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1993 1st World Trade Center bombing created by FBI informant Amed Salem  see 

1995 Oklahoma City bombing created by FBI  informant Timothy McVeigh  see
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/660197443/Nichols-says-bombing-was-FBI-op.html?pg=all

Omargh Ireland bombing created with C4 explosives provided by Boston FBI  SAC James Greenleaf to Whitey Bulger who gave it to IRA.
see  http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/how-the-ira-set-up-an-arms-deal-with-boston-gangster-james-whitey-bulger-29090605.html
Mumbai India Terrorist attack organized by FBI  informant David Headley  see  http://norcaltruth.org/2010/10/18/david-headley-american-terrorist-or-fbi-informant-or-both/
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When you are the law enforcement agency called the FBI  investigating another crime you just committed called the Boston Marathon bombing you can certainly invite inquiries . If members of Congress or the US Senate get too uppity you can pull their FBI  file and tell them to go into the corner, they need some quiet time. If Boston voters and taxpayers had a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers they could conduct their own investigation. !st question they would ask is was local and federal law enforcement involved in the planning, carrying out and coverup of the Boston Marathon bombing. They would ask this question for 5 reasons. !st reason: FBI informant David Headley was behind the Mumbai Terrorist attack. 2nd reason: Timothy McVeigh was a FBI  informant and FBI  supervisor Larry Potts was his handler before McVeigh was arrested for the Oklahoma City bombing. 3rd reason: FBI  informant Whitey Bulger was given C4 explosives by his Boston FBI  Office agent handlers to give to the terrorist group in Ireland called the IRA .The C4 was then used to create the Omargh bombing. Another FBI official involved with the IRA was named Ruppert. 4th reason:
New York FBI  agents Anticev and Floyd paid  $1 million of your tax dollars to FBI informant Ahmed Salem to organize a group of Arabs in New York City and teach them to build a truck bomb.
When the bomb was built the FBI  agents allowed the group to detonate the  bomb in the garage of the World Trade Center in 1993. 5th reason  Was Tamerlan Tsarnaev a Double Agent Recruited by the FBI? By Peter Dale Scott on Jun 23, 2013 http://whowhatwhy.com/2013/06/23/was-tamerlan-tsarnaev-a-double-agent-recruited-by-the-fbi/
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http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/doc/282123055.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Oct%2028,%201993&author=&pub=Los%20Angeles%20Times%20%28pre-1997%20Fulltext%29&edition=&startpage=21&desc=Paper%20Says%20FBI%20Blocked%20Plan%20to%20Foil%20N.Y.%20Blast


Paper Says FBI Blocked Plan to Foil N.Y. Blast
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Tape recordings secretly made by an FBI informer reveal that authorities were in a far better position than previously known to foil the Feb. 26 bombing of New York's tallest towers, the New York Times reported.

The New York Times published conversations the informer, a 43-year-old former Egyptian army officer, Emad Ali Salem, taped with his FBI handlers.

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http://whowhatwhy.com/2013/10/29/feds-accused-of-harassing-boston-bomber-friends-and-friends-of-friends/

 Feds Accused of Harassing “Boston Bomber” Friends, and Friends of Friends
By Dave Lindorff, Russ Baker and Milicent Cranor on Oct 29, 2013

In the six months since the Boston Marathon bombing, the FBI has by all appearances been relentlessly intimidating, punishing, deporting and, in one case, shooting to death, persons connected, sometimes only tangentially, with the alleged bombers.

All of these individuals have something in common: If afforded constitutional protections and treated as witnesses instead of perpetrators, they could potentially help clear up questions about the violence of April 15.  And they might also be able to help clarify the methods and extent of the FBI’s recruitment of immigrants and others for undercover work, and how that could relate to the Bureau’s prior relationship with the bombing suspects—a relationship the Bureau has variously hidden or downplayed.

Who Cares? We Do

The Boston tragedy may seem like a remote, distant memory, yet the bombing warrants continued scrutiny as a seminal event of our times. It was, after all, the only major terror attack in the United States since 9/11. With its grisly scenes of severed limbs and dead bodies, including that of a child, it shook Americans profoundly.

As importantly, in its aftermath we’ve seen public acquiescence in an ongoing erosion of civil liberties and privacy rights that began with 9/11—and to an unprecedented expansion of federal authority in the form of a unique military/law enforcement “lockdown” of a major metropolitan area.

Nonetheless, at the time, most news organizations simply accepted at face value the shifting and thin official accounts of the strange events. Today few give the still-unfolding saga even the most minimal attention. And it is most certainly still unfolding, as we shall see.

The Little-Noticed Post-Marathon Hunt

The FBI’s strange obsession with marginal figures loosely connected to the bombing story began last May, with the daily questioning of a Chechen immigrant, Ibragim Todashev, and of his girlfriend and fellow immigrant, Tatiana Gruzdeva. Todashev had been a friend of the alleged lead Boston Marathon bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a hail of police gunfire four days after the bombing. Tsarnaev’s younger brother Dzhokhar barely survived a massive police strafing of a trailered boat in which he was hiding, trapped and unarmed.

During one interrogation in Orlando, Florida, where Todashev was living, something went awry and he ended up dead from gunshots. Although to date the FBI has provided only hazy and inconsistent accounts of that incident, the killing of a suspect and potential witness in custody was clearly a highly irregular and problematical occurrence, replete with apparent violations of Bureau and standard law-enforcement procedure.

On the heels of those two deaths and the one near-death has followed what appears to be a concerted effort directed against a larger circle of people connected, if not to the Tsarnaevs, then to Todashev.

The purpose of this campaign is not clear, but it has raised some eyebrows.

In an interview with WhoWhatWhy, Hassan Shibly, executive director of the Florida chapter of the Center for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), described aggressive behavior directed by FBI agents at vocal friends of the dead Todashev: using suspected informants to monitor their press conferences, following targeted individuals around, interrogating them for hours—often without an attorney, and jailing them on what he says are trumped-up charges.

Shibly further claims that government agents are threatening these immigrants with deportation unless they agree to “cooperate”—a tactic which he portrays as seeking to enroll these people as de facto spies for the federal government.

Two people have left the country to escape further harassment. Another has been deported, while a fourth is currently facing deportation; none  of them has a criminal record. The bulk of this group were at most friends of a friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev—and apparently didn’t personally know either of the Tsarnaevs.

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Tatiana Gruzdeva

Tatiana Gruzdeva

One of these targets was Tatiana Gruzdeva, Todashev’s 20-year-old girlfriend. She was deported to Russia on October 11.

Gruzdeva had been in the US on a student visa. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) public affairs officer Carissa Cutrell, Gruzdeva had overstayed that visa—a common situation for foreign students studying in the US—but on August 9 she had been granted a “deferred action” status valid for one year, and therefore was for that period in the country legally.

Gruzdeva was nonetheless picked up by FBI and ICE agents on Oct. 1 while attending a scheduled meeting with an immigration officer to obtain a work visa.  According to Gruzdeva, she was told she was being taken because she had “talked to Boston Magazine” and had described Todashev as “a good guy.”

Actually, she had done more than that. She had described for the magazine in vivid detail what happened when several FBI agents back in May had showed up at the Orlando apartment she and Todashev shared and accused him of involvement in the Boston bombing.  Days of harassment and interrogation followed, she said, as the FBI tried to get Todashev to confess to involvement in the Boston bombing, and to get her make statements implicating her boyfriend, but she continued to insist Todashev had been in Orlando with her when the bombing occurred.

Then, she said, the government agents surprised her with a new accusation: Todashev, they alleged, had been involved in a gruesome, drug-related, 2011 triple murder in Waltham, Massachusetts.  The agents tried, without success, to force her to implicate Todashev in that crime. Then, while she was still in shock from that latest assertion, they demanded she tell them what further criminal activities he had in store.

When she did not tell them what they apparently wanted to hear, she says, they had her arrested on immigration violation charges. Soon after, she was thrown into solitary confinement—treatment normally used only to protect inmates from other inmates, or to punish them for bad behavior. She was not released until August 8.

It was while she was held in solitary confinement that she learned of Todashev’s shooting death at the hands of an FBI agent.
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Todashev and Gruzdeva during happier times.

Miraliev’s “Voluntary” Questioning Without an Attorney

Gruzdeva also told Boston Magazine about the FBI’s treatment of Ashurmamad Miraliev, a 20-year-old friend of Todashev’s also living in Florida.

Just days before the magazine interview, agents had grabbed Miraliev, she said, denied his request for an attorney, and then interrogated him for over six hours before dumping him in the Orange County Correctional Facility, a local jail.

Miraliev remained locked up for over three weeks on $50,000 bail on what CAIR’s Shibly, contends were trumped-up charges of brawling outside a bar and “intimidating a witness.” According to Shibly, an attorney who is representing Miraliev, the charges were subsequently tossed out as baseless.

That didn’t end the young man’s problems, however. When the county no longer had grounds for holding him, the FBI had Miraliev transferred to an immigration detention center, where he is now awaiting deportation. (Shibly says his client is currently requesting to be allowed to voluntarily leave the country, rather than be forcibly deported by ICE.)

WhoWhatWhy tried without success to obtain comment from both the FBI and the immigration authorities concerning these two cases and the other examples of alleged harassment of Todashev associates. The FBI refused to respond.  A public affairs officer from ICE said she could not disclose reasons for why Gruzdeva and Miraliev were being deported because of “privacy concerns.”

When asked (by a reporter from the Miami Herald) why Miraliev’s request for an attorney during his interrogation was ignored, the FBI’s public affairs director, Paul Bresson, said that while he couldn’t comment about an “ongoing investigation,” he could state unequivocally that “anytime the FBI interviews an individual it is done either with his/her consent or with an attorney present.”
Ashurmamad Miraliev and Tatiana Gruzdeva

Ashurmamad Miraliev and Tatiana Gruzdeva

In fact, agents are actually permitted to question witnesses without an attorney, against their will, in certain narrow circumstances. This is the case when authorities assert a timely matter of “public safety”—for example when they have basis to believe that a bomb is about to go off. (FBI agents claimed such justification when they questioned the gravely wounded alleged Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for hours in the hospital shortly after his capture. That interrogation was stopped by a federal judge, who did not accept the Bureau’s assertion that Tsarnaev might know about other imminent terror attacks.)

In Miraliev’s case, the FBI never even claimed that he posed an imminent threat. Initially, they told him they wanted to question him about the alleged bar fight and the allegation that he had “intimidated a witness.”  But these are local, not federal matters; clearly trivial; and not even the FBI’s responsibility.

After that ordeal, Miraliev told CAIR the FBI had never even asked about those local matters. Instead, he said, they focused only on Todashev and his presumed relationship to Tsarnaev.

Shibly calls Bresson’s implication that Miraliev willingly gave up his right to counsel “absurd”: “Knowing that his friend Todashev was killed by an agent during his FBI interrogation, it’s hardly voluntary if Miraliev agrees to answer questions after the agents holding him tell him he can’t have an attorney.”

Courts have held that authorities need not necessarily read a detainee Miranda rights—but they must desist as soon as a demand for an attorney has been made.

Release of Autopsy Report Forbidden

The FBI has shut down any attempts at unraveling the ongoing mystery. It demanded that Todashev’s autopsy’s report be sealed, and not released even to family members.

“The FBI has ordered us not to release the autopsy report while they are investigating the shooting,” says Tony Miranda, forensic records coordinator for Florida’s Orange and Osceola counties. “The hold is currently on until the first week of November, when they will contact us again and let us know if it is extended.”

Such holds on coroner’s reports, especially such lengthy holds, even in cases of police shootings, are unusual, to say the least. And that hold is certain to interfere with the Florida state’s attorney in Orlando, Jeff Ashton, who is also actively investigating the FBI shooting of Todashev.

Shibly believes, based on its overall behavior, that the FBI’s sealing of the Todashev autopsy report has nothing to do with its stated reason of enabling an ongoing investigation into the shooting. “It’s very possible that the FBI is just delaying the release of the coroner’s report because they know it will be embarrassing,” he says.

“He felt inside he was going to get shot.”

Khusn Taramiv, a friend of Todashev’s, said the FBI had begun questioning both young men shortly after the April 15 Boston Marathon bomb attack. But by May 22, the day Todashev died, according to Taramiv, his friend believed something bad was about to happen to him.

“He felt inside [that] he was going to get shot,” Taramiv told WESH-TV in Orlando.

They were talking to us, both of us, right? And they said they need him for a little more, for a couple more hours, and I left, and they told me they’re going to bring him back.

They never brought him back.

The FBI asserts that Todashev had implicated Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the Waltham drug dealer murders, and was about to sign a confession to his own involvement in the crime just before he was shot.

The Waltham matter, a two-year-old, extravagantly staged, ritualistic drug homicide, was apparently a cold case when, after the Marathon bombing, local authorities began focusing on Tamerlan Tsarnaev as the possible killer—and then on Todashev as a possible accomplice—an allegation Todashev’s friends have challenged as baseless.

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444444While some of this circle of friends in Florida, like Todashev, faced pressure to confess to participating in or having knowledge of the Waltham crime, others, according to CAIR’s Shibly, have been told that if they want to be left alone and not deported, they need to become informants. He says several of those harassed have opted to return to Russia rather than become spies for the FBI in Florida’s Muslim community.

“I know of a half dozen who’ve been contacted,” says Shibly. “They’ve been told to cooperate and to spy for the FBI on mosques and local restaurants–or the government will go after their legal status.” He says the FBI’s harassment campaign is continuing and is spreading to more people in the Florida area who knew the slain Todashev.

Gruzdeva’s deportation shows that the agency’s deportion threats were no bluff.  As mentioned above, on October 11 Gruzdeva, despite her clean record and her “deferred action” legal status, was whisked to the airport for a flight to Russia by ICE agents so fast she was not even able to fetch her winter coat from her apartment. She has reportedly gone to her native Moldova, a country neighboring Rumania that was formerly a part of the old Soviet Union.

Miraliev, who had been granted asylum by the US and saw it as a safe haven, is awaiting what may be a similar fate.

Spreading the Net

Shibly says several other family members and friends of Todashev’s have also been harassed by the FBI since his slaying.  One is the mother of Todashev’s former wife. The mother, who works for the federal government, was interrogated by the FBI “right after attending a press conference about his killing,” Shibly says, adding that a suspected FBI informant had, unannounced, also attended that press event, apparently monitoring who participated. He says the person was identified by CAIR lawyers investigating the FBI’s harassment campaign.

By shooting Todashev, then claiming he was about to confess to a crime, then hounding Todashev’s friends and family, and sending or driving them out of the country to Russia or other regions of the former Soviet Union, says Shibly, the FBI gives the impression it is urgently trying to hide something.

“Look, the FBI screwed up in killing Todashev,” Shibly told WhoWhatWhy from Saudi Arabia, where he was on Hajj — a pilgrimage to Mecca that Muslims are supposed to try to make at least once in their lives. He added: “Now it is clear that they’re trying to get as much dirt on him as they can to make what they did to him look less heinous.”

What really happened? Pick a story.

From the first moments after the Boston Bombing, the public has been besieged with official accounts, often rendered through news leaks, whose profound inconsistencies have never been ironed out. (For more on that, see previous WhoWhatWhy stories, including this, this, this, and this.)

The same is true of Todashev’s killing, where essential details have varied greatly. But certain elements can be established:

Late in the day on May 22, FBI agents went to Todashev’s house and interrogated him—without an attorney present—according to some accounts, for eight hours.

The agents were accompanied by officers from the Massachusetts State Police, who were investigating the 2011 Waltham murders.

According to the Washington Post, at some point after midnight, the state cops—and, allegedly, all but one member of the FBI contingent—left the room, leaving Todashev, unrestrained, alone with one agent.

If that’s correct, then the FBI violated one of its rules: a suspect should always be in the company of more than one agent. Perhaps even more striking is that they purportedly left that one agent alone with an unrestrained man known by  the FBI to have had martial arts training—and, moreover, a man very publicly being investigated for possible participation in a multiple murder case. You couldn’t have created a more perfect scenario for a no-questions-asked, quick disposition of a problematical person.

This curious scenario is further compounded by the several conflicting explanations for the incident offered by “FBI sources” who were not identified by reporters:

First, they claimed thatTodashev—who had just undergone knee surgery– had nonetheless lunged at the lone officer with a knife. No mention of how Todashev would have produced a knife since they would presumably have routinely frisked a potentially dangerous suspect.

Next, they said he had upended a table, possibly injuring the agent.

Then, they said he had attempted to grab a sword. The notion that this possible terrorist, triple homicide suspect would be left alone with a single officer, with a knife and/or even more stunningly a sword ought to raise serious questions about whom we can trust to tell us the truth. And if that weren’t enough, the weapon of choice later morphed in some reports into a metal pole, and then into a broom handle.

There is more variation in the accounts of what happened just before Todashev allegedly lunged:

After two hours, Todashev asked to take a break, went to “get a cigarette or something and then he goes off the deep end… and goes after the agent.”  It was not clear “why, with at least three law enforcement officials in the room, deadly force was used…”

He started to write a statement while sitting across from the agent and one of the detectives “when the agent briefly looked away….Todashev picked up the table.”

After one of the detectives left the room, the other noticed Todashev was acting odd, and he texted that sense to the FBI agent with him… Suddenly, Todashev knocked over a table…”
Hassan Shibly

Hassan Shibly

As noted earlier, only one agent was left in the room alone with Todashev, according to the Washington Post. That scenario seems supported by the fact that all shots fired came from one agent’s gun. Shibly notes that, by training and protocol, if Todashev had constituted an imminent threat, and more officers were present in the room, all would have fired at him.

The attorney argues that there are “only two possibilities” to explain what happened to Todashev:

Either the FBI violated its own protocol by having one agent left alone in the room or there were actually two or more agents in the room and only one fired.

FBI Accountability: Zero

After Todashev’s slaying, the FBI claimed—though it produced no evidence—that he had been “about to” sign a confession to the triple murder in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Incredibly, no one had taped the interrogation—or, if anyone did, the Bureau is neither admitting it nor offering it as evidence to back up its assertions. When Christina Sterling, the US prosecutor in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev terrorism case in Boston, cited Todashev’s alleged confession during interrogation by FBI agents, she did not say she had a tape to back up the FBI’s claim.  In a court filing asking the judge in that case to deny Tsarnaev’s defense team access to investigative files from the Waltham case, the only evidence she referenced was the reported  hearsay from the agents who were in the room with Todashev.

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No high officials in the Bureau or the Justice Department have publicly expressed concern about this shooting of an unarmed man in custody. The FBI says only that it is “investigating” the incident. And if  past experience is any indication, the Bureau is unlikely to find itself or its agents at fault. The New York Times reports that though FBI agents have killed 70 “subjects” and injured another 80 in the last two decades, the Bureau’s self-investigations have never once found that an agent’s shooting of a suspect was unjustified.

This tragicomedy of “errors” must generate some head-shaking in a community made up of immigrants from the old Soviet Union, where people being interrogated routinely happened to fall down stairs or jump out of high windows.

At minimum, given the appearance of a cover-up, one must wonder why the FBI would kill a key associate of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, especially when the latter is currently facing murder and terrorism charges in federal court in Boston for the Boston Marathon bombing. Todashev could have been an important defense witness. Could he also have had damaging information about links between Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the FBI that predated the interest of the Russian authorities in him?

The American people have to this moment not been leveled with by their government—and are only being provided with hints by the establishment media that anything is seriously amiss. Indeed, few are aware of the larger pattern, and understandably give the FBI the benefit of the doubt in light of the fear following the bloodshed of April 15. A few elected representatives have expressed concerns (see this and this) but these have been isolated and not followed by concrete action.

Moreover, no one has taken the politically explosive step of asking whether, like the friends of Todashev, Tamerlan Tsarnaev could himself could have been pressured—successfully— to become an FBI undercover informant/provocateur. Such inquiries lead to places that make Americans deeply uncomfortable. But certain indisputable facts do suggest a basis for pursuing these questions. For one thing, there’s the FBI’s effort to hide its prior relationship with the Tsarnaevs. After claiming it didn’t know who the Tsarnaev brothers were when they were first identified as suspects on the basis of spectators’ photos of the bombing scene, the FBI was essentially forced—by the Russian government, no less—to  admit that it had been monitoring and interacting with the Tsarnaev family two years before the Boston bombing.

This must be coupled with Tamerlan’s striking transition in the last few years. A seemingly happy and comparatively “normal” young man eager to become an American citizen and live the American dream morphed into a conspicuous radical, loudly acting out in a mosque and traveling to his home in Dagestan, where he aroused suspicion of being a provocateur, openly trying to convince others to take up arms.

He could have been an authentic convert, or he could have been something else.

As is well established and well documented, the FBI has a long history of recruiting vulnerable individuals to infiltrate organizations and networks, gain their trust, and in some cases to encourage violent acts. Just one of many examples is the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center (the “first” attack on the WTC), with an FBI undercover informant at the core of the plot—which resulted in a bomb attack that killed six people and did considerable structural damage to one of the buildings’ basement pilings.

Deeper and Deeper

In the case of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, we’ve noticed a perplexing discrepancy. While the FBI claims that it began interviewing the Tsarnaevs in response to a request from the Russians, the New York Times has cited a meeting that would predate the Russian request:

“In January 2011, two counterterrorism agents from the bureau’s Boston field office interviewed Tamerlan and family members, a senior law enforcement official said.”

Yet, in an article that appeared three days later, the same authors reported that,

“The first Russian request came in March of 2011 through the F.B.I.’s office in the United States Embassy in Moscow.”

If these dates are correct, then the FBI was talking to Tamerlan before the Russians asked them to. Why? (An email from WhoWhatWhy to Eric Schmitt, the Times’s lead reporter on the two articles, remains unanswered.)
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The FBI should be investigated

Says Livio Di Celmo, brother of the young Italian killed by a bomb placed in a Havana hotel by order of Posada Carriles

BY JEAN-GUY ALLARD — Granma International staff writer—

BY failing to act after receiving information from businessman Antonio Álvarez, who exposed Posada Carriles as he was directing the 1997 attacks in Havana, “by not acting on this information, the FBI becomes, then, another entity to add to the list of those directly and indirectly responsible for terrorism-related activities and as such should be investigated, denounced and exposed for the all world to see.”

That was the affirmation of Livio Di Celmo, brother of Fabio Di Celmo, victim of a bomb explosion on Sept. 4, 1997 in the Hotel Copacabana in the Cuban capital.

In an interview with GI, the Italian-born Canadian explained how, after reading the article by Ann Louise Bardach published on Nov. 12 The Washington Post, he became convinced that if the FBI had used Álvarez’ information like it should have, the attack could have been prevented.

Álvarez shared an office in Guatemala with buddies of Posada and had alerted the FBI regarding anti-Cuba terrorist activities that were going on before his very eyes.

“Reading that intelligence-related detectives in the Miami MDPD force have family ties with anti-Castro right-wing extremists (involved in bombings, etc..); the fact that Ed Pesquera (son of Hector Pesquera FBI director in Florida in 2003) has destroyed key evidence relating to Carriles in the summer of 2003, clearly point out a level of corruption, criminal intent, and obstruction of justice that show the degenerated level of American institutions.”

Fabio di Celmo’s brother said that “the level of corruption at Miami FBI has played a crucial role in the terrorist acts” that were carried out at that time in Cuba. “...It is evident, even to a child, that had not the FBI in Miami been infiltrated by Cuban-American terrorists (with Pesquera and his friends), and had the FBI acted on the information they had, perhaps Fabio would still be alive.”

According to Livio di Celmo, the problem does not lie solely with the FBI but also in U.S. policy toward Cuba.

“...If institutions such the FBI, CIA or Justice Department have been so much infiltrated by supporters of terrorism against Cuba, we must look at the role played by the Bush family,” Livio said, commenting that the Bush clan maintains “a tradition of fostering and courting terrorism,” and he noted the relationship between Prescott Bush – grandfather of the current U.S. president – and the Nazis in Germany.

