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Monday, April 12, 2004

The Phoenix memo  

Thanks to thesmokinggun.com the so-called Phoenix memo is now online. This is the memo in which an FBI agent alerted the FBI higher-ups that a number of al-Qaeda affiliated people were taking flight training classes. The memo's cover abstract begins as follows

The purpose of this communication is to advise the Bureau and New York of the possibility of a coordinated effort by USAMA BIN LADEN (UBL) to send students to the United States to attend civil aviation universities and colleges. Phoenix has observed an inordinate number of individuals of investigative interest who are attending or who have attended civil aviation universities and colleges in the State of Arizona.

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