Awright, let's put some damned names into the mix here. The following article has been linked to previously here at this thread, but who in heck has time to go back and read this thread from start to finish, eh? Sorry for the redundancy to those who've been keeping up all along. Thanks for understanding.
Counter Terrorism Antecedents for the 9/11 Attacks - Terrorism Cover-Up
Source: Investigations of Author and Attorneys
Apr 3, 2004
Author: Patrick B. Briley
The report below has been formally transmitted to, received by and discussed with the 9-
11 Commission Staff with the full knowledge of House Speaker Dennis Hastert's office.
Hastert's office has also received and discussed the report.
The report is accompanied to the 9/11 Commission with a copy of a Federal lawsuit OKC
attorney Mike Johnston filed against Iraq in the DC court of Federal Magistrate Deborah
Robinson in March 2003 The lawsuit contains evidence relevant to the participants and
sponsors of 9/11 as well as the OKC bombing. Johnston is also an expert and prior
litigant on Iraqi acquisition of WMDS technologies inside the US prior to the Gulf War.
This report is being posted on LP to make the public aware of the details of this evidence
and information sent to and received by the 9-11 Commssion and Congressional leaders.
The public has a right and a need to know this information regardless of the final
outcome or actions of Congress, of the White House, of the 9-11 Commission, or any
pending or subsequent legal proceedings.
REPORT TO THE 9/11 COMMISSION :
"Intelligence and Counter Terrorism Antecedents for the 9/11 Attacks"
"Iraq and Chinese Support for Collaborating Terror Organizations; Small Footprint
WMD Development and Proliferation by Iraq"
April 3, 2004
Copyright 2004 by Patrick B. Briley
This report asserts that the FBI and CIA learned the plans of and "monitored" the
activities of known Al Qaeda terrorists and 9/11 hijackers in the US with informants for
more than 3 years prior to 9/11 without getting them off the streets.
A PBS Frontline documentary aired Thursday, October 16, 2003 and was entitled
"Chasing the Sleeper Cell" and examined the extended, long term FBI surveillance of an
Al Qaeda terror cell at Lackawanna, New York after 9/11. In the documentary FBI
official Dale Watson of the Joint FBI and CIA Counter terrorism Center (CTC) was
interviewed at length:
Mr. Watson: "Once the C.I.A. gave Lackawanna the "most dangerous" label, however,
administration officials asked, "Can you guarantee to me that these people won't do
"And the answer," he said, "is we think we can."
The following is the section of the PBS interview with Watson that should cause the
Commission enough concern that the Commission will want to further re-evaluate existing
FBI and CIA policies and activities that the remainder of this report describes and that
were in effect years before 9/11:
"We are probably 99 percent sure that we can make sure that these guys don't do
something - if they are planning to do something. And under the rules that we were
playing under at the time, that's not acceptable. So a conscious decision was made, `Let's
get `em out of here.' "
CTC Chief Watson said the bureau felt it could ensure that nothing would happen "while
it continued to watch the suspects, in the hope of being led to bigger prey."
FBI CTC official Dale Watson was exhibiting the same mentality that prevailed before
9/11 with the FBI tracking of terrorist hijackers for too long, that is, to "continue to watch
the suspects, in the hope of being led to bigger prey " while mistakenly assuring the
White House with a 99 per cent probability that nothing bad would happen" even though
the FBI intentionally left KNOWN terrorists on the streets. This same policy and
mentality affected FBI and CIA handling of the known 9/11 hijackers before 9/11 as this
report describes below.
Fortunately in the Lackawanna situation, administration officials and the CIA prevailed
in convincing the FBI that it could not guarantee something could go wrong if the FBI
continued to monitor the terror cell at Lackawanna so at least "they were taken off the
But the Lackawanna cell is not the only Al Qaeda cell the FBI was monitoring at the time
and PRIOR TO 9/11. In the fall of 2001 the Washington Post and Bob Woodward
reported that the FBI was monitoring at the same time but NOT moving against 5
KNOWN Al Qaeda terror groups inside the US only ONE of which was the Lackawanna
These other 4 KNOWN cells still have not been taken off the streets to this day.
The Commission should consider that there likely are not enough FBI agents on every
street corner to watch all these terror groups at once like the FBI monitors the mob and
still be sure that nothing will go wrong unless the FBI gets the terrorists off the street
with existing laws including the new Patriot Act tools as soon as the FBI and CIA know
they are terrorists.
The situation is even more difficult for the FBI and CIA because of the influx of
unscreened illegal aliens into the US and the recent FBI admission there are Al Qaeda
sleeper cells inside at least 40 different states at this time who may have access to small
What should further concern the Commission is that apparently the FBI has convinced
the administration to go back to the old way of operating PRIOR TO 9/11 to continue to
monitor for years members of six known large Al Qaeda cells inside the US without
taking them off the streets. I refer the Commission to the following quote in the NY
Times article by DON VAN NATTA Jr. from Aug 23, 2003, "Six Groups Said to Be
Monitored in U.S. for Possible Qaeda Links":
"American officials have limited their actions so far to intensive surveillance of the
suspects, who they say are spread across 40 states, in order to gather more information
about their plans and organization, the officials said. The decision to continue the
surveillance, rather than to detain some suspects, reflects a strategic shift by United States
government investigators. They said they had concluded that at this stage it was more
valuable to try to learn more about the groups' activities and possible plans through
What the New York Times article fails to recognize is that "the strategic shift" in policy it
refers to really only occurred with the Lackawanna cell and pre 9/11 surveillance policies
of tracking known terrorists for years without getting all of them off the streets remain unchanged.
