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An Explosive New 9/11 Charge
Daily Beast ^ | August 11, 2011 | Phillip Shenon

Posted on 08/12/2011 5:09:05 AM PDT by lbryce

In a new documentary, former national-security aide Richard Clarke suggests the CIA tried to recruit 9/11 hijackers—then covered it up. Philip Shenon on George Tenet’s denial.

With the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks only a month away, former CIA Director George Tenet and two former top aides are fighting back hard against allegations that they engaged in a massive cover-up in 2000 and 2001 to hide intelligence from the White House and the FBI that might have prevented the attacks.

The source of the explosive, unproved allegations is a man who once considered Tenet a close friend: former White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke, who makes the charges against Tenet and the CIA in an interview for a radio documentary timed to the 10th anniversary next month. Portions of the Clarke interview were made available to The Daily Beast by the producers of the documentary.

In the interview for the documentary, Clarke offers an incendiary theory that, if true, would rewrite the history of the 9/11 attacks, suggesting that the CIA intentionally withheld information from the White House and FBI in 2000 and 2001 that two Saudi-born terrorists were on U.S. soil—terrorists who went on to become suicide hijackers on 9/11.

Richard A. Clarke in 2010., Markus Schreiber / AP Photo

Clarke speculates—and readily admits he cannot prove—that the CIA withheld the information because the agency had been trying to recruit the terrorists, while they were living in Southern California under their own names, to work as CIA agents inside Al Qaeda. After the recruitment effort went sour, senior CIA officers continued to withhold the information from the White House for fear they would be accused of “malfeasance and misfeasance,” Clarke suggests.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; 911conspiracy; cia; conspiracy; conspiracytheory; tenthanniversary
Michael Moore's done another mockumentary?
1 posted on 08/12/2011 5:09:07 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Richard Clarke....his picture should be under the fake words loser-burger.

So okay, we can write books based on speculation now?

First, I hope it’s considered fiction. Second, even if true....so the CIA tried to recruit people who could speak both Arabic and English? It’s not unheard of. This is the Clarke nothing-body trying to be somebody again.


2 posted on 08/12/2011 5:13:12 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/201102/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: lbryce
BS!
3 posted on 08/12/2011 5:13:50 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: lbryce
Richard A. Clarke. Stopped reading right there. Anything he has to say is probably a lie.
4 posted on 08/12/2011 5:15:32 AM PDT by McGruff (a Sarah Palin supporter and proud of it.)
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To: lbryce

I speculate that Clark abuses his wife and tortures small dogs.


5 posted on 08/12/2011 5:19:45 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: lbryce

What a loser.


6 posted on 08/12/2011 5:22:26 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: lbryce

What a misleading opening sentence!


7 posted on 08/12/2011 5:23:17 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: lbryce
...CIA Director George Tenet and two former top aides are fighting back hard against allegations that they engaged in a massive cover-up in 2000 and 2001 to hide intelligence from the White House and the FBI that might have prevented the attacks.

Whoa, there.

Does anyone recall the Gorelick memo?

It was Jamie Gorelick, who wrote the policy which stovepiped information from intelligence agencies and LEOs and prevented cross-checking and information sharing between agencies. (Probably to keep a bunch of the Clinton's deals under wraps).

Later she sat on the 9/11 commission (!), likely to find ways to quash or discredit any information which would have held the Clintons and others culpable in the attacks.

I see this as just another poke at the Bush WH, when the policies were put in place by the former occupants.

8 posted on 08/12/2011 5:26:06 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: lbryce

Clark is a egotistical weasel ... he’s managed to milk 9/11 for nearly the last ten years. He appears on ABC frequently in some sort of security consultant role. Early on he bashed the Bush administration concerning 9/11 ... mostly because Condoliza Rice was in the process of lessening his advisory role to the WH ... a position he held during the Clinton era.


9 posted on 08/12/2011 5:26:24 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: McGruff

Ditto.


10 posted on 08/12/2011 5:27:43 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: lbryce

So the Clinton administration tried to recruit these guys?


11 posted on 08/12/2011 5:27:47 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: lbryce
CIA ... allegations that they engaged in a massive cover-up in 2000 and 2001 to hide intelligence from the White House and the FBI ... .

OK, Clarke is a loon, but it may be interesting to see how his fellow loons on the left handle this paradigm shift. What are they going to chant if it can be shown that Bush *didn't* know and it *wasn't* Bush's fault?!

All sarcasm aside, Clarke is a loon.

12 posted on 08/12/2011 5:27:56 AM PDT by mellow velo
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To: lbryce

A Summary of Richard Clarke:

“Clarke speculates—and readily admits he cannot prove...”


13 posted on 08/12/2011 5:28:56 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: lbryce

Time for someone to cue up the “Aw, not this shit again” photo.

And 3-2-1.....


14 posted on 08/12/2011 5:35:18 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: lbryce
"...suggests the CIA tried to recruit 9/11 hijackers... Clarke offers an incendiary theory that, if true..."

