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The Origins Of Political Islam: The Ways Of The Salafi (A Response To Western Imperialism)

In this episode i discuss how the Salafi/Wahhabi ideology which had manifested into a reactive, political Islamic response to Western foreign policy which is often dictated thru Israeli-Gulf lobbyists and their agendas for the Middle East. The responses from terrorist groups led by the Salafi such as the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings, 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and most infamously the September 11th 2001 attacks are often visited on the United States. Yet the West continues to show unwavering support to the Saudi Kingdom which propagates the Wahhabi-Salafi faith.

I also quote from those who wage ‘defensive jihad”, which comes from a preemptive or offensive attack, commissioned from by a political authority. These people ill be commonly know as "takfiri", or those who condemn other Muslims as apostates. In this case that authority comes from “uncommission” self appointed caliphs (rulers), not recognized overall by the ruling Islamic “ulema” or from the grand imam of the Al-Azhar Mosque and Al-Azhar University. The episode will delve into how the psychological mindsets of the more nefarious Salafi-Wahhabi individuals in world history and how they operate such as Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Hanbal, to Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahab, Hassan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb to Ayman al-Zawahiri, Muhmmad Abd al-Salam Faraj, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Osama Bin Laden

In short, the essence of true Islam has been "corrupted", while being completely abrogated, by those i mention above in regards to the spiritual meanings from Muhammad and the purity of Dawah (inviting one to Islam). How does the West finally put an end to Salafi terrorism, while at the same time, revitalizes it with their disastrous foreign policy which undermines the Arab world? 

Carl Levin Of The Joint House Inquiry Into 9/11 (A Definitive Report)

The Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 was the the official name of the inquiry conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence into the activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community in connection with the September 11, 2001 attacks. The selected co-chairs to lead the inquiry were Senator Bob Graham chair of the Select Committee on Intelligence, and Representative Porter Goss, chair of the House Intelligence Committee. The Committee lasted ten months which focused on the domestic intelligence services and their capacity to counter terrorist activities. The panel had 16 members of Congress involved, but one panelist had stood out than most, in regards to intelligence sharing and the malfeasance involved.

However, one member of the committee stood out from the rest, as his demanding inquiries were met with perjury, and outright denial. Carl Levin, a Democratic senator from Michigan was selected to take part when the committee formed in 2002. He was also  the chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 2001 to 2003 and again from 2007 to 2015 while also a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence. Levin passed away on July 29th 2021. Levin's authoritative voice, steely demeanor and authentic inquiries witnessed the Director of the Central Intelligence, George Tenet, commit an act of perjury, Director of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center, Cofer Black, mislead in his statements and former Chief of the Bin Laden Issue Station, Tom Wilshire, stammer in his response. In this episode, i will play specific excerpts from the Joint Inquiry regarding Senator Levin's interviews with a number of intelligence officials, some who were hidden behind security screens to protect their identities as i give additional commentary thru ought.

Mohamedou Ould Salahi (The Mauritanian)

In this episode, Richard Cox and myself talk about the story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi and the film based on his life and time while imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay Prison in Cuba, "The Mauritanian". Slahi was accused of being involved with Al Qaeda and also being the conduit between members of the "Hamburg Cell" at Al Quds mosque in Germany who were allegedly involved with the September 11th 2001 attacks, and Al Qaeda. However, after his lawyer, Nancy Hollander, agreed to take on his case, all the charges against Slahi were made under extraordinary duress under the Central Intelligence Agency "enhanced interrogation techniques" which were defined as torture. Slahi even detailed his experiences while at Guantanamo Bay, which would later be made into a book "Guantánamo Diary" which was released in 2015. 

The discussion also details the abhorrent practices. Salahi was subjected to isolation, temperature extremes, beatings and sexual humiliation by military interrogators. In one incident, he was blindfolded and taken out to sea for a mock execution. Lt. Col Stuart Couch refused to prosecute Salahi in a Military Commission in 2003. He said that "Salahi's incriminating statements—the core of the government's case—had been taken through torture, rendering them inadmissible under U.S. and international law." Slahi was released without a single charge on October 17th 2016. 

