Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
10/20/2017 1:01:18 AM
9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/16/2005 12:12:50 PM EDT
Sources: Pentagon Wants 'Able Danger' Hearings Closed
September 16, 2005
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,169506,00.html
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is pressuring the Senate Judiciary Committee to close to the public next week's hearings on a former secret military intelligence unit called "Able Danger," two congressional sources have confirmed to FOX News.

Witnesses from the Pentagon are expected to testify at that hearing; that's why they want it classified. FOX News has learned that committee Chairman Arlen Specter's office is vigorously resisting the request.

Some former Able Danger analysts and Rep. Curt Weldon (search) say the formerly clandestine intelligence unit identified Mohammed Atta (search) and three other of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers one year before the attacks that left over 3,000 people dead. They also claim that their repeated requests to turn over the information to the FBI were ignored.

Weldon said a former Army officer will testify next week that he was also ordered to destroy data that included reference to Atta.

"In the summer of 2000, he was ordered and, or, he would go to jail if he didn't comply," the Pennsylvania Republican said. "He was ordered to destroy 2.5 terabytes of data specific to Able Danger, the Brooklyn [terror] cell and Mohammad Atta. He will name the person who ordered him to destroy that material."
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 12:16:10 PM EDT
Really? You mean there are some Congressmen (at least one) that care about what is actually good for this country?

Thank you for standing up for what is right, Curt Weldon.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 12:18:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 12:18:26 PM EDT by BenDover]
What if..... just saying.... what if....

... the tinfoil hatters were right, and it was our own government?

Wouldn't that be some shit?
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 12:22:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BenDover:
What if..... just saying.... what if....

... the tinfoil hatters were right, and it was our own government?

Wouldn't that be some shit?



Yes it would.

There are horrible people all over the world. Some do happen to reside in this country.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 12:22:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 12:22:52 PM EDT by DoubleFeed]
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 12:32:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 12:35:23 PM EDT by raven]

Originally Posted By skebe:

Originally Posted By BenDover:
What if..... just saying.... what if....

... the tinfoil hatters were right, and it was our own government?

Wouldn't that be some shit?



Yes it would.

There are horrible people all over the world. Some do happen to reside in this country.



But this was back in 2000, so it doesn't fall into the Bush/neo-con/Halliburton/war for oil Israel and Bin Laden paranoid mess that people like Michael Moore came up with after the attacks.

If the government was ignoring the existence of terrorists on US soil and refusing to do anything about it, it would fit a larger pattern of the Clinton administration putting terrorism on a back-burner and not wanting to deal with it for whatever reasons......probably because Clinton regarded international terrorism in exactly the same as he did ordinary criminal matters. And you can't just arrest someone before they did something and were in the US legally. That would violate their civil right to due process. Better to just pretend that Mohammed Atta character didn't exist, lest we open a legal can of worms by doing something about him.

Clinton articulated this position several times in relation to Bin Laden. We couldn't just arrest him without charges and no proof to convict him in court, and of course assassinating him was absolutely out of the question. We'll just have to let him go until he does something we can pin on him.......
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 12:49:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

It is well known that Republicans don't like him only because he had good luck with the ladies, and this is another misguided smear attempt on the greatest president this country has ever had.



Let's not forget that he also made cigar smokers look bad.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 1:00:51 PM EDT
Yeah, they identified Atta. Did they also ID that he was going to fly a plane into a building?

Hindsight is always 20/20.

Much ado about nothing.

I think some, even on this board, would love for it to have been Bush, even though this shit goes all the way back into the Clinton administration.
Top Top