Church of El Duce Implicated in Operation Able Danger Scandal


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 El Duce.

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 East.

"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 being "Atta."

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 1993.
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.

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