By Josef Namin
September 11 attack of 2001 lead to the formation of the “9-11 Commission” on November 27, 2002 (442 days after the attack) and their final report was issued on July 22, 2004 known as ”The 9/11 Commission Report” which is 567 pages. The report clearly indicated that Iran was not aware of the 9/11 attack. On page 241 of the report, this fact is clearly stipulated: “We have found no evidence that Iran or Hezbollah was aware of the planning, for what later became the 9/11 attack. At the time of their travel through Iran, the al Qaeda operatives themselves were probably not aware of the specific details of their future operation.”
On December 23, 2011 a federal district court in Manhattan entered a historic ruling that revealed new facts about Iran’s support of al Qaeda in the 9/11 attack (See the file). U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels ruled that Iran and Hezbollah materially and directly supported al Qaeda in the September 11, 2001 attacks and are legally responsible for damages to hundreds of family members of 9/11 victims who are plaintiffs in the case. Two of the expert witnesses in this case were Kenneth Timmerman who is also known as an investigative reporter and his main source was Hamid Reza Zakeri. For this case Zakeri provided proof that Iran had materially aided and supported al-Qaeda before and after 9/11.
On his website (www.kentimmerman.com) Kenneth Timmerman refers to himself as an investigative reporter. He is also known by some as an Iran expert as is documented in the 9/11 trial, even though he has never been to Iran or has no knowledge of Farsi. Timmerman has also written a book called “Countdown to Crises” published in June 2005 where he alleges that the CIA dropped the ball when an informant by the name Zakeri informed CIA in advance of the planned 9/11 attacks, but the CIA ignored him .
To know Ken Timmerman and his investigative work in this regard, we believe we need to know more about his source of information and someone who is associated with him since the 9/11 attacks. When it comes to discussing the case, wherever you read Timmerman’s writings and postings on 9/11 or Iran, his main source pops up and you will also find similar writings by his source i.e. Zakeri on the same sites. Timmerman has used Zakeri in various trials, postings, interviews, and writings. Zakeri is also one of the mystery men in the Hamburg Trial, Timmerman’s book “Countdown to Crisis”, the 9/11 Case Halvish vs. OBL, and even Rafiq Hariri’s case (former Lebanese Prime Minister who was assassinated). On his 400 page book, “Countdown to Crises”, Timmerman has referenced Zakeri’s name more than 65 times, excluding over hundreds of times refering to him as “He”, or “Him”, etc. We can do a simple search of his book on amazon.com without buying the book, to validate the above statements: Ken’s Book on amazon.com