The Original American Malcontent

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The History of a Coup D'Etat

History Staff, Central Intelligence Agency, "ZENDEBAD SHAH!": The Central Intelligence Agency and the Fall of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossdeq, August 1953, by Scott A. Koch, June 1998, Top Secret.Source: FOIA request and lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency
One of the most infamous covert operations in the history of U.S. foreign policy was the coup d'état against Iran's Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq in August 1953. That the United States government, through the Central Intelligence Agency, played a role in this affair is not a matter of dispute, although the exact nature of its role remains subject to controversy (Note 29): indeed, the normalization of U.S-Iran relations may someday require Washington to elucidate its role in the 1953 coup. While the events of 1953 have been the subject of a valuable memoir literature by key American and British participants, (Note 30) declassified documents that shed light on the CIA operation TP/AJAX are, for all intents and purposes, nonexistent. The State Department's Foreign Relations series volume on Iran, 1951-1954 (published in 1989) failed even to mention the CIA role in the coup. That helped precipitate a scandal that led the U.S. Congress to require the State Department to establish an historical advisory committee that would guard against such omissions in the future. Moreover, several Directors of Central Intelligence, including James Woolsey and John Deutsch, promised that the Agency would take action to declassify material on key events in the early history of the CIA, such as its role in the 1948 Italian elections and the 1953 overthrow of Mossadeq. (Note 31)
In an effort to force the release of documentation on the 1953 coup, in 1999 the National Security Archive initiated a lawsuit against the CIA with the pro bono assistance of Todd Richmond and Thomas Susman of the Washington, D.C. law firm, Ropes and Gray. The lawsuit focused on several issues: 1) CIA biographies of deceased Soviet bloc leaders, 2) a CIA history on the U.S. role in the 1948 Italian elections, and 3) two histories of the 1953 coup: a) one written in 1954 by clandestine services official Donald Wilber that the Agency published internally in 1969, and b) a CIA History Staff study prepared in the late 1990s. The CIA proved most obdurate, refused to release any substantive information on TP/AJAX, and convinced a federal judge to sustain its position on the others issues as well (CIA biographies and Italy/1948). In the course of the proceedings, William McNair, a CIA information officer swore under oath that only one line in one of the requested histories could be declassified. McNair also claimed that the CIA could never confirm nor deny the existence of biographical sketches of Soviet bloc leaders, a "Glomar" claim, named for the ship Glomar Explorer, the subject of a FOIA lawsuit in which the courts allowed the CIA to "neither confirm nor deny" the existence or non-existence of responsive information. (Note 32)
Apparently a CIA veteran decided that this was an intolerable state of affairs because the Wilber history was leaked to the New York Times, which published an excised version on its web site in 2000. (Note 33) The Archive subsequently dropped that part of its request. In the meantime, the Archive's lawyers argued that McNair's testimony was "facially incredible," not least because the CIA had already released biographical information on some of the same Eastern European Communists - Janos Kadar and Gustav Husak - that were the subject of its FOIA request. (Note 34) The judge agreed and forced the CIA to revisit the documents. As it turned out, further review of the CIA History Staff study showed that McNair's testimony was false because the study included a number of paragraphs marked "U" for "unclassified" that were based on unclassified, secondary literature. Pursuant to the Archive's lawsuit, the CIA released the unclassified portions of "ZENDEBAD SHAH" (Long Live the Shah!), but refused to declassify any of the classified paragraphs. Thus, it was not until a CIA official had been caught in a deception that the Agency would address some part of the Archive's FOIA request.
In a victory for FOIA requesters, the court ruled that the CIA could no longer use the "neither confirm nor deny" language to refuse FOIA requests for biographical sketches. Unfortunately, the Court accepted the CIA's decision to release only the unclassified paragraphs from ZENDEBAD SHAH!, ruling that the Agency need go no further. The State Department will eventually publish important CIA documents on TP/AJAX when it publishes a special volume in the Foreign Relations series. It will be interesting to see how far the CIA will go in releasing information on this episode. In the meantime, the U.S. government's failure to declassify information on the 1953 coup remains one of the most dubious secrets of all.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Timeline of Treason

PREPARATION

1999 – NORAD starts conducting exercises in which airplanes are hijacked and crashed into targets which include the WTC and Pentagon (USA Today), April ‘01 – NORAD requested a war games event of having a terrorist group hijack a commercial airline and fly it into the Pentagon. (Boston Globe)

