Thursday, June 08, 2006

FBI: Bin Laden not wanted for 9-11?

The FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorists" web page does not state that Bin Laden is wanted for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

It states: "Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world."

When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on the FBI's web page, Rex Tomb of the FBI's public affairs unit is reported to have said, "The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden's Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11."

Bin Laden, in a September 28, 2001 interview with the Pakistani newspaper Ummat, is reported to have said: "I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States."

On September 23, 2001 the BBC reported that four of the hijack "suspects"—Waleed Al Shehri, Abdulaziz Al Omari, Saeed Alghamdi, and possibly Khalid Al Midhar—were alive, and that FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged "that the identity of several of the suicide hijackers is in doubt."

The evidence promised by Secretary of State Colin Powell in September 2001 has yet to be made available to the public.

1 comment:

911sig said...

More on this at http://www.twf.org/News/Y2006/0608-BinLaden.html