The Terrorist Threat (Bumped)

From Fox News:

Federal authorities are warning local law enforcement agencies of a potential terrorist threat involving car bombs that could coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, several sources told Fox News on Thursday.

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed that it had information about a “specific, credible but unconfirmed threat,” and the White House said President Obama was briefed Thursday morning and has been updated throughout the day…

Credible but unconfirmed?  Then why tell us about it?  I’d much rather the soldiers and cops just go after the “credible but unconfirmed” threat and let us know  about it afterwards…except, even then, maybe not:  when you’re hot on the trail of a dangerous enemy and you manage to catch him just before he acts, its not really a good thing to let the other enemies out there know how you did it.

There is something strange going on here…whether its just typical, Obama Administration incompetence or that they’ve actually lost the trail of terrorists and are just trying to make it look like they know what’s going on, I don’t know.  I guess we’ll find out by Monday.

UPDATE:  Hot Air has the details on the prospect of the threat being a ‘dirty bomb’.  Not good news if this is true…even a relatively small device exploded in Manhattan would be a gigantic blow to the United States.

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74 thoughts on “The Terrorist Threat (Bumped)

  1. neocon1 September 9, 2011 / 8:36 am

    CANT BE……….
    wy just the other day ole janet was telling us we are STRONGER and more prepared than before 9-11 and as safe as a baby in a crib.
    Wha Hoppen grasshoppa??

    • neocon1 September 9, 2011 / 8:41 am

      Meanwhile back at the wraunch, ANYBODY can just walk across our borders and enter our country with impunity.
      GOOD JOB BOTH parties.
      hope the thermo device they brought in goes off in DC during a joint session of congress with barry leading.

      Then maybe we could recover our Republic.
      (just dreaming)

      • Green Mountain Boy September 9, 2011 / 8:50 am

        Neo, the fwench are working on thier 5th republic since 1789. I think it might just be time to start thinking about our 2nd.

      • neocon1 September 9, 2011 / 8:53 am

        Drudge

        US Military Plane Forced Down By North Korean Electronic Attack

        GMB
        we are too late, the commies have a 60 year jump on us here.

      • bardolf September 9, 2011 / 11:06 am

        Neoconehead

        Did the plane have a pilot? Did the NK use borrowed equipment? …

        An operator error in Arizona can do more damage to the US than North Korea at this point.

  2. Green Mountain Boy September 9, 2011 / 8:55 am

    Give bams and big sis a break. They got have something other than “hey look I killed binladen” on the resume for 2012.

    • neocon1 September 9, 2011 / 9:01 am

      GMB

      yeah golf, and lavish vacations.

      • neocon1 September 9, 2011 / 9:07 am

        OOPS

        forgot muslim prayer days and hip hop partayyyys with gangster thugs……verry classy and presidential.

      • Green Mountain Boy September 9, 2011 / 9:10 am

        Would 76 plus rounds of golf look good on that resume? Hopefully he did at least improve on his handicap. Prob not though. Too many mulligans.

  3. Marie September 9, 2011 / 10:32 am

    I smell a rat. The media came out breathless about this impending threat just before Obama’s big speech. I question the timing. It is all a little convienient.

  4. Majordomo Pain September 9, 2011 / 11:20 am

    Under the last Republican administration in one terror attack in the United States more than 7 months after taking office 2819 persons lost their lives.

    In 2 years and seven months of the current Democratic administration 14 persons have died in terror attacks in the United States.

    The difference is 201.35 times; these are facts.

      • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J September 9, 2011 / 12:00 pm

        The point is that since Obama took office there has been less loss of life due to terrorism in the United States and Osama bin Laden is dead. These are facts.

      • Green Mountain Boy September 9, 2011 / 12:11 pm

        Yupp they sure are facts. Just like the fact that two thirds of the daths of American troops in astan happened while bams is in office. Facts like that were important when Dubya was president. Hardly at all anymore. 😦

      • Caveat Emptor, Unreliable Sock-Puppet, PG&E, NYYC. September 9, 2011 / 12:26 pm

        Six out of Seven Harry Potter Books were made into movies in the Bush Era, while only one was made during the Obama years; and that one had to released in two parts!

        These are the relevent facts!

      • Majordomo Pain September 9, 2011 / 12:31 pm

        GMB the death tolls in Iraq and Afghanistan were called meaningless by the Right when Bush was in office now the Right ignores both wars in favor of fomenting unrest among the ill informed base of the GOP.

