5,024. 5/5/2003

” ‘Al Qaeda is here in the Kingdom, [CIA director George] Tenet told Crown Prince Abdullah in Saudi Arabia [following terrorist attacks that targeted Americans in early May 2003]. They will kill you. They are using your country as a launching ground for attacks on the United States. If that happens, it is all over with U.S.-Saudi relations, he warned. Abdullah agreed to massive joint intelligence and police security operations within the Kingdom. Soon, the CIA was giving the Saudis access to more and more sensitive U.S. intelligence, including transcripts of NSA [National Security Agency] intercepts inside Saudi Arabia and the region.” [The 5th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Bob Woodward, State of Denial, Page 204

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