F.A.A. Alerted on Qaeda in '98, 9/11 Panel Said

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Yes you see, but no one expected them to do it.

    Or, um.

    No one told me?

    let's see. There's got to be something Bush can say...
     
  3. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    Did anyone think that the Levees would break?

    Wait, different disaster, same excuse.

    How long can this possibly be acceptable?
     
  4. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    There's no way he could have known that that 19 individuals would hijack three cross-country flights. He'd heard some ideas, but no one said "19 on 3."

    And even if they had, how was he supposed to know the flight numbers?
     
  5. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I get your point, but actually they hijacked 4 flights.
     
  6. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Remember, other people (FBI? FAA?) had warned that a number of Arabs were taking flight training in Florida under suspicious circumstances. (I.e., they were more interested in flying than in taking off and landing.) You put two and two together and...

    The fact that this information was previously blacked out is hardly surprising. The Bush administration is probably the most secretive in history. And while the "official" reason is national security, as often as not the real reason is CYA.
     
  7. wrxguy macrumors 6502a

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    Does this suprise anyone?? The whole adminisration was alerted to Al Queda years before the attack...the night before the attack bush had dinner with some of Bin Ladens family..
     
  8. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    I don't find it difficult to believe that Bush knew that a terrorist attack would further his agenda.
     
  9. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Damn, I knew this was Clinton's fault! Look, Clinton knew and did nothing!

    Had to get that out there before someone else did. You know it's coming.
     
  10. Advance The Man macrumors 6502

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    You mean years before the attack, like before he was in office?
     
  11. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Obviously there's some bad intelligence. Time to form a new cabinet-level position.
     
  12. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    Which obviously exempts Bush from picking up the dropped ball.
     
  13. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    I hope it's becoming abundantly clear that the Patriot acts are entirely un-American and should be repealed or allowed to lapse (meaning whichever provisions had sunset clauses).

    The "reasoning" for the Patriot acts has been exposed as a total fraud.
     
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    Happy accident?
     
  16. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    No, everything that's happened *since* 9-11 is George's fault. This includes not even attempting to solve the problem of global warming or fossil fuel dependence, cutting taxes while engaging in wars, starting wars based on false-intelligence, letting Osama get away, violating civil and human rights with his patriot act and gitmo abuses, and focusing so narrowly on terrorism that he's forgotten that government's primary repsonsibilty isn't waging war and killing people abroad while his own citizens die of neglect at home.
     

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