Skip to comments.Pentagon Finds More Who Recall Atta Intel
Posted on 09/01/2005 2:46:04 PM PDT by YaYa123
WASHINGTON -- Pentagon officials said Thursday they have found three more people who recall an intelligence chart that identified Sept. 11 mastermind Mohamed Atta as a terrorist one year before the attacks on New York and Washington. But they have been unable to find the chart or other evidence that it existed.
Last month, two military officers, Army Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer and Navy Capt. Scott Philpott, went public with claims that a secret unit code-named Able Danger used data mining _ searching large amounts of data for patterns _ to identify Atta in 2000. Shaffer has said three other Sept. 11 hijackers also were identified.
In recent days Pentagon officials have said they could not yet verify or disprove the assertions by Shaffer and Philpott. On Thursday, four intelligence officials provided the first extensive briefing for reporters on the outcome of their interviews with people associated with Able Danger and their review of documents.
They said they interviewed at least 80 people over a three-week period and found three, besides Philpott and Shaffer, who said they remember seeing a chart that either mentioned Atta by name as an al-Qaida operative or showed his photograph. Four of the five recalled a chart with a pre-9/11 photo of Atta; the other person recalled only a reference to his name
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The other shoe just dropped.
Well looky here... hot damn!
Looks like the Post is dribbling out the truth while everyone is busy with Katrina's aftermath.
Also, looks like they found some documentation, according to this thread, and it also says some senior officials are preparing to exit stage left because they know what's coming.
Weldon's talk to Larry DiRita seems to have worked.
Thanks for the *ping*. Yep. The other shoe just dropped. So much for the "we didn't know/never knew/forgot/lost it" defense. Curt Weldon is due a BIG apology. And soon.
Are these the first Able Danger people "found" by the Pentagon? Seems just a few weeks ago they did not even acknowledge Abel Danger existed.
My tin foil hat's readio signals tell me from time to time that a lot of the "old guard" at the Pentagon who remain loyal to the white trash from Arkansas don't want to see this stuff see the light of day. I know many of them are well connected with the main stream media and feed them all sorts of contradictory information, yet all these guys coming forward seem credible. My only question is why did they all wait this long to open up about this?
that chart is/was TS code word and you will not find it in any desk. maybe that is what sandy berger took out is his socks???
readio = radio.....my fingers have been naughty lately
I noticed the Washington Post didn't post this till an hour ago, so I wonder whether it will be in tomorrow's paper. Thanks for help pinging other interested people.
Geezers ! How deep is clinton into this mess?
Need to get a signup sheet of those who did and DID NOT see the information. Start to determine who merely wasn't present, who "fogot", and who buried it.
Mark Levin just quoted from this & said he'd cover it further in the next hour.
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