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9/11 Commission's Staff Ignored Military's Early Identification of Chief Hijacker
NYTIMES ^ | 08/11/05 | DOUGLAS JEHL and PHILIP SHENON

Posted on 08/10/2005 9:13:33 PM PDT by Pikamax

9/11 Commission's Staff Ignored Military's Early Identification of Chief Hijacker By DOUGLAS JEHL and PHILIP SHENON

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 - The Sept. 11 commission was warned by a uniformed military officer 10 days before issuing its final report that the account would be incomplete without reference to what he described as a secret military operation that by the summer of 2000 had identified as a potential threat the member of Al Qaeda who would lead the attacks more than a year later, commission officials said on Wednesday.

The officials said that the information had not been included in the report because aspects of the officer's account had sounded inconsistent with what the commission knew about that Qaeda member, Mohammed Atta, the plot's leader.

But aides to the Republican congressman who has sought to call attention to the military unit that conducted the secret operation said such a conclusion relied too much on specific dates involving Mr. Atta's travels and not nearly enough on the operation's broader determination that he was a threat.

The briefing by the military officer is the second known instance in which people on the commission's staff were told by members of the military team about the secret program, called Able Danger.

The meeting, on July 12, 2004, has not been previously disclosed. That it occurred, and that the officer identified Mr. Atta there, were acknowledged by officials of the commission after the congressman, Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania, provided information about it.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911; 911coverup; abledanger; alqaeda; atta; bushhaters; clintonfailures; clintonlegacy; clintonscandals; coverup; dirtyrats; gorelick; jamiegorelick; jihadinamerica; lyingliars; reno; sept11; sleepercells; weldon; whitewash; x42
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101 posted on 08/11/2005 9:04:22 AM PDT by XHogPilot (Islam is The Death Cult)
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102 posted on 08/11/2005 9:19:34 AM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: Tacis
The primary objective of the 9/11 Commission was to ensure that no evidence pounted at Willie...

Which was 9/11 commission member Jamie Gorelick's prime function.

103 posted on 08/11/2005 9:30:12 AM PDT by elbucko
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To: Pikamax

Interesting enough, NYTIMES changed the headline from

"9/11 Commission's Staff Ignored Military's Early Identification of Chief Hijacker"

to

"9/11 Commission's Staff Rejected Report on Early Identification of Chief Hijacker"


104 posted on 08/11/2005 9:47:13 AM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

The editor must have come in late today.


105 posted on 08/11/2005 10:39:42 AM PDT by Huck (Whatever.)
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To: skip_intro
It will run on page Z-30.

It was on the Times' front page when I posted Four in 9/11 Plot Are Called Tied to Qaeda in '00.

106 posted on 08/11/2005 11:58:28 AM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: Pikamax
Interesting enough, NYTIMES changed the headline from

"9/11 Commission's Staff Ignored Military's Early Identification of Chief Hijacker"

to "9/11 Commission's Staff Rejected Report on Early Identification of Chief Hijacker"

The online edition changed it again to:

"9/11 Panel Decided to Omit a Reference to Atta"

It becomes more innocuous each iteration.

107 posted on 08/11/2005 12:19:16 PM PDT by skip_intro
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To: neverdem
It was on the Times' front page when I posted Four in 9/11 Plot Are Called Tied to Qaeda in '00.

It's just another story under the National heading in the online edition, right below the Sports section.

108 posted on 08/11/2005 12:22:23 PM PDT by skip_intro
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To: skip_intro
It's just another story under the National heading in the online edition, right below the Sports section.

http://www.nytimes.com/

It's the third story under the National section of their homepage now. Before it was third under the Washington section. If you go back to the original article you find "Next Article in Washington (5 of 6) >" near the bottom of the page. That homepage changes all the time.

109 posted on 08/11/2005 12:34:15 PM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: conservativecorner

Excellent post. Thank you.

I have never liked John Ashcroft more than when he was putting the blame back where it belonged -- on the Clinton Administration.

If there were more straight shooters like him we'd be a safer and better place.


110 posted on 08/11/2005 8:58:32 PM PDT by dervish (tagline for rent, inquire within)
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To: ravingnutter

"These procedures, which go beyond what is legally required"

This sentence makes me crazy, and its echoes can be heard today with the demands that we treat detainees to Geneva Convention rules "which go beyond what is legally required." Let's just give that extra protection to those who want to destroy our country.

These people are sick.


111 posted on 08/11/2005 9:16:18 PM PDT by dervish (tagline for rent, inquire within)
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To: conservativecorner

If you value your posting privileges here, I would suggest you cool it.


112 posted on 08/12/2005 5:10:01 AM PDT by Lead Moderator
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To: Lead Moderator

I do value my posting, so please tell me what I have done now? I posted a partial article with a link to the original site, so I thought I was doing what was allowed. I'm not trying to ruffle feathers, and I thought I had done what was asked by not posting entire articles without links.


113 posted on 08/12/2005 5:18:32 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: conservativecorner

The Sidebar Moderator had simply made a request. Your response was uncalled for. If you don't wish to abide by the rules as everyone else is required, you are invited to leave.


114 posted on 08/12/2005 5:39:56 AM PDT by Lead Moderator
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To: Calpernia

I wuz lookin for you. Hehehe.


115 posted on 08/16/2005 8:46:16 PM PDT by Wingsofgold
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To: Calpernia

If you wuz to talk more, You'd be easier to find. :)


116 posted on 08/16/2005 8:47:01 PM PDT by Wingsofgold
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To: Wingsofgold
Hey Wings! Still not totally here. Came from one Vacation and off to another. We have family in...so I will still be scarce :)
117 posted on 08/16/2005 9:48:00 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Pikamax
The entire 911 Commission was a joke to begin with and NOW their lauded report is just so much toilet paper.

The audicity of these washed up civil servants who grilled and picked apart the FDNY and NYPD because of their communication problems after the towers were hit leaves me speechless.

The 911 Report may have been a best seller but it belongs in the FICTION aisles now.

118 posted on 08/16/2005 9:55:33 PM PDT by PISANO (We will not tire......We will not falter.......We will NOT FAIL!!! .........GW Bush [Oct 2001])
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