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  • Bin Laden may have arranged family's US exit: FBI docs

    06/20/2007 3:18:30 PM PDT · by RDTF · 22 replies · 997+ views
    Breitbart via Drudge Report ^ | June 20, 2007 | AP
    Osama bin Laden may have chartered a plane that carried his family members and Saudi nationals out of the United States after the September 11, 2001 attacks, said FBI documents released Wednesday. The papers, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, were made public by Judicial Watch, a Washington-based group that investigates government corruption. One FBI document referred to a Ryan Air 727 airplane that departed Los Angeles International Airport on September 19, 2001, and was said to have carried Saudi nationals out of the United States. "The plane was chartered either by the Saudi Arabian royal family or Osama...
  • John Kerry Threatens to Kill President Bush on Bill Maher (2008)

    03/30/2010 2:40:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies · 1,020+ views
    Feed Blog ^ | October 8, 2006 | Kevin Burton
    John Kerry Threatens to Kill President Bush on Bill Maher The recent episode of Bill Maher was awesome. Robin Williams and Richard Clarke were great but what I found really interesting was when John Kerry seemingly threatens to kill President Bush (which is a crime). (Maher asks Kerry what he got his wife for her birthday) kerry: I did not get her catchup *laughs* maher: … you could have gone to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone. *laughs* kerry: I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone. *laughs* (You...
  • Rescued: Data the Kerry/Edwards Campaign Tried to DELETE from its site! (Grampa Dave found cache)

    07/21/2004 10:58:33 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 229 replies · 28,721+ views
    Google Cache ^ | 7-21-04
    John Kerry Unveils Comprehensive Plan to Fight the War on Terrorism <![if !vml]><![endif]>February 27, 2004 For Immediate Release Los Angeles, CA – In a speech today at the UCLA International Institute, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry offered his comprehensive approach to fighting the global war on terrorism. In the second of a series of speeches on national security, Kerry presented a plan to identify, disrupt, and eliminate terrorist networks using all the resources at our disposal. As CIA Director George Tenet starkly reminded us this week, we are threatened by a far-flung terrorist network that will continue to operate...
  • Trump tweets NYT story on Bush failing to heed 9/11 warning

    10/19/2015 12:40:17 PM PDT · by maggief · 138 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump is not letting Americans forget that the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened under former President George W. Bush. Trump’s relentless attacks on the issue come as he battles former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.), George W. Bush’s brother, for the GOP’s presidential nomination in 2016. “Interesting reading re: September 11th,” he tweeted Monday afternoon, referencing a New York Times story titled “The Bush White House was Deaf to 9/11 Warnings.” “Jeb is fighting to defend a catastrophic event,” Trump said of Jeb Bush in a separate post. “I am fighting to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he added. "Jeb...
  • Suspicions Growing Over Death of Journalist Probing NSA and CIA Abuses

    07/09/2013 8:32:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 132 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 July 2013 | Alex Newman
    Weeks after the fiery death of investigative journalist Michael Hastings , who was probing abuses by the CIA and NSA and had recently informed others that he was being investigated by federal authorities, suspicions about his mysterious car crash are still swirling around the Internet. While police officially ruled the death an “accident,” serious questions are still surfacing — even in the establishment media and among prominent officials. Based on e-mails Hastings sent out shortly before he died about working on a “big story” and needing to go “off the radar,” it has become clear that he was worried, too....
  • Richard Clarke: Hastings accident “consistent with a car cyber

    06/25/2013 1:40:40 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 77 replies
    Hang the Bankers ^ | 6/25/2013 | Clark Kent
    Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke told The Huffington Post on Monday that the fatal crash of journalist Michael Hastings’ Mercedes C250 coupe last week is “consistent with a car cyber attack.” “There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers” — including the United States — know how to remotely seize control of a car,” Clarke said. On Saturday, posted a video of a talk presented by Dr. KathleenFisher, a program manager for DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible...
  • The Naysayer

    11/21/2005 2:15:32 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 6 replies · 393+ views ^ | November 21, 2005 | Thomas Joscelyn
    N THE AFTERMATH of September 11, more than several former national security and intelligence officials fashioned new careers as critics of the Bush administration's war on terror. Among the more prominent of these former officials is Daniel Benjamin, who worked for the National Security Council from 1994 to 1999. Benjamin's criticism flows from his belief that prior to the war in Iraq, as he wrote in Time magazine earlier this year, "there was no pre-existing relationship between Baghdad and al-Qaeda." Still worse, the invasion of Iraq has made us "less safe" and "above all, the invasion and occupation of Iraq--have...
  • Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America

