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    U.S. yanked bribe plan to capture Bin Laden





    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials scrapped a 1999 plan to offer the Taliban a $250 million bribe to turn over Osama Bin Laden, fearing then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright would object to paying off the infamous women's rights abusers.
    Clinton had long criticized the Islamic regime in Afghanistan for covering women with burkas and denying them educations and jobs.

    According to the final 9/11 commission report, Bill Clinton's administration had already made fruitless overtures to the Taliban, paying $10 million to $20 million annually in bribes.

    "Two senior State Department officials suggested asking the Saudis to offer the Taliban $250 million for Bin Laden," the report said, citing a May 1999 memo. But White House terrorism czar Richard Clarke "opposed ... a 'huge grant to a regime as heinous as the Taliban' and suggested that the idea might not seem attractive to either Secretary Albright or First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton - both critics of the Taliban's record on women's rights."

    "Sen. Clinton was a vocal critic of the heinous Taliban regime well before 9/11," said her spokesman, Philippe Reines.




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    Berger blocked 4 plans to get bin Laden
    9-11 commission report shows handwritten responses on documents

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    Posted: July 23, 2004
    2:00 p.m. Eastern



    © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

    Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger blocked four separate plans of action against the al-Qaida terrorist network from 1998 to 2000, according to the newly released 9-11 commission report.

    The report cites a 1998 meeting in which then-director of the Central Intelligence Agency George Tenet presented a plan to capture Osama bin Laden, notes the New York Sun.

    "In his meeting with Tenet, Berger focused, however, on the question of what was to be done with Bin Ladin if he were actually captured," the report says, citing a May 1, 1998, CIA memo. "He worried that the hard evidence against Bin Ladin was still skimpy and that there was a danger of snatching him and bringing him to the United States only to see him acquitted."

    Berger, who served in the Clinton administration, is facing a Justice Department investigation for allegedly smuggling secret files out of the National Archives prior to the 9-11 commission hearings.

    After news of the probe broke Monday, Berger stepped down from his informal position as security adviser to Democratic Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign.

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    The 9-11 commission report presents three other opportunities given to Berger to take action against bin Laden:


    June 1999: The potential target was an al-Qaida terrorist camp in Afghanistan known as Tarnak Farms. But the commission cites Berger's handwritten notes on the meeting paper, which referred to "the presence of 7 to 11 families in the Tarnak Farms facility, which could mean 60-65 casualties." The Berger notes said, "if he responds, we're blamed."

    Dec. 4, 1999: National Security Council counterterrorism coordinator Richard Clarke sent Berger a memo suggesting a strike against al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan. According to the commission, however, in the "margin next to Clarke's suggestion to attack Al Qaeda facilities in the week before January 1, 2000, Berger wrote, 'no.'"

    August 2000: Berger was presented with a plan to attack bin Laden based on aerial surveillance from a "Predator" drone. "In the memo’s margin," the commission said, "Berger wrote that before considering action, 'I will want more than verified location: we will need, at least, data on pattern of movements to provide some assurance he will remain in place.'"
    The New York paper, in an editorial asks why Berger made these critical decisions rather than the president. The commission report notes the decisions "were made by the Clinton administration under extremely difficult domestic political circumstances. Opponents were seeking the president's impeachment."

    The Sun opines, had Berger "been a little less reluctant to act, a little more open to taking pre-emptive action, maybe the 2,973 killed in the September 11, 2001, attacks would be alive today."

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    Documentation to verify Berger's unfortunate actions are presently lodged within his Hanes tighty whities, between his shriveled member and his sweaty ball sack. Or in his sock.

    But only because he's sloppy.

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by shakin318[/i]@Jul 23 2004, 08:40 PM
    [b] Documentation to verify Berger's unfortunate actions are presently lodged within his Hanes tighty whities, between his shriveled member and his sweaty ball sack. Or in his sock.
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    ill give credit where credit is due

    that's freakin funny :lol: :D

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by Tom The Nader Fan™[/i]@Jul 23 2004, 08:37 PM
    [b] Berger blocked 4 plans to get bin Laden
    9-11 commission report shows handwritten responses on documents

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    Posted: July 23, 2004
    2:00 p.m. Eastern



    © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

    Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger blocked four separate plans of action against the al-Qaida terrorist network from 1998 to 2000, according to the newly released 9-11 commission report.

