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Never suspected that terrorists would fly planes into buildings?

Never suspected that terrorists would fly planes into buildings?

US leaders repeatedly claimed that they never suspected that terrorists might fly planes into buildings.  And so no one at the FBI, CIA and the military apparently took such a scenario into account.  In 1999, USA Today published a story in which such potentiality was actually mentioned.

According to USA Today of April 26, 1999,  two students who carried out the attack at Columbine High “dreamed of an even bigger bloodbath, plotting to kill hundreds of neighbors, then hijack a plane and crash it into New York City, investigators said Monday.”

The article is attached here.

Ari Fleischer suggests foreknowledge

"There is just no question that this was a well-coordinated, planned attack that was executed (Tuesday) morning," Fleischer said. "And we believe that the perpetrators have executed their plan and, therefore, the risks are significantly reduced.

Pressed by reporters, Fleischer said, "The reason we know this is because the resources of the federal government are committed to learning things."

Thursday, September 13, 2001
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‘I Saw Papers That Show US Knew al-Qa’ida Would Attack Cities With Airplanes’

Published on Friday, April 2, 2004 by the lndependent/UK
‘I Saw Papers That Show US Knew al-Qa’ida Would Attack Cities With Airplanes’
Whistleblower the White House wants to silence speaks to The Independent
by Andrew Buncombe in Washington
 

A former translator for the FBI with top-secret security clearance says she has provided information to the panel investigating the 11 September attacks which proves senior officials knew of al-Qa’ida’s plans to attack the US with aircraft months before the strikes happened.



Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds [CBS]

She said the claim by the National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice, that there was no such information was "an outrageous lie".

Sibel Edmonds said she spent more than three hours in a closed session with the commission’s investigators providing information that was circulating within the FBI in the spring and summer of 2001 suggesting that an attack using aircraft was just months away and the terrorists were in place. The Bush administration, meanwhile, has sought to silence her and has obtained a gagging order from a court by citing the rarely used "state secrets privilege".

She told The Independent yesterday: "I gave [the commission] details of specific investigation files, the specific dates, specific target information, specific managers in charge of the investigation. I gave them everything so that they could go back and follow up. This is not hearsay. These are things that are documented. These things can be established very easily."

She added: "There was general information about the time-frame, about methods to be used

Congressman: Atta papers destroyed on orders

Congressman: Atta papers destroyed on orders


Pentagon denies having any documents on lead hijacker prior to 9/11

Sept. 16, 2005, AP

WASHINGTON – A Pentagon employee was ordered to destroy documents that identified Mohamed Atta as a terrorist two years before the 2001 attacks, a congressman said Thursday.

The employee is prepared to testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee and was expected to identify the person who ordered him to destroy the large volume of documents, said Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa.

Weldon declined to identify the employee, citing confidentiality matters. Weldon described the documents as ?2.5 terabytes? ? as much as one-fourth of all the printed materials in the Library of Congress, he added.

A Senate Judiciary Committee aide said the witnesses for Wednesday’s hearing had not been finalized and could not confirm Weldon’s comments.

Pentagon: Nothing found
Army Maj. Paul Swiergosz, a Pentagon spokesman, said officials have been “fact-finding in earnest for quite some time.”

“We’ve interviewed 80 people involved with Able Danger, combed through hundreds of thousands of documents and millions of e-mails and have still found no documentation of Mohamed Atta,” Swiergosz said.

He added that certain data had to be destroyed in accordance with existing regulations regarding “intelligence data on U.S. persons.”

Did program exist?
Weldon has said that Atta, the mastermind of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and three other hijackers were identified in 1999 by a classified military intelligence unit known as “Able Danger,” which determined they could be members of an al-Qaida cell.

On Wednesday, former members of the Sept. 11 commission dismissed the “Able Danger? assertions. One commissioner, ex-Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash., said, “Bluntly, it just didn’t happen and that’s the conclusion of all 10 of us.”

Weldon responded angrily to Gorton’s assertions.

“It’s absolutely unbelievable that a commission would say this program just didn’t exist,” Weldon said Thursday.

Pentagon officials said this month they had found three more people who recall an intelligence chart identifying Atta as a terrorist prior to the Sept. 11 attacks.

Two military officers, Army Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer and Navy Capt. Scott Phillpott, have come forward to support Weldon’s claims.

San Francisco Mayor warned not to fly on 9/11

San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown receives a travel warning eight hours before the attacks.

Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
Wednesday, September 12, 2001

San Francisco Chronicle
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/09/12/MN229389.DTL 

"For Mayor Willie Brown, the first signs that something was amiss came late Monday when he got a call from what he described as his airport security – – a full eight hours before yesterday’s string of terrorist attacks — advising him that Americans should be cautious about their air travel.

The mayor, who was booked to fly to New York yesterday morning from San Francisco International Airport, said the call "didn’t come in any alarming fashion, which is why I’m hesitant to make an alarming statement."

In fact, at the time, he didn’t pay it much mind.

"It was not an abnormal call. I’m always concerned if my flight is going to be on time, and they always alert me when I ought to be careful."

Exactly where the call came from is a bit of a mystery. The mayor would say only that it came from "my security people at the airport."

