Holy Tuesday

No seriously. What the fuck is going on?

The purpose of the three day secret conference in January 2000, which was monitored by Malaysian police at the CIA’s request, was to discuss details of how the hijackers should train and hide in the US and how the attacks should be carried out.

“This was the first planning meeting of the 9/11 operation. It was to review the progress they had achieved on the operation and to map out their future course of action,” Rohan Gunaratna, a leading expert on Osama bin Laden, said after appearing before the US commission investigating the attacks.

Agonist is treating this story as suspect, because it seems to imply that the CIA was aware of “Operation Holy Tuesday” almost two years in advance?

Lambert at Eshaton runs with this for a minute and speculates that if it were verifiable, the sudden admission of Bush “misspeaking” about uranium from Niger would be a strategy of hiding massively terrible news by publicizing some merely bad news. Of course the way things are going, this would be an incredibly stupid strategy.