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  • Greg Palast privatization of FBI, see InQtel, Choicepoint
  • IncogPress, Zakheim  There is also evidence that a possible headquarters for this remote control was located at the Boston Airport, in the offices of a major Military/Industrial complex player, the Mitre Corporation: A company sharing offices with them named Ptech. The reporter Joe Bergantino of WBZ-TV, was following the story, but it was squelched by Michael Chertoff, dual-citizen of Israel and Zionist. PTECH INFO  more
  • Islamic Intelligence Dov Zakheim has served more than two decades at the highest level of the Dept. of Defense, since the Reagan administration came to power in 1981. Before that he was at the Congressional Budget Office in the department overseeing National Security and International Affairs from 1975 until 1981. ... These Israeli enterprise software products, like Ptech and Mitre, were key to the execution of 9-11.
  • LookingGlassNews, Abramoff, Hillman ... Top 25 censored stories 2007
  • RumorMillNews    IS DEFENSE CONTRACTOR MITRE CORP. THE TROJAN HORSE OF 9/11?  By Christopher Bollyn American Free Press American Free Press Did a central controller with "super user" privileges of the command and control systems of the Department of Defense, NORAD, the Air Force, and the FAA, control the aerial attacks of 9/11? There is only one agency that has that capability – a little-known private company known as  continued below  and file
  • WayneMadsenReport Entwistle's firm, Embedded New Technologies (ENT), reportedly had connections to the Braintree, Massachusetts-based firm P-Tech, which was investigated subsequent to 911 by the FBI for ties to Muslim Brotherhood financiers linked to Al Qaeda. P-Tech also had software contracts for the FAA, NORAD, Pentagon, and White House during the 9-11 terrorist attacks. According to Entwistle's mother-in-law, he also told his wife that he had large amounts of money held in 'offshore' accounts.
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  • notes: poster: '. Ember, founded by MIT alumni Robert Poor and Andrew Wheeler, Ember Corporation began operations in 2001. In-Q-Tel initially invested in Ember in September 2005.  .  ENT stand for Embedded Technical Networking - ENT (which we All think is short for ENTtwistle thanks to court TV ) this is what his job was - not looking for escorts, but encoding these sites for the FBI .
  • Global Report The Center for Public Integrity and the Fund for Independence in Journalism determined, through a collective study and breakdown of Bush administration speeches, press briefings and interviews, that Bush and other top officials "led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information." and OpEdNews
    • Summary
    • A Massachusetts jury found British computer specialist Neil Entwistle guilty of murdering his wife and baby daughter on January 19, 2006. Entwistle fled the United States for Britain after the double homicide.  notes
    • WBZTV Neil Entwistle's attorney says he will raise constitutional issues in his appeal of guilty verdict.
    • WayneMadsenReport "has recently learned from knowledgeable U.S. Intelligence Community sources that Entwistle's contract for P-Tech involved "wiring backdoors" into the computer systems of the FAA, more below, NORAD, Pentagon, and White House to bring about the operational collapse of the computer systems during the morning of 9/11.      full article
    • Wikipedia, PTech
    • Wikipedia, Operation Green Quest  more below
    • Cooperative Research PTech
    • RumorMillNews  Mitre Corporation, 911, Trojan Horse, file
    • Judith Miller, 
  • Foreign Affairs, The Challenge of Radical Islam by Judith Miller, Muslim Brotherhood
  • Embedded New  Technologies Company Overview" Embedded New Technologies (ENT) offers Intellectual Property cores for Xillinx, Altera and Actel FPGAs. DSP systems and system-on-chip, SoC, embedded systems can be provided using our floating-point, fp, fast fourier transform, fft, fir filter and digital down converter cores
  • NPR  Joe Bergantino, a CBS journalist who will be the first to report on Ptech, will say of Ptech in 2002, “The worst-case scenario is that this is a situation where this was planned for a very long time to establish a company in this country and in the computer software business that would target federal agencies and gain access to key government data to essentially help terrorists launch another attack.” [National Public Radio, 12/8/2002]
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  • Wikipedia, Neil Entwistle   On June 25, 2008, Neil Entwistle was found guilty on two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment without the option of parole. Jurors at Middlesex County Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts, had deliberated for 13 hours before finding Entwistle guilty. As well as being found guilty of the murders, he was convicted of two other charges - illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition - and sentenced to probation which forbids him from gaining profit from the sale of his story to the media. ...  Entwhistle is serving his life sentences at Massachusetts Correctional Institution - Cedar Junction supermax prison.

