Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Iron & The Clay and Toes of Terror



This is going to be one of those alerts that sure is to upset some people.

Maybe the first thing you should do is just skip to article number 17, Tancredo: Scrap 9/11 Islamic crescent. After reading this, I think you will agree with me that something is terribly wrong with the whole picture, so to speak. Then go click onto the official government website for the Flight 93 memorial and see what a pathetic waste of space that is. It is as if these people are going to great lengths to say, "we couldn't care a less" about the lives lost on that tragic day. Hopefully after reading the rest of this introduction you will understand my reasoning for this compilation of articles that focus on the topic of terror and world government from the past few months.

One of the sites from which I pulled an article had a disclaimer that I believe succinctly summed up our reasoning for looking at these issues. I have modified this disclaimer to reflect our biblically based beliefs and my hope is that it will guide you in how to approach certain articles and commentary that deal with what Daniel 8:23 calls 'intrigue' in the NASB and 'sinister schemes' in the NKJV:

    Disclaimer for topics that have gained the generally accepted classification of "conspiracy" and/or "conspiracy theory"
    Be Alert! and Moriel does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the above article. We present this in the interests of research - for the relevant information we believe it contains. We encourage the reader to prayerfully use this information within the framework of reasoned and scriptural consideration for the purposes of investigative journalism, research and sound bible study, for a greater, common understanding of unanswered questions with a view towards exposing the deception, intrigue and perplexities to which the scriptures warn will (and already have) engulfed both the church and the world in these last days.
As I have studied and researched the many intertwined eschatological topics that face us as discerning believers, some such as the political/economic aspect of Mystery Babylon, the Iron and the Clay and the "strong delusion" (it's breadth and depth) bother me in terms of their connection to current events. I believe there are many unanswered questions, many places where the official stories just do not line up with reason or common sense.

The church as a whole has become hyper-emotional (as has the world) over most issues including the one I am covering in this alert. The tendency is to either jump to a conclusion that many are involved in some great conspiracy or go to the extreme opposite side that there are no conspiracies what so ever, and anyone willing to give one a second look is a "nut job". This has especially become the mantra of the right- wing media, which saddens me greatly. I have always said there is one great conspirator and his name is Satan, however deception is the game he plays and his team has many players.

I try hard to both research and reason through the claims made by all sides in a given issue, and then hold everything up to scripture, but I know when things do not add up. As far as the history that is officially proclaimed via governments, press and academia concerning the recent decades of wars, economic imbalances, energy shortages, terror and so on, all are mixtures of truths, half-truths, deceptions, outright lies and plain errors.

Burdened for the church and for the truth, I believe we should be exemplarily in our study and research of both scripture and the issues that face our defense of the faith and sharing of the gospel.

I encourage everyone to pray before reading these reports and ask the Lord Jesus Christ to lead you by His Spirit of Truth.

I hold the word of God above all other things and that includes love of country. Being that Be Alert! and Moriel are very international ministries that can mean different things to many of you. Jacob Prasch for instance, is a citizen of three countries here on earth: Israel, The United States and The United Kingdom. However, as bible believing born again disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ our real citizenship in now in Heaven and that comes before earthly citizenship. Sometimes, I have to wonder how many Christians really have any understanding of this truth these days. Is the bible your source or is it an interpretation of Christianity through the colored lens of an American Flag or the flag of ones country (whatever that happens to be), including Israel? I love Israel, but not because of the Jews or "Jewishness", but because of the God of the Jews and because He loved Israel first and continues to love them and continues to honor the EVERLASTING covenant He made with Abraham. AMEN.

The bible says that one of the key hallmarks of the last days is great deception and a false Christianity - these two things have become the norm in America and now most of the world. There is also a growing hatred from atheists, humanists and secularists not so much against true believers, but those masquerading as them. The only thing is when the time for real persecution in the West comes, those fakes will fall away and the remnant will bare the brunt unless the Lord comes for His bride first. That would indeed be wonderful but I do not see anything in scripture that says the countries that have typically faced persecution and now are exploding with new believers could not suddenly become the "free" countries as the traditional "free" countries in the West fall into despotism and persecution before the Lord returns. This is already happening in some instances but an euro-centric, amero-centric ethnocentrism has blinded much of the church from the truth along with there chants of "God bless America" when there is not one blessing this nation deserves. Only judgment.

This alert is not designed to "point the finger" at those who are evil (although you need to be aware who they are) but to hopefully shake some out of their slumber as to the incredible evil manifesting itself in our governments and businesses. This, I believe is the horrid conglomerate beast that the woman (false church and religion) rides.

Everything the scripture ever warned about the last days is happening now, daily, hourly, this moment and the church has never been more ill prepared and in a stupor as it is today. I am starting to pray for shaking because I am beginning to think, that is all that remains to awaken these sleepers.

BE/\LERT!
(Scott Brisk)



Isaiah 30:1-14
"Woe to the rebellious children," declares the LORD,
"Who execute a plan, but not Mine,
And make an alliance, but not of My Spirit,
In order to add sin to sin;
Who proceed down to Egypt
Without consulting Me,
To take refuge in the safety of Pharaoh
And to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!
"Therefore the safety of Pharaoh will be your shame
And the shelter in the shadow of Egypt, your humiliation.
"For their princes are at Zoan
And their ambassadors arrive at Hanes.
"Everyone will be ashamed because of a people who cannot profit them,
Who are not for help or profit, but for shame and also for reproach."

The oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev.
Through a land of distress and anguish,
From where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent,
They carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys
And their treasures on camels' humps,
To a people who cannot profit them;
Even Egypt, whose help is vain and empty.
Therefore, I have called her
"Rahab who has been exterminated."
Now go, write it on a tablet before them
And inscribe it on a scroll,
That it may serve in the time to come
As a witness forever.
For this is a rebellious people, false sons,
Sons who refuse to listen
To the instruction of the LORD;
Who say to the seers, "You must not see visions";
And to the prophets, "You must not prophesy to us what is right,
Speak to us pleasant words,
Prophesy illusions.
"Get out of the way, turn aside from the path,
Let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel."
Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, "Since you have rejected this word
And have put your trust in oppression and guile, and have relied on them,
Therefore this iniquity will be to you
Like a breach about to fall,
A bulge in a high wall,
Whose collapse comes suddenly in an instant,
Whose collapse is like the smashing of a potter's jar,
So ruthlessly shattered
That a sherd will not be found among its pieces
To take fire from a hearth
Or to scoop water from a cistern."



Isaiah 30:19-25
O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you. Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher. Your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right or to the left. And you will defile your graven images overlaid with silver, and your molten images plated with gold. You will scatter them as an impure thing, and say to them, "Be gone!" Then He will give you rain for the seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be rich and plenteous; on that day your livestock will graze in a roomy pasture. Also the oxen and the donkeys which work the ground will eat salted fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork. On every lofty mountain and on every high hill there will be streams running with water on the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.






NEWS WITH VIEWS.com - By Patrick Briley - July 26, 2007

Before the 9/11 attacks, the Saudi royals, including King Abdullah, were angrily demanding that Bush facilitate establishment of a Palestinian state in Israel, and the Saudis were paying the families of Hamas suicide bombers in Israel up to $25,000.

Saudi royal government impatience with US action to work to establish a Palestinian state led to Saudi terrorists being involved in the 9/11 attacks. Those publicly named in news reports, 9/11 Commission and 9/11 Congressional reports as having aided the 9/11 Saudi hijackers in the US include:

Wahhabbist terror extremists in Saudi backed and controlled North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) mosques throughout the US

Saudi bankers such as the one connected to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Saleh Abdullah Kamel. 9/11 Saudi hijacker bagmen associates of Saudi royal government officials such as Al Bayoumi, Al Bana and Moshen AlAttas (half brother of Bin Laden).

This August 1, 2003 article from the New Republic quotes senior US officials as saying Saudi Royal government officials were involved in the 9/11 attacks - Missing 28 Pages: 9--11 Congressional Report Says Saudi Government Involved. The article can also be found here: [See Below]


"Since the joint congressional committee investigating September 11 issued a censored version of its report on July 24, there's been considerable speculation about the 28 pages blanked out from the section entitled 'Certain Sensitive National Security Matters.' The section cites 'specific sources of foreign support for some of the September 11 hijackers,' which most commentators have interpreted to mean Saudi contributions to Al Qaeda-linked charities. But an official who has read the report tells The New Republic that the support described in the report goes well beyond that: It involves connections between the hijacking plot and the very top levels of the Saudi royal family. --- We're talking about a coordinated network that reaches right from the hijackers to multiple places in the Saudi government.'"

The details in the "28 missing pages" were intentionally deleted from the public version of the joint 9/11 attack report of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. The pages were classified at the insistence of GW Bush and as the result of James Lewis, the author of part of the report under former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and former CIA director, Porter Goss.

Saudi Bin Laden family members were protected with the help of Bush, and Bush family associate Dale Watson when they were flown out of the US on flights possibly chartered by Bin Laden a few days after 9/11 when all other US flights were grounded (according to newly released, un redacted FBI documents obtained by Judicial Watch under a FOIA request). Watson was the FBI Counter Terrorism Center chief who blocked search of 9/11 hijacker wannabe Moussaoui's computer before 9/11. One of the Saudis flown out early was a 19 year old with the last name Al Hazmi, the same name of a slightly older 9/11 hijacker who may have been a close relative.

In the aftermath of 9/11, Bush announced his "road map to peace" hatched with Hamas terror backing Saudi Arabian Wahhabbist Muslims and Saudi King Abdullah and to be carried out by the quartet of EU, the US, the UN and Russia putting troops on the ground for 42 months in Jerusalem. Bush announced his intent then to divide Israel into two parts, establishing a Palestinian state inside Israel at the request of the Saudi royals and Wahhabbists. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has just been named by GW Bush to be the envoy for the "roadmap" quartet to the Organization of the Islamic Conference that has 35 members. Tony Blair, GW Bush and Bill Clinton are Third Way, New Age Communitarianists who really are Communists who believe in establishing a world government and unifying religions under the New Age religious belief system. See Subordinating America Under a Socialistic World Government.

Before the US went into Iraq in March 2003, Bush gave a speech to the American Enterprise Institute saying his intent was to establish a permanent economic and governmental base in Iraq to guarantee a global prosperity and a permanent peace settlement for Israel and the Middle East. Bush has now set up a world government economic block on the plains of Shinar in Iraq with the construction and establishment of the Middle East Free Trade Association (MEFTA) headquarters built in Iraq at a cost of $592 million US taxpayer's dollars. The MEFTA headquarters is a sprawling complex of 21 interconnected, blast proof buildings (reminiscent of the Pentagon) on 104 acres and posing as the US embassy and "foreign mission." Even AlQaeda leader Dr. Ayman Zawahiri recently called for the re-establishment of Greater Assyria that includes northern Iraq. Bush is perhaps unwittingly complying with Zawahiri's request.


The Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), that Bush and socialist Democrats follow, is fully behind MEFTA in Iraq being permanently set up as a regional seat of world government and economic empire. The MEFTA base is in the mold of CAFTA, NAFTA and GATT and is one of several regional global governance economic centers such as the European Union (EU) and the North American Union (NAU) that are leading to the destruction of the sovereignty of nations (including the US) and the creation of world government. While Bush, the CFR and the Trilateralists are imposing these regional global governance centers under the guise of making them democracies; they have not and will not guarantee Constitutional Republics and national sovereignty within the regions.

