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Sen. Lindsey Graham, Solicitor General Elena Kagan And Neo-Cons Conceal, Protect And Enable Al Qaeda Terrorists

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Sen. Lindsey Graham claims Al Qaeda is an army and so we must fight a War on Terror. But Al Qaeda is only a small number of spies and mercenaries supported by Al Qaeda. Graham claims that free and fair legal trials will release secret information that will help AQ. But the only example given is the List of Un-indicted Co-conspirators from the Day of Terror Trial in1995. This list was sent to Bin Laden by Ali Mohamed a Master Al Qaeda Spy except Graham ignores that the list was released by prosecutor Andrew McCarthy. McCarthy also neglects to mention Ali Mohamed. McCarthy does support neo-con Michael Ledeen who was part of the Niger Yellowcake forgeries, that was used as a pretext for war with Irak.

Solicitor General Elena Kagan defended and protect Saudi Arabian terrorists in a lawsuit brought by 9-11 victims. Kagan also destroyed documents proving Saudi Arabia was responsible for the 9-11 attacks. Kagan does not defend American citizens who may be legally assassinated by the US government. But she defended Saudi Oil Sheikhs who created Al Qaeda Terrorism. Lawyers who covered up Ali Mohamed’s spying or covered up torture or covered up Saudi Arabia’s terrorism, have been promoted and rewarded. Anyone who is critical of the the 9-11 coverup is penalized and punished. The Underwear Bomber Conspiracy was a US intelligence plot that almost destroyed Flight 253. This possible False Flag Operation is also ignored and concealed. Neo-cons, such as Dana "Pig Missile" Perino continue the falsehoods. But it has been revealed that torture was used for false confessions to justify the Irak War. This torture is a war crime.

The War On Terror is a fraud. It is a war on democracy and the Bill of Rights. There is no Al Qaeda, at least as an organized army of terrorists. There is no AQ Order of Battle. There is no AQ military organization. AQ, as an organization, has been used by neo-cons to describe a very small number of Islamic Jihadists. Most of these terrorists got their start by fighting the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, secretly supported by the United States. AQ is a criminal gang. But AQ is protected by treasonous neo-cons who need an enemy to justify their wars, torture and assassinations. There is also the financial profiteering from terrorism.

The Saudi Arabian government is a shaky dictatorship of Oil Sheikhs who use their petro dollars to promote Islamic extremism. They also buy off AQ. This loose confederation of spies and mercenaries has been used and supported and financed by the Bin Laden Family and Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabian government was financing at least some of the 9-11 hijackers. Pakistan and its secret service, the ISI, also has been allied with the Oil Sheikhs. The ISI was caught paying 9-11 hijacker Mohammed Atta $100,000.

Prince Bandar, head of Saudi Espionage, laundered money through the infamous CIA Riggs Bank. Some of this money went to 9-11 hijackers. The 9-11 Commission Report claims the Saudi government did not finance the terrorists, and the money trail to the terrorists was not even important. But the not-so-secret classifed 28 page appendix, does provide evidence that Saudi Arabia attacked the United States on 9-11. The Above Top Secret Neo-con National Police State has concealed this.

The government, probably through the National Security Agency is attempting to censor all information about the 9-11 attacks, other than approved by Cass Sunstein. This includes stories about the lawsuit against Saudi Arabia. Families and survivors of 9-11 brought a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia. Elena Kagan, supposedly a brilliant lawyer and Solicitor General, defended the murderers against US citizens. Saudi Arabia is immune from the crimes but our citizens can be deprived of all freedoms at any time.

Solicitor General Elena Kagan said in the brief to the Supreme Court that her office agreed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit “that the princes are immune from petitioners’ claims,” although she pointed to somewhat different legal rationales in reaching that conclusion.

Ms. Kagan noted that the Supreme Court had historically looked to the executive branch to take the lead on such international matters because of “the potentially significant foreign relations consequences of subjecting another sovereign state to suit.”

The government said in its brief that the victims’ families never alleged that the Saudi government or members of the royal family “personally committed” the acts of terrorism against the United States “or directed others to do so.” And it said the claims that were made — that the Saudis helped to finance the plots — fell “outside the scope” of the legal parameters for suing foreign governments or leaders.

The Oil Sheikhs murdered 3000 people and Kagan says “that the princes are immune from petitioners’ claims”. But United States citizens are not immune from being murdered by our neo-con government. Kagan not only publicly defended Al Qaeda, she also destroyed evidence to continue the coverup. Kagan and Justice Department themselves have violated the law by destruction of evidence to protect Al Qaeda murderers. Kagan and the DOJ lawyers should have their legal licenses taken away. Then they should be put on trial and then put in prison.

Adding to the intrigue, classified American intelligence documents related to Saudi finances were leaked anonymously to lawyers for the families. The Justice Department had the lawyers’ copies destroyed and now wants to prevent a judge from even looking at the material.

The Supreme Court chose to follow Kagan and support Saudi terrorists. Kagan may be selected to the Supreme Court. There she will certainly continue the 9-11 Coverup. This is a similar pattern as other corrupt lawyers have similarly been rewarded for concealing the truth about 9-11, Dietrich Snell, Jamie Gorelick, Andrew McCarthy, Philip Zelikow, John Yoo and Jay Bybee. This is the new Loyalty Oath. Never question the government lies and you will be rewarded. Any dissent about 9-11 and you are purged from any position in government, as happened to Van Jones.

Again, Al Qaeda is a criminal gang. Their crimes are not committed because they hate us for our freedom. They murder for the enormous payoff. AQ has allies who game the financial system to profit from acts of terror. Terrorist crimes such as blowing up airliners cause large changes in stock prices, such as Airlines and Oil. There is a problem because there are recordings of financial transactions and suspicious "puts" are suspicious. There were plenty of these suspicious transactions before 9-11.

Shortly after 9/11, an Italian newspaper will report, “Six or seven years ago, probably in 1995, secret services from various European countries investigated the possibility that al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden’s organization, was using a Milan stockbroker firm to operate on Europe’s money
markets.”…

German central bank president Ernst Welteke later reports that a study by his bank indicates, “There are ever clearer signs that there were activities on international financial markets that must have been carried out with the necessary expert knowledge,” not only in shares of heavily affected industries such as airlines and insurance companies, but also in gold and oil…

“Between 6 and 7 September, the Chicago Board Options Exchange [sees] purchases of 4,744 put option contracts [a speculation that the stock will go down] in UAL versus 396 call options—where a speculator bets on a price rising. Holders of the put options would [net] a profit of $5 million once the carrier’s share price [dive] after September 11. On September 10, 4,516 put options in American Airlines, the other airline involved in the hijackings, [are] purchased in Chicago. This compares with a mere 748 call options in American purchased that day…

“To the embarrassment of investigators, it has also[learned] that the firm used to buy many of the ‘put’ options… on United Airlines stock was headed until 1998 by ‘Buzzy’ Krongard, now executive director of the CIA.” Krongard was chairman of Alex Brown Inc., which was bought by Deutsche Bank. “His last post before resigning to take his senior role in the CIA was to head Bankers Trust—Alex Brown’s private client business, dealing with the accounts and investments of wealthy customers around the world.”