The Mauritanian:

An Interview With Coleen Rowley (Minneapolis FBI & Whistleblower)

Coleen Rowley had served as a Special Agent with the FBI and was assigned to the Omaha, Nebraska and Jackson, Mississippi divisions. Beginning in 1984, she spent six years working in the New York City field office on investigations involving Italian organized crime and Sicilian heroin. During this time she served three temporary assignments in the U.S. embassy in Paris and the consulate in Montreal. In 1990, she was transferred to the FBI's Minneapolis field office, where she became Chief Division Counsel. Her career with the FBI spanned 24 years. In 2002, Rowley wrote a memo to FBI Director Robert Mueller, detailing the mishandling of the intelligence her office had gathered, and later that year testified before the Senate. 

In 2006 she ran as a Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district. In this interview, Rowley speaks about the Italian Mafia "Pizza Connection" case, Bojinka Plot, Khobar Towers Bombing and how Minneapolis FBI supervisors at the Radical Fundamentalist Unit curtailed the Zacarias Moussaoui case by not authorizing a FISA warrant to search Moussaoui's personal belongings such as his laptop.

An Interview With Robbie Martin (Media Roots Radio)

Robbie Martin is a journalist and filmmaker. He writes for the magazine White Fungus and Oakland-based news website Media Roots founded by his sister Abby Martin whom he also co-hosts a regular podcast with. He is the behind the documentaries American Bisque, American Anthrax and A Very Heavy Agenda. Robbie has made appearances on Buzzsaw TV, KPFA’s ‘Project Censored’, Russia Today, The Corbett Report, Brasscheck TV, Ring of Fire TV, Behind The Headline on FreeSpeech TV, Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Radio and has been interviewed by La Figaro, the BBC, Neural Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. In today's episode, Robbie speaks in depth about the 2001 Anthrax Attacks, the political influences of the Robert Kagan Family, the Neoconservative movement under the Bush administration and the Israeli Art Student ring which spied on US Authorities and Intelligence, specifically in Florida, where incidentally the members of the Hamburg Cell who were involved with the hijackings of September 11th 2001, had also lived.

Media Roots Radio:

A Very Heavy Agenda:

An Interview With Julie Sirrs (Defense Intelligence Agency)

Julie Sirrs is a former Middle East analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency (1992-1999). An ardent student of Afghanistan culture, she began by visiting the war torn country after graduating from Georgetown University. After college, she joined the Defense Intelligence Agency. Her analytic experience of Afghanistan and the Taliban was valuable to the DIA and in 1998 she went back to Afghanistan to meet Northern Alliance commanders (Ahmad Shah Massoud) whom were fighting against the Taliban for control of the country. Sirrs said she notified her supervisor of her trip, but her presence in Afghanistan caused a bureaucratic fight involving the State Department, C.I.A. and D.I.A. In this interview we talk about her experience with the DIA, her involvement with Afghanistan, the intelligence services indecision to back the Northern Alliance and being one of the last people to speak with Ahmad Shah Massoud alive. Sirrs is currently a Shareholder with Boone Karlberg a law firm based in Montana.

Understanding Afghanistan With Adam Fitzgerald

Co-host of The Darkened Hour, Richard Cox, returns to interview Adam Fitzgerald regarding the current state of Afghanistan and the United States military withdrawal of the capitol Kabul in recent weeks leading the Taliban to take complete control of the country. We delve into the history of what precipitated the US invasion in the first place which led to various points starting with the Unocal Pipeline deal with the Taliban,  the civil war between Northern Alliance and the Taliban and Al Qaeda training camps in Kandahar. We also talk about the recent book Adam Fitzgerald had read, "Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda" authored by Gary Berntsen. Berntsen was the lead commander of the CIA operation code named, "Jawbreaker" , which also involved the Northern Alliance, Eastern Alliance and US Special forces who had surrounded Osama Bin Laden and approximately 450 Al Qaeda fighters in Tora Bora which saw Bin Laden & Al Qaeda fighters escape into Pakistan. We end the discussion giving our overall thoughts regarding the history of the US-Afghanistan conflict.

An Interview With Dan Christensen (Florida Bulldog)

Dan Christensen is the founder and lead investigative reporter of the Florida Bulldog. He is also an award-winning former investigative reporter for The Miami Herald and Daily Business Review. We talk about his ground breakling stories regarding the Saudi lawsuits in the Southern district of New York City, Operation Encore, an FBI investigation involving Musaed al-Jarrah, Fahad al-Thumairy and Omar al-Bayoumi, Abdulaziz al-Hijji a former sarasota native who met with 9/11 hijackers Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehi in the days leading up to the attacks, Adnan Gushnair El Shukrijumah a high level Al Qaeda operative who lived in Florida and also had contacts with some of the 9/11 operatives, and the recent deposition of former US-Saudi ambassador, Bandar Bin Sultan, refusing to answer any questions about his knowledge regarding the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks.

