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New Terrorist Assault 'Almost a Certainty,' 9/11 Probe Finds
CNSNews.com ^ | 12/11/02 | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 12/11/2002 2:04:33 PM PST by Jean S

Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Results from the congressional inquiry into alleged intelligence failures leading up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks released Wednesday indicate a number of systemic problems with U.S. intelligence gathering, analysis, sharing, and response. The report was introduced with a somber warning from the co-chairman of the Joint House-Senate Intelligence Committee probe. "It is almost a certainty that, in the coming months, Americans will face another attempted terrorist assault; an assault that could quite possibly be on the same scale as that of September the 11th, 2001," Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.). "It is a certainty that such an attack will be attempted," Graham continued. "The question is whether we'll do a better job of intercepting it before it kills more people than we did prior to September the 11th." Graham made those remarks prior to releasing the declassified version of the Joint Committees' findings and recommendations. "The important point is that the intelligence community, for a variety of reasons, did not bring together and fully appreciate a range of information that could have greatly enhanced its chances of uncovering and preventing Osama Bin Laden's plan to attack these United States on September 11th, 2001," the committee's report states. More to follow


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1 posted on 12/11/2002 2:04:33 PM PST by Jean S
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To: JeanS
Naw. Ya think?? Our tax dollars at work....
2 posted on 12/11/2002 2:08:35 PM PST by tracer
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To: tracer
Naw. Ya think?? Our tax dollars at work....

The only thing that will save us will be to create another cabinet level position. When in doubt increase the size of government. Pretty soon everyone will be working for the government except six farmers, two truck divers and a grocery clerk.

3 posted on 12/11/2002 2:13:42 PM PST by Blue Screen of Death
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To: JeanS
"It is almost a certainty that, in the coming months, Americans will face another attempted terrorist assault; an assault that could quite possibly be on the same scale as that of September the 11th, 2001..."

Just like it was before 9/11/01. The only difference is that in the past there were Soviets around ruthless enough to crush any such groups in their infancy, with extreme prejudice and without worry about what names the UN, Democrats, and Amnesty International would call them afterwards.

4 posted on 12/11/2002 2:21:29 PM PST by Timesink
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To: JeanS
Let me reword this for the Congressman.

We're not going to bring access to this nation under control. Anyone can come here who wants to and we're perfectly willing to allow the destruction of men women and children of our own society to further that policy.

Through caos we gain ultimate control. Control is good. Freedom is bad. Terrorists thus become my and other public officials allies in the quest for complete and utter control of the American populace.

Rest assured, we are doing our best for the American public.

5 posted on 12/11/2002 2:25:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: JeanS
Well crap, I guess there's no point in my bothering to finally clean up the basment.
6 posted on 12/11/2002 2:27:53 PM PST by mg39
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To: DoughtyOne
Funny. I read it as 'the fed cannot provide for national security, no matter how much money the citizens donate'.

That's all I get out of it.

7 posted on 12/11/2002 2:34:26 PM PST by txhurl
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To: JeanS
I'm starting to think that we may not actually see the kind of horrific attack (comparable or worse to 9/11) that we have been warned about for over a year now. Will something else happen? Most likely yes...but perhaps on a lower level, such as suicide bombings, or only directed at overseas targets. We may be giving them more credit than they deserve...why hasn't anything happened since 9/11? Was September 11th simply an anomaly...a lucky one-off? If we ever get around to attacking Iraq and nothing happens in the immediate aftermath, then it would seem the danger may not be so imminent after all. Does that mean it could never or will never happen again? Certainly not...but the doomsday predictions seem to be getting a little stale.
8 posted on 12/11/2002 2:35:08 PM PST by ConservativeConvert
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To: JeanS
"It is almost a certainty that, in the coming months, Americans will face another attempted terrorist assault; an assault that could quite possibly be on the same scale as that of September the 11th, 2001," Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.). "It is a certainty that such an attack will be attempted," Graham continued. "The question is whether we'll do a better job of intercepting it before it kills more people than we did prior to September the 11th."

Ummmm ... Senator .. we already know this .. got anything else to report

9 posted on 12/11/2002 2:36:33 PM PST by Mo1
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To: txflake
With the government abdicating its only classical responsibility of providing for a common defense, it really has no choice but to pursue a policy of decentralization and encourage a well-armed citizenry.

Alas, even the central planners realize its over.
10 posted on 12/11/2002 2:37:45 PM PST by JohnGalt
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To: ConservativeConvert
Was September 11th simply an anomaly...a lucky one-off?

Sept. 11 was |---| this close to decapitation.

11 posted on 12/11/2002 2:40:01 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txflake
I think your take is valid. I'd think it might be the only valid opinion if they would do their best to control our borders, but still couldn't stop terrorism. As it is, they allow terrorists to slip in then explain that no matter what they do, "It'll" still happen. There's plenty of reasonable things they could do, but won't.
12 posted on 12/11/2002 2:40:15 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: ConservativeConvert
Umm my wife is an airline flight attendant and she just about had a heart attack going from Houston to Miami with three Arabs that she said just kept looking around and acting strange.

