Tribute to the military

Monday, March 06, 2006

Able Danger Update: Sac Bee

Hattip to Able Danger Blog

New article by James Rosen along with Jacob Goodwin and Keith Phucas, are about the only journalists still interested in getting to the bottom of the Able Danger story.

Here is his latest article (This is a Sacramento Bee article and to read it in its entirety, you need to register): History will repeat itself unless we get to the bottom of this scandalous story. I do not want another 9-11 to give us a wakeup call. Here is an excerpt from the Sac Bee article:

Two operatives at the center of the Able Danger controversy have sued the Defense Department for denying them contact with their lawyers during closed congressional hearings and other probes of the covert intelligence program.

Army Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer and J.D. Smith were among a dozen intelligence officers and contractors who worked on the clandestine program set up long before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to track al-Qaida. They are accusing the Pentagon and two of its largest components - the Army and the Defense Intelligence Agency - of violating their First Amendment rights by blocking their access to legal counsel during the closed sessions.

The lawsuit, filed Monday with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, marks the first time that the incendiary claims at the center of the Able Danger saga have been made in court....

The House International Relations subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Dana Rohrabacher, is considering holding hearings on Able Danger where Louis Freeh or Curt Weldon might be called to testify regarding how the information Able Danger had could have prevented 9-11, but why this information was never passed on or utilized. If you live in one of their districts you can contact the subcommittee members and ask them to go forward with hearings on this important subject.
  1. (202) 225-2415 Dana Rohrabacher, CA
  2. (202) 225-2411 Edward R. Royce, CA
  3. (202) 225-3111 William D. Delahunt, MA
  4. (202) 225-2635 Jeff Flake, AZ
  5. (202) 225-4695 Howard L. Berman, CA
  6. (202) 225-5665 Mark Green, WI
  7. (202) 225-6631 Betty McCollum, MN
  8. (202) 225-3021 Mike Pence, IN
  9. (202) 225-4176 Adam B. Schiff, CA
  10. (202) 225-2452 Joe Wilson, SC

Technorati tags: , , ,, , , ,, , , , , ,

No comments: