Tapes Depict Proposal to Thwart Bomb Used in Trade Center Blast

Law-enforcement officials were told that terrorists were building a bomb that was eventually used to blow up the World Trade Center, and they planned to thwart the plotters by secretly substituting harmless powder for the explosives, an informer said after the blast.

The informer was to have helped the plotters build the bomb and supply the fake powder, but the plan was called off by an F.B.I. supervisor who had other ideas about how the informer, Emad A. Salem, should be used, the informer said.

The account, which is given in the transcript of hundreds of hours of tape recordings Mr. Salem secretly made of his talks with law-enforcement agents, portrays the authorities as in a far better position than previously known to foil the Feb. 26 bombing of New York City’s tallest towers. The explosion left six people dead, more than 1,000 injured and damages in excess of half a billion dollars. Four men are now on trial in Manhattan Federal Court in that attack.

Mr. Salem, a 43-year-old former Egyptian army officer, was used by the Government to penetrate a circle of Muslim extremists now charged in two bombing cases: the World Trade Center attack and a foiled plot to destroy the United Nations, the Hudson River tunnels and other New York City landmarks. He is the crucial witness in the second bombing case, but his work for the Government was erratic, and for months before the trade center blast, he was feuding with the F.B.I. Supervisor ‘Messed It Up’

After the bombing, he resumed his undercover work. In an undated transcript of a conversation from that period, Mr. Salem recounts a talk he had had earlier with an agent about an unnamed F.B.I. supervisor who, he said, “came and messed it up.”

“He requested to meet me in the hotel,” Mr. Salem says of the supervisor. “He requested to make me to testify and if he didn’t push for that, we’ll be going building the bomb with a phony powder and grabbing the people who was involved in it. But since you, we didn’t do that.”

The transcript quotes Mr. Salem as saying that he wanted to complain to F.B.I. headquarters in Washington about the bureau’s failure to stop the bombing, but was dissuaded by an agent identified as John Anticev.

“He said, I don’t think that the New York people would like the things out of the New York office to go to Washington, D.C.,” Mr. Salem said Mr. Anticev had told him.

Another agent, identified as Nancy Floyd, does not dispute Mr. Salem’s account, but rather, appears to agree with it, saying of the New York people: “Well, of course not, because they don’t want to get their butts chewed.”

Mary Jo White, who, as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York is prosecuting defendants in two related bombing cases, declined yesterday to comment on the Salem allegations or any other aspect of the cases. An investigator close to the case who refused to be identified further said, “We wish he would have saved the world,” but called Mr. Salem’s claims “figments of his imagination.”

The transcripts, which are stamped “draft” and compiled from 70 tapes recorded secretly during the last two years by Mr. Salem, were turned over to defense lawyers in the second bombing case by the Government on Tuesday under a judge’s order barring lawyers from disseminating them. A large portion of the material was made available to The New York Times.

In a letter to Federal Judge Michael B. Mukasey, Andrew C. McCarthy, an assistant United States attorney, said that he had learned of the tapes while debriefing Mr. Salem and that the informer had then voluntarily turned them over. Other Salem tapes and transcripts were being withheld pending Government review, of “security and other issues,” Mr. McCarthy said.

William M. Kunstler, a defense lawyer in the case, accused the Government this week of improper delay in handing over all the material. The transcripts he had seen, he said, “were filled with all sorts of Government misconduct.” But citing the judge’s order, he said he could not provide any details.

The transcripts do not make clear the extent to which Federal authorities knew that there was a plan to bomb the World Trade Center, merely that they knew that a bombing of some sort was being discussed. But Mr. Salem’s evident anguish at not being able to thwart the trade center blast is a recurrent theme in the transcripts. In one of the first numbered tapes, Mr. Salem is quoted as telling agent Floyd: “Since the bomb went off I feel terrible. I feel bad. I feel here is people who don’t listen.”

Ms. Floyd seems to commiserate, saying, “hey, I mean it wasn’t like you didn’t try and I didn’t try.”

In an apparent reference to Mr. Salem’s complaints about the supervisor, Agent Floyd adds, “You can’t force people to do the right thing.”

The investigator involved in the case who would not be quoted by name said that Mr. Salem may have been led to believe by the agents that they were blameless for any mistakes. It was a classic agent’s tactic, he said, to “blame the boss for all that’s bad and take credit for all the good things.”

