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9.11 investigation

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911, conspiracy, explosives, and the Bush-PNAC Policy Tilt

Attacks Held to Be a Conspiracy

Terror: Experts cite security lapses, suggest hijackers were trained to skirt airport measures.
Bin Laden is chief suspect.

By RICHARD A. SERRANO and JOSH MEYER,
LA Times Staff Writers. September 11, 2001

Five Men Detained As Suspected Conspirators
Eight hours after terrorists struck Manhattan's tallest skyscrapers, police in Bergen County detained five [Israeli] men who they said were found carrying maps linking them to the blasts. [...] sources close to the investigation said they found other evidence linking the men to the bombing plot [and] that bomb-sniffing dogs reacted as if they had detected explosives.
Bergen Record, September 12, 2001

Televised images of the attacks on the World Trade Center suggest that explosives devices caused the collapse of both towers, a New Mexico Tech explosion expert said Tuesday.

[Albuquerque] Journal, September 11, 2001

Five Men Detained As Suspected Conspirators
Eight hours after terrorists struck Manhattan's tallest skyscrapers, police in Bergen County detained five [Israeli] men who they said were found carrying maps linking them to the blasts. [...] sources close to the investigation said they found other evidence linking the men to the bombing plot [and] that bomb-sniffing dogs reacted as if they had detected explosives.
Bergen Record, September 12, 2001

September 12, 2001
New York City

Louie Cacchioli, 51, is a firefighter assigned to Engine 47 in Harlem. ["]We were the first ones in the second tower after the plane struck. I was taking firefighters up in the elevator to the 24th floor to get in position to evacuate workers. On the last trip up a bomb went off. We think there was bombs set in the building. I had just asked another firefighter to stay with me, which was a good thing because we were trapped inside the elevator and he had the tools to get out.["]
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Five Men Detained As Suspected Conspirators
Eight hours after terrorists struck Manhattan's tallest skyscrapers, police in Bergen County detained five [Israeli] men who they said were found carrying maps linking them to the blasts. [...] sources close to the investigation said they found other evidence linking the men to the bombing plot [and] that bomb-sniffing dogs reacted as if they had detected explosives.
Bergen Record, September 12, 2001

Israel?s military intelligence service, Aman, suspects that Iraq is the state that sponsored the suicide attacks on the New York Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington.

Israel + Suspects + Iraq!

It is among the indisputables in the law or general norms, in dealings, in social life, and even political life, that any charge should be based on evidence if the one who makes the accusationis keen to convince others or has respect to that who listens to the accusation or is concerned with it as part of the minimal obligation of his duty. [...]

American officials set about making charges or giving the guided media, the Zionist media and its symbols within the authority and outside it a free hand in order to prepare the public mind for the charge. What does this mean? Second Open Letter from Saddam Hussein to the Peoples of the United States, Western Peoples and Governments

Israel urges US to strike
By Jonathan Steele
Jerusalem
August 19 2002

Israel is signalling that it wants President George Bush to go ahead with a military attack on Iraq - even though it believes Saddam Hussein may well retaliate by striking Israel.

With foreign policy experts in Washington becoming increasingly critical of the wisdom of a military strike, and European governments showing no willingness to support an attack, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon wants to make it clear that he is the US President's most reliable ally.

"Any postponement of an attack on Iraq at this stage will serve no purpose," Raanan Gissin, a senior Sharon adviser, said yesterday.
Guardian, via theage.com.au

Attack Iran the day Iraq war ends, demands Israel
From Stephen Farrell, Robert Thomson and Danielle Haas
November 05, 2002

ISRAEL?S Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has called on the international community to target Iran as soon as the imminent conflict with Iraq is complete.
In an interview with The Times , Mr Sharon insisted that Tehran ? one of the ?axis of evil? powers identified by President Bush ? should be put under pressure ?the day after? action against Baghdad ends because of its role as a ?centre of world terror?.

Sharon Coup: U.S. Go-Ahead
By JAMES BENNET
April 15, 2004
New York Times

[...] Mr. Bush's statements will doubtless appeal to Jewish and Christian supporters of Israel in the United States. They are also consistent with the policy tilt toward Israel evident since he entered office, refusing to meet with Yasir Arafat, the Palestinian leader, whom he accused of being an obstacle to peace.