“Agents in Minneapolis became so frustrated by roadblocks erected by supervisors in Washington [before 9/11] they began to joke that FBI headquarters was becoming an “unwitting accomplice” to Osama bin Laden’s efforts to attack the United States”
~Coleen Rowley, CIA
Coleen Rowley’s Memo to FBI Director Robert Mueller
Who has been the biggest beneficiary from 9/11?
Former Bush aide: US plotted Iraq invasion long before 9/11
11 January 2004
GEORGE Bush’s former treasury secretary Paul O’Neill has revealed that the President took office in January 2001 fully intending to invade Iraq and desperate to find an excuse for pre-emptive war against Saddam Hussein.
O’Neill’s claims tally with long-running investigations by the Sunday Herald which have shown how the Bush cabinet planned a pre-meditated attack on Iraq in order to “regime change” Saddam long before the neoconservative Republicans took power.
And just how would they have justified invading Afghanistan/Iraq without 9/11?
War not realistic option before 9/11
Democrats and Republicans alike told a bipartisan commission Tuesday that neither U.S. nor world opinion would have stood for such aggression before the fall of 2001. It was only after the Sept. 11 attacks that public opinion here and abroad changed enough to make an invasion politically possible
“Frontline” documentary makes case that Cheney used 9/11 to go to war
Why at a time when warnings were abound and the President was receiving memos titled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike”, did we suddenly implement in MAY of 2001 a “Visa Express” program only for Saudis?
911 Panel: FAA Got 52 Warnings in 6 Mos
Classified 9/11 Report Exposes Multiple Attack Warnings
The U.S. introduced the Visa Express program in May of 2001.
The Visa Express program was a U.S. State Department program that allowed residents of Saudi Arabia to enter the U.S. without proving their identities.
A senior State Department official described the program as “an open-door policy for terrorists.” No other country had this system to facilitate easy entry into the country.
Five of the 9/11 hijackers used this method to gain entry in the U.S., including Khalid al-Mihdhar, Abdulaziz al-Omari, Salem al-Hazmi, Saeed al-Ghamdi, and Fayez Banihammad.
While America was “under attack” how did the Secret Service know Bush was safe in a classroom when it was publicly disclosed beforehand where he was going to be?
The Day Before Everything Changed, President Bush Touched Locals’ Lives
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Across Sarasota Bay, at Booker Elementary, Principal Gwendolyn Tose-Rigell watched as Secret Service agents “gently took over” her campus the morning of Sept. 6.
Why the hell would Bush OPPOSE an investigation into 9/11?
Bush Opposes 9/11 Query Panel
(CBS) President Bush took a few minutes during his trip to Europe Thursday to voice his opposition to establishing a special commission to probe how the government dealt with terror warnings before Sept 11.
and then fund it with $3 million in chump change? BTW, for perspective the PODIUM for his “coronation” cost $2.5 million – and the Clinton investigation around $40 million.
911 Commission Funding Woes
Mar. 26, 2003
Is the Bush White House trying to put the brakes on the congressional panel created last fall to investigate 9-11 attacks? Sources tell TIME that the White House brushed off a request quietly made last week by the 9-11 Commission Chairman Tom Kean, the Republican former governor of New Jersey, to boost his budget by $11 million.
The panel has until the end of May 2004 to complete its work, but it will spend the $3 million it was originally allotted by around August 2003 - if it doesn’t get the supplement.
Before 9/11, Bush’s approval was sinking fast – do you really think Bush was overly troubled by 9/11?
Squandering the trauma of September 11
March 11, 2004
“Lucky me, I hit the trifecta,” said George Bush in the immediate aftermath of September 11, according to his budget director. War, recession and national emergency liberated him to soar in the political stratosphere.
How about the defense industry?
Windfalls of War
Hell, Bin Laden helped Bush get reelected to a second term. Why would he ever want to catch him?
Report: Bush says bin Laden helped in election
You can see what a horrible fuckin’ tragedy 9/11 has been for Bush and his crew – why would anybody be suspicious?
Cheney’s Halliburton stock options rose 3,281% last year, senator finds
“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happened, you can bet it was planned that way.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Cricket, cricket, cricket…