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MUST-READ BOOK FOR DEMOCRATS: How clintons' Failures Unleashed Global Terror
regnery.com ^ | 9.2.03 | various, Mia T

Posted on 09/02/2003 1:14:10 PM PDT by Mia T

MUST-READ BOOK FOR DEMOCRATS:
How clintons' Failures Unleashed Global Terror
(Who in his right mind would ever want the clintons back in the Oval Office?)

 

Losing bin Laden: How Bill Clinton’s Failures Unleashed Global Terror
by Richard Miniter
Regnery Publishing, Inc.; ISBN: 0895260743
Hardcover - 256 pages (September 2003)

Years before the public knew about bin Laden, Bill Clinton did. Bin Laden first attacked Americans during Clinton’s presidential transition in December 1992. He struck again at the World Trade Center in February 1993. Over the next eight years the archterrorist’s attacks would escalate killing hundreds and wounding thousands&emdash;while Clinton did his best to stymie the FBI and CIA and refused to wage a real war on terror.

Why?

The answer is here in investigative reporter Richard Miniter’s stunning exposé that includes exclusive interviews with both of Clinton’s National Security Advisors, Clinton’s counter-terrorism czar, his first CIA director, his Secretary of State, his Secretary of Defense, top CIA and FBI agents, lawmakers from both parties and foreign intelligence officials from France, Sudan, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as on the-scene coverage from Sudan, Egypt, and elsewhere.

In Losing bin Laden you’ll learn:

  • The new evidence that Clinton knew about Sudan’s offers to arrest bin Laden&emdash;and why he ignored them

  • The never before told story of the Saudi government attempt to assassinate bin Laden

  • Why Bill Clinton refused to meet with his first director of Central Intelligence

  • Drawn from secret Sudanese intelligence files, the never-before-told story of Bin Laden’s role in shooting down America’s Black Hawk helicopters in Mogadishu, Somalia&emdash;and how Clinton manipulated the news media to keep the worst off America’s TV screens

  • How Clinton ignored intelligence and offers of cooperation against bin Laden from Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance

  • How Bill Clinton scuttled a secret offer from the United Arab Emirates to arrest bin Laden

  • The 1993 World Trade Center attack&emdash;why Clinton refused to believe it had been bombed; why the CIA was kept out of the investigation; and how one of the FBI’s most trusted informants was actually a double agent working for bin Laden

  • Why the CIA never funded bin Laden&emdash;despite the liberal myths

  • How Clinton ignored Yemen’s pleas for help in arresting bin Laden&emdash;in 1993

  • The untold story of a respected Congressman who repeatedly warned Clinton officials about bin Laden in 1993&emdash;and why he was ignored

  • Revealed for the first time: how Clinton and a Democratic Senator stopped the CIA from hiring Arabic translators&emdash;while phone intercepts from bin Laden remained untranslated

  • How the Predator spy plane&emdash;which spotted bin Laden three times&emdash;was grounded by bureaucratic infighting.

  • Plus much more, including, appendices of secret documents and photos, as well as the established links between bin Laden and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

Losing bin Laden is a dramatic, page-turning read, a riveting account of a terror war that bin Laden openly declared, but that Clinton left largely unfought. With a pounding narrative, up-close characters and detailed scenes, it takes you inside the Oval Office, the White House Situation Room and within some of the deadliest terrorist cells that America has ever faced. If Clinton had fought back, the attacks on September 11, 2001 might never have happened.

Losing bin Laden is a story&emdash;and one hell of a lesson&emdash;that the reader will never forget.

EXCERPTS:
Losing bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror
Miniter, Richard

"[CIA Director] Woolsey tried to establish a rapport with the president. Sometimes he would accompany the CIA briefing officer to the White House for the daily intelligence briefing. He hoped the President would invite him in, as was customary in past Administrations. Though the President was told that Woolsey was waiting outside in an anteroom, Clinton never asked to see him."


"This frank report reveals that the CIA and other senior policymakers knew about bin Laden-related intelligence failures as early as 1996 -- five years before the September 11 attacks -- and did little about them. It also shows that CIA director Woolsey's concerns were correct. But he couldn't get Clinton's help to beef up funding for the recruitment of local sources. He couldn't even get a meeting with Clinton. So America was in the dark, as bin Laden plotted."


"The New York FBI office knew about a growing network of Islamic extremists in the tri-state area, but the agents couldn't even open a full investigation. . . . And, in 1993, the idea of punishing small, seemingly insignificant crimes as a way of preventing larger ones had not yet taken hold. The FBI was aware that many Islamic radicals were training with weapons at Connecticut and Pennsylvania gun ranges. . . ."


"Saddam Hussein's punishment for plotting to kill a former American President [George Bush] was the destruction of an empty building in central Baghdad. Clinton, who exercised the death penalty in his home state for convicted murderers, wanted to minimize casualties. The missile strike was most likely not seen as a sign of strength by an Iraqi dictator who would casually order executions over lunch."


"The next crisis came on August 8 [1993], when a U.S. Army humvee drove down a rough road in southern Mogadishu. Concealed in a pothole was a land mine. A wire ran from the mine to a nearby building. A Somali spotter watched the vehicle approach. When the humvee was in position, he clicked the detonator. Four American military policemen were murdered. . . . Again, the President took no action."



