As the photos of the hijackers became public, Floridians recognized faces they had seen around town. Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi were known to drink Bud Light at bars near the Venice airport where they trained and on Siesta Key where they hung out. Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi were also known to drink beer and smoke weed at the Abdulaziz al-Hijji party house at 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl from the end of July of 2000 up to the beginning of January 2001. MOHAMED ATTA ate at Subway sandwich shops with Marwan al-Shehhi in Sarasota Fl. Al-Qaeda terrorist Adnan el Shukrijumah also frequented a subway sandwich shop in south Tampa Florida. Adnan el Shukrijumah played soccer with Abdulaziz al-Hijji at the Islamic center of Sarasota and Bradenton Fl and he also appears to have frequented the Abdulaziz al-Hijji party house at 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl.In just one small instance FBI agents interviewed stylists at Hollywood Hair on Siesta Key.
WALL STREET JOURNAL WROTE IN 2014: The CIA’s interrogation program was effective in producing intelligence that helped us disrupt, capture, or kill terrorists is accurate The program was invaluable in three critical ways:
• It led to the capture of senior al Qaeda operatives, thereby removing them from the battlefield.
• It led to the disruption of terrorist plots and prevented mass casualty attacks, saving American and Allied lives.
• It added enormously to what we knew about al Qaeda as an organization and therefore informed our approaches on how best to attack, thwart and degrade it.
WALL STREET JOURNAL WRITES SEPT 6, 2019: Trump Administration Asks to Delay Release of 9/11-Related Documents. Victims’ families want the information as part of their a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia. WASHINGTON—The Trump administration on Friday September 6, 2019 asked for more time to decide whether to shield documents concerning allegations of official Saudi involvement in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a sign that top Justice Department officials are struggling how to handle demands from victims’ families to release the information.
A powerful example of the interrogation program’s importance is the information obtained from Abu Zubaydah (ENHANCED TORTURE), a senior al Qaeda operative, and from Khalid Sheikh Muhammed, known as KSM, the 9/11 mastermind. We are convinced that both would not have talked absent the interrogation program. Information provided by Zubaydah through the interrogation program led to the capture in 2002 of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM) associate and post-9/11 plotter Ramzi Bin al-Shibh. Information from both Zubaydah and al-Shibh led us to KSM. KSM then led us to Riduan Isamuddin, aka Hambali, East Asia’s chief al Qaeda ally and the perpetrator of the 2002 Bali bombing in Indonesia—in which more than 200 people perished.
JUMP OR BURN ON 9/11: The removal of these senior al Qaeda operatives saved thousands of lives because it ended their plotting. KSM, alone, was working on multiple plots when he was captured. Here’s an example of how the interrogation program actually worked to disrupt terrorist plotting. Without revealing to KSM that Hambali had been captured, we asked him who might take over in the event that Hambali was no longer around. KSM pointed to Hambali’s brother Rusman Gunawan. We then found Gunawan, and information from him resulted in the takedown of a 17-member Southeast Asian cell that Gunawan had recruited for a “second wave,” 9/11-style attack on the U.S. West Coast, in all likelihood using aircraft again to attack buildings. Had that attack occurred, the nightmare of 9/11 would have been repeated. Once they had become compliant due to the interrogation program, both Abu Zubaydah and KSM turned out to be invaluable sources on the al Qaeda organization.
I have no doubt that Mohamed Atta and his 9/11 pilot pals hung out at local Sarasota Fl strip clubs like the Cheetah Lounge and the Scoreboard Lounge, both joints were/are on Washington Blvd or Route 301 about 2 1/2 miles apart and on the way to Jones Aviation at the Sarasota - Bradenton International Airport where Mohamed Atta took flight lessons in the fall of 2000. Atta frequented bars near his rental home on Laurel Rd Nokomis Fl. 15th August- 29th August 2001. Nokomis Fl, Less than six weeks before the September 11th attack Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi engaged in a fist-pounding shouting match, according to eyewitnesses, at a restaurant in Nokomis Florida (just down the road from their 516 W. Laurel Rd rental house). "Right after (Sept 11th) we had newspapers come down, and immediately we knew what it was about, because I remembered the table, and so did Tom," says Renee, the owners.
EARLE KIMEL, MICHAEL WERNER and ANDY CRAIN STAFF WRITERSSarasota Herald-Tribune, September 22, 2001 Page: A1.
