Nov 17 2005

Able Danger Update, 11/17/05

Published by at 1:28 am under Able Danger/9-11,All General Discussions

Weldon has made some serious progress in rallying Congress to his side apparently:

Lawmakers join Weldon in calling for testimony on Able Danger
By Roxana Tiron

Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.) has gathered at least 202 Congress members’ signatures for a request that participants of an intelligence cell that may have identified some of the Sept. 11 ringleaders a year before the attacks be allowed to testify before Congress.

Weldon has been leading the crusade for months, but his colleagues, several of them prominent members of the GOP conference, now appear to be listening.

Weldon plans to send the letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in the coming days requesting that he allow the participants in the cell known as “Able Danger” to testify in open congressional hearings.

BTW, Top Dog has more on Able Danger at his new Able Danger site here.

Weldon is getting some heavy hitters on this letter:

Among those signing Weldon’s letter are House Majority Leader Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.), Government Reform Chairman Tom Davis (R-Va.), Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Don Young (R-Alaska), Small Business Chairman Donald Manzullo (R-Ill.) and Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert (R-N.Y.), as well as Reps. Henry Bonilla (R-Texas) and John Linder (R-Ga.).

There are also several members of the Armed Services Committee, including Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Rob Simmons (R-Conn.), Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) and Todd Akin (R-Mo.)

Among the approximately 80 Democrats signing the letter are Reps. John Murtha (Pa.), ranking member on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee; Ike Skelton (Mo.), ranking member of the Armed Services Committee; Mike McIntyre (N.C.); and Ellen Tauscher (Calif.).

I expect the list of Big Dogs to grow. Wouldn’t hurt to get democrat Jane Harman on the list.

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Able Danger Update, 11/17/05”

  1. retire05 says:

    Henry Bonilla (R-Tx) Keep your eyes on this one, boys and girls.
    Bonilla, articulate, statuesque, dynamic and a staunch conservative. He is a Republican who won in a primarily Democrat district. He opposses much of the Bush immigration policy writing that if Washington wanted to continue the “catch and release” program he was more that willing to “catch” and “release” the illegals on the Director of Homeland Securities lawn.
    I have had the pleasure of meeting this man and he is definately a contender one of these days and it looks like he is beginning to make his mark.
    Glad he is on board with the Able Danger scandal. He doesn’t like taking “no” for an answer.

  2. BIGDOG says:

    I believe Sandy Berger destroyed Able Danger documents. According to his court conviction he had stolen and destroyed the 2000 millennium terror plot. The question remains was Able Danger a one single part of the 2000 plot. Has anyone any info on this?

    The plot thickens. If you notice the Hamburg Cell the CIA tracked them for awhile, well for almost 4 years.

    • Hamburg Cell. Mohammed Atta, Ramzi bin al Shibh, and their roommates in Hamburg came under surveillance by German intelligence and the CIA in 1998 because of their association with al-Qaeda operatives in Hamburg who had been linked to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Those operatives included Mamoun Darkazanli, Mohammad Haidar Zammar, Said Bahaji, and Mounir al-Motassadek. The CIA station chief in Hamburg, Tom Volz, who posed as a U.S. embassy employee, actually tried to recruit Darkazanli as an informant in late 1999 and 2000. CIA agent David Edger shadowed the Hamburg Cell for several years, before returning to the U.S. in 2001 to take a professorship of political science at Oklahoma University at Norman, coincidentally, just a few blocks from an apartment where an al-Qaeda cell operated that included 9/11 terrorists Mohammed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, and Zacarias Moussaoui.

    Now add the fact some kid named Enrich killed himself outside the Oklohoma colledge stadium a month ago. What the hell is going on in OKee anyways? Why wasnt this cell from hamburg and giving the suspicions they were involved somehow in the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. I cant wait for the whole Able Danger thing to explode.

  3. Welcome Back. We Missed You

    Able Danger is back in the news, courtesy of former FBI Director Louis Freeh…

  4. Able Danger – The Ramp Up!

    Look for the stall from the DOD on this – there’s more the story – and more than most people know now. Also, apparently there is more coming on Schaffer (smear or otherwise) I don’t know but something is definitely coming.

