Pakistan arrests Naamen Meziche, accused of Qaeda ties to 9/11. Wednesday, 20 June 2012..Pakistan has captured “important” al-Qaeda leader, Naamen Meziche, during an operation near the Pakistan-Iran border, officials said on Wednesday, without specifying exactly when this had happened. Meziche was detained with two other ranking operatives in the suburbs of Quetta, the main city in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province that borders Iran. The arrest comes as a reminder of Pakistan’s vital role in the war on international jihadist groups at a time of deteriorating relations with the U.S., security forces. The officials said Meziche was a close associate of Younis al-Mauritani, who Pakistani security forces arrested in September last year in a joint operation with the CIA. That arrest also took place in Baluchistan, which borders Iran see http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/06/20/221660.html
See my prior article "Investigation Links European Plot Leader Naamen Meziche to 9/11 Attack and Mohamed Atta" Naamen Meziche, a 42-year-old French citizen of Algerian descent and longtime German resident, had been under investigation for nearly 10 years in connection with the Sept. 11 plot, court records show, though he was never charged with a crime, a spokesman for the office of Germany’s Federal Prosecutor General said.
Naamen Meziche was born in Paris France in 1970, While living in Hamburg in Germany, he frequented al-Quds mosque which was reported as a “breeding ground of the notorious 9/11 Hamburg Cell”.
Ramzi Binalshibh, his photo above, who helped to coordinate and finance the 9/11 attacks, placed a 34-second phone call on Sept. 5, 2001, to the home of Naamen Meziche, The Ramzi Binalshibh phone call and alleged contacts that followed represent a possible link between the attacks in the U.S. over 10 years ago and recent suspected terrorist plots to hit European cities, which the Oct. 5 drone strike was intended to disrupt. Reports of the recent plots prompted travel warnings by the U.S. and others, which are still in effect.
Naamen Meziche, by the time of the 2001 attacks, was already well-established among Islamist extremists in Europe. A Hamburg security official said he had been friends with Mohammed Atta, his photo above, one of the Sept. 11 hijackers. His father-in-law, Mohamed al Fazazi, was a religious leader who served as “the spiritual father of the Hamburg cell” that led the Sept. 11 attacks. Mr. Binalshibh’s call to Mr. Meziche, from a pay phone at an airport departure gate in Düsseldorf, was his last phone conversation before he fled Germany, court records show.
In statements to police in 2002, Naamen Meziche denied he was home on that day and said he didn’t receive a phone message from Mr. Binalshibh. He also disavowed being in contact with Zacarias Moussaoui, who is serving a life sentence at a Colorado federal prison after pleading guilty to involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks, though a cell-phone number used to phone Mr. Meziche’s home in August 2001 was found on a piece of paper among Mr. Moussaoui’s belongings after his arrest.
In March 2009: Naamen Meziche, Rami Makanesi and Ahmad Sidiqi join a group of Muslim extremists traveling from Hamburg to Pakistan for military training. Early 2010: Said Bahaji, a German suspected of providing logistical support for the 9/11 attacks, meets several of the 2009 jihadists at a terrorist safe house in northwest Pakistan.
June 2010: Rami Makanesi is arrested in Pakistan. July 2010: Ahmad Sidiqi is detained in by U.S. forces in Afghanistan; held by the U.S. military at the Bagram air base, he assists U.S. intelligence.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com