Mohamed Atta did patronize local Sarasota bars and businesses. He told the manager of the Outlook bar, across the street from American Legion Post 159 in Venice, that he was from Germany and came to Venice to learn to fly because it was “more cheaper” in the United States. That’s the most significant thing Cathy Meinhart said she remembers about Mohamed Atta. He dressed in khakis and polo shirts and was fairly quiet and aloof. “As I told my family, the only thing I can tell you about him is he drank Bud Light,” she said. Mohamed Atta and several friends were regulars at a Venice bar called the 44th Aero Squadron at 222 Airport Ave E, decorated in the motif of a bomber-squadron bunker, complete with sandbags. “I never had any problems with them,” said the owner, Ken Schortzmann. “They didn’t want to be bothered, but didn’t drink heavily or flirt with the waitresses, like some of the other flight students.” Mohamed Atta seemed to be the leader. “He had a fanny pack with a big roll of cash in it,” said Schortzmann.
Lisa Acosta of North Port said she remembers seeing Mohamed Atta at the 7-11 where she works, in the Siesta Key village area, several times in the spring. She didn’t remember what he bought.
A dancer at the Cheetah Lounge in Sarasota also reported seeing one of the 9/11 terrorists at the strip club. Several other Cheetah employees, shown pictures Friday of the 9/11 terrorists who trained in Venice, said they looked somewhat familiar but that the dancer who had recognized one of them wasn’t at work. A club manager escorted a Herald-Tribune reporter out of the club shortly afterward, saying the Cheetah had no comment.
Sarasota al-Hijji Party House Where 9/11 Terrorist Mohamed Atta Smoked Pot & Drank Bud Light Fueled by 27 Beer Runs to Walmart Supercenter While Plotting 9/11. Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi were known to drink Bud Light at bars near the Venice airport where they trained and on Siesta Key where they hung out. Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi were also known to drink beer and smoke weed at the Abdulaziz al-Hijji party house at 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl from the end of July of 2000 up to the beginning of January 2001. Mohamed Atta's Sarasota Sun Trust debit card number was 4011 8008 4050 7778. Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi used the Sun Trust debit card 27 times between July 28th 2000 and January 9th 2001 at a Walmart Supercenter in Sarasota County which sells beer and wine.
Tom and Rene own a Restaurant in Nokomis, just a block from the rented home at 516 Laurel Rd which Atta and Marwan vacated nine months earlier. They saw Mohamed Atta, along with Marwan Al-Shehhi and a third, unidentified man, in their restaurant just a few weeks before the 9/11 attack, during the same time period cab drivers Bob Simpson and Joe Gessell testify they were driving him around town. The three men had caused a scene in her restaurant, she told us. When reporters showed up the day after September 11, Rene says she immediately knew why they were there. “Right after the incident happened, we had newspapers come down, and right away I knew what it was about, because I remembered the table. Tommy knew, Jeff knew, and we said right away, and they showed us one picture and we knew immediately.” "We thought they were Mob." “There were three of them,” Rene recounted. “They were loud, making comments, one had his fist pounding the table, saying, ‘We’re talking $200,000! We have to answer to the family!’
Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Adnan El-Shukrijumah could have been coming to 4224 Escondito Circle in Prestancia from at least 1995 as he was living in Miramar Fl at that time. Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Adnan El-Shukrijumah and Abdulaziz Al-Hijji both moved to South Florida in 1995. “In mid-August 2001, Abdulaziz al-Hijji, purchased a new vehicle and renewed the registration on several other vehicles at the Sarasota County tag office near his home, so why did he ‘bug out’ just days later in August 2001. One of the vehicles was a 1999 tan 4dr Jeep, Vehicle License VAS14W. Adnan El-Shukrijumah sold used cars in Miramar Fl.
On Aug 27th 2001 a moving truck appeared and moved the al-Hijji subjects out of the house. Left behind were the vehicles and numerous personal belongings, including food, medicine, bills, baby clothing etc.. Abdulaziz Al-Hijji, DOB 12/28/1973, as per a unpaid parking ticket in Manatee County Fl issued on Monday 10/25/2000, was driving a 1999 tan Jeep with Fl Tag VAS14W and had Fl Drivers license number A420001734680 with a issue date of 09-12-1995, he got a duplicate Fl drivers license in 1997, 1998 and 2000. It was go time for Saudi al-Hijji Clan on Monday August 27th, 2001 as they fled their Prestancia Sarasota Fl home while the Al-Qaeda Hijackers are all booking flights starting on Saturday August 25th, 2001 for the September 11th, 2001 terror attack, there are no coincidences in terrorism! By Monday August 27th, 2001, the day the Saudi al-Hijji Clan fled Sarasota, ten of the 9/11 hijackers had booked and paid for flights departing on September 11th, 2001, did al-Hijji clan get a phone call or email telling them "IT'S TIME", there are no coincidences in terrorism! On August 25th, 2001 the time and date had been set for the September 11th, 2001 terror attack, it appears the al-Hijji clan in Sarasota had prior knowledge of 9/11 terror attack, there are no coincidences in terrorism!
