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TERROR ALERT WKS. BEFORE COLE ATTACK (Able Danger)
NY Post ^ | 9/17/05 | Niles Lathem

Posted on 09/17/2005 5:59:24 AM PDT by jimbo123

Members of a secret Pentagon intelligence unit known as Able Danger warned top military generals that it had uncovered information of increased al Qaeda "activity" in Aden harbor less than three weeks before the attack on the USS Cole, The Post has learned.

In the latest explosive revelation in the Able Danger saga, two former members of the data-mining team are expected to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee next week that they uncovered alarming terrorist activity and associations in Aden weeks before the Oct. 12, 2000, suicide bombing of the U.S. warship that killed 17 sailors.

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KEYWORDS: 911; abledanger; atta; chinagate; clintonlegacy; cole; coverup; gorelick; prequel; usscole; whitewash
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More blood on the hands of Gorelick and Hitlery...
1 posted on 09/17/2005 5:59:25 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: STARWISE; ravingnutter; Enchante

Amazing that this event alone didn't result in hearings at the time.

And will the public ever hear this on television?


2 posted on 09/17/2005 6:02:07 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: jimbo123

It doesn't matter. They're RATS. Only the die-hards like freepers will ever know.


3 posted on 09/17/2005 6:02:57 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

http://khon.com/khon/display.cfm?storyID=7263&sectionID=1153

On Wednesday, former members of the Sept. 11 commission said they weren't buying the story that the Able Danger group identified the hijackers so early.

"Bluntly, it just didn't happen and that's the conclusion of all 10 of us," said Sept. 11 commissioner Slade Gorton, a former Republican senator from Washington state.


4 posted on 09/17/2005 6:06:23 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I remember the first news of the USS Cole said that it was a harbor craft that had come alongside the ship and blown up.

Only later, after the story had died down, did it come out that the bomb was on a Z-boat, that it was approaching at a high rate of speed, that the gunner on the deck had requested permission to fire warning shots, and that he had been commanded to stand down.

I still think that Clinton/Gore wanted this incident to cause people to rally around Gore for the 2000 election, but it didn't break the way they expected.


5 posted on 09/17/2005 6:08:13 AM PDT by Paloma_55
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To: jimbo123

Drip, drip, drip... (Chertoff)


6 posted on 09/17/2005 6:12:41 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Mary Landrieu, just another "New Orleans Lady")
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To: jimbo123

7 posted on 09/17/2005 6:13:47 AM PDT by xcamel (No more RINOS - Not Now, Not Ever Again.)
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To: Paloma_55
still think that Clinton/Gore wanted this incident to cause people to rally around Gore for the 2000 election, but it didn't break the way they expected.

I disagree. I think they just wanted to downplay the event, like every terrorist strike before the Cole.

The media cooperated and made it seem like a random act of terrorism by some crazy individuals rather than a coordinated attack by the same group responsible for multiple attacks on US interests in the past.

8 posted on 09/17/2005 6:13:53 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (9-11 is your Peace Dividend)
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To: Peach

And will the public ever hear this on television?

Fox News will, I think. As for the old media, I don't care, personally. If they want to save themselves in join in, fine. If they don't, we don't need them. Just look at the NOLA jabs on Bush, a complete flop. The New Media is more powerful than ever, just as Drudge predicted way back when: "...the din of small voices..."


9 posted on 09/17/2005 6:14:02 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (The only thing 'grand' about the GOP is they aren't the DNC.)
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To: jimbo123

Peter 'Waco' Schoomaker & Hugh Shelton keep coming up.


10 posted on 09/17/2005 6:14:38 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes, black eyes... like a doll's eyes.)
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To: Paloma_55

There was a great delay in the US getting to the bottom of the who of the Cole Bombing. However, I believe it was the usual shhhhhhhhh, don't rock the boat....the election is too close at hand. And everyone in the Dem camp put on their rose colored glasses, smiled and screamed "4 More years of peace and prosperity." There was no peace and we were prosperous because the computer had come of age and we were working our butts off.


11 posted on 09/17/2005 6:15:00 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: jimbo123
More blood on the hands of Gorelick and Hitlery...

Given enough time and evidence, this story could sink Sen Clinton's ambitions in 2008....especially if it gets little notice now, it might get lots of notice in 2008.

12 posted on 09/17/2005 6:16:32 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (9-11 is your Peace Dividend)
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To: jimbo123

Who do you believe?


