Working through a timeline from Cooperative History Commons:
Context of 'January 5-6, 2000: CIA Liason with FBI Who Just Learned About Almihdhar’s US Visa Twice Fails to Tell FBI about It'
leveymg argues that what connects all the subjects of the Torture Tapes is a CIA surveilled meeting in Kuala Lumpar that was the subject of a turf war between the CIA and FBI:
Who Got Water Boarded and Why: What Tortured CIA Detainees Had In Common. (dkos)
WHO GOT WATERBOARDED AND WHY: What Tortured Detainees Had In Common (DU)