Skip to comments.Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize
Posted on 08/21/2005 7:21:12 PM PDT by TruthFactor
President Clinton and his national security team ignored several opportunities to capture Osama bin Laden and his terrorist associates, including one as late as last year.
I know because I negotiated more than one of the opportunities.
From 1996 to 1998, I opened unofficial channels between Sudan and the Clinton administration. I met with officials in both countries, including Clinton, U.S. National Security Advisor Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger and Sudan's president and intelligence chief. President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, who wanted terrorism sanctions against Sudan lifted, offered the arrest and extradition of Bin Laden and detailed intelligence data about the global networks constructed by Egypt's Islamic Jihad, Iran's Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas.
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How and why they ignored this is why no one trusts the MSM any longer.
This is news?
So glad Monsour is still willing to fight this battle again! He has been trying to get this word out for years now.
Richard Miniter's book "Losing bin Laden" should be required reading for anyone who needs reminding that this country took an eight year holiday from national security in the nineties, for which we are paying the price now.
One trick of the left is to print old news like they just heard about it.
A Carter like coward.
What's in this article is common knowledge to us. But, the Nation Geographic special that is being broadcast as I write this has completely skipped over these facts.
I am completely P.O.'ed that they can ignore Clinton's guilt and culpability in this regard.
Mansoor Ijaz is no longer on FOX as one of their many 'consultants' because.....because he just makes it up as he goes.
He's best ignored. He'll tell ya what ya wanna hear, but that's 'zackly where it ends. His prediction quotient, from from I can gather, runs neck and neck with Joe at the Texaco Station.
Just mentioned Able Danger.
I can see it coming up, they have ignored Clinton's culpability for Osama and terrorism, but will show all sorts of "signs" that Bush should have known about 9/11 in early 1991.
Just mentioned Able Danger
what did they say about it?
Im still wonderin' how and when will America discipline this irresponsible and traitor leader.
But for sure he is suffering the agony of guilt these days...
Ever since the day after the Attacks of 9/11 I have not been avoiding, here on Freerepublic.com and in Talk Radio/TV Calls, MONSOOR IJAZ's 9/12 FoX News Channel Announcement that the CLINTON White House had refused 3 Free Offers he had negotiated with the Sudan during the 1990's to give us OSAMA bin LADEN on Silver Platter.
In 1999 my fellow Battle of IA DRANG-1965 Veteran RICK RESCORLA even predicted his own death at the hands of Muslim Extremists ...as head of Security for Morgan Stanley's World Trade Center Tower II middle 20 stories.
See: 'The Man Who Predicted 9/11 - RICK RESCORLA'
The History Channel
September 11, 2005
9pm ET/PT, 8pm CT
...and nationwide that same day on Great Britain's Channel Four TV Network.
Re:guilt-I've been wondering the same thing. Perhaps he's taking solace in the presence of Bush Sr. as a father figure? How touching.
It's about time Mansoor resurfaced! He's been absent since the Iraq war started.
"""But for sure he is suffering the agony of guilt these days..."""
Isn't that the American way?
Look what they did to Slobodan Milosevich.
On the side of our Terrorist Enemy HO CHI MINH during the Vietnam War
On the side of our Terrorist Enemy OSAMA bin LADEN now
The only thing Mr. Clinton was concerned with while in the white house and presently is how much work his willie was getting.
Yes, I watched the program and as usual MSNBC puts the blame on GW. They show Clinton in a suit and tie, but GW at his ranch cutting wood when he was given an alert that terrorists were planning an imminent attack on the U.S.
I don't need the reminder....but will keep an eye out for that book.
Really? I didn't know that! I saw him several years ago on the tv and he detailed how he had tried to get someone in the Clinton administration to get Bin Laden. He sounded sincere.
