For our politicians, the world is a stage. I will never forget that
pack of moronic Congressmen bleating forth with God Bless America on
the House steps. The Clinton and Bush administrations had been warned
about crashing airliners into buildings since 1995. Our so-called leaders
were bought-out by the airlines. They are as guilty as Osama for the
resultant deaths, destruction and economic collapse in this country.
The Hart\Ruddman Commission warned the Bush administration months before
9\11. "We never dreamed!" "We never expected!" "Who would have believed?"
What Bull S__t! And our astute citizenery just sucks it up.
CIA, FBI Knew Since 1995 About Possible Hijack Scheme
With a massive amount of information about planned terrorist attacks in hand, how could the government be caught by
surprise on Sept. 11.
Exclusive to American Free Press
By Christopher Bollyn
The CIA and FBI have known–since 1995–about the terrorist plan to use civilian aircraft to attack the World Trade Center - and
the headquarters of the CIA.
The detailed plans to hijack a large number of American commercial passenger planes simultaneously and explode them in
mid-flight or crash them into predetermined targets such as the World Trade Center have been well known by western intelligence
agencies since 1995, according to Die Welt, the Hamburg-based (Germany) newspaper of December 7.
The terrorist scenario that unfolded on September 11 was neither new nor unexpected - and the American intelligence agencies,
both the CIA and the FBI, have known of the plan to execute such an act for more than six years, Die Welt said.
The airline terror plan, code named "Project Bojinka" was first discovered in January 1995 during a police search of a Manila
apartment in which a suspicious fire had occurred near the route Pope John Paul II was to take just days before his visit to the
A Philippine police investigation revealed that a three-man terrorist cell had occupied the apartment in the center of Manila and
made preparations to assassinate the Pope.
The contents of the apartment included bombs made of liquid chemicals along with the garb of priests, Christian bibles, and
religious paraphernalia meant to disguise the assassins.
The three terrorists who had occupied the apartment, Ramsi Ahmed Yousef, Abdul Hakim Murad, and Wali Khan Amin Shah,
were allegedly affiliated with the network of Osama bin Laden. All three had attended pilot training schools in the Philippines.
The Kuwaiti terrorists, Yussef and Murad, had developed undetectable liquid nitroglycerine bombs that could be hidden in contact
lens bottles, and plotted to kill the Pope and President Bill Clinton, according to The Guardian.
Investigators say the Bojinka bombs are among the most sophisticated they have seen. Yousef and Murad planned to use liquid
nitro-gylcerin, which is virtually undetectable by airport security screening.
Although Yousef and Shah managed to escape after the fire, Murad was arrested when he returned to the apartment to retrieve
his laptop computer.
Federal investigative sources have confirmed that Murad detailed an entire plot to dive bomb aircraft in the headquarters of the
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Langley, VA. The plot was contained on the laptop computer he had tried to recover.
On Murad’s computer the police discovered "Project Bojinka" with its detailed plan to terrorize the United States by sabotaging
eleven westbound civilian aircraft simultaneously with bombs, exploding them in mid-air as they approached the West Coast.
Furthermore, "Project Bojinka" included plans to hijack and crash several commercial airplanes into civilian and government
buildings simultaneously, precisely as it occurred on September 11.
Yousef independently boasted of the plot to U.S. Secret Service agent Brian Parr and FBI agent Charles Stern on an extradition
flight from Pakistan to the United States in February 1995. The agents later testified to that fact in court.
Philippine investigators say the plan targeted not only the CIA but other U.S. government buildings in Washington, including the
The Philippine police said that the World Trade Center and Sears Tower were specific targets in the plan. Another named target
was the CIA headquarters in Langley.
During police interrogation in 1995, Murad said that he was taking orders from Osama bin Laden and that bin Laden was the
mastermind behind "Project Bojinka."
In the mid 1990’s Osama bin Laden had engineered this plan, according to Murad, with the help of an Afghan pilot and a Pakistani
general. At that time the primary focus was on the smuggling of bombs onto planes, Die Welt said.