In addition, Livio di Celmo said he was outraged by the four-year sentence handed down to Santiago Álvarez and Osvaldo Mitat: “I wonder: if they were Arabs caught with all these weapons, what sentence would they get?”
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Pakistan Samaa TV Interview With Eyewitness To Alleged Osama Bin Laden Killing

November 15, 2013



FBI AGENTS  CAUGHT LYING AGAIN


http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/11/15/pakistan-samaa-tv-interview-eyewitness-alleged-osama-bin-laden-killing/
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If the FBI agents  keeps you scared they bring home a weekly paycheck,eh?
Booh! Did I scare you?  So this is how you allow your tax dime to be spent.

In three steps. As always see link for each step.

Step 1.
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/7268/video_short_documentary_looks_back_at_the_sleeper_cell_that_wasn_t#.UouXYOInXYQ
Documentary on the Detroit Sleeper Cell that Wasn’t


DETROIT — It’s been about a decade since the “Detroit Sleeper Cell”  case imploded and ended up being a big embarrassment to the Justice Department and the FBI.

You might recall, shortly after Sept. 11, 2001,  four men were charged in Detroit with operating a sleeper cell that was plotting to pull off terrorist acts.  In 2003, two of the four men were convicted of terrorism charges.

But the defense learned that the government withheld information that might have helped their clients, and eventually in 2004 U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen vacated the terrorism convictions. Essentially, the judge concluded the case was nonsense.
- See more at: http://ticklethewire.com/#sthash.6f66yHe3.dpuf

Step 2
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/terror-factory-fbi-trevor-aaronson-book

Inside the Terror Factory
Award-winning journalist Trevor Aaronson digs deep into the FBI’s massive efforts to create fake terrorist plots.

—By Trevor Aaronson
| Fri Jan. 11, 2013

Editor's note: This story is adapted from The Terror Factory, Trevor Aaronson's new book documenting how the Federal Bureau of Investigation has built a vast network of informants to infiltrate Muslim communities and, in some cases, cultivate phony terrorist plots. The book grew from Aaronson's award-winning Mother Jones cover story "The Informants" and his research in the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California-

Step 3
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/660197443/Nichols-says-bombing-was-FBI-op.html?pg=all


Nichols says bombing was FBI op

Detailed confession filed in S.L. about Oklahoma City plot


 Feb. 22 2007

   
   
   
   

The only surviving convicted criminal in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is saying his co-conspirator, Timothy McVeigh, told him he was taking orders from a top FBI official in orchestrating the bombing.

A declaration from Terry Lynn Nichols, filed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, has proven to be one of the most detailed confessions by Nichols to date about his involvement in the bombing as well as the involvement of others.

The declaration was filed as part of Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue's pending wrongful death suit against the government for the death of his brother in a federal corrections facility in Oklahoma City. Trentadue claims his brother was killed during an interrogation by FBI agents when agents mistook his brother for a suspect in the Oklahoma City bombing investigation.

The most shocking allegation in the 19-page signed declaration is Nichols' assertion that the whole bombing plot was an FBI operation and that McVeigh let slip during a bout of anger that he was taking instruction from former FBI official Larry Potts.
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Every major terrorist event to hit the US has a FBI  informant leading the people who create the event.

1993 1st World Trade Center bombing -FBI  informant Amad Salem
1995 Oklahoma City bombing-Timothy McVeigh FBI  informant

Two reads about two FBI  informants who helped the FBI  create the Omargh bombing.
Google titles if FBI  changes my links

In Ireland  the Omargh Bombing
Whitey Bulger-FBI  informant
David Rupert FBI  informant
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http://articles.courant.com/2013-07-19/news/hc-bulger-trial-0720-20130719_1_bulger-and-flemmi-winter-hill-gang-john-connolly/2

Flemmi Testifies That FBI  informant Bulger Strangled His Girlfriend
July 19, 2013

Flemmi said Bulger strangled Davis in a house Flemmi bought for his mother in South Boston — a house next door to that of Bulger's brother William, president of the Massachusetts state Senate.

"He grabbed her by the neck," Flemmi testified. "I couldn't do it."

"Did you tell him that?" Wyshak asked.

"He knew it," Flemmi said. "He said 'Don't worry, I'll take care of it'."

When it was over, Flemmi said, Bulger stretched out for a nap while he wrapped up and removed the body. At a marsh near the Neponset River in Quincy, where they buried the body, Flemmi said, Bulger sat and rested while Flemmi dug the hole.

"You had to dig the hole?" Wyshak asked

"That's what he does," Flemmi said.

"He just kills people and lets somebody else do all the work?" Wyshak asked.

"Yes," Flemmi said.

The confrontation between Flemmi and Bulger this week, the first meeting between the two gangsters in 17 years, has captivated the city. People trying to get seats in the courtroom were lined up outside at 1:30 a.m. Friday. Five courtrooms with television monitors handled the overflow.

Flemmi testified that he and Bulger created a special fund with a portion of the proceeds from their crimes and used it to pay FBI agents and other law enforcement officers.

He said they paid Connolly about a quarter-million dollars and that Bulger had to put him on an allowance to curtail his "ostentatious" spending. Five other Boston-based agents received sums in the thousands of dollars, Flemmi testified.

One of those agents, John Newton, supplied the gangsters with a box of C4 plastic explosives, Flemmi said.

"It was a surprise when we got it," Flemmi testified.
He said Bulger shipped half of it to the Irish Republican Army and the other half ended up with a gang of criminals across the city in Charlestown.



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http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/08/omagh-bombing-intelligence-withheld-ira

Intelligence on Omagh bomb 'withheld from police'
Security forces had two agents in the Real IRA but did not share that information with Northern Ireland officers, report claims


    Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent
    The Guardian, Wednesday 7 August 2013
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1993 1st World Trade Center bombing-FBI  informant Amad Salem
FBI  agents who handle Salem- Anticev  and Floyd
1995 Oklahoma City bombing-FBI  informant Timothy McVeigh
FBI agent who handled McVeigh-Larry Potts
Omargh bombing in Ireland
Whitey Bulger -FBI  informant who supplied C4 explosives to IRA
FBI  agent who was his handler -John Connolly
Dave Rupert -FBI  informant

Mumbai terrorist attack - created by FBI  informant David Headley


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http://www.pakistankakhudahafiz.com/policy-bits/mumbai-attacks-from-2008-to-2013/

Tue, Nov 26th, 2013
 

Mumbai Attacks from 2008 to 2013

 

Mumbai Attacks from 2008 to 2013

A Case of Inter-NationalTerrorism

Today, Pakistans social media is full of hue that the Mumbai Attacks 26/11 were a false flag operation, having preplanned ulterior motives – is this counter-propaganda or does this popular public sentiment hold some grounds in truth?

Indeed, the elongation of the trials related to Mumbai 26/11, huge and repeated international bullying from the Indian side purporting Pakistan to be an instigator of terror, and the demeaning of the national morale of the Pakistani people lead to the desire of extensive scrutiny and counter-investigation over the case by many intellectuals, on individual and institutional basis. In this continuation, PKKH, an institution aspiring to be a leading policy-giver to the state, has most recently gathered its resources to be able to discover any possible conclusion to the demise, and perhaps bring some kind of respite to the people of Pakistan and that part of the world community which is always waiting for common-sense-conclusive truth.

In the process of our investigation, we have found that Mumbai 26/11 presents a copious exhibition of how terrorism is an inter-national phenomenon and how the theme of terror facilitates the accomplishment of goals otherwise abstract to the social status-quo. The Mumbai Case alone puts into question the involvement of at least six states in its making; Pakistan, Kashmir, Nepal, Russia, the United States and India itself.

Kassab’s claim that he was arrested 20 days prior to the attacks – Fahim Ansari providing hand-sketched maps to Shahabuddin (both in Indian jail at that time), and Sahabuddin handing the maps to Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi stationed in Paksitan via someone in Nepal – the US giving 18 warnings of an attack on Mumbai via sea, and the Indians not securing their coast – the email account from which India alleged ‘claimed responsibility’ of attacks being later disclosed by Google as located in Russia; all this clues of a game being cooked between many friends and foes. It gives an insight on how the US, wishful of the superpower status, while on the face deems it necessary to ‘pressure other countries to adopt American values and practices regarding human rights and democracy’; but in this case, it is evident that it covertly sold a false-flag option from its well-tried Chaos Theory to India.

The United States’ giving prior warnings of the attacks to India are two-faced – on one side, they show a US concerned with the greater good of humanity, and the other side shows their inability to convince a favorite ally to secure its coast of such a national calamity! How extensive was their intelligence in India, what exactly did they warn of and who were their informants, would perhaps be questions the answers of which would be the easiest way to come to quick conclusions, keeping in mind the precision of fact-finding the US is capable of – Why can’t the US be questioned? The US itself has kept David Headley for his involvement in the Mumbai Case; why has the US delayed Headley’s case for 5 years now, when he has reportedly been in the FBI and worked as an undercover agent for the CIA too; if so, they could sentence him for treason against their own state too. Above all this, the US provided the diplomatic backing required by India to voice its claims against Pakistan in the international podium. In fact, the US insisted on Pakistan to fulfill India’s demands without delay or question every time their delegates would meet. The same was repeated five years onward when Pakistan PM N. Sharif visited American President Obama last month. Why does the US not question India to make a complete, viable court case before it accuses Pakistan?

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300 fighter pilots.airline pilots. say 911 was created by FBI  agents and other US Government agencies in this new documentary film  SKYGATE 911 release by their group.

You are the Jury as new and existing evidence is gathered with regard to the aviation related events of September 11, 2001. Analysis includes in depth study of the Departure Gate at Dulles, In-Flight navigation and alignment combined with further scrutiny of the data provided by government agencies which far exceed the capabilities of the alleged aircraft reported. Encompassing a fresh comprehensive examination into the extreme speeds reported based on new evidence as it compares to precedent set by other aircraft accidents on the record with respect to manufacturer limitations... and more. Exhibits are presented making a strong case for a new independent investigation into the day which changed our world.

http://pilotsfor911truth.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=22498&st=0&

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Bob Graham on 9-11:

You Don't Have Everyone Moving the Same Direction Without a Head Coach Somewhere

Dec. 3, 2013

The last part of the interview of former Senator Bob Graham with the Real News Network has been posted. The theme of the interview was the culture under Bush and Cheney of "not wanting to know." Graham brings up very specifically what the FBI calls the "coincidence" of the two hijackers in the same restaurant as a Saudi agent dispatched by a Saudi consular official, who invites them to San Diego.

When the interviewer asks what should be taken up in a re-opened investigation, Graham says that a new probe should ask whether there was someone assisting the hijackers, and what was "the extent of Saudi involvement."

Asked whether there is any evidence linking Prince Bandar to the attacks, Graham responds that there is some evidence that he can't talk about, and adds:

"But the fact that he [Bandar] had, and exercised as aggressively as he did, his special entrée at the White House, raises questions about why was he using that special entrée, for instance, to get people who were persons of interest to U.S. intelligence and law enforcement, out of the country before they could be interviewed."

The interviewer presses on Bush and Bandar, and whether there was a deliberate attempt "not to know." Graham answers:

"[I]t was so pervasive that virtually all of the agencies of the federal government were moving in the same direction, from a Customs agent at an airport in Orlando who was chastised when he denied entry into the United States to a Saudi, to the President of the United States authorizing large numbers of Saudis to leave the country, possibly denying us forever important insights and information on what happened. You don't have everybody moving in the same direction, without there being a head coach somewhere who was giving them instructions as to where he wants them to move."

Asked if this includes both before and after the events of 9/11, Graham says:

"Primarily before the event. After the event, it shifts from being an action that supports the activities of the Saudis, to actions that cover up the results of that permission given to the Saudis to act."

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SEE LINK FOR VIDEO AND FULL STORY
The FBI  Sensitive Informant Program is a taxpayer funded FBI  program where FBI  agents and FBI  informants
are assigned to work for members of Congress and the US Senate; for members of the US Supreme Court; in radio television and print media; to spy on and control these organizations and individuals.



http://bobmccarty.com/2013/12/05/everything-redacted-in-4-page-document-about-the-fbis-sensitive-informant-program/

Redacted in 4-Page Document About the FBI’s ‘Sensitive Informant Program’
December 5, 2013

Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue has received three heavily-redacted batches of recently-declassified documents from the FBI in recent days as partial responses to his ongoing quest for materials related to the Bureau’s “Sensitive Informant Program.”  The most recent document, however, could qualify as the most-heavily-redacted document ever offered in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.  Everything — four pages in all — is redacted!  See pics below.

OKC FBI TRANSP 1 OKC FBI TRANSP 2

OKC FBI TRANSP 3OKC FBI TRANSP 4

In an email message Thursday morning, Trentadue describes this latest set of documents as “certainly in line with the Administration’s position on FOIA and the need for ‘transparency.’”

Trentadue has sought details about the “Sensitive Informant Program” in an effort to learn more about the brutal death of his brother, Kenneth Trentadue, under suspicious circumstances while in custody at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City in 1995 and about the connection he believes exists between his brother’s death and the investigation of the Oklahoma City Bombing.

As I reported in a Nov. 21 update to this post, federal Judge Clark Waddoups has set May 5, 2014, as the date on which a new Oklahoma City Bombing trial will begin in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division.  The trial will begin at 8:30 a.m. local time, is expected to last three days and could produce some bombshells.

To learn more about Trentatude’s long-running legal battle with the FBI, watch the chilling one-hour video below:

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* DXer: The USAMRIID today formally refused to disclose where the mice were kept in the Bacteriology Suite B3 pursuant to this passive mouse experiment that Bruce Ivins worked on in September 2001 on the grounds that “the public interest consideration in the disclosure of such information does not outweigh preventing the disclosure of such information.”

Posted by Lew Weinstein on December 6, 2013

SEE LINK FOR FULL STORY
http://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/

DXer reasons that if USAMRIID had not withheld and destroyed the documents that would have permitted Dr. Ivins to reconstruct his time in September and October 2001, perhaps his suicide could have been avoided. USAMRIID wrongly told him his emails could not be retrieved. The person forgot to provide the documents relating to activity in his suite until after the grand jury. Then key Lab Notebooks were withheld from him, courtesy of the FBI. Key notebooks from 2001 have still not been produced.

Years later, USAMRIID now has chosen to block the path that might allow Dr. Ivins’ name to be cleared and his alibi tested. Given that the public interest clearly outweighs any countervailing interest in the identification of one animal room in the B3 suite (as it existed in 2001) versus another, USAMRIID will owe attorneys fees. The people deciding the issue appear not to understand Amerithrax or the public interest in knowing why Dr. Ivins was in the lab late onSeptember 28, 29, 30, 2001. It was a failure to understand such operational security issues that led to the decades-long mess in the first place.

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Utahn battling U.S. over brother's death

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9/11 Link To Saudi Arabia Is Topic Of 28 Redacted Pages In Government Report; Congressmen Push For Release
By Jamie Reno
on December 09 2013 2:09 PM


Since terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, victims’ loved ones, injured survivors, and members of the media have all tried without much success to discover the true nature of the relationship between the 19 hijackers – 15 of them Saudi nationals – and the Saudi Arabian government. Many news organizations reported that some of the terrorists were linked to the Saudi royals and that they even may have received financial support from them as well as from several mysterious, moneyed Saudi men living in San Diego.


Saudi Arabia has repeatedly denied any connection, and neither President George W. Bush nor President Obama has been forthcoming on this issue.

But earlier this year, Reps. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., and Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., were given access to the 28 redacted pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry (JICI) of 9/11 issued in late 2002, which have been thought to hold some answers about the Saudi connection to the attack.

"I was absolutely shocked by what I read," Jones told International Business Times. "What was so surprising was that those whom we thought we could trust really disappointed me. I cannot go into it any more than that. I had to sign an oath that what I read had to remain confidential. But the information I read disappointed me greatly."
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The public may soon also get to see these secret documents. Last week, Jones and Lynch introduced a resolution that urges President Obama to declassify the 28 pages, which were originally classified by President George W. Bush. It has never been fully explained why the pages were blacked out, but President Bush stated in 2003 that releasing the pages would violate national security.

While neither Jones nor Lynch would say just what is in the document, some of the information has leaked out over the years. A multitude of sources tell IBTimes, and numerous press reports over the years in Newsweek, the New York Times, CBS News and other media confirm, that the 28 pages in fact clearly portray that the Saudi government had at the very least an indirect role in supporting the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attack. In addition, these classified pages clarify somewhat the links between the hijackers and at least one Saudi government worker living in San Diego. 

Former Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., who chaired the Joint Inquiry in 2002 and has been beating the drum for more disclosure about 9/11 since then, has never understood why the 28 pages were redacted. Graham told IBTimes that based on his involvement in the investigation and on the now-classified information in the document that his committee produced, he is convinced that “the Saudi government without question was supporting the hijackers who lived in San Diego…. You can't have 19 people living in the United States for, in some cases, almost two years, taking flight lessons and other preparations, without someone paying for it. But I think it goes much broader than that. The agencies from CIA and FBI have suppressed that information so American people don't have the facts."

Jones insists that releasing the 28 secret pages would not violate national security.

“It does not deal with national security per se; it is more about relationships,” he said. “The information is critical to our foreign policy moving forward and should thus be available to the American people. If the 9/11 hijackers had outside help – particularly from one or more foreign governments – the press and the public have a right to know what our government has or has not done to bring justice to the perpetrators."

It took Jones six weeks and several letters to the House Intelligence Committee before the classified pages from the 9/11 report were made available to him. Jones was so stunned by what he saw that he approached Rep. Lynch, asking him to look at the 28 pages as well. He knew that Lynch would be astonished by the contents of the documents and perhaps would join in a bipartisan effort to declassify the papers.

"He came back to me about a week ago and told me that he, too, was very shocked by what he read,” Jones said. “I told him we need to join together and put in a resolution and get more members on both sides of the aisle involved and demand that the White House release this information to the public. The American people have a right to know this information."

A decade ago, 46 senators, led by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., demanded in a letter to President Bush that he declassify the 28 pages.

The letter read, in part, "It has been widely reported in the press that the foreign sources referred to in this portion of the Joint Inquiry analysis reside primarily in Saudi Arabia. As a result, the decision to classify this information sends the wrong message to the American people about our nation's antiterror effort and makes it seem as if there will be no penalty for foreign abettors of the hijackers. Protecting the Saudi regime by eliminating any public penalty for the support given to terrorists from within its borders would be a mistake.... We respectfully urge you to declassify the 28-page section that deals with foreign sources of support for the 9/11 hijackers."

All of the senators who signed that letter but one, Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), were Democrats.

Lynch, who won the Democratic primary for his congressional seat on that fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001, told IBTimes that he and Jones are in the process of writing a “Dear Colleague” letter calling on all House members to read the 28 pages and join their effort.

"Once a member reads the 28 pages, I think whether they are Democrat or Republican they will reach the same conclusion that Walter and I reached, which is that Americans have the right to know this information," Lynch said. “These documents speak for themselves. We have a situation where an extensive investigation was conducted, but then the Bush [administration] decided for whatever purposes to excise 28 pages from the report. I'm not passing judgment. That was a different time. Maybe there were legitimate reasons to keep this classified. But that time has long passed.”

Most of the allegations of links between the Saudi government and the 9/11 hijackers revolve around two enigmatic Saudi men who lived in San Diego: Omar al-Bayoumi and Osama Basnan, both of whom have long since left the United States.

In early 2000, al-Bayoumi, who had previously worked for the Saudi government in civil aviation (a part of the Saudi defense department), invited two of the hijackers, Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi, to San Diego from Los Angeles. He told authorities he met the two men by chance when he sat next to them at a restaurant.

Newsweek reported in 2002 that al-Bayoumi’s invitation was extended on the same day that he visited the Saudi Consulate in Los Angeles for a private meeting.

Al-Bayoumi arranged for the two future hijackers to live in an apartment and paid $1,500 to cover their first two months of rent. Al-Bayoumi was briefly interviewed in Britain but was never brought back to the United States for questioning.

As for Basnan, Newsweek reported that he received monthly checks for several years totaling as much as $73,000 from the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar, and his wife, Princess Haifa Faisal. Although the checks were sent to pay for thyroid surgery for Basnan’s wife, Majeda Dweikat, Dweikat signed many of the checks over to al-Bayoumi’s wife, Manal Bajadr. This money allegedly made its way into the hands of hijackers, according to the 9/11 report.

Despite all this, Basnan was ultimately allowed to return to Saudi Arabia, and Dweikat was deported to Jordan.

Sources and numerous press reports also suggest that the 28 pages include more information about Abdussattar Shaikh, an FBI asset in San Diego who Newsweek reported was friends with al-Bayoumi and invited two of the San Diego-based hijackers to live in his house.

Shaikh was not allowed by the FBI or the Bush administration to testify before the 9/11 Commission or the JICI.

Graham notes that there was a significant 9/11 investigation in Sarasota, Fla., which also suggests a connection between the hijackers and the Saudi government that most Americans don’t know about.
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9/11 : The National Sore-Spot

by James Hufferd, PhD                                                                            Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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     One of the great themes of modern literature is that of the Chosen, the few, the proud, survivors of a cataclysm or apocalypse. So, welcome to the party! You are The Redeemed! Let me explain before you go and blow it. It seems the emergent world (if that’s what it was doing) of rational humans ended on September 11, 2001. And you who stubbornly continue to apply the promising highest product of mind-propelled civilization, millennia-distilled principled scientific reasoning, to its ultimate test-case for most among us, at least in modern times, our understanding of 9/11, are in a real sense the survivors, the surviving seed for repopulating an evolved human culture on this planet.

     All others capable of apprehending mega-events remain in various phases of denial or still holed up in protective caves of their own construction, amounting in practical terms to the same thing.

     Meanwhile, myth-dependence and faith-based, as distinguished from evidence-based navigation as a mode of global- or cosmic-scale understanding, long thought to be dying out among the normally- or well-educated, seems to have received a spectacular shot of adrenaline as a protective reflex in the presence of what people are told, and the untrained eye construes as a terrifying, purely-evil alien attack, well beyond our capacity (we are told) to construe rationally otherwise: What you see is what you get, to quote Walter Mitty, or somebody.

     Hence, we’re told, it’s foolish (as well as unpatriotic, mischievous, and affording comfort to the enemy) to consort with anyone who’s such a blatant idiot as to not accept what couldn’t be more obvious. They are out to get us, and that’s that, it’s reasoned, shortsightedly, by nearly everyone for outward consumption. We know who did it and we saw what they did, leaving no need to quibble. Go sick ‘em!

     And beyond the simpleminded reluctance to critically examine society-wide, as Constitutionally-guaranteed due process would require, there is a profound fear dictating avoidance for most “good citizens” in the prospect of being seduced by heresy. Religious dissenters have traditionally been shunned and avoided by others, who want to claim and keep all the goodies, assurances, and comforts held out as rewards and inducements for conformity to community-wide consensual beliefs. If all else fails to dissuade from straying, resort is even made by those in gainful authority to ginned-up threats of eternal torment, based on “the Deity said…” And in the case of 9/11-related obedience to orthodoxy, all things quite literally work together for bad for you, at least superficially, if you seriously wander, and especially if you try to persuade others to deviate from the explanation that serves and suits authority.

     All other conspiracy theories are authoritatively declared “outrageous” (implying that the official conspiracy – OCT – is merely “rageous”, one must suppose). And if you deviate, you will lose or loosen ties with friends and relations. Many of your fledgling social contacts and prospective friends in particular will cut you off and avoid any and all contact. People will warn others about you. Your employer and public and private patrons, funders, and buyers of your services will set you adrift. Your career, if any, might well be toast, your perks gone. Another step beyond: many fear that FEMA camps that some warn of will turn out to be the new post-modern leper colonies, Gulags, or “resettlement centers”, mostly incommunicado, placed away from access to the herd in cold, isolated places with inadequate heat and dwindling edibles.

