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  • Able Danger Blog: Will anyone even mention Able Danger?
    report of the firefighters and an office worker who were rescued from the rubble of the World Trade Center s North Tower after it collapsed MSNBC will have coverage beginning September 10 with Chris Matthews anchoring from the site at 8 a m ET and a special live Hardball at 7 p m with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice MSNBC s 9 11 The Day That Changed America will feature NBC coverage as it aired that day as well as interviews with former Secretary of State Colin Powell Sen Hillary Rodham Clinton D N Y and Robert Redford CNBC will cover the impact of the attacks on the financial community including interviews with correspondents as well as how New York has recovered since then Spanish language broadcaster Telemundo will have special coverage as well Meanwhile new CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric will interview President Bush for an hour long primetime special that will air September 6 called Five Years Later How Safe Are We It also will feature Lara Logan Byron Pitts David Martin and Jim Stewart CBS also will air an updated version of the award winning documentary 9 11 on Sunday evening ABC News hasn t formally announced its plans though Charles Gibson will anchor a special Primetime on the September 11 anniversary that will begin shortly after 10 p m at the conclusion of the second part of ABC s four hour miniseries The Path to 9 11 The special will look at the country s security and also why Osama bin Laden has yet to be caught ABC s Good Morning America will broadcast live from St Paul s Chapel across from the site of the World Trade Center and Nightline and World News also will have coverage posted by Supporter 3 25 PM View

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  • Able Danger Blog: A Play on Nothing in Three Acts
    operations dealing with Turkey Iran and Turkic speaking Central Asian countries She contacted the 9 11 Commission in May 2003 and requested a meeting to provide them with information directly related to the terrorist attack The Commission investigators refused to meet with Edmonds and informed her that due to their limited resources and time they were not going to interview all witnesses She was able to provide the commission with information and documents only after certain 9 11 family members intervened directly Ms Edmonds testimony was completely censored by the Commission Behrooz Sarshar Former Language Specialist FBI Mr Sarshar worked for the FBI s Washington Field Office as a language specialist with Top Secret Clearance performing Farsi translations for counterterrorism and counterintelligence operations dealing with Iran and Afghanistan He had first hand information of prior specific warning obtained from a reliable informant in April 2001 on the terrorist attacks of September 11 Mr Sarshar contacted the Commission directly but was refused He was given an interview with the Commission investigators only after 9 11 family members intervened directly Mr Sarshar s documented testimony was completely omitted from the commission s final report despite his case being publicly confirmed by Director Mueller s Office Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer DIA Colonel Shaffer provided the Commission with detailed information on intelligence and pre warning information obtained by his unit s data mining project Able Danger The 9 11 commission staff received not one but two briefings on Able Danger from Mr Shaffer and his former team members yet did not pursue the case did not follow up on this documented report and refused to subpoena the relevant files Mr Shaffer s testimony together with other witnesses who corroborated his testimony and information were censored by the 9 11 Commissioners and never made it

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  • Able Danger Blog: Miserable, carping retromingent vigilantes
    What were the missions responses varied from No comment need to know to smiles and in one case an obscene recommendation Meanwhile in a recent government solicitation companies are being asked to demonstrate how they will provide continuous monitoring and near real time reporting of Iraqi pan Arabic international and U S media This latest efforts comes in the wake of a White House effort to get more offensive against critics of Iraq policy It isn t a stretch to suggest similar efforts against critics of other policies could occur Control of the news media isn t exactly a new concept From Tokyo Rose to Pravda the dissemination of news information and propaganda has been a robust concern The Catholic Church Islam Communist regimes and American administrations not to mention our infamous yellow journalism phases have all attempted to control what was reported and how perception becomes reality and the first draft of history is written in the news A few years ago I wrote To Kill or Feed a Mockingbird in which I addressed two mutually exclusive and under reported stories One was the obvious penchant for political operatives to leak classified information The other was a generational control of information dissemination by powerful controllers The left leaning mainstream media cabal enabled the Clinton administration big time with spin cover and obfuscation It may have been more ubiquitous and at times even clumsy but it was not unique and it was successful Operation Mockingbird was a program reportedly hatched by State Department official Frank Wisner Wisner selected Philip Graham then publisher of the Washington Post to manage the program According to Deborah Davis author of Katharine the Great By the early 1950s Wisner owned respected members of the New York Times Newsweek CBS and other communications vehicles plus stringers four to six hundred in all according to a former CIA analyst Investigators digging into MOCKINGBIRD were flabbergasted to discover FOIA documents in which agents boast in CIA office memos of pride in having placed important assets inside every major news publication in the country This may sound like the stuff of Ludlum novels and conspiracy wackos but not until 1982 did the Company finally concede that reporters on the CIA payroll have been case officers to field agents The entire Valerie Plame Joe Wilson fiasco please read Christopher Hitchens reveals the sausage making aspect of political spin Peter Lance had years of work editorially bastardized by National Geographic and a small gang of C Y A federal officials The rest of the story will come out when his book is published in October Those who read the book Triple Cross or read the reportage of the book will discover a far different story from the whitewashed sanitized government approved version National Geographic aired The late Reed Irvine a dear and missed friend routinely took on America s biggest and most influential journalists and media companies to account for their errors and stick to the facts Ben Bradlee when still