      • Green Mtn.

        Well DUH!

        Bush didn’t want photos of flag draped coffins so the Press talked about them all day-every day.

        Now that Obama said they can take photos they lost interest. It’s just not news anymore, neither is the protestors, homeless, foreign leaders disrespecting the President, gaffs, or background or accomplishments of the President.

        It’s just not news anymore!

        You’d think conservatives would get that by now.

      • Cluster September 9, 2011 / 12:38 pm

        Major,

        I don’t ever remember conservatives calling those Iraq and Afghanistan deaths meaningless. Maybe you can provide some proof of that assertion.

      • RetiredSpook September 9, 2011 / 2:27 pm

        The point is that since Obama took office there has been less loss of life due to terrorism in the United States and Osama bin Laden is dead. These are facts.

        I’m sure the roughly 25 million unemployed, under-employed and those who have given up looking for a job will take that into consideration a year from November.

      • Majordomo Pain September 9, 2011 / 8:27 pm

        Cluster those deaths were meaningless politically to the Right when Bush was in office.

    • tiredoflibbs September 9, 2011 / 12:43 pm

      Ahhhhh, the demon forkers are desperate.

      The more relevant comparison would be to equate the two with the Patriot Act and the DHS in place and not compare the two when one has the advantage over the other. Plus the current president has more intelligence assets in place than the previous thanks to the cutting of said intelligence assets by the former Democrat administration.

      But why quibble about details? You need the talking points. You need to feel good about a failed president.

      Also, when this type of information was released during Bush, you forkers and the rest of the drones ranted on and on about fear mongering and distrations.

      But again, why quibble about details.

      • Uh, I think we already proved he’s not a failure!

        Only one Harry Potter movie (well, two parts- but it really should have been one movie, because, like wasn’t that first one boring? I mean, really really boring-right?)

        And all the bad stuff that’s happened since 2009 is not his fault! We’ve said it over and over and over its Bush’s Fault, wernh’t you listening?

        And now we know from his speech that it’s Harry Reid’s fault and Nancy Pelosi’s fault, and Japan’s fault and Greece’s fault, and San Andreas Fault.

    • tiredoflibbs September 9, 2011 / 12:49 pm

      “GMB the death tolls in Iraq and Afghanistan were called meaningless by the Right when Bush was in office now the Right ignores both wars in favor of fomenting unrest among the ill informed base of the GOP.”

      Proof? Furker?

      The deaths in both were always headlined in major media while Bush was President. Now that the obAMATEUR is in charge, and is responsible for more deaths in Afghanistan than Bush, those once top news stories have become scant mentions and back-page material.

      You SAY the right considered them meaningless. However, the LEFT has MADE them meaningless by not keeping them in the forefront of the news.

      But again, why quibble about details?

      • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J September 10, 2011 / 10:20 am

        They were indeed meaningless as it applied to the more important cause of seeking revenge on those who has nearly crippled America. The war in Iraq was one of choice. Had the assets and lives wasted there been utilized in Afghanistan the Americans would have been home by 2006.

      • tiredoflibbs September 10, 2011 / 3:58 pm

        They’d be home by 2006?

        You have any proof of that? So, Bush could have wrapped up Afghanistan in only three years (2003 – 2006)???

        Really?? Again, any proof of your wild supposition? Did you hurt yourself reaching so far up your ass for that conclusion.

        obAMATEUR has increased the troop levels and we are no closer to a conclusion as to the planned withdrawal set by Bush in the first place. But why quibble about details when you are in denial and need these talking points to make your failure of a pResident be the guy that was elected in 2008.

        Here is a newsflash for your sorry excuse of a “newspaper”. The man, candidate obAMATEUR, does not exist anymore. Candidate obAMATEUR was a carefully crafted personal for the dumbed down electorate. The man in the White House is the real obAMATEUR. An individual in over his head, who has had no real experience in governing and needs ignorant drones such as yourself to defend him and regurgitate his dumbed down talking points.

        Still waiting for that proof that “death tolls in Iraq and Afghanistan were called meaningless by the Right when Bush was in office”.

        Try again forker. You have dodged the challenge once already. The echo chamber you call the pitchfork can’t help you. Maybe you should go back to your land of make believe and leave the real world to us.