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  • AP  Entwistle linked to escort services, smear campaign? pornography, set-up.  Google search on murder.
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  • Boston Globe   ... he will be transferred to the maximum-security Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. There he will undergo medical and physical tests, which include obtaining a sample of his DNA, as is the case for all inmates, said Diane Wiffin, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Correction.
  • Boston Herald A juror who carefully watched a curiously grinning Neil Entwistle over 12 days of testimony by 46 witnesses said the perfectly coiffed wife-and-baby killer is nothing but a narcissist.
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  • Ember Ember Corporation’s wireless semiconductor solutions help auto­mate homes, lower buildings’ energy consumption, reduce manu­facturing plants’ breakdowns, and keep the country’s borders and infrastructure safe and secure. With more than 120 customers, Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with offices and distributors worldwide, the company is a lead promoter of the ZigBee Alliance; its platform is the National Technical Systems’ (NTS) “Golden Suite” 
  • FoxNews  We know that our son Neil is innocent, and we are devastated to learn that the evidence points to Rachel murdering our grandchild and then committing suicide. I knew Rachel was depressed. Our son will now go to jail for loving, honoring, and protecting his wife's memory.
  • In-Q-tel, CIA company
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  • WBZTV, laptop, Google search  Judge Diane Kottmyer agreed to allow prosecutors to present evidence suggesting Neil Entwistle trolled the internet for sex in the days before the murders and logged into his account at Adult Friend Finder after the murders.
  • notes: BMI / PTech  Yassin al-Qadi, a Saudi multimillionaire. He will invest $5 million of Ptech’s start-up money. The US will declare him an al-Qaeda financier shortly after 9/11 (see October 12, 2001). In 1998, al-Qadi will come under investigation by FBI agent Robert Wright (see October 1998) for potential ties to the 1998 US embassy bombings (see August 7, 1998). Al-Qadi is also a major investor in BMI Inc., an investment firm with connections to a remarkable number of suspected terrorist financiers (see 1986-October 1999). Al-Qadi later will claims that he sold his investment in Ptech in 1999, but there will be evidence he may continue to hold a financial stake after that year, and even after the US will officially declare him a terrorism financier (see 1999-After October 12, 2001).
  • Jewish Virtual Library, Dov Zakheim, mastermind of 911
  • WayneMadsenReport Entwistle's firm, Embedded New Technologies (ENT), reportedly had connections to the Braintree, Massachusetts-based firm P-Tech, which was investigated subsequent to 911 by the FBI for ties to Muslim Brotherhood financiers linked to Al Qaeda. P-Tech also had software contracts for the FAA, NORAD, Pentagon, and White House during the 9-11 terrorist attacks. According to Entwistle's mother-in-law, he also told his wife that he had large amounts of money held in 'offshore' accounts. ......  WMR has recently learned from knowledgeable U.S. Intelligence Community sources that Entwistle's contract for P-Tech involved "wiring backdoors" into the computer systems of the FAA, NORAD, Pentagon, and White House to bring about the operational collapse of the computer systems during the morning of 9/11.  more search terms: Gatwick Airport, Hanscom Air Force Base, Gulfstream rendition aircraft, full article
  • notes: Neil Entwistle (born 18 September 1978) is an English-born man accused of murdering his wife, Rachel Entwistle, and their infant daughter Lillian on January 20, 2006 in the United States. ... The bodies of 27-year-old Rachel and 9-month-old Lillian were found on January 22, in the master bedroom of the couple's rented Hopkinton, Massachusetts home where the Entwistles had been living for only ten days. Autopsy results showed that Rachel died of a gunshot wound to the head, and the baby died of a gunshot wound to the stomach
  • Wikipedia  Ptech Inc. was a Quincy, Massachusetts-based provider of business process modelling software that was closed down in the wake of a December 5, 2002 raid by federal authorities under the auspices of Operation Green Quest.  ... Business domain Describing itself as a "provider of enterprise architecture, business modeling, analysis and integration software solutions, "the privately-held corporation was founded in 1994, and known for its technology, which was based on a unique implementation of neural net and semantic technologies. Ptech was recognized as one New England Technology's "Fast 50" by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in 2001. For four years in row (from 2000 to 2003), Ptech was also recognized, for their velocity of innovation in the knowledge economy, as one of the hundred companies that matters in the world of IT and Business  with the major names in Technology companies such as Microsoft, IBM, HP and Oracle Corporation..  The CEO of Ptech Oussama Ziade appeared on different television shows in the USA and has been featured on the cover of several magazines. . The company was once part of UML Partners, the consortium that was convened to develop standards for UML, the Unified Modeling Language.  ...  Federal investigation Ptech was brought to the front of the spotlight following the visit of law enforcement officials to its Headquarters in the middle of the night of December 5th 2002, under the operation of Operation Green Quest, a U.S. Customs Services unit charged with the investigation of alleged terrorist funding networks. The December raid brought a rush of media sources to Ptech's Boston headquarters[7] amid allegations of Ptech's involvement in terrorist financing, which the White House and the Federal Attorney General of Massachusetts later rebuffed  ...  Notable clientele Ptech's roster of clients included several governmental agencies, including the United States Armed Forces, NATO, Congress, the Department of Energy, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Customs, the FAA, the IRS, the Secret Service, and the White House. Despite the media allegation that the company's was connected to terrorism, an allegation that both the US government and the company's official denied, as of May 2004 they were still contracted by several federal agencies, including the White House.  ...  Ptech had a security clearance to work on sensitive military projects dating to 1997.  ... [edit] Notable personnel Yaqub Mirza, angel investor, board member. Hussein Ibrahim, VP, Chief Scientist    ..........Ymette St guillen murder and her father's ties to Venezuela via the infamous "School of the Americas"
  • Wikipedia  "Operation Green Quest was a United States Customs Service-sponsored interagency investigative unit formed in October of 2001, and concerned with the surveillance and interdiction of terrorist financing sources. The FBI refused to participate in the raid and to date, no charges have ever been filed.  ... SAAR   ...    Synopsis Led by the U.S. Customs Service, and included agents and analysts from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Federal prosecutors from the U.S. Justice Department's Criminal Division also formed an integral part of Operation Green Quest. The director of Operation Green Quest was a senior special agent from U.S. Customs and the deputy director is a senior special agent from the IRS.  ....  According to Customs, by its fourth month of operation Operation Green Quest had initiated more than 300 probes into terrorist finances, seizing about $10.3m in smuggled US currency and $4.3m in other assets. Its work resulted in 21 searches, 12 arrests and four indictments.  SAAR network raid:  Its most spectacular operation of was March 20, 2002 raid ... 19 interrelated business and non-profit entities in Herndon, VA associated with an umbrella corporation known as the SAAR Foundation, looking for ties to the Al Taqwa Bank and the Muslim Brotherhood. No arrests were made and no organizations were shut down, but over 500 boxes of files and computer files were confiscated, filling seven trucks. Finding no incriminating evidence, much of the confiscated material has been returned.   The raid would raise concerns of unfair persecution within the American Muslim community,[2] leading to an April 4, 2002 meeting (arranged by Grover Norquist) in which several notable Muslim figures, including Palestinian-American financier and Republican organizer Talat M. Othman and Islamic Institute head Khaled Saffuri were received by Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill as representatives of the Muslim-American community, and to voice complaints about the raid
