2,230. 8/5/2001

“Officials…said the CIA had developed general information a month before the attacks that heightened concerns that bin Laden and his followers were increasingly determined to strike on U.S. soil after several strikes overseas. The information indicated bin Laden and his supporters ‘were trying to bring the fight to America’ but details were lacking, a U.S. official told The Associated Press. ‘There was something specific in early August [2001] that said to us that he was determined in striking on U.S. soil,’ the official said, speaking only on condition of anonymity. ‘But there was nothing about who, when, where or how.’ The information prompted the CIA to issue a warning to federal agencies that U.S. interests overseas and stateside should be vigilant, the officials said. The warning, like the intelligence, was vague about how terrorists might strike, the officials said.” [The 5th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – John Solomon, “Florida Man Hospitalized with Anthrax,” Associated Press, Oct. 4, 2001

Categorised in:

Comments are closed here.