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9/11 Panel Decided to Omit a Reference to Atta
AP ^ | 08/11/05 | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Posted on 08/11/2005 12:43:23 PM PDT by Pikamax

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Sept. 11 commission knew military intelligence officials had identified lead hijacker Mohamed Atta as a member of al-Qaida who might be part of U.S.-based terror cell more than a year before the terror attacks but decided not to include that in its final report, a spokesman acknowledged Thursday.

Al Felzenberg, who had been the commission's chief spokesman, said Tuesday the panel was unaware of intelligence specifically naming Atta. But he said subsequent information provided Wednesday confirmed that the commission had been aware of the intelligence.

It did not make it into the final report because the information was not consistent with what the commission knew about Atta's whereabouts before the attacks, Felzenberg said. The commission has gone out of existence, although a follow-up organization called the 9/11 Public Discourse Project continues to follow closely the Bush administration's progress in implementing their recommendations.

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1 posted on 08/11/2005 12:43:24 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

Lets see, there is another possible reason that it did not make it into the final report...."Conflict of interest" Gorelick was on the committee.


2 posted on 08/11/2005 12:45:57 PM PDT by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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To: Pikamax

Nothing to see here folks.. move along....

/sarc


3 posted on 08/11/2005 12:46:19 PM PDT by Dubya-M-Dees
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To: Pikamax

Sounds like a case of volitional amnesia.


4 posted on 08/11/2005 12:46:23 PM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Pikamax

Jamie Gorlick strikes again ~ Bump!


5 posted on 08/11/2005 12:46:28 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Pikamax

What's to keep someone in Congress from calling Gorelick up to testify?


6 posted on 08/11/2005 12:48:36 PM PDT by IncPen (There's nothing that a liberal can't improve using your money...)
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To: KC_for_Freedom

Gosh! Sounds familiar. What was that John Kerry answer? Can't remember the quote.


7 posted on 08/11/2005 12:49:46 PM PDT by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches, hard to get rid of.>)
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To: Pikamax

Gorelick was our top person on keeping information from getting where it needed to go. Apparently she continued that role to the hilt on this commission.


8 posted on 08/11/2005 12:50:11 PM PDT by rod1
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To: blackie

Clinton to Janet Sterno, Sterno to Gorelick, Gorelick to Gorelick, Gorelick to Berger.


9 posted on 08/11/2005 12:51:32 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: IncPen
What's to keep someone in Congress from calling Gorelick up to testify?

My question is: Why hasn't she been called in front of a grand jury? Or sent on an all expense-paid trip to Club Gitmo?
10 posted on 08/11/2005 12:52:12 PM PDT by Thrusher (Remember the Mog.)
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To: Pikamax
Of course the 9/11 commission would leave this information out. They were too busy protecting Clinton and trying to put the blame on President Bush.

Since 9/11, I have been reminding people that most of the terror attacks happened under the Clnton administration and Clinton did very little. He was too busy playing grab a$$ with Monica to be bothered.

He walked out of the White House and left the mess to President Bush.

I also blame the democrats because in their vigor to STEEL the 2000 election, they prevented President Bush from having a smooth transition into office.

I will never forgive them for that. Nor will I forgive them for all the help they are giving the terrorists. Their hatred for President Bush is putting this country and our military in GRAVE DANGER but they don't care. The only thing they are interested in doing is to destroy Bush no matter what it takes.
11 posted on 08/11/2005 12:53:16 PM PDT by BMC1
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To: Pikamax

Atta. Prague.

May have been an errant sighting, but here we have another instance of a potential sighting denied because it doesn't fit a timeline reliant on accurate and efficient transportation/border records. And omits the possibility of travelling under a different name.


12 posted on 08/11/2005 12:53:25 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Thrusher

This needs a special prosecutor.


13 posted on 08/11/2005 12:53:32 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: All
Drowning out the swamp sounds we can hear the D.C. swamp skunk apes a'spinning, "How can we spin this to protect both Parties? How? Howl? Howl! H-o-o-o-wl! Somebo-o-o-ody?!"

Welcome, America, to your kakistocracy.

Time to drain the D.C. swamp in 2006.

(Thanks to Lee Rodgers of KSFO for remembering a word for what we got.)

It ain't your grandfather's democracy no more. It ain't the "greatest generation's" America. It's post-America I guess. Right, Ms Gorelicker (sp)?

14 posted on 08/11/2005 12:53:54 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (Hillary is the she in shenanigans.)
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To: Thrusher

It must be a weighty thing to have the deaths of 3000 Americans on your head. Surely she must be wanting to unburden herself.

I suspect she'll be on Oprah before she's on Capitol Hill


15 posted on 08/11/2005 12:54:21 PM PDT by IncPen (There's nothing that a liberal can't improve using your money...)
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To: Pikamax
It did not make it into the final report because the information was not consistent with what the commission knew about Atta's whereabouts before the attacks, Felzenberg said.

