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Ex-FBI agents accuse top CIA, FBI officials of 9/11 coverup; CIA said to use Saudis, others for illegal domestic spy operations

A United Airlines Boeing 767 controlled by al Qaeda terrorist Marwan al-Shehhi an instant before it crashed into the South Tower of New York’s World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001

By Dan Christensen,

Weeks before 9/11, an angry New York FBI agent nearly “came over the table” at CIA officials who were blocking him from obtaining intelligence about two al Qaeda terrorists who would soon take part in hijacking an American Airlines passenger jet and crashing it into the Pentagon.

“Someone is going to die,” the counterterrorism agent wrote in a bitter email shortly after the 2001 encounter.

That astonishing account, and many others, are contained in a sworn declaration by Donald Canestraro, an investigator for the Office of Military Commissions, part of the Department of Defense’s Military Commissions Defense Organization. It is dated July 20, 2021.

Canestraro said in a brief interview with Florida Bulldog that he is part of the defense team for Guantanamo detainee Ammar al-Baluchi, a Pakistani citizen who is awaiting trial with four other men accused of planning the 9/11 attacks. His declaration includes the results of his interviews with 11 ex-FBI agents, 2 ex-CIA agents, a CNN investigative journalist, former deputy National Security Advisor Richard Clarke and former Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL), co-chair of Congress’s Joint Inquiry into 9/11.

Office of Military Commissions investigator Donald Canestraro

The 22-page declaration, first obtained by the national security website Spytalk, is not confidential, but rather it’s marked CUI – Controlled Unclassified Information. The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency defines CUI as “government created or owned information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls consistent with applicable laws, regulations and government wide policies.”


It is nevertheless remarkable for its accounts supporting the veracity of long public, yet highly disturbing allegations that top CIA officials, including Director George Tenet, intentionally withheld vital intelligence from the FBI that might have prevented the Sept. 11, 2001 al Qaeda attacks on New York and Washington. Specifically, that known operatives and future hijackers Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar had entered the U.S. in Los Angeles shortly after attending an al Qaeda summit meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in early January 2000.

The new accounts, mostly obtained during interviews in 2016 and 2018, flesh out that narrative. They also support the ominous theory, never fully explored by either the 9/11 Commission or Congress, that the CIA kept silent because it was secretly working hand in glove with its Saudi Arabian counterpart to recruit Hazmi and Mihdhar as informants.

Except for Clarke and Graham, the people interviewed are not named or identified by gender because they spoke on condition of anonymity. Canestraro states that he knows who they are, and he declined to identify them to Florida Bulldog. Enough descriptive information is provided in the text, however, that it’s possible to identify several interviewees.

The un-redacted declaration is remarkable for another reason: it comes from litigation in the U.S. Military Court at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp – where government censors routinely scrub and/or withhold court filings and transcripts in the name of national security. Its disclosure raises questions about what other information about September 11th is being kept secret at Guantanamo – from the 9/11 families and the American public?

According to his declaration, Canestraro was a DEA agent for 21 years when he joined the Office of Military Commissions in April 2016. “During July of 2016 I began an investigation into the possible involvement of the Saudi Arabian Government and the Central Intelligence Agency in the events leading up to the 9/11 attacks.”


Canestraro’s initial review of discovery documents provided by the government to the defense focused on Omar al Bayoumi and Fahad al Thumairy. Bayoumi was an apparent Saudi intelligence officer who had numerous contacts with Hazmi and Mihdhar and helped them obtain an apartment in San Diego. Thumairy was a Saudi consular official in Los Angeles and a local religious leader.

Saudi Arabia and fahad al thumairy and omar al bayoumi
Suspected Saudi agent and friend to two 9/11 hijackers Omar al-Bayoumi, right, and former Saudi diplomat and former Los Angeles Imam Fahad al-Thumairy

Bayoumi, Thumairy and a third man, Musaed al Jarrah – deputy head of Islamic Affairs at the Saudi embassy in Washington — are named as “principal subjects” of the FBI’s Operation Encore, a once-secret FBI probe into Saudi government involvement first made public in an October 2012 FBI report obtained by Florida Bulldog amid Freedom of Information Act litigation in 2016. The report says Jarrah “tasked” Bayoumi and Thumairy with helping the hijackers.

In September 2021, President Biden issued an executive order directing the Department of Justice and other federal agencies to conduct declassification reviews of documents regarding Operation Encore, referred to in the order as a “subfile” of the FBI’s primary PENTTBOMB investigation, and to publicly release as many documents as possible. The FBI has released thousands of pages so far – including records previously declared to be “state secrets” that say Saudi government officials knowingly provided a support network for Hazmi and Mihdhar, the first two al Qaeda hijackers to enter the U.S.

Canestraro’s client Ammar al-Baluchi, also known as Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, is a nephew of and co-defendant with Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the alleged “mastermind” behind 9/11. Government documents allege that from banks in Dubai he transferred tens of thousands of dollars to a Suntrust Bank account in Florida jointly owned by 9/11 hijackers Marwan al-Shehhi and Mohammed Atta. Atta flew American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Shehhi was at the controls of United Airlines Flight 175 when the Boeing 767 crashed into the South Tower.

Ammar al-Baluchi

Baluchi, like Mohammed, was captured in Pakistan in 2003 and held by the CIA for three years at overseas “black sites” where he was reportedly tortured before being transferred to Guantanamo in 2006. He, Mohammed and three others – Walid Bin Attash, Ramzi bin al-Shibh and Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi – all face capital charges, and the government has previously said it would seek the death penalty. No trial date has been set.


