[Mb-civic] Fw: Read This...
williamjohnson7 at comcast.net
Sat Sep 25 17:10:20 PDT 2004
> September 11, 2004
> "Intelligence Matters"
> Bob Graham's Political Tsunami
> By MIKE WHITNEY
> Senator Bob Graham's new book, "Intelligence Matters" is a political
> tsunami. Along with many unexplored allegations concerning both 9-11 and
> the war in Afghanistan, Graham creates an important link between the Bush
> Administration and the attacks of Sept. 11.
> This connection, in fact, corroborates the suspicions of many Americans
> have studied 9-11 and believe that (at the very least) the administration
> facilitated the attacks by suppressing FBI investigations of terrorist
> activity in the US.
> So, far, Graham's allegations have remained entirely unreported and do not
> appear in the 9-11 Commission's report. They are none the less stunning.
> Unbeknownst to any of us, the FBI had an "asset" who was in close contact
> with two of the Saudi terrorists located in San Diego. Actually, they were
> on such intimate terms that the FBI informer rented a home to them when he
> was traveling.
> The two Saudis, Omar al-Bayoumi and Osama Bassan, had been followed into
> the US by the CIA, but the FBI still maintains that they were not notified
> of their whereabouts; EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD AN INFORMER WORKING
> CLOSELY WITH THEM?
> How believable is that?
> As Frank Davies in the Miama Herald reports, "the staff of the
> congressional inquiry concluded that two Saudis in the San Diego area,
> al-Bayoumi and Osama Bassan, who gave significant financial support to two
> hijackers, were working for the Saudi government."
> "Al-Bayoumi received a monthly allowance from a contractor for Saudi Civil
> Aviation that jumped from $465 to $3,700 in March 2000, after he helped
> Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhdar -- two of the Sept. 11 hijackers --
> find apartments and make contacts in San Diego, just before they began
> pilot training." (Herald)
> Incredibly, when Graham tried to serve the FBI with a subpoena to produce
> the elusive "informer", (Abdussattar Shaikh) the FBI refused to accept the
> subpoena and balked at providing his location to the Senate investigating
> Graham writes that the FBI was blocked by the Bush Administration from
> either producing the informer or providing knowledge of his whereabouts.
> Up to this point, many had concluded that the FBI was hiding information
> conceal its own failings. That, however, does not explain why the
> administration would get involved.
> It also doesn't explain why both the Administration and the CIA have
> insisted that "details about the Saudi support network that benefited two
> hijackers be left out of the final congressional report."
> According to Graham, Bush said that, ''a nation-state that had aided the
> terrorists should not be held publicly to account." This, of course, is a
> dramatic departure from the fundamental tenet of the "Bush Doctrine"; that
> states are entirely responsible for terrorist activity within their
> borders. This was the logic the drove the US to war with Afghanistan.
> Graham wrote that, ``It was as if the president's loyalty lay more with
> Saudi Arabia than with America's safety.''
> This is true, but not nearly as important as the larger allegation that
> Bush Administration was ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN SUPPRESSING AN FBI
> INVESTIGATION THAT LED TO THE DEATHS OF 3000 AMERICANS.
> Graham's book provides crucial evidence that the administration can be
> implicated in the greatest case of "criminal negligence" in the nation's
> history. His claims significantly reinforce the view that the Bush regime
> "intentionally" created the conditions for a massive terrorist attack to
> facilitate their ambition of a global war for the world's dwindling oil
> It also suggests that the administration cannot afford to leave office
> according to the normal protocols. Future "investigative panels" would
> certainly uncover evidence that would only further detail the
> administration's level of involvement.
> This casts a pall over the upcoming elections.
> What are these people capable of if it looks like they might lose?
> Mike Whitney lives in Washington State. He can be reached at:
> fergiewhitney at msn.com
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