[T]he U.S. government—pre-PATRIOT Act, pre-NSA wiretaps and all—had and missed clear opportunities to stop 9/11. The FBI uniquely and repeatedly punted carefully gathered evidence of an attack in favor of adherence to bureaucratic hierarchies and power trips.
The testimony of FBI agent Harry Samit forever buries the quaint notion that 9/11 was unforeseen and unpreventable. Beginning with Moussaoui's August 16, 2001 arrest Samit mounted a global and indefatigable investigation of the man and concluded that an attack involving hijacked airplanes was imminent.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
In the above-linked article, Jeff A. Taylor of Reason magazine summarizes FBI testimony in the Moussaoui trial revealing bureaucratic SNAFU's leading up to 9/11. Give it a read.
Posted by Steve Tapp at 9:15 AM