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FTR #750 Surveying the Scene with Daniel Hopsicker

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Intro­duc­tion: This broad­cast catch­es up with some areas of research and inter­est  on the part of the hero­ic inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist Daniel Hop­sick­er, the author of Wel­come to Ter­ror­land and Bar­ry and the Boys, as well as the edi­tor and writer of Mad­cow Morn­ing News, which Mr. Emory calls “The Herd Shot ‘Round the World.”

We begin with Daniel’s account of a vis­it by Antho­ny Sum­mers, a respect­ed BBC jour­nal­ist and author of some excel­lent books about the JFK assas­si­na­tion, among oth­er top­ics. Writ­ing a book about 9/11, Sum­mers vis­it­ed with Daniel Hop­sick­er for sev­er­al weeks, in order to gath­er infor­ma­tion about Rudi Dekkers, Wal­ly Hilliard and the avi­a­tion school milieu through which Mohamed Atta and com­pa­ny infil­trat­ed the Unit­ed States.

Daniel expressed his extreme dis­ap­point­ment that Sum­mers did­n’t use any of that infor­ma­tion in his book.

We then revis­it­ed the cir­cum­stances of Ruki Dekkers, one of Atta’s clos­est asso­ciates. Although he was arrest­ed for drug traf­fick­ing, informed sources expressed skep­ti­cism that he would ever go to tri­al.

Next, we explored the own­er­ship of the plane in which beloved Mex­i­can-Amer­i­can singer Jen­ni Rivera died. The air­craft was owned by major drug traf­fick­ers.

We also reviewed infor­ma­tion about Wachovia. Tak­en over by Wells Far­go, Wachovia relied on the laun­der­ing of funds from Latin drug traf­fick­ing car­tels.

Much of the pro­gram cen­tered on dis­cus­sion of the Boston Marathon bomb­ings of 2013, high­light­ing intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty con­nec­tions to the jihadists who per­pe­trat­ed the bomb­ing.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: the Marathon bombers’ Uncle Rus­lan’s appar­ent con­nec­tions to the CIA; review of Rudi Dekkers’ career and an overview of the Huff­man Avi­a­tion milieu and its con­nec­tions to the 9/11 attacks; dis­cus­sion of for­mer CIA offi­cer Gra­ham Fuller and his con­nec­tions to the Tsar­naev fam­i­ly; Mr. Emory’s overview on the attacks.

1. We begin with Daniel’s account of a vis­it by Antho­ny Sum­mers, a respect­ed BBC jour­nal­ist and author of some excel­lent books about the JFK assas­si­na­tion, among oth­er top­ics. Writ­ing a book about 9/11, Sum­mers vis­it­ed with Daniel Hop­sick­er for sev­er­al weeks, in order to gath­er infor­ma­tion about Rudi Dekkers, Wal­ly Hilliard and the avi­a­tion school milieu through which Mohamed Atta and com­pa­ny infil­trat­ed the Unit­ed States.

Daniel expressed his extreme dis­ap­point­ment that Sum­mers did­n’t use any of that infor­ma­tion in his book. Sad­ly Daniel did not wish to explore a path of inquiry that Mr. Emory raised: the fact that Sum­mers’ pub­lish­er was Ran­dom House, owned by Ber­tels­mann. With Mohamed Atta being deeply immersed in a Ger­man milieu with obvi­ous links to the Under­ground Reich, it seems unlike­ly that Sum­mers would have been able to explore Hop­sick­er’s work to the fullest extent.

2. We then revis­it­ed the cir­cum­stances of Ruki Dekkers, one of Atta’s clos­est asso­ciates. Although he was arrest­ed for drug traf­fick­ing, informed sources expressed skep­ti­cism that he would ever go to tri­al.

3. Next, we explored the own­er­ship of the plane in which beloved Mex­i­can-Amer­i­can singer Jen­ni Rivera died. The air­craft was owned by major drug traf­fick­ers.

4. After dis­cussing the late, unfor­tu­nate Ms. Rivera, reviewed infor­ma­tion about Wachovia. Tak­en over by Wells Far­go, Wachovia relied on the laun­der­ing of funds from Latin drug traf­fick­ing car­tels.

5. Much of the pro­gram cen­tered on dis­cus­sion of the Boston Marathon bomb­ings of 2013, high­light­ing intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty con­nec­tions to the jihadists who per­pe­trat­ed the bomb­ing.

