Edited on Mon May-31-04 01:20 PM by 9215
Abu Zubaydah was a high level operations chief for Al Qaeda and “confidant” of OBL captured in Pakistan in late March 2002 by the combined efforts of Pakistani forces and US special forces. White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer said “this represents a very significant blow to Al Qaeda……a key terrorist recruiter, an operational planner….” . Donald Rumsfeld said he wanted to keep Zubdayhah healthy for a long period of questioning. When interrogation efforts stalled Zubdaydah was flown to an Afghan complex fitted out as a fake Saudi jail. Interrogation procedures were set up in the “good cop bad cop scenario”. He was given truth serum (Sodium Pentathol) as part of an IV injection for wounds and the truth turned out to be stranger than fiction. The bad cops were suppose to be the Saudi interrogators but Zubadayah expressed relief when he saw them, instead of the fear that the interrogators expected, and quickly started talking about who to contact in the Saudi elite that could explain everything. .
Zubaydah named three Princes to contact: Prince Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz was his primary contact. Aziz was into horse racing and was one of the elites evacuated from Lexington, Kentucky on 9/16/01. Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Saud al-Kabir and Prince Sultan bin Faisal bin Turki al-Saud a nephew of King Fahd’s were the other two intermediaries. (Note: Turki bin Faisal is the name of Saudi intel chief who resigned on 9/11,http://expage.com/notowar13b, also there is a Faisal in the Carlyle group who likes Mikey) This and the following information was independently corroborated by two government sources that were involved in all aspects of the Zubaydah capture and interrogation.
A Defense Intelligence Agency Employee also verified the techniques used for interrogating. (Posner page 181). As Unger states Zubadayah seemed to think that the Saudi interrogators were in danger not him and he willingly talked of a deal made between Saudi Arabia and Al Qaeda that let Al Qaeda do whatever they wanted as long as they didn’t attack Saudi Arabia. He then said that “Ahmed knew beforehand that an attack was scheduled for American soil that day”.
Then the three Princes died…….
Ahmed returned to the US to do some horse racing and at one race a ceremony honoring the fireman and dead of 9/11 was held. Ahmed refused to make a statement, but rather gloated over his victory at the races. …..On July 22 Ahmed died in his sleep from a “heart attack”………..then Prince Sultan bin Faisal died in a one car crash on the way to Ahmed’s funeral the next day…….”A week later on July 30, Prince Fauhd bin Turki bin Saud al-Kabir, the third person named by Zubaydah was found in the desert, cause of death: “apparently died of thirst”.
All of the links between Al Qaeda and the Saudi elites cited by Zubaydah were dead! Follow the money, follow the bodies. And we have heard nothing of what happened to Zubaydah.
FN page269 from Craig Unger’s book–“. During his interrogation, Zubaydah had also said that OSama Bin Laden had struck a deal with Pakistani air force chief Air Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir, and had told him there woudl be unspecified attacks on American soil on 9/11. Seven months after the Saudi deaths, on Februery 20, 20003, Mir and sixteen others were killed when their plane crashed in the northwest province of Pakistan. Sabotage was widely speculated to be behind the crash, but could not be proved.
How do we get comic relief? …..”Finally, the details of Zubaydah’s drug-induced confessions might bring on charges that the U.S. is using torture on terror suspects. According to Posner, the Administration decided shortly after 9/11 to permit the use of Sodium Pentothal on prisoners. The Administration, he writes, “privately believes that the Supreme Court has implicitly approved using such drugs in matters where public safety is at risk,” citing a 1963 opinion. ”
Craig Unger “House of Bush House of Saud” (Pages 263-70)
Gerald Posner: “Why America Slept” (Page 181)
Bob Drogin , “US studies loot seized with captured Al Qaeda Leader”. Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2002.
- The Untold Saudi Royal Connection to 9/11 http://twitthat.com/0EB9f #JASTA
- The Kingdom and the Towers http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2011/08/9-11-2011-201108
- The 9/11 bill, Saudi Arabia, and the secret history of that day https://shar.es/1E1ujV