Suspicion over 9/11 plane’s landing gear found at Ground Zero mosque

via Part of 9/11 plane’s landing gear found in NYC alley near Ground Zero | Fox News.

A piece of landing gear from one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 has been discovered in a small alley near Ground Zero more than 11 years after the terror attacks.

The rusted 5-foot-tall fragment was discovered between the rear of buildings on Park Place and Murray Street in lower Manhattan on Friday, the New York Police Department said.

The twisted metal part has cables and levers on it and is about 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep. It includes a clearly visible Boeing Co. identification number, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said Friday.

“The odds of this being wedged between there is amazing,” Browne said, adding it was not surprising that it went undiscovered for more than a decade given the location. “It had to have fallen just the right way to make it into that space.”

Browne said other World Trade Center wreckage had been discovered nearby, possibly even at the same buildings, in years past.

Officials say that the part was found at 11 a.m. Friday, when surveyors hired by the owner of 51 Park Place reported what they thought was damaged machinery behind the building. It was wedged between a mosque site and a luxury high-rise apartment building near the World Trade Center.

The Associated Press goes into full propaganda mode defending and promoting the virtues of a mega mosque at Ground Zero yet they ignore Muslims who are protesting a tiny church in Srebrenica where they claim thousands of Muslims were killed.

Was it a fraud? Was 9/11 landing gear hidden on purpose?

After surveyors discovered what appears to be plane landing gear from the 9/11 attacks, authorities are wondering how it got sandwiched between two buildings — one of them housing a much-debated Islamic community center.

“The odds of it entering that space at exactly that angle that would permit it to squeeze in there … it had to come in at almost precisely the right angle,” a police spokesman told The New York Times. Investigators are considering the possibility that it was deliberately stuck in the spot, CNN reports.

We are also looking into a possibility it was lowered by a rope,” said NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly, who noted that some rope seemed to be wrapped up in the landing gear.

Still, “if you see how confined this space is, and you realize the chaos that existed on this street, I think (the situation is) understandable,” Kelly said.

The wall doesn’t bear any marks suggesting the piece was lowered, he noted.

Authorities will also investigate whether there are any human remains in the area, he said.

Coincidentally, it was just reported last week that Ground Zero Mosque Developer Buys Adjacent Building for $8 Million


Ground Zero Mosque Developer Buys Adjacent Building for $8 Million

Who is funding Sharif el Gamal? Saudis? CAIR? Who? via Park51 Developer Buys Next-Door Building for $8 Million – New York.

DOWNTOWN — The developer behind Park51, the planned Islamic cultural center two blocks from the World Trade Center, is turning a Manhattan street into a game of Monopoly.

Sharif El-Gamal recently bought a five-story building adjacent to the controversial project for $8 million, city records show. With the purchase of 43 Park Place, he now controls three properties next to each other on the same block.

With the help of a $7 million mortgage, El-Gamal bought the latest building under the shell company 43 Park Place Partners Corp., city records show. The sale was recorded Jan. 23.

In July 2009 he and his partners paid nearly $5 million for 45-47 Park Place, a former Burlington Coat Factory store that was heavily damaged on 9/11. His group also leases 51 Park Place from Con Edison. Those buildings comprise Park51.

The latest property is a commercial building that’s home to the Dakota Roadhouse bar, a bakery and other businesses.

So far El-Gamal hasn’t won over his new tenants, some of which have been worrying about their future in the building. His real estate management company, Soho Properties, has offered buyouts to at least two tenants, but the amounts were too little to make the move worth it, sources said.

Tenants have also griped about the building’s upkeep.

Its elevator has been out of service for the past two weeks, and SoHo Properties has been slow to address the problem, sources said. One worker with a broken foot has been forced to climb five flights of stairs to get to her office, a source said.

“It’s definitely a nuisance,” a source said. Tenants have also complained about water pressure problems on certain floors and lack of heat.

El-Gamal did not return a call for comment on his plans for the building.

El-Gamal has worked in real estate for more than a decade, but at least a half dozen of his deals have been bogged down by lawsuits and allegations of owed money.

In 2011, Con Edison threatened to evict Park51 because it hadn’t paid $1.7 million in rent. El-Gamal later sued the utility, claiming it overvalued the property and miscalculated rent. A Manhattan Supreme Court judge sided with Con Ed’s appraisal, but the litigation has continued.

Last week Khalil Sikander, an investor in two Washington Heights residential buildings, sued El-Gamal in Manhattan Supreme Court, accusing Soho Properties of mismanaging the properties, withholding account information and not paying its bills.

Sikander claims El-Gamal’s firm didn’t keep accurate records, failed to rent apartments and used inexperienced and unlicensed contractors to perform work on the buildings.

“He didn’t pay bills,” Sikander’s lawyer, Claude Castro, said. “We want to look at the books and records. We want an accounting. We want to see why these bills have not been paid.”

