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  • Able Danger Blog: mohammedatta@hotmail.com
    document from the Zacharias Moussaoui trial there is a listing of real name usages by various hijackers Among these which I find quite hilarious is the fact that Atta s e mail address was mohammedatta hotmail com posted by Supporter 10 39 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: Statement of September 11th Advocates
    criticisms of former CIA director George Tenet and other top agency officials for failing to address the threat posed by Al Qaeda as well as other mistakes that might have prevented the attacks Isikoff goes on to say What s really behind the intelligence community s refusal to release the report the senators suspect is a desire to protect the reputations of some of the main figures Since sources and methods are not revealed in a declassified report national security is protected and thus not an excuse for withholding this document Since when does embarrassment meet any standard for keeping a government report secret Isn t it time for our elected and appointed officials to do the job that they were sent to our Nation s Capitol for to protect the public and not reputations Americans have the right to know that the problems identified in this report have been addressed and corrected We have the right to know that competent people are serving us in strategic positions our safety and security depends on it Incompetence costs lives Legislation co sponsored by Senators Ron Wyden D OR and Kit Bond R MO calling for the release of the 9 11 CIA IG report already exists has passed the Senate and has strong bipartisan support Yet the White House and the CIA continue to refuse to release the already declassified version of the report It is sadly and abundantly clear that once again only heightened public pressure on the Administration and the CIA will force accountability We call on the public and the press to demand the release of the declassified version of the 9 11 CIA s Inspector General report Patty Casazza Monica Gabrielle Mindy Kleinberg Lorie Van Auken posted by Supporter 11 08 AM View our Able Danger timeline

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  • Able Danger Blog: "We're gonna win this thing!"
    partisan and excited during the Colombo wars of the 70s says Chase of the story of Lindley DeVecchio who supplied Harris line posted by Supporter 6 40 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 Teen Michelle Malkin INTEL DUMP Brad Blog Doctor Sanity Junk Yark Blog Free Republic Daily Kos Politically

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  • Able Danger Blog: Taking another look at 12333
    helping all 16 spy agencies work more closely together He said the discussions about the order known by its number 12333 are still in the early stages Murrett has told McConnell he supports the effort I ve told him I think it s time I think his intentions in taking another look at 12333 are right Murrett said noting the document is a quarter century old The debate comes at a politically touchy time with President Bush still under scrutiny for his post 9 11 intelligence gathering methods McConnell who became spy chief in February is expected to be in the job until the end of the Bush administration and some officials believe he would like to leave his mark on national security issues like this one before leaving office The effort to redo the executive order comes as McConnell has been pushing a skeptical Democratic Congress to overhaul a landmark law that provides the rules of the road for foreign intelligence investigations on U S soil known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Lawmakers have demanded more information about government surveillance before they act but the administration has thus far been unwilling to respond to all of their requests Unlike the surveillance law the White House can change an executive order without congressional or judicial approval McConnell s spokesman Steve Shaw said he would not comment on internal deliberations of U S spy agencies but noted that the director s 100 day plan unveiled in April promised to change statutes regulations and directives that need updating Kate Starr a spokeswoman at the White House s National Security Council said she would not comment on executive orders before the president signs them Reagan s executive order was signed Dec 4 1981 It incorporated parts of earlier presidential orders and laid a foundation for the intelligence community by providing a roadmap for each agencies responsibilities It is sort of the basic rule book for running the intelligence community specifying who is part of it and what their roles are said Jeffrey Richelson a senior fellow with the National Security Archive and an expert on presidential intelligence directives It is certainly outdated in that you have elements of the intelligence community that weren t in it when this thing was written For instance the order doesn t discuss the powers of the national intelligence director created by Congress in late 2004 to oversee all U S spy agencies in response to the intelligence failures of 9 11 and prewar Iraq Instead the order directs intelligence agencies to respond to requests from the CIA director who headed the intelligence community for decades before the creation of McConnell s office Among other flaws the order doesn t reference two major defense spy agencies the National Reconnaissance Office which operates spy satellites and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency which analyzes imagery Nor does it explain the FBI s domestic intelligence mission which has gotten increasing attention since 9 11 posted by Supporter 6 35 PM

