The following summaries are taken from “The Big Bamboozle” by Captain Philip Marshall.
THE FIRST BLOOD SHED ON 9/11 WAS THAT OF AIRLINE PILOTS, WHO HAD TRUSTED THAT GOVERNMENT INTELLIGENCE WOULD AT THE VERY LEAST KEEP US INFORMED OF MAJOR SECURITY THREATS. FOUR UNITED PILOTS WERE MURDERED WITH KNIVES ACROSS THEIR THROATS AND LAY DYING AS THEIR PLANES WERE CRASHED AND THEIR PASSENGERS KILLED IN AN ATTACK BLAMED ON FOREIGN TERRORISTS. LETS NOT FORGET THEM
In the Chapter JET AMERICA, Marshall writes…
In 1983, I was hired by a Learjet charter company based at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans. Although we were a legitimate charter operation, rumors were that we were really a front and money laundry for a major group of political players involved in a series of questionable special activities (facilitated by one Barry Alderman Seal). — For months I flew in a bubble of strange activity. I knew that landing in the middle of the night at all kinds of remote airports with nary a visit nor a word from any form of local law enforcement meant that this special activity had a special green light. — Two years later, after I began my airline career, all of the newspapers reported that Barry Seal had been gunned down in a mobster type hit. Then one day I just happened to see a Congressional hearing on television. The man who had run our operation was testifying before Congress — I could hardly believe my eyes or ears. Was this possible? Here was Mr. John Cathey as I had never seen him, wearing a United States Marines uniform and speaking with high-flown patriotism; of taking orders directly from President Reagan. I knew he was lying and sure enough, he was ultimately convicted of lying to Congress. His new name was mysterious. Everyone was referring to John Cathey as someone else – as Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North. — Through congressional records and published first hand accounts, it became evident that this group behind the Contra operation was run out of Vice President George Bush’s office in 1984. Just four years later, this same group, Bush and the Intelligence Community (**) had control of the United States Executive Branch.
In the chapter TWO FOR ONE SCANDALS, Marshall wrote…
The former CIA director and his personal attorney, James Baker III, who had slipped in as Reagan’s Chief of Staff, ran both IRAN & CONTRA operations. These two fellas immediately began setting up a secret government from the day they rode Reagan’s coattails into Washington in early 1981 and America has never been the same.
Bush ran a quasi government in Reagan’s basement at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with a dozen staff members, led by Oliver North and his assistant Fawn Hall. – In the case of IRAN-CONTRA, Bush and Baker sent the media on a wild goose chase with questions about how much President Reagan knew. The answer is that he didn’t know enough about who was leading him around. They used Reagan as a decoy. — Now, in 2012, we see that Bush Senior (**) and Baker (**) were the men behind the curtain, laying the foundation of our present day Intelligence Community (**). A further observation is that Bush Junior and Dick Cheney drained our treasury over a span of eight years and left their successors with a financial disaster. Twelve trillion dollars plus the normal taxpayer contributions were all spent. They left office just about the time the first late notice arrived.
Bush and Baker slipped into the White House basement to build a covert government with CIA, DEA and black ops assets. Today, this operation is called the Intelligence Community. — In the first year of this administration, the revolution began with a most interesting Executive Order that was signed by President Reagan; an order handed to him, along with an ink pen, by James Baker. It basically gave the Intelligence Community(**) the authority to do anything they deemed necessary and the legal right to deny these activities. Reagan signed the Executive Order 12333 in December of 1981. — Bush Junior signed another Executive Order in 2004, EO 13355 which insures that all intelligence goes through one man, the Director of National Intelligence, before it gets to the President. — Today, as a result, the Intelligence Community is basically running the United States Government. This would be called a revolution away from our Constitution. The people who have made these changes are, by Constitutional definition, domestic enemies.
While Nancy and Ronald Reagan were mounting a campaign to “just say no” to drugs in the early 1980s, the Bush covert operation was supplying cocaine in epidemic proportions to America with a pipeline from Columbia using contractors like Barry Seal.