The problems with neo-cons profiting from terror attacks with stock market fraud was solved by the Pentagon. The Policy Analysis Market was set up by Total Information Awareness Czar, John Poindexter. Indicted and convicted Iran-Contra co-conspirator Poindexter had the idea to make bets on wars, hijacked aircraft, assassinations of world leaders and other terrorist attacks. Then neo-cons could easily pull off terror attacks and legally take their profits from PAM. As soon as it became public, the program was canceled and Poindexter and PAM were gone but TIA remains.

The Pentagon office that proposed spying electronically on Americans to monitor potential terrorists has a new experiment. It is an online futures trading market, disclosed today by critics, in which anonymous speculators would bet on forecasting terrorist attacks, assassinations and coups.

Traders bullish on a biological attack on Israel or bearish on the chances of a North Korean missile strike would have the opportunity to bet on the likelihood of such events on a new Internet site established by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

The Pentagon called its latest idea a new way of predicting events and part of its search for the ”broadest possible set of new ways to prevent terrorist attacks.” Two Democratic senators who reported the plan called it morally repugnant and grotesque. The senators said the program fell under the control of Adm. John M. Poindexter, President Ronald Reagan’s national security adviser.

Iran-Contra was part illegal weapon sales and part drug running. US weapons were stolen and sold to Iran. The profits were used to fund a Contra mercenary army of thugs and finance illegal drug deals in Central America. Other Iran-Contra co-conspirators were recruited for a new conspiracy, creating a war with Irak. This includes Elliot Abrams and Michael Ledeen. Ledeen is alleged to have been a participant in the Niger Forgery Conspiracy.

Ledeen belongs to the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, which is actually a foundation for the defense of neo-cons. Another member is Andrew McCarthy, former prosecutor under Patrick Fitzgerald. McCarthy prosecuted the terrorists at the Day of Terror trial. But he also publicly defended Ledeen and denied that the Iran-Contra co-conspirator had anything to do with the Niger Forgeries. Further the Niger Forgeries had nothing to do with the launching of the Irak War.

Michael had utterly nothing to do with the forgeries (the source has actually been identified); the forgeries were not the basis for the president’s statement; the president did not claim Saddam obtained yellowcake — merely that intelligence reports indicated that Saddam had sought to obtain it…

Essentially, Michael received information from Manucher Ghorbanifar, a controversial figure with Iranian sources who has, over many years, provided the U.S. and other Western intelligence agencies with information the quality of which has been hotly debated.

The only debate was how worthless the information actually was, and was Ghorbanifar an agent of Iran. Ghorbanifar was a partner in crime with Ledeen during the Iran-Contra Conspiracy and he worked with Ledeen on the Irak War Conspiracy. Why would a former anti-terrorist federal prosecutor defend such unsavory characters as Ledeen and Ghorbanifar who were involved in illegal weapons deals with Iran? Because McCarthy is a dedicated neo-con, and he is dedicated to covering up the truth about AQ and the truth about neo-con takeover of national security and the truth about the Irak War. He is also dedicated to Military Commissions and torture and keeping AQ secrets, secret. McCarthy is also a dedicated liar.

Mr. McCarthy has written, for example, about learning that a document he provided in the discovery process in 1995 to defense lawyers in the sheik’s case — a long list of names of potential unindicted co-conspirators — was passed on to Mr. bin Laden, whose name was also on the list.

Mr. McCarthy has cited the episode as an example of how terrorists could use civilian trials as a kind of intelligence gathering tool. But two former Southern District prosecutors who studied the episode noted that the government had not sought a pretrial protective order — a procedure that would have restricted the document’s dissemination.

“We are not aware of any security breaches” in cases where such an order was sought, the authors said in a 2008 report for Human Rights First, which endorsed civilian justice for terrorism cases.

Also, McCarthy opposes legal representation for terrorists. Then there is obviously no way to "Cop a plea" and have a defendant testify who is paying and controlling him. Anything that describes the leaders and tactics of AQ has been kept secret because it would be an intelligence bonanza for AQ.

Mr. McCarthy has also criticized the private lawyers who have been assisting detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in challenging the legality of their confinements through habeas corpus petitions in federal court.

“The country’s at war and they’re volunteering their services to the enemy,” Mr. McCarthy said of the lawyers.

Mr. Dratel, a lawyer who represented one such detainee, said: “Is that Andy McCarthy or Joseph McCarthy? It doesn’t merit a response. That form of demagoguery was floated a few years ago and was promptly and roundly rejected by the entire organized bar. Those lawyers he criticizes have done an invaluable service for the United States.”

The issue of Military Commissions is more important than ever, as "civilian" trials are planned for the notorious KSM, and the "Underwear Bomber". These Commissions are top secret and they allow the coverups to continue. An open, fair trial with judge and jury is one of the genuine foundations for democracy. An open trial would reveal the truth about AQ, that they are just criminals supported by Saudi Arabia. The mockingbirds of the Dee Cee press corps have already set false narratives about both these terrorists. Even John Yoo, torture enabler continues the coverup, as if anyone would believe him about anything.

John Yoo wrote that trying KSM in civilian court would provide an “intelligence bonanza” for Al-Qaeda. While we shouldn’t be surprised by now of Yoo’s unparalleled ability to look the other way when the law repudiates his personal beliefs, it is worth noting that military commissions use the same law to protect sensitive national security evidence as the federal courts, the Classified Information Procedures Act (“CIPA”).

Sen. Linsey Graham should be labelled neo-con. He supports the Oil Wars indefinitely along with the continuing coverups. He also opposes Trials for terrorists because classified information has been released. He cites the Day of Terror Trial in 1995, where McCarthy was prosecutor. The List Of Un-Indicted Co-Conspirators, LOUICC, with 172 names was obtained by Bin Laden.

No other examples have been given of classified information being revealed at open trials. But what could be so important that this be kept secret? Bin Laden knows who the co-conspirators are. Again, there are only a few hundred AQ. This list should have been released and the public asked to provide information and help nab missing terrorists, un-indicted or not.

In the 1995 trial, because of civilian court rules, the government was required to disclose the identity of all known co-conspirators to the defense.

One of the conspirators — relatively obscure at the time — was Osama bin Laden.

Our intelligence services later learned this list made its way back to bin Laden tipping him off about our surveillance.

A conviction was obtained in that trial, but valuable intelligence was compromised. The rest is history.

Civilian trials create confusion. Our soldiers and intelligence services are already uncertain as to what rules apply.

Court trials can be confusing with all those facts and evidence for twelve ordinary people to judge. It is definitely confusing when one of the witnesses is a double agent, or triple agent or an eleven-dimensional agent. One of the missing terrorists was Ali Mohamed, Egyptian spy, Al Qaeda spy, Green Beret spy, FBI spy, CIA spy, and he married a California woman he met while traveling to the US. Ali was missing during the Day of Terror trial in 1995 because Andrew McCarthy told him not to testify at the Day of Terror trial. At least that is what Peter Lance, author of "Triple Cross", says.

Mohamed supposedly responds that he did get the subpoena, but that McCarthy advised him to ignore it and not testify and that McCarthy would cover up for him. Had Mohamed testified, McCarthy would have had a more difficult time getting a conviction, and the revelations of Mohamed’s ties to the CIA, FBI, and US military would have been highly embarrassing. Author Peter Lance will later note also that had Mohamed testified in the high profile trial, he would have become too well known to continue working as an informant and double agent.