Oct ‘00 – Pentagon conducts emergency training exercises of a mock passenger plane crash into the Pentagon. (Army)

June ‘01 – Terrorist act exercise involving an explosion is conducted near the Pentagon to test first team’s ‘external response.’ (Military District of Washington)

Aug ‘01 – Raytheon and US Air Force successfully land pilot-less Boeing 727 using military GPS landing system that enables ground control to take control of hijacked plane. (Der Spiegel, Raytheon)

Sept ‘01 – 25,000 British troops ensemble in Oman near Afghanistan for ‘Operation Swift Sword’ and will help US in attacking OBL. (BBC, Telegraph)

Sept ‘01 – US pulls the plug on Muslim websites days before 9/11. (Guardian, BBC)

Sept 10 – FEMA rescuer says he was deployed to NYC, arrives night before attacks. (CBS video)

Sept 11 – Fort Belvoir near the Pentagon was conducting an exercise to test the security at the base in case of a terrorist attack. (Connection Newspapers)

Sept 11 – An airport emergency operations exercise is being conducted at Fort Myer, a mile from the Pentagon. (MDW, DC Military)

Sept 12 – FEMA was scheduled to participate in an attack drill in NYC. (9/11 Panel, NYC.gov)

PRIOR KNOWLEDGE…

June ‘01 – Attorney General John Ashcroft stops flying commercial aircrafts because of a ‘threat assessment’. (CBS)

Sept 3 – Author Salman Rushdie given US air ban. (Ananova)

Sept 4 – An Israeli owned shipping company moves out of the WTC. (Virginian-Pilot, Real Estate Weekly)

Sept 7 – Jeb Bush puts the Florida National Guard on alert (WorldNetDaily, MyFlorida.com), Sept 10-11 – President Bush is in FL, state that controversially handed him 2000 presidency (Telegraph), 9/11 – Jeb Bush declares state of emergency in FL immediately after 2nd tower fell (WorldNetDaily), At least 15 of the 19 hijackers have Florida ties. (Augusta Chronicle)

Sept 8 – Marine Aviation group moves further away from where explosion at the Pentagon will happen. (Leatherneck)

Sept 10 – Group of top Pentagon officials canceled travel plans for next morning because of ‘security concerns’. (Newsweek)

Sept 10 – San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown receives travel warning 8 hours before attacks. (SF Chronicle)

9/11 – Employees at Israeli instant messaging company received text message warnings about attacks 2 hours prior. (Haaretz, Washington Post)

9/11 – Donald Rumsfeld predicts terrorist attack in US 2 minutes before 1st WTC plane crash (Fayetteville Observer), later predicts Pentagon crash minutes prior. (Telegraph)

9/11 – White House staff given Cipro, a full month before first cases of anthrax reported. (Washington Post)

9/11 – President Bush’s cousin escaped death from the WTC thanks to a ‘schedule change’ the night before. (Ananova)

9/11 – Larry Silverstein is not in his office on the 88th floor of the North Tower because of a ‘doctors appointment.’ (NY Magazine)

1. IGNORED WARNINGS, ALLOWING IT TO HAPPEN…

1994 – US intel warned that terrorists might attack US using airplanes as weapons (CNN, CBS) and was warned in 1995 of plot to hijack planes and attack the Pentagon and CIA headquarters. (CNN)

CIA had low-level spies inside Al Qaeda three years before attacks (Reuters), US intel overheard discussions of a major pending terrorist attack weeks prior to 9/11 (USA Today)

Jan ‘00 – CIA information about 2 alleged 9/11 hijackers in San Diego is squelched before reaching FBI. (LA Times)

US agents told to back off bin Laden’s and Saudi Royals soon after Bush becomes president. (Ananova, BBC)

June ‘01- Convicted terrorist provided US with specific info about a terrorist attack, some was used in Aug. 6th memo. (Newsweek)

June ‘01 – Dept. of Defense changes hijacking rules, first time since 1997. (DoD)

July ‘01 – Armed pilots banned 2 months before 9/11. (WorldNetDaily)

July ‘01 – Briefing for senior US officials warns of spectacular attacks by terrorists with little or no warnings. (CNN)

