Skip to comments.9-11 Survivors Report on How Bill Clinton Left America Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks
Posted on 04/08/2004 4:07:23 AM PDT by kristinn
As survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the members of the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic feel entitled to issue this report. Many of us witnessed the attacks and their aftermath in person. Some of us were in New York City at the World Trade Center that day, others were at, near or just across the river from the Pentagon. (None of our chapter members witnessed the plane crash in Pennsylvania.)
The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic is an independent grassroots conservative organization founded in 1998. Every Saturday for the last 28 months of the Clinton administration, members of the D.C. Chapter stood outside the Clinton White House informing visitors, tourists, media and employees of the administration of the willful damage being done to Americas national security by President Clinton, First Lady Hillary Clinton, Vice President Gore and their myrmidons in and out of government.
The Bush administration, seven months in office at the time, deserves whatever criticism is due an incoming administration that had to clean up eight years of damage on many fronts left by the outgoing one. However, no one can accuse President Bush of the serious lapses in judgment and dereliction of duty committed by former President Clinton.
On his last days in office, al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden were far from Bill Clintons mind. His priorities were copping a plea with prosecutor Robert Ray (a presidential first) that would keep him out of jail and wreaking his revenge on the American justice system with a pardoning fury that culminated in the pardon of international fugitive Marc Rich.
That Clinton ended his presidency on such a criminal-like note is not surprising to anyone who observed him objectively. This was a man who served himself first, last and always.
Who but a Democrat, can forget that Bill Clinton, while he talked on the telephone with Rep. Sonny Callahan regarding the congressmans concerns about the safety of our troops deployed to Bosnia, was receiving oral sex from Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office study? In fact, getting serviced by Ms. Lewinsky while on the phone conducting official business with congressmen and others was a habit of Clintons.
Bill Clinton did not care that he had exposed the presidency to blackmail by a foreign power by engaging in at least seventeen phone sex calls with Monica Lewinsky on her unsecured line. Clinton laughed off concerns of a national security breach, telling Ms. Lewinsky that if they were blackmailed to say they were just making it up.
During the Clinton administration, the closest African-American woman to the president was White House secretary Betty Currie. It was to Ms. Currie whom Bill Clinton turned to facilitate and later cover-up his affair with Monica Lewinsky in the White House.
The dutiful Currie, in a manner reminiscent of the ante-bellum South, once locked herself in the bathroom while, just outside the door, Ms. Lewinsky performed oral sex on her boss, former Arkansas governor, Bill Clinton.
Clintons sex-obsessed nature became a national joke even as the nation was put in danger because of it. Of course Clintons nature was not a joke to the many women who accused him of rape and/or sexual assault like Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones, among others.
During the period from 1997 to 1999, as Bill Clinton struggled to keep from being impeached and removed from office for perjury and obstruction of justice, and while he worked to keep a lid on the Chinagate scandal, al-Qaeda metastasized into a deadly international threat to America.
In 1998, while al-Qaeda plotted and bombed American targets, Bill Clinton held but two cabinet meetings: One to lie to his cabinet, the other to confess his lie after it was confirmed he allowed Monica Lewinsky to leave the White House with her blue dress covered in his semen after an oral sex session.
Rather than admitting his guilt and resigning from office like he should have, Bill Clinton fought those seeking to hold him accountable to the rule of law with more energy and determination than he ever did al-Qaeda.
National security lapses werent limited to Bill Clintons sex life. In his first term, Clinton took millions of dollars in illegal campaign donations. Much of those donations came from agents of communist China who were given extraordinary access to the government in exchange for their largesse.
The Chinagate scandal, which included American companies that bought favors from the Clinton administration that aided Chinas ICBMs, helped put the lie to Clintons boast that no nuclear missiles are pointed at Americas children under his watch. Toward the end of Clintons second term, Energy Secretary Bill Richardson admitted that China had about sixteen nuclear missiles targeted at America. Cold comfort when they repeatedly threatened to nuke Los Angeles as Bill Clinton slow-walked our missile defense system development.
Airline safety was compromised by Vice President Gores decision to not seek standards that could have made the September 11 plane hijackings more difficult, if not impossible. Naturally, that decision was followed by hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations by the airline industry to the Democrat party.
Terrorists had a great friend in the White House during the Clinton years. Members of the Marxist FALN terrorists were pardoned in 1999 to help Hillary Clintons bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Pat Moynihan.
Yasser Arafat played Bill Clinton like a sucker for years. It should be funny, but its not, that the terrorist Arafat has a worthless Nobel Peace Prize while Clinton doesnt.
Bill Clintons disregard for national security led him to completely lose his authorization card with nuclear launch codes. Clinton even lost the nuclear football when he stormed out of a 1999 NATO meeting in Washington, D.C. and was driven back to the White House without the military aide who carries the nuclear football. The aide had to walk the mean streets of our nations capital back to the White House.
That was not unusual for a man who nearly left his daughter, Chelsea, behind in Moscow while on a state visit, or for a man who took such poor care of the two dogs he owned as a governor and president, respectively, that they were both run over by cars.
It is not with joy that this report is issued. However, as survivors of September 11, we have watched the investigation into the governments handling of the terrorist threat devolve into a nasty partisan fight by the Democrat party and their proxies.
We know that the legacy of the leader of the Democrats during the 1990s was one of utter disregard for the national security of the United States that left us wide open to the September 11 attacks.
The photo on the cover, while crassly humorous, tells a deadly truth.
Issued by the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic
P.O. Box 65165
Washington, D.C. 20035
www.dcchapter.com and www.freerepublic.com
FWIW, you'll be taking our moral support with you.
I'll be stuck at work without even a radio to hear what goes on.
