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  • Ten years on at the 9-11 7-11 [Terrorism and Illegal Immigrant ID forging]

    09/11/2011 6:00:11 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 6 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9-11-2011 | See Dubya
    In fact just a little over ten years ago a couple of worshipers from Dar al-Hijrah drove up to this particular 7-11. They weren’t really interested in hiring the day laborers so much as getting someone to help them acquire forged identification. That turned out to be a fellow named Luis A. Martinez-Flores, himself an illegal immigrant, and he walked the two Arabs, Hani Hanjour and Khaled Almidhar, through the process of getting Virginia ID cards—after which they returned to this particular 7-11, withdrew $100 from the ATM, and handed it to Mr. Martinez-Flores. Around five years ago Michelle went...
  • Al-Qaeda's Sakka: I Funded Istanbul Bombings (Some interesting info)

    02/17/2006 8:11:24 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 15 replies · 689+ views
    Zaman ^ | February 18 2006 | Busra Erdal
    Newly released police testimony of al-Qaeda member Louai Sakka found in case records has come the fore. In Sakka’s statements it is written that he is the one who provided two terrorists with a passport before they organized the September 11 attacks. Sakka's testimony also gives us some clues that Murat Yuce, the Turkish driver kidnapped in Iraq, was killed by a terrorist of Sakka's choice. There were also some Turkish people who took part in the execution of Yuce. The following was the structure of al-Qaeda, according to Sakka: Leader Osama bin Laden, His assistants: Mohammed Atef (Abu Hafs...
  • Identity & immigration status of the 9/11 hijackers

    09/06/2016 1:55:31 PM PDT · by ConquerWeMust · 5 replies
    According to authorities, all of the hijackers who committed the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were foreigners. All of them entered the country legally on a temporary visa, mostly tourist visas with entry permits for six months. Although four of them attended flight school in the United States, only one is known to have entered on an appropriate visa for such study, and one entered on an F-1 student visa. Besides the four pilots, all but one of the terrorists entered the United States only once and had been in the country for only three to five months before the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Why are 28 pages of the Joint Congressional Investigation into 9/11 still classified?

    09/11/2015 8:13:33 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2015 | Rick Moran
    Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Congress set up a joint committee to investigate. After nearly 6 months, the joint committee released its report - but the Bush administration redacted 28 pages of the report, citing the damage the information could do to our relationships with foreign governments. Ever since then, families of the victims of 9/11, lawmakers, and government watchdog groups have all been agitating for the declassification of those 28 pages. First the Bush administration, and then the Obama administration have refued all requests to reveal what's in those 28 pages. President Obama told the families...
  • Virginia Honors 9/11 Mosque

    03/17/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies ^ | March 17, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Political Correctness: The only thing more revolting than building a mosque next to the World Trade Center would be honoring the mosque that helped the 9/11 hijackers. Yet that's just what Virginia has done. Outrageously, the Virginia state legislature has passed a Democrat-sponsored resolution "commending" the notorious 9/11 mosque — Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center — "as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for the" center. The Saudi Embassy-funded, Muslim Brotherhood-owned mosque is universally known by federal and local law enforcement — and even the media — as a turnstile for terrorists. Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan once worshipped...
  • Secret Negotiation with Hijackers Theory Bolsters: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Revealed

    03/13/2014 12:40:02 AM PDT · by hamboy · 46 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 12, 2014 | Gopi Chandra Kharel
    ‘Secret Negotiation with Hijackers’ Theory Bolsters as Last Words from Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Revealed Before the flight disappeared from radar screens, the Malaysia's civil aviation heard the words, "All right, good night", The Straits Times reported. There is however, conflicting reports on what exactly were the last words. The BBC says that the last heard reply from flight MH370 was "All right, roger that". The meeting held in a packed room with nearly 400 relatives at the Metropark Lido hotel in Beijing, non-the-less, is important as anguished family members were given the chance to ask direct questions...
  • 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...
  • Plane brought back to gate at Logan Airport

