Report warned of terror attack before 9/11

by on April 10th, 2004

WASHINGTON – The classified briefing delivered to President Bush five weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks featured information about ongoing al Qaeda activities within the United States, including signs of a terror support network, indications of hijacking preparations and plans for domestic attacks using explosives, according to sources who have seen the document and a review of official accounts and media reports over the past two years.

The information on current threats in the briefing, entitled ”Bin Laden Determined to Strike U.S.,” stands in contrast to repeated assertions by national security advisor Condoleezza Rice and other Bush administration officials as recently as this week that the document is primarily historical and includes no warning or threat information.

The commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks, which has demanded that the document be declassified, referred to it in a March 24 report as “an article for the president’s daily intelligence brief on whether or how terrorists might attack the United States.”

Etalkinghead Staff