1,632. 1/5/2000

On January 5, 2000, “al Qaeda operatives held a regrouping session in Malaysia. At least two men who became suspects in the Cole bombing were there, including Tawfiq bin Attash, bin Laden’s head bodyguard. From the West Coast of the U.S. where the LA Airport plot had just been blocked, came two men, Khalid al-Midhar and Nawak al-Hazmi. …The CIA pressed Malaysia intelligence to monitor the early January meeting in Malaysia, so within weeks, the CIA had photos documenting what they would later learn was a planning session for the Cole and September 11 plots.”

 – John Miller, Michael Stone and Chris Mitchell, The Cell, Page 225

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