…among our headlines of interest, mid September 2016…
The Hill – Obama vetoes 9/11 bill
Wayne Madsen Report – September 16-18, 2016 — Neither Hillary nor Obama condemn Wahhabist “Horrorism”
After President Obama made it clear that he intends to veto the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) bill, which would lift the sovereign immunity of Saudi Arabia and, thus, allow the oil-rich kingdom to be sued in U.S. courts as a sponsor of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, the Hillary Clinton campaign went into silent mode.
It has been clear that neither Obama nor Clinton want to hold Saudi Arabia and other Wahhabist-ruled or -influenced regimes accountable for the jihadist rhetoric that emanates from the Wahhabist imams who call for “holy war” in their nations’ mosques and madrassa schools. The Wahhabist penchant for violence against non-Wahhabist Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, and just about anyone who rejects their radical and inhuman religious beliefs has received a pass from Obama, Clinton, and their most fervent supporters…
Every time an horrorist attack occurs, Obama and Mrs. Clinton can be relied on to describe Islam as a religion of peace. But Islam is not a monolithic religion. While most Sunni and Shi’a, as well as Alawite, Alevi, Sufi, Ibadi, Quranist, Zikri Mahdavi, Zaidi, Ahmadiyyah, Ismaili, and Mu’tazili sects are moderate, the Wahhabis and their Salafist and Muslim Brotherhood associates are not. Wahhabism, Salafism, and the Muslim Brotherhood are practitioners of horrorism. The Christian Copts of Egypt, the Christians of Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, and Indonesia have seen this horrorism first hand.
WMR has learned from European intelligence sources that the Wahhabists and their like-minded horrorists are not finished in their new tactic of committing small scale attacks designed to put their enemies on edge.
INTERPOL and its European partner EUROPOL are warning local authorities, including those in the United States, that after suffering huge battlefield defeats in Syria and Iraq, ISIL is adopting a policy of localizing its attacks. Because local attacks do not grab the same huge headlines as major attacks like 9/11, Charlie Hebdo in Paris, Nice, and Brussels, future attacks, while smaller in scale, will be more horrific. Through the placement of new Muslim migrants in communities in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia, or the calling up of existing sleeper agents in Muslim communities, ISIL is planning on carrying out horrorist attacks, including beheadings, stabbings, as well as acid and fire attacks, against such “soft targets” as elementary schools, day care centers, private homes and apartments, shopping centers and stores, parks, rail and subway stations, convention centers and trade shows, sporting arenas, theme parks, movie theaters, hotels, restaurants, ferries, churches, hospitals and medical centers, marinas, nursing and funeral homes, country clubs, and social and veterans clubs. The ISIL warning was released in a communiqué titled “No Respite.”…
And then, as read on the free content page of WMR…
A day after WMR’s article warned of small scale horririst attacks in U.S. —-> Muslim stabs 8 people at Minnesota shopping mall. STOP—-> Explosions on route of Marine Corps 5K charity run in Seaside Heights, NJ. STOP—->Terrorist explosion at 23rd and 6th Avenues in Manhattan injures 29. This follows Muslim man’s meat cleaver attack at Penn Station and stabbing of two nuns in Mississippi, for which a motive has yet to be announced. Some group is covering up these links to Sunni radical attacks and they smell like the present occupant of the White House and his Wahhabi-loving pick as his successor.
President Barack Obama, in signaling that he will veto the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) bill, has the full support of the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The JASTA bill, passed on a unanimous voice vote by both houses of the U.S. Congress, would lift the sovereign immunity of any state that sponsors terrorist attacks that kill or injure American citizens. Families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks would be legally permitted to sue Saudi Arabia, which has proven by a Joint Congressional Inquiry into the attacks to have provided material assistance to the 9/11 terrorists, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals. And JASTA would leave open the possibility that other states proven to have been involved in aiding and abetting terrorists who attacked Americans could also see their sovereign immunity suspended, thus rendering them liable to law suits by Americans.
