What is the relationship between 911 and Saddam?

By The Numbers On September 11th, 2001 4 Flights were hijacked. American Airlines Flight 11 which left Boston's Logan Airport bound for Los Angeles before being piloted into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.American Airlines Flight 77 which left Washington's Dulles International Airport bound... show more By The Numbers
On September 11th, 2001 4 Flights were hijacked.
American Airlines Flight 11 which left Boston's Logan Airport bound
for Los Angeles before being piloted into the North Tower of the
World Trade Center.American Airlines Flight 77 which left
Washington's Dulles International Airport bound for Los Angeles
before being flown into the Pentagon.
United Airlines Flight 93 which left Newark, N.J., bound for San
Francisco before crashing in Stony Creek Township, Pa United
Airlines Flight 175 which left Boston's Logan Airport bound for Los
Angeles before being piloted into the South Tower of the World Trade
Center. Why did the mastermind behind the attacks on America of
September 11th, 2001 choose these particular flight numbers? MY
THEORY ABOUT THE CHOICE OF FLIGHT 93 WAS THAT 1993 WAS THE YEAR
IN WHICH SADDAM FIRST TRIED TO ASSASSINATE FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH IN
KUWAIT, IT WAS ALSO THE YEAR IN WHICH SADDAM HUSSEIN FIRST TRIED
TO DESTROY THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. IT TURNED OUT TO BE AN UNLUCKY
NUMBER FOR SADDAM HUSSEIN BECAUSE THE PASSENGERS ON FLIGHT 93 BECAME
HEROES AND STOPPED THE PLANE FROM GOING INTO THE WHITE HOUSE.
"White House Was Flight 93 Target
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/05/20/attack/main509535.shtml
May 23, 2002
Volunteers in Shanksville this past weekend. (Photo: AP)
The San Francisco-bound jet had turned toward Washington and U.S.
fighter jets were flying to intercept it when it crashed. All 44
people aboard were killed.
(CBS) A high-ranking al Qaeda detainee told investigators the
intended target of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into a
Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, was the White House.
Government sources said Abu Zubaydah, now in U.S. custody, is
believed to be the source of the information. He is being
interrogated by U.S. officials at an undisclosed location.
Investigators have linked Zubaydah directly to hijackers on board
Flight 93.
United Flight 93 took off from Newark, N.J., and crashed in Somerset
County, Pa.. A recorder on the plane and calls made to people on the
ground indicate passengers fought for control with the hijackers
before it went down.
The San Francisco-bound jet had turned toward Washington and U.S.
fighter jets were flying to intercept it when it crashed. All 44
people aboard were killed.
Officials previously had assumed the White House was a likely
target, but said the Capitol and CIA headquarters in McLean, Va.,
near Washington were other possibilities.Abu Zubaydah is believed to
have played a key role in organizing the Sept. 11 attacks, officials
said. As al Qaeda's top operational planner, he ran the Khalden camp
in Afghanistan, where U.S. investigators have learned many of the
Sept. 11 hijackers trained. This suggests Abu Zubaydah may have had
direct contact with the hijackers and chosen them for training.
He also had telephone contacts with at least one Arab student at
U.S. flight schools, according to a July 10, 2001, memo from a
Phoenix FBI agent.
The CIA, FBI and Pakistani authorities captured and wounded Abu
Zubaydah in a raid by in Faisalabad, Pakistan, in March. He is
believed to have masterminded the failed millennium bombing plots in
Los Angeles and Jordan, and has been linked to failed plots on the
U.S. embassies in Paris and Sarajevo.
Abu Zubaydah was also indirectly linked, through a web of
associations with other al Qaeda members in Europe, to lead Sept. 11
hijacker Mohammed Atta and his cell in Hamburg, Germany. Three
members of the Hamburg cell were suicide hijackers; three others are
still at large. Ziad Jarrah, believed to be the pilot-hijacker of
Flight 93, was a member of the Hamburg cell."
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/05/20/attack/main509535.shtml
The first attack on the World Trade Center on February 26th, 1993.
The February 26th, 1993 attack marked the 11th anniversary to the
day of the declaration by the Reagan-Bush Administration of February
26th, 1982 that Iraq was no longer a state sponsor of terrorism and
as such was eligible for American loans and grants, which it
subsequently got.
The February 26th, 1993 attack also marked the 2nd anniversary to the
day of the liberation of Kuwait by the U.S. in the first Gulf War.
Remarks at the Commemoration of the Tenth Anniversary of the
Liberation of Kuwait Secretary Colin L. Powell Kuwait City, Kuwait
(US Embassy) February 26, 2001

The World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists associated with
Sheik Rahman on February 26th, 1993. It was Sheik Rahman's group
that murdered Egyptian President Anwar Sadat on the 8th anniversary
to the day of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, October 6th.
Sheik Rahman's son was subsequently found with bin Laden's group
in Afghanistan when the U.S. liberated Afghanistan.

"White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer: we have real and
credible information that the airplane that landed at the Pentagon
was
originally intended to hit the White House."
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010912-
8.html#intended-targets
American Airlines Flight 77 which left Washington's Dulles
International Airport bound for Los Angeles before being flown into
the Pentagon.
7/7 is one way to write the date July 7th
On July 7th, 1994 Yasser Arafat, PLO chairman drove from Egypt into
Gaza, after 27 years in exile. What Arafat was doing was using the
date of July 7th to re-write a perceived wrong he had felt some
years earlier on another July 7th. It was on July 7th 1986 that the
government of Jordan closed the offices of Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah.
Because a bus bombing occurred in London on July 7th, 2005 it struck
me that the nation that has endured more bus bombings than any other
nation is Israel. There may be a connection between the July 7th,
2005 attacks in London and the terrorists who have targeted Israel
with bus bombings for years.
Recently terrorists in Iraq murdered Egypt's envoy to Iraq.
"Zarqawi group reportedly killed Egyptian ambassador in Iraq
Iraq-Egypt, Politics, 7/7/2005
News reports from al-Jazeera and al-Arabia satellite TV stations
said that Egypt's top diplomat in Iraq to Iraq, Eyhab al-Sharif, had
been executed.
Meantime, Al-Qaida organization in Iraq, led by Abu Musab al-
Zarqawi, had threatened in a statement on the Internet to execute
the chairman of the Egyptian diplomatic mission al-Sharif.
The threat to execute Sharif came a short time after al-Qaida
organization in Iraq issued pictures for the identity cards of the
Egyptian diplomat as an evidence that they are the ones which
kidnapped him.
The statement said the legitimate court of al-Qaida organization in
Mesopotamia decided to "send the ambassador of the state of Egypt to
the Mujahideen (indivduals from Egypt and other states that go to
Iraq to fight with the insurgents) to execute the death penalty
against him." The statement considered that "the embassies in
Baghdad are but monitoring sites to snipe the arriving Mujahideen
and preventing them from having access to their brothers in Jihad in
the land of Mesopotamia (Iraq) and in Afghanistan."
In an attempt to prove that the Egyptian ambassador is their
possession, al-Qaida organization published documents including a
driving Sharif's license and a work card for him at the foreign
ministry and another one for health insurance. On Tuesday the
organization claimed responsibility for kidnapping Sharif."