Palestinian child prisoners – H.R. 4391

لماذا غزة؟ Why Gaza?

Betty McCollum Rep. Betty McCollum

A brave Congresswoman from Minnesota (Betty McCollum) recently introduced a bill to end the Israeli military detention of Palestinian children.  H.R. 4391

GovTrack predicts it has less than a 5% chance of passing. So why would she subject herself to the inevitable vitriol from Zionists and ardent supporters of Israel with those odds?  Because real leaders don’t do what’s expedient, they do what’s right.

Cowardice asks the question – is it safe?

Expediency asks the question – is it politic?

Vanity asks the question – is it popular?

But conscience asks the question – is it right?

And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.  Martin Luther King, Jr.

Twelve other members of Congress acting from a place of conscience have cosponsored the bill as…

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trump the cump,racist ,white supremasist, makes racist Pocahontas joke at ceremony honoring Navajo veterans

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Trump makes ‘Pocahontas’ joke at ceremony honoring Navajo veterans

Addressing Native American veterans of the second world war, the president repeated a favorite racial taunt about Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren

Donald Trump made a racial joke about Native Americans on Monday during a White House ceremony honoring Navajo veterans of the second world war.

Addressing Native American veterans, Trump repeated a favorite taunt about Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren, a political opponent who he refers to derisively as “Pocahontas”.

“You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump said, speaking to the veterans from a podium placed in front of a portrait of US president Andrew Jackson. “Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.”

Trump has repeatedly mocked Warren over her claim of Cherokee ancestry by calling her Pocahontas, who was the daughter of a powerful Native American leader in 17th century colonial Virginia whose legacy was romanticized in the Disney film of the same name. During the campaign, Trump’s use of the nickname drew loud whoops and cheers. But on Monday, the audience remained silent.

Warren, a progressive icon from Massachusetts who has a long record of sparring with Trump, later said it was “deeply unfortunate” that “the president of the United States cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur”.

The White House disputed that characterization and blamed the senator for not being forthright about her ancestry.

“I think what most people find offensive is Senator Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career,” Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary said on Monday.

Challenged over Warren’s description of it as a “racial slur”, Sanders replied: “I think that’s a ridiculous response.”


She denied that the president had insulted elderly guests who served the nation during the war. “The president certainly finds an extreme amount of value and respect for these individuals which is why he brought them and invited them to come to the White House, spent time with them, recognizing and honoring them today.”

As Sanders left the briefing room, a reporter shouted a question about why Trump’s remarks took place under a portrait of Andrew Jackson, notorious for forced removals of Indians. She did not respond.

The line of attack of Warren’s ancestry stretches back to her 2012 senatorial campaign, when it was revealed that she had listed herself as a minority while working at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Harvard Law School. Warren has said that she believed her family had Cherokee ancestors, though critics have argued that she sought to gain an unfair advantage by claiming Native American roots. Both universities have denied that race was a factor in her hiring.

Trump held the ceremony honoring the Navajo code talkers in the Oval Office, where he has hung a large portrait of Jackson, who in 1830 signed the Indian Removal Act that led to the forced removal, relocation and deaths of thousands of Native Americans from the American South.

The Navajo “code talkers” used their native language to create a secret means of communication that helped the Allied forces gain on Japan in the Pacific theater. At the ceremony, the three code talkers described their experience during the battle of Iwo Jima. Trump hailed the men as “special people”.

Turn ‘Black Friday’ into Golden Generosity

لماذا غزة؟ Why Gaza?

“Black Friday” represents good shopping deals to some, and the cash register ringing for retailers when their bottom line goes from red to black, but for me it’s become a day symbolizing what’s rotten about the USA and I can’t pretend to hide my scorn.

Few realize the origin of “Black Friday” —

The first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” was applied not to holiday shopping but to financial crisis: specifically, the crash of the U.S. gold market on September 24, 1869. Two notoriously ruthless Wall Street financiers, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, worked together to buy up as much as they could of the nation’s gold, hoping to drive the price sky-high and sell it for astonishing profits. On that Friday in September, the conspiracy finally unraveled, sending the stock market into free-fall and bankrupting everyone from Wall Street barons to farmers.