  • Cooperative Research  On December 3, 2001, New York Times reporter Judith Miller telephones officials with the Holy Land Foundation charity in Texas and asks them to comment about what she says is a government raid on the charity planned for the next day. Then in a December 4, 2001, New York Times article, Miller writes that President Bush is about to announce that the US is freezing the assets of Holy Land and two other financial groups, all for supporting Hamas. US officials will later argue that Miller’s phone call and article “increased the likelihood that the foundation destroyed or hid records before a hastily organized raid by agents that day.” Later in the month, a similar incident occurs. On December 13, New York Times reporter Philip Shenon telephones officials at the Global Relief Foundation in Illinois and asks them to comment about an imminent government crackdown on that charity. The FBI learns that some Global Relief employees may be destroying documents. US attorney Patrick Fitzgerald had been investigating the charities. He had been wiretapping Global Relief and another charity in hopes of learning evidence of criminal activity, but after the leak he changes plans and carries out a hastily arranged raid on the charity the next day (see December 14, 2001). Fitzgerald later seeks records from the New York Times to find out who in the Bush administration leaked information about the upcoming raids to Miller and Shenon. However, in 2005 Fitzgerald will lose the case. It is still not known who leaked the information to the New York Times nor what their motives were. Ironically, Fitzgerald will succeed in forcing Miller to reveal information about her sources in another extremely similar legal case in 2005 involving the leaking of the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame. [New York Times, 12/4/2001; New York Times, 12/15/2001; Washington Post, 9/10/2004; Washington Post, 2/25/2005] The 9/11 Commission will later conclude that in addition to the above cases, “press leaks plagued almost every [raid on Muslim charities] that took place in the United States” after 9/11. [Washington Post, 9/10/2004  full research
  • Cooperative Research “Investigators tried to prove Alamoudi was a terror middleman but could not find ‘smoking gun’ evidence. That allowed Alamoudi to became a politically connected Muslim activist and co-founder of the American Muslim Armed Forces and Veteran Affairs Council, which helps the US military select Muslim chaplains.” [New York Post, 10/1/2003] This same year, Alamoudi will be one of the founders of Ptech, a US computer company with suspected terrorism ties (see 1994). It will later be alleged that he was able to operate with impunity for years due to his close ties to Grover Norquist, a powerful Republican lobbyist (see March 20, 2002). In 2004, the US will sentence him to 23 years in prison for illegal dealings with Libya (see October 15, 2004).
  • RumorMillNews   continue:   MITRE Corp. ... There are basically two versions of events surrounding the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. There is the government version, propagated by the controlled media, which claims that 19 Arab terrorists, organized by Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan, hijacked 4 passenger aircraft and used them to attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This version, used to launch the "war on terror" and two invasions in the Middle East, is challenged by a lack of evidence. On the other hand, a host of unofficial explanations, based on available evidence, make up what can be called the "inside job" or anti-government version. This version basically claims that agents embedded within the U.S. military and intelligence organizations conspired to carry out the terror attacks.
  • IncogPress Ptech was financed by the Guardium Corporation of Israel, a hi-tech investment company with ties to the Mossad through the front groups Cedar Firm, Veritas Venture Partners and StageOne, all located in Herzelia, the same as Mossad’s headquarters. Also, these companies are tied to AMDOCS and COMVERSE INFOSYS, who builds the digital-switching telecomm equipment, used all over the US and in the government and thought to have a back door for intelligence gathering. ...  This was the subject to Carl Cameron’s banned FOX report, from December, 2001, that showed phone information of LA undercover Drug agents and DEA were given to an Israeli Ecstasy Drug ring. Abe Foxman of the ADL forced FOX to discontinue the reports and to remove them from their website. These reports may be seen here (for now): FOX REPORTS  ...  Ptech was owned by Lebanese and Arab front men; but appears that one Michael Goff, the son of a member of Commonwealth lodge 600 of the B’nai B’rith Worcester, Massachussets and who strangely left his job as a lawyer to go run a Hi-Tech start-up company. Was he a Sayan (Jew Mossad collaborator)? More on Ptech coming up in another Blog posting.  
PTECH & 9-11  source: z13.invision forum
  • The subject of computer sabotage in relation to the aerial attacks of 9-11 was brought to the fore by Indira Singh, who spoke at early 9-11 truth events organized by Kyle Hence. During these early 9-11 "truth" events, a small Massachusetts-based software company called Ptech was brought up by Singh, who sought to link it to Arab terrorists. Ptech was said to be a start-up company from Quincy, Mass. whose software was loaded onto the most sensitive computer systems across the U.S. government, including those of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Air Force, two agencies whose systems failed miserably on 9-11. Singh, a senior consultant with JP Morgan Chase on 9-11, is described as a "whistle-blower" because of her revelations about Ptech's involvement with the critical computer systems that failed on 9-11. "Ptech was with MITRE Corporation in the basement of the FAA for two years prior to 9/11," Singh said. "Their specific job is to look at interoperability issues the FAA had with NORAD and the Air Force in the case of an emergency. If anyone was in a position to know that the FAA -- that there was a window of opportunity or to insert software or to change anything -- it would have been Ptech along with MITRE." Singh has spoken extensively about Ptech's alleged connections with Saudi Arabia, for example with Pacifica Radio in 2005:
  • "Maybe those organizations don’t fully know who their masters are. And Ptech is the one thread, the one golden thread you pull on and all of this is unraveled, because it goes into the corporations, it goes into these government entities, it goes into the terrorism financing entities that were, that none of which have been, by the way, taken to task. There are just so many questions about what does this all mean. And as we investigated, as I investigated further, we found that the origins of Ptech were very interesting – where did this company come from obviously is the first question. And how did they get to be so powerful, who were the people, who were the organizations that brought them in, who knew, who gave them the power?" Ptech software "is utilized at the highest levels of almost every government and military and defense organization in this country," Singh said, "including the Secret Service, the FBI, the Department of Defense, the House of Representatives, the Treasury Department, the IRS, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, and, last but not least, the Federal Aviation Administration." I found it hard to believe that the most sensitive government and military computers would run enterprise software from a Lebanese-owned start-up company called Ptech from Quincy, Mass. All the talk about the Saudi-financier behind Ptech being linked to Osama bin Laden smelled like a "cut out" to me. It simply did not make sense that the most secure computer systems of the U.S. government would be running software written by a Lebanese Muslim financed by a Saudi who happened to be on the most-wanted list of global terrorists. When I turned my attention to Ptech, I soon discovered that the real key person involved in the development of the company was a Zionist Jewish lawyer named Michael Goff from Worcester, Mass. Goff also worked for an Israeli-run computer security company called Guardium. This confirmed my suspicion that Ptech was probably an Arab "cut out" controlled by the Mossad, and that Goff was their point man in Ptech. Goff's father and grandfather had been high-level Masons in the Worcester lodge of B'nai B'rith, a secret Jewish Masonic group formed in New York City in 1843. Goff obviously lied to me about how he had gotten involved with Ptech in 1994 when he said that he had wound up becoming the manager of the company through a temporary agency. It seemed to me that the Ptech cut-out had been exposed. My revelations about Ptech's Zionist roots were published in a newspaper based in Washington, D.C. Singh, however, ignored the evidence of Israeli involvement with the creation of Ptech and continued to accuse the company of being linked to Saudi sponsors of terror. Meanwhile, Ptech software is still running on U.S. government and military computers. Singh and I were asking the same questions: How did Ptech get to be so powerful? Who were the people, who were the organizations that brought them in? Who knew? Who gave them the power? After 9-11, the crucial question was how did Ptech's software get loaded onto the critical U.S. government networks – particulary those of the FAA, the U.S. Air Force, and NORAD. Who, in their