     I don’t personally know if the FEMA camp legends are true or to what extent. But I do know that 9/11 is a sore-spot in our scoured and myth-laced national record even to professional chroniclers and mainstream historians of all stripes, who conspicuously leave its details and origins either out of their otherwise just-coherent-enough narratives altogether or deliberately render it vague and indeterminate. Because they could easily simply plug in the official story (as a few do) to fill in these gaps, this maddening tendency of the balance of them probably means they secretly comport with our assessment that the truth has been covered up, but would fight to the death to avoid actually saying so – because they know the consequences. It’s a glaring instance of the “spiral of silence” spotlighted by German writer Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann in her 1990s book by that title: don’t dare be caught naked alone.

     To tempt ostracism myself, even here (though I am not an atheist, and probably he isn’t), I quote the wisely-anonymous little boy who once observed, “Religion is believin’ what you know ain’t so.” And venture to opine that most people probably know down-deep lots of things they won’t let on and are unwilling to face head-on. But, in this case, what they refuse to embrace or believe can hurt and maybe kill them. Because the perpetrator strain are still at large and at work.

     Our national motto ought to be, “Say it isn’t so.” Which doesn’t change one iota the verifiable fact that it is. If there is a breaking point to come at which all of that deeply-held knowledge I posit exists will come whooshing out and can’t be bottled back up is anybody’s guess.

JH/12/13/13  

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2 stories as always about your bodyguyards funded by your tax dime


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Judge orders detention of Maplewood National Guardsman suspected of ID theft
   12/16/2013

An FBI agent acknowledged Monday that two undercover employees posing as members of a militia group came up with the idea of buying a secret list of names from a Minnesota Army National Guard member, and not vice versa.

But Special Agent Chris Crowe said that the soldier, Keith Michael Novak, self-styled commander of a Minnesota militia named the 44th Spatha Libertas ("Swords of Freedom") knew his list was valuable "prior to any dollar value being put on those names."

Crowe said that list of service members' names, Social Security numbers and other data could be used to make fake IDs to get on military bases or even get into the Utah Data Center, the facility operated by the National Security Agency. The undercover FBI employees had posed as members of a Utah-based militia.


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http://trevoraaronson.com/



“Compelling, shocking, and gritty with intrigue.”

—Publishers Weekly

“A real eye-opener that questions how well the country’s security is being protected.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“The Terror Factory is a damning exposé of how the government’s front line against terrorism has become a network of snitches at the end of their ropes, and FBI agents desperate to thwart a terrorist plot even if it means creating one.”
—Will Potter, Green is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege

“A disturbing window into America’s war on terror. In story after story, Aaronson reveals in detail how the FBI and its informants are creating crime rather than solving it. This is an important piece of journalism.”
—Alexandra Natapoff, Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice

“Aaronson explains just how misguided and often deceptive FBI terrorism sting operations have become.”
—James J. Wedick, former FBI Supervisory Agent
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 Boston Bomber Believed He Was a Victim of Mind Control

 

Tamerlan Tsarnaev feared he had been brainwashed to act on trigger phrase

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
December 16, 2013


Suspected Boston marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev believed that he was a victim of mind control, according to the results of a five month investigation published yesterday by the Boston Globe.

Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout with police four days after allegedly carrying out the bombings with his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was thought to have “some form of schizophrenia,” according to family friends, while his mother said Tsarnaev “felt like there were two people living inside of him.”

    “He believed in majestic mind control, which is a way of breaking down a person and creating an alternative personality with which they must coexist,” Donald Larking, a 67-year-old who attended a Boston mosque with Tamerlan, told the Globe. “You can give a signal, a phrase or a gesture, and bring out the alternate personality and make them do things. Tamerlan thought someone might have done that to him.”

The link between allegations of mind control and violent acts such as political assassinations or terror attacks has been a running theme in numerous different high profile cases.

Aurora theater gunman James Holmes said he was “programmed” to carry out the massacre by an “evil” therapist, according to an alleged inmate of the ‘Batman’ shooter. Steven Unruh claims that Holmes told him he “felt like he was in a video game” during the shooting and that he had been brainwashed with the aid of neuro-linguistic programming.

The parallels between James Holmes and another alleged victim of mind control – RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan - are astounding.

As the London Independent reported in 2005, evidence strongly indicates that Sirhan was a Manchurian candidate, a victim of mind control who was set up to be the fall guy for the murder. Sirhan was described by eyewitnesses as being in a trance-like state as he pulled the trigger.

“There was no way Sirhan Sirhan killed Kennedy,” said (Sirhan’s lawyer Larry) Teeter….He was the fall guy. His job was to get busted while the trigger man walked out. He wasn’t consciously involved in any plot. He was a patsy. He was unconscious and unaware of what was happening – he was the true Manchurian Candidate.”

The CIA’s use of mind control to create killers is a matter of historical record. MK-ULTRA was the code name for a covert, illegal CIA human research program, run by the Office of Scientific Intelligence that came to light in 1975 through investigations by the Church Committee, and the Rockefeller Commission. 14-year CIA veteran Victor Marchetti insists that the program is ongoing and has not been abandoned.

According to his lawyers, Sirhan Sirhan “was an involuntary participant in the crimes being committed because he was subjected to sophisticated hypno programming and memory implantation techniques which rendered him unable to consciously control his thoughts and actions at the time the crimes were being committed,” and served only as a diversion for the real assassin.

Jared Lee Loughner, the gunman who shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed six other people, was also obsessed with mind control.

Were the Tsarnaev brothers set up or brainwashed into carrying out the Boston marathon bombing? It’s a claim that would be virtually impossible to prove, but it would explain a number of extraordinary contradictions pertaining to the case, including why the brothers apparently shouted “we didn’t do it” during their shootout with police.

The aunt of Tamerlan Tsarnaev claims that the footage which emerged of police arresting a naked uninjured man was her nephew, contradicting the official narrative that Tsarnaev was critically injured in a shootout and suggesting he may have been killed while in custody.

According to Tamerlan’s mother Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the FBI “were controlling his every step.” It was subsequently confirmed that both the FBI and the CIA added the brothers to at least two terrorist watch lists in late 2011.

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* Congressman Rush Holt has raised questions about the FBI investigation of the anthrax attacks for years … He has asked the GAO to investigate … but no answers are forthcoming … is the GAO now part of the coverup?

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Source cites probable link between Montevideo, Minn., militia suspect and arrested Guardsman

 December 20, 2013
‘High probability’ that ‘Keith’ mentioned by Buford Rogers is Keith Novak, suspected of ID theft.
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On the day he was arrested last May, Montevideo militia group member Buford “Bucky” Rogers told an FBI agent that he knew a man named Keith who was involved in intelligence work for the National Guard and was also involved in militia activity, according to an FBI interview transcript made public Friday.

There is “a high probability” that the “Keith” that Rogers named is Keith Novak of Maplewood, Minn., the Guardsman and member of a militia organization who was arrested last week for stealing the names and Social Security numbers of Army members as part of an identity theft scheme, according to a source who has knowledge of both cases.

The source said Novak had his security clearance removed last summer when he was under investigation.

The FBI has made no statement that the two men are linked. Both men, however, are alleged by the FBI to have spoken of bombing government facilities, although neither been charged for a such a crime.

Rogers, a member of a small group called the Black Snake Militia, planned an attack on the police station and National Guard facility and the bombing of a radio tower, all in Montevideo, the FBI alleged at the time of his arrest. He was indicted for possessing illegal explosives and a firearm.

An FBI agent testified Monday that Novak belonged to the 44th Spatha Libertas or “Sword of Freedom” militia and had discussed bombing a National Security Agency facility in Utah, although he has not been charged with that. He was described in court documents as a “Human Intelligence Collector” for the Minnesota Army National Guard and an “intelligence analyst” when he was a member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Divison.

Novak’s case has been forwarded to a federal grand jury for possible indictment.

Asked if the “Keith” Rogers spoke about to the FBI was Novak, Nicole Engisch, chief of the criminal division of the U.S. attorney’s office in Minneapolis, which is prosecuting both cases, declined to comment.

Transcript covers three hours

A redacted portion of the transcript of Rogers’ interview was made public by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeanne Graham as a result of a motion filed by Star Tribune attorney John Borger.

A transcript for the first 40 minutes was not released because FBI Agent Shane Ball had not yet read Rogers his rights, Graham ruled. But the remaining portion, which lasted about three hours, was made available. Because of the redactions it is not clear whether Rogers ever mentioned Keith’s last name.

Rogers refers to other alleged militia members in the interview, including a man named Tim from Texas who stayed with the Rogers family and left after a disagreement. While it is not spelled out, the FBI has previously referred to an unidentified man who stayed with the family, then fled to Texas and told the FBI that Rogers was planning a terrorist attack. That prompted the FBI to arrest Rogers.

If Tim is the informant, Rogers appeared to have a completely different take on the disagreement.

“He likes bombs and the reason we basically just kicked him out of the group is because he was violent and we don’t want that kind of [expletive],” Rogers says of Tim. “Everything about law enforcement and government he does not like. And I would consider him dangerous, yes.”

Despite the explosive devices the FBI found, Rogers told Agent Ball that he was opposed to violence, including the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building and the Boston Marathon bombing this year.

“Don’t tell anybody this, but I always wanted to be an FBI agent,” Rogers told Ball.
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Are 9/11 Truthers Anti-Israel?

An interview with Elias Davidsson

More than twelve years have passed since 9/11 happened. Although the 9/11 Commission produced a voluminous “9/11 Commission Report”, it did not provide answers to central questions concerning the circumstances of this horrendous crime. Critical observers have noted numerous glaring omissions, contradictions, anomalies and misrepresentations in this report. Even the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the 9/11 Commission admitted in a joint book they later published, that their report was deficient in many ways and that the Commission had been lied to by government agencies. One of the reactions to this deficient report was the emergence of a “truth movement”, which consists of experts from different scientific fields, who question the official narrative and demand a truly independent investigation of the crime.

Elias Davidsson is one of these “truthers” who challenges the official narrative on 9/11.

He is also concerned about the claim made by some “truthers” that Israel was behind the attacks. He is not, by any means, a sympathizer of Israel. On the contrary, as his writings demonstrate, he not only denounces the oppressive policies of the State of Israel against the Palestinians, but considers that state as inherently dangerous for its neighbors. The fact should be mentioned that he is Jewish and has family in Israel.

Davidsson’s concern appears justified. The catchwords “9/11 and Israel” produce over 66 million hits on Google. Immediately after the attacks some traces to an “Israeli connection” were publicized in U.S. media, including by media notoriously supportive of Israel, such as Fox News.
About this and other topics regarding 9/11, I talked to Mr. Davidsson after he presented in Bonn, Germany, in November 2013, his book Hijacking America’s Mind on 9/11: Counterfeiting Evidence, released in May in New York.

Ludwig Watzal: A few months ago you published the book Hijacking America’s Mind on 9/11. What made you write this book twelve years later, when all questions concerning the 9/11 attacks seem to have been answered?

hijack_DVElias Davidsson: In 2002, it was pointed out to me, that the official account on 9/11 is dubious. Until then, I believed what mass media told us, namely that the mass murder had been orchestrated by Al Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden and executed by 19 fanatic Muslims. At first, I doubted that the contrary evidence – published by Thierry Meyssan – was credible. Yet, my sense of curiosity led me nevertheless to check the facts. I discovered that grounds for suspicion were justified. This led me to extend my research of 9/11. I was not alone in this endeavor. One of the main focuses of such research was the puzzling demise of the Twin Towers. A consensus is gradually emerging among engineers and architects that the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and building WTC No 7 had been demolished by explosives and/or more exotic means. This conclusion implies official malfeasance and complicity in mass murder. Yet the question remained nagging me: what to make of the other part of the official account, namely the alleged participation of 19 Islamic fanatics in hijacking four airliners, steering them to death and succeeding to avoid interception by the US air force. I decided, therefore, to search for evidence supporting these claims. I discovered that such evidence does not exist. Not a shred of it. This may sound unbelievable, yet despite the most exacting searches, I could not find any such evidence. I also discovered that there exists no evidence that passenger airliners crashed on 9/11: The FBI actually admitted to have failed to link the wreckage of the crashed aircraft to the airliners that were allegedly hijacked. Having made these discoveries, I found it necessary to deal with an additional puzzle, namely what to make of the telephone calls that were allegedly made from the hijacked planes and in which passengers and crew members reported hijackings. I spent a great deal of time to track and analyze all known phone calls. These analyses represent until now, to my knowledge, the most thorough examination of the 9/11 phone calls. I concluded that the callers did not report real events. They did not lie, yet did not say the truth. I won’t reveal here the solution of this paradox and its sinister sequels. Readers are invited to track my analysis and draw their own conclusions from the wealth of details provided in the book. As I finished the book, any doubt that might have lingered in my mind regarding the identity of the 9/11 plotters, dissipated: I became convinced that 9/11 was an inside job by the US military.

LW: There are still many people who believe that the alleged hijackers were able to steer an airliner onto the Pentagon.

ED: To these individuals I only say: The first step in investigating a plane crash is to determine its identity and the identities of its passengers. The next step would be to determine who among the passengers might have had a motive and the capabilities to cause the crash. In the case of 9/11, neither the identities of the debris were determined nor was the presence of the 19 suspects in the planes ever proven. For this reason, it is moot to examine their alleged flight skills. One does not examine the flight skills of ghosts. Those who nevertheless attempted to examine the flight skills of the alleged hijackers discovered that precisely the pilot of flight AA77, which allegedly crashed on the Pentagon, was a completely incompetent pilot who could not, according to his teachers, properly maintain a one-motored Cessna in the air. While even an amateur pilot might have been able to steer an aircraft onto the huge roof of the Pentagon, professional pilots doubt that any pilot could have steered a Boeing 757 horizontally at 500 mph with an altitude of 15 feet above the ground (the aircraft is said to have crashed horizontally on the side of the Pentagon between the first and second floor).

LW: Shortly after the attacks the story of Osama bin Laden and his men were aired worldwide and nobody dared to question it. Do you think that bin Laden from a cave in Afghanistan could have masterminded such an attack with dilettantes armed with box cutters?

ED: Before asking whether bin Laden could have masterminded anything, it is worthwhile to note that the U.S. government had never accused him of complicity in 9/11, as admitted by the FBI in 2006. The U.S. government did not even take seriously the conclusion of the German Upper Court of Hamburg (Oberlandesgericht), that Osama bin Laden had selected Mohamed Atta and his friends to conduct 9/11. This conclusion was not shared by the US. This leaves us with the question what role Osama bin Laden played during the years in which he was depicted as a master terrorist: Was he a willing or unwitting US agent, as some maintain, or a genuine, but pathetic, fighter against Americans and Jews, as others maintain? This question has, however, no direct bearing on 9/11. A true history of Osama bin Laden has still to be written.

LW: In a speech before the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October 3, 2007, General Wesley Clark mentions an accidental meeting with Paul Wolfowitz in 1991 at the Pentagon in which Wolfowitz said that the US could use its military in the Middle East without being stopped by the Russians: “We have got about 5 to 10 years to clean up those old Soviet client regimes – Syria, Iran, Iraq – before the next great superpower comes on to challenge us.” And Clark continued: “This country was taken over by a group of people with a policy coup. Wolfowitz and Cheney and Rumsfeld, you can name a half of dozen collaborators from the ‘Project of a New American Century’. They wanted us to destabilize the Middle East, turn it upside down, and make it under our control.” Taking this statement into account and linking it to the call of this “Project” for a “new Pearl Harbor”, what comes up to your mind regarding 9/11?

ED: It is fairly logical that after the demise of the Soviet bloc, the US had an immense window of opportunity to secure its global hegemony for decades to come. But doing so required immense resources and thus the approval of the US population. Such approval could only be secured if a traumatic event would arise, which could be ascribed to a deadly enemy. The mass-murder of 9/11 filled the bill. Such reasoning is no proof that 9/11 was an inside job. It is, however, a proof that the U.S. administration, acting on behalf of Corporate America and the military-industrial complex, possessed a huge motive to see a “new Pearl Harbor” occur.

Wolfowitz was correct in assessing the window of opportunity as five to ten years. There exists evidence that the United States began “manufacturing” its new epochal enemy (Islamic terrorism), replacing the Red Menace, precisely around 1990.

LW: The circumstances surrounding 9/11 seem to be the West’s newest and greatest taboo. To question the official narrative endangers a person’s career. Even the academic community seems afraid to ask the relevant questions. You have been in direct contact with representatives of academia over 9/11. What is your experience?

ED: The overwhelming majority of academics do not wish even to discuss 9/11, let alone examine the nuts and bolts of these events. Part of this fear is that of being ostracized by peers or even endangering one’s career. Another part of the fear is that discovering the truth about 9/11 would inevitably shatter the questioner’s comfortable world view. I suspect that many academics regard 9/11 as a Pandora’s Box, best kept locked. If 9/11 was indeed an “inside job”, that would mean that political parties, media, the business community and the judiciary have been lying to us through their teeth for more than a decade and based their various policies, including wars and massive surveillance, on a monumental lie. Not many people are willing to live with such conclusions about their cherished institutions, even if such conclusions are, in my view, justified. We have here, I argue, an unprecedented case of mass denial, a pathological phenomenon that undermines the fundaments of the Age of Reason.

LW: In an recently published article by Eric Walberg on the website Dissident Voice, the author hinted at a connection between Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the CIA concerning the 9/11 attacks. Does such collaboration makes more sense to you than the “official” story?

ED: It is possible that various states, including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Israel, Germany have provided the United States some assistance in preparing 9/11. However – and this is an important caveat – I do not believe that the governments of these states or even their intelligence services, knew about the plans of 9/11. The U.S. planners would have been foolish to share the plans of 9/11 with other states. Thus, it is likely that the Saudi authorities helped recruit some individuals to be used as patsies in the United States and later designated as hijackers. But it is unlikely that the Saudis were advised about the ultimate role of these patsies.

LW: Shortly after the attacks, there were media reports on a possible “Israeli connection”. These reports centered on Larry Silverstein, Dov Zakheim, the five “dancing Israelis” and the “Israeli art students”. Please could you unravel this tangle of guesswork for the public and give us your judgment?

ED: Larry Silverstein was and is a known real-estate mogul in New York. He is Jewish and a known friend of Israeli politicians, such as Ariel Sharon and Benyamin Netanyahu. He was for many years the owner of WTC No. 7, a 47-floor building that housed, inter alia, New York City’s Emergency Center, offices of the CIA, SEC, the Secret Service and other government bodies. In 2001, the City of New York decided to lease out the Twin Towers to private investors. One of the bidders was Larry Silverstein.

Larry Silverstein is suspected in some circles for the above reasons to be an accomplice to the mass murder of 9/11, in which several of his own employees died. Yet, he did not make any effort to cover his alleged tracks. He leased the WTC just six weeks before 9/11, announced this lease to the world, insured it against terrorism for a whopping $3.2 billion and “admitted” in a documentary film to have given on 9/11 the authorization to “pull” WTC 7 (that is to demolish the building). He then sued insurance companies for double damages, because each tower was hit by a separate aircraft, thus displaying what would be widely regarded as greed. He even admitted to have escaped death by canceling a meeting at the WTC on 9/11. And he has never attempted to conceal his friendship with controversial Israeli politicians, such as Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu.

We have here all the requisite elements: A greedy Jew, proximity to the crime, motive. It is precisely the high visibility of Larry Silverstein as an ideal villain that makes me hesitate to implicate him in the crime. His alleged complicity is simply too obvious. It is difficult to believe that a person implicated in planning arson would take out a lease of the building six weeks before the crime and announce his agreement publicly. It is even more difficult to believe that a smart businessman, such as Silverstein, would risk the electrical chair in a criminal enterprise whose outcome he could not foresee. It is far more probable that Silverstein was framed into leasing the World Trade Center by the real plotters, precisely because he is greedy, because he is Jewish, and because of his ties to Israel. More to the point: Silverstein was not in a position to manage the hijacking exercises conducted by the military on the morning of 9/11, not in a position to steer airplanes against buildings and not in a position to wire WTC 7 within hours to demolish the building. Whatever his alleged role in 9/11, if any, the coordinators of Operation 9/11 did not sit in his office, but presumably in the Pentagon, led by Donald Rumsfeld. Larry Silverstein, however, represents an ideal bogeyman.

The fact that Mr. Silverstein did not demonstrate any interest in investigating the demise of the Twin Towers he had leased, is no evidence of malfeasance. In that he acted like most Americans, who till this day do not wish to ask questions and know the truth.

Dov Zakheim is another such ideal bogeyman. He is an ordained rabbi who made it to a high position in both government and private business. He worked in the Pentagon between 1985 and 1987. From 1987-2001, Zakheim was CEO of SPC International, a high-technology firm that manufactures, inter alia, equipment to remotely control aircraft. During 2000, he served as a foreign policy advisor to George W. Bush. He was hired as a Comptroller of the Pentagon in the spring of 2001. On September 10, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld, Defense Secretary, announced to a stupefied internal Pentagon audience that the Pentagon could not track $2.3 trillion dollars in its books. This statement disappeared, as it were, into the memory hole the next day because of the deadly events, but continues to be widely quoted by Jew-bashers, who connect these missing funds to Zakheim. A Google search on the string “$2.3 billion Zakheim” yields no less than 150,000 hits. But is it at all true that the Pentagon could not track $2.3 trillion, as Rumsfeld claimed? And if that was the case, could Zakheim make that money disappear from Pentagon accounting within a few months? And if he could do so, why wasn’t he accused, charged, and prosecuted? But probably the most important question is: Why did Rumsfeld make at all this statement, and precisely on the eve of 9/11? Wouldn’t a political leader rather attempt to conceal such apparent malfeasance? Or was there a hidden motive behind this bizarre announcement?

In order to implicate Israel in the events of 9/11, the story of the “five dancing Israelis” is often invoked. There is no dispute that five young Israelis were seen photographing the Twin Towers after they were hit and possibly making signs that were interpreted as celebration. They were arrested by the New York police after a woman, only known as Maria, called the police to report their suspicious conduct, as seen from her window. Interestingly, it was highlighted in the media that these Israelis were found in the possession of box cutters when they were arrested. The theme of box cutters was to remain attached to the alleged hijackings. A mere coincidence? The boys were, anyway, kept in detention in the United States for several weeks, and then deported to Israel. Two of them appeared in an Israeli TV show and said that they were photographing the Twin Towers to “document the event”. They implied that this had been their task but did not say who tasked them with that mission. This episode suggests Israeli foreknowledge of the events. Another case of foreknowledge, also involving Israelis, is an email message received by two employees of the Israeli company Odigo two hours before the attacks. It has not been determined who sent the message and the reason for informing Odigo. One explanation would be that the plotters wished to connect Israel somehow to the attacks.

And finally, we have the canard that 4,000 Jews, forewarned, did not come to work to the World Trade Center on 9/11. A mere glance at the names and backgrounds of the WTC victims suffices to rubbish this story. Many Jews died in the Twin Towers. While this story is false, it is actually based on an authentic news report that appeared in the Jerusalem Post on September 12, 2001. According to that report, the Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed its concern about the fate of 4,000 Israelis (not “Jews”) believed to be present around or in the World Trade Center. It is not known from where the Ministry obtained the figure of 4,000. As it turned out, only 2-3 Israelis died at the World Trade Center. In order to assess whether this low ratio of Israeli fatalities is plausible or not, it would have been necessary to know how many Israeli nationals actually worked in the Twin Towers and on which floors they worked. I could find no such information. It is known, however, that an Israeli shipping company (ZIM) moved its offices from the WTC shortly before 9/11. It is not known where exactly these offices were located in the buildings. This move is also invoked by some observers as a sign of foreknowledge. If ZIM was forewarned, who was doing the warning and made ZIM thus a suspect?

