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CIA Officials Reveal What Went Wrong Clinton to Blame
NewsMax | Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001 | Christopher Ruddy

Posted on 09/12/2001 5:13:03 AM PDT by truther

CIA Officials Reveal What Went Wrong – Clinton to Blame

The worst, single most tragic day in the history of America has just passed. Tuesday more Americans likely died than all the casualties of the Battle of Antietam on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1862.

Already the media spin on yesterday's events is relentless.

The talking heads are pushing several themes, including:

* Now is not the time to point fingers at responsible parties in America, i.e., political figures like Clinton or our own security agencies.

* The events of Tuesday are the "worst-case scenario" – the worst is over.

* Osama bin Laden is the culprit.

On these points of spin, the first one is baloney. Of course we need to find why our security failed. This is basic.

And unless the big media are consulting a psychic better than the one I use, no one knows what the future days, weeks and months may yield. This is not the worst-case scenario. A worst-case scenario is a 25-megaton nuclear bomb detonated in New York or a full-scale attack against the U.S.! These should not be ruled out.

These dangers can be avoided, we pray, but only if we stop listening to the media idiots that feed us a diet of blow-dried nonsense. Is Katie Couric going to say how bad she feels for the terrorists who were driven to these cowardly acts?

It is the big media and the hack politicians that led us to this nightmarish day.

Smart to Examine Who Failed Us

We are Amercans, so let's get our feet back on the ground and use common sense.

The media say we shouldn't point fingers. (Funny, isn't it, how the media have spent 30 years pointing fingers at Richard Nixon for his alleged crimes, but when one of their liberal favorites is due for some blame, they feed us the mantras like "Let's move on!" and "No time to point fingers!")

Common sense, in fact, dictates that we need to critically examine the people who are to blame for this incident, both the perpetrators (and if you believe Osama bin Laden was the major mastermind behind this, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I want to sell you) and the people we pay to protect us – that is, our national security agencies.

Without question, these agencies failed miserably in preventing this sophisticated, wide-scale and coordinated attack against America.

Intelligence Agencies Failed Miserably

Tuesday I received an e-mail from a recently retired high-ranking CIA official. I will identify him as "Harry":
Here's what Harry said:

"... Reacting effectively and justly to this [attack] makes us hugely dependent on intell [intelligence] capabilities that failed us miserably. This is an enormous liability, which we shall not be able to fix before we have to react. Payback time for the last eight years!"

He continued: "There were clearly enormous failures here. This operation was ingenious in its simplicity, which would have limited the size (number of people, actions) of the operation and hence detectability. But it could not have been that small for at least a dozen men to hijack four carefully chosen aircraft (routes, fuel load) with carefully coordinated timing. And to get through security with knives big enough to subdue four relatively large crews. If the intell and security systems claim that this challenge is simply too hard for them, they have to be replaced, root and branch. Because this challenge is the challenge. It is now pretty self-evident that claims of reform and adjustment [at the intelligence agencies] to new realities that we've heard over the past eight years or so are hollow."

Of course, it's obvious why the media doesn't want any finger pointing.

Guess who ran the U.S. government and was responsible for our national security for the past eight years? Yes, you got it,

Clinton Responsible for Unpreparedness

The Clintons were supported vociferously by the media through the worst imaginable scandals.

During that time I was one of the lead reporters opposing the Clintons. I was mocked and vilified by my colleagues for doing so. I said throughout that period that Bill Clinton's personal corruption was wholesale and mirrored how he was corrupting America's national security.

I wrote articles and said repeatedly that America, sadly, may end up paying a heavy price for Bill Clinton and the major media's complicity.

I don't believe the worst has passed with the incidents of today.

We remain vulnerable and weak.

Brutally, we witnessed our weakness today.

During eight years, Clinton decimated America's military. Our forces were cut almost in half under his stewardship. Research and development on all new weapons systems were brought almost to a halt as other nations continued to build. Clinton destroyed nearly our entire arsenal of tactical nuclear weapons. Monsters like Saddam flourished as Clinton bombed aspirin factories, tent cities in Afghanistan and worthless radar stations in the Iraqi desert.

These are open facts, easily verifiable.

Clinton, the Ever-Clever Bastard

But Clinton, the ever-clever bastard, was more insidious. Little, systematic changes were undertaken to destroy America's intelligence agencies.

Let me explain. A regular NewsMax reader, "Roger," was a CIA spy in the Mideast.

