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  • CIA admits tracking 'The Nigerian' before NorthWest terror attack

    12/30/2009 5:32:00 AM PST · by myknowledge · 16 replies · 721+ views
    News Limited ^ | December 30, 2009 | Correspondents in Detroit
    UMAR Farouk Abdulmutallab is a sexually frustrated loner who nurtured fantasies about holy war, his internet use reportedly reveals. The twisted mind of the alleged bomber emerged in chilling messages he is said to have posted on an Islamic web forum, UK tabloid The Sun reports. The Sun retrieved 300 of them in a special investigation into the suspected al-Qaeda fanatic. In one, posted in 2005 when he was 19, he wrote: "I wont go into too much details about me fantasy, but basically they are jihad fantasies. "I imagine how the great jihad will take place, how the Muslims...
  • FBI whistleblower runs for Congress (as a Democrat, supported Cindy Sheehan's protest)

    11/12/2005 4:22:11 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 18 replies · 779+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | Nov. 12, 2005 | Patrick Condon
    MONTGOMERY, Minn. -- For better or worse, Coleen Rowley the candidate for Congress sounds a lot like Coleen Rowley the FBI whistleblower. The former FBI agent who scathingly exposed the bureau's failure to uncover the Sept. 11 plot is running for a House seat in Minnesota in 2006 as a Democrat, and she is employing her fearlessly blunt style on the campaign trail. "This was a lied-into war that is a quagmire now," the 50-year-old Rowley recently told a group of rural Democrats in a garage in this small town south of the Twin Cities. "It could be worse than...
  • Kerry’s new Snr Advisor for National Security rejected Sudan's 1998 offer to share info on al-Qaeda

    08/31/2004 1:29:53 PM PDT · by dead · 47 replies · 2,376+ views
    Benador Associates ^ | June 30, 2002
    As al-Qaeda’s presence and influence in Africa mushroomed during the nineties, John Kerry’s new Senior Advisor on National Security Affairs (named to the post today) led the charge, along with Richard Clarke and Sandy Berger, to disengage the US from Sudan. Sudan offered to unconditionally share intelligence that they had gathered about al-Qaeda agents operating in their country. Susan Rice insisted that the US turn down this offer, which was repeated multiple times. She rejected their final offer of unfettered access to their intelligence just six weeks before al-Qaeda bombed our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. This foolish disengagement prevented...
  • 1979 Flashback: Whitehouse Orders CIA to Survey Moslems Worldwide [RACIAL PROFILING BY CARTER!]

    07/17/2004 8:09:56 PM PDT · by nwrep · 42 replies · 1,072+ views
    The Washington Post [Archives] | January 20, 1979 | Jim Hoagland, Washington Post Staff Writer
    The White House has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to produce a worldwide study of Moslem religious movements in the wake of the Islamic revolt that helped drive the shah of Iran from his country this week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was told yesterday. Administration officials disclosed at a closed-door committee hearing that Zbigniew Brzezinski, the president's national security adviser, ordered the study. These officials emphasized that the existence of the request was considered highly sensitive by the administration, because of the growing political impact of Moslem fundamentalism in many areas of the world. The Carter administration is being charged...
  • Kerry responsible for intelligence failures

    07/09/2004 10:03:27 AM PDT · by GotDangGenius · 3 replies · 654+ views
    n/a ^ | 7/9/04 | rcm
    For 20 years John Kerry worked hard to gut U.S. Intelligence agencies. Perhaps John Kerry owes President Clinton, and President Bush an apology for voting to cause the intelligence failures that led even John Kerry to vote for the war against Saddam.
  • New Book: CIA Director Blamed Clinton for 9/11

    05/19/2004 9:26:19 AM PDT · by kattracks · 35 replies · 315+ views ^ | 5/19/04 | Jon E. Dougherty
    The Clinton administration repeatedly failed to recognize the growing terrorist threat against the United States, even after the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, and was regularly outsmarted by al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden, a new book reveals. David N. Bossie, author of "Intelligence Failure: How Clinton's National Security Policy Set the Stage for 9/11" (Thomas Nelson/WND), backs up his claims with copious evidence gleaned from extensive research and exclusive interviews. Bossie, who has written several other books, served as chief investigator for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, which unearthed facts...
  • A Different Kind of Intelligence Failure

