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  • Shooting suspect was baptised (Seattle shooter NOT necessarily a Muslim)

    07/30/2006 9:49:32 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 106 replies · 2,174+ views
    MSN/Seattle P-I ^ | 6-29-06 | Scott Guiterrez
    RICHLAND -- Those who knew Naveed Haq said Saturday that to them he was an enigma, a puzzle that they wish they could have solved before his deadly rampage in a Seattle Jewish center. Stunned and saddened by the news, some of Haq's acquaintances recounted many of what they saw as the contradictions of his life. (snip) Yet Haq was frustrated at his lack of friends and female companionship.He told friends he felt alienated from his own family, in part because his career had disappointed his father and also because he had disavowed Islam last year, converting to Christianity. Haq...
  • No McKinney criminal indictment

    06/16/2006 2:19:16 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 260 replies · 8,989+ views
    WSB TV Breaking News | 6/16/06 | WSB
    Breaking news on the local news program. More later.
  • CA: Regents give UC's chief another chance

    05/19/2006 9:36:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 223+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 5/19/06 | Marisa Agha
    SAN FRANCISCO - University of California President Robert Dynes gets to keep his job, butthe Board of Regents pledged Thursday to watch him more closely after outrage about millions of dollars in overpayments to top administrators that prompted calls for his resignation. The regents met in closed session for much of Thursday morning, discussing the situation with Dynes, before announcing their decision to allow him to stay. They pledged to increase their oversight of UC pay practices and policies. Dynes has been under fire since last fall, when reports emerged saying that UC administrators withheld information from regents and the...
  • Officers Claim Brass Interfered in Investigation of Rep. Kennedy Incident

    05/04/2006 1:54:08 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 328 replies · 16,849+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 5-4-06 | John McArdle
    Officers Claim Brass Interfered in Investigation of Rep. Kennedy Incident Thursday, May 4; 4:16 pm By John McArdle, Roll Call Staff Police labor union officials asked acting Chief Christopher McGaffin this afternoon to allow a Capitol Police officer to complete his investigation into an early-morning car crash involving Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.).According to a letter sent by Officer Greg Baird, acting chairman of the USCP FOP, the wreck took place at approximately 2:45 a.m. Thursday when Kennedy’s car, operating with its running lights turned off, narrowly missed colliding with a Capitol Police cruiser and smashed into a security barricade...
  • Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine

    05/04/2006 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 635 replies · 19,040+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | ANDREW MIGA
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. His initial statement said: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident."'Later, however, he issued a longer statement saying the attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis.Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes...

    05/04/2006 2:08:32 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 80 replies · 2,887+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | may 4, 2006 | Drudge
    Officers Claim Brass Interfered in Investigation of Rep. Kennedy Incident... Police labor union officials asked acting Chief Christopher McGaffin this afternoon to allow a Capitol Police officer to complete his investigation into an early-morning car crash involving Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.). According to a letter sent by Officer Greg Baird, acting chairman of the USCP FOP, the wreck took place at approximately 2:45 a.m. Thursday when Kennedy's car, operating with its running lights turned off, narrowly missed colliding with a Capitol Police cruiser and smashed into a security barricade at First and C streets Southeast.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No Rave Crackdown Coming (Seattle Corruption Alert)

    03/30/2006 7:38:10 PM PST · by Northwesterner · 11 replies · 639+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | March 30, 2006 | ANGELA GALLOWAY , D. PARVAZ
    Thursday, March 30, 2006 No rave crackdown coming Teen rules wouldn't have stopped tragedy, officials say By ANGELA GALLOWAY AND D. PARVAZ P-I REPORTERS Faced with the senselessness of last week's slaughter of six young people hours after an all-night, all-ages dance party, many parents want not only answers -- but also accountability. That has some in Seattle's "rave" scene worried about a government crackdown reminiscent of the controversial and now defunct "Teen Dance Ordinance." But it's more likely that the only new restrictions on raves here will be self-imposed -- with at least two events scheduled for this weekend...
  • Able Danger, The Lawsuit