6. Daniel not­ed that Uncle Rus­lan (uncle of the Tsar­naev broth­ers) had been mar­ried to the daugh­ter of Gra­ham Fuller, a for­mer CIA sta­tion chief in Kab­ul (Afghanistan). Uncle Rus­lan head­ed the Chechen Con­gress Inter­na­tion­al, an appar­ent CIA front that oper­at­ed out of Gra­ham Fuller’s res­i­dence.

Pre­vi­ous­ly, Rus­lan had worked for a sub­sidiary of Hal­libur­ton. (Hal­libur­ton was for­mer­ly head­ed, of course, by Dick Cheney.)

7. Mr. Emory high­light­ed sev­er­al key points about the Boston Marathon bomb­ing and the milieu of the appar­ent bombersThe Boston bomb­ing sus­pects’ uncle appears to have worked both for AID (a fre­quent intel­li­gence cov­er) and for a sub­sidiary of Halliburton–Dick Cheney’s old com­pa­ny. Mr. Emory not­ed that he had dis­cussed the sup­port for Cau­casian jihadists by the GOP/Underground Reich fac­tion of U.S. intel­li­gence in FTR #710.

  •  TheT­sar­naev broth­ers wor­shipped at a Mus­lim Broth­er­hood-con­nect­ed mosque in Boston that was once admin­is­tered by Abdu­rah­man Alamoudi–a pro­tege of Grover Norquist and among the focal points of the Oper­a­tion Green Quest raids of 3/20/2002. Norquist’s pro­tege Alam­ou­di proved to be a senior financier of Al Qae­da. The mosque had numer­ous links to ter­ror­ist inci­dents over the years.
  •  Both the FBI and CIA, as well as the Russ­ian author­i­ties had inves­ti­gat­ed Tamer­lan before. As not­ed by Dave Gaubatz, U.S. law enforce­ment has relied on the Broth­er­hood and its front orga­ni­za­tions such as the Mus­lim Amer­i­can Soci­ety.
  •  If the comatose Amer­i­can peo­ple and our som­nam­bu­lent press corps had tak­en care of busi­ness with regard to the Oper­a­tion Green Quest raids, we would­n’t be in this posi­tion.
  •  The al-Taqwa/­Op­er­a­tion Green Quest milieu heav­i­ly over­laps indi­vid­u­als and insti­tu­tions involved in train­ing chap­lains for both prison pop­u­la­tions and the mil­i­tary. With that kind of ide­ol­o­gized preach­ing find­ing its way into those milieux, we should not be sur­prised at a recur­rence of “lone wolf” jihadis, sim­i­lar to and–perhaps–overlapping the “lead­er­less resis­tance” tac­tic long pur­sued by neo-Nazi and fas­cist ele­ments.
  •  A major focal point of Chech­nyan jihadism is in Boston, evolved from the Al Kifah orga­ni­za­tion, renamed CARE (not to be con­fused with the UN char­i­ty.) That milieu is inex­tri­ca­bly linked with the 1993 attack on the World Trade Cen­ter.
  •  In turn, some of the Al Kifah/CARE oper­a­tives pur­sued by the gov­ern­ment were employ­ees of the PTech cor­po­ra­tion, that devel­oped crit­i­cal soft­ware for numer­ous fed­er­al agen­cies with juris­dic­tion in the 9/11/21001 attacks.
  •  As dis­cussed in FTR #467, PTech is inex­tri­ca­bly linked with the over­lap­ping milieux of Oper­a­tion Green Quest and the Bank al-Taqwa.
  •  In an update to this orig­i­nal post, we note that Tamer­lan Tsar­naev was in pos­ses­sion of white-suprema­cist, far right-wing lit­er­a­ture and was appar­ent­ly influ­enced by it. We have seen col­lab­o­ra­tion between white suprema­cist­s/­neo-Nazis and Islamists before. 
  •  Fur­ther reportage on Tsar­naev’s Nazi/white suprema­cy links reveals that among the influ­ences on him was “The Amer­i­can Free Press,” pub­lished by Willis Car­to. Car­to is best known as the edi­tor of The Spot­light, a neo-Nazi news­pa­per that achieved con­sid­er­able cir­cu­la­tion. Car­to is alleged to have been the ghost­write for Eddie the Friend­ly Spook’s Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of choice Ron Paul. 
  •  Note, also, the appar­ent influ­ence of the “Zeit­geist” film on Tsar­naev. A fas­cist “Truther” film, it is filled with Jew­ish banker con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries and exem­pli­fies the sort of fas­cist ide­ol­o­gy that has influ­enced the so-called Truther move­ment. Jared Lee Laugh­n­er also appears to have been influ­enced by the film.

