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  • Able Danger Blog: Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
    just have been getting a lot of trackback spam He still allows comments so I was going to post one but I saw that someone had already left this one which says it all Mr Arkin apparently knows little of counterintelligence let alone how it works to protect US national interests Furthermore whatever beef he has with the whole MI community and what he thinks is their foray into domestic law enforcement is clearly influenced by some leftist ideology that smacks of incredible ignorance on intelligence matters Not only does he routinely quote information from joint pubs or DoD unclassified directives out of context but sadly the average lay reader might actually believe this guy might know what he s talking about Fellow Americans if you have questions about CI and so called domestic spying just ask any true CI professional in any of the military services and they ll quickly advise you of just how much protections US persons have against domestic intelligence collection abuses Don t believe the hype America from uninformed journalists who don t know diddly and seem to enjoy spreading fear about our military intelligence professionals and their mission As an American and counterintelligence professional who also values privacy civil liberties etc I can appreciate the safeguards in our directives and can assure anyone that we are doing the right thing mindful of the law and respectful of American s rights Anything published by a journalist like Mr Arkin regarding abuse and domestic spying is total BS from a guy that makes a living creating hype where there is none I trust Americans know better and when in doubt will do their own research rather than avail themselves of an idiot s rants and raves based on poor research and even worse writing Semper Fi

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  • Able Danger Blog: Macsmind: Sign Up - Get the Truth
    who worked on Able Danger has said anything about this Personally I think Mohamed Atta at 5 8 was a lot shorter chunkier and paler than the guy in the photo Mac highlights but maybe that s just me posted by Supporter 9 13 PM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing Browse the hearing transcript Demand more news coverage Support a new investigation Add a banner to your site Disclaimer WWW Able Danger Blog About Us Vi is QT Monster Mike is TopDog08 Voxott is Voice of the Taciturn Email Us Contact at AbleDangerBlog Com Links Able Danger Overview Able Danger Twenty Questions Latest Able Danger Video Clips Able Danger Press Conference Able Danger Hearing Testimony Whistleblower Hearing Video Able Danger Timeline Able Danger on Google News Able Danger on Technorati Able Danger on Google Blogs Able Danger at Wikipedia Able Danger on CNN Congressman Curt Weldon Journalist Peter Lance Radiohost Dirk Thompson Intelligence Summit News Able Danger Video Links Able Danger Bloggers Related Books Related Blogs Armies of Liberation Gary Swenchonis Sr Haft of the Spear Tom Maguire Mac Ranger Left Coaster Mudville Gazette Daily Pundit Myopic Zeal Political

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  • Able Danger Blog: Weldon Townhall Meeting
    repeatedly denied the claims I am convinced this is a bigger cover up than Watergate said Weldon More than 3 000 people were slaughtered and it deliberately kept the story from being part of its report because it would have embarrassed some of its members posted by Supporter 9 08 PM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing Browse the hearing transcript Demand more news coverage Support a new investigation Add a banner to your site Disclaimer WWW Able Danger Blog About Us Vi is QT Monster Mike is TopDog08 Voxott is Voice of the Taciturn Email Us Contact at AbleDangerBlog Com Links Able Danger Overview Able Danger Twenty Questions Latest Able Danger Video Clips Able Danger Press Conference Able Danger Hearing Testimony Whistleblower Hearing Video Able Danger Timeline Able Danger on Google News Able Danger on Technorati Able Danger on Google Blogs Able Danger at Wikipedia Able Danger on CNN Congressman Curt Weldon Journalist Peter Lance Radiohost Dirk Thompson Intelligence Summit News Able Danger Video Links Able Danger Bloggers Related Books Related Blogs Armies of Liberation Gary Swenchonis Sr Haft of the Spear Tom Maguire Mac Ranger Left Coaster Mudville

