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  • U.S. Long Underestimated Qaeda's Scope, Officials Say

    06/08/2002 1:38:38 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 33 replies · 5,277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 9, 2002 | JUDITH MILLER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    ASHINGTON, June 7— A re-examination of years of terrorist plots and attacks around the world, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, suggests that American intelligence agencies profoundly underestimated Al Qaeda's reach and aspirations for more than a decade as it grew from obscurity into a global terrorist threat, lawmakers and investigators said this week.As Congressional investigators look back far beyond the series of signals missed before the Sept. 11 attacks, they are seeking answers to many questions about Al Qaeda that law enforcement and intelligence agencies still cannot answer themselves, officials said.In particular, they said, Congressional investigators are trying...
  • NICHOLS/PHILIPPINES

    05/11/2002 9:51:36 PM PDT · by glorygirl · 10 replies · 1,067+ views
    KTVT-TV, Dallas ^ | 5/10/02 | CBS 11
    Ever since the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, critics have contended that more people were involved than Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. A recent federal lawsuit alleges that Iraqi agents also played a role and McVeigh’s former defense attorney claims that prior to the bombing Nichols made contact with international terrorists. In a special report CBS 11’s Steve Narisi says the trail some investigators are following leads to the Philippines. “The U.S. Government has contended all along that any link between Nichols and Islamic extremists is strictly coincidental. During Nichols and McVeigh’s trial, the court didn’t allow...
  • Who's Who on the 9/11 "Independent" Commission?

    08/11/2005 2:17:27 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 14 replies · 2,158+ views
    Independent Media TV ^ | July 21, 2003 | Michael Chossudovsky
    According to The New York Times (8 July 2003): "the federal commission investigating the Sept. 11 terror attacks said today that its work was being hampered by the failure of executive branch agencies, especially the Pentagon and the Justice Department, to respond quickly to requests for documents and testimony." Several alternative media have joined the bandwagon. George W. Bush is accused of obstructing the investigation...Former Jersey governor Thomas Kean, the commission's chairman is presented as an honest and uncompromising individual, who is courageously confronting the US government: "Without greater cooperation, Kean said, ''we cannot do the job we are supposed...
  • Quick - google Dietrich Snell. Explains a lot about AttaGate.

    08/11/2005 1:40:02 PM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 260 replies · 8,947+ views
    google ^ | epluribus_2
    don't have time to elaborate - see for yourself. This guy was the one Able Danger team briefed who decided it was not worthy of inclusion into the 9/11 report or even to the ears of comittee members since it did not fit their conclusions about Atta. THIS NEEDS TO P*O*P!
  • ON CLINTON'S WATCH: Feds Nixed Deal for Plane Plot Tipoff

    09/25/2001 2:57:50 AM PDT · by Liz · 47 replies · 1,854+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/25/01 | GREG B. SMITH
    Terrorist told of plan to crash into CIA's HQ Two years ago, federal prosecutors turned down a cooperation offer from a terrorist who claimed he was part of a well-financed 1995 plot to crash an airplane into the CIA headquarters. Abdul Hakim Murad said he got his pilot's license after training at several American flight schools, including one that is now under scrutiny in the terror investigation. Murad was convicted in 1996 for his role in a highly choreographed scheme to blow up 12 U.S.-bound jetliners flying out of Southeast Asia. The Pakistani-born man said that in addition to the ...
  • Homeland Security Agents Force Plane to Land in San Antonio

    01/24/2005 10:12:18 PM PST · by ElephantinTexas · 329 replies · 17,410+ views
    WOAI ^ | 1/24/2005 | ElephantinTexas
    This is my first post so I hope I got it right. This is breaking here in San Anonio. A single engine plane has been forced down at Stenson Field south of San Antonio. Homeland Security, DPS and SAPD are on the scene. They are waiting for a Chinese tranlator but they have Chinese illegals in custody and said that the pilot was someone Homeland Security has been looking for. I'll post more as it comes available.
  • TWA Flight 800 and the 9/11 Commission Cover Up: An Interview With Peter Lance

    10/04/2004 9:05:42 PM PDT · by restornu · 62 replies · 2,631+ views
    Writers Write, Inc ^ | (September, 2004) | by Claire E. White
    Was the 9/11 Commission Report a cover up? Were we lied to when we were told that 9/11 was the first time that Al-Qaeda hijacked and destroyed an American jetliner? Five time Emmy® award-winning investigative journalist Journalist Peter Lance and bestselling author Peter Lance asserts just that in his blockbuster new book Cover Up: What the Government is Still Hiding About the War on Terror (HarperCollins). In his 2003 bestselling nonfiction work, 1000 Years for Revenge (HarperCollins), Lance laid bare the plotting and events that led to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. After reading 1000 Years for Revenge, Governor...
  • U.S. Secretly Detained bin Laden Brother-in-Law For Four Months (Gorelick and OKC Blast mentioned)