The Commission should evaluate whether or not "extended observation" was and still is
too long (more than a few weeks) when the FBI and CIA say they lost track of too many
KNOWN Al Qaeda hijacker terrorists PRIOR to 9/11. As shown in the addendum to
this report, before and after 9/11, terrorists of different organizations were and still are
collaborating inside and outside the US and may succeed in setting up more cells,
recruiting more terrorists, receiving small footprint WMDS and carrying out more attacks
in the US.
There are FBI agents such as Robert Wright of Chicago and XXXXXX have publicly
stated their opinions that laws existing prior to 9/11 gave the FBI the tools to take these
terrorists off the streets back then if FBI supervisors and officials had permitted it. The
new Patriot Act makes it even more certain that the FBI has the tools so that terrorists can
and should be taken off the streets. Those monitored without arrest, detention or
deportation prior to 9/11 include but are not limited to Ali Mohammed and 9/11 hijackers
Atta, Jarrah, Hanjour, Al Shehhi, Al Hazmi and Al Mihdhar, along with Moussaoui in San
Diego, Phoenix and at the Norman, Oklahoma Airman flight school.
The following is some detailed evidence and proof of FBI, CIA and White House policy ,
surveillance activities and conduct that permitted known terrorists to operate inside the
US for years prior to 9/11, the OKC bombing and the 1993 WTC bombing when some of
these same terrorists were actively involved in two and in some cases all three of these
attacks and bombings. This failed policy needs reevaluation and correction so that
attempts to stop future terror attacks inside the US will be more successful:
1. The FBI and CIA station chief in the Philippines learned the details of plans for the
OKC bombing and plans to train hijacker pilots for a 9/11 style attack on the WTC, other
US skyscrapers and DC Federal buildings (not Project Bokinka) in January and February
The CIA and FBI learned this information from CIA surveillance of an Abu Sayeff
terrorist cell meetings involving Iraqi operative Khalid Mohammed, his nephew Ramzi
Yousef, Abdul Murad, Wali Khan, Philippino Edwin Angeles, Americans John Lebney,
and Terry Nichols, and 5 Iraqi agents including a bomb expert.
The CIA and FBI also learned of this information in debriefings from undercover
Philippine Intelligence agent Edwin Angeles who was in the meetings. John Lebney was
engaged in Chinese appliance sales and was known to the CIA. Further information was
learned by FBI interrogation of fellow cell members (arrested) Abdul Murad and Wally
Khalid Mohammed made these plans for the 9/11 style attack with FBI and CIA
knowledge in 1995 a full year before Khalid went to Bin Laden and AlQaeda in 1996 to
finalize and gain support for his plans.
Khalid Mohammed has told US interrogators that he indeed planned the 9/11 mission in
the Philippines in 1995. Philippine authorities have told CNN that the Philippine
government told the FBI and CIA of the plot in 1995. The FBI legal attaché blocked the
Pentagon terror advisor, Jesse Clear, from getting details of 1995 Abu Sayeff meetings
with Terry Nichols out of the Philippines starting in 1996. This is according to what Jesse
Clear personally told me in late 1996.
In the Philippines in late January 1995 the FBI and CIA also obtained access to Ramzi
Yousef's computer hard drive in. The computer hard drive contained a letter from Khalid
Mohammed to a Mr. Siddiqy urging greater help from Mr Siddiqy. News reports stated
that one or more Siddiqys were suspects involved in the 1993 WTC bombing AND the
1995 OKC bombing. Anis and Assad Siddiqy and Mohammed Chafti from Brooklyn
New York were arrested immediately after the OKC bombing and then the FBI had them
released the same day.
The FBI claims they lost track of their arrest and the FBI 302 reports of their arrest until
they were discovered in the Dallas FBI SAC office of Danny Defenbaugh in January
2001. FBI agent Odom from Denver twice actively tried to intimidate the witness Debbie
Burdick to keep silent about her eyewitness account that she had seen the Siddiqy's and
Chafti with McVeigh in OKC near the bombing scene.
The Commission needs to know that Mohammed Chafti, and Anis and Assad Siddiqy
from Brooklyn New York were suspects in the 1993 WTC bombing AND were involved
in the OKC bombing with McVeigh. On the day of the OKC bombing FBI agent Floyd
Zimms admitted to OKC police officers that Zimms deliberately gave out false
information concerning the vehicle driven by the men. Zimms deliberately and falsely
identified their getaway car as an old green Oldsmobile Cutless, one Zimms used to
drive, but not the vehicle the men were driving on the day of the bombing when they fled
to Dallas and were later released. The vehicle two of the men were driving was a rental
car from Dallas, the men had switched the plates on their rental car, they were detained
initially by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and later arrested in Dallas. One of the other
men was arrested in OKC at a motel. The FBI intervened in Dallas and OKC and had the
men later released for reasons unknown.
The CIA and Tenet should have known that Saddam Hussein and Iraq made direct
payments to 911 hijacker Mohammed Atta and mastermind Khalid Mohammed via the
Muslim and Syrian brotherhood starting over ten years before 9/11 and while they were
working with Iraqi agents.
The CIA and Tenet should have known that Iraq used Abu Nidal to train Ramzi
Youseff, Khalid Moahmmed and the 9/11 hijackers Mohammed Atta and Ziah Jarrah,
who were the roommates of fellow hijacker Al Shehhi in Hamburg.
The CIA and Tenet should have known that Ramzi Yousef traveled with Iraqi Dr. Ishan
Barbouti in the US and in England during the 1980s to acquire WMDS for Iraq including
from US companies. This is also further described in the addendum below.
Khalid Mohammed worked with an American citizen who was also an FBI informant,
Melvin Lattimore, and they both helped carry out ALL THREE OF THESE ATTACKS,
1993 WTC, the OKC bombing and 9/11. This is explained in detail in item 7. and other
items following below.