right mind, would have allowed Ptech personnel and software anywhere near the FAA's core air traffic control system computers in Herndon, Virginia? During my research about the military exercises that were on-going when 9-11 occurred, I read documents about how the FAA and NEADS computer systems failed. The FAA, in particular, was extremely slow to contact the military about the rogue aircraft of 9-11. In one case, one of the rogue aircraft had been allowed to fly without communication for nearly 30 minutes before the military was notified. "THE HEART OF THE MATTER" The flawed and delayed FAA procedures and communications with the military are at "the heart of the matter," as 9-11 relative Kristen Breitweiser said:"You know, it is very upsetting that the 9/11 Commission had to subpoena the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA]. According to news reports, there are 150,000 documents that were left out of what the FAA sent to the commission. Those documents went toward the time line of when the FAA notified the North American Aerospace Defense Command [NORAD], when the fighter jets were scrambled and the communications between air-traffic control and the pilots. These are threshold issues that go to the heart of the matter. How did the FAA overlook 150,000 documents pertaining to these issues? It is more than mildly upsetting that they would leave out these documents." MONTE BELGER – FAA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR In the documents about the FAA failures on 9-11, I came across the name of a Monte R. Belger, acting deputy administrator of the FAA at the time. A long-term FAA official who began his career with the FAA in Chicago, Monte Belger was the senior official who oversaw the upgrading of the FAA air traffic computer systems that began in the late 1990s and which was on-going in 2001. Belger, as the Acting Deputy Administrator for Air Traffic Services and System Operations, was the key man at the FAA making the executive decisions about these upgrades. As the New York Times of June 7, 2001, reported:"The aviation agency is installing a computer system that controllers can use to determine whether airplanes can depart from established traffic lanes and fly long distances, and whether they will conflict with other airplanes by doing so." Belger was the key decision maker at the Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for the software and computer upgrades that involved Ptech, the suspicious upgrades which were being done during the years prior to 9-11. Documents and reports from the MITRE Center for Advanced Aviation System Development in McLean, Virginia, show that Ptech was working with MITRE on FAA computer systems. As his on-line biography says, Belger, a 30-year veteran of the FAA, was Acting Deputy Administrator for the FAA for five years, from 1997-2002, leading the 49,000-person team and in charge of operating the world's safest aviation system. During his tenure with the FAA, Belger was the Associate Administrator for Air Traffic Services, responsible for day-to-day operations of the nation's airspace system, and supervised the FAA's modernization plan aimed at improving aviation capacity, safety and service to airlines. Belger played a pivotal role in assisting in the transition of aviation security responsibilities from the FAA to the new Transportation Security Administration, and he co-chaired the FAA's successful efforts to adopt acquisition and personnel reform. Belger retired from the FAA in September 2002.
  • U.S. AVIATION TECHNOLOGY LLC      After he left the FAA, Belger became the "Vice President, Government Connection" of a small Israeli-run company based in the Fort Lauderdale area called U.S. Aviation Technology. The company was founded by Ehud "Udi" Mendelson, who described himself as "a captain in the prestigious Army Intelligence Unit of the Israel Defense Force." "Ehud received his BS Degree in Business and Economics from the Bar-Elan [sic] University in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He holds a computer Network Engineer certification from Microsoft and Novel," according to his webpage. Company documents and information from the Israel Venture Capital Research Center website specifically name Monte Belger of Centreville, Virginia, as a Vice President and Government Connection of U.S. Aviation Technology LLC.
  • Federal Whistleblower Mary Schneider gets bogus mocking email from a 9-11 connected p-tech software company (Mitre) that was used to over ride the Pentagon computers on 9-11-2005
  • It was then Asst. Attorney General Michael Chertoff, now head of US Dept. of Homeland Security, that helped lobby for P-Tech Software pre-9-11.  
    Note: P-Tech Software is now linked to the destabilization of the US Radar and Defense Shield on 9-11 in which US Dept of Justice War games were used to masquerade and turn a mock drill into the real Black Op aka the 9-11 Attack on America. Reference: Both Vanity Fair and Lou Dobbs of CNN have now fingered the 9-11 Treason and Norad in disarray
  • 911review  THE PTECH CUTOUT       Ptech, a mysterious software company has been tied with the events of 9/11. The Quincy, Massachusetts-based company was supposedly connected to "the Muslim Brotherhood" and Arab financiers of terrorism.  The firm's suspected links with terrorism resulted in a consensual examination by the FBI in December 2002, which was immediately leaked to the media. The media reports of the FBI "raid" on Ptech soon led to the demise of the company.  Ptech "produced software that derived from PROMIS, had an artificial intelligence core, and was installed on virtually every computer system of the U.S. government and its military agencies on September 11, 2001," according to Michael Ruppert's From the Wilderness (FTW) website.  "This included the White House, Treasury Dept. (Secret Service), Air Force, FAA, CIA, FBI, both houses of Congress, Navy, Dept. of Energy, IRS, Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM, Enron and more," FTW reported.  "Whoever plotted 9/11 definitely viewed the FAA as the enemy that morning. Overriding FAA systems would be the most effective way to ensure the attacks were successful," FTW reported. "To do this, the FAA needed an evolution of PROMIS software installed on their systems and Ptech was just that; the White House and Secret Service had the same software on their systems - likely a superior modified version capable of 'surveillance and intervention' systems."  But did the U.S. government unwittingly load software capable of "surveillance and intervention" operations and produced by a company linked to terrorism onto its most sensitive computer networks, or was Ptech simply a Mossad "cutout" company?  Oussama Ziade, a Lebanese Muslim immigrant who came to the U.S. in 1985, founded Ptech in 1994. But the company's original manager of marketing and information systems was Michael S. Goff, whose PR firm, Goff Communications, currently represents Guardium, a Mossad-linked software company.  And Goff comes from a well-to-do line of Jewish Masons who have belonged to Worcester's Commonwealth Lodge 600 of B'nai Brith for decades. So, why would a recently graduated Juris Doctor in Law leave a promising law career to join forces with a Lebanese Muslim's upstart company sponsored with dodgy funders in Saudi Arabia?  "As information systems manager [for Ptech], Michael handled design, deployment and management of its Windows and Macintosh, data, and voice networks," Goff's website says. "Michael also performed employee training and handled all procurement for software, systems and peripherals."      AFP asked Goff, who left the Worcester law firm of Seder & Chandler in 1994, how he wound up working at Ptech. "Through a temp agency," Goff said. Asked for the name of the agency, Goff said he could not remember.  Could it be Mossad Temps, or maybe Sayan Placement Agency?  Goff, the original marketing manager for Ptech software, said he did not know who had written the code that Ptech sold to many government agencies. Is this believable?  Goff leaves a legal practice in his home town to take a job, through a temp agency, with a Lebanese Muslim immigrant who is selling software, and he doesn't know who even wrote the code?  AFP contacted the government agencies that reportedly have Ptech software on their computers, and IBM, to ask if they could identify who had written the source code of the Ptech software.  By press time, only Lt. Commander Ron Steiner of the U.S. Navy's Naval Network Warfare Command had responded. Steiner said he had checked with an analyst and been told that none of the Ptech software has been approved for the Navy's enterprise networks. 
  • Sites.Google When compared to the media circus that surrounded the pretrial investigation and ultimate trial and conviction of Scott Peterson in 2005 for the murder of his wife Laci and unborn child Conner, the just concluded Neil Entwistle murder case doesn’t even register a whisper. This is very curious. The Neil Entwistle case had all the elements necessary for a media circus…a wife shot to death in her home along with her 9-month old daughter, plus an international angle where the suspect husband flees back home to England.

