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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Muslim Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki Was Key Player In Logistics For Hijackers Before 9/11 With Links To Cleric Muneer Arafat in Sarasota, FBI Will Not Confirm Or Deny.

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The hijackers Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi were the first two hijackers into the U.S. – arriving in January 2000 at Los Angeles International Airport. One question always puzzled investigators: Why would the self-described architect of 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, send two of his most experienced operatives, who spoke virtually no English, to the ghetto of San Diego unless there was someone there to meet them.

In “The American Terrorist,” which profiled the cleric’s life (Anwar al-Awlaki) in Colorado, Southern California and Virginia before 9/11, Fox News confirmed through documents and interviews that al-Awlaki met on a regular basis with the two hijackers al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar in San Diego in 2000. It was in a small anteroom above al-Awlaki’s mosque with a single entryway. One of al-Awlaki’s closest associates, a Yemeni, Mohdar Abdullah helped the hijackers find a place to live and find jobs in San Diego.

The House committee investigation is seeking “all documents … in the possession of the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or any other DOJ entity or component” that pertain to al-Awlaki and seven other individuals, including his associate in San Diego Mohdar Abdullah and his associate in Virginia Eyad al-Rababah who directly aided the hijackers.

In addition, it is seeking “files, reports, analysis, assessments, memoranda, notes and presentation in all forms” that are related to long-closed FBI investigations of al-Awlaki in 1999. In that case, the San Diego terrorism task force was investigating an alleged link between al-Awlaki, Usama bin Laden and a “known procurement agent named Ziyad Khaleel…(who) had previously purchased a satellite phone for (bin Laden).” MORE FROM THIS SOURCE..

Ziyad Khaleel purchased a $7,500.00 satellite phone and 400 min. of time and had it sent to Osama bin-Laden for use in the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania via Khaled al-Fawwaz in London.Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat had been the roommate of Al-Qaeda procurement terrorist Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel in the St. Louis MO area during 1996 to 1999. Al-Qaeda Operative Ziyad Khaleel (aka Ziyad Sadaqa) and Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat were roommates in Columbia MO and in St. Louis, Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa went to Orlando Fl in 2000 and Imam Muneer Arafat shows up in Sarasota Fl in March 2000 just prior to Mohamed Atta and the other 9/11 hijackers. Muneer Arafat’s roommate Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa was in contact with ADEL ABDEL BARY and KHALED AL FAWWAZ prior to the 1998 US Embassy Bombings inTanzania and Kenya Africa.

"According to a September 27, 2001, FBI transcription, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, Anwar al-Awlaki (al-Aulaqi) purchased airline tickets for the following 9/11 hijackers: Mohammed Atta, America West Airlines, 08/13/2001, for a flight from Washington, DC, to Las Vegas, Nevada, to Miami, Florida. S. Suqami, Southwest Airlines, 07/10/2001, for a flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Orlando, Florida. Al-Sheri, National Airlines, 08/01/2001, for a flight from San Francisco, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada, to Miami, Florida."

The immediate section below the query is redacted, citing privacy and information compiled for law enforcement purposes. Then the document lists "Atta, Mohammed - American West Airlines, 08/13/2001, Washington DC to Las Vegas to Miami. Suqami, S. - Southwest Airlines, 07/10/2001 Ft. Lauderdale to Orlando. Al-Sheri, W. - National Airlines, 08/01/2001, San Francisco to Las Vegas to Miami."

The immediate section following is fully redacted, until a new entry says a "check for credit cards used by (hijacker) Ziad Jarrah."  Among the newly released documents are FBI searches of al-Awlaki flights and overseas phone calls as well as redacted summaries of the FBI's interviews with the cleric. He was interviewed at least four times by the Bureau in the first eight days after the attack.

It is documented in the 9/11 Commission Report, though, that two of the hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar worshipped at the cleric's small San Diego mosque in 2000. The 9/11 Commission Report also documents that al-Hazmi worshipped at the cleric's new mosque in Virginia the following spring.

In the 2003 chronology provided by the FBI, there are four citations for the Atta flight in mid-August 2001. Three of them show the ticket was paid for by a SunTrust account. The fourth citation, in which Atta appears to buy another ticket from Las Vegas, gives no method of payment. Asked to reconcile the four citations, an FBI spokeswoman said the document was a chronology, adding that not every entry would be expected to include a payment method.  The redacted FBI 2003 chronology also states that on two separate occasions, when hijacker Hani Hanjour left Arizona, he gave his forwarding address as Anwar al-Awlaki's new Virginia mosque.


Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com