Congressional inquiries found alarming criminal evidence against this surging power in the Intelligence Community (**), but for some odd reason, the media refused to present these issues to the American taxpayer. Special Prosecutor Lawrence Walsh had been collecting evidence on the scandal for six years. It appeared George Bush and his gang were in deep trouble with indictments of six of his lieutenants… But wouldn’t you know, on Christmas Eve of 1992, shortly before leaving office, President George H.W. Bush pardoned all six defendants in the scandal: Elliott Abrams, Duane R. Clarridge, Alan Fiers, Clair George, Robert C. McFarlane and Caspar W. Weinberger. Elliott Abrams had plead guilty to obstructing justice.
In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Abrams as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director on the National Security Council for Near East and North African Affairs. In 2011, Intelligence insider Steve Pieczenik said that Abrams was a Bush Administration operative in the false flag on 9/11, along with Cheney and Rice. John Poindexter had been convicted of multiple felony counts for conspiracy, obstruction of justice, lying to Congress, defrauding the government and the alteration and destruction of evidence; in 2001, President George W. Bush named him his Director of the Information Awareness Office.
In 1996, prize-winning investigative journalist Gary Webb wrote a series for the San Jose Mercury News that linked Oliver North’s project to the CIA and further to the distribution of crack cocaine in the 1980s into Los Angeles, the profits having been funneled to the Contras. Webb found that the influx of Nicaraguan-supplied cocaine had fueled the widespread crack epidemic that swept through urban areas. In 1998, CIA Inspector General Frederick Hitz confirmed much of what Webb had alleged, reporting that Contra-related entities involved in the drug trade had been protected from law enforcement by the Reagan-Bush administration.
On December 11, 2004, Gary Webb died from two gunshot wounds to the head, shots described in media reports as self-inflicted, an unprecedented feat.
Remember that historically Saudi Arabia and Iraq were oil competitors. Four months before 9/11, Dick Cheney delivered the “National Energy Policy” report to President Bush, a report that had been shaped by the work of Cheney’s energy task force, led by James Baker and Enron CEO Kenneth Lay, Bush’s top campaign contributor in the 2000 election. According to the Baker report, Saddam Hussein became a swing oil producer by turning Iraq’s oil taps “on and off” whenever he felt it wasin his interest to do so. During these periods Saudi Arabia stepped up to the plate and provided replacement oil supplies to the market. Hussein, the report says, used his own “export program to manipulate oil markets.”
The report’s implications are clear: “The national energy security of the United States was now in the hands of an open adversary and the Saudis might not make up the difference in the future.”
Iraq’s second largest proven oil reserves in the world had been on the radar of the Saudi Royal Family, the Bush Family, the cabinet members who formed the National Energy Policy Development group and the Project for the New American Century, headed by William Kristol, Richard Perle, Donald Rumsfeld and other’s for years.
At the end of the Gulf War in 1991, the United States decided it was too risky to invade Baghdad or attempt an occupation, even though there were nearly one million coalition troops and contractors on the sand. This decision came over loud objections from Prince Bandar, who would remain upset for 13 years, until his friend’s son, George W. Bush, finally attempted the occupation.
THE BIG BAMBOOZLE
In the Introduction to “The Big Bamboozle,” Marshall establishes one of the key FACTS which reverberate throughout the book, “Apparently, no one at FBI Headquarters was interested in stopping the [9/11] plot.
Also, because of the false impression of 9/11 left in the public mind of Osama bin Laden as the head of the 9/11 conspiracy, the Bush Intelligence Community now effectively remains in control of every armed authority of our federal government and easily overpowers the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches.
The fear tactics employed by the Intelligence Community have derailed efforts to bring Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged “mastermind” of the attack, to trial. They say our Justice Department can’t be trusted to prosecute him and our penal system is too weak to hold him. The United States of America is afraid to hold a trial. So now, too, our system of justice has been defeated. All these defeats have been pinned on one man: Osama bin Laden.
MARSHALL WRITES: Here’s what the chairman of the Congressional Inquiry said about [FBI Director] Mueller in his 2004 book, Intelligence Matters: “The White House was determined to cover up Saudi involvement and had found an eager accomplice in FBI Director Robert Mueller. Mueller (**) was directly involved in the effort to hide the truth.”
THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
MARSHALL WRITES: The brain behind the Intelligence Community is an incredible group of individuals. They have over a hundred years of deep roots into secret societies at Ivy League schools. They have deep roots into Wall Street banks. They were the founders of Central Intelligence. They have people everywhere, in the Justice Department, defense contractors, throughout your Congress. They, for sixteen of the last century’s final twenty years, had the keys to the United States Treasury and the Executive Branch of the United States government. They have the original social network and an unlimited supply of funding. Among a host of powerful networks where taxpayers’ earnings flow lavishly is the State Department. Another is the Department of Defense. Today, this group is a confederacy that has nearly one million people on our payroll and 832,000 employees have Top Secret clearances in over 10,000 offices around the United States. They have control of every armed Federal force. They control the FBI, CIA, DHS, TSA, DEA, the Department of Defense, the Justice Department and the United States Treasury. They have “lost” $15 trillion from the treasury. — They are presently using $3.5 billion of our earnings to build a headquarters for their new secret police, near Washington, for the Department of Homeland Security. DHS (**) plans to link into every county sheriff and city police office, and eventually conduct pat-downs at every train and bus station in our nation. All because of Osama bin Laden.
Imagine you wanted to murder your neighbor Bob and pin it on crazy Fred at the end of the street, who has been threatening for years to do Bob in. When Bob is finally killed, if you play your cards right, who’s going to believe it wasn’t Fred?
The American news media, led by Rupert A. Murdoch’s Fox News, began injecting the 9/11 virus; corrupted information that this was the work of Osama bin Laden and a frightening “network” of terror. — We have been told a thousand times that bin Laden was “behind” the attacks. We were shown videos of him shooting a rifle. We have seen him in a gold robe. We have heard through an Intelligence Community interpretation that he admitted to the attack. We have seen the photos of him walking in the mountains. We have been told that al Qaeda has a press secretary who sends out news releases. Most American taxpayers know this as common knowledge. As fact.
But when we take a closer look, we see an entirely different picture. The Washington Post reported on May 25th, 2010 that a psych-ops group within the Special Activities Division was caught producing fake bin Laden videos. They also traced the al-Qaeda “press releases” to a U.S. intelligence contractor called SITE, an interesting liaison between the White House and Fox News. — SITE, an acronym of Search for International Terrorist Entities, is actually a Pentagon sub-contractor that seems to be al Qaeda’s press department. When we hear that al Qaeda has released a statement, it’s actually coming through SITE. Who knows where they get information. — Americans have not been afforded one piece of evidence that confirmed that bin Laden was ever in the raided house or one piece of evidence that he was killed. There was no trial, no jury, no judge, just a claim that originated deep within the Intelligence Community and reported in a month-long media blitz as fact.
9/11 has been used in recent elections in a subliminal fashion. In the 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010 elections, mysterious reports of Osama bin Laden surfaced in the American media via the Intelligence Community(**) just prior to the elections and completely vanished afterwards.
9/11 was a classic “false flag” attack – probably the bloodiest, most horrendous and most cynical false flag gambit in world history The most celebrated perpetrator of false flag incidents was, no surprise, Adolf Hitler, as when he ordered the burning of Germany’s parliament building, the Reichstag, in 1933 and blamed it on the communist in order to dramatically enhance his power.
Dick Cheney lied repeatedly about his actions during the military response to the attack. He led the charge to war using the attack to frighten and hotwiring Iraq to the attack. He threatened the head of a federal investigation. He provided critical disinformation to the media about bin Laden, Saddam and Weapons of Mass Destruction. He warned us about Anthrax and a possible “mushroom cloud” that needed an immediate military response. He jumped to conclusions and rushed us into war. He ordered torture and humiliation of suspects. He stonewalled any investigations into the military failures that allowed 9/11 to succeed. He led the charge to open Guantanamo and the opposition to close it; and to bring the prisoners to justice. He warned that it was too expensive to hold a trial in the U.S. and claimed that America was too vulnerable to imprison any “terrorist” convicts.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES (DEBUNKING bin LADEN)
Quoting from passages in the Washington Post series Secret America, we find that the Special Activities Division is a division of the United States Central Intelligence Agency’s National Clandestine Service responsible for covert operations, black operations and other “Special Activities,” including covert political action and paramilitary special operation. Within Special Activities there are two separate groups: one for paramilitary operations and another for political action. The Political Action group is responsible for covert activities related to political influence, and psychological and economic warfare. The division is supervised by the U.S. Secretary of State.
