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  1. How did Oswald get Abt's home number when it was listed under his wife's name? Did he get it from the Worker?
  2. The Fenster was a lobbyist for Hoffa and Organized Crime. Under the guise of protecting privacy rights etc he went after those who went after Hoffa and his flunkies. He worke for Long who was a Hoffa puppet. Later on his job was to cover up Ruby's connection to OC, Teamsters, Marcello etc. He was more dangerous than I first thought. BERNARD FENSTERWALD During 1975 "Bud" Fensterwald was this researcher’s major antagonist. He did all that he could to discredit my work. Bernard Fensterwald was born August 2, 1921, in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of a wealthy clothing merchant. In 1941 his mother, Blanche Fensterwald, was a delegate to the Southern Conference on Human Welfare, sponsored by the Southern Regional Council. According to Julius Mader, the CIA had used the Southern Regional Council in some unspecified manner during the 1960's. [FBI MURKIN 44-3886-4358; FBI WFO 62-112697-1] The NY Office of the FBI prepared a report on Blanche Fensterwald on August 24, 1956. She was mentioned in four other FBI files. In 1942 Bernard Fensterwald graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard. He served in the Navy in World War II, and received a degree from Harvard Law School in 1949. That year, Bernard Fensterwald was the Subject of an FBI applicant type investigation. Bernard Fensterwald entered the Georgetown University School of Advanced International Studies, a private institution, and received an M.A. in 1950. FENSTERWALD AND SENATOR JOSEPH McCARTHY From 1951 to 1956 Bernard Fensterwald worked for the State Department as an Assistant Legal Advisor. Bernard Fensterwald defended several State Department employees accused by Senator Joseph McCarthy of Communist affiliation. Some may have been CIA agents who used State Department cover. In 1953 Senator Joseph McCarthy led a Senate fight against the confirmation of intelligence community insider Charles E. Bohlen as Ambassador to the USSR. The attacks of Senator Joseph McCarthy on the CIA culminated on July 9, 1953, when his assistant, Roy M. Cohn, called the Agency and demanded that William Bundy, a Special Assistant to the Deputy Director of Intelligence, testify before Senator Joseph McCarthy's Committee. Allen Dulles refused to allow William Bundy to appear. When NIXON backed Allen Dulles, Senator Joseph McCarthy was defeated. William Bundy became head of the International Organization Division of the CIA, London CIA Chief of Station, and Assistant Deputy Director, (Plans) under CIA Director William Colby. [Winks Cloak & Gown p444] In 1958 Fensterwald wrote a paper entitled The Anatonmy Of American “Isolationism” and Expansionism Part I. The author of this study is currently administrative assistant to a United States Senator. However research was begun in 1954 at Cambridge University where he was studying on a leave of absence from the Department of State. At that time he was an assistant to the department’s legal advisor. He is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School and the School of Advanced International Studies of John Hopkins University. [http://jcr.sagepub.com/cgi/pdf_extract/2/2/111] SENATOR ESTES KEFAUVER In 1956 Bernard Fensterwald worked for Senator Estes Kefauver (Dem.-TN) who had conducted televised hearings into the Mafia. Kefauver had called for the resignation of Mafia associate Morris Shenker from the Democratic National Committee. Shenker would get Fensterwald his next position in government and the possibility exists that Fensterwald was Shenker’s spy. Shenker also represented many OC figures when they had been called to testify by the Kefauver Committee. In 1956 Senator Kefauver accepted the Vice-Presidential nomination on the Adlai Stevenson ticket, but both were defeated by the re-election of Dwight Eisenhower. In 1957, with his mother, Fensterwald visited the Soviet Union. In 1957 the FBI stated, "Fensterwald has gone out of his way to be helpful." On May 14, 1957, Fensterwald contacted Louis B. Nichols of the FBI. Senator Henning had been asked to introduce legislation to block the deportation of Pierre LaFitte. LaFitte was a hardcore international criminal who had been previously deported back to his native France. While awaiting deportation he turned snitch and testified against his cellmate. The Mafia had a contract out on him and it did not want him deported as that would make it harder to eliminate him. An unnamed FBI official reported: I told Fensterwald that this, of course, was a matter for the Immigration Service and on a purely personal and confidential basis the Senator should be exceedingly cautious before he got out on a limb; that if he inquired into LaFittes background he would find an extensive record; and that under no circumstances would the Bureau support LaFitte. I told him officially, of course, we could not take a position but that, personally, we would hate to see some friend embarrassed and he should be very cautious. Fensterwald stated that was enough for him. (Paragraph deleted) [FBI 66-18621-269] In March 1957 the FBI seized Hoffa in a plot to bribe a Senate Staff Aide on the Senate Select Committee on Labor and Management Practices. Robert Kennedy said the approach to the staff member had been made by attorney Hyman Fishbach. Fishbach had accused Senator Margret Chase Smith of Maine of harboring communist inclinations when he went after HOFFA in 1957. The Justice Department dropped the charges against Fishbach. In March 1961 Fishbach was injured when a bomb exploded as he turned on the ignition to his car. In 1959 Fensterwald was the Subject of another applicant-type inquiry conducted by the FBI. On March 12, 1961, Bernard Fensterwald replaced Paul Rand Dixon as an investigator for the Senate Antitrust and Monopoly Subcommittee headed by Senator Estes Kefauver. These hearings send several prominent electrical company executives to prison for price-fixing. Paul R. Dixon became head of the Federal Trade Commission. In 1961 Senator Estes Kefauver was investigating the drug industry. Hank Messick reported Senator Estes Kefauver fired Bernard Fensterwald. In May 1963 Kefauver was hospitalized in Bethesda Naval Hospital with a case of Asian influenza. On August 8, 1963 Kefauver was hospitalized at Bethesda with what was described as a mild heart attack. He first believed he was suffering from acute indigestion. Tests at the hospital disclosed the heart attack. He was ordered to get several weeks of bed rest, however his condition worsened and on August 10, 1963 – while waiting open-heart surgery at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Kefauver died of a ruptured aorta which caused a massive hemorrhage. His body was taken home to Madisonville for burial and no autopsy was performed. The cause of death was listed as a dissecting aneurysm, or ballooning of the aorta. Was this a drug-induced myocardial infarction? Circa 1967 Bernard Fensterwald left the State Department and was hired by Senator Thomas C. Hennings (Dem.-MO) as an investigator for the Senate Committee on Constitutional Rights. At this time the Democratic Party in Saint Louis, Missouri, was controlled by Morris Shenker, casino owner, Mafia house counsel and influence peddler at the highest levels of government. In 1951, when a Democratic Congressman from St. Louis Missouri died, the Republican opponent of the man the Democrats picked to run for his seat stated that her opponent had been handpicked by Morris Shenker. In 1954 Shenker had represented Truman pal Paul Dillon when Dillon was charged with not reporting income he received for facilitating the paroles of Mafia figures. SHENKER AND HIS PUPPET EDWARD V. LONG In 1960 Senator Thomas C. Hennings died of stomach cancer, and Edward Vaughan Long (born July 18, 1908) was appointed to take his place in Congress. Senator Edward V. Long was elected to a full six year term in 1962. Senator Edward V. Long was named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure in 1963. In the mid-1960’s Senator Edward V. Long was approached by Teamster Union boss James Hoffa, who was shopping for a congressional committee to investigate the tactics of United States Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Jimmy Hoffa was intent on retaliating against United States Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy for having exposed the connections of the Teamsters Union to organized crime, and for having indicted him on wiretapped evidence. Senator Long agreed to take up Jimmy Hoffa’s fight against Robert F. Kennedy’s alleged violations of civil liberties – for a price. Senator Edward V. Long was connected to Jimmy Hoffa through Attorney Morris Shenker, who worked on a five-figure retainer for Jimmy Hoffa. Senator Edward V. Long had received $48,000 from Morris Shenker for having referred Jimmy Hoffa to him. Senator Edward V. Long admitted living in the same Washington, D.C., apartment building as Jimmy Hoffa and said he had met him on several occasions. Senator Long selected Bernard Fensterwald as his Chief Counsel. Bernard Fensterwald was described as a heavy John F. Kennedy financial supporter who harbored a grudge against the Kennedys for having failed to give him the Ambassadorial post he had coveted. [William Lambert Life 5.26.67] Long and Fensterwald represented the interests of Organized Crime in the United States Senate. Long could not submit a bill that would legalize loan sharking, prostitution etc but under the guise of protecting “civil rights” he could go after the politicians and law enforcement officials who were going after the Teamsters and their brothers in the Mafia. Bernard Fensterwald even had the nerve to demand the FBI reveal the names of organized crime figures who were the Subjects of mail covers. Life Magazine reported: Three days later in Washington under the guise of getting urgent information for some future public hearings Chief Counsel Fensterwald began an unusual series of interviews of Justice Department lawyers and Carmine Bufalino case defendants. The transcripts of these secret interviews, which were never made public, begin with the statement that ‘the Subcommittee met, pursuant to notice…Bernard Fensterwald Jr. Chief Counsel for the Subcommittee presiding’ because no Senator was present. Notwithstanding Fensterwald’s effort to give these sessions the appearance of an official proceeding, the interrogation could not be conducted under oath. Fensterwald for that matter could not ‘preside’ at a session of the committee. That is a privilege reserved for Senators. It was apparent from Fensterwald’s questions that he had access to testimony taken in William Bufalino’s Detroit lawsuit, and that his aim was to try to link Detroit police to the IRS, thence to Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Justice Department, as parties to a wiretapping conspiracy against Hoffa. The parade of witnesses included William Hundley, former Chief of the Organized Crime Section, plus several lawyers still working in the section; a former Justice Department lawyer who was hostile to Robert Kennedy, and several Detroit area law enforcement officials. [LIFE – May 26, 1967] William Bufalino was an OC house counsel who represented HOFFA. Bufalino’s complaint contained two counts. The first count set forth a claim for damages in the amount of $1,550,000, alleging that defendants tapped the telephone line serving plaintiff’s residence and intercepted and divulged the contents of telephone calls of plaintiff, his wife and children, and also alleged that plaintiff’s private, confidential and privileged conversations and communications with his clients were invaded, thereby causing serious harm to him in his profession as a lawyer and to the offices which he held. The second count was for damages in the amount of $2,100,000, alleging a conspiracy to tap plaintiff’s telephone lines and intercept and divulge the contents of telephone calls in violation of his contractual rights and his right to privacy. After Hoffa’s disappearance from a parking lot in a Detroit suburb, Mr. Bufalino said he believed the union leader had been involved in an effort by the Central Intelligence Agency to arrange for American members of the Mafia to assassinate Fidel Castro, the Cuban President. Under Mr. Bufalino’s theory, Mr. Hoffa was killed to prevent him from disclosing anything about the alleged plot. The Life Magazine article determined that Senator Long and his Chief Counsel Bernard “Bud” Fensterwald was strongly influenced to take up the investigations of Federal snooping by friends who were high in the teamsters union. The hearings conducted by Fensterwald “blunted the Justice Department’s Organized Crime Drive by discrediting its participating governmental agencies; in particular the IRS.” The article also stated that Senator Long had misused his investigating subcommittee – first as an instrument of for trying to keep Jimmy Hoffa out of prison; subsequently for trying to get Hoffa’s conviction reversed. Mr. Fensterwald said Life Magazine had not established any connection between the wiretapping investigation and the efforts by Hoffa and his counsel to keep the teamster leader out of jail or get a reversal of his conviction. Mr. Fensterwald also intimated that the information about the referral fees had been leaked to Life Magazine by the IRS, which has been a principal object of Long’s inquiring. Fensterwald claimed, “We have tried to stay out of all cases in litigation. We have stayed religiously clear of the Hoffa case. [COUNSEL DEFENDS MOTIVES OF LONG; Denies Wiretap Inquiry Was Designed to Help Hoffa Close Friend of Senator Dirksen Rarely at Sessions By E. W. KENWORTHY Special to The New York Times May 22, 1967] Fensterwald accused Robert Kennedy of having planted an article in Life Magazine about Hoffa thereby trying Hoffa through the media. RFK had put Life Magazine in touch with Baron, a disgruntled Teamster. According to Robert Kennedy “There was a connection between Mr. Sam Baron and Life Magazine over whichI had no control and which was only to be published in case Mr. Baron was killed.” Fensterwald observed that there was nothing in the document describing plans for a possible article in Life to indicate that the article was to be published only in case of Mr. Baron’s death. ‘The article at that stage’ Mr. Fensterwald said, ‘had not been written. This was an arrangement whereby I understand it; you were putting what would normally be described as ‘a fink’ in touch with Time Life to write a magazine article?” Normally described as what?’ Mr. Kennedy asked. “Fink F-I-N-K” Mr Fensterwald said spelling the word. “A stool pigeon. Does that word strike a chord?” “I thought it was a citizen who was reporting information and evidence in connection with illegal activities.” The Senator said. “Let me say” Mr. Kennedy resumed, “I am shocked to hear that. I think there have been a lot of loyal people, if I may say Mr. Counsel that provided information to the United States Government in connection with Communist activities, underworld activities, narcotics activities at great risk to their own lives and I that is that has been very, very helpful to the United States. And it is also you position Sir” Mr. Fensterwald went on, “that it is proper for an attorney General to take sure people, even when a case is under investigation and indictment, and attempt to see that their testimony is printed in the public press rather than being taken in court.” That is not the way it was done, Mr. Counsel” the Senator replied, “I never did anything like that.” It was true that the Internal Revenue Service had leaked word of Morris Shenker’s payment to Senator Edward V. Long to William Lambert of Life magazine. In the mid-1960s, Florida Governor Claude Kirk commissioned Wackenhut to help fight the “war on organized crime”; this $500,000 contract lasted about a year and led to more than 80 criminal indictments, including many local politicians and government employees. Kirk was asked by Bernard Fensterwald about the possibility of a security risk or a conflict. Fensterwald also subpoenaed Post Office officials and questioned them about the use of mail covers and peep hole that allowed postal office personnel to read letters without opening them.In January 1975 Bernard Fensterwald testified on behalf of Morris Shenker at a Hearing of the Gaming Control Board in Nevada. The FBI stated: A review of Bureau file reveals no information directly connecting Senator Long with the leadership of La Cosa Nostra or other top racket figures. A review of data regarding certain of Long’s legal clients “shared” with Shenker, who has represented Teamster boss James Hoffa and who is described as being connected with various racket figures, shows connections with the hoodlum element and activities of questionable legality. [FBI 92-6054-2227] In 1967 Senator Edward V. Long was called before the Senate Ethics Committee and questioned about his connections to Jimmy Hoffa. In 1967 Frederick Praeger published The Intruders by Senator Edward V. Long. The book was dedicated to Fensterwald. Senator Edward V. Long was forced to resign in December 1968. The government service of Bernard Fensterwald ended with the downfall of Senator Edward V. Long. [FBI WFO 112697-1; NYT 3.28.73] In November 1971 Fensterwald stated that the FBI “was lax in investigating organized crime because many Congressmen had connections with the mafia.” [62-113904-40] Fensterwald was a disgruntled Kennedy supporter who was going to settle his vendetta with the Kennedy’s by hooking up with James Riddle Hoffa. I thought Fensterwald was working for the CIA but I was wrong. He was working for the mob AND the CIA. By 1966 the CIA had an interest in protecting certain members of organized crime, since the CIA worked with them in anti-Castro plotting. Whenever the CIA had an interest in something, such as McCarthy going after CIA agents under State Department cover, Fensterwald was on the scene. Senator Edward V. Long planned to call Robert Maheu to testify about invasions of privacy by private investigators. The CIA feared that its involvement with Robert Maheu and Johnny Rosselli would have surfaced during these hearings. The CIA reported: Upon notification for appearance before the Subcommittee, Mr. Maheu contacted his attorney, Edward Morgan of Washington, D.C. Mr. Morgan in turned contacted Mr. Morris Shenker, an attorney in Saint Louis, Missouri, who personally knows Senator Edward V. Long. It is reported that a meeting was arranged to discuss the appearance of Mr. Maheu before the Subcommittee which meeting was attended by Senator Long, his staff assistant Mr. Bernard Fensterwald (who is performing the staff work for the Subcommittee hearings) Mr. Morgan and Mr. Shenker. On June 6, 1966, Robert Maheu told CIA’s Director of Assistant Deputy Director of Security, (IOS) James P. O’Connell, that he got …the impression from Morgan, who is still dealing with the Saint Louis attorney [shenker], a personal friend of Senator Long, that the Committee has done some additional checking, and earlier information regarding Maheu’s activities may not be as solid as earlier believed. I next asked Robert Maheu if Bernard Fensterwald had actually identified Sam Giancana, Onassis, Niarchus etc. by name as he had previously indicated to Colonel Sheffield Edwards and myself. He replied in the affirmative, and speculated that this convinced him someone has been ‘talking.’ He conjectured that several people knew about the bug on Onassis’s New York office, including Taggart who, to date, has not contacted him. John Frank, former CIA employee, and a John Geraghty (phonetic), a free lance newspaperman who was employed by him at the time. In the case of Sam, Ed Dubois and a couple of his technicians were aware of Maheu’s tie-in with Giancanna. While Bob [Robert Maheu] was not identified in the press as being involved, he was definitely linked as a result of the technicians identified in the press as being involved, he was definitely linked as a result of the technician, who, when arrested and detained at the Sheriff’s office in Las Vegas, failing to locate Dubois, telephoned Maheu directly at the Kennelworth Hotel, Miami Beach, in the presence of Sheriff’s personnel, to advise him of his compromise. According to Maheu, neither Dubois nor his employees, were aware of the true relationship between Maheu and Sam. The CIA then reported: According to Maheu, Shenker has some strong hold on Senator Long and also has Bernard Fensterwald indebted to him as he got Fensterwald his job...Maheu claims that this case could be “closed-up” if we merely approach Senator Long, and say that the questioning of Maheu might be harmful to the national security. He implies that while Senator Long has agreed not to call him, the Senator is looking for something on which to base this decision and our approach would be sufficient to clinch the situation. The CIA felt “...Fensterwald will approach us about any problem areas from our point of view.” [CIA Memo DD/CIA from Houston 6.21.66] The CIA reported: In 1966 information was received by the Agency indicating that the Senate Administrative Practices Subcommittee, under the chairmanship of Senator Edward Long, had advised Maheu that his testimony was desired concerning his relationship with Onassis, Savros Niarchos, Sam Giancanna and (Deleted as of 2010). The Subcommittee interest was invasion of privacy and particularly the use of audio devices by private investigators. In July 1966, Senator Long was alerted to the fact that the Agency had had sensitive operational contacts with Maheu. Senator Long was told that the Agency had used Maheu over the years, on a number of occasions, but that he never had been asked to engage in any wiretapping and had never engaged in any such activities on our behalf. Office of Security files do not indicate whether or not Maheu did appear before this Subcommittee, although it appears that he did not. Robert Maheu never testified. The subcommittee held widely publicized hearings and damaged Robert F. Kennedy, but not the CIA. The CIA compiled a dossier on Senator Edward V. Long. [NYT 1.17.75 p9] Maheu died August 6, 2008 at age 90. THE DEATH OF EDWARD LONG On November 6, 1972, ex-Senator Edward V. Long died. Thomas Osborn, prosecuting attorney of Audrain County, who has been appointed a special investigator in the Long case said that Miss Helen Dunlop [Long’s mistress and secretary] had not told authorities about Mr. Long’s proported statement on being poisoned until early April 1973. She told him that a box of candy had arrived at Mr. Long’s estate called Brookville Farm in Clarksville, Mo. November 2, 1973 and that she had typed a letter of thanks to an unidentified suburban man whose business card accompanied the box. Miss Dunlop, who is 46, told investigators she later saw the box opened at the Brookville Home November 5 when she visited the Senator. On November 6, 1973 she said, she was notified that the Senator was ill and went to Brookville, where Mr. Long complained that the candy tasted bitter and that he thought he had been poisoned because his arms and legs felt numb. A few hours later, before a physician could arrive Mr. Long was dead. The candy was never recovered. The man whose name was on the business card said he had not been associated with the business noted on the card when the candy was send and has denied sending it to Mr. Long. He was not identified by authorites. (NYT April 21, 1973) In April 1973 the body of Edward V. Long was exhumed. The only identifiable substances found in his stomach were parts of an undigested apple. [NYT 5.3.73] Judging from his past associations Long very well might have been poisoned by an untraceable poison. If this was the case it was the CIA, not the mob. THE COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE ASSASSINATIONS In January 1969, two months after having left Senator Edward V. Long’s “Get Robert F. Kennedy Subcommittee,” Bernard Fensterwald founded the Committee To Investigate Assassinations, which was allegedly dedicated to finding the real assassins of John F. Kennedy. ANGLETON’S Deputy, James Hunt, asked the FBI for more information on the Committee To Investigate Assassinations. [FBI 62-19060-6681] The CIA: Our records show that Richard Sprague, a management consultant and photographic researcher, appeared in a New York Times article of May 24, 1968, in which he claimed that within an hour of the assassination of President Kennedy three men may have been pulled off freight cars in a railroad yard near Dealey Plaza. We have no further identifiable record of him. The Committee to Investigate Assassinations was formed by Fensterwald and Sprague, not to reveal the truth about the Kennedy assassination, but to suppress it. Many of JACK RUBY’S CALLS A lot of researchers like Jim Lesar, Kevin Walsch and others were fooled by Fensterwald and worked with him and were influenced by him. BERNARD FENSTERWALD AND JAMES EARL RAY In March 1969 Fensterwald told the press that the CHRIST tramp, who he called Frenchy resembled the sketch of Ray’s “Raoul.” JFK, KING DEATH LINK IS CLAIMED (Washington UPI) A private committee contends it has found a link between the slaying of JFK and MLK Jr. Bernard Fensterwald Jr. told a news conference Monday the alleged link is a picture taken of in Dallas an hour after Kennedy was shot. The photograph is a blown-up shot of a man supposedly being arrested in Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Fensterwald exhibited the photograph and said the man pictured strongly resembled a police sketch made in Memphis from accounts of eyewitnesses to the King assassination. In a Ramparts Magazine article written in 1968 William Turner had pointed out the resemblance between the CHRIST tramp and the MLK assailant sketch. Fensterwald was going to overshadow Turner so that he would be sure that anyone with further information would approach him and not Turner. In the spring of 1970 James Earl Ray hired Bernard Fensterwald as his attorney; he fired him in 1976. In June 1974 Bernard Fensterwald filed a motion to grant James Earl Ray a new trial on the basis of alleged collusion between William Bradford Huie and the former attorneys of James Earl Ray. Bernard Fensterwald was involved with a lot of bogus activity surrounding the King assassination. In September 1974, Robert Livingston, a Memphis lawyer and Special Deputy Sheriff, held a press conference at which he announced: “There were three gunmen, one from the underworld who is now serving a sentence in a Canadian prison and proposes to testify to give a complete expose of the King murder case and to give names and telephone numbers of the four...wealthy, socially prominent Americans...one black...who hired him...for $100,000 to kill King.” Robert Livingston contacted Memphis attorney Russell X. Thompson and asked him to represent these hired killers, who agreed to testify if they were granted complete immunity. Russell X. Thompson was known as a liberal, and represented the NAACP. Russell X. Thompson received a phone call from one of the alleged gunman who wanted $3000 to come to Memphis. Bernard Fensterwald and Robert Livingston allegedly met one of the gun man in Detroit, then took him to Tennessee to see James Earl Ray. James Earl Ray refused to speak with him and the “hired gun men” story proved false. Priscilla Johnson’s former husband, George McMillan, believed he knew the identity of one of the hired gun men. George McMillan did a book on the Martin Luther King killing, Portrait of an Assassin. “I have always believed that James Earl Ray did it alone” said George McMillan. In 1994 James Earl Ray became suspicious of Bernard Fensterwald: When he first started representing me he appeared very diligent; however, after he obtained the evidentiary hearing in the Memphis Federal Court he appeared to become very defensive in prosecuting the matter. He wouldn’t permit his associate, Jim Lesar, to ask certain witnesses questions. Lesar’s intentions were okay but he did not have the experience to brief a H.C. case. After the evidentiary hearing in Memphis, Fensterwald asked me to let Lesar file the briefs to the 6th circuit and argue them at the hearing. At that time Lesar was young and not a cr. Attorney. The next time I saw Fensterwald was 15 years later (1990), I think, in Brushy Mountain prison. He showed me a picture along with some information about a dude named Smith...Fensterwald asked if Smith was Raoul. Now Smith was an Anglo and I assumed he spoke with a Texas accent, i.e. he had very little in common with Raoul. About three months ago I filed an FOIA request with the FBI/JD asking for Fensterwald’s private files. [ltr.from Ray to AJW 8.31.94, 5.4.94; MURKIN FBI 44-38861-5955, 5950, 5957, 5948, 5947] In 1983 an administrative law judge ruled that the 22 members of a disbanded Navy intelligence unit that spied on maritime operations around the world were government employees even though they had signed contracts with front corporations set up to cloack their naval ties. They Navy had argued that the former spies were ineligible for normal civil service benefits. Fensterwald won the case. JAMES McCORD AND FENSTERWALD On May 24, 1972, JAMES W. McCORD retained Bernard Fensterwald as his counsel in Watergate. After he was arrested at Watergate, McCORD was going to blame the break-in on the CIA, but McCORD changed his mind. McCORD stated: I have released Gerald Alch as my defense attorney in the Watergate case [and hired Bernard Fensterwald who put up $40,000 bail for McCORD]. In a meeting recently in which our defense plans for Watergate trial were discussed, Alch persisted in a proposal that I claim the Watergate operation was a CIA operation. That is flatly untrue, and when I rejected it, he then went on to make a second proposal. The second proposal then was that I claim that the four Cubans and I cooked up the bugging operation on our own. This was also untrue. [Ervin Hearings p3444] GERALD ALCH Gerald Alch denied McCORD'S charges. He said that McCORD'S statement that he told McCORD that his CIA records could be altered to support the claim Watergate was a CIA operation was also false. Gerald Alch, a former associate of F. Lee Bailey who is now a judge in Massachusetts, testified to the Senate Select Committee on Illegal Campaign Activities: "Bernard Fensterwald said to McCORD, 'The reporters have been asking me whether or not you or I had ever had any past relationship? I told him that we had...Well, after all, you have in the past submitted me checks which were donations to the Committee To Investigate Assassinations.' McCORD smiled and said 'That's right.'" McCORD ASSOCIATES The Committee To Investigate Assassinations was funded by McCORD ASSOCIATES, which for all practical purposes, was a CIA proprietary. The CIA reported that U.S. Attorney Earl Silbert …is aware that Ralph True was going to go to work for McCORD. [He] would like to know of any other individuals who possibly had been talked to by McCORD when looking toward employment. The CIA listed 12 former CIA employees who had applied to McCORD ASSOCIATES for work: (1) William Francis Shea. Entered On Duty 1951, Office of Strategic Research, DDI Intelligence Officer at the time of his resignation. He had (deleted as of 2010) resigned in lieu of termination and may not be to favorably disposed toward the Agency. As previously indicated, his wife, Therese Mae Shea, works as a secretary at McCord Associates. The Office of Personnel referred Mr. Shea to McCORD Associates in 1971, and Dr. Edward M. Gunn indicated that Mr. Shea is affiliated with the Institute for Protection and Safety Studies, Inc. (2) Therese Mae Shea. Entered on duty at the CIA in 1948. Wife of William Francis Shea. Hired by McCORD as secretary. (3) James Corbin Fitchett. Entered On Duty 1951. Was supposed to be hired June 30, 1972, to work with the Committee to Re-elect President NIXON. (4) Ross Ward Lambert a former OSS employee, served with the Agency from January 11, 1965, to August 9, 1971, and was a GS-13, Contract Employee assigned to the Special Operations Division/DDP, at the time of his resignation. Mr. Lambert served extensively in the Far East Division overseas posts, and there was a previous security interest in the case because of his daughter’s involvement in activities of the Students for a Democratic Society, SDS. The Office of Personnel referred Mr. Lambert to McCord Associates but he took a job elsewhere. (5) Louis Edgar Sherrad. Served with the Agency from July 2, 1952, until January 31, 1969, when he resigned. Security Officer assigned to the Security Research Staff. Background centers on industrial and physical security. (6) Ralph Orlando True. Entered On Duty 1950. Still Agency employed. Ralph Orlando True was also supposed to retire on June 30, 1972, and join McCORD ASSOCIATES. (7) Dr. Edward Mansfield Gunn. Entered On Duty 1955. Served with the Agency until May 31, 1971, and was a GS-17, Deputy Director of Medical Services, at the time of his retirement. Dr. Gunn was interviewed by an Office of Security representative on June 19, 1972, and discussed in some detail his involvement with the Institute for Protection and Safety Studies, Inc. which is affiliated with McCORD Associates and occupies space in the same offices. Hired. (8) Dr. Jacob Victor Golder. Former GS-15, Chief of Psychological Services Staff/Office of Medical Services. (9) Harry Thayer Mahoney. Entered On Duty 1951. In 1972 he was a GS-14 Operations Officer assigned to Western Hemisphere Division/DDP. He had been acquainted with HOWARD HUNT and McCORD through the years. In 1976 Harry T. Mahoney worked for the Burns International Investigation Bureau. Mahoney had written CIA Agent David McLean a letter mentioning FRANK STURGIS. [Harry Mahoney 1110 Shady Lane, Wheaton, Il. 60187 AFIO 1994; Counterspy Spring 1976] (10) James Louis Baker served with the Agency from July 2, 1952 until June 24, 1972 when his contract was allowed to expire. Mr. Baker, a GS-12. Operations Officer assigned to Special Operations Division/DDP, was in Saigon, South Vietnam from April 1968 to July 24, 1971 when he was returned to Headquarters because of serious (deleted) problems involving his wife. Divorce proceedings continued through early 1972, and his case has been monitored by the Office of Personnel. Subject was referred to McCord Associates by the Office of Personnel, but he acquired a position with the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs effective as of June 26, 1972. His application may possibly be on file at McCord Associates. (11) George Theodore Stanton. Served with the Agency from August 4, 1947, to January 8, 1972, and was a GS-14, Operations Officer, assigned to the Counter-Intelligence Staff/DDP. Dr. Gunn indicated that Mr. Stanton has been serving as a consultant to the Institute for Protection and Safety Studies, Inc. (12) Walter Edward Brayden. Entered On Duty 1947. Hired. Intelligence Officer, DD/P. In April 1972, he served as guard for Mrs. Martha Mitchell on a trip to Chicago. The CIA reported that McCORD …gave him his expense account money in ten new one hundred dollar bills. McCORD wanted Braydon to carry a gun, and when Braydon showed reluctance McCORD told him it was OK since he was working to the Attorney General of the U.S. O'Malley also said that Brayden performed security sweeps of the office of the Committee to Re-elect the President. [CIA Memo For: DD/Pers/SP Subject: Meeting with Frank O'Malley] Shea gave up eavesdropping and in 1980 wrote “The role and function of technology in American popular music, 1945-1964.” Mr. Fitchett holds an M.A. in government from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and an A. B. in political science from the American University in Washington, D.C. He is a former Trustee and Chairman of the Board of the Boston Society for Information Management. Mr. Fitchett often speaks at national conferences and has published in health care journals and texts. Ross Ward Lambert was an expert on computer enhancement of sound and computer voice recognition. In April 1947 Ralph Orlando True, Jr., was an OSS agent and assistant attaché in Greece working under Thomas Karamessines. Doctor Gunn was hired by McCord Associates to poison people! Harry Thayer Mahoney was a retired CIA agent and author of numerous books chronicling espionage and documenting the lives of Communists like Leon Trotsky. Harry was a CIA historian. George Stanton wrote "Defense Against Communist Interrogation Organizations." [studies in Intelligence 13, no. 4 (Fall 1969)] THE DEATH OF MARTHA MITCHELL AJ WEBERMAN TURNS MARTHA MITCHELL ON TO THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE JFK HIT AND WATERGATE Martha Mitchell died on June 1, 1976. She was 57. Her physician, Dr. Klaus Mayer, attributed her death to multiple myeloma, a rare type of malignancy that attacked bone marrow, complicated by hemorrhage and terminal bronchial pneumonia. Martha Mitchell was unconscious as a result of a heart attack. In 1994 Dr. Klaus Mayer stated: "There was nothing suspicious about her death. She had a not-so-rare type malignancy which is almost always fatal, and in her case, it was. She was bleeding from the G.I. tract, but that's not so unusual either. She drank a fair amount. Her illness was complicated by hemorrhage and terminal bronchial pneumonia because she was on cortisone-like drugs which provoke that sort of thing. She had an autopsy. When we saw her she was slowly, but surely, going to die of a disease that everybody I've ever known would die of. She was being treated for bone marrow cancer before I saw her. That was a straight forward disease. There is no way of giving it, or inducing it. Not even radiation. What is interesting is how she was treated in California after she squealed on the NIXON administration. She claimed, and I have no evidence to work on, things like that may have occurred before she suspected it. But not for a period of time. No one got near her at the hospital or at home. She was in the advanced stages of a malignant disease." Most of the applicants referred to McCORD ASSOCIATES by the CIA were hired. What they were to do for McCORD ASSOCIATES remained a mystery. McCORD knew CHRIST and ANGLETON. McCORD might have been in Dealey Plaza disguised as a Secret Service agent. He looked the part. Why had he supported an organization like the Committee To Investigate Assassinations which was supposed to uncover his crime? McCORD, LOUIS RUSSELL AND FENSTERWALD Louis Russell was the intermediary between McCORD ASSOCIATES and Bernard Fensterwald. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Louis Russell was the son of an FBI Agent. In 1937 he joined the Bureau, and worked there until 1944, when he was forced to leave because of alcoholism. From 1945 to 1954, Louis Russell worked as an investigator for the House Un-American Activities Committee and became its Chief Investigator in 1949. Louis Russell worked with NIXON on the Alger Hiss case. In 1954 he was fired for drinking, but was reinstated by Senator James O. Eastland (Dem.