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Friday, March 26, 2004

How Specific is Specific Enough? 

Salon.com News | "We should have had orange or red-type of alert in June or July of 2001"
"President Bush said they had no specific information about Sept. 11, and that's accurate," says Edmonds. "But there was specific information about use of airplanes, that an attack was on the way two or three months beforehand and that several people were already in the country by May of 2001. They should've alerted the people to the threat we're facing."
Sibel Edmonds has been flying under the press' radar for long enough. It's time for them to start taking what she has to say seriously. CBS had her on the record last July but failed to follow up on her information. Probably because they failed to realize what the story was really about.
This is the story of hundreds, if not thousands, of foreign language documents that the FBI neglected to translate before and after the Sept.11 attacks because of problems in its language department - documents that detailed what the FBI heard on wiretaps and learned during interrogations of suspected terrorists.
Ummm, no. The story is not about what they failed to translate. It is about what they failed to do about what they had translated.

This story first broke yesterday on Tom Flocco:
Incredibly, Edmonds said "The Senate Judiciary Committee and the 911 Commission have heard me testify for lengthy periods of time time (3 hours) about very specific plots, dates, airplanes used as weapons, and specific individuals and activities."
I wonder what terrible dirt Karl Rove will dig up on poor Sibel in the coming weeks.
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