2. FBI agents visited the Norman flight school in 1999 after a visit by 9/11 hijacker
Mohammed Atta, and told the owners that they were tracking Atta as a suspect in a terror
plot involving airliners. Bin Laden's personal pilot had trained at the Norman flight
school in 1996. The FBI was tracking hijacker pilots being trained in the US because the
FBI and CIA had learned of the 9/11 plot by Khalid Mohammed starting in 1995
described in item 1 above. The FBI visited several flight schools in Phoenix and Norman
tracking the training of the hijacker pilots well before 9/11. See items 3-8 below.
3. FBI agent Ken Williams used informants Adjai Collins in Phoenix to track hijacker
Hani Hanjour for over three years. FBI agent Steven Butler used informant Abdussattar
Shaikh in San Diego to track for at least two to three years the hijacker pilots Hani
Hanjour, Al Hazmi and Al Mihdhar.
While living with Abdussattar Shaikh, hijackers Al Hazmi and Al Mihdhar had frequent
visits from Mohammed Atta and Hani Hanjour. The FBI agent Steven Butler who was
Shaikh's handler claims that he never had reason to suspect Al Hazmi, Al Mihdhar, Atta or
his informant Abdussattar.
Yet the FBI knew that Shaikh paid for computers for Al Hazmi and Al Mihdhar and that
he paid for a rental car the FBI knows was driven by them between San Diego and
Phoenix for their visits with hijacker Hani Hanjour in the fall of 2000.
Al Hazmi and Al Mihdhar lived with Hanjour in a San Diego apartment from February
2000 to September 2000 and had limousines pick them up for short rides in the middle of
Then Al Hazmi and Al Midhar moved to the house of long time FBI counter intelligence
informant Abdussattar Shaikh in September 2000 where their rent was paid for by a
Saudi Omar al-Bayoumi who worked for officials of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Los
Angeles. Al-Bayoumi is believed by the FBI to be an intelligence officer. Al-Bayoumi
put Al Hazmi and Al Mihdhar in contact with their new landlord and FBI informant
Shaikh at the local mosque where Shaikh was a leader of the mosque.
According to an October 5, 2002 article in the New York Times the FBI refused to allow
the San Diego FBI informant Abussattar Shaikh and his handler, FBI agent Steven Butler
to testify before the Congressional hearings on 9/11 about their monitoring of 9/11
hijackers Al Hazmi, Hani Hanjour and Al Hamdi:
"As for Butler, his criticism of FBI headquarters and the intelligence community,
in general, led to a punitive transfer and he left the FBI in disgust."
What is important for the Commission to note is that the 9/11 Congressional report states
the best chance the FBI had to unravel the 9/11 plot was by paying more attention to the
FBI informant Abdussattar Shaikh who lived with Al Hazmi and Al Mihdhar.
4. FBI agent Ken Williams sent a memo to an FBI unit in the CTC directed by Dale
Watson in the early summer of 2001. William's memo warned of Al Qaeda plans to use
hijacked airlines inside the US based on information Williams had learned about hijacker
Hani Hanjour from informant Adjai Collins. One should wonder if Williams's memo was
also based on information learned about Hani Hanjour co-hijackers Atta, Al Mihdhar and
Al Hazmi from FBI agent Butler and FBI informant Abdussattar Shaikh. Williams's
memo to an FBI CTC unit was ignored and Watson claimed he did not learn of the
Williams memo in time.
5. While the FBI CTC units ignored Williams, Williams persisted and contacted the CIA
directly in the early summer of 2001 about his evidence and concerns pertaining to
Al Qaeda training pilots for attacks inside the US. Williams was reprimanded for going to
The Commission should determine if the Williams memo and conversations with the CIA
reached Cofer Black of the CIA part of CTC AND if William's information was included
in the CIA report concerning Al Qaeda attacks inside the US discussed by Dr. Rice at
President Bush's Daily Brief on August 6, 2001. If this information was not provided in
the CIA report and part of Dr. Rice's briefing on Aug 6, 2001, then the Commission
should determine why it was not especially since then it should have been because the
CIA knew about it in detail from Ken Williams in time to put it in the CIA report for Dr.
The Commission needs to be fully aware that according to Senate Intelligence Committee
staff Director Eleanor Hill, the White House ordered the classifying and withholding
from Congress all information the US knew about terror mastermind Khalid Mohammed
and his 9/11 plot plans, the foreign [Saudi] sponsorship of the plans with money and help
to 9/11 hijackers Al Hazmi and Al Mihdhar and Hani Hanjour via Saudi Omar Al-Bayoumi
and all antecedent information the President was told about the 9/11 plot before
The 9/11 Congressional report leaves out the most important facts that the information
from Ken Williams memo (that reached the CIA) was specific about Al Qaeda attacks
INSIDE the US using hijacked airlines with the very hijacker pilots ATTA, HANJOUR,
AL MIHDHAR and AL HAZMI that lived with and/or visited and were helped by the FBI
informant Abdussattar Shaikh and with the help of the Saudi Omar Al-Bayomi.
The Commission should review and investigate why this information is not in the final
900-page 9/11 report issued by Congress and why the information was withheld from
Congress even though part of it may have once been in the redacted 28 pages of the
I received a phone call from James Lewis, the staff director (who helped write and
assemble the 900 page report) for the House Intelligence Committee over this story
BEFORE the Congressional report on 9/11 came out. Lewis told me that I could provide
him with information if I wanted to but he also advised me that I would be under
investigation by law enforcement such as the FBI for anything I told him or provided him
Before the Congressional report came out I also had a phone discussion about this same
information with James Hensler, the staff director for the Senate Intelligence Committee
who also helped write the 9/11 Congressional report. The OKC attorney with whom I
have closely worked for almost 9 years, Michael Johnston wrote Mr. Lewis and Mr
Hensler providing some of this information before the 9/11 Congressional report came
out. Mr. Johnston received no response and none of the information was included in the
9/11 Congressional report.
