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Friday, February 17, 2006

Two articles on Able Danger

First from the paper that started it all in June, the Norristown Times Herald in Pennsylvania:

When all the facts about "Able Danger" are revealed, the history of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be rewritten, according to Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, who accused the Pentagon at a Congressional hearing Wednesday of trying to hide the former data mining effort that claims it identified hijacker Mohamed Atta more than a year before the terrorist attacks.

I think this one originally appeared before the hearing, from Barbara Anderson:

Perhaps the intelligence apparatus high up in the federal government could have allowed this story to die. Perhaps if they had not set about to destroy a valuable member of their own intelligence gathering apparatus, Representative Weldon would not have pursued what he knew had a stink to it. However, Weldon reacted as few in Washington do. He came out swinging in defense of one man, in particular, and Able Danger, in general.

The 9/11 panel finished its work and issued its report. There was no mention of the allegations made by members of Able Danger. There was no blame assessed and nobody was removed from the sensitive agencies upon whom we all depend for our safety. Revisiting Able Danger will give this group a chance to testify, which it has not been allowed to do, and American citizens can assess for themselves what happened to our watchdog agencies that allowed 9/11 to happen.

It is well to remember what Weldon, an insider, said: “There’s something very sinister going on here that really troubles me.”