    02/22/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 34 replies · 1,256+ views
    CI CENTRE ^ | various | CI CENTRE
    Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America  "Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our model; the Koran is our constitution; jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration."  "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." --Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood What the Muslim Brotherhood means for the US: Memo lays bare group's plans to destroy U.S. from within By Ron Dreher, Dallas Morning News   "Our strategy...
  • Osama Bin Laden Son Missing From SEAL Raid, Pakistan Says

    05/10/2011 8:55:17 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/10/11 | Jim Sciuotto
    One of Osama bin Laden's sons went missing in the midst of the Navy SEAL raid that took the life of the al Qaeda leader more than a week ago, Pakistani security officials told ABC News today. The officials said bin Laden's three wives, who are all in Pakistani custody, said that one of bin Laden's sons has not been seen since the raid. The son has not been identified, but Pakistani investigators agreed that it appeared someone was missing from the sprawling compound, the officials said. U.S. officials said that one of bin Laden's sons, Khalid, was killed in...
  • Abdulmutallab: More Like Me In Yemen

    12/28/2009 6:14:37 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies · 1,759+ views
    ABDULMUTALLAB: More Like Me In Yemen Accused Northwest Bomber Says More Bombers On the Way; Al Qaeda Promises to Hit Americans By BRIAN ROSS and RICHARD ESPOSITO Dec. 28, 2009 — American officials have cause to worry there may be more al Qaeda-trained young men in Yemen planning to bring down American jets. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, charged with the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253, told FBI agents there were more just like him in Yemen who would strike soon. And in a tape released four days before the attempted destruction of the Detroit-bound Northwest plane, the...
  • FBI Informant Says Agents Missed Chance to Stop 9/11 Ringleader Mohammed Atta (Video)

    09/11/2009 9:54:35 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 21 replies · 1,809+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 9-10-09 | Brian Ross, Vic Walter
    On the eve of the eight year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, an FBI informant who infiltrated alleged terrorist cells in the U.S. tells ABC News the FBI missed a chance to stop the al Qaeda plot because they focused more on undercover stings than on the man who would later become known as 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta. Brian Ross reports on the undercover agent in al Qaeda. In an exclusive interview to be broadcast tonight on ABC World News with Charles Gibson and Nightline, former undercover operative Elie Assaad says he spotted and became suspicious of Atta in early...
  • Richard Clarke's 9/11 imagery hypocrisy

    05/12/2009 4:37:30 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 17 replies · 1,213+ views ^ | May 11, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    I read where Richard Clarke found it "disturbing" that "imagery and the memory of 9/11" were used in an advertisement about why the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay should be kept open. Those 26 House Republicans stated what they believe, that keeping terrorists out of the U.S. is good policy; they were not personally profiting from 9/11. When Richard Clarke testified before the 9/11 Commission, John Lehman stated that Clarke had previously told one thing to Commissioners in private and something different during his public testimony. Clarke repeatedly mentioned September 11 in his two books and his publisher reportedly rushed...
  • Obama advisers say bin Laden can appeal to U.S. courts

    06/17/2008 1:39:36 PM PDT · by WesA · 63 replies · 136+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 06/17/2008 | Bill Sammon
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Barack Obama's foreign policy advisers said Tuesday that Osama bin Laden, if captured, should be allowed to appeal his case to U.S. civilian courts, a privilege opposed by John McCain. Responding to questions from The Examiner, Sen. John Kerry and former White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke said bin Laden would benefit from last week's Supreme Court decision giving terrorism suspects habeas corpus, the right to appeal their military detention to civilian courts. “If he were to be brought back,” Clarke said of bin Laden, “the Supreme Court ruling holds on the right of habeas corpus.”...
  • (Judas)McClellan: 'I'd be glad' to testify about Bush White House(Barf Alert)

