Daniel Pearl

Report faults Daniel Pearl murder investigation

By ASHRAF KHAN and NAHAL TOOSI, Associated Press Ashraf Khan And Nahal Toosi, Associated Press – Thu Jan 20, 6:43 am ET
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8270399/Report-faults-Daniel-Pearl-murder-investigation.html

KARACHI, Pakistan – The four men imprisoned for killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl were not present during his beheading but were convicted of murder because Pakistani authorities knowingly relied on perjured testimony and ignored other leads, says a report released Thursday.

The results of the Pearl Project, an investigation carried out by a team of American journalists and students and spanning more than three years, raise troubling questions about Pakistan's dysfunctional criminal justice system and underscore the limits U.S. officials face in relying on Pakistani authorities.

The four men convicted in the killing did help kidnap the American journalist, according to the investigation. But it says forensic evidence known as "vein-matching" bolsters the confession of al-Qaida No. 3 Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the professed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, to having killed Pearl.

New homeland security chief worked Daniel Pearl case

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/jersey/index.ssf?/base/news-15/126276936312960.xml&coll=1

Christie picks a familiar face to lead homeland security
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
STAR-LEDGER STAFF

Gov.-elect Chris Christie plans to announce his choice as the leader of the state's homeland security effort this afternoon, tapping another former colleague from the U.S. Attorney's Office for his cabinet.

Senior Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles McKenna will be introduced as Christie's choice to direct the state Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, said two officials who have been briefed on Christie's selection. McKenna is currently the chief of the criminal division at the federal prosecutor's office and was executive assistant U.S. attorney for much of Christie's time running the U.S. Attorney's Office.

As a federal prosecutor, McKenna was a key member of the team responsible for shaping the case against the Pakistani militant indicted for the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

He also coordinated the interaction between the U.S. Attorney's Office and other federal agencies, including those handling counter-terrorism functions.

Intelligence Improperly Collected on U.S. Citizens

I copy/pasted the entire article to preserve it (see following the url) but the last 6 paragraphs are especially significant to 9/11 and the deep state, so I've also copy/pasted them just below - loose nuke

Another memorandum disclosed that a Defense Intelligence Agency employee said that in May 2002, in response to a Congressional inquiry, the Joint Forces Intelligence Command provided false information about its activities related to Al Qaeda and the Sept. 11 attacks. The document offered few details.

The Justice Department also released other documents Wednesday from other Freedom of Information Act lawsuits related to national security policies during the Bush administration.

Among them was a letter written in 2002 by George J. Tenet, who was the director of the Central Intelligence Agency at the time, suggesting that a C.I.A. ban on using journalists as spies was not airtight.

Excerpts From "A Mighty Heart"

A few days ago, I saw this report which said:

"In the fall of 2001, Wall Street Journal bureau chief Daniel Pearl wrote an article describing the belief in Pakistan that 9/11 was a CIA-Mossad-Jewish plot and that all the Jews got out of the World Trade Center.

The Journal scotched the story, according to Mariane Pearl’s memoir, “A Mighty Heart.”

So, I had to go buy the book to see what they were talking about. This posting is a result of that purchase.

Since I posted this, I found a few more interesting tidbits.

Here's an interview between "Foreign Policy" and Mariane Pearl:

Rosie defends 9/11 mastermind/Suggests U.S. tortured, 'robbed him of humanity' to get false confession

Source: http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54724

Thursday, March 15, 2007

MEDIA MATTERS

Rosie defends 9/11 mastermind
Suggests U.S. tortured, 'robbed him of humanity' to get false confession

Posted: March 15, 2007
5:16 p.m. Eastern

© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

(Rosie O'Donnell discussing Khalid Sheik Mohammed's confession. Photo: Media Research Council)

Rosie O'Donnell, hosting ABC's popular "The View" morning show, came to the defense of terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed today, suggesting the government elicited a false confession from the 9/11 mastermind by using torture, robbing him of his humanity and treating him like an animal.

A transcript of Mohammed's confession to 31 terrorist attacks was released today, but O'Donnell argued it came only after having a "hood on his head and being beaten to death."

The hood was a reference to the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq in which U.S. military personnel were punished for humiliating prisoners.

