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CIA reportedly ordered murder of 9/11 suspect in Hamburg
Mamoun Darkazanli leaving custody in Hamburg in 2005. Photo: DPA

CIA reportedly ordered murder of 9/11 suspect in Hamburg

Published: 04 Jan 2010 15:21 GMT+01:00
Updated: 04 Jan 2010 15:21 GMT+01:00

According to the latest edition of Vanity Fair magazine, the US spy agency wanted to liquidate Mamoun Darkazanli, who is thought to have been a financier for the Islamist terror network Al-Qaida. Intelligence officials in Washington even farmed out the hit to a squad of contract killers, but the deed was never carried out.

“The CIA team supposedly went in ‘dark,’ meaning they did not notify their own station – much less the German government – of their presence,” the magazine wrote in article about Erik Prince, the founder of the notorious security firm Blackwater. “They then followed Darkazanli for weeks and worked through the logistics of how and where they would take him down.”

Vanity Fair reported CIA officials contend the assassination was called off because the killers were not in the position to pull it off, however, a source familiar with the mission said it never happened due to lacking “political will.”

Darkazanli is believed to have had contact with several of the terrorists involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington DC since they lived or studied in the northern German port city.

German officials probed Darkazanli’s terrorist connections for several years, but had to close their investigation in 2006 after they failed to uncover incriminating evidence.

The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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16:16 January 4, 2010 by Frenemy
wooo-hooo!!! I was wondering how long until this would come to light!!!

...F*ck the Church Commission!!!
16:19 January 4, 2010 by pepsionice
A nifty story....too bad it's 99 percent bogus. The CIA doesn't operate hit squads.....nor do they contract out hit squads. Now, if they were hinting about grabbing a guy off the streets to relocate him to a interrogation cell in some unknown country....that might have substance in this story....but they didn't even want to hint the truth.

Might as well gone ahead and hint that alien UFO's were part of the overall plan, and that Elvis himself were in charge of the team.
16:21 January 4, 2010 by Henckel
Consider the source -- Vanity Fair is a liberal rag, always out to discredit the US government. Rather like the New York Times.
16:48 January 4, 2010 by lordwilliams629
Well to bad it wasn't true, we america should hunt down these killers and wipe them out, israel does it. But sadly its not true america don't do it. But what does get me about this article is vanity fair's only doing it to bring credit to the terrorist, then the local puts a normal looking picture of this dirt bag up to make him look like the victim. Hey if you in germany what these people you can have them, after all it's no secret that the 9/11 attack was planned out in a berlin apartment.
17:04 January 4, 2010 by maz1901
time to take one's head out of the sand here folks. they do farm stuff out and it does happen , america , like the rest of the world has its own agenda and not all of it is above board and sqeaky clean. just cos you dont read about it , doesnt mean it doesnt happen. theres a lot of dark corners in this world which if the general public was aware of , they wouldnt sleep well .
17:05 January 4, 2010 by snorge
Vanity Fair???? The local got this story from Vanity Fair Magazine?????? I can't believe they would even publish it. Vanity Fair is considered a magazine for bored housewives in America. It has absolutely no credibility whatsove . Its a "quatsch papier" just like those you find in German grocery stores that your grandma would buy.

C'mon , you guys need to check your sources before you publish crap like this.
18:09 January 4, 2010 by mixxim
should have asked mossad to do it, they would not be criticised and a film would be made about it (like Munich) - but congratulations if it is true.
18:13 January 4, 2010 by Dizz
"German officials probed Darkazanli¦#39;s terrorist connections for several years, but had to close their investigation in 2006 after they failed to uncover incriminating evidence. "

you guys are all so ready to hang, draw and quarter someone against whom nothing could be found, let alone proved.

don't let your seamy, racist, zenophobic underpants show now!
18:15 January 4, 2010 by mixxim
Sorry Dizz but the German officials need retraining...
18:24 January 4, 2010 by Dizz
by the above mentioned mossad or cia or some other gang of goons not answerable to anyone? you crack me up mixxim but you also scare the sh*t out of me.
19:09 January 4, 2010 by Frenemy
re-post--->

@maz1901: yes, precisely...ghost sites!

