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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 08:53 AM
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KJF, Paul Thompson or anyone else with 9/11 Timeline: CIA and Hamburg cell
Today I encountered (or noticed) for the first time the name:

David Edger

- who does not appear in the 9/11 Timeline. (What's the best way of contacting you guys, by the way?)

Know anything about Edger? He's being put out as saying he was the man in charge of Hamburg Cell surveillance in Germany, in on article on a publication one might usually consider dubious (infowars), and which I link to here because it's the longest treatment on Edger available, apparently by someone at or near the University of Oklahoma where Edger is a lecturer. What I'm interested in is confirmation, critique or further info on the following:

David Edger made his bones at the CIA in Chile, where on SEPTEMBER 11, 1973, he was present during the CIA-sponsored coup of the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende, and his subsequent murder. We can only guess at Edger’s role in that affair. Edger was later present in Brazil during the CIA-supported war against the urban guerrillas in that country. A proven case officer, in the mid-nineties Edger was promoted to Deputy Director of Intelligence for the Directorate of Operations, the covert action arm of the CIA. This is one of the highest and secretive positions in the agency. Then, in an apparent demotion, Edger went to Hamburg, Germany to be in charge of the CIA team monitoring an al-Qaeda cell that included Mohammed Atta. Atta at this time had already been identified as an al-Qaeda cell leader by DIA Task Force Able Danger. During this time in Hamburg, Atta exchanged several phone calls with Zacharias Mossaoui, and emailed several flight schools in the U.S. to ask about flight instruction. One of the visitors to Atta’s apartment at this time was Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the uncle of convicted World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef and the supposed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. Shaikh Mohammed had a bounty on his head by the U.S. Government at this time, but still remained unmolested.

Shortly thereafter, David Edger was appointed to OU as a visiting professor in the Summer of 2001 by OU President David Boren. According to the OU newsletter announcing his arrival, Edger is described as the CIA Officer in Residence, NOT as a retired CIA officer. ...

A colleague of mine has sat in Edger’s class on terrorism at OU. Edger freely admitted to a variety of crimes in the service of the National Security State, including fixing elections overseas and inducing instability in foreign nations run by “bad guys.” He even admitted to monitoring Mohammed Atta in Germany, but quickly undercut any questions about this by adding that he had heard nothing of interest. Nothing of interest indeed, at a time when Mohammed Atta and at least two other hijackers were living in an apartment under CIA surveillance and were buying chemicals for making explosives and one hijacker boasted of planning to attack the World Trade Center and killing thousands of Americans.


http://www.infowars.com/articles/us/ok_axis_of_evil.htm

Here's an OU link on Edger from 2006:

David Edger, retired CIA officer and instructor in the department,
and Stephen Sloan, professor emeritus and currently professor at the
University of Central Florida in Orlando,participated in a conference on
teaching, researching, and analyzing terrorism on October 5, 2006. The
conference was sponsored byThe Memorial Institute for the Prevention
of Terrorism located in Oklahoma City.
David gave a presentation on North Korea at a luncheon with stu-
dents in the International Affairs Society on November 9,2006.He con-
trolled North Korean intelligence operations for two of his thirty-five
years with the Central Intelligence Agency.


http://www.ou.edu/cas/psc/new2006.pdf
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 09:43 AM
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1. Why don't you pm Paul here?
Edited on Fri Nov-16-07 10:30 AM by seemslikeadream
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Andre II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 02:20 PM
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2. Here some very good articles
On Edger
http://web.archive.org/web/20030923220658/news.globalfreepress.com/article.pl?sid=03/08/26/0648244

and on no less than six secret services surveilling the so called Hamburg cell.
http://web.archive.org/web/20040616181559/http://new.globalfreepress.com/article.pl?sid=03/09/29/0347236

Btw Jack I still owe you the sources for an informant being in the center of the new German terror hype (but I can't find the thread where you've asked it as I've been here very rarely the lasts weeks)
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Diane_nyc Donating Member (714 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 12:06 PM
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12. The 2003 article about Edger and Volz, by Ewing2001
Edited on Sun Jul-20-08 12:15 PM by Diane_nyc
One of the links http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=125&topic_id=184031&mesg_id=184053">posted by Andre II was to http://web.archive.org/web/20030923220658/news.globalfreepress.com/article.pl?sid=03/08/26/0648244">Edger/Volz: The Oklahoma City-Hamburg connection by Ewing2001, August 26th 2003:

Edger "arrived on the OU campus in August 2001 to begin his duties as a visiting professor in the political science department.

