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  • Able Danger Blog: Able Danger Blogging
    some information was too uncomfortable That still worries me that politics can trump security Daily Pundit A surprise Certainly not The Beltway establishment has and will do anything it thinks it needs to to protect itself Anti Media You ve got to be kidding me is the only way I know to describe this news Surprise is an understatement This is ridiculous We have public testimony of DoD officials insisting the documents were destroyed and now they claim there s more than 9500 If the leaders of this country gave a damn about us this would be front page news and there would be multiple investigations going on As it is we get platitudes and lies Just Barking Mad The 9 11 Commission claimed these documents were missing or destroyed I knew the commission was a sham from the beginning but this only highlights how big of a sham it really was News Max In a possibly related development the Web site reported that the attorneys for the secret team members who disclosed the existence of Able Danger have argued in a new court filing that they be cleared to review such files Lt Col Shaffer one of those secret team members said he had no comment on either the newly disclosed existence of the 9 500 pages of Able Danger documents or even on his attorneys court filings without clearance from his superiors at the Defense Intelligence Agency Meanwhile Rep Curt Weldon R a the salient investigator of the Able Danger case has announced that he plans to continue his investigation regarding official claims that the top secret spying unit s data was destroyed posted by Supporter 5 48 PM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing Browse the hearing

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  • Able Danger Blog: 10,000 Able Danger documents located
    in Virginia according to Rep Curt Weldon R PA whose persistent investigation of the ABLE DANGER case has apparently prompted the Pentagon to get serious in their record searches The data that was discovered at INSCOM Thomas Gandy of Army Intelligence later told Rep Weldon was the data that Congress had subpoenaed They were searching for Able Danger data but it was reported to me they did not come up with any It could not be determined last week whether any of the seized INSCOM records were part of the withheld 9 500 pages Additional reasons cited in the Pentagon denial included that some of the documents were properly classified pursuant to a Clinton era Executive Order which covers US military weapons or systems intelligence sources and methods and the privacy rights of individuals and third parties In the District federal court in Washington the attorneys for former ABLE DANGER team members Army Reserve Lt Col Anthony Shaffer filed an opposition motion to a Department of Justice motion to dismiss their suit to reinstate his wrongfully dismissed security clearances partially on the grounds that he has been denied the full services of counsel because the Pentagon has so far refused to grant his attorneys high enough security clearances The plaintiffs the filing reads referring to Lt Col Shaffer and civilian programmer J D Smith filed this action to permit their attorneys to be provided at least verbal access to allegedly classified information necessary for protecting their legal interests before closed door classified congressional hearings and during the ongoing Inspector General s investigation It is about the need for effective and appropriate legal representation and the scope of what that entails the filing dated May 12 reads ABLE DANGER identified the September 11 2001 attack leader Mohamed Atta and three of the 9 11 plot s 19 hijackers as possible members of an al Qaeda cell linked to the 1993 World Trade Center Attacks or its participants over a year before the September 11th attacks When Lt Col Shaffer revealed to Rep Weldon last summer that the program had actually identified four of the 9 11 terrorists Rep Weldon took to the House floor to announce his own investigation According to their new filing Everything changed when the news of ABLE DANGER became publicly known in August 2005 The Defense Intelligence Agency s retaliation and vendetta increased in intensity Just days 5 before Shaffer was to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee the following month DIA revoked his clearance Upon information and belief this was a deliberate action undertaken by the defendants to attempt to further discredit Shaffer s credibility and directly tied to ABLE DANGER Lt Col Shaffer said Sunday that he could not comment on either the newly disclosed existence of the 9 500 pages of ABLE DANGER documents or even his own attorneys court filings without explicit clearance from his employers at the DIA Sorry I just can t he said J D Smith could not be reached

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  • Able Danger Blog: Slade Gorton at it again
    that Congressman Weldon claimed to have given the chart to Stephen Hadley and that he later recanted and said that he wasn t sure what he gave Hadley He said a number of other things that really seemed intended to make Weldon sound like a crackpot Gorton sounded very defensive and seemed to really resent being questioned contradicted It is just amazing to me that someone who is supposed to have been part of a comprehensive and open minded investigation can so thoroughly dismiss something out of hand Gorton was also asked why Jamie Gorelick was allowed to stay on the committee considering the obvious conflict of interest He mentioned that when the committee was being formed Democrats insisted that Gorelick and Ben Veniste be on it I wonder how he would try to explain Shaffer s tenacity in getting this story out at the expense of his career Given Lt Col Shaffer s apparent honor and courage would it have hurt for Gorton to just sit down with him and discuss the details Even after the release of the report Really frustrating to hear someone who has been paid to get to the very bottom of things and is selling the American people short Anyway thanks for all you do on your site to help keep this alive and have a great week JM Ha Now Scott didn t even work on Able Danger I m sure he would love that one considering he was second in command of the task force under Col Worthington posted by Supporter 1 28 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: Judy Miller got heads up before 9/11
    that the US would have to respond Then I waited As Steve put it to me You have a great first and second paragraph What s your third What s your third How about this June 21 2001 Posted 10 09 AM EDT 1409 GMT ATLANTA CNN Osama bin Laden has produced a videotape in which he is directing his followers to prepare for fighting To all the Mujahedeen your brothers in Palestine are waiting for you it s time to penetrate America and Israel and hit them where it hurts most bin Laden says Or maybe this June 25 2001 MONDAY ALL EDITIONS BYLINE AMIR SHAH The Associated Press DATELINE KABUL Afghanistan Afghanistan s Taliban rulers have rejected U S concerns about the possibility of a terrorist strike by the followers of Osama bin Laden saying Sunday that the Saudi dissident is under their strict control and cannot use Afghan territory as a base for attacks The remarks came a day after the Arabic satellite channel Middle East Broadcasting Corp reported that followers of Bin Laden based in Afghanistan were planning an attack on American and Israeli interests within the next few weeks Good grief Anyway after interviewing Miller they spoke with Engelberg Engelberg told us the same thing On September 11th I was standing on the platform at the 125th Street station he remembered ruefully more than four years later I was with a friend and we both saw the World Trade Center burning and saw the second one hit It s Al Qaeda I yelled We had a heads up So yes I do still have regrets Interesting how that intercept never found it s way into the 9 11 Report either Regardless here is the little noticed Columbia Journalism Review piece Rory and Scott mention from this past November In July of 2001 Steve Engelberg then an editor at The New York Times looked up to see Judy Miller standing at his desk As Engelberg recalls Miller had just learned from a source about an intercepted communication between two Al Qaeda members who were discussing how disappointed they were that the United States had never attempted to retaliate for the bombing of the USS Cole Not to worry one of them said soon they were going to do something so big that the U S would have to retaliate Miller was naturally excited about the scoop and wanted the Times to go with the story Engelberg himself a veteran intelligence reporter wasn t so sure There had been a lot of chatter about potential attacks how did they know this was anything other than big talk Who were these guys What country were they in How had we gotten the intercept Miller didn t have any answers and Engelberg didn t think they could publish without more context Miller agreed to try and find out more but in the end the story never ran Today more than four years after 9 11 Engelberg now managing editor

