Thursday, August 11, 2005

9/11 Pentagon responds to claims of prior knowledge of Atta

The US Defense Department has provided an independent commission with information about an intelligence operation that a lawmaker said identified a hijacker a year before the attacks of September 11, 2001, a spokesman said.

But the spokesman said the Pentagon remains uncertain what level of detail was provided to the official commission that investigated the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon.

"We are looking into what information - and in what detail - was provided to the commission, but as I understand it, at least some of this information was provided," said Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman.

"We are looking to better understand what information was developed and then what information was also provided to (the commission)," he said.

Asked whether there was knowledge of Mohammed Atta, the reputed leader of the September 11 hijackers, before the attacks, Whitman said: "We're looking further into it."


Blogger G_in_AL said...

Bottom line, the former policies that created a seperation of Outside intel to Inside intel sharing caused this to happen. That has been fixed. Clinton instituted the seperation between them under the impression that it would keep "Big Brother" out of citizen's lives. Hindsight is 20/20. Now its fixed. This is just more crap going back and forth about "whos fault it was" that 9/11 happened.

I get tired of this crap from our governemnt. To me, Osama is to blame, Atta is to blame, but our governement is not to blame. They need to quit pointing fingers and get to work.

August 11, 2005 4:10 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

it depends what the question is G

who commited the acts of sept 11th .. well the answer is osama etc

why did they commit such acts

i have to word this so not create offence .. NOBODY can justify sept 11th of course

but you can see how american foriegn policy from the 1980's to the present brought this to the for front

america intervening in the middle east for it's own benifit has angered alot of people G

you make it sound like this started at sept 11th , it didnt .. the world is not so simple

as usual .. i agree with you that these guys are terrible and they have no excuse

i do not agree that the american government is free from blame .. be it this one (the worst) or the previous three

August 11, 2005 6:15 pm  
Blogger G_in_AL said...


If I sleep with your wife, are you in any way justified for murdering me?

If I stole your buisness, are you justified by killing my family?

If American administrations rigged your elections 30 years ago, are you justified in plowing a plane into buildings to kill massive ammounts of people?

The logic is the same here. We cannot not try to understand WHY they do stuff. We cant, they are on a different playing field, a different mindset.

August 11, 2005 7:07 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

hehehe G ,,that wasnt my point .. i actually said 'NOBODY can justify sept 11th of course'

but if you slept with my wife , would i kill you .. probably

to understand why is not to justify

it seems from our many little chats that the difference between us really is not that much G

you still genuinly believe that this war can be won by force

i do not

and once you accept that everytime you kill one you create 2 more , and that you can not win against people who will not put on a uniform and fight you then you have to look at what you can do

again .. the only people that can win this war is the muslims thereselves

no tanks or planes mean shit in this war ..

the quicker people get behind the ones that can actually stop the bombing the better

August 11, 2005 7:13 pm  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

I think we can keep using force, and other tactics. I think your guys shutting down web-sites, and kicking out radicals is another decent tool. I think cutting their financing is also neccissary. Once you marginalize them, their attacks become less spectacular. Then the recruiting dries up.

August 11, 2005 10:11 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

you know what i think is funny .. these web sites we shut down .. and when i come across letters from al-qaeda i wont publish them

but there i was yesterday trawling the web when i went to the CENTCOM web site and would you believe it .. all the letters and comments i refuse to put out are being advertised IN FULL on the american's own military site

so tell me .. whats the point of banning them now

you still seem to avoid what i see as the key issue ...

the moderate muslims ...

they are the ones who will finally defeat extremists

not some brit or yank christian with a gun but there own kind

August 11, 2005 10:17 pm  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

they have to log them by DoD mandate. Yet again, our government at work in all its glory.

Moderate Muslims do not exist in the way it is taught right now. Lazy muslims do, but not moderate. The religion needs a philosiphy change, because moderation in any religion is always open for "strict" interpratation

August 12, 2005 4:10 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

i disagree with you here G but my answer is on the post "not in my name" else we end up having the same debate in 2 places

August 12, 2005 7:17 am  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

got it

August 12, 2005 9:02 pm  

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