Now showing on NETFLIX: 9/11: Truth, Lies and Conspiracies see https://www.netflix.com/title/80212214. 2016 TV-14 46m BBC World Documentaries. Eighteen years after 9/11, this documentary looks into the theories surrounding the attack and investigates whether information is being withheld. There was a support network for the 9/11 hijack pilots living and training in the Sarasota Fl area from 2000 to 2001, this aspect of the movie comes in at the 27 min mark. I know this for a fact as I worked as a Federal Confidential Informant (CI) for Immigration Customs Enforcement, the Sarasota Police Dept and the Sarasota County Sheriff Dept during the 2002 Secret Sarasota Saudi 9/11 support network investigation that the FBI claims never took place, bull crap, and say as much for my part in the movie.
Everywhere Mohamed Atta and his 9/11 hijack pilot pals went in Sarasota County from July 2000 to January 2001 so did I. From July 2000 up to and about August 2001 Mohamed Atta and two of the other 9/11 suicide pilots lived, trained, purchased a vehicle, opened SunTrust bank accounts, set up cell phone accounts and re-visited the Sarasota, Nokomis, Venice Fl area.
On July 1st, 2000, Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-shehhi arrived at Huffman Aviation in Venice, Florida to inquire about taking flying lessons.
On July 3rd, 2000, Atta and Al-shehhi came back to Huffman Aviation in Venice Fl to sign up for lessons. Atta already held a Private Pilot License but wanted to advance and get his Commercial License and Al-shehhi was there to obtain both a Private and Commercial License.
7th July 2000: Buying a car Atta and al-Shehhi opened a joint checking account at the Nokomis, Florida branch of the SunTrust Bank, with a $7,000 cash deposit. The account was jointly held by Atta and al-Shehhi in Atta's name. Atta and al-Shehhi begin flight instruction at Huffman Aviation Venice Fl.
Atta buys a 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix, FL D79DDV. He insures it until September 2001 with an Allstate Insurance vehicle policy. The car is purchased from Cramer Toyota in Venice, Florida, Mohamed Atta uses an Egyptian drivers license, B000353t-Egypt, to operate the vehicle in the Sarasota area (no Fl License till 5/21/01). Atta registers the car at the Sarasota County tag office.
12th July 2000: Rental of 516 W Laurel Rd Nokomis Fl, Atta and al-Shehhi rented a house at 516 West Laurel Road, Nokomis, Florida. They signed a six-month lease that ended on January 14, 2001. I drove by this house multiple times en-route to the beach area bars in Nokomis Fl
28th September 2000 - 6th October 2000: Atta and al-Shehhi train at Jones Aviation Sarasota Fl, this is the Sarasota-Bradenton international Airport same place Pres George Bush and 'Air Force One' where on September 11, 2001, small world, eh? According to the instructor at Jones Aviation, the two were aggressive, rude, and sometimes even fought with him to take over the controls during their training flights, Atta and Shehhi then returned to Huffman in Venice Fl.
19th December 2000: Commercial pilot licence tests passed, Atta and Shehhi took their commercial pilot license tests at Huffman Aviation, completing their schooling. Atta was back in Venice Florida on December 21, 2000 again seeking to increase his flying skills and have the U.S. government itself sign off on his documented skill as a pilot, by none other than the FAA.
Before December 26 2000: Atta applies for flight training at Eagle Jet International, Atta gives his contact address as 516 W Laurel Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275. Phone number is 941-685-0468. Atta's passport number is 1617066, issued 05/08/2000, expiration 05/07/2007, Credit card number taken is VISA 4011-8008-4050-7778 EXP 07/02. Mohamed Atta, 5/21/2001, Florida drivers license A300-540-g8-321-0.
3rd January 2001: Travel to Madrid, Atta takes American Airlines Flight 5372 from Tampa to Miami, then Iberia Airlines Flight 6122 from Miami to Madrid.
15th August - 29th August, 2001: Renting a car, Atta rents a car from Warwick Rental in Pompano Fl, Atta puts 1,915 miles on the vehicle in 14 days (136 miles a day), it appears Atta returned to the returned to the Sarasota -Venice area. During this time period Atta still had the 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix that he purchased in Venice Fl, the car was still on the road and registered, he sold the car the following week.
15th August- 29th August 2001. Nokomis Fl, Less than six weeks before the September 11th attack Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi engaged in a fist-pounding shouting match, according to eyewitnesses, at a restaurant in Nokomis Florida (just down the road from the 516 W. Laurel Rd rental house). "Right after (Sept 11th) we had newspapers come down, and immediately we knew what it was about, because I remembered the table, and so did Tom," says Renee, the owners.
7th September 2001: Atta Sells car he purchaesed in Venice Fl, organizes wire transfer, flies to Baltimore, Atta sold his 1986 Grand Prix to Sun Auto Leasing (Elite Select Used Cars), Ft Lauderdale, FL - $800
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