LW: What might be the motives for linking Israel to 9/11?

ED: Presuming, as I do, that 9/11 served U.S. imperial – and more generally Western – interests and was executed by entities under the control of the U.S. military, the plotters had evidently to conceal their trail and engage in serious efforts to impute their crime to others. Until now they did so by attributing the crime to 19 Islamic hijackers, who are presumably dead (or never existed). As this initial story is being increasingly debunked, a fall-back position for the plotters would be to blame the attack on other entities. Recent attempts are made by members of the U.S. Congress, for example, to blame 9/11 on the Saudis. But who are better placed as bogeymen than Jews or Israel? The Nazis used this method with great success. Why wouldn’t the US elite repeat this sordid game, if it fears that its days are counted? I suspect therefore that the “Israel did it” meme in regard to 9/11 is maintained over low fire by powerful forces in the United States in reserve for the day when the American people will discover that 9/11 was an inside job. If that should happen, the US elite would suddenly “discover” evidence that Jews within the Pentagon orchestrated 9/11 in cooperation with the Mossad; that American Jews led hapless Americans to attack other countries; that Jews were responsible for the introduction of torture and extra-judicial executions and that the PATRIOT Act was a Jewish project to control Americans.

LW: After you rubbished the official narrative and the so-called Israel link, who, in your view, could have had the largest interest to commit such a horrendous crime? What geopolitical and geostrategic interests could the US have in engineering such an operation?

ED: As I already mentioned above, I consider it beyond dispute that the US military planned and executed the mass-murder of 9/11 on behalf of the US elite (which, evidently, includes also persons of Jewish descent). The operation served multiple purposes, all beneficial to the US elite: It provided justification for the occupation of Afghanistan, a strategically location in Central Asia; it provided justification for destroying and rebuilding Iraq (both of which were profitable to U.S. corporations); it provided justification for a U.S.-led global War on Terrorism; it provided justification for huge increases in military appropriations and corresponding profits of the military-industrial complex; it provided justification for the erosion of constitutional rights and international law; it provided justification for global Big Brother measures, led by the NRO and NSA; and it provided the justification for the establishment of a new and profitable security industry. All of these developments have been detrimental to human rights, individual freedoms and global peace. That is one of the reasons why I consider that challenging the official myth of 9/11 is one of the most urgent tasks facing humanity today.

LW: Mr. Davidsson thank you very much for the interview.

Elias Davidsson was born in 1941 in Palestine to Jewish parents. His parents were born in Germany but had to immigrate to Palestine due to the Nazi persecution of Jews. He lived in his youth in France, Germany and the United States until he settled finally in Iceland in 1962. After working for 20 years in the computer field, he changed to musical occupation, as a music teacher, choir master, arranger and composer. In parallel to his profession, Davidsson has for many years been involved in activism and research regarding social and global justice, peace, anti-racism and human rights. Since 1990, Davidsson has focused on the role of international law as a tool for peace and published several scholarly articles in legal journals.

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James 'Jim' Swire (born 1936) is an English doctor who is best known for his involvement in the aftermath of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, in which his daughter Flora was killed.[1]

Dr Jim Swire is a founder member of the Justice for Megrahi campaign group and is a signatory of its PE1370 e-petition which calls on "the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to open an independent inquiry into the 2001 Kamp van Zeist conviction of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988."[2]

Dr Swire described the Scottish Government's reaction to JFM's petition, with its 1,646 signatures, as "despicable".[3]

In November 2013, in response to Frank Duggan's accusation that UK relatives of Lockerbie victims were liars, Jim Swire wrote:

I do not usually reply to statements in the media from Mr Frank Duggan, however he has recently very publicly accused me of lying, concerning an event which happened in the United States embassy, where Mr Duggan was present, acting as relatives' liaison officer over the Lockerbie case, I believe.
I was also present. Mr Duggan now claims that an alleged remark to one of the British relatives was not made. It is hard to understand how he would know that because the remark was made 'off the record', confidentially in an aside to the father of another British victim. I know and trust that victim's father. The remark made to him was "Your government and ours know exactly what happened but they're never going to tell."
That is not the kind of remark which any bereaved parent is ever likely to forget, but Mr Duggan could not have overheard it; perhaps he also does not understand its implications for a bereaved family.
Perhaps whatever Mr Duggan does not hear does not happen?
I do however owe Mr Duggan and others an apology: the meeting in the US embassy in London apparently took place in February 1990 not in 1989 as I had thoughtlessly previously claimed. Forgive the weakness of an old man's memory for dates, Mr Duggan, but these days there is always Google.
Those who wish to view Mr Duggan in action may like to dig out of the net the Channel Four showing of a film about Lockerbie called The Maltese Double Cross, which was followed by a live on air discussion where again I was present, as was Mr Duggan and where I had to ask a Mr Buck Revell of the FBI (appearing by satellite) why his son had cancelled his flight on Pan Am 103 instead of getting murdered like my daughter. Mr Revell is, I understand, no longer in the FBI. If I recall correctly he told us that his son had received an unexpected change of leave dates from the army. His son was not claimed to be a member of the staff at the US Embassy in Moscow, where warnings about a terrorist threat specific to Pan Am had been posted on a staff notice board well before the tragedy.
We have always been mystified as to why the Pan Am 103 plane was 'only' 2/3 full just before Christmas.
I won't ascribe a date to that discussion group, in case my memory might again prove defective.
There was also a British near equivalent to this amazing revelation from PCAST. In her autobiographical book published in 1993 - two years after the two Libyans had been indicted over involvement in the Lockerbie disaster. Lady Thatcherwrote, speaking of the attack by the USAF on Tripoli in 1986, itself an alleged reprisal for a terrorist bombing of a German disco:
It turned out to be a more decisive blow against Libyan sponsored terrorism than I could ever have imagined....the much vaunted Libyan counter attack did not and could not take place. Gaddafi had not been destroyed but he had been humbled."[4]
I fear, Mr Duggan, we shall continue to seek the truth and since we are European citizens we have an inalienable right to that truth under the provisions of the ECHR. Please Google that.[5]
 
 
 
 
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Legal complaint in New Jersey for next month's agenda

Given the technical issues around this conference call, it was proposed and agreed to list on next month's agenda a focused discussion on the attempt to prosecute the crime of 9/11 in New Jersey.  The 62-page Complaint filed with the New Jersey  Office of Investigation on Oct. 31, 2013 is at:  http://nj911aware.org/ 

Announcements

Barbara announced that the press release, tying the DC 9/11 conference appeal for release of 9/11 government evidence to a similar need from the Kennedy Assassination archives, was sent via PRNewswire to all U.S. mainstream media, press, radio and online publications on Nov. 21, 2013, and was picked up by 115 mainstream press and media and put out under their own banners on Nov. 21 or Nov. 22, 2013, the 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination.  These include such major papers as the Boston Globe.  This release, whose follows, 
is 400 words, which is the limit for PRNewswire.  http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/911-truth-movement-makes-major-advances-in-2013-supports-jfk-assassination-truth-movement-in-calling-for-full-disclosure-of-all-records-relating-to-both-events-232818021.html  Background Video on Attorney David Meiswinkle who wrote and filed the Complaint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeIcA_KCYvU\
Barbara also announced that the video of the DC 9/11 presentations is now available online.    Please go to http://www.dc911conference.org to access the videographer's list of speakers and presentations.


Open discussion on a variety of topics of interest to the 9/11 Truth community then took place.

The teleconference was adjourned at about 9:30 p pst.

An audio recording of this teleconference can be heard here: http://houston911truth.net/audio/112713.wav

The next regular 9/11 Truth Teleconference is tentatively scheduled for Sunday 29 December at 2p EST.   Please send advance agenda items to facilitator Ken Freeland, diogenesquest@gmail.com, by 26 December.
Minutes and audio recordings of the 911 Truth Teleconference

(This monthly teleconference for leaders and representatives of local 9/11 truth activist organizations from around the United States and Canada, and other entities of the 9/11 truth movement, is held on the last Wednesday evening of each month at 8 pm Eastern time.  For more information, or to request an invitation to the teleconference, please write  Ken Freeland or Craig McKee.)



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Declaration of Richard L. Wade, PhD MPH on Deficient Security in Fall 2001 At USAMRIID Relating To Control of Anthrax

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 1, 2014

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* DXer … It’s naive and uninformed to think that Al Qaeda could not have obtained Ames just because it tended to be in labs associated with or funded by the US military. … The reality is that a lab technician, researcher, or other person similarly situated might simply have walked out of some lab that had it.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on December 29, 2013

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a recent comment from DXer …

In mid-December 2003, two brothers, Michael Ray and James Stubbs, were arrested in a Manila suburb where they were fundraising for a charity that supported the militant islamists and allegedly in contact with militant brothers. Michael Ray, an American, had been a HVAC technician at Lawrence Livermore near San Francisco — until March 2000 — where the Defense Threat Reduction Agency had launched a program to combat the Bin Laden anthrax threat in 1998.  He had a high security pass that he permitted him to go to labs throughout Lawrence Livermore, including those combatting the Bin Laden anthrax threat.

His brother, James, Jr., also known as Jamil Daud Mujahid. James reportedly was monitored saying that he had been a classmate of bin Laden and had named his son Osama. James once was a policeman in California and a teacher in Missouri. James allegedly met with members of Abu Sayyef and Moro Islamic Liberation Front while in the Philippines doing charity fundraising. The brothers had been under surveillance at the time of their arrest. James Stubbs, according to some reports, had recently left a job as a teacher in California to study Arabic in Sudan. Other reports suggested that his recent work instead involved training dogs. Authorities allege that the brothers in May 2003 had met with several charity groups suspected of being al-Qaida fronts, founded by Osama bin Laden’s brother-in-law Khalifa.

In mid-April 2004, Patrick Hughes, Lieutenant General (Retired), Assistant Secretary for information Analysis, Homeland Security Department testified before the 9/11 Commission. He explained that interrogations and other evidence revealed that Al Qaeda wanted to strike the US with a nonconventional weapon, most notably anthrax.

It’s naive and uninformed to think that Al Qaeda could not have obtained Ames just because it tended to be in labs associated with or funded by the US military.

US Army Al Qaeda operative Sgt. Ali Mohammed accompanied Zawahiri in his travels in the US. (Ali Mohamed had been a major in the same unit of the Egyptian Army that produced Sadat’s assassin, Khaled Islambouli). Ali Al-Timimi was working in the building housing the Center for Biodefense funded by the DARPA and had access to the facilities at both the Center for Biodefense and the adjacent American Type Culture Collection. For example, Michael Ray Stubbs was an HVAC system technician at Lawrence Livermore Lab with a high-level security clearance permitting access; that was where the effort to combat the perceived Bin Laden anthrax threat was launched in 1998. Aafia Siddiqui, who attended classes at a building with the virulent Vollum strain. She later married a 9/11 plotter al-Balucchi, who was in UAE with al-Hawsawi, whose laptop, when seized at the home of a bacteriologist, had anthrax spraydrying documents on it.  Indeed, Bruce Ivins had supplied virulent Ames to a non-citizen from Egypt whose friends and classmates had been recruited personally by Dr. Ayman Zawahiri.

The reality is that a lab technician, researcher, or other person similarly situated might simply have walked out of some lab that had it.

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Shocking evidence Hitler escaped Germany
Newly declassified FBI, U.S. intel files raise startling questions
http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/shocking-evidence-hitler-escaped-germany/

Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun

WASHINGTON – Everyone knows Adolf Hitler committed suicide by gunshot in his underground bunker on April 30, 1945.

At least, that has been the conventional wisdom.

Now comes WND senior staff reporter Jerome R. Corsi’s new book, “Hunting Hitler: New Scientific Evidence That Hitler Escaped Germany.”

Examining declassified FBI and U.S. military intelligence files, Corsi makes a compelling case that U.S. investigators suspected from the beginning Hitler had escaped. For political purposes, the evidence indicates, they were willing to go along with the cover story that in the final days of World War II, Hitler married his mistress, Eva Braun, and the two took their lives in a joint-suicide ritual just before the Soviet army entered Berlin.

But the truth is, no one actually saw Hitler commit suicide. There are no photographs documenting a joint suicide of Hitler and Eva Braun, and the bodies of the two were never recovered or preserved for positive identification.

Get Jerome Corsi’s “Hunting Hitler: New Scientific Evidence That Hitler Escaped Germany” at WND’s Superstore.

In 2009, Corsi pointed out, Nicholas Bellatoni, the Connecticut state archaeologist, was allowed by the Russian Federation State Archive in Moscow to examine skull fragments the Russians have claimed for decades are proof Hitler committed suicide.

Bellatoni’s startling findings prompted Corsi to investigate further.

“What caused me to question Hitler’s suicide was Bellatoni’s DNA analysis that proved conclusively the skull fragments belonged not to Hitler, but to a 40-year-old woman unrelated to Eva Braun,” Corsi said.

In “Hunting Hitler,” Corsi posits Hitler made his way to Argentina with the help of U.S. intelligence agents that had been secretly working with the Nazis since 1943. Allen Dulles, then an agent of the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS, the predecessor agency to the CIA, was communicating secretly with top Nazis from his office in Bern, Switzerland, Corsi said.

Corsi brings to light many troubling questions, including:

    Why were the Americans unable to obtain physical evidence of Hitler’s remains after the Russians absconded with his body?
    Why did both Stalin and Eisenhower doubt Hitler’s demise?
    Why did nobody in Hitler’s bunker hear any shots fired?
    Did U.S. intelligence agents in Europe, including the OSS and Allen Dulles (who later headed the CIA under President Eisenhower), aid Hitler’s escape, as they did with so many other Nazis?
    Argentinean media reported Hitler arrived in the country and it continued to report his presence. Why have the findings not made it to the US?

Corsi relies on autopsy reports, interrogation transcripts, documents from Soviet archives, CIA reports, extensive research in the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C., and in College Park, Md., and more to back up his case.

Did U.S. intelligence help Hitler get away?

His evidence is shockingly abundant, and his clear argument lends credence to a new theory that disembowels the double-suicide narrative.

“The story Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide was a cover story, designed by U.S. intelligence agents at the end of World War II to facilitate the escape not only of Hitler and Eva Braun, but also of top Nazi war criminals such as Adolf Eichmann who was discovered in 1960 hiding in Argentina,” Corsi argued.

He presents documentary evidence Allen Dulles’ wartime mission in Switzerland included helping Martin Bormann, Hitler’s secretary, to funnel billions of dollars of Nazi ill-gotten financial gain out of Germany and invest in the U.S. and Argentinian stock markets to provide a financial cushion to survive in hiding after the war.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/shocking-evidence-hitler-escaped-germany/#GSMVkMdzEeK7moQp.99
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FBI to Students: Watch Out! Socialists Are TOTALLY Gay.

 

[flier]In 1971 the Young Socialist Alliance ended its policy of barring gays. The FBI's San Diego office seized on this announcement "to play on people's bigotries to dissuade them from joining a political organization" by creating these fliers, says Jesse Walker of the Hit & Run blog. The FBI also made another flier with women's names and said the organization was "now accepting 'les' membership."

FBI headquarters wholeheartedly approved of the smear campaign: "Bureau feels preparation of leaflets as requested in relet has merit, and you are authorized to duplicate sufficient copies on commercially obtained paper to have posted on various bulletin boards where they might be seen by majority of students at San Diego State College. It is hopeful this action will have desired effect of dissuading would-be new recruits from membership in YSA."
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I have been talking with attorney Jesse Trentadue for at least
4 years.
He is the man who has the evidence that FBI agents created the Oklahoma City bombing.
Can you name any of the agents?

Nah, didn't think so.


see link for full story

http://fox13now.com/2014/07/28/is-fbi-hiding-oklahoma-city-bombing-evidence/

Is FBI hiding Oklahoma City bombing evidence?
Posted 7:50 pm, July 28, 2014, by Ben Winslow, Updated at 10:09pm, July 28, 2014        

SALT LAKE CITY — A trial opened here today over documents and videotape of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and whether the FBI is refusing to hand it over.

Jesse Trentadue, who claims his brother was killed in an interrogation by federal agents when he was mistaken for a bombing co-conspirator, is suing for the records. The FBI said Monday it has provided everything he asked for, and everything it has.

The 1995 bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City killed 168. Trentadue claims that his requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for surveillance tapes from around the bomb site haven’t been fulfilled.

He specifically referenced a tape that purports to show a Ryder truck pull up in front of the federal building on April 19, 1995, someone walking away, and then the bomb going off. Trentadue claims it is being kept at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

FBI witnesses testified that they did not believe such a tape exists.

“I don’t have personal knowledge of it,” testified Monica Mitchell of the FBI’s Records Management Division.

He cited another document that claimed a “confidential source” said an FBI agent had attempted to sell such a tape for $1 million to a TV show. Other witnesses said they investigated and found no truth to it.

The “OKBomb” file, as it is known, is so massive that it encompasses an entire warehouse near Oklahoma City. But Trentadue insists the FBI did not query all its databases, and never even viewed the tapes they did send him.

“Is it correct, in response to this, you basically did nothing?” U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups asked Mitchell.

“We did nothing because we were confident in our search and what we located,” she replied.

Trentadue made some stunning claims in trial. He showed the judge a document he said alleges the “ATF and FBI had prior knowledge of the bomb which destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995″ but “did not take the bomb threat seriously.”

In her testimony, an FBI official who handled the “OKBomb” evidence acknowledged that a tape of convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh’s arrest was not in their custody. Linda Vernon testified that she traced the chain of custody and the tape had been returned to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Throughout trial, lawyers for the FBI insisted they provided everything to Trentadue. Judge Waddoups will ultimately decide if they did.

The case is part of a larger lawsuit Trentadue filed over the death of his brother, Kenneth, who was arrested in 1995 on a parole violation. Jesse Trentadue said his brother had been beaten to death. The Justice Department insists that Kenneth Trentadue committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell.
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The JFK Historical Group Announces Additional Speakers and New Film Presentation



The JFK Historical Group would like to announce the addition of additional speakers to its upcoming conference in Alexandria, Virginia on September 26-28. Joining our speaker lineup is
Ed Haslam, the author of Dr. Mary's Monkey: How the unsolved murder of a doctor, a secret laboratory in New Orleans and caner-causing monkey viruses are linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK assassination and emerging
global epidemics.

Gayle Nix Jackson, the author of
Orville Nix: The Missing JFK Film, will also be presenting at our conference.


Also the important new film by
Shane O'Sullivan, The Zapruder Film Mystery will be shown.


Complete information about our conference, including bios on all our presenters, is included below and in the attachments above.




The Warren Report 50 Years Later: A Critical Examination

What we know now, that we didn’t know then.

Presented By: The JFK Historical Group

David Denton, Ed Tatro, Walt Boyes, William Boyes, Ben Boyes, Casey Quinlan

September 26th-28th

Crowne Plaza Old Town Hotel, Alexandria, VA.

Many of the leading experts on the JFK Assassination and critics of the Warren Commission findings will be meeting in Washington D.C. on this weekend, to give presentations on the various
aspects of this topic.

Ed Tatro, Doug Horne, Phil Nelson, Russ Baker, Gary Powers Jr., Peter Janney, James Wagenvoord (former Life magazine editor and current whistle blower), Rick Russo, ( a key Nigel Turner
consultant), are among those who have agreed to give presentations and we are expecting others to be added as we proceed.

Dr. Cyril Wecht will be the keynote speaker at the proposed banquet.

The conference will begin at 9 AM on Friday, September 26th, and will run through the evening (there will be a meet and greet with conference speakers that evening), and all
day Saturday. On Saturday evening, we will be having a banquet dinner and our keynote speaker will be giving his presentation. The conference will conclude with presentations on Sunday morning. A more complete schedule will be released as the event gets closer.
Registration and hotel accommodation details are included below:



Conference Fees:

___$115, if paid before August 1st. After August 1st, $125. Walk –up single day session fees will be $65 per day

___ Banquet Dinner and Keynote Presentation Fee of $53.
___ For Hotel Accommodations call 703-683-6000 and ask for the JFK Historical
Group rate ($119 for single, $129 for double a night). For more information about Hotel Accommodations, go
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the reason no investigation...
Boston Marathon bombers are FBI. informants.



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http://www.milforddailynews.com/article ... /140909712


Holmes: The Tsarnaev questions

By By Rick Holmes
Local Columnist
Posted Sep. 1, 2014

From the beginning, there have been unanswered questions about the Marathon bombing. Police and prosecutors avoided them by saying there was still an investigation in progress. Politicians and public officials resisted calls for a review of what worked and what didn’t in the days between the blasts on Monday and the capture of the second Tsarnaev brother Friday night, probably to avoid having something come out that might reflect badly on them.

It’s even been hard to find an opportunity to put these questions to someone who might know the answers, especially in a public setting. So when I moderated a debate in Framingham last week between the two candidates for Middlesex District Attorney, I took the opportunity to ask a Tsarnaev question.

"On Sept. 11, 2011, three men were murdered in a Waltham apartment," I explained. Their throats were cut – "the worst bloodbath I’ve ever seen," a veteran Waltham investigator said. More than eight pounds of marijuana was left behind, and $5,000 in cash was scattered on top of the bodies.

The Middlesex DA – Gerry Leone, at the time - held a press conference, but the investigation of the triple murder seemed to go nowhere. Years later, after an even deadlier crime, journalists learned that the phone records of the victims and the statements of their friends pointed to an associate of the men named Tamerlan Tsarnaev. For some reason, investigators working in the Middlesex DA’s office never questioned him.

Marian Ryan was appointed Middlesex DA a week after the Boston Marathon bombings, and five days after Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police in Watertown. She has worked in the DA’s office for 34 years, and is now campaigning for a full term. So I asked her what part she played in the triple murder investigation, what happened with the case and, as some have speculated, whether the FBI called the DA’s off the investigation.

Ryan’s response left much unanswered. She was plugged into the case as a senior manager in the DA’s office, she said, but she wasn’t in command. "Great progress" is being made in the investigation, she said, but she wouldn’t say anything more, because she doesn’t want to tip off the guilty. No one from the FBI had told her to cool it.

Implied in my question was the question her opponent, Middlesex Clerk of Courts Michael Sullivan, made explicit in his rebuttal: Did the DA's office drop the ball on the triple murder, and did that lead to the deaths of four and the injuries to hundreds at the Marathon finish line?

Ryan replied with outrage over irresponsible "speculation" that was insensitive to the victims of the Marathon bombings. Sullivan came back with outrage over her implication that he, a family friend of one of those killed at the Marathon, was being insensitive. Then he mentioned another victim: the suspect killed while being interrogated as part of the triple murder investigation.
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Utah trial centers on FBI's Oklahoma City bombing records | The Salt ...
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/...78/trentadue-fbi-bombing-building.html.csp
Jul 27, 2014 - (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lawyer Jesse Trentadue seeks ... Trentadue says public documents he already has and news reports ...
Oklahoma City bombing centre stage in brother's court battle | World ...
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Jul 27, 2014 - Jesse Trentadue wants FBI to release video of fatal attack in case of ... Our editors' picks for the day's top news and commentary delivered to ...
Trial over Oklahoma City bombing evidence wraps up ... - KFOR.com
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Jul 31, 2014 - Jesse Trentadue, who claims his brother was killed in an ... Three minutes later, Trentadue claims, the bomb goes off. “It shows ... Filed in: News.
Trial over Oklahoma City bombing evidence ... - FOX13Now.com
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Jul 31, 2014 - Jesse Trentadue said John Matthews, whom he claimed worked as an undercover government operative in the militia ... Filed in: News.
Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing - Yahoo News
news.yahoo.com/trial-begins-case-over-oklahoma-city-bombing-17262626...
Jul 28, 2014 - Additional searches for videos that Salt Lake City lawyer Jesse Trentadue believes are being withheld would be burdensome and fruitless, FBI ...
Jesse Trentadue | KGOU
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Aug 25, 2014 - KGOU Your NPR Source Oklahoma public radio news music blues jazz global ... Utah lawyer Jesse Trentadue claims the FBI urged a former ...
Attorney claims suppressed video proves Timothy McVeigh had ...
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/.../attorney-oklahoma-city-bomber-work-artic...
Jul 28, 2014 - The case is at the heart of Jesse Trentadue's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago, which has rekindled ...
Jesse Trentadue-Oklahoma City Bombing - - News-Record.com
http://www.news-record.com/news/image_4f6c7f82-1650-11e4-a907-001a4bcf6...
Jul 28, 2014 - In this July 16, 2014, photo, Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue holds a photograph of his brother, Kenneth Trentadue, in the early 80's ...
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Couple of reads



1st read


See link for full propaganda value


http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2014/09/fbi-chief-was-irate-over-turf-battle-memo-195656.html

FBI chief was irate over turf battle memo


9/17/14 2:13 PM EDT

FBI Director James Comey said he lost his cool earlier this year over a memo reporting strife and turf battles between FBI agents and their colleagues at other federal law enforcement agencies.

