09 Oct '19 21:56>
@joe-shmo saidWith 9/11 if there was a conspiracy on the US side it was of the "turn a blind eye" variety. Let an attack through to justify military action in Afghanistan. I do not think that they would have allowed the actual attacks through had they realized what was going to happen.
Actually, I cant even say that it would need a large cooperation across agencies. Id imagine any one of the top secret agencies could set and trigger a domino ( the US domestic attack ), and the rest would be handled naturally among the other governing bodies unwittingly. So it doesn't need to be any cross cooperation at all. The number of 911 conspirators could actually be quite small, and loyal to the cause.
Having said that I think the standard explanation that information wasn't integrated between agencies is the real explanation. Even allowing for extreme malice on the part of the Bush administration, it would have been enough for them that the attack was planned, they didn't need it to go through to fruition. The only thing that gives me pause is that Donald Rumsfeld was the person who gave the "unknown knowns" explanation.