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  • FBI agent sought CIA help to investigate Sarasota Saudis who fled U.S. before 9/11

    07/09/2020 5:25:11 PM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    Florida Bulldog ^ | 08 July 2020 | Dan Christensen
    The FBI agent who led the post 9/11 investigation of Saudis who moved out of their Sarasota-area home under suspicious circumstances two weeks before the 2001 al Qaeda attacks urged the FBI to seek information from the CIA about whether they assisted the terrorist hijackers. That’s among the final disclosures the FBI made recently to conclude a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit brought by Florida Bulldog in 2012 seeking records of a bureau investigation that was once so secret its existence was withheld from both Congress and the 9/11 Commission. News that the FBI agent who led the probe...
  • Remembering the Day That Everything Changed

    09/11/2019 8:15:34 PM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 11 September A.D. 2019 | Faith McDonnel
    Maybe it is because I feel as if I owe my life to the brave passengers on United Flight 93 — if indeed that plane-turned-weapon was directed towards the U.S. Capitol. Or maybe it is because for my friends from Sudan/South Sudan, both Christian and Muslim, “9/11 was 24/7…and 365.” After all, I was at the Rayburn House Office Building that morning, waiting to begin a press conference on why there should be capital market sanctions against companies that did business with the Islamic Republic of Sudan because of Sudan’s connections to terrorism. Terrorism! Hah! We didn’t have a CLUE...
  • Trial for Men Charged With Plotting 9/11 Attacks Is Set for 2021

    08/30/2019 4:44:37 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2019 | Carol Rosenberg
    A military judge on Friday set Jan. 11, 2021, as the start of the joint death-penalty trial at Guantánamo Bay of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four men charged with plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed 2,976 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. The date .... is the first time that a trial judge in the case actually set a start-of-trial date, despite requests by prosecutors since 2012... If the 2021 timeline holds, jury selection would start eight months before the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. One major issue the judge has yet to resolve is...
  • Military judge sets 2021 date for death-penalty trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (TR)

    08/30/2019 11:07:24 AM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/30/2019 | Dailymail Reporter
    A 2021 date has been established for the death-penalty trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other men charged as the masterminds behind the September 11 attack in New York City. Colonel W. Shane Cohen of the Air Force announced on Friday that the trial is set for January 11, 2021. The case will take place at Camp Justice at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. Cohen set the date so that a military jury could be selected, the New York Times reports.
  • A Sculpture Celebrating Saudi Arabia Has Been Erected on Ground Zero. “There is no god but Allah,

    01/12/2019 4:20:01 AM PST · by vannrox · 33 replies
    Above Top Secret ^ | 01/09/19 3:31pm | Davis Richardson
    A sculpture celebrating Saudi Arabia’s place in the G20 Summit was erected on the World Trade Center grounds last week, a stone’s throw away from the 9/11 memorial. Shaped to resemble a piece of candy, the nine-foot-tall statue bears the Kingdom’s emerald flag emblazoned with the Arabic inscription, “There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet.” It was created by French sculptor Laurence Jenkell in 2011 as part of the larger installation “Candy Nation” which depicts G20 countries as sugary delights, and has since been featured in over 25 countries. All 20 sculptures are currently on display...
  • Saudi Monument to Allah Erected at the World Trade Center

    01/10/2019 7:39:59 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 92 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 01/10/2019 | S.Noble
    A nine foot sculpture has risen on the site of the World Trade Center terror attack of 9/11 in New York. It’s a Saudi Arabian candy monument inscribed with the words, “There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet.” Those are the same words used by the 9/11 terrorists who blew up the Twin Towers at that site. Most of the terrorists were Saudis and the government itself has been implicated at high levels. The Saudi monument is one of the statues representing the 20 nations — the G20 — that artist Laurence Jenkell thought appropriate for...
  • 9/11 attack: New York City subway station reopens after 17 years

    09/09/2018 10:18:05 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/09/2018 | BBC
    A New York City subway station has reopened for the first time since it was destroyed 17 years ago in the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack. Cortlandt Street on the 1 line was buried under debris when the two World Trade Center towers collapsed after hijackers crashed planes into them. On Saturday, people were welcomed into the newly renamed WTC Cortlandt station as the first train rolled in at midday.
  • FDNY hero who evacuated hundreds on 9/11 dies at 45 of cancer

    03/18/2018 5:28:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/18/2018 | Nicole Darrah
    A New York City firefighter, who heroically aided in the evacuation of hundreds of people in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 as the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history unfolded, has died. Thomas Phelan, 45, of Brooklyn, died on Friday, according to the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York. Phelan, family and friends told the New York Daily News, died from cancer linked to the toxic fumes at Ground Zero. He is one of more than 170 firefighters who have died as a result of an illness related to the attacks at the World Trade Center in 2001,...
  • Labor Department denies inspector workers’ compensation as other agencies accept his 9/11 illness

    12/13/2017 3:21:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12.03.17 | Ginger Otis
    A former inspector for the federal government now diagnosed with a terminal 9/11 illness is battling with the Labor Department for his workers’ compensation benefit.  Dale Henderson, 59, was a compliance inspector with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 9/11.  He’s been diagnosed by government doctors with interstitial lung disease — one of several illnesses linked to exposure to hazardous materials on 9/11 or at Ground Zero.  Henderson’s 9/11 illness was acknowledged by the World Trade Center Victims Compensation Fund — which awarded him a $300,000 payout when he first got sick.9/11 asbestos debris lawsuits cleared by N.Y....
  • Remembrance Archive: Free Republic Threads From 9-11-01

