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FBI Agent Admits Role in 9/11

March 7, 2006: The Washington Post reports the FBI knew Al-Qaeda were training pilots in the U.S. before 9/11.
At the trial of Zacarias Mousarias, FBI agent Michael Anticev testified that the FBI knew before September 11th that Al-Queda troopers were attending flying schools in the U.S. The FBI did nothing to intervene. The FBI, he said, believed Al-Queda's aim was to carry out conventional hijackings rather than crash planes into buildings.

So what he was saying was Al-Queda troopers were merely planning to learn how to hijack planes and that was OK by the FBI. Am I missing something?

Maybe now is the time to once again demand that we have a full accounting of the government actions: what did they know, when did they know it, and who was responsible for giving orders that enabled Al-Queda troopers to enter this country, receive flight training and blow-up the WTC? Assuming that this was a result of tragic incompetence, has anyone been fired? Has the government analyzed the causes of the problems and made necessary changes so this does not happen again? Colossal stupidity and incompletence really does account for a lot of what goes wrong.

However, an investigation may reveal a darker truth that federal agents who wanted to take action were stopped. We need to know who stopped them and why. While this may cause unbearable anguish, we cannot fix what we don't bring to light.

Hillary Clinton is running for reelection in NY and we should insist that she demand a full investigation into 9/11 as part of her campaign pledge. She represents New Yorkers but she seems to think we all should support her as evidenced by her fundraising efforts across the country. Write to her. Do not give her any money until she demands a full and complete investigation into 9/11.
Let's make this a clear as mud. 07.Mar.2006 18:35

spin laden productions

Who masterminded the 911 attacks again?

I have trouble remembering.

Was it Bin Laden?
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Was it Mohammed Atta?
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or was it Khalid Shaikh Mohammed?
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And who was the "20th hijacker"?

Was it Moussaoi?
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Or was it the NEW "20th hijacker" called "al-Qahtani"
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The amazing thing is that "Al Qaeda" appear to have seized control of air traffic controllers, all radar systems, the U.S. Air Force, and the Federal Aviation Administration on 911. What a MIRACLE!!


Critical Thinking 07.Mar.2006 20:38

Critical Thinker

"The amazing thing is that "Al Qaeda" appear to have seized control of air traffic controllers, all radar systems, the U.S. Air Force, and the Federal Aviation Administration on 911."

Who is making that claim?

And U.S. Army people admit they planned it--For GHW Bush in 1976 07.Mar.2006 22:20

bring in the defendant GHW Bush

And U.S. Army people admit they planned it--as long ago as 1976--exactly the way it happened:

US DoD McNiven RICO SUIT! BUSH SENIOR, CIA head, & his 1976 state terror plan to hit WTCs!
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A LIVE COURT CASE! DEAL WITH IT! WELCOME TO REALITY.

Our own U.S. Army devised a plan commissioned by Congress to bring down the WTC...McNiven, who first went public in an affidavit included in a 9/11-related federal conspiracy (RICO) lawsuit filed against Bush and others in 2004, claims his unit was ordered to create the "perfect terrorist plan" using commercial airliners as weapons and the Twin Towers as their target.....publicized version of the study, commissioned by Congress, was to identify security lapses and submit corrective measures to lawmakers. However, McNiven claims the real purpose of the study was to brainstorm how to pull off the perfect terrorist attack using the exact same 9/11 scenario.

The study, commissioned to C-Battery 2/81st Field Artillery, U.S. Army, stationed in Strassburg, Germany in 1976, specifically devised the scenario of the Twin Towers being leveled by Middle Eastern terrorists using commercial airliners and even plastic box cutters to bypass security. To silence critics, McNiven has successfully passed a credible lie detector test regarding his participation in the study as well as other specific orders given to him by his superiors in case of a real attack on the Twin Towers. The head of the 1976 mock terrorist plan was Lt. Michael Teague of Long Island, who McNiven says was given specific orders by higher-ups in the military to use the Twin Towers as the terrorist target.

McNiven said he has been unable to contact Lt. Teague, but was interested in his opinion now that "the 9/11 attacks happened the way we planned them in 1976."
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McNiven RICO SUIT! BUSH SENIOR, CIA head, & his 1976 state terror plan to hit WTCs!
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"During the course of the terrorist plan we were devising, I made the statement to Lt. Teague that if the WTC was ever attacked like we planned, I'd go public. I was then physically assaulted and told never to reveal anything we were doing regarding the Twin Towers." However, about a week later a strange turn of events occurred. For no apparent reason, McNiven claims his superiors completely changed their minds. "I was given the direct order that if the Twin Towers were ever attacked the way we discussed in the 1976 study, I was to do everything in my power to bring the similarities to the attention of the American people. "I have no idea why they changed their minds, but I was then emphatically told that this order was never to be rescinded - never - because those who would rescind it, would be the very same people who turned against the American people."