American Airlines Flight 11 which left Boston's Logan Airport bound
for Los Angeles before being piloted into the North Tower of the
World Trade Center.
Saddam Hussein assassinated his first victim when he was 11 years
old. Fixated on the number 11 ever since then he easily focused on
the World Trade Center as a target because it looked so much like a
number 11 that WPIX TV Channel 11 in New York City used the World
Trade Center in its logo for years.
The World Trade Center also housed an office of the Bank of Kuwait.
Saddam used Rahman's group to punish Sadat for failing to defeat
Israel in the attack on Israel of October 6th, 1973. Saddam also
used Sheik Rahman's group to hit the Speaker of the Egyptian
Parliament during the first Gulf War when Egypt sided with America
against Iraq.
Saddam, acting like a child who is deprived of a toy, who
subsequently
breaks that toy, set fire to the Kuwaiti oil fields as he was being
driven out of Kuwait during the first Gulf War in 1991.
"Aired 9/11/2001 "Baghdad Republic of Iraq TV: These are
the fruits of the new US order.[Video of explosion rocking World
Trade
Center] Panic has spread among US official circles, which evacuated
the White House following a series of explosions."
"CNN LARRY KING LIVE Aired October 2, 2001 LARRY KING: Have you
spoken to your father- in-law? (George Herbert Walker Bush)
LAURA BUSH: I've spoken to my father-in-law. They were-they had
actually spent that Monday night here.(at the White House) I had
just seen them off that morning (9/11/2001) when I got in the car
and found out about the first plane.(going into the World Trade
Center.)"
"CNN LARRY KING LIVE America's New War: Laura Bush Discusses the
Impact of September 11 Aired October 2, 2001 - 21:00 LARRY KING: A
couple of other things:
Have you spoken to your father- in-law? (Not in transcript, but the
father in law in question is one George Herbert Walker Bush !!!)
LAURA
BUSH: I've spoken to my father-in-law. They were-they had actually
spent that Monday night here. (not in transcript but "here" means at
the White House !!!) LARRY KING: Really? LAURA BUSH: I had just seen
them off that morning when I got in the-got in the car and found out
about the first plane. LARRY KING: Didn't know that. LAURA BUSH: They
were-they were on their way to St. Paul, Minnesota to give a speech,
and they were in a private plane, and their plane was diverted to
Minneapolis." http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0110/02/lkl.00.html
"September 11th, 2001 - The White House is
evacuated. White House Sealed"
http://www.september11news.com/AAWhiteHouseEvacReuters.jpg
"try to avoid having the principal
travel by commercial airline on terrorist anniversaries" from "The
Art
of Executive Protection"
http://www.securitymanagement.com/library/000450.html "
Saddam tried to kill former President Bush in 1993.
Former President Bush's Speech to Congress September 11th 1990. 11
years to the day before September 11th 2001 "In the early morning
hours of August 2d,(1990),a powerful Iraqi army invaded Kuwait. The
crisis in the Persian Gulf also offers a rare opportunity to move
toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled
times, our fifth objective-a new world order-can emerge."
White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer: we have real and credible
information that the airplane that landed at the Pentagon was
originally intended to hit the White House."
"White House Was Flight 93 Target
A high-ranking al Qaeda detainee told investigators the intended
target of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into a
Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, was the White House. Government
sources said Abu Zubaydah, now in U.S. custody, believed to be the
source of the information."

Perhaps the following may explain how Saddam knew where former
President Bush might be spending the night of September 10th-11th
2001:
"Like everyone else in the United States, the group stood transfixed
as the events of September 11 unfolded. Present were former secretary
of defense Frank Carlucci, former secretary of state James Baker III,
and representatives of the bin Laden family. This was not some
underground presidential bunker or Central Intelligence Agency
interrogation room. It was the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., the
plush setting for the annual investor conference of one of the most
powerful, well-connected, and secretive companies in the world: the
Carlyle Group. And since September 11, this little-known company has
become unexpectedly important. That the Carlyle Group had its
conference on America's darkest day was mere coincidence, but there
is nothing accidental about the cast of characters that this
private-equity powerhouse has assembled in the 14 years since its
founding. Among those associated with Carlyle are former U.S.
President George Bush Sr., former U.K. Prime Minister John Major, and
former President of the Philippines Fidel Ramos. And Carlyle has
counted, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud of Saudi
Arabia, and Osama bin Laden's family among its high-profile
clientele."
"The White House is bordered on three sides by buildings that are as
tall or taller than itself. (OEOB, Treasury, and Blair House.) Beyond
these buildings there are still more buildings, that also are taller
than the White House. The only flight path that is relatively
unobstructed if making a controlled, straight-in approach, is from
the south, over the ellipse. Even the Marine helicopter the president
uses comes in from this direction and lands on the South Lawn. The
problem with flying a plane the size of a 757 or 767 in from this
direction is that there's a 555 ft tall structure in the way called
the Washington Monument. The Capitol, although a bigger target, is
similarly situated. There are buildings on all sides except for the
west side, which faces the Mall. Again, for a controlled, straight-in
approach, a pilot first would need to avoid the Washington Monument,
and then fly straight down the Mall. There is more room to do this,
but again, it would take considerable skill. Moreover, the buildings
in Roslyn, just across the river from and to the west of the Mall,
would have to be cleared, which means the plane's altitude would
probably be too high, or the angle of descent too steep to permit a
successful attack by anyone other than a skilled, experienced pilot."