-MS), and remained with the House Un-American Activities Committee until 1966. In January 1972 Louis Russell met with JAMES McCORD, and was hired by the Committee to Re-elect President NIXON and by McCORD ASSOCIATES and by Fensterwald’s COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE ASSASSINATIONS. [FBI DC 139-166 rel. 6.27.72] Louis Russell was interviewed by Special Agents of the FBI on June 29, 1972: He does not recall ever receiving a phone call on April 25, 1972, from McCord Associates to the phone number 234-9746 which is the pay telephone located in the hall of the rooming house where he resides. He advised that he does know JAMES McCORD of McCORD Associates and that he is employed by JAMES McCORD. He stated that the phone call could have been taken by any of the tenants living in the rooming house...He first met JAMES McCORD in January or February 1972 at Scholls Restaurant in Washington, D.C. at which time McCORD asked him to work for him as an investigator for the National Committee to Re-elect the President. He stated that McCORD said he was recommended to by someone, whose name he did not disclose. Russell advised that this is probably correct as he has done investigative work in an around Washington, D.C. for some time. He said his first job was to do a background check on a female, name 'Jane' (LNU) who was in the employ of the National Committee to Re-elect the President. He said for that job he received $40 paid by check in advance by McCORD. His next job was a background check on a male 'hippie' messenger for the National Committee to Re-elect the President. He said for that for this job he received $25. He advised he was also asked to check out a magazine by the title of The Sociables and a woman by the name of Rita Gerin. He gave written reports to McCORD on all the above cases. On June 1, 1972, McCORD put him on retainer of $710 per month to continue until the Presidential Election was over with the purpose of investigating Jack Anderson to determine the source of Anderson's information. He furnished McCORD with one report on Anderson for which he received $75. He stated that he worked this case solely during the month of June but that now that the 'Democratic Committee Bugging Incident Occurred' he does not know if he will still be employed by McCORD. He advised that he also worked for McCORD as a security guard at 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C. for about two weeks prior to being put on retainer by McCORD. He said that it was his understanding he was employed by the National Committee to Re-elect the President and was hired by JAMES McCORD. His checks were drawn on the Maryland National Bank on the account of Mr. and Mrs. James McCORD or McCORD Associates. He couldn't remember which. He said that he saw JAMES and Mrs. McCORD last night at their home, but that they did not discuss the break-in of the Democratic National Headquarters, nor did McCORD give any information as to Russell's current employment status with the National Committee to Re-elect the President. As far as the Anderson investigation was concerned Russell stated that he was never told what person, or persons, in the National Committee to Re-elect the President was interested or requested the Anderson investigation. Russell advised that his background concerning investigative work started in 1937 when he was a Special Agent for the FBI. He was employed by the FBI from June 1937 until 1944, when he left the FBI because of personal reasons; i.e. first wife committing suicide and his becoming a heavy drinker. He stated that most of his work in the FBI was in the Washington, D.C. area. After 1944 he worked in many varied jobs and found work wherever he could. From 1945 until 1954 he worked as an investigator for the House Committee on Un-American Activities and was fired in 1954 for drinking, but was reinstated in 1957 by Francis B. Walter. He stayed with the House Committee on Un-American Activities until 1967. Since that time he has worked varied jobs, but mainly doing investigations and background checks for clients. He admitted that at one time he was an alcoholic, and a member of Alcoholic's Anonymous. He ran a home for Alcoholics Anonymous from February 1969 to 1970. He stated that his name has appeared in the following books: Six Crisis by RICHARD NIXON, The Committee by Walter Goodman and The Witness by Whitaker Chambers. The Senate Select Committee on Illegal Campaign Practices stated in its Minority Report: The Committee did review evidence of a potential link between JAMES MCCORD and the security guard force [of the Watergate Hotel] in the person of Mr. Louis Russell as follows. On June 8, 1973, Mr. F. Kelly Chamberlain, ex-Vice President of General Security Services, Inc. (In charge of the Watergate security force), advised the staff the Mr. L. J. Russell did 'piece work' for that organization between December 1971 and March 1972. Chamberlain stated that Russell's work had no relation to the Watergate complex and that he had no knowledge of any acquaintance between Russell and Frank Willis, the guard who reported the possibility of illegal entry on June 17, 1972, to the police...The Louis Russell referred to by Mr. Chamberlain is the same person employed by JAMES MCCORD on June 16, 1972, through June 17, 1972. Russell advised the staff that he had worked for General Security as late as January 1972, but that he did not know Frank Willis...Russell stated that he never met any Watergate figures other than MCCORD; was not aware of MCCORD'S Watergate-related plans or activities until learning of the arrests in the newspapers on June 18, 1972. Russell did state that he had eaten at the Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge across from the Watergate on the night of June 16, 1972, but that his presence there on the eve of the break-in was merely coincidental...On July 3, 1972, Russell told the FBI that he had eaten at the Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on June 16, 1972, because he had fond memories of that restaurant. Russell asserted he did not see McCORD while he was at Howard Johnson's and was able to identify photographs of Baldwin and HUNT, but he could not remember where he had seen them. On May 9, 1973, Russell advised the Chief Counsel of this Committee that he maintained no bank account prior to 1969 and could produce no statements for the Committee. Mr. William Birely advised the Committee on August 27, 1973, that he had known Russell for approximately two years and that he employed Russell as a researcher on a part-time basis and rented Russell quarters adjacent to his office space. He described Russell as a Democrat who was extremely critical of President NIXON. Louis James Russell died on July 2, 1973, without being re-interviewed by the staff. On July 2, 1973, about a month after Judge Gerald Alch testified about McCORD'S connection to Fensterwald, Louis Russell, 61, was found dead of a heart attack in the home of his daughter in Maryland. He had previously been in Washington Adventist Hospital, but had been released about ten days before he died. He was never questioned by the Senate Select Committee on Illegal Campaign Activities. The request of Alger Hiss for a ruling on the death of Louis Russell was turned down. [KGB Yakovlev Wash. Silhouettes p122] McCORD stated: A false allegation was made shortly after March 23, 1973, that E. HOWARD HUNT and FRANK STURGIS were in Dallas at the time the President was killed, and a photograph was circulated purporting to be HUNT and STURGIS there at the time. Persons I know circulated and touted the story to the press, knowing the allegation was false in its entirety, and further that the men in the photographs bore no resemblance whatever to HUNT and STURGIS. I know that HUNT was not in Dallas and had no connection whatever with the President's death...Great anguish and damage has been done to HUNT, and no doubt will be taken into consideration by a parole board considering his release from prison. [McCORD ltr. to Dan Schultz 12.17.76] On November 10, 1973, McCORD threatened to sue Paul Krassner, the publisher of the Realist, for libel, after Krassner ran an article by Mae Brussell that linked McCORD to Dealey Plaza. McCORD AND LEE PENNINGTON Leonard W. Pennington, left his job with the FBI, where he served as liaison with the American Legion, to help organize the American Security Council. Pennington became the Internal Security Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of the American Security Council. In 1964, Lee Pennington was involved in an investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy for the American Security Council. The Director of the American Security Council, John Fisher, also a former FBI Special Agent, telephoned the FBI in 1964 and told the Bureau that Lee Pennington knew someone who knew the Paine family. [NYT 7.3.73; FBI CG 62-6115 12.5.63] From 1983 to 1984 John Fisher raised money for the Nicaraguan Contras. In 1985 he joined the World Anticommunist League (whose members included Alpha-66) in its fight against the Sandinistas. The report of Senator Howard Baker on the CIA's involvement in Watergate stated that Lee Pennington was a "domestic agent...possibly in violation of the CIA's Charter." In August 1975 there was a break-in at the home of Senator Howard Baker, however, no valuables were reported missing. [Wise American Police State p164] THE TWO PENNINGTONS The CIA reported: The Pennington Matter: For many years a man named Lee Pennington has been retained by the CIA as a Confidential Informant. His compensation from the CIA has been $250 per month. Mr. Howard Osborn stated that he has no idea what kind of information has been supplied to the Agency by Pennington in exchange for the compensation paid him. In August 1972 Mr. Osborn was on vacation during the time his deputy (Deleted) was in charge of the Office of Security. (The Office of Security had been designated by the DCI as the liaison with all other governmental agencies and departments relating to Watergate matters). While Mr. Osborn was on vacation an FBI Agent named Arnold Parham contacted the Office of Security and requested information on a man simply known as 'Pennington.' The request was directed to Steve Kuhn of the Office of Security. Steve Kuhn's Deputy, Hollis Whitaker, took the request of Agent Arnold Parham to (deleted as of 2010) and asked whether the FBI should be given the names of both Penningtons or just one of them. (Deleted as of 2010) [Gaynor] instructed Whitaker that Parham should be supplied only with the name of Cecil Harold Pennington, a retired employee of the CIA, who was not related in any way to Lee Pennington. [Cecil Harold Pennington was a former CIA Staff Employee, who retired in 1961.] (Deleted as of 2010) instructed Whitaker that Lee Pennington's name should not be given to Parham. On August 25, 1972, the FBI reviewed Cecil Pennington's CIA file. The FBI found: "No indication from CIA record that Cecil Pennington served as McCORD'S supervisor." When the FBI interviewed Cecil Pennington, it found that "he was associated with, and was a co-worker (not supervisor) of McCORD, but has had no contact with McCORD since he retired in April 1961." The CIA reported: (Deleted as of 2010) [Gaynor] instructed Hollis Whitaker that Lee Pennington's name should not be given to Parham. (Deleted as of 2010) would have known that JAMES McCORD, while he was employed in the Office of Security, had acted as the Case Officer for Lee Pennington, that McCORD was involved in the Watergate break-in, and that the FBI was really interested in Lee Pennington. Howard Osborn states that all of the above information came to his attention in February 1974 and that he had no knowledge of it until that time. Lee Pennington and a man named (Deleted as of 2010) were the only two confidential informants who Osborn can think of who were employed as such by the Office of Security during his tenure with that office. (This is in addition to CIA employees and the employees of propriety investigating companies who have been used as informants.) [several lines deleted] Mr. Pennington was apparently terminated as a CIA informant on December 31, 1973. Howard Osborn states that he started action to terminate (Deleted as of 2010) in about January or February 1973. He thought that (Deleted as of 2010) had never provided anything to the Office of Security and that it was no crime to have a domestic informant. Both Pennington and (Deleted as of 2010) had been informants for the Office of Security for many years. They had been retained in that capacity even before Osborn became Deputy Director of Security in 1963. PENNINGTON BURNS McCORD'S FILES In February 1974, in connection with a search of files in the Office of Security, some indication was turned up the Howard Osborn had been informed in January 1973 about the fact that Lee Pennington had entered the home and office of McCORD at the request of Mrs. McCORD on January 22, 1972, to locate and destroy records which would have revealed a 'link' between McCORD and the CIA. Howard Osborn denies that he ever received any such information. The information was allegedly given to him by Paul Gaynor, Chief of Security Research, in the Office of Security. Paul Gaynor retired in 1973 at the request of Osborn, who had been directed to cut out a GS-16 from his staff in a personnel reduction move. He states that Mr. Gaynor accepted his request gracefully and retired. Osborn and Paul Gaynor have never discussed with each other the subject of Lee Pennington or the deception practiced on the FBI in August 1972. Osborn does not think that Gaynor opened up the subject, but he does believe that Gaynor has testified before either one of the Congressional Committees investigating Watergate of the Special Prosecutor's Office. After Mr. Gaynor retired, Lou Vasaly of the Office of Security has handled contacts with (Deleted as of 2010) and Pennington. In January or February 1974 Mr. Osborn sent Sidney Steinbridge of the Office of Security to New York to terminate (Deleted as of 2010). On September 1, 1972, Lee Pennington was interviewed by the FBI. Lee Pennington stated: He has been acquainted with McCORD since the mid-1950's and since the Watergate incident on June 17, 1972, Lee Pennington met with McCORD about six times. One or two days after McCORD'S arrest, Lee Pennington brought dinner to the McCORD family at their residence. He made no mention of having seen Mrs. McCord burn any papers or that he participated in such a burning. We did not recheck with CIA as there was no reason to do so. In January 1973 Howard Osborn, the Director/Office of Security of the CIA ordered that all CIA files about Lee Pennington be removed from the CIA Watergate files. As a result of this, the Director/Office of Security was forced to resign. No investigation concerning Lee Pennington's involvement in the alleged burning incident was requested by the Special Prosecution Force. [5.1.74 Memo Agent Angelo J. Leno, WFO/USA Earl J. Silbert] Senator Howard Baker said Lee Pennington burned McCORD'S files in McCORD'S home, two days after the Watergate break-in. Senator Howard Baker believed Lee Pennington told Paul Gaynor of this activity in June 1972. Paul Gaynor, who had been slated to be hired by McCORD ASSOCIATES after his retirement, denied it, although he could not deny his association with McCORD: On June 23, 1972, Leo J. Dunn, Deputy Director, Personnel Security, CIA, advised telephone number (deleted) is a CIA number for Paul Gaynor who would retire as of June 30, 1972, as Chief, Research Division, Office of Security, CIA. Dunn furnished a June 21, 1972, memorandum regarding (deleted) association with McCORD and a copy of his biographical data. [FBI Bufile 4679-647X] McCORD communicated with Paul Gaynor after Watergate. In a memorandum for the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Richard Helms, from CIA Inspector General William V. Broe, Potential Flap Activities, Contacts With Watergate Figures [5.21.73 rel. 8.15.76], it was noted: McCORD had written letters to the Agency since his arrest. The first dated July 29, 1972, was addressed to Richard Helms and was handled as a routine crank letter until it was recognized that the "JIM" who signed it was McCORD. Later letters from McCORD were addressed to Paul Gaynor at his home address. The fact that these letters have been received has been very tightly held. No action was taken in regard to them. The letters reported that pressure was being put on the burglars to blame the CIA for Watergate. Richard Helms never gave the letters to Watergate prosecutors, however, in May 1973, they were uncovered by the Office of the Inspector General of the CIA and released. Lee Pennington spoke with Senator Howard Baker, in February 1972; he died suddenly of a heart attack on December 19, 1972. Lee Pennington did not testify before the SSCIA or the Ervin Committee. His relationship with McCORD and the Office of Security of the remained a mystery. [CIA 777-336A; Ross & Wise Inv. Gov. p187; Baker Report p14; NYT 1.5.75; FBI CG 62-61115-12.5.63] On September 18, 1972, a message from (deleted) was sent to the Acting Director of the FBI, Attention Domestic Intelligence Division, captioned "Bernard Fensterwald Jr. - Freedom of Information Act." It read: "Rebucab September fifteen last. Ltr to CIA September 22, 1972." [FBI 62-112697-18] This concerned the Fenster’s request for photos of the man first thought to OSWALD photographed leaving the Soviet Embassy in Mexico City. In November 1973 the CIA had an interest in Bernard Fensterwald's assassination research conference and supplied the FBI with a schedule. Bernard Fensterwald went into partnership with the co-counsel of John Dean, Robert McCandless. Coincidently, Dean married Senator Henning’s daughter Maureen Henning. Robert McCandless was linked to Southern Capital, which John Marks, a former State Department Intelligence Analyst, called "the CIA's largest remaining proprietary." [Miami Herald 7.18.76] John Marks wrote: Lawyers who have had ties with CIA proprietaries have also represented well-known figures in politically charged cases. Robert McCandless resigned as a partner (from Burwell, Hansen and McCandless) in 1973 in order to serve as co-counsel to John Dean. Jeb Magruder, another key witness against NIXON aides in Watergate trials, had a lawyer, James Bierbower, who had served as Vice President of Southern Air Transport, one of the CIA's largest air proprietaries. To complete the circle, James Bierbower worked out of the same office, in the mid-1960's, as Southern Capital's Marvin Evans, and Marvin Evans later shared space with the Robert McCandless firm." [Agee & Wolfe Dirty Work p133] Robert McCandless commented to this researcher: I never had anything to do with anything other than law firms. I don't know what you mean. None of it is true, I never had any ties to Southern Capital. I never shared space with Marvin Evans. He has his facts wrong. In 1992 the Bush Adminstration ordered McClandless to stop providing legal services to the military dictatorship of Haiti. McCandless, who ran Minnesota Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey's 1968 Democratic presidential campaign, said he collected more than $100,000 in fees from the Haitians. Bernard Fensterwald's offices were above those of Intertel. In 1975 Senator Howard Baker revealed that Bernard Fensterwald had a CIA file. [NYT 1.17.75] In late 1976 the Washington Star ran an article, "IS FENSTERWALD A CIA PLANT?," written by Bill Choyke of the Capitol Hill News Service that concerned Bernard Fensterwald's attempt to become Chief Counsel of the HSCA: Committee Vice Chairman Rep. Henry Gonzalez, the Texas Democrat who introduced the first resolution calling for an assassination inquiry, has privately voiced his strong opposition to Fensterwald having any role on the committee, even as an unofficial advisor...In a telephone interview Fensterwald first acknowledged that he had connections with the CIA and then scoffed at the suggestion. 'I am on the payroll,' he said. However, when pressed, he said he had 'nothing to do with the CIA. There is absolutely no reason to think I am a member of the CIA, absolutely no vestige of evidence of any kind.' In another interview Bernard Fensterwald was asked: The Committee to Investigate Assassinations has long been suspected by some people of being somehow connected with the CIA and you yourself being labeled possibly a CIA agent or CIA plant. Are you in fact a CIA agent of any sort? Bernard Fensterwald responded: No, I'm a full-time lawyer. Neither I, nor my partner, have ever been affiliated with the CIA, or worked for the CIA, either with, or without, pay in any way, shape or form. I have no idea where the rumor started. I don't know anyone that knows anything about my history that has ever made such an accusation. On the converse side, going back to the early 1960's, when I worked for the Senate, as counsel for one of its committees, I did an investigation on the CIA, and since then I have represented a number of clients in cases against the CIA, to the extent that if there's any evidence at all, it points in the other direction. [interview with Wash. Star Staff writer Michael J. Satchell.] This article was reprinted in the Classified CIA Operations Center News Service and marked "Distribution II." [Allen v DOD CIA 20866- 0815] In 1977 Bernard Fensterwald was audited by the Internal Revenue Service. [Wall Street Journal 3.23.77] JOHN ARTHUR PAISLEY In June 1979 Bernard Fensterwald represented the family of John Arthur Paisley. John Arthur Paisley was a former CIA official who worked for the Agency on a contractual basis, who, according to Tad Szulc, was involved with Yuri Nosenko. The two men became friends, and John Arthur Paisley frequently visited Yuri Nosenko. Inquiry Magazine reported: Mary Ann Paisley thinks her husband's death may be related to Yuri Nosenko...At the request of Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana, the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the FBI began a counter-intelligence analysis of the Paisley case...the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Stansfield Turner says Yuri Nosenko has 'no recollection of ever meeting Paisley.' Author Jim Hougan cited a letter Mrs. Paisley wrote to Stansfield Turner, in which she mentioned that she had worked for Kathrine Hart [the wife of John L. Hart] when she was in the CIA. ANGLETON told Look Magazine, "To my knowledge Paisley was never involved in the clandestine side. I have doubts that he knew Yuri Nosenko." [cited in Inquiry 11.15.79] Joe Trento and William R. Corson reported John Arthur Paisley worked with Bruce Solie. Bruce Solie, 75, died on December 25, 1992, after 28 years of CIA service. John Arthur Paisley was sailing on the Chesapeake Bay on September 23, 1978. In his possession was a briefcase of Secret documents that dealt with the Soviets. The next day John Arthur Paisley was found in the bay, with two diver's belts weighing a total of 38 pounds strapped to his upper abdomen. The autopsy report stated the cause of death was a "Gunshot wound, penetrating head, close contact range. Entrance in left occipital parietal region with powder deposition within wound and on skull. Crania-cerebral injury. Missile recovered, large caliber, deformed, jacketed, lead. Trajectory: left to right (cannot be further evaluated)." The gun was never recovered. Was the death of John Arthur Paisley a suicide or a murder? Had John Arthur Paisley put on the weight belts, leaned over the edge of the boat, shot himself, then fallen overboard with his gun? The Maryland County Coroner concluded: "John Paisley, a 55 year old white male showing advanced decomposition changes, died of a penetrating gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death is undetermined. Signed Russell S. Fisher, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner." The boat belonging to John Arthur Paisley was found by Maryland Park Rangers. The CIA was first on board and recovered the Secret documents. Why had John Arthur Paisley taken these documents with him if he intended to kill himself? Bernard Fensterwald called the CIA and asked the Agency to "make available for him to interview a number of Agency personnel that appear in a telephone list finder which belonged to Mr. Paisley." [CIA FOIA Req. #F93-0041 OGC-2 Routing and Record Sheet 1.29.79] HEMMING AND FENSTERWALD HEMMING told this researcher: Fensterwald gave me a lot of money, and went through a lot of files, with no return to him at all. He was supposed to give me $100,000 cash (because he didn't want it traced to him) to reorganize his office. Fensterwald said, 'You're so close to this xxxx everybody's wondering why you couldn't stop it, or not appear to be part of it.' There's xxxx he didn't want to know cause he didn't need his family threatened. Bud put McCORD on the phone in May 1975. I had talked to him on the phone during the Garrison investigation. He introduced me to Oliver Stone. What if I told you about a hypothetical classic CIA penetration operation, and Fensterwald financed it for me? You wouldn't be surprised? Kennard Smith, who had worked with Elliot Ness, recommended a covert operation in which people could get killed. There would be shooting. Bud didn't want him to set that up by himself. Fensterwald's CIA people had told him that's risky xxxx, we don't deal in that area. This means palace-level intrigue. We don't do that kind of stuff anymore. He didn't clear it with them, but he told them where he was going to go, and who he was going to talk to. I'm not saying the date, cause I'm not going to go into the operation. Fensterwald reminded me of Pawley. He was serious minded when it came to the security of this country. He loved the goddamned Jews too much. In 1976 HEMMING asked for All reports, records and files held by the FBI, CIA, and other agencies, reference to activities of the defendant acting as an investigator concerned alleged CIA activities involving divers conspiracies on the parts of John O'Hare, AKA Colonel Grey, John Kern, and former treasury agent Kennard Smith. [uSDC Miami 76-371-CrCa] It was suggested to HEMMING that Bernard Fensterwald did damage control for the Agency. He responded: Could be. If somebody hired him to do something that's completely legal and was in the parameters of the law profession, what the xxxx is he to say or do? And he did it two or three times and it worked out real good, hey, who's he to challenge who the client is? I don't think Fensterwald thought the CIA was the enemy of the United States. LYNDON LAROUCHE When crypto-Nazi Lyndon LaRouche was indicted for Obstruction of Justice in 1987 he hired Bernard Fensterwald as his attorney. On April 2, 1991, Bernard Fensterwald, 69, died of a heart attack at his home in Alexandria, Virginia. He had become a Senior Partner in Bernard Fensterwald and Alcorn. [FBI 62-112697-18 w/h] Fensterwald's death was his greatest contribution to assassination research.
  3. what is your regualr email?

  4. F-ing HARGRAVES had a hardarm for KING. HARGRAVES was part of PROJECT SEAL in the early 1960's - that entailed spying on KING for CIA as it was believed KING was a crypto-Communist. HARGRAVES told his brother, JERRY MING that he was Raoul on numerous occassions. Looks like Christ did the shooting and HARGRAVES did the set up. HEMMING picks good patsies as OSWALD (after he returned from USSR) was getting into NAZISM (his addressbook contains info on ANP and a more esoteric American National Party) plus DeM and Bannister were Nazi scum. JAMES EARL RAY was also Nazi scum. That is why I like HEMMING and anyway as I told him on numerous occassions "What is a US Prez between friends."
  5. This guy is not what he claims to be. I believe he is some sort of act like Fensterwald was. He claimed I worked for LaRouche which is a cop line.
  6. According to Jim Hosty, Shanklin was the most likely person to have ordered the tramps release. I doubt if CHRIST had access to his CIA personnel or Security File but ANGLETON did and could have told him that if there was a problem SAC Gordon Shanklin was familiar with his status. The other alternative is that SHANKLIN would have had to recognize him which, due to his heavy CIA supplied disguise, this is highly unlikely.
  7. That Werbell quote defines it. It just another name for the Central Intell Agency. Thanks folks
  8. It once ate a piece of hash and slept all day
  9. It's the McGehee from the National Indignation Convention.
  10. What I need is not the name list with traces ANGLETON prepared for the FBI but the FBI initial request to ANGLETON or CIA to do this.
  11. This is Memo for the Files. It is not for the HSCA. The key is finding the FBI report that it was based on. I tried for 2 hours to find it but could not. I saw plenty of references though. This is the craziest document I ever came across and I have been though hundreds of thousands of them.
  12. Hey look, I am not interested in PJ. I told her off on the telephone years ago. I said Priscilla the jig is up. She says what jig and threatened to sue me. The document was not prepared for the HSCA. It was prepared for the FBI. Can anyone find the FBI document dated December 30, 1963 that this document is in response to. Can anyone ask Newman about this or put me in touch with him. The info on Penkovsky was good. THESE ARE NEW NAMES and not on the name list with traces. If accurate this is interesting because Davison was also involved in the Penkovsky Operation.
  13. I have never heard these names mentioned before in relation to the address book nor can I find them in the address book. When I examined the actual book one page had been torn out. I cannot find the FBI Report mentioned in the document please help
  15. One night in Hemming Little Havana office he whipped out his dick, only kidding, he whipped out photos of Daniel Carswell and told me this was the third tramp. He also told me when I returned the photos to him make sure they dont stick together.
  16. I got busted for selling reefer back in Feb 1964 at Michigan State University. I got expelled and had to get a job in NYC and see a shrink so the Court would think that I was getting rehabilitated. I ended up seeing MILTON KURIAN for about a year. The same day I beat the charges in Michigan Kurian tells me "Now it is about time to go on the couch." He pretended he was about to psychoanalyise me because he knew he was never gonna see me again. He was not a bad guy and helped me beat the rap but he was a hustler.
  17. Hunt fills in some important puzzle pieces here. St. John does his best but never asks about HEMMING or CHRIST or the tramps even tho he believes his father was the HUNT tramp. BTY the Rockefeller COmmision reported 8 tramps were picked up that day.
  18. http://www.scribd.com/Alan%20Weberman any corrections or additional photos would be appreciated.
  19. HOW THE JEWISH DEFENSE ORGANIZATION SMASHED NIDAL HASAN’S AL-QAEDA EMIR, YOUSEF AL-KATTAB ISLAM AS THE WORSHIP OF DEATH Islamism is a romantic religion full of heroes and extraordinary and mysterious events, set in a distant time and place. Islamist’s heroes’ ultimate heroic act is dying in battle while making jihad. It is the worship of death and a pathological human condition. It is a desire to return to the past because the modern world is discomforting for many. It is a desire for everyone to conform born from a fear of life. It is the most intolerant of all contemporary religions. If America allows Islam free reign under the guise of “Freedom of Religion” it won’t be long until America’s “Freedom of Religion” disappears. Islamism is far more dangerous to America than godless Communism was before the fall of the Soviet Union. Unlike Communism, Islam has an innumerable number of people who are convinced that if they die while performing jihad they will live on forever in another dimension. Ergo: a never ending pool of suicide bombers and the potential use of nuclear weapons despite a more massive retaliation in kind. There is no use reasoning with an Islamist. Nothing will change the mind of a shaheed (martyr) other than a bullet entering their brains because it is harder to separate someone from their religion than it is to separate them from their politics. Dr. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was supposed to deal with pathology however, under the influence of Islam, he himself became a psychopath. What allowed Hasan to fester like an open sore was the fear that not being politically correct could result in a lawsuit combined with complacency about the internal danger posed by Islam. The fact that Dr. Hasan was a Muslim should have been factored into the equation when the intelligence community evaluated his threat level and should not have been discounted by rationalizing that ‘he is just doing research on extremist religious belief and his actions fall under the Freedom of Religion entitlement of the Bill of Rights just as they would if he was a Christian was studying the radical pro-life Movement.’ The intelligence community must understand that there is a difference between Islam and Christianity. Islam is not just a religion; it is an all pervasive way of life that embraces politics, law, economics and even which hand you wipe your ass with. The Qu’ran itself is not great literature like the Bible. It is just threat after threat to disbelievers. It might as well have been written by John Gotti. Dr. Nidal M. Hasan was born August 31, 1960 in Arlington County, Virginia the son of immigrant parents from the West Bank town of Ramallah, a hotbed of Palestinian terrorism. The possibility exists that he was named after Abu Nidal, a notorious terrorist. Hasan attended Arlington's Wakefield High School for a year in 1986 then graduated from William Fleming High School in Roanoke in 1988. There, instead of dating, Hasan was videotaped telling a profanity-laced tale in Arabic to his Arabic classmates about a young man who commits incest in the process of selling a chicken to earn money for marriage. In 1987, his family bought the Capitol Restaurant, a blue-collar beer hall where alcohol was sold to Muslims, despite Qu’ranic prohibition to do so. In a 1995 interview with The Roanoke Times, Malik Hasan, Nidal's father, acknowledged that it was a sleazy dump. In order to transcend this and live the American dream Hasan joined the Army circa 1988. He studied at Barstow Community College in California satellite campus at Fort Irwin from the spring semester of 1989 to the spring semester of 1990. College records also show that Hasan was an enlisted soldier at an E-3 rank (private first class) or below while attending Barstow Community College. Hasan’s residential address zip code indicated that he was living on post. He went on to Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, where he earned an associate degree in science in 1992. Hasan first enrolled at Virginia Tech for Summer Session II in 1992. He completed coursework in Spring Semester 1995 and received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in biochemistry with a minor in biology and chemistry from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. IMMERSION IN THE VIOLENT CULTURE OF ISLAM Even at this early stage the milieu Hasan existed within was clearly that of Imam jihadi terrorist support groups. While not performing jihad themselves, these Imam’s preach a brand of Islam that gives terrorist violence a religious imprimatur as the “neglected duty.” The seeds were planted in Hasan’s feeble brain by radical clerics who all played down Hasan’s fanatical beliefs after the event. Imam Sheik Shaker El-Sayed of the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, where Hasan prayed claimed that Hasan’s greatest interest seemed to be in finding a wife, not in Islamism. Like most worshipers, he said Hasan “joined prayers, finished prayers, then left. I didn’t see him hanging out with people, joining discussion groups or classes. But there has been a lot of blogging about our mosque, a rightwing conspiracy, trying to make a mountain out of cardboard.” The phone number for the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood was found in the Hamburg, Germany, apartment of one of the planners of the 9/11 attacks, Ramzi Binalshibh. Imam Sheik Shaker El-Sayed was an associate of Mohammad Al-Hanooti an unindicted co-conspirator of the Blind Shaykh, Omar Abdel Rahman. It was no fluke that El-Sayed told reporters the terrorism case against Abu Ali was based on a confession to Saudi authorities he termed "laughable." "They didn't have the evidence. They don't have the evidence. The fishing expedition continues," he said. In February 2005 Abu Ali was transferred to United States custody from Saudi Arabia pursuant to a criminal indictment, returned by a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia on February 3, 2005. The indictment charged Abu Ali with two counts of providing material support to terrorists, two counts of providing material support to a terrorist organization (Al Qaeda), one count of contributing goods and services to Al Qaeda, and one count of receiving services from Al Qaeda. The indictment was later amended to add charges of conspiracy to assassinate the president, conspiracy to hijack aircraft, and conspiracy to destroy aircraft. The indictment alleged that Abu Ali had joined a terrorist cell in Medina, and that among the plots they were developing were a plan to assassinate the President of the United States, and a plan to mount 9/11-style attacks using planes transiting through the United States. El Sayed was a leader at a radical Salafi mosque with ties to convicted terrorists supported by the Muslim Brotherhood. El Sayed has been identified as Secretary-General of the Muslim American Society. Dr. Asif Qadri, head of the medical clinic at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Maryland said Hasan frequently attended prayer services there. He spoke with pride about being a Muslim serving in the Army, Qadri said, and was known as a “jovial” and “well balanced” person who never talked about politics. Dr. Qadri is from the disputed part of Kashmir, the home of many an Islamist group. Hasan’s Imam at the Silver Spring Maryland Islamic Center, Faizul Khan also said that Hasan was more interested in finding a wife than in politics. Faizul Khan is a leading member of the Shura (Advisory) Council for the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). The Islamic Society of North America is a terrorist support group masquerading as respectable, responsible patriotic Muslims. Imam Sirraj Wahhaj is the Vice president of the ISNA. In 1991 Wahhaj recited an invocation in front of the United States House of Representatives. He was the first Muslim to do so. Wahhaj presides at the Al-Taqwah Mosque in Brooklyn whose members provided security for the Islamist sympathizers of Said Nosair during his trial for the Meyer Kahane assassination. These men, all members of a Gama Al-Islamaya cell, would later take part in the bombing of the WTC in 1994. Respectable Imam Wahhaj had met often with Mayors Dinkins and Bloomberg of New York City, however, he has called for replacing them with a caliphate where Shar’ia law would prevail. Imam Wahhaj served as a character witness for Sheik Abdel Rahman and his crew member Hampton-El at their trial during which they were accused of plotting to blow up the Bridges and Tunnels leading to New York City. He also testified for the defense at the African Embassy bombing trial. Islamic Society of North America president Ingrid Mattson stated, "I don't understand why the Muslim-American community has to take responsibility for Major Hasan. The Army has had at least as much time and opportunity to form and shape this person as the Muslim community." ISNA was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation’s terrorist support trial. ISNA is linked to Leesburg’s Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences that trains Muslim clerics, including those who will serve in the U.S. military. At least nine of the 14 chaplains in the U.S. military received their religious training from this institution. What version of Islam does this institution teach? The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences was founded by Taha Jabir Al-Awani and he is its president. Taha Jabir Al-Awani is also president of the Fiqh Council of North America. Taha Jabir Al-Awani was an unindicted co-conspirator of Prof. Sami Amin Al-Arian a Palestinian terrorist operating out of Florida. In Protecting the Force, Lessons from Fort Hood the DOD stated, “Finding DoD standards for denying requests for recognition as an ecclesiastical endorser of chaplains may be inadequate. Each religious organization that provides military chaplains provides an endorsing agent to serve as its representative to the Department of Defense. These endorsing agents issue and withdraw professional credentials in accordance with the practice of their religious organizations. Current policy requires removal of any individual or religious organization from participation in the DoD Chaplain program only if they threaten national or economic security, are indicted or convicted of an offense related to terrorism, or if they appear on the annual State Department list of Foreign Terror Organizations. This limited authority to deny requests for designation as ecclesiastical endorsers could allow undue improper influence by individuals with a propensity toward violence. Recommendation: Review the limitations on denying requests for recognition as ecclesiastical endorsers of chaplains.” The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences issued this fatwa regarding Muslim service in the American military in conjunction with the Fiqh Council of North America: “We abide by every law of this country except those laws that are contradictory to Islamic law...” This means that it is haram (forbidden) to kill another Muslim. Osman Danquah, the co-founder of the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen, Texas, said Hasan asked him for advice on what he should tell soldiers who had concerns about going to fight Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan. Taha Jabir Al-Awani deserves only partial credit for this fatwa: It was co-authored by Mohammad Al-Hanooti, one of Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman’s unindicted co-conspirators in the Bridge and Tunnel Trial, and a member of the Fiqh Council of North America. In July 2002 the FBI leaked a document to the press that called Al-Hanooti a supporter of Hamas who raised more than $6 million for the group. The document reported Al-Hanooti took part in a three-day meeting in 1993 designed to devise ways to defeat the so-called Oslo Accords. The FBI bugged the meeting but didn’t act. “It was mentioned that the United States provided them with a secure, legal base from which to operate,” the FBI report stated. Al-Hanooti is now the Imam of the Islamic Center of the Capital District near Albany. During Operation Green Quest Federal Agents raided both the Fiqh Council of North America and the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences searching for evidence of money laundering and tax evasion as well as possible ties to a worldwide private financial empire that Western governments have long suspected of funding Islamist activities. THE FURTHER RADICALIZATION OF HASAN Hasan’s brother claimed that as reaction to his mother’s death in 2001 Hasan began attending a mosque five times a day and prior to that he was not observant. It is more likely that what further radicalized Hassan was when came into contact with two of the 9/11 crew and their cleric handler. As stated Hasan prayed at the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque, a hotbed of Islamist activity, where two of the 9/11 Shaheeds Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi prayed and their facilitator Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki preached along with his “moderate” associate, Johari Abdul Malik who advised American Muslims after 9/11: “You can blow up bridges, but you cannot kill people who are innocent on their way to work.” Hasan’s mother’s funeral was held there. THE 9/11 FACILITATORS WHO GOT AWAY Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki of the Masjid Ar-Ribat Al-Islami, San Diego, California, who was the subject of an FBI counterterrorism inquiry for part of the time that the future 9/11 Shaheeds Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi were in San Diego, claimed to have served as their “spiritual advisor” there. In reality Al-Awlaki knew they were jihadi and that they were here to commit a terrorist act. Al-Awlaki is a U.S. citizen who was born April 22, 1971, in Las Cruces, N.M. but raised in Yemen. Al-Awlaki obtained B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, M.A. in Education Leadership from San Diego State University and studied for a PhD in Human Resource Development at George Washington University, where he served as the Muslim Chaplin. The FBI opened a counterterrorism inquiry into Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki's activities in June 1999. During the inquiry the FBI discovered that the Imam was in contact with a number of other persons of investigative interest. It is learned he had been visited by Ziyad Khaleel. Khaleel had many Al-Qaeda connections. One of them was Yemeni native and geochemist Ashraf Al-Jailani who worked at the Jewish-owned Gojo hand soap company in Akron, Ohio and had indirect access to the chemical labs where flammable ingredients were stored. These chemicals could have been the fuel for a massive attack. The FBI picked up Al-Jailani in October 2002. In 1996 Al-Jailani had paid a 30-day visit to Yemen after which his wife's diary stated he was completely changed. The diary said Al-Jailani had become an evil man, obsessed with a harsh, violent version of Islam and he began to talk about suicide bombers going to heaven. An FBI memo stated that in 1999 a business card belonging to Al-Jailani was found in the possession of a suspected jihadi in New York City named Abdel Ghani Meskini, who had been arrested on December 31, 1999 in Brooklyn and charged with concealing his material support of Ahmed Ressam's efforts to smuggle explosives into the Seattle area. The complaint against Meskini alleged that FBI agents learned from a confidential source that between December 11, 1999 and December 16, 1999 Meskini traveled to and stayed in Seattle where he was to join Ressam. The source said that Meskini had explained that Ahmed Ressam was a member of a well-organized group that had assigned him to deliver his rental car, loaded with explosives, to a parking lot in Seattle where another group member would retrieve it. Meskini’s arrest was a result of FBI agents having found a piece of paper with his name and Brooklyn phone number in Ressam’s possession. After Ressam's arrest, Meskini returned to his apartment and tried to destroy evidence of his trip to Seattle to rendezvous with Ressam, including an airline ticket and withdrawal slips from ATM machines in Seattle. The withdrawals were from a Brooklyn bank account. An FBI agent called Al-Jailani about this business card and Al-Jailani invited the agent to his apartment and answered all questions in a one-hour session. Al-Jailani said he distributed hundreds of business cards when he first came to the United States in an attempt to get a job. At a bail hearing for Al-Jailani Akron FBI agent Roger Charnesky testified that after the September 11th Raids Al-Jailani said that he knew a brother of one Shaheeds and approved of the action. Federal Immigration Judge Walt Durling forced the hearing to make the FBI justify why they needed to continue keeping Al-Jailani in a Berks County, Pennsylvania prison after more than a year. Agent Charnesky said that when the FBI searched Al-Jailani’s apartment on October 23, 2002 Al-Jailani's Wisconsin ID card had the same address as a “Suspect B” whose address (Briarwood Apartments 1826 Fordem Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin) was found in April 1999, along with Al-Jailani's business card, in the Chicago home of Ziyad Khaleel. Ziyad Khaleel and Tarik Hamdi delivered a satellite telephone and battery pack to Usama bin Laden in Afghanistan in May 1998. Khaleel purchased the phone itself and Hamdi delivered it. Ziyad was a Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights associate, an Al-Qaeda front group operating out of England. The credit card used to purchase the phone belonged to Said al-Fagih, also tied with the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights. This phone was used to co-ordinate the attacks on the American Embassies in East Africa. An employee of O'Gara Satellite Networks testified about the sale of an Inmarsat phone to Ziyad Khaleel, who was a resident of Columbia, Missouri at the time. Khaleel purchased additional phone accessories and asked that the equipment be mailed to Tarik Hamdi, 933 Park Avenue, Herndon, Virginia. From 1989 to 1992 Tarik Hamdi, reared in Turkey and Iraq, lived in Tampa, Florida where he worked as office manager for Muslim Brotherhood member Sami Al-Arian’s Islamic Committee for Palestine. In January 2000 Tarik Hamdi joined the defense team of Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-'Owhali. Tarik Hamdi was familiar with bin Laden's senior military commander Mohammed Atef, and a letter to Atef contained a line referring to previous communication through “Tarik Hamdi in Washington.” Tarik Hamdi sent a fax from