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  • 9/11 Plotter Released in Syria Prisoner Exchange

    03/11/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    AL-MONITOR.com ^ | Posted March 10, 2014 | Author John Rosenthal
    "9/11 plotter released in Syria prisoner exchange" SNIPPET: "The al-Qaeda recruiter reputed to have assembled the so-called Hamburg Cell, which planned and largely carried out the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, has been set free in a prisoner exchange between rebel and regime forces in Syria. Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham has secured the release of 9/11 plotter and alleged al-Qaeda core member Mohammed Haydar Zammar, adding to concerns about the composition of the Islamic Front. A naturalized German citizen of Syrian origin, Mohammed Haydar Zammar left Germany shortly after the attacks and traveled to Morocco, where he was reportedly...
  • FBI Report: Florida Family Had Ties to People Linked to 9/11 Attacks

    04/16/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers, BrowardBulldog.org
    A Saudi family who “fled” their Sarasota area home weeks before 9/11 had “many connections” to “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001,” according to newly released FBI records. One partially declassified document, marked “secret,” lists three of those individuals and ties them to the Venice, Fla., flight school where suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi trained. Accomplice Ziad Jarrah took flying lessons at another school a block away. Atta and al-Shehhi were at the controls of the jetliners that slammed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. Jarrah was the...
  • British man from Ga. flight lesson found ["a person of interest" - potential terrorist?]

    04/08/2005 4:43:41 PM PDT · by familyop · 3 replies · 466+ views
    WASHINGTON - A British man whose behavior raised suspicions at a flight school in Georgia has been located in England, an FBI official said Friday. Zayead Christopher Hajaig, 35, was taking lessons at the same airport in suburban Atlanta where two of the Sept. 11 hijackers briefly trained, the official said on condition of anonymity because the matter is still under investigation. The Atlanta Joint Terrorism Task Force issued a special bulletin to law enforcement and flight schools this week after it received reports from the school that Hajaig became hostile while trying to upgrade his pilot's license, according to...
  • Germany’s Imam Mamoun Darkazanli: Al-Qaeda's Alleged Financier and Logistician

    08/28/2010 12:52:03 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/2010 | Derek Henry Flood
    Police in Hamburg shut down the notorious al-Quds mosque, renamed the Taiba mosque in 2008, led by German-Syrian national and voluntary imam Mamoun Darkazanli. Darkazanli (a.k.a. Abu Ilyas al-Suri) has been a suspected al-Qaeda operative, primarily as a financier and logistician, in the European Union for close to two decades. Long active in al-Qaeda circles, Darkazanli first surfaced on the radar of Western intelligence agencies when he purportedly helped procure a cargo ship named “Jennifer” for Osama bin Laden as early as 1993 (Hamburger Abendblatt, October 16, 2004). Germany’s Bundeskriminalamt (BKA- Federal Criminal Police Office) admitted that it had been...
  • Rep. Weldon Eyeing Clinton White House in 9/11 Blunder

    08/11/2005 6:57:35 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 65 replies · 2,433+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | August 11, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Penn., is vowing to find out who in the Clinton administration ordered a group of military intelligence officers not to tell the FBI about critical information on two 9/11 hijackers that was obtained two years before they destroyed the World Trade Center. "What bothers me is two things," Weldon told WABC Radio's Mark Levin late Wednesday. "I'm told that that they couldn't share this information with the FBI? How far up the chain [of command] did it go? Did it go to the White House? And if so, who ordered it?" Asked about reports that restrictions on...
  • WAR ON TERROR: 9/11 COMMISSION MEMBERS WANT CLAIM ON ATTA PURSUED

    08/10/2005 2:26:47 PM PDT · by ElCapusto · 102 replies · 2,449+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 8/10/2005 | Kimberly Hefling
    War on Terror 9/11 commission members want claim on Atta pursued WASHINGTON – Members of the commission that uncovered the government's failures to share intelligence among agencies before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks want to know whether U.S. defense intelligence officials knew for more than a year that four of the hijackers were part of an al-Qaeda cell but failed to tell law enforcement. Lee Hamilton, co-chairman of the now-disbanded commission, said Tuesday that members of the Sept. 11 commission could issue a statement by the end of the week after reviewing claims that defense intelligence officials had identified ringleader...
  • Congressman: U.S. Intel Knew 9/11 Plotters