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  • Able Danger Blog: Commander of USS Cole denied promotion
    qualified for promotion to the higher grade of captain said a Navy spokesman Cmdr David Werner A Navy promotion board had selected Lippold for promotion to captain in 2002 but he was not confirmed by the Senate and his status had been in limbo since then Winter decided to strike Lippold s name from the promotion list meaning he will remain at his current rank of commander If he chooses to stay in the Navy he will become eligible to be considered again for promotion early next year Navy officials said Lippold currently is serving on the staff of the top Navy officer Adm Mike Mullen at the Pentagon The Navy said Lippold was withholding comment on Winter s decision until he and his Navy lawyer review it fully The top Navy officer when the Cole attack occurred Adm Vern Clark said after the Navy s investigation was concluded There is a collective responsibility We all in the chain of command share responsibility for what happened on board USS Cole The investigation clearly shows the commanding officer of the Cole did not have the specific intelligence the focused training the appropriate equipment and on scene security support to effectively prevent or deter such a determined such a pre planned assault on this ship Clark said on January 19 2001 Thanks to Group Intel for the link posted by Supporter 1 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: Timing investigations to impact elections
    he helped his daughter secure contracts with Russian business firms in exchange for favorable treatment in the United States The offices of longtime Weldon associate Charlie Sexton also were raided Sexton known as the party boss of part of Weldon s district recruited Weldon to run against Edgar after several failed attempts to defeat Edgar Was what Weldon may have done of such timeliness that the FBI could not have waited three weeks to begin the public aspects of its investigation I know Weldon to be a courageous Member of Congress Were he to be re elected he almost assuredly would be either Chairman or Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee He came within one vote of defeating Representative Duncan Hunter R CA when the position opened years ago Hunter has been an able Chairman but he is term limited I think certain forces do not want to see Weldon as Chairman or Ranking Minority Member of the Committee I recall during the Panama Canal fight that the Senate ratified the Treaty but implementing legislation which only takes a simple majority vote had to pass the House of Representatives A Democrat said that legislation would pass over his dead body The FBI raided his offices in time for the vote and by coincidence or otherwise he was silenced I do not believe in most conspiracy theories However perhaps we have a conspiracy here Certain people in the Pentagon who were fearful that Weldon might pursue the Able Danger investigation may have worked with the FBI to achieve the perfect political storm for Weldon I repeat if Weldon really did something wrong he should be held accountable There was a time when the FBI was held in high esteem Sure J Edgar Hoover had his files which caused President John F Kennedy to unexpectedly retain him as Director of the FBI For the most part however the FBI could be trusted It did not involve itself in politics unless Hoover felt the security of the country was at stake That was not very often Mind you the average FBI agent is honest hard working and decent The agent wants to do the right thing Perhaps management has become political A President needs to be able to trust the FBI Now that Congress has removed the artificial barriers which prevented the FBI from sharing information with the CIA intelligence ought to operate better But politics must give way to an honest review of things Curt Weldon has been courageous in setting up contacts between Members of Congress and Members of the Duma in Moscow There may be people who do not want that kind of achievement preferring Russia as an enemy Weldon has worked to see that Russian legislators visit this country and have a chance to learn about us That work has been meritorious so far as I can discern A Member of Congress or an opposing candidate should conduct a campaign on issues If Representative Weldon has legal

