BOMBSHELL: CIA Tried to Recruit Two of the 9/11 Hijackers

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Just a month before the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., former White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke, is leveling stunning new charges against former CIA Director George Tenet and the CIA.

In an interview for a radio documentary to be aired next month, according to Clarke, former CIA Director George Tenet and the CIA engaged in a massive cover-up in 2000 and 2001 to hide intelligence from the Bush White House and the FBI that could have prevented the attacks. The charges were were made available to The Daily Beast by the producers of the documentary.

Clarke speculates but cannot prove, the CIA withheld the intel because the agency had been trying to recruit the terrorists, while they were living in Southern California under their own names, to work as CIA agents inside al-Qaeda. After the recruitment effort went sour, senior CIA officers continued to withhold the information from the Bush White House for fear they would be accused of “malfeasance and misfeasance,” according to Clarke.

Clarke’s theory would explain an enduring mystery about the 9/11 attacks: why the CIA failed for so long to tell the Bush White House and senior officials at the FBI that the agency knew two Al Qaeda terrorists had arrived in the United States in January 2000 after attending a terrorist summit meeting in Malaysia the CIA had been secretly monitoring.

Clarke says Tenet and others at the agency would never admit to the truth today “even if you waterboarded them.”

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4 Responses to BOMBSHELL: CIA Tried to Recruit Two of the 9/11 Hijackers

  1. Stephen Iversonn says:

    The is not the first time Richard Clarke made such a charge against the power apparatus in Washington.

    Clarke has said:

    The Afghanistan war was planned before 9/11
    The Iraq war was planned before 9/11

    CIA director George Tenet said under oath the Bush White House wanted to invade Iraq long before 9/11, and inserted “crap” in its justifications for invading Iraq.

    Former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill who was on the National Security Council said the Bush administration planned the Iraq war before 9/11.

    Top British officials say that the U.S. discussed Iraq regime change even before Bush was inserted in the White House.

    In 2000, Cheney said the Bush administration might “have to take military action to forcibly remove Saddam from power.”

    Cheney said Iraqi’s oil fields a national security priority before 9/11.

    Five months before September 11, 2001, the US advocated using force against Iraq to secure control of its oil.

    Everyone from Alan Greenspan, to John McCain, to George W. Bush, and even Sarah Palin the Iraq war was really about oil.

    The Bush administration was looking for a pretext to invade Iraq. 9/11 provided them with one.

    Also, the USA Patriot Act was planned before 9/11. Another “bombshell” from former Counter Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke. He told Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig:

    “After 9/11 the government drew up the Patriot Act within 20 days and it was passed. The USA Patriot Act is huge and I remember someone asking a Justice Department official how did they write such a large statute so quickly, and of course the answer was that it has been sitting in the drawers of the Justice Department for the last 20 years waiting for the event where they would pull it out.”

  2. feminazi says:

    Just like JFK’s murder, I don’t think we will know everything about 9/11 until the principle players are dead and buried. Of this means, at my age I won’t ever know but, maybe my kids and my nephew will have all the details.

  3. Brigadoon says:

    If what Richard Clarke is saying true, then the CIA was complicit in the 9/11 attacks. If known terrorists are on America’s intelligence radar, you don’t try to put them on the payroll. Your options are as follows: arrest the pair, or deport the pair, or kill the pair. Once again, we learn just how incompetent the people are who are hired to keep America and Americans safe.

  4. kenny says:

    Listen to the last 15 mins of this interview to be more inform about the truth of what happen

    http://archive.wbai.org/files/mp3/wbai_110825_120049garynull.mp3

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