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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Able Danger on Air America

It looks like everyone is turning on the 9/11 Commission. Freeh might have been onto something with this quote from his op-ed:

The Able Danger intelligence, if confirmed, is undoubtedly the most relevant fact of the entire post-9/11 inquiry. Even the most junior investigator would immediately know that the name and photo ID of Atta in 2000 is precisely the kind of tactical intelligence the FBI has many times employed to prevent attacks and arrest terrorists. Yet the 9/11 Commission inexplicably concluded that it "was not historically significant." This astounding conclusion--in combination with the failure to investigate Able Danger and incorporate it into its findings--raises serious challenges to the commission's credibility and, if the facts prove out, might just render the commission historically insignificant itself.

Here's the first entry in the "Top Stories" list on Air America:

"Able Danger" Could Have Prevented 9/11

Former F.B.I. Director Louis Freeh is baffled by the 9/11 commission and its bogus reports. "Recent revelations from the military intelligence operation code-named "Able Danger" have cast light on a missed opportunity that could have potentially prevented 9/11". Military officers assigend to "able danger" identified Mohamed Atta as an Al-Qaeda operative in 2000, however they were prevented from sharing this information with the F.B.I. and C.I.A. Why? How could the 9/11 commission conclude that this knowledge was "not historically significant?"