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Documents Show State Department Warned Clinton About Bin Laden
Fox News ^ | August 17, 2005 | staff

Posted on 08/17/2005 7:01:00 PM PDT by kellynla

WASHINGTON — The State Department warned the Clinton administration in July 1996 that Usama bin Laden's (search) move to Afghanistan would give him more fertile ground to spread radical Islam, according to newly declassified documents.

The documents, released by the legal advocacy group Judicial Watch on Wednesday, say that bin Laden would feel comfortable moving from Sudan to Afghanistan, which "has become an even more desirable location for extremists. Afghanistan may be an ideal haven as long as bin Laden can continue to run his businesses and financial networks."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; clinton; judicialwatch; khobartowers; krinton; leftistlies; leftisttreason; prequel; statedept; usamabilladen; x42
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Well now we know what Fat Sandy Burglar was stealing out of the archives.
1 posted on 08/17/2005 7:01:06 PM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla; oceanview; Southack

There is an unseen hand here guiding this story and Able Danger and I'm having trouble figuring out who it is..


2 posted on 08/17/2005 7:05:01 PM PDT by Dog
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To: kellynla

What if Sandy stole something else even more damning.


3 posted on 08/17/2005 7:05:55 PM PDT by Dog
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To: kellynla
Yep.

And this story is not going away.

The big secret is that Democrats who are sick of the Clintons are the ones who are going to push it.
4 posted on 08/17/2005 7:06:19 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Dog

Just pray it's not Klayman. The kiss of death.


5 posted on 08/17/2005 7:08:38 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Behold the Riderless Pony. Bringing doom and destruction on a smaller scale.)
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To: small voice in the wilderness

What is strange is these new documents could have been declassified last year....why was it DONE right in the middle of Able Danger breaking to the surface.


6 posted on 08/17/2005 7:10:58 PM PDT by Dog
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O'Reilly covered this tonight.

He asked Warren Christopher to respond and/or appear on his show and Christopher refused.


the other clown Richard "Nutbar" Clarke is also mysteriously quiet, you all remember he denied in his book that that there was any "heads up" on bin Laden...liar, liar, pants of fire!


7 posted on 08/17/2005 7:11:02 PM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Dog

I've been reading your posts on different threads about WHO, and WHY now. I'm following your posts with much interest. I agree with you. Someone is making a move now. WHO. And WHY???


8 posted on 08/17/2005 7:13:42 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Behold the Riderless Pony. Bringing doom and destruction on a smaller scale.)
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To: Dog

Negroponte? Goss?


9 posted on 08/17/2005 7:15:24 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: small voice in the wilderness
Just pray it's not KlaymanSorry to disappoint you but that is who(Judicial Watch) filed the Freedom of Information Act request to get these papers.
10 posted on 08/17/2005 7:17:17 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Dog

Who do you think it is?


11 posted on 08/17/2005 7:18:43 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Home of the free, because of the Brave)
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To: oceanview

Pukin Dog could be right....this is could be a Dem operation to get at Hillary thru Bill.


12 posted on 08/17/2005 7:18:55 PM PDT by Dog
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To: kellynla
Hey, lighten up!! An "honest" politician is one who stays bought! Willie was taking Iraqi oil voucher money through his Swiss friend, Marc Rich, in return for making sure that OBL didn't get hurt. OBL was tipped twice, IIRC, and avoided a US ordnance test both times.

My opinion is that Willie has had a secret Swiss bank account since the Soviets set it up for him in 1963. Saudi and Iraqi money flowed into that account all through the mid and late 90s.

We need to revisit Foster's trips to Switzerland. He would have traveled under a diplomatic passport in whatever name, and would have been able to make deposits/withdrawals at Willie's whim.

Sure, Berger stole proof. But, there has to be other detail and honest people who will help put Hillie and Willie in jail!

13 posted on 08/17/2005 7:19:32 PM PDT by Tacis ("Democrats - The Party of Traitors, Treachery and Treason!")
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To: mystery-ak

Its a tough one.... as I said it could be anyone..


14 posted on 08/17/2005 7:20:11 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Dog

Yeah, I know Judicial Watch is responsible for this part. I was talking more about the *Mr. Big* of Who and WHY NOW. And I owe JW an apology for my previous reply. THIS is an important part of the puzzle.


15 posted on 08/17/2005 7:21:26 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Behold the Riderless Pony. Bringing doom and destruction on a smaller scale.)
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To: kellynla
O'Reilly covered this tonight.

I was happy to see O'Reilly cover this tonight and the CIA man he had on (can't remember his name) was good too. However I was very disappointed with Chris Wallace, who was subbing for Britt Hume (please come back Britt) tonight and there was not one mention of Able Danger on Special Report. To top things off during the panel they were discussing gas prices (and not Able Danger) and Wallace actually suggested we might be headed for a recession. For a moment I thought I had accidentally changed the station to CBS or something.

16 posted on 08/17/2005 7:22:50 PM PDT by sydbas
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To: small voice in the wilderness; Dog

John Kerry?
Teddy Kennedy?