To indicate September 1990 one might well write or type 9/90
It was in September of 1990 that President George Herbert Walker
Bush spoke to Congress on Iraq. On September 11th, 1990 in fact.

What of EgyptAir Flight 990?
Weeks after the last pile of debris from EgyptAir Flight 990 was
pulled from the sea, investigators say they are more
convinced than ever of their original theory: The jet was crashed
deliberately."

"The co-pilot under scrutiny in the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990
uttered
an Arabic prayer not once but as many as 10 times just
before the doomed airliner went down"
"Aviation Analyst John Nance Talks About Flight 990 When a commercial
aircraft goes into a dive as steep and precipitous as the preliminary
radar data seems to indicate."
An example of terrorists striking on an anniversary
came on October 7th, 2004 in Taba.
"Images of Destruction | Taba Hilton Before and After Terrorist
Attack on October 7, 2004"
According to initial findings Naveh said, a car bomb blew up at the
entrance to the Hilton Taba Hotel and there was a combined bomb and
shooting attack in two restaurants usually frequented by Israelis in
Ras Al-Satan."
http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4020867.html
On October 7th,2001 "America Retaliates for the September 11
Attacks. October 7, 2001 President George W. Bush Speaks to America
After the Strikes Begin.
"On October 7th, 1959, Saddam and others attempted, but failed, to
assassinate the prime minister of Iraq. Wanted by the Iraqi
government, Saddam was forced to flee. He lived in exile in Syria
for three months and then moved to Egypt where he lived for three
years."
http://history1900s.about.com/od/saddamhussein/p/saddamhussein.htm

"President Saddam Hussein chairs 48th Cabinet Session Baghdad, Oct.
22, 2001 INA
President Saddam Hussein chaired on Sunday the 48th Cabinet session.
The Cabinet discussed recent events of Palestinian Intifadha and
praised Palestinians brave and
persistent struggle for liberating their lands. The cabinet reviewed
the current international
situation, especially the U.S aggression on Afghanistan. The Cabinet
brought back a historic
stance Iraq had taken in 1979 when it condemned the military Soviet
invasion of Afghanistan though Iraq had then deep relations with the
Soviet Union and there was a
friendship and cooperation agreement between Iraq and the Soviet
Union, yet this had not prevented Iraq from taking the national
independent stand rejecting Soviet's behavior. History repeats itself
once again in 2001 as Iraq takes the same stance and condemns the US
aggression on Afghanistan....this confirms Iraq's principled stance
rejecting all forms of foreign intervention and aggressions. The
Cabinet discussed issues listed on its agenda and made necessary
decisions and recommendations."
Saddam loves 11th anniversaries, for instance " Saddam Hussein's
speech on the 11th Anniversary of the Great Victory Day In the Name
of God, Most Compassionate, Most
Merciful Great People, The Valiant of Our Brave Armed Forces, Sons of
our Glorious Arab Nation…"

"Middle East Correspondent, Robert Fisk: Why was it that the bombing
of the two
embassies in Tanzania and Kenya occurred on the eighth anniversary to
the very day of the first arrival of American troops of the 82nd
airborne in Saudi Arabia in 1990?"
"The 12th of October 2002 will for the rest of Australian history be
counted as a day when evil
struck with indiscriminate and indescribable savagery,"
"On October 12th, 2000 terrorists in a boat laden with explosives
carried out a
suicide bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in the harbor at Aden, Yemen. In
what President Clinton described as a "despicable and cowardly act,"
17 U.S. sailors were killed, and over 30 others were wounded."
After the liberation of Iraq terrorists struck the Baghdad Hotel on
October 12th.
If you add 1 to 9 you get 10. If you add 1 to 11 you get 12. Thus
the 9/11/2001 attack
was presaged by the attack on the U.S.S. Cole on 10/12/2000. The
terrorists were
engaging in what to them was a private joke regarding their plans
for 9/11/2001.
"Iraq has the motivation and the means to actively support the
Islamist networks of the region*** In the past, there have been
intelligence reports of possible cooperation between Iraq and Osama
bin Laden. Iraq has already tried to assassinate President Bush
Senior in 1993, when he visited Kuwait as a private citizen. In the
attack
on the USS Cole in Aden (in) October (of 2000), there could have
been an
Iraqi connection. Iraq has excellent relations with the anti-Western
Yemeni Islamists of the Army of Aden-Abyan, whose militants have been
arrested by the Yemenite authorities in connection with the attack.
Such an attack required long preparations, technical and military
skills and good operational intelligence. In addition, the explosive
used in the attack was sophisticated, a "shaped charge" like a
torpedo or a missile, a device not in use by terrorist
organizations, and
which may have come from a military stockpile."
4 DAYS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 Saddam's Stepson in USA
"Authorities said Saffi" (Saddam's Stepson), " triggered red flags
for four reasons: the family relationship to the Iraqi dictator;
training
at an American flight school; arrival on the eve of the Independence
Day celebrations; and his only documented prior entry into the United
States occurred just four days before the Sept. 11 terrorist
attacks."
"Saddam's Stepson to Be Deported Fri Jul 5th 2002 (Saffi) was
planning to study at a flight school believed by the FBI
to have been used by one of the Sept. 11 hijackers."
"US officials state that an FBI investigation had substantiated
charges that the Iraqi government plotted the assassination of former
President Bush while visiting Kuwait in April 1993."
"Terrorist Pilot Met With Iraqi Intelligence Agent By RICK JERVIS
Special to The Wall Street Journal Europe Wall Street Journal,
Europe October 4, 2001 [With thanks to Laurie Mylroie - Iraq News]
PRAGUE-Mohamed Atta, who
allegedly crashed the first plane into the World Trade Center on
Sept. 11, met at least one Iraqi intelligence agent last year in
Prague
before moving to the U.S., a Czech official close to the
investigation
said."