Ha, I can suggest anything, I can offer up theories all day long. Doesn't mean I'm not full of ... (just ask my wife!). This guy is selling something, puffing himself up. He's got an agenda. Throwing out unfounded, unsupported allegations is cheap. All he and his cohorts are doing is making the CIA defend themselves from ridiculous, but hard to completely disprove claims. Hard to prove a negative unless you open up the books on all the CIAs activities at the time and say "see, nothing in there about these jerk offs!" Even then, many will claim the CIA destroyed the records...

Hey, Clarke, you stop cheating on your wife yet? Sure, you claim you never have but... How's it feel with the shoe on the other foot so-to-speak?

16 posted on 08/12/2011 5:44:50 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Yes, Gorelick removed with approval of those at probably the highest level the ability of the agencies to talk to one another. It was a Wall not allowed to be penetrated. (imho) the agencies tried as best as was possible with the WALL in place to circumvent. The agencies failed, because of the Wall. The commission reminded me of the Warren commission, complete cover-up. Sorry Joe, did not mean for this to turn into a rant. My apology. Happy to see you remember.
17 posted on 08/12/2011 5:47:07 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: lbryce
I am not sure I believe this claim, but it would not surprise me if the CIA withheld information from President Bush, especially in the hunt for OBL.
18 posted on 08/12/2011 5:49:45 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: lbryce

Former national-security aide Richard Clarke...
Wasn’t he found in a closet with Bill Clinton’s panties on his head?


19 posted on 08/12/2011 5:51:57 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (By God, we will not squander what has been given us!)
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To: lbryce
...2000 and 2001 that two Saudi-born terrorists were on U.S. soil>>>

Duh! They were taking flying lessons!...

not landing lessons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20 posted on 08/12/2011 5:53:50 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lbryce

btt


21 posted on 08/12/2011 5:57:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: no-to-illegals
Rant on FRiend! (8^D)

This needs to be shouted from the rooftops!

The MSM and the Dems count on short attention spans and shorter memories. Otherwise, their BS won't fly.

22 posted on 08/12/2011 6:00:18 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Able Danger. Flushed down the memory hole.

Of course, if you say this needs "investigation", then you are automatically branded a "Truther" which effectively ends all debate.

23 posted on 08/12/2011 6:02:44 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: lbryce

yeah, like revisiting 9-11 troofer theory is really going to be the deciding factor in this election.


24 posted on 08/12/2011 6:05:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Smokin' Joe
Short attention spans? It's worse than that. Imagine how such a conversation would go...

Me: "Wow... this Able Danger stuff looks damning. This should be investigated to see who knew what in our government in regards to 9/11."

Them: "Oh you're just one of those Alex Jones Tr00fers who think the FBI blew up the Pentagon! You and that Ron Paul libertardian! Tin foil too tight?"

Me: "Well... No. But..."

Them: "'But' nothing... I bet you don't even believe we put a man on Mars!!!"

Me: :-|

It's happened more than once. Even here on FR. And yes, it has the feeling of a well run psy-ops campaign to keep any real data from being seriously considered.

25 posted on 08/12/2011 6:07:54 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: lbryce

Thank you!!


26 posted on 08/12/2011 6:08:07 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: lbryce
If you have listened to this guy at all over the years, he has made it his job to attribute blame to everyone else.

And he believes he is the only one who knew everything that was going on.

I think an objective analysis of the situation would show he was a single point of failure, one broken link in this chain of defense. IMO, he and anyone who hired or supervised him bears a great deal of the blame. Certainly criminal incompetence.

27 posted on 08/12/2011 6:12:06 AM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: lbryce

Richard Clarke is a self-serving opportunist and proven liar.

End of story.


28 posted on 08/12/2011 6:17:25 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Smokin' Joe
The Gorelick memo was probably written to cover up for Sec of Energy Hazel O’Leary and her meeting with Marc Rich and others as they put together the Oil for Food program.

The OFF program and the smuggling of Iraqi oil was used to manipulate the world price of oil.

Control the price of oil, and you can control the world economy.

In 1999 the price of oil was driven so low the oil producing countries around the world were running out of money thus triggering a recession.

The recession Bush inherited from Clinton was an orchestrated recession.

The 9/11 terrorist attack was an attack against the US economy.

The exact same thing happened with the first WTC bombing in 1993.

That was an attack against the economy and it was preceded by an orchestrated recession.

The terrorist attack that was planned for NYC’s subway system, stopped in 2009, would have been an attack against the economy and that too was preceded by an orchestrated recession.

Once is a coincidence. Twice is suspect. Three times is planned.

29 posted on 08/12/2011 6:29:57 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Dead Corpse

Did you understand how Able Danger worked and why the Clinton’s had to get rid of it?


