Friday, July 15, 2016

"28 pages" of 9/11 inquiry released

Are STILL too many redactions. Since Bush "dodged the questions" about Bandar and 9/11 when 9/11 Commissioner John Lehman asked him about it, would someone please arrest Bush? Thanks.

Interesting tidbits from the 28 redacted pages:

“A CIA report also indicates that Bassnan traveled to Houston in 2002 and met with an individual who was (redacted). The report states that during that trip a member of the Saudi Royal Family provided Bassnan with a significant amount of cash. FBI information indicates that Bassnan is an extremist and supporter of Usama Bin Laden, and has been connected to the Eritrean Islamic Jihad and the Blind Shayk;” - pg. 417

“According to FBI documents, several of the phone numbers found in the phone book of Abu Zubaida, a senior al-Qa’ida operative captured in Pakistan in March 2002, could be linked, at least indirectly, to telephone numbers in the United States. One of those U.S. numbers is subscribed to by the ASPCOL Corporation, which is located in Aspen Colorado, and managed the affairs of the Colorado residence of the Saudi Ambassador Bandar. The FBI noted that ASPCOL has an unlisted phone number. A November 18, 2002 FBI response to the Joint Inquiry states that “CIA traces have revealed no direct links between numbers found in Zubaida’s phone book and numbers in the United States.” - pgs. 418-419

“A second individual who may have been in contact with al-Hazmi and Al-Mihdar also has ties to the Saudi Government, including connections to the Saudi Ambassador to the United States.” - pg. 421

“The (redacted) memorandum dated July 2, 2002, incorrectly noted that al-Bayoumi’s wife, while living in San Diego, was receiving $1200 a month from Princess Haifa Bin Sultan, the wife of Prince Bandar, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States. The FBI has now confirmed that only Osama Bassnan’s wife received money directly from Prince Bandar’s wife, but that al-Bayoumi’s wife attempted to deposit three of the checks from Prince Bandar’s wife, which were payable to Bassnan’s wife, into her own accounts.” - pg. 426

“Bassnan also has other ties to the Saudi Government. Bassnan’s wife received a monthly stipend from Princess Haifa. In a recent search of Bassnan’s residence, the FBI located copies of 31 cashiers checks totally $74,000, during the period of February 22, 1999 to May 30, 2002. These checks were payable to Bassnan’s wife and were drawn on the Riggs Bank account of Prince Bandar’s wife. The FBI has determined that there has been a standing order on Princess Haifa’s account since January 1999 to send $2000 a month to Bassnan’s wife. Baseman’s wife was allegedly receiving the funding for “nursing services,” but, according to the (redacted) document, there is no evidence that Bassnan’s wife provided nursing services. (redacted sentence)” - pg. 427

“In the October 9, 2002 hearing FBI Executive Assistant Director D’Amuro commented on this funding:

I believe that we do have money going from Bandar’s wife, $2,000 a month up to about $64,000. What the money was for is what we don’t know.

(Redacted) testified:

(Redacted sentence) She gives money to a lot of different groups and people from around the world. We’ve been able to uncover a number of these…but maybe if we can discover that she gives to 20 different radical groups, well, gee, maybe there’s a pattern here.” - pg. 428

(Too many redactions in the paragraph, but this is an interesting sentence) “The FBI has identified this address as the address of Prince Bandar.” - pg. 429

Jon Gold on Fri, 07/15/2016 - 3:16pm.


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