Tom Feeley
France Warned CIA of Hijack Plot in 2001
Tue Apr 17, 2007 21:21
 

 
France Warned CIA of Hijack Plot in 2001

By Angela Donald
Associated Press Writer

Nine months before al-Qaida slammed airliners into the World Trade Center, French intelligence suspected the terror network was plotting a hijacking - possibly involving a U.S. airline - and warned the CIA, former French intelligence officials said Monday.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17548.htm

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September 11, 2001: The French Knew Much About It

By Guillaume Dasquié
Le Monde -Monday 16 April 2007

It's an impressive mass of documents. From a distance, one would imagine a doctoral thesis. On closer inspection: nothing of the kind. Red stamps "Confidential-Defense" and "Strictly National Usage" on every page. At the top on the left, a royal blue logo: that of the DGSE, Direction générale des services extérieurs [General Directorate for Foreign Services], the French secret services. In total, 328 classified pages.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17551.htm

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Dare To Look Back

By Sheila Samples

On Dec. 9, 2000 -- three days before the Florida deadline -- the US Republic shuddered on its axis when Bolton crashed through the doors of a Tallahassee library where Miami-Dade ballots were being recounted and shouted triumphantly -- "I'm with the Bush-Cheney team, and I'm here to stop the count!"
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17550.htm

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At least 46 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on;

The bodies of 11 people were found shot in different districts of Baghdad, police said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L17429156.htm

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Seven U.S. occupation force members killed in Iraq attacks:

The attacks occurred in Baghdad, Fallujah and Anbar Province
http://snipurl.com/1gxq0

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Iraqi politican says insurgents must unite:

Insurgent groups in Iraq should unite, agree a programme and be ready to reap the political rewards for inflicting heavy losses on U.S. troops, an Iraqi Sunni politician said on Tuesday.
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=L17522103

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Iraqi refugee children trapped in poverty and fear :

More than two million Iraqi refugees are trapped in a cycle of poverty and fear. More than half a million of these are school-age children, many with no access to education or psychological support, according to research by World Vision.
http://www.cnw.ca/fr/releases/archive/April2007/16/c5350.html

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Jordan begs world to shoulder Iraq refugee burden:

Jordan on Tuesday begged the international community to help it shoulder the burden of 750,000 Iraqi refugees who have fled there.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L17589653.htm

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Iraq's neighbours blocking refugees -- rights group:

Iraq's neighbours are making it harder and harder for Iraqis to flee across the border to escape violence, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L17634333.htm

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$400 Billion for war:

US announces USD 100 million :

US Under-Secretary of State Paaula Dobriansky announced today that her government expects in 2007 to provide USD 100 million in humanitarian assistance for Iraqis, both inside and outside Iraq. The US will also contribute USD 18 million to the United Nations High Commissioner (UNHCR) emergency appeal for Iraqi displacement.
http://snipurl.com/1gxq4

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War is a racket:

Contractor says was told to hire Wolfowitz friend:

The Pentagon ordered a U.S. contractor to hire a World Bank employee and girlfriend of then-Pentagon No. 2 Paul Wolfowitz in 2003 for work related to Iraq, the contractor said on Tuesday.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N17419856.htm

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Clash of civilizations?: 2 Minute Video:

Talk is rising of a 'clash of civilizations'. But the problem isn't culture, it's politics - from 9/11 to Guantanamo, Iraq to Iran. This clash is not inevitable, and we don't want it.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17544.htm

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Cindy Sheehan - They Can't Kill Love: Video:

Cindy Sheehan calls for nonviolent revolution, encourages activists and shares her emotions about the senseless killings of Iraqis and US soldiers due to this war. This is a must watch question and answer session
http://www.traprockpeace.org/traprock_video/

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Five killed in roadside bombing in occupied Afghanistan:

A roadside bomb hit a Afghanistan's main city on Tuesday, killing four Nepalese guards and an Afghan driver, official said.
http://snipurl.com/1gxq8

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UN workers killed in Afghan blast :

Five United Nations staff have been killed when their convoy was attacked in southern Afghanistan.
http://snipurl.com/1gxqb

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Blast outside school kills 3 children, wounds 4 others in western Afghanistan:

The blast occurred at a school which shares a compound with a military base in the city of Herat, said Noor Khan Nekzad, a spokesman for provincial police chief.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/04/17/asia/AS-GEN-Afghan-School-Blast.php

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Heavy fighting erupts northeast of Afghan capital:

Heavy fighting erupted to the northeast of the Afghan capital on Tuesday when Taliban fighters attacked police posts and a district government headquarters, a provincial governor said.
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=ISL252983