Pakistan to bin Laden aide Khalid al-Fawwaz. The fax read: “Brother Khalid: Peace be upon you. We arrived safely and now we are in the Marriott Hotel.” In July 2005 Ahmed Ressam was sentenced to 22 years in prison when he is arrested in December 1999 he reportedly tells the FBI crucial details about al-Qaeda operations in the US. In early 2000, a subject of a Los Angeles investigation closely associated with Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, visited the Imam (probably Firas Jandali, part of the Sami Al-Arian Defense Committee). The FBI closed its inquiry into the activities of the Imam in March 2000, approximately two months after Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi arrived in San Diego. In the case-closing memorandum, the agent asserted that the Imam had been “fully identified and does not meet the criterion for [further] investigation.” The investigation was closed despite the Imam’s contacts with other subjects of counterterrorism investigations and reports concerning the Imam’s connection to suspect organizations. One of these men was Mohammad El-Mezain who was convicted of conspiring to provide material support to Hamas by a Dallas federal jury and is now behind bars. El-Mezain is related to Marzook. Anwar Al-Awlaki served as vice president of the Charitable Society for Social Welfare, the US branch of a Yemeni charity founded by Sheikh Abdul Majeed al-Zindani, a Yemeni imam who the US would officially designate a terrorist in 2004. The Charitable Society for Social Welfare also has ties to the Islamic Cultural Institute in Milan, Italy, considered one of the centers of al-Qaeda activity in Europe. The FBI bgan investigating the Charitable Society for Social Welfare in 1999 after a Yemeni politician visits the US to solicit donations for the charity, and then visits Mahmoud Es Sayed, a known al-Qaeda figure at the Islamic Cultural Institute in Milan, on the same trip. On November 29, 2001 Italian investigators shut down the Milan-based Islamic Cultural Center that follows the teachings of Omar Abdul Rahman and was al-Qaeda's logistical center for European operations. The Milan’s Islamic Cultural Center's key financial supporter, Ahmed Idris Nasreddin, is a wealthy businessman and Kuwait's former honorary consul in Milan, who was a Director of Al Taqwa Trust. The United States Treasury Department knew for many years that Al Taqwa has long acted as a financial adviser to Usama bin Laden. But only after the September 11th Victory of Allah, did Bush the Younger publicly say: “Al Taqwa is an association of offshore banks and financial management firms that have helped al-Qaeda shift money around the world.” In 2004, federal prosecutors in New York described the Charitable Society for Social Welfare as a “front organization” that was “used to support Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden,” but the charity was never officially charged with a crime. When Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki moved to one of the largest Muslim communities in the country at the Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Falls Church, Virginia Nawaf al-Hazmi and Hani Hanjour followed and began attending that mosque. This was no co-incidence. For instance, on February 4, 2000 one month before the FBI investigation is closed, Al Awlaki talked on the telephone four times with hijacker associate Omar al-Bayoumi. The 9/11 Commission will later speculate that these calls are related to Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, since al-Bayoumi is helping them that day, and that Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi may even have been using al-Bayoum’s phone at the time. Al-Bayoumi had also been the subject of an FBI counterterrorism investigation in 1999 His preachings are on YouTube! These are bold incitements to terror! After the September 11th Raids Anwar Al-Awlaki tried to portray himself as a moderate and said: “First of all, we stated our position clearly, and I even feel that it's unfortunate that we have to state this position because no religion would condone this, so it should be common knowledge. But we were in a position where we had to say that Islam does not approve of this. There is no way that the people who did this could be Muslim, and if they claim to be Muslim, then they have perverted their religion. We encourage people to participate in blood drives, we encourage them to donate, and then we encourage the community to reach out…So actually, fighting is only a part of the jihad, and it's considered to be a defensive force in order to protect the religion. If somebody defends their life, their property or their family, this is considered to be a jihad. I'll tell you the way that [the perpetrators] justify them. That does not mean that scholars of the Muslim world approve, but this is where they are coming from. They say that Muslim land is now invaded by the U.S., there are U.S. soldiers stationed in Saudi Arabia and in the Gulf. And then, the state of Israel is an occupying force which is supported by the U.S. Fighting an invading force, they justify attacking the U.S. because the U.S. population are the taxpayers, and are the ones who are financing the war against them. Now the reason why this is not accepted at all by Muslim scholars, is, first of all, that civilian people most of the time have nothing to do with what their governments are doing. Second, many of the scholars don't really see America as a direct enemy, but only as supporting enemies in the area. So why carry the struggle further than it needs to go? For a lot of people in the Muslim world, the first enemy is their governments. It's not really Israel or the United States, it's their own governments, and they see the U.S. as the strengthening power of these governments. Without the U.S., these repressive governments would topple. My worry is that because of this conflict, the views of Osama Bin Laden will become appealing to some of the population of the Muslim world. Never in the past were there any demonstrations raising the picture of Osama Bin Laden it has just happened now. So Osama Bin Laden, who was considered to be an extremist, radical in his views, could end up becoming main stream. Now, to what extent Osama Bin Laden has any coordination or relationship with the Taliban is not known. But I think that the reason the Taliban is defending him is that not only do they think that he didn't do this, but also in their tribal customs—remember that the Taliban are predominantly Pashtun—it is a shame to hand over somebody who sought your protection. So this is how this alliance came about, but it's something that is fairly recent. Plus, I think they're grateful to him for his assistance in the war against the Russians. The Taliban themselves, as a movement, they have come out very strongly in their condemnation of what happened in the U.S. They do not approve of this terrorism. There's a difference of opinion. They're not really in alliance. That's a very frightening thing, so the U.S. needs to be very careful and not have itself perceived as an enemy of Islam. Based Al-Awlaki self-serving statements and on information supplied to it by the intelligence community the September 11th Commission wrongly concluded that Al-Awlaki had provided aid to the terrorists but was aware of their intentions when in reality he was part of the September 11th Islamist Conspiracy. The intelligence community believed Khalid Shaikh Mohammed who told the CIA that there were no facilitators in the US to help the two jihadi, “I asked a great deal of al-Hamzi and al-Midhar, whom I had only middling confidence, because of their lack of English and exposure to the West. The only reason they were involved in the 9/11 plot was because they had visas and because bin Laden told me he wanted the two to go on the operation. Because of their deficiencies, I permitted al-Hazmi and al-Midhar, unlike the other 9/11 Shaheeds to go to the local mosque to request assistance and advice on functioning in American society, and I allowed the two, unlike the others, to contact me on urgent matters. It was my idea that Khalid al-Midhar and al-Hazmi should reside in San Diego, California, after arriving in Los Angeles on January 2000. There was no al-Qaeda operative or facilitator in the United States to help al-Midhar and al-Hazmi settle in the United States. Al-Midhar and al-Hazmi were not engaged in casing activity while in San Diego, given that they barely knew how to function in U.S. society.” This statement was contradicted not only by looking at Al-Awlaki’s profile in retrospect but by the fact that many of the Arab-Americans Al-Midhar and al-Hazmi came into contact with had been looked at by the counter-terrorist community and were al-Qaeda facilitators: Mohadar Mohamed Abdoulah who worshipped at the Masjid Ar-Ribat Al-Islam or Base of Support for Jihadi Operations provided help with air reservations and finding a flight training school for al-Hazmi and Hani Hanjour. He was indicted for providing material aid to Al-Qaeda. In 2002 Colorado prosecutors withdrew a warrant for Anwar Al-Awlaki arrest on passport fraud charges In July 2002 U.S. Attorney Dave Gaouette in Colorado received information from Ray Fournier, a federal diplomatic security agent in San Diego who was investigating Al-Awlaki. Fournier's information was that Al-Awlaki listed Yemen as his place of birth on an application for a U.S. Social Security card. Social Security officials issued a number to Al-Awlaki, and he used that number when he applied for a passport in Colorado in 1993, while he was a Colorado State University student. Fournier's allegation was that Al-Awlaki used false information to obtain the Social Security number and then used that number to obtain a passport, Gaouette said. A federal diplomatic special agent in Colorado began investigating in preparation to take the case to a grand jury in October 2002 and learned that Al-Awlaki corrected the place of birth on his Social Security application to New Mexico. And as a U.S. citizen, Al-Awlaki was entitled to a Social Security number so no charges were filed. "We asked the court to dismiss the complaint and withdraw the warrant in the interest of justice," Gaouette said. "There is no sense putting a person through an indictment when the government knows all along that we don't have evidence or that we can prove the violation beyond a reasonable doubt." In 2002, federal authorities intercepted Awlaki at JFK airport during his layover from Riyadh to Washington, D.C. He was later released because a warrant for his arrest had been rescinded the day before although he was on a terror watch list. The decision to cancel Al-Awlaki's arrest warrant outraged members of a Joint Terrorism Task Force in San Diego. Gaouette who at the time was in charge of terrorism cases in the district - said the case file indicates there was no objection to rescinding the warrant during the meeting attended by Fournier. Also Gaouette said his office never received information about the cleric's ties to terrorists "Even if there was information to us at the time that he associated or communicated with other people, that would not be a basis to get a criminal charge unless those communications were violations of criminal law," Gaouette said. "That has never been done, and that will never be done, and prosecutors make their decisions on the facts at the time.” Gaouette was just an Assistant United States Attorney trying to please his boss, Troy Eid, an Egyptian Muslim. Eid had given lectures on the treatment of Muslims in the United States at the Muslim American Society in Denver. He started by telling the audience about his own Arab ancestry, pointing out that his father emigrated from Egypt in 1957. He discussed his background, his job, and immigration issues. He focused on concerns that Muslims are being unfairly targeted for investigation and deportation in the name of homeland security. It was Eid who was ultimately responsible for rescinding the warrant that had been signed by a federal judge. Immediately following his release, Al-Awlaki was escorted to a flight to Washington, D.C. by a representative of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi embassy booked him to lecture at its Islamic institute in Washington and sponsored him to take American Muslims on pilgrimages to Saudi's two great mosques. Al-Awlaki remained briefly in Northern Virginia. In Virginia, Al-Awlaki met with radical cleric Ali al-Timimi about recruiting Muslims for jihad. Al-Timimi is a U.S. citizen who frequently gave anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and anti-Western lectures at the Dar al-Arqam mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, and inspired a group of men dubbed the “Virginia Jihad Network” to attend Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist training camps in Pakistan. Al-Timimi is now serving a life sentence for soliciting others to wage war against the U.S. and other related offenses in the Virginia Paintball Jihad Network case. Al-Awlaki reportedly moved to London in 2002 after FBI inquiries about his connection to September 11th shaheeds, and then moved to Yemen in 2004. Al-Awlaki worked at Iman University in Sanaa, Yemen. The founder and leader of the school, Shaykh Abd-al-Majid al-Zindani, was designated by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2004 as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist because of his support to Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. In January 2003 Al-Awlaki visited England and exhorted the faithful at the Masjid al-Tawhid mosque in London to become shaheeds, and die in the sake of Allah [subhanahu wa ta’ala]. In May 2007 three New Jersey Muslims plotted to attack the Fort Dix Army base. They were inspired by one of Al-Awlaki’s Internet sermons, as were some of the young Somali-American men who left Minneapolis to join al-Qaida's widening jihad in West Africa. Court testimony revealed the Fort Dix terrorists watched his "Constants of Jihad" lecture the day before they finalized their plot, convinced that the cleric had given a fatwah, or blessing, to strike military targets on American soil. Al-Awlaki claimed that on August 31, 2006, ostensibly due to a Yemeni Secret Police investigation over Yemeni Tribal issues he was detained for questioning by the Yemeni authorities. According to Al-Awlaki, during the course of his interrogation he was asked specific questions about his Islamic activities, which led him to believe that he was being held and questioned at the behest of the United States government. Actually Al-Awlaki was arrested in 2006 with a group of five Yemenis accused of kidnapping a Shiite teenager for ransom. Al-Awlaki was the group’s spiritual leader and had issued a fatwa, or religious decree, permitting them to kidnap foreigners and rich Yemenis. The group also plotted to kidnap the U.S. military attaché in Yemen and rented a villa near the attaché’s house using a fake ID, the officials said. Tribal leaders intervened and pushed for the group’s release. The group was freed in December 2007 after they signed documents promising to remain in Yemen and to avoid any contacts with militants. But several months after his release Al-Awlaki stopped checking in regularly with security officials as required under his release agreement. Also, months later, another member of the group arrested with Al-Awlaki left Yemen and was arrested in Syria on terrorism charges. In response, Al-Awlaki was put on a wanted list on suspicion of possible al-Qaida links. US intelligence labeled him al-Qaeda in 2008. On December 12, 2007, Al-Awlaki was released by the Yemeni authorities and was reunited with his family. Anwar Al-Awlaki currently is either dead or hiding in Yemen where there is a contract out on him by the CIA. Al-Awlaki, whose father was a former Minister of Agriculture had informants within the Yemenite Intelligence Service and he knew in advance that the Government of Yemen egged on by the United States was going to attempt to kill him and might very well succeed. He had nothing to lose. The maggot made the transition from facilitator and Imam to operations planner. Al-Awlaki had his mureed Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempt to bomb Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Abdulmutallab told investigators that Anwar Al-Awlaki who he contacted through the Internet put him in touch with an Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. It was there that son of a wealthy Nigerian banker and President of the local chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood at his college was trained and equipped with the IED he was to use in his attempt to destroy the airliner and the 200 passengers aboard. Abdulmutallab’s mode of attack -- detonating a few grams of the powerful military explosive PETN, or pentaerythritol, hidden on his body was similar to tactics used by another failed suicide bomber with known links to al-Qaeda's Yemeni branch. In August 2009, Abdullah Hassah Tali Assiri tried to assassinate a member of Saudi Arabia's royal family using PETN explosives hidden in his underwear, according to a published account by terrorism expert Peter Bergen, citing a Saudi official. Assiri had crossed into Saudi Arabia from Yemen and passed through two security checks before blowing himself up less than a yard from Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the head of the kingdom's counterterrorism operations, who escaped with minor injuries. Al-Awlaki was right about their being a contract out on his life; Al-Awlaki’s house was thought to be hit by the Yemenite Air Force on December 24, 2009, Christmas day. America and Saudi Arabia supplied Yemen with intelligence info but it was Yemen that carried out the airstrike. Al-Qaeda terrorists had gathered there to plan and carry out several terror attacks against vital Yemeni and foreign interests and economic facilities, in addition to planning to target military and security leaders as a retaliation for the successful pre-emptive operations launched against the al-Qaeda organization in the Arhab district in the capital Sana'a and Abyan province of which led to killing of 34 al-Qaeda terrorists and the arrest of 29 others. A close family relative told the Yemen Observer that the strike hit the area of Rafadh district, and Anwar al-Awlaki's house is in Suaeed district. "Anwar al-Awlaki was not in the meeting that took place in Shabwah and was not in the area. He has some ideologies yes, but he is not with al-Qaeda and has never been involved with them in any way. He is alive and safe." The Washington Post reported Rashad Mohammed al-Alimi, Yemen's deputy prime minister for defense and security affairs, also said Al-Awlaki is alive and that he met with Detroit Christmas Day would-be shaheed Umar Abdulmutallab at a house in Shabwa in Southern Yemen. He also said that the school he attended in August 2009 and September 2009 was a cover. Abdulmutallab is believed to have traveled in October 2009 to Shabwa, a province in southeastern Yemen and a known al-Qaeda stronghold, said Alimi, adding that the investigation is now focusing on the province. Investigators, he said, believe that this was where Abdulmutallab was trained and equipped with explosive chemicals sewn into his underwear. In Shabwa, the 23-year-old engineering graduate met with al-Qaeda operatives in a house built by Al-Awlaki to hold theological sessions, said Alimi. Al-Qaeda leaders were believed to be meeting with Al-Awlaki in the house at the time of the December 24, 2009 airstrike. As of January 15, 2010 we have still not heard from Al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki not only blessed Abdulmatallab's Detroit attempt but put the insect up to it however some FBI officials are not convinced Abdulmatallab, who said he had been in contact with Al-Awlaki, was telling the truth: "He's saying all this but we haven't determined all of it is true; whether [Awlaki] blessed it or gave the green light or was the impetus behind it," the FBI official said. "It's very possible and it's being investigated. But it's also possible he's saying it to give himself credibility" among militants who look up to Al-Awlaki. The FBI has a vested interest in playing down Al-Awlaki’s importance as he slipped through their fingers on numerous occasions. Al-Awlaki was in indirect communication with Osama Bin Laden who approved Abdulmatallab’s operation: “In the name of G-d the most passionate and the most merciful: From Osama to Obama. May peace be on those who follow the light of guidance [islam]. If our messages to you could be carried by words we wouldn’t have done that by planes. The message I want to convey to you through the plane of the hero Umar Al Farouk reaffirms a previous message that the heroes of 9/11 conveyed to you and it was repeated frequently. The message is that America will never dream of living in peace unless we live it in Palestine. It is unfair that you live a safe life while our brothers in Gaza suffer greater therefore with the will of Allah our attacks on you will continue as long as you support Israel. Peace be upon those who follow the light of guidance [islam].” Al-Awlaki was not the only terrorist facilitators the FBI let slip through their fingers after 9/11. There were at least three more: ABDUSSATTAR SHAIKH: TRIPLE AGENT AND JIHADI FACILITATOR The FBI thought it had a high-level informer in San Diego, California in its employ before the September 11th Raids named Abdussattar Shaikh of Lemon Grove, California, but Shaikh knew how to play the Bureau. Shaikh served for eight years on the Citizens Review Board on Police Practices and also served as an Honorary Deputy Sheriff from 1971-1995. Active in the National Conference of Christians and Jews he has also been trained as a chaplain in the Red Cross. Shaikh, a key FBI asset, was the landlord of Khalid al-Midhar from May 2000 to June 2000 and Nawaf al-Hazmi from May 2000 to December 2000! FBI Special Agent Steven Butler had recruited Abdussattar Shaikh. On May 14, 1994 Agent Butler had first visited the Islamic Center of San Diego, a large Clairemont mosque, to investigate eight threatening calls that were received within hours of the Oklahoma City bombing. One caller said the center would be blown up if it were proved that Arabs were responsible. Abdussattar was the co-founder of this Mosque and a prominent member of the Muslim Community. When Butler realized that Muslims were not responsible for the Murrah attack he began to sympathize with them. Butler remained the asset's handling agent or "control agent" - until he retired in February 2002. Abdussattar Shaikh was as an informational source, providing the FBI with information acquired in his normal daily routine. The FBI normally questioned him, although he occasionally volunteered information that he thought might be relevant. After September 11th even the FBI’s Office of the Inspector General was unable to interview Shaikh. The Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry had attempted to interview him also without success. The Committee then submitted interrogatories that Shaikh declined to answer, asserting his Fifth Amendment privilege. Shaikh indicated through his attorney that if subpoenaed by the Committee, he would not testify without a grant of immunity. The FBI was unwilling to allow this informer to testify even before a closed session of Congress, claiming it would damage efforts to recruit sources from Arab-American communities. Was this the real reason or was the FBI informant’s true allegiance to Allah? After 9/11, Abdussattar Shaikh told the FBI the two Brothers were good, religious Muslims. They did not work, yet they always seemed to have money. Although they did not fit the profile of rich Saudis, Abdussattar Shaikh never questioned them about finances. They did not act in a peculiar manner and did nothing to arouse his suspicions although they often would go outside when using their cellular telephones. Shaikh said he identified the two only by their first names to the FBI. Later he said that he had not mentioned them at all. These Brothers living in Abdussattar Shaikh's home were in a position to put Shaikh and the information he supplied to the FBI in jeopardy. Therefore, prudence and operational security would suggest that information about persons living with the asset should have been sought by the FBI, at least to the extent of learning and documenting their names, and perhaps running a records check on them. This was not done. During one of their last contacts, Nawaf al-Hazmi advised Abdussattar Shaikh that he was moving to Arizona to attend flight training, but Shaikh did not advise the FBI of this information until after the September 11th attacks. Abdussattar Shaikh claimed Nawaf al-Hazmi never mentioned flight training he received while living in San Diego yet he told San Diego Magazine “They said they were old friends from Saudi Arabia who were here to study and become pilots. But they didn’t have any anger, or temper. Believe me, if I had known they were on some sort of terrorist list, I would have immediately informed authorities. I’ve lived in this country 42 years. What happened last year was horrible, and I hope and pray nothing like that ever happens again.” Which side was Shaikh on, Allah’s or the FBI? Religious law over-rides civil law as civil law is the word of man not the word of G-d. The Joint Committee on Intelligence wondered about this and other strange events: “First, while there are several indications suggesting that future hijacker Hani Hanjour had contact with Shaikh in December 2000, Shaikh has repeatedly advised the FBI that he does not recognize photos of Hanjour. Second, Shaikh told the FBI that the hijackers did nothing to arouse his suspicion, but Shaikh also acknowledged that Nawaf al-Hazmi had contacts with at least four individuals Shaikh knew were of interest to the FBI and about whom Shaikh had previously reported to the FBI. Third, Shaikh has made numerous inconsistent statements to the FBI during the course of interviews after September 11, 2001. Fourth, Shaikh ’s responses during an FBI polygraph examination to very specific questions about his advance knowledge of the September 11th plot were judged by the FBI to be inconclusive, although the FBI asserts that this type of result is not unusual for such individuals in such circumstances.” Shaikh asked for immunity from prosecution if he was called to testify under oath and commented, “I don’t know why I have been accused. I think I’m going to ask them [the FBI].” Shaikh denied he was an FBI informant and said he was shocked by the suggestion. Initially Shaikh was not paid. In July 2003, Shaikh was given a $100,000 payment and closed as an asset. This was not the first time the FBI and CIA were bamboozled by a triple agent. The classic case was that of Sergeant Ali Mohamed which was covered by Peter Lance to a far greater extent than me. Another triple agent case surfaced recently in New York City, where jihadist insects planned to detonate a series of bombs hidden in knapsacks on the New York City Subway system. EDWAR SALAMAH 9/11 FACILITATOR There were other Al-Qaeda facilitators in the San Diego area. Edwar Salamah, a Palestinian-born U.S. citizen and manager of Sam's Star Mart gas station in La Mesa, who was at the time being investigated by the FBI, hired Nawaf al-Hazmi to work for him briefly, after receiving a call from a mutual friend at the Ar-Ribat al-Islami Mosque in La Mesa. In January 2000, before Nawaf al-Hazmi’s employment at Sam's Star Mart gas station, the FBI Los Angeles field office initiated an investigation of Salamah after a person whom the FBI was surveilling entered Salamah’s car in a mosque parking lot. That person was the brother of a bin Laden operative. Salamah was under FBI investigation when he hired Nawaf al-Hazmi. OSAMA "SAM" MUSTAFA 9/11 FACILITATOR The owner of Sam’s Star Mart, Osama “Sam” Mustafa cheered upon learning of the September 11th Raids and had been investigated by the FBI numerous times. The first investigation was opened in August 1991 upon receipt of reports from the San Diego Police Department that, during a traffic stop, Mustafa had stated that the United States needed another Pan Am 103 attack and that he could be the one to carry it out. Pan Am Flight 103, en route to New York from London, exploded in the air over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 passengers, among them 189 Americans, and 11 people on the ground. Libya has taken responsibility for this action. Mustafa also said that all Americans should be killed for what they did to Iraqis. During the investigation, the FBI developed information that Mustafa was associated with members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in San Diego and Chicago. In 1994, San Diego police also received an anonymous call stating that Mustafa was a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine member. The FBI received information in 1994 that Mustafa had threatened to kill a former Israeli intelligence officer who resided in San Diego. Mustafa informed the Israeli that he was a member of the PLO and that the orders to kill him had come from the PLO. The FBI closed its investigation of Mustafa, but reopened it in 1997 when it received information tying him to a possible plot based in North Carolina. In 1996 the FBI began Operation Smokescreen, after a number of Muslims were seen buying large quantities of cigarettes from wholesalers in North Carolina. In 1997 Bassam Youssef Hamood, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was arrested for cigarette smuggling. It was believed that his profits were being donated to the Hizb’allah. Hizb’allah earned an estimated profit of $1.5 million between 1996 and 2000 by purchasing cigarettes in a low tax state for a lower price and selling them in a high tax state at a higher price. In July 2000 Bassam Youssef Hamood, of Charlotte, North Carolina was charged with the same offense. Although the media reported that the profits from this enterprise were again funneled to the Hizb’allah he was not charged with giving the Hizb’allah material support until after the September 11th Raids. Hamood was convicted by a jury verdict on June 21, 2002, for providing material support to a designated terrorist organization, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, cigarette smuggling, money laundering, and immigration fraud. On February 28, 2003, he was sentenced to 155 years in prison. It is not clear if this is the plot Mustafa was tied to. In February 2001, a stockbroker called the FBI to say that Mustafa had closed his account, explaining that he was sending the money to freedom fighters in Afghanistan. Mustafa now resides in Riverside, California. Nidal Hasan went on to Graduate School at the Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences F. Edward Herbert School Of Medicine Bethesda MD and got his MD Degree in 2003. Dr. Val Finnell, a classmate of Hasan’s last year at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Maryland, called Hasan “a vociferous opponent to U.S. policy in Iraq” and said he frequently spoke about his faith, sometimes in inappropriate venues “We had an environmental health class assignment; most of us gave presentations on things like molds in homes and allergens,” Finnell said. “Hasan’s topic was, ‘The U.S. war in Iraq: A war against Islam.’ I have no idea why the faculty even allowed him to make such a presentation.” Hasan did his residency in Psychiatry at Walter Reed Medical Center Washington, DC USA and completed his Residency in 2007 some 19 years after leaving Virginia Tech High School. Hasan had served six years at Walter Reed before his Texas assignment. As a clinical psychiatrist, he worked with both wounded troops returning from war and their families. Hassan went on to study Disaster and Preventive Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences at Walter Reed in Bethesda and completed his Fellowship in 2009. THE SIXTH PILLAR OF ISLAM Prior to June 2007 Major Hasan began to log on to Islamist Jihadist Web sites that celebrated suicide bombing and encouraged American Muslims to take action against the Infidels. In a June 2007 PowerPoint presentation he wrote, “My U.S. Muslim clerics are vague and ambiguous, under duress? Non US Scholars [such as Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki] issued fatwa clearly stating it’s getting harder and harder for Muslims in the service to morally justify being in a military that seems constantly engaged against fellow Muslims.” The PowerPoint presentation was clearly that of an Islamist. Hasan ridiculed Muslims who claimed, “I love the Koran and being a Muslim, but I don’t want to live under Islamic rule [shar’ia Law].” This sentence appears in quotations as if it is someone else’s thoughts. His definition of a moderate Muslim was, “Muslims may be seen as moderate (compromising) but G-D is not.” MAJOR HASAN WAS A JEW HATER Hasan evidenced hatred of Jews by quoting these passages from the Holy Qu’ran, “And certainly you have known those among you who exceeded the limits of the Sabbath, so we said unto them: Be apes, despised and hated. Say, Shall I inform you of (him who is) worse than this in retribution from Allah? Worse is he whom Allah has cursed and brought His wrath upon, and of whom he made apes and swine. Therefore when they revoltingly persisted in what they had been forbidden We said to them Be apes despised and hated. Surely, those who disbelieved in Our Ayat we shall burn them in fire. As often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for other skins that they may taste punishment.” What do apes and pigs have to do with soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who are suffering mental disorders? Hasan was telling his colleagues that the Jews, the descendants of pigs and apes, should roast again in the crematoriums. The Army psychiatrists just sat around and listened. No one reported this Jew hater to his superiors. Hasan quoted Qaseem Uqdah as having counted 15,000 Muslims in the American Armed Forces. Qaseem was an official of the American Muslim Council, an organization widely viewed as a front for the Muslim Brotherhood. Hasan concluded, “Muslims soldiers should not serve in any capacity that renders them at risk to hurting to hurting killing believers unjustly – will vary! Department of Defense should allow Muslims Soldiers the option of being released as “Conscientious objectors” to increase troop morale and decrease adverse events.” “Adverse events” was a euphemistic way of describing the murder of American soldiers by other American soldiers. If Muslim groups can convince Muslims that they are fighting for G-d against injustices of the “infidels” ie: enemies of Islam, then Muslims can become a potent adversary ie suicide bombing etc. Osama Bin Laden, Taliban, Suicide bombers, Iran. We love death more than you love life!” These were the thoughts of an Islamist yet no investigation was initiated. Additionally Hasan's military superiors repeatedly ignored or rebuffed his efforts to open criminal prosecutions of soldiers he claimed had confessed to "war crimes" during psychiatric counseling. As late as November 2, 2009 he tried to convince at least two of his superior officers, Captain Naomi Surman and Colonel Anthony Febbo, about the need legally to prosecute the soldiers. Hasan was willing to violate doctor-patient privilege in order to prosecute another American soldier. If had done this no soldier would have trusted an Army psychiatrist with this thoughts and actions again. Suicide rates, already high, would increase. Hasan was out to imprison or kill American soldiers and demoralize Muslims within the US Armed Forces by encouraging Muslim soldiers to feel guilty about fighting other Muslims, “It must be hard for you to balance Islamic beliefs that might be conflicting with the current war; feelings of guilt; Is it what you expected” yet he advised his fellow psychiatrists “Don’t doubt their loyalty to U.S. God vs Country.” He would quote this Qu’ranic passage, “And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his punishment is hell. He shall abide in it and Allah will send his wrath upon him and curse him and prepare for him a painful chastisement. Do not kill anyone whose killing Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause.” Hasan did dawa (Islamic proselytizing) work among his colleagues and openly expressed his opposition to America fighting Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq. This was certain suspicious activity but the DoD reported, “Suspicious Activity Reporting or Force Protection Threat Information, as it is known to Department of Defense, is now an FBI nationwide initiative. The Department of Defense was using the Threat and Location Observation Notice Program as its Suspicious Activity Reporting capability, but the program was terminated in September 2007. This left the Department of Defense without a Suspicious Activity Reporting system of its own. THE PSYCHIATRISTS AT WALTER REED WERE INTIMIDATED BY THE TERRORIST LOBBY On May 17, 2007 Scott Moran, MAJ, MC Program Director NCC Psychiatry Residency Training generated this memo: “The Faculty has serious concerns about CPT Hasan’s professionalism and work ethic. Clinically he is competent to deliver safe patient care. But he demonstrates a pattern of poor judgment and a lack of professionalism. In his PGY-2 year, he was counseled for inappropriately discussing religious topics with his assigned patients. He also required a period of in-program remediation when he was discovered to have not documented appropriately an ER encounter with a homicidal patient who subsequently eloped from the ER. He did successfully remediate this problem. At the end of his PGY-2 year, he was placed on administrative probation by the NCC GMEC for failure to take and pass USMLE Step 3 and to obtain an unrestricted state medical license by the end of his PGY-2 year; as a result he was not promoted to PGY-3 on time. He did eventually complete step 3 and get a license and was promoted to PGY-3. He was counseled for having a poor record of attendance at didactics and lower than expected PRITE scores. One year he failed to show for his PRITE examination at all. During his PGY-3 year, he was counseled for being consistently late to NNMC morning report. During his PGY-4 year, he was discovered to have only seen 30 outpatients in 38 week of outpatient continuity clinic. He was required to make this missed clinic time up using his elective. He failed his HGT/WGT screening and was found to be out of standards with body fat % and was counseled on that. Lastly, he missed a night of call for MGMC ER and then did not respond to numerous pages by my office the next day. Take together; these issues demonstrate a lack of professionalism and work ethics. He is able to self-correct with supervision. However, at this point he should not need so much supervision. In spite of all of this, I am not able to say he is not competent to graduate nor do I think a period of academic probation now at the end of his training will be beneficial. He would be able to contain his behavior enough to complete any period of probation successfully. My purpose in writing this letter is to give the credentials committee the benefit of full disclosure and the opportunity to modify CPT Hasan’s plan of supervision following initial privileging. I did discuss this memo with CPT Hasan and informed him I would be adding it to his initial credentialing paperwork.” In the spring of 2008 when a group of key officials gathered for their monthly meeting in a Bethesda, Md., office, they did not know what to do about Hasan who had been trouble for six years. Both fellow students and faculty were disturbed by Hasan's behavior — which they variously called disconnected, aloof, paranoid, belligerent, and schizoid. The officials say he antagonized some students and faculty by espousing what they perceived to be extremist Islamic views. His supervisors at Walter Reed had even reprimanded him for telling at least one patient that "Islam can save your soul." One official involved in the conversations had reportedly told colleagues that he worried that if Hasan deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, he might leak secret military information to Islamic extremists. Another official reportedly wondered aloud to colleagues whether Hasan might be capable of committing fratricide, like the Muslim U.S. Army sergeant who, in 2003, killed two fellow soldiers and injured 14 others by setting off grenades at a base in Kuwait. NPR reported, “So why didn't officials act on their concerns and seek to remove Hasan from his duties, or at least order him to receive a mental health evaluation? Interviews with these officials suggest that a chain of unrelated events and factors deterred them. For one thing, Walter Reed and most medical institutions have a cumbersome and lengthy process for expelling doctors, involving hearings and potential legal battles. As a result, sources say, key decision-makers decided it would be too difficult, if not unfeasible, to put Hasan on probation and possibly expel him from the program. Second, some of Hasan's supervisors and instructors had told colleagues that they repeatedly bent over backward to support and encourage him, because they didn't have clear evidence that he was unstable, and they worried they might be "discriminating" against Hasan because of his seemingly extremist Islamic beliefs.” In Protecting the Force, Lessons from Fort Hood, the Defense Department tacitly admitted that there was no criterion established to determine when religious belief can turn into violence, “DoD policy regarding religious accommodation lacks the clarity necessary to help commanders distinguish appropriate religious practices from those that might indicate a potential for violence or self-radicalization. DoD Instruction 1300.17, Accommodation of Religious Practices within the Military Services, states that requests for religious accommodation should be granted when the practice will not have an adverse impact on mission accomplishment, military readiness, unit cohesion, standards, or discipline. It does not, however, provide standards or recording procedures necessary to establish a baseline of traditional religious practice within faith groups. The Department of Defense has not issued clear guidance on the degree to which the Religious Freedom Restoration Act applies to the military. Therefore, commanders, supervisors, and chaplains lack a common source to distinguish mainstream religious practices from extreme practices for faith groups. Service policies and procedures, therefore, vary in stating and reporting standards of religious accommodation. If requests for religious accommodation that compete with mission requirements were recorded and shared among commanders, supervisors, and chaplains, it would help establish a baseline from which to identify deviations within the Services and the Department of Defense. At present, there is confusion about what is acceptable. This lack of clarity creates the potential for denying information to commanders and supervisors that may signal indicators of self-radicalization or extremist behavior. Commanders and supervisors may not recognize unusual religious practices outside traditional norms within faith groups. Current procedures do not provide consistent mechanisms for initiating appropriate action to prevent an escalation toward violence. Clear standards would enhance commanders' and supervisors' ability to promote the climate necessary to maintain good order and discipline, and would reduce both the instances and perception of discrimination among those whose religious expressions are less familiar to the command. Recommendation: Promptly establish standards and reporting procedures that clarify guidelines for religious accommodation. EMAILS TO AL-QAEDA & DONATIONS TO AL-QAEDA CHARITIES Al-Awlaki said that Hasan first reached out to him in an e-mail dated December 17, 2008. He described Hasan introducing himself and writing: "Do you remember me? I used to pray with you at the Virginia mosque." Initially, Al-Awlaki said he did not recall Hasan and did not reply to the e-mail. But after Hasan sent two or three more e-mails, Al-Awlaki said he "started to remember who he was," Al-Awlaki said it was clear from his e-mails that Nidal trusted me. Nidal told me: 'I speak with you about issues that I never speak with anyone else'" Hasan informed him that he had become a devout Muslim around the time Al-Awlaki was preaching at Dar al-Hijrah, in 2001 and 2002. "Maybe Nidal was affected by one of my lectures?" Al-Awlaki said Hasan's alleged shooting spree was allowed under Islam because it was a form of jihad. "There are some people in the United States who said this shooting has nothing to do with Islam, that it was not permissible under Islam but I would say it is permissible…those people have let me down…America was the one who first brought the battle to Muslim countries." Beginning late December 2008 the NSA and FBI reported Major Hasan exchanged 20 e-mail messages with Al-Qaeda spiritual leader Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki. The in early reports the FBI stated that the emails were sent in the form of questions about the American Military and Islam, seemingly for a project Hasan was working on regarding Muslims in the US military. The FBI saw communications asking when is jihad appropriate, and whether it is permissible if there are innocents killed in a suicide attack. Hasan told Al-Awlaki he couldn't wait to join him in the discussions they would having over wine in the afterlife. Going to Al-Awlaki who was a well know Al-Qaeda spiritual leader meant that Hasan wanted his questions about his upcoming mission answered affirmatively. Imam Al-Awlaki had replaced “His Eminence” Shayk Omar Abdel Rahman as the chief Qu’ranic authority of Al-Qaeda. Rahman preached that jihad is the sixth pillar of Islam therefore it is the duty of every Muslim to kill the kuffar infidels – every member of another religion with a focus on Christians, Jews and Hindus. Al-Awlaki’s sermon titled Constants on the Path of Jihad, was made into a book: “How can you dare say that you love the religion of Allah and you know well that the enemy has desecrated the book of Allah and you do nothing? When you know that they have flushed the Qur’an down a toilet and you don’t pick up your weapon and fight for the sake of Allah? When you know that they have insulted Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhe wassallam) through pathetic images of him? When you know that they are torturing Muslim POWs both physically and mentally? When you know that they have embarrassed and humiliated the Ummah by stripping naked the Muslim POWs and capturing filthy images? When you know that they are promoting a very twisted version of Islam over the true Islam? When you know that they are killing innocent Muslim civilians in ‘Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan? When you know that they are fighting the Mujahideen in many parts of the world? When you know that they have invaded Muslim lands? When you know that they used the pages of Qur’an as toilet paper? When you know that their Army General has made clear and unmistakable statements against Allah and His Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhe wassallam)? How can you claim your love for Islam when you know they are doing this and you do nothing about it? Do you need a bomb to drop on your house to give you a reason to get up and fight? It will be too late by then. This has nothing to do with being ‘emotionally disordered.’ This has everything to do with believing in what you claim to believe in: Allah and His Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhe wassallam). The Sahaba have done assassinations, under the command of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhe wassallam), against those who spoke ill of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhe wassallam) 52. Can you say that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhe wassallam) was ‘emotionally disturbed’ and didn’t use hikma? No sane and practicing Muslim would dare say such a thing. What to speak of today, when a kafir insults Allah and our Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhe wassallam), we say that we should have a peaceful talk with that individual. How much have we strayed from the guidance of Islam and replaced that guidance with our useless logic? Some Muslims argue that we need Khilafah to make such assassination attempts. This idea is completely baseless and shows our cowardice.” In a February 2009 sermon titled 44 Ways to Support Jihad, Al-Awlaki explains that “Jihad is the greatest deed after believing in Allah and is the most needed….23. Arms training Preparing for Jihad is obligatory since Jihad today is obligatory and the sharia rule states that: “Whatever is needed for an obligatory act becomes obligatory” Arms training is an essential part of preparation for Jihad. Allah says: “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you don’t know but Allah knows” (8:60) The Messenger of Allah (saaws) said regarding this verse: “Power is marksmanship, power is marksmanship (Related by Muslim).” Hasan wrote, “Concept of Jihad Islam a Muslim holy war or spiritual struggle against infidels.” On December 23, 2008, days after he said Hasan first e-mailed him Al-Awlaki posted these words online "The bullets of the fighters of Afghanistan and Iraq are a reflection of the feelings of the Muslims towards America." In the e-mails Hasan questioned U.S. involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and often used "evidence from sharia law that what America was doing should be confronted." Al-Awlaki "They say American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan should be killed, so how can they say the American soldier should not be killed at the moment they are going to Iraq and Afghanistan?" By contacting Imam Al-Awlaki Hasan demonstrated a proclivity for violence just as he would have if he contacted Osama Bin Laden. None of this, however, was taken seriously enough to follow him, interview him, tap his phone, bug his conversations, and open an investigation into his good buddy Duane Reasoner. Any intelligence analyst could see something was amiss here especially since Al-Awlaki had been jailed by the Government of Yemen. This should have set of alarm bells throughout the intelligence community. The first batch of Hasan's e-mails was sent by agents in San Diego, to the bureau's Washington field office, where a terrorism task force began to assess them in December 2008. But months later, additional messages emerged. Those e-mails were reviewed only in San Diego, where authorities determined they did not pose a national security risk. The FBI said without going into details about the process, that "all of the e-mails were known." The FBI dropped an inquiry into the matter after deciding that the messages warranted no further action because they gave no indication that he was likely to engage in violence and were protected by the right to free speech. The FBI also claimed it was under the impression that this contact was part of some academic research Hasan was doing; but no research paper ever surfaced and the content of the emails belied this. There are several possibilities to explain this incompetence; the FBI Agent in charge of the investigation was a mole (unlikely), the FBI in San Diego did not want to admit that they had been unable to snag Al-Awlaki in relation to 9/11 even though it was investigating him during the time he was working with two 9/11 shaheeds so it downplayed his importance, or the FBI was trying to be politically correct and what happened to the intelligence community was that it was progressively weakened by stealth Islamist organizations such as CAIR and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. America has a tradition of at least trying to treat all religious groups equally and these two subversive organizations along with their Leftist America hating allies in the ACLU, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyers Guild play on this constitutional tradition with the ultimate intent of destroying freedom of religion in America and imposing Shar’ia Law, a system that would exterminate the ACLU, Center for Constitutional Rights etc. The long term pathological strategy of the terrorist support lobby in America had worked. Because of “political correctness” foisted on America by Islamists disguised as Civil Rights advocates nothing was done about Hasan. Everyone was afraid to be accused of profiling and discrimination, after all Hasan had a right to his beliefs, so he was passed around like a hot falafel ball. Additionally the FBI discovered Hasan transferred funds to Pakistan which went toward the furthering of jihad. In the months before the shootings, Al-Awlaki and Hasan discussed how Hasan could make several transactions of less than $10,000, a threshold for reporting to U.S. authorities. Of course Hasan did not explicitly vow to fund terrorist activities or evade tax and reporting laws for contributions, as he did not just fall off a turnip truck. A source told the Washington Post, "I believe they were interested in the money for operational-type aspects, and knowing that he had funds and wouldn't be around to use them, they were very eager to get those funds." Hassan wrote this on Scrib’d in May 2009, “There was a grenade thrown amongst a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it was too late for everyone to flee jumped on the grave with the intention of saving his comrades. Indeed he saved them. He intentionally took his life (suicide) for a noble cause i.e. saving the lives of his soldier. To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. It’s more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause. Scholars have paralleled this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers. If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazes in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy I you want but their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam. So the scholar’s main point is that "IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOUR INTENTION IS THE MAIN ISSUE" and Allah (SWT) knows best.” "subhanu wa ta'alah" which translates as "Glorified and Exalted". HASAN WAS IN TOUCH WITH REVOLUTION MUSLIM THROUGH HIS CO-CONSPIRATOR DUANE REASONER In July 2009 Hasan was transferred to Fort Hood for deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan. His supervisor, Captain Naomi Surman recalled his telling her that as an infidel she who would be "ripped to shreds" and "burn in hell." Another person reports his declaring that infidels should be beheaded and have boiling oil poured down their throats. At Fort Hood Hasan made contact with 18-year-old Duane Scott Reasoner. Reasoner is an African-American Army brat and Muslim convert from Copperas Cove, Texas. Prior to moving to Texas Duane’s father was stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Aberdeen Proving Ground is the Army's oldest active proving ground, one of the world's foremost research development, testing, and training facilities for military weapons and equipment. After evening prayers Hasan would often buy a fish dinner for Reasoner at the Golden Corral, a chain buffet restaurant. Besides mentioning that he prayed for a wife, the conversation almost never strayed from religion, Reasoner said, describing Hasan as warm and caring. “He felt he was supposed to quit, in the Koran, it says you are not supposed to have alliances with Jews or Christians, and if you are killed in the military fighting against Muslims, you will go to hell.” Manager Vera Brooks said Hasan, dressed in typical civilian clothes, was a regular there, eating by himself almost every weekend. The night before the shootings, Hasan and Reasoner went as usual to the Golden Corral. Reasoner said Hasan acted as he always did. No red flags. "Nothing was out of the ordinary," he said. This was a lie. Contrast his with what he told the BBC after the event, “I’m not going to condemn Nidal for what he did. I don’t know why he did it. I will not, absolutely not, condemn him for what he had done though. If he had done it for selfish reasons I still will not condemn him. He’s my brother in the end. I will never condemn him. Well, that’s the way it is. I don’t speak for the community here but me personally I will not condemn him. They (the victims) were troops who were going to Afghanistan and Iraq to kill Muslims. I honestly have no pity for them. It’s just like the majority of the people that will hear this, after five or six minutes they’ll be shocked, after that they’ll forget about them and go on their day.” Reasoner acted as an internet intermediary between Hasan and domestic Islamist terrorists. Brian Ross of ABC News reported that in March of 2007, Duane created a YouTube account under the name "ooklepookle." He has used the handle on other accounts as well, but they can always be traced back to Duane Reasoner Jr. On his YouTube account, Reasoner chose as favorites 14 different videos by Anwar Al-Awlaki along with videos featuring Osama Bin Laden, the Taliban, Shayk Omar Abdul Rahman and Adam Gadahn; a once-Jewish member of Al Qaeda. In December 2008, Reasoner created a profile on Stickam.com. Under personal tags, he wrote "extremist, fundamentalist, mujahedeen, Muslim." He posted a picture of the U.S. Capitol in ruins, as well as a picture of a Muslim warrior on horseback and a rendering of the "Sword of Tawheed." In February 2008 Hasan was granted a SECRET security clearance based on a National Agency Check with Local Agency and Credit Check of background investigation. “Although accomplished in accordance with current guidelines, this background investigation did not include a subject interview or interviews with co-workers, supervisors, or expanded character references.' We believe that if a more thorough investigation had been accomplished, his security clearance may have been revoked and his continued service and pending deployment would have been subject to increased scrutiny.” On his MySpace account, created in March 2008, Reasoner called himself "Salah ad-Din," after the famous Muslim Sultan who won back Jerusalem from the Crusaders. Reasoner also referred to himself as "Salah ad-Din" on Facebook. On an unknown date, Reasoner created a photobucket.com account. Among the photos on that account is a composite shot of Osama Bin Laden's head rearing above the White House, which is surrounded by flames and armed men in Arab dress. The picture is captioned "Osama caliphate." Another picture shows the White House with an Islamic flag above it and the caption "Nation under Islamic Law." On an unknown date Reasoner became a subscriber to the YouTube channel of a YouTube user named Sahab929 who posted videos of al-Qaeda leaders Osama Bin Laden and Ayman Al-Zawahiri. "Sahab" is the name of the media company that produces al-Qaeda's videos. Ooklepookle also visited anti-Israel websites and used proxy servers. REASONER CONTACTED AL-KHATTAB ON THE SAME DAY HASAN BOUGHT THE GUN On August 1, 2009, in response to a video that was posted on YouTube by user IslamicRevolution TV, "ooklepookle" posted the comment, "Ya Abdullah do you have any vids on martyrdom operations or the ruling on them." The user answered, "No I don't but look around online on the Jihadi blogs." Hasan purchased the murder weapon on August 1, 2009. IslamicRevolution TV is the media arm of RevolutionMuslim. On August 23, 2009 Al-Awlaki was banned from speaking via teleconference at a London event to raise money for Muslims held in Guantanamo Bay. Because the Hasan investigation was closed the FBI did not know of the association between Hasan and Reasoner. Had it investigated further and discovered this relationship it might have become clear that Hasan was in indirect communication with RevolutionMuslim, which is run by foulest moral degenerate in America, Yousef al-Khattab, a convert to Islam formerly known as Joseph Leonard Kaplan. Kaplan spent a good deal of his youth in a New Jersey mental hospital then joined Neturei Karta, a group of Jews who believe that the destruction of the State of Israel will bring about the coming of the Messiah. He was the chauffeur for Neturei Karta “Rabbi” Joseph Freiman when they all lived together in Washington Heights. While Frieman was in the car he would propagandize this weak minded fool about how Hamas were "heroes for blowing Jews up in Israel" sic and other pro-Hamas, pro-Arab terror statements that sunk into Kaplan’s easy to fill empty mind. Kaplan left Washington Heights for Satmar Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was no great leap from this traitor with a yarmulke to out and out defection to Islam. Soon after he flew to Israel converted and officially joined the Arab Nazis of Al Qaeda, all as part of his goal to try and murder Jews! Yousef al-Khattab promotes violence and he has advocated attacks on synagogues, throwing drain cleaner at Jews, attacking Jewish social institutions and more. The way he gets away with it is that he phrases everything as a prayer, “Ya Allah (Oh God) I beseech You to carry out your wrath on the Jewish occupiers of Palestine & their supporters. Ya Allah (Oh God) please throw liquid drain cleaner in their faces. Ya Allah (Oh God) burn their flammable sukkos while they sleep. Ya Allah (Oh God),make rocks crash through their car windows as they drive in Your land Bayit al Maqdes Ya Allah (Oh God), make their fingers and brains stick on cafe walls from impact. Ya Allah (Oh God) answer my duaa (prayer)” and his makes it fall under Freedom of Religion. As a result of these threats he has received widespread media coverage. Aside from Al-Awlaki the Revolution Muslim group relied on the teachings of Sheik Abdullah el-Faisal, a Jamaican born convert to Islam who did a four year bid in an English prison for inciting Muslims to kill Jews, Christians and Hindus. In his sermons, El-Faisal encouraged Muslims to wage jihad against non-Muslims using violent terrorist tactics. He has supported the use of nuclear and chemical weapons to "exterminate non-believers", and encouraged his congregations to train in operating planes, tanks, Kalashnikov rifles and missile launchers. He regularly called for the killing of non-Muslims, particularly Jews and Hindus. In one lecture, he remarked, "How do you fight a Jew? You kill a Jew. In the case of Hindus, by bombing their businesses." In another talk, he suggested that Hindus should be slaughtered and their bodies used to fuel nuclear power plants. El-Faisal has preached to hundreds of Muslims in the United Kingdom, including several known al-Qaeda operatives. James Ujaama, an American citizen currently imprisoned for conspiring to aid the Taliban, Richard Reid, who attempted to detonate a shoe-bomb on a transatlantic flight, and Zacarias Moussaoui, a co-conspirator in the September 11 attacks, have all reportedly attended his lectures in the past. In addition, intelligence agencies have credited El-Faisal with radicalizing other Islamic terrorists including Abdullah Shaheed Jamal, a suicide bomber who took part in the July 2005 London subway bombings. El-Faisal went to Africa, where after being sent back by Nigeria, he was arrested by Kenyan authorities. Because of this rioting broke out in Nairobi, and at least five people were confirmed dead and scores in critical condition. He is back in Jamaica now. HASAN VISITED REVOLUTION MUSLIM.COM Reasoner was on line when the post titled Subhan Allah brother, may Allah reward” was posted but it was not credited to Reasoner. Could Hasan have posted this? He said he was a “revert,” not a convert so this ruled out Reasoner. The fixation re; data mining indicates that this person believed his emails and posts were being watched. Chances are this was the scumbucket Hasan. If he was willing to take a chance by emailing al-Awlaki, he had testicular fortitude enough to visit jihadist websites. Authorities poring over Hasan's computer, Internet records and multiple e-mail accounts have found evidence that he visited radical Islamist websites with some frequency. The phenomenon of Al-Qaeda's recruiting and handling terrorists from across the globe through the Internet was extensively covered in a report published by the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on May 8, 2008. Titled “Violent Islamist Extremism, The Internet, and the Homegrown Terrorist Threat”, the report discussed the extensive use made of the Internet by Al-Qaeda, global jihad elements, and groups associated with radical Islam, and voices concerns over the exposure of American citizens to the websites of Al-Qaeda. Those terrorists go through a process of losing their own identity and embracing the jihadist ideology of Al-Qaeda and radical Islam, distributed through the Internet and in other media. The DoD reported, “The Department of Defense does not have a comprehensive and coordinated policy for counterintelligence activities in cyberspace. There are numerous DoD and interagency organizations and offices involved in defense cyber activities. The evolving security threat increasingly involves information exchanges using the Internet. The Services have developed cyber counterintelligence programs to identify potential threats to DoD personnel, information, and facilities. Non-DoD agencies are also involved in cyber counterintelligence activities. The Department of Defense does not have an overarching policy coordinated across the interagency and with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that provides clear guidance to the Services and Defense agencies on the execution of counterintelligence cyber activities. The Department of Defense is reviewing comments from the Services and appropriate defense agencies on Draft DoD Instruction 5240.mm, Counterintelligence Activities in Cyberspace. Recommendation: Publish policy to ensure timely counterintelligence collection, investigations, and operations in cyberspace for identifying potential threats to DoD personnel, information, and facilities.” Note the use of Servant of Allah and Subhan Allah. Hasan designed green and white personal business cards that included his name, then Behavior Heatlh [sic] Mental Health and Life Skills, a Maryland mobile phone number, an AOL e-mail address, and "SoA (SWT)." SoA is the jihadi abbreviation for Servant of Allah and SWT stands for Subhanahu wa-Ta'ala, or Glory to Him, the Exalted. The guest poster used both these words. This information was supplied by Rusty Shackleford of http://mypetjawa.mu.nu. A jawa is a fictional character from Star Wars that bears many similar characteristics to Islamists. AL-KHATTAB’S TERRORIST ASSOCIATES Neil Bryant Vinas, a young New Yorker who has pleaded guilty to plotting to attack trains on the Long Island Rail Road, met with al-Khattab. Al-Khattab said Vinas and “some brothers” traveled to Atlantic City, New Jersey, and had dinner with him. Al-Khattab said they considered him something of a hero because he left Israel and converted to Islam. Al-Khattab also influenced Tarek Mehanna, now under indictment in Boston, Massachusetts, on charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. What follows is a time line of Mr. Mehanna's and his group's alleged actions from before the 9/11 attacks in 2001 up to 2008, according to the FBI's complaint and an affidavit supporting a search warrant: 2000-2001 – Tarek Mehanna, who has known as CW2 (a conspirator who in late 2006 agreed to cooperate with the FBI) for 15 to 20 years, introduced him to Ahmad Abousamra, and the three men become close friends. Common interests include talking about religion and Muslims' role in the United States and justification for certain jihadist acts. Pre-Sept. 11, 2001 Mehanna, Abousamra, and CW2 talk about going to terrorist training camps in Pakistan, searching the Internet for logistical information for locations and travel, but no solid plans materialize. After Sept. 11, 2001 Mehanna, Abousamra, and CW2 express support for the attacks. April 4, 2002 – Abousamra traveled to Pakistan in search of terrorist training, but apparently doesn't find it, returning home. Fall 2002, Mehanna meets Daniel Maldonado through Abousamra. At Mehanna's home, they watch jihadi videos showing pillaging of the Muslim world in Bosnia and the Palestinian territories. Later, the video shows mujahideen victories and footage of people being killed. Afterward, Mehanna, Abousamra, and Maldonado talk about the glory of dying for Allah. Nov. 17, 2002, Abousamra travels again to Pakistan, where he connects with a man who helps him find a Taliban camp and another run by a Lashkar e Tayyiba group. But, as he later tells CW2, he was rejected by the former for being too inexperienced and by the latter for not being Pakistani. 2003, Mehanna, Abousamra, and CW2 determine Pakistan is not a feasible place to get terrorist training. Frustrated, they begin exploring other options, including committing domestic terrorist acts. One topic of discussion: the feasibility of shooting a member of the executive branch of government. In another discussion, killing a second member of the executive branch is debated. Second half of 2003, inspired by the 2002 sniper attacks in Washington, D.C., Mehanna, Abousamra, and CW2 discuss a plan to get automatic weapons, go to a shopping mall, and randomly shoot people. Abousamra says civilians aren't innocent because they pay taxes to the government and because they are Kufar (nonbelievers). October 2003, Abousamra flies to California to meet with Individual A, who tells him whom to see and where to go to find terrorist training camps in Yemen. Late 2003, discussion of the mall attack plan continues, including types of weapons needed, number of attackers involved, and coordinating the attack across different entrances. Attacking emergency responders is debated. CW2 travels to New Hampshire to meet with Maldonado, a former gang member, who is believed to have access to automatic weapons. But Maldonado says all he can get is handguns. Lacking firepower, the plan is abandoned. Late 2003 Mehanna, Abousamra, and CW2 begin planning a trip to Yemen to attend a jihadist training camp or training in southern Jordan. Traveling to Iraq is discussed and of particular interest because of the opportunity to fight US forces and because it is more accessible than other jihad conflicts around the world. February 2004 CW2 hides video of his actions that he expects to tell family about later by e-mail. Mehanna, Abousamra, and CW2 debate the permissibility of suicide bombings. Abousamra agrees. CW2 does not; he and Mehanna want to be soldiers for jihad, not suicide bombers. Daniel Maldonado pleaded guilty before a federal judge in Texas to receiving military training from Islamic militants in Somalia. Al-Khattab received this letter from Mehanna: “26th of Dhu al-Qa'dah, 1430 / 14th of November, 2009. In the Name of Allah, I praise Allah and invoke peace and blessings on the Messenger of Allah. First of all, I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your immense support. Each and every person who is praying for my family and I, who has written a letter, and who attended a hearing or raised general awareness of what is going is known to Allah, and I ask that they each be rewarded with the good of this life and the next, and that Allah relieves each of you of trials and calamities just as you have helped to relieve my own...I cannot speak in detail about the charges and accusations against me, but suffice to say that nobody who truly knows me would for a second believe the utter lies and sensationalist garbage that has been peddled around in the media since my arrest.” Duane Reasoner lost his job as a substitute teacher and has gone into hiding. Without Hasan’s testimony he will probably go free but will have to be on the lookout for extra-judicial justice as this traitor should have his ass kicked. Hasan was transferred to the Darnall Army Medical Center Fort Hood, Texas for deployment in July 2009 and on August 1, 2009 he purchased the Belgian made FN Herstal 5.7 pistol he used to perpetrate his act of mass murder. The FBI was made aware of his purchase but the information could not be passed on to the Joint Terrorist Taskforce as the investigation of Hasan had been closed. The second gun was an older model Smith & Wesson .357-caliber revolver. It was not fired. The revolver was so old investigators doubted it could be traced to a specific purchase. It is alleged Hasan had hired an attorney to prevent his deployment but none has come forward. In October 2009, the FBI Behavioral Science Unit established a Military Violence Unit to assist the Department of Defense with coming to grips with this problem. On November 5, 2009 he perpetrated the Fort Hood Massacre. Since Hasan was making jihad he was exempt from Sharia Law. Women employed at a strip club Starz in Killeen, Texas, told ABC News they remembered Hasan and that he visited the all-nude club at least three times, bringing his own six pack of beer. According to the British Telegraph, Mohamed Atta, the pilot of the first hijacked aircraft that crashed into the World Trade Centre, and his fellow shaheeds spent some of their time in Las Vegas at the Olympic Bar, a downtown strip club. Hasan was videotaped dressed in white prior to the event the color traditionally worn by the shaheed. He left his decrepit apartment complex to attend 6 a.m. prayers at a mosque near Fort Hood, which was subsequently a garbology target of the FBI. He said goodbye to fellow Muslims there and asked forgiveness from one man for any past offenses. He went to a shooting range and emptied out his safe deposit box. When he committed the act he bowed his head for several seconds in prayer to Allah, stood up and drew a high-powered pistol. "Allah Akbar," he said -- "G-D is great." Hasan believed, “Allah created life and death the He might put you to the test and find out which of you acquitted himself best.” After Hasan’s attack in Fort Hood Al-Awlaki stated, “Nidal Hassan is a hero. He is a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people. This is a contradiction that many Muslims brush aside and just pretend that it doesn’t exist. Any decent Muslim cannot live, understanding properly his duties towards his Creator and his fellow Muslims, and yet serve as a US soldier. The US is leading the war against terrorism which in reality is a war against Islam. Its army is directly invading two Muslim countries and indirectly occupying the rest through its stooges. Nidal opened fire on soldiers who were on their way to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. How can there be any dispute about the virtue of what he has done? In fact the only way a Muslim could Islamically justify serving as a soldier in the US army is if his intention is to follow the footsteps of men like Nidal. The heroic act of brother Nidal also shows the dilemma of the Muslim American community. Increasingly they are being cornered into taking stances that would either make them betray Islam or betray their nation. Many amongst them are choosing the former. The Muslim organizations in America came out in a pitiful chorus condemning Nidal’s operation. “The fact that fighting against the US army is an Islamic duty today cannot be disputed. No scholar with a grain of Islamic knowledge can defy the clear cut proofs that Muslims today have the right -rather the duty- to fight against American tyranny. Nidal has killed soldiers who were about to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in order to kill Muslims. The American Muslims who condemned his actions have committed treason against the Muslim Ummah and have fallen into hypocrisy. Allah (swt) says: Give tidings to the hypocrites that there is for them a painful punishment – Those who take disbelievers as allies instead of the believers. Do they seek with them honor [through power]? But indeed, honor belongs to Allah entirely. (al-Nisa 136-137) The inconsistency of being a Muslim today and living in America and the West in general reveals the wisdom behind the opinions that call for migration from the West. It is becoming more and more difficult to hold on to Islam in an environment that is becoming more hostile towards Muslims. May Allah grant our brother Nidal patience, perseverance and steadfastness and we ask Allah to accept from him his great heroic act. Ameen.” Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Hider Shaea interviewed Al-Awlaki in November 2009, after Al-Awlaki’s website was taken off the internet. Al-Awlaki acknowledged his correspondence with Hasan, and said he "neither ordered nor pressured Maj. Nidal M. Hasan to harm Americans.” This went against everything Al-Awlaki stood for, violence, mass murder in the name of Allah. Print, video and audio files of Al-Awlaki’s words have been found on the private hard drives of terrorism suspects in Canada in 2006 and in the United States in 2007 and 2008. He also wrote congratulations to al-Shabaab, an Islamic extremist group leading an insurgency in Somalia, after it apparently used the first U.S.-citizen suicide bomber last fall. Al-Awlaki said Hasan arrived at his own conclusions regarding the acceptability of violence in Islam, and said he was not the one to initiate this. What else could he have said? Al-Awlaki was under investigation by the Government of Yemen for his ties to Al-Qaeda. Shaea summarized their relationship by stating, "Nidal was providing evidence to Anwar, not vice versa." Asked whether Hasan mentioned Fort Hood as a target in his e-mails, Shaea declined to comment. Why would the interviewer sent by the Washington Post to Yemen decline to comment if the emails had not mentioned Fort Hood? Referring to a post on his blog praising the shootings after they occurred, al-Alwaki said he "blessed the act because it was against a military target. And the soldiers who were killed were not normal soldiers, but those who were trained and prepared to go to Iraq and Afghanistan." In December 2009 al-Alwaki granted an interview to the Arabic news service Al-Jazeera and turned over copies of the emails that were exchanged between himself and his mureed (student of jihad) Hasan. The following was taken from a machine translation of this interview: Al-J: Sheikh Anwar, when did your relationship with this jihadist begin? Al-Alwaki: Brother Nidal asked G-D to protect him when he was praying in Mosques during the time I was an Imam who had just moved to Virginia. Al-J: When was the first meeting between you and him? Al-Alwaki: Some nine years ago when I preached at the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque in Washington, D.C., one of the largest Islamic Centers in America. Al-J: There are reports that there was a closer relationship than that. Al-Alwaki: Brother Nidal was also communicating with me via email in the past year to mid year 2009. Al-J: When did your contact with him about the Islamist struggle begin? Al-Alwaki: The first message I received from this jihadi was on December 17, 2008. Al-J: Who began this correspondence, you or him? Al-Alwaki: He began it my contacting me. Al-J: What did he want? Al-Alwaki: He was asking if the killing of American soldiers and officers was legitimate or not? Al-J: He was asking this for nearly a year? Al-Alwaki: Yes, I am surprised they were not intercepted by U.S. Security agencies who claim they can read the license plate numbers from any vehicle in the world from space. Al-J: What did he want to know about jihad in these communications? Al-Alwaki: Of course, as I’ve mentioned the first message was about fatwas regarding the morality of killing another Muslim soldier while serving in the United States military. And group of other emails explained his view that making jihad while killing Israeli civilians had religious legitimacy and he was in favor of this, those letters mentioned the legal and factual justification for the targeting of Jews with rockets. Then there were some of the letters requesting a way to transfer some funds to us to contribute to the work of the “charity.” Al-J: Were there other signs the indicated jihad? Did you bless the work of jihad that he carried out three days later? Al-Alwaki: I associate myself with the process that was done by the brother that is the work of heroic jihad and I tried to articulate my opinion on what happened because many of the Islamic organizations and preachers in the West condemned the operation, and I had to be a voice to be linked to Muslims in America and in the West who were independent of them. At the same time it showed the truth in what Brother Nidal by his act of jihad did, an act that the media especially tried to link to me since the beginning. Al-J: Why do you bless the works of the jihadi and shaheeds? Al-Alwaki: Because the objective targeted by Nidal was a military target within the United States and this only makes his jihad more legitimate, not only that these are not ordinary soldiers but they were equipped and preparing to start to fight and kill vulnerable Muslims by committing war crimes in Afghanistan. How can I or other Imams remain silent after hearing the testimony of jihadis who performed forensic analysis incriminating Americans in war crimes? There is a dispute about operations involving non combatants but his objective was purely a military target. Al-J: How can you support the fact that he committed treason against the United States? Al-Alwaki: It is more important not to betray the Islamic faith. To work in the U.S. military to fight Muslims is a betrayal of Islam. America today is the Pharaoh of yesterday. It is the enemy of Islam. It is not permissible for a Muslim to be employed by the United States Army unless he intends to follow in the footsteps of our brother Nidal. Allegiance in Islam is to Allah, His Messenger and to the other believers and not to a handful of dust which these traitors call home. A Muslim Americans loyalty is to the Muslim Nation and not to America and the brother’s jihad proved that through the blessed struggle, and G-d will reward him richly for that. Al-J: Are you directly related to the incident, did you have a hand in it? Al-Alwaki: I did not cause him to perform blessed jihad, but what inspired him was the United States and its crimes, the injustice it perpetuates and this is what the United States is trying to hide and does not want to be recognized. America does not want to recognize what he had done and that the struggle by thousands of Muslims fighting against America exists because of the unfair policy of America when it comes to the Islamic world. Nidal Hasan before being an American is a Muslim from Palestine as well and he sees what the United States is doing perpetuating the injustices of the Jews under the cover of American support. Yes, I might have had a role in the intellectual guidance of the jihad, but it is not beyond that. I am not trying to shirk from the link by disassociating myself from jihad and with him but I am admitting I had a bigger role than ever before! Al-J: From what I can see from the emails you gave me Nidal trusts you and respects you, and you still say that you did not have a hand in the event? Al-Alwaki: Talking to you about this, and I explained to you and I gave you for publication the emails because the United States Administration prevented their publication. So why do they not want them to exist? What is the reason? Do they want coverage on the failure of security? Or do they not want to admit that the jihadist struggle is the principle behind the event and that he did what he did in the service of Islam? They wish to show it was a sudden act of an individual not related to the war crimes of the American military. Al-J: Do you think he was get the death penalty? Al-Alwaki: This is likely in any case. We call upon him to prove Allah is the right G-d and helps those who do good. I ask Allah to accept him as a shaheed and when Allah sees his death certificate congratulate him. JEWISH DEFENSE ORGANIZATION BREAKS UP AL-QAEDA CELL IN WOODSIDE QUEENS As for Yousef Al-Khattab, the Jewish Defense Organization was able to obtain his address. Al-Khattab had recently praised Hasan calling him “an officer and a gentleman” so once his address was revealed to his neighbors they and others began a campaign, with the help of the JDO, to get him evicted from his office. Al-Khattab, believed that he was in danger of getting what he deserved from some local patriotic Americans or from members of the JDO, so this dirty dog fled the United States with his tail between his legs and joined his family in Morocco. By doing so he immediately put himself and his family in danger of arrest because he had made statements calling for the overthrow of the monarchy on his RevolutionMuslim blog. Al-Khattab also resigned from RevolutionMuslim: “It’s not surprising the Jewish Defense Organization want to drive me out of Queens, they are rabbinical Jews with the emphasis on rabbinical and this is the way the do things historically let’s start from 1948 where they drove the indigenous population of Palestine into refugee status for over 61 years now even though they have no links to Palestine…as they are trying to drive me out…I am not too worried about any violence from them, and when they do things they do things sneaky like planting bombs in the Russian Embassy which their people did before…There is no reason to confront them, there is nothing to talk about they are hokum, their verdict has been sealed and it’s just a matter of time until that verdict is handed out so there is nothing we can discuss with them. It’s not like we are talking to anybody else. They have their opinions, they are disgusting they are fascists and they don’t have the greater good of all the people in their mind, they have the greater good for their own gene pool that is passed down through their mothers which is Orthodox Judaism whereas Shar’ia law, whenever it takes over it cares about all of its citizens and rather than raping their resources and seizing power from them it gives them the same rights basically…so there is no one to confront. He left behind bicycle messenger Abdullah as-Sayf Jones as the new Amir. From Jones' blog: "The author of this blog is named Abdullah as-Sayf Jones, however was born as David Scott Jones into an average American family of Italian-Irish background. He grew up like every other kid living in lower-class Brevard, Florida. While most kids in his area were getting involved in gangs and crime or trying to become famous rappers and athletes; Abdullah (David) was interested in other things like history, religion, revolution, etc. Abdullah began reading the books of Sayyid Qutb and listening to the lectures of Shaykh Abdullah al-Faisal and Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki. Through this he came to be the person he is today, Abdullah as-Sayf Jones a Muslim revolutionary in pursuit of Allah’s pleasure and Jannah insha’Allah ta’alaa.” On Sunday December 20, 2009 the Jewish Defense Organization staged a demonstration in front of the headquarters of the Al-Qaeda recruitment cell in Woodside, Queens. Al-Khattab told The Queens Tribune that Jones no longer resided in the apartment and claims the apartment has been vacant for at least two weeks. He said the landlords are not involved in any of his writings and have nothing to do with either him or Jones, except as a landlord. He also harshly criticized the JDO for releasing the landlord's phone number to the public. He criticized the JDO for labeling them as al-Qaeda operatives. He said if that were true, he wouldn't have his freedom. "Do they think they know something the police don't?" al-Khattab said, noting that neither the NYPD nor federal law enforcement have arrested him on any terrorism charges. He said if the JDO's claims were true, he'd "be in prison already. We never said 'kill Jews'," al-Khattab said, "We're not blanket racists, we're not the KKK, we're not al-Qaeda. We merely critique American politics." This was a lie. Note A Prayer to My God by Yousef al-Khattab “Ya Allah (Oh God) I beseech You to carry out your wrath on the Jewish occupiers of Palestine & their supporters. Ya Allah (Oh God) please throw liquid drain cleaner in their faces. Ya Allah (Oh God) burn their flammable sukkos while they sleep. Ya Allah (Oh God),make rocks crash through their car windows as they drive in Your land Bayit al Maqdes Ya Allah (Oh God), make their fingers and brains stick on cafe walls from impact. Ya Allah (Oh