Skip to comments.Able Danger raises its head - again!
Posted on 05/28/2009 7:59:18 AM PDT by Renkluaf
In his book, Horse Soldiers, Stanton describes (pg 27) the thoughts of Major General Geoffrey Lambert, US Special Forces Command, Fort Bragg on the morning of September 11, 2001.
"It had taken him about ten seconds to figure out who had masterminded the attacks, and who had carried them out. For the past several years, he had observed a top-secret intelligence program called data mining that had identified one man, an Egyptian by the name of Mohammed Atta, as a serious terrorist with links to a Saudi named bin Laden, who was a financier of terrorist training camps for men like the Egyptian. Months earlier, the people involved in the program had tried telling the FBI what they had discovered, but Army lawyers had discouraged the disclosure, even though the project had identified the highjackers. Lambert figured they knew everything there was to know about Osama bin Laden and his military training camps in Afghanistan, but none of the legal minds could decide if the surveillance was lawful. Now Lambert felt sick that more effort had not been made to warn someone. (Lambert, extremely upset, later agreed with lawyers that the information not be shared with the FBI.)"
Seems to me that Sandy Berger and his friends have been engaged in a conscious effort to cover this up.
Able Danger is one of those issues that should never be dropped.
“Add this to the wonderful commentary out of Judge Sotomayer and it makes you wonder what a wonderful place this would be with a few less lawyers.”
Add this to the wonderful commentary out of Judge Sotomayer and it makes you wonder what a wonderful place this would be with a whole lot less lawyers.
Fixed a minor error for you - ;-)
True. I was referring to the fact that Berger and some of his cohorts recruited and supported Joe Sestak in his race against Curt Weldon.
Let me revive an old tag line of mine. When I first came up with it, it was in response to Specter’s comment that Able Danger “...did not exist. There is no documentation.”
none of the legal minds could decide if the surveillance was lawful
Lawyers that wrestled with their minds,, now wrestle with their consciences.
It’s a shame over 3,000 people paid for their indecision and eventual dereliction of duty and failure of keeping their oaths.
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