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THE CLINTONS--AMERICA'S BIGGEST BLUNDER
Hear Bush 41 Warn Us--October 19, 1992*

hear

*Thanx to Cloud William for text and audio

 

LEHRER: President Bush, your closing statement, sir.

PRESIDENT BUSH: Three weeks from now--two weeks from tomorrow, America goes to the polls and you're going to have to decide who you want to lead this country ...

On foreign affairs, some think it's irrelevant. I believe it's not. We're living in an interconnected world...And if a crisis comes up, ask who has the judgment and the experience and, yes, the character to make the right decision?

And, lastly, the other night on character Governor Clinton said it's not the character of the president but the character of the presidency. I couldn't disagree more. Horace Greeley said the only thing that endures is character. And I think it was Justice Black who talked about great nations, like great men, must keep their word.

And so the question is, who will safeguard this nation, who will safeguard our people and our children? I need your support, I ask for your support. And may God bless the United States of America.

(Applause)

 

play tape

 

LEFT-WING TALK RADIO 2: "It's the terrorism, stupid."

 

by Mia T, 1-21-03

 

 

 

PART 1
PART 2

Hear clinton stupidity, smallness, banality, fecklessness, ineptitude, prevarication, corruption, perfidy and utter failure directly from the rapist, himself. clinton provides the perfect foil for Bush, who makes a cameo appearance or two.

Pay special attention to Dan Rather's little story about terrorism hitting the U.S. "bigtime" during the clintons' tenure.

In particular, connect the following dots: the '93 WTC bombing. a certain bin Laden protégé and clinton's admission that he passed up bin Laden. Note clinton's spurious argument for this monumental failure.

To this day, clinton seems not to understand that bin Laden is -- and was in 1996 -- an enemy of the state, not a simple criminal.

clinton still seems not to get it -- the same terrorist --the terrorist he refused to take--hit the same building in '93.

Notwithstanding this, to hear clinton tell it, his disastrous decision not to take bin Laden when offered on a silver platter by Sudan, (arguably the worst decision ever made by a president), derived from his scrupulous avoidance of abusing power and trashing laws...

Yeah, right.

 

HEAR:

 

  • the attacks on America

     

  • Dan Rather ruminating on the terrorism that came to America "bigtime" during clinton years

     

  • Dan Rather relating OBL protégé, Ramzi Yousef threat to clinton FBI that the terrorists WILL complete the job

     

  • the clinton non-response to terror

     

  • FDR response (says national security a president's raison d'être)

     

  • Bush response:
    "I can hear YOU...,"

    "I [as opposed to clinton] will not wait on events, while dangers gather," etc.

     

  • Mike Moran "Osama bin Laden, you can kiss my royal Irish ass" battle cry

     

  • "go home hillary!" chant, etc.

 

hear

 

play tape

Thou art arm'd that hath thy crook'd schemers straight.
Cudgel thy brains no more, the clinton plots are great.

Mia T, On Neutered and Neutering
by Mia T and Edward Zehr (EZ)

A Fish Rots from the Head

Investor's Business Daily

 

Ijaz, an admitted Clinton supporter who helped negotiate these opportunities to nab bin Laden, said, "The silence of the Clinton administration in responding to these offers was deafening."

Ijaz says that three months before bin Laden's men blew up the USS Cole in Yemen, he "brought the White House another plausible offer to deal with bin Laden, by then known to be involved in the embassy bombings (in Tanzania and Kenya)... But senior Clinton officials sabotaged the offer."

Clinton's apparent boredom with vital information extended beyond Sudanese intelligence officers to his own intelligence officers. His first CIA director, James Woolsey, couldn't get a meeting with Clinton in the two years he served. Woolsey left the Clinton administration disgusted with its slovenly approach to national security. ...

To hear Clinton now say "We must do more to reduce the pool of potential terrorists" is thus beyond farce. He had numerous opportunities to reduce that pool, and he blew it.

The pool, in fact, grew larger on Clinton's watch, as he spent his final days giving pardons to drug dealers, Puerto Rican terrorists and Marc Rich, a fugitive who topped America's most-wanted list.

 

NEW AUDIO!

Hear the Bill Bennett epilogue

 In this light, Clinton's order to the CIA that it not use "unsavory characters" to collect information pushes irony to its outer limits.

 
hillary clinton blames better half for terrorism
(SHE knew, "you know," nuttin')

Meet the Press, 12-09-01

 

Mia T, 12-09-01

 

 

Clinton's failure to grasp the opportunity to unravel increasingly organized extremists, coupled with Berger's assessments of their potential to directly threaten the U.S., represents one of the most serious foreign policy failures in American history

Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize

 

Bill Clinton may not be the worst president America has had, but surely he is the worst person to be president.*

-GEORGE WILL, Sleaze, the sequel

 

 

Had George Will written Sleaze, the sequel (the "sequel" is, of course, hillary) after 9-11-01, I suspect that he would have had to forgo the above conceit, as the doubt expressed in the setup phrase was, from that day forward, no longer operational.

Indeed, assessing the clinton presidency an abject failure is not inconsistent with commentary coming from the left, most recently the LA Times: "Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize."

When the clintons left office, I predicted that the country would eventually learn--sadly, the hard way--that this depraved, self-absorbed and inept pair had placed America (and the world) in mortal danger. But I was thinking years, not months.

