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  • Political Correctness Kills

    03/04/2016 5:27:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies ^ | March 4, 2016 | William Kilpatrick
    got an instant chill when I looked at him. I got this grip in my stomach and then, of course, I gave myself a political correct slap…I thought, “My God, Michael, these are just a couple of Arab businessmen.” That was ticket agent Michael Tuohey’s recollection of his encounter with Mohammed Atta at the check-in desk of U.S. Airways in Portland on the morning of September 11, 2001. For Tuohey, the fear of being politically incorrect was greater than his instinctive fear. Better to take the remote risk of a terrorist act than the more immediate risk of being thought...
  • Iraqi intelligence agent denies he met 9/11 leader

    12/13/2003 8:39:33 PM PST · by witnesstothefall · 5 replies · 193+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Sunday, Dec 14, 2003
    A former Iraqi intelligence officer who was said to have met with the suspected leader of the Sept. 11 attacks has told US interrogators the meeting never happened, according to US officials familiar with classified intelligence reports on the matter. Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani, the former intelligence officer, was taken into custody by the US in July. Under questioning he has said that he did not meet with Mohamed Atta in Prague in the Czech Republic, according to the officials, who have reviewed classified debriefing reports based on the interrogations. US officials caution that Ani may have been lying...
  • Hijacker "Given Anthrax Flask By Iraqi Agent"

    10/27/2001 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Fulbright · 30 replies · 821+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/27/01 | Daniel McGrory
    INTELLIGENCE agents from Prague to Swansea are uncovering a trail of clues that point to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq having a hand in al-Qaeda’s terrorist missions. Iraqi ministers have spent the week protesting Baghdad’s innocence to the United Nations, but will not say why some of its diplomats who met Mohammed Atta, one of the suspected September 11 hijackers, disappeared from their European posts after that date. Nor will Baghdad explain why Saddam’s agents were spotted at various times this year with Atta in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Many in the Pentagon are sure Saddam ...
  • London-based oil executive linked to 9/11 hijackers(saudi Aramco)

    02/20/2012 8:25:15 AM PST · by bayouranger · 33 replies · 2+ views ^ | 18FEB12 | Anthony Summers, Neil Tweedie and Dan Christensen in Miami
    A Saudi Arabian accused of associating with several of the September 11 hijackers and who disappeared from his home in the United States a few weeks before the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, is in London working for his country’s state oil company. Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife Anoud left three cars at their luxurious home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida — one of them new — and flew to Saudi Arabia in August 2001. The refrigerator was full of food; furniture and clothing were left behind; and the swimming pool water was still...
  • Guantanamo Prisoner Diary: ‘We’re Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex’ (barf)

    01/20/2015 10:04:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 20, 2015 – 02:55 PM | Britta Sandberg
    Mauritanian national Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been held at Guantanamo for 12 years now without trial and despite a dearth of evidence. A diary he kept of his torture is now being published around the world. […] He was accused of having been acquainted with the perpetrators of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and of having provided them with support and sending them to Afghanistan to receive training. He has also been accused of involvement in the Millennium Plot, the foiled terrorist attack targeting the Los Angeles International Airport. At least that’s the claim made by Ahmed Ressam, the...
  • Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 10x the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents Combined

    10/18/2014 7:03:18 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    Ben Swann ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Rachel Blevins
    James Risen, an Investigative Journalist, and veteran New York Times Reporter, is now another name on the list of Journalists being prosecuted by the Obama Administration. Risen, whose reporting on warrantless wiretapping was published in 2006, is now facing jail time for the same material that earned him a Pulitzer Prize. According to Democracy Now, Risen’s original story was supposed to be published in the New York Times prior to the Presidential election in 2004. However, the report was not published until 2006, because Risen was under “government pressure,” due to the fact that his article could have had an...
  • Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda

