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  • Able Danger Blog: North Korea Demolishes Nuclear Cooling Tower
    appears to be a context of bowing down to the pressure they brought forward That s why I thought the administration should continue to have kind of an unofficial or second tier dialog not to give them the status of direct bilateral talks because as we saw with the 94 framework as Colin Powell said on March the 26th of 03 before the House Appropriations Committee and our Congress before the ink was even dry they were cheating with their enriched uranium program which they finally admitted to in the middle of 2002 That enriched uranium program was specifically designed to build nuclear weapons You need to be candid and transparent with them I think the six party framework is the right one but I think there need to be secondary talks at the second tier third tier level which is why I took two bipartisan delegations in not to try to preempt the administration but to support the president s overall intentions and to try to find a way to convince the North Koreans that it was in their best interest And I can tell you Larry they are ready to do that and I still believe that today I think what you re seeing now is the result of the pressure we ve applied by the tightening up on INAUDIBLE Asia which has basically shut down much of their economy That was an action this administration took in recent months and it s had a devastating impact on their economic capability and I think you re seeing Kim Jong il lash out because of that posted by Supporter 2 56 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: Sentencing for Russ Caso delayed
    with government agents and prosecutors The government anticipates that Mr Caso s cooperation will continue for the foreseeable future In the view of both parties no issues have arisen which require the Court s intervention at this time Accordingly the parties jointly move the Court to again defer setting a date for the sentencing of Mr Rudy The parties also ask that the Court continue the status conference to a date not less than 90 days in the future in order to allow Mr Caso s cooperation to continue uninterrupted A proposed order is attached Dated this 2nd day of May 2008 FOR THE UNITED STATES JEFFREY A TAYLOR United States Attorney Howard R Sklamberg Deputy Chief FOR THE DEFENDANT Kelly B Kramer Esq Nixon Peabody LLP Obviously Mr Rudy was an error The motion was followed by this Reset Hearings as to RUSSELL JAMES CASO JR Status Conference is reset for 9 19 2008 10 30 AM in Courtroom 27A before Judge Henry H Kennedy posted by Supporter 12 24 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: Cecilia Grimes charged with destroying evidence
    Washington Grimes lawyers said she is extremely remorseful for any mistake she has made in reference to this investigation and that she would not be taking additional questions Any suggestion that Ms Grimes engaged in any inappropriate illegal or improper conduct with regard to her role as a lobbyist is incorrect and unfounded said the statement from the Montgomery McCracken Walker Rhoads law firm in Philadelphia The FBI turned its focus to Grimes as part of its investigation into whether Weldon agreed to help Grimes by supporting appropriations requests from her lobbying firm based in Media Pa according to court documents Weldon s defense attorney William Winning did not immediately return a telephone call Weeks before the November 2006 election FBI agents raided the homes of Weldon s daughter Karen Weldon and her business partner Charles P Sexton Jr as they investigated whether the congressman helped them win nearly 1 million in foreign lobbying contracts Weldon lost the race to Democrat Joe Sestak Weldon s former chief of staff Russell Caso Jr of Rockville Md pleaded guilty in December to conspiring to commit honest services fraud Records show his sentencing has been deferred indefinitely while he cooperates with federal investigators Earlier this year Weldon moved the last 80 000 in his campaign fund to a legal defense fund posted by Supporter 11 44 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: Where have I heard that line before?
    to monitor threats against U S military installations was found to have retained information on U S antiwar protesters including Quakers after they had been found to pose no security danger officials said Talon the acronym for Threat and Local Observation Notice was ended last year as a result of the outcry But the controversy leading the Defense Department to reorganize CIFA s functions after a broad review of Pentagon intelligence operations officials said A senior defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity said Defense Secretary Robert Gates approved the change after the review found the office s functions could be performed more effectively by another agency The Army Air Force and Navy operate their own separate counterintelligence operations Officials said coordinating and management function previously performed by CIFA would be taken over by the new center which will also oversee DIA s operations in traditional espionage Integration under one organization will result in greater collaboration in operational and support areas where both disciplines overlap Army Maj Gen Theodore Nicholas the center s new director said in a statement posted by Supporter 8 53 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: An update from Curt Weldon
    The only US equivalent of the Jamahiriya would be the State of the Union Speech by the President with the entire government in attendance and broadcast live throughout the nation I told Col Ghadaffi that I would return and speak but would bring a good friend with me Senator Joe Biden Joe accepted my Invitation and spoke on the second day of the Great Jamahiriya On my 3rd trip to Libya Saif and I Co Chaired the 1st Multi National Conference in Tripoli sponsored by the Oceans Security Initiative OSI which was attended by 300 representatives from over 30 nations Saif and I had already Co Chaired an earlier Conference by Satellite feed between our two nations Saif also organized and Chairs the Ghadaffi Foundation Not only is he the individual who nudged his father into cooperating with the US and the West in renouncing terrorism and eliminating all weapons of mass destruction but Saif has also been a champion of human rights and individual dignity Saif was the leading force to resolve the Lockerbie crisis and compensate families of the victims Saif twice stopped the planned execution of 6 Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian Doctor who had been improperly sentenced to death in Libya Ultimately after significant leadership within Libya it was Saif not the French President his wife who obtained the freedom of the 6 nurses and the Doctor allowing them to return to their homelands Through the Foundation Saif has also worked to eliminate Land Mines has lead the effort against illegal drug trafficking and has established humanitarian relief programs in underdeveloped countries in Asia the Middle East and Africa Most recently it was Saif who quietly led the resolution of the final claims against Libya by the families of the victims of other terrorist acts worldwide Libya is a success story for the United States I was happy to play a small role in support of our President It proves the point of my work in Congress for 20 years as Vice Chairman of our two National Security Committees America always needs to have the strongest military in the World But in the end we must always work to achieve peace through dialogue and diplomacy We accomplished exactly that with Libya and today Libya is an example to every country in the World whether in the Middle East North Korea Russia Venezuela or any other region I am proud to call Saif Ghadaffi my friend To the left is the photo of my first meeting with Saif in London among other photos I have included my first meeting with his father he always meets in tents and the photo of me getting Ghadaffi to put on an American Baseball Hat only such picture in the World to show his new friendship with the United States Also a photo of a US Flag being pinned to Ghadaffi s Lapel the Great Jamahiryia Speech and Ghadaffi signing my Speech in satisfaction And finally Joe Biden and I meeting

