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  • Obama: US won't be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail

    03/02/2014 5:47:53 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 183 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2014 | Adiv Sterman
    Ahead of meeting with Netanyahu, president says unprecedented ‘aggressive settlement construction’ detrimental to peace process Israel can expect to face international isolation and possible sanctions from countries and companies across the world if Benjamin Netanyahu fails to endorse a framework agreement with the Palestinians, US President Barack Obama cautioned on Sunday ahead of a meeting with the Israeli prime minister. In an interview with Bloomberg, Obama stressed that time was running out for Israel to achieve a peace deal, and added that he believed Netanyahu had the capacity to rally Israel’s citizens behind an agreement. But if Netanyahu “does not...
  • U.S. ‘Ready, Willing, Able’ to Assist Pakistan, Gates Says

    01/24/2008 4:35:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 89+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2008 – The United States remains “ready, willing and able” to assist Pakistan and partner with the nation as it takes on al Qaeda, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a Pentagon news conference today. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates (left) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Michael Mullen hold a news conference in the Pentagon, Jan. 24, 2008. Photo by R. D. Ward  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Gates and Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen discussed the situation in Pakistan, saying the Pakistani government now understands the threat extremist...
  • U.S. Spy Chief: 9/11 'Could Have Been Prevented'

    09/18/2007 10:14:11 PM PDT · by ZacandPook · 66 replies · 1,767+ views
    ABC ^ | September 19, 2007
    Director of National Intelligence Says U.S. Didn't Connect Available Information
  • Johnson still in critical condition, misses Senate opening

    01/05/2007 6:14:05 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 75 replies · 1,609+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 4 January 2007 | Mary Jalonick AP Writer
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota remained in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital today as his party took control of the Senate. Johnson, a Democrat, is still in intensive care after suffering a brain hemorrhage Dec. 13, and his office is preparing for his extended absence. Johnson's doctors said Wednesday that his recovery will include physical therapy and is expected to last several months. Julianne Fisher, spokeswoman for Johnson, said it is unclear when he will return to the chamber or whether some of his therapy would take place after he returns. Johnson is on a...
  • Able Danger's hidden hand

    08/15/2005 4:10:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 91 replies · 2,778+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2005 | Jack Kelly
    The report of the September 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...the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon couldn't have been prevented. Able Danger has changed all of that. The problem was...Jamie Gorelick. What may be a bigger scandal is that the staff of the September 11 Commission knew of Able Danger and what it had found, but made no mention of it in its report. This is as if the commission that investigated...
  • Barney Frank has Blame in 9/11

    06/13/2006 6:30:23 AM PDT · by francke · 15 replies · 1,768+ views
    Massachusetts News ^ | 6-13-2006 | Eric Francke
    A recent “Freedom of Information” request has revealed that nearly 10,000 documents still exist that the 9/11 Commission were told were destroyed, and this may not fare very well for Barney Frank. According to Scott Malone of and Christopher Law from the Public Education Center, these documents show that the CIA knew that several of the hijackers on 9/11 who were in the country were associated with Al-Qaeda. But authorities were powerless to deport them because of an amendment to an immigration law that Frank had authored.
  • 'Able Danger' Data-Mining Documents Emerge

    05/23/2006 3:38:48 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 14 replies · 1,634+ views
    newsmax ^ | May 22, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    The Defense Department’s Inspector General’s office and the joint Special Operations Command apparently have collected some 9,500 pages of documents on the controversial data-mining program known as "Able Danger.” Senior DoD members and 9/11 Commission officials have implied that these documents were destroyed or can no longer be located, according to a report posted to Scott Malone of, the author of the report, and Christopher Law of have long been following the Able Danger story. Back in November, Law submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for all documents and e-mails that could be located related...
  • Jed Babbin: Keep the Big Dog running

    04/25/2006 12:50:15 PM PDT · by libstripper · 25 replies · 3,132+ views
    The Baltimore Examiner ^ | April 25, 2006 | Jed Babin
    WASHINGTON - Everyone is saying that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s days are numbered, thanks in part to increasing calls by some former generals for Rumsfeld’s resignation. But Rumsfeld was hired by George W. Bush to do precisely what he has done to the consternation of the generals who are now coming out to complain about him. When President Bush brought Rumsfeld back to the Pentagon, the president told him to shake up the Pentagon, to transform it from the Cold War structure and culture that it was stuck in to a new force with strategies that could respond to...
  • CIA Leaker & Reporter Have Partisan History Together (Mary McCarthy & Dana Priest)

