Below are excerpts from the lists of questions the Family Steering Committee has submitted to the 9/11 Commission.
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President George W. Bush
As Commander-in-Chief on the morning of 9/11, why didn’t you return immediately to Washington, D.C. or the National Military Command Center once you became aware that America was under attack? At specifically what time did you become aware that America was under attack? Who informed you of this fact? .... read more
Please discuss the advice and plans of the Energy Advisory Council specifically
as they relate to pipeline development and gas/oil exploration in Afghanistan,
Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries, and the feasibility of such development
or exploration specifically in those two countries in 2001.
Regarding the meeting of Abdullah Abdullah (close aide to Massoud and now the Afghan Foreign Minister) in July , 2001, with “some top National Security Council (NSC) and State Department officials,” what information about al Qaeda did he convey?...................................................................................................read more
Why didn't the CIA share vital information about the terrorists with the FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Robert Mueller, FBI Director, September 4, 2001-present
Which hijackers have been positively identified by DNA? Is the FBI in possession of DNA samples for all of the hijackers?.......................................................read more
Questions for Director Mueller Regarding the Hijackers
Please explain how the passports of Mohammed Atta and Satam al-Sugam,
both on Flight 11, survived the inferno to be found on the street near
the World Trade Center.
Thomas Pickard and Louis Freeh
Please explain why the July 10, 2001, Phoenix memo got no farther than FBI headquarters. Why wasn’t the Phoenix memo shared with “threat subgroup” of the interagency Counterterrorism Security Group?
From the questions for Louis Freeh:
Why weren’t the flight schools shut down, or the terrorists deported, if the “FBI Knew Terrorists Were Using Flight Schools” for years, as reported in the Washington Post, September 23, 2001.....................................................read more
" On July 5th, Clarke summoned all the domestic security agencies
—the Federal Aviation Administration, the Coast Guard, Customs, the Immigration
and Naturalization Service, and the F.B.I.—and told them to increase their
security in light of an impending attack." ”
Why wasn’t bin Laden brought to the United States for trial when the Sudan offered to extradite him?
Al Gore, former Vice-President of the United States
Please discuss the intelligence and concerns which spurred your contact with Saudi Arabia in 1999 and 2000 to request that the Saudis and the Royal Family stop funding charities that were contributing to the Al Qaeda...[and] describe the steps the Clinton administration had planned to take in order to convince the Saudis to comply with our request to stop the flow of charitable funds to terrorists .............. read more
Federal Aviation Administration
Jane Garvey, Former Director of FAA (follow-up)
Please provide a specific timeline for each of the four aircraft which includes all FAA notifications and responses on the morning of September 11th, and the exact times at which air traffic controllers notified the FAA of a possible hijacking of each aircraft. ...............................................................................................................read more
Was NORAD aware of the four hijacked planes veering off course even before
United States Strategic Command
Did USSTRATCOM at any time track the four hijacked planes?............. read more
Specifically, what information/warnings/alerts did you receive regarding the possibility of hijackings between March 1, 2001 and September 11th, 2001? What precautionary actions were taken as a result? .......................................... read more
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
9/11 hijackers, Mohammed Atta and Marwan Alshehhi both received I-20 "Vocational" visas from Huffman Aviation. The OIG report indicates that the school should not have been allowed to issue this type of visa ... Why did the INS certify Huffman aviation as a full time vocational school?......................................read more
Governor Jeb Bush
1. Why was the Florida National Guard called up in the state of Florida on September 7th, 2001 in order to help handle “civil disturbance” and “acts of terrorism”? ............................................................................................. read more
Within months of the Twin Towers collapse, tons of metal from the
collapsed towers were sold to scrap yards in New Jersey, which then
sold the debris to other recyclers in the United States and overseas.
That metal was evidence which could have helped explain the collapse.
Willie Brown, former Mayor of San Francisco
who received a warning about 10 PM on the evening of September 10...
1. What were the findings and conclusions of the FBI/U.S. Customs
investigation code- named Operation Greenquest.?
Oversight regarding the CIA, FBI, FAA, NORAD, INS:
Questions about Al Qaeda and State Sponsored Terrorism
· State department negotiations with Taliban re: pipeline through Afghanistan
· interaction with the Taliban and/or Bin Laden
· CIA training and arming of terrorists
2) What is the state of the Afghan pipeline now?
· When was the deal to construct it finalized?
· Who was involved?
· How is the pipeline being protected?
· Who profits from the connections as the pipeline passes through each country?
· Who has rights to the pipeline?
3) Why isn't Saudi Arabia on the list of countries sponsoring terrorism?
4) Why are the FBI and CIA seeking to exclude evidence about Saudi involvement with terrorists (See Exclusive: CIA and FBI press Congress to exclude intelligence on the Saudi role with 9/11 terrorists by Linda Robinson and Edward T. Pound: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/usinfo/press/saudi.htm )
5) In what ways might our government's policies toward Saudi Arabia have
· What was the reason for creating the Visa Express?
· Prior to Sept. 11, Visa Express permitted approximately 97 percent of Saudi applicants to obtain visas without face-to-face interviews http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,73485,00.html
7) Why were the Saudi relatives whisked out of America so quickly when
· Who gave permission for them to leave?
