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U.S. Fumbles Chance to Nab Bombers - - State Department Stopped FBI From Pursuing Leads (REPOST)
MSNBC ^ | July 29, 1999 | Michael Moran

Posted on 08/17/2005 10:23:56 PM PDT by Lancey Howard

WASHINGTON, July 29 — The United States passed up an opportunity to apprehend two of the men thought to be directly involved in the bombings of its embassy in Kenya last year because of a dispute between the FBI and the State Department, senior law enforcement officials and diplomatic sources said Thursday. The twin bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killed over 250 people, including 12 Americans

THE DAY after the Aug. 7, 1998, attacks, two of the suspected bombers were arrested in Sudan, which then offered to turn them over to the FBI, according to accounts from two senior U.S. law enforcement officials and diplomatic sources. Those accounts were also confirmed by documents obtained by MSNBC.

The law enforcement officials said that evidence suggested that the men held in Sudan were directly linked to the Nairobi bombing and that they had intimate knowledge of the operations of the alleged guerrilla chief Osama bin Laden. Nonetheless, these officials said, the State Department refused to allow an FBI team to travel to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, to discuss apprehending the suspects.

One senior law enforcement official said the State Department, in blocking the FBI from pursuing the lead, noted that Sudan has been listed for over a decade as a state sponsor of terrorism. Yet Sudan, the official said, had asked only for a “dialogue” with the United States toward restoring a more normal diplomatic relationship.

“The rational was weak and it was, in my view, unconscionable,” the senior law enforcement official said. “State simply would not let us even discuss the issue with the Sudanese.”


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1 posted on 08/17/2005 10:23:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
The law enforcement officials said that evidence suggested that the men held in Sudan were directly linked to the Nairobi bombing and that they had intimate knowledge of the operations of the alleged guerrilla chief Osama bin Laden. Nonetheless, these officials said, the State Department refused to allow an FBI team to travel to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, to discuss apprehending the suspects.

From the Clinton years. Un-friggin-believable.

2 posted on 08/17/2005 10:25:32 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Enchante

Check this out.


3 posted on 08/17/2005 10:26:37 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kellynla; Dog; oceanview; Southack; Pukin Dog; small voice in the wilderness

(( ping ))


4 posted on 08/17/2005 10:29:37 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Truth BUMP


5 posted on 08/17/2005 10:30:09 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: Lancey Howard

President Kick the Can Down Road while I get a blow job was a great leader.


6 posted on 08/17/2005 10:31:03 PM PDT by zarf
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To: mystery-ak; Tacis; mabelkitty; river rat; Texas Songwriter; jimfree; smoothsailing; ...

(( ping ))


7 posted on 08/17/2005 10:32:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
The twin bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killed over 250 people, including 12 Americans

But...but....Clinton swore he'd catch the people who did it. He promised us! Why...he promised us he'd catch the guilty people over and over - every time they attacked us. He even killed American Christians at Waco just to prove how serious he was!

8 posted on 08/17/2005 10:33:06 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: Lancey Howard

BUMP


9 posted on 08/17/2005 10:34:15 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: Lancey Howard

10 posted on 08/17/2005 10:36:38 PM PDT by mirkwood (If guns can kill people, then I can blame my keyboard for misspelled words.)
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To: RDTF; My2Cents; BurbankKarl; eureka!; petercooper; TexasCajun; Stellar Dendrite; george76; ...

(( ping ))


11 posted on 08/17/2005 10:40:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: doug from upland

Blast-from-the-past ping.


12 posted on 08/17/2005 10:41:36 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

I just can't believe what a crappy job our State Dept does


13 posted on 08/17/2005 10:41:52 PM PDT by madison46 (Would Dems in 1905 be running on ideas from 1835? That's what they do now.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Great story. I just sent it on to Lt. Col. Cucullu and Jayna Davis.


