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  • The Man Who Taught Hillary How to Shred Haunts Wikileaks Dump

    10/12/2016 4:40:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    “Before I begin,” Hillary Clinton told an audience at the Brookings Institute in December 2015, “I want to acknowledge the loss of a beloved member of our foreign policy family, Sandy Berger.” In fact, Berger appears repeatedly in the Wikileaks dump of emails from and to John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. In reading through them, one gets the impression that if Berger was not an architect of the Iranian nuclear deal, he was at least a major salesman. Hillary had good cause to praise Berger. In the run-up to the 2004 9/11 hearings, Berger taught Hillary by example...
  • Hillary, Gorelick, and the Corruption of the TWA 800 Case

    09/21/2016 9:36:03 PM PDT · by Tours · 30 replies
    The Americanc Thinker ^ | July 5, 2016 | Jack Cahill
    As I was writing my new book on TWA Flight 800 --TWA 800: The Crash, The Cover-Up, The Conspiracy, now available wherever you buy books -- I wondered how Hillary Clinton’s success would affect the book’s. On the up side, if Hillary were nominated, the book would be more relevant as she was at the quiet center of the action. On the down side, her nomination would increase the odds that a protective major media would continue to ignore the great untold story of our time. The media run the risk of being the only adults who do not know...
  • Visa security loophole exploited by 9/11 attackers still open 15 years later

    09/08/2016 7:51:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 8, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    At least five of the Sept. 11 hijackers exploited a glaring hole in visa security to stay in the U.S. beyond their time — allowing them to board the planes and conduct their murderous attack. Fifteen years later, and despite a clear consensus on the need for improvement, that gaping hole remains. “In too many cases that’s still happening — they come in legally, but we don’t know if they’ve left, and if they haven’t left, we don’t know where they are,” said Tom Kean, former governor of New Jersey and chairman of the 9/11 Commission that looked into the...
  • Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ explanation

    04/29/2014 10:31:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/29/2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Newly released emails on the Benghazi terror attack suggest a senior White House aide played a central role in preparing former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice for her controversial Sunday show appearances -- where she wrongly blamed protests over an Internet video. More than 100 pages of documents were released to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Among them was a Sept. 14, 2012, email from Ben Rhodes, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications. The Rhodes email, with the subject line: "RE: PREP Call with...
  • CIA director: '28 pages' Contain Inaccurate Information

    05/02/2016 6:04:58 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 1, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that releasing the 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission report would be a mistake because they contain inaccurate, un-vetted information that could be used to tie Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
  • New 9/11 records offer tantalizing puzzle pieces

    07/06/2014 5:34:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 5, 2014 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers
    An ongoing lawsuit has pried loose new records linked to a family of Sarasota Saudis who left home in a hurry just before 9/11. It was Halloween night, 2001. The horrors of 9/11 were still fresh on the the minds of Americans. At a time when everyone was on edge, the sight of a man disposing documents in a dumpster behind a Bradenton storage facility aroused suspicion. Summoned to the scene, Manatee County sheriff’s deputies confronted the man, who had a Tunisian passport. According to FBI records, authorities searched the dumpster and found “a self-printed manual on terrorism and Jihad,...
  • Hypocrisy Alert:

    03/30/2015 4:30:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | March 30, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    We all know Hillary Clinton used a private email address and server for official business when she was Secretary of State. She said she turned over her work-related emails to State, and deleted the ones she deemed personal. Her lawyers said they wouldn’t honor the request by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, to turn over the server to an independent arbiter for review, and that it’s been wiped clean, along with any back up systems connected to the server. This private email scandal has been a nightmare for the Clinton team since it has rehashed all...
  • This day in history: Remembering Sandy Berger

    07/19/2013 9:21:51 AM PDT · by Baynative · 15 replies
    FR -historical ^ | 7/19/13 | Baynative
    On July 19, 2004, it was revealed that the U.S. Justice Department was investigating Berger for unauthorized removal of classified documents in October 2003 from a National Archives reading room prior to testifying before the 9/11 Commission. The documents were five classified copies of a single report commissioned from Richard Clarke covering internal assessments of the Clinton Administration's handling of the unsuccessful 2000 millennium attack plots. An associate of Berger said Berger took one copy in September 2003 and four copies in October 2003.
  • Obama’s Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • The Naysayer

