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Israeli False Flags and the Attack on Rev. Stephen Sizer
JANUARY 31, 2015

At the time, Israel’s founding fathers were some of the most brutal terrorists around. Two former Israeli prime ministers, Yitzhak Shamir and Menachem Begin, were leaders of Jewish terrorist militias which waged a merciless insurgency against the indigenous Arabs of Palestine as well as the British colonial administrators of the land in the 1940s.

By Brandon Martinez

The counterfeit hoopla surrounding the Charlie Hebdo ‘free speech’ saga was further undermined this week when a prominent British vicar posted an article on Facebook linking Israel to the 9/11 attacks, for which he is now ‘under investigation.’

Israeli False Flags and the Attack on Rev. Stephen Sizer
The Revd Dr Stephen Sizer
Stephen Sizer, a well-known reverend of Christ Church, Virginia Water, posted the Wikispooks article “9/11: Israel Did It” on Facebook and subsequently asked, “Is this [research] anti-Semitic?”

“It raises so many questions,” he added.

Sizer eventually removed the post under mounting pressure from his Diocese and Britain’s Jewish lobby, but affirmed his right to freedom of speech and inquiry.

“It is essential the public become convinced of what happened before and after 9/11,” Sizer told Jewish News Online. “Inevitably the truth will upset many people if it is shown by further investigation that the official explanations are shown to be deficient.” Suppressing discussion of Israel’s role in 9/11 will only “fuel suspicion,” the outspoken preacher stressed.

Sizer is barking up the right tree, hence the frenzied reaction from Zionists and those under their sway.

Mainstream outlets such as the BBC, The Telegraph, The Daily Mirror as well as a number of overt Zionist sources piled on the principled man of god by running identical smear stories about this manufactured ‘scandal.’ The articles in question emphasize that Sizer is ‘being investigated’ for the posting, as if it is a crime to promote an article that calls attention to Israeli false flag terrorism. The hit-pieces also prominently quote a spokesman from the Board of Deputies of British Jews, a thuggish Zionist hate-gang who have attacked Sizer as an ‘anti-Semite’ on numerous occasions. But none of the articles or the Israeli fifth columnists they champion addresses the evidence of Israel’s involvement in the 9/11 attacks.

Israel’s fingerprints do indeed appear to be all over the events of 9/11. And judging by the Zionist state’s past behaviour, it should not come as a surprise to learn that 9/11 was in some way organized by Israel’s secret agencies who have on plenty of previous occasions executed false flag attacks aimed at framing their Arab/Muslim adversaries, thereby inducing adverse reactions towards their foes from the West.

Israeli False Flags and the Attack on Rev. Stephen Sizer
Menachem Begin was leader of the Jewish “Irgun Zvai Leumi” terrorist gang which blew up the British High Commission in Jeruslalem in 1946 killing 91 people including 15 Jews … Begin became Prime Minister of Israel.

Wanted Poster of the Palestine Police Force offering rewards for the capture of Stern Gang members: Jaacov Levstein (Eliav), Yitzhak Yezernitzky (Yitzhak Shamir), and Natan Friedman-Yelin. Shamir became Prime Minister of Israel.
Wanted Poster of the Palestine Police Force offering rewards for the capture of Stern Gang members[frown]L) Jaacov Levstein (Eliav), Yitzhak Yezernitzky (Yitzhak Shamir), and Natan Friedman-Yelin. Shamir became Prime Minister of Israel.

A History of Deception

At the time, Israel’s founding fathers were some of the most brutal terrorists around. Two former Israeli prime ministers, Yitzhak Shamir and Menachem Begin, were leaders of Jewish terrorist militias which waged a merciless insurgency against the indigenous Arabs of Palestine as well as the British colonial administrators of the land in the 1940s. Benjamin Netanyahu’s father, Benzion Netanyahu, was the personal secretary for Vladimir Jabotinsky, the brains behind the bellicose ‘Revisionist’ fold within the Zionist movement which formulated the ideological framework of the Zionist militant groups who eventually besieged Palestine, destroying more than 500 Arab villages and driving out a minimum of 750,000 Palestinians in a matter of two years, from 1946 to 1948.

In 1946, two years before Israel became a state, Irgun assailants carried out an attack on the King David Hotel which housed Britain’s administrative headquarters in the Mandate of Palestine. Jewish militants under the direction of Begin disguised themselves as Arabs and planted a number of bombs hidden in milk crates in the hotel’s basement, then detonated them causing a huge explosion which leveled a good chunk of the building. Ninety-one people were killed in the blast, including dozens of British personnel. “I’m glad to have been a terrorist for liberation,” said one Jewish Irgunist in a BBC documentary about the bombing. “We didn’t mind being called terrorists then,” another former Irgun militant confessed.

A competing Zionist terrorist faction, the Stern Gang (also known as Lehi), assassinated British soldiers as well as multiple foreign diplomats and mediators such as Sweden’s Count Folke Bernadotte. That group, originally headed by the Jewish supremacist Avraham Stern, even proposed a military alliance with Nazi Germany in 1941, viewing Britain as a greater roadblock to a Jewish ethno-state in Palestine than Hitler’s regime which was quite happy to expedite the re-settlement of Germany’s Jews to the Middle East.

Fast-forward to 1954 – Israel again initiates a false flag conspiracy in the region, this time in Egypt. A terrorist cell of Zionist mercenaries was discovered in Cairo and Alexandria after they tried and failed to detonate incendiary devices in British and American installations. The Israeli operatives were discovered after one of the conspirators prematurely discharged an incendiary device in his pocket, leading to his arrest and the capture of the whole cabal. The Israeli terrorists later confessed to Egyptian authorities that the provocation was planned, organized and directed by Tel Aviv. The operation was intended to stymie a burgeoning British-American-Egyptian rapport and derail ongoing negotiations between Egypt and Britain which would have seen the British relinquish control of the Suez Canal, much to Israel’s displeasure. It was later dubbed the “Lavon Affair.”

Analyst Richard H. Curtiss, writing in a 1992 article for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, observed that Israel had in the works an identical subterfuge against Jordan the same year, wherein Israeli intelligence “conceived a plan to attack British personnel seconded to King Hussein’s government in Jordan.” “The purpose,” Curtiss explained, “was to sour relations between Britain and Jordan [as well as turn] both Jordan and Britain [against] Egypt, which would be blamed for such attacks.” Curtiss cited a 1979 book, The Untold History of Israel, by Israeli journalists Jacques Derogy and Hesi Carmel which related the story.

The Lavon Affair was not the first, nor would it be the last Israeli covert operation aimed at framing Arabs for terrorism against the West. In 1967, during the Six Day War between Israel and several Arab states, the Israeli military attacked an American surveillance ship, the USS Liberty, in international waters. Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats besieged the vessel for hours, even shooting holes in the large American flag billowing in the wind. Having scoped out the ship hours beforehand, the Israelis were well aware it was American. As a result of Israel’s heinous attack, more than 200 American sailors were dead or wounded. The motive of the blitz was to sink the Liberty, thereby preventing it from relaying messages back to Washington which could have scuttled Israeli plans to seize land from Egypt and Syria during the six-day conflict. If the ship had been successfully destroyed, Israel would have most likely attributed the attack to its Arab foes. The Israelis later captured the Sinai and Golan Heights from Egypt and Syria respectively. Unfortunately for the Israelis, the Liberty did not sink and survivors revealed Israel’s hand behind the attack.

In his books By Way of Deception and The Other Side of Deception former Mossad katsa Victor Ostrovsky revealed a litany of Israeli covert operations. One clear example of Israeli chicanery that Ostrovsky exposed was a 1986 plot code named ‘Operation Trojan’ which saw Mossad agents plant a transponder device on Libyan soil that relayed false coded messages making it look like the Libyan government was coordinating terrorists from their embassies worldwide to attack American targets. Simultaneously a bomb explosion rocked a Berlin nightclub frequented by US military personnel, killing two US servicemen. The Mossad deception successfully coerced a hoodwinked US President Ronald Reagan into launching air strikes on Libya, who cited the fake ‘terrorist’ transmissions emanating from a Mossad device as proof of Libyan culpability in the nightclub attack.

The Israelis are also implicated in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. An investigative report on the World Socialist Web Site entitled “Questions mount in Kenya, Tanzania bombings” detailed US/Israeli foreknowledge of the attacks. The article, authored by Martin McLaughlin, cites reports from ABC News and Haaretz which affirmed that Israeli intelligence elements caused US officials to ignore warnings of an imminent attack against the embassies. US intelligence officials looked to their Israeli colleagues to diagnose the reliability of various warnings of looming danger, but the Israelis insisted they weren’t serious, resulting in no precautions being taken to defend against an assault.

“Four months worth of tips and alert signals that the Nairobi embassy was facing a potential disastrous explosives attack were sent to Washington,” wrote Warren Hough in a report for the American newspaper The Spotlight. “But nothing was done to protect this poorly shielded facility because, on the standard operating procedure inaugurated in the Reagan era, the FBI had to turn to the Israelis for a definite evaluation of these early warnings.”