    08/09/2005 10:01:06 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 14 replies · 1,010+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 9, 2005 | Kimberly Hefling
    ...Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa. and vice chairman of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security committees, said Tuesday the men were identified in 1999 by a classified military intelligence unit known as "Able Danger." If true, that's an earlier link to al-Qaida than any previously disclosed intelligence about Atta. Sept. 11 commission co-chairman Lee Hamilton said Tuesday that Weldon's information, which the congressman said came from multiple intelligence sources, warrants a review. He said he hoped the panel could issue a statement on its findings by the end of the week...
  • Terrorist involved in Madrid and 9/11 bombings released by German court

    07/18/2005 8:54:46 AM PDT · by Stultis · 99 replies · 4,089+ views
    Terrorist involved in Madrid and 9/11 bombings released by German court July 18, 2005 German-Syrian Mamoun Darkazanli Germany says terror arrest illegalMIM: If the Germans don't want to hand over one of their citizens, why don't they start proceedings to strip him of his citizenship instead of releasing him to continue his terrorist activity with the use of a German passport?http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/07/18/germany.extradite/BERLIN, Germany -- Germany's high court has ordered the release of a Syrian-born German man whom Spain wanted extradited in connection with the 2003 Madrid bombings.The Federal Constitutional Court ruled Monday it would be illegal to extradite Mamoun Darkazanli, a...
  • Moroccan preacher linked to attacks - met with 9/11 pilots, influence in other bombings

    07/06/2005 1:44:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies · 311+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 6, 2005 | TERRY MCDERMOTT
    TANGIER, MOROCCO - A Moroccan preacher imprisoned here for inspiring deadly bombings in Casablanca and implicated in the Madrid, Spain, train bombings last year also had significant contact in Hamburg with leaders of the Sept. 11 attacks, say members of a Muslim congregation in Germany. Mohammed Fizazi frequently gave sermons at Hamburg's Al Quds mosque while three of the hijack pilots were living in the city, attending Al Quds and becoming more deeply involved in radical Islam. Fizazi initiated several private meetings with the future pilots, says Fath Franzmathes, a member of the Al Quds congregation who later assisted German...
  • 2 MORE SEPT. 11 HIJACKERS TIED TO IRAQ

    11/12/2001 12:34:25 AM PST · by kattracks · 48 replies · 511+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/12/01 | WILLIAM NEUMAN
    <p>November 12, 2001 -- The CIA has evidence that two more hijackers, besides terror leader Mohamed Atta, met with Iraqi intelligence officials earlier this year - bolstering arguments for a Baghdad role in the attacks, it was reported yesterday.</p> <p>The two other skyjackers were Atta's friends and co-conspirators, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Samir Jarrah, who were believed to have been at the controls of two of the pirated jets on Sept. 11.</p>
  • Jayna Davis Dissects Berg-Moussaoui Links

    05/19/2004 8:40:48 AM PDT · by Maria S · 19 replies · 494+ views
    Was executed American contractor Nicholas Berg's decision to share his computer password with alleged "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui during a 1999 encounter in Norman, Okla., just a coincidence, as Attorney General John Ashcroft assured the nation last week? Or was there more to this bizarre development than meets the eye? Oklahoma City bombing investigator, former NBC reporter Jayna Davis, has been exploring some of the more troubling aspects of the Berg-Moussaoui meeting, especially in light of the role the city of Norman played in events leading up to 9/11. First, says Davis, the official story which had Berg, then a...
  • U.S. Pledges to Share Evidence as 9/11 Retrial Begins in Germany

    08/10/2004 3:07:48 PM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 588+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 10, 2004 | MARK LANDLER
    HAMBURG, Germany, Aug. 10 — A German court today began a retrial of Mounir el-Motassadeq, the only person convicted of involvement in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, with the disclosure that the United States will for the first time share evidence about the plot. Mr. Motassadeq's conviction was thrown out in March by an appeals court, which said that critical evidence had been withheld by American authorities. After having been sentenced to 15 years in prison, Mr. Motassadeq was freed in April. The decision by the United States to offer limited cooperation to the Germans introduces a combustible element to...
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • Pilot subject of terror alert - Man, who trained at Briscoe Field, found in Britain

