STRAIGHT OUT OF SARASOTA: “We didn’t start this war they did on September 11th 2001.” Radical Islamic terrorists were embolden and empowered by the kamikaze style 9/11 attack after our “country came under attack when a mighty sucker punch came flyin’ in from somewhere in the back“. The Japanese Naval Air Force innovated the kamikaze, where the airplane itself, not its bomb load, became the weapon during WWII. The FBI has acknowledged that a single field office in Tampa holds 80,000 classified pages about a Secret 9/11 Sarasota Saudi Investigation that took place in 2002. Those records are being reviewed for possible public release by the presiding federal judge in a Fort Lauderdale Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by Florida Bulldog’s corporate parent in 2012.
The suit seeks the release of FBI files about the investigation of the Sarasota Saudi Abdulaziz A. Al-Hijji family with apparent ties to three 9/11 hijack pilots, Ziad Jarrah, Mohamed Atta, and Marwan Al-Shehhi, who abruptly moved out of their Sarasota home and returned to Saudi Arabia two weeks before 9/11 — leaving behind cars, clothes, furniture and other possessions. Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi lived on W. Laurel Rd in Nokomis Fl for six months in 2000 and trained at flight schools in Venice and Sarasota Fl. The al-Hijji family home on Escondito Circle in Prestancia Sarasota Fl belonged to Esam Ghazzawi, a Saudi adviser to the nephew of then-King Fahd, Prince Sultan bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz aka Fahad A. A. Al-Zeid.
There is a link between Prince Sultan and the post-9/11 investigation in Sarasota. Esam Ghazzawi was a longtime adviser to Prince Sultan’s father King Fahd, on the day of the 9/11 attacks, Prince Sultan aka Fahad A. A. Al-Zeid was in Sarasota. He received a call from his uncle who told him to make it to Lexington as soon as they could so they could leave the country amid mounting anti-Saudi sentiment. According to a senior counterterrorism officer, both Esam Ghazzawi and his son-in-law Abdulaziz A. Al-Hijji had been on a terror watch list at the FBI predating 9/11. An unnamed U.S. agency tracking terror funds, (the Bureau of Immigration Customs Enforcement) had also taken an interest in them. “464 was Ghazzawi’s number,” the officer said.
TAMPA TRIBUNE…Saudi Rescue…The Phantom Flight From Florida. The hastily arranged flight out of Raytheon Airport Services, a private hangar on the outskirts of Tampa International Airport, was anything but ordinary. It lifted off the tarmac at a time when every private plane in the nation was grounded due to safety concerns after the Sept. 11 attacks. For private investigators Dan Grossi and Manuel Perez, the bodyguards on the Lear, it was a trip they can’t forget. Grossi said Tampa police intelligence detectives called him about 11 a.m. Sept. 13, needing help with a special situation: They had been watching three young Saudi men at least one a student at the University of Tampa named Prince Sultan bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz aka Fahad A. A. Al-Zeid, at their south Tampa apartment, and the trio was scared and wanted to go home. Tampa police records list Saudi prince Sultan bin Fahd as the one requesting the security detail.
The plane’s manifest lists eight Saudis, two Sudan nationals, one Tunisian, one Philippine citizen, one Egyptian and two British subjects. Of those, three listed residences on Normandy Trace Rd in Tampa, and all of them held Florida drivers’ licenses. They are Ahmad Al Hazmi, then 19, Fahad A. A. Al-Zeid (Prince Sultan bin Fahd), then 20, and Talal M. Al Mejrad, then 18, all male Saudis. Ahmad Al-Hazmi’s full name is Ahmad Abdulrahman Mohamed Al-Hazmi he entered the USA on two occasions, January 23rd 2001 and July 25th 2001. Jim Harf, director of Tampa U’s international programs, confirmed that one of the three men was the son of Saudi defense minister Prince Sultan [Abdullah bin Abdulaziz], and Lexington police Lt. Mark Barnard confirmed a Saudi relative had asked for help in getting protection for the men in Tampa. Tampa police records list Saudi prince Sultan bin Fahad bin Salman [bin Abdulaziz] as the one requesting the security detail.
