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The drama of failed warnings began when Tenet and Black pitched a plan, in the spring of 2001, called “the Blue Sky paper” to Bush’s new national security team, it called for a covert CIA and military campaign to end the Al Qaeda threat getting into the Afghan sanctuary, launching a paramilitary operation, creating a bridge with Uzbekistan.
"we’re not quite ready to consider this, we don’t want the clock to start ticking."(Translation: they did not want a paper trail to show that they’d been warned.)
“It was very evident that we were going to be struck, we were gonna be struck hard and lots of Americans were going to die,” Black told Politico of the CIA’s threat assessment in May of 2001.
Tenet vividly recalls the White House meeting with Rice and her team. (George W. Bush was on a trip to Boston.) “Rich Blee started by saying, ‘There will be significant terrorist attacks against the United States in the coming weeks or months, the attacks will be spectacular, they may be multiple; Al Qaeda's intention is the destruction of the United States.’"
[Condi said:] ‘What do you think we need to do?’ Black responded by slamming his fist on the table, and saying, ‘We need to go on a wartime footing now!’ ”
When Whipple asked Black what happened about that warning, he responded in bemusement. “Yeah. What did happen?” he said. “To me it remains incomprehensible still. I mean, how is it that you could warn senior people so many times and nothing actually happened? It’s kind of like The Twilight Zone.”
01:42 - Death toll hits 140 - At least 140 people, including children, were murdered by terrorists in Paris tonight, Friday 13th Nov.
01:20 - Three suspected jihadists dead, three suspected jihadists were killed when police stormed the Bataclan, reports AFP, quoting security sources. President Hollande is on his way to the site.
01:19 - Eyewitness inside the concert hall, a man named Paul at the Bataclan concert hall, which is just around the corner from Charlie Hebdo offices, told The Local about the moments the attackers went on the rampage.
“It was a bloodbath,” said Julian Pierce, a radio reporter in France, in an interview with CNN. He said he was at the concert and saw three or four young men dressed in black open fire on the crowd with assault rifles, firing at random as people screamed.
“They didn’t shout anything; they didn’t say anything,” he said of the assailants. “They were just shooting [at] people.” He said he saw at least 20 bodies. “Some were dead. Others were very badly wounded,” he said. Roughly 1,000 people were attending the concert in the relatively small venue, he said.
Two Israeli settlers were killed and two Palestinians were martyred Friday in separate incidents in and around the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).
Lafi Yusuf Awad, 22 years old, from the village of Budrus in the district of Ramallah, (killed) by a bullet from Israeli forces", also earlier Friday, a Palestinian teenager in al-Khalil succumbed to his wounds after being shot by Israeli troops a day earlier.