Emanuel’s younger brother, Ari Emanuel, is Michael Moore’s agent in
Hollywood. He encouraged this latter to point out the supposed
responsibility of Saudi Arabia in September 11 attacks in his famous
film Fahrenheit 911, the showing of which was ensured by the Democratic
By Wayne Madsen
— WMR has learned from two El Al sources who worked for the Israeli
airline at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport that on 9/11, hours after
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded all civilian domestic
and international incoming and outgoing flights to and from the United
States, a full El Al Boeing 747 took off from JFK bound for Tel Aviv’s
Ben Gurion International Airport.
The two El Al employee sources
are not Israeli nationals but legal immigrants from Ecuador who were
working in the United States for the airline.
The flight departed
JFK at 4:11 pm and its departure was, according to the El Al sources,
authorized by the direct intervention of the U.S. Department of Defense.
U.S. military officials were on the scene at JFK and were personally
involved with the airport and air traffic control authorities to clear
the flight for take-off.
According to the 9/11 Commission report,
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta ordered all civilian flights to
be grounded at 9:45 am on September 11.
The New York Air Traffic
control center’s audio tape of recollections of air traffic controllers
made an hour and a half after the 9/11 attacks were destroyed by an air
traffic control manager who did not face criminal charges for destroying
physical evidence on the worst terrorist attack in American history.
The Transportation Department later claimed the destruction of the tape
was the result of mere “poor judgment.”
The El Al flight took off
two days before commercial flights were permitted to resume on
September 13. Private flights were only permitted to resume on September
14. On September 13, a chartered Lear jet flew three Saudis, including a
member of the Saudi royal family, from Tampa to Lexington, Kentucky. On
September 14, a chartered Northstar Aviation flight flew four Saudis
from Providence, Rhode Island to Paris.
On August 22,
2005, WMR reported: “Four Americans flew with ‘Air
Bin Laden’ flight transporting Bin Laden family members to Saudi Arabia
and Europe nine days after 911. The post-911 domestic flights of Bin
Laden family members out of the United States with the sanction of the
Bush White House were not the only instances where Americans have flown
with the family that spawned “Al Qaeda” leader Osama Bin Laden. WMR has
obtained a passenger list from a September 20, 2001, Aero Services
private charter flight from Le Bourget Airport, north of Paris, to
Geneva, and on to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (King Abdulaziz International
Airport-OEJN). On the list are a number of Bin Ladens, as well as four
Americans, including a Los Angeles Police Department officer named Jason
Blum who flew to Le Bourget from Los Angeles. A previous list provided
to Sen. Frank Lautenberg showed Mr. Blum departing from the Bin Laden
party in Boston. The newly obtained list shows he accompanied the Bin
Ladens to Paris Le Bourget. The other three Americans on the passenger
list are J.P. Buonono, Joseph Allen Wyka and Ricardo V. Pascetta.”
much has been written about the “Bin Laden” and other Saudi flights in
the days after 9/11, the El Al flight on the afternoon of September 11
is the first instance of Israelis departing the United States while
commercial traffic was grounded.
There have also been reports
that the FBI seized FAA records concerning the events of 9/11 from the
New York Air Route Traffic Control Center in Islip, Long Island. The
ARTCC has responsibility for flights out of JFK.
published in the Wayne Madsen Report.
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