On may 13th, Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton announced that
the 9-11 commission will submit questions to Khalid
Shaikh Mohammed (KSM), the alleged "mastermind"
of the 9-11 attack. According to the New York Times,
the CIA has questioned KSM by such exotic means as strapping
him to a board and then submerging him under water until
he nearly drowns. Assuming such duress has made
him more compliant, what questions should the Commission
put to the KSM?
Since Khalid Shaikh Mohammed has
been identified by the U.S. as the controlling case
officer for both Ramzi Yousef, who helped organize the
attack on the World Trade Center in 1993, and Mohammed
Atta, who helped organize the attack on the World Trade
Center in 2001, he can clarify the issue of who provided
support for the plots. For starters, he should
and under what circumstances, did you recruit Mohammed
did Atta apply for a Czech visa in May 2000 soon after
receiving a U.S. visa?
3) Why did
Atta fly to the Prague International Airport on May
30th, 2000-- one day before the visa arrived--
even though he was limited to the transit lounge?
If he met someone there, who was it? How did he
avoid the Czech surveillance cameras during this meeting?
Why was the trip so time-sensitive that he could not
wait one day until May 31, when his visa, in fact, arrived?
Why did Atta return to Prague on June 2, 2000 before
proceeding on his mission to America?
April 4, 2001, Atta left the Diplomat Inn in Virginia
Beach, Virginia, withdrew $8,000 in cash from his account
at the Suntrust Bank, and then disappeared for one week?
Where did he go? Was his $8,000 withdrawal--
the largest cash withdrawal he made-- authorized
by you? If so, what was its purpose?
6) On April
8th, 2001, a Czech counterintelligence operative identified
Atta in Prague. Was Atta authorized to be in Prague
at this time? If so, what was the purpose of his
trip? What identity did he use to leave and re-enter
the United States? Whom did he meet in Prague
on this trip?
Atta obtain a false passport in Spain Khaled Madani
and Moussa Laouar, as reported by Spanish intelligence?
and under what circumstances, did you recruit 9-11 hijackers
al Midhar and Nawaz al Hamzi? Was their
trip to Malaysia in January 2000 related to their mission?
Iraqi named Ahmad Hikmat Shakir facilitate the trip
Midhar and al Hamzi to Malaysia in January
Did Shakir also meet with Atta's associate Ramzi bin
al-Shibh in Malaysia?
Since Shakir operated under the direction of an employee
of the Iraq embassy in Malaysia, was his assistance
he rendered to the three 9-11 conspirators known to
Iraq officials? If so, why did Iraq provide such
assistance to your agents?
12) Did Iraqi's
Foreign Intelligence chief Farouk Hijazi meet in Afghanistan
in 1998 with top Al-Qaeda leaders, including yourself?
If so, did he offer assistance in providing Al-Qaeda
operatives with Yemen passports and other travel
assistance? If so, what was the quid pro quo al-Qaeda
was to provide Iraq?
From who did you obtain a a fake Saudi passport? Who
provided the back-up legend?
provided the 9-11 hijackers with doctored passports
between January 2000 and July 2001?