    04/16/2013 2:04:04 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 19 replies
    MyFoxBoston ^ | April 16 2013 | MyFoxBoston
    Sources told FOX 25 there was an American Airlines flight that was headed to Chicago. There were two men on that plane – not sitting next to each other – and speaking Arabic. There were some concerned marathoners on the flight so the plane was brought back to the gate and the two men were escorted off the plane.
  • Iraqi Stansted Airport hijacker told he can stay in the UK after 16-year court battle

    07/15/2012 10:03:46 PM PDT · by george76
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 July 2012 | Paul Milligan
    An Iraqi man arrested at Stansted Airport after taking part in the hijack of an airliner has won the latest round of a 16-year fight to stay in the UK. Mustafa Abdul Hussain - one of the hijackers of a Sudan Airways Airbus which flew into Britain in August 1996 - successfully challenged the Home Office after ministers refused to grant him 'indefinite leave to remain'. A judge said Home Secretary Theresa May should reconsider Mr Hussain’s case, following a High Court hearing in London. ... Hussain was part of a group which hijacked the airliner - which had 197...
  • Muslim Plane Hijackers ”Beaten To Death”

    07/03/2012 6:32:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7/3/12 | NEWS.COM.AU
    (NEWS.COM.AU) TWO men who allegedly tried to hijack a plane in China were beaten to death by passengers and crew. The Global Times newspaper reported that two of the suspects died in hospital from injuries they suffered during the ensuing fight with passengers and crew on board. The men were part of a six-strong gang involved in the foiled hijack of a Tianjin Airlines flight bound for the regional capital of Urumqi last Friday. Just minutes after the flight took off from Hetian, southwest Xinjiang, the men, all aged between 20 and 36, stood up and announced their plans to...
  • Authorities Conclude Switzerland Likely Used as Base for Financing, Logistical Support

    06/25/2004 10:11:17 AM PDT · by Veritas_est · 267+ views ^ | June 25, 2004 | Daniela Sigrist
    Authorities Conclude Switzerland Likely Used as Base for Financing, Logistical Support for 9/11 Attacks by Al-Qaida By Daniela Sigrist Associated Press Writer Published: Jun 24, 2004 BERN, Switzerland (AP) - Investigators have concluded that Switzerland was likely used as a base for financing and logistical support for the Sept. 11 attacks by al-Qaida, the country's attorney general said Thursday. Federal Prosecutor Valentin Roschacher said authorities plan to begin court proceedings in the coming weeks in three terror cases, capping investigations started four days after the 2001 suicide hijackings in New York and Washington. A special task force initially was charged...
  • Who Are the Real Hijackers of Islam? (Could it be that they are the peaceful Muslims?)

    01/07/2011 6:45:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/07/2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    For years, we’ve heard how the peaceful religion of Islam has been hijacked by extremists. What if it’s the other way around? Worse, what if the peaceful hijackers are losing their bid to take over the religion? That certainly seems to be the case in Pakistan. Salman Taseer, a popular Pakistani governor, was assassinated this week because he was critical of Pakistan’s blasphemy law. Specifically, Taseer was supportive of a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, who has been sentenced to death for “insulting Muhammad.” Bibi had offered some fellow farm laborers some water. They refused to drink it because Christian hands...
  • US citizen pleads guilty in 1968 air hijacking (to Cuba)

    03/18/2010 12:41:21 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies · 465+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | March 18, 2010, 12:38PM | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    <p>A 67-year-old man on Thursday admitted hijacking a plane four decades ago and forcing it to land in Cuba, telling a judge how he threatened to cut a flight attendant's throat to get access to the cockpit, where another man held a gun to the back of the co-pilot.</p>
  • Bolivian man acted alone in Mexico hijacking, official says

    09/09/2009 4:59:16 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 4 replies · 414+ views
    CNN Politics ^ | September 9, 2009
    MEXICO CITY -- A 44-year-old Bolivian drug addict and alcoholic who describes himself as a church minister was the sole person responsible for the brief hijacking Wednesday of a commercial jetliner, a Mexican official said. The suspect -- Josmar Flores Pereira -- told authorities he hijacked the Boeing 737 jet because the date -- September 9, 2009, or 9/9/9, and 666 reversed -- held some significance for him, said Genaro Garcia Luna, the secretary for public safety. "He said that because of that divine reference he wanted to alert Mexico City of an earthquake," Garcia told reporters. Flanked by two...
  • Moussaoui says he was to hijack 5th plane

