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9/11 Chair: Attack Was Preventable
CBS ^ | 17 December 2003

Posted on 12/17/2003 5:23:34 PM PST by Hal1950

For the first time, the chairman of the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks is saying publicly that 9/11 could have and should have been prevented, reports CBS News Correspondent Randall Pinkston.

"This is a very, very important part of history and we've got to tell it right," said Thomas Kean.

"As you read the report, you're going to have a pretty clear idea what wasn't done and what should have been done," he said. "This was not something that had to happen."

Appointed by the Bush administration, Kean, a former Republican governor of New Jersey, is now pointing fingers inside the administration and laying blame.

"There are people that, if I was doing the job, would certainly not be in the position they were in at that time because they failed. They simply failed," Kean said.

To find out who failed and why, the commission has navigated a political landmine, threatening a subpoena to gain access to the president's top-secret daily briefs. Those documents may shed light on one of the most controversial assertions of the Bush administration – that there was never any thought given to the idea that terrorists might fly an airplane into a building.

"I don't think anybody could have predicted that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile," said national security adviser Condoleeza Rice on May 16, 2002.

"How is it possible we have a national security advisor coming out and saying we had no idea they could use planes as weapons when we had FBI records from 1991 stating that this is a possibility," said Kristen Breitweiser, one of four New Jersey widows who lobbied Congress and the president to appoint the commission.

The widows want to know why various government agencies didn't connect the dots before Sept. 11, such as warnings from FBI offices in Minnesota and Arizona about suspicious student pilots.

"If you were to tell me that two years after the murder of my husband that we wouldn't have one question answered, I wouldn't believe it," Breitweiser said.

Kean admits the commission also has more questions than answers.

Asked whether we should at least know if people sitting in the decision-making spots on that critical day are still in those positions, Kean said, "Yes, the answer is yes. And we will."

Kean promises major revelations in public testimony beginning next month from top officials in the FBI, CIA, Defense Department, National Security Agency and, maybe, President Bush and former President Clinton.


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To: chiller
That's right: let's make excuses if it is at all possible that some of our folks may not have performed in a stellar manner. Only the Democrats could have been to blame for any of the failures that led to 911. And the fact that a former Republican governor heads the commission? Well, he must be ready to become a Democrat or he is really at heart a Democrat. If you look at US history through the years BOTH PARTIES have occassionally slipped up. 911 was the result of an across the boards failure, with the stage set by the Clinton years. As soon as I saw the Drudge headline I knew the wagons would begin circling to defend themeselves against the onslaught of criticism.
So Bush should stonewall now more than ever? And so the famlies (they ALL must be Dean operatives) are Bush haters?
No...people want to find out precisely what happened so it can never happen again. If Clinton goes down as a failure for what he did to the intelligence community, so be it. If it turns out some folks in the Bush administration were focused on other vital issues and didn't connect the dots then LET'S FIND OUT and make sure next time the dots are connected and perhaps even encourage a few folks to get different jobs or transfer to other positions in the federal government.
If we turn every single national security issue into an US versus Them political wrestling match more 911s will occur -- and the fault will be in the mirror when we look into it.
101 posted on 12/17/2003 6:24:45 PM PST by jraven
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To: tbpiper
I believe they didn't even get the keys until a couple of months after taking office and they were forced to set up temporary offices in DC for briefings etc. (I'm not sure I'm saying this quite right).

I was surprised they could even function at all with all the lawsuits going on and the Florida chad checker idiots.

102 posted on 12/17/2003 6:25:10 PM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Hal1950
Okay, this guy says the 9/11 attacks could have been prevented. Then he admits they have no information to suggest such. So he makes a conclusion based on nothing.

It's quite unfortunate, but it looks like this guy is simply using this investigation to get 15 minutes of fame. It's rather sick to take something this important and reduce it down to this level.
103 posted on 12/17/2003 6:25:36 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: onemoreday
Warning, people...TROLL XING
104 posted on 12/17/2003 6:31:53 PM PST by stands2reason
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To: DouglasKC
I would bet there's nobody in the world except a couple of rappers and a few dozen terrorists would even have considered the possiblity that people would coordinate an attack by hijacking 4 (5? 6? 7?) planes at the same time and flying them into prominent buildings

Actually when we captured Ramsey Yousef in the Philiphines (an Iraqi agent operating with Al Qaeda?!?!?{GASP!}) in 1995, he had files on him of the possibility of using Airplanes as airborne missiles, and his target was the CIA building. By 1996, an intelligence memo was put on Clinton's Desk stating that suicide bombings was a possibility, and that security should be set up to prevent it. I believe it was turned down because this would mean shutting off the cockpit, and cutting off the possibility of negotiating with the hijackers.

