Yes, it's FOX, but elements of this ring true.
One FBI investigative report known as a 302 summarizes the bureau’s investigation of Al-Awlaki’s Visa transactions. While heavily redacted, the document indicates a credit transaction for “Atta, Mohammed -- American West Airlines, 08/13/2001, Washington, DC to Las Vegas to Miami," the document says.
The mid-August flight, according to the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11, which first investigated the attacks, was one of Atta’s numerous and crucial surveillance flights.
"On August 13, Atta flew a second time across country from Washington to Las Vegas on a Boeing 757 (seated in first class) returning on August 14 to Fort Lauderdale," the 9/11 report reads.
The FBI documents also show a credit card record for a “Suqami, S. ----Southwest Airlines, 07/10/2001, Ft. Lauderdale to Orlando.” Satam al-Suqami was one of the muscle hijackers on American Airlines Flight 11, which slammed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
The third individual, identified in the records is a “W. al-Sheri -- National Airlines, 08/01/2001, San Francisco to Las Vegas to Miami.” This appears to be either Waleed al-Shehri or Wail al-Shehri. The two brothers were also muscle hijackers, according to the 9/11 Commission report.
Fox News was also first to report that the cleric was a guest speaker on moderate Islam at a Pentagon executive dining room in February 2002. The newly released documents now suggest the FBI knew five months earlier of al-Awlaki’s probable link to the hijackers.
Fox News was also first to report that al-Awlaki was held at New York City’s JFK airport on Oct. 10, 2002, under a warrant for passport fraud, a felony punishable by 10 years. However, as Fox News was first to document, an FBI agent, Wade Ammerman, from the bureau’s Washington field office ordered the cleric be released from custody, even though there was an active warrant for his arrest.
Fox News’ reporting, which has not been publicly disputed by the bureau, suggests that after the 9/11 attacks the FBI tried to work with al-Awlaki or track him for intelligence purposes.
I've suggested something along this line before. Al-Walaki was in contact with suspected Saudi intelligence agent* Omar al-Bayoumi while under FBI surveillance in 2000. The call was relating to (Nawaf) Alhazmi and (Khalid) Almihdhar, two of the 9/11 hijackers. Alhazmi and Almihdhar were known to have attended the 2000 Al-Qaeda "conference" in Malaysia by the CIA....but the CIA did not inform the FBI that said known terrorists were in the country.
Two months after al-Bayoumi began aiding Alhazmi and Almihdhar, according to a Newsweek investigation, al-Bayoumi's wife began receiving regular stipends, often monthly and usually around $2,000, totaling tens of thousands of dollars.
Payments arrived "in the form of cashier's checks, purchased from Washington's Riggs Bank by Princess Haifa bint Faisal, the daughter of the late King Faisal and wife of Prince Bandar, the Saudi envoy who is a prominent Washington figure and personal friend of the Bush family." Prince Bandar tutored Bush Jr on foreign policy during the 1999-2000 period, and currently is the head of Saudi intelligence.
Al-Walaki left the US shortly before 9/11 occured, and returned once before the October incident mentioned above. That time, the FBI tried to hold him on a money-laundering charge. Also worth noting that after that incident, he was placed on the terrorist watch list for the USA...then removed again, only days before he returned (the October incident mentioned above).
Despite large amounts of evidence tying al-Walaki to the 9/11 attacks, he was not considered a potential Al-Qaeda operative until 2008
. Something rather odd was going on between all of these actors, and while it may not add up to the Truther's wildest dreams of the encroaching NWO, it's still fishy enough to merit investigation.
*Suspected, that is, by the FBI, among others.