Nov 18, 2006

Et Tu, Jason..?

Reviewed: Peter Lance's 9/11 Masterpiece
by Jason Leopold


"Peter Lance is one of the last in a dying breed. An investigative reporter who is disciplined enough to devote half a decade in pursuit of the truth. A newsman cut from the same cloth as the legendary journalist I.F. "Izzy" Stone. A gumshoe reporter who still pounds the pavement and relies heavily on public documents to present the facts - no matter where they lead or whom they implicate.

In his forthcoming book, Triple Cross, Lance, a bestselling author of two previous insider accounts on the so-called war on terror, the FBI's handling of 9/11, and Islamic terrorists, has crafted yet another masterful narrative, this time turning a critical eye on the FBI and the wide-ranging intelligence failures within the agency that led up to the tragic day that has been seared into our memories for five long years."

52 Comments:

Anonymous t said...

Well, Fitz just because you can't publish it yet- doesn't mean you can't work on your rough draft;-)

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Saturday Everyone:

The evildoers never stop trying to destroy the good and honest crimefighters! Keep the faith Fitz! I'm sure when you write your book...it will be a best seller! :)

1:37 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Hey Patrick,
are you going to arrest our governor or what?
Enough with the suspense already!
--concerned citizen in Illinois

3:18 PM  
Anonymous e said...

Hope some great lawyers take this case

Happy Thanksgiving Every one

Well they will certainly have to pay for health care now




Houston police trampled on striking janitors with horses last night. The janitors make on average $20 a day with no health insurance. The companies responsible? Chevron. And Hines Interest, the city's largest hometown building owner.

These people make on average $5.35 an hour. With no health insurance. That is frakking ridiculous. It is wrong. And when these workers protested peacefully, the Houston police department rode into a crowd with horses to intimidate and injure the workers. It worked, as they arrested 44 workers and hurt 4 of them, including an 83 year old janitor.

I don't care if you don't like unions. This is insane. And if you are a politician reading this site, or a 2008 candidate, now's your chance to stand up and issue a strong statement condemning these actions and demanding that Chevron and Hines Interest pay these people responsibly.

4:03 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

I just don't know if I have the will to read this book. I have long believed that the Bush administration paid little heed to
warnings about a possible attack.
I was in New York two days after the attack and will never forget the lost looks, the vigils, the desolate fire department on my daughter's block. Bush blew this
blunder past everyone at the time,
but I know in my heart and mind that it was merely the first of a
unbelievable number of blunders, missteps, incompetence and arrogance that aptly describes this
bunch. I'm just not sure I want to
see it all in black and white.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Et Tu, Brutus...

Fitzie, we will not stab you in the back...

We will wait for the time when you can tell your side of the story...

Fighting evildoers can be a thankless job...But God bless you for doing your best in this imprefect world.

Your Justice Bloggers believe in you always...and we are in it for the long haul...

Jackie...good to see you back...everyone have a great weekend.

4:07 PM  
Anonymous t said...

I mentioned to Jason that not only was Fitz not the lead prosecutor on this case, they left out who was...

Maybe SPB can tell us more when he gets the chance.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Kathleen M. Dickson said...

Hey Fitz, How do you like the Corrupticourts?:
http://ctnv1.ctn.state.ct.us/J/judicial_reform_gov_comm_8-15-06.wmv

"A Reputation Stained
Review Council Punishes Former Chief Justice For Delaying Opinion, A First In Judicial History"
November 18, 2006
By LYNNE TUOHY, Courant Staff Writer
http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-sullivan1118.artnov18,0,6704400.story?coll=hc-big-headlines-breaking

Kathleen

4:50 PM  
Anonymous troll countdown said...

Where is SPB by the way? Hiding from the trolls!


bwahhhhhh.....

He'll come on tonight when he thinks it is safe. But is it really?

4:54 PM  
Anonymous naschkatze said...

I would like to read Lance's book before I form an opinion on its veracity. As I wrote to Peter Lance on the HuffPo, I have a question of whether the decision on Ali Mohamed rested solely with Fitzgerald. He was not the top banana in New York, and to borrow an expression from Lance, I cannot "connect the dots" between Fitzgerald's statement that Mohamed was too dangerous to leave out on the streets with the statement that PF did not pull him in.