    05/30/2008 5:29:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies · 229+ views
    Communist News Network ^ | May 30, 2008 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said Friday he would be willing to comply with a rumored congressional subpoena to discuss the administration’s handling of pre-war intelligence, telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer he’d be “glad to share my views” if asked to testify. Facing a firestorm over his book, McClellan also confirmed reports that he had apologized to Richard Clarke for questioning his honesty after the former counterterrorism official published his own book critical of the White House. “That was part of our talking points at the time. I didn’t even read the book,” McClellan admitted Friday....
  • Bush's War: PBS/FRONTLINE

    03/24/2008 9:40:29 AM PDT · by FilmCutter · 116 replies · 4,279+ views
    Bush's War Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25, 2008 9 P.M. (check local listings) From the horror of 9/11 to the invasion of Iraq; the truth about WMD to the rise of an insurgency; the scandal of Abu Ghraib to the strategy of the surge-for six years, FRONTLINE has revealed the defining stories of the war on terror in meticulous detail, and the political dramas that played out at the highest levels of power and influence. Now, on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, the full saga unfolds in the two-part FRONTLINE special Bush's War, airing Monday, March...
  • Why Bush really demoted Richard Clarke

    01/20/2008 3:37:10 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 36 replies · 338+ views
    Why Bush really demoted Richard Clarke by Jack Cashill This is the fourth in a six-part series detailing the risks to American national security if Barack Obama (or Hillary Clinton) should ever choose to let Richard Clarke back into government. Clarke is currently one of Obama’s top national security advisors. “When George Bush came into office, though he kept Clarke on at the White House, he stripped him of his cabinet level rank.” So lamented Leslie Stahl during the March 2004 60 Minutes profile that would make Richard Clarke ace crowd surfer in the intellectual mosh pit of the anti-war...
  • Will Richard Clarke Head Obama's CIA?

    01/11/2008 2:46:44 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 20 replies · 980+ views ^ | 12/27/2007 | Jack Cashill
    This is the first in a five-part series detailing the risks to American national security if Barack Obama (or Hillary Clinton) should ever choose to let Richard Clarke back into government. Clarke is currently one of Obama’s top national security advisors. At the beginning of the campaign season, top Democratic candidates scrambled after Clinton national security veterans with almost as much urgency as the U.S. and the Soviets once pursued German rocket scientists. In either case, the winner would corner a certain market on national security expertise, a virtue in glaringly short supply among top Democratic candidates in this year’s...
  • Hsus And Socks (Hillary has asked Sandy Berger to join her campaign)

    09/13/2007 10:32:56 AM PDT · by jdm · 81 replies · 1,809+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | September 13, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    You can tell the man who boozes, by the company he chooses ... and the pig got up and slowly walked away. The poem by Clarke Van Ness warns people that they will be judged by the actions of those with whom they choose to associate -- and even a pig has enough sense to walk away from disaster. Hillary Clinton has a big problem with her associates, and it's self-inflicted. Lost in the Norman Hsu shuffle, the news that Hillary has asked former Clinton national-security adviser Sandy Berger to join her campaign should cause even more questions about her...
  • Double Agent Plan

    02/13/2004 8:15:05 PM PST · by knak · 2 replies · 349+ views
    abc ^ | 2/13/04
    Mohammed Warsame seen in an undated photograph. (The photograph's background has been obscured to protect the source. ABCNEWS independently confirmed that the photograph shows Warsame.) U.S. Attempt to Turn Al Qaeda Suspect Into U.S. Informant Soured by Press Leak By Pierre Thomas Feb. 13 — When a Somali-born computer student was arrested in Minneapolis last December on suspicion of helping al Qaeda, federal counterterrorism officials thought they might finally have found what they desperately need — a way of getting inside Osama bin Laden's shadowy network. The counterterrorism officials developed a plan to turn the man, Mohammed Warsame, into a...
  • Exclusive: Suicide Bomb Teams Sent to U.S., Europe

    06/18/2007 2:56:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 169 replies · 6,232+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 18, 2007 | Brian Ross
    Large teams of newly trained suicide bombers are being sent to the United States and Europe, according to evidence contained on a new videotape obtained by the Blotter on Teams assigned to carry out attacks in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Germany were introduced at an al Qaeda/Taliban training camp graduation ceremony held June 9. A Pakistani journalist was invited to attend and take pictures as some 300 recruits, including boys as young as 12, were supposedly sent off on their suicide missions. "These Americans, Canadians, British and Germans come here to Afghanistan from faraway places," Dadullah...
  • Put Bush's 'puppy dog' terror theory to sleep (Massive Richard Clarke Barf Alert)

