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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Young Republican's perspective

Brad Turner of Smyrna, Tennessee sees a direct connection between the Clintons and 9/11:

On February 15th, Representative Curt Weldon from Pennsylvania was successfully able to hold congressional hearings into an undercover operation that was known as Able Danger. The tragedy of the hearings is that they were only able to last one day, and was not given the proper coverage it was due by any of the major news media outlets. Apparently it is bigger news to the media that a shooting accident has occurred involving the Vice-President then a plan to prevent 9/11 being cut short and closed down. The biggest colossal failure of national intelligence, and it didn't even get a glimpse by the media. Rather, an extremely large pass was given in order to protect the 42nd President, and to a lesser extent congressional Republicans with their hand in the cookie jar.

As it has been well documented, the Clinton administration had a fond relationship with the Chinese government through the better part of his administration, reaching its high point right before the 1996 election. Rep. Weldon had asked the Land Information Warfare Activity (LIWA)/Information Dominance Center (IDC) to provide graph information that detailed Chinese front companies operating within the United States. Rep. Weldon wanted to know if any of the information provided by this organization played a role in the shutting down of Able Danger. The answer he received before a congressional committee was a resounding yes....

The Clinton Administration and those connected with the money trail at the DNC clearly had the most to lose if the China connection ever got into the public knowledge. The easiest way to prevent that was to wipe out all data mining operations, and minimize the risk. Thankfully, the 9/11 Commission brought Able Danger to the forefront of public awareness, and concerned citizens, led by Congressman Curt Weldon, began to ask questions of why we were kept in the dark. The campaign to smear Curt Weldon has begun, from allegations of Weldon accepting campaign from defense contractors engaged in the transfer of sensitive technologies, which he has already addressed, to the clearing out of potential Democrat primary challengers to Weldon's opponent, Vice Admiral Joseph Sestak, a Clinton National Security Council member during the time in question. The enemies of truth will stop at nothing to make sure the American public will not know the events that transpired behind the scenes to rob us of Able Danger.

Finally, I urge each and every one of you to contact your representatives in the House (202-224-3121) and demand a more lengthy and in-depth investigation into the Able Danger mission. The individuals responsible for this outrage MUST be held accountable for their actions, and answer to the country they have sworn to protect. Party labels must be shed and personal agendas must be removed, in favor of unity and the search for truth. We should not expect anything less than full disclosure of any cover-ups or improprieties that took place to prevent this information from becoming public knowledge. Government officials have conspired to destroy evidence that would have protected America, and possibly prevented the truth from being told. This is unacceptable and cannot be allowed to stand. We must demand action and, if necessary, punishment to the fullest extent of the law. They played politics with our safety, and this cannot go overlooked.

Reprehensor at DailyKos offers a Democratic perspective:

On Wednesday, February 15th, 2006, LTC Anthony Shaffer submitted an amazing written statement detailing his involvement with ABLE DANGER to Congress. You can download a PDF of the statement here, and I have made an HTML version here. For those people who are new to the ABLE DANGER (AD), story, I can't think of a better starting point....

This goes way beyond partisan politics. This about a defense establishment that will not come clean about what happened on 9/11, from the history of the "Afghan Arabs" to overlapping Intelligence operations that shared different agendas.

It's time to accept the fact that the 9/11 Commission crafted a political document in the "Final Report". It is clearly not a reference volume for serious research regarding the events of 9/11.

The omission of AD from the Final Report is but one in a long list of items that didn't fit the narrative the Commission sought to cobble together....

I replaced the main link to the PDF on our site with a link to his HTML version.