Very interesting stuff. How could they have prevented this though? That of course assumes that they wanted to prevent it and were not part of it. So, if the governments intention was to avoid an attack like this at all costs, do you think they could really do anything about it. None of the threats were ever detailed enough to pin anything down and its seems nobody took this threat seriously until it happend. If they took preventative actions that would need to be done, they would have probably caught hell for various civil liberty violations and what not. Until the attack happend, nothing was going to get done. Like I say, though, this would assume no potential conspiracy theories. For me, its one of two things. They simply could not do anything to stop this with the situation we had at the time with all the power games and red tape...or...the conspiracy theory of the powers that be letting or helping to make it happen to further an agenda. Anyway, everything is a real mess now eh? Welcome to WWIII! Its only going to get worse.