Foiling the Next 9/11 And Not Even Knowing It Intriguing bits of evidence suggest that a major terrorist attack was thwarted on June 4. The United States may have narrowly missed a repeat of the 9/11 attacks in June and, apparently, even the FBI doesnt realize it. On June 4, a 24-year-old Muslim man named Raed Abdhul-Rahman Alsaif was arrested for trying to bring a seven-inch knife on board a U.S. Airways flight at Tampa International Airport, destined for Phoenix. The blade was seen by a screener and Alsaif was caught before he could get onto the airliner. Of course, he says he is innocent, as some forgetful friend gave him the luggage bag and failed to mention that a knife was embedded inside the material, which the criminal complaint states was artfully concealed in such a way as to allow for it to be retrieved once the flight took off. On the same day, June 4, two other individuals, Roshid Milledge and Damien Young, were arrested in Philadelphia after sneaking a handgun onto a flight. The airline? U.S. Airways. The destination? Phoenix. The departing time? About 35 minutes from the flight Alsaif attempted to board, using the same airliner and with the same destination. I dont know whats more frightening: the fact that the FBI so readily dismissed the remarkably similar arrests as unconnected, or the fact that in the latter case, the handgun actually made it on board the aircraft and the suspects were only apprehended after another passenger reported them as engaging in suspicious behavior. The aircraft was then turned around and brought back to the gates. Pajamas Media Â» Foiling the Next 9/11 and Not Even Knowing It Millions of dollars in security measures and countless hours of waiting and irritation to passengers and this is what results.