Overtime, it was largely forgotten about until 9/11 and everyone started retracing their steps. Unbelievably, this often used as a smear on President Bush. He probably didn't even know about this Intelligence memo before 9/11 while Clinton deliberatly ignored it.

I tried to find a source for this info but all i got was conspiracy sites. At one time i saw this documented legitamately but i dont know where.

105 posted on 12/17/2003 6:33:07 PM PST by chudogg (www.chudogg.blogspot.com)
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To: jraven
No...people want to find out precisely what happened so it can never happen again.

Maybe some do, but Ms. Kristen Britweiser has an agenda to get George W. Bush!

She's a relatively attractive blonde, and she'll bat her eyes as long as it takes to bring him down.

She won't do it, of course, but she's got a whole bunch of saps following her around as if she knows what she's talking about.

106 posted on 12/17/2003 6:33:34 PM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: optimistically_conservative
Why does this lady care about Karl Rove?

Sounds like another sicko. She's exploiting her husband's tragic death to get media attention and attack Bush for partisan political purposes. It's unimaginable that people this messed up exist.

At first I dismissed her ignorant comments as those of a grieving widow, who, understandably, would be greatly effected emotionally by what happened. But those articles you posted state otherwise. There are a lot more widows and widowers involved in this and she keeps playing to the liberal press to get herself in the news. What kind of a person is she to use one of the greatest tragedies in history, not to mention the death of her husband, for this kind of self promotion? Sick!
107 posted on 12/17/2003 6:34:00 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Hal1950
Yes, it wa preventable. Had Clinton nabbed from the Sundanese in the 90s, the whole 9/11 and the war on terror were preventable. Kean may try to argue that someone somewhere in those millions millions of documents said it is possible for terrorists to fly planes into buildings, maybe within Kean's own life, one could find the same coulda, shoulda, woulda crap on Kean's decision...
108 posted on 12/17/2003 6:35:39 PM PST by FRgal4u
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To: Skywarner
Great points. And you're right that a WMD attack is likely in the not so distant future. Does that mean we cower in fear and wait for that day...or take reasonable precautions to prepare for it. There is only so much you can do in a large, "free" country, to take reasonable precautions...especially when you have opposition that (sometimes rightfully) objects to some of those impositions. If the Israeli's can't stop these attacks in a country the size of a mid-sized American city, just how can a country with 280 million people reasonably prevent it?
109 posted on 12/17/2003 6:36:55 PM PST by cwb
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To: FRgal4u
Kean may try to argue that someone somewhere in those millions millions of documents said it is possible for terrorists to fly planes into buildings

By January 2001, it was lost in millions of documents. But in 1996 that document sat alone on Clinton's Desk and he ignored it! WHY?

110 posted on 12/17/2003 6:38:35 PM PST by chudogg (www.chudogg.blogspot.com)
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To: Hal1950
Connecting the dots after the fact is quite easy, Any act of terrorism can be prevented if you guess correctly 100% of the time.

Did we know terrorist might attack us? ......Absolutely

Did we know that terrorist have hijacked planes in the past? ............ Absolutely

Did we know that Al-Qaeda was plotting acts of terrorism? ......Absolutely

Did we know before hand that 19 terrorist were gonna simultaneous hijack 4 Passenger Jets and crash them into the Twin Towers? ....... Hell Know

Half the hijackers didn't even know what their mission was. If blame must be placed on anyone, it should be congress for gutting our Intel gathering capabilities.

President Bush's Nomination to head the FBI was sworn in one week before 9/11 and over half of his nominations to key positions in his administration wasn't confirmed yet because some goof ball named Al Gore refused to accept his defeat and slowed the transition by 6 weeks.

