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Senators Nix pre-9/11 Hijacker ID Theory (Able Danger Cover-up)
Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2006 | ANNE FLAHERTY

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Weldon lost his seat to Democrat Joe Sestak, a retired Navy admiral who called for troops to be withdrawn by the end of 2007.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.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; abledanger; curtweldon; fbi; johndrockefeller; mohamedatta; patroberts; senate; wot
And the white wash continues.
1 posted on 12/26/2006 10:42:10 PM PST by anymouse
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To: anymouse

Well this will send Michael Savage over the edge (not that it's difficult to do).

2 posted on 12/26/2006 10:54:55 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: anymouse
"Weldon lost his seat to Democrat Joe Sestak..."

All you need to know about why they feel safe to bury this.

3 posted on 12/26/2006 10:56:51 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: anymouse
...the Senate Intelligence Committee... Rockefeller, of West Virginia, is the senior Democrat who will assume the chairmanship next month.

We're scr*wed!!!

5 posted on 12/26/2006 11:00:54 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: Tribune7

Whitewash Ping.

6 posted on 12/26/2006 11:08:04 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional.)
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RE: 9/11 Whitewash

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!

7 posted on 12/27/2006 12:09:28 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: anymouse

This proves once again that the truth to the left is that which advances their goals, factuality is irrelevant.

8 posted on 12/27/2006 3:48:06 AM PST by Jacquerie (Democrats soil institutions.)
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To: anymouse
Now, it will up to real historians to dig out the truth, but that usually takes half-a-century or more.

As long as the major Clinton players are breathing, massive cover-up efforts will continue.

Say what you will, for good or ill, about Bill Clinton, but he managed (and continues to manage) to entrench his people in high and powerful places. As GW looks back on his not-so-stellar presidency, one of his major regrets will probably be that he did not clean house when he first became President.
9 posted on 12/27/2006 4:56:52 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...


10 posted on 12/27/2006 5:06:43 AM PST by Tribune7 (Conservatives hold bad behavior against their leaders. Dims don't.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

[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.

11 posted on 12/27/2006 5:22:49 AM PST by kindred (Now is the time for a new conservative political party, the Pubs committed liberalism.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Ouch. These little realizations (Rockefeller bieng Sen. Intel Chmn.) are going to keep hitting me as the months go by.

12 posted on 12/27/2006 6:06:27 AM PST by Humble Servant (Keep it simple - do what's right.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

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.

13 posted on 12/27/2006 6:26:39 AM PST by LS
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To: TomGuy
One of the first things clinton did is fire all(93?) Attorney Generals and replace them with his own hacks.
Main reason him and his b*tch wife is not in jail.
14 posted on 12/27/2006 9:18:02 AM PST by mikeybaby (long time lurker)
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