Add Cuba and Venezuela to the list of countries that knew of and informed the Bush administration about a “major terrorist attack” prior to 911.
In addition to Russia, Jordan, France, Germany, and other nations, Venezuelan and Cuban intelligence picked up chatter about a “major terrorist attack” on the United States prior to 911.
Cuban intelligence, which has an extensive network in Florida — a home base of the hijackers and their handlers — initially picked up reports about the attack and passed the information to both the United States and Venezuela. However, the Bush administration failed to react to this and other foreign warnings.
Venezuelan intelligence, likely from its own sources in Florida and elsewhere, confirmed that something major would occur in the United States.
The failure of the Bush administration to heed these warnings coupled with subsequent intelligence picked up by the Cuban and Venezuelan security services have led them to conclude that 9-11 was carried out as a result of an “inside job” within the Bush administration.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced plans to hold an international 9-11 commission of inquiry in Caracas that will bring together a host of international government, security, and political leaders.
Already, preliminary meetings in Caracas for the conference have attracted the attention of the FBI. Recently, an FBI agent asked for the guest list of a hotel on Margarita island to check on names of guests, including Americans, associated with the preliminary planning meetings for the conference.