4:57 PM  
Blogger cindy said...

nice blog

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no desire to read that book! I think the purpose is to discredit Fitz and I'm not going there!

I believe in Fitz! :D

5:22 PM  
Blogger jason said...

I am sorry!!! I didn't know! Don't hate me. I am still your number one fan!

5:48 PM  
Blogger jason said...

I will never ever question the power of the fitz again.

5:52 PM  
Blogger jan said...

You are a good man, Fitz.

6:02 PM  
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6:31 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Hello everyone,

No, I wasn't scared away from the trolls today. Just a very busy day for me with multitasking things..

Yes, I read Jason's article last night. It is a very good piece by Jason. From some of the mixed reaction about Lance's book among the bloggers, you all have to understand that Lance's book is based on actual court documents, transcripts, and interviews. According to the article, he read through 40,000 pages of trial transcripts from al-Qaeda cases in the Southern District of New York. He used his close connections in the Manhattan District Attorney's office to help him track down additional information. Lance casts Fitz as well as the Justice Dept and some CIA officials for making blunders in their investigation and being hoodwinked by Ali Mohamed a former Egyptian army major and al-Qaeda operative and who was to believe to secretly helping bin Laden orchestrate the African Embassy bombings.

Now regarding Fitz as the U.S attorney assistant in NY, he was working on the case of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and 11 others charged in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Rahman was part of an Islamic Group organization to be believed to had links to Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network. But, Fitz was not the lead prosecutor on Rahman’s case.
Its leader was Andrew C. McCarthy. There were 3 prosecutors that worked on that case and brought down Rahman and 9 others involved in the 1993 WTC.

There are always two sides of any story. We got Lance and we will get Fitz’s side in the future. Because Fitz is in the spotlight, it is only expected that his name will spread in the news in a positive way or negative way. We don’t know what Fitz and the other 2 attorneys that worked on that case were dealing with during that time. So, we all want to hear Fitz’s side of the story since they were dealing with a terrorist and a terrorist network of Al-Queda. Hopefully, I look forward to a 9/11 investigation that will put the piece of the truth together of the 9/11 attack and the 1993 WTC attack as that involved the Al Queda network and Bin Laden.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

If we only had a few more Jason Leopold's in the press our country might be a little better off.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

Nice summation, Biloxi.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why the et tu?, then???

7:02 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

You are welcome, Pat!

Another $127 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan

The Gerbil is trying to get all her can from the lame duck Congress for Iraq and Pentagon since the party is over for the GOP and the Pentagon is broke..

The Poodle ‘Admits’ Iraq is a Disaster

The Poodle finally admits the disaster in Iraq now that his buddy, The Google-in-chief, lost his GOP base and about to lose power soon.

7:09 PM  
Blogger dream-soldier said...

@ t 10:01 AM
Quote :
Keep us posted if you see any really juicy stuff in the german press about the neocon war crime indictments.

Translating:
In Berlin against the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld charge was submitted. Kronzeugin is the ex-Kommandantin torture prison of the Abu Ghraib. The indictment as well as six appraisals of renowned jurisprudence-learn and testimonies are accessible to the public with the attorneys Hummel.Kaleck on-line.
Because of war crimes human right organizations indicated the former US Secretary of Defense to Donald Rumsfeld at the Federal Prosecutor's Office. The 384 sides comprehensive charge and six expert opinions were conveyed to the general federal attorney Monika Harms, explained the German lawyer of the human rights activists, Wolfgang Kaleck in Berlin. Kaleck represents twelve torture survivors, former passengers of the US prisons Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.


Rumsfeld: War crime on highest level

7:13 PM  
Blogger teak said...

SPB, are Manhattan and Southern District of NY two different offices?

Personally, I think Mr. Fitzgerald trusted on people to do their job as he does his. Since 9/11, we have all learned hard lessons about our government.

It is rather interesting timing with this book and the fact he got a publisher when other authors might have trouble finding publishers about 9/11.

There are not a lot of people trustworthy left in government, Team Fitz are the good ones. When the whole truth comes out, I'm sure we won't be worried about any mistakes by Mr. Fitzgerald.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous e said...

SPB I think there's some double agent hanky panky ...

7:43 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"SPB, are Manhattan and Southern District of NY two different offices?"

