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THE WARNING KERRY IGNORED
New York Post Online ^ | March 15, 2004 | PAUL SPERRY

Posted on 03/15/2004 1:05:58 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:20:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

SEN. John Kerry boasts how he "sounded the alarm on terrorism years before 9/ 11," referring to his 1997 book "The New War." Too bad he didn't blast it when it really counted - four months before the hijackings, when he was hand-delivered evidence of serious security breaches at Logan International Airport, with specific warnings that terrorists could exploit them.


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TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 1997; 2004; 911; airportsecurity; bookreview; bostonlogan; caughtinanotherlie; elson; faa; gao; jfk; johnkerry; kerry; kerryknew; loganairport; missedopportunity; navyseal; paulsperry; seal; securitybreach; sullivan; terror; thenewwar; wot
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KERRY KNEW!!
1 posted on 03/15/2004 1:05:59 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Oops.
2 posted on 03/15/2004 1:09:03 AM PST by RichInOC (...I wonder if Howard Dean thinks THAT'S more than an interesting theory.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
So he gets his wife to fund an organization that gets people who lost family in the WTC to trash President Bush, for something that he would not do anything about.

No wonder he is so sensitive about the 9/11 snip in campaign ads.

3 posted on 03/15/2004 1:12:07 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: RichInOC
Letter should have gone to Kennedy...

Or did it?

4 posted on 03/15/2004 1:12:47 AM PST by prognostigaator
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To: Howlin; Miss Marple; PhiKapMom
A must read.
5 posted on 03/15/2004 1:13:42 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat ("I'm Diddle E. Squat, and I approved this tagline")
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To: jwalsh07; Southack; Dog Gone
Don't miss this story.
6 posted on 03/15/2004 1:14:32 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat ("I'm Diddle E. Squat, and I approved this tagline")
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
wonder if this will stick in the ABCBSNBCCNN world of news
7 posted on 03/15/2004 1:39:11 AM PST by jmcclain19
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To: Diddle E. Squat
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8 posted on 03/15/2004 1:39:15 AM PST by wewillnotfail (I am not a socialist but I play one on DU.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Thanks! Well, as usual, the Rats are accusing the president of what THEY are guilty of.
9 posted on 03/15/2004 1:47:37 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple
I don't get it. I thought he was all for big gov't. watching out for us little guys? I thought he was all for making us safer?

By thw way. Just exactly WHEN did he make that comment about us not being at risk for a terrorist attack? I always presumed it was recently. However, it seems like he may have been saying it for many years.


10 posted on 03/15/2004 1:57:00 AM PST by geopyg (Democracy, whiskey, sexy)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
A fiery ex-Navy Seal, Elson spent three years as part of an elite FAA unit called the Red Team, which did covert testing of airport security across the country, before retiring as a field agent in Houston. He offered to fly to Washington at his own expense to give Kerry a document-backed presentation about the "facade of security" at Logan and other major airports.

Richard Marcinko and John Weisman are authors of Red Cell and other books on the subject. However, Marcinko's shooters weren't an FAA unit. Maybe Red Team is a different group altogether?

11 posted on 03/15/2004 2:11:38 AM PST by WhiteyAppleseed (The only trustworthy spy is a dead spy.---Old Russian Proverb)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
I was looking for a quote that would define his incompetance, but theres just too many of them to choose only one.

His behavior is just plain layered, I honestly doubt if he could remember any of this, his position changed so much and so drastically from one day to the next.

If we had a truly honest press core, this would be the end of Kerry, short and sweet.

12 posted on 03/15/2004 2:13:40 AM PST by Kakaze
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
John Kerry only cares about one person, and that's himself
13 posted on 03/15/2004 2:15:29 AM PST by MJY1288 (Can't Blame Bush for Negative Ad's, When There's Nothing Positive To Say About John Kerry)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Sullivan and Elson, joined by aviation-security experts David Forbes and Andrew Thomas, want to see Kerry hauled before the 9/11 Commission to answer questions about what he knew about Logan's lapses, and specifically what he did about them, before that fateful day.

By God, the Republicans on the 9/11 Committee better get a letter hand-delivered to the two-faced Senator requiring his presence for a public interrogation.

Any fancy dancing by this slippery character and a rapid subpoena will be fired off.

We have to have this guy front and center at the committee's witness table. The double-talking Kerry must be grilled on public television while Sullivan, Elson, Forbes and Thomas sit in attendance.

14 posted on 03/15/2004 2:23:10 AM PST by henbane
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
I lived in the Boston area in 2001. I don't remember anything about the local FOX affiliate doing this investigative report, before or after 9/11. I assume this media "warning" would have been all over the news in Boston after the attacks.