    11/21/2005 2:15:32 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 6 replies · 393+ views ^ | November 21, 2005 | Thomas Joscelyn
    N THE AFTERMATH of September 11, more than several former national security and intelligence officials fashioned new careers as critics of the Bush administration's war on terror. Among the more prominent of these former officials is Daniel Benjamin, who worked for the National Security Council from 1994 to 1999. Benjamin's criticism flows from his belief that prior to the war in Iraq, as he wrote in Time magazine earlier this year, "there was no pre-existing relationship between Baghdad and al-Qaeda." Still worse, the invasion of Iraq has made us "less safe" and "above all, the invasion and occupation of Iraq--have...
  • Saudi on Student Visa Was Arrested After ‘Threatening to Blow Up White House’

    03/12/2012 4:25:23 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 17 replies | 12 MARCH 2012 | Edwin Mora
    Saudi on Student Visa Was Arrested After ‘Threatening to Blow Up White House’ By Edwin Mora March 12, 2012 ( - A Saudi Arabian national who entered the United States on a student visa was arrested in January after he threatened to blow up the White House, according to written and verbal testimony presented to Congress last week by two top officials of the Department of Homeland Security.The revelation came in a hearing called on March 6 by the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security to examine why a Moroccan national, Amine El Khalifi, had been able...
  • Federal judge: Iran shares responsibility for 9/11 terror attacks

    12/17/2011 5:59:21 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 40 replies · 1+ views
    DAILY CALLER ^ | Published: 2:26 PM 12/16/2011 | Kenneth Timmermen
    NEW YORK — In an historic hearing in the federal courthouse in Manhattan on Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels said he planned to issue a ruling in the coming days declaring that Iran shares in the responsibility for the 9/11 terror attacks. “The extensive record submitted to this court, including fact witnesses and expert testimony, is satisfactory to this court,” Judge Daniels said. The court “accepts as true” the various allegations of the plaintiffs and their experts, he declared, and “will issue an order” in the coming days that Iran bears legal responsibility for providing “material support” to...
  • DOJ Keeping Islamic Bank Settlement Secret

    08/26/2011 9:49:44 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 17 replies ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | Steve Emerson
    The Justice Department has agreed to end its investigation into an international financial network with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and a Saudi prince in a settlement in excess of $30 million, sources tell the Investigative Project on Terrorism. But DOJ officials refuse to release a copy of the settlement or make any comment on it. "Unfortunately, we're unable to provide anything in connection with this matter," DOJ spokesman Charles Miller wrote in response to a query Aug. 16. He did not contest the existence of the settlement with the Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf (IICG). Repeated attempts to...
  • The Hidden Hand (Very good piece on Iran's support of alQaeda)

    08/19/2011 6:43:59 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | STEPHEN F. HAYES & THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Obama administration finally highlights Iran’s key role in supporting al Qaeda On July 28, the Treasury Department designated six al Qaeda operatives involved in shipping money and men from the Persian Gulf to senior al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The move targets a node of the global terror network that is critical to its overall strength, freezing any of its financial assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting any transactions with the operatives. Of the many conduits for al Qaeda funds and personnel across the world, the U.S. government believes this one is the most important. “This network...
  • The Iran-9/11 Connection

    05/23/2011 3:49:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Daily Beast via Yahoo ^ | May 23, 2011 | Phillip Shenon
    A new lawsuit raises the possibility of Tehran's complicity in al Qaeda's infamous attacks. Philip Shenon reports fresh details on who will testify—and the mysteries they could unlock. With the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks looming, a federal lawsuit in Manhattan offers the possibility of resolving a central mystery about the attacks: Was Iran involved? Former investigators on the 9/11 Commission, which uncovered tantalizing but inconclusive evidence of Tehran's ties to the plot, tell The Daily Beast they welcome the lawsuit, because they believe the U.S. government has done little to follow up on the commission's evidence of Iranian...
  • Video- How much do you really know about 911?

