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Two Nut Jobs and a Boeing 747
by Kurt Nimmo    Another Day in the Empire
Entered into the database on Monday, March 27th, 2006 @ 20:58:19 MST


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One of the most obvious lies in the show trial of Zacarias Moussaoui came when a court-appointed physician, Dr. Raymond Patterson, declared Moussaoui was not suffering from mental illness. Patterson made the assertion after Moussaoui said he wanted to fire his lawyers and represent himself. Moussaoui’s lawyers “became convinced that their client’s mental condition, already precarious, was deteriorating under the stress of solitary confinement, and that he was becoming increasingly paranoid,” writes Seymour Hersh for the New Yorker. In response to Patterson’s assertion that Moussaoui was sane enough to present his own defense, two “mental-health experts retained by the defense, Dr. Xavier Amador, of Columbia University, and Dr. William Stejskal, of the University of Virginia, argued that Patterson’s conclusions were unfounded and that Moussaoui needed further evaluation.” Judge Brinkema did not agree and ruled from the bench on June 13th, 2002, without hearing testimony, “that the defendant met the legal standard of competency.”

In fact, Zacarias Moussaoui is a stark raving lunatic, given to paranoid outbursts in the courtroom, and he was deemed sane for the simple reason that the government needs a conviction to prop up its ludicrous whitewash commission fairy tale about “al-Qaeda” cave dwellers attacking America on September 11, 2001.

Zacarias Moussaoui “is the only person charged in relation to the events of Sept. 11,” writes Stephanie Mencimer, a Washington Monthly contributing editor. “He was arrested after a flight-school instructor tipped off the FBI that he had asked to learn only how to fly, but not to take off or land. The government is working very hard to persuade people that this is a serious prosecution of a man who was supposed to join 19 other terrorists in hijacking four passenger planes on Sept. 11. They would like the world to believe that Moussaoui is a dangerous threat to national security and a calculating operative of al Qaeda who should be executed. But Moussaoui’s behavior has made that an uphill battle. His filings in federal court led lawyers interviewed by Legal Times to dub him ‘crazy as a loon.’”

For some reason we are expected to believe this loon was capable of crashing a 747 into the White House.

“Zacarias Moussaoui testified that he and would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid planned to hijack a jetliner and fly it into the White House on the day of the Sept. 11 attacks,” reports Bloomberg. “Moussaoui said al-Qaeda leaders asked him in 1999 if he wanted to be a suicide pilot and he declined. He said that later, when he was in al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s compound in Afghanistan, he told bin Laden he had dreamed of making plans to fly a plane into the White House. After that he decided to become a suicide pilot, Moussaoui said.”

If you believe any of this there is a proverbial bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you.

Moussaoui “couldn’t maintain basic aircraft control,” his flight instructor at Airman Flight School in Norman, Oklahoma, Shohaib Nazir Kassam, told the Los Angeles Times. “He was a not a very good student. Just below average.” Average flight students solo after 15 hours of practice with an instructor, but Moussaoui wasn’t up to the task after nearly 60 hours of training. As an example of how out of touch he was with reality, Moussaoui told another flight school “My dream is to fly one of these big birds” and “After all we are in America and everything is possible.” Clarence “Clancy” Prevost, a flight instructor at the Pan Am International Flight Academy in Eagan, Minnesota, told the court there was something “odd” about Moussaoui. “For instance, he asked absurd questions: Could the cabin doors be opened after they were pressurized and the plane was aloft?”

But the paramount absurdity is Moussaoui’s claim he plotted to hijack an airplane with Richard Reid (aka Abdul Raheem or Abu Ibrahim), a certifiable mental case and not the sharpest knife in the drawer now serving three life sentences in the ADX Florence, a Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. Reid of course attempted to blow up his shoes (containing plastic explosive with a triacetone triperoxide detonator) on American Airlines Flight 63 going from Paris’ Charles De Gaulle International Airport to Miami International Airport.

It is said Reid reported directly to alleged nine eleven “mastermind” Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the “al-Qaeda” operative who had no problem obtaining a visa to enter the United States a mere six weeks before nine eleven, even though the CIA and FBI knew Mohammed was involved in Oplan Bojinka, also known as Operation Bojinka, a foiled attempt to assassinate the Pope and crash a plane into the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia and other buildings. It is well known that Mohammed also worked with the ISI, Pakistan’s notorious intelligence agency and partner with the CIA in creating the dire threat we now call “al-Qaeda.”

Reid was a follower of Syed Mubarik Ali Gilani, the Pakistani clerical leader of Tanzeem ul Fuqra or al-Faqra, an “Islamic sect that seeks to purify Islam through violence,” according to the U.S. State Department. Syed Mubarik Ali Gilani’s inner circle was penetrated by Ghulam Mustafa, an ISI operative who worked in the ISI-CIA camps in Afghanistan, according to Syed Saleem Shahzad of the Asia Times. In other words, in classic fashion, al-Faqra became an intelligence asset and Ali Gilani was possibly compromised. Of course, it should come as no surprise Richard Reid was so close to intelligence operations, both through his spiritual leader and his “al-Qaeda” handler.

Simply put, both Zacarias Moussaoui and Richard Reid are patsies, two doltish fall guys provided to put a sinister (if pathetic) face on the beast our government and corporate media call “al-Qaeda.” It was never intended that Moussaoui see the cockpit of a commercial airliner and if indeed “al-Qaeda” had wanted to blow up American Airlines Flight 63 over the Atlantic Ocean, they would not have selected a bumbling petty criminal such as Richard Reid to accomplish the task.