(I replied incorrectly, sorry)

@mixxim: no, we don't! Need new politicians and oversight committees.
19:57 January 4, 2010 by Fredfeldman
Vanity Fair? Vanity Fair? What is a Vanity Fair? Oh, like the Bild... Then this story must be true. : )
20:59 January 4, 2010 by wenddiver
Be great if the CIA would do these terrorists, but it's against the Law in the US, and they are if nothing else career Buearcrats. No insult intended, they do terribly important work, keeping the rest of us safe.
21:05 January 4, 2010 by Frenemy
---w/ love and kisses....beam-rider ;-) muah!!! xoxox lol
22:48 January 4, 2010 by danamcmahon
i saw someone who resembled that man last year i did not like him either.
00:53 January 5, 2010 by lordwilliams629
For those of you who think this may very well be true and that we americans would be ashamed to admit it, are very wrong. Quite the opposite, most americans only wish this was true and only wish we could get this swine. This pig took part in the murder of over 3,000 inocent people, and you in germany and in the press point the finger at america like we are some kind of blood thirsty killers at the same time you protect a mass killer.
01:19 January 5, 2010 by TigerEye
There is no Al-Qaida. Its another variation of Orwells Emanual Goldstein.

Darkazanli is just another potential memory agent enemy of the people. Germans should understand this especially since their experience with American, English and Bolshevick

propaganda thru the years.

Without Al-Qadia the US would find it more difficult to justify the Homeland Security Act

(near Marshal Law in meaning). He is either a patsy or a potential security problem.

No one should be surprised. Just Google: Fake Al Qaeda
02:33 January 5, 2010 by CPT/USA
Someone correct me if I am wrong but didn't the CIA snag someone off the streets somewhere in Italy? If memory serves me a few individuals were convicted (in absentia). So the CIA certainly has the ability to conduct such a covert mission. My hope is that logic and the sovereignty of a European country would prevent the poiiticians making these considerations from signing off on an assination.

On the other hand hard hitting journalism or a "Deep Throat" connection from Vanity Fair is a bit too ridiculous to even consider.
02:33 January 5, 2010 by wenddiver
@Tigereye- Great if they are figments of our imagination there shouldn't be any problem with us filling them full of holes, being imaginary and all.

I feel better about this already.
03:49 January 5, 2010 by geo1671
Comment: George in Toronto Canada. FYI: 911 self inflicted attacks were NOT done by 19 Arab terrorists. 75% of Americans believe that the USA government is lying. America and certain German factions want the general public to fear Arabs. I suggest germans brush up on basic physic 101 on Gravity forces. # high rise buildings dropped in their foot prints less than 7 seconds each and most concrete turned into dust. Try that with two supposed hi-jacked planes. ...and I thought Germans were bright
04:31 January 5, 2010 by the Large Kahoona
The naivete' of some posters herein is absolutely astounding. The CIA has wiped out people left and right. Their exploits are well documented.

As far as 911 is concerned a child could see through false flag nonsense. People have been so propagandized and brainwashed by the big lights and noise of the big media that they can't critically think for themselves or ask any questions about the impossibility of the whole governmental fairy tale.

But then again it is easy to train on Cessnas, then hijack airliners without any flight time on them and outwit the billion dollar most technologically airforce in the world in the most protected airspace on earth without one shot fired. With hundreds of cameras ringing the pentagon we still haven't see what really hit it that day, clearly. Oh we can't because of 'national security'. How is it a guy like Larry Silverstein takes out a 99 yr lease on the WTC in June 01 then insures the complex for terrorist attacks and collects 4.6 bil. 3 months later, what a slick speculator.

Stop goose stepping in fantasy and wake up to reality. Free your brain dead minds.
04:40 January 5, 2010 by CalBill
The story sounds bogus although I'de be extremely pleased if the C.I.A actually did have these "hit squads". I mean, somebody has to take out the trash.
09:24 January 5, 2010 by freechoice
compare the operations between 911 and those suicides bombers...in terms of coordination, organisation, planning and execution...

can't you see the difference?
09:25 January 5, 2010 by TigerEye
I am a Veteran Military Engineer, very familiar with explosives. My dauther, who was in lower Manhattan attending the New School when the first tower was hit called me on her cell phone to ask me what to do. As she was speaking to me the second plane hit the other tower. I told her to come home immediately. She made it to Brooklyn before they closed down Manhattan. Some of her frightened friends came up with her and arrived at our home. The first thing she asked me was who did this and why. I told her immediately that other friends and I came to the same conclusion that the destruction of Tower 1 and 2 and Building 7 , and the destruction of all of the other Silverstein buildings was an Anglo-American Israeli operation. While I waited for her I watched the collaspe by demolitions over and over again. No tall standing steel buildings, anywhere, have ever failed due to fire. Jet fuel does not burn hot enough to melt steel. I had also visited the twin towers a few years before. I could go on and on about Madrid, London and New York. The Large Kahoona (above post) is right on the money. Critical and analytical reasoning is what leads us to reality and a real honest view of the world as it is. The real enemy is our own Governments of the International Syndicate.
09:34 January 5, 2010 by freechoice
CIA bomber 'was a double agent'

No thanks to the Sins of Man, the world must be going crazy!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8440535.stm
11:44 January 5, 2010 by Dizz
@ Kahoona & TigerEye

You're not the first to ask these questions or raise these points but somehow you never get heard. Fast forward to the present. After it was established that the full body scanners at Schipol would NOT have caught the Christmas Day Bomber, airports around the world are still racing to install them. I wonder if there's a journalist out there who'll actually do some investigative reporting. Who makes these scanners? How many companies? What are the links between them? Who are the shareholders?

