'Families of the 9/11 victims have been rocked by revelations that the elite military intelligence unit Able Danger had identified four hijackers more than a year before the attacks — but were blocked by Pentagon lawyers from sharing their information with the FBI.
A coalition of family members known as the Sept. 11 Advocates blasted 9/11 commission leaders Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton for pooh-poohing Able Danger's findings last week as not "historically significant."
"They somehow made a determination that this was not important enough. To me, that says somebody there is not using good judgment. And if I'm questioning the judgment in this one case, what other things might they have missed?" Mindy Kleinberg, a member of the Sept. 11 Advocates, told The Post.
"I don't think you can understate the significance here. You're talking about the four lead hijackers. If we shared information and did surveillance on them, there is no telling what we could have uncovered and what we could have thwarted.
"I think we do need a new commission, and that's really sad."'
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Angry Kin Call For New Panel on 9/11
As more Able Danger revelations come to light, the first calls from a 9/11 families group, has come for a new panel to investigate what the 9/11 Commission failed to. In the coming days, I am sure more 9/11 families groups will do the same, with the possible exception of those media darlings, the Jersey Girls. They have already jumped to the defense of Jaimie Gorelick and will likely defend the Commission as well, since their agenda seems to be finding a way to blame Bush for the 9/11 attacks. Ian Bishop has more in his article.
These families have every right to be upset and angry. Hell, I am angry and upset. They, like I, must be wondering who is being protected here. It is inconceivable that this Commission could be that incompetent. Someone needs to investigate this matter further, whether it be a government group or, maybe, just maybe, the media will get off their collective asses and do a thorough investigation. I will not hold my breath waiting though. - Sailor