The modern version spells bad…

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Judicial Review of IPCC and Hampshire Police re Arnewood School – Documents released

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John Caine is going to make his Judicial Review of Hampshire Police and the IPCC cover up of child sexual abuse failings public every step of the way in children’s best interests, so the public can follow an active systemic cover up.

Roger Trencher the Hampshire Police Force Solicitor has refused to respond to why he blocked evidence from going anywhere.

For the background to this see my article 2017 Aug 9 cathy fox blog Tyrone Mark, Arnewood School, Child Abuse Cover up in Hampshire [3]

There are four series of documents being released now

[1] 2017 Nov 9 John Caine IPCC Judicial Review pre-action letter 5 pages

[2] 2017 Nov Judicial Review supporting docs-1 91 pages

[4] 2017 Nov 13  Childrens Commissioner_letter_to_ms_ Longstone_IPCC_13.11.2017 8 pages

[5] 2017 Nov 21 Hampshire Police Staff officer letter 21-11-2017 2 pages

The text of the first one is reproduced below  the second one comprises many…

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Time could be running out for missing Argentine sub; flares reported

 By Walter Bianchi,Reuters Tue, 21 Nov 18:38 CET


Lord Mountbatten a UFO Enthusiast

Prince Phillip and Lord Mountattaen

Lord Admiral Mountbatten even wrote an official report about an alien in a silver spaceship landing on his estate, historical documents show. Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, (born Prince Louis of Battenberg; 25 June 1900 – 27 August 1979) was a British naval officer and statesman, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed of Elizabeth II. Lord Mountbatten, arranged the first meeting between Prince Philip and Elizabeth in 1939, who later became Queen..

During the Second World War, he was Supreme Allied CommanderSouth East Asia Command(1943–46) equivalent to General Douglas MacArthur. He was the last Viceroy of India (1947) and the first Governor-General of independent India (1947–48). He was likely aware of a UFO base in the Himalayas Mountains.

From 1954 until 1959 he was First Sea Lord, a position that had been held by his father. Admiral Earl ‘Dickie” Mountbatten who was at sea as the Fourth Sea Lord, and was Commander of the Mediterranean Fleet in the 50s had personally seen UFOs along with most of the fleet.”

Thereafter he served as Chief of the Defence Staff until 1965, making him the longest serving professional head of the British Armed Forces. During this period Mountbatten also served as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee for a year. Mountbatten, was often referred to as Prince Philips “honorary godfather” and mentor because of his close relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh, made an official report about a strange encounter his bricklayer Fred Briggs had with a flying saucer and an alien creature.

The report, which was uncovered after Mountbatten’s 1979 death at the hands of the IRA, describes how a silver spaceship landed in the grounds of his Broadlands estate in Romsey, Hampshire.

The flying saucer hovered above the ground before a man dressed in overalls and a helmet descended from the bottom of the craft, according to the documents. Fred was then reportedly knocked off his bike and held on the ground by an “unseen force”. “The object was shaped like a child’s huge humming-top and half way between 20 feet or 30 feet in diameter,” the official report states. “Its color was like dull aluminum, rather like a kitchen saucepan. It was shaped like the sketch which I have endeavored to make, and had portholes all around the middle, rather like a steamer has.” It went on: “While I was watching, a column, about the thickness of a man, descended from the centre of the saucer and I suddenly noticed on it, what appeared to be a man, presumably standing on a small platform on the end. He seemed to be dressed in a dark suit of overalls and was wearing a close fitting hat or helmet.”www.thesun.co.uk By Emma Parry The Sun 9-28-17

Note: In childhood Mountbatten visited the Imperial Court of Russia at St Petersburg and became intimate with the doomed Russian Imperial Family, harboring romantic feelings towards his maternal first cousin Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, The Russian Imperial Romanov family (Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Tsarina Alexandra and their five children Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei) and all those who chose to accompany them into imprisonment – notably Eugene Botkin, Anna Demidova, Alexei Trupp and Ivan Kharitonov were shot, bayoneted and clubbed in 1918 by the Soviet Bolsheveks on orders from Lenin.

Maria was the early love of Mountbatten’s life and he kept her photograph at his bedside for the rest of his life.


