Skip to comments.Able Danger -- now they tell us
Posted on 08/14/2005 1:44:29 AM PDT by smoothsailing
Jack Kelly: Able Danger -- now they tell us
The 9/11 commission report, once much lauded, now has an awfully big hole
Sunday, August 14, 2005
The report of the 9/11 commission, once a best seller and hailed by the news media as the definitive word on the subject, must now be moved to the fiction shelves.
The commission concluded, you'll recall, that the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon couldn't have been prevented, and that if there was negligence, it was as much the fault of the Bush administration (for moving slowly on the recommendations of Clinton counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke) as of the Clinton administration.
Able Danger has changed all of that.
Able Danger was a military intelligence unit set up by Special Operations Command in 1999. A year before the 9/11 attacks, Able Danger identified hijack leader Mohamed Atta and the other members of his cell. But Clinton administration officials stopped them -- three times -- from sharing this information with the FBI.
The problem was the order Clinton Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick made forbidding intelligence operatives from sharing information with criminal investigators. (Gorelick later served as a 9/11 commission member.)
"They were stopped because the lawyers at that time in 2000 told them Mohamed Atta had a green card" -- he didn't -- "and they could not go after someone with a green card," said Rep. Curt Weldon, the Pennsylvania Republican who brought the existence of Able Danger to light.
The military spooks knew only that Atta and his confederates had links to al-Qaida. They hadn't unearthed their mission. But if the FBI had kept tabs on them (a big if, given the nature of the FBI at the time), 9/11 almost certainly could have..
(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...
This is nuts.
At least ONE paper GETS IT, and is starting to lay blame where it belongs.
To the exten this has been covered by the MSM, they are still trying to pin it on Bush.
To ALL: Be sure you reat the ENTIRE article. It lays it all out very clearly.
Wonders never cease! It's Clinton's fault.
Funny, Drudge ignores the story, as if it is not news. He's beating himself up over this, I'm sure.
This writer devastates Clinton,Gorelick,and the dems!
WOO-HOO! He is pinning the tale on the donkey!
Jack Kelly is always good for stuff like this,but it never ceases to amaze me that the PG keeps him around,given their ingrained biases.
Its time to stop pussyfooting and take some people down.
Fox news this am: dems are saying they were only told once about this and besides, the source wasn't 'credible'. The 'source' was a much decorated military man who is still on active duty. (The rats are very freaking, no wonder they're egging Cindy Sheehan on...anything to deflect attention from this.)
Build their gallows high
It is amazing.......... PPG - Unfair and Unbalanced.
What's curious is that the 9/11 commissioners were all media hounds. They were all over the place..any chance, any time, anywhere....and even self-extended their commission. NOw, since this has come out...well, you can't find hide nor hair of one..anywheres..Kean is MIA..and Gorelick and BenVeniste..they must be in the Witness Protection program...this alone leads me to suspect there is a LOT of there, there..
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