United Airlines Flight 175 which left Boston's Logan Airport bound
for Los Angeles before being piloted into the South Tower of the
World Trade Center.
UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY 15 December 1988 43/175.
Question of Palestine
RECORDED VOTE ON RESOLUTION 43/175 A: 123-2-20

Did Anniversary Assassins Strike Again November 22nd 2004
What do you think the chances are that the plane crash which would
have killed the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert
Walker Bush,had he been on board the plane which was enroute from
Love Field in Dallas, Texas to pick him up, on the 41st anniversary
of the assassination of JFK 11/22/1963 was a botched assassination
attempt? Saddam Hussein, who may be running the show from his jail
cell, assassinated his first victim when he was 11 years old, took
power in Iraq in 1968, made it official 11 years later in 1979,
invaded Kuwait 11 years later in 1990 sent bin Laden to assassinate
former President Bush 11 years later on 9/11/2001 on the 11th
anniversary to the day of the 9/11/1990 Bush speech to Congress on
Iraq in which Bush mentioned The New World Order."US plans to
dominate the world under the cover of what is called the new [world]
order. These are the fruits of the new US order. [Video of explosion
rocking World Trade Center] [Description of Source: Baghdad Republic
of Iraq Television in Arabic-Official television station of the
Iraqi Government." The World Trade Center looked so much like the
number 11 that WPIX-TV Channel 11 in New York City used the World
Trade Center as its logo. Note 11 times 2 equals 22. The Madrid
attacks were done exactly 911 days after 9/11/2001. Sadat,
criticized by arafat and Saddam for making peace with Israel, was
assassinated on 10/6/1981 exactly 8 years after the 10/6/1973 Yom
Kippur War in which he failed to defeat Israel. The American
Embassies in Africa were hit on August 8th, 1998, exactly 8 years
after the US entered Saudi Arabia in response to Saddam's invasion
of Kuwait. A gentlemanly John Connally reaches to remove his hat as
Jackie Kennedy enters presidential limousine at Love Field, Dallas,
November 22, 1963
Source: http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/images/jbc-love.htm

The shocking news that narco-terrorists in Colombia plotted to
assassinate current President George W. Bush on Monday November
22nd, 2004,
the 41st anniversary of the JFK assassination, needs some
examination.
BCCI, the infamous drug-terror-arms bank that allegedly gave former
President Jimmy Carter $10 million for the Carter Library,had
offices in Peru, where
coca leaves are grown, in Colombia, where the coca leaves are
processed into cocaine, and in Castro's Cuba, and Baathist Syria and
Baathist Iraq. Banks
did not get offices in any of those 3 tyrannies without the approval
of the tyrant.
"Colombian Rebels Planned to Kill President Bush
November 27th, 2004 U.S. National - Reuters
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - President Bush was
targeted for assassination by Colombia's biggest Marxist rebel group
this week when he visited the Caribbean port city of Cartagena, a
top Colombian official said on Saturday. "According to informants
and various sources, we had information indicating that various
members of the FARC had been instructed by their leaders to make an
attempt against President Bush," Defense Secretary Jorge Alberto
Uribe told reporters. He would not be drawn out on the details of
the threat. The White House had no immediate comment.
The U.S. Secret Service, which protects the president, said it "does
not comment or release information regarding our protective
intelligence and protective methods." "We do not discuss any alleged
threats to our protectees," said Jonathan Cherry, a Secret Service
spokesman.
There was heavy security in Cartagena when Bush visited the city on
Monday(November 22nd, 2004)on his way back from the APEC forum in
Chile. Military helicopters packed with armed soldiers flew over
Bush's motorcade while naval vessels kept watch offshore. Many shops
were shuttered."
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/news?
tmpl=story&u=/nm/20041127/us_nm/colomb...
"In early August, 1991, the Committee was provided with documents
from the Latin American and Caribbean Region Office (LACRO) of BCCI,
describing the offer for sale by the Argentine air force of 22
Mirage aircraft for $110 million. (63) The planned sale was to have
been made to Iraq, as part of Saddam Hussein's massive military
buildup prior to the Gulf war. BCCI was acting as the broker for the
transaction, which was to take place in August or September of
1989...As Robert Mazur, the Customs agent in Tampa who selected BCCI
as the target of the Customs money laundering sting testified, BCCI
bank executives volunteered methods to enhance and improve his
techniques for money laundering, and shortly before the sting ended
the operation, offered to introduce Mazur to other potential "cash"
customers for money laundering services from Bogota, Colombia...."
Source: http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/1992_rpt/bcci/04crime.htm
"The Ba'ath leadership gave the orders for Qasim's assassination...On
October 7th,1959, a six-,man assassination squad was waiting...the
night before one member of the squad had fallen ill. A new recruit
was drafted in...his full name was Saddam Hussein al-Takriti."
Page 22
"The Ba'athist led forces...participated in the coup of 8th February
1963...Immediately after the coup, Saddam Hussein returned to Iraq,
where he was appointed as the head of Al-Jihaz Al Khas, known
popularly as Jihaz Haneen (the Yearning Apparatus), the clandestine
intelligence organization of the Ba'ath Party. Saddam proceeded to
turn it into an instrument of terror....on 18th November (1963) the
army seized power in a swift military coup...the new leadership of
the Ba'ath Party...was arrested. However, some of its members
immediately collaborated with the new regime..." Pgs 25-26
"7th October 1959 A Ba'athist assassination squad fails to kill
Qasim. A member of the team, twenty-two-year old Saddam Hussein,
escapes to Syria and then to Egypt...8th February 1963 A Ba'athist
coup overthrows Quasim amidst several days of terrible street
fighting...18th November 1963 Following bitter infighting
between...factions of the Baath, Arif overthrows the Ba'athist
regime..." Pages 312-313
"Saddam...inherited from his uncle an admiration for Nazi
principles...he was attracted to the ideas of the Ba'ath nationalist
movement. The movement had been established in Damascus in 1943"
(when Syria was a French colony and Hitler ruled France) "by two
Syrians, Greek Orthodox Christian Michel A'flaq and Sunni Muslim
Salah al-Bitar. Their philosophy was based on the ideology of German
national socialism" (Nazism) "and on Italian fascism." Page 199
"After the Ba'ath Party came to power in February 1963...Saddam was
promoted into the Regional Command Council and it was soon found
that this was his metier. He was put in charge of a special force
responsible for terror and assassination and was an interrogator and
torturer in the Qasr al-Nihayyat (`The Palace of the End').
Eyewitnesses say Saddam excelled in creating new methods and
revealed a sadistically inventive mind. He designed new instruments
of torture and then experimentd with them on his victims. ...By the
summer of 1963, Saddam was urging the party to put him in charge of
creating a special security apparatus modelled on the Nazi SS. This
was the Jihaz Haneen....following nationalisation of banks and
certain foreign companies in 1964, the Ba'ath Party instructed
Saddam to assassinate the president Abd al-Salam Arif. The proposed
assassination was designed to trigger off another Ba'ath coup.
Critics say it was a plan on behalf of the CIA but according to some
Ba'athist defectors the CIA did not have direct contact with the
Ba'ath itself but with army officers who were co-ordinating a joint
coup with the party. The main contact with the Americans was Iraq's
own ambassador in Washington, Dr. Nasser al-Hanni." Pages 201-203
"The second part of the plot was carried out by the Jihaz
Haneen...Members of the Iraqi Jewish community...were...arrested.
Eleven of them were among the first fourteen `spies' to be pubicly
hanged on 27th January 1969....The public hangings turned into a
national holiday with live television and radio coverage, and the
Ba'ath Party organized the transport of some hundred
thousand `workers and peasants' from outside Baghdad to join
in...Families picknicked under trees while watching the hangings.
This public orgy of death went on for twenty-four hours..." Page 206