July ‘01 – Agent’s “Phoenix memo” warned FBI about OBL supporters taking flight training in Arizona, suggesting schools could be used for terror operations, but doesn’t reached tops at FBI, CIA, and Justice Dept. until after 9/11. (CBS, CNN)

July ‘01 – Suspected 9/11 mastermind KSM receives US visa despite ‘96 terrorist indictment. (ABC)

Aug ‘01 – Israeli security issued urgent warning to CIA of large-scale terror attacks. (Telegraph)

Aug ‘01 – Taliban warns US of huge attack from bin Laden. (BBC)

Aug ‘01 – FBI supervisor said in conversation with headquarters that he wanted to prevent Zacarias Moussaoui from flying a plane into the WTC. (USA Today)

Aug 6 – CIA memo titled “Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US” warns Bush of attacks and plane hijackings in the US by OBL. (ABC, FOX)

FAA chiefs received 52 warnings in 6 months time period before 9/11. (NY Times)

All 4 hijacked planes were well below normal passenger loads, averaging only 27% full. (CNN, Washington Post)

FBI whistle-blower Coleen Rowley accuses bosses of ignoring 9/11 warnings and sabotaging investigation attempts. (Time, USA Today)

FBI translator Sibel Edmonds: ‘I Saw Papers That Show US Knew al-Qaida Would Attack Cities With Airplanes’ (Independent-UK)

9/11 Panel Chairman: ‘Attack Was Preventable.’ (CBS)
COVER-UP…

9/11 – Ari Fleischer claims that Bush received no warnings about the attacks (White House), May ‘02 – Fleischer confirms that Bush was told by CIA a month before attacks about possibility of OBL terrorists hijacking planes in the US. (SF Gate)

President Bush (White House) Gen. Richard Myers (DoD) Condoleezza Rice (CBS) Sect. Mineta and some NORAD officials all deny anybody was aware of the idea that terrorists would use airplanes as weapons (Seattle Post), 1999 – NORAD conducted exercises simulating hijacked airliners used as weapons. (USA Today)

Sept 22 – ‘Airline Transportation Stabilization Act’ becomes law which if 9/11 victim’s families except, they can’t sue airlines or US gov’t for any reason. (Guardian, LA Times)

Sept 26 – Mayor Rudolph Giuliani bans all video and photography at Ground Zero. (Boston Globe)

Jan ‘02 – Fire Engineering says official WTC investigation is a ‘half-baked farce’ that may already have been ‘commandeered by political forces’ whose primary interests lie ‘far afield of full disclosure.’ (Fire Engineering)

March ‘02 – Pentagon security photos of crash are released, but Pentagon says gov’t didn’t ‘officially’ release them. (CNN)

May ‘02 – Bush Administration oppose a 9/11 investigation. (CBS)

June ‘02 – Records of 9/11 response not for public, New York City says. (NY Times)

Sept ‘02 – American Airlines continues to gag all employees from talking about Sept 11 hijackings. (WorldNetDaily)

Sept ‘02 – Bush admin denies lawmakers investigating 9/11 permission to reveal whether the president or White House staff received warning of potential terrorist attacks against US, including plans by al Qaida linked terrorists to use hijacked planes as weapons. (UPI)

Nov ‘02 – Bush names former National Security advisor and Unocal consultant Henry Kissinger to head 9/11 investigations. (CNN, CBS)

Dec ‘02 – WTC surveillance tapes and maintenance logs are among the missing evidence as investigators try to figure out why the WTC collapsed. (Ft Wayne Sentinel)

Dec ‘02 – Bush names Homeland Security Project Co-Chair who has business link to husband of OBL’s sister to head 9/11 panel. (Fortune)

Jan ‘03 – 9/11 investigations get only $3 million budget and 16 month time frame. (Washington Times)

May ‘03 – White House refuses to release 900-page Sept. 11 congressional report. (Miami Herald)

July ‘03 – 9/11 panel criticizes Defense, Justice dept’s for not cooperating fully and CIA, FBI for intimidating witnesses. (ABC, Guardian)

July ‘03 – White House, CIA kept key portions of 9/11 report classified dealing with Saudi Arabia and reject Saudi requests to declassify. (Washington Post, Reuters)

Jan ‘04 – 9/11 Panel has to interview two of it’s own members about attacks. (UPI)

