French intelligence warned their American counterparts, eight months before the September 11, 2001 attacks, that Al Qaeda planned to hijack a US-bound plane, according to documents seen by AFP, reports Khaleej Times.

“Details of the plot by Osama bin Laden’s group was passed to the Central Intelligence Agency’s Paris bureau chief eight months before the attacks on New York and Washington, Le Monde newspaper reported in its account on the report.

“A 2004 report on the September 11 attacks by the US Congress highlighted failures by US intelligence services to gather and share information that might have helped prevent the attacks…”

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SWARAAJ CHAUHAN, International Columnist
Leave a replyComments (8)
  1. White Agent April 16, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    I read about that Swaraaj. Unfortunately the French didn’t translate it into redneck. I’m sure Bush just look at it confused, then threw it in the trash.

  2. C Stanley April 16, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    I was interested to see the context of why the Khaleej Times is reporting this now but the link doesn’t work so I couldn’t read the rest of the article.

  3. SnarkyShark April 16, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    I was never a Bush did 9/11 infowars NWO type conspiracy kind of guy.

    But I am coming more and more to believe that PNAC fanatics new something was coming. They just didn’t think it would be as bad as it was. But they were quite ready to capitalize on it.

    I do believe they did the Anthrax attack against Daschle to cow the Democrats.

    Worked like a charm too.

  4. Dave Schuler April 16, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    I read the article in Le Monde. While it may reflect poorly on the U. S. intelligence apparatus, I don’t see how it’s a criticism of the Bush Administration. Check the calendar.

  5. Nobody April 16, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    The plan was to hijack a US-bound plane flying from Frankfurt in Germany and take it to Kandahar in Afghanistan, according to the file by the DGSE external intelligence service.

    This was from the article. Terrorist had been hijacking planes for years. Why would the USA or Bush or Clinton or anyone stop the presses on this one. Secondly I suspect that given this information that the planes were probably watched much closer in Frankfurt for quite some time.

  6. Sam April 16, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    This seems to have nothing at all to do with 9/11.

  7. Swaraaj Chauhan April 16, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    C. Stanley…the link is working now…

  8. C Stanley April 17, 2007 at 4:59 am

    Thanks, Swaraaj, I’ll check it out.