Source: Unholy Babylon-The Secret History of Saddam's War by Adel
Darwish and Gregory Alexander St. Martin's Press, New York 1991
ISBN 0-312-06530-2
"Compare the January 1969 show trial with another spectacle
organized by the first Ba'thi regime in 1963 and designed to counter
the continuing popularity of the ousted president, `Abd al-Karim
Qassem, among certain sectors of the Shi'ite population of Baghdad.
In the first week of the coup, the citizens of al-Thawra, a suburb
of Baghdad, had fought the army and Ba'thist militia in some of the
bloodiest street battles in the history of the country. They refused
to believe that Qassem had been overthrown....The Ba'ath...dealt
with this emotive imagery by televising a lengthy film clip
displaying Qassem's bullet-ridden corpse. Night after night, they
made their gruesome point. The body was propped up on a chair in the
studio. A soldier saunter around, handling its parts. The camera
would cut to scenes of devastation at the Ministry of Defence where
Qassem had made his last stand. There, on location, it lingered on
the mutilated corpses of Qassem's entourage...Back to the studio,
and close-ups now of the entry and exit points of each bullet hole.
The whole macabre sequence closes with a scene that must forever
remain etched on the memory of all those who saw it: the soldier
grabbing the lolling head by the hair, came right up close, and spat
full face into it. The fear that the Ba'th were trying to instill in
this and other instances was brutally direct. The centuries-old
message was simple: he is dead, you had better believe it, we can do
the smae to you. The fact that it was on television extended its
reach..." Pages 58-59.
Source: Republic of Fear The Inside Story of Saddam's Iraq by Samir
al Khalil Pantheon Books, New York 1989 ISBN 0-679-73502-X
"An Afghani tends to a field of heroin poppies, the sale of which
provides much of the financing for the Taliban and Osama bin Laden.
Afghanistan is the world's No. 1 producer and distributor of heroin,
and illicit drug trafficking is the biggest funding source for
By Rachel Ehrenfeld / Special to The Detroit News About the author
Rachel Ehrenfeld is director of the New York-based Center for the
Study of Corruption and the author of "Evil Money" (HarperBusiness)
and "Narco-Terrorism" (Basic Books).
Moving the money...
In the welter of events following the bombing of the World Trade
Center in Feb. 26, 1993, few noticed that the first man arrested,
Mohammed Salameh—the poor, unemployed illegal immigrant—
offered $5 million for bail. Where could he get this kind of money?
The judge refused bail. But was the source of Salameh's offer the
same as the one that funded the eight men—arrested shortly
afterward—who planned to blow up Manhattan's tunnels and bridges
and to assassinate public officials?
Were the same money sources behind the final attack on the World
Trade Center on Sept. 11?
... For a long time, there has been evidence that terrorist,
international drug trafficking and criminal organizations use the
same fund-raising methods to enrich themselves.
Yet no one seemed to connect the dots. And no one seriously tried to
crack down on their financing.
Bin Laden's is only one among many hostile international criminal
organizations, often state-sponsored, that will do whatever they can
to diminish the status of the United States as the only superpower.
According to a State Department report, the Taliban, who are at bin
Laden's service, has the advantage of controlling the world's
largest heroin production and distribution in the world.
Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the heroin production
soared to hundreds of tons each year. In 1999 alone, the world
production of heroin was estimated at 500 metric tons; 400 were
produced by the Taliban and available to fund bin Laden and his
associates worldwide. First warning
The writing was on the wall on July 5, 1991, when the Bank of
England shut down what was the most important Islamic bank in the
world, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI). This
criminal entity was created by the Pakistani Aaga Hassan Abedi "to
fight the evil influence of the West"; to help with the creation of
the "Islamic Bomb"; to finance all Muslim terrorist organizations;
and to launder the money that was generated mostly by illicit drug
trafficking and other illegal activities, including arms
trafficking.
When BCCI went belly up, we learned from thousands of documents that
Abu Nidal—the notorious Palestinian terrorist organization that
now enjoys the hospitality of Iraq's Saddam Hussein, the Palestine
Liberation Organization (PLO), Hezbollah and bin Laden—had
accounts in the bank. By the end of the 1980s, the "special
services" provided by BCCI included access to Western humanitarian
and international development funds, as well as drug money
laundering, secret transfers of cash and bribes.
A "Black Network," a special enforcement unit supported by Abu Nidal
and other terrorist organizations, operated from Pakistan. The same
Pakistan that harbored bin Laden for many years while its officials
told the United States that they didn't know his whereabouts. And
the same Pakistan that for decades, even according to the State
Department's annual report, had been a major drug trafficking and
money laundering center.

