JETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 30 Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1255 times:
A major governmental cover up as to knowledge preceding the Sept 11th attacks seems to be unfolding in the media.
It seems that the FBI had full knowledge of the activities planned for the destruction of the world trade center.
An FBI agent warned in an inter office memo that a terrorist attack on the WTC was likely using hijacked aircraft. Intelligence sources went on to name Usamma Bin Ladden as the mastermind behind this effort.
I can't imagine that the president wouldn't be made aware of such information as important as this to national security.
What's was left of my confidence in the American Government is gone.
We deserved what we got I'm deeply sorry to say. We really did.
We trust our lives and the security of this country to people who have failed us in a way unprecidented in history.
Terrorists like Usamma Bin Ladden are permited to to operate freely without hinderance pre September 11th.
Previous to September 11th he was simply a nuisance.
The sad thing.... things arent any difference now post Sept 11th......
Airport security is still a joke......
Our seaports are insecure...... whats to stop a terrorist organization from floating a nuclear or biological device into NY harbour....
We're vulnerable, our governmet is incapable of protecting us, and unfortunately there is more to come.
The hatred for America is apparent and growing stronger, and It's apparent the government doesn't know how to fight this kind of war.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29509 posts, RR: 59 Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1163 times:
Are we thinking of the same storys Jet...
The one I read delt with some suspicions regardign Arab students at Embry-Riddle Prescott.
The other one was a story that a few weeks before, US Intellegence had information that was passed to the prez. that a hijacking against a US airliner was in planning stages. But there was no information as to when, or how. Only that Uncle Binnie may have been financing it.
Again I think there is a lot of hindsight analysis going on here.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
JETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 30 Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1149 times:
Quotes from NY Times...
"In August, an agent (FBI) speculated in notes, made when investigators sought to explain why Zacarias Moussaoui was enrolled in a Minnesota flight school, that he "might be planning to fly a plane into the World Trade Center," the newspaper said."
"Law enforcement officials told the Times on Tuesday "that when the memorandum was received electronically at bureau headquarters in late July, counterterrorism agents reviewed it. But they took no action on its central recommendation, which was to urge the bureau to compile information on the visa applications filled out by foreign students seeking admission to aviation schools."
"In a separate report, CBS Evening News said on Wednesday that in the weeks before Sept. 11 the daily intelligence briefing given to President Bush (news - web sites) "warned that an attack by Osama bin Laden could involve the hijacking of a U.S. aircraft". "
""Several lawmakers who have read the Phoenix memorandum described it as the most significant document to emerge in congressional inquiries into whether the government might have been warned about possible hijackings. Several senators said the letter represented a warning that went unheeded," the Times reported. "
RogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1142 times:
I understand what you're saying. I'm suggesting you look deeper... Is it possible the government ALLOWED the terrorism to occur? Is it possible the government at least downplayed these obvious warning signs? Is it possible at least that the government should have taken a few more precautions than it acutally did?
I suggest that at least one of the answers to the above questions is 'yes' and that the government acted in a way that was in some degree negligent; all in furtherence of other, largely Middle East related, policy goals.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29509 posts, RR: 59 Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1139 times:
Should Admiral Kimmel and General Short taken more precautions? Where they given sufficient warning of a possible attack? Did the Roosevelt allow Pearl Harbor to happen to give an excuse for America's entry into the way? Is it possible that Roosevelt downplayed the warnings that where received and sent to Hawaii?
Just insert the words/names, G.W. Dick, Uncle Bennie, WTC, New York as you see fit.
Like I said, these questions have been asked before and we will come to the same answers as before.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
RogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1129 times:
I can't imagine the government letting this happen
I can imagine why: ask who benefits from a 'war against terror?'
Jet, you have no problem tolerating the often repeated possibility that FDR allowed Pearl Harbor so the US would get into WWII. But, you don't want me talking about why the government PERHAPS allowed the terrorism to occur? Or you just disagree with my views?
RogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1121 times:
JET, ok I do understand that you're saying you're concerned about the post-September 11th cover up. I did not quite pinpoint as it being the post-event cover up that bothered you, I thought what bothered you was that they knew before hand and did nothing.
Still, I think it points to the same thing, but since my presence obviously bothers you and you invited me to leave, I will.
Hepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2 Reply 22, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1099 times:
It has been widely reported, at least on CNN, that the FBI had ample prior warning before 9/11. In 1996, Phillipino police uncovered an elaborate plot by Muslim extremists to fly aircraft into the NYC skyscrapers. They interviewed the police superintendant that surpervised the bust. She told us how they ambushed the terrorists in their apartment and uncovered explicit documents, going into great details, including diagrams, how the act was to be carried out. The Phillipino authorities promptly contacted the FBI and handed over the documents and identities of those arrested. This was in 1996, and since then no more was ever heard of this until 9/11.
I'm not sure if this report made it to the U.S. media, but it was widely shown overseas. I speculate that the U.S. government was terribly embarassed at having had prior knowledge of this but still allowing it to happen. That's why immediate following the attack there was such a widescale propaganda war in an effort to shift the burden of responsibility. Sure, I'm not saying the 19 highjackers are in any way innocent, and I'm sure if you're determined to do something you'll eventually find a way to carry it out. But we really had no excuse for not being on the highest alert and ANTICIPATING this attack; no excuse whatsoever.