It is very significant that hillary clinton didn't deny clinton culpability for the terrorism. (Meet the Press, 12-09-01), notwithstanding tired tactics (if you can't pass the buck, spread the blame) and chronic "KnowNothing Victim Clinton" self-exclusion.

If leftist pandering keeps the disenfranchized down in perpetuity, clinton pandering,("it's the economy, stupid"), kept the middle and upper classes wilfully ignorant for eight years.

And ironically, both results (leftist social policy and the clinton economy) are equally illusory, fraudulent. It is becoming increasingly clear that clinton covertly cooked the books even as he assiduously avoided essential actions that would have negatively impacted the economy--the ultimate source of his continued power--actions like, say, going after the terrorists.

It is critically important that hillary clinton fail in her grasp for power; read Peggy Noonan's little book, 'The Case Against Hillary Clinton' and Barbara Olson's two books; it is critical that the West de-clintonize, but that will be automatic once it is understood that the clintons risked civilization itself in order to gain and retain power.

It shouldn't take books, however, to see that a leader is a dangerous, self-absorbed sicko. People should be able to figure that out for themselves. The electorate must be taught to think, to reason. It must be able to spot spin, especially in this age of the electronic demagogue.

I am not hopeful. As Bertrand Russell noted, "Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. "

 

 

 

*George Will continues: There is reason to believe that he is a rapist ("You better get some ice on that," Juanita Broaddrick says he told her concerning her bit lip), and that he bombed a country to distract attention from legal difficulties arising from his glandular life, and that. ... Furthermore, the bargain that he and his wife call a marriage refutes the axiom that opposites attract. Rather, she, as much as he, perhaps even more so, incarnates Clintonism

 

THE INTERMINABLE clintons
It's time to take out the trash...
A Senate en passant capture is THE MOVE...

NEW AUDIO! Hear the Bill Bennett (PARDONGATE) epilogue .

 

 

Free Republic is one of those groups obsessed with the Clinton era.

Word's out: Protest at Hillary's tonight
(Freeper Named In Washington Whispers Article!!!!
U.S. News & World Report (Washington Whispers) |
March 11, 2003 | Paul Bedard

 

I'll bet that Mr. Bedard is a member of "one of those groups" so "obsessed" with voting in the clintons that they--ooops-- failed to notice the obvious danger of the lovely couple.

Thanx for 9/11, Paul...

"ONE OF THOSE GROUPS OBSESSED WITH THE CLINTONS"

The Real Danger of a Fake President:
Post-9/11 Reconsideration of The Placebo President

Democratic Party's Problem Transcends Its Anti-War Contingent

 


Q ERTY6 utter failure
missus clinton's REAL virtual office updateBUMP

1 posted on 09/02/2003 1:14:13 PM PDT by Mia T
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To: GoOrdnance
bump for later
3 posted on 09/02/2003 1:21:39 PM PDT by RightWingMama
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To: Republic; WorkingClassFilth; jla
The Man Who Warned America
(Why a Rapist is Not a Fit President)
Q ERTY6 ping
View the Juanita Broaddrick clintonRAPE interview NOW


thanx to WorkingClassFilth for the video
special thanx to Jim Robinson

NOTE:

You will need QuickTime Player to view the Broaddrick clintonRAPE interview. Most browsers already contain this plug-in.

The Broaddrick clintonRAPE interview is a large file, but will start playing immediately, i.e., will stream, in all browsers except Internet Explorer (IE).

IE users can also get the Broaddrick clintonRAPE movie to stream by opening QuickTime Player, selecting "open URL in new player" and pasting in the Broaddrick clintonRAPE movie URL:

http://209.157.64.215/broaddrick_clintonrape.mov

OPENING THE MOVIE DIRECTLY IN QUICKTIME HAS THE ADDED ADVANTAGE OF NOT DOWNLOADING THIS VERY LARGE FILE ONTO YOUR HARD DRIVE.

A SUGGESTION:

Burn CDs of the Broaddrick clintonRAPE interview and hand them out at FReeps; hand them out on campuses; hand them out everywhere.

Printing the CD or a label -- or even a cd sleeve or insert -- with the above graphic would enhance the impact, in my view.

George Will continues: There is reason to believe that he is a rapist ("You better get some ice on that," Juanita Broaddrick says he told her concerning her bit lip), and that he bombed a country to distract attention from legal difficulties arising from his glandular life, and that. ... Furthermore, the bargain that he and his wife call a marriage refutes the axiom that opposites attract. Rather, she, as much as he, perhaps even more so, incarnates Clintonism

GEORGE WILL, SLEAZE, THE SEQUEL

 



eyes wide shut
(she knew… she raped, too)
the movie
(requires Flash Player 6, available HERE)

4 posted on 09/02/2003 1:22:45 PM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: GoOrdnance
We can't blame Clinton for that attack since it occured only about a month after he took office

Yes, but we can blame him for doing virtually nothing in response to it other than jailing the blind cleric. And blame him for a continuing willfulness to do nothing about increasingly frequent and increasingly deadly attacks worldwide over the next eight years.
5 posted on 09/02/2003 1:23:42 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Mia T
Suggest you change to title to "A BOOK THAT WILL NEVER BE READ BY DEMOCRATS".
6 posted on 09/02/2003 1:24:22 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: GoOrdnance
You are missing the point. It's what clinton didn't do when he knew precisely what was going on.... The cowardly rapist (pardon the redundancy) could have nipped it in the bud.
7 posted on 09/02/2003 1:26:32 PM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: Rummyfan
Precisely BUMP
8 posted on 09/02/2003 1:27:53 PM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: WorkingClassFilth; Gail Wynand; looscannon; Lonesome in Massachussets; IVote2; Slyfox; ...
10-Yr Anniversary of WTC Bombing Marks clintons' Utter Failure PING
9 posted on 09/02/2003 1:31:31 PM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: UCANSEE2
The survival instinct trumps party loyalty.