The political action group within Special Activities conducts deniable psychological operations know as Black Propaganda – which includes leaflets, newspapers, magazines, books, radio, and television, all of which are geared to convey the U.S. message appropriate to the region. In the U.S., the most obvious propaganda tool is the News Corporation’s Fox News and its perpetual circle of disinformation.
If you’d like to see an Intelligence agent working today, turn on your TV and know that the Justice and Foreign Affairs correspondents on all major networks, like Andrea Mitchell (married to Alan Greenspan) and Pete Williams are getting all their “intelligence” from the same exact source: unnamed officials of intelligence (**) or state (**) that just happen to show up covertly with unverifiable reports. I’m not saying these reporters are spies, but they are reading a script prepared at some point by intelligence officials (**) working out of the George Bush Center of Intelligence (**).
PATRIOT GAMES (FALSE FLAG)
In the week of May 3, 2011, Steve Pieczenik, a former official at the U.S. State Department had some astonishing news to share with Americans. In an interview conducted by a radio host in San Antonio, Texas (Alex Jones?), Pieczenik asserted that bin Laden died in 2001 and that the 9/11 attack was something called a false flag, an act of war carried out to appear that someone else had done it. — For those keeping score, there have been two official federal investigations into the September 11th attack and three out of four of the co-chairmen have written and published books to tell us that something is seriously wrong with the Bush Administration’s version of events. — Recruited by Lawrence Eagleburger as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Management, Pieczenik went on to develop the basic tenets for psychological warfare, counter terrorism, strategy and tactics for transcultural negotiations for the U.S. State Department, military and intelligence communities and other agencies for the U.S. government, while also developing foundational strategies for hostage rescue that were later employed around the world. Pieczenik also served as a senior policy planner under secretaries of state Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance, George Schultz and James Baker and worked on George W. Bush’s election campaign against Al Gore. His record underscores the fact that he is one of the most deeply connected men in intelligence circles over the past three decades.
Pieczenik said Osama Bin Laden died in 2001, “Not because Special Forces hid killed him, but because as a physician, I had known that the CIA physicians had treated him and it was on the intelligence roster that he had marfan syndrome.” Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder of connective tissue, which strengthens the body’s structures including the skeletal system, cardiovascular system, eyes and skin.
“This is orchestrated, I mean when you have people sitting around and watching a sitcom, basically the operations center of the White House, and you have a president coming out almost zombie-like telling you they just killed Osama Bin Laden,” said Pieczenik, calling the episode,” the greatest falsehood I’ve ever heard; I mean it was absurd.” — They ran the attacks,” said Pieczenik, naming Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Stephen Hadley, Elliott Abrams and Condoleezza Rice among others as having been directly involved.
Re. the Joint Congressional Inquiry:
Senator Bob Graham of Florida, the co-chairman of the Inquiry, said, “There was a ‘direct line’ between the terrorists and the government of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government had provided logistical and financial support to at least two of the 9/11 hijackers while they lived in Southern California. — One might think a statement of this magnitude would draw significant media attention. It didn’t. For some odd reason, the American media wasn’t interested in the Saudi government being behind the 9/11 attack. — The Bush White House went to great lengths to hide the Saudi execution of the attack. Led by the American Vice President, the Intelligence Community was allowed to tamper with the inquiry’s report before it was released as a declassified document. They redacted 28 pages that dealt with the Saudi involvement and crammed explosive discoveries deep in the report between long, monotonous passages. They would distract the American public with threats of further attacks, a rush to judgment, a push to war, and announce, with great fanfare, that they would form a 9/11 Commission. Meanwhile, the Vice President threatened the Inquiry and it’s staff with jail if any of the information on the Saudis was leaked.
Instead of reporting on the Saudis and their connections to high-ranking members of our Executive Branch, the media repeated, time and time again, exactly what the Intelligence Community told them to sell: that it was Osama bin Laden, a super-terrorist with no Army, no country, living in an Afghan cave, who supposedly defeated All American domestic defenses. — Senator Graham came to believe that new FBI Director, Robert Mueller, had become a “facilitator of ineptitude of the bureau” and was “directly involved in the effort to hide the truth.”
