Republican Congressman Weldon (PA) wants new Able Danger probe
This is the scandal story largely not being reported by the dominant media; the fact that U.S. Army intelligence had identified 9-11 ringleader Mohamed Atta one full year before 9-11, but was forbidden by the Pentagon from giving the intelligence to the FBI for prosecution ! The 9-11 Commission staff was personally told by Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer about Able Danger, but nothing was reported about Able Danger in the published 9-11 Commission report.The Executive Director of the 9-11 Commission staff was Philip Zelikow, a member of the one-worlder organization, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
Now the Penatgon is persecuting whistleblower and patriot Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer, and attempting to ruin the record of this 23-year military intelligence Army officer !
See a concise overview article about the CFR on the internet at: www.thenewamerican.com/tna/1995/vo11no10/vo11no10_tyranny.htm
2004 Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Membership Rosters:
US Army active duty, 1977-1982, CPT, FA (ABN, ARCOM - 2)
US Army Reserves, 1982-1993, MAJ, FA (IOAC)
22 October 2005
United Press International
Security & Terrorism
Congressman wants new Able Danger probe
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A vocal House Republican is calling for a new probe into what he says is a "witch-hunt" by defense officials against a Sept. 11 intelligence whistleblower.
Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Penn., told United Press International that officials at the Defense Intelligence Agency, or DIA, had "conducted a deliberate campaign of character assassination" against the whistleblower, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer.
Shaffer has said that a highly classified Pentagon data-mining project he worked on, code named Able Danger, identified the ringleaders of the Sept. 11 terror attacks as linked to al-Qaida more than a year before they hijacked four planes and crashed them, killing nearly 3,000 people.
Weldon told UPI he had written to the Department of Defense inspector general to ask for "an immediate formal inquiry, with people testifying under oath," into what he called "a clear witch-hunt" against Shaffer, who has been on administrative leave while minor allegations about some expenses are investigated.
Weldon's move comes after Shaffer said that boxes of his personal effects, returned to him by the DIA earlier this month, contained both government property and classified documents.
"Sending classified material through the mail is a felony, and much more serious than any of these minor, trumped up charges against (Shaffer)," he said, adding that "I want the appropriate persons held accountable."
Weldon said that the DIA had now taken steps to fire Shaffer. "It's outrageous and scandalous," he said.
A DIA spokesman had no immediate comment.
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