    11/12/2004 11:09:57 AM PST · by Peach · 50 replies · 4,315+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2004 | Christopher S. Carson
    Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda By Christopher S. Carson | November 15, 2004 The Report of the 9/11 Commission has been digested, and the news media outlets have seized upon it as confirmation of their view that al Qaeda is a kind of purely stateless entity that never had "operational links" with rogue states like Iraq. Somehow, goes the thrust of the Report, Osama bin Laden was for years able to finance, train and supply an international terrorist corporation that had ongoing jihad operations in fifty countries - by himself, on no more than a $30 million personal...
  • ALAS, BABYLON, Post your "post-attack" conditions of YOUR CITY here. Thread 01

    09/11/2001 12:33:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 131 replies · 1,553+ views
    Post your conditions or noticable behavior of your city officials here. Little Rock-
  • 9/11 Plotter Released in Syria Prisoner Exchange

    03/11/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies ^ | 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...
  • Mystery of Longboat Key - Bush, Atta visit same Florida Island resort before September 11

    08/02/2002 8:17:14 AM PDT · by swarthyguy · 86 replies · 1,148+ views
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  • 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,
    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...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • Anthrax lawsuit against the federal government gets a boost from DOJ gross incompetence

    09/09/2011 11:22:20 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 10 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | September 9, 2011 | Corky Boyd
    There are times when government agencies exhibit sheer idiocy and ineptness. That happened this summer when Justice filed papers that, if true, undermines the entire FBI case against Fort Detrick scientist Bruce Ivins in order to win a lawsuit brought by the family of Bob Stevens, the first anthrax victim following 9/11. Bob Stephens was the photo editor of The Sun, a subsidiary of American Media (AMI) located in Boca Raton, Florida. He died after inhaling spores from a letter mailed to AMI containing powdered anthrax. The family is suing the government claiming negligence in the way anthrax was handled...
  • The "moderate" fascists: 'Muslim Brotherhood'

    01/31/2011 11:06:39 AM PST · by Righting · 14 replies
    The "moderate" fascist 'Muslim Brotherhood' (a) The 'core' of today's violent Islamic fundamentalism *. (b) Inspired by (European) Fascism *. (c) Hitler admirer * - Distributor of Mein Kampf in Arabic *. (d) Anti-Christian agitator in Egypt *. The 9/11 attack - connection *. FundamentalismIn 1928, Hassan al-Banna founded the Muslim Brotherhood, a rigidly conservative and highly secretive Egyptian-based organization dedicated to resurrecting a Muslim empire. According to al-Banna, "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." Al-Banna also...
  • Ex-CIA officer charged with giving reporter secrets

    01/06/2011 3:57:16 PM PST · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    A former CIA officer was arrested on Thursday on charges of illegally disclosing national defense information about Iran to a New York Times reporter who wrote a book. The U.S. Justice Department said Jeffrey Sterling, 43, was charged with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawfully keeping national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstructing justice.
  • 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...
  • (vanity) Where was Muslim outrage when Mohammed Atta tried to burn a Koran?

    09/09/2010 2:41:33 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 16 replies · 1+ views
    FR | September 9, 2010 | Choose Ye This Day
    Muslims are outraged and incensed over the nutjob pastor threatening to burn a Koran. "It's a Holy book," they say. "It's sacred," they say. "Destroying it is like trying to destroy Allah." Why were these same Muslims NOT enraged nine years ago, when 9/11 terrorist ringleader Mohammed Atta tried to do the same thing? Atta had a Koran in his luggage, which he tried to carry on the plane with him in Portland. The airline wouldn't let him, and his bags missed the flight. Atta KNEW that if he were successful in his suicide mission, then his Holy Koran--the sacred...
  • Germany: Man Who Knew 9/11 Hijacker Blasts Bush

    06/21/2002 6:18:59 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 239+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 21 2002 | AP
    BERLIN- A Syrian-born businessman who knew Sept. 11 ringleader Mohamed Atta and has been accused of operating an al-Qaida front lashed out at President Bush on Thursday and denied any connection to terrorism. Mamoun Darkazanli, described by the FBI as a well-connected agent of Osama bin Laden, was questioned by German police shortly after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. But he was freed for lack of evidence and continues to live in Hamburg, Germany, where Atta and two other hijackers had lived. Speaking to The Associated Press in a telephone interview, Darkazanli bristled when...
  • 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...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
  • US officials: Al-Qaida operative tied to NY plot

