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EXCLUSIVE: Witnesses in Defense Dept. Report Suggest Cover-Up of 9/11 Findings (report is from 2006)
FoxNews ^ | 10/04/10 | Catherine Herridge

Posted on 10/04/2010 4:52:12 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

A document obtained and witnesses interviewed by Fox News raise new questions over whether there was an effort by the Defense Department to cover up a pre-9/11 military intelligence program known as "Able Danger."

At least five witnesses questioned by the Defense Department's Inspector General told Fox News that their statements were distorted by investigators in the final IG's report -- or it left out key information, backing up assertions that lead hijacker Mohammed Atta was identified a year before 9/11.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2kooky; abledanger; anthonyshaffer; berger; blameamericafirst; bojinka; charliesheen; clinton; curtweldon; gorelick; islam; jamiegorelick; kerry; libertarians; muslims; obama; palin; patbuchanan; ronpaul; terrorism; whoisjohngalt; williamperry; wthispalinhere4; wthispaulhere4
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1 posted on 10/04/2010 4:52:15 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

By the Clinton Administration, please note.


2 posted on 10/04/2010 4:53:51 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wait a dang minute. That would have been on Clinton’s watch. Say it ain’t so..........


3 posted on 10/04/2010 4:54:42 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes, Yes never tell on the Clintons.


4 posted on 10/04/2010 4:56:19 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Able Danger = The stuff in clinton admin guys pants?


5 posted on 10/04/2010 4:59:18 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Red in Blue PA
do I really have to say it???

6 posted on 10/04/2010 5:00:45 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Isn’t Able-Danger the report that Sandy Burglar snuck out of his office in his shorts?


7 posted on 10/04/2010 5:00:52 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

That Congressman from PA was all over this back in 2005-06.

Clinton tried to have ABC pull the Harvey Keitel movie.


8 posted on 10/04/2010 5:04:20 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: whitedog57
By the Clinton Administration, please note.

I seem to recall he did say when Bush took over that we'd be at war within a year.

9 posted on 10/04/2010 5:04:31 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: whitedog57

It was well known that there was a possibility that American planes could be used as missiles in a terrorist attack long before 9/11. I remember reading information here at FR and/or on the web about Ramzi Yousef and his diabolical plans for the World Trade Center after the attack in 1993.


10 posted on 10/04/2010 5:04:44 PM PDT by mia
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To: Red in Blue PA
IIRC the Able Danger guys sure tried to get the message out. What exactly was in the memos Sandy Burglar stole???
11 posted on 10/04/2010 5:04:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Able Danger.” was a Bush AND Clinton cover-up. The expose of it cost Curt Waldon his US House seat to Sestak!


12 posted on 10/04/2010 5:06:30 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Red in Blue PA

I remember well when we were all interested in Able Danger and then all of the sudden ... *poof*. What was the Congressman’s name? Weldon?


13 posted on 10/04/2010 5:09:12 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Retired Greyhound

(The) Path to 9/11 is the movie. The version that was finally shown cut several damning scenes out but it still pinned the tail on the donkey (Hannity and others put the scenes on the internet).

There was a plane-based plot over the Pacific that was broken up - I don’t remember how long before 9/11 that was.


14 posted on 10/04/2010 5:09:29 PM PDT by vrwconspiracist (The Tax Man cometh)
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To: mia

“It was well known that there was a possibility that American planes could be used as missiles in a terrorist attack long before 9/11.”

And it was portrayed in the Lone Gunmen television show in March of 2001 as a government consipiracy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rsMG2hHsLo


15 posted on 10/04/2010 5:09:45 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

toothers!


16 posted on 10/04/2010 5:12:45 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: mia

We would NEVER in our wildest IMAGINATIONS have thought anyone would use a jetliner to attack us.

Who said it?


17 posted on 10/04/2010 5:15:12 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Carry_Okie
I seem to recall he did say when Bush took over that we'd be at war within a year.

Clinton said that?

I don't remember it, but he does tend to run his mouth...

18 posted on 10/04/2010 5:15:34 PM PDT by SteamShovel (UTOPIA...Isn't)
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To: Liberty Valance
"I remember well when we were all interested in Able Danger and then all of the sudden ... *poof*. What was the Congressman’s name? Weldon?"

YUP.

Disappeared like a cloud of smoke.