While Bill Clinton is the person who is directly responsible for what happened on 9/11, this country would be well advised to remember who the willing accomplices were who allowed Mr Clinton to continue his personal charade. 100% of them are democrats with names like, Begala, Paneta, Richardson, Reno, Wexler, Frank, Daschle, Gephart, and many, many more.....
Bill Clinton is not solely responsible for what happened......
The biggest problem is, if John F'ing Kerry is elected, the terrorists will have an even better friend in the WH. After all, he did give aid and comfort to the enemy back in the 1970s.
April 7, 2004
911 COVERUP PANEL TAKES A DIVE
In an ignominious capitulation to the White House the leaders of the 9/11 Commission traded two and a half hours of testimony by Condoleeza Rice in public under oath in exchange for a written promise not to ask anymore White House persons to testify in public or under oath. It is not clear who this includes but no doubt comprises all cabinet level officials.
There are a number of questions which either have not been asked or to which answers have not been forthcoming or what answers have been provided are contradictory and confusing.
Rice is not likely to shed any light on the situation. Given her previous public pronouncements. She is either a not too accomplished liar, stupid, completely out of any loop on terrorist information or all of the above.
Defense Secretary Rumsfeld needs to be recalled to clear up the confusion about the scrambling of jets. Most researchers, including this one, had assumed the longstanding procedure for scrambling jets whenever air traffic control reported a suspected or actual hijacking or lost contact with a plane was still in place on 9/11. Conflicting timelines provided by the FAA, NORAD and DOD did not agree on when the FAA reported the hijackings or when the jets were actually scrambled (too late to have done any good even if they could have found and identified the hijacked planes).
This led researchers to reason that someone must have given an order not to follow the longstanding procedure. Thus the hunt began for the person who gave the order for the jets to stand down. In the June 2002 issue of Aviation Now, it was finally disclosed that the longstanding procedure was not in place on 9/11! It had been superseded by an instruction from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff issued on June 1, 2001. The new procedure called for the FAA administrator (at that time Jane Garvey), not air traffic control, to contact NORAD and request military assistance. NORAD then was to determine what resources (jets) were available and then contact the National Military Command Center (NMCC) which in turn would get the personal approval of the Secretary of Defense (Donald Rumsfeld) for authority to scramble the jets.
Rumsfeld says he was at his desk in the Pentagon and had no knowledge of any hijackings until the Pentagon was hit. (Did he have his phone off the hook?)
Finally Maj. Gen. Larry Arnold, commander of the Continental U.S. Norad Region (Conar), at Tyndall AFB, Fla. issued the order to scramble two jets from Otis Air Force Base saying he would get the required approval (from Rumsfeld) later. The jets arrived in the New York area after a hijacked plane hit the second tower.
Rumsfeld and others need to explain why such a cumbersome and time-consuming procedure, with all its built-in delays, was instituted. Especially since the knowledge was wide spread that Islamic terrorists had plans (including Project Bojinka) to hijack commercial jets and crash them into the Pentagon, WTC, Sears Tower and other targets.
In recent days, news reports have disclosed a number of warnings US intelligence received about hijacked commercial planes. This is what the spooks call a limited hangout. By the time these warnings are acknowledged officially (perhaps in the 9/11 commission report) they will be dismissed as old news. See this authors June 18, 2002 archived article (available at the URL below), Bojinka, The Dog That Didnt Bark.
Over the period of five years, from 1996 to 2001, the FBI made numerous inquiries about suspected bin Laden associates taking pilot training in at least four flight schools in Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma and Florida. The last inquiry took place at the Airman Flight School in Norman Oklahoma just three weeks before the Sept. 11 disaster.
The next scheduled public hearings that will focus on failures in intelligence and law enforcement will be April 13-14.
Scheduled witnesses include Attorney General John Ashcroft, former Attorney General Janet Reno, CIA Director George Tenet, FBI Director Robert Mueller and former FBI Director Louis Freeh If the White House allows them to testify in public and the right questions are asked (dont count on either) we may learn something.
As for Condoleeza Rice, her performance tomorrow may determine how soon she resigns.
The 9/11 disaster did not result from an intelligence failure. It was caused by refusal of high government officials in both the Clinton and Bush administrations to act on the knowledge they had, for whatever reason
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Well be waiting to hear what sort of reception you get today.
You did, however, leave out the part that bill clinton really did work hard to destroy those whom he perceived as enemies. He was very diligent, relentless and successful at that. It just so happened the clinton enemies were not synonymous with America's enemies but were in reality America's protectors, so America lost on all counts.
It will take decades to clean up the legacy of the clintons - if in fact it can be successfully cleaned up and we can survive it's fallout in the process.
He looked mighty good. Thanks for the "live" update on our "hero".
And as I type, Condi is under seige from Ben vinesti! She's refusing to back down, refusing to let him cut her off, and insisting on completing her statements. He is being rude and sarcastic! The first appearance of the "get Condi" attitude, and no doubt what will make the lead off on the evening news.
I remember one Saturday while protesting in front of the WH a Freeper had a sign that said "108 days until we get a real President". I remember some passer by said, "What can he (Clinton) do in 108 days?". Well, we found out the damage he did in a short 108 days.
And what he DIDN'T do. That's about the time between the attack on the USS Cole and when he left office.
I remember one of those days in front of the WH when we joked that the big trucks, which were backed up on the circular drive, were there to pick up the furniture. Little did we know!
Your testimony should also be presented to and prominently displayed in the Clinton alternate-library.
I called out to him by name, got his attention and then asked if he would take the report. He glanced at it and accepted it from my hand. While I'm not sure if he read it, I know he got a good look at the cover page with the half-page photo of Doctor Raoul holding the "If Osama..." sign.
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