    04/09/2005 3:45:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 1,212+ views
    A man trained as a pilot at a Lawrenceville airport three years ago raised an international terror alert this week. He was found in Britain on Friday, the FBI said. Zayead Christopher Hajaig, a 35-year-old British national, "remains a person of interest" although he has been located, said Steve Emmett, an FBI spokesman in Atlanta. FBI officials released little information about Hajaig on Friday. They would not say whether he had been detained or how he had been located. Earlier this week, authorities issued a "special alert bulletin" warning airports about Hajaig, who took flight lessons at Astron Enterprises at...
  • Witness recalls suicide pilot threat at 9/11 trial

    11/11/2004 6:54:45 AM PST · by Ginifer · 611+ views
    Expatica (Germany) ^ | 10 November 2004 | SA
    HAMBURG - One of the 11 September 2001 suicide pilots, Marwan al-Shehhi, spoke in mid-1999 of causing "thousands of deaths" in the United States, a former librarian said on Wednesday at the Hamburg re-trial of a Morroccan student convicted for his part in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the US. Mounir al-Motassadeq was jailed for 15 years for assisting 3,000 murders and being a member of a terrorist group, but appeal judges ordered a re-trial. The ex-librarian, whose name was withheld in accordance with German court reporting practice, told the court that she thought he mentioned the World Trade Center...
  • 9/11 Mastermind & 2 Hijackers Stayed in Jacksonville

    11/11/2004 2:17:33 PM PST · by tutstar · 56 replies · 4,534+ views
    Ziad Jarrah,Mohammed Atta,& Marwan Alshehhi stayed in Jacksonville. Channel 12 has done a great job of investigative reporting with this. Sen Nelson says that the 9/11 commission knew nothing of this. You'll have to read the article, there is a video as well.
  • Two of the 9/11 Hijackers Met Iraqis in the UAE

    Two of the hijackers, Marwan Al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah, had met Mukhabarat officers in the months before 9-11 in the United Arab Emirates. This provides another stunning indictment of Saddam Hussein and his Regime. How could one not conclude that Iraq had complicity in the 9/11 Attack given this information? According to U.S. and foreign intelligence officials, in the spring of 2000, Iraqi Intelligegence agents met with September 11th pilot hijackers Zaid Samir Jarrah and Marwin Al-Shehhi in Dubai, UAE in order to advance the hijacking of U.S. aircraft to commit terrorist acts. Not long after the meeting, Al-shehhi entered...
  • Germany Moves to Deport Sept. 11 Suspects

    07/13/2004 6:54:20 AM PDT · by TexKat · 3 replies · 466+ views
    AP ^ | 7/13/04 | DAVID RISING
    BERLIN - Two suspects in the Sept. 11 attacks will be deported to their native Morocco, authorities said Tuesday, including one who is awaiting a new trial after being sentenced to 15 years for helping the al-Qaida suicide pilots. Both Abdelghani Mzoudi and Mounir el Motassadeq were served with the notice Monday, said ministry spokesman Marco Haase, the first step in what is expected to be a lengthy process that will take place only after all the appeals in their cases go through. Mzoudi, 31, was acquitted in February on more than 3,000 counts of accessory to murder and membership...
  • Outside View: FBI Behind the Anthrax Curve

    03/16/2004 6:32:36 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 4 replies · 386+ views
    Insight ^ | 3-15-2004 | Lawrence Sellin
    Outside View: FBI Behind the Anthrax Curve Posted March 15, 2004 By Lawrence Sellin On Feb. 23, the Washington Times reported the FBI official in charge of the probe into the 2001 anthrax mailings said the investigation still has top priority among the bureau's unsolved cases but acknowledged the anthrax sender may never be caught. "Despite our very, very, very best efforts, we still might not be able to bring it home," said Assistant Director Michael A. Mason, who heads the FBI's Washington field office investigating the case. This is in stark contrast to the Nov. 17, 2001 comments of...
  • 9/11 Panel Probing 1999 Tip on Hijacker

