Skip to comments.Iranian Man in Germany Warned of Attack (WasAllowed to Ring WhiteHouse &CIA,Wasn't TakenSerious)
Posted on 09/14/2001 1:57:59 AM PDT by t-shirt
September 14, 2001
Iranian Man in Germany Warned of Attack
- Justice Source
Filed at 3:23 a.m. ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - An Iranian man in Germany had warned German and U.S. authorities about a global danger less than a week before the terror attacks in the United States, justice ministry sources said on Friday.
The man, who was in custody in the northern city of Hanover awaiting deportation, had insisted on ringing the White House to warn them of the danger.
``The man was allowed to ring the White House, but there, as well as at the CIA, he was not taken seriously,'' an official from the justice ministry of Lower Saxony told Reuters under condition of anonymity.
The official said authorities in Germany believed the Iranian was mentally ill.
The official said the justice ministry was informed of the man and his warnings on Wednesday, the day after hijacked aircraft crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
The Federal Prosecutor's Office said it would issue a report on the matter later in the day.
One newspaper said the man was now being interviewed by German authorities and by the CIA.
The official said there was still doubt, even after the attacks, that the man really knew about the plot.
Germany has become a focal point for investigations into Tuesday's attacks after it emerged three of the suicide hijackers may have belonged to a Hamburg-based extremist group committed to attacking symbolic U.S. targets.
German authorities have to decide on Friday about whether to keep in custody an airport worker as they extend a probe into a German link to the terror attacks.
Reports of a second man being held were denied by the federal prosecutors office on Friday.
Please pray for the families of the victims and the survivors who were needlessly mass murdered by terrorists.
And especially pray for those who are still trapped in the buildings and rubble.
Are we going to be forced to go after the EU for being a hot bed terrorists?
Sounds like it from all the posts I see on FR about how we should nuke "any nation that harbors,trains,or assists terrorists." Hell,one guy on another thread agreed with me that this means the English would be justified to nuke Boston because of all the money and support the "professional Irish" have given the IRA!
I guess we are not only going to have to nuke Germany,but also going to have to nuke ourselves! After all,WE are the ones who supplied,financed,and trained bin Laden when he was fighting the Soviets,and we even went so far as to give him Stinger missles so he could shoot down aircraft!
Weve Hit the Targets
"Could the bombers have been stopped? NEWSWEEK has learned that while U.S. intelligence received no specific warning, the state of alert had been high during the past two weeks, and a particularly urgent warning may have been received the night before the attacks, causing some top Pentagon brass to cancel a trip. Why that same information was not available to the 266 people who died aboard the four hijacked commercial aircraft may become a hot topic on the Hill."
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