    03/27/2006 10:02:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 94 replies · 3,287+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/06 | Matthew Barakat - ap
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified Monday that he and would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid were supposed to hijack a fifth airplane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House. Moussaoui's testimony on his own behalf stunned the courtroom as he disclosed details he had never revealed before. It was in stark contrast to Moussaoui's previous statements in which he said the White House attack was to come later if the United States refused to release a radical Egyptian sheik imprisoned on earlier terrorist convictions. Moussaoui testified Monday he lied to investigators when arrested...
  • The Freed Hostage, Limbaugh, And Race

    04/26/2009 9:09:16 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 14 replies · 1,072+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, April 26, 2009 | Bob Parks
    Shane Murphy...lashed out at Rush Limbaugh for the talk show host’s racial characterization in discussing the rescue of the ship’s captain by the Navy. Murphy, who returned to his Seekonk, Mass., home Friday, called Limbaugh a purveyor of “hate speech.”In commenting on the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips by the Navy Seals who shot and killed the three Somali pirates who were holding him captive, Limbaugh generated controversy when he called the pirates “black teenagers.”And they were…black teenagers.
  • McCain says 9/11 hijackers entered U.S. from Canada [defends Napolitano, draws Canadian rebuke]

    04/24/2009 6:33:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 1,822+ views
    Canwest / ^ | 2009-04-24 | Sheldon Alberts
    WASHINGTON — Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Friday said he believed some of the 9/11 hijackers entered the United States from Canada, triggering a new round of frustration and anger among Canadian government officials only days after a similar remark by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. McCain, an Arizona senator who has championed free trade ties with Canada, told Fox News Napolitano was accurate when she suggested the terrorists responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington crossed into the U.S. across the Canadian border. "Well, some of the 9/11 hijackers did come...
  • McCain Repeats False Claim That Sept. 11 Hijackers Entered U.S. From Canada

    04/24/2009 11:06:04 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1,856+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2009-04-24
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., makes the dubious claim that Sept. 11 hijackers entered the United States through Canada -- just days after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano came under fire for saying the same thing. What's up with Arizona politicians? Arizona Sen. John McCain made the dubious claim Friday that Sept. 11 hijackers entered the United States through Canada -- just days after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona, said the same thing. Napolitano retracted her claim on Thursday after Canadian officials chided her for the remark, calling it an unfortunate misconception. Napolitano admitted Thursday that...
  • Court Victory For Gilchrist (Minuteman Project)

    03/18/2009 3:37:35 PM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 8 replies · 658+ views
    Minuteman Project ^ | March 15, 2009 | Jack Sharpe
    Court Victory For Gilchrist “It was long overdue and warmly welcomed” was the quote made by Jim Gilchrist upon receiving the news, “the hijacker’s case they had fraudulently filed in the name of the Minuteman Project was thrown out of court; on none other, than, Friday the 13th!” There is no doubt Marvin Stewart, Debbie Courtney and Paul Sielski had a very bad Friday the 13th, when they learned Judge Wilkinson threw them out on their ear. Not only that, but once again, Courtney was slammed with a big fat court fine! The sanction was over $ 1,000.00, which is...
  • Saudi official says kingdom foiled 2003 plot to hijack plane and blow it up over a US city

    11/02/2008 3:15:05 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies · 626+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 11/2/08 | DONNA ABU-NASR/AP
    Saudi Arabia foiled a 2003 terror plot by militants who planned to hijack a plane and blow it up over a densely populated American city, a Saudi official said Sunday. The official said the plan, first reported Sunday in government-guided Al-Watan newspaper, was for the attackers to transit through the U.S. to another destination so they could avoid applying for hard-to-get American visas required for Saudis. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said the militants were preparing to execute the alleged plot when it was halted.
  • Sudan: Plane hijacked in southern Darfur

