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HOW LOCAL MOB GOON UNLOCKED TERRORIST'S DARK PLOTS (Ramzi Yousef -- AGAIN!)
New York Post Online ^ | April 11, 2004

Posted on 04/11/2004 11:49:23 AM PDT by Howlin

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:20:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

STRANGE CELL-FELLOW: Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the '93 WTC bombing, in 1996, when he began spilling to a jail "friend."

April 11, 2004 -- The 9/11 commission has been given an FBI report detailing mobster-turned-spy Gregory Scarpa Jr.'s 1996 prison exchanges with terrorist Ramzi Yousef. The Post's Al Guart reports how a Brooklyn hood became America's unlikely agent in the war on terror.


(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1993; 1993wtcbombing; 1996; 911commission; colombo; colombocrimefamily; gregoryscarpajr; gregoryscarpasr; mobster; omissioncommission; ramziyousef; scarpa; scarpajr; shoebombers; terrorism; worldtradecenter; yousef
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By May 1996, Scarpa had relayed to the FBI the types and densities of explosives that Yousef said he could get past airport metal detectors and X-ray machines. Scarpa also learned how to conceal wiring and a 9-volt battery needed to detonate a bomb in an electric razor or toy.

Yousef described how explosives and detonators could be hidden in shoe heels - five years before terrorist Richard Reed tried to ignite his sneakers on a flight from Paris to Miami.

So, if I have this straight, Janet Reno KNEW of a potential plot with SHOE BOMBS -- and she knew FIVE YEARS before it happened?

Somebody call Ben-Vineste!

1 posted on 04/11/2004 11:49:24 AM PDT by Howlin
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Interesting.
2 posted on 04/11/2004 11:51:01 AM PDT by Howlin (Ask me what I got for my birthday....will ya?)
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To: Howlin
So...what did you get for your birthday???
3 posted on 04/11/2004 11:54:44 AM PDT by Krodg
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To: Howlin
Bttt.
4 posted on 04/11/2004 11:55:51 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: Howlin
BTTT.

How reliable is all of this, any idea??
5 posted on 04/11/2004 11:59:49 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (A vote for JF'nK is a vote for Peace in our Time!)
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To: Howlin
Fascinating post.

The story line reads like the beginning of film - like a flashback or introduction.

(The end hasn't been written yet).
6 posted on 04/11/2004 12:03:17 PM PDT by edwin hubble
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To: Howlin
that's Ramzi the Iraqi, nephew of Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

7 posted on 04/11/2004 12:03:42 PM PDT by GeorgiaYankee (Ted Kennedy and Jimmy Carter-- now providing aid, comfort and talking points to our enemies.)
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To: Howlin
Janet Reno KNEW of a potential plot with SHOE BOMBS -- and she knew FIVE YEARS before it happened

When can we expect her to appear before the 9/11 Commission?!

8 posted on 04/11/2004 12:06:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Howlin
Interesting! Indeed! BUMP
9 posted on 04/11/2004 12:09:26 PM PDT by hoosiermama (prayers for all)
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To: Howlin
Why should they do anything? The Paleoterrorists and the al Qaeda terrorists were DNC contributors.


1968 Robert Kennedy assassinated
1972 Munich Olympics Sep-5,1972 (Black September)
1976 Entebbe Hostage Crisis, June 27, 1976
1979 Iran Hostage Crisis, Nov. 4, 1979 444 days
1979 Grand Mosque Seizure, Nov 20,1979
1981 Assassination of Egyptian President, Oct 6,1981
1982 Assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister, Sept 14, 1982
1983 Bombing of US Embassy in Beirut6, April 18,1983
1983 Bombing of Maring Barricks, Beruit, Oct 23,1983
1984 Hizballah Restaurant Bombing, April 12,1984
1985 Egyptian Airliner Hijacking, Nov 23,1985
1985 Rome Airport murders
1985 TWA Flight 847 hijacked, U.S. Navy diver murdered
1985 Achille Lauro hijacking, Homacidal maniac lived in saddams Iraq
1986 Aircraft Bombing in Greece, March 30, 1986
1988 Pan Am 747 Flight 103 Bombing, Lockerbie, 100's murdered
1988 Berlin Discoteque Bombing, Dec 21,1988
1992 Bombing in Israeli Embassy in Argentina, March 17,1992
1993 Attempted Assassination of Pres. Bush Sr., April 14,1993
1993 First World Trade Center bombing, February 26th, 7 Killed, Hundreds injured, Billions
1994 Air France Hijacking, Dec 24,1994
1995 Attack on US Diplomats in Pakistan, Mar 8,1995
1995 Saudi Military Installation Attack, Nov 13, 1995
1995 Kashmiri Hostage taking, July 4,1995
1996 Khobar Towers attack
1996 Sudanese Missionarys Kidnapping, Aug 17,1996
1996 Paris Subway Explosion, Dec 3,1996
1997 Israeli Shopping Mall Bombing, Sept 4, 1997
1997 Yemeni Kidnappings, Oct 30,1997
1998 Somali Hostage taking crisis, April 15,1998
1998 U.S. Embassy Bombing in Peru, Jan 15, 1998
1998 U.S. Kenya Embassy blown up, 100's murdered
1998 U.S. Tanzania Embassy blown up, 100's murdered
1999 Plot to blow up Space Needle (thwarted)
2000 USS Cole attacked, many U.S. Navy sailors murdered
2000-2003 Intifada against Israel - 100's dead and injured
2000 Manila Bombing, Dec 30,2000
2001 4 Commercial airliners hijacked, 250+ murdered
2001 World Trade Center attacked, 2800+ murdered
2001 Flight 93 murders
2001 Pentagon attacked, 180+ murdered
2002 Reporter Daniel Pearl, kidnapped and murdered
2002 Philippines American missionary, Filipino nurse killed
2002 July 4, El Al attack Los Angeles LAX, several murdered
2002 Bali bombing - 200 dead, 300 injured
2002 Yemen, French Oil Tanker attacked
2002 Marines attacked / murdered in Kuwait
2002 Washington D.C. sniper
2002 Russian Theater attacked, 100+ dead
2002 Nigerian riots against Miss World Pageant, 200 dead, dozens injured
2002 Mombasa Hotel Attacked, 12 dead, dozens injured
2002 Israeli Boeing 757 attacked by missiles, fortunately no one injured
2002 August Hotel bombing in Jakarta, Indonesia. 12 dead, dozens injured.
2003 Rusian concert bombing
2003 Phillipines airport and market bombing
2003 Foiled SAM plot in the USA
2003 UN Baghdad HQ Bombing
on and on and on and on it goes .........