    04/17/2004 5:57:33 AM PDT · by Phlap · 21 replies · 125+ views
    N Y Times ^ | 04/17/2004 | ADLAI E. STEVENSON III
    HICAGO — Intelligence failures are to blame, so we are told, for the tragedy of 9/11 and the unfolding catastrophe in Iraq. If the Bush administration had heeded its intelligence agencies, say its opponents, it might have prevented the 9/11 attacks and avoided its mishaps in Iraq. Administration officials, meanwhile, say that their intelligence was either not accurate or not "actionable." This finger-pointing reflects misconceptions about the nature of intelligence — and suggests an intelligence failure of a different sort. If one looks closely enough, there is generally a chance to see what lies ahead. For instance, shortly after the...
  • Clinton's Economic Espionage Led to Intelligence Failure

    04/17/2004 12:02:40 PM PDT · by Maria S · 14 replies · 125+ views
    The recent 9/11 Commission hearings demonstrated that America failed. The hearings allowed the current and former top officials of the Justice Department, the FBI and the CIA to assert that they were underfunded and hindered by legal red tape. While such claims may be true, it is a fact that the Clinton administration revamped the missions of the FBI and CIA following the fall of the Soviet Union, directing large segments of our national intelligence apparatus toward conducting commercial espionage. In short, President Clinton assigned the CIA, NSA and FBI to help U.S. corporations win foreign contracts. Clinton diverted our...
  • Why Nobody Saw 9/11 Coming

    03/27/2004 6:05:50 AM PST · by Ranger · 72 replies · 509+ views
    NYT ^ | 3/27/04 | PETER R. NEUMAN
      ONDON — Did the Bush administration, before the 9/11 attacks, fail to take terrorism seriously enough? At first the contention seems unlikely. Isn't this the most hawkish administration in living memory? Wasn't it President Bush who coined the phrase "war on terror"? Yet in the current hearings on the attacks — and in the controversy surrounding the new book by Richard A. Clarke, the administration's first counterterrorism chief — the words "neglect" and "failure" keep cropping up. And there is something to these accusations — although perhaps not in the sense that the people making them intend. The...
  • The People of China Republic's Incredible Espionage Tapes (What is the meaning of the word "IS?")

    11/04/2003 6:43:32 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 23 replies · 591+ views
    These tapes are an incredible archive of a span of communist Chinese stealing our national security secrets for a span of up to thirty years - courteousy of the Democratice Party of the United States. HERE IT IS (Macromedia Flash required. Get it HERE
  • Tuwaitha radiation to heart of U.S. admin in Iraq

    07/12/2003 5:00:11 PM PDT · by eartotheground · 5 replies · 404+ views
    Press Release: Greenpeace ^ | Saturday, 5 July 2003, 12:31 pm | Mike Townsley
    Greenpeace takes Tuwaitha radiation to heart of U.S. administration in Iraq Baghdad, Iraq, July 4th 2003 - Greenpeace activists today brought the head of the US civil administration in Iraq, Paul Bremer, a container of radioactive uranium 'yellowcake', found abandoned in the community outside the Tuwaitha nuclear facility, urging him to allow the return of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to carry out a full survey and decontamination of Iraq. Activists from the international environmental organisation brought the 'yellowcake' to the Office of Rehabilitation and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) - now located in one of Saddam Hussein's palaces...
  • Transcript: Cheney and Russert on September 16, 2001: Cheney Confirms NO SPECIFIC THREAT!

    05/17/2002 11:26:08 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies · 351+ views
    The White House Web Site ^ | September 16, 2001
    Camp David, Maryland September 16, 2001 The Vice President appears on Meet the Press with Tim Russert MR. TIM RUSSERT: And we are Greentop in the shadows of the presidential retreat at Camp David. Mr. Vice President, good morning and welcome. VICE PRES. DICK CHENEY: Good morning, Tim. MR. RUSSERT: This is the first television program to originate from here, which underscores the seriousness of our discussion this morning. The president, the vice president, the national security team have been meeting for the last 36 hours. What can you share with the American people this morning? VICE PRES. CHENEY:...
  • Open up the can of worms...

    05/16/2002 8:31:11 PM PDT · by danielmryan · 24 replies · 532+ views
    The Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | May 26, 2001 | Lawrence Reed
    The Real Crime of Pearl Harbor by Lawrence Reed [May 26, 2001]In casting for the almost three-hour epic, "Pearl Harbor," Hollywood forgot seventeen-year-old Lawrence McCutcheon, a U.S. Navy seaman from Gridley, California.  No character in the movie portrays McCutcheon, the first of 2,476 Americans killed on that fateful day, December 7, 1941.  The young patriot was serving his country high up in the foremast of the battleship Maryland when the first of hundreds of Japanese planes began machine gunning the men on the decks of American vessels lined up like sitting ducks.Leaving heroes like McCutcheon to the footnotes of the history books,...