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Significant New Information Details CIA Criminal Culpability in Allowing 9/11.

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by poncho, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    WASHINGTON, Sept 08, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Palo Alto Publishing will hold a press conference on September 11, 2008, at 9 AM at the National Press Club at 529 14th St. NW, Washington D.C., to detail new information revealed since the release of the 9/11 Commission Report. Entirely sourced from government reports, court documents, and the account of FBI Agent Ali Soufan, this analysis, never before fully detailed, shows that CIA officers, working through liaisons at FBI Headquarters, had repeatedly and criminally obstructed investigations that could have prevented the attacks on 9/11.

    This book details the numerous times the CIA interacted with the FBI. In particular, the times lead FBI Cole investigator, Ali Soufan, made several official requests to the CIA: one through FBI Director Freeh, asking for any information the CIA had on an al Qaeda meeting in Kuala Lumpur and on Khallad Bin Attash, (at that time thought to be mastermind on the Cole bombing).

    Despite the fact that the CIA did indeed have this information, they either denied its existence or refused to respond to Soufan's requests. The CIA withheld material information from an ongoing FBI investigation, which was a crime, and not due to the fact that "the CIA did not talk to the FBI", as suggested by the 9/11 Commission report.

    In July 2001, emails between high-level CIA managers and CIA officers, entered into evidence in the Moussaoui trial, indicated that Mihdhar was going to take part in the next big al Qaeda attack. When these CIA officers requested permission to transfer this information to the FBI, they were denied. Yet, at almost the same time, CIA Director Tenet was holding meetings at the White House describing a huge al Qaeda attack about to take place inside of the US.

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  2. Ed Edwards

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    This link is a more interesting blog & comments than the link in the OP = opening post

    http://forums.randi.org/archive/index.php/t-111171.html

    The link concerns the man who predicted (but did not bother to detail anything to the authorities) the attacks in the first two weeks of Sept 2001. He 'knew' they would use hijacked large planes.
     
  3. JustChristian

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    This article is getting a lot of credence. It's on Reuters, CNN, and MSNBC. It will be interesting to see who picks it up tomorrow e.g. NY Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, etc.
     
  4. JustChristian

    JustChristian New Member

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    Maybe they did and maybe they didn't.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/12/22/national/main3642051.shtml?source=search_story

    CIA: We Did Cooperate With 9/11 Commission
    Agency Rebukes Suggestion It Was Not Forthcoming With Info About Interrogations

    (AP) The CIA on Saturday rebutted suggestions the spy agency was uncooperative and hid from the Sept. 11 commission the videotaped interrogations of two suspected terrorists, saying it waited until the panel went out of business before destroying the material now in question.

    The destruction in late 2005 of the videotapes of two al Qaeda suspects has upset a federal judge and riled the Democratic-controlled Congress, which has promised an investigation. The Justice Department also is trying to find out what happened and whether any laws were broken.

    A recent memo by Philip Zelikow, the former executive director of the Sept. 11 commission, suggests the CIA was less than forthcoming when asked for documents and other information from the panel, which investigated the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    The CIA disputed that characterization and suggested the panel should have requested interrogation videotapes specifically if it wanted them.

    "The notion that the CIA wasn't cooperative or forthcoming with the 9/11 commission is just plain wrong. It is utterly without foundation," spokesman Mark Mansfield said Saturday. "The CIA's cooperation and assistance is what enabled the 9/11 commission to reconstruct the plot in their very comprehensive report."
     
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