“Ignore them, it’s just another false alarm,” Mossad told their counterparts in the CIA. The imprudent Israeli advice, Hough explained in the aforesaid article, “was the key factor in persuading the U.S. to let its guard down, resulting in the loss of life of at least 250 victims including 11 Americans.”

Israel didn’t seem to believe its own counsel. According to researcher Ralph Schoenman, the first soldie
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FBI Director James Comey, who was in the state for the second visit of his 10-year term, said there are open cases looking into individuals who may be related to ISIS/ISIL in every state in the Union except Alaska.

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COLUMN: The FBI is great at disrupting (its own) 'terror plots'

Saturday, February 7 2015
On Jan. 14 the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the Joint Terrorism Task Force had disrupted the latest "domestic terrorism plot" - this time by "a Cincinnati-area man ... to attack the U.S. Capital and kill government officials." House Speaker John Boehner immediately cited the disrupted plot as evidence that Congress should think carefully before refusing to renew the NSA's bulk data collection powers. Only it turns out the feds had at least as much to do with hatching the plot as did the alleged plotter, Christopher Cornell.

The FBI investigator became aware of Cornell's pro-ISIS comments on Twitter thanks to a tip-off from an unnamed informant who "began cooperating with the FBI in order to obtain favorable treatment with respect to his criminal exposure on an unrelated case." The informant, on FBI orders, arranged two meetings with Cornell where they discussed attacks on the capital, after which the FBI arrested him to "prevent" the attacks. In other words, it identified Cornell as a suspect entirely on the basis of his expression of radical political opinions, with the help of a jailhouse snitch who rolled over in response to prosecutorial blackmail. And the actual "plot" was worked out only in subsequently arranged meetings in which one party - working for the FBI - may well have been leading Cornell. It wasn't for nothing that ecological activist Judi Bari said "the first person to mention bringing dynamite is probably a fed."

In this the Cornell case has a lot in common with a great many other so-called "domestic terrorism plots" federal law enforcement has "disrupted," going back to the Lackawanna Six. A good example is the so-called "plot" of the Newburgh Four, who supposedly plotted to blow up synagogues and attack a military base. The judge commented that the government "came up with the crime, provided the means and removed all relevant obstacles," in the process making a terrorist out of a man "whose buffoonery is positively Shakespearean in scope" ("US: Terrorism Prosecutions Often An Illusion," Human Rights Watch, July 21, 2014).

This reminds me of a story I read - from Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams, I think - about a software company that offered programmers a bonus for every bug they detected in code. Predictably, creating bugs to "detect" became a major source of revenue for employees. H.L. Mencken once remarked on government's tendency "to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

We see this in the dismaying, Starship Troopers-like media narrative involving any and all armed government personnel in uniform. Last weekend's highest U.S. box office receipts came not from "Selma" (the story of oppressed people organizing to fight for their freedom), but from "American Sniper." The latter movie glorifies a vile wretch who gloated over all the "savages" (his word for any male age 16 to 60) he murdered in Iraq, on the grounds that he was saving American troops from being shot at. Never mind that the people in Iraq were shooting back at an invading army in their own country. Domestically, we see the same phenomenon with shows like "COPS" and local news coverage of police in paramilitary gear (breathlessly referred to as "the authorities" by nitwit reporters) storming alleged "meth labs."

And remember, the very concept of a "sting operation" (also known as "entrapment") invokes the principle that some human beings are superior to the law. The first professional police forces were justified on the grounds that they were simply being paid to exercise the same posse comitatus powers of "citizen's arrest" possessed by any other member of society. By that standard, i
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Nagging questions on US role in Mamasapano mission
02/13/2015 2:54

MANILA - Questions persist over the true role of the United States in the events leading up to the deadly encounter in Mamasapano and in the immediate aftermath.
Did the US provide all or part of the intelligence that formed the basis for the ill-fated Special Action Force operation?
Were its operatives involved in the planning of the mission and in its execution?
And why were personnel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation apparently ready to receive evidence after the clash went so horribly wrong?
In his first nationwide address after the Mamasapano incident, President Aquino said the government had received "actionable intelligence" around which the Mamasapano mission was built.
He said authorities had found not just the region, province or municipality but the very houses in which terror suspects Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, and Basit Usman were hiding.
In his statement at the Senate on Monday, relieved PNP-SAF commander Getulio Napenas Jr. said resigned PNP chief Alan Purisima told him last November to work with Police Supt. Fernando Mendez, director of the PNP Intelligence Group, on the use of the intelligence.
Napenas was told the PNP had an agent in the area and that the "intelligence packet" was subjected to long studies and served as the basis for the planning of the mission.
US Embassy Spokesman Kurt Hoyer has said the United States did not provide any intelligence to Philippine authorities in connection with the Mamasapano operation.
But several military sources have told The World Tonight Washington was in fact involved in the hunt for the two terrorists "from Day One."

The ABS-CBN News team learned from local residents that American soldiers were seen frequenting a private resort in Calarian, Zamboanga City a few days before the Maguindanao encounter,
The La Vista Del Mar resort in Calarian is located near the camp of the 84th Special Action Seaborne Company. It is believed the plan to attack Marwan's lair was hatched there last month.
But the resort's owner, Zamboanga City Rep. Celso Lobregat, said he has no idea if these reports are true.
The SAF camp has also remained closed since the Mamasapano incident.

What about reports that unidentified Americans took part in the actual operation?
In the days following the clash, remarks attributed to a spokesman of human rights group Suara Bangsamoro quoted a Mamasapano farmer as saying he saw the body of a Caucasian after the fighting.
But both the US Embassy and the Department of Foreign Affairs denied that any US soldier participated in the encounter.
"At the request of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, US service members serving in JSOTF-P (Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines) responded to assist in evacuation of dead and wounded after the firefight in Maguindanao," U.S. Embassy spokesman Kurt Hoyer said in a statement.
Hoyer said Americans only provided help in evacuating the dead and the wounded.
Several Americans were photographed in the area that day, dressed in civilian clothes and using civilian aircraft.

What about speculation that the operation was monitored by drones?
Several media reports quote anonymous sources as saying there was an "eye in the sky" tracking developments on the ground in real time.
A member of the assault team, Senior Inspector Recaredo Marasigan, was even quoted as saying: "The source of the real-time intelligence was both technical and human."
At Tuesday's Senate hearing, Mamasapano Mayor Datu Benzar Ampatuan said he had seen some kind of white aircraft hovering over the town. But he could not confirm that it was, indeed, a drone.
"May lumilipad po na eroplanong puti. Hindi po natin masabi kung drone or kung ano. Paikot-ikot po," he said.
Napenas has told senators no request was made to the US for drones, and that the PNP has no such high-tech gadgets. Yet a military source has told The World Tonight, the non-lethal white phosphorus delivered by artillery in order to drive the attackers away can only be unleashed with the aid of a drone.

Adding another layer to the mystery surrounding the US role is the revelation that FBI agents were already in General Santos City two days after the clash, waiting for the turnover of physical evidence from Marwan's body.
Interior Secretary Mar Roxas told senators the sample did not pass through the PNP, and PNP officials could not provide a definitive answer as to how the sample ended up in the FBI's hands.
Police Director Benjamin Magalong, PNP Board of Inquiry chief, said he was told FBI personnel were standing by in General Santos City the Tuesday after the clash to receive the sample.
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At what point was that coordination made?
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Pressed by senators, Napenas said he would only provide answers in executive session.
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Draft minutes - Jan. 28, 2015 Teleconference

February 15, 2015
Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call


Draft minutes for the Wed., January 28, 2015 regular conference call

Present were:

Ken Freeland, Teleconference facilitator, Houston 9/11 Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
James Hufferd, 9/11 Grassroots
Pablo Schanes, 9/11 Crash Test
Barton Bruce, Boston 9/11 Truth
Pat McGuire
Ned Delaney, 9/11 Grassroots

The minutes of the November 2014 conference call were APPROVED

The agenda was APPROVED.

Reconsider scope and focus of Teleconference

The main focus of the call was discussion of whether the scope of the Teleconference be broadened beyond 9/11 to include other related subjects. There was a consensus that this would be a good direction for the Teleconference to take. Participants brainstormed about which subjects might be included on future calls and what the name could be chosen for the Teleconference to accommodate its new mandate. One name that received strong support was the 9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference.

The possible points of discussion could include topics that are:

Unacknowledged by mainstream media
The product of deception
False-flag operations
Concerned with who really controls the "enemy"
concerned with the influence of Zionism/dual nationality
Gladio B
Controlled media/disinformation
the Deep State

2) Announcements

A suggestion was made that Wayne Madsen could be invited to a future call to talk about the death of the producer the film Gray State.
It was pointed out that Christopher Bollyn is currently speaking tour in the United States.

