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Snoop Chief: Mohamed Atta Took Us by Surprise

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Kurt Nimmo
Truth News
January 17, 2008

“The US Director of National Intelligence asserts that the terror attacks
of September 11, 2001, were caused by weak domestic wiretapping laws,”
David Edwards and Mike Sheehan write for Raw Story. “Vice Admiral
Mike McConnell, former head of the National Security Agency who was appointed
DNI in 2007 by President Bush, spoke today to a group of students in St. Mary’s
City, Missouri, about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a federal
statute that outlines procedures for electronic surveillance by the US intelligence

According to McConnell, “alleged 9/11 conspirator Mohamed Atta”
was able to pull of his dastardly deed because he was “invisible to your
intelligence” after he entered the United States. “He’s now
a US person,” said McConnell, with all the rights and privileges of ordinary
American citizens.

Inside the US, McConnell continued, Atta would be “invisible to your
intelligence community. As long he doesn’t break the law, law enforcement
can’t conduct surveillance, [because] they don’t have probable

Terror network al-Qaeda understood that, McConnell then said, “and
that’s why 9/11 happened, in my view.”

Sure, and big fat chartreuse raspberries grow on the dark side of the Moon.

In fact, the NSA has snooped the American public at large for decades now.
Mr. McConnell needs to find a computer and do a Google search of the word SHAMROCK.
It was a massive snoop program predating the NSA, created by Truman in 1952.
SHAMROCK snooped all telegraph data entering and leaving the country. It was
done with the help of RCA Global, ITT World Communications, and Western Union

And then there is ECHELON, the snoop system that captures and analyzes virtually
every phone call, fax, email and telex message sent anywhere in the world. It
was first reported in 1988 and was investigated by a committee of the European

Of course, this snoop technology was only used on guys in distant and remote
caves. Once they entered the United States, they were protected by the Constitution.

And angels dance on the head of a pin.

Either Mr. McConnell is an idiot or an accomplished liar. Suffice it to say
idiots are not appointed to oversee the CIA, NSA, DIA, FBI, NRO, etc. ad nauseam,
a virtual alphabet soup of “intelligence” agencies.

Mohamed Atta attended the International Officers School at Maxwell Air Force
Base in Montgomery, Alabama, a fact reported by the Washington Post,
Newsweek, and Knight Ridder newspapers, although of course this uncomfortable
bit of information was soon enough relegated to the memory hole. Supposed hijacker
Abdulaziz Alomari attended the Aerospace Medical School at Brooks Air Force
base in Texas, and Saeed Alghamdi attended the Defense Language Institute in
Monterrey, California.

And then there was Able Danger. “Now, almost exactly four years after
9/11, the facts appear to have been turned upside down,” Dr. Daniele Ganser
wrote for ISN Security Watch in August, 2005. “We now learn that
Atta was also connected to a top secret operation of the Pentagon’s Special
Operations Command (SOCOM) in the US. According to Army reserve Lieutenant-Colonel
Anthony Shaffer, a top secret Pentagon project code-named Able Danger had identified
Atta and three other 9/11 hijackers as members of an al-Qaida cell more than
a year before the attacks.” In fact, so central was Atta to Able Danger,
his picture graced a chart at SOCOM headquarters.

According to the German newspaper Die Zeit, Mohamed Atta and his U.S.
military base trained accomplices were followed around by the Mossad’s
“Israeli art students” and the CIA. Ramzi Binalshibh “led
the CIA to Atta, who was then followed to the States,” writes Jack Riddler.
“Did the surveillance of Atta continue once he was in the States? Technically,
the CIA would have been required to cease the surveillance and pass the information
on to the FBI, since the law before Sept. 11 banned CIA domestic operations.
Of course, that law has most often been honored in the breach.”

In other words, Mike McConnell takes you for an idiot. As head honcho of the
snoop and subversion infrastructure, McConnell knows all about Mohamed Atta
and his fellow intel operatives. He’s playing you for a fool.

But then many of us are fools, or at least witless chumps, too distracted to
be bothered. After all, there is no need for such information, not when we can
become insta-voyeurs, watching Britney Spears shopping for a pregnancy test
at a California Rite Aid store.

It is of little concern guys like McConnell are sharpening their knives and
preparing to deal a death blow to the Constitution.

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