Skip to comments.Curt's take on terror [Rep. Weldon interviewed at bookstore]
Posted on 08/18/2005 11:33:21 AM PDT by johnny7
BRYN MAWR - Tied up in traffic on I-95 from Washington, U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon arrived an hour late last Thursday for his book talk at the Bryn Mawr Barnes & Noble.
The 10-term Republican congressman from Delaware and Chester counties' 7th District made up for it with an hour-and-a-half of chilling - some might say inflammatory - examples of how he says the U.S. intelligence establishment continues to miss or even ignore information about potential terrorist attacks that could eclipse the horror of 9/11.
(Excerpt) Read more at zwire.com ...
Since Santorum is imploding, I wonder if Weldon could fill his shoes? Any opinions from Pennylvanians?
Santorum is not imploding. Don't know where you get this idea. But Weldon is a good guy.
Hard to believe how quick Santorum is going down. I think his style is better suited for the House.
Exactly! Why are some freepers getting weak kneed over some leftwing media attacks. They should expect it. Moles?
I was there. He showed us 2 charts, one like what was given to Hadley back in 2001 and one was what Al-Quaida looked like today from info gleaned from AD types. The second chart had hundreds of photos on it, along with the lined references of who was associated with whom. These people mean to do us serious harm...we need to wake up. Things have not changed all that much with regards to info sharing and turf battles within D.C.
I believe the "wobbly" charges come from Santorum's support of Specter.
Thank you. He was simply being a good soldier for the Republican Party and the administration. He did not change his positions on anything.
Good stuff from Weldon -- hope he can shake up DC and the intel agencies enough to accomplish something! I just bought his book. People who think he's doing this as some cheap "book promo" just have it all backwards -- he describes how he's spent many YEARS trying to reform intel agencies working "within the system" and how he tried in 1999 to have the kind of all-agency threat assessment center set up that could have used ABLE DANGER-type software to track all the myriad tidbits that come into different agencies.... INS, CIA, FBI, DIA, etc. each had relevant pieces of info that could have stopped 9/11 or similar plots in the future, but it's so difficult to get the intel bureaucracies to work together well (and Gorelick's 'wall' is only one part of the problem, because the turf battles are legendary).
Anyway, I've just begun reading the book and I don't know how reliable his main source 'Ali' is for all the info on Iran, but Weldon is definitely fighting the good fight, trying hard to improve our intel and counter-terrorism before we have attacks even worse than 9/11.
Looks like some unnamed source at the CIA 'outed' Weldon's Iranian exile source who he was calling 'Ali'.... its a guy named Fereidoun Mahdavi in Paris, and it's clear from this article that the CIA is busily trying to discredit him:
We know well from the Iraq experience (and it should have been obvious forever and ever) than anti-regime exiles from countries like Iran, Iraq, etc. can have strong motives to present distorted and/or fabricated 'intel' in order to try to get the US to move against the hated government they want to see overthrown.
Still, there are lots of excellent reasons already known for us to know that the MULLAHs of Tehran are the enemies of humanity, and certainly they are our enemies, responsible for a lot of American deaths and more all the time in their terror war against us in Iraq.
The CIA guys are right to be skeptical in trying to vet such 'sources' who may not be what they claim to be, but at the same time with HUMINT so pitifully poor for such countries we can't afford to ignore potentially good sources, either.
Weldon will bring a lot of votes home for Santorum.
Rick has a VERY strong "broken glass" constituency here in Pennsylvania (including me) and Casey looks like he's afraid of his shadow. The real fight will begin when Casey's handlers show up and begin the mud-slinging in earnest.
right it,s early in this race. santorum is a pro lets not forget that. i only know this from watching him work. i have heard him speak to crowds , i have seen him debate some very clever people , who can't lay a glove on him . he looks fine on tv. to most shall we say,normal folks. the pubs need this they will print money for this one. i know so will the dems . good ! make them fight to hold their own turf. iv'e not seen , but have read that casey a nice guy who will have trouble one one with big rick. plus i'm sure there will be a pork project aimed at the areas where santorum is weak .
We need to keep all the young conservatives we can in the Senate in order to give backbone to our compromising, listless majority!
Anyone who has not read the interview Michael Savage had with Col. Schaeffer wrt Able Danger should do so. I am no fan of Savage but this interview was a real service to the Nation.
This is deadly serious stuff more so than anything I can recall in decades.
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