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Pentagon aims to buy up book (LTC Anthony Shaffer - Able Danger)
WashPost ^ | 9-10-10 | Peter Finn and Greg Miller

Posted on 09/10/2010 7:41:49 AM PDT by STARWISE

The Defense Department is attempting to buy the entire first printing - 10,000 copies - of a memoir by a controversial former Defense Intelligence Agency officer so that the book can be destroyed, according to military and other sources.

"Operation Dark Heart," which was scheduled to be published this month by St. Martin's Press, recounts the adventures and frustrations of an Army reservist, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, who served in Afghanistan in 2003, a moment when the attention of Washington and the military had shifted to Iraq.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abledanger; afghanistan; anthonyshaffer; clinton; curtweldon; dod; ltcanthonyshaffer; operationdarkheart; pages; pentagon; september2010; shaffer; waronterror
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Thanks STARWISE. I guess those tens of thousands of pages in Wikileaks are okay according to the Obama admalistration.


101 posted on 09/10/2010 4:15:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: cynwoody

Hmmm ... a presale.

I wonder if ebay is selling the same way.


102 posted on 09/10/2010 4:29:17 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Roccus

I think you are absolutely right Roccus. The Able Danger story is long complex,and exhausting. It’s very possible we will never know either the end game or the truth.


103 posted on 09/10/2010 4:35:05 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: penelopesire

Good question Pen I am not sure either.


104 posted on 09/10/2010 4:36:14 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: STARWISE

Your tax dollar at work . . .


105 posted on 09/10/2010 4:39:30 PM PDT by Faith
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To: maggief

Difficult to find this book now.


106 posted on 09/10/2010 4:42:00 PM PDT by Mr Apple ( "VIDEO CHINAGATE" http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2970981220206109356)
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To: Faith; All
Katherine Herridge just ran a piece on FNC with Col Shaffer and its all about Mohammed ATTA and how Able Danger discovered what he was up to in 911. That's why the DIA wants to keep the book off the shelves.

Once again vested interests in our govt. don't want Col. Shaffer's story to see the light of day.!!We have a bunch of a-holls running some our our security branches.

Probably the same idiots that have covered up everything about zero as well! Someone at their level is doing the dirty deed and giving us blank pages to read any time we uncover anything about this Manchurian.

107 posted on 09/10/2010 4:44:37 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: rodguy911

Saw it ..

The despicable legacy of Clinton and Socks Berger
and their conspirators lives.

Just unnerving and infuriating.


108 posted on 09/10/2010 4:57:12 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

It wasn’t Clinton who placed Kean and Gorelick on the 9/11 cOmission.


109 posted on 09/10/2010 5:05:43 PM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: cynwoody; Liz; STARWISE; hoosiermama; penelopesire; onyx; Protect the Bill of Rights

ebay canceled order...

“When I listed this book, I didn’t know the book was recalled due to security reasons; therefore, the information supplied in the item description pertains to the original edition and not the new edition. According to the publisher, the new edition will be released on 9/24 but several pages will be blacked out due to censorship. Furthermore, Ebay has advised me to cancel the orders at this time. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.”


110 posted on 09/10/2010 5:07:49 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

hmmmmmm....our overlord fascists got to them.


111 posted on 09/10/2010 5:11:59 PM PDT by penelopesire (FOX NEWS TRIBAL PRINCESS)
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To: maggief

AAAahhh ... yep. The strong arm of the govt
is picking off their prey.


112 posted on 09/10/2010 5:16:36 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Roccus

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was set up on November 27, 2002 “to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks”, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks.

The commission was also mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

Chaired by former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean, the commission consisted of five Democrats and five Republicans. The commission was created by Congressional legislation, with the bill signed into law by President George W. Bush.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_Commission
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As I recall, the leadership of each side
chose their 5 members. Who d’ya think
chose Gorelick ??


113 posted on 09/10/2010 5:19:46 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Kean


114 posted on 09/10/2010 5:32:17 PM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: rodguy911

I had one of those ‘where were you’ moments at an intersection when Fox News Radio blurted out about the mineral find in Afghanistan being the richest the world has ever known, with major deposits of lithium.