    • neocon1 September 9, 2011 / 4:31 pm

      majordumbo

      they were still recovering from 200K damage to the wh from the last hillbilly, and the donk congress was fighting every appointment hand and tooth less than 1/3 of his admin was in place at 9-11 masterminded by the man klintoon refused to take 11 times.
      please learn something over there at the fork besides thinking you are all dead demons and gumdrop computers.

      • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J September 10, 2011 / 10:22 am

        Neocon you care too much about blame and not enough about results. Had Bush been in office when Osama bin Laden was killed you would have burst into rapturous flames for him. I am sure you give Bush all the credit though even though history will place President Obama’s name next to this great score.

      • tiredoflibbs September 10, 2011 / 4:10 pm

        “Neocon you care too much about blame and not enough about results”

        Wow. Apparently, you do not understand the concept of irony.

        You can apply that directly to the man in the White House that you are so desperate to defend.

        After almost three years it is still “It is Bush’s fault”. Meanwhile, the results are higher unemployment, higher inflation, higher energy and food costs, and more misery.

        It was enhanced interrogation that gave us the information we needed to get bin Laden. You know the interrogation that that you drones and your pResident were against so vehemently. obAMATEUR did not kill bin Laden. He just happened to be in office when this event occurred. Bush on the other hand got more members of Al Qaeda than the man you are so desperately trying to pin some sort of success on him.

        Go back to you land of make believe forker.

    • Dvindice September 9, 2011 / 8:47 pm

      Pain, that was also 9 months after the last democRAT administration.

      • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J September 10, 2011 / 10:24 am

        So the Fort Hood shootings were the fault of the Bush administration? It was only 10 months after Bush left office.

    • js September 9, 2011 / 9:04 pm

      thats right painstooge…it took clinton 8 years to cause 9-11…you figure oblunder can do it in less time eh?

    • js September 9, 2011 / 9:07 pm

      eww…but what about this year in afghanistan….2706 US Soldiers/Sailors and/or Marines died…THIS YEAR….

      oh..ON OBLUNDERS WATCH?

      pain…pain stooooge….you are not only a mental midget…but you are totally ignorant

      • js September 9, 2011 / 9:10 pm

        not really…its only 314 so far this year…499 last year…hmmm…

        didnt oblunder claim he was pullin out the troops…only to take a war that was pretty much over…and stoke it and inflame it…instead of run like he promised he would…that yeller streak libtards have…darned if ya do…and screwed if ya dont…

        that how liberalmarxism works

    • Mark Edward Noonan September 10, 2011 / 10:27 am

      Major,

      You don’t want to get in to a body count war with us…there is that Afghan campaign thing going on.

    • Amazona September 11, 2011 / 2:28 pm

      Finally, and most seriously, there is the matter of “Gorelick’s Wall” and 9/11. Gorelick was a member of the 9/11 Commission and became a focus of critical attention during its hearings when it became known that during her DOJ tenure she imposed a policy of radical separation between the FBI and the nation’s intelligence agencies in terrorism investigations. According to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, “Gorelick’s Wall” was a key reason why “we did not know an attack was coming.” By barring such contacts, Ashcroft told the commission, “our agents were isolated by government-imposed walls, handcuffed by government-imposed restrictions, and starved for basic information technology. The old national intelligence system in place on September 11 was destined to fail.” Gorelick refused to resign from the commission despite the obvious conflict of interest.

      And let us not forget why Gorelick imposed this “wall” to keep intelligence agencies from comparing notes. It was to protect her boss, Bill Clinton, from the fallout of having the foreign intelligence agency, the CIA, communicate their findings regarding illegal foreign campaign contributions to Clinton with the findings of the domestic agency, the FBI, on the same subject. In addition to the simple campaign finance law violations, there was the possibility of those funds from China being related to the selling of formerly restricted technology to China.

      It was very important to the Clinton administration to isolate the various agencies and prevent them from communicating and comparing notes. Guess it was just a “Too bad—-sorry” when the “wall” also prevented the sharing of intel regarding an attack on the US. Ooops.

      And somehow all of this was Bush’s fault. Yeah, right.

  5. Green Mountain Boy September 9, 2011 / 1:25 pm

    “You’d think conservatives would get that by now.” Oh we get it Caveat. Was not a complaint but an observation. I am way done with complaining about things. Now I think I am just out to cause as much trouble as I can for the donkyrats and the rethuglicans. 😛

    Kumi Ori

    • Caveat Emptor, Sockpuppets "R" Us September 9, 2011 / 1:52 pm

      That’s a great philosophy! I like it, it has several advantages,

      1) You don’t have to commit to any specific ideals or goals

      2) You can’t be on the losing side if you don’t pick a side

      3) You are equally vilified by all sides

      4) You can never achieve your secret goals because you will have convinced no-one to join you &

      5) You can’t vote for anyone or anything giving me and my friends more control over you.

