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Dispute deepens over LNG warning

The head of counterterrorism for the Boston FBI office said yesterday that he briefed former National Security Council officials Richard Clarke and Roger Cressey in June 2000 about his investigation into possible links between Al Qaeda and Algerian natural gas tankers, but that the two never mentioned they had intelligence reports about the issue. But Cressey countered that keeping FBI field offices apprised of what other federal agencies knew was not their job. He is the former deputy counterterrorism chief who said this week that in the late 1990s more than a dozen stowaways on the liquefied natural gas tankers had Al Qaeda ties and that Boston was a “logistical hub” for the terrorist network prior to the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. Full Story

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