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The 9/11 Story That Got Away
by Carolyn Kay
Wouldn’t it have been nice if someone had told the rest of us about the warnings that Little Miss Run Amok, Judith Miller, talks about in an interview ("The 9/11 Story That Got Away") posted today at AlterNet.org?
I catalogued many of the warnings in the year or so after 9/11, in my What Did They Know And When Did They Know It series. Most of the links to articles don’t work any more, but I captured an essential sentence or two from each article, and there’s enough information about each one to find it in Lexis/Nexis, for those who have a subscription. See especially the pages for the first three questions:
What did George Bush himself know, prior to the attacks?,
Why were certain people warned not to fly on or about September 11 (or even earlier), and not the rest of us?, and
Did the U.S. know that the attacks were going to happen?
I don’t say the Bush administration actually planned and carried out the attacks, as do some netizens. We don’t have to go that far. The fact is that there were plenty of warnings and those warnings were ignored. Consistently. Was it due to incompetence, or was it purposeful? It could only have been one or the other. If it was purposeful, the administration was providing itself the “new Pearl Harbor” that the Project for the New American Century said would be necessary to scare the American people into becoming militaristic. And giving up our freedoms.
Worked pretty well for a while, didn’t it?