2002 – 9/11 Commission set up by Congress
March, 2003 – 9/11 Commission begins first hearings. One of its members is Jamie Gorelick, the person most responsible for the legal firewall between FBI/CIA and sharing intelligence information
Fall, 2003 – Briefing given to four 9/11 staff members by defense intelligence officials during an overseas trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia
Oct, 2003 – Sandy Berger observed by Archives staff removing documents
March, 2004 -Madeleine Albright testifies before 9/11 Commission, and defends the Clinton administration’s handling of Al-Qaeda and terrorism
April, 2004 – Condi Rice testifies before 9/11 Commission; states that there was serious problem in sharing intelligence information prior to 9/11
May, 2004 – Berger testifies before the 9/11 Commission; completely overshadowed by the fact that Richard Clark and George Tenet also testified on the same day (testimony is here)
July, 2004 – Berger steps down as an advisor to the Kerry campaign after it is revealed that he was being investigated for removing classified documents from the National Archive
July, 2004 – 9/11 Commission report issued without any mention of the Able Danger information
April, 2005 – Berger pleads guilty to removing classified documents
July, 2005 – Berger’s sentencing is delayed to September, 2005.
August, 2005 -News breaks about the existence of Able Danger and its ID of 9/11 hijackers in 1999 and attempts to pass this information to law enforcement
followed by Dr Sanity’s Berger and Able Danger- Speculation, Part II.
As The Anchoress said,
Jawa is cautious enough, and smart enough. to remind everyone that this is – at this point – nothing more than bloggy speculation, and he is absolutely right. But it is speculation that raises questions which do demand some answers. He also has lots of links.
Lawhawk wonders how this information suddenly came to light. That’s another good question, one of many good questions which deserve asking, and real answers.
I have no hopes at all that the MSM will look into Dr. Sanity’s timelines, or ask Jamie Gorelick a single question, but I really hope they will – I hope they will because once upon a time journalists were my heroes and I would like to see them regain some credibility. But more importantly, I hope they ask the questions because justice demands it. 3000 citizen, 1835 soldier and thousands of Iraqi souls demand it.
Of course, the MSM is probably too busy asking probing questions about CIA “agents” who posed for Vanity Fair prior to being outed.
Not that I’m a cynic.