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Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Story That Was Ignored As It Came Out the Morning of the Virginia Tech Shooting

Report: France told CIA about plans to hijack planes prior to 9/11

By Reuters

French secret services produced nine reports between September 2000 and August 2001 looking at the Al-Qaida threat to the United States, and knew it planned to hijack an aircraft, the French daily Le Monde said on Monday.

The newspaper said it had obtained 328 pages of classified documents that showed foreign agents had infiltrated Osama bin Laden's network and were carefully tracking its moves. One document prepared in January 2001 was entitled "Plan to hijack an aircraft by Islamic radicals", and said the operation had been discussed in Kabul at the start of 2000 by Al-Qaida, Taliban and Chechen militants. The hijack was meant to happen between March and September 2000 but the planners put it back "because of differences of opinion, particularly over the date, objective and participants," Le Monde said, citing the report.


Le Monde said the French report of January 2001 had been handed over to a CIA operative in Paris, but that no mention of it had ever been made in the official U.S. Sept. 11 Commission, which produced its findings in July 2004.


WaPo and NYTimes pick up the story.

To clarify: I know the French story is "disinfo", but that doesn't mean that there wasn't a desire to cover it up-- and the VT shootings came very conveniently that day. I'm not saying the VT shootings were done JUST to cover up this story, but the real deep-down perps may have timed the shootings to blot out this story.


Blogger Early Wynn said...

What is the point here? One could interpret these articles to mean any number of things - so tell us, what point are YOU (Spooked) trying to make (or imply) by posting them?

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so there *were* planes or there *weren't* planes?

9:53 AM  
Blogger Spooked said...

I thought it was obvious-- that this very damaging story was ignored when the VT shootings occurred.

There was clearly an important "storyline" about planes on 9/11. That doesn't mean real planes hit the towers or the pentagon or in Pennsylvania.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the point this post makes is that the timing of the Vtech massacre coincidentally (conveniently?) overshadowed the release of the news that the U.S. knew that evil foreign guys were planning on highjacking planes in the U.S.

so. here we have bushco apparently not only doing absolutely nothing to stop these evil foreign guys, but actually designing the total destruction/removal of wtc and using this foolish "evil foreign guy" meme as cover for not only that but as justification for invading and occupying afghanistan and iraq in an eternally expensive war on terror against evil foreign guys who coincidentally happen to situated over the largest oil deposits on the planet.

planes? ha.
do any of these look like a real plane?

11:00 AM  
Blogger Early Wynn said...

Isn't it also just as likely that "Le Monde" was asked to spike that particular article until advised about when it would be a "good" day to actually report it?

"good day" - one on which a major event would dominate the news cycle long enough for other stories to overtake a particular story (such as the Le Monde disinformation article).

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

psy-ops all around!
whether an event is actually manufactured or simply taken advantage of, a psy-op is a psy-op.

1:02 PM  

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