I met him almost two years ago. Roger wanted to tell me why a gung-ho American quit the CIA in disgust. Roger said the CIA was not interested in recruiting spies.

Clinton and company knew they could not just tell the CIA to stop recruiting spies. That would look stupid and embarrassing.

So they just changed the rules of how spies are recruited, raising the bar on requirements to such a high degree that the most valuable spies could never meet CIA standards and couldn't work for us.

Previously, I wrote how Clinton effectively stopped the recruitment of Chinese nationals by demanding that only high-ranking embassy officials could be recruited – knowing this is almost impossible.

Roger told me that. Roger reminded me again of this today. He noted that Clinton policies reached their zenith under CIA Director John Deutch and his top assistant, Nora Slatkin. The pair ran Clinton's CIA in the mid-1990s and implemented a "human rights scrub" policy.

Here's how Roger described it in an e-mail Tuesday evening: "Deutch and Nora, Clinton's anti-intelligence plants, implemented a universal 'human rights scrub' of all assets, virtually shutting down operations for 6 months to a year. This was after something happened in Central America (there was an American woman involved who was the common law wife of a commie who went missing there) that got a lot of bad press for the agency.

"After that, each asset had to be certified as being 'clean for human rights violations.'

"What this did was to put off limits, in effect, terrorists, criminals, and anyone else who would have info on these kinds of people."

Roger says the CIA, even under new leadership, has never recovered from the "Human Rights Scrub" policy.

Perhaps that was the intention.

But we, the American people, Congress, and honest media need to examine all of these issues, now and quickly. If we don't, we risk even more grave dangers than those that we just lived through.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; 911commission; cia; clinton
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1 posted on 09/12/2001 5:13:03 AM PDT by truther
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To: truther
BUMP!
2 posted on 09/12/2001 5:16:09 AM PDT by krodriguesdc
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To: themightysrc
Well, obviously there was a serious intelligence failure, whoever is responsible. "Waiting" reported on Capitol Grilling yesterday that an intel source had told him (her?) that the FBI was informed of the strikes, with the cities, the day before yesterday.
4 posted on 09/12/2001 5:24:31 AM PDT by aristeides (demosthenes@olg.com)
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To: themightysrc
All of his fault? No. Partly his fault? You betcha, think this author is the only one watching this happen over the years? Get Real, Slick Willie the scumbag, left us decimated in more than one or two ways.
5 posted on 09/12/2001 5:24:34 AM PDT by morque2001
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To: themightysrc
Of course it is not all Clinton's fault. However, he contributed mightily via his manifold emasculations of our national security!

I worked in military intel from 1992 through 1995. Bill Clinton cut our budgets and manpower heavily every year, and gave those resources to HUD and other "touchy feely" agencies. Real intel capabilities walked out the door, some of which could have helped to thwart this attack.

6 posted on 09/12/2001 5:25:09 AM PDT by jpthomas
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To: truther, ChaseR, ALOHA RONNIE, Mercuria, Fabian, Hangfire, Ouroboros
Big Bump.....I was watching Powell this am and it suddenly dawned on me that the reason they haven't declared war is because they already don't have the authority. WE ARE IN A ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT now. They want to involve the 'world' in it's decision. Probably because we don't have the capability on our own now or something. But I realized what Powell was saying was, let's see what 'the world' thinks. Sovereignty? Hah!
7 posted on 09/12/2001 5:27:45 AM PDT by abigail2
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To: truther
One of my Senators, Jim Inhofe, was quite blunt in stating that our intelligence capabilities and defenses were substantially down from ten years ago due to lack of funding and the cut backs in the military. Though he didn't name names, the implications is obvious.

On a new line, did any of you get to hear the President's address from the oval office last night? I did and was touched when he quoted that passage from the 23rd psalm. Later I was surfing and caught the same speech on the Communist News Network. Paused to listen and they cut the speech off right when he was going to quote from the Bible!! Why am I not surprised? I wonder if some in the same group who felt "disenfranchised" when Franklin Graham prayed in the Name of Jesus had a hand in this?

8 posted on 09/12/2001 5:27:45 AM PDT by tal hajus
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To: truther, themightysrc
The Clinton's turned the CIA, the FBI, FEMA, and every Federal Agency - including our military - into POLITICAL MACHINE PARTS - whose sole purpose was not to protect and defend America and Americans - but to further their goals of attaining and expanding their POWER!!!!!

They were elected in 1992 and 1996 primarily because of Chinese Communists funds (through their agent the Riady's in 92 and through massive infusion of funds as has been well documented here on FR in 1996).

