9-11 Shadow        Commission

   Why did Iraq provide this support to Yasin?


The Mysteries

                  1. The Anthrax Mystery


       The 9-11 Report omits the orchestrated anthrax attacks in 2001. It does not deal with possible evidence linking at least one 9-11 hijacker to anthrax in Florida.  (For my analysis of the anthrax mystery click here)  Was the Anthrax attack connected to the 9-11 attack?

          2. The Money Mystery


      The 9-11 Commission left the money question unresolved, saying:  "The U.S. government has not been able to determine the origin of the money used for the 9/11 attacks. Ultimately the question is of little practical significance. "  Where does the money trail for the 9-11 attack lead? 

            3. The Mastermind Mystery

      Although it concluded that he was the "principal planner" of the 9-11 attack,  the Commission did not interview Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM).    KSM had begun his anti-US activities prior to his involvement with bin-Laden in 1996.  In 1992,  he helped fund the first attack on the 1993 World Trade Center.  In 1994, he organized the aborted Bojinko plot to blow up US airliners.  In organizing anti-US attacks, KSM was assisted by 6 relatives-- Ramzi Yousef, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali,  Abdul Karim, Abdul Monem, Dawood al-Badani,  and Abdul Qadir Mahmoud-- in at least 5 countries, including Iraq-occupied Kuwait, over 7 years.

     Where did KSM, and his crime family get financial support for these extensive operations?   Prior to his association with al-Qaeda in 1996, did KSM have any state sponsorship?  If so, did this state sponsorship end after his association with al-Qaeda?

     The KSM crime family also had the type of logistical support that usually requires state assistance, including at least 70 aliases, supported by fraudulent passports.  Who provided KSM and his associates with these legends?

       4.  The CIA Mystery

     KSM and at least of 5 of of his crime family are in US custody.  Why did the CIA not permit the 9-11 Commission or any members of its staff access to either KSM, the 9-11 mastermind, or any member of his KSM crime family?

      5. The First World Trade Center Mystery

   Abdul Rahman Yasin, an indicted conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was given sanctuary by Saddam Hussein.  He is not mentioned in the 9-11 Report,  although he was associated with KSM member Ramzi Yousef.

   Ahmad Hikmat Shakir, an Iraqi arrested in Doha on 9-17-2001, had documents in his possession linking him to the 1993 World Trade Center attack, KSM's 1994 Bojinko plot, and KSM's brother Zahid.   He also had assisted two 9-11 hijackers -- Khalid al Midhar and Nawaz al Hamzi-- when they arrived in Malaysia for a planning session in January 2000.  Like Yasin, Shakir was given sanctuary by Saddam Hussein in Iraq (after his release in 2001).

     Why did Iraq provide this safe havens to Yasin and Shakir?


       6.  The Spanish Mystery

    Although Amer Azizi is not mentioned in the 9-11 Report, he may have played a key role in the 9-11 conspiracy.   He is part of a Moroccan cabal involved in terror bombings in Spain.  According to the Spanish investigation headed by Judge Baltasar Garzon, Azizi organized the final planning session for 9-11 attended by Mohammed Atta in northeast Spain in July 2001.      Who provided support for the terror operations of Azizzi?

         7. The Prague Mystery

    Why did Mohammed Atta go to Prague-- at least twice?

         8. The Disinformation Mystery

    Czech intelligence reported to the CIA that an eye witness had identified Mohammed Atta as the person who met with Iraq consul, al-Ani in Prague on April 9, 2001.  The CIA then briefed the 9-11 Commission that Czech intelligence subsequently determined that al-Ani was not in Prague at the time of the putative meeting, and, by doing so, precluded the possibility that the identification was correct.

The Czech government, however, denies that its intelligence services ever made such a determination about the whereabouts of al-Ani, and, it turns out, the sworn testimony of CIA director George Tenet is inconsistent with the CIA's June 2004 briefing of the 9-11 Commission.    Did the CIA falsely brief the 9-11 Commission on this issue?  If so, what was the CIA's motive for misinforming the 9-11 Commission?

              9.  The Safe Haven Mystery

      In 1994 or 1995, according to the 9-11 Commission , "Bin Ladin himself met with a senior Iraq intelligence official in Khartoum" to ask for weapon and logistical assistance from Iraq.  This meeting occurred just prior to the KSM crime family offering services to Bin Laden.   If assistance was rendered, when was the arrangement ended?

          10. The State Sponsorship Mystery

    In 1999, at the time that the KSM group was planning for the second attack on the World Trade Center, the 9-11 Commission reported that "Iraqi officials offered Bin Laden a safe haven in Iraq." Was this sanctuary offer part of a collaborative relationship between Iraq and al-Qaeda?

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