In several of the latest emails to emerge from Wikileaks’ Global Intelligence Files release, Stratfor CEO George Friedman and Vice President of Intelligence Fred Burton speculate on the fate of Osama bin Laden’s corpse, with Burton suggesting that a sea burial wasn’t likely ["I don't see the FBI nor DOJ letting that happen"] and then later confidently stating that the body was being transferred to Dover, Delaware and then on to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda, Maryland. [Email 1097638 | Email 1102718]
In another email 10 hours later, Burton indicates that the body was in fact buried at sea:
One of the first juicy bits to trickle out of Wikileaks release of 5 million Stratfor emails is the comment from Fred Burton, Stratfor’s Vice President of Intelligence, that the Imam of the controversial so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” is an “FBI operational asset.” Burton, who was formerly a special agent with the US State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service and the Deputy Chief of their counterterrorism division, made the comment on an email chain regarding a New York Observer article, Untangling the Bizarre CIA Links to the Ground Zero Mosque. The controversy surrounding the “Ground Zero mosque” overwhelmingly dominated the news and discussion surrounding the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
The unredacted Guantanamo files show clearly that the trail to Abbottabad was known to the US intelligence services at least since 2005. The US President announced the killing of Osama bin Laden just as Wikileaks completed its publication of the Guantanamo files. Was it coincidence? If not, what was the connection?
An al Qaeda “assassin” accused of bombing Christian churches and a luxury hotel in Pakistan was working for British intelligence at the same time, according to leaked files. The claim about Adil Hadi al Jazairi Bin Hamlili is made in secret reports on detainees at the US military’s Guantanamo Bay prison camp obtained by the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.
On Sunday April 24, 2011 WikiLeaks began publishing 779 secret files from the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The details for every detainee will be released daily over the coming month.
A senior FBI official yesterday moved to quash rumors that the publication of a secret State Department cable by Wikileaks points towards a so-called “fifth 9/11 hijack team.” The cable, sent February 11, 2010, by the US Embassy in Doha to the National Counterterrorism Center in Virginia, recommended adding a Qatari citizen to the air-travel watch list because he was one of four individuals “currently under investigation by the FBI for his possible involvement in the 11 September 2001 attacks. He is suspected of aiding people who entered the U.S. before the attacks to conduct surveillance of possible targets and providing other support to the hijackers.” The cable, the FBI official said, was not accurate. “They’re not sought by us and they’re not 9/11 plotters,” the FBI official said, speaking anonymously so he could speak candidly.
Under the headline “Al Qaeda On Brink of Using Nuclear Bomb” The Vancouver Sun reports:
Al Qaeda is on the verge of producing radioactive weapons after sourcing nuclear material and recruiting rogue scientists to build “dirty” bombs, according to leaked diplomatic documents. A leading atomic regulator has privately warned that the world stands on the brink of a “nuclear 9/11″. Security briefings suggest that jihadi groups are also close to producing “workable and efficient” biological and chemical weapons that could kill thousands if unleashed in attacks on the West. Thousands of classified American cables obtained by the WikiLeaks website and passed to The Daily Telegraph detail the international struggle to stop the spread of weapons-grade nuclear, chemical and biological material around the globe.
Based on a leaked secret document, The Daily Telegraph reports that the FBI has launched a manhunt for a team of people who they say supported the alleged 9/11 plotters.
Twice within four days, my name has popped up in the Bush-era secret cables uncovered by WikiLeaks. Lucky me. Though nowhere near as earth-shattering as the uncovering of American misdeeds in Iraq and Afghanistan, these classified cables provide a stunning and bizarre peek into the paranoid minds of the Bush White House when it came to the subject of one Michael Francis Moore.
Michael Moore, appearing on Countdown With Keith Olbermann, explained why he’d donated $20,000 of his own money towards Julian Assange’s bail fund. “These secrets that are kept, whether it’s gulf of Tonkin, whether it’s 9/11, how we got into the Iraq war. Those secrets… they kill people. They take lives. That’s why I’m a huge supporter of what WikiLeaks is doing.”