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  • Able Danger Blog: Weldon fights back against Sestak and CREW
    even understand your question Terry Weldon laid into Sestak again and again showing his superior knowledge of the district and the issues It was Sestak who played the part of Underdog s alter ego Shoeshine Boy He smiled meekly and tolerantly throughout even when lampooned by Weldon for giving wrong answers to fairly simple questions Where Weldon talked specifics Sestak spoke in fractured generalities No wonder at the end of the show when Madonna said he regretted he didn t have time to ask more questions Weldon chirped Go ahead I ll stay According to the Weldon campaign Sestak couldn t even get the details of his own brother s life straight In his opening statement recounting his Springfield roots Sestak said that before his brother could get a lifeguard job at country club pool he first had to be interviewed by Charlie Sexton because that s the way things were done back then It was meant to be a clever dig at the GOP boss who d just been forced to resign as Weldon s adviser But it wasn t Sexton who ran the pool back then It was Springfield Democrat Bernie Stein I was the pool guy Stein told me Friday afternoon And I ran the pool hiring procedures There was no way in hell I would send anyone over to talk to Charlie Sexton posted by Supporter 2 12 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: Pelosi Chimes In
    him by ABLE DANGER participants barred from open testimony by DOD Their testimony would therefore closely mirror that of Congressman Weldon who did not reveal classified information Therefore we are at a loss as to how the testimony of ABLE DANGER participants would jeopardize classified information Much of what they would present has already been revealed Further refusal to allow ABLE DANGER participants to testify in an open congressional hearing can only lead us to conclude that the Department of Defense is uncomfortable with the prospect of Members of Congress questioning these individuals about the circumstances surrounding ABLE DANGER This would suggest not a concern for national security but rather an attempt to prevent potentially embarrassing facts from coming to light Such a consideration would of course be an unacceptable justification for the refusal of a congressional request Sincerely John Murtha John P D PA Ike Skelton D MO Jim Cooper D TN Lucille Roybal Allard D CA Solomon Ortiz D TX Silvestre Reyes D TX Ruben Hinojosa D TX Joe Baca D CA Bob Etheridge D NC James R Langevin D RI Sheila Jackson Lee D TX Nydia Velazquez D NY Ed Pastor D AZ Eliot Engel D NY Loretta T Sanchez D CA Linda T Sanchez D CA Mike McIntyre D NC Louise McIntosh Slaughter D NY Corrine Brown D FL Marcy Kaptur D OH Ellen Tauscher D CA Sam Farr D CA Chet Edwards D TX Bill Pascrell D NJ Nita M Lowey D NY Neil Abercrombie D HI Steny H Hoyer D MD Gwen Moore D WI Madeline Z Bordallo D GU Maurice D Hinchey D NY Nick J Rahall II D WV Robert Brady D PA Paul Kanjorski D PA Mike Doyle D PA Tim Holden D PA G K Butterfield D NC Dale E Kildee D MI James E Clyburn D SC Steve Israel D NY Harold Ford D TN John Larson D CT Eni Faleomavaega D AS Ken Meek D FL John Dingell D MI Dennis Kucinich D OH Rush Holt D NJ Vernon J Ehlers D MI Alcee L Hastings D FL Martin Olav Sabo D MN Anna G Eshoo D CA David Wu D OR Grace F Napolitano D CA Zoe Lofgren D CA Ruben HinoJosa D TX John M Spratt Jr D SC Norman D Dicks D WA Edward Markey D MA Jane Harman D CA Peter DeFazio D OR Bart Stupak D MI Susan A Davis D CA Raul Grijalva D AZ Hilda Solis D CA Gene Green D TX Martin T Meehan D MA Marion Berry D AR Charles B Rangel D NY James P Moran D VA Elijah E Cummings D MD Maxine Waters D CA John Lewis D GA Cynthia McKinney D GA Chaka Fattah D PA Lloyd Doggett D TX Lane Evans D IL Shelley Berkley D NV Bill Delahunt D MA Rick Larsen D WA Robert E Bud Cramer Jr D AL Gene Taylor D MS Allyson Y Schwartz D PA Richard E Neal

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  • Able Danger Blog: Too Close to Clinton for Comfort?
    the same forensic techniques to look for deleted files on the hard drive of Curt s daughter to investigate how her lobbying firm did lobbying work for it s clients The feds couldn t spare a single forensic examiner to look for critical pre 9 11 intelligence on Mohamed Atta but three weeks before the election they have time to look through the hard drive of Weldon s daughter This would almost be funny if it wasn t so sad Vi Adkins writes Rush Limbaugh mentioned Rep Weldon on his radio show yesterday and today He remarked paraphrasing here that it looks like Curt Weldon got too close to the truth on Able Danger This quote from the Sestak campaign site is worth repeating I will not make a single stop in this campaign season that means more to me than this one not one Clinton told a crowd of nearly 900 at a rally for Joseph Sestak at Valley Forge Military Academy Of course with Bill he might mean I ll make more than one but I digress posted by Supporter 2 17 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

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