MI5 warned the government that Osama bin Laden was planning an attack in the weeks leading up to September 11, including the morning itself, a new history of the Security Service discloses.
By Duncan Gardham, Security Correspondent
Published: 4:49PM BST 05 Oct 2009
MI5 warned that bin Laden was planning attacks on morning of 9/11
Newly published memos disclose an escalating concern about the terrorist leader right up until the moment he launched his attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington killing nearly 3,000 people.
But the files also reveal that MI5 discounted the threat from Islamic extremism just six years before the attacks and did not believe that America was vulnerable.
The author of the book, Defence of the Realm, has been given access to all of MI5’s files dating back to its foundation in October 1909 in the first authorised history of an intelligence service anywhere in the world.
In a memo from July 6 2001, MI5 said the increase in the number of reports were “sufficient to conclude that UBL [Osama bin Laden] and those that share his agenda are currently well advanced in operational planning for a number of major attacks on western interests.”
Professor Christopher Andrew, the Cambridge University historian who wrote the book, added: “Similar Security Service warnings to Whitehall of imminent attack continued at intervals over the next two months, up to and including the morning of 11 September. The intelligence received during the simmer of 2001, however, did not point either to a major attack in the United States or to an operation based on hijacked aircraft.”
But MI5 had huge gaps in its knowledge about al-Qaeda and later on the morning of September 11, Sir Stephen Lander, then director general of MI5, told Tony Blair, the Prime Minister, that bin Laden was not head of a “coherent unified terrorist structure” according to a briefing note.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Sir Stephen said MI5 had been “slow to get going” on the threat because they were pre-occupied with the IRA and that afterwards they had a “major set to, sitting around a board room table working out how to move on.”
MI5 had opened a permanent file on bin Laden in September 1995, but they believed he was a terrorist financier rather than a leader, adding the source of his wealth was a “mystery.”
In December 1995, a memo to the heads of police Special Branches, said: “Suggestions in the press of a world-wide Islamic extremist network poised to launch terrorist attacks against the West are greatly exaggerated…The contact between Islamic extremists in various countries appears to be largely opportunistic at present and seems unlikely to result in the emergence of a potent trans-national force.”
When Dame Stella Rimington visited the US in March 1996, a few weeks before her retirement as head of MI5, she had never heard the name al-Qaeda, the book reveals.
Nevertheless MI5 scored an intelligence triumph shortly afterwards when they became the first western intelligence agency to gain a recording of bin Laden’s voice.
But a memo from 1999 admitted: “The allied intelligence community does not have a clear view of UBL’s terrorist planning process. Even the most reliably sourced intelligence on this question usually consists of a snapshot of a proposed plan being discussed. Most of the reporting does not make clear how advanced the plan is. It is rare that intelligence has named those who are to take part ion a planned attack.”
Later in the summer of 1999, MI5 reported: “Intelligence suggests that while UBL is seeking to launch an attack inside the US, he is aware that the US will provide a tough operating environment for his organisation.”
Unknown to MI5, Britain had already been targeted by al-Qaeda. It was only after September 11 that officers discovered that a Pakistani microbiologist called Rauf Ahmad, also known as Abdur Rauf, who traveled to a conference in Britain in September 2000 to try and buy pathogens from fellow delegates, was a high-ranking member of al-Qaeda.
There was a time when a swarm of 911 truthers would have pounced on this story, Alex Jones would have fulminated against the US Government for its lies and treachery.. Kurt Nimmo would have been at his acerbic best.
Jones has shown his true colors.. not that there has ever been much doubt, he was on air talking about OBL and the WTC six weeks prior, on his radio show on the morning of the attacks he speculated that WTC 7 would fall, the inflection in his voice suggested he knew it would.
He says he was "hiding out in the woods," when he "secretly filmed" a victim screaming and pleading prior to being sacrificed to Moloch at Bohemian grove.. except the security set up at BG should have been sufficient to prevent that happening, means he was part of the act!
The same with Nimmo.. now silent as the grave in the face of this latest offensive on behalf of the Jews who perped the attack, before he came to this site he was at Another Day in the Empire, where he was crying poor about living in a trailer park in New Mexico, and soliciting alms.
With this job at Prison Planet he must be more financially secure, and all he had to do was become a traitor in the face of the attacks which he knows were done by Jews!
So it is left to me to promulgate 911 truth.
Israeli citizens identified as Mossad operatives were arrested after they were seen filming the attacks from New Jersey, eventually as many as two hundred plus Israelis were said to have been taken into custody then released.
It was via the buddy system on Odigo software, which allows one to communicate to a large group of people that share a trait, such as the Hebrew language, that Israelis were warned not to go to the twin towers on 9/11.
It transpires that as many as sixty two thousand Jews stayed away from the WTC on the day, and that warnings were distributed at New York synagogues as late as the Friday before!
American Securities and Exchange Commission says Israeli citizens, sold short a list of 38 stocks that could reasonably be expected to fall in value as a result of the pending attacks. These speculators operated out of the Toronto, Canada and Frankfurt, Germany, stock exchanges and their profits were specifically stated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
We talked to their private security staff, we talked to people who were there with Larry Silverstein on 9/11… they said he got a phone call telling him not to show up to work, and he called his daughter and she never showed up either. Rudowski Prison Planet
President George W Bush said he witnessed the first strike at 8.46 AM, while he was in the hallway of the school waiting for the cue that would televise his visit across America!!
The President: I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower -- the TV was obviously on. And I used to fly, myself, and I said, well, there's one terrible pilot. I said, it must have been a horrible accident. But I was whisked off there, I didn't have much time to think about it. And I was sitting in the classroom, and Andy Card, my Chief of Staff, who is sitting over here, walked in and said, "A second plane has hit the tower, America is under attack."
Obviously there was a link from New York right into the schoolhouse, which could only have been set up by his own people.
The mainstream make no mention of the tremendous damage to WTC’s 4, 5 & 6, or the missile like object seen streaking toward impact simultaneous with the air strike in the South tower, visible at 5 min 50 sec in the video 911 The Explosive Reality.
That streaking object gif file is now known to be fake.
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2128 for the full story.
There was a missile it was filmed by Evan Fairbanks, it struck the concourse area of the WTC, the tremendous damage to WTC 6, and the holes in WTC's 4 & 5 originally attributed to the missile, were caused by the thermonuclear demolition charges embedded in the debris tumbling down from the disintegrating towers, coming into contact with those structures.
It was those same thermonuclear charges tumbling down with the disintegrating Towers, that wiped out all but the north wing of WTC 4, and the top nineteen floors of WTC 3, WTC 7 was brought down with conventional explosives that were built in during construction!
The, “smoking gun” evidence justifying war on Afghanistan was the one hundred thousand dollars wired to Mohammed Attar prior to the 911 attacks, the stooge who sent the money got it from Pakistan Military Intelligence who received it from the CIA.
No sign of a plane in Pennsylvania where "they" say Flight 93 crashed, nor at the Pentagon where a cruise missile hit, OBL for all his wickedness never had access to one!
http://www.dockersunion.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=3 the best 911 truth file on the internet!