Florida Bulldog website:

The Neoconservatives War Against The Middle East: The Imperialist Agenda Before & After The September 11th Terrorist Attacks

In the late evening hours of September 11th 2001, those in the highest levels of the federal government were gathering as much intelligence as they possible could to piece together just exactly what happened and who was responsible for the attacks earlier in the day. The Central Intelligence Agency and the Counter-terrorism unit were alarmed that their initial suspects who were being tracked by members of the special unit, the Bin Laden Issue Station" were responsible for the hijackings of four planes three of which intentionally crashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. George Tenet, CIA Director, was given the flight manifests which reinforced his worst nightmares. Meanwhile a more nefarious unit was beginning to use the terrorist attacks to justify previous outlines, made many years prior by a very selective group called the neoconservatives. They were also called, The Vulcans, named after the Roman god of fire. They were Richard Armitage, Robert Blackwill, Stephen Hadley, Richard Perle, Dov S. Zakheim, Robert Zoellick and Paul Wolfowitz and  Condoleezza Rice. 

It was here they began to justify not just a military invasion of Afghanistan, but also against Iraq. It caused a split within the intelligence agencies who being forced to find anything linking the terrorist attacks by Al Qaeda to Iraq. The FBI and NSA were not able to find anything to link the two, which left Bush to give the responsibility to Tenet. The CIA began using enhanced interrogation techniques which was in it's simple definition, torture, on captured detainees from Afghanistan. They produced false intelligence but confessions none the less which was used to militarily invade Iraq. In this episode i outline the planning stages of the neoconservative unit in the many years prior to the September 11th attacks, and after.

An Interview With Lawrence Wilkerson (Adviser To Secretary Of State Colin Powell)

Lawrence Wilkerson, a retired United States Army Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell who has also served as the associate director under the Director for Policy Planning, talks with us about the past, present and future of the United States foreign policy in the Middle East. The Neoconservative, Israeli and Saudi influence on American politics and his thoughts on the Middle East past and present.
The topics Wilkerson speaks at length are numerous which encompass, the office of special plans created by Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith. The powerful tentacles of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Saudi Kingdom's Bandar Bin Sultan and the oil magnates billion dollar industries which corrupted many from the halls of congress, Colin Powell's speech at the United Nations Security Counsel in 2003 which was reformatted by the Central Intelligence Agency, the influence of Leo Strauss and Paul Nitze regarding the Bush neocons, The Guantanamo Bay detainee tortures, and the Libya conflict perpetrated by the Obama administration under the direct influence of Hillary Clinton and Samantha Power.

War is Not About Truth, Justice and the American Way: Col. Lawrence Wilkerson on The Real News book:


An Interview With Terry McDermott (Perfect Soldiers & The Hunt For KSM)

A journalist whose career spanned over three decades, Terry McDermott, author of Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers—Who They Were, Why They Did It, and, The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (co-authored with Josh Meyer) is invited to speak about both books today. McDermott covers a wide range of issues relating to what was being planned and known before the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks and we also speak about what happened immediately afterwards. His book Perfect Soldiers, is the only book in existence which covers specifically on the hijackers backgrounds and profiles. Our conversation also touches various subjects such as the 1979 Afghan-Soviet War, 1993 WTC Bombing and Bojinka plot. We also cover the Guantanamo Bay military trial and the CIA torture of captured detainees and whether their admissions can be valid before the military tribunal.

Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers—Who They Were, Why They Did It:

The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed :

An Interview With Ken Williams (FBI) (Phoenix Memo)

Kenneth Williams is a retired 35 year veteran from the Federal Bureau of Investigation out of Phoenix who worked in counter-terrorism on foreign and domestic issues that included being involved with two major terrorist attacks on the United States, The Oklahoma City Alfred Murrah bombing and the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks. Williams conducted a covert operation involving an informant who went by the name Henry Ellen, a Phoenix based businessman who was also a Muslim convert and later went by the name, Abu Yousef. He was able to obtain information about suspicious activities by individuals who had contacts with known terrorist cells operating inside the United States, specifically involving Omar Abdel Rahman a radical Egyptian cleric based out of Brooklyn and New Jersey. This information was used to construct a memorandum which would be released to the FBI nationwide, known as the Phoenix Memo.