13 posted on 09/17/2005 6:16:59 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: jimbo123; All
Crosslinked:

Able Danger, 9-11 Report, Gorelick, and so much more...

Click the picture...

14 posted on 09/17/2005 6:17:59 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the Sunset...)
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To: jimbo123
"Bluntly, it just didn't happen and that's the conclusion of all 10 of us," said Sept. 11 commissioner Slade Gorton, a former Republican senator from Washington state.


15 posted on 09/17/2005 6:18:30 AM PDT by Paloma_55
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To: jimbo123; admin

I see we have a keyword troll busy all over FR today, all keywords added today.


16 posted on 09/17/2005 6:20:26 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: jimbo123

There is something evil going on.


17 posted on 09/17/2005 6:21:48 AM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: Paloma_55

Oh, great! Thanks for reminding everyone where Gorton is from!!!


18 posted on 09/17/2005 6:23:37 AM PDT by malia (President Bush - a man of strength!! clinton - a paper tiger!!!!!!!)
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To: jimbo123
Bubba did tell the parents of a murdered sailor that he WOULD find the guilty ones and punish them.

Then he went back to diddling with Arafat.

19 posted on 09/17/2005 6:24:30 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH ~ A NATIONAL TREASURE)
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To: OldFriend
Then he went back to diddling with Arafat.

And refusing to harm a hair on UBL's head...

20 posted on 09/17/2005 6:28:42 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Fox News will, I think.

FoxNews is already moving to the left. You can see it on the Falafel Factor, where the Able Danger people are treated like lepers by the Leprechaun. Rupert Murdoch wants Hillary to win, and he will use his entire apparatus to ensure it, for the sake of his business interests--just as he did when he shocked Britain by electing Tony Blair after decades of support for the Tories.

21 posted on 09/17/2005 6:28:54 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Paloma_55

"I still think that Clinton/Gore wanted this incident to cause people to rally around Gore for the 2000 election, but it didn't break the way they expected."

I believe you are onto something. When you consider what an incompetent, Madam Not-So-Bright was-- for example this.

Madam Albright said she wanted our ships to be friendly toward the locals, the natives, or whatever. She probably had 'The Bounty' in mind.

She refused to ever wear a veil. She insisted on bossing men around directly. Jean Kirkpatrick pointed out that there are certain Islamic men a wise diplomatic female would not treat that way. They gave her a nick-name, "The Ugly Woman".

I could just imagine Clinton sizing her attitude up and thinking, "And Jewish to boot!" And Hillary could have chimed in, "Yeah! A fxxking Jew [whatever]." [We know how she is, don't we?]

Mind you, I think a conservative hardline member of the Jewish faith is just what we need to be Secretary of State: Savage for example. Someone who remembers "an eye for an eye". Someone with SELF-CONTROL and horse sense, who doesn't provoke our ALLIES with petty, personal traits. [So maybe not Savage, but watching him provoke them would be fun.]

Albright was the perfect combination to provoke bin Laden types.

Remember the bombing of the 'Asprin Factory'? [Actually it was an ibuprofen plant.] It happened on Saint Stephen's Feast, a Crusade Holiday. I don't know about other people, but it sure makes me go 'hmmm.'

On the other hand, one time Clinton told someone he wanted US 'ninja troops' to jump down from helicopters to 'scare the 'blank' out of 'em.' So maybe, just maybe, he was a complete idiot when it came to foreign policy/defense.


22 posted on 09/17/2005 6:30:38 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (The only thing 'grand' about the GOP is they aren't the DNC.)
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To: Bahbah; MinuteGal

Here's one for you....Make a person wonder WHO did know WHAT WHEN?


23 posted on 09/17/2005 6:30:52 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Loon Landrieu & Co good name for a flood control business...Motto:"We got dikes!")
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To: jimbo123

There is a strong need to maintain the highest security on the SOURCES for all this info - it is beginning to appear that "able danger" is only the code for a multi-sourced report.

It is the sources that is the most classified.


24 posted on 09/17/2005 6:32:02 AM PDT by hombre_sincero (www.sigmaitsys.com)
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To: montag813

The Leprechaun knows that Hitlery has copies of his phone sex tapes and he's towed her line ever since he paid the hush money to the girl. Now when Hitlery says "Jump!", the Leprechaun says "How High?"


