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WikiLeaks and 9/11: What if?


If WikiLeaks had been around in 2001, could the events of 9/11 have been prevented? The idea is worth considering.

The organization has drawn both high praise and searing criticism for its mission of publishing leaked documents without revealing their source, but we suspect the world hasn’t yet fully seen its potential. Let us explain.

There were a lot of us in the run-up to Sept. 11 who had seen warning signs that something devastating might be in the planning stages. But we worked for ossified bureaucracies incapable of acting quickly and decisively. Lately, the two of us have been wondering how things might have been different if there had been a quick, confidential way to get information out.

One of us, Coleen Rowley, was a special agent/legal counsel at the FBI’s Minneapolis division and worked closely with those who arrested would-be terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui on an immigration violation less than a month before the World Trade Center was destroyed.

Following up on a tip from flight school instructors who had become suspicious of the French Moroccan who claimed to want to fly a jet as an “ego boost,” Special Agent Harry Samit and an INS colleague had detained Moussaoui. A foreign intelligence service promptly reported that he had connections with a foreign terrorist group, but FBI officials in Washington inexplicably turned down Samit’s request for authority to search Moussaoui’s laptop computer and personal effects.

Those same officials stonewalled Samit’s supervisor, who pleaded with them in late August 2001 that he was “trying to keep someone from taking a plane and crashing into the World Trade Center.” (Yes, he was that explicit.) Later, testifying at Moussaoui’s trial, Samit testified that he believed the behavior of his FBI superiors in Washington constituted “criminal negligence.”


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"The 9/11 Commission ultimately concluded that Moussaoui was most likely being primed as a Sept. 11 replacement pilot and that the hijackers probably would have postponed their strike if information about his arrest had been announced." - As is well known, the 9/11 Commission was false, so say many that were part of the conspiracy. Those wanting to clear their names have come forward from the beggining of this government 9/11 Commission to openly state so. I question this 9/11 truth site for what it is doing in an attempt to further the false U.S. government lies that hijackers flew planes into those two towers. All the evidence is available for anyone to read that would do their own research on what really happened on that day of 09/11/01. There is a list of names of those that came forward well in advance of the day the 9/11 Commission report was made public. There is all of the documents from that day and video that shows that no planes struck the towers or the Penegon. Why all of the secerts if this was done to the public? Haven't all of us worldwide the right to know just what happened that day without there being things we are told are classified and not for public knowledge. Will we, the public, have to wait another 40 years for the truth to come out that it was our own government along with Israel that did the terrorism of 9/11/01, and not someone that came out of caves to do the impossible flying of jet liners that is impossible to do even for those highly skilled? - Of course we will still have millions in this nation that will not believe that their own government is the culprit for the purpose of doing away with the Constitution and Bill of Rights. And the proof of all that is right in front of your eyes and you can daily read about it in the MSM news outlets. Twisted of course, but it is right there for anyone to see if only they would look further then what is written in those publications and see that what was done on that day was to bring about the total downfall of this nation and the entire globe along with the United States of America.

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