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The CIA knew via Echelon at least 3 months in advance that we were going to
be attacked by planes used as weapons:
Echelon Warned US & Israeli Intel Hijacked Planes Were To Be Weapons
By Ned Stafford - BizReport.com 9-14-1 http://rense.com/general13/ech.htm
U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies received warning signals at least three months ago that Middle Eastern terrorists were planning to hijack commercial aircraft to use as weapons to attack important symbols of American and Israeli culture, according to a story in Germany's daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ).
The FAZ, quoting unnamed German intelligence sources, said that the Echelon spy network was being used to collect information about the terrorist threats, and that U.K. intelligence services apparently also had advance warning. The FAZ, one of Germany's most respected dailies, said that even as far back as six months ago western and near-east press services were receiving information that such attacks were being planned.
Within the American intelligence community, the warnings were taken seriously and surveillance intensified, the FAZ said. However, there was disagreement on how such terrorist attacks could be prevented, the newspaper said.
Echelon is said to be a vast information collection system capable of monitoring all the electronic communications in the world. It is thought to be operated by the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. No government agency has ever confirmed or denied its existence. However, an EU committee that investigated Echelon for more than a year just last week reported its belief that the system does exist.
The EU committee said that Echelon sucks up electronic transmissions "like a vacuum cleaner," using keyword search techniques to sift through enormous amounts of data.
The FAZ, in its news story, described the system as covering the whole world with 120 satellites. The newspaper also said Israeli intelligence had collected information indicated that Arab terrorist groups planned to hijack planes in Europe to use as weapons to attack targets in Tel Aviv and other coastal cities in Israel.
Because of increasing concerns of plane hijackings, Israel has tested a new x-ray machine at the Tel Aviv airport, the FAZ said. The machine capable of detecting all known explosive elements, even if only in small quantities, the newspaper said.
The FAZ said that German intelligence fears that in coming days planes will be hijacked in Europe and the Near East, and that there is no sure way to protect against it. [read more about spy software]
Chicago Attorney David Schippers, head of the Clinton impeachment, asserted yesterday on the Alex Jones show that the Justice department had detailed information on 911 weeks before the attack was carried out.
Schippers says that he personally sent information about the impending 911 attack to AG Ashcroft asking for an investigation, but Ashcroft refused to do that.
Schippers got his information from FBI agents who had collected information about the impending attack and all the terrorists subsequently involved.
The FBI agents sent the information to Schippers after they were explicitly ordered to drop their investigation of signs of the impending attack.
Given the Government's extremely well documented prior knowledge of and complicity in the first WTC bombing and the OKC bombing, I find this report credible.
Only the government is benefiting from the fallout of 911 as a result of its assumption of drastically increased powers to 'fight terrorism'. Listen to: http://arc2.m2ktalk.com/alexam/101001.ram
Note - The following email was forwarded to us by a person related to the person whose name we have wittheld for his/her protection. Following this email exchange of September 20-21, 2001 is an official airline industry worldwide terrorist warning of June 23, 2001 which ALSO mentions 'Project Bojinka'...
- Jeff Rense
Friends, I would like to take this occasion to share with you e-mail correspondence from my friend, Ambassador Asher Naim of Israel.
Here is what he wrote:
Last week I received Steven Emerson and Daniel Pipes article from The Wall Street Journal of May 31. I sent it to some friends including a dear Philippine friend Ambassador Ramon Pedrosa who in turn sent me this very interesting information from the Philippines on Project Bojinca, and I wish to call your attention to it just in case it is not known to you. Shanah Tova, Asher Naim
From: (name withheld and protected) Subject: Project Bojinka
To my Classmates:
Sometime in January 1995, when Philippine Police authorities captured Ramsey Youssef in Manila, I was asked, because of my affiliation with the NBI, to help decode and decipher the hard drives of the computers found in Youssef's possession. This is where we found most of the evidence of the projects that were being funded by Osama Bin Laden in the Philippines. The first plan was to assassinate Pope John Paul II who was then scheduled to visit the Philippines. The second was Project Bojinka, which called for the hijacking of US bound commercial airliners from the Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Honking(sic -ed) and Singapore, and then crash them into key structures in the United States. The World Trade Center, the White House, the Pentagon, the Transamerica Tower, and the Sears Tower were among prominent structures that had been identified in the plans that we had decoded.
A dry-run was even conducted on a Tokyo bound Philippine Airlines flight, which fortunately was aborted by our security personnel.
It was also from these computers that we found the plans for the first bombing of the World Trade Center in February 1993. This evidence was eventually used to convict Ramsey Youssef, Abdul Hakim Murad and Wali Khan for the WTC bombing.
