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EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon Attempts to Block Book on Afghan War (Able Danger)
Fox News ^ | September 10, 2010 | Catherine Herridge

Posted on 09/10/2010 1:39:09 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182

On the eve of Sept. 11, Fox News has learned the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency has attempted to block a book about the tipping point in Afghanistan and a controversial pre-9/11 data mining project called "Able Danger."

In a letter obtained by Fox News, the DIA says national security could be breached if "Operation Dark Heart" is published in its current form. The agency also attempted to block key portions of the book that claim "Able Danger" successfully identified hijacker Mohammed Atta as a threat to the United States before the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks........

Click here to read the full DIA letter (pdf)

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abledanger; anthonyshaffer; clinton; curtweldon
Able Danger

"...On September 21, 2006, The Washington Post reported that a Defense Department investigation into Able Danger found that Able Danger did not identify Mohamed Atta or any other hijacker before the September 11 attacks, and that a widely discussed chart was "a sample document passed to the military as an example of how to organize large amounts of data," and was created after 9/11...."

They are going to a lot of extra trouble to suppress a book about a project they trashed years ago.

1 posted on 09/10/2010 1:39:10 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

They are going to a lot of extra trouble to suppress a book about a project they trashed years ago.

Because that would make it Clinton’s fault. Cant have that!
What would the “truthers” think?


2 posted on 09/10/2010 1:50:47 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Anti-Bubba182

No one likes egg on the face. Not even spooks.


3 posted on 09/10/2010 1:52:05 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: marstegreg

Right! It does smell.


4 posted on 09/10/2010 1:52:43 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

The good General has provided Retired Lt Colonel Shaffer tons of free publicity. Good on him!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 09/10/2010 1:56:08 PM PDT by Doc Hunter
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To: Eyes Unclouded

Trying to suppress the book is the surest way to guarantee brisk sales. The Able Danger Project was huge news around FR back in the day.


6 posted on 09/10/2010 1:57:00 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Sounds like DIA is running a memory hole operation. What meeting? Never took place. The problem is that there’s always a paper trail these days and the memory hole trick doesn’t appear to be working.

The intelligence community gets themselves into big trouble when they go beyond protecting national secrets and try to protect political asses.


7 posted on 09/10/2010 2:07:26 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Anti-Bubba182

The permanent government in Washington D.C. will always “circle the wagons” to defend its own bureaucratic history and it will seek to get the elected leaders to help it do so, in typical “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” fashion.


8 posted on 09/10/2010 2:10:00 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: sageb1

And don’t forget this

The Path to 9/11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asw8fhpz0wA


9 posted on 09/10/2010 2:10:31 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: centurion316

All they have done is make the story bigger.


10 posted on 09/10/2010 2:13:02 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Recalling Congressman Kurt Weldon.


11 posted on 09/10/2010 2:15:24 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

The new mantra they fall on is “it puts the troops in danger.”

Waiting to hear it in in this case. I am sickened by anyone using that line to cover their own ass.


12 posted on 09/10/2010 2:16:21 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

Curt Weldon ping


13 posted on 09/10/2010 2:22:02 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: Carley

Glad you brought him up! To think we lost him for Sestak.


14 posted on 09/10/2010 2:29:34 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182
National Security now protects those who lied
and stifled investigations at every turn?
prior to 911
Jamie Gorelick comes to mind.
Imparting the truth causes madness to
come to the forefront from our rulers.
15 posted on 09/10/2010 2:40:27 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

i thought they DID identify Atta...and that’s why everything suddenly got lost...


16 posted on 09/10/2010 3:08:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: no-to-illegals; Tribune7; Anti-Bubba182
Just posted this from the Weekly Standard:

Declassify the NSA’s files on Iran and al Qaeda

17 posted on 09/10/2010 3:09:39 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

The Ruling Class is not Happy .


18 posted on 09/10/2010 3:10:53 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Thread from the Washington Post:

Pentagon aims to buy up book (LTC Anthony Shaffer - Able Danger)

19 posted on 09/10/2010 3:12:22 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

The powers that be were arrayed against Weldon. The Pentagon protects it’s own at the expense of Americans.


