Connect the Dots
Max Sawicky connects the dots in the August 6th, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing. Definitely take a look.
“And you might recall the hijacking that was referred to in the PDB. It was not a hijacking of an airplane to fly into a building, it was hijacking of airplanes in order to free somebody that was being held as a prisoner in the United States.”
That sounds oddly like a statement that it’s ok to ignore threats of hijackings when the intent is to barter for prisoners: Had the PDB warned that planes would be hijacked and flown into buildings, we would have taken forceful action; since only regular hijackings were warned of, we didn’t take additional preventative measures. Is that really going to be the official line on this? Ok, then. But I don’t think it will work.