Snoop Chief: Mohamed Atta Took Us by Surprise

Snoop Chief: Mohamed Atta Took Us by Surprise

Kurt Nimmo
Truth News
January 17, 2008

“The US Director of National Intelligence asserts that the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, were caused by weak domestic wiretapping laws,” David Edwards and Mike Sheehan write for Raw Story. “Vice Admiral Mike McConnell, former head of the National Security Agency who was appointed DNI in 2007 by President Bush, spoke today to a group of students in St. Mary’s City, Missouri, about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a federal statute that outlines procedures for electronic surveillance by the US intelligence community.”

According to McConnell, “alleged 9/11 conspirator Mohamed Atta” was able to pull of his dastardly deed because he was “invisible to your intelligence” after he entered the United States. “He’s now a US person,” said McConnell, with all the rights and privileges of ordinary American citizens.

Inside the US, McConnell continued, Atta would be “invisible to your intelligence community. As long he doesn’t break the law, law enforcement can’t conduct surveillance, [because] they don’t have probable cause.”

Terror network al-Qaeda understood that, McConnell then said, “and that’s why 9/11 happened, in my view.”

Sure, and big fat chartreuse raspberries grow on the dark side of the Moon.

In fact, the NSA has snooped the American public at large for decades now. Mr. McConnell needs to find a computer and do a Google search of the word SHAMROCK. It was a massive snoop program predating the NSA, created by Truman in 1952. SHAMROCK snooped all telegraph data entering and leaving the country. It was done with the help of RCA Global, ITT World Communications, and Western Union International.

And then there is ECHELON, the snoop system that captures and analyzes virtually every phone call, fax, email and telex message sent anywhere in the world. It was first reported in 1988 and was investigated by a committee of the European Parliament.

Of course, this snoop technology was only used on guys in distant and remote caves. Once they entered the United States, they were protected by the Constitution.

And angels dance on the head of a pin.

Either Mr. McConnell is an idiot or an accomplished liar. Suffice it to say idiots are not appointed to oversee the CIA, NSA, DIA, FBI, NRO, etc. ad nauseam, a virtual alphabet soup of “intelligence” agencies.

Mohamed Atta attended the International Officers School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, a fact reported by the Washington Post, Newsweek, and Knight Ridder newspapers, although of course this uncomfortable bit of information was soon enough relegated to the memory hole. Supposed hijacker Abdulaziz Alomari attended the Aerospace Medical School at Brooks Air Force base in Texas, and Saeed Alghamdi attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterrey, California.

And then there was Able Danger. “Now, almost exactly four years after 9/11, the facts appear to have been turned upside down,” Dr. Daniele Ganser wrote for ISN Security Watch in August, 2005. “We now learn that Atta was also connected to a top secret operation of the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in the US. According to Army reserve Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony Shaffer, a top secret Pentagon project code-named Able Danger had identified Atta and three other 9/11 hijackers as members of an al-Qaida cell more than a year before the attacks.” In fact, so central was Atta to Able Danger, his picture graced a chart at SOCOM headquarters.

According to the German newspaper Die Zeit, Mohamed Atta and his U.S. military base trained accomplices were followed around by the Mossad’s “Israeli art students” and the CIA. Ramzi Binalshibh “led the CIA to Atta, who was then followed to the States,” writes Jack Riddler. “Did the surveillance of Atta continue once he was in the States? Technically, the CIA would have been required to cease the surveillance and pass the information on to the FBI, since the law before Sept. 11 banned CIA domestic operations. Of course, that law has most often been honored in the breach.”

In other words, Mike McConnell takes you for an idiot. As head honcho of the snoop and subversion infrastructure, McConnell knows all about Mohamed Atta and his fellow intel operatives. He’s playing you for a fool.

But then many of us are fools, or at least witless chumps, too distracted to be bothered. After all, there is no need for such information, not when we can become insta-voyeurs, watching Britney Spears shopping for a pregnancy test at a California Rite Aid store.

It is of little concern guys like McConnell are sharpening their knives and preparing to deal a death blow to the Constitution.

U.S. Military Intelligence Identified Atta Before 9/11

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 2006, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve, former Chief of the Army’s Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts, stated: “[B]asic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11 terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in advance of the attacks."

“After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the 9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a ‘preconceived’ conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11 Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent, groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were ‘urban legend’.”

Supporting Col. Shaffer’s statement, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S. Navy, currently Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf and former head of the Able Danger data mining program, stated in 2005: “I will not discuss this outside of my chain of command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in January/February 2000.” Capt. Phillpott is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, who during his 23 years of Navy service has been awarded the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.

See article: Twenty-five U.S. Military Officers Challenge Official Account of 9/11

Alan Miller

From what I've learned, our alphabet soup of intelligence

agencies routinely surveilled/wire-tapped citizens & non-citizens alike for decades without any warrants, or with rubber-stamped warrants. (They might only face difficulty if trying to use this wire-tapped data directly to convict someone in court, as that data may be "thrown out" by the judge.)

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Patsy Plan

I still have yet to understand how people can on one hand look to the US GOv. intelegence aparatus for answers...and at the same time agree that the same organization was invovled in the 911Attacks.

The attack was not planned by Muslims. The fate of the Muslims before 911 has no bearing on the real truth because these men were either A. not on the planes or B. patsies tricked into being part of an elaborate plot to demolish the world trade centers.

The US Government IS a terrorist organization that has covered up this lie from the American people so that it can continue waging a war against 1.5 billion muslims world wide.

The extoidinary amount of evidence showing that the inteligence agencies KNEW these men were in the country is enough to make even the most skeptical question the 'official account' of 911. These men were given free rain, allowed to stay with FBI informants, allowed to be surveled before they entered the country by the CIA...etc...etc..

All indications are that these 'hijackers' were patsies. Unless someone can show how the 19 Evil Arabs wired WTC 7 with explosives....

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