The CIA’s lack of cooperation with the FBI is discussed in detail in the declaration. One ex-FBI agent who worked under CIA control at Usama Bin Laden (UBL) Station, also known as ALEC Station, discussed how a colleague had prepared a Central Intelligence Report “outlining the possible presence of Al-Hazmi and Al-Mihdhar in the U.S.,” but was not allowed to forward it to the FBI for action.

Two former FBI agents stated that the CIA even spied on the FBI as it investigated 9/11.

Canestraro’s declaration says that in the spring of 2021 a former agent with “extensive experience in terrorism and counterintelligence matters,” explained that after the attacks “it became impossible for the FBI to unilaterally conduct a terrorism or counterintelligence investigation without the tacit approval of the CIA. CS-22 further related that officers of the local CIA domestic station located in his/her office of assignment would frequently sit in the command centers of local FBI Field Offices while FBI agents conducted operations related to counter terrorism to monitor FBI activities. CS-22 told me that the above made it easy for CIA officers to monitor FBI activities.”

Damage sustained by the USS Cole after being attacked in the harbour of Aden, Yemen by Al Qaeda on October 12, 2000.

Another former FBI agent, known as CS-8, said that “immediately following the 9/11 attacks, an intelligence officer was detailed to the FBI’s San Diego Field Office. CS-8 recalled that the officer was supposed to be assigned to the San Diego office to further information sharing between the FBI and the CIA. However, CS-8 later learned the officer was actually examining FBI files in an attempt to blame the FBI for the intelligence failures that led to 9/11.”

The ex-New York FBI counterterrorism agent who tussled with the CIA, referred to in the declaration as CS-12, was assigned to work the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen in the summer of 2001. That June, CS-12 was present during a meeting between CIA and FBI officials.


The CIA was said to have sought the meeting after being unable to locate some terrorist suspects. CIA officers showed three surveillance photos, didn’t say where or when they were taken, but asked if one was of Fahd Al-Quso, a suspect in the Cole bombing. CS-12 didn’t know. When FBI agents asked he CIA whether “stops” had been put in place to prevent those suspects from entering the U.S., frustrations grew.

CS-5, another former FBI special agent, said the New York agent “was so adamant” that the CIA provide information “for his/her investigation that he/she nearly ‘came over the table’ at CIA officials at a meeting with the FBI’s counter terrorism squad prior to 9/11,” the declaration says.

9/11 hijackers Khalid al-Mihdhar, right, and Nawaf al-Hazmi.

CS-12 later learned that two of the photos were of Hazmi and Mihdhar, the declaration says. Quso was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in 2012.

On Aug. 23, less than three weeks before the attacks, the New York FBI agent opened an EC, or electronic communication, from FBI headquarters about the photographs. It contained information “showing that Al-Hazmi and Al-Mihdhar were in the United States.” The declaration does not say it, but it has long been reported that the photos were snapped at the Malaysian al Qaeda gathering.

The agent contacted an FBI analyst at headquarters. The conversation became “’heated’ when the analyst told CS-12 that he/she was not authorized to view the EC and that he/she was ordered to delete it immediately.” Why? Because the information had been obtained from intelligence sources and that the bureaucratic “wall” between intelligence and criminal investigations precluded the agent from seeing it.

The next day the agent, the analyst and the acting chief of the FBI’s (Usama) Bin Laden Unit met in a 45-minute conference call. “During the call, officials at FBI headquarters told CS-12 to ‘stand down’ and to cease looking for Khalid Al-Mihdhar” and that HQ was looking to open an intelligence gathering investigation of Mihdhar. The following day the agent emailed the analyst warning, “‘someone is going to die’ unless the case against Mihdhar was pursued further.”


Immediately after the attacks FBI HQ and the New York office met again. “It was during this call that CS-12 learned that Al-Mihdhar and Al-Hazmi were on the flight manifests of one of the planes that were used in the attacks. CS-12 recalls that the conference call then became quite heated between the New York agents and HQS personnel.”

On Sept. 14, CS-12 contacted the FBI analyst who produced a fourth photograph from the same surveillance operation. The photo was of Walid Bin Attash, who was readily identifiable due to his missing leg.

Walid Bin Attash

Had the New York agents been shown that photo earlier, CS-12 said, they would have “immediately linked Al-Hazmi and Al-Mihdhar to Bin Attash, a prime suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole. As a result, the inquiry would have been able to devote the full resources of the FBI’s New York Field Office to efforts to find the two hijackers later in the summer of 2001.”

What happened fueled the theory that the CIA didn’t tell the FBI that two al Qaeda terrorists were in the U.S. to protect their secret plan to recruit Hazmi and Mihdhar as informants.

One “former senior FBI official whose identity if known to me,” dubbed CS-16, told Canestraro, the FBI’s N.Y.C. office wasn’t told that Hazmi and Mihdhar were in the country until Aug. 26, 2001. “CS-16 stated that the CIA withheld the information that the two hijackers had had entered the country in 2000 from the FBI on orders from two CIA employees, Richard Blee and Tom Wilshire. CS-16 stated that it was his/her opinion that the information was withheld as the CIA was attempting to recruit Al Hazmi and/or Al Mihdhar as intelligence sources while they were in the U.S.”

Blee became the chief of UBL Station in 1999 and was in charge there on 9/11. Wilshire was Blee’s deputy.