Ali Mohamed is missing now even though he pleaded guilty to numerous crimes. Ali may be retired in California, with his wife Linda. Or he may be planning a new terror attack, for instance with Marc Grossman that will be another excuse for more wars and torture and stock market manipulation. Amazingly Ali got to know US secrets about national defense strengths and weaknesses of the Army, FBI and CIA. He had access to classified documents which he stole unless they were given to him.

Peter Lance suggests the LOUICC may have been given to Ali by McCarthy. McCarthy denies this. This feud has been going on for years. But Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is using the Department of Justice to end the feud. The government is trying to censor Lance’s book and steal every penny that Lance has with a lawsuit. This suggests "Triple Cross" has some credibility, and Fitzgerald has none.

But Mohamed continued to snooker McCarthy. On February 2, 1995, just after the start of trial, McCarthy sent the list of unindicted co-conspirators to various defense attorneys in the Day of Terror case. Somehow Ali Mohamed got a copy of it. Did McCarthy give it to him? We don’t know, but a copy was found in Mohamed’s house when the Feds searched it more than three years later.

Ali later admitted that "I obtained a copy of the co-conspirator list for the Abdel Rahman trial. I sent the list to El Hage in Kenya expecting that it would be forwarded to bin Laden in Khartoum."

Speaking of Fitz, Fitz did not hear the term "Al Qaeda" until after 1995. But Ali used the term AQ as early as 1993. This seems to be one of the earliest reference to AQ. It has been claimed "Al Qaeda" refers to a US government database. On pg. 224 of Triple Cross, Ali is quoted in 1993 saying

Bin Laden ran an organization called Al Qaeda and was building an army which may be used to overthrow the Saudi Government.

The Washington Independent published a story "In Much-Cited Precedent for 9/11 Trial, Tools for Protecting Information Went Unused", and subtitled "Former Prosecutor Andrew McCarthy Concedes He Could Have Done More to Stop Crucial Leak". This story basically says that CIPA provides sufficient protections for classified information in civilian trials, and quotes McCarthy supporting them. But McCarthy is changing his story and there is much left out of this account.

McCarthy, whom a February New York Times profile identified as one of the most influential conservative voices in the current debate over the propriety of trying terrorists in civilian courts, added, “I think too much is made of the example of the co-conspirator list.”

To call McCarthy a "influential conservative" is already misleading. McCarthy supported Ledeen and Ghorbanifar and regularly blogs neo-con disinformation. McCarthy was the one who has been making an example of the LOUICC. Lindsey Graham also used this as an example of "valuable compromised intelligence". WI and McCarthy and Graham ignore the real issue, Mohamed Ali, who obtained the list and faxed it to Bin Laden. Did McCarthy himself give this list to Ali? McCarthy has never revealed what he and Ali talked about during their conversations.

But McCarthy did give the LOUICC to several defense lawyers. Presumably, that is how Ali got it. McCarthy is responsible for the leak of the list. But WI and McCarthy and Graham are concealing the master spy Ali. Is this because Ali repeatedly assisted AQ and Bin Laden with US approval. Is Ali still an active spy? Do McCarthy and WI think they can play us with this propaganda?

Yet a review of the court records commissioned by TWI found no evidence that McCarthy and his fellow prosecutors made use of all the tools at their disposal to protect the list…An individual close to the case who would not speak for attribution said there was never any protective order over the co-conspirator list, a finding borne out by TWI’s examination of the court record. Mukasey, through a spokesman, declined to comment.

But McCarthy does think trials always help the enemy that we are at war with. Testimony EDIFIES the enemy. But the enemy has how many soldiers, or should we say Saudi Arabian spies, 200, 400 even 1000? A trial might reveal the true nature of the enemy. McCarthy assisted Ali Mohamed and Ali assisted Bin Laden and McCarthy knew it. McCarthy is lying. WI is assisting McCarthy with these falsehoods. WI has a pattern of pretending to be liberal while promoting neo-con propagandists such as McCarthy and Max Boot. WI also has a similar pattern of repeating neo-con lies. Ali, the master spy who punked McCarthy, is totally ignored by WI. WI is trying to punk us.

“The co-conspirator list is just a single instance of a much broader problem in terrorism cases,” McCarthy said. “Everything that goes on in the way of not only disclosure under the rules, but more importantly, testimony in a courtroom is a problem in terms of the degree to which it edifies the enemy. These are rules that are made for normal trials that don’t involve national security situations when you’re dealing with a faction that you’re at war with."

The Washington Independent does not allow "Conspiracy Theories" especially about 9-11. Wi has endorsed Philip Zelikow’s coverup and WI suppresses anything contrary. However, WI does tell us what we are supposed to think about 9-11 and we cannot question it. WI continues to use "anonymous intelligence officials" who cannot be questioned either.

I objected when a claim was made by WI that AQ and the Christmas Bomber and KSM were simply mentally ill. Further, we are told to believe that anyone who questions the coverups are also mentally ill. Also, WI falsely claimed the 2005 Madrid Bombings were due to AQ. WI continued to ignore the facts about Underwear Bomber. I informed WI that this was some sort of US espionage operation. The bomb was supplied by a Saudi. The Nigerian bomber was personally escorted through security by a US intelligence official without being searched. The events were denied by our incompetent national security officials, until they were proven true. WI continues to deny it. The Saudi bomb maker is being ignored and is likely being protected from any further investigation. Perhaps he is making another bomb for another patsy. The response to my criticisms by WI, was vulgar high school epithets.

Neo-cons and the Washington Independent and Lindsey Graham follow the same script of lies. WI wants us to believe that CIPA is a reasonable solution to protect important national secrets. What secrets? The biggest secret is that the US has turned into a police state modeled on the Soviet Union. CIPA itself is a fraud and is more destruction of Constitutional protections. CIPA was abused during Iran-Contra and protected CIA gun running and drug dealing. CIPA is used to conceal neo-con crimes.

A trial would be confusing if it showed that this is NOT a war against AQ because AQ is not an army. AQ was used as a pretext for oil wars and AQ is needed to keep these wars going. Lindsey Graham wants torture used in order to produce false confessions. Graham wants terrorists such as Underwear Bomber tortured immediately. Then there would be a false confession and no one would know about the Saudi Arabian Bombmaker.

Civilian trials create confusion. Our soldiers and intelligence services are already uncertain as to what rules apply.

Case in point — the Christmas Day bomber. As we all know, this was a failed attempt to blow up an airliner over Detroit by a trained Al Qaeda operative.

After being captured and fresh off the battlefield, he was read his Miranda rights within one hour of questioning and asked for a lawyer.

Days later and only after his parents encouraged him to cooperate did he begin talking again. Can we really rely on the parents of future terrorists to work with the FBI?

And is reading Miranda Rights to terrorists any way to fight a war?

Underwear was anything but trained. But he almost destroyed an airliner without training. What battlefield? Saudi Arabia? His father, a rich Nigerian reported his conversion to Jihadism, and his possible use of violence, as much as six months before Christmas. Underwear might have been read his rights, but Underwear talked.

McCarthy’s colleague at the National Review, Dana "Pig Missile" Perino, comically repeats the WI and Lindsey Graham narrative. No Handler for Abdulmutallab to get him through security without a passport. No video recording of Abdulmutallab during the flight. No six hour lockdown in Detroit for the passengers of Flight 253. No government intimidation of Flight 253 passengers. No admission about the Saudi Bombmaker. No reporting about the government denials.

