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  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 245 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • LA Times Has Hit Piece on McCain — Which Resurrects Old Canards About Ties Between Saddam & Al-Qaeda

    03/23/2008 8:04:23 PM PDT · by jdm · 11 replies · 780+ views
    Patterico ^ | March 23, 2008 | Staff
    The L.A. Times saves space on its Sunday front page for a hit piece on John McCain. The main thrust of the piece is to say, in essence, “Nyaah, nyaah, John McCain said that Iraq would be a cakewalk, but it wasn’t.” A little context would be nice. Plenty of liberals were surprised at how easily we overran Baghdad and kicked Saddam out of power. Indeed, plenty of liberals — including Bill Richardson, a strong contender for the second spot on Obama’s ticket — were surprised at how quickly we overran Kabul. So yeah, like most of the rest of...
  • Flawed 9/11 report‘s conclusions are false – US author (lunch-tossing alert)

    12/15/2007 8:23:45 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 39 replies · 110+ views
    The Herald South Africa ^ | Shaanaaz de Jager
    Flawed 9/11 report‘s conclusions are false – US author Shaanaaz de Jager HERALD REPORTER AN American engineer and author recently toured South Africa to dispel alleged myths about the September 11, 2001, attacks. Enver Masud, 68, presented Fatally Flawed: The 9/11 Commission Report to thousands of South Africans on his tour of the country. Port Elizabeth-based group Al-Ansar (The Helpers), brought Masud to Port Elizabeth last week because, they said, “the war on terror is based on the premise of the World Trade Centre attacks. If there‘s any doubt about the facts . . . then the whole war on...
  • Congress Sends 9/11 Bill to Bush

    07/27/2007 2:32:31 PM PDT · by rocksblues · 13 replies · 876+ views
    My Way ^ | Jul 27, 5:17 PM (ET) | JIM ABRAMS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress sent President Bush legislation Friday to intensify anti-terror efforts in the U.S., shifting money to high-risk states and cities and expanding screening of air and sea cargo to stave off future Sept. 11-style attacks. The measure carries out major recommendations of the independent 9/11 Commission. The bill, passed by the House on a 371-40 vote, ranks among the top accomplishments of the six-month-old Democratic Congress. The Senate approved the measure late Thursday by 85-8, and the White House said the president would sign the bill. Six years after the Sept. 11 attacks and three years after...
  • Pelosi: 'We Cannot Wait Any Longer to Pass 9/11 Commission Recommendations'

    07/02/2007 10:45:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 1,301+ views
    Press Releases Contact: Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami 202-226-7616 For Immediate Release 07/02/2007 Pelosi: 'We Cannot Wait Any Longer to Pass 9/11 Commission Recommendations' Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on the urgent need to pass legislation to implement the 9/11 Commission's recommendations: "As the incidents over the weekend in London and Glasgow demonstrate, we must do more protect Americans from terrorism. To make our nation safer, we must pass legislation implementing the recommendations of the independent 9/11 Commission. "When Democrats took control of Congress in January, the first bill we passed H.R. 1, which implements the...
  • Bin Ladin’s grievance with the US may have started in reaction to specific U.S. policies

    05/16/2007 5:15:01 PM PDT · by malibu2008 · 139 replies · 2,759+ views
    The 9/11 Commission Report - Official Government Edition ^ | September 11, 2006 | Kean, et al. - 9/11 Commission Staff
    "Bin Ladin’s grievance with the United States may have started in reaction to specific U.S. policies" THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT EDITION
  • Agency wants FAA execs disciplined over 9-11

    09/02/2006 12:52:22 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 3 replies · 511+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02 Sep 2006 | Reuters
    The U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general has urged the FAA to consider disciplining two executives who failed to correct false information provided to the commission that investigated the September 11 attacks, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Citing the report by the acting inspector general, Todd Zinser, whose office acts as the department's internal watchdog, the Times said the Federal Aviation Administration executives, as well as a third, now-retired official, learned after the fact that false information was given to the commission in May 2003 about the FAA's contacts with the Air Force on the morning of the attacks....
  • No Intent to Mislead Panel Found In Aviation Officials' 9/11 Errors