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  • Able Danger Blog: Able Danger and Alberto Gonzales
    dispute suggests that Gonzales s testimony could be correct A group of Senate Democrats including two who have been privy to classified briefings about the NSA program called last week for a special prosecutor to consider perjury charges against Gonzales The report also provides further evidence that the NSA surveillance operation was far more extensive than has been acknowledged by the Bush administration which has consistently sought to describe the program in narrow terms and to emphasize that the effort was legal This may be good news for Gonzales but will likely prompt more questions about the NSA s surveillance program The AD program got shut down in a hurry before 9 11 in some tellings because it got a little too indiscriminate with its connections between Clinton administration officials and potential enemies but more likely because of its potential to cross lines separating military intelligence and domestic privacy laws If the Pentagon s lawyers got a case of the shakes around AD the Department of Justice could easily have felt the same way about a similar program centered at the NSA Would a data mining effort be so closely attached to the terrorist surveillance program TSP that the Senate would consider them one and the same It seems unlikely which benefits Gonzales The NSA would not need to data mine communications they have already intercepted they would know exactly what was in them To the extent they created databases for these intercepts mining them would cause no great issue for the DoJ If the intercepts were themselves illegal that would be its own issue not mining them for connections to other intercepts If however the NSA employed data mining on publicly available databases in the same manner that Able Danger did one could see why the Congressional delegation would have objected The NSA is supposed to be more outward directed analogous to the CIA Conducting domestic surveillance should be a brief for the FBI which has more controls over how they can access domestic data An NSA data mining program that utilized domestic data could trip the same alarm warnings that Able Danger did implying a great deal less control over domestic spying than Congress demanded in its FISA legislation Given that the data used in AD was publicly available the mechanics of the data mining of a similar program at NSA may not have created any legal problems However if the NSA ran the program that might have been enough to get strenuous objections from Congress and the Department of Justice which should have been in charge of a program like that through the FBI The threats of resignations and the uproar from the Congressional oversight delegation would have sent Gonzales to John Ashcroft s hospital room for approval for the data mining program which Ashcroft apparently refused So in terms of Gonzales this appears to answer questions of perjury erupting from the Senate Judiciary Committee and also explain why Gonzales wanted to answer the questions in camera

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  • Able Danger Blog: New details on Tillman's death
    of enemy fire was found at the scene no one was hit by enemy fire nor was any government equipment struck The Pentagon and the Bush administration have been criticized in recent months for lying about the circumstances of Tillman s death The military initially told the public and the Tillman family that he had been killed by enemy fire Only weeks later did the Pentagon acknowledge he was gunned down by fellow Rangers With questions lingering about how high in the Bush administration the deception reached Congress is preparing for yet another hearing next week The Pentagon is separately preparing a new round of punishments including a stinging demotion of retired Lt Gen Philip R Kensinger Jr 60 according to military officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the punishments under consideration have not been made public In more than four hours of questioning by the Pentagon inspector general s office in December 2006 Kensinger repeatedly contradicted other officers testimony and sometimes his own He said on some 70 occasions that he did not recall something At one point he said You ve got me really scared about my brain right now I m really having a problem Tillman s mother Mary Tillman who has long suggested that her son was deliberately killed by his comrades said she is still looking for answers and looks forward to the congressional hearings next week Nothing is going to bring Pat back It s about justice for Pat and justice for other soldiers The nation has been deceived she said The documents show that a doctor who autopsied Tillman s body was suspicious of the three gunshot wounds to the forehead The doctor said he took the unusual step of calling the Army s Human Resources Command and was rebuffed He then asked an official at the Army s Criminal Investigation Division if the CID would consider opening a criminal case He said he talked to his higher headquarters and they had said no the doctor testified Also according to the documents investigators pressed officers and soldiers on a question Mrs Tillman has been asking all along Have you at any time since this incident occurred back on April 22 2004 have you ever received any information even rumor that Cpl Tillman was killed by anybody within his own unit intentionally an investigator asked then Capt Richard Scott Scott and others who were asked said they were certain the shooting was accidental Investigators also asked soldiers and commanders whether Tillman was disliked whether anyone was jealous of his celebrity or if he was considered arrogant They said Tillman was respected admired and well liked The documents also shed new light on Tillman s last moments It has been widely reported by the AP and others that Spc Bryan O Neal who was at Tillman s side as he was killed told investigators that Tillman was waving his arms shouting Cease fire friendlies I am Pat expletive Tillman damn it again and