Up until that month he had responsibility for surveillance of the Al Qaeda cell in Germany, whose membership included Ramzi bin Al-Shibh, paymaster for the Al Qaeda organization, and Mohammed Atta, a hijacker on one of the airliners which crashed into the World Trade Center (WTC).

...

Was Edgers german "surveillance" connection Thomas Volz?

Volz tried to hire one of Mohammad Atta's contacts, Marmoun Darkanzali, since at least December 1999. (Darkanzali was in contact with two of bin Ladin's associates in Sudan, Wadih El-Hage and Mamdouh Mahmud Salim)

...

Is there a possible connection between Thomas Volz and David Edger?

...

But back to Edger. We still don't know much about his german terror investigation in August 2001 and there are still no concrete ties to Thomas Volz. Both won't speak.

Edger's other contacts however, point on more Sep11th ties:

On August 25th, 2003 Edger was on a panel discussion at the University of Oklahoma together with Admiral William Crowe (who co-founded the Anthrax-vaccine company Bioport with ex-Porton Down Fuad Al-Hibri), Kenneth Levit, former legal counsel for the CIA and now head of OU-Tulsa, and Edwin Corr, who was the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador during that country's fight against leftist terrorists in the 1980s.

...

What about the other CIA specialists, who received prior warnings and even observed the famous "malysia meeting"?

One of them was Cofer Black, who resigned, unexplained, at the CIA in May 2002. Black is meanwhile Co-ordinator for Counter-Terrorism, US Department of State.
Or what about Dale Watson, ex CIA, who worked at the FBIHQ in Summer 2001 and ignored warnings by Kenneth Williams and Colleen Rowley? Later he also resigned and started to work for Booz Allen Hamilton.

Both spoke at the first 9/11 hearings in 2002:

Black confirmed, that in January 2001, he was in contact with "special agents from the FBI's New York field office", who brought a "Kuala surveillance photo".

But in 2003's current 9/11 commission, noone talks about the german intelligence surveillance.
There is no Edgar or Volz at the hearings. Why?

The US Congress and U.S. Media still ignore the facts about "Operation Zartheit" by german intelligence BfV, who obtained telephone numbers of all contacts of the "Hamburg Cell" and forwarded them to the CIA and CTC-long time before 9/11.

There is no word about "more than 8,400 telephone calls to 1,400 different numbers", which were made by the German Intelligence "in three years from the Hamburg apartment Binalshibh", as reported by LA Times in January 2003.

8000 phone calls and none of them was interesting for the CIA?

Many other questions about the german 9/11-connection are still unanswered.

Is it true, that a german police investigation into german-syrian company Tatex Trading GmbH was blocked after Sep11th, because of their ties with syrian intelligence and former director Mohammed Madschid Said?
Or even more odd, because of the visits of Said's son Mohammed Hady at Atta's appartment in Hamburg? Or because Hady was at the wedding of Mounir Al Motassadeq, yet another 9/11 suspect, who had his german trial earlier this year? Does it make sense to block?


None of the above is conclusive evidence of anything, of course. At most these are tantalyzing leads. But the matters discussed above (if indeed the information above is accurate) should have been pursued by the 9/11 Commission, had it been the truly independent investigation that it was supposed to be.

Alas, I'm not inclined to trust the writer. (Ewing2001 is Nico Haupt. 'Nuff said.)

Andre II, have you checked out his sources?
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LARED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 01:42 PM
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14. I'm curious
Nico Haupt AKA Ewing2001 is basically certifiable. Yet you feel it's OK to post his "material" with a simple disclaimer that you're not inclined to trust the writer .

Remember, Nico is not your run of the mill conspiratiod that is a little too enthusiastic. He's a bonafide nut case. Ever hear of the Daisy Chain committee? He believed I was the leader of the committee.

You portray yourself as the voice of reason and logic, so why post his rantings? Or is the "voice of reason and logic" just a facade?
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Diane_nyc Donating Member (714 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:30 PM
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15. Apparently these articles were written before Nico Haupt went ape shit bonkers ... but still ....
Edited on Mon Jul-21-08 08:35 PM by Diane_nyc
I'm no expert on his personal history. But, from what I've heard, when Nico Haupt first appeared on the scene, he wasn't nearly as nutty as he later became.

