9/11 case that 'highlights the danger of secret court plan': U.S. intelligence used similar powers to hide failings, claims Tory MP
A senior Tory MP last night issued a warning over the dangers of Government plans for ‘secret courts’ as he claimed U.S. intelligence services used similar powers to cover up embarrassing details of how the 9/11 attacks could have been prevented.
Former shadow home secretary David Davis used Parliamentary privilege to allege that officials squandered the chance to have access to al-Qaeda and Taliban calls and emails two years before the attacks in New York.
Mr Davis told MPs that U.S. authorities then used controversial powers to shut down court cases that would have exposed their blunder.
This probably won't come as too much as a surprise!
The gunman killed in France was on a US no-fly list and French intelligence had interviewed him as recently as November 2011.
France is facing calls for an inquiry into possible intelligence failures after a series of murders by a gunman in the south of the country.
Mohammed Merah - who claimed to have al-Qaeda training - was killed by a police sniper in Toulouse on Thursday.
It has now emerged that he had been under surveillance for months and had been on the US no-fly list.
Merah, 23, carried out three separate attacks, killing four people at a Jewish school and three soldiers.
He had said he was acting to "avenge Palestinian children" and protest against French military interventions overseas.
On Thursday French officials admitted that Merah had been followed by intelligence agencies for years.
They said that as recently as November 2011 he was questioned by France's DCRI domestic intelligence agency to explain his trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Commentators in France and abroad have criticised the intelligence services for failing to track Merah closely enough.
7/7: Crime and Prejudice is a brand new investigative and analytical documentary from the maker of 7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction. It explores the 7/7 cold case via new evidence from the recent inquests and discusses the war on terror in the context of numerous miscarriages of justice and acts of violence committed by the state.
The first section of the film examines the history of the British state's use of double agents, from the Victorian Anarchists through WW2 to the war in Northern Ireland. It concludes by examining contemporary cases of injustice and violence carried out as part of the war of terror against Muslims.
The second section of the film is a multi-dimensional study of the new evidence made available at the recent inquests. It looks at the evidence of a wider conspiracy and the fundamental flaws in the official narrative and the police investigation. It also discusses why the dialogue about 'intelligence failures' itself fails to address the very real possibility of state involvement in the attacks.
In this 60 minutes piece with Scott Pelley, we learn that the NSA was tracking at least 3 of the alleged 9/11 hijackers and had information of the plot that was not "analyzed correctly". Tom Drake was a senior analyst with the NSA who had developed technology back in January of 2001 that if implemented may have been able to stop the attacks. That is assuming of course the administration at the time would lifted a finger to do anything. However, this is good example on how whistleblowers are treated and why anyone with high enough inside knowledge of the attack cannot or will not come forward.
source video with transcript is here:
7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction is a brand new, independent feature-length documentary exploring many of the questions and conspiracy theories about 7/7, the 7th July 2005 London Bombings.
The film places the debate about 7/7 firmly in the context of the history of Western-backed covert operations. The first half of the film examines three periods from the 20th century: Central America in the 1950s and 1960s(CIA coups in Guatemala and Cuba); Italy during the Cold War (NATO's Operation Gladio); Afghanistan and the Balkans in the 1980s and 1990s (Operation Cyclone and the wars in the former Yugoslavia).
Though the movie does not explore 9/11 in detail, it functions as a detailed account of false flag terrorism in general, and so speaks to the debate about 9/11 as much as it does to the debate about 7/7. The second half of the film examines 7/7 in details, and concludes with a lengthy discussion on intelligence and security policy that includes the stories of several probable double agents, including the American Junaid Babar.
This report is based on a short excerpt from a lecture given by Allen W. Dulles, about two weeks after the JFK assassination in Cambridge, MA and aired by WHDH Public Affairs radio at a Harvard Law School Forum. The subject was: The Role of Intelligence in Policy Making. Here, former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence (1951-1953) and former Director of Central Intelligence (1953-1961), Allen W. Dulles presents what I think are the movements of a theme we heard in precise recapitulation after 9/11 - namely that intelligence failures led to: the attack on Pearl Harbor, the unforeseen rise of German and Japanese military power of bad intent, and the Cold War against the "Communist menace." Given this historical background, it appears that elements of the 9/11 official story are simply the repetition of a previously and successfully used tactic of claiming intelligence failures after calamitous events and then using that claim as an excuse and as the rational for "intelligence reforms."