The memo focused on Zakaria Soubra, a Lebanese flight student in Prescott, Arizona, and his connection with a terror group in Chechnya that had ties to al-Qaeda. Williams alerted his suspicions about radical militants training at flight schools in Arizona and elsewhere in the United States in the memorandum which was sent to numerous cities nationwide. However the report was not read by his superiors until after the September 11th terrorist attacks. He would later testify before the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate regarding terrorism matters and cooperated with the 9/11 Commission. He is also currently assisting the 9/11 victims families in their civil suit against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, even after defying the order of the FBI not to for fear of compromising US-Saudi relations.

The Actual Conspiracies Involving United Airlines Flight 93

When United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into an open field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11th 2001, nobody in Somerset County imagined that this horrific incident would be thoughtlessly expressed by the minds of fringe conspiracy theorists who would entertain, repeatedly, irrational theories that would undermine current federal and local investigators looking at foreign intervention and financial assistance into the cooperators of this crime. Or by the federal government who made sure to use the FBI to omit certain information that may be relevant to what took place before and during the hijacking. In time these outlandish theories, which still persist today, have made the crime that took place here seem like a distant cousin of sorts. The victims and their loved ones deserve much better than what is being told by either federal investigators who omit certain information pertaining to this incident, or by irresponsibly unhinged conspiracy theorists. In this episode i will give a historical outline of the actual anomalies that took place before, during and after the crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 

For more information on Assem al-Jarrah read my article:

J. Michael Springmann & Bonnie Faulkner interview transcript:

Article regarding cell phone use on board airliners:

Flight 93 passengers personal effects return back to families:,effects%20salvaged%20from%20the%20site.

CIA potential recruitment of Mohammad Haydar Zammar and Marmoun Darkanzali:

A Brief History Into The September 11th 2001 Terrorist Attacks

In this episode, I lend my thoughts about what precipitated the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. In a special edition three hour discussion where I cover many specific areas. They include the Afghan-Soviet War, The Rise of Islamic/Salafi Movement, Osama Bin Laden, Israel-Arab-US Foreign relations, The Paul Wolfowitz Doctrine, The Rise of Neoconservatism, The 1993 WTC Bombing, Bojinka Plot, AIPAC Influence On US Politics 1998 East Africa Bombings, The 2000 Millennium Plot, Nabil al-Marabh, Josie Hadas, Omar Abdel Rahman, Abdullah Azzam, Ramzi Yousef, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Paul Wolfowitz, James R. Bath, George W. Bush, The Bin Laden Issue Station, Able Danger, Operation Cyclone, Timber Sycamore, Urban Moving Systems, The Maktab al-Khidamat (Afghan Services Bureau) and the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks.

The Godfather Of Jihad, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam

In todays episode we cover the life of one of Islam's most venerated and enigmatic scholars of the century. Abdullah Yusuf Azzam was a Palestinian Islamic scholar, author and credited as being the founder of modern day defensive jihad, or "aljihad aldifaeiu" (aldifayou) in the Arabic. In the Quran there are three types of jihad, the jihad against yourself, the jihad against Satan — which are called the greater jihads — and the jihad against an open enemy — known as the lesser jihad. The jihad Azzam had implemented in the madrassas in Pakistan and to the young mujahid in the afghan services bureau also called the Maktab al-Khidamat will be carefully elucidated in todays episode for it would help shape to create the radical fundamentalist's we have witnessed in the modern period, like Al Qaeda, Aby Sayyaf, and Islamic State. Much of today's podcast is derived from Dr. Thomas Hegghammer's book on Abdullah Azzam.

Thomas Hegghammer' book: The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad:


An Interview With Erik Kleinsmith (Able Danger)

In 1996, a classified military planning effort led by the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)  constructed a covert meta-data collection operation code named, Able Danger. They employed the US Army's Land Information Warfare Activities Division as the data-miners needed to collect 'open source' information to track terrorist cells inside the United States. Erik Kleinsmith, Army Major and the Chief of Intelligence of the Land Information Warfare Activity (LIWA), was selected to take part of this highly classified unit. The data mining software would be provided by Raytheon Company and Orion Scientific, which helped execute the sophisticated data mining software packages. By 2000, the LIWA team managed to collect 2.5 terabytes of information showing 2 of 3 terrorist cells inside the United States, that included, one cell operated by Omar Abdel Rahman (Landmarks Plot) and Mohammed Atta (9/11 Planes Operation).

