Skip to comments.Another Set Of Able Danger Documents To Surface?
Posted on 11/08/2005 6:41:24 PM PST by bobsunshine
Another shoe may drop in the Able Danger story tomorrow, when Rep. Curt Weldon plans on holding a press conference to announce new developments in the case. Weldon's office released a statement today announcing the media event tomorrow at 12:30 PM ET, which can also be found on his website, I believe. Weldon's invitation promises the following:
The latest findings include: information Able Danger provided to defense officials about terrorist activity in the Port of Aden prior to the terrorist attack on the USS Cole back in October 2000; a discovery of another Able Danger member who confirms a set of Able Danger data not accounted for by the Pentagon; recent statements by the 9-11 Commission about Able Danger; and the latest efforts by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to smear Able Danger member Lt. Col. Shaffer who broke the silence about the Pentagon's efforts to track al-Qaeda worldwide prior to September 11 [emphases mine -- CE].
We already know about the smear attempt, and also the DIA's railroading of Shaffer in stripping him of his clearances for picayune offenses that go far back into his past -- which should have already been part of his security reviews several times over. I won't get a chance to listen into the press conference, but I will be following up with great interest later in the evening.
I'll bet this will be on Tony Snow in the AM.
He's been following this pretty close.
(If hes back from his bout with the bug)
Curt Weldon is a hero; can't wait for the press conference.
Weldon is an American hero.
I always thought of NJ as a refinery.
Just in case he hasn't heard we'll ping him.
Was Tony out today? I missed it. Too many meetings...
$10 says this doesn't make the Nightly News with Brian Twistface.
Refinery, landfill... What's the difference, they both stink....
The rats have a whole of 'deflecting' going on here.
"The Man Who Knew," chronicles John O'Neill's story on Frontline, PBS.
"'The Man Who Knew' also chronicles O'Neill's increasing frustration with Washington's lax attitude toward the threat posed by bin Laden, including the possibility that Al Qaeda sleeper cells were already operating within the United States."
"An analyst at the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency resigned in protest after the attack on the USS Cole because his warnings of pending terrorist acts in the Persian Gulf region went unheeded......(Washington Times, 10/26/00)"
I believe that is the case where his boss, et al. dismissed his warnings as, "Aw, he's just trying to make a former girlfriend in the office look bad."
See also, http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=18175
footnote. The analyst "had dated a woman who wrote an astounding incorrect analysis the month before the Cole bombing, arguing that terrorists were not capable of conducting a small boat attack on a ship. DIA higher-ups said he pushed his analysis to contradict that of his ex-girlfriend. In reality, Fallis had developed a unique methodology that led him to conclude an al Qaeda attack was imminent."
It ain't just Able Danger, it's everywhere.
Washington's "it all counts towards thrity" crowd sure don't like them unique methodology thingies.
Hopefully it will make it onto Brit Hume's show...he is usually good about showing anything about his subject.
I wonder if Weldon is doing it on the House floor...probably not, since he has a time specific.
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