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-- helped lead the United States and a battle against al-Qaeda in the lead up to 9/11.
And his new book reveals details of that story that I've never been told details He said that if they'd been shared amongst US intelligence agencies.
The world with the a very different place today.
Here now is the author of the black banners the inside story of 9/11 on the war against al-Qaeda.
Former FBI special agent Ali so -- on Ali welcome to freedom watch it a pleasure to have you here I can judge let's.
Out right at the at the basis here.
Why is the CIA.
Afraid of your book.
Well I believe.
There are some people and agency believe that the book contains some classified information and these classified information has been redacted.
Now I have a problem with that us because the book went through an FBI.
To -- application process and after three months.
That BI released the book to me without one single reduction.
Is it is it fair to argue.
Ali that the CIA wanted certain things redacted.
Show this to those watching just -- open up.
To this page that you can actually see all the -- that they need to put it here because it embarrassed to them.
Well there is a possibility that it embarrass the narrative that's already.
Out there I mean we are.
What what I'm trying to to do in this book is I'm trying to say to the American people and to the world in a very secure manner.
And that's what the book was approved by the FBI without any reduction what happened.
What happened before 9/11.
What -- to nine elevenths and what I would successes after nine elevenths and our failures -- after nine elevenths and I think there's some people have a problem with that narrative.
You were intimately involved in.
In intelligence all over the world you described instances in which -- it to dinner in New York City and your beeper goes off.
And you reply to the message and you're told you have to flight 101000 miles the next -- that's a little light that you would lead to.
In the years up to and following 9/11 what what is the greatest failure pre 9/11 which if it had not occurred.
Might have prevented 9/11 from.
Happening information sharing between home between -- BI and the CI.
Who've not tale to tell who walked well the CIA failed to pass some information to the FBI especially to the FBI agents -- investigating the US let's Colton.
That the USS -- attack in Yemen that's resulted in.
Seventeen sailors Duff and 39 others get injured.
It was their political pressure from politicians.
Operatives coming out of the White House basically saying the White House does not certain information -- certain people prosecuted or certain stocks linked to certain allegations made.
About the USS Cole well -- I don't know how far it goes up.
But the only thing I know -- who work in of the US -- -- and as early as November.
Of 2000 immediately after the US let's -- attack we found about a meeting that took place in.
That's southeast Asia rather people who involved in the -- attended the meeting one of them would data became the suicide bomber.
And it's interesting we've been looking for these people all over the world we have a team.
Al working under very harsh conditions CIA FBI and CIS in Yemen trying to bring justice of those seventeen sailors.
And to people who would into meeting would and they United States would looking for people overseas they got in the United States on September 12.
I was handed a file in that file.
It said that these two guys we're on a plane on flight 77 that -- the Pentagon.
And the conclusion that also -- on eleven commission came to and one of the findings one of the very first fighting they did.
That if the CIA as information to lots.
To the people who are investigating the coal we could've probably.
That's something -- -- long before 9/11 did you ask for that filed what you got a day after I know we ask about that meeting if they have any knowledge about that meeting the very first the return requests and you know.
In the federal government we have something to from a if it's not -- those it's not on Paper doesn't exist so that official request on Paper that -- from -- via the CIA the very first one was in November of 2000 tell me about the interrogation about -- of -- at which you were conducting on the basis of trust that you that developed between them.
When suddenly the CI AEA entered the picture and what they do.
Well we were -- We have a joint team and a lot of people tried to make it a -- with the CIA and it wasn't -- -- to CIA it was a joint FBI CIA team and it would have been a great job.
In interrogating it was a -- -- actually.
Provided information to us that's what's shocking at the point.
I at that point and they information wants college -- Mohammed was a mastermind of nine -- -- something we did and now one this is.
And he's -- irrigation techniques that will waterboarding and -- we had outside contractors appearing to take over.
That the needs that they were using at the time and this is again a month a month before and he's interrogation techniques but we felt -- -- -- on that top.
What's shocking to -- matter of fact the CIA officer senior officer.
Left even before I left the location in a protest in protest to.
The the acts of physical abuse that these contractors are conducting.
Was absolutely and -- -- more information or less after they began abusing him well I don't believe.
These techniques -- as I explained clearly in the block everything that -- been told.
About enhanced interrogation techniques alleged successes happen before way before waterboarding and I was there I was present there and at the timeline now.
If you look at it.
In a logical way with everything that has been declassified so speaking about the.
CIA claims that -- obtained information.
Using what I would call torture and what they call enhanced interrogation techniques whereas in reality that information was obtained.
By FBI agents using normal interrogation absolutely sir are a probably so far this a great book.
The black banners the inside story of 9/11 and the war against al-Qaeda it'll keep you up at night thanks very much for joining thank you sir if -- -- --