"That report made my head explode," Comey said at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Wednesday. "I shared that head explosion with every leader in the FBI, to let them know how I think about it, which is that the FBI does nothing alone....The American taxpayer should have no patience for turf battles. I got none."

Comey was reacting to a question from Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) that appeared to refer to a report in August in the Wall Street Journal that an interrnal FBI survey found 61% of FBI field offices encountered what agents considered severe or moderate conflicts with other federal law enforcement agencies, such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Department of Homeland Security investigative arm known as Homeland Security Investigations.

"The jurisdiction encroachment by the ATF continues as a disturbing concern" and "mission creep by HSI is an issue in an alarming number of field offices," the memo obtained by the Journal said.

Sitting next to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Comey said the two men are in regular contact and routinely coordinate on various efforts. However, Duncan said he was concerned that reports could indicate the persistence of the kind of "stovepiping" that was blamed for U.S. officials missing signs of the September 11 attacks.

"I appreciate y'all's communication. I'm concerned about the communication where the rubber meets the road. And that's where the communication needs to happen. And if you've got turf wars going on, I'm afraid that information may not be shared appropriately," Duncan said.

Johnson said he and Comey met just Wednesday to coordinate on cybersecurity issues.





2nd read



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Nichols says bombing was FBI op

Detailed confession filed in S.L. about Oklahoma City plot


Published: Thu, Feb. 22 1:02 p.m. MST




http://m.deseretnews.com/article/660197443/Nichols-says-bombing-was-FBI-op.html?pg=all&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3Dnichols%2520potts%2520trentadue%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26ved%3D0CB0QFjAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.deseretnews.com%252Farticle%252F660197443%252FNichols-says-bombing-was-FBI-op.html%253Fpg%253Dall%26ei%3DtyoaVPecKdDNggSksICIDw%26usg%3DAFQjCNHh3i8-KbBN644chDw2pZuPdWJN2w%26bvm%3Dbv.75558745%2Cbs.1%2Cd.cWc%3Fref%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3Dnichols%2520potts%2520trentadue%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26ved%3D0CB0QFjAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.deseretnews.com%252Farticle%252F660197443%252FNichols-says-bombing-was-FBI-op.html%253Fpg%253Dall%26ei%3DtyoaVPecKdDNggSksICIDw%26usg%3DAFQjCNHh3i8-KbBN644chDw2pZuPdWJN2w%26bvm%3Dbv.75558745%2Cbs.1%2Cd.cWc



The only surviving convicted criminal in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is saying his co-conspirator, Timothy McVeigh, told him he was taking orders from a top FBI official in orchestrating the bombing.

A declaration from Terry Lynn Nichols, filed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, has proven to be one of the most detailed confessions by Nichols to date about his involvement in the bombing as well as the involvement of others. However, one congressman who has investigated the bombings remains skeptical of Nichols' claims.

The declaration was filed as part of Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue's pending wrongful death suit against the government for the death of his brother in a federal corrections facility in Oklahoma City. Trentadue claims his brother was killed during an interrogation by FBI agents when agents mistook his brother for a suspect in the Oklahoma City bombing investigation.

The most shocking allegation in the 19-page signed declaration is Nichols' assertion that the whole bombing plot was an FBI operation and that McVeigh let slip during a bout of anger that he was taking instruction from former FBI official Larry Potts.

Potts was no stranger to anti-government confrontations, having been the lead FBI agent at Ruby Ridge in 1992, which led to the shooting death of Vicki Weaver, the wife of separatist Randy Weaver. Potts also was reportedly involved in the 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in 1993, which resulted in a fire that killed 81 Branch Davidian followers.

Potts retired from the FBI under intense pressure and criticism for the cover-up of an order to allow agents to shoot anyone seen leaving the Weaver cabin at Ruby Ridge.

When contacted, the FBI's main office in Washington, D.C., said it could not provide immediate comment on Nichols' claims Tuesday.



3rd view

Attorney: Ashcroft Gagged Nichols From Exposing McVeigh's OKC ...
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/february2007/220207gaggednichols.htm
Feb 22, 2007 - Trentadue drops new bombshell on Alex Jones Show ... the Deseret Morning News identified the accused FBI provocateur as Larry Potts.
Confirmed: FBI Got Warning Day Before OKC Bombing Alex Jones ...
http://www.infowars.com/confirmed-fbi-got-warning-day-before-okc-bombing/
Feb 8, 2011 - The feds' attempt to make Nichols accept responsibility for the phone call ... “Trentadue believes the government was desperate to reach the box before ... declaration from Nichols in which he fingered FBI agent Larry Potts as ...
TERRY NICHOLS REVEALS FBI CONNECTIONS TO McVEIGH
http://www.apfn.net/messageboard/02-27-07/discussion.cgi.65.html
Feb 23, 2007 - Trentadue's death a few months after the April 19, 1995, bombing ... The agent Nichols refers to is none other than the notorious Larry Potts, ...
Confirmed: FBI Got Warning Day Before OKC Bombing
redicecreations.com/article.php?id=14198
Feb 14, 2011 - The feds' attempt to make Nichols accept responsibility for the phone call ... “Trentadue believes the government was desperate to reach the box before ... declaration from Nichols in which he fingered FBI agent Larry Potts as ...
trentadue - definition and meaning - Wordnik
https://www.wordnik.com/words/trentadue
We now know Timothy McVeigh had a FBI handler prior to the Oklahoma City bombing. google nichols potts trentadue. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED. click here ...
Terry Nichols Fast Facts - CNN.com
http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/25/us/terry-nichols-fast-facts/
Mar 29, 2014 - The FBI accused Nichols of helping build the bomb and arranging a ... Lake City, Nichols accuses Larry Potts, an FBI official, of having taken part in the ... A Utah lawyer, Jesse Trentadue, interviews Nichols in regards to the ...
Did Eric Holder Cover Up FBI's Role In '95 OKC Bomb Plot ...
americanfreepress.net/?p=2086
Dec 31, 2011 - An affidavit from Oklahoma City conspirator Nichols about the explosives ... Both were handled by FBI agent Larry Potts, a senior FBI official who ... attorney Jesse Trentadue, the Oklahoma City bombing had aspects of being ...


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Anderson Cooper: “ TWA Flight 800 Was Shot Down.”






About Silenced: Flight 800
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July 22, 2014 - AmericanThinker.com

Some truths CNN reveals only accidentally. One such truth Anderson Cooper shared on the night of July 17. In speaking about the shoot down of Malaysian airliner MH 17 earlier that day, Cooper referred back to “July 17, 1996, when TWA Flight 800 was shot down off the coast of Long Island in New York.”





TWA Flight 800 was fresh on Cooper’s mind. Two days earlier, Cooper hosted a CNN special report on the subject, “Witnessed: The Crash of TWA Flight 800.”



[Transcript of “Witnessed: The Crash of TWA Flight 800”]



To understand the depth of media-government complicity, it is useful to compare “Witnessed” with two prior videos.

One is the ironically titled, “No Survivors: Why TWA 800 Could Happen Again.” CNN created this special report for the tenth anniversary of the crash in 2006. The second is a fifteen-minute video produced by the CIA in 1997 that we will call “Zoom Climb.”

“Zoom Climb,” the theatrical highlight of the FBI investigation, was designed to negate the stubborn testimony of the eyewitnesses. An animated sequence in “Zoom Climb” shows an internal fuel tank explosion blowing the nose off the 747. According to the video's narration, TWA 800 then "pitched up abruptly and climbed several thousand feet from its last recorded altitude of about 13,800 feet to a maximum altitude of about 17,000 feet."

This rocketing aircraft was alleged to look like a missile and to have confused the eyewitnesses. This animation was essential to close the investigation. Without this zoom climb scenario, the FBI had no way to explain what hundreds of official eyewitnesses had actually seen.

In the animated sequence created for the 2006 “No Survivors,” however, CNN completely eliminated the zoom climb from its explosion scenario. http://cnn.it/UjXh5x A year ago, I addressed this discrepancy when I appeared on CNN’s “New Day” program with the producer of “No Survivors,” Jim Polk. Polk, who spoke before me, implied that there was but a single eyewitness, a helicopter pilot who said “he did see a missile before the explosion.”

I countered, “Well, unlike what Jim says, there were 270 eyewitnesses to a missile strike, 96 of them, this is FBI eyewitnesses, saw it from the horizon ascend all the way up to the plane.”

I then asked Polk, “Why did you eliminate the zoom climb if the CIA -- and what was the CIA doing involved in this in the first place -- if the CIA used that to expressly discredit the eyewitnesses?

Polk admitted the CIA zoom climb was “controversial” and conceded that CNN removed it because “there's no supporting evidence for the CIA's animation.” In “No Survivors,” however, Polk did not bother even to acknowledge the controversy, namely that the CIA had created a bogus animation to discredit the very real testimony of hundreds of eyewitnesses, and CNN knew it. “Controversial” does not do this outrage justice.

Aware, perhaps, that some viewers caught the discrepancy, “Witnessed,” split the difference between the CIA’s zoom climb and the perfectly flat trajectory of “No Survivors.” CNN did so by showing an animation produced by the NTSB three years after the CIA video to smooth out some of the absurdities in “Zoom Climb.”

In this animation, Flight 800 rises gently for about 1500 feet, corkscrews in the sky in great sweeping loops, then noses over and falls more or less straight down. Like “No Survivors,” however, “Witnessed” does not alert the viewer to the inconsistency among these videos, an inconsistency that reveals the rank dishonesty of both the CIA and NTSB productions.

“Witnessed” did, however, add some dollops of truth to the official media position. One had to do with the testimony of pilot David McClaine who witnessed the crash from an Eastwinds airliner about three thousand feet above TWA Flight 800 and some twenty miles away.

In “No Survivors,” CNN uses his testimony to support the government position. The network quotes McClaine as saying, “I did not see any missile at all.”

In fact, McClaine’s full testimony made hash out of the government position. When a few honest members of the NTSB witness group finally got to question the CIA analysts responsible for the animation in 1999, they focused on McLaine's testimony. They did so because his testimony refuted the CIA theory.

"If [TWA 800] had ascended," Robert Young of the NTSB witness group told the CIA analysts during this interview, "[McLaine] would have been concerned because it ascended right through his altitude." When a CIA analyst tried to deflect the question, Young continued. "I think [McClaine] would have noticed [the climb]," he said sarcastically. "Your analysis has it zooming to above his altitude."

In “Witnessed,” CNN allows McLaine to make the case that when he saw the explosion, “[TWA 800] went down, not up. . . . The wings fell right off the airplane right away. So how is it going to climb, or what if it had no wings?” McLaine also conceded that a missile “could have come from the other side of the airplane,” but from his position above TWA 800, he did not see it.

Young and his colleagues also grilled the CIA analysts about just how many people actually saw the purported zoom climb. “That is something that a few eyewitnesses saw,” said Analyst 1. “The guy on the bridge saw that.” The CIA, in fact, built its animation around this one individual.

On July 30, 1996, Mike Wire, a millwright who observed events from a bridge in Westhampton, had told an FBI agent exactly what he had seen, specifically “a white light that was traveling skyward from the ground at approximately a 40 degree angle. . . . the white light ‘zig zagged’ as it traveled upwards, and at the apex of its travel the white light “arched over” and disappeared from Wire’s view.” After the light disappeared, the FBI 302 continues, Wire “saw an orange light that appeared to be a fireball.”

In “Zoom Climb,” the narrator says of Wire’s testimony, “The white light the eyewitness saw was very likely the aircraft very briefly ascending and arching over after it exploded rather than a missile attacking the aircraft.”

To make its theory work, the CIA animation converted Wire’s “40 degree” climb to one of roughly seventy or eighty degrees. It reduced the smoke trail from three dimensions, south and east “outward from the beach,” to a small, two-dimensional blip far offshore. Most noticeably, it fully ignored Wire’s claim that the projectile ascended “skyward from the ground” and placed his first sighting twenty degrees above the horizon, exactly where Flight 800 would have been.

Curiously, however, the CIA narrator repeats Wire’s claim that the projectile “zig zagged,” although neither the CIA nor the NTSB animation shows the crippled plane in anything but a perfectly smooth, elliptical ascent.

In trying to reconcile these discrepancies, CIA Analyst I told the NTSB group that when the FBI “reinterviewed” Wire, he changed his story, admitting that, yes, “the light did appear in the sky.” Said Analyst I, “Now, when the FBI told us that, we got even more comfortable with our theory.”

For “No Survivors,” CNN did not bother to interview Wire. For “Witnessed,” however, a CNN producer traveled to Wire’s Pennsylvania home and interviewed him on camera. As Wire told the producer, “I was a witness to Flight TWA 800. Yes, I do believe I saw a missile.” Wire then described events almost exactly as he told the FBI in his original interview. The animation in “Zoom Climb,” he said on air, “clearly did not match anything that I witnessed.”

Unfortunately, CNN chose not to show what Wire also told the producer, and it was something of a bombshell: there was no second interview. The CIA and/or FBI concocted that interview out of whole cloth. Wire spoke to the producer at length about how the government manufactured second interviews for several key witnesses.

When I appeared on “New Day” with Jim Polk, I spoke briefly about one of these eyewitnesses, FBI Witness #73. An aviation buff, in her original interview she told the FBI how she watched a “red streak” with a “light gray smoke trail” move up towards the airline, and then go “past the right side and above the aircraft before arcking [sic] back down toward the aircrafts [sic] right wing.” She even reported the actual break-up sequence before the authorities figured it out on their own.

In her alleged second interview, #73 confessed to drinking several "Long Island Ice Teas," and these impaired her judgment. In real life, she doesn't drink, did not even know what a Long Island Ice Tea was, and, as in Wire's case, did not give a second interview. She only learned of the fraud a few years ago.

The CNN producers, Cooper included, know all of this. It may account for why “Witnessed” finally called out FBI honcho Jim Kallstrom on one of his many and egregious lies. While the viewer watches a clip of Kallstrom at a hearing, saying, “There were about 200 people that saw events in the sky that they described. None of which described a missile,” the camera scans several FBI witness statements and highlights the word “missile” in each.

Given what he knew, it is understandable that Anderson Cooper would say “TWA Flight 800 was shot down.” That very day the subtitle of “No Survivors” proved prophetic, “Why TWA 800 Could Happen Again.” Needless to say, Cooper’s flirtation with the truth could not be allowed to stand. He came back groveling a half hour or so later:

"I just want to correct something I said regarding the plane crash, earlier I said that today was the anniversary of flight TWA 800, crashing off the coast of Long Island in 1996. I believe I said that it was shot down, obviously the government said it was a center fuel tank explosion. Although some people indicated they saw a rocket, there was no evidence of that. It was ruled to be a center fuel tank explosion, so I apologize for misspeaking about that anniversary."

No evidence? And now our media are criticizing Russia for covering up the shoot down of MH 17?
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Fairness and Justice? Post-9/11 Muslim Charity Prosecution
Saturday, 20 September 2014 09:57 By Katherine Hughes, Truthout | Op-Ed



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My passion for the protection of civil liberties was sparked at the age of 14 when I saw a documentary on the Allies' liberation of Bergen-Belsen. For the past 40 years, in an effort to understand how something like that could happen, I've been reading first-hand accounts of 1930s and 1940s Europe and the former Soviet Union. Over the last 25 years I began noticing similar circumstances in both Europe and the United States: wars creating millions of refugees, financial crises, erosions of workers' rights and sharpening income inequality, along with national and individual poverty and debt, a xenophobic and racist climate, and attacks on civil liberties, including freedom of speech.

My alarm grew as I witnessed the post-9/11 demonization of Muslims. I have always known that if anything like this happened in my lifetime, not only did I not want any part of it; I did not want to be a bystander. It was for this reason that I decided to attend the trial of Rafil Dhafir, a respected oncologist from upstate New York. I knew virtually nothing about Dhafir before attending almost all of the 17-week trial in 2004. I took copious notes during the proceedings. Because of the injustice I witnessed, I've spent the last 10 years trying to let others know about the case: I started a website and have published articles and given interviews. I'm currently working on a documentary.

After publishing my last article, "Anatomy of a 'Terrorism' Prosecution: Dr. Rafil Dhafirand the Help the Needy Muslim CharityCase," in January 2012, I thought I had finally written everything I needed to about this case. A recent incident, however, has made stunningly clear the pattern of US government tactics that have made it impossible, for 12 long years, for Dhafir to mount an effective defense.

The latest incident occurred on June 18, 2014, when, for no given reason, Dhafir was taken out of the general population in the prison where he is serving his sentence and placed in the special housing unit (SHU). This happened in the midst of his last chance at a legal remedy, a 2255 habeas corpus motion. Since Dhafir has no money for an attorney, he has been working on the motion by himself, and conditions within the SHU (at one point he was denied writing material) have made such efforts extremely difficult. The deadline for the 2255 is November 4, 2014. It cannot be extended.
Though government failed to come up with anything that would stand up as such in a court of law, it clearly viewed his case as a terrorism trial.

Preparing the 2255 includes reviewing six of the requested 37 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) discs that he finally received after a two-year delay. (He recently received an additional two discs, but has had no chance to review them.) The six discs that he has reviewed have a total of 2,056 pages delivered (95 percent redacted) and 4,029 deleted pages. Even with so many pages missing and so much redacted, these pages clearly show the government's aim in this case: to connect Dhafir - no matter how tenuously - with Islamic terror and use his conviction as an example of the government's zeal in protecting the public.

Seven government agencies investigated Dhafir and his charity, Help the Needy (HTN), for many years. They intercepted his mail, email, faxes and telephone calls, bugged his office and hotel rooms, went through his trash and conducted physical surveillance. The FOIA request has revealed that there were many full-time agents working on the case, often doing overtime and working holidays. Many agencies across the country and around the world, in places as widespread as Detroit, St. Louis, Tampa, San Francisco, Chicago, Tel Aviv, Sydney, Canberra, Amman, Cairo and London, were involved. Though government failed to come up with anything that would stand up as such in a court of law, it clearly viewed his case as a terrorism trial.

From the day of the arrest, the government insinuated that Dhafir was a money launderer for terrorists. Long before he went on trial, he was pilloried in the court of public opinion.

A motion granted by Judge Mordue before the trial began meant that the defense could address the government's actual charges only and could not challenge its insinuations of support of terrorism. Although prosecutors could hint at more serious charges throughout the trial, the defense team couldn't respond to these inflammatory innuendos head-on. This strategy had devastating consequences not only for Dhafir's defense at trial, but also for his appeals, which were limited to the district court record.

One of the most exciting things about the 2255 is that, unlike appeals, it gives the defendant a chance to present new evidence to the court, for example, evidence gleaned from the FOIA request, which clearly shows the government's true intent in this case and that, as late as 2010, it was still fishing for a connection to terrorism.

A letter writing campaign and call-in day was organized to find out the reason Dhafir had been placed in the SHU and to request that he be released back into the general population. The offices of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) also contacted the prison for information about why Dhafir was placed in the SHU. Dhafir, a deeply religious Muslim, spent the whole of Ramadan in the SHU, including Eid al-Fitr (comparable to a combined Easter and Christmas in the Christian tradition). After 73 days in the SHU, he was released without charge on August 29. We are still none the wiser as to why he was put there in the first place.

Background to the Case

Born in Iraq in 1948, Dhafir completed medical school before immigrating to the United States in 1972; he has been a US citizen for almost 40 years. He was a founding member of the Islamic Society of Central New York (ISCNY) and served as its spiritual leader for about seven years. He was an oncologist in an underserved area of Rome, New York, until his arrest, well-known for both his medical skill and his way of giving hope and courage to his patients. Both he and his African-American wife, Priscilla, were very active in Syracuse civic affairs. At trial, Priscilla Dhafir testified that she sat on the board of the YWCA, was a charter member of the Women's Fund, past director of the CNY Business and Professional Women's Club, and current treasurer of Syracuse Links, a group of professional women who reached out to youth in the area. Dhafir often spoke at events and on local TV and radio about health and cancer care.
Throughout these years, Dhafir asked US officials if this humanitarian aid was legal and was assured it was - that is, until the morning of his arrest.

On August 1, 1990, Saddam Hussein, then president of Iraq, invaded Kuwait and on August 2, US and UK-sponsored UN sanctions (also known as the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, or IEEPA here in the United States) against Iraq were put in place. On January 17, 1991, the first bombs of the Gulf War were dropped on Baghdad. Before this war, Iraq, a wealthy country, had a First World standard of living. Although organized as a brutal dictatorship, the government provided universal health care and education - including college - for all its citizens. There was virtually no illiteracy and the education system and health system were the best in the region. Women enjoyed equal rights and religious minorities were respected.

The result of the war was total devastation: More bombs were dropped on Iraq in a six-week period than were dropped by all parties together in the whole of World War II. Many types of bombs were used including ones containing depleted uranium (DU), the waste matter from nuclear plants. DU dust has entered the food chain through the soil and the water, and as a result many formerly unknown diseases became prevalent in Iraq. Cancer and birth defects increased dramatically.

According to the United Nations' own statistics, every month throughout the 1990s, 6,000 children under the age of five in Iraq were dying from malnutrition and lack of access to simple medicines. Three senior UN officials resigned in protest, including Denis Halliday, the UN assistant secretary general. At the time, Halliday was serving as the humanitarian coordinator in Baghdad. In his words, he "had been instructed to implement a policy that satisfies the definition of genocide: a deliberate policy that has effectively killed well over a million individuals, children and adults."
No charges of funding terrorism, nor charges of any other aspect of terrorism, were ever brought against Dhafir.

As a direct response to this catastrophe, Dhafir founded his charity, HTN, and openly sent humanitarian aid to Iraqi civilians during the long embargo. As an oncologist, Dhafir was particularly concerned about the effects of depleted uranium. Between 1990 and 2003, he worked tirelessly to shed light on the plight of the Iraqi people and raise funds to help them. According to the government, Dhafir donated $1.4 million of his own money. Throughout these years, Dhafir asked US officials if this humanitarian aid was legal and was assured it was - that is, until the morning of his arrest.

At trial, Susan Hutner of the Department of the Treasury in the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) testified that she was involved in the drafting and implementation of the sanctions, and worked on them for 12 years. She said that OFAC did seek to notify targeted populations, but this did not include Iraqis living in this country, mosques or Muslim charities. The target populations were mainly banks, oil companies and other big businesses: Hutner gave presentations to some of these groups.

On February 26, 2003, just weeks before the US invasion of Iraq, Dhafir and other HTN associates were subjected to high-profile arrests. Then-Attorney General John Ashcroft called them "funders of terrorism." No charges of funding terrorism, nor charges of any other aspect of terrorism, were ever brought against Dhafir.

Since the events of 9/11, Muslim charities have been among the biggest targets of the US government in its "war on terror," and the government has implemented some powerful new tools for prosecution of these cases. Among the list of statutes being used is the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), also known as "United States economic sanctions." IEEPA provides the president of the United States with authority to deal with any "unusual and extraordinary threat" that has its source in whole or substantial part outside the United States; this includes a threat to "national security, foreign policy, and the economy."