The Chinese got what they paid for! A weakened America!

Clinton's treacheries and betrayals left our intelligence capabilities decimated and our military frighteningly weak compared to that which he inherited in 1992.

The Clintons became friends with Jerry Adams of Sein Fein and Yasser Arafat of the PLO and with the Moslem Albanian Terrorists. They were friends with all of the world's communist "terrorists" leaders. That is because the Clinton's are/were a CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION with terrorist tactics (used often against their enemies in this country - and, in Yugoslavia - abroad).

Yes, the Clinton's and their DNC communist/socialist comrades are to blame for what happened and they are to blame for the restrictions that President Bush and the military now face in reacting rightly to this terrorist attack on our country. President Bush has only had 9 months to begin the rebuilding, cleaning out process. That is not enough time to give us the tools we need - and our enemies - who had been coddled and nurtured by the Clintons - KNEW IT!!!!!!

I cannot tolerate one second of seeing the traitorous face of Hillary Clinton and her Demoratic toadies in the midst of this heinous attack news coverage. She should be under arrest and sitting in a jail cell - along with Bubba.

9 posted on 09/12/2001 5:31:01 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: truther
As much as I despise Clinton and sorrow over what occured under his 'regime', I'm not going to focus on Clinton. I want to go after the bastards that took advantage and killed Americans!

After we exact our revenge, nullify our enemies, then we will turn to purging our Nation of those who sympathize with our enemies.

11 posted on 09/12/2001 5:40:11 AM PDT by SmartEnough
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To: truther
There is blood on the hands of West Virginia Senator Robert Bird.

He had the power to eliminate the TRIMPOTUS Clinton and chose to overlook the crimes for the good of his Democratic party.

His failure to lead at the critical juncture resulted in the events of 911.

12 posted on 09/12/2001 5:42:08 AM PDT by bert
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To: truther
I'm just tired of both Clintons and want them to leave the limelight. When Hillary got up to speak yesterday, my nerves went on end. I don't blame them for this because frankly I would rather not even think about them. Everything in the world was all about Bill the past 8 years. This is not about Bill and I am not going to give him the honor of insinuating that it is. Satan and those who serve Satan are responsible for this and he and his minions will all have an eternity to pay for it.
13 posted on 09/12/2001 5:49:21 AM PDT by DittoJed2
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To: SmartEnough
As much as I despise Clinton and sorrow over what occured under his 'regime', I'm not going to focus on Clinton

Amen to that. First things first. Let's win the war, then worry about writing the history later.
14 posted on 09/12/2001 5:52:22 AM PDT by wretchard
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To: themightysrc
"I'm sorry for what happened yesterday, but I think you've completely lost it if you think this is all Clinton's fault."

I doubt if anyone here would seriously suggest that the events of yesterday were "ALL" Clinton's fault; however, his eight year-long efforts to weaken and defund security and intelligence and weaken, politicize, and defund the military must surely bare a large share of the blame. How could anyone argue otherwise?

15 posted on 09/12/2001 5:54:40 AM PDT by Irene Adler
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To: Queen Elizabeth of Iowa
Is it "bare" or "bear"? I honestly can't think straight, today.
16 posted on 09/12/2001 5:56:59 AM PDT by Irene Adler
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To: DittoJed2
Lucky you being able to forget about scambugs so easily! Not me, not big part of Americans. The country's still suffering, and obviously will pay high for the brothel (and it's NOT ABOUT SEX!) clintons left. And the hilly-b**ch still continues to operate!
17 posted on 09/12/2001 6:00:27 AM PDT by truther
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To: truther
Looks like the Clinton reputation-damage-control group is out in force on FR, today.
18 posted on 09/12/2001 6:01:29 AM PDT by Irene Adler
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To: themightysrc
The terrorist could have been taken out after the first WTC bombing. That's how he is responsible.
19 posted on 09/12/2001 6:14:45 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: abigail2
These two posts - hit the nail on the head!
"I worked in military intel from 1992 through 1995. Bill Clinton cut our budgets and manpower heavily every year, and gave those resources to HUD and other "touchy feely" agencies. Real intel capabilities walked out the door, some of which could have helped to thwart this attack."

"One of my Senators, Jim Inhofe, was quite blunt in stating that our intelligence capabilities and defenses were substantially down from ten years ago due to lack of funding and the cut backs in the military. Though he didn't name names, the implications is obvious."

20 posted on 09/12/2001 6:16:38 AM PDT by ChaseR
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