“But isn’t all of this Outside job stuff just going to benefit the Neo Cons? GlobalCorp?” someone emailed. “Did the Saudis put the (alleged) Hijackers in Rudy’s flight school? Give them Govt Credit cards? Schedule identical Drills the morning of 911? Tell Cheney to run the stand down? Operate the cover up? I don’t see anything coming from this. Shot over the bow of the kingdom by Economic hitmen…”

My website’s down till later this week. Was hacked in January, so I’m switching hosts. Things happen. I’m not blaming the Illuminati.

I’ll give this a shot. A last shot, hopefully. Otherwise I’m bored with it. Anyone who’s seen as much obvious disinformation being parroted back at them as holy writ by people whose reasoning facility is on a par with that of George W. Bush–if that–probably feels the same.

What I saw in Florida: The Saudis were running it. They were everywhere. Tell me: who’s got more money to pay bribes than Saudis? No one. Who’s taking bribes in America? Everyone. Everyone whose name you already know, and everyone whose name you don’t. It’s a corrupt country. Deal with it. It’s Rome in 200 AD.


Islamic fundamentalist or lieutenant in an Arab drug cartel?

13051523_10154124997557433_2663242999935154464_nIn 1999, there were a handful of Arab flight students in SW Florida. In 2001 there were thousands. At a big AFB base in the Panhandle, a trainer told me, “It used to be Iranians. Now it’s all Saudis.”

Were they there by themselves? Hell no. Did the CIA know? Hell yes. I asked an old hand, in a highly irate tone of voice, how could the CIA not have known blah-di-blah blah. His answer was mild. Why, I’m sure that they did know. He said, “It would have been impossible for them not to.”

Venice and the surrounding region was teeming with spooks. The Sheriff in nearby Charlotte County—where Atta lived for a time, though you won’t find that in the 9/11 Commission Report—told me that, because of the 40-year history of covert activity that he had seen been run through Charlotte County, which he and everyone else in the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Department had been powerless to stop, he believed the CIA was responsible for 9/11.

Was one of the bigger shocks of my life. A Southern cracker Sheriff telling  me he thought the CIA was responsible for 9/11. And hey. Maybe he’s right.  But I couldn’t go there. I might believe that. But I never had proof.

Despite that, I heard a lot, saw a lot, and learned a lot in Florida. For 18 month Venice Florida was the home base of the terrorist hijackers. It was the biggest 9/11 crime scene that wasn’t reduced to rubble. And I uncovered more evidence about the terrorist conspiracy’s activities there than anyone, more than every other reporter in America… combined.

Because there were no reporters or investigators or researchers in Venice. Except me.

I drove 1000 miles in the dead of winter in a 15-year old car with a faulty heater to find and interview Mohamed Atta’s girlfriend. Nobody else knew he’d even had one. Except three tiny local newspapers in SW Florida. I posted the entire interview.

43 lbs. of heroin is known in the trade as “heavy weight”

12993444_10154125001837433_331584548453243824_nI discovered the most important secret that’s come out so far about the 9/11 attack. The owner of the flight school that trained Mohamed Atta had his Learjet busted just three weeks after Atta arrived, carrying 43 lbs. of heroin.

Because of this, in 50 or 1oo years, or maybe a thousand, depending on when the truth finally comes out, someone will be grateful that I did. That makes me feel good. I was, at least, useful.

One of the reasons being put forward to release the 28 pages involves testimony from Z. Moussaoui. In Welcome to TerrorLand there’s testimony from a cabbie who picked up Moussaoui in Venice, where no one else reports that he was. He’s been visiting some of the boys at an apartment in Venice. The cabdriver (there’s only two in Venice) had been to that address a dozen times, taking Arab men to the airport in Orlando.

The cabdriver’s asked to help carry luggage to the cab. He says okay. Its a trunk, and it weighs almost more than two people can carry. That’s all he knew. Later I asked an ex-NSA agent what could weigh that much. He answered without even pausing to think: “Gold.”


Saudis in San Diego…and Florida

13062167_10154125011657433_8978574065590037235_nIn a brief one-week trip to Southern California, I uncovered and exclusively reported evidence—with resources an assistant manager at McDonald’s would sneer at—about the man the Chairman of the Joint Congressional Intelligence Committee investigation into 9/11 called “the “best chance to uncover the Sept. 11 plot before it happened.”

The New York Times said, “Of all the people who had contact with the 19 men, perhaps no one found himself closer than Dr. Shaikh, 65, a gregarious retired educator who has lived for years in this working class suburb of San Diego.”