Teak:

The U.S. Attorney offices in NY are divided into 4 districts:Eastern, South, North, and Western. Fitz worked in the Southern District which covered Manhattan area. You have to remember that Fitz was a U.S. assistant attorney. He wasn't higher up in authority back then. So, the article is talking about his 1993 case of the WTC bombing. So, we don't what loopholes that Fitz, McCarthy, and others were facing with in the DOJ and the government. So, I am sure that he followed the law to his abilty. But as I said in my previous comment, Fitz's name is being mention in Lance's book because Fitz is now in the spotlight as the Special Prosecutor in the CIA Leak case. He has gotten alot of recognition for his work. What comes with fame and recogination is backlash and criticism from others. And notice that Andrew McCarthy's name is not on the forefront of the Lance's book. It is Fitz's name.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"SPB I think there's some double agent hanky panky ...:

E:

Could be.. Could be.. Who is to say that it is or isn't...

7:49 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Love this song:

Excerpt lyrics:

I hope tomorrow will bring better you better than me..

You should never give up on your hopes and your dreams.

You got to get up, get over, and get it on to be strong...


Hit it Tevin!

8:02 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Thank you very much Dream Soldier, what an interesting find;-)

Yeah Fitz then why Et Tu? Writers can be very sensitive people, you know?

Jason, this is what I was thinking about with the Chertoff connection-I got these cases mixed up:

The weapons smugglers targeted by Diamondback also included those who were smuggling nuclear components to the A Q Khan network. It was this network that was a prime focus of Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings and Associates covert CIA operatives. On January 14, 2005, Dateline's Chris Hansen interviewed ATF agent Dick Stoltz, the supervisor of Diamondback:

“In the summer of 1999, a group of illegal weapons dealers were meeting at a warehouse in Florida, their conversations recorded by federal investigators. One of the men, from Pakistan, was seeking technology for nuclear weapons. Who did he say he was working for?

Dick Stoltz: “Dr. Abdul Khan.”

Chris Hansen: “A.Q. Khan.”

Dick Stoltz: “A.Q. Khan.”

Former federal undercover agent Dick Stoltz was posing as a black market arms dealer.

Hansen: “Did you realize what you had at the time?”

Stoltz: “No. We didn't.”

But now he does -- because A.Q. Khan is considered, by some, to be the most dangerous man in the world. Why? Because Dr. Khan has peddled nuclear weapons technology to some of the countries the United States considers most dangerous, and some accepted his offers.”


(Some claim) Chertoff, in a major conflict-of-interest, abused his authority to cover up the involvement of his client in the Diamondback probe.

Nice song pic, SPB:-)

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB:

Great song! :)

8:06 PM  
Blogger teak said...

http://article.nationalreview.com/
?q=YjE4ODFmMmI3ZmM5ZGE4ZDQxNmY1ODA5Y
TQ3NzkxZWQ=

http://article.nationalreview.com/
?q=YzM4MGUyNWQ5MDQ1YzIwNjA5NGU5YTQ4
OTU1OGE5Mjc=

I remember looking this one up when all this talk came out before about this Ali guy. Andrew McCarthy, now journalist...uh okay. ;-)

8:07 PM  
Anonymous t said...

SPB called this one a long time ago

Padilla Case Raises Questions About Anti-Terror Tactics

But some legal scholars and defense lawyers argue that the government's case is so fundamentally weak, and its legal options so limited, that Padilla could draw a relatively minor prison term or even be acquitted. The trial has already been postponed once, until January, and is almost certain to be delayed again.

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

Hi Fitz and all.

The profit motive in full bloom, with perfect, and curious, release timing. I'll give him that.

And wonder if there was something more driving his deductive apparatus and whether there weren't more dots, that he may have missed, to connect?

Yawn factor: 3/10

8:18 PM  
Blogger teak said...

"The data, which Jenkins says she culled from state records, appear damning. On the day after the attack, the memo claims, city test results from the corner of Centre and Chambers streets and from the corner of Spruce and Gold streets showed asbestos concentration at about twice the level considered safe by the EPA.
The city did not release this information to the public, Jenkins says.

The next day, Sept. 13, city tests were "overloaded" with asbestos in the air ­ so much that the lab could not conclude precise amounts ­ along Church Street.
Again, the information was withheld, the memo claims.

