The always poisonous and frequently less-than-honest Robert Scheer contends in his latest column:
Belatedly declassified excerpts from still-secret sections of the 9/11 commission report, which focus on the failure of the Federal Aviation Administration to heed multiple warnings that Al Qaeda terrorists were planning to hijack planes as suicide weapons, make clear that this tragedy [9-11] could have been avoided.
But according to CNN:
The FAA’s security branch generated 105 so-called daily summaries between April 1 and September 10, 2001, the report said. Fifty-two of those summaries mentioned bin Laden or al Qaeda, and five discussed hijacking “as a capability al Qaeda was training for or possessed.”
Two summaries cited suicide operations, “but not connected to a threat in aviation,” the report said.
I am finding myself in the familiar position of being unable to reconcile the known facts with the assertions made in Scheer’s column.
Thanks to QandO.