    02/24/2004 8:48:44 AM PST · by finnman69 · 6 replies · 150+ views
    FOX news ^ | 2/24/04 | Peter Brownfeld
    <p>WASHINGTON — More than two years before the Sept. 11, 2001 (search) attacks on American, U.S. intelligence officials reportedly had the first name and phone number of one of the hijackers who succeeded in destroying the World Trade Center.</p> <p>CIA Director George Tenet (search) and FBI Director Robert Mueller (search) are likely to be asked about the information when they testify Tuesday morning before the Senate Intelligence Committee.</p>
  • CIA BLEW 9/11 TIP IN 1999

    02/24/2004 12:57:46 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 181+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/24/04 | AP
    <p>February 24, 2004 -- WASHINGTON - The federal commission reviewing the Sept. 11 attacks is examining whether the United States failed to aggressively track one of the hijackers after obtaining his first name and phone number more than two years before the attacks.</p>
  • More details emerge on reports of terrorist activity before 9-11 attacks... [Story is up]

    02/23/2004 4:58:38 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 81 replies · 290+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 2-23-04
    <p>C.I.A. Was Given Data on Hijacker Long Before 9/11 By JAMES RISEN and ERIC LICHTBLAU WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 — American investigators were given the first name and telephone number of one of the Sept. 11 hijackers two and a half years before the attacks on New York and Washington, but the United States appears to have failed to pursue the lead aggressively, American and German officials say.</p>
  • 9/11 suspect still seen guilty

    01/08/2004 9:42:32 AM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 182+ views
    News24 ^ | January 08 2004
    Hamburg - Prosecutors in the trial of a Moroccan accused of helping the September 11 suicide hijackers said on Thursday they still believe he is guilty despite a statement presented in court last month that would exclude him from the plot if true. Prosecutors cast doubt on the value of the statement as they began closing arguments in the trial of Abdelghani Mzoudi, charged with 3.066 counts of accessory to murder and membership in a terrorist organisation. "I and my colleagues are still convinced that the defendant is guilty," chief prosecutor Walter Hemberger told the Hamburg state court. He was...
  • Newsweek's "Case"-Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball get the Osama-Saddam memo wrong.

    11/20/2003 11:19:56 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 12 replies · 502+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov. 20, 2003 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A NEWSWEEK article by investigative reporters Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball about the memo linking Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein dismisses a recent WEEKLY STANDARD report as "hype" and concludes, the "tangled tale of the memo suggests that the case of whether there has been Iraqi-al Qaeda complicity is far from closed." While it's refreshing to see the establishment media pick up the story, the Newsweek article is less than authoritative. The authors write: "The Pentagon memo pointedly omits any reference to the interrogations of a host of other high-level al Qaeda and Iraqi detainees--including such notables as Khalid...
  • The Memo and the Link Between Saddam and Osama-What if Saddam was involved in 9-11?

    11/17/2003 5:04:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 63 replies · 872+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 17, 2003 | Lowell Ponte
    The Memo and the Link Between Saddam and OsamaBy Lowell PonteFrontPageMagazine.com | November 17, 2003 "OSAMA BIN LADEN AND SADDAM HUSSEIN had an operational relationship from the early 1990s to 2003,” reports the November 24 issue of The Weekly Standard, “that involved training in explosives and weapons of mass destruction, logistical support for terrorist attacks, al Qaeda training camps and safe haven in Iraq, and Iraqi financial support for al Qaeda – perhaps even for Mohamed Atta – according to a top secret U.S. Government memorandum….” This 16-page memo, dated last October 27, was sent from Undersecretary of Defense...
  • Hijackers' final days: From poetry to the prosaic

    09/07/2002 11:48:13 PM PDT · by Bobby777 · 5 replies · 312+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | September 7, 2002 Posted: 11:31 PM EDT (0331 GMT) | From Susan Candiotti
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Just before boarding one of the planes that was flown into the World Trade Center, September 11 hijacker Waleed Alshehri left behind a poem.</p> <p>Discovered by investigators in his rental car at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, the poem speaks of traveling into the "face of death with our heads held high."</p>
  • Video shows 9/11 hijackers and plotters