I predict that the (albeit minuscule) subset of rational rank and file dems will, in fact, read it (if only surreptitiously).
13 posted on 09/02/2003 1:41:55 PM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: GoOrdnance
The difference you fail to acknowledge is this: During 8 years of the clintons' utter failure, terrorism morphed into an organized global monster capable of taking out all of us. The rapist clintons were warned that this was the case, but did nothing. They are culpable. Period.
14 posted on 09/02/2003 1:51:35 PM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: UCANSEE2; Mia T
ditto.
To think that any liberals would actually read a book is pretty optimistic.
15 posted on 09/02/2003 1:52:10 PM PDT by dogbrain ("ASK ME ABOUT MY H&K P7M8")
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To: Mia T
Oh yes. There are those dems that will read it to see if they can figure out the mistakes Clinton made, so as not to make them again.

I.E. How can I treat the US and it's population as my Whorehouse/Vaudeville Circus and get away with it?

17 posted on 09/02/2003 2:02:21 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: GoOrdnance
It is easy to see how asymmetric warfare had been perceived by previous presidents as the quaint methods of a third world.

The magnitude of the threat only became clear under clinton.
18 posted on 09/02/2003 2:11:38 PM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: Mia T
The magnitude of the threat only became clear and grew exponentially under clinton.
19 posted on 09/02/2003 2:17:55 PM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: Mia T
hello Mia
bttt
21 posted on 09/02/2003 2:21:21 PM PDT by firewalk (thanks for the ping)
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To: UCANSEE2
Suggest you change to title to "A BOOK THAT WILL NEVER BE READ BY DEMOCRATS".

Yup. Too few of them can read; and if they can, they do not understand reason and logic. (think "professors" as in Berkley or in the NorthEast).

22 posted on 09/02/2003 2:28:39 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Mia T
If you want democrats to read, I hope that the chapters are really short. A lot of pictures would help too.
23 posted on 09/02/2003 2:31:50 PM PDT by Snowy (My golden retriever can lick your honor student)
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To: GoOrdnance
ME:
It is easy to see how asymmetric warfare had been perceived by previous presidents as the quaint method of a third world.

The magnitude of the threat only became clear (and grew exponentially) under clinton.

 

YOU:

The bombing of the WTC, had it succeeded, would have killed upwards of 50,000 people. It would have made 9/11, as horrible as it was, look like a picnic. There would have been no escape as the towers collapsed immediatly after the bomb detonated

I guess we can agree to disagree. Many people saw the threat of Islamic radicallism quite clearly when the Shah of Iran fell in 1979

 

Your observation about the WTC in fact supports my position.

1993 was a watershed in modern American history, a time that should have forever and instantaneously changed the response of the American president to terrorism.

But the rapist did nothing.

24 posted on 09/02/2003 3:00:40 PM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: Mia T
bump for later reference
25 posted on 09/02/2003 3:55:46 PM PDT by appalachian_dweller (If we accept responsibility for our own actions, we are indeed worthy of our freedom. Bill Whittle)
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To: GoOrdnance; All
NEVER FORGET


...WHY did HILLARY & BILL CLINTON refuse 3-Offers from the Sudan during the 1990's to extradite our No. 1 Terrorist Enemy OSAMA bin LADEN to a U.S. Jail & Trial that would have prevented the Attacks on us all on September 11, 2001..?


'Remember the Lost and Suffering on September 11, 2001'

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=33



NEVER FORGET
26 posted on 09/02/2003 4:44:12 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com ..)
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To: All; Rummyfan; BKO; Carl/NewsMax; Ann Coulter; PhilDragoo; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Joy Angela; ...
NEVER FORGET


...BILL CLINTON did NOT apprehend the Blind Muslim Cleric who masterminded the World Trade Center Bombing-1993. He and HILLARY simply took credit for doing so, on TV, using it as THE example that they were not soft on terrorism during the 1990's ..when they were..!!

...It was actually my fellow Veteran of the Battle of IA DRANG-1965, and Tower 2's Head of Security for Morgan Stanley Brokerage House, RICK RESCORLA and his lifelong Army Buddy & Terrorism Expert DAN HILL that tracked down and brought this Blind Cleric to Justice immediately after the World Trade Center Bombing-1993.

...RICK RESCORLA paid for it all with his own life later on as Tower 2 came crashing down on him on September 11, 2001 after his saving 1,000's of other lives there.


