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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Heads should roll

A Pentagon employee was orderd to destroy data that identified Mohamed Atta and others as terrorists 2 years before the 9/11 attacks. Ehh, in case anyone needs a reminder, that's back when Clinton was President. A Pentagon employee was ordered to destroy documents that identified Mohamed Atta as a terrorist two years before the 2001 attacks, a congressman said Thursday. The employee is prepared to testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee and was expected to identify the person who ordered him to destroy the large volume of documents, said Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa. Weldon declined to identify the employee, citing confidentiality matters. Weldon described the documents as "2.5 terabytes" — as much as one-fourth of all the printed materials in the Library of Congress , he added. [...] He added that certain data had to be destroyed in accordance with existing regulations regarding "intelligence data on U.S. persons." Weldon has said that Atta, the mastermind of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and three other hijackers were identified in 1999 by a classified military intelligence unit known as "Able Danger," which determined they could be members of an al-Qaida cell. The 9/11 commision's response? On Wednesday, former members of the Sept. 11 commission dismissed the "Able Danger" assertions. One commissioner, ex-Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash., said, "Bluntly, it just didn't happen and that's the conclusion of all 10 of us." Weldon responded angrily to Gorton's assertions. "It's absolutely unbelievable that a commission would say this program just didn't exist," Weldon said Thursday. Indeed!


At 9/17/2005 03:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical American! No doubt 9/11 proved how sloppy they were.
Still to this day i know a few who believe the americans/israelis were behind it albeit no proof or common sense could substantiate it, all there was to it that they were bloody negligent & paid the price for falling asleep knowing such enemies were out to get them.
But there is also an element of arrogance in the comittee that dismissed able danger's signs that troubles me.
What else is in store i wonder with an incredibly incompetent government not to mention its unprecedented irresponsibility.

At 9/17/2005 03:18:00 PM, Blogger christina/ohio said...

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At 9/17/2005 03:19:00 PM, Blogger christina/ohio said...

Lots of people are wondering if Sandy Berger's taking classified documents has anything to do with Able Danger? Berger was part of Clinton's team and Clinton also placed people loyal to him in the top positions in the Pentagon after he retired all of the experinced military soon after he became President in 1992. This will be very interesting to see how this all blows back upon Hilabeast's (Hilliary's) Presidential aspirations.

At 12/12/2005 10:43:00 AM, Anonymous Hobert Doom said...

I think it''s fucking gorgeous.


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