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Officials Warn!: Possibility of Attacks around Sept. 11

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posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 10:28 PM
Thu Aug 11 2005 22:15:46 ET

A group of FBI counterterrorism analysts warned this week of possible terrorist attacks in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago around Sept. 11, the NEW YORK TIMES is planning to report on Friday, but officials cautioned that they were skeptical about the seriousness of the threat.

The warning grew out of intelligence developed from an overseas source indicating that terrorists might seek to steal fuel tanker trucks in order to inflict "mass casualties" by staging an anniversary attack, officials said.

The information led FBI joint terrorism task forces in Los Angeles and Newark, N.J., to alert other government and law enforcement officials privately this week about the threat, law enforcement officials said. Several government officials in Washington who were briefed on the threat said it was described as credible and specific enough to warrant attention.



Looking for more information..........thought I would pass it along...

[edit on 16-8-2005 by John bull 1]

posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 10:41 PM
LOL...haven't we had this warning every year since 2001?

I guess they think the population is getting too comfortable again, gotta ramp up the fear factor.

posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 10:43 PM
all secutiry nation wide skyrockets around sept. 11th so such an attack couldnt happen again...the terrorist know this. so dont you think they would plan for something that has a higher probability? why would you risk losing a mission simply because of an anniverery? it doesnt make sense.

posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 11:06 PM
I don't think such an attack is either "spectacular" enough or would cause the number of mass-casualities Al Queda would be hoping for in attacking the USA again. Al Queda's aim in executing another attack on us is three-pronged: (a) inflict damage on our economic system, (b) psychologically demoralize us like they did on 9/11, and (c) kill as many Americans as possible.

The feds just want us to be vigilant and not get complacent since no new attacks happened in 4 years.

posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 11:13 PM
I for one dont think they would strike us 2 times on the same date. what is so significant about 2005? especially since that day everyone will be on high alert. if they did and succeeded....omg, we (america) would look so stupid dont you think. so i suppose if they are arrogant enough (which i dont doubt) that they may try it. But it seems so....cliche to me...if thats the right word.

BTW, im not sure if this has been asked or mentioned, but did any of the days that they did their attacks, did the dates represent anything significant in the muslim community? anyone have any theories on how they are picking their numbers?

Kind Regards,


posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 11:20 PM
Don't forget to enjoy yourselves while you are being scared at this year's annual festivities.

posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 11:29 PM
Here we go again.
Officials:"Hey kids whos ready for another year of fearmongering?"
People of America: MEEE!!!

I for one am tired of countless "officials" giving "warnings" of terrorist attacks.
I am not going to live my life in fear of being killed by terrorists any more then I live my life in fear of being struck by lightning. This stress is pointless and is probably taking years off my life. I have no control of this aspect of my life so I'm not even going to think about it because there is nothing I can do about it. Its either my day to die or its not, I'd prefer to live my life like its not.

If you value your physical and mental health I recommend you do the same.

posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 11:42 PM
This dated threat stuff is going to on and on till its either overcome or worse. Its a terrible situation to be in. This is not what democracy is about. But perhap's it's about putting some blame on the Arab States who bored and raised the lunitics responsible for threatening North America and other free Coutries.

An awful offense to all involved may be one of the best ways to offset or reduce the threat. No One Should Have to Live In Fear.


posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 11:43 PM
I read this for brian has his homepage set to drudge
well now I know that something is about to go down... I guess this is a warning to the wise...

I live by Chicago so I get the hint....

posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 11:49 PM
Hey I do not know the truth of what and who, I just saw it and Drudge has been right before and his sources are sometimes right on....

Maybe we will get a confirmation soon.....

posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 12:03 AM

posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 12:05 AM

Originally posted by Nightowl
The New York Times has it now:

Officials Warn of Possibility of Attack Around Sept. 11

Thats kinda funny, the NYT comes and validates the warnings of Drudge?

Ironic huh?

posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 12:08 AM
Actually its been said that Ashcroft stopped flying cause he was warned about planes being highjacked and flown into buildings..

Al Charpton I think it was, was warned about flying on 9/11. Ans that satanic guy... Dont remember his name... was actually banned from flying the day of 9/11..

So ya... no real evidence there..

posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 12:19 AM
If you went down and asked the intellegence committee why they ahve published this warning,
I expect them to say.

We have observed an increase in chatter.
Its a known date for terrorist attacks.

So really, its the same garbage they've been feeding us since day 1 of this mess.

There only COVERING there asses.

And as said before if they were going to hit.. why not do it on July4th? or some date thats IMPORTANT TO America.

Sept11 already stands as a day of ATTACK in America and for ever will be known as that.

Imagine causing a major incident on July4th
So everytime America celebrates its independance, they go silent and there stomachs drop remembering how vulnerable they are to terrorists.

that makes more sense.

posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 02:27 AM

Originally posted by ThichHeaded
Actually its been said that Ashcroft stopped flying cause he was warned about planes being highjacked and flown into buildings..

Al Charpton I think it was, was warned about flying on 9/11. Ans that satanic guy... Dont remember his name... was actually banned from flying the day of 9/11..

So ya... no real evidence there..

LOOK noone was WARNED about anything on 9/11 as yous say they were. that's like saying that physics had preminitions about 9/11....If ANYONE knew it was going to happen and didnt say anything? they are just as quilty as those who did it. and should be burned alive. noone had any warning, people who think they did are just looking to blame somebody.

I am an officer in the united states dept. of homeland security, WE would have had warnings had someone known, since the safty of many rely on us.

posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 03:25 AM

Originally posted by edsinger
Hey I do not know the truth of what and who, I just saw it and Drudge has been right before and his sources are sometimes right on....

Maybe we will get a confirmation soon.....

It's a fair post

I don't think anniversary attacks are really logical but i think the general time frame from now until mid-September is a very obvious time for attack for a lot of other reasons. The '9/11 revenge/anniversary' schtick will be more of a fear campaign run by the media than anything else, almost a distraction from a more logical and relevant threat. The 9/11 angle just adds an easier angle for the media to cover without really delving deeper into the issue. It's a sugar coating.

There are quiet a few things being done right now in preperation for an attack and a follow up war under Cheney's command, so i wouldn't be surprised if an attack occurs around 9/11, thou i doubt it will be because of 9/11 as much as they want us to believe it is. Don't let them tug on your emotional chords.

posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 03:35 AM

Originally posted by umwolves123
LOOK noone was WARNED about anything on 9/11 as yous say they were.

Noone had any warning, people who think they did are just looking to blame somebody.

I am an officer in the united states dept. of homeland security, WE would have had warnings had someone known, since the safty of many rely on us.

The department of Homeland Security wasn't established until January 23, 2003 anyway so it's unlikely they would of had warnings on 9th Sept, 2001.

BUT as for the agencies which did exist, yes there were many warnings.

9/11 Pre-Warnings
by Jessica Frioland


1993: An expert panel commissioned by the Pentagon raised the possibility that an airplane could be used to bomb national landmarks. [Washington Post, 10/2/01]

1994: Two attacks took place that involved using hijacked planes to crash into buildings, including one by an Islamic militant group. In a third attack, a lone pilot crashed a plane at the White House. [New York Times, 10/3/01]

1996-1999: The CIA officer in charge of operations against Al Qaeda from Washington writes, “I speak with firsthand experience (and for several score of CIA officers) when I state categorically that during this time senior White House officials repeatedly refused to act on sound intelligence that provided multiple chances to eliminate Osama bin Laden.” [Los Angeles Times, 12/5/04]

1996-2001: Federal authorities had known that suspected terrorists with ties to bin Laden were receiving flight training at schools in the US and abroad. An Oklahoma City FBI agent sent a memo warning that "large numbers of Middle Eastern males" were getting flight training and could have been planning terrorist attacks. [CBS, 5/30/02] One convicted terrorist confessed that his planned role in a terror attack was to crash a plane into CIA headquarters. [Washington Post, 9/23/01]

Dec 1998: A Time magazine cover story entitled "The Hunt for Osama," reported that bin Laden may be planning his boldest move yet—a strike on Washington or possibly New York City. [Time, 12/21/98]

February 7, 2001: CIA Director Tenet warned Congress in open testimony that “the threat from terrorism is real, it is immediate, and it is evolving.” He said bin Laden and his global network remained “the most immediate and serious threat” to US interests. “Since 1998 bin Laden has declared that all US citizens are legitimate targets,” he said, adding that bin Laden “is capable of planning multiple attacks with little or no warning.” [Associated Press, 2/7/01; Sunday Herald, 9/23/01]

In June of 2001, German intelligence warned the CIA, Britain's intelligence agency, and Israel's Mossad that Middle Eastern terrorists were planning to hijack commercial aircraft and use them as weapons to attack “American and Israeli symbols which stand out.” A later article quoted unnamed German intelligence sources, stating that the information was coming from Echelon surveillance technology, and that British intelligence had access to the same warnings. However, there were other informational sources, including specific information and hints given to, but not reported by, Western and Near Eastern news media six months before 9/11. [Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 9/11/01; Washington Post, 9/14/01; Fox News, 5/17/02]