To Sign our U.S. 7th Cavalry's Petition for BUSH to award RICK RESCORLA the Presidential Medal of Freedom:


http://www.lzxray.com



Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer / Vet-U.S. 7th Cavalry's Opening Days of the Vietnam War-1965

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm
(Photos)


NEVER FORGET
27 posted on 09/02/2003 5:08:39 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com ..)
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To: Mia T; All
.."IS it SAFE?" = President HILLARY..

http://www.WashingtonDispatch.com/wdforum/DCForumID1/186.html
28 posted on 09/02/2003 5:12:43 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com ..)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Bump.
29 posted on 09/02/2003 5:15:54 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: Mia T; All
.."IS it SAFE?" = HILLARY on Senate Armed Services Committee..

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=629
30 posted on 09/02/2003 5:16:30 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com ..)
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To: Mia T
I share your enmity towards both Clintons... you're right about the complete lack of action by the perp in striking out at terrorism, even as compelling, factual intelligence reached him on a daily basis regarding those responsible...

having said that... GoOrdnance is right- that all previous administrations either responded proportionally, or not at all to terrorist strikes against Americans... the American public was all too comfortable in this tit for tat form of justice, as the ghosts of Viet Nam altered and skewed their perceptions (think quagmire)...

to digress... I was in the military (Army-airborne) stationed at Ft Bragg, NC, living in a WWII barracks at the end of a runway at Pope AF Base when we invaded Grenada... to a man, Grenada was the last place on Earth that any of us thought was the target for invasion... over 250 U S Marines had been killed in Beirut less than 30 days previously, so it was quite obvious where we were going... incredibly, Grenada was the destination...

the message that this sent to terrorists was devastating and would have a lasting effect on the U S and conversely would embolden the worst of the worst to continue the attacks on America as we were not willing to pay the price... Beirut was the model... we put our tails between our legs and retreated stateside... our present Commander in Chief, along with his administration, and the might and sword of U S military power, are prosecuting those that would do America harm... slowly, we are rectifying a long over due, horribly ineffective, dangerous policy of equitable retaliation...

31 posted on 09/02/2003 5:17:21 PM PDT by railsplitter
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To: GoOrdnance
see my post to Mia T @ # 31...
32 posted on 09/02/2003 5:20:09 PM PDT by railsplitter
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To: Mia T
The survival instinct trumps party loyalty.

Very interesting thought.

I'm trying to picture my very liberal sister reading this book and I just can't imagine it. She hates Bush as much as I hate Clinton.

az

33 posted on 09/02/2003 5:22:05 PM PDT by Arizona
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To: Arizona
to put it another way... the old saw is... the end justifies the means... THIS IS THE WAY & MANTRA OF THE LEFT !... know thine enemy...
34 posted on 09/02/2003 5:26:36 PM PDT by railsplitter
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To: Arizona
I'm trying to picture my very liberal sister reading this book and I just can't imagine it. She hates Bush as much as I hate Clinton

...unlike my very liberal brother, who hates the clintons as much as he hates Bush -- perhaps even more so.... ;)

36 posted on 09/02/2003 6:04:22 PM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: railsplitter; BKO; PhilDragoo; flamefront; Clinton Is Scum
HILLARY Diane RODHAM =
WILLIAM Jefferson CLINTON =

Supporters of our Terrorist Enemy HO CHI MINH's Communist Victory over Freedom and US during the Vietnam War.

Nothing has changed since.

During his Impeachment Saga, President BILL CLINTON went down to publically apologize to the People of Central America for America's having fought on the "Wrong" Side against the CASTRO-Backed Communists that were trying to take over Central America during the early 1980's.

Since leaving office, Former President BILL CLINTON has publically stated that "America probably won't even be around in 300 years" while blaming America and Christianity for the Attacks on us all on September 11, 2001.

...And now HILLARY prepares to announce for the Presidency of the United States on the 2nd Aniversary of the Attacks that she herself helped bring down on us all by refusing 3 Offers to bring our No. 1 Terrorist Enemy OSAMA bin LADEN here during the 1990's..?

...This is about 2 Enemies of the State that have not yet been held accountable for their actions against US, thanks to their TV Network Friends' News Broadcast Sins of Ommission =

-TOM BROKAW
-PETER JENNINGS
-DAN RATHER


NEVER FORGET
37 posted on 09/02/2003 6:10:02 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com ..)
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To: Mia T
Miniter due up next on Hannity & Colmes. Hopefully you get foxnews.
38 posted on 09/02/2003 6:50:04 PM PDT by StarFan
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The season for good books! Don't forget Barr McClellan's new book on how LBJ had JFK killed published by Hanover House I believe. More Dem doings. This time, to each other.

The book is about many murders connected to LBJ. For some reason the "suicide" of U.S. Ag inspector Henry Marshall affected me in a manner that was repeated when Vince Foster "committed suicide." Now I know who murdered Marshall. At the time we all knew LBJ and Billie Sol Estes were involved. Now we know the details

For years I've heard that the CIA did it. BS I thought. But if LBJ was involved I'd believe Elvis Presley assassinated President Kennedy.

