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1 posted on 09/18/2007 10:14:14 PM PDT by ZacandPook
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To: ZacandPook

They just figured that out?


2 posted on 09/18/2007 10:16:07 PM PDT by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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We must learn from history or we are doomed to repeat it.

Six years after the anthrax attacks, it’s important to take the time to “connect the dots” of the anthrax mailings.

http://www.anthraxandalqaeda.com


3 posted on 09/18/2007 10:16:22 PM PDT by ZacandPook
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Tell us about Clinton’s ‘virtual obsession’ with OBL paired with his emperical revulsion at taking him in alive for questioning - which he was offered many times.


5 posted on 09/18/2007 10:20:03 PM PDT by txhurl
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Why is this news?

But for the Jamie Gorelick directive, we could have put the pieces together. Now the democrats want to undo what the patriot act did.

6 posted on 09/18/2007 10:21:05 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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Maybe they should talk to Jamie Gorelick and Socks Burglar.


7 posted on 09/18/2007 10:23:09 PM PDT by Waryone (Constantly amazed by society's downhill slide.)
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Of course it "Could" have been prevented. So could have Pearl Harbor and even the genocide that followed our abandonment of Viet Nam. 20/20 hindsight is always pretty clear.

I clearly recall the weeks leading up to 9/11 as we were hearing warnings of increased terrorist activity, but overseas was placed on high alert, not here at home.

America's long lasting complacency once again let us be caught with our pants down.

A lot of people have a share of blame in that, but the ones I pin most on is the Clinton's for their 8 years of lackluster performance in combatting terror. Their domestic policies didn't help either.

Any child can see that it "could" have been prevented. Now, the question is, what do we do to make sure it never happens again?

My answer to that is to view each candidate running for POTUS very closley and choose who has the strongest anti-terror stance. I believe that person to be Duncan Hunter

8 posted on 09/18/2007 10:23:17 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Liberals don't rattle sabers, they wave white flags)
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Director of National Intelligence Says U.S. Didn't Connect Available Information

Duh! We knew that before the end of 2002.

9 posted on 09/18/2007 10:23:54 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Support Scouting: Raising boys to be strong men and politically incorrect at the same time.)
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Atigun; Ax; ...
Hillary Campaign Update........ping.

DNI?

Never heard of him.
12 posted on 09/18/2007 10:29:46 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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OMG, lol, most knew this the minute the 2nd plane hit.

Good grief, what a bunch of navel gazing, sniveling crap.

13 posted on 09/18/2007 10:30:11 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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MIDI - FLOWERS ON THE WALL http://members.tripod.com/~gloco/music6.html

There’s a reason that we had been so vulnerable
For eight long years Bill Clinton slung it...of it, he’s full
He refused to do the job that he was sent to do
Though you’re not an intern, we can still say it — he has screwed you too

Clinton knew about it all...while Gorelick built the wall
She said do not share intel...hey, Gorelick, this thing smells
Bill spent his time dropping trousers...he could not resist
And he ignored...ignored terrorists

So far Gorelick thinks she got a pass on the whole thing
Sorry, Jamie, lots of trouble we are gonna bring
You will pay for what you’ve done...you can’t hide anymore
Get your umbrella, it’s getting cloudy...when it rains, it pours

Clinton knew about it all...while Gorelick built the wall
She said do not share intel...hey, Gorelick, this thing smells
Bill spent his time dropping trousers...he could not resist
And he ignored...ignored terrorists

Al Qaeda grew while Billy Boy pretended all was fine
It’s a law enforcement matter...that had been the line
He refused to pay attention when he read reports
So here’s the solution, file the papers...we’ll take them to court

Clinton knew about it all...while Gorelick built the wall
She said do not share intel...hey, Gorelick, this thing smells
Bill spent his time dropping trousers...he could not resist
And he ignored...ignored terrorists
He ignored...ignored terrorists...he ignored...ignored terrorists


15 posted on 09/18/2007 10:34:06 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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This kind of speculation does no darn good, except to allow ABC News to take another Left-handed swipe at George W. Bush. The "root cause" of the 9/11 attacks was a willful suspension of disbelief on the part of too many in our Government that that a bunch of pissant terrorists would actually attack the Homeland of the world's only superpower. In short, the same fatal combination of wishful thinking and arrogance that led to Pearl Harbor.
16 posted on 09/18/2007 10:38:04 PM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: ZacandPook; ALOHA RONNIE

Had the powers-that-be paid attention to Rick Rescorla (war hero, Ia Drang Vietnam) the WTC tragedy on 9/11 could most certainly have been avoided.

RIP Rick Rescorla, WTC 2
RIP Alan Beavan, Flite 93 (Kiwi)
RIP Todd Beamer, Flite 93

Heroes all.

NEVER FORGET. NEVER FORGIVE. NEVER QUIT.

*DieHard*


21 posted on 09/18/2007 10:45:16 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghill mi do dhuine. Fg am bealach.)
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"Yeah, that translates to negligence," charged committee chairman John Conyers, D-Mich.

Conyers, you vicious lying SCUM - you and your fellow Demagogues bear the overwhelming burden of responsibility for setting up the policies and bureaucratic climate in which it was too difficult to "connect the dots" -- and scumbags like Conyers continue to do so to this day, with vicious intemperate attacks on many reasonable govt. efforts to improve the collection, analysis, and dissemination of terrorist-related intel. Let's talk about 8 years of Clintonista incompetence and worse when you start talking about "negligence" Mr. Conyers.

Conyers represents the worst kind of liberal scum in our govt., continually undermining our security yet viciously attacking those who are trying to do the real intel and military work to protect us.
22 posted on 09/18/2007 10:45:21 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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In hind sight, WWII could have been prevented.


28 posted on 09/19/2007 1:10:29 AM PDT by Always Right
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I still believe, that if, on 9/10 we knew exactly what the terrorists were planning, and arrested all of them before they got on the planes, we would still be hearing about the injustice of it all from CAIR.


31 posted on 09/19/2007 3:30:45 AM PDT by dawn53
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A little history lesson.

A few hours before the attack on Pearl Harbor the U.S. was aware that the Japanese were going to declare war on the US and that targets were going to be attacked. What was the unknown was the targets. I read this from the Book "Codebreakers".

Hindsight is an amazing thing. With all of the information I have seen from news report etc. I can only pick out that fact we were going to be attacked but the targets, date and time were unknown. To determine the targets and date, at best, is guessing, you have a better odds winning a million dollars at a Las Vegas blackjack table. Still, even with this hindsight the links are made with what I used to call Ouija board logic...poor at best.

The Office of the "DNI" did not exist before 9-11, inter-agency cooperations was hindered by the Clinton administration and good ole fashion inter-agency politics. This was my motivation to leave the Intelligence Community and got back to repairing Military Aircraft.


37 posted on 09/19/2007 5:57:15 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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Yes, it could have been prevented - starting back in 1979!


40 posted on 09/19/2007 7:02:59 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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Must have been a slow news day at ABC. Haven’t we heard this theory since late 2001?


43 posted on 09/19/2007 7:05:28 AM PDT by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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and if anything had been done the ACLU or the screaming libs would have been all over it crying about rights being violated.


44 posted on 09/19/2007 7:06:53 AM PDT by donnab
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How many times is this old news story going to be reported as something new?


46 posted on 09/19/2007 7:11:17 AM PDT by McGruff (If I can't have Cheney, Fred will have to do.)
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