    03/02/2006 3:22:05 PM PST · by vadkins · 4 replies · 785+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 3/2/2006 | Ed Morrissey
    The principals in the Able Danger story have filed suit to restrain the Department of Defense from retaliating against Tony Shaffer and to allow these witnesses to retain counsel during the closed hearings that Congress has scheduled into the data-mining program. Mark Zaid, representing Shaffer as well as contractor J. D. Smith, filed the suit on Monday against the DoD, DIA, the Army, and their attorneys in the DC district court. I've copied the text into the extended entry of this post. Most of those who have followed Able Danger will not be surprised by the allegations in the lawsuit....
  • New Able Danger Podcast Feed/Blog

    03/02/2006 3:17:29 PM PST · by vadkins · 560+ views
    QT Monster's Place ^ | 3/2/2006 | vadkins
    I've created an Able Danger Podcast blog to generate a podcast feed so folks can subscribe to this feed and easily obtain any Able Danger audio (mp3) files. Here is the podcast feed for the Able Danger podcasts. The link to this feed is easy to find at the top left corner of my main blog, QT Monster, just above the Able Danger blog roll. Folks can subscribe to this podcast feed through iTunes. From the iTunes interface pull down the Advanced menu, click on subscribe to podcast, and in the dialogue box paste the URL for this podcast feed:...
  • Able Danger Atta Photo Mystery Solved

    03/01/2006 12:57:55 PM PST · by vadkins · 55 replies · 2,451+ views
    Media Is a Plural ^ | 3/1/2006 | Rory O'Connor
    Sources close to the ongoing Department of Defense investigation into the controversial Able Danger data mining intelligence program, which purportedly identified Mohammed Atta and three other 9/11 hijackers a year before the worst terror attacks in US history, say the mystery person who actually obtained a much-disputed photograph of Atta for the Able Danger team has now been identified. Ever since the Pentagon-ordered destruction in 2000 of 2.5 terabytes of data unearthed by Able Danger – allegedly including a chart featuring Atta’s photograph that revealed terrorist links and patterns when clicked on – skeptics have long raised doubt about the...
  • More Audio of Able Danger Conference Call with Rep. Curt Weldon

    03/01/2006 10:44:35 AM PST · by vadkins · 1 replies · 594+ views
    Able Danger Blog ^ | 2/28/2006 | vadkins
    The first 20 minutes or so of the Able Danger conference call was previously posted here. The next three audio clips are here, here and here. Attending this conference call with Congressman Weldon were: AJ Strata from The Strata-Sphere, Dana from Common Sense Political Thought, Curt from Flopping Aces, Mike of Able Danger Blog, QT Monster, Rory O’Connor, Pierre from Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill, Bluto from Jawa Report and The Dread Pundit Bluto.
  • Legal debate hobbled Able Danger

    02/28/2006 5:34:30 PM PST · by vadkins · 14 replies · 882+ views
    Norristown Times Herald ^ | 2/28/2006 | KEITH PHUCAS
    Some traditional intelligence officials, however, seemed either skeptical or jealous of LIWA's capability. At one conference, "Able Danger" analysts identified four major al-Qaida hubs - the Middle East, East Africa, Balkans and the Far East - in about 90 minutes."Because we weren't an intelligence organization, we got a lot of bad press," he said. "Folks thought we were running fast and loose with the data."By April, the "Able Danger" team was told to end its support of SOCOM. During the month's long work stoppage, SOCOM's patience ran out, and the military command transferred the work to a Raytheon facility in...
  • Able Danger: Why Wasn't the FBI Told About Mohammad Atta Before the 9-11 Attacks?

    02/28/2006 1:29:12 PM PST · by vadkins · 7 replies · 1,349+ views
    QT Monster's Place ^ | 2/28/2006 | vadkins
    Able Danger identified Mohammad Atta and at least 2 other 9-11 hijackers more than a year before the 9-11 attacks. Why was the data that connected Mohammad Atta as a possible terrorist threat to the United States destroyed, and why wasn't this information shared with the FBI so the 9-11 attacks might have been prevented? 1. Dr. Stephen A. Cambone, U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, explains that there wasn't any prohibition against sharing Able Danger information with the FBI. One of Dr. Cambone's colleagues says, "...we share in Army intelligence and DoD intelligence, we share information with the FBI...
  • No port for Able Danger Storm

