George Tenet, who heads the CIA, should resign or be fired.
Tenet was too busy consulting with CBS on a television program about the CIA...
Will he be covering the issue on how CAIR and AMC raise funds by mass mailings?
I sometimes wonder how guys like Reed Irvine stay sane. He learns things, confirms them, publishese them, and the world ignores it.
There is no better time than in the next two weeks for the Bush Administration to clean out the cobwebs and make it clear that there was more to OKC than a lone right-wing famatic, and more to TWA 800 than a "massive internal explosion" (yeah, right).
If Tenet had honor, he'd fall on his sword. Unfortunately, W will have to ask for his badge.
And communism had already imploded.
Doesn't sound like a very plausible explanation to me. Sounds more like an excuse by somebody who wants to avoid a scandal and to preserve his job and pension.
If bin Laden continued to be so tied in with the CIA -- as I have long suspected -- we have our explanation of why we would have bombed the aspirin factory in Khartoum at a time when the Sudanese were holding two bin Laden lieutenants on suspicion of being involved in the embassy bombings. Would also explain how somebody might have gotten the bin Laden folks to bomb those embassies at a time convenient to Bill Clinton, at the height of the Monica scandal in August '98.
This book by this Swiss guy sounds very plausible. I just ordered it on line.
These Clinton scum and their Clintonistas need to be revealed. It sure as hell won't be the socialist, America-hating New York Times that does it!
I thought the CIA was forbidden to carry on activities on the USA Mainland.
This was a job for the FBI...uh, Mr. Freeh, IIRC,
George Tenet was a Bubby "kiss A$$" and should have gone when Bush came in.. Bush kept too many of the Clinton left overs and is paying the price for it, rightfully so.
Sometimes it makes you wonder if any of these guys EVER LEARN ANYTHING, or if they ARE in FACT all on the same side.
I already did an FR search on the title and the author and came up empty, but someone may want to double-check, just in case. I find it hard to believe this one was missed. Here's an excerpt:
Evidence of the plot surfaced when Ramzi Yousefone of three men convicted subsequently for the 1993 WTC bombing and sentenced to 240 years in prisonhastily fled a burning Manila apartment (and the country) just 200 yards from the Vatican Embassy. Cops found Manila street maps and clothing remarkably similar to that of Pope John Paul's entouragethe pontiff was due for a visit a week from the discoverysuggesting a planned attempt on his life. They also discovered bomb materials and a laptop whose disks revealed plans for Project Bojinkawhich means "loud explosion" in Arabic.Great thread, majordivit.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a computer expert who regularly assists the National Bureau of Investigation (the Philippine FBI counterpart) and the Philippine National Police in their investigations of computer-related crimes said he downloaded the files, revealing the terrorists' diabolical project. One plan called for the hijacking of U.S.-bound commercial airliners from various Asian capitals and then, according to him, crashing them into "key structures in the United States: The World Trade Center, the White House, the Pentagon, the Transamerican Tower, and the Sears Tower were among the prominent structures that had been identified in the plans that we had decoded." The expert pointed out that in fact a dry run had been conducted in 1994, on a Tokyo-bound Philippine Airlines flight, when a small bomb under a passenger seat went off, killing a Japanese tourist.
The entire thrust of this article, even the title "intelligence failure," presupposes that the problem is ineptness or goof-ups. Any government agency would prefer to be thought of as inept, rather than criminal, but the facts strongly suggest that this was not a matter of incompetence.
First of all, it was not the case that all of these hijackers simply got visas, were trained at civilian US flight schools and managed to slip through without a CIA background check. We know that at least 5 of the hijackers DID have a CIA background check. Why? Because these 5 were trained as pilots on a US military base. [Alleged Hijackers May Have Trained at U.S. Bases ] No one can even enter a US military base and wander around unsupervised, and certainly no one can possibly get training as a pilot on a military base without a complete background check.
It is also noteworthy to check into the circumstances surrounding those who were convicted of bombing the WTC in 1993. THE CIA AND THE SHEIK [Omar Abdel Rahman]:
"'Why aren't we going after the sheikh [Abdel Rahman]?' demanded the undercover man.
'It's hands-off,' answered the agent.
'Why?' asked the operative.
'It was no accident that the sheikh got a visa and that he's still in the country,' replied the agent, visibly upset. 'He's here under the banner of national security, the State Department, the NSA [National Security Agency], and the CIA.
The agent pointed out that the sheikh had been granted a tourist visa, and later a green card, despite the fact that he was on a State Department terrorist watch-list that should have barred him from the country. He's an untouchable, concluded the agent."
Now the question is: who authorized the Sept. 11 WTC & Pentagon hijackers to train on US military bases and who intervened to stop the ones with criminal records from being denied access to a US military base and deported? These are the questions that we should be asking, not why there was an "intelligence failure."