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  • Trade Center warning baffles police - An urban myth turns out to be true but what does it mean?

    05/28/2002 7:42:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies · 1,696+ views
    MS NBC ^ | NEW YORK, Oct. 12 2001 | By Jonathan Alter
    Trade Center warning baffles police An ‘urban myth’ turns out to be true — but what does it mean? By Jonathan Alter SPECIAL TO MSNBC NEW YORK, Oct. 12 — I went to Brooklyn this week in search of an “urban myth” about the World Trade Center attacks. What I came back with was no longer a myth — it was cold, chilling fact. But it didn’t clear anything up for me; that the “myth” was true only made matters murkier. Was word of the attacks on the street beforehand? I wanted to find out. YOU KNOW the “myths”...
  • Mystery Flight (More info about 2 pass. of KLM flight on the no fly list)

    04/16/2005 9:26:56 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 97 replies · 3,597+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Apr. 25, 2005 issue | Mark Hosenball and Michael Hirsh
    Fifteen minutes after KLM Flight 685 took off from Amsterdam for Mexico City on April 8, Mexican authorities forwarded the names of all the passengers to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The reason: the flight was scheduled to pass through U.S. airspace. by the time the Boeing 747 had finished its three-hour crossing of the Atlantic, Homeland Security screeners were on high alert. The names of two Saudi passengers aboard the KLM flight had begun producing "hits" on the screening center's lists of 70,000 suspect foreigners. The two Saudis, the database reported, were brothers and pilots who had attended...
  • Russia Helped Al-Qaeda, Arming Iran — Intelligence Reports

    03/23/2005 2:14:25 PM PST · by lizol · 32 replies · 664+ views ^ | 22.03.2005
    Russia Helped Al-Qaeda, Arming Iran — Intelligence Reports MosNews New evidence connects Saddam Hussein to support for al-Qaeda before the Sept. 11 attacks, and even more disturbing links between the terrorist network and Russian intelligence, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. According to the report in the premium, online intelligence weekly published by the founder of WorldNetDaily, Moscow is playing a dangerous and duplicitous chess game aimed at shortening the U.S. military occupation of Iraq. In addition to the covert intelligence support provided to al-Qaeda, sources say Russian intelligence personnel met in early January with their Iranian and Indian counterparts to...
  • Russia moved WMDs from Iraq.

    03/06/2005 7:55:18 AM PST · by alienken · 35 replies · 1,875+ views
    Russia Moved Iraqi WMD Charles R. Smith Thursday, March 3, 2005 Moscow Moved Weapons to Syria and Lebanon According to a former top Bush administration official, Russian special forces teams moved weapons of mass destruction out of Iraq to Syria. "I am absolutely sure that Russian Spetsnatz units moved WMD out of Iraq before the war," stated John Shaw, the former deputy undersecretary for international technology security. Story Continues Below According to Shaw, Russian units hid Saddam's arsenal inside Syria and in Lebanon's Bekka valley. "While in Iraq I uncovered detailed information that Spetsnatz units shredded records and moved all...
  • Russia moved Iraqi WMD (not surprised)

    03/03/2005 9:11:07 AM PST · by FeeinTennessee · 121 replies · 3,442+ views ^ | March 3, 2005 | Charles R. Smith
    Russia Moved Iraqi WMD Charles R. Smith Thursday, March 3, 2005 Moscow Moved Weapons to Syria and Lebanon According to a former top Bush administration official, Russian special forces teams moved weapons of mass destruction out of Iraq to Syria. "I am absolutely sure that Russian Spetsnatz units moved WMD out of Iraq before the war," stated John Shaw, the former deputy undersecretary for international technology security. Story Continues Below According to Shaw, Russian units hid Saddam's arsenal inside Syria and in Lebanon's Bekka valley. "While in Iraq I uncovered detailed information that Spetsnatz units shredded records and moved all...
  • Bush team tried to suppress pre-9/11 report (ZOT!!! Help, I'm bein' suppressed!)

