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NYT vs. TERROR LEAKS

The New York Times publishes the name and the new job of the FBI agent who was after Osama Bin Laden, along with details from his FBI personnel file, and a week into taking his new job he is murdered, by Osama Bin Laden.

Before John O’Neill began working at the World Trade Center as the new head of security, he was the head of the FBI unit who was after Bin Laden. O’Neill was the first person to mention Bin Laden’s name in the White House, and helped set up the special unit that was assigned to get him, the unit that was recently dissolved.

O’Neill’s departure from the FBI was not on his terms, but rather messy, as detailed in a New York Times article written by two reporters that quoted from his personal FBI file, including facts about the theft of O’Neill’s briefcase with a highly classified counter-terrorism report. The briefcase theft occurred at a conference of FBI officials at a Florida hotel. It didn’t help much that the briefcase was found by local police at a nearby hotel, with the papers intact, and only O’Neill’s cigar clip missing.

It was a major breech in security, one probably instigated by fellow FBI agents who wanted O’Neill gone. While O’Neill got a substantial increase in salary, he didn’t really want to leave the FBI, at least before nailing Bin Laden, who at that time, few people had ever heard of.

But if Bin Laden read the New York Times, as he is suspected in doing in the more recent leaks investigations, then he knew that his official opposite number and determined nemesis was leaving the FBI and beginning a new job at the World Trade Center in early September, 2001.

While the September 11th Commission determined that the final date for the attack was set by the hijackers in the United States, that John O’Neill was murdered by Osama Bin Laden is an irony that has not gone unnoticed.

That Bin Laden could have waited until O’Neil was at his post is unlikely, however, it was then and is still now a crime to release or publish the identity of an American intelligence agent, which the NYT’s did, from information leaked by officials high in the administration of the FBI, the agency responsible for anti-terrorist operations.

Those FBI agents and officials responsible for the theft of John O’Neill’s briefcase and the public release of his FBI personal file should be investigated, identified and prosecuted for the theft, the leak and complicity in the murder of John O’Neill.

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John O'Neill plays a major role in Lawrence Wright's book The Looming Tower, and played by Harve Keitel, in ABC's controversial mini-series.

According to the official ABC website, their story begins with the first bombing of the WTC and the capture, engineered by John O'Neill, of Ramzi Yousef.

The show also emphasizes the failure of the Clinton administration to kill or capture OBL when they had the opportunity, which I don't know is true.

Certainly the show dubed "History Project" shouldn't make up scenes and dialog, but like JFK, it apparently does.

The ABC web site summary says: "O'Neill, his (FBI) career stalled by an incident where he lost his laptop, and tired of bureauracy, retires from the FBI in August and takes over security at the World Trade Center, Massoud assassinated...."

Actually O'Neill's briefcase with a top secret document detailing the New York's international cases against terrorist was not "lost" but stolen from a Tampa hotel conference room full of FBI officers, but the FBI's criminal investigation of the incident wasn't into who in the room actually stole the briefcase, but whether O'Neill was criminally negligent in having the top secret document with him.

Then someone with access to O'Neill's personell FBI file leaked it to the New York Times, who posted details of the theft, and the fact that O'Neill was taking a job at the WTC, thus providing his nemesis and murderer with vital information necessary to kill him.

If the ABC program switches the briefcase to a laptop and has O'Neill accidently lose it rather than having it stolen by a co-worker, then the program is most definately bending the truth to full fill an agenda that's other than the truth.

Those FBI officials who stole O'Neill's briefcase in Tampa, covered up that crime and leaked his file to the NYT, are as resonsible for the deaths of 911 as much as OBL.

The NYT reporters should also be indicted for leaking national security information that led to the death of an agent, a crime.

Of course, having previously seen their coverage of the JFK Assassination and Peter Jenning's Last Hurray - ABC special on the JFK Assassination, we shouldn't be surprised by this 911 "docu-drama."

There's enough drama in the subject already, without having to dramatize it with imagined conversations, composite characters and invented scenes.

BK

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John O'Neill plays a major role in Lawrence Wright's book The Looming Tower, and played by Harve Keitel, in ABC's controversial mini-series.

According to the official ABC website, their story begins with the first bombing of the WTC and the capture, engineered by John O'Neill, of Ramzi Yousef.

The show also emphasizes the failure of the Clinton administration to kill or capture OBL when they had the opportunity, which I don't know is true.

Certainly the show dubed "History Project" shouldn't make up scenes and dialog, but like JFK, it apparently does.

The ABC web site summary says: "O'Neill, his (FBI) career stalled by an incident where he lost his laptop, and tired of bureauracy, retires from the FBI in August and takes over security at the World Trade Center, Massoud assassinated...."

Actually O'Neill's briefcase with a top secret document detailing the New York's international cases against terrorist was not "lost" but stolen from a Tampa hotel conference room full of FBI officers, but the FBI's criminal investigation of the incident wasn't into who in the room actually stole the briefcase, but whether O'Neill was criminally negligent in having the top secret document with him.

Then someone with access to O'Neill's personell FBI file leaked it to the New York Times, who posted details of the theft, and the fact that O'Neill was taking a job at the WTC, thus providing his nemesis and murderer with vital information necessary to kill him.

If the ABC program switches the briefcase to a laptop and has O'Neill accidently lose it rather than having it stolen by a co-worker, then the program is most definately bending the truth to full fill an agenda that's other than the truth.

Those FBI officials who stole O'Neill's briefcase in Tampa, covered up that crime and leaked his file to the NYT, are as resonsible for the deaths of 911 as much as OBL.

The NYT reporters should also be indicted for leaking national security information that led to the death of an agent, a crime.

Of course, having previously seen their coverage of the JFK Assassination and Peter Jenning's Last Hurray - ABC special on the JFK Assassination, we shouldn't be surprised by this 911 "docu-drama."

There's enough drama in the subject already, without having to dramatize it with imagined conversations, composite characters and invented scenes.

BK

The 9-11 Docu-Drama is an insult to anyone who can think and reason. "The American Media Conundrum - One Big Covert Operation?" Watch CNN or Nancy Grace and its just appalling, literally hours of the same old drivel, repeated over and over; why don't they just pass out the LSD it's quicker.

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Okay,

I viewed most of the ABC TV series The Path to 9/11, and it isn't by ABC News and is clearly labeled drama with all the trapings.

On the whole, it was pretty good, moves quickly and seems accurate.

Harvey K. is pretty good as John O'Neill and so far they've focused on his job, rather than his private life, which seems to be more appealing to those looking for ratings and readers.

It didn't get to the briefcase/laptop theft yet.

I don't understand what all the hoopla is all about.

Did anybody else see this show?

BK

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