Obviously, the original Project Bojinka was modified to give it more significant impact on the USA. By hijacking planes that originated from within the United States instead of Asia, they made sure that AMERICANS would be killed in the hijacking instead of Asians, which obviously would elicit a stronger reaction from the Americans. And transcontinental flights (East Coast to West Coast) would have more fuel for most of the targets which were on the East Coast. Abdul Hakim Murad admitted that they had been taking flying lessons in the Philippines for Project Bojinka. Obviously, after they were caught and convicted, a new set of terrorists were trained in the United States (Venice, Florida) for the modified Bojinka.
The Philippines has been having a lot of problems lately because Osama Bin Laden has been funding the activities of the Abu Sayyaf through his brother-in-law, Khalifa Janjalani. The success of these recent terrorist acts in the United States will embolden Commander Robot and Commander Sabaya, both of the Abu Sayyaf, to wreak more havoc in our part of the world. What is strange is that the United States agencies that took possession of the evidence that we gathered, obviously, did not take Project Bojinka seriously. I would have thought that intelligence operatives would have analyzed all the evidence and worked out various scenarios that could have included the modified Bojinka plan. If they had done so, the US would have been prepared for this attack.
Let us thank God that many of our friends were spared from the horrors of the other day. I have been stuck in Minneapolis for the last two days after attending the reunion of the East Coast Eagles in Washington, DC. I am irritated that I am unable to travel but I am gratified that I am still alive enough to be irritated!
Airline Industry Warning Of June 23, 2001 - Airline News Wire: http://AirlineBiz.com/wire
U.S. Airlines may be a terror risk over next 3 days
WASHINGTON - With U.S. Gulf forces already on high alert, the U.S. State Department is expected to issue a travel advisory shortly warning Americans traveling overseas to be on their guard.
Videotapes allegedly show Osama bin Laden threatening to attack U.S. interests in the region. Indictments against 13 Saudi nationals and one Lebanese, charging them with killing 19 US servicemen at a military base in Saudi Arabia in 1996 appears to be the catalyst. With the announcement of the indictments, U.S. Attorney General Ashcroft noted how terrorists are targeting the United States. "Americans are a high-priority target for terrorists," he said. In recent years, U.S. citizens have found themselves the target of several attacks by the terror network of Osama bin Laden. One such attack involved a plot to destroy 12 U.S. airliners in Asia.
A jury found Ramzi Ahmed Yousef the alleged mastermind of the scheme, and two other defendants, guilty on all counts. Yousef is also the alleged mastermind of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and is also linked to schemes to assassinate President Clinton and the Pope. Just prior to the attack of the Saudi military base, officials uncovered the plot to blow up 12 U.S. airliners on January 6, 1995 when a fire broke out in a Manila apartment. During the trial a Secret Service agent testified that Yousef boasted during his extradition flight to New York that he would have blown up several jumbo jets within a few weeks if his plan had not been discovered. The government said the defendants even devised a name for their airline terror plot named, "Project Bojinka."
Tapes played in court showed the defendants talking about how much they enjoyed killing Americans. In a test run, a bomb was placed on a Philippine Air Lines 747 flight to Tokyo. It exploded, killing a Japanese passenger. The Arabic satellite television channel MBC has reported, "the next two weeks will witness a big surprise."
A reporter of MBC said, "A severe blow is expected against U.S. and Israeli interests worldwide." MBC said the reporter met with Osama bin Laden two days ago in Afghanistan. "There is a major state of mobilization among the Osama bin Laden forces. It seems that there is a race of who will strike first. Will it be the United States or Osama bin Laden?" the correspondent said.
June 25 is the fifth anniversary of the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers bombing which killed 19 U.S. servicemen. Bob Monetti, President of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 said, "I hope the airlines are watching this situation closely." Mr. Monetti, who lost his son Rick on Pan Am 103 is also a special advisor to the FAA on security related matters. Monetti is hopeful about the progress that has been made since the bombing of Pan Am 103.
However, Monetti expressed serious concern about the abilities of the airlines to stop a terrorist organization from carrying out their plans as promised. Monetti noted that Osama bin Laden has had several terrorist targets over the years and not all of them have been military. "The airlines are at risk -- They need to take all appropriate measures and counter-measures to ensure the safety of their passengers," Monetti said. www.hcfhawaii.com/news/terror_risk.htm - MainPage http://www.rense.com/
Thanks again for your magnifique job... Here below are a quote from The Economist, a URL you probably know and a piece I found interesting by EarthKeeper... all worth sharing.
Blessings, dear brother, - Aya
Quote from The Economist, Sept. 15th 2001 - Finance & economics section.
Page 68, under the title: "Insurance, The Biggest Bill of All".
More LINKS re. early warnings:
Line before September 11
Bomb Plot www.eionews.addr.com/psyops/plot_within_a_plot_part1.htm
Read also about Bombs in the WTC?
Latest updated information http://www.copvcia.com/
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