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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Reuters: Pentagon probes treatment of 'Able Danger' officer

Finally, some MSM coverage of Able Danger - thanks to the heroic efforts of Rep. Curt Weldon:

The Pentagon inspector general is investigating the Defense Intelligence Agency's treatment of an Army colonel who was the first to claim publicly that the government knew about four September 11 hijackers long before the 2001 attacks, officials said on Wednesday.

Among the issues under review is whether the DIA revoked the security clearance of Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer last September in retaliation for repeated comments he made in the media about a military intelligence team code-named Able Danger, sources familiar with the case said.

Revelations about Able Danger, a small data-mining operation that ended in 2000, have reignited debate about whether the United States could have prevented the attacks on New York and Washington that killed 3,000 people and prompted the U.S. war on terrorism.

During his press conference today, Congressman Weldon told reporters that he had an army of 5000 people who are determined to know the truth about Able Danger. Count me as 1 of those 5000.

Cross posted at QT Monster's Place