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  • High Qaeda Aide Retracted Claim of Link With Iraq

    07/30/2004 7:31:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies · 3,261+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 31, 2004 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    PREWAR INTELLIGENCE WASHINGTON, July 30 - A senior leader of Al Qaeda who was captured in Pakistan several months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was the main source for intelligence, since discredited, that Iraq had provided training in chemical and biological weapons to members of the organization, according to American intelligence officials. Intelligence officials say the detainee, Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, a member of Osama bin Laden's inner circle, recanted the claims sometime last year, but not before they had become the basis of statements by President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and others...
  • Earlier Jail Seen as Incubator for Abuses in Iraq

    05/15/2004 5:34:10 AM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 2 replies · 126+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/15/04 | Douglas Jehl
    May 15, 2004 Earlier Jail Seen as Incubator for Abuses in IraqBy DOUGLAS JEHL ASHINGTON, May 14 — An American-run detention center outside Baghdad known as Camp Cropper was reportedly the site of numerous abuses of Iraqi prisoners several months before the mistreatment of prisoners unfolded last fall at Abu Ghraib prison, according to documents and interviews.The detention facility, on the outskirts of Baghdad International Airport, appears to have served as an incubator for the acts of humiliation that were inflicted months later on Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. At both sites, the mistreatment has been linked to interrogations overseen...
  • Cheney Told Aide of C.I.A. Officer, Notes Show

    10/24/2005 6:28:34 PM PDT · by nj26 · 542 replies · 14,340+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/24/05 | DAVID JOHNSTON, RICHARD W. STEVENSON and DOUGLAS JEHL
    I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, first learned about the C.I.A. officer at the heart of the leak investigation in a conversation with Mr. Cheney weeks before her identity became public in 2003, lawyers involved in the case said Monday. Notes of the previously undisclosed conversation between Mr. Libby and Mr. Cheney on June 12, 2003, appear to differ from Mr. Libby’s testimony to a federal grand jury that he initially learned about the C.I.A. officer, Valerie Wilson, from journalists, the lawyers said. The notes, taken by Mr. Libby during the conversation, for the first...
  • CHOOSE A NAME FOR THIS LATEST CLINTON SCANDAL--How about "WALLGATE" or "TREASONGATE"?

    08/11/2005 6:30:09 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 47 replies · 4,293+ views
    August 11, 2005 | Bronc1
    CHOOSE A NAME FOR THIS LATEST CLINTON SCANDAL-- How about "WALLGATE" or "TREASONGATE"?
  • How Chinagate Led to 9/11

    08/11/2005 6:14:05 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 30 replies · 5,053+ views
    Front Page magazine ^ | May 25, 2004 | Jean Pearce
    "...In April, CNSNews.com staff writer Scott Wheeler reported that a senior U.S. government official and three other sources claimed that the 1995 memo written by Jamie Gorelick, who served as the Clinton Justice Department’s deputy attorney general from 1994 to 1997, created "a roadblock" to the investigation of illegal Chinese donations to the Democratic National Committee. But the picture is much bigger than that. The Gorelick memo, which blocked intelligence agents from sharing information that could have halted the September 11 hijacking plot, was only the mortar in a much larger maze of bureaucratic walls whose creation Gorelick personally oversaw..."
  • 9/11 Commission Transcript: U. S. Attorney General John Ashcroft - Wednesday, April 14, 2004

    08/11/2005 2:32:50 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 32 replies · 3,429+ views
    Pittsburg Post-Gazette ^ | April 14, 2004 | Bronc1
    "...So it's my clear belief that the wall itself developed this culture which restrained in a substantial way the exchange of information in the intelligence and law enforcement communities. The Bellows report, which was part of some recommendations following the Wen Ho Lee case, indicated that it was part of the culture at the FBI that if one made a mistake and shared information that was later deemed to be inappropriate, it was called a career- ender, so that the risk of a person sharing information improperly was at least known in the culture of the law enforcement community to...
  • Who's Who on the 9/11 "Independent" Commission?

    08/11/2005 2:17:27 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 14 replies · 2,158+ views
    Independent Media TV ^ | July 21, 2003 | Michael Chossudovsky
    According to The New York Times (8 July 2003): "the federal commission investigating the Sept. 11 terror attacks said today that its work was being hampered by the failure of executive branch agencies, especially the Pentagon and the Justice Department, to respond quickly to requests for documents and testimony." Several alternative media have joined the bandwagon. George W. Bush is accused of obstructing the investigation...Former Jersey governor Thomas Kean, the commission's chairman is presented as an honest and uncompromising individual, who is courageously confronting the US government: "Without greater cooperation, Kean said, ''we cannot do the job we are supposed...
  • OH REALLY, MR. KOJM?...Q & A with Christopher Kojm, Deputy Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission

    08/11/2005 2:00:11 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 1 replies · 1,078+ views
    "...It was a deeply rewarding experience to work with highly capable colleagues and for such distinguished and thoughtful commissioners. Our commission sessions had long and occasionally heated discussion, but it was always productive and the commissioners themselves were devoted to achieving bipartisanship and unanimity. They understood very well that their impact would be greatest if they were unanimous..."
  • What are the backgrounds of the key players on the 9/11 Commission? Here's the answer...

