UK Daily Mail
Sept 9, 2011
Ten years after 9/11, a key question at the heart of the plot remains unanswered – why did the terrorists spend so much time in Las Vegas?
Police went to tremendous lengths to piece together the hijackers movements in the days, weeks and months before they crashed airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Despite checking out thousands of leads in Sin City, police never came up with a definitive reason why ringleader Mohammed Atta and his Al Qaeda accomplices visited Las Vegas as many as five times before the attacks.
But a confidential 10-page police intelligence report suggests ‘the most crucial planning’ for the worst terror act in the U.S. was done from the seedy off-Strip motels and internet cafes where the hijackers blended in with tourists visiting the gambling mecca from around the world.
The report, seen by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, dismissed speculation that the men were laundering terrorist money or having a final fling in the city’s strip clubs and casinos.
This article was posted: Friday, September 9, 2011 at 4:13 am