Terrorist\'s Use of Planes as Missiles Predicted by Library of Congress Analyst.
A September 1999 report, \"The
Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?\"
written for the National Intelligence Council (CIA.gov/nic)
by Library of Congress\' Federal Research Division (FRD)
analyst Rex A. Hudson, predicted that \"suicide bomber(s) belonging to al-Qaida\'s
Martyrdom Battalion could crash-land an aircraft packed with high explosives
(C-4 and semtex) into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA), or the White House,\" and pointed out that \"Ramzi Yousef had
planned to do this against the CIA headquarters.\"
While only two sentences in a 100+ page graylit report trying to second
guess terrorist\'s methods, it sharply contradicted National Security Adviser
Condoleezza Rice\'s statement Thursday that, \"I don\'t think anybody could
have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into
the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon,
that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane
as a missile.\"
(updated: 20020521- link fixed, kudos Lou Perryman)
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