Prosecutors armed with the statutes are further empowered by using them in conjunction with the "material support of terrorism" laws, Executive Order 13224, and civil asset forfeiture laws, particularly those under IEEPA, which were amended by the Patriot Act. Under the IEEPA civil asset forfeiture provisions, the government can close down an organization and seize its assets while an investigation is ongoing, without probable cause of criminal activity and without any charges ever being brought against anyone.
[Jeffrey Breinholt] told students that a major tool that emerged to gain convictions in terrorist financing cases is the use of International Emergency Economic Powers Act violations, and that in order to convict under IEEPA all that was necessary was to build a chain of inferences from available circumstantial evidence.

EO 13224 was issued on September 23, 2001, and introduced a blacklist of organizations and individuals suspected of terrorism, materially aiding terrorism or associating with terrorists. IEEPA and international law permit humanitarian assistance for these suspects, including food, clothing and medicine, but this humanitarian aid is outlawed under the EO 13224. The penalty, for an IEEPA violation, for organizations that knowingly engage in terrorist financing already carries a sentence of 20 years to life in prison. What this new provision does is "drastically increase the penalties for knowing violations of non-terrorism-related IEEPA offenses." People with a concern for civil liberties are troubled by the fact that the government provides no legal definition of what they consider a "specially designated terrorist" and by the broad manner in which the government is interpreting the new rules.

Muslim charities and individuals connected with these charities are bearing the brunt of the effects of this new law. Since September 11, 2001, six major US Muslim charities and many smaller Muslim charities have been shut down. Sadly, the government's zeal for prosecuting Muslim charities has not abated with time. Just last year, Iranian-American doctor Hossein Lahiji and his wife, Najmeh Vahid, were prosecuted using many of the same legal tools used in Dhafir's case, including threat of Medicare fraud prosecution.

Before attending this trial, I felt secure that my civil liberties would always be respected; I no longer believe that to be true. I still believe in fairness and justice despite my experience at the trail, and each new injustice that Dhafir suffers only strengthens my commitment to them. It is for this reason that I wish to share some unfair tactics that I witnessed throughout this case. Those who would like more detailed documentation of the government's role in this case can read my most recent article.

Pretrial: Innocent Until Proven Guilty?

Dhafir was subject to a high-profile arrest February 26, 2003: News agencies with helicopters hovered over his house as 85 agents spent the day going through the house and carrying out boxes of evidence, while Ashcroft announced the arrest of "funders of terrorism." But Dhafir was never allowed to defend himself of this charge in a court of law. This duplicitous government approach continually hampered the defense, not only at trial, but also on appeals.
Dhafir was never released after his arrest and was denied bail six times before his case came to trial 19 months later. This placed many impediments in the way of preparing his defense. (Barry Gewanter of the CNYCLU addressed some of the difficulties Dhafir faced on a WCNY Channel 24 program that aired on the eve of his sentencing.)
On March 11, 2003, less than two weeks after Dhafir's arrest, Steve Emerson of "The Investigative Project On Terrorism" (IPT) testified before the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. Listed on p. 25, HTN is just one of many Muslim charities included in the testimony. None of these charities' principals had been anywhere near a court of law, and many had not even been indicted.
In July 2003, Jeffrey Breinholt, then-coordinator of the Department of Justice Terrorist Financing Task Force published a "Terrorist Financing" paper. His paper lists the same cases covered in Emerson's testimony and sets out the game plan for prosecutions of these cases. In the introduction, he says: "Persons cannot be convicted of the federal crime of terrorism because there is no such crime. Instead, terrorism crimes have developed in the same manner as other crimes, policymakers determine what evil (or 'mischief') should be prevented and then craft criminal laws that take into account how such mischief is generally achieved. On occasion, acts that are criminalized are not ones that should necessarily be discouraged, if committed by persons not otherwise involved in the targeted conduct. In such cases, laws are crafted to criminalize such conduct only in particular circumstances" (p. 3). Breinholt, a team member at the International Assessment and Strategy Center (IASC), published a 2008 article on its site, "Islam in American Courts: 2007 Year in Review." In it he says, "Next time someone claims that American prosecutors never win terrorism cases, or that Muslims are not more likely to be terrorists than other ethnic enclaves, recommend that they visit a law library, where they will find several published 2007 opinions in the case books where Muslims were successfully prosecuted for conduct related to religiously-inspired violence." He appears as one of the experts in Emerson's most recent film, Jihad in America: The Grand Deception.
Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Michael Olmsted, head of the prosecution team, told Dhafir's three trial lawyers (a black Baptist and two secular Jews) that Dhafir was anti-Semitic. It was patently false, so why did he tell them that?
Dhafir was initially held at the Justice Center in downtown Syracuse where he could meet with his trial lawyers fact-to-face, but after some demonstrations in support of him, he was moved to the Onondaga County Jamesville Correctional Facility. At Jamesville, prisoners were strip searched before they could meet with anyone from the outside and, as a devout Muslim, Dhafir refused to do this. (One of his lawyers, Joel Cohen, offered to be strip searched so that he could meet face to face with Dhafir, but this request was denied.) As a consequence, he now had to meet with his three lawyers through glass; only two could be in the visiting cubicle at any one time, and only one lawyer at a time could talk with him on the phone that connected them with Dhafir. The lawyers had to hold up bits of evidence to the window and ask Dhafir questions.
Because Dhafir couldn't leave Jamesville prison without a strip search, he had a friend go to the federal building to look through the hundreds of boxes of evidence that had been taken from his house. Mohamed Khater spent 12 days going through the boxes looking for things that Dhafir needed for his defense.
While state and national government officials tarred Dhafir with the "terrorism" brush, District Attorney Glenn Suddaby and the three local prosecutors insisted Dhafir was nothing more than a common white-collar criminal. Yet just before Dhafir's trial began in October 2004, then-New York
The first indictment against Dhafir contained 14 charges related only to the Iraq sanctions. When he refused to accept a plea agreement, the government piled on more charges and he finally faced a 60-count indictment. This made for a very complicated and expensive 17-week trial. The amount of information was overwhelming.
The motion that Judge Mordue had granted to the government to keep the government's true motive for pursuing Dhafir out of the courtroom turned into a brick wall for the defense and made the trial surreal at times: Throughout the trial the government could hint at more serious charges pending, but the defense was never allowed to follow this line of questioning. An example of this dynamic can be seen in the testimony of Colleen Williams, a tax preparer Dhafir had hired to help HTN sort out its tax returns and give advice on a 501(c)(3) application for the charity. The government wanted Williams to inform on HTN and she described how FBI Agent Jim Kolbe, IRS Agent Mark Sweeney and US Attorney Brenda Sannes had spent three days, first individually and then together, asking her to wear a recorder in her meetings with HTN defendant Ayman Jarwan. She described them as "waving the flag" and telling her that, "9/11 may not have happened if people were involved." She felt the HTN people "were being pursued" and got rid of them as a client after only three meetings. She never agreed to wear a wire and refused to refer the case to a government attorney. For white-collar crime?
Although the government had taken all Dhafir's money (including HTN money and personal money in Amman, Jordan), the court still granted the prosecution's request to deny Dhafir transcripts at the expense of the court (50 cents a page). This meant that one of Dhafir's lawyers typed the proceedings on his laptop, and the defense purchased only those transcripts that it felt it couldn't do without.

Because Dhafir would not submit to a strip search, five federal marshals ferried him to and from the prison. Two were always in the courtroom: one sat behind Dhafir and another sat adjacent to the jury. They traded off approximately every 40 minutes in full view of the jury. This changing of the guard was on top of federal building and courtroom security and took place at least 250 times during the proceedings. It was a powerful nonverbal message to the jury.
At trial, Osama bin Laden was mentioned with no relevance, and the jury was made aware that Dhafir followed the same Islamic religious tradition, Salafi, as Bin Laden. (Salafi merely means a Muslim who is a strict adherent of the Koran and looks to the ancestors for guidance. It is comparable to someone in the Christian faith who looks to the Scriptures, church fathers and traditions of the early church for guidance.)
Three government agents sat directly behind the three prosecutors, and adjacent to the jury, throughout the trial: FBI Agent Jim Kolbe testified for 16 days, eight of them as the sole witness and eight of them as one of only two witnesses; it was his testimony that, essentially, convicted Dhafir; Social Security agent Michael McCole testified for about 20 minutes; the Defense Department agent, a young blonde woman, did not testify. Why were all three of these agents paid to sit there for the whole of a 17-week white-collar criminal trial?
The government called more than 50 witnesses to testify, but neglected to call two key people: Kelly Tubbs, Dhafir's office manager of 10 years who was proud of the fact that Dhafir's office had never failed an audit, and Maher Zagha, a co-defendant who was the HTN representative in Jordan. Zagha organized the land and sea delivery of food, clothing and medicine to Iraq. The defense called witness for 15 minutes. Why didn't the government call Tubbs and Zagha? (Sadly the defense didn't call them either, and I imagine that was at least partly due to finance. Also, two of Dhafir's lawyers were solo practitioner lawyers from New York City, and had taken the job believing it would be a six-week trial. In fact, because the final indictment had 60 counts including 25 of Medicare fraud, it ran for 17 weeks.)

Trial

The first indictment against Dhafir contained 14 charges related only to the Iraq sanctions. When he refused to accept a plea agreement, the government piled on more charges and he finally faced a 60-count indictment. This made for a very complicated and expensive 17-week trial. The amount of information was overwhelming.
The motion that Judge Mordue had granted to the government to keep the government's true motive for pursuing Dhafir out of the courtroom turned into a brick wall for the defense and made the trial surreal at times: Throughout the trial the government could hint at more serious charges pending, but the defense was never allowed to follow this line of questioning. An example of this dynamic can be seen in the testimony of Colleen Williams, a tax preparer Dhafir had hired to help HTN sort out its tax returns and give advice on a 501(c)(3) application for the charity. The government wanted Williams to inform on HTN and she described how FBI Agent Jim Kolbe, IRS Agent Mark Sweeney and US Attorney Brenda Sannes had spent three days, first individually and then together, asking her to wear a recorder in her meetings with HTN defendant Ayman Jarwan. She described them as "waving the flag" and telling her that, "9/11 may not have happened if people were involved." She felt the HTN people "were being pursued" and got rid of them as a client after only three meetings. She never agreed to wear a wire and refused to refer the case to a government attorney. For white-collar crime?
Although the government had taken all Dhafir's money (including HTN money and personal money in Amman, Jordan), the court still granted the prosecution's request to deny Dhafir transcripts at the expense of the court (50 cents a page). This meant that one of Dhafir's lawyers typed the proceedings on his laptop, and the defense purchased only those transcripts that it felt it couldn't do without.
Because Dhafir would not submit to a strip search, five federal marshals ferried him to and from the prison. Two were always in the courtroom: one sat behind Dhafir and another sat adjacent to the jury. They traded off approximately every 40 minutes in full view of the jury. This changing of the guard was on top of federal building and courtroom security and took place at least 250 times during the proceedings. It was a powerful nonverbal message to the jury.
At trial, Osama bin Laden was mentioned with no relevance, and the jury was made aware that Dhafir followed the same Islamic religious tradition, Salafi, as Bin Laden. (Salafi merely means a Muslim who is a strict adherent of the Koran and looks to the ancestors for guidance. It is comparable to someone in the Christian faith who looks to the Scriptures, church fathers and traditions of the early church for guidance.)
Three government agents sat directly behind the three prosecutors, and adjacent to the jury, throughout the trial: FBI Agent Jim Kolbe testified for 16 days, eight of them as the sole witness and eight of them as one of only two witnesses; it was his testimony that, essentially, convicted Dhafir; Social Security agent Michael McCole testified for about 20 minutes; the Defense Department agent, a young blonde woman, did not testify. Why were all three of these agents paid to sit there for the whole of a 17-week white-collar criminal trial?
The government called more than 50 witnesses to testify, but neglected to call two key people: Kelly Tubbs, Dhafir's office manager of 10 years who was proud of the fact that Dhafir's office had never failed an audit, and Maher Zagha, a co-defendant who was the HTN representative in Jordan. Zagha organized the land and sea delivery of food, clothing and medicine to Iraq. The defense called witness for 15 minutes. Why didn't the government call Tubbs and Zagha? (Sadly the defense didn't call them either, and I imagine that was at least partly due to finance. Also, two of Dhafir's lawyers were solo practitioner lawyers from New York City, and had taken the job believing it would be a six-week trial. In fact, because the final indictment had 60 counts including 25 of Medicare fraud, it ran for 17 weeks.)

Pre-Sentencing

After the guilty verdicts came down, District Attorney Glenn Suddaby (now a federal judge) told reporters at a news conference that he didn't want anyone saying anything about terrorism and that, regardless of 9/11, this prosecution would have gone ahead. But six months later, on submitting a sentencing memo that asked for a sentence of not less than 24 years, he announced that Dhafir had links to terrorism. The connection? On several occasions during the 1980s, Dhafir was in Pakistan as a volunteer doctor in mujahedeen refugee camps. On one of these trips, he briefly met and interviewed Abdallah Azzam, who was later known as a teacher and mentor of Osama bin Laden, and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, future Taliban prime minister of Afghanistan. At the time Dhafir met these two, they were friends of the United States, and the government even noted this in a footnote of its memo. Yet Dhafir and other HTN defendants are now listed on the government's list of successful terrorism prosecutions.

Post-Sentencing

Within weeks of Dhafir's sentencing, Breinholt, author of the July 2003 "Terrorist Financing" paper mentioned above, and a research and practice associate at the Syracuse University (SU) Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT), presented a lecture to a group of third-year law students at SU. Entitled, "A Law Enforcement Approach to Terrorist Financing," it contained the essence of his paper and highlighted the Dhafir and HTN case. Greg West, one of the three HTN prosecutors, helped present the lecture, while the other two prosecutors, Michael Olmsted and Steve Green, were in attendance to answer questions. Breinholt told the students that Dhafir's case had been under-prosecuted and in the context of the lecture's title the implication was clear. He explained that because the "American public won't tolerate anything less than the rule of law," creative ways had to be figured out to draft laws that can be used to prosecute what they are trying to prevent. He told students that a major tool that emerged to gain convictions in terrorist financing cases is the use of International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) violations, and that in order to convict under IEEPA all that was necessary was to build a chain of inferences from available circumstantial evidence. Why was Dhafir never allowed to address the real reason for the government's prosecution in a court of law?
In December 2006, Dhafir was moved to a special new communication management unit (CMU), in Terre Haute, Indiana. It is completely self-contained and houses, almost exclusively, Arab and/or Muslim prisoners. Prisoners are video monitored 24/7, and there are severe restrictions
It took 18 months to raise the money for two new appeal lawyers. As soon as the appeal team was hired, Olmsted, again, falsely told Dhafir's lawyers (both secular Jews) that Dhafir was anti-Semitic. What purpose did this serve? (In Dhafir's statement before sentencing he says: "When my home was ransacked, one of the government's main targets was my library. They nearly emptied it. What did they take? They took my Islamic books; they came looking for books of certain authors and took all these authors' books. They took Quran recitation tapes even though these books and tapes are available at any bookstore. They didn't touch my Encyclopedia Britannica, my Encyclopedia of the American History, none of the books of Richard Nixon or Henry Kissinger, nor Norman Schwarzkopf, the memoirs of President Bush Sr., James Baker or Colin Powell. Not the history books about the Jewish people, the famous books of Abba Eban, the Israeli foreign minister, certainly not the book about the life of Golda Meir. None of the different versions of the Bible including the Arabic Bible were touched nor the books of the Jewish Laws. None of the books confiscated from my library have been returned. What do these books have to do with Medicare, HTN and taxes? I think the court should know this.")
Initially, the appeal court granted Dhafir transcripts at the expense of the court (they are essential for an appeal). But the government challenged this ruling with completely unverifiable insinuations of personal wealth and persuaded the court to place some $15,000 in additional costs on the defense. Challenging this could have been very costly and there was no guarantee of success, so additional funds had to be raised before the appeal could move ahead.
A decision handed down by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in August 2009 upheld Dhafir's conviction, but suggested the district court look again at the sentencing guidelines. The sentencing guidelines range on which his sentence was based was erroneously increased as if he were a third-party (professional) money launderer rather than the reality, which showed that he transmitted funds derived from the very same offenses which he had been convicted for personally committing ("mail fraud" and "tax fraud"). Seventy-five letters were written to Judge Mordue on Dhafir's behalf telling, in large part, of extreme conditions in the CMU that were taxing on Dhafir's health, and asking for clemency. People who wrote to Mordue on Dhafir's behalf include Denis Halliday and Hans Von Sponeck, both of whom resigned from the UN because they were unwilling to implement a genocidal policy of sanctions against Iraq, Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire, and many including members of Dhafir's family, families of his former patients, people from his faith community and people across the world who greatly appreciate his humanitarian outreach. Resentencing was scheduled for January 5, 2012, and just 12 days before it, Dhafir was suddenly moved out of the CMU into the general population at Terre Haute, and then to the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts. At the resentencing on February 3, 2012, Mordue upheld the 22-year sentence.
Although Dhafir was moved out of the CMU to a medium security prison, the security is still strict because of the large number of sex offenders held there. There is a camp at this prison, but Dhafir is ineligible for the camp because of an early security designation by the Bureau of Prisons on Dhafir's status. In a 2010 challenge to this designation, Dhafir's appeal attorney Peter Goldberger wrote, "It is submitted that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) improperly found that Petitioner [Dhafir] 'required monitoring of all communications' based only on the fact that an AUSA [Assistant United States Attorney] had said he was 'regarded as a shiek (sic) and Salafi.' As discussed below, this amounts to classifying Mr. Dhafir as ineligible for a minimum security facility (camp) based only on his religious beliefs.""Sheikh" is an honorific term referring to either an elder or leader, or to an Islamic scholar and, as mentioned above, "Salafi" merely means someone who looks to the early Muslims for guidance (as Christian's look to the original disciples). Dhafir is again challenging this designation in the hope he will become eligible for a camp.

Appeal

It took 18 months to raise the money for two new appeal lawyers. As soon as the appeal team was hired, Olmsted, again, falsely told Dhafir's lawyers (both secular Jews) that Dhafir was anti-Semitic. What purpose did this serve? (In Dhafir's statement before sentencing he says: "When my home was ransacked, one of the government's main targets was my library. They nearly emptied it. What did they take? They took my Islamic books; they came looking for books of certain authors and took all these authors' books. They took Quran recitation tapes even though these books and tapes are available at any bookstore. They didn't touch my Encyclopedia Britannica, my Encyclopedia of the American History, none of the books of Richard Nixon or Henry Kissinger, nor Norman Schwarzkopf, the memoirs of President Bush Sr., James Baker or Colin Powell. Not the history books about the Jewish people, the famous books of Abba Eban, the Israeli foreign minister, certainly not the book about the life of Golda Meir. None of the different versions of the Bible including the Arabic Bible were touched nor the books of the Jewish Laws. None of the books confiscated from my library have been returned. What do these books have to do with Medicare, HTN and taxes? I think the court should know this.")
Initially, the appeal court granted Dhafir transcripts at the expense of the court (they are essential for an appeal). But the government challenged this ruling with completely unverifiable insinuations of personal wealth and persuaded the court to place some $15,000 in additional costs on the defense. Challenging this could have been very costly and there was no guarantee of success, so additional funds had to be raised before the appeal could move ahead.
A decision handed down by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in August 2009 upheld Dhafir's conviction, but suggested the district court look again at the sentencing guidelines. The sentencing guidelines range on which his sentence was based was erroneously increased as if he were a third-party (professional) money launderer rather than the reality, which showed that he transmitted funds derived from the very same offenses which he had been convicted for personally committing ("mail fraud" and "tax fraud"). Seventy-five letters were written to Judge Mordue on Dhafir's behalf telling, in large part, of extreme conditions in the CMU that were taxing on Dhafir's health, and asking for clemency. People who wrote to Mordue on Dhafir's behalf include Denis Halliday and Hans Von Sponeck, both of whom resigned from the UN because they were unwilling to implement a genocidal policy of sanctions against Iraq, Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire, and many including members of Dhafir's family, families of his former patients, people from his faith community and people across the world who greatly appreciate his humanitarian outreach. Resentencing was scheduled for January 5, 2012, and just 12 days before it, Dhafir was suddenly moved out of the CMU into the general population at Terre Haute, and then to the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts. At the resentencing on February 3, 2012, Mordue upheld the 22-year sentence.
Although Dhafir was moved out of the CMU to a medium security prison, the security is still strict because of the large number of sex offenders held there. There is a camp at this prison, but Dhafir is ineligible for the camp because of an early security designation by the Bureau of Prisons on Dhafir's status. In a 2010 challenge to this designation, Dhafir's appeal attorney Peter Goldberger wrote, "It is submitted that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) improperly found that Petitioner [Dhafir] 'required monitoring of all communications' based only on the fact that an AUSA [Assistant United States Attorney] had said he was 'regarded as a shiek (sic) and Salafi.' As discussed below, this amounts to classifying Mr. Dhafir as ineligible for a minimum security facility (camp) based only on his religious beliefs.""Sheikh" is an honorific term referring to either an elder or leader, or to an Islamic scholar and, as mentioned above, "Salafi" merely means someone who looks to the early Muslims for guidance (as Christian's look to the original disciples). Dhafir is again challenging this designation in the hope he will become eligible for a camp.

2255 Motion

Formerly a wealthy and generous man, Dhafir was left penniless as a result of this prosecution. He has no money for a lawyer to work on his 2255 motion and he has been unable to find a pro bono lawyer. In the best of circumstance, working on this by himself would be no easy task. Being put in the SHU for 73 days placed an added and unnecessary burden on him.
How can this have been due process when Dhafir was clearly never held "innocent until proven guilty?"
After more than a decade of investigating Dhafir with, at times, many full-time agents and 24/7 surveillance of both Dhafir and his associates, the government is still unable to find anything that would stand up in a court of law linking Dhafir to terrorists. How much longer will it continue to look?
How much has this whole prosecution cost taxpayers? Is it value for money?
Is keeping Dhafir in prison for another 10 years on top of the 12 he has already served a good use of taxpayer dollars? Does his imprisonment keep us safe from terrorist attacks?
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Saudi Connections to ISIS? Nah, Can’t Be True After 9/11…

By Bryson Hull on Sep 20, 2014

Getting payback (or is it blowback?) in Iraq and Syria

Now that the U.S. is back at it in Iraq against a new foe, there’s suddenly renewed focus on evidence of Saudi involvement in 9/11.

More specifically, questions are now being asked about whether the U.S. government’s suppression of what it learned about Saudi Arabia during the 9/11 investigations contributed directly to the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Former Sen. Bob Graham, who co-chaired the official 9/11 inquiry, told Counterpunch that “the failure to shine a full light on Saudi actions and particularly its involvement in 9/11 has contributed to the Saudi ability to continue to engage in actions that are damaging to the U.S.—and in particular their support for ISIS.”

Though it’s now well-known that there was some Saudi involvement in 9/11, WhoWhatWhy was the first news organization to uncover the fact that a Saudi in Florida, who hosted the hijackers, worked directly for the Saudi prince in charge of aviation. We also pointed out that there was no hurry to dig deeper into the story by the mainstream media.

The direct contacts we established are a crucial part of the story. So too is the FBI’s reluctant admission that it knew about—and covered up—“many connections” between a Saudi family and the hijackers. Then there’s also the information contained in 28 pages redacted from the congressional report on 9/11, a part of the puzzle getting a new look in the New Yorker thanks to the ISIS news peg.

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What all this leads us to ask is this: Why is the U.S. once again plunging into a fight that is at least partially of its own making? (That’s to say nothing of the contribution of America’s failed policy in Iraq to the current fiasco.) ISIS is yet another example of a militant group that grew into a threat in large part due to the support of an ostensible ally.

