Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Moral Guidance Department

"Sputnik V: EU Sacrifices Its Citizens by the Thousands on the Altar of Anti-Russia Point-Scoring" (MacLeod).  The Euro-trash, and their incessant appetite for shekels, should be demonstrating to Europeans that this (((nonsense))) is literally killing people. We're well past the guillotine stage.

"Walmart, Amazon and the Colonial Deindustrialisation of India" (Todhunter).

"Can Poland’s Leaders Never Learn?" (Sieff).

"Tiananmen Square, Uyghur Court: Tower Hamlets plans name changes in solidarity" (Siddique).  They must be so proud of themselves.

"Leaks show CIA pressured Yemen to release al-Qaeda leader and agency asset Anwar al-Awlaki" (Rubinstein) (read the whole thing, as it is an excellent summary of how phony the Global War On Terror actually was/is):

"The Moral Guidance Department, a branch of the Yemeni Armed Forces of the revolutionary Houthi government of Yemen, published a batch of secret documents and phone calls from the former regime of longtime president Ali Abdullah Saleh this March.

Two phone calls between former president Saleh and the former director of the CIA George Tenet were among the documents. A Yemeni government official has confirmed to me that the calls took place in 2001.

In the calls, the former CIA director can be heard pressuring Saleh to release a detained individual involved in Al Qaeda’s bombing attacks on USS Cole in October of 2000, which left 17 dead and 37 injured.

Tenet asks by Saleh’s translator about the name of the individual in question. “I don’t want to give his name over the phone,” the CIA director tells him.

Saleh notes that the FBI team tasked with the USS Cole investigation had already arrived in Sana’a, and asks Tenet if the FBI personnel could meet with him to discuss the matter. Tenet refuses, stating, “this is my person, this is my problem, this is my issue… The man must be released.”

“I’ve talked to everybody in my government; I told them that I was going to make this call,” Tenet says.

As Saleh’s translator is delivering Tenet’s message to the president, the CIA director interrupts and says that the man in question “must be released within 48 hours.”

“After 50 days, this must stop,” he says.

Major General Abdul Qadir al-Shami, the deputy-head of the Yemeni Security and Intelligence Service, confirmed to Houthi media that the person in question was dual American-Yemeni citizen imam Anwar Al-Awlaki, a top leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), who was killed in Yemen in 2011 by a CIA drone strike."

and:

"Al-Awlaki was under investigation by the FBI in 1999 and 2000 after the bureau learned he “may have been contacted by a possible procurement agent for Osama Bin Laden,” according to the 9/11 Commission Report. Additionally, al-Awlaki had “been visited by Ziyad Khaleel, an al-Qaeda operative who purchased a battery for Osama bin Laden’s satellite phone, as well as by an associate of Omar Abdel Rahman, the so-called blind Shaykh.”

Around this period of time, al-Awlaki was the vice-president of the Charitable Society for Social Welfare, a money-funneling front for al-Qaeda.

Among al-Awlaki’s most suspicious in San Diego was Omar al-Bayoumi. This figure also introduced him to al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi. In fact, al-Bayoumi met al-Midhar and al-Hazmi at Los Angeles International Airport after they arrived from Al Qaeda’s notorious “terror summit” convened in Malaysia by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Though the CIA had broken in to al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi’s hotel room in Malaysia and photographed their passports, and the two had been surveilled by three governments at the request of the CIA before showing up in San Diego, Langley neglected to inform the FBI that the two had entered the US.

Al-Bayoumi was presented in the 9/11 Commission Report merely as a good-hearted individual who wanted to help fellow Saudis al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi. However, the “28 pages” that had been left out of a joint congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks and were declassified 13 years later following lobbying by victims of the terrorist attacks, strongly indicate that al-Bayoumi was a Saudi intelligence officer. Additionally, former US intelligence official Richard Clarke has speculated that he was also a CIA asset. The 28 pages note that the “FBI discovered that al-Bayoumi has ties to terrorist elements as well.

Al-Bayoumi, who was on the payroll of the Saudi monarchy via a third party company, set al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi up with an apartment. That very same day, four phone calls took place between al-Bayoumi and al-Awlaki.

Another “close associate” of al-Bayoumi and yet another suspected Saudi intelligence officer — and friend of al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi — Osama Basnan, had been investigated by the FBI in 1993 for his support for Osama Bin Laden, contacts with the Bin Laden family, and holding a party in 1992 for “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel Rahman – another Afghan mujahideen figure who worked with the CIA and Osama Bin Laden. The Abdel Rahman died in prison in 2017 after being convicted for a role in a supposed plot to bomb the Lincoln Tunnel and George Washington Bridge. (As detailed in Blumenthal’s “The Management of Savagery,” the plot had been manufactured by a paid FBI informant, Emad Salem).

Money sent to Basnan by members of the Saudi Royal Family had made its way into al-Bayoumi’s pockets. The two had called each other “roughly 700 times” over the period of one year. Basnan later bragged to an FBI asset that he did more to help the 9/11 hijackers than al-Bayoumi.

News reports from 2003 note how “FBI officials continue to downplay any possible culpability on the part of Omar al-Bayoumi, Anwar Al-Awlaki or Osama Basnan.” Al-Bayoumi and Basnan’s extremism was not acknowledged by US authorities until the long-withheld 28 pages were released in 2016.

During al-Awlaki’s time in San Diego, when he wasn’t getting busted for cavorting with prostitutes or starting failed business ventures, he held frequent, closed-door meetings with al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar. They continued until he embarked on what he described to reporters as a “sabbatical” through “several countries” in 2000, the year that the USS Cole was bombed.

At some point in 2001, al-Awlaki resettled in Northern Virginia, and became the imam at a local mosque. He was followed by the three hijackers: Hanjour, al-Hazmi, and al-Mihdhar. An associate of his set them up with an apartment in Alexandria. Additionally, one accused key planner of the 9/11 attacks, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, the so-called “20th hijacker” currently held in Guantanamo Bay, had al-Awlaki’s phone number in his personal contact list when his apartment was raided in the days following the attacks.

Freedom of Information Act requests have furnished the public with under-reported documents showing when the FBI investigated al-Awlaki’s Visa transactions, an entry for “Atta, Mohammed – American West Airlines, 08/13/2001, Washington, DC to Las Vegas to Miami” turned up. Mohammed Atta is widely described as the “ringleader” of the September 11 attacks."

Had this come out on September 12, 2001 it might have had political consequences.

"American planes transport a new batch of “ISIS” terrorists to Iraq." (khalediskef).

"Quantum Lunacy: Physics Professor Calls For The Abandonment Of “Quantum Supremacy” As Anti-Racism Measure" (Turley).  "Fighting Math & Other ‘Non-Tolerant Things’. the New Normal in the United States" (South Front).

To Kill a Mockingbird, famous novel by Truman Capote.

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