Well-Timed Scandal Implication Pushing 9/11 Able-Danger Whistle Blower Weldon Out of House
The tight race for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional district just went high-profile after the FBI dramatically raided the offices of Republican incumbent Curt Weldon's daughter-- raising appearances that another Republican scandal has been exposed.
The FBI investigation, however, was in response to allegations from over two and a half years ago that Rep. Weldon used his political influence to secure lobbying contracts for his daughter, Karen Weldon, in connection with Russian and Serbian energy firms. Not exactly the stuff to break down doors over...
Weldon is openly suspicious about the timing of allegations less than three weeks before the highly-anticipated mid-term election.
"What I find ironic, if there is an investigation, is that no one would tell me until three weeks before the election," Weldon said. "This incident was 2 1/2 years ago."
The unflattering attention now has polls tipped towards his opponent, Democrat challenger Joe Sestak.
But the story here isn't just the timing of investigations or Weldon's association with disgraced Republicans. There is an obvious and accepted shift in control coming for the House and possibly the Senate as Democrats-- in general-- prepare to win races against Republicans--in general.
Behind the veil of public outrage ushering in a wave of Democratic leaders is a culling of anti-establishment candidates. Consider the curious thinly-veiled support of pro-war establishment Democrat Joe Lieberman on the part of the Bush Administration...
Though Weldon supports Bush's War on Terror, and though Weldon has accepted contributions from disgraced Representative Foley's PAC and though Weldon has even commended Bush's signing of the Constitution-destroying H.R. 6166, Weldon stands out in this upcoming election for another unconventional reason:
He has questioned and pursued a cover-up of pre-9/11 intelligence in the Able Danger program, which identified supposed lead hijacker Mohammad Atta as an al Qaeda operative in the Bronx area during the year 2000.
Since June of 2005, Weldon has been furiously outspoken on the issue. He is particularly outraged at the deliberate ignorance the 9/11 Commission (headed by the "Honorable" Thomas H. Kean and Lee Hamilton) has exhibited.
According to Weldon, the Commission, which released its report in 2004, refused to report on information regarding Able Danger, saying that the print deadline for the report was only ten days away. Weldon also says they would not take testimony from participants in the Able Danger, but allowed for a closed-door account. The commission has denied existence of evidence related to the program and changed its story a number of times.
The 9/11 Commission report included no mention of Able Danger or the fact that Mohammad Atta was clearly identified as an al Qaeda operative more than a year before the September 11 attacks. Weldon claims that his primary source is the sixth person to confirm this information.
Weldon called for a criminal investigation into the 9/11 cover-up surrounding Able Danger. He takes the position passionately in a speech from November 9, 2005 (video highlights below).
Weldon, who supported War in Iraq, who supports War with Iran and who may have even tried to cook up evidence connecting the two targeted nations , is known as a "loose cannon" but touts the Republican party line well enough.
It may be that his insistence on investigating Able Danger has more to do with blaming the Clinton Administration for intelligence failures and "missed chances" to stop al Qaeda, but it establishes clear prior knowledge before the feet of both administrations.
Atta was not only identified, but linked with al Qaeda two years before the attacks. Furthermore, he was under surveillance and the program had gathered information such as travel manifests, bank transactions, hotel records and credit applications.
"But (intelligence officials) were told that, because the men had green cards, they couldn't touch them," Weldon said in an interview from June 2005.
Weldon has vowed to push for further investigation, despite expectations that "the D.I.A. (Defense Intelligence Agency) does not want the story told intact" and the there will be "egg on the face of the 9/11 Commission."
The Bush Administration continues to deny any cover-up or willful act in the 9/11 attacks, despite growing public suspicion (as reflected by the Scripps-Howard poll and the Zogby poll) and over-whelming evidence that-- at the absolute very least, in the event that you are unwilling to consider evidence of Building 7, NORAD standard operating procedures, the properties of physics and specifically fire-proofed steel's ability to melt-- that the Bush Administration and U.S. Intelligence did indeed have prior knowledge.
Despite the fact that Condoleeza Rice continues to deny that she received any warnings, though former CIA head George Tenet has a different recollection.
Yet, as Weldon points out, evidence like this is not investigated but continually covered-up. He relays a quote from a senior member of the Defense Intelligence Agency, who told his employees that "a top priority this year is to kill the Able Danger story."
