- Nov 30, 2004
- Northern Virginia, USA
- 2007 Durango
Firecat said:It depends how you frame it, the scenarios as you wrote them are very leading....
On the same hand I could rewrite the first scenario as:-
1.) A group of 19 men organized in several countries, created an elaborate plan undetected by all intelligence agencies and carried out a precise attack on infrastructure in the United States. All financed by a man living in a cave.
That said, I've mentioned before that I don't really buy most of the conspiracy theories out there. We do know that intelligence agencies in this country has some type of knowledge of an impending attack, they likely just dismissed it as nonsence (as opposed to malice). And I do believe that the perpetrators of the attacks had some kind of assistance from foreign governments and/or other intelligence agencies (from other countries) has knowledge of the attack and withheld it.
I agree, I don't believe the government didn't know about it, but unfortunately it was lost in the shuffle. The problem with it though is that there are likely thousands of leads to possible attacks that the government would have to hunt down each and every day, and they'd have to identify the threat levels for each of those leads. It really is a needle in a haystack, for every one real terrorist attack there are plenty of "idle" threats.
I wouldn't necessarily say that attack was actively dismissed, but if it was worded as you put it above, it probably would have elicited the same reaction from an FBI agent, who was more concerned with other more imminent or credible threats.
Also another thing to the conspiracy theorists, how is it that this administration is keeping the "truth" about 9/11 under wraps when they can't even keep their own people out of the news for leaking classified information.