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Lindsay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 10:36 AM
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CIA Warned of Attack 6 Years Before 9/11
Here's a major shot across the (mal)administration's bow, I think....

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SEPT_11_CIA_...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six years before the Sept. 11 attacks, the CIA warned in a classified report that Islamic extremists likely would strike on U.S. soil at landmarks in Washington or New York, or through the airline industry, according to intelligence officials.

Though hauntingly prescient, the CIA's 1995 National Intelligence Estimate did not yet name Osama bin Laden as a terrorist threat.

But within months the intelligence agency developed enough concern about the wealthy, Saudi-born militant to create a specific unit to track him and his followers, the officials told The Associated Press.

And in 1997, the CIA updated its intelligence estimate to ensure bin Laden appeared on its very first page as an emerging threat, cautioning that his growing movement might translate into attacks on U.S. soil, the officials said, divulging new details about the CIA's 1990s response to the terrorist threat.

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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 10:38 AM
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1. That classified report must have been "actionable."
But within months the intelligence agency developed enough concern about the wealthy, Saudi-born militant to create a specific unit to track him and his followers, the officials told The Associated Press.

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 10:42 AM
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2. This would lay responsibility at Clinton's feet
We have to realize that this information should have caused a review of airport security and at least put locked doors on flights.
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sadiesworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 10:45 AM
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4. Uh...like the Gore commission on airline safety?
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 10:50 AM
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5. yeah cLinton
onLy managed to protect our aviation system for 6 years.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 10:45 AM
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3. This reflects badly on both Bush and Clinton
The real fault lies with Jimmy Carter. He should have let the Soviets smash the mujahedin in Afghanistan instead of giving weapons and money to the likes of Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 11:00 AM
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6. please discuss here
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