Still, I'm not inclined to trust Haupt's earlier stuff either. I was a bit surprised to see Andre II recommending anything by Nico Haupt, given what has otherwise seemed to me to be Andre's reasonable and cautious approach. So, I'm wondering whether either Andre II or JackRiddler have double-checked the alleged facts presented in the articles that Andre II recommended. Even crazy people sometimes speak the truth, but I would like to see some fact-checking.

These articles deal with what I now consider to be the most important questions about 9/11, namely questions about what the intelligence agencies knew about the hijackers, especially about Mohammed Atta and his pals in the Hamburg cell. That's why I'm interested.
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Diane_nyc Donating Member (714 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 01:02 PM
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13. To JackRiddler and/or Andre II: The other article here by Ewing2001
Have either of you had a chance to verify all the claims made in the other article http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=125&topic_id=184031&mesg_id=184053">listed here by Andre II, http://web.archive.org/web/20040616181559/http://new.globalfreepress.com/article.pl?sid=03/09/29/0347236">Mohammed Atta - Slips Under Radar of 6 Countries?

Obviously I don't trust the author. But the article deals with issues central to the question of how much foreknowledge various people in the U.S. government may have had. So, I'm wondering if either of you has taken the time to fact-check this article in detail.
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tetedur Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 02:37 PM
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3. Just to say, former Senator Boren was George Tenet's mentor
and on the morning of 9/11, Tenet was having breakfast with Boren. Small world.
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Ferry Fey Donating Member (289 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 01:51 PM
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7. Add Nick Berg to the mix
Can't talk about University of Oklahoma at Norman and not bring up Nick Berg. Google shows some 40+ pages that have both David Edger and Nick Berg mentioned, such as here:

http://www.cerebellum.tv/the-dredger-2/the-dredger-october-2004-3/

I'm just passing through the forum today and don't have a chance to look at anything more in depth, but it might be a good idea for someone who has a little more time available to look into any places where Edger and Berg intersect.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 05:39 PM
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9. New light on the Nick Berg case: US contractors tortured for talking to the FBI



http://mparent7777-3.blogspot.com/2007/04/new-light-on-nick-berg-case-us.html

......

For those new to the case, a brief summary follows

Nick Berg was a 26 year-old US businessman of Jewish extraction. He was a specialist in radio communications tower repair and construction. Although Berg was, by all accounts, a supporter of George Bush and the US invasion of Iraq, his father, a member of the Democracy Now! group, was an open opponent of the war.

In Iraq, Berg found a commercial partner in Aziz al-Taee, a seedy Iraqi businessman, previously resident in the US, who was an associate of the Iranian-aligned Shiite businessman, Ahmad Chalabi. Aziz had an interesting criminal record in the US but had been instrumental in organising pro-invasion rallies before the war. It is likely that Berg combined his own fledgeling business endeavours with simple commercial intelligence-gathering for others.

Berg also had Iraqi relatives resident in Mosul. It was during a visit to Mosul, on 24 April 2004 that he was arrested by the Iraqi Police at a checkpoint because his Jewish name and Israeli stamps in his passport aroused suspicion. He was reportedly carrying a Farsi phrase book and anti-Zionist literature.

The Iraqi police turned Berg over to US military custody where he was interviewed on three occasions by the FBI. Berg was already well known to the Bureau. It is a curious fact that, while briefly a student at Oklahoma University, and before the events of 11 September 2001, his computer user ID had been used by Zacarias Moussaoui. The FBI had investigated this incident but found him innocent of any wrongdoing. The 911 investigator Michael Wright unearthed evidence supporting the view that Berg was working under CIA supervision at OU, perhaps spying on some of the alleged 911 hijackers who were living nearby at the time. Whatever the truth of this, suspicion must arise that Nick Berg was a part-time CIA operative and/or FBI informant. Certainly Berg made no complaints about his treatment by the FBI while he was in US custody in Mosul.

On 5 April, Bergs father, who had learned of his incarceration from the US Consul in Baghdad, commenced legal proceedings for his release in the US Federal Court. The circumstances suggest that the US Consulate and the FBI spoke up for him. He was quickly released and offered a flight from Baghdad to Jordan. Reportedly he didnt take up this offer, saying that he preferred to travel by road, with persons unknown whom he had somehow met. He left the al-Fanar Hotel on 10 April and disappeared.

