This is touchy and I don't want to get into conspiracy theory, so we'll just stick to the facts and see if there is any sense to be had, quickly and as painlessly as possible.
When all of this happened we were told that this was a sneak attack unable to be foreseen, the culmination of a highly organized conspiracy lasting years. Just the thing that we've always been told was utterly ridiculous. Yet, very soon after we knew exactly who was responsible and were letting his family leave the country. That was enough to confuse a few people right off the bat.
Now to the present... Two weeks ago the FBI says they sent on information about middle-eastern flight school students, specifically mentioning Bin Laden, the paperwork is all there. Now the CIA says they sent on information about possible hijackings perpetrated by Al-Qaeda, this is acknowledged to be true by the white house press secretary. All of these communications were made prior to September.
Now they are saying, "Of course we had general knowledge of a possible attack." Stressing "general" over and over. Now with the two above warnings also consider this article, published in TIME on Dec. 14 1998!?!
TERROR THREATS HIT AMERICA "Osama bin Laden may be planning a strike on Washington or New York, TIME magazine is reporting in fresh editions..."
Who the hell knows what's really going on here except the people taking part, but this only tells me one of two things. Either we are paying a lot of money to fantastically incompetent people to take care of our national security, or something dirty is slithering underneath this mess. With the government's past record of deception and the obvious deceptions occuring at some point in this situation, I'm not encouraged in the least. How many times do you let someone lie to your face before you stop believing them? And where does the buck stop now?
"How disappointing. Everything is just so sad these days," you may say. Well, worry not. Just close your eyes... picture a squirrel water-skiing... and feel your troubles... melt... away...