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The US has returned fundamentalism to Afghanistan:

The following is a transcript of the speech given by Malalai Joya, member of the Afghan Parliament, given at the University of Los Angeles
http://canadiandimension.com/articles/2007/04/16/1050/

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Afghanistan in a downward spiral:

In addition to long-lasting problems such as military conflict, narcotics and warlordism, the Afghan government is increasingly facing new dilemmas which emanate from people's dire social and economic conditions
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/ID18Df02.html

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War pimp alert:

Iranian Made Weapons Intercepted In Afghanistan, Says Top US General :

US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Peter Pace said on Tuesday that the US military has intercepted Iranian-made mortars and C-4 explosives intended for Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province reported AP.
http://snipurl.com/1gxqk

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Bushehr NPP commissioning to be postponed:

The commissioning of the Bushehr nuclear power plant will be postponed, but Iran and Russia have partly resolved the payment crisis, the secretary of Russia's Security Council said Tuesday.
http://en.rian.ru/world/20070417/63821773.html

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Iran needs four years to complete fuel cycle:nuclear chief:

Chief of Iran's atomic agency Gholam-Reza Aqazadeh said Tuesday that Iran would still need four years to complete its own nuclear fuel cycle.
http://snipurl.com/1gxqm

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President: Iranian nation demands full access to nuclear energy:

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that the world community should be aware that the Iranian nation will continue its efforts to uphold its legal right to access nuclear energy.
http://www2.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-234/0704172411191229.htm

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Russia warns Israel against Syria war :

Ivanov, responding to Israeli National Security Council Head Ilan Mizrahi's claim that Russia was supplying Syria with modern weapons and missiles, said Russia was supplying both Iran and Syria with defensive weapon systems only.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=6215§ionid=3510206

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Israeli occupation troops assassinate Palestinian :

Undercover Israeli troops have killed a senior member of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades near Jenin in the northern West Bank, according to a Palestinian security source.
http://snipurl.com/1gxqq

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Robert Novak: U.S. not interested in Hamas peace calls:

On April 7, ending a seven-day visit to Israel, I finally got an interview I had sought for a year. I sat down in a Palestinian National Authority office in Ramallah with a leader of Hamas
http://snipurl.com/1gxqt

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US-Israel ties bad for peace: Soros :

"The pro-Israel lobby has been remarkably successful in suppressing criticism," wrote Soros. Politicians challenge it at their peril and dissenters risk personal vilification, he said.
http://snipurl.com/1gxqu

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Judge rejects government plan for secret evidence at Israeli spy trial:

A federal judge on Monday rejected prosecutors' request to close portions of an upcoming trial for two former pro-Israel lobbyists accused of violating the Espionage Act.
http://snipurl.com/1gxqv

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In case you missed it:

Secret Briefing by Zinni Seen as Key In Aipac / Israeli Spy Trial :

New details are emerging about a secret 2003 briefing that could play a key role in the defense of two pro-Israel advocates charged with passing classified information.
http://snipurl.com/1gxqy

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Report: Egyptian passed intel to Mossad:

According to reports, Sabar was in contact with two Israeli agents. One held Irish citizenship, while the second was a Japanese citizen. Both have been charged in absentia.
http://snipurl.com/1gxr2

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Father of Guantanamo suspect alleges torture by interrogators:

The father of a Pakistani terrorism suspect at the Guantanamo Bay military prison alleges his son was beaten by U.S. interrogators while held in Pakistan, according to an affidavit released Monday. The CIA denied the prisoner was abused.
http://snipurl.com/1gxr4

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Swiss journalists acquitted in case of leaked secret CIA prisons fax:

Three journalists were acquitted Tuesday of breaking Swiss military secrecy laws by publishing classified intelligence material about alleged secret CIA prisons in Europe.
http://snipurl.com/1gxr9

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France warned CIA of hijack plot in 2001: -

Nine months before al-Qaida slammed airliners into the World Trade Center, French intelligence suspected the terror network was plotting a hijacking - possibly involving a U.S. airline - and warned the CIA, former French intelligence officials said Monday.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070416/ap_on_re_eu/france911

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Many child HIV deaths preventable :

The report found that 380,000 children died of Aids-related causes last year, mainly infections that could have been prevented.
http://snipurl.com/1gxre

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New threat to skilled U.S. workers:

The master plan, it seems, is to move perhaps 40 million high-skill American jobs to other countries. U.S. workers have not been consulted.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2003668844_harrop17.html

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Dollar's Weakness Hits New Benchmarks:

British Pound Breaks Through $2 for First Time in Nearly 15 Years
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070417/britain_pound.html?.v=14


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Peace & Joy
Tom Feeley

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