19 posted on 10/04/2010 5:17:56 PM PDT by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 12:14 a.m. EDT

Curt Weldon:

Gorelick Aide Blocked Able Danger Testimony

An aide to former Clinton Justice Department official Jamie Gorelick blocked the 9/11 Commission from hearing bombshell testimony about the findings of the elite Able Danger military intelligence team, Rep. Curt Weldon said late Friday.

“The person who debriefed [Able Danger analyst] Scott Philpot was, in fact, the lead staffer for Jamie Gorelick,” Weldon told the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity & Colmes.” “His name was Dieter Snell.”

Weldon contended: “It was Dieter Snell who did not brief the 9/11 Commission. The 9/11 Commissioners were never briefed on Able Danger.”

Gorelick was the lead Democrat on the 9/11 Commission.

Weldon said Able Danger team members have been “gagged” by the Pentagon and by Defense Intelligence Agency leaders who stand to be embarrassed by their revelations.

“The Defense Intelligence Agency has people who were held over from the previous administration,” he told Fox News. “They were there when [Able Danger] brought forward this information.”

The Pennsylvania Republican said that besides identifying Atta and three other 9/11 hijackers as terrorist threats, Able Danger had warned of the impending attack on the U.S.S. Cole.

“Two weeks before the attack on the U.S.S. Cole,” he told “Hannity & Colmes, “they sensed that something was about to happen in Yemen. Two days before the attack on the Cole - and the arrival of the Cole in harbor - they warned that the ship should not enter the harbor.”

“This information needs to be brought to the public,” Weldon said. “We lost 3,000 people here. This cannot be covered up. This is 3,000 times worse than Watergate.”


20 posted on 10/04/2010 5:22:29 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Communities fight the construction projects: Walmarts, Starbucks and even tree removal.)
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To: evad
Within hours, they had let so much info on the 19 out... I was overwhelmed....I think they had more than Atta in their sights...

We had another problem...Jamie Gorelick and the wall.

21 posted on 10/04/2010 5:23:53 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Red in Blue PA

CNSNews.com staff writer Scott Wheeler reported that a senior U.S. government official and three other sources claimed that the 1995 memo written by Jamie Gorelick, who served as the Clinton Justice Department’s deputy attorney general from 1994 to 1997, created “a roadblock” to the investigation of illegal Chinese donations to the Democratic National Committee. But the picture is much bigger than that. The Gorelick memo, which blocked intelligence agents from sharing information that could have halted the September 11 hijacking plot, was only the mortar in a much larger maze of bureaucratic walls whose creation Gorelick personally oversaw.

http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=12894


22 posted on 10/04/2010 5:25:01 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Communities fight the construction projects: Walmarts, Starbucks and even tree removal.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Posted this a few days ago, The Obama Administration is burning the book, Operation Dark Heart, its a book about Able Danger.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2597167/posts


23 posted on 10/04/2010 5:27:36 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: mia
Operation Bojoinka. That's why no one was surprised when the planes hit the WTC and the list of suspects was quickly narrowed to 1.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/684209/posts

24 posted on 10/04/2010 5:31:08 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Red in Blue PA

Curt Weldon was a staunch supporter of the Able Danger effort and of Tony Shaeffer. And no one will ever convince me that he wasn’t targeted (and ultimately destroyed politically) by the Clinton gang in the 2006 election because of it. Both Clinton and Berger were/are strong supporters of Sestak.


25 posted on 10/04/2010 5:34:18 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: Enchante

It taint going to go away.


26 posted on 10/04/2010 5:34:45 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: RatsDawg

Are they going to burn the 2nd printing too? And the 3rd, 4th, 5th........

The govt is so inept it is not funny.


27 posted on 10/04/2010 5:35:33 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: ichabod1
Actually, I remember reading it in all the information on the web that was available on Ramzi Jousef. I'm not clever enough to have made up the theory, so I must have read it in all the documentation available about Jousef. There was a lot of references available after the 1993 attack. After 9/11 I remember discussing with my family that I read about airplanes being used as missles. I couldn't understand how the fact could have slipped under the radar of our intelligence community.

I'm in no way blaming anybody, especially Bush since he had only been President for eight months. But, I'm sure some information was out there.

28 posted on 10/04/2010 5:37:09 PM PDT by mia
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bttt


29 posted on 10/04/2010 5:37:21 PM PDT by hattend (Like a termite to wood, Obama only wants to destroy - Mark Levin)
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To: vrwconspiracist
There was a plane-based plot over the Pacific that was broken up - I don’t remember how long before 9/11 that was.