When the city published the test results for the weeks following 9/11 on its Web site in February 2002, there were 17 instances where the data was either understated or left blank, Jenkins asserts in her report."

http://landofpuregold.com/
truth202.htm

Nice way they told the truth about the toxic mix the rescuers were breathing, not! No wonder so many are suffering. Stinking humps.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Project Censored: Media Accountability Conference

For the past 27 years, Project Censored, a program based at Sonoma State University, in Rohnert Park, California, has compiled a list of the top 25 underreported stories from around the country. This year's list, arranged and reviewed by approximately 200 students and faculty, again contains stories that, for whatever reason, were deemed unfit for American eyes by the mainstream media. We disagree.


There is a video from the link of our friend Jason Leopold.. Proud you Jason! Good night! Biloxi out!

8:46 PM  
Anonymous e said...

JB's remember Agent Orange...
Viet Nam..
those soldiers were allowed to cut those metal drums the Dioxin came to camps in. in half and make barbeque grills out of them...

they have yet to do proper research on agent orange..
depleted uranium
black lung
the list will go on and on
our country would rather spend money on wars than
peace and cures..
until that mindset is erasicated
we will refight these issues
of toxins and new illnesses
with each new generation

there is not enough research in auto immune problems..
we'd rather spend the money on death and distruction...
Americans should be outraged.....

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Keep the noise down! You guys sure are a rowdy bunch tonight! LOL

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The profit motive in full bloom, with perfect, and curious, release timing. I'll give him that.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stephen:

Yep, just before Scooter's trial...how convenient! Well, I'm not worried about the trial.. because I know Fitz will prove to be the best Prosecutor!

I'm just a little ticked off about the book!

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales contended Saturday that some critics of the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program were defining freedom in a way that poses a "grave threat" to U.S. security.

10:46 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Bush and Blair can be brought to account, after all
Ms de la Vega says bluntly, "Their statements were remarkably consistent and consistently false." If he assessment of the situation is accurate, then there is no reason why all seven should not be charged with "conspiracy to defraud the United States." But as Whitton points out there is a way out of the loss of confidence in America’s government that such a prosecution for political crime would engender.
---------

Yup, her book it excellent and Gonzo is koo-koo, S-Q that article you cite just proves it G'Night

PS GEF I heard you enjoyed the OH State game, didn't you;-)

12:34 AM  
Blogger A_Loon said...

Nonfiction. What a terrible thing to waste.

1:08 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Thanks for the info SPB
I will defend Fitz any day. I do understand a person who needs to get the spotlight by using someone who has made a name for themselves. The public is more interested in dirt and scandal then truth. It sells more papers. I guess that if someone wants to read a good book of fiction read Harry Potter. I'm getting tired now have a good night all.

2:54 AM  
Blogger SpaceCommand said...

Peter Lance does not appear to have looked deeply enough in his book "Triple Cross."

Granted the factual issues pertain to real things, but other facts published are ignored. Project Censored would not necessarily approve, although Jason Leopold the book reviewer may be more credible.

It seems he does not seem to remember Fitz was working for Michael Chertoff on the mentioned case history.

Another important point is the enigma about Al Qaeda being a database of Mujuhadeen held as friendly by the US, regarding the war against Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Only later do they really put the shoe on the other foot? There are loads of CIA 100 dollar bills floating around Afghanistan.

Is Al Qaeda only another one of a long train of usurpations within the banking-military industrial complex, and fully supported therein as"agents provocateur." Oh war is so profitable, and such a strategy is actually in another mask supported by proponents of a "New Middle East." Hey loads of megabucks and megadeaths simply to change the maps to something else. Has anyone heard of the word “diplomacy?” Maybe actual “Statesmanship,” is beyond current comprehension?

Oh course one cannot forget the infamous P2OG people keep overlooking.

5:52 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen M. Dickson said...

http://actionlyme.org/index.htm

Hey Gonzo- Shove it up your ass.

