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    Re: Could we have stopped 9/11?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    It could have easily been prevented from even starting. Remember back in the early 1980's when the U.S. was giving the Mujahadeen military training, stinger missiles and other weapons to keep the Russians from invading Afghanistan?

    In case you don't know, the Mujahadeen are what we now know as Al Qaeda.

    If we had just simply done NOTHING, there would have been no Al Qaeda in the first place.
    Excellent point.

    We really do need to keep our nose out of Middle Eastern affairs unless it affects us directly.

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    Re: Could we have stopped 9/11?

    It's true that we could've stopped this by making different choices in decades past... But in regards to the current president, it's maybe a different story. Assuming truthers are wrong (), if the administration had cared about the reports regarding the threat of a terror attack, I'm still not certain they could have done anything.

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    Re: Could we have stopped 9/11?

    Quote Originally Posted by Torin View Post
    It's true that we could've stopped this by making different choices in decades past... But in regards to the current president, it's maybe a different story. Assuming truthers are wrong (), if the administration had cared about the reports regarding the threat of a terror attack, I'm still not certain they could have done anything.
    They would have found any reason unless we were to destroy Israel.
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    Re: Could we have stopped 9/11?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Yes I feel it could have possibly been averted.

    If the FBI, CIA, FBI and local authority's were allowed to share information, I think we could have lessened it's impact if not avert it completely.

    Let me clarify something. I think we would have have a very slim of the attacks being completely averted. In the end if we had stopped just 1 hijacking, lives would have been saved.
    BlackDog,from what I`ve read ,you are right. They had some good intel prior to the attacks. This same question arises concerning Pearl Harbor. The,"powers that be", decided wrongly in both cases. Had thery shared and asked other agencies to wiegh in ,both attacks could have either been averted or greatly deminished in their result.

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    Re: Could we have stopped 9/11?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElephantPhil View Post
    After recently watching Keith Olbermann's "8 Years of Bush in 8 minutes", he made sure to mention how a month before 9/11 (8/6, to be exact) he received a warning memo that bin laden was going to attack the U.S.

    I know we're going to commonly refer back to this in the future, but do you think it was possible for Bush, even our Government to have stopped it?

    Personally, I'd say no. There weren't any specifics on how or when it would happen, so what would Bush have done? Stop all traffic into the united states? Arrest every person in America from afghanistan?

    It would be Impossible. Hell, even convincing Airports to spend more money on even stricter machines on the basis of a warning would have been impossible.

    It's just bothering me how blame for the attack is being blamed on Bush for not acting. I just don't see how it could have been done...

    What do you guys think?
    Without more specificity the info the US Govt. had regarding the planned attacks on NYC and DC was as meaningless as saying there is a young actress in Hollywood who wants to become a star.

    Duh!

    Of course there is.

    Of course there are people planning attacks on NYC and DC. There are any number of attacks being planned at any time by people who hate America. Maybe some as we speak.

    Now, how does that information help PREVENT the attacks?

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    Itís odd people speak about border control when the so-called terrorists came into this country by Visas.
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    Re: Could we have stopped 9/11?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    They would have found any reason unless we were to destroy Israel.
    There are complex relationships there. The issue could have been avoided any number of ways, with each side possessing the ability to change events peacefully. Nobody is willing to give, though.

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    Re: Could we have stopped 9/11?

    Quote Originally Posted by Torin View Post
    There are complex relationships there. The issue could have been avoided any number of ways, with each side possessing the ability to change events peacefully. Nobody is willing to give, though.
    I'm not convinced that terrorist groups would stop until the Jewish people were expelled from the region or killed altogether.
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    Re: Could we have stopped 9/11?

    How would we go about stopping 9/11 unless we changed September to only have 10 days or changing the calender to have less than 9 months?
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    Re: Could we have stopped 9/11?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    Itís odd people speak about border control when the so-called terrorists came into this country by Visas.
    At least some of which were expired at the time of the attacks. If our immigration policies were actually being enforced, those people wouldn't have been in the country to make those attacks.
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