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  • 1999 Report Warned of Suicide Hijack

    05/17/2002 10:14:31 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 93 replies · 564+ views
    AP/The Washington Post ^ | Friday, May 17, 2002 12:57PM | John Solomon
    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. The report, entitled the "Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?," described the suicide hijacking as one of several possible retribution...