What happened on 9/11 was a culmination of years of empty threats in response to terrorist kidnapping and killing our people. It all started when Jimmy Carter refused to stand up to the Mullah's in Iran back in 1979. For over a year we were held hostage and after 20 more years of our leaders not going after these terrorist, they became very confident that the USA was soft and would never go after them like George W. Bush has.

All the finger pointing now is a waste of time. Unfortunately, it takes an event like 9/11 before we get serious, and I think this administration has gotten real serious, and I thank God often that we do.

111 posted on 12/17/2003 6:39:41 PM PST by MJY1288 (The Democrats Have Reached Rock Bottom and The Digging Continues)
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To: chudogg
Wasn't Gore in charge of beefing up the airport and airline security procedures....?
112 posted on 12/17/2003 6:39:45 PM PST by ARA
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To: Hal1950
Those documents may shed light on one of the most controversial assertions of the Bush administration – that there was never any thought given to the idea that terrorists might fly an airplane into a building.

"I don't think anybody could have predicted that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile," said national security adviser Condoleeza Rice on May 16, 2002.

"How is it possible we have a national security advisor coming out and saying we had no idea they could use planes as weapons when we had FBI records from 1991 stating that this is a possibility," said Kristen Breitweiser, one of four New Jersey widows who lobbied Congress and the president to appoint the commission.

What a clever segue. From the "report" to an out of context quote to a litigant. Nice try Commie Bovine Scatology.

113 posted on 12/17/2003 6:40:38 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: eno_
What should those responsible have done to prevent the attacks?
Something not as "drastic" as the Patriot Act?---
114 posted on 12/17/2003 6:41:26 PM PST by stands2reason
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To: Hal1950
Was the 1993 WTC terrorist bombing preventable?
115 posted on 12/17/2003 6:42:26 PM PST by weegee
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To: sinkspur
Kean's showboating.....

With all the firewalls between information put in place by the "reforms" instituted by the Church committee, it should be little wonder that the national security advisor didn't know about the FBI reports. The Clinton administration should have been on alert after Ramzi Yousef's apartment was discovered in Manila. After an accident hanling explosives caused a fire in the apartment, police discovered plans for placing bomss in American airplanes flying overseas and even to hijack and crash multiple planes into buildings. Also, the foiled attempt by the terrorists fly an Air France jet into the Eiffel Tower in 1994 should have been taken as a warning of potential attacks on the US using hijacked airliners.

Also, the Clinton administration treated terrorism as criminal acts rather than acts of war. Terrorists who were caught were put on trial in civilian courts exposing jurors, prosecutors and judes to intimidation from terrorist organizations. We had to make sensitive information about sources and methods of intelligence gathering public in order to convict terrorists tried in civilian courts. Prosecutors disclosed that the CIA was listening to Osama bin Lauden's encrypted satellite telephone conversations. After that, Osama stopped using his satellite phone. It was disclosed in the first WTC bombing trial that the WTC towers had been designed to take a hit from a 707 and remain standing. The CIA and FBI were prohibited from sharing information about potential terrorists. Airoport security was prohibited from profiling male Muslim Arabs (they still are).

116 posted on 12/17/2003 6:43:09 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: Dog
How could it have legaly been prevented by President Bush?

It was planned and put in motion whn clinton was President.
117 posted on 12/17/2003 6:43:16 PM PST by sport
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To: ARA
Yes he was.... and after Tom Daschle's wife (Airline Lobbyist) made a healthy donation to the DNC, it was swept under the rug
118 posted on 12/17/2003 6:43:30 PM PST by MJY1288 (The Democrats Have Reached Rock Bottom and The Digging Continues)
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To: optimistically_conservative
"Why would the House Republicans give the screening companies a get-out-of-jail-free card at the last minute?" asked Kristen Breitweiser of Middletown, N.J.

House "Republicans"? More proof of what her true agenda is.

119 posted on 12/17/2003 6:44:44 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: cwboelter
If liberals really want to get to the truth of why 9/11 happened, they need to look no further than their own political leaders who have incrimentally disabled he intelligence community in this country.

