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  • 911 transcript: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

    06/20/2016 9:37:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 12:34 PM EDT | Eric Tucker and Mike Schneider
    Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the U.S. “stop bombing Syria and Iraq,” according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday. The partial, printed transcripts were of three conversations Mateen had with the police during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, in which 49 people died and dozens were wounded. Those communications, along with Facebook posts Mateen made before and after the shooting, add to the public understanding of the final hours of Mateen’s life. The first call came...
  • Blood Stored Here Helps Bury 9/11 Firefighter in New York (MN)

    06/17/2016 9:30:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    ABC News / KSTP.com ^ | 6/17/16 | Todd Wilson
    Nearly 15 years after 9/11, New York firefighter and Battalion Chief Larry Stack is slowly but surely moving toward his final resting place. Stack and 342 other firefighters died trying to save lives at the World Trade Center that were destroyed in the September 11th, 2001 attacks. Stacks' remains like many others were never found or identified. So his family didn't hold a funeral for him. They were hoping his remains would be found. Plus, the Catholic Church requires physical remains be present in church for a funeral. After 15 agonizing years Stacks' family remembered he had gone into the...
  • Saudi Imam, 2 Hijackers and Lingering 9/11 Mystery

    06/17/2016 7:37:12 PM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 June 2016 | Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti
    Inside an opulent palace in Riyadh late one evening in February 2004, two American investigators interrogated a man they believed might hold answers to one of the lingering mysteries of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks: What role, if any, did officials in Saudi Arabia’s government play in the plot? The man under questioning, Fahad al Thumairy, had been a Saudi consular official based in Los Angeles and the imam of a mosque visited by two of the hijackers. The investigators, staff members of the national 9/11 commission who had waited all day at the United States Embassy before being summoned...
  • DID ANYONE TALKING ABOUT TRUMP'S SPEECH ACTUALLY HEAR IT?

    06/16/2016 5:27:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 75 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 16 June 2016 | Ann Coulter
    The media have lost their minds after Trump's magnificent speech on Monday. It's all hands on deck, no attack is too extreme. Their main point is: DO NOT LOOK AT THAT SPEECH. It has "words that wound." Much too dangerous even to read it. Instead of reporting what Trump said, the media give us the "gist" of it (in the sense of an unrecognizable distortion). It was awful, Hitlerian, beneath our dignity as a nation. They lie about what he said and then attack their own lies as if they're attacking Trump. The Washington Post's headline, which got their reporters...
  • What will it take?

    06/16/2016 8:29:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/16/16 | Obie Usategui
    It was not an "if" but "when". The handwriting was on everyone's walls, for all to see. I have for the past few weeks stayed quietly away, gently watching the Trump-Clinton feud coming of age as election time draws closer. Many Americans, I assure you, are not the slightest bit aware of the enormity of what is at stake in these elections and the ensuing consequences to the nation, depending on who we elect to be our next president. The Orlando massacre has now earned its uninvited place as the worst mass shooting ever in U.S. history of the nation...
  • Syrian Immigrant Who Said 9/11 ‘Changed The World For Good’ Is A Homeland Security Adviser

    06/15/2016 9:42:53 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/13/2016 | Peter Hasson
    One of the sitting members on the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s (HSAC) Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism is a 25-year-old immigrant of Syrian heritage who said that the 9/11 attacks “changed the world for good” and has consistently disparaged America, free speech and white people on social media. Laila Alawa was one of just 15 people tapped to serve on the newly-formed HSAC Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism in 2015 — the same year she became an American citizen. Just last week, the subcommittee submitted a report to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, recommending that the DHS avoid...
  • NOT ‘Largest Mass Shooting’: Second Deadliest Act Of Islamic Terror

    06/14/2016 12:52:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Within hours of the Orlando massacre that occurred early Sunday morning, veteran academic and prolific writer Mary Grabar predicted on her Facebook wall that “liberal pundits” would soon enough be “linking the Orlando shooting [at a gay nightclub] to other instances of homophobia, such as Harvey Milk and the Stonewall riots.”  The Public Broadcasting System (PBS), continued Grabar, would get busy planning a documentary entitled “‘Homophobia in America,’” a film that will show how the Christian origins of homophobia “infected American culture, how ‘migrants’ from places like Afghanistan, alienated and bewildered by an Islamophobic American culture, picked up the homophobia...
  • 4 Reasons Why We Need Another 9/11 Commission After Orlando