President Obama is currently strong arming certain key members of Congress to prevent a congressional override of his veto, something that would be a first in his eight years in office.
Saudi Arabia was able to convince its fellow members of the GCC to support it and Obama’s planned veto because some GCC members also bear responsibility for the attacks by providing support to the terrorists. These countries, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Kuwait, have previously been the subject of WMR investigative reports into their respective roles in the attacks of 9/11.
The Obama administration reluctantly permitted the release of 28 redacted pages from the joint Senate-House joint congressional inquiry into the intelligence failures of 9/11 that was led by Senator Bob Graham, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Portions of the released 28 pages remained redacted and parts of those may have been altered before their release by the Central Intelligence Agency’s sycophantic pro-Saudi director John Brennan. Nevertheless, the released pages demonstrate contact between two of the Saudi hijackers and Abdullah bin Laden, the half-brother of accused 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Abdullah bin Laden was a diplomat assigned to the Saudi embassy and he reported to Saudi ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud. Bandar was and remains so close to the Bush family, he is called “Bandar Bush.”
In addition, the released pages describe Omar al-Bayoumi, a Saudi intelligence officer, of maintaining contact with two of the Saudi hijackers in San Diego. The pages also demonstrate a link between a senior Al Qaeda operative in Pakistan, Abu Zubaydah, to a Colorado business that oversaw the management of the Colorado residence of Prince Bandar.
In supporting their Saudi allies, the GCC countries are worried about contacts between their senior government and intelligence officials and Al Qaeda terrorists becoming known, thus resulting in them being named as defendants in 9/11-related law suits under JASTA.
On August 24, 2009, WMR reported: “WMR has learned from an intelligence source from a NATO country that elements of the CIA have coordinated their activities with top Gulf state officials who have been connected to ‘Al Qaeda’ networks that have planned and financed various terrorist attacks.
A number of the ‘Al Qaeda’-associated officials are veterans of the CIA’s war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, including a top prince of the Al Thani royal family of Qatar who also serves as a government minister. The prince, who was shot twice in the back while fighting with the Afghan mujaheddin against the Soviets in Afghanistan, maintains close relations with the Taliban in Afghanistan and serves as a conduit between the CIA and both the Taliban and “Al Qaeda.” The prince maintains contact with ‘Al Qaeda’s’ financial network through contacts in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The Regional Security Officer for the British embassy in Dubai, believed to be an MI-6 official cover, maintains contact with the Qatari prince and his ‘Jihadist’ financial and logistics network in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. This network, allowed to operate with CIA and MI-6 knowledge and soft support, also, according to our source, involves a top official in the government of Abu Dhabi who is close to the Abu Dhabi royal family.”
Abu Dhabi is a member of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar is the host of a large U.S. military base.
WMR’s 2009 report continued: “In 2006, Qatar’s Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalid Al-Thani rejected a civil judgment against him by a New York federal judge stating that he harbored Al Qaeda’s number three man Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and tipped off Mohammed before a CIA attempt to arrest him in 1996. In fact, WMR has learned that the CIA station at the U.S. embassy in Doha, Qatar has been a key link between the agency and the ‘Al Qaeda’ support network in recent years, even in late 2001 when Al-Thani was accused of harboring both Mohammed and another Al Qaeda operative, Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, who was later allegedly killed by U.S. forces in Iraq. [Zarqawi was later reported by a U.S. Central Command public affairs officer as a fictional character created as part of a U.S. psychological warfare operation.]
Another individual with whom the CIA in the UAE maintains close contact is Osama Bin Laden’s former financial adviser, a British-Mozambican UK citizen, who once lived in Bin Laden’s home in Saudi Arabia where the ‘Al Qaeda’ leader received various diplomats from countries that included Britain and the United States. A cousin of Bin Laden’s financial adviser served at the British Consulate General in Chicago, from which financial support was given to ‘Al Qaeda operatives in the United States.