One world government regional trading block, the EU, is increasingly controlled by Muslims. Yet Bush has signed a new pact with the EU (without a treaty or Congressional vote or debate) that integrates US executive branch regulations with those of the EU to establish a single global US-EU market. See Bush OKs 'integration' with European Union [Without Treaty Ratification or Passage of a Law] and US and EU agree 'single market' [NWO Market].

One provision of the US-EU pact signed by Bush is the Open Skies deal, designed to reduce fares and boost traffic on transatlantic flights has already been set into motion by Cheroff and the DHS. It will allow potential Islamic terrorists to fly into the US from EU nations. It compliments and is consistent with Bush's and Chertoff's policies of allowing aliens-some of whom are known terrorists-into the US by airline flights, ships and land routes via Mexico and Canada as part of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) and NAU "Trusted Traveler Program". The US will have US regulations and airplane passengers from the EU, Mexico and Canada dominated by Muslim extremists over time (as is already happening in the EU).

Bush and the EU are slowly but inextricably introducing "sharia" law and "sharia compliant" trade and banking practices into these trade pacts. The US Dow Jones Islamic Trust (front for Muslim Brotherhood in the US) is already sharia compliant. GW Bush's associates for running US ports deals, Dubai and the UAE, use sharia compliant banking and management practices.

Northern Iraq is the home of ancient Assyria that now rides on the back of an ECONOMIC center in the Middle East and the world that sits on seven hills on seven mosques in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey is in the process of now setting up an extremist sharia compliant, Islamic Republic similar to that of Iran. FBI translator and 9/11 whistleblower Sibel Edmonds has publicly stated that many prominent US officials connected to the American Turkish Council were involved in drug trafficking and had foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been accused in news accounts of accepting bribes from Turkey Islamic leaders. Several NSC and CIA associates of the Bushes (see "AEI" described below) identified as being involved in the American Turkish Council, including Brent Scowcroft, were the business backers of Mujeeb Cheema, the Pakistani Director of the Saudi controlled NAIT mosques that have been associated directly with the 9/11 hijackers.

Two Oklahoma politicians having knowledge of NAIT's activities and those of a FBI currently protected Muslim criminal business terrorist super cell in Oklahoma (see more below) have taken large contributions from and are close to Turkish members of the American Turkish Council. These politicians are Oklahoma's governor Brad Henry, and David Boren, the Islamophile chancellor of the University of Oklahoma (OU). Boren is a former Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a world government socialist. advocate. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have a son or close relative currently enrolled at OU.

Months after 9/11 Bush and Colin Powell were still openly backing and protecting Hamas terrorists in Israel and in the US, calling them "freedom fighters", and a group Powell said the US helped create as a negotiator for a peace plan with Israel. A public letter from Newt Gingrich finally pressured Bush to put Hamas on the US terror list. The staff director of the House Intelligence Committee and the former Chairman of the same committee, Janice Roberts and Dave McCurdy, respectively, told me personally that Hamas had a closely FBI monitored, but protected and large presence in Oklahoma and OKC prior to and after the OKC bombing well into 2001.

Today Bush and Condi Rice are openly backing and protecting AlFatah terrorists in Israel and in the US with millions of dollars of weapons, ammunition and US intelligence. Condi Rice is still publicly calling Hamas "resistance fighters' rather than the terrorists they really are even though Hamas attacked AlFatah in Gaza and captured over $400 million is US weapons and munitions and intelligence given to AlFatah. Bush recently prevailed in having Israel release AlFatah terrorists including Barghouti to now fight the same Hamas terrorists in the West Bank that Bush and Powell had previously backed.

US residents Melvin Lattimore, a.k.a. Mujahid Menepta, and Mujeeb Cheema, are the very embodiments of the Bush and Clinton duplicitous and murderous policies of supporting and protecting AlFatah and Hamas terrorists in the US and Israel.

Menepta is the North American recruiter for AlFatah who was a roommate of 911 hijackers and Saudi royal bagmen in Norman, OK including Al Hazmi, Hussein Moshen AlAttas, and hijacker wannabe Zacahrias Moussaoui. Menepta is also an AlFuqra terror member closely associated with a Muslim Brotherhood super cell criminal enterprise and network in Oklahoma that currently helps and acts as couriers and conduits for Hamas and AlQaeda terrorists in the US and overseas (see more on Bush protection of AlFuqra terrorists in the US and Pakistan in Part II of this article).

Menepta was named in court proceedings by the BATF at a federal trial in OKC in November 2001 as a participant in the 1993 WTC bombing and the 1995 OKC bombing. Menepta was protected at his trial by Chertoff's replacement at the DOJ criminal division, John C. Richter, and Menpta is walking the streets of America in St. Louis for AlFuqra, and AlFatah.. One of Menepta's roommates and Saudi bagman for the 9/11 hijackers, Moshen AlAttas, a half brother of Bin Laden, drove Moussaoui to the Minnesota flight school from the Norman OK flight school in August 1995. But AlAttas, like Menepta, was protected by the Bush DOJ and is according to some accounts, attending school in Alabama rather than being or deported or imprisoned. See AlAttas: Was OU's Saudi 9/11 Provocateur Protected By DOJ?


The FBI taped the imam of the OU mosque, Ndiaye, talking to AlAttas about the planned "jihad" of Moussaoui and AlAttas in the summer of 1995. Despite Ndiaye and AlAttas setting up an Islamic Scientific Institute in Oklahoma before 9/11 (that was on the FBI terror watch list), Ndiaye was allowed to return to Senegal and AlAttas was protected and allowed to stay in the US.

Mujeeb Cheema, a Pakistani living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is Director of the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), a Saudi financially backed institution that controls Wahhabbist terror mosques in the US strongly suspected of involvement in 9/11 attacks, the OKC bombing, the 2005 OU bombing and the recent Trolley Mall shootings in Salt Lake City. Cheema is also associated with the Dow Jones Islamic Trust.

Cheema's NAIT, along with the Council on Arab Islamic Relations (CAIR), is named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Hamas terror funding case involving the Holy Land Foundation going to trial in Dallas on July 16, 2007. NAIT is on the US terror list but nothing has been done to prosecute NAIT under Bush. Despite the indictment against CAIR, Bush, FBI head Robert Mueller and Homeland Security (DHS) chief Michael Chertoff require their agents to be trained by CAIR and CAIR is being given access to sensitive FBI and DHS security procedures.

American Equity Investors (AEI) set up Mujeeb Cheema as a principal in Hawkins Energy in Tulsa in the early 1990s. AEI is controlled and run by personal assistants to HW Bush (David C. Martin), Terry Lenzner, former NSC Director Robert McFarland and former top CIA officials. Several NSC and CIA associates of the Bushes involved with AEI are identified as being involved in the 9/11 linked American Turkish Council, including Brent Scowcroft. Cheema is also associated directly with the US backed Muslim Brotherhood business investors in the US, the Dow Jones Islamic Trust.

Business records show that Cheema's NAIT, backed by the Saudi Wahhabbists, is directly tied to an FBI and DOJ protected Muslim Brotherhood super cell criminal enterprise and network in Oklahoma that was involved in the OKC bombing with Menepta and AlFuqra terrorists. This super cell is still allowed to commit crimes (drug running, money laundering, property and insurance scams, etc) and operate to support Hamas, AlFatah, AlFuqra, and AlQaeda terror groups in the US and overseas. For more on Cheema, Menepta, NAIT, the Muslim Brotherhood and the super cell criminal enterprise and network in Oklahoma see chapters in the book The Oklahoma City Bombing Case Revelations (PDF version or HTML Version) and articles at the book website, OKC903.com.


For part two See below.





NEWS WITH VIEWS.com - By Patrick Briley - July 26, 2007

The attorneys who controlled the escrow account for the Hamas terror front, Holy Land Foundation, were Adkin and Gump, well known narco attorneys who have represented Bush family interests for decades. Saudi banker and billionaire Khalid Mahfouz was on the board of Holy Land Foundation. Mahfouz helped bankroll the Bushes in Arbusto and Harken Energy with CIA operative James Bath who went AWOL at the same time as GW Bush from the Alabama Air National Guard. Mahfouz sued and recently won a judgment in British courts (because of weak British laws involving liable) against US citizen Rachael Ehrenfeld for her book that disclosed Mahfouz terror fundraising ties.

Mahfouz and Adkin Gump, are being protected by Bush and have not been named in the Holy Land case going to trial in Dallas despite their direct ties to Holy Land and to Hamas terrorism funding. Holy Land Foundation was raided by the FBI 5 days before the 9/11 attacks and it is strongly believed incriminating evidence against Mahfouz, Bush, and Adkin and Gump from the raid was not turned over to the federal grand jury investigating Holy Land at the time. Mahfouz and Adkin and Gump were also associated with the board of InfoCom across the street from Holy Land. InfoCom ran a website for Iraq.

Another associate of Mujeeb Cheema, Mufid Abdulqadir, is a defendant in the Holy Land case. Abdulqadir was the top fundraiser for Hamas in the US while he was at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and working with Menepta and the Muslim Brotherhood super cell criminal enterprise and network in Oklahoma connected to the OKC bombing. This super cell, Hamas, and Abdulqadir are known to and protected by the DOJ and FBI in OK to this very day. A dedicated and patriotic attorney with strong and reliable credentials has presented to FBI agents hard evidence of this super cell criminal enterprise and network and its involvement with Hamas, AlFuqra, and AlQaeda. FBI Director Robert Muller effectively shut down an FBI investigation of the Oklahoma super cell criminal enterprise and network when he reassigned the FBI agents who had taken the evidence seriously.

The absolute corruption of Mueller and Bush in protecting this Oklahoma terror super cell criminal enterprise and network, the terror connections of NAIT, Bush associated Saudi bankers and royals, and Mujeeb Cheema is manifested in the fact that public records positively and directly connect NAIT with the Oklahoma super cell going back to before the time of the OKC bombing. These same records also suggest a collaboration of a white supremacist with the Muslim terror super cell and NAIT.

Tom Cole is a powerful Oklahoma Republican Congressman with close links to fellow Yale alumni member GW Bush and the RNC. Tom Cole made a highly questionable Tribute to Muslims in the United States that is posted on CAIR's website in Chicago. Cole's tribute is questionable because Cole, like Bush, knows that CAIR and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) are named as unindicted co- conspirators in the trial against the Bush affiliated Hamas terrorist organization, Holy Land Foundation (See Part I of this article). NAIT's headquarters, like CAIR's website, is in Illinois.

Tom Cole, whose Congressional district includes the University of Oklahoma (OU), misled the public about the involvement of Islamic sponsored terrorism with OU student Joel Hinrichs in the October 1, 2005 OU bombing. Hinrich's roommate at OU was Fazel Cheema, who may be a relative of Mujeeb Cheema, the Director of Bush protected NAIT. Cole worked closely in the cover up with Chertoff's replacement at DOJ's Criminal Division, John C Richter, OKC's FBI SAC Salvador Hernandez, and two prominent Oklahoma politicians, Oklahoma's governor Brad Henry and OU's President David Boren. Both of these men are associated directly (see Part I of this article) with the American Turkish Council (linked by Sibel Edmonds to the 9/11 attack activities in Turkey). Boren is very close to GW Bush's current Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates.

