about The Big Wedding
Recorded September 4, 2005
1. This interview with author and publisher Sander Hicks highlights his recently published book about 9/11 The Big Wedding . Like FTR#526, this program description differs from other descriptions in length, content and form. This interview reprised information covered in earlier descriptions and involved a fair amount of rumination by Mssrs. Hicks and Emory. The Big Wedding devotes considerable attention to the complicity of elements of the Bush administration in the attacks.
2. Much of the first side of the program consists of discussion of sting man Randy Glass, the point element in “Operation Diamondback.” A sometime operative on behalf of various organized elements, Glass and his remarkable story is one of the most prominent and most important elements in Sander’s book. Indeed, Glass’ account is one of the more compelling indications of foreknowledge on the part of elements of the government. For a riveting excerpt of the text of Big Wedding dealing in detail with Randy Glass and Operation Diamondback, see FTR#500 . Part of side one of the program features Sander playing a tape recording of a phone interview with Randy Glass.
3. Another of the important elements of discussion concerned the vitally important work of the heroic Daniel Hopsicker, author of Welcome to Terrorland. Daniel’s work can be examined at length in numerous “For The Record” programs and their descriptions. To examine excerpts of Daniel’s remarkable text, see FTR#’s 477 , 482 , 483 , 484 .
4. In addition, the program highlights Sander’s investigation of Michael Chertoff, the current head of the Department of Homeland Security. Formerly in charge of Operation Green Quest (created to halt the flow of terrorist finances), Chertoff was charged by Homeland Security employees with having frustrated the investigation while working for the Justice Department. (For more about this, see FTR#’s 462 , 464 .) That Chertoff would behave in such a way is not surprising. As Sander illustrates in The Big Wedding, Chertoff represented Dr. Magdy el-Amir, a New Jersey-based physician who apparently financed Al Qaeda. For more about the Chertoff/el-Amir relationship, see FTR#’s 495 , 500 .
5. Covering an area that few 9/11 investigators have touched, Sander sets forth some of the Nazi and fascist connections to 9/11, including the pivotally important al Taqwa milieu and the Islamofascist Muslim Brotherhood. Highlighting Youssef Nada’s links to the Third Reich and his connections to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Sander generously credits Mr. Emory’s work as a primary source for his information on the international fascist links to 9/11. The Big Wedding also underscores Francois Genoud’s connections to the events in, and around, 9/11. For more about Nada, Genoud, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Nazi and fascist connections to 9/11, see—among other programs—FTR#’s 455 , 456 . NOTE THAT CHAPTER NINE OF THE BIG WEDDING—CONTAINING THE ABOVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL FASCIST CONNECTIONS TO 9/11—IS AVAILABLE ONLINE .
6. When Mssrs. Hicks and Emory waxed philosophical, they discussed Hannah Arendt’s concept of the banality of evil, the culpability of both the mainstream press and the so-called alternative media in covering up 9/11 and other stories, as well as Sander’s republishing of J.H. Hatfield’s text Fortunate Son (an authorized biography of George W. Bush that detailed the Bush/Bin Laden business connections). Fortunate Son is excerpted in—among other programs—FTR#’s 248 , 510 .
7. Be sure to visit Sander’s website . The Big Wedding can be ordered there, or at your local retail bookstore.