Granny Rant
Wednesday, March 31, 2004
::: Welcome Back To Ashcroft ~~ He Knew Too :::

Don't let them fool you, folks: They knew.

Bush knew something was going to happen involving airplanes. He just didn't know what or exactly when. His attorney general, John Ashcroft, knew. His national security advisor, Condoleezza Rice, knew. They all knew.

And, in spite of its apparent ineptness, the FBI knew, too.

Harley Sorensen, S.F. Chronicle isn't guessing ...
he says it is published fact.

On July 26, 2001, reported that John Ashcroft had stopped flying on commercial airlines.

Ashcroft used to fly commercial, just as Janet Reno did. So why, two months before Sept. 11, did he start taking chartered government planes?

CBS News correspondent Jim Stewart asked the Justice Department.

Because of a "threat assessment" by the FBI, he was told. But "neither the FBI nor the Justice Department ... would identify what the threat was, when it was detected or who made it," CBS News reported.

When reporters asked Ashcroft why he was not flying commercial, he replied,
"Frankly, I don't know." Granny finds this an astonishing reply from the nation's
leading law enforcement official. What, he just did not wonder why he was
spending $1,600-plus per hour G-3 Gulfstream instead of flying commercial?

Note that it was the FBI that warned Ashcroft before Sept. 11. That's the same FBI now claiming it didn't "connect the dots" before Sept. 11.

And ... there was Clarke in July, 2001 ...

According to a recent Washington Post article, the White House called together officials from a dozen federal agencies to give them a warning.

"Something really spectacular is going to happen here, and it's going to happen soon," the officials were told by the government's top counterterrorism official, Richard Clarke.

Clarke considered the threat sufficiently important to direct every counterintelligence office to cancel vacations and get ready for immediate action, the Post reported.

Granny hopes Americans will finally rouse from slumber and
demand the answers to the question of "Who knew
what and when?"

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