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  • Able Danger Blog: July 2009
    wrote critical of his anti terrorism track record was published Yesterday marked the four week anniversary of the book s pub date and although it s been out for a month we re still waiting for his summons and complaint It was the fourth threat letter that Fitzgerald had sent since October 2007 and the man who d succeeded in getting New York Times reporter Judith Miller jailed for 85 days in the CIA leak probe was growing impatient To put it plain and simple Fitzgerald wrote if in fact you publish the book this month and it defames me or casts me in a false light HarperCollins will be sued posted by Supporter 2 06 PM Thursday July 16 2009 Old news From October 2001 CIA Weighs Targeted Killing Missions Administration Believes Restraints Do Not Bar Singling Out Individual Terrorists By Barton Gellman Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday October 28 2001 Page A01 Armed with new authority from President Bush for a global campaign against al Qaeda the Central Intelligence Agency is contemplating clandestine missions expressly aimed at killing specified individuals for the first time since the assassination scandals and consequent legal restraints of the 1970s Drawing on two classified legal memoranda one written for President Bill Clinton in 1998 and one since the attacks of Sept 11 the Bush administration has concluded that executive orders banning assassination do not prevent the president from lawfully singling out a terrorist for death by covert action The CIA is reluctant to accept a broad grant of authority to hunt and kill U S enemies at its discretion knowledgeable sources said But the agency is willing and believes itself able to take the lives of terrorists designated by the president The public face of that campaign is a conventional war in Afghanistan using uniformed troops Yet inside the CIA and elsewhere in government according to sources much of the debate turns on the scope of a targeted killing campaign How wide should the government draw the circle around bin Laden And in which countries among the 40 or so where al Qaeda is believed to operate may such efforts be attempted Senior officials said the president s finding directs new forms of cooperation between the CIA and uniformed military commando units Some knowledgeable sources said it is also possible that the instruments of targeted killings will be foreign agents the CIA s term for nonemployees who act on its behalf That is controversial because it involves risks of betrayal and conflicting agendas on the part of the agents but it is also seen in parts of the agency as advantageous Link from the Rumor Mill News posted by Supporter 7 51 AM Thursday July 09 2009 Novo Energies names Weldon to Advisory Board Here is their press release NEW YORK NY 07 08 09 Novo Energies Corporation Inc Novo a public company traded on the Over the Counter Market OTCBB under the symbol OTCBB NVNC announced today that it has appointed Congressman

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  • Able Danger Blog: August 2009
    was intended to be a heads up to them The probe of Madrid was not revealed publicly until Wilson s 2008 letter to Meade was released to the media but even then the Meade letter was not widely covered by journalists In an interview Madrid said she heard in 2006 from a number of sources that the FBI was threatening me If there was an investigation of me I m sure that they were put up to it by Karl Rove Domenici and Heather Wilson They instigated all of that Madrid said adding that any allegations made against her were baseless I guarantee you if the FBI and Iglesias and Karl Rove had had anything on me they would have used it They didn t They had nothing she said Some more details In October 2006 a month before the midterm elections that cost Republicans control of the Congress an e mail chain started by Rep Heather Wilson R New Mexico faulted Iglesias for not using his office in a manner that would help Wilson in her reelection campaign Wilson s e mail included a news report about an FBI probe of Rep Curt Weldon R Pennsylvania as an example of criminal investigations proceeding close to election day Steve Bell chief of staff to New Mexico Sen Pete Domenici forwarded the e mail to Jennings at Rove s White House shop with a note saying it seems like other U S attorneys can do their work even in election season And the FBI has already admitted they have turned over their evidence in a federal corruption probe to the U S Attorney in New Mexico and are merely awaiting his action Jennings then passed along the e mail to Rove saying Iglesias was shy about doing his job on Patricia Madrid a Democratic congressional candidate who would lose the 2006 election to Wilson by only 800 votes posted by Supporter 12 35 PM Sunday August 02 2009 Remains identified as Captain Scott Speicher From the DOD press release The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology AFIP has positively identified remains recovered in Iraq as those of Captain Michael Scott Speicher Captain Speicher was shot down flying a combat mission in an F A 18 Hornet over west central Iraq on January 17th 1991 during Operation Desert Storm Our thoughts and prayers are with Captain Speicher s family for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country said Ray Mabus Secretary of the Navy I am also extremely grateful to all those who have worked so tirelessly over the last 18 years to bring Captain Speicher home Our Navy will never give up looking for a shipmate regardless of how long or how difficult that search may be said Admiral Gary Roughead Chief of Naval Operations We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Captain Speicher and his family for the sacrifice they have made for our nation and the example of strength they have set for all of us Acting on

