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  • Report: Curt Weldon wrong about Able Danger

    09/22/2006 7:07:33 AM PDT · by americaprd · 25 replies · 1,739+ views
    Delaware County Daily Times ^ | 9/22/06 | William Bender
    U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon’s crusade to prove that a defunct military intelligence program had identified Sept. 11 hijackers prior to the attacks was dealt a serious blow Thursday by a Pentagon report that found no evidence to support any of the congressman’s allegations. The Defense Department inspector general’s report concluded that members of the Able Danger data-mining operation "did not identify Mohammed Atta or any of the 9/11 terrorists as possible threats at any time during its existence." Advertisement "In fact, Able Danger produced no actionable intelligence information," Acting Inspector General Thomas Gimble wrote in the 71-page report. Weldon, vice...
  • Claim 9/11 Terrorists Were Identified Is Rejected (Able Danger)

    09/21/2006 8:04:37 PM PDT · by americaprd · 19 replies · 1,486+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/22/06 | Phil Shenon
    The Defense Department's inspector general on Thursday dismissed claims by military officers and others who had insisted that a secret Pentagon program identified Mohamed Atta and other terrorists involved in the Sept. 11 attacks before the attacks occurred. The inspector general's office, which acts as the Defense Department's internal watchdog, said in a report that its investigators found no evidence to suggest that the intelligence program, known as Able Danger, had identified Mr. Atta, the Egyptian-born ringleader of the attacks, or any of the other terrorists before Sept. 11. "We concluded that prior to Sept. 11, 2001, Able Danger team...
  • Pentagon: Secret unit couldn't stop 9/11 - Able Danger

    09/21/2006 7:14:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 1,250+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/06 | Kimberly Hefling - ap
    WASHINGTON - A Pentagon report rejects the idea that intelligence gathered by a secret military unit could have been used to stop the Sept. 11 hijackings. The Pentagon inspector general's office said Thursday that a review of records from the unit, known as Able Danger, found no evidence it had identified ringleader Mohamed Atta or any other terrorist who participated in the 2001 attacks. The report was ordered following the assertion last year that the unit had identified four of the 19 hijackers in 2000. That claim was made by a former intelligence officer who worked on Able Danger, Lt....
  • Pentagon Report Said to Knock Down Able Danger Intel Claims

    09/21/2006 2:21:42 PM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies · 1,317+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2006 | Fox News Staff
    A new Pentagon report knocks down the idea that a secret military unit had garnered intelligence a year before the Sept. 11 attacks that might have stopped the hijackers, a senior defense official said Thursday. Lawmakers were supposed to be briefed Thursday on the Defense Department inspector general's report, and officials hoped to post a redacted version of the report on the Pentagon's Web site as early as Thursday afternoon, two officials said. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the report had not yet been released, declined to provide further details about the study's conclusions.

    09/12/2006 6:08:37 PM PDT · by BlueJ7 · 54 replies · 3,193+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 9122006 | Maggie Gallagher
    Over the years, historians and dramatists will produce many, many versions of "The Path to 9/11." If Bill Clinton wishes in the future to complain about historical inaccuracies, I suggest he first answer one question: What handwritten notes, and by whom, were on the three copies of classified documents (out of five) that Sandy Berger chose to steal and cut up with scissors in 2003, smack in the middle of the 9/11 commission's investigation? When we know the answer to that question, Bill, then and only then will you be entitled to complain about historical inaccuracies in the record.
  • A collection of 9/11 tributes

    09/11/2006 4:12:54 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 973+ views
    A collection of 9/11 tributes I’ll add to the list below, and if you have any you’d like to add to this (or any other sort of tribute/remembrance), please do so here. Either leave a comment with the link, or link to this post and send a trackback. 9/11: The 5th Year Anniversary Tribute Blood of Heroes September 11th, Uncensored From Brain Terminal: Crystal Morning: September 11th, 2001 From William Teach: 9/11 Plus 5 From Crusader: WTC Tribute More from YouTube: 911 tribute September 11th - Five Years Later: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 September 11th - Flash...
  • Ressam at times defiant in 2 days of questioning (Religion of Peace update)