FBI agent CS-5 said the CIA’s reluctance to tell the FBI about the two al Qaeda figures “didn’t make sense” to many New York agents and led CS-5 to conclude “that the CIA was running an intelligence operation targeting Al-Qaeda that somehow involved Hazmi and Mihdhar.” CS-5 believed the CIA operation “may have spun out of control” and they came to the FBI in June 2001 “with limited information in an attempt to locate the hijackers without revealing the true nature or extent of their operation against Al Qaeda.”

Yet another ex-FBI agent said to have “extensive knowledge” of counterterrorism and counterintelligence matters, stated in June 2021 that the effort to recruit Hazmi and Mihdhar “was an operation directed by the Central Intelligence Agency. CS-23 told me that the CIA used their liaison relationship with the Saudi intelligence services to conduct an operation on U.S. soil. CS-23 told me that the Saudis were used as a go between as the CIA is forbidden by law to conduct intelligence operations within the U.S.” The CIA “has used its relationship with allied intelligence services to conduct operations inside the United States in the past,” the declaration says.


Former Deputy National Security Advisor Richard Clarke gave a similar account, adding that prior to the attacks Deputy CIA Director Cofer Black had told him the CIA had no human intelligence sources inside Al Qaeda and that he was determined to change that. Clarke also said neither he nor the FBI was told about Hazmi and Mihdhar because “the CIA was running a ‘false flag’ operation to recruit the hijackers.

Richard Clarke

“According to Mr. Clarke, this ‘false flag’ operation would have involved Al-Bayoumi befriending the two hijackers by attempting to convince them that he was sympathetic to their cause. At the same time, Al-Bayoumi would have been reporting on the hijackers’ activities to Saudi intelligence and, ultimately to the CIA. Mr. Clarke stated that when he proclaimed this belief publicly, he received an angry phone call from former director of the CIA George Tenet. Mr. Clarke noted, however, that Mr. Tenet did not deny the allegation made by Mr. Clarke.”

Both Clarke and former Sen. Graham were critical of the 9/11 Commission, saying it “did not investigate the Saudi connection to the 9/11 attacks completely.” Clarke added that the commission’s executive director, Philip Zelikow, “was selected by National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice to prevent damage to the Bush Administration by blocking the Commission’s line of inquiry into the Saudi connection.”

“Mr. Clarke told me that the operation to penetrate Al-Qaeda may have [been] organized by high level employees of the CIA. Mr. Clarke stated that he believed that most of the records of the CIA’s operation to penetrate Al-Qaeda through Al-Bayoumi were destroyed in an effort to cover up the operation,” the declaration says.

An ex-FBI agent, CS-3, working under CIA control at Usama Bin Laden (UBL) Station, also known by the code name ALEC Station after the son of its first chief, discussed how a colleague had prepared a Central Intelligence Report (CIR) “outlining the possible presence of Al-Hazmi and Al-Mihdhar in the U.S.,” but was not allowed to forward it to the FBI for action.

“CS-3 stated that he/she believed at the time that the CIA prevented the distribution of the CIR as teh agency did not want the FBI interfering with a CIA operation that was being run domestically in violation of U.S. law,” the declaration says.


While most criticism in the declaration is directed at the CIA, higher ups at the FBI were also targets of the FBI agents’ complaints.

An ex-agent in the bureau’s Washington Field Office referred to as CS-9, was part of a squad tasked with investigating leads developed after the attacks. CS-9 told Canestraro that “agents were told they were not permitted to interview Saudi nationals in support of their investigation. CS-9 stated that many of the leads developed during his/her investigation pointed toward the Saudi diplomats stationed in Washington, D.C.

Another former FBI agent, CS-4, who in the spring of 2002 supervised two other FBI agents assigned to the CIA’s UBL Station, stated that “CS-3 approached him/her and said, ‘Boss, something is bothering me big time…we [meaning the United States government] could have prevented the 9/11 attacks.” CS-3 then outlined the CIA intelligence that showed Hazmi and Mihdhar had attended the Malaysian al Qaeda meeting, that the CIA knew in January 2001 that both men had multiple entry visas to the U.S. and that his FBI colleague had written a report on the future hijackers that “was not distributed on orders from one of the analysts at UBL Station.”

CS-3 gave his supervisor a draft of the report. The supervisor, a male, asked who else knew about it. CS-3 said just him and the colleague who wrote it. The supervisor said he then contacted FBI deputy director for counterterrorism Pasquale D’Amuro saying he needed to meet right away. The supervisor hopped in his car and “at a high rate of speed” drove to FBI headquarters where he met with D’Amuro and gave him the secret UBL report on Hazmi and Mihdhar.

“D’Amuro read the cable then told CS-4, ‘I will take care of this,’ the declaration says. “CS-4 noted that D’Amuro never mentioned the cable’s existence” again.

A short time later, though, CS-4 was promoted out of UBL Station to a senior liaison position outside of the FBI. He hadn’t asked for a promotion and told Canestraro he felt he was moved away from UBL Station because he “knew about the existence” of the CIA’s secret report on Hazmi and Mihdhar. CS-4 added he believed he was moved to ensure he “kept silent.”

Ex-FBI agent CS-23 said that when the FBI became aware of Omar Bayoumi’s affiliation with Saudi Intelligence and the CIA’s recruitment operation through Bayoumi after 9/11, “senior FBI officials suppressed investigations into the above. CS-23 also told me that FBI agents testifying before (Congress’s) Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 attacks were instructed not to reveal the full extent of Saudi involvement with Al-Qaeda,” Canestraro’s declaration says.

The declaration does not say who ordered FBI field agents investigating 9/11 not to interview Saudi nationals or other agents to lie to Congress – or why.