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  • Able Danger Blog: Page Five
    Areas FATA operational lieutenants and its top leadership Although we have discovered only a handful of individuals in the United States with ties to al Qa ida senior leadership since 9 11 we judge that al Qa ida will intensify its efforts to put operatives here As a result we judge that the United States currently is in a heightened threat environment We assess that al Qa ida will continue to enhance its capabilities to attack the Homeland through greater cooperation with regional terrorist groups Of note we assess that al Qa ida will probably seek to leverage the contacts and capabilities of al Qa ida in Iraq AQI its most visible and capable affiliate and the only one known to have expressed a desire to attack the Homeland In addition we assess that its association with AQI helps al Qa ida to energize the broader Sunni extremist community raise resources and to recruit and indoctrinate operatives including for Homeland attacks We assess that al Qa ida s Homeland plotting is likely to continue to focus on prominent political economic and infrastructure targets with the goal of producing mass casualties visually dramatic destruction significant economic aftershocks and or fear among the US population The group is proficient with conventional small arms and improvised explosive devices and is innovative in creating new capabilities and overcoming security obstacles We assess that al Qa ida will continue to try to acquire and employ chemical biological radiological or nuclear material in attacks and would not hesitate to use them if it develops what it deems is sufficient capability posted by Supporter 1 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: U.S. intel warns al-Qaida has rebuilt
    Feinstein said adding that it would probably be ready for distribution this summer Counterterrorism officials have been increasingly concerned about al Qaida s recent operations This week Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said he had a gut feeling that the United States faced a heightened risk of attack this summer Kringen said he wouldn t attach a summer time frame to the concern In studying the threat he said he begins with the premise that al Qaida would consider attacking the U S a home run hit and that the easiest way to get into the United States would be through Europe The new threat assessment puts particular focus on Pakistan as did Kringen Sooner or later you have to quit permitting them to have a safe haven along the Afghan Pakistani border he told the House committee At the end of the day when we have had success it is when you ve been able to get them worried about who was informing on them get them worried about who was coming after them Several European countries among them Britain Denmark Germany and the Netherlands are also highlighted in the threat assessment partly because they have arrangements with the Pakistani government that allow their citizens easier access to Pakistan than others according to the counterterrorism official This is more troubling because all four are part of the U S visa waiver program and their citizens can enter the United States without additional security scrutiny the official said The report also notes that al Qaida has increased its public statements although analysts stressed that those video and audio messages aren t reliable indicators of the actions the group may take The Bush administration has repeatedly cited al Qaida as a key justification for continuing the fight in Iraq The No 1 enemy in Iraq is al Qaida White House press secretary Tony Snow said Wednesday Al Qaida continues to be the chief organizer of mayhem within Iraq the chief organization for killing innocent Iraqis The findings could bolster the president s hand at a moment when support on Capitol Hill for the war is eroding and the administration is struggling to defend its decision for a military buildup in Iraq A progress report that the White House is releasing to Congress this week is expected to indicate scant progress on the political and military benchmarks set for Iraq The threat assessment says that al Qaida stepped up efforts to improve its core operational capability in late 2004 but did not succeed until December of 2006 after the Pakistani government signed a peace agreement with tribal leaders that effectively removed government military presence from the northwest frontier with Afghanistan The agreement allows Taliban and al Qaida operatives to move across the border with impunity and establish and run training centers the report says according to the official It also says that al Qaida is particularly interested in building up the numbers in its middle ranks or operational positions so there is

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