CIA admits it destroyed tapes of interrogations
Staff members of the Sept. 11 commission, which completed its work in 2004, expressed surprise when they were told that interrogation videotapes existed until 2005.
"The commission did formally request material of this kind from all relevant agencies, and the commission was assured that we had received all the material responsive to our request," said Philip D. Zelikow, who served as executive director of the Sept. 11 commission and later as a senior counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Were these assurances given under oath?
Hayden Says CIA Videotapes Destroyed
Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister Prince Nayef said,"Bin Laden was a "tool" of others rather than the mastermind of 9/11"
An article from USA Today dated 2/06/2002, contains compelling statements made by Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister Prince Nayef. He said, Bin Laden was a "tool" of others rather than the mastermind of the attacks against the World Trade Center, Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. He did not say who he thought was the mastermind."
Interestingly enough, I came across this article cited by a debunking website as proof all the 9/11 hi-jackers are dead. Prince Nayef alleges that Saudi leaders were shocked to learn 15 of the hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. "The names that we got confirmed that," Nayef said in an interview. "Their families have been notified." However, the most interesting thing about this article was apparently not noticed by our OCT clinger and instead a rather vague remark about contacting the family members of the 15 Saudi hi-jackers is cited as proof positive they are all dead.
How can we encourage spooks and other potential whistleblowers to come forward?
We need more intelligence professionals on our side. To that end, we should be celebrating and publicizing (thus helping protect) past whistleblowers and intelligence professionals who have spoken out on 9/11 and similar matters. And we should be inviting potential new whistleblowers through whistleblower leafleting: http://www/911courage.org
I have been showcasing whistleblowers on my radio programs recently. Monday I interviewed former MI-5 agent Annie Machon; Tuesday my guest was John DeCamp, the former Nebraska state senator who exposed the Franklin coverup; and tomorrow, Saturday 12/1, I will be interviewing Daniel Ellsberg, the former Defense Department analyst who helped stop the Vietnam War by leaking the Pentagon Papers: Truth Jihad Radio, http://www.republicbroadcasting.org 6-8pm CT. Next Tuesday 12/4 my first-hour guest will be Underwriters Labs whistleblower Kevin Ryan (followed by journalist Barbara Honegger, a Founding Mother of the Boston Tea Party for 9/11 Truth) : http://www.wtprn.com 9-11 pm CT.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA erred in twice telling a court in the case of September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui that it did not have any recordings of interrogations of "enemy combatants," when in fact it had three video or audio tapes, according to a letter released on Tuesday.
Prosecutors only recently learned of the tapes from the CIA, they said in the letter to the judge who presided over the case and to a U.S. appeals court that considered the Moussaoui case.
In court declarations on May 9, 2003 and on November 14, 2005, the CIA stated the government did not have any video or audio tapes of the interrogations. Moussaoui initially sought the testimony of several top al Qaeda witnesses as part of his defense.
When it made both declarations, the CIA in fact possessed two video tapes and an audio tape of the unidentified "enemy combatant" interrogations, the prosecutors said.
From tonight's Countdown with Keith Olbermann:
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Hear Ray McGovern interviewed by Dennis Bernstein on KPFA's "Flashpoints" (Sept. 28).
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Seven CIA Veterans Challenge 9/11 Commission Report
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....Hartmann then asked, "So you are personally of the opinion ... that there was an aspect of 'inside job' to 9/11 within the US government?"...
CINDY SHEEHAN ADDRESSES SAFETY MOMS
At What Price, Safety?
Landmark Aviation plans on divesting its FBO (fixed base operation) "Landmark Aviation Airport Services" and upon consultation with Merrill Lynch has placed the "Airport Services" division in a management trust operated and overseen by trustee's James Schlesinger, the former Secretary of Defense, Energy and CIA Director; former Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska (9/11 Commission); and Dov Zakheim, the former Pentagon comptroller.
