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 Post subject: September 11, 2001: The French Knew Much About It
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:41 am 
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http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041707J.shtml

It's an impressive mass of documents. From a distance, one would imagine a doctoral thesis. On closer inspection: nothing of the kind. Red stamps "Confidential-Defense" and "Strictly National Usage" on every page. At the top on the left, a royal blue logo: that of the DGSE, Direction générale des services extérieurs [General Directorate for Foreign Services], the French secret services. In total, 328 classified pages. Notes, reports, syntheses and summaries, maps, graphs, organization charts, satellite photos. All exclusively devoted to al-Qaeda, its leaders, its seconds-in-command, its hide-outs and training camps. Also to its financial supports. Nothing less than the fundamentals of the DGSE reports compiled between July 2000 and October 2001. A veritable encyclopedia.

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As with all intelligence mentioning risks against American interests, the memo was passed on to the CIA by the DGSE's service for foreign relations, responsible for cooperation between allies (since renamed liaisons service). Its first recipient is Paris CIA Station Head Bill Murray, a French speaker with a John Wayne physique, since returned to the United States. We were able to make contact, but Mr. Murray did not want to respond to our requests. Pierre-Antoine Lorenzi, whose responsibilities at the DGSE then covered questions relative to cooperation with foreign agencies, cannot conceive that the intelligence should not have been handed over to him. "That is typically the type of information that is passed along to the CIA. It would even have been a professional error not to have done so."

On the other side of the Atlantic, two former CIA agents who specialized in al-Qaeda, and whom we solicited, did not remember any specific alerts sent by the DGSE. Neither Gary Berntsen, a member of the agency's operations directorate from 1982 to 2005, nor Michael Scheuer, former head of the bin Laden team at CIA headquarters, remembered specific intelligence from the DGSE.


So what is the true story? Would the CIA lie to us? Really?

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Additionally -- besides about every nation reporting to us that terrorists were planning to a strike against us -- the Russians had a lot of information that they were putting in front of the White House and our intelligence agencies -- but what they kept seeing was Bush's "Operation Ignore."

The Russians had a lot of specific information about the hijackers and their plans.

Finally, the Russians went to the United Nations Security Council with their information and concerns.

In AUGUST just before the attacks, the United Nations sent representatives to the White House and to our various intelligence agencies to repeat the information -- to be sure that the US had the information.

Guess it got misplaced . . . :oops:


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Is this the daily briefing memo that Bush received at his ranch, but didn't bother to read?

Doesn't it seem impossible our government didn't know what was coming?

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