    04/24/2006 4:44:35 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 84 replies · 8,518+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 04/24/2006 | Melanie Morgan
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 24, 2006 Contact: Robert Dixon [cell] (916) 441-6197 or email: CIA LEAKER MARY McCARTHY & WASH. POST’S DANA PRIEST HAVE PARTISAN HISTORY TOGETHER New Questions Arise About CIA Leaker & Washington Post Reporter’s Political Motivations (SAN FRANCISCO) – The nation’s largest pro-troop grassroots organization, Move America Forward (website: has uncovered new ties between disgraced CIA leaker, Mary McCarthy, and Washington Post reporter, Dana Priest. Priest was the reporter who received a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on classified information on the war on terrorism that CIA analyst Mary McCarthy leaked to her in...
  • Attack Stalls ex-Cole Skipper's Career

    04/24/2006 9:16:20 AM PDT · by Diver Dave · 63 replies · 2,629+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 24 April 2006 | James Rosen - Bee Washington Bureau
    Once on fast track to be captain, Kirk Lippold now works at a desk. Last in a two-part series. WASHINGTON -- For 5½ years, the Washington military and political establishment has not known quite what to do with Kirk Lippold. Cmdr. Lippold was the skipper of the USS Cole when al-Qaida terrorists committed a suicide bombing in the Yemen port of Aden on Oct. 12, 2000. The attack, from a small barge that pulled alongside the Cole, blew a 40-by-40-foot hole in the guided-missile destroyer. Seventeen sailors died and 42 were wounded. After he led an intense three-week effort to...

    08/14/2005 10:38:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 83 replies · 4,217+ views
    Junk yard blog ^ | August 12, 2005
    Grab yourself a cup of coffee and head on over to TKS for the best summation of Able Danger as things presently stand. Or stay here and I'll summarize it for you. In very, very brief summation: The 9-11 commission did know about Able Danger; some of its staff were briefed on it twice, and the information got to some but not all of the commissioners What seems increasingly likely, based on the TKS summary and others, is that the commissioners who knew of Able Danger dismissed it because its Mohammed Atta timeline didn't agree with theirs. That in and...
  • An untold story of 9/11

    04/17/2006 6:29:39 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 55 replies · 2,814+ views
    Newsday ^ | April 17, 2006 | BY MICHAEL DORMAN
    Former federal terrorism investigators say a piece of luggage hastily checked in at the Portland, Maine, airport by a World Trade Center hijacker on the morning of Sept. 11 provided the Rosetta stone enabling FBI agents to swiftly unravel the mystery of who carried out the suicide attacks and what motivated them. A mix-up in Boston prevented the luggage from connecting with the plane that hijackers crashed into the north tower of the trade center. Seized by FBI agents at Boston's Logan Airport, investigators said, it contained Arab-language papers revealing the identities of all 19 hijackers involved in the four...
  • Sandy Berger Tries to 'Anchor Aweigh' Curt Weldon (Able Danger)

    04/04/2006 8:37:12 AM PDT · by americaprd · 56 replies · 10,210+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/4/06 | Judi McLeod
    Proving that he’s just as adept at stuffing an election candidate’s coffers as he is at stuffing his own socks, Sandy Berger hosted an "almost secret" Washington fund-raiser for a recently retired three-star vice admiral last night. Vice Adm. Joseph Sestak Jr, as the Village People would say, is "In the Navy". And when you want to take an Able Danger Congressman Curt Weldon down, what better way than to send in the Navy? Berger, dubbed "Sandy Burglar" by radio meister Rush Limbaugh, gained notoriety for trying to stuff classified documents into his socks and other attire. The man, who...
  • Sandy Berger Raises Money for Weldon Foe (Able Danger Alert)

