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  • Able Danger Blog: Able Danger in the New York Times
    by five self described whistle blowers who described retaliation for their disclosures Mr Shays s concerns are shared by numerous Democrats and some other Republicans including Representative Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania who has denounced what he calls the mistreatment of a military intelligence officer Lt Col Anthony Shaffer who disclosed the Pentagon s Able Danger data mining program Mr Weldon says he believes that the program identified Mohammed Atta before he became the lead hijacker in the 2001 terrorist attacks though a Pentagon review found no evidence to support that conclusion Among the military officers who have spoken to him about Able Danger Mr Weldon said at a news conference this week are some whose lives were ruined who were threatened and intimidated because they simply wanted to tell the truth Granted it s not much more than the short AP recap but it s a start posted by Supporter 11 57 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: Arkin vs Kelly
    of his way to attend the hearing so he could get all the facts and hear first hand what the witnesses had to say 1 Curt Weldon is a national hero He badgered the Armed Services Committee into holding this hearing I describe in my column how he humiliated Stephen Cambone the undersecretary of defense for intelligence who seems to be orchestrating the coverup Friends in the military have described Cambone to me in terms unfit for printing in a family newspapers After seeing him in action I understand why 2 Tony Shaffer makes a most credible witness He has a thorough grasp of the facts and doesn t speculate about matters beyond his personal knowledge 3 News coverage was horrible CSPAN didn t cover the hearing The AP wrote a small dispatch CNS had a longer dispatch which is here The best of the handful of accounts was by James Rosen of the Raleigh News Observer whose story is here Most newspapers including the one I work for didn t run anything on the hearing 4 There definitely is a campaign to intimidate witnesses Only three testified in open session for fear of retaliation They have good reason to be afraid After Tony Shaffer outed himself as one of Weldon s sources the DIA tried to fire him The grounds When Shaffer was being interviewed prior to becoming an intelligence officer years ago he admitted that at age 13 he d stolen a box of pens from the embassy where his father worked That 67 in disputed telephone charges and 180 in disputed travel charges were the reasons why DIA said he should be canned 5 The key figure is Dr Eileen Preisser the scientist Shaffer calls her a genius who devised the data mining program that dredged up Mohammad Atta s name and his connection with the Brooklyn cell Conspiracy theorists add 2 and 2 and get 22 I m not prepared to do that here But there seems to be a bipartisan interest in keeping the truth about ABLE DANGER from the American people Let s see Critical thinking an attempt at objectivity and avoiding rushes to judgment Openness to the possibility of other points of view and new evidence as it arises This Jack Kelly must be a sentimentalist who s been tugging at 9 11 heartstrings for too long UPDATE This comment from someone named Tex at Arkin s blog was too good to pass up Arkin guess you forgot to mention the specifics of Shaffer s testimony backing up the unclassified facts in the open testimony could only be provided in closed session note that his testimony is marked UNCLASSIFIED which one would asume there is a CLASSIFIED verson as well that probably contained the rest of the story that we don t get to see Funny how you conveniently failed to mention this fact in you rant The closed session followed the open session yesterday it was in the news and on the

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  • Able Danger Blog: Weldon and Roemer on Lou Dobbs tonight
    the man pivotal in all of this because working on your commission at staff level obviously and now working for a New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer was not present for these hearings The request of Eliot Spitzer the New York attorney general ROEMER Well I think the 9 11 Commission should be as cooperative as they possibly can with Congress trying to get to the bottom of this I absolutely embrace Congress doing its oversight and getting to the bottom of it Lou They re bringing up the right people the Department of Defense people undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Steve Cambone said not able it find any factual evidence of this Let s keep digging Lou Let s keep looking for this Because what it does is it verifies what the 9 11 Commission said that maybe in this instance too government agencies failed to communicate with one another We propose 41 different recommendations for Congress to fix They ve only passed half of them Lou We still half of them to go to make this country safer and they Congress in addition to doing their oversight they need to act on the 9 11 Commission recommendation make the country safer protect