    08/11/2005 11:39:12 AM PDT · by Bronc1 · 4 replies · 1,511+ views
    The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation...is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks...
  • Captured Qaeda Figure Led Way to Information Behind Warning

    08/01/2004 7:50:32 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 98 replies · 8,821+ views
    New York Times ^ | 08/02/04 | DOUGLAS JEHL and DAVID ROHDE
    August 2, 2004INTELLIGENCECaptured Qaeda Figure Led Way to Information Behind WarningBy DOUGLAS JEHL and DAVID ROHDE ASHINGTON, Aug. 1 - The unannounced capture of a figure from Al Qaeda in Pakistan several weeks ago led the Central Intelligence Agency to the rich lode of information that prompted the terror alert on Sunday, according to senior American officials.The figure, Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan, was described by a Pakistani intelligence official as a 25-year-old computer engineer, arrested July 13, who had used and helped to operate a secret Qaeda communications system where information was transferred via coded messages.A senior United States official...
  • Four in 9/11 Plot Are Called Tied to Qaeda in '00

    08/09/2005 10:12:39 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 25 replies · 2,637+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 9, 2005 | Douglas Jehl
    ...The former intelligence official said the first Able Danger report identified all four men as members of a "Brooklyn" cell, and was produced within two months after Mr. Atta arrived in the United States. The former intelligence official said he was among a group that briefed Mr. Zelikow and at least three other members of the Sept. 11 commission staff about Able Danger when they visited the Afghanistan-Pakistan region in October 2003...
  • Case of C.I.A. Officer's Leaked Identity Takes New Turn

    07/27/2005 9:26:15 PM PDT · by SolidSupplySide · 164 replies · 4,474+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 28, 2005 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    In the same week in July 2003 in which Bush administration officials told a syndicated columnist and a Time magazine reporter that a C.I.A. officer had initiated her husband's mission to Niger, an administration official provided a Washington Post reporter with a similar account. [ . . . ] Mr. Pincus has not identified his source to the public. But a review of Mr. Pincus's own accounts and those of other people with detailed knowledge of the case strongly suggest that his source was neither Karl Rove, Mr. Bush's top political adviser, nor I. Lewis Libby, the chief of staff...
  • Pentagon Will Not Try 17 G.I.'s Implicated in Prisoners' Deaths

    03/26/2005 12:05:01 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 11 replies · 1,382+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 26, 2005 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    WASHINGTON, March 25 - Despite recommendations by Army investigators, commanders have decided not to prosecute 17 American soldiers implicated in the deaths of three prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2003 and 2004, according to a new accounting released Friday by the Army. Investigators had recommended that all 17 soldiers be charged in the cases, according to the accounting by the Army Criminal Investigation Command. The charges included murder, conspiracy and negligent homicide. While none of the 17 will face any prosecution, one received a letter of reprimand and another was discharged after the investigations. To date, the military has...
  • Book by C.I.A. Officer Says U.S. Is Losing Fight Against Terror

    06/22/2004 11:16:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies · 257+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2004 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    INTELLIGENCE INSIDER WASHINGTON, June 22 — A new book by the senior Central Intelligence Agency officer who headed a special office to track Osama bin Laden and his followers warns that the United States is losing the war against radical Islam and that the invasion of Iraq has only played into the enemy's hands. In the book, "Imperial Hubris," the author is identified only as "Anonymous," but former intelligence officials identified him as a 22-year veteran of the C.I.A. who is still serving in a senior counterterrorism post at the agency and headed the bin Laden station from 1996 to...
  • Ex-C.I.A. Aides Ask Inquiry by Congress Over Leak of Name

    01/21/2004 8:10:57 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 50 replies · 949+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/22/04 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    A group of former intelligence officers is pressing Congressional leaders to open an immediate inquiry into the disclosure last summer of the name of an undercover C.I.A. officer, Valerie Plame. Their request, outlined in a letter on Tuesday to Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and others, reflects discontent and unrest within the intelligence services about the affair, along with concern that a four-month-old Justice Department investigation into the matter may never identify who was behind the disclosure. The syndicated columnist Robert Novak, who first identified Ms. Plame as a C.I.A. officer in a column last July, has identified his sources only...