The discussion in items 1-5 above and in items 6-7 below provides a very strong basis to
conclude that Congress was not fully informed and in fact blocked by White House
actions and classifications over the 9/11 plot plans of Khalid Mohammed and what the
FBI ,CIA , CTC and Bush and Clinton administrations knew or should have known from
tracking the 9/11 hijacker pilots for several years before 9/11.
6. George Tenet has said publicly and recently that he and the CIA only got incomplete
information - a first name and a phone number - two years before the 9/11 attacks, from
German intelligence about a member of the Hamburg cell of Atta and Zarrah, namely
9/11 hijacker Al Shehhi.
The Tenet public explanation about Al Shehhi is inconsistent with published accounts that
CIA agent David Edger monitored the Hamburg cell of Atta, Al Shehhi and Zarrah for
almost four years before the 911 attacks with an informant Dakalzani. The CIA and FBI
also appear to not want it publicly learned that a member of the Hamburg cell, Ziah
Jarrah, had his ticket purchased on the Pennsylvania 9/11 flight by an employee of
Oklahoma University (OU) with the knowledge of the FBI at the time when CIA agent
Edger was in Norman working with Tenet's mentor, David Boren, the former Chairman
of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Chancellor of OU. Ziah Jarrah's uncle
supported Ziah while working for German intelligence and Abu Nidal.
7. In 1998-2000 the CIA learned from monitoring a Malaysian meeting with Hambali and
other Al Qaeda members that Zacahrias Moussaoui was Al Qaeda. And Moussaoui was
sent from Paris via the Hamburg cell by Khalid Mohammed to live with US citizen and
FBI informant Melvin Lattimore while attending the Norman OK Airman flight school.
Lattimore's credit card was used to buy bomb-making materials in the 1993 WTC
bombing. Lattimore was with McVeigh's car and two other FBI informants in OKC at
the time of the OKC bombing and was named to the FBI as part of the OKC bombing one
day after the bombing. CIA operative Khalid Mohammed used Lattimore for roles in the
1993 WTC, the OKC and the 9/11 attacks.
The CIA's top man at the CTC, Cofer Black, was in a position to have known and to have
told Tenet about the connections of Moussaoui with Al Qaeda and his monitoring in OK
by FBI informant Melvin Lattimore. Groups associated with the CTC blocked Minnesota
FBI agents from searching Moussaoui's computer when the FBI (Dale Watson) and CIA
(Black) CTC knew from 1998 -2000 that Moussauoi was Al Qaeda and training for a
terror mission with hijacked airliners.
8. OKC bombing witness Gloria Smith is the Director of the Travelers Aid that was down
the street from the bombed Murrah Federal building in OKC. Smith and three of her
co-workers saw three key suspects that were FBI informants with McVeigh's car at the
One of the suspects is the known terrorist and the long time FBI informant, Melvin
Lattimore who is also a Black Muslim originally from St Louis.
Lattimore was Zacharias Moussaoui's roommate who Khalid Mohammed had sent via
Paris and the Hamberg cell to live with Lattimore while Moussaoui attended the Norman
OK flight school. Lattimore's credit card was used to buy bomb-making materials for the
Khalid Mohammed planned and Ramzi Yousef executed 1993 WTC attack. Other
informants named Lattimore to the FBI one day after the OKC bombing as a participant
in the OKC bombing. Yet the FBI did nothing adequate about the FBI informant Melvin
Lattimore was Federally imprisoned in November 2001 for carrying a weapon in
violation of a prior felony conviction of stockpiling explosives. Lattimore was to have
been released in November 2003. Lattimore's attorney was Susan Otto, McVeigh's original
attorney, who once told attorney Stephen Jones that Jones' opinion of the US government
would never be the same if Jones learned what the US government's role in the OKC
bombing had been. Jones described the Otto statement in his book "Others Unknown".
Melvin Lattimore worked with Khalid Mohammed to help do the 1993 WTC, the OKC
and the 9/11 attacks all while known to the FBI. Adanan Shukrijumah was sent to
Oklahoma after 9/11with two other Al Qaeda accomplices by Khalid Mohammed to
conduct terrorist acts on the US. The men are pilots and are believed to be carrying small
footprint WMDS. The FBI claims that they cannot find the men even though the FBI has
confirmed that the men were inside the US twice in 2003.
Lattimore is now is out of prison and could harm Smith. The DOJ and FBI should get
Lattimore off the street before he could harm Smith. Unless Lattimore is found and
stopped, Lattimore can connect up again with a known Al Qaeda terrorist Adan
Shukrijumah at large inside the US and sent by Khalid Mohammed to attempt another
terror attack inside the US.
Even as an FBI informant, Lattimore should still be considered as a terrorist and the
911 Commission should understand that the FBI has proven three times that the FBI's
awareness of Lattimore failed to stop the 1993 WTC, the OKC and the 9/11 attacks. A
fourth attempt by the FBI to monitor Lattimore to track Al Qaeda and other terrorists like
Adnan Shukrijumah could once again prove to be a fatal mistake.
The other two suspects and known FBI informants identified with Lattimore and
McVeigh's car by Smith and her co-workers at the Travelers Aid in OKC were Peter
Langan and James Rosencrans. See item 9 also.
Langan was taken out of prison by the FBI and Secret Service in 1994 to do undercover
work on domestic and foreign terrorism inside the US. While working for the FBI he
robbed banks in the MidWest, was photographed painting hand grenades at the FBI
infiltrated compound, Elohim City, and was with Rosencrans and Lattimore at the
Travelers aid with McVeigh's car just before the OKC bombing.
Rosencrans was a drug dealer and Fortier's next-door neighbor in Arizona. Rosencrans
was allowed by the FBI to keep the proceeds from the pawning of guns that were stolen
from gun dealer Roger Moore, the FBI and prosecutors had testified (perjury) were used
to fund the OKC bombings. Rosencrans was the FBI's star witness against McVeigh at
the Federal Grand Jury in OKC in June and July 1995. Yet Rosencrans had large amounts
of ammonium nitrate like [that which was] used to make the OKC bomb found dumped in his back yard right after the OKC bombing.