    09/22/2010 11:00:57 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sept 17, 2010 | cmddrums
    Jamie Gorelick and the failure of the 911 Commission. Reposted for better video quality.
  • Exclusive: Visa Security a Critical Component in Preventing Terrorist Attacks

    02/14/2010 12:49:11 AM PST · by Robert Lomax · 3 replies · 361+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | February 12, 2010 | Michael Cutler
    A couple of weeks ago, I had a rare opportunity to speak with Asa Hutchinson, former undersecretary for border and transportation security at DHS, and Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security. We were traveling by limousine after a “War on Drugs” symposium at the Chaptman School of Law in Orange County, California. This week, Mr. Hutchinson penned an analysis entitled “Visa security is critical to preventing terrorist attacks.” During our conversation, Mr. Chertoff and I certainly found many areas of disagreement. When I discussed the continuing failures to complete a fence on our southern border, he touted the hundreds...
  • 9/11 Commissioner: Obama Doesn’t Have ‘Firm Grasp Yet of the Intelligence Community’

    01/26/2010 2:03:08 PM PST · by truthandlife · 16 replies · 584+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 1-26-10
    "My impression is that his instincts are probably good but he's still kind of feeling his way," former vice-chairman of the 9/11 Commission Lee Hamilton said Tuesday. See video: HERE
  • Exclusive report: John Lehman, former Sec Navy, on the Lessons of 9/11

    09/18/2009 7:28:40 PM PDT · by clyde_m · 4 replies · 387+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 18, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    Former Secretary of the Navy under Reagan, and member of the 9/11 Commission, John Lehman spoke tonight on the campus of St. Joseph's University. His topic was "The Lessons of 9/11: What we have learned, what have we accomplished, and what remains to be done."
  • Electromagnetic attack: Thinking the unthinkable

    07/28/2009 9:56:15 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 47 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | July 28, 2009 | James Jay Carafano
    When the 9/11 Commission issued its report, it complained that federal agencies had a colossal "failure of imagination." Nobody could accuse Newt Gingrich of suffering from that shortfall. When he delivered a major address on national security last week, the former House speaker went after Defense Secretary Robert Gates for planning for the future the Pentagon wants, rather than dealing with the many serious problems it may actually face. Gingrich mentioned one challenge that many find too terrible to contemplate--which is why our government should spend a lot more time doing exactly that. I'm referring to the electromagnetic pulse (EMP)....
  • 9/11, Info Sharing, and “The Wall”

    06/22/2009 5:00:40 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 10 replies · 1,161+ views
    9/11, Info Sharing, and “The Wall” The rise of “the wall” between intelligence and law enforcement personnel that impeded the sharing of information within the U.S. government prior to September 11, 2001 was critically examined in a detailed monograph (pdf) that was prepared in 2004 for the 9/11 Commission. It is the only one of four staff monographs that had not previously been released. It was finally declassified and disclosed earlier this month [ --searchable HTML transcript at]. In April 2004, Attorney General John Ashcroft testified (pdf) that the failure to properly share threat information in the summer of...
  • Richard Clarke's 9/11 imagery hypocrisy

    05/12/2009 4:37:30 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 17 replies · 1,213+ views ^ | May 11, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    I read where Richard Clarke found it "disturbing" that "imagery and the memory of 9/11" were used in an advertisement about why the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay should be kept open. Those 26 House Republicans stated what they believe, that keeping terrorists out of the U.S. is good policy; they were not personally profiting from 9/11. When Richard Clarke testified before the 9/11 Commission, John Lehman stated that Clarke had previously told one thing to Commissioners in private and something different during his public testimony. Clarke repeatedly mentioned September 11 in his two books and his publisher reportedly rushed...
  • DOJ stalling release of 9/11 Commission ‘Wall’ documents (letter to Rep. Bill Shuster)

    05/06/2009 5:30:06 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 9 replies · 687+ views ^ | May 6, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    On April 22, 2009, the Legislative Archive verbally informed me that the [9/11 Commission’s ‘Staff Monograph about the Wall’] was releasable and I would “likely have a copy in [my] hands within two weeks.” Yet a memo to me dated April 23, 2009 from the Legislative Archive in part states, “[I]t was determined by the National Archives that the monograph requires official declassification review before it can be released. I will submit the 35-page document to the reviewing agency as a mandatory declassification review request in your name tomorrow.” A person who had reviewed the staff monograph subsequently stated to...
  • Tortured memories and memos: Obama's and Clinton's lawyers are just as 'guilty'