Individuals tied to Huffman Flight School and 9/11 Hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi by FBI linked to 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota as family members appear to be Abdulaziz A. Al-Hijji, DOB 12/28/1973, and Adel Ghazzawi son of Esam Ghazzawi. In the year 2000, Sarasota Saudi’s Abdulaziz A. Al-Hijji then age 27 and his brother in law Adel Ghazzawi then age 30, were contemporaries of 9/11 Hijack Pilots Ziad Jarrah then age 25, Marwan Al-Shehhi then age 22, and Monamed Atta then age 32 who all appear to have taken Flight Training in Venice Fl at the same time from mid June 2000 up to end of August 2000 when Atta and al-Shehhi moved over to Jones Aviation at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport for 2 months, small world eh? Abdulaziz A. Al-Hijji, DOB 12/28/1973, was issued a Florida drivers license on September 12th, 1995 it expired on his birthday December 28th, 2001. Abdulaziz A. Al-Hijji, DOB 12/28/1973, was issued a duplicate Florida drivers license on October 28th 1997, again on February 24th 1998 and again on April 20th 2000. Abdulaziz A. Al-Hijji married Anoud Essam Ghazzawi on May 12th 1995 in Sarasota Fl most likely at the Islamic Center of Sarasota and Bradenton Mosque 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota Fl. Abdulaziz A. Al-Hijji, DOB 12/28/1973, got a $65 parking ticket in Manatee County on Wednesday October 25th 2000 that was not paid until February 14th 2001 he was driving a 1999 tan 4dr Jeep.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud died August 1, 2005, photo above, he has been tied to Al Qaeda, Bin Laden and Islamic Terrorists. Saudi King Salman Has Been a Huge Backer of Terrorism Globally for Decades. His son was Prince Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. Prince Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz died of heart failure, he was 46, he was the uncle of Saudi Prince Sultan bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz aka Fahad A. A. Al-Zeid who was living in Sarasota Fl and directly linked to Sarasota’s Abdulaziz A. Al-Hijji as both were attending colleges in Tampa Fl. Sarasota’s Saudi Prince Sultan bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz is the son of Saudi defense minister Prince Sultan [Abdullah bin Abdulaziz]. Saudi Prince Sultan bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz aka Prince Sultan bin Fahd used the name Fahad Al Zeid while living in Sarasota and Tampa Fl he was listed as age 20 and/or 22. Current Saudi King Salman ran the Saudi High Commission for Relief of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SHC) a so-called Charity that funded the 9/11 hijackers, the so-called FBI Secret 9/11 Sarasota Saudi Investigation lasted 2 Years, I know I was there.
Prince Sultan bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz used the name Fahad A. A. Al-Zeid while living in Sarasota and Tampa Fl, he links directly to Sarasota Saudi al-Hijji family. Prince Sultan bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz is currently part of the traveling entourage of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, wherever the Saudi King Salman goes so does Prince Sultan bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz aka Fahad A. A. Al-Zeid who had been living in Tampa and Sarasota Fl prior to 9/11.
When the United States caught its first big Al-Qaeda operative, six months after the 9/11 terror attacks, it found a disturbing clue: phone numbers linked to the United States. In an overnight raid, Pakistani forces captured Abu Zubaydah, a recruiter for the terror group and a member of Osama bin Laden’s inner circle, he had been in contact with former Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar bin Sultan.
The FBI investigated the phone numbers directly linked to Prince Bandar in the summer and fall of 2002, same time frame as Secret Sarasota Saudi investigation that also included cell phone searches of Sarasota Saudi Abdulaziz A. Al-Hijji and 9/11 pilot Mohamed Atta. In May of 2001 Riyadh Saudi Arabia refused to cooperate with the US government to locate an individual inside Saudi Arabia with links to 9/11 plotter Abu Zubaydah months before the terrorist attack, according to 28 declassified pages of a 2002 joint congressional inquiry released.
MOHAMED ATTA PHONE RECORDS FOR 941-685-0468, Mohamed Atta’s cellphone was recorded phoning the Moroccan embassy in Washington D.C. at 202-462-7979 and 202-462-7722 on January 2, just before Marwan Al-Shehhi flew to the country, see above records. A FBI counter-terrorism agent said records of incoming and outgoing calls made at the Escondito Circle house were obtained from the phone company (BellSouth Sarasota Fl) 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 Circle calls dating back more than a year, “lined up with the known 9/11 hijackers.” The links were not only to Mohamed Atta at 941-685-0468 and his 2 hijack pilot pals, the FBI 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 Al-Qaeda leader Adnan Shukrijumah, a former Miramar FL resident identified as having been with Atta in the spring of 2001. Sarasota Saudi Abdulaziz al-Hijji had purchased several used cars during his stay in Sarasota Fl. The last couple of used cars purchased by Abdulaziz al-Hijji were a green 1996 4 door Chevrolet with Fl tag UKH54E and a tan 1999 4 door Jeep with Fl tag VAS14W, both vehicles were registered to Abdulaziz al-Hijji at the 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl address and it appears that both vehicles were paid for with cash, no Liens. Abdulaziz al-Hijji’s Florida drivers license number is A420001734680, it was issued on 9/12/1995 and expired on 12/28/2001.
