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David Boren and George Tenet (Oklahoma, University, Norman, OK)
http://members.aol.com/mpwright9/sting.html ^

Posted on 10/05/2005 11:00:40 AM PDT by fishtank

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OU President David Boren Is the Mentor of George Tenet David Boren has been president of the University of Oklahoma since 1994, the year of his resignation from the U.S. Senate. He had been Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and in 1987 appointed George Tenet (photo at left) to be its chief of staff. This appointment launched Tenet on the career path which led to his being named CIA director in 1997. Columnist John Curtis discloses the fact that Tenet had no military, criminal justice, or spy experience when Boren gave him his job.

Boren and Tenet Helped Politicize and Corrupt the CIA

In 1991 Boren and Tenet helped politicize and corrupt the analytical division of the CIA by assisting in the process of pushing through the appointment of Robert Gates as director. Details are available in this article by Robert Parry of the Consortium for Independent Journalism. Gates was an anti-Soviet hardliner who earlier had helped the Reagan administration falsify information in its propaganda war against the Soviet Union. Tenet has been totally comfortable with a politicized CIA he and Boren helped create -- one which will slant intelligence to suit political objectives.

Author Bill Gertz on Tenet's Lack of Qualifications

Bill Gertz is the author of Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led to September 11. 4 He agrees with John Curtis that Tenet had no background qualifying him for intelligence work. On page 58 he writes that in 1995 Tenet "became deputy director of Central Intelligence despite never having received training as a professional intelligence officer."

Boren and Tenet have remained on very close terms. During the ceremony when he was sworn in, Tenet expressed deep gratitude to Boren. In January 2001 Boren called the newly inaugurated George Bush and persuaded him to keep Tenet as CIA director. Time reported that Tenet and Boren were having a "leisurely breakfast" together in a Washington hotel on the morning of the 9/11 attack. In May 2003, Tenet was the commencement speaker at OU's graduation ceremony.

Boren's Presidential Ambitions

Boren (photo at right) continues to aspire to high national office. His father Lyle, a U.S. Congressman in the 30s and 40s, taught him to have the ambition of growing up to be President of the USA. 5 Boren, a Yale graduate, Rhodes Scholar, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, was a U.S. Senator from 1979 until his 1994 resignation, which followed allegations of sexual misconduct. Since leaving the Senate he has continued to act like a politician. During his period of employment at OU he has frequently been on TV during the half-times of football games. Boren was on a PBS broadcast speaking about security matters after the 9/11 attack. Over the years he has hosted numerous political celebrities to give speeches at OU. They typically sing his praises and then collect their generous honoraria. These have included Joe Lieberman, Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powell, and Desmond Tutu. The OU website boasts:

Over the past few years, guests have included Henry Kissinger, five former CIA directors, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, General Colin Powell, former President George Bush, Bob Dole, George Mitchell, His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, the ambassadors of China, Russia, Mexico, Britain, Australia, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and many others. Several of the sessions have been broadcast live on C-SPAN.

Within the Reform Party there was a committee to draft Boren as its Presidential candidate for 2000. Success in the planning of a sting operation to overwhelm a terrorist hijacking attempt would have been a perfect event in the service of his ambitions for high national office. For more evidence of Boren's presidential ambitions, see the politics1.com website


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: davidboren; normanbombing; oklahoma; oubombing

1 posted on 10/05/2005 11:00:42 AM PDT by fishtank
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To: fishtank

David Boren was the key Democrat vote that stopped Clinton's BTU tax.


2 posted on 10/05/2005 11:04:53 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Troubled by NOLA looting ? You ain't seen nothing yet.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

And?

That makess him a good guy?


3 posted on 10/05/2005 11:08:35 AM PDT by fishtank
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To: fishtank

It did in 1993.


4 posted on 10/05/2005 11:12:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Troubled by NOLA looting ? You ain't seen nothing yet.)
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To: fishtank

It's possible that Boren is a bigtime CIA officer, running a spyshop at OU - where Big Oil and the Middle East meet in a charming academic environment.


5 posted on 10/05/2005 11:22:56 AM PDT by Lexington Green (''The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.'' - Karl Marx)
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To: fishtank

It's possible that Boren is a bigtime CIA officer, running a spyshop at OU - where Big Oil and the Middle East meet in a charming academic environment.


6 posted on 10/05/2005 11:23:44 AM PDT by Lexington Green (''The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.'' - Karl Marx)
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To: indcons; PhiKapMom; 2Jedismom

Later read ping.


7 posted on 10/05/2005 11:25:20 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: fishtank

"...until his 1994 resignation, which followed allegations of sexual misconduct."

Not to defend a Democrat, but this is total rubbish. He quit b/c he was asked to be President of OU.

I have never heard anything about sexual misconduct, but if anyone has a source, do post.