And while they're at it, take a look at the IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION SERVICE policies that were in place prior to 9/11/01. (INS is now USCIS---the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)

120 posted on 12/17/2003 6:45:04 PM PST by arasina (What will YOU do when Howard Dean or Hillary Clinton is president?)
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To: OneTimeLurker
If that's how you feel then why bother with the War on Terror anyway. We may as well just duct tape our windows and pray we don't get hit.

Today there are credible threats that there will be attacks in Saudi Arabia. Are they 100% stopable because we have evidence they may happen? Give us the sure fire way to make sure nothing goes wrong in SA.

121 posted on 12/17/2003 6:47:52 PM PST by Mixer
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To: Big Midget
...The difference lies in whether we really want to find out who, what, why and how it was that 3000 of our fellow Americans were horribly murdered before our very eyes....

Well if you haven't figured out we know. It was 19 hijackers working with OBL trained by Iraq who came to the US because they assumed that President Bush was weak like Clinton. Sorry, that's all there is.
122 posted on 12/17/2003 6:47:55 PM PST by Joe_October (Saddam supported Terrorists. Al Qaeda are Terrorists. I can't find the link.)
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To: Hal1950

Everything is preventable except death and taxes.

A long chain of IFs in place and you can prevent anything.

If Osama was stillborn, If Jimmy Carter has stood up to Iran and not emboldened Muslims, If Saudi Arabia wasn't a nest of Wahhabism, If we never let Muslims into this country, if if if.

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

There's a better latin term for it, but I can't recall it. Basically it means "If I had done X instead of Y, Z wouldn't have happened"
123 posted on 12/17/2003 6:48:15 PM PST by Malsua
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To: jraven
"That's right: let's make excuses if it is at all possible that some of our folks may not have performed in a stellar manner."

Excuse me, but the one taking the hit here, is GW Bush. While I'm willing to spread the blame around, some people aren't...and they are ignoring very relevant issues related to the decontruction of our intelligence community over the last 30 years, and the ignorant mistakes made througout the 1990's. It's a little hard to accept that the man who was in office for less than 8 months is MORE responsible than the man who was in office for the last 8 years.

124 posted on 12/17/2003 6:48:45 PM PST by cwb
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To: furball4paws
Gordon Liddy says he is a serial liar.

He sure wanted to drop his awsuit against Gordon when he found out that Gordon was not going to fold.

I believe Gordon.
125 posted on 12/17/2003 6:51:40 PM PST by sport
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To: sinkspur
I don't think 9/11 could have been prevented, and NOBODY foresaw it.

A similar multiple hijack and bombing plot, called project Bojinka, was averted a few years before 9/11. How can you say it was unforeseen when it was almost implemented?

126 posted on 12/17/2003 6:53:32 PM PST by eno_ (Freedom Lite - it's almost worth defending)
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To: ARA
Yes he was...and he was in colusion with Linda Daschle, who as a lobbyist for some in the airline industry, were unwilling to impose the reforms and tough security measures (as suggested) because of the added cost to the industry. Another little detail that is overlooked
127 posted on 12/17/2003 6:53:53 PM PST by cwb
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To: Hal1950
Well, for whatever its worth, this will force the Bush administration to discuss/leak just exactly what Clinton and the democraps did to our intelligence services and military.
128 posted on 12/17/2003 6:55:27 PM PST by thatdewd
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To: furball4paws
Why is Nixon a black mark On the Presidency?

Because he helped put the communist spy, and probably your hero, Hiss in prison ?

Because he allowed out troops to kill the communists that were killing them in Camboda?
129 posted on 12/17/2003 6:55:27 PM PST by sport
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To: Recovering_Democrat
He will.
130 posted on 12/17/2003 6:58:43 PM PST by sport
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To: tscislaw
'........and, who was President for 8 years.....'

And, was Rockefeller, Kerry, Kennedy et al in the Senate for,at least, 8 years. Why weren't these guys proactive? Why didn't they think that terrorists would dive planes into our buildings and therefore do something to prevent this type of attack? They had access to intellegence reports. Boy, the Dims won't waste any time replacing the Saddam capture with this.
131 posted on 12/17/2003 7:00:20 PM PST by 4integrity (AJ)
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To: Hal1950
Hey, if they built the buildings 50 feet to the right of where they built them, the planes would have missed.