I think they will attack the airlines again just to put it in our face.

Her flight did have two Barney Fife's on board (Air Marshalls). I figure the next attack in a airliner cabin will include some sort of knockout gas or pepper spray to immobilize Barney.

I feel it in my bones, it'll be the airlines again. And the American people will feel such shame at not being able to stop it.

13 posted on 12/11/2002 2:40:22 PM PST by kinghorse
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To: JeanS
File this one in S for either "No <expletive deleted>, Dick Tracy" or "Saudi Arabia, Enemy".
14 posted on 12/11/2002 2:42:28 PM PST by steveegg
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To: mg39
Well crap, I guess there's no point in my bothering to finally clean up the basment.

Actually there is. With a few minor modifications a basement makes a good fallout shelter. With some more modifications you could include a "hideout" from biological or chemical attacks.

15 posted on 12/11/2002 2:42:44 PM PST by El Gato
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To: kinghorse
Also we came back from El Paso and went through the check point at Ft Stockton. Last year this time we went through the same checkpoint and it was a dog up on his hind legs paws on my window, in my face and some serious questioning from a serious Border Agent. This time it was "hi how are ya, have a nice day". The edge is off.
16 posted on 12/11/2002 2:43:05 PM PST by kinghorse
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To: kinghorse
Forgot to mention the fellows on the plane had no luggage. If they aren't in a database for having the nerve to do that, somethings wrong.
17 posted on 12/11/2002 2:44:39 PM PST by kinghorse
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To: El Gato
"Well crap, I guess there's no point in my bothering to finally clean up the basment."

""Actually there is. With a few minor modifications a basement makes a good fallout shelter. With some more modifications you could include a "hideout" from biological or chemical attacks.""

Yeah, but then I'll be like those folks in the Twilight Zone episode, "The Shelter." You know, the one where all their neighbors pounded their way into the fallout shelter, thus rendering it useless. Or worse, I'll emerge from my shelter and find a world filled with murderous mutants, like Chuck Heston in "The Omega Man."

Far easier to keep the basement messy.
18 posted on 12/11/2002 2:46:54 PM PST by mg39
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To: mg39
Yeah, but then I'll be like those folks in the Twilight Zone episode, "The Shelter." You know, the one where all their neighbors pounded their way into the fallout shelter, thus rendering it useless. Or worse, I'll emerge from my shelter and find a world filled with murderous mutants, like Chuck Heston in "The Omega Man."
Far easier to keep the basement messy.

You got a point there

19 posted on 12/11/2002 2:48:08 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Blue Screen of Death
everyone will be working for the government except six farmers, two truck divers and a grocery clerk.

here, let me give you a hand with that.

everyone will be working for the government except six [migrant] farmers, two [Mexican] truck divers and a [middle eastern] grocery clerk.

celebrate diversity. happy holiday.

20 posted on 12/11/2002 2:49:20 PM PST by glock rocks
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To: glock rocks
Yes! We need more diversity quilting bees, just like the CIA was working on at the time.
21 posted on 12/11/2002 2:51:53 PM PST by txhurl
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To: JeanS
I wish our public servants would start investigating the strange behaviour of the sun. Is it going to rise in the East tomorrow or not or rise somewhere else?
22 posted on 12/11/2002 2:56:21 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: Revolting cat!
i guess this would be preferable to what they've been doing -- navel gazing.

...and upon roll call vote, the innies have it.
23 posted on 12/11/2002 2:58:54 PM PST by glock rocks
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To: JeanS
SSDD
24 posted on 12/11/2002 3:00:41 PM PST by RightWhale
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To: Blue Screen of Death
And they all will be Government contractors.... 8~)
25 posted on 12/11/2002 3:03:28 PM PST by tracer
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To: DoughtyOne
Chaos may well turn around and bite the Controllers on their collective ass.

Social order and the rule of law are the primary forces that now stand in the way of the lynching by long-suffering patriots of these politiwhores from a street light near you.....

26 posted on 12/11/2002 3:08:26 PM PST by tracer
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To: DoughtyOne
I agree with you. These hearings and studies are really trying to figure out how we can still have a handful of patriots in the FBI, and how they ever gained any access to any intelligence at all. They are trying to plug the leaks to the public.

If they were at all serious about protecting the country, they'd take control of the borders and immigration and stop funding the terrorist states.

27 posted on 12/11/2002 3:11:39 PM PST by Lion's Cub
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To: JeanS
Whata waste. I could have told them this for free. Somehow the Hollywood ninnies who signed the anti-war letter need to read this report since its not obvious to them either.
28 posted on 12/11/2002 3:13:19 PM PST by finnman69
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To: Blue Screen of Death
Pretty soon everyone will be working for the government except six farmers, two truck divers and a grocery clerk.