Western blindness
Yet, now more importantly, we also discovered that the American and
British governments knew and kept the bank open for a long time. The
bank "that would bribe God" was able to get away with its criminal
activities for decades due to Abedi's clever portrayal of the Muslim
nations as victims of Western—and particularly U.S.—
"imperialism." And when the bank was shuttered, the accusation in
the Muslim/Arab and Third World countries was that the U.S. and the
United Kingdom governments closed the bank to curtail the growing
fiscal power of Muslim countries.
Like Abedi, anti-American, anti-Western terrorist and radical Muslim
states and organizations, such as the Taliban, Al Qaeda, Hamas,
Hezbollah, the PLO, Iraq and Iran, use Western democratic rhetoric
to their advantage. But it is the willful blindness, mainly toward
the growing volume of drug money laundering, exercised by Western
bankers on the one hand and Western politicians on the other, that
makes money laundering possible, despite the many laws and
international conventions to control this phenomenon.
The BCCI was the first warning to the West. The second warning about
the abuse of European and American financial markets by terrorist
organizations, as well as their involvement in the illicit arms and
drug trade, was made in February 1994 by the British National
Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS).
The Organized Crime Unit of the NCIS warned that Middle East
terrorist groups and states were targeting the financial centers of
London, Frankfurt and other Western countries, and that they favor
illegal drug trafficking, money laundering and fraud....
Clinton appeasement
Despite its stated policy of not negotiating with terrorists, the
Clinton administration went out of its way to appease a few of the
20th century's most notorious terror groups: the Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia (FARC), the PLO and the Irish Republican Army.
All are heavily involved in the drug trade.
On the eve of the 1993 handshake on the White House lawn between
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat,
Britain's National Criminal Intelligence Service estimated the PLO's
ill-gotten gains to total between $8 billion to $10 billion, with an
annual income of about $1.5 billion to $2 billion from "donations,
extortion, payoffs, illegal arms dealing, drug trafficking, money
laundering, fraud, etc."
Since then, Washington has only aided and abetted the PLO. Since the
start of the Oslo process, Arafat has received at least $3 billion
more from the United States and the international community, without
any serious demand for accountability, according to a report this
year to Congress. Arafat, in well-documented instances, has been
systematically skimming off portions of these funds, as he has with
monies given to him on behalf of the refugees in the camps.
The PLO was in the drug trafficking business almost from the
beginning. Operating from Lebanon, under Habash's able leadership
and assisted by a PLO-owned shipping company SUMUD, the organization
exported hashish, opium, heroin and cocaine, first to Europe and
later even to the United States and Australia. In return, it
obtained weapons for their war against Israel and the West, and
amassed a massive treasure trove. In addition, the PLO and Arafat,
who enjoy the financial and strategic support of Hussein and bin
Laden, have the distinction of being the organization that
promoted "suicide bombers" as a weapon.
Yet the Clinton administration subsidized a multitude of radical
Palestinian groups, ranging from Arafat's Fatah branch of the PLO
and its military wing, the Tanzim, to the socialist-nationalist
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), headed by
George Habash, all with close ties to bin Laden, Iraq and Iran.
...It was the Clinton White House that, despite evidence to the
contrary, removed Syria from its list of the drug trafficking
countries, to entice Syria to join the "peace process" in the Middle
East.
The failure of that process and the compromises the United States
has made to maintain an illusion of peaceful prospects had no doubt
added to the Muslim radical terrorists' resolve to attack what they
see as a naive and vulnerable America.
In another example of self-delusion, in 1999, then Secretary of
State Madeleine Albright suggested a U.S.-led coalition to negotiate
with the FARC and supported Colombia President Pastrana's "land for
peace" initiative, despite a report from the General Accounting
Office that the FARC is running a major international criminal
enterprise that, among other things, supplies hundreds of tons of
cocaine and heroin to the U.S. black market.
This second Clinton "land for peace" initiative gave half of
Colombia to the narco-terrorist FARC, while doing nothing to
diminish its violence or appetite to control the rest of the
country...."
Source: http://www.detnews.com/2001/editorial/0109/30/a17-306400.htm

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called the Palestinian Authority
a "gang of corrupt assassins and terrorists." "There is an obstacle
[to peace] with the gang of corrupt assassins and terrorists that
lead the Palestinian Authority," Sharon said in a televised speech
in Israel. "The only way to peace is to remove this murderous
posse." – Source:
New York Daily News - http://www.nydailynews.com
Sharon raps Arafat `assassins' By KENNETH R. BAZINET DAILY NEWS
WASHINGTON BUREAU Thursday, August 8th, 2002
"Bush back from surprise Iraq trip
President Bush has arrived back in the United States after a
surprise trip to Baghdad, where he spent two hours with US troops
celebrating Thanksgiving Day.
Mr. Bush told troops the US would not be swayed by ongoing attacks
in Iraq.
"We did not charge hundreds of miles into the heart of Iraq, pay a
bitter cost of casualties, defeat a ruthless dictator and liberate
25 million people only to retreat before a band of thugs and
assassins," he told 600 US soldiers.
Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3245584.stm
"President Bush and his wife, Laura, along with former president
George H. W.
Bush, welcome the King and Queen of Spain, Juan and Sofia Carlos, to
their ranch
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, in Crawford, Texas.(AP Photo/Lawrence
Jackson)"
Source:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?
tmpl=story&u=/041124/480/txlj101112418...
A small jet chartered to fly former President Bush to Ecuador
Monday,November
22nd, 2004 was well below normal altitude when it clipped a toll
road light
tower and crashed into a muddy field three miles south of Hobby
Airport, killing
the crew of three.The plane, which belonged to Jet Place Inc. of
Tulsa, Okla.,
came from Love Field in Dallas. It was approaching the runway when
the wing and
the landing gear on the right side clipped the pole on a tollway
road....."
"Weeks after the last pile of debris from EgyptAir Flight 990 was
pulled from the sea, investigators say they are more
convinced than ever of their original theory: The jet was crashed
deliberately."
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/egyptair000121.html "The
co-pilot under scrutiny in the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 uttered
an Arabic prayer not once but as many as 10 times just
before the doomed airliner went down"
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/egyptair991121.html
"Aviation Analyst John Nance Talks About Flight 990 When a commercial
aircraft goes into a dive as steep and precipitous as the preliminary
radar data seems to indicate."
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/chat_johnnance110199.html
"The White House is bordered on three sides by buildings that are as
tall or taller than itself. (OEOB, Treasury, and Blair House.) Beyond
these buildings there are still more buildings, that also are taller
than the White House. The only flight path that is relatively
unobstructed if making a controlled, straight-in approach, is from
the
south, over the ellipse. Even the Marine helicopter the president
uses comes in from this direction and lands on the South Lawn. The
problem with flying a plane the size of a 757 or 767 in from this
direction is that there's a 555 ft tall structure in the way called
the Washington Monument. The Capitol, although a bigger target, is
similarly situated. There are buildings on all sides except for the
west side, which faces the Mall. Again, for a controlled, straight-in
approach, a pilot first would need to avoid the Washington Monument,
and then fly straight down the Mall. There is more room to do this,
but again, it would take considerable skill. Moreover, the buildings
in Roslyn, just across the river from and to the west of the Mall,
would have to be cleared, which means the plane's altitude would
probably be too high, or the angle of descent too steep to permit a
successful attack by anyone other than a skilled, experienced pilot."