Jan ‘04 – Bush and Speaker Hastert oppose granting more time for 9/11 Panel. (Washington Post)

April ‘04 – Bush admin gags FBI translator Sibel Edmonds from speaking to 9/11 Panel about attack foreknowledge. (Independent-UK)

April ‘04 – Bush, Cheney meet together behind closed doors with 9/11 Panel without recorders, stenographer, or being under oath. (CNN)

FAA manager mangled, cut, and destroyed 9/11 tapes. (Washington Post)

President Bush’s phone logs on 9/11 don’t exist. (NY Daily News)

June ‘04 – 9/11 tapes reveal ground personnel covered-up attack response, kept things ‘hush-hush.’ (New York Observer)

July ‘04 – Almost 3 years after 9/11, technology only now exists to enable cell phones to work on airplanes at flying altitudes. (USA Today, New York Press)

9/11 report shows much of common wisdom about 9/11 was wrong. (9/11 Panel, Straights Times)

Oct ‘04 – NORAD takes their 9/11 response timeline off website after US Senator accuses them and FAA of lying. (NORAD, Star Tribune)

Oct ‘04 – Inquiry begins about unreleased 9/11 report about civilian, military response timeline and will stay unreleased until after elections. (NY Times)

Alleged 9/11 hijacker rented room from FBI informant, FBI covered fact up. (Village Voice)

Box cutters weren’t allowed pre-9/11 by airlines industry. (9/11 Panel, CBS)

MOTIVES…

1997 – CFR & Trilateral Comm member Zbigniew Brzezinski publishes a book urging the US to control the world’s natural resources to maintain global domination despite public’s uneasiness about US projecting external power and cautions it will become more difficult to get consensus on foreign policy with an increasingly diverse US society unless public perceives a massive direct external threat. (Brzezinski: ‘Grand Chessboard’), Sept 14 – Council on Foreign Relation member Gary Hart says 9/11 attacks is chance for Bush to carry out a “new world order.” (CFR)

Sept 10 – Donald Rumsfeld announces Pentagon has lost track of $2.3 trillion (CBS, DoD), attacks came near end of fiscal year & important budget information was located in the damaged area (Arlington County), large number of fatalities at Pentagon were civilian accountants, bookkeepers and budget analysts. (Pitt Post-Gazette)

Oct ‘01 – Only 1 1/2 months after 9/11, the 342 page USA PATRIOT ACT is signed into law. (White House)

Nov ‘02 – Dept of Homeland Security is created to lead the fight against domestic terrorism. (CBS)

Poll Cites GOP Gains Since 9/11 (Washington Post), Gov’t terrorist warnings boost Bush’s approval ratings. (Cornell U), ‘9/11 effect’ won Bush votes on Democratic turf near Ground Zero. (New York Post)

Military budget increase:

Sept ‘00 – PNAC calls to increase US defense budget, but says won’t happen absent a catastrophic event like a “new Pearl Harbor.” (ABC, PNAC)

Sept 5, ‘01 – Rumsfeld asks Senate to approve new ‘02 defense budget which has largest spending increase since the mid 80’s. (DoD)

FY 2002 budget request is a $37.8 billion, or 11.5% increase from ‘01 request. (DoD)

FY 2003 budget request is a $40.1 billion, or 10.9% increase from ‘02 request. (DoD)

Afghanistan

War in Afghanistan would have been politically impossible pre-9/11. (USA Today)

July ‘00 – Taliban bans cultivation of opium poppies in Afghanistan (BBC), Mar ‘05, Afghanistan opium production surges. (USA Today)

July ‘01 – US plans to invade Afghanistan by Oct ‘01 (BBC, Guardian), Sept 4 – White House approves plan to invade Afghanistan (CBS, USA Today), Sept 10 – Plan awaits Bush’s approval (MSNBC), Oct ‘01 – US invades Afghanistan. (DoD)

Gas/oil pipeline:

1997 – Taleban are in Texas for talks with Unocal about an Afghan pipeline. (BBC)

Feb ‘98, Unocal rep testifies before congress that an Afghan pipeline can’t happen without a single stable Afghan gov’t and asks the US to use it’s influence to end conflicts there. (US House of Reps)

Aug ‘98 – Unocal suspends Afghan pipeline activities because of deteriorating political conditions there. (Unocal)

