2,193. 7/18/2001

“In late July [2001], as the G-8 Summit approached in Genoa, Italy, there was another spike in the [terrorism] threat level. The head of Russia’s Federal Bodyguard Service reported that Osama bin Laden had directly targeted President [George W.] Bush for assassination at the Summit. CIA Director [George] Tenet expressed concern about the Genoa meeting, and warned again of a ‘major attack’ by al Qaeda. Two days before the summit [July 18, 2001], the FBI issued another warning to U.S. law enforcement agencies, and the FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] urged airlines to ‘use the highest level of caution.’ ”

 – Peter Lance, 1000 Years For Revenge, Page 408

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