1,599. 12/15/1999

CIA Director George Tenet “bragged that the CIA had prevented at least five terrorist outrages between December 1999 and January 2000. But the reality is that both the FBI and the CIA had very little to do with stopping the so-called Millennium attacks. …The credit instead goes to an alert agent of the U.S. Customs Service agent who questioned a suspicious foreign national [Algerian Ahmed Ressam].” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Bill Gertz, Breakdown, Page 60

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