collection of compelling articles, which refute, or, at the very least,
call into question, the assertions that Bush and his administration
had no prior knowledge of events that would lead to the 9-11 tragedy.
note about the articles.
sparks fury over claims on September 11 and Iraq war
September 6, 2003
war on terrorism is a smokescreen and that the US knew in advance
about the September 11 attack on New York but, for strategic reasons,
chose not to act on the warnings."
Knew? The unanswered questions of 9/11
September 3, 2003
reporter David Martin revealed that weeks before the attacks, the
CIA had warned Bush personally of Osama Bin Laden’s intent to use
hijacked planes as missiles. That followed the damaging exposure
by The Associated Press’s John Solomon of a pre-9/11 FBI memo from
an officer in Phoenix warning of suspicious Middle Eastern men training
at flight schools—a warning that went unheeded."
Clamps Secrecy on Warnings Before 9/11
August 7, 2003
committee managed, 'inadvertently,' it says, to get some
contents of a key briefing Bush received in August 2001. It included
'FBI judgments about patterns of activity consistent with preparations
for hijackings or other types of attacks; as well as information
acquired in May 2001 that indicated a group of Bin Ladin (sic) supporters
was planning attacks in the United States with explosives.'"
July 31, 2003
U.S. government had received repeated warnings of impending attacks—and
attacks using planes directed at New York and Washington—for several
years. The government never told us about what it knew was coming."
report, Rice remarks in conflict; Investigators say Bush got specific
data on threats
July 29, 2003
briefing given to the president a month before the suicide hijackings
included recent intelligence that al-Qaida was planning to send operatives
to the United States to carry out an attack using high explosives."
Secret Saudi Flight on 9-13 Could be the Key to the Bush-Saudi-Al Qaeda
has to wonder when George W. said, "You're either with us or
against us" - just exactly who he meant by "us." "Us" is
beginning to look like a Bush-Saudi-Al Qaeda conspiracy, especially
when one includes the well-known business ties between George H.
W. Bush, James Baker, and the Bin Laden family through the infamous
Secrets of September 11
April 30, 2003
such CIA briefing, in July 2001, was particularly chilling and prophetic.
It predicted that Osama bin Laden was about to launch a terrorist
strike 'in the coming weeks,' the congressional investigators found.
The intelligence briefing went on to say: 'The attack will be spectacular
and designed to inflict mass casualties against U.S. facilities or
interests. Attack preparations have been made. Attack will occur
with little or no warning.'"
Bush A Liar - or is memory serving him badly?
Posted October 10, 2002
Warned D.C. It Was A Target
September 25, 2002
Minnesota FBI agent investigating Zacarias Moussaoui testified yesterday
that he notified the Secret Service weeks before Sept. 11 that a terror
team might hijack a plane and 'hit the nation's capital.'"
September 24, 2002
FBI supervisor, sounding a prophetic pre-Sept. 11 alarm, warned FBI
headquarters that student pilot Zacarias Moussaoui was so dangerous
he might 'take control of a plane and fly it into the World Trade Center,'
a congressional investigator said in a report Tuesday."
had 12 warnings of aircraft attack
September 19, 2002
intelligence received many more clues before the 11 September attacks
than previously disclosed, that terrorists might hijack planes and turn
them into weapons, a joint congressional committee was told yesterday."
U.S. Was Aware on bin Laden Threat
September 19, 2002
we know that bin Laden had the means and the intent to attack Americans,
both at home and abroad."
Probers Say Agencies Failed to Heed Attack Signs
September 19, 2002
intelligence agencies received many more indications than previously
disclosed that Osama bin Laden's terrorist network was planning imminent
"spectacular" attacks in the summer of 2001 aimed at inflicting
report documents credible clues
September 18, 2002
U.S. intelligence community received a surprising number of credible
reports of a likely terrorist attack prior to Sept. 11, including some
threats to domestic targets, according to a congressional report to
be unveiled today."
knew of 12 plots for jet attacks
September 18, 2002
to attack WTC was among warnings that preceded 9/11, panel told."
