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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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To: Terriergal
If I had made the post a single issue of correct spelling I'd agree with ya 100 %. Your post correcting , scolding me in singular fashion is a bigger waste of bandwidth as that's all you had to offer.

The correct spelling BTW is on The FBI Most wanted site and the threat briefings I recieve from goobermint sources missy. Value your opinion when ya have one , but add something substantial or keep yer yap closed when aimed at me. My last to ya , have a nice day.

81 posted on 09/12/2001 11:01:14 AM PDT by Squantos
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To: Dick Bachert,Matchett-PI, B Ireland
Looks like 25,000 to 30,000, maybe more, Dick.

And Jan, sweetie, try to remain calm. Whack-the-wog down at the 7-11 if you have to, but chill-out.

I no longer give a rats-ass about Islam! It is a Pig-Religion, and they're killing Americans. They're waging war on us. I'll wage back.

Guess I'll be driving for a while....FRegards

82 posted on 09/12/2001 8:00:04 PM PDT by gonzo
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To: themightysrc
Who was the sole military and/or defense person that alienated us from Afghanistan against the advice and wishes of all the military by ordering missiles to attack an aspirin factory? Read "The Missiles of August" by Seymour Hersh, in the Atlantic Monthly if you want to know. While we had helped Afghanistan fight the Russians, who used pulsed phase magnetic waves to kill Afghanis in their tanks by destroying their nervous system impulses, they had welcomed Osama's money, but were willing to listen to us until BC appeared on the scene. His administration, working through Albright's State Dep't., also insisted, against the DOD, that the Cole be put in harm's way in order to create "good will" in the Mid East, rather than pursue that as their designated purview . My regret is that he was not at the top of the WTC in his chosen office, rather than in Australia, but hopefully some Aussies who did not give up their guns will pick him off.
83 posted on 09/12/2001 9:46:49 PM PDT by boltfromblue
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To: Alamo-Girl
Good reminders, of the evidence against the Clinton regime, Alamo girl. His minions are still left over in the State Dep't. I gather.
84 posted on 09/12/2001 10:01:36 PM PDT by boltfromblue
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To: irgbar-man
From the night of November 3, 1993, upon news of X42's victory, I felt the hollow dread in my gut.

Me too, Before he got elecred, I told every stinking liberal around here that the economy would go to the dogs shortly after he left. I knew then that the military would be the first thing he sacrificed to further his agenda. No, I do not "feel" good about being vindicated. I have nothing but a silent stare for every Liberal POS that asked me, with a sneer, "Who is going to attack us?". Indeed.

85 posted on 09/13/2001 4:23:56 AM PDT by morque2001
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To: truther,abagail2,reformjoy,goldilucky,Landru,ChaseR,Snow Bunny
...The Enemy is now Within ...And it is the CLINTONS...
86 posted on 09/13/2001 5:52:17 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: truther
Thank God, for people like Chris Ruddy who have the ability to see beyond the news of today, and who can still add two plus two and come up with four. Eight years of treason from the Clinton administration, along with the lying compliance of the news media, and some of us still have to ask why September llth happened? Unbelievable!
87 posted on 09/13/2001 6:13:13 AM PDT by swampfox98
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To: truther
Bump
88 posted on 09/13/2001 6:26:36 AM PDT by Greatgrandma
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
It's always been the Clintons; and I do believe all peoples but the thickest, most ardent agitaters on the Left are awakening to a new day of awareness beyond their wildest imagination, & darkest nightmare.
90 posted on 09/13/2001 7:21:56 AM PDT by Landru
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To: Queen Elizabeth of Iowa
This is for much later; after this dust settles. Could someone who is a techno-file librarian geek look up who worked for this man Church? I am a lurker (Grand Deluxe Model). Please let me know. Baker was commenting on this Church guy less than 2 hours after collapse of the building.
91 posted on 09/13/2001 8:06:50 AM PDT by Dryman (Iraqafghanistan2=glassparkinglot)
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To: Dick Bachert
I almost wish I had cable just to have watched that exchange between Woodruff and Clancy.
92 posted on 09/13/2001 8:13:20 AM PDT by ExiledinMD
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To: Lucky2
Also here!
93 posted on 09/13/2001 8:32:34 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: ExiledinMD
Clancy stuffed it right up Woodruff's and CNN's respective CLYMERS.

It was a thing of beauty -- and LOONNNNGGGGGG overdue!

Gee, wonder why we haven't heard from Ted and Jane...?

Suppose they're holed up on the ranch?

94 posted on 09/13/2001 8:38:56 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: truther,Landru,goldilucky,reformjoy,Snow Bunny,onyx,JMJ333,miss print
NEVER FORGET

...See follow-up Article on.. www.Newsmax.com ..titled...

'CIA Official Confirms Ruddy Terror Exclusive'

...4-The Enemy is now Within...

...The Was has Come Home...

...and it is the CLINTONS.

NEVER FORGET

95 posted on 09/13/2001 8:45:32 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Sarge?

We're going to pay, & pay & pay for that one for a very, long, time.

I could scream.

96 posted on 09/13/2001 3:01:05 PM PDT by Landru
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To: dead culture watch,spald,David Lane,djreece,river rat,Entropy Squared,jobshopper,537 Votes,
This post really needs to be bumped, and flagged for others- I have used some of those mass emailers I occasionally post to send links to this story to many papers, letters to editors, and opinion makers- in the hopes that more of the public will read this, and learn...
97 posted on 09/13/2001 4:23:57 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe

98 posted on 09/13/2001 5:36:02 PM PDT by Mary's Child
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
"..The Enemy is now Within ...And it is the CLINTONS..." You better believe that the Clintons were behind this. I heard that there was 1.6 billion (or trillion) in a fund paid into by American taxpayers which turned up missing around the time of the Clinton era.

All I can say is that Clinton brought this war upon us for the sake of covering himself for indictments and treason! As Hillary Clinton says "Hell To Pay" to the American people, let's see who's going to paying hell.

Those terrorists responsible had to be trained to fly and paid for their time. Also, the fact that they left suicide notes and pilot training manuals written in Arabic and then died in the blast for the purpose of covering up their identities in the blast is laughable. Where did they get the money to fund this act? An act of war like this has a price both in money and in human causalities.

I heard you on Bob Dornan today, Aloha Ronnie while I was helping a friend clean up their boat.

99 posted on 09/13/2001 6:28:55 PM PDT by goldilucky
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To: backhoe
If anyone really blame on some Camel chasing "sheik" about this attack - you're mistaken. First to blame on "RELIGION" Religion is the one teach, brainwash, give thought to individuals - they lives is worthless without God, Allah, etc. There are EVIL people, but "If" there would not be followers (religious, liberal, addicted people) those EVIL people would not have the power. Look: Hitler, Stalin, Mao - they begin they careers with major destruction. They are teaching on university. Unfortunetelly not as "an evil" tension but as a workable action against public resistance. Liberals' tools to carry on they manifesto. In present case could be very much - make America a police state and be able to confiscate all private arms. I would look for those who mastermined the all act - in America. They had the knowledge, coordinate, timing. Those who carry through or finished it, yes; they were religious, braiwashed Muslims. But this "All act" came from a big timer, from a leader. The worst part I'm a fear; being in or near a high-rise building, because act like that will teach those little guys the so-called terrorists and they might try it too.
100 posted on 09/13/2001 6:40:40 PM PDT by brother steve
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