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Able Danger: Didn't have anything to do with 9/11?
TOPDOG08 ^ | 10/26/2005 | Mike

Posted on 10/26/2005 11:57:56 AM PDT by vadkins

Slade Gorton claims to already know the results of the Senate Intelligence Committee proceedings. He says they will agree with him - that Able Danger was historically insignificant. That it "didn't have anything to do with 9/11" at all! Let's hope Mr. Gorton is in for a rude awakening. If not, it begs the question, how does he know so much about classified proceedings in the Senate that the American public has not been allowed to hear for ourselves?

From Lou Dobbs last night:

DOBBS: Congressman Curt Weldon claims a secret Pentagon project known as Able Danger identified Mohammed Atta as a member of a New York-based al Qaeda cell a year before the September 11th terrorist attacks. There was no mention of Able Danger in the commission's report on 9/11. I'm joined now by former Senator Slade Gorton, a member of the 9/11 Commission. Good to have you here, but, in fact was Able Danger omitted from your initial 9/11 Commission report with a purpose?

SLADE GORTON, FORMER 9/11 COMMISSIONER: No, Able Danger was omitted -- omitted from our report because it didn't have anything to do with 9/11. We learned about Able Danger from Colonel Shaffer, who briefed four of our staffers on it in Kabul, Afghanistan eight or nine months before our report came out. We immediately followed up on it, and we got all of the Able Danger materials from the Department of Defense, and they had nothing to do with Mohammed Atta or with any of the other conspirators. So Able Danger was -- got very interesting. It didn't identify Mohammed Atta a year beforehand. Unfortunately, no one identified Mohammed Atta beforehand. Able Danger was simply irrelevant to our report, and still is.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; 911commission; abledanger; atta; cnn; curtweldon; dhpl; dia; gorelick; gorelickwall; loudobbs; military; mohammadatta; pentagon; shaffer; sladegorton; weldon

1 posted on 10/26/2005 11:57:59 AM PDT by vadkins
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To: vadkins

Sure Slade, you blinking buffoon.

2 posted on 10/26/2005 12:00:02 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: vadkins

Aren't half the reforms the commission demands are not 9/11 related.

3 posted on 10/26/2005 12:00:52 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: vadkins
I can tell you one thing for sure. The 9/11 commission report didn't have anything to do with explaing why, or how 9/11 happened either.
4 posted on 10/26/2005 12:06:47 PM PDT by b4its2late (I love defenseless animals, especially in a good gravy.)
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To: faithincowboys

Maybe Slate should read this:

5 posted on 10/26/2005 12:07:01 PM PDT by traderrob6
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7 posted on 10/26/2005 12:10:53 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: vadkins

Slade Gorton was a disappointment on the 9/11 Commission, and, IMO, is the equal of Jim Jeffords. He showed little, or no interest, in pursuing the truth...did not ask intelligent questions, and denied the obvious bias of the Committee. He defended Jamie Gorelick from well-deserved and truthful criticisms, and looked ridiculous fawning over her!

8 posted on 10/26/2005 12:12:34 PM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: vadkins

And did he also know the results of the 9/11 Commission before they had the hearings?};-)

9 posted on 10/26/2005 12:16:14 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: faithincowboys
This past weekend, this thread was going about Weldon.

This is my post on that thread. Any answers/comments are welcome.
I found some information that I'm not sure and would like anybody's take on it.
On Oct 20, the 911 Public Discourse Project held a press conference. The attendees were Tom Kean, Lee Hamilton, Slade Gordon, Tim Roemer, and Richard Ben Veniste, all of the 9-11 Commission. The title was Recommendations on Reforming Government Institutions. The members went through how different parts of the govt such as the Executive Branch, the Congress, the FBI, CIA and others are implementing 911 Commission recommendations.
At about 54 minutes into the press conference, a reporter asks Mr Kean if any of the members had read Louis Freeh's book and what they thought. Kean said he would read it if someone would give/loan him a copy. Then comes my point of this post. At 54:45 on the video, available on CSPAN website, Mr Hamilton comes out of the blue with (and I am paraphrasing) We spent a lot of time on Able Danger. We did not find a single bit of documentary evidence about Atta. He then said Slade had submitted a statement on Able Danger. I looked in both the 911 Report and the 911 Public Discourse Project website and found no such statement by Gordon. It seemed strange to me cause the conversation went from Freeh's book to Able Danger. It was like somebody asked what time it was and the answer was chocolate ice cream.
I dunno. First they never heard of Able Danger, then they spent a lotta time on it. No documents, boxes full of documents. I dunno.
Maybe the lovely and gracious Mrs Burf is right: I am loosing my marbles. I just thinks somebody is lying to me and a lot of other folks.

Update: I have found Gordon's statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee since on the 9/11 Public Discourse Website.
10 posted on 10/26/2005 12:31:15 PM PDT by Burf (We'll all be drinkin that free Bubble Up and eatin that Rainbow Stew.)
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To: PeskyOne

"Slade Gorton was a disappointment on the 9/11 Commission,.." And most of the Republicans in the State of WA. A lot of us didn't mark anything in the US Senator box. We had a choice of Slade and Maria Cantwell.

In the previous election (1998?) Cantwell won the undecided cliffhanger when King County, as usual, finally reported in with just enough votes to dump Slade. Happens all the time. Someday though it will cost us a real Republican instead of just another Rino.

11 posted on 10/26/2005 3:37:07 PM PDT by doxteve
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To: vadkins

In another year, politics will have everyone convinced that ALL were to blame for 9/11 less the "extreme" religion of peace fanatics.

12 posted on 10/26/2005 3:40:51 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: popdonnelly

"And did he also know the results of the 9/11 Commission before they had the hearings?};-)"

It is SOP to meet with board and commission members prior to any meetings of significance in order to ensure the outcome, you know. So, I'd say yes.

13 posted on 10/26/2005 4:20:21 PM PDT by combat_boots (Dug in and not budging an inch. NOT to be schiavoed, greered, or felosed as a patient)
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To: combat_boots

Slade Gordon is a wimp..rhino and every other bad thing I can think of.
I will not vote for him..let's have another demo instead. At least we will know where we stand with another lib.
Who in their right mind would trust the word of a politician versus the word of these fine officers? Only the MSM.

14 posted on 10/26/2005 4:41:48 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: doxteve

When the new Able Danger news broke 2 months ago or whenever it was, Slade came on the Michael Medved show to denounce it vehemently and defend the 9/11 commission. He is definitely part of the coverup. There was no sympathy for Slade after letting Clinton off the hook in the impeachment, otherwise maybe the King County vote fraud would have been exposed two years earlier. I'm sure Cantwell's win was crooked, but Slade deserved to lose.

15 posted on 10/29/2005 7:15:58 PM PDT by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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To: vadkins
that Able Danger was historically insignificant.

And I'm the Easter Bunny.

16 posted on 10/29/2005 7:18:28 PM PDT by bmwcyle (We broke Pink's Code and found a terrorist message)
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To: vadkins

There is a point where excuses and on-the-spot made up dodges simply smell. Smell like obvious lies. Here is one. Gordon cannot honestly make these statements, as they are NOT plausible.

17 posted on 11/03/2005 11:08:49 AM PST by Richard Axtell (what to believe? good question...)
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