I didn't realize that we were going to hit Bin Laden in his camp but saw a swing set and decided against it thinking there were children in the camp. It tells me that those who order hits need to get thicker skin. Those same "children" in the 90's have grown up to be terrorists taking shots at our military. We would have done better to wax them and cry about it later.
Some of ALOHA RONNIE's previous MONSOOR IJAZ Freerepublic Threads:
I'm not sure but I thought I heard them say that Atta was identified but the FBI was not allowed to be notified. Is this not what Col Shaeffer has been saying? How did National Geographic no about it and if so --and here is the question-- why was this not in the 9/11 commissions final report?
(in Arkansas accent) That depends on what your definition of the word terrorist is.
I'm not sure but I thought I heard them say that Atta was identified but the FBI was not allowed to be notified. Is this not what Col Shaeffer has been saying? How did National Geographic know about it and if so --and here is the question-- why was this not in the 9/11 commissions final report?
Sorry I meant know instead of no. In too much of a hurry to post.
The veil on the 9/11 commission is slowly being lifted and it doesn't look pretty. #1 rule of a democratic member of the commission, deflect all blame away from the Clinton admin. #1 rule of a republican member of the commission, don't upset the democratic members, it may make you look bad.
I'm not sure what to make of the 9/11 National Geographic Special yet. At the end I found myself just madder at the terrorists. They seemed to take some shots at Clinton: saying he had a couple of chances to get Bil Laden but didn't because they were afraid of civilian casualties but they also made it seem like the impeachment hearings were a distraction to Clinton and then they seemed to take a shot at President Bush for being on vacation in August of 2001. They neglected to mention that the Sudan offered Bin Laden to Clinton before he moved to Afghanistan. Again overall at the end I just found myself madder at the terrorists scumbags.
The program had a segment about what I assume were intelligence officers working at McDill Air Force Base in Florida. They had a chart of terrorist suspects that included pictures of Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi. They concluded they couldn't share this information since the persons were in the United States on valid visas. I would love to know National Geographic's sources for this part of the story, since it dovetails with what Lt. Col Shaffer has been saying about the Able Danger id. The people at McDill had to get the chart from somewhere. I smell a hot story here.
Remind me of Richard Gere-types.
It's the same old Clinton coverup which continues unabated.
Afterall the Clintons are the Dems favorite two scumbag scalawags!
It will likely never end during their(Clintons') lives.
Ugh puke, sickening isn't it?
Hear Richard Miniter
"""WHY DID BILL CLINTON IGNORE TERRORISM?"""
What prior president DIDN'T ignore terrorism?
I totally agree!
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"What prior president DIDN'T ignore terrorism? "
Um Ronald Reagan for one - attacked Libya after the bombings, he captured the Achille Laru (sp?) terrorists by sending Nato jets to intercept the Egyptian airliner that was attempting to ferry them back to friendly nations.
Terrorism was not on the radar in any of the Presidential debates. Clinton and predecessors can be faulted as can Bush for taking his eye of bin Laden and going for Saddam.
The same point can be made now for China. The long range view of politicans is the next election.
What do you expect? It was National Geographic who hired the notorious saddamite, Peter Arnett, to work on a documentary on Iraq. Public outrage forced them to fire him after he appeared on Iraqi state TV badmouthing the US.
I agree as well.
Thanks. I'll check that out ASAP. (I have a long "to read" list...) ;-)
We're suckers. Party politics always wins out. We won't slam our guy, they won't slam their guy. That's how they get away with it, time and time again.
Please see my Post No. 13...
Copied & saved. and I will pass that on. Thanks.
For a more positive read on what President Bush has done Shadow War by Richard Miniter, will make you feel better after you get done screaming about Clinton, at least temporarily!
There is an audio tape of Clinton admitting his muffing a chance to get Bin Laden at least once.
"""Um Ronald Reagan for one ..."""
Bill Clinton blew up few terrorists also ... but yes I agree, there was plenty of evidence that he had a propensity to witdraw too soon.
It just about cost him his job.