    02/21/2006 9:51:04 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 2 replies · 652+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, February 21, 2006 | Judi McLeod
    In his Washington D.C. office last Thursday, a slightly tired Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa) was lamenting to Canada Free Press the ongoing suppression of Able Danger. Eric Kleinsmith and two colleagues had given testimony in open session before the House Armed Services Committee the day before. Weldon said that he had found it demoralizing that sincere witnesses, who had turned out for the hearings in full military dress, had been identified on committee papers as "only Mr."
  • Able Danger Hearing Summary

    02/18/2006 1:26:37 PM PST · by vadkins · 27 replies · 1,955+ views
    The Strata-Sphere ^ | 2/18/2006 | AJ Strata
    China Study Rocks The Hill and Unleashes The Purge: While Cambone tried to link the data purge to this 90-day rule, Weldon and the other witnesses (with first hand knowledge) pointed to the LIWA China Study that was being done in parallel to the Able Danger study. I have stated all along this was the lynchpin, the source of all later cover ups and mistakes and lost opportunities. We all know the story so I will not repeat it here, but what we learned from the hearings is how far up this went. Weldon let slip that the initial China...
  • Able Danger Transcript: Curt Weldon Interview on the Tony Snow Radio Show, 2/17/2006

    02/18/2006 12:53:02 PM PST · by vadkins · 6 replies · 1,243+ views
    QT Monster ^ | 2/18/2006 | vadkins
    No you're right Tony, and the significance here is that the FBI Director back then, Louis Freeh said in October of last year on national television, that if he had had the Able Danger information the FBI might well have been able to stop the hijacking. In our hearing past week, and we had both classified and unclassified, we had five people that testified under oath that they believed the same thing. That if the data they collected, that if the analysis they did had been able to be passed to the FBI, they agree with Louis Freeh, that would...
  • Monitoring the Able Danger Congressional Hearings Coverage

    02/18/2006 11:13:07 AM PST · by vadkins · 23 replies · 1,655+ views ^ | 2/18/2006 used the powerful new MediaVision tool to monitor television news coverage of the Able Danger Congressional hearings. To our astonishment CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" was the only news show to give Able Danger any significant coverage. We were so shocked by the lack of coverage that we created an online campaign to try to pressure TV news networks to cover, as Lou Dobbs put it, "what could be the biggest scandal of our lifetime." Click here to send networks an email demanding coverage! So, sadly, here it is. All the TV coverage we could find thus far:
  • Able Danger Hearings Part III

    02/17/2006 7:06:04 PM PST · by vadkins · 42 replies · 2,431+ views
    The Strata-Sphere ^ | 2/17/2006 | AJ Strata
    25th Item: Holy Cow! Weldon has a signed affidavit from a witness that talked to one of Cambone’s staff recently and who said Cambone’s group was going to ‘kill this story’ and Shaffer had no credibility. The name is Butch Willard This is right after Cambone claimed no one was not trying to ‘bring the information forward’. If Weldon is right, Cambone just perjured himself and is in hot water now. The witness is an ex intelligence officer (woman). They moved all this to the closed session!
  • Program mysteries unresolved

    02/17/2006 3:46:05 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 39 replies · 4,224+ views
    Times Herald ^ | 02/17/2006 | KEITH PHUCAS
    Program mysteries unresolved By: KEITH PHUCAS, Times Herald Staff 02/17/2006 WASHINGTON - When all the facts about "Able Danger" are revealed, the history of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be rewritten, according to Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, who accused the Pentagon at a Congressional hearing Wednesday of trying to hide the former data mining effort that claims it identified hijacker Mohamed Atta more than a year before the terrorist attacks. In 2000, the Defense Department shut down the program without explaining why and ordered the wholesale destruction of mountains of personal information swept into the project's data sets...
  • GOP BOSS HITS ELIOT 'HYPOCRISY' (Able Danger connection)