Al-Qaida No. 3 says he planned 9/11

Here is the most recent news on this subject:

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070315/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_terrorist_confession

Published: Thursday, March 15, 2007

Al-Qaida No. 3 says he planned 9/11

By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confirmed his notoriety as al-Qaida's most ambitious operational planner when, according to military transcripts, he confessed to planning and supporting 31 terrorist attacks, topped by 9/11, that killed thousands of innocent victims since the early 1990s.

The gruesome attacks range from the suicide hijackings of Sept. 11, 2001 — which killed nearly 3,000 — to a 2002 shooting on an island off Kuwait that killed a U.S. Marine.

Many plots, including a previously undisclosed plan to kill several former U.S. presidents, were never carried out or were foiled by international counterterror authorities.

Daniel Pearl story on CNN Saturday night - will the wire transfer be mentioned?

CNN Special Investigations Unit: The Journalist and the Jihadi:

He spent his career reporting on Muslim life. But an encounter with an Islamic militant ended with deadly consequences. Christiane Amanpour looks at the real story behind the murder of Daniel Pearl.

 

Saturday 2/10 at 8PM

 

If you happen to watch it, please send CNN your thoughts, especially if they appear to distort or omit any information.

President of Pakistan reveals killer of American journalist Daniel Pearl to be MI6

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=110171&version=1&template_id=41&parent_id=23

Published: Friday, 29 September, 2006, 01:06 PM Doha Time

LONDON: Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has disclosed that Omar Sheikh, who kidnapped and murdered American journalist Daniel Pearl and is now facing death penalty, was actually the British secret Agency MI6’s agent and had executed certain missions on their behest before coming to Pakistan and visiting Afghanistan to meet Osama and Mullah Omar.

General Musharraf’s book has also given a new twist to the whole drama of kidnapping and murder of American journalist as many believe here British national Omar Sheikh might use Musharraf’s memoir to plea his innocence after, quite surprisingly, Musharraf tried to give a clean chit to Omar despite his role in kidnapping which is punishable with death in Pakistan.

Revisiting A Tragedy

HBO documentary follows Daniel Pearl's path to death

Source: toledoblade.com

By MIKE KELLY
SPECIAL TO THE BLADE
10/9/2006

Tomorrow would have been Daniel Pearl's 43rd birthday. But now the day marks the premiere of a documentary on HBO that looks at the life and grisly death of the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and beheaded by Islamic militants in Pakistan four years ago.

The Journalist and the Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearl follows the oddly parallel paths of Pearl and the man who orchestrated his kidnapping, Omar Sheikh, a Londoner of Pakistani descent. After 9/11, the men's paths intersected in Pakistan in early 2002, with tragic consequences for the American reporter.

Among the similarities noted in the film is that both Pearl and Sheikh came from privileged backgrounds, were well-educated, and were idealists in their own ways. And both hoped to change the world, but in very different ways.

The 80-minute film was produced by filmmakers Ahmed A. Jamal of Pakistan and Ramesh Sharma of India, and its narrator is CNN's Christiane Amanpour, a friend of Pearl. The filmmakers were able to gain access to many of the key figures in the reporter's kidnapping and murder, including Pakistani police and intelligence officials as well as Islamic leaders with ties to extreme religious groups, including the Taliban.

'9/11 planner had role in Pearl plot'

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2036947.cms

'9/11 planner had role in Pearl plot'
[ 28 Sep, 2006 2102hrs ISTAP ]

ISLAMABAD: The top Al Qaida operative accused of masterminding 9/11 either killed or took part in the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, Pakistan's president has alleged for the first time.

General Musharraf's claim, made in his memoirs, could be used to try to clear one of Pearl's four convicted killers, who is appealing his death sentence, the prisoner's lawyer said on Wednesday.

Musharraf accused Khalid Sheikh Mohammed of taking part in the killing. "The man who may have actually killed Pearl or at least participated in his butchery, we eventually discovered, was none other than Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Al Qaida's No. 3," Musharraf wrote in In The Line of Fire.

Rohan Gunaratna, head of terrorism research at Singapore's Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, said it has long been understood that it was Mohammed, who killed Pearl to prove to the West after September11 that Al Qaida was still bent on killing Americans.