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9/11 Victims Phones Tapped For Details in the Days Before 9/11/01 ?

You have to ask yourself why these reporters from News of the World were trying to get details of 9/11 Victims phone conversations before the atrocity of 9/11/01.
I find this ex-officer's (now private investigator) claim very interesting. What kind of details were they looking for from the phone conversations of victims leading up to the atrocity of 9/11/01. Here's the statement of the ex-officer followed with a link to the article:

"Now working as a private ­investigator, the ex-officer claimed reporters wanted the victim’s phone numbers and details of the calls they had made and received in the days leading up to the atrocity."

http://www.mirror.co.uk/2011/07/11/phone-hacking-9-11-victims-may-have-had-mobiles-tapped-by-news-of-the-world-reporters-1...

It seems to me that they are

It seems to me that they are just saying that after 9/11 Fox asked the PI to dig up phone records from prior to the attacks.

A bit confusing there.

The quote in context:

"After he spent time at News International’s Wapping HQ in East London, 80-year-old Mr Murdoch held crisis talks with Mrs Brooks, 43 - who denies any knowledge of the Milly phone tapping - at his home in Mayfair.

The pair chatted behind closed doors as a former New York cop made the 9/11 hacking claim. He alleged he was contacted by News of the World journalists who said they would pay him to retrieve the private phone records of the dead.

Now working as a private ­investigator, the ex-officer claimed reporters wanted the victim’s phone numbers and details of the calls they had made and received in the days leading up to the atrocity."

I recommend trying to make sure that your post titles are free of possible misinterpretations. This one has an absurd quality, which I'm assuming was not your intent.

But anyway, this whole topic is really shady.

This makes me recall the recent story about GZ first responders having to undergo background checks, with the implicit suggestion that they might be involved in some way.

Title is a bit confusing

Jules,
After reading your post I agree with you. It wasn't my intent to confuse anyone with misinterpretations from my title. What I'm trying to say is that I think the attempt to get phone information from the victims phone records before 9/11 occured raises a lot of curious questions about what kind of information/details they were looking for.

Murdoch outfoxed 9/11 commission?

see:

Greenwald does score points with a handful of memos from a top Fox executive that appear to suggest tilting the news on such subjects as Iraq and the Sept. 11 investigation...
The movie focuses on daily editorial notes to the Fox News staff from Senior Vice President for News John Moody, who wrote in March about the 9/11 commission hearings: "This is not 'what did he know and when did he know it' stuff. Do not turn this into Watergate."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41604-2004Jul10.html