Although the report of the American magazine "Newsweek" indicates that the phone call between bin Laden and his mother, who lives in Syria, was intercepted, this indicates that the lack of intelligence information with the CIA was the reason for the success of the Al-Qaeda plan.
The American magazine "Newsweek" said that Osama bin Laden; He had called his mother, who was in Syria, on September 10, 2001; To tell her that he might not be able to communicate with her for a while, because "something big" was about to happen.
According to the magazine, former President George W. Bush was notified by US security authorities; about possible attacks was bin Laden; Plans to launch it in the United States on August 6, 2001.
Preparations and serial events for the attacks of September 11, 2001:
- August 8, 2001, one of the hijackers, Marwan al-Shehhi; He had paid a fee to practice flying skills at the Kemper Flight Center, in Florida.
- August 10, 2001, the hijacker who later attacked the Pentagon, boarded Hani Hanjour; A flight with the goal of exploring the Washington metropolitan area from the air.
- August 11, 2001, a Minnesota flight instructor contacts the FBI to inform them of a suspected member of the hijacking squad, Zacarias Moussaoui; He was a student at an aviation academy, and was later detained.
- August 12, 2001, chief attack planner, Mohamed Atta, boarded; His expedition trip to Las Vegas, to discuss the target of the attacks with other pilots.
- August 16, 2001, the Federal Aviation Administration warns that terrorists may use weapons to hijack an airliner.
- August 17, 2001, the kidnapper, Ziad Jarrah, was shaved; On an airborne systems inspection tour of a flight school in Florida.
- August 18, 2001, the FBI comes to believe that Moussaoui and his roommate are part of a larger plot by an extremist group.
- August 21, 2001, the FBI has identified two al-Qaeda operatives who are still on US soil: Khaled Al-Mihdhar; and Nawaf Al-Hazmi.
- August 22, 2001, authorities told federal agents in Minnesota that they were overreacting to Moussaoui.
- August 23, 2001, FBI request inclusion of the record; and Hazmi; on US State Department watchdog regulations.
- August 24, 2001, Jordanian intelligence warns that al-Qaeda operative, Abu Zubaydah; He was planning attacks inside the United States.
- August 25, 2001, Atta purchased tickets for flights scheduled to take off on the morning of September 11.
- September 3, 2001, Al-Shehhi's orientation; He went to a Walmart store in Florida, and bought items with which he could make something resembling a bomb.
- September 4, 2001, the White House witnessed a meeting, for the first time, to discuss policies dedicated to dealing with terrorism and Al-Qaeda.
- September 5, 2001, the FBI sent a report and briefings to the local FAA in Minneapolis, warning of potential hijacking threats to airliners.
- September 8, 2001, the National Security Agency warns of possible imminent terrorist attacks.
- September 10, 2001, bin Laden called his mother, Alia, to tell her he might not be able to see her for a while, because "something big" was about to happen.
- September 11, 2001, Americans and the world woke up to the largest terrorist attack on American soil, which left about 3,000 people dead.