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

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Attorney: Sealed Documents Indicate OKC Inside Job
FBI, defense team files identify government informants directing McVeigh

Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
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Friday, February 23, 2007


Declaration of Terry Lynn Nichols

Declaration of David Paul Hammer

Motion for an order allowing the videotaped depositions of David Paul Hammer and Terry Lynn Nichols

The attached exhibits to the declarations mainly consist of FBI source materials and have been placed under seal by the court and are not part of the public record.


The attorney who was able to obtain a declaration from Terry Nichols fingering an FBI agent as directing Timothy McVeigh says that the documents attached to the affidavit indicate that the Oklahoma City bombing was an inside job.

"I didn't start out to solve the Oklahoma City bombing, I started out to find out who killed my brother and why," Jesse Trentadue told the Alex Jones Show.

In January 1996, Trentadue received an anonymous phone call telling him that his brother Kenneth had been murdered by the FBI in a case of mistaken identity because his brother had fit the profile of a member of a group called the Midwest Bank Robbery Gang that had been robbing banks to fund an attack on the federal government.

"Of course I dismissed it, I thought it was far fetched, unbelievable," said Trentadue, who said he ignored it until months later when he read a story in the L.A. Times about a man named Richard Lee Guthrie, also a member of the robbery gang, who was found hanging in his cell while in federal custody a day before he was due to give a confessional interview about the Oklahoma City bombing.

"Shortly before he was executed I received a message from Timothy McVeigh who told me that when he saw my brother's photograph and heard what happened to him, he knew the FBI had killed my brother because they mistook him from Richard Lee Guthrie."

Trentadue said he believes Guthrie was John Doe 2, McVeigh's accomplice in carrying out the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah building and an individual seen by multiple eyewitnesses yet omitted from the official story by the authorities. Guthrie and Kenneth Trentadue's physical description and movements were exactly the same, right down to the dragon tattoo on each's left forearm.
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After 10-year hiatus, Portland OKs cops for FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales cast the swing vote on Feb. 19, 2015, authorizing Portland police to join the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Brad Schmidt | The Oregonian/OregonLive By Brad Schmidt | The Oregonian/OregonLive
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on February 19, 2015 at 6:11 PM, updated February 19, 2015 at 6:23 PM

Portland's all in.

A divided Portland City Council on Thursday blessed police involvement in an FBI-led anti-terrorism task force, clarifying the convoluted relationship it created in 2011, with Mayor Charlie Hales casting the swing vote and withdrawing his previous opposition from a decade ago.

Citing a need for better collaboration to ensure public safety, the City Council voted 3-2 to assign two officers to the Joint Terrorism Task Force. The decision reverses Portland's outlier status nationally as the only big city that doesn't assign officers to participate on a full-time basis.

Mayor Charlie Hales provided the decisive vote for involvement, joining commissioners Dan Saltzman and Nick Fish. Commissioners Amanda Fritz and Steve Novick voted in opposition.

Hales described his decision as one of the most difficult he's made in 13 years on the City Council, saying he has at times been appalled by actions involving the federal government and the FBI. As a city commissioner in 2001, Hales voted against involvement in the task force.

But given recent attacks in the world -- the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, last month's terrorist attack in Paris and most recently the killings in Copenhagen - Hales said he believes Portland police
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J. Michael Springmann

J. Michael Springmann has just published, Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World. As a former member of the US Foreign Service, Mr. Springmann exposes the truth about American involvement in the training and international movement of Muslim terrorists and the subsequent increase in jihadist terrorism. Some of these terrorists have links to 9/11.

Thousands of American soldiers and civil servants have lost their lives in the War on Terror. Innocent citizens of many nations, including Americans killed on 9/11, have also paid the ultimate price. While the US government claims to stand against terror, this same government refuses to acknowledge its role in creating what has become a deadly international quagmire. Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World sets the record straight by laying the blame on high-ranking US government officials.

During the 1980s, the CIA recruited and trained Muslim operatives to fight the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Later, the CIA would move those operatives from Afghanistan to the Balkans, and then to Iraq, Libya, and Syria, traveling on illegal US visas. These US-backed and trained fighters would morph into an organization that is synonymous with jihadist terrorism: al-Qaeda.

J. Michael Springmann, a former US diplomat, names individuals and organizations that deny culpability. He analyzes the effects of a nebulous war on the US economy and infrastructure. After thirteen bloody years, Springmann exposes hypocrisy and deceit wrapped in a sullied flag of patriotism and honor.

As investigative journalist Wayne Madsen notes, “As demands grow for the Obama administration to release the 28 missing pages from the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on 9/11 intelligence failures, Springmann’s book serves as a unique preface and epilogue to the Senate report. In fact, Springmann’s description of the pipeline that provided U.S. visas to Saudi and other Wahhabist radicals provides for Cover image of Visas for Al Qaedathe reader what is, according to intelligence insiders, identified as a key finding in the “missing” 28 pages. The release of “Visas for Al Qaeda” also comes after the so-called “20th hijacker,” Zacarias Moussaoui, has confirmed what many independent observers and researchers of 9/11 have already concluded: that the House of Saudi directly financed the attack and Al Qaeda.”

TIES TO 9/11: Additionally, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, alleged mastermind behind 9/11, had fought in Afghanistan (after studying in the United States) and then went on to the Bosnian war in 1992. In addition, two more of the September 11,2001, hijackers, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, both Saudis, had gained combat experience in Bosnia. Still more connections came from Mohammed Haydar Zammar, who supposedly helped Mohammed Atta with planning the attacks. He had served with Bosnian army mujahideen units. Ramzi Binalshibh, friends with Atta and Zammar, had also fought in Bosnia.

Thanks to Jon Gold, this clip from the 2004 9/11 Omission Hearings held in NYC includes family member Mindy Kleinberg’s Commission testimony regarding the hijackers’ visas.

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FBI agent waives preliminary hearing in Utah assault case

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Courts » Adam Grant Quirk is accused of throwing girlfriend to the floor and choking her.

The case of an FBI agent accused of assaulting the woman he lived with was bound over for trial Tuesday in Utah's 3rd District Court.

Judge Laura Scott issued the order after Special Agent Adam Grant Quirk waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Quirk was excused from attending the Tuesday hearing at the request of his defense attorney, who said in a January motion that Quirk had made arrangements to move to Wisconsin.

Quirk, 36, is charged with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, and criminal mischief and damaging or interrupting a communication device, which are class B misdemeanors. He was arrested and booked in Salt Lake County jail the night of the incident and was later released on $25,000 bail.

Charging documents claim the alleged victim locked herself in the bathroom on Dec. 13 after Quirk began drinking at his Avenues area home and became belligerent. She also took and hid Quirk's phone "to keep him from doing hurtful things on it while being intoxicated," the charges say.

Quirk demanded that she unlock the door, and when she didn't, he allegedly started throwing her things out the back



Training in Blythe helps FBI agents learn about explosives

An FBI Explosives Unit technician detonates an explosive during training at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office Training Center in Blythe.

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The FBI is blowing things up this week in Blythe to learn what clues an explosion leaves behind

An FBI Explosives Unit technician walks away from an engulfed pile of cinderblocks after she threw in a molotov cocktail during training at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office Training Center in Blythe.

During the first day of class Monday, about 30 FBI agents from across the country gathered at the Richmond County sheriff’s training range to watch things explode. The explosions ranged from Hollywood-syle “ooh and aah” blasts to the homemade kind. Agents observed the different effects of various chemicals and combinations and even the smells the explosions made.
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On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 11:10 AM EST Richard Gage, AIA wrote:

February 28, 2015

Niels Harrit Sues Danish Newspaper for Libel

Will Present Video of WTC 7 in Court

Dear Friends,
Two days ago, we announced that Dr. Niels Harrit, the distinguished co-author of the landmark nano-thermite paper, will be appearing in Danish High Court two weeks from now to bring an appeal in his libel suit against the Danish newspaper Weekendavisen.

Already, we've raised $12,000 of the $15,000 needed to cover his legal fees. Please read on – and, if you can, help us reach our goal by the end of this weekend. To those who've already donated, we thank you for your incredible support. We're almost there!

It all started back in December 2012 with an article titled "Madness in the Royal Library." In it, Weekendavisen writer Søren K. Villemoes referred to Dr. Harrit and his fellow 9/11 activists as "crackpots," while also comparing them to creationists and Holocaust deniers.

". . . Is the library soon going to open its doors to an exhibition showing us 'alternative' theories about evolution? . . . Why not just invite in Niels Harrit and the other crackpots from the 9/11 skeptics movement while we are at it? What about the holocaust denial movement?"
>Søren K. Villemoes, Weekendavisen, December 7, 2012
>For Dr. Harrit, a scientist who taught chemistry for 40 years at the University of Copenhagan, this amounted to an allegation of scientific misconduct and a baseless attempt to damage his hard-earned reputation. So he decided to seek recourse under Denmark's strong libel law - and give himself the opportunity to prove in a court of law the scientific legitimacy of his 9/11 research.
>Now Dr. Harrit Needs Our Help
>The lower City Court ruled against Dr. Harrit in 2013, basing its decision on politics rather than the law. Dr. Harrit, of course, appealed.
>This time around, he'll be allowed to submit more evidence, and he is now receiving assistance from attorney Mads Krøger Pramming, chairman of the Danish whistleblower organization Veron [ http://www.veron.dk/hvem-er-vi ]. Although Mr. Pramming is providing his services at a greatly reduced rate, he still needs to be compensated for his indispensible assistance to Dr. Harrit.