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/03/313859.shtml

PETITION 08.Mar.2006 17:01

MERGED

Scholars are asking to the government for the tapes recorded of the "attacks" of 911...make patition at this web site please they need at least 10,000..www.scholarsforthethruth.org

logical inference and convergence 08.Mar.2006 20:02

spin laden productions

me:
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"The amazing thing is that "Al Qaeda" appear to have seized control of air traffic controllers, all radar systems, the U.S. Air Force, and the Federal Aviation Administration on 911."
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Who is making that claim?
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Every person who sprukes the faith-based Arab hijacking narrative, whilst refusing to attend to any evidence to the contrary (confirmation bias)---including the total absence of fighter response to any of the aircraft (including the first, flight 11, which spent 30 minutes in the air after making an astonishing "dog-leg turn" and ceasing communications), and the presence of a singular gray C130 Naval electonic warfare aircraft when both flights 77 and 93 terminated --- is automatically infering this claim.

For good measure, you could add the stand-down order that applied to all military and law enforcement aircraft, issued by Jane Garvey of the FAA at 9.25AM on the morning, according to Time (914. The gray C130 allegedly departed from Andrews Air Force base five minutes after this stand down order, according to the pilot himself!(Minnessota Star Tribune, 911/02)

I had the privilege of flying from Melbourne to Sydney in the cockpit of a 767, incidentally - 5 weeks before 911.

Please don't try to tell me that 4 groups of cessna-trained suicidal Arabs successfully hijacked and piloted 4 Boeing commercial airliners on 911 (no Airbuses!) and flew them with military precision to their targets, while airport security, air traffic control and the U.S. defense systems were crippled by some kind of universal incompetence for nearly 2 hours.

NORAD Orders Web Deletion of Transcript 10.Mar.2006 11:51

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Published on Friday, March 10, 2006 by CNET News
NORAD Orders Web Deletion of Transcript
by Declan McCullagh
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/03/335261.shtml

In an unusual follow-up to a public event, the Defense Department and the Transportation Security Administration have ordered that a transcript of an open hearing on aviation restrictions be yanked from the Web.

Maj. Gen. M. Scott Mayes, the head of the North American air defense command, ordered the internal review that flagged the hearing's transcript as problematic and led to its deletion from a government Web site, CNET News.com has learned.

The public hearing was held Jan. 18 at the Airport Marriott in Dulles, Va., and was discussed in local news reports. Its purpose was to ask for public opinions about recent airspace security restrictions near the nation's capital, which have cost local businesses some $45 million a year in lost revenue and have even prompted some general aviation pilots to move elsewhere.

One of the pilots who testified was Lt. Cmdr. Tom Bush, a U.S. Navy F-18 Hornet pilot who also flies a small civilian plane and said he was speaking as a private individual.

"Freedom and security are polar opposites, and I am not willing to give up my freedom for the sake of terrorists," Bush said during the hearing, according to a report at AviationNow.com.

The report also said Bush suggested the airspace restrictions were irrational because a terrorist could pretend to fly through the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) to nearby Dulles airport, make a right-hand turn at the last minute, and be over downtown Washington, D.C., in four minutes. The ADIZ is a ring stretching almost 40 miles around Washington, D.C.

"There may be some operational security concerns with the time line he laid out," Michael Kucharek, the chief of media relations for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said in a telephone interview Thursday.

Kucharek said that "there were some operational security concerns revealed by this person who had knowledge but appeared as a public citizen, which we think was out of line. The disclosure of that information could go directly to national security concerns."

The Bush administration has been criticized in the past by open government advocates for its aggressive efforts to avoid the disclosure of information that historically has been public. In 2003, the U.S. Army surreptitiously pulled the plug on one of its more popular Web sites after a report embarrassing to the military appeared on it. In another example, the names of the members of the Defense Science Board--an obscure but influential advisory body that influences military policy and had a budget of $3.6 million a year--have vanished from the group's public Web site.

The 369-page transcript of the event (part 1 and part 2), previously posted on the Federal Aviation Administration's Web site, has been replaced with a notice saying it is "presently unavailable."

Lt. Cmdr. Bush could not be reached for comment. One pilot who was at the hearing reported that Bush said that Americans kicked out the British, tamed the West, won two World Wars, put a man on the moon--and should start acting like it.

Some pilots expressed skepticism that Bush disclosed anything sensitive and suggested that the deletion was because he criticized the government's security apparatus. Representatives from NORAD, TSA, FAA, the Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service, and Customs and Border Protection were on the panel hearing testimony and remained silent during Bush's testimony.

"The fact that TSA is an out of control dysfunctional agency is a given, so it may be just another example of their ongoing buffoonery," Lee Schiek, the manager of Maryland's College Park Airport, wrote in an e-mail message on Thursday. "On the other hand, this could be an attempt to rewrite history to minimize the public record sentiment regarding the ADIZ. In any event, since its inception, TSA has consistently demonstrated their inability to do the right thing, and this latest example should not go unchallenged."

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