    07/01/2010 3:50:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 57 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) via ^ | June 30, 2010, 4:48 pm | Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo
    SNIPPET: "U.S. counterterrorism officials have linked one of the nation's most wanted terrorists to last year's thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system, authorities said Wednesday. Current and former counterterrorism officials said top al-Qaida operative Adnan Shukrijumah met with one of the would-be suicide bombers in a plot that Attorney General Eric Holder called one of the most dangerous since the 9/11 terror attacks."
  • Landlord to demolish terrorists' former apartment

    02/01/2010 5:49:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies · 250+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | February 1, 2010 | Robert Nolin
    The whiff of evil still lingers in a nondescript apartment off Hollywood's Young Circle. There, a second-floor walk-up in a doomed and crumbling building, is where terrorists Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi briefly shared lodgings before their Sept. 11, 2001, odyssey of destruction. Now, the building at 1818 Jackson St. is facing the wrecking ball. Hollywood's unhappy connection to the nation's worst terrorist attack soon will be transformed into a parking lot and pool. "I feel like no one will be upset about that, considering who used to be a tenant there," says Bryan Grosman, the investor who recently bought...
  • Mohammed Atta & his federal loan officer (A reminder that some people learned nothing from 9/11)

    11/10/2009 7:17:04 AM PST · by beaversmom · 30 replies · 1,743+ views
    National Post via Free Republic ^ | June 10, 2002 | Mark Steyn
    Mohammed Atta and his federal loan officer No matter how dumb he was, officialdom was always dumber When last in this space, 10 days ago, I was writing about whether political correctness kills. This was apropos the 9/11 nutters: "Everything they did stuck out. But it didn't matter. Because the more they stuck out, the more everyone who mattered was trained to look the other way." I didn't know the half of it. The other day, Johnelle Bryant, an official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, gave an interview to ABC News in which she revealed that Mohammed Atta and...
  • Pakistan Finds Passport of Alleged 9/11 Operative

    10/29/2009 10:02:26 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 5 replies · 644+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | ZAHID HUSSAIN
    SHAWANGAI, Pakistan -- An alleged member of the Hamburg, Germany, terror cell linked to the Sept. 11 attacks is believed to be among al Qaeda leaders helping the Taliban fight Pakistani forces in South Waziristan, Pakistani authorities said Thursday. A German passport belonging to Said Bahaji, a close associate of Sept. 11 lead hijacker Mohammed Atta in the 2001 attacks, was among documents recovered this week by Pakistani troops from an abandoned militant compound in Shawangai. The mountain village in South Waziristan was used as an al Qaeda and Taliban command base until as recently as this week, a military...
  • JihadTube Video: Hey, Let's Imitate "'The Heroes' of 9/11" Like Mohammad Atta

    09/12/2009 9:18:51 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 686+ views
    JAWA REPORT ^ | September 11, 2009 | Posted by Rusty
    SNIPPET: "Whatever the number is, at some point you must assume that the people admitting online that they wish to emulate the 9/11 conspirators represent a larger pool of people who not only wish this, but who are at some stage of the process leading to "martyrdom". I'm not saying Google's lax policies in policing this kind of file filth will lead directly to another 9/11 style attack. But it is clear that one of the common denominators between all -- and I mean all -- homegrown jihadis is that they like to spend their free time watching these types...
  • FBI Informant Says Agents Missed Chance to Stop 9/11 Ringleader Mohammed Atta (Video)

    09/11/2009 9:54:35 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 21 replies · 1,809+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 9-10-09 | Brian Ross, Vic Walter
    On the eve of the eight year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, an FBI informant who infiltrated alleged terrorist cells in the U.S. tells ABC News the FBI missed a chance to stop the al Qaeda plot because they focused more on undercover stings than on the man who would later become known as 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta. Brian Ross reports on the undercover agent in al Qaeda. In an exclusive interview to be broadcast tonight on ABC World News with Charles Gibson and Nightline, former undercover operative Elie Assaad says he spotted and became suspicious of Atta in early...
  • The Architect of 9/11 (M. Atta's master's thesis in urban planning)