The paper reported, “Dr. Shaikh was quite proud of his positions of civic responsibility, particularly on a citizens review board at the police department.”

9-11_hijackersHistory Commons says: “Despite much scrutiny after 9/11, little information will emerge on Shaikh’s background or why he came to the FBI’s notice.”

Abdussattar Shaikh was identified in wire reports as “a retired professor of English at San Diego State,” and “Vice President for International Projects at American Commonwealth University.”

I discovered he was nothing of the kind.   Every single detail in his biography was a lie:

He never taught at San Diego State; He has never been a Professor of English… anywhere;  He has a phony PhD purchased from a bogus diploma mill run by people with U.S. military and intelligence connections; The “University” where he was supposed to be “Vice President or International Projects” does not, in fact, exist.

Oh, and Abdussattar Shaikh is not his real name. (His real name is “Abdussattar Chhipa.”)

So when someone sneeringly asks me a question about something or other concerning 9/11 containing the insinuation that he or she (almost always he) has divined the truth with a superior ability to avoid being a sucker that is otherwise nowhere in evidence–with gaps in logic big enough to fly a 767 through without leaving marks– my response is, really, no response.

The Pentagon has a 1600-man battalion that does nothing but psyops. And H.L. Mencken said: “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”

You can see the problem.

Daniel Hopsicker

Daniel Hopsicker is an investigative journalist and the author of two books on transnational crime, Welcome to Terrorland and Barry & the Boys.

25 Responses

  1. notjonathon says:

    Glad to see you back once more, Daniel. Back from the dead twice, once literally, once figuratively.

    To Oh Really: You haven't figured out that Israel and Saudi Arabia are actually allies?

    Hopsicker is mainstream media? Get serious.

  2. Mike says:

    Hmm, me thinks "Oh Really?" doth protest too much.  You know, it's no secret that NSA and CIA are quite active in muddying the waters on comment boards accross the net.  So here we have a glaring example.  It's been patently obvious to me, for qutie some time, that the REAL disinfo and misdirection is found on the "major" conspiratainment sites such as Infowars and David Iche's site.  You people then come here, to a site that barely has any footprint on the internet, to bash a guy who does actual research and investigation in the tradition of actual, real journalism (which will certainly not be found on most conspiracy sites) to accomplish what, exactly?  Most people don't even know of the existence of Hopsicker and his research, yet you want to attack him as some kind of shill for the "real perpetrator's".  If that is what he is, they should fire him, because he's done a far less affective job at misdirecting people than Alex Jones and his ilk.  Nice try though "Oh Really?".

  3. Mike says:

    Shawn, there is a reason it is "so easy" to find all this information.  Certain entites ensure that this information saturates the internet, while Hopsicker's information is basically restricted to this little known web site and his Facebook page.  You know, "follow the money" is a great way to see who is benefitting from disinfo, and it's pretty obvious which folks are making big money off of 9/11 disinfo.  Hopsicker sure ain't one of them.

  4. Mike says:

    What, prey tell, if your "litmus test"?

  5. adam says:

    Thanks for all your good work, Daniel.

  6. Mike says:

    I come off as a sock puppet?  That's rich.  I meerly find Hopsicker's approach to investigation to be quite logical and level headed.  Can you perhaps point me to where he is pushing the official story of 9/11, because I have yet to see that after reading his books and all the articles on his site.  I just find it strange that you are jumping down the guys throat for simply focusing on what he can prove through his own investigations.  I think he IS missing parts of the whole story, but I don't think that the same as intentionally "ignoring" it as you seem to.  I will take a look at your links, but frankly, why should I trust them (or you) any more than Hopsicker?

    I just find it interesting how you put so much effort into discrediting someone who is such an insignificant part of the conspiritainment on the internet.  I don't personally know anyone who knows who Hopsicker even is, but they all have heard of infowars.  Maybe you are right, maybe he is an intelligence front.  Show me the proof, becasue so far I haven't seen anything to lead me to belive that is true.

    As to the Saudi's, how long was the link covered up by the government and media again?  14 years?  I guess that's not significant anymore though, because now they are talking about it?  I'm not sure I understand the logic with that.  Still, it IS interesting that it's being brought out into the open now, and I do wonder exactly why that is.  However, Hopsicker has been talking about it for the whole 14 years, when no one else was (excpept conspiracy sites, who either referred to his work or just "borrowed" it without attribution).

    Though I don't expect you to believe me, I've never met or spoken to Hopsicker in any fashion, and I am definetly not a sock puppet.  I would give you my real name (I'm on Facebook), but I don't know if that would be a good idea, particularlaly if you are what I strongly suspect you are.