SPAIN: Gibraltar heading for abrupt single market exit, British ‘consistently misinterpret’ our Brexit position

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A SPANISH source close to the Brexit negotiations has said Gibraltar is heading towards and abrupt exit from the single market.

According to the senior government source, the British government has failed to offer any proposals on the future of the Rock.

It comes after the EU shocked London in its April guidelines, which insisted the territory would be outside any future trade deal with the UK unless an agreement on its status was reached with Madrid.

But, the source, speaking to the Guardian, complained that there have been no proposals from either the British government or the government of Gibraltar on the future of the territory, over which Spain has a longstanding territorial claim.

Spain believes Gibraltar will now fall out of the single market on March 29 2019.

Chief Minister of the Rock Fabian Picardo, has previously suggested that a hard Brexit would pose an ‘existential threat’.

The Spanish government source said May’s government seem to be prioritising other issues.

“I think the situation with Gibraltar is crystal clear,” the source said. “Gibraltar became associated with the EU project because of their dependence on the UK. This is going to stay until March 2019. In 2019 when the UK leaves the EU, Gibraltar will leave with the UK.

“This is what we are telling the Gibraltarians, ‘If you want to have your existing status, you will have to talk with us’.

“And I cannot understand why Picardo has refused to do so. I think in the past he has played very hard on the other side. But reality arrives.”

government source added: “I honestly believe they (British government) have other more important issues.”

Theresa May vowed in October that she would be fighting for a deal that ‘works for Gibraltar as well as the United Kingdom’.

Her commitment came after concerns in the House of Commons that Downing Street is willing to abandon the territory in its effort to secure an EU-UK trade deal.

Clare Moody, the Labour MEP for south-west England and Gibraltar, said: “The UK should be insisting that the transition period is a continuation of all existing terms, including for Gibraltar before the future relationship [with the EU] is finalised.”

The Gibraltar government refused to comment ‘on what unnamed Spanish sources are alleged to have said’.

Madrid has also hit out against claims by the Brexit secretary, David Davis, last week that Spain was keen to move on to trade talks.

Davis said: “Many of them [the member states] do want to move on. You know, they see it’s very important to them. Countries like Denmark. Countries like Holland. Countries like Italy and Spain. Countries like Poland can see the big, big benefit in the future deal that we’re talking about.”

The Spanish government source said Britain had consistently misinterpreted Spain’s position.

“It is amazing how the British misread us,” the source said.

“Almost as if we speak a different language. They come to us, we say: ‘We will see what we can do.’ But it means nothing.”

The source added: “When David Cameron came to Angela Merkel and said: ‘We must stop [Jean-Claude] Juncker being commission president,’ she said: ‘We shall see what we can do.’ It meant nothing then as well.”

“The Foreign Office is very good – at least, they used to be very good – but they come to see us on any other issues and they would understand we are favouring their position when it wasn’t the case,” the official said. “I get the impression that when the British and Mr. Davis come to see us and we say: ‘I will see what I can do,’ he makes a positive interpretation.”

“We are sticking behind [Michel] Barnier [the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator],” the source said. “We want a deal. We think you took a decision, you stick to your decision and you should leave in 2019. And we want a fair deal. That’s all. But we will stick to Barnier. We will not find other ways out of it.”GIB

Anatomy of the Luciferian Elite’s Global Child Sex Trafficking Pedophile Operations – Joachim Hagopian

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Another fantastic post from Joachim Hagopian of American Empire Exposed blog from  Thursday, November 9, 2017. This post can be found on his blog here [1] 2017 Nov 9 American Empire Exposed Joachim Hagopian Anatomy of the Luciferian Elite’s Global Child Sex Trafficking Pedophile Operations.

Joachim covers Sue Arrigo, the CIA and child sex trafficking and ties in other subjects in this post.

Anatomy of the Luciferian Elite’s Global Child Sex Trafficking Pedophile Operations by Joachim Hagopian

Forty-year Monarch mind control sex and spy slave-survivor, longtime CIA insider whose job title was “Special Operations Advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence,” and also a medical doctor, the remarkable Sue Arrigo provides a compelling firsthand account of her tortuous life inside the CIA.[i] Her exposé uncovering the infamous agency’s central role in global child sex trafficking, as incredible as it may sound, is feasibly corroborated by tons of supplemental verifiable…

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