    04/22/2009 7:17:31 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 16 replies · 1,619+ views
    Mark Levin Fan ^ | April 22, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Mark Levin provided a lecture on history last night to President Barack Obama about the law and the decisions made by Lincoln, FDR, and others when American lives hung in the balance. "If we get hit again, that blood is on Obama's hands." It makes no logical difference that Bybee could have foreseen that the result of his incorrect legal advice would be the commission of a crime. Gorelick could have foreseen that the consequences of her incorrect legal advice would permit the commission of a crime (just read her memo ... and you will see that the warning signs...
  • Republicans Blast Pelosi for Politicizing Intelligence

    01/14/2009 8:45:42 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 15 replies · 937+ views
    NewsMax ^ | January 14, 2009 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision this week to pack the House intelligence committee with Democrats — despite a clear recommendation from the 9/11 commission to keep politics out of intelligence matters — has roiled Republicans. Concerned by reports of the “politicization” of intelligence, the 9/11 commission recommended in July 2004 that the House and Senate intelligence committees be almost evenly balanced, regardless of the number of Republicans and Democrats in Congress. “The majority party’s representation on this committee should never exceed the minority’s representation by more than one,” the final report of the 9/11 Commission states on page 421. ......
  • Another Brick In 'The Wall'?

    11/11/2008 9:55:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 669+ views
    IBD Editrials ^ | November 11, 2008
    Transition: Jamie Gorelick may be back, this time as attorney general. It was her "wall of separation" that that left us blind pre-9/11. And let's not forget her admirable service at Fannie Mae.Not many people can claim to have been at the center of arguably the greatest financial disaster and greatest national security disaster in American history. But Gorelick, said to be on the short list for attorney general by the New York Times, can. Surely that qualifies her for further government service. Gorelick earned an estimated $26 million serving as vice chair of Fannie Mae from 1998 to 2003....
  • Not just one missed terrorist’s call, Attorney General Mukasey

    03/30/2008 10:39:00 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 9 replies · 1,217+ views
    9/11 ^ | March 30, 2008 | Tim Sumner
    “We knew that there had been a call from someplace that was known to be a safe house in Afghanistan and we knew that it came to the United States. We didn’t know precisely where it went. We’ve got 3,000 people who went to work that day, and didn’t come home, to show for that.” — Attorney General Michael Mukasey, speaking last week “in Nancy Pelosi’s hometown.” AG Michael Mukasey revealed new, stunning information: he now knows precisely to whom that call was made. As 13 of the 15 muscle hijackers came late and knew little, that call undoubtedly was...
  • LA Times Has Hit Piece on McCain — Which Resurrects Old Canards About Ties Between Saddam & Al-Qaeda

    03/23/2008 8:04:23 PM PDT · by jdm · 11 replies · 780+ views
    Patterico ^ | March 23, 2008 | Staff
    The L.A. Times saves space on its Sunday front page for a hit piece on John McCain. The main thrust of the piece is to say, in essence, “Nyaah, nyaah, John McCain said that Iraq would be a cakewalk, but it wasn’t.” A little context would be nice. Plenty of liberals were surprised at how easily we overran Baghdad and kicked Saddam out of power. Indeed, plenty of liberals — including Bill Richardson, a strong contender for the second spot on Obama’s ticket — were surprised at how quickly we overran Kabul. So yeah, like most of the rest of...
  • The Failure of The 911 Commission and the disinformation from Scott Ritter (Freeper Video)

    02/22/2008 2:08:54 AM PST · by april15Bendovr · 45 replies · 447+ views
    Youtube ^ | 2/22/08 | Chris Donohoe
    Video raises question "Why is the left being cheerleaders for failure in Iraq?"
  • Ties between White House, Sept 11 chief

    02/03/2008 8:21:48 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 32 replies · 183+ views
    AP ^ | 2/3/08
    Ties between White House, Sept 11 chief By HOPE YEN, Associated Press Writer Sun Feb 3, 6:25 PM ET WASHINGTON - The Sept. 11 commission's executive director had closer ties with the White House than publicly disclosed and tried to influence the final report in ways that the staff often perceived as limiting the Bush administration's responsibility, a new book says. Philip Zelikow, a friend of then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, spoke with her several times during the 20-month investigation that closely examined her role in assessing the al-Qaida threat. He also exchanged frequent calls with the White House, including...
  • Head of 9/11 Commission Endorses McCain