God) answer my duaa (prayer).” PART TWO: THE TERRORIST’S SUPPORT NETWORK THE ENEMY WITHIN: ISLAMIST MOLES POPULATE THE ADC: ARAB AMERICAN ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE. In 1980, James Zogby joined with former Senator James Abourezk to form the ADC. The ADC has 18,000 members and is the largest grass roots Arab-American organization and claims that its mission is defending the political rights and promoting the cultural heritage of the more than three million Americans of Arab descent. Senator James Abourezk is definitely a terrorist sympathizer – he was willing to testify for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman but was prevented from doing so. The Senator served one term – 1973 to 1979 – in the Senate and one in the House of Representatives from 1971 to 1973. The ADC is part of our “Terror Lobby” and uses civil liberties issues to make it easier for Islamists to operate by lobbying against “anti-terror” legislation on the highest levels of government. In order to do so they recruit the best Islamist subversive minds in America. Sara Najjar-Wilson is the ADC’s National Executive Director. Sara is an experienced attorney with more than 30 years of service in the Federal government, having served as a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division and as a Senior Attorney in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Office of the General Counsel. Among other leadership positions, she has served as Chairperson of the Federal Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) and as the Program Chairperson of the Washington Foreign Law Society. Ms. Najjar-Wilson represented NASA in several “high profile” activities, including the interests of the families of the late Challenger astronauts. Among many honors and awards, Sara received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. Former ADC National Executive Director, Kareem Shora, worked for ADC for ten years, and is now a Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. In June 2004 the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee keynote speakers were Asa Hutchinson Undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security and Teresa Heinz Kerry wife of Presidential Candidate John Kerry. To please the ADC Hutchinson promised that the Department of Homeland Security would eliminate the special registration for people who fit the profile of Arab terrorists program completely in the near future and pledged to deal with all travelers equally and without discrimination. That would make it easier for jihadis to board flights. The ADC announced that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be conducting an audit reviewing the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) in early January 2010. This will make it easier for terrorist to enter the United States. The ADC wants to eviscerate or destroy the Patriot Act. The Islamists will recruit fair minded liberals to participate in their own self destruction. Heinz Kerry, "John will be committed to a strong America, where our nation's laws are enforced without resorting to discrimination. He has always supported strong hate crime laws, and he believes that the practice of racial profiling should be prohibited." She had 57 Varieties of stupidity. She had not the slightest idea that this politically correct thinking was paving the way for Nidal Hasan to escape an FBI investigation. If anyone messed with Nidal Hasan, a Major in the United States Army, the ADC she and Hutchinson cozened up to would have attempted to destroy them via its connections of through the justice system as it has aside from its leadership it has numerous lawyers, including a few self-hating Jews, at its disposal. A DANGEROUS ISLAMIST GROUP THAT WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAJOR NIDAL HASAN’S FORT MASSACRE “It’s frightening to think that an organization with clear-cut ties to terrorism could have a hand in influencing policy, especially national security policy, within our government. The investigations that we’re asking for are simple, and I’m hopeful that they will bring to light any and all information regarding the goals of CAIR.” – a statement by Rep. Sue Myrick Congresswoman from North Carolina. Al-Awlaki supporters include the civil rights coordinator for CAIR's Los Angeles chapter, Affad Shaikh, who has listened to Al-Awlaki’s lectures and posted links to his Web site on his blog Muslamics. Shaikh, who in 2008 was questioned by Homeland Security agents near San Diego, wrote: "In death there is something to celebrate," on his blog in a post titled "Celebrating Death." The essay mirrors one Al-Awlaki previously posted titled "Why Muslims Love Death." "Our culture of martyrdom needs to be revived," the imam fumes, "because the enemy of Allah fears nothing more than our love of death. We will implement the rule of Allah on earth by the tip of the sword whether the masses like it or not.” Ali al-Timimi, 41, a Ph.D. in computational biology and a self-professed Islamic scholar was convicted on all ten terrorism counts against him, including soliciting others to levy war against the United States and inducing others to use firearms in violation of federal law. The firearms convictions require mandatory life imprisonment without parole. Al-Timimi's storefront mosque was located in the same Falls Church office building as a Muslim-run travel agency that booked trips to Saudi Arabia for the haj. Copies of its travel itinerary show Al-Awlaki acted as a tour guide for the trips. Listed directly under him was a trip advisor named Mohammad el-Mezain, who is the CAIR fundraiser recently convicted of providing material support to terrorists in the Holy Land Foundation trial. El-Mezain co¬founded the Hamas charitable front with CAIR director Elashi. El-Mezain and Al-Awlaki knew each other from San Diego. Before his arrest, el-Mezain headed Holy Land's San Diego office and, like Al-Awlaki, served as a leader in local mosques there.They pair once lived in the same small Colorado apartment complex together. According to federal investigators, el-Mezain likely met Al-Awlaki in Fort Collins, Colorado, around 1990, when the two were neighbors and attended the same local mosque. CAIR, The Council on American-Islamic Relations is the stealth arm of the Hamas section of the Muslim Brotherhood, is a guilty as Hasan for the Fort Hood Massacre. This terrorist group had been allowed to poison and intimidate the FBI for decades. The FBI did not act because Hasan was Muslim and it was afraid of being accused of being sued for racial profiling and religious discrimination by CAIR. CAIR would have sued the FBI, FBI officials and individual agents. CAIR has a long history of litigiousness. For example CAIR represented a veteran of the American military and a doctor in trying to force the USG to grant them citizenship. CAIR was behind an effort in 2008 by six imams who were taken off a U.S. Airways flight for acting suspiciously to sue the passengers who reported the imams to airline personnel. If their attempt had succeeded, Americans would be afraid to report suspicious behavior in airplanes for fear of being sued. This became known as the Flying Imam’s case! The lawsuit’s real purpose was to facilitate another 9/11. Like the ADC, CAIR is determined to security strip America as part of a hidden Islamist agenda. This document reveals CAIR’s strength. The FBI had to factor this into the equation when deciding whether or not to investigate Hasan. Before CAIR was linked to Hamas and cut off these Islamist terrorists passing themselves off a mainstream Muslim-Americans had plenty of contact with the FBI. WHY WAS A TERRORIST GROUP WORKING WITH THE FBI? CAIR conducted religious sensitivity training sessions for the FBI. In 2006 CAIR stated that it “works closely with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to foster a positive partnership with the Muslim community that ensures the protection of all people’s civil rights. After the 9/11 attacks, CAIR’s executive director met with Robert Mueller, the director of the FBI. In 2004, senior CAIR officials met with Cassie Chandler, then Assistant Director for Public Affairs, and Gary Bald, then Assistant Director for Counterterrorism, in the FBI’s Washington, DC headquarters to discuss ways to improve the working relationship between CAIR and the FBI. In 2006, senior CAIR officials attended a meeting with FBI Deputy Director John Pistole in the FBI’s National Headquarters in Washington, DC. Currently, CAIR officials are providing on-going diversity training about Islam and Muslims to participants at the Counterterrorism Division of Federal Law Enforcement Training and Education Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA. FLETC serves as an interagency law enforcement training organization for more than 80 Federal agencies. Recently CAIR officials gave seminars and lectures at The United States Army Central Command in Tampa and at USMA in West Point.” During this time one FBI official gave CAIR a clean bill of health, “In a March 14, 2007 New York Times article, MichaeI RoIince, a retired F.B.I. officiaI who directed counterterrorism in the Washington field office from 2002 to 2005, said, ‘Of aII the groups, there is probabIy more suspicion about CAIR, but when you ask peopIe for coId hard facts, you get bIank stares.’” Rolince also gave Zacharias Moussaoui a clean bill of health: Moussaoui’s Defense attorney Edward B. MacMahon Jr. asked Michael E. Rolince then the retired head of the FBI's International Terrorism Operations Section, whether he knew that agent Harry Harry Samit had warned in an August 18, 2001 memo to his office that Moussaoui was a potential terrorist. "No," he answered at Moussaoui's death penalty trial. Rolince claimed to have never seen Samit’s report and anyway believed the report to be “suppositions, hunches and suspicions.” Steven Pomerantz and Oliver “Buck” Revell, both former FBI Agents, disagree with Rolince and believe CAIR is a terrorist support group. THE FBI CUTS OFF CAIR 16 MONTHS TOO LATE In May 2007 CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism case. Sixteen months later the FBI cut off CAIR. This is from the CAIR website “The FBI severed relations with CAIR in October 2008. Shortly before the end of the Bush administration, FBI offices contacted many CAIR chapters stating that they were suspending some ties between the Washington-based civil rights and advocacy group and FBI field offices. The letters also stated that the FBI will continue to work with CAIR on civil rights issues impacting American Muslims. A number of anti-Muslim Internet sites have promoted the story as a means to smear CAIR. However, these same sites have been forced to admit that the Bush administration’s policy has not been fully accepted by local FBI officials. According to WorldNetDaily.com, a site many argue adopts a significant anti-Muslim tone: "F.B.I. sources, however, say the new policy has not been uniformly followed since it was put into effect late last summer. They say there is still political resistance to the rule, which has generated complaints from some in the Muslim community." (1/30/2009) CAIR is a civil rights and advocacy group that often challenged Bush administration policies. It is not surprising that we would be targeted in a purely political move by those in the previous administration who sought to prevent us from defending the civil rights of American Muslims. This campaign of smears and misinformation is an unfortunate legacy of the Bush administration's misguided and counterproductive efforts to marginalize mainstream American Muslim organizations. The true losers under this unfortunate policy are those FBI officials who will have their access to the mainstream American Muslim community restricted by the Bush administration’s directive that prevents them from taking part in the many public activities such as town hall meetings and diversity workshops sponsored by CAIR chapters. We hope the FBI will not be perceived as turning back the clock on the civil rights movement to a time when those who defended civil liberties were targeted, as was the case with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It should be noted that even if the Bush administration’s politically-motivated policy remains in place, CAIR chapters nationwide will continue to work with local law enforcement agencies and the FBI on issues related to our core mission of defending the civil rights of all Americans. Going forward, we will do our utmost to work with the new administration to ensure that public officials and representatives of law enforcement agencies hear the voices of American Muslims. We look forward to returning to normal relations with law enforcement now that there is a new administration.” The FBI explained, "CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development in the United States v. Holy Land Foundation et al. (Cr. No. 3:04-240-P (N.D.TX.). During that trial, evidence was introduced that demonstrated a relationship among CAIR, individual CAIR founders (including its current President Emeritus and its Executive Director) and the Palestinian Committee. Evidence was also introduced that demonstrated a relationship between the Palestinian Committee and HAMAS, which was designated a terrorist organization in 1995. In light of that evidence, the FBI suspended all formal contacts between CAIR and the FBI. The FBI's decision to suspend formal contacts was not intended to reflect a wholesale judgment of the organization and its entire membership. Nevertheless, until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner." President Obama did not rescind that directive and so he is taking the fact that CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator seriously, as well he should. UNINDICTED TERRORIST CO-CONSPIRATORS Don’t dismiss the importance of unindicted co-conspirators, as the intelligence community did in the trial of Shaykh Omar Abdel Rahman. Usama bin Laden was on the Rahman Unindicted Co-Conspirator List under his nom de guerre “Abu Abdullah.” When Heni Lased (left) was arrested in Germany a major part of the evidence came from wiretaps made by Italian police in Milan during which Heni Lased and his associates discussed “a suffocating liquid that kills people efficiently.” Heni Lased wanted to “die a Shaheed”, while using poison gas to suffocate worshippers in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. The gas was to have been released with the help of a rudimentary bomb made from a converted pressure cooker. In another conversation, months before the September 11th Islamist Victory Heni Lased hinted that the “Sheik Abu Abdullah” was planning a major attack: “He is planning something because he has wished for a goal and he wants to carry it out. It is not a small thing.” Waleed Abouel Nour was on the Rahman Unindicted Co-Conspirator List. Waleed Nour and Egyptian Mohamed el-Atriss were incorporators, registered agents and directors of Sphinx Trading Company located at 2828 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City that was founded in 1987. Sphinx Trading provided check cashing, mailbox services and international wiring services for the Gama’a al-Islamiyya’s Brooklyn / Jersey City cell. The Islamist assassin of Rabbi Meir Kahane, Said Nosair, had a mailbox there. Siddig Ali Siddig’s (one of the 1993 World Center crew) translation service was located at Box 161 2823 Kennedy Boulevard. El-Atriss claimed he met Nour while both were cab drivers in Newark, New Jersey and not through an Islamist network. Sphinx Trading was next door to the Afghan Refugee Services Center, a front group for Gama’a al-Islamiyya’s Brooklyn / Jersey City cell and the Al-Salaam Mosque, where Sheik Rahman preached. These outposts of Islamism were both located at 2824 Kennedy Boulevard. This author and Peter Lance visited Sphinx and confronted its employees. Mohamed el-Atriss also ran a fake-document mill called All Services Plus on Paterson, New Jersey's Market Street that sold false identification papers to illegal immigrants and false international drivers licenses. El-Atriss provided September 11th Shaheeds Abdulaziz Alomari and Khalid al-Midhar with some bogus identification. The FBI believed he did so unwittingly. Maybe he did but the Brothers went to Paterson for a specific reason, namely because they were aware of el-Atriss’ connection to what was left of the Gama’a al-Islamiyya’s Brooklyn / Jersey City. When New Jersey authorities raided Mohamed al-Atriss’ operation in July 2001 he fled to Egypt but returned to the United States August 20, 2001 and was released on bail and went back in business. When the Paterson Police learned that documents from All Services Plus, El-Atriss' company, were uncovered at an apartment where some of the September 11th Shaheeds lived, the local police obtained search warrants for his al-Atriss’ home and business. He initially denied selling to the hijackers, but when further confronted apparently agreed after a download of the names of the September 11th Shaheeds was found in his office with the names he sold the ID to underlined. Detective Ernst was a major witness against al-Atriss: “We initially started to investigate Sphinx Trading Company as a potential money laundering operation. We identified ties to Middle Eastern countries, specifically Egypt and Saudi Arabia. We were asked to not pursue the investigation any further by a specific federal agency, who indicated to us that they had interest in that as well. We began to investigate -- we did a check through the Federal HIDTA System, which is a drug enforcement agency, intelligence system. They work with an intelligence gathering system called the EPIC System, which is the El Paso Information Center that provides intelligence to federal authorities. Through the EPIC System they classify, they being the FBI and U.S. Customs in a joint task force, have classified Waleed Abouel Nour, as a terrorist. When I specifically asked the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to confirm that, they indicated to me that they would have to get back to me on that. And it's been several months and I haven't heard. But the initial indication from the EPIC System was that the FBI classified his partner in this incorporation as a terrorist. Mr. El-Atriss is listed on the bank records as the principal of the company. Also of interest, the location Sphinx Trading Company, 2828 Kennedy Boulevard is also red flagged by the FBI as a known location that was involved in the first bombing of the World Trade Center with the Blind Sheik Rahman. He had received mail at that location. And it was also indicated to me by the FBI that several of the hijackers involved in the September 11th Events also had mailboxes at that location.” CAIR’S LINKS TO THE MOMBAI ISLAMIST MASSACRE Randall Todd Royer, a leading member of CAIR now locked up in a cage 23 hours a day was a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba the group that sent its Islamist suicidal mass murderers to Mombai Chabad House to kill its Rabbi and his wife. Royer, who served as a communications specialist and a civil rights coordinator at CAIR was indicted and arrested for his association with Lashkar-e-Taiba. He traveled to Pakistan, did propaganda work for it, and “fired at Indian positions in Kashmir” with a machine gun and Rocket Propelled Grenade. In addition, his indictment states that Royer “possessed in his automobile an AK-47-style rifle and 219 rounds of ammunition” in September 2001. It was charged that on or about May 8, 2003, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, codefendant Masoud Ahmad Khan possessed a photograph downloaded from the Internet of the FBI Headquarters building in Washington, D.C. In November Judge Leonie Brinkema sentenced three of Royer’s co-defendants to 11½, 11¼ and 3 years and 10 months in prison. Royer received a twenty-year prison sentence. CAIR has consistently defended jihadi leaders and as stated in May 2007 was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism case. CAIR termed the conviction of the operatives of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing as “a travesty of justice.” The conviction of Sheik Rahman was called a “hate crime.” CAIR chairman, Omar Ahmed, said in 1998: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Qu’ran... should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.” CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper (left) made this clear: “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t want the Government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.” The FBI’s former chief of counter-terrorism, Steven Pomerantz, bestowed this compliment on CAIR: “CAIR, its leaders and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups.” CAIR-New York’s Executive Director Ghazi Khankan solicited contributions for the families of September 11th detainees and said that American Taliban John Walker Lindh was a “misguided young American Muslim” who should not have gone overseas to “get involved in local politics.” Ghazi Khankan was an Islamic Center of Long Island officer until 2004, director of both interfaith affairs and communications. Shortly after 9/11, he told The New York Times that the U.S. government hadn't proven Osama Bin Laden's role in the attacks: “We need to have proof. We need to have facts. If there is something wrong, let’s get together through the United Nations, not act as a lynch mob.” His speech at a fund-raiser in Virginia that October 2001 was recorded: “Why is it assumed that Muslims were behind the attack? We know at least three people assumed to be hijackers who are still alive in the Middle East. The question is, who is impersonating these Muslim names? Who benefits from assuming Muslims are behind this tragedy and who benefits from this tragedy?” That same month, Khankan gave Newsday his view on who had really perpetrated the atrocities: “What about the world Zionist network? Why are you in the media not looking at them?” In 1999 CAIR received $250,000 loan from the Saudi-run Wahhabist Islamic Development Bank to buy land in Washington, D.C., construct a headquarters facility. On September 9, 2001, at a rally to support Jamil Al-Amin , Sheik Hamza Yusuf Hanson, a convert to Islam and a member of CAIR who is known as a moderate Muslim stated that “America faced a terrible fate” and that Sheik Rahman was unjustly tried and condemned against any standards of justice in any legal system. The FBI went to interview Yusuf to determine whether this statement meant that he had prior knowledge of the September 11thEvent, which of course he said he did not. When agents came to his San Francisco home on September 20, 2001, they learned he was meeting with President Bush. Later the website of Yusuf’s organization vowed to send part of any money it collected to the Benevolence International Foundation, a front for jihadi. CAIR received $500,000 from Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest men. If not for this litigious group with unlimited resources there would have been action taken against Major Hasan. They succeeded in tying the hands of intelligence agencies via the justice system and their goal of killing Americans was achieved. CAIR was forced to put out a page dispelling all the rumors about it. CAIR is the subject of an excellent book entitled The Muslim Mafia and several members of Congress have called for an investigation of this terrorist support group. This book revealed that CAIR's founder Omar M. Ahmad praised suicide bombers who "kill themselves for Islam." He also hosted blind Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman at his home not long before he was arrested and convicted of terrorism, according to Ahmad's apartment manager at the time, who turned photographs and other evidence over to the FBI's San Jose, California, field office. While the Blind Sheik was plotting terrorism in New York, he paid Ahmad a visit at his Villa Monroe apartment in Santa Clara, California, says then-apartment manager Andy Hyslop. A few years later, a Santa Clara mosque, which Ahmad helped found, hosted and raised thousands of dollars for bin Laden deputy Ayman Al-Zawahiri. PART THREE: DR. AYMAN AL-ZAWAHIRI: Al-QAEDA LOUDMOUTH Doctor Ayman Al-Zawahiri was born June 19, 1951 descendent from a deep-rooted wealthy Egyptian family. His grandfather was one the Imams at the Al-Azhar mosque, and his other grandfather from his mother’s side, Doctor Abdul Wahab Azzam was president of Cairo University then was the ambassador of Egypt to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. His father was doctor Mohammad Rabi’ Al-Zawahiri, a professor at the medical school Ain Shams University, one of the most famous doctors before he died in 1995. Ayman was a member and leader of the banned Muslim Brotherhood starting at age fourteen, thanks to his great uncle Mahfuz Azzam, who brought Ayman and his brother Muhammad in the terrorist fold. Al-Zawahiri recalled, “The purpose of this cell was to establish an Islamic government …Jihad means removing the current government through and changing the current regime to establish an Islamic Government instead. This was to be done through a military coup. We were convinced that civilians and the military should cooperate to achieve this end.” Al-Zawahiri graduated from medical school in 1974, then spent three years as a surgeon in the Egyptian Army. In his book, Al-Hisad Al-Murr (The Bitter Harvest) Egyptian Islamic Jihad founder Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri summed up the feeling of many jihadi in the mid 1970’s when he stated that the Muslim Brotherhood was more interested in the ballot than the bullet and that this was in his opinion a violation of Shari’ah, Islamic Law, as he understood that democracy was a new religion that must be destroyed by war. He accused the Muslim Brotherhood of having sacrificed Allah's ultimate authority by accepting the notion that the people are the ultimate source of authority. He condemned the Muslim Brotherhood for renouncing Jihad as a means to establish the Islamic State. Al-Zawahiri characterized the Muslim Brotherhood as kuffar. Their adherence to democracy to achieve their political goals meant giving the legislature rights that belonged to Allah. Thus, he who supported democracy was, by definition, an infidel. "For he who legislates anything for human beings, would establish himself as their god" wrote Al-Zawahiri. He criticized the Muslim Brotherhood for extending bridges of understanding to the authorities that rule them. These bridges became part of a package or a quid pro quo: the rulers allowed the Brotherhood a degree of freedom to spread their beliefs and the Brotherhood acknowledged the legitimacy of the regime. For him, those who endorsed this philosophy could not be trusted even if they split from the Brotherhood. Their minds were forever polluted and set in stone. Al-Zawahiri drew attention to the enormous financial wealth of the Muslim Brotherhood. This "material prosperity," he argued, is the result of the Brotherhood's leaders who escaped Gamal Abdul Nasser's oppression and took over regional and international banks and businesses. In 1981 Dr. Al-Zawahiri was thrown in jail as an accessory in the Sadat assassination due to his connection to Gama’a al-Islamiyya. He was sentenced to three years for carrying a weapon without a license. There he witnessed his jailers’ torture to death the founder of the Afghan refugee clinic where he had previously worked. The Egyptian authorities claimed that the man had committed suicide. The legend goes that this was what totally radicalized Al-Zawahiri, however, if Al-Zawahiri weren’t already a radical, he would not have participated in the Sadat execution in the first place. Brother Issam (Essam or Isam) Al-Qamari was another of aI-Zawahiri’s fellow prisoners, who was at one time an active officer in the Egyptian army waiting for a chance to affect an Islamist military coup, however he left the Army in 1981 after his jihadi tendencies were discovered. Later Dr. Al-Zawahiri would publicly write, “The Islamic movement's infiltration of the Army will always be countered by purging operations. It is difficult for the Islamic movement to recruit a large number of officers in the Army without getting discovered, in view of the tight security measures within the ranks of the Armed Forces.” Al-Qamari was a charismatic figure who organized and led Islamist cells within Egypt's Tura Prison and it was during their incarceration and interrogation in 1981-1982, that the idea occurred to them of splitting from the Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyyah and forming Egyptian Al-Jihad. Basically Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyyah would shoot infidels; Egyptian Islamic Jihad would blow them up. UNDER TORTURE AL-ZAWAHIRI GIVES UP HIS CLOSEST FRIEND AL-QAMARI During his trial Al-Zawahiri pulled off his shoes and raised his robes to expose the marks of torture while denouncing the torture that took place in the "dirty Egyptian jails, where we suffered the severest inhuman treatment. There they kicked us, they beat us, they whipped us with electric cables they shocked us with electricity! They shocked us with electricity! And they used the wild dogs! And they used the wild dogs! And they hung us over the edges of the doors"— he bent over to demonstrate—"with our hands tied at the back! They arrested the wives, the mothers, the fathers, the sisters, and the sons!" The other defendants chanted, "The army of Muhammad will return, and we will defeat the Jews!" Unable to endure this AI-Zawahiri gave depositions and served as a witness implicating Al-Qamari: “He occasionally visited me in my clinic. I also found a flat for him and gave him money and the seized pistol, along with other weapons including five pistols, two machine guns and a number of bullets, I do not remember how many.” After he was arrested on October 15, 1981, Al-Zawahiri informed the authorities of Al-Qamari's whereabouts. He had taken refuge in a small mosque where he used to pray and meet Al-Zawahiri and other members of the group. “The police asked me to go this mosque to meet him so that they could arrest him because they were worried that there would be loss of lives. I went with them to the mosque and sat there under their eyes until he arrived and while he was performing the mosque greeting prayers he was arrested.” Al-Zawahiri’s relative, Mahfouz (Mahfuz) Azzam, had a different version of events: “On October 21, 1981, after the Menassa (the place of assassinating late President Sadat) event, he was in a car driven by his brother, on his way to the air port, after visiting his aunt he found State Security surrounded him and was arrested. He was able to travel before October 21 if he committed a crime, but he had a relation with Essam al-Qamari and the State Security had a problem with capturing him, so when they wanted to captured him waited until Essam speaks in telephone. They broke into Ayman's house and destroyed walls in order to find any clues, and when he said to them in the telephone: "tell Ayman we will meet after Salat al Maghreb (sunset prayer) in the mosque near Ket-Kat” - they knew him as Essam al-Qamri. If it were not for that call, all security forces will not catch him because Essam was a professional fighter, and he traveled to Russia.” Al-Zawahiri has a third version of events: “After intensive pursuits, I was arrested. An attack was conducted on the hideout of Essam al-Qamari, at the Cairo neighborhood of Al Jammaliyah, where an interesting battle took place. This battle occupied an important place in the history of the movement because of the serious facts that it demonstrated about the confrontation between the Islamists and government troops. It also proved the validity of Essam's theory and his farsightedness. This battle took place in the Manshiyat Nasir area in the Al-jammaliyah neighborhood. It is a poor area where poor homes are stacked next to each other, divided by narrow alleys and paths. Essam was hiding in a turner's workshop built by Muhammad Abdal Rahman al-Sharqawi , along with Ibrahim Salamah Iskandarani and Nabil Na'im (detained since 1991), to serve as one of our bases. This workshop was in a modest house consisting of a roofless hallway, with two fastened a few centimeters away from the iron door. They had two old short machine guns, two revolvers, and a number of hand grenades in their possession. When the break-in troops tried to storm their way into the gate they were jolted, and they immediately retreated in shock. Essam seized the opportunity and hurled a hand grenade over the door. It landed in the middle of the break-in team, killing or wounding the team members. The battalion officers and soldiers panicked when they heard the screams of the break-in team. There was complete silence in the air. Essam and his companions climbed to the roof of the workshop and started hailing the neighboring rooftops with bullets from their two machine guns, which soon stopped working. But Essam and his companions did not stop. They rained the force with 10 hand grenades, nine of which exploded. The resistance by the force stopped, and here Essam realized that it had been weakened. The brothers emerged from the workshop. They found a soldier in front of them pointing his weapon at them. However, he turned his back on them. Brother Nabil Na'im shot him in the head. “Essam asked them to sit still and wait for him to throw a hand grenade then start running in the direction of the grenade. The brothers started running through the cordons of the siege. It was as if they were running amidst dead people and ghosts. They continued to run until they reached the neighboring hills of Al-Muqattam. From a distance, they sat down to watch the badly hurt troops as they gathered their wounded men and moved back to their vehicles. Ibrahim Salamah suggested that this was the best opportunity to attack the battalion with what was left with the brothers in terms of ammunition, but Essam decided it was enough. The brothers continued to walk on the hills of Al-Muqattam. Ibrahim Salamah had a hand grenade in his hand. He had removed the pin from it then returned it again. However, it seemed that the pin shifted out of place when he was running. The brothers stopped for a while near one of the caves. “Ibrahim Salamah wanted to urinate. He turned around and faced the entrance of the cave. Essam and Nabil sat a few meters away from him with their backs to Ibrahim. The grenade dropped on the floor, causing the pin to shift a little. The brothers heard the capsule exploding. Ibrahim immediately threw himself on the bomb to protect his brothers. The explosion of the bomb, which ripped Ibrahim apart, broke the silence of the night. He took the full power of the explosion. It was an act of destiny that was beyond any expectation. After escaping safely from over a 100-man force from the Central Security Forces, Ibrahim met his fate. Isam and Nabil were astonished by the gravity of the surprise. Isam was arrested and put on trial in the Al-Jihad case. The prosecutors, colluding with the intelligence department, did not take him to attend the first session of the trial. They brought him along with Rifa'i Taha (a military official of the Islamic Group) on the second session from their place of detention in Al-Qal'ah Prison.” THE HYPOCRITE AL-ZAWAHIRI ORDERS THE EXECUTION OF ANOTHER JIHADI WHO CRACKED UNDER TORTURE A-Zawahiri as leader of Al-Jihad should have faced martyrdom to protect the organization instead of being a sissy, as he expected others to do as in the case of an Arab-Afghan fighter and Egyptian Islamic Jihad member named Mohamed Abdel Aleem, better known as “Abu Khadija”, who was one of the most loyal members of Islamic Jihad. He worked in an orphanage in Peshawar in Pakistan. Although he was only 25 at the time, he was very active. Before joining and working with Zawahiri in Afghanistan, he was a good friend of Abu Ubaidah al-Banshiri ('Ali al-Rasheedi) martyred by drowning in Lake Victoria. In Afghanistan, Abu Khadija joined Islamic Jihad and worked directly with Zawahiri himself but he had to leave behind a wife and children. He expressed to Zawahiri his wish to go back to Egypt to see them and try to bring them to Afghanistan. Zawahiri tried to talk him out of traveling for fear that he would be arrested by the Egyptian authorities, but his resolve was firm. The Security Committee made a plan to return him to Egypt on a forged passport with an itinerary that passed through a number of countries before arriving in Egypt, in order to make it difficult for the Egyptian authorities to track him. Despite these measures, as soon as he arrived at the airport, he was arrested by the Egyptian authorities who tortured him terribly until they extracted information about the activities of the group. Abu Khadija told the authorities about the hiding place of Esam Abdel Gayyid, who had infiltrated into Egypt to achieve certain aims. Soon thereafter, Abdel Gayyid was arrested. He is still in prison today. The Egyptian authorities eventually released Abu Khadija, and after lengthy judicial procedure, he received his passport. Abu Khadija insisted on joining his family in Saudi Arabia, where he bumped into Zawahiri in the Holy Mosque. He explained to Zawahiri that what was revealed was done under the pain of torture, and that he did not mean to cause the arrest of Abdel Gayyid. Zawahiri treated him coldly but was forgiven and was assured that since he was under torture he could not be held responsible. Abu Khadija returned to Afghanistan to work for the same orphanage. A few weeks after Abu Khadija’s arrival, aI-Zawahiri’s returned to Afghanistan. Abu Khadija then traveled to Islamabad en route to Jeddah to bring his family to Afghanistan. Abu Khadija was hosted by Pakistan's Islamist group Harakat ul-Ansar (aka HUM or Harkat-ul-Mujahideen). He then disappeared in Pakistan. Islamic Jihad spread rumors that he died in a car accident, that he had a car that he used for his travels between Islamabad and Peshawar. There was no accident. Members of the Security Committee in Islamic Jihad pretended they wanted to have him meet someone away from where he was hosted by Harakat ul-Ansar. He disappeared soon after this executed on the orders of Doctor aI-Zawahiri. ZAWAHIRI SNITCHES OUT HIS OWN BROTHER Dr. Al-Zawahiri identified his brother Muhammad Al-Zawahiri as a member of the same militant cell, according to the transcript of his 1981 Higher State Security Court confession, as reproduced by the jihadi house counsel Egyptian Montassar al-Zayyat (also spelled Zayat) in his The Road to Al-Qaeda: The Story of bin Laden’s Right-Hand Man. AI-Zawahiri’s cooperation with the authorities along with the CIA’s desire to destroy Communism perhaps led to his quick exit from Egypt to Saudi Arabia. Al-Qamari met a heroic death at the hands of the Egyptian security forces while lobbing grenades at them and holding them off until fatally wounded during a jailbreak. Montassar al-Zayyat visited AI-Zawahiri in the Ibn al-Nefees hospital, where he was working in Jeddah. He looked very sorrowful. The scars left on his body from the indescribable torture he suffered caused him no more pain, but his heart and soul still ached from it. The torture he suffered was not proportionate to his comparatively minor role in the assassination of Sadat and under the pain of torture he gave testimony to the Higher Military Court against other jihadi members from the army. Under these conditions, he admitted that they formed a movement inside the army to topple the regime and institute an Islamic government. From Saudi Arabia it was on to Afghanistan in 1986 where he joined Usama bin Laden in his struggle against the Soviets. In 1987 Ayman Al-Zawahiri founded the Peshawar bureau of Egyptian Islamic Jihad and started a monthly magazine called The Conquest. He also started Tanzeem al-Jihad (Jihad Organization) and in 1988 merged it with Islamic Jihad. Ayman Al-Zawahiri led the Egyptian Islamic Jihad throughout the 1990s and planned numerous attacks against Egyptian officials. THE INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC FRONT FOR THE JIHAD AGAINST JEWS AND CRUSADERS Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri rejoined bin Laden in Afghanistan in 1997 and signed a May 1998 declaration calling on Muslims to kill Americans and Jews all over the world, to wage Jihad against the US and its interests. Bin Laden formed The International Islamic Front for the Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders - a coalition of Islamist groups which included Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya and Al-Jihad as major players. In bin Laden's May religious pronouncement he told American news correspondent John Miller that, "we don't differentiate between those dressed in military uniforms and civilians. They are all targets of this fatwa…We also hold them (American government) responsible for its attacks on Islamic symbols, Sheikh Abdel Rahman, who is considered one of the most prominent Islamic scholars who Allah gave the courage to speak the truth. We hear that he is in a bad health condition and he is a man beyond 60 years of age and is blind and America treats him badly. The imprisonment of Sheikh Omar is an attack on the Muslim religion and countries. We hold it completely responsible for the imprisonment of Sheikh Omar and the imprisonment of other Muslims in America." AL-ZAWAHIRI VILIFIED SHAYKH OMAR ABDEL RAHMAN While Al-Zawahiri was in prison for the murder of Anwar Sadat, he came face to face with Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, who had also been charged as a conspirator in the assassination of Sadat. During this time a struggle took place between the members of the Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyyah and the many splinter jihadi elements in the Tora Prison over whether Sheikh Rahman was capable of leadership of the group despite his blindness. Al-Qamari’s voice was the loudest, wholeheartedly opposing Abdel Rahman's leadership on account of his poor eyesight. Al-Zawahiri wanted the Sheikh to resign for the sake of unity. This issue led eventually to the demise of the coalition between the various jihadi groups under the leadership of Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyyah. Al-Qamari was a courageous man who did not fear anyone in his struggle to follow the path of God, even to the extent of rashness. It was the rashness that caused him a lot of problems with his brethren from the Islamist movements in prison, especially regarding the debate over Abdel Rahman's leadership of the newly unified Islamic group. In 1991 Al-Zawahiri published a book in which he said that a blind person should not be Ameer. In the book he said that in books of Shari'ah there are a number of conditions that have to be met by any great Imam, including having sound senses. Throughout this book he said that Sheikh Rahman, as the Imam of Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya was in violation of Islamic Law. Archetypal double agent Sergeant Ali-Mohamed brought Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri into the United States in 1993 without leaving any traces of his entry. Later in 1993 Ali-Mohamed was not as successful and told agents of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that he “had provided intelligence and counter-intelligence training in Afghanistan to a particular identified individual [Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri]. Ali-Mohamed indicated that he met [Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri] in 1988 and last saw him in Afghanistan in 1991. Ali-Mohamed admitted that he had traveled to Vancouver, Canada, in the spring of 1993 to facilitate the entry of [Dr. Ayman Zawahiri] into the United States. [Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri] had been stopped by Canadian customs officials and was found to be in possession of a false passport and the driver’s license of Ali-Mohamed. Ali-Mohamed further admitted that he and [Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri] had transported Usama bin Laden from Afghanistan to the Sudan in 1991, at which point Ali-Mohamed had left his driver’s license with [Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri]. Ali-Mohamed told the RCMP that he was in the process of applying for a job as an FBI interpreter and did not want this incident to jeopardize the application. (In fact, Ali-Mohamed then had such an application pending though he was never hired as a translator.)” Some Western analysts believe the man with Ali-Mohamed’s ID was Ahmed Salama Mabruk Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri’s right-hand man, however, Mabruk had Canadian citizenship. Ahmed Salama Mabruk, head of military operations for Egyptian Islamic Jihad was jailed for life in April 1999 after trying to buy chemical and biological weapons in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan along with Mohamed Saeed al-Ashri (aka Abu Khaled) and Ahmed Salama Mabruk. His laptop computer contained plans to produce anthrax along with many names and addresses of the members of Egyptian Islamic Jihad including those living overseas who were unknown to the Egyptian authorities including jihadi Mohamed Atef. The hard drive listed over 100 targets in the United States, Israel and also in India. This led to the arrest of nearly one hundred members, who were tried in one case entitled, “The Returnees From Albania.” The San Francisco Chronicle reported, “A Silicon Valley physician and civic leader told The Chronicle that in 1989 or 1990 he had been introduced to Al-Zawahiri and accompanied him to local mosques. The civic leader, Dr. Ali Zaki, said he had been duped into assisting Al-Zawahiri and had not been told his real name or the true purpose of his fund raising.” On August 3, 2005 Dr. Al-Zawahiri maintained that an offer was extended to the nations “allied with the Crusaders” to become Muslims, and reiterated Usama bin Laden’s truce of ceasing aggression against Muslims, promising: “For all who collaborated with the Americans in Afghanistan and Iraq I will collect the price of the betrayers very soon.” In November 2005 Al-Zawahiri stated that its battlefield of Jihad is the most difficult and its mujahideen and people are to be supported. He urged support for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Emir of al-Qaeda in Iraq, stating: “The Nation of Islam, I ask you to support your brothers, the mujahideen in Iraq, and our brother, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, whom I didn't see anything about but good things the whole period I knew him.” DR. AL-ZAWAHIRI: JIHADIST BAIT INTERNET PHASE Terrorist pig Dr. Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal Al-Balawi started out as so many maggots do; on the internet. Al-Balawi was a well known jihadist blogger famous in the jihadi blogosphere who was known as Abu Dujana al-Khurasani. He had quickly risen to prominence - and eventually an administrator position - on the al-Hisban forum in 2007, and was widely regarded for a series of popular essays he wrote on the forums, especially on the course of the jihad in Iraq and in praise of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Al-Hisbah http://www.hisbah.net is one of the oldest, most important websites associated with Al-Qaeda and global jihad. It is not an online community open to all web surfers but rather a members-only Internet group. Those who want to join the website must undergo a screening process. The website features technical information about the Internet (including information published by hackers working for Al-Qaeda), a wealth of information about radical Islamic literature and ideology, news, updates, as well as audio and video clips inciting to terrorism and violence. In addition, Al-Qaeda and global jihad use the website to recruit new members and handle terrorist squads. Because of his postings and his position he had sparked the interest of the GID (Jordanian Intelligence). When Al-Balawi returned to Jordan after studying medicine in Turkey he ran a clinic in a Palestinian refugee camp near the town of Zarqa. Authorities in Jordan arrested Al-Balawi in March 2009 after he signed up for a “humanitarian” mission to the Gaza Strip with a Jordanian field hospital in the wake of Israel's offensive there, according to a Jordanian counterterrorism official. The GID took note of a progression in the Al-Balawi’s Islamism. He went from the Internet to a refugee camp and finally he was planning to go to a battle area (Gaza). Al-Balawi was jailed for three days. Nisreen el-Shamayleh, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Amman added: "In the past Al-Balawi had been imprisoned and tortured in Jordanian prisons for participating in al-Qaeda meetings. That was way back in the past. After being released from prison, he was summoned several times by Jordanian intelligence and it is believed that during that period, and because of al-Balawi's valuable knowledge of al-Qaeda, he may have then have been recruited by Jordanian intelligence." There is reason to believe this is true. We are dealing with intelligence community professionals here and Al-Balawi was subjected to the Preliminary Credibility Assessment Screening System, fluttered (polygraphed), then given computer voice stress analysis. Al-Balawi was not an experienced double agent and in all probability he would have failed this test had he not sincerely agreed to work for the Jordanians and the CIA in return for millions of dollars and a new identity should he collar the big falafel ball Zawahiri. A CIA source told the London Sunday Times, “Agents used polygraphs or lie-detectors to check al-Balawi’s sincerity.” His assignment was to travel to Pakistan and join Al-Qaeda, posing as an Arab volunteer. Once infiltrated he would help CIA agents in Afghanistan to track down Al-Qaeda’s core leaders, including Zawahiri. Jordanian intelligence had provided the information that led to the assassination in 2006 of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq so it was considered reliable. Al-Balawi linked up with members of the Haqqani network run by Jalaluddin Haqqani, the Afghan warlord, and his son Siraj. Based in North Waziristan, one of the tribal areas on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the Haqqanis are close to Al-Qaeda and were one of the main targets of the CIA agents based just over the border at Chapman. A Jordanian intelligence official told CNN “After (a) few months, he got in touch with us through the Internet and sent us several e-mails that included very important and rather dangerous information that might affect the security and stability of the country. We kept in touch with him through e-mails in order to get more information and also trying to bring him over to be able to get more information. We shared and exchanged the information he gave us with some other friendly countries that are involved in countering terrorism.” The CIA claimed he provided critical information on several Al-Qaeda targets, which were attacked by US forces, and was “extremely well paid.” A “former American intelligence official” claimed, “Once in Afghanistan, Al-Balawi provided valuable intelligence information that helped foil Al Qaeda terror plots on Jordan.” The former official said that information led to drone-launched missile strikes that led the CIA to kill a number of Al Qaeda leaders. That last remark strains credibility. The records of who died in these attacks and who provided the intell that led to them will never be made public. Did Al-Balawi collaborate with other jihadists who were willing to sacrifice their lives to bolster Al-Balawi’s credibility? The Ana Muslim (I am a Muslim) jihadist website reported, “Every time that the reports which he gave proved accurate, their confidence in Al-Balawi rose.” It is more likely that Al-Balawi gave the CIA the locations of Al-Qaeda safehouses that was accurate however the structures were either empty of the jihadists had a bomb shelter in the basement that they hid out in when the drones attacked. Al-Balawi had to be aware of when the attack was to take place so that he himself would not be killed! The jihadists could have staged fake funerals for the Brothers allegedly killed in the raid, and these men could have kept a low profile until after Al-Balawi attacked. Were there other CIA snitches who confirmed these deaths? Unlikely as Al-Balawi would have had to have known who they were so they wouldn’t become causality statistics. No matter how you look at it, the CIA was spoon fed disinformation (good info combined with lies) and has egg all over their shirts and blouses. In September 2009 it was announced on the forums that Abu Dujana had joined the mujahidin in “Khurasan” (Afghanistan and western Pakistan), and the al-Qaeda magazine Vanguards of Khorasan ran an interview with Abu Dujanah about his jihadi career that same month. Q. Abu Dujanah is a figure known for his articles and discussions which are published on the jihadi web forums. We would like to better familiarize our kind readers with him, so who is he? A. Praise be to Allah, and prayers and peace upon the Mustafa [Mohammed]. In the beginning, I wish to thank my brothers at Vanguards of Khorasan for the chance to communicate with my beloved ones here and on the Internet, thus may Allah reward them all with success on behalf of us and the Muslims. Your young brother comes from the northern Arabian Peninsula, may Allah release it from its state of imprisonment, and I am a little over 30 years old. I'm married and I have two young daughters, praise be to Allah. Allow me to give this much information. Q. The good omens are true, as Abu Dujanah al-Khurasani is actually now inside Khorasan, and the decision to travel to the lands of jihad is a divine blessing and a magnificent grace. So, what affected you and pushed you to take up your weapon in this land? A. Praise be to Allah for his blessing, and this is the blessing that I love the most next to the blessing of Islam. Regarding your question dear brother, the answer is comprised of two sections or two dimensions. The first one is personal that is connected to my love of jihad and martyrdom, and the second is general and relates to the present state of the Islamic nation. First, I was raised to love jihad and martyrdom since my youth, and I used to listen to the Holy Quran in piety and in hopes of receiving the honor of jihad and martyrdom when I grew older and became stronger. I used to wonder whether I would still love jihad and seek martyrdom when I became a man, or whether I was going to become like everyone else around me who considers jihad a delusional thought and a sort of lunacy, may Allah protect us. This love [of jihad and martyrdom] grew in me, although it faced some downturns at various times of my life. He who does not know this kind of love will ruin the life of who does not carry it and will corrupt his pleasures, and only those who love it will understand my words. When you ponder the verses and hadiths that speak about jihad and its graciousness, and then you let your imagination run wild to fly with what Allah has prepared for martyrs, your life becomes cheap when spent in his cause, and the extravagant houses and expensive cars and all the material wealth of life becomes very distasteful in your eyes... If the love of jihad enters the heart of man, it will not leave him even if he wished it to. The more he tries to forget about it, or attempt to disregard it, the symptoms will multiply and the situation will become impossible to bear—he will find himself surrounded with everything that reminds him of it [jihad]. He will be reminded by every brief news segment that speaks about a new message from Shaykh Usama, and he will even be reminded of the places reserved for the martyrs in the highest ranks of paradise when he sees extravagant palaces. If he looks upon his wife, then he will only begin imagining the beauties who have been waiting for their martyr husbands on silk furnishings... Every incomplete pleasure in life will remind him with its perfect counterpart in the afterlife of what Allah has prepared for his martyred servants. A person once said, 'there is love that kills.' I only see the truth of this in my love for jihad, as this love will either kill you with regret if you should choose to stay away from jihad, or else you will die as a martyr for the cause of Allah if you choose to go to jihad—and it is up to every human to choose between these two fates. Regarding the general dimension in responding to the question, this is related to the suffering of the Islamic Nation from defeats and catastrophes which make even the sternest eyes tear up and cause even hearts of stone to bleed. These images and stories which reach our eyes and ears cannot be borne by a stone, so imagine a human being—imagine a Muslim whose parents believe him to be a man? [What about] the images of naked Zionists with binoculars watching the city of Gaza burning with everyone inside of it like watching a comic film or a natural phenomenon!! The images of the corpses of children lined up there in the hallways of hospitals, and upon their faces pure innocence is drawn, not disfigured by the ugliness of the crime, until we ceased being able to recognize if they were sleeping or dead! And before that, there was what happened at the Red Mosque, and how the female students of Shaykh Abdelrashid Ghazi, may Allah have mercy on him, were killed when they chose determination. They have not left any excuse for any Muslim with a hint of honor to remain hesitant and accept the shame of staying away from the honor of participating in jihad. After all that, people want us to hold flower bouquets and wear holiday clothes! No, by Allah we will not carry anything but the weapon, and we will not wear anything but military uniforms and explosive belts... Q. A person's situation changes when he dusts off the dirt accumulated from staying away from Jihad and joins the lions on the battlefields. What changed in you after you arrived in the land of jihad and training? A. You should really ask what hasn't changed about me! Here, I was newly born and I began counting my age when I saw the first man carrying a weapon. Despite the hardships we live as mujahideen, I nonetheless feel very happy like an innocent child playing with his friend, and I feel weightless from dropping away all my worries like a butterfly traveling between flowers in the garden... My grudge towards those who have turned away [from jihad] turned into pity, and praying for their dismissal turned into prayers for them to be rightly guided, as Allah has excluded them from a great grace. By Allah, if they would come here, they would cry for their sins, and praise is due to Allah who kept us safe from what others have come to bear. We have experienced Allah's reward in our path to the mujahideen... nothing keeps our mind busy except two matters: steadfastness and loyalty, and we ask assistance from Allah. Q. There are many hadiths that encourage jihad by word, and which state that this act has a big impact in supporting Islam. So why wasn't Abu Dujanah satisfied with this kind of jihad when he had an influential role in this field? A. How can I encourage people to join the jihad while I'm staying away from it? How can I sell them on the virtues of the beautiful musk while my smell is gross? How do I become a burning wick for others follow the light of? Can any sane person accept that? Not me. Jihad by word is needed, and jihad by wealth is needed, but neither of them can replace jihad by self, and they aren't considered a replacement for participation in jihad... Jihad in the cause of Allah is simply a good thing. Even if were merely permissible, I would still do anything to seek it because of the rewards—so imagine my situation when it is an obligation upon us? Furthermore, for a Muslim, traveling to jihad in the cause of Allah does not prevent one from also carrying out jihad by word, but rather, it strengthens it. Nothing is more effective than achieving public credibility through action, and if the Muslim pursues this logic, and his words become action, and if he is slain in the cause of Allah, his words will become immortal so that they can remain signs on the road leading to jihad, Allah-willing. Q. Then, after this, what advice do you have to the writers in the forums and what do you say to them? A. I advise them to go to jihad in the cause of Allah and not to allow Satan to deter them from doing so with delusional excuses. They must realize that the tyrants have oppressed our countries and increased corruption within them. While you are fighting them with the words you write and speak, they are killing your religion with something that is stronger than words—and that is corruption and collusion which they spread on the roads, in the universities, through various media perhaps it will take too long for us to become aware of this, and we seek guidance from Allah. By Allah, even if there wasn't a benefit gained from going to Jihad in the cause of Allah other than by living in a land without sins and heresy, then it would be enough for Him... so ponder that! Q. Since we already spoke in our previous question about the subject of forums, we would like to ask: how did Abu Dujanah begin his journey and what has motivated him on the path? A. By Allah, you just reopened my wounds and awakened my emotions, because I left behind on the forums some brothers who are dearer to me than members of my own family, and we ask Allah to gather us with them in paradise. Regarding my journey: my original base was the proud al-Hesbah [forum]. One day I wrote an essay about the failure of plans for Baghdad in comparison to battle for Fallujah, and I added facts and evidence, so one of the administrators there confirmed my contribution and that motivated me to continue participation. The truth is, and should be stated here: the administrators there put huge efforts in following the discussions and they selected the most useful as if they were selecting from the most juicy of fruits. This is exactly what qualified the al-Hesbah Forum to be a school that graduated experienced writers like Abdulrahman al-Faqir, Yaman Mukhdeb, Tariq Abu Ziyad, and others whose names cannot even be counted. I remained an ordinary member there until the brothers suggested that I join the convoy of administrators on al-Hesbah. Praise be to Allah, I accepted their invitation, and it allowed me to familiarize myself with a group of such brothers like I have never seen before in the forums; barely anyone knows them and barely anyone thanks them, but they wait for their rewards from Allah. O' how much I used to belittle and pity myself next to them. I used to wonder how could they sacrifice themselves and enjoy the morals and traits of the mujahideen without being on the fighting frontlines? When I meet any mujahid here who knows about the forums, I rush to ask him whom he knows from al-Hesbah, as he may be one that we loved in Allah, from amongst the administrators or members, and I would hug him as one brother longing for another brother. Q. Who were you influenced by from amongst the forum writers? A. Louis Attiyatullah, lover of Allah's messenger, and many more. Q. Now that you are amongst the mujahideen, how do you find your brothers in faith and jihad? A. O' how wonderful they are, and Allah will reward them. I used to write about them constantly and when I arrived here, the pen went silent. Every day that passes, I speak less than the day before, as I have learned from them that silence is clearer than speech. This is a group, half of whom are in paradise and the other half is still on earth waiting. I wonder about them... why do they not cry in front of me when they mention their martyred brothers, and there is no law against crying? If I should mention the name of a martyr before them; of those known to them, you would find the tears frozen in their eyes like a drizzle on a flower. You would see tears in their wondering eyes stronger than any outcry. Sometimes I'm forced to be silent in sympathy of their situation, despite my curiosity to listen to the biographies of these heroes. If I see one of them slowing down in pace and seemingly the fires of longing are increasing, I leave him and walk away, because if I don't, then who will, and that is why you find most of their stories incomplete. There was a man here named 'Abdullah Azzam al-Azdi' who was killed months ago—we ask Allah to accept him—but he is in every one of them, and he left in each of them a piece of himself. I used to hear about his morals and jihad and modesty, and I wish I came to jihad before he died to meet him. When you listen to a brother who has experience in jihad and who tells stories about jihad, he would say, 'with me there was this person—may Allah have mercy on him—and this other person, may Allah gather us with them, is in paradise.' You would think that he was telling a story that occurred perhaps a few years ago, or as if he was reading about the battle of Badr or al-Qadisiyya, and that is why you find that every moment and second he spends on earth away from his brothers is in loyal service to Allah. I ask Allah to reward them with success. Regarding the morals of the brothers, there is much to say. One of the mujahideen brothers would stop me from washing the dishes out of the excuse that I'm not a good cook, and then he would be busy cleaning and preparing without being seen by anyone. One of the brothers was our commander, and when we would gather around a dish of food, you would see him breaking the meat for us and putting it in front of each of us, and only bones and fat remain for him. I decided not to sit with them around one dish so I wouldn't eat his food. I met a foreign brother who is new to the battlefield and I did not find a more truthful voice than his. He speaks little Arabic but he puts effort in reading religious books in Arabic. I was once walking with him while he was reading one of the books, and he called me from a far distance. When I got there, he told me, as his face shone with happiness and joy, 'Brother, read this hadith about the grace of jihad.' So I did, and he looked upon me with a smile, and then he asked Allah for martyrdom. A short while passed, and then he called to me again, 'come here, brother!' His face looked like a full moon, and he had read another hadith that inspired him regarding the grace of jihad... Then he asked Allah for martyrdom. Every time I looked at his illuminated face, I wondered to myself: where are those of you who you call yourselves Salafi jurists? Where are you, clergy of the nation, who speak Arabic far better than this man who only learned a small bit, but came here, a believer in the words of the Lord and his Messengers, seeking death in the cause of Allah. Shame on you, O' those who remain behind in your houses amongst the apologists and defeatists? There is no power but in Allah. Q. Is there anything that you would like to say to the patient lions in the trench of jihadi media? A. I say to my brothers in the jihadi media trench to rise up and support your mujahideen brothers with your pens, wealth, and time. Dust off the dirt of laziness, as the situation is not a happy one, and he Jewish Haganah dogs have attacked us, closed the forums, and have manipulated the download links of jihadi media productions—so is it that they are more patient and determined than you are? If you are familiar with your reputation amongst the mujahideen, then you would not sleep or enjoy living before you can reassure them with the return of the al-Hesbah, al-Ekhlaas, and al-Boraq forums, so will you do this now that you are aware? In late December 2009 al-Balawi, made this video a transcription of which follows: “Praise be to God, Lord of all creation. Peace and prayers be upon our Leader Muhammad. I am Doctor Abu Dujanah al-Kurasaani, Jordanian. I left my family, and I left my clinic, I left my car to join the Mujahideen in the land of Kurasaan. The Jordanian and the American intelligence services offered me billions of dollars, to work with them and spy on Mujahideen here. But Alhamdulillah I came to the Mujahideen and I told them everything and we arranged together this attack to let the Americans understand that the belief of Allah, the Emaan which we hold, the Taqwa that we strive for cannot be exchanged for all the wealth in the world. This Ishtishaadi attack will be the first of the ‘Revenge Operations’ against the Americans and their drone-teams, outside the Pakistani borders. After they killed the Amir of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Baitullah Mehsud, may Allah have mercy on him. This is a message to all Kaffireen, that we as Muslims, as Mujahideen, as Muhajireen and Ansaar, we never forget our martyrs, we never forget our prisoners, and we will never forget Aafia Siddiqui and Sajeer Risawee. And our jihad, Insha’Allah will continue ‘til we free our prisoners, and until the Word of Allah prevails.” Al-Balawi had been rolled over! Not a big surprise on this unstable individual. Thanks to Al-Balawi a few days later the chumped off agents at the CIA Station Forward Base Chapman, located near the Pakistani Afghani border not far from Khost thought it was about to take out Al-Zawahiri. Al-Balawi had driven across the border from Pakistan where he had spent a mere 9 months allegedly becoming close to Al-Zawahiri. There was no way he would be trusted with this information so quickly but December 2009 Balawi had requested an urgent meeting with the CIA and Captain Sharif Ali bin Zeid, his Jordanian handler. He had dangled a prearranged code in front of his handler nose which meant he had located Zawahiri. On Wednesday December 30, 2009 Al-Balawi was picked up at the Ghulam Khan border crossing by an Afghan army commander called Arghawan, who was in charge of security at the Chapman CIA base. The pair drove to the village of Mermandi, near Khost in southeastern Afghanistan, where at about 12:30 pm they were met by Arghawan’s driver. The driver told The London Sunday Times that he had been instructed by his boss a week earlier to paint his white Toyota Corolla red, to put in tinted glass, and to keep his mobile phone on him at all times. “Arghawan was waiting for me in a white Corolla with Al-Balawi in the back seat,” he said. The driver had never seen Al-Balawi before but said “he was obviously trusted by my commander, Arghawan. The two men clearly knew each other.” The two men got into the red car. Arghawan got into the driver’s seat and Al-Balawi sat in the back wearing sunglasses, a pattu (a very large men’s shawl), that covered his head and upper body, and a yellow turban. The driver was left behind in Mermandi. It was a 40-minute drive to Chapman base. Its main focus was gathering intelligence to direct the unmanned drones onto Taliban and Al-Qaeda targets across the border in Pakistan’s tribal areas. The base is surrounded by a high mud wall patrolled by plain-clothed Afghan security men carrying AK-47s. There are concrete fortified towers on each corner. Then there is an inner layer of security and a second mud wall topped with concertina wire. The third gate is manned by American soldiers and also ringed with barbed wire. Al-Balawi was not once searched before entering. One of the base’s security guards said: “I was warned before not to search or stop the car when it arrived.” According to the guard before Al-Balawi reached the first gate, the Afghan security guards in charge of the perimeter security were instructed by US soldiers to go into their rooms. “They did not want any Afghans to see al-Balawi,” he said. A US army vehicle then led the car through the next two gates, reaching the inside of the base before stopping outside a block of buildings used by the CIA and military intelligence to debrief their sources. As Al-Balawi stepped out of the car, seven CIA officers and a handful of soldiers gathered around. According to the guard, it was then that Al-Balawi detonated his bomb, killing eight and injuring six. Arghawan, still sitting in the driver’s seat, survived the initial blast but a US soldier shot him in the head with his pistol, assuming that he was part of the bomb plot. “There were lots of body parts,” said the guard. “The suicide bomber’s legs were all that was left of him. He had hidden the bomb beneath his pattu.” KHOST TOASTIES According to to the Ana Muslim website Al-Balawi was taken to the CIA base in Khost because he claimed to have urgent information about Doctor Ayman Zawahiri, the website said. He was not searched as he went in because a CIA agent boasted, “He is our man, so there is no need,” the website claimed. The bomber then pretended to detail plans for a mooted operation on a piece of paper and asked the intelligence agents to gather round to look before blowing himself up, the website said. The very fundamentals of tradecraft was lacking when the CIA had its informant report to its base of operations rather than meeting him at a neutral location safe house or using a dead drop to transmit information. What if Al-Balawi had not been rolled over and was followed by a jihadist? What if the jihadis had the base under surveillance? He would have been dead halal meat. Additionally hooking up with him in a neutral location would have minimized the number of personnel exposed to him. DCIA Leon Panetta, aka Leon Pinheada, who had less experience with the Agency than this author, claimed there was no CIA safe houses in that neck of woods. None-the-less a meet might have been arranged in some Allah-forsaken area in the open! Dr. Al-Balawi’s family background should have been closely examined so see how much he valued material wealth over his religion. This would have also revealed the degree of social isolation Al-Balawi would suffer and experience should his CIA informant status have come to light after he collected his reward and new identity. His wife, Defne Bayrak, was an Islamist bitch and stated “I am proud of my husband. He carried out a great operation in this war. I hope Allah will accept his martyrdom, if he has become a martyr. I am not ashamed. He did this against the American occupation. I am proud of him; my husband has carried out a great operation in such a war. May God accept his martyrdom!” His younger brother told reporters Al-Balawi had been “changed” by the Gaza war and Israel’s blockade. His wife added that Al-Balawi prayed to become a martyr against Israelis two days after Israel’s Gaza offensives began. “Anyone who sees such painful picture and does not rush to fight should consider his manhood and masculinity dead," he wrote on December 29, 2008, one day after the war began. "I have never wished to be in Gaza, but now I wish to be a bomb fired by the monotheists or a car bomb that takes the lives of the biggest number of Jews to hell.” The intelligence community should have known prima fascia that his bitch was hardcore and that if her husband either confessed to being, or was exposed as a snitch, she would take a powder along with their two Qu’ranic brainwashed daughters! Defne was an al-Qaeda sympathizer who had translated a book that praised Osama Bin Laden into Turkish titled Osama Bin Laden Che Guevara of the East. The problem here is that when the Islamists take over they execute the G-dless communists! But the Left has decided that it is worth getting executed if America and Israel are destroyed in the process, which is how pathological the Left has become. CIA PERSONNEL WERE DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA’S COLD WARRIORS During the Cold War the CIA was composed of the best and the brightest. Soviet Communism was a direct threat to the American Ruling Class so it was willing to send its sons into battle. The power elite does not perceive Islamism in the same way, as the communists made no bones about their desire to line the capitalists up against the wall and shoot them and their families. Islam favors capitalism, but capitalism without interest. Another factor is that the Left has bad rapped the CIA to the point where it is difficult for the Agency to recruit on Ivy League campuses. Judging from what was revealed about current day agency operation from the attack on Forward Operating Base Chapman the nature of CIA personnel and their knowledge of how to conduct operations has changed drastically since the days of patrician Princeton educated DCIA Allen Dulles, Yale educated DD/P Richard Bissell and CI Chief James Jesus Angleton or Operative E. Howard Hunt who attended Brown. Additionally those assigned to guard these CIA agents are no longer members of the American Armed Forces but trigger happy mercenaries willing to take chances with their and others lives. MOHAMMAD AL-SHEUER ISLAMIST MOLE The CIA Station Chief was a mother of three children who had worked under Michael Sheuer at the Bin Laden Desk. It must be said that if an order was issued NOT to search Dr. Al-Balawi’s it originated with her. Why? The CIA had bought Al-Balawi’s cock and bull story hook, line and sinker for more than one year and the Station Chief and others were pissing in their panties and pants with excitement because CIA would be the Agency to nail the loudmouth Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri. They couldn’t wait to see the info he had come up with and so the Station Chief waived the search to speed things up then the crew gathered around Al-Balawi before he even entered the building used for debriefing agents and assets. They were like fans surrounding a Beatle for the first time. Other than that there is nothing to be said about the Station Chief. Returning to Sheuer this traitor attended Canisius College. U.S. News and World Report ranked Canisius as 22nd among regional schools in its "North Region." Sheuer or Mohammed Al-Sheuer, as I prefer to call him, was an Islamist ideological mole within the CIA and a truly dangerous enemy of the United States. He is guilty of high treason. Sheuer pretended to go after Osama Bin Laden but was in reality was protecting him. In order to hide this Sheuer blamed the Clinton Administration for CIA’s failure to kill Bin Laden, claiming that he had the chance to do it numerous times but was prevented from doing so by his superiors. He offers no evidence to back up these claims other than his self serving statements based on his apparent bona fides while in the CIA: Sheuer was in charge of the rendition program and was responsible for numerous kidnappings, imprisonment and torture of 30 lower level Islamists. He carried out these operations successfully in order to maintain his credibility so he could protect the big enchilada, Osama Bin Laden, who he knew that if he remained on the loose would soon carry out an operation against the United States that would make the other jihadis shenanigans look like greasy kids stuff. Sheuer never made clandestine contact with Al-Qaeda so the CIA CI or Office of Security had no reason to suspect that his sympathies were with the enemy. In retrospect if Sheuer held the same views while he headed the Bin Laden Desk that he expressed after he left it, then there is no other explanation other than that he was an enemy mole. In his book Imperial Hubris Sheuer called Bin Laden a “great man” and Bin Laden spoke highly of al-Sheuer in a video Al Qaeda released. Additionally Al-Sheuer claimed that repressive governments like Algeria, Egypt and especially Saudi Arabia are responsible for the resurgence of Islamic jihadist fundamentalism in the Moslem world and he wants to see these governments overthrown. Al-Sheuer never states that if these governments are overthrown they will be replaced with theocracies and Shar’ia Law. Even if there was no Israel these theocrats would still be intent on making the entire world Islamic, starting with the Jews, who Mohammed failed to convert. But Sheuer argues that it is not religious or cultural differences that have made Islam regard America as the enemy. It is solely the result of America’s support for the State of Israel. Sheuer wants the Islamic world to focus its hatred on Israel rather than the United States yet he says in the same breath that Israel has a right to exist and possess nuclear weapons. Sheuer wants Israel and neighboring states like Egypt and Saudi Arabia destroyed in a nuclear war in the Middle East. This guy had a hidden agenda at CIA. Other CIA and FBI agents may have screwed up when it came to 9/11 but their failure was unintentional while Scheuer’s was deliberate! As part of his cover Al-Sheuer lashed out at the panel that investigated the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He called the panel and the CIA “bureaucratic cowards” for not holding an agency or individuals accountable for the tragedy. His invective was particularly critical of former CIA director George Tenet, saying he “starved and is starving the [Osama] bin Laden unit of officers while finding plenty of officers to staff his personal public relations office, as well as the staffs that handled diversity, multiculturalism, and employee newsletters.” Elizabeth Hanson was a 2001 graduate of Colby College ranked #22. Hanson majored in economics and wrote her thesis titled Faithless Heathens: Scriptural Economics of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. She was not an outstanding student in college nonetheless she became an Al Qaeda specialist for the CIA. It is unclear when she joined the CIA. I do not know what Hanson’s track record with the CIA was so I could be dead wrong about her but I believe she was in over her head. Scott Roberson was hired straight out of Florida State University, ranked #102, where he graduated with a degree in criminology. After he left college he began police work. He worked his way up the ranks and soon Roberson was a vice squad cop working sex and drugs in Atlanta. In the late '90s he briefly left the force to work as a United Nations security officer in Kosovo. When he returned he was back on patrol duty. Soon after the war in Iraq started, Roberson secured work as a contractor, hoping to one day land with the CIA which he did in August 2009. His job entailed protecting high risk officials. Roberson’s wife was a hair stylist. PRIVATIZATION OF THE ARMED FORCES There were two Blackwater employees killed at Chapman. Blackwater is an entity that turns career military men, many former Navy Seals, into soldiers of fortune. Blackwater has a long time relationship with the CIA but is a money-making business, rather than a CIA proprietary. Blackwater’s mercenaries can get away with killing civilians more easily than a combatant in the American Armed Forces can and if they are caught the CIA or the Army will not get the blame. Rather than operate in this fashion it would be better to loosen the rules of engagement for the Special Forces, the Green Berets, instead of hiding behind a transparent scam. Despite the fact CIA is not supposed to be dealing with Blackwater two of these men were killed at Chapman; Jeremy Jason Wise, 35, was a former Navy SEAL, with eight years of service, who was serving with XE Security Company (Blackwater) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He graduated from Westside Christian School in El Dorado, Ark., and received a degree from Hendrix University in Conway, Ark. He was a member of the Trinity Church in Virginia Beach. During his service, the former petty officer was awarded three Navy / Marine Corp achievement medals and a Joint Service Achievement medal. He also was awarded an Iraq Campaign medal, two Sea Service Deployment ribbons, a Rifle Marksmanship medal and a Pistol Marksmanship medal. Jeremy left the Navy in September 2009. Master Sergeant Dane Clark Paresi US Army (Retired) of Fort Lewis Washington served 27 years on active duty, and was a veteran of both the 1st and 3rd Group Special Operations serving in over 6 overseas tours. These include Mauritania, Philippines, Iraq, Bosnia, Rwanda, Southeast Asia, Kenya and Afghanistan to name a few and was awarded and earned the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, NATO Medal, Combat / Expert Infantryman's Badge, Special Forces Tab, Parachutist Badge, Driver Mechanic Badge. Captain Sharif Ali bin Zeid was a distant cousin to the Jordanian Royal Family. He was at Amman, Jordan, July 8, 1975 (s/o Ferihan), educated at American Community School, Amman, Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts (BS 1998). He worked for Senator John Kerry 1997-1998, United Nations Compensation Commission, Geneva, Switzerland 1998, commissioned. 2nd-Lieutenant Jordan Arab Army 2004, promoted to Captain 2007. Rcvd: the Order of Independence 4th class (2007). m. 2008, Fida, née Dawani, a senior project mngr. at OFFTEC. This was how his death was reported in Jordan “His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah were at the Queen Alia International Airport on Saturday to receive the body of Captain Sharif Ali bin Zeid Al Aun who was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Sharif Ali fell as he performed his humanitarian duty with the Jordanian contingent of the U. N peacekeeping forces in Afghanistan. His body was flown home today on board a Royal Air Force plane.” (footnotes remove during cut and paste)
