Archive for the ‘Undercover’ Category

CIA didn’t tell FBI about “911” hijackers

February 7, 2006

This report from the Washington Times: The Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General, in the 371-page report, documented “at least five opportunities” for the FBI to have learned about the presence in the U.S. of Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi “that could have led to an earlier investigation.” The two al Qaeda terrorists helped commandeer American Airlines Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon. The unclassified but redacted report also said the “limited information” that was given by the CIA to the FBI never was documented by the bureau or placed in any system from which it could be retrieved by agents investigating terrorist threats. It said FBI supervisors lacked adequate oversight of agents assigned to work with the CIA and failed to give counterterrorism investigations priority. For the record, there have been reports that Khalid al Mihdhar is alive, so couldn’t have been a hijacker. See all recent “A Logical Voice” posts

Mossad agents were on the trail of “911” hijackers

February 7, 2006

From the Sunday Herald: Five Israelis were seen filming as jet liners ploughed into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 In the car was $4700 in cash, a couple of foreign passports and a pair of box cutters – the concealed Stanley Knife-type blades used by the 19 hijackers who’d flown jetliners into the World Trade Centre and Pentagon just hours before. There were also fresh pictures of the men standing with the smouldering wreckage of the Twin Towers in the background. One image showed a hand flicking a lighter in front of the devastated buildings, like a fan at a pop concert. The driver of the van then told the arresting officers: “We are Israeli. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are the problem.” …… Vince Cannistraro, former chief of operations for counter-terrorism with the CIA, says the red flag went up among investigators when it was discovered that some of the Israelis’ names were found in a search of the national intelligence database. Cannistraro says many in the US intelligence community believed that some of the Israelis were working for Mossad and there was speculation over whether Urban Moving had been “set up or exploited for the purpose of launching an intelligence operation against radical Islamists”. This makes it clear that there was no suggestion whatsoever from within American intelligence that the Israelis were colluding with the 9/11 hijackers – simply that the possibility remains that they knew the attacks were going to happen, but effectively did nothing to help stop them. See all recent “A Logical Voice” posts