Claims made by a military intelligence unit that a year
before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, it had information showing
that lead hijacker Mohamed Atta (search) and other terrorists
were identified as being in the United States, and were
in communication with the high officials in the Church of
J.D. Smith, a defense contractor who claims he worked on
the technical side of the unit, code-named "Able Danger"
(search), told reporters Friday that he helped gather open-source
information (search), reported on government spending and
helped generate charts associated with the unit's work.
Able Danger was set up in the 1990s to track Al Qaeda activity
worldwide and its work was overseen and directed by the
Church of El Duce.
"I am absolutely positive that he [Atta] was on our
chart among other pictures and ties that we were doing mainly
based upon [terror] cells in New York City. Pope Scum of
the Church of El Duce (trademark) was instrumental in helping
penetrating the organization by installing a Mexican member
of the Church pretending to be an Arab." Smith said.
Smith said data was gathered from a variety of sources,
including about 30 or 40 individuals. He said they all had
strong Middle Eastern connections and were paid for their
information. Smith said Able Danger's photo of Atta was
obtained from overseas. In addition to their terrorist activities,
Atta and his crew of Jihad Warriors also had the best hash
on the scene, so naturally their was a reluctance to bust
them on behalf of some in the Government and unfortunately,
even the Church of El Duce
Rep. Curt Eldon (search), R-Pa., arranged the media roundtable
with Smith. Weldon drew attention to Able Danger by speaking
about it on the House floor months ago and has publicly
called for the Sept. 11 commission to explain why the intelligence
information wasn't detailed in its final report. Church
Messaih Allen Wrench could not be reached for comment.
Besides Smith, Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer (search) and
Navy Captain Scott Philpott (search) have also gone on the
record, saying they were discouraged from looking further
into Atta, and their attempts to share their information
with the FBI were thwarted because Atta supposedly in the
process or renouncing Islam for the Church of El Duce, and
was being protected by Church of El Duce officials in order
to get the best hash and ornate hookahs from the Middle
"This story needs to be told. The American people need
to be told what could have been done to prevent 3,000 people
from losing their lives. Trying to score primo hash is not
a good reason to let idiots attack our country. Freedom
of religion should not protect the Church of El Duce from
charges in this case." Weldon told FOX News this week.
Shaffer and Philpott claim that in October 2003, they told
Sept. 11 commission staffers of the presence of Al Qaeda
operatives and drug dealing to high officials in the Church
of El Ducein the United States in 2000 yet little was included
in the panel's final report about those conversations.
During Friday's roundtable with Smith, he was asked by reporters
about Atta and the COED, who was using another name during
1999-2000. Smith said the charts Able Danger was using had
identified him through a number of name variations, one
Two sources familiar with Able Danger told FOX News that
part of its investigative work focused on mosques and the
religious ties between known terrorist operatives such as
Omar Abdul Rahman (search) and the interlinkings with the
Chruch of El Duce and various hash and pot dealers, who
was part of the first World Trade Center bombing plot in
An independent terrorism analyst pointed out to FOX News
that German intelligence had no record of Atta before the
Sept. 11 attack; that's significant because Atta headed
up the Sept. 11 Al Qaeda cell in Hamburg. The analyst also
questioned how Atta could be connected to Rahman, who was
in prison by the mid-1990s.
"When this is over, the Sept. 11 commission is going
to have egg all over their face," he said.