    09/08/2009 7:02:07 PM PDT · by paudio · 4 replies · 701+ views
    Slate ^ | Sept. 8, 2009 | Daniel Brook
    The subject of the thesis is a section of Aleppo, Syria's second city. Atta describes decades of meddling by Western urban planners, who rammed highways through the neighborhood's historic urban fabric and replaced many of its once ubiquitous courtyard houses with modernist high-rises. Atta calls for rebuilding the area along traditional lines, all tiny shops and odd-angled cul-de-sacs. The highways and high-rises are to be removed—in the meticulous color-coded maps, they are all slated for demolition. Traditional courtyard homes and market stalls are to be rebuilt. For Atta, the rebuilding of Aleppo's traditional cityscape was part of a larger project...

    03/13/2009 7:51:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 1,793+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 13, 2009 | Adam Brodsky
    IT sounds like parody, but it's not: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week an nounced a four-year program of US scholarships and "opportunity grants" for "disadvantaged young Palestinians" to attend universities. What next? Mortgage-refinancing seminars for Somali warlords? Universal health-care for at-risk children of homeless (caveless?) al Qaeda refugees?
  • FBI says Idaho graduate student tried gaining access to lab with radioactive material

    12/07/2003 7:51:57 PM PST · by witnesstothefall · 52 replies · 1,109+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 07, 2003
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- A University of Idaho graduate student who is under investigation for suspected terrorism ties obtained unauthorized access to a campus lab containing radioactive material, court documents allege. Sami Omar Al-Hussayen, a Saudi national working on his computer science doctoral degree, quietly moved his student office from the Computer Science Department into the school's engineering isotope lab, apparently without his adviser's knowledge, according to the documents. "The investigation of Sami Al-Hussayen has, from its outset, been focused on suspected material support to terrorism, particularly to Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network," FBI agent Michael Gnecknow said in the...
  • Would Democrats Waterboard Atta?

    12/12/2007 4:42:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies · 404+ views
    IBD ^ | December 12, 2007
    War On Terror: The question above, assuming we had 9/11 mastermind Mohammed Atta in custody on 9/10, is what those grilling the director of the CIA on interrogation techniques ought to be required to answer.One of the ironies of the Senate inquiry into the destruction of the CIA tapes showing the waterboarding of captured jihadists is that the point is essentially moot. Thanks to the enhanced scrutiny of enhanced interrogation techniques, those who'd kill us all know first of all that nobody has died from waterboarding or ever will. And it's unlikely to ever be used again. Democrats have created...
  • German terror suspect 'met 9/11 hijacker' (German convert to islam)

    09/08/2007 10:26:37 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 846+ views
    Times Online ^ | September 08 2007 | Roger Boyes
    The prime suspect in the alleged German terror plot to blow up hundreds of people may have had contact with Mohammed Atta, the suicide pilot who smashed a hijacked plane into the Twin Towers. German police reports are vague about the encounter, but it has helped investigators to trace Fritz Gelowicz’s path from average Bavarian schoolboy to Islamic radical. His case has also highlighted the curious and sinister role of Neu-Ulm — a small township in the Roman Catholic heart of southern Germany — as a cradle of Islamic extremism. The connection between Gelowicz, 28, who was arrested this week,...
  • VIDEO : Iraq linked with 9/11 and the anthrax attacks

    05/09/2007 11:45:04 AM PDT · by drzz · 43 replies · 2,717+ views
    Video ^ | 05/09/07 | drzz
    the 9/11 plot with testimonies of experts and pictures of the terrorists. How they looked like Westerners (watch their original clothes) and worked with Iraq to do 9/11. How they were trained in Salman Pak, Iraq. And how Ahmed Al Haznawi was treated in Holy Cross Hospital in June 2001 for sknin infection by anthrax. The first anthrax attacks happened in September 18 2001, with a letter which stated: "Death to America, Allah is great." Experts link Iraq before both 9/11 and the anthrax attacks which remained unsolved. Watch the video. The enemy is stronger than we thought.

