US Navy and CIA and the USA military.
Nobody else has the power to a) carry them out b) cover up the
evidence c) prevent the story from being told.
The USA got their wars, and 10 years of top dollar.
The not altogether irrational Iranian President has stated that there
should be an investigation in the 2001 attacks,
because there is much evidence pointing to an inside job. FYI
press release MARKET WATCH
Dec. 23, 2011, 1:00 p.m. EST
U.S. District Court Rules Iran Behind 9/11 Attacks
NEW YORK, Dec. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A federal district
court in Manhattan yesterday entered a historic ruling that reveals
new facts about Iran's support of al Qaeda in the 9/11 attacks. U.S.
District Judge George B. Daniels ruled yesterday that Iran and
Hezbollah materially and directly supported al Qaeda in the September
11, 2001 attacks and are legally responsible for damages to hundreds
of family members of 9/11 victims who are plaintiffs in the case.
Judge Daniels had announced his ruling in Havlish, et al. v. bin
Laden, et al., in open court on Thursday, December 15, 2011, following
a three-hour courtroom presentation by the families' attorneys. Judge
Daniels entered a written Order of Judgment yesterday backed by 53
pages of detailed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.
Fiona Havlish, whose husband Donald perished in the World Trade Center
North Tower on 9/11 said, "This is a historic day. For ten years we've
wanted the truth to be known about who was responsible for our losses.
Now we have that answer."
Ellen Saracini, the wife of United Airlines 175 pilot Victor Saracini,
which the hijackers crashed into the WTC South Tower, said after the
hearing last Thursday, "We just came from Judge Daniels' court where
he ruled in favor of holding accountable those who perpetrated the
attacks of 9/11... I just smiled up to Victor and I said we're still
thinking about you ... we're there for you ... we'll always be there
for you. But today's very special."
In Havlish, et al. v. bin Laden, et al., Judge Daniels held that the
Islamic Republic of Iran, its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hosseini
Khamenei, former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and
Iran's agencies and instrumentalities, including, among others, the
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps ("IRGC"), the Iranian Ministry of
Intelligence and Security ("MOIS"), and Iran's terrorist proxy
Hezbollah, all materially aided and supported al Qaeda before and
"The families have waited a very long time for this day and they have
been through a lot. So I was greatly relieved that the families
received an answer to the question that they asked me ten years ago:
they asked who was the responsible party? How did this happen? Today a
federal court judge has said that a principal responsible party is the
Islamic Republic of Iran," said Thomas E. Mellon, Jr. of Doylestown,
Pennsylvania, law firm of Mellon Webster & Shelly, the lead attorney
for the Havlish plaintiffs.
The evidence was developed over a seven-year international
investigation by the Havlish attorneys who pursued the 9/11
Commission's recommendation regarding an apparent link between Iran,
Hezbollah, and the 9/11 hijackers, following the Commission's own
eleventh-hour discovery of significant National Security Agency
("NSA") intercepts: "We believe this topic requires further
investigation by the U.S. government." 9/11 Commission Report, p. 241.
The Havlish evidence included sworn testimony and affidavits from the
Ten expert witnesses including three former 9/11 Commission staff
members, two former CIA case officers, two investigative journalists,
and an Iran analyst who has testified in 25 cases involving Iranian
Three Iranian defectors who were operatives of MOIS and the IRGC.
Witness X, whose dramatic testimony was previously filed under seal,
was revealed to be Abolghasem Mesbahi, a former MOIS operative in
charge of Iran's espionage operations in Western Europe. Judge Daniels
found that Mesbahi has testified in numerous prosecutions of Iranian
and Hezbollah terrorists, including the Mykonos case in Germany and
the AMIA case in Argentina, and found to be highly reliable and
credible. Judge Daniels also credited Mesbahi's testimony that he
received messages during the summer of 2001 from inside the Iranian
government that an Iranian contingency plan for unconventional warfare
against the U.S. called "Shaitan dar Atash" had been activated. "This
is compelling proof that Iran was deeply involved in the 9/11
conspiracy," said Tim Fleming, lead investigative attorney for the
Included among Judge Daniels' findings in Havlish are the following:
Members of the 9/11 Commission staff testified that Iran aided the
hijackers by concealing their travel through Iran to access al Qaeda
training camps in Afghanistan. Iranian border inspectors refrained
from stamping the passports of 8 to 10 of the 9/11 hijackers because
evidence of travel through Iran would have prevented the hijackers
from obtaining visas at U.S. embassies abroad or gaining entry into
the United States. The 9/11 Commission Report addressed these facts
and called for further investigation. 9/11 Commission Report at pp.