    03/28/2006 7:50:08 AM PST · by americaprd · 59 replies · 4,393+ views
    Delaware County Daily Times ^ | 3/27/06 | William Bender
    Several members of President Bill Clinton’s national security team are hosting a Washington fund-raiser tonight for retired Vice Adm. Joseph Sestak Jr., the Democrat running against U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon in November. Officials at Sestak’s campaign headquarters in Media will not comment on the event, though an invitation sent out to potential donors and obtained by the Daily Times lists Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger as a host. "As a general rule, campaigns don’t comment on fund-raisers or people who hold them," said Sestak’s campaign chairman, Myles Duffy. Berger, who served as Clinton’s second-term national security adviser, pleaded guilty last year...
  • Tougher Penalties Are Sought In Sex Cases

    03/08/2006 10:00:18 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 11 replies · 341+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 02-22-06 | John Greiner
    Tougher penalties are sought in sex cases By John Greiner The Oklahoman Repeat child molesters could face the death penalty, life without parole or life in prison, under legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate Judiciary Committee. "These are individuals who've proven they can't be rehabilitated," said state Sen. Jay Paul Gumm, D-Durant. "I believe child sex abuse to be the ultimate crime." Gumm, after being questioned by state Sen. Bernest Cain, said he didn't know if the U.S. Supreme Court would approve a death penalty for a repeat child molester. Cain, D-Oklahoma City, offered an amendment to eliminate the...
  • Press Conference with U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon on Able Danger

    02/14/2006 5:30:16 AM PST · by P-40 · 21 replies · 1,121+ views
    Webpage of Curt Weldon ^ | 2/13/2006 | Curt Weldon
    WELDON CALLS PRESS CONFERENCE IN ADVANCE OF WEDNESDAY’S ABLE DANGER HEARING WASHINGTON, Feb 13 - U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.), vice chairman of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees, will hold a press conference on Tuesday, February 14th at 12:00 p.m. in the House Radio/TV Gallery in advance of Wednesday’s House Armed Service joint subcommittee hearing on the Able danger - a Department of Defense planning effort prior to 9/11 tasked to identify and target the linkages and relationships of Al-Qaeda worldwide. Weldon plans to highlight much of his work over the past 9 months on Able Danger,...
  • CARTOONS: Feckless Clinton!

    12/02/2005 12:25:42 PM PST · by opineapple · 10 replies · 890+ views
  • Able Danger research paper

    10/23/2005 6:01:55 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 5 replies · 527+ views
    “Able Danger” Able Danger was a small US army classified intelligence program that was created in late 1999. It was created as part of a plan against international terrorism. A few of the known members of Able Danger were Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaffer who is a bronze star recipient who is a CIA trained intelligence officer and reserve Army lieutenant colonel with more than 22 years of experience in the intelligence community. Another member was Navy Captain Scott Philpott an expert in futuristic naval warfare. The third known member is Mr. J.D. Smith who was a contractor. There are 3...
  • Curt Weldon "As it stands now, the 9/11 story has not been fully examined and told"

    Testimony United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary Able Danger and Intelligence Information Sharing September 21, 2005 The Honorable Curt Weldon United States Representative , [R-PA, 7th District] In fact, in the weeks following 9/11, I was provided an extensive analysis chart of Al Qaeda, which I immediately took to the White House and personally delivered to then-Deputy National Security Advisor Steven Hadley. Mr. Hadley was extremely interested in the chart and said that he would take it to the President. I continued to vigorously support the concept of data mining and analysis, particularly when the TTIC was announced. In...

    10/21/2005 6:05:14 AM PDT · by markedmannerf · 12 replies · 856+ views
    Everyone should call Glenn Beck this morning and flood him with calls about Able Danger! The truth needs to get out about this! This needs all the exposure it can get from every source. you can call him at: 888-727-BECK or at least email him at I already emailed him and told him he really needs to get on this and Im going to try to call as well. Is anyone else with me?
  • Did You Hear What They Said?

