Wednesday, April 18, 2007

France Told CIA in January 2000 About Al Qa'ida Plans to Hijack Airliners

An Update on the "So-called War on Terror"TM
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French newspaper Le Monde adds more fuel to the fire by publishing a story saying that they warned the CIA about al Qa'ida intentions to hijack airplanes nine months before the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The newspaper says it has obtained 328 pages of classified documents that show foreign agents infiltrated al-Qaeda's network.

It produced nine reports between September 2000 and August 2001, including the January 2001 document called 'Plan to hijack an aircraft by Islamic radicals'.

That's reminiscent of the August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing titled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US." Good Lord, how many dots do you have to draw in a straight line before it occurs to George W. Bush's administration to connect them???

Le Monde said the January 2001 report was handed over to a CIA operative in Paris, but that no mention of it was made in the official US September 11 Commission which produced its findings in July 2004.
Why was that? Don't we deserve an explanation?

Le Monde said the documents also show the French believed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was still receiving help from family members and senior officials in Saudi Arabia in advance of the 11 September attacks.
Yes. Like Pakistan's dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf, the Saudis are our allies.

God help us.


Anonymous said...

Any comments about VA Tech? I'm not writing this but out of attitude or disrespect either; I'm just curious if you have any thoughts about it or if this is not the proper forum to discuss that at all. If not, I apologize; please delete my post w/o hesitation.

Dr. Fallon said...

No need to apologize or delete. But, no, I have nothing to say about that tragedy. 32 beautiful lives snuffed out by one deranged mind. It was a tragedy, but a completely random tragedy. It could not have been predicted or prevented.

There is only one issue that I think makes the story notable, and that is the failure of Congress to institute -- or to maintain -- suitable gun control legislation. But that is not the main focus of this blog.

So I'm going to let the whole story pass, and pray for the dead in Virginia.

Dr. Fallon said...

By the way -- I see that you're posting from Reston, Virginia. My deepest condolences to you and to the people of your beautiful state. I've had the opportunity to spend a good amount of time in Virginia several times. It is a beautiful state filled with beautiful people. I've stayed in a log cabin in southwestern Virginia, and driven the Blue Ridge Parkway through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth. I've visited Richmond, Arlington, and Mount Vernon. I know that much of what is best about Virginia is what's best about America.

Don't let the media's fixation on violence get you down. Sensible people know who you are.

Aaron A. said...

This administration was much to worried about gay marriage and the exposed teat of Lady Liberty to worry about terrorism.

At the time, I don't even think terrorism got the evangelical vote.