    06/14/2016 4:31:31 AM PDT · by milton23 · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/13/2016 | James Carafano
    How many red flags does it take to see that Islamist-related terror is increasing? In the past seven months there have been high-profile terror attacks in Paris, San Bernardino, Brussels, and in Orlando. In the U.S. the number and frequency of Islamist plots has been growing. Before Orlando, the U.S. alone has been the target of at least 85 Islamist-related terrorist plots since Sept. 11, 2001.
  • High School Classmate of Omar Mateen: He Cheered 9-11 Attacks

    06/12/2016 10:35:59 PM PDT · by proust · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/12/2016 | Fox News
    The media said no one cheered 911.
  • Last surviving FEMA Search & Rescue Canine from 9/11 passes quietly

    06/06/2016 7:54:59 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 25 replies
    KBTX.com ^ | 6/6/2016 | TEEX Press Release
    COLLEGE STATION, TX - Sixteen-year-old Bretagne (pronounced Brit-nee), the last known FEMA Search & Rescue Canine who served at Ground Zero, has died peacefully in Cypress, Texas. She was a remarkable canine partner who deployed with her handler Denise Corliss and other members of Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) to the site of the World Trade Center for 10 days in 2001. A Golden Retriever, Bretagne was 2 years old and newly certified as a FEMA Search and Rescue canine when she deployed with the Texas urban search and rescue team to the worst terrorism incident in U.S. history.
  • How Donald Trump Stopped the Building of a Mosque at Ground Zero

    06/02/2016 7:24:02 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 23 replies
    Stumpin for Trump ^ | 5/29/2016 | Missannie
    Back in 2010, a group of Muslim investors wanted to build a mosque near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. This sparked outrage with millions of Americans who found it to be a slap in the face to allow a mosque to be built near such hollowed ground. The man behind it all was Hashim Elzanaty who along with eight other investors purchased the location and set the plans in place. But a famous billionaire New Yorker stepped in to stop the development. He did this by offering Elzanty $6 million to purchase the property from him — a dollar amount...
  • Apartments, Islamic museum to be built on site of failed Ground Zero Mosque

    06/02/2016 11:33:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/19/2016 | Lois Weiss
    The developer of the failed Ground Zero Mosque has nailed down “Sharia-compliant financing” for a new, luxury condominium tower and Islamic cultural museum on the same site, he and his banking partners said Wednesday. The $174 million dollar project features a three-story Islamic cultural museum at 51 Park Place and 48 high-end residential condos in a 43-story tower at 45 Park Place in the Financial District.
  • Man catches teens breaking into house, makes them call 9-1-1 to report themselves

    05/25/2016 12:52:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    ktau ^ | May 25, 2016 | ktau staff
    COOS BAY, Ore. - A homeowner caught three 14-year-olds burglarizing his Coos Bay house on Sunday afternoon, and forced one of the boys to call 9-1-1 to report the attempted theft. The three boys were all taken to the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Facility on several charges including burglary II, criminal trespassing, and marijuana possession. The homeowner was armed when he found the boys burglarizing his home on Terramar Road, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said. According to emergency dispatchers, he told one of the teens to call police and report the burglary in progress.
  • A 9/11 Memorial’s Uncertain Future (Sycamore root "Harbinger" sculpture)

    09/07/2015 12:31:20 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/17/15 | Melanie Grayce West
    The troubles for the “Trinity Root” began with an inquiry about touching up the sculpture’s patina. (snip) But according to Mr. Tobin and his manager, Kathleen Rogers, the conversation about patina opened a larger discussion about the sculpture’s placement: Now, they fear it will be moved or “just disappear,” said Ms. Rogers. (snip) Ms. Rogers is unconvinced. “There’s something in the works for them to find a way to get rid of it,” she said. “Trinity Root” was inspired by the story of a massive sycamore tree that shielded—and some say helped to save—the nearby St. Paul’s Chapel from the...
  • Sharia-Compliant Financing Secured for Lux Condos, Islamic Museum Near Ground Zero

