Sunday, May 2, 2010

Why Question the Official 9/11 Story: Part Three

On March 7, 2001, the Russian government gave the UN Security Council a detailed report on the activities of Al Qaeda and its many base locations. Al Qaeda contacts names were given and enough information to find Osama bin Laden. The Russians told the US that as many as 25 Al Qaeda pilots were trained for a mission within the United States. And Vladamir Putin told MSNBC on September 15, 2001 that he ordered Russian intelligence to strongly warn the US about pending attacks on government buildings and airports. Jane’s Intelligence Review concluded that the failure to prevent 9/11 grew out of “a political decision not to act against bin Laden.”

On April 16, 2004 Guillaume Dasquie wrote in Le Monde that French intelligence (DGSE) gave the CIA a 328 page report on Al Qaeda in January, 2001. It was based on contacts in Afghanistan as well as with Islamic students in Europe. They had infiltrated the highest levels of Al Qaeda and knew what airlines might be attacked. They gleaned some information from Uzbek intelligence. They acquired a great deal of information about al Qaeda, knew the terrorists wanted to target US airlines --specifically American and United—but had little how the plane would be used. They did know that a big attack was imminent. The report was e3specially strong on the support and financing coming from Saudi Arabia. Subsequent French reports suggest the Ryiad government is not serious about drying up the sources of Al Qaeda financing.

Randy Glass, a FBI informant, claims that learned while working a sting that the World Trade Center was to be attacked. Pakistani intelligence people told him this and that planes would be used as weapons. His repeated warnings were ignored. Glass acquired the information while working on an effort to nab Egyptian and Pakistani arms smugglers. He recorded a restaurant conversation in which a Pakistani ISI agent told that the Twin Trade towers are coming down. FBI agents were seated nearby at other tables. In 2005, Glass changed his story and said the ISI man did not say planes would be used. Glass said he bluffed a friend in the State Department into telling him that planes would be used. Glass told him some of what he knew about the towers coming down, and the State Department man said, "Randy, listen, you cannot mention any of these things, especially airplanes being used to fly into the World Trade Center. “ The tape from the restaurant was played on telecvision in 2003. The conversation with the state department official is also available on tape.

In 2007 New York Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein had 24 cases before him brought by the families of 9/11 victims. He selected three to try. The families said they were going to court to learn what had really happened. However, the judge consistently prevented the plaintiff’s attorney from calling for the testimony of people like George Tenet, Richard A. Clarke, or Louis Freeh. A few of the plaintiff’s attorneys were permitted to visit a heavily guarded room where they could read Transportation Safety Administration materials. But the most peculiar thing was that the plaintiff’s attorneys soon joined in the effort to exclude witnesses and information. In the end, the judge said life was beautiful and that the families should put 9/11 behind them and accept the settlements they had earlier rejected. One can only wonder why it was so important to exclude witnesses and materials. Must the truth always be a top secret?

By the evening of September 11, CNN was broadcasting a story that the hijackers used knives and box cutters to overpower the crew and passengers, herd them all to the back of American 77, and turn toward Washington. The network claimed that Solicitor General Ted Olson told them that his wife Barbara, who was aboard the plane, called him twice with her cell phone to explain what was going on. In 2001, cell phones worked very poorly when planes were flying at low altitudes. We are also expected to believe that these relatively small men overcame the passengers and crew with ease. The pilot was a tough welterweight boxer.

It might strike some that it is a little odd that Olson would be talking to the press the same day his wife died in a terrible situation.

Three days later, the story changed when Olson appeared on Hannity and Colmes. Now, Barbara called the Pentagon collect because she did not have access to her credit cards. He thought she was using a seat phone, but that would have required the swipe of a credit card to activate. In any event, that 757 did not have seat telephones. Olson was telling the same story in March, 2002.

However, it was possible to telephone from the plane. In 2006, at the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, the FBI established that she unsuccessfully tried to place a call. It was an “unconnected call” that lasted zero seconds. Pentagon historians have also rejected the Olson story and hypothesize that the pilots were killed in the cockpit. A caller to Larry King’s show confronted Olson with the above information, and Olson finally concluded that she must have been calling by some sort of walkie-talkie. Human remains were identified at the Dover Air Force Base, but there was no chain of evidence linking them to the Pentagon crash site.
We know now that hijacker Ziad Jarrah had an e-mail address provided by defense contractor Rockwell Automation. Why?

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