Skip to comments.PROBE OF BLIND SHEIK LED TO ATTA (Able Danger)
Posted on 08/24/2005 4:56:20 AM PDT by jimbo123
WASHINGTON A Pentagon secret intelligence team identified 9/11 leader Mohamed Atta through a probe of blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman the mastermind of the first attempt to destroy the World Trade Center, it was revealed yesterday.
An outside contractor to the intelligence unit, code named Able Danger, has told congressional staffers Atta's name was discovered by a computer data-mining search of connections to Abdel-Rahman, the Muslim cleric in prison for inspiring the 1993 trade center bombing and a plot to blow up New York landmarks.
Contractor James D. Smith testified that a California researcher was later able to purchase Atta's photograph from an Islamic Web site, officials confirmed.
"[Data analyst J.D. Smith] found Atta by linkages not to immigration issues but to the mosque system," he said. "Basically [Atta] was associating with known radical clerics."
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Hello................ SeeBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, ..........
That was one of the things that bothered me after 9-11. Where did the FBI get all the pictures AND the historical timeline which they posted a couple of days after 9-11.
Testified where? To whom?
A Pentagon secret intelligence team identified 9/11 leader Mohamed Atta through a probe of blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman the mastermind of the first attempt to destroy the World Trade Center, it was revealed yesterday.
Senator Specter's congressional staff. They're preparing for hearings in September to try to give the 9/11 Committee some cover prior to their public meeting on 9/12. Ms. Gorlick and the 9/11 Committee don't want to be asked about Able Danger in their 9/12 meeting which is open to the public and will be televised on CSPAN. This is where these NY Post leaks are coming from.
If they linked Atta to the planners of the first WTC bombing, then they also linked him to Iraqi intelligence, which supported the logistics of the first WTC bombing.
Hell-o? Mainstream media?
So staffers are working on this matter this summer?
Ramsi Usef asked for asylum from what middle Eastern country when he slipped into NY and then made his way to the Brooklyn mosque?
What is Specter doing holding hearings on the 9/11 Commission?
Wouldn't that fall under Foreign Relations and not Judiciary?
Yep! I think that is the next bombshell to come out of Able Danger -- the link to Iraq; yet another reason why the 9/11 commission burried the information. They did not want the results of their commission to be used to justify the Iraq War, weather it was true or not. Looking forward to the upcoming hearings on this program.
Senate hearings in September. Their afraid of what might happen at the 9/11 Commission public meeting scheduled on 9/12/05 in Washington, DC. They're trying to protect Gorelick who is supposed to be a part of that meeting.
Could Rove be Joe McCarthy redux? Is this just a differant route to take to rid Washington of commies and socialist?
Exactly. Saddam gave sanctuary to one of the WTC I participants.
Thanks for posting jimbo123. JUMBO BUMP!
We had BETTER have open Congressional hearings in September. I will be so ticked off at our Republican congresscritters if they don't hit this hard when they return.
Good question. One might also wonder how the feds had all the info on OKC immediately afterwards and knew just who to pick up and who to ignore.
When we hear Democrats complain that Bush could have done something, remind them of this from Weldon on the floor of the Senate. It's clear that Clinton could have done something in 2000; cells were located and identified and a plan of action to take them out were provided. But NOTHING was done.
(Source Congressional Record: May 21, 2002 (House) Page H2820-H2834) :
In fact, Mr. Speaker, there is another interesting development that occurred. After the Army showed the capability of the LIWAC model at Ft. Belvoir, other services began to take interest. Special forces command down in Florida contacted the Army and said, hey, we hear you are doing some neat things.
We want to build a mini version of what you are doing down at our headquarters.
I did not find out about this until October of 2001, after the attack on the trade center. A year before, special forces command developed their own mini version of a data processing or collaborative center with very limited capabilities. But what they did, Mr. Speaker, they did a profile of al Qaeda 1 year before 9-11.
The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Issa). The gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Weldon) is recognized to continue until midnight.
Mr. WELDON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, here is the chart, the unclassified chart of what special forces command had 1 year before 9- 11. Interesting. The entire al Qaeda network is identified in a graphic chart with all the linkages to all the terrorist groups around the world.
In fact, Mr. Speaker, I was told by the folks who developed the capability for special forces command that this chart and the briefing that was supposed to be given to General Shelton, Chairman of our Joint Chiefs, had a recommendation to take out 5 cells of bin Laden's network. Mr. Speaker, this was 1 year before 9-11.
This was not during President Bush's administration. This occurred in the fall of the remaining term of President Bill Clinton.
The key question I have been trying to get at is why was this 3-hour briefing, which I also got, I got General Holland to bring his briefers up from Florida with special forces, I went in the Pentagon, went in the tank, and they gave me the briefing, as much as they could give me, because part of it is being used for our operational plan, why was that 3-hour briefing with the recommendations to take out 5 cells of bin Laden's network condensed down to a 1-hour brief when it was given to General Hugh Shelton in January of 2001?