A guy called Mark LeVine from Lund University, Sweden wrote an article called "The $30b pair of underpants". In it he says that the cost of beefing up security in the wake of that attempt is going to be in the tens of billions. LeVine's perspective is that this is actually a great success for Al-Qaeda, tying up everybody else's resources in this way. But the questions that come to me are: who will spend the money (easy - taxpayers, the ordinary joe) and more interestingly who is getting all that money? There's you're real motive right there.
12:17 January 5, 2010 by Frenemy
@CalBill: project ZR/RIFLE (has since been revised and updated)
13:05 January 5, 2010 by Fredfeldman
I love the TigerEye posts, we all need a bit of comic distraction when it comes to heavy issues like this. The X-Files meets terrorism is a lovely way to be paranoid.
15:36 January 5, 2010 by lordwilliams629
Tiger eye first let me say this, Al-Qaida is not a name any goverment made up, it's a name this group of killers declared themselfs, this is the name they give as their identity. Now I find it quite interesting that you and your group of scholars make the determination as to who did 9/11 at the very moment it's going down. I won't waste any more typing space addressing such stupidity, but I will say this, your a total malcontent and a degenerate all wrapped in one, that also goes for your 9/11 scholars.
15:47 January 5, 2010 by sirfish
Only a stupid American would think that the CIA or the Americans would not kill people.

God your bloody stupid.
16:07 January 5, 2010 by lordwilliams629
Hey sirfish nobody said the CIA would not kill a person such as this, it's just not the policy of the CIA to do something in this manner, years ago yes maybe, just like british intel would have also done. And as far being stupid, no your the stupid uneducated one. And as I said in one of my prior comments most americans only wish the CIA would have done something in this manner. See this man took part in the murder of over 3000 people, who knows he may even had played a part in the london subway bombings, yet we always have some sleeze bag like you sirfish who back these animals up.
18:41 January 5, 2010 by TigerEye
Lordwilliams629,

You have an obsession with the C.I.A.. I never mentioned them. Once it becomes personal it means you have lost your argument, of which, you do not make clear.

The word Al-Qaida (literally means the toilet) originated as a French Intelligence joke. They had a folder of names of Muslim mercenaries that were paid volunteers organized to fight the Russian occupation of Afganistand and financed primarily by the U.S. during the Reagan administration. They were also used to help break up Yugoslavia so that George Soros: ¦quot;The billionaire trader who became eastern Europe's uncrowned king .... of the Trepca mine complex, where there are vast reserves of gold, silver, etc. Osama bin Ladens father was-is, the head of the Carlyle Corporation International. One of its Board Members is George Bush Sr. Carlyle is a international maga construction company. Osama was one of eighteen children by his Jewish Yemeni mother. Obama died on December 21, 2001 in a Dubai Hospital of Renal failure.

http://www.the7thfire.com/9-11/many_faces_of_osama_bin_laden.htm

or,
19:51 January 5, 2010 by Hibernicus
I agree with Tiger Eye and Dizz; the CIA are well capable of carrying out assassinations, as are all the other goon gangs employed by various governments.

In I974, while going to work in Dublin city centre, I bought a paper and stood across the road outside, beside a car, reading it for a few minutes, the delay could have been fatal; twenty minutes later this car blew up and killed a young girl passing by. Three other car bombs exploded in the city centre at the same time killing 29 more people and injuring hundreds. Another bomb was detonated near the border with Northern Ireland which killed 3 more people.

In recent years it has emerged that the Belfast terror gang who delivered the vehicles to Dublin were supplied with the explosives, detonators and the vehicles by elements of the British Intelligence MI5 based in Northern Ireland. The British Government continues to obstruct any inquiry into this event.

The effect of the terror attack was, as planned by the British, that the Irish Government introduced further legislation and extra police powers encroaching on everyone's civil liberties, just as Bush did with the so-called "Patriot Act" after Sept. 11 2001 and Hitler did after the Reichstag Fire in 1933.

