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Able Danger, More Weldon, 09/17/05
The Strata-Sphere and Global ^ | 9/17/2005 | vadkins

Posted on 09/17/2005 9:49:58 PM PDT by vadkins

From a transcript of a news conference given today by Curt Weldon, he said: The first week the story broke in the New York Times, I was in Pennsylvania that Friday doing district work and I got a call at my office. My chief of staff took the call, and it was from a person I’d never met in my entire life. I’d never mentioned her name. She was on vacation and asked my chief of staff for me to call her back.

Her name was Jamie Gorelick.

Wow. Read the whole thing.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911commission; abledanger; atta; attaabledanger; coverup; curtweldon; jamiegorelick; mohammadatta; waronterror; weldon; whitewash
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21 posted on 09/17/2005 11:01:34 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: justche


22 posted on 09/17/2005 11:29:38 PM PDT by justche (No one can go back and make a brand new start, any one can start now and make a brand new ending)
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To: Ursus arctos horribilis
Many politicians will scamper for the shadows to preserve what they have. It takes real statesman to risk their positions to guard the nation. We do not have many of those ilk serving in congress.

My belief is that it is touch and go for the US at this time, considering all the self-serving magistrates we are saddled with. Unless the people become more aware of the typical shallowness of their elected officials, and vote for a big change, we are headed for the trash heap of history.

Quelle surprise, another failed democratic republic?

23 posted on 09/18/2005 12:01:58 AM PDT by GregoryFul
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To: badpacifist

Why is Weldon pussyfooting around with all this "I'm going to tell you SUCH huge news!!!" nonsense? Why doesn't he just go ahead and hold the press conference and give his speech and let the chips fall where they may? I'm starting to wonder if this is going to be like Geraldo opening up Al Capone's vault.

24 posted on 09/18/2005 12:15:25 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (Kelo must GO!! .....
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To: concerned about politics

I see your bump and raise you a btt

25 posted on 09/18/2005 1:22:39 AM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: Lancey Howard
The line from Shakespeare, in Hamlet, is "The lady doth profess too much, methinks." Gertrude says it about the Queen in the play within the play, but inadvertently she is also talking about herself.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column: "A Bad Constitution -- Won't Get Ratified, Can't Work"

26 posted on 09/18/2005 1:37:34 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (This Freeper was linked for the 2nd time by Rush Limbaugh today (9/13/05). Hoohah!)
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To: concerned about politics
a position she assumed in March 1994 and held until 1997;

Prob'ly just a coincidence that the 9/11 Omission studied documents only going back to 1998. No connection at all.

27 posted on 09/18/2005 2:04:39 AM PDT by maryz
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To: thoughtomator
It is also interesting that Bill was just telling Matt Laurer (sp) how he thwarted terrorist attacks. Sounds like he's already in CYA mode. Gotta protect that legacy you know.
28 posted on 09/18/2005 2:12:54 AM PDT by Burf
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To: NavySEAL F-16

Just my opinion:
I know it's fun to hope Sandy Berger is implicated someway in shutting down Able Danger. But Able Danger was a Pentagon project. I think it far more likely Bill Cohen, Secretary of Defense, or Hugh Shelton, Chairman Joint Chiefs, ordered Able Danger dismantled after Pentagon lawyers proclaimed it 'illegal'.

Those lawyers didn't have a clue about specific terrorists. They were only concerned with the military, via Able Danger, violating the rights of legitimate American citizens.

29 posted on 09/18/2005 2:21:57 AM PDT by YaYa123 (@ God Bless President Bush As the MSM and Democrats Seek To Destroy
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To: concerned about politics

Even though Jamie Gorelick left the Pentagon in 1997, and Able Danger was dismantled in 2000, she would have maintained contact with Cohen, Shelton, and Pentagon lawyers. It's not outrageous to think she might even have informally, been asked her opinion on the legality of Able Danger.

There's no doubt in my mind, Gorelick's first instinct would have been to protect the Clinton administration from allegations the Pentagon had a secret project going, that was violating the rights of American citizens.

30 posted on 09/18/2005 2:44:21 AM PDT by YaYa123 (@ God Bless President Bush As the MSM and Democrats Seek To Destroy
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To: Enchante; kcvl; Mo1; Peach; Howlin; MJY1288; ravingnutter; Southack

PING- mark for possible Wednesday news.

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32 posted on 09/18/2005 4:23:16 AM PDT by BARLF
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To: backhoe

Thanks so much for the link and all of the info there. That's a lot of work and is greatly appreciated.

33 posted on 09/18/2005 5:08:12 AM PDT by pieces of time
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To: vadkins

About a month ago, I was listening to an interview of somebody who wrote a biography about Hillary. It wasn't Morris; I believe the guy was a Liberal NYT columnist, who’s taken a lot of flak for his book on Clinton.

When asked about Able Danger and a Hillary connection, he responded he wasn't familiar with the details because it hadn't come up until after he researched and wrote his book. But he did insinuate the operation was similar to something that would have come out of the Clinton's "War Room" which was headed up by Hillary. He also explained how much of the documentation from the "War Room" was destroyed before the Clintons left the White House, which would explain why there's not much evidence of the Able Danger project.

Of course this is all supposition but it does follow a pattern of the Clintons.

34 posted on 09/18/2005 5:08:20 AM PDT by Fearless Flyers (Proud to be of The Brave and the Free,
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

And THAT depends upon who gets to write it.

35 posted on 09/18/2005 5:09:55 AM PDT by Pete'sWife (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: pieces of time
Thanks for looking-
36 posted on 09/18/2005 5:14:35 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the Sunset...)
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To: YaYa123

My take is a little different than yours. I believe that the "Gerolick Wall" was put in place so the DOJ could not garner any information that the DOD had gleaned as to Clintoons campaign financing scandals. The fact that the DOD, which had made the link between Atta (and other perps?) and AQ, was forbidden to give this info to the DOJ was an unintended consequence. IOW, the means used to cover up Chinagate, Riady, etc. also (inadvertantly) covered up the Atta-AQ link and that he was in this country.

37 posted on 09/18/2005 5:24:57 AM PDT by Roccus (Able Daner? What's an Able Danger?)
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To: Pete'sWife

Something new in the interview.

That Able Danger had been TASKED to examine Chinese proliferation. We heard before that Stanford and Condalezza Rice had been implicated (yeah right, Condalezza was selling military tech to the Chinese from her Academic bureaucracy post) ...

but now we know that Clinton's military tech. transfers were at least being looked at by someone in government (someone who was shut down soon after.)

38 posted on 09/18/2005 5:28:44 AM PDT by JustDoItAlways
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Thanks for the ping. I listened to this press conference, although coverage was interrupted whenever the House was back in session.

I saw the blogger wondered where the mosque was -- where the woman purchased a photograph of Atta.

This reads like an exact transcript and maybe it is. But I thought Weldon said the mosque was in California. FWIW.

I'll be watching Wednesday!

39 posted on 09/18/2005 5:31:00 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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