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    What part of the evidence on the newly declassified FAA warnings doesn't add up for you?

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 - In the months before the Sept. 11 attacks, federal aviation officials reviewed dozens of intelligence reports that warned about Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, some of which specifically discussed airline hijackings and suicide operations, according to a previously undisclosed report from the 9/11 commission.

    Among other things, the report says that leaders of the F.A.A. received 52 intelligence reports from their security branch that mentioned Mr. bin Laden or Al Qaeda from April to Sept. 10, 2001. That represented half of all the intelligence summaries in that time.

    Five of the intelligence reports specifically mentioned Al Qaeda's training or capability to conduct hijackings, the report said.

    So, you would chalk the entire context of warnings, from Clarke's memo through the summer of hair on fire and right up to 9/10 to incompetence?  They must be the most incompetent mofos in history.

    •  "the most incompetent mofo's in history" (none)
      exactly.

      But it also has to do with ideology.  Their neo-Realism was the reason that, initially, their main defense focus was on missile defense shields, ten years after the end of the cold war.  It also explains why they dismiss trans-national terrorism and even post-9/11 can't get past their focus on naion-states.  

       

      "If immortality is found in the absence of time rather than infinite stretches of time, then those who live in the present live forever."

      by WAmod on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 08:07:48 PM PST

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