1,641. 1/15/2000

“Of all the 9/11 hijackers, these two Saudis [Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi] had the longest records of al Qaeda involvement, and beginning in January 2000, they soon became the most visible of the nineteen operatives. In fact, these two failed pilots appeared on the radar of the NSA [National Security Agency], the CIA, and the FBI so many times in the eighteen months before 9/11 that the U.S. intelligence community had multiple opportunities to thwart the plot.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, Page 332

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