" AT THE CENTER OF the Sept. 11 legend is the man known as Mohamed Atta: ringleader and pilot of the 767 that slammed into the North Tower. Atta's sojourn in Florida in the months prior to the attacks has been woefully neglected by the dominant media. Fortunately, investigative journalist Daniel Hopsicker dug into Atta's time in Florida, and what he came up with is sordid, provocative and should put to rest once and for all any notions that Atta was any kind of Muslim, let alone a 'fanatic.' "
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Read this antidote to The 9/11 Commission Report in the sprit in which it's intended: as a homicide investigation that's compiled cartons of evidence - ranging from jaw-dropping to uproarious. The reader then plays the role of the DA and is tasked with making the case.

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"A RELIGIOUS MUSLIM, a party animal or both?

A new book by an U.S. journalist on Mohammed Atta, allegedly the pilot of the first plane that flew into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, reveals a man hooked on drugs and alcohol while living in Florida

"Sex with Mohammed was horrible," Amanda Keller remembers. "He had no passion."

That's one of the more explosive sentences in the book "Welcome to Terrorland" by U.S. journalist Daniel Hopsicker on the life of Sept. 11 hijacker Mohammed Atta in Florida in 2000

Lutz Kroth, head of the publishing house that brought out the book in Germany, Zweitausendeins, told DW-WORLD that impression arises "only because our opinions have been greatly influenced by mainstream media." 

Kroth, who says the book is among the "ten best selling books right now," added: "Hopsicker is the only journalist who researched at the scene of events, went from door to door, collected facts and basically did what we expect from the media -- continued digging when the police stopped."

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"AS THE RESULT of a two-year investigation, an intrepid journalist has disclosed evidence of a cover-up concerning the flight schools in Florida that trained three of the four terrorists who piloted the hijacked planes. Daniel Hopsicker saw Venice, Fla., as the biggest unexploded crime scene in the September 11, 2001 attacks and arrived there two months later. He deserves to be recognized for the fearlessness with which he pursued leads down dark alleys peopled with intelligence and drug-running gangsters and for his tenacity in tracking down witnesses, such as Mohamed Atta’s girlfriend. Hopsicker’s discoveries, if accurate, should focus the 9/11 Commission’s investigation on the CIA and its use of flight schools in Florida for training Arabs as kamikazes."

from Scoop.nz


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"WAS THERE A MASSIVE FBI-led cover-up in Florida to conceal the true story of how terrorist Mohamed Atta and others learned to fly airliners? Was the CIA not "asleep at the switch," but actually running the operation?

Hopsicker's new book is the result of a two-year investigation including interviews with Mohamed Atta's girlfriend, and following connections to Germany. "For at least four of Atta's seven years living in Hamburg," writes Hopsicker, "he was part of a 'joint venture' between the U.S. and German Governments, an elite international 'exchange' program run by a little-known private organization which has close ties to powerful American political figures like David Rockefeller and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger." The book has also been translated into German." 

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"HOPSICKER'S BOOK, Welcome to Terrorland, details his investigation of what he calls the "Venice flying circus." Through interviews with Keller, Hopsicker has drawn a private picture of Atta, a psychopath Keller says dismembered a litter of kittens in her apartment when she dumped him. 

Hopsicker is still researching the three Huffman-trained 9/11 pilots, who he says had financial, drug-trafficking and military intelligence ties to the U.S. government. He is developing suspicions that Atta and the entire school were involved with Osama bin Laden in heroin trafficking. Hopsicker reports that on July 25, 2000, the DEA in Orlando discovered more than 30 pounds of heroin inside a Learjet owned by Wally Hilliard, owner of Huffman Aviation. Earlier that month, on July 3, Atta and Marwan Al-Shehri had started flight lessons at Huffman. Hopsicker claims it's not a coincidence that Atta was allegedly importing heroin with Hilliard's help, selling Afghanistan's notorious opium and heroin to finance the Taliban. Hilliard would not be interviewed for this story."

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"TERRORISTS, DRUG RUNNERS, COVER-UPS, CIA, KGB and shady characters are the cloak-and-dagger kinds of elements that make for a riveting spy novel or action thriller. It’s hardly the place you’d expect to find retired Green Bay businessman Wally J. Hilliard.

Yet Hilliard finds himself in the middle of a nonfiction tale published as “Welcome to Terrorland: Mohamed Atta & the 9-11 Cover-Up in Florida,” by Daniel Hopsicker (Mad Cow Press, $29.95). Hopsicker links Hilliard to Huffman Aviation, the flight school that trained Atta and the other hijackers who flew planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

The author implicates Hilliard in a complicated plot as the investor in the flight school in Venice, Fla., and owner of a Lear jet that was seized by Drug Enforcement Administration officials after it returned with a passenger who was jailed for possession of heroin.

from the Green Bay Press Gazette

 

 


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9/11 Flight School Cover-Up

As the result of a two-year investigation, an intrepid journalist has disclosed evidence of a cover-up concerning the flight schools in Florida that trained three of the four terrorists who piloted the hijacked planes. Daniel Hopsicker saw Venice, Fla., as the biggest unexploded crime scene in the September 11, 2001 attacks and arrived there two months later. He deserves to be recognized for the fearlessness with which he pursued leads down dark alleys peopled with intelligence and drug-running gangsters and for his tenacity in tracking down witnesses, such as Mohamed Atta\92s girlfriend. Hopsicker\92s discoveries, if accurate, should focus the 9/11 Commission\92s investigation on the CIA and its use of flight schools in Florida for training Arabs as kamikazes.

from The Konformist

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9/11 Flight School, the CIA, and Drugs

(Conspiracy Nation, 3/29/04) -- A new book by American journalist Daniel Hopsicker links a Florida flight school used by supposed 9/11 terrorists with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and illegal drug smuggling.

The book, Welcome To Terrorland, is not being reported on by most mass media, even though it is a best-seller in Germany. Google searches by Conspiracy Nation have returned only two hits in the international media.

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