    One would think that programs such as Nancy Grace, Anderson Cooper 360, Verdict with Dan Abrams and Larry King Live would have milked the tragedy for all it was worth as they had the Scott Peterson case or the still unsolved 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba incident, but there was no coverage. This silence is a story in itself.

    Except for periodic coverage of the trial on Court TV, the only mention in the media of Neil Entwistle after wife Rachel and daughter Lillian were found dead were two curt dispatches announcing Neil’s arrival back in the United States in February 2006 to stand trial, and his conviction on June 25, 2008. That’s it! What caused this self-imposed media blackout costing valuable advertising dollars? Before we get to that story, let’s first examine the many oddities that swirl around the Neil Entwistle case.

    The first sign that something was amiss was Neil Entwistle’s extradition flight back to the United States. Instead of flying coach on a commercial airliner as is usual in extradition cases, Neil, in the custody of United States marshals, was "…returning to the U.S. on a private flight" according to British police.1 Hold on, though. The flight back to the United States gets even more interesting. It would seem not only were authorities in Massachusettes interested in getting Neil Entwistle back to the United States, and in a comfortable fashion no less, but so was the Central Intelligence Agency, because the "private flight" Neil flew back on was, according to former NSA officer Wayne Madsen, a "CIA Gulfstream…previously used to fly "renditioned" Al Qaeda suspects around the world."2 Madsen reports "After questions were raised [from reporters] about the use of the Gulfstream, Massachusetts authorities claimed it had merely "rented" the U.S. government’s aircraft for the sole purpose of transporting Entwistle."3 This explanation is, of course, ludicrous. Agency aircraft are not lent out. Such an action would constitute a serious security breach even if the temporary passengers were Americans.

    The story gets even odder! After initially landing at "Bangor, Maine, to pass customs, [Neil Entwistle] then flew to…Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Mass."4 So instead of flying directly to Boston Logan Airport, first the CIA Gulfstream lands at Bangor, Maine to pass customs then proceeds to Hamscom Air Force Base. Of course, this round about process could have been handled more expeditiously by landing at Boston Logan Airport in the first place. Then again if Neil Entwistle had landed at Boston Logan Airport, reporters there would not have been so restrained in their coverage of his return as they would be on a military base. Madsen notes one aspect of the media’s restraint at Hamscom as "TV footage of the aircraft [CIA Gulfstream] studiously avoided showing the plane’s tail number."5

    You’re probably thinking to yourself this is one strange story, and it couldn’t get any stranger. Wrong. Like a good thriller (or a bad thriller), the odyssey of Neil Entwistle goes seriously serpentine.

    Madsen reports, "Entwistle’s firm, Embedded New Technologies (ENT), reportedly had connections to the Braintree, Massachusetts-based firm P-Tech, which was investigated subsequent to 911 by the FBI for ties to Muslim Brotherhood financiers linked to Al Qaeda. P-Tech also had software contracts for the FAA, NORAD, Pentagon, and White House during the 9-11 terrorist attacks."6 Well, well, well, that would certainly explain the keen interest the CIA had in Neil Entwistle.

    If you remember, during the 9/11 attacks FAA radar was continuing to pick up false contacts after the NORAD war games going on that morning were called off, confusing Air Traffic Control’s response to the attacks.7 Was this the work of P-Tech who we learn had a software contract with the FAA during the 9/11 attacks? Before we answer that question, we need to know who was behind P-Tech - where did P-Tech get its financing - and how did P-Tech become such an influential provider of software to departments and agencies of the United States government?

    A senior consultant to JPMorganChase and Risk, Indira Singh was tasked in April 2002 with developing a next-generation, operational, risk blueprint that "would proactively identify exposures, including money laundering, rogue trading, and illicit financing patterns."8 Indira reached out to the top people in her profession for recommendations on software companies that could assist her on the project. The responses Indira got were unanimous. P-Tech, a software company based in Quincy, Massachusetts, would fit the job Indira was told.

    Indira invited representatives from P-Tech to pay a visit to her firm for a demonstration of the company’s software. When they arrived alarm bells immediately started to go off in Indira’s head. P-Tech hadn’t brought the software to the demonstration, but assured Indira that they could develop the software on the laptop they had brought with them. All they needed to do was hook onto the Internet at the workstation Indira had prepared for the demonstration. This is a serious breach of standard operating procedure in the software business, for at the end of the day, according to Indira, "he’s walking out the door and I don’t have anything and he’s walking away with pretty much enough of how we’re thinking about doing operational risk. Operational Risk is about how to spot bad things that are going on in a financial institution, things like rogue trading, money laundering, and so on and so forth."9

    With the P-Tech representatives still on site, Indira excused herself and called several colleagues who had initially recommended P-Tech to her. When she informed one individual that P-Tech was on site, the individual asked why she brought them to her work place. The individual advised Indira to watch them closely. These responses were not what Indira expected, especially from individuals who had recommended P-Tech to her. And so started an eight month odyssey where Indira learned from P-Tech employees and FBI agents that P-Tech was a "cutout", "a front…a regular CIA front…"10 Indira also learned that P-Tech’s main financing came from Yassin Al-Kadi, a Saudi businessman, according to Jeff Goins, Vice President of Sales for P-Tech. With this information, Indira went online and discovered that Yassin Kadi had been placed on the FBI terror list in October, 2001.11

    On June 28, 2002 Indira Singh was fired from JPMorganChase because she refused to stop investigating P-Tech and warning other businesses and clients of P-Tech’s terrorist linked financing. On December 5, 2002 U.S. Customs, FBI, IRS, Secret Service, INS and the Massachusetts State Police raided the Ouincy, Massachusetts offices of P-Tech.12 The raid, however, was a fraud. The only reason P-Tech was raided was due to the incessant and embarrassing questions Indira was asking about the company and its terrorist linked financing. After the raid P-Tech changed its name to Go Agile, and the FBI investigation fizzled out.

    One can now begin to appreciate the reason for the media blackout on the Entwistle case. P-Tech was a "protected" company used by elements within the United States intelligence community. P-Tech’s software allowed the United States intelligence community to manipulate computer networks, such as placing phantom radar contacts on FAA radar monitors during the 9/11 attacks. Just the type of work Entwistle was involved with according to the latest from Wayne Madsen:

    "[Madsen] has recently learned from knowledgeable U.S. Intelligence Community sources that Entwistle's contract for P-Tech involved "wiring backdoors" into the computer systems of the FAA, NORAD, Pentagon, and White House to bring about the operational collapse of the computer systems during the morning of 9/11."13

    So did Neil Entwistle kill his wife? The forensic evidence supports what Neil Entwistle and defense council maintained at the trial, that Rachel Entwistle murdered her nine-month old child and then killed herself. The police found no gunshot residue in Neil’s car,15 but did find gunshot residue on Rachel’s hands.16

    So why did Neil Entwistle flee to England? If he was innocent, certainly fleeing the country is a good indicator that he was guilty, one might conclude. Fleeing the scene of a crime, or the country where the crime was committed, is not proof of guilt. For instance, an innocent individual who witnessed a murder but didn’t know the murder victim, or an innocent individual that witnessed a murder and did know the victim, but knows that the authorities would have no reason to believe he/she witnessed the murder, flee such crime scenes all the time, and usually do so because the witness doesn’t want to be wrongly implicated in the crime. Running in this instance, however, would present more problems for Neil Entwistle than remaining to face the authorities’ questions. Since Neil Entwistle was the husband and father of the victims, there is every reason for the authorities to suspect that he was the murderer, and therefore there would be no good reason for him to run if he didn’t want to compound the authorities’ suspicions.


