4 June 2004

9/11 warnings: mistakes were made

So, that memo which mentioned that Al Qaeda was in America, planning a terrorist action, probably involving hijacking a plane, probably like the attack on the World Trade Center… Remember how we were told there was no reason to take it seriously?

Well, in early 2000 a Muslim spent a ton of money in Atlantic City, then turned himself in to the FBI. He told them that he had been in training, learning to fly a passenger jet. He said that Al Qaeda was planning to hijack a plane, fly it somewhere, and blow it up.

So obviously, they gave him polygraph tests, established he seemed to be telling the truth… and then they let him go back to London, and they forgot about it.

© mathew 2017