FINALLY! Rudi Dekkers Behind Bars for Drug Trafficking
The long run of Rudi Dekkers, 56, the Dutch national who first passed out bunks to Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi when they arrived in the United States to enroll at Huffman Aviation in Venice, Florida, ended last week when he was arrested for drug trafficking in Houston.(read the criminal complaint .pdf)
Before relating the details of 'what went down in Houston,' a little 'back story' on Dekkers, who is an historically important figure:
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, it was Rudi Dekkers' running account of the character and personality of Mohamed Atta and the other terrorists which transfixed a nation and the world. He was everywhere on television.
Even though it seemed to many observers that he was making it up as he went along, Dekkers fixed an image of the hijackers that changed remarkably little in the years that followed.
Marwan was the jolly one. Atta was rude. Dekkers' didn't like him, he asserted, ever more emphatically. He just didn't.
"I just had this funny feeling"
On the day after the attack, Dekkers had denied to reporters that he's ever talked to Atta or Al-Shehhi, There were dozens of foreign students at the school. He was a very busy man. But his memory very shortly seemed to improve. Later, the operations manager at the second flight school (in Naples) told me someone she thought was an FBI agent had been coaching him behind the scenes.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The 9/11 coverup continues... ~ B.B.
Military judge allows total blackout of 9/11 plotters' torture testimony
By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 14:43 ESTA military judge presiding over the trials of the accused 9/11 plotters decided last week that any and all testimony relating to their treatment by U.S. personnel shall be censored, according to a ruling released Wednesday.
In a statement sent to reporters, the American Civil Liberties Union made it clear that they are deeply troubled by the judge's ruling.
"The government wanted to ensure that the American public would never hear the defendants' accounts of illegal CIA torture, rendition and detention, and the military judge has gone along with that shameful plan," ACLU attorney Hina Shamsi said in an advisory.
Full story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/12/military-judge-allows-total-blackout-of-911-plotters-torture-testimony/
Sunday, December 9, 2012
CNN recently aired a surveillance video from a hotel in Arlington, Virginia of an explosion at the Pentagon that had originally been confiscated by the FBI. According to CNN it shows a explosion "after the crash," but no airplane.
The video was recently made public in response to a lawsuit. The video which was published on YouTube on November 26, 2012, is of poor quality. It may have been shot from the opposite side of the Pentagon, but that's not clear. Because of the poor quality of the footage this probably won't settle the issue of whether or not a plane struck the Pentagon. This is the first I've seen of the video. I don't know the name of the hotel, its location in regards to the Pentagon, or any details about the lawsuit. Those would be important details to know.