Bush has also been involved with other Hamas terrorist leaders and groups besides Mahfouz and Holy Land. GW Bush openly met and took monies from professor Al Arian and Mr. Alamoudi, the convicted head of the American Muslim Council (AMC) despite being told by the Secret Service that the men were terrorists. Jack Abramoff, Grover Norquist, Carl Rove, Congressman Rohrabacher, the treasurer of the AMC, William Suffuri, were directly involved in sponsoring the meetings and receipt of monies by Bush from Al Arian and Alamoudi.

Condi Rice and Bush have intentionally kept the AlFuqra terror group off the US terror list even though AlFuqra has been involved in more terror attacks in the US since 1978 than all other terror organizations combined. See US Islamic Terror Network Protected by US Gov't.

Richard Reid, the shoe bomber, and John Muhammed, the DC beltway sniper were members of AlFuqra. AlFuqra has numerous and well-documented terror training camps throughout the US. AlFuqra is known to provide mules and couriers for AlQaeda in the US and around the world. See Radical Muslim paramilitary compound flourishes in upper New York state.


The leader of AlFuqra is Sheik Jilani, protected by the CIA in Pakistan. Menepta, who was involved in the 1993 WTC, and 1995 OKC bombings and 9/11, is also a member of AlFuqra. Numerous members of the Oklahoma criminal enterprise and Muslim Brotherhood terror super cell have direct ties to Sheik Jilani including Menepta, Bilal Benu and Jamille Smith. Jilani works with AlQaeda in Pakistan and may have ties to Pakistani Mujeeb Cheema. New York Times reporter Danny Pearl was beheaded when trying to meet with Jilani but instead was kidnapped and turned over to AlQaeda in Pakistan.

Sheik Jilani and AlFuqra trained Bosnian and Kosovo mujahideen members for the CIA and Pakistani ISI in Pakistan to fight the Serbs and Croatians. Jilani's role with the Bosnians and Kosovo terror rebels for the CIA is one of the reasons why Bush protects Jilani, AlFuqra training camps in the US and AlFuqra members including Menepta. Bush is still protecting and using AlFuqra. See FBI Agents "Groom" Muslim Scouts, AlFuqra [AlQaeda] Terrorists in US.

The second in command of AlQaeda, Dr. Ayman Zawahiri also trained Bosnian and Kosovo mujahideen members for the CIA in Bosnia with the help of Hezbollah and the Iranian government with munitions and missiles provided by the US with the direct approval of President Clinton and his national security advisor, Anthony Lake. FBI and CIA operative Ali Mohammed escorted Zawahiri throughout the US and to OKC in March and April 1995 to raise monies for Bosnian and Kosovo terror rebels and to set up a terror underground network in the US with the full knowledge of Clinton and Lake. Zawahiri was in OKC and at the OU mosque at the time of the OKC bombing. Zawahiri's presence and the US program for supporting Bosnian terrorists is a reason Clinton ordered the DOJ and FBI to shut down the investigation of Islamic terrorists involved in the OKC bombing. Zawahiri met with and interacted with members of the Oklahoma super cell criminal enterprise and network.

Bush and Rice are not only covering up the role of Zawahiri and Jilani in training the Bosnian and Kosovo rebels and their involvement with Menepta in the OKC bombing, Bush and Rice are openly supporting, along with Democrat and Clinton ally Tom Lantos, making Muslim terror state of Kosovo a member of NATO and perhaps the EU in accordance with the demands of Saudi royals close to Bush. Furthermore, the former Bush appointed head of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, has a multimillion- dollar contract with Ali Berisha to bring Albania in NATO. Bush recently met with and praised Berisha in Albania even though Berisha is close to Bin Laden, allows AlQeada to operate in Albania, harbors Kosovo Muslim terrorists, and is a world government socialist reported by major US news outlets as being involved in drug trafficking with AlQaeda.

ABC News has recently reported that classified DHS documents reveal AlQaeda is preparing a "spectacular terror attack" in the US this summer. Earlier ABC reports stated that 300 new terrorists specially trained by AlQaeda and the Taliban have been sent to the US and England for terror attacks in the near future. The latest reports say that an AlQaeda intelligence cell from Pakistan has been dispatched with the 300 new, specially trained terrorists.

At first DHS director Chertoff denied the ABC reports of AlQaeda planned spectacular attacks, but later publicly stated that the potential for AlQaeda attack threats in the US was serious after ABC released the excerpts from the DHS report. ABC reported that an urgent meeting had been called by the White House to discuss the threat only to have the White House later downplay the meeting as merely routine and to dismiss the seriousness of the concerns that had been expressed by Chertoff.

Some of the Muslim doctors involved in the AlQaeda planned London car firebomb attack plots applied for jobs in the US and some may have been from the US. Their plans included attacks on the USS Kennedy and Florida Naval facilities. Several months ago Bin laden had told reporters "those who heal you will kill you", an obvious reference to Muslims doctors who planned terror attacks.

Not all of the Islamic terrorist plotters for the Ft Dix, New Jersey attacks have been located in the US and are still at large and available to help in an AlQaeda terror attack.

Iran has threatened the US numerous times to unleash Hezbollah attacks against US interests around the world including the US if the US or Israel took military action against Iran over Iran's nuclear program and/or support of Hezbollah and Syrian attacks against Israel and Iranian sponsored attacks against US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Al Qaeda and Hamas are now working together with Hezbollah in the US, OKC and around the world in super cells under the umbrella of the Muslim Brotherhood. Bush protected AlFuqra and AlFatah terror members in the US like Menepta are couriers, mules and enablers for AlQaeda and Hezbollah that could help AlQaeda, Taliban or Hezbollah terrorists sent into the US or already in the US along with Muslim terrorist doctors for a spectacular terror attack this summer.


These same terrorists can also arrive in the US as illegal aliens and then be protected by illegal aliens already in the US. Yet Bush and Chertoff are not adequately trying to stop illegal aliens at the US border. FBI Director Robert Mueller has refused to move against 1000 known AlQaeda operatives in the US on a CIA action list according to former IG of DHS, Clark Kent Irvine. Mueller declined to move against the AlQaeda operatives because he claimed they had not yet started actions for a specific attack even though Mueller knew they were committing crimes that normal citizens would be prosecuted for including raising money for terrorist organizations, a violation of the Patriot Act. These 1000 sleepers are also available to help the 300 AlQaeda and Taliban terrorists recently sent to the US once they arrive.

Further, Bush is continuing to allow the buildup of and to protect AlFuqra and AlFatah terrorists in Pakistan, Israel and in the US that could help the 300 AlQaeda and Taliban terrorists sent into the US. Will the AlQaeda intelligence unit dispatched from Pakistan to help the 300 newly trained AlQaeda suicide terrorists be helped by Bush protected members of AlFuqra and AlFatah, by the Bush protected Saudi controlled NAIT mosques, by the Bush protected Pakistani head of NAIT, Mujeeb Cheema, and /or by the Bush protected Muslim Brotherhood terror super cell in Oklahoma?

Regardless of Bush's motives, Bush's actions and policies will lead to terror attacks in the US. Bush intentionally does not enforce the law against illegal aliens who can be terrorists. Bush is bringing ten of thousands of inadequately screened and potential Iraqi, Bosnian and Kosovo Muslim terrorists that the US helped train overseas. Hezbollah the "A" team of terrorists in the US has major US cells that Bush and the FBI have not gone after. See Hezbollah, WMD Attacks, Inside US Cities?

Does Bush want to permit a terror attack pretext to trigger suspension of the US Constitution while he warns of terror attacks but also aides and protects US terrorists? Bush has already issued executive orders to immediately institute martial law in the US and suspend the Constitution after the next major terror attack in the US according to General Tommy Franks, the US commander for the Iraq operation in 2003.

The Patriot Act provisions were written BEFORE 9/11 by Chertoff who protected many of the 9/1l AlQaeda backers before the attacks. See Chertoff Created Terror Pretexts for US Police State.

Bush is using terrorists, the Islamic dream for a worldwide caliphate, and Bush's MEFTA in an attempt to establish a false peace in the Middle East and a global governance economic center in northern Iraq. Bush is allowing and protecting terrorist groups in the US to establish the NAU and world government. For part one click below.


Patrick Briley is a Navy Viet Nam era veteran who served on a Polaris ballistic missile nuclear submarine patrol in the Pacific. His Polaris submarine patrol in far East Asia near China was historically significant and exceptionally dangerous.

His Naval service was from 1968 to 1976 during the Viet Nam era. He was a battalion commander of his Naval ROTC unit and a Midshipman on board the ballistic missile submarine, SSBN 624, the Woodrow Wilson. He was chosen to serve under Admiral Rickover as a project engineer at Naval Reactors near Washington DC. Patrick Briley started research and investigation into terrorist attacks after the Oklahoma City bombing.

Patrick submitted his findings concerning the OKC bombing and the 9-11 attacks in briefings to high-level staff for the Senate Judiciary and Senate and House Intelligence committees, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, and the 9-11 Commission.

E-Mail: pbriley@yahoo.com






28 pages blanked out from the 9/11 Commission Report section entitled "Certain Sensitive National Security Matters."

NEW REPUBLIC - By John Judis & Spencer Ackerman - August 2, 2003

Since the joint congressional committee investigating September 11 issued a censored version of its report on July 24, there's been considerable speculation about the 28 pages blanked out from the section entitled "Certain Sensitive National Security Matters." The section cites "specific sources of foreign support for some of the September 11 hijackers," which most commentators have interpreted to mean Saudi contributions to Al Qaeda-linked charities. But an official who has read the report tells The New Republic that the support described in the report goes well beyond that: It involves connections between the hijacking plot and the very top levels of the Saudi royal family. "There's a lot more in the 28 pages than money. Everyone's chasing the charities," says this official. "They should be chasing direct links to high levels of the Saudi government. We're not talking about rogue elements. We're talking about a coordinated network that reaches right from the hijackers to multiple places in the Saudi government."

This week, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal flew to Washington for a hastily convened meeting with President Bush. Faisal publicly demanded that the 28 pages be declassified, but he had to have known in advance, and welcomed the fact, that his request would be denied--ostensibly friendly nations don't normally send their foreign ministers to meetings halfway around the world to be surprised. For his part, Bush has insisted that revealing the 28 pages would compromise "sources and methods that would make it harder for us to win the war on terror." But the chairman and vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee at the time of the joint inquiry, Florida Democrat Bob Graham and Alabama Republican Richard Shelby, rejected that argument, contending that perhaps only 5 percent of the 28 pages would compromise national security if made public. Graham and Shelby are leading a drive in Congress to force the government to declassify the documents. While the new chairman and vice- chairman of the committee, Kansas Republican and Bush loyalist Pat Roberts and West Virginia Democrat Jay Rockefeller, have yet to endorse Graham and Shelby's request, Kansas Republican Sam Brownback and New York Senator Charles Schumer have begun gathering signatures demanding declassification.

The Bush administration has, of course, good reason for not wanting to ruffle the Saudis by declassifying the 28 pages. Saudi Arabia sits atop 25 percent of the world's proven oil reserves and, through its dominant position in OPEC, essentially controls the global energy market. In addition to stabilizing world oil prices--most recently during the run-up to the war with Iraq--the Saudis also directly subsidize American consumers by offering oil at lower prices to the United States. In a 2002 article for Foreign Affairs, petroleum experts Edward Morse and James Richard estimated the subsidy at $620 million a year. It's probably much larger now, given recent trends in oil prices and the volume of oil imports. A serious conflict with the Saudis could not only disrupt an already turbulent Middle East, but could halt the economic recovery here and perhaps even precipitate a global downturn.