In 2012, El-Gamal filed a lawsuit against Sikander, accusing him of poorly repairing another Washington Heights residential building they had worked on together.

Park51 has been El-Gamal’s most ambitious real estate project yet — but so far the biggest disappointment.

In 2010 he weathered a political firestorm over the proximity of Ground Zero to a mosque inside 45-47 Park Place. He then unveiled an ambitious plan to build a $140 million Islamic center at the property that would provide prayer space, cultural programs, daycare and a 9/11 memorial.

Park51 officially opened in September 2011 with a photo exhibit of children from around the world, but since then little progress has been made. Construction hasn’t begun on El-Gamal’s grand vision of a 15-story glass building at the site.

Park51′s chief of staff, Katerina Lucas, left more than a year ago and has not been replaced. She declined a request for comment.

While the mosque still holds daily prayer services, the center’s cultural programs have all but ceased. Park51′s website doesn’t appear to have been updated since last spring, with its main page advertising a class on Islamic calligraphy that took place in April 2012. Its last tweet — a call asking for an intern — was posted in June 2012.

A class on Capoeira, a Brazilian martial arts dance, remains the only cultural program up and running in the center, according to the class instructor, Luz Emma Canas Jesus.

“We’ve been there for two years,” she said. “We’ve been the consistent program. They’ve had other programs come and go. We’ve been there.”

h/t and more at Atlas Shrugs and Jihad Watch

FBI records say Sarasota Saudis who fled home had “many connections” to individuals tied to 9/11

via FBI records say Sarasota Saudis who fled home had “many connections” to individuals tied to 9/11  | Broward Bulldog.

A Saudi family who “fled” their Sarasota area home weeks before September 11th had “many connections” to “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001,” according to newly released FBI records.

The information runs counter to previous FBI statements. It also adds to concern raised by official investigations but never fully explored, that the full truth about Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 attacks has not yet been told.

One partially declassified document, marked “secret,” lists three of those individuals and ties them to the Venice, Florida flight school where suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi trained. Accomplice Ziad Jarrah took flying lessons at another school a block away.

Atta and al-Shehhi were at the controls of the jetliners that slammed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. Jarrah was the hijack-pilot of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania.

The names, addresses and dates of birth of the three individuals tied to the flight school were blanked out before the records were released to amid ongoing Freedom of Information Act litigation.

National security and other reasons are cited for numerous additional deletions scattered across the 31 released pages. Four more pages were withheld in their entirety.

The records cast new light on one of the remaining unresolved mysteries regarding Florida’s many connections to the 9/11 attacks: what went on before the attacks at 4224 Escondito Circle, the home of Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his family before the attacks.

The documents are the first released by the FBI about its once-secret probe in Sarasota. Information contained in the documents flatly contradicts prior statements by FBI agents in Miami and Tampa who have said the investigation found no evidence connecting the al-Hijjis to the hijackers or the 9/11 plot.

Former Florida Senator Bob Graham, co-chair of Congress’s Joint Inquiry into the attacks a decade ago, has said the FBI did not disclose the existence of the Sarasota investigation to Congress or the 9/11 Commission.

The records also show for the first time that Graham’s former colleague, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., queried Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller about the Sarasota investigation six days after its existence was disclosed in a story published simultaneously by and The Miami Herald on September 8, 2011.

The story told how concerned residents in the gated community of Prestancia tipped the FBI after the attacks to the al-Hijjis’ sudden departure in late August 2001. The family left behind three cars, clothes, furniture, diapers, toys, food and other items.

It also reported that a counterterrorism officer and Prestancia’s former administrator, Larry Berberich, said an analysis of gatehouse security records – log books and snapshots of license tags – had determined that vehicles either driven by or carrying several of the future hijackers had visited the al-Hijji home.

Phone records revealed similar, though indirect, ties to the hijackers, said the counterterrorism officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

In contrast, the newly released FBI records include a pair of two-page reports, written in response to the story, that reiterate the bureau’s public position that its investigation turned up nothing.

One report, written on stationery of the Justice Department’s 9/11 prosecution unit, notes “the FBI appears not to have obtained the vehicle entry records of the gated community, given the lack of connection to the hijackers.”

But the counterterrorism source, who has personal knowledge of the matter, called that assertion “not true.”

The Escondito Circle home where al-Hijji lived with his wife, Anoud, and their small children was owned by her parents, Esam and Deborah Ghazzawi. Esam Ghazzawi was an advisor to Prince Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, nephew of King Fahd. Prince Fahd, a prominent racehorse owner, died in July 2001 at age 46.

 Much more, read it all at

Syrian with ties to 9/11 hijackers still in US, immune from deportation

via Exclusive: Syrian with ties to 9/11 hijackers still in US, virtually immune from deportation | Fox News.

