Disconnecting the Dots: How 9/11 Was Allowed to Happen [NOOK Book]

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Questioning actions taken by American intelligence agencies prior to 9/11, this investigation charges that the CIA and NSA repeatedly and deliberately withheld information from the FBI, thereby allowing hijackers to attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Pinpointing a CIA deputy unit chief, Tom Wilshire, and his manager, Richard Blee, as being primarily responsible for many of the intelligence failures, this account analyzes the circumstances in which critical intelligence information was kept from ...

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Overview

Questioning actions taken by American intelligence agencies prior to 9/11, this investigation charges that the CIA and NSA repeatedly and deliberately withheld information from the FBI, thereby allowing hijackers to attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Pinpointing a CIA deputy unit chief, Tom Wilshire, and his manager, Richard Blee, as being primarily responsible for many of the intelligence failures, this account analyzes the circumstances in which critical intelligence information was kept from FBI investigators in the wider context of the CIA’s operations against al-Qaeda, concluding that the information was intentionally omitted in order to allow an al-Qaeda attack to go forward against the United States. The book also looks at the findings of the four main 9/11 investigations, claiming they omitted key facts and were blind to the purposefulness of the wrongdoing they investigated. Additionally, it asserts that Blee was involved in key post-9/11 events and further intelligence failures, including the failure to capture Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora and the CIA's rendition and torture program.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936296194
  • Publisher: Trine Day
  • Publication date: 6/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Kevin Fenton has a degree in law from Liverpool University. He currently works as a translator.

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Table of Contents

Prologue-Every place that something could have gone wrong in this over a year and a half, it went wrong 1

Part 1 Sana's, Yemen

1 The [NSA] refused to exploit the conduit and threatened legal action against the Agency officer who advised of its existence 7

2 One of the most important pieces of information the FBI would ever discover 13

3 [Redacted] 22

4 A secret coded indicator placed there by the Saudi government, warning of possible terrorist affiliation 28

Part 2 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5 This is not a matter for the FBI 37

6 She stated that she had no recollection 50

7 He did not know why James briefed him about the Almihdhar information 55

8 Something apparently was dropped somewhere and we don't know where that was 59

9 There was pressure on people not to disclose what really happened 62

10 Amongst the finest we have 67

11 It appears Barbara Grewe conducted the interviews with "John" and "Jane" 71

12 Who chaired that meeting? Khalid Shaikh Mohammed chaired that meeting 82

13 There is no evidence of any tracking efforts 97

14 Captain Queeg 106

15 I know nobody read that cable 116

16 AA 77-3 indiv have been followed since Millennium + Cole 127

17 The FBI could have potentially linked them through financial records to the other Flight 77 hijackers 131

Part 3 San Diego

18 Two al-Qaeda guys living in California-are you kidding me? 139

19 [The CIA's Counterterrorist Center] sent one officer to NSA for a brief period of time in 2000, but failed to send others, citing resource constraints 146

20 [As a result, NSA regularly provided information about these targets to the FBI...] 149

21 Neither the contents of the calls nor the physics of the intercepts allowed us to determine that one end of the calls was in the United States 154

22 For the commission's staff, Fort Meade might as well have been Kabul 156

23 SOCOM lawyers would not permit the sharing of the U.S. person information regarding terrorists located domestically due to "fear of potential blowback" 168

Part 4 Aden, Yemen

24 Further connections had been made between Almihdhar and al-Qaeda 177

25 As far as the Cole bombing, a U.S. investigator said the phone was used by the bombers to "put everything together" 180

26 One has also been identified as playing key roles in both the East African Embassy attacks and the USS Cole attack 186

27 This is a high threshold to cross 190

28 Hampered the pursuit of justice in the death of 17 American sailors 193

29 The "Khallad" mentioned by al-Quso could actually be Khalid Almihdhar or one of his associates 201

30 In addition, the cable identified the third traveler as Salah Saeed Mohammed Bin Yousaf 210

31 The number that he called in Yemen to reach Ahmed al-Hada was 9671200578 214

Part 5 Washington and New York

32 He was focused on Malaysia 225

33 "John" asked her to do the research in her free time 230

34 Someone saw something that wasn't there 243

35 Shouting match 248

36 What's the story with the Almihdhar information, when is it going to get passed... when is it going to get passed 256

37 The bad guys were in Yemen on this conversation 259

38 How bad things look in Malaysia 265

39 Major-league killer 270

40 Khalid Midhar should be very high interest anyway 274

41 They're coming here 283

42 The Minneapolis Airplane IV crowd 289

43 I had no idea that the Bureau wasn't aware of what its own people were doing 300

44 Donna was unable to recall how she first discovered the information on the Khallad identification 307

45 If this guy is in the country, it's not because he's going to fucking Disneyland 310

46 Someday someone will die 323

47 He ran into the bathroom and retched 337

48 Searches of readily available databases could have unearthed the driver's licenses, the car registration, and the telephone listing 341

49 Find and kill... Khalid Shaikh Mohammed 356

50 We didn't know they were here until it was too late 365

Epilogue-They were lucky over and over again 370

Appendix A And over again 383

Appendix B Alhazmi and Almihdhar were Saudi agents 387

Documents 393

Bibliography 404

Index 407

Acknowledgements 419

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