6:10 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

teak...my daughter worked two blocks from the Twin Towers in 2001. One of the other associates
in her law firm is married to a firefighter from Brooklyn. She was pregnant at the time. Her husband KNEW of the toxic air situation and was vehement about her not going to work. Their building is an old one, with windows that still opened. She took her pregnancy leave early. My
daughter left that firm at the end of November. I will always believe
that it saved her life. Others that continued to work in the area
and at Ground Zero now have life-threatening illnesses due to the toxic fumes that they inhaled.

The Government was derelict in their duty to inform those who continued to work in the area. In fact, they told the exact opposite story....that the air was "safe".
Imagine that?!?

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Maureen said...

Just followed "Spacecommand" s (5:52 AM) little "P2OG" link at the bottom of the post; the fifth search result down is a link to a Counter Punch article dated 11/01/02 by Chris Floyd, "The Pentagon Plan to Provoke Terrorists Attacks."

Eerie. Read it guys (and gals of course), note the references the "Northwoods" plan presented to JFK in 1963. It rang some bells with me. Creepy.

What was I doing in 2002 that I missed all this? Oh yeah, trying to negotiate the MSA with the father of my girlies so we could all have a finer life... No wonder!

Mr. Fitzgerald just keep after the bad guys like you're doing, it's tough being one of the good guys in this world.

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/
world/story/0,,1951765,00.
html?gusrc=rss&feed=12

It must have seemed like a good idea to someone. The man most Americans believe is behind their country's most infamous murder agrees to a virtual confession in a book and TV interview. Surely it would be a ratings and publishing smash.

Not quite so fast. For in reality OJ Simpson has succeeded where millions of angry liberals have always failed: striking a direct blow at the media empire of Rupert Murdoch, and especially its controversial broadcasting arm, headed by Fox television. more

Hopefully, people that think Fox News is the best thing since sliced bread..finally get a clue about Murdoch. And Judith Regan needs her head examined.

7:51 AM  
Anonymous e said...

Top of the mornin'

8:23 AM  
Blogger jason said...

SP Biloxi

My hero!!! (next to fitz)

3:44 PM  
Blogger jason said...

we need more Biloxi's in this world. If we had more of them there would be peace and harmony

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

spacecommand writes:

"It seems he does not seem to remember Fitz was working for Michael Chertoff on the mentioned case history."

--

That he would not mention Fitz's gatekeeper is troubling. If he's fronting for Zionists or some other nefarious entity, he's certainly raised his voice loud enough to get everyone's attention.

Let's face it there's been a calamity caused not only by Bushist overreach and horrible judgement, but the train wreck of a 20th century ideology with 21st century civilization.

http://www.light-to-dark.com/chertoffs_lament.html

The landscape and air have changed. Reality is back. Bush screwed the ideologues. So, beside the possibility Fitz might value the law over Chertoff's wishes, I note the sea change. Chertoff and gang's PNAC/Pentagon/Likud op seems busted.

Yet, Fitz continues...for the People, including unthankful Republicans and assorted miscreants, including the Foxbrained.

http://www.light-to-dark.com/ruperts_brains.html

I reckon January will not be somber and cold, but rather festive and warm, that is, for all non-neoconservatives.

.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

spacecommand writes:

"It seems he does not seem to remember Fitz was working for Michael Chertoff on the mentioned case history."

--

That he would not mention Fitz's gatekeeper is troubling. If he's fronting for Zionists or some other nefarious entity, he's certainly raised his voice loud enough to get everyone's attention.

Let's face it there's been a calamity caused not only by Bushist overreach and horrible judgement, but the train wreck of a 20th century ideology with 21st century civilization.

http://www.light-to-dark.com/chertoffs_lament.html

The landscape and air have changed. Reality is back. Bush screwed the ideologues. So, beside the possibility Fitz might value the law over Chertoff's wishes, I note the sea change. Chertoff and gang's PNAC/Pentagon/Likud op seems busted.

Yet, Fitz continues...for the People, including unthankful Republicans and assorted miscreants, including the Foxbrained.

http://www.light-to-dark.com/ruperts_brains.html

I reckon January will not be somber and cold, but rather festive and warm, that is, for all non-neoconservatives.

.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Thanks Jason!

You are my hero too.

Cheers!

P.S. I went on you blog site: Online Crack. com.. I had to chuckle at the name of you site! LOL! Maybe we should send the GOP corrupted officials there along with their excuses on why they lost 'case they sound like they are on crack.

4:29 PM  

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