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44 responses to “Ex-FBI agents accuse top CIA, FBI officials of 9/11 coverup; CIA said to use Saudis, others for illegal domestic spy operations”

  1. Give me a break- it’s been over 20 years! Wake up! It was an inside job – a false flag to get their war of terror going.

    September 11: The New Pearl Harbor (Full Documentary)
    (5 hour documentary that destroys all aspects of the official story)

    And most of those people held in Guantanamo were not part of Al-CIAda–the US went into one of the poorest nations in the world and offered money to anyone who reported a suspected terrorist. A law professor from Seton Hall College in NJ looked into who those people being held in Guantanamo really were and it looked like most were just there because the US offered money to people who were extremely poor and willing to accuse others of being terrorists, so they could collect money (e.g. Flyer reads: “You can receive millions of dollars for helping the Anti-Taliban Force catch Al-Qaida and Taliban murderers). So, more state-craft to make the American sheep believe there really were terrorists out there (when the real terrorists were in the US govt)

    The US govt did the 9/11 false flag so they could wage war on a number of nations–the NeoCons in the Project for A New American Century outlined this in one of their founding documents, noting that in order to get the American sheep to support such military ventures, there needed to be a “catastrophic, catalyzing event like a New Pearl Harbor”

    And here’s some of the horror these Neocons unleashed on Iraq:
    Article from 2014-
    Easter in Fallujah: US Military “Commemorates” Its Iraq Massacre. “Tell Them It’s the Sound of Freedom.” General Mark Kimmitt’s Easter Day Mistruths (just the first paragraphs reveals the utter horror the neocons in control of the US govt unleashed upon the Iraqis–I bet Hollywood won’t make a movie about this)

  2. There is always that one crackpot like Sandra to publicly admit her ignorance on the matter. This was a fantastic article Dan and will be doing a response video on it! Ive always wondered who in the FBI ultimately made the decision to tell supervisors in NYC and Washington DC to suppress any investigation into the Saudis. It had to come from Mueller.

  3. Darin Harvey Avatar

    Fantastic work Dan and the Florida Bulldog. People like Sandra hinder the truth with their ignorance and stupidity. She has no clue about the red flags of Radical Islamic Terrorism before 9/11. The 1993 WTC Bombing is so critical as that case was not completely solved. People like Sandra have absolutely no clue what they’re talking about and it’s embarrassing. Keep up the great work Dan

  4. Edward Crespo Avatar
    Edward Crespo

    I’ve lived most of my life in Hollywood, FL. I’m a professional entertainer and have always worked nights. I would get home after midnight and take my Golden Retriever, “Brandon,” for a walk. I did this almost every night. There was an old rooming house across the street from my house just off U.S. 1 (Federal Highway) and we would usually walk by it. Golden Retrievers are known for their sweet, gentle disposition. I’d never seen Brandon growl at anyone until one night prior to the 911 attack. I don’t remember exactly when it was, but as we approached the rooming house, 2 men and a woman were just walking out the front entrance. It was about 1 AM. Brandon suddenly froze and began growling at them. I didn’t know why he was suddenly showing aggression and other than the fact they were obviously middle-eastern in both appearance and speech, (I heard a few words they spoke,) no red flags popped up, except for Brandon’s behavior, and we continued our walk. The three people got into a car parked out front and left. I thought no more about it. At some point after 911, I saw a group of people, including the Hollywood P.D., members of the media and as I found out later, several F.B.I. agents, in front of the rooming house. I put Brandon on his leash and walked over to see what was happening. Apparently, two of the terrorists had stayed there prior to the attack. I knew right then beyond any reasonable doubt that they were the ones Brandon and I encountered that night. I couldn’t positively identify any of them, it was fairly dark when I saw them…but Brandon instinctively KNEW there was something wrong with them!! Dogs are much better judges of character than people are. If someone is an asshole scumbag, a dog will immediately pick up on it and react accordingly! I told the F.B.I. agent about my encounter and about the woman who was with them. I don’t know if they ever found out who she was,

  5. The Bushes and the Saudi Royal Family were Equals in Barbarity . The Saudis with Medieval Beheadings and the Bushes with the Genocides in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  6. […] long-running and increasingly substantiated claims of secret Saudi links to the terrorists. Now in Ex-FBI agents accuse top CIA, FBI officials of 9/11 coverup; CIA said to use Saudis, others for ille… Dan Christensen has new […]

  7. Enoch Ronaldson Avatar
    Enoch Ronaldson

    Thanks for clarifying the situation you have only omitted that Andrew Windsor the younger brother of King Charles was innocently involved as he was providing an intelligence channel from the English GCHQ to Saudi officials with connections to the involved parties. Andrew operated as a deniable conduit between the English government and a number of Arabic governments while a Uk “trade ambassador”. His US contacts ultimately became a source of embarrassment for him as did the “bags of cash” his brother Charles accepted from Arab leaders. The “royal” families in England and Arabia maintain many links throughout this period.

  8. Care must be taken in positioning the Saudis as top of the tree suspects, like Epstein the Jeffrey its actually the company, elites in western spheres of influence that managed to topple the twin towers and unleash tyranny in Iraq,.Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine etc

  9. Sandra is right . The story is a good one …but this has been trickling out for years . Of course some good agents know its a cover-up . Probably a lot of them . What can they do ?

    And do you really think those Saudi agents would go on a suicide mission like we all believed. Mohammad Atta told people in a bank that those buildings would come down . Abandoned his plane on a runway somewhere . Caused a ruckus in strip bars . Does that sound like someone trying to lay low …or trying lay a trail to be followed for the official story …simple stuff ….same as Oswald passing out the anti Castro papers in the street and dojng radio interviews in New Orleans .

