Were U.S. and Allied Intelligence Agents Acting As the Hijackers' Handlers?
Israeli intelligence agents tracked the hijackers' every movement prior to the attacks, lived right next door to some of the hijackers, and apparently sent agents to film the attack on the World Trade Centers (see also this).
Likewise, Saudi intelligence was "actively following" most of the September 11, 2001, plotters "with precision" prior to the attacks.
According to the Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 and former Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Bob Graham, a U.S. government informant was the landlord to two of the hijackers (and the White House refused to let the 9/11 inquiry interview him).
Were the U.S., Israeli and Saudi intelligence agents undertaking surveillance on the hijackers . . . or were they helping the hijackers and acting as their handlers?
This question should be considered given the following background:
Several of the hijackers may have trained at U.S. military bases
According to intelligence officials in India, Pakistan's military chief of intelligence wired $100,000 to the lead hijacker days before 9/11 (mentioned here in the Wall Street Journal). This is especially interesting because:
- That particular chief of intelligence was appointed to that position with the approval of the U.S.; and
- The intelligence chief had held "consultations" with his U.S. counterparts at the CIA and the Pentagon during the week prior to September 11.
A CIA memo written on October 2, 2002, concluded there is “incontrovertible evidence that there is support for these terrorists within the Saudi government” (page 169).
The former president of Italy said that U.S. and Israeli intelligence services were behind the 9/11 attack, and that that fact is widely known by the intelligence services of all of the western nations.
11 of the hijackers received visas to the U.S. through a consular office where, according to the former head of that office, the CIA routinely insisted that visas be granted to terrorists, even when their visa applications should have been rejected under standard operating procedure.
And, perhaps most important of all, the FBI knew that terrorists were taking flying lessons before 9/11 but killed any efforts to question them and then -- on 9/11 -- the U.S. military let the hijackers fly all over the place (including right over several military bases) for hours without so much as lifting a finger to stop them.