The close connections between the Bush family and the Bin Ladens are well documented. Osama BL was known to be still on the CIA payroll in July 2001. As I suggested here on another post, the physics of the WTC collapse, according to the official Government conspiracy theory, especially building 4

which wasn't hit by anything, defy all known laws and have never been properly investigated. The FAA has still not issued any report on the crashed aircraft which they are required to do by US law. Only the most naive accept "official" statements nowadays as anything other than "spin".
22:22 January 5, 2010 by TigerEye
Hibernicus,

Psycological warfare is the name of the game. The Israelis, Brits and Americans are doing all the terror bombing. I think sucide bombing may be forbiden in Islam. And if, I believe it to be true, than who is doing it. Two British psyops were actually caught doing it in Iraq!

Yours,

A Son of Hibernia and Patrick
23:34 January 5, 2010 by lordwilliams629
Tiger eye, yes sometimes when a person resorts to name calling is does show defeat, but in your case I'm only stating facts, and after seeing your most recent post, only confirms the type of wack job you are. You need help my freind.
00:12 January 6, 2010 by TigerEye
Hibernicus and Lordwilliam629,

Just off the press. Recent news articles.

http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/blog/sullivan/2010/january/05/dublin-explosives-find-bullshit-or-bungle-you-decide

http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/blog/sullivan/2010/january/04/us-complicit-terror-plot-fbi-media-cover-flight-253-assistance-updated
09:16 January 6, 2010 by Frenemy
@Hibernicus: You mean MI6 I think ;-)

Furthermore...I'd call the the WTC "collapse" more like a "controlled demolition" ;-)
12:32 January 6, 2010 by martell
It is a known and proven fact that American governments through their diverse secret services do not care about the laws of foreign countries. It is also a known and proven fact that American governments through their diverse secret services have killed people they declared dangerous, even within their own country. Not to be forgotten the Blauer case, the Olson case and too many more. Get real, American readers.
14:14 January 6, 2010 by Beynch
Excluding during the current Ohabama(or whatever his name is) administration, I have full faith in the CIA and its actions. It would be perfectly justified in executing a 9/11 islamic terrorist regardless of such islamic terrorist's location. The problem with this story though is that it came from Vanity Fair, a notoriously liberal organ, usually hostile to U.S. and western interests.
15:24 January 6, 2010 by lordwilliams629
martell, what this really comes down to is you and some of the others commenting on this topic in fact support what this person did that is the murder of 3,000 innocent people. Yes you are a suppoter of terroism, yes it makes your day that this person and his roving band of killers attacked america who cares if it was innocent people children included. See we can debate politics or the history of the CIA but when you address this in such a manner your in fact backing what this guy did, and you no doubt support future attacks upon innocent americans as long as their americans right, you slime bag.
17:10 January 6, 2010 by jennieerin73
Wow, the kooks are really out in force today! Hi guys! I can almost see the spittle hitting your screens!
18:52 January 6, 2010 by lordwilliams629
I know when you say kooks your excluding me right.
04:35 January 7, 2010 by TigerEye
Lordwilliams629

Your Lordship,

Blaming the messenger is one of the last hovels of self righteousness

or you may not have the slightest clue about the real world (experience).
07:05 January 7, 2010 by wenddiver
God it would be wonderful if the CIA and MI-6, would be unleashed on the enemies of Freedom the way the OSS and OES were turned loose on the haters in WII. How nice it would be to have the truely evil of this world spend a few sleepless nights, because they were being terrorized for a change.

As far as a jet liner not being able to take out a mostly glass and Aluminum commercial building, that's laughable. Japanese flying small outdated, propeller driven airplanes with half the speed, and one fiftieth the Aviation fuel took out heavilly armored Allied Navy cruisers in WWII and other warships.

People fantasizing that this was the work of some Jewish business man really need to be watched as they are mentally ill. I am not joking about this, you need to seek professional help, before doing something that lands you in prison for the rest of your life. If you honestly believe that, despite all the evidence and eyewitnesses and confessions and statements and video releases, you are not living in reality. You could be sufferering from a Venerial disease, a chemical inbalance in your brain, the result of a traumatic concusion or genetically induced mental illness.

Time with a qualified professional may prevent you from ruining the rest of your life. Get help now, before you have problems with Law Enforcement Officials.
15:55 January 7, 2010 by Dizz
hate to say this wenddiver but i think those jap planes weren't actually outdated at the time? ;)

most of the warships more often then not were crippled because the planes would aim at taking out the bridge and the captian. those that sank were the one's where their own onboard munitions went off.

@TigerEye.