Expert and U.S. government evidence also confirmed that Iran
facilitated the escape of al Qaeda leaders and members from the U.S.
invasion of Afghanistan into Iran and provided safe haven inside Iran
Abolghasem Mesbahi testified he was part of an IRGC-MOIS task force
that designed contingency plans for unconventional warfare against the
U.S., code-named "Shaitan dar Atash" ("Satan in Flames") which
included crashing hijacked passenger airliners into the World Trade
Center, the Pentagon, and the White House. During the weeks before
9/11, Mesbahi received three coded messages from a source inside
Iran's government indicating that the Shaitan dar Atash plan had been
Mesbahi also testified that in 2000 Iran used front companies to
obtain a Boeing 757-767-777 flight simulator for training the
terrorists. Due to U.S. trade sanctions, Iran has never had any Boeing
757-767-777 aircraft, but all the airplanes hijacked on 9/11 were
Boeing 757 or 767 aircraft.
A May 14, 2001 memorandum from inside the Iranian government
demonstrating that Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, was
aware of the impending attacks and instructing intelligence operatives
to restrict communications to existing contacts with al Qaeda's Ayman
al Zawahiri and Hizballah's Imad Mughniyah.
Documents obtained from German federal prosecutors showing that 9/11
coordinator Ramzi Binalshihb traveled to Iran in January 2001 on his
way to Afghanistan to brief Osama bin Laden on the plot's progress.
Evidence from the 9/11 Commission Report that a "senior Hezbollah
operative," which the Havlish evidence identifies as Hezbollah
terrorist chief Imad Mughniyah, coordinated activities in Saudi Arabia
and was present (or his associate) on flights the hijackers took to
and from Beirut and Iran. 9/11 Commission Report at pp. 240-41.
Mughniyah, a longtime agent of Iran, orchestrated a string of terror
operations against the U.S. and Israel during the 1980s and 1990s. He
was assassinated in Syria in February of 2008.
Attorneys emphasized that it is important to understand that Iran,
Hezbollah, and al Qaeda formed a terror alliance in the early 1990s.
The attorneys cited their national security and intelligence experts,
including Dr. Patrick Clawson, Dr. Bruce Tefft, Clare Lopez, Kenneth
Timmerman, Dr. Ronen Bergman, Edgar Adamson, and 9/11 Commission staff
members Dietrich Snell, Dr. Daniel Byman, and Janice Kephart, as well
as the published writings of Robert Baer, to explain how the pragmatic
terror leaders overcame the Sunni-Shi'a divide in order to confront
the U.S. (the "Great Satan") and Israel (the "Lesser Satan"). Iran and
Hezbollah then provided training to members of al Qaeda in, among
other things, the use of explosives to destroy large buildings. The
Iran-Hezbollah-al Qaeda alliance led to terror strikes against the
U.S. at Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia (1996), the simultaneous U.S.
embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania (1998), and the USS Cole
(2000). Shortly after the Cole attack, Iran was facilitating the
international travel of the 9/11 hijackers.
"It was a wonderful day. A great day where the truth was finally
revealed in a court of law with strong, strong evidence. The judge
allowed us to put on and present all the evidence that we had filed
directly or under seal and he accepted it and made a ruling in our
favor," said Dennis Pantazis, one of the Havlish attorneys. "Now we go
on to prove damages for each one of the family members," he added.
The case is Fiona Havlish, et al v. Usama Bin Laden, et al, 03-CV-9848
(GBD), and is part of the consolidated proceeding In Re Terrorist
Attacks on September 11, 2001, Civil Action No. 03 MDL 1570 (GBD).
For full story information, background documents, and links to
broadcast quality footage, including soundbites from Havlish attorneys
and plaintiffs, please visit the case website at www.Iran911case.com .
SOURCE Mellon Webster & Shelly