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  • Where are answers to the 9/11 commission hoax?

    10/14/2005 9:28:01 PM PDT · by infocats · 14 replies · 808+ views
    TheReporter.com ^ | 10/14/2005 | Sally Chaney, Fairfield
    Americans were told the 9/11 Commission looking into the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was to recommend changes in policy and law to protect us from future terrorist attacks. So why was the commission used as a partisan attack vehicle? And why did they ignore, hide and not print a single word of possibly the most important information released to them by the small, highly classified Pentagon intelligence unit called Able Danger? Did President Bill Clinton's deputy attorney, Jaime Gorelick, really think the U.S. military would allow this information to be ignored again? Was Gorelick too busy yelling insults at...
  • NSA Canceled Program That Could’ve Stopped 9/11 Weeks Before Attacks, Then Silenced its Creator

    05/15/2016 5:34:36 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 110 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 5/13/2016 | Claire Burnish
    Former National Security Agency technical director and surveillance state whistleblower William Binney has long said 9/11 could have been prevented had the NSA not capitulated to big-money private contractors less than a month prior to the attacks. Mainstream media, perhaps capitulating to its own monied corporate owners, relegated Binney’s explosive claims to the backburner for years. However, on Thursday — two days after the Senate Judiciary Committee began debating whether or not to reauthorize massive and controversial NSA surveillance programs — Salon finally headlined Binney’s damning claim and its backstory. The attacks of September 11, 2001, could have been thwarted...
  • Retired Lt. Col.: My Sources Say Obama Was in the Room Watching Benghazi Attack Happen

    04/30/2014 8:03:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 75 replies
    blaze ^ | Oct. 28, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said Saturday he has sources saying President Barack Obama was in the room at the White House watching the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya unfold. Two unarmed U.S. drones were dispatched to the consulate and recorded the final hours of the attack, which killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. “This was in the middle of the business day in Washington, so everybody at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, everybody was watching this go down,” Shaffer said on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” “According to my...
  • Sons of Blackwater Open Corporate-Spying Shop

    05/12/2011 4:48:12 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    Washingtonian ^ | 12/05/2010 | Shane Harris
    From the team that brought you Blackwater and the pre-9/11 counterterrorism program Able Danger comes “Jellyfish Intelligence.” That’s the name a group of former US intelligence officials and executives from the controversial security firm have chosen for a new private outfit that offers “predictive intelligence” for Fortune 500 corporations and senior-level executives and that aims to “protect human lives and their business interests throughout the world. The company blends traditional models of a strategic consulting firm with what it claims is an extensive network of human sources—people who, in an official context, would be called spies. Jellyfish employs a network...
  • 9/11 Y2K; the 9/11 attack that happened BEFORE 2001 (Free Republic Exclusive)

    08/11/2005 11:57:19 AM PDT · by Southack · 284 replies · 10,175+ views
    FAA ^ | 9/11/00 | Southack and Government Sources
    This is the FAA accident report for the mid-air collision in Florida one year prior to the 9/11/01 attacks on the WTC and Pentagon (and PA). I brought this up in the week of 9/11/01, but this story was apparently "lost" in the news at the time. There were subsequent articles on this topic, and where FReepers can still find them, they should be appended onto posts on this thread. Some important points to consider: the Saudi national who piloted his aircraft into the Piper Aztec commercial flight had received his pilot's license from the Phillipines Early blogs at the...
  • Did We Know About Mohamed Atta?

    10/05/2010 7:26:25 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 5, 2010 | IBD Editorial Staff
    9/11: Why would the Pentagon buy and destroy copies of a book by a former Army intelligence officer? Could it be perhaps because it contained information on how the 9/11 attacks might have been prevented? The impulse to dismiss this as just another conspiracy theory is overwhelming. Yet the fact is that the Pentagon bought and destroyed 10,000 copies of a book, "Operation Dark Heart," written by Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, a Bronze Star recipient and career Army intelligence officer, that contained a chapter on a pre-9/11 intelligence operation, Able Danger. In a statement, the Pentagon said it "decided to...
  • Witnesses in Defense Dept. Report Suggest Cover-Up of 9/11 Findings

