Saturday, October 14, 2006

The information that Zelikow omitted and buried

* Paul Sperry:
"The information that Zelikow omitted and buried (from 911comm report) would have otherwise indicted his friend (Condi) as one of the most incompetent national security advisers to ever serve in the White House. Rice not only missed the gravest threat to U.S. national security, but arrogantly brushed off warnings about it and failed to take action that could have disrupted the plot. Her negligence should have come through loud and clear in the 9/11 report, but it didn't. The American people were deceived.

If Rice had a powerful friend inside the 9/11 Commission, do you think she could count on him painting her in the best possible light? What if she promised him a high-level job in the administration after his stint with the commission was completed?

Zelikow now works as a senior policy adviser to Rice at the State Department."


noise said...

"Of course we knew that there were grave threats that were being -- that were in the intelligence during that period of time," Rice continued. "We were actively working with the FAA, working with other domestic agencies." (1)

As a result, two days later (August 25), no flags were raised when Almihdhar booked a reservation in his real name over the American Airlines web site for his 9/11 flight. [Washington Post, 9/16/01] On August 27, two days after that, Alhazmi purchased two airline tickets with his credit card, also using his real name.[Newsweek, 6/2/02, MSNBC, 12/11/01] An official later stated, “Had we had information that those two individuals presented a threat to aviation or posed a great danger, we would have put them on the list and they should have been picked up in the reservation process.” [Washington Post, 10/2/02] (2)

It sure looks like Tenet and Rice are world class LIARS. Tenet says he was freaked out...yet not to the extent that he picked up a F**KING phone to notify the FAA or the airlines that known Al Qaeda operatives may attempt to buy airline tickets. Rice says they worked with the FAA. Working with the FAA doesn't include sharing names of Al Qaeda operatives?

lukery said...

they sure are liars.

i'm not sure why those names didn't get picked up - but didnt the FAA get something like FIFTY warnings?

noise said...

On August 23, 2001, perhaps goaded by the Mossad warning given on the same day, the CIA sent out what Newsweek later called an “all-points bulletin” to the State Department, Customs, INS and FBI, instructing them to put Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid Almihdhar on the terrorist watch list “due to their confirmed links to Egyptian Islamic Jihad operatives and suspicious activities while traveling in East Asia.” [Newsweek, 6/2/02, Congressional Intelligence Committee, 9/20/02] If the Mossad warning is true, it is very curious that Atta and Alshehhi’s names were not also added to the watch list at the same time, especially given media reports that Atta was already under surveillance in Germany in early 2001. [Observer, 9/30/01, Berliner Zeitung, 9/24/01]

Strangely, the FAA and the airlines were not notified about anyone at this time, even though procedures were in place for law enforcement agencies to share watch list information with the airlines and airports and despite the fact that such sharing was commonplace.[Los Angeles Times, 9/20/01]

The names didn't get picked up because evidently neither the CIA or the FBI notified the FAA and the airlines.

If such sharing was commonplace, that rules out incompetence.

lukery said...

thnx Noise.

these fukkers.