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  • Agent Wrote Memo to Spur Screening

    05/21/2002 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Dog Gone · 6 replies · 234+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, May 21, 2002 | JOHN SOLOMON
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI agent who wrote a pre-Sept. 11 warning about Arab students at an Arizona flight school hoped his memo would lead to screenings of Middle Easterners who came to study U.S. airport operations, according to government officials familiar with his account. Agent Kenneth Williams testified behind closed doors Tuesday to lawmakers investigating what the government knew about terrorist threats before Sept. 11. Williams believed his information might provide a significant but prospective lead about Osama bin Laden's intentions, according to lawmakers and government officials familiar with his account. But Williams wrote his memo for terrorism experts...
  • REVEALED: Bin Laden daughter’s letter addressed to Khamenei

    11/05/2017 4:53:49 AM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    A lArabiya ^ | Nov, 2, 2017
    Among the documents related to former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, released by the CIA, is a letter reportedly sent by his daughter Eman to Iranian leader Ali Khamenei. (excerpt) Another document, sent by al-Haj Osman (as he called himself) to Maulawi Azmari, a prominent al-Qaeda leader, sheds light on Iran’s support for al-Qaeda operatives. This finds mention in Bin Laden’s correspondence and reveals his role as the link between Iranian intelligence and al-Qaeda. In the letter, Osman mentions the details of the return of some elements of the organization to Iran to collect funds and fighters and to communicate...
  • The Story of How 470,000 Documents from Osama Bin Laden's Compound Finally Got Into the Open

    11/04/2017 12:42:23 PM PDT · by smileyface · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 13, 2017 | Stephen F. Hayes
    On the penultimate day of the Obama administration, less than 24 hours before the president would vacate the White House, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a press release meant to put to rest what had been a pesky issue for his office. “Closing the Book on Bin Laden: Intelligence Community Releases Final Abbottabad Documents,” the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) announced. “Today marks the end of a two-and-a-half-year effort to declassify several hundred documents recovered in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound in May 2011.” Accompanying the press release were 49 documents...
  • Bin Laden documents: New secrets revealed linking Qatar and al-Qaeda [Al Jazeera]

    11/03/2017 6:32:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 11/4/17 | Hoda Al Saleh
    The third batch of documents published by the US intelligence agency Abbottabad, Wednesday, revealed more secrets of close ties between al-Qaeda and Al Jazeera Qatari network.In a letter from Haj Osman to the Media Committee of the organization, he called for coordinating with Al Jazeera correspondent to respond to “false information” about al-Qaeda, asking to clarify through Al Jazeera many accusations perpetuated.He advised that Al Jazeera correspondent in Pakistan, Ahmed Zidan, would highlight what Arab channels claim that al-Qaeda enjoy privileges in Iran and, and to refer to Iraqi documents linking the organization to Iran, as well as arrange for...
  • Hillary: Taliban 5 'Not a Threat to the United States'

    06/11/2014 7:30:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 27 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 11, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    "These five guys are not a threat to the United States," says Clinton. "They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It's up to those two countries to make the decision once and for all that these are threats to them. So I think we may be kind of missing the bigger picture here. We want to get an American home, whether they fell off the ship because they were drunk or they were pushed or they jumped, we try to rescue everybody." Last week President Obama traded the Taliban 5, who were being...
  • New Threats from Al Qaeda: Inspire 17 Magazine

    08/13/2017 2:47:03 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 10 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 13 August 17 | Christopher Holton
    Al Qaeda has issued its latest edition of Inspire magazine, Inspire 17. The magazine is published by the media arm of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, but it covers Al Qaeda operations worldwide. In particular, Inspire 17 features the emir of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abu Musab Abdel al-Wadoud. However, this latest issue of Inspire is noteworthy in that the most prominent personality in the magazine is Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden. Hamza bin Laden is emerging as a global leader of Al Qaeda and has specifically vowed to take revenge on the U.S....
  • “CIA faked the death of Osama Bin Laden” – Edward Snowden