That was the plot known as "Bojinka" that included Razmi Youssef, the '93 WTC bomb plotter who got away but was subsequently caught and is in Federal lock up for a long time. It was mid-90's, IIRC.

30 posted on 10/04/2010 5:42:06 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: US Navy Vet

I think you mean Curt Weldon.


31 posted on 10/04/2010 5:46:43 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Nope, just heavily censor them.


32 posted on 10/04/2010 5:47:05 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: Red in Blue PA
"And the 3rd, 4th, 5th........"

It will be known as the Best Seller that no one read/saw.

33 posted on 10/04/2010 5:49:18 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Deaf Smith
It will be known as the Best Seller that no one read/saw.

You think there's maybe one copy still out there, somewhere??

34 posted on 10/04/2010 5:54:24 PM PDT by Jane Long (America, while you were sleeping the Socialists took over.)
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To: NoLibZone
“...Jamie Gorelick blocked the 9/11 Commission ...”

And remember she also erected a wall within the FBI forbidding the criminal agents from sharing info with counterintelligence.

IMO if there is anyone responsible for 9/11, Jamie Gorelict comes closest.

35 posted on 10/04/2010 5:54:48 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Boy I hope that story has legs!!! (not Hillary’s legs, either)...but I do hope it hits Hillary, too.


36 posted on 10/04/2010 5:55:04 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Domestic Church

Yep


37 posted on 10/04/2010 5:57:55 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: CincyRichieRich

Now that obama has been castrated, (politically) more truths will be coming out from Patriots who will not hid anymore. After all, they survived Clinton, Bush and now Obama.


38 posted on 10/04/2010 6:02:07 PM PDT by Dacula (Life is good!)
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To: NonValueAdded
What exactly was in the memos Sandy Burglar stole???

They had to do with the wars in the former Yugoslavia - in order to put down the Serbs, the Clinton Administration helped Jihadists from the Middle East/Pakistan/Afghanistan to come to the Balkan countries to fight on the side of their fellow Muslims. Since then, Jihadists have established beachheads there.

39 posted on 10/04/2010 6:23:42 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: Eagles6

After a little research. . . found it. It was called Operation Bojinka, not Bojoinka. As you said, it was also mentioned at FR after the fact.

The Bojinka plot was a planned large-scale terrorist attack by Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to blow up twelve airliners and their approximately 4,000 passengers as ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Bojinka


40 posted on 10/04/2010 6:29:05 PM PDT by mia
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To: icwhatudo

That Sandy Berger guy?


41 posted on 10/04/2010 6:34:19 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Red in Blue PA

From April 2004:

Oklahoma City, TWA Flight 800, and the Gorelick connection
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1118798/posts


42 posted on 10/04/2010 6:35:22 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: elpadre
"IMO if there is anyone responsible for 9/11, Jamie Gorelict comes closest."

To finally understand what happened you have to keep asking the question, WHY ARE THEY LYING?

If I told you what happened, you wouldn't believe me. Gerald Ford was to the Warren Commission what Jamie Gorelick was to the 9/11 Commission.

History repeats itself

43 posted on 10/04/2010 6:39:19 PM PDT by politicianslie (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sandersp>)
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To: Red in Blue PA

A Congressman (Weldon ?) was talking about this some years ago, even had a blog.

http://www.abledangerblog.com/


44 posted on 10/04/2010 6:45:50 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: NoLibZone
much larger maze of bureaucratic walls whose creation Gorelick personally oversaw.

She then made millions in some position or other in Fanny Mae or Freddy Mac.

45 posted on 10/04/2010 6:50:18 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Red in Blue PA

Shaffer, who was undercover at the time, said there was “stunned silence” at the meeting after he told the executive director of the commission and others that Atta was identified as early as 2000 by “Able Danger.”

“Dr. Philip Zelikow approached me in the corner of the room. ‘What you said today is very important. I need you to get in touch with me as soon as you return from your deployment here in Afghanistan’,” Shaffer said.

Once back in the U.S., Shaffer says he contacted the commission. Without explanation, the commission was no longer interested. An inspector general report by the Department of Defense concluded there was no evidence to support the claims of Shaffer and others. But Fox News has obtained an unredacted copy of the IG report containing the names of witnesses, who backed up Shaffer’s story when contacted for comment.

http://abledangerblog.com/


46 posted on 10/04/2010 7:09:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: politicianslie

Would like to hear your opinion on the matter.