115 posted on 09/10/2010 5:32:35 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: maggief

Maggie, do you know if what you ordered is a ‘Trade Book’ or the original 1st issue?


116 posted on 09/10/2010 5:34:15 PM PDT by Mr Apple ( "VIDEO CHINAGATE" http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2970981220206109356)
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To: STARWISE

Absolutely,
Hows a Palin/Shaffer ticket sound to you?


117 posted on 09/10/2010 5:35:30 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: penelopesire
Sad day for the country once again.

I hope the Col. goes on a book tour and tells all.

118 posted on 09/10/2010 5:36:59 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: TexasRepublic

I see a copy for sale, but it is shown as a ‘Trade Book’ Got any idea what this trade book is? Is it an original 1st issue. I’d like to own a copy of this. Or, I guess I could read it on kindle.


119 posted on 09/10/2010 5:37:03 PM PDT by Mr Apple ( "VIDEO CHINAGATE" http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2970981220206109356)
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To: STARWISE
My post #114 was a bit short and snippy, sorry. I believe it was Kean who picked her in order to keep her from becoming a subject of the investigation. See my post #98 for my full feeling about this whole slimey, sordid mess.
120 posted on 09/10/2010 5:38:05 PM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: txhurl

Exactly, when you start adding it all up,biggest poppy fields anywhere, lots minerals,lithium, it all adds up to more questions about why we are there.


121 posted on 09/10/2010 5:39:42 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: Mr Apple

See posts 97 and 110.


122 posted on 09/10/2010 5:39:50 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Mr Apple

It says a book intended for sale to the general public whatever that means.


123 posted on 09/10/2010 5:41:17 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: rodguy911

Sad day indeed.Everything is upside down and inside out. We have a president and media berating our fellow countrymen as bigots and ‘islamophobes’ on the eve of 911. We are suppose to honor Muslims tomorrow instead of the victims of hate filled Islamists(according to Obama and the media). We are suppose to allow a victory mosque built on the sacred 911 ground in NY(while the very iman that is going to build it and works for our own State Department) threatens us with violence. We are suppose to stand down from free speech rights now when it comes to Islam. I can’t take much more tonight. My heart is so big and sore it’s about to burst! Nothing makes sense to me anymore(except the sanity I find on FR).
*sniff*


124 posted on 09/10/2010 5:47:28 PM PDT by penelopesire (FOX NEWS TRIBAL PRINCESS)
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To: penelopesire
Don't despair you remain an FR treasure.

What really got me was this morning on F&F when they showed DNA markers by the hundred all over the building site for the NYC Mosque. Nothing drives how or what these terrorists are up to like that did.

They literally want to build a mosque(which I equate with a terrorist hideout) directly over the DNA of our fallen citizens to celebrate one of the few victories they have had over we infidels.

IF that's not sick I don't know what is.

But remember it's not built yet.

125 posted on 09/10/2010 5:57:22 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: rodguy911; Joe 6-pack

Thanks FRiend. I just got a good and needed belly laugh at Joe 6 pack’s new post. An instant FReeper classic! Go see:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2586971/posts?page=58#58


126 posted on 09/10/2010 6:03:28 PM PDT by penelopesire (FOX NEWS TRIBAL PRINCESS)
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To: penelopesire

I needed a laugh as well doesn’t get much better.
Must be a Fla. Keys dog as well,they all wear shades down here.


127 posted on 09/10/2010 6:24:50 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: penelopesire

Best evah.

Hey, he just said we couldn’t BURN it

Said nothing about digesting it


128 posted on 09/10/2010 6:43:59 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: massgopguy

Wait a second! I thought in America we don’t DESTROY books! Put Dark Side of the Force covers on 10,000 Korans and ship them to the Pentagon.


That was before the war on terror - foreign and domestic - to protect American freedom. Now we are book burners, free speech haters and Islam is our country’s roots and that is why we need a victory mosque in NY at ground zero... The military is protecting freedom. Rest easy. :)


129 posted on 09/10/2010 6:46:44 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Roccus

Got it ..


130 posted on 09/10/2010 7:11:22 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: sam_paine
The author does not have the right to publish classified information he acquired under a security clearance.