    05/22/2016 5:44:50 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 20 2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    The developer of the ill-fated Ground Zero Mosque won't relent on his goal of planting a flag on the grave of 3,000 Americans. The New York Post reports that Sharif El-Gamal and his banking partners announced Wednesday that he secured "Sharia-compliant financing" to build a luxury condominium tower and an Islamic museum on the same site as the proposed Ground Zero Mosque -- four blocks away from where the Twin Towers once stood. The $174 million dollar project features a three-story Islamic cultural museum at 51 Park Place and 48 high-end residential condos in a 43-story tower at 45 Park...
  • Bob Graham: 9/11 support goes to the top of Saudi government

    05/19/2016 4:44:40 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 18, 2016 | Alex Bregman
    Is there a smoking gun in the 28 pages that were redacted from the congressional joint inquiry on intelligence from before and after the 9/11 attacks that links the Saudi Arabian government to the attacks? A co-chair of that inquiry, former Forida Sen. Bob Graham thinks there is one. He also says the link goes all the way to the top of the Saudi government and that the government’s funding of terrorist groups continues to this day. Graham, who has been advocating for the release of those pages for over a decade, sat down with Yahoo News host Stephanie Sy...
  • Senate Passes Bill Exposing Saudi Arabia to 9/11 Legal Claims

    05/17/2016 3:29:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | May 17, 2016 | Mark Mazetti
    WASHINGTON — A bill that would let the families of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the terrorist plot passed the Senate unanimously on Tuesday, bringing Congress closer to a showdown with the White House, which has threatened to veto the legislation.The Senate’s passage of the bill, which will now be taken up in the House, is another sign of escalating tensions in a relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia that once received little scrutiny from lawmakers.Obama administration officials have lobbied against the bill, a view that the White House...
  • 9-11 First Responder Helped By Donald Trump: "He's A Humanitarian,"Reaches Out,He Donates"

    05/17/2016 5:29:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 17,2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Philip Kirschner, a 9-11 first responder who is struggling with his health in the aftermath of his service, spoke to Breitbart News about how Donald Trump helped him during a time of need.
  • Worker at LA’s King Fahad Mosque may have been involved in 9/11 jihad attacks

    05/14/2016 10:58:09 PM PDT · by Lera · 1 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 14, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    "But John Lehman -- a former member of that investigative commission -- said a classified section of the investigation shows that as many as six Saudi individuals may have played a role in the attacks." If the full story of Saudi involvement in 9/11 is ever revealed, that revelation is almost certain to change significantly our understanding of 9/11 and its aftermath, and radically challenge the existing international political order, such as it is. Why else would so many people be so intent that this information not be revealed? "Worker at LA-area mosque may be linked to 9/11 attack," by...
  • Worker at L.A.-area Mosque May Be Linked to 9/11 Attack

    05/14/2016 4:32:24 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    KABC (L.A.) ^ | May 13, 2016 | Rob Hayes
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Could someone who worked at a Los Angeles-area mosque be linked to the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil? New allegations about the 9/11 attacks are coming from someone close to the classified investigation. In the three years following the terror attacks the 9/11 Commission found no evidence the Saudi government or high-ranking Saudi officials funded Al Qaeda. But John Lehman -- a former member of that investigative commission -- said a classified section of the investigation shows that as many as six Saudi individuals may have played a role in the attacks. One of those...
  • The FBI Is Keeping 80,000 Secret Files on the Saudis and 9/11

    05/12/2016 6:04:13 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    thedailybeast. ^ | 05.12.16 | Shane Harris
    The secret ‘28 pages’ are just the start. The FBI has another 80,000 classified documents, many of which deal with Saudi connections to the 9/11 terror plot. What’s the Bureau got? The Obama administration may soon release 28 classified pages from a congressional investigation that allegedly links Saudis in the United States to the 9/11 attackers. A former Republican member of the 9/11 Commission alleged Thursday that there was "clear evidence" of support for the hijackers from Saudi officials. But in Florida, a federal judge is weighing whether to declassify portions of some 80,000 classified pages that could reveal far...
  • 9/11 judge and prosecutors should step down over 'destroyed evidence', defense demands

