The Telegraph and Wikileaks: FBI hunts the 9/11 gang that got away

WikiLeaks: FBI hunts the 9/11 gang that got away


The FBI has launched a manhunt for a previously unknown team of men suspected to be part of the 9/11 attacks, the Daily Telegraph can disclose.

8:55PM GMT 01 Feb 2011

Secret documents reveal that the three Qatari men conducted surveillance on the targets, provided “support” to the plotters and had tickets for a flight to Washington on the eve of the atrocities.

The suspected terrorists flew from London to New York on a British Airways flight three weeks before the attacks.

They allegedly carried out surveillance at the World Trade Centre, the White House and in Virginia, the US state where the Pentagon and CIA headquarters are located.

Ten days later they flew to Los Angeles, where they stationed themselves in a hotel near the airport which the FBI has now established was paid for by a “convicted terrorist”, who also paid for their airline tickets.

Hotel staff have told investigators they saw pilot uniforms in their room along with computer print outs detailing pilot names, flight numbers and times and packages addressed to Syria, Afghanistan, Jerusalem and Jordan.

On September 10 they were booked on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Washington, but failed to board. The following day the same Boeing 757 aircraft was hijacked by five terrorists and crashed into the Pentagon.

But, instead of boarding the American flight, the Qatari suspects – named as Meshal Alhajri, Fahad Abdulla and Ali Alfehaid - flew back to London on a British Airways flight before returning to Qatar. Their current location is unknown.

Investigators are also hunting a fourth man, Mohamed Al Mansoori, who they say supported the alleged terrorist cell while they were in the US.

The man, who is from the United Arab Emirates, previously lived in Long Beach, Los Angeles. His current location is also unknown, and US officials recommended that he is put on an international terror watch list because he “may pose a threat to aviation in the US and abroad”.

The details of the secret 9/11 team have emerged in a secret American government document obtained by the Wikileaks website and passed to The Daily Telegraph. It was sent between the American Embassy in Doha and the Department for Homeland Security in Washington.

The document, sent on 11th February 2010, states: “Mr Al Mansoori is currently under investigation by the FBI for his possible involvement in the 11 September 2001 attacks. He is suspected of aiding people who entered the US before the attacks to conduct surveillance of possible targets and providing other support to the hijackers.”

Details of the unknown 9/11 alleged plotters has never previously been disclosed. An official inquiry into the 9/11 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people, indicated that the hijackers may have received assistance in Los Angeles but investigators did not publicly provide more details.

The 9/11 Commission report, published in July 2004, states that at least two of the hijackers previously visited Los Angeles but, at the time, investigators appeared to have little information on their movements. The report states they had a "brief stay in Los Angeles about which we know little".

Only one person – Zacarias Moussaoui - has been tried and convicted over involvement in the 9/11 attacks as all the terrorists died in the crashed planes. Moussaoui, accused of being the twentieth hijacker, was sentenced to life in prison.

The secret American document contains detailed information about the movements of the three alleged Qatari plotters.

They took BA flight 185 from London to New York on 15th August, 2001, and the memo alleges that they subsequently conducted “surveillance” on potential targets ahead of the 9/11 attacks. It states: “They visited the World Trade Centre, the Statue of Liberty, the White House and various areas in Virginia.”

They then flew on an American Airlines flight from Washington to Los Angeles, arriving on 24th August and checking into a single room at a hotel near the airport. They paid for the room with cash and during the last few days of their stay requested that their room should not be cleaned.

The cable states: “Hotel cleaning staff grew suspicious of the men because they noticed pilot type uniforms, several laptops and several cardboard boxes addressed to Syria, Jerusalem, Afghanistan and Jordan in the room on previous cleaning visits.

“The men had a smashed cellular phone in the room and a cellular phone attached by wire to a computer. The room also contained pin feed computer paper print outs with headers listing pilot names, airlines, flight numbers, and flight times.”

While in the US, they were aided by Mohamed Ali Mohamed Al Mansoori. The secret document also states that the three Qatari men spent a week travelling with Mr Al Mansoori to “different destinations in California”.

The Qatari men were scheduled to board American Airlines Flight 144 on September 10th from Los Angeles to Washington but did not turn up.

They instead boarded a British Airways flight to London, before flying back to Doha on another BA flight.

The following day the same American Airlines aircraft, flying on route AA77, was hijacked as it returned from Washington and crashed into the Pentagon, killing 184 people.

It is not known whether the FBI believe that the men were simply assisting the hijackers or were a fifth cell who pulled out at the final moment. Alternatively, they may have been planning an attack on the West Coast of America or even London which was abandoned or went wrong.