Daoud Chehazeh, left, and Eyad al Rababah

Daoud Chehazeh, left, and Eyad al Rababah

Free to do as he pleases, living out his days in the suburbs of northern New Jersey, a Syrian national who is a known associate of the 9/11 hijackers never has to worry about deportation by the U.S. government, according to an investigation by Fox Files.

With nearly 400,000 people waiting for U.S. citizenship, Daoud Chehazeh last November received political asylum for a third time after a series of bureaucratic screw ups at the federal level, according to a review of court documents and interviews with former federal and state investigators.

“It’s a slap in the face to Americans, especially the victims of 9/11 and the families,” said Jim Bush, who as a New Jersey state criminal investigator was part of the 9/11 investigation code-named PENTTBOMB. His partner in the investigation was Bob Bukowski, a now-retired FBI special agent.

“Three thousand people were murdered,” Bukowski said. “(Chehazeh) was definitely part of that conspiracy. … He facilitated the moves and protection up to the whole flight, basically, of Flight 77. Could we prove that in a court of law? No. But there are other remedies. Deport him. That’s what should have been done in this case.”

“This is an example of our national security policy gone mad,” Debra Burlingame, the co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America, said. Fox Files’ findings and the connection between Chehazeh and the Flight 77 hijackers were especially disheartening because Burlingame’s brother, Charles, was the pilot of Flight 77, which was hijacked and slammed into the Pentagon.

“This is what comes of demilitarizing the ‘War on Terror’ and political correctness, treating enemies with the rights of ordinary people,” she said. “We owe a person like this absolutely nothing. His confederates were summarily executed by drone. This is an utterly incoherent national security policy.”

Chehazeh arrived in the U.S. in July 2000 from Saudi Arabia and quickly settled into Paterson, N.J.’s Middle Eastern community. Paterson was the launching pad for the plot, where 11 of the 19 hijackers passed through before the attacks.

In Paterson, Chehazeh met up and lived with another key facilitator of the hijackers, a Jordanian named Eyad al Rababah. The significance of the Chehazeh-Rababah support network for the hijackers in Virginia and New Jersey was first reported by Fox News in May 2011. Law enforcement sources told Fox News that revelations Chehazeh was still living in the U.S. went to the most senior levels of the FBI.

Seven months before the attacks, Chehazeh, who had no job and no known source of income, suddenly decided to leave Paterson. Along with his roommate, Rababah, the two men moved to suburban Washington, D.C., and almost immediately made contact with Anwar al-Awlaki, who was the imam at the mosque in Falls Church, Va.

Fox Files’ exclusive reporting showed al-Awlaki, killed in September 2011 by a CIA drone strike in Yemen, was a guest speaker at the Pentagon five months after the 2001 attacks and that there is overwhelming circumstantial evidence suggesting the cleric was an overlooked key player in the plot.

By April 2001, beside al-Awlaki, Chehazeh’s new circle of friends and neighbors included future Flight 77 hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Hani Hanjour, a pilot. Chehazeh made a point to tell Rababah, even though both men later admitted to investigators they were not religious men, to go to the mosque and ask Imam al-Awlaki for work.

“Al-Rababah returns home with two of the hijackers,” Bush explained. “And that’s the first time, that we know of, that Daoud Chehazeh met the hijackers.”

Rababah got the hijackers an apartment in Virginia.  He helped them get settled.   And in May 2001, Rababah drove al-Hazmi, Hanjour and two of the newly arrived muscle hijackers to Connecticut and New Jersey. The 9/11 Commission Report said that within a few weeks seven of the hijackers were living in New Jersey in a one-room apartment.

For now it looks like Chehazeh is never leaving the United States. Last November, the Board of Immigration Appeals reversed its decision to reopen Chehazeh’s case. And on Feb. 13, the case was officially closed and entered into court records of the United States District Court District of New Jersey.

But others suspected of 9/11 connections faced very different outcomes. Rababah was deported to Jordan in 2003. And al-Awlaki was killed by drone in Yemen in 2011.

Read it all.

The Obama administration is in deep with Syrian jihadis at this point but who else might be linked to this case? Chehazeh lived in Paterson, NJ home of one of the most radical mosques in the U.S. where the imam is an illegal immigrant convicted of being part of terror group Hamas. That imam is one Chris Christie has personally praised and helped avoid deportation. Catherine Herridge should delve into Christie’s knowledge and possible involvement in this case.

CSCOPE teaches America to blame for terrorism; food & medicine in Bill of Rights

via Flour Bluff Parent Upset Over Lesson on Terrorism & Government | Corpus Christi, TX | |.

CORPUS CHRISTI — Many parents check their children’s school work to make sure they’re getting good grades, but how often to you check the content of those lessons? One mother of a child in Flour Bluff ISD says when she did, she was shocked that lesson taught her son to blame the United States for the 9/11 attacks.

