Daily Archives: April 11, 2004

A Little Something From Aug 6

I’m reading the text from the Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US brief.

Something caught my eye: “The millennium plotting in Canada in 1999 may have been part of Bin Ladin’s first serious attempt to implement a terrorist strike in the US.” I guess the US government recognizes Canada as the 51st state. Just kidding.

No, this actually caught my eye: “[…] Bin Ladin wanted to hijack a US aircraft to gain the release of “Blind Shaykh” ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahman and other US-held extremists.” How could the president have prevented September 11th with that information? Does that even remotely sound like he’s going to use the hijacked aircraft to crash into a building?

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