This goal may be achieved through the timely departure of Weldon from public service-- appearances that he will go out under messy accusations and investigations only support the idea that his outspoken stance will be punished through the normal political cycle of election-time mudslinging and stinging defeat.
In the face mounting evidence, establishment media (on the left and right) continue to ignore evidence about Bush Administration involvement in the 9/11 attacks, dismissing 9/11 skeptics as 'nut jobs,' 'conspiracy theorists,' 'retards' (as in the South Park episode) and other epithets which simply skirt real issues and tout the insulation of Bush incompetence (as Bill Maher and his guests did).
I suppose the idiot Bush 'accidentally' pressured for the passing of the controversial H.R. 6166, giving him war crimes immunity as well as the ability to torture so-labeled "enemy combatants" or strip citizenship from Americans who can then be denied protections previously afforded by the Bill of Rights and Constitution.
It would be difficult to deny the involvement of the Bush administration in orchestrating or at least allowing 9/11 if you take into account the testimony of then-Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta before the 9/11 Commission, where he reported on an interaction between Vice President Dick Cheney and an aide inside a NORAD bunker. The aide relayed the closing distance of the plane that allegedly hit the Pentagon and asked Cheney "if the orders still stand." According to Mineta's testimony, Cheney retorted, "Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard any different?"
Mineta's testimony received little attention, despite the implications that Cheney had NORAD stand down air defenses. He remained in office until June 2006. Curiously, he resigned the day after Scholars for 9/11 Truth founder Jim Fetzer discussed his testimony during an appearance on FOX New's Hannity & Colmes.
Though his resignation went quietly, this reporter did catch mention of his departure weeks after his resignation, during the period of heightened airline security after an alleged plot to hijack 10 airliners from London was "foiled."
During the August 10, 2006 broadcast, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough was venting about the inconvenience of airport security measures. His guest begins to place blame on Norman Mineta and expresses relief at his departure. WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW:
Again, we see efforts to silence those questioning September 11 and remove them from office. Their reputations are challenged in an attempt to discredit their damaging statements and information.
Curt Weldon will likely be removed electorally for a number of reasons, and he may deserve that treatment for his role as a war-hawk for both Iraq and Iran and as a supporter of the Bush administration. However, I contend that the establishment is quite eager to silence those trying to expose the cover-up of 9/11.
Cynthia McKinney is a prime example. She has questioned the role of the Bush administration in the September 11 attacks and has also been ousted from office for doing so-- twice. She was first driven out in a 2002 primary after raising questions about advanced knowledge of 9/11.
She re-opened hearings on 9/11 in July 2005 after re-claiming her seat in the 2004 election. However, she lost the 2006 primary run-off shortly after her highly-publicized, discrediting scuffle with a U.S. Capitol police officer. She has also quizzed Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on trillions missing from the Pentagon and the involvement of government contractor DynCorp in child-kidnapping rings.
On her way out of public service, McKinney is insulted and shamed not only by administration cohorts like Fox News in a scandal-apparent, but also by the likes of anti-administration funny man Jon Stewart of the Daily Show, who said McKinney "seems ****** insane" during coverage of the incident with the Capitol police officer.
But 9/11 isn't just about a cover-up or the continued bumblings of scapegoat called Bush. Prior knowledge is just the tip of the iceberg for a plot that was hatched and executed with a waiting scapegoat to blame for the entire operation (though bin Laden is thoroughly connected with the Bush family and the C.I.A.). Steven Jones and other researchers have virtually proven the use of controlled demolition in bringing down the WTC towers.
Building 7 continues to defy logical explanation for anyone who doubts an inside job. Leftist gatekeepers like Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone may continue to ridicule those who believe this, but they still lack the ability to account for such a phenomenon.
Accidental philosophy does not account for the sick accumulation of evidence that continually points towards the Bush Administration making 9/11 happen on purpose.
Curt Weldon may not hold that belief, but he is at least steadfast enough to declare a deliberate cover-up when one is painfully obvious. Able Danger is only one piece of the over-whelming amount of 9/11 evidence, but the current administration may sigh in relief all the same in seeing its chief whistle blower in Congress removed quietly from office-- or better yet amongst a demoralizing and stigmatizing scandal.
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