Kara Sands posted the test on her facebook page and it began to spread like wildfire. The test covers content watched on a video in class. What bothered her most is question #3 on the test. It asks why the U.S. may be a target for terrorism. Her son chose the correct answer – ‘decisions we made in the United States that negatively impact people elsewhere.’

If true for 9/11, then prepare for many more terror attacks for what Obama is doing around the world.

“I’m not going to justify radical terrorists by saying we did anything to deserve that, over 3,000 people died,” Sands said. She contacted her son’s principal and teacher, both met with her and contacted the video’s distributor, Safari Montage.

Representatives say they stand behind the video, but have already changed the corresponding quiz that may have caused confusion.

Sands tells us the quiz opened her eyes to the content in lessons taught at the school. Her biggest concern is curriculum called CSCOPE.

Click here to read Flour Bluff ISD’s response to the parent’s concerns: 9/11 Curriculum, CSCOPE Curriculum

One worksheet on the Bill of Rights names food and medicine as rights, not personal responsibility. “He got marked wrong, because it is, it is our responsibility for shelter, its our responsibility for food for medicine, its not the government’s responsibility,” Sand said.

Flour Bluff officials say Sands is the only parent to complain about the test specifically, but her post on facebook now has 1,662 likes.

Several parents plan to meet next week and Sands says school board members Shirley Thornton and Wade Chapman have requested the concerns be brought up in the next school board meeting. The agenda for the March 28th meeting is not yet posted to confirm the item.

Sands says parents need to get involved.

“When I teach my children that you have to work hard and you have to earn a living and they go to school and learn something different I absolutely take issue with that,” Sands said.

Previous posts on the problematic and Islam-favoring SCOPE:

Flight 93 memorial to terrorists looking for volunteers

via Pa. 9/11 memorial looking for volunteers to participate in a tree planting day  – NY Daily News.

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — The Flight 93 National Memorial at Shanksville, Pa., where a plane crashed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks is seeking volunteers for a tree planting day April 27.

The Daily American of Somerset reports that volunteers, ages 14 and older, must register at the National Park Service website. No walk-ups will be accepted.

Authorities expect to plant 15,000 seedlings on 23 acres.

Volunteers will be supervised by a professional forester, and are advised to prepare for cold, wet and muddy conditions.

The memorial is about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. It marks where a hijacked United Airlines jet crashed on Sept. 11, 2001. Investigators believe the hijackers planned to crash the plane in Washington, D.C., but were thwarted by passengers and crew members. Everyone aboard died.

Why no walk-ups? Why no mention that the hijackers were Muslim terrorists? Why no mention of the other sites attacked on 9/11 or the nearly 3,000 killed? Because that’s how it will be rewritten in the history books. Awash of details.

The memorial is travesty in itself, also hijacked and in the design of a giant Islamic crescent that points to mecca with markers for the Islamic terrorists.

For our previous posts on the media blackout on the second hijacking of Flight 93 see below:

The Flight 93 Memorial mosque (must see videos)

More videos at link above.

Fact checking resources:

Proof of Betrayal” page lists some basic claims about the design and shows how to check them, with links to original sources.

Crescent of Betrayal Dishonoring the Heroes of Flight 93

Want to see something ugly? 40 tortured souls, 60%

Every place where the terrorists are memorialized in the crescent design, they are placed in the symbolic Islamic heavens (the crescent and star parts of the design). Every place where the 40 heroes are memorialized, they are depicted as symbolically damned, cast out of the symbolic Islamic heavens. One example is in the Tower of Voices, where an Islamic shaped crescent soars in the sky above forty symbolic souls that literally dangle below:

Forty symbolic souls, never to rest in peace, gonging for eternity in their symbolic damnation, strung like fish as they hang down from the symbolic Islamic heavens projected in the sky above. Is the Memorial Project trying to start a riot? (Click pic for larger image.)

Much more at Crescent of Betrayal and Error Theory.

France: Muslim mom names son Jihad, sends to nursery school in 9/11 bomb t-shirt

via French mom on trial for sending toddler, named Jihad, to school wearing an ‘I am a bomb’ T-shirt

When French mother Bouchra Bagour had a baby on Sept. 11, she named her son Jihad (a not uncommon first name in some Muslim countries). Three years later, she sent her toddler to nursery school wearing a T-shirt that said “I am a bomb” on the front and read “Jihad, born on 11 September” on the back. This week, she’s defending her actions in court.

The T-shirt was a gift from Bagour’s 29-year-old brother, Zeyad Bagour. Jihad’s teacher spotted the 3-year-old wearing his controversial clothing in class last September. She alerted the police, who later charged Bagour with “glorifying crime,” according to the BBC.