10 posted on 04/11/2004 12:11:14 PM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: Howlin
Wasn't Ramsey Clark Yousef's lawyer??
11 posted on 04/11/2004 12:13:09 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: Krodg
A letter from President Bush!
12 posted on 04/11/2004 12:13:50 PM PDT by Howlin (Ask me what I got for my birthday....will ya?)
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To: Howlin
So, if I have this straight, Janet Reno KNEW of a potential plot with SHOE BOMBS -- and she knew FIVE YEARS before it happened?

Somebody call Ben-Vineste!

The dims on the committee and in the media will never allow this to get into mainstream. "The People" {meaning the demonrats of course} need to be protected, you know.

13 posted on 04/11/2004 12:14:24 PM PDT by fella
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To: Howlin
Have you seen this????

FORENSIC-INTELLIGENCE.ORG

Fox News (Rebecca Gomez reporting) just had a story on this and I'm sorry I just caught the tail end of it....maybe it will be repeated on a later newscast....so it's out there in the media, but how mainstream it goes, one can only hope!!!

14 posted on 04/11/2004 12:14:48 PM PDT by soozla (1-877KARZFORKIDZ - makeitstop!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: kcvl
This week Janet will be appearing



http://www.9-11commission.gov/hearings/hearing10.htm

Tenth public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States will hold its tenth public hearing on April 13-14, 2004, in Washington, DC. The two-day hearing will examine the performance of law enforcement and the Intelligence Community prior to September 11 and evaluate post-9/11 reforms in these areas.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Capitol Hill (Hart 216), the Commission will hear from current and former top-level officials from our nation’s law enforcement and intelligence communities. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III will testify before the Commission, as well as former Attorney General Janet Reno, former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh, and former Acting FBI Director Thomas J. Pickard. In addition to witness testimony, four staff statements will be delivered during the course of the proceedings. The hearing will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14. A complete hearing agenda follows this advisory.

15 posted on 04/11/2004 12:15:21 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: Howlin
FNC is going to be talking about this story, sometime in the next hour
16 posted on 04/11/2004 12:18:07 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: Mo1
Thanks! That should be interesting. Is Mansoor Ijaz going to testify any time soon?
17 posted on 04/11/2004 12:22:38 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Howlin
Interesting is right. I have to re-read this article to fully understand all the implications and am still trying to get "caught up" from being away for a week and only reading here occasionally.
18 posted on 04/11/2004 12:23:57 PM PDT by Peach
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To: Howlin
May 10, 1999

It's Not Life, But Close

Colombo mobster Gregory Scarpa Jr. was slammed last week with a 40 year sentence for racketeering and other crimes by a Brooklyn Federal Judge who rejected his plea for leniency and downplayed his spying on a known terrorist for the FBI.

Judge Reena Raggi dismissed his year of spying against World Trade Center bombing mastermind Ramzi Yousef while they were prison mates as insignificant at best and more likely "part of a scam."

At his trial, Scarpa testified that he alerted the FBI of plots to kill a judge and a prosecutor. He also described how he used a tiny two-inch spy camera to photograph bomb formulas that Yousef slipped through the cracks in the wall of their cells.

Scarpa, 47, was acquitted of five murders which each carried a life sentence, but convicted of racketeering and separate counts of loansharking, bookmaking and tax fraud. He admitted at trial that he was inducted into the Mafia, but claimed the crimes in his six-count indictment were all committed by his father, Greg Sr., a Colombo capo and a top-echelon FBI informant for 30 years.


http://216.239.51.104/search?q=cache:J8LMyrDvq1YJ:www.ganglandnews.com/column125.htm+Gregory+Scarpa+Jr,+yousef&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
19 posted on 04/11/2004 12:25:03 PM PDT by kcvl
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20 posted on 04/11/2004 12:29:02 PM PDT by nutmeg (Why vote for Bush? Imagine Commander in Chief John Fin al-Qerry)
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