>Of course, this is about much more than undoing baseless insults. It's an opportunity for a leader in the 9/11 Truth Movement to show in a court of law that the science behind controlled demolition is not just legitimate, but overwhelming.
>Moreover, because Dr. Harrit has been a national figure ever since his 2009 appearance on TV2NEWS [
], the case is likely to be widely covered in the Danish media - especially if he wins!
> What the Case Comes Down To
>Under Danish libel law, Villemoes has the burden of demonstrating a factual basis for his claim. As a journalist, he must also demonstrate that his reporting meets the standards of good journalism. At the first trial, he did neither. Still, the judge egregiously ruled in his favor.
>In the High Court, Villemoes will have a much harder time, because Dr. Harrit is being allowed to submit more evidence - namely, the video of WTC 7's destruction, as well as an actual sample of the WTC dust, which Dr. Harrit will use to demonstrate the dust's authenticity, and therefore his good scientific conduct.
>Dr. Harrit will also call two witnesses. One, Jan Utzon, is a world-renowned architect and AE911Truth petition signer who testified previously. The other, Dr. Per Hedegård, is a physics professor from the University of Copenhagan's Niels Bohr Institute. His statement to a newspaper in 2010 dismissing Dr. Harrit was the only evidence used by Villemoes at trial. Today, Dr. Hedegård has completely reversed his position and insists on testifying in support of Dr. Harrit!
>Thanks to Dr. Harrit's relentless pursuit of the truth, we now have an incredible opportunity to achieve some symbolic justice for all 9/11 researchers and activists.
>You can learn more about the case by reading our recently published article


>Sincerely yours,
>Richard Gage, AIA
>and the AE911Truth Team
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FBI Docs Reveal Spying on Chicago Protests [


>The FBI worked with Chicago police to collect intelligence on Occupy Chicago and the protests during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit there in May 2012, according to bureau documents recently obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Another" Manufactured Terror Plot? [ http://www.defendingdissent.org/now/another-manufactured-crime/
>Three Brooklyn men were arrested Feb. 25, charged with attempt and conspiracy to commit material support to ISIL. The announcement of their arrest was no small deal, attracting federal and state officials including Obama Attorney General nominee Loretta E. Lynch and NYPD commissioner William Bratton.
Although we don't have many details, the case reeks of "manufactured crime." It follows a pattern we've seen in so many other cases, where the FBI targets an individual who has neither the means nor capacity to commit a crime in an entrapment operation.

DOJ IG, FBI, DEA, Mass Surveillance and Secrecy

>If you've ever tried to get documents from the FBI using the Freedom of Information Act, you might relate to Michael Horowitz. He's the Department of Justice inspector general (IG), and he's asked the FBI to provide him with documents pertaining to "the Drug Enforcement Administration's use of administrative subpoenas to obtain and utilize certain bulk data collections." But the FBI is stonewalling.
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>The White House announced earlier this month a new strategy for amassing information, this time in cahoots with private industry. On Feb. 12,

Dissent NewsWire spoke with NSA whistleblower William Binney to get his insights.

Trending: Social Media as Material Support for Terrorism http://www.defendingdissent.org/now/trending-social-media-as-material-support-for-terrorism/

Prison Protest Exposes Deep Problems in CAR System


An uprising at a private prison in Texas has exposed problems at the Willacy County Correctional Center, and called attention to a private prison system built to hold immigrants. Inmates, dissatisfied with medical care at the prison, set fires and escaped from their housing units into the recreational yard on Friday, forcing prison officials to negotiate with them to regain control of the prison.

Hiding Prisoners "System-wide" in Chicago


The revelation that Chicago police are arresting people and concealing where they are, as reported by the British Guardian earlier this week, comes as no surprise to activists in the city's legal community. They've been quietly working on the issue for months.

DHS Report on 'Sovereign Citzens' Roils Far Right


An unreleased Department of Homeland Security report says domestic far-right "sovereign citizen" extremists might pose a bigger threat of terrorist attacks within the U.S. than foreign self-styled Islamic groups like ISIS. The "intelligence assessment," which the department says is "not publicly available," was leaked to CNN earlier this month. Done in collaboration with the FBI, it cited a University of Maryland survey last year in which state and local law-enforcement officials listed the sovereign-citizen movement ahead of Islamic extremists and other domestic far-right groups as a potential threat

Fractivist Faces New Charges


Scroggins, 64, has annoyed Cabot, the biggest gas driller in the county, for years, by giving tours of fracking sites in the area to other activists, a group of New York state senators, and liberal celebrities like Susan Sarandon and Yoko Ono. In October 2013, the Houston-based company won an injunction against her, barring her from any land it owns or has leased mineral rights to. The company claimed she was endangering herself and others.

Fracktivist Convicted of Contempt


Susquehanna County Judge Kenneth Seamans ruled that Scroggins had violated a court order he issued last year prohibiting her from coming within 100 feet of Cabot drilling sites or access roads. She faces a fine of $300 to $1,000.

Gov. Walker Says He'll Sign Union-Busting Bill

>The bill, which would prohibit workplaces with union contracts from requiring employees to join a union or pay "fair-share fees" to cover the costs for the unions required to represent them, is part of a nationwide effort to have state legislatures undermine workers' ability to organize and sustain unions. Similar bills have been introduced in at least nine other states this year-Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and West Virginia. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) introduced one in Congress in January.

Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote to Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History http://www.defendingdissent.org/now/oklahoma-lawmakers-vote-overwhelmingly-to-ban-advanced-placement-u-s-history/

An Oklahoma legislative committee overwhelmingly voted to ban Advanced Placement U.S. History class, persuaded by the argument that it only teaches students "what is bad about America." Other lawmakers are seeking a court ruling that would effectively prohibit the teaching of all AP courses in public schools.

Drones Over D.C.? http://www.defendingdissent.org/now/news/drones-over-d-c/
The Secret Service announced yesterday that it would begin to fly drones in Washington, D.C.

Judge Halts Gitmo 9/11 Trial http://www.defendingdissent.org/now/judge-halts-gitmo-911-trial/
>A military commissions judge halted the 9/11 case at Guantanamo Bay on Wednesday because Department of Defense officials tried to unlawfully influence the military commissions judiciary by ordering judges to stay on the island for the duration of the trial. On Friday, the Pentagon rescinded that order.

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Are FBI Informants Working Inside America’s Churches?
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Two years ago today, I shared the news below for the first time. In light of the fact that a verdict is imminent in the Oklahoma City Bombing Trial that’s been taking place in federal court in Salt Lake City recently (yes, it’s true), I decided to share it again with only minor modifications.
Click on image above to download document (PDF).

Click on image above to download document (PDF).

Jesse Trentadue’s ongoing effort to obtain information from the FBI continued this week when he filed a motion (PDF) aimed at convincing a federal judge in Utah to allow him access to information about the FBI’s “Sensitive Informant Program. The move was made one month after the Salt Lake City attorney filed his first motion (PDF) seeking, among other things, to learn whether the FBI has informants working inside American churches.
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Terror investigations shaped FBI field office chief

March 3, 2015        


It wasn't the first time John S. Adams saw a dead body, and it wouldn't be the last.

Even for someone who helped excavate mass graves in Kosovo, the scene on the Norfolk-based destroyer Cole in 2000 was gruesome.

The new head of the local FBI field office said he helped investigate the terrorist bombing of the ship when it was in port in Aden, Yemen. He recalled the jagged metal bulkheads left behind by the explosion, the frustrated sailors forced to sleep on the ship's deck and the 17 men and women who were killed that fateful day while trying to do nothing more than eat lunch.

"They had no knowledge of what was going to happen," said Adams, who has a background in forensic anthropology. "To see that point in time - where someone's life ended - that sticks with you."

Adams, a veteran of multiple terrorism investigations, took command of the Norfolk field office - located in Chesapeake - last month.

During an interview Monday, Adams recounted his lengthy career in law enforcement and plans for the future. He said he initially wanted to become a doctor but changed plans after taking organic chemistry in college. He decided instead to pursue a graduate degree in forensic anthropology from the University of Tennessee. The decision helped him land a job with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation the following year and eventually a position with the FBI.

Adams, 48, said his first FBI posting was in 1997 in Washington, D.C. As a member of the division's Evidence Response Team, he participated in a number of terrorism investigations. In addition to the Cole, he helped investigate the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya and the 2003 bombings of three resi


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Former FBI Bomb Investigator Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

May 14, 2012 6:48pm

A former FBI Supervisory special agent who worked on some of the bureau’s most high profile terrorism and bombing cases including the Unabomber case, the USS Cole bombing, the Oklahoma City bombing and the1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 9/11 attacks, has been arrested and charged with distributing child pornography.

