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Much of the day turned on what exactly we know about a February 2000 chat between alleged Saudi spies Omar al Bayoumi and Fahad al Thumairy. Judge Daniels had no time for Saudi Arabia’s contention that it didn’t “technically” employ Bayoumi when it paid his salary for a no-show cover job. But at the heart of the Saudi spy plot posited by the 9/11 families, the judge seemed to struggle with the obvious.

“You don’t have any evidence as to what conversations [Thumairy] had with Bayoumi,” said Daniels. “What’s the factual basis for you to allege that when he met with Bayoumi he said, ‘Give lodging to the hijackers, assist them and give financial support to the hijackers so that they can carry out the 9/11 attacks?’”

What one spy said to the other can be inferred from the full circumstantial evidence, replied 9/11 attorney Sean Carter of Cozen O’Connor—and must be. Consider the timing and sequence of these events, as laid out by the plaintiffs.

Osama bin Laden sent the 9/11 hijackers Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar to Los Angeles in mid-January 2000 knowing that they didn’t speak a word of English and would be helpless on their own. Two weeks later, the Saudi spy Bayoumi met with the Islamist diplomat-imam Thumairy at the Saudi consul’s Islamic Affairs section, which the FBI knew to serve as Saudi Arabia’s radical Islamist fifth column.

Bayoumi drove straight from this not-so-mysterious chat to meet the two hijackers at Thumairy’s mosque. Three days later, Bayoumi moved the two hijackers into his own family apartment in San Diego. Bayoumi proceeded to open bank accounts and rent new apartments for the hijackers with his own money. Bayoumi connected the hijackers with another alleged Saudi agent who procured them fake IDs and admission to language and flight school. Bayoumi’s wife allegedly channeled $150,000 in support payments from a Saudi princess to the hijackers. In early 2000 Bayoumi received a promotion at his no-show cover job, and a significant raise in the salary and stipend covered by the kingdom. Over the same three months, he talked repeatedly by phone with Saudi diplomats in Los Angeles and D.C., not to mention the hijackers’ San Diego imam Anwar Aulaqi, who went on to become a senior al-Qaida leader.

The actual “front line in the war on terrorism” is at the US Consulates who either allow people visas to enter the United States, or they don’t. All 9/11 hijackers received US visas that allowed them to come into the country, although, according to Michael Springmann, the man who used to run that consulate section in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia — NONE OF THE HIJACKERS WAS “QUALIFIED” TO RECEIVE A VISA AND ENTER THE COUNTRY.

Springmann has told of his experiences in Saudi Arabia for about a decade now. He made official complaints against the CIA during his tenure for their illegal issuing of Visas to militants, connected to the ongoing “Jihad” in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union.

The United States federal government was FOR terrorism a long, long time before it was allegedly against it. See more at George Washington’s Blog.