What we have here … is a failure to communicate.

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Two damming articles: The first points out that we knew planes could and would be used as weapons. The second that we had an FBI informant living with two of the hijackers!

”I don’t think anyone could have predicted that . . . they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile.”

From the terrorism report, page 12:

The first World Trade Center bombing, the New York City landmarks plot, and the Bojinka Plot are significant, in terms of this inquiry, for several reasons:

* They indicated a growing threat from individuals who ascribed to a radical interpretation of Sunni Islam. Usama Bin Ladin emerged in this same timeframe as a promoter of this ideology;<br /> <br /> * These plots involved efforts to inflict mass casualties;<br /> <br /> * The incidents confirmed that international terrorists were interested in attacking symbolic targets within the United States, including the World Trade Center;<br /> <br /> * They provided a data point on a terrorist group discussing a plan to use an aircraft as a weapon.&#8221; </blockquote> 

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  (An article by M. Isikoff with help from Janet Reno)<br />

    &#8220;At first, FBI director Bob Mueller insisted there was nothing the bureau could have done to penetrate the 9-11 plot. That account has been modified over time 
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