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For The Record  

FTR #525 Interview with Sander Hicks

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.


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