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FrankRep
06-15-2009, 07:56 PM
U.S. Attorney Tries to Kill Book Exposing Terrorism


William F. Jasper | The New American (http://www.thenewamerican.com/)
15 June 2009


A major battle over censorship is igniting. Since October 2007, United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has been trying to kill a book that paints him in an unfavorable light. A new edition of TRIPLE CROSS: How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI by Peter Lance is due to be released on June 16, at a press conference (http://www.peterlance.com/TRIPLE_CROSS_6.5.0_RELEASE_FINAL.pdf) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

In Triple Cross (Harper Collins), Peter Lance, a five-time Emmy award-winning investigative reporter, details the incredible story of how Ali Mohamed, al-Qaeda's master spy, managed to penetrate the deepest levels of the U.S. intelligence community and provide vital assistance to Osama bin Laden's terrorist operations for years prior to the 9/11 terror attacks while on the U.S. government's payroll. A cover story on Ali Mohamed that appeared in The New American in November 2007 ("Unleashing a Terrorist" (http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/election/832-unleashing-a-terrorist)) reports on the enormous multi-year investigative effort by Peter Lance to connect the dots, showing the important linkages that tie together several of the most important terrorist attacks on America: the 1990 assassination of Rabbi Meier Kahane; the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; and the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Ali Mohamed played a key role in all of these cases and others besides.

Lance is one of the few investigative journalists from the mainstream media to delve into the abundant evidence (which The New American reported on extensively over a period of years) showing the connections of Ali Mohamed and convicted 1993 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

In an October 2007 letter to Harper Collins, Patrick Fitzgerald, the U.S. attorney for Illinois' northern district (and formerly assistant U.S. attorney in New York, where he headed a number of high-profile prosecutions), threatened to sue for defamation unless the publisher ceased publication and distribution, issued a public retraction of the book's allegations about Fitzpatrick, and agreed to refrain from publishing a scheduled updated edition of the book. Following an extensive, 18-month vetting of the evidence in Lance's book, Harper Collins decided to go ahead with publication of the updated version of Triple Cross. The legal correspondence between Patrick Fitzgerald and the legal counsel for Harper Collins can be accessed here (http://www.peterlance.com/Fitzgerald_Libel_Claim_Letters_HCP_Response.pdf).

In his most recent letter to Harper Collins (June 2, 2009), Fitzgerald reiterates his earlier charges that Triple Cross "is not a book whose falsehoods are a result of mere negligence or even recklessness. Nor is it a book whose inaccuracies can be fixed by a redaction of a few offending sentences. The book is a deliberate lie masquerading as truth." This is a very sweeping charge from a prosecutor whose professional office demands the use of precise legal language. Fitzpatrick's characterization of the entire book as a "deliberate lie" is especially troubling inasmuch as the author has a well-deserved reputation as a meticulous researcher, Lance's statements are well within the bounds of legally acceptable interpretation of established facts, and the book is extensively sourced with several hundred end notes and 30 pages of appendices reproducing dozens of government documents.

Triple Cross is a masterpiece of investigative journalism concerning some of the most important events in recent history impacting our national security, personal liberty, and the future of limited constitutional government. It is one of the most important books (if not the most important) published to date on the 9/11 terror attacks, especially because of Lance's ability to analyze and assimilate vast quantities of data and then present the "big picture" in a manner accessible to the non-expert. In refusing to cave in to the threats of Patrick Fitzgerald, Peter Lance and Harper Collins have performed an important civic duty. Ironically, Fitzgerald's heavy-handed efforts to squash the book may be backfiring; journalists and publishers spanning the political spectrum are speaking out against his attempt to use the intimidating power of his office for blatant censorship. The New American contacted Fitzgerald's office in Chicago for comment on this story but was informed that he was unavailable for comment. We were told that his media spokesman at the U.S. attorney's office, Randy Sanborn, would call back to answer our questions, but by the end of the day he still had not responded.