Dec ‘98 – Unocal drops out of Afghan pipeline consortium. (Unocal)

1999 – US paid entire annual salary of Taliban gov’t in hopes to secure a stable Afghan gov’t to allow US companies to build a pipeline there to connect to the Caspian Sea. (SF Chronicle)

May ‘01, US gives $43 million to Afghanistan and becomes their largest donor two years in a row. (CNN)

Some say current military campaign in Afghanistan has hidden objective – revive gas pipeline and open the way for U.S. companies to build further facilities to carry central Asian oil. (BCC)

Dec ‘02 – Afghan gas pipeline deal signed. (BBC, SF Chronicle)

May ‘05 – Afghan pipeline draws closer to reality, Afghan President said project was a ‘top priority.’ (Christian Science Monitor)

Iraq

White House officials say privately 9/11 was main reason for war in Iraq (ABC), Bush says US is in Iraq because of 9/11. (CNN, White House)

Oil:

1998 – PNAC calls for a war in Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein who they say threatens Israel and the world’s oil supply. (ABC, PNAC)

Jan ‘01 – Bush had pre-9/11 Iraq war plan according to Treasury Dept memo. (CNN)

Bush made plans for ousting Saddam and for Iraq’s oil before 9/11. (BBC)

9/11 – Barely 5 hrs after the Pentagon crash, Rumsfeld begins strike plans against Iraq. (CBS)

Feb ‘02 – Bush admin was warned statements that Iraq trained Al Qaeda in weapon making was fabricated, yet they would later use same statements as foundation for military action in Iraq. (NY Times, AFP)

Sept ‘03 – Poll later finds 70% Americans believe Saddam-9/11 link. (CNN, White House)

Downing Street Memo warned Saddam not a threat and US fixed intel around their war policy. (London Times)

9/11 Panel says no evidence connecting Iraq to Al Qaeda. (Washington Post)

Oct ‘04 – CIA report later concludes no WMD’s in Iraq as Bush used to help justify war. (CNN, BBC)

Dec ‘04 – Ex-CIA agent says he was sacked for not faking Iraq WMD reports. (Washington Times)

CULPRITS…

Of the 18 PNAC members who urged Clinton to remove Saddam in ‘98, 10 will be in the new Bush administration. (ABC)

May ‘01 – PNAC member Dov Zakheim sworn in as the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and CFO for Defense Dept and was former VP of a defense contractor which makes remote control and flight termination products. (DoD, SPC)

Sept 6 – large put options placed on United, American Airlines, Boeing and some purchases made through bank which used to be headed by Exec. CIA Director Buzzy Krongard. (Chicago Tribune, SF Chronicle)

Sept 10 – Former Pres. and ex-CIA dir. Bush Sr. met with Osama’s brother at Carlyle Group meeting in DC. (Washington Post), is at the White House morning of attacks. (CBS)

9/11 – The official bin Ladin family’s website domain expires. (Yahoo, Philly City Paper)

9/11 – Sen. Graham, Rep. Goss, and other US Intel committee members have meeting in the morning with Paki ISI director who had authorized $100,000 wire transfer to Atta. (Wall St Journal, Washington Post)

9/11 – Elite Israeli military commando who understands Arabic is seated near all hijackers on Flight 11. (WorldNetDaily)

9/11 – Bush proceeds with scheduled reading event after Rice tells him a commercial plane hit the WTC. (9/11 Panel)

9/11 – Chief of Staff Card whispers to Bush about 2nd WTC crash and says ‘America is under attack’ and immediately leaves without seeing if Bush would respond. (Boston Herald)

9/11 – After being told of attacks, Bush picks up book and reads with kids for 11 mins and after finishing, takes a few questions from kids before leaving. (FOX, St Petersburg Times)

9/11 – Bush gives speech at school exactly the same time he was scheduled to make speech there day before. (Federal News Service)

9/11 – Solicitor Gen. Ted Olson--claims wife Barbara called him collect from Flight 77 twice and is sole source that hijackers used box cutters. (9/11 Panel, MSNBC, USA Today)

9/11 – Israeli spies caught celebrating while filming themselves with WTC burning in background and later arrested and found with boxcutters, multiple foreign passports, maps linking them to the attack, explosives detected, and large amount of cash in their white van (ABC, The Forward, Bergen Record)