  10. ffwd to the Chevy Bolt EV..
    no coincidence w. L!v golf.. and.. etc.

    Pvtin n’ Bvsh are top 5 ahls of the century imho.

  11. Barbara Honegger Avatar
    Barbara Honegger

    Timely and Important
    To Dan Christensen:
    The sworn testimony and documented facts in this posting will throw a completely new light on the Declaration by Mr. Canestraro which I hope you’ll be able to share with him. First, the entire discussion and its relevance to the ‘9/11 Five’ case at Guantanamo hinges on the official claim that Al Hazmi and Al Mihdhar were on the plane that attacked the Pentagon on 9/11, which assumption is refuted by multiple compelling lines evidence. Just the tip of the iceberg of this is that the press release American Airlines put out, shortly after the FDR and CVR the Pentagon claimed was from Flight 77 was analyzed and made public, revealed that that CVR was an “older model” and “the wrong kind” for any of its 757s flying on 9/11, and thus the FDR found near the CVR was also. For this and other compelling evidence that the plane at the Pentagon was not Flight 77 and thus that Al Hazmi and Al Mihdhar could not have been on it see from 1:22:11 to 1:27:57 in my presentation to the 20th 9/11 Anniversary Conference and please also watch it in its entirety. Second, the CIA’s involvement wasn’t only that the agency illegally and allegedly unsuccessfully tried to recruit Al Hazmi and Al Mihdhar using Saudis as fronts overseen by Prince Bandar, aka ‘Bandar Bush’, which is a classic limited hangout, but that its own NOC agent HAD successfully penetrated Al Qaeda and was a key source for the FBI’s information on the two alleged Pentagon hijackers. This agent, code named Hylandar, whose name and contact information you will be receiving shortly at The Bulldog, gave his evidence to and tried to get his story out through both members of Congress and the mainstream media including FOX’s Tucker Carlson, without success. The text of his communication to Carlson is further below. FBI Special Agent Richard Lambert, who in the wake of 9/11 oversaw the bureau’s San Diego area investigation relating to Al Hazmi and Al Mihdhar before the attacks, knows of Hylandar’s testimony and has had his contact information for some time. Third, another reason Al Hazmi could not have been on the plane at the Pentagon is that he had been near-mortally wounded in a knife attack on c. August 24th. Learning of this the CIA panicked and Director Brennan personally went to Al Hazmi. This is the real reason the agency finally and urgently reached out to the FBI claiming that they could not “find” him — or Mihdhar. It was not that they didn’t know precisely where Al Hazmi was – they did, as testified to under oath in detail in the sworn jurat affidavit of the man who had attacked him (that specific section of the affidavit begins part way down on p. 2) but because the agency then was desperate to know if the FBI had learned of the assault or that it knew that both Bandar and CIA Director Brennan had met directly with Al Hazmi inside the U.S. before 9/11 (see the affidavit). Fourth, the official Pentagon claim that there was only a single survivor of its Navy Command Center (NCC) on 9/11, Kevin Shaeffer, is a cover for another explosive truth. In my then capacity as then Senior Military Affairs Journalist at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) — DoD’s premiere science, technology and national security affairs graduate research university– I was told in person by Admiral Hathaway, who had been in a command position inside the NCC on 9/11, that “the majority of the 18 or 19 personnel in its Intelligence Cell that morning survived” and that, perhaps not coincidentally as the evidence is overwhelming that the NCC was targeted by pre-placed explosives – see my Presentation”Behind The Smoke Curtain: What Happened at The Pentagon on 9/11, and What Didn’t, and Why It Matters” to Seattle Town Hall (this may take up to a minute before beginning to play) that Hathaway and the officers in the NCC Intel Cell were then conducting an in depth investigation of the USS Cole bombing, an earlier attack on a Navy asset linked to none other than Hazmi and al Mihdhar. Below is the text of the CIA NOC Agent’s communication with Tucker Carlson at FOX which provides further details. FYI the posting in Comments by Sandra is both accurate and important, versus those that attempt to discredit the facts by personal attacks are not. If any of the links in this posting have been taken down please let me know at [email protected] with the Subject line ‘Al Hazmi BULLDOG Post’ so that I can provide working ones. I trust you will carefully review and take this information seriously and follow it up.
    Thank You, Barbara Honegger
    To: TUCKER CARLSON c/o Justin Wells, Senior Executive Producer,
    Dear Tucker,
    HYLANDAR is the CIA officer who served as the Al Qaeda Arabia Peninsula geologist. Much of the FBI reporting on the San Diego – WDC 911 Plane Hijackers came from my raw field intelligence reporting.
    Via FEDEX I sent you a copy of a presentation Mr. Michael H. Gustin provided Sen Cornyn and Representative King in June 2016. I never received confirmation you received the presentation. I believed you were committed to the truth. You were fearless, seek the truth, really?
    The presentation documents the identity of the Saudi National – SALEH ABDULLAH KAMEL who supported the 911 hijackers and his Saudi – Pakistani – Iranian investment and banking group DALLAH A LBARAKA GROUP aka DALLAH AL BARAKAAT INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY.
    While working against UBL/Al Qaeda “Gold Chain” I was detained in western Pakistan by the Haqqani tribe. I was beaten and now suffer from a damaged brain optic nerve damage result of an AK – 47 blow to the back of the head.
    As you are not interested in the FBI/CIA – Justice Department cover – up and more importantly John Brennan’s role in this sad state of affairs at the expense of American lives I will send the presentation to CNN and MSNBC in faith a journalist has the courage to learn the truth.
    You can interview all the inside case officers you want. But I promise you, there is only one are NOC HYLANDAR.
    (Note: The writer, whose name and contact information I will send to you at The Bulldog, provided a full Presentation to Sen. Cornyn and Rep. King, from whom You should be able to request it if he isn’t himself forthcoming.)