Smith has high quality photographs of Lattimore, Langan and Rosencrans that match her
eyewitness descriptions extremely well. Smith spoke directly with Rosencrans at the
At least 6 different FBI agents interviewed and brow beat Smith and three co-workers
over their eyewitness accounts over a six-month period. The agents took few notes, did
no FBI 302 interview reports to be passed on to the courts and would not allow the
witnesses to work with a famous FBI sketch artist in town. The FBI agents were
particularly aggressive toward the witnesses about Lattimore and tried to make the
witnesses change their stories about Lattimore.
A major news network and other witnesses have validated and independently confirmed
Smith's account of Lattimore and other men with McVeigh and McVeigh's car in OKC
before the OKC bombing. Other witnesses and the news network also place Lattimore
with McVeigh and other terrorists at an OKC motel before the OKC bombing and also a
few months before the 9/11 attacks.
The Smith story is an indictment of officials in the Clinton and Bush administrations. AG
John Ashcroft and IG Glen Fine of the DOJ personally received and acknowledged
receipt of letters from Gloria Smith in the summer of 2001 about suspects seen by her at
the Travelers Aid with McVeigh's car and about the criminal malfeasance of FBI agents
toward her, her coworkers and the US criminal justice system. But Ashcroft, Fine and the
FBI never followed up.
The FBI misconduct and behavior toward Smith and her co-workers and the FBI's
deliberate mishandling of their eyewitness accounts may have been an officially ordered
cover-up by Clinton officials high up in the FBI or White House particularly because
these FBI agents' conduct was unlike that of other FBI agents Smith has worked with for
years and known of them to be very efficientand professional note takers and FBI 302
report writers and willing to have sketch artists work with witnesses over serious crimes
like the OKC bombing. While the initial FBI deliberate inaction was during the Clinton
administration, the deliberate inaction continued within the FBI under Bush and
especially by IG Glen Fine and AG Ashcroft of the DOJ.
In a recently taped interview with Fox News Dallas, Smith told Fox that she felt that if
Ashcroft and Fine had acted on her information and followed up on Lattimore, the 9/11
attacks would have been less likely.
9. There is evidence to the effect that Khalid Mohammed was in OKC in March and
April 1995 to help in the OKC bombing the planning of which Khalid appears to have
assisted Terry Nichols with in the Philippines in January 1995. CIA official Robert Baer
told OKC attorney Mike Johnston that the time line of Khalid's activities supported
Khalid being in OKC at that time.
Further, there are witnesses associated with a Hamas and Palestinian operative who
describe seeing and talking to Khalid in OKC at that time. And there are witnesses that
sketched two ME looking men, including a man looking strikingly similar to Khalid
(same height, build and beard), casing the Murrah building a few days before the OKC
bombing. The sketches were shown to the FBI right after the bombing but were
deliberately ignored by FBI agents. There are also sources close to former CIA director
Admiral [James] Woolsey that also assert Khalid Mohammed was in OKC during March and
possibly April 1995.
Robert Baer also complained to Bill Gertz of the Wahsington Times in a published
interview in 2002 that Baer was ignored and rebuffed for over a year by the Bush
administration to try and track down Kahlid Mohammed. Baer then worked with WSJ
reporter Danny Pearle to find Khalid. Unfortunately, Khalid beheaded Pearle as a result.
But the incident finally motivated the Bush administration to then try harder to capture
Khalid. Khalid was captured in March 2003.
10. This item should be known by the CIA and Tenet and should also be investigated by
the 9/11 Commission:
Federal court testimony revealed that gun dealer Roger Moore was an FBI and CIA
operative at the time he knew McVeigh and encouraged him for almost two years to
attack Federal buildings and do the OKC bombing to "combat the "new world order"
according to Moore's letters to McVeigh. Moore had a CIA based contract to build
nitromethane (believed used with ammonium nitrate and fuel oil in the OKC bombing
and sought out by McVeigh and Fortier in OKC) powered drug interdiction boats in
Florida with HW Bush close associate Aranow, involved in Iran Contra. Moore also
introduced McVeigh to an explosives chemist, Steve Coburn in Arizona before the OKC
Moore is the man who testified at the Nichols Federal trial and recanted his testimony in
a published letter a few months later. Nothing was ever done to Moore about his false
testimony. The US prosecutors had claimed that guns were stolen from Moore to help
pay for the OKC bombing. The problem with that false reason is that at least one of the
guns they claimed were stolen was not stolen at all but in fact belonged to Terry Nichols.
Moore's alias with McVeigh, Robert Miller, was used by FBI informant Peter Langan
(see item 7.) on a phony drivers license found with Langan's belongings.
Langan's father was a high level official at the CIA. Langan was taken out of Federal
prison in 1994 by the FBI and Secret Service to do undercover work on domestic and
foreign intelligence. Langan was filmed by BATF informant Carol Howe at the FBI and
CIA infiltrated Elohim City compound in OK where CIA, FBI and German intelligence
informant Andreas Strassmeyer also worked. Strassmeyer worked with Colonel Petroskie
connected to the CIA and was protected by the US State Department and FBI during
undercover operations (1989-1995) at the Elohim compound in Oklahoma including
Strassmeyer contacts with Tim McVeigh.
The other problem is that the FBI permitted FBI and DEA informant James Rosencrans
(Fortier's neighbor) to sell guns stolen from Moore and keep the proceeds for himself
allegedly because McVeigh and Fortier owed Rosencrans money for drug deals.