    12/19/2002 9:17:32 PM PST · by Abar · 1 replies · 583+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 19, 2002 | Mike Carter
    Ressam at times defiant in 2 days of questioning By Mike Carter Seattle Times staff reporter After more than a year of cooperating with federal prosecutors, Ahmed Ressam has become a sometimes difficult and defiant government witness. Ressam was at times surly and evasive during two days of closed-door questioning this week in Seattle by German lawyers who need his help prosecuting Mounir el-Motassadeq, a Moroccan accused of helping the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers. Ressam, convicted of conspiracy to commit an act of international terrorism, might be endangering his deal with federal prosecutors to serve as few as 27 years...
  • Tim Russert Plays Dirty Pool With VP Cheney's Old "Pretty Well Confirmed" Remark

    09/10/2006 5:41:18 PM PDT · by infoguy · 28 replies · 16,773+ views ^ | 10 September 2006 | Dave Pierre
    On today's episode of Meet the Press (Sunday, September 10, 2006), Tim Russert interviewed Vice President Cheney. In the interview, Russert took issue with the fact that the Vice President once stated on his show that it was "pretty well confirmed" that Mohammed Atta, one of the 9/11 hijackers, met with Iraqi intelligence in Prague in April 2001. Here's the craftiness by Russert: Mr. Cheney made the "pretty well confirmed" remark in a December 9, 2001, appearance, over four-and-a-half years ago. Russert failed to inform his audience this morning when the remark was originally made. In addition, in three following...
  • 5 years to 9/11 Islamic massacre, gloomy picture of Islamic leaders' morality

    09/10/2006 11:35:18 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 564+ views
    TheRealityShow ^ | Sunday, September 10, 2006
    5 years to 9/11/2001, a gloomy picture of the morality of Islamic leaders Five years after Islamists massacred (among thousahnds other attepmts), 3,000 innocent victims, mainly for the drive of hitting the non Muslim infidels, not onoy haven not the Muslim leaders improved, on the contrary, they only becaqme lore emboldened, a large share of their backbone is of course the radical left and mainstream European media. Thank you so much "anti war" warriors, no one like you is able to push reinforce them. The cowardice response in most Europer to the "cartoon Jihad", which was/is just a natural reaction...
  • Top 10 Reasons Islam Might Not Be a Religion of Peace

    08/31/2006 2:51:01 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 53 replies · 2,704+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | Thursday, August 31, 2006
    Top 10 Reasons Islam Might Not Be a Religion of Peace Written by Don Feder Thursday, August 31, 2006 A passenger revolt occurred on a Malaga-Manchester flight.  Vacationing Brits refused to fly with two Arabic-speaking men.  This came in the wake of arrests of 21 British-born Muslims who were plotting to blow up as many as 11 trans-Atlantic flights. A spokesman for Britain’s opposition Tory party said the passengers panicked into “behaving irrationally.”  Fancy that, not wanting to fly with members of a faith whose adherents keep trying to blow things up.  Oh, how irrational! Within days of this incident, a Lebanese student...
  • More on ISLAMOFASCISM, the term

    08/31/2006 2:22:30 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 1,438+ views
    Islamofascism the term (article by WSJ)Islamofascism's 1936What Is 'Islamofascism'?Yes, the problem is 'Islamic fascism'Islamic Fascism the Enemy, Not Terror, Says Santorum -- 07/21/2006Oriana Fallaci and the War Against IslamofascismThe Meaning of 'Islamofascism'Michael Ledeen on Fascism & War on TerrorIslamic Fascism The only proper response to Islamofascism is total warThe Devilfish of Islamofascism Neo-Nazi becomes fanatical Muslim (24/5/2006)Lebanon, Islamofascism and democracyRogmios on IslamofascismIslamo-Nazis, The Historical Collaboration of Nazis with Muslims/Arabs
  • Ohio Terror Suspect profiled as face of Muslim persecution? (Archive from Detroit Free Press, 2002)

    08/10/2006 9:20:22 AM PDT · by americaprd · 39 replies · 2,041+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | January 31, 2006 | MICK McCABE
    For one particular sophomore at Dearborn Fordson, the teasing began a few days after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. "Hey, bin Laden," fellow students would yell in his direction as he walked the hallways. Others would point and call him "the terror squad." Why would students single out someone to be teased about Osama bin Laden, good-natured or not? Well, it doesn't help that his first name is Osama. Osama Abulhassan is a sophomore on Fordson's varsity basketball team. Having Osama as a name today must be like having had the name Adolf...
  • Wis. lawmakers want univ. instructor fired [Kevin Barrett.........]