  5. retire05 says:

    What is the saying “the power of the pen is mightier than the sword”?
    Well, get with the program, kids. Start writing to your representatives and let them know that “inquiring minds” [like us] want to know not only about Able Danger but how about some information released on Wilson’s two trips to Niger, Plame’s supposed “covert” status and all those nice little connections between Wilson and his Arab and “French” friends.
    Remember, we have an ace in the hole; it is called “mid-terms” and these guys don’t want to be the Honerable Ex-(name the office).

    I have only been reading the blogs for a few months now and I have learned more from blogs such as this one in those few months than I have from all the MSM. When we start inudating our representative with what seems obvious to all but them, they will have to listen.

    I am damn tired of being one of the silent majority. I am damn tired of being a Republican who has to listen to all the Dim talking points but not allowed to fight back. If we question what the Dims are saying then we are questioning their patriotism. DAMN STRAIGHT, COOKIE. And let’s start with Clinton and his little speech to an Arab group yesterday about how wrong this nation was to go to war.
    It is time to put the shoe on the other foot and make these “peaceniks” responsible for what they say.


  6. Larwyn says:

    Louis Freeh’s Wall Street Journal column today on the
    “Omissioners” (coined by Shrinkwrapped) further stirs the pot.

    He thinks the Omission is “historically insignificant”
    An Incomplete Investigation
    Why did the 9/11 Commission ignore “Able Danger”?

    Thursday, November 17, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST It was interesting to hear from the 9/11 Commission again on Tuesday. This self-perpetuating and privately funded group of lobbyists and lawyers has recently opined on hurricanes, nuclear weapons, the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel and even the New York subway system. Now it offers yet another “report card” on the progress of the FBI and CIA in the war against terrorism, along with its “back-seat” take and some further unsolicited narrative about how things ought to be on the “front lines.”Yet this is also a good time for the country to make some assessments of the 9/11 Commission itself. 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. Specifically, Able Danger concluded in February 2000 that military experts had identified Mohamed Atta by name (and maybe photograph) as an al Qaeda agent operating in the U.S. Subsequently, military officers assigned to Able Danger were prevented from sharing this critical information with FBI agents, even though appointments had been made to do so. Why?There are other questions that need answers. Was Able Danger intelligence provided to the 9/11 Commission prior to the finalization of its report, and, if so, why was it not explored? In sum, what did the 9/11 commissioners and their staff know about Able Danger and when did they know it?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.”


  7. BIGDOG says:

    Im sorry AJ. I have to do this. Im going OT if you wana delete it im fine. Im new and dont know your Off Topic policy, if you will.

    We have a talk show host here in my town and i want you to see how disengenious the left wing blogsites creat propaganda that actually gets spread on the airways here in town. I always call in and debate this guy. Although he thinks he is real smart. I seem to handle my own and allows me to talk with no hangups. So its live debate and its fun. So i have been debating him for awhile. Everything i have said about Iraqs intell he always tries to counter me the next day on his blog.

    Then he posts something that i was familiar with because a frequently visit other blogs to keep it real. So anyways im posting this link top the Daily Howler and to the talk shows website. I want you too see how they drink the kooliad at the Daily Howler and go on the radio and Bush bash. I mean BASH!!!… i keep them inline, well i try anyways.

    After you view that, the talk shows blogsite, plagiarises and gave NO mention to his source. How fishy. Im just saying people its hard to find honest blogsites with good info and where i think opinions are based on knowledge and not some whacked out plagiarism.

    Ive been around surfing on my 33.6 modem. Cable is a blast now. Again great blog AJ, i mean that..:)

    View his plagiarism below. The titile to his writup is:

    Sean Hannity Is A Trick Bitch!!

  8. The Strata-Sphere: Able Danger Update

    AJ Strata notes that Rep. Weldon has gotten some major backing in his push for Able Danger hearings:

    Weldon is getting some heavy hitters on this letter:
    Among those signing Weldon’s letter are House Majority Leader Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Homeland Se…