The administration last week admitted that the none of the intelligence services was consulted when Abdulmutallab was Mirandized after 50 minutes of questioning and then charged as a criminal defendant.

Perino is criticizing the FBI for properly doing their job. The "intelligence services" put the Bomber aboard the flight, not the FBI. Intelligence services should not usually perform law enforcement. But the intelligence services have gotten out of control and are destroying our freedoms. If that bomb had exploded, and destroyed Flight 253, President Obama would have been blamed and possibly impeached. No one would know it was an intelligence blunder or maybe something more sinister.

But the intelligence agencies did publicly criticize the FBI and the President. Was it because the NSA wanted to conceal that Saudi Arabia made another attack against the United States? Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, needs to publicly explain his attempt to take over law enforcement from the FBI. Did Blair want to use torture for another false confession? Administration officials were furious. Perhaps the rest of us should get furious and demand answers from Blair about his secret political police.

At the Tuesday hearing, Panetta also said special interrogation teams to handle terrorism suspects are operational.

“We’re participating with the FBI,” Panetta told the panel. “We have been doing it in teams in anticipation of [the formal launch]. The concept has been in place since last fall and we have used it on a number of occasions.”

At a Homeland Security Committee hearing earlier this month, Blair told senators that the new team—dubbed HIG, for “High Value Interrogation Group”—should have handled Abdulmutallab’s interrogation instead of the FBI.

Administration officials were furious, and Blair later released a statement saying his remarks had been “misconstrued” and that the HIG teams were not yet operational.

Perino complains about releasing information to the public, because it is political. It prevents finding the other terrorists. Perino does not mention Abdulmutallab’s handler, or the Saudi Bomber. She does not mention Ali Mohamed either who is walking around freely somewhere.

It is bad practice to tell the world that a terrorist has agreed to spill the beans on his fellow terrorists who are still walking around free overseas. That is, of course, unless the principal motivation is to try to save political hides at home, even at the expense of actually finding the terrorists Abdulmutallab worked with.

Perino concludes by endorsing torture for KSM. The torture of KSM may have produced an enormous amount of intelligence. But there is no evidence that much of it was true. KSM has confessed to every crime ever, except for kidnapping Patty Hearst. After nine years of torture why has it not succeded?. Will another nine years of torture and coverups defeat AQ? There is evidence that the intelligence services used torture to produce false confessions

The CIA interrogation program disbanded by President Obama produced an enormous amount of intelligence from people like KSM, according to former CIA Director Hayden. KSM most assuredly did not get a deal for his cooperation.



Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.

Yes, Pig Missile you are making it up. The CIA interrogation program was a program of torture. The torture was used to produce false confessions linking Irak and 9-11. Most of the tortured were innocent of anything. Bush and Cheney personally approved these war crimes and their coverup.

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who was chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell during George W. Bush’s first term in office, said Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld knew the "vast majority" of prisoners captured in the so-called War on Terror were innocent and the administration refused to set them free once those facts were established because of the political repercussions that would have ensued.

"By late August 2002, I found that of the initial 742 detainees that had arrived at Guantánamo, the majority of them had never seen a US soldier in the process of their initial detention and their captivity had not been subjected to any meaningful review,"…
For Cheney and Rumsfeld, and "others," Wilkerson said, "the primary issue was to gain more intelligence as quickly as possible, both on Al Qaeda and its current and future plans and operations but increasingly also, in 2002-2003, on contacts between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein’s intelligence and secret police forces in Iraq."

"Their view was that innocent people languishing in Guantánamo for years was justified by the broader war on terror and the capture of the small number of terrorists who were responsible for the September 11 attacks, or other acts of terrorism," Wilkerson added. "Moreover, their detention was deemed acceptable if it led to a more complete and satisfactory intelligence picture with regard to Iraq, thus justifying the Administration’s plans for war with that country."…

Wilkerson said that he discussed the Guantanamo detainees issue regularly with Powell and, based on those discussions, Wilkerson discovered that "President Bush was involved in all of the Guantanamo decision-making."

Most television news, cable news, most newspapers, such as The Washington Post have chosen to deceive the American people about AQ. But we know the Washington Post is a shill for the globalists and their wars. Among the worst phonies are the Washington Independent, whose story tellers are clumsy propagandists for the national security police state. WI has also slandered and smeared Firedoglake, and they have spread their toxic lies and venom far and wide. They are not reporters. They are yuppies yearning to someday work on K-Street as corporate lobbyists. Do not believe anything that the Washington Independent claims about Al Qaeda. As I have proven, they are liars for war criminals.

by Frank33

Huffington Post Shills For Cass Sunstein And Continues The Underwear Bomber Coverup

6:07 am in Uncategorized by Frank33

Huffington Post continues the coverup of the Underwear Bomber and the failed Al Qaeda conspiracy. The Nigerian terrorist was allowed on board Flight 253 by US security officials and he nearly blew up an airliner. The Cognitive Infiltration of Cass Sunstein includes censorship of this story. Was it incompetence or a failed False Flag Op?

Huffington Post censors certain topics as instructed by Cass Sunstein’s Department of Information Infiltration. HuffPo is censoring and spreading neo-con disinformation just as the Washington Independent has been doing. Also WaPoop, GE tee vee, Fox Noise and the other millionaire shill bubbleheads who pretend to be journalists are covering up the "Intelligence" failure of the Underwear Bomber.

Underwear had been identified as a terrorist. But he was allowed through airport security by US Intelligence officials. They had known all about Underwear for months because his wealthy father had informed them about his patsy son. This story is being disappeared. Underwear’s handler was either an Al Qaeda agent or a counter intelligence clown. Handler has disappeared also. Witnesses, or should I say survivors of Flight 253 who responsibly reported this were smeared by our STASI-like government.

On board the plane, Underwear was being videotaped by a passenger. After landing in Detroit, the passengers were locked down for six hours. Another man was taken away in handcuffs. This was also denied at the time. Underwear was interrogated without torture. He talked, and the bombmaker was from….Saudi Arabia. Surprise.

If Underwear’s Saudi Arabian bomb had exploded Al Qaeda would be blamed and we would lose more of our civil liberties, if we have any remaining liberties. As I reported a Washington Independent reporter confirmed that this near disaster was part of a government investigation. But on this issue, and anything about Al Qaeda, the Washington Independent has been anything but independent. HuffPo is merely ridiculous. HuffPo wants the X-Ray body scanning machines, which can cause cancer.

A Nigerian man, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, has been charged with boarding a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day with a bomb hidden in his underwear. One of the reasons the alleged bomber was able to board the flight in Amsterdam was that his name was not on a U.S. terror watch list.

Underwear’s handler told airport security, "We do this all the time." US officials allow terrorists with bombs on board all the time?

In the past three months, senior U.S. security officials have been meeting with foreign countries to discuss how to improve aviation security, and many countries have adopted enhanced screening methods, including the use of body-scanning machines.

To improve aviation security, put terrorists ON the no-fly list instead of taking them OFF. Of course, our neo-con national security officials mainly use the no-fly list to harass dissident lefties.

The U.S. does not have the authority to screen passengers in foreign airports. But if air carriers do not agree to follow the U.S. guidelines for international aviation security, they could be fined and potentially banned from operating flights to the U.S.

