2,184. 7/12/2001

“On July 12 of that year [2001], Assistant FBI Director Dale Watson, chief of the counterterrorism division, told the National Governors Association that a significant terrorist attack was likely on U.S. soil. ‘I’m not a gloom-and-doom-type person,’ he said. ‘But I will tell you this. [We are] headed for an incident inside the United States.’ ”

 – Knut Royce and Tom Brune, “FBI Disputes Rice Testimony, Says pre-9/11 Probes did not Focus on al Qaeda,” Newsday, April 10, 2004

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