17 posted on 08/17/2005 7:23:08 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Lurk forever, but once you post, your newbness shines like a new pair of shoes.)
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To: Dog
Kerry wants to be president SO BAD!!! Clark is Kerry's boy.
18 posted on 08/17/2005 7:23:46 PM PDT by cibco (Xin Loi... Saddam)
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To: kellynla
Hell, Sandy Burglar is just a stupid "soldier" from the Clintonista ranks....
The Feds are too cowered to push the fat bastard into telling the truth....

Too many "rainmakers" could be exposed as being incompetent or instrumental in putting the nation at risk and covering up much that was done by Islamists and denied.

The Clinton administration moved forward, much of the stupid and ignorant practices of the Carter Administration..
Clinton/Carter will go down as perhaps the two most disastrous administrations in our history...

Semper Fi

19 posted on 08/17/2005 7:24:50 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: cibco

Kerry doesn't have access to this kind of info.


20 posted on 08/17/2005 7:24:59 PM PDT by Dog
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To: small voice in the wilderness

Maybe Richards is behind this???? He better not fly for while ? ? ?


21 posted on 08/17/2005 7:26:56 PM PDT by ducks1944 (GOD BLESS THE USA ! !)
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To: Tacis

well you probably already know my take on the Clintoons...
they've got one of those "J Edgar Hoover" insurance policies(copies of the FBI files) which keeps them out of prison...


22 posted on 08/17/2005 7:27:25 PM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Dog

Clark might.


23 posted on 08/17/2005 7:27:25 PM PDT by cibco (Xin Loi... Saddam)
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To: mabelkitty; Dog

I don't have a clue. That's why I'm following Dog's posts. But it must be someone who desperately wants to derail hillary's ambitions. The question is, does John Kerry have the man-berries to do it? And could Teddy Kennedy have stayed sober long enough to actually have devised this plan?


24 posted on 08/17/2005 7:28:43 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Behold the Riderless Pony. Bringing doom and destruction on a smaller scale.)
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To: sydbas

"For a moment I thought I had accidentally changed the station to CBS or something."

well ya know the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree...


25 posted on 08/17/2005 7:29:04 PM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Tacis
An "honest" politician is one who stays bought!

That's a good one, an 'honest politician'........ (slaps his knee)

26 posted on 08/17/2005 7:30:00 PM PDT by eeriegeno
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To: Tacis

Burger under oath before joint Congressional committee with use immunity might break a logjam.


27 posted on 08/17/2005 7:32:56 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Texas Songwriter

Berger is a good loyal Clinton lackey...he would fling himself off a tall building before he would give up Bubba.


28 posted on 08/17/2005 7:35:58 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Texas Songwriter

"Burger under oath before joint Congressional committee with use immunity might break a logjam."
well ya know Burglar copped to a misdemeanor for "cooperation"...
however we still don't know " the what, for whom and why?"
and sentencing has been postponed.


29 posted on 08/17/2005 7:36:29 PM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Tacis
"Sure, Berger stole proof. But, there has to be other detail and honest people who will help put Hillie and Willie in jail!"

As tempting as this possibility is to make me want to believe in karma, it's never gonna happen.

The Clintons have some method of enforcing loyalty that puts La Cosa Nostra to shame.

It'll be a miracle if history gives anything close to an accurate account of the role the Clintons are playing in the destruction of this nation while getting a total pass from the many who believe they walk on water, let alone that justice will be served in their lifetimes.

30 posted on 08/17/2005 7:37:24 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: kellynla
If I'm not mistaken,Sandy Pants is still awaiting final sentencing.

This could be part of a squeeze play to get him talking.Just a thought,I havn't followed all of the intricate details.

31 posted on 08/17/2005 7:37:44 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle Co.)
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To: Dog
"Berger is a good loyal Clinton lackey...he would fling himself off a tall building before he would give up Bubba."

And he'll have full security clearance just in time to help put the DemoDons back in the White House in 2008.

32 posted on 08/17/2005 7:39:46 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: kellynla

I heard Berger copped a plea agreement with the prosecutor,but the judge has not yet set his punishment. As I understand this is to be done in September. Is that correct or incorrect? Anyway, if that is correct, Sandy might not want to do hard time if the ABLE Danger and State department documents hold up his sentencing. I cannot understand the loyalty anyone gives to the Clintons. Honor among theives has never lasted. Now Bill has no sword of Damocles to hold over their heads, unless it is the hope of Hillary.


33 posted on 08/17/2005 7:41:33 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: small voice in the wilderness
But it must be someone who desperately wants to derail hillary's ambitions

I hate to even suggest this, but Karl Rove et. al? The President has been very quiet about this subject. I haven't even heard a bland quote from him about this. /tinfoil

34 posted on 08/17/2005 7:43:06 PM PDT by neodad (I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way)
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To: smoothsailing
If I'm not mistaken, Sandy Pants is still awaiting final sentencing.

This could be part of a squeeze play to get him talking. Just a thought, I haven't followed all of the intricate details.

