WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 - More than a year before the Sept. 11 attacks, a small, highly classified military intelligence unit identified Mohammed Atta and three other future hijackers as likely members of a cell of Al Qaeda operating in the United States, according to a former defense intelligence official and a Republican member of Congress.
In the summer of 2000, the military team, known as Able Danger, prepared a chart that included visa photographs of the four men and recommended to the military's Special Operations Command that the information be shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the congressman, Representative Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania, and the former intelligence official said Monday.
The evidence continues to build that far too little was done about terrorism on Clinton's shift. It now appears that 9/11 could have been averted had Clinton et al been more vigilant.
Why didn't the 9/11 Commission uncover the fact that the CIA ignored "Able Danger" - the Special Forces command's secret project against al-Qaeda that ran in '99 and 2000!? Why did Richard Clarke never mention it!? If he knew about it, what is he hiding? If he did NOT know about it, it proves he was incompetent.