1,624. 1/5/2000

Based on the confession of Mohamed Rashed al-‘Owali, the Saudi who drove the bomb-laden truck in the August 1998 embassy bombing in Kenya, the FBI learned of a safehouse in Yemen that was “being used as an al Qaeda ‘logistics center’…to patch through phone calls from bin Laden operatives worldwide…As a result, the NSA [National Security Agency] and CIA planted bugs inside the house, installed phone traps, and even went so far as to monitor visitors coming in and out of the dwelling using spy satellites.” The phone line in the house “led the CIA to the discovery of the single most important al Qaeda planning session prior to the 9/11 attacks. It was scheduled for January 5-8, 2000, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia…”

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, Page 333

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