June 28, 2001: George Tenet wrote an intelligence summary to Condeleezza Rice stating: “It is highly likely that a significant al-Qaeda attack is in the near future, within several weeks” [Washington Post, 2/17/02]. This warning was shared with “senior Bush administration officials” in early July. [9/11 Congressional Inquiry, 9/18/02]

July 5, 2001: Richard Clark gave a direct warning to the FAA, to increase their security measures. The FAA refused to take such action. [New Yorker, 1/14/02;].

June-July 2001: President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and national security aides were given briefs with headlines such as “Bin Laden Threats Are Real” and “Bin Laden Planning High Profile Attacks.” The exact contents of these briefings remain classified, but according to the 9/11 Commission, they consistently predicted upcoming attacks that would occur “on a catastrophic level, indicating that they would cause the world to be in turmoil, consisting of possible multiple—but not necessarily simultaneous—attacks.” CIA Director Tenet later recalled that by late July, he felt that President Bush and other officials grasped the urgency of what they were being told. [9/11 Commission Report, 4/13/04 (B)] But Deputy CIA Director John McLaughlin, later stated that he felt a great tension, peaking within these months, between the Bush administration's apparent misunderstanding of terrorism issues and his sense of great urgency. McLaughlin and others were frustrated when inexperienced Bush officials questioned the validity of certain intelligence findings. Two unnamed, veteran Counter Terrorism Center officers deeply involved in bin Laden issues, were so worried about an impending disaster, that they considered resigning and going public with their concerns. [9/11 Commission Report, 3/24/04 (C)] Dale Watson, head of counter terrorism at the FBI, wished he had “500 analysts looking at Osama bin Laden threat information instead of two.” [9/11 Commission Report, 4/13/04 (B)]

July 5, 2001: At issue is a July 5, 2001 meeting between Ashcroft and acting FBI Director Tom Pickard. That month, the threat of an al-Qaida attack was so high; the White House summoned the FBI and domestic agencies and warned them to be on alert. Yet, Pickard testified to the 9/11 commission that when he tried to brief Ashcroft just a week later, on July 12, about the terror threat inside the United States, he got the “brush-off. "[MSNBC, 6/22/04]

July 10, 2001: A Phoenix FBI agent sent a memorandum warning of Middle Eastern men taking flight lessons. He suspected bin Laden's followers and recommended a national program to check visas of suspicious flight-school students. The memo was sent to two FBI counter-terrorism offices, but no action was taken. [9/11 Congressional Inquiry, 7/24/03] Vice President Cheney said in May 2002, that he was opposed to releasing this memo to congressional leaders or to the media and public. [CNN, 5/20/02]

July 16, 2001: British spy agencies sent a report to British Prime Minister Tony Blair and other top officials warning that al-Qaeda was in “the final stages” of preparing a terrorist attack in the West. The prediction was “based on intelligence gleaned not just from [British intelligence] but also from US agencies, including the CIA and the National Security Agency”. The report stated that there was “an acute awareness” that an attack was “a very serious threat.” [Times of London, 6/14/02]

In July of 2001: President Bush took the unusual step of sleeping on board an aircraft carrier off the coast of Italy after receiving a warning from the Egyptian government that the summit of world leaders in the city of Genoa would be targeted by al Qaeda. [New York Times, 9/26/01] The Italians meanwhile highly publicized their heightened security measures of increased police presence, antiaircraft batteries, and flying fighter jets. Apparently the press coverage of defenses caused al-Qaeda to cancel the attack. [BBC, 7/18/01, CNN, 7/18/01, Los Angeles Times, 9/27/01]

On July 26, 2001: Attorney General Ashcroft stopped flying commercial airlines due to a threat assessment. [CBS, 7/26/01] The report of this warning was omitted from the 9/11 Commission Report [Griffin 5/22/05].