    02/11/2005 10:11:56 AM PST · by Charles Riggs · 85 replies · 2,086+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 11 February 2005
    Federal officials were repeatedly warned in the months before the 11 September 2001 terror attacks that Osama bin Laden and al-Qa'ida were planning aircraft hijackings and suicide attacks, according to a new report that the Bush administration has been suppressing. Critics say the new information undermines the government's claim that intelligence about al-Qa'ida's ambitions was "historical" in nature. The independent commission investigating the attacks on New York and Washington concluded that while officials at the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) did receive warnings, they were "lulled into a false sense of security". As a result, "intelligence that indicated a real and...
  • January 2001 Memo Warned Bush of Al Qaeda Threat

    02/11/2005 8:42:28 AM PST · by pissant · 68 replies · 2,239+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/11/05 | JoAnne Allen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newly released memo warned the White House at the start of the Bush administration that al Qaeda represented a threat throughout the Islamic world, a warning that critics said went unheeded by President Bush (news - web sites) until the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The memo dated Jan. 25, 2001 -- five days after Bush took office -- was an essential feature of last year's hearings into intelligence failures before the attacks on New York and Washington. A copy of the document was posted on the National Security Archive Web site on Thursday. The memo, from...
  • Report: FAA Had 52 Pre-9/11 Warnings

    02/10/2005 7:44:42 AM PST · by Max Combined · 42 replies · 1,459+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Feb 10, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK - Federal Aviation Administration (news - web sites) officials received 52 warnings prior to Sept. 11, 2001, from their own security experts about potential al-Qaida attacks, including some that mentioned airline hijackings or suicide attacks, The New York Times reported. The Times said in Thursday editions that a previously undisclosed report by the 9/11 commission that investigated the suicide airliner attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon (news - web sites) detailed warnings given to FAA (news - web sites) leaders from April to Sept. 10, 2001, about the radical Islamic terrorist group and its leader,...
  • 911 - The Man Who Knew

    02/04/2005 6:26:10 AM PST · by Del Rio Wildcat 2 · 27 replies · 1,673+ views
    The Man Who Knew is the story of the life and death of FBI Special Agent John O'Neill. As the bureau's top counter-terrorism agent, O'Neill had investigated the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Africa and the USS Cole in Yemen. For six years, O'Neill was the FBI's leading expert on Al Qaeda. He warned of its reach. He warned of its threat to the U.S. He came to believe that the United States should kill Osama bin Laden before Al Qaeda launched a devastating attack on America. But O'Neill's often lonely voice was muted by a headquarters bureaucracy that...
  • AP: U.S. Foresaw Terror Threats in 1970s

    01/23/2005 2:14:13 PM PST · by Pikamax · 33 replies · 784+ views
    AP ^ | 01/23/05 | FRANK BASS
    AP: U.S. Foresaw Terror Threats in 1970s 1 hour, 7 minutes ago U.S. Government - AP By FRANK BASS and RANDY HERSCHAFT, Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON - Nearly three decades before the Sept. 11 attacks, a high-level government panel developed plans to protect the nation against terrorist acts ranging from radiological "dirty bombs" to airline missile attacks, according to declassified documents obtained by The Associated Press. AP Photo "Unless governments take basic precautions, we will continue to stand at the edge of an awful abyss," Robert Kupperman, chief scientist for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, wrote in a 1977...

    01/10/2005 7:29:30 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 210 replies · 3,201+ views
    YAHOOO VIA AP ^ | 1/10/05
    VATICAN CITY - The Italian cardinal sent by Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II last year to try to dissuade President Bush (news - web sites) from invading Iraq (news - web sites) said Monday the president promised that the U.S. operation would be "quick." Cardinal Pio Laghi visited Bush at the White House on March 5, 2003, to relay the pope's position that dialogue, not arms, should be used to resolve the crisis over Iraq, which the United States accused of harboring weapons of mass destruction. "When I went to Washington as the pope's envoy just before...
  • BRANSON: MY PLOT TO STOP IRAQ WAR (Nelson Mandela Rescue Mission)

    12/18/2004 11:27:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies · 1,507+ views
    Daily Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 18 2004 | Richard Smith
    SIR Richard Branson tried to prevent the Iraq war in a secret deal with Nelson Mandela. The Virgin boss hoped to send the former leader of South Africa to meet Saddam Hussein and persuade him to go into exile. He even got United Nations chief Kofi Annan's approval for the plan, despite fears that Saddam might kidnap Mandela. A private jet was ready to fly the Nobel Peace Prize winner to Iraq. Branson offered to join him on the peace mission. But coalition forces invaded Iraq just before they went. Branson opposed invasion plans and believed if they could offer...
  • Repost: Report Warned Of Suicide Hijackings (May 17, 2002)