I believe there are some 600 comments about the book in an earlier posting if I read the numbers correctly. http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/969184/posts

39 posted on 09/02/2003 6:50:07 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Regnery is my favorite publisher --- a beacon of truth in a sea of liberal-lying-publishers.
40 posted on 09/02/2003 10:14:28 PM PDT by onyx (Name an honest democrat? I can't either!)
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To: Mia T
YES! I was hoping you would put together a thread featuring "Losing Bin Laden". Great work as always, Mia!
41 posted on 09/02/2003 10:25:48 PM PDT by nutmeg (Is the DemocRATic party extinct yet?)
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bttt
42 posted on 09/02/2003 11:44:21 PM PDT by nutmeg (Is the DemocRATic party extinct yet?)
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To: StarFan
Thx. ;)
43 posted on 09/03/2003 1:23:23 AM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
bump!
44 posted on 09/03/2003 1:24:01 AM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: nutmeg
thx. :)
45 posted on 09/03/2003 1:24:58 AM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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EXCERPT:

OHN O'Neill, the new FBI section chief for counter-terrorism, spent the night of March 8, 1995, studying a rambling communiqué from a little-known Saudi expatriate named Osama bin Laden.

At the time, U.S. terrorism experts believed the biggest threats were Hezbollah and Hamas, not something called al Qaeda.

A few days after he read bin Laden's angry denunciation of the Saudi royal family for allowing U.S. military bases in their country, O'Neill arrived at a meeting with FBI Deputy Director Robert "Bear" Bryant armed with a developing belief that bin Laden was in fact the world's most pressing threat.

Bryant was impressed.

"The first time I ever heard of bin Laden was from John O'Neill," he recalled. ONeill also began discussing bin Laden with Richard Clarke, the national coordinator for counter-terrorism.

O'Neill compared bin Laden to a young Adolf Hitler, making ominous threats that no one took seriously.

"It's like 'Mein Kampf,' he said. "Men you read what this guy says he's going to do, he's serious."

In the next three years, O'Neill investigated al Qaeda's bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, was named special agent in charge of the national security division of the FBI's New York office and delivered a speech warning that terrorists could strike on U.S. soil at any time.

He was awake at 4 a.m. on Aug. 7, 1998, when the encrypted telephone rang at his Peter Cooper Village home. Two U.S. embassies, in Kenya and Tanzania, had been bombed.

He was the first to call the FBI office at 26 Federal Plaza, recalled Detective Pat Pogan.

"We have to get moving on this," O'Neill said. "I know who did this. It's bin Laden."

O'Neill wanted to fly to Africa to lead the investigation. The bombings had killed 247 people. His New York office had the expertise about bin Laden and he was upset when he was told to wait. But he was outraged later that month when President Clinton, three days after his televised admission about Monica Lewinsky, went on TV again to announce, "Today we have struck back."

U.S. Tomahawk missiles were fired at a bin Laden camp in Afghanistan and a pharmaceutical plant in the Sudan that intelligence sources identified as a chemical weapons facility.

O'Neill immediately believed that Clinton launched the attack to deflect attention from the Lewinsky scandal and his impending impeachment.

He and a few people side a tight circle of national. security officials also knew that Clinton was using old intelligence in selecting the targets.

In fact, it was as much as a year out of date, not nearly fresh enough to justify the launch of a surgically precise air assault.

O'Neill wasn't the only major FBI figure who was upset. Amazingly, the White House had failed to notify FBI Director Louis Freeh -- who had just arrived in Kenya. Freeh and Clinton already had a frosty relationship. Hundreds of Freeh's agents were investigate the bombings in two heavily Muslim countries that were loaded with bin Laden sympathizers.

"Freeh was pissed" said Lewis Schiliro, then head of the New York FBI office, who was with Freeh.

"We had agents on the streets, exposed and wearing FBI jackets, and the White House was firing in missiles. What better targets for reprisals than the FBI?'

The missile strikes had no appreciable military impact. But the bombing probe that followed defined the structure of al Qaeda and identified its leaders and key soldiers. Mary Jo White, former U.S. attorney, credits O'Neill.

"I cannot overstate it," she said. "John O'Neill in the investigation of the African embassy bombings created a template for all international terrorism investigations."

0'NEILL and Freeh had great respect for each other, but in some ways they could not have been more different...

 MURRAY WEISS, The Man Who Warned America
(Why a Rapist is Not a Fit President)

 

The Man Who Warned America is the mesmerizing story of John P. O'Neill, a flashy, larger-than-life FBI Special Agent who was one of the first people in counterterrorism to understand the threat posed to the United States by Islamic fundamentalists -- particularly al Qaeda. For years he monitored Osama bin Laden's activities, and was convinced that the terrorist mastermind would one day strike on U.S. soil. When he did strike on September 11, 2001, John O'Neill was among those killed in the World Trade Center, his unheeded warnings now tragically proven correct. Remarked a fellow terror expert, "He chased bin Laden all over the world and bin Laden caught up with him."

Author Murray Weiss here presents a respectful and vivid portrait of the brilliant, insightful, dogged, and creative O'Neill. He traces his adventurous and highly successful career as a Special Agent, during which he tracked down suspects including wily pornographers. But most importantly, Weiss recounts in impressive detail how this indefatigable and resourceful patriot tried in vain for years to alert the nation's chief guardians to the threat of militant Islam.

Weiss recounts how, as long ago as 1994, O'Neill told Bill Clinton's top counterterrorism advisers that Osama bin Laden was not just a "financier," as the CIA then referred to him, but was building a worldwide terrorist network and planning to target the United States. When terrorist Ramzi Yousef boasted, "Next time, we'll take the towers down," O'Neill was virtually alone in insisting that the terrorists could and would do just that.

