Secret Saudi-9/11 files shed little light on terrorist ties to Sarasota family. The Sarasota Herald Tribune tried it's best to decipher the released secret 28 page report about the 9/11 hijackers in San Diego but they have no clue what happened in Sarasota County with Mohamed Atta and his crew of 9/11 hijackers from June of 2000 to at least January 2001. The Sarasota Herald Tribune never reported that the Imam at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton had been the roommate of an Al-Qaeda agent before he came to Sarasota in March 2000 or that Imam Muneer Arafat was arrested by ICE and the FBI in November 2002 and sent to testify before a Grand Jury in St Louis investigating 9/11 terrorist links. The document — with redactions still on every page — names individuals who helped the hijackers get apartments, open bank accounts and connect with local mosques in San Diego. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals, and several were not fluent in English and had little experience living in the West.
NY POST has deciphered the secret 28 page report, “Prior to September 11th, the FBI apparently did not focus investigative resources on [redacted] Saudi nationals in the United States due to Saudi Arabia’s status as an American ‘ally,’ ” states the document, part of a 2002 congressional joint inquiry into the 9/11 attacks that had been kept secret until now. In another revelation, the documents said bin Laden’s half brother, Abdullah bin Laden, was living in the United States a year after the 9/11 attacks. “He claims to work for the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington, DC, as an administrative officer,” the papers said. “When a high-level [redacted] officer was asked how the September 11 attacks might have been prevented, he cited greater Saudi cooperation, pointing to an example from the summer of 2001, when the US requested Saudi assistance, with no success,” the documents state. The unnamed New York FBI agent said the Saudis helped the United States only when it was in their own interest. The report also charges that the Saudi government may have provided support to the 9/11 hijackers.
Individuals tied to Huffman Flight School and 9/11 Hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi by FBI linked to 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota as family members appear to be Abdulaziz al-Hijji and Adel Ghazzawi son of Esam Ghazzawi. In the year 2000, Sarasota Saudi’s Abdulaziz al-Hijji then age 27 and his brother in law Adel Ghazzawi then age 30, were contemporaries of 9/11 Hijack Pilots Ziad Jarrah then age 25, Marwan Al-Shehhi then age 22, and Monamed Atta then age 32 who all appear to have taken Flight Training in Venice Fl at the same time, small world, eh?
Late September to Early October 2000: Jones Aviation Sarasota Flight School Finds 9/11 Hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi Poor Students With ‘Bad Attitudes’ and couldn't speak English. Having attended Huffman Aviation flight school in Venice, Florida since early July 2000, 9/11 hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi move to Jones Aviation in Sarasota at the Sarasota International Airport, about 20 miles north of Venice, to continue their training. However, their instructor finds them rude and aggressive, and claims they sometimes fight with him to take over the controls of the training plane. The instructor later says that when he talks to Atta, “he could not look you in the eye. His attention span was very short.… [T]hey didn’t live up to our standards.” Atta and Alshehhi each complete about 20 hours of flying time in single-engine planes, but early in October fail their Stage I exam for instruments rating. Gary Jones, the vice president of the school, later states, “We told them we wouldn’t teach them anymore. We told them, one, they couldn’t speak English and, two, they had bad attitudes. They wouldn’t listen to what the instructors had to instruct.” The two then return to Huffman Aviation to continue their training
There was a parallel investigation into a terrorist funding support network in Sarasota Fl during 2002 by ICE, (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) the Sarasota Police Department Intel Division and the Sarasota Sheriff Department with Detectives who serve on the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force running alongside the FBI investigation of the Sarasota Saudi family and their links to the 9/11 hijackers. The FBI took over the ICE investigation in late 2003 when it linked to terrorism.
9/11 TERRORIST HIJACKERS VISITED Abdulaziz al-Hijji: “The car registration numbers of vehicles that had passed through the Prestancia community’s North Gate in the months before 9/11 visiting , coupled with the identification documents shown by incoming drivers on request, showed that Al-Qaeda terrorist Mohamed Atta and several of his fellow hijackers had visited 4224 Escondito Circle on multiple occasions,” the source said. Al-Qaeda terrorists did not just happen to show up at at 4224 Escondito Circle, they were invited which means Abdulaziz Al-Hijji had their cell phone and email information. Mohamed Atta’s car was a 1989 red Pontiac with Fl tag D79DDV. It is no coincidence that Mohamed Atta and his 9/11 Al-Qaeda hijack pals just happened to select the Sarasota Fl area as their base of operations during the summer of 2000 and into 2001.
During the time frame of March 2000 to August 2001 the Islamic Society of Sarasota Bradenton 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota Fl was home to Jihad preaching Imam Muneer Arafat whose prior roommate in East St. Louis was Osama bin-Laden’s Al-Qaeda procurement agent Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa. Wherever Imam Muneer Arafat went his close friend and often roommate Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa was not far behind. The short list of Muslims directly linked to terrorism who visited the Islamic Society of Sarasota Bradenton (ISSB) during the time frame are Jihad preaching Muneer Arafat, terrorist Wissam Hammound (in prison), Al-Qaeda leader Adnan El-Shukrijumah, Abdulaziz al-Hijji (who met with 9/11 hijackers in his Sarasota Home), Sami Al-Arian (arrested and jailed) and Mazen Al-Najjar (deported). FDLE documents stated that imprisoned terrorist Wissam Hammoud told the FBI in 2004 that Abdulaziz al-Hijji was an acolyte of Osama bin Laden who prior to 9/11 had introduced him to terrorist Adnan el-Shukrijumah at a soccer game at the Sarasota mosque, Islamic Society of Sarasota Bradenton 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd.
It is no coincidence that Al-Qaeda linked Imam Muneer Arafat shows up at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton in the spring of 2000 and into 2003. Sarasota FBI Special Agent Thomas R. Baugher, who I met on several occasions at the Sarasota Police Department Intel Division during 2002 and 2003, told me that there are "Never Any Coincidences in Terrorism".
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota SEX, CRIME CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com