The Bush administration has insisted, again and again, that the war on terror is its first priority. In testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz argued, "The battle to secure the peace in Iraq is now the central battle in the global war on terror." Wolfowitz says this presumably because he still believes that Saddam Hussein's regime had close ties with Al Qaeda. But it's looking more and more like the prncipal thter in the war on terror lies elsewhere. The official who read the 28 pages tells The New Republic, "If the people in the administration trying to link Iraq to Al Qaeda had one-one-thousandth of the stuff that the 28 palinking a foreign government to Al Qaeda, they would have been in good shape." He adds: "If the 28 pages were to be made public, I have no question that the entire relationship with Saudi Arabia would change overnight."






The desert kingdom supplies the cash and the killers

THE SUNDAY TIMES of LONDON [News Corporation/Murdoch] - By Nick Fielding and Sarah Baxter, Washington - November 4, 2007

- - - King Abdullah was surprised during his two-day state visit to Britain last week by the barrage of criticism directed at the Saudi kingdom. Officials were in "considerable shock", one former British diplomat said.

Back home the king is regarded as a modest reformer who has cracked down on home-grown terrorism and loosened a few relatively minor restrictions on his subjects' personal freedom.

With oil prices surging, Saudi Arabia is growing in prosperity and embracing some modern trappings. Bibles and crucifixes are still banned, but internet access is spreading and there are plans for "Mile High Tower", the world's tallest skyscraper, in Jeddah. As a key ally of the West, the king had every reason to expect a warm welcome.

Yet wealthy Saudis remain the chief financiers of worldwide terror networks. "If I could somehow snap my fingers and cut off the funding from one country, it would be Saudi Arabia," said Stuart Levey, the US Treasury official in charge of tracking terror financing.

Extremist clerics provide a stream of recruits to some of the world's nastiest trouble spots.

An analysis by NBC News suggested that the Saudis make up 55% of foreign fighters in Iraq. They are also among the most uncompromising and militant.

Half the foreign fighters held by the US at Camp Cropper near Baghdad are Saudis. They are kept in yellow jumpsuits in a separate, windowless compound after they attempted to impose sharia on the other detainees and preached an extreme form of Wahhabist Islam.

In recent months, Saudi religious scholars have caused consternation in Iraq and Iran by issuing fatwas calling for the destruction of the great Shi'ite shrines in Najaf and Karbala in Iraq, some of which have already been bombed. And while prominent members of the ruling al-Saud dynasty regularly express their abhorrence of terrorism, leading figures within the kingdom who advocate extremism are tolerated.

Sheikh Saleh al-Luhaidan, the chief justice, who oversees terrorist trials, was recorded on tape in a mosque in 2004, encouraging young men to fight in Iraq. "Entering Iraq has become risky now," he cautioned. "It requires avoiding those evil satellites and those drone aircraft, which own every corner of the skies over Iraq. If someone knows that he is capable of entering Iraq in order to join the fight, and if his intention is to raise up the word of God, then he is free to do so."

The Bush administration is split over how to deal with the Saudi threat, with the State Department warning against pressure that might lead the royal family to fall and be replaced by more dangerous extremists.

"The urban legend is that George Bush and Dick Cheney are close to the Saudis because of oil and their past ties with them, but they're pretty disillusioned with them," said Stephen Schwartz, of the Centre for Islamic Pluralism in Washington. "The problem is that the Saudis have been part of American policy for so long that it's not easy to work out a solution."

According to Levey, not one person identified by America or the United Nations as a terrorist financier has been prosecuted by Saudi authorities. A fortnight ago exasperated US Treasury officials named three Saudi citizens as terrorist financiers. "In order to deter other would-be donors, it is important to hold these terrorists publicly accountable," Levey said.

All three had worked in the Philippines, where they are alleged to have helped to finance the Abu Sayyaf group, an Al-Qaeda affiliate. One, Muham-mad Sughayr, was said to be the main link between Abu Sayyaf and wealthy Gulf donors.

Sughayr was arrested in the Philippines in 2005 and swiftly deported to Saudi Arabia after pressure from the Saudi embassy in Manila. There is no evidence that he was prosecuted on his return home.

This year the Saudis arrested 10 people thought to be terrorist financiers, but the excitement faded when their defence lawyers claimed that they were political dissidents and human rights groups took up their cause.

Matthew Levitt, a former intelligence analyst at the US Treasury and counter-terrorism expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, believes the Saudis could do more. He said: "It is important for the Saudis to hold people publicly accountable. Key financiers have built up considerable personal wealth and are loath to put that at risk. There is some evidence that individuals who have been outed have curtailed their financial activities."

In the past the Saudis openly supported Islamic militants. Osama Bin Laden was originally treated as a favourite son of the regime and feted as a hero for fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan. Huge charitable organisations such as the International Islamic Relief Organisation and the al-Haramain Foundation - accused in American court documents of having links to extremist groups - flourished, sometimes with patronage from senior Saudi royals.

The 1991 Gulf war was a wake-up call for the Saudis. Bin Laden began making vitriolic attacks on the Saudi royal family for cooperating with the US and demanded the expulsion of foreign troops from Arabia. His citizenship was revoked in 1994. The 1996 attack on the Khobar Towers in Dhahran, which killed 19 US servicemen and one Saudi, was a warning that he could strike within the kingdom.

As long as foreigners were the principal targets, the Saudis turned a blind eye to terror. Even the September 11 attacks of 2001, in which 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis, could not shake their complacency. Despite promises to crack down on radical imams, Saudi mosques continued to preach hatred of America.

The mood began to change in 2003 and 2004, when Al-Qaeda mounted a series of terrorist attacks within the kingdom that threatened to become an insurgency. "They finally acknowledged at the highest levels that they had a problem and it was coming for them," said Rachel Bronson, the author of Thicker than Oil: America's Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia.

Assassination attempts against security officials caused some of the royals to fear for their own safety. In May 2004 Islamic terrorists struck two oil industry installations and a foreigners' housing compound in Khobar, taking 50 hostages and killing 22 of them.

The Saudi authorities began to cooperate more with the FBI, clamp down on extremist charities, monitor mosques and keep a watchful eye on fighters returning from Iraq.

Only last month Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-Aziz al- Sheikh, the kingdom's leading cleric, criticised gullible Saudis for becoming "convenient knights for whoever wants to exploit their zeal, even to the point of turning them into walking bombs".

And last week in London, King Abdullah warned young British Muslims not to become involved with extremists.

Yet the Saudis' ambivalence towards terrorism has not gone away. Money for foreign fighters and terror groups still pours out of the kingdom, but it now tends to be carried in cash by couriers rather than sent through the wires, where it can be stopped and identified more easily.

A National Commission for Relief and Charity Work Abroad, a nongovernmental organisation that was intended to regulate private aid abroad to guard against terrorist financing, has still not been created three years after it was trumpeted by the Saudi embassy in Washington.

Hundreds of Islamic militants have been arrested but many have been released after undergoing reeducation programmes led by Muslim clerics.

According to the daily Alwa-tan, the interior ministry has given 115m riyals (£14.7m) to detainees and their families to help them to repay debts, to assist families with health care and housing, to pay for weddings and to buy a car on their release. The most needy prisoners' families receive 2,000-3,000 riyals (£286 to £384) a month.

Ali Sa'd Al-Mussa, a lecturer at King Khaled University in Abha, protested: "I'm afraid that holding [extremist] views leads to earning a prize or, worse, a steady income."

Former detainees from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba are also benefiting. To celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid, 55 prisoners were temporarily released last month and given the equivalent of £1,300 each to spend with their families.

School textbooks still teach the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a notorious antiSemitic forgery, and preach hatred towards Christians, Jews and other religions, including Shi'ite Muslims, who are considered heretics.

Ali al-Ahmed, director of the Washington-based Institute for Gulf Affairs, said: "The Saudi education system has over 5m children using these books. If only one in 1,000 take these teachings to heart and seek to act on them violently, there will be 5,000 terrorists."

In frustration, Arlen Specter, the Republican senator for Pennsylvania, introduced the Saudi Arabia Accountability Act 10 days ago, calling for strong encouragement of the Saudi government to "end its support for institutions that fund, train, incite, encourage or in any other way aid and abet terrorism".

The act, however, is expected to die when it reaches the Senate foreign relations committee: the Bush administration is counting on Saudi Arabia to help stabilise Iraq, curtail Iran's nuclear and regional ambitions and give a push to the Israeli and Palestinian peace process at a conference due to be held this month in Annapolis, Maryland.

"Do we really want to take on the Saudis at the moment?" asks Bronson. "We've got enough problems as it is."


Additional reporting: Marie Colvin and Ben Hardy, Jeddah


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America Refurbishes its Gulf-Red Sea Defenses against Iran Menace [Original article title]

DEBKAFILE - July 28, 2007

The US Secretaries of State and Defense are traveling together - unusually - next week for a mission weighty enough for the Bush administration to deploy a double-barreled top team.

Built around a massive $20 bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia, it involves a broad boost for US defenses against Iran by means of a three-line deployment strategy across the Persian Gulf and Middle East devised by Secretary Gates.

The system, according to DEBKAfile's sources, has three powerful components or levels:

The Iraq Level: US forces remaining in Iraq after the withdrawal would redeploy to giant extraterritorial land and air bases located mainly in the central and northern regions.

The Gulf Level: The US would double in size the armies and air forces of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman, and augment its military facilities in the Gulf region by expansion and new bases.

The Red Sea Level: Jordan and Israel military strength would form the backbone of this line supplemented by new American bases.

On April 27, DEBKA-Net-Weekly 298 divulged the plan when it was still on the drawing board:

American military planners are in the throes of an unprecedented modernization and expansion project for the Gulf emirates' air, missiles and air defense forces, DEBKA-Net-Weekly's military and intelligence sources report.

Its linchpins are the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and sultanate of Oman. At the end of the project, the Saudi air force will be the biggest in the Middle East, nearly the size of Israel's, and equipped with the last word in avionics, electronic warfare systems and missiles.

The function assigned Saudi air fighters in the integrated US defense program is to take on the Iranian air force in an emergency, and prevent its antiquated, low-performance air force from providing support for Iranian naval forces and Iranian marines and saboteurs, should they attempt to seize territory in the Arab emirates.

Iran is known to command 600 bomber-fighters in operating condition.

They include outdated F-4E Phantom II, F5-E and F- 14A Tomcats, French Mirage F-1EQ/BQ, Russian MIG- 29, Mig-27, MIG-31 and Sukhoi Su-20, 22 and 25. Iran has produced two homemade models: Saeqeh-80 Owj and Azarakhsh. Iran's most advanced fighting craft will be the Sukhoi Su-27 when it enters service in late 2008.

The Saudi air force, with 350 warplanes organized in 17 squadrons, is much smaller than Iran's and not much more advanced. Its backbone of 134 Tornado aircraft includes 48 Tornado IDS. Seventy-two F-15S were added in the second half of the 1990s, joining 41 F-15C/D aircraft which served the Saudi Air Fore from the early 1990s.

Washington plans to double the Saudi combat air fleet, by selling the kingdom front-line fighters, including F-16 C and D and F-15 E - or even possibly the F-22 Raptor stealth plane, to which Israel is strongly opposed, although most Saudi Arabian operational aircraft are piloted by Western aviators, some American.

Another key element in Gates' Level 2 for the Persian Gulf is the conversion of Camp Justice, the US air facility on the Omani island of Masirah, into the biggest American air base in the Persian Gulf and Middle East. An Arabian Sea island, 65 km long by 18 km wide, Masirah lies close to the Strait of Hormuz and the western coast of Iran.