At Bagour’s trial in Avignon, France, the 35-year-old mom from the town of Sorgues insisted that the shirt wasn’t meant to provoke or defend terrorism. Instead, she was hoping for a chuckle.

She thought the shirt would “make people laugh,” Sky News reports.

Her brother and co-defendent also denied the charges.

“It’s the day (of) his birth I wanted to highlight, not the year,” he told the court, according to the BBC.

Prosecutors aren’t amused. They’re hoping to fine Bouchra $1,300 and hit her brother with a fine of about $3,900.

“The most scandalous thing is that they’ve used and manipulated a 3-year-old child to voluntarily convey the words of a terrorist,” lawyer Claude Avril told Sky News.

The trial will be decided on April10.

via Mum set for trial after sending son named ‘jihad’ to nursery with ‘bomb’ jumper | The Sun |News.

A MUM who sent her three-year-old son named “Jihad” to nursery school wearing a top bearing the words “I am a bomb” is to go on trial in France.

Beneath the boy’s name on the back of the jumper were the words “Born on the 11 September” – the date of the 9/11 terror attacks on New York’s twin towers.

The muslim mum was reported to police by the boy’s outraged teacher and has now been charged with supporting a terrorist act.

Thierry Lagneau, the mayor of the southern French town of Sorgues, said: “We fully support charges being brought against this woman for provoking hatred and terrorism in one of our schools.

“This was an utterly irrespoinsible act by the boy’s mother, who used their son to promote a violent political belief of her own.”

The divorced mother said the jumper was a gift to her from the boy’s uncle and has insisted the message on the top was not meant to be provocative.

She also told police her son’s genuine birthdate was September 11, 2009.

The 32-year-old woman will appear in court in Avignon on December 19, when she faces a suspended prison sentence and fine of up to 800 pounds.

Michelle Obama and John Kerry to Honor Muslim Who Supports 9/11 Attacks on America (updated)

Update below.

State Dept’s 2012 Intl Women of Hijab Courage Award winners

via Michelle Obama and John Kerry to Honor Anti-Semite and 9/11 Fan | The Weekly Standard.

On Friday March 8, Michelle Obama will join John Kerry at a special ceremony at the State Department to present ten women the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. The award, says the press release, is given to “women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk.”

Five of these awards are being given to women from Muslim-majority countries, underscoring the unique plight of women in those countries. The only problem is that one of the women to be recognized is an anti-Semite and supports the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

Samira Ibrahim, as the State Department’s profile describes her, “was among seven women subjected by the Egyptian military to forced virginity tests in March 2011.” The press release further notes that Samira “was arrested while in high school for writing a paper that criticized Arab leaders’ insincere support to the Palestinian cause.” Apparently, the State Department is unaware of her other convictions.

As a mob was attacking the United States embassy in Cairo on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, pulling down the American flag and raising the flag of Al Qaeda, Ibrahim wrote on twitter:Today is the anniversary of 9/11. May every year come with America burning.” Possibly fearing the consequences of her tweet, she deleted it a couple of hours later, but not before a screen shot was saved by an Egyptian activist.


Just today, apparently after having been warned that her vicious tweets might cause her trouble during her visit to the U.S., she has written on twitter: “My account has been previously stolen and any tweet on racism and hatred is not me.” However, in the past she never made any mention of her account being “stolen.” The record of her anti-Semitic tweets is still available online.

The decision to honor Ibrahim reflects poorly on the State Department, which is either incapable of doing the minimum amount of research required to find out who she is, or does not care that the secretary of state and First Lady are about to honor an anti-Semite who longs for violence against Americans. It’s understandable that now with Islamists having come to the fore after all the hope that the Egyptian uprising inspired, American policymakers are looking for the good guys, real liberal activists that deserve U.S. support. Samira Ibrahim is not one of them.


Samira Ibrahim

Last year’s via Michelle Obama & Hillary Clinton award foreign women (photo).

Update: Kudos to Sam Tadros for calling out Islamophiles Obama, Kerry, and the State Dept.

Now, after yesterday’s report, the Associated Press says she won’t be getting an award tomorrow:

Now the State Department says she won’t be honored Friday because of anti-American and anti-Semitic comments on her Twitter account.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Thursday officials will first study the tweets, which include support for attacks against U.S. diplomatic installations and praise for a terrorist assault against Israeli citizens in Bulgaria.

Ibrahim is already in the U.S. She says her account was hacked, though the comments stretch back several months.

Arieh Kovler has evidence that Samira Ibrahim is probably lying about being hacked.


CIA nominee Brennan urged AGAINST bin Laden attack before 9/11

via CIA Nominee Urged against Bin Laden Attack in 1998.

The White House’s nominee for CIA chief says he does not regret advising against a 1998 strike targeting Osama bin Laden a few months before the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.

“The blasts killed 224 people, including 12 Americans. Some 5,000 people were injured.”

