Loose ends of the 9/11 web

This probably won’t get any traction in the major media, but it’s worth reading to get a picture of what may have happened on September 11, 2001:

Newly-released records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request contradict the 9/11 Commission’s report on the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and raise fresh questions about the role of Saudi government officials in connection to the hijackers.

The nearly 300 pages of a Federal Bureau of Investigation timeline used by the 9/11 Commission as the basis for many of its findings were acquired through a FOIA request filed by Kevin Fenton, a 26 year old translator from the Czech Republic. The FBI released the 298-page “hijacker timeline” Feb. 4.

The FBI timeline reveals that alleged hijacker Hamza Al-Ghamdi, who was aboard the United Airlines flight which crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center, had booked a future flight to San Francisco. He also had a ticket for a trip from Casablanca to Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

This suggests, at least, that Al-Ghamdi didn’t know he was making his last flight that morning.

Another nugget: The FBI timeline places Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, two men who would later allegedly hijack American Airlines Flight 77 and crash it into the Pentagon, at a specific apartment in San Diego, living with a man whose name is redacted from the timeline, from Jan. 15 through Feb. 2, 2000. The 9/11 Commission’s official report, however, uses a different source to place the two men in Los Angeles during those two weeks. Why?

The answer could be in a classified FBI list of suspects accidentally released by the government of Finland after 9/11. It shows a Saudi defense contractor, Omar al-Bayoumi, at the same apartment in San Diego.

Can’t have the Saudis tied up in this, now can we?

The connection between the deadliest terror attack on American soil and the government of Saudi Arabia is nothing new to intelligence pros. John Loftus reports that this link is the probably the real reason that former Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard serves a life sentence for spying on the United States for Israel.

You see, Pollard inadvertently stumbled onto what might be the most damaging secret of all:

Pollard gave the Israelis a roster that listed the identities of all the Saudi and other Arab intelligence agents we knew about as of 1984. (This has been corroborated by Israeli sources, as well.) At that time, this list, known in intelligence circles as the “blue book,” would have been relatively unimportant to the United States–but not to Israel.

Since 9/11, however, Pollard’s “blue book” is of profound interest to everyone, including the U.S. These particular agents are now a major embarrassment to the Saudis and to the handful of American spy chiefs who had employed these Saudi intelligence agents on the sly. Some of the names on this list–such as Osama Bin Laden–turned out to be leaders of terrorist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood and what we now call Al Qaeda.

In hindsight, we now know that Pollard stole the one book–that, incidentally, was alluded to in [former Secretary of Defense Casper] Weinberger’s secret memorandum–that unquestionably proves that the Americans knew as early as 1984 about the connection between the Saudis and terrorist groups.

And the cover-up continues.

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