      It’s win-win!

  6. Green Mountain Boy September 9, 2011 / 2:04 pm

    1. I have committed to specific goals. Politics will not get us anywhere near them.
    2. My side will win. It is written and it is fated.
    3. Good.
    4. My goals are not secret.
    5. I cast the only vote I ever needed before I turned sixteen. You have now as much control over me as you will ever have. None

    • Caveat Emptor, Sockpuppets "R" Us September 9, 2011 / 2:18 pm

      I am just out to cause as much trouble as I can for the donkyrats and the rethuglicans.”

      1. You’re right, that is a state goal, infantile, but it is a goal

      2. “Your side” will win at the end of days or when you make it to heaven; you can make it a race if you wish; for me I’ll try to do what I can in the corporeal world before I’m done.

      3. That’s a mighty low aspiration, but … you own it

      4. And it’s no secret that you’ve convinced no-one to join this
      quest for self-irrelevance

      5. If you no play-a the game, you no make-a the rules.

      • Green Mountain Boy September 9, 2011 / 2:31 pm

        LOLzer Caveat. I might have to revise my opinion of this sock puppet. Corporeal world? I though you thought you were in hell? How can you be corporeal and in hell at the same time?

        What game are you talking about? Please do some splainin there lucy.

      • Caveat Emptor, Sockpuppets "R" Us September 9, 2011 / 2:53 pm

        Seriously? In hell?

        Okay, let’s pretend we’re not in kindergarten now. M’kay?

        The “game”

        #5; your lack of serious involvement in the process of representative government means you’ve abdicated any responsibility for the results and you’ve abdicated control to those that do in the corporeal world. Your reward will be in heaven, while mine will be here and there; I’m planning on doing what I can to help the lives of others by giving everyone as much chance for the life they chose to live as I can.

        You are burying your head in the sand while waiting for the political ideological messiah to deliver you Nineveh.

  7. Cluster September 9, 2011 / 4:20 pm

    I find it interesting that Major blames Bush for 9/11 eight months after he took office, but wont lay the blame on Obama for the economy 2 1/2 years after he took office.

    • neocon1 September 9, 2011 / 4:34 pm

      9 months 200K damage to the WH by the hillbillys and less than 1/3 of his cabinet seated thanks to the sorelosermen donks.
      How soon they forget

      • neocon1 September 9, 2011 / 4:52 pm

        Terrorist attacks from within….

        Unionized Longshoreman Revolt: Guards Held Hostage, Reports of Strike

        Damaged railroad cars. Smashed windows. Dumped grain. Delayed trains. Guards held hostage.

        This was the scene at the center of a labor dispute in Washington state Thursday involving hundreds of Longshoremen and a company that is using labor from outside the union.

        Later in the morning, reports of a wildcat strike at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma were being investigated.

        ——————————————————————————————

        Cali black out MORE UNION terrorism?

      • neocon1 September 9, 2011 / 5:06 pm

        very

      • neocon1 September 9, 2011 / 5:14 pm

        seems al-Ochimpy husseins army of thugs and mobsters terrorists are on the march.

    • Mark Edward Noonan September 10, 2011 / 7:18 pm

      Cluster,

      If Obama is re-elected and things are lousy all the way through, they still won’t be blaming Obama on January 20th, 2017…

  8. Green Mountain Boy September 9, 2011 / 5:48 pm

    hmmm, must be a different Caveat clone today. Is Lucifer mad at you guys?

  9. Green Mountain Boy September 9, 2011 / 6:20 pm

    I find it interesting that the Pitchforkers are even considered borderline sane. But why be mean about it. 🙂

  10. Diana Venezuela, EMT, BMV, DUI September 9, 2011 / 7:50 pm

    Minordojo and Caveat Emptier,

    I told you we shouldn’t come here. All they do is make fun of us.

    • Leonard L'Farte September 9, 2011 / 7:53 pm

      LOL!

      In all seriousness — OK, maybe not ALL — call me cynical, but my guess would be that the credible but unconfirmed threat is subterfuge for someone getting continued DHS funding.