    08/26/2008 9:03:11 PM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 244+ views
    msnbc ^ | Aug 26, 2008 | AP
    TRIPOLI, Libya - Hijackers in Sudan's wartorn Darfur region seized a jetliner carrying nearly 100 people, including local Darfur officials, and forced it to land at a World War II-era airfield in the heart of the Sahara Desert in neighboring Libya, officials said. A Libyan official at the remote Kufra airport said there were 10 hijackers belonging to a Darfur rebel group and were demanding enough fuel for the Boeing 737 to continue to France. -snip-
  • The Flight 93 Memorial August 2

    07/19/2008 4:49:26 PM PDT · by Caoilfhionn · 16 replies · 813+ views
    The Strata-Sphere ^ | 7/18/08 | AJSTRATA
    Folks, we have a national disaster brewing over the 9-11 Flight 93 memorial. Years ago an uproar ensued over the plan to memorialize those who died on Flight 93, considered the first battle on the War on Terror which Americans won, under the Islamic symbol of the crescent. I am not against Islam in general, and I am not of the opinion that vast Muslim community is ready for war with the rest of the world. But Islamic extremists are responsible for 9-11 and many other attacks on the West before and after 9-11, so we must make sure that...
  • Another Enemy Propagandist (Journalist) Detained by U.S. Forces?

    02/20/2008 7:04:22 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 14 replies · 200+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | 2-20-08 | Rusty Shackleford
    The U.S. military confirmed yesterday that it was holding an Afghan reporter, Jawad Ahmad [pictured right], because of his extensive ties to the Taliban. Jawad was a stringer for Canadian Television (CTV). Apparently his cell phone had Taliban phone numbers on them and indicated that the journalist had done extensive interviews with them. He also was in possession of Taliban propaganda videos. Have we just met the Afghani Bilal Hussein? Reporters Without Borders, of course, is outraged that a journalist--a journalist!--is being detained. After all, aren't all journalist--journalists!--immune from any and all suspicion? To be honest, this may be one...
  • al Qaeda members hijack passenger plane, attempt to land in Tehran

    08/18/2007 12:13:13 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 73 replies · 2,571+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 18, 2007 | Staff
    ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- Self-proclaimed al-Qaida members hijacked a Turkish airliner on its way from Northern Cyprus to Istanbul on Saturday, the private television station NTV reported. The hijackers demanded that the airplane be flown to Tehran, Iran, said Tuncay Doganer, CEO of the private Atlasjet airline company. But the plane landed at an airport in Antalya, a Turkish province on the Mediterranean coast, after pilots said there was not enough fuel to fly to Iran, Doganer said. There were 136 passengers and six crew on board the plane, Doganer said. He said some of the passengers had been released....
  • 9/11 pilots' friend: I'm innocent

    01/05/2007 9:17:30 AM PST · by LittleSpotBlog · 9 replies · 391+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/05/07 | AP
    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- A Moroccan convicted as an accessory to murder in the September 11, 2001 attacks made an emotional declaration of innocence as a court opened hearings Friday to set his sentence. Judges could sentence Mounir el-Motassadeq, a friend of three of the suicide pilots, to as long as 15 years in prison in the latest chapter of a tangled, five-year legal saga. In November, a federal appeals court ruled that judges in Hamburg wrongly acquitted el Motassadeq in 2005 of direct involvement in the attacks, even as they sentenced him to seven years in prison for belonging...
  • Video shows 2 9/11 hijackers laughing

    10/01/2006 1:43:01 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 7 replies · 470+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | October 1, 2006 | JENNIFER QUINN
    More than 18 months before they carried out the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, a new videotape shows two of the Sept. 11 hijackers laughing and smiling for a camera. Mohamed Atta and Ziad Jarrah look much different in the tape than they do in photographs made famous after the attacks in New York and Washington. Both seem younger, are bearded, and the infamously bleak gaze of Atta, the ringleader, is replaced by a somewhat softer expression. Osama bin Laden also appears on the tape, speaking to a large group of people in January 2000. The Sunday Times, which...
  • Today, right before our eyes, we stopped 9/11