9/11 – Bush is never evacuated by Secret Service from School. (Globe & Mail)

Air Force Gen. Myers claims was never informed 2nd WTC crash and only became aware of it about same time Pentagon hit. (DoD)

9/11 – Former Israeli PM Netanyahu is asked what 9/11 attacks meant Israeli/US relations and he replies “It’s very good.” (CBS)

Sept 13 – Bush Admin allows Bin Laden family and top Saudi officials to evacuated from US before general public flight restrictions were lifted. (NY Times, Tampa Tribune)

Oct ‘01 – Donald Rumsfeld says in a magazine interview that Pentagon was hit by a ‘missile.’ (DoD)

Bush twice says he saw WTC plane crash live on TV at Booker Elementary (Boston Herald, White House|2), 1st crash happened at 8:46 am (9/11 Panel), Bush arrived at school at 8:52 am. (ABC)

Bush refers to 9/11 as ‘an interesting day’ (White House), says 2001 was a ‘fabulous year’ for Laura and he. (White House)

WTC leaseholder receives $861 million settlement for WTC 7, debt on 7 only $383 million (Insurance Journal), May ‘04 – Silverstein awarded single payout of $3.5 billion for WTC (CNN), Dec ‘04 – Silverstein wins extra $1.1 billion from court ruling saying attacks constituted ‘two separate events’. (USA Today)

March ‘04 – Madrid bombings happen exactly 911 days after 9/11. (News 24, Snopes.com)
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PATSIES, OPERATIVES…

Osama bin Laden had ties to the CIA (MSNBC), July ‘01 – OBL wanted by US since ‘98, undergoes medical treatment at the American Hospital in Dubai and is met by the local CIA chief (Guardian), Sept 10 – OBL undergoes kidney dialysis at Pakistani military hospital in which a “secret team” replaces regular urology staff. (CBS)

Five of the alleged 9/11 hijackers receive training at secure US military bases. (MSNBC)

CIA had tracked two of the alleged Flight 77 hijackers. (BBC)

July ‘01 – Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed receives a US visa despite authorities chasing him since 1994 and a 1996 terrorist indictment (ABC, LA Times), Oct ‘04 – KSM ‘missing’ in US custody. (SJ Mercury)

CIA says 1st WTC plane crash was an attack and Dir. Tenet blames OBL for attacks even before 2nd plane crashes (ABC) and the US is claiming Osama bin Laden is behind the attacks before the day is over. (ABC, The Post)

Taliban rulers condemn attacks and says Bin Laden didn’t have the means to carry out such well-orchestrated attacks (TCM News), Sept 16 – OBL denies 9/11 involvement in press release (Guardian), Sept 28 – OBL denies 9/11 involvement in ‘Ummat’ Paki newspaper, suggests Jews or US secret services behind attacks (Khilafah), Nov 7 – OBL denies 9/11 involvement in ‘The Dawn’ Paki newspaper (Islam Online),

Alleged Flight 77 hijacker pilot, Hani Hanjour, was described as a horrible pilot and was the only hijacker who didn’t have a passenger number or seat assignment. (CBS, NY Times, Washington Post)

Sept 13 – Airplane passenger lists from all four hijacked planes list no Arab names. (Guardian)

7 of alleged 19 hijackers are reported alive, FBI Director admits some identities are in doubt. (BBC, LA Times)

Hijacker remains from Flight 77, 93 hijackers were identified at same military base and by a ‘process of elimination.’ (CBS)

Secret FBI report doubts Al Qaeda can stage another 9/11-type attack and says it knows of no sleeper cells in US. (ABC)

Mohammed Atta’s father says Atta called him on Sept 12. (Guardian, PittsburgLive)

Framing

Sept 9 – Alleged Flight 175 hijacker pilot Marwan Al-Shehhi reportedly leaves behind Boeing 757 manuals, east coast flight maps, an airplane fuel tester, and a protractor in his hotel room. (Augusta Chronicle), Flight 175 was a Boeing 767. (9/11 Commission)

Sept 10 – Flight 93 hijacker Ziad Jarrah reportedly sends farewell letter and flight training documents to girlfriend of 5 years in Germany, but allegedly wrote address wrong and letter comes back and is passed to FBI; relatives say letter was fabricated to frame him. (BBC)