  12. Yes it probably came from Mueller – but from BUSH to Mueller, and Prince Bandar to Bush?

  13. Limited Hang out in 3..2..1..

  14. Adam Fitzgerald Avatar
    Adam Fitzgerald

    Barbara Honegger is a known crackpot and thinks all the hijacked planes were drones. Her comment can be ignored by any serious or rational person investigating the 9/11 attacks. She has been at this for years with her lies. That’s why she is stuck in the deep recesses of viral media.

  15. Barbara Honegger Avatar
    Barbara Honegger

    The above post by Adam Fitzgerald is both false and libelous as he knows that I do not claim that the 9/11 planes were ‘drones’ which are remote controlled throughout their flight, though dozens of licensed pilots have signed onto based on the evidence that at least some of the planes were taken over remotely via an onboard uninterruptible autopilot, i.e. that the hijacked planes were themselves hijacked by this cutting edge technology. My 1989 book October Surprise, the first on the subject by almost three years, just received the highest possible validation on the front page of the March 19th New York Times (“A Four-Decade Secret: One Man’s Story of Sabotaging Carter’s Re-election” and my researched articles in DoD publications were vetted at the highest levels during my tenure as Senior Military Affairs Journalist at the Naval Postgraduate School, the premiere science, technology and national security affairs graduate research university of the Dept. of Defense. It is ad hominem posts like Mr. Fitzgerald’s that must be ignored.

  16. Barbara Honegger is a known crackpot that claimed to have special “psi” mental powers. Her 1989 book on the October Surprise was a compilation of fake “testimonies” by con-artists like Oswald LeWinter that claimed to have been at alleged secret meetings in Europe with William Casey and Georg Bush negotiating the OS conspiracy. But none of those people were there and those meetings never happened – it was all made-up BS, as was clearly established by two seperate gov investigations in the 90s. The charlatans and their ridiculous claims in her book were in fact responsible for discrediting the OS conspiracy theory by association – like a perfect example of disinformation. The recent 2023 NYT article confirms again that all the events in Barbara’s book were fiction, although she tries to peddle it as support for her book, proving once again that she is no better than people like LeWinter. Barbara has also been in the forefront of peddling the theory that the 9/11 Pentagon crash was a staged event, thus helping to give 9/11 truth research a bad name, discrediting real research by association with crackpots like her – just like she did with the October Surprise conspiracy back in the day.

  17. Dear All:

    Bob Graham, and Dan Christensen, were my BIBLICAL MOSES, in presenting the flaws in the 9/11 official story. They AWAKENED ME to the existence of additional dimensions in the world in which we live.

    All of this incredible work is done at huge PERIL, in that suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation, even if only Freedom of Information Act records, as the what really happened on 9/11/2001, is FRAUGHT WITH DANGER. I need to also thank their attorney, Tom Julin.

    As such, I AM FOREVER INDEBTED TO THEM, and to the Florida Bulldog.


    Jackson Rip Holmes

  18. […] the past few days, however, much more exhaustive articles have appeared on and also, which have provided copies of the 22 page unredacted court document, which seems to not be […]

  19. Some people like to pretend that 9/11 accountability was prevented because some 9/11 truthers didn’t stick to serious research. This whole thing should have been explained by the Joint Inquiry and the 9/11 Commission. They both failed.

    The mainstream media should have interviewed Blee, Wilshire, Casey, Bikowsky, Corsi and Middleton years ago. You can’t run annual memorial coverage and then continue to dishonor the victims by refusing to use your media clout to find out why they died. That is shameful, disgusting conduct that has nothing to do with 9/11 truthers.

    Was The Ground Truth by John Farmer a serious book? He blamed the prevention failure on bureaucratic inefficiencies but then admitted the 9/11 Commission failed to find out the deal with al-Hazmi/al-Mihdhar. How is that serious analysis?

    Greg Barker did a documentary on Alec Station entitled Manhunt based on Peter Bergen’s book. Did Barker ask the Alec Station agents to explain al-Hazmi/al-Mihdhar? Of course not. Did Bergen get an explanation? No he did not. Did serious journalist Steve Coll use his access to Blee to get an explanation? No. One of the most bizarre aspects of 9/11 that calls into question the integrity of the US intelligence community and “serious” journalists pretend like it isn’t important?

    Here are a couple of aspects that don’t make sense:

    1)Why wouldn’t the Malaysia meeting have been bugged? If NSA and CIA were listening to the Yemen hub then they would have had time to prep some sort of recording effort. Of course admitting the meeting was bugged would make CIA/NSA look awful so I guess we should assume it didn’t happen. Should we take at face value the efficacy of the torture program? After all the same CIA people who claim no recording was possible told us the torture program was super effective.

    2)Why keep taking the Saudi tradecraft at face value? Bandar would never arrange a suitcase of cash would he? No way. It makes much more sense to use traceable payments from his wife’s account. The dumbest spy tradecraft ever and we should assume it is true and makes sense? Like the wired accounts from Shaikh to Atta. When you can make incriminating, traceable payments to the lead hijacker, well you gotta do it right?

