According to New York Post columnist Paul Sperry, John Kerry had specific evidence of lax security at Logan months in advance of 9/11 and didn’t act. This doesn’t necessarily make him unique, but it does call into question trying to take credit for “sounding the alarm on terrorism”.
March 15, 2004 – Sen. John Kerry boasts how he “sounded the alarm on terrorism years before 9/ 11,” referring to his 1997 book “The New War.” Too bad he didn’t blast it when it really counted – four months before the hijackings, when he was hand-delivered evidence of serious security breaches at Logan International Airport, with specific warnings that terrorists could exploit them.
Former FAA security officials say the Massachusetts senator had the power to prevent at least the Boston hijackings and save the World Trade Center and thousands of lives, yet he failed to take effective action after they gave him a prophetic warning that his state’s main airport was vulnerable to multiple hijackings.
“He just did the Pontius Pilate thing and passed the buck” on back through the federal bureaucracy, said Brian Sullivan, a retired FAA special agent from the Boston area who in May 2001 personally warned Kerry that Logan was ripe for a “jihad” suicide operation possibly involving “a coordinated attack.”
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Actions inactions speak louder than words.