Skip to comments.Pentagon Finds More Who Recall Atta Intel
Posted on 09/01/2005 2:46:04 PM PDT by YaYa123
WASHINGTON -- Pentagon officials said Thursday they have found three more people who recall an intelligence chart that identified Sept. 11 mastermind Mohamed Atta as a terrorist one year before the attacks on New York and Washington. But they have been unable to find the chart or other evidence that it existed.
Last month, two military officers, Army Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer and Navy Capt. Scott Philpott, went public with claims that a secret unit code-named Able Danger used data mining _ searching large amounts of data for patterns _ to identify Atta in 2000. Shaffer has said three other Sept. 11 hijackers also were identified.
In recent days Pentagon officials have said they could not yet verify or disprove the assertions by Shaffer and Philpott. On Thursday, four intelligence officials provided the first extensive briefing for reporters on the outcome of their interviews with people associated with Able Danger and their review of documents.
They said they interviewed at least 80 people over a three-week period and found three, besides Philpott and Shaffer, who said they remember seeing a chart that either mentioned Atta by name as an al-Qaida operative or showed his photograph. Four of the five recalled a chart with a pre-9/11 photo of Atta; the other person recalled only a reference to his name
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The other shoe just dropped.
Well looky here... hot damn!
Looks like the Post is dribbling out the truth while everyone is busy with Katrina's aftermath.
Also, looks like they found some documentation, according to this thread, and it also says some senior officials are preparing to exit stage left because they know what's coming.
Weldon's talk to Larry DiRita seems to have worked.
Thanks for the *ping*. Yep. The other shoe just dropped. So much for the "we didn't know/never knew/forgot/lost it" defense. Curt Weldon is due a BIG apology. And soon.
Are these the first Able Danger people "found" by the Pentagon? Seems just a few weeks ago they did not even acknowledge Abel Danger existed.
My tin foil hat's readio signals tell me from time to time that a lot of the "old guard" at the Pentagon who remain loyal to the white trash from Arkansas don't want to see this stuff see the light of day. I know many of them are well connected with the main stream media and feed them all sorts of contradictory information, yet all these guys coming forward seem credible. My only question is why did they all wait this long to open up about this?
that chart is/was TS code word and you will not find it in any desk. maybe that is what sandy berger took out is his socks???
readio = radio.....my fingers have been naughty lately
I noticed the Washington Post didn't post this till an hour ago, so I wonder whether it will be in tomorrow's paper. Thanks for help pinging other interested people.
Geezers ! How deep is clinton into this mess?
Need to get a signup sheet of those who did and DID NOT see the information. Start to determine who merely wasn't present, who "fogot", and who buried it.
Mark Levin just quoted from this & said he'd cover it further in the next hour.
A thank you posting bump.
"... they have been unable to find the chart or other evidence that it existed."
THAT'S A BOLD FACED LIE!! There is a video of a meeting held by Weldon in which the chart is clearly seen.
THE CHART DID EXIST - and even if the democrats ordered it destroyed after 9/11 - to protect their own behinds - it's too late - there is proof it existed and Atta's name is clearly seen on the video.
There will be more. Mark Levin read from the AP release and said that the Pentagon "still couldn't find the chart". Weldon has a witness who will 'name names' regarding the destruction of materials under threat of 'jail'. We're talking a centipede with shoes here, Dog....
Thanks for the ping.
We need a special prosecutor.
In due course if (or when) the facts warrant it...
Reliable Pentagon sources reported today that 'The dog ate our chart'.
Film at 11.
"Captain V" -- a blogger who is supposed to be very well wired into federal security agencies..."
That's where I sent a URL to you on another post. Voice of the Taciturn. Bump into this thread some time back from another link. One will notice he specifically makes mention that there is a chance that the stuff really did not get "wiped" as so many have purported.
Uh, has the pentagon spoken to Sandy Burgular about the charts??
Lost in Katrina BUMP!
"Found" is the operative word here, I agree. Under a desk? In a broom closet? Were these guys hiding under a bushel?
this will not go away .this is more important than some army brass or a former pres. after labor day it will begin in ernest. the first sign will be transfers and retirements at the dod. no more cya from the political class.
Do you think people were aware of this before now and were just riding it out until Weldon blew the whistle
do you think segments of the Pentagon didn't know and are now realizing that some weird shiite was going on and was buried?
Any inkling as to who these people were and who put them in these positions to begin with?
Yes, thanks, I'd meant to comment on that -- I have read this guy a few times over the past couple of weeks, as he's been linked in several discussions of AD. He seems to be a current or former Military Intelligence guy, as far as I can tell (but I have no professional background in this area - I'm just an interested citizen!). Anyway, he does claim to have some inside 'connections'.... wouldn't we love to know who is heading for the exits, i.e., are they Clinton political appointees and/or if career people were they advanced by the Clintonistas in the way that Wesley Clark was popped up in rank over dozens of other general officers because Clinton needed a liberal "perfumed prince".....
I think you are right. He is the only high ranking official so far that has confirmed the story.
I would agree that he is mighty P.O.ed. No one wants to find out after the fact that stuff went on potentially under the radar.
Good leaders don't like to have secrets kept from them.
Thanks for posting this. Hope you don't have to go on any trips soon with gas so high in your area! Stay safe and FReep On!
Perhaps we shall see some interesting stuff come out of that site as DIA/AD issues continue to fester. If the Senate JC does not whitewash the investigation, perhaps we have not seen the end to it. Sure looks like if a lot is made public, dispite the wrong tag applied to her, Condi may end up on the short stick. Whatever may surface publically on Reno,Gorelick,Clark,Berger,Tenet,etc., will be super minimized or outright avoided if at all possible and the L/MSM will synthesize a whole array of charges against the current SoS, and GWB's role which will obviously be distored to no end. So if this all goes quitely away expect it to have been agreed upon that no one gets hurt or time for the Demos to go into super high gear on smear and deceit tactics with their ever willing L/MSM operatives. I have no other way to look at it. Please do not feel obligated to respond unles you feel you want to add/detract from what I just wrote.
Whoa! That IS good news. Thanks for the ping.
Boy, did I get a lot of pings to THIS article. LOL
The pentagon still can't find the chart. It's probably in that big field house where they put the Ark in Indiana Jones. Have they looked there?
Bump to avoid being swamped by Katrina.
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