      • Caveat Emptor, LDS, LSD, LMNOP, el Kabong! LA, Ellie Mae September 9, 2011 / 8:01 pm

        It’s a conspiracy against stupid people!

      • Green Mountain Boy September 9, 2011 / 8:04 pm

        Hey buddy, you leave el kabong out of this. Babalooie was the brains of that outfit and you know it. Give credit where it is due.

  11. M.Q. Duck( Long live Muamar!!!) September 9, 2011 / 8:06 pm

    Is it time for all the sock puppets to come out and play.

  12. Jeremiah September 9, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    The threat of bodily harm from Islam or by any means, say for example a gunman, or a thief with a knife is always a threat; we never know when those kinds of harm will befall us.

    Why is the threat of Islam so ever-present today? Why are we surrounded with this cult religion; this false religion?

    Well, we have to take a look at history; a look at Scripture….

    Rev 9:1-3

    “And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the msoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. (KJV

    The first object found in this vision is a “star” fallen to earth. John did not see the star fall, but had seen a star already fallen to earth. To the fallen star was given a key “And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.”

    In the Gospels the same figure is employed, when the disciples of Christ are given the kingdom of heaven, showing that they acted in His name and by His authority. Which is obviously Christ’s disciples. Jesus fulfilled this prophecy with His first coming and by His Words He became the life giving Gospel that brought light to those under the darkness of the lord of this earth, Satan. But when the ‘Sun of Righteousness’ burst upon the scene, the Gospel Day sprang forth, and thus people have hope for a new lease on life.

    But here we have something of the opposite character – a dense smoke eclipsing the sun and a darkening of the heavens. Do we not have a fitting symbol before us of a false religion, and is not a fallen star a fitting symbol for its founder?

    The locusts that come forth from the pit, like black smoke that blots out the sun and clouds the atmosphere, were not literal locusts, as their later description proves. This a symbol meaning that there prince of this world is allowed to belch forth a terrible pestilence affecting the governments of this world and tormenting mankind.

    We have only to look at our present world of terrorism to find this ongoing fulfillment of this plague of locusts. These demon locusts present a predictive picture of the rise and spread of Islam or Mohammedanism.

    And with our present government in favor of; or appeasing Muslim terrorism (see Libya: Obama to give Libya $300,000,000) in the pursuit to advance Islamic traditions, and/or Sharia law, I would not find it surprising at all to see further attacks on American soil. It is just a matter of time.

    The more important thing, then, is that one had their heart right with the Creator.

    • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J September 10, 2011 / 10:47 am

      I think it is anti-American to call anyone’s religious beliefs “false.”

      Do you feel that only Christians can be Americans?

      • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 1:06 pm

        cavalierumpteenth

        YUP

      • Jeremiah September 10, 2011 / 8:58 pm

        Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J,

        No, being Christian does not define one as an American.
        America is a diverse country, with people from all backgrounds, and walks of life. And it can only be diverse as it is due to the freedom that Christianity brought with it to America’s shores. It was only through God’s help, and the blood of patriotic men and women that America won Her independence.

        You have to remember where we came from – it was the desire of Christian men and women to be free from State sanctioned religion, that arose from the Papacy. Protestant men and women broke away from England. It was a result of, and we call it the Protestant reformation. Had it not been for the Protestant reformation, America would have never been founded.

        From that point forward, denominations and sects were formed, and it is in my opinion, only those who chose to remain separated from the denominations/sects that remained closest to Christ’s original church…this is the non-denominational Church of God … every group that wanted to be part of Christ’s Church….if it came after Christ’s resurrection, it was too late, and thus not patterned after His Church. We must remain true to the first Church, and no one acts in His stead.

        Islam is way off the mark…as it does not teach Christ’s love and kindness, but just the opposite-hatred, evil, and bloodshed.

        Due to the freedom we have to dissent, it is not un-American to call Islam a false-religion, for which it is.

        God bless you!

  13. dbschmidt September 10, 2011 / 1:18 am

    Has anyone noticed that the current administration has not stopped one attack? It has captured a couple of fools with bombs that failed to work like Smokin’ Jimmy Jihad in Times Square but has never foiled one before it was “found” on the side of the road. Not blaming Pres. Obama but do have a few issues with his appointees. Just saying–could be a preemptive strike to cover up the mess that may or may not occur.

    • Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J September 10, 2011 / 10:45 am

      I am sure there are a number of prevented attacks like those foiled during the Bush administration that cannot be discussed for security reasons.