    10/03/2005 5:33:34 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 414+ views
    The Perspective ^ | 10-03-05 | TheRobb7
    That's right, True Believers, it's time for another rollicking edition of: Remember, it's not a hit-piece, it's a DIRECT QUOTE!!
  • Relocating and still making mission

    09/02/2005 4:25:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 325+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 2, 2005 | Pfc. Kaitlyn M. Scarboro
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 2, 2005) -- Roughly 50 to 60 Marines stationed at the 8th Marine Corps Recruiting District, New Orleans, are relocating to other offices because of dangerous effects of Hurricane Katrina. A temporary headquarters command element is being established in the Fort Worth and Dallas area. Currently, a basic command capability is established at the Embassy Suites, Dallas, and operations will be directed out of Recruiting Substation Fort Worth. It is unclear when the command will be fully functional, but the relocating Marines are expected to regroup in Dallas by Tuesday, said Capt....
  • More on Data Mining and Able Danger

    08/29/2005 8:26:57 PM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 5 replies · 747+ views
    Intel Dump ^ | 8.12.2005 | Anon
    (link)Anon (www): OK smart guys - with your "smell tests" and "Thats just flat out wrong" opinions shown above - I hope you don't mind, but let me clear up a few things - I was there and I lived through the ABLE DANGER nightmare. First - yes - The lawyers involved in this (and similar projects) did interpret the 9-11 terrorists as "US persons" - so while you can second guess them all you want - but that was their "legal" call as wrong as it was and is. Unfortunately, the chain of command at SOCOM went along with...
  • Officer is second to say Atta was known pre-9/11

    08/23/2005 12:34:06 AM PDT · by Shawndell Green · 3 replies · 702+ views
    New York Times via ^ | Aug. 23, 2005 | PHILIP SHENON
    A Navy captain makes his claim same day Pentagon says the first one can't be confirmed WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Monday that Defense Department investigators had found no evidence to support allegations by a GOP congressman and others that a secret program had identified lead hijacker Mohamed Atta more than a year before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. ---- Monday, the Fox News channel broadcast a statement from the second officer, Navy Capt. Scott Phillpott, contending Atta was identified in the first two months of 2000. "My story has remained consistent," he said in the statement. --- "The Pentagon's...
  • The Clinton-Bin Laden Connection:There is such a thing as an Unjust War (but Iraq isn’t it.)

    08/20/2005 4:10:15 PM PDT · by WJHII · 34 replies · 1,382+ views
    The Houston Home Journal (Print Edition) ^ | 08/20/2005 | William John Hagan
    The Clinton-Bin Laden Connection:There is such a thing as an Unjust War (but Iraq isn’t it.) By William John Hagan Houston Home Journal 08/20/2005 The American liberal is a hypocrite. Where were these "men and women of conscience" when President Clinton failed to respond to murder of American citizens aboard the U.S.S. Cole and at two United States embassies in Africa by Usama Bin Laden? They simply accepted Clinton’s policy of appeasing Bin Laden by not taking any substantial action against Al-Qaeda. And no, firing a cruise missile into a baby food factory and another at nearly empty Al-Qaeda camp...
  • Get Rummy

    12/21/2004 7:20:20 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 217+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 21, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    The long knives have been unsheathed, and Donald Rumsfeld’s back targeted. One of the most capable, energetic, intelligent, determined and articulate public servants in the history of the American Republic is under fire for not being omniscient and infallible, and for using an Auto-Pen to sign letters of condolence to the families of those killed in action. A classic orchestrated PR offensive is underway, bearing all the signs of the customary collaboration among the Usual Suspects in the capital’s media-political universe. Things were getting scary for the opponents of George W. Bush. Not only did he win a smashing electoral...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • 'We will be able to live to 1,000'

    12/03/2004 6:38:26 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 101 replies · 2,861+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | Friday, December 3, 2004 | Dr, Aubrey de Grey
    Life expectancy is increasing in the developed world. But Cambridge University geneticist Aubrey de Grey believes it will soon extend dramatically to 1,000. Here, he explains why. Ageing is a physical phenomenon happening to our bodies, so at some point in the future, as medicine becomes more and more powerful, we will inevitably be able to address ageing just as effectively as we address many diseases today. I claim that we are close to that point because of the SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence) project to prevent and cure ageing. It is not just an idea: it's a very...
  • Virus sent bearing FreeRepublic name

    08/07/2002 6:45:17 AM PDT · by MichaelP · 22 replies · 488+ views
    I just received an email from "JSmith " with a subject line of "1999 Free Republic, LLC"There is a virus attached. Do not open it!Mike