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
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.