As such, this book is much more than just the story of one man who loved his country and tried to save her from tragedy and disaster; it is a story of administrative ineptitude, indifference, and misplaced priorities that should serve as a warning to present and future government officials so that 9/11 is never repeated. A sampling of what John O'Neill knew about numerous key terrorism-related areas:

 

  • Our allies in Riyadh: "Everything needed to dismantle Osama bin Laden's organization can be found in Saudi Arabia"

     

  • Osama bin Laden: "It's like Mein Kampf. . . . When you read what the guy says he's going to do, he's serious. There are a lot of people who support him"

     

  • Foreign terrorist organizations: "They have the capacity to strike American soil any time they choose"

     

  • Why investigators were wrong in focusing on state sponsors of terrorism: "[Terrorists] are bound by a jihad, a religious belief as opposed to any nation or state"

 

Plus, you'll also learn:

 

  • How O'Neill forged a vast worldwide law enforcement network that formed the foundation for today's global anti-terrorist efforts

     

  • Our foreign policy in the Middle East: why O'Neill thought it was self-defeating for the U.S. to get entangled with the internal affairs of Saudi Arabia and its neighbors

     

  • How O'Neill determined that the destruction of TWA Flight 800 was not caused by a surface-to-air missile

     

  • Three watershed events that convinced O'Neill that the threat of Islamic terrorism was far more immediate than anyone else was willing to acknowledge

     

  • "The Lewinsky affair just hung over everything": why, no matter how compelling his evidence and arguments about terrorism were, O'Neill could never make a believer out of Bill Clinton or his National Security Council

     

  • Why O'Neill was enraged by Clinton's 1998 air strikes against supposed terrorist targets in Sudan

     

  • Osama bin Laden: how the inept Clinton actually added to his popularity in the Islamic world

     

  • How even Rudolph Giuliani brushed off the warnings of impending catastrophe from O'Neill

     

"A phenomenal piece of reporting and writing that grabs you and won't let go until the last page. Like no other book, it takes you inside the dirty secrets of America's internal wars in the fight against terrorism before 9/11. Based on unprecedented access to intelligence and law enforcement officials, The Man Who Warned America will surely be recognized as one of the very best books ever written on why 9/11 happened." -- Steven Emerson, author of American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us

"Much like Winston Churchill, John O'Neill tried to warn his fellow countrymen of an approaching storm of catastrophic proportions. A crime-busting superhero and a flamboyant bon vivant, he 'connected the dots' before most even knew there were dots. Murray Weiss uses his exceptional working knowledge of the history of terrorism and shows, through O'Neill's challenged and conflicted life, a man who tried to win the war that cannot be lost." -- Clint Van Zandt, former FBI chief hostage negotiator, criminal profiler, and NBC-TV analyst

What did he know. . . and when did he know it ?

by Mia T

5.17.02

 

"The instant that second plane hit, I said to the person with whom I was speaking, 'Bin Laden did this.' I knew immediately. I know what this network can do."

bill clinton

Clinton's FBI Learned In 1995 Of Plot To Use Terror Jetliner

Allan Favish via post on 10/3/01 4:22 AM Pacific by Mia T

Borderless Network of Terror
Bin Laden Followers Reach Across Globe

By Doug Struck, Howard Schneider, Karl Vick and Peter Baker
Washington Post Foreign Service
Sunday, September 23, 2001; Page A01

MANILA -- Abdul Hakim Murad washed his hands, and broke a basic rule of bombmaking.

When the water mixed with chemical residue in the kitchen sink of unit 603 in the Dona Josefa Apartments here in 1995, it set off an eruption that would reveal the inner workings of a clandestine terrorist cell allied with Osama bin Laden.

It also revealed a plan that gave a chilling preview of the attack in New York and Washington on Sept. 11.

Arrested and tortured by Philippine intelligence agents, Murad told the story of "Bojinka" -- "loud bang" -- the code name bin Laden operatives had given to an audacious plan to bomb 11 U.S. airliners simultaneously and fly an airplane into the CIA headquarters in Langley, Va...

COMPLETE ARTICLE

Struck reported from Manila, Schneider from Amman and Cairo, Vick from Aden and Baker from Tashkent. Staff writer Bill Branigin contributed to this report.

© 2001 The Washington Post Company

Clinton Warned on Bin Laden Hijack-Kamikaze Plot

Newsmax | 05.16.02

If you don't recall seeing the blaring post-9-11 headline "Clinton Warned on Bin Laden Hijack-Kamikaze Plot," it's not because your memory is failing.

In fact, the big media mostly ignored the story - in marked contrast to today's wall-to-wall coverage of news that President Bush received a pre-9-11 CIA briefing on a possible bin Laden hijack plot.

And while the warning transmitted to Bush gave no inkling that bin Laden planned to transform U.S. airliners into flying bombs and slam them into American office buildings, in fact, Clinton administration intelligence officials were in the possession of detailed information on an al Qaeda conspiracy to hijack several U.S. airliners - including a plan to crash one of the planes into the Pentagon or CIA.

It was called "Operation Bojinka," a 1995 plot hatched by an al Qaeda cell in the Philippines with an eye towards blowing up 12 American airliners. Some would be booby trapped with bombs like Pan Am 103, others hijacked like the four U.S. jets commandeered on 9-11 and crashed into buildings.

Though the mainstream press never demonstrated much enthusiasm for the story, Accuracy in Media's Reed Irvine detailed what the Clinton administration knew - and when it knew it - for NewsMax.com last October.

