Given the current mainstream media disinformation about meetings between Trump and Putin, Americans should be reminded that Putin warned President George W. Bush and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice of a coming attack by Al Qaida on our homeland PRIOR TO 9-11-2001. Putin warned both of them at a June 16, 2001, summit in Slovenia. Putin didn’t know the date the attack would occur. In Rice’s later words , “Putin. . . was right. The Taliban and al Qaeda were time bombs that would explode on September 11, 2001. . . I was taken aback by Putin’s alarm and vehemence.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly stated that he ordered his intelligence agencies to alert the US in the summer of 2001 that suicide pilots were training for attacks on US targets. [Fox News, 5/17/02] The head of Russian intelligence also stated, “We had clearly warned them” on several occasions, but they “did not pay the necessary attention.” [Agence France-Presse, 9/16/01] The Russian newspaper Izvestia claimed that Russian intelligence agents knew the participants in the attacks, and: “More than that, Moscow warned Washington about preparation for these actions a couple of weeks before they happened.” [Izvestia, 9/12/02]
Also, Putin’s Russian government warned the Obama administration about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombers more than a year before the event which killed four people and injured 264.
According to NBC News:
“In March 2011, the FSB, the Russian intelligence agency that arose from the remnants of the KGB, sent a cable to the FBI with its concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the Tsarnaev family.”
“The letter was a page and a quarter long and very detailed. It included contact information, with addresses and phone numbers, for many of the members of the Tsarnaev family, including Tamerlan and his mother. It warned that Tamerlan was known to have associated with violent radical Islamists, including a Canadian Muslim convert named William Plotnikov who was later killed while fighting for the mujahideen in Dagestan.”
“The FBI responded to the FSB cable by opening an investigation of Tamerlan Tsarnaev in March 2011. In June 2011, the FBI investigation of Tamerlan Tsarnaev was closed. According to the report, “the assessment found no links to terrorism.””
Robert Mueller, special prosecutor supposedly investigating Russians and President Trump, was the Director of the FBI before and after the 9-11 attacks as well as the April 15, 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon. Mueller’s FBI dismissed Russia’s warnings.
Putin’s Russia also gave the U.S. other warnings, as CNN reported: “I can confirm that after the events of September 11, 2001, and up to the military operation in Iraq, Russian special services and Russian intelligence several times received … information that official organs of Saddam’s regime were preparing terrorist acts on the territory of the United States and beyond its borders, at U.S. military and civilian locations,” Putin said.
He said the information was given to U.S. intelligence officers and that U.S. President George W. Bush expressed his gratitude to a top Russian intelligence official.
“This information was indeed passed on through our partner channels to our American colleagues and, moreover, President Bush had an opportunity and used this opportunity to personally thank the leader of one of the Russian special services for this information, which he considered to be very important,” Putin said. http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/06/18/saddam.terror/
In late 2017, the CIA in the Trump administration warned Putin of a pending “major” terrorist attack in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russia acted and prevented the attack and the terrorists are jailed. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/17/world/europe/putin-trump-cia-terrorism.html
According to the Telegraph newspaper in the U.K., “The Global Terrorism Index found that 38,422 people were killed in terrorist attacks across the world in 2015.”
“The majority of these were in the Middle East and North Africa, where 17,752 died in terror attacks. Sub-Saharan Africa was the next worst-hit, followed by South Asia.”
“Since 1970, the Index has counted 106,539 deaths in this region, out of a worldwide total of 348,759 – compared to 6,400 deaths in Western Europe.”
Hypocritcal Democrats, mainstream media, Hollywood elites, never-Trumpers, EU losers and former Obama officials should butt out and perhaps President Trump and President Putin can forge an alliance to make the world a safer place.
Paul Thompson at the Center for Grassroots Oversight said, “It seems clear that there are people who fear an investigation, and that is why these dots are left unconnected. Ultimately, we are all in grave danger if these same officials continue to be in charge of protecting us from terrorist attacks.” I could not agree more.