Mr Al Mansoori has never been publicly named in connection with the 9/11 attacks. The three Qatari men were included on an FBI list of more than 300 people who were wanted for questioning in connection with the 9/11 attacks, which was leaked in 2002.

At the time, the FBI stressed it was not a list of suspects, but merely parties they thought might have information useful to the investigation.

The US embassy cable obtained by the Daily Telegraph was written by Mirembe Nantongo, the deputy chief of mission in Doha. It was marked “priority” and sent to the office of Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the CIA.

Mr Al Mansoori’s visa was revoked after the information about him came to light, but “his name was not watchlisted in the class system”, suggesting he may have managed to leave America.

A spokesman for the FBI declined to comment.

Another Media Outlet/Paper covers it too:

Interesting Comments here:

My view

My view -- and likely widely shared -- is that these 'revelations', while they 'may' be true, ignore the key point: the demolition of the towers and the absence of military response on 9/11. The interest it seems to serve is obfuscation.

Looks to me as obfuscation, coherent with WikiLeak’s scotoma

of evidence of the 9/11 inside job!

About the Pentagon : it is mind boggling to see how the unidentified object homed in on one of the most difficult to hit targets : the Office of Naval Intelligence where civilian comptrollers were tracking where the 2.3 Trillion of the Pentagon Rumsfeld reported on Sept 10th 2001 had gone missing, and also that also housed some of the very few who had inside knowledge on the “Black Eagle Trust”. See a little comment I made 7 weeks ago on this :

Remember also that the same secretive British firm AMEC renovated the Pentagon façade, did some strange wiring in the WTC 7, and then got lucrative contracts to clean it all up when it mysteriously fell down .

WikiLeaks has a knack of not catching the scent of what really stinks !



They forgot to mention that 911 was an inside job. And where is the Pentagon plane?

The Pentagon

The most remarkable thing about the Pentagon is that it WAS hit more than 30 minutes after EVERYONE knew we were under a coordinated attack.
We are lacking MUCH evidence (Minetta) and BEST evidence (video) of what occurred at the Pentagon. We need to address only what we know for certain, and wait for a real inquiry with subpoena power to clear up the rest.

Without intending to be overly dramatic, under other circumstances members of the military would have been taken out and shot for such dereliction of duty.

first day at blogger?

There have been alot of pentagon articles which cover your question in detail.

imagine we have 100 757s and a lot of

reinforced pentagon walls to fly them into

at differing speeds going from 10 mph, 20 mph , 30 mph,....all the way up to 980mph, 990 mph, 1000 mph or whatever the top possible speed is

the point is,

at 10 mph, perhaps taxiing and crashing, the number of pieces is 1 i would imagine
how many pieces would there be as the speed is increased?- more of course

the higher the speed the more pieces and of course smaller and smaller apart from the tougher parts

bearing in mind that most crashes of aircraft are not at top possible speed into a reinforced barrier, we might naively expect to see large pieces

the answer to your question massudo is that the plane is in many many pieces and some are identifiable in photos by the light green primer paint on them

many many pieces, as one would expect if one was familiar with the effect of an extremely high speed crash of an airplane into a strong barrier

now looking at the pictures below, how many pieces and how big would you expect that the very fast plane breaks into as it hits the strong barrier -

1 definitely not
2 nope
3 nonono

100? getting closer

now how big are the pieces?

size of the fuselage?
no, smaller

size of a wing ?
probably not, smaller,....

etc etc

bearing in mind that in the pics you see little pieces exploding outwards and remembering that witnesses in the vicinity of the pentagon, outside the private military land area even, saw little tiny pieces rain down near them, rethink, please what you are implying when you say where is the plane- smashed to smithereens massudo !!!

what did papa tomato say to baby tomato who was falling behind as they walked down the street- he squashed him and said


(fox force five joke from pulp fiction- "promise i wont laugh")

in brief

pic 1: plane
pic 2: half a plane + moving debris
pic 3: no plane only moving debris/ possible flyover/missile/bomb

That's immature. If the plane

That's immature.

If the plane was broken into thousands of pieces, the wall would have as well.
Reinforced wall vs 6-ton titanium engines... wall wins? That's immature thinking.
So obviously we don't know yet what happened. I'd like to see the evidence we haven't seen.

Comparisons without real data aren't that helpful.
I don't like my position (that it was a missile) but a plane broken into a thousand pieces..
- would have broken the wall into a thousand pieces, it didn't
- wouldn't have had the mass to penetrate the rings in that fashion.
- the explosive flash is puzzling

We don't have the data yet to reach conclusions.

