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EXCLUSIVE: New Documents Claim Intelligence on Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda Targets Withheld From Congress' 9/11 Probe


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Kit
- 1038 days ago - truth-out.org
The intelligence failures leading up to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are an issue the media - and lawmakers - put to bed years ago, despite the fact that new information continues to trickle out, undercutting the integrity of-->



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Kit B. (277)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 8:11 am

From the title and the photograph you will make some assumptions about the information in this article, do yourself a favor read it with out predetermine ideas. Just read, then share your thoughts.
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 8:16 am

Five years ago, Iron Man, who requested Truthout conceal his true identity out of concern for his family's privacy, lodged a formal complaint with the Department of Defense's Office of Inspector General after he was accused of improperly handling classified material.

Iron Man filed a FOIA request in September 2006, seeking a declassified copy of the six-page complaint he filed with the inspector general's office. He finally received a copy on April 8, just a few weeks prior to the raid on Bin Laden's compound.

What he revealed in that letter, portions of which were redacted by the government because the information is classified, is the inner workings of an elite intelligence unit he headed at one point: the Asymmetric Threats Division, formed in 1999, and "charged with reporting on asymmetric threats, especially terrorism."

And...
The Asymmetric Threats Division is referred to as DO5, a branch of the Joint Forces Intelligence Command (JFIC), whose responsibilities included, among other things, vetting human intelligence sources on behalf of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). From 1998 to 2001, Iron Man was working as a counterterrorism/counterintelligence analyst for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), assigned to JFIC.

The JFIC is an elite intelligence unit that falls under the authority of the United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) and "had a direct and assigned purview on international terrorism against the US, to include the operations of al-Qa'ida and the 9/11 attackers."



 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 9:09 am
Bottom line: Bush & Cheney LET them fly on those planes to start the wars and looting.
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 9:10 am

Read the article, Jason.
 

Terry King (108)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 9:43 am
It's great to see someone picking up the mantle left behind by the departure of Dave Colorado.
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 9:59 am

I think you missed the point, Terry.
 

Terry King (108)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 10:19 am
I don' think that I did. Most of what was in the article is just more unsubstantiated bulllshit.
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 10:57 am

Certainly anything that is in conflict with official reports can be labeled as BS and maybe rightly so. I think the article addressed some concerns I have. Namely that our intelligence agencies are not fully coordinated and that had they been the WTC could have, or should have been better protected. Clinton warned that in his mind the next attack would again be the WTC, I don't think he's too happy about being right. Even the those who were part of the committee on 9/11 felt there was lack of sharing of information. Nor I do I see the mega-mess we call Homeland Security has done much to bring us any more safety, only greater intrusion on our rights, greater dismissal of the purpose and intent of the constitution.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 11:14 am
The bottom line is that the reports were ignored by the Bush Administration. Then this info was withheld from the investigative committee.

Will they be prosecuted as war criminals now? I doubt it.
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 11:18 am

Nah, Patty no one will be prosecuted, this article is posted only for the information and for each person to take from it what they will.
 

Bob Algeron (47)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 11:46 am
Thank You! Your star has been sent to Terry.

TruthOrg is a mouthpiece of Jihadists directed at morons.
 

Val R. (208)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 12:05 pm
Kit - I agree that these articles were real but false - IRON MAN doesn't want his name available because it's a lie - Clinton knew what was going to happen because the US or I should say the globalists were behind the attack - it was an inside job just like Nazi Germany - we are repeating exactly what happened there -- people were told to leave the area before building 7 even looked like it was coming down - eye witnesses are documented to say they heard bombs going off way below where the planes crashes and planes wouldn't damage the building as it did - I encourage everyone to truly watch the videos of the WTO crashing down and decide for yourself. Thanks for posting Kit - but for me it's more propaganda to keep our minds off of the truth.
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 12:07 pm

I heard about you Algeron, I see it's all true.
 

Arielle S. (313)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 12:52 pm
"new information continues to trickle out...." For me, that's the best part.
 

Barbara W. (342)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 2:33 pm
Thanks for the post Kit. Because this info cannot be substantiated it is at best another slant on the carelessness/collusion that allowed 9/11 to happen. Whether an inside job or not it was doomed to happen because complacency sprinkled with gr$$d and fueled by prejudice has been America's shame for some time. Just look at how American's acted, following media hype, towards fellow American's because they were Muslims. And then there's that fear/prejudice tactic that began the assault on our rights which were stolen right from under our nose. Washington is so out of touch with the real issues facing America it's criminal. So too are some Americans who seem more interested in who's life they can stick their nose into and make judgment calls. Leadership is a word that most legislators spit on unless it leads to their selfish wants. It's an interesting read though.
 