(Background: Landmark Aviation was recently sold by the Carlyle Group to (DAE) Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Ltd.) Landmark Aviation and its "Airport Services" have also been suspected of running rendition flights out of Dulles Airport. (Links Below)
"DAE has placed Airport Services in a management trust. The FBO division is separated from the rest of DAE, and has its own infrastructure and support network. The trustees were selected in consultation with Merrill Lynch and include: James Schlesinger, the former Secretary of Defense; former Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska; and Dov Zakheim, the former Pentagon comptroller."
This article seems to have gone under the radar due to OBL video...
The warning coincidently was given at the CFR.
Al-Qaeda plotting to strike U.S.: CIA
Al-Qaeda is plotting fresh attacks on the United States aimed at sowing death and destruction on a massive scale, CIA director Michael Hayden warned yesterday, the same day the terrorist group's leader resurfaced in a videotape bragging about altering the course of American history and warning that the only way to end the war in Iraq is for Americans to convert to Islam.
"Our analysts assess with high confidence that al-Qaeda's central leadership is planning high-impact plots against the American homeland," Mr. Hayden told the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
"Al-Qaeda is focusing on targets that would produce mass casualties, dramatic destruction and significant economic aftershocks." The 25-minute message marked the first time in three years that Mr. bin Laden has been seen, dispelling rumours of his death and heightening anxiety as Americans prepare to remember the more than 2,800 people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
That's one of the headlines in today's Observer. The article starts:
"The key piece of material evidence used by prosecutors to implicate Libya in the Lockerbie bombing has emerged as a probable fake. Nearly two decades after Pan Am flight 103 exploded over Scotland on 21 December, 1988, allegations of international political intrigue and shoddy investigative work are being levelled at the British government, the FBI and the Scottish police as one of the crucial witnesses, Swiss engineer Ulrich Lumpert, has apparently confessed that he lied about the origins of a crucial 'timer' - evidence that helped tie the man convicted of the bombing to the crime."
I liked the last paragraph too:
"Few people apart from conspiracy theorists and investigative journalists working on the case were prepared to believe Bollier until the end of last month, when Lumpert, one of his former employees, walked into a Zurich police station and asked to swear an affidavit before a notary."
Those krazy konspiracy theorists were right after all!
Crimes of the State
PDF OF CIA INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, "OIG Report on CIA Accountability With Respect to the 9/11 Attacks", June 2005
George Tenet is pissed. He wrote a lengthy and disgusted response to this CIA Inspector General report, printed in the NY Times (August 21, 2007). Here is his closing line:
"But just as we owed it to the country to do better — the CIA IG owed it to the nation and the men and women of the intelligence community to do a better job in reviewing the circumstances that led to the tragedy of September 11th." --Former Director of CIA, George Tenet
What's gotten Tenet so frosty? I mean, he does admit that "...we owed it to the country to do better..."
The CIA's "Summary" doesn't spill too many beans, but in general language they hint at realities that other reports like the FBI Inspector General Report have already revealed.
"Concerning certain issues [unspecified], the ["Accountability Review"] Team concluded that the [Central Intelligence] Agency and its officers did not discharge their responsibilities in a satisfactory manner.
That is a pretty powerful statement, depending upon what the "issues" actually refer to. The previous FBI IG report (2004) exposed how the CounterTerrorism Center (CTC) -- run by CIA -- deliberately blocked a memo from alerting the FBI about two of the purported 9/11 skyjackers.
Two of the alleged terrorists had multi-entry United States visas, and were observed at a "high level Al Qaeda meeting" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
An FBI official assigned to the CIA/CTC wrote the memo to inform his agency to look out for the terrorists, who later easily entered the US with valid visas. Believing that his memo was sent over to FBI, the FBI official was unaware that CIA supervisors had held the memo and never sent it to FBI.
Was this protection of known terrorists, and hiding them from FBI tantamount to treason ("aiding the enemy")?
That's a question we should not expect answered by the CIA, nor the FBI, nor the Congress apparently.
Kurt Nimmo hits another one out of the park.
Kurt may have to stop writing if he doesn't make a little money, so please consider donating at his site.
