“The FBI had in hand at least two intelligence warnings…about terrorist attacks in Africa. …One…in August 1997–a year before the embassy bombings. …the FBI discovered a letter…planning the bombings that would be carried out a year later. Incredibly, this invaluable intelligence was never put to use. The failure cost hundreds of lives.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Bill Gertz, Breakdown, Page 17