    10/04/2010 8:46:21 PM PDT · by texas_mrs · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/04/10 | Catherine Herridge
    A document obtained and witnesses interviewed by Fox News raise new questions over whether there was an effort by the Defense Department to cover up a pre-9/11 military intelligence program known as "Able Danger." At least five witnesses questioned by the Defense Department's Inspector General told Fox News that their statements were distorted by investigators in the final IG's report -- or it left out key information, backing up assertions that lead hijacker Mohammed Atta was identified a year before 9/11.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Witnesses in Defense Dept. Report Suggest Cover-Up of 9/11 Findings (report is from 2006)

    10/04/2010 4:52:12 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 94 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/04/10 | Catherine Herridge
    A document obtained and witnesses interviewed by Fox News raise new questions over whether there was an effort by the Defense Department to cover up a pre-9/11 military intelligence program known as "Able Danger." At least five witnesses questioned by the Defense Department's Inspector General told Fox News that their statements were distorted by investigators in the final IG's report -- or it left out key information, backing up assertions that lead hijacker Mohammed Atta was identified a year before 9/11.
  • Book Burning by Obama Administration?(video)

    09/27/2010 12:27:42 PM PDT · by RatsDawg · 41 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 26, 2010 | freespeechattacked
    Caption on YouTube: Book Burning is no longer the sole shame of Nazi Germany. On September 25, 2010, the Obama administration (through the Pentagon) burned all 9,500 first run copies of Anthony Shaffer's memoir "Operation Dark Heart". Based on his experience as a Lt. Col. in the US Armed Forces, Operation Dark Heart was deemed a threat to national security after it had already passed an Army review and had already been published. Burning books that have already been published seems like an obvious affront to free speech and seem particularly dangerous coming from the Obama administration, which has sought...
  • To Protect State Secrets, Pentagon Buys and Destroys Book

    09/26/2010 2:32:49 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/25/10 | Luis Martinez:
    The Pentagon has purchased and arranged for the destruction of 9,500 copies of a book so it can protect classified information it contains. Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer's memoir "Operation Dark Heart" had become a headache for the Defense Department which determined after it had gone to print that it contained classified information. The book recounts the Army Reserve officer's experiences in Afghanistan in 2003 while working for the Defense Intelligence Agency. An option being explored with the book's publisher was for the Pentagon to purchase the 9,500 copies of the book's first run so they could be destroyed. Pentagon spokeswoman...
  • Secrets in Plain Sight in Censored Book’s Reprint

    09/26/2010 9:45:48 AM PDT · by Fpimentel · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 17, 2010 | SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency, headquarters for the government’s eavesdroppers and code breakers, has been located at Fort Meade, Md., for half a century. Its nickname, the Fort, has been familiar for decades to neighbors and government workers alike. Yet that nickname is one of hundreds of supposed secrets Pentagon reviewers blacked out in the new, censored edition of an intelligence officer’s Afghan war memoir. The Defense Department is buying and destroying the entire uncensored first printing of “Operation Dark Heart,” by Anthony Shaffer, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve and former Defense Intelligence Agency officer, in the...
  • Pentagon destroys thousands of copies of Army officer's memoir

    09/25/2010 7:16:24 PM PDT · by Justaham · 55 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | 9-25-10 | Chris Lawrence and Padma Rama
    Washington (CNN) -- The Department of Defense recently purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army Reserve officer's memoir in an effort to safeguard state secrets, a spokeswoman said Saturday. "DoD decided to purchase copies of the first printing because they contained information which could cause damage to national security," Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. April Cunningham said. In a statement to CNN, Cunningham said defense officials observed the September 20 destruction of about 9,500 copies of Army Reserve Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer's new memoir "Operation Dark Heart." Shaffer says he was notified Friday about the Pentagon's purchase. "The whole...
  • This US government now wants to burn books --by a US Army Colonel !!!

    09/10/2010 6:42:01 PM PDT · by DontTreadOnMe2009 · 22 replies
    Me | September 11th, 2010 | Myself
    Has everyone seen this? It seems that the US government has successfully put into action a plan to purchase, and burn, 10,000 books by a US Army reserve Colonel, called "Operation Dark Heart" about his experiences as an undercover agent in Afghanistan. Since when did the United States government get into the book burning business? Has this ever happened before? These guys truly are the gang that couldn't shoot straight -- remember the book Spycatcher? The United Kingdom government tried to ban it and block it, but it was published in Australia instead and sold an incredible number of copies,...
  • This guy is not going to sit down, and shutup. Operation Dark Heart.

