9/11 Timeline

On the last day of a business trip to Yemen in September 1997 I was introduced to ’the Engineer’ aka Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Thirty minutes later I was taken to another meeting, just one mile from Al Qa’idah town. 
This chronology explains how I got there. 
It's a work-in-progress, updates via twitter @MancunianQuiet

14 April 1997, Chicago: A suspicious machine sale to Yemen, at a printing trade show in the USA

Executives from a London based company called Longulf Trading went on a remarkable shopping spree at the Converting Machinery Manufacturer’s (printing & packaging) international trade …

11 June 1997, USA: I predicted 9/11 whilst flying from Boston to Toronto

Arriving at Logan airport Boston for a short flight to Toronto, from exiting the taxi on a public road to taking my seat on a 767 aircraft I'd not under-gone a single security check, …

12 June 1997, Canada: My first very specific warning of a WTC terrorist attack

Risking my job as an international field service technician during a visit to Sunworth Decorative printers in Toronto, I refused to start work until I was given assurances by the …

September 1997, Manchester: I was asked to install the April machine sale in Yemen

My six-day visit to Taiz city Yemen was made at short notice and in unusual circumstances. My Father had retired that summer - replaced as managing director by his accountant brother …

20-21 September 1997, Yemen: My Travel to & first day inside the YemPak factory

I landed at Sanaa airport around 8 a.m. on Saturday 20 September. There was someone waiting to collect me at arrivals but he had the wrong name on his sign and so I walked past him …

22-24 Sept 1997, Yemen: When asked about visiting New York, I repeated my 9/11 warning

Nicholas (the Italian Bielloni engineer) left YemPak on the Monday morning but not before he’d come over to me in the factory to say there was something suspicious about this customer, …

25 September 1997, Yemen: My detailed conversation with Yousef about a 9/11 style attack

Thursday was my last full day in Yemen and there was a relaxed atmosphere in the factory that morning. In my peripheral vision I saw the Chief on the other side of the factory speaking …

26 September 1997, Yemen: Meeting ‘the Engineer’ (KSM) & visiting Al Qa’idah

Meeting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: Friday was my return journey day, departing Taiz 8:00 a.m. for a five hour drive to Sanaa and an early afternoon fligh home, although there was still …

27 September 1997, Manchester: Trying to report my concerns about YemPak 

I arrived home from Yemen late on Friday but still made it into work for 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, even if that was just to clear my paper work before starting a long overdue holiday. …

Sept 1997, Hamburg: 9/11 pilot switches studies from dentistry to aeronautics in Hamburg

Concurrent event: When talking about Ziad Jarrad, the future hijacker / pilot of flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania, the 9/11 Commission reported (on page 163): "In September …

27 Oct to 2 Nov 1997, Jakarta: I was sent to install a gravure proofing press for the first time

After my trip to Yemen in September the new managing director, my accountant uncle, changed my job from international service technician to consumables salesman in Britain, with the …

7 Nov 1997, Aden: US Ambassador says ‘everyone knew Al Qaeda were in Yemen'

Concurrent event: In a 2012 interview with PBS  former US Ambassador to Yemen (1997-01) Barbara Bodine stated: “When I got there in 1997 there was already an Al Qaida presence. We …

2 December 1997, New York: My last and clearest 9/11 warning given in a Brooklyn factory

On 2 December 1997 I gave my last and most specific 9/11 style attack warning whilst working at a print factory in Brooklyn, specifically asking several people to pass my urgent and …

December 1997, Dubai:  Installation visit, unusually I was requested by name to attend

1997 / 1998, Intel: Robert Baer & the CIA are told “KSM is going to hijack some planes"

Concurrent event: In late 1997 a dissident Qatari former police chief living in exile warned veteran CIA agent Robert Baer that “Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is going to hijack some planes”. …

February 1998, Manila: Installation visit, unusually I was requested by name to attend

March 1998, Dubai: Very unusual return visit to the installation last December

March 1998, London: Summoned to Printo Wrappings to meet Mr Jones

April 1998, Manchester: Made redundant from the family business

11 September 2001, USA: 9/11, four hijacked planes are crashed across the USA

I was driving when reports of an aircraft striking the World Trade Centre broke. Before I arrived home a few hours later every news channel was reporting that the attacks were planned …

Circa 24 January 2009, London: My first call to British security services about Yemen & 9/11

A few days before swearing an oath of allegiance to join the British army I called the security services to report my very vague suspicions of having unwittingly met al Qaeda in Yemen …

9 February 2015, London: My first email about my 1997 Yemen visit & 9/11 conversations sent

Following up on previous correspondence with Private Eye magazine,  I emailed them my first documented report relating to my 1997 visit to Yemen and my conversation there about a …

2 April 2015, London: My phone call to Met police counter terrorism unit

Prompted by the Saudi led military coalition attacking on Yemen starting 26 March 2015 I called the Metropolitan police counter terrorism hotline for the second time (the first being …

21 April 2015, London: My email to Met police SO-15 counter terrorism unit

After nearly three weeks of asking I am finally given an email address for Metropolitan police SO15 counter terrorism unit. I email them the YemPak company name, outline my 9/11 style …

4 May 2015, London: My Yemen report & photos emailed to Met police & media outlets

On 3 May I found a previously thought lost photo contact sheet of thumb nail size images of my 1997 visit to Yemen. I realised the man in my photos and introduced to me as ‘the Engineer’ …

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