    05/11/2016 4:15:40 PM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05-11-2016 | Spencer Ackerman
    An explosive allegation about destroyed evidence threatens to unravel the already shaky military tribunal for the alleged architect of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Attorneys for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed are calling on the judge and the entire prosecution team in Mohammed’s military commission at Guantánamo Bay to step down from the long-running case over what a member of the defense team called “at least the appearance of collusion” that led to the government apparently secretly destroying information relevant to the premier post-9/11 tribunal. The defense team further argues that the destruction of evidence ought to spell the end of Mohammed’s military...
  • New Photos Show President Bush's Initial Response to 9/11 Attacks

    05/09/2016 1:17:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 100 replies
    The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Friday released new photos of the president responding to the 9/11 attacks.
  • Guilty as sin (Osama's driver)

    08/07/2008 2:34:55 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 216+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 07 2008
    The military tribunal verdict convicting Salim Hamdan of providing material support to terrorism was eminently just. The guy was, after all, Osama Bin Laden's driver, and he was, after all, arrested with two surface-to-air missiles in the back of his car. And there was, after all, the video of a 1998 Al Qaeda news conference for Pakistani journalists that at one point showed Hamdan with a machine gun and at another juncture captured him smiling at Bin Laden. And there were, after all, the undisputed facts that Hamdan fell in with Bin Laden in 1996 and worked with him through...
  • Report: Pakistan may have poisoned CIA chief after Bin Laden raid

    05/06/2016 10:36:45 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 5 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 06, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    A stunning new report showed how Pakistan's top spy agency may have secretly poisoned a CIA chief in the days and weeks after the U.S. raid that killed Usama Bin Laden in 2011. The now-retired CIA station chief in Pakistan, Mark Kelton, had come down with a mysterious illness that left him in severe pain, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Current and former U.S. officials told the newspaper they suspected poisoning after attempts to treat him outside Pakistan failed. Those officials said Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI, harbored grudges against diplomats, journalists and other people the country considered opponents....
  • Saudi minister confirms warning on proposed U.S. law on 9/11

    05/02/2016 2:33:48 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 26 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/2/16
    Saudi Arabia has warned the United States that a proposed U.S. law that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept 11, 2001, attacks would erode global investor confidence in America, its foreign minister said on Monday. The minister, Adel al-Jubeir, speaking to reporters in Geneva after talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, which mainly focused on Syria, denied that Saudi Arabia had "threatened" to withdraw investment from its close ally. The New York Times reported last month that the Riyadh government had threatened to sell up to $750 billion worth of American assets should...
  • CIA director: '28 pages' contain inaccurate information

    05/01/2016 4:10:43 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 37 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/1/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    IA Director John Brennan said Sunday that releasing the 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission report would be a mistake because they contain inaccurate, un-vetted information that could be used to tie Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. "This chapter was kept out because of concerns about sensitive methods, investigative actions, and the investigation of 9/11 was still underway in 2002," Brennan said on NBC's "Meet the Press." He said information in the 28 pages hasn't been vetted or corroborated, adding that releasing the information would give ammunition to those who want to tie the terror...
  • 9/11 monuments across America are being defaced and neglected

    05/01/2016 7:18:06 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    nypost ^ | May 1, 2016 | Susan Edelman
    “Never Forget” has been forgotten. A startling number of 9/11 monuments around the country have been vandalized or fallen into disrepair, including a $2 million Nassau County memorial. In Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, graffiti is scrawled across a section facing the wall of 10 plaques honoring 344 county residents murdered in the terror attacks. The empty fountain had condom wrappers; the base of a fountain displaying two 30-foot-tall aluminum towers is marred by peeling paint, while black marble tiles surrounding it are missing. Others are loose, some streaked with oozing white adhesive. “A lot of blood and sweat went...
  • (From April 22, 2016) NYC Fire District Releases Statement About Donald Trump… Media Stunned

    When Donald Trump spoke earlier this week in Buffalo, media critics lambasted him for allegedly confusing "9/11" with "7/11." However, a theory emerged as to why Trump didn't misspeak, one that the media refuses to acknowledge. The controversy all began Monday, as Trump was speaking before a crowd in Buffalo on the day before the New York primary. During the speech, he touted his 9/11 activism. "I wrote this out, and it's very close to my heart," Trump said to the audience. "Because I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at...
  • 9/11 Memorial guards order kids to stop singing national anthem