 

 

 

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  1. http://www.browardbulldog.org/2014/07/new-fbi-records-a-chilling-find-in-a-dumpster-911-person-of-interest-re-enters-u‑s/

    July 1, 2014 at 5:01 am
    New FBI records: A chill­ing find in a dump­ster; 9/11 “per­son of inter­est” re-enters U.S.
    By Dan Chris­tensen and Antho­ny Sum­mers, BrowardBulldog.org

    Fresh­ly released, but heav­i­ly-cen­sored FBI doc­u­ments include tan­ta­liz­ing new infor­ma­tion about events con­nect­ed to the Sara­so­ta Saud­is who moved sud­den­ly out of their home, leav­ing behind cloth­ing, jew­el­ry and cars, about two weeks before the 9/11 ter­ror­ist attacks.

    The doc­u­ments were released to BrowardBulldog.org Mon­day amid ongo­ing Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Act lit­i­ga­tion. The news orga­ni­za­tion sued in 2012 after being denied access to the Bureau’s file on a once secret inves­ti­ga­tion focus­ing on Abdu­laz­iz al-Hijji, his wife, Anoud and her father Esam Ghaz­za­wi, an advi­sor to a Sau­di prince.

    An FBI let­ter accom­pa­ny­ing the doc­u­ments, the fourth batch to be released since the suit was filed, cites nation­al secu­ri­ty and oth­er rea­sons to jus­ti­fy why cer­tain infor­ma­tion was with­held. The let­ter does not explain why the doc­u­ments were not pre­vi­ous­ly acknowl­edged to exist.

    One FBI report, dat­ed April 3, 2002 recounts a chill­ing dis­cov­ery made by the Man­a­tee Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office on Hal­loween 2001.

    Deputies were called after a man with a Tunisian pass­port was observed dis­pos­ing of items in a dump­ster behind a stor­age facil­i­ty he’d rent­ed in Braden­ton.

    The man’s name is blanked out, but the report says author­i­ties who searched the dump­ster found “a self-print­ed man­u­al on ter­ror­ism and Jihad, a map of the inside of an unnamed air­port, a rudi­men­ta­ry last will and tes­ta­ment, a weight to fuel ratio cal­cu­la­tion for a Cess­na 172 air­craft, flight train­ing infor­ma­tion from the Flight Train­ing Cen­ter in Venice and print­ed maps of Pub­lix shop­ping cen­ters in Tam­pa Bay.”

    The Flight Train­ing Cen­ter is where 9/11 hijack pilot Ziad Jar­rah, who was at the con­trols of Unit­ed Flight 93 when it crashed in Shanksville, Pa, took fly­ing lessons.

    The three para­graphs that fol­low are com­plete­ly blanked out. The rea­sons cit­ed include infor­ma­tion “specif­i­cal­ly autho­rized under cri­te­ria estab­lished by [pres­i­den­tial] exec­u­tive order to be kept secret in the inter­est of nation­al defense or for­eign pol­i­cy.”

    The doc­u­ments were locat­ed via court-ordered text search­es using the names of the al-Hijjis and Ghaz­za­wi. U.S. Dis­trict Judge William J. Zloch is cur­rent­ly review­ing more than 80,000 pages of 9/11 records.

    Mia­mi First Amend­ment attor­ney Thomas Julin rep­re­sents BrowardBulldog.org.

    “This release sug­gests that the FBI has cov­ered up infor­ma­tion that is vital­ly impor­tant to pub­lic safe­ty,” said Julin. “It’s star­tling that after ini­tial­ly deny­ing they had any doc­u­ments they con­tin­ue to find new doc­u­ments as the weeks and months roll by. Each new batch sug­gests there are many, many more doc­u­ments.”

    “There needs to be a full scale expla­na­tion of what’s going on here,” said Julin.

    The report of the Braden­ton inci­dent includes infor­ma­tion about the al-Hijjis. The exci­sions, how­ev­er, keep secret how what hap­pened there ties back to the al-Hijjis.

    The same is true about anoth­er FBI doc­u­ment dat­ed Feb. 2, 2012.