    02/16/2006 3:56:44 AM PST · by Liz · 30 replies · 1,394+ views
    NY POST ^ | February 16, 2006 | NILES LATHEM in D.C. and FREDRIC U. DICKER in Albany
    State GOP chairman Stephen Minarik yesterday blasted Attorney General Eliot Spitzer for preventing one of his top aides from testifying at a congressional hearing on pre-Sept. 11 intelligence failures, calling him a "horrible hypocrite" on national-security issues. Minarik's attack came in response to a report in yesterday's Post that Spitzer personally intervened with the House Armed Services Committee to get Deputy Attorney General Dietrich Snell out of testifying. The panel is holding hearings on a Pentagon cyber-intelligence program code-named "Able Danger" that had information on 9/11 mastermind Mohammed Atta a year before the attacks. "Mr. Spitzer must have a feeble...
  • Audio of Able Danger Hearing

    02/15/2006 8:29:03 PM PST · by vadkins · 3 replies · 790+ views
    QT Monster ^ | 2/15/2006 | vadkins
    Audio of the today's entire Able Danger hearing is posted here.
  • Weldon press conference transcript (The Able Danger Data Still Exists!)

    02/14/2006 6:24:39 PM PST · by vadkins · 47 replies · 2,176+ views
    Able Danger Blog ^ | 2/14/2006 | TopDog08
    Rep. Curt Weldon: I've learned some additional things that are new. You saw the Arlen Specter hearing in Judiciary that occurred in September. It's very troubling to me that it appears as though the DOD witness did not tell the truth. We had testimony that all of the Able Danger data-mining material was destroyed. I now know that that's not the case. In fact, I now know there's data still available. And I am in contact with people who are still able to data mining runs on pre-9/11 data. In those data runs that are now being done today, in...
  • Able Danger Audio: From the House Subcommittee Whistleblower Hearings

    02/14/2006 4:45:49 PM PST · by vadkins · 790+ views
    QT Monster ^ | 2/14/2006 | vadkins
    The Able Danger portions of the House whistleblower hearings is posted here.
  • Local Muslims join educational effort

    02/14/2006 3:25:37 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 221+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/14/6 | Elizabeth Hume
    Leaders of Sacramento-area Islamic organizations joined a national effort Tuesday to educate Americans about the life and philosophies of the Prophet Muhammad. Organizers hope the program will help turn the international controversy over editorial cartoons published in a Danish newspaper into a learning experience about the meaning of Muhammad. "He is our guide, our teacher. And for us to have him be caricatured and put into cartoons was very offensive, and this is why many of the Muslims reacted," Irfan Haq, spokesman for the Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims, said at a news conference at the SALAM Center in...
  • Liveblogging Whistleblower Protection Hearing (Tony Shaffer/Curt Weldon testify)

    02/14/2006 10:57:38 AM PST · by vadkins · 9 replies · 1,115+ views
    QT Monster ^ | 2/14/2006 | vadkins
    I am now liveblogging the US House Subcommittee hearing on national security whistle blowers. Lt. Col. Shaffer just finished his opening statement. He will be questioned during this hearing. You can listen now on C-Span Radio. The permalink to this post is here.
  • '13' CYBER CLUES TO 9/11 PILOT (Mohammad Atta surfaced 13 Times Before 9-11)

    02/14/2006 8:21:48 AM PST · by vadkins · 30 replies · 2,324+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 2/14/2006 | NILES LATHEM
    WASHINGTON — An active-duty military intelligence analyst has told congressional investigators that 9/11 pilot Mohamed Atta surfaced 13 times in a controversial Pentagon computer program before he executed the attacks, The Post has learned. Congressional sources said last night that an officer in the Pentagon's secretive Land Information Warfare Center told the staff of Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.) about the computer hits.
  • Able Danger: Rep. Curt Weldon Will Hold Press Conference at Noon Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006

    02/13/2006 3:58:38 PM PST · by vadkins · 32 replies · 1,664+ views
    QT Monster's Place ^ | 2/13/2006 | vadkins
    It's looking like the Able Danger story (which the 9-11 Ommission Commission totally disregarded) may be about to take off. I'm told that this Wednesday's House Armed Service joint subcommittee hearing on Able Danger will have some surprises.
  • Able Danger Twenty Questions

