Sunday, May 06, 2007

Tenet-Bush Pre-9/11 'Small Talk'

By Robert Parry
May 6, 2007

In late August 2001, when aggressive presidential action might have changed the course of U.S. history, CIA Director George Tenet made a special trip to Crawford, Texas, to get George W. Bush to focus on an imminent threat of a spectacular al-Qaeda attack only to have the conversation descend into meaningless small talk.

Alarmed CIA officials already had held an extraordinary meeting with then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice on July 10 to lay out the accumulating evidence of an impending attack and had delivered on Aug. 6 a special “Presidential Daily Brief” to Bush entitled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US.”

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j said...

So, coupling that with the mysterious behavior of the President on 9-11 (not getting the hell out of Dodge when 'America is under attack'), and the striking way they tried to stifle an investigation (read anything about the Jersey Girls), and the gladness they showed in having their "New Pearl Harbor", and the almost total relaxation of the US air defenses on 9-11 (which had to come from higher up), and the strikingly symmetrical collapses of the two towers, and the inexplicable totally uniform collapse of World Trade Center 7 (see, the lack of any real images of a plane hitting the Pentagon or of any air defenses on the world's most protected building, etc., you have all the circumstantial makings of a plan at the highest levels of government, using al-Queda dupes as a cover, to destabilize the country and remake the US government as a post-Patriot Act secret Neocon cabal.

These people are not operating with any regard for fair play, the sanctity of human life (let alone American lives), or republican (small 'r') rule of law under the US Constitution. While Robert Parry is a great journalist, it seems like he's just beginning to connect the dots leading up to the real truth about the 9-11 Reichstag event, the motives behind it, and the true story of where America has ended up in its aftermath. And he's nowhere close to the mainstream media, which tells you how far away from reality the majority of the media is.

Yet the public has largely caught on, and, while lacking any kind of public spokesperson(s) with strong status in our media-dominated deMockracy, we all know that this administration is no more than a fraud. In fact, the scary thing is that they indulge themselves in this overt fraud so transparently (isn't it obvious by now?) that we all stand there open-mouthed while the court of the Fraud-Prince, George the imbecile, makes off with the crown jewels of our republic in plain view. Actually, no words can adequately describe how this monstrous theft is taking place under the noses of the public. So I'll end there.

lukery said...

there's also this from Sibel Edmonds:
"More than four months prior to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, in April 2001, a long-term FBI informant/asset who had been providing the bureau with information since 1990, provided two FBI agents and a translator with specific information regarding a terrorist attack being planned by Osama bin Laden. This asset/informant was previously a high-level intelligence officer in Iran in charge of intelligence from Afghanistan. Through his contacts in Afghanistan, he received information that: 1) Osama bin Laden was planning a major terrorist attack in the United States targeting four or five major cities; 2) the attack was going to involve airplanes; 3) some of the individuals in charge of carrying out this attack were already in place in the United States; 4) the attack was going to be carried out soon, in a few months. The agents who received this information reported it to their superior, Special Agent in Charge of Counterterrorism Thomas Frields at the FBI Washington Field Office, by filing 302 forms, and the translator translated and documented this information. No action was taken by the special agent in charge, and after 9/11 the agents and the translators were told to "keep quiet" regarding this issue."

saw said...

Bush administration inaction regarding pre-9/11 warnings are only part of the story, as "j's" post points out. There's no need for me to weigh in on any of the specific points "j" raises, but the general lack of response to the attacks once they began has never been seriously examined by Congress or the media, and can't be ignored in any discussion of White House culpability, inadvertent or otherwise.

These two issues go hand-in-hand, and to focus on only the pre-9/11 one is to miss half the story.