A former FBI lawyer and counter-terrorism analyst who had joined the Joint Investigation staff, was one of its most dogged investigators. Jacobsen had found critical evidence about the Saudi connection to the hijackers buried in the files of the FBI’s San Diego field office and at FBI Headquarters in Washington. The evidence pointed to a mysterious Saudi expatriate who was on the payroll of an aviation contractor to the Saudi government. Plugging in Saudi Intelligence as one of the true architects of the attack, Marshall writes, solves every last mystery in regard to the slick tactical plan and the hijacker’s stunning flying performance. – Jacobsen found that financing for the terrorists living and training had come through several Saudis, much of it in the form of cashier’s checks from the wife of the Saudi Ambassador to Washington, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the close personal friend of the Bush family.
Throughout the book, Marshall refers to various RED FLAGS. A majority of the RED FLAGS concern a continuous interpretation battle between FBI field agents and the “Intelligence Community” side of the FBI, which is a Bush White House asset. Marshall identified certain individuals and groups with a double-star, such as the FBI Headquarters (double star) to associate it as a key player in the Intelligence Community (double star) and the Bush Cheney White House (double star) – operatives who take their orders from the top – not necessarily from the President, but from the George Bush Center of Intelligence.
PAGE 172 of JCI: Omar al-Bayoumi, a Saudi Intelligence agent, went directly from the Saudi Consulate to a meeting with the hijackers. He is identified as an employee of the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority and remained in constant contact with the hijackers throughout their preparation.
PAGE 175 of JCI: An FBI source identified Bayoumi as the person who delivered $400,000 from Saudi Arabia for the Kurdish mosque in San Diego.
The Joint Inquiry’s Chairman said that FBI Director Robert Mueller, appointed by George W. Bush just a week before the attack, was directly involved in hiding the truth. Several times in the report we see FBI used, but again, there is a subtle but distinct difference between FBI Headquarters (double star), which is a Bush White House operation (double star), and FBI field agents, who represent a skilled group of investigators.
PAGE 158 of JCI: An FBI written response to the Joint Inquiry acknowledges questions about the informant’s credibility, but the administration (double star) and the FBI (double star) have objected to the Joint Inquiry’s request to interview the informant and have refused to serve a committee subpoena and notice of deposition on the informant. Marshall Note: The Administration (**) refused to serve a committee subpoena on a man who had numerous meetings with the 9/11 hijackers.
I began checking with contacts who have remained in the government contract world to see if they could provide clues [as to where flight training might have taken place]. Three different sources, all pilots under government contractors, immediately pointed to a famous spook airport used by the government contractor and mercenary outfit Blackwater (**). They relayed that there were frequent flight training missions being conducted in the middle of the night with military and civilian airplanes in top-secret fashion and that this particular airport had nearly one hundred airliners scattered around the field in storage — The Pinal Airpark had a curious history as a training airport for the Intelligence Community (**) dating back to Air America (**), the alleged CIA(**) operation that was allegedly trafficking heroin in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.
On 9/11, two of the hijacked airliners encountered delays that subjected them to fighter jet intercept. Lucky for them that our top “commander” just sat still. While American 77 flew a bee-line for the nation’s capital for thirty eight minutes, George W. Bush, Fox News’ hero, was scratching out a script to read as if he were the press secretary. How can you write what’s happening if you don’t know what’s happening? Incredibly, they ran their reelection campaign on competence to stop terror.
Because of terror and terrorism, America has quietly surrendered our democracy to the Intelligence Community (**). One super-terrorist, Osama bin Laden proved that we need to build our Intelligence Community (**) so that another 9/11 will never happen again. Since 9/11, the Intelligence Community is able to tap directly into the United States Treasury to keep us all safe… But wait a minute! When we take a closer look, there was nothing wrong with our system.
The FBI field agents found the hijackers and their support team. Five separate times. The system was “blinking red.” It worked just fine; it was the heads of the system that failed. These failures then proclaimed, during the next election season, in 2004, that if the opposition were to be elected we would really be screwed, we could expect more terror.