How easy is that?
132 posted on 12/17/2003 7:01:29 PM PST by Joe_October (Saddam supported Terrorists. Al Qaeda are Terrorists. I can't find the link.)
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To: eno_
A similar multiple hijack and bombing plot, called project Bojinka, was averted a few years before 9/11. How can you say it was unforeseen when it was almost implemented?

And terrorists blew up the Cole, in 2000.

How were we to know that terrorists weren't focused on blowing up ships, instead of flying airplanes into buildings?

You're revising history.

Nobody knew, and there was no way for anybody TO know.

133 posted on 12/17/2003 7:05:34 PM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Kean had damn well better not try and put this upon the current POTUS.

Sorry but Bush left Tenant in charge of the CIA, and so far they have not been effective in Jack $hit! We had to rely on an informat to tell us where Saddam was. You think these idiots are going to be able to find Osama? Clinton decimated the CIA its true, but you don't leave an incompetant director appointed by an incompetant President in charge of an agency and hope it changes because theres a new leader. Its like leaving a loosing football coach in charge of a team and expect them to become better because you've got a new owner. Looks like this could really hurt Bush badly! It only bolsters the Democrap paranoia of Bush Conspiracys.

134 posted on 12/17/2003 7:06:10 PM PST by Bommer (Democraps: The New Improved NAZI's)
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To: eno_
"A similar multiple hijack and bombing plot, called project Bojinka, was averted a few years before 9/11. How can you say it was unforeseen when it was almost implemented?"

It's called "Getting Lucky"

I'm confident that if there was actionable Intel of a specific attack planned for 9/11, action would have been taken to prevent it, We didn't even have enough Arabic Translators at the CIA to translate the intercepts we were getting. So even if conversations between Mohammed Atta and his fellow Jihadist were intercepted a week before 9/11, we wouldn't have translated them in time to prevent the attacks.

Fact is... We were caught of guard and we learned a very tough & costly lesson on 9/11

135 posted on 12/17/2003 7:06:20 PM PST by MJY1288 (The Democrats Have Reached Rock Bottom and The Digging Continues)
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To: Papabear47
Of course it was preventable. Had any one of the government agencies functioned in a competent manner.Justice Dept. after 1993 World Trade Center bombing. FBI, INS and CIA? The Air Egypt pirate yelling Allah while taking 250 people into the ocean could have been a warning. TWA 800? We all have questions. We all have one thousand questions.
136 posted on 12/17/2003 7:08:10 PM PST by oldironsides
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To: eno_
Clinton's people testified that they believed a Bjoinka couldn't happen in the U.S. because there weren't many radical islamists in the US and the ones that were here were under FBI survelliance.
137 posted on 12/17/2003 7:09:37 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: sinkspur
To find out who failed and why, the commission has navigated a political landmine, threatening a subpoena to gain access to the president's top-secret daily briefs.

This country doesn't have time for this witch hunt. I agree fire Kean.

138 posted on 12/17/2003 7:10:44 PM PST by Major_Risktaker (My Got Fur handout above copy, cut, print & handout to them!)
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To: telebob
The Fox Network had a TV show "The Lone Gunmen" where in the first episode (or the second in a 2-parter) where a plane was hijacked by remote control and they attempted to fly it into the World Trade Center.
139 posted on 12/17/2003 7:12:50 PM PST by GeronL (Saddam is out of the hole and into the quagmire!)
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To: optimistically_conservative
That lady is a liberal hack. A few sentences into her little angry juvenile-like review, and it is clear she is a hack. How dare she politicize the death of her husband. What a fool. I have no sympathy for how she is thoroughly disgracing the memory of all who perished that day -- and all who will always be affected because of what happened on 911 no matter where they were that day. That lady has no shame...
140 posted on 12/17/2003 7:16:14 PM PST by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: sinkspur
Yes, it was preventable. President Bush had a plan on his desk on 9/10/01 to try to do just that. Not even eight months in office after a previous administration that did everything they could to booby trap Bush's transition, and he already had a plan on his desk to take out the Taliban and AQ.
141 posted on 12/17/2003 7:17:49 PM PST by alnick
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To: onemoreday
What ever happened to honoring the "simple truth?"

This man is not after the truth, he's gonna do what he had already made up his mind to do before he even started this 'investigation'.