But US security officials will not be fined if they are incompetent or if they carry out a False Flag Op and blow up an airliner. Why do our "intelligence officials" protect Saudi Arabia and conceal their crimes against our citizens?

by Frank33

The WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT Continues To Catapult Neo- Con Disinformation About Underwear Bomber And “Al Qaeda”

3:03 pm in Uncategorized by Frank33

The Washington Independent publishes story after story about victory over Al Qaeda, same as most corporate journalists. The "Underwear Bomber" is used for their narratives because of his failure. But he was almost successful because US Intelligence Officials allowed him on board without being searched. This covert operation continues to be ignored by Washington Independent, except a Washington Independent reporter did confirm the story. The narrative about "Al Qaeda" is the same one repeated by most reporters but it is neo-con disinformation. The Madrid Bombing has been mistakenly blamed on Al Qaeda.

The success of Al Qaeda on 9-11 is due to secret assistance from Saudi Arabia and some bizarre coincidences. The 9-11 REPORT contains an incomplete and deceptive history about Al Qaeda. But Adam Arias is a 9-11 hero who deserves recognition. The 9-11 Commission ignored Arias and the 9-11 REPORT is a coverup. The Director of the 9-11 Commission Philip Zelikow now claims to be a victim of a neo-con conspiracy.

On Mar. 19, The Washington Independent declared that there was light at the end of the tunnel, in the great war against Al Qaeda, "Al-Qaeda’s Ambitions Diminish Further?"

If that’s a problem for spy agencies, it’s one of those good problems. Al-Qaeda would not lower its ambitions away from Huge and Simultaneous and Redundant if it had a choice in the matter. If Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is the future — and remember, he came from al-Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate, not the central, Pakistan core that has previously directed U.S.-focused attacks, an indication of pressure on the senior leadership — well, the guy didn’t even detonate correctly. Even if he had, he would have been a vicious murderer of 300 people, an order of magnitude fewer than those al-Qaeda murdered on 9/11.

This good news also refers to an LA Times article, "Al Qaeda’s new tactic is to seize shortcuts"

An examination of recent plots, including the bombing attempt on a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, has convinced U.S. counter-terrorism analysts that Al Qaeda is becoming more opportunistic, using fewer operatives and dramatically shrinking the amount of planning and preparation that goes into an attack…

Similarly, the Christmas Day plot showed how quickly Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen was able to devise an operation taking advantage of the arrival in its midst of a Nigerian with a U.S. visa. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab arrived in Yemen in August, and within a matter of months was on a flight to the United States with a bomb sewn into his underwear.

Both of these stories are inaccurate and are from anonymous intelligence officials. Umar came from one of the wealthiest families in Nigeria and was educated in London. Umar was in Yemen during 2005. He also was there for about four months before he became the Underwear bomber. To say he is from the "Yemen affiliate" of AQ is deceiving, unless the Yemeni AQ are financed by Saudi Arabia. Umar may be a patsy, spy, fanatic or mentally ill. But his time in Yemen was brief and he hardly is a typical AQ terrorist.

But AQ is a myth, and both these reports are false. Neither should use Underwear as an example of any type of success. Neither mentions that Umar’s father reported his son’s fanaticism to security officials. Umar had no passport or luggage. He was escorted by an unidentified well dressed man who helped him get through airport security. It was admitted that Umar was allowed to board because US intelligence officials knew he was a terrorist. There is no evidence he was searched or went through any security as other airline passengers are required. Who chose seat 19A?

He was carrying only hand luggage. Even at this late stage, American authorities could have stopped him. Details on every passenger on a US-bound flight, including suspicious ticket purchases and baggage details, are forwarded to the Department of Homeland Security before take-off.

It is not known whether Abdulmutallab chose his seat, 19A, but it was near a fuel tank that would still contain reserves at the end of the flight. David Learmount, an aviation expert, said it was “pretty much the best possible seat in the plane to have the highest chance of bringing it down”.

The explosion would have been similar to a hand grenade and would have probably punctured a hole through the fuselage, rupturing the fuel tank.

Allowing Abdulmuttalab on board risked hundreds of lives. Or to speculate, perhaps it was a False Flag Op to bring down a Democratic President. The story about utterly incompetent intelligence officials, was not reported until Jan. 27, by the Detroit News. Then it mostly disappeared.

Patrick F. Kennedy, an undersecretary for management at the State Department, said Abdulmutallab’s visa wasn’t taken away because intelligence officials asked his agency not to deny a visa to the suspected terrorist over concerns that a denial would’ve foiled a larger investigation into al-Qaida threats against the United States.

“Revocation action would’ve disclosed what they were doing,” Kennedy said in testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security. Allowing Adbulmutallab to keep the visa increased chances federal investigators would be able to get closer to apprehending the terror network he is accused of working with, “rather than simply knocking out one solider in that effort."

Why do we have no-fly lists if the terrorists are exempt from it? Was this clumsy operation done to embarrass the President? Or was it to have a staged public victory against AQ? Sell X-ray body scanning machines? Blow up an airliner? Will these counter intelligence clowns be promoted to do this again?

In fact this testimony of a State Department official was hardly noticed elsewhere. Except, a WI reporter confirmed it to me. First, the WI reporter tried to disrespect the Detroit News exclusive "bombshell". He confirmed "Pat" Kennedy’s testimony and expanded on it, except for his confusing double negatives. It was an investigation, except Underwear’s underwear was not investigated. The material I presented was evidence of a conspiracy. It just is not clear what the conspiracy actually was. I am not the only person that a Washington Independent reporter has smeared.

The Detroit News didn’t “discover” anything — no disrespect to them — they faithfully reported Pat Kennedy’s January testimony about how the intelligence community didn’t want Abdulmutallab’s visa revoked because it would jeopardize their investigation of Abdulmutallab.

That is not anything conspiratorial, it’s a legitimate intel/law enforcement challenge. It’s not a “false flag” or “inside job” operation. And it’s not “allowing” Abdulmutallab onto the plane with a bomb. It’s a legitimate investigative concern, and the trouble is that Abdulmutallab wasn’t not subsequently placed on a no-fly list where he could have been stopped from boarding a plane.

You simply don’t understand the very material you’re presenting as evidence of a conspiracy theory. Nothing I say or do will ever change your mind, and accordingly, I don’t care. It was a mistake for me to respond to your foolish ranting and the mistake ends this moment.

As the Dee Cee Village Wise Men catapulted the usual AQ narrative, another story was ignored. Kurt Haskell was an accidental witness to official utter incompetence. He deserves thanks for his courage while pressure was put on him to stay silent. His whistleblowing forced Pat Kennedy and Michael Leiter to reveal a little bit of the truth. It seems government "Counter intelligence" operatives even tried some minor intimidation against Haskell. Every detail Haskell stated was denied by the "official authorities". But every statement Haskell made was found to be true.

Now it all becomes apparent. Let me detail everything we know about the "Sharp Dressed Man" (SDM).
1. While being held in Customs on Christmas Day, I first told the story of the SDM.

2. My story has never changed.

3. The FBI visited my office on December 29, 2009, and showed me a series of approximately 10 photographs. None were of the SDM. I asked the FBI if they brought the Amsterdam security video to help me identify the SDM, but they acted as though my request was ridiculous. The FBI asked me what accent the SDM spoke in and I indicated that he had an American accent similar to my own. I further indicated that he wore a tan suit without a tie, was Indian looking, around age 50, 6’0" tall and 250-260 lbs. I further indicated that I did not believe that he was an airline employee and that he was not on our flight.

