CURE BETTER THAN PREVENTION
USA Knew About 9/11 Two Years Earlier!
Joseph Stedul - Javno.com (Croatia)
James Bamford reveals some shocking facts in his latest book “The Shadow Factory”, of which the most innocent allegations are those of wiretapping and violating the privacy of Americans.
The claim that is stressed the most is that the secret services, first and foremost the “No Such Agency” (as the NSA is sometimes ironically called), knew about the perpetrators of the September 11 attacks two years before the attacks were carried out. Not only that, but that the attackers were in the “backyard” of the NSA and that is where they carried out their calls that were recorded and which were easily traced.
Bamford talked about his latest book “The Shadow Factory” with military reservist and former sergeant of the military intelligence service Adrienne Kinne and navy linguist David Murfee Faulk, two very unpopular people inside the NSA recently. They warned of disputed activities of that branch of the American government.
Humanitarians, non governmental institutions and US citizens were monitored
What is legal and what is not, is not totally clear, says Bamford. He said that wiretapping, or spying, is usually regulated by an old law on foreign intelligence gathering, and currently in power are the laws called USSID 18 (United States Signals Intelligence Directive 18), which are rated above Top-Secret.
Furthermore, Bamford explained that the NSA knew about the WTC attacks much earlier than they occurred.
In the NSA’s backyard
NSA operatives intercepted a telephone conversation from a house in Jemen, in which it is discovered that Osama bin Laden is sending two of his supporters, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi to a meeting in Kuala Lumpur. The CIA placed surveillance in Kuala Lumpur, but lost the two terrorists, who fled to California in the mean time, and had no problems passing through customs. Despite the fact that the NSA had the names and surnames of the two attackers, did not monitor the airports.
The pair lived in San Diego at first, and often contacted the house in Yemen, which the NSA knew about, intercepting a number of their telephone conversations. Not only that, moving around the USA, a few months before the attacks, the duo lived in a motel room across the road from the NSA headquarters in Laurel, Maryland.
The NSA made a big mistake just before the attacks, because general Hayden, the director of the NSA, did not report the terrorists that would attack the Pentagon in the USA. This is how the head of the agency helped the terrorists carry out the September 11, 2001 attacks. After that, probably to make up for it, Hayden did not protest when the Bush administration started to put pressure on him with unauthorized wiretapping of American citizens, which seriously violated US citizens’ privacy, and cost enormous amounts of money which yielded no results.
Hayden, considers James Bamford, should have stood up to Bush like the leaders of the FBI, justice system and state attorney.
“Illegal” is only “legal” with “il” at the beginning
Also, it is suspected that the American secret services carried out the illegal wiretapping on the optic cables of the American telecommunications company AT&T, and that in San Francisco a premises was set up for the NSA and CIA to control the flow of information.
The bad work of the American secret services led to the execution of the WTC attacks, claims Bamford, stressing that the USA carries out a huge number of wiretappings, and that there is data that is analysed in many ways. Again, concluded Bedford, the public is more or less poorly informed about this data, or anything else that occurs in the intelligence sector.