However, Kleinsmith was ordered by United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) lawyers to destroy all the data the LIWA had amassed, which identified 20 suspects, some, who were involved with the terrorist attack on the USS Cole and in the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks. He would later give testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2005, regarding the covert Able Danger program and what the unit were able to uncover. In today's episode, Major Erik Kleinsmith talks with us about how he became part of the unit, what it entailed, and how SOCOM lawyers and the Department of Defense obstructed members of LIWA from sharing their intelligence with anyone outside of the US Army by ordering them to destroy it all completely.

Intelligence Operations: Understanding Data, Tools, People, and Processes (First Edition):

Able Danger And Intelligence Sharing:


An Interview With Dr. Mitchell Bard (The Arab Lobby)

In 1932, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud granted permission for the American oil company, Standard Oil, to begin drilling for oil in Bahrain. The vast oil reserves which exported billions of barrels annually, would provide the Kingdom with American military protection from it's Arab and non-Arabic neighbors. However the hegemony in the region would suddenly come under intense conflict, as Israel would declare independence in 1948. Both Israel and Saudi Arabia would begin a race for American geopolitical influence which started under the Woodrow Wilson administration. Over the next 40 years tens of millions have been donated to Washington lobbyists, billions in oil exports and millions from rich Saudi businessmen which would continually pressure American foreign policy to favor the Saudi Royal Family. The Lobby began to take hold during the energy crisis between 1973-1979, which the Saudis finally realized their potential to use their leverage of threatening to switch sides to the Soviets, in order to exert more political clout in Congress. 

To speak more precisely on the matter of Saudi Arabia's influence in American politics, is Dr. Mitchell Bard, the Executive Director of the nonprofit American–Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, and the director of the Jewish Virtual Library. He is the author of the book "The Arab Lobby: The Invisible Alliance That Undermines America's Interests in the Middle East". In this episode Dr. Bard gives us a descriptive history about how the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia became a country without any legitimate influence, to one with an enormous amount of financial and political clout in Washington D.C which began in the early 20th century.

The Arab Lobby (Mitchell Bard):

An Interview With Brian McGlinchey (28 Pages)

The "28 pages" are located in the final summary of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JIS), conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Entitled "Part IV: Finding, Discussion and Narrative Regarding Certain Sensitive National Security Matters", they refer to possible financial support of prominant Saudi businessmen and intelligence operatives and those who were involved with the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks. When the report was finalized in July 2003, the Bush administration sought to redact the pages, but in 2016 under the Obama administration, it was fully declassified partly due to continued pressure from Senator Bob Graham, who was co-chair of the Joint House Inquiry. 

28 is a website which shows updated reports and information relating to the JIS report and other documents and files relating to Saudi links to the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks, Brian McGlinchey, who operates the website also is an independent journalist at Stark Realities. We also talk about other Saudi incidents that went investigated by the FBI but were partly "covered up" due in part from the continued pressure from the Bush Administration which had close ties to the Saudi Royal Family and Bin Laden family going back decades.

28Pages,org website:

Stark Realities with Brian McGlinchey:


An Interview With Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer (Able Danger)

In 1996 the Defense Intelligence Agency and US Special Operations Command, under Joint Chiefs of Staff General Hugh Shelton and General Peter Schoomaker (Special Operations Command), constructed a covert signals intelligence program, code named, Able Danger. This unit would involve members of the Land Information Warfare Activities division with some of the most highly skilled tech analysts in the country. One of the members of this program, Major Anthony Shaffer, was already a highly decorated Army counter-intelligence officer, and was selected to the Able Danger unit. The operation involved data-mining which would later uncover two of three al-Qaeda active cells. The 'Brooklyn cell' linked to "Blind Sheik" Omar Abdel-Rahman, the other headed by Mohamed Atta along with three others linked to the 9/11 attacks.

