According to the newspaper The Telegraph (UK), in the spring and summer of 2001, American and Western intelligence agencies received a series of warnings about “something terrible is about to happen”.
Before that, Washington must have known about the 1993 World Trade Center (WTC) car bomb attempt, the 1995 plot to blow up dozens of American planes and the al-Qaeda leader’s call to “kill Americans” Qaeda Osama bin Laden in February 1998.
By August 1998, al-Qaeda was blamed for the deaths of 224 people in attacks on US embassies. Not stopping there, al-Qaeda also bombed the US Navy’s guided missile destroyer – the USS Cole – off the coast of Yemen in October 2000, killing 17 US sailors.
The moment the second plane crashed into the South tower of the World Trade Center (USA) on September 11, 2001. Photo: ZEE NEWS
It was only when suffering a devastating terrorist attack initiated by bin Laden on September 11, 2001, when hijackers controlled four commercial planes, crashed into two WTC towers in New York City, the Pentagon in the capital. Washington D.C. and a field in Pennsylvania that killed nearly 3,000 people, the United States was “stricken” from al-Qaeda.
Newspaper The Telegraph Americans have absolutely every reason to be angry that the government could not prevent the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks despite having received “clear warnings that Islamic terrorists want to kill as many people as possible.” America is better.”
According to CNN, from January to September 2001, the US Federal Aviation Administration released 15 information containing general warnings about terrorist threats. On August 6, 2001, then US President George W. Bush received a memo titled: “Bin Laden is determined to attack us”.
Nearly three weeks before the terrorist attack, on August 23, 2001, the US Central Intelligence Agency sent an urgent notice to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Departments of State, Customs and Immigration, warning them of the fish. people related to bin Laden.
On September 4, 2001, President Bush’s national security team reviewed the draft plan to fight al-Qaeda. They were supposed to present it to him on September 11, 2001, but unfortunately the American leader was out and could not see the manuscript. Finally, tragedy has arrived.
The September 11, 2001 terror commission established by President Bush and Congress released a report in 2004 that concluded the attacks were “shocking but preventable.” . The committee blamed the US military for “unpreparedness” prior to September 11, 2001, while the civilian response to the terror attacks was “arbitrary”.
After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Congress quickly passed the Patriot Act, significantly expanding Americans’ ability to collect private information and confidential communications data.