    04/25/2007 3:49:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies · 760+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 25th 2007 | RICHARD CLARKE
    Does the President think terrorists are puppy dogs? He keeps saying that terrorists will "follow us home" like lost dogs. This will only happen, however, he says, if we "lose" in Iraq. The puppy dog theory is the corollary to earlier sloganeering that proved the President had never studied logic: "We are fighting terrorists in Iraq so that we will not have to face them and fight them in the streets of our own cities." Remarkably, in his attempt to embrace the failed Iraqi adventure even more than the President, Sen. John McCain is now parroting the line. "We lose...
  • Official Explanations I Do Not Believe

    01/04/2007 5:03:41 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 22 replies · 563+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/04/07 | Purple Mountains
    That Oswald assassinated President Kennedy by himself and shot Kennedy and Governor Connally with one single, magic bullet. That President Clinton knew nothing about Janet Reno’s order that resulted in the massacre of 26 children at Waco, Texas. That Flight 800 was brought down by a spark in the fuel tank instead of by a missile that most of the witnesses saw.
  • Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new.

    02/10/2006 5:16:05 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 21 replies · 1,655+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM | by Stephen F. Hayes
    Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new. by Stephen F. Hayes 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM IN A BREATHLESS front-page, above-the-fold article in today's Washington Post, Walter Pincus reports that a former senior CIA official named Paul Pillar accuses the Bush administration of "misusing" intelligence to take the country to war in Iraq. According to the Post account, Pillar uses a forthcoming article in Foreign Affairs to claim that the Bush administration "politicized" the intelligence on Iraq. Bush administration policymakers did this subtly, Pillar says, by repeatedly asking the CIA questions about Iraq, its...

    09/26/2006 3:42:08 PM PDT · by detch · 42 replies · 1,285+ views
    WORLD TRIBUNE.COM | October 18, 2000 | John Metzler
      Could USS Cole tragedy have been avoided? October 18, 2000 By John MetzlerSPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM     UNITED NATIONS — The terrorist attack on the USS Cole (12 October 200), refueling in the port of Aden again sharply focuses the stark vulnerability of American interests in the Middle East. While it's easy to play "Monday morning quarterback" after such a tragedy, its equally prudent to question the set of circumstances which witnessed a planned suicide attack on the destroyer Cole tragically sending seventeen American sailors to their untimely deaths.   All the pieces were in place; An...

    09/25/2006 11:51:28 PM PDT · by hope · 121 replies · 4,266+ views
    New York Post ^ | 0-25-06
    September 25, 2006 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday accused Bill Clinton of making "flatly false" claims that the Bush administration didn't lift a finger to stop terrorism before the 9/11 attacks. Rice hammered Clinton, who leveled his charges in a contentious weekend interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News Channel, for his claims that the Bush administration "did not try" to kill Osama bin Laden in the eight months they controlled the White House before the Sept. 11 attacks. "The notion somehow for eight months the Bush administration sat there and didn't do that is just flatly false...
  • Transcript: Clarke Praises Bush Team in '02(Hey "BJ"Clinton lookie here)

    09/24/2006 6:20:14 PM PDT · by BlueJ7 · 35 replies · 1,833+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | March 24, 2004
    RICHARD CLARKE: Actually, I've got about seven points, let me just go through them quickly. Um, the first point, I think the overall point is, there was no plan on Al Qaeda that was passed from the Clinton administration to the Bush administration. JIM ANGLE: You're saying that the Bush administration did not stop anything that the Clinton administration was doing while it was making these decisions, and by the end of the summer had increased money for covert action five-fold. Is that correct? CLARKE: All of that's correct.
  • Clinton's Indignant Defense, "Riddled with Errors" according to former Advisor.