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  • Able Danger Blog: Last parting shot from the 9/11 Commission
    we documented may not agree with the facts and findings in our report To paraphrase our former colleague Daniel Patrick Moynihan Mr Freeh is entitled to his own opinion but not to his own facts The 9 11 Commission s executive director and two senior staff members met with Lt Col Anthony Shaffer in Bagram Afghanistan in October 2003 Lt Col Shaffer advised the group about the existence of a pre 9 11 Pentagon data mining program called Able Danger which our staff immediately proceeded to investigate The commission requested a comprehensive list of all documents on the Able Danger program related to terrorism and Afghanistan And the Pentagon confirms it provided all relevant Able Danger documents to the commission Lt Col Shaffer also claims he told the commission staff in that same meeting that Able Danger had identified Mohamed Atta However three commission staff members and a White House attorney who were present affirm that Atta s name was not mentioned Atta s name did not appear in Lt Col Shaffer s own talking points for the meeting In the commission s review of Able Danger documents there was no mention of Mohamed Atta There were no charts no data sets and no analysis identifying Mohamed Atta or any of the other hijackers pre 9 11 There was no evidence that Able Danger identified Mohamed Atta as an individual of interest before he hijacked a plane on Sept 11 On June 12 2004 Navy Capt Scott Phillpott told the commission staff that during a meeting four years earlier he briefly saw Mohamed Atta s name and photo on a chart Capt Phillpott provided no documentary evidence no data no analysis no chart to support his account He subsequently recalled that Atta had been part of a Brooklyn cell early in 2000 We know what Atta was doing at that time and evidence we examined does not square with this account That detailed evidence encompasses documents on Atta s travels activities and entry into the United States including INS and State Department records As Mr Freeh knows investigators must substantiate eyewitness accounts with hard evidence and cold facts With regard to this assertion there is none Commission investigators had already reviewed all Able Danger documents related to al Qaeda and found no such evidence In the absence of documentary evidence the allegation that Able Danger had identified Atta before 9 11 remains unsubstantiated Rep Curt Weldon claims in his book Countdown to Terror that in late September 2001 he gave a chart to then Deputy National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley a chart made before 9 11 containing the name and photograph of Mohamed Atta Mr Freeh refers to this allegation in his commentary Mr Hadley remembers no such chart and his office after twice reviewing its records has found no such chart The Defense Department has found no pre 9 11 chart or document identifying Mohamed Atta in its exhaustive internal investigation of Able Danger Rep Weldon has not produced

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  • Able Danger Blog: Louis Freeh on Lou Dobbs tonight
    just had no hard evidence to deal with here How do you respond FREEH I disagree with that I was a prosecutor and an FBI agent for many many years I deal in facts You have two witnesses You have United States Naval Academy graduate Captain Philpot you have Lieutenant Colonel Shaffer an army intelligence officer These aren t data loaders these are intelligence experts who both have said unequivocally this unit identified Mohammed Atta by name and possibly photo in mid 2000 To say that they don t have any documents to prove their case these aren t informants that we have to verify their credibility We have testimonial evidence which as a prosecutor that s more potent sometimes than documentary evidence DOBBS You were director of the FBI until June of 2001 Were you ever aware of Able Danger Was the FBI ever given any reason to sense that there was some military intelligence or military intelligence evidence or suggestion that there would be an attack or some relationship to Mohamed Atta FREEH Absolutely not Myself but also my former colleagues and current FBI colleagues we read about this in the newspapers in August of this year And what is very significant here Lou which is a point that has been made and which I think you made we had officers at Able Danger who made appointments actually made appointments to go to the FBI and share this intelligence in 2 000 and those appointments were canceled It had to be a very powerful stimulus this intelligence and information to make these officers want to really breach the chain of command and go directly to the FBI We d like to know why those appointments were canceled DOBBS Now when you say they were canceled you the FBI has corroborated that those appointments were made FREEH Well I think I don t know that for a fact but I know the Able Danger officers the two officers that we spoke about and their colleagues have said they made the appointments and the appointments were canceled And I don t know the rest of the facts but that s enough to start an inquiry which is what the 9 11 commission did not do which is why I criticize them DOBBS Why do you think the Pentagon has blocked those two officers from testifying before Congress or speaking out on this issue FREEH You know I don t know the inside facts I know that the prohibition has been for them to appear in an open hearing And I understand that I testified in closed hearings over eight years because there are intelligence matters there are sensitive matters that should not be held in a public hearing So if we re talking about having a closed hearing that s something I know the 246 members of the Congress that you cite would like to know I don t think it s important whether it s closed or open but

