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‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’
An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11, along with others that were far more detailed than previously revealed.
Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” The CIA’s famous Presidential Daily Brief, presented to George W. Bush on August 6, 2001, has always been Exhibit A in the case that his administration shrugged off warnings of an Al Qaeda attack. But months earlier, starting in the spring of 2001, the CIA repeatedly and urgently began to warn the White House that an attack was coming.
originally posted by: yorkshirelad
That look on Bush's face was a "Oh Sh.t it happened" look.
originally posted by: skyeagle409
a reply to: Blackmarketeer
Not long ago, it was revealed that certain people have been flooding the Truth Movement with disinformation in order to discredit the movement and their efforts has paid off. Now, infighting among 9/11 conspiracy theorist is currently taking place as we speak and they can't even agree on certain events that occurred during 9/11.
That might appear to be the case, but there is one factor to consider - intelligence can also be planted. A false flag op for instance isn't just going to happen without first leaving a trail of breadcrumbs leading up to it, little intelligence reports hinting at it, even enlisting the aid of friendly intelligence outfits to also plant those seeds. Look at the suspicious intelligence we have on those 19 Saudi hijackers. Or the suspicious intel (and direct aid) the underwear bomber had.
Also consider intelligence outfits like the CIA aren't one cohesive unit united in purpose, you have all sorts of compartmentalization going on, if a blackop outfit is planting fake intel, a good guy outfit is dutifully reporting it unaware of its duplicity.
Al-Qaeda: Declarations & Acts of War
The First Fatwa
In August of 1996, Osama bin Laden issued his first fatwa, a 30-page polemic entitled "Declaration of War Against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places," against the United States and Israel, and it was published in a London newspaper called Al Quds al Arabi.
The Second Fatwa
The second fatwa was published on February 23, 1998, in Al Quds al Arabi. Unlike the first fatwa, which was issued by Osama bin Laden alone, this fatwa was signed by Osama bin Laden; Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of Jihad group in Egypt and al Qaeda second-in-command; Abu-Yasir Rafa'l Ahmad Taha, leader of the Islamic Group; Sheikh Mir Hamzah, secretary of the Jumiat-ut-Ulema-e-Pakistan; and Fazlul Rahman, leader of the Jihad Movement in Bangladesh.
The fatwa reasons that "three facts that are known to everyone" compel war against the United States. First, the United States has been "occupying the lands of Islam in the holiest of places." Second, the "crusader-Zionist alliance" has inflicted great devastation upon the Iraqi people. Third, the United States' goal is "to serve the Jews' petty state and divert attention from its occupation of Jerusalem and murder of Muslims there.
Bin Laden Claims Responsibility for 9/11
Usama bin Laden (search ) made his first televised appearance in more than a year Friday in which he admitted for the first time ordering the Sept. 11 attacks and accused President Bush of "misleading" the American people.
Injecting himself into the campaign four days ahead of the presidential election, bin Laden said the United States can avoid another Sept. 11-style attack if it stops threatening the security of Muslims.
In the portion of the tape that was broadcast, the Al Qaeda leader refrained from directly warning of new attacks, although he said "there are still reasons to repeat what happened."
that were indende Maybe Saudi Arabia planted fake intel on those hijackers with it's co-conspirators in the USA or Israel to ensure there was indeed the sort of trail that the good guys in the intelligence community not in on it would expect to see. What tangled webs we weave.
Some agents worried that his flight training had violent intentions, so the Minnesota bureau tried to get permission (sending over 70 emails in a week) to search his laptop, but they were turned down. FBI agent Coleen Rowley made an explicit request for permission to search Moussaoui's personal rooms. This request was first denied by her superior, Deputy General Counsel Marion "Spike" Bowman, and later rejected based upon FISA regulations (amended after 9/11 by the USA Patriot Act). Several further search attempts similarly failed.
Bush administration knowing that had only limited time to push agenda was determined to ignore anything
The famous Presidential Daily Briefing of August 6 made reference to Bin Laden wanting to strike in US - the references to
hijacking state that Bin Laden using hijacking to gain release of Blind Sheik and other extremists. Nothing about
crashing planes into buildings. Other references to embassies and using explosives
Nothing was specific as to what type of attack and target - which made it easy to dismiss as usual background
“To me it remains incomprehensible still. I mean, how is it that you could warn senior people so many times and nothing actually happened? It’s kind of like The Twilight Zone,” laments Tenet. If the case for war crimes against Bush and Cheney isn’t strong enough already, treason can now be added to that list. There is no punishment great enough for what they’ve done to our nation and the world.
yeah there are thousands and if Russia warns us about any our CIA will ignore the warnings knowing the truth is that they are just assets over there trying to destabilize.
originally posted by: reldra
originally posted by: HorusChrist
Russia also allegedly warned the USA about the boston marathon bombers. ignored then too but because the boston bombers were CIA assets . . .older brother was anyway.
originally posted by: reldra
originally posted by: samkent
Until someone show that Bush knew when and by what method this is all meaningless.
What would you do if you get a report that group 'x' is going to attack the US and it will be big?
Please give us specifics of your plan.
It is common knowledge that at least the Russians warned us of 1)Generally when and 2) By what means.
I don't know about that one. I don't think that is enough of a reason to ignore something like that. There must be thousands of CIA 'assets'.
Original source: ‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’ - An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11, along with others that were far more detailed than previously revealed.