9/11 in the Time of Trump, part one

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Sources, notes, and selected salient references:

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General: A Review of the FBI’s Handling of Intelligence Information Related to the September 11 Attacks (unclassified edition). Completed November 2004, published June 2006.

Contains the following references:

  • “pls hold off on the CIR…” p. 240
  • an account of the Islamabad source’s identification of Khallad bin Attash in January 2001, pp. 262-278.
  • Corsi’s inability to recall becoming aware of identification of Khallad bin Attash, p.296.
  • “We question the amount of time that elapsed between [Gillespie’s] assignment and her discovery of the important information.” p. 360.

U.S. Congress, Report of the Joint Inquiry into the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.

Contains the following references:

  • CIA officer read March 5th cable about travel of al-Hazmi and a companion to Los Angeles “with interest”, p.147, p.199 of PDF.
  • CIA rejected a request from foreign authorities to become involved in search for al-Mihdhar, p. 147.
  • NSA reported information from San Diego to Yemen calls to CIA and FBI, p. 157, p. 209 of PDF.

The 9/11 Commission Report. W.W. Norton, 2004.

Contains the following references:

  • Richard Blee told his superiors that surveillance of Kuala Lumpur meeting went on past 8th January, p. 354.
  • Sherry Sabol’s denial she gave the advice Dina Corsi represented her as giving, that a criminal agent could not participate in an interview of al-Mihdhar, p. 538, endnote 81.

United States v. Zacarias Mouassaoui,

  • Defence Exhibit 939, “Substitution for the Testimony of John”
  • Defence Exhibit 682 [Corsi’s email to Bongardt saying FBI criminal agents may not be present at an interview of al-Mihdhar, Bongardt’s email saying, given there is no FISA, the “wall” does not apply.]

Guantanamo Detainee Assessment of Hambali, which calls Khalid Sheikh Mohammed by his detainee number K10024, and refers to his attendance at the Kuala Lumpur meeting in January 2000, with al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi, on p.8.

George Tenet, At the Center of the Storm. HarperCollins, 2007. (Refers to Richard Blee’s comment that “They’re coming here”, p. 158)

Kevin Fenton, Disconnecting the Dots: How CIA and FBI officials helped enable 9/11 and evaded government investigations. TrineDay, 2011. (Book Depository [does not reflect subsequently changed subtitle] / TrineDay)

Lawrence Wright, “The Agent”. The New Yorker, 10 July, 2006. (An account of Ali Soufan’s requests for information to the CIA about a meeting of bin Laden associates in southeast Asia.)

David E. Kaplan and Kevin Whitelaw, “Pieces of the 9/11 Puzzle”, US News and World Report, March 7, 2004. (Contains NSA claim that neither contents of physics of the San Diego to Yemen hub calls suggested U.S. link.)

Who is Rich Blee? Podcast on Alec Station (source of the clips of Mark Rossini on Margaret Gillespie and Richard Clarke on arresting the alleged hijackers).

People Who Poo Podcast #3 Shaman Eric and Cecile: music used in my podcast recorded at the end of this podcast.


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