    08/10/2006 9:54:14 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 4 replies · 280+ views
    The Infidel Sage Weblog ^ | 08-10-2006 | DFV
    Every time you see a documentary or film about 9/11, the mind drifts to the fantasy of -- What if we nabbed them? What if, as Mohammed Atta is going though security in the Logon airport wearing that blue shirt, he is stopped by someone who has been following the whole plot, who says, "Got ya, bud. Plot's over. Your virgins are going to have to wait." Today, right before our eyes, we stopped 9/11. Thousands of simple, average Britons and Americans were going to visit grandma or see a friend get married. Some were doing their jobs, just another...
  • UAE firm to run 6 U.S. ports(Nation tied to 9/11 hijackers could influence terminals)

    02/12/2006 7:52:30 AM PST · by cope85 · 57 replies · 1,657+ views
    UAE firm to run 6 U.S. ports Nation tied to 9/11 hijackers could influence terminals, including Baltimore's Originally published February 12, 2006 WASHINGTON // A company in the United Arab Emirates is poised to take over significant operations at six American ports, including Baltimore, as part of a corporate sale, leaving a country with ties to the Sept. 11 hijackers with influence over a maritime industry considered vulnerable to terrorism. The Bush administration considers the UAE an important ally in the fight against terrorism since the suicide hijackings and is not objecting to Dubai Ports World's purchase of London-based Peninsular...
  • Gun found in bag of Iraqi woman, plane flies safely

    11/16/2005 4:05:35 AM PST · by Dog · 44 replies · 4,787+ views
    Kuna ^ | Nov 15 2005
    DAMASCUS, Nov 15 (KUNA) -- A Gulf Air passenger plane took off to Manama safely from Damascus International Airport on Tuesday after the flight was delayed due to location of a gun in a bag, a Bahraini diplomatic source said. The source told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the flight was delayed after the Syrian authorities detained seven Iraqi women who tried to board the plane with a gun concealed in one of their bags.Preliminary interrogations revealed that a man, who did not show up at the air facility, was expected to accompany them on the flight. The women and...
  • SCHLUSSEL: Bad "Flight Plan": Jodie Foster Film Defames Air Marshals, Flight Attendants

    09/23/2005 5:10:01 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 101 replies · 3,016+ views ^ | Sept. 22, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    It's been four years of bad news for flight attendants. First, 9/11 happened. Then, they were laid off. With airline bankruptcies like Northwest's, they are being laid off again. Now, in another blow, the movie, "Flight Plan," is hitting theaters, tomorrow. Starring Jodie Foster, it's an outrageous piece of propaganda and incredible display of the irresponsible. I'm embarrassed to say that a very distant cousin of mine--Charles J.D. Schlissel--is executive producer of this outrage. The J.D. must stand for "Just Despicable." If you're a freedom-loving American like me, the rotten tricks of this movie will disgust you. If you want...
  • My thoughts on the anniversay of 9/11.

    09/12/2005 7:08:17 AM PDT · by thebiggestdog · 211+ views ^ | September 11-12, 2005 |
    For the past couple of weeks the Discovery Channel has been advertising their documentary of Flight 93, the Flight That Fought Back. I couldn't watch it, I am just not ready to. I remember the phone ringing early in the morining. All my dad said was, "Turn on the TV." I had a feeling that the world was about to get bloody, but I can't say that I imagined that where we would be today. So much has changed since that day. Military terms are now commonly bantered about. Shock and Awe, IED, and RPG are now terms almost every...
  • A Memorial To Murderers? Crescent Of Disgrace!

    09/09/2005 10:14:03 PM PDT · by Brutus1964 · 11 replies · 813+ views
    Oblogatory Anecdotes ^ | 09/08/2005 | Ken Bingham
    Is this a memorial to the hijackers, or to the flight 93 victims? What kind of clueless idiot designed this? This is the chosen design for the Memorial for flight 93 that crashed into the Pennsyvania field on September 11, 2001. It was unveiled yesterday in Pennsylvania? What must the families of the victims think of this travesty? There were a couple of family members interviewed who liked it, but I don’t know if they truly realize the symbolism. A crescent is to a Muslim what a cross is to a Christian. This would be like putting a cross...
  • 9/11 and America's short memory