Mike McCarron, assistant deputy director at SFO, said the Federal Aviation Administration "routinely" issues security notices about possible threats. He said two or three such notices have been received in the past couple of months,

but none in recent days.

Whatever the case, Brown didn’t think about it again until he was up, dressed and waiting for his ride to the airport for an 8 a.m. flight to New York, where he was to attend a state retirement board meeting. That was when he turned on the TV, and like millions of other Americans, saw the twin towers of the World Trade Center crumble and the Pentagon go up in smoke.

Before the mayor was even out the door, District Attorney Terence Hallinan – – the man Brown said just last week should be recalled — was checking in and offering help.

What followed was a conversation made up of equal parts gravity and formality.

"You know, you’re the first call I’ve gotten on this," Brown said to Hallinan, as they were signing off.

With that, the mayor hung up and headed for City Hall. Along the way, he made the call to close all city buildings for the day and city schools as well.

He also talked with representatives of the Bank of America building and the Transamerica Pyramid, who agreed that because the structures were such high- profile symbols they too should be closed for the day.

Once Brown arrived at City Hall, calls were made in quick order to Municipal Railway director Michael Burns: "I want a complete backup in case anything happens to the subway tunnels," Brown said.

The Coast Guard: "To make sure the bridges were being protected."

And to the health, police and fire departments to make sure they were staffed for the emergency.

The last call went to Tom Ammiano, the mayor’s longtime political nemesis and president of the Board of Supervisors.

"We may have to declare a state of emergency, although it’s not something I want to do at this point because it kicks in all sorts of things — but we may have to be ready," the mayor said.

Ammiano apparently agreed, because an hour or so later — when the two sat next to each other at a city department heads meeting at the command center — the call was made for only a "limited" state of emergency. One that would allow the courts, city offices and schools to close, but still keep the city pretty much in working order.

"What I want," the mayor said, "is for things to be to run as normally as possible, but sagely."

And for the most part they did. As for what comes next?

"With any luck, we’ll be back to normal by tomorrow — but with a heightened sense of awareness," Brown said as he sipped coffee with reporters at Citizen Cake on Grove Street.

But as for long-term safety?

"We can only do what we can," the mayor said, adding, "Hell, if they can’t protect the Pentagon from attack, what can they protect?"

BART BLOCKS: Don’t go looking for a rest room on BART — they’re all locked.

According to BART information officer Ron Rodriguez, a memorandum went out yesterday ordering all station rest rooms to be locked until further notice. They’ve also put out the word to watch for suspicious packages.

THE OTHER BROWN: Over in Oakland, Mayor Jerry Brown was trying his best to keep things normal as well.

"We’re carrying on," Brown said. "I think the most important thing is for people to stay calm and understand that the power of terrorism is psychological.

"The goal is to sow disunity and to undermine our faith in the leadership of the country."

A few blocks away, Democratic pollster Paul Maslin sat in his office high- rise and wondered about the long-term effect of the attacks.

"It’s like one part Pearl Harbor, one part Northern Ireland and one part I don’t know what," was how Maslin summed it up.

Maslin — who does polling for Gov. Gray Davis, among others — said the strangest call he got yesterday was from one of the biggest Democratic consultants in Washington, D.C., who had just bolted his apartment.

"This was a grown man in his 50s, and he was scared out of his wits because he’d heard that a second plane was headed for the Pentagon," Maslin said.

"We can’t even begin to gauge the long-term effects of this yet, but I will say, I don’t think we’ll ever be the same."

Chronicle columnists Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross appear Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays. They can also be heard on KGO Radio on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Matier can be seen regularly on KRON-TV. Got a tip? Call them at


Did the FBI, did Rumseld possess foreknowledge?

Did the FBI know before 9/11 the identities of the alleged hijackers?

Did Rumsfeld know before 9/11 that the attacks would take place? 

 Four 9/11 Moms Battle Bush
  By Gail Sheehy
  The New York Observer


  Thursday 21 August 2003


  In mid-June, F.B.I. director Robert Mueller III and several senior agents in the bureau received a group of about 20 visitors in a briefing room of the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, D.C. The director himself narrated a PowerPoint presentation that summarized the numbers of agents and leads and evidence he and his people had collected in the 18-month course of their ongoing investigation of Penttbom, the clever neologism the bureau had invented to reduce the sites of devastation on 9/11 to one word: Pent for Pentagon, Pen for Pennsylvania, tt for the Twin Towers and bom for the four planes that the government had been forewarned could be used as weapons

The US Government lied

The US government lied

From National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice to the President of the United States George W. Bush, a lie was maintained in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001 – Nobody in our government could have envisioned using aircraft as weapons to fly into buildings. I wonder if someone’s resignation is in order…

 

            Proof: "Discussed for some 40 years"

Homeland Defense and the Transportation Industry: The Civil Aviation and Surface Transportation Sectors.

In the last meeting (May 2001), participants discussed Washington and New York as the most likely targets, even discussing a scenario in which a plane is hijacked and crashed into a high-value target. In fact, this scenario had been discussed for some 40 years, the supposed target typically a nuclear reactor.Denver Council on Foreign Relations Reports

Proof: NORAD Anticipated and Prepared For Aircraft Event

NORAD had drills of jets as weapons
By Steven Komarow and Tom Squitieri, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON

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