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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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 20010911; 911; clinton; inderfurth; karlinderfurth; michaelsheehan; raphel; robinraphel; sheehan
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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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To: knak
Here are the facts boys & girls, clinton* and crew have been selling our country down the pike since BEFORE he went to the POTUS office. More will be coming out if the shovel is inserted deep enough and in the right areas.
21 posted on 09/28/2001 4:32:07 PM PDT by Khurkris
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To: RoseofTexas
Another SCANDAL by the master of BJ's, swept under the rug...

...and rinsed down the sink.

22 posted on 09/28/2001 4:32:21 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: KantianBurke
God, can you imagine if this would have happened earlier? A Clinton/Gore/Albright/Reno team. Who else was there?
24 posted on 09/28/2001 4:32:50 PM PDT by The Raven
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To: knak
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.

Only embarrassment? Maybe some firings or perhaps some indictments instead?

26 posted on 09/28/2001 4:34:31 PM PDT by hattend
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To: knak
Bubba's legacy gift to America, the legacy of FEAR in our nation. BASTARD! I HOPE HE AND HITLERY ROT IN HELL!!
27 posted on 09/28/2001 4:34:34 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: knak
I spent a very cold February being taught foreign policy by a guy named Michael Sheehan. I wonder if it is the same guy.

He was the person that taught me that what is in a news story is not nearly as important as what is not.

28 posted on 09/28/2001 4:35:11 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: knak CommiesOUT BootHill
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.

A reward for loyalty to the cause?

29 posted on 09/28/2001 4:35:27 PM PDT by Carry_Okie
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To: KantianBurke
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.

I think you may be right.....wish I had some info on this traitor......anyone out there know?

30 posted on 09/28/2001 4:37:48 PM PDT by KLT
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To: Free the USA
Isn't that how liberals are? Especially the ones who drink coffee at Starbucks and wear sandals. Completely oblivious.
31 posted on 09/28/2001 4:38:27 PM PDT by Benrand
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To: buccaneer81
It's ironic she's standing next to the flag, I'm surprised it didn't blow up in her ugly face!
32 posted on 09/28/2001 4:39:06 PM PDT by KLT
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To: knak
Might any of this stuff have been on any of the LAPTOPS which were stolen from the State Dept. last year? Now THAT would be something of a 'co-inkidink' wouldn't it?
33 posted on 09/28/2001 4:39:37 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: knak
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!
34 posted on 09/28/2001 4:39:43 PM PDT by Two Thirds Vote Aye
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To: KantianBurke
This is interesting:

FEBRUARY 9, 1995
STATEMENT BY ROBIN RAPHEL ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOUTH ASIAN AFFAIRS HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

35 posted on 09/28/2001 4:41:13 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: KLT
Consider the source, here, before you all go off half-cocked. This is an article in Economic Times bylined from New Delhi. The author shows strong leanings towards India. Robin has, apparently, said somethings about the Kashmir that has rubbed India the wrong way.

The long knives are out, and this writer has an axe to grind.

Be Seeing You,

Chris

36 posted on 09/28/2001 4:42:29 PM PDT by section9
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To: hattend
Only embarrassment? Maybe some firings or perhaps some indictments instead?

I was thinking of a firing squad myself! (After being found guilty by a court of law of course.)

37 posted on 09/28/2001 4:43:04 PM PDT by SkiBum
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Other than the fact that you want me to watch a PBS video, what's your point?
38 posted on 09/28/2001 4:43:59 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: knak
Here's an interesting tidbit:

Source article

As the lady pointperson for South Asia, she also had to be mindful of what many cynics call here the "Robin Raphel fever." Ms. Raphel was sitting in Ms Rocca's seat during the first term of President Clinton from 1992 to 1996.

Those were very intense days of the freedom struggle in held Kashmir. But many in New Delhi kept suspecting as if the Americans were "fanning the trouble there" with conspiratorial winks and nods to various Kashmiri leaders.

Dr Fai, a US based "communication strategist" of Kashmiri origin, was considered the "conduit" and Raphel "the culprit." During Rocca's stay in New Delhi, Harish Khare, another writer on South Asian affairs, almost addressed her by concluding in another article for The Hindu: "The...task is to ensure that there is no outbreak of a Robin Raphel fever, once again in Washington (over Kashmir). Any show of American interest would complicate (things)."

