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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said that "he warned the United States of an attack 12 days before the September 11 atrocity".

The Bush Administration knew that a terrorist attack was imminent. Twelve days before the 9-11 attacks,  President Hosni Mubarak, had warned the US. 

Below is the text of the Associated Press report. Deafening Silence of the US Media. The story has been barely mentioned by major US newspapers. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution (8 December ) devotes two sentences to it. 

If the US government knew and failed to act, this raises serious issues. It also bears on our understanding and interpretation of the 9-11 events.  

Was it negligence or some form of "complicity" on the part of US officials? Was there a cover-up? If it was negligence, who then is responsible? 

Did George W. Bush know? George W. and President Mubarak are said to be friends. George W. talks regularly to President Mubarak. On the 6th of December, Mubarak received a telephone call from George W. Mubarak's revelations concerning 9-11 were published by a Lebanese newspaper on the 7th.      

Why did the Bush Administration fail to take precautionary measures?  The least we could expect is an inquiry. 


Michel Chossudovsky, CRG, 8 December 2001


Egypt Leader Says He Warned America

Associated Press, 7 December 2001

Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG),  globalresearch.ca,  8 December 2001

Egypt Leader Says He Warned America BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he warned the United States that "something would happen" 12 days before the Sept. 11 terror attacks on New York and Washington.

In an interview published Friday by the left-wing Lebanese newspaper As-Safir, Mubarak also said it would be a grave mistake if Israeli forces were to kill Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

Mubarak did not reveal how he learned in late August of a possible terror attack on the United States. He said he was taken aback by the scale of the Sept. 11 attacks, when hijackers seized four U.S. airliners and crashed two into New York's World Trade Center and one into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed into the Pennsylvania countryside during an apparent struggle in the cockpit.

"We expected that something was going to happen and informed the Americans. We told them," Mubarak said. He did not mention a U.S. response.

"But nobody expected the event would be of such enormity. We did not know that they would hit this target or that, and we were all surprised when planes with passengers on board hit the twin towers," Mubarak said.

Washington has said that in the weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks, the CIA issued a warning that bin Laden was pressing for terrorist action against Americans. The warning was based on new intelligence but did not have specific information on the type of attack, a date or a location.

Mubarak also commented on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Recent Israeli airstrikes have hit targets within 100 yards of Arafat's offices.

Mubarak said that if Israel were to kill Arafat, it would create a vacuum in the Palestinian leadership that none of the "six to eight contenders" would be able to fill.

"Leaderships would emerge that would vie for popularity and compete in staging violent operations, internally and externally, against Israel, plunging (the region) into chaos. They (Israel) should understand this and know that it is dangerous," Mubarak said.

"And what would happen after Arafat? Who would Israel hold responsible for (acts of violence) - the leaders of Hamas or the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine?" Mubarak said, referring to two militant Palestinian factions.

Hamas has claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings that killed 25 people and wounded scores in Jerusalem and Haifa last weekend. The PFLP claimed responsibility for the assassination of the Israeli tourism minister in October.

Copyright AP 2001

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Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 8 December  2001

....WHAT DID HE KNOW? Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak told a Lebanese newspaper that he warned the United States 12 days before the Sept. 11 attacks that "something would happen." He said the "enormity" of the attack was a surprise..... 

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