1,551. 9/15/1999

An interagency government report titled ‘The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why,’ was ordered by the CIA and prepared by the Library of Congress. Released in September 1999, it read: ” ‘Al Qaeda’s expected retaliation for the U.S. cruise missile attack against al Qaeda’s training facilities in Afghanistan on August 20, 1998, could take several forms of terrorist attack in the nation’s capital. Al Qaeda could detonate a Chechen-type building-buster bomb at a federal building. Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al Qaeda’s Martyrdom Battalion could crash-land an aircraft packed with high explosives (C-4 and semtex) into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or the White House. [World Trade Center bomber] Ramzi Yousef had planned to do this against the CIA headquarters.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Rex A. Hudson, “The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why,” Library of Congress, Sep. 1999, Page 7

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