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Tuesday, August 1, 2006
 

Moussaoui Carried Phone Number For CIA-Linked Mercs

By J.M. Berger
INTELWIRE.com





Zacarias Mossaoui's notebook -- presented as an exhibit at his recently concluded trial -- contained a phone number for Blackwater USA, the private security contractor that last year provided a golden parachute for pre-9/11 CIA Counterterrorism Director Cofer Black.

The company has run security/paramilitary operations for the U.S. government in such locations as Afghanistan and Iraq.

The company became embroiled in controversy in Iraq, where four of its contractors met with a gory death in Fallujah around the same time that independent contractor Nick Berg met with a similarly gruesome fate. Adding to the strange congruences around Moussaoui, it has been reported that Berg and Moussaoui met at least once in Norman, Oklahoma.

The discovery may best be taken with the proverbial grain of salt, and a large one at that. The phone number is publicly available and connects to a Blackwater training center in North Carolina. Moussaoui was researching physical and combat training options while he was in the United States.

The simplest and most innocent explanation is quite possibly the correct one. Nevertheless, a glimpse of the controversial company's contact information nestled among Moussaoui's handwritten notes inspires the jaw to drop a not-entirely unreasonable manner.

For the full contents of the notebook, click here.

For more about Blackwater, click here, click here or click here.

For more about Mossaoui and Nick Berg, click here.

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