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Who Bombed The World Trade Center? Fbi Bomb Builders Exposed!!

Combined report by Paul DeRienzo, Frank Morales and Chris Flash 
From newspaper _The_Shadow_ Oct. 1994/Jan. 1995 Issue 
Two cassette tape recordings, obtained by SHADOW reporter Paul DiRienzo 
of telephone conversations between FBI informant Emad Salem and his 
Bureau contacts reveal secret U.S. Government complicity in the February 
26, 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City in which six 
people were killed and more than a thousand were injured. 
After careful deliberation, the SHADOW believes the question regarding 
the bombing boils down to the following:  Did the FBI do the bombing, 
utilizing informant Salem as an "agent provocateur" or did it fail to 
prevent an independent Salem and his associates from doing it?  The 
taped conversations obtained by the SHADOW seem to indicate the former: 
FBI Informant Edam Salem: "...we was start already building the bomb 
which is went off in the World Trade Center.  It was built by 
supervising supervision from the Bureau and the DA and we was all 
informed about it and we know that the bomb start to be built.  By who?  
By your confidential informant. What a wonderful great case!" 
Who is Emad Salem?  FBI bomber, Arab double-agent or just greedy? 
Possibly a combination of all three.  Salem is a former Egyptian Army 
officer who is currently the U.S. government's star witness against 
Egyptian cleric Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman, whom the FBI says was the 
ringleader in several bombing plots, including the World Trade Center. 
Shortly after the bombing at the Twin Towers (World Trade Center) the 
U.S. government moved to take Salem into the Witness Protection program. 
According to the FBI, Salem was aware of the plot ostensibly because he 
had infiltrated Sheik Rahman and his associates.  He was recruited as a 
government informant shortly after the 1991 assassination of of right-
wing militant Rabbi Meir Kahane.  As an associate of Rahman, Salem 
traveled in the cleric's inner circle, surreptitiously recording 
conversations, and selling his information to the Bureau.  But unknown 
to his FBI handlers, Salem was also secretly recording his conversations 
with them, most likely to protect himself. 
According to attorney Ron Kuby, after Salem was taken into the Witness 
Protection program on June 24, 1993, he told the feds about the more 
than 1,000 conversations he had recorded sometime between December, 1991 
and June, 1993.  Kuby says that while some of these tapes are not 
significant, others contain substantive dealings with Salem and his FBI 
handlers.  Salem was actually bugging the FBI. 
The World Trade Center bombing, along with subsequent alleged plots to 
bomb prominent targets in New York City, spawned a number of federal 
indictments and trials resulting in the conviction of more than a dozen 
men, all of Arabic descent.  Salem's exposure as a government informant 
who had a year earlier infiltrated the group of men later charged in the 
bombing conspiracy caused many to wonder why he and the FBI failed to 
provide any warning of the pending World Trade Center bombing. 
The answer now appears self-evident.  According to William Kuntsler, 
attorney for Ibrahim El-Gabrowny, one of those accused in the larger 
bombing case, the entire conspiracy was the product of Salem, the 
government informant.  Kuntsler's law partner Ronald Kuby told the 
SHADOW that within hours of the World Trade Center blast, Salem checked 
into a midtown hospital, complaining of a loud ringing in his ears. 
There is a growing belief that some of the four men charged and since 
convicted and jailed for the World Trade Center bombing, Mohammed 
Aboulihma, Mohammed Salameh, Nidal Ayyad and Ahmad Ajaj, may be innocent 
[victims] of a government frame-up. 
Attorneys for those convicted have maintained that the government's case 
is circumstantial at best, with no evidence or motive linking the 
accused with the bombing.  The FBI and federal prosecutors have not as 
yet responded to questions over the lack of warning of the attack on the 
Twin Towers, despite the strategic placement of their informant. 
Two possible scenarios emerge.  One: Salem is a rogue FBI informant who 
created the conspiracy to bomb the World Trade Center for the money his 
information about the plot (minus his role) would bring.  An attorney 
for one of the convicted men told the SHADOW that Salem was an FBI 
informant from November of 1991 to the summer of 1992.  The attorney 
says that the FBI became aware of the World Trade Center bombing plot 
through informant Salem during this period, but they refused to believe 
his information or pay Salem's exhorbitant fees.  In fact, the feds 
claimed that they dropped Salem as an informant during the summer of 
1992 after he refused or failed a lie detector test.  This left Salem 
with a bombing plot but no one to sell it to. 
According to the attorney, Salem let the plot that he hatched go forward 
and the World Trade Center was bombed so that he could get money and 
publicity.  The attorney says that within 48 hours of the bombing, the 
FBI requested Salem to help them solve the case.  Salem quickly pointed 
the fingers at the defendants, all followers of Sheik Rahman. 
So, who did it?  From the above point of view, Salem constructed the 
bomb plot with those whom he subsequently set up.  The U.S. government 
and its FBI were innocent bystanders who failed to prevent the carnage 
due to their unwillingness to take Salem's claims seriously, despite his 
close collaboration with Bureau agents for the better part of a year. 
The other scenario looks like this: Informant Salem organized the bomb 
plot with the "supervision" of the FBI and the District Attorney as part 
of a classic entrapment setup.  He befriended certain individuals, 
possibly some of the defendants, convinced them that his intentions to 
bomb the World Trade Center were sincere, and convinced them to get 
involved.  The bomb goes off.  Greedy Salem, with his ears still 
ringing, sells out his accomplices while attempting to sell more 
information to the Bureau.  In order to protect him and their 
relationship, the FBI sequesters Salem and utilizes him against the real 
target of the FBI, Sheik Rahman. 
In one of the taped conversations between Salem and "Special Agent" John 
Anticev, Salem refers to him and the Bureau's involvement in making the 
bomb that blew up the World Trade Center.  As Salem is pressing for 
money while emphasizing his value as a Bureau asset, the conversation 
moves in and out of references to the bombing and the FBI's knowledge of 
the bomb making: 
FBI: But ah basically nothing has changed.  I'm just telling you for my 
own sake that nothing, that this isn't a salary but you got paid 
regularly for good information.  I mean the expenses were a little bit 
out of the ordinary and it was really questioned.  Don't tell Nancy I 
told you this. (Nancy Floyd is another FBI agent who worked with Salem 
in his informant capacity.  The second tape obtained by the SHADOW is of 
a telephone conversation between Salem and Floyd -Ed.) 
SALEM: Well, I have to tell her of course. 
FBI: Well then, if you have to, you have to. 
SALEM: Yeah, I mean because the lady was being honest and I was being 
honest and everything was submitted with receipts and now it's 
FBI: It's not questionable, it's like a little out of the' ordinary. 
SALEM: Okay.  I don't think it was.  If that what you think guys, fine, 
but I don't think that because we was start already building the bomb 
which is went off in the World Trade Center. It was built by supervising 
supervision from the Bureau and the DA and we was all informed about it 
and we know what the bomb start to be built.  By who?  By your 
confidential informant. What a wonderful great case!  And then he put 
his head in the sand I said "Oh, no, no, that's not true, he is son of a 
bitch." (Deep breath)  Okay.  It's built with a different way in another 
place and that's it. 
FBI: No, don't make any rash decisions.  I'm just trying to be as honest 
with you as I can. 
SALEM: Of course, I appreciate that. 
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