A western military source in the Gulf also reports that a large increment of Marine forces is to be deployed permanently in Kuwait, which lies 130 km west of the nuclear reactor town of Bushehr on the southern Iranian coast.

End of quote from DEBKA-Net-Weekly.

DEBKAfile adds: Since April 18, when deputy secretary of state David Satterfield met King Abdullah in Riyadh and they went through the list of hardware on sale - marking down the king's comments against each item - things have changed in US-Arabian relations; so too has the nature of the Iranian military menace hanging over Saudi Arabia, the Gulf and the Middle East.

These changes are marked in four aspects:


1. Washington and Riyadh are at odds on Iraq. In the beginning, the Americans approved of Saudi financial assistance to Iraqi insurgent groups to give them an incentive to pull away from al Qaeda. In recent weeks, however, the Saudis are equally active in undermining the Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, calling him an Iran's agent. This has brought the oil kingdom in direct conflict with the Bush policy.

2. A similar conflict has developed on the Palestinian question. King Abdullah strongly disapproves of US- Israeli backing for the Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas and Salam Fayyad and imposition of an economic boycott against Hamas to overturn its rule in Gaza. The Saudis strongly advocate Palestinian reconciliation, unification of the West Bank and Gaza Strip and acceptance of Hamas as a dominant factor in shaping Palestinian destiny.

3. As oil prices roar towards $80 - and the price of $100 not too far over the horizon - the Bush administration is increasingly critical of Abdullah's refusal to raise sustained capacity production past its permanent 2.1 million barrels per day. If only Riyadh would relent, they say, world markets would be reassured and demand would cool.

4. Responding to the Bush administration's Gulf plans for the Saudi air force and Bush's plan to maintain a post-withdrawal military presence in Iraq, Russian president Vladimir Putin has stepped in with a move of his own: the sale of 250 long-range SU- 30MKM fighter-bombers to Iran, as DEBKAfile revealed Friday, July 27.

As acrimony heats up between Washington and Riyadh over key issues, Rice and Gates will have their work cut out next week to talk Saudi leaders round to buying the US Gulf strategy.






Official Account of 9/11 a "Joke" and a "Cover-up"

OPEDNEWS.com - By Alan Miller - September 25, 2007

September 23, 2007 - Seven CIA veterans have severely criticized the official account of 9/11 and have called for a new investigation. "I think at simplest terms, there's a cover-up. The 9/11 Report is a joke," said Raymond McGovern, 27-year veteran of the CIA, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates during the seventies. "There are a whole bunch of unanswered questions. And the reason they're unanswered is because this administration will not answer the questions," he said. McGovern, who is also the founder of VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity), is one of many signers of a petition to reinvestigate 9/11.[1]

During his 27-year CIA career, McGovern personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials. Upon retirement in 1990, McGovern was awarded the CIA's Intelligence Commendation Medallion and received a letter of appreciation from then President George H. W. Bush. However, McGovern returned the award[2] in 2006 in protest of the current George W. Bush Administration's advocacy and use of torture.

In his blurb for 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out," edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott, McGovern wrote[3]: "It has long been clear that the Bush-Cheney administration cynically exploited the attacks of 9/11 to promote its imperial designs. But the present volume confronts us with evidence for an even more disturbing conclusion: that the 9/11 attacks were themselves orchestrated by this administration precisely so they could be thus exploited. If this is true, it is not merely the case, as the Downing Street memos show, that the stated reason for attacking Iraq was a lie. It is also the case that the whole "war on terror" was based on a prior deception. This book hence confronts the American people--- indeed the people of the world as a whole---with an issue second to none in importance and urgency. I give this book, which in no way can be dismissed as the ravings of 'paranoid conspiracy theorists,' my highest possible recommendation."

William Christison, a 29-year CIA veteran, former National Intelligence Officer (NIO) and former Director of the CIA's Office of Regional and Political Analysis also describes the 9/11 Commission Report as a "joke" and offers even more outspoken criticism. In a 2006 audio interview[4] he said, "We very seriously need an entirely new very high level and truly independent investigation of the events of 9/11. I think you almost have to look at the 9/11 Commission Report as a joke and not a serious piece of analysis at all."

Earlier this year, in an endorsement of David Ray Griffin's book, Debunking 9/11 Debunking, Christison wrote[5], "[There's] a strong body of evidence showing the official U.S. Government story of what happened on September 11, 2001 to be almost certainly a monstrous series of lies." And in an online essay[6] in late 2006, he wrote, "I now think there is persuasive evidence that the events of September did not unfold as the Bush administration and the 9/11 Commission would have us believe. --- An airliner almost certainly did not hit The Pentagon. --- The North and South Towers of the World Trade Center almost certainly did not collapse and fall to earth because hijacked aircraft hit them."

Prior to his retirement from the CIA in 1979, Christison served as Director of the CIA's Office of Regional and Political Analysis, overseeing 200 analysts who collected intelligence and provided analysis on all regions and every country in the world. Prior to that, he served as one of only a handful of NIO's in the intelligence community. NIO's are responsible for the intelligence community efforts in a particular area and are the principal advisors to the Director of Central Intelligence. Christison was NIO for Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Africa.

Melvin Goodman, PhD, is another former senior CIA official who calls the 9/11 Commission Report a "coverup" and who signed the petition to reinvestigate 9/11.[7] Goodman was the Division Chief of the CIA's Office of Soviet Affairs and served as Senior Analyst from 1966 - 1990. He also served as Professor of International Security at the National War College from 1986 - 2004.

In testimony before a 2005 Congressional briefing on the 9/11 Commission Report[8], Goodman said, "I want to talk about the [9/11] Commission itself, about the flawed process of the Commission and finally about the conflict of interest within the Commission that is extremely important to understand the failure of the Commission. --- The final report is ultimately a coverup. I don't know how else to describe it." Goodman is currently Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy and Adjunct Professor of Government at Johns Hopkins University.

21-year CIA veteran and specialist in the Middle East, Baer was awarded the Career Intelligence Medal upon his retirement in 1997. After retirement, he wrote two best-selling non-fiction books about the CIA, See No Evil and Sleeping with the Devil, the former of which was the basis for the Academy Award-winning movie Syriana, starring George Clooney. Baer was also the writer and on-camera commentator for the Emmy Award-nominated documentary Cult of the Suicide Bomber.

Baer has repeatedly questioned whether al-Qaida could have accomplished 9/11 alone. The 9/11 Commission Report categorically found al-Qaida to be entirely responsible for 9/11, stating, "Similarly, we have seen no evidence that any foreign government -- or government official -- supplied any funding." However, this 9/11 Commission finding directly contradicts the earlier finding of the Joint House- Senate Select Intelligence Committee's 2002 Report [9] (p.415) of "sources of foreign support for some of the September 11 hijackers."

In a 2002 essay[10] for The Guardian, Baer wrote, "Did bin Laden act alone, through his own al-Qaida network, in launching the attacks? About that I'm far more certain and emphatic: no." In subsequent interviews, Baer has suggested that support for the attacks could have come from Saudi Arabia and Iran.

In 2006, during an interview by Thom Hartmann[11], Baer, after commenting on the financial profits being made from 9/11, was asked: "What about political profit? There are those who suggest that --- someone in that chain of command --- had pretty good knowledge that 9/11 was going to happen -- and really didn't do much to stop it -- or even obstructed efforts to stop it because they thought it would lend legitimacy to Bush's --- failing presidency." Baer replied: "Absolutely." Hartmann then asked, "So you are personally of the opinion --- that there was an aspect of 'inside job' to 9/11 within the U.S. government?" To which Baer replied, "There is that possibility, the evidence points at it." When Hartmann continued, "And why is it not being investigated?" Baer replied, "Why isn't the WMD story being investigated? Why hasn't anybody been held accountable for 9/11? We held people accountable after Pearl Harbor. Why has there been no change in command? Why have there been no political repercussions? Why has there been no -- any sort of exposure on this? It really makes you wonder."

In his blurb for the revised and updated edition of David Ray Griffin's Debunking 9/11 Debunking, Baer wrote[12]: "Until we get a complete, honest, transparent investigation ---, we will never know what happened on 9/11."

"I am forced to conclude that 9/11 was at a minimum allowed to happen as a pretext for war," wrote well- known intelligence analyst Robert David Steele in 2006 in a review of the book, 9/11 Synthetic Terror by Webster Tarpley[13]. Steele is the author of numerous books on the intelligence services and is currently the CEO of OSS.net, a proponent of Open Source Intelligence. Steele has 25 years of combined service in the CIA and the U.S. Marine Corps. He also served as the second ranking civilian (GS-14) in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence from 1988 - 1992 and was a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Marine Corps University. Steele continued, "I have to tell anyone who cares to read this: I believe it. I believe it enough to want a full investigation that passes the smell test of the 9/11 families as well as objective outside observers."

In a subsequent interview on the Alex Jones Show[14], Steele said, "The U.S. government did not properly investigate this [9/11] and there are more rocks to be turned over," and added, "I'm absolutely certain that WTC 7 was brought down by controlled demolition and that, as far as I'm concerned, means that this case has not been properly investigated. There's no way that building could have come down without controlled demolition."

In late 2004, a group of 25 intelligence service and law enforcement veterans sent a joint letter to Congress [15] expressing their concerns about "serious shortcomings," "omissions," and "major flaws" in the 9/11 Commission Report and offering their services for a new investigation. Their letter was apparently entirely ignored. Among the signers were four CIA veterans; Raymond McGovern and Melvin Goodman (both mentioned above) and Lynne Larkin and David MacMichael.

Lynne Larkin was a CIA Operations Officer who served in several CIA foreign stations before being assigned to the CIA's Counter-Intelligence Center. There, she co-chaired a multi-agency task force, which, among other functions, provided direction to other federal agencies for coordinating intelligence efforts among the many intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

David MacMichael, PhD, is a former Senior Estimates Officer at the CIA with special responsibility for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the CIA's National Intelligence Council. Prior to joining the CIA, he served as a U.S. Marine Corps officer for ten years and for four years as a counter-insurgency advisor to the government.

Their letter read:


    "[W]e the undersigned wish to bring to the attention of the Congress and the people of the United States what we believe are serious shortcomings in the report and its recommendations. ---

    Omission is one of the major flaws in the Commission's report. We are aware of significant issues and cases that were duly reported to the commission by those of us with direct knowledge, but somehow escaped attention. ---

    The omission of such serious and applicable issues and information by itself renders the report flawed, and casts doubt on the validity of many of its recommendations. ---

    The Commission, with its incomplete report of "facts and circumstances", intentional avoidance of assigning accountability, and disregard for the knowledge, expertise and experience of those who actually do the job, has now set about pressuring our Congress and our nation to hastily implement all its recommendations. ---

    We the undersigned, who have worked within various government agencies (FBI, CIA, FAA, DIA, Customs) responsible for national security and public safety, call upon you in Congress to include the voices of those with first-hand knowledge and expertise in the important issues at hand. We stand ready to do our part."


And they and thousands of dedicated, loyal, and experienced military officers, intelligence service and law enforcement veterans, and government officials still stand ready to provide assistance for a thorough, impartial, and honest investigation into the terrible acts of 9/11.