25 posted on 09/17/2005 6:33:00 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

When is Rumsfield going to quit protecting the pencil-pusher generals elevated to levels of incompetence in the Clinton years? Like the CIA, it's time the halls of the pentagon saw some bloodletting.


26 posted on 09/17/2005 6:34:07 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: montag813

"FoxNews is already moving to the left. You can see it on the Falafel Factor, where the Able Danger people are treated like lepers by the Leprechaun."

I personally like Sean O'Hannity and believe he'd be an even better president than Tancredo [has fewer enemies, more leadership skill, better debating skill, more name recognition-- more political capitol, and almost an identical view on issues].

But Hannity is too pro-establishment for my taste. He instantly buys anything Big Brother says hook, line, and sinker. My biggest peeve with him is the Ron Brown Crash. He's too knee-jerk on the pro-establishment side.

I think it's not so much Fox moving left. I think it's America moving to the Right. Fox has always been trying to balance itself between both viewpoints. That's why I miss Weyrich's NET: it was a genuine, anti-establishment, conservative news channel, ahead of its time, and completely ruined by backward-thinking Sutton who took over later.


27 posted on 09/17/2005 6:37:18 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (The only thing 'grand' about the GOP is they aren't the DNC.)
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To: montag813

The Post endorsed McCain in the 2000 election. Protection money for the Chairman of the committee that affects their business.


28 posted on 09/17/2005 6:37:34 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH ~ A NATIONAL TREASURE)
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To: Sacajaweau

The thing about the Cole bombing that made no sense to me...

If a warship is anchored in an Arab port where terrorism is a possibility (if not a high probability), why would we not have a small speedboat with men assigned to encounter any oncoming craft and inspect/verify its authorization prior to letting it come within 1/4 mile of the Cole?

It just doesn't happen like that. I was in the Navy. We did not allow *anyone* to come up to the ship.


29 posted on 09/17/2005 6:38:22 AM PDT by Paloma_55
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To: Wuli

"Like the CIA, it's time the halls of the pentagon saw some bloodletting."

I was very optimistic when Bush tapped Porter Goss, but not informed on the guts of what he's been doing? What's up with that?



30 posted on 09/17/2005 6:39:38 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (The only thing 'grand' about the GOP is they aren't the DNC.)
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To: montag813
"Rupert Murdoch wants Hillary to win"

That is what I am afraid of. I don't like or trust Murdoch at all.
Wouldn't he be the "king maker" of all time, putting h. clintoon in office.
He has pulled the wool over our eyes with his FNC.

31 posted on 09/17/2005 6:40:02 AM PDT by mickie
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To: Paloma_55

"It just doesn't happen like that. I was in the Navy. We did not allow *anyone* to come up to the ship."

Madam Albright's 'Friendly with the Natives' directive. The idea was to welcome native boats, to be good ambassadores. Remember "Mutiny on the Bounty"?


32 posted on 09/17/2005 6:41:27 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (The only thing 'grand' about the GOP is they aren't the DNC.)
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To: Paloma_55

If Clinton/Gore welcomed this attack, as you suggest, then US Ambassador to Yemen Barbara Bodine had a funny way of showing it. She put roadblocks in the way of FBI investigators who arrived in Yemen, leaving some observers to wonder whose side she was on, Al Qaeda or the US Justice Dept.

The question still should be asked of Bodine: what did she know about the attack, and when did she know it?


33 posted on 09/17/2005 6:45:02 AM PDT by gaspar
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To: gaspar

I'm not sure, but I believe there was a warning issued about two weeks before the Cole attack...based on a tape that was put out by "friends of Usama".


34 posted on 09/17/2005 6:55:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; All

Just Arthur's Fuzzy Memory Alert [Please take tongue and cheek. No link found yet:]

"...Madam Albright said she wanted our ships to be friendly toward the locals, the natives, or whatever. She probably had 'The Bounty' in mind..."


35 posted on 09/17/2005 7:01:43 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (The only thing 'grand' about the GOP is they aren't the DNC.)
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To: Paloma_55

And you trust a guy named "Slade"?Nice picture of "I know nothing I saw nothing" Sgt Shultz. Nice touch!


36 posted on 09/17/2005 7:08:05 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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It ain't just Able Danger, it's everywhere.

I did not register to read the article. Perhaps this was covered. But just in case . .