8) On September 9th the president had a war plan on his desk to go into
· What was the origin of this plan?
· Why was this plan drawn up even before the September 11th attacks?
9) Intelligence was told in March of 2001 to back off investigating terrorists.
· Who gave the order?
10) Why did Donald Rumsfeld, immediately after the September 11 th attack, say that Saddam Hussein was involved?
11) Does the FBI have proof that it was in fact Al Qaeda that perpetrated 9/11?
· Do they know if the names the hijackers used were their real names?
12) Did Atif Ahmad have a connection to Atta as well as to Moussaoui?
· Is Atif Ahmed a British double agent?
13) What is the truth about the arrest of El Atriss who sold fake IDs to two 9/11 terrorists? There are discrepancies between the NY Times and Washington Post accounts of his arrest and release.
· Atriss is an Egyptian national who committed a crime. Why hasn't he been deported?
14) Who were the terrorist informants working with the FBI?
15) How did and do US energy policies play into Islamic terrorism?
· the Caspian Sea pipeline?
· Dick Cheney's energy task force?
16) How do corporate and big business interests play into foreign policy
· Enron pre 9/11; Halliburton, Bechtel pre and post 9/11?
· what are the names of the companies which are getting contracts in foreign countries and how do they influence our foreign policy?
17) What role did American think tanks, which make policy recommendations to the
18) Regarding sharing of intelligence pre and post 9/11:
· Did U.S. intelligence agencies share information about Al Qaeda with foreign governments?
· Did foreign governments share information with our government about Al Qaeda?
· If so, what information was shared about threats within the U.S. and from which countries did it come?
· Who received this information and what did they do with it?
· What changes have been made in sharing intelligence?
19) Why did President Bush specifically request a briefing on Al Qaeda in August 2001?
20) What is the connection between the Bush family and Bin Laden?
21) Regarding the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), which is a collaboration between the FBI and NYPD, also at times NYS Police, NY/NJ Port Authority PD and the US Secret Service:
· Was the JTTF aware of 20 warnings of an impending terrorist which were mentioned in Joint Intelligence Inquiry testimony?
· What did the JTTF know prior to 9/11 regarding potential terrorist attacks in NYC and specifically, the WTC?
· Was the JTTF informed of any warnings regarding the impending attacks from agencies of foreign governments?
· What was the nature of the warnings?
· What if any security precautions were taken as a result of the warnings?
· What information did the JTTF pass up the chain of command?
22) On the issue of state sponsored terrorism:
· Why did Mahmood Ahmed, Director of Pakistan's secret service, the (ISI) order Saeed Sheikh to wire $100,000 to hijacker Mohamed Atta?
· What was Mahmood Ahmed's relationship with Al Qaeda?
· Where did the money come from?
· Did officials in Pakistan know in advance about the terrorist attack?
· On September 11 th , Mahmood Ahmed had a breakfast meeting in Washington, D.C., with House and Senate Intelligence Committee chairmen, Rep. Porter Goss and Senator Bob Graham. What were they discussing?
23) To combat terrorism
· What sanctions can the U.S. place on individuals of non-terrorist states who aided and abetted terrorists through funding or other means?
· If there is no recourse, will the CIA continue to monitor their activities in the future?
· Will the State Department and other allied countries seek to ban their entry into the U.S. and their nations?
· How long does an individual remain a terrorist threat according to our policies?
· Will those individuals be banned from doing business with the U.S.?
· Since September 11 th , has our government developed specific policies regarding individual sponsors of terrorism?
24) Were individuals with ties to terrorists or states which sponsor terrorism involved in shorting airline and other stocks which were impacted by the terrorist attacks on September 11th?
September 11 Inquiry: Questions to be Answered
1. What are the names of the individuals and the financial institutions who placed "put" orders on
American Airlines and United Airlines for the 3 weeks prior to 9/11? Who has possession
of these monies?
1. A flight attendant on AA#11 notified her supervisor within the first few minutes of the
plane being overtaken. What was the name of this supervisor? What exactly did he do with this
information? Why was NORAD not immediately notified? What are the names of the individuals whose
responsibility centers upon notifying NORAD in situations like this--on the local, regional, and
national levels? Why was the protocol not followed?
Port Authority/WTC/City of New York
1. WTC was not up to "code" with regard to their fireproofing. Whose responsibility was it to ensure
that these buildings were built to "code"? What is the name of the individual who was
responsible to ensure that all buildings were maintained?
1. Why was President Bush not immediately evacuated from the Sarasota school, but rather was
permitted to remain in the building after the second building was hit and this nation was
under attack? Why was protocol not followed? Was President Bush deemed to be in the "zone
of danger"? If so, at exactly, what time was he put in the "zone of danger"?
1. At precisely what time was NORAD notified of each plane being hijacked?
What was their response? What is the name of the individual who determined
from which bases the F-16s should be scrambled from? What are the
names of the pilots of these f-16s?
1. At a point in time when there was a "high level of chatter" why were the NSA warnings
not translated on time? What information was contained in the warnings, specifically?
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