39 posted on 09/28/2001 4:44:15 PM PDT by Roebucks
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To: Howlin
FYI
40 posted on 09/28/2001 4:44:44 PM PDT by piasa
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To: KantianBurke
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
May 5,1993

PRESIDENT NAMES RAPHEL FOR SOUTH ASIAN POST

(Washington, DC) President Clinton announced his intention today to nominate Robin Lynn Raphel to be Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs. Raphel is a career member of the Foreign Service.

"I am very glad that Robin Raphel has agreed to serve as Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs," said the President. "Having lived in the region as a diplomat and as a visiting teacher, she brings a tremendous understanding to the post."

Raphel, who is currently Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in India, joined the Foreign Service in the mid-1970s as a USAID economic/financial analyst in Pakistan. She has also served as a political officer in London covering Middle East, South Asia, Africa and East Asian Affairs and as Counselor for Political Affairs in South Africa. In addition, she has worked at the State Department as an economist in the Office of Investment Affairs, economic officer on the Israel Desk, Staff Aide for the Assistant Secretary for the Near East South Asia Bureau, and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs.

Before joining the Foreign Service, Raphel worked as an economic analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. She also worked as a teacher at a women's college in Tehran, Iran during a break in her graduate studies.

Raphel is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds an M.A. from the University of Maryland. She also studied in England at Cambridge University and the University of London. She and her husband, Leonard Ashton, have two young daughters.

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41 posted on 09/28/2001 4:44:46 PM PDT by shockjock
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To: Khurkris
Here are the facts boys & girls, clinton* and crew have been selling our country down the pike since BEFORE he went to the POTUS office. More will be coming out if the shovel is inserted deep enough and in the right areas.

COMMIE TRAITORS THEY SHOULD BE IN THE FEDERAL PEN......BASTARDS!


42 posted on 09/28/2001 4:45:25 PM PDT by KLT
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To: To All
Author: Ann Coulter Future Widows of America: Write your Congressman
43 posted on 09/28/2001 4:45:26 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: knak
Bump for later!
44 posted on 09/28/2001 4:49:07 PM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: Carry_Okie, madrussian, Zviadist
THE BATTLE AGAINST TERRORISM: REPORT FROM THE ADMINISTRATION

Chk Board of Advisors.

45 posted on 09/28/2001 4:49:08 PM PDT by CommiesOut
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To: knak
Islamic Fundamentalism in Kashmir

Open Letter to Ms. Robin Raphel

Source article

"How can then you, of all people, encourage small sovereignties and unworkable autonomies which are bound to cause tensions, turmoil and bloodshed?"

46 posted on 09/28/2001 4:49:29 PM PDT by Roebucks
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To: 1rudeboy
"Other than the fact that you want me to watch a PBS video, what's your point? "

The point is the terrorists have been actively operating in the US since the 80's.
Watch what the CIA and FBI interviews have to say.
Watch the footage from terrorist meetings all around the US.
47 posted on 09/28/2001 4:50:44 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Slyfox
HILLARY CLINTON IS A SECURITY THREAT TO AMERICA

Hilliary and Arafat's wife

48 posted on 09/28/2001 4:52:15 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: Free the USA
Clinton and his " staff" were no more than kids in a big white playroom.... playing at international relations and so much worse.

Read the book " Unlimited Access" by Gary Aldrich. In his book, among other disgusting things, he tells of the difficulty the FBI had in getting the Clinton " staff" to comply with filling out the necessary forms for BI Investigations... They did not do it, shined off interviews with the agents etc. and yet had access to highly classified materials. That is what the nation got for having ametures in the WH for 8 dam* years! Now we pay the piper while Hillary worries about how she is going to reseume her self involved methods of promoting herself for 2004! Did you see her during the President's speech??? She is an amazing bitch!

49 posted on 09/28/2001 4:52:34 PM PDT by celtic gal (I can call her a bitch can't I, and not get banned?)
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To: section9
Consider the source, here, before you all go off half-cocked. This is an article in Economic Times bylined from New Delhi. The author shows strong leanings towards India. Robin has, apparently, said somethings about the Kashmir that has rubbed India the wrong way.

The long knives are out, and this writer has an axe to grind.

Be Seeing You,

PERHAPS, YOU'RE RIGHT, BUT CAN YOU BLAME EVERYONE FOR BEING UPSET. LOOK AT WHO WAS IN THE CLINTOOON WHITE HOUSE!

KAREN(KLT)

50 posted on 09/28/2001 4:54:33 PM PDT by KLT
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