142 posted on 12/17/2003 7:18:40 PM PST by GeronL (Saddam is out of the hole and into the quagmire!)
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To: PISANO
what could he have done? Stop ALL AIR TRAFFIC for a day? A week? A month?

That wouldn't have been enough. He would have had to stop it indefinitely because he didn't know when or even if it was coming. But we won't hear Dan report that side of things.

143 posted on 12/17/2003 7:20:00 PM PST by alnick
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To: PISANO
Chairman KEAN blames GW for this I will go balistic. I am sick of this!!

Me, too!

144 posted on 12/17/2003 7:20:13 PM PST by cyncooper ("The evil is in plain sight")
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To: eno_
A good step by the Bush Administration might be to release some of the 28 Commission report pages about Saudi involvement in 9-11, that were bogusly stamped "secret" (Repub Sen. Shelby called the 28 pages "90 percent" releasable).

Until Bush and co. come clean about the Saudis and 9-11, they deserve to be taken to task.

145 posted on 12/17/2003 7:20:24 PM PST by dagnabbit (Stop Immigrating Islam. Don't Let France Happen to America.)
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To: Hal1950
Those documents may shed light on one of the most controversial assertions of the Bush administration – that there was never any thought given to the idea that terrorists might fly an airplane into a building.

"I don't think anybody could have predicted that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile," said national security adviser Condoleeza Rice on May 16, 2002.

If the weight of the '9/11 could have been avoided' argument rests on this, pardon me while I laugh my ass off.

Assessing that a enemy may have a certain capability is part of the intelligence process, but it's not even remotely actionable. Our enemies COULD do anything from shooting down 747s with SA-14s to dumping poison in the water supply. Some of them COULD fire ballistic missiles at us. Someone COULD shoot at the President with a sniper rifle while he's in his motorcade.

That's not the issue.

Threats can be prevented with ADVANCE WARNING, but lacking that, you can either take protective measures or preemptive action.

Preventative measures sound nice, but think about it. This is POST 9/11 yet we still can't get armed pilots or passenger profiling. The best we've been able to come up with is the Patriot Act and the TSA 'granny checking squads'. How would anyone have gone for it PRE 9/11?

Preemptive action? Good luck selling that one. Apparently, the 'enlightened' position is that we should wait for our enemies to strike us, and then hold a commission to analyze how they snuck it past the goalie.

Hence this report.

Since this report suggests no ADVANCE WARNING nor even a CREDIBLE THREAT (remember that one), this is just an exercise in historical speculation. If it was so damned obvious that 9/11 was coming, why did it take this long to get all the information together and produce this assessment? This should have been readily apparent years ago.

146 posted on 12/17/2003 7:20:53 PM PST by Steel Wolf (There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.)
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To: sport
He he, I'm with you, sport. ;)
147 posted on 12/17/2003 7:21:16 PM PST by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: PISANO
...is NOT trying to get his 15min at the expense of this President....

-----OF COURSE HE IS!!

Doc

148 posted on 12/17/2003 7:21:45 PM PST by Doc On The Bay
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To: jimbo123
And that's another good point, because it was Janet Reno who insisted, that US law enforcement keep away from the Muslim community for fear it might look racist...and hurt Clinton's prospects at arriving at a peace treaty in the Mid-East. Dick Morris had a great peace on Clinton's PC perspective when it came to dealing with Arab terrorism, and its possible effect on his Mid-East legacy. There were so many peripheral issues at work that prevented the last administration from making the hard (and right) decisions when it came to dealing with the terrorist threat.
149 posted on 12/17/2003 7:25:32 PM PST by cwb
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To: GeronL
The Fox Network had a TV show "The Lone Gunmen" where in the first episode (or the second in a 2-parter) where a plane was hijacked by remote control and they attempted to fly it into the World Trade Center.

Are you suggesting that Fox had information that this is a possible tactic our enemies would use? Is this some kind of cover up?

What did Fox know, and when did they know it? An interesting theory I've heard is that they got a call from Halliburton prior to 9/11. We'll I've had enough! No blood for ratings! Who's with me?!?!

(Man, I should take this to DU, they'd eat it up like candy.)

150 posted on 12/17/2003 7:27:35 PM PST by Steel Wolf (There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.)
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