He didn't. The manuscript was reviewed and approved for publication by the Army.
131 posted on 09/10/2010 8:41:15 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: STARWISE

Solution...

Release the E-book version so that the number of copies is INFINITE


132 posted on 09/11/2010 12:43:36 AM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Mister Da

ROFL! That was my first thought too. Wouldn’t the publisher just keep pumping out the book as long its being gobbled up?


133 posted on 09/11/2010 12:51:13 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Nickname

Should have kept reading, I see the answer to that now.


134 posted on 09/11/2010 12:55:11 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: STARWISE

Good find! God bless you for wading through the Washington Compost.


135 posted on 09/12/2010 2:00:26 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Conservative scandals? Boring. DNC scandals? Exciting. We are sick of being excited.)
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To: LucyT

Wow! Able Danger ascends. Haha! I hope it breaks out above the radar.


136 posted on 09/12/2010 2:07:43 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Conservative scandals? Boring. DNC scandals? Exciting. We are sick of being excited.)
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To: STARWISE

This from Amazon:
Important Message for Customers
On Friday, August 13, 2010, just as St. Martin’s Press was readying its initial shipment of Operation Dark Heart, the Department of Defense expressed concern that its publication could cause damage to U.S. national security. The publication of the initial edition was canceled. However, after consulting with the author, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, St. Martin’s Press agreed to incorporate some of the government’s changes, which includes redacting classified text, into a revised edition, which is releasing on September 24.


137 posted on 09/12/2010 2:27:10 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: maggief; STARWISE

another ebay canceled...

“Message from merchant: I’d like to say I still own the 10 books worth $2,650, however as of this morning they are missing from my garage. I am scared to think how they went missing myself. Nevertheless, please accept my apology for using your time/energy etc.”


138 posted on 09/14/2010 9:38:05 AM PDT by diji (IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM !)
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To: diji

that was on Sat, September 11, 2010


139 posted on 09/14/2010 9:40:36 AM PDT by diji (IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM !)
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To: diji; STARWISE; hoosiermama; penelopesire; onyx; Liz; LucyT

Ping to post #138.


140 posted on 09/14/2010 9:44:29 AM PDT by maggief
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To: diji; maggief; Jim Robinson; rockinqsranch; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; ...
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another ebay canceled...

“Message from merchant:

"I’d like to say I still own the 10 books worth $2,650, however as of this morning they are missing from my garage. I am scared to think how they went missing myself. Nevertheless, please accept my apology for using your time/energy etc.”

141 posted on 09/14/2010 10:39:20 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: cynwoody

I’ll bet you’re not going to get the original...


142 posted on 09/14/2010 10:53:31 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/09/the_power_of_images_turned_aga.html)
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To: diji; LucyT; maggief; STARWISE; Las Vegas Ron

so, the FBI got his name and address from Ebay and stole the books? or not, and he’s lying and buried them somewhere.... if he was smart.


143 posted on 09/14/2010 10:59:02 AM PDT by mojitojoe ("The Arabic call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." punk in chief)
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To: LucyT

Lucy, I’m thinking he’s doing the “I lost my guns in a canoe accident” . He stashed those books somewhere.


144 posted on 09/14/2010 11:00:37 AM PDT by mojitojoe ("The Arabic call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." punk in chief)
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To: sauropod

home


145 posted on 09/14/2010 11:09:27 AM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: GOPJ
I’ll bet you’re not going to get the original...

I bet you are right. If I don't, I'll carry through on my threat to chargeback, especially after "backing up" my chat with Casey Q on FR.

It's been a few years since I did a chargeback. I need practice. The last time was for a fraudulent magazine subscription ordered through eBay and paid for via PayPal and AX. This time PayPal's not involved, so it should go through faster.

146 posted on 09/14/2010 11:13:25 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: mojitojoe
Lucy, I’m thinking he’s doing the “I lost my guns in a canoe accident” . He stashed those books somewhere.

Sounds reasonable, I lost mine in a boating accident on Lake Meade...

Just sayin {;^)

147 posted on 09/14/2010 11:53:28 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremest use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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