The Hollywood film "The Long Kiss Goodnight" was released in 1996, and raised a few eyebrows with the quote from the movie, shown below. 5 years later when 9/11 happened, alarm bells started ringing. Not another false flag operation, and again blaming the Muslims, a.k.a the world's favorite patsy (i.e. scapegoat, fall guy, etc.)
(Quote from the movie)
Mitch: You're telling me that you're gonna fake some terrorist thing, just to scare some money out of Congress?
Leland Perkins (CIA): Well, unfortunately, Mr. Hennessey, I have no idea how to fake killing 4,000 people - so we're just gonna have to do it for real. We'll blame it on the Muslims, naturally. Then I get my funding.