John Brennan said Thursday that the attack could have killed other people as well as bin Laden, and that the chances for success were minimal.

He also told the Senate Intelligence Committee the information supporting the attack was “not well grounded.”

He said he was among numerous intelligence officials who urged against such an attack. Their advice was followed.

Brennan was the CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia at the time of the embassy bombings.

Three years later, on Sept. 11, 2001, bin Laden launched the deadliest terrorist attacks in U.S. history.

That attack killed nearly 3,000 and has cost many more their lives since. Contact Your Elected Officials and tell them not to approve John “Jihad” Brennan.

Sep 11 trial threatened by U.S. govt’s legal wrangling

Eleven years since 9/11 and four years since Obama/Holder took over and the U.S. government has yet to prosecute the 9/11 mastermind who already confessed to being “responsible for the 9/11 Operation, from A to Z”. The legal wrangling is 100% internal between U.S. government officials.   via September 11 trial threatened by legal dispute – Telegraph.

The US defence department is at loggerheads with the chief prosecutor at Guantánamo Bay over what the charges should be. The five men, whose pretrial hearings reconvene at the naval base next week, face eight different charges.

However, Brig Gen Mark Martins, the chief prosecutor, said the charge of conspiracy should be dropped because it was no longer “legally viable” following a court ruling that conspiracy – a charge that seeks to punish suspects for association with al-Qaeda – was not a recognised war crime under international law. This meant it could not legitimately be brought before a war-crimes tribunal such as Guantánamo.

The ruling by an appeals court in Washington DC overturned the conviction against Osama bin Laden’s driver, Salim Hamdan, and has also undermined the conviction of Ali Hamza al-Bahlul, who made al-Qaeda propaganda films.

Gen Martins said retaining the conspiracy charges against the September 11 suspects could leave the prosecution open to “legal challenge” and cause “uncertainty and delay”. However, Guantánamo Bay’s “convening authority” – a branch of the Pentagon – said it would be “premature” to drop the conspiracy charges, hoping that the Supreme Court might reinstate their legality.

Richard Kammen, the lead counsel for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who was convicted in Yemen over the bombing of USS Cole but is also facing conspiracy charges at Guantánamo, said the government had seriously undermined Gen Martins’s position as chief prosecutor. “The sub-context of this is, ‘Who’s in charge?’ And to what extent does Gen Martins have any real authority in this case, other than to give speeches?” said Mr Kammen.

He added that preserving the conspiracy charges could open the door to an appeal against all the charges being faced by the September 11 co-conspirators and al-Nashiri. “If one of the main charges was conspiracy, and that was reversed, you would expect the appellate court to recognise that so impacted the rest of the trial that any other conviction would have to be reversed as well,” he said.

Gen Martins has indicated that he plans to press ahead with his request by petitioning the military judge in the September 11 trial to strike out conspiracy as a separate charge.

That would present the judge, Col James Pohl, 61, with the unenviable choice of either denying the requests of both defence and prosecution lawyers, or overruling his court’s own convening authority.

Col Morris Davis, a former Guantánamo chief prosecutor who resigned in 2007 in protest at the Pentagon meddling in the tribunals, said the dispute between two major government departments undermined the credibility of the tribunals.

He suggested that the government was clinging to the conspiracy charges because they were needed in cases against many of the detainees.

“They don’t need conspiracy charges in the major cases like the September 11 attacks, where they are just a safety net or fallback charge,” he said. “The problem is that for a lot of lesser cases, that’s about all you could ever charge with.”

“Terror” – the tv miniseries about jihad on America that never aired

A reader sent us this via NPR, ‘Law & Order’ Meets Tom Clancy In Dick Wolf’s First Novel | KAWC.

If Dick Wolf’s record in television is any indication, his debut novel, The Intercept, could be the first of dozens.

Wolf’s The Intercept is a thriller set in New York after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Its hero is Detective Jeremy Fisk, of the NYPD Intel Division. According to Wolf, the book picks up where a Law & Order project left off after Sept. 11.

“I was in New York with the shooting crew,” he recalls. “We were two weeks away from beginning principal photography on a miniseries called Terror, which started in an al-Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan with a class of 10-year-olds, their fists up, saying, [Allah akbar] ‘God is great, death to America.’ The brother of one of them [comes] in … to say goodbye because he was going to America to become a great hero. Cut to the brother in the car with three other guys going to the city, blowing up a bomb under the shuttle in Times Square, killing 2,500 people and then releasing anthrax … Needless to say, when the planes went in, we pulled the plug.”

It’s perfectly understandable the series didn’t make it to television in the years following 9/11. But nine, ten, eleven years later it seems television and movies depicting Islamic terrorists that want to kill Americans is non-existent.