    On that day, FBI offices in Tam­pa and Char­lotte received infor­ma­tion from Wash­ing­ton stamped “secret” stat­ing that a “per­son of inter­est” in the FBI’s mas­sive 9/11 inves­ti­ga­tion had returned to the Unit­ed States.

    The per­son, whose name is redact­ed, was report­ed to be “trav­el­ing to Texas and LA for business/tourism.” The per­son appar­ent­ly told author­i­ties upon enter­ing the coun­try that he could be reached in Char­lotte. He pro­vid­ed a phone num­ber “asso­ci­at­ed with fur­ni­ture man­u­fac­tur­ers in North Car­oli­na,” the report says.

    Details about that were blanked out. But the report also says, “Tam­pa is noti­fied that a per­son of inter­est to Tam­pa regard­ing the PENTTBOMB inves­ti­ga­tion has a valid visa for re-entry into the U.S.” PENTTBOMB is the FBI’s code name for its 9/11 inves­ti­ga­tion.

    In all, the FBI released 11 pages Mon­day. They con­tain state­ments reit­er­at­ing that the al-Hijjis had depart­ed the U.S. in haste short­ly before 9/11 and that “fur­ther inves­ti­ga­tion” had “revealed many con­nec­tions” between them and per­sons asso­ci­at­ed with “attacks on 9/11/2001.”

    Those state­ments flat­ly con­tra­dict the FBI’s pub­lic state­ments that agents found no con­nec­tion between the al-Hijjis and the 9/11 plot.

    Yet they dove­tail with the account of a coun­ter­in­tel­li­gence source who has said inves­ti­ga­tors in 2001 found evi­dence – phone records and pho­tographs of license plates snapped at the entrance to the al-Hijji’s Sara­so­ta area neigh­bor­hood – that showed Mohamed Atta, oth­er hijack­ers and for­mer Broward res­i­dent and cur­rent al Qae­da fugi­tive Adnan Shukri­jumah had vis­it­ed the al-Hijji’s home.

    None of that infor­ma­tion, or even the fact that an inves­ti­ga­tion in Sara­so­ta took place was dis­closed by the FBI to Congress’s Joint Inquiry into the attacks or the 9/11 Com­mis­sion, accord­ing to for­mer Flori­da Sen. Bob Gra­ham. Gra­ham co-chaired the joint inquiry.

    The doc­u­ments, while stamped secret, are marked as hav­ing been for­mal­ly clas­si­fied ear­li­er this month in accor­dance with the Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Infor­ma­tion Secu­ri­ty Clas­si­fi­ca­tion. The parts of the doc­u­ments that were not released are to be kept secret until 2039.

    Among oth­er things, the gov­ern­ment assert­ed that clas­si­fi­ca­tion is nec­es­sary because the cen­sored infor­ma­tion per­tains to for­eign rela­tions or for­eign activ­i­ties, includ­ing con­fi­den­tial sources.

    “This could be about infor­ma­tion con­sid­ered embar­rass­ing to Sau­di Ara­bia,” said Julin. Fif­teen of the 19 sui­cide hijack­ers were Sau­di nation­als.

    The April 2002 FBI report con­tains addi­tion­al new infor­ma­tion, though the dele­tions make its full mean­ing dif­fi­cult to dis­cern.

    It says the Tam­pa FBI office “has deter­mined that (blank) is an antag­o­nist of the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca. (Blank) resides in Jerusalem. (Blank) alleged­ly has held reg­u­lar and recur­ring meet­ings at his res­i­dence to denounce and crit­i­cize the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca and its poli­cies. (Blank) is alleged­ly an inter­na­tion­al busi­ness­man with great wealth.”

    In Novem­ber 2001, (blank) vis­it­ed the Unit­ed States for the first time. He trav­eled to Sara­so­ta, Flori­da, opened a bank account and made ini­tial queries into the pur­chase of prop­er­ty in south cen­tral Flori­da. (Blank) intends to estab­lish a Mus­lim com­pound in Cen­tral Flori­da. (Blank) revealed that (blank) is fear­ful of (blank) and fears that (blank) intends to begin offen­sive oper­a­tions against the Unit­ed States if he is able to pur­chase prop­er­ty and estab­lish a Mus­lim com­pound in Cen­tral Flori­da.”

    Three fol­low-up lines are blanked out.

    Posted by Vanfield | July 3, 2014, 10:30 am

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