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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: Gore's speech re civil liberty
    Date: 11/29/2003 10:17:00 PM  

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>Someone help me out here. IIRC, I *think* I remember reading or hearing a
>news report post-9/11 about a study by the CIA, FBI, NSA, or..? ("We're all
>in the same alphabet soup.") Anyway, it was a study that had been done a
>few years BEFORE 9/11 in which they tried to determine ways that terrorists
>might attack us on our soil. And included in that report was the suggestion
>of suicide teams hijacking our planes and crashing them into key buildings.

Further to the point, a few years prior to 9/11, the CIA helped the French to
stop a plan that called for a plane to be hijacked and flown into the Eiffel
Tower. So the idea that such a thing was unheard-of was simply not true.

Even further still to the would be very easy to know what the
administration knew about the coming attacks, but the Bush administration has
lobbied successfully to keep that part of the information from the
congressional 9/11 probe on the grounds of nationa security...which is ironic
since the whole POINT of the inquiry is to strengthen national security by
finding out what went wrong.


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