Presents 9/11 Intelligence
September 18, 2002
intelligence briefing two months before the Sept. 11 attack warned that
Osama bin Laden ( news - web sites) would launch a spectacular terrorist
attack against U.S. or Israeli interests, congressional investigators
Spy Agencies Had Pre-9/11 Threats on U.S. Soil
September 17, 2002
intelligence agencies picked up threats of attacks inside the United
States and of using airplanes as weapons during the spring and summer
before last year's Sept. 11 attacks, but were more focused on the possibility
of an assault overseas, a congressional source said on Tuesday."
July 26, 2001
response to inquiries from CBS News over why Ashcroft was traveling
exclusively by leased jet aircraft instead of commercial airlines, the
Justice Department cited what it called a "threat assessment"
by the FBI, and said Ashcroft has been advised to travel only by private
jet for the remainder of his term."
briefed on hijacking threat before September 11
May 16, 2002
Bush's daily intelligence briefings in the weeks leading up to the September
11 terror attacks included a warning of the possibility that Osama bin
Laden's al Qaeda network would attempt to hijack a U.S.-based airliner,
senior administration officials said Wednesday."
The Taliban minister, the US envoy and the warning of September 11 that
September 7, 2002
before the terrorist attacks on 11 September, the United States and
the United Nations ignored warnings from a secret Taliban emissary that
Osama bin Laden was planning a huge attack on American soil."
would Osama bin Laden want to kill Dubya, his former business partner?
July 3, 2001
plot by Saudi master terrorist, Osama bin Laden, to assassinate Dubya
during the July 20 economic summit of world leaders, was uncovered after
dozens of suspected Islamic militants linked to bin Laden's international
terror network were arrested in Frankfurt, Germany, and Milan, Italy,
Laden’s Relatives Evacuated From NYC
October 2, 2001
Tyler of the New York Times is reporting from Washington: 'In the first
days after the attacks on Sept. 11, the Saudi Arabian ambasador to Washington,
Prince Bandar ibn Sultan, supervised the urgent evacuation of 24 members
of Osama bin Laden's extended family from ther United States fearing
they might be subjected to violence.'"
Pearl Harbor: The latest NSA revelations suggest the 9-11 plot could have
June 21, 2002
news that the National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted two messages
the day before the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks -- messages
that indicated imminent action -- obliges us to reconsider whether the
airliner hijackings that led to 3,000 lost lives and $20 billion in
property damage could have been foiled."
Al-Qaida monitored U.S. negotiations with Taliban over oil pipeline
June 5, 2002
memo by military chief Mohammed Atef raises new questions about whether
failed U.S. efforts to reform Afghanistan's radical regime -- and build
the pipeline -- set the stage for Sept. 11."
had agents inside al-Qaeda
June 4, 2002
intelligence overheard al-Qaeda operatives discussing a major pending
terrorist attack in the weeks prior to Sept. 11 and had agents inside
the terror group, but the intercepts and field reports didn't specify
where or when a strike might occur, according to U.S. officials. The
disclosures add to a growing body of evidence to be examined in congressional
hearings that open today into how the CIA, FBI and other agencies failed
to seize on intelligence pointing to the deadliest terror attack in
To Ashcroft Proves Threat Was Known Before 9/11
let them fool you, folks: They knew.
might have been surprised by the ferocity of the attacks, but the highest-ranking
members of the George W. Bush administration knew before Sept. 11 that
something terrible was going to happen soon."
Warned U.S. of a Qaeda Plot, Mubarak Asserts
June 3, 2002
intelligence warned American officials about a week before Sept. 11
that Osama bin Laden's network was in the advance stages of executing
a significant operation against an American target, President Hosni
Mubarak said in an interview on Sunday."
Ignored Warnings From French
May 28, 2002
key point in unraveling why the FBI failed to follow up leads on Al
Qaeda terrorism now centers on the Bureau's contemptuously brushing
aside warnings from French intelligence a few days before 9-11."
of the Week: Condoleezza Rice Abroad at home.