Me thinks someone pulled a fast one on the author of this article. It appears fabricated.



15 posted on 03/15/2004 2:45:18 AM PST by My Dog Likes Me
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
This is getting better. Another example of Kerry's lies about his actions or votes. The other day it was his claim to have voted for a particular bill regarding Cuba, when in fact he voted AGAINST it.
16 posted on 03/15/2004 2:45:48 AM PST by PogySailor
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To: MJY1288
JFK is Just For Kerry.
17 posted on 03/15/2004 2:50:07 AM PST by A. Morgan
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Gotcha!
18 posted on 03/15/2004 3:04:47 AM PST by dawn53
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To: Miss Marple
Yep. Glass houses and throwing stones comes to mind.
19 posted on 03/15/2004 3:09:21 AM PST by not_apathetic_anymore
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To: My Dog Likes Me
I remember some stuff on Fox News that was shown sometime in the fall after 9/11. I don't know when it was taped.
20 posted on 03/15/2004 3:12:32 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: My Dog Likes Me
Paul Sperry is a reputable reporter who in the past has uncovered many stories which proved to be true. If all this is true, then Kerry has blood on his hands.
21 posted on 03/15/2004 3:13:12 AM PST by Carolinamom (Currently re-programming my thinking to positive mode.)
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To: Miss Marple
" ... as usual, the Rats are accusing the president of what THEY are guilty of. "

Isn't it funny ... that is how it always truns out.
22 posted on 03/15/2004 3:16:52 AM PST by snooker (Drag a 'botox gigolo' through a swamp, and some dumb gator will always bite.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
(At that point, Steve Elson, the other agent who'd teamed up on the TV sting, decided to take a crack at the junior senator. A fiery ex-Navy Seal, Elson spent three years as part of an elite FAA unit called the Red Team, which did covert testing of airport security across the country, before retiring as a field agent in Houston. He offered to fly to Washington at his own expense to give Kerry a document-backed presentation about the "facade of security" at Logan and other major airports. But a Kerry aide said not to bother. "You're not a constituent," )
I like that Terminology (A fiery ex-Navy Seal) Elson is just the man to Demand Kerry’s Military Record. Elson, may be the man to also Demand Kerry be brought in front of the 9-11 Commission and Tell What he Knew and When he Knew it and why he did not act on the Security Issue at Logan Airport. Logan says to Kerry. "Bring It ON." I hope.
23 posted on 03/15/2004 3:17:58 AM PST by Eldorado431
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
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24 posted on 03/15/2004 4:03:09 AM PST by I_be_tc
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
At least 82 Kerry constituents were murdered aboard American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175.

That should be the response every time the Dems' talkingpointsmemo says '3000 were murdered on Bush's watch'.
25 posted on 03/15/2004 4:11:13 AM PST by TomGuy (Kerry is left of liberal.)
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To: I_be_tc
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26 posted on 03/15/2004 4:13:55 AM PST by knarf (A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
KERRY KNEW!!

LOL. You read my mind.

27 posted on 03/15/2004 4:26:13 AM PST by alnick (Kerry is like that or so a crack sausage.)
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To: My Dog Likes Me
I don't remember anything about the local FOX affiliate doing this investigative report, before or after 9/11"\

It was also reported in other media and, in fact, I seem to remember reading something about it here at FR.

My recollection was mostly about them being able to smuggle weapoms past the metal detectors etc.

28 posted on 03/15/2004 4:26:13 AM PST by capt. norm (If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta; backhoe
Wow. Backhoe, this should be added to you list iof links.
29 posted on 03/15/2004 4:31:08 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: My Dog Likes Me
Rewind to May 6, 2001. That night, a Boston TV station (Fox-25) aired reporter Deborah Sherman's story on an undercover investigation at Logan that Sullivan and another retired agent helped set up.

Seems easy enough to check out this info.

It's hard to remember all the information that came pouring out after Sept. 11.

It will be interesting to watch how Kerry spins this.
30 posted on 03/15/2004 4:32:52 AM PST by baseballmom
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To: baseballmom
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31 posted on 03/15/2004 4:36:15 AM PST by Republican Red (Karmic hugs welcomed!)
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To: mewzilla
Got it- thanks!
32 posted on 03/15/2004 4:42:24 AM PST by backhoe
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To: alnick
AND THEN HE LIED!
33 posted on 03/15/2004 4:54:45 AM PST by Ironfocus
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Now, the question is 'will the mainstream media REPORT that Kerry knew'?

