A troubling new development reported by investigative reporters at Counterpunch, ABC's 20/20, the Jewish newspaper, The Forward, and Salon.com was the presence of Israeli Secret agents on U.S. soil prior to September 11th . The five Israeli spies were reported to be living in close proximity to the hijackers.
FBI agents, who had been tracking these men, reported seeing three of them rejoicing as the first plane hit the North Tower. All five were arrested by the FBI and held for 71 days. All five consistently failed lie detector tests, but under pressure from local Israeli political support groups and the Israeli government they were released and allowed to return to Israel.
What is extremely disturbing, is that all five appeared to have had prior knowledge of the attacks and told FBI agents that the attacks were 'good for Israel' because they would alienate the U.S. from the Arab world. Under intense pressure, the media halted their investigations, which leaves the following questions unanswered. Why were these spies allowed to operate on US soil and subsequently released? Was critical information they had gathered deliberately withheld from U.S authorities to achieve a long standing goal to demonize the Arab world? Could this information have prevented 9/11?