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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Weldon Press Conference (Near-Real-Time Blogging)

Congressman Weldon is on a roll. His arguments are strong enough without the ranting and screaming, but it works for him. Some interesting highlights:

- Deputy Director, DIA does a 'see no evil, hear no evil' routine (literally) when being briefed on Able Danger. He is currently the last man standing after a lot of senior DIA rats have fled the ship. Curiously right about the same time that AD broke.

- Separate data mining effort also identified al-Qaida members, including Atta.

- Data mining effort at SOCOM may very well have AD and other data mining effort on hand.

- Alleged statement made at the Defense Attache conference; "Our number one priority is to kill the Able Danger story." Not clear who made the statement, but attaches are overt HUMINT collectors that are trained and managed by DIA.