"a real and growing threat…"


It turns out the FAA types had more info about possible al Qaeda attacks in the months leading up to 9/11. From the Chicago Tribune account:

In the months before the Sept. 11 attacks, federal aviation officials reviewed dozens of intelligence reports that warned about Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, according to a previously undisclosed report from the Sept. 11 commission.

Some discussed airline hijackings and suicide operations.

But "intelligence that indicated a real and growing threat leading up to 9/11 did not stimulate significant increases in security procedures," the commission report concluded.

Whole story here.

NY Times account here.