Rosencrans testified against McVeigh twice at the Federal grand jury in OKC in 1995
even though he brandished guns at FBI agents and even though large amounts of
ammonium nitrate (like used in the OKC bomb) were found dumped in his back yard.
11. The CIA and Tenet should know that Iraqi Heidar Barbouti of Houston (son of Dr
Ishan Barbouti described in item1) may have assisted the Iraqi Al Hussain Hussaini after
the OKC bombing even though Hussaini was seen by many reliable witnesses with
McVeigh before and at the time of the OKC bombing. Hussaini was brought to the US
under the direction of former CIA director Admiral Woolsey and President HW Bush
along with other Iraqis after the Gulf War.
Hussaini was permitted to roam free by the FBI for years and was a baggage handler at
Bostons' Logan airport used by the 9/11 hijacker around the time of the 9/11 attacks. For
more on Hussaini please see item 18.
The CIA and Tenet should know that Heidar Barbouti bought the luggage that carried
the bomb that blew up the Lockerbie flight with direct Iraqi help.
12. The CIA and Tenet should know that the acting CIA director at the time of the OKC
bombing, Admiral William Studdeman (see addendum) publicly stated in published
accounts that the OKC bombing was an act of International terrorism shortly after the
OKC bombing while making a speech in Chicago.
13. The CIA, FBI (Freeh) and Tenet know that OKC bombing provocateur Andreas
Strassmeyer knew and encouraged McVeigh while Strassmeyer was an FBI asset and a
CIA asset (with Colonel Petroskie) in the US from 1989 until 1995 and, like 9/11 hijacker
Ziad Jarrah, was involved directly with German intelligence. Strassmeyer was also
protected from arrest in Oklahoma near the FBI infiltrated compound Elohim City by the
US State Department in 1999.
14. FBI SAC Danny Defenbaugh (former OK Bomb Inspector) tracked known Al Qaeda
terrorists in Dallas and the US and around the world for years using FBI agents AND
Dallas police officers from 1997 to 2000 when he should have arrested them. These
terrorists are believed to have helped in the 9/11 attacks and possibly in the OKC
bombing (see below). The Dallas chief of police at the time, Terrell Bolton publicly
objected on TV to his not being adequately informed by Defenbaugh's activities with
Bolton's Dallas police officers.
15. A number of FBI agents like Robert Wright of Chicago have publicly complained
that they were only allowed to follow known terrorists for years inside the US but never
allowed to open a criminal investigation against them for prosecution and arrest.
16. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh told the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senator
Orin Hatch in May 1995 that the FBI was monitoring known Abu Nidal terror cells in
Dallas, LA and Virginia without taking them off the streets. Freeh told the committee that
the FBI was also deliberately helping known terrorist individuals come into the US to
populate and track the Nidal cells for years.
The problem with this policy by Freeh which the Judiciary Committee did not object to is
that while Abu Nidal worked directly for Iraq he trained terror mastermind Khalid
Mohammed, his nephew Ramzi Yousef (1993 WTC bombing), along with 9/11 terror
hijackers Mohammed Atta and Ziad Jarrah.
17. Senator Orin Hatch openly told journalist Cal Thomas for a 1998 published interview
that the FBI was closely monitoring (but not taking off the streets) over 2000 known
terrorists INSIDE the US.
18. FBI and Israeli intelligence agents jointly monitored the Al Arian terrorist group in
Florida for almost 13 years without taking the group and Al Arian off the streets. The FBI
also monitored the activities of Syrian Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Sallah while he was
working in Florida with the Al Arian group. There was a raid by Federal authorities in
OKC on March 13, 1995 in connection with the OKC bombing when authorities were
trying to find an associate of the Al Arian group connected to Ramadan Sallah and
professor Sami Al Arian.
Dual Israeli and US intelligence asset William Northrup was sent immediately from
Florida to warn OKC FBI officials on April 17, 1995 of a possible Middle Eastern
assisted terror attack on the Murrah and one other federal building across the street from
Murrah in OKC. Northrup knew the Pentagon terror advisor Jesse Clear for over 20 years
and gave Clear and others his account. Northrup also told a radio news audience in OKC
in 1998 that Israeli and German intelligence told the US government that ME terrorists
were involved in the OKC bombing.
In an affidavit more than 100-pages long, FBI Agent Kerry Myers detailed the long
investigation of former University of South Professor Sami Al-Arian.
Myers, an anti-terrorism expert who once testified in the case against Oklahoma City
bomber Timothy McVeigh, also said Al-Arian and the others provided advice on the
terrorist group's structure, financing, organization and relationships with other terrorist
groups, including Hamas [appear tied to PLO activist Dr. Samir Khalil of OKC and the
OKC bombing]. They used the University of Southern Florida USF as a cover and
brought other terrorists into the United States "under the guise of academic conferences,
meetings and employment."
This included a conference in OKC in December 1991 with Hamas members taped by
Steve Emerson for his video "Jihad in America". The attendees to the conference openly
discussed attacking the WTC. And in 1997 Emerson gave an interview with Chris Ruddy
in which Emerson said that there would be many repeated attempts to bring down the
WTC until it succeeded. Emerson worked with FBI Deputy director Buck Revel and
Israeli Counter terrorism official Yigal Carmone. Carmone publicly stated soon after the
OKC bombing that foreign terrorists were involved in the OKC bombing and offered
Israel's help to Clinton from Israeli Prime Minister Rabin.
Former House Intelligence Chairman Dave McCurdy from Oklahoma wrote an article for
the Oklahoma Gazette in May 1995 in which McCurdy stated that demolition agents
associated with a large Hamas cell in Oklahoma likely contributed to helping in the OKC
A ME male was with Terry Nichols and two other accomplices at Newkirk Oklahoma
and headed toward OKC with a Ryder truck on the afternoon before the OKC bombing.