    09/10/2010 4:50:32 PM PDT · by Stayfrosty · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | 9-10-2010 | Tom Gjelten
    Anthony Shaffer, the author of a new Afghanistan war memoir, figures on selling 10,000 copies of his book before it has even been released. The buyer would be the Pentagon, which objects to some of the material in the book and has offered to buy the entire first print run to keep it out of circulation.
  • Declassify the NSA’s files on Iran and al Qaeda

    09/10/2010 2:49:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 10, 2010 4:39 PM | Thomas Joscelyn
    Nine years after the September 11 attacks, the U.S. government still hasn’t combed through its own files on al Qaeda’s rise. The must-read piece on terrorism this week comes from Philip Shenon, writing at The Daily Beast. Shenon writes about a cache of intelligence documents stored at the National Security Agency (NSA) that received a cursory review by the 9/11 Commission because they were only discovered shortly before the Commission’s final report went to the presses. It is a story that Shenon tells in his 2008 book, The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation. It is a story...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon Attempts to Block Book on Afghan War (Able Danger)

    09/10/2010 1:39:09 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2010 | Catherine Herridge
    On the eve of Sept. 11, Fox News has learned the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency has attempted to block a book about the tipping point in Afghanistan and a controversial pre-9/11 data mining project called "Able Danger." In a letter obtained by Fox News, the DIA says national security could be breached if "Operation Dark Heart" is published in its current form. The agency also attempted to block key portions of the book that claim "Able Danger" successfully identified hijacker Mohammed Atta as a threat to the United States before the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks........ Click here to read...
  • Pentagon aims to buy up book (LTC Anthony Shaffer - Able Danger)

    09/10/2010 7:41:49 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 146 replies · 2+ views
    WashPost ^ | 9-10-10 | Peter Finn and Greg Miller
    The Defense Department is attempting to buy the entire first printing - 10,000 copies - of a memoir by a controversial former Defense Intelligence Agency officer so that the book can be destroyed, according to military and other sources. "Operation Dark Heart," which was scheduled to be published this month by St. Martin's Press, recounts the adventures and frustrations of an Army reservist, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, who served in Afghanistan in 2003, a moment when the attention of Washington and the military had shifted to Iraq.
  • New Obama Security Oversight: White House Received October Briefing About Underwear Bombings

    01/02/2010 7:31:44 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 23 replies · 1,036+ views
    Newsweek/The Lid ^ | 1/2/10 | The Lid
    Yesterday Newsweek revealed that on December 22nd, three days before the attempted underwear bombing, the President was warned that an attack might be imminent. In a background briefing for reporters on December 29, also attributed in an official White House transcript to a "senior administration official", that official asserted that in the wake of the attempted underpants attack, it had become clear to the President and top advisers that before Christmas, the US government was in possession of "bits and pieces" of information, which, if they had been properly knitted together, "could have...allowed us to disrupt the attack or certainly...
  • The Undies Bomber NOT a Security Issue But a White House Embarrassment Issue?

    01/01/2010 9:28:16 AM PST · by opentalk · 20 replies · 862+ views
    WordPress ^ | Jan 1, 2010 | Romanticpoet's Weblog
    What was the 9-11 Commission for anyway? Recommendations put forth just “shelved.” Red flags ignored: Father warned that son had become radical; information given to U.S. Consulate in Nigeria. Undies bomber bought ticket with cash. Undies bomber had NO LUGGAGE. Undies bomber had no passport. BUT had US VISA. HOW did he get a VISA without a passsport? Has anyone even looked into the “well dressed man” that accompanied the undies bomber and assisted him getting on the plane in Amsterdam? ================= Now the White House is in FULL damage control mode trying to cover up their political incompetence on...
  • Spy agencies failed to collate clues before flight (They had the threat but failed to act)

    12/31/2009 3:52:59 AM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies · 442+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/31/2009 | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC LIPTON/ny times
    The National Security Agency four months ago intercepted conversations among leaders of Al Qaeda in Yemen discussing a plot to use a Nigerian man for a coming terrorist attack, but American spy agencies later failed to combine the intercepts with other information that might have disrupted last week’s attempted airline bombing. The electronic intercepts were translated and disseminated across classified computer networks, government officials said on Wednesday, but analysts at the National Counterterrorism Center in Washington did not synthesize the eavesdropping intelligence with information gathered in November when the father of the would-be bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, visited the United...