There's some really interesting stuff in these new FOIA CIA docs, but so much of it is redacted that it just raises more suspicion in my opinion.
There are some very curious titles here such as:
1997-01-06 – "Terrorism: Usama Bin Ladin Trying to Develop WMD Capability," Counterterrorist Center Commentary, CTC 97-30002, Central Intelligence
1997-03-18 – "Terrorism: Usama Bin Ladin's Attempts to Acquire Uranium," Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence Report.
1998-06 – "TERRORISM: Terrorism: Bin Ladin Threatening to Attack US Aircraft," Senior Executive Intelligence Brief [Undated- Cited in 9/11
Commission Report as June 1998 p. 342].
1998-12-03 – [Title Excised] Planning by Usama Bin Ladin to Hijack U.S. Airplane, Successful Circumvention of Security Measures in U.S. Airport.
1998-12-04 – "Bin Ladin Preparing to Hijack US Aircraft and Other Attacks," Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence Report.
2001-05-24 – [Title Excised] "A Group Presently in the United States Planning to Conduct a Terrorist Operation Involving the Use of High
Explosives," Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence Report.
And the infamous:
2001-08-06 – "Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US," President's Daily Brief, Central Intelligence Agency.
They had plenty of warnings!
US. Bin Ladln implied in US television interviews in 1997 and 1998 that his followers would
follow the example ol World Trade Canter bomber Ramzi Yousef and "bring the lighting to America."
After US missile strikes on his base ln Afghanistan in 1993, Bin Ladln
told followers he wanted to retaliate in Washington, according to a [redacted] service.
Man, I'd love to see the full unrestricted versions...
edit on 20-6-2012 by Insolubrious because: (no reason given)