This news report makes everything clear, doesn't it? AJ Strata has more.
France's foreign intelligence service learned as early as January 2001 that al-Qaida was preparing a hijacking plot likely to involve a U.S. airplane, former intelligence officials said Monday, confirming a report that also said the CIA received the warning.
Le Monde newspaper said it had obtained 328 pages of classified documents on Osama bin Laden's terror network that were drawn up by the French spy service, the DGSE, between July 2000 and October 2001. The documents included a Jan. 5, 2001, intelligence report warning that al-Qaida was at work on a hijacking plot.
The importance of this information--just now released for public consumption-- will be overshadowed by the tragic events on the Virginia Tech campus today; but it is important nonetheless. I hope someone, somewhere is prepared to ask Clinton's National Security Chief about this in some detail and that copies of the memo detailing this still exist somewhere.
I will not hold my breath waiting for more information about this. Nor do I expect Berger to ever come clean about what he destroyed. Better to keep your mouth shut and avoid being called incompetent,imperious and self-serving than to open it and remove all doubt.