  20. WAS JOE BIDEN THE TARGET OF A BOTCHED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT BY CIA’S DOMESTIC OPERATION PHOENIX COMPONENT? What do Neilia Biden, Walter Reuther, J. Edgar Hoover, Murray Chotiner, Dorothy Hunt and Senator Hale Boggs have in common? Between 1968 and 1972 Operation Phoenix neutralized 81,740 National Liberation Front members, of whom 26,369 were killed. This was a large section taken out of the Viet Cong Infrastructure. The program was headed by William Colby, who would later become DCIA under Nixon. Colby headed the Domestic Operation Phoenix Program during which key opponents of the Vietnam War were taken out. On May 6 1996, William Colby's body was pulled from the muddy waters of the Wicomico River. 8 days earlier, investigators had found his capsized, half-submerged canoe 20 yards from where his body was found. On April 27, his wife, reported him missing. It is alleged that earlier in the day he had phoned her, letting her know that he was going to go home, eat dinner, shower then head to bed. She said he never mentioned anything about going canoeing. The official explanation: He went out in his canoe, on a stormy night, on a rough river and without a lifejacket. There he had either a heart attack or stroke. His canoe tipped over, pushing him underwater where he then drowned. Colby was killed by the US government to prevent him from revealing the Operation Phoenix spilled over to the United States and a Domestic Operation Phoenix existed during the Nixon presidency, from January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974, the day Nixon resigned. This program was a result of anticommunist elements with the intelligence community such as Colby who joined with Nixon in his determination to win the Vietnam War at any cost. When so many brave Americans are dying overseas what’s a few civilian casualties at home, especially if these liberal comsymps were aiding and abetting America’s enemy? Let us examine some of the fates that opponents of Nixon and the war met with during this period beginning with the incident that renewed my interest in this period in American history, the deaths of Senator Joe Biden’s family. BIDEN HIS TIME The crash involving the Biden family station wagon and a tractor-trailer driven by Curtis C. Dunn, 43, of Kaolin, Pa., occurred on Monday afternoon, Dec. 18, 1972. The tractor-trailer was heading toward Pennsylvania on Limestone Road when it broadsided the station wagon, sending it spinning for 150 feet, breaking the windshield and crushing in a rear door, while the truck itself skidded for 20 feet and landed on its side. Neilia Biden, 30, was at the wheel with their three young children – three-year-old Beau Biden, now the state’s Democratic attorney general, two-year-old Hunter Biden, now a lawyer in Washington, and 13-month-old Amy Biden. Neilia and Amy Biden died from the crash. Hunter Biden sustained head injuries. Beau Biden had a broken leg that kept him in the hospital beyond the start of the Senate’s new term, leading their broken-hearted father to decide to take his oath of office in the hospital chapel and to vacillate about whether he should be sworn in at all. A story headlined, “No Charges Due for Trucker in Biden Deaths,” in the Evening Journal read: “Chief deputy attorney general, Jerome Herlihy said there was no evidence that [Dunn] was speeding, drinking or driving a truck with faulty brakes. In addition, witnesses to the crash near Hockessin provided no basis for a prosecution.” Herlihy said Neilia Biden either accelerated or drifted through the intersection, and Dunn could not stop. The truck driver said she was not looking at him, her face turned away, and the state police thought she was distracted by one of the children in the back seat. Dunn died in 1999, but Philip A. Lafferty, the truck owner he drove for, still lives in Avondale, Pa. In a telephone interview, Lafferty recalled the state police impounding the tractor-trailer and the station wagon for the investigation for a couple of days and concluding that Dunn was not at fault. The target was not Biden’s family but was Joe Biden who was about to enter the Senate as an anti-Vietnam war candidate. The rogue agents responsible for this may have mixed a hallucinogen or poison with a permeability agent and placed it on the steering wheel of Biden’s vehicle. The Washington Post's Bob Woodward wrote that Watergate Burglar E. Howard Hunt told some of his former CIA associates "that he was ordered in December 1971, or January 1972, to assassinate journalist Jack Anderson." Citing "reliable sources," Woodward said the order came from "a senior official in the Nixon White House." Hunt explored placing on the steering wheel of the victim's car a drug that enters the body directly through the skin. Biden was in denial and stated, “I got elected when I was 29, and I got elected November the 7th. And on December 18 of that year, my wife and three kids were Christmas shopping for a Christmas tree. A tractor-trailer, a guy who allegedly – and I never pursued it – drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch, broadsided my family and killed my wife instantly, and killed my daughter instantly, and hospitalized my two sons, with what were thought to be at the time permanent, fundamental injuries.” This could very well have been an accident but there were a series of events during Nixon’s reign that indicated it was not. http://www.delawaregrapevine.com/12-07bidencrash.asp BOGGED DOWN Congressman Hale Boggs (born February 15, 1914) grew up in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. He was an attorney in New Orleans who was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1946. Congressman Hale Boggs had questioned James Forrestal about the need to create the CIA. On April 5, 1971, he made an impassioned speech to his fellow Representatives on the tyranny of intelligence agencies turning America into a police state: "The story began on April 5, 1971, when Boggs unexpectedly took the House floor during one-minutes to declare that 'when the FBI taps telephones of the members of this body and the members of the Senate, when the FBI stations agents on college campuses to infiltrate college organizations, when the FBI adopts the tactics of the Soviet Union and Hitler's Gestapo, then it is time - it is way past time, Mr. Speaker - that the present director no longer be the director.' Numerous prominent Members began volunteering suspicions they too had been spied on by the FBI, when in reality they were victims of Nixon’s squad of Cuban exiles and rogue CIA Agents. According to an April 7, 1971, article in Roll Call, Senators George McGovern (SD), Harold Hughes, (Iowa), and Birch Bayh (Ind) - all liberal anti-war Democrats - all suspected they were being bugged by the FBI. Bayh actually found a device. Boggs did not produce irrefutable evidence that the FBI had been spying on Members, but he did build a persuasive case, citing among other things the Bayh incident and a claim that Senator Ralph Yarborough (Dem. -TX) and FBI critic, “found an electronic surveillance device in the intercom system in his desk.” He also cited a case in which the neighbor of liberal Senator Charles Percy (R-Ill.) discovered a broadcasting device underneath his car, which was always parked in front of Percy's house. Shortly thereafter, Percy's wife found two men working on the phone line outside Percy's house for what they said were 'safety purposes.' And Senator Wayne Morse (D-Ohio) another liberal, was informed of a bug in his office by a reporter." [Roll Call 8.10.92] Nixon’s squad was at work. Congressman Hale Boggs advised his colleagues that he had evidence that the FBI was tapped his telephones. The FBI may well have tapped his phone looking for his connections to organized crime. FBI document WFO-113 contained only one undeleted line: "Also on this date, Subject [CARLOS MARCELLO] placed a call to Congressman Hale Boggs, Democrat from Louisiana. (Deleted.) It is not known whether Subject actually talked to Boggs or not." On October 16, 1972, Congressman Hale Boggs, Congressman Nick Begich, and an aide to Nick Begich, left Anchorage, Alaska, at 9:00 a.m. en route to Juneau, Alaska, (575 miles) in a twin-engine Cessna 310. They were last heard from at 9:09 a.m. when Federal Aeronautics Administration officials received a visual flight plan, just as the plane was approaching the Chugach Mountain Range. The pilot gave the route as: (1) Over the Chugach Mountain Range to Prince William Sound. (2) Along the coast to Glacier National Monument. (3) To Juneau, skirting the edge of the St. Elias Mountain Range. This route would have taken them over water for a very brief period. No one on the plane was heard from again. The pilot, Don E. Jonz, had 15,000 flying hours and a good reputation. He owned Pan Alaska Airways, from which the plane was chartered. The aircraft of Don E. Johnz was not equipped with a built-in emergency radio beacon; when asked by the Federal Aeronautics Administration whether he had "emergency gear and a locator beacon aboard," the pilot replied, "Affirmative." Don E. Jonz was required by Alaska State law to carry a hand-held locator beacon. The weather forecast that day predicted no significant changes from earlier forecasts. More than 100 private and 40 military aircraft flew up and down the southern Alaska coast in search of the missing plane. Later, two jet reconnaissance planes, each equipped with cloud-piercing electronic equipment, intensified the emergency mission, accompanied by a total of 52 other aircraft. Air Force C130s stayed aloft throughout the search, electronically equipped to locate the emergency beacon of the Cessna aircraft. The Air Force brought out the SR-71, the successor to the U-2, to aerially photograph the landscape. There were 55 sightings of material thought to be wreckage, but none of it came from the plane. The NTSB called the mission "one of the most extensive searches in recent aviation history." After 3,600 hours of serial hunting, not a trace of the wreckage was ever found. Even more mysterious was the fact that the C130s were unable to pick up any radio signals from the emergency equipment aboard the Cessna. Had the transmitter been destroyed even though it was specifically designed to survive a plane crash? After the crash, a hand-held emergency beacon was found in the cabin of another Pan Alaska aircraft; it was said to belong to Don E. Jonz. This seemed to explain the missing emergency radio signal. However, a witness who had seen the pilot, recalled that Don E. Jonz had an unidentified object in his briefcase the size and shape of an emergency locator. This locator was a different color than those sold at Anchorage Airport. Was it a bomb? The NTSB concluded it was "unable to determine the probable cause of the accident." [NTSB Report AAR-72-28] The wife of Nick Begich stated: "It's a mystery. What did happen? How did it happen? My children wish there were answers." Jerry Patrick Hemming told this researcher: "The people who do this xxxx are independent contractors. They have nothing to do with the politics of anybody. If the plane got blown to xxxx over the water, they ain't gonna recover nothing." Robert Olsen of the Rockefeller Commission reported that "HUNT categorically denied...any participation or involvement whatever in the attempted assassination of Governor Wallace, the disappearance of Congressman Hale Boggs or the shooting of Senator Stennis." [NARA SSCIA 157-10011-10090] Bogg’s involvement with the Mafia could have played a role in his death but a bomb aboard an aircraft doesn’t sound like the criminal geniuses of organized crime, this sounds more like the Agency. After Louisiana Congressman Hale Boggs' plane disappeared in Alaska a quiet but intense battle began that could shake the entire Democratic leadership in the House. Boggs was about to replace CARL Albert as House Whip. Albert's first two years as Speaker were distressing for many of his Democratic colleagues, who found his leadership weak and entirely too accommodating to the Administration's Viet Nam policies. A few liberal Congressmen wanted Boggs for the job. "I have been very keen for a contest over the speakership," said one Midwestern Democrat. "And I have been in favor of having Hale move up. This thing [boggs' disappearance] has been a catastrophic blow. What it means is that we are apparently left without an alternative." A sampling taken since Boggs was declared missing indicated that Albert is now safe, and will win reelection. THE DEATH OF WALTER REUTHER The fatal plane crash of Walter Reuther, a liberal who was head of the United Automobile Workers union on May 9, 1970, also raised questions. In 1933 Victor and Walter Reuther had lived and worked in the Soviet Union. They were favorably impressed with pre-Stalinist Marxist-Leninism. In 1937 Walter Reuther became the leader of a United Automobile Workers insurgent faction that included Communists. The FBI reported: "He ran for the Common Council in Detroit in the 1937 election on a Communist Party of the United States of America ticket." [FBI 61-9556-283, p8] In 1940 J. Edgar Hoover stated: "Walter Reuther was one of the Reuther brothers of the CIO, an avowed Communist, who was educated at the propaganda college in Moscow; was sent to this country eight or nine years ago, and was active in the Detroit area." It was suggested to the FBI by one of its informants that Walter Reuther's anti-communism was insincere, and merely a self-serving ruse in his quest for power. Walter Reuther was characterized as a Communist mole within the labor movement. The Communist Party of the United States of America had tried to recruit Walter Reuther, but was unsuccessful. In June 1963, Victor Lasky reported that Walter Reuther had urged United States Attorney General Robert Kennedy to curb the FBI's war on Communism. [NY Journal American 6.5.63] David Halberstam related the President Kennedy planned to replace John McCone as CIA Director with Jack Conway, Walter Reuther's chief political lobbyist. In 1966 Victor Reuther told Drew Pearson and The Los Angeles Times that many of the AFL/CIO's overseas operations were conduits for the CIA. Victor Reuther named CIA labor operatives and CIA-founded unions. He described AID and AIFLD as CIA conduits. This allegation angered former CIA Staffer Thomas Braden and he revealed that in 1967, that some time between 1950, and 1954, he gave the Reuther brothers $50,000 of CIA funds. Braden was born in Dubuque, Iowa, on February 22, 1918. As World War II approached, he enlisted in the British Army. When the United States entered the war, he served in the OSS. He joined the CIA in 1950 as Special Assistant to Allen Dulles. In 1948 Braden married the former Joan Ridley, whom he met when she was on Nelson Rockefeller's staff. Walter Reuther admitted having taken the money, and said that Braden had tried to recruit his brother Victor as a CIA agent: "Victor was contacted by Tom Braden at the U.S. Embassy in Paris and asked to become a CIA agent, using as a 'front' his position [with the CIO]." Braden stated: "Victor spent the money, mostly in West Germany, to bolster labor unions there. He tried undercover techniques to keep me from finding out how he spent it. But I had my own undercover techniques." Braden gave Walter Reuther the money in $50 bills. Although funding non-communist labor unions was a common practice, had Walter Reuther misappropriated any of these funds, the CIA would have been able to get a handle on him. Victor Reuther wrote: "I was still in Paris when the transfer of the $50 bills took place. The $50,000 was obviously an attempt to silence us..." In 1960 NIXON called Walter Reuther "a labor leader-turned- radical politician." In 1962, Walter Reuther, a member of the Tractors for Freedom Committee, helped conduct negotiations to release the Bay of Pigs Brigade prisoners from Cuba. NIXON called this "submission to blackmail." On May 9, 1970, Walter and May Reuther, Oskar Stronorov, William Wolfman, George Evans and Joseph Karrafa were killed when their Executive Jet Aviation M43EJ Lear Jet crashed at Emmet County Airport in Pellston, Michigan. Victor Reuther wrote: "Like others, I have been haunted continually by the question, 'Was the crash accidental?' There had been so many attempts on Walter's life. But from the intensive FAA investigation, the facts seem to say clearly that it was caused by human error, not neglect..." The FAA/NTSB found "no indication of sabotage." An examination of the reports by Barfield and Kollsman Instruments, on which the National Transportation Safety Board based their findings, told a different story. THE CAPTAIN'S ALTIMETER The National Transportation Safety Board report stated that "while all systems were irreparably damaged [including the co-pilot's altimeter], information was nevertheless obtained from a few units. The captain's altimeter showed a reading of 1400 feet M.S.L. with an altimeter setting 29.75 inches..." This was similar to the altimeter reading uncovered after the crash of October 1964. The altimeter was sent to Barfield Instruments, and then to James W. Angus at Kollsman Instruments for examination. The Kollsman Instrument's report stated: "No identification was present to trace the specific instrument type and date of manufacture. The mechanism construction isolated the unit to one of three major types, each of which had numerous variations, none of which were TSO certified. All of these types were essentially military." Had an untraceable altimeter been substituted for the original? Had this altimeter been constructed and tested so that it would fail at a specific, critical time during the flight? The jet Walter Reuther was on had been initially assigned a ferry job from Columbus to Akron, Ohio. The plane refueled at Akron and went on to Detroit's City Airport, then on to Detroit's Metro Airport. According to Victor Reuther: "It was on the ground only 20 minutes, taxiing in and out before it loaded Walter and his party at 8:44 p.m. The Lear Company maintained that it was impossible for anyone but trusted officials of their firm to have known who was to use the plane..." Steven I. Schlossberg, who conducted the investigation of the crash for the United Automobile Workers, reported: "In view of the fact that almost no one outside of top officials of Executive Jet could have known the identity of the passengers and there was little, if any, chance for ground tampering of this airplane, it appears to me that further investigation on a private basis is unwarranted." David O. Norris, a private detective hired by Elizabeth Reuther Dickmeyer, youngest daughter of Walter Reuther, discovered evidence to the contrary: "Just hours after the crash a reporter from the Detroit News talked to the night dispatcher at Butler Aviation who said he knew that Walter Reuther was on the plane." Mrs. Dickmeyer stated that her father was going up to Black Lake almost every weekend, and that information would not have been hard to discern. Twenty minutes on the ground gave the saboteur enough time to change an altimeter. Aside from the fact it had no past, there were many other strange things about the captain's altimeter: THE TORN OUT THREADS A report from the Barfield Instrument Corporation dated May 19, 1970, stated: "One of the set screws was out of the rocking shaft, allowing the calibration arm assembly to be loose in the shaft. There was an indentation adjacent to the missing set screw hole. The set screw, which was missing from the rocking shaft, was recovered from within the case. Inspection revealed charred aluminum in the brass screw threads. The rocking shaft screw hole was inspected and found to have the threads torn out." A report from the Kollsman Instrument Company stated: "If the questionable calibration arm set screws were loose..." Click HERE and HERE and HERE to see this. ANALYSIS The screw had not fallen out due to worn out or damaged threads. Photographs of the set screw revealed normal threading. The screw hole shaft had its threads "torn," or drilled out. This was why it popped out. This was consistent with the indentation mark near the screw hole, that looked like a mark a left by a high speed drill bit that had drilled in the wrong area, then quickly withdrawn. The proper hole was located, and the threads were drilled out. The set screw was put back in place. The altimeter looked intact, even though it had been tampered with. As the rocking arm rotated, erroneous information would be transmitted to the dials from the altimeter's pressure capsule. The Kollsman Instrument Report: "If the questionable calibration arm set screws were loose at the time of the approach under concern, the instrument would probably have indicated high by roughly 225 to 250 feet." This finding was based on a test during which the rocking shaft "calibration arm set screw was loosened. The unit was exposed to 10,000 ft. pressure altitude, then the return scale error readings were recorded." This error was significant. Walter Reuther's jet had been cleared for an instrument landing and broke through scattered clouds at 400 feet. But it landed short of the airport, and crashed into 50-foot elm trees. The jet engines were immediately stopped by the branches. The momentum of the plane took it 269 feet farther, cutting through the trees; then it exploded into a ball of fire. The bodies were burned beyond recognition except for dental records. The crash occurred because the pilot thought he was flying higher than was indicated by the altimeter readings. Weather conditions that day were reported as "scattered clouds at 400 feet, measured ceiling 800 feet overcast, visibility seven miles, thunderstorms and light rain showers, wind at ten knots." The crew was experienced: Captain Evans with 7760 flight hours and his copilot, Karaffa, with 6533. The loose set screw could not be explained. A Kollsman Instrument Report attempted to explain the indentation: "Examination of the shaft indicated physical damage adjacent to the questionable screw hole in the shaft. Further microscopic examination leads to the belief that this was due to causes other than upset by staking, due to the lack of upset material adjacent to the depression, and hole shape. It was more likely caused by high heat and pressure of a part laying in contact. A staked depression would deform the adjacent holes and shaft as noted in Photo 45 which was purposely done on an equivalent shaft at room temperature." The altimeter, however, had only been partially opened by crash events and the rocking shaft in question was still shielded by the altimeter's case. It could not have been caused by "a part laying in contact." Click HERE to see this. The Barfield Report never addressed itself to where the drill mark came from, or how the threads had been torn out. The Kollsman Report speculated that the damaged threads, and loose screw, might have been caused by heat damage: "Examination of a similar rocking shaft exposed to 1100 degrees Fahrenheit, believed to be higher than that which the subject instrument was exposed to, showed that with a thread which is unabused, and with a properly tightened screw: a) the screw did not come out due to high temperature exposure: there is an aluminum deposit on the brass screw threads under load: c) the thread in the shaft tapped hole, Photo 39, is not damaged to the extent shown on Photos 24, 25, 26 and 27." This ruled out heat damage as being responsible for the threads being torn out. THE BRIGHT SPOT The investigators at Kollsman agreed with those at Barfield that the set screw was in place during the crash. The Kollsman Report stated: "Examination of the calibration arm, Photo 31, and 32, and the end of the questionable screw show discolorations whose shapes tend to confirm that this screw was in position at the time of exposure to high temperature. The questionable calibration arm set screw is reasoned to have been in position at the time the X-ray pictures were taken (analysis of the X-ray, Photo 10, and Photo 5 NTSB picture) and Photos 11 - 14 allow the conclusion that the questionable calibration arm set screw was in the shaft at the time the X-ray was taken and the stains on the calibration arm indicate that the arm position was reasonably correct." The Barfield Report, which was based on the primary examination of the unit, agreed: "One of the set screws was out of the rocking shaft, allowing the calibration arm assembly to be loose in the shaft. However, a bright spot on the arm in the area indicated (ref D) was in position in line with the set screw hole at the time the mechanism was removed from the case." ANALYSIS No test was conducted to determine if the set screw, sitting in a drilled-out thread, would leave a similar mark; with the threads torn, it could not have left a bright spot or stain on the shaft, since there would have been a total absence of tension. Even if there were tension, the screw would have left traces of movement on the shaft. When recovered, the rocking shaft was bent, so the screw must have changed position. The screw was tightened prior to the drilling-out of its base threads, so that the screw left the proper mark on the shaft. The fact that the screw was still in place after the crash, and was in a virtually pristine condition, while the threads that surrounded it had been obliterated was, furthermore, never addressed. There were several other problems with the construction of this altimeter: THE INCORRECT PIVOTS AND MISSING JEWELS According to a Kollsman Instrument report, the same rocking shaft that contained the missing set screw "has the improper pivot on the forward end." The Kollsman report stated: "One of the pivots which supports the rear of the rocking shaft was incorrect in that it is intended for a ring stone application only. If it was placed in the end of the shaft that did not have an end stone, it means that the improper jewel installation in the rocking shaft A was noted." Click HERE to see this. ANALYSIS The correct pivot was conical, the incorrect pivot was flat. The technician that placed the wrong pivot should have realized that the end stone had been "installed in an inverted position." On the opposite end of the same rocking shaft the end stone was missing and the ring jewel was pushed off center. The forward jewel for this shaft was damaged (oval recess) but not cracked. A drawing of this shaft and its jeweled bearings pointed out several areas of "possible interference" with the altimeter's accuracy as a result of these mismatches. Click HERE to see this. THE LINK PIN The link pin of the same rocking shaft was incorrect. "Pin installed was a P/N 371-80 (should be 1357-37)." The correct link pin ends were flat, while the incorrect one was tapered on one end. The Kollsman Report stated: "The link from shaft A to the capsule is the unit which had the improper link pin in the spring clip on the capsule." ANALYSIS Any part that comes into contact with the altitude capsule itself is critical. The technician who assembled the altimeter had made too many mistakes in the same area, to have done so innocently. The Kollsman report concluded: "Considerable reinspection of altimeters of same repair history is recommended to ensure that the altimeters in service are in accordance with the manufacturer's recommended standards regarding parts used, assembly techniques, and calibration/compensation." [Reuther, Victor The Brothers Reuther Houghton-Mifflin 1976; NYT 5.8.67, 5.11.1970; Kollsman and Barfield reports; NTSB records] VICTOR REUTHER In April 1993, Victor Reuther received documentation of the preceding information. He stated: "I've had very strong suspicions from the day the accident occurred. I'm convinced there was tampering with the altimeter and, although the plane was on the ground for only a short time, it was time enough. The full story was not told. When I wrote my book I had not seen these files. I relied on the then-General Counsel of the United Automobile Workers, Steve Schlossberg, who I know from later experience was not too eager to make the investigation terribly thorough...He was more interested in passing the reigns of power to the new president, Leonard Woodcock, and getting the Reuther years behind him, so I felt he was too quick to accept the findings...he is now in Washington as the official representative of the ILO [international Labor Organization]..." STEVEN SCHLOSSBERG Schlossberg had made reference to a faulty altimeter in his report: "This possibility is discounted because there were two altimeters in this particular Lear Jet, but the instrumentation is still being checked." Schlossberg was sent a copy of this analysis and contacted. He stated that as he understood it, the cause of the crash was a faulty altimeter. He took the technicians' word there was no evidence of sabotage. Steve Schlossberg told this researcher: "It's not my field. The technical part of the report was like a foreign language to me. I was impressed with the honesty of the people who were doing this." He did not believe Walter Reuther's death was the result of a conspiracy, nor did he believe CIA had any motive to assassinate him. He elaborated: "Walter Reuther became a dove in the middle of the Hubert Humphrey - NIXON election. He was very much a hawk. A wonderful guy, but he was for the war. He was Johnson's biggest supporter. Walter finally opposed the war, but he never made it into a crusade. In the future he probably would have, he was a wonderful guy and it's too bad he didn't come around earlier. But when he did come around, it was great, and who knows what he would have developed into. Probably something wonderful." HEMMING commented: "Sabotage of the altimeters would not do the job. Every instrument rated pilot sets the field elevation published on the front of the control tower when he takes off. You check if what the tower just gave you is correct. He'd know something was wrong. The fact it was a war surplus altimeter is strange. They don't put them in Lear Jets. Instrument Landing System, ILS, is a separate instrument you are viewing that had the cross-hairs. You're going up against an instrument pilot who's been through partial panel training, where you have a failure of half your critical instruments. You don't file with just one clue. There was also a radar altimeter." ANALYSIS NIXON called Walter Reuther's death "a deep loss." With Walter Reuther dead, AFL-CIO President George Meany's hawkish views on the Vietnam war went unopposed. Of the Vietnam war, Walter Reuther had stated: "It has divided this nation. It is wasting our resources that we need at home and it is tarnishing our moral credentials in the world." Victor Reuther: "My brother came out against it and that opposition persisted through the Johnson years. Vietnam soured the relationship between Johnson and my brother." Victor Reuther now believes that sabotage was involved in his brother's death; however, he did not believe it was the CIA: "What I did not garner from the material you sent me was that it was the CIA...there are all kinds of wing groups, who could hire sophisticated people; there was a history of right-wing attacks on us." It was explained to Victor Reuther that an intelligence agency was often involved in sabotage of a sophisticated nature. Victor Reuther wondered if organized crime or the Communist Party was involved. It was pointed out to Victor Reuther that no mafia figures had offered valid information on the plane crash. Victor Reuther conceded that this was true. He added that he believed the altimeter had been tampered with during the earlier plane crash, and that the two accidents were related. THEORY OF CRASH OF UNITED FLIGHT 533 DECEMBER 8, 1972 By November 1972 HUNT was blackmailing the White House for $100,000. White House aide Fred LaRue gave Manuel Artime at least $21,000 to distribute to the families of the Watergate burglars. HUNT could have implicated NIXON in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But did HUNT have any evidence? Had HUNT entrusted it to his wife while he was in prison? NIXON may have believed DOROTHY HUNT possessed evidence that linked him to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As stated, DOROTHY HUNT was killed in the airplane crash of United Airlines Flight 533 on December 8, 1972, at Chicago's Midway Airport. UAL 533 was on its way from Washington, D.C., to Omaha, Nebraska, with an intermediate stop at Midway Airport. There were 55 people aboard, including five children and two infants. After Charles Colson became a born-again Christian, he stated: "I don't say this to many people because they think I am nuts. I think they killed DOROTHY HUNT. I really do..." HOWARD HUNT: "When I see these repetitive allusions to my wife's death as having somehow been caused by the CIA, I think that is really enough...if my wife had been the only one killed that would have been one thing...but 40 people..." ANALYSIS A detailed analysis of the Aircraft Accident Report prepared by the National Transportation Safety Board on the crash indicated that the Boeing 737 crashed because of instrument sabotage that engendered pilot error. In its report, however, the NTSB attributed the cause of the crash only to pilot error. The report was unofficial. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman John Reed, "was not present and did not participate in the adoption of this report." The report went unsigned. The National Transportation Safety Board Report blamed "the Captain's failure to exercise positive flight management during the execution of a non-precision approach, which culminated in a critical deterioration of airspeed in the stall regime..." THE FINAL DESCENT At 2:26 p.m. the Captain ordered the crew of United Airlines Flight 533 to do a final descent check. At 2:27 p.m., United Air Lines Flight 533 was issued a missed-approach clearance by Midway Airport control tower: "United Flight 533, execute a missed approach..." Just as the sound of word "execute" began, the sound of the stickshaker, which was a device that sent vibrations through the cockpit several seconds before an aircraft was about to go into a stall, was heard on the tapes recovered from the cockpit voice recorder. Captain Whitehouse, the pilot of United Air Lines 533, age 44, had been employed by United Airlines for almost 20 years. He had accumulated a total of 18,000 hours flying time, of which 2,435 were in a Boeing 737. ANALYSIS Every pilot was taught that when a stall occurs, he should point the aircraft's nose slightly downward by extending his flaps, then immediately accelerate the engines to increase thrust. HEMMING told this researcher: "When you get a stall you drop the nose. The last thing you do is add power because that will tend to raise your nose. Put you nose down first then add power, which lessens your rate of descent. Change the angle of attack of your wings which get more airflow going across the wings creating more lift. Then add power to kill the rate of descent. Your rate of descent has slackened off, but your nose is still pointing down." Most survivors reported that, just before the crash, contrary to being nose-down, the aircraft went into a very high angle of attack. HEMMING told this researcher: "Whitehouse realized he was going to crash and tried to drag his tail to cut down his speed." Some survivors believed that there was a rapid application of power before impact. An analysis of the cockpit voice recorder tapes found by the General Electric Research Corporation did not conclusively show this power increase. The cockpit voice recorder revealed that when the stickshaker went off at what was thought to be 1000 feet because of altimeter readings, Captain Whitehouse ordered the Second Officer to release the flaps to point the airplane's nose downward and get out of the stall. The Second Officer acknowledged the Captain's last command by saying: "Flaps 15." The Second Officer then said "I'm sorry." The National Transportation Safety Board stated that when faced with a stall, the Captain had decided to reconfigure the aircraft by extending the flight flaps because, within two seconds of the onset of the stickshaker, he asked for "more flaps." The National Transportation Safety Board stated that following this order, there was a sound indicative of flap lever movement. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that it was Captain Whitehouse's error - failing to realize the flaps were already extended to 30 degrees and ordering the additional 15-degree extension while making a non-precision landing - that caused the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board: "The 15 degrees was added to the 30 degrees of extension that was accidentally there, so the aircraft continued to stall." Eight seconds after the Second Officer said: "I'm sorry," United Air Lines Flight 533 crashed into several houses located near Midway Airport. Forty passengers and three crew members were killed. Two persons on the ground received fatal injuries. The aircraft itself was largely destroyed by the impact and subsequent fire. Ground damage "precluded any determination of the pre-impact integrity of the control system." If this was so, how did the National Transportation Safety Board arrive at it's figure of the 30 degrees of extension that was "accidentally" there. HEMMING told this researcher: "For the pilot to say 'flaps' then '15 degrees' - they ain't supposed to be at 15 degrees that quickly. It's deadly for those flaps to come up in a hurry when you are executing a missed approach. You'll sink. You got a stickshaker and ask for more flaps - that's the last thing you do. You're gonna start milking them flaps up. You're at that altitude and you have a stall, you've got to execute a missed approach. Nose down, full power. He's telling you what it says on the instrument. You run that xxxxer to 15 degrees below 500 feet you're going to die. He said he was sorry." ANALYSIS There was confusion in the cockpit during crash. The cause of this confusion would have become apparent had the flight recorder functioned properly. THE DISABLED FLIGHT RECORDER Eighty-two minutes after takeoff (approximately 14 minutes before the accident), the Fairchild Flight Data Recorder stopped functioning: "Flight recorder examination showed that a mitre gear (part of the drive gear assembly) had slipped on its shaft, causing the recorder to stop functioning." The cockpit voice recorder, which was recovered from the wreckage, revealed that when the flight recorder went off, a light went on in the cockpit and Captain Whitehouse asked: "Recorder go off?" The second officer: "Yeah." Captain Whitehouse: "See what's wrong, will ya...sounds to me like a circuit breaker...yeah, I just meant, I thought you'd better check everything..." The cockpit voice recorder revealed the Second Officer activated the circuit breaker that fused the power going to the flight recorder and reported: "It tests...I think its okay. I think its working...it says 'Off' but the signal, the encode light comes on and it shows, indicating taping. Christ, I can't even find the circuit breaker for this (deleted) flight recorder...I don't know, I get a reaction when I pull the AC, no reaction when you pull the DC though, you want me to call maintenance?" Captain Whitehead ordered the Second Officer to immediately call it in. Double click here to see a photograph of the flight recorder. [FlightRecorder.JPEG] The recorder was installed on the day of the accident, and had last been overhauled on November 11, 1972, only two months before it malfunctioned. The Flight Recorder Group of the National Transportation Safety Board found: "No evidence of recorder malfunction in any of the parameters as determined by examining previous flights contained on this foil medium." ANALYSIS The mitre gear slipped because a saboteur had loosened its set screw. (The Kollsman Instrument Report asked: "if the questionable calibration arm set screws were loose...") HEMMING told this researcher: "That was very unusual. The thing is wired into the aircraft's electrical system and has its own backup battery. A power failure doesn't shut it down. I doubt if it was coincidental. How many wrecks do you have in the history of the NTSB where you could recover the flight recorder but it didn't work?" THE TESTIMONY OF JAMES W. ANGUS BEFORE THE NTSB Q. Will you state your full name. A. James W. Angus. Q. And what is your address? A. 57 Westervelt Avenue, Baldwin, New York. Q. What is your occupation? A. I am staff engineer with Kollsman Instruments Company. Q. Will you tell us how long you have been employed by Kollsman Instruments? A. I have been employed with Kollsman since 1942 with the exception of a short period of a year and a half. Q. Would you briefly describe your background and training and experience with Kollsman leading to your current position? A. I have a bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. At Kollsman I have held assorted positions, starting as a tool inspector, becoming an experimental machinist and experimental technician, a designer, and finally an engineer. Q. Would you describe your duties and responsibilities in your present position? A. My primary duties are to develop pressure sensitive equipment. I also assist in giving technical assistance in areas where it is requested under special occasion. SENIOR HEARING OFFICER HENDRICKS Exhibit 9-G is identified as a report of an examination of altimeters and air data computers recovered from the Boeing 737, United Airlines Flight 553. Exhibit 9-C-1 is photographs altimeters and air data computers recovered from flight 553. Exhibit 9E, excerpts from Boeing 737 instruction manual regarding the pilot static system. Q. Mr. Angus, I would like for you to start by describing the altimetry system that is install in Boeing 737, and you may use Exhibit 9E for referral. I would like you to point out those components furnished by Kollsman. A. Our involvement with the 757 air data computer and the servo-automatic computers for this particular aircraft. The central air data computer is a device which accepts inputs of static pressure, total pressure, temperature and electrical power. We sense the pressure functions and by means of servo systems, compute associated outputs that are used in various positions around the airplane. The sensors, sender portion of the air data computer ,consist essentially of mechanisms somewhat similar to what is contained in altimeters and airspeed indicators. That is, capsules which are responsive to the particular air pressures being supplied. And this particular information is converted into angular motion which ultimately becomes part of a synchotel system and combined with a servo, it positions all of the necessary output devices in accordance with program established by the specification for the air data computer, the output devices are in the forms of syncros, potentiometers, decoders, and reliability signals. Included with the air data computer is a monitor system for each loop. This monitor determines that the servo system is properly following up each of the sensed values. If, as in the case of the altimeter, the servo system were to get out of track by as much as 100 feet, it would automatically disconnect the system. The way it does this, it cuts off the reliability signals that are sent to each of the using devices. So that any device in the airplane receives not only data from the air data computer, but it receives a validity signal which indicates whether or not the information should be used. The functions that are sent out are sent to indicators on the panel, auto-pilot, the flight recorder, the cabin pressurization system, and the transponder for reporting altitude. The altimeters are what are sometimes referred to as servo pneumatic altimeters. These altimeters have two modes of operation which are selectable by the pilot. In the standby mode of operation, the instrument will operate as a normal pressure sensitive device in accordance with the requirements of FAA/T on C10 Beacon. If it is elected, the indicator my also operate as a servo-repeater from the altitude data transmitted by the central air data computer. In order to operate in this mode, the pilot must actuate a switch knob on the face of the altimeter, which puts it in corrected mode of operation. In this mode of operation, the overall accuracy is improved from approximately ½ a percent system to about 2/10 of a percent accuracy. Q. The corrected mode would be the normal side of the operation? A. I believe the way the airline uses the term, the corrected mode is the normal side of operation. Q. And I am sorry if I missed it, but there are two such systems in the aircraft? A. Yes, there are two completely different independent systems. There is a central air data computer for the captain's side with his own indicator, and there s a central air data computer for the first officers side that he has his own independent altimeter. As I understand it there are independent static systems supplying each of these units. Q. Where does Kollsman interface with Boeing in this system? A. In each case there is a Boeing specification which determines what the inputs are that you receive and what specification level these inputs would be provided to. In the case of pressure, they give us certain -- we have to provide certain cords on the devices that will tie up the lines in the aircraft, electrical connectors -- it is pretty much standardized, what pins are used for each function. Q. I believed you mentioned the monitor tripout. Can you describe the monitor tripout as it effects the altimeter. Does this go into the standby mode when the CADAC trips out? A. The air data computer will supply precise altitude information to the altimeter. If, for some reason, the altitude module in the air data computer determines that the information is unreliable, it will automatically cut off the reliability signal going to the altimeter. Q. Is there any other protection in the event of a legitimate signal which is erroneous coming from the central air data computer? A. The altimeter also contains its servo-monitor. There are two basic modes of servo detection in the altimeter. First would be if the servo system in the altimeter does not track that output of the air data computer. If there is a 50 foot disagreement between the altimeter and the air data computer, the altimeter will automatically revert to standby operation. That will be operating as a straight TSO altimeter. At the time this occurs, there is a flag on the dial which indicates it goes from the corrected mode to the standby mode. Q. You said this occurs with a 50 foot -- A. Fifty foot separation, that is correct. Now, in addition to this, we have what is known as a limiting device. People are always concerned and rightly so, for some reason that the servo might run away. If, for example, servo in the air data computer were to run away, we would provide a limited device in the altimeter and at certain pre-selected levels after the altimeter has responded to the corrected mode. It will then be limited in total correction capabilities at the point the monitor will cut the altimeter off, even though the air data computer might want to drive further. Q. What kind of error would this generate maximum? A. The error is a variable error with altitude, so that you can take care of increased tolerances at high altitude. At sea level this error would amount to approximately 350 feet. Q. At what phase of the investigation into the accident of United 533 did your participation start? A. We started when the instruments had been recovered and they were returned to United at San Francisco. We joined the committee at the United overhaul base and participated with them. Q. You