On December 16, 1994, "Mohammed Jamal Khalifa (MJK), Osama bin Laden's best friend and former roommate, was captured at a Holiday Inn just twenty-six miles from Ali Mohamed's house in Santa Clara, California. The arrest took place in Morgan Hills, the very Silicon Valley town where [Mohamed's FBI monitor] Special Agent John Zent lived. If this arrest had been properly followed up by the FBI and the Justice Department, it could have led to the seizure of both [World Trade Center bomber] Ramzi Yousef and his uncle [eventual 9/11 mastermind] Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and stopped the 9/11 plot dead in its tracks."
– Triple Cross, Peter Lance, 12/16/1994
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