    11/19/2007 4:24:07 PM PST · by mossyoaks · 12 replies · 146+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 19 Nov 07 | Marc Sanitora
    BOSTON – Despite the best attempts by a large contingent of local and national media gathered at Logan Airport here, former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean, co-chairman of the 9/11 commission, declined today to criticize Rudy Giuliani directly. But the mere fact that he officially endorsed Senator John McCain was criticism enough. Mr. Kean said in a brief interview afterward that Mr. Giuliani had sought his endorsement several months ago. But at that point, Mr. Kean said he indicated that he was not going to be backing anyone, which he said he believed at the time. It had been 20...
  • Rudy's Pants On Fire (9/11 Commission testimony exposes Giuliani's lack of terrorism knowledge)

    10/28/2007 10:40:39 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 126 replies · 207+ views
    Village Voice ^ | October 23, 2007 | Wayne Barrett
    Runnin' ScaredRudy's Pants On FireSecret testimony shows that Rudy's stump speech is inflated, at bestby Wayne BarrettOctober 23rd, 2007 9:25 PM In a recent broadside deriding the Clinton administration's response to Al Qaeda, Rudy Giuliani told an audience at Pat Robertson's Regent University: "Bin Laden declared war on us. We didn't hear it. I thought it was pretty clear at the time, but a lot of people didn't see it, couldn't see it." Other tenets of his standard stump speech include the assertion that he's been "studying terrorism" for more than 30 years, and that "the thing that distinguishes me...
  • Spitzer License Policy Under Increased Heavy Fire

    10/07/2007 4:46:48 AM PDT · by Reaganwuzthebest · 42 replies · 1,015+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | October 7, 2007 | Tom Precious
    ALBANY — Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer’s new policy that permits illegal immigrants to obtain New York State driver’s licenses is “an absurd” decision that will provide a new gateway for terrorists, a member of the federal commission that investigated the 2001 World Trade Center attacks warns. “It’s a perfect formula for al-Qaida. They won’t be able to resist it. They will be able to come to New York,” said John Lehman, a former secretary of the Navy who served on the 9/11 Commission that warned of the nation’s vulnerabilities to terrorist strikes. Lehman joins a growing number of critics of...
  • Freeper, Path to 911 Writer and Vets for Freedom on Andrea Shea King Show 9 p.m. EDT 9/9/09

    09/09/2007 5:57:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 42 replies · 998+ views
    Andrea Shea King Show ^ | Sunday, Sepember 9, 2007 | Kristinn
    I'm scheduled to be on Andrea Shea King's radio show tonight at 9:15 p.m. EDT on Orlanda, Florida station WDBO. You can listen live by clicking the source link and following the link from there. Andrea wrote up the preview for the show: One year ago this month, the ABC miniseries "Path to 9/11" was broadcast amid a storm of controversy. But when it aired, the $40-million, five-hour ABC miniseries, which garnered seven Emmy nominations, drew a combined two-night audience of more than 25 million viewers. The controversy erupts anew, with writer Cyrus Nowrasteh saying ABC-Disney is halting "Path to...
  • DNC: Dean - Democrats Show Why Americans Trust Them to Keep the Country Safe (Not the Onion-really!)

    08/29/2007 10:08:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 938+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | August 1, 2007 | Dr. Howard Dean, DNC Chairman
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement after Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid signed a bill that implements the recommendations of the 9-11 Commission and makes our country safer and more secure: "Democrats have again kept their promise to the American people and showed why Americans trust them to keep the country safe," Dean said. "Even with Republicans blocking them every step of the way, Democrats implemented the recommendations of the bipartisan 9-11 Commission. President Bush and his Republican allies wasted years playing politics with our security. Republicans ignored these recommendations,...
  • New Rules Carry Out 9/11 Commission Recommendations

    08/10/2007 9:43:56 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 218+ views
    DHS ^ | 8/9/07
    August 9, 2007 – The Department published two regulations to strengthen aviation security through uniform and consistent passenger prescreening. The first, Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) Predeparture Final Rule, enables Customs and Border Protection to collect manifest information for international flights prior to boarding. The second, the Secure Flight Notice of Proposed Rule Making, outlines plans for the Transportation Security Administration to assume watch list-matching responsibilities for domestic flights and align domestic and international passenger prescreening. "Stopping known threats before they board an aircraft, whether domestically or internationally, is a critical security measure," said Secretary Michael Chertoff. "This enables our...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8-3-07

