1,635. 1/8/2000

Following the summit of al Qaeda plotters in Malaysia, future 9/11 hijackers Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, along with African embassy bombing planner Khallad bin Atash, flew to Bangkok, Thailand, on January 8, 2000. All three had been tracked by members of the intelligence agencies. “And yet following the January 8 flight, both the FBI and CIA reportedly lost all three terrorists in the Thai capital. Worse, despite having identified al-Midhar as an al Qaeda associate, and realizing that he had a U.S. multientry visa, the CIA never added his name to the TIPOFF Watch List of some 70,000 suspected terrorists.”

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, Page 348

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