    09/23/2006 10:59:28 PM PDT · by Gail Wynand · 50 replies · 2,874+ views
    National Review ^ | 2004 | Laurie Mylroie
    Laurie Mylroie, a noted author and middle east expert as well as 1992 Clinton campaign advisor on Iraq, evaluated the Richard Clarke book which President Clinton repeatedly and heatedly based his defense of his terror record to Chris Wallace on Fox News. Ms. Mylroie, described the Clarke book as "riddled with errors" and statues further that, "Clarke's book, Against All Enemies is, essentially, an attempt to blame the Bush administration for 9/11, while exonerating Clinton (and therefore Clarke). The reality is quite the reverse." Ms. Mylroie contends that Clarke's story "systematically distorts" key information, and she explains the central failing...
  • Cheney recalls taking charge from bunker (To de-bunk Richard Clarke)

    09/11/2006 8:03:13 PM PDT · by YaYa123 · 77 replies · 3,239+ views
    CNN ^ | Sept 12, 2002 | unnamed
    As horrified Americans watched the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, unfold on their television sets, Vice President Dick Cheney directed the U.S. government's response from an emergency bunker.
  • If you have not seen Court TV's On Native Soil...Don't bother

    09/01/2006 8:53:58 AM PDT · by stm · 12 replies · 427+ views
    Today | Me
    This pile of leftist propaganda has been "critically acclaimed", by rags such as NY Post, WaPo, etc. Richard Clarke puts on a performance worthy of an Oscar for Worst Actor. Clarke has been widely discredited. This "documentary" places nearly all the blame on the Bush Administration and barely touches on all the travesties of the Clinton Administration. Court TV's credibility is going off the deep end with the likes of Catherine Crier and Haunted Evidence
  • A hint of truth leaks out..

    06/20/2006 10:34:35 PM PDT · by pickrell · 21 replies · 1,483+ views
    21 June 2006 | Ron Pickrell
    First, you have to frame the problem. How to orchestrate a multiple hatchet job on those men who, in a time of national fear and anxiety, stood a trembling nation back on it's feet, and said, "We will respond, and with vigor. No more swatting flies." At the same time, however, you have to find some magic way of presenting those discredited, terminated and bitter ex-employees of the agency which apparently failed in their duties to faithfully watch at the walls, but yet not expose them as bitter, disgruntled employees. Apparently, no one was supposed to notice your one-sided lineup,...
  • Richard Clarke on GMA: With Zarqawi Dead, Iraq No Safer, War's End No Closer

    06/08/2006 7:57:13 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 101 replies · 2,415+ views
    GMA/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein June 8, 2006 - 10:37. Interviewed on ABC's Good Morning America this morning, Richard Clarke - former White House advisor, turned author and bitter Bush-administration critic - scoffed at the significance of the killing of Zarqawi. GMA: "First question has to be this morning, is it any safer in Iraq and will the war end any sooner?" Clarke: "Well, unfortunately the answer is no. The man was a terrible man. He was a symbol of terrorism. He was the face of terrorism, the only real name we knew of a [terrorist] leader in Iraq. But he commanded...
  • A Realist No Longer

    11/01/2005 6:50:06 AM PST · by Valin · 6 replies · 567+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 10/31/05 | Pejman Yousefzadeh
    The punditry world is abuzz with talk of a recent New Yorker article (no link available) by writer Jeffrey Goldberg, who has interviewed Brent Scowcroft, the former national security advisor for the Ford Administration and the Administration of George H.W. Bush. In a number of passages in the piece, Scowcroft takes on the current Bush Administration over the issue of Iraq, something for which he has earned applause from many Democrats and other Bush critics. But when one reads the entire New Yorker piece, one finds that Scowcroft's critique is directed at foreign policy idealism in general. And it's a...
  • Treat the CIA Leaker Like Scooter Libby

    04/25/2006 4:31:21 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 10 replies · 1,266+ views
    front page magazine ^ | 25 april 2006 | Christopher Hitchens
    If Mary O. McCarthy should ever be so desperate as to need a character witness, or to require one so badly that she must stoop to my level, I declare in advance that I shall step forward pro bono. I am quite willing to accept that whatever she did or did not do or say about the surreptitious incarceration of al-Qaida suspects overseas (and let's not prejudge this), she did it from the most exalted motives. I accept this because, however much of her hard-earned money she threw away on making a donation to the John Kerry presidential campaign, she...
  • The Democratic Party: A Culture of Treason

    04/25/2006 4:18:59 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 30 replies · 1,823+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | April 24, 2006
    RUSH: I'll tell you what, folks, if you doubt that these are treacherous times, you need to awaken. A former Clinton National Security Agency official leaking top secret information for a bunch of reasons, of course, because she disagreed with subsequent policies of an elected president but I also think that there's an ongoing effort here to cleanse the dirt in the Clinton administration to keep it secret, to keep the blame focused on George W. Bush and subsequent administrations after Clinton, and to cover up the Clinton administration incompetence. We are truly dealing with a Democratic Party that is...
  • Understanding the Valerie Plame and Mary O'Neil McCarthy Cases