However the program ran into resistance from SOCOM lawyers and Department of defense officials who determined that Atta and the cell were US persons and ordered that most of the Able Danger data destroyed. In 2003, while in Afghanistan fighting against the Taliban, Shaffer would give an interview to 9/11 Commission Director Phillip Zelikow, detailing the Able Danger program and what it compiled. When Shaffer returned to the United States he was shocked to learn that the Department of Defense had suspended his security clearance and levied "false allegations" against him. The Army Trial Defense Services heard his case and cleared him of the charges against him. Shaffer's story is told in full here in todays episode.

Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan -- and The Path to Victory:

London Center for Policy Research:

An Interview With Mark Rossini (FBI) (Alec Station)

Mark Rossini served as an FBI representative to the CIA’s Counter-terrorist Center (CTC) at CIA Headquarters and he was one of the founding executives of the National Counter-terrorism Center (NCTC). He was then situated in the 1997 NYC joint terrorism task force where he served under the I-48 counter terrorism unit which investigated Hezbollah, which was the unit next to the legendary I-49 unit which was the team investigating Al Qaeda. In January 1999, Rossini was tasked to replace Dan Coleman at the CIA's Bin Laden Issue Station, code named, Alec Station. The Bin Laden Issue Station was under the management of it's station chief Michael Scheuer, which allowed multiple agencies to work within the unit. However the CIA was quite strict about who they shared data with. Rossini would become an important figure in an explosive act of CIA malfeasance when in January 2000 a cable came in which showed two high level Al Qaeda operatives, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi were coming to the United States after attending an Al Qaeda Summit Meeting In Malaysia. known to be involved in the 1998 East Africa Embassy bombings , this cable which showed the passport and US visa of the men was read by Rossini's FBI counterpart, Doug Miller, who began immediately drafting a cable to warn FBI headquarters.

The Miller cable was then sent to, Alec Station's Deputy Chief, Tom Wilshire for approval to be shared with the FBI. Wilshire told CIA case officer, Michael Anne Casey, to hold off on sending. With the cable in 'limbo", Rossini inquired to Casey about why the information was being withheld. To which Casey replied

‘Look, the next attack is going to happen in Southeast Asia — it’s not the bureau’s jurisdiction. When we want the FBI to know about it, we’ll let them know. But the next bin Laden attack’s going to happen in Southeast Asia."

This damning information which would have sent the FBI to closely watch the two men was never shared. According to Rossini, this would have helped to stop part of the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks from happening. Rossini gives his thoughts about his experiences at Alec Station, his relationship with John O'Neill and his personal views about a new investigation including upcoming testimony in the Guantanamo Bay trial of Khalid sheikh Muhammad, the alleged 9/11 mastermind.

Mark Rossini file: 


The Egyptian Evolution Of The Muslim Brotherhood & The Fundamentalist Genesis

In 1922, Egypt had gained it's independence from British Colonials rule and the Ottoman Empire was next. The country led by it's despot ruler, King Farouq, had begun to falter thru the leader's hedonism and affluent expenses which led most of Egyptian society living below the poverty level. Hassan al-Banna, a schoolteacher, began to organize a group of fellow Islamic scholars, it was called the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928. The goal of al-Banna and the group was simple. Usurp British colonel rule from Egypt and establish a sharia based government led by the Quran and sunnah.  By 1952, a coup de tat commenced by the Free Officers Movement led by Muhamad Neguib and Gamel Abdel Nasser. Nasser would become Egypt's second president, one that lasted just 14 years. The Brotherhood suffered under his tenure-ship. One influential figure from the Brotherhood would have a responding effect thru the Arab world, Sayyid Qutb who authored some works that would be influential in radical Islamic fundamentalism even to the present day,

With Nasser's passing in 1970, Anwar Sadat became the third Egyptian president and was rather opposite in handling the Islamists. The Brotherhood, whom many were jailed under Nasser, were released. More radical splinter groups were born, opposed to the Brotherhood's wish to work with the secular Egyptian government. These radical groups wanted to live up to Sayyid Qutb's ideology of an Islamic caliphate by removing the secular Arab government and institute a religious one. By orchestrating to assassinate Anwar Sadat himself and force the loyalists out and institute an Islamic government. By 1981, Sadat was killed by members of the Egyptian army who were loyal to Al-Jihad and Gamma Islammiyah the splinter groups.  The plan for the Islamic radicalization of Egyptian government however failed. it would take years for the Muslim Brotherhood to rebound and become a legitimate part of Egyptian politics but in 2012, it finally achieved the goal of Hassan al-Banna.