No credible claim has ever surfaced that ransom demands were made, although Berg would have been a valuable, high-profile captive. A month later his decapitated body was found in Baghdad. Shortly afterwards, the infamous video of his decapitation, officially attributed to al-Qaeda, appeared on the internet. For George Bush, the timing was fortuitous, because the video provided a tailor-made moral relativityargument to bolster the US Government just as the story of the US torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib broke.

It is not difficult to see what might have happened in Bergs case.

Remember that in early 2004, it was still possible for small-time would-be entrepreneurs like Berg to move about Iraq relatively freely. But operations by the Sunni and Baathist resistance were increasing. In late May, four US mercenaries were killed in an ambush in the Fallujah, a Sunni stronghold. The subsequent US attempt to subdue the city resulted in a minor disaster for US forces. A few days later US troops raided the offices of the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, triggering a Shiite uprising. Suddenly, US troops were being attacked by the Shiites whom the US had relied upon to remain moderately well-disposed towards the occupation or at least neutral in relation to the escalating conflict with the Sunni and Baathist resistance. At the same time, in the US mainstream media, the view that the US had been tricked into invading Iraq on behalf of Iran began to be advanced. The fortunes of Ahmad Chalabi, until then something of a favourite with US ruling circles, suddenly plunged. The whole Neocon game-plan was falling apart. Behind the scenes rampant political confusion and paranoia would have reigned.


more.......


Family of Beheaded U.S. Man Releases Statement
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=547956

Body found on Baghdad overpass identified as that of
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=547236

CNN Transcript On Nick Berg Murder
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=550541

FBI Saw Berg During Iraq Police Detention
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=550119

Pa. family angry with American government over son's brutal death
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=547830

Parents blame Bush for son's execution
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=549188

Body found on Baghdad overpass identified as that of American
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=547236

Arab media disagree on story of beheading
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=551805

Reporter says Berg held in custody entire time by US authorities
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=551660

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=551186

Bush Condemns Execution of Berg in Iraq
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=550095

Beheaded hostage 'had been warned to leave Iraq'
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=549507

FBI Saw Berg Before Beheading
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=550573

Berg worked at night on a Abu Ghraib tower
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=550780

CBS: Bizarre New Link in Berg Murder (Berg and Moussaoui)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=553244

CNN: Was Berg in U.S. custody? Answers conflict
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=554749

Diplomat's E-Mails Show Berg in Custody
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=552638

E-mails from U.S. consulate to Bergs
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=553391

Spokesman Says Berg Never Held by Forces
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=549641

The victim: More than work drew him to Iraq
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=551848

Diplomat's e-mails show Berg in custody
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=552645

Berg died for Bush, Rumsfeld 'sins' - father
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=552677

U.S.Iraq Consular Officer Payne)Diplomat's E-Mails Show Berg in US custody
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=552989

Al-Zarqawi Murdered Berg, CIA Concludes
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=553143

FBI told police to hold Berg
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=553087

Beheading not linked to Iraq prison scandal: White House
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=549888

Berg beheading: No way, say more medical experts
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=571473

CNN Breaking: 4 arrested in the Berg Murder (2 released)...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=571514

Beheaded man named on Free Republic's "Enemies List"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=551264

Bush: Berg's killers must be found
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=557156

Last days of Nick Berg a mystery
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=559749

US Gov't Disavows E-Mails About Berg's Detention
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=559647

EXECUTION: FOUR ARRESTED
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=563009

BERG MET WITH SHADY IRAQI (Berg's business partner was a Chalabi wannabe)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=102&topic_id=560487
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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 10:58 AM
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18. On a side note: Berg business partner, Aziz al-Taee one of the weirdest "cut-outs" of the Bush era
You mentioned:

"In Iraq, Berg found a commercial partner in Aziz al-Taee, a seedy Iraqi businessman, previously resident in the US, who was an associate of the Iranian-aligned Shiite businessman, Ahmad Chalabi. Aziz had an interesting criminal record in the US but had been instrumental in organising pro-invasion rallies before the war. It is likely that Berg combined his own fledgeling business endeavours with simple commercial intelligence-gathering for others."