    Unless you worked for a terrorist funded software company that sabotaged the United States defense computer network on September 11, 2001, thereby resulting in the deaths of 3,000 individuals. With such knowledge, and now with the spotlight thrown on you thanks to your wife’s suicide and the murder of your baby, you might get the feeling that someone out there may try to silence you, not necessarily because they think you will give something away, but because you might give something away. One can understand how Neil Entwistle would feel safer in England.

    Ironically enough the dearth of media attention in the Neil Entwistle case may afford him better prospects in a new trial. If Neil Entwistle does get a new trial, let it not take place in Middlesex. Emotions there are just too high to afford Neil Entwistle a fair and impartial hearing.

    One final note. What of the adult websites Neil Entwistle visited days before the deaths of Rachel and Lillian?17 Well, before you jump to conclusions, could Neil Entwistle have been encoding those sites for the FBI? You find that difficult to believe? Then why didn’t the prosecution present the witnesses that Neil Entwistle had extramarital relationships with? Those witnesses would have been quite easy to find. The reason no such witnesses were presented by the prosecution is because Neil Entwistle wasn’t trolling those websites for personnel reasons. He was literally on the job when he was in those adult websites!



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  • Dailykos   "Zawahiri Letter to Zarqawi: A Shiite Forgery?  The Arabic text of the recently released letter alleged to be by Zawahiri (al-Qaeda's number two man) to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq raises questions for me as to its authenticity.  The very first element of the letter is the blessing on the Prophet. It says: al-salah wa al-salam `ala rasuli'llahi wa a-lihi wa suhubihi . . . (peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of God and his family and his companions . . .)  the phrase "salla Allahu `alayhi wa alihi wa sallam" (the blessings and peace of God be upon him and his family) is a Shiite form of the salutation, because of the emphasis of the Shiites on the House or descendants of the Prophet. Because of the cultural influence of Shiism in South Asia, one does find that form of the salutation in Pakistan and India among Sunni Muslims."
  • Juan Cole search Zawahiri hoax letter, Negroponte
  • Washington Post  "The 6,000-word letter from Osama bin Laden's chief lieutenant, Ayman Zawahiri, to Iraqi insurgent leader Abu Musab Zarqawi amounts to a detailed portrait of al Qaeda's long-term goals in Iraq and the Middle East, and includes a striking critique of how Zarqawi has gone about waging his war against not only U.S. troops but also Iraqi civilians. The letter was posted yesterday on the Web site of Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte -- -- after senior intelligence officials released excerpts of it last week."
  • CNN Zarqawi says the letter is a fake
  • GOPUSA Zawhiri Letter Draws Increasing Skepticism
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Negroponte Zawahiri, Zarqawi hoax letter, copy
  • "Among the letter's highlights are discussions indicating: & The centrality of the war in Iraq for the global jihad.  &  From al Qa'ida's point of view, the war does not end with an American departure.  &  An acknowledgment of the appeal of democracy to the Iraqis.  &  The strategic vision of inevitable conflict, with a tacit recognition of current political dynamics in Iraq; with a call by al-Zawahiri for political action equal to military action.  &  The need to maintain popular support at least until jihadist rule has been established.  &  Admission that more than half the struggle is taking place "in the battlefield of the media."


Al-CIA-duh: Is Patrick Fitzgerald a Zealous "Independent" Prosecutor or Experienced Cover-up Artist? Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 03:22 AM, - Posted by valis (7751 Reads) SOURCE W/LINKS:

"Coincidentally, the U.S. Attorney for Chicago, Patrick Fitzgerald, on the job for only a couple of weeks, had extensive experience as a terrorism prosecutor and immediately became involved in the investigation of BIF [Benevolence International Foundation] and GRF [Global Relief Foundation]" 

# National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States Terrorist Financing Staff Monograph Chapter 6 - The Illinois Charities Case Study [ PDF | HTML]

And "Fitzgerald immersed himself in the case and took a major role"? Well, this was quite a "coincidence." In this post Re: FRANK RICH: It's Bush-Cheney, Not Rove-Libby!!!!, I explained that Fitzgerald also was part of the prosecution team in the Omar Abdel Rahman case. Just to recap this, the prosecutors in the Rahman case didn't want their case thrown out on "national security" grounds, so they were careful to totally leave the CIA out of the picture. The leading prosecutor even claimed that when they discovered this "mujahideen" paramilitary training by Rahman's followers, "the FBI’s concern was that the group could be violating federal 'neutrality' laws." Of course, everybody knows that the US was not "neutral" in the Afghan war, and US officials publicly eulogized the "mujahideen" as "freedom fighters." I think that Fitzgerald's role in the Rahman case indicates that the Valerie Plame case will remain as matter of "Rove-Libby," and not "Bush-Cheney."

After examining Fitzgerald's role in the GRF & BIF cases, I am even more convinced that this Valerie Plame case will not reach the "Bush-Cheney" level. Just look at the outcome of the BIF & GRF cases. As soon as the investigations reached those close to higherups in Washington, the prosecutors seemed to spend more time on a coverup, than on pursuing a bona fide investigation. Then attorney general Ashcroft kept a tight rein on the BIF-Arnaout case. "The case fell apart and Arnaout was convicted only of fraud." The terrorism charges were dropped and the DOJ reached this plea deal with Arnaout. It doesn't look like the feds ever even intended to bring a criminal case against the Haddad or the GRF. The plan seemed to be to lock him up until they got him out of the country.

"The decision to deport him rather than continue the criminal investigation was made in Washington, without consultation with the Detroit case agent who had investigated Haddad"? I think that the feds opted to skip a public trial and to get Haddad deported because Haddad had worked directly with the Bin Laden, Azzam, & MAK. With Arnaout, he did work for MAK, but there was more distance between him & the hierarchy of the MAK. GRF co-founder "Rabih Haddad had worked for years for bin Laden‘s [and Azzam's] Makhtab al-Khidamat, which supported the tens of thousands of Arabs who rushed to Afghanistan to join the anti-Soviet resistance in the 1980s." A GRF attorney said "The United States also supported that organization [Makhtab al-Khidamat] then." This is true. A BIF attorney also correctly stated that "Mr. Arnaout's activities in war-torn regions like Afghanistan in the 1980's and Bosnia in the 1990's came on behalf of many of the same rebel fighters the United States was backing then." I think this is the main reason why Fitzgerald came to have such a "major role" in these cases. He had already proved himself in the Rahman case, as someone who knew when to limit the scope of these inquiries. Quite frankly, if he didn't have this reputation, I think that the Bush administration would have found a way to get him off the Valerie Plame case.