American 77 hit the heart of the American military at 9:38, a full hour after American 11 hit the north tower. F-16s remained on the ground, just seconds away by air. Hani Hanjour might have been more than a half hour late on the tactical plan, but miraculously, in terms of hitting the target, it made no difference. — Across the Potomac, at the Executive Office Building, visitors had been told to evacuate the area. One of these visitors was standing on the street just across from the White House at 9:35. She noticed a big white airplane orbiting in the clear blue over the city and decided to snap a picture with her Pentax camera. — After the picture was developed, we see another piece of weird evidence: This plane was a White House (**) controlled Boeing 747, just circling over the crime scene. And when we dig deeper, and study the testimony of USAF General Larry Arnold at the 9/11 Commission hearings, we find that this plane was monitoring the two remaining hijacked planes before they crashed but made no attempt to alert the fighters at Andrews. Truly, this exposed an interesting set of conspirators.
CHENEYS BOGUS SHOOT DOWN ORDER
Dick Cheney’s stalling was the cause of the delayed reaction of the fighters. Until the hijackers began to experience delays, the military had executed a competent response by scrambling two F-15 eagles from the nearest base to the hijacked flight. But as the attack began to encounter delays, all of this competency vanished. An unidentified target, essentially a very large missile, was bearing straight for the Pentagon at 500 miles per hour on all defense radars for over a half hour at a time when the nation was under a fierce aerial attack and nobody saw it? Then we get an Air Force colonel attempting to cover a most obvious blemish by saying that the plane was below radar coverage. It now becomes obvious that the planners did not plan for American 77 and United 93 to still be flying after 9:10.
And also, out of the blue, here’s a question: Why in the world, in less than 48 hours, would Prince Bandar and the Commander-in-Chief(**) be smoking cigars together on the White House balcony while the Pentagon was still smoldering across the Potomac?
LEAVING LAS VEGAS
Prince Turki al Faisal, Saudi Intelligence Minister, was somewhere in the United States prior to and on September 11, 2001. Tucked in the back of the commission’s report (and later removed) was an account of three separate chartered airliners carrying about 100 Arab men (mostly Saudis) from Las Vegas on midnight transatlantic flights beginning on September 19th. — The Prince’s entourage in the United States during the summer of 2001entailed a perfect opportunity to get the needed Saudi Boeing flight instructors into the country, and out after the attacks without anyone interviewing them. The chartered departures from Las Vegas were a four-engine DC-8 for Geneva on September 19, 2001 with 69 passengers, including 46 Saudis; a Boeing 727 for England with 18 Saudis on September 20; and on September 23, a jumbo Lockheed L-1011 for Paris. Only 34 passengers were listed on that plane, which has a capacity of nearly 400. On that fight was Prince Turki. — Prince Bandar said on “Meet the Press” in September 2001 that the FBI (**) cleared the flights. Again and again we see a broad term used to explain major discrepancies. When a Saudi prince announces that the FBI cleared the flights, all questions are magically answered. – Prince Turki and Prince Bandar have more connections to Arabic-speaking Boeing flight instructors than anyone else in the world.
One night, as we were cruising the Lear, [Barry] Seal told me a lot about a “special” operation comprised of longtime gangsters and Intelligence Community(**) operatives that were involved in political assassinations and other Top Secret activities. He showed me a photograph of this team taken in Mexico City and said that the picture was his “get out of jail free card.”
The picture, taken on January 22nd, 1963 at the “La Reforma” nightclub, ten months before John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, is of what some independent investigators believe was the assassination team, nicknamed Operation 40.
The picture shows nine men – mobsters, drug smugglers, and assassins. In their midst is another man, a Yale graduate, member of Book and Snake, one of those wonderful Yale secret societies linked to nearly all of our 9/11 and Iran-Contra heads. He was a Psi Upsilon frat brother of Poppy Bush’s blood brother who was an executive at the Riggs Bank when Prince Bandar’s money flowed to the 9/11 hijackers. In his junior year at Yale, he was recruited through Book and Snake into Central Intelligence. And, just as the photo suggests, he would become a top operative in Special Activities during and after the Cuban revolution. His name is Porter Johnson Goss.
Goss served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 until he took over as head of the CIA in September, 2004. He took over as chair of the House Intelligence Committee in 1997 and was co-chair of the congressional Joint Inquiry. Is this how KSM was identified in the Inquiry’s report as the 9/11 mastermind without a shred of verifiable evidence? Goss was named by President George W. Bush to be the first Director of National Intelligence. This appointment came after Goss co-sponsored the USA Patriot Act, extending the reach of the Intelligence Community into the privacy of all American Citizens.