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Video: Intelligence Head Admits Warnings Before 9/11 Were NOT … 0

Video: Intelligence Head Admits Warnings Before 9/11 Were NOT …

This post 1 was originally published on this site 2 Hayden claims it would not have been politically acceptable to up security Steve Watson Prisonplanet.com February 25, 2016 In a remarkable admission, the former head of the NSA and the CIA under President George W. Bush has stated that there were good enough warnings from the intelligence community about a coming terror attack in the months before 9/11, but that no action was taken for political reasons. Gen.

Michael Hayden (USAF Ret.) who was in charge of the NSA when 9/11 happened, appeared on MSNBC s Morning Joe , Wednesday. Hayden was there to promote a book, but was asked about the pre-9/11 warnings in relation to Donald Trump s recent raising of the issue 3 . Pre-9/11, the intelligence was good enough that we knew something was coming.

Hayden admitted. George Tenet s phrase, it s blinking red. We all knew that.

Hayden continued, claiming We did not have sufficient insight to see it was coming here. That s a game of expectations. That was nothing they had done before.

We just assumed it was going to be against American interests. Joe Scarborough then asked if Hayden disagrees with Trump s assessment that 9/11 was George Bush s fault. It wasn t his fault.

Even if we had the data to be more specific, which we didn t, what s the politically acceptable mechanism that George Bush does? If he imposes a TSA thing on August 15th, what s the attitude of the American ? What are you ?

He actually may have caused more harm. Hayden responded. Hayden s claim that there was no knowledge of an attack on US soil is bogus.

The CIA 4 , as well as multiple foreign intelligence agencies warned the US of impending 5 attacks at home 6 , and even that terrorists working under Osama Bin Laden planned to strike in downtown Manhattan 7 using aircraft. According to Cofer Black, then chief of the CIA s counterterrorism center, in the Summer before 9/11, officials gathered at the White House with the head of the CIA s Al Qaeda unit, Richard Blee, telling CIA head George Tenet, and Bush s National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice There will be significant terrorist attacks against the United States in the coming weeks or months. The attacks will be spectacular.

They may be multiple. Al Qaeda s intention is the destruction of the United States. Blee told the officials.

When asked by Rice what action should be taken, Black advised We need to go on a wartime footing now! General Hayden, while adding in a huge bogus caveat, is still admitting that warnings were ignored and security was not upped because, he claims, it would not have been politically acceptable to the American people. Would it have been more politically acceptable than thousands of dead Americans, a decimation of liberties domestically, and endless subsequent war in the Middle East?

Even if one plays devil s advocate and accepts there was no specific intelligence, it is totally inconceivable that airport and border security would not have been heightened. – Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones Infowars.com 8 , and Prisonplanet.com 9 .

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Lifeboat at centre of famous rescue starts new life as Highland home … 0

Lifeboat at centre of famous rescue starts new life as Highland home …

A CENTURY-old lifeboat which once battled the elements to save sailors in peril has been transformed into a Scottish Highland home where you can stay the night for just 50. The Alexandra was built in 1903 and was initially stationed with the RNLI in Cromer, Norfolk. She was involved in the rescue of the 65-ton Sepoy in 1933, a dramatic incident which made front-page headlines at the time.

After her retirement in 1934 she was brought to Scotland and has since been passed to the hands of the Fothergill family, who live near Oban.. They spent years lovingly converting the ship into accommodation and now have listed the unusual property on AirBnb so that visitors can stay. The lifeboat sits on the picturesque shore of the Cuan Sound, a channel of water which separates two islands on Scotland s west coast.

Pictures show the red and blue vessel nestled among trees and grass, facing across the bay towards the Isle of Luing. The listing states that the boat has six berths set around a central table, which serve as beds for guests, as well as a small kitchen area complete with a hob, kettle and cutlery. The owners have also installed reading lights, charger points, a fridge and a microwave to bring the boat into the 21st century.