Where it has appeared, it’s been either unrealistic or short-lived or both. One author Says Hollywood Avoids Islamic Terrorism on Screen.

What do you think?

FBI Knew al-Awlaki Purchased Tickets for 9/11 Hijackers, Let Him Walk

Worse, they allowed him to dine at the Pentagon and preach to Muslims on Capitol Hill (h/t Jihad Watch). via Docs Indicate FBI Knew Terrorist Anwar al-Aulaqi Purchased Airline Tickets for 9/11 Hijackers | Judicial Watch.

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has received documents from the U.S. State Department indicating that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was aware on September 27, 2001, that Anwar al-Aulaqi, the U.S. born terrorist assassinated by a U.S. drone in Yemen on September 30, 2011, had purchased airplane tickets for three of the 9/11 terrorist hijackers, including mastermind Mohammed Atta. Subsequent to the FBI’s discovery, al-Aulaqi was detained and released by authorities at least twice and had been invited to dine at the Pentagon.

According to a September 27, 2001, FBI transcription, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State and Federal Bureau of Investigations (No. 1:12-cv-00893)), al-Aulaqi purchased airline tickets for the following 9/11 hijackers:

  • Mohammed Atta, America West Airlines, 08/13/2001, for a flight from Washington, DC, to Las Vegas, Nevada, to Miami, Florida.
  • S. Suqami, Southwest Airlines, 07/10/2001, for a flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Orlando, Florida.
  • Al-Sheri, National Airlines, 08/01/2001, for a flight from San Francisco, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada, to Miami, Florida.

The documents also include material showing that al-Aulaqi was uncooperative with FBI agents investigating the 9/11 attacks and was seemingly a central focus of the FBI investigation and monitoring related to 9/11.

But records previously uncovered by Judicial Watch, subsequent to the September 27, 2001, FBI transcription, show that al-Aulaqi was arrested and released by authorities. Two documents uncovered by Judicial Watch include “Privacy Act Release Forms” issued by the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, and signed by al-Aulaqi. One was dated November 14, 2006, and the other July 2, 2007, indicating that al-Aulaqi had been arrested by authorities. The documents do not indicate how long al-Aulaqi was detained or why he was released.

In addition to the arrests noted by the documents in 2006 and 2007, al-Aulaqi was detained and questioned at New York’s JFK airport on October 10, 2002, under a warrant for passport fraud, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. However, the FBI ordered al-Aulaqi’s release, even though the arrest warrant was still active at the time of his detention as reported by Fox News Channel’s Catherine Herridge. Once released al-Aulaqi then took a flight to Washington, DC, and eventually returned to Yemen.

On February 5, 2002, four months after the FBI discovered his connection to the 9/11 terrorists, al-Aulaqi was invited to dine at the Pentagon on February 5, 2002, “as part of the military’s outreach to the Muslim community in the immediate aftermath of the attacks,” reports Herridge.

In 2010, President Obama reportedly authorized the assassination of al-Aulaqi, the first American citizen added to the government’s “capture or kill” list, describing the radical Muslim Cleric as “chief of external operations for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).” The Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department has reportedly determined that targeting and killing of U.S. citizens overseas was legal under domestic and international law.

Unfortunately, the precedent of killing any American any where in the world for just about any reason is now set. Disagree with government propaganda, oppose taxes, gun confiscation, illegal wars, the Fed, financial policy or lack thereof, blaspheme the prophet of Islam, believe in the Constitution – they consider you a terrorist too

Senate Approves Measure to Prevent Transfer of Gitmo Detainees to U.S. Soil

via Kelly Ayotte – United States Senator. h/t @CausingFitna

WASHINGTON, DC – During consideration of the annual defense authorization bill, the Senate tonight approved an amendment introduced by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) that would prevent terrorist detainees from being transferred from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to American soil. The measure was approved by a vote of 54 to 41.

“The top-rate facility at Guantanamo allows for the secure and humane detention of foreign terrorist detainees. With a specially-designed courtroom, it is singularly equipped to safeguard intelligence that is critical to protecting our country,” said Senator Ayotte. “The administration may want to close Guantanamo, but the American people do not want foreign terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed brought to the United States.”

As a member of the Armed Services Committee, Senator Ayotte has worked to keep open the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility, keep terrorist detainees out of the United States, and limit the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo to foreign countries. Last year, Senator Ayotte introduced the Detaining Terrorists to Secure America Act (S. 944), bipartisan legislation that would keep open the Guantanamo Bay facility for the detention and interrogation of current and future terrorists. The bill would also permanently limit the transfer of detainees to foreign countries.

A minor impediment for Obama and Holder as Michelle Malkin writes, Gitmo North returns: Obama’s shady prison deal:

If you thought President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder had given up on closing Guantanamo Bay and bringing jihadists to American soil, think again. Two troubling developments on the Gitmo front should have every American on edge.

