Last week we addressed the widespread feeling that a monumental failure of the American intelligence apparatus contributed to the World Trade Center disaster. Indeed, tragically, every day brings new revelations of clues all around us of the impending onslaught, from the hijackers signing on for flight training limited to flying but not taking off and landing, to a total collapse of our illegal immigrant tracking system. Perhaps the most remarkable is what apparently was making the rounds of the Internet. In Friday's Washington Times' “Inside the Beltway” column, the following appeared:

“Dr. Neil Livingstone, CEO of Global Options LLC, a Washington-based counter-terrorism and investigations company, believes terrorists, or their co-conspirators who orchestrated the attacks, may have registered as many as 17 Internet domain names that could have tipped off authorities as early as last summer…

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Here are some of the eerie registered domain names which just expired:
-worldtradetowerattack.com
-tradetowerstrike.com
-horrorinamerica.com
-horrorinnewyork.com
-nycterroriststrike.com
-pearlharborinmanhattan.com…

“It is unbelievable that someone [in the law enforcement or Internet field] didn't say 'Hello?' and pick up on this,” one official who deals with the federal government on Internet-related issues tells “Inside the Beltway.”

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