A BuzzFlash Reader Commentary
What Bush Knew In July, 2001
May 16, 2002
by Jim Pittman
You've heard that Bush was informed in the summer of 2001 that it was possible that al Qaeda was going to hijack an airplane. Already you can hear the media whores saying "but there was no way to imagine they would be suicide bombers."
What follows is the proof of what His Nibs knew in July of 2001:
to protect summit leaders"
Guardian] Italy has installed a missile defence system at Genoa's airport
to deter airborne attacks during next week's G8 summit,...A land-based
battery of rockets with a range of nine miles and an altitude of 5,000
feet has been positioned in the latest security measure against perceived
threats from terrorists and protesters. ... Unidentified planes, helicopters
and balloons risk being shot down should they drift too close to the heads
of state ...Colonel Alberto Battaglini, of the ministry of defence, said
the precaution was not excessive. "The measure, which was planned
by the previous government, may seem open to criticism, but in reality
it is merely to act as a deterrent against any aerial incursion during
the summit. "They are little missiles ... which only have a deterrent
function to discourage any aerial-led attack and they do not present any
danger to the residents of the city," he said....
"Genoa's Bizarre Fortress Summit"
the CIA station chief in Italy warned the Italian secret services that
al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden's terrorist group, might be planning a suicide
attack on the summit. Italy took security precautions seriously and placed
Spada surface-to-air missiles at strategic locations around Genoa in the
event of a terrorist air attack....
on security for Genoa G8]
missiles, fighter jets and naval ships form part of the security operation,
which is also responsible for defending the summit from attacks by terrorists.
is mapped out like a battle field"
city's airport, where most leaders will arrive, will be closed and air
traffic limited. Strategic factories and plants will get special security
protection. U.S.A. President George W. Bush is clearly the biggest nightmare
for Italian security officials. They are not so much worried by the demonstrators
as by the possibility of a terrorist attack aimed at the president....
G8 summit in Genoa"
is security like for G8? Horrendous. There are upwards of 16,000 troops
and police on duty ... There are missile batteries at the airport to counter
any terrorist threat....
the G8 Information Centre website]
projected theme will be the fight against terrorism - which is becoming
all the more relevant with the alleged reports of a terrorist attack on
the Genoa Summit this July. It has occupied a large part of the G7 Summit
agenda in the past, aircraft hijacking being the first non-economic issue
discussed at a G7 meeting in Bonn 1978. Mr. Bianco indicated that there
is a widespread concern regarding regionalist and nationalist types of
terrorism, in particular if linked to Islamic fundamentalism.
There is more that a more diligent, and not-tired, researcher can find. I remember seeing TV programs at the time that specifically talked about the fear of a plane crashing into the G8, and I believe it was an Egyptian tip that such a thing was planned, but I can't find it right now. I just used Google [G8 Genoa security terror]. Good luck and thanks for all the hard work.
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