Report Due in Able Danger probe

" The Senate Intelligence Committee has taken closed-door statements in an inquiry that could clear up whether the intelligence program Able Danger identified September 11 hijacker Mohamed Atta a year before the attack.

A spokesman said yesterday that the committee likely will release a report or a statement in the next two weeks that makes conclusions, or at least determines the facts.

Most of the attention on Able Danger has come from the Senate Judiciary Committee, which already has conducted one public hearing on the intelligence-collection program. It is now asking the Pentagon to allow personnel associated with Able Danger, such as defense intelligence analyst Anthony Shaffer and Navy Capt. Scott Philpott, to testify in public about how Atta was purportedly identified.

But a final verdict could come sooner from the intelligence committee, based on closed-door briefings already provided by Mr. Shaffer, Capt. Philpott and Pentagon officials."

This is the fork in the meat of what has been a Nice Summer Story. Again, pressure came from the top (over Spector's AO) and stuck that fork right in it's heart - it's dead.

The final report - as it will be - won't tell us much more than we aready know.

No matter what, the truth of this story will never see the light of day.

Remember Spector "magic bullet" was in on the Warren Commission - how anyone expected him to get to the bottom of Able Danger escapes me. Possibly he was trying to atone for the WC sins, but it doesn't appear that way. Besides, he hasn't the muscle. And Mr. Weldon has his check.

Again, the "Matrix" rules. What we know is only what we were allowed to know.

UPDATE: In light of this story in the Washington Post regarding CIA Director Porter Goss's decision not to take action against those agency officials in spite of the IG's report that recommended it.

This might be another post all by itself, but for now my take is that this is simply nothing more than what is fueling the apparent demise of the Able Danger story.

Through talking with those I know who live around the corner they tell me that there is an overwhelming desire in the present administration and within the intel communities to put to bed any "blame game" or "what we should have done" or "who should have/could have" so far as 9/11 is concerned. If accurate, it is simply a confirmation of what I've posted here before.

I know this won't satisfy those who want to see people reponsible held accountable, or just want the "truth" to come out. I am with you all on that. But it is the facts as they exist now. Believe me, you heard it here first, and I'll tell you again, the very top of the crop as detailed above has simply ordered this thing and all pre-911 things put to bed.

Why? This story should give you a hint.


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