NYC Financial District Preps For Terrorist Attack A Week Prior to 9/11.

Just another coincidence, of course.

One week prior to the 9-11 attack, MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority ) and NYC OEM (NYC Office of Emergency Management) had been preparing a tabletop exercise to develop plans for recovery of operations and business continuity in the Financial District after a terrorist attack. Discussions and plans for a program known as BNET (Businesses Networking) had been tested in Buffalo, New York

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What this amounts to is a private, special access identification program to get business people past security checkpoints after a disaster.

Brian Michael Jenkins

It's interesting that Brian Michael Jenkins has contributed to so much of the history of terrorism. The article he authored here on "Lessons Learned in the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks" is but one of many going back nearly 40 years to just after his special operations tours in southeast Asia. Jenkins was appointed by Nixon to lead a terrorism task force around that time, and then he joined RAND.

Here's his 1974 paper saying soldiers, even our soldiers, can sometimes be terrorrists (those who kill more civilians). It talks about "government terror" (and how Arab terrorists in the world probably number no more than a thousand)...and national governmnts will begin to employ terrorists as surrogates ( that sounds familiar).

His 1976 paper argues for the type of military that Rumsfeld later promoted...and calls for the creation of a JSOC type command...and CIA-like intelligence alignment...and states that collaboration with British, West Germans and Israelis should continue.

His 1981 paper was on media exaggeration of terrorist events (with mention of a "special world police force" to combat terrorism).

From 1989 to1998, Jenkins was the deputy chairman of Crisis Management for Kroll Associates. Kroll directed the PANYNJ's response to the 1993 bombing in terms of security upgrades. As stated by the PANYNJ program manager for WTC security systems, Douglas G. Karpiloff -- "After the bombing, we had the top security consultants in the nation, Kroll Associates, do a complete security analysis for us, and we followed their recommendations."

During this time, Jenkins reviewed the possibility of airliners crashing into the towers.

In 1996, Jenkins was appointed by President Clinton to be a member of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, where he worked with James Abrahamson of Securacom, and John Deutch, then Director of the CIA.

Later, in 1999 and 2000, Jenkins served as an advisor to the National Commission on Terrorism, led by L. Paul Bremer, who then went to work for WTC1 impact zone company, Marsh & McLennan.