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Terrorists had a friend in Clinton White House called Robin
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Posted on 09/28/2001 4:18:10 PM PDT by knak

Our Political Bureau

NEW DELHI

MANY functionaries of the United States State Department, who handled South Asia under the Clinton Administration, may have to face embarrassment when the Bush regime gets down to locating the factors that made it easier for terrorists to carry out the September 11 carnage.

These functionaries, it is reliably learnt, ignored the warnings about the activities and intentions of the terrorist groups operating out of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

One of such reports had come from Michael Sheehan, the head of counter-terrorism wing of the State Department. Sheehan’s report also listed the measures that the US should have taken to prevent its homeland security from being breached.

The fact that his recommendations were ignored was one of the reasons why Sheehan left the State Department to take up a job with the United Nations.

Mention is also being made of the notes put up by the former assistant secretary of state for South Asia Karl Inderfurth. He is also believed to have alerted against the looming threat and asked for urgent remedial measures.

These facts are sure to surface once the Bush regime has taken care of its immediate priority: Retaliatory strike against the harbourers of terrorists.

While the aftermath of the terrorist attack has seen partisan quarrels taking the backseat, some uncomfortable questions about the failure to foil the terrorists are sure to be asked when the focus shifts to the domestic preparedness to deal with the threat.

Attention is sure to be focused on the role of Robin Raphel, former assistant secretary of state, in downplaying the threat from Taliban, as the gaze turns inwards.

The diplomat who had upset India by her insensitive remarks over Kashmir, aggressively pushed for staying engaged with the Taliban even when evidence available with the State Department pointed to the futility of winking at the abysmal human rights record and fundamentalist agenda of the clerics ruling from Kabul.

The examination of documents may give a new turn to the debate on whether there was an intelligence failure behind the success of the terrorists.

Sources, who are familiar with the contents of the reports submitted by the counter-terrorism and South Asia desks of the State Department, feel that attacks were perhaps facilitated by the failure to act on the intelligence available with it.


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1 posted on 09/28/2001 4:18:10 PM PDT by knak
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To: knak
Robin Raphel

Would some freepers be so kind as to to enlighten us ignorant folks as her background. Me thinks we're dealing with an idiot hippie jackass Albrighter.
2 posted on 09/28/2001 4:21:48 PM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: knak,To All
This 1995 PBS documentary includes previously unknown videos of the clandestine activities of radical Islamic terrorist groups operating in the United States, and featured interviews with moderate Muslims
and federal counter-terrorism officials speaking for the first time about the magnitude of the threat posed by militant Muslim groups on U.S. soil.

This is a must see PBS video that is 1 hour long but plays thru streaming video on RealPlayer
so you don't have to wait for it to load on your computer.
Pay very close attention to the very begining where the CIA spent 3 BILLION dollars to help Afghanistan to defeat Russia during the 80's and how that defeat gave the terrorists the signal that they could beat
any nation, anywhere (watch and listen to the speech where the terrorists start their worldwide campaign) because they had just beaten Russia.
Also watch the documented evidence gathered in the late 80's of the threat to attacks in the US.


FBI Website
Call the FBI Toll Free at 1-866-483-5137
if you see or hear anything that threatens our national security.

3 posted on 09/28/2001 4:22:17 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: knak
Clinton and his staff prefered to pretend how wonderfull everything was rather than face reality.
4 posted on 09/28/2001 4:22:19 PM PDT by Free the USA
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To: knak
This story is sure to be reported on CNN and the broadcast networks.

Sarcasm off.

5 posted on 09/28/2001 4:22:41 PM PDT by denydenydeny
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To: knak
Thanks for your post. But freepers should be very wary of anyone who leaves the previous administration for the un.
6 posted on 09/28/2001 4:24:30 PM PDT by quimby
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To: knak Nita Nupress Dog Gone Lazamataz Alamo Girl REgistered Oneidam Hugh Akston AM2000 Gracey LBGA
MORE TREASON!
7 posted on 09/28/2001 4:24:39 PM PDT by Cool Guy
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To: Fred Mertz
BUMP
8 posted on 09/28/2001 4:25:09 PM PDT by OKCSubmariner
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To: KantianBurke JohnHuang2 Kattraks Bryan
Also put HalfBright, who kissed that KLA thug in Albania in the mix we have TREASON.
9 posted on 09/28/2001 4:25:56 PM PDT by Cool Guy
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To: OKCSubmariner
Can you LINK your thread that points to middle-east connection in OKC? Thanks.
10 posted on 09/28/2001 4:26:52 PM PDT by Cool Guy
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To: knak
Terrorists had a friend in Clinton White House called Robin

Wow, Batman must be ashamed... Robin selling out to The Joker.

11 posted on 09/28/2001 4:27:08 PM PDT by ambrose
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To: knak



12 posted on 09/28/2001 4:27:51 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Hidy
FYI. TREASON IS STILL THE REASON.
13 posted on 09/28/2001 4:28:15 PM PDT by MamaLucci
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To: knak
The fact that his recommendations were ignored was one of the reasons why Sheehan left the State Department to take up a job with the United Nations.

Clinton's kind of guy.

14 posted on 09/28/2001 4:28:23 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: KantianBurke
or a convenient fall guy
16 posted on 09/28/2001 4:30:26 PM PDT by paul51
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To: Cool Guy
Another SCANDAL by the master of BJ's, swept under the rug...:(
17 posted on 09/28/2001 4:30:44 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: knak
This is for all those people who thought that we were beating a dead horse by inferring that the Clinton's may have been contributed to what happened on September 11th.

HILLARY CLINTON IS A SECURITY THREAT TO AMERICA

18 posted on 09/28/2001 4:30:49 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: KantianBurke
#2: "Robin Raphel"

Or more accurately, "Robin B.J. Raphel"????

19 posted on 09/28/2001 4:32:01 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (The Great Emasculator and the party of the emasculated, WEAKENED America.)
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To: KantianBurke
According to this one source, it looks like she offered the Taliban all kinds of goodies if they would approve the pipeline offer from Unocal.

Tell me more about Unocal, somebody.

20 posted on 09/28/2001 4:32:05 PM PDT by denydenydeny
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