4. During the first week of January, 2010, Dutch Military Police and the FBI indicated that over "200 Hours" of Amsterdam airport security video had been reviewed and it "Shows Nothing".

5. The mainstream media picked up the "Shows nothing" story, which slanders my story. After visiting my office twice for a flight 253 special, Dateline NBC and Chris Hanson indicated that my story was "Unsubstantiated rumor dispelled as myth" and our story did not air during the tv special.

6. On January 2, 2010, I receive a call from a flight 253 passenger who indicated to me that it may be in my best interest to stop talking publicly about the SDM because he believes I am "wrong" in what I saw. He did not make any claim that he saw the SDM boarding gate incident at all. This call was made out of the blue after he made a "revelation" of this event on January 1, 2010. I later discover that this caller has ties to the U.S. Government.

7. On January 20, 2010, current Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), Michael E. Leiter, made a startling admission. Leiter indicated that: "I will tell you, that when people come to the country and they are on the watch list, it is because we have generally made the choice that we want them here in the country for some reason or another."

8. On January 22, 2010, CongressDaily reported that intelligence officials "have acknowledged the government knowingly allows foreigners whose names are on terrorist watch lists to enter the country in order to track their movement and activities."

Haskell suggests that that Underwear was escorted by a US official, because of the comment he overheard, "He is from Sudan, we do this all the time". But Underwear is not from Sudan. This is one more reason to have an investigation of this counter-intelligence failure. But we will get *crickets*.

The SDM could not be from Al Qaeda. When speaking at the counter in Amsterdam, the SDM said the following "He is from Sudan, we do this all the time". Who is "we"? If it is Al Qaeda, you surely don’t make such a statement to an airport security official.

To be fair, WI has done some decent reporting. But its reporting of AQ is same old same old. For instance, from six months ago (one Friedman Unit), "Al-Qaeda Is (Almost) Finished".

AQ will never be finished unless we terminate with extreme prejudice the Saudi Arabian oil sheikhs that attacked America on 9-11. These depraved murderers are the leaders of Al Qaeda.

Al Qaeda is a small, deadly group of mercenaries and psychopaths. Bin Laden seems to be, or was its financier and banker. The Bin Laden family fortune is rumored to be in the billions of dollars, and family members have channeled some of that money to AQ. Of course, the close relation between the Bush and Bin Laden families is never questioned by Bin Laden experts, such as Patrick Fitzgerald. Probably no more than a few hundred terrorists have been mythologized to provide a pretext for perpetual mideast wars. But the public record shows the successes of AQ has been due to covert support from other governments, especially Saudi Arabia. This small army of killers was created as a secret army to fight Russia’s occupation of Afghanistan.

Al-Qaeda, meaning "the base", was created in 1989 as Soviet forces withdrew from Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden and his colleagues began looking for new jihads.

The organisation grew out of the network of Arab volunteers who had gone to Afghanistan in the 1980s to fight under the banner of Islam against Soviet Communism.

During the anti-Soviet jihad Bin Laden and his fighters received American and Saudi funding. Some analysts believe Bin Laden himself had security training from the CIA.

The "Arab Afghans", as they became known, were battle-hardened and highly motivated…

Some analysts have suggested that the word al-Qaeda is now used to refer to a variety of groups connected by little more than shared aims, ideals and methods.

The anonymous sources have set the narrative, exaggerating the power and capabilities of AQ, while concealing AQ’s ties to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. The latest story to be censored is the Underwear Bomber. Although, comical, this terrorist almost destroyed a jet airliner with a bomb. But what is censored is that he was allowed aboard the airliner by US intelligence officials. If he had succeeded the President would be blamed for a terrorist strike and hundreds of deaths. The utter incompetent intelligence officials who were part of this conspiracy would have never revealed their blunder, assuming it was a blunder.

Al Qaeda has been lucky with their attacks, helped by chaos, confusion and utter incompetence from our Government officials. Some of these failures have been kept secret also. The incompetent officials have frequently been rewarded and promoted. Jamie Gorelick invented a imaginary "legal" wall to stop investigations of AQ. As a member of the 9-11 Commission, she concealed her conflicts of interest. Dietrich Snell was an assistant to Patrick Fitzgerald. Snell, was on the 9-11 Commission and wrote much of the 9-11 Report. He was responsible for the false claims that Saudi Arabia did not help finance the attacks. It is not clear who wrote the following in the REPORT, but I am guessing Snell.

To date, the U.S. government has not been able to determine the origin of the money used for the 9/11 attacks. Ultimately the question is of little practical significance. Al Qaeda had many avenues of funding. If a particular funding source had dried up, al Qaeda could have easily tapped a different source or diverted funds from another project to fund an operation that cost $400,000–$500,000 over nearly two years.

This is a lie and a coverup. The question is critically significant, finding the puppet masters who financed murder. Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar was financing at least some of the 9-11 terrorists using the CIA front, the Rigg’s Bank owned by the neo-con Allbritton family.

Snell also protected the AQ double agent, Ali Mohamed. Ali was part of the first WTC attack in 1993, and the African Embassy Bombings. For years he trained AQ terrorists, and helped move Bin Laden around from country to country. Ali did this while working for the Green Berets and FBI.

PETER LANCE: Because he is a one-man 9/11 commission. Ali Mohamed, if he ever told the full truth under oath, would expose all the years of negligence by the Southern District. Amy, look, Patrick Fitzgerald and the Southern District prosecutors have had an almost unblemished reputation for years as being the primary, you know, terror-busters. You know, Vanity Fair did this glowing article on him, in which they described him as the bin Laden brain, scary smart intelligence.

No one has ever, ever gone back and audited Patrick Fitzgerald in the Southern District. The 9/11 Commission didn’t, because Dietrich Snell was a co-prosecutor with Fitzgerald, is the one who wrote Staff Statement 16 on the origin of the plot. And he literally pushed the plot, the 9/11 plot forward from Manila, the Philippines, with Yousef and Khalid Shaikh. He moved it to 1996, claiming that Khalid Shaikh wasn’t even a member of al-Qaeda at the time.

Fast forward to Christmas, 2009. Underwear sets his pants on fire, but other passengers heroically save Flight 253 from sabotage. Immediately, President Obama was called soft on terrorism, and accused of almost murdering hundreds of people. There was outrage that Underwear be tortured instead of being treated as a mere criminal. But it is reported that Underwear immediately started singing like Fiona Apple, without being tortured.

The suspect in the Northwest Airlines attack told FBI agents he lived with the al Qaeda leader in Yemen for about a month and was not allowed to leave as he was trained in what to do and how to do it, authorities said.

At some point, according to the account, Abdulmutallab said he was joined by a Saudi citizen whom he described as an al Qaeda bomb maker.

The device intended to blow up the Northwest flight was made at the location in Yemen, according to Abdulmutallab, and consisted of a six-inch packet of powder and a syringe with a liquid. Both were sewn into the student’s underwear so they would be near his testicles and unlikely to be detected, he told agents.

Was the handler who took Underwear to airport security, the Saudi Arabian bombmaker who made the underwear bomb?

WI’s national security reporter may correctly claim AQ is redundant and simultaneous. But it is incorrect to say Madrid was an AQ operation. The narrative of WI about Madrid is not valid but most other news sources repeat the same propaganda. The Christmas Bombing did not occur as it was planned because witnesses objected and told the truth. Underwear did not act alone. He was assisted by US intelligence officials.