    10/17/2006 2:49:32 PM PDT · by Mia T · 23 replies · 1,980+ views, | 9.28.06, 8.11.05 | Jack Cashill, Curt Weldon
    THE CLINTONS TARGET CURT WELDONPUT SELF-INTEREST ABOVE NATIONAL INTEREST... AGAIN Clinton targets Weldon in Fox tirade Posted: September 28, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Jack Cashill   Last week, I wrote on these pages that the Clinton shadow government, or CSG, has set its sights on Curt Weldon, a veteran Republican congressman from Pennsylvania's Democrat-leaning 7th District. I mentioned Sandy Berger's role in launching the campaign of his opponent, Joe Sestak, as well as the active financial support of Sestak by people like Madeleine Albright, Anthony Lake, John Deutch and Richard Clarke. On Sunday, during former president Bill Clinton's...
  • Agents raid homes of Rep. Curt Weldon’s daughter, close friend

    10/16/2006 10:17:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 145 replies · 6,376+ views
    Agents raid homes of Rep. Curt Weldon’s daughter, close friend By John Shiffman, Mitch Lipka and Patrick Kerkstra INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Federal agents raided the home of the daughter of U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R., Pa.) and his longtime friend Charlie Sexton this morning. The agents departed Karen Weldon's three-story brick home on Queen Street in Philadelphia with arms loaded with boxes. A government car pulled into the alley to the back door of the house and loaded boxes into it. Three agents standing in an alley declined to identify themselves. "I can confirm that we conducted a number of...
  • Weldon faces probe on daughter's deals

    10/15/2006 5:21:16 AM PDT · by Alissa · 20 replies · 1,205+ views
    The FBI is investigating whether Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., used his influence to secure lobbying and consulting contracts for his daughter, two people familiar with the inquiry said Saturday. The inquiry focuses on lobbying contracts worth $1 million that Weldon's daughter, Karen Weldon, obtained from foreign clients and whether they were assisted by the congressman, they said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the confidentiality of the criminal investigation. Weldon, a 10-term Republican from the Philadelphia suburbs, long has denied any wrongdoing, and his top aide said Saturday no one had notified him of an investigation. "I think...
  • FBI reportedly probing Rep. Weldon

    10/14/2006 7:26:17 PM PDT · by roostercogburn · 26 replies · 1,644+ views
    WASHINGTON - The FBI is investigating whether U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon used his influence to secure lobbying and consulting contracts for his daughter, two people familiar with the inquiry said Saturday.
  • FBI raids homes of Weldon child, friend

    10/16/2006 12:22:24 PM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 37 replies · 1,998+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/16/06 | Maryclaire Dale
    MEDIA, Pa. - The FBI raided the homes of Rep. Curt Weldon (news, bio, voting record)'s daughter and a close friend Monday as it investigates whether the congressman improperly helped the pair win lobbying and consulting contracts. Agents searched four locations in the Philadelphia area and two in Jacksonville, Fla., said Debbie Weierman, an FBI spokeswoman in Washington. The congressman's home and his offices were not among the locations searched, she said. Earlier Monday, Weldon called the investigation politically motivated and called the timing suspect. The Republican, who is locked in a tight re-election bid and has clashed with the...
  • FBI Raids Homes of Cong. Weldon's Daughter and a Political Ally

    10/16/2006 3:40:55 PM PDT · by FreeperinRATcage · 25 replies · 1,638+ views
    KYW Newsradio ^ | 10/16/06 | KYW Newsradio
    The FBI raided the homes of Rep. Curt Weldon's daughter and a close friend on Monday as it investigates whether the congressman improperly helped the pair win lobbying and consulting contracts. Agents searched four locations in the Philadelphia area and two in Jacksonville, Fla., said Debbie Weierman, an FBI spokeswoman in Washington, DC. The congressman's home and his offices were not among the locations searched, she said. Earlier Monday, Weldon (in file photo at right) called the investigation politically motivated and called the timing suspect. A Republican locked in a tight re-election bid (see related story), he denied wrongdoing and...
  • FBI Investigating Pa. Rep. Curt Weldon