And why were the recommendations to take out 5 cells not followed up on? That is the question we should get answered, Mr. Speaker.
Because 1 year before 9-11, the capability that special forces built actually identified to us the network of al Qaeda. And they went beyond that and gave us recommendations where we could take out cells to eliminate their capability.
So for those pundits out there sitting in their armchairs criticizing President Bush, they have it all wrong.
Gee, did they happen to mention who spent 8 years in the White House with his fingers in his ears going "Nah nah nah nah nah nah" to drown out all the info about Islamist terror?"
Could it, possibly, be the same president who rented our Air Force to the cause of Islam in the Balkans?
Treason. Treason. Treason. That president, and his cabinet should hang for treason.
Usama is a structural/strategy genius. Saddam is a Weapons expert.....and they need not be WMD. The Palestinians were paid by Saddam for years for their bombing escapades against Israel.
Discounting collusion between Saddam and Usama is absurd. How do you think Usama's boys got into Iraq so easily?
Former CIA director (under Clinton) James Woolsey testified in public trial about Iraq-911 link in NY case where federal Judge awarded monetary damages to 9-11 victims...from Iraq.
If these Iraq linkages are finally given air time, it will also lead back to very uncomfortable questions (for the CIA and Clinton justice dept) about the coincidental ties between 9-11 hijackers, Iraq and Oklahoma City.
You mean the blind sheik who was illegally assisted by his lawyer Lynne Stewart, who was supported at a rally by Mother Sheehan whose son was killed in a war against these terrorists?
Maybe this is what Ltc. Shaffer meant last night on CNNBC when he said something about their findings showing links between foreign officials and US officials. I don't know more about his comment as I was not listening but was reading freeper comments about his appearance.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. district court in Washington on March 14, alleges that convicted Oklahoma City conspirator Nichols met repeatedly in the Philippines with World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Youssef, and that Youssef was an Iraqi intelligence agent. If these allegations are confirmed in court, they constitute a stunning indictment of Iraqi state complicity in murderous attacks on the United States well before Sept. 11.
It appears so... and it also looks like they are leaking the results of their inquiries... They need to stop. We need a fair hearing with sworn testimony so the rats can be smoked out. Leaking what is know only gives the guilty time and information to create a cover story.
I sure hope that the FBI has been wiretapping Sandy Berger all this time as a conspirator in a cover up. I am sure that Berger has been in the middle of things since the Able Danger story broke...
Hillary sure has been quiet.
Exactly! And I agree with you 100% about Sandy Berger.
The hijackers used their real names on paperwork. The stewardesses told ATC which seats the hijackers came from.
If German intelligence was following Atta, Benalshib, and members of the Hamburg cell prior to 9/11, why weren't the CIA and FBI? Why were they allowed to enter the USA (after July 1991) using passports from Egypt and Libya that used their own name?
Curiouser and curiouser.
It is starting to sound like you'd have to be blind to not see beforehand how 9/11 was developing. Blind Shiek, blind Clinton, "blind yourself" directives, blinders all around.
No wonder the terrorists moved here to train.
The thread connect all of these people weaves around like a spiders web!
I believe Atta also had a warrant out on him for traffic violations. In fact, I think it was more than one.
Great pick of a hero by Cindy (barf)............. about the same quality as the pick of dear Cindy's nose.
For the photos, I'd guess from the INS from their visa applications. The "timeline", probably from credit card records.
Lots of dot connecting going on here...take a look.
After 1993 and the 1st Tower Bombings, did we ever hear that there would be security changes around the country? Did we ever hear about (Immigration) "entry via air changes"? Did we hear about the wall as a problem?
It was the Clinton "No Action Policy" which allowed the germs to grow.
"They" (Able Danger) linked Atta to the blind sheik and the 1993 WTC bombing, and they made the link before 9-ll. We have three brave Americans who have come forward with information proving this is true. Also true, the 9-11 Commission was briefed about it and did not include that information in their Report.
"Army reserve officer, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, and Navy Captain Scott J. Phillpott. Both men confirm that the intelligence operation identified Atta in early 2000. A third man, a contractor who worked on the project, has also said that he actually possessed a copy of the chart described by Rep. Weldon and others until last year."
I hope these 3 men don't suffer too many indignities....or worse....for stepping up.
"Sept. 11 Commission member Jamie Gorelick, who critics say hobbled the war on terrorism when she served as deputy attorney general under President Clinton, was a leading proponent for one of the Clinton administration's most controversial proposals when she served as general counsel for the Pentagon in 1993 and 1994."
Maybe others just assumed Gorelick's only position in the Clinton Administration was DOJ Deputy to Janet Reno. The following is from Captain's Quarter: "As general counsel to the DoD, Gorelick was the top lawyer in the department (the position requires Senate confirmation). Recall that Janet Reno, Gorelick's soon-to-be boss, was attorney general during this entire time, and that Gorelick herself was the protege of none other than Hillary Clinton."
Imagine that a terrorist in Oklahoma. Makes one wonder how many are more are running loose.
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