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  •  What is the FAA's intelligence? (none)
    I think this is important....does anyone know? I cant seem to find it any of the stories Ive read.

    Does the FAA have its OWN intelligence sources with their own investigators and methods, or is their intelligence a branch of the FBI/CIA in some capacity?

    In the midst of life we are in debt, etc.

    by ablington on Fri Feb 11, 2005 at 03:02:26 PM PST

    •  Exactly (none)
      I wish I knew that too -- that's the important information to know, before assigning blame.

      It's entirely possible, for example, that this type of information went to George Tenet, and Rice never saw it because of him, not because of her own negligence.

      It's too quick to fault her, when we don't know where the information should have flowed.

      What am I doing on DailyKos? I'm Running for the Right...

      by RFTR on Fri Feb 11, 2005 at 03:09:11 PM PST

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      •  I am convinced there IS (none)
        negligence here, otherwise why hide this stuff, but I want to anticipate what their EXCUSE will be. If the FAA does their own thing (which I cant imagine could be possible), than Condi has an EXCUSE.

        "The Clinton administration made it difficult for the FAA to communicate with the CIA" Etc. OR some BS like that.

        In the midst of life we are in debt, etc.

        by ablington on Fri Feb 11, 2005 at 03:13:38 PM PST

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        •  Excuses have already started (none)
          Just know on ABC WorldNews Tonight, it was mentioned the administration says "the Clinton administration had not terrorism plan in place".

          Gee, why am I not surprised the hear once again that it was all Clintons' fault.

    •  That's the BIG question (none)
      I have been wondering the same thing.  I haven't seen any references to where this intelligence came from.  Would it have been forwarded to the FAA by, oh, I don't know, the FBI?  the CIA?  Beyond the shear magnitude of the failure to respond to the warnings is the larger question of how the warnings were generated and who else in the government knew about them.  It is inconceiable that the FBI and CIA were not aware of these warnings...
    •  That's the question (none)
      WHO supplied the FAA with these warnings? Their own agency or another source of intelligence? What source of intelligence issued these?

      None of the articles seem to say. We need to go after that.

    •  I love this! (none)
      These are all questions that should have been asked and answered in the so-called "news" stories yesterday and today. Kossacks may yet educate the media, PropaGannon notwithstanding.

      A retired newspaper editor

    •  No, the FAA does not (none)
      have any "intelligence" investigators.  They do air traffic control, write and enforce rules, etc.  It's a big bureaucracy, but they have no "intelligence gathering" branch.

      Any security info they had received would have been provided to them primarily by the FBI, Dept of Defense and direct contacts with the military.  Prior to 9/11, they probably had little direct contact with the CIA, NSA and other spook agencies.

      That's somewhat changed now, but they are still essentially consumers of intelligence info (now all obtained from "Dept of Homeland Security").  Bottom line, they had and still have no intel gathering capability of thier own.

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