Sarasota Cell phone store owner Wissam Hammoud appears to have had knowledge of terrorist activity prior to 9/11. Terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta used a Verizon cell phone with a Sarasota cell phone number 941-685-0468, purchased and later serviced in Sarasota. “Mohamed Atta aka Mohamed el-Sayed” had multiple cell phones in Florida. Four months after the FBI’s official chronology states Mohamed Atta left Florida’s Gulf Coast for the Miami area, Mohamed Atta was still using a Venice-area cell phone. Atta’s Verizon cell phone, a PrePay account, was active from 7/15/2000 until 5/12/2001 (see billing statement above) and was listed at the 516 Laurel Rd Nokomis address. “But you wouldn’t continue to use a cell phone with a Sarasota/Venice area code if you had already moved to Ft Lauderdale or Miami, because all of your calls would then incur roaming charges, which were exorbitantly expensive in 2000 and 2001.” Mohamed Atta was depicted as being very frugal with his money. He would have never continued to pay huge roaming and long distance charges if he had actually moved out of the Sarasota/Venice area by 2001, the way the FBI says he did. “So he must have still been here…in and around the Sarasota and Venice FL area from time to time during the time period 7/15/2000 until 5/12/2001.”
9/11: The Saudi Connected Support Network for Hijack Pilots Ziad Jarrah, Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi includes links to the Abdulaziz A. Al-Hijji family in Prestancia Sarasota Fl and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his nephew Ammar al-Baluchi the paymaster for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. 9/11 paymaster al-Baluchi funneled money through Saudi Charities like the Saudi High Commission for Relief of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SHC) and the the Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA) to Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi at their Sun Trust checking account in Sarasota Fl. Ziyad Khaleel the roommate of Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat was working as a regional director for the Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA) in Missouri a Saudi charity which was directly funding Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. 9/11 paymaster Ammar al-Baluchi sent wire transfers from Dubai UAE to Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi at their Sun Trust Bank account in Sarasota Fl. Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh also sent wire transfers from Dubai UAE using the alias “Mustafa Muhammad Ahmad” of $70,000 to Mohamed Atta’s Sun Trust account in Sarasota Fl. Tracing calls made to Ammar al-Baluchi’s phone number, authorities discovered that he had received 16 calls from June 28–30 2000 from a pre-paid Voicestream cellphone purchased in Manhattan on June 4 2000. The phone was deactivated on July 11 2000 and authorities say it belonged to Mohamed Atta while he was in Sarasota Fl.
On August 8th 2000 Ammar al-Baluchi opened a bank account at Dubai Islamic Bank, using his name, passport and phone number. A $20,000 payment from Ammar al-Baluchi’s bank account was sent to Marwan al-Shehhi’s Sun Trust account in Sarasota Fl on August 29th 2000. A $70,000 payment was made to Marwan al-Shehhi’s Sarasota Sun Trust account by “Hani (Fawaz Trading)” on September 17th 2000 from the same exchange center with money funneled through Saudi Charities like the Saudi High Commission for Relief of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SHC) which had collected $600 million by 2001. The Saudi High Commission for Relief of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SHC), which King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, led from its founding in 1993 until it closed in 2011, helped fund “the very al Qaeda camps where the 9/11 hijackers received their training for the attacks, and the safe haven and facilities in Afghanistan where senior officials of al Qaeda, including Osama bin Laden and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, planned and coordinated the 9/11 attacks.
Saudi citizen Adnan El-Shukrijumah was the head of operations for Al-Qaeda before he was killed in early December 2014. Adnan El-Shukrijumah appears to have visited the house at 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota FL several times prior to the 9/11 attack and played soccer with Abdulaziz A. Al-Hijji at the Islamic Center of Sarasota and Bradenton Sarasota Fl. Adnan El Shukrijumah, 39, was linked by at least one government informant with the Saudi family who lived in Sarasota’s Prestancia neighborhood, he was a citizen of Saudi Arabia and a senior member of al-Qaeda. He was born in Saudi Arabia and grew up in New York City and lived in Miramar Fl prior to 9/11.