    09/02/2006 6:48:46 AM PDT · by mware · 13 replies · 536+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2006; | Dan Eggen
    Investigators found no evidence that aviation officials intentionally misled the Sept. 11 commission when they made inaccurate statements about their response to the 2001 terrorist attacks but recommended that two officials face "appropriate administrative action" for failing to correct the record, according to a report released yesterday. The findings by the Transportation Department's acting inspector general, Todd J. Zinser, address a lingering question about the response on Sept. 11 by military and civilian aviation officials, who initially portrayed the reaction as swift and efficient. It was later shown to be neither.
  • ABC Presents The Path to 9/11, an Epic Miniseries based on the 9/11 Commission Report

    08/13/2006 7:25:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 53 replies · 1,772+ views
    ABC Presents The Path to 9/11, an Epic Miniseries based on the 9/11 Commission Report -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Governor Thomas H. Kean, Chair of the 9/11 Commission, is Senior Consultant Historic Broadcast Airs on September 10 and 11 with Limited Commercial Interruptions Cast Includes Harvey Keitel, Shirley Douglas, Patricia Heaton, Penny Johnson Jerald, Dan Lauria, Amy Madigan, Michael Murphy, Stephen Root, William Sadler, Katy Selverstone, Shaun Toub and Donnie Wahlberg On September 11, 2001 the world stood still as terrorists used four planes as lethal weapons against innocent Americans. The 9/11 Commission was formed to determine how such an attack could happen,...
  • 9/11 Commission: Somalia Retreat Inspired Bin Laden -- Beirut, Too

    06/17/2006 12:53:32 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 36 replies · 1,035+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | June 17, 2006 | N/A
    From National Review's Media Blog: Murtha: Change Directions Like Clinton Did In Somalia06/16 06:27 PMRep. John Murtha appeared on The Situation Room this afternoon to talk about the Iraq resolution that passed in the House today. He spoke against the resolution and advocated withdrawing the troops like Clinton did in Somalia:MURTHA: The thing that disturbed me and worries me about this whole thing is we can't get them to change direction. And I said over and over in debate, if you listen to any of it, in Beirut President Reagan changed direction, in Somalia President Clinton changed direction, and yet...
  • Did UAE Save Bin Laden? -- Richard Clarke's Phone Call and Osama's Escape

    02/24/2006 10:05:16 AM PST · by bigsky · 133 replies · 4,528+ views
    Human Events ^ | February 24, 2006 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Before President Bush gets anywhere near casting his first veto to ensure that the government of the United Arab Emirates can manage elements of six U.S. ports, someone ought to put before him pages 137-139 of “The 9/11 Commission Report.” If Bush doesn’t then cancel the UAE port deal, Congress must demand testimony from every person named in those pages and the footnotes. That includes former Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet; former CIA Deputy Director for Operations James Pavitt; former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger; Gen. Hugh Shelton, who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Maj. Gen....
  • 9/11 Commission Report

    02/23/2006 5:26:27 AM PST · by Edit35 · 4 replies · 441+ views
    The Desert Camp, February 1999 Early in 1999, the CIA received reporting that Bin Ladin was spending much of his time at one of several camps in the Afghan desert south of Kandahar.At the beginning of February, Bin Ladin was reportedly located in the vicinity of the Sheikh Ali camp, a desert hunting camp being used by visitors from a Gulf state. Public sources have stated that these visitors were from the United Arab Emirates.151 Reporting from the CIA’s assets provided a detailed description of the hunting camp, including its size, location, resources, and security, as well as of Bin...
  • Sept. 11 Report Ties Bin Laden to UAE

    02/23/2006 5:56:36 PM PST · by TVenn · 58 replies · 1,034+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23,2006 | ELIZABETH WHITE
    WASHINGTON — The United States raised concerns with the United Arab Emirates seven years ago about possible ties between officials in that country and Osama bin Laden, according to a section of the Sept. 11 commission's report that details a possible missed opportunity to kill the al-Qaida leader. Republicans and Democrats alike are raising concerns this week about the Bush administration's decision to let a UAE-operated company take over operations at six American ports, in part citing ties the Sept. 11 hijackers had to the Persian Gulf country. President Bush has called the UAE a close partner on the war...
  • In Slamming U.S., Gore Ignores 9/11 Commission Findings

