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Clinton Hatched Wacky 'Black Ninja' Plot to Get al-Qaeda (Legacy)
NewsMax ^ | 11/13/02 | Limbacher

Posted on 11/13/2002 6:10:45 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

Two former Clintonoids are complaining that the Pentagon and FBI blocked Bill Clinton's half-hearted schemes to go after Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. But the aides' own example of Democrat-style counterterrorism clarifies why there was resistance.

Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon, "Clinton-era National Security Council experts on terrorism," say that after Clinton's missile attacks on al-Qaeda in Afghanistan "achieved little" in August 1998, he dreamed up this little stunt, the Associated Press reported today:

The prez approached Gen. Hugh Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and said, "It would scare the [expletive] out of al-Qaeda if suddenly a bunch of black ninjas rappelled out of helicopters in to the middle of their camp. It would get us an enormous deterrence and show those guys we're not afraid."

The Pentagon, however, predicted a disaster worthy of Jimmy Carter, who sent helicopters to Iran in hopes of rescuing 52 American hostages. "The result was the incineration of two helicopters and the deaths of eight servicemen," AP noted.

Thus, "Clinton's 'black ninja' plan never got off the ground."

The reader who alerted NewsMax to this item concluded, "I couldn't stop laughing."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; blackninja; clinton
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1 posted on 11/13/2002 6:10:45 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Bill Clinton is proof that demorats would vote for a houseplant if it had a -D after its name. Where did he get this idea, having a litttle "herb" and watching old movies with Roger?
2 posted on 11/13/2002 6:13:06 PM PST by mfreddy
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

democrat leadership conference

3 posted on 11/13/2002 6:13:21 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Have we fast-forwarded to Christmas? Suddenly, the Clinton Party has been giving us all of these wonderful gifts. I can't wait to hear what is next.
4 posted on 11/13/2002 6:13:50 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Clinton seems to have hand-picked General Hugh Shelton, and then re-appointed him when his term was out. Presumably General Shelton was incapable of coming up with an alternative plan that might have worked. Clinton surrounded himself with criminals, clowns, and incompetents at the highest levels of government.
5 posted on 11/13/2002 6:14:27 PM PST by Cicero
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Teenage Mutant Ninja Monica's? Aka Billy's Angels?
6 posted on 11/13/2002 6:15:17 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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7 posted on 11/13/2002 6:16:55 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
oMG, ROTFLMAO!!!!!!

What a wacko!

I have a better idea, how 'bout we drop a bomb on there a$$es. Wouldn't that work????
8 posted on 11/13/2002 6:18:21 PM PST by rs79bm
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The prez approached Gen. Hugh Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and said, "It would scare the [expletive] out of al-Qaeda if suddenly a bunch of black ninjas rappelled out of helicopters in to the middle of their camp. It would get us an enormous deterrence and show those guys we're not afraid."

Rappel out of helicopters in to the middle of their camp and do what? Kill them all? Make funny faces at them? Shout "Boo"?

This has to be one of the dumbest ideas I have ever heard.

a.cricket

9 posted on 11/13/2002 6:18:40 PM PST by another cricket
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Ninjas. What an idiot. I woulda sent in The Power Rangers !
10 posted on 11/13/2002 6:19:18 PM PST by Texas Eagle
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To: Cicero
There is a clear explanation for this:

easily taken advantage of.
11 posted on 11/13/2002 6:19:33 PM PST by rs79bm
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Maybe another legacy stimulus with reference to the people Carter sent into Iran.
12 posted on 11/13/2002 6:19:52 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Rush talked about this today. I laughed right out loud while driving back from lunch.
13 posted on 11/13/2002 6:20:09 PM PST by mombonn
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

14 posted on 11/13/2002 6:20:34 PM PST by mhking
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
It would have been scarier if they jumped out wearing Ol' Crusties.
15 posted on 11/13/2002 6:20:57 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
HEH, HEH
Those darn ninjas.

They're Wacky

---The Tick

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CONGEAL...

---Ninja
16 posted on 11/13/2002 6:21:55 PM PST by avg_freeper
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Why are American soldiers so stupid, and such cowards? They prefer to sneak around on the ground, wear camoflauge, and shoot at enemy soldiers from as long a range as possible. Why don't they take off their camo and put on some G.I. Gis? Why don't they get into a ninjacopter, and jump out in the middle of the enemy camp, and ninja-strike them to death?

If our military isn't capable of this, why not? I demand answers! If our military cannot fight like ninjas, how will they be able to stop the Taliban's ninja warriors? We spend literally trillions of dollars every year on the military, and we have yet to achieve ninja capability, or ninja tech.

We might have The Bomb, but Osama has The Ninja.

17 posted on 11/13/2002 6:24:20 PM PST by xm177e2
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To: InvisibleChurch
LOL! What a moron.
18 posted on 11/13/2002 6:25:55 PM PST by Aquinasfan
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Too damn bad we didn't drop Clinton into an al Qaeda camp dressed in a pair of Hef's old black silk lounging pajamas. Bin Laden's boys woulda died laughing.
19 posted on 11/13/2002 6:26:57 PM PST by Argus
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20 posted on 11/13/2002 6:29:14 PM PST by shadowman99
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
You know what...I grow weary of Clinton attacks...he is his own worst enemy...nothing you or I say about this disgrace will deepen or lessen that fact...
21 posted on 11/13/2002 6:29:17 PM PST by antaresequity
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Always remember...

The purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill people.

QUAH!

}:-)4

22 posted on 11/13/2002 6:29:21 PM PST by Moose4
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Well, the first black ninja president certainly had his all his options open, and then some. After all, Sudan did offer Clinton, bin Laden's head at least three times. But, Clinton declined saying that he didn't have as yet have a legal reason to accept the Sudanese offer.

What the heck, maybe the president wanted the black ninja's to deliver the subpeona.

23 posted on 11/13/2002 6:30:36 PM PST by harpo11
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To: harpo11
After all, Sudan did offer Clinton, bin Laden's head at least three times.

There's only one kind of head Bubba cares about.

24 posted on 11/13/2002 6:33:13 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I thought I read this somewhere else in the last couple of days. How sure are we this is accurate? This sounds like a hoax. If true,it is even more humiliating to be a democrat than I thought.
25 posted on 11/13/2002 6:34:16 PM PST by Reb Raider
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
That stuff may have worked when dealing with Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Elian, but when your dealing with terrorists, a man in a black mask is only gonna piss em off more.


26 posted on 11/13/2002 6:34:33 PM PST by unixfox
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

I feel safer already.

27 posted on 11/13/2002 6:35:07 PM PST by martin_fierro
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28 posted on 11/13/2002 6:36:47 PM PST by martin_fierro
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"Paging Hong Kong Phooey, Paging Hong Kong Phooey, please report to President Clintoon for secret mission.....that is all!!"
29 posted on 11/13/2002 6:40:03 PM PST by Fighter@heart
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

The Clinton Legacy (Vinyl or Magnetic Bumper Sticker or License Plate)

30 posted on 11/13/2002 6:40:51 PM PST by Seeking the truth
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To: unixfox
Do these two clowns know what an ASS this makes their former boss out to be?

Sometimes silence is all you need for damage control. But with Bill, noooooooooooo...
31 posted on 11/13/2002 6:42:36 PM PST by lavrenti
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32 posted on 11/13/2002 6:52:28 PM PST by paul in cape
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"It would scare the [expletive] out of al-Qaeda if suddenly a bunch of black ninjas rappelled out of helicopters ...

Why black ninja's? Wouldn't white or hispanic ninja's suffice?

Once again, the black man dies first!

Nope, he's no friend to the black man. ;-)

33 posted on 11/13/2002 7:10:38 PM PST by Mike K
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
These ideas are self evidently the machinations of a hopped up coke-head. It is utterly amzing that the U.S. survived his tenure as well as it did. However I believe there are many cases of the damage he did yet to be revealed to the public.
34 posted on 11/13/2002 7:11:51 PM PST by One_who_hopes_to_know
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
If this is not proof that Billy-Jeff was snorting coke like a vaccuum then I don't know what is.

Picture it, Ole Huggy-Bubba all coked out, glassy-eyed "hey Hugh - hehe - what if we like get some like ya know black ninja's - hehe - and we like ya know we like put in these helicopters see - hehe - oh man this is so cool. we get him like those choppers and ya know and we oh hey you gonna eat that, oh man thanks, i have the munchies something awful. oh yeah yeah where was I - oh yeah - ok hugh here it is man, we get thes ninja's in the choppers and. Ya following me. hey I'm talking to you. yeah ok like we get these ninja's in these choppers, and we - heyyy Eleanor - wooo woooo - oh man hugh , i tell you what talk about a golfball through a, oh sorry where was I. I yeah, ninja's, choppers - oh man Hillary heard be yell at Eleanor, oh man another ashtray upside the head tonight. ok anyway - we like get these ninja's and we get them in the choppers, and they like repel into Bin-Laden's camp. Is that greast or what. HAHAHAHAHA . Hugh? uh Hugh? oh man. Damn, heyyy Monica, how ya doin babe."