    04/23/2006 6:36:33 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 9 replies · 325+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 4/23/06 | Purple Mountains
    Out of the societal revolution of the 1960's, and in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, many changes have taken place in the fabric of American society. Since then, the following concepts have been under attack from within: Religion in general and Christianity in particular; America's role as a beacon of hope in a cruel world; The authority of government, church and school leaders; The whole concept of duty, honor, country; The superiority of western and American culture over other cultures; The military's role in advancing and defending American interests; In the place of these concepts, people, who I will...
  • Former officials warn against US attack on Iran (Richard Clarke)

    04/15/2006 6:51:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 63 replies · 1,739+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/15/06 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. conflict with Iran could be even more damaging to America's interests than the war with Iraq, former White House counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke wrote in Sunday's New York Times. In an op-ed article co-authored with Steven Simon, a former State Department official who also worked for the National Security Council, Clarke wrote reports that the Bush administration is contemplating bombing nuclear sites in Iran raised concerns that "would simply begin a multi-move, escalatory process." Iran's likely response would be to "use its terrorist network to strike American targets around the world, including inside the...
  • Did the U.S. Save Osama bin Laden?

    04/11/2006 4:12:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 994+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/12/06 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Although the Dubai ports controversy may be disappearing, questions linger about the role high-ranking United Arab Emirates officials played in supporting Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida in the years leading up to Sept. 11. In fact, some U.S. government reports suggest that the United States lost a clear opportunity to kill bin Laden because he was too close to U.A.E. officials traveling in his entourage – officials Clinton security adviser Richard Clarke may have thought were too important to harm. On Feb. 8, 1999, the Pentagon and the CIA were preparing a military strike on a luxury hunting camp in...
  • More Damning Documents On Saddam ~<b>Origins Of War:</b>~~ Why won't Washington get the word out?

    04/08/2006 12:51:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 128 replies · 3,435+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 4/7/2006 | staff
    The latest in a stream of eye-opening Iraqi documents shows Saddam Hussein's regime was planning suicide attacks on U.S. interests six months before 9-11. Why won't Washington get the word out?Last month the Pentagon began releasing records captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Among the documents is a letter dated March 11, 2001, written by Abdel Magid Hammod Ali, one of Saddam's air force generals.According to an unofficial translation, Page 6 of the letter asks for "the names of those who desire to volunteer for suicide mission to liberate Palestine and to strike American interests." Assuming the document's accuracy, this shows...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • How the CIA Funds Anti-Bush Propaganda

    09/14/2004 12:10:20 PM PDT · by fuzzy122 · 30 replies · 1,293+ views ^ | September 14, 2004 | Bill Gertz
    How the CIA Funds Anti-Bush Propaganda By Bill Gertz The Washington Times | September 14, 2004 The CIA's Counterterrorist Center has spent more than $15 million in the past three years funding studies, reports and conferences produced by former Democratic administration officials and other critics of the Bush administration. The latest effort was a $300,000 grant by the CIA to the Atlantic Council for a study co-authored by Richard A. Clarke, the former counterterrorism official who wrote a best seller accusing the Bush administration of failing in the war on terrorism by invading Iraq.
  • The Shadow Party: Part II

    10/07/2004 2:57:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 18 replies · 3,697+ views ^ | 10/07/04 | David Horowitz and Richard Poe
    George Soros is an exacting  taskmaster. In return for his money, he demands productivity. What he requires of employees and business associates in the investment world, Soros also demands from the political operatives he funds. “Mr. Soros isn't just writing checks and watching,” notes Wall Street Journalreporter Jeanne Cummings. “He is also imposing a business model on the notoriously unruly world of politics. He demands objective evidence of progress, and assigned an aide to monitor the groups he supports. He studies private polls to track the impact of an anti-Bush advertising campaign, and he is delivering his money in installments,...
  • Wiretaps fail to make dent in terror war; al Qaeda used messengers