‘Al Qaeda’ has apparently extorted large sums of money from the governments of the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait as ‘protection insurance against ‘Al Qaeda’ terrorist attacks within their nations. One such scheme involved a threat to bomb the foundations of several new high rise skyscrapers on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.”
In a September 11, 2005, special report on Kuwait’s role in funding Al Qaeda, WMR disclosed the following: “George H. W. Bush’s Operation Desert Storm made Kuwait safe for an important part of ‘Al Qaeda’s’ financing operations. Documents dating to 1993 and obtained from European intelligence sources by WMR indicate that after U.S. troops ran Saddam Hussein’s forces out of the oil rich emirate, Kuwait became a significant base of operations for Osama bin Laden and his ‘Al Qaeda’ support network. Kuwait was the headquarters for an Islamic ‘charity,’ Lajnat al Dawa al Islamiyah, a group designated by the Treasury Department as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT)’ organization. Lajnat gave financial support to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, ‘Al Qaeda’s’ chief planner of the 911 attacks, which occurred exactly four years ago. Mohammed’s brother ran Lajnat’s operations in Peshawar, Pakistan.”
Our report continued: “Lajnat has been linked to Chicago-based businessman Sulaiman al-Ali, an individual who the FBI said was a central money mover for such terrorist-funding front organizations as the International Islamic Relief Organization, Sana-Bell, Inc., Global Chemical Corporation, the Saar Foundation (which had close links with Karl Rove’s friend and adviser Grover Norquist), BMI, Inc. (an investment bank), the International Institute of Islamic Thought, Safa Trust, P-Tech (a Boston-based software company having active contracts with the FAA and NORAD on 9-11 and which was tied to ‘Al Qaeda’ via links between its director Yaqub Mirza and ‘Al Qaeda’ financier Yasin Kadi), and the Muslim World League. Although these groups primarily funneled Saudi money to terrorist organizations like ‘Al Qaeda’ and Hamas, it was Lajnat that transferred primarily Kuwaiti money from the emirate to ‘Al Qaeda’ operations in Pakistan. According to documents obtained by WMR [see below], Lajnat had the firm support of both the Kuwaiti and Pakistani governments.
The first document [image] is a letter, dated Aug. 3, 1993, from the Pakistani ambassador to Kuwait certifying Lajnat al Dawa al Islamiyah (LDI) as a charitable organization. The second [image] is a letter from the Kuwait embassy in Pakistan stating much the same. A third letter [image] is from the U.S. accounting firm of Ernst & Young giving LDI a clean bill of health from an audit.
In addition to Saudi Arabia, JASTA could also be applied to Kuwait, the nation that President George H. W. Bush “liberated” from Iraq in 1991. Obama is doing all he can to protect the undemocratic Muslim potentates in the GCC from 9/11 victims’ families’ law suits.
Even after 9/11, the Kuwait-based Lajnat al Dawa al Islamiyah, protected by the Al-Sabah royal family, was working with a French relief agency, Secours Populaire Francais [image], to provide assistance to Afghan refugees.
On February 21, 2006, WMR reported on additional ties between Al Qaeda and the government of Dubai, a member of the UAE: “UAE banking insiders have revealed that accounts used to fund the Taliban and Al Qaeda involved members of the Dubai royal family. Banking insiders in Dubai report that in March 2002, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Paul O’Neill visited Dubai and asked for documents on a $109,500 money transfer from Dubai to a joint account held by hijackers Mohammed Atta and Marwan al Shehhi at Sun Trust Bank in Florida . . . The UAE complained about O’Neill’s demands to the Bush administration. O’Neill’s pressure on the UAE and Saudis contributed to Bush firing him as Treasury Secretary in December 2002.”
