Skip to comments.Senators Nix pre-9/11 Hijacker ID Theory (Able Danger Cover-up)
Posted on 12/26/2006 10:42:08 PM PST by anymouse
A lengthy Senate investigation has debunked charges by a Republican congressman that military analysts identified Mohamed Atta and other Sept. 11 hijackers before the attacks, according to a committee aide familiar with the report.
In a letter to members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sens. Pat Roberts and John D. Rockefeller dismissed suggestions by Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., that defense analysts ignored analysis that could have prevented the attacks. Roberts, R-Kan., is outgoing chairman and Rockefeller, of West Virginia, is the senior Democrat who will assume the chairmanship next month.
They concluded "there was no evidence Mohamed Atta or any hijackers were identified prior to 9/11," said the committee aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to speak publicly on the subject.
An internal Pentagon assessment already had dismissed Weldon's charges as unfounded. But the letter from Roberts and Rockefeller is the first rejection from Capitol Hill. The letter was obtained and first reported Tuesday by the Los Angeles Times.
Weldon, a 10-term Republican who lost his seat in the Nov. 7 election, repeatedly contended a secret military unit called "Able Danger" searched large amounts of data to link four Sept. 11 hijackers to al-Qaida more than a year before the attacks.
In September, the Pentagon's inspector general found some employees recalled seeing an intelligence chart identifying Atta as a terrorist before the attacks. But the report said those accounts "varied significantly" and witnesses were inconsistent at times in their statements.
At the time, Weldon questioned the "motives and the content" of the report and rejected its conclusions, which he said relied on cherry-picked testimony. Weldon could not be reached Tuesday for comment.
According to the committee aide, Roberts and Rockefeller found similar problems in their investigation.
Weldon lost his seat to Democrat Joe Sestak, a retired Navy admiral who called for troops to be withdrawn by the end of 2007.
Just weeks before the election, the FBI raided the homes of Weldon's daughter and a close friend in an investigation of whether the congressman improperly helped the pair win lobbying and consulting contracts.
Well this will send Michael Savage over the edge (not that it's difficult to do).
All you need to know about why they feel safe to bury this.
This is a good time to mention Peter Lance's new book, Triple Cross.
I've heard interviews and it appears to be about federal employees' mis-, mal-, and nonfeasance and the cover-up -- and he names names.
Citizens endured ridicule, arrogance, contempt, insolence and threats for years before Washingotn finally relented and held real hearings on Ruby Ridge and Waco. Washington could not stop the truth (well, better than the nothing we got for years).
Let Washington try to stop the truth about 9/11 cover-ups! Damn the contumelies, full speed ahead!
This proves once again that the truth to the left is that which advances their goals, factuality is irrelevant.
[All you need to know about why they feel safe to bury this.]
I know is that the libs are communists and the pubs are liberal and there is no conservative party anymore.
Ouch. These little realizations (Rockefeller bieng Sen. Intel Chmn.) are going to keep hitting me as the months go by.
We had Weldon's military advisor, Col. Tony Shaffer, here on campus to speak last spring. Suffice it to say, I was convinced by the evidence he was allowed to present that there was PLENTY of foreknowledge about some of these guys.
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