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originally posted by: xuenchen
Deep conspiracies say Clinton "set up" a wall of retaliation to use if Gore lost the 2000 election.
You never know for sure.
Bush sure did ruffle many opposition feathers.
CIA releases memo showing agency blamed Bill Clinton for bankrupting war on terror ahead of 9/11
The Clinton administration had bankrupted the intelligence community and refused to let the CIA prioritize anti-terrorism over other major priorities in the late 1990s, leaving the agency stretched too thin in the days ahead of the 2001 terrorist attacks, former Director George J. Tenet said in a 2005 document declassified Friday.
Mr. Tenet, who was head of the agency at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks and has taken severe criticism for not anticipating and heading them off, said in the document that he took the threat of Osama bin Laden very seriously, and put major effort into trying to penetrate al Qaeda, beginning as far back as 1998.
In one revelation, Mr. Tenet says those efforts averted off an earlier “major attack” planned by al Qaeda for some time in 1999 or 2000. The document gives no other details.
A true story: Several years ago, the CIA informed the White House counterterrorism adviser that it had located a wanted Islamic terrorist and requested White House guidance for how to proceed. The counterterrorism adviser recommended “extraordinary rendition” — snatching the terrorist in a covert operation and secretly whisking him away for interrogation in a foreign country. A White House lawyer demanded a meeting with the president to argue that this would be a violation of international law. In the Oval Office, the lawyer and the counterterrorism adviser argued their cases, when suddenly the vice president walked in. Hearing the lawyer’s objections, he said: “Of course it’s a violation of international law, that’s why it’s a covert action. The guy is a terrorist. Go grab his ass.’ ” The rendition was authorized.
originally posted by: neo96
The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is a center-right think tank based in Washington, DC. Its research is dedicated to issues of government, politics, economics and social welfare. en.wikipedia.org...
originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Blue_Jay33
I'm one of the few that still believe that it was 19 terrorists from the Middle East that hijacked the planes and flew them into the world trade centers.
Unless perhaps the previous attack on them during Clintons reign was a psyop as well.
originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: Blue_Jay33
A bunch of terrorists , predominantly from Saudi Arabia decided to fly planes into the WTC . Who was president at the time has no bearing on this .
originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: JeanPaul
Really? Training men to fly a plane needed the backing of governmental leaders? Paying for lessons required the financial backing of oil rich nations? All of it was easily in the hands of that cracked faction known as Al Qaida. They probably didn't plan on those buildings falling. There they just got lucky.
originally posted by: babybunnies
Yes, it would have.
9/11 happened about 18 months into the Bush Presidency, meaning that it wasn't Bush policies that caused 9/11, planning was likely well underway well before the 2000 election.
The 1994 World Trade Center parkade bombs were widely seen as a "pre 9/11" attempt to bring down the towers, so this was planned well before 2000 election.
Gore wouldn't have had a significant enough impact on Middle East politics in the 18 months since the election to have changed it.