    04/26/2016 5:07:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 25, 2016 | Beckie Strum and Philip Messing
    Two tone-deaf security guards at the 9/11 Memorial got tough with some wide-eyed middle school kids visiting the city for the first time from their small town in North Carolina — because they sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “You have to stop. This is considered a public demonstration!” one guard barked at the patriotic teens, their Waynesville Middle School music teacher, Martha Brown, told The Post. The guards insisted the group needed a permit to sing, according to Brown. “Some of the students were very upset and confused. I told the children, ‘This is a place where you need to respect...
  • First, Let’s Get the Facts on Saudis and Iranian Involvement in 9/11

    04/24/2016 5:22:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/23/2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    The 9/11 attacks were not civil torts. They were acts of war. It is important to keep that fact in the front of our minds as we press for long-overdue disclosure of evidence linking the Saudi Arabian government to the mass murder of nearly 3,000 Americans, to say nothing of the even more overdue investigation of Iran’s contributory role — an investigation that should have been in high gear immediately after the planes struck their targets. Over the years in these pages, we have catalogued the damage done to national security by regarding international terrorism as a mere law-enforcement problem...
  • Maher Calls US Military 'Mass Murder Machine,' Extreme Muslims 'Teabaggers'

    04/23/2016 12:04:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 23, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    On his Real Time show on Friday, HBO comedian Bill Maher referred to the U.S. military as a "mass murder machine" as he recalled that the reason he likes Bernie Sanders so much is because the Vermont socialist is the only presidential candidate who would argue against building a bigger military. A bit earlier, as he discussed with the New Yorker's Lawrence Wright the possibility of Saudi government officials being linked to the 9/11 attacks, Maher also made a crass reference to Tea Party conservatives -- whom he has mocked in the past as "teabaggers" -- by referring to Muslim...
  • Bipartisan Push on to Oppose 9/11 Bill

    04/22/2016 9:47:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 10 replies
    RollCall.com ^ | 19 April 2016 | John T. Bennett
    A Senate bill that would allow families of those killed in the 9/11 attacks to sue the Saudi government has achieved a rare Washington distinction, by uniting the Obama administration and some of its fiercest GOP critics. President Barack Obama and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are rallying to kill the bipartisan plan that would make it possible for American citizens to sue foreign governments believed to be linked to terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., said the plan should be reviewed through regular order before decisions are made about advancing the measure. White House Press...
  • Obama Threatens to Veto 9/11 Bill [semi-satire]

    04/22/2016 6:19:57 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    Legislation that would declassify a portion of the 9/11 Commission report on the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in 2001 "will be vetoed by the President" said Press Secretary Josh Earnest "because it would disclose that government officers in Saudi Arabia provided the 'seed money' for al-Qaeda and, thus, do irreparable damage to the relationship between our two countries." "While there is no evidence that aiding al-Qaeda was the official policy of the Saudi government there is evidence that lower ranking government officials may have been involved," Earnest admitted. "Should the Saudi government have done a better...
  • NYC Fire District Releases Statement About Donald Trump… Media Stunned

    04/22/2016 6:05:14 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 127 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | April 22, 2016 | Wilmot Proviso
    When Donald Trump spoke earlier this week in Buffalo, media critics lambasted him for allegedly confusing “9/11” with “7/11.” However, a theory emerged as to why Trump didn’t misspeak, one that the media refuses to acknowledge. The controversy all began Monday, as Trump was speaking before a crowd in Buffalo on the day before the New York primary. During the speech, he touted his 9/11 activism. “I wrote this out, and it’s very close to my heart,” Trump said to the audience. Because I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at...
  • The Real Donald Trump (helping ground zero, Levin owes Trump a big apology).