Sept 10 – Atta and two Arab men allegedly spew anti-American sentiments and leave a Quran and business card behind. (USA Today)

9/11 – Alleged Flight 11 hijackers Atta and Al-Omari caught on Portland, ME airport security video (ABC-AU, USA Today), Father says it’s not Atta on security video. (PittsburgLive)

9/11 – Atta was only passenger among 81 people aboard Flight 11 whose luggage didn’t make the flight and where found with incriminated evidence. (USA Today, WorldNetDaily)

9/11 – Press reports a group with ‘Palestine’ in the name claimed responsibility for attacks (CNN video), caught Israeli spy who was filming WTC burning says ‘We are not your problem, Palestinians are the problem’ (ABC), video shows Palestinians rejoicing over news of attacks (CNN Video, Israel Insider, LA Times), Palestinian celebrations were staged (Der Spiegel), ‘02 – Palestinian says Mossad sought to induce him to set up fake al Qaeda cell in Gaza and declare responsibility for various bombings. (Arabia Online)

Sept 13 – Student ID card of Flight 77 hijacker Majed Moqed reportedly found at Pentagon, still able to read name on it. (9/11 Panel)

Sept 17 – Passport is found belonging to alleged hijacker who’s plane crashed into WTC. (CNN)

Sept 28 – FBI claims to find Arabic written letter in Atta’s suitcase and additional copies at Flight 93 crash site and in car registered to Flight 77 hijacker at Dulles parking lot. (FBI, PBS)

Dec ‘01 – Pentagon releases poor quality video showing ‘OBL’ bragging about attacks and wearing a gold ring and watch which are forbidden in Islam, Bush Admin uses this video to vindicate US invading Afghan. (USA Today, FBI), Dec ‘01 – Osama bin Laden reportedly died. (FOX, NY Times), Oct ‘04 – Video of supposedly OBL admitting to attacks is released 4 days before election and gives Bush a boost in polls (ABC, NY Daily News)

Fundamentalist Muslims ‘gone wild’

May ‘01 – Several alleged hijackers seen at Las Vegas Strip clubs (SF Chronicle), several also patronized Nardone’s Go-Go Bar (Wall Street Journal) Flight 77 hijackers Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi hang out at Cheetah’s nude bar (LA Times), Sept 10 – Atta and two Arab men allegedly spend hundreds on drinks and lap dances at FL strip club the Pink Pony. (USA Today)

Sept 2-6 – Alleged hijacker Majed Moqed seen in two stores in Maryland looking over adult videos and books (MSNBC), Sept 10 – Alleged hijacker Hamza Alghamdi watches a porno in his hotel. (Wall Street Journal)

Sept 5 – Two or three of the alleged hijackers go gambling on a SunCruz Casino boat. (St Petersburg Times, USA Today) ~~JACK ABRAMOFF”S BOAT!

Sept 7 – Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi both seen ‘wasted’ at Florida bar called Shuckums. (St Petersburg Times)

Sept 9 – Alleged Flight 11 hijacker sleeps with a high-priced prostitute (Boston Herald), Sept 10 – Four alleged hijackers spend the night looking for prostitutes in Boston. (Boston Globe)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

ENDGAME - Enslaving a Nation

Here's a nice little document from the Department of Homeland Security. Enjoy.

http://www.yuricareport.com/Civil%20Rights/Endgame.pdf

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

What happened to the Anthrax Investigation?

In a time where we are starting to finally bring some issues to light such as Bush's illegal orders to wiretap everyone, leaking names in retribution, lying to Congess about WMDs, fixing facts to fit the policy etc. it is becoming quite clear that nothing that led up to the invasion of Iraq was a coincidence. Many of us believe that the twin towers were demoloshished by people within our government and there is plenty of evidence to support that. I've always wondered what happened to the Anthrax investigation - it just vanished - I ran across this article the other day, and even though it was written in 2002, what the article points out is too much to ignore.
Check it out and see what you think. I think we are dealing with the most insidious government ever and we can't keep going on this way, it seems to me that our government is responsible for every single crime we've accused Saddam Hussein and Osama of commiting - actually we've done worse, far worse and yet we continue with impunity. Who are these men who swagger through our halls heaping death, destruction and corruption on our supposed mantle of Liberty?
Enough is enough already.