It came out in the Kifah Waed Jayyousi case that Rahman's followers had "a network across North America to fund-raise for and recruit mujahedeen to train and fight in various areas including but not limited to Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, and Somalia." Jayyousi "was transferring money intended for Chechen militants through the Global Relief Foundation." Fitzgerald would have been well aware of a connection between the GRF and the followers of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman through Alkifah and Wadih El Hage:

"At the beginning of the Afghan war against the Soviet Union, El Hage left Louisiana and traveled to Pakistan to enroll in mujahedeen war training programs. Thousands of young Arab men from around the world flocked to Pakistan to help the Afghans expel the Soviets. Sources told FRONTLINE that El Hage was a follower of Sheik Abdullah Azzam, one of the most important spiritual leaders of the Arab mujahedeen forces. Azzam preached that the war in Afghanistan was a jihad, or holy war, and that those who participated would have a special place in heaven...

In early 1991, according to El Hage's grand jury testimony, he was called to New York to help direct the Alkifah Refugee Center, a Brooklyn-based group that raised money to support veterans of the Afghan war. According to documents from the World Trade Center case, Alkifah had a Tucson office and contacts with the main mosque in Arlington, Texas, and family members confirmed that El Hage had been in contact with the group." "

Azzam was also involved with Brooklyn's Alkifah group. During the CIA’s Jihad, to the “US intelligence community,” "Azzam was considered a prime asset because of his close connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi intelligence, and the Muslim World League." Note that Rahman himself had received four visas from "CIA agents acting as consular officers at American embassies in Khartoum and Cairo." Alkifah in Brooklyn “became the de facto headquarters of” Rahman. This was the springboard for building up this "string of jihad offices that had been set up across America with the help of Saudi and American intelligence.” This network didn't dry up after the Cold War ended. It came out in Rahman's trial that his followers were receiving funds from the Saudi embassy in Washington to recruit for Bosnia. See: Al Qaeda Recruited U.S. Servicemen: Testimony Links Plot To Saudi Gov't. Alkifah followed suit: ARAB VETERANS OF AFGHANISTAN WAR LEAD NEW ISLAMIC HOLY WAR

[Oct. 1994] "The Al-Kifah, or Struggle, Refugee Center in New York, which used to recruit and raise funds for Mujahedeen headed for Afghanistan, last year announced it was switching its operations to Bosnia. It was established in the mid-1980s by Egyptian Mustafa Rahman as a joint venture with Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, spiritual leader of Gamaat al-Islamiya."

If the FBI wanted to know what the GRF & BIF were doing and where the money was going, they didn't have to rely on what they found in trash bins. The GRF & BIF didn't exactly keep their agenda a secret. It was known for years that these "charities" did a lot more just than feed starving kids. This List of Muslim Relief Organizations was published by the Muslim Students Association of the USA and Canada in the 1990's. The BIF & GRF are listed:

Benevolence International Foundation PO Box 548, Worth, IL 60482 USA Tel. 708-233-0062 Fax. 708-233-0069 Email: URL: Focus: Benevolence International Foundation (BIF) is a humanitarian organization dedicated to helping those afflicted by wars. BIF first provides short-term relief such as emergency food distribution, and then moves on to long term projects providing education and self-sufficiency to the children, widowed, refugees, injured and staff of vital governmental institutions. Current list of projects include running refugee camps, hospitals and clinics, sponsoring orphans, operating vocational and computer centers, and conducting seasonal projects. Established in 1987, BIF is currently conducting projects in five countries including Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Daghestan, and Tajikistan. BIF is incorporated in the state of Illinois, USA as a non-profit, humanitarian organization and coordinates its efforts through an office in Chicago. BIF is solely supported by private donations and does not receive any governmental assistance. Entry updated: Apr 1999. .......

Global Relief Foundation PO Box 1406, Bridgeview, IL 60455 Phone: 1-888-256-2532 (1-888-ALNAJDA) Phone: 708-233-1473 Fax: 708-233-1474 Email: Email: URL: US Tax ID#: 36-3804626 Focus: Chechnya, Kosova (Kosovo) and other places. You can ask for a documentary illustrating the genocide in Kosovo. You can use this documentary to create awareness and raise funding for Kosvo. You can order English/Arabic. Entry updated: Dec 1999."

In 1992, the GHW Bush administration decided that Izetbegovic was their man to lead the Bosnia "jihad." Warren Zimmerman, U.S. Ambassador in Belgrade "persuade[d] Izetbegovic to renege on the [Lisbon peace] agreement, promising him all political, diplomatic and military aid if he agreed to do so." The GHW Bush & Clinton administrations "pulled the strings from the background, encouraging the world-wide Moslem agitation in favor of Izetbegovic." Many of these "strings" were in the Bin Laden network. As to Kosovo, Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) training camps in Albania were "run by Osama bin Laden, and various other foreign mujahedeen" and also by the "CIA and British intelligence." And "the CIA seems to have provided monetary support." There was a civil war in Kosovo with atrocities on all sides, but there was no "genocide." Kosovo - the site of a genocide that never was. In other words, after the Cold War, the CIA & the Pentagon continued to use this same network of "charities," like the BIF & GRF, to serve US strategic aims.

Batterjee was "affiliated with a group of wealthy donors from the Persian Gulf region known as the 'Golden Chain'"? This Golden Chain was a huge Pandora's box, which shows that the BCCI never was really shut down. Just some of the names of the fronts changed. After Fitzgerald took on a leading role in the BIF investigation, the feds made a plea deal with Arnaout, dropping the terrorism charges and ending any further investigation of the case. Now the last time I looked, Bin Laden's Al Qaeda was officially called a "terrorist organization." So there was no lack of evidence. The evidence just led to directions where the higherups in Washington didn't want to go. How many references do you see to the Muslim World League [MWL], the Binladens, Bin Mahfouz, & Abdullah Taha Bakhish on this Golden Chain? According to the DOJ's own documents in the Arnaout case, this is "a list of people referred to within Al Qaida as the 'Golden Chain,' wealthy donors to mujahideen efforts." This was found in a file called "Osama's history" in the BIF office in Bosnia. The CIA had used the BCCI to channel the funds "to CIA client Osama bin Laden, part of the $2 billion Washington sent to the Afghani mujahideen." Bill Clinton's old pal in Arkansas, Jackson Stephens, arranged a BCCI "bailout" for George W. Bush's Harken. "A board seat was given to Harken shareholder Sheikh Abdullah Taha Bakhsh, whose chief banker was BCCI shareholder Bin Mahfouz." You may also remember Jackson Stephens and the Riadys from the Clinton "China-gate" scandal. In 1984, Mochtar Riady bought "a stake in the Worthen holding company whose assets include the Stephens-controlled Worthen Bank....Other Worthen co-owners will eventually include BCCI investor Abdullah Taha Bakhish." Jackson Stephen had bankrolled both Republican and Democratic campaigns.