14 posted on 08/17/2005 10:43:15 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming -- INDICTING HILLARY)
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To: Lancey Howard

Aren't FR bookmarks great? :-)


15 posted on 08/17/2005 10:43:56 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Homer_J_Simpson; Reactionary; Peach; brazzaville; beyond the sea

Check this out.


16 posted on 08/17/2005 10:44:56 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Howlin

I have so many bookmarks I need to go through them and pare them down. Or figure out if there's a way to organize them somehow.

Did you ever say to yourself, "I just KNOW I have something about that topic bookmarked", and then spend a half hour just reading your bookmark TITLES to try to figure out which thread you're looking for?


17 posted on 08/17/2005 10:47:30 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Howlin; Molly Pitcher

And this isn't the familiar OBL one.


18 posted on 08/17/2005 10:47:47 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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Here's the original article:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/294848.asp


19 posted on 08/17/2005 10:48:22 PM PDT by oolatec
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To: madison46
I just can't believe what a crappy job our State Dept does

And lots of those people are still there!

20 posted on 08/17/2005 10:50:09 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Mo1

Repost ping


21 posted on 08/17/2005 10:51:10 PM PDT by hipaatwo (Cindy Sheehan...Jew haters can't hide forever...your cover has been blown!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Ahhhhhhhh, but that's exactly how the Clinton administration ( damn them all to HELL and the sooner the better!) responded to ALL things not having to do with illicit money from the ChiComs and sex.


22 posted on 08/17/2005 10:53:08 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Lancey Howard
"State simply would not let us even discuss the issue with the Sudanese."

Colin did nothing about this swamp,Bolton is villified for trying,and now Condi is faced with cleaning out the Clinton moles and Bush haters.

What a monumental task she is taking on.God help her.

23 posted on 08/17/2005 10:53:09 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle Co.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Yes! In fact, I tried to "regroup" this very night.....but gave up. I need a much better system.

This summer has been so bad, I just noticed that in the folder I labeled "July to File" (meaning I didn't have time to sort them out) there were 272 links! 272! It's all that Joe Wilson stuff. I went to the "Month to file" system after my Favorites unfolded into the next room.........LOL.

I have SO much Clinton stuff it's not funny........but you just never know, right? Who ever thought they'd get interested in THIS story again.....and, of course, we are ALL experts on ALL these Clinton stories, so we're like "Tell us something we DON'T know, pal."


24 posted on 08/17/2005 10:55:39 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: All

Does anybody know the DATE of that tape that Hannity has played a hundred times of Clinton saying that the Sudanese offered up bin Laden but that he, Clinton, didn't want him? I'm thinking it had to be around the same time as this story from MSNBC.


25 posted on 08/17/2005 10:57:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

it is purposeful incompetence


26 posted on 08/17/2005 10:57:54 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (The presence of "peace" is the absence of opposition to socialism -- Marx)
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To: Howlin

We have two computers networked. One is the master and the other the slave. That means two separate areas for storing files. Whenever I need to find a book marked article, the darn thing is always on the other computer. Rather than transferring a page every time I need one, I just say forgetaboutit unless it's REALLY important!


27 posted on 08/17/2005 11:02:45 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: Stellar Dendrite; Lancey Howard
Bit off topic, Clinton did a job on Military equipment also, posted a good item from Belmont Club on that here:

Belmont Club: Dollars and Cents ~ War on Terror will have little effect on Budget

28 posted on 08/17/2005 11:03:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: concerned about politics

I wish I could find a good bookmark organizing program. Being here 7 years, I have QUITE a few (and they're ALL very important, ya know?)

The thing that really makes me mad is now if you go back, the articles are all excerpted!


29 posted on 08/17/2005 11:04:24 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Lancey Howard

We were yelling about this State/FBI battle here on FR back in 1999.

30 posted on 08/17/2005 11:05:55 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: All

(( pinging the scumbag "Jersey Girls" ))


31 posted on 08/17/2005 11:10:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Howlin
I wish I could find a good bookmark organizing program.