      • Green Mountain Boy September 10, 2011 / 11:04 am

        CA, pure weapons grade balonium. If this admin had stopped anything verifieable they would have been shouting the info at the top of thier lungs.

        “look what we did” we stopped em !!!” Since when did the law or the safety of this countries citizens compare to getting the scoamf reelected?

      • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 11:11 am

        BS as usual forker…..

        hey how are all those “dead demons” and “gumdrop computers” working in “hell” ??
        what a bunch of FREEKING LOONS LOL

      • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 11:12 am

        GMB

        “scoamf” HUH???

      • tiredoflibbs September 11, 2011 / 12:23 pm

        Yep, there is no doubt.

        If a terrorist attack was thwarted, obAMATEUR, his minions and drones would be shouting from the rooftops that obAMATEUR prevented the attack.

        Just like they shout, “obama killed bin Laden”.

    • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 11:13 am

      db

      the regime = empty suits R US

      • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 12:13 pm

        Oh Yeah!!!

      • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 1:32 pm

        ‘SOBs United’: Tea Party Members Protest Hoffa Union Worker Rally

        This SOB loves TEA

      • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 1:45 pm

        Jamie Gorelick, Mistress of Disaster

        It’s not often that one person plays key roles in two — count ’em, two — trillion-dollar disasters. Welcome, my friends, to the world of well-connected Democrat Jamie Gorelick.

        In 2004, observers were “astonished” to discover that a key member of the 9/11 Commission had a fatal conflict-of-interest. Jamie Gorelick had served as a Deputy Attorney General under Bill Clinton from 1994 to 1997.

        http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2008/09/jamie-gorelick-mistress-of-disaster.html

      • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 1:50 pm

        Movie patrons recall Forrest Gump’s remarkable presence in an amazing succession of notable historical events. Gump’s innocence and simple wisdom amid those times made for a delightful two hours of cinematic escapism. But there is no escaping the damage that would result if President Obama appoints Jamie Gorelick to succeed Robert Mueller as FBI director. Like Gump, Gorelick was present at a remarkable series of recent historical events during the past two decades, but through them all she displayed nothing that could be called either innocent or wise. So let us count the ways in which Gorelick earned the sobriquet “Mistress of Disaster.”

        First, there was her tenure as deputy attorney general under Janet Reno during President Clinton’s first term. Reno described Gorelick as Justice’s “chief operating officer” from 1993 to 1997. She was a key Reno adviser during the horrendous events in Waco, Texas, in which David Koresh, 76 of his Branch Davidian followers (including 20 women and children) and four federal agents died in an unbelievably bungled assault intended to end a 50-day siege. The Davidians were immolated in an inferno apparently ignited by pyrotechnic gas grenades used by the government in the assault.

        Next came Gorelick’s move to Fannie Mae, where as vice chairwoman from 1997 to 2003 she was paid in excess of $26 million. During her time at Fannie Mae, Enron-style accounting techniques were used to make the government-chartered mortgage corporation appear to be in better financial shape than it was. As a result of the cooked books, Gorelick was paid more than $800,000 in bonuses in 1998. She was among multiple former Democratic operatives then working at Fannie Mae who received substantial additional compensation for their exertions in what later proved to be a $10 billion scandal. Shortly before the scandal became public, Gorelick told Businessweek that Fannie Mae was “managed safely … Fannie Mae is among the handful of top-quality institutions.” It was also during these years that Fannie Mae began investing heavily in the subprime loans and unsecured mortgage securities that were at the heart of the Great Recession of 2008.

        Finally, and most seriously, there is the matter of “Gorelick’s Wall” and 9/11. Gorelick was a member of the 9/11 Commission and became a focus of critical attention during its hearings when it became known that during her DOJ tenure she imposed a policy of radical separation between the FBI and the nation’s intelligence agencies in terrorism investigations. According to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, “Gorelick’s Wall” was a key reason why “we did not know an attack was coming.” By barring such contacts, Ashcroft told the commission, “our agents were isolated by government-imposed walls, handcuffed by government-imposed restrictions, and starved for basic information technology. The old national intelligence system in place on September 11 was destined to fail.” Gorelick refused to resign from the commission despite the obvious conflict of interest.

        Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2011/03/examiner-editorial-anybody-gorelick-fbi-director#ixzz1HecOguzO

      • neocon1 September 10, 2011 / 2:39 pm

        OOH RAH
        what a GREAT Man.

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