Thursday, April 19, 2007
France discovered in 2000 that al Qaeda was planning a massive attack on the United States and never told the US government, as MSNBC is reporting.
The Left likes to say that President Bush knew of 9/11 and let it happen anyway. How many will now say that about the French? Wanna bet none will?
Report: France knew of al-Qaida hijack plot
PARIS - French secret services produced nine reports between September 2000 and August 2001 looking at the al-Qaida threat to the United States, and knew it planned to hijack an aircraft, the French newspaper Le Monde said on Monday.
The newspaper said it had obtained 328 pages of classified documents that showed foreign agents had infiltrated Osama bin Laden’s network and were carefully tracking its moves.
One document prepared in January 2001 was entitled, “Plan to hijack an aircraft by Islamic radicals,” and said the operation had been discussed in Kabul at the start of 2000 by al-Qaida, Taliban and Chechen militants.
Where has this story played? No where, that's where. Could it be because the leftists in the American media do not want to harm the reputation of their friends in Paris?