September 11 2001
But is was largely ignored. At the same time in Minnesota FBI agents the so called 20th hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui was trying to learn to fly a commercial airliner. French Intelligence tied Moussaoui to Bin Laden. Minnesota FBI agents tried to get a search warrant for Moussaoui computer but were stone walled by the FBI according to Special Agent Coleen Rowley(5 ).
Former Taliban Foreign Minister Wakil Ahmad Muttawakil warned the US of terror attacks (September 11 2001) on the US on July, 2001 (6 ).
US Intelligence know Bin Laden associates discussed crashing an air plane into CIA headquarters in 1995. People affiliated with Ben Laden tried and failed to crash a plane into the Eiffel Tower. They also knew Bin Laden and his associates had a pattern of learning from their mistakes and trying again. Its widely believe Bin Laden made a previous attempt on the Twin towers (7 ).
Former counter terrorism chief counter terrorism Chief Richard Clarke said in 2001 President Bush was warned that Al Qaeda was preparing a massive attack on American soil. These were repeated warning months before the attack(8 ).
Members of an independent commission on 9 11 held hearings, during these hearings it was acknowledge that their was frantic warnings about possible attacks were made. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta was asked "Did this higher level of chatter ... result in any action across the government? I take it your answer is no," to this he answered "That's correct." (9 ).