Donald J. Sachtleben a former FBI agent who served as a team leader on the high profile investigations, was charged in a criminal complaint that was unsealed today by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Indiana.

Sachtleben was charged with knowingly possessing child pornography and knowingly distributing child pornography. According to his Linked In profile, he left the Bureau in 2008 after a 25-year-career that spanned the globe.

The investigation by the FBI and an Internet Crimes Against Children task force spanned back to last fall when investigators executed a search warrant of another man allegedly trading images of child pornography. A review of the computer of that suspect, identified as Jason Nicoson from Illinois, led agents to Sachtleben and an Internet protocol address at his home in Carmel, Ind.

“A limited on-scene triage of the evidence was completed on computers and storage media found inside the residence and a vehicle. Approximately 30 image and video files containing child pornography were recovered from within a Hitachi Hard Drive inside a Sony VAIO Laptop,” the criminal complaint said of items recovered from Sachtleben’s home after federal agents executed a search warrant at his residence.

“Sachleben’s [sic] wife was interviewed during the execution of the search warrant and denied any knowledge of the child pornography found in Sony VAIO laptop or any involvement with child pornography distribution or possession

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Key Piece of Evidence in Boston Marathon Attack Case Up in Smoke

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The defense attorney for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that her client had indeed participated in the April 2013 bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. But, a key piece of evidence that everyone expected to be included in the trial does not exist.

“There is little we dispute. It was him,” said Judy Clarke in US District Court in Boston, alleging that it was the older brother, Tamerlan who was responsible for all the violence. This doesn’t surprise the jurors, a majority of whom said during the pretrial that they believe he is guilty but are willing to reconsider their point of view. US District Court Judge George O’Toole refused four defense requests to move the trial away from Boston.

“It was Tamerlan who self-radicalized. It was Dzhokhar who followed,” Clarke told the jam-packed courtroom. “Tamerlan had influence” over his younger brother, Clarke said, because of his age, the culture they were from and because of Tamerlan’s forceful personality. The younger brother must be held responsible but “this was a path laid by his brother that led him to Boylston Street.”
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Prosecutor William Weinreb painted a different picture in the courtroom, giving graphic details of the injuries to the dead, and arguing that the younger Tsarnaev hid his radical Islamic views from friends, privately reading terrorist writings. “He believed the US government is the enemy of Muslim people. He did the bombing because he thought it would help secure him a place in paradise.”

In a stunning revelation it came to light that a video purportedly showing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropping the deadly backpack behind victims at the marathon on April 15, 2013 is not real at all.

Tsarnaev’s lawyers want the court to remove from evidence a news conference video in which former Boston FBI Special Agent Richard DesLauriers described video footage and says Tsarnaev dropped the backpack where the victims were and it later exploded. Tsarnaev’s lawyers say those words were used to convict Tsarnaev in the media, when all the video shows is him walking around.

U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole ordered the defense and prosecution to edit the recording of the FBI press conference and he reserved the right to rule on the defense’s request to withdraw the entire recording if both sides can’t agree.

Because Tsarnaev faces the death penalty, the trial will be held in two stages, first deciding on culpability and then if the crime warrants a capital punishment sentence.
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Is the builder of the Boston bombs still on the loose?

March 5 2015


Investigators have always wondered if more people were involved in the bombings than just the brothers
Former Navy investigator: I think "they had somebody who was more of a skilled bomb maker .. assist them"
There was no evidence the brothers ever tested their bombs before using them, CNN analyst says

(CNN)It was a sophisticated attack with sophisticated devices.

Authorities quickly identified the Boston bombing suspects, but almost immediately after Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed during the manhunt for the perpetrators and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured, investigators privately questioned if more people were involved.

If there were others, perhaps a bomb maker is on the loose.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told police he and his brother built the bombs, but court documents show some people involved in the case had their doubts.

The bombs were described as powerful pressure-cooker explosives controlled remotely. There were fuses from Christmas lights and detonators constructed from model car parts.

The twin bombings in April 2013 killed three people and wounded more than 250 others.

"These relatively sophisticated devices would have been difficult for the Tsarnaevs to fabricate successfully without training or assistance from others," prosecutors wrote in a filing opposing a move by Tsarnaev's lawyer to throw out statements he made in the hospital.

No testing?

Two years after the attack Michael Marks, a former special agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, agrees on the technical aspects of the bombs.

"These were two relatively sophisticated devices that went off almost simultaneously. They had a very, very short delay," he said. "It would be my opinion that they had somebody who was more of a skilled bomb maker, an engineer if you will, assist them in saying these are the steps you need to go through and then assemble the device to make it safely and to make it function the way they want."

They were the kind of bombs that need testing to make sure they work the way you expect.

"There has been no evidence that the two brothers actually tested and tried out making a bomb and detonating it," CNN National Security Analyst Juliette Kayyem said. "Now it could be luck that they put this thing together, put it at the Boston Marathon finish line, and were able to detonate them so close to each other and sequentially. But it was a pretty sophisticated attack."

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told FBI agents he and his brother built the bombs following instructions from al Qaeda's Inspire magazine.

No one has been publicly named as a possible co-conspirator. Investigators have focused on Tamerlan Tsarnaev's suspected ties to militants.

In 2012 the older Tsarnaev spent six months in Russia. Authorities have questioned how much exposure he may have had to radicals and whether he could have received training there.

There are other clues that the brothers would have needed help with the bombs. There wasn't trace evidence -- black powder from fireworks -- found in either home, their cars or anywhere associated with them, the court documents said.

Also, investigators apparently were troubled that they recovered one remote-controlled detonator at the scene of the bombings when there should have been two. That suggested the other was being kept to use with other bombs.

Marks said investigators didn't find circuit testers.

"You want a separate circuit tester in order to test the functionality of the components without it being hooked up to the actual device, for your own safety," he said.

Co-conspirator or victim?

The trial underway in Boston will center on not whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev did it, but why he did it.

The prosecution will paint a portrait of a cruel co-conspirator, an equal partner in hideous crimes. A man who planned to kill and did.

But the defense will draw the accused as a boy living in the shadow of a mastermind older brother. Younger, struggling in school, abandoned by his parents. An easy victim of deep manipulation.

The question of how he was influenced is essential to the case.

Kayyem, who said she believes the brothers acted in tandem without outside help, said she think the defense strategy will be to create enough doubt within the jurors' minds of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
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THREATS AND RESPONSES: THE F.B.I.; Five Minority Agents File Bias Lawsuit Against Bureau

Published: September 26, 2002

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25— Four black agents and one Hispanic agent at the F.B.I. field office in New York filed a discrimination lawsuit today. The agents accused their supervisors of a pattern of racial bias that hampered the agents' work on a number of fugitive cases, gang investigations and efforts to follow up leads in the Sept. 11 attacks.

In a letter today to the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, and several lawmakers, the agents said they were horrified when photographs of several minority agents were posted on their squad's ''wall of shame,'' an office bulletin board where pictures of gang members and criminal subjects were posted.

The letter says that under the agents' faces were hand-drawn pictures of them wearing warm-up suits and gold medallions. A caption referred to them as ''whiners.''

The agents said they were especially angered that the faces had been cut from a photograph of the squad taken a few days after the Sept. 11 attacks, at the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, where they sifted through debris from the World Trade Center site to collect body parts and other evidence.

In the complaint, the agents said that after the attacks they pursued a highly promising lead about an unidentified Pakistani even as their immediate supervisor complained that they were spending too much time out of the office. The five agents said that criticism was not directed at white agents.

Beyond the specific complaints, the letter and a filing in the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia depict a corrosive, demoralizing and racially insensitive environment in the New York office, the largest of the 56 field offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The New York office is often regarded by senior managers as the bureau's flagship local operation. It has hundreds of experienced agents skilled in investigations of organized crime, terrorism and espionage.

The agents who filed the complaint are Wilfred Baptiste, Kendall Hobson, Paul Sutherland, Nathan Tucker and Carlos Luquis. Several have been credited with important arrests, and the agents have received exceptional performance appraisals. Mr. Tucker arrested a suspect from the bureau's list of ''Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.''

''The most shocking thing here is that these issues were raised numerous times by five agents, and yet there was no effort by management to address it,'' a lawyer for the agents, Ronald Schmidt, said. ''These problems are cultural and will continue to negatively impact F.B.I. operations unless systematic reforms are introduced.''

A spokesman for the bureau, Mike Kortan, said the bureau reviewed all bias complaints.

''The F.B.I. has not been served with a copy of the complaint and cannot comment at this time,'' Mr. Kortan said. ''However, the F.B.I. remains committed to equal opportunity in the workplace, and any allegation of discrimination or retaliation is taken seriously and acted upon. A number of processes for grievances are available to employees, and in this case the equal employment opportunity process is under way.''