Aziz al-Taee arrived in the US as a teenager around 1983. By the mid 90s, he was running an electronics store in Philadelphia. He was indicted on charges of being part of the largest criminal distributorship in the US of crack vials, headed by Russian mafia organization of Valery Sigal, which was accused of distributing 100 million crack vials. At the time, Aziz was known by several aliases -- Aziz Kadoory Aziz, Joe Aziz and Aziz K. Aziz. He was also selling pagers -- which if you were in the urban northeast at the time, you will recall was the way crack dealers communicated and became a fashion statement for the "ghetto fabulous" look before cell phones were widely available.

I remember reading some of the legal papers concerning the case and recall that bizarrely Aziz got off light (he pleaded guilty and got probation, and had to pay fines and restitution of profits), but the feds really came down hard on the poor engineer schmuck in New Jersey who actually manufactured the vials.

Aziz was later investigated for selling bootleg CDs and possibly fencing stolen electronics.

In the run-up to the Iraq War, Aziz rechristened himself Aziz al-Taee and emerged as the head of the Iraqi American Council. He became one of the most widely televised faces of anti-Sadam activism in the U.S. The Iraqi American Council had offices in a federally owned building in outside DC. Aziz was interviewed frequently on CNN, Fox and MacNeil Lehrer. He was a frequent speaker at pro war rallies. He was even giving speeches as an "expert" to the Council on Foreign Relations.

He also was interviewed by notorious fake journalist/male hooker Jeff Gannon, and at least once Gannon lobbed a softball question to Ari Fleischer in a White House presser based on information he identified as being from Iraqi-American "leader" Aziz al-Taee.

As a respectable "leader" and expert, al-Taee also got to hobnob with the likes of Paul Wolfowitz:

http://www.conjur.com/politicsMedia/MR+AND+MRS+HAKAK+PAUL+WOLFWITIZ+AND+AZIZ+ALTAEE-150.jpg

Next Aziz surfaces during "shock and awe" speaking for Chalabi to Salon, explaining that dozens of Chalabi supporters have received training for their prospective roles in the transitional government in Iraq. Meanwhile other sources have the Bush administration giving media training to the Iraqi American Council members.

http://dir.salon.com/story/news/feature/2003/04/14/reconstruction/index.html

Obviously, the convicted crack vial kingpin of Philly had "rehabilitated" himself mightily.

During his pro-war publicity blitz, Aziz represented himself as a naturalized American citizen, but as his image began to crumble with revelations about his shady past in the Philly press and liberal blogosphere, and grumbling from the Iraqi American community that he and his organization didn't really represent anyone, al Taee had to admit publicly that he was a permanent resident, and that there was a pending deportation case against him.

Al-Taee next emerges in Baghdad's Green Zone, where he is asking questions in a presser by victorious general Sachez, as summarized in a frequently anthologized blogosphere entry:

http://www.pnionline.com/dnblog/extra/archives/2005_02.html

<quote>

And here's yet one more bizarre and newsworthy thing we uncovered: After al-Taee left, or fled, to Baghdad in 2003, he pulled a "Jeff Gannon" of his own. On Aug. 7, 2003, the convicted felon gained access to a briefing by Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez and asked this question (sorry, no link):

Q My name is Aziz Al-Taee, chairman of the Iraqi-American Council, visiting from the States. Actually, I want to take the opportunity to express the thankful feeling among the Iraqi-American community for the great jobs has been done.
The question we have -- obviously, we are concerned about the casualties among the civilians, and also, among the U.S. soldiers and the coalition soldiers. How fast is in your plan to transfer the power and empower the Iraqi Governing Council and try to stabilize the security situation here?

<end quote>

But wait! It gets better.

Nick Berg contacts al-Taee before coming to Iraq on his first trip, and al Taee provides office space. By the time of Berg's later trip, they are described as business partners.

Al Taee last appears in major media reports after Berg's death, describing himself as the last person to see Berg before the detention that preceded to his death by beheading.
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 04:42 PM
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8. kick
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 09:14 AM
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10. No indication I found the 9/11 Commission asked Edger anything... anyone?
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 02:31 AM
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16. anyone?
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Diane_nyc Donating Member (714 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 10:48 AM
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11. Edger is now listed as an entity in the Complete 9/11 Timeline ....
Here's his http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=david_edger_1">profile on the History Commons site.

But, alas, only one event is listed for him: http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a0597edgerberlin#a0597edgerberlin">May 1997: David Edger Is New CIA Chief of Station in Germany.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 09:13 AM
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17. Thanks for the update Diane_nyc
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