On Tuesday June 14th 2016 a London based news crew came to my office at 2100 Constitution Blvd Sarasota Fl and we began filming a documentary on the Saudi Connected Support Network in Sarasota and the April 2002 FBI secret Sarasota 9/11 Investigation. On Thursday June 16th, 2016 I met up with the London based news crew again and we filmed at various location in Sarasota, including Prestancia and the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. 9-11: The Saudi Connection in Sarasota a documentary filmed by UK production company is to be released just prior to September 11th, 2016 in the UK on ITV.
Video Production Title: 9/11: The Saudi Connection (W/T)
Company: Blakeway TV London UK
Line Manager: Fiona Stourton
Program Length: 60 minutes
Genre: Documentary on 9/11
Sector: Broadcast Television
Description: Ed Fenwick Filmed entire program as main camera, over a 3 week shoot in America from May to June 2016 whilst working as an Assistant Producer, having initially done the research and casting of Bill Warner Sarasota private investigator.
The Saudi-9/11 connection in Sarasota Florida was no small part of the overall 9/11 investigation. Yet it was never shared with Congress. Nor was it mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report. I was a peripheral part of the so called FBI Secret Sarasota Saudi investigation into the activities of the Muslim 9/11 Hijack Terrorists who visited the Abdualaziz A. Al-Hijji clan at 4224 Escondito Circle in the gated community of Prestancia in Sarasota Fl, it went on for at least 2 years. The 3,300-square-foot home on Escondito Circle belonged to Esam Ghazzawi, a Saudi adviser to the nephew of then-King Fahd, his photo above. Back on April 5th, 2016…A UK documentary exposed the Saudi role in global terror operations. ITV’s Exposure: Saudi Arabia Uncovered portrays the horrific brutality with which the House of Saud maintains its rule and has been the subject of intense media commentary. The program explained that the Saudi ruling family had spent $70 billion exporting its particularly repressive form of Islamism through books, the media, Islamic welfare institutions and charities. It reiterated that there was evidence of Saudi involvement in the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon in 2001, noting that 15 of the 19 suspects were Saudi citizens, while Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was a member of a prominent Saudi family. It then referred to the Saudi High Commission for Relief of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SHC), ostensibly a charity for the relief of Bosnian Muslims during the Balkan wars in the 1990s, which had collected $600 million by 2001. The largest fundraising effort undertaken in Muslim and Arab countries, it was a front organisation for Al Qaeda in the Balkans and was used to facilitate arms shipments to break a United Nations embargo on the former Yugoslav states from 1991 to 1996. Jihadists attached to the SHC carried out a car bomb attack in 2001 after the war had ended, in an effort to reignite the war.
The SHC was set up by prince, now king, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who was the Saudis’ chief fundraiser for the mujahedin in Afghanistan in the 1980s and later the Bosnian Muslims in the 1990s, at the direction of his brother, King Fahd. His role was to fund the Islamic mercenaries used in the US and its regional allies’ proxy wars in the Middle East and Asia. Salman helped to recruit fighters for Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, an Afghan fighter who trained Osama bin Laden and the self-confessed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, providing them with generous funding. In 1996, a CIA report identified the SHC as one of several Saudi “charities” that “employ members or otherwise facilitate the activities of terrorist groups operating in Bosnia.” A Defense Intelligence Agency report concluded that the Al Qaeda-affiliated Somali warlord responsible for the massacre of US military forces during the battle of Mogadishu—the subject of the movie Black Hawk Down—received “weapon shipments from the Saudi Arabian High Commission for Relief.” Although it was well known that the SHC employed and covered for Jihadi terrorists in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Somalia and elsewhere, US forces did nothing until after the 9/11 attacks, when NATO forces raided the office in Sarajevo. There it discovered a horde of terrorist materials, including maps highlighting government buildings in Washington, notes about meetings with bin Laden, and plans for an attack using crop duster planes.