    04/21/2016 5:33:57 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 419 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | March 18, 2016 | Admin
    According to Kerick, who by the way spent a great deal of time down at Ground Zero, Donald Trump displayed incredible generosity and concern towards the volunteers and first responders who worked down at “The Pile” sifting through debris for body remains. Bernie told me without hesitation, “Trump instructed hundreds of his hotel workers to head down to Ground Zero and offer a hand doing whatever needed to be done. Be it hand out water, food, etc, etc.” I asked if the cameras caught any of this? Kerick explained there were no cameras permitted in the area, and Trump knew...
  • Author: U.S. Official Who Issued Visas to 9/11 Hijackers Still Works for State Department

    04/21/2016 6:19:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | APRIL 20, 2016 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    The State Department official who issued visas to many of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists is still employed by the federal government, according to J. Michael Springmann, the author of Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World. Springmann, former head of the visa section at the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, told PJM that Shayna Steinger approved 11 of the visas granted to the 19 9/11 hijackers. Fifteen received their visas at the Jeddah consulate. Page 7 of the 9/11 Commission report states that “one consular officer issued visas to 11 of the 19 hijackers.” Those visas...
  • The Smoking Gun: "Document 17" Links Saudi Embassy In Washington To Sept 11

    04/20/2016 5:48:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/20/16 | tyler durden
    With the topic of Saudi Arabia's involvement in the Sept 11 attack on everyone's lips, if certainly not those of president Obama who is currently in Riyadh where he is meeting with members of Saudi royalty in what may be his last trip to the Saudi nation as US president, many have been clamoring for the information in the suddenly notorious "28-pages" (following the recent 60 Minutes episode) to be released to the public so the US population can finally relegate all those "conspiracy theories" surrounding the real perpetrator behind the Sept 11 terrorist attack to the "conspiracy fact" pile.It...
  • Fresh evidence links Saudi government to 9/11: Flight certificate of would-be bomber found

    04/20/2016 8:50:39 AM PDT · by LNV · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 4/20/2016 | Lydia Willgress
    "Officials have revealed that the flight certificate of Al-Qaeda bomb maker Ghassan Al-Sharbi was discovered hidden in an envelope from the Saudi embassy in Washington when they arrested him in 2002...The cache was discovered by US authorities and details, written in a memo known as Document 17 in 2003, were released without fanfare by investigators last year. They were only brought to the public's attention when an activist discovered them and wrote about them on his website earlier this week."
  • Swedish deputy PM calls 9/11 ‘accident,’ refuses to apologize

    04/19/2016 9:31:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/19/16 | Raoul Wootliff
    In defense of colleague who resigned after comparing Israel to Nazi Germany, Asa Romson suggests World Trade Center attacks were a mere mishap Sweden’s deputy prime minister has come under fire for describing the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon as “accidents.” Environment Minister and Green Party chair Asa Romson made the comments on Tuesday morning during a live televized interview about party colleague Mehmet Kaplan, who resigned as housing minister earlier this week over statements likening Israel to Nazi Germany. “He has been chairman of Young Muslims in tough situations like the September...
  • Lindsey Graham blocks Saudi 9/11 bill

    04/19/2016 3:41:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 19, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Sen. Lindsey Graham has placed a hold on legislation that would open the door for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. Graham (R-S.C.), who is a co-sponsor of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, put the hold on his own bill over concerns that new changes could expose the U.S. to legal attacks.
  • The Saudis Practice Mafia Tactics

    04/19/2016 2:30:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 19, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    The Mafia, in its heyday, ran lucrative protection rackets. Pay them and your business would be kept safe from "unforeseen" threats. Don't pay them and your business might go up in smoke with you inside. Today, things are more sophisticated. The New York Times reports that Saudi Arabia, playing the role of Mafia extortionist, has threatened to "...sell off hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks." The...
  • Trump: 9/11 Report Pages Should Have Been Released a Long Time Ago

    04/19/2016 7:14:48 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 19, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump discussed the unreleased classified portion of the 9/11 report, which some have some speculated ties Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Trump argued for their release, adding “it’s sort of nice to know” who your friends and enemies are. “I think we should have seen it a long time ago,” Trump said. “And you know, I think I know what it’s going to say. It’s going to be very profound having to do with Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia’s role on the World Trade Center...
  • Donald Trump mistakenly refers to 9/11 as 7/11 in speech gaffe during Buffalo rally