    11/21/2004 12:29:29 PM PST · by Snapple · 79 replies · 2,572+ views
    CBS ^ | May 17, 2002 | CBS
    Report Warned Of Suicide Hijackings WASHINGTON, May 17, 2002 Two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, an analysis prepared for U.S. intelligence warned that Osama bin Laden's terrorists could hijack an airliner and fly it into government buildings like the Pentagon. "Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al Qaeda's Martyrdom Battalion could crash-land an aircraft packed with high explosives (C-4 and semtex) into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or the White House," the September 1999 report said. The Bush administration has asserted that no one in government had envisioned a suicide hijacking before it happened. "Had I...
  • Russia: The Cleaning Crew in Iraq

    10/28/2004 8:34:59 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 3 replies · 465+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | October 28, 2004 | Unattributed
    American and European intelligence agencies believe that between January and March, 2003, Russian intelligence and commando units went to Iraq to destroy, as much as possible, evidence of Russian aid to Saddam Hussein during the period of the UN embargo. For over three decades, Russia has been a major supplier of weapons, and weapons technology, to Iraq.  -snip-
  • Russian Special Forces Smuggled Saddam’s Weapons from Iraq to Syria

    10/28/2004 12:32:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies · 1,401+ views
    MOSNEWS, Russia ^ | October 28, 2004
    Russian special forces troops allegedly transferred Saddam Hussein’s weapons and equipment — some of which had been made in Russia — out of Iraq and into Syria weeks before the U.S.-led military operation began in the country in March 2003. In an interview with The Washington Times, John A. Shaw, the deputy undersecretary of defense for international technology security, said Russian troops, working with Iraqi intelligence, “almost certainly” removed the high-explosive material that went missing from the Al-Qaqaa facility, south of Baghdad. “The Russians brought in, just before the war got started, a whole series of military units,” the newspaper...
  • Feb. 2003 UN Report: Saddam Moving Explosives From Al-Qaqaa

    10/26/2004 7:48:19 PM PDT · by concretebob · 80 replies · 2,729+ views ^ | 26 October 2004 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    The United Nations nuclear watchdog group first reported that Saddam Hussein had begun moving stockpiles of explosives from his Al-Qaqaa nuclear weapons facility a month before the U.S. invaded Iraq.
  • Out of Nowhere?

    10/23/2004 1:49:00 PM PDT · by anonymoussierra · 30 replies · 888+ views
    BBC News ^ | By Professor Lawrence Freedman BBC News
    Many felt that the events of September 11 came out of the blue. Security expert Professor Lawrence Freedman, however, considers there was a slow but certain build-up to the day. Here he examines the shape of US involvement in international affairs from the early 1980s. Before September 11 The events of September 11 are the latest, and most far-reaching, of a long series of painful encounters between the United States and the forces of terrorism. In the build-up to those events, and in the history of America's subjection to terrorism, the date of 23 October 1983 is also a highly...
  • How the Left Undermined America's Security Before 9/11

    10/15/2004 2:30:03 PM PDT · by infidel29 · 5 replies · 323+ views ^ | September 10, 2004 | David Horowitz
    While the nation was having a good laugh at the expense of Florida’s hanging chads and butterfly ballots, Mohammed Atta and Marwan al Shehhi were there, in Florida, learning to drive commercial jetliners [and ram them into the World Trade Center towers]. It will take a novelist to paint that broad canvas properly. It will take some deep political thinking to understand how the lackadaisical attitude toward government and the world helped leave the country so unready for the horror that Atta and Shehhi were preparing. —Michael Oreskes, New York Times, October 21, 2001. THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS on the...
  • U.S. military intelligence: Saddam transferred WMD to Syria

    09/24/2004 1:33:49 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 122 replies · 4,441+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 24 September 2004 | Unknown
    The U.S. military continues to back its estimate that the former Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq transferred much of its weapons of mass destruction arsenal to neighboring Syria. U.S. officials said that U.S. Army Intelligence does not share the conclusion that Saddam had abandoned his WMD program before the U.S.-led war against Iraq in 2003. They said military intelligence has attributed the U.S. failure to find Iraqi WMD platforms or munitions to Saddam's transfer of these systems to Syria in late 2002 and early 2003.
  • Iraq's arms

    09/18/2004 1:37:59 AM PDT · by familyop · 18 replies · 1,098+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 17SEP04 | Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough
    The big three arms suppliers were Russia (and the Soviet Union), China and France: Russia supplied 122 different types of arms and a total of nearly 13 million items; China had provided 19 different types of arms and almost 380,000 items; France had supplied 12 different armaments and more than 115,000 items.