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  • Able Danger Blog: September 2009
    Atta and the Shukrijumahs how likely is it that Atta and the other hijackers just happened to move in on the doorstep of a known associate of the Blind Sheikh and his son one of al Qaeda s top US based operatives There may well have been prior links between Atta and the Shukrijumahs which Able Danger learned of For example Atta made two Green Card lottery applications in late 1999 and it is possible he gave the Shukrijumahs address in this context posted by Supporter 10 15 PM Friday September 11 2009 NYC ballot initiative for new 9 11 investigation From Reuters In a last minute decision lawyers for the City of New York have conceded that the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now NYC CAN a group comprising 9 11 family members first responders and survivors indeed did submit over 30 000 valid signatures to put the referendum for a new 9 11 investigation before the voters of New York City this November In an earlier letter from the City Clerk dated July 24 2009 the City had claimed only 26 003 signatures were valid 3 997 short of the requisite 30 000 The City s concession that over 30 000 of the 52 000 signatures submitted were in fact valid paves the way for lawyers from both sides to argue the legality of petition Asked whether he thought NYC CAN could overcome the City s challenge to the legality of the petition legal counsel to the petitioners Dennis McMahon said Absolutely Although the City has an incredibly successful record of shooting down ballot initiatives we will be arguing from a fresh perspective that reflects the unprecedented events of 9 11 We believe the courts will see how critical an issue this is and be persuaded with our legal reasoning and point of view A final determination on the legality of the petition will be reached in time for the referendum to be included on the November ballot should the petitioners prevail Representatives for NYC CAN 9 11 family member Manny Badillo and Executive Director Ted Walter arrived at the Board of Elections on the morning of Wednesday September 9 to assist the court appointed referee in commencing a line by line review of the disputed signatures only to learn the referee s review had been called off due to a last minute concession by the City Mr Badillo immediately got on the phone to inform others of the news The City conceded we have 30 000 valid signatures Big victory The City s concession comes as a result of the immense effort put forth by 50 volunteers who gave more than 1 000 hours over a two week period from August 10 to August 25 to identify a total of 7 166 signatures that were wrongly invalidated by the NYC City Clerk and Board of Elections On August 27 NYC CAN filed the 631 page Bill of Particulars cataloguing each of the 7 166 signatures it contended were in fact valid NYC CAN submitted another 28 000 signatures on September 4 to guarantee the referendum will go on the ballot if they win the court case bringing the total signatures submitted to 80 000 NYC CAN must deliver its memorandum of law in response to the City s motion for summary judgment by Monday September 21 The City will be given an opportunity to reply before the referee s decision is made on Monday September 28 Fast track appeals will likely follow no matter who wins A final decision will have to be made by September 30 If the referendum passes in November it would lead to the creation of a local independent commission with subpoena power that would be tasked with comprehensively reinvestigating the attacks For more info http www nyccan org From their site NYC CAN is non partisan organization comprised of 9 11 Families First Responders Survivors and proud concerned citizens committed to bringing about an independent impartial investigation into the events of September 11 In the months after September 11 a handful of the victims families joined together to demand an independent investigation into the government s failure to defend its citizens on that tragic morning Their ceaseless efforts led to the formation of the 9 11 Commission signed into existence on November 27 2002 Having thoroughly researched every aspect of the attacks the Family Steering Committee provided the Commission with 400 questions that would need to be answered for the Commission to fulfill its mandate After 18 months of proceedings and the release of the Commission s Final Report on July 22 2004 the Family Steering Committee determined that only 30 of its questions had been answered leaving some 250 questions still unanswered The validity of the Commission s findings was further undermined by several factors including contradictory accounts from the Federal Aviation Administration and the military stonewalling from the Bush Administration conflicts of interest among key personnel in the Commission and the Commission s failure to hold a single individual accountable for the numerous failures leading up to on and after September 11 Today the feeling persists among many of the families and many New Yorkers that the full truth has not been uncovered and justice has not been served The growing number of ill and dying First Responders without access to adequate healthcare and financial support adds the necessity of an investigation into the false assurances that the air at Ground Zero was safe to breathe and immediate remedies for the healthcare crisis afflicting First Responders and nearby residents With the federal government failing to deliver an impartial investigation the 9 11 Families First Responders and residents of New York City are moving ahead with the conviction that NYC CAN New York City voters have the power to legally mandate the formation of a new investigation with subpoena power by petitioning to place a referendum on the ballot in the November 2009 General Election In September 2008 the petition