30 posted on 08/12/2011 6:35:48 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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31 posted on 08/12/2011 6:38:05 AM PDT by Doofer ("If debt is the problem, how is more debt the solution"?)
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To: lbryce

If anyone had the brains to read up on the planning of 9/11 long before it took place this crap would be ignored.


32 posted on 08/12/2011 6:41:07 AM PDT by angcat (RUN SARAH RUN!)
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To: Never on my watch
an objective analysis of the situation would show he was a single point of failure

I agree with your assessment of Clark. There are countless others who deserve the same assessment. Objective analysis has been lacking for decades, thus all of us are caught up in this matrix to never witness any analysis objectively analyzed. There is a reason for the matrix of lies the public is constantly fed. Confusion is only one objective on a battlefield, by each opposing commander. Another objective is to win. Competing forces with competing ideas. Both commanders want suppression, with the thoughts implemented each commander believes. One commander normally wins, or a stalemate is declared, where once more the forces come out for renewed battle, once both sides have healed. Makes one know, battles never really end, and also lends credence to the thought, in the world of today there will be no winners except for the few. America's Founders gave to the world something the tyrants disdain. For in the tyrants world where the tyrants rule, there are far fewer winners. I thank those who came before us, I pray we can keep what the Founders gave us for the battle is always before each of us. At least, in this country, the people will decide.

33 posted on 08/12/2011 6:41:58 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: lbryce

I thought Barry O was CIA too.


34 posted on 08/12/2011 6:49:43 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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if God doesn’t decide first.


35 posted on 08/12/2011 6:50:10 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Right. And what documents did Sandy Berger have in his pants? I think it is safe to say he was protecting the Clintonistas and not President Bush or the CIA.

It would not surprise me if the CIA was working to infiltrate jihadists after the first attempt to bring down the towers with a truck bomb. In fact, I would be disappointed if all our agencies were not trying to infiltrate the jihadist cells in the US and abroad given they pulled off the first terrorist attack on the twin towers.


36 posted on 08/12/2011 6:56:50 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: lbryce

I find it far more “explosive” that 4 of the future hijackers were on expired visas when stopped for speeding tickets - all in cities with “sanctuary” policies on checking immigration status...so were released with mere citations. If Arizona’s SB1070 were in effect nationwide, Mohammed Atta himself would have been in Federal custody on Sept 11, 2001.


37 posted on 08/12/2011 7:17:35 AM PDT by montag813
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To: lbryce

It’s Obama’s fault!


38 posted on 08/12/2011 7:24:21 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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To: IMR 4350

Yep...


39 posted on 08/12/2011 7:26:57 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: lbryce
there is one word that Clark will never find in his biography - truthfulness!! his public life has been a string of lies and distortions.
40 posted on 08/12/2011 7:28:16 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: listenhillary
I speculate that Clark abuses his wife and tortures small dogs.

When he's not on the 'Net...

41 posted on 08/12/2011 7:54:04 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: Dead Corpse
Too many people, including a large number on FR, simply do not want to believe the radical left, which the Clinton's were part of, would ally themselves with muslim terrorist as a path to absolute power.

They have convinced themselves the radical left is somehow different in this country than in other countries, and there is a line the radical left in this country will not cross.

They honestly believe the same people that advocated the extermination of 25 million American citizens that couldn't be “reeducated”, wouldn't kill a few thousand.

Even people that will admit the radical left would ally themselves with muslin terrorist, will not admit the Clinton's are part of the radical left.

42 posted on 08/12/2011 8:01:15 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks lbryce.

Ron Paul / Charlie Sheen ping.


43 posted on 08/12/2011 8:02:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: IMR 4350
Letting/encouraging things to happen to raise the clamor of the populace to cement control is older than Rome.

"Never let a crisis go to waste" or words to the effect. "You are either with us, or against us." Even if that means taking a trip over the falls in the same whiskey barrel as everyone else...

44 posted on 08/12/2011 8:06:13 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: Dead Corpse
Several years ago the Bush administration translated, declassified, and made public some of the al Quaeda docs that had been recovered in Afghanistan.

One of these docs was a letter from UBL to Mullaha Omar.

It was listed as doc # AFGP-2002-600321 in the CTC at West Point, Harmony database.

In the doc UBL made a passing statement to the effect “the news is 90% of the preparation for the battle”.

If you have a small scale attack such as a single suicide bomber, you can carry out the attack based on what is in the news.

For a large scale attack such as 9/11 you can't, you have to orchestrate the news for it.

There is only one group of people in this country that can orchestrate the news over an extended time period, and that is the left.

Since news stories are being orchestrated prior to the attacks, there is a pattern to the attacks.

That's why they had to get rid of Able Danger.

Able Danger picked up patterns.

Once you have the pattern, then you can put a face and name to who it is creating the pattern.

45 posted on 08/12/2011 8:31:27 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

Yep. That is my understanding of it as well. “Problem, reaction, solution” takes care of the rest.


46 posted on 08/12/2011 9:10:23 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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