In this latest case, said ally is going to be hosting training camps for moderate Syrian rebels, who are supposed to be some of the boots-on-the-ground against ISIS. This couldn’t possibly be a bad idea, could it?

That Saudi Arabia has a role, either tacit or implicit, in funneling money to Islamic militants is no secret to anyone, least of all the United States government. Hilary Clinton, when she was Secretary of State, was explicit in her request to put greater pressure on the Saudi government to knock off its loose approach to jihadi financing.

“Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qa’ida, the Taliban, LeT, and other terrorist groups, including Hamas, which probably raise millions of dollars annually from Saudi sources,” Clinton wrote in a Dec. 30, 2009 cable obtained by WikiLeaks.

Haven’t we seen this before? An ally that, for its own foreign policy or domestic political reasons, supports (or turns a blind eye to homegrown support for) groups that fight directly against the United States? You could start with Pakistan’s nurturing of al Qaeda and the Taliban, which began with the CIA’s backing of Afghan mujahideen who counted Osama bin Laden among their benefactors.

A BAD REMAKE

This latest episode of the U.S. vs Jihadis show is clearly a repeat, like a ham-handed Hollywood remake of a beloved TV series from an earlier time. At least the recurring characters are familiar.

Now, it looks like it’s the Saudis again—at a minimum, by way of a laissez-faire attitude toward fundraising on its soil—as well as rich Qataris and Kuwaitis. Official Washington, the powerful interests behind the scenes and the think-tanks allied to them would tell you otherwise, although there is some dissent.

So the cycle of post-9/11 warfare continues, with minimal official scrutiny of the history of how it started. Any guesses as to why it keeps going with no end in sight?


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The FBI: Honor, Leadership, Protecting America
By Vincent J. Bove | September 26, 2014


FBI SWAT team member (Photo Courtesy FBI)
Vincent J. Bove receiving award from Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford of the Newark Division. Bove was the keynote speaker at the division’s Sept. 17, 2014 leadership retreat. (John F. Baroud)

Vincent J. Bove receiving award from Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford of the Newark Division. Bove was the keynote speaker at the division’s Sept. 17, 2014 leadership retreat. (John F. Baroud)
FBI Washington Field Office Evidence Response Team Vehicle (Courtesy FBI)

FBI Washington Field Office Evidence Response Team Vehicle (Courtesy FBI)
Vincent J. Bove receiving the FBI Community Leadership Award for his violence prevention initiatives on Oct. 30, 2007. Bove is accompanied by local, county, and federal law enforcement officials. (Courtesy Vincent J. Bove)

Vincent J. Bove receiving the FBI Community Leadership Award for his violence prevention initiatives on Oct. 30, 2007. Bove is accompanied by local, county, and federal law enforcement officials. (Courtesy Vincent J. Bove)
FBI training initiative. (Courtesy FBI)

FBI training initiative. (Courtesy FBI)

As the United States of America—with allies against militant extremists—strikes targets in Iraq and Syria, all in America must remain vigilant here in our homeland.

Vigilance is critical to protecting America as the current state of affairs includes extremists calling for attacks against civilians and soft targets. Security concerns are intensified and all who love America, freedom, democracy, and liberty must collaborate to safeguard the nation.

Citizens and law enforcement all must have our eyes wide open to potential dangers that threaten innocent people and our way of life. We must never take for granted the privileges of a dinner out, a trip to visit loved ones, or a day with coworkers—life can change in a heartbeat. An abundance of caution is the order of the day—suspicious activities must immediately be reported to authorities. We must expect the unexpected and remain vigilant.

Apathy, indifference, or negligence with respect to current events is not acceptable. Acts of terror are preventable. Innocent lives, as well as the morale of America are at stake. There is no room for failure, for even one act of terror can be catastrophic and every life is sacred. The world has changed and all of us must have a terrorism awareness and prevention mindset.

As the darkness of evil intentions unfolds, America must remain vigilant, collaborative, and courageous.
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The FBI: Protecting America

The top priority of the FBI is protecting America from terrorist attacks. This mission is only possible through collaboration with law enforcement partners nationally and worldwide.

Extremist networks, lone wolfs, and terrorist sympathizers can be neutralized and dismantled through the investigative and intelligence resources of the FBI. But this is only possible with public-private collaboration.

As documented on the FBI website, the scope of FBI operations and collaborative efforts includes:

Joint Terrorism Task Forces
National Counterterrorism Center
Public Internet Tip Line
Terrorist Explosives Device Analytical Center
Terrorist Screening Center
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Strategic Command Center
Terrorist Financing Operations Section
Terrorism Fly Team

FBI Model: Leadership Retreat

In my travels throughout America since 1999, I have highlighted leadership, vigilance, and collaboration as central to my mission of character development, violence prevention, and crisis planning.

These principles have been shared at hundreds of presentations and with many published works and FBI initiatives.

But in my opinion, the seriousness of what these principles signify has never been so important as at this very moment in America’s history.

On Sept. 17, I was privileged to conduct a keynote for the FBI Newark Division Management Retreat. This retreat was made possible through the leadership of the division’s Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford.

Aside from the remarkable motivational and educational aspects of the event, this retreat is a model not only for other FBI divisions but also for all law enforcement agencies as it builds leadership, morale, and partnerships.

During my keynote speech, “The FBI: Honor, Leadership, America,” I used the metaphor of a catastrophic head-on collision train wreck to punctuate the nation’s crisis of leadership and culture of violence. As highlighted with a graphic slide presentation, this violence includes not only domestic, school, and workplace violence, but also acts of terror as demonstrated by the 9/11 and Boston Marathon attacks.

My keynote followed a patriotic leadership presentation by Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., superintendent of West Point. Caslen highlighted that the “Duty, Honor, Country” motto of the United States Military Academy was applicable to all because throughout the nation, even in the military, there is a crisis of leadership. I complemented Caslen’s thoughts by encouraging the FBI to live the principles of “Honor, Leadership, America.”

The FBI and all dedicated to protecting America must be appreciated and their efforts supported. Each of us must work collaboratively and continually enhance our own level of vigilance to protect our homeland and reawaken the nation




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FBI to probe tampering claims in OKC bombing records case
Courts » Witness denies being threatened in Oklahoma City case, but plaintiff alleges the man was told to “stand down.”

Aug 25 2014 05:13 pm




Lawyer Jesse Trentadue seeks documents and videotapes from the FBI probe of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing ó he believes the records will provide information about the death of his brother, Kenneth Trentadue, in a federal prison.

A federal judge on Monday ordered the FBI to investigate an allegation of witness tampering in a July trial on Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue’s lawsuit seeking Oklahoma City bombing records.

U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups — who rejected arguments by an attorney for the FBI that an email from witness John Matthews declaring that he was never threatened settles the matter — scheduled a Nov. 13 hearing to hear testimony on the allegation, which he said goes to the integrity of the court process.

"I would like very much to have all this resolved," Waddoups said.

The trial focused on whether the FBI has done an adequate search for bombing records requested by Trentadue under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). On the second day of trial, Trentadue said he had just learned Matthews was backing out of testifying.

According to court documents, Matthews planned to testify that he believed the FBI was monitoring bomber Timothy McVeigh in the run up to the 1995 detonation at the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City — information that Trentadue believes the agency wants to suppress.

Trentadue, a Salt Lake City attorney, alleges that Matthews — who he describes as a former undercover operative for the government — was threatened by the FBI with the loss of his disability and other veteran benefits if he took the stand, and told that he should get a case of the "I-don’t-remembers" if he did testify.

Matthews — who has said he is very ill from exposure to toxic chemicals while serving with the Marines in Vietnam — was contacted numerous times by the agency and also talked to his former "handler," who is now retired from the FBI, Trentadue says.

Both Trentadue and Roger Charles, a freelance journalist and investigator, have submitted written statements saying that when they called Matthews during the four-day trial to discuss his absence, the man said he had been threatened by the FBI.

But Department of Justice attorney Kathryn Wyer, who represents the FBI, denies any coercion.

After Waddoups directed the DOJ lawyers in July to look into the allegation, Wyer reported that Matthews had called FBI’s Salt Lake City office asking how he could get out of testifying and an agent told him he should obey a valid subpoena.

On Monday, Wyer acknowledged that Matthews and Don Jarrett, his alleged former handler, were not contacted by DOJ lawyers as part of the witness tampering probe, and that no documentation of the alleged call from Matthews to the FBI was gathered.

Wyer argued that an email sent by Matthews on Aug. 2, after the trial had ended, was sufficient to show there was no tampering.

Matthews’ email — addressed to Wyer, another DOJ attorney, Jarrett, Trentadue and Charles — says: "I am sending you all this, for I want the record straight. I talk (sic) with Don Jarrett (he was my handler for the FBI and now a friend) about this court case. Like we both agree, I had nothing to do with the Oklahoma City Bombing or the tapes. I did not want to testify and I did not want to get caught in a crossfire with both sides. Seeing there was no subpoena I did not have to show up. If I took a trip no one could fine (sic) me to give a subpoena to."

Jarrett told Matthews to contact the FBI in Salt Lake City to inform the agency what he was going to do, Matthews said in his email message. It was his understanding, he wrote, that the agent who answered the phone was supposed to inform the court he was not going to testify.

Matthews also wrote, "NO ONE FROM THE FBI OR DOJ HAS MADE ANY THREATS TO ME OR MY FAMILY."

Trentadue pointed out that Matthews had agreed to testify voluntarily and there was no subpoena. And he said Matthews had told Charles the day before he was to testify that the FBI had told him "to stand down," which he believes influenced his decision against taking the stand.

Trentadue filed suit in 2008 seeking bombing records from the FBI and CIA, which since has been dropped as a defendant. He believes the records will provide information about his brother’s death in a federal prison in Oklahoma City a few months after the April 19, 1995, bombing that killed 168 people.

The death of Kenneth Trentadue was ruled a suicide, but his family believes he was mistaken for a bombing conspirator and killed in an interrogation that got out of hand. Federal officials deny the allegation.

Waddoups has taken the FOIA trial case under consideration and will issue a ruling later.

Trentadue is asking for an order allowing him to search for tapes and documents at FBI locations, including field offices in Oklahoma City and Los Angeles, and requiring the bureau to produce the records he requested, including a videotape of the detonation. The FBI says it spent weeks searching its massive bombing investigation archive and that it has no tape of the explosion or the other requested materials that Trentadue claims are being withheld.


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Mayor Menino is a made member of the Boston FBI Crime Family.


Ex-Mayor Meninio's new book "Mayor for a New America"

Monday, September 29, 2014


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Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino says the FBI dragged its feet on releasing videos of the suspected Marathon bombers in the days after the horrific terrorist attacks, such that he “silently vowed” to go to President Obama if the feds waited any longer, he says in his new book about his 20 years in office.

“Mayor for a New America,” penned by Menino with WBUR analyst Jack Beatty and due out Oct. 14, devotes its introduction to the April 15, 2013, bombings when Menino, in a wheelchair, checked out of the hospital to address the city hours after the deadly blasts on Boylston Street.

Menino said his “feelings are mixed” about the FBI, noting their commitment to catching the bombers but also what he said was “caution (that) seemed motivated by a fear of making a mistake.” Agents had footage of the suspected bombers by late Wednesday but were “resisting pressure” to release the images, fearing the bombers could show up at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Thursday when President Obama was scheduled to speak.

“I hope that risky plan wasn’t the only reason the FBI was reluctant to share the tapes,” Menino writes, adding he sought to “notch up the pressure” when he mentioned the surveillance footage in a CNN interview.

“I silently vowed to appeal to the president if the bureau didn’t budge,” Menino wrote. “On Thursday afternoon, it budged.”

Menino also calls the controversial shelter-in-place order given by Gov. Deval Patrick that Friday as police hunted a suspect an “overreaction.”

“Absent shelter-in-place, (Watertown boat owner David) Henneberry might have discovered Dzhokhar Tsarnaev earlier,” Menino said.

The book’s behind-the-scenes looks reveal a man who embraces his image as an iron hand ruling the city he loves:

• When he learned a “senior” City Hall staffer was supporting Mitt Romney for Senate in 1994, he ordered him to a traffic circle to hold a “Kennedy for Senate” sign all day.

• On criticisms he micro-managed the Boston Redevelopment Authority: “BRA directors can get lulled into thinking they head an independent agency. ... I never relaxed my grip.” He said donations from preferred developers did not determine his decisions. “They were one among many factors.”

• Menino also devotes a large chunk of one chapter to his running battles with the police and fire unions, which nearly upended the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

“I lucked out on the timing,” he writes of an August 2001 contract agreement. “After 9/11, I couldn’t have denied anything to our firefighters”

Of his style, Menino said, “I’ve been labeled ‘an increm
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FBI concealed terror suspect from 9/11 Commission
BY: Susan Ferrechio September 30, 2014 | 5:17 pm

This Oct. 2008 file photo shows al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike. Al-Awlaki, an American, was designated a terrorist by U.S. officials and is believed to be connected to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Muhammad ud-Deen, File)
FBI Judicial Watch September 11 Terrorist Attacks National Security PennAve Terrorism al Qaeda

The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained internal FBI documents showing a rift between the bureau and the 9/11 Commission over al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, who was later killed by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen.

Al-Awlaki, an American, was designated a terrorist by U.S. officials and is believed to be connected to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

According to Judicial Watch, which obtained the documents through a FOIA request, the FBI was in contact with al-Awlaki beginning in 2003, but would not help the commission reach him for their investigation.

The FBI apparently kept close track of al-Awlaki, noting that he spent $2,350 on prostitutes in the D.C. area in 2001 and 2002.

The FBI, however, refused to help the the 9/11 Commission, which traveled to Yemen in an attempt to track down al-Awlaki while, unbeknownst to them, he remained in phone and email contact with the FBI.

In one email to an unknown FBI agent, he offered to meet with U.S. officials to counter the “lies” he believes were written about him in the Sept. 11 congressional report.

“Even though I have nothing more to say than what I did at our previous meetings I just wanted to let you know that I am around and available,” al-Awlaki said in an Oct. 23, 2003 email to the unnamed agent. “I am amazed at how absurd the media could be and I hope that the U.S. authorities know better and realize that what was mentioned about me was nothing but lies.”

Judicial Watch last year obtained FBI surveillance logs showing agents in 2002 followed al-Awlaki to the Pentagon, where he was invited to speak at a luncheon as part of the government’s Muslim outreach program.

“These new documents raise troubling questions about the FBI’s dealings with al-Awlaki, a known terrorist that the FBI knew had facilitated the 9/11 attacks,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said Tuesday. “The FBI’s refusal to assist the 9/11 Commission is an outright scandal that deserves further scrutiny.”

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at our 4th Annual Conference Investigating Crimes Committed by FBI agents
He was committing voter fraud for the FBI.

Greg Flannery drove him to our conference from Cincinnati.

Greg is the author of this article about Leonard Gates.


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The Mumbai attack in India was created by John Headley
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Enemy or Asset? FBI documents show radical cleric Awlaki communicated with federal agent in ‘03


Published October 01, 2014

Newly released documents further support the conclusion that the FBI was working with radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki after the 9/11 attacks – in the years before he became the first American targeted for death by a U.S. drone strike.

As part of an ongoing investigation of the cleric that began after the 2009 Fort Hood shooting massacre, Fox News was first to report that in 2002, al-Awlaki was released from custody at JFK International Airport -- despite an active warrant for his arrest -- with the okay of FBI Agent Wade Ammerman.
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Watchdog group Judicial Watch has since obtained more than 900 pages of new documents in the course of its federal lawsuit against the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act. They show the cleric was emailing and leaving voice messages with an FBI agent in 2003, a year after Ammerman told customs agents at JFK airport to bypass an outstanding warrant for the cleric's arrest.

The documents further support claims that Awlaki, who eventually went overseas and linked up with an Al Qaeda affiliate, worked with the FBI and was likely a U.S. government asset.

"I have little doubt that President Obama assassinated a terrorist that was an asset of the U.S. government," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.

He added: "There have been so many missed opportunities in getting the bad guys, but it's one thing to have a bad guy working with you and for you and actually in your custody and then letting them go."

Fitton questioned whether Obama was even aware of al-Awlaki’s connections to federal law enforcement. “These unanswered questions cast President Obama's decision to assassinate [al-Awlaki] in a disturbingly different light," he said.

In one Oct. 2, 2003 email, an FBI agent whose name is redacted writes to a colleague regarding a voicemail: "Holy crap, [redacted] isn't this your guy? The aman (imam) with the prostitutes.”

Three weeks later, after leaving another voicemail, the cleric uses his personal Yahoo account to write directly to an FBI agent, now stationed at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., to complain about news reports linking al-Awlaki to the 9/11 hijackers.

"I was astonished by some of the talk circulating in the media about me. ... I am amazed at how absurd the media could be and I hope that the US authorities know better and realize that what was mentioned about me was nothing but lies," al-Awlaki writes, appearing to scold the FBI agent.

In another email, an FBI agent bristles at attempts by the 9/11 Commission to locate al-Awlaki and interview him independently, describing the requests as "numerous and unrelenting." The email says the 9/11 Commission wanted to talk to the cleric after it learned he had been phoning and emailing with FBI agents.

Significantly, the email traffic shows that while the 9/11 Commission was trying to find al-Awlaki, an FBI agent was in direct contact with the cleric and set up a meeting with him in March 2004.

"SA [redacted] has had a conversation with Aulaqi and has tentatively set up an interview for mid-March in London. With the VA. Jihad trial scheduled for early Feb. this will be the earliest SA (redacted) can meet Aulaqi … If the 9/11 commission needs to meet with Aulaqi, we will provide the contact information so they can set up their own interview."

Previously obtained records show that in 2002, within days of al-Awlaki’s re-entry to the U.S., he showed up in Ammerman's counterterrorism investigation in Virginia into Ali al-Timimi, who is now serving a life sentence on non-terrorism charges. On Oct. 22, 2002, 12 days after the imam's return, another FBI memo obtained through the Judicial Watch federal lawsuit (marked "Secret”) includes the subject line "Anwar Nasser Aulaqi" and "Synopsis: Asset reporting." The existence of the customs entry records was first documented by author Paul Sperry.

Asked about the FBI's involvement in al-Awlaki's release and whether the FBI tried to recruit the cleric, in a September 2013 interview with Fox News, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller did not deny it.

"I am not personally familiar with any effort to recruit Anwar al-Awlaki as an asset -- that does not mean to say there was not an effort at some level of the Bureau (FBI) or another agency to do so," Mueller said.

Mueller did not elaborate on a memo he personally sent then-Attorney General John Ashcroft on Oct. 3, 2002 -- seven days before the imam suddenly re-entered the U.S., was detained and then released at JFK Airport, by the order of Mueller's agent -- that is marked "Secret" and titled "Anwar Aulaqi: IT-UBL/AL-QAEDA."

It is not public whether al-Awlaki's contact information was provided by the FBI to the commission, but in the 9/11 report into the 2001 terrorist attacks, it states efforts to locate al-Awlaki were unsuccessful.

Fitton claims federal law enforcement had al-Awlaki in their custody, until the FBI let him walk -- and in the years before he was killed by a CIA drone in 2011, al-Awlaki pioneered the digital jihad, now being capitalized upon by the Isla



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By James Henry on Oct 2, 2014


The FBI’s apparent message to Tsarnaev’s defense team

The Boston Marathon bombing is much more important than has been acknowledged, principally because it is the major domestic national security event since 9-11 and has played a major role in expanding the power of the security state. For that reason, WhoWhatWhy is continuing to investigate troubling aspects of this story and the establishment media treatment of it. So even as it slips from the headlines, we will be exploring new elements of the story regularly as the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev approaches.

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Since the Boston Marathon bombing a year and a half ago, the FBI appears to be intimidating, harassing, and silencing friends and acquaintances of the Tsarnaev brothers. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers have noticed it too—they’re having trouble getting anyone to talk to them, recent court papers reveal.

In what WhoWhatWhy previously described as the FBI’s “war on witnesses”, the Bureau seems to be employing a scorched earth strategy of destroying anything that might be of use to the “enemy.”

On August 29, Tsarnaev’s lawyers filed a motion requesting a continuance for more time to prepare their defense, noting the fact that they were given only half the median preparation time that federal courts have allowed over the past decade for defendants on trial for their lives. (The judge did grant a two-month delay while refusing the defense request to move the trial out of Boston.)

The lawyers cited “outpaced requirements” in building a proper defense for their client: (1) the international nature of the investigation—including language and geographic barriers, (2) the large amount of evidence that has to be scrutinized, and most tellingly, (3) the climate of intimidation and fear created by the FBI’s investigative efforts since the bombing. They write:

Domestic defense mitigation investigation has been conducted amid a growing atmosphere of anxiety and agitation generated by highly-publicized arrests, indictments, prosecutions, deportations (and, in one instance, the FBI killing) of members of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s peer groups.

Most news reports brush over that last part. As if shooting to death an unarmed man involved in this case—as an FBI agent did to Tamerlan’s friend Ibragim Todashev—is not relevant to the difficulties the defense team has had in getting witnesses to talk to them. But even less extreme events are enough to silence potential witnesses, such as the mysterious closing of their bank accounts.
The father of Ibragim Todashev displays end result of FBI interview.

The father of Ibragim Todashev displays end result of FBI interview.

Prosecutors resisted this and an earlier attempt to have the trial delayed. The victims have a right to see justice done—swiftly, the thinking goes.

The victims and their families certainly deserve justice for this horrible atrocity. True justice should include a full accounting—something a hurried, one-sided investigation is not likely to produce. And of course Boston and the American public deserve, and need, the truth, whatever it may be.

Yet a close read of the motion document reveals FBI activities that seem more of an effort to conceal than to illuminate.

The FBI’s March to the Sea

Tsarnaev’s defense team makes reference to the most troubling—and most anxiety-producing—action by the FBI since the bombing: the shooting to death of Tamerlan’s friend, Todashev. (See our earlier story on the head-scratching circumstances surrounding that shooting, including the questionable history of the agent who pulled the trigger.)

Some of the FBI’s aggressive tactics described in the defense document look like outright intimidation. For instance, individuals “with lawful immigration status have been detained for hours and required to surrender their electronic devices upon re-entry to the United States.”

And take a look at this excerpt:

“The investigation has been further hampered by aggressive FBI follow-up tracking and questioning of potential witnesses, as well as by the unrelenting attention of the news media.”

It is one thing to be aggressively tracking and questioning individuals suspected of committing crimes, but to be doing this to presumably innocent witnesses reeks of intimidation. Witness intimidation is a tactic ordinarily associated with mafia or drug cartel defendants.

Notably, this “tracking” must have been brought to the attention of defense lawyers by witnesses themselves, indicating overt surveillance: “We’re watching you.”

Then, farther down in the document:

“These difficult circumstances are compounded by a continuing pattern of aggressive FBI re-interviewing of potential witnesses — on occasion within hours of an attempted contact by defense investigator [emphasis added].”

Within hours of an attempted contact by defense investigator? Is the defense team being watched too? (We reached out to Tsarnaev’s defense team hoping they could expand on that, but have not yet had a response.)

1It wouldn’t be the first time the FBI was caught spying on defense lawyers in a high-profile terrorism case. Lawyers for accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed allege that the FBI has been surveilling them.

Whether legal counsel are being watched directly or simply getting caught up in the surveillance of Tsarnaev’s acquaintances, the effect is the same: the feds know who is talking to whom, and when.

That’s a Nice Immigration Status You Got There…

Witnesses who are not U.S. citizens—which describes the majority of Tsarnaev’s friends, family, and many in the local Muslim community—are particularly vulnerable to law enforcement manipulation. The threat of deportation is a clear and present danger to these individuals, “regardless of whether criminal charges are ever brought or proven against them,” Tsarnaev’s lawyers wrote.