Imagine the rage and fury of Saddam Hussein
"On February 26th, 1982 the Reagan Administration told Congress that
it had dropped Iraq from the list of nations that supported acts of
international terrorism. Baghdad would now be eligible for American
government loan guarantees." source: SPIDER'S WEB: THE SECRET HISTORY
OF HOW THE WHITE HOUSE ILLEGALLY ARMED IRAQ by Alan Friedman ASIN:
0553096508
Imagine Saddam's rage and fury when Kuwait was liberated on February
26th, 1991, 9 years to the day after the event described above! Is it
any wonder that Saddam would launch the first of his 2 attacks on the
World Trade Center on February 26th, 1993, the 2nd anniversary of the
liberation of Kuwait City, and the 11th anniversary of the event
described above, and that he would launch his 2nd attack on the World
Trade Center on September 11th, 2001, the 11th anniversary of the
Bush
I speech to Congress on Iraq. Saddam loves 11th anniversaries, for
instance " Saddam Hussein's speech on the 11th Anniversary of the
Great Victory Day In the Name of God, Most Compassionate, Most
Merciful Great People, The Valiant of Our Brave Armed Forces, Sons of
our Glorious Arab Nation…"
http://www.index.com.jo/iraqtoday/auguste.html

Saddam took credit for the September 11th attacks on America on
Baghdad Republic of Iraq Television. Saddam sent his henchman Osama
bin Laden to attack America and to assassinate former President
Bush, who was at the White House on the morning of September 11th,
2001,just as he had tried to assassinate former President Bush in
Kuwait in 1993. That is why Flight 93 was selected to hit the White
House on the morning of September 11th, 2001. Fortunately the heroes
of Flight 93 stopped that from happening and the plane went down in
Pennsylvania.
Second Attempt to Assassinate President Bush.
We all know that Saddam Hussein attempted to assassinate former
President
Bush in Kuwait in 1993. Laura Bush, wife of the current President
Bush,
along with the current President Bush's brothers, his parents, and
former Secretary of State Baker were actually in the air enroute to
Kuwait when the intelligence came in and their plane was turned back.
Then President Clinton later bombed an empty Iraqi intelligence
building
in retaliation for that attempt in which Saddam's homicide bombers
were
caught in Kuwait.
We believe that the Second Attempt to assassinate former President
George Herbert Walker Bush was made by Saddam Hussein using his
henchman Osama bin Laden on September 11th, 2001.
September 11th, 1990 Dubya's Dad Speaks to Congress on Iraq When
September 11th Yes ! September 11th 1990. Exactly 11 years to the
day before the infamous September 11th 2001 attacks on America.
Saddam's Revenge !!! How clear it is!!! "Address Before a Joint
Session of the Congress on the Persian Gulf Crisis and the Federal
Budget Deficit September 11, 1990.
We gather tonight, witness to events in the Persian Gulf as
significant as they are tragic. In the early morning hours of August
2d, following negotiations and promises by Iraq's dictator Saddam
Hussein not to use force, a powerful Iraqi army invaded its trusting
and much weaker neighbor, Kuwait. *** The crisis in the Persian Gulf,
as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an
historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times, our
fifth
objective-a new world order-can emerge. ***" READ THE WHOLE OF
DUBYA'S
DADDY'S SPEECH TO CONGRESS ON SEPTEMBER 11TH, 1990 AT
http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/ "Note: The President spoke at 9:09
p.m.in
the House Chamber at the Capitol.. The address was broadcast live on
nationwide television and radio." http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/ Iraq
Cheers September 11th Attacks on America "Wednesday, September 12,
2001 Baghdad TV Commentary: US `Reaping Fruits of Crimes Against
Humanity' Baghdad Republic of Iraq Television in Arabic 1700 GMT 11
Sep 01 [TV Commentary by Sa'd Yasin Yusuf read by announcer over
footage of explosions in New York] [FBIS Translated Text] [With
thanks
to Laurie Mylorie - Iraq Watch] The American cowboy is reaping the
fruits of his crimes against humanity. It is a black day in the
history of America, which is tasting the bitter defeat of its crimes
and disregard for peoples' will to lead a free, decent life. The
massive explosions in the centers of power in America, notably the
Pentagon, is a painful slap in the face of US politicians to stop
their illegitimate hegemony and attempts to impose custodianship on
peoples. It was no coincidence that the World Trade Center was
destroyed in suicidal operations involving two planes that have
broken
through all US security barriers to carry the operation of the
century
and to express rejection of the reckless US policy. Panic has spread
among US official circles, which evacuated the White House following
a
series of explosions. They also evacuated the Pentagon, the State
Department, and Congress and closed down the airports and government
institutions. The collapse of US centers of power is a collapse of
the
US policy, which deviates from human values and stands by world
Zionism at all international forums to continue to slaughter the
Palestinian Arab people and implement US plans to dominate the world
under the cover of what is called the new [world] order. These are
the
fruits of the new US order. [Video of explosion rocking World Trade
Center] [Description of Source: Baghdad Republic of Iraq Television
in
Arabic-Official television station of the Iraqi Government]"
http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3


"BLITZER: That's Osama bin Laden's group. Now you also have some
new information, David, about Mohamed Atta. He's the suspected
ringleader of the September 11th hijackings.
ENSOR: Well, that's right. As you know, he was one of the suicide
hijackers who died on September 11th on one of those aircraft. And we
had previously reported on September 19th that he met with an Iraqi
intelligence official somewhere in Europe. Well, I'm now able to tell
you, based on information from U.S. sources, he met not once but
twice with Iraqi intelligence officers in Prague in the Czech
Republic:
once last year in June of 2000 and once in April of 2001."
http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0110/10/lkl.00.html
Aired 9/11/2001 "Baghdad Republic of Iraq TV: These are
the fruits of the new US order.[Video of explosion rocking World
Trade
Center]Panic has spread among US official circles, which evacuated
the White House following a series of explosions."