During Murad’s interrogation on Jan. 7, 1995, in Manila, Murad said, "The plan was designed to liberate the Muslims from Israeli
and American occupation."
The most intriguing aspect of this case, according to Die Welt, is the fact that the FBI and CIA were made fully aware of the
details of "Project Bojinka" from the time of the Philippine police investigation.
A Filipino investigator exclaimed as he watched the attack on the World Trade Center on television, "It’s Bojinka," The
Washington Post reported, "We told the Americans everything about Bojinka. Why didn’t they pay attention?"
Chief Police Superintendent Avelino Razon told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that the Philippine intelligence report was passed on
to the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Joint Task Force on Terrorism. He said, "It was not given credibility. Otherwise, it could have
prevented the destruction of the World Trade Center."
Shortly before the fire in Manila, in the end of 1994, Yousef conducted a Bojinka test run. Yousef boarded Philippine Airlines
Flight 434 bound for Tokyo from Manila. He carried the volatile liquid onto the airliner in a plastic contact-lens solution bottle.
Once airborne, Yousef went to the restroom to prepare the bomb. Using a Casio watch as a timer and batteries from children’s
toys, he assembled the bomb, which he placed under a passenger seat.
Yousef left the plane during a stop-over in the Philippine city of Cebu. The bomb exploded soon after the airliner left Cebu. One
person was killed and several were injured, though the pilot was able to make an emergency landing.
Some information concerning "Project Bojinka" came out during the 1997 trial of Yousef and Murad in Manhattan District Court.
This trial concerned their role in the explosion of a truck bomb in the garage beneath the World Trade Center on February 26,
Yousef and Murad were prosecuted in New York by Dietrich Snell, who was quoted by the New York Daily News on September
25 as saying that the prosecution focused on the plot to plant bombs on airliners, not on the plan to crash a plane into CIA
The Daily News also reported that two years ago Murad offered to cooperate with prosecutors in return for a more lenient
sentence. He could have easily provided more information about the plan to hijack and crash airliners, which had not figured in the
trial. U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White reportedly was not interested.
The Manhattan court was convinced that Yousef was the mastermind of the 1993 attack. He was subsequently sentenced to 240
years in January 1998, without the chance of parole.
Yousef was reportedly tied to the Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyef (The Sword of God), which has been involved to terrorism
in the southern Philippines. Abu Sayyef has conducted terror operations such as kidnapping foreigners in order to obtain the
release of Yousef.
The commander of the Abu Sayyef group, Khadafi Yanyalani, and Yousef have known each other since the 1980’s when they
had fought the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan together.
According to Terrorism
experts, Yanyalani organized terror cells in the Philippines under the orders of Osama bin Laden.
The importance of "Project Bojinka" seems to have been grossly underestimated by the American intelligence agencies - and
under reported by the mainstream media.
Despite a Washington Post story, other news organizations, including the New York Times and the Washington Times, have
largely ignored the "Project Bojinka" story, according to Reed Irvine of Accuracy in Media.
FBI Director Robert Mueller denied having been aware of Bojinka plans: "There were no warning signs that I’m aware of,"
"We’ve been focusing on this perpetrator Osama bin Laden for 3 years, and yet we didn’t see this one coming," said Vincent
Cannistraro, former chief of CIA counter-terrorism operations.
The story of how the government failed to react to the extensive terrorist planning to dive bomb American buildings is not merely a
failing of the U.S. government but also of the U.S. news media, according to The Public Education Center (PEC) of Washington.
"Reporters should be challenging the intelligence and law enforcement agencies of this country. They need to be held accountable
for their obvious lackadaisical attitude toward a threat that was verified six years ago. Enough with this ‘we had no idea’ line. It
doesn’t wash," PEC President Joseph Trento said.
"Those at the CIA and FBI responsible for this catastrophic intelligenc