John Patrick O'Neill (February 6, 1952 – September 11, 2001) was a top American anti-terrorism expert, who worked as a special agent and eventually Assistant Director in the Federal Bureau of Investigation until late 2001. In 1995, O'Neill began to intensely study the roots of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing after he assisted in the capture of Ramzi Yousef, who was the leader of that plot.
He subsequently learned of al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, and investigated the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia and the 2000 USS Cole bombing in Yemen. Partly due to personal friction he had within the FBI and federal government, O'Neill left to become the head of security at the World Trade Center, where he died at age 49 in the September 11, 2001 attacks. In 2002, O'Neill was the subject of a Frontline documentary named "The Man Who Knew."
... O'Neill started his new job at the World Trade Center on August 23, 2001, just 19 days before the attacks. (Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, January 14, 2002) He was appointed by Kroll Associates, namely by the managing director Jerome Hauer. In late August, he talked to his friend Chris Isham about the job. Jokingly, Isham said, "At least they're not going to bomb it again," a reference to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. O'Neill replied, "They’ll probably try to finish the job." 
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WW4 BEGAN BEFORE 9/11 - O'NEILL KNEW THIS.
BUT NO ONE LISTENED.
PEOPLE WOKE UP ON 9/11/01.
BUT NOW MANY HAVE FORGOTTEN - OR HAVE WISHFULLY DELUDED THEMSELVES INTO BELIEVING THAT IT WILL JUST GO AWAY IF WE CHANGE OUT FOREIGN POLICY AND JUST TREAT MUSLIMS A LITTLE BETTER.
THAT WON'T WORK ANY BETTER THAN WHAT WE'RE DOING BEFORE 9/11/01.
APPEASEMENT AND ACCOMMODATION WON'T END JIHAD IN PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, IRAN, IRAQ, JORDAN, TURKEY, EGYPT, MOROCCO, YEMEN, SAUDI ARABIA, SOMALIA, SUDAN, EUROPE, RUSSIA, CHECHNYA, OSSETIA, DAGESTAN, CHINA, INDIA, KASHMIR - OR BALI.
OR ANYWHERE ELSE.
IF YOU WANT PEACE, THEN YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES: SURRENDER OR FIGHT.
SURRENDER CAN COME IN MANY SHAPES AND AT DIFFERENT PACES, BUT IT ULTIMATELY MEANS LIVING UNDER TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY.
VICTORY WILL COST MORE IN LIVES AND TREASURE, BUT IT'S THE ONLY WAY WE AND OUR DESCENDANTS CAN REMAIN FREE.
THE CHOICE IS OURS.
ME AND MY ALLIES WILL NOT GO DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT.
THE BALL WASN'T DROPPED BY BUSH IN 2001; IT HAD BEEN DROPPED EARLIER:
Sandy Berger wrote an article which appeared in FOREIGN AFFAIRS Nov/Dec 200 Issue; Volume 79 Number 6.CLARKE LIED.
It is an 18 page article - [PRINTABLE LINK HERE], and it thoroughly reviews so-called Clinton Administration successes (like North Korea!) and outlines what Clinton's National Security Advisor - on behalf of the Clinton Administration - saw as the emerging chief global security issues.
The title of the article was, appropriately, "A Foreign Policy for the Global Age".
In this article, Berger mentions terrorism ONCE, in passing - in a single paragraph, three pages from the end.
Islamo-terrorism gets equal billing with all others on every continent, and he did not specifically mention either al Qaeda or UBL.
This PROVES that global terror was far from the Clinton Administration's "HIGHEST PRIORITY" - as Clarke claimed UNDER OATH.
WE MUSTN'T LET OUR PAST MISSTEPS OR OUR CURRENT MISTAKES DETER OR DERAIL US FROM WHAT MUST BE DONE.
WE DON'T NEED TO POINT FINGERS - THERE'S PLENTY OF BLAME TO GO AROUND.
WE NEED RESOLVE.
AND WE NEED TO ACCEPT THAT TO WIN WE MUST FIGHT TOTAL WAR.
IF WE WIN, THEN BILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE FREED.
IF WE LOSE, THEN BILLIONS WILL BE SENTENCED TO POVERTY AND TYRANNY FOR DECADES AND DECADES AND DECADES TO COME.
THE CHOICE IS OURS.