If 3,000 people had not died on September 11, 2001, a report released by the CIA’s inspector general would be laughable. “A CIA report released Tuesday blames the top leadership of the agency for major lapses in fighting al-Qaida and outlines how intelligence officials missed numerous opportunities to thwart two hijackers prior to the Sept. 11 attacks,” reports NBC. “The 19-page executive summary, written by the CIA’s inspector general, finds extensive fault with the actions of former director George Tenet and other CIA leaders.”
And what, pray tell, are these “major lapses” in “fighting al-Qaida,” the mostly smoke and mirrors terrorist organization named after a mujahideen database?
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 — The former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, George Tenet, recognized the danger posed by Al Qaeda well before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but failed to adequately prepare the C.I.A. to meet the threat, according to an internal agency report that was released in summary form today.
Mr. Tenet was sometimes too occupied with tactics instead of strategy, and he was lax in promoting an information-sharing environment within the C.I.A., the agency’s Inspector General’s office says in a report released today.
An inspector general’s team that reviewed the agency’s performance found that C.I.A. officers “from the top down” worked hard against Al Qaeda and its leader, Osama bin Laden, before the 9/11 attacks.
“They did not always work effectively and cooperatively, however,” the team concluded, in what amounted in part to sharp criticism of Mr. Tenet’s management skills and style.
Below I have compiled a list of powerful politicians and other governmental personnel, from both past and present, as well as their connections to the corporate world. In case anyone was wondering why our leaders are not doing anything, it may having something to do with that fact that it is in their best interest not to. It is pretty scary when you realize how deeply intertwined the American government is with Corporate America.
John M. Deutch: C.I.A. Director 1995-1996 -- Board of Directors of Citigroup(Banking Firm) Raytheon (Military Contractor)
Robert M. Gates: National Security Council,C.I.A. Director 1988-1992 Secretary of Defense 2006 -- Board of Trustees of Fidelity Investment(Banking Firm) On Board of Directors of SAIC (military contractor)
Dick Cheney: White House Chief of Staff 1975-1977, Secretary of Defense 1989-1993, Vice President 2000 -- Served as CEO and Chairman of the Board at Halliburton(Military Contractor) Board of Directors Procter & Gamble(Multinational Consumer Goods Manufacturer), Union Pacific (Largest Railroad company in America), Electronic Data Systems (Computer technologies).
9/11 suspect says CIA tortured him
By Josh White and Julie Tate
Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, was subjected to the CIA's harshest interrogation methods while he was held in secret prisons around the world for more than three years, part of an interrogation regimen that the International Committee of the Red Cross has called "tantamount to torture," according to an article published on the New Yorker magazine's Web site yesterday.
In a 12-page article released Saturday, reporter Jane Mayer analyzes the development of the CIA's secret interrogation techniques and writes that a confidential Red Cross report to the U.S. government details Mohammed's assertions that he was tortured by the CIA.
The official website for Fighting for G.O.D. (Gold, Oil, and Drugs) is now active. The site will feature up-to-date truth action items along with original articles and artwork related to the subjects covered in the book: the history of banking, Skull and Bones, CIA black ops, 9/11, and more. If you like the look of it, please add a link to your own web page. Thanks!
I wonder how many undercover CIA agents work on blogging sites involving 9/11 truth?
"The NYPD's intelligence chief says Osama Bin Laden's henchmen have stepped up recruitment over the past six months - turning a desolate area of northern Pakistan into a training ground for a new generation of terrorists.
"They want to come here, and whatever their capabilities, they absolutely are focused on returning to New York City," NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence David Cohen told the Daily News.
Cohen said he was well aware of the threat before a new report prepared for the White House became public last week."
Cohen should know: He used to serve as the CIA's Directorate of Operations, from 1995 to 1997, and spent 35 years in the CIA. This description is from Democracy+Now:
Thanks to Joe for sending this in:
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation that would force the CIA to release an inspector general’s report on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and two other intelligence committee leaders — chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and senior Republican Kit Bond of Missouri — are pushing legislation that would require the agency to declassify the executive summary of the review within one month and submit a report to Congress explaining why any material was withheld.