    09/08/2005 8:23:41 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 10 replies · 2,015+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | September 8, 2005 | Abigail R. Esman
    By Abigail R. Esman World Defense Review columnist "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!" declared the posters taped across the city, the banner strung above the massive hole that once had been the World Trade Center, in the months after 9/11. And for a year, anyway, tourists came to pay respects at Ground Zero while New Yorkers brought flowers to their local fire departments, contributed to funds benefiting the families of those killed, pasted American flags to the windshields of their cars, and somberly marked the eleventh day of every month that passed. But four years later, to walk the streets of...
  • Case Not Dismissed [911 COMMISSION INCOMPETENCE....OR WORSE]

    08/24/2005 9:10:21 PM PDT · by Enchante · 46 replies · 1,152+ views
    National Review ^ | July 1, 2005 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    This is a man who, undeniably, was called from a 1993 World Trade Center bombing safehouse, got a 9/11 hijacker through Malaysian customs, apparently attended a foundational 9/11 gathering, disappeared from sight (as did the hijackers and their co-conspirators) right after the Malaysia meeting, and turns up in Qatar a few days after 9/11 with contact information for the brother Khalid Sheik Mohammed (the 9/11 mastermind) and other terrorists. What is the good reason not to be curious about this apparent co-conspirator (whom the CIA once thought important enough to travel to Jordan to interview)? Why didn't the 9/11 Commission...
  • U.S. knew of al Qaeda cell before 9/11

    08/10/2005 10:49:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 60 replies · 1,632+ views
    Government Security News ^ | August 9, 2005 | David Morgan
    In September 2000, one year before the Al Qaeda attacks of 9/11, a U.S. Army military intelligence program, known as “Able Danger,” identified a terrorist cell based in Brooklyn, NY, one of whose members was 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta, and recommended to their military superiors that the FBI be called in to “take out that cell,” according to Rep. Curt Weldon, a longtime Republican congressman from Pennsylvania who is currently vice chairman of both the House Homeland Security and House Armed Services Committees. The recommendation to bring down that New York City cell -- in which two other Al Qaeda...
  • Congressman: Defense Knew 9/11 Hijackers (R-PA, Curt Weldon)

    08/09/2005 3:52:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 2,200+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/9/05 | Kimberly Hefling - AP
    WASHINGTON - The Sept. 11 commission will investigate a claim that U.S. defense intelligence officials identified ringleader Mohammed Atta and three other hijackers as a likely part of an al-Qaida cell more than a year before the hijackings but didn't forward the information to law enforcement. Rep. Curt Weldon (news, bio, voting record), 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....
  • U.S. Reiterates $5 Million Reward for Lebanese Hijackers of an American Jet in 1985

    06/29/2005 10:46:10 AM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 7 replies · 217+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-06-29-05 1253EDT
    U.S. Reiterates $5 Million Reward for Lebanese Hijackers of an American Jet in 1985By Zeina Karam Associated Press Writer Published: Jun 29, 2005 BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - The U.S. Embassy reiterated on Wednesday the government's offer of a $5 million reward for information on the whereabouts of Lebanese Shiites who hijacked an American TWA jetliner in 1985 and killed a Navy diver on board. The rewards have been around since after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the U.S. But this was the first time the embassy in Beirut issued a reminder about them. Washington may be hoping more information...
  • Report: Hijackers should have drawn FBI scrutiny in San Diego

    06/09/2005 4:56:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 727+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/9/05 | Seth Hettena - AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two Sept. 11 hijackers "should have drawn some scrutiny from the FBI," when they lived openly in San Diego in 2000, the Justice Department's inspector general concluded in a report that chronicles the bureau's failures to connect the dots leading up to the attacks. The head of the San Diego FBI office took issue Thursday with the inspector general's report, saying it "greatly exaggerates" the possibility that local agents could have prevented the attacks. The 368-page review found that the FBI missed opportunities to learn about the al-Qaida operatives when they lived in the San Diego...
  • Hijackers 'booked tickets at library'