Relatives of the 9/11 victims have filed claims for billions of dollars in damages from companies, countries and organizations, accusing them of aiding Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups in the hijacking of the planes. So close were the SHC’s links to the Saudi government that they have cited Saudi Arabia, Prince Salman and other members of the ruling family, as defendants in their suits. They charge that one of the defendants, Abdul Rahman Hussayen, had said he was a Saudi government official. He had entered the U.S. five days before the 9/11 attack and moved from his hotel to another where three of the hijackers were staying. Ali Ahmad Ali Hamad, a confessed former Al Qaeda member and employee of the SHC, testified for the 9/11 families that “the Saudi High Commission was extensively involved in supporting Al Qaeda’s operations in Bosnia.” The lawsuit argued that there were repeated warnings from US and European officials that SHC and similar charities were serving as fronts for terrorist organizations, but the Saudi authorities did nothing.
FBI agents participate in a raid at the offices of the Islamic American Relief Agency at 201 E. Cherry in Columbia on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004. While living in the US, Ziyad Khaleel the roommate of Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat also was helping Hamas, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), and working as a regional director for the Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA), which was directly funding Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Between 1992 and 1995, Western intelligence officials discovered that the Third World Relief Agency (TWRA) spent most of its funds arming fighters aligned with the Bosnian government. At least $120 million came from Prince Salman’s personal bank accounts and the SHC. In 1994, French interior minister Charles Pasqua, who had oversight of French intelligence operations, told his Saudi counterpart, Prince Naif, that he had evidence that the Muslim World League, a Saudi government-funded charity to promote Islam, was funding terror cells in France. In 1998, US intelligence told the Saudis that employees of a Saudi government-affiliated charity, al-Haramain Foundation, may have been involved in the bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. In 1999, following these attacks, then-vice president Al Gore appealed to Saudi crown prince Abdullah to help the Clinton administration stem Al Qaeda’s flow of money. US officials flew to Riyadh on two occasions to give their Saudi counterparts lists of suspect Saudi charities, money exchanges, banks and suspected terrorism financiers.
Attention Sarasota Herald Tribune: Islamic Relief Agency Admits Illegal Funds Transfer to Iraq & Al-Qaeda, Regional Director was Ziyad Khaleel Roommate of Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat. FOX NEWS…. A Missouri-based Islamic charity that was shut down after being identified by the federal government as a global terrorist organization admitted in federal court Wednesday, July 20th 2016, that it illegally funneled $1.4 million to Iraq in violation of U.S. sanctions. A representative of the Islamic American Relief Agency pleaded guilty in Jefferson City, Missouri, to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. The Islamic American Relief Agency, once based in Columbia MO and run by Ziyad Khaleel, also pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit money laundering and obstructing the administration of internal revenue laws. At least three former IARA principals — the group’s chief, a fundraiser and a board member — have previously been sentenced in the wide-ranging scheme to illegally transfer money, and a former Michigan congressman went to prison for lobbying efforts for the group.
The indictment alleges the IARA lied when it denied ever employing an agent for al-Qaeda named Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa as a regional director who was also the roommate of Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat. A secret CIA report in early 1996 concluded that the IARA was funding radical militants in Bosnia (see January 1996). US intelligence will later reveal that in the late 1990s, IARA is regularly funding al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. For instance, it has evidence of IARA giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to bin Laden in 1999. Ziyad Khaleel, president of the Columbia College (Missouri) MSA, was a representative of the Islamic Association for Palestine (a Hamas front). He also registered and operated the English-language website for Hamas, and served as al Qaeda’s chief procurement agent in the United States during the 1990s. Among the items Khaleel purchased was a $7,500 satellite phone for Osama bin Laden. That phone, dubbed by intelligence authorities as the “jihad phone,” was used to plan the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings.
US Treasury documents show the terrorist-front organization with close links to the Saudi government, the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), set up branches in the Philippines in the 1990s. One of its directors there was Mohammad Jamal Khalifa, Osama bin Laden’s brother-in-law and a senior Al Qaeda member. The US Treasury designated both the Philippine and Indonesian IIRO branches as conduits for channeling money to Al Qaeda and other radical groups. A 1996 CIA report said the IIRO had financed six militant training camps in Afghanistan in the 1990s. Despite this and other evidence, the US government has consistently covered up the involvement of the Saudi ruling clique, which is one of its key allies in the Middle East. Senator Robert Graham of Florida, chairman of the congressional joint inquiry into 9/11, said that during the inquiry the FBI repeatedly stonewalled efforts to subpoena a Muslim academic and FBI informant who had housed the hijackers. He said, “That is one of the major unanswered questions of 9/11: Why the administration tried to disguise the role of the Saudis.”
