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Commentary: criticism of how 9-11 happened; criticism of how the Bush administration responded to 9-11; and criticism of how the Bush administration is still avoiding efforts to provide the public with the whole truth about September 11, 2001.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Dick Clarke Is STILL Running Around With His Hair On Fire

Although then national security adviser Condoleezza Rice wrote a March 22, 2004 column in The Washington Post that "No al-Qaeda threat was turned over to the new administration," a newly declassified document [image below the fold] tells the story.

U.S. media haven't got this yet, but Australian papers have:
US al-Qaeda warning revealed

EIGHT months before the September 11 attacks the White House's then counterterrorism adviser urged then national security adviser Condoleezza Rice to hold a high-level meeting on the al-Qaeda network, according to a memo made public today.

"We urgently need such a principals-level review on the al-Qaeda network," ... Richard Clarke wrote in the January 25, 2001 memo.

Mr Clarke, who left the White House in 2003, made headlines in the heat of the US presidential campaign ... when he accused the Bush White House of having ignored al-Qaeda's threats before September 11.

Mr Clarke testified before inquiry panels and in a book that Rice ... had been warned of the threat.


Note to Wrongwingbats: Do not try this @ home. Perjury is a criminal offense, and I think lying to a Congressional committee is too.

I think those would be prosecutable even after Ms. Rice is out of office, unless there's a statute of limitations.

"Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act." - Orwell

Apparently, when they said they would have moved heaven and earth to stop 9/11 if they had any warning, they meant they needed memo's to be put in pop up book form since nobody in this admin seems to be able to read.

"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bush's Agenda in August 2001

That PDB is still a big problem

Oliver Schrom, the German intelligence expert, wrote a whole book
on the Sept. 11 hijackers, based on the research he did during their
time in Germany. The book, "Tödliche Fehler",

 was a #1 best seller in Germany, but has not been translated

Schrom asserted in this article, "Deadly Mistakes", in the Oct.2, 2002. issue of Der Zeit, that the Aug. 6 2001 PDB was not 1 1/2, but 11 and 1/2 pages long.

Crawford, Aug. 6, 2001. U.S. president George W. Bush is on
vacation. He wants to spend the whole month at his ranch in Texas.
Every morning, however, he still receives his Presidential Daily Brief,
or PDB, wherein the CIA informs the president about the country's
security situation. On this morning, the report is straight from the
CIA director. His PDB runs 11 and one-half printed pages, instead of
the usual two to three, and carries the title, "Bin Laden Determined to
Strike in U.S.
" Therein the CIA chief explains that al Qaeda has
decided to carry out attacks within the United States, and that
presumably members of the terrorist organization have been in the
country for some time. It is unclear whether the CIA director informed
the president about the statements of arrested al Qaeda members.
According to their confessions, the terrorist organization for some
time has been thinking about hijacking planes and using them as

Go back and look at the pdf of the Aug. 6 briefing again.

The page numbers at the bottom of the pages have been redacted.
The famous "release" of the PDB following Rice's testimony was only a
partial release, and Rice knew it. They all knew it. They have all been
lying from the very beginning.

"Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor."

Rebuilding America's Defenses pg. 50

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 - In the months before the Sept. 11 attacks, federal aviation officials reviewed dozens of intelligence reports that warned about Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, some of which specifically discussed airline hijackings and suicide operations, according to a previously undisclosed report from the 9/11 commission.

Among other things, the report says that leaders of the F.A.A. received 52 intelligence reports from their security branch that mentioned Mr. bin Laden or Al Qaeda from April to Sept. 10, 2001. That represented half of all the intelligence summaries in that time.

Five of the intelligence reports specifically mentioned Al Qaeda's training or capability to conduct hijackings, the report said.

So, you would chalk the entire context of warnings, from Clarke's memo through the summer of his running around with his hair on fire and right up to 9/10 to incompetence? They must be the most incompetent mofos in history. America IS being run for four more years by the most incompetent mofos in history... or something even worse!

Clarke's "Ten Years Later" in the Jan/Feb issue of The Atlantic. It's written, a bit strangely, from the point of view of a professor giving a lecture in 2011 looking back on the many ways in which the govt. failed to prevent terrorist acts, from 9/11 forward. I'd recommend sending the link or a copy to anyone you know who believes the billions we're putting into DHS are even remotely well-spent.

"If any question why we died, Tell them, because our fathers lied." - Rudyard Kipling, 1918


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