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  • Able Danger Blog: October 2009
    of in both open and closed sessions and yet nothing was ever done to correct these problems The families and victims of the 9 11 attacks are owed a real accounting of why their government failed them We all deserve answers The full accounting has never been made This accounting is long overdue I hope the NYC CAN effort will result in a real detailed independent investigation that will reveal the full truth whatever that truth may be Tony Shaffer A ruling is expected tomorrow on the ballot initiative September 29 2009 Supreme Court Justice Edward Lehner has begun consideration of NYC CAN s motion to reject Referee s Louis Crespo s recommendation that the NYC CAN 9 11 petition not be submitted to the voters on November 3 The petition would ask whether or not there should be an independent New York City investigation into 9 11 Responding to a motion brought by NYC CAN attorney Dennis McMahon a hearing was held Tuesday September 29 at the New York State Supreme Court and concluded with the understanding that the Court will likely render a decision on the petition s legality by Friday October 2 posted by Supporter 4 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 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: November 2009
    2006 posted by Supporter 8 26 AM Friday November 13 2009 KSM will be tried in New York From the AP WASHINGTON Self proclaimed Sept 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be brought to trial in a civilian federal courthouse in New York blocks from site of the devastating 2001 terror attacks Prosecutors expect to seek the death penalty At a news conference Friday Attorney General Eric Holder also announced that five other suspects including a major suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole Abd al Rahim al Nashiri will be tried before a military commission Holder said the defendants should be tried where their crimes occurred The New York courthouse is hard by the site where the World Trade Centers were brought down by two hijacked jetliners Nearly 3 000 people died there and in another hijacked jet that hit the Pentagon and a fourth hijacked plane crashed in western Pennsylvania Holder called the events of Sept 11 the deadliest terrorist attacks our nation has ever seen and said that in the years since our nation has had no higher priority than bringing those who planned and plotted the attacks to justice posted by Supporter 11 56 AM Saturday November 07 2009 Fort Hood killer linked to September 11 terrorists From the Telegraph Hasan the sole suspect in the massacre of 13 fellow US soldiers in Texas attended the controversial Dar al Hijrah mosque in Great Falls Virginia in 2001 at the same time as two of the September 11 terrorists The Sunday Telegraph has learnt His mother s funeral was held there in May that year The preacher at the time was Anwar al Awlaki an American born Yemeni scholar who was banned from addressing a meeting in London by video link in August because he is accused of supporting attacks on British troops and backing terrorist organisations Hasan s eyes lit up when he mentioned his deep respect for al Awlaki s teachings according to a fellow Muslim officer at the Fort Hood base in Texas the scene of Thursday s horrific shooting spree As investigators look at Hasan s motives and mindset his attendance at the mosque could be an important piece of the jigsaw Al Awlaki moved to Dar al Hijrah as imam in January 2001 from the west coast and three months later the September 11 hijackers Nawaf al Hamzi and Hani Hanjour began attending his services A third hijacker attended his services in California posted by Supporter 6 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 Questions Latest Able Danger Video Clips Able Danger Press

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  • Able Danger Blog: January 2010
    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 LTC Tony Shaffer interviewed by Alex Jones The OSINT Group s Black Swan Program KSM will be tried in New York Fort Hood killer linked to September 11 terrorists LTC Anthony Shaffer endorses NYC CAN Able Danger discussed on C SPAN this morning Four years after Able Danger story broke FBI undercover operative spotted Atta before 9 11 NYC ballot initiative for new 9 11 investigation Some thoughts from LTC Tony Shaffer Archives November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May

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  • Able Danger Blog: State of Play?
    This is basically what the guy said Do you really think they are going to let some congressman from the 7th District in Pennsylvania do this I kid you not Now did we not once have a congressman in this district who knew a lot about the workings of security companies who likely ruffled a lot of feathers in D C with some of his foreign policy beliefs Among the many things that Curt Weldon did in his 20 years in Washington was become an expert in many areas of foreign relations Not all of those beliefs made him especially popular even within his own party Anyone remember Able Danger There are 435 members of the House of Representatives Why exactly would the makers of the movie decided to make their character from the 7th District of Pennsylvania I have no idea Maybe it was a coincidence If so they certainly got my attention posted by Supporter 4 38 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

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  • Able Danger Blog: Weldon to speak at conference on the EMP threat
    but very little has been done so far According to the Abstract of the original Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from EMP Attack U S Congress 2004 Several potential adversaries have or can acquire the capability to attack the United States with a high altitude nuclear weapon generated electromagnetic pulse EMP A determined adversary can achieve an EMP attack capability without having a high level of sophistication Read the full report An EMP attack can cripple our infrastructure causing all of our electronic equipment and infrastructure to fail From the agenda WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9 2009 8 00 8 05 AM 5 min Introduction and Welcome Dr Peter Vincent Pry President EMPACT America 8 05 8 10 AM 5 min National Anthem Rev Robert Stearns Understanding The Threat 8 10 9 00 AM 50 min Keynote Address The Growing EMP Crisis Speakers Congressman Curt Weldon former Vice Chairman House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees ADM William O Studeman former Acting Director CIA Chris Beck House Homeland Security Committee 5 Min Intro Speakers 15 Min Each posted by Supporter 11 10 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

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