On April 2nd 2002 the FBI opened a secret investigation into a support networks for the 9/11 Hijack Pilots, Mohamed Atta, Marwan Al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah while they were in the Sarasota Fl area and with links to the Abdulaziz A. Al-Hijji family in Prestancia Sarasota Fl. No one knew publicly of this investigation, except me, and the results of this Sarasota FBI investigation that began on April 2nd 2002 were never reported to the 9/11 Commission or the public at large.
In fact for many years the FBI denied that there was ever any such investigation of a support network for the 9/11 Hijack Pilots in Sarasota Fl. Mohamed Atta was the lead guy of the 19 hijackers, he was coordinating all the activity in Florida while the 2nd in command, Nawaf al-Hazmi, was coordinating all the activity in San Diego CA and Falls Church VA. On April 3rd 2002 I Fed Ex’d a package to FBI agent Greg Sheffield in Fort Myers Fl, see above, concerning a network of Muslim businessmen in Sarasota and Tampa that appeared to be running a support of terrorism funding scam. I continued to file numerous hard copy reports in person with the Sarasota Police Department Intel Unit and the Bureau of Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Department of Homeland Security Bradenton Fl office which in turn were passed onto the FBI offices in Sarasota and Tampa Fl. Sarasota Fl based FBI agent Thomas Baugher was part of the investigation in 2002 that supervised the Sarasota Police Department Intel Unit.
9/11 Hijack Pilots Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah’s Support Network In Sarasota Fl Includes Esam Ghazzawi, Abdulaziz al-Hijji and Muneer Arafat. From March of 2002 up to April of 2005 I was involved with and initiated parts off a multi Law Enforcement Agency investigation of an assortment of Muslim men of Saudi, Moroccan and Palestinian background that appeared to be a support network for the 9/11 hijackers in Sarasota Fl. This time period appears to the same time period that the Miami Herald Media Co. has joined the Herald-Tribune Media Group in urging a federal judge to make the FBI disclose details of its long-running Sarasota 9/11 investigation. FBI agent Thomas Baugher told me at one of our meetings in Sarasota at the SRQ Police Department Intel Unit ”THERE ARE NO COINCIDENCES IN TERRORISM.” The two media companies want to be heard in an existing federal lawsuit against the agency by Broward Bulldog, an independent news-gathering organization in Fort Lauderdale for information of a FBI 2OO2 investigation in Sarasota Fl, see http://www.theledger.com/article/20130930/NEWS/130939973
The still-secret files speak to one of the strangest and most enduring mysteries of the 9/11 attacks. Why did the Saudi occupants of a posh house in gated community in Sarasota, Florida, suddenly vanish in the two weeks prior to the attacks? And had they been in touch with the leader of the operation, Mohamed Atta, and two of his co-conspirators? The final answers about what really happened in Sarasota may lie somewhere in those 80,000 pages. To be sure, not all of them concern the FBI’s investigation of the Saudi family. The documents represent the entire case file of the 9/11 attacks at the Tampa field office.
But based on about three dozen pages that had been made public already under the Freedom of Information Act, and the work of the reporters, this is the picture that emerges of life at 4224 Escondito Circle, a three-bedroom house in an exclusive community called Prestancia, in the weeks before 9/11.The house was occupied by a Saudi couple, Abdulazzi A. Al-Hijji, and his wife Anoud, and their three small children. Anoud’s father, Esam Ghazzawi, a financier and interior designer, owned the home, along with his American-born wife, Deborah. The family largely kept to themselves.