How many have heard Kerry's response to the question from the audience about who the 'world leaders' are that want to see Kerry elected? His response was ' are you a registered Republican'. Does that mean you do not deserve an answer to a question if you are NOT a DIM?

34 posted on 03/15/2004 5:13:32 AM PST by mathluv (Protect my grandchildren's future. Vote for Bush/Cheney '04.)
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To: Ironfocus
BTT
35 posted on 03/15/2004 5:14:09 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I am not from Vermont. I lived there for four years and that was enough.)
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To: My Dog Likes Me
I am from Texas, and I heard about it. I did not hear about Kerry's involvement - or if I did, it did not register. Why would I know who Kerry was - just another northeast liberal?
36 posted on 03/15/2004 5:17:20 AM PST by mathluv (Protect my grandchildren's future. Vote for Bush/Cheney '04.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
KERRY AIDED AND ABETTED THE TERRORISTS ON 9/11.
37 posted on 03/15/2004 5:51:43 AM PST by kitkat
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Quoting Kerry is the surest way to mislead the American people.
38 posted on 03/15/2004 5:53:39 AM PST by OESY
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To: Carolinamom
It would be nice if it's true and it's FOX news.

I'd guess that it was just attributed to the pile of generalized warnings that everyone had gotten and no one did anything about.

But since Bush is being raked over the coals for "knowing" in advance about 911, it seems like it's Kerry's turn in the barrel.
39 posted on 03/15/2004 6:05:35 AM PST by js1138
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To: My Dog Likes Me
Me thinks someone pulled a fast one on the author of this article. It appears fabricated

If it is .. it should be easy to prove

40 posted on 03/15/2004 6:31:12 AM PST by Mo1 (Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?)
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To: prairiebreeze; onyx; Texasforever; CyberAnt; BigSkyFreeper; dixiechick2000; Tamsey; ...
Sullivan followed up by having the undercover videotape hand-delivered to Kerry's office.

FYI PING

41 posted on 03/15/2004 6:33:21 AM PST by Mo1 (Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?)
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To: Mo1; Carolinamom
Carolinamom is right: Paul Sperry is a reputable reporter (used to work for IBD) and if this proves true --- Kerry does indeed have blood on his hands.

Thank you for the ping Mo.
42 posted on 03/15/2004 6:48:23 AM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: backhoe

I think this is worthy of your "file"
43 posted on 03/15/2004 6:50:07 AM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: My Dog Likes Me
Quote from Kerry right after 9/11:

''We know the basics,'' Kerry said. ''The basics are obvious to everybody. Most people believe it is bin Laden. My own judgment is that it's bin Laden based on the warnings we have received.''

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:POmFk3FSTgwJ:www.boston.com/news/packages/underattack/globe_stories/0911/Officials_probing_security_breaches%2B.shtml+logan+airport+warning+to+kerry&hl=en&start=11&ie=UTF-8
44 posted on 03/15/2004 6:55:09 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: jmcclain19
"wonder if this will stick in the ABCBSNBCCNN world of news"

What do you think?

45 posted on 03/15/2004 6:58:58 AM PST by sweetliberty (To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.")
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To: My Dog Likes Me
Me thinks someone pulled a fast one on the author of this article. It appears fabricated.

Methinks, maybe not:

AIRLINE SECURITY January 24, 2002

NOTE THE DATE!

46 posted on 03/15/2004 6:59:57 AM PST by null and void (Paranoid? Me? I sure hope so...)
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To: null and void
AIRLINE SECURITY January 24, 2002

*sigh* < a href, not < a hrep...

Must have coffine...

47 posted on 03/15/2004 7:03:02 AM PST by null and void (Paranoid? Me? I sure hope so...)
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To: Miss Marple
Well, as usual, the Rats are accusing the president of what THEY are guilty of.

It appears that has been the case 100% of the time.

48 posted on 03/15/2004 7:03:29 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: My Dog Likes Me
Rewind to May 6, 2001. That night, a Boston TV station (Fox-25) aired reporter Deborah Sherman's story on an undercover investigation

Looks like this would be pretty easy to prove it never aired, as you assert, but I would tend to think the details presented undermine your contention the story is fabricated.

49 posted on 03/15/2004 7:06:43 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
...at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, and on both sides of the aisle.

A rather gratuitous slap at the Republicans and Bush. Couldn't make it through the article without one of those. All the evidence in the article references Kerry, so that last line is totally unsupported by the facts in the article.

No bias to see here...move along folks.

50 posted on 03/15/2004 7:09:29 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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