Well Freeperville and the Blogs should put this very lame excuse to death quickly so we can get on to the next cover up try. We are supposed to blindly accept the whereabouts of Atta et al as being a more important fact than the known existence of an al-Queda cell in the U.S. prior to 9/11 that included 4 of the terrorists. Give me a frigg'n break.

16 posted on 08/11/2005 12:54:37 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: dynoman

A creature of volitional unconsciousness?


17 posted on 08/11/2005 12:54:59 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: IncPen
"What's to keep someone in Congress from calling Gorelick up to testify?"

She'd just lie --

Carolyn

18 posted on 08/11/2005 12:56:21 PM PDT by CDHart (The world has become a lunatic asylum and the lunatics are in charge.)
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To: Pikamax

I think we need a 9/11 (2) hearing to look into the 9/11 (1) hearing. First up Jamie Gorlick


19 posted on 08/11/2005 12:56:42 PM PDT by sierrahome (Life is tough enough without being stupid.)
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To: Pikamax

This is for obvious cover for Gorelick and the like. Despicable.


20 posted on 08/11/2005 12:56:57 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: CDHart

If she lies, then she can go to jail.


21 posted on 08/11/2005 12:57:14 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Pikamax

Gorelick is a criminal on so many levels.


22 posted on 08/11/2005 12:57:59 PM PDT by msnimje
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To: Pikamax

So....the commission lied? Sakes.


23 posted on 08/11/2005 12:59:12 PM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: Pikamax
It did not make it into the final report because the information was not consistent with what the commission knew about Atta's whereabouts before the attacks, Felzenberg said.

So they had a pre-determined outcome and Able Danger information didn't fit how they wanted the report to read.

And another freeper heard a radio call today. It was a 9/11 family member who said that Gorelick and another Commission staffer controlled all the information that got presented to the full Commission. For Gorelick, it's all about damage control and protecting the Clinton legacy. And that's what Sandy Berger's stuffing documents into his pants was all about too.

24 posted on 08/11/2005 1:01:16 PM PDT by Peach
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To: msnimje

Gorelick is an outright no-exaggeration traitor.

She wanted to be DCI. Thank God THAT never happened.

I fervently hope she has a suddent and unexpected "canoeing accident."


25 posted on 08/11/2005 1:01:16 PM PDT by Haru Hara Haruko
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To: CDHart
She'd just lie --

True, but that's hard to prove.

If someone really got tough with her, she'd just cry.

Then the Republicans would be in a world of hurt with the media and the soccer moms.

26 posted on 08/11/2005 1:03:21 PM PDT by skip_intro
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To: BMC1
Of course the 9/11 commission would leave this information out. They were too busy protecting Clinton and trying to put the blame on President Bush.

ITA

That commission should never have been put up in the first place.

27 posted on 08/11/2005 1:03:57 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Pikamax
GORELICKGATE.
28 posted on 08/11/2005 1:04:54 PM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: ncountylee

Berger's job was to hide the Iraq connection to OKC.


29 posted on 08/11/2005 1:05:12 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Stepan12
That commission should never have been put up in the first place.

The Republicans certainly should never have agreed to make it a 50/50 "bipartisan" commission, but they never fail to disappoint.

30 posted on 08/11/2005 1:06:07 PM PDT by skip_intro
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To: KC_for_Freedom

NYT and now AP. This has officially hit the fan. Hope it lands on the right faces.


31 posted on 08/11/2005 1:07:59 PM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Shermy

Oooooh. this might be an interesting season after all...


32 posted on 08/11/2005 1:08:46 PM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Peach

In a "real' world, Gorelick should be face down with a boot on the back of her neck and a dozen weapons drawn on her skanky, liberal ..........you know what....


33 posted on 08/11/2005 1:09:01 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Pikamax

"the information was not consistent with what the commission knew about Atta's whereabouts before the attacks,"

What the commission knew about Atta's whereabouts is obviously wrong. Whitewash of the Clinton Administration.

This reminds me of the contention that Atta never went to Prague in August of 2001 - despite the insistence of the Czech government that he was there.


34 posted on 08/11/2005 1:09:52 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: BMC1

Gorelick not only built the "wall" between the intelligence agencies...she built the "wall" between the information and the 9/11 commission's findings...

Does everyone believe these 9/11 commissioners that say they have NEVER heard of this...and had no knowledge before now?

Rep. Weldon keeps saying that he believe Roemer and Lehman when they say that....but I don't know...they were so "point their finger and shake it" at Bush for not implementing their changes faster, that none of them are gonna want a "finger pointed and shook at them" for not doing a good thorough enough job....