    07/21/2006 7:08:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 1,194+ views
    Wis. lawmakers want univ. instructor fired 35 minutes ago More than 60 state lawmakers are urging the University of Wisconsin-Madison to fire an instructor who has argued that the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. A letter sent Thursday and signed by 52 Assembly representatives and nine state senators condemns a decision to let Kevin Barrett teach an introductory class on Islam this fall. UW-Madison Provost Pat Farrell launched a review after Barrett spoke last month on a talk show about his views that the terrorist attacks were the result of a government conspiracy to spark war in...
  • 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.
  • NZ deports man with links to 9/11

    06/09/2006 6:14:59 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 46 replies · 1,378+ views
    Ninemsm ^ | Saturday Jun 10 07:30 AEST
    NZ deports man with links to 9/11 Saturday Jun 10 07:30 AEST The New Zealand government is expected to confirm a Saudi Arabian man linked with a September 11 hijack pilot has been deported from the country because he was a security threat. The man spent four months in New Zealand before being expelled as a national security risk, the Weekend Herald reports. The paper said the American-qualified pilot, Rayed Mohammed Abdullah Ali, 28, came into New Zealand in February on a student visa, saying his dream was to become a commercial airline pilot and he needed an English language...
  • "Mohammad Atta was in my Cockpit Jump seat" (Anyone seen this article)

    06/05/2006 8:40:19 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 180 replies · 7,785+ views
    Pat Gilmore
    This is the response from a retired Delta pilot in response to questions about whether he was going to see UAL 93. I haven't seen the movie, yet, but I intend to when I get the chance. Retirement has made me busier than ever, and I haven't had the chance to see many movies lately. As a Delta B-767 captain myself at the time of the attacks on 9/11 I was in crew rest in Orlando that morning. I had just turned on the TV in my hotel room only to see the WTC tower on fire, then saw the...
  • Feds say Padilla may have been higher in Al Qaeda

    05/26/2006 12:25:37 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 1,944+ views
    Feds say Padilla may have been higher in Al Qaeda WLS By Chuck Goudie May 25, 2006 (Last Updated: 8:23:47 PM) - Federal investigators say they have evidence that former Chicago street gang member Jose Padilla was a higher ranking member of Al Qaeda than first thought. Four years ago this month when Jose Padilla was arrested at O'Hare Airport, federal agents considered him a Chicago street gang member who had been recruited by Al Qaeda terrorists to scout potential American targets, but now U.S. prosecutors believe Padilla was operating at a much higher level than just an advance man...
  • '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...
  • Able Danger Documents Discovered?

    05/21/2006 5:23:25 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 189 replies · 9,395+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | May 21, 2006 | Captain Ed
    The Able Danger blog has news from a FOIA request filed by Scott Malone of and Christopher Law of that has produced an interesting response from the Pentagon. When they demanded the release of all information regarding the Able Danger project, the DoD rejected the request after a bit of bureaucratic misdirection. However, they acknowledged the existence of over 9500 pages of documentation -- apparently the same paperwork that they told Congress no longer existed: "In two possibly related developments in the past week, the Pentagon denied access to almost 10,000 pages of classified documents relating to a...
  • Clinton Nat'l Security Team Targets Curt Weldon ( Able Danger )

    05/03/2006 5:59:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies · 2,354+ views
    NewsMax. Staff ^ | April 26, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    High-ranking members of Bill Clinton's national security team have joined together to defeat Pennsylvania Republican Curt Weldon's House re-election bid this November - in what looks like retaliation for Weldon's efforts in exposing the Clinton administration's Able Danger scandal. In June 2005, Weldon went public with news that Clinton administration lawyers prevented the Defense Intelligence Agency's Able Danger group from blowing the whistle on two al-Qaida terrorists who would later pilot the planes that destroyed the World Trade Center. Though the media downplayed Weldon's bombshell, a number of high ranking Clinton officials apparently haven't forgotten - and they're pouring money...