Thursday, September 08, 2011
FBI Probe Into Sarasota Fl Saudi Al-Hiijjii Family's Link to 9/11 Hijacker Mohamed Atta Wasn't Reported to Congress or 9/11 Commission, What the Hell.
DENVER POST...Just two weeks before the 9/11 hijackers slammed into the Pentagon and World Trade Center, members of a Saudi family abruptly vacated their luxury home in Sarasota, Fla., leaving a brand new car in the driveway, a refrigerator full of food, fruit on the counter — and an open safe in the master bedroom.
In the weeks to follow, law enforcement agents not only discovered the home was visited by vehicles used by the hijackers, but also phone calls were linked between the home and those who carried out the death flights — including leader Mohamed Atta — in discoveries never before revealed to the public.
Ten years after the deadliest attack of terrorism on U.S. soil, new information has emerged that shows the FBI found troubling ties between the hijackers and residents in the upscale community in southwest Florida, but the investigation wasn't reported to Congress or mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report.
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, the Florida Democrat who co-chaired the congressional Joint Inquiry into the attacks, said he should have been told about the findings, saying it "opens the door to a new chapter of investigation as to the depth of the Saudi role in 9/11. . . . No information relative to the named people in Sarasota was disclosed."
SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE...The FBI investigation began the month after 9/11 when Larry Berberich, senior administrator and security officer of the gated community known as Prestancia, reported a bizarre event that took place two weeks before the hijackings of four passenger jets that originated in Boston, Newark and Washington.
The couple, living with their small children at the three-bedroom house at 4224 Escondito Circle, had left in a hurry in a white van, probably on Aug. 30. They abandoned three recently registered vehicles, including a brand-new Chrysler PT Cruiser, in the garage and driveway.
Abdulazzi al-Hiijjii and his wife, Anoud al-Hiijjii, could not be reached, nor could the then-owner of the Sarasota house, Esam Ghazzawi, who is Anoud al-Hiijjii's father. The house was sold in 2003, Sarasota County records show.
Phone records and the Prestancia gate records linked the house on Escondito Circle to the hijackers. In addition, three of the four future hijackers had lived in Venice (actually on W. Laurel Rd Nokomis Fl) — just 8 miles from the house — for much of the year before 9/11.
ATTA PHONE RECORDS;
The counterterrorism agent said records of incoming and outgoing calls made at the Escondito house were obtained from the phone company under subpoena.
Agents were able to conduct a link analysis, a system of tracking calls based on dates, times and length of conversations — finding the Escondito calls dating back more than a year, "lined up with the known suspects."
The links were not just to Atta and his hijack pilots, the agent said, but to 11 other terrorist suspects, including Walid al-Shehhri, one of the men who flew with Atta on the first plane to strike the World Trade Center.
Another was Adnan Shukrijumah, a former Miramar, Fla., resident identified as having been with Atta in the spring of 2001. Shukrijumah is still at large and is on the FBI's Most Wanted list.
ATTA'S PONTIAC CAR AT THE GATE;
But it was the gate records at the Prestancia development that produced the most telltale information.
People who arrived by car had to give their names and the home's address they were visiting. Gate staff would sometimes ask to see a driver's license and note the name, Berberich said. More importantly, he added, the license plates of cars pulling through the gate were photographed.
Atta is known to have used variations of his name, but the license plate of the car he owned was on record, (MOHAMED ATTA HAD A 1989 RED PONTIAC WITH FL TAG D79DDV.)
The vehicle and name information on Atta and Jarrah fit that of drivers entering Prestancia on their way to visit the home at 4224 Escondito Circle, said Berberich and the counterterrorism officer.
The people living there were Anoud and her husband, al-Hiijjii, who appeared to be in his 30s and once identified himself as a college student, said Berberich, who met the son-in-law;
Abdulaziz Alhijji's Education, BS, MIS
University of South Florida
9/11 Hijack Pilots Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi And Ziad Jarrah’s Support Network In Sarasota Fl As They Plot Mass Murder.
9/11 Hijack Pilot Mohamed Atta shows up in the Sarasota Fl area in the month of June 2000, Atta and his partner in mass murder Marwan al-Shehhi set up shop in a small pink house about 8 miles south of Sarasota on West Laurel Rd in Nokomis Fl.
9/11 hijack pilots Atta and Shehhi had not settled on where they would obtain their flight training when they arrived in Florida. In contrast, Ziad Jarrah had already arranged to attend the Florida Flight Training Center (FFTC) in Venice, Florida. Jarrah arrived in Newark on June 27 and then flew to Sarasota. He immediately began the private pilot program at FFTC, intending to get a multi-engine license. Jarrah moved in with some of the flight instructors affiliated with his school and bought a car.
FOX NEWS article....9/11 Hijackers Relied on Domestic Support Network in USA. Let’s get real here, the Sarasota Fl area was the base of operations for 9/11 Al-Qaeda Hijack Pilots Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah, they had a support network entrenched in the Sarasota area when Al-Qaeda linked Imam Muneer Arafat shows up at the Sarasota-Bradenton Islamic Center (Mosque) in March 2000 just 3 months before the Hijackers show up in the Sarasota area in June of 2000.
See Jan 20, 2003 article about Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “U.S. Looks For Local Ties, Sources Say“ published just after he was arrested on Immigration charges by ICE agents in November 2002. Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat had been the roommate of Al-Qaeda procurement terrorist Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel who purchased a satelite phone in the USA and had it shipped to Osama bin-Laden for use in the 1998 Embassy bombings in Africa.
Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat Raised Funds For Palestinian Suicide Bomber Families at Islamic Society of Sarasota and Brandenton (ISSB) and Testified at Trial That He Was Member Of Jihad Group in 2001.
Imam Muneer Arafat’s former mosque in Sarasota raised money for martyrs families – hosted terrorists Sami Al Arian, Mazen Al Najjar and Hussam Jubara. Muneer Arafat, revealed in court that he declined Sami Al Arian’s invitation to join Palestinian Islamic Jihad because he was a member of a different group !
Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com