According to Michael Scheuer, head of the Bin Laden Unit at the CIA, the US government had at least 8-10 chances to capture or kill Bin Laden in the mid to late 1990's. His comment on the 9/11 commission? "It was a white wash from top to bottom."
According to Lt. Col Anthony Shaffer, Able Danger identified Mohammad Atta (and other hijackers) in the country before 9/11. The Pentagon destroyed not gigabytes of information developed by Able Danger, but terabytes. When Curt Weldon (R-PA) exposed Able Danger and the smear campaign against Lt. Col Shaffer on the floor of the House of Representatives, he lost his seat in the House. If anyone hasn't read Operation Dark Heart, pick up a copy.
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