There is also a toilet, shower, scullery and drying facilities in a timber cove situated 25m from the accommodation. It costs 50 a night to stay in the unique listing, with a discount if guests decide to book for longer than a week. The tranquil final resting place of the boat is a far cry from the extreme weather and dramatic rescues it was once involved with.

Its most notable life-saving attempt was in 1933, when it was called out to help rescue a stricken sailing barge whose anchors had been ripped off in a storm. The Sepoy barge had run into trouble off the coast of Cromer, with its two-man crew left clinging to the mast for dear life as the large waves pounded the ship. A motor-driven lifeboat was launched to sea, but had trouble getting near the boat due to the fierce waves.

It was decided that the oar-powered Alexandra lifeboat may stand a better chance, and pictures taken at the time show local townsfolk dragging it along the beach and into the water. The rescuers tried desperately to bring the Alexandra close to the ship, by pulling on a line fired onto the barge by the Rocket Brigade. They had reached the stern of the Sepoy when the line snapped and they were swept all the way back to shore.

The two Sepoy crew members were only saved when the skipper of the motor-powered lifeboat managed to drive his vessel onto the deck of the barge and carry out the rescue. Michael Fothergill, 47, who owns the boat, said: Alexandra has been in our family for over 40 years, but sadly in that time we have never sailed her only worked on her. A photograph of the 1933 rescue.

The Alexandra is visible bottom left near the shore while the stricken ship can clearly be seen in the surf The previous owner sailed her in these waters and I think it was he who brought her up north a number of years after she was retired from the RNLI. Her most notable well-documented lifesaving attempt was that of the Sepoy in 1933, and she was retired the year after. She is the initial phase of our proposed development, Argyll Kayaker Cove, on the edge of Cuan Sound.

We re trying to create facilities for kayakers, walkers, or anyone who appreciates our beautiful surroundings.

Police ask Milton Keynes residents to surrender knives for art … 0

Police ask Milton Keynes residents to surrender knives for art …

Thames Valley Police is to take part in a national project to create a work of art which symbolises the country s stand against knife violence. The Force is to join more than 30 police forces already contributing to the project by the British Ironwork Centre. Knives surrendered to police from across England and Wales are being repurposed into a magnificent piece of art which it is hoped will be displayed on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square in London.

Knife surrender bins will be in a number of police front counter offices across the Thames Valley from today (8/2) to Sunday (14/2) in support of London Metropolitan Police s initiative Operation Sceptre. Supt Richard James from Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships said: Taking part in the British Ironwork Centre project illustrates how we in the Thames Valley are part of the nation s collective stand against knife crime and violence. In Thames Valley we do not experience knife crime on the levels seen in similar communities and areas elsewhere in the country.

From January to December 2015 Thames Valley Police received reports of 485 crimes in which a bladed or pointed article was used compared to 496 during the same period the year before, a two per cent reduction. The figures refer to sexual and violent offences, including robbery, where a pointed or bladed implement is recorded as being used in the offence and it was capable of piercing or puncturing the skin. A pointed or bladed implement could include items such as knives, pens, screwdrivers and broken bottles.

The item could have been used to threaten or injure. It is important that we continue to ensure people understand that carrying a knife makes an individual more likely to be a victim of knife crime themselves. We are proud to be able to take part in such an inspiring project alongside police forces and colleagues nationwide.

Clive Knowles, of the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, Shropshire, said: The whole initiative aims to remove 100,000 knives from our streets and do some good. We are using knives collected from police forces across the country. The art piece shows that we can all work together and shows that as a nation we are against knife violence.

It is going to be quite something.

Knife surrender bins will be in front counter offices at the following locations from today (8/2) until Sunday (14/2): Milton Keynes, Bletchley, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Amersham, Oxford, Abingdon, Banbury, Henley, Cowley, Didcot, Witney, Bicester, Reading, Loddon Valley, Maidenhead, Windsor, Newbury, Slough, Wokingham and Bracknell.

Knives should be wrapped in cardboard or something similar before placing in a bin.