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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 07:42 PM
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31. The FBI deserves special mention...
Your metaphor is most apt, bridgit. These crooks can't be trusted to watch the second hand move.

Here's a nice recap of the facts of the case, what Bush, Rice, Ashcroft and Rumsfeld and their closest aids ignored:



How the FBI Let 9/11 Happen

Never mind Moussaoui, the smoldering gun was right there all the time


Jeff A. Taylor

Anyone paying attention to the Zacarias Moussaoui trial gets it now. All the 9/11 blanks are filled in, and the picture is complete. Sorry, conspiracy freaks and blind partisan hacks. Dull, common, gross incompetence is again at the heart of a deadly government cluster-hump.

Do not linger on Moussaoui's bizarre suicide-by-testimony or the literal cheerleading for his executionHe knew. He lied. And 2,749 people died.

Neither of these is the real story of this case. Rather, the story is the definitive proof Moussaoui's case provides that the U.S. governmentpre-PATRIOT Act, pre-NSA wiretaps and allhad and missed clear opportunities to stop 9/11. The FBI uniquely and repeatedly punted carefully gathered evidence of an attack in favor of adherence to bureaucratic hierarchies and power trips.

The testimony of FBI agent Harry Samit forever buries the quaint notion that 9/11 was unforeseen and unpreventable. Beginning with Moussaoui's August 16, 2001 arrest Samit mounted a global and indefatigable investigation of the man and concluded that an attack involving hijacked airplanes was imminent.

The flipside of Samit is Michael Rolince, former head of the FBI's International Terrorism Operations Section. Rolince is the man who previously deflected questions about the FBI's pursuit, or lack thereof, of pre-9/11 terror suspects with the line, "Would CNN have really aired their photos if we'd asked them?"

Rolince smugly insisted at trial that Samit's "suppositions, hunches and suspicions were one thing and what we knew" was another. Yet Rolince, in service of the government's desire to link Moussaoui to 9/11 and trigger the death penalty, also tried to argue that, had Moussaoui spilled his guts, everything would have changed. 9/11 might have been prevented. In short, Samit's investigation and leads were not enough; Moussaoui had to speak up for the FBI brass to hear anything.

CONTINUED...

http://www.reason.com/links/links033006.shtml



Thanks for being a true Friend, bridgit. The Truth will bring their whole corrupt game crashing down. The books will balance, then.
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