5,580. 1/27/2004

Following a hearing on January 27, 2004, the 9/11 Commission reported: “We learned that the FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] did have information before 9/11 warning about the possibility of a hijacking by terrorists affiliated with Usama Bin Ladin and al Qaeda–including suicide hijackings in which an aircraft would be used as a weapon. Yet none of the intelligence was specific. Furthermore, a list of suspected terrorists barred from flying on commercial airplanes before 9/11 ran to only twenty names, whereas a State Department watch list of potential terrorists had more than 60,000 names, including those of two hijackers.”

 РThomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, Without Precedent, Page 138

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