First, al-Qaeda’s signatures are redundance and simultaneity. Think 9/11, Madrid, London: all used multiple operatives focused on multiple targets, acting in unison. That’s to ensure something blows up if and when something goes wrong. But here Abdulmutallab acted alone.

The Madrid Train bombing was not part of AQ signatures because it was not AQ. The bombings were carried out by Islamic extremists, INSPIRED by AQ.

Not assisted or directed or instructed. It was also a False Flag Operation, although it is not obvious who the Spanish secret services were trying to blame. Hundreds of pounds of explosives were provided to the bombers by a Spanish police informer. The informer had the telephone number of a high ranking officer, in charge of investigating bombings. The informer and several Islamic "extremists" were convicted. Many of the bombers were also police informers, and had been under surveillance.

Speaking of False Flag Ops, Dr. Philip Zelikow is an expert in terrorism, secret intelligence, the State Department, propaganda, government coverups, pre-emptive war against Irak, and also torture. But his leadership of the 9-11 Commission and 9-11 REPORT was a very incompetent coverup. He did have to take orders from Karl Rove. The WI cheered the bipartisan, authoritative history by wise men.

The 9/11 Commission was not without its flaws, but it demonstrated that a group of wise men can avoid rancor, maintain the good faith of both political parties, display independence, yield an authoritative history of an American trauma and do this all in an election year.

There is a story about a 9-11 hero, not in the REPORT. It should be but it conflicts with Zelikow’s false narrative. The story of Adam Arias does not seem to be widely know. His sister, Lorraine Arias-Beliveau, has campaigned against a civilian trial for the terrorist KSM who was the supposed mastermind of Planes-as-missiles. She described Adam Arias heroic actions in the South Tower that saved lives before WTC 2 was hit at 9:03 am on 9-11-2001. Flight 175 struck the floors 77 through 85. Arias’ office was on the 84th floor.

I heard over the radio about the second tower being hit. I had that terrible feeling because my brother worked in that building! The phone lines were down, I could not call anyone, so I drove to my parent’s house a few blocks away to tell them not to go out. 

I heard later that Adam had been seen running all over his office urging and pleading his co-workers to get out of the building and get as far away as possible. Our other brother, Lt. Col Don Arias who worked for the Air Force, had called Adam, VP of Operations for Euro Brokers on the 84th floor, and told him “get out, it is a hijacking!” 

There were reports that he even forced some people out to safety, and many people today credit Adam with saving their lives. Reports say he was last seen outside the towers helping the firefighters leading people to safety. Adam stayed to the very last minute, trying to get as many people out as he could, but he did not make it away from the towers before they collapsed. We were notified on the 8th day that Adam’s remains had been found.

After AA Flight 11 hit the North Tower at 8:46, New York City Fire Fighters were heroically fighting the fire and saving lives. Adam Arias was saving lives in the South Tower before and after 9:03 and was killed when the South Tower collapsed.

This story was reported a few weeks later. Donald Arias was Air Force information officer whose job was to make a public statement about hijacked Flight 77. Maj. Arias was informed about 8:46 about the first hijacking, and was watching CNN. He may or may not have been told about the second hijacking. This call to his brother, is estimated about 8:52.

Don Arias, public affairs officer for the 1st Air Force, was in his Tyndall office when hijacked airliners crashed into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon.

"I have CNN on all the time in the office," he said, so he saw that a plane had hit Tower 1.
Don Arias had been notified that a hijacked plane was heading for New York.

"I knew my brother was working in Tower 2, so I called right away.

Was Adam told about a second hijacking?

"He said, ‘You wouldn’t believe what we’re seeing: people falling out of the building next door, bodies flying through the air.’ 
"I said, ‘That’s no accident. Get out of there. Go home.’
"He said, ‘I gotta go. I’ll see ya.’ That was the last I talked to him."

The reports indicate that Adam Arias got out and then returned to help others escape.

"He chased everyone out," his brother said, "and then he went back in when he heard there were people still in the office."
Some of the survivors reported seeing him on the 50th floor, heading down. Others saw him on the street, helping firefighters direct people away from the buildings.

Much later, there were more details to this story.

Maj. Don Arias of the First Air Force at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida was on the phone to his brother, who worked on the 84th floor of the World Trade Center, Tower 2. He was learning about a commercial jetliner that had just flown into Tower 1 and of the smoke and horror and people jumping to their deaths…

This account says Maj. Arias did not know the South Tower might be hit by the second hijacked plane, United Flight 175. But he did warn his brother to leave.

Arias, a New York Air Guardsman in public affairs with the First Air Force in Florida and NORAD’s U.S. region that oversees the western sector, had an inkling that a hijacked jet report out of Boston that morning was the jet his brother could see had rammed the adjoining tower.

"My last words to him were ‘Go home,’ " Arias recalls.
Arias, who sports a metal wristband to the memory of his brother, Adam, had no such sense that another jet was about to ram the second tower. Adam Arias, vice president of operations for Eurobank, already was getting people out of the office. He made it out of the tower but died in the building’s collapse.

Major Arias, who was a member of New York Fire Department Ladder Company 36 and Engine Company 239 before going on active duty, recalls those unit’s losses and notes: "I lost 343 colleagues (from the fire companies) that day as well as my brother."

NEADS, Northeast Air Defense Sector, was at the center of the action. NEADS’s job was to alert everyone who should know and even "scramble" jet fighters when commercial airliners are hijacked. Minutes counted for them and NEADS reacted quickly. But there was an unusual amount of confusion that day.

Sept. 11 was Day II of "Vigilant Guardian," an exercise that would pose an imaginary crisis to North American Air Defense outposts nationwide. The simulation would run all week, and Deskins, starting her 12-hour shift in the Operations Center as the NORAD unit’s airborne control and warning officer, might find herself on the spot.

Day I of the simulation had moved slowly. She hoped the exercise gathered steam. It made a long day go faster.

Who could have anticipated that AQ would simultaneously hijack four airliners. Who could have guessed they would choose a day, when the Air Force "exercise", or war game, "Vigilant Guardian" was planned. This was a simulation of terrorists hijacking airliners. At times no one knew which was which.

Newhouse News reported that NEADS learned about the first hijacking at 8:40 and the second about 8:43. NEADS should have been told 27 minutes sooner according to protocols.

At 8:40, Deskins noticed senior technician Jeremy Powell waving his hand. Boston Center was on the line, he said. It had a hijacked airplane.

"It must be part of the exercise," Deskins thought.

At first, everybody did. Then Deskins saw the glowing direct phone line to the Federal Aviation Administration.

On the phone she heard the voice of a military liaison for the FAA’s Boston Center.

"I have a hijacked aircraft," he told her.

American Airlines Flight 11, headed to Los Angeles, had veered off course, apparently toward New York. The liaison said to get "some F-16s or something" airborne.

Forty-one minutes earlier, Flight 11 had left Logan Airport with 81 passengers. For the last 27 minutes, it had not responded to ground control.

NEADS learned about hijacked United Flight 175 at 8:43 heading toward New York by listening to Boston air traffic controllers.

At 8:43 a.m., Dooley’s technicians, their headsets linked to Boston Center, heard of a second plane, United Flight 175, that also was not responding. It, too, was moving to New York.

