Protecting the Patsies
Watergate-fame reporter Bob Woodward reveals in a new book that Don Rumsfeld impeded efforts to get Bin Laden, Condie Rice "brushed off" warnings of impending attacks 2 months before 9/11, and CIA director George Tenet could tell that "this is going to be the big one", and yet no one wanted to talk about it.
Why? The response from the administration will be that people thought the threats were fake or unverified, or that there was too much "chatter", so that the real signs of impending attack got lost among the noise.
But the truth may be different. Governments carrying out false flag operations have to protect their patsies (just as many of the supposed 9/11 hijackers were on terrorist watch lists, or living on military bases, or sharing rooms with FBI informants, but were still left to run around all over the country unimpeded).
And when a false flag operation relies on a massive, orchestrated stand down, it is necessary to act too distracted to listen to any advance warnings.