Late July 2001: CBS reported, “Just days after [Mohamed] Atta return[s] to the U.S. from Spain, Egyptian intelligence in Cairo says it received a report from one of its operatives in Afghanistan that 20 al-Qaeda members had slipped into the US and four of them had received flight training on Cessnas.” Egypt passed on the message to the CIA but never received a request for further information. [CBS News, 10/9/02]

Late July 2001: Taliban Foreign Minister Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil was given information regarding a large attack on targets inside America, from the leader of the rebel Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), Tahir Yildash. Muttawakil relayed this information to the U.S. consul general, yet wasn’t taken seriously. One source blamed this on the administration’s “warning fatigue.” [Independent, 9/7/02; Reuters, 9/7/02]

Aug 6, 2001: President Bush received a classified intelligence briefing at his Crawford, Texas ranch, warning that bin Laden might be planning to hijack commercial airliners. The memo was titled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US”. The entire memo focused on the possibility of terrorist attacks inside the US and specifically mentioned the World Trade Center. Yet Bush later stated that the briefing “said nothing about an attack on America.” [Newsweek, 5/27/02; New York Times, 5/15/02, Washington Post, 4/11/04, White House, 4/11/04, Intelligence Briefing, 8/6/01] .

Early August 2001: Britain gave the US another warning about an al-Qaeda attack. The previous British warning on July 16, 2001, was vague as to method, but this warning specified multiple airplane hijackings. This warning was said to have reached President Bush. [Sunday Herald, 5/19/02]

August, 2001: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the US that suicide pilots were training for attacks on US targets. [Fox News, 5/17/02] The head of Russian intelligence also later stated, “We had clearly warned them” on several occasions, but they “did not pay the necessary attention.” [Agence France-Presse, 9/16/01]

Late Summer, 2001: Jordanian intelligence (the GID) made a communications intercept and relayed it to Washington. The message stated that a major attack, code-named “The Big Wedding,” had been planned inside the US and that aircraft would be used. “When it became clear that the information was embarrassing to Bush administration officials and congressmen who at first denied that there had been any such warnings before September 11, senior Jordanian officials backed away from their earlier confirmations.” [International Herald Tribune, 5/21/02; Christian Science Monitor, 5/23/02]

On September 10, 2001, a group of top Pentagon officials received an urgent warning which prompted them to cancel their flight plans for the following morning. [Newsweek, 9/17/01] The 9/11 Commission Report omitted this report. [Griffin, 5/22/05]

Given all the pre-warnings and information available before 9/11 it seems unconscionable that on May 16, 2002, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice could still claim to the press: “I don’t think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile.” She added that “even in retrospect” there was “nothing” to suggest that. [White House, 5/16/02] On June 7, 2002, President Bush stated, “Based on everything I’ve seen, I do not believe anyone could have prevented the horror of September the 11th.” [Sydney Morning Herald, 6/8/02]
With so many warnings, it is difficult to explain inaction as mere incompetence. The existence of all of these warnings suggests, at least, that people within the US government knew the attacks were coming and deliberately allowed them to happen. This evidence would, however, be consistent with an even more frightening scenario— that the attacks were orchestrated by, or with the help of, people within our government.

Additional Sources:
Paul Thompson, “The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute: A Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11—and America’s Response,” Regan Books, September 1, 2004.
Jim Marrs, “Inside Job: Unmasking the Conspiracies of 9/11,” Origin Press, June 2004.
The 9/11 Commissioners, “The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorists Attacks Upon the United States,” W.W Norton & Company, Inc.
Griffin, David Ray, "The 9/11 Commission Report: A 571-page lie,", May 22, 2005

[edit on 12-8-2005 by TheShroudOfMemphis]

posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 03:50 AM
I still think it will happen on 9/7/2005 but i doubt they will hijack trucks because that is so stupid. The US needs to do something big in order to attack iran, a little tanker explosion won't cut it. If you look at the war games that started yesterday, they are all nuclear, chemical etc ... So we can expect that on some drill day it will become reality and once again be blamed on some random arabs.

I hate talking about these things because i feel it aids Bush's agenda but we need to know what our enemy is thinking in order to foil their plans. I think this is the biggest threat to democracy America has ever faced and we need to stop Bush, Cheney and the NWO in our lifetimes.

posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 09:33 AM
Lets hope this isnt true, but something in my gut says its time. Something ALWAYS happens after they release a video.....

Good time to check out my thread: Save Yourself: Skippy’s compilation of tips to keep your family alive WHEN the terrorists attack

posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 09:36 AM
I think the point is that no warnings were ever made relating to the date itself.

Sure, there were warnings of vague or even specific types of attacks; but with nothing assured, and no timelines given, what was meant to happen?

It's a tough situation - on the one hand, to be complacent serves no purpose.

But on the other hand, living in constant fear only lets the terrorists win.

Ninja - other than numerology, what makes you think Sept 7th is a likely date, just out of interest?

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