    09/07/2004 3:33:12 PM PDT · by Peach · 17 replies · 4,270+ views
    IntelWire ^ | September 7, 2004 | John Berger
    September 7, 2004 U.S. Secretly Detained bin Laden Brother-in-Law For Four Months After Purported May 1995 Deportation Controversial 9/11 Commissioner Linked To Case By FOIA Documents By J.M. Berger INTELWIRE.com The U.S. government secretly detained Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law for four months in 1995, after the INS announced he had already been deported to Jordan, according to documents obtained by INTELWIRE using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Jordan deportation was authorized by then-Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, at the request of Secretary of State Warren Christopher. A member of the independent commission investigating the September 11 attacks, Gorelick...
  • The Philippine branch of terror: Al Qaeda is believed to have given initial funding to Abu Sayyaf

    10/26/2001 5:39:24 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 655+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Friday, October 26, 2001 | By Dan Murphy
    MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - There are so many links between the Abu Sayyaf Group of the Philippines, which beheaded an American hostage a few months ago, and Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist network, that on paper they look like the route map for a Peshawar-based airline. The links run from that high, bleak border city in Pakistan to terrorist dens in Afghanistan and Yemen; to murders and bombings in the Philippines; to the first attack on the World Trade Center; to a foiled attempt to assassinate the pope during a 1995 visit to Manila. A captured Abu Sayyaf guerrilla, ...
  • Could We Have Prevented the Attacks?

    10/27/2001 5:03:29 PM PDT · by It'salmosttolate · 10 replies · 277+ views
    www.thenewamerican.com ^ | October 27, 2001 | by William Norman Grigg
    Could We Have Prevented the Attacks? by William Norman Grigg During the 1990s, the FBI uncovered clues indicating that bin Laden was planning to attack America with hijacked airliners. This information was never shared with local police. On April 19th, police arrested 30-year-old Leo V. Felton and 21-year-old Erica Chase after they had tried to pass counterfeit $20 bills at a Dunkin’ Donuts in East Boston. After the pair was booked and processed into the Nashua Street Jail, police turned the investigation over to the Secret Service. Seven days later, Felton was free on bail, despite the fact that federal ...
  • Did Nichols and Yousef meet?

    02/20/2004 5:40:33 AM PST · by Peach · 26 replies · 3,753+ views
    IntelWire ^ | February 20, 2004 | By J.M. BERGER
    Did Nichols and Yousef meet? Closer analysis of Terry Nichols and Ramzi Yousef timelines creates a compelling, if still circumstantial, case — and offers clues to where the smoking guns may be found By J.M. BERGER INTELWIRE.com In November 1994, Terry Nichols and Ramzi Yousef both walked on the grounds of the same college campus in the Philippines. Whether their paths crossed is a question that still dogs researchers. But it's increasingly clear that what separates their respective itineraries is sometimes a matter of yards, feet or even inches, within a span of days, hours and sometimes mere minutes. They...
  • INS Deported bin Laden Brother-in-Law Just Days After OKC Bombing

    10/06/2003 2:37:10 PM PDT · by JohnBerger · 93 replies · 1,878+ views
    whoisjohndoe2.com ^ | 10/06/03 | J.M. Berger
    Just days after the Oklahoma City bombing, the INS deported Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, even though the FBI had evidence that linked the Saudi businessman to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1995 Bojinka plot and Oklahoma City. Not only was Khalifa deported to Jordan, where he was subsequently freed, but the U.S. government let him leave with potentially incriminating evidence and cleared his record of terrorism charges. Evidence in the FBI's possession at the time potentially implicated the Saudi businessman in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the airliner bombing plot and the Oklahoma City...
  • Saudi Arabian man accused of molesting girl wanted on new charge

    06/07/2003 1:22:36 AM PDT · by Marak · 20 replies · 576+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | 06/07/03 | By CHRIS W. COLBY, cwcolby@naplesnews.com
    Saudi Arabian man accused of molesting girl wanted on new charge Saturday, June 7, 2003By CHRIS W. COLBY, cwcolby@naplesnews.com A Saudi Arabian man charged with sexually molesting a 12-year-old girl on Marco Island is wanted for arrest on a new set of charges that prompted a barrage of criticism of state prosecutors by the man's attorney. Jerry Berry, attorney for Farouk Murad, 66, complained prosecutor Steve Maresca reneged on an agreement to add a new lewd and lascivious molestation charge, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison, to one Murad already faces in the July 2002 sexual...
  • Nuclear Threat in 1995 Went Unheeded

    03/12/2002 10:05:45 AM PST · by kattracks · 36 replies · 529+ views
    AP | 3/12/02 | JIM GOMEZ and DAFNA LINZER
    Mar 12, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- U.S. officials received a warning as early as 1995 that Islamic militants were plotting to attack an American nuclear site, but did not pass along the information to the agency that oversees nuclear facilities or to the plants themselves, The Associated Press has learned. The warning came in police interrogations of convicted terrorist Abdul Hakim Murad and from a computer seized in the Philippines from Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center. Both men were linked to Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida terrorist network, and...
  • Catastrophic intelligence Failure - Clinton's Bin Laden GATE