    08/03/2007 5:23:47 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 108 replies · 2,215+ views
    President Bush signed the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 in the Oval Office this morning. The president, along with Vice President Cheney and other members of his administration, then met with the counter-terrorism team at the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington. Afterwards, the president made a statement to the press, saying he wants the Democrats in Congress to stop playing politics with our national defense and send him an intelligence bill that he can sign, forcing Congress to stay in session through the August break if necessary. The president does have that authority. (Transcript) First Lady Laura Bush...
  • Congress Sends 9/11 Bill to Bush

    07/27/2007 2:32:31 PM PDT · by rocksblues · 13 replies · 876+ views
    My Way ^ | Jul 27, 5:17 PM (ET) | JIM ABRAMS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress sent President Bush legislation Friday to intensify anti-terror efforts in the U.S., shifting money to high-risk states and cities and expanding screening of air and sea cargo to stave off future Sept. 11-style attacks. The measure carries out major recommendations of the independent 9/11 Commission. The bill, passed by the House on a 371-40 vote, ranks among the top accomplishments of the six-month-old Democratic Congress. The Senate approved the measure late Thursday by 85-8, and the White House said the president would sign the bill. Six years after the Sept. 11 attacks and three years after...
  • Visa Waiver Program Expansion In 9/11 Commission Bill

    07/26/2007 9:04:12 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 15 replies · 870+ views
    Numbers USA ^ | July 26, 2007
    Votes in both the House and Senate are likely to occur soon on a conference report for the bill implementing unfulfilled recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. That conference report still includes a provision authorizing DHS to expand the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which enabled convicted 9/11 co-conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui to enter the U.S. using just his French passport and would have allowed shoe bomber Richard Reid to enter using just his British passport.
  • Lawmakers Reach Deal on Security Bill (with JOHN DOE)

    07/25/2007 3:55:44 AM PDT · by CHEE · 1 replies · 358+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2007 | JIM ABRAMS (AP)
    Congressional negotiators reached tentative agreement Tuesday on steps to strengthen air and sea defenses against terrorists in legislation aimed at fulfilling recommendations made three years ago by the 9/11 Commission. The bill outlines plans to inspect all cargo on passenger planes within three years and screen, within five years, all U.S.-bound cargo ships for nuclear weapons before they leave foreign ports. It also realigns the formulas for distributing federal security funds so that states and cities most at risk of terrorist attack receive a larger share.
  • Dems make concession to revive 9/11 bill (dropped union bargaining rights for airport screeners)

    07/09/2007 4:14:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 447+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/9/07 | Jesse J. Holland - ap
    WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats on Monday dropped their demand for union bargaining rights for airport screeners, hoping to revive anti-terrorism legislation that had stalled because of a presidential veto threat. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada made the announcement on the Senate floor as he called for House and Senate negotiators to begin reconciling bills implementing the July 2004 recommendations of the bipartisan 9/11 commission. The legislation has been one of the new Democratic majority's priorities, but it had stalled because of a presidential veto threat over allowing airport screeners to have collective bargaining rights. Because of the veto...
  • Worse than Watergate

    01/07/2007 9:13:54 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 45 replies · 2,068+ views
    Front Page ^ | Jan 5, 2007 | Alan Nathan
    Worse than Watergate -- But Invisible in the Media By Alan Nathan | January 5, 2007 President Clinton’s Former National Security Advisor was caught stealing and destroying classified documents from the National Archives (before the 9/11 Commission could read them), but his actions have garnered less media attention than a fly breaking wind. Sandy Berger illegally removed four documents, hid them under a construction trailer for later retrieval, then cut three of the four with scissors upon returning to his office. He admitted to lying about it when first questioned by their officials, according to a December 20, 2006,...
  • Pelosi: 'We Cannot Wait Any Longer to Pass 9/11 Commission Recommendations'

    07/02/2007 10:45:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 1,301+ views
    Press Releases Contact: Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami 202-226-7616 For Immediate Release 07/02/2007 Pelosi: 'We Cannot Wait Any Longer to Pass 9/11 Commission Recommendations' Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on the urgent need to pass legislation to implement the 9/11 Commission's recommendations: "As the incidents over the weekend in London and Glasgow demonstrate, we must do more protect Americans from terrorism. To make our nation safer, we must pass legislation implementing the recommendations of the independent 9/11 Commission. "When Democrats took control of Congress in January, the first bill we passed H.R. 1, which implements the...
  • Justice Department failed to inform 911 Commission that Berger stole documents before he testified