The letter and the suit focus on the actions of Mark Paridy, who supervised the agents for more than three years on a squad that tracked fugitives, an assignment widely regarded as one of the most difficult and potentially dangerous. F.B.I. officials said neither Mr. Paridy nor other agents would comment on the accusations.

The agents complained that Mr. Paridy denigrated the work of black agents on the squad and denied them cash awards and commendation letters that are important for agents who seek promotions to management.

The complaint said Mr. Paridy had secretly monitored their voice mail messages and penalized the agents after they had filed administrative complaints by assigning them tasks usually given to junior agents. The minority agents said they were assigned more than their share of old fugitive cases that had few leads and were highly unlikely to be solved.

Other agents have been more pointed in criticizing the agency since the Sept. 11 attacks. On Friday, another agent from the New York office testified to a Congressional committee that he had sent an e-mail message to his superiors before the attacks, warning that ''someday someone will die'' unless headquarters acted more quickly to investigate a certain suspect.

Later, that suspect, Khalid al-Midhar, was widely believed to have led the group that crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon.

The minority agents said they had repeatedly complained to managers about Mr. Paridy's actions. Often, they said, he seemed to focus on minority agents, sometimes asking them to account for their whereabouts and report to him even when working undercover.

The suit was filed after the agents' lawyer said that they had exhausted the administrative complaint process, a system that minority agents have frequently said was slow, often arbitrary and a forum that seldom reached conclusions that minorities regarded as just.

The bureau has long struggled with bias charges. A class-action suit by black agents was settled in 1993, when the bureau promised to change procedures for promotions, management training and assignments. The agents took the bureau back to court in 1998, saying it had failed to institute the changes. In a second settlement, in 2000, the bureau said it would make the changes by 2003, an outcome
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March 5, 2015 by The WhoWhatWhy Team

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Criminal Violence as Political Theater
Theater: Standard Operating Procedure for the FBI

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They collected them -- and probably sold them, too: Feds pose with firearms confiscated at the border.

“The Investigations Division of the Office of the Inspector General has thoroughly reviewed your allegations and concluded that the issues raised do not warrant an investigation by this office,” insisted the unsigned March 10 letter from the Justice Department.

The “allegations” and “issues” I had raised in my March 2 letter to Associate Deputy Attorney General David Margolis dealt with disclosures by former FBI undercover operative John Matthews about a federal “sting” operation in which AR-15 rifles – which had been converted to full-auto machine guns -- were illegally sold to narcotics-peddling motorcycle gangs through the Lone Wolf gun shop in Tucson, Arizona. The key elements of Matthews’ account were confirmed by his former FBI handler, Donald Jarrett. The Justice Department’s exhaustive and definitive “review” of this matter took less than a week.

"Fixer": David Margolis (center).
Lone Wolf was the same gun shop was bullied by the ATF into participating in the notorious “Fast and Furious” operation, through which firearms were illegally provided to agents of Mexican drug cartels. That initiative was inspired by the cynical calculation that an engineered increase in “gun-related violence” would create political pressure to impose new restrictions on firearms ownership.

“With the number of guns we let walk, we’ll never know how many people were killed, raped, robbed,” lamented ATF agent John Dodson, who was involved in the operation.
“Fast and Furious” was an exercise in abetting criminal violence for the purpose of political theater, and it was neither the first nor the last federal venture of that kind. During the 1990s, Matthews – a Vietnam veteran who is dying from exposure to Agent Orange -- was an infiltrator and informant in the FBI’s PATCON (Patriot Conspiracy) operation, which he suggests was a progenitor of “Fast and Furious.”

Rather than discrediting Matthews’ allegations, the Justice Department’s careful and fastidious “review” has tacitly validated them: The letter I was sent didn’t dismiss those claims as false or exaggerated, it simply said they did “not warrant an investigation.” This is because the actions Matthews described are entirely unexceptional – they are standard operating procedure for the FBI.

Disillusioned snitch: John Matthews.
“As we talk of gun control … over the years [of] how many cases of sporterized SKS, AK47s, and SKSs were sold to groups and case after case of ammo for them all with the blessings of the FBI & ATF with no paper work,” Matthews wrote in a November 8, 2014 email (which I have lightly edited for spelling and grammar). “Also let’s not forget the AR15s, they were made full auto from the Lone Wolf gun store back in the 90s by a guy brought in by the FBI for me to put in place. Those guns went to bikers who were sell[ing] drugs on the border. Those drugs were [believed] to be coming in from China.”

In March 2013, Matthews corresponded with Jarrett, his former FBI handler, about this element of the PATCON operation. The name of the “guy” brought in by the FBI to broker the firearms deal was David Mann, who had a PO Box in St. Johns, Arizona.

“I [would] pick him up in Payson, AZ on our way up to Surplus & Stuff in Snowflake … and met with a guy name[d] Tim,” Matthews recalled in a March 28, 2013 email to Jarrett. “He [would] show him his weapons that he was making and how he could make them anything they wanted. Then from there we took a trip up to where the guy [kept] the tractors that we were thinking the dope was coming in from.”

The tractors were apparently being used as part of an international narcotics smuggling operation.

During the trip described by Matthews, he and David Mann -- and perhaps the mysterious “Tim” -- met with another individual who “ran the church and we [thought was] selling the drugs to the bikers. We were going to get David to sell weapons too [sic] them. This trip was where [I] got David in with this [sic] guys so I could move on. Does this sound right to you[?] Also have more info on him and [meetings] at gun store (Lone Wolf) and other places like Scottsdale, before we turn[ed] him loose.”

“Yes, that sounds absolutely correct about David,” Jarrett replied the following day. “I only introduced you to one guy that work[ed] with guns, and that was David.”

All of this is quite similar to the “Fast and Furious” operation, despite taking place decades earlier.

At the time, as summarized in recent federal court filings, Matthews was employed by the FBI “to infiltrate and monitor the activities of the extreme political right.” As a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, Matthews was eager to participate in what he was told was a mission vital to national security. He applied himself with earnestness, and was given a commendation by the Bureau for his efforts.

However, he eventually became disenchanted with PATCON, concluding that the FBI’s design “had been to infiltrate and to incite these fringe groups to violence,” rather than protecting the public.

The proto-“Fast and Furious” operation to arm drug-dealing criminal gangs – an entirely typical specimen of prohibition-enabled official corruption – was one of several schemes that disabused Matthews of the idea that PATCON was a noble undertaking. In a meeting with Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue in July 2011 Matthews described “a PATCON operation designed to promote an extremist group to carry out a plan to damage the cooling system of the Brown’s Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Alabama….”

More importantly, from Trentadue’s perspective, was Matthews’ account of seeing “Timothy McVeigh and a German National by the name of Andreas Strassmeir at a militia training facility near San Saba, Texas” shortly before the April 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing.

“According to Matthews, he had reported the McVeigh-Strassmeir siting to the FBI, and was told by the FBI that the Bureau was already aware of that fact, which indicated to Mr. Matthews that others within the FBI were monitoring McVeigh on the run-up to the attack on the Murrah Building,” Trentandue pointed out in a motion filed before federal Judge Clark Waddoups last August.

Seeking justice: Jesse in the 1990s...
For nearly twenty years, Trentadue has been trying to learn the full truth about the torture-murder of his younger brother Kenneth at the hands of the FBI. Shortly after the April 19, 1995 OKC bombing, Kenneth Trentadue – on parole following a prison term for bank robbery – was detained in San Diego and taken to the Federal Transfer Facility in Oklahoma City.

It was Kenneth’s singular misfortune to be a near-twin of another bank robber named Richard Lee Guthrie, who was already immured elsewhere in the imponderable depths of the federal prison system. Guthrie had been a member of a white supremacist gang called the Aryan Republican Army, which robbed banks in order to fund domestic terrorism – including the OKC bombing. The ARA frequented a white supremacist redoubt in Oklahoma called Elohim City, in the company of several federal undercover assets – among them the same Andres Strassmeir whom Matthews had seen in the company of Timothy McVeigh.

The federal operatives who beat and garroted Kenneth Trentadue thought they were eliminating Guthrie, whose knowledge about the federal government’s role in OKC was potentially troublesome. The murderers arranged for Kenneth’s cell to be cleaned up and attempted to have his body cremated. Jesse and his mother Wilma intervened to preserve Kenneth’s remains, which displayed undeniable evidence that he had been beaten to death – and had put up a doomed fight against his murderers.

Shortly thereafter, Guthrie likewise died in a staged “suicide.”

In 2001, a federal judge ruled that the FBI had lied about the circumstances of Kenneth Trentadue’s death and was guilty of destroying evidence in the case. Jesse set aside $250,000 of the $1.1 million civil judgment against the FBI as a reward for information leading to the prosecution of the murderers. That reward remains unclaimed.

... Jesse preparing for trial last summer.
At this own expense, Jesse has continued his efforts to unearth suppressed video footage of the OKC bombing, which he believes will reveal the identity of one or more federal operatives who took part in that atrocity. Blessed with financial resources as inexhaustible as its institutional corruption, the FBI has used every tactic at its disposal – both legal and illegal – to prevent the disclosure of that video.