Rings misnomer ?

someone mod or other experienced researcher pls correct me if im wrong but im under the impression that:

aside for the engines the harder parts of the plane are the lower 50% of the cargo/passenger cylinder
that hit the pentagon low

the pentagon rings are only relevant higher up

lower down they dont exist

i understand that the base is open plan like when you knock out a wall thats between your kitchen and living room

open plan- so one reinforced exterior wall for the debris to punch a hole through and not much else until the next wall at the end of the open plan section

WARNING: Pentagon controversy is off-topic in this thread

additional posts on this subject will be removed.

9/11 WAS Investigated

move on.

Actually, this might lead some naive gullibles to question the white-wash.

Wikileaks Bombshell Points To 9/11 Stand Down

Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Able Danger program confirmed hijackers were identified before attack, CIA allowed them to enter America

Newly released Wikileaks documents concerning the activities of three Qatari men who conducted surveillance of the World Trade Center and boarded flights on the eve of the 9/11 attacks adds to the plethora of evidence that at the very least US authorities were aware of the plot and deliberately stood down.

“The FBI has launched a manhunt for a previously unknown team of men suspected to be part of the 9/11 attacks,” reports the Daily Telegraph.
Secret documents reveal that the three Qatari men conducted surveillance on the targets, provided “support” to the plotters and had tickets for a flight to Washington on the eve of the atrocities.
Ten days later they flew to Los Angeles, where they stationed themselves in a hotel near the airport which the FBI has now established was paid for by a “convicted terrorist”, who also paid for their airline tickets.

Hotel staff have told investigators they saw pilot uniforms in their room along with computer print outs detailing pilot names, flight numbers and times and packages addressed to Syria, Afghanistan, Jerusalem and Jordan.
The revelation that these men may have been involved in the pre-planning for 9/11 again highlights the fact that the plot was known ahead of time. Whether they were double agents laying a trail for the attack to be later blamed on Muslim patsies or they were genuinely part of the plot is immaterial, the fact that their behavior, amidst a myriad of other obvious indications that an attack was imminent, was not acted upon by US authorities, provides yet more evidence of a stand down.

The US Special Operations Command’s Able Danger program identified the hijackers and their accomplices long before 9/11, but when the head of the program, Colonel Anthony Shaffer, tried to pass the information on to the 9/11 Commission, he was gagged and slandered and the vital information his team had passed on was ignored and buried.

Curt Weldon, Former U.S. Republican Congressman and senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, documented how the US government tracked the hijackers’ movements before 9/11.
Louai al-Sakka, the man who trained six of the hijackers, was a CIA informant. A number of the other alleged hijackers were trained at US air bases. In the months prior to 9/11, alleged hijackers Khalid Almidhar and Nawaf Alhazmi were renting rooms in a house owned and lived in by an FBI informant.

In a 2002 article entitled The Hijackers We Let Escape, Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman documented how, “The CIA tracked two suspected terrorists to a Qaeda summit in Malaysia in January 2000, then looked on as they re-entered America and began preparations for September 11.”

The fact that there were numerous Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists involved in the pre-planning stages of 9/11 is unsurprising given former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds’ testimony that Bin Laden was working for the US right up until the day of 9/11.

On the very morning of 9/11, the money man behind the alleged hijackers, Pakistan’s ISI Chief Mahmoud Ahmad, was meeting with U.S. government and intelligence officials.
Indeed, even after 9/11, the so-called spiritual leader of the very hijackers who allegedly slammed Flight 77 into the Pentagon, Anwar al-Awlaki, was himself invited to dine with Pentagon top brass mere months after the attack.

Al-Awlaki was later involved in directing the underwear bomber, who was allowed to board the plane by order of the US State Department aided by a well-dressed man who got Abdulmutallab on the airliner despite the fact that he was on a terror watch list and had no passport. Eyewitness and Delta 253 passenger Kurt Haskell subsequently blew the whistle to state that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was given the bomb by the US government to create a pretext for the implementation of naked body scanners and boost the TSA’s budget.

While there has been plenty of focus on possible connections between other Muslim terror suspects and the alleged 9/11 hijackers, little has been said about the role of the infamous “dancing Israelis” who brazenly displayed their foreknowledge of the plot after they were witnessed setting up camera equipment pointed at the World Trade Center before the attack unfolded.
When the planes slammed into the towers, the men were seen dancing, cheering and congratulating each other.

The details of these new Wikileaks documents only serve to confirm that there were numerous drills and preparatory actions taking place immediately prior to 9/11 indicating that an attack was imminent. What the Telegraph and the rest of the establishment media will refuse to mention in any of these reports is the confirmed fact that through Able Danger and other intelligence operations, these events were being closely tracked by US authorities.

Add to this the complete reversal of standard operating procedure on the day of 9/11 in relation to NORAD’s failure to intercept any of the hijacked airliners, and the evidence for a government and military stand down which at the very least allowed the attack to take place is abundant.