    09/29/2001 1:10:15 PM PDT · by majordivit · 124 replies · 23,347+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 24, 2001 | Cliff Kincaid - Reed Irvine
    CATASTROPHIC INTELLIGENCE FAILURE In 1995, the CIA and the FBI learned that Osama bin Laden was planning to hijack U.S. airliners and use them as bombs to attack important targets in the U.S. This scheme was called Project Bojinka. It was discovered in the Philippines, where authorities arrested two of bin Laden's agents, Ramzi Yousef and Abdul Hakim Murad. They were involved in planting a bomb on a Philippine airliner. Project Bojinka, which Philip-pine authorities found outlined on Abdul Murad's laptop, called for planting bombs on eleven U.S. airliners and hijacking others and crashing them into targets like the CIA ...
  • Report: 9-11 Plotter Linked to OKC Bombing

    05/27/2002 12:22:53 PM PDT · by kattracks · 24 replies · 903+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 5/27/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    An al Qaeda conspirator who was involved in a plot investigators now say was an early blueprint for the 9-11 attacks had also claimed credit for the Oklahoma City bombing seven years ago, according to an FBI 302 witness statement revealed by Insight Magazine on Monday. Immediately after the 1995 blast was reported, Abdul Hakim Murad, who was about to stand trial in New York for his involvement in a Philippine al Qaeda plot to fly hijacked airliners into targets like the World Trade Center and Pentagon, told a prison guard that "the Liberation Army was responsible for the...
  • An Oklahoma Mystery New hints of links between Timothy McVeigh and Middle Eastern terrorists

    07/19/2002 10:28:09 PM PDT · by glorygirl · 98 replies · 2,038+ views
    L.A. Weekly ^ | JULY 19 - 25, 2002 | Jim Crogan
    EITHER CONVICTED OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBERS Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were part of a conspiracy, possibly involving Middle Eastern and Filipino connections, or they were not. Seven years later, the authorities have still not fully examined this question. But taking on this issue would seem to fit the mission of the House and Senate Intelligence committees, which are jointly investigating intelligence failures by the FBI and CIA before 9/11. Chaired by two Floridians -- Republican Representative Porter Goss and Democratic Senator Bob Graham -- the Committees' began their closed-door work by focusing on two areas: U.S. investigations of terrorism since...
  • 2nd Marco Island,Florida Saudi Rapist Flees Country/Court and Police At Odds For Blame

    07/19/2002 2:17:47 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 61 replies · 608+ views
    Naples Daily News | 7-19-02 | JANINE A. ZEITLIN
    Friday, July 19, 2002 By JANINE A. ZEITLIN, jazeitlin@naplesnews.com Marco Island police and Collier County court officials are at odds over who was to blame for the swift departure of a Saudi Arabian government official from the United States this week after his arrest on charges of sexual assault of a Marco girl. Court officials say Collier Circuit Judge Ted Brousseau had no way of knowing Dr. Farouk Murad, 66, was a flight risk when the judge set a $50,000 bond Sunday. Brousseau didn't seize Murad's passport. The only address listed on police reports of Murad's arrest was a post...
  • SAUDI MAN LEAVES U.S. AFTER POSTING BOND IN MARCO SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE

    07/17/2002 5:52:30 AM PDT · by elcaudillo · 161 replies · 727+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | 7/17/2002 | Janine A. Zeitlin
    A former high-level academic with the Saudi Arabian government left the United States on Tuesday night after posting bond in connection with the sexual assault of a 13-year old Marco Island girl, investigators said.Collier County Circuit Judge Ted Brousseau set a $50,000 bond for Farouk Murad, 66, at his first appearance Sunday. Murad posted $50,000 cash Monday afternoon, Collier County sheriff's officials said. The judge didn't seize Murad's passport, investigators said.Marco Island police had recommended bond be denied.Sunday morning, Murad was arrested on charges of lewd battery-sexual act with a child 12-15 years old and false imprisonment of a child...
  • Turning the Tables on Oklahoma City

    04/29/2002 3:37:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies · 725+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | April 29, 2002 | Steve Farrell
    It seems only yesterday that 168 innocent Americans perished in Oklahoma City in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history – pre-9/11. After saving lives, the top priority on that fateful day was "Whodunit?" Then things got worse. As the nation tried to figure out "whodunit," the political left already had an answer, and no amount of facts would change it: "The killer was 'the political right.' " Mass Murderer #1: Conservative Talk Radio Remember? According to the left's account, there was one bomber, 150 million co-conspirators and, at the top, a few dozen hate-driven conservative talk radio show hosts...
  • CBS 11 Investigates Whether US Was Warned About Terrorist Attacks

    04/28/2002 5:47:53 AM PDT · by glorygirl · 37 replies · 735+ views
    CBS 11 investigates very serious questions about what our government knew about planned terrorist attacks against America... including 9/11 and Oklahoma City. As far back as seven years ago, federal authorities may have been told terrorists were already in this country taking flying lessons and picking their targets. Sources say the evidence was overwhelming and the U.S. was clearly and repeatedly warned. CBS 11 Special Correspondent Steve Narisi traveled to the Philippines where the questions were first raised and perhaps even answered. "My reaction was that they had done this and they have succeeded. Those were my words. They...