In the service of that cover-up, the Bureau has repeatedly ignored and disobeyed orders from federal judges and engaged in blatant witness tampering.

Last July, Matthews was scheduled to testify – via teleconference – in a hearing before U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups. Four days before his scheduled appearance, Matthews had a phone conversation with FBI Special Agent Adam Quirk in which the thoroughly intimidated witness promised that “I ain’t goin’ and I ain’t saying nothing unless somebody issues me a subpoena.” Even if the judge were to “haul my ass to Salt Lake City, I’m gonna set there on the stand and say I don’t recall anything.”

“That’s fine,” Quirk replied, approving of Matthews’ stated intention to perjure himself. During a phone conversation on the following day, Matthews repeated his assurance that he would try to avoid a subpoena.

“Well, yeah, and I mean – worst case scenario, even if you testified you can just – you can say you have, you know – you have nothing to say,” Qu
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The Intercept

The Sting
How the FBI Created a Terrorist
By Trevor Aaronson

March 14 2015

IN THE VIDEO, Sami Osmakac is tall and gaunt, with jutting cheekbones and a scraggly beard. He sits cross-legged on the maroon carpet of the hotel room, wearing white cotton socks and pants that rise up his legs to reveal his thin, pale ankles. An AK-47 leans against the closet door behind him. What appears to be a suicide vest is strapped to his body. In his right hand is a pistol.

“Recording,” says an unseen man behind the camera.

“This video is to all the Muslim youth and to all the Muslims worldwide,” Osmakac says, looking straight into the lens. “This is a call to the truth. It is the call to help and aid in the party of Allah … and pay him back for every sister that has been raped and every brother that has been tortured and raped.”


Osmakac in his “martyrdom video.” (YouTube)

The recording goes on for about eight minutes. Osmakac says he’ll avenge the deaths of Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and elsewhere. He refers to Americans as kuffar, an Arabic term for nonbelievers. “Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth,” he says. “Woman for a woman, child for a child.”

Osmakac was 25 years old on January 7, 2012, when he filmed what the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice would later call a “martyrdom video.” He was also broke and struggling with mental illness.

After recording this video in a rundown Days Inn in Tampa, Florida, Osmakac prepared to deliver what he thought was a car bomb to a popular Irish bar. According to the government, Osmakac was a dangerous, lone-wolf terrorist who would have bombed the Tampa bar, then headed to a local casino where he would have taken hostages, before finally detonating his suicide vest once police arrived.

But if Osmakac was a terrorist, he was only one in his troubled mind and in the minds of ambitious federal agents. The government could not provide any evidence that he had connections to international terrorists. He didn’t have his own weapons. He didn’t even have enough money to replace the dead battery in his beat-up, green 1994 Honda Accord.

Osmakac was the target of an elaborately orchestrated FBI sting that involved a paid informant, as well as FBI agents and support staff working on the setup for more than three months. The FBI provided all of the weapons seen in Osmakac’s martyrdom video. The bureau also gave Osmakac the car bomb he allegedly planned to detonate, and even money for a taxi so he could get to where the FBI needed him to go. Osmakac was a deeply disturbed young man, according to several of the psychiatrists and psychologists who examined him before trial. He became a “terrorist” only after the FBI provided the means, opportunity and final prodding necessary to make him one.

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the FBI has arrested dozens of young men like Osmakac in controversial counterterrorism stings. One recent case involved a rudderless 20-year-old in Cincinnati, Ohio, named Christopher Cornell, who conspired with an FBI informant — seeking “favorable treatment” for his own “criminal exposure” — in a harebrained plot to build pipe bombs and attack Capitol Hill. And just last month, on February 25, the FBI arrested and charged two Brooklyn men for plotting, with the aid of a paid informant, to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State. The likelihood that the men would have stepped foot in Syria of their own accord seems low; only after they met the informant, who helped with travel applications and other hurdles, did their planning take shape.

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Podcast: Government Doesn’t Want Anyone to Know FBI Agents Can See They’re Creating Terrorists
By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday March 22, 2015 10:18 am        
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Trevor Aaronson

On this week’s episode of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, the guest is Trevor Aaronson, contributing writer to The Intercept and executive director of the Florida Center of Investigative Reporting at the University of Miami.

Aaronson wrote a feature on Sami Osmakac, a mentally ill Muslim man who was the target of an FBI sting operation in Tampa Bay, Florida, in 2012. The FBI gave Osmakac the means, the opportunity and the desire to carry out an attack. They orchestrated this plot, which Osmakac was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for committing, and that is abundant because of recorded conversations the undercover FBI agent was having about Osmakac.

During a thirty-minute interview, Aaronson comprehensively details how the FBI orchestrated this terrorism plot. He compares the case of Osmakac to other FBI sting operations. Aaronson addresses the secrecy surrounding this operation and how he was only able to publish this report because a confidential source provided him sealed transcripts. Plus, Aaronson addresses whether he thinks there has been a shift in how the media covers or how the public reacts to the FBI manufacuturing their own terrorism plots, which they can thwart and then act as if they had no decisive role in creating.

A discussion portion follows the interview. Co-host and journalist Rania Khalek provides a rundown on the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. We talk about the outrage at a New York high school over the Pledge of Allegiance being recited in Arabic. The discussion concludes with some climate disruption headlines and talk about the Obama administration censoring and rejecting public records requests at a greater rate than ever.

To listen to the interview, go here. The link will open an audio file and the podcast episode with the interview will automatically start playing. (You can also find the podcast on iTunes and listen to it there.)

There is also a player conveniently located right here, and you can click “play” to listen to the interview:

*The following is a partial transcript of the 30-minute interview.

KEVIN GOSZTOLA: This involves a young Muslim, Sami Osmakac. It’s a 2012 case, and he recorded what the government calls a “martyrdom video.” This all took place in Tampa, Florida. Would you introduce Sami and how he came to be targeted?

TREVOR AARONSON: Sami Osmakac came to the United States when he was a young teenager. I believe he was thirteen years-old, and he and his family had fled the war in Kosovo—first settling for a few years in Germany and then coming to the Tampa Bay area where Sami’s family had opened a bakery in the city of St. Petersburg, which was actually quite popular.

Sami, as began to get into his early twenties, began to show a number of signs of mental illness. A psychologist and a psychiatrist, who were hired by the court and the defense, would both later diagnose him with schizoaffective disorder. Of course, as these symptoms were beginning to manifest, Sami’s family didn’t know that at the time. They just knew that he was heavily troubled. He had trouble sleeping. He was growing physically different. He was pale.

At the same time, he had this turn toward extremism and got really involved in Islam and he was introduced to a red-bearded man named Russell Dennison, who was an American-born convert. Russell himself is a pretty mysterious guy, and we can get into that, as part of this, but the most important role that Russell Dennison played was that when Sami was twenty-five years-old Russell introduced him to a man named Abdul Dabus, who was an FBI informant who ran a Middle Eastern market in Tampa. And Abdul Dabus, according to the government’s story, met Sami on that first day that Russell Dennison introduced him and Sami asked for al Qaeda flags or black banners. That was the FBI’s story. Dabus then says he called the FBI, told them about this interaction with Sami and they, in turn, instructed him to start a sting operation.

Dabus gave Sami a job. Sami, it’s worth noting, had absolutely no money and didn’t have any sort of employment so Dabus gave him a job. Introduced him to an undercover agent, who went by the name Amir, who offered to sell Sami some weapons. And, in turn, Sami and Amir came up with this very elaborate plot to bomb and Irish bar called MacDinton’s and then have Sami go to the local Native American casino, take hostages and then finally when police would arrive detonate an explosive vest.

Like all of these sting operations that the FBI runs, everything was provided by the FBI. All of the weapons, all of the logistical planning was provided by the FBI.

What’s interesting about my story is that it leverages these sealed and basically secret transcripts of overheard transcripts. Amir Jones would go back to the field office in Tampa with his recording equipment on and that recording equipment captured seemingly accidentally the private conversations among the FBI agents as they were working the sting. And what’s so revelatory about these transcripts is that it shows that groups like Human Rights Watch that have criticized these sting operations for targeting mentally ill and economically desperate people, the FBI seems to agree with that assessment. Behind closed doors, the FBI agent was calling Sami Osmakac a retarded fool who didn’t have a pot to piss in. They said his plans were wishy-washy and basically made clear that were it not for the FBI making everything possible Sami himself was not much of a danger.

Even more concerning, I think, is that that central piece of evidence that was used against Sami at trial was the fact that he had provided $500 to the undercover agent as a down payment for weapons. And these transcripts show that was a problem for the FBI. That Sami was so broke and didn’t have any money or any capacity to really make much money. That they had to orchestrate a pretty elaborate scheme through which they gave money to the FBI informant Dabus, who gave a job to Sami for doing little to no work and then Dabus paid Sami $500, which Sami then used to purchase these weapons. So, basically, through these transcripts, we’re able to see very clearly that Sami was using government-provided money to purchase government-provided weapons in a conspiracy that was portrayed by the government as if this was a truly dangerous terrorist or lone wolf terrorist, who on his own would have struck and would have done terrible damage to property and loss of life in the Tampa Bay area.