    10/14/2006 5:24:00 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies · 1,745+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2006
    The FBI is investigating whether Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., used his influence to secure lobbying and consulting contracts for his daughter, two people familiar with the inquiry said Saturday. The inquiry focuses on lobbying contracts worth $1 million that Weldon's daughter, Karen Weldon, obtained from foreign clients and whether they were assisted by the congressman, they said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the confidentiality of the criminal investigation.
  • FBI investigates Rep. Curt Weldon

    10/13/2006 4:12:42 PM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 160 replies · 4,032+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 10-13-06 | Greg Gordon
    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is investigating whether Republican Rep. Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania traded his political influence for lucrative lobbying and consulting contracts for his daughter, according to sources with direct knowledge of the inquiry. The FBI, which opened an investigation in recent months, has formally referred the matter to the department's Public Integrity Section for additional scrutiny. At issue are Weldon's efforts between 2002 and 2004 to aid two Russian companies and two Serbian brothers with ties to strongman Slobodan Milosevic, a federal law enforcement official said. The Russian companies and a Serbian foundation run by the brothers'...
  • Weldon:'Clintonistas' Are After Me

    10/11/2006 3:26:27 PM PDT · by US Navy guy · 45 replies · 1,989+ views
    Conservative Republican Curt Weldon, running for re-election to the U.S. House, says some of his former "political enemies" are stepping up to the plate in hopes of defeating him. Weldon, who represents Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District, says "the Clintonistas" are going after him in full force. "From Sandy Berger to John Deutsch, John Kerry to Tony Lake, to Jamie Gorelick, Mary McCarthy. They're all involved in my opponent's campaign," says Weldon. Why? According to Weldon, it is because he is in line to chair the House Armed Services Committee - and plans to expose flaws in policies put in place...
  • Watch the video: Osama Bin Laden's HQ (Bin Laden, 9-11 hijackers Atta and Jrrah)(LINK to video)

    10/01/2006 11:50:05 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 15 replies · 1,687+ views
    UK Times ^ | OCt 1, 2006 | UK TImes
    Watch the video: Osama Bin Laden's HQ [This video has no sound] clip 1 Speech by Osama Bin Laden on January 8, 2000, to 100 hardcore members of Al-Qaeda at his family clan base at Tarnak Farm, near Kandahar airport, Afghanistan. clip 2 Faces in the audience include Ramzi Binalshibh, who was the co-ordinator of the September 11 attacks. He shared a flat in Hamburg with Mohammed Atta, the Egyptian-born leader of the team of 19 suicide attackers, and was arrested in Pakistan four years ago. clip 3 Mohammed Atta, flanked by an AK-47, toys with a Pashtun hat and...
  • U.K. Web Site Posts 9/11 Hijacker Video(They're not laughing now!)

    10/01/2006 7:24:17 AM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 1,064+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct 1, 2006 9:24 AM EDT | BETH GARDINER
    LONDON (AP) -- Mohamed Atta, the ringleader of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, smiles and jokes with another hijacker before the two turn serious and speak intently to a camera in a video posted Sunday on a British newspaper's Web site. The Sunday Times said the video, which was dated Jan. 18, 2000 - about a year and a half before the attacks against the United States - was made in Afghanistan for release after the men's deaths. For more than 30 minutes, the video shows Atta, who flew one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center,...
  • Focus: Chilling message of the 9/11 pilots

    09/30/2006 7:57:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies · 3,009+ views
    Times On Line ^ | October 01, 2006
    A video shows two of the world’s most infamous terrorists joking and laughing while filming their ‘death wills’ at Osama Bin Laden’s lair in Afghanistan. The journalist and author Yosri Fouda explains the terrible significance of the new find See the video from noon today Two bearded young men laugh and joke for the camera. They appear relaxed, well groomed, intelligent; they might be high-achieving students quietly celebrating an exam success. They look at a piece of paper and laugh some more. What is so funny? Certainly not the piece of paper. There is Arabic script on it. Easily decipherable...
  • Paper Says It Has Unseen Video By Atta