    04/29/2005 10:21:18 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 39 replies · 1,767+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 29apr05 | correspondents in Washington
    THE Bush administration revealed today that some of the September 11, 2001, hijackers booked their tickets on the internet using a computer in a college library in New Jersey. The disclosure by Ken Wainstein, US attorney for the District of Columbia in testimony to the House of Representatives subcommittee on crime, terrorism and homeland security, was intended to bolster the government's argument that Congress should renew a law allowing it to seize library and bookstore records. "Investigators tracing the activities of the hijackers determined that, on four occasions in August of 2001, individuals using internet accounts registered to Nawaf Al...
  • Bin Laden guard may be Moussaoui witness

    12/02/2004 11:35:29 AM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 425+ views
    AP Wire | December 02 2004 | JOACHIM SONDERMANN/AP
    DUESSELDORF, Germany -- A Jordanian man who claims he was Osama bin Laden's bodyguard was questioned by U.S. officials who are considering having him testify at the Virginia trial of terror suspect Zacarias Moussaoui, the man's attorney said Thursday. Shadi Abdellah, 28, sentenced last November to four years in prison for helping plan terror attacks in Germany, was granted early release last month after serving more than half the time, including in pretrial custody. While in prison, he served as a government witness in several trials, including that of his alleged co-plotters in the German cell of the Tawhid and...
  • Mystery Flight (More info about 2 pass. of KLM flight on the no fly list)

    04/16/2005 9:26:56 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 97 replies · 3,597+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Apr. 25, 2005 issue | Mark Hosenball and Michael Hirsh
    Fifteen minutes after KLM Flight 685 took off from Amsterdam for Mexico City on April 8, Mexican authorities forwarded the names of all the passengers to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The reason: the flight was scheduled to pass through U.S. airspace. by the time the Boeing 747 had finished its three-hour crossing of the Atlantic, Homeland Security screeners were on high alert. The names of two Saudi passengers aboard the KLM flight had begun producing "hits" on the screening center's lists of 70,000 suspect foreigners. The two Saudis, the database reported, were brothers and pilots who had attended...
  • Saudi National Named as Alleged Al-Qaida Suicide Bomber in Al-Qaim

    04/14/2005 7:54:28 AM PDT · by anonpenetfi · 7 replies · 693+ views ^ | 4/14/04 | (4/14/05): Sources in the Arabian Peninsula are now claiming that one of the four Al-Qaida suicide bombers who attacked a U.S. base in the western Iraqi town of Al-Qaim on April 11 was Saudi national Hadi bin Mubarak al-Qahtani. According to a statement marking his death, Hadi had grown "eager to martyr himself" after witnessing the example of the "19 heroes" and their "holy attack that demolished the foolish infidel Americans and caused many young men to awaken from their deep sleep." Click to view English translation c/o
  • Uli Derickson, 60, Who Helped Airline Hostages, Dies

    02/24/2005 2:57:28 PM PST · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 426+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 02-24-05 11:01 EST | By JENNIFER BAYOT
    (Feb. 24) - Uli Derickson, the Trans World Airlines flight attendant honored for saving passengers' lives in 1985 by both confronting and mollifying terrorist hijackers, died on Friday at her home in Tucson. She was 60. Courage in a Terrifying Moment Ms. Derickson was still working as a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines when she received a diagnosis of cancer in 2003, her son, Matthew Derickson, said in announcing her death. On June 14, 1985, when a pair of Lebanese gunmen commandeered a T.W.A. flight from Athens to Rome, Ms. Derickson took the lead in protecting the 152 passengers...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • 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.
  • Voice of "Azzam the American" Matched to Previous Al-Qaida Video About 9/11 Suicide Hijackers

    10/31/2004 12:01:52 PM PST · by anonpenetfi · 2 replies · 400+ views ^ | 10/31/04 | (10/31/04): The voice of an alleged American Al-Qaida terrorist operative featured in a video broadcast last week has been matched to audio taken from a previous As-Sahab video production documenting the planning behind the September 11, 2001 suicide hijackings. During the latter video from November 2001, "Azzam al-Amriki" applauds the mission of the 9/11 hijackers to "destroy the economic fortresses" of America.
  • If you are not with Frankie, you are with the Terrorists

    10/17/2004 6:14:21 PM PDT · by Scales · 4 replies · 333+ views
    A little humor and the great Sinatra sound. Go here and listen to "Strangers on My Flight"