A neighbor told the Tampa Bay Times that Abdulazzi A. Al-Hijji said he was a student, and that his wife was religious. “He would come over for a cigarette and a drink and to get away from that praying every two hours,” the neighbor said.But the family’s behavior, and undoubtedly their national origin, drew new suspicion after the 9/11 attacks. In April 2002, “based upon repeated citizen calls,” the FBI opened an investigation, which “revealed many connections” between a member of the family “and individuals associated with the terrorist attacks,” according to one of the few released documents.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT Case Number: FM-48-0040
Author : McAllister, Scott F. Office: Ft. Myers
Activity Start Date: Dec 08, 2003
Activity End Date: Dec 09, 2003
Description: Debrief on WISSAM HAMMOUD and MUNEER ARAFAT
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On 8 DEC 2003, Special Agent Scott McAllister (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) along with Special Agent Tom Baugher (Federal Bureau of Investigation Sarasota) and Detective James LaPlante (Sarasota City Police Department) interviewed a confidential informant, under control of the Detroit office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The source provided information regarding Wissam HAMMOUD (Threatnet case # 03-38). HAMMOUD allegedly recently traveled to the Middle East, along with Jaleel “George” SAAD, reported to be the head of the Syrian Socialist Party. The purpose of the trip was for HAMMOUD to possibly export olive oil to the United States. The source reports that the Syrian Socialist Party is similar in beliefs as the Nazi party was in the 1940’s. The source reported to police that HAMMOUD is very paranoid and has surveillance cameras positioned outside his residence, with vcr recorders in his garage and television monitors inside his residence. The source also identified a photograph of a neighbor of HAMMOUD, who is an ex-marine, is also holding some legitimate weapons for HAMMOUD.
The source also spoke to Muneer ARAFAT as the Imam of the local Sarasota mosque, the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton, and that ARAFAT was a member of the Islamic Brotherhood, who follows a radical belief and teachings of Saudi Sheikh Al-Baz, and wishes harm to the United States. According to the source, ARAFAT is reported to be in the Middle East in December 2003 raising money for the local mosque to build a new and much bigger mosque, see above. (SA Baugher verified this information regarding ARAFAT being out of the country at this time). HAMMOUD has pointed out the SouthTrust building (housing the offices of the FBI) and stated that he wanted to drive a gasoline truck into the building for “the pain and suffering they have caused (him).” Also, HAMMOUD has spoke about trying to locate the ATF source (who assisted the ATF in his investigation and arrest) in Ohio in order to kill him.
Muneer Arafat was the Imam at the Sarasota Bradenton Islamic Center Mosque at 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota Fl from March of 2000 to the end of 2003 which at the time was nothing more than a very small wooden house with no central air conditioning, see photo above. Mohamed Atta and other 9/11 Hijackers followed Muneer Arafat to the Sarasota area in June of 2000. The Sarasota Saudi al-Hiijjii Family, who been frequently visited by Mohamed Atta and his 9/11 hijack pilot pals, had been members of the Islamic Center of Sarasota Bradenton Mosque, where Muneer Arafat was the Imam, from at least 1996 until their departure in August 2001. Muneer Arafat was a member of the Islamic Brotherhood, Muneer Arafat follows a radical belief and teachings of Saudi Shaikh Al-Baz a leading proponent of the rigid Salafi form of Islam, so did Anwar al-Awlaki, and does ISIS. Muneer Arafat wishes harm to the United States. The Islamic Brotherhood is the Muslim Brotherhood. ‘Salafism’ is a virulent and violent strain of Sunni Islam that gave rise to groups such as Al Qaeda and ISIS.
The 9/11 Saudi charity money men Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his nephew Ammar al-Baluchi were all involved in the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journalist Daniel Pearl. On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped off the streets of Karachi, Pakistan, brutally killed a week or so later, beheaded, and chopped into 12 pieces he had gone to Karachi to investigate Al-Qaeda links to 9/11. Rohan Gunaratna, head of terrorism research at Singapore’s Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, said it has long been understood that it was 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who killed Pearl to prove to the West after Sept. 11 that Al-Qaeda was still bent on killing Americans.
AL-QAEDA 9/11 MASTERMIND KILLS DANIEL PEARL: Daniel Pearl was going in search of the Al-Qaeda network responsible for 9/11 that was operational in Karachi PK in 2002, same time frame as the FBI secret Saudi Family investigation in Sarasota Fl, and it was at the hand of 9/11 boss Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that Daniel Pearl was killed. Asra Q. Nomani is a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal having worked there for 15 years now runs the Pearl Project among many other things. After September 11, 2001, while on leave from the Wall Street Journal, Asra Nomani became a correspondent for Salon magazine, reporting in Pakistan. Nomani was inspired by tragedy and hope following the kidnapping and murder of her friend Daniel Pearl in Karachi, Pakistan, where Pearl was staying at Nomani’s home when he was kidnapped.
