Mon Apr 5, 2004 12:47


Whistleblower the White House wants to silence speaks to The Independent (April 2)
A former translator for the FBI with top-secret security clearance says she has provided information to the panel investigating the 11 September attacks which proves senior officials knew of al-Qa'ida's plans to attack the US with aircraft months before the strikes happened. She said the claim by the National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice, that there was no such information was "an outrageous lie". Sibel Edmonds said she spent more than three hours in a closed session with the commission's investigators providing information that was circulating within the FBI in the spring and summer of 2001 suggesting that an attack using aircraft was just months away and the terrorists were in place. The Bush administration, meanwhile, has sought to silence her and has obtained a gagging order from a court by citing the rarely used "state secrets privilege". She told The Independent yesterday: "I gave [the commission] details of specific investigation files, the specific dates, specific target information, specific managers in charge of the investigation. I gave them everything so that they could go back and follow up. This is not hearsay. These are things that are documented. These things can be established very easily." CLIP

Rice to testify in public as White House backs down (March 31, 2004)
The White House succumbed to intense pressure yesterday and said it would allow Condoleezza Rice, the National Security Adviser, to testify in public before the commission investigating the September 2001 attacks. President George Bush and his deputy, Dick Cheney, will also jointly appear in a closed-door session. Just a day after the Bush administration had staunchly defended its decision not to allow Ms Rice to appear, it said that she would testify as long as it would not seen to set a precedent. (...) One consultant to the White House said Karl Rove, a senior political adviser with his eye on November's presidential election, had decided the controversy was becoming politically damaging. Rather than having to deal with questions such as "Was there an intelligence failure?", he wanted to move the focus of the election campaign to "Which candidate is better on security?". The consultant told The New York Times: "If we're going to have a discussion about WMD and intelligence failures and Osama bin Laden, that's not an election George Bush wins. If it's about who keeps you safer, that's the ground we want to be on." (...) On Monday, both officials said they would ask Ms Rice to testify under oath in any future questioning because of discrepancies between her statements and those made in sworn testimony by President Bush's former counter-terrorism chief. "I would like to have her testimony under the penalty of perjury," said the commission's chairman, Thomas Kean, a former Republican governor of New Jersey. When Ms Rice appeared privately with several members of the commission in February she was not required to be under oath and officials said that no transcript of the four-hour conversation was kept.


Subject: 9/11 Commission Must Address These Easily Verifiable Facts from Major Media Sources
Date: 30 Mar 2004

9/11 - Ten Incredibly Revealing, Easily Verified Facts from Major Media
Here are ten incredibly important facts on 9/11 that you can quickly and easily verify from the informative website

The 9/11 Independent Commission has yet to address these issues in any substantive way. You can verify each statement by using the links provided to the original articles on major media websites. This message is sent with the hope of strengthening democracy and creating a brighter future for all of us.

America's top military leaders approved plans to commit acts of terrorism in US cities to trick the public into supporting a war against Cuba in the early 1960s.
ABC, 5/1/01
15 of the 9-11 hijackers should have been denied entry to the US for faulty visa documents.¬Found=true
Washington Post, 10/22/02
ABC, 10/23/02

Two top Republican senators say that if State Department personnel had merely followed the law, 9-11 would not have happened.
AP, 12/18/02

In Oct 2000, a drill was carried out based on a hijacked plane crashing into the Pentagon.
Military District of Washington, 11/3/00
Yet after 9-11, security officials repeatedly said they were shocked that terrorists hijacked airliners and crashed them into landmark buildings.
New York Times, 10/3/01

In the three months before 9-11, Russia, Germany, and Israel all warned the US of suicide plane hijackings against US targets.,2933,53065,00.html
Fox News, 5/17/02
Los Angeles Times, 9/20/01

On Sep 10, 2001 top Pentagon officials canceled travel plans for the next day, which was 9-11.
Newsweek, 9/24/01, fifth to the last paragraph

Recovery experts extracted data from 32 damaged WTC (World Trace Center) computer drives revealing a surge in financial transactions on 9-11. Illegal transfers of over $100 million may have been made through WTC computer systems immediately before and during the disaster.
Reuters, 12/18/01

Several of the 9-11 hijackers may have had training at US military installations, including lead hijacker Mohamed Atta.
Newsweek, 9/15/01,
Washington Post, 9/16/01
New York Times, 9/15/01

Bin Laden's family was taken under FBI supervision to a secret assembly point where they left the country on a private charter plane three days after the 9-11 attacks.
New York Times, 9/30/01
Big American bases set up in Afghanistan are almost identical to the projected route of the oil pipeline to go through the country.
Chicago Tribune, 3/18/02
Members of Congress said that the FBI, CIA, and Justice Department were not cooperating with the 9-11 inquiry. The president opposed an independent inquiry.
New York Times, 10/5/02,
CBS, 5/23/02

"Had I known that the enemy was going to use airplanes to kill on that fateful morning,
I would have done everything in my power to protect the American people."
- Lying Monkey Boy Bush, chimp off the old block

"No matter how cynical you get, it's almost impossible to keep up."
- Lily Tomlin


Coleen Rowley's Memo to FBI Director Robert Mueller

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