Following a painstakingly negotiated U.S./Russia peace plan for Syria announced September 9 (U.S. Department of State), things quickly fall apart, beginning the Ides of September…
In a phone call made by an Israeli reporter and a field commander from the Saudi-backed Jaish al-Islam, the later confirmed that they are not abiding by the ceasefire with the Syrian government, offering the reporter – who spoke fluent Arabic– to send him combat footage from the battlefield.
When asked to address the government of Israel, the rebel commander demanded a full support of arms, food and all kinds of aid.
“I call on our brothers the Israelis to support the revolution in Syria, and provide us with everything; weapons, food, aid…anything brother”.
Syrian Arab News Agency – Army Command: Syrian air defense forces shoot down Israeli warplane and drone after attack in Quneitra
The denials are aplenty. Penny is on top of it…
In effect, the conflict is a proxy for testing the great powers weapons against each other…
Fort Russ (translating Русская весна) – Russian missiles massacre American-Israeli tanks in Syria
(Sept. 17, translating РИА Новости) – Putin: US is already violating Syria agreement, “regrouping” Al-Nusra
Sputnik (Sept. 17) – US Central Command Says Airstrike on Syrian Army Killing 80 Was an Accident
Zero Hedge (Sept. 21) – US Accuses Kremlin Of Lying, Says Russia Bombed Syrian Aid Convoy
Penny for your thoughts – US “believes” Russia Bombed Aid Convoy: Russia Releases Video & Report
Al Masdar News (Sept. 22) – ISIS recaptures several villages from Turkish-backed rebels
Consortium News (Gareth Porter) – Al Qaeda’s Ties to US-Backed Syrian Rebels
Al Masdar News – US Senate approves $1.15 billion arms sale deal to Saudi Arabia
Indian Ocean Newsletter – China-US cold war in Red Sea
West Africa Newsletter – The quiet return of Mossad
Maghreb Confidential – Haftar is new top dog in oil and political power stakes
The freeing of Seif Al-Islam Gaddafi and his departure for Moscow foreshadows the political return of the partisans of the old regime, who have never been more numerous nor better equipped. The Islamists and the pro-Atlantists look askance at this, but they hardly have any choice: Entire regions are in the hands of those who are nostalgic for Jamahirya. And while waiting for the cards to be dealt, everything is on course to make a fortune under the din f some combat planes of a NATO, that no longer even knows where to point its nose.
Saif Gaddafi’s whereabouts since his release earlier this summer is otherwise a mystery. If he is in Moscow, it is a quieter return since his exhibit The Desert is Not Silent in June 2010 (All Art News).
Middle East Eye – UAE pilots flying sorties for Haftar in skies over Libya
Fort Russ – (translating Интерфакс) – Russia and Turkey restart Turkish Stream construction
The Economic Collapse – The Bank For International Settlements Warns That A Major Debt Meltdown In China Is Imminent
South China Morning Post – Taiwan’s new facilities on Taiping Island may have military use
Manila Times – Duterte orders US advisers out of southern Philippines
Al Monitor – Is Bibi a secret Trump supporter?
Hillary death watch continues…
Lame Cherry – Dead Hillary’s Faces in a Crowd
World Net Daily – Friends of Hillary say she has Parkinson’s
Or not – she is Clinton’s aid Christine Falvo…
Asked if there was any chance her faintness on Sunday could be a sign of some more “serious” illness, Clinton said he did not believe that was the case.
“Well if it is, it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors,” he said, “because frequently—well not frequently, rarely—but on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing happened to her when she got severely dehydrated.”