  20. Barbara Honegger lost me at using “mainstream media” and “Tucker Carlson” in the same sentence.

  21. A “damned good question” that needs to be answered.

    I still question the “flip theory.” Most people who speak of it or are reported on speaking of it have only guessed that that is what took place. The “recruitment” of Al-Qaeda operatives on U.S. soil in order to get “inside” Al-Qaeda. A theory. I think Thomas Drake’s assertion about Cheney being fed information on the hijackers prior to 9/11 through a “back channel” also needs to be addressed.

    Great article Dan. I tried to call you, but got your voicemail.

  22. Erik Larson was responsible for getting the Bush/Cheney MFR from the 9/11 Commission released. Something the Bush Administration and others weren’t prepared for.

  23. Sharon, read my above article about a “Damned Good Question.”

  24. Lots and lots of confusing stuff and parsing here —- but NONE of this is new to those of us tracking data over the past 20 years!!!

    No mention of Stephen Cambone’s FOIA’d notes?????

    No mention of FBI’s Frasca and Maltbie???

    OK, let’s cut the CUH–RAP and focus like a Real Investigation: who were the victims in the Pentagon and aboard Flight 77?!?!

    When Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon’s west wall conference room, almost all of the DIA’s auditing team were killed or severely injured — the same auditing group which had finished a report on the missing and unaccounted for $2.3 trillion of DoD funds?!?!

    No worries, they had used a financial services contractor where their offsite storage was with —- located in the WTC’s Twin Towers!!!

    Onboard Flight 77 —– the same flight federal agents had allowed three Saudi hijackers to board just after they had interrogated two of the three at the airport [SOURCE: FOIA’d Stephen Cambone notes] —– were an incredible array of passengers, including a physicist from the Naval Surface Warfare Center who the year before had been tasked with devising a covert method of sabotaging/destroying skyscrapers (presumably foreign ones)! He came up with the solution of interweaving nanothermite with fiber optics within fiber optic cables —- in the four days prior to 9/11 the top 20 to 40 floors of the Twin Towere had new fiber optics cabling installed by EurekaGGN!

    Any questions . . .

  25. Who died in the Pentagon???

    Who perished onboard Flight 77?!

    These are Real Investigation questions —– drones flying into the Pentagon are standard CIA disinformation the useful idiots keep repeating!

    Who cares —- the question in any murder involves the VICTIMS!!!

    What a bunch of pathetic rubes!!!

  26. Robert Alexander Avatar
    Robert Alexander

    Well I believe I have the answer as to why the CIA finally told the FBI on August 26,2001 ! And the reason the Saudi’s in Sarasota Florida left so fast. My chance run-in with 9/11 hijacker’s Harrisburg International Airport after after Little League World Series lost in Williamsport Pa Aug 23,2001. Released Video of a welcoming party for 9/11 hijacker’s in Feb of 2000,and my introduction to Prince Bandar. With John Brennan so close, there’s no way they didn’t know he was @#$&ing there…

  27. Here lies the entire problem with this article:
    “His declaration includes the results of his interviews with 11 ex-FBI agents, 2 ex-CIA agents, a CNN investigative journalist, former deputy National Security Advisor Richard Clarke and former Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL), co-chair of Congress’s Joint Inquiry into 9/11.”
    To anyone who has ever been in military intelligence, Richard Clarke is a giant ZERO — although I agree with his criticism of George Weasel Bush, who endorsed Biden for prez, everything thing else about him is suspect! Not competent on anything! Would have to know the specific names of the FBI and CIA personnel as they are ALWAYS suspect. Graham is not a trustworthy source.

  28. To any serious truth seekers I would humbly recommend a book few have heard of (logical reason for PuppetMedia news blackouts): “Disconnecting the Dots” by Kevin Fenton! Will clarify all this parsing gibberish in this article —- which I find atrocious, BTW!

  29. The entire 9/11 Commission Report was such utter garbage — but then only a very few would ever bother to read it, SOP!!

    On the bottom of p. 921 or 931, have forgotten by now, Zoe Baird suggests the adoption of a National ID card for all citizens, as if that would have stopped John Brennan, CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia, from overriding the State Department visa examiner who had rejected 12 of the 13 future Saudi hijackers!!!

  30. Erik Larsen interviewing Kevin Fenton —– highly recommended!

    (Not sure I agree with the conclusion — YES, much information withheld by the CIA, NSA AND the DIA —- but FBI field agents sent in hundreds of reports and memos to HQ warning of the coming 9/11 probable attacks!)

  31. A thousand thanks to this site for allowing my posts — to date the ONLY site which does! Last site I was banned from was the NEW YORK POST for mentioning that REID HOFFMAN was bankrolling that “rapist trial” from E. Jean Carroll —- all these faux pseudo–conservative sites ban all commenters who post data and sourced comments: Breitbart, American Greatness, The Gateway Pundit, 100% Fed Up, Def–Con News, Zero Hedge (actually sold to communist organization several years back), and too many others — all the Salem Media Group sites long ago banned me (Town Hall, Red State, etc.), Disqus, of course! [Banned from American Greatness for for respondimg to Edward Jay Epstein’s rehashed fiction “that Clay Shaw wasn’t connected to the CIA” ——– Richard Hellms testified in 1975 that Shaw was a CIA “cutout”!]
    North America is as heavily censored as China, although in both regions the truth will get out!