The FBI and BATF interviewed three witnesses to this incident including two school
teachers and the wife of a police officer. The witnesses identified the ME male from a
good sketch the FBI showed them. None of this information was ever brought up at trial.
On the morning of the OKC bombing a ME male was seen by witness John Morris Kuper
accompanying McVeigh in OKC and in front of working surveillance cameras at the
Downtown Public Library and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. The surveillance
tapes were confiscated by FBI agents immediately but were never turned over at trial.
Kuper testified at the Nichols trial. Kuper went to the FBI with his story soon after the
Two ME males were seen by witnesses with McVeigh in front of the Murrah building
and running to a late model brown Chevy truck with a bug shield that was the subject of a
public FBI APB right after the bombing. The same men and truck were later seen
speeding a few block away by witness Kay Herron moments before Murrah was bombed.
The two ME males were positively identified by Herron as the Iraqi Al Hussain Hussaini
(see item 11 also) and the Palestinian Abraham Ahmad. Hussaini and Ahmad were
employed by a Palestinian believed to be associated with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic
Jihad, Dr. Samir Khalil. Khalil was reportedly in Las Vegas in 1994 with McVeigh at the
same time and at the same motel with an Iraqi recruiter. Khalid was photographed with a
man believed to be an Iraqi intelligence agent identified as Jafar Osman within a week
after the OKC bombing. And the Pentagon terror advisor Jesse Clear knew this
The Chevy pickup was later returned painted yellow at an OKC apartment complex by
Olie Ahmad shortly after the bombing. The morning of the bombing, a group of ME
males abruptly left the same apartments without paying their rent. The truck was
impounded by FBI agent Jim Ellis who told witnesses that the truck was the same truck
used in the OKC bombing.
Yosef Bodansky, director of the House Task Force on Terrorism, wrote memos to his
boss and to the intelligence community a few months before and after the OKC bombing
stating that US intelligence believed that there could likely be a ME terrorist assisted
attack on the Murrah building. Bodansky worked for the Task Force Chairman, James
Saxton, Republican Congressman from New Jersey.
Deputy Sheriffs Dave Kochendorfer and Don Hammonds publicly stated in a news
conference and before an Oklahoma Country grand Jury that they were told by Oklahoma
Congressman Earnest Istook the night of the OKC bombing that the FBI had received a
threat from a local ME terrorist group against the Murrah building on April 9, 1995.
Kochendorfer was intentionally intimidated by FBI agent James Carlisle to try and have
Kochendorfer change his story. Carlisle falsified his FBI 302 interview report with
Kochendorfer according to Kochendorfer's account. Kochendorfer wrote a letter of
protest to the OKC FBI SAC, Mr Kucker.
In March 1995 the Newark Star Ledger, in an article by John Rudolph, published memo
excerpts from the head of the US Marshals, Eduardo Gonazales, warning of ME terrorist
attacks on US Federal buildings in Americas heartland (including the Murrah building) as
a result of a fatwah issued over the 1993 WTC bombing trials.
Federal Judge Wayne Alley and the entire OKC Federal family was warned of a pending
possible attack against an OKC Federal building in late March 1995. US prosecutor Beth
Wilkerson testified to this fact to Federal Judge Matsch in a preliminary hearing for the
Judge Alley was warned by the US Marshals and decided to stay home from work from
April 4, 1995 until after the OKC bombing. Judge Alley also told his children to take
Alley's grand children out of the Murrah day care center before the OKC bombing. This
story is reported in the Oregonian, Alleys hometown newspaper who interviewed Alley
after the OKC bombing.
FBI agents who normally visited the Murrah building on business at 9 am (two minutes
before the time of the bombing) and who brought children to the day care center were
told not to go the Murrah building on April 19, 1995. There are many witnesses to
corroborate this fact. Yet none of public victims who went to the Social Security office
and the Day care center in the Murrah building were ever warned.
19. FBI agents in Sacramento, California used Egyptian Ali Mohammed as an informant
from 1992 until 1996 while Ali Mohammed participated in AlQaeda operations around
the world. The CIA should have been aware of Ali Mohammed's operations during this
time as well. Ali Mohammed wrote Bin Ladens' terrorist training manual, not just
Mohammed Atef, according to what CIA official LC Johnson admitted to me.
Ali Mohammed helped Bin Laden write the AlQaeda terrorist manual using US
intelligence manuals and information Ali gained while he served as a US Green Beret and
worked for a time for the CIA. Ali moved Bin Laden from Sudan to Afghanistan while
CIA agent Cofer Black of the CTC was in the Sudan monitoring Bin Laden's activities.
Ali Mohammed was used by the FBI to squire Dr. Ayman Zawahiri around inside the US
in 1995 possibly along with Khalid Mohammed as well.
During that time Ali Mohammed helped Khalid Mohammed set up terrorist cells
throughout the US, trained Bin Laden terrorists in the US on how to use US intelligence
manuals and to deliver bombs, biological, chemical and possibly nuclear weapons in the
US. Ali was indicted in New York in December 1998 along with Bin Laden's secretary el
Hage for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, the Kenyan and Tanzanian
Embassy bombings and for setting up Bin Laden terrorist cells in the US.
El Hage had been living in Dallas and [was] tracked by the FBI in Dallas for several years
before his arrest. When arrested, Ali was carrying US intelligence manuals and
documents on how to plant explosive devices in public buildings. Explosive devices were
planted inside the Murrah building based on eyewitness accounts and forensic experts. In
addition to an exploded Ryder truck, evidence of exploded and non-exploded devices was
found at the scene.