Statements questioning the official account of 9/11 and calls for a new investigation by hundreds of credible individuals can be found at
http://PatriotsQuestion911.com


NOTES:

[1] Petition to Reinvestigate 9/11. Oct. 26, 2004 http://www.911truth.org/ article.php?story=20041026093059633

[2] I Do Not Wish to be Associated with Torture by Ray McGovern March 2, 2006 http://www.truthout .org/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/58/18096

[3] Ray McGovern's blurb for 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out," edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott. March, 2007 http://www.interlinkbooks.com/product_i nfo.php? products_id=1545&osCsid=5a22b94fffd724962a118f 454c5d7194

[4] William Christison interviewed by George Kenney on Electric Politics. Sept. 29, 2006 http://www.electric politics.com/podcast/2006/09/the_case_for_intellectua l_inte.html

[5] William Christison's blurb for David Ray Griffin's book, Debunking 9/11 Debunking March 2007 http://www.amazon.com/De bunking-11-Mechanics-Defenders- Conspiracy/dp/product-description/156656686X

[6] Stop Belittling the Theories About September 11 by William Christison Aug. 16, 2006 http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Aug06/Christison 14.htm

[7] Petition to Reinvestigate 9/11. Oct. 26, 2004 http://www.911truth.org/a rticle.php?story=20041026093059633

[8] The 911 Commission Report - One Year Later, a Congressional Briefing July 22, 2005 http://www.vt911.org/McKinneyReport200 50722transcript.pdf

[9] Congressional Reports: Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 December, 2002 http://www.gpoaccess.gov/serialset/creports/91 1.html

[10] See No Evil (part 2) by Robert Baer in The Guardian January 12, 2002 http://books.guardian.co.uk/extracts/story/ 0,,631434,00.html

[11] Robert Baer interviewed on The Thom Hartmann Show June 9, 2006 http://www.911blogger.com/2006/06/ former-cia-member-robert-baer-comments.html

[12] Robert Baer's blurb for the revised and updated edition of David Ray Griffin's Debunking 9/11 Debunking March 2007 http://www.amazon.com/De bunking-11-Mechanics-Defenders- Conspiracy/dp/product-description/156656686X

[13] Robert David Steele's review of the book, 9/11 Synthetic Terror by Webster Tarpley Oct. 7, 2006 http:// www.amazon.com/dp/0930852370

[14] Robet David Steele interviewed on The Alex Jones Show Oct. 27, 2006 http://www.prisonplanet.com/ articles/october2006/271006googlecia.htm

[15] Letter to Congress signed by 25 intelligence service and law enforcement Sept. 13, 2004 http://www.pogo.org/m/hsp/hsp- 911commission-040913.pdf



Alan Miller is author of the website http://www .PatriotsQuestion911.com





Pope & Saudi King ASSOCIATED PRESS - By Victor L. Simpson - November 6, 2007

VATICAN CITY - Benedict XVI raised concerns about restrictions on Christian worship in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in the first meeting ever between a pope and a reigning Saudi king.

Benedict and other Vatican officials have often protested that Christians are unable to worship openly in Saudi Arabia and are barred from opening churches in the desert kingdom where Islam's holiest sites, Mecca and Medina, are located.

King Abdullah, the protector of the holy sites, requested the audience during his European tour, the Vatican said. Benedict warmly greeted the king, grasping both his hands before heading into 30 minutes of private talks in his library.

At the end of the meeting, Abdullah presented Benedict with a traditional Middle Eastern gift-a golden sword studded with jewels-as well as a gold and silver statue of a palm tree and man riding a camel. The pope admired the statue but merely touched the sword.
Islam is the official religion of Saudi Arabia and the kingdom requires all Saudi citizens to be Muslims. Only Muslims can visit the cities of Mecca and Medina.

Under the authoritarian rule of the royal family, the kingdom enforces strict Sharia, or Islamic law. It follows a severe interpretation of Islam known as Wahhabism which rejects the possibility of diplomatic relations with a Christian entity. This interpretation would prohibit a Vatican embassy in Saudi Arabia on the grounds it would be equivalent to raising the cross inside the site of Islam's holiest places.

It is forbidden to practice Christianity publicly inside Saudi Arabia, and it is illegal to bring symbols from religions other than Islam into the country. Bibles and crosses, for instance, are confiscated at the border.

Some Christian worship services are held secretly, but the government has been known to crack down on them, or deport workers from the Philippines if they are known to hold even private services.

The United States has also criticized Saudi Arabia's restrictions on other religions.

The Vatican has said it wants to pursue a dialogue with moderate Muslims after the pope angered the Muslim world in 2006 with a speech linking Islam to violence.

He later said he was misunderstood and regretted offending Muslims. He has since met a number of Islamic leaders and a year ago visited predominantly Muslim Turkey.

The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said the Vatican hoped the meeting with the Saudi king would produce a frank dialogue on Christian worship in the country, noting that there are more than 1 million Christian guest workers in Saudi Arabia.

The Vatican said the "positive presence and work of Christians was raised" during the talks. The talks were "warm" and allowed a wide discussion on the need for interreligious and intercultural dialogue among Christians, Muslims and Jews "for the promotion of peace, justice and spiritual and moral values, especially in support of the family," a statement said.

Benedict has said he wants to reach out to all countries that still do not have diplomatic relations with the Vatican, which include Saudi Arabia and China.

Abdullah had visited the Vatican twice before, as crown prince and deputy prime minister.






INDEPENDENT AMERICAN PARTY OF NEVADA - Blog - By Greg Szymanski - September 26, 2007

The grandson of Lucky Luciano, Gambino, 63, just released from prison also sets the record straight about the JFK and Hoffa assassinations.

Tony Gambino of the infamous Gambino New York crime family said besides Mob Bosses, the outfits that Benefit Most from Organized Crime are the Corrupt Vatican and U.S. Govt.

The grandson of Lucky Luciano, Gambino made a guest appearance Tuesday on Greg Szymanski's radio show, The Investigative Journal on Liberty Radio at
www.libertyradio live.com The entire interview can be heard at www.arcticbeacon .com as well as Liberty Radio.

The high-level former mobster talked openly for an hour, indicting top Vatican and U.S. government officials with complicity in high crimes, treason and assassinations as they worked together "like a tight- knit happy family" with the Gambino and other Mafia families.

With America's fascination of the Mafia, Gambino's statements should shake the halls of St. Peter's Basilica, as well as Capitol Hill, since he talked about his first hand knowledge of George Bush, the Pope and other high level Jesuit's complicity and knowledge of 9/11.


"When you grow up in "The Family" like I did, you learn right off the bat that protection comes from everywhere, including the CIA, FBI and blessings from the Vatican who are at the top of the ladder when it comes to benefiting from Mafia street crime," said Gambino, who became a "Made Man" at the age of 5, a Mafia term used for their top street captains.

"The Vatican officials, federal judges, top politicians all used to get regular pay-offs from the Gambino Family and, in fact, the Vatican and U.S. government make more money off the illegal drug trade then we did.

"That is why I am talking after just getting out of jail after 20 years. I am talking because people need to know the U.S. govT. and the Vatican are more dangerous and corrupt then the Mafia ever was.

"For example, I know for a fact the Cardinal in Palermo runs the Sicilian mob and former Cardinal Spellman of New York was considered the Vatican's American Godfather since he pulled the strings and had his hands deep into organized crime.

"I know for a fact Bush, the Pope and other top Vatican and U.S. government leaders had prior knowledge and help organize 9/11. They did it for many obvious reasons, one being instigating the war in Iraq.

But they also did it to get their hands on all the gold that was hidden below in the Twin Towers.

"My grandfather's construction company built the Twin Towers and after it was completed, I know they went in and put in Big Underground Vaults to house an Enormous Amount of Gold which is now in Bush's and Vatican hands in order to fund the war."

Besides implicating the Vatican and Bush in 9/11, Gambino set the record straight about the JFK assassination, saying he was in Dallas when Kennedy was shot and the fatal bullet came from a shooter located in an underground storm drain.

"I was there when he was shot and I know for a fact Rosselli was in the storm drain doing the shooting and Frank Sturgiss was also part of the hit team," said Gambino. "The same group of guys we have talked about in the Vatican and U.S. govt. gave the orders and asked the Mafia families for help in taking down Kennedy."

Growing up on the streets of New York in one of the top crime families, Gambino recalls getting his first lesson of Mafia life at the age of 13.

"My grandfather was Lucky Luciano so I had it made," said Gambino, now 63 and living on the East Coast with a probation stipulation that he can't associate or talk with any organized crime figures.

Lucky had all the politicians and even the Vatican heads in his pocket. He was making $55 to $100 million a week and when Vegas opened the money really started to roll in.

"He got Frank Sinatra and many others like Marylin Monroe, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Clint Eastwood, Sammy Davis started in Hollywood. He then would take a percentage of their earnings and this went on for their entire careers.

"Remember, the horse's head being cut-off in Godfather I and then put in the Hollywood producer's bed? That really happened and it had to do with forcing a Hollywood producer to star Sinatra in one of his movies."

Gambino also had inside information about how union boss Jimmy Hoffa was really killed, saying his time ran out when a huge Mafia debt wasn't repaid.

"Hoffa was working behind the scenes with crack head and truck hi-jacker, John Gotti," recalls Gambino. "That's all Gotti was good at and when they brought in a $5 million drug truckload, Hoffa got deeper in debt to the other Mafia bosses.

"He never gave his courtesy calls to the bosses for repayment and finally his time ran out so he was killed. They picked him up, put him in a body bag alive and then dumped his body in one of the concrete abutments at the George Washington Bridge while the concrete was being poured. All they did was pay the concrete man $150,000 and the whole thing has been covered up.

But that is where Hoffa's body is today and I know that for a fact."

Although Gambino knows he's crossing a sensitive line for going public about the inner-workings of the Mafia and its complicity with the Vatican and U.S. government, he added that it's important for Americans to finally understand how things "really work on the streets" and how Church, State and big business are working together to destroy America.

And if there remains any doubters that the Vatican and Jesuit Order have had its dirty hands in organized crime in order to destroy the moral and financial fabric of the U.S., Gambino's confessions should lay that to rest.

"If you don't believe the hard facts and the hundreds of researchers who have implicated the Vatican to the demise of America, then believe Gambino because he learned it first hand from being on the streets and working with the top crime bosses.

He has nothing to gain from lying since he has already served his time and wants to set the record straight once and for all regarding who are the real controllers of the New World Order," said one patriot close studying and alerting America of Vatican and Jesuit intrigue.






Saudi Airlines FBI says jets took Saudis home following terrorism

WORLDNETDAILY - June 20, 2007

Members of Osama bin Laden's family, on a flight perhaps chartered by Osama bin Laden, were flown out of the United States in the days right after 9/11 after the FBI approved the special flights, according to new agency documents revealed by Judicial Watch.

The public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption has obtained and released new information from the FBI that relates to the "expeditious departure" of Saudi Arabian citizens, including members of the bin Laden family, as soon as flights were allowed again after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

"According to one of the formerly confidential documents, dated 9/21/01, terrorist Osama bin Laden may have chartered one of the Saudi flights," the group's report said. Bin Laden, considered to be the founder of al-Qaida and the confessed driving force behind the 9/11 attacks, has been seen numerous times in videos taunting and challenging the United States since the attacks.

Judicial Watch said the FBI documents show several chartered flights eventually were authorized during the time frame right after the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans, to expedite the return of the Saudi nationals to their homeland. The team of terrorists later was determined to include a majority with Saudi backgrounds.