“It’s amazing the efforts the administration is going to stonewall this,” Wyden said. “The American people have a right to know what the Central Intelligence Agency was doing in those critical months before 9/11.... I am going to bulldog this until the public gets it.”
The US Central Intelligence Agency is to declassify hundreds of documents detailing some of the agency's worst illegal abuses from the 1950s to 1970s.
The papers, to be released next week, will detail assassination plots, domestic spying and wiretapping, kidnapping and human experiments.
Many of the incidents are already known, but the documents are expected to give more comprehensive accounts.
It is "unflattering" but part of agency history, CIA chief Michael Hayden said.
"This is about telling the American people what we have done in their name," Gen Hayden told a conference of foreign policy historians.
The documents, dubbed the "Family Jewels", offer a "glimpse of a very different time and a very different agency".
The full 693-page file detailing CIA illegal activities was compiled on the orders of the then CIA director James Schlesinger in 1973.
He had been alarmed by accounts of CIA involvement in the Watergate scandal under his predecessor and asked CIA officials to inform him of all activities that fell outside the agency's legal charter.
These two articles show links between top UFO "researchers" and the CIA.
UFOGate, The Alien Overlords
MJ-12: Majestic, or Incredulous?
There is some hinting that fake UFOs are coordinated as light shows for observers, as part of psychological warfare exercises.
This relates to 9-11, as it parallels the disinformation attacks we have suffered under since that tragic day. Interesting links back to Rockefeller are included.
The most likely explanation, and one released in an investigation of the UFO phenomena, is that this was the cover story of choice when top secret experimental aircraft were sighted by civilians. Coincidentally, that was also the plot of the first X-Files show; then it went off into other less plausible "truths" that were "out there."
The UFO / CIA connection could help, as long as the evidence checks out. It shows a pattern of deliberately lying to the people, almost gleefully telling us bullshit ... just because they can.
Bad Company: Yet Another "Terrorist Plot" Orchestrated by the CIA?
He's a Company man: Russell DeFreitas, a former employee of the CIA's Evergreen Airlines, appears in court.
When asked what he thought of Western Civilization, Ghandi reportedly replied that he thought it would be a good idea.*
One could very well speak in the same vein of the entity called the Central Intelligence Agency. It might be useful if the federal government (once thrown back into its constitutional cage, of course) had an agency devoted to collecting relevant intelligence, rather than what it has now – a body involved in propagating turmoil, terror, and subversion throughout most of the world.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation that would force the CIA to release an inspector general's report on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The CIA has spent more than 20 months weighing requests under the Freedom of Information Act for its internal investigation of the attacks but has yet to release any portion of it.
The agency is the only federal office involved in counterterrorism operations that has not made at least a version of its internal 9/11 investigation public.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and two other intelligence committee leaders - chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and senior Republican Kit Bond of Missouri - are pushing legislation that would require the agency to declassify the executive summary of the review within one month and submit a report to Congress explaining why any material was withheld.
The provision has been approved by the Senate twice, but never made into law.
Tenet's book is just damming for Tenet on the Iraq war. But what this leaves out is the fact that Tenet and the CIA deliberately withheld and kept secret from the FBI on at least 10 occasions as recorded in the FBI IG report information on Mihdhar and Hazmi, the very information that could have prevented the attacks on 9/11. And while Tenet says this was due to simple mistakes, when you read the FBI IG report it is clear that each time this was done, it was deliberate.
They withheld the very information from the FBI on Hazmi and Mihdhar when they knew a huge al Qaeda attack was about to occur that would kill thousands of Americans, and knew Hazmi and Mihdhar were in the US and were going to take part in this attack.
I consider myself as some what of a whistleblower.
I wrote two documented articles, relating to 911 and no major alternative news sites (that I am aware of) has even picked up on them, even though they have been on the web for months. Case in point
Another 911 - Another Israeli Spy Ring
That above article is also on 911blogger.
Or this article
Clinton - Bush Connection To Warrantless Wiretapping And The CIA Exposed
I have called into your talk radio shows in the past (when I can) and some host act like they get the high speed wobbles, Warrantless Spy Program Monitoring Peoples Thoughts, From President Richard M. Nixon To George W. Bush, ya sure, we'll check that out, CLICK.
