Part 2: Intelligence
March 18, 2004
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Robert Mueller, FBI Director, September 4, 2001-present
1. Secretary Rumsfeld in a press conference on September 11th indicated that that FBI had secured the Pentagon site. http://www.patriotresource.com/wtc/federal/0911/DoD.html
Were the World Trade Center site and Flight 93 crash site also secured? If not, why not?
2. Which hijackers have been positively identified by DNA?
Is the FBI in possession of DNA samples for all of the hijackers?
3. On the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive poster, revised Nov. 2001,
why isn’t the September 11th terrorist attack listed as one of Usama
bin Laden’s crimes?
4. Why were bin Laden’s relatives whisked out of the US without the
detailed questioning other Middle Easterners received, particularly
since some members were being investigated for links to terrorism?
“But Newsnight has obtained evidence that the FBI was on the trail
of other members of the] Bin Laden family for links to terrorist
organisations before and after September 11th. This document is
marked "Secret". Case ID - 199-Eye WF 213 589. 199 is FBI code
for case type. 9 would be murder. 65 would be espionage. 199
means national security. ”
5. There are reports that there were at least four other terrorist suspects
(three of whom were reportedly Saudis) taking flight lessons at Rudi Dekker's
and Wallace Hilliard's flight schools, Huffman Aviation and/or Ambassador
Aviation. Turki M. Almasri, 22, a Saudi national, was named in a story in
the Washington Post. The other three include two Saudis, Kamran Hussain,
traveling on a UK passport; and Ahmad Badri, who had a Swedish passport;
and Marwaan Shemisi, with passports from both Italy and Libya. Is this true?
6. There are conflicting news reports of Mohammed Atta's whereabouts prior
to 9/11. Rudi Dekkers testified that “On December 24th, 2000, Atta and
Alshehhi rented a Warrior (N555HA) from Huffman Aviation for a flight.”
What is the timeline for Atta's entry into the United States and for his
7. Was Moussaoui in Venice, Florida? From an interview with a Venice, Florida
Yellow Cab driver, Bob Simpson:
"A big bald guy who was there helped me," Simpson said, identifying Zacharias
Moussaoui, the so-called 19th hijacker whose trial may be transferred from
Federal Court to military tribunal, as the man who had helped carry the chest."
8. Please review the results of inquiries (if any) into the actions
of Michael Maltbie and Marion “Spike” Bowman, in the Moussaoui case.
9. Why weren't the White House and the FAA advised of the
Minneapolis agent's assessment of Moussaoui?
“An FBI agent in Minneapolis, Minnesota, writes a memo suggesting
Zacarias Moussaoui is training to learn to fly planes into buildings.
The agent "mentioned the possibility of Moussaoui being that type
of person that could fly something into the World Trade Center,"
FBI Director Robert Mueller later tells Congress. The FBI notifies
the CIA about Moussaoui, but neither agency tells the White House
Counterterrorism Security Group. The Federal Aviation Administration,
also told about Moussaoui, decides not to warn airlines about a
possible threat, an FAA official says.”
[See sidebar—EXTRA INFORMATION, Timeline: Who Knew What and When? Using yellow arrow,
navigate to “Early September 2001”]
10. The FBI has concluded that there is “no evidence that allies of Osama bin Laden
were involved,” in the unusual volume and ratio of stock puts to calls on American
and United Airlines stock and other agencies directly impacted by the terrorist
• That peculiar statement not withstanding, specifically, who purchased
the stock options and what information led them to believe that those
stocks would go down?
• What criteria were used to determine whether the purchaser of the stock puts is an
ally of Osama bin Laden? Why would the FBI limit the investigation to only allies of
bin Laden? Others, [for example, individual Saudis who were involved in financing
the terrorists, hedge fund principals or investment groups such as the Carlyle
Group or Banker's Trust-AB Brown] could have had foreknowledge of the attack and
should be thoroughly investigated and revealed.
*Recommendation : The Commission should bring in for questioning those
identified by the FBI as purchasers of the large amounts of stock puts.
Ask them to produce the research which indicated that early September,
2001, was a fortuitous time to purchase an extraordinarily large number
of stock puts in the airlines and firms which just happened to be
involved in the terrorist attack. The FBI’s statement that the
purchasers are not associates of bin Laden is unacceptable.
11. Did the CIA notify the FBI of unusual number of stock puts?
12. Has the FBI investigated the charge that there was an unexplained surge in financial
transactions totaling more than 100 million dollars electronically passed through the
World Trade Center immediately prior to, and during its destruction on 9/11? If not, why not?
• What was the normal level of daily electronic money transactions
at the WTC during the period from 7:30 AM, when many analysts began work,
and 9:05 AM when the second tower was struck?
• Who generated the electronic transfers on September 11th?
• Has the FBI requested records from Convar, the German Company
which is attempting to retrieve data from damaged hard drives?
13. The Federal Code specifically assigns the F.A.A. Administrator and the F.B.I.
Director joint responsibility for assessing threats to aviation security. Part
of their task is to carry our periodic assessments of security at each airport
in the system.
• When were Logan, Dulles and Newark airports, the
three airports from which the terrorists departed,
last evaluated prior to September 11th?
• What were the observations, conclusions and
recommendations at each airport?
• Were there follow-up assessments in the case of deficiencies?
• Are the nation’s airports routinely assessed?
• Is there a written plan coordinating the activities of the
FAA , US Customs, INS and other law enforcement personnel?
14. What were the conclusions of the investigation into death of Katherine Smith
on the eve of her testimony in the case fraudulently providing five Middle Eastern
men with driver’s licenses?
15. Regarding the hijacked planes, please explain the whereabouts and date of
public release of
• air traffic phone conversation tapes
• complete flight manifests
• commercial and US military flight school records of all hijackers
• video camera surveillance tapes from nearby buildings or other
sources showing the attacks
The Commission should obtain independent
evaluation and translation of the recovered flight and
voice data recorders for all flights.
16. Where were each of the hijackers’ tickets bought?
• Is there any evidence that any of the tickets were purchased
by individuals other than the 19 hijackers?
• Have any American citizens been implicated as conspirators
in the attacks or found to be in some way associated with al
Qaeda terrorist cells?
17. Please describe exactly what was recorded on the video of
the World Trade Center that was filmed by the Israelis in New
Jersey who were later picked up for questioning? Where is the video now?
Sunday Herald, November 2, 2003
18. Does the FBI have the commercial and US military flight
school records for each hijacker? Who authorized the visas required
for the hijackers to attend flight schools at military bases?
19. Why weren’t the flight schools shut down, or the terrorists deported,
if the “FBI Knew Terrorists Were Using Flight Schools” for years,
as reported in the Washington Post, September 23, 2001.
20. Given that the attack was apparently known in the Muslim community,
(based on the following information) how is it that our intelligence agents
did not know of the impending attack?
• Palestinian youth pointed to the Towers and indicated that they
wouldn’t be standing week
• members of a Brooklyn mosque were warned