    12/28/2005 1:50:29 PM PST · by mlc9852 · 38 replies · 1,026+ views
    Insight on the News ^ | December 27, 2005
    The Bush administration's surveillance policy has failed to make a dent in the war against al Qaeda. U.S. law enforcement sources said that more than four years of surveillance by the National Security Agency has failed to capture any high-level al Qaeda operative in the United States. They said al Qaeda insurgents have long stopped using the phones and even computers to relay messages. Instead, they employ couriers. "They have been way ahead of us in communications security," a law enforcement source said. "At most, we have caught some riff-raff. But the heavies remain free and we believe some of...
  • (Richard) Clarke Urges More Subway Searches

    11/07/2005 7:40:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 438+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/07/05 | AP
    NEW YORK - Former White House counter-terrorism adviser Richard Clarke says the random search by police of bags on New York subways is a program that should be copied in other cities. Terrorists who plan attacks with multiple bombs set to go off at the same time rely on the knowledge that they will not encounter surprises by police, Clarke said last week in a deposition for a federal court case challenging the search program. "They rehearse that, they train it, they do dry runs," Clarke said in response to questions posed by New York Civil Liberties Union Legal Director...
  • Espionage Case Breaches the White House

    10/05/2005 5:56:16 PM PDT · by · 22 replies · 1,042+ views
    Oct. 5, 2005 — Both the FBI and CIA are calling it the first case of espionage in the White House in modern history. Officials tell ABC News the alleged spy worked undetected at the White House for almost three years. Leandro Aragoncillo, 46, was a U.S. Marine most recently assigned to the staff of Vice President Dick Cheney. Top Stories * Espionage Case Breaches the White House * Death with Dignity or Criminal Act? * Person of the Week: Complete Coverage "I don't know of a case where the vetting broke down before and resulted in a spy being...
  • Stephen Hayes:See No Evil, Hear No Evil(What the 9/11 Commission narrative left out: Iraqis)

    08/28/2005 1:49:07 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 68 replies · 4,487+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 5 / September 12, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes
    AHMED HIKMAT SHAKIR IS A shadowy figure who provided logistical assistance to one, maybe two, of the 9/11 hijackers. Years before, he had received a phone call from the Jersey City, New Jersey, safehouse of the plotters who would soon, in February 1993, park a truck bomb in the basement of the World Trade Center. The safehouse was the apartment of Musab Yasin, brother of Abdul Rahman Yasin, who scorched his own leg while mixing the chemicals for the 1993 bomb.When Shakir was arrested shortly after the 9/11 attacks, his "pocket litter," in the parlance of the investigators, included contact...
  • Iraq & al Qaeda (must read)

    06/17/2004 7:05:22 AM PDT · by Valin · 105 replies · 7,424+ views
    NRO ^ | 5/17/04 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The 9/11 Commission raises more questions than it answers. The 9/11 Commission's staff has come down decidedly on the side of the naysayers about operational ties between Saddam Hussein's regime and Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network. This development is already being met with unbridled joy by opponents of the Iraq war, who have been carping for days about recent statements by President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney that reaffirmed the deposed Iraqi regime's promotion of terror. The celebration is premature. The commission's cursory treatment of so salient a national question as whether al Qaeda and Iraq...
  • August 22 Statement by Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson

    08/24/2005 9:00:38 AM PDT · by freema · 79 replies · 1,885+ views ^ | 8/22/05 | Joseph Wilson
    Statement by Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson August 22nd, 2005 The Bush White House and its right wing allies are responding to Cindy Sheehan and the military families’ vigil in Central Texas in the same way that they always respond to bad news –by unleashing personal attacks and smears against her. This White House never wants an open public discussion, and it certainly never wants to be told that it is wrong. It always tries to change the message by attacking the messenger. They did it with former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill when he wrote a book that suggested that the...
  • Liberal Groups, Media Restrategize After Losing Latest Human Shield

    08/22/2005 10:37:13 AM PDT · by skid · 358+ views
    Bucky Report ^ | 8/22/05 | Skid
    Crawford, TX Several major liberal groups and mainline news outlets had to retreat from their latest anti-war campaign this week when they lost their latest human shield, grieving Army-mom Cindy Sheehan. Mrs. Sheehan, who lost her son, Casey, in the Iraq war 14 months ago, announced today that she was leaving her makeshift camp here to care for her ailing mother amid loud protests from, MANBLA and Alec Baldwin.