FBI and CIA asset Ali Mohammed may have had a role with Khalid Mohammed in the
1995 OKC Oklahoma City bombing because of the direct participation of Ali and Khalid
Mohammed with the same men in the OKC bombing that were also involved in the 1993
WTC attacks, namely Anas and Asad Siddiqy, Mohammed Chafti (see item 1), and
Melvin Lattimore (see items 1,7,
20. FBI agents contributed funds to known Hamas terrorists inside the US for over 6
years to track the KNOWN Hamas terrorists but not take them off the streets. The
operation was approved by DOJ AG Janet Reno and included payments made to Hamas
by Phoenix FBI agent Ken Williams who was using informant Adjai Collins to also track
3 known 9/11 hijackers in Phoenix for almost 4 years before 9/11.
21. It is known as fact that, while an FBI and CIA informant, Ali Mohammed along with
Khalid Mohammed and Khalid's nephew Ramzi Yousef, assisted in the 1993 WTC
bombing. The FBI through FBI agent Nancy Floyd and informant Salem had
foreknowledge of the 1993 WTC attack.
The FBI and US Attorney in New York squired another known 1993 WTC bomb maker,
Mr. Yassin around New York for a week after the bombing while Yassin had acid burns
on his legs but showed the FBI how and where the bomb was assembled. The FBI
deliberately let Yassin go directly to Iraq. Vice President Cheney referred to Yassin last
summer in an interview as an example of an Iraqi involved in the 1993 WTC bombing.
22. There are published reports that the DOJ withheld evidence the Moussaoui case in
order to avoid having Khalid Mohammed assistant Bin Alshibh testify about this
information and to keep it from coming out in a public trial. The DOJ decision to do this
may have been based in part upon the advice of the CIA and Tenet.
A trial in Germany of an Al Qaeda member of the 9/11 hijacking team is going to be
retried because the US (based on DOJ and CIA decisions?) refused to let AlQaeda
member and Khalid Mohammed associate, Bin Alshibh testify about his knowledge of
the Hamburg cell operations monitored by CIA agent David Edger and German
intelligence. This is the situation even though German intelligence testified in the first
trial about IRAN'S role and German and CIA monitoring of the cell before 9/11.
The DOJ wants alleged dirty radiation bomber Jose Padilla tried as an enemy combatant
rather than be tried in public court even though he is a US citizen. Is this being done
because the DOJ and CIA want to avoid having the public learn of the CIA's knowledge
and previous contacts with terror mastermind Khalid Mohammed? Jose Padilla also
closely resembles a ME John Doe (with the same scar on his face) seen with McVeigh
AND Nichols in OKC at the time of the OKC bombing.
Iraq and Chinese Support for Collaborating Terror Organizations; Small
Footprint WMD Development and Proliferation by Iraq
There are also considerable questions that need to be asked of George Tenet, Dr. Kay and
Stuart Cohen about small print WMDS jointly developed by Iraq and Al Qaeda in Iraq
since at least 1998 (based on a 1998 DOJ public indictment) and shipped to terrorist
groups around the world prior to April 2003.
Cohen wrote the 2002 National Intelligence estimate and told Nightline about the small
footprint WMDS late in January 2004. Dr. Kay told Nightline and the British press that
Iraqi scientists with WMD technical know how and WMD materials started going out of
Iraq to terrorist nations such as Iran and Syria starting in 1998.
The CIA and Tenet should know that the CIA and HW Bush directly assisted Iraq AND
LIBYA (Rabthah Chemical plant and fissile materials production, uranium and
plutonium) using Iraqi Dr. Ishan Barbouti in the late 1980s to acquire US WMD based
technologies and materials in the US and overseas with the full help and involvement of
Ramzi Yousef and also possibly with his uncle Khalid Mohammed.
The CIA and Tenet also should know that Admiral Studdeman (see item 12) was directly
involved for HW Bush and the CIA to acquire and transfer US WMD technologies to
Iraq and to personally attempt to discredit the factual allegations of Texas Congressman
Henry B. Gonzalez about the transfers read on the floor of Congress on national TV and
introduced into the Congressional Record.
The Bush administration knew where and how to also take out another Al Qaeda
supporter of Iraq, Zarqawi, but rejected a Pentagon plan to take him out in 2001-2002.
Zarqawi has led the killing of US troops in Iraq to this very day and was leading Iraq's
effort to help Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri develop small footprint WMDS at Ansar AlIslam
in Iraq to be given to terrorists around the world- and they were doing this from 1998 to
A sister cell of Ansar Al Islam is in Canada and may have received WMDS and may be
assisting Adnan Shukrijumah and two accomplices sent to North America by Khalid
Mohammed and seen in the US and Canada in 2003.
Before 9/11 and after Bush took office was Bush told by Tenet (like Clinton was told by
Tenet) where Bin Laden was? Did Bush like Clinton not attempt to take out Bin Laden
when the CIA knew where he was and had an opportunity? Or did Tenet not tell Bush or
did Bush find out too late to do anything?
In 2000 and 2001 Baghdad hosted terrorism coordination and collaboration conferences
between Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri and leaders from Hamas, Al Qaeda, Islamic Jihad and
Hezbollah as well as leaders from Syria and Iran. These meetings have led to greater
cooperation, amalgamation, coordination and planning of new terror attacks around the
world since 9/11.
The meetings also resulted in the transfer and propositioning of small footprint,
concentrated and re-constitutable WMDS specifically designed for terrorist use with
these terror groups and nations around the world including Canada, the Far and Near
East, Europe, Cuba and Iran and Syria. The CIA and Tenet have only recently publicly
announced last month that these groups are now working together when the CIA has
known this since at least 2000 or earlier.
China is a leading backer of Al Qaeda with intelligence, training, money, and weapons
and safe haven. China has used Al Qaeda to attack Spain and now threaten France to
drive a wedge in the Western alliance and split off American allies. China has
proliferated nuclear missile and WMD technologies to Iraq, Iran, Syria and North Korea.
A war on terror that does not publicly address China's role in terrorism and proliferating
weapons to terrorist groups and nations is not a complete or adequate war on terrorism.
Copyright 2004 by Patrick B. Briley
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