2Indeed, a handful of people loosely connected to the Tsarnaevs have already been deported, or had deportation proceedings initiated against them, despite having nothing to do with the Boston Marathon bombing. These include:

- Konstantin Morozov: friend of Tamerlan, arrested and jailed pending deportation reportedly after refusing to wear a wire for the FBI as the Bureau sought information on one of Tamerlan’s Chechen friends.

- Tatiana Gruzdeva: girlfriend o
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Personal lifeEdit

Lindauer is the daughter of John Howard Lindauer II, a newspaper publisher and former Republican nominee for Governor of Alaska.[1][2] Her mother was Jackie Lindauer (1932–1992) who died of cancer. In 1995 her father married Dorothy Oremus, a Chicago attorney and heiress to a concrete company fortune.[2]
EducationEdit

Lindauer attended East Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska, where she was an honor student and was in school plays.[3] She graduated from Smith College in 1985. She earned a masters degree in public policy from the London School of Economics.[4] She worked as a temporary reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1987, and as an editorial writer at the The Everett Herald in Everett, Washington until 1989. She then was a reporter and researcher at U.S. News & World Report in 1990 and 1991.[2][3][5][6]
Employment
Interest in Middle EastEdit

In November 1993 a friend of her father introduced her to former Vietnam combat pilot Paul Hoven, at a restaurant next to the Heritage Foundation in Virginia. Though Lindauer was a liberal, Hoven challenged her to take a more active role[clarification needed] and introduced her to an informal circle of conservatives interested in counterterrorism, including Capitol Hill staff and intelligence community members. These included Dr. Richard Fuisz[4] and senior Congressional staffer Kelly O'Meara.[9]

At the time of Lindauer's first meeting with Fuisz, theories of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 were divided between blaming the Libyan government under Moammar Gaddafi and the Syrian Ahmed Jabril. Lindauer said that Fuisz had shared with her a theory that did not hold Libya to blame. Lindauer and Fuisz said they met an average of once per week from 1994 to 2001, and Lindauer has described Fuisz as "my contact with the C.I.A.". In 2000, the Sunday Herald in Scotland reported that Fuisz had been an operative for the CIA in Damascus during the 1980s; Fuisz did not confirm or deny this, saying he was not permitted to speak about it.[4][10]

Fuisz came to have a falling out with Lindauer after the September 11th attacks in 2001, no longer welcoming her to his office. He said that before the attacks she was "Arabist, but Arabist from the standpoint of trying to lift sanctions, so that children would do better, and trying to get medicines into countries -- principally I'm talking about Iraq and Libya." But afterward, he said "Susan, in her discussions, went from benign, in my opinion, to malignant... These discussions changed and now involved a very strong seditious bent."[4] In a 2008 hearing, one of Lindauer's associates testified that she had predicted an imminent attack on Manhattan with airplanes in 2001.[9] Lindauer described her falling out with Fuisz in a 2009 interview, saying that it had been in regard to the approach taken in reacting to the possibility of an imminent attack.[11]

Lindauer said she began making visits to the Libyan mission at the United Nations (UN) in 1995[5] and with Iraqis at the UN in 1996.[4] In 2000 she told Middle East Intelligence Bulletin that she had been subject to surveillance, threats, and was attacked after meeting Libyan officials in 1995 to discuss what she had learned about the Flight 103 bombing.[5][12]

On November 26, 2000, then President-elect George W. Bush appointed Lindauer's second cousin,[13][14] Andrew Card, as White House Chief of Staff upon his inauguration. Card had previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Secretary of Transportation for George H. W. Bush, and had been selected by George W. Bush to run the 2000 Republican National Convention.[15] Starting in 2000, Lindauer delivered multiple letters to Card, leaving them on the doorstep of his home in Northern Virginia. In her letters, she urged Card to intercede with President George W. Bush to not invade Iraq, and offered to act as a back channel in negotiations.[4] Over approximately two years, Lindauer wrote Card a total of eleven letters, the last on January 6, 2003, two months before the invasion of Iraq.[16][17] Card later told the FBI that Lindauer had tried to contact him several times, but according to a statement by White House spokesman Scott McClellan, Card did not recall seeing or talking to Lindauer after the January 2001 inauguration.[13]
Arrest, incarceration and releaseEdit

Lindauer claims she was conducting peace negotiations with representatives of several Muslim countries (including Iraq, Libya, Malaysia, and Yemen) in New York. According to transcripts Lindauer presented to the New York Times in 2004, these included meetings with Iraqi Muthanna al-Hanooti, a peace activist later accused of spying. Lindauer also says that the U.S. intelligence community was aware of these meetings and was monitoring her.[4][18]

On March 11, 2004, Lindauer was arrested in Takoma Park, Maryland by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).[4] She was taken to the FBI office in Baltimore. Outside of this office, she told WBAL-TV: "I'm an antiwar activist and I'm innocent. I did more to stop terrorism in this country than anybody else. I have done good things for this country. I worked to get weapons inspectors back to Iraq when everybody else said it was impossible."[19]

Lindauer later said she was charged under the PATRIOT Act.[20]

Lindauer was charged with "acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government". The indictment alleged that she accepted US$10,000 from the Iraqi Intelligence Service in 2002.[4][21] Lindauer denied receiving the money, but confirmed taking a trip to Baghdad.[4] Lindauer was also accused of meeting with an FBI agent posing as a Libyan, with whom she spoke about the "need for plans and foreign resources to support resistance groups operating in Iraq."[7] Lindauer says she came to this meeting because of her interest in filing a war crimes suit against the U.S. and U.K. governments.[4]

Congresswoman Lofgren released a statement saying she was "shocked" by the arrest, that she had no evidence of illicit activities by Lindauer, and that she would cooperate with the investigation.[7][8] Robert Precht, Dean of the University of Michigan Law School, said the charges were "weak" and that Lindauer was more likely to be a "misguided peacenik".[22]

She was released on bond on March 13, 2004, to attend an arraignment the following week.[23] Sanford Talkin of New York was appointed by the court as Lindauer's lawyer.[18]

In 2005 she was incarcerated at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas, for psychological evaluation. She was then moved to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.[24] In 2006, she was released on bail prison after judge Michael B. Mukasey ruled that Lindauer was unfit to stand trial and would not order her to be forcibly administered antipsychotic medication to make her competent to stand trial.[1][24] He noted that the severity of Lindauer's mental illness, which he described as a "lengthy delusional history", weakened the prosecution's case. In his decision he wrote, "Lindauer ... could not act successfully as an agent of the Iraqi government without in some way influencing normal people .... There is no indication that Lindauer ever came close to influencing anyone, or could have. The indictment charges only what it describes as an unsuccessful attempt to influence an unnamed government official, and the record shows that even lay people recognize that she is seriously disturbed."[24]

During her incarceration she refused antipsychotic medication which the United States Department of Justice claimed would render her competent to stand trial. The presiding judge would not allow her to be forcibly medicated, as requested by the prosecution.[25][26][27]

At a hearing in June 2008, Lindauer told reporters that she had been a CIA asset.[28] and said she had "been hung out to dry and scapegoated".[28] In 2008, Justice Loretta A. Preska of the Federal District Court in New York City reaffirmed that Lindauer was mentally unfit to stand trial—despite Lindauer's insistence to the contrary.[2][29] Preska ruled that Lindauer's belief in her connection to the intelligence community was evidence of her insanity.[30]

On January 16, 2009, the government decided to not continue with the prosecution saying "prosecuting Lindauer would no longer be in the interests of justice."[1][31]
Book and subsequent claimsEdit

Lindauer has written a self-published book about her experience, Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover-Ups of 9/11 and Iraq.[32] Lindauer wrote that for a number of years she had worked for the CIA and DIA undertaking communications with the Iraqi government, serving as a back-channel in negotiations.
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Ruskin, Liz (March 13, 2004). "Suspect is remembered as worldly". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved January 26, 2009.
David Samuels (August 29, 2004). "Susan Lindauer's Mission To Baghdad". New York Times. Retrieved November 7, 2008.
Dao, James (March 12, 2004). "An Antiwar Activist Known for Being Committed Yet Erratic". New York Times. Retrieved June 11, 2008.
"Neighbor Seemed Activist, Not Agent". Washington Post. March 12, 2004. Retrieved January 26, 2009.
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Michael Collins (2008-06-19). "911 Prediction Revealed at Lindauer Hearing in NYC". Scoop.
"Lockerbie: CIA witness gagged by US government". Sunday Herald. 2000-05-28.
Michael Collins (2009-03-03). "Susan Lindauer Reveals Facts about 9/11 Warning". Scoop.
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Revealed: How mafia boss was allowed to walk away from at least TWENTY SIX murders by FBI

Mafia capo nicknamed the Killing Machine was ‘protected time and time again’ by the FBI
Was the first Mafioso to reveal ‘the face of the enemy’ and the TRUE source for Mario Puzo’s Godfather trilogy
‘Blood on the hands’ of the FBI as Gregory Scarpa Sr carried out more than 26 ‘hits’ while acting as a paid informant
The Mafioso was a bigamist and adulterer who would watch his mistress have sex with the younger man he ‘adopted’ as his own son and protege
Scarpa Sr used ‘666’ as his personal code to communicate each significant kill



Published: 00:33 EST, 30 June 2013

A secret relationship between the FBI and a mafia capo that allowed him to walk away from at least 26 murders while under the Bureau’s protection has been exposed.

It is revealed in a new book, which lays bare the true cost of a Faustian deal struck between mafia capo, Gregory Scarpa Sr and the FBI’s ‘Mr Organized Crime,’ Supervisory Special Agent R Lindley DeVecchio.

Scarpa Sr’s was a career steeped in blood. His nicknames included The Grim Reaper and The Killing Machine. He signed letters ‘KM’ and boasted of committing 50 murders, at which point he ‘stopped counting.’
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Doctor John suspected as terrorist in San Francisco


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I take three or four trips a year, using several air lines and a number of airports. The most remarkable discovery I made about security is that every airport has its own rules, even though the TSA provides security nationwide and it should be uniform.

I travel with a cane. (That, with a limp, garners extra consideration and the early boarding privileges extended to slow passengers like me; plus, the cabin attendants smile at me and laugh at my Snoopy shirts.)
When the 3-ounce bottle rule went into effect an agent at one airport got quite upset with me for not knowing about it, although I had just been through two other airports where it was not enforced. Then there was a rule that people over 75 did not need to remove their shoes or jackets, except sometimes. There was no prize for guessing correctly, which didn't seem fair. Removing one's shoes when one cannot stand safely on one foot is a challenge I am pleased to avoid.
Another agent got impatient with me for not informing an undesignated person that I had a knee implant. When I told other agents about the implant they would shrug and make a hand signal for "doesn"t matter." I never seemed to catch up with my responsibilities.
The agents were otherwise polite and helpful, so maybe I was running into the "bad day" effect with the others. The job can get pretty hectic, I'm sure. It can be like the emergency department when a bus full of people going to the Diabetic Support Group picnic has an accident and all of them arrive with a low blood sugar. And everyone is at lunch except me. I used to dream about such things.
Most airports (that I patronize, at least) have gone to the total body scanner, which makes things simpler. You stand in a plastic cylinder, raise your arms and, zip! The cylinder goes around once and the agent says, "Okay, you can go."
I was surprised that the San Francisco airport does not have them. This is a big, international airport handling travelers from all over the Pacific area as well as much of the U.S., so I did not expect to be "patted down" as in past years. The agent put on blue gloves and patted me all over, all the while apologizing, and then rubbed a paper on the gloves. He put the paper on a little machine and it lit up. "EXPLOSIVES DETECTED" flashed in red. I expected everyone to hit the floor to allow gun-toting FBI types to hurdle the benches like O.J. Simpson in those long-ago commercials, but no. Nobody seemed concerned except this particular agent and me. I wondered if I was going to blow up.
He said, "Oh-oh. Wait here." So I waited, naturally, not wanting to attract even more attention. He walked away, talked to a man at a desk and came back. You should be aware that I am 81 years old, carry a cane and wear Snoopy shirts. I probably look harmless, but not so harmless, I hope, that the flight attendants will ignore me.
"OK, you can go," the agent said. No further patting down, no further paper tests, no checking of the machine. Just go. I realized I'd reached the age when I could be profiled, which is not a good age to be.If something blew


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Feb 22, 2007 - Trentadue drops new bombshell on Alex Jones Show ... the Deseret Morning News identified the accused FBI provocateur as Larry Potts.
TERRY NICHOLS REVEALS FBI CONNECTIONS TO McVEIGH
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Confirmed: FBI Got Warning Day Before OKC Bombing Alex Jones ...
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Jack Cashill - Terry Nichols Talks And Much of What He Says Is True
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GRENADEWALKER: Inspector General Reports Blasts DOJ For ANOTHER Fast & Furious Scandal
November 1, 2014 at 1:02 pm


The Department of Justice Inspector General is blasting the agency for yet another “Fast and Furious” style program that armed Mexican narco-terrorists as Obama Administration officials stood by and watched.

Federal agents and prosecutors in Arizona made multiple errors in their investigation of a U.S. citizen who was suspected of smuggling grenade components to Mexico, including failing to arrest him when there was more than enough evidence to do so, the Justice Department watchdog said in a harshly critical report Thursday.

The inspector general’s report found parallels between the investigation into Jean Baptiste Kingery by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and “Operation Fast and Furious,” an ATF gun-running operation along the Southwest border that relied on flawed tactics and became a political firestorm for the Justice Department. Those similarities include poor supervision, weak oversight and a failure “to take or insist on overt enforcement action against the subjects of the investigations.”

“Our reviews of both cases concluded that, in failing to act, they did not adequately consider the risk to public safety in the United States and Mexico created by the subjects’ illegal activities,” the report states.

Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkission has reported that there have been multiple weapon-smuggling operations led out of the Department Of Justice.

In addition to Fast & Furious, there is evidence suggesting the existence of other cartel-supplying gun smuggling operations in Florida, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California, plus the Kingergy grenade component smuggling case, and an internal effort to increase violent crime in the midwest by supplying weapons to Chicago gangs, dubbed Gangwalker.

Some are concerned that in excess of 20,000 firearms—primarily the sort of semi-automatic rifles and pistols that the Obama Administration wants to ban—were used as part of an intentional effort by the Administration to manufacture crime with specific weapons in order to push for gun control laws.

There have been no firings nor charges brought against any of the ATF, FBI, or DOJ officials and agents responsibly for supplying enough firepower to narco-terrorists to equip an army infantry division.

Attorney General Eric Holder became the first sitting cabinet member in American history to be held in criminal contempt of Congress due to his stonewalling of the investigation into operation Fast and Furious.

Judicial Watch has recently obtained documentation that suggests that Holder intentionally lied to Congress.

Holder announced his resignation within 48 hours of Judicial Watch winning access to Fast & Furious documentation that the Obama Administration tried to protect.
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http://www.sltrib.com/news/1800717-155/fbi-matthews-trentadue-hearing-bombing-report



Judge to weigh whether FBI in contempt in case of Utah attorney investigating brother’s death




On Monday, a three-day trial is scheduled to begin in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on a lawsuit by lawyer Jesse Trentadue that seeks documents and videotapes from the FBI investigation into the Oklahoma City bombing — including one tape that he believes shows suspects exiting a Ryder truck parked in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and the detonation of explosives in the vehicle. Trentadue believes the records will provide information about the death of his brother in a federal prison cell in Oklahoma City a few months after the April 19, 1995, attack.
On Monday, a three-day trial is scheduled to begin in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on a lawsuit by lawyer Jesse Trentadue that seeks documents and videotapes from the FBI investigation into the Oklahoma City bombing — including one tape that he believes shows suspects exiting a Ryder truck parked in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and the detonation of explosives in the vehicle. Trentadue believes the records will provide information about the death of his brother in a federal prison cell in Oklahoma City a few months after the April 19, 1995, attack. Trentadue was photographed in Salt Lake City, Saturday July 26, 2014. Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
On Monday, a three-day trial is scheduled to begin in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on a lawsuit by lawyer Jesse Trentadue that seeks documents and videotapes from the FBI investigation into the Oklahoma City bombing — including one tape that he believes shows suspects exiting a Ryder truck parked in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and the detonation of explosives in the vehicle. Trentadue believes the records will provide information about the death of his brother in a federal prison cell in Oklahoma City a few months after the April 19, 1995, attack. Trentadue was photographed in Salt Lake City, Saturday July 26, 2014. Federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents and FBI agents survey the damage to the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City Wednesday, April 19, 1995. A car bomb blast gouged a nine-story hole in the federal office building. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) The north side of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is missing after what federal authorities believe to be a car bomb exploded Wednesday, April 19, 1995. (AP Photo)

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Saying he is "perplexed" by the FBI’s failure to provide a timely report on a witness tampering allegation, a federal judge has scheduled a hearing for Thursday in Salt Lake City for the bureau to argue why it should not be found in contempt.

At the hearing, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups also wants the FBI and Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue — who is suing the agency over records he requested about the Oklahoma City bombing — to discuss the possibility of having a court-appointed special master oversee compliance with court orders in the case.

The tampering claim came up during a four-day bench trial in July on a lawsuit Trentadue filed in 2008 claiming the FBI had failed to conduct a search reasonably calculated to locate all records in the bureau’s possession that he requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The agency has responded that it conducted an "exhaustive" search; Waddoups took the case under consideration and has yet to rule.


On the second day of trial, Trentadue said he had just learned one of his witnesses, John Matthews, was backing out of testifying. According to court documents, Matthews planned to testify that he believed the FBI was monitoring bomber Timothy McVeigh in the run up to the 1995 detonation at the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City — information that Trentadue believes the agency wants to suppress.

Trentadue alleges that Matthews — who he describes as a former undercover operative for the government — was threatened by the FBI with the loss of his disability and other veteran benefits if he took the stand. Department of Justice attorneys, who are representing the FBI, denied any coercion and argued an email Matthews sent to them saying he was not threatened settled the matter.

However, Waddoups disagreed the issue was resolved and scheduled a hearing for Thursday to hear testimony on the allegation. He also ordered the FBI to investigate any communications between the bureau and Matthews and submit a report to the court far enough in advance of the hearing so Trentadue could prepare subpoenas, if necessary.

Waddoups noted the DOJ attorneys had said they planned to file the report on Nov. 3 — 10 days before the scheduled hearing — but had not done so, leaving Trentadue with inadequate time to issue subpoenas. In an order issued Thursday, the judge postponed testimony on whether there has been witness tampering and said the upcoming hearing will be devoted to the contempt and special master issues.

The DOJ attorneys responded that the investigation, which was done by the FBI, took longer than expected but the report has been completed and filed. In a motion filed Friday, they asked Waddoups to cancel Thursday’s hearing, arguing that because the FBI conducted the probe and submitted the report as ordered, "no contempt order is warranted, nor is there any need to appoint a special master."

In addition, they asked Waddoups to find that an evidentiary hearing on the tampering allegation is unnecessary. The information contained in the report "makes clear that no witness tampering occurred and that there is no basis to conduct any further proceedings on this matter," according to the motion.

In an affidavit attached to the motion, retired agent Don Jarrett says Matthews, who he has known since about 1992, called him in early July to say that he did not want to testify. Jarrett says he had not heard of the case and suggested that Matthews contact the FBI’s attorney in the case.

Matthews then contacted the Salt Lake City office four times and talked to Special Agent Adam Quirk, who was the person assigned to handle incoming calls the day of the first call, the motion says. Matthews said he had been asked to testify in a trial involving the Oklahoma City bombing but did not intend to appear unless subpoenaed, Quirk said in an affidavit.

"I was not familiar with any trial matching Mr. Matthews’ description," Quirk said. "I was not sure why Mr. Matthews was contacting the Field Office, but I simply confirmed that, in order for him to be required to testify, he would have to be served with a subpoena."

Quirk said Matthews called three more times saying Trentadue wanted him to testify but that he did not want to.

Three of the four calls and two voice mail messages that Matthews left for Quirk were recorded and they "irrefutably demonstrate that it was Mr. Matthews who initiated contact with the Salt Lake Field Office and that SA Quirk did not threaten or attempt to discourage Mr. Matthews from testifying," the motion says.
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9/11 Truth Teleconference
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Draft minutes for Oct. 29, 2014




November 7, 2014
Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call

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Draft minutes for the Wed., October 29, 2014 regular conference call

Present were:

Ken Freeland, Teleconference facilitator, Houston 9/11 Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
Barbara Honegger, Independent 9/11 researcher
James Hufferd, 9/11 Grassroots
Pablo Schanes, 9/11 Crash Test
Frank Tolopko, Berkshire 9/11 Truth
Wayne Coste, AE911Truth
Les Jamieson, AE911Truth
Dave Schlesinger, AE911Truth
Nita Renfrew, New York
Time Michael, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Ron Avery, Global 9/11
Barton Bruce, Boston 9/11 Truth
Nick Guillermo, Activism Truth
Mike Booth, 9/11 activist, Indiana

The minutes of the September 2014 conference call were APPROVED

The amended agenda was APPROVED

Push to have redacted pages released

Les Jamieson gave a summary of efforts to get support for House resolution HR-428, which calls for the declassification of 28 redacted pages from the 900-page Senate Joint Inquiry report on 9/11. For more information on the effort to mobilize support for the resolution, go to 911truthoutreach.org/declassify28. Jamieson said that he would like to keep the Teleconference updated on developments.


Feedback on 9/11 Virtual Walking Tour

Barbara Honegger gave an update about work on the 9/11 Virtual Walking Tour, has been undergoing revisions. She pointed out that the creators of the 9/11 Museum have used the museum exhibits to state things that are provably false. She had asked on September’s Teleconference call for feedback concerning the Tour, and several participants on the October call offered their comments and suggestions.



Advancing ballot initiatives, raising money

Nick Guillermo of truthactivism.com presented an ambitious plan to create a clearing house for ballot initiatives and a vehicle for raising money through a Super Pac that would be used to fund the initiatives. The object is to make 9/11 truth and other issues self-sustaining.

This effort would utilize social media, blogs, data research and archiving as part of the plan. For more information, go to activismtruth.org and ballotpedia.org.

4) Global 9/11 conference

Ron Avery presented an idea to have a major 9/11 conference in Austin, Texas. If anyone would like to contact Ron, he email address is taphouse@sbcglobal.net.

5) Crash test update

Pablo Shanes of the 9/11 Crash Test project gave an update on where the project stands as well as offering new details. He also mentioned that the organizers are looking for collaborators. For more information: 911crashtest.org



Call began at 8 p.m. EST and adjourned at 9:30 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PST

You can hear an audio recording of the teleconference in its entirety here:
http://houston911truth.net/audio/102914.wav Also available are archives of earlier calls.

The next monthly teleconference will take place on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST. Send agenda items for next call to facilitator
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Canada’s False Flag Terror: Fingerprints of U.S. Involvement


http://www.globalresearch.ca/canadas-false-flag-terror-fingerprints-of-u-s-involvement/5412838


By Barrie Zwicker
Global Research, November 09, 2014
Truth and Shadows
Region: Canada
Theme: 9/11 & 'War on Terrorism', Intelligence, Media Disinformation, US NATO War Agenda
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The “Terrorist” Events of Wednesday October 22nd in Ottawa and two days earlier in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu bear all the hallmarks of a coordinated cross-border one-two punch false flag operation.

The first, the left jab hit-and-run killing of a Canadian soldier, would be the psychological softening up for the follow-up right cross, the killing of another Canadian soldier in Ottawa. Together they dazed the public to an extent that even the ostentatiously-iconic murder at the National War Memorial alone might not have achieved.

The context was within the intensification of the so-called “global war on terror” and in concert with the pro-military Stephen Harper government’s deployment of warplanes supposedly fighting “the terrorists” of the suddenly-emerging “Islamic State.” The first bombing sorties of Canadian F-18s took place hours after the violent acts of supposed “homegrown” and “self-radicalized
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