    05/07/2003 10:13:03 PM PDT · by yonif · 7 replies · 373+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May. 8, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A wedding video shot in a Hamburg mosque has been broadcast for the first time and shows grainy scenes of Sept. 11 al-Qaida suicide pilots celebrating with other alleged plotters, possibly including suspects still not formally identified. The video of the October 1999 wedding of Said Bahaji being celebrated in a large room at the al Quds mosque suspected as a recruiting center for al-Qaida operatives has been in the hands of investigators since shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington. In the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks, the Bahaji wedding video provided investigators critical...
  • econd World Trade Centre suicide pilot was also in Madrid and saw Atta

    02/09/2002 11:12:21 PM PST · by Wallaby · 23 replies · 275+ views
    La Vanguardia | 1 February 2002 | Fernando Ga
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. Spain: Two 11 September suicide pilots met in Madrid in July 2001 La Vanguardia web site, Barcelona, in Spanish 1 Feb 02 BBC Monitoring Europe - Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring February 1, 2002, Friday E xcerpt from report by Fernando Garcia, "Second World Trade Centre suicide pilot was also in Madrid and saw Atta", published by the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia web site on 1 February Madrid: Mohamed Atta, the pilot of the first of the aircraft crashed into the World ...
  • Hijackers Went to Flight School Without Visas- INS

    03/19/2002 12:27:45 PM PST · by kattracks · 33 replies · 247+ views
    3/19/02 | Deborah Zabarenko
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Sept. 11 hijackers studied at a Florida flight school long before their student visas were approved, the head of the U.S. immigration service said on Tuesday, in an admission of problems at the agency.James Ziglar, commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, told reporters, "I would have to say it is an understatement that INS's procedures ... were clearly not the most efficient and certainly not the most logical."Ziglar has been under fire since last week, when the INS informed the flight school the student visas had finally been approved. But he added in a...
  • FBI reform should include revisiting Oklahoma City bombing

    09/01/2002 8:21:52 AM PDT · by Jean S · 24 replies · 879+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 9/1/02 | Dateline D.C.
    <p>WASHINGTON — Keeping up with the latest around town is usually easy enough. Lately, however, several topics have been abuzz, and we find our attention drawn every which way.</p> <p>With the first anniversary of Sept. 11 almost upon us, terrorism remains the prime topic, particularly among radio talk shows and in e-mails. Washington is a virtual fortress; the vice president's home on Massachusetts Avenue is off limits to most of us; and Crawford, Texas, has doubled its population with U.S. Secret Service agents — none of which raises our eyebrows.</p>
  • Moroccan faces 3,116 charges over deaths (SEPTEMBER 11th CHARGES ALERT)

    08/29/2002 10:20:54 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 5 replies · 298+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 30, 2002 | Hannah Cleaver
    A Moroccan has been charged with more than 3,000 counts of accessory to murder in connection with the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, the German authorities said yesterday. Mounir El Motassadeq was accused of membership of a terrorist organisation and being an accessory to murder in 3,116 cases, Kay Nehm, the chief federal prosecutor said. Mr Nehm said El Motassadeq, 28, was an integral member of a terrorist cell in Hamburg which included three of the four suicide pilots, Mohammed Ata, Marwan Al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah. He is alleged to have acted as logistics and finance manager...
  • Germans Lay Out Early Qaeda Ties to 9/11 Hijackers

    08/24/2002 2:04:38 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 449+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2002 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ and DESMOND BUTLER
    German investigators say they have evidence that Mohamed Atta, the suspected ringleader of the Sept. 11 attacks, and two accomplices trained at Qaeda camps in Afghanistan from late 1999 to early 2000. They have also established a clear link between Al Qaeda and a recent attack on a Tunisian synagogue, a top official said. The timing of the Afghanistan training, outlined yesterday by a senior investigator, provides the strongest evidence so far that plans for the attacks on the United States were worked out there. Less than six months after leaving Afghanistan, Mr. Atta and the other two men...
  • Germany seeks terror suspect

    10/19/2001 10:26:57 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 238+ views
    CNN ^ | Saturday, October 20, 2001
    <p>BERLIN, Germany (CNN) --German authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a 24-year-old Moroccan, accusing him of founding a terrorist group and mass murder in connection with the September 11 attacks.</p> <p>The German federal prosecutor said Zakariya Essabar was suspected of working with some of the hijackers of the airliners in founding a terrorist group.</p>
  • Report: Suspect's Passport Found [Mohammed Haydar Zammar's German Passport in Atef's home]

