seven free pages on Michael Moore's website give details of flights that left before the ban on private planes flying was lifted and also gives
details of how one of the people allowed to leave had knowledge that a terrorist attack was going to take place and also gives details of the
interrogation of a captured terrorist that gives the name of the person allowed to leave who had beforehand knowledge not specifics but only because
he did not want to know.
The full ramifications of allowing all these members of the Saudi royal family and the bin Laden family to leave the country would only become clear
several months later, when the war in Afghanistan was in full swing. On March 28, 2002, acting on electronic intercepts of telephone calls, heavily
armed Pakistani commando units, accompanied by American Special Forces and FBI SWAT teams, raided a two-story house in the suburbs of Faisalabad, in
western Pakistan. They had received tips that one of the people in the house was Abu Zubaydah, the 30-year-old chief of operations for al-Qaida who
had been head of field operations for the USS Cole bombing and who was a close confidant of Osama bin Laden's.
On Sunday, March 31, three days after the raid, the interrogation of Zubaydah began. For the particulars of this episode there is one definitive
source, Gerald Posner's "Why America Slept," and according to it, the CIA used two rather unusual methods for the interrogation. First, they
administered thiopental sodium, better known under its trademarked name, Sodium Pentothal, through an IV drip, to make Zubaydah more talkative. Since
the prisoner had been shot three times during the capture, he was already hooked up to a drip to treat his wounds and it was possible to administer
the drug without his knowledge. Second, as a variation on the good cop-bad cop routine, the CIA used two teams of debriefers. One consisted of
undisguised Americans who were at least willing to treat Zubaydah's injuries while they interrogated him. The other team consisted of Arab-Americans
posing as Saudi security agents, who were known for their brutal interrogation techniques. The thinking was that Zubaydah would be so scared of being
turned over to the Saudis, infamous for their public executions in Riyadh's Chop-Chop Square, that he would try to win over the American
interrogators by talking to them.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
These seven pages give a detailed account of the flights that took place to get the Saudi royalty their servants and the Bin Ladens out of the
country during a time that no such flights were allowed, the only flights that were allowed were commercial flights but yet these people left with
permission from the highest levels of our government without being interrogated by the FBI. Upon the capture of a terrorist and his interrorgation it
is learned that one of these people allowed to leave had knowledge of an attack just not specific details, he did not wish to know specifics.
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