May 23, 2002
overwhelming bulk of the evidence was that this was an attack that was
likely to take place overseas."
- White House National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, in a May
16 news briefing.
Laden Determined to Strike in U.S."
of the CIA's Aug. 6 briefing memo to President Bush . . .
a Counterterrorism Breakdown
Timeline Shows Failure to Connect Key Clues Before Sept. 11
May 23, 2002
are questioning what the administration knew and when. NPR's Mike Shuster
reports on Morning Edition that government agencies had several clues
that might have triggered alarms in the months before Sept. 11. But
no one put them together."
was warned that Moussaoui had close ties to al-Qaida, analyst says
May 23, 2002
knew what, and when? Could the FBI have prevented the Sept. 11 attacks?"
for planes: White House hides behind veil of executive privilege
May 22, 2002
National Security Advisor Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger was "totally
preoccupied" with the prospect of a domestic terror attack. He
warned his replacement, Condoleezza Rice, "You will be spending
more time on this issue than on any other." Problem was, she didn't."
U.S. ignored foreign warnings, too
May 21, 2002
the hubbub about what the White House did or didn't know before Sept.
11 dies down, Congressional or other investigators should consider the
specific warnings that friendly Arab intelligence services sent to Washington
in the summer of 2001."
knew of terrorist plot to hijack US planes
May 20, 2002
Bush received specific warnings in the weeks before 11 September that
an attack inside the United States was being planned by Osama bin Laden's
al-Qaeda network, US government sources said yesterday."
warned US to expect September 11 al-Qaeda hijackings
May 19, 2002
gave President Bush a categorical warning to expect multiple airline
hijackings by the al-Qaeda network a month before the September 11 attacks
which killed nearly 3000 people and triggered the international war
planned for attack on al-Qaida
May 16, 2002
Bush was expected to sign detailed plans for a worldwide war against
al-Qaida two days before Sept. 11 but did not have the chance before
the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, U.S. and foreign sources
told NBC News."
Was Warned bin Laden Wanted to Hijack Planes
May 15, 2002
White House said tonight that President Bush had been warned by American
intelligence agencies in early August that Osama bin Laden was seeking
to hijack aircraft..."
agents told: Back off bin Ladens
November 7, 2001
special agents were told to back off the bin Laden family and the Saudi
royals soon after George Bush became president, although that has all
changed since September 11, it was reported today."
reportedly made test runs
October 11, 2001
a six-hour flight from Boston to Los Angeles in August, movie actor
James Woods said te only passengers besides himself seated in first-class
were four men who he said appeared to be Middle Eastern in origin. Woods
said the four neither ate nor drank, did not read or sleep and talkedto
each other in whispers.
Sept. 12, Woods called the FBI to tell investigators about his experience.
He was interviewed by agents on Sept. 13, but has had no comment."
‘We’re At War’
September 24th, 2001
Sept. 10, NEWSWEEK has learned, a group of top Pentagon officials suddenly
canceled travel plans for the next morning, apparently because of security
'planned attack on Taleban'
September 18, 2001
"A former Pakistani diplomat has told the BBC that the US was planning
military action against Osama Bin Laden and the Taleban even before
last week's attacks."
security issued urgent warning to CIA of large-scale terror attacks
September 16, 2001
intelligence officials say that they warned their counterparts in the
United States last month that large-scale terrorist attacks on highly
visible targets on the American mainland were imminent."
Brown got low-key early warning about air travel
September 12, 2001
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
September 12, 2001
on Wednesday, two former senators, the bipartisan co-chairs of a Defense
Department-chartered commission on national security, spoke with something
between frustration and regret about how White House officials failed
to embrace any of the recommendations to prevent acts of domestic terrorism
delivered earlier this year."
Bush signs Executive Order allowing him to declare martial law in Florida...
September 7, 2001
on the potential massive damage to life and property that may result
from an act of terrorism at a Florida port, the necessity to protect
life and property from such acts of terrorism..."
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