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International officials knew 9/11 was brewing

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

There is evidence that officials at high levels in Syria, Germany and even inside the Central Intelligence Agency had information about the 9/11 terror hijackers’ hatred for Americans and their desire to attack the U.S. before the mass murders were carried out, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

Evidence suggests that authorities may not have known the specific plans to hijack passenger jets and turn them into flying torpedoes but they knew something was developing.

And some of the information, heretofore not even provided to the 9/11 commission, known as the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, could become available to defense attorneys for the civilian court trials Attorney General Eric Holder has planned for the confessed terrorists in New York, just blocks from where nearly 3,000 people were killed.

The information could be embarrassing for both the U.S. and Germany, and also could create ripples through the intelligence community because of the security classifications assigned to information involving links from Germany to Syria to Spain to Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

The G2 Bulletin has uncovered evidence of links between al-Qaida operatives from Syria, Spain and Saudi Arabia, the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and a cell of terrorists in Hamburg, Germany, where the 9/11 hijackers planned their attack on the U.S.

The ties date back to as early as 1986, as revealed by former CIA operative Bob Baer in his book “Sleeping with the Devil.”

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The 9/11 hijackers are documented to have had a series of contacts with a CIA operative as well as the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood.

The links span the globe and involve a wide range of individuals, officials and corporations. But they revolve around Hamburg.

At least one Hamburg-area company, Tatex Trading, is believed to have been a front for the Syrian intelligence service, notwithstanding its Syrian Muslim Brotherhood connections.

This concern is supported by the fact that Mohammed Majid Said, a former director of Syria’s General Intelligence Directorate from 1987 to 1994, was a shareholder of the Hamburg company owned by Syrian Muslim Brotherhood member Abdel Matin Tatari.

In addition to Tatex, Tatari also owned a second company, Triple-B Trading. Both Tatex and Triple-B were listed as export-import companies. Triple-B stands for the names of the three principal owners from Saudi Arabia.

The owners are Adel Abdul Jalil Batterjee, a friend of Osama bin Laden and chairman of both the al-Shamal Islamic Bank and the Saudi charity organization World Assembly of Muslim Youth; Mohammad Bahareth of the Saudi construction conglomerate Bahareth Organization; and Hassan Bahfzallah.

Batterjee was associated with Enaam M. Arnaout through the U.S.-sanctioned charity Benevolence International Foundation.

Arnaout, who was convicted in the U.S. of terrorism, also is a member of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood. He had direct ties to fellow Syrian Muslim Brotherhood member Mohammad Zammar, creator of the 9/11 would-be hijacker cell in Hamburg.

German officials were monitoring the interactions and believe that the Syrian intelligence service tried to control the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood members in Hamburg, including those who would become the Sept. 11 hijackers.

Further, prior to 9/11, a known CIA operative had obtained information from federal German counterterrorism officials monitoring the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood members.

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