Did The CIA Try To Recruit The 9/11 Highjackers?

Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? Smacks of one of those crazy tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theories conjured up in somebody’s basement. But what if this claim, this allegation didn’t come from a jobless 35 year-old Internet geek who still lives with his mother, what if this came from Richard A. Clarke the Counter Terrorism Chief who served under Bill Clinton and George W Bush, a man who for 30 years worked as a U.S government employee? Would you believe it then?

In a nutshell Clarke alleges that the CIA tried to make contact with two Al Qaeda operatives who had successfully managed to set themselves up in America, (post 9/11), in an effort to recruit them and have them work as double agents. They needed to do this because they had no-one working for them inside Al Qaeda. Of course the plan went tits up, but instead of alerting the White House the CIA covered up their mistake and kept quiet about the whole affair before, during and after the 9/11 attacks.

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(via I Heart Chaos)