20 posted on 09/10/2010 3:23:26 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182; Kaslin; LucyT
FR Thread:

No, Professor Ahmed, the Founders Were Not So Fond of Islam

************************************EXCERPT INTRO**********************************

Posted on Fri 10 Sep 2010 08:05:24 AM PST by Kaslin

While doing the MSM circuit this week, American University professor Akbar Ahmed told some whoppers about Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin

Akbar Ahmed, the chair of Islamic studies at American University, has advised many government officials, including General Petraeus, Richard Holbrooke, and George W. Bush. He speaks regularly on BBC and CNN, and has appeared on many U.S. shows, including Oprah and Nightline.

To oppose the “burn the Quran” event planned by Pastor Terry Jones, Ahmed wrote an editorial for CNN in which he stated:

Not only are the actions of Jones contrary to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, but they are also against the ideals of the American Founding Fathers.

The Founding Fathers read and honored the same Quran that Jones is now seeking to burn.

[John Adams, America’s second president] showed the utmost respect for Islam, naming the Prophet Mohammed as one of the greatest truth seekers in history.

These statements are utterly opposed by the facts.

John Adams said absolutely nothing of the kind. Correspondence from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson on July 16, 1814, reveals John Adams’ true feelings about Islam: Adams states that Mohammed is “a military fanatic” who “denies that laws were made for him; he arrogates everything to himself by force of arms.”

21 posted on 09/10/2010 3:31:33 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

In this Fox news exclusive in the comment section, one of their posters (idaho45) has posted a lengthy comment about Bill Clinton’s chinagate and Senator Inhofe’s chinagate speech: Scroll back to yesterday and read: *Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 2:22 PM*


22 posted on 09/12/2010 4:12:22 PM PDT by Mr Apple ( "VIDEO CHINAGATE" http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2970981220206109356)
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To: Tribune7; Anti-Bubba182
The Congressional Record:

77 . ABLE DANGER FAILURE -- (House of Representatives - October 19, 2005)

Excerpt of Curt Weldon:


What I did not know, Mr. Speaker, up until June of this year, was that that secret program called Able Danger actually identified the Brooklyn cell of al Qaeda in January and February of 2000, over 1 year before 9/11 ever happened. In addition, I learned that not only did we identify the Brooklyn cell of al Qaeda, but we identified Mohamed Atta as one of the members of that Brooklyn cell along with three other terrorists who were the leadership of the 9/11 attack.

I have also learned, Mr. Speaker, that in September of 2000, again, over 1 year before 9/11, that Able Danger team attempted on three separate occasions to provide information to the FBI about the Brooklyn cell of al Qaeda, and on three separate occasions they were denied by lawyers in the previous administration to transfer that information.

Mr. Speaker, this past Sunday on ``Meet the Press,'' Louis Freeh, FBI Director at the time, was interviewed by Tim Russert. The first question to Louis Freeh was in regard to the FBI's ability to ferret out the terrorists. Louis Freeh's response, which can be obtained by anyone in this country as a part of the official record, was, Well, Tim, we are now finding out that a top-secret program of the military called Able Danger actually identified the Brooklyn cell of al Qaeda and Mohammed Atta over a year before 9/11.

And what Louis Freeh said, Mr. Speaker, is that that kind of actionable data could have allowed us to prevent the hijackings that occurred on September 11.
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We need Sestak gone, and Curt or someone with his stones in there!

Thanks for the ping, Trib.

23 posted on 09/12/2010 5:13:15 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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To: centurion316; Anti-Bubba182

What is the DIA? Is this some new organiztion that scheming Obama and the democras have come up with? I’ve never heard of this DIA?


24 posted on 09/12/2010 5:47:52 PM PDT by Mr Apple ( "VIDEO CHINAGATE" http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2970981220206109356)
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To: Mr Apple
Defense Intelligence Agency
25 posted on 09/12/2010 5:51:16 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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