    04/19/2016 4:45:26 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 86 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/19/16 | Alfred Ng
    7/11, 9/11, it’s all the same to Donald Trump. The billionaire — who never visited the Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum in lower Manhattan until months after his campaign kicked off —seemed to have briefly forgotten the date the terrorist attack happened. “I wrote this out, and it’s very close to my heart,” he said at the First Niagara Center on Monday night during the rally. “Because I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down. And I saw the greatest people I’ve...
  • Obama Administration Makes Stunning Admission: "Seed Money For Al Qaeda Came From Saudi Arabia"

    04/18/2016 5:00:30 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 151 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | April 18, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following a dramatic deterioration in official diplomatic channels between the US and Saudi Arabia when over the weekend the Saudis threatened the U.S. with dumping billions in Treasuries if Congress were to pass a bill probing into their alleged support of Sept 11 terrorists in the aftermath of last weekend's 60 Minutes report on the classified "28 pages" from the Septemeber 11 commission, moments ago the Obama administration made a stunning admission, when for the first time it revealed on the record that the Saudis were the original source of funding for Al Qaeda. As Politico reports, Obama's deputy national...
  • Obama Responds To Saudi Threat To Dump Treasuries If Its Role In Sept 11 Is Probed

    04/18/2016 12:56:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/18/16 | tyler durden
    This weekend's biggest, and most shocking story, was the report that in response to a proposed Congressional Bill that would allow a probe into the Saudi role behind the Sept 11 terrorist attack, Saudi Arabia had threatened the US with dumping its roughly $750 billion in Treasury holdings. What was curious about the story is that while Saudi Arabia implicitly admitted it had a role in the September 11, the Obama administration was actively doing everything in its power to prevent the Bill from passing, and thus to keep the truth under wraps, leading many to wonder if Obama was...
  • Guantanamo Bay one step nearer to closing as nine prisoners moved to Saudi Arabia

    04/17/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    Express-UK ^ | April 17, 2016 | Fraser Moore
    The notorious Guantanamo Bay came one step closer yesterday to shutting its doors after nine Yemeni prisoners were transferred to Saudi Arabia. The US-controlled prison camp on Cuban soil now has 80 detainees, with 26 expected to be released in the summer. The prisoners were unable to be sent back to their native Yemen due to a bloody civil war in the country. A Pentagon spokesperson said: "The United States is grateful to the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support ongoing US efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility."
  • Watch Stephanopoulos in disbelief when Hillary claims she’s ignorant about 9/11 legislation

    04/17/2016 8:01:51 PM PDT · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 17, 2016 | Michael Dorstewit
    Hillary Clinton claimed surprising ignorance of a bill she should be intimately acquainted with as a former secretary of state and New York senator. ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos brought up the legislation introduced by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, which would allow 9/11 victims to sue state sponsors of terror for the attack that took nearly 3,000 lives in 2001. "Your senior senator here in New York, Chuck Schumer has sponsored a bill backed by the 9/11 families that would give them the right to sue state sponsors of terror in federal court," he said Sunday on "This Week." "Now,...
  • Secret 28 pages of 9/11 report under new scrutiny

    04/17/2016 7:49:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 17 Apr 2016 | Kristin Donnelly
    When the president leaves for a trip to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday an unresolved issue will go with him: did the Saudis play some role in supporting the hijackers responsible for the attacks on September 11th? The question is being raised in the wake of a renewed push to declassify 28 pages of a 838-page congressional report on the worst terror attack on American soil. The so-called “28 pages” are locked away in a secure basement room at the Capitol and although they can be read by members of Congress, the pages remain classified. That the two of the hijackers...
  • Saudis threaten US economy if 9/11 truth is revealed

    04/17/2016 6:18:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/16/2016 | James Lewis
    Fox News and other sources have reported that Saudi Arabia just threatened the United States with economic retaliation if the truth is reported.  That truth is that the Saudi royals (and maybe others) were directly responsible for the biggest, most murderous attack on civilians on American soil.  Ever.  On par with Pearl Harbor.  We have all sensed that something was terribly wrong in the country.  Most people who paid attention understood that the Saudis (or some of them) were behind  9/11/01.  The mass terror attackers of 9/11/01 were all indoctrinated Wahhabi suicide fanatics.  Wahhabism is the official war theology of...