Suicide is absolutely forbidden in Islam as it is in many other religions. The concept of martyrdom applied if you died in a defensive fight, say if you were being oppressed and if, pay attention, if you died directly at the hand of an enemy. Murdering innocents or non-combattants is also a no-no and there are plenty of injunctions against it. So suicide leading to martyrdom and 72 virgins blah blah blah is total hogwash in terms of the religion but sadly I do believe there are those manipulative enough to distort this and even sadder, those gullible enough to believe it.

Footnote. Suicide attacks were actually made "popular" by the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. They have the bloodiest and most ruthless record in history, not the arabs or islamists.
16:13 January 7, 2010 by Frenemy
@dizz: you are absolutely correct about the causality of Pearl ships going OOC. (thing is, warships tend to carry a bunch of combustibles, explosives, and nowadays fissionable materials) ;-)

@wenddiver: there is certainly a....group of individuals (task force) that does exactly that. But I'm not going to mention them by name precisely because I don't need that kind of attention by LEOs and I'm not a fan of Kansas (ft. leavenworth)..... ;-)
19:28 January 7, 2010 by Hibernicus
Thanks, Tiger Eye;

Yes, the latest blunder by so-called "law-enforcement" has led to a diplomatic row between Ireland and Slovakia. Apparently, the Slovakian police placed explosives in the suitcase of an unwitting passenger travelling to Dublin from an airport in eastern Slovakia on Friday last, January 1, as a "test" of their own airport security which failed to detect the planted item and the passenger got on the plane and travelled to Dublin. As is normal throughout Europe, there is no security check on arriving passengers except Customs and Immigration but in the case of nationals of EU countries there is no check.

The man returned to his flat in Dublin where he works as an electrician. The Irish authorities were only informed on Tuesday of the possibility of risk by the Slovakians and then the Irish police traced the individual, still unaware of the outrageous abuse imposed on him and his fellow passengers by the delinquent and reckless actions of the Slovakians to a building in the centre of Dublin not far from O'Connell Street. The building, entire street and several side streets had to be evacuated of residents and business people while the Irish Army Bomb Disposal dealt with the explosives. Irish police(Garda) do not handle explosives.

The explosive was identified as RDX, a deadly high explosive which creates a shock wave travelling at 4000 metres per second which
22:43 January 7, 2010 by zeulf
Frenemy I can't believe You would pass up the opportunity to visit Kansas, They might even let You try on those Ruby Slippers You always wanted, The 275 Lb pig could watch
03:34 January 8, 2010 by sc123
@dizz if suicide is so bad in Islam, why do these Islamic idiots blow themselves up in residential area's, killing other muslims
09:29 January 8, 2010 by TigerEye
sct23,

"if suicide is so bad in Islam, why do these Islamic idiots blow themselves up in residential area's, killing other muslims..."

You just answered your own question. It's not logical to you because you don't see the answer right in front of you. It's because they don't blow themselves up!

It's all due to the sorry state of western " ig-nor-ance".

Suicide is forbidden. "O ye who believe!... [do not] kill yourselves, for truly Allah has been to you Most Merciful. If any do that in rancour and injustice, soon shall We cast him into the Fire..." (Qur'an 4:29-30).

... everything you think as being true, from watching television news to reading your local newspaper are all suppliers of "contradictions" and logic, and should be deemed by the public as nothing more than propaganda.

So called "Islam terror" is produced by our own governments and promoted thru the controlled media.

Look how the media has handled the ¦quot;Wall St. Swindle¦quot;. People don¦#39;t have a clue to this

con and it¦#39;s been with us for 97 years.

Our economic collapse was caused by a Wall St. "Ponzi Scheme" that was engineered by the lack of government oversight. Therefore it was done on purpose. Any fool who could see the compound growth of interest and time shares in cyberspace would know that if these financial vehicles were all cashed in by "players" a tremendous amount of money would have to be printed to pay off its investors by printing more "currency" creating hyper inflation of the U.S. dollar. No rocket science here but millions of people have lost tremendous moneys on the gaming tables of Wall St. and to the international Bankers.

Germany knows what ¦quot;hyper inflation¦quot; can do to a nation. Well the ¦quot;International Bankers¦quot; are doing it again.

There should have been hundreds of arrest of Government Officials, Bankers and Brokers

for national covert security crimes.

In 1913, when the Federal Reserve was set up by International Bankers, public enemy No. One, people didn¦#39;t question the legality of this non-governmental agency. When challenged on individual State levels they ruled it as a ¦quot;Privately Owned Bank¦quot; that wasn¦#39;t Federal nor a Reserve. Google States have ruled that the ¦quot;Federal Reserve¦quot; is a privately owned bank. !!!
11:14 January 8, 2010 by Frenemy
@zeulf: "there's no place like home!" lol ;-)
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