An Interview With Scott Horton (Enough Already: Time To End The War On Terrorism)

In this special episode of The Darkened Hour, we interview Scott Horton. Scott is the director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of, the author of “Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan” and “Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism” And since 2003 has conducted over 5,400 interviews, and is host of Antiwar Radio on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles which had won The Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin award in 2007 for "Best Iraq War Coverage."

We spoke at length about certain events depicted in the chapters of his latest book, Enough Already: Time To End the War On Terrorism. Horton speaks about the disastrous effects of American Imperialism in the Middle East which has led to numerous Arab countries to become sectarian Jihadist battleground which has given the reason for the "war on terrorism" to continue while using covert operations thru the CIA to arm and train them at the same time.

Scott Horton's Book:

The libertarian Institute:

The Enigma Of Mohamed Atta

In this episode, we discuss the profile of alleged 9/11 ringleader and pilot of American Airlines Flight 11, Mohamed Mohamed el-Amir Awad el-Sayed Atta otherwise known as Mohamed Atta. Who was this young Egyptian? Was he the shy young man who studied engineering in Egypt and Germany? Or was he the radical Islamic fundamnetlist claimed by the FBI and 9/11 Commission Report. According to family and friends from his native Cairo, he was a soft spoken young man who concentrated solely on his studies and hardly dated. He was also never taught any religious studies, according to his father, Mohamed El Amir Awad El Sayed, a prominent lawyer.

Which raises suspicions over why Atta would choose to become affiliated with one of the most notorious radically driven mosques in the city of Hamburg, Germany, Al Quds. Who was then groomed and supported by known Syrian-German Al Qaeda contacts whom were being closely monitored by the Central Intelligence Agency and the German Intelligence branch, BFV. Atta would then travel to the United States and indulge in drinking and moonlighting with women which contradicted his Wahhabi held beliefs and also his shy persona depicted by his family and friends. While ultimately becoming involved with a hijacking martyrdom operation which saw the attacks in New York City and Washington D.C. on September 11th 2001. Leading everyone who Atta became personally involved with over the years to question his alleged personal involvement with such an operation.

So who just was this Mohamed Atta? Student? Religious fanatic? Terrorist hijacker? Intelligence asset?


DJ Thermal Detonator:

Der Spigel article regarding the release of Mounir El Motassadeq:

September 11th 2001 - The Disastrous Secret War For Intelligence

For years prior to the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had begun a campaign against Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda. Capture or kill the Saudi financier of terrorism. Meanwhile the National Security Agency (NSA) had began monitoring the Al Qaeda's connection hub in Sanaa Yemen, while foreign intelligence from Saudi Arabia and Israel were involved with monitoring Al Qaeda operatives inside the United States. All without the knowledge of those from the Justice Department, the State Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The CIA which led the operation under it's virtual station located in Langley, Virginia called the Bin Laden Issue Station (Alec Station), had amassed massive amounts of data from CIA stations in the Arab region, in which entailed important and sensitive data regarding certain members of the Hamburg Cell and two Saudi's, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi. Meanwhile the NSA also amassed 10 years worth of signals intelligence that started with the monitor of Bin Laden's satellite phone in 1992, and the tapping of the Yemen Hub in 1996. What was entailed in those cables at Alec Station? What was learned from the NSA regarding the Yemen Hub? Why was this information ignored altogether in 2 congressional inquiries and from the public at large? 

Israeli Spies & Politics: The Shadows That Walk Amongst Us

Since the British mandate (Balfour Declaration) along with Zionist influences inside the United States, Israel, has made a seemingly rapid impact not just in building a country governed by nationalist Jews, but also heavily influencing the American political and media apparatuses as well. In the 21st century, the rate of Israeli espionage rivals and even outclasses even the Soviet Union's former communist dictatorship, as well as the Chinese communist entities who have integrated inside the host United States. However, it is Israel whom we label an ally, that commits the most egregious acts of counter-intelligence and espionage conducted against the nation's highest levels of government, which include the President of the United States. From Johnathan Pollard to the Drug Ring of 1998, and the moving front companies whom tracked Al Qaeda operatives who were later involved in the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks, the problem of subverting these illegal Israeli Mossad operations inside the country, is an arduous task.

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