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Franz    Posted 09-13-2001 at 17:36:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Subject: Clinton nixed bin Laden hit


http://www.newsmax.com/showinsidecover.shtml?a=2001/9/13/91253

Thursday Sept. 13, 2001; 10:06 a.m. EDT
Report: Clinton Nixed Hit on Bin Laden

As recently as last December, former President Bill Clinton was presented with reliable intelligence pinpointing the whereabouts of suspected Word Trade Center terrorist Osama bin Laden -- along with the U.S. military's
plan to take him out.

But Clinton declined to green light the operation.

The information on bin Laden's location came from "eyes-on intelligence,"
the Associated Press reported Thursday, indicating he was spotted by a tipster on the ground or via satellite surveillance.

The intelligence coup is said to have spurred "a high-level debate" among senior White House officials over whether this was Clinton's last
chance to eliminate bin Laden before he left office.

Former Clinton administration national security advisor Sandy Berger admitted to the AP, "There were a couple of points, including in December,
where there was intelligence indicative of bin Laden's whereabouts."

But in the wake of reports that bin Laden masterminded Tuesday's attacks on New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, Berger sounded
somewhat defensive, complaining, "I can categorically tell you that at no point was it ripe enough to act."

He also attempted to shift blame to the military for the decision not to act, saying, "There was never a recommendation from the Pentagon."

Among the factors weighed in the decision to spare the deadly terrorist in December were concerns about collateral damage; i.e., the deaths of innocent civilians in Afghanistan.

In 1998, Clinton ordered a cruise missile strike on a suspected bin Laden training camp in Khost, Afghanistan, resulting in the deaths of 20
suspected terrorists.

Tuesday's World Trade Center attack is believed to have killed as many as 30,000 Americans.




Mike    Posted 09-14-2001 at 09:15:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I agree with Franz. Maybe Bin Ladin was not responsible for the recent attacks, however, he was found to have been behind the bombings of our Embassies in Dar Es Salaam and Nairobi, which killed many. If Clinton had the chance to take him out and didn't, God help him. I'm afraid he will always be remembered for following his wennie and accomplishing nothing.


scooterhead    Posted 09-14-2001 at 03:50:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clinton is a weenie and thats what he was thinkin with most of the times . His lax security and open arm policys for 8 yrs. has not helped in allowing somthing like this to happen . I`m suprised it did`nt happen when he was in office . They may have been waiting for Gore to take over . Hillery has sure changed her tune from the time the Clintons were hangin out at the White House . You can jump all over me if you like , it`s just one mans opinion !!!!


Doctor    Posted 09-13-2001 at 19:42:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
C'