1,546. 8/15/1999

“The U.S. intelligence community was so aware of the ties among [WTC bomber] Ramzi Yousef, [militant Islamist] Sheikh [Omar Abdel] Rahman, and Osama bin Laden that by August 1999 the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center (DIAC) at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington had produced a link chart showing a direct relationship between Yousef’s 1993 WTC co-conspirators, the Sheikh’s 1995 Day of Terror cell, [al Qaeda double agent] Ali Mohammed, [bin Laden’s personal secretary] Wadih el-Hage, the African Embassy bombing cell, Osama bin Laden, and Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian who many intelligence analysts believe effectively runs the day-to-day operations of al Qaeda.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Lance, Cover Up, Page 210

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