Note - The following email was forwarded to us by a person
related to the person whose name we have wittheld for his/her protection.
Following this email exchange of September 20-21, 2001 is an official airline
industry worldwide terrorist warning of June 23, 2001 which ALSO mentions
'Project Bojinka'... - Jeff Rense
Date: Friday, September 21, 2001 3:09 AM
Subject: Fw: Project Bojinka
For those who don't know, this was sent to me by a cousin in Connecticut.
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 10:35 PM
Subject: Project Bojinka
Friends, I would like to take this occasion to share with you e-mail correspondence
from my friend, Ambassador Asher Naim of Israel.
Here is what he wrote:
Dear (name wittheld),
Last week I received Steven Emerson and Daniel Pipes article from The Wall
Street Journal of May 31. I sent it to some friends including a dear Philippine
friend Ambassador Ramon Pedrosa who in turn sent me this very interesting
information from the Philippines on Project Bojinca, and I wish to call
your attention to it just in case it is not known to you.
From: From: (name withheld and protected)
Subject: Project Bojinka
To my Classmates:
Sometime in January 1995, when Philippine Police authorities captured Ramsey
Youssef in Manila, I was asked, because of my affiliation with the NBI,
to help decode and decipher the hard drives of the computers found in Youssef's
possession. This is where we found most of the evidence of the projects
that were being funded by Osama Bin Laden in the Philippines.
The first plan was to assassinate Pope John Paul II who was then scheduled
to visit the Philippines. The second was Project Bojinka, which called
for the hijacking of US bound commercial airliners from the Philippines,
Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Honking(sic -ed) and Singapore, and then crash
them into key structures in the United States. The World Trade Center,
the White House, the Pentagon, the Transamerica Tower, and the Sears Tower
were among prominent structures that had been identified in the plans that
we had decoded.
A dry-run was even conducted on a Tokyo bound Philippine Airlines flight,
which fortunately was aborted by our security personnel.
It was also from these computers that we found the plans for the first
bombing of the World Trade Center in February 1993. This evidence was eventually
used to convict Ramsey Youssef, Abdul Hakim Murad and Wali Khan for the
Obviously, the original Project Bojinka was modified to give it more significant
impact on the USA. By hijacking planes that originated from within the
United States instead of Asia, they made sure that AMERICANS would be killed
in the hijacking instead of Asians, which obviously would elicit a stronger
reaction from the Americans. And transcontinental flights (East Coast to
West Coast) would have more fuel for most of the targets which were on
the East Coast. Abdul Hakim Murad admitted that they had been taking flying
lessons in the Philippines for Project Bojinka. Obviously, after they were
caught and convicted, a new set of terrorists were trained in the United
States (Venice, Florida) for the modified Bojinka.
The Philippines has been having a lot of problems lately because Osama
Bin Laden has been funding the activities of the Abu Sayyaf through his
brother-in-law, Khalifa Janjalani. The success of these recent terrorist
acts in the United States will embolden Commander Robot and Commander Sabaya,
both of the Abu Sayyaf, to wreak more havoc in our part of the world.
What is strange is that the United States agencies that took possession
of the evidence that we gathered, obviously, did not take Project Bojinka
seriously. I would have thought that intelligence operatives would have
analyzed all the evidence and worked out various scenarios that could have
included the modified Bojinka plan. If they had done so, the US would have
been prepared for this attack.
Let us thank God that many of our friends were spared from the horrors
of the other day. I have been stuck in Minneapolis for the last two days
after attending the reunion of the East Coast Eagles in Washington, DC.
I am irritated that I am unable to travel but I am gratified that I am
still alive enough to be irritated! ___
More On 'Project Bojinka'
Airline Industry Warning Of June 23, 2001
AIRJET AIRLINE WORLD NEWS -- AJN 23JUN2001 23:00 UTC
Airline News Wire: http://AirlineBiz.com/wire
*** U.S. Airlines may be a terror risk over next 3 days
WASHINGTON - 23JUN2001 (AirlineBiz.Com) - With U.S. Gulf forces already
on high alert, the U.S. State Department is expected to issue a travel
advisory shortly warning Americans traveling overseas to be on their guard.
Videotapes allegedly show Osama bin Laden threatening to attack U.S. interests
in the region. Indictments against 13 Saudi nationals and one Lebanese,
charging them with killing 19 US servicemen at a military base in Saudi
Arabia in 1996 appears to be the catalyst.
With the announcement of the indictments, U.S. Attorney General Ashcroft
noted how terrorists are targeting the United States. "Americans are
a high-priority target for terrorists," he said.
In recent years, U.S. citizens have found themselves the target of several
attacks by the terror network of Osama bin Laden. One such attack involved
a plot to destroy 12 U.S. airliners in Asia.
A jury found Ramzi Ahmed Yousef the alleged mastermind of the scheme, and
two other defendants, guilty on all counts. Yousef is also the alleged
mastermind of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and is also linked
to schemes to assassinate President Clinton and the Pope.
Just prior to the attack of the Saudi military base, officials uncovered
the plot to blow up 12 U.S. airliners on January 6, 1995 when a fire broke
out in a Manila apartment.
During the trial a Secret Service agent testified that Yousef boasted during
his extradition flight to New York that he would have blown up several
jumbo jets within a few weeks if his plan had not been discovered. The
government said the defendants even devised a name for their airline terror
plot named, "Project Bojinka."
Tapes played in court showed the defendants talking about how much they
enjoyed killing Americans. In a test run, a bomb was placed on a Philippine
Air Lines 747 flight to Tokyo. It exploded, killing a Japanese passenger.
The Arabic satellite television channel MBC has reported, "the next
two weeks will witness a big surprise."
A reporter of MBC said, "A severe blow is expected against U.S. and
Israeli interests worldwide." MBC said the reporter met with Osama
bin Laden two days ago in Afghanistan.
"There is a major state of mobilization among the Osama bin Laden
forces. It seems that there is a race of who will strike first. Will it
be the United States or Osama bin Laden?" the correspondent said.
June 25 is the fifth anniversary of the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers
bombing which killed 19 U.S. servicemen. Bob Monetti, President of the
Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 said, "I hope the airlines are watching
this situation closely."
Mr. Monetti, who lost his son Rick on Pan Am 103 is also a special advisor
to the FAA on security related matters. Monetti is hopeful about the progress
that has been made since the bombing of Pan Am 103.
However, Monetti expressed serious concern about the abilities of the airlines
to stop a terrorist organization from carrying out their plans as promised.
Monetti noted that Osama bin Laden has had several terrorist targets over
the years and not all of them have been military.
"The airlines are at risk -- They need to take all appropriate measures
and counter-measures to ensure the safety of their passengers," Monetti
Airline News Wire: http://AirlineBiz.com/wire http://www.hcfhawaii.com/news/terror_risk.htm