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  • Able Danger Blog: 9-11 Commission Memo on Phillpott Interview
    and especially is missing an opportunity to do language mapping Phillpott believes UBL has considerable influence over the French Mitre Corp DOD contractor now is in charge of the program in which Phillpott no longer is involved Phillpott noted that the USG unwisely relied on the Political Security Agency in Yemen to provide reporting on political activity within Yemen The PSA was prevented under Yemeni law from reporting on the activity of Yemeni national so much information was missed Al Zadani is a religious leader in Yemen and advisor to President Saleh President performs Friday s prayer with Saada clerics SANA A April 27 26sep net President Ali Abdullah Saleh performed Friday prayer along with religious scholars from Saada governorate and other scholars at the Presidential House mosque in Sana a City The Friday sermon was delivered by Sheikh Abdul Majid al Zandani in which he talked about the importance of the unification lives of Muslims and their solidarity to face challenges surrounding the nation He warned about plots aiming at breaking out sectarian disputes to wake the nation Sheikh Al Zandani highlighted initiative presented by President Saleh to set up an islamic union to enable Islamic nations to defend their rights and future of their generations He prayed Allah to protect Yemen and Islamic nation from strife and crisis Of course Al Zandani is also a spritual advisor to Osama Bin Laden United States Designates bin Laden Loyalist The Treasury Department today announced that Shaykh Abd al Majid AL ZINDANI a loyalist to Usama bin Laden and supporter of al Qaeda has been designated by the United States as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under the authority of Executive Order 13224 and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act His name will be submitted to the UN Security Council s 1267 Committee s consolidated list because of his support to bin Laden and al Qaeda With this action the international community s drumbeat against terrorist financiers continues to grow louder and the financial noose around al Qaeda continues to grow tighter said Juan Zarate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crime The U S has credible evidence that AL ZINDANI a Yemeni national supports designated terrorists and terrorist organizations AL ZINDANI has a long history of working with bin Laden notably serving as one of his spiritual leaders In this leadership capacity he has been able to influence and support many terrorist causes including actively recruiting for al Qaeda training camps Most recently he played a key role in the purchase of weapons on behalf of al Qaeda and other terrorists Yemen Holdings was the company with partial ownership of the Port of Aden at the time of the Cole bombing and it is owned and operated by the Bin Mahfouz family Yemen Investment Development International Yeminvest is the consortium leading the redevelopment of Aden port under a three phase programme involving investments of 580 million 51 of the share in Yeminvest is held by Yemen Holdings The

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  • Able Danger Blog: 9-11 Commission Memo from Shaffer interview
    about al Qai da and UBL prior to the attacks Further REDACTED indicated that he had been working an asset that had a network of collectors in Afghanistan prior to 9 11 but this asset s contract was terminated at the direction of Congress particularly the House Intelligence Committee Not complete REDACTED had a very different responsibility prior to 9 11 He received intelligence from the field and developed plans for the Pentagon This was interesting to the Commission because of our efforts to gain access to the plans the Pentagon had on the books prior to 9 11 These plans were shelved CIA had the lead Not Complete REDACTED worked the Cole investigation for the military He did the after action report to see if they had missed anything REDACTED was tasked to find out who committed the attack links to al Qai da He worked with others who had developed connections between various al Qai da members as many as a thousand different players They hadn t recognized what they had at the time This information should still be available Not Complete posted by Supporter 5 18 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: Obama issues new FOIA guidelines
    commitment to accountability and transparency and to publish such guidelines in the Federal Register In doing so the Attorney General should review FOIA reports produced by the agencies under Executive Order 13392 of December 14 2005 I also direct the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to update guidance to the agencies to increase and improve information dissemination to the public including through the use of new technologies and to publish such guidance in the Federal Register This memorandum does not create any right or benefit substantive or procedural enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States its departments agencies or entities its officers employees or agents or any other person The Director of the Office of Management and Budget is hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register BARACK OBAMA From Wired com Referring to the Freedom of Information Act as one of the most important tools of oversight the nation possesses Obama called on all government agencies to err on the side of openness and release information whenever possible which directly contradicts orders by the previous administration to look for reasons to withhold information whenever possible Just because you have the legal right to withhold information doesn t mean you should Obama said at a White House press conference and staff swearing in ceremony on Wednesday For a long time now there s been too much secrecy in this city he said Obama also said that any time the administration feels the need to withhold information about his presidency or a past presidency it will consult legal counsel to ensure its decision is on solid ground Information will not be withheld just because I say so he said It will be withheld because a separate authority believes

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