35 posted on 11/13/2002 7:21:40 PM PST by commish
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GMTA!!!!!
36 posted on 11/13/2002 7:22:14 PM PST by commish
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
another example of Clinton living in Hollywood land.
Soo outta touch, we are lucky more insanity didn't happen.
37 posted on 11/13/2002 7:38:47 PM PST by blackbag
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To: blackbag; cardinal4
Hmmmmm. clinton (CINC), "Hugh, y'all drop some ninjas in on those terrorist camps, ya hear?"

CJCS: Sod off, sir.

When CinC gives CJCS an order, doesn't CJCS USUALLY say, "Aye, Aye, Sir," and hop to it?

This clown gets more and more bizarre as time goes by. ((Hey, neat title for a song.))

38 posted on 11/13/2002 7:56:38 PM PST by Ax
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To: Paul Atreides
LOL!!!

I'm just wondering what movie came out in the Summer of '98 that may have made a deep and lasting impression and inpsiration for Bill Clinton's formulation of his "black-clad ninja" attack plans?

39 posted on 11/13/2002 8:07:01 PM PST by harpo11
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The prez approached Gen. Hugh Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and said, "It would scare the [expletive] out of al-Qaeda if suddenly a bunch of black ninjas rappelled out of helicopters in to the middle of their camp. It would get us an enormous deterrence and show those guys we're not afraid.

Earth to ex-CINC(or in x42's case, ex-SINK)...wouldn't a daisycutter--or a good ol' fashioned B-52 payload--dropped into their camp in the middle of the night be more effective? Plus we'd save who-knows-how-much in Ginsu Cutlery Procurement.

40 posted on 11/13/2002 8:13:53 PM PST by Snake65
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection; Travis McGee
"...and show those guys we're not afraid."

Jeeeze, It sounds like Blow Job Bubba was volunteering to go with the grunts...

I had no idea that the bastard was so brave. </ sarcasm>
Semper Fi

41 posted on 11/13/2002 8:19:36 PM PST by river rat
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To: xm177e2
We might have The Bomb, but Osama has The Ninja.

And Bush ain't got no "Gravitas" ...

42 posted on 11/13/2002 8:20:08 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Every night before I go to bed a thank God that grownups are back in charge in the White House.
43 posted on 11/13/2002 8:29:43 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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44 posted on 11/14/2002 5:14:22 AM PST by cardinal4
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I really don't understand the thinking here. The US Army's 43 Ninja Battalion is an elite fighting force that is commanded by Col. Wilma Deering and Capt. Buck Rogers. They have been trained by Master Yoda himself in the use of the force. their Combat support group is the 73 th mess kit repair battalion which has served the underground balloon corps with honor in the past.....Its beginning to look to me as the Pentagon had in for poor Bill Clinton
45 posted on 11/14/2002 7:31:40 AM PST by rkrtgw
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To: river rat
"and show those guys we're not afraid TO GET AMERICAN SOLDIERS KILLED, WOUNDED, CAPTURED AND TORTURED."
46 posted on 11/14/2002 7:33:39 AM PST by Travis McGee
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Haven't you guys heard? Klinton himself is a black belt. In menacing gestures.
47 posted on 11/14/2002 7:42:54 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

In using the term "Black Ninja," did The 'Toon mean Special Warfare Operators, (SF, SEALS, Delta, Rangers, Recon, etc.) in black uniforms?.....

or did he mean Japaneese Negros?

Enquiring minds......

48 posted on 11/14/2002 12:44:37 PM PST by MindBender26
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To: rkrtgw
That's the 73rd mess kit repair battalion, (AIRBORNE)

Get it right, Fella...... :~)
49 posted on 11/14/2002 12:46:47 PM PST by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26
I heard this on the radio yesterday and had a hearty laugh.

Poor bill-still trying to save his legacy.

He always blames his ineptitude on someone else-here it is the pentagon and others. Geeeeeez. What a failed so called LEADER.

There have to be documents around to prove this grubby man actually did make an attempt to go after Osama-etc. I mean---he DID BLOW the chance to have Osama handed over to us---just think----if he had been a real leader and taken this opportunity, 9/11 might NEVER have happened.

50 posted on 11/14/2002 12:47:51 PM PST by Republic
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