"CNN LARRY KING LIVE Aired October 2, 2001 LARRY KING: Have you
spoken to your father- in-law? (George Herbert Walker Bush)
LAURA BUSH: I've spoken to my father-in-law. They were-they had
actually spent that Monday night here.(at the White House) I had
just seen them off that morning (9/11/2001) when I got in the car
and found out about the first plane.(going into the World Trade
Center.)" http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0110/02/lkl.00.html

"Senator Joseph Lieberman: (Saddam) tried to kill former President
Bush (in 1993)"
http://cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0401/25/le.00.html


Former President Bush Speech to Congress September 11th 1990. 11
years to the day before September 11th 2001 "In the early morning
hours of August 2d,(1990),a powerful Iraqi army invaded Kuwait.The
crisis in the Persian Gulf also offers a rare opportunity to move
toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled
times, our fifth objective-a new world order-can emerge."
http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/

"(White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer: we have real and
credible information that the airplane that landed at the Pentagon
was originally intended to hit the White House."
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010912-
8.html#intended-targets

"White House Was Flight 93 Target
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/05/20/attack/main509535.shtml
A high-ranking al Qaeda detainee told investigators the intended
target of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into a
Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, was the White House. Government
sources said Abu Zubaydah, now in U.S. custody, believed to be the
source of the information." "Moussaoui Says He Was to Hijack 5th
Plane
By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press Writer (Monday March 27, 2006)
Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified Monday that he and
would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid were supposed to hijack a fifth
airplane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House.
Moussaoui's testimony on his own behalf stunned the courtroom. His
account was in stark contrast to his previous statements in which he
said the White House attack was to come later if the United States
refused to release a radical Egyptian sheik imprisoned on earlier
terrorist convictions.
On Dec. 22, 2001, Reid was subdued by passengers when he attempted
to detonate a bomb in his shoe aboard American Airlines Flight 63
from Paris to Miami. There were 197 people on board. The plane was
diverted to Boston, where it landed safely.
Moussaoui told the court he knew the World Trade Center attack was
coming and that he lied to investigators when arrested in August
2001 because he wanted it to happen.
"You lied because you wanted to conceal that you were a member of al-
Qaida?" prosecutor Rob Spencer asked.
"That's correct," Moussaoui said.
Spencer: "You lied so the plan could go forward?"
Moussaoui: "That's correct."
The exchange was key to the government's case that the attacks might
have been averted if Moussaoui had been more cooperative following
his arrest.
Moussaoui told the court he knew the attacks were coming some time
after August 2001 and bought a radio so he could hear them unfold.
Specifically, he said he knew the World Trade Center was going to be
attacked, but asserted he was not part of that plot and didn't know
the details.
Nineteen men pulled off the Sept. 11 attacks on New York in
Washington in the worst act of terrorism ever on U.S. soil.
"I had knowledge that the Twin Towers would be hit," Moussaoui
said. "I didn't know the details of this."
Asked by his lawyer why he signed his guilty plea in April as "the
20th hijacker," Moussaoui replied: "Because everybody used to refer
to me as the 20th hijacker and it was a bit of fun."
Before Moussaoui took the stand, his lawyers made a last attempt to
stop him from testifying, but failed. Defense attorney Gerald Zerkin
argued that his client would not be a competent witness because he
has contempt for the court, only recognizes Islamic law and
therefore "the affirmation he undertakes would be meaningless."
Moussaoui at first denied he was to have been a fifth hijack pilot
Sept. 11 but under cross examination spoke of the plan that would
have him attack the White House. He said Reid was the only person he
knew for sure would have been on that mission, but others were
discussed.
The 19 terrorists on Sept. 11 hijacked and crashed four airliners,
killing nearly 3,000 people in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon
and on the planes. The intended target of the plane that crashed
into a Pennsylvania field remains unknown.
Moussaoui said he talked with an al-Qaida official in 1999 about why
a 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center failed to bring the towers
down. He said "was asked in the same period for the first time if I
want to be a suicide pilot and I declined."
Just before Moussaoui took the stand, the court heard testimony that
two months before the attacks that a CIA deputy chief waited in vain
for permission to tell the FBI about a "very high interest" al-Qaida
operative who became one of the hijackers.
The official, a senior figure in the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit,
said he sought authorization on July 13, 2001, to send information
to the FBI but got no response for 10 days, then asked again.
As it turned out, the information on Khalid al-Mihdhar did not reach
the FBI until late August. At the time, CIA officers needed
permission from a special unit before passing certain intelligence
on to the FBI.
The official was identified only as John. His written testimony was
read into the record.
"John's" testimony was part of the defense's case that federal
authorities missed multiple opportunities to catch hijackers and
perhaps thwart the 9/11 plot.
His testimony included an e-mail sent by FBI supervisor Michael
Maltbie discussing Moussaoui but playing down his terrorist
connections. Maltbie's e-mail said "there's no indication that
(Moussaoui) had plans for any nefarious activity."
He sent that e-mail to the CIA even after receiving a lengthy memo
from the FBI agent who arrested Moussaoui and suspected him of being
a terrorist with plans to hijack aircraft.
Prosecutors argue that Moussaoui, a French citizen, thwarted a prime
opportunity to track down the 9/11 hijackers and possibly unravel
the plot when he was arrested in August 2001 on immigration
violations and lied to the FBI about his al-Qaida membership and
plans to hijack a plane.
Had Moussaoui confessed, the FBI could have pursued leads that would
have led them to most of the hijackers, government witnesses have
testified.
To win the death penalty, prosecutors must first prove that
Moussaoui's actions — specifically, his lies — were directly
responsible for at least one death on Sept. 11.
If they fail, Moussaoui would get life in prison.
___
Associated Press Writer Michael J. Sniffen contributed to this report
source:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060327/ap_on_re_us/moussaoui_14&printer=
1;_ylt=Ags6isPJuz93w2EYYRP9gnVH2ocA;_y...
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