Asra Nomani was actively involved in the investigation to find Daniel Pearl. 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed trial, he bragged about killing Daniel Pearl. For the families of those who died on 9/11, the KSM trial marks the start of what’s likely to be a years-long trial for justice against KSM, the self-described architect of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. For Asra, it’s something else. KSM is the man who bragged about taking a knife to the throat of her Wall Street Journal colleague and close friend Daniel Pearl. On January 23, 2002, Danny left Asra’s home on Zamzama Street in Karachi, Pakistan, for an interview and never came back. On February 21, 2002, a courier for Danny’s captors met an FBI agent at the Karachi Sheraton and handed over a three-minute propaganda video glorifying his ghastly end.
Danny, says Asra Nomani, is without his glasses in the footage, with a few days’ stubble. He professes his Jewish heritage and criticizes the alliance between the US and Israel—obviously reading from a script—as the sound of exploding mortars blasts in the background. Then, silence. Suddenly Danny is on his back and a hand holding a long knife saws furiously at his throat. The next frame comes quickly—the video has obviously been edited—and shows Danny supine, a bloody swamp in place of his neck.The film cuts to the killer holding Danny’s head up high by his hair for a good ten seconds. Clearly, it was meant for the world to see—and after jihadis circulated it online and CBS News aired parts on its evening broadcast, millions did. A year later, KSM was captured and taken by US intelligence officials to a secret detention center, where he was tortured and waterboarded throughout months of interrogations. During that time, and again after being transferred to the prison at Guantánamo, KSM confessed to his membership in al-Qaeda and to plotting a long list of terrorist attacks including the 1993 World Trade Center explosion, Richard Reid’s botched shoe bombing, and 9/11. He also confessed to cutting off Danny’s head.
I met Asra Nomani about six years ago she came to my office at 2100 Constitution Blvd Sarasota Fl to discuss the 9/11 terrorists and Mohamed Atta in particular who lived on W. Laurel Rd Nokomis in the Sarasota Fl area, at the time I was involved with an investigation of the El-Gamal brothers the owners of the proposed “ground zero mosque” in lower Manhattan NY. Asra wrote in the ‘Daily Beast’ on August 28th, 2010, “On the trail of the El-Gamal brothers is a Sarasota, Florida, private investigator, Bill Warner, whose interest got piqued when he started getting phone calls last month from New Yorkers saying that the whole story about Sharif wasn’t out. Bill Warner is posting his findings on his website and sharing it with the media. Bill Warner provided me with leads that allowed me to see more clearly the trail of troubles that lies in Sharif’s wake.”
Information from the Pearl Project indicates that Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, also known as Ammar al-Baluchi, appears to have been present when Daniel Pearl was murdered in 2002, according to U.S. and Pakistani officials. He is a nephew of Al Qaeda mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He married Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani who was sentenced in 2010 in U.S. court for attempting to kill two U.S. soldiers in an Afghanistan police station. Ammar al-Baluchi was arrested and charged for his role as the paymaster in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, he sent wire transfers to Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi at their Sun Trust Bank account in Sarasota Fl, among other terrorist activities. Importantly, the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence accused him of being shoe bomber Richard Reid’s facilitator in Karachi, Pakistan. He is now imprisoned at Guantanamo.
A senior-level US government official, told CNN that US investigators had discovered Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh (convicted in Daniel Pearl murder), using the alias “Mustafa Muhammad Ahmad” had sent about $100,000 from the United Arab Emirates to Mohamed Atta. “Investigators said Atta then distributed the funds to conspirators in Florida in the weeks before the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil that destroyed the World Trade Center, heavily damaged the Pentagon and left thousands dead. In addition, sources have said Atta sent thousands of dollars — believed to be excess funds from the operation — back to Saaed in the United Arab Emirates in the days before September 11.” CNN later confirmed this.
Saeed Sheikh rose to prominence with the 2002 killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who at the time was in Pakistan investigating connections between the ISI and Al-Qaeda. In Pakistan Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who sent $100,00 to Mohamed Atta in Sarasota Fl, was sentenced to death for killing Pearl. Meanwhile, despite the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Pearl Project, the Obama administration (FBI and CIA) hasn’t opened the extensive government’s files on the 2002 Daniel Pearl murder case that involves Al-Qaeda, just like the 80,000 pages the Tampa FBI office has kept secret on the 2002 Sarasota Saudi investigation that also involves Al-Qaeda.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota SEX, CRIME CHEATERS & TERRORISM at http://www.wbipi.com