"An analyst at the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency resigned in protest after the attack on the USS Cole because his warnings of pending terrorist acts in the Persian Gulf region went unheeded......(Washington Times, 10/26/00)"

I believe that is the case where his boss, et al. dismissed his warnings as, "Aw, he's just trying to make a former girlfriend in the office look bad."

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a39f80b472b74.htm

See also, http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=18175

and http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1110088/posts?page=13

reply #14 footnote. To wit, the analyst "had dated a woman who wrote an astounding incorrect analysis the month before the Cole bombing, arguing that terrorists were not capable of conducting a small boat attack on a ship. DIA higher-ups said he pushed his analysis to contradict that of his ex-girlfriend. In reality, Fallis had developed a unique methodology that led him to conclude an al Qaeda attack was imminent."

It ain't just Able Danger, it's everywhere.

Then there's the Clinton State Dept. interfering with the FBI USS Cole bombing investigation which some say could have led to the 9/11 plot.

38 posted on 09/17/2005 7:16:02 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (Hillary is the she in shenanigans.)
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To: Peach

I heard on Michael Savage that the Pentagon, consisting of Clinton Left Overs and State department RINOS is trying to talk the White House into not allowing the Able danger hearings to be public.
I wanted to post this as headline on the FR message board but, I still can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Anyway, I sure hope the GOP does not allow this very important
revelation regarding the travesty of the 9-11 Commission be withheld from the American Voters.


39 posted on 09/17/2005 7:20:21 AM PDT by Cindy_Cin
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To: jimbo123; Peach; xcamel; johnny7

It has been claimed that a DIA counterintelligence analyst named Kie Fallis issued a Yemen warning prior to the Cole incident. His report was knocked-down by, among others, Ambassador to Yemen Barbara Bodine, DIA factotums, and even General Zinni. Is it possible that Fallis was Able Danger?


40 posted on 09/17/2005 7:36:14 AM PDT by gaspar
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To: jimbo123

BUMP


41 posted on 09/17/2005 7:40:46 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: gaspar

On Kie Fallis (who resigned from DIA the day after the Cole incident) see http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=18175


42 posted on 09/17/2005 7:43:32 AM PDT by gaspar
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To: gaspar

From last month:

"I desperately wish that I had been president when the FBI and CIA finally confirmed, officially, that bin Laden was responsible for the attack on the U.S.S. Cole," Clinton tells New York magazine this week. "Then we could have launched an attack on Afghanistan early."


43 posted on 09/17/2005 8:05:54 AM PDT by spycatcher
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To: jimbo123

Is it just me or do others think we need to re-constitute the AbleDanger datamining function and duplicate it in the various law enforcement groups?


44 posted on 09/17/2005 8:09:20 AM PDT by dleach
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To: jimbo123
Image hosted by Photobucket.com when SlickWillie butchered the Navy, he killed off Oilers too, meaning that WarShips have to run to port to refuel instead of staying out to sea and being serviced by the oilers like they are supposed to do!!!
45 posted on 09/17/2005 8:12:57 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Cindy_Cin

I thought that was worth repeating:

I heard on Michael Savage that the Pentagon, consisting of Clinton Left Overs and State department RINOS is trying to talk the White House into not allowing the Able danger hearings to be public.
I wanted to post this as headline on the FR message board but, I still can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Anyway, I sure hope the GOP does not allow this very important
revelation regarding the travesty of the 9-11 Commission be withheld from the American Voters.



46 posted on 09/17/2005 8:39:53 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: Peach

Thank You


47 posted on 09/17/2005 9:03:46 AM PDT by Cindy_Cin
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Take Heart, 2 years ago I didn't know what a freeper was.
Today I come here for sanity & facts. Its a slow drip but more and more people are becoming aware of you.
Besides, we all saw what the MSM did to the Swift Boat Vets, little by little American Voters are seeking alternative News Sources
48 posted on 09/17/2005 9:07:31 AM PDT by Cindy_Cin
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To: Peach

Effort to close AD hearing thread here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1486090/posts


49 posted on 09/17/2005 9:24:18 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Loon Landrieu & Co good name for a flood control business...Motto:"We got dikes!")
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Just waiting to see if the next thing that is exposed is information about the Oklahoma Bombing. I remember first on the scene witness accounts of saying they saw Middle Eastern looking men in Ryder Trucks.


50 posted on 09/17/2005 9:27:47 AM PDT by not2worry (What goes around comes around!)
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