"The document states: 'ON 9/19/01, A 727 PLANE LEFT LAX, RYAN FLT #441 TO ORLANDO, FL W/ETA (estimated time of arrival) OF 4-5PM. THE PLANE WAS CHARTERED EITHER BY THE SAUDI ARABIAN ROYAL FAMILY OR OSAMA BIN LADEN---THE LA FBI SEARCHED THE PLANE [REDACTED] LUGGAGE, OF WHICH NOTHING UNUSUAL WAS FOUND,'" the Judicial Watch report said.

That flight made four stops to pick up passengers before being allowed to leave the United States en route to Paris, the FBI documents reveal. It was among six such flights where the FBI briefly interviewed some passengers and inspected some luggage, the report said. Flights collected passengers or made stops in California, Texas and Florida, among several other places.

"The Saudis had at least two other planes on call. Starting in Los Angeles on an undetermined date, one of them flew first to Orlando, Florida, where Khalil bin Laden boarded. From Orlando, the plane continued to Dulles International Airport, outside Washington, D.C., before going on to Boston's Logan International Airport on September 19, picking up members of the bin Laden family along the way," another excerpt confirmed.

"Eight days after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, Osama bin Laden possibly charters a flight to whisk his family out of the country, and it's not worth more than a luggage search and a few brief interviews?" asked Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "Clearly these documents prove the FBI conducted a slapdash investigation of these Saudi flights. We'll never know how many investigative leads were lost due to the FBI's lack of diligence."

A spokesman for the FBI, who asked that his name not be used, said the claims were investigated earlier, and found to be without grounds. - - - -







Ed. Note: Put all your beliefs and emotions aside because no matter what the real truth is my research and sources all suggest that many of the world's government's privately believe that the Bush-Cheney Administration along with various rouge individuals and groups within the US government pulled off 9/11 with the help of their Saudi friends.

The day 9/11 happened Cheney was at the helm of a huge, military exercise that is a fact. A military exercise took place off the coast of Long Island the day TWA flight 800 was shot down accidentally in 1996. Bottom line is now whenever the US holds these types of military exercises many other nations go on alert because they do not trust us and believe that criminal madmen are leading our government. With these operations taking place and official proclamations from Chertoff saying the government expects some sort of attack to happen, other governments take this as a clue that another "9/11" type incident is being planned.

It is a curious matter that many of the small terror attacks that have happened since 9/11 (such as the gunman at the LA airport who wanted to kill all Jews or the Muslim University of Oklahoma student who planned to suicide bomb a football game) are covered up by the media and government agencies.

I am just passing on the information so you can gain a larger perspective.
BE/\LERT!


DEBKAFILE - October 8, 2007

TOPOFF 4 taking place between 15 and 20 October will set off fake radiological dispersal devices (RDD) or "dirty bombs" in Oregon and Arizona as well as Guam.

Vigilant Shield conducted by the Northern American Aerospace Defense Command will exercise its ability to mobilize resources for aerospace defense and control, maritime warning and coordination of air operations in a disaster area over North America.

TOPOFF 4, involving 15,000 participants from various US federal agencies as well as Australia, Canada and the UK, will combine with Vigilant Shield 2008, for a simulated war scenario with major domestic anti- terror drills.

DEBKAfile's military sources report that Vigilant Shield will deploy a record number of US Air Force warplanes and spread over Canada and the Pacific island of Guam. It is described as resembling a wartime scenario more than an anti-terrorist drill.

US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has described the exercises as a realistic response to simulated attacks in a "period of increased risk."

On Aug. 9, DEBKAfile revealed an al Qaeda Web site warning mentioning New York, Los Angeles and Miami as targets of attacks "by means of trucks loaded with radioactive material." A second warning added Washington, Seattle and Texas to those targets.

Our counter-terror sources note that the very fact that the United States is conducting exercises this month to test its homeland readiness for a "dirty bomb" threat shows that US security planners have taken the al Qaeda threat to heart. The war scale of the maneuver indicates that America is preparing for this menace to come possible from additional Middle East terror- related sources, such as Iran, Syria or Hizballah.

DEBKAfile's US sources add that some critics of President George W. Bush's Iraq and Iran policies are interpreting the two exercises as a dress rehearsal for possible retaliation for an American military strike against Iran. In other words, the US is preparing for Iran or Syria to respond by using radiological dispersal devices against American or allied targets, including Israel.

The insistence of American media that the Israeli air strike against Syria on Sept. 6 struck a Syrian-North Korean nuclear site attests to the suspicion gaining ground in Washington that Iran and/or Syria have acquired a stock of radioactive devices. In Israel, by contrast, there is no official reference to such a threat and no visible preparations. British premier Gordon Brown, answering questions in parliament and from correspondents Monday, Oct. 8, refused to say for certain that the UK would not join a US attack on Iran.






Arab ownership of U.S. stock exchange raises flag in Congress

WORLDNETDAILY - By Jerome R. Corsi - September 20, 2007

In a complex set of transactions, Dubai is moving to acquire 19.9 percent of the Nasdaq in New York, placing the Arab government in an ownership position of the key U.S. stock exchange and raising concerns in Congress.

As a result of the transaction, Dubai also will acquire 28 percent of the London Stock Exchange, one of the oldest and largest in the world.

The transaction is being made through Borse Dubai, a holding company 100-percent owned by the government of the Emirate of Dubai and controlled by Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the head of the Dubai ruling family.

According to its website, Borse Dubai was created Aug. 6 as the holding company for Dubai Financial Market and Dubai International Financial Exchange in a move to consolidate the Dubai government's two stock exchanges "as well as current investments in other exchanges, expanding Dubai's position as a global capital market hub."

The announcement set off a firestorm of criticism in Washington, prompting President Bush to comment today in a news conference, "We're going to take a good look at it, as to whether or not it has any national security implications involved in the transaction. I'm comfortable with the process to go forward."

On July 26, Bush signed into law the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007, a law passed after last year's controversy over the effort by Dubai Ports World to acquire London-based Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation, an international ports operating firm that would have given Dubai control of operations in up to 22 U.S. ports. - - - -






Former speaker says energy independence is key

THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION [Cox Enterprises] - By Bob Deans - August 3, 2007

Washington - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday the Bush administration is waging a "phony war" on terrorism, warning that the country is losing ground against the kind of Islamic radicals who attacked the country on Sept. 11, 2001.

A more effective approach, said Gingrich, would begin with a national energy strategy aimed at weaning the country from its reliance on imported oil and some of the regimes that petro-dollars support.

"None of you should believe we are winning this war. There is no evidence that we are winning this war," the ex-Georgian told a group of about 300 students attending a conference for collegiate conservatives.

Gingrich, who led the so-called Republican Revolution that won the GOP control of both houses of Congress in 1994 midterm elections, said more must be done to marshal national resources to combat Islamic militants at home and abroad and to prepare the country for future attack. He was unstinting in his criticism of his fellow Republicans, in the White House and on Capitol Hill.

"We were in charge for six years," he said, referring to the period between 2001 and early 2007, when the GOP controlled the White House and both houses of Congress. "I don't think you can look and say that was a great success." - - - -






3 active jihadists in American training class under way

WORLDNETDAILY - October 26, 2007

At least three active terrorists are taking part in a U.S.- run military training course currently underway in the Middle East, according to the author of a new book.

WND's Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein, author of the recently released "Schmoozing with Terrorists," said yesterday he discovered the terrorists are enrolled at a U.S. course in the West Bank city of Jericho that is training about 300 members of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah security forces.

The U.S. has been running bases in the West Bank City of Jericho to train Fatah militias since the late 1990s. Over the years, the U.S. also has provided Fatah militias with arms, reportedly including thousands of high-powered assault rifles during the past year alone. - - -

The U.S. training programs include courses in the use of weapons. They are being partially funded with a $86.5 million grant approved by Congress in April. - - -



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U.S. official protected by Muslim terrorists
Chiefs of major Islamic militants help surround American diplomat
WORLDNETDAILY - By Aaron Klein - October 29, 2007
JERUSALEM - Senior terrorists, including the chiefs of the most active West Bank terror organization, were part of an official Palestinian security team that protected a prominent U.S. envoy last week, WND has learned.
Lt. Gen. Keith Dayton, U.S. security coordinator for the Palestinian territories, this past Thursday toured the northern West Bank city of Nablus, where he expressed support for a plan to achieve security independence for the Palestinians in the city.
Nablus is the stronghold of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the declared military wing of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah organization. The Brigades took credit along with the Islamic Jihad terror group for every suicide bombing in Israel between 2005 and 2006. - - - -
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'Ominous implications': Cambridge University Press defaults, apologizes, agrees to pay fees and damages

WORLDNETDAILY - August 4, 2007

Cambridge University Press has defaulted on a libel suit filed against it by a Saudi billionaire, issuing an apology, agreeing to pay court fees and damages and agreeing to destroy all unsold copies of a 2006 book by two American authors, as well as asking libraries to remove the book from their shelves. - - -

This is not the first time Mahfouz has used British courts to silence critics whose works have alleged links to terror funding.

Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, said Mahfouz has successfully brought at least four prior lawsuits against authors. Cambridge University Press's apology, without making an effort to defend its authors in court, he said, has "ominous implications" into researching the financing of terrorism.

As WND reported, Mahfouz purchased from the UK several copies of the book, "Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It," by American author Rachel Ehrenfeld over the Internet.

In her book, Ehrenfeld alleges the billionaire - formerly president of the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia and estimated to be worth over $3 billion - has helped finance terrorism.

Shortly after the British purchases, Mahfouz filed a libel action against Ehrenfeld within the UK, where libel laws put the burden of proof on the defendant.

She didn't respond, and later was ordered by a British High Court judge to pay about $120,000 in a down payment on damages as well as destroy copies of her book, which had been published by Bonus Books.

Mahfouz says he condemns terrorism and never has assisted Osama Bin Laden or others.

Ehrenfeld told WND her book was thoroughly documented before it was published, and the Saudi billionaire chose England to file his action because of the libel laws, which are opposite of U.S. laws. - - - -






The ugly truth: 9/11 = $$$
Census: Raft of contracts makes D.C. home to richest Americans


WORLDNETDAILY - November 4, 2007

While the rest of the country suffers through a housing and credit crunch, Beltway bandits are cleaning up and making denizens of the nation's capital richer than ever.

New Census Bureau data reveal a whopping 11 of the 25 wealthiest counties in America - including the Top 3 - are now in the Washington area.

Some of the most affluent zip codes in the country have always been around the capital. The tiny towns of Alexandria and Georgetown showcase old colonials, new Mercedes and fancy bistros.

But since the 9/11 attacks - which spawned high- paying government jobs and billions in defense and homeland security contracts - wealth has spread to surrounding counties all within commuting distance of D.C.

They include the Virginia counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Stafford and Prince William, as well as Alexandria city (which Census lists among counties). And in Maryland, they include the counties of Howard, Montgomery, Calvert, Charles and Anne Arundel.

American taxpayers might be surprised to know the wealthiest county in the U.S. isn't anywhere near Manhattan, Beverly Hills or Silicon Valley. It's Fairfax County, Va., which last year topped $100,000 in median household income - the first U.S. county to do so - thanks to Uncle Sam awarding employers there an astonishing $13 billion in new federal contracts.

It's followed by neighboring Loudoun County, boasting $99,371 in median income. That's more than double the national median.

Interestingly, Census in its publicly available reports no longer ranks counties by household income, according to senior Census analyst Kirby Posey, who helped WND compile its own exclusive rankings from the latest raw data tables.