  32. Izz Realdidnine-eleven Avatar
    Izz Realdidnine-eleven

    I think we can all see the obvious Fed bots on this thread, like Adam Fitzgerald and Simon. Probably operating from the boiler room of Unit 8200 in Israel, the grandmasters of gas lighting, gang stalking, and Project Mockingbird Bird CIA propaganda. Surely the 5 dancing Israelis know what I mean. You know, the 5 dancing Israelis who were connected to mossad and in their own words they “showed up the night before to film the event” and got busted celebrating on 9/11 when the buildings exploded, were arrested by the FBI, and quietly released back to Israel 30 days later with their photos. Americans know their govt has been hijacked by the same Zionist SCUM that did 9/11, profited from it then wrote themselves a blank check for their FAKE war on terror, that they’ve been profiting from ever since by US tax payers. As quoted by the US Army and Marine Corp – “They did it. If Americans ever know that Israel did 9/11 they will scrub Israel off face of the Earth.”

  33. Izz Realdidnine-eleven Avatar
    Izz Realdidnine-eleven

    Ahhh interesting. I see what kind of comments this site allows. They allow Fed bots like Adam Fitzgerald and Simon to make comments, while my comment was quickly deleted. I see what kind of mockingbird scam website this this is. Intentionally misdirecting people with your phony narrative. Israel’s Unit 8200 Propaganda program must pay you guys good money. Zionist SCUM.

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  35. […] Christensen, an investigative reporter and editor of the Florida Bulldog, has written an important article on the CIA’s concealment of the identities of two alleged hijackers, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid […]

  36. KEVIN WHITLOW Avatar

    Yes Sandra you are spot on. Just like operation Northwoods back in 63. Our leaders are puppets and not governing anything. They steal electiona and prepare with Jan 6th videos show fbi leading the way with the narrative they want to use to save our “democracy “. Anytime they keep repeating the same bs thing over n over its exactly that, bs. Just like benghazi was a YouTube video.

  37. What a load of gibberish. This article serves to continue the 9/11 coverup, since it weren’t ‘saudis’ who caused it, but the ISRAELI MOSSAD!!!

  38. CS-12 is FBI Agent Steve Bongardt, FBI Agent Ali Soufan’s assistant in New York and in charge of the New Office when Soufan was in Yemen investigating the Cole bombing.

    The FBI analyst at headquarters that CS-12, i.e. Steve Bongardt, contacted at FBI HQs was FBI HQ IOS agent Dina Corsi

    Bongardt’s boss, Ali Soufan, was given the photo of Walid bin Attash taken at the Kuala Lumpur meeting on September 13 by the CIA Yemen station chief. This was the proof that Mihdhar and Hazmi, who had been at the same meeting with bin Attash, the mastermind of the Cole bombing, had taken part in the planning of the Cole bombing.

    “The CIA was said to have sought the meeting after being unable to locate some terrorist suspects. CIA officers showed three surveillance photos, didn’t say where or when they were taken, but asked if one was of Fahd Al-Quso, a suspect in the Cole bombing. CS-12 didn’t know. When FBI agents asked the CIA whether “stops” had been put in place to prevent those suspects from entering the U.S., frustrations grew.”

    This is totally not correct. The CIA never wanted to locate Mihdhar and Hazmi. Tenet moved a spy into the FBI ITOS unit in mid-May 2001 after he received an official request from FBI Agent Ali Soufan in April 2001. Soufan asked Tenet for any information that the CIA had on Walid bin Attash and any al Qaeda planning meeting in Kuala Lumpur. Tenet, though this request connected bin Attash to the al Qaeda planning meeting, and ordered a CIA officer, Tom Wilshere, to move to the FBI, to the ITOS unit to find out what Soufan and his people had found out. Did they know that Mihdhar and Hazmi had been at the Kuala Lumpur al Qaeda planning meeting with bin Attash planning the Cole bombing? This was the most closely graded secret at the CIA. Wilshere asked FBI HQ agent Dina Corsi to set up this meeting and then had a CIA officer, Clarke Shannon, who worked for him at the bin Laden Station, attend this meeting to find out what the Cole bombing investigators knew about Mihdhar and Hazmi.

    The meeting took place on June 11, 2001, at the New York FBI field office. The Cole bombing investigators were never asked can you help us find these people. Instead, Shannon asked FBI Agent Steve Bongardt and the other people part of his team, “Do you recognize anyone in these photos (the three photos of Mihdhar and Hazmi taken at the Kuala Lumpur meeting)? No one knew who these people were. Bongardt asked Shannon who were these people, why was the CIA surveilling them, and what did they have to do with the Cole bombing. CIA officer Clark Shannon told Bongardt that one of the people in the photos shown to him on June 11, 2001, was of Khalid al-Mihdhar and that he had a Saudi passport. Corsi said they could not give Bongardt any more information due to the wall, a wall that was nothing but a complete fiction.

    A new book has just been published on Amazon, detailing all of this information, “The Secrets of 9/11, Why the CIA and FBI HQ allowed the attacks on 9/11.” The information in this book comes largely from the US government official reports on 9/11 and from interviews of FBI agents who had wanted to prevent the attacks on 9/11 and were shut down by FBI HQ. This book details the deliberate actions taken by the most senior people at the CIA and by FBI manager Tom Wilshere at the FBI ITOS unit, who was secretly taking orders from the CIA while working at the FBI. Wilshere had effectively been told to shut down FBI investigations of al Qaeda terrorists found in the US. It was the FBI agents and managers who worked under Wilshere’s direction who shut down FBI Steven Bongardt’s investigation of Mihdhar and Hazmi when they knew by doing this many people would be murdered.

    Wilshere was aware by August 21, 2001, that both Mihdhar and Hazmi were inside the US to take part in a massive al Qaeda terrorist attack that would cause mass casualties. That is over three weeks prior to 9/11 and more than enough time to have allowed Bongardt and his team to have found these two al Qaeda terrorists if his investigation had not been shut down..

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