On August 2, 2006 8 0r 9 days before Alex Jones warned of another possible false flag event, I had already put out a similar warning.
I tried to warn you months before they passed The Military Commission Act where that was heading, months before others even saw it coming.
Angus Reid Global Monitor : Polls & Research
Americans Review Bush Knowledge of 9/11
May 8, 2007
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Most people in the United States are certain that their president was not aware the country would be attacked by a terrorist organization in 2001, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. 55 per cent of respondents think George W. Bush did not know about the 9/11 attacks in advance, while 22 per cent believe he did.
Al-Qaeda operatives hijacked and crashed four airplanes on Sept. 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people. The 9/11 Commission and a joint congressional inquiry into the attacks described in their report—released on Jul. 22, 2004—how the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had received vague warnings of potential attacks throughout 2001. The document states that, as the year began, the CIA started getting "frequent but fragmentary" threat reports. Among other warnings, the intelligence community sent out a March 2001 terror threat advisory about a heightened threat of Sunni extremist attacks against U.S. facilities, personnel and other interests.
Please vote for Amazon review slamming CIA-da capo Geo Tenet's new bestseller "At the Center of the Storm"
Once again, so-called "revelatory" disinformation by "former" CIA figures hits the best-seller list.
But Amazon gives us a chance to write reviews of such works, and reach large numbers of shoppers with the truth about the CIA and 9/11.
Amazingly, they've just posted my review entitled "Lies, Damned Lies and CIA Revelations" (see first few paragraphs below.)
You can do two things to promote 9/11 Truth here-
- Vote for this review to help keep it on the top page where book browsers will see it. The link is http://www.amazon.com/At-Center-Storm-Years-CIA/dp/0061147788
- Try your hand at posting your own reviews.
(If your review isn't posted right away, try working on it some more. I often spend a couple hours fine-tuning a review so it abides by the rules, gets past the censor, and carries a punch without being too offputting to the unaccustomed reader.)
Well, this one has put quite a few people off.
The 4 to 1 vote against me, and the praise lavished on Tenet's lies by unsuspecting reader-reviewers there, show we still have a lot of waking up to do!
3 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
"By late 1918, stalemate on the Western Front and the entry of America into the war forced Germany and the Central Powers to accept Wilson's terms for peace. The subsequent Paris Peace Conference of 1919 resulted in the harsh Treaty of Versailles...
Attending the Paris peace conference were President Woodrow Wilson and his closest advisers, Colonel House, bankers Paul Warburg and Bernard Baruch, and almost two dozen members of "the Inquiry." The conference attendees embraced Wilson's plan for peace, including the formation of a League of Nations. However, under American law, the covenant had to be ratified by the U.S. Senate, which failed to do so, apparently distrusting any supernational organization.
Undaunted, Colonel House, along with both British and American peace conference delegates, met in Paris's Majestic Hotel on May 30, 1919, and resolved to form an "Institute of International Affairs," with one branch in the United States and one in England. The English branch became the Royal Institute of International Affairs. This institute was to guide public opinion toward acceptance of one-world government or globalism." (1)
Abid Ullah Jan has an interesting point of view in this article on recent CIA allegations agains the ISI.
To be fair, like the overall Pakistan military force, the much dreaded ISI has been used like a whore by the CIA in every possible way. At home, both the civilian and military dictators use the ISI as a draconian tool. But this is all that the ISI is: just a tool, without any strategic mission, vision or direction of its own.
In this backdrop, the March 2003 hearing of the U.S. Senate was just another threat in the vast trap being laid for the Pakistani army for the next several years. Furthermore, ISI assets, Saeed Sheikh and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed were used in operation 9/11. The extent to which the ISI was dragged into the trap of 9/11 is not fully known. That, however, remains a time bomb for Pakistan. It didn’t get diffused with the “termination” of former ISI chief General Mahmood Ahmad. It can explode at any time the US decides to disarm and neutralise Pakistan like Iraq.