47 posted on 10/04/2010 7:18:57 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Red in Blue PA

Capt. Scott Phillpott, head of the Able Danger program, asks Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer to talk to a representative of CIA Director George Tenet and attempt to convince him that the new Able Danger program is not competing with the CIA. Shaffer later recalls the CIA representative replying, “I clearly understand the difference. I clearly understand. We’re going after the leadership. You guys are going after the body. But, it doesn’t matter. The bottom line is, CIA will never give you the best information from ‘Alex Base’ [the CIA’s covert action element targeting bin Laden] or anywhere else. CIA will never provide that to you because if you were successful in your effort to target al-Qaeda, you will steal our thunder. Therefore, we will not support this.” Shaffer claims that for the duration of Able Danger’s existence, “To my knowledge, and my other colleagues’ knowledge, there was no information ever released to us because CIA chose not to participate in Able Danger.” [GOVERNMENT SECURITY NEWS, 9/2005]

http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=scott_phillpott


48 posted on 10/04/2010 7:19:34 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Red in Blue PA

PROJECT “ABLE DANGER”
 
 
 
By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
August 23, 2005
NewsWithViews.com
Recently, there has been revealing news about the U.S. Army’s Project “Able Danger,” which was established in September 1999 by Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, then head of the Special Operations Command. Schoomaker had previously advised Texas Governor Ann Richards and the FBI regarding what military equipment could be used in the attack upon the Branch Davidians at Waco (a mock-up of the Davidians’ compound was at Fort Hood, Texas, where Schoomaker was an assistant to Gen. Wesley Clark, a Rhodes Scholar named by fellow Rhodes Scholar President Bill Clinton to be military head of NATO). Schoomaker has also advocated joint military training exercises with the Communist Chinese, and on August 1, 2003 President George W. Bush named him Army Chief of Staff.

Able Danger used advanced technology and data analysis to identify and target Al-Qaeda members around the world. Long before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Able Danger identified 9-11 ringleader Mohammed Atta in September 2000 as part of an Al-Qaeda cell in Brooklyn, and eventually 60 members of Al-Qaeda were identified.

Concerning Atta’s background, in November 1998 he and several other terrorists moved into a 4-bedroom apartment in Hamburg, Germany. On February 17 of the next year, German intelligence began tapping suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist Mohammed Haydar Zammar’s phone, and they heard Zammar was at a meeting with Atta. By December 1999, the CIA began to recruit German businessman Mamoun Darkazanli for information because he knew Atta and others of the Hamburg Al-Qaeda terrorist cell.

The next month (January 2000), according to the German intelligence magazine FOCUS (September 24, 2001), the CIA began surveillance of Atta which lasted to May 2000. Christian Elflein and others wrote in the FOCUS article that “U.S. agents followed him (Atta) mainly in the area around Frankfurt am Main and noted that Atta bought large quantities of chemicals for the possible production of explosives....On May 18, 2000 the U.S. Embassy in Berlin gave (Atta) a visa....Strange that the visa application and granting it happened in the period when the (CIA) was still observing the suspicious buying of chemicals by the person (Atta) concerned....Someone from the (German) intelligence service (told) FOCUS: ‘We can no longer exclude the possibility that the Americans wanted to keep an eye on Atta after his entry in the USA.’...German security experts are still stunned about the speed with which the FBI could present the conspirative ties of Atta and his presumed Hamburg accomplices. ‘As (if all it needed was) a push on a button,’ an insider says, ‘As if the Americans for a long time already had loads of info on their computers about the culprits.’”

At this point, it is worth mentioning that Yossef Bodansky (director of the U.S. House of Representatives Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare) in TARGET AMERICA: TERRORISM IN THE U.S. TODAY (1993) referred to a large Islamist network spanning the U.S. including “all the components of a mature terrorist support system (with) safe houses in major cities, weapons, ammunition, money, systems to provide medical and legal aid, false identity papers, and intelligence for the operative.” The point in including this here is to ask how Bodansky would know about all this unless the terrorist network were already being monitored by the federal government?

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:rR634mZzUm8J:www.newswithviews.com/Cuddy/dennis40.htm+project+able+danger&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari


49 posted on 10/04/2010 7:24:06 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: politicianslie

Do tell. Freepmail me if you like.


50 posted on 10/04/2010 7:26:34 PM PDT by Huck (We need the spirit of '76, not the spirit of '87)
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