    04/17/2007 6:08:00 PM PDT · by M. Peach · 31 replies · 1,524+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4-17-07 | M. Peach
    If anyone watched the Fox News report titled, "Socks, Papers, Scissors" hosted by David Asman, the conclusion was that the Justice Department was aware that Berger stole and destroyed some of the most sensitive documents in the National Archives - and yet failed to notify the 911 Commission priof to Berger testifying. Berger was sworn in under oath - and gave his testimony to the commission who was unaware of what he did? It wasn't until much later that they were told - after the report was printed and distributed. A commission member said he was shocked to hear that...
  • Tancredo: Gonzales Must Go

    03/21/2007 4:21:43 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 61 replies · 1,247+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | March 21, 2007 | The Stiletto
    On the heels of the Senate’s 94-2 vote to pass a bill voiding a provision in the Patriot Act that allowed the attorney general to appoint U.S. attorneys without Senate confirmation Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) called for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign. Reports KDVR-Fox 31 (Denver): "Gonzales' legacy at the DOJ has been one of misplaced priorities, political miscalculation, and a failure to enforce the laws which he has sworn to uphold," he said. "I think that it is time for him to move on."Tancredo faulted several Justice Department decisions dealing with border crimes, including the prosecution of two...
  • The Spanish Connection

    02/22/2007 3:11:59 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 18 replies · 662+ views
    WSJ / OpinionJournal ^ | February 22, 2007 | Edward Jay Epstein
    The Spanish Connection What the 9/11 Commission didn't consider. The 9/11 Commission relied on information derived from two captured al Qaeda perpetrators for much of its picture of the conspiracy leading up to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The interrogations of these men--Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, or "KSM," who masterminded the plot and got Osama bin Laden to finance it, and Ramzi Binalshibh, who acted as KSM's liaison with lead suicide terrorist Mohamed Atta--were performed by the CIA at secret locations. KSM claimed that he left almost all the tactical details to Atta, and therefore could...

    02/21/2007 5:57:04 PM PST · by NavySEAL F-16 · 131 replies · 9,254+ views
    AIM ORG ^ | February 21, 2007 | Jack Cashill
    On July 6, 2006, Stonebridge International, a global strategy firm, announced that it had added a new member to its high-profile, five-member advisory board—former Democratic Congressman Lee Hamilton. True to form, the major media ignored the Hamilton appointment. They should not have. Hamilton, who had served as Vice-Chairman of the 9/11 Commission, had just joined a firm headed by the man who had criminally undermined that very Commission, Stonebridge chairman and founder, Samuel "Sandy" Berger.
  • How Sandy Berger Paid Back the GOP

    01/30/2007 3:22:10 AM PST · by kellynla · 239 replies · 10,566+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 29, 2007 | Jack Cashill
    On July 6, 2006, Stonebridge International, a global strategy firm, announced that it had added a new member to its high-profile, five-member advisory board – former Democrat Rep. Lee Hamilton. True to form, the major media ignored the Hamilton appointment. They should not have. Hamilton, who had served as vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission, had just joined a firm headed by the man who had criminally undermined that very Commission, Stonebridge chairman and founder Samuel "Sandy" Berger. In the words of a recent House Committee report, Berger had perpetrated "a disturbing breach of trust and protocol that compromised the...
  • Paper Chase

    01/28/2007 11:24:02 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 43 replies · 1,105+ views
    WSJ / ^ | January 29, 2007 | John Fund
    Paper Chase Did investigators turn a blind eye to the seriousness of the Sandy Berger scandal? Washington scandals are curious things. Sometimes special prosecutors are appointed and the media provide saturation coverage of their doings. An example would be the Valerie Plame episode, which led to this month's perjury trial of Scooter Libby, the former White House aide accused of lying about who first told him Joe Wilson's wife worked for the CIA. Then there are the barely noticed scandals, which prosecutors pursue quietly and professionally. Take the case of Donald Keyser, a former State Department official who last week...
  • GOP urges Berger lie test

    01/24/2007 12:42:24 AM PST · by George Maschke · 30 replies · 892+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan. 24, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    Eighteen House Republicans have urged the Justice Department to proceed with a polygraph test for Samuel R. Berger, the former national security adviser who agreed to take the test as part of a plea of guilty of stealing documents from the National Archives.