8 posted on 10/05/2005 11:30:24 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Lexington Green

If that's possible (which I think is pretty crazy) then you have to say that Bob Gates at Texas A&M is in the same camp, correct?


9 posted on 10/05/2005 11:32:01 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: PhiKapMom; doug from upland

Ping to an article about David Boren and George Tenet.


10 posted on 10/05/2005 11:33:34 AM PDT by Peach (Go Yankees!)
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To: ConservativeDude

Agree. The country could use a few more Democrats like David Boren.


11 posted on 10/05/2005 11:33:49 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Troubled by NOLA looting ? You ain't seen nothing yet.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Don't forget...he voted for Bork and Thomas.

If Zell Miller and Boren were the party ofthe left, we would be in reasonably decent shape in this country.


12 posted on 10/05/2005 11:37:36 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ConservativeDude

''If that's possible (which I think is pretty crazy) then you have to say that Bob Gates at Texas A&M is in the same camp, correct?''

I really don't know, But has Gates ever chaired the Senate Intel Committee? Does he dine with George Tenant? Of course, I'm just playing around with fun ideas here.


13 posted on 10/05/2005 11:45:45 AM PDT by Lexington Green (''The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.'' - Karl Marx)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I have always liked David Boren. Old time Democrat.
14 posted on 10/05/2005 11:52:22 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, Over there, we will be there until it is Over there.")
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To: mariabush

He couldn't stand snot-nosed Bill Clinton. That makes him OK by me.


15 posted on 10/05/2005 11:55:02 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Troubled by NOLA looting ? You ain't seen nothing yet.)
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To: Lexington Green

Gates was head of the CIA. Before that I think he did work for the Senate Intel Cmtee, before Tenet, but I'm not 100% sure.


16 posted on 10/05/2005 12:09:30 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ConservativeDude

''Gates was head of the CIA. Before that I think he did work for the Senate Intel Cmtee, before Tenet, but I'm not 100% sure.''

THAT Gates? Robert Gates?... You're frekin' me out, Dude. Oil and Intel.


17 posted on 10/05/2005 12:15:13 PM PDT by Lexington Green (''The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.'' - Karl Marx)
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To: Lexington Green

Yes, Bob Gates - that Bob Gates - is now the President of Texas A&M......(sinister music playing in the background....)


18 posted on 10/05/2005 12:31:08 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ConservativeDude

Ping to me.

Pinz


19 posted on 10/05/2005 12:38:17 PM PDT by pinz-n-needlez
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To: hoosiermama; hispanarepublicana; PhiKapMom; indcons; mplsconservative; investigateworld; ...

Ping to Boren's (president of OU) bio.


20 posted on 10/05/2005 2:23:56 PM PDT by indcons (FReepmail PhiKapMom and Indcons to join the "Norman bombing" ping list.)
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To: fishtank; indcons; PhiKapMom; MizSterious; Lizarde
CAPTION OU PRESIDENT DAVID BOREN

"I think my nose will grow about this much with every additional lie I tell about the OU jiha....I mean, suicide bombing."

21 posted on 10/05/2005 2:44:10 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: Howlin; Miss Marple; kcvl; Ernest_at_the_Beach; backhoe; Cindy; Shermy; BOBTHENAILER; fishtank; ...

Very, very interesting! (With the obligatory pseudo German accent)


22 posted on 10/05/2005 2:44:20 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
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To: indcons

Thanks for the ping.


24 posted on 10/05/2005 2:46:30 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
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To: Lizarde

*sigh* How much more before the media finally picks up on this? I still say if he'd been 100 yards from an abortion clinic or a mosque instead of a football stadium, the media would be all over this like stink on ****.


25 posted on 10/05/2005 2:49:19 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: indcons

Thanks for the ping!!

More things that make you go DUDE!


26 posted on 10/05/2005 2:50:17 PM PDT by duffthor (BOO)
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To: fishtank

http://www.academia.org/campus_reports/2002/february_2002_3.html

Oklahoma Students Cleared in Hate Crime

Fall 2001: David Boren's Peculiar Relationship to a
Pakistani Student Accused of Anthrax Threat

by Christopher Chow

Chance Shipman returned to class on January 14th for the first time since the University of Oklahoma forced him to withdraw last September. The administration had accused Shipman, a wrestler at the school, and his friend Gary Frizzell of committing what OU described as a "hate crime" assault against Pakistani student Mohammad Yaseen Haider. Haider has since been charged with sending anthrax threats.

(snip)

Two days after the incident, University President David Boren announced that after speaking with Haider, he had decided to remove Shipman and was bringing student code violation charges against Frizzell.

Boren even gave Haider a work-study job at Parkview Apartments.

(snip)

Another interesting link:

http://members.aol.com/mpwright9/boren.html


27 posted on 10/05/2005 2:50:24 PM PDT by maggief
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To: hoosiermama; hispanarepublicana; PhiKapMom; indcons; mplsconservative; investigateworld; ...

On second thoughts, there is a lot of stuff on the entire blog. Ping going out to full list right away. Thanks again Lizarde.

Please check this site: http://www.tapscottscopydesk.blogspot.com/

There are quite a few posts on the Norman bombing on this blog. Check it out.


29 posted on 10/05/2005 2:53:19 PM PDT by indcons (FReepmail PhiKapMom and Indcons to join the "Norman bombing" ping list.)
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To: indcons

Thanks for the ping. Thanks also to PhiKapMom and Lizarde, you'll have been busy.


30 posted on 10/05/2005 3:00:52 PM PDT by del4hope (Tom Delay - HAMMER like you have never Hammered before - God's speed to you)
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To: indcons

"Hinrichs joined the Triangle engineering fraternity at OU but soon thereafter dropped out for a year, then took up residence in the university owned apartment complex known as "Little Tehran" in Norman rather than returning to the Triangle house."

Very interesting..


31 posted on 10/05/2005 3:06:05 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: indcons
Thanx for the ping!

Since 9-11, I have had fewer inclinations to read political and terror thrillers. This evolving story underscores the reason: we are all living in one and thanks to the Internet, we know it.

Boren may be a good guy conservative donk, but the political connections and background of this case are creeping me out. What the he!! sort of op is he running out there on the prairie?
32 posted on 10/05/2005 3:10:27 PM PDT by reformedliberal (Bless our troops and pray for our nation.)
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To: maggief

Wow, I urge everyone to check out both links that maggief posted above in post 27. Great find maggie.


33 posted on 10/05/2005 3:19:17 PM PDT by Lorraine
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To: indcons

Thanks indcons


34 posted on 10/05/2005 3:24:17 PM PDT by Oorang ( A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. -Goethe)
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To: indcons

Thanks for the ping. Great site!

This was an interesting headline:

"Big 12 Officials Teleconferenced on Stadium Security Measures After OU Bombing"

I wonder if Hindrich's PAKI roomate that works for the OU ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT took part in the 'meeting' after the friggin FBI LET HIM GO?! Geez..(rolling eyes)


35 posted on 10/05/2005 3:24:38 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: indcons

Thanks for this.


36 posted on 10/05/2005 3:34:34 PM PDT by milford421
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To: indcons

Thanks for the ping. Fascinating site with incredible details. Wonder where Tapscott gets his info. He seems to be a very well informed insider.


37 posted on 10/05/2005 3:42:20 PM PDT by Magnolia (Pennies a day help keep Liberals at bay.....become a monthly donor!)
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To: indcons
Tapscott's Copy Desk has also learned that a tree near where Hinrichs' bomb detonated displays a number of small round holes and some areas of a metallic substance. The holes and substance are only on the side facing the bench on which Hinrichs was seated when the bomb detonated. The holes appear to be about the size of the head of 16 penny nail.

Check me if I'm wrong, but it doesn't seem right that you'd put nails or bits of metal into a bomb if all you wanted to do was blow yourself up.

Frankly, I'm suprised that this tree is still standing out there and hasn't been accidentally cut down and hauled away.
38 posted on 10/05/2005 3:59:18 PM PDT by agooga (We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire...)
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To: fishtank; All
Crosslinked:

 The University of Oklahoma Bomber- Link Roundup

39 posted on 10/05/2005 4:09:42 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: backhoe

I have more FR links for you. Would you be interested in adding them to the consolidated list? TIA.

Indcons


40 posted on 10/05/2005 4:29:42 PM PDT by indcons (FReepmail PhiKapMom and Indcons to join the "Norman bombing" ping list.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Thanks for the ping.


41 posted on 10/05/2005 5:20:27 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: ConservativeDude

The rumor mill was working overtime when he was GOV saying he had alternate preferences.


42 posted on 10/05/2005 5:48:57 PM PDT by JustAnotherOkie
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To: mariabush

Yea he got out when the gettin' was good before the 'BASE' took over the democratic party.


43 posted on 10/05/2005 5:49:59 PM PDT by JustAnotherOkie
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To: reformedliberal

You're welcome.


44 posted on 10/05/2005 8:56:22 PM PDT by indcons (FReepmail PhiKapMom and Indcons to join the "Norman bombing" ping list.)
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To: del4hope; Lizarde; hispanarepublicana; PhiKapMom

Thanks for the feedback, del4hope. Kudos to everybody on this forum with a special hat tip to PKM.


45 posted on 10/05/2005 8:57:55 PM PDT by indcons (FReepmail PhiKapMom and Indcons to join the "Norman bombing" ping list.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Exactly what I've been thinking....a big Hmmmmmmmmmmm?


46 posted on 10/07/2005 8:49:40 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

When do Democrats in power stop lying to Americans.


47 posted on 10/07/2005 10:14:07 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
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