    02/01/2006 12:10:01 PM PST · by vadkins · 3 replies · 600+ views
    Media Is a Plural ^ | 1/31/2006 | Rory O'Connor
    Everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask, or the answers were classified…) about the controversial Able Danger data mining project, which identified four 9/11 hijackers a year before the terror attacks. 1. Did Anthony Shaffer, or anyone on the Able Danger team, obtain a photo of Mohamed Atta from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), as Shaffer’s interview with Government Security News (GSN) states? The photo of Atta came from an information broker who provided it and others. Shaffer’s comments were made to GSN based on his knowledge at the time, which came from his knowledge...
  • Maligning Fathers (PBS whitewashes anti-dad bias)

    01/24/2006 10:06:22 AM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 742+ views
    Reason ^ | January 24, 2006 | Cathy Young
    PBS whitewashes anti-dad biasLast November, I wrote about the controversy about the Public Broadcasting Service documentary, Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories, which claimed that male batterers and child abusers frequently gain custody of their children in divorce cases after the mothers' claims of abuse are disbelieved by the courts. The film caused an outcry from fathers' rights groups. In response to these protests, PBS announced a 30-day review to determine whether the film met the editorial guidelines for fairness and accuracy.Unfortunately, it seems that the review amounted to little more than a whitewash.On December 21, PBS issued a statement acknowledging...

    01/19/2006 8:46:42 AM PST · by mondonico · 234 replies · 13,059+ views
    OIC David Barrett ^ | January 18, 2006 | David Barrett
    Here it is: Final Report
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Able Danger program

    01/07/2006 11:47:17 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 14 replies · 1,984+ views ^ | Center for Cooperative Research
    A report commissioned in mid-1999 by Rep. Curt Weldon (R) looks into possible Chinese front companies in the US seeking technology for the Chinese military. Dr. Eileen Preisser and Michael Maloof are commissioned to make the report. Dr. Preisser, who runs the Information Dominance Center at the US Army's Land Information Warfare Activity (LIWA) and will later become closely tied to Able Danger, uses LIWA's data mining capabilities to search unclassified information. According to Maloof, their results show Chinese front companies in the US posing as US corporations that acquire technology from US defense contractors. When the study is completed...
  • Supreme Court panel reprimands Resnick over DUI

    12/29/2005 5:54:37 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 19 replies · 522+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | Thursday, December 29, 2005 | Ted Wendling
    Columbus - An Ohio Supreme Court disciplinary panel has reprimanded Justice Alice Robie Resnick for professional misconduct as a result of her Jan. 31 drunken-driving arrest. Wednesday's unanimous decision by a special panel of 13 court of appeals judges ends a humiliating chapter for the 66-year-old jus tice, who has not said whether she in tends to run for re-election in November. Resnick is Ohio's lone statewide elected Democrat. Resnick declined to be interviewed, issuing the following statement: "I have accepted responsibility for the incident which took place on Jan. 31, 2005. Today, I can put the matter behind me...
  • Months after Hurricane Katrina, a Media “Whitewash”

    12/20/2005 5:51:52 AM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 2 replies · 528+ views
    MND ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2005 | by Vincent Fiore
    Lately, those sounds emitting from your television set these days is the constant “siss, boom, bah!” of the Democratic Party as they demonstrate why it is that they are not to be trusted with this nation’s security. Dutifully, the old media echo chamber plays and replays the latest verbal outrages of our liberal friends. Recent statements by DNC Chairman Howard Dean, Senator John Kerry (D), and Congressman John Murtha (D) have invested heavily in Al-Qaeda and terrorism, and little in America and the Bush administration. All the while, the old media eagerly leap and perform journalistic jujitsu making sure that...
  • Islam and the Textbooks (The Enemy Is Attacking Us by Brain Washing Our Children!)

