Skip to comments.New 9/11 Probe Could Spotlight Iraq Link
Posted on 08/27/2005 2:52:10 PM PDT by wagglebee
Congressional hearings coming this fall into revelations by the military intelligence group Able Danger could spotlight other evidence overlooked by the 9/11 Commission: including a March 2001 report suggesting that Osama bin Laden was working with Iraqi intelligence operatives in Germany at a time when Mohamed Atta and two other 9/11 hijack team leaders were living in Hamburg.
On March 16, 2001, the Paris-based newspaper Al Watan al Arabi reported: "Two Iraqis were arrested in Germany, charged with spying for Baghdad. The arrests came in the wake of reports that Iraq was reorganizing the external branches of its intelligence service and that it had drawn up a plan to strike at US interests around the world through a network of alliances with extremist fundamentalist parties."
Al Watan said that German intelligence was investigating "serious indications of cooperation between Iraq and bin Ladin.* The matter was considered so important that a special team of CIA and FBI agents was sent to Germany to interrogate the two Iraqi spies."
The pre-9/11 Al Watan report continued:
"German authorities were surprised by the arrest of the two Iraqi agents and the discovery of Iraqi intelligence activities in several German cities. German authorities, acting on CIA recommendations, had been focused on monitoring the activities of Islamic groups linked to bin Ladin."
The Weekly Standard, which covered the quotes this week based on a report by Captain's Quarter's blogger Ed Morrissey," noted:
"Despite this contemporaneous report about the nature of the German arrests and the involvement of American counterintelligence officials in the investigation, not a word of the affair appears in the 9/11 Commission's final report."
This fall's hearings will undoubtedly begin with questions about why both the 9/11 Commission and the Clinton administration dismissed Able Danger's stunning identification of Mohamed Atta inside the U.S.
But any congressional investigation that doesn't explore other possible bombshells that were overlooked - including indications of possible Iraqi involvement in the 9/11 attacks - will leave even more important questions unanswered.
* Al Watan spelling
The 9/11 Commission possibly engaged in the most treasonous cover-up in history.
the evidence was 'overlooked' eh? Hmmm.
The Jersey Girls decided that the Dr. Rice and everyone in the Bush administration had advance knowledge and that's all they need to know.
The truth would burst their toxic bubble wouldn't it.
The left has their lie and they will do whatever is necessary to protect it.
Oh no, this would never see the light of day in the "media." They can't have the American people thinking Pres. Bush and his administration were right all along.
Though why the president and his people don't talk more about this evidence is surprising to me.
Sorry about the bad grammer above. It's 101 degrees here in Texas and I've been outside for hours in it. I'm fried.
Even his own White House Political Advisor BILL MORRIS publically admitted on national talk radio that...
BILL CLINTON refused Free Offers from the Sudan in 1995 & 1996 to hand OSAMA bin LADEN over to us on a Silver Platter before he could hit is hard here at home =
9/11 Lifesaving Hero RICK RESCORLA, r.i.p.
why is Bush compelled to shelter the clinton administration. what does slicky have on dubya? I mean sandy burglar should be in GITMO or an undisclosed federal facility. If CLinton had this kind of information on Bush I's administration he wouldnt hesitate to prosecute. btw no one has answered me about how sandy burglar walked out with papers, that would mean some one saw him do it why didnt they say, excuse me mr burglar put the papers back and stay here while the police escorts you to jail.
Oligarchy I guess.
More overlooked evidence.
The 9/11 Commission Report should be moved to the fiction section of the bookstores.
Funny thing... it sounded exactly like what Tommy DeVito(Joe Pesci) uttered in Goodfella's"... just before he got capped.
"This fall's hearings will undoubtedly begin with questions about why both the 9/11 Commission and the Clinton administration dismissed Able Danger's stunning identification of Mohamed Atta inside the U.S."
So what? Others of the 19 were known to INS, FBI etc. and nothing was done. Wouldn't have mattered if Able Danger really knew about Atta (uncertain), and the FBI took the information.
Apparently, the term "overlooked" is a euphemism for "covered up."
Because the Dems are afraid to touch Iraq I believe that no effort was made to investigate what the CIA knew about terrorist training camps in Iraq, especially the Zajo terrorist training camp in northern Iraq which was reported as early as 1996 to have had direct ties to Al Qaeda and the predecessor to Ansar al Islam. It was run by Islamist Kurds, and their European contact was with Barakat Yarkas, a man who was known to German investigators long before 9/11, and a person who had intimate contact with the Al Qaeda cell in Hamburg. Another person involved with the camp was Najmuddin Farah Ahmad, AKA Krekar, who resided in Norway and was another Al Qaeda operative.
9/11 panel was set up with a gentlemen's agreement not to screw each other, because the GOP was not sure if GWB administration did not screw up any intel and the Dems knew Clinton administration made mistakes, but they were not sure how bad the mistakes were. In essence they agreed to go easy on each other. I think that is why Berger got a pass, but Clark's book and several political shenanigans by the Demsn may have undone the gentlemen's agreement. I think the second time 9/11 is looked into by Congress, the GOP should go for the Democrat jugular.
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