  7. Whew. Deleting comments is (almost) hard work. Troofers were/are sponsored disinformation. Why the post here is because no one listens to them anymore. Poor troofers.

  8. notjonathon says:

    Some of you are very strange people. You haven't been reading Mad Cow for all these years. Hopsicker is the person who has long pointed out the connections between Huffman Air and the CIA–it's quite ironic to hear him called a shill for the establishment. However, one thing he does not do is jump to conclusions without checking facts.

  9. dude thanks. but what you apparently haven’t quite snapped to yet is it is precisely BECAUSE “Hopsicker is the person…Huffman Air and the CIA– etc etc that people like this call me “a shill.”

    get it? they’re not who you think they are. 

  10. AX says:

    From the DEA report regarding the Israeli drug trafficking spies:

    Additional surveillance revealed a dark-colored mini van, driven by a white male with dark hair, picking up approximately six females, all carrying similar "portfolios," in a crowded area during downtown Tampa rush hour. The Florida license plate on the van was U71 DLD, a 1991 red Dodge mini-van, registered to Hanane SARFATI, W/M, DOB 06/03/1977, 4220 Sheridan St. #303, Hollywood, FL, and 701 S. 21st Ave., Hollywood, FL


    Can't help but notice that's down the block from a mailbox that Mohammed Atta used, according to the 9/11 Commission, at 3389 Sheridan. The 1818 Jackson St address that Atta lived at was also very close to Hanan Serfaty, another Israeli art student mentioned in the DEA report. What's the deal with Hollywood, FL?


    PS: I'm not one to blame the Jews for everything, and certainly believe that Saudi elites, Europeans, and members of the American intelligence community played the most significant roles.


  11. notjonathon says:

    Yeah, I guess you're right. It's just that their trolling is so crude. You'd expect them to be cleverer.

  12. MSimon says:

    Well, here is my theory. There is an intel faction that is completely disgusred with the way things are being run. Dr. Lonny Shavelson found that 70% of female heroin users were sexually abused in childhood. Abusing those folks further for fun and profit no longer provides the amusement it used to. There is a faction with some remnant of a moral compass remaining. Unusual among those practicing the dark arts. But not unheard of. Ever hear of "gaining the world and losing your soul"?


    Secrets don't last as long as they used to. Something I wrote a little while back –

    The thing that is clear to our overlords is that I have no secrets in the Internet Age. What is not yet clear to them is that neither do they. Any action on the secrets they hold is a reveal. So their knowledge is of limited value or useless. Counterproductive even.

    Of what use is a self destruct button? I’m not a Christian. At all. But the best advice I can give them is, “Go in peace.” If you need to own something try owning yourself. Because that is an infinitely harder job than owning a civilization. And infinitely more worthwhile.

  13. Roger says:

    Hey Daniel! Love your work. You ARE the “original” on this stuff.

    Who has even heard of “Mohammed Atta And The Venice Flying Circus”? Classic stuff. Done on a budget of 20c where not even CBS could afford a business class airfare to Venice, Florida in 2002.

    I note my second favorite, least well known writer on all things “Conspiracy” has died – Dave McGowan. The Center For An Informed America. No conspiracy – he was a heavy smoker and hard drinking acolite – but why did his daughter take the site down to start something…new?

    Dont take your website down Daniel.


    BTW – add a lizard, a space ship and particle beam weapon…hits go up.

  14. Roger says:

    The Israeli’s did it? Oh come on! As if. The Saudi’s did it, after being told too, by…

    Where was Dov Zackheim, Michael Chertoff, Rahm Emmanuel and Benji that day? Where was Col. George Griggs too. Verint? P-Tech, Comverese Infosys and Operation Talpiot.

    I know Bush was with his boyfriend doing lines of cold medicine and has an alibi. He is no longer a suspect.

    What does Dr Steven Piecnezik have to say about all this?

    What would Alex say?

    Its so complicated.

  15. slimjim says:

    so this is way off topic, but its been bothering me for awhile.

