5/17/02 9:40:13 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Subject: Bush Lying on 9/11
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 09:10:48 -0400
From: "Robert Lederman" <robert.lederman@worldnet.att.net>
To: "Robert Lederman" <robert.lederman@worldnet.att.net>

How gullible do the Bush people think we are? Here's Condolleza Rice
claiming they had no idea there was any plan to use a jumbo jet to slam into
a skyscraper:

"Had this president known that a plane was going to be used as a missile, he
would have acted on it," said National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice."

Yet, part of the original 1970's design specs for the WTC was that it was
built to withstand just such an attack. The WTC was also the U.S. building
most expected to be attacked by Islamic terrorists.

They were expecting hijackings, yet when hijacking occured as expected they
did nothing to stop them, acted as if they thought the first crash was an
"accident" and they did nothing to prevent them. Let's not forget Bush had
an entire plan in place pre-9/11 for an Afghanistan invasion, followed by an
oil pipeline.

What's their main defense? That Democrats are being, "political". What a
shocking accusuation, politicians being political. Bush would never do
anything like that, would he, like selling photos of himself from 9/11?

Why is Cheney "warning" against an investigation if there's nothing to hide?
Because it will reveal that the Bush and bin Laden families are close
business partners and that the FBI and CIA were told not to go after bin
Laden - their CIA operative or the Saudis terror-financiers and other
criminal business partners of the various members of the Bush
administration - like Dick Cheney himself.

And the counter-attack, that Clinton failed to go after bin Laden? Both
Clinton and Bush are pawns of the Rockefellers. bin Laden was an operative
of the Rockefeller-CIA. That's why he's still out there today after the
world's largest manhunt.

See http://baltech.org/lederman/ for the real Bush story




President Bush meets members of his national security staff last Aug. 6 at
his Texas ranch - the date he received a 11/2-page report on Osama bin Laden.
The report mentioned the possibility of a plane hijacking, aides say.

May 17, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - Top White House aides yesterday aggressively
defended President Bush over the 9/11 uproar, downplaying the intelligence
warning he received that Osama bin Laden's terror team might hijack
commercial jets.

Trying to tamp down the growing furor over what the White House knew and
when it knew it, the aides insisted the Aug. 6 warning wasn't specific
enough to prevent the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11.

But the president's advisers did reveal the information was serious enough
to alert the airlines through the Transportation Department and the Federal
Aviation Administration.

"Had this president known that a plane was going to be used as a missile, he
would have acted on it," said National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.

Adding more fuel to the fire, NBC reported last night that two days before
Sept. 11, Bush was given a "detailed war plan" to dismantle bin Laden's al
Qaeda network.

NBC reported that Bush was given a national security directive to sign for a
plan that was "pretty much" the same as the one the United States followed
after the attacks.

The plan included asking other countries to cooperate and share
intelligence, disruption of al Qaeda cells using covert actions, the
freezing of al Qaeda bank accounts and stopping its money-laundering

The directive was on Bush's desk on Sept. 9, but he did not have a chance to
sign it before the deadly attacks, the report said.

Questions about the Aug. 6 warning dominated a briefing by White House press
secretary Ari Fleischer, and Rice held a second briefing to try to shed more
light on what Bush knew.

"Information about hijackings in the pre-9/11 world is totally different
from information about hijackings in the post-9/11 world . . . It might as
well be a different word and a different language," Fleischer said.

"There appears to be a whole lot less 'there there' than I think people
first thought," he added.

Bush reportedly told a group of Republican congressional leaders that he
would have acted "forcefully" if he'd known about the attacks.

"He reminded us this is the political season," said Sen. Lincoln Chafee

Bush made two public appearances yesterday, but never referred to the Aug. 6

The president received the warning from CIA advisers while on vacation at
his ranch in Crawford, Texas, aides said. It came in a 11/2-page "analytic
report" on bin Laden that Bush specifically requested.

The FAA alert went out to the airlines July 31, a week earlier, based on an
intelligence report that domestic flights could be a terror target.

It said that although nothing specific was known, "some of the current
active groups are known to plan and train for hijacking" and that airlines
should be on a "high degree of alertness."



May 17, 2002 -- Vice President Dick Cheney last night lashed out at
congressional leaders who've unleashed a barrage of criticism toward the
White House for concealing terrorist threats last summer.

Cheney said Democrats in Washington "need to be very cautious not to seek
political advantage by making incendiary suggestions . . . that the White
House had advance information that would have prevented the tragic attacks
of 9/11."

The vice president appeared in Midtown to support Gov. Pataki at the 40th
anniversary celebration of the state Conservative Party.

Earlier, in Washington, leaders in both political parties called for a
blue-ribbon panel to investigate what the White House and President Bush
knew and when they knew it.

"Was there a failure of intelligence? Did the right officials not act on the
intelligence in the proper way? These are the things we need to find out,"
said House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.).

Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) said the White House should
reveal the contents of Bush's Aug. 6 briefing about Osama bin Laden and make
public copies of an FBI memo last year warning about suspicious interest
among Arabs in Arizona flight schools.

Sens. Bob Graham (D-Fla.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), leaders of the Senate
Select Intelligence Committee, said they're concerned that spy agencies had
warnings of terror plots - but did nothing.

"There was a lot of information," Shelby said. "I believe and others believe
if it had been acted on properly, we may have had a different situation on
Sept. 11."

In New York, Cheney labeled some of the criticism as "thoroughly
irresponsible and totally unworthy of national leaders in time of war."

He said any investigation must be conducted in a responsible fashion, devoid
of leaks or outrageous commentary and conducted by knowledgeable members,
"not those who would seek short-term political advantage."

"I believe, for the most part, members of the intelligence committees of
both houses have conducted themselves in the proper fashion. That's not
necessarily true of every member of Congress," Cheney added.

He warned that any congressional investigation must not interfere with
efforts to prevent another terror attack.

"Without a doubt, a very real threat of another perhaps more devastating
attack still exists. The people and agencies responsible for helping us
learn about and impede such an attack are the very ones most likely to be
distracted from their critical duties," Cheney said.

In brief remarks, Pataki effusively praised the leadership of Cheney and
President Bush in the anti-terror war.




Now let’s change the world! — Mike Ruppert

Prior Knowledge, Whitewash and the Cover-up
Bush Whitewashes the Extent of His Prior Knowledge as The
Truth Comes Out in the Mainstream Media -- Bush Says He
Had Heard There Were Going to Be Hijackings, but That
Intelligence Had Never Told Him They Were Planning To Fly the
Jets into Buildings. Read After the Mainstream Postings about
Bush's Prior Knowledge in August for Articles Showing the
Govt. Was Fully Aware of the Threat Hijackings and Suicide Jet
Attacks into Buildings in 1995.


`In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.'