    05/14/2017 7:14:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    The Siasat Daily ^ | May 14, 2017
    Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), has been 10 years of prison for releasing various documents regarding government surveillance programs. After his shocking revelation of phone surveillance by U.S. intelligence agency, he took asylum in Russia. Snowden is up again with another astonishing revelation. According to the ‘World news daily report’ he apparently has documents that prove Osama Bin Laden is on the CIA’s payroll and currently living a luxury lifestyle in the Bahamas. The Moscow Tribune reports that Snowden claims that Osama Bin Laden the infamous former leader of Al Qaeda, is in fact...
  • Bin Laden’s son wants to avenge his father, ex-FBI agent says

    05/12/2017 3:44:05 PM PDT · by GregNH · 40 replies
    CBS 60 Minutes ^ | 05/12/2017 | CBS
    Personal letters seized in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden reveal the al Qaeda leader's son to be a young man who adores his father and wants to carry on his murderous ideology. That son today is poised to lead a stronger, larger al Qaeda and is bent on avenging his dad's death, says an ex-FBI agent familiar with those documents. Holly Williams interviews Ali Soufan, the former FBI agent who was the bureau's lead investigator of al Qaeda after the 9/11 attacks, on the next edition of 60 Minutes Sunday, May 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
  • Saddam's Ambassador to al-Qaeda *(The Smoking Gun)*

    02/23/2004 9:49:50 AM PST · by freebacon · 7 replies · 2,659+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 23, 2004 | Jonathan Schanzer
    Saddam's Ambassador to al-QaedaBy Jonathan SchanzerWeekly Standard | February 23, 2004 A RECENTLY INTERCEPTED MESSAGE from Iraq-based terrorist Abu Musab al Zarqawi asking the al Qaeda leadership for reinforcements reignited the debate over al-Qaeda ties with Saddam Hussein's fallen Baath regime. William Safire of the New York Times called the message a "smoking gun," while the University of Michigan's Juan Cole says that Safire "offers not even one document to prove" the Saddam/al-Qaeda nexus. What you are about to read bears directly on that debate. It is based on a recent interview with Abdul Rahman al-Shamari, who served in...
  • [From 2012] U.N. Ambassador Rice Helped Thwart Bin Laden Capture

    04/06/2017 10:42:49 AM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/21/2012 | IBD
    "In 1996, while serving as assistant secretary of state for African affairs under former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Rice helped persuade President Clinton to rebuff Sudan's offer to turn Osama bin Laden, who was then living there, over to U.S. authorities."
  • Students instructed to write essay on 9/11 from terrorists’ perspective

    03/27/2017 10:06:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 27, 2017 | Nathan Rubbelke
    A recent assignment in an international studies course at Iowa State University asked students to write a historical account of the 9/11 terrorist attacks from the perspective of Al-Qaeda. “Write a paper that gives a historical account of 911 from the perspective of the terrorist network. In other words, how might Al-Qaeda or a non-Western historian describe what happened,” stated the assignment, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix.
  • Charity Islamic Relief USA: strong ties to terrorism and US refugees

    06/10/2015 3:09:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 6/8/15 | Alessandra Gennarelli
    The largest U.S. Muslim Charity, which has been linked to terrorism finance, is now playing a role in helping to settle refugees from terror torn Syria. Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) is an affiliate of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), the largest international Islamic charity in the world, with a $240 million operating budget, nearly 300 employees, chapters in more than 12 countries with their own multi-billion dollar budgets, and operations in over 30 countries, all based in Birmingham, England.IRUSA specializes in refugee assistance and has a history of working with the United Nations and specifically the United Nations Relief and Works...
  • The Strange Saga of Osama and Obama

    01/14/2017 4:45:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 14, 2017 | Vernon Roken
    They are the two men who changed the course of the history of the United States and the world in the new millennium: one by his capacity for evil, the other by his incapacity to comprehend it. The saga of Osama and Obama begins at the dawn of the 21st century. In September of 2001, Osama bin Laden slaughtered thousands of Americans in New York, Washington, and in the skies, undermining the nation's sense of security. The Twin Towers were a symbol of the soaring power of the unchallenged United States following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Osama didn't...
  • Associated Press Compares Trump’s Courier Proposal To Bin Laden’s

    01/03/2017 7:50:55 PM PST · by kevcol · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 3, 2016 | Saagar Enjeti
    A Monday story from the Associated Press inexplicably likened President-elect Donald Trump’s idea to use couriers for sensitive information to the courier system Bin Laden used to keep himself hidden while maintaining command of his militants. Trump floated the idea of a courier system Saturday in response to Russia’s purported cyber attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Trump told reporters “it’s very important, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way, because I’ll tell you what, no computer is safe.” The Associated Press then likened such a proposal...
  • Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al.