Sen. Durbin told a local Illinois paper that “the decision to move ahead came directly from President Barack Obama” and that he had secured the green light during a discussion on Air Force One earlier in the spring.

The shady deal “directly violates the clear objection of the House Appropriations Committee and goes against the bipartisan objections of members in the House and Senate, who have noted that approving this request would allow Thomson to take precedence over previously funded prisons in Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia and New Hampshire.”

On Wednesday, in response to a whistleblowing report from Fox News homeland security reporter Catherine Herridge, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) released a General Accounting Office report exploring the feasibility of transferring the Gitmo gang to civilian prisons.

Lo and behold, Feinstein concluded, the report “demonstrates that if the political will exists, we could finally close Guantanamo without imperiling our national security.”

American Muslim Gets Life Sentence in Iraq Terror Case

This very brief article is posted at many major news sites but provides next to no details. Is there a media outlet in the U.S. or someone at the White House who could inform the American public who the Islamic terrorist in their midst was? Where he lived, with whom or when and how he got into the U.S.?

via Iraq – American Sentenced in Terrorism Case –

A court has sentenced an American citizen to life in prison on charges of assisting Al Qaeda and financing terrorist activities in Iraq, according to a government statement released Thursday. The Interior Ministry said the American, Omar Rashad Khalil, 53, was recruited by Al Qaeda in Iraq in 2005. Mr. Khalil, an architectural engineer, is of Palestinian descent and entered Iraq in 2001, the ministry statement said. The ministry released excerpts from a confession it said Mr. Khalil made, in which he is said to have admitted to receiving money from a Syrian man in the United Arab Emirates to pay for terrorist attacks. An American Embassy spokesman, Frank Finver, issued a statement saying that the embassy officials were aware of the reports.

Where is the outrage from liberals like Greenwald, Apuzzo at AP, Mother Jones, CAIR, MPAC, Salon, or Soros’ Progressives who make a living defending Islam?

Further, why didn’t Holder request extradition to bring him back to the U.S. and try him in a civil court as he has for non-American terrorists?

Fishy, no?

Obama sends Gitmo terrorist who killed at least one American soldier back to Canada

via Omar Khadr repatriated to Canada –

Guantanamo prisoner Omar Khadr, the Toronto-born detainee whose decade-long case has bitterly divided Canadians, is on his way home to serve the remainder of his sentence.

The Toronto Star has learned that the 26-year-old prisoner was flown off the U.S. Naval base on Cuba’s southeast shore and expected to arrive in Canada early Saturday morning.

Guantanamo officials notified Khadr of his transfer Wednesday, assuring him he would be repatriated by the end of the weekend, a Pentagon source said.

Just where Khadr will be incarcerated – or where the U.S. military flight will land – continues to be a closely guarded secret.

But a Canadian government source told the Star in an interview earlier this year that the Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines’ maximum-security facility, near Montreal, was a strong possibility. The prison’s Special Handling Unit, nicknamed “the SHU,” houses the majority of Canada’s prisoners convicted of terrorism offences.

More information on his whereabouts is likely to be released once he arrives on Canadian soil. The Khadr saga began more than a decade ago, in June 2002, on a battlefield in Afghanistan. The 15-year-old was shot and captured by an American Special Forces unit following a lengthy battle where U.S. Delta Force Sgt. Christopher Speer was fatally wounded.

Khadr is the second youngest son of now deceased Egyptian-born Canadian, Ahmed Said Khadr, who was close with Al Qaeda’s elite. The Khadr family’s unpopularity overshadowed much of his case.

In October 2010, Khadr pleaded guilty before a Guantanamo military tribunal to five war crimes, including “murder in the violation of war” for Speer’s death. He received an 8-year-sentence and a diplomatic agreement from Ottawa that after one more year he would be transferred to Canada in return for the plea deal.

Yet the guilty plea did little to change public opinion on the case. Some believe pleading guilty was the Canadian’s only way out of the detention facility where he had spent a third of his life. Others argue the sentence was too lenient and urged Ottawa to refuse his transfer request.

Navy Capt. John Murphy, Guantanamo’s chief prosecutor, told reporters following Khadr’s trial that he felt justice had been served. While he maintained Khadr’s juvenile status did not merit special consideration during the trial, he conceded it was important in sentencing.

Churchill’s crocodile is getting hungry:

Khadr has filed a $10-million civil lawsuit against the Canadian government for its alleged role in his mistreatment.

And the boy jihadist is eligible for parole next summer, according to his laywers.

From a previous post: Media whitewashing of Canadian jihadist Omar Khadr

Omar Khadr killed at least one U.S. soldier. Obama knocked off 32 years from his sentence and he’s soon to be walking free in Canada.Watch and learn more about this unrepentant Islamic jihadist. h/t Vlad Tepes via Sun TV


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