us from Al Qaeda and more effectively gauge this war against Jihadists DOBBS And Colonel Shaffer in his public testimony saying precisely the same thing That the bureaucratic infighting and all of the sordid impulses of a Defense Department Intelligence Department and political CYA as he put it organization led to failures to reform and to the failures a year before 9 11 And he said the same and just as you re suggest those failure are still with us ROEMER You know Lou DOBBS Tim are going to have to break Tim I appreciate it ROEMER I hope we can talk about more of too much bureaucracy in Department Homeland Security and in Defense I think we could see changes Lou DOBBS I m with you although I as soon not talk about it I would rather somebody get in there and do something about it CROSS TALK ROEMER I agree with that DOBBS I have a belly full of talk about it ROEMER I agree with that Let s go get em I m with you DOBBS And now if we could just do something you and I ROEMER Well we can thanks Lou DOBBS Appreciate it Coming up next here Congressman Curt Weldon will join me with his response to what was a frustrating day after he succeeded in getting at least partial public hearings on the Able Danger controversy And tonight red storm New satellite pictures revealing how China is aggressively and to this point secretly building up its military including nuclear weapons That special report is coming right up Stay with us COMMERCIAL BREAK DOBBS We just heard former 9 11 Commissioner Tim Roemer suggest that he wants to see a full investigation of the Able Danger controversy And now it s time for Congressman Curt Weldon to join us Congressman Weldon the driving force behind yesterday s Able Danger hearings in Congress and joining me tonight from Wilmington Delaware Congressman good to have you with us You spent of what was obviously a frustrating considerable time yesterday afternoon in the open hearings Do you believe that enough got out on this issue to be helpful to you to congress to the public REP CURT WELDON R PENNSYLVANIA If the public could have access unfortunately C Span didn t cover it You re only network doing a decent job on it but information s there Lou In the opening hearing in the closed hearing we had five people testify that they agree with Louis Freeh That the information they had could have prevented 9 11 from ever happening And they testified under oath The Defense Department said they didn t have any information Lou I gave them information in the hearing that I have a source within the intelligence community today who did a run for me one month ago and in that run came up with the name Atta 800 times The Mohamed Atta with an O five times And Mohamed Atta with a U three times That s pre 9 11 data he used not post 9 11 So the data s there Lou It s question of getting it out DOBBS Colonel Shaffer s testimony at least the part that was unclassified and was public is fascinating He s stated straightforwardly that his project Able Danger knew of Mohamed Atta about a year before September 11th When he talks about those people who were supportive of Able Danger and who were important to the success to that point of able danger and then he talks about the bad guys What are you going to do about the bad guys WELDON You know I wish I knew that answer right now You know Zelicow ph should have testified in open session because nothing he said was classified I don t think he wants to be in open session to let the American people see us question him We should have had Dieter Snell there He s the guy that debriefed Scott Philpot DOBBS Why did you allow the attorney general in New York to keep him away WELDON I didn t Lou The committee hearing was not run by me I wish it had been they did not force the issue DOBBS Congressman apologize for interrupting but this is beginning to look like it would serve the interest of neither Democrats nor Republicans the latter Clinton administration nor the Bush administration for the truth to come out here Is that what you re really fighting here as well as a Defense Department DIA entrenched bureaucracy WELDON Yes And I don t think it s either President Clinton nor President Bush it s the underlings It s the bureaucrats who fear embarrassment They re in this CYA mode They don

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  • Able Danger Blog: From someone who knows Shaffer
    didn t happen in a vacuum so to me naming names is appropriate let a more thorough investigation indict or exonerate them It also struck me that no matter how much of a bad light is cast on those who may have been involved in thwarting the full success that Able Danger could have had none of them really have anything to fear Despite the various post mortem findings spawned from 9 11 no one was held accountable even when it was fairly clear that blame could have been laid There was a time when being the MFIC meant not only did you get all the bennies and the glory but all the responsibility too The last great surprise on US soil saw the end of the careers of those in charge though with the passage of time it seems that the definition of what responsibility means has changed How skewed is it that crashing a ship with nominal effect brings with it more retribution than allowing the failures that led to the death of thousands Go read the whole thing FYI MFIC is Mother Figure in Charge military polite form posted by Supporter 2 49 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: Spitzer covers for Snell