I had the thought also. We all heard the reports of the scheduled sentencing. It seemed he had a pretty straight-forward deal struck. The delay suggested to me there was something wrong with the plea bargain, either in his willingness to cooperate or with the discovery that he had misrepresented something. Or, maybe the judge needed some time off for the summer.

35 posted on 08/17/2005 7:44:02 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: Texas Songwriter
I heard Berger copped a plea agreement with the prosecutor,but the judge has not yet set his punishment. As I understand this is to be done in September. Is that correct or incorrect? Anyway, if that is correct, Sandy might not want to do hard time if the ABLE Danger and State department documents hold up his sentencing. I cannot understand the loyalty anyone gives to the Clintons. Honor among theives has never lasted. Now Bill has no sword of Damocles to hold over their heads, unless it is the hope of Hillary.

He was among those expecting to be considered for SecState in a Kerry Administration. He isn't going to get in anybody's cabinet now. But he could get a position not subject to Senate confirmation in a Hillary administration, maybe even a pardon - - do you pardon a misdemeanor?

36 posted on 08/17/2005 7:47:27 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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"I heard Berger copped a plea agreement with the prosecutor,but the judge has not yet set his punishment. As I understand this is to be done in September. Is that correct or incorrect?"


Correctomundo! The deal was a guilty plea to a misdemeanor, 10K dollar fine and loss of his security clearance for 3 years(just in time for the 2008)

I tell ya, these Clintoonistas are covered under the "J Edgar Hoover" insurance policy held by Bubba & wife!
The copies of those FBI files have sure come in handy...


37 posted on 08/17/2005 7:49:00 PM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: jimfree
"Or maybe the judge needed some time off for the summer".

Or maybe the judge is locked in a closet in a certain house in Chappaqua!;)

38 posted on 08/17/2005 7:51:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle Co.)
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To: kellynla

Do we have any hope that the judge ruling in the case might say, "Now, hold on there....not so fast"?


39 posted on 08/17/2005 7:53:27 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: jimfree

Pardon him, then make him SC Chief Justice. And never blink.


40 posted on 08/17/2005 7:53:41 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Behold the Riderless Pony. Bringing doom and destruction on a smaller scale.)
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To: small voice in the wilderness
I just remembered something else...add the Deb Orin column today to the mix...about the Mary Jo White pleadings on the WALL.

The unseen hand moving this story is very busy.

Clinton claimed he could have got Binny...if he had had more time....then gets it been the eyes this morning with this State Dept release.

Kean and Hamliton of the 9/11 commission come forward last week and pooh pooh Weldons claim on ABLE DANGER....then Shaffer steps forward and pulls the rug out from under them.

Then Deb Orin writes her column detailing the memo Mary Jo wrote back in 1996 pleading to remove the WALL...effectively muzzling Gorelick.

41 posted on 08/17/2005 7:53:51 PM PDT by Dog
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about the Mary Jo White pleadings on the WALL.

Exactly, Dog. And she's hardly a republican hack. She holds gravitas with the dems. There's a word that's going to come back to haunt them!

42 posted on 08/17/2005 7:56:06 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Behold the Riderless Pony. Bringing doom and destruction on a smaller scale.)
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To: Texas Songwriter

"Do we have any hope that the judge ruling in the case might say, "Now, hold on there....not so fast"?"

if you're referring to Fat Sandy's sentencing, the judge has already postponed sentencing until next month...


43 posted on 08/17/2005 7:57:07 PM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: small voice in the wilderness

Its to the point I can't wait to turn on the computer in the morning to see what other shoe has dropped.


44 posted on 08/17/2005 7:58:03 PM PDT by Dog
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To: river rat

I think Burglar is "covered" under the Clintoon's "J Edgar Hoover" insurance policy

I knew those copies of the FBI files would come in handy. LOL


Semper Fi,
Kelly


45 posted on 08/17/2005 7:59:41 PM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: kellynla

No, what I am asking is, is there a chance he might not accept the deal Sandy copped with the prosecutor? In other words the judge would say, that plea agreement is unacceptible, your trial is set for..........


46 posted on 08/17/2005 8:02:07 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Texas Songwriter
ohhhh, I don't know about that
I think once the prosecutor offers a deal and accepts a plea, unless there is some evidence that the defendant has lied and/or other evidence of other crimes then the judge would have to go forward with sentencing without a trial...
but I'm sure there are some FReepers out there who passed the Bar who could confirm or deny what I've said. LOL...
47 posted on 08/17/2005 8:07:18 PM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: kellynla

Remember Mr. Clarke?

He wrote a book.

He testified before the commission.

Yet, he did not have this information?

Either he was really less important or a HUGE LIAR.


48 posted on 08/17/2005 8:07:57 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Dog

Same here. Whoever this is, is playing a brilliant cat-and-mouse game of chess. That automatically leaves out kerry and kennedy.


49 posted on 08/17/2005 8:08:07 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Behold the Riderless Pony. Bringing doom and destruction on a smaller scale.)
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To: kellynla

BUMP!


50 posted on 08/17/2005 8:09:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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