35 posted on 08/11/2005 1:10:22 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Free Republic is #1!!!!!)
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To: Stepan12

Agreed


37 posted on 08/11/2005 1:10:28 PM PDT by BMC1
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Wouldn’t it be nice if Saddam finally fessed-up and admitted the Iraqi involvement in OKC and 9-11 and called Clinton a big fat liar? Hey I can dream can’t I?


38 posted on 08/11/2005 1:13:34 PM PDT by tractorman
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To: Pikamax

Try to imagine if these geniuses on the 9/11 Commission had been running the Warren Commission.

We would have had not only a magic bullet that hit Kennedy, zig-zagged, hit Texas Governor John Connelly, and then exited through Connelly's wrist, the bullet would have been fired by an unlucky hunter somewhere near Shreveport, bounced off a tree, tumbled through the air, passed through the Texas School Book Depository, out the window, just missing Lee Harvey Oswald as he finished up his box lunch of fried chicken and sody pop.


39 posted on 08/11/2005 1:17:40 PM PDT by Mad Mammoth (Gunny Ermey: "What do you MEAN, IF Jesus was a Marine? He IS a MARINE! The Toughest One Of Em All!")
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To: Peach

"For Gorelick, it's all about damage control and protecting the Clinton legacy. And that's what Sandy Berger's stuffing documents into his pants was all about too."

I agree with you completely on both points.


40 posted on 08/11/2005 1:17:40 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: KC_for_Freedom

I find it very interesting that this article makes no mention of the fact that this occurred during the Clintoon administration and that Gore-licker was on the committee. It's almost like the Times was forced to publish it because the information is becoming too wide spread and being reported by many other sources. They are very careful to not embarrass the previous administration, and leave it up to the reader to figure it out for themselves. They even make a mention of the Bush administration in an effort to coerce the reader into thinking it's a Bush issue, because the committee was established while was president. Simply f%#*ing amazing.


41 posted on 08/11/2005 1:18:08 PM PDT by hiramknight
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To: mewzilla
If she [Gorelick] lies, then she can go to jail.

LOL! The probability of equal justice is exactly zero. Gorelick won't be punished for her actions as an official of the US Federal government, any more than Ashcroft would be, or any more than Sandy Berger and Janet Reno would be.

At this point in the play-out of 9/11, the ramifications are purely political. Be careful who you vote for.

42 posted on 08/11/2005 1:18:28 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: popdonnelly

Also, recall that Sandy Berger was stuffing documents into his pants while talking to Clinton's lawyer on his cell phone.


43 posted on 08/11/2005 1:24:26 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: tractorman

"What did you know, Commissioner Ben Veniste, and when did you know it?"

Be Seeing You,

Chris

44 posted on 08/11/2005 1:26:38 PM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: midogwood
This stabs at the very credibility of government.

Many people saw the 9/11 Commission as a sham from the get-go. I'll "go out on a limb" and predict that the reputation of the 9/11 Commission will be protected by the present administration. That is, reasonable excuses will be offered for excluding pre-9/11 knowledge of Atta from public dialog.

45 posted on 08/11/2005 1:27:33 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

The Wall Street Journal editorially brushed off the Sandy Burglar-Clinton coverup story. Maybe they'll have a closer look now.


46 posted on 08/11/2005 1:27:49 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Scratch a Liberal. Uncover a Fascist)
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To: Pikamax
What... me worry???

47 posted on 08/11/2005 1:33:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: popdonnelly

Snell was one of the guys the Able Danger ops took information to on the 9/11 Commission.

Author Peter Lance later calls Snell “one of the fixers, hired early on to sanitize the Commission's final report.” Lance says Snell ignored evidence presented to the Commission that shows direct ties between the Bojinka plot and 9/11, and in so doing covers up Snell's own role in the failure to make more use of evidence learned from Murad and other Bojinka plotters. [FrontPage Magazine, 1/27/05]


48 posted on 08/11/2005 1:50:42 PM PDT by Peach
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To: digger48

Get a load of this.

Dietrich Snell is one of the guys approached by Able Danger operatives.

Author Peter Lance later calls Snell “one of the fixers, hired early on to sanitize the Commission's final report.” Lance says Snell ignored evidence presented to the Commission that shows direct ties between the Bojinka plot and 9/11, and in so doing covers up Snell's own role in the failure to make more use of evidence learned from Murad and other Bojinka plotters. [FrontPage Magazine, 1/27/05]


49 posted on 08/11/2005 1:52:38 PM PDT by Peach
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To: Peach

Get a load of this.

Dietrich Snell is one of the guys approached by Able Danger operatives.

Author Peter Lance later calls Snell “one of the fixers, hired early on to sanitize the Commission's final report.” Lance says Snell ignored evidence presented to the Commission that shows direct ties between the Bojinka plot and 9/11, and in so doing covers up Snell's own role in the failure to make more use of evidence learned from Murad and other Bojinka plotters. [FrontPage Magazine, 1/27/05]


50 posted on 08/11/2005 1:52:59 PM PDT by Peach
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