    our nation s efforts to improve our security at home and abroad A spokesman for Spitzer said Minarik was misinformed and way off base as usual Spitzer s office claimed Snell had already provided information to congressional staffers about his involvement with the Able Danger probe posted by Supporter 2 25 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: Quotes from the hearing Wednesday
    that he personally delivered to Pentagon officials in 2000 more than a year before the Sept 11 attacks Asked by Rep Curt Weldon a Republican from Pennsylvania how certain he was that the chart contained Atta s photograph Smith responded that he kept a copy of the chart on the office wall I m absolutely certain Smith said I looked at it every day The dramatic hearing came five months after the Pentagon had prevented the former Able Danger operatives from testifying in public at a Senate Armed Services Committee session It was a victory for Weldon who persuaded 247 fellow lawmakers to sign a letter to Defense Secretary Donald H Rumsfeld demanding open hearings on Able Danger posted by Supporter 4 00 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 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 Teen Michelle Malkin INTEL DUMP Brad Blog Doctor Sanity Junk Yark Blog Free Republic Daily Kos Politically Uncorrect Previous Posts Lt

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  • Able Danger Blog: Shaffer scheduled to testify before Congress
    has said about him since he was gagged he will finally get a chance to defend his good name Now will DIA try to stop Shaffer from testifying about their own retaliation against him If they try I m betting Schoomaker might be ready to back Shaffer up posted by Supporter 3 48 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: Public Able Danger hearings February 15th
    in both an open and a closed session This is a huge development Please submit public events that you think C SPAN should cover events c span org UPDATE Rory O Connor has more details The House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday February 15 about the controversial Able Danger data mining program according to informed Congressional sources The secret intelligence program which used advanced computerized link and pattern analysis techniques purportedly identified four 9 11 hijackers a year before the worst terror attacks on American soil After intense staff negotiations it was finally decided that a portion of the Armed Services Committee hearing will be open but that subsequent discussion of classified aspects of the Able Danger program will move into a closed session Those expected to testify include military analysts who had been tasked to Able Danger including Navy Captain Scott Phillpott who headed the program and US Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer Shaffer is also scheduled to testify in hearings before Representative Christopher Shay s Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security Emerging Threats and International relations on February 14 The subject of that hearing is national security whistleblowers After Shaffer began to speak out on Able Danger his bosses at the Defense Intelligence Agency DIA retaliated by gagging him smearing him revoking his clearance and trying to fire him Civilian Able Danger personnel such as program manager JD Smith are also slated to appear before the Armed Service Committee on the 15th and Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Stephen Cambone may also be asked to testify As the fifth anniversary of the attacks approaches Smith says he s increasingly worried that all the data he and others on the Able Danger team found was destroyed and may never be found again Let me just note that Mohamed Atta was a Tier Three guy not THAT important in the scale of things he concluded Sure we had his picture but we know where he is now dead and gone But what about all the Tier Two and Tier One guys we identified What about all the pictures of the other more important people we identified Where are THEY now To me that s the real danger Mac at Macsmind has friends at DIA who offer a different view Intense is a real conservative way of putting things Actually it s been a real tug of war between Spector s committee and the Pentagon I ve have it though on good ground there will still be somewhat limiting testimony from some of the witnesses and that many of the questions will be pre submitted to screen for secure purposes I m afraid that whatever the questions they won t come close to what Rory s asking for But let s see what happens In any case the story is coming back to the front and thats a positive Are more hearings in Judiciary on the way too or did Mac just get the name

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