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03-21-2006, 09:54 AM
FBI Was Warned About Moussaoui
Agent Tells Court Of Repeated Efforts Before 9/11 Attacks

By Jerry Markon and Timothy Dwyer
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, March 21, 2006; A01

An FBI agent who interrogated Zacarias Moussaoui before Sept. 11, 2001, warned his supervisors more than 70 times that Moussaoui was a terrorist and spelled out his suspicions that the al-Qaeda operative was plotting to hijack an airplane, according to federal court testimony yesterday.

Agent Harry Samit told jurors at Moussaoui's death penalty trial that his efforts to secure a warrant to search Moussaoui's belongings were frustrated at every turn by FBI officials he accused of "criminal negligence." Samit said he had sought help from a colleague, writing that he was "so desperate to get into Moussaoui's computer I'll take anything."

That was on Sept. 10, 2001.

Samit's testimony added striking detail to the voluminous public record on the FBI's bungling of the Moussaoui case. It also could help Moussaoui's defense. Samit is a prosecution witness who had earlier backed the government's central theory of the case: that the FBI would have raised "alarm bells" and could have stopped the Sept. 11 attacks if Moussaoui had not lied to agents. But under cross-examination by the defense yesterday, Samit said that he did raise those alarms -- repeatedly -- but that his bosses impeded his efforts".

Have these 'bosses' been questioned as to why they took no action? If not- why not?

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70 times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Gayle in MD
03-21-2006, 02:08 PM
Because Republicans are blocking the investigations. Just like Bush tried to block the first round of investigations, the Republican Majority, has been dragging their feet on the second one. Harry Reid shut the Senate down over it once already, demanding that the investigation continue.

Gayle in Md.

Cueless Joey
03-21-2006, 02:57 PM
Just as bad as when this flight instructor in Florida alerted the FBI about this scumbag who did not want to learn how to land the plane. Just how to maneuver it.
Hello, nobody listened.