GOSZTOLA: So, as you’re saying and as you describe in great detail in your feature, there are two informants. What are the back stories and even potentially criminal backgrounds you could talk about with Amir Jones and then Dabus?

AARONSON: Amir Jones was the undercover FBI agent, as far as we know. That’s how the FBI has identified him. It’s not unusual for the FBI to have agents like Amir, who move from case to case. And so, Amir Jones’ name was never revealed and to this day I don’t know what it is. He went by the pseudonym Amir Jones. I suspect he is one of the FBI operators, who moves from case to case, state to state. So, it’s probably unlikely that he is in Tampa any longer. They bring in someone like Amir Jones when they need someone to play the terrorist role for the FBI as an agent.

But Amir Jones was introduced to Sami through Abdul Dabus, and Dabus is a pretty interesting guy because he was well-known in the Tampa Muslim community, was a business owner and also was friendly with Sami Al-Arian, who you’re listeners may remember was the University of South Florida professor who was prosecuted under the PATRIOT Act and battled prosecutors for a decade before just this year agreeing to a deal where he accepted deportation to Turkey. Abdul Dabus actually testified in Sami al-Arian’s trial in 2003 and, in fact, was a damaging witness for the government’s case against Sami al-Arian. Somehow between al-Arian’s case and Sami Osmakac’s sting operation, Abdul Dabus became an informant for the FBI.

Dabus claims that this was the only time he worked for the FBI. One of the court records, an FBI affidavit, describes Abdul Dabus as having provided reliable information in the past certainly suggesting that he was an ongoing informant for the FBI. Although, Dabus, as I said in my interview, disputed that.

Dabus was paid $20,000 for his role in the plot. That’s not unusual. Informants can actually make much more in these types of operations. There are cases where informants have made $100,000 or more for working these types of stings, but Dabus was paid $20,000 for about three to four months of work off and on. While he says he wasn’t motivated by the money, as I noted in my story, there was certainly evidence to suggest he was in really rough financial straits when he came in contact with Sami Osmakac. Dabus’ home was facing foreclosure proceedings. His business was also under foreclosure. He owed $800,000 on that note, and, according to civil filings, he had debts all around town.

So, it’s clear just from the record that this was a man who was in pretty rough financial shape and so the idea that he wasn’t at all incentivized by money—It could be true but also the public record suggests that seems unlikely. Dabus then is paid by the FBI and then is taking orders from an FBI agent named Jacob Collins. And Jacob Collins is the one who instructs Dabus to introduce him to the undercover agent Amir Jones but also more importantly is the one instructing Dabus to pay Sami Osmakac money so that in turn Sami Osmakac can give the money to Amir Jones for these weapons, allowing prosecutors to announce the public and show to a jury, hey, this guy was really serious. He gave $500 for these weapons. But, as these transcripts show, that capacity was made possible only because the FBI had orchestrated it.

And I say that very deliberately because orchestrated was their term for this process, where they would orchestrate the money going to Dabus and then Sami Osmakac so he could purchase these weapons.

GOSZTOLA: I think most people know about the most major high-profile case of going after economically desperate people, like the Newburgh Sting. But another aspect I wanted to see if you could shed some light on is it seems in going through your story that Sami fits one of these characteristics, where he’s paranoid about the United States government, where he has these beliefs and views about the US government. And, maybe somewhat similar to the recent case of Christopher Cornell in Ohio, this is something FBI agents are taking advantage of in the process of orchestrating this sting.

AARONSON: Right, it’s not unusual in these sting operations for the targets of the sting operation to either have diagnosed mental illness or to exhibit behavior that certainly suggests they were having mental problems. In fact, Sami Osmakac isn’t the only person targeted in a sting operation who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. There was a case out in Seattle, Washington, involving a man named Walid Mujahidh, who also had schizoaffective disorder. So, as a result of the trawling of Muslim communities that the FBI is doing in the name of counterterrorism, the targeting of more than 15,000 informants in these communities, they’re looking for people, who want to get involved in some kind of violence. And they’re not finding truly capable people. They’re finding people who are willing to mouth off at the mosque and these tend to be mentally ill.

At the same time, it’s worth noting—and this is where we get into various shades of gray and what makes telling these stories difficult—is that someone like Sami Osmakac isn’t an angel. He’s not the type of guy you’d want to have around your children, the type you’d want to invite to dinner. He says things that are really horrible. He says things that are odious. He says things that just seem to justify violence against innocent people. And so, this is someone who has a lot of problems and he’s not an angel but at the same time he is not capable of committing an act of terror the way that he is portrayed to the public and to juries.

That is to say that Sami Osmakac, like the dozens of other people that have been caught in these terrorism sting operations, doesn’t have any weapons. He’d have a kitchen knife certainly, but he doesn’t have any guns, any bombs. He doesn’t have any money. Even if he had money, he doesn’t know anyone he could purchase these weapons from. Most importantly, he doesn’t have any connections to any international terrorist groups. So, while the FBI is really, really good at finding these types of would-be terrorists, the types that don’t have connections, that don’t have capacity, the track record of the FBI finding the ones that do have capacity and do have connections—Faisal Shahzad, who tried to bomb Times Square in 2010 or even more recently, the Boston Marathon bombers, these were the type of people who were not identified through these really aggressive sting operations.

More commonly, and I think this is the strongest criticism you can make of these types of sting operations, is that while they are missing the truly dangerous threats, like the Faisal Shahzads or the Boston Marathon bombings, they are instead finding these easily manipulated, mentally ill and economically desperate people who are easy to move along in a sting operation. I think the truth is that the truly dangerous ones, the Shahzads and the Tamerlan Tsarnaevs, are not the likely ones to be caught in these sting operations. To put it bluntly, they’re just not that stupid.

So the ones we’re finding in these sting operations are the ones who are kind of awful in a way. They are awful people. They say terrible things, but they are not terrorists. And, certainly, saying terrible things is not a crime and it’s only a crime if you commit an act of terrorism based on those ideas. It’s only the FBI through these stings that are making it possible for people like that to turn their very misguided and hateful ideas into some sort of act of terrorism.

GOSZTOLA: Now, I want to ask you about the fact that we’re having this conversation because there was somebody who was willing to provide this to material confidentially, to you or The Intercept, in order for this to become public, and the fact that the government did not want any of this material to be available for anyone in the public to read. So, if you could, just address the secrecy issue around this material in the case.

AARONSON: Right, so this was a sealed transcript that was placed under a protective order. These transcripts were then provided to me by a source after the trial. What’s significant is that a federal magistrate judge and later a district judge would not allow the jury to hear about these transcripts. The government argued that the release of these transcripts would damage their investigative strategy and law enforcement techniques.

And, in fact, after the trial, US District Judge Mary Scriven agreed to release a part of the transcripts but gave the government the ability to redact anything it felt would damage law enforcement strategy and investigative techniques. And so, if you go into the court file today, what you will find are some of the transcripts that we released but those transcripts are heavily redacted. What we’ve released are the full transcripts to our knowledge and with the only redactions being the initial ones, which the FBI always redacts, which have to do with the model and make of recording equipment which for some reason is really sensitive to the FBI.

What I think is significant is really twofold. I mean, one, these transcripts reveal the extent to which the FBI went after Sami Osmakac knowing that he wasn’t dangerous and the FBI’s willingness to essentially manufacture a plot so detailed that they had to provide the actual money that Sami Osmakac needed. They even had to give him taxi cab money so he could get to where they needed to go. They talk about him as if they know he is not in any way dangerous. They know calling someone a retarded fools certainly suggests you don’t think he is going to do anything significantly dangerous or significantly sophisticated.

At the same time, I think the larger question, which I don’t raise in my story, and I hope that maybe a conversation will come out in response to it, is what in these transcripts is so secret and so revelatory for the US government that it needs to shield them under claims that these transcripts would damage investigative techniques and strategy. The only investigative techniques and strategy these transcripts seem to show is that they took a man, who on his own had no capacity, someone that they knew had mental problems, someone they also knew had no connections to international terrorist groups, and through conversation after conversation orchestrated scenarios using a paid informant and an undercover agent that allowed them to portray Sami Osmakac as having $500, having the ability and willingness to go forward in a sting operation.

There was no sensitive information in the transcripts related to sources being exposed or put in danger. There was no kind of proprietary information about how they’re using intelligence in creative ways that you could maybe make an argument the government can’t have this released. My finding in reading this is more than anything these transcripts are an embarrassment to the US government and they did not want that released and so they claimed investigative techniques and strategy. And something that this very uncommon in these cases, a federal judge was willing to go with them on that and say, sure, we’ll seal that and place this under a protective order. She did and were it not for a confidential source providing this information to me this information likely would not have ever gotten out.

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