It is also clear from this 9-11 Commission's staff report account that the CIA was working with the FBI on both the BIF & GRF cases prior to 9-11 and the Patriot Act. Apologists for the Patriot Act claim that this was needed to authorize communications and "intelligence sharing" between the FBI and CIA or other intelligence agencies. Of course, since the BIF & GRF involved the protection of former and current CIA "assets," the "CIA held back some information" in dealing with the FBI. Also one way to kill an investigation is to make inflated claims, which if disproved, can bring down the entire case. I think that the WMD in these "charity" cases was really a stretch, and I think that when the investigation was diverted into this direction, that it was headed for a deadend. Also this could have served as a rationale for Haddad's deportation. Unproven weapons claim led to Islamic charity raid in '01

"This plan went awry when word of the impending action apparently leaked to GRF. FBI personnel learned that some of the targets of the investigations may be destroying documents"? There is some question as to Judith Miller's involvement in "alerting" the GRF of action to freeze their assets. We do know that Judith Miller had connections to the Pentagon & other top Bush officials and that she did play a role in the disinformation about Saddam's WMD. Last year, Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald "informed the [New York] Times by letter...that his office has subpoenaed telephone company records" of reporters Philip Shenon and Judith Miller. "The move is part of an effort to determine whether anyone in the government told Times reporters of planned federal asset seizures in December 2001" at the GRF's office. "The FBI believes that a call from a reporter to a representative of the charity, the Illinois-based Global Relief Foundation, may have led to the destruction of documents there the night before the government's raid, according to findings by the Sept. 11 commission." It is possible that Shenon & Miller were the channel for this "alert" to the GRF. However, this "alert" could have come from a number of sources through channels in the US "intelligence community," in ways that could not be traced back to the source. There is also a question of exactly how much damage that this destruction of evidence may have done to the prosecutors' case. It is very unlikely that there was ever any serious intent to prosecute Haddad or anyone else in the GRF. The Bush administration certainly seemed in a rush to get him out of the country, and this plan was brought to fruition after "Fitzgerald immersed himself in the case and took a major role."

By BlackJade


Zawahiri 'Letter' Draws Increasing Skepticism  By Sherrie Gossett Staff Writer  October 18, 2005  file

( -- A letter purportedly written by a senior al Qaeda leader -- and said to be authentic by U.S. intelligence officials who released it last week -- may be a forgery, according to Washington analysts who cite numerous anomalies in the text.  Some analysts have gone so far as to label the letter a likely U.S. government "influence operation," which, if exposed, threatens American credibility in the Middle East.  "If this is a forgery, then either it was designed to blow up in the face of the American government; or someone in the 'coalition of the willing' has been caught with their pants down," said one analyst, who spoke with Cybercast News Service on the condition of anonymity.  The 6,000-word letter was dated July 9 and released Oct. 11 by the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Intelligence officials said the letter, purportedly penned by Osama bin Laden's chief deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri and addressed to Iraqi terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was intercepted in a counter-terrorism operation in Iraq.  Stephen Ulph, from the foreign policy think tank, The Jamestown Foundation, noted that despite the confidence U.S. officials expressed in the letter's authenticity -- namely that it had been verified by "multiple sources over an extended period of time" -- there was little in the way of independent corroboration offered.  The anonymous source remarked that the U.S. "apparently found the original letter, suggesting we 'closed the loop' and have been reading mail of senior al Qaeda for months, yet we appear to not know where [al Qaeda leaders] are at."  Christopher Brown, research associate at the Hudson Institute's Transitions to Democracy program, doubts that Zarqawi was even in Iraq at the time the letter was purportedly written to him, an opinion shared by a retired U.S. intelligence operative who spoke recently with Cybercast News Service.  In email communications with Cybercast News Service last week, Brown also pointed out that Zawahiri uses both Muslim and Christian dates in his letter. The use of Western dual dates is customarily done only for material designed for western consumption, not for internal communications, he said.  The letter, dated July 9, also makes no reference to the July 7 London bombings, Brown noted.  Zawahiri purportedly mentions in the letter that he has a daughter named "Nawwar," which he explains "means the timid female gazelle and the woman who is free from suspicion ..." But Brown questioned why Zawahiri would feel the need to explain the meaning of an Arab word to another Arab.  Furthermore, Zawahiri's alleged definition of "Nawwar" as "timid female gazelle" is incorrect, according to translators with Transperfect Translations, a global translation firm. "Nawwar means: blossom, flower, bright as in illuminated. It also could be a nice female's name, and by extension could be the beginning of the spring season," said the translators.  >> Continued -- Page 1 2

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The letter notes the effectiveness of Pakistani military operations, yet there is little evidence to support that idea, Brown said, except for a three- to four-week period in May when Pakistani anti-terrorist operations were conducted with U.S. assistance.  The Zawahiri letter, if genuine, makes no mention of al Qaeda working "within Iranian strategy" in Iraq, Brown said. That strategy and the accompanying tactics, he added, are serving the terror network's own goals in Iraq as well as those of Iran.  "[B]y declaring all-out war on the Shi'a, [al Qaeda is] driving the Shi'a population further into the hands of the Iranians, who can provide them with security through both their own organizations and what I would venture to say is their either formal or informal control over al Qaeda," Brown said.  "Therefore, the areas that cooperate with the U.S. get hit and the areas that cooperate with Iran become safe havens. This is in addition to their increasing control over the social services, security organizations and most importantly, the political institutions on both the national and local levels," he added.  Aegis Defense Services, a London-based consultancy, has argued that the letter, addressed to Zarqawi, was actually sent to Abu Musab al-Suri, a Syrian who acted as an intermediary for al Qaeda in Europe during the 1990s and whose whereabout are unknown, according to the Financial Times of London.  A Washington Post editorial by David Ignatius cited skepticism voiced by Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan. Cole had contended on his website that the salutation of the letter was Shiite, not Sunni and may have been the work of Iranian operatives.  There is speculation about the potential political fallout, especially for John Negroponte, U.S. director of national intelligence, if the letter is discovered to be propaganda generated by the U.S.  The cabinet-level position that Negroponte holds coordinates all 15 components of the American intelligence community. It was created in response to one of the recommendations of the 9/11 commission. Negroponte serves as the principal intelligence adviser to the president and the statutory intelligence advisor to the National Security Council.  "If and when this breaks, the blowback of this kind of American hand-in-the-cookie jar could severely hurt us in the Middle East, Europe and with an already skeptical American media that would likely declare all-out war on the administration over this," the Cybercast News Service source requiring anonymity said.  Ulph added that "pending further confirmation of origin, it would be wise to treat the letter with skepticism."  Copyright © 1998-2005 - Cybercast News Service

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