    12/21/2016 1:07:00 AM PST · by Candor7 · 25 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense Release No: PA-189-16 ^ | Dec. 19, 2016 | Press Operations
    The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate seats for news media aboard military chartered aircraft for travel from Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to cover military commission pre-trial proceedings scheduled for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al., Jan. 25 - Feb. 3, 2017. Travel originates at Andrews AFB, Maryland on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017; return flight from Guantanamo to Andrews AFB, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Due to a limited number of seats aboard the flight and limited accommodations at Guantanamo Bay, selection is not guaranteed. However, there...
  • Bin Laden crash pilot 'suffering from mental overload' (3 Members of Bin Laden Family Dead boo-hoo))

    12/08/2016 11:17:13 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-8-2016 | John Dowry
    A pilot may have been suffering from "mental overload" when he crash-landed, killing three members of Osama Bin Laden's family, an inquiry has found. The jet overshot the runway at Blackbushe Airport in July 2015 and crashed into a car auction site. The Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB) said emergency warnings prior to landing may have "saturated the pilot's mental capacity". The pilot and three passengers survived the crash but died in a severe fire. Bin Laden's half-sister, Sana Mohammed Bin Laden, her mother, Raja Bashir Hashim, and his brother-in-law, Zuhair Hashim, were killed, along with pilot Mazen Al-Aqeel Da'jah...
  • Trump's New Defence Secretary Was Obama's Go-To Man to Keep Pakistani Generals Happy

    12/04/2016 8:26:38 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Wire, thewire.in ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Devirupa Mitra
    <p>In the aftermath of the Raymond Davis and bin Laden affairs, General James Mattis was key in maintaining ties with top Pakistani military leadership.</p> <p>New Delhi: The next US secretary of defence was the Obama administration's main man to keep a line open and bring ties with the top Pakistani military leadership back on an even keel in the dark days following the arrest of a CIA contractor and the killing of Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • MI5 and MI6 'cleared' over torture claims [UK -- Gitmo detainee]

    01/11/2012 10:54:53 PM PST · by Hunton Peck
    BBC ^ | 11 January 2012 Last updated at 23:00 ET | unattributed
    British spies will be cleared in a number of cases of alleged complicity in the torture of detainees abroad, the BBC understands. Scotland Yard and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are to issue a joint statement on Thursday. It follows an investigation into the conduct of officers from MI5 and MI6. Although it is expected that no charges will be brought in some cases it is understood the statement will contain other significant information. The BBC's home affairs correspondent, Danny Shaw says the fact that the statement has been prepared by the DPP, together with Scotland Yard, is highly...
  • Bin Laden secrets revealed in latest Clinton e-mail leak

    10/09/2016 5:35:02 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    Julian Assange WikiLeaks nypost.com ^ | 10/9/16 | Julian Assange Eileen AJ Connely
    She went on: “The amount of work that was required to get a strong-enough basis of information on which to plan took more than a decade . . . and then all of a sudden putting this matrix together and saying, ‘This guy used to protect bin Laden — he has just made a phone call. He said this in the phone call. We need to figure out where he is. Then we need to follow him.’ “And that is how we found this compound in Abbottabad [Pakistan]” — where a team of Navy SEALs took out bin Laden in May 2011.
  • 9/11 widow sues Saudi Arabia

    09/30/2016 8:42:51 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 56 replies
    Gulf News Saudi Arabia ^ | September 30, 2016
    A woman widowed when her husband was killed at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 sued Saudi Arabia just two days after the US Congress enacted legislation allowing Americans to sue foreign governments for allegedly being involved in terrorist attacks on US soil.