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  • Able Danger Blog: Shaffer's income and benefits were not stopped
    spoke up about government incompetence Aldrich said As a result of Shaffer asking the Federal 9 11 Commission to consider the Able Danger intelligence information on Mohamed Atta his job and security clearance have been revoked Aldrich observed Shaffer has been on forced administrative leave from the DIA but on November 14 2005 the DIA stopped paying income and benefits to him Shaffer was formerly an undercover intelligence officer for the DIA He chose to publicly disclose his identity in August of 2005 so that he could address the misuse of the Able Danger intelligence gathered on the Brooklyn New York cell of Al Qaeda before 9 11 The Patrick Henry Center has hired Washington DC attorney Michael A Carvin to represent Shaffer as Congress continues to look into this situation The WhistleBlower program is designed specifically to help people like Shaffer No Whistleblower should ever be worse off for telling the truth Aldrich said For more information on The Patrick Henry Center visit http www thepatrickhenrycenter com The Patrick Henry Center is a 501 c 3 nonprofit non partisan organization located in Fairfax VA and is supported by private tax deductible donations For more information about The Patrick Henry Center please visit http www thepatrickhenrycenter com posted by Supporter 3 51 PM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing Browse the hearing transcript Demand more news coverage Support a new investigation Add a banner to your site Disclaimer WWW Able Danger Blog About Us Vi is QT Monster Mike is TopDog08 Voxott is Voice of the Taciturn Email Us Contact at AbleDangerBlog Com Links Able Danger Overview Able Danger Twenty Questions Latest Able Danger Video Clips Able Danger Press Conference Able Danger Hearing Testimony Whistleblower Hearing Video Able Danger Timeline

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  • Able Danger Blog: Curt Weldon on Lou Dobbs
    have the FBI director Louis Freeh saying if we had the Able Danger information we might have been able to stop the hijackings What s the 9 11 commission trying to hide Are they worried about their linkages their consulting contract with the Defense Department and the intelligence agencies or do they really want to get to the truth If they want to get to the truth Lou they ll stop talking about what they didn t do and start talking about getting to bottom of the whole story DOBBS The whole story according to several of the former commission members is all about that chart Is there any evidence that the chart did exist And how do you respond to putting forward the chart as the basis to move forward WELDON That s a red herring it s not about a chart The Able Danger team amassed 2 5 terror bytes of information about al Qaeda That s equal to one fourth of all the printed material in the Library of Congress This was a briefing that was given to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff General Sheldon It s not about a chart That s their red herring to try deflect criticism away from them It s about information about al Qaeda that we had before 9 11 and they owe it to the American people to help us find out the status of that information and why we didn t act on it DOBBS You have more than half of the members of the U S Congress signed on with you with your letter seeking the opportunity for public hearings to free up the former members of Able Danger to testify before Congress and the secretary of defense has not responded to you what do you do now WELDON I had a good meeting with the deputy secretary of defense Gordon England Rumsfeld was out of country last week and England told me that he would meet privately with Rumsfeld I assume he did that over thanksgiving Gordon England and Rumsfeld are honorable men I expect an answer this week and this story s not going to go away One hundred and three Democrats and 143 Republicans are saying we demand a public hearing not a private session where people can hide or distort what s being said an open public hearing Both the number two Democrat in the house Steny Hoyer and the number two Republican in the House Roy Blunt signed this letter It s time for us to get truth to the American people DOBBS Congressman Curt Weldon trying very much trying as hard as anyone could to put forward the truth Thank you very much for being with us congressman WELDON My pleasure DOBBS We ll have much more on the Able Danger controversy tomorrow evening Former FBI Director Louis Freeh will join us he s blasted the 9 11 Commission as well for what he calls its incomplete investigation He

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  • Able Danger Blog: Able Danger Aficionados
    No secrets What is really scary is that it did work and proved its accuracy in successfully targeting terrorists but the other strands of info that would be available would implicate every system it came across It would be my hope that the info would be completely destroyed but the cynic in me tells me that someone still has it Posted by paul November 28 2005 at 04 21 PM Ever see information destroyed OK yes How about new knowledge Posted by kim November 28 2005 at 05 42 PM Remember the scene at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark Sometimes destruction isn t necessary cathy Posted by cathyf November 28 2005 at 07 34 PM Were physicists left in charge of the decision to use atomic weapons Inventers of a technique commonly lose control of it s use Potentially loose lips are no longer connected to ears hearing about Able Danger What have you heard about data mining lately Let me put it this way Is data mining more effective if the objects are aware of it or not Let s call on Heisenberg for a discussion of the effect Posted by kim November 29 2005 at 01 29 AM Hey you get that officionado outa here What do I have to do to get a little privacy Posted by kim November 29 2005 at 02 42 AM posted by Supporter 10 54 AM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing Browse the hearing transcript Demand more news coverage Support a new investigation Add a banner to your site Disclaimer WWW Able Danger Blog About Us Vi is QT Monster Mike is TopDog08 Voxott is Voice of the Taciturn Email Us Contact at AbleDangerBlog Com Links Able Danger

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