    08/17/2002 2:11:56 PM PDT · by Wallaby · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Associated Press Online | August 17, 2002
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. Report: Suspect's Passport Found Associated Press Online INTERNATIONAL NEWS August 17, 2002 Saturday 11:59 AM Eastern Time BERLIN The passport of a Syrian-born man suspected of recruiting some of the Hamburg-based Sept. 11 hijackers was found at the house of a top al-Qaida official in Afghanistan, according to a report Saturday. Zammar was in Hamburg with hijackers Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah. The German passport of Mohammed Haydar Zammar was found in the ruins of the home of Mohammed Atef, bin...
  • The I-40 connection between Zacarias Moussaoui and Mohamed Atta

    07/28/2002 11:19:07 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 882+ views
    L.A. Weekly via WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Monday, July 29, 2002 | by Jim Crogan
    WHAT HAPPENED AT THE NONDESCRIPT ROADSIDE motel outside Oklahoma City was just a fleeting encounter during the twisted cross-country odyssey of the terrorists who would carry out the September 11 attacks. Mohamed Atta, alleged leader of the plot, and two companions wanted to rent a room, but couldn't get the deal they wanted, so they left. It was an incident of no particular importance, except for one thing. The owner of the motel remembers Atta being in the company of Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called "20th hijacker," who was arrested prior to September 11 and now faces conspiracy charges in connection...
  • Why Didn't We Hear About This Sooner? Wall St. Journal Picks Up Crogan's Story on OKC/911 Link

    07/31/2002 9:04:43 PM PDT · by glorygirl · 69 replies · 2,118+ views
    <p>The motel owner said that Moussaoui and a man who appeared to be Marwan al-Shehhi --who helped crash a jetliner into the south tower of the World Trade Center--were friendly and said a few things, but Atta was clearly the leader. "He did most of the talking and seemed very serious," said the owner, adding, "I was standing face to face, about two feet away from Atta, and talked to the three of them for about 10 minutes. . . .</p>
  • The OKC-911 connection, again: Joseph Farah details evidence linking terror incidents, perps

    07/30/2002 12:04:46 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 38 replies · 1,029+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, July 30, 2002 | Joseph Farah
    For more than 10 months, I have been wondering out loud if the FBI and other federal authorities would take a new look at the broader conspiracy of the Oklahoma City federal building bombing following the events of Sept. 11. For several years before Sept. 11, 2001, I have been pointing out the many holes in the government's cover story about the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building, hoping against hope that those problems might be corrected so that we, as a nation, might not be caught off-guard by Islamic terrorism. Now it appears the government is ignoring...
  • FBI looking into report that suspected hijacker scouted Tennessee chemical plant

    10/18/2001 10:58:22 PM PDT · by CommiesOut · 11 replies · 343+ views
    <p>COPPERHILL, Tenn. (AP) -- Months before terrorists attacked America, two Middle Eastern men landed a small plane at an airstrip in the Appalachian foothills after getting a look at a nearby river and a huge chemical plant.</p> <p>Danny Whitener, a 48-year-old junk car dealer who was alone tending his plane when the strangers arrived, is convinced one of the men was Mohamed Atta, whom authorities believe was the ringleader of the Sept. 11 suicide hijackings.</p>
  • 2 [3] MORE SEPT. 11 HIJACKERS TIED TO IRAQ (Powell, EU, China Try to Stop Action Against Sadam)

    12/10/2001 1:08:30 PM PST · by OKCSubmariner · 45 replies · 774+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 12, 2001 | WILLIAM NEUMAN
    <p>November 12, 2001 -- The CIA has evidence that two more hijackers, besides terror leader Mohamed Atta, met with Iraqi intelligence officials earlier this year - bolstering arguments for a Baghdad role in the attacks, it was reported yesterday.</p> <p>The two other skyjackers were Atta's friends and co-conspirators, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Samir Jarrah, who were believed to have been at the controls of two of the pirated jets on Sept. 11.</p>