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How the Left Undermined America's Security Before 9/11(Updated & Reprinted) | ^ | September 9, 2005 | David Horowitz

Posted on 09/09/2005 8:04:18 AM PDT by kellynla

The following article by David Horowitz first appeared in our March 24, 2004, issue. We are reprinting it to mark the three-year anniversary of 9/11. It has been updated to incorporate recent findings about the “Able Danger” unit. -- The Editors)

“While the nation was having a good laugh at the expense of Florida’s hanging chads and butterfly ballots, Mohammed Atta and Marwan al Shehhi were there, in Florida, learning to drive commercial jetliners [and ram them into the World Trade Center towers]. It will take a novelist to paint that broad canvas properly. It will take some deep political thinking to understand how the lackadaisical attitude toward government and the world helped leave the country so unready for the horror that Atta and Shehhi were preparing.”—Michael Oreskes, New York Times, October 21, 2001.

THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center marked the end of one American era and the beginning of another. As did Pearl Harbor, the September tragedy awakened Americans from insular slumbers and made them aware of a world they could not afford to ignore. Like Franklin Roosevelt, George W. Bush condemned the attacks as acts of war, and mobilized a nation to action. It was a sharp departure from the policy of his predecessor, Bill Clinton, who in characteristic self-absorption had downgraded a series of similar assaults—including one on the World Trade Center itself—officially regarding them as criminal matters that involved individuals alone.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; abledanger; atta; horowitz; prequel; theleft

1 posted on 09/09/2005 8:04:18 AM PDT by kellynla
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Never Forget!

Semper Fi,

2 posted on 09/09/2005 8:05:08 AM 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: calcowgirl


3 posted on 09/09/2005 11:53:20 AM 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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Bump! Great stuff.

4 posted on 09/09/2005 1:07:14 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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Not everyone responded to Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman’s 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center with blithe indifference. Five years later, Army Intelligence and the Special Operations Command launched an investigation into potential Islamist terrorists living in the United States. This operation was named “ABLE DANGER.” Using “data mining” techniques to track Muslims associated with radical mosques, agents identified 9/11 mastermind Mohammed Atta and three of his fellow hijackers as... [a threat by name as early as 1999....]
5 posted on 09/10/2005 1:34:31 PM PDT by visitor (...and the dems wonder why they lost and will continue to lose, good riddance)
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This is the paragraph that sticks in my mind. I'll never let that one go. When her Thighness runs in '08 I'll do all at my disposal to remind as many as possible of "their" mind set.


Clinton embarked on a presidential hand-wringing expedition to Africa.

With a large delegation of African-American leaders in tow, the president made a pilgrimage to Uganda to apologize for the crime of American slavery.

The apology was offered despite the fact that no slaves had ever been imported to America from Uganda, nor any East African state; that slavery in Africa preceded any American involvement by a thousand years; that America and Britain were the two powers responsible for ending the slave trade; and that America had abolished slavery a hundred years before—at great human cost—while slavery persisted in Africa without African protest to the present day.

Four months after Clinton left Uganda, al-Qaeda terrorists blew up the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

6 posted on 09/11/2005 5:27:14 AM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (..yep, thats right, I'm an what....)
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Was it simply the constraints of his liberal mindset, or was it something even more threatening to our national security?

by Mia T, 8.18.05

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7 posted on 09/15/2005 3:10:19 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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