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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:06 AM
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Has the FBI actually done anything since 2001 with the 9-11 Investigation?
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 09:07 AM by DoYouEverWonder
9/11 Investigation (PENTTBOM)

Pentagon with American Flag draped over the west wall.They were the most lethal terrorist attacks in history, taking the lives of 3,000 Americans and international citizens and ultimately leading to far-reaching changes in anti-terror approaches and operations in the U.S. and around the globe.

FBI evidence response team.Our ensuing investigation of the attacks of 9/11/01code-named PENTTBOMwas our largest investigation ever. At the peak of the case, more than half our agents worked to identify the hijackers and their sponsors and, with other agencies, to head off any possible future attacks. We followed more than half-a-million investigative leads, including several hundred thousand tips from the public. The attack and crash sites also represented the largest crime scenes in FBI history.

For more information:

Press Release of 9/27/2001 with photographs of the 19 hijackers
-- American Airlines #11
-- American Airlines #77
-- United Airlines #93
-- United Airlines #175
Zacarias Moussaoui: In April 2005, Moussaoui pled guilty to six charges against him related to his participation in the 9/11 conspiracy. In May 2006, he was sentenced to life in prison.

-- Director Muellers statement on the indictment on 12/11/2001
-- Indictment
FBI Agent Lenny Hattonwho died in the 9/11 attacksis presented the heroes medal of valor. Former FBI Special Agent in Charge John P. ONeill also lost his life in the attacks.

TFBI's 9/11 Team Still Hard at Work

June 14, 2004

They lead to a poorly lit back room in the basement. Notes and newspaper clippings cover the walls; manila files and personal computers spill off the desks. Blue tubing pokes from a groaning HVAC unit in an attempt to improve the air.

The office, like the investigation itself, was set up on the fly. After the twin towers fell, Mueller announced the formation of PENTTBOM, which in the FBI's arcane nomenclature stands for "Pentagon and twin towers." "BOM" usually refers to traditional bombings such as the Oklahoma City bombing, or OKBOM. On Sept. 11, 2001, the bombs were fueled jetliners.

The FBI's effort, unprecedented in bureau history, threw experienced counterterrorism investigators together with rookies barely out of the FBI academy. They were uprooted from their homes and families and brought to Washington to work for months at a time.

The probe, first headed by then-Deputy Director Thomas J. Pickard, began with one group of investigators for each of the four hijacked planes and one agent for each of the 19 hijackers. Galligan, a longtime FBI agent with a master's degree in psychology, took over in October 2001. Her deputy, Turchiano, is a Brooklyn native who has been tracking terrorists almost since she started at the bureau in 1997.


The New York field office, cradle of the FBI's al Qaeda expertise, largely ran the show in those early days. The attacks had forced agents out of their offices downtown; they worked first from a parking garage and later from the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid.

By October, Mueller, who had been on the job for a week when the hijackings occurred, made a controversial decision: PENTTBOM would be run from Washington and, for the first time in anyone's memory, an operational investigation would be based at headquarters.


The hijackers had been identified within hours, and many of their financial transactions and movements were confirmed within days.

So here we are 5 years later and the FBI has little to show for their effort. There is very little new information from them since the official story was created. The only update to their website since 2001, is a section on Zacarias Moussaoui. Sad, that after all this time, the Moussaoui trial is their only accomplishment.

It's astonishing that they continue to claim they identified the 19 hijackers within hours and completely ignoring any mention that some of those hijackers are apparently still alive.

If this wasn't the biggest terrorist act ever committed on US soil, I would call this investigation a joke. But it's not a joke. Almost 3000 Americans were killed. Many more lives have been ruined. 1000's of first responders are sick and some have already died. Yet, 5 years later we still don't know what really happened that horrible day. 5 years later and it appears the FBI has basicly done nothing.

Does anyone else have a clue? Are they actually investigating the 9-11 attack or is Mueller & the gatekeepers making sure that none of this ever really gets anywhere?

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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:43 AM
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1. as far as I can tell, the FBI doesn't do a goddamned thing

their directors play endless political games

and that's about it.
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mirandapriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:31 PM
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2. exactly, lotd, well said, I do not have any faith in anything
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 12:34 PM by mirandapriestly
they say, except for the whistleblowers and they get fired or demoted. If anyone actually does their job, it seems they get punished for it. The reason is the real criminals are in the Whitehouse.
The FBI was working on the "insider trading" , and of course we never heard another word about it.
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