LOL!!

29 posted on 12/11/2002 3:16:42 PM PST by zingzang
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To: mg39
About basements ... at least you've got one! Most of us folks here in Phoenix just have a concrete slab that our house sits on!! There are some buildings downtown with underground parking, but the basement as I knew it in Wisconsin is only in other parts of the country!!

g

30 posted on 12/11/2002 3:51:21 PM PST by Geezerette
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To: Blue Screen of Death; zingzang
Pretty soon everyone will be wirking for the government except six farmers, two truck drivers and a grocery clerk.

...Some of us are prisoners;
the rest of us are guards...

--Bob Dylan, circa 1968, George Jackson

31 posted on 12/11/2002 4:13:14 PM PST by archy
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To: JeanS
Graham is as useless an idiot as Byrd and Lott.

You think Al Qaeda may actually TRY to attack us, Bob? Hold the presses.
32 posted on 12/11/2002 4:28:26 PM PST by Man of the Right
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To: JeanS
I BET Congress ignores their role in the Intelligence MESS THEY created!

Congress exerted political pressure on ALL Law Enforcement Agencies to stay away from religious investigations - even if they were an OBVIOUS SHAM; Congress, for years, failed to approriate funds for computers for INS - their solution was to make ILLEGALS citizens; the FBI has been screwing up for years - remember Ames and the other CIA agents the FBI was supposed to feret out AND DIDN"T - now their PR shows them arresting the turncoats; Congress had the CIA pull in field agents and to rely on computers (you idiot Congressmen - Garbage in Garbage out - remember that on computers.)

33 posted on 12/11/2002 4:47:16 PM PST by Henchman
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To: JeanS; Timesink; mg39; txflake; ConservativeConvert; JohnGalt; kinghorse; El Gato; glock rocks
The report was introduced with a somber warning from the co-chairman of the Joint House-Senate Intelligence Committee probe. "Wolf Wolf," they said for about the five hundredth time.

Of course, if they keep saying it, eventually it will be right, and no one will think to ask, "hey, if you knew it was comin' why didn't you stop it?"

Hank

34 posted on 12/11/2002 5:16:04 PM PST by Hank Kerchief
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To: JeanS
In other news, Sen. Bob Graham and the Canadians have officially discovered that al-Qaeda may produce more manure, but it may not stink as much as the first time. (see Canada recognizes Hezbollah thread :) )
35 posted on 12/11/2002 6:11:30 PM PST by CanisMajor2002
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To: JeanS
They spent HOW much money to determine that terrorists will attack us again??

I WANT A TAX BREAK DAMMIT.

36 posted on 12/11/2002 6:24:05 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Man of the Right
Graham is as useless an idiot as Byrd and Lott.
You think Al Qaeda may actually TRY to attack us, Bob? Hold the presses.

Bob Graham, Mr. Silence during the Clinton years.

37 posted on 12/11/2002 6:25:11 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: finnman69
I could have told them this for free.

When was the last time a congressional investigation or congressional study told us something we didn't already know?

38 posted on 12/11/2002 7:01:13 PM PST by RightWhale
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To: ConservativeConvert
I finally find someone who agrees with me!
39 posted on 12/11/2002 7:22:32 PM PST by Attman
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To: ConservativeConvert
...why hasn't anything happened since 9/11?

Covert Ops, slashed throats, silenced .22 cal handguns, a few man to man conversations about the inevitable consequences of certain actions if made, a few man to man conversations about the inevitable consequences of certain actions if not made, etc etc etc.

40 posted on 12/11/2002 8:25:02 PM PST by Lester Moore
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To: Mo1
Ummmm ... Senator .. we already know this .. got anything else to report

Yes. As in, "Are you doing anything useful to prevent this?"

41 posted on 12/11/2002 8:48:33 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham
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To: kinghorse
...my wife is an airline flight attendant and she just about had a heart attack going from Houston to Miami with three Arabs that she said just kept looking around and acting strange.

I hope you turned her in immediately to the ACLU, CAIR, etc for her vicious profiling of these innocent passengers.

42 posted on 12/11/2002 8:49:52 PM PST by dagnabbit
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Yes. As in, "Are you doing anything useful to prevent this?"

Well if I understand correctly .. he wants to start up another agency

43 posted on 12/11/2002 9:10:40 PM PST by Mo1
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To: tracer
I think it's abundantly clear that there isn't a weapon in our military forces' arsenal that they wouldn't turn on US citizens given half a chance. Look at the number of tanks and hueys they loosed on the Branch Davidians. Further I think they are just itching to make this point again.
44 posted on 12/12/2002 2:44:53 AM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: Lion's Cub
Thanks for the comments. I agree with you.
45 posted on 12/12/2002 2:45:38 AM PST by DoughtyOne
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