Moon of Alabama – Washington Post – Mocking Conspiracy Theories While Creating Their Own
Indeed the WaPo should leave the conspiracy theorizing to professionals like us. The Russians are quite amused…
And yet, as a good conspiracy theorist should always ask, are things as they seem? So does the question arise concerning Hillary’s evident seizure on 9/11 – was she faking it? TruthStreamMedia for one broaches the question on Youtube. What of the Twitter account of the videographer, Zdenek Gazda, who was uniquely positioned for shooting not just the stumbling embarkment to the van, but also of the phalanx of VIPs from Hillary to the Donald at the memorial, as well as the supposed ‘pulse taking’ photo. Was he commissioned to shoot the event? And by whom? If so, why was he allowed to follow Hillary to the van when no other press did so, especially under the unusual circumstance of her departure while the ceremony was still underway? Gazda was contacted by BuzzFeed…
The man who filmed the video, New Jersey resident Zdenek Gazda, 50, told BuzzFeed News he was at the memorial when he spotted Clinton being led away.
“I take two pictures before she passed me,” said Gazda, who said he moved to the US 24 years ago from what was then Czechoslovakia and is a Clinton supporter. “She looked like everything was fine and everything was good.”
“I just saw the secretary waiting for the van and the van came and she can’t walk inside and she gets helped,” he said. “She lost her shoe and everything.”
There is also the anomaly of the time-stamps of Gazda’s Twitter posts – around 8:30 AM – when Clinton is said to have left the event 90 minutes after arriving at 8:18 AM.
In any event, the payoff for Gazda will be substantial…
If the health event was staged, perhaps it was a ploy to lure Trump and his supporters into mocking and insensitive gaffes. Trump for his part is taking the high road (Bloomberg), but certain of his supporters are not (e.g. Infowars panel of Sept. 12 on Youtube) by seeing poetic justice and divine intervention in her collapse on the fifteenth anniversary of the WTC collapse at the site thereof; and moreover, to have occurred on the fifth anniversary of the Benghazi attack, all this makes the incident very auspicious for headline grabbers. Former Clinton bagman Larry Nichols predicted – based on his familiarity with Clintonian strategy and tactics – that all of the questions about Hillary’s illness will be exploited for the sympathy vote, i.e. to make the opposition (the “alt-right media”) look mean spirited in its coverage, and to paint Trump as a heartless bully should he take the gloves off in the debates, beating up on a poor, sickly woman (see Alex Jones Show of Aug. 18 on Youtube).
And what perfect timing on the “pneumonia” diagnosis…
James Fetzer – Will the real “Hillary Clinton” please stand up?
ThereAreNoSunglasses (Sept. 1) – The Coming Metamorphosis of Hillary’s Brain Slug
Cryptogon (AP) – More than 800 Immigrants “Mistakenly” Granted Citizenship
WBTV (Charlotte) – Residents clash with police after fatal officer-involved shooting
Free Thought Project – Cops Steal Man’s Phone, Accidentally Record Themselves Conspiring to Falsely Charge Him
God help us…
Wall Street Journal – Congress Can Save the Internet
New Eastern Outlook (Tony Cartalucci) – Facebook, Internet.org, and the End of Net Neutrality
Lawfare (Bruce Schneier) – Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet
Looking at the selection of sites examined – Iran’s Shahrud Missile Test Facility, Russian Nuclear Test Site at Novaya Zemlya, North Korea’s Sinpo Naval Shipyard, Myanmar DDI Facilities, North Korean Nuclear Test Site at Punggye-ri – we wonder if contributors to the P. on C.I.A. are not peons of that other CIA. Is anyone on this ostensibly non-proliferation site looking for instance at the Dimona facility of the reputedly two hundred warhead strong but officially unrecognized nuclear power Israel? – See Armagedon.org. The PCIA may however be a front of the NGA (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency), which addresses crowd sourcing on the partially redacted page 2, under Definitions, of Legal Considerations on the Proper Collection and Use of Social Media Information , 2012, available at Governmentattic.org.
Blacklisted News (Kurt Nimmo) – State Department and Establishment Media Silent on Israel’s 200 Nukes
Consortium News (James DiEugenio) – How Israel Stole the Bomb
N.Y.Times – A Mysterious Boom Rattles New Yorkers
Nature (Insoo Hyun) – Illusory fears must not stifle chimaera research