participated in the examination of both altimeters and the central air data computer, is that correct? A. That is right, two data computers and two altimeters. Q. And you prepared Exhibit 9-C to describe the extent of your participation and findings, is that correct. A. That is correct. Q. I would like you to refer to refer to Exhibit 9-C-1, answering the following, if you would please. Could you use the photographs and describe the general condition of the Captain's altimeter when it was first received by you? A. I might mention before we go ahead that is all of these findings, the committee was present, and in general, I don't know of an area that doesn't exist, the committee in general agreed with the findings. These are not single person findings. Q. Yes, sir. A. The altimeter suffered primarily what appeared to be fire damage. There was some small indication of impact damage, but the primary source of the difficulty here was that the exterior of the case of the altimeter, which has an enamel paint which is baked on at the time of manufacture, this paint was actually burned off in many areas. With this burning off of the paint, all of the pressure seals in the instrument were no longer active. The covered glass was cracked and it appeared to be intact, which gave us the impression that this was a thermostress problem, rather than breakage due to impact shock. The rear connector on the instrument was contaminated with a fire material which more than likely was the mating connector on the electrical harness supplied in the airplane. This material had to actually be dug out. It was quite solid. Then the electrical connector was cleaned off. We observed the instrument. We shook it lightly; it didn't have any particular noisiness inside which might indicate broken parts rolling around. We felt the instrument was capable of further testing. Q. May I refer you to photograph 1-1 in your exhibit, please. A. Yes, I am looking at that. Q. The indicated dial is set 30.035 thereabout. Have you any reason to believe this setting had been changed since impact? A. Yes. It is my understanding after the instruments had been recovered at the accident site, and as I understand it, notes were taken and photographs were taken of the instrument as mounted on the panel, that subsequently the barrel knob was rotated to see if the pointers were still operable and the particular setting that you see there is the setting that happened to be left on the instrument at the time that it was received in the United Shop. Q. Could you briefly describe for me the functional test unit was subjected to? A. This altimeter was placed in a ball jar. The reason for that was that we could not pipe pressure into the altimeter and maintain a reading due to the leakage from the various seals. Without making any further adjustments to the altimeter, we connected this bell jar, which is a sealed chamber that you can look through and observe the altimeter inside of it, connected this chamber to a barometer and programmed pressure into the chamber, and each specific instance we brought the altimeter to an indicated value in 200 foot stops, going from 0 to 2000 feet. At each time that we reached stabilization, we measured the pressure within the chamber by means of the barometer that was attached to it. We then computed, based upon the indicated values, pressure values, and the setting, we computed that the indicator had, in its present state, had an average error of approximately 150 feet in the minus direction. Q. In which? A. In the minus direction. We then took the same altimeter and just rotated the barrel knob to the 29-92 position, which is the standard position for performing tests on an instrument of this type, and then programmed corrected pressures into the instrument. And putting corrected pressures into the instrument, we then read the instrument error. Now, the instrument error in this case averages out to approximately minus 120 foot value. The reason for the disagreement in this particular case between the first test and the second test -- excuse me. Am I getting ahead? Do you want the reason now? Q. Yes, go right ahead. A. The reason we felt the disagreement existed was because due to the high temperature exposure of the unit, the operation of the fundamental mechanism was not as smooth as it would be in normal conditions. And operating somewhat erratically, you would not be perfectly sure exactly where the first level was when we were setting the pointer on the instrument. The second case, you program in a very specific pressure, vibrate the instrument, and then take a reading when it settled out. So using a control standard that is much more precise in the second case, the results tend to be more meaningful. Q. And the error was still in the same direction? A. Same direction, but much more repeatable all the way up. Used the same 2000 foot altitude test span and 200 foot increment. Q. Okay, do you have any explanation as to how the low effect offset may have occurred? A. Yes. The subsequent examination of the instrument after taking the case off revealed that the instrument internally, where the mechanism is located, had reached temperatures approaching 360 degrees Fahrenheit. We have since taken an equivalent instrument of the servo pneumatic variety and subject that instrument to a basic calibration. The instrument was seasoned overnight in the normal operation that you season these instruments to, which is to expose it to plus 70 degrees. The next morning it was rechecked again and the instrument was a stable instrument. We had to ascertain this fact first. Then we placed the instrument in an oven. Now I am saying in an oven because you are essentially placing it in air which is heated to a specific temperature level, but it is no a high circulation factor. It is something -- there is a gentle fan in there that just keeps the air moving at a slow pace. This particular instrument was placed there, kept there for one hour at 360 degrees -- excuse me, let me go back. In the test condition, we did not expose it to 360 degrees because that happens to be coincident with the melting temperatures of the solders used in the instrument, so for the purpose of the second instrument, to keep the data valid, we operated this at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. No, under these conditions, after aligning the instrument to return to room temperature, we the retested it and we have an average minimum error of 85 to 90 feet. Now that does not appear in the report because we just finished the test Monday. I received the data by phone on Tuesday. We will give you a supplement on that. Q. Do the results of the pressure testing this particular altimeter in this manner, reflect operation in the servo mode as well as the stand-by? A. No. When we were finished testing the instrument as noted previously, using control pressure inputs, that was as far as we went on the testing in San Francisco. At that point we concentrated our testing on some of the central air data computer testing. We subsequently resumed testing on this back at Elmhurst in our plant with the team present. After verifying our initial data, we took the instrument out of the case, we found that all of the electrical components had been exposed to very high temperatures, capacitors had exploded, solder had melted. But the basic pressure mechanism was intact. So we could not operate the instrument in servo mode. We tried in California but we just blew fuses. At that point we just stopped, we didn't want to damage it. Q. Can you describe the condition of the first officer's altimeter one as described by you? A. The first officers altimeter was in very poor condition as received. This instrument was subjected to extensive fire and impact damage. The fire damage present was at a level that actually melted the aluminum away, which means it was in the temperature band of 1100 degrees Fahrenheit. The base of the instrument was split open, and a goodly portion of it was missing. The rear mechanism in the instrument, which is the pressure sensing section, was also missing. The front end, the cover glass, and flange assembly, was missing. The display elements were still on the face of the instrument. Essentially all that we could say was present was a mechanism body with associated burned-out electrical components and the display portion of the instrument. Q. Would you refer, please, to photograph 2-1 in Exhibit 9-C-1. Is this a photograph of the first officers altimeter? A. Yes, that is a photograph taken at United as it was received. Q. Can you explain the significance of the dial reading or apparent pointer positions and also the reading on the baro set on the altimeter as found? A. The pointer positions are what are referred to in the trade as uncoordinated. The relative position of the pointers cannot exist based upon the normal reading that is present in the instrument. The baro set was approximately 30,685. Q. Was there any indication on the dial of the instrument such as impact markings? A. No. Q. Anything to give you a clue as to what the altimeter may have been reading on impact. A. No. We have very carefully examined the dial components under a binocular type microscope using lights and we could not find any signs that could be attributed to an impact mark. Q. Would you briefly describe the significance of the photos that you have labeled 2-6, 2-7, and 2-8 in establishing the uncoordinated positions of the pointers? A. Yes. While we were at United, United made available to the team a recently serviced altimeter in their possession of the same type. We very carefully measured reference points on each pointer of the first officers unit and then positioned the corresponding point on the sample altimeter to that value, and then photographed, the purpose being when you look at the photograph of the good instrument and the photograph of this instrument which had been damaged in the accident, it become readily apparent the pointers are discoordinated. Q. The primary central air data computer, can you describe the coefficient of that component when you received it? A. The air data computer received what we would consider a moderate amount of impact damage. By that I mean the cases were dented in several areas on each unit. The front face of the computer was also damaged rather significantly, and there was fire damage around various areas. Let me just check which ones -- the captain's, first the captains computer unit was not severely damaged, but the first officers unit was very badly burned to the point where even the knobs could not be rotated. Q. Were the units, the internal portions, in operable condition? A. Yes, they were operable. Q. Could you describe for us, please, the tests to which these units were subjected? A. Testing accomplished on the air data computers consisted, first, of isolating all of the output devices to obtain position data at the point of power cutoff to the computer. This was followed by a check of the altitude sensor by disconnecting it electrically from the computer, and running it strictly on a pressure function to determine the operability of the sensor, and again, there are means in there to determine the point at which power was cut off. At this point we got both computers - we had the sensors and everything reconnected. We programmed standard pressures into the computer and measured the output of the --- find the sink rows. This was to determine if the signals going to the altimeter were within specification requirements. In the case of the first officer's air data computer, it read approximately 3 ½ degrees low. This is roughly 45 to 50 feet. The captain's altimeter was well within spec, in general it was within approximately 7 feet. We then checked the correlation of the encoder, which is used by the transponder. This is checked by comparing the point at which you transition from one code value to the next as compared to the altitude data being transmitted to the indicator in the panel. This was in general less than one degree on both units, which is within 14 feet. And individually we tried --- we worked the servo unit up to air data computer and ran them through the same range, 2,000 feet. The altimeter connected to the captain's air data computer generally responded to less than 10 feet. First officer's was between minus 30 feet and 50 feet. Following this, we ran what we call a coast test of the servo. This test was to determine if the computer was being driven as it would be in the case of a descent and power was cut off, would the computer continue to move, thereby destroying the validity of the original set of data we took off the output devices. This test was run at top rates of descent, 1,000 feet per minute and 2,500 feet per minute. In the case of the captain's altimeter, so-called coast effect was less than 7/10. The first officers altimeter approximately two feet. We considered this gave the original output devices reasonable values that we could accept. Subsequent to this we performed a monitor check. This took special test equipment and this was done back in New York. What we did in this case was we isolated the modules for the air data computer and used jump cables, so that electrically they were connected even though they were set aside on some special test boxes. This allows us to, with the computer and the particular modules concerned, tied together, we can inactivate the servo, but still have power applied, and determine whether then monitors were still operating. The monitors on the both the first officer's and the captain's operated properly. This and some subsequent testing also verified not only did the monitors operate, but at the time that the monitor operates, the encoder output was cutoff automatically. At one point in time the subject came up, were the sensors capable of performing when submitted to assorted acceleration factors, as you might have when the aircraft might pull some G's if you made a sharp pull up. We made some special test pictures and adapted the altitude modules to a centrifuge. Units were tested individually for this. We subjected them from zero to one, back to zero; from zero to four G's, back to zero; then up to ten G's and back to zero. This was done at an altitude level of approximately 500 feet. The first officer's altitude module from the air data computer at 10 G's, the output varied 3 ½ degrees, which would be equivalent to 100 feet. The captain's module was within two degrees at 10 G's, which would put it at approximately 50 to 60 feet. There is no requirement for the 10 G's. The test was performed in any case. In further testing of the units, we became aware that when the overall air date computers were fired up for a short period of time, the reliability signal coming from the airspeed modules was in the unreliable state and then after approximately 30 seconds to a minute, reliability signal would come back on, indicating a valid state. This was an unusual condition so we decided to pull the airspeed sensor modules off and check them. This was the captain's incidentally, in case I didn't mention that. When we opened the airspeed sensor, we found there was a gear disengagement at the output stage on this particular sensor. The sensor has subsequently --- gear has been reengaged and everything operated normally. We were concerned because when we looked at his particular sensor, the gearing is protected with stops, what we call stops in terms of functions, high and low; and also side stops so that the gears can't disengage by moving axis. All stops were in place. That particular sensor, we checked all the records, dates back to 1967. We subsequently, as I mentioned, re-engaged the gears properly and then we took the sensor to our test laboratory and performed a shock test in the direction that was indicated as if this disengagement occurred due to shock. We felt that it would probably come in the fore and aft direction of the airplane so we checked it in that direction and levelwise what we did, we said we were not going to try to break it, the normal shock test for a unit of this type would be to expose it to 15 G's for approximately 11 millisecond pulse. In this case we first tested it at 20 G's, then we tested it at 25 G's. The instrument stayed in the sink and there was no disengagement. We stopped at this point because we felt that there may be further testing required for some other functions and it would not be conducive to break the instrument to prove one point. The air data computers were made ready again and at the request of United, we ran what we called some computer step function tests. These tests consisted of programming pressure changes into the sensor and measuring the time that it would take the output of the air data computer to become stable at the secondary pressure. This was done for values of a thousand foot step function, 500 foot stop function, 200 feet and 100 feet. In the case of the captain's 1,000 foot function, the response of the overall system, -- this is, the air data computer, it was 5 seconds. When you get down to 100 feet, you are talking 3 or 2 ½ seconds. Subsequently we took the computers back up and in order to determine the operation of the monitors, we ran the air data computers at high velocity, and velocity chosen was that value at which point the servo would just indicate at the edge of the monitor trip. We're talking roughly 100 feet. The captain's air data computer would run at 21,400 feet per minute and the first officer's approximately 18,000 feet per minute. Now, that essentially completed the testing that was done on the air data computers. Q. Thank you Mr. Angus. I may have misunderstood something, but I would like to refer you to page 10 in Exhibit 9-C. This test concerns the position evaluation of the sink rows with relation to the output of the central air data computer. I think I heard testimony, but you spoke of figures of 45 to 50 feet for the first officer's and 7 feet for the captain's primary unit. I would like clarification of what the 45 to 50 feet and the 7 feet are in reference to. A. Those values don't appear on page 18. The values you are referring to come about on page 21, which is the programming correct pressure into the unit and measuring the output finding sink roll. The data on page 18 is the reading in the "as received" stats of each output module. Q. Could you explain the page 18 figures for me again sir? I am specifically interested in trying to correlate the position of the sink rows in the "as received" condition to the known pressure altitude. A. The sink rows that is used to drive the altimeter on the flight panel were read out, using an angle position indicator. Captain's read out, converted to feet, read out 652 feet; first officer's read out 558 feet. Now this difference here corresponds to 54 feet, but there would be some small difference depending upon the time sequence of power off, small differences in calibration, things of this nature. Q. What barometric pressure would these figures refer to, sir? A. These just refer to the "as received" state. They don't refer to any barometric pressure. They are measured against what we all call standard altitude. Standard altitude sometimes referred to by pilots at times as QNH altitude. This would be in the case of the altimeter, altimeter set for 29.92 power setting. If you wanted to convert these QNH values, it would be necessary to add the appropriate offset that would correspond to the local baro setting. Q. How does the pilot produce the QNH baro set into the system? A. He introduces it to the air data computer. He uses this in terms of his altimeter. When he program the baro setting into the altimeter it automatically puts the baro setting in whether he be using it in standby or servo mode of operation. It puts in an additive factor, adds so many feet to the display. Q. So in order to correlate the "as received" position of the sink rows in the central air data computer to a given elevation on a given day, we would have to apply the QNH correction, is that correct? A. That is correct. Q. Have you done that for these figures? A. The difference between the standard altitude and the pressure setting, as we were notified, 30.035 comes out to 120 feet. At 120 feet, each of these values, that would be the indicated value being presented to the crew at the time of power cut off. Q. And knowing the elevation of the impact site is about 620 feet above mean sea level, that represents an error of about 150 feet, 100 feet. Is that correct? A. That is correct. Q. Thank you. The encoders verified were correlated with the sink positions? A. That is correct. The photo transmission point is always at the 50 feet point. The captain had a 652 foot value so that was into the next code bit, which was 700 feet. Q. Now I would like to refer you to page 27 in this. Again it may be misunderstanding on my part, but I thought that I heard you say that the acceleration test showed an error of approximately 100 feet. And on page 27 I see a statement that all three positions maximum deviation of model sensored was one degree or 27 feet, for acceleration from zero to 10 G's. A. When we do a test that is not a standard test for that particular equipment, we always try, particularly in the case of an accident, equipment, we always try to get an equivalent item. So in this particular case we took a sensor that was in stock and first ran the test through on the sensor. That particular sensor was within one degree on all the tests. The data for the two sensors involved is contained on the next page, and that data contains the difference values that I quoted previously. Q. Were there any other significant findings in the evaluation of the units other than those already discussed? A. On point we did, on the air data computers we did check the friction level of this and the friction level was down on the order of 2 feet. I think it was two feet on one and seven feet on the other one. We have checked the captain's altimeter for lead effect on the captain's, and he is coming out very close to what we consider nominal. Q. And Mr. Angus, I can't find it right now, but in the report there is a reference to white flaking material in the static report of one of the central air data computers. Could you amplify that a little for me? A. Angus: Yes. After we had resumed testing this equipment in Elmhurst, when we were running the monitor test, as I previously mentioned, we had to remove the altitude modules from the Central Air Data Computer so we could run a jumper cable. So it would be possible to interrupt the servo motor pilot. When we separated the module, I am not sure which one it is, that was the first officers unit. When we took the first officer's altitude module off the computer chassis. There was a white, flaky, material over the connecting port as used to connect the module into the plumbing with the central air data computer that goes to the connection tubes. There was a small deposit, probably two or three cubic millimeters, of very flaky material. We had noted back at United in San Francisco that one of the static lines had some water in it which looked to be like it might be water that had accumulated because of fire. The water wasn't clean. Q. Was there any analysis of the white, flaky, material? A. We, that white flaky material was placed in a sealed box and it is available to the Board if they want to spectrograph it. Now the general assumption on the flaky material is this is contained on a stainless steel pressure port which fits into an anodized aluminum. It was just felt his loose -- all the people called in with reasonable chemical background indicated it was more likely an aluminum oxide. CHAIRMAN BURGESS: What? THE WITNESS: An aluminum oxide. MR. STREET: I have no questions. MR. LAYNOR: I wasn't through. CHAIRMAN BURGESS: I am sorry, Mr. Laynor is still continuing. MR. STREET: I am sorry. (Discussion off the record) BY MR. LAYNOR Q. Mr. Angus, I believe in your testimony you commented to the fact that to your knowledge of these systems are connected to two completely independent static systems. It is true then that both static systems will have to be effected in a similar manner to cause essentially the same error in the system? A. It would appear that way due to the fact they have this more than tolerance difference in the particular outputs of the computers. Q. Are the static systems, again to your knowledge, you could refer to exhibit 9-E, were the static systems which feed the central air data computer common in any way to the captain to the captain or first officers air speed indicators? A. First of all, you are talking, "as received" correct? Q. Yes, sir. First of all, as I understand it, the central air data computer themselves transmit no information to the air speed indicators in the cockpit. It this true? A. This is correct. Q. And the airspeed indicators? A. The pitot input -- the panel requirements for pilot pressure come off separate pitot tubes according to this diagram. In other words, there is a pilot tube that supplies the captain's panel, a pilot supply for the first officer's panel, pilot for each air data computer independently. Q. How about static systems, sir? A. It would appear to be the same way for the static except in the case of static there, they cross over -- in other words, there is a right and a left pitot static tube tied together to provide what is called a balanced pitot static. I think in this case there were dual statics for each side, thus providing a line for the indicator separate. Q. Okay. I realize that the static system installation is not in your area of responsibility, but can you discuss possible reasons why the static system errors -- although of a magnitude reflected in the sink row telepositions in the central or data computers, could have occurred? Can you offer any rational explanation as to why the central air data computers could have been reading in the direction they were? A. I am afraid I will have to pass that at the moment. THE TWO DISABLED ALTIMETERS James Angus testified that he found contaminant: "The rear connector on the instrument was contaminated with a fire material which more than likely was the mating connector on the electrical harness supplied in the airplane. This material had to actually be dug out." He found flaky material: "There was a white, flaky, material over the connecting port as used to connect the module into the plumbing with the central air data computer that goes to the connection tubes. There was a small deposit, probably two or three cubic millimeters, of very flaky material." No spectrograph was run on the flaky material and there was no scientific evidence indicating that it was aluminum oxide. HEMMING told this researcher: "When you land a big bird, you have got to know your precise altitude." At the time of the missed approach, the altitude of United Air Lines Flight 533 was thought by the First Officer to be approximately 1,000 feet above sea level. When the National Transportation Safety Board interviewed witnesses to the crash, however, it discovered that the aircraft descended from the cloud base at an estimated altitude of only 400 feet, heading in a northwesterly direction. Shortly thereafter it veered to the right, as the pilot began to execute the missed approach, and was on a northerly heading when the crash occurred. By this time, more altitude had been lost. No meaningful altitude indications were obtained from either of the altimeters. Captain Whitehouse's altimeter was virtually intact, but "because of heat damage to the internal components, no assessment could be made of the pre-impact accuracy..." When Captain Whitehouse's altimeter was disassembled at the Kollsman Instrument Corporation, technicians observed and photographed foreign matter in its gears. Double click here to see the photograph, titled "Captain's Altimeter - Gear with contaminant in teeth." [Gear.JPEG] Angus never mentioned this. THE DISENGAGED AIRSPEED INDICATOR The Captain's airspeed indicator had also been tampered with. When it was tested, it remained at the high end of the airspeed system. The technicians from Kollsman Instruments reported: "The condition was isolated to a gear and a sector (non-linear) which had become disengaged. This allowed the output shaft to assume a high airspeed position regardless of the input airspeed value."When the technicians from Kollsman Instruments discovered this problem, they were, according to Angus, "concerned because when we looked at this particular sensor, the gearing is protected with stops, what we call end stops in terms of functions, high and low; and also side stops so the gears can't disengage by moving axle. All stops were in place. That particular sensor, we checked the records back to 1967." THE CENTRAL AIR DATA COMPUTER The National Transportation Safety Board also discovered common errors in two independent systems that "could have been transmitted from the Central Air Data Computer units to the altimeter of the First Officer." This static error may have been caused by the contaminant that was found in the altitude modules of the Central Air Data Computer. HEMMING told this researcher: "The Central Air Data Computer tells you if you've sprung a leak somewhere, or if something is contaminating your system etc. A little computer tells you right away, 'turn on your de-icer' various procedures. It's a warning system that tells you not to believe your gauges." THE PREMATURE POWER FAILURE The Central Air Data Computers were recovered and both units were capable of normal operation, but their fine altitude synchros showed an altitude higher than crash site's. Electronic measurement of the #1 fine altitude synchro in Captain's Central Air Data Computer altitude module showed a phase angle that corresponded to 772 feet above sea level. A similar measurement of the First Officer's #1 fine altitude synchro corresponded to 718 feet. The technicians at Kollsman Instruments checked the fine altitude synchro #2, and got similar readings. They checked the Coarse Synchro #2, the Cabin Pressure Potentiometer, and the TAT/EPRIL and obtained identical readings. This was odd, since when electrical power was removed for any reason, the altitude synchros did not move, but remained in their position at the moment of power removal. This indicated that the power going to the Central Air Data Computer was cut off at an altitude higher than that of the crash site, before the plane crashed, instead of on impact with the ground. Nonetheless, the NTSB concluded: "The static system errors reflected in the Central Air Data Computer readings at impact do not have a bearing on the events at Midway." ANALYSIS Even if we accepted the statement of the National Transportation Safety Board that pilot error was responsible for the crash, all the aforementioned malfunctions could have contributed to pilot error. The strongest evidence of sabotage was that the flight recorder had gone off 14 minutes before the accident, so the National Transportation Safety Board claimed it had very little to work with when it conducted its investigation. To compensate for this, it extrapolated flight path data from the traces registered by the flight in the Automated Radar Terminal Service (ART-III) at O'Hare International Airport, which had been tracking Flight 533. The National Transportation Safety Board, however, admitted that data obtained in this manner was far from precise, precluding an accurate determination of the nature and tempo of the events during the 61 seconds before impact. SHERMAN SKOLNICK Researcher Sherman S kolnick was the first to point out that Flight 533 was sabotaged. Skolnick, however, added charges that Captain Whitehouse had been poisoned, and that Midway Control Tower, the Serrelli Mob and El Paso Natural Gas were in some way involved. Skolnick, who is Jewish, is an advisor to the crypto-Nazi organization, Liberty Lobby, which published Spotlight. Andrew St. George and Mark Lane were also connected with Liberty Lobby. HEMMING told this researcher: "A.J. just because they don't like Jews you're prejudiced against them. Just because they gassed a few million, you're getting all upset." ANALYSIS: INSTRUMENT SABOTAGE The technology involved in loosening the set screw on the flight recorder, just enough so that the instrument would stop functioning 15 minutes or so before landing, indicated that this was a professional job. Someone had also manually disengaged the gears on Captain Whitehouse's airspeed indicator, and had rewired the plane's electrical system so that it would stop functioning prior to landing. In 1993 the final report of the National Transportation Safety Board on United Air Lines Flight 533's crash was still available to researchers, but the National Transportation Safety Board had routinely destroyed documents it was based on, since they were over 15 years old. The report mentioned the Central Air Data Computer readings, and the disabled flight recorder was noted in the cockpit voice recordings transcription; no mention, however, was made of the contaminant or the premature power cutoff. NIXON Minutes after the crash, 50 FBI agents rushed to the scene, conducting interviews and seizing evidence. John Reed, the Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, protested the actions of the FBI after the House Government Activities Subcommittee had pressured him to do so. In a letter to Acting FBI Director William D. Ruckelshaus, John Reed wrote that "for the first time in the memory of our staff" the FBI had interviewed witnesses and listened to control tower tapes before investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board did. William Ruckelshaus responded that the agents were investigating a Crime Aboard Aircraft, and were within the law, although he did admit that more than 50 agents were on the scene. [FBI 149-10024-12] NIXON contemplated using the FBI to obtain documents he desired. White House/Special Operations Group member Jack Caufield said Charles Colson told him the Brookings Institution possessed papers needed by the Administration, and that the FBI had adopted a policy of coming to the scene of any suspicious fires in Washington, D.C. Jack Caufield believed Charles Colson had hinted that he should start a fire at the Brookings Institute enabling the FBI to make its appearance and steal the desired documents. [Wash. Post 11.22.74; Jack Anderson 8.9.74] G. Gordon Liddy reported: "The operation that we planned was to purchase several used fire engines from the market where they are available, have them painted and declared in the colors of the Washington, D.C., Fire Department, to have our Cuban assets dressed in the fireman's uniforms and attending the engines, to have a penetration which would then, during the period of time there would be no one there - so no one would be hurt - start a fire in the Brookings Institution. The first engines to respond would be ours. It would be our people who would enter, and in the guise of putting out the fire, they would take whatever it was that Mr. Colson wanted out of the Brookings Institution. [HUNT] came to me with this task from his principal, who was Mr. Colson." One day after the crash of United Air Lines Flight 533, NIXON appointed Egil Krogh Under Secretary of Transportation. Egil Krogh controlled the parent agency of the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aeronautics Administration. Ten days later, NIXON appointed Alexander P. Butterfield as the head of the Federal Aeronautics Administration. BARKER stated that the death of Dorothy Hunt caused HUNT to give up blackmailing the White House and plead guilty. This benefited NIXON. John Dean discussed Mrs. HUNT'S death with NIXON: Dean: Mrs. HUNT was the savviest woman in the world. She had the whole picture together before her death. NIXON: Great sadness. NIXON considered granting HUNT clemency if he were convicted in the Watergate affair: "I, uh, question of clemency...HUNT is a simple case. I mean, uh, after all, the man's wife is dead, was killed." When the FBI examined Dorothy Hunt's remains, it found $10,000. HUNT denied this was hush money, and he claimed it was going to be used to purchase a franchise for a Holiday Inn. The FBI investigated HUNT'S claim, and discovered that it was not normal for such a fee to be paid in cash and that such a fee would have had to be paid at the main office in Memphis, Tennessee. J EDGAR HOOVER: ASSASSINATED WITH BUG KILLER In October 1971 John Ehrlichman presented Nixon was a memo written by J. Gordon Liddy that concluded that FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover should resign. Nixon believed that Hoover was unable to adequately cope with the violent anti-war movement that was sweeping the country because Hoover was unwilling to conduct warrantless searches. Hoover died on the evening of May 1, 1972, at his home in Washington, D.C. His housekeeper discovered his body alongside his bed at 9:00 a.m. The Justice Department said he died of natural causes. No autopsy was performed. J. Edgar Hoover, age 77, allegedly succumbed to high blood pressure; he had been suffering from a heart ailment for some time. In November 1973 Mark C. Frazier interviewed Watergate burglar Felipe De Diego. Frazier tricked Felipe De Diego into obliquely acknowledging having burglarized the home of J. Edgar Hoover. [Harvard Crimson 11.10.73] "Two burglaries took place at Hoover's Washington home. The first was in the winter of 1972 to retrieve documents that might be used for blackmail against the White House. "After the first burglary," according to Diego, "a second burglary was carried out; this time, whether by design or misunderstanding, a poison, [of the] thyon phosphate genre, was placed in Hoover's personal toilet articles. Hoover died shortly after that." There is no such poison as “thyon phosphate” as it was probably spelled phonetically. There is an organophosphorus compound containing the elements phosphorus and carbon, whose physiological effects include inhabitation of acetylcholinesterase, which is vital for nervous system functioning. The pesticides malathion and parathion and virtually all nerve agents are organophosphorus compounds. Most exposure victims experience bradycardia (slowed and weakened heart rate) but pulse rate may be increased initially and tachycardia (The heart normally beats at a rate of about 60 to 100 beats per minute at rest. A rate faster than 100 beats a minute in an adult is called tachycardia) is more common in very severe poisoning. Parathion is rapidly absorbed through the skin and may cause systemic poisoning. In January 1976, 79 persons in Jamaica were acutely poisoned by the organophosphorus insecticide parathion. Seventeen died. It was ironic that J. Edgar Hoover, who was known for planting bugs, might have been assassinated with a bug killer. Researcher Tony Summers reported that in 1988 STURGIS said that Felipe De Diego told him about a break-in at the home of J. Edgar Hoover immediately after his death: "Felipe told me about it. I suspected the CIA was behind it. I told him, 'I guess our friends probably wanted to go over there and see what kind of documents Hoover had stashed away.'" When Tony Summers asked STURGIS if he had been involved, he said: "I'm not saying 'yes' to my involvement. Let me say 'no' to that. It opens up a can of worms." [summers Secret Life J. Edgar Hoover p416] The FBI reported: "Subject BERNARD L. BARKER'S bank account showed large sum of money in his account in May 1972 amounting to $89,000. BARKER withdrew money in cash." [139-4089-311] The White House/Special Operations Group was interested in the death of J. Edgar Hoover. STURGIS, BARKER, Humberto Lopez and Pablo Fernandez attacked demonstrators at his funeral. Humberto Lopez told the FBI that he was "secretary of the Authentico Party headed by Carlos Prio Soccarras...He stated that the Authentico Party's office is located next to the office of BERNARD BARKER Associates. He advised that he has been on speaking terms with BERNARD BARKER for several years. He stated that, upon the death of John Edgar Hoover and upon learning that Mr. Hoover would lie in state on May 3, 1972, BARKER asked him as a representative of the Authentico Party to be his guest and go to Washington, D.C. to pay respects to the Director. Lopez stated he thought this was an excellent idea, as he was a great admirer of Mr. Hoover, and accepted the invitation. He stated that while in Washington, D.C., there was a brief melee with a hippie group who were engaged by the Miami contingent, but that no arrests were made although there was some press coverage to the incident... The following individuals stayed at the motel with him: Pablo Fernandez, Angel Ferrer, Reinaldo Pico, and FRANK FIORINI. The others he believed stayed in an older hotel which was located relatively close, namely BARKER, Martinez, V. Gonzalez, H. Gonzalez, and De Diego. Lopez explained that other than his work with the Authentico Party he does not consider himself an activist, and other than his slight relationship with BARKER, he was never closely associated with any other individual in this group. He advised that, while he believed BARKER paid the fare and lodging, he was given his ticket by Rolando Martinez, and that his hotel room which was single was also paid for by Martinez. He believed that his airline ticket and hotel registration was under the name Manuel Garcia. Relative to his background, he stated he was employed in the Ministry of Government under Dr. Grau in Cuba. In August 1960 he sought asylum in the Embassy of Brazil and stayed there until March 1, 1961, when he received asylum in Venezuela and was at the Embassy in Venezuela until he entered the United States on September 10, 1962, and was assigned INS # 11261938." [FBI 139-4089-34, 6.30.72] MURRAY CHOTINER Murray Chotiner was the political public relations man for Earl Warren during his gubinatorial campaign in California. Murray Chotiner had been associated with NIXON since 1946. When NIXON became the Vice Presidential nominee of the Republican Party in 1952, Murray Chotiner served as his campaign manager. In September 1953 Earl Warren was appointed Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by President Eisenhower. In 1966 Murray Chotiner was called before Senator John McClellan's committee investigating organized crime. Congressional investigator Robert F. Kennedy questioned Chotiner about his client, crime syndicate member Marco Reginelli, and demanded a list of Murray Chotiner's other clients. Dan Moldea reported that Murray Chotiner, and his brother Jack, handled 249 cases of mob figures arrested or indicted between 1949 and 1952. [Moldea, Hoffa Wars, Padington Press, 1978] In 1968 syndicate member Mickey Cohen, who was serving Federal prison time, said that Murray Chotiner had solicited campaign contributions from him on behalf of NIXON. Meyer Harris Cohen (A.K.A. "Mickey" Cohen), the son of Jewish immigrants, grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where he started in the rackets. In 1940 Mickey Cohen moved to Los Angeles and worked with Jack Dragna and Meyer Lansky's partner, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. When Siegel was murdered by Meyer Lansky's hitmen in 1947, Mickey Cohen took over for him. California crime lord Jack Dragna became uncomfortable with Cohen, and numerous attempts were made on the life of Mickey Cohen. Meyer Lansky finally arranged for a truce between Dragna and Cohen. In 1970 Murray Chotiner became NIXON'S Special Counsel; and in 1971, as a private attorney, he helped Teamster Union boss James Hoffa secure a Presidential pardon. Murray Chotiner was contacted by his friend, I. Irving Davidson, regarding this matter. [FBI FOIA Req. #72,182 approx. 500 pp.; HSCA OCR 11.2.78 Brady] Prior to his testimony at the Watergate hearings, Chotiner broke his leg in an automobile accident and was taken to Bethesda Hospital in Maryland where he mysteriously died of an alleged embolism. The New York Times reported, that on January 24, 1974, Murray Chotiner's automobile collided with a Government-owned truck driven by Charles Mickens. Murray Chotiner died of a blood clot a week later, January 30, 1974, while still hospitalized for the automobile accident. [NYT 1.31.74] Inducing an embolism is a favored method of murder by hospital employees.
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