Thomas H. (36)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 2:40 pm
I don't suppose this "unsubstantiated" article really gets my goat, any more than the theory that 9/11 was an "inside job". I would not be surprised if both were true, however. Nor would it surprise me that CheneyBush simply ignored data over and over again on the threat and thus a bunch of rowdy Saudis from oil-rich Saudi Arabia (not Afghanistan, not Iraq) flew some airliners into the Corporate Military Complex that IS this country's government. Just my $0.02.

Nice, thought-provoking post, Kit.
 

Lilith Cohen (202)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 4:44 pm
@Terry King "I don' think that I did. Most of what was in the article is just more unsubstantiated bulllshit"

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Yvonne White (232)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 4:47 pm
I think every "Who Could Have Foreseen.." should get a water-boarding! In fact, I believe the Bu$h-Cheney-Rumsfeld unholy trinity took the agency's advice to heart & used the scripts to do Exactly what was Imagined by Agency fear-mongers, with the added "help" of a ready-made fall-guy in Bin Laden - which is why Nobody wanted him alive to testify!
"...The IG report does not deny the tracking of Bin Laden, but notes that the JFIC was to provide general and direct intelligence support to USJFCOM and subordinate joint forces commands and that it did not have a mission to track Osama bin Laden or predict imminent targets of terrorism on US soil.

Nevertheless, DO5 was involved in intelligence concerns domestically. It provided assistance to the Joint Task Force - Civil Support (JTF-CS), which, like DO5, was formed in 1999 and based out of Fort Monroe, Virginia. The JTF-CS was tasked with assisting the DoD response to domestic terror incidents, including "managing the consequences of a domestic chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) situation." At one point, DO5 assisted the JTF-CS by "establishing fictional terrorist organizations that would mimic real world terrorist groups" that were utilized as part of JTF-CS "exercises."

The obscurity of DO5's mission was summed up by a former JFIC deputy director of intelligence, who told investigators that DO5 had "no theater specific mission." According to the answers the JFIC provided to the 9/11 Commission, the JFIC received over 2,200 messages daily "from other agencies, JFCOM components, or services." It did "not conduct any unilateral collection" of any intelligence domestically..."

 

Morris G. (18)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 6:34 pm
The Bush Cheney let it happen comments are beyond ridiculous. First all but 5 of the hijackers entered the US while CLINTON was president. In order for Bush and Cheney to have either "let it happened" or pulled an inside job then:
1. Clinton began the planning before turning it over to Bush
2. Who carried out Clinton's plan so he could hand it off to
3. Obama who is covering up for the previous 2 presidents.
You have to be a brick or two short a load to believe that....
 

Bob Algeron (47)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 7:01 pm
Morris, with "You have to be a brick or two short a load to believe that." you made my day.

Thomas, "Nor would it surprise me that CheneyBush simply ignored data over and over again on the threat " - and this is exactly what we continue to do under the cover of political correctness. The most ridiculous thing in airport security is the checks applied equally to everyone, though elderly ladies are highly unlikely to blow up a liner, which makes them different from youths, who spent a year or two in terrorist camping sites in Pakistan or Yemen and are now actively looking for a quick way to get 72 self-restoring virgins.
 

LeMoyn Salmoen (90)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 7:44 pm
Nothing new here, to those of us that have been labeled “conspiracy crack sots and worse.” I keep repeating, after a lifetime -66 years- spent in construction industries and an incomplete architectural engineering education. Buildings built to any norm of specifications and standard building codes can not collapse as these building did, without extensively calculated engineering. The fact that perfunctory information about the plane strikes is completely incidental to the total picture = to a firecracker at a 4 of July fireworks display. The point is: it was all planed with extreme attention and knowledge of detail, with Al Qaeda set up as an enthusiastic scapegoat. It worked to serve both sides, Al-Qaeda’s desire to bankrupt America and the Plutocracy’s well oiled plans to plunder the world’s treasuries. The rest “expectable collateral damage.”
 

Rand Martin (27)
Thursday June 16, 2011, 2:32 pm
I'm with Hawkeye. The American people would freak out if they had an inkling of the truth. The information was ignored and the neo-cons got their Pearl Harbor moment and the American people got shafted with the Patriot act. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, big brother gets bigger and life goes on. La de freaking da.
 
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