    12/20/2005 12:37:33 PM PST · by SteveSpeaking · 33 replies · 1,331+ views
    Islam and the Textbooks The American Textbook Council examined the coverage of Islam in seven widely adopted world history textbooks used in grades seven through twelve. In February 2003, it published its findings in a review, Islam and the Textbooks. To go directly to the original report, Islam and the Textbooks: To go to Islam and the Textbooks: A Reply to the Critics, December 2003: During the last two years, beginning with the American Textbook Council report, Islam and the Textbooks, several reports have documented bias and evasions in world history textbooks on the subjects of militant Islam and Islamic...
  • Memo: FBI Destroyed Evidence in Bin Laden Case After Glitch With E-Mail Surveillance System

    05/28/2002 3:33:33 PM PDT · by jpthomas · 27 replies · 1,064+ views
    AP ^ | May 28, 2002 | D. Ian Hopper
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI destroyed evidence gathered in an investigation involving Osama bin Laden's network after its e-mail wiretap system mistakenly captured information to which the agency was not entitled. The FBI software not only picked up the e-mails of its target "but also picked up e-mails on non-covered targets," said a March 2000 memo to agency headquarters in Washington. "The FBI technical person was apparently so upset that he destroyed all the e-mail take, including the take on" the suspect, the memo said. The documents were made public through a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the...
  • Curt Weldon on CNN's Lou Dobbs announces that 'Able Danger' participants will be allowed to testify

    12/12/2005 4:15:34 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 47 replies · 1,652+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | Monday December 12th, 2005 | Lou Dobbs
    I was just watching Lou Dobbs on CNN and he had Curt Weldon on as a guest. Three weeks ago congressman Weldon sent a letter to Defense Dept. secretary Donald Rumsfeld and has now received confirmation that the participants in Able Danger will be allowed to testify in open hearings. Still looking for a link (or transcript).
  • WHAT ARE THESE GUYS HIDING? (Able Danger, 9/11 Must Read)

    12/08/2005 9:18:47 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 26 replies · 1,602+ views
    Philly ^ | 12-08-2005 | Michael Smerconish
    WHAT DID the 9/11 Commission know and when did they know it? That's what I want somebody with subpoena power to ask about Operation Able Danger. Or, as ex-FBI Director Louis Freeh said to me this week, "Why is the 9/11 Commission talking about hurricanes and tunnels and all these other things when it looks like they may have missed the single most important fact with respect to Sept. 11?" Freeh was answering my request for a response to comments made by Lee Hamilton and Tom Kean on "Meet the Press" last weekend. Operation Able Danger was an intelligence data-mining...
  • Able Danger Petition

    11/27/2005 12:24:32 PM PST · by vadkins · 4 replies · 892+ views
    Petition Online ^ | 11/27/2005 | Mike Kasper
    A petition has been posted here to demonstrate support for a congressional investigation into Able Danger. If you support seeing an investigation please sign the petition. And then you can spread the word here:
  • Weldon officially submits request to DOD for witnesses on Able Danger.

    11/21/2005 6:50:08 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 44 replies · 1,573+ views
    ABLE DANGER The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. WELDON) is recognized for 5 minutes. Mr. WELDON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I include material regarding Able Danger for the RECORD: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Washington, DC, November 9, 2005. Hon. DONALD RUMSFELD, Secretary, Department of Defense, The Pentagon, Washington, DC. DEAR SECRETARY RUMSFELD: We the undersigned are formally requesting that you allow former participants in the intelligence program known as Able Danger to testify in an open hearing before the United States Congress. Until this point, congressional efforts to investigate Able Danger...
  • Able Danger on the Rush Limbaugh Radio Talk Show

    11/18/2005 8:38:33 AM PST · by vadkins · 5 replies · 1,365+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Radio Show ^ | 11/17/2005 | Rush Limbaugh/Roger Hedgecock
    Roger Hedgecock was the substitute host on Rush's show yesterday. Close to the end of the second hour Roger had a few words to say about Able Danger. The audio file is up at QT Monster's Place.
  • Louis Freeh: Let's Get Hearings On Able Danger

    11/17/2005 8:25:52 AM PST · by vadkins · 14 replies · 1,226+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 11/17/2005 | Ed Morrissey
    That used to be the primary question of Able Danger, but now that we have seen what the DIA has done to the primary whistleblower, the questions have to run deeper than the incompetence of the Omission Commission. The Defense Intelligence Agency stripped Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer of his clearances over a series of old and bogus charges relating to the use of pens and pads of paper from more than twenty years ago. That effectively ended his career in civilian intelligence work, although it doesn't affect his status in the Army Reserve. The DIA's attack on Shaffer on transparently...
  • An Incomplete Investigation - Why did the 9/11 Commission ignore "Able Danger"?