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  • Able Danger Blog: Missing Link Analysis Chart Discovered
    the House Armed Services Strategic Forces and Terrorism Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittees last February marked progress the matter is far from resolved The Department of Defense Inspector General DOD IG continues its investigation into allegations that the Defense Intelligence Agency DIA impugned the career of LTC Shaffer shortly after coming forward to the 9 11 Commission and the American Public with information about Able Danger and its work In the next week I will be following up with the DOD IG on the status of the investigation and where it is headed as well as the link analysis chart that has been discovered I will be asking the IG about the chart its origin and why it has not been made public Many of you have asked for more information about Able Danger Despite the failure of the main stream media to keep you informed many sources on the Internet namely several blogs have continued to provide valuable information about this important issue You can find a multitude of updated news provided by these blogs here Thank you again for your ongoing interest I will continue to keep you updated as this inquiry progresses Thank you CURT WELDON Member of Congress 7th District of Pennsylvania http curtweldon house gov posted by Supporter 4 19 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: Senate moves to force Lippold to retire
    end of that year but the Navy still considers him eligible for promotion and Bush could renominate him at any time Though the committee s chairman Virginia Sen John Warner has questioned Lippold s qualities of judgment forehandedness and attention to detail a Warner spokesman said Monday that his boss has made no decision about Lippold s fitness for promotion John Ullyot Warner s press secretary declined comment on whether Warner authored the provisions recommended by the committee The language concerning promotions is part of a spending bill unanimously endorsed by the committee he said Lippold is not singled out by name in the committee plan which would require Bush to act by October 2008 to renominate any officer who has been nominated but whose name has been returned to the White House without a vote by the Senate Lippold and two other officers are the only Navy personnel in that category the Navy confirmed Monday If Lippold and the others are not renominated they would be required to retire posted by Supporter 12 00 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: New witness verifies Able Danger claims
    OF DEFENSE IS CONTINUING A MAJOR INVESTIGATION THAT I THINK IS GOING TO BRING FORTH SOME SIGNIFICANT REVELATIONS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE INTELLIGENCE OVERSIGHT AND WHAT WAS DONE TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL SCOTT SCHAFER AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ABLE DANGER TEAM ALONG WITH THAT WORK I CAN TELL YOU THAT I HAVE A NEW WITNESS I VE NOT ANNOUNCED THIS YET SO YOU VE ALLOWED ME TO OFFER THIS TO OUR VIEWERS ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE MILITARY HAS RETIRED AND HAS COME FORTH AND WILL VERIFY EVERYTHING THAT THE ABLE DANGER TEAM HAS SAID YOU KNOW THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED IN THE RUN UP TO 9 11 THIS IS NOT EMBARRASSING ABOUT EMBARRASSING PEOPLE IT IS ABOUT FACTS AND CLEARLY THE ABLE DANGER STORY THAT WAS COMPLETELY KEPT OUT OF THE 9 11 COMMISSION REPORT THAT HAS NOT BEEN WELCOMED BY EITHER ADMINISTRATION NEEDS TO BE TOLD 248 OF MY COLLEAGUES SIGNED A LETTER LAST FALL THAT I SENT TO SECRETARY RUMSFELD DEMANDING THAT WE ALLOW THE ABLE DANGER PRINCIPLES TO TESTIFY IN AN OPEN FORUM WE VE HAD ONE HEARING THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES THE INFORMATION CONTINUES TO COME OUT AND I CAN TELL YOU THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE TO HAVE ANSWERS AS LONG AS I M IN CONGRESS I WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH FOR WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN THE RUN UP TO 9 11 posted by Supporter 11 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: It is called data mining
    of ordinary Americans most of whom aren t suspected of any crime This program does not involve the NSA listening to or recording conversations But the spy agency is using the data to analyze calling patterns in an effort to detect terrorist activity sources said in separate interviews It s the largest database ever assembled in the world said one person who like the others who agreed to talk about the NSA s activities declined to be identified by name or affiliation The agency s goal is to create a database of every call ever made within the nation s borders this person added For the customers of these companies it means that the government has detailed records of calls they made across town or across the country to family members co workers business contacts and others The three telecommunications companies are working under contract with the NSA which launched the program in 2001 shortly after the Sept 11 terrorist attacks the sources said The program is aimed at identifying and tracking suspected terrorists they said posted by Supporter 11 28 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

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