    The report cites a 1998 meeting in which then-director of the Central Intelligence Agency George Tenet presented a plan to capture Osama bin Laden, notes the New York Sun.

    "In his meeting with Tenet, Berger focused, however, on the question of what was to be done with Bin Ladin if he were actually captured," the report says, citing a May 1, 1998, CIA memo. "He worried that the hard evidence against Bin Ladin was still skimpy and that there was a danger of snatching him and bringing him to the United States only to see him acquitted."

    Berger, who served in the Clinton administration, is facing a Justice Department investigation for allegedly smuggling secret files out of the National Archives prior to the 9-11 commission hearings.

    After news of the probe broke Monday, Berger stepped down from his informal position as security adviser to Democratic Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign.

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    The 9-11 commission report presents three other opportunities given to Berger to take action against bin Laden:


    June 1999: The potential target was an al-Qaida terrorist camp in Afghanistan known as Tarnak Farms. But the commission cites Berger's handwritten notes on the meeting paper, which referred to "the presence of 7 to 11 families in the Tarnak Farms facility, which could mean 60-65 casualties." The Berger notes said, "if he responds, we're blamed."

    Dec. 4, 1999: National Security Council counterterrorism coordinator Richard Clarke sent Berger a memo suggesting a strike against al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan. According to the commission, however, in the "margin next to Clarke's suggestion to attack Al Qaeda facilities in the week before January 1, 2000, Berger wrote, 'no.'"

    August 2000: Berger was presented with a plan to attack bin Laden based on aerial surveillance from a "Predator" drone. "In the memo’s margin," the commission said, "Berger wrote that before considering action, 'I will want more than verified location: we will need, at least, data on pattern of movements to provide some assurance he will remain in place.'"
    The New York paper, in an editorial asks why Berger made these critical decisions rather than the president. The commission report notes the decisions "were made by the Clinton administration under extremely difficult domestic political circumstances. Opponents were seeking the president's impeachment."

    The Sun opines, had Berger "been a little less reluctant to act, a little more open to taking pre-emptive action, maybe the 2,973 killed in the September 11, 2001, attacks would be alive today." [/b][/quote]
    I'm sure NBC, CNN, ABC, CBS will be informing us of this :rolleyes:

    Why didn't Richard Clarke tell us about this? Did he eerrrrrrrr inadvertantly forget about this when he was testifying?

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by Tom The Nader Fan™[/i]@Jul 23 2004, 08:35 PM
    [b] U.S. yanked bribe plan to capture Bin Laden





    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials scrapped a 1999 plan to offer the Taliban a $250 million bribe to turn over Osama Bin Laden, fearing then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright would object to paying off the infamous women's rights abusers.
    Clinton had long criticized the Islamic regime in Afghanistan for covering women with burkas and denying them educations and jobs.

    According to the final 9/11 commission report, Bill Clinton's administration had already made fruitless overtures to the Taliban, paying $10 million to $20 million annually in bribes.

    "Two senior State Department officials suggested asking the Saudis to offer the Taliban $250 million for Bin Laden," the report said, citing a May 1999 memo. But White House terrorism czar Richard Clarke "opposed ... a 'huge grant to a regime as heinous as the Taliban' and suggested that the idea might not seem attractive to either Secretary Albright or First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton - both critics of the Taliban's record on women's rights."

    "Sen. Clinton was a vocal critic of the heinous Taliban regime well before 9/11," said her spokesman, Philippe Reines.




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    Why didn't Mr. Oral office tell us about this in his memoirs? :rolleyes:

    And how about that Richard Clarke, boy he really seemed to have come down with a case of amnesia during his testimony.

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    "Oh, that's just Sandy. Hyuk hyuk. He's always been a mess. Hyuk hyuk." -Slick Willie

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    Unfreggin real! As I said in another thread: [url=http://www.jetsinsider.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=7&t=25484]http://www.jetsinsider.com/forums/index.ph...=ST&f=7&t=25484[/url]

    Clinton basically wanted a written invitation before going after OBL.

    Read page 12 of the 9-11 Commission's summary report:

    [quote][b]Also; if you read the summary (page 12) it seems clinton was waiting for a written invitation before he went after obl.

    [url=http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/US/resources/9.11.r...1ReportExec.pdf]http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/US/resources/9.11.r...1ReportExec.pdf[/url]
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