"The rankings ended in 2003," Posey said without elaborating.

The concentration of wealth inside the nation's capital alarms fiscal conservatives and small-government advocates such as the Cato Institute, who argue runaway federal spending is crowding out the private economy.

Like it or not, Washington has become big business in the age of terror. And as a result, the nation's seat of government has also become its seat of wealth - an admittedly strange phenomenon for a laissez-faire economic system.

Federal contracts in the name of the war on terror have been doled out in record volume, and most have gone to local defense contractors and other Beltway bandits.

In fiscal 2005, the latest Census data, Virginia landed $2.1 billion in Department of Homeland Security contracts alone, beating out all other states, the latest Census data show. Together, Virginia, Maryland and D.C. grabbed a whopping 40% of the total $10.2 billion in contracts DHS awarded that year.

Uncle Sam has been especially good to Maryland and Virginia in the war on terror. Defense, security and computer contractors have been in a feeding frenzy there.

Since fiscal 2000, both states have seen a doubling in federal government expenditures for total procurement contracts, according to Census. They soared to $22 billion in fiscal 2005 from $11 billion in Maryland, and to $39 billion from $21 billion in Virginia. Fairfax County alone got $13 billion in contracts in 2005.

"It's nice to have a rich uncle," said Stephen Fuller, an economist at George Mason University in Fairfax.

And one who's running a long war right next door.

Thanks to the enormous flow of federal tax dollars into the surrounding area since 9/11, Virginia now tops all states for per-capita federal procurement spending with $5,104, according to the lastest data from Census. And neighboring Maryland ranks second with $3,908.

"That's what drives the private economy here," said University of Baltimore economist Richard Clinch.


See Also:

America's 25 richest counties D.C. area now boasts nearly half of wealthiest regions in U.S.
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At the public trough Top states for federal procurement spending, per capita See Article Here






ASSOCIATED PRESS - September 10, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Weapons of mass destruction, small boats packed with explosives and Islamic radicalization are the greatest terrorist threats facing the country, top U.S. security officials said Monday on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. - - -

He said the threat of a USS Cole-type attack on U.S. ports - where a small boat packed with explosives detonates in a harbor - is one of his top concerns.

And while the department's goal is to keep nuclear weapons from entering the country, he said it also is focusing on how it would respond should a nuclear device get through and explode - particularly how to identify and track the nuclear materials. Chertoff also said the department is putting in place new screening regulations that would require providing information on flight crews and passengers before a private aircraft departs from overseas bound for the United States.

The radicalization of potential new terrorists, in the U.S. and abroad, is another growing concern, the intelligence officials said at the hearing on the nation's terrorism preparedness.

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller said there is already a problem with radicalization in the United States, and the Internet makes recruiting people to the radical cause much easier. He said working with state and local law enforcement and reaching out to Muslim and South Asian communities is critical to root out violent extremists in American communities.

The U.S. has disrupted several homegrown plots and has helped disrupt overseas plots, most recently last week when three Islamic terror suspects were arrested in Germany. Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell said monitoring overseas conversations was key to catching the suspected German terrorists.

He stressed the importance of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - known as FISA - and said the country would lose half of the tools it uses to fight terrorism if lawmakers choose to roll back its powers. Congress updated the law last month, but civil liberties advocates and some leading congressional Democrats think the updated law gives the intelligence community too much surveillance power and want to revisit it to add more limits. - - - -






Flight 93 Memorial Tells Park Service to start Flight 93 memorial design process again

WORLDNETDAILY - November 8, 2007

Two years ago U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo asked the Park Service to revamp a proposed memorial to the heroics of Flight 93 passengers and crew, who died trying to retake their airliner from terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, because of its use of a crescent, an Islamic symbol.

But the crescent remains, and now he's telling officials to scrap the plan and start all over.

"I sincerely hope that you will direct the committee to scrap the crescent design entirely in favor of a new design that will not make the memorial a flashpoint for this kind of controversy and criticism," the Colorado Republican told Mary Bomar, the director of the National Park Service, in a letter this week.

As WND reported earlier, the father of one of those heroes, Tom Burnett, who led other passengers in an effort to overcome the Flight 93 terrorists, is banning the use of his son's name at the memorial because of its Islamic symbolism.

Tom Burnett Sr. told a blogger who also has been campaigning against the "Crescent of Embrace" design for the memorial that he won't allow his son's name to be used on any memorial with Islamic components.


"With the crescent design still going forward, he has decided that it is necessary to up the ante, and has authorized me to publicize his decision to protest the crescent design by insisting that Tom Jr.'s name not be inscribed on one of the 44 glass blocks emplaced along the flight path, or used anywhere else in the memorial," Alec Rawls wrote earlier.

WND also reported earlier on Rawls' book, "Crescent of Betrayal: Dishonoring the Heroes of Flight 93," published by World Ahead. It documents a long list of Islamic and terrorist memorializing features in the Flight 93 National Memorial.

"I am regrettably writing you in reference to the proposed memorial to commemorate the victims of Flight 93 which crashed in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. As you may know, I contacted Director Mainella in late 2005 about my concerns with the design," Tancredo said in his letter.

"The appropriateness of the original design, dubbed the 'Crescent of Embrace,' was questioned because of the crescent's prominent use as a symbol in Islam - and the fact that the hijackers were radical Islamists. As I pointed out in my September 2005 letter, the use of the crescent has raised questions in some circles about whether the design would make the memorial a tribute to the hijackers rather than the victims whose mission the flights passengers helped to thwart," he wrote.

"When I received Director Mainella's response to my letter on October 6, 2005, I was pleased to read her assurance that the advisory committee and the architect were amenable to 'refinements in the design which will include negating any perceptions to the iconography.' I was also pleased to learn that the name of the memorial was to be changed," Tancredo said.


"Unfortunately, it appears that little if any substantive changes to the most troubling aspect of the design - the crescent shape - have been made. This deeply concerns me," he said.

He said using it is "unsuitable" to use an Islamic symbol as a way to honor the Flight 93 heroes "or the ensuing American struggle against radical Islam that their historic last act has come to symbolize."

Tancredo's spokesman T.Q. Houlton, told WND the congressman has a high level of concern that the memorial will end up being just what he warned against - an Islamic crescent.

Rawls noted that for those not familiar, the original design would have planted a naked Islamic crescent and star flag on the crash site:

But he said the changes from "Crescent of Embrace" to "Bowl of Embrace" are insignificant, and importantly, the crescent shape was not changed, only "very slightly disguised."

"Representative Tancredo was right to demand removal of the crescent. It turns out that a person facing directly into the half mile wide crescent will be facing Mecca. That makes it a mihrab, the central feature around which every mosque is built," he said.

Burnett also reports he has written to Congress, and to various newspapers a number of times condemning in the strongest possible terms the design.

"It is unmistakably an Islamic symbol," charged Burnett: "The red Crescent of Embrace--- bastardizes what my son and others did on Flight 93."

Rawls noted that newspapers have declined to publish the letters from Burnett, who served for part of the selection process for the design, which he describes as being "railroaded."

"By consensus the Stage Two jury forwards this section of the Flight 93 memorial to the partner [architect Paul Murdoch] with the full and unqualified support of each juror," said the report that was issued.


On the contrary, says Burnett, the vote was NOT unanimous: "It was 9 to 6," and Burnett for one remained adamantly opposed to the crescent design.

Rawls described the memorial as "a terrorist memorial mosque, built around the half mile wide Mecca oriented crescent."

"Millions of Americans and I find the 'red crescent of embrace' an insult to my son, and the others on Flight 93, who engaged in a violent and valiant struggle to take that plane back from the Islamic hijackers," Burnett said.

"What I am pre-eminently concerned about is what our countrymen will feel and learn when they visit the site. The story, when properly presented, will properly honor and properly reverberate in history what those heroes accomplished for their fellow Americans, and for the entire Western world. I would want them to feel the desperateness of those aboard Flight 93 as they became aware of what was happening, and the cold realization of what they had to do. I want them to ask themselves, 'what would I have done, had I been aboard that flight?' We know that in very little time the passengers got out of their seats and attempted to take back that airplane. They tried. We believe, with more time, they could have," he continued.

"No, I cannot approve the suggested memorial, 'red crescent of embrace.' That was accepted without unanimity, by Jury Two, August 2005. It should be thrown out. It is unmistakably an Islamic symbol that has been used by Muslims for centuries. A jarring symbol that, inadvertently or not, commemorates - on such hallowed ground - the hijackers' faith, and on the site where 40 Americans, 40 heroes, died," he said.

A Pennsylvania pastor also has fought the design.

"This is a memorial to the terrorists who killed those people, not a memorial to the folks who died there innocently," said Rev. Ron McRae, head of the Bible Anabaptist Church near Jerome, Pa., about 55 miles from Pittsburgh.


Flight 93 Memorial Website





By Melanie Phillips - September 25, 2007

The noisy and false allegations about the alleged power of the 'Israel lobby', aka the 'world Jewish conspiracy', does not merely libel the Jewish people and vilify Israel - which in any event constitute the founders and defenders of western civilisation, so on that basis alone it's a mighty peculiar complaint. It also masks the fact that western institutions are progressively being bought - in every sense - by Islamists, who are committed to the destruction of western civilisation. Yussef Ibrahim points out in today's New York Sun:

    The mighty Saudi lobby is made up of concentric circles that emanate from a Saudi Embassy in Washington that acts as a checking account. The dollars flow to Saudi-funded mosques and theological enterprises, to America's academic institutions, which are panting for Saudi dollars, to the American oil and arms industries, and to Arab-Americans in need. Whether those communities of interest have any familial, social, or immigrant ties to Saudi Arabia is totally beside the point. This is how a lobby is built from the top down.

    Take the famed case of Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi prince whose $10 million check for the Twin Towers Fund was returned by Mayor Giuliani when the prince linked the September 11 attacks to changing American policies in the Middle East. A couple of years ago, the prince sneaked his bucks back into America by giving $20 million to Harvard University.What's the money for? To study Saudi traditions, Bedouin society, or desert communities? No. As stipulated in the gift, it was uniquely given for the study of Islam, Islamic jurisprudence, and Islamic history.

    Forget about cross-cultural dialogue or the study of Saudi traditions, society, or just getting to know each other. It is Islam, specifically the Saudi brand of Wahhabi Islam, that is being funded. Harvard officials are far too smart to miss the point but, hey, even with an endowment of $33 billion, another $20 million might come in handy. However, the Saudi lobby's agenda, unlike those of the Israeli, Greek, or Armenian lobbies, represents a real and present danger to America's national interest, particularly when we recall that it was Saudi Arabia that produced, nurtured, and promoted 15 of the 19 Muslim fundamentalist hijackers who attacked this country on September 11. Saudi schools still teach the same basic stuff - 'Hate thy neighbor' - and their lobby seeks to spread the word.


Similar endowments are steadily buying up British universities - Saudi funding at Oxford springs particularly to mind. And now we also learn that the Islamic world (albeit a relatively less savage variety) has gained a majority control over the London Stock Exchange:

    Qatar has upped its share in London's Stock Exchange to nearly 24 per cent, giving the gulf state and neighbour Dubai a controlling stake of nearly 52 per cent.


Isn't it curious that while conspiracy theories which are demonstrably false are repeated by enough apparently educated people to achieve the status of fact, a strategy to take over the west which is demonstrably true is barely even noticed by its designated victims?



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