    02/13/2006 9:36:30 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 26 replies · 915+ views
    Human Events ^ | February.13, 2006 | Terence Jeffrey
    In a move that ought to terminate any long-shot chance he had for a political comeback, former Vice President Al Gore criticized his own country yesterday before an audience in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. It remains to be seen whether members of Gore’s party will stand up and rebuke him for this act. Ignoring one of the primary lessons of the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- which was that Saudi-born terrorists exploited a lax U.S. visa system -- Gore, in Jiddah, shot venom at the manner in which the U.S. government tightened visa-and-immigration enforcement after the terrorist attacks. As reported by the...
  • Facts of war

    11/20/2005 6:32:22 PM PST · by alienken · 11 replies · 646+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Nov 18 2005 | Mark R. Levin
    Facts of War Yes, there were connections between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 bad guys. What is this baloney that there were no connections between Iraq and Osama bin Laden? Even the 9/11 Commission Report, which I believe is lacking in many respects, includes some useful findings all but ignored today by the media and war critics. Consider the following excerpts: Page 61: Bin Ladin was also willing to explore possibilities for cooperation with Iraq, even though Iraq's dictator, Saddam Hussein, had never had an Islamist agenda — save for his opportunistic pose as a defender of the faithful against...
  • Revised Sept. 11 Panel Report Released

    09/13/2005 7:31:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 41 replies · 2,555+ views
    AP ^ | 9/13/5 | LESLIE MILLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new version of the Sept. 11 commission's report on the four hijacked flights was released Tuesday with recently declassified information about terrorist threats and holes in airport security before the attacks. At the request of the Sept. 11 commissioners, the Bush administration declassified much, but not all, of the material it had blacked out before turning the report over to the National Archives in January. The new version provides fresh details on the repeated warnings about al-Qaida and its desire to attack airlines in the months before Sept. 11, 2001. For example, on page 61 a...
  • Inside Able Danger – The Secret Birth and Untimely Death of a U.S. Military Intelligence Program

    09/02/2005 7:10:43 AM PDT · by mal · 17 replies · 1,186+ views
    In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with GSN on August 23, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, the military intelligence operative who collaborated with Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA) to draw worldwide attention to the Able Danger intelligence unit, described Able Danger’s origins, explained how it tracked terrorists as they visited individual mosques around the world, discussed the CIA’s refusal to cooperate with the program, acknowledged the supporting technical role played by the Raytheon Company, and described Able Danger’s ultimate demise.
  • Accounting for the Final Report - 9/11 Commission's report more rickety with each passing day.

    08/31/2005 5:09:36 AM PDT · by OESY · 28 replies · 1,423+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 08/31/2005 | Edward Morrissey
    In 2003, as part of that year's Intelligence Authorization Act, Congress specifically authorized the creation and funding of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, which quickly and simply changed its common name to the 9/11 Commission. Congress mandated that this entity not just examine and report on the facts of the attacks themselves--which they did in the gripping narrative that comprises the first part of their report--but also to "make a full and complete accounting of the circumstances surrounding the attacks, and the extent of the United States' preparedness for, and immediate response to, the attacks."...
  • Able Danger disabled

    08/13/2005 7:17:11 AM PDT · by Laverne · 98 replies · 2,919+ views ^ | August 13, 2005 | Jack Kelly
    THE report of the 9/11 commission, once a best seller and hailed by the news media as the definitive word on the subject, must now be moved to the fiction shelves. The commission concluded, you'll recall, that the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon couldn't have been prevented, and that if there was negligence, it was as much the fault of the Bush Administration (for moving slowly on the recommendations of Clinton counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke) as of the Clinton administration. Able Danger has changed all of that. The 9/11 commission wrote history as it wanted it...

    08/12/2005 8:32:13 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 147 replies · 3,140+ views
    email from Weldon's office | 8-12-05 | Congr. Weldon's office
    STATEMENT BY CONGRESSMAN CURT WELDON REGARDING THE OMMISSION OF ABLE DANGER FROM THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT WASHINGTON, D.C. (12 Aug. 2005) - Today Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA), Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees, released the following response to a statement by the former 9/11 Commission regarding the ABLE DANGER operation. "ABLE DANGER was about linkages and associations of individuals identified with direct links to Al-Qaeda and not about dates and times. To clarify, ABLE DANGER was a Department of Defense planning effort, tasked to Special Operations Command (SOCOM) by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs...