U.S. Listened in On NUMEROUS Hijacker Phonecalls
You know how the government said they didn't know the specifics of the 9/11 attacks? Well, turns out they'd been tapping the boys' phones for YEARS:
The National Security Agency and the FBI were both independently listening in on the phone calls between the supposed mastermind of the attacks and the lead hijacker. Indeed, the FBI built its own antenna in Madagascar specifically to listen in on the mastermind's phone calls. The day before 9/11, the mastermind told the lead hijacker "tomorrow is zero hour" and gave final approval for the attacks. The NSA intercepted the message that day and the FBI was likely also monitoring the mastermind's phone calls (so the excuse that the NSA didn't translate the messages until the day after 9/12 looks pretty weak -- the FBI was listening in also!)
Shortly before 9/11, the NSA also intercepted multiple phone calls from Bin Laden's chief of operations to the United States.
Indeed, the CIA and the NSA had been intercepting phone calls by the hijackers for years.
And of course, America's closest ally, Israel, followed the hijackers everywhere they went, including the Twin Towers.