Another Article...

Latest Round of Wikileaks Docs Hype Manufactured Terror ~ by Kurt Nimmo
"It is now obvious Wikileaks is an intelligence operation and its frontman Julian Assange is a useful idiot."

the dancing israelis

could just be a honeypot designed as part of the undeniably well crafted psyop known as 9/11 to lead us to gift a strawman to our detractors as then people might use claims of antisemitism to dismiss us

Agreed Douglas

This has been my suspicion for a long time, mainly based of off how ridiculous we sound when we utter the phrase "dancing israelis." It is hard for this not to be tied into the Z people did it BS. Though it appears the story is true, it's connections to the actual event are so minimal, that it should be a much smaller focus to many. I think it is a favorite for debunkers to paint us as anti-semites. We will find out how these guys found out, when we push to find out how more primary players found out. Harping on this roof top vid shoot has always felt dangerous to me and again, if you use the phrase "dancing israeli's" you sound a little cooky and racist to most people.

And of course it's coming from PJW and the AJ crew. Who drop some very ugly anti-semitic remarks and bunk info and vague of the cuff comments (Alex often remarks about a "jewish mafia") regularly. Some of his guests go waaaay further.

Likewise the lease to Silverstein

my working theory on him. He was the patsie.


wikileaks be gently nuancing towards a veritable cognitive infiltration of the OCT...?
(dont comment until you've read the relevant book by DRG - it's not what you think/i thought before i read it !)

"I'll be on Fox News this

"I'll be on Fox News this evening discussing the discovery of the pre-9/11 Cell that arrived on 15 Aug 2001 - and got away - as revealed in the release of additional WikiLeaks documents earlier this week."
- Anthony Shaffer (facebook 5:12pm Wed. Feb. 2, 2011)

shure, do you have VIDEO to share?

shure, do you have VIDEO to share?


Sorry, I don't have a video, but i do have an mp3 recording of the Fox news segment.

Shaffer was only on for a few seconds starting at (1min05sec.).

The other guy you hear at (2min04sec) is everybody's favourite guy Philip Zelikow :)

Mp3 download link - (2min43sec)


Suspected 9/11 Scout Team Not Connected to Hijackers, Officials

Suspected 9/11 Scout Team Not Connected to Hijackers, Officials Say
Wikileaks Cable: FBI Investigated Three Qatari Men Suspected of Scouting 'Possible Targets'

"If the [9/11] Commission had information in 2004 that reliably linked these individuals to the 9/11 attack, it would have been in our report," former executive director of the 9/11 Commission Philip Zelikow told ABC News.

Feb. 2, 2011

In the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the FBI investigated three men suspected of scouting targets for the hijackers, but determined there was no concrete evidence linking the group to the Sept. 11 conspirators and conducted the investigation as one of "thousands," officials said.
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A leaked diplomatic cable, posted on the Wikileaks website Tuesday, shows that nearly a decade after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar, in Feb. 2010 urged the Department of Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center to place a man named Mohamed Ali Mohamed Al Dahham Al Mansoori on a watch list for his alleged connection to the team of three men from Qatar. It notes Mansoori was, as of Feb, 2010, under investigation by the FBI and was considered "an individual who may pose a threat to civil aviation in the U.S. and abroad."

The trio from Qatar arrived in the U.S. on Aug. 15, 2001 and stopped in New York, New York, to visit the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty, and then Washington, D.C., where they saw the White House and "various areas in Virginia," the cable says.

The cable says these visits were so the men could "conduct surveillance of possible targets."

U.S. officials declined to comment on the veracity of the cable, but two U.S. officials told ABC News the men from Qatar were under investigation by the FBI as one of "thousands" of leads chased down in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.

"They were looked at hard," one of the officials said, but no evidence linked them directly to the Sept. 11 hijackers. For his part, Mansoori was under much more scrutiny by the FBI and other government offices, the official said.

Neither Mansoori, nor the names of the three Qatari men, appear in the 9/11 Commission Report.

"If the [9/11] Commission had information in 2004 that reliably linked these individuals to the 9/11 attack, it would have been in our report," former executive director of the 9/11 Commission Philip Zelikow told ABC News.

Additionally, U.S. officials said that if they believed the men were linked to the hijackers, a public alert would have been issued.


I wasn't sure what to make of this but the fact that Zelikow says there's nothing to it immediately makes me suspicious. Who were these guys, really?

CFR in Egypt, Rumsfeld Award, 9/11 Leak - New World Next Week

CFR in Egypt, Rumsfeld Award, 9/11 Leak - New World Next Week

The "9/11 Leak" begins at 9:30