At about 8:46 two F:15 fighters were launched from Otis Air Base, in Falmouth Mass., and Col. Dawne Deskins made a phone call to Adam Arias’ brother. About this time WTC 1 was hit.

Deskins ran to a nearby office and phoned 1st Air Force Chief Public Affairs Officer Major Don Arias in Florida. She said NEADS had a hijacked plane — no, not the simulation — likely heading for JFK.

Several minutes later, NEADS learned Flight 11 had hit the North Tower. Deskins called Arias again who called his brother. Did Deskins tell Arias about the second hijacked plane? The REPORT says NEADS did not know about the second plane until 9:03. Adam Arias acted as if he knew.

Several minutes passed before Boston Center said Flight 11 had hit the Trade Center.

"I had a feeling of helplessness," Dooley said. "I think everybody did. We were doing everything in our power."

Again, Deskins phoned Maj. Arias in Florida. "We think the aircraft that just hit the World Trade Center was American Airlines Flight 11," she reported.

To this day, Arias says he cannot recall his reply, such was his state of mind.

Deskins can’t forget it.

"Oh, God," he told her. "My brother works in the World Trade Center."

Then Maj. Arias possibly violated military regulations and made a call to his brother. Perhaps, he should have called OEM, the Office of Emergency Management, responsible for New York emergencies, located in WTC 7. But NEADS likely did, certainly if they believed there was a second plane-as-missle heading toward the World Trade Center. There is no record about who told OEM. Somebody did.

After Deskins’ call, Arias phoned his brother in Tower II to say that the crash next door was a hijacking, and he should get out. Adam P. Arias roused people throughout the 84th floor, exhorting them to leave. Several credit him with saving their lives.

His body was one of the first found in the wreckage.

The REPORT says that about 8:49, someone over the South Tower loudspeaker, presumably security, told employees to return to work. Unnamed "security officials" on the ground floor told employees to return to work. About the same time OEM Director Richard Sheirer was evacuating himself along with WTC 7 before the South Tower was hit. Adam Arias may not have known another hijacked plane was heading toward New York, but Sheirer believed hijacked airliners were heading toward the WTC. Sheirer abandoned the OEM emergency center when it was needed most.

Without evidence Zelikow slanders the New York Fire Department. The REPORT claims FDNY made the announcement telling people to return to work. Some employees who did return were killed. The fire safety directors, who were accused by Zelikow of making the announcement, were killed. They did their duty and did not abandon their posts as Sheirer did. If more planes were heading toward the WTC, who did Sheirer warn?

The 9-11 Commission apparently did not question OEM, Securacom or other "security officials" about who made the announcement. Sheirer testified that he ordered WTC 7 evacuated about the same time that WTC 2 employees were told to return to work. But he had been warned about three planes.

"Almost instantly after the South Tower had been hit, I contacted the EOC to confirm that air support was on its way to New York. At that time, the EOC informed me that there were still planes unaccounted for that may have been heading for New York. I relayed this information to the command post in the North Tower lobby. At the same time, OEM evacuated the EOC. The rest of 7 World Center had been evacuated earlier, but after the report of a possible third plane, we had to get our people out of the building."

The REPORT says NEADS only discovered that Flight 175 had been hijacked at 9:03. Adam Arias is not mentioned.

We are supposed to believe a half dozen impossible things happened before Flight 175 hit the South Tower. Only two national guard jets were available for protection against planes-as-missiles during an important Air Force exercise practicing defense against planes-as-missiles. That is weird. Further, an hour after the first hijackings, no jets were protecting Washington DC at 9:38, when Flight 77, or something, hit the Pentagon.

One person was not confused, chaotic maybe, and that was Dick Cheney. The highly publicized Norman Mineta testimony definitely shows Cheney was in charge. Mineta said he arrived at the White House War Room, the PEOC about 9:20 or 9:25. The REPORT put Cheney in the PEOC at 9:58. Cheney was directing air traffic control, or at least Flight 77.

During the time that the airplane was coming into the Pentagon, there was a young man who would come in and say to the Vice President…the plane is 50 miles out…the plane is 30 miles out….and when it got down to the plane is 10 miles out, the young man also said to the vice president “do the orders still stand?” And the Vice President turned and whipped his neck around and said “Of course the orders still stand, have you heard anything to the contrary!?

A distance of 50 miles suggests a time of flight between 5 to 10 minutes. There was some controversy about Cheney, and whether there was a "shoot down" order. As if Cheney would have any trouble shooting something. But the rumors are that Washington DC and the Pentagon have enough anti-aircraft missile defenses to satisfy even Cheney. The anti-air fixed defenses were not used and the Pentagon was hit at 9:38. The REPORT says Flight 77 was not observed heading toward DC until 9:32. But Cheney was observing it.

The REPORT says that NEADS was not aware that Flight 77 had been hijacked. This contradicts the Newhouse News story. Their story says NEADS had identified Flight 77, as hijacked, at the same time Cheney had it in his sights. This is also what NORAD’s press release a week later, confirms.

9:24 A.M.: FLIGHT 77

A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77 from Washington to Los Angeles, changed course and stopped responding.

Instantly, Rome scrambled fighter jets from the nearest air base, Langley in Virginia. Again, Fox dispatched the jets without targets. That would come later.

Now, NEADS was phoning Air Guard commanders across the Northeast, posing questions that hours earlier would have seemed ludicrous. Did the unit have available pilots? Mechanics? Crew chiefs? What could it get airborne in two hours? In 24 hours? In 48?…

Increasingly, attention turned to Flight 77. The FAA’s Washington Center could not find it on radar, the transponder was turned off.

In the Ops Room, radar technicians focused on a blip and watched it closing on Washington.

"NORAD’s Response Times", was a press release from NORTH AMERICAN AEROSPACE DEFENSE COMMAND, a week after 9-11. It still seems to be available online.

http://standdown.net/noradseptember182001pressrelease.htm

American Airlines Flight 11 – Boston enroute to Los Angeles
FAA Notification to NEADS                       0840*
Fighter Scramble Order (Otis Air National Guard Base, Falmouth, Mass. Two F-15s)           0846**

United Airlines Flight 175 – Boston enroute to Los Angeles
FAA Notification to NEADS                                                                                             0843
Fighter Scramble Order (Otis ANGB, Falmouth, Mass. Same 2 F-15s as Flight 11) 0846

American Flight 77 –Dulles enroute to Los Angeles
FAA Notification to NEADS 0924
 

                                

Perhaps we should expect corporate journalists to be timid. The war profiteering from 9-11 hysteria is immense and requires concealment using the secrecy powers of a police state. The National Security Agency has records of everyone and everything and they use their power to protect the neo-con conspiracies. Journalists who investigate 9-11 are put under surveillance by the "Q" Group of NSA.

WI usually deprecates conspiracy theories. But WI found a Bushie insider, who was the victim of a neo-con conspiracy. It was PHILIP ZELIKOW! To his credit Zelikow opposed torture in 2005 and wrote a memo putting it on the record, the secret record. To his discredit, he did not publicly oppose torture which might have stopped it. Incredibly the memos are GONE and somebody has DESTROYED them. It is a "Campaign of Suppression"! So many suspects. Imagine, neo-cons destroying evidence of their criminal villainy! Oh the ironic irony. Who could have predicted Dr. of Conspiracy Theory Debunking getting PUNKED by the Bushies. Laughing Out Loud, as another warmonger ChickenHawk fails to save a reputation and a career.