    I started college in a central Minnesota town back in 1989, a fresh faced farm boy.  my first day in the dorm, two older dudes show up and ask if they could "switch rooms" for some reason.  my other two roommates said sure.  So my new roomies are a white dude who just got out of the military, used to fly helicopters, that's all he'd say.  the other was a 25 year old guy from Sudan.  He was a certified pilot in Sudan and was in school to get his flight certification for the US, supposedly.  He had pictures of himself in full pilot get up, even said he flew for American Airlines or something.  Lots of pics of him in and around airplanes.  He drove expensive cars and had a white "wife" who only came by to get money a couple times a year.  She drove a mercedes and wore full mink coats.  They fought every time and he cheated on her nightly.  He said he only married her to get citizenship.  He said he owned a couple apartment buildings in the Twin Cities and always had tons of cash.  He also said his father was "Vice President of Sudan."  He used to watch lots of home videos of huge extravagant parties, not of which i could understand of course.  He was a "devout Muslim" in that he had his prayer rug and did he daily prayers religiously.  He also did a lot of cocaine and partied like a rock star.  He had a brother that visited who also did the daily prayer thing.  I never knew him to attend any classes.  He was a very nice guy and we got along well.  The military guy was very offstandish and I never got to know him at all, but the two of them eventually hated each other and fought constantly.

    I always wondered why he stayed in the dorms when he obviously had plenty of dough.

    The second year, he moved out into an apartment and I only saw him occasionally.  He used to call me to come give his "girlfriend of the night" a ride home!

    A couple years later he and his brother died in a plane crash, it made the news very briefly.  His name was Abul-Hameed Abul-Fattah.

    after 9/11 and all the flight school shenanigans began to surface, and a lot of stuff starting coming out about Sudan, later South Sudan, I began to wonder if he wasn't in this country for nefarious purposes.

  16. notjonathon says:


    This has been denied, or so I hear, but is there any truth in it?

  17. Fed Hopsicker will delete this says:

    Hopsciker is a fed, he covers for Israel at every turn on the 9/11 false flag and deletes comments that prove that the Saudis were only paties being framed by the likes of Bob Graham, the CIA and Daniel Hopsicker type feds.

  18. the saudis were ‘paties?’ i get ya. paties holding parties, like, every night, so they never noticed as they were being framed… by “the likes of bob graham?’ why not bob graham himself? was he busy that night?

  19. Larry Shea says:

    The way that the world appears to work is somewhat along these dreary lines. The investors who own the major central banks and the major corporations of the world get to call the shots, the politicians get to say aye, aye, and the military gets to go to war and maybe die. It is really all about human greed and the stealing and/or controlling of the world's resources and then turning those resources into cash and/or power, as well as about moving and selling lots of products all over the world and stifling the competition. It's turf wars on a grand scale perpetrated by a powerful empire and/or its vassal military bloc (NATO). It doesn't really matter in the long run who is responsible for pulling off the 9/11 caper: Only the resultant chaos, the redrawing of the map of the Middle East, and who has the ultimate power and control over that region's enormous oil and gas reserves really matters. Human beings are a renewable resource and are, therefore, quite expendable. In the end, cash is all that really matters. It is always all about the Ben Franklins. Money makes the world go merrily around on its wobbly little axis. Currently, the U.S. Empire runs the whole show, but threre are other wannabes who want to muscle in on America's hundred-year racket. That's just the way life here on the our big beautiful rock works folks — capiche?

  20. Shawn says:

    Awesome! Bang on baby

  21. Jennifer Y. says:


    Off and on I've been reading your website for years – probably for nearly as long as you've been around.


    You've done a fantastic job over the years and it's a shame you're having to deal with this. Part of me thinks your research needs to be transcribed onto parchment and hidden away in a cave like the Dead Sea Scrolls, or etched on stone tablets for someone in the future to find.

    I've been doing a lot of research on post-Rome/early medieval history lately and it seems (see Emmet Scott's work) that Islam was what was actually responsible for the dark ages both in Europe and farther east, and that the so-called Golden Era of the religion was actually a myth – all they did was pillage what the Persians and Indians had built and claimed it as their own.

    Anyway, I hope you keep up the good fight, but can understand why you'd want to throw in the towel.

    So again, thank you.

  22. Paul says:

    Jennifer, a simple timeline of events will show your comment beyond merely inaccurate. Islam came into being about 630 AD, and that was just the start. It took time to spread. By that time, Europe was already into the post-Roman Dark Ages, and the Catholic Church was well established.

    Islam had nothing to do with the decline of the Roman empire. In fact, Islamic cultures kept a lot of knowledge rather intact, and gave us our numeral system.

  23. Gam says:

    Very little info ever disclosed about the Punta Gorda flight school that folded after taking money from Atta and company, whom continued to seek out the flight school operator that went into hiding! The story made local televised news In Ft. Myers in 1999!!! (Atta in Florida…1999…yep.)

  24. Jeffrey says:

    Daniel hopsicker why do you think they wanted to cover up the assassination attempt on w. bush on 9/11 I don’t get it wouldn’t that help there cause

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