    09/30/2006 6:54:16 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 1,897+ views
    Tyhe Guardian (UK) ^ | 10-1-2006 | AP
    Paper Says It Has Unseen Video by Atta Sunday October 1, 2006 2:16 AM LONDON (AP) - A previously unseen video made by Mohamed Atta, ringleader of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, has been obtained by Britain's The Sunday Times, the newspaper reported Saturday. In editions available late Saturday, the paper said it had been handed the so-called martyrdom video, but did not reveal the source of the tape. It reported that Atta was filmed reading a document marked in Arabic as a will as he sat beside fellow hijacker Ziad Jarrah - who seized control...
  • The laughing 9/11 bombers

    09/30/2006 4:33:11 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 37 replies · 2,910+ views
    Exclusive film of suicide pilots at Bin Laden’s HQ See the video live from noon today (Link to front page) FILM of the ringleader of the September 11 hijackers reading his “martyrdom” will inside Afghanistan at Osama Bin Laden’s headquarters has emerged five years after the Al-Qaeda outrage. It is the first time that a videotape has appeared of Mohammed Atta — who flew an American Airlines plane into the north tower of the World Trade Center — at a training camp in Afghanistan. It fills in a significant gap in the timing of the build-up to the attacks on...
  • Inside the Beltway (Bill Clinton: At least I tried and I failed)

    09/29/2006 11:24:43 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 33 replies · 2,192+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, September 30, 2006 | John McCaslin
    If you think former President Bill Clinton has been in a sour mood, what with all the finger-pointing of late surrounding his administration's reaction (or lack thereof) to global terrorism, wait until he sees three television ads that will start airing in the coming days. The group Move America Forward, based in Sacramento, Calif., says it's had enough of Mr. Clinton Continues... ============================================================== Bill Clinton: At least I tried and I failed The truth is, I tried to make this essay about the leaked N.I.E. report, but I failed. Do I think I did enough? No, because I failed. But...
  • Remember the anthrax attack following 9/11?

    09/27/2006 4:55:59 AM PDT · by Renfield · 42 replies · 1,731+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-27-06 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember the anthrax attack following 9/11? Ray Robison does. “There are two prevailing theories. One theory is that a US scientist did it. The other is that the Saddam regime of Iraq or another rogue government with anthrax capability gave anthrax to al-Qaeda. Other theories abound but I will limit the argument to the two theories that fit the facts best. “Those who follow the news about the anthrax attack know that for years the FBI has been investigating American defense scientists. Let me be more specific. The FBI has been pursuing U.S. citizens with high level clearances, years of...
  • What Bill Clinton Wanted to Accomplish (RNC Fact Sheet for Clinton Interview)

    09/25/2006 12:56:22 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 95 replies · 4,140+ views
    September 25, 2006 What Bill Clinton Wanted To Accomplish Still wondering what Pres. Clinton was trying to accomplish in his fiery, finger-wagging chat with FOX's Chris Wallace? Look no further than Camp Clinton's explanation. "When Wallace questioned his record on terrorism, he responded forcefully, as any Democrat would or should," said spokesperson Jay Carson, in what were essentially Clinton's marching orders to Dems some 6 weeks before E-Day. Be forceful, show backbone, defend your record. Lose your temper, if you must. This outburst may have been a calculated bid to frame the debate, by example, and prep his party for...
  • FBI official leading anthrax probe off the case

    09/20/2006 12:37:05 PM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 22 replies · 1,160+ views
    NBC ^ | 9/19/06 | Jim Popkin
    Agency says it remains committed to solving the 5-year-old mystery WASHINGTON - The top FBI official in charge of the investigation into the deadly anthrax attacks has left the case, NBC News has learned. Richard "Rick" Lambert had been the inspector of the so-called AMERITHRAX case since September 2002, and had run every aspect of the five-year-old investigation. Just last month, he was transferred to the Knoxville, Tenn., field office of the FBI as its special agent in charge, according to the FBI. Lambert was the public face of the case, and his transfer is sure to fuel speculation that...