I know what you mean. I try to create files based on subject, but sometimes the subjects overlap. I just recently wiped out some really old ones, and now I'll probably be bouncing back and forth between computers trying to find the darn things that aren't there any more!

32 posted on 08/17/2005 11:10:22 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: Lancey Howard

Another lyric from the tune "Gorelicks wall"


33 posted on 08/17/2005 11:22:39 PM PDT by KingNo155
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To: Anti-Bubba182

(( ping ))


34 posted on 08/17/2005 11:24:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: STARWISE; backhoe; Mo1

(( ping ))


35 posted on 08/18/2005 12:31:42 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard; All
Able Danger, 9-11 Report, Gorelick, and so much more...

Click the picture...

36 posted on 08/18/2005 1:44:13 AM PDT by backhoe (A Nuke for every Kook- what a Clinton "legacy...")
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To: Lancey Howard; All
Code Pinko-- the Cindy Sheehan affair ( click the picture )

37 posted on 08/18/2005 1:48:47 AM PDT by backhoe (Has that Clinton "Legacy" made *you* feel safer, yet?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Unbelievably Incredible
38 posted on 08/18/2005 3:11:15 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The ( FOOL ) hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Lancey Howard; small voice in the wilderness

Seems the unseen hand just moved the story a tad further..


39 posted on 08/18/2005 3:41:20 AM PDT by Dog
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To: small voice in the wilderness
Sorry ....didn't see this was a repost of an old report.

more coffee.

40 posted on 08/18/2005 3:42:38 AM PDT by Dog
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To: Lancey Howard

I can't believe after all that went down that Clinton is still teflon.


41 posted on 08/18/2005 4:04:45 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Original article still available on MSNBC
http://www.msnbc.com/news/294848.asp


42 posted on 08/18/2005 4:16:40 AM PDT by Smartaleck
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To: zarf
The Slick Slacker, Do-Nothing Impeached president.

Between Slick's girls Janet & Jamie, they are responsible for more deaths(Waco&911) than the number of brave military men and women killed in Iraq.

43 posted on 08/18/2005 6:18:55 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Smartaleck

Bump for the morning crew.


44 posted on 08/18/2005 6:23:03 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: All

Bump for the morning crew.

Does anybody know the DATE of that tape that Hannity has played a hundred times of Clinton saying that the Sudanese offered up bin Laden but that he, Clinton, didn't want him? I'm thinking it had to be around the same time as this story from MSNBC.


45 posted on 08/18/2005 6:26:15 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard; Dog

Thanks for the ping. There is one person I would like to hear from. One who was there during this time, one who had power, and one who could have any information about anything he chose: Louis Freeh. Has anyone heard from him since he left the FBI? Wasn't he on the outs with the clintons near the end of his directorship? Maybe, maybe not. I bet he has some stories he could tell..


46 posted on 08/18/2005 6:34:07 AM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Behold the Riderless Pony. Bringing doom and destruction on a smaller scale.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Thanks for the ping, Lancey.

Are you talking about the speech that he later said he 'mispoke' in? I think that was more recent, after Bush became president. It was in Long Island.

I think NewsMax keeps offering it to investigative bodies, so that might be a place to start looking, if you're talking about the speech I'm thinking of.

Pinz


47 posted on 08/18/2005 6:56:21 AM PDT by pinz-n-needlez
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To: Lancey Howard; Dog

another release of information, and once again the timing to coincide with able danger et al. Hmm....


48 posted on 08/18/2005 9:13:29 AM PDT by oceanview
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To: small voice in the wilderness

without immunity, and some very good bodyguards, he won't be talking.


49 posted on 08/18/2005 9:14:15 AM PDT by oceanview
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To: oceanview
another release of information, and once again the timing to coincide with able danger et al. Hmm....

No. This is just my repost of a thread originally posted by Brian Mosely in 1999. That's the thing - - the information about Clinton's malfeasance has been there all along.

50 posted on 08/18/2005 12:22:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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