    09/11/2017 7:32:16 AM PDT · by Pollster1 · 38 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 9-11-2001 | Starrgaizr and others
    Written by Starrgaizr: Upon request, I have collected links to many of the earliest threads from September 11, 2001 below. I reviewed threads from the very first FR report (http://www.freeRepublic.com/focus/fr/520255/posts)through thread number 520326. Feel free to add other significant threads, including photo archives. Bumping this thread periodically instead of the original threads will also avoid scaring people with the headlines. Bookmark this thread, and bump it from time to time when the nation and the press seems to forget why we need resolve in the face of evil. Forgive some of the early misinformation and broken photo links, and recall...
  • Police Shut Down World Trade Center Transit Hub In Manhattan

    07/02/2017 12:57:01 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 7/02/17 | ???
    NEW YORK — The World Trade Center transit hub in Manhattan was closed Sunday afternoon as police investigated a suspicious package. The PATH train station issued an alert on their website: “Due to a police activity, service in to and out of WTC is suspended. Please use MTA for service uptown for PATH service in to New Jersey.”
  • Al-Qaeda Claims U.S. Killed 'Blind Sheikh' in Prison, Calls for 'Violent Revenge'

    02/22/2017 5:46:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 22, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Qaeda accused the United States of withholding necessary medication from "Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel-Rahman, the mastermind of the deadly 1993 World Trade Center bombing who died behind bars Saturday. They also released a final statement from the sheikh complaining of strip searches that explored his private parts "front and back," claiming that he could be poisoned behind bars and calling for "the most powerful and violent revenge" in the event of his demise. Abdel-Rahman, 78, was serving a life sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Butner, in North Carolina. He had been blinded at a young age by diabetes, and...
  • Defector Testifies Against Terror Suspect

    01/31/2004 3:14:47 PM PST · by Lessismore · 2 replies · 114+ views
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 30.01.2004
    Mzoudi was a liaison to al Qaeda, witness said. A man claiming to be a former Iranian spy testified Friday that Abdelghani Mzoudi, the second man to be tried for an alleged role in the Sept. 11 attacks, was involved in the preparations to hit the World Trade Center. The witness, who goes by the alias Hamid Reza Zakeri, took the stand at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Hamburg and claimed that Mzoudi, was "responsible for part of the organization" of the suicide attacks that destroyed the twin towers in New York and damaged the Pentagon. Zakeri testified Mzoudi...
  • In a snap, heavenly image is captured above WTC site

    09/14/2016 8:20:12 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | September 13, 2016
    Like countless other people, freelance photographer Rich McCormack of Jersey City snapped a photo of the Tribute in Light at the World Trade Center site last week. But unlike the others, McCormack captured something more than the beams of light reaching up into the night sky. Just what it is that the frequent contributor to The Jersey Journal captured in his image is open to interpretation. It looks like "a vision of the Lord (Jesus) with his arms folded," said McCormack, who took the photo Friday night, Sept. 9, from the Hoboken waterfront.
  • 104 Jumpers Who Flung Themselves From The Twin Towers Have Been 'Airbrushed From History'

    09/11/2016 10:38:00 AM PDT · by drewh · 85 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 05:01 EST, 11 September 2011 | Tom Leonard
    From the earliest days after the 9/11 attacks, the American establishment have showed an overwhelming reluctance to dwell on those who jumped or fell from the Twin Towers. Unofficial estimates put the number of jumpers at around 200, but it is impossible to say for certain because their bodies were indistinguishable from others after the collapse of the Towers. As part of its research into where the fire was at its most intense, NIST analysed camera footage and still photographs, and counted 104 jumpers, often recording the floor and exact window from which they left. All but three leapt from...
  • President Bush addresses Congress and nation after 9/11

    09/11/2016 5:54:43 AM PDT · by knarf · 2 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | C-SPAN
    We haven't heard such praise for a President SINCE him.But we will soon again !
  • AS IT HAPPENED VIA CNN ... 1 1/2 HRS

    09/11/2016 4:33:12 AM PDT · by knarf · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | September 11, 2001 | CNN
    CNN live for an hour and a half, September 11, 2001
  • Islamists To Open DNC With Prayer For Sharia To Replace US Constitution

    08/29/2012 1:20:28 PM PDT · by fromscratchmom · 38 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | 8/29/2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Sharia SC Islamists to open DNC with prayer for sharia to replace US Constitution When the Democrat National Convention/”hate-America” festival gets started, it will begin with a “Jummah” or Muslim prayer group. There will be about 20,000 people gathered for a celebration of the Islamists’ plans to eventually overthrow our government and replace our Constitutional government with a Sharia-controlled theocracy. This begs the question: who will be there and what do they represent? The leaders of the Jummah will be Jibril Hough and Imam Siraj Wahha. Both men have a long track record of hatred for America and our way...
  • Blood Stored Here Helps Bury 9/11 Firefighter in New York (MN)

    06/17/2016 9:30:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    ABC News / KSTP.com ^ | 6/17/16 | Todd Wilson
    Nearly 15 years after 9/11, New York firefighter and Battalion Chief Larry Stack is slowly but surely moving toward his final resting place. Stack and 342 other firefighters died trying to save lives at the World Trade Center that were destroyed in the September 11th, 2001 attacks. Stacks' remains like many others were never found or identified. So his family didn't hold a funeral for him. They were hoping his remains would be found. Plus, the Catholic Church requires physical remains be present in church for a funeral. After 15 agonizing years Stacks' family remembered he had gone into the...
  • Senate Passes Bill Exposing Saudi Arabia to 9/11 Legal Claims

    WASHINGTON — A bill that would let the families of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the terrorist plot passed the Senate unanimously on Tuesday, bringing Congress closer to a showdown with the White House, which has threatened to veto the legislation.The Senate’s passage of the bill, which will now be taken up in the House, is another sign of escalating tensions in a relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia that once received little scrutiny from lawmakers.Obama administration officials have lobbied against the bill, a view that the White House...