SOURCE:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/1246


Related article: Unleashing a Terrorist (http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/election/832-unleashing-a-terrorist)

Liberty Star
06-15-2009, 08:08 PM
I had also read some article sometime after 9/11 connecting NY terror attacks and assassination of Rabbi Meier Kahane (whose JDL group was termred a terrorist group by FBI):


A cover story on Ali Mohamed that appeared in The New American in November 2007 ("Unleashing a Terrorist") reports on the enormous multi-year investigative effort by Peter Lance to connect the dots, showing the important linkages that tie together several of the most important terrorist attacks on America: the 1990 assassination of Rabbi Meier Kahane; the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; and the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.



Meir Kahane

Rabbi Meir David Kahane (Hebrew: מאיר דוד כהנא‎, also known by the pen-names Michael King and David Sinai, 1 August 1932 – 5 November 1990) was an American-Israeli Orthodox rabbi and a member of the Israeli Knesset.[1]

Kahane was known in the United States and Israel for his strong political, nationalist views, exemplified in his promotion of a Greater Israel based on Jewish law. He founded two controversial movements: the Jewish Defense League (JDL) in the USA and Kach, an Israeli political party. In 1984, Kach gained one seat in the Knesset and Rabbi Meir Kahane became a member. In 1986, Kach was declared a racist party by the left-wing Israeli government and banned from the Knesset, and, in 1994, following the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre - the massacre of Palestinians in Al-Haram Al-Ibraheme mosque by Baruch Goldstein - the movement was outlawed completely. Kahane's Knesset career was ended by section 7a of Basic Law: The Knesset (1958): "Prevention of Participation of Candidates List."

Kahane was assassinated in Manhattan in 1990, after concluding a speech calling on American Jews to emigrate to Israel, in a New York City hotel.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meir_Kahane


Does this mean 9/11 was directly related to Israel-Palestine issue and not an indirect catalyst as many believed?

Liberty Star
06-15-2009, 09:41 PM
Why are they trying to block this book?

Historic events connected in that book may provide better understanding of roots of terrorism and context for current events taking place in holy land and latest US position to not allow "even a single cement mixer" there to expand settlements. Kahane's name is increasingly in news in recent weeks:



Israeli MP Arrested as Settlers Rampage Through West Bank
Settlers Torch Palestinian Fields, Chop Down Trees

by Jason Ditz, June 01, 2009


http://news.antiwar.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/ari.jpg


Six of the settlers were arrested by army forces, including a member of the Knesset (Israeli parliament). That MP, Michael Ben-Ari, is a member of the pro-settler National Union party and claims he was assaulted by the security forces.

Ben-Ari was a former member of the banned Kach Party, founded by Orthodox rabbi Meir Kahane. The party was banned when an Israeli court ruled it was “manifestly racist,” as one of its tenets was that Israel should not allow Arabs to have citizenship.

http://news.antiwar.com/2009/06/01/israeli-mp-arrested-as-settlers-rampage-though-west-bank/

RonneJJones
06-15-2009, 10:48 PM
Are You Kidding Me?

I don't know what's more ridiculous here, that Bill Jasper would write a story about such cointel garbage, or that someone would write a book on such fiction, or that the US Atty would waste a second going after such a dumb book? The whole damn circus is just one OP, trying to waste the publics time and divert them into more Mystery Thinking and Fear.

Al-Qaeda and its "master spy" work for the same damn people that our intelligence services work for, so why would they have to infiltrate themselves? Our intelligence services run al-Qaeda and they ran the FBI teams that backed the patsy's who got pushed into the 1993 WTC Bombing.

Our US Atty knows this, and so does William Jasper, and so does the author of this book. So why the charade?

FrankRep
06-16-2009, 04:38 AM
Are You Kidding Me?

I don't know what's more ridiculous here, that Bill Jasper would write a story about such cointel garbage, or that someone would write a book on such fiction, or that the US Atty would waste a second going after such a dumb book? The whole damn circus is just one OP, trying to waste the publics time and divert them into more Mystery Thinking and Fear.[/b]

I would like to read it and decide for myself. I greatly respect Bill Jasper.

FrankRep
06-18-2009, 05:53 AM
Update:

Terror Book Author Wins Round #1 in Censorship Battle

June 18

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=196385