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1999 Report Warned of Suicide Hijack
AP/The Washington Post ^ | Friday, May 17, 2002 12:57PM | John Solomon

Posted on 05/17/2002 10:14:31 AM PDT by nutmeg

Edited on 09/03/2002 4:50:30 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON Exactly two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal report warned the executive branch that Osama bin Laden's terrorists might hijack an airliner and dive bomb it into the Pentagon or other government building.

"Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al-Qaida'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.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1999; 199909; 1999report; 20010911; alqaeda; binladen; c4; cia; ciahq; clinton; govwatch; hijacking; langley; pentagon; pentagonplots; semtex; suicidehijack; terrorwar; whitehouse
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Rush is reading this on air as I format it...
1 posted on 05/17/2002 10:14:32 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg
Rummy's playing hardball now!
2 posted on 05/17/2002 10:16:17 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: nutmeg
Then the real question is: What did Tom Clancey know, and when did he know it?
3 posted on 05/17/2002 10:17:08 AM PDT by KC Burke
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To: nutmeg
Gloves are off.....now

Watch the story die on the vine....it just touched the dems holy grail....the Clinton's......hahahaha!

4 posted on 05/17/2002 10:18:46 AM PDT by Dog
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To: KC Burke
I'd like to know if Clancy has been translated into Arabic.
5 posted on 05/17/2002 10:19:43 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: KC Burke
And there was some very obscure rap band that had a picture of the Twin Towers exploding on their cover and not one of their seven fans reported it to the media.

Negligent bastards.

6 posted on 05/17/2002 10:20:19 AM PDT by dead
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To: KC Burke
LOL! It seems that Clancy was the only one coordinating information for the past five years.
7 posted on 05/17/2002 10:20:24 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: nutmeg
1999 report warned of possible suicide hijackings into federal buildings -AP Breaking News
JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press Writer
(05-17) 10:03 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- Exactly two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal report warned the executive branch that Osama bin Laden's terrorists might hijack an airliner and dive bomb it into the Pentagon or other g...
8 posted on 05/17/2002 10:20:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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FYI
9 posted on 05/17/2002 10:22:04 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg
The democraps made a strategic error 2 days, Bush adminstration realizes it, now so do the democraps.
10 posted on 05/17/2002 10:24:56 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: nutmeg
This whole affair isn't about wrongdoing or finding the truth. It is about knocking down the president. Truth doesn't matter. So, while we defend the prez on a point by point basis, the left still gets their negative message out. We need to go on the offensive.
11 posted on 05/17/2002 10:25:03 AM PDT by umgud
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To: nutmeg
More of "the Legacy" is revealed....
12 posted on 05/17/2002 10:26:09 AM PDT by Frances_Marion
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To: umgud
I think you're on to something.
13 posted on 05/17/2002 10:27:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
And the Clintons did NOTHING.
14 posted on 05/17/2002 10:30:22 AM PDT by hchutch
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To: Bahbah; dead
as Debt of Honor was published in August of '94, I imagine he was wrting it in 1993 at the time of the WTC bombing. There have been plane-bombs discussed and fictionalized a number of times since the Kamikaze ere....I wonder what the earliest reference is to such a thing? That's the guy that we need to blame, LOL.

I understand that bombs on barrage ballons in the civil war were discussed and possibly used. Is it fair to blame Lincoln? I'm sure we can tie the War Between the States in here some where if we just work on it.

15 posted on 05/17/2002 10:30:37 AM PDT by KC Burke
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To: Dog
Watch the story die on the vine....it just touched the dems holy grail....the Clinton's

And of course the story comes out on a Friday afternoon... by Monday it will be ancient history.

16 posted on 05/17/2002 10:33:01 AM PDT by PrivateIdaho
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To: umgud
We need to go on the offensive.

Wait until the day after the election and charge all the dims (maybe a RINO or two) with treason, the evidence should not be hard to find if Ashcroft just surfs around here for a few days. ;-)

17 posted on 05/17/2002 10:33:35 AM PDT by StriperSniper
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To: KC Burke
Today we know the Airlines were notified of general threats and intel committees of both houses of Congress briefed on the same issue. The only thing we don't know is who else knew of the President's plan to take on and take out Osama and Co.? There are indications that the attack dates were moved up. Were any of the intellegence committees briefed in this? We know that a few Dems are hard wired into radical Islamic groups. Dissemination of information like this among those groups could have worked its way to one or more of the participants and could have changed the time table for the attack. It appears that the President was moving quickly to eliminate the threat. Who gave away the plan?
18 posted on 05/17/2002 10:35:00 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: umgud
This whole affair isn't about wrongdoing or finding the truth. It is about knocking down the president. Truth doesn't matter. So, while we defend the prez on a point by point basis, the left still gets their negative message out. We need to go on the offensive.

I totally agree. The left still managed to get their message out. The harried soccer-moms, etc. are only going to hear: "Bush Knew" or "Bush was warned about 9/11 attacks", which of course, is not true.

19 posted on 05/17/2002 10:35:47 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg
THE SOCIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF TERRORISM: WHO BECOMES A TERRORIST AND WHY?

PREFACE


The purpose of this study is to focus attention on the types of individuals and groups that are prone to terrorism (see Glossary) in an effort to help improve U.S. counterterrorist methods and policies.

The emergence of amorphous and largely unknown terrorist individuals and groups operating independently (freelancers) and the new recruitment patterns of some groups, such as recruiting suicide commandos, female and child terrorists, and scientists capable of developing weapons of mass destruction, provide a measure of urgency to increasing our understanding of the psychological and sociological dynamics of terrorist groups and individuals. The approach used in this study is twofold. First, the study examines the relevant literature and assesses the current knowledge of the subject. Second, the study seeks to develop psychological and sociological profiles of foreign terrorist individuals and selected groups to use as case studies in assessing trends, motivations, likely behavior, and actions that might deter such behavior, as well as reveal vulnerabilities that would aid in combating terrorist groups and individuals.

Because this survey is concerned not only with assessing the extensive literature on sociopsychological aspects of terrorism but also providing case studies of about a dozen terrorist groups, it is limited by time constraints and data availability in the amount of attention that it can give to the individual groups, let alone individual leaders or other members. Thus, analysis of the groups and leaders will necessarily be incomplete. A longer study, for example, would allow for the collection and study of the literature produced by each group in the form of autobiographies of former members, group communiqués and manifestos, news media interviews, and other resources. Much information about the terrorist mindset (see Glossary) and decision-making process can be gleaned from such sources. Moreover, there is a language barrier to an examination of the untranslated literature of most of the groups included as case studies herein.

Terrorism databases that profile groups and leaders quickly become outdated, and this report is no exception to that rule. In order to remain current, a terrorism database ideally should be updated periodically. New groups or terrorist leaders may suddenly emerge, and if an established group perpetrates a major terrorist incident, new information on the group is likely to be reported in news media. Even if a group appears to be quiescent, new information may become available about the group from scholarly publications.

There are many variations in the transliteration for both Arabic and Persian. The academic versions tend to be more complex than the popular forms used in the news media and by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS). Thus, the latter usages are used in this study. For example, although Ussamah bin Ladin is the proper transliteration, the more commonly used Osama bin Laden is used in this study

20 posted on 05/17/2002 10:37:04 AM PDT by VRWC_minion
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