Citing a Sept. 13 Agence France-Presse report, Irvine noted that Philippine Police Chief Superintendent Avelino Razon had uncovered the plot to "plant bombs in U.S. airliners and hijack others to crash them into buildings like the CIA headquarters."

"Razon said (the plot) was found on the computer of Ramzi Yousef, the organizer of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center," Irvine reported. "He had fled to Pakistan, but his laptop was found in the apartment he shared with his accomplice, Abdul Hakim Murad. Razon said both were agents of Osama bin Laden."

A later Agence France-Press report noted:

"Among targets mentioned (in Yousef's computer files) was the World Trade Center in New York..... CIA offices in Virginia and the Sears Tower in Chicago."

Picking up where Irvine left off, the Washington Post quoted a Filipino investigator, who said that as he watched the attack on the World Trade Center on television he exclaimed in horror, "It's Bojinka. We told the Americans everything about Bojinka. Why didn't they pay attention?"

Chief Police Superintendent Avelino Razon told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that the Philippine intelligence report was passed on to the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Joint Task Force on Terrorism.

"It was not given credibility. Otherwise, it could have prevented the destruction of the World Trade Center," he explained.

The Clinton FBI was in full possession of all the frightening facts on Bojinka, but did nothing. Instead, as Reed Irvine revealed, the bureau assured Congress that everything was under control.

"In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Terrorism in February 1998, 'Bojinka' - which means 'big bang' - was described by Dale L. Watson, chief of the International Terrorism Operations Section of the FBI, only as a plot to blow up 'numerous U.S. air carriers.'

"He said that the FBI had identified 'a significant and growing organizational presence' of foreign terrorists in the United States. He swore the bureau had them under control."

The Clinton FBI counterintelligence chief told the Senate that as a result of the bombings of the World Trade Center in 1993 and the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 the FBI had developed an 'enhanced capability' to track terrorist activities.

Is it likely that U.S. intelligence possessed this much information on al Qaeda plans to slam planes into U.S. buildings - and didn't tell President Clinton?

Actually it is, if you believe the account of his former CIA Director James Woolsey, who said Clinton never bothered to meet with him during his stint as the nation's intelligence chief.

What about other administration officials, like Attorney General Janet Reno, who certainly should have known about Bojinka?

There Clinton may also have an alibi.

During all of 1998 - the same year FBI counterintelligence briefed Congress on the al Qaeda hijack plot - Clinton met with his Cabinet exactly twice: Once in January to lie to them about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky, and again in August to come clean about the affair.

Want to know more about why U.S intelligence missed the 9-11 clues during the Clinton years. Get your copy of NewsMax.com's "Off the Record" interview with FBI whistleblower Gary Aldrich.

Clinton's failure to grasp the opportunity to unravel increasingly organized extremists, coupled with Berger's assessments of their potential to directly threaten the U.S., represents one of the most serious foreign policy failures in American history

Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize

The clintons' failures unleashed global terror. QED
Who in his right mind would ever want the clintons back in the Oval Office?



46 posted on 09/03/2003 1:26:45 AM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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UPDATED LINK TO MANSOOR IJAZ ARTICLE

As an American Muslim and a political supporter of Clinton, I feel now, as I argued with Clinton and Berger then, that their counter-terrorism policies fueled the rise of Bin Laden from an ordinary man to a Hydra-like monster.

... Clinton's failure to grasp the opportunity to unravel increasingly organized extremists, coupled with Berger's assessments of their potential to directly threaten the U.S., represents one of the most serious foreign policy failures in American history

Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize

The clintons' failures unleashed global terror. QED
Who in his right mind would ever want the clintons back in the Oval Office?


47 posted on 09/03/2003 1:50:03 AM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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UDAY: "I think the end is near" because "this time I think the Americans are serious, Bush is not like Clinton."

Q ERTY9

BUSH: "I will not wait on events, while dangers gather."

 

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This country has many challenges. We will not deny, we will not ignore, we will not pass along our problems to other Congresses, to other presidents, and other generations. (Applause.) We will confront them with focus and clarity and courage...

Sending Americans into battle is the most profound decision a President can make. The technologies of war have changed; the risks and suffering of war have not. For the brave Americans who bear the risk, no victory is free from sorrow. This nation fights reluctantly, because we know the cost and we dread the days of mourning that always come.

We seek peace. We strive for peace. And sometimes peace must be defended. A future lived at the mercy of terrible threats is no peace at all. If war is forced upon us, we will fight in a just cause and by just means -- sparing, in every way we can, the innocent. And if war is forced upon us, we will fight with the full force and might of the United States military -- and we will prevail. (Applause.)

State of the Union Address by President George W. Bush


48 posted on 09/03/2003 2:01:44 AM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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Bump!

Fox and Friends just interviewed the author. No meeting w/ Woolsey, Nobel Prize aspirations and the flatulent Sandy Berger and Maddy Albright.

Arafat did his job mentally masturbating our Commander and Chief while the Saudi-Bin Laden weaponry was allowed to position itself.

Our First Psychopathic President.

49 posted on 09/03/2003 4:57:16 AM PDT by Helms ("I Want My MTV" (More Televised Vulgarity))
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losing it:
How clintons' Failures Unleashed Global Terror Q ERTY6bump


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50 posted on 09/03/2003 5:58:17 AM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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