Skip to comments.BREAKING!!! - Weldon says records were ordered destroyed!! (Able Danger)
Posted on 08/29/2005 6:23:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
Congressman Curt Weldon (R - Pennsylvania) gave another exclusive interview to Dom Giordano this evening (Monday) and broke the news that he will be giving a speech on September 8th (next Monday) during which he will present yet another 'Able Danger' witness. This new witness will attest (and will swear under oath when called) that he was "ordered to destroy records" relating to the 'Able Danger' program.
This order to destroy the records occurred prior to 9-11-01. Weldon intimated that it happened during the Clinton Administration.
The witness, who Weldon did not name, says that he was ordered to destroy records and was threatened with jail if he failed to comply. Weldon said that he has the names of the people involved, including the person who gave the order, and HE WILL NAME THEM in his speech.
Congressman Weldon also said that his staff has met with Senator Arlen Specter's (R - Pennsylvania) staff regarding the upcoming Judiciary Committee hearings. Weldon wants to be sure that everybody is on the same page. Weldon also said that he will do whatever he has to do to make sure that ALL the facts come out and that the process "is not manipulated".
Curt Weldon is like a pit bull on a steak. He expressed disgust with the "incompetence" of the 9-11 Commission and said that the victims of the 9-11 terror attacks deserve answers. Weldon is determined to see that they get them.
Weldon did express confidence in Tim Roehmer and John Lehman and speculated that perhaps the poor job done by the Commission was the result of an incompetent staff. Weldon sounded amazed and disappointed that so much important information was either glossed over or swept under the rug by the Commission.
Weldon will give his September 8th speech either to the National Press Club or to a "9-11 families" group which has asked him to speak. He apparently hasn't nailed down the exact venue yet.
(For those unfamiliar with Dom Giordano, he is a very good conservative local talk show host here in the Philadelphia area, an area which includes Curt Weldon's district. Weldon comes on Dom's show often and, like this evening, sometimes breaks news.)
Koko see post #616
Excellent background information! Thank you oh so very much!
Yep. The few stories they publish begin with some Democrat talking point or another designed to blur Shaffer's credibility. Fortunately, the dying socialist "mainstream" newsrooms don't matter much anymore.
I so hope he names names. I have visions of Joe McCarthy waiving a piece of paper that he claims has the names of 50 Communists working in the State Department.
In his public testimony before the 9/11 Commission the other day, Attorney General John Ashcroft exposed Commissioner Jamie Gorelick's role in undermining the nation's security capabilities by issuing a directive insisting that the FBI and federal prosecutors ignore information gathered through intelligence investigations. But Ashcroft pointed to another document that also has potentially explosive revelations about the Clinton administration's security failures. Ashcroft stated, in part:
... [T]he Commission should study carefully the National Security Council plan to disrupt the al Qaeda network in the U.S. that our government failed to implement fully seventeen months before September 11.It goes on to explain what Ashcroft meant, in detail.
The NSC's Millennium After Action Review declares that the United States barely missed major terrorist attacks in 1999 with luck playing a major role. Among the many vulnerabilities in homeland defenses identified, the Justice Department's surveillance and FISA operations were specifically criticized for their glaring weaknesses. It is clear from the review that actions taken in the Millennium Period should not be the operating model for the U.S. government.
In March 2000, the review warns the prior Administration of a substantial al Qaeda network and affiliated foreign terrorist presence within the U.S., capable of supporting additional terrorist attacks here. [AD info?]
Furthermore, fully seventeen months before the September 11 attacks, the review recommends disrupting the al Qaeda network and terrorist presence here using immigration violations, minor criminal infractions, and tougher visa and border controls.
These are the same aggressive, often criticized law enforcement tactics we have unleashed for 31 months to stop another al Qaeda attack. These are the same tough tactics we deployed to catch Ali al-Marri, who was sent here by al Qaeda on September 10, 2001, to facilitate a second wave of terrorist attacks on Americans.
Despite the warnings and the clear vulnerabilities identified by the NSC in 2000, no new disruption strategy to attack the al Qaeda network within the United States was deployed. It was ignored in the Department's five-year counterterrorism strategy.
I did not see the highly-classified review before September 11. It was not among the 30 items upon which my predecessor briefed me during the transition. It was not advocated as a disruption strategy to me during the summer threat period by the NSC staff which wrote the review more than a year earlier.
I certainly cannot say why the blueprint for security was not followed in 2000. I do know from my personal experience that those who take the kind of tough measures called for in the plan will feel the heat. I've been there; I've done that. So the sense of urgency simply may not have overcome concern about the outcry and criticism which follows such tough tactics."
But this gets better...
I certainly have no conclusions or particular insight into the Sandy Berger Affair, but neither does my hometown paper...The Washington Post has by far the most informative coverage. A name immediately jumped out at me from its report--Richard A. Clarke. He's the author of the missing documents? Who'd a thunk it? The President's very nemesis (at least until he admitted no one could have prevented 9/11). Could the missing "notes" stuffed into Berger's pockets have something to do with Clarke as well? Beats me.
The missing copies, according to Breuer and their author, Richard A. Clarke, the counterterrorism chief in the Clinton administration and early in President Bush's administration, were versions of after-action reports recommending changes following threats of terrorism as 1999 turned to 2000. Clarke said he prepared about two dozen ideas for countering terrorist threats. The recommendations were circulated among Cabinet agencies, and various versions of the memo contained additions and refinements, Clarke said last night.
Now we know why Sandy Burglar's sentencing was delayed at the onset of the Able Danger story.
Good research! This story is screaming to get out.... And I am too.
I don't get the waiting...I hope he has him locked up tight. Arkancide doesn't need another body on it's site.
You beat me to it. I hope he's sincere, and that he's got the evidence. There's something too fishy about announcing that he's got it but he won't release it for nearly 10 days.
Let me guess, it's Sandy.
The MJ12 (Majestic 12) document is reputed to be a top secret briefing, consisting of eight pages, written for President-elect Eisenhower in 1952. It tells of two saucer crashes in the US (in 1947 and 1950). It even mentions details of the recovery of wreckage and alien bodies near Roswell.
You think there's flying saucers involved?
They probably was after this guy already, maybe that's why he came forward.
But then again... he probably wouldn't be with us still if they did.
And placed envelopes in several undisclosed locations.
Same here. There is no way these two should be anywhere but in a chair being questioned on the other side.
I had great info on him and posted it a while back...I have to find it.
I remember now. I heard what his sentence was likely to be and it basically amounted to a slap on the wrist. Figures.
The rest is right here FReeping! ;)
FYI, just reported the water is continuing to rise in N.O. at a very rapid clip.
Hope this helps. Thanks to all! Kudos again to TexasCajun for the idea! ;-)
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