    11/16/2005 9:24:50 PM PST · by vadkins · 38 replies · 1,802+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/17/2005 | Louis Freeh
    This dismissive and apparently unsupported conclusion would have us believe that a key piece of evidence was summarily rejected in less than 10 days without serious investigation. The commission, at the very least, should have interviewed the 80 members of Able Danger, as the Pentagon did, five of whom say they saw "the chart." But this would have required admitting that the late-breaking news was inconveniently raised. So it was grossly neglected and branded as insignificant. Such a half-baked conclusion, drawn in only 10 days without any real investigation, simply ignores what looks like substantial direct evidence to the contrary...
  • Able Danger: Cover-Up Worse Than Watergate?

    11/12/2005 9:24:56 PM PST · by infocats · 27 replies · 1,497+ views
    The ^ | November 11, 2005 | Barbara Anderson
    Appearing on Lou Dobbs Tonight, Congressman Curt Weldon charged “Lou, this is a cover-up. It’s not a third-rate political burglary. It’s a cover-up of information on the largest attack in the history of the country.” Congressman Weldon was speaking of Able Danger and the information he says Able Danger collected but was not allowed to present to the 9/11 Commission. Able Danger was a relatively small data-mining operation that ended in 2000. One of its members, LTC Anthony Shaffer went public, saying that his group had collected information that identified Al-Qaeda terrorists in several places in this country before the...
  • Pentagon Firing Link To Able Danger

    11/10/2005 8:35:56 PM PST · by zzen01 · 26 replies · 2,869+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | By RICHARD LARDNER
    <p>The Army Reserve officer who went public with details about a secret military unit called Able Danger is being fired from his post at the Defense Intelligence Agency, a move that also could end his military career.</p>

    11/10/2005 3:08:26 AM PST · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 97 replies · 7,965+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | November 9, 2005 | Rep Curt Weldon
    Direct link to video: rtsp:// (14:59 into video; Requires Real Player) "But we have something new..... Dr. Bob Johnson is a professor and IT expert. Dr. Bob Johnson was the manager and operator of the Garland Unit of Data Mining separate from the Army's [leeway?]. Dr. Bob Johnson has not talked to any of the Able Danger players since the efforts that were taking place in '99 and 2000 and Dr. Bob Johnson told me that his unit also identified Mohammed Atta not by photo but by name before 9/11.." Other points: -Garland's Data was sent to SOCOM. -Able DAnger's...
  • Weldon press conference video online

    11/09/2005 5:16:39 PM PST · by vadkins · 78 replies · 2,721+ views
    C-SPAN/Able Danger Blog ^ | 11/9/2005 | Rep. Curt Weldon Press Conference
    Weldon is asking for a criminal investigation of the Able Danger coverup.
  • Shaffer Loses His Appeals

    11/03/2005 8:38:37 PM PST · by vadkins · 11 replies · 1,211+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 11/3/2005 | Ed Morrissey
    Ed, in record breaking speed that to me clearly denotes selective retaliatory attention, the DIA's SAB has affirmed the revocation of Tony's security clearance. Unfortunately DIA has seen fit to completely disregard our submissions, and Cong Weldon and Hunters' formal requests to refrain from acting against Tony. This was the final stage of the process. There are no more administrative appeals left with respect to the clearance. A response to the indefinite suspension will be filed tomorrow. I expect that Tony will receive a notice of termination also in record breaking speed. That will take effect no sooner than thirty...

    10/31/2005 6:33:28 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 70 replies · 8,253+ views ^ | October 31, 2005 | Don Feder
    CONDI UPS ANTE ON CRESCENT-KISSING – SAYS ISLAM’S A RELIGION OF PEACE AND LOVEGrassTopsUSA Exclusive CommentaryBy Don Feder While I never imagined Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be a conservative, I used to think she was vaguely connected to reality.  Her October 25th speech at an Iftaar dinner (marking the end of Ramadan) disabused me of that notion.  It was an exercise in crescent-kissing to put even her boss to shame. Upping the ante on Western Muslim mania, madam secretary promoted Islam from religion of peace to “religion of love and peace.” (You always hurt the ones you love?)...