Thursday, July 16, 2009

BBC NEWS Chaos besets 9/11 court hearing. Aafia Siddiqui claims mentally unfit for trial, husband Ali Abdul Ali at Gitmo claims same, Al-Qaeda ploy.

BBC NEWS...Chaos besets 9/11 court hearing. Aafia Siddiqui and lawyers claim she is mentally unfit for trial, her husband Ali Abdul Aziz Ali on trial in Gitmo claims the same, typical Al-Qaeda ploy.

Scenes of chaos have gripped a US military court in Guantanamo Bay where five alleged 9/11 plotters were due to appear together before a judge. All five, including alleged mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, initially refused to attend the hearing.

Walid Bin Attash, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali (HUSBAND OF AAFIA SIDDIQUI) and Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi appeared in the courtroom after the recess. Thursday's hearing was meant to focus on whether the defendants were mentally competent to represent themselves, just like what Aafia Siddiqui is doing in New York City, they are playing the Court system.

Aafia Siddiqui and her husband Ali Abdul Aziz Ali aka Ammar al-Baluchi the nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) are Al-Qaeda terrorists.

In 1993, the Al-Kifah Refugee Center in Brooklyn, New York, disbanded after media reports revealed that it had ties to all of the 1993 WTC bombers as well as the CIA, but it quickly reappeared in Boston under the new name Care International, apparently US investigators only start looking closely at Care International shortly after 9/11, when the FBI interviews several current and former employees.

Around the same time, the Fleet National Bank in Boston files a “suspicious-activity report” (SARS) with the US Treasury Department about wire transfers from the Saudi Embassy in Washington to Aafia Siddiqui, a long-time member of the Al-Kifah Refugee Center and then Care International, and her husband Dr. Mohammed Amjad Khan. Fleet National Bank investigators discover that one account used by the Boston-area couple shows repeated on-line credit card purchases from stores that “specialize in high-tech military equipment and apparel.” Khan purchased body armor, night-vision goggles, and military manuals, and then sent them to Pakistan.

The bank also investigates two transfers totaling $70,000 sent on the same day from the Saudi Armed Forces Account used by the Saudi Embassy at the Riggs Bank in Washington to two Saudi nationals living in Boston. One of the Saudis involved in the transfers lists the same Boston apartment number as Siddiqui’s. The bank then notices that Siddiqui regularly gives money to the Benevolence International Foundation, which will soon be shut down for al-alleged Qaeda ties. They also discover her connection to Al-Kifah. The bank then notices Siddiqui making an $8,000 international wire transfer on December 21, 2001, to Habib Bank Ltd., “a big Pakistani financial institution that has long been scrutinized by US intelligence officials monitoring terrorist money flows.” [Newsweek, 4/7/2003]

In April or May 2002, the FBI questions Siddiqui and Khan for the first time and asks them about their purchases. [Boston Globe, 9/22/2006] But the two don’t seem dangerous, as Siddiqui is a neuroscientist who received a PhD and studied at MIT, while Khan is a medical doctor. Plus they have two young children and Siddiqui is pregnant. There are no reports of US intelligence tracking them or watch listing them. Their whole family moves to Pakistan on June 26, 2002, but then Siddiqui and Khan get divorced soon thereafter.

Siddiqui comes back to the US briefly by herself from December 25, 2002, to January 2, 2003. Majid Khan appears to have met with Aafia Saddiqui who is a MIT grad in microbiology, she had access to Anthrax while working at Brandeis Univ in Boston. Assistant United States Attorney Eric Bruce claimed that MIT graduate Aafia Siddiqui was willing to help with an anthrax attack. Eric Bruce repeatedly referred to a planned chemical attack by Majid Khan but never described the plot or when and where it would occur. He said a woman affiliated with al-Qaida opened a Maryland post office box in the names of herself and Majid Khan so immigration documents could be sent there.

Aafia Siddiqui rented P.O. Box #187XX Baltimore MD 21206 for Majid Khan while he was in Pakistan meeting with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Al Qaeda facilitator Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali , otherwise known as Ammar al-Baluchi, states that he ordered Aafia Siddiqui to help get travel documents for Majid Khan who intended to blow up gas stations and bridges and poison reservoirs in the United States.

His (Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali) biography also states that he married Siddiqui shortly before his capture, an allegation that is true, sheds light on Aafia Siddiqui's relationship to top Al Qaeda planners like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is Ammar al-Baluchi's uncle.On March 1, 2003, Pakistan announces that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) has been captured (see March 1, 2003). Some days later, Siddiqui drives away from a family house in Pakistan and disappears. Some later media reports will claim that she is soon arrested by Pakistani agents but other reports will deny it.

Reportedly, KSM quickly confesses and mentions her name as an al-Qaeda sleeper agent, working as a “fixer” for other operatives coming to the US. On March 18, the FBI puts out a worldwide alert for Siddiqui and her ex-husband Khan, but Khan has completely disappeared as well. Siddiqui will be arrested in Afghanistan in 2008 (see July 17, 2008). [Vanity Fair, 3/2005]

Ali Abdul Aziz Ali (a.k.a. Ammar al-Baluchi), a nephew of KSM and a reputed financier of the 9/11 attacks, married Siddiqui not long before her disappearance, he is now on trial at "Gitmo" with 4 other terrorists including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) claiming mental defects.

Furthermore, in 2002 Ali Abdul Aziz Ali ordered Siddiqui to help get travel documents for
Majid Kahn (no relation to Siddiqui’s first husband), who intended to blow up gas stations and bridges or poison reservoirs in the US. The US alleged that Ms Siddiqui has links to at least two of the 14 high-level al-Qaeda suspects who were moved to Guantanamo in September 2006. American prosecutors said that Ms Siddiqui opened a post office box in Maryland for Majid Khan, a former Baltimore resident now being held at the US detention centre in Guantanamo.

Uzair Paracha, 26, was convicted in Federal District Court in Manhattan in November of trying to help Majid Khan, a Pakistani member of Al Qaeda, obtain documents in 2003 to travel to the United States from Pakistan. The father of Uzair, Saifullah Paracha, is being held in Gitmo as an enemy combatant. According to trial testimony and Justice Department documents, Mr. Khan had planned with top Qaeda leaders in Pakistan to bomb underground storage tanks at gas stations in Maryland.

The US Government alleges that Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani mother of three with a biology degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate in behavioural neuroscience from Brandeis University, near Boston, is married to the nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the man who claims to have organised the September 11 terror attacks in 2001.

She is charged with attempted murder and assault for allegedly trying to kill an American interrogator in a gun battle after she was arrested outside an Afghan government compound with a handbag full of chemicals and information on chemical, biological and radiological weapons, as well as descriptions of “various landmarks” in the United States.

Bill Warner
private investigator