Target Towers: New York and the Path to 9/11 and its Aftermath
endeavors to answer a host of unanswered questions that developed in
the wake of the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001.
These questions involve New York City, not Washington, DC. Since
that fateful day author after author incessantly sought to discern
what the government did or did not know about the “coming attack.”
Still others have asked about the possibility about whether there
was a conspiracy on September 11, 2001. A number of studies have
focused on a host of questions involving US intelligence. Those
questions were rudimentary: why did intelligence fail America? Why
did the CIA and FBI not cooperate and share critical information
that could have prevented the deadliest attack in US history?
significant as these questions may have been, no study has focused
on the myriad of questions that concern New York. Such questions
provide an altogether different perspective on the path to the
heinous attack that occurred on September 11. Those questions
include but are not limited to the following: What was the topic of
conversation during the pivotal June 2001 meeting among
counterterrorism officials from the FBI, CIA, and New York’s Joint
Terrorism Task (JTTF) Force? Why was the CIA conducting
counterterrorism operations out of the WTC? And why has the agency
hid this information from the 9/11 Commission and the American
public? Why was New York targeted? Was it a terrorist safe haven?
After receiving leads on a host of al Qaeda operatives that were
allegedly conducting surveillance operations across New York City on
September 11th, why did the JTTF not inform the mayor or the NYPD?
Did the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey receive “threat
warnings” that terrorists would exploit commercial airliners to
attack the Towers? Was the NYPD or the FBI notified about these
warnings? Is the public aware that al Qaeda maintained safe havens
throughout New York prior to and in the wake of the inauspicious
attack? How is it that Mohammed Atta was allowed to stay in a New
York City Hotel months before the deadly attack without being
apprehended by the FBI or the NYPD? This study reveals that there
were three additional terrorist attacks on the date of infamy, 9/11.
A question begs: Why were these attacks never revealed to people of
New York and the American public? As this study unfolds the answer
to these questions offer a unique view of the tragic events on that
day and New York City’s response.