Date: Thursday, December 15, 2006
This book is an account of how I found out about the attacks on 9/11 on February 11, 2001 on a trip out to New York from San Francisco. The information I was able to put together was as follows:
The al Qaeda terrorists were planning an enormous terrorist attack on the US aimed at destroying the World Trade Center Towers.
The al Qaeda terrorists were going to hijack four large aircraft in midair departing from eastern airports.
The planes would be of type 767 and 757.
They would use four to five al Qaeda terrorists per plane using concealed four inch knives as weapons, to hijack these planes.
They would fly these hijacked aircraft to the sides World Trade Center Towers.
The terrorists would be in place and ready to carry out this attack by September 1, 2001, and would carry out these attacks between September 1 and September 14, 2001.
On February 14, 2001, I stood in front of these buildings to see if I could envision them continuing to stand after sustaining collisions from large commercial aircraft. I concluded they would in almost all certainly collapse. It was clear that the open floor plan combined with the estimated 100,000 pounds of aviation fuel in each plane was going to cause these structures to collapse.
On September 8, 2001, I went through Logan airport to see if I could find the al Qaeda terrorists who were going to hijack these airplanes in front of the airport departure security points surveying the security procedures to find out how they could get their weapons, the four inch knives through security without alerting security personnel. I apparently missed seeing them by just a few hours.
On September 11, 2001 right after the attack, I contacted the FBI field office in Boston and gave them this information. I told the FBI that not only myself but almost every single person in my company was aware of this attack.
When I was not re-contacted by Boston FBI, after I retuned back to San Francisco, I gave this information to the FBI field office in San Francisco, and in to the field office San Jose.
When the Joint Inquiry Committee of the House and the Senate started an investigation of 9/11, I provided them summaries of the FBI interviews and this information on how it had been possible to uncover the actions of the al Qaeda terrorists prior to 9/11.
It turns out that there was in fact a completely systematic process to go from the material that the al Qaeda terrorists had written down to virtually every single detail of the attacks that took place on 9/11.
This information was sent to investigators on the Joint Inquiry Committee, to both a Michael Jackson, and to Rick Cinquergrana, who was the deputy to Staff Director Eleanor Hill. On April 13-14, 2004 I gave this information to the 9/11 Commission.
After listening to the testimony of George Tenet at the 9/11 Commission public hearings on April 14, 2004 and unable to figure out why the CIA could not have figured this plan out prior to 9/11, and prevented these attacks. I went back to carefully research all of the information that came out these investigations to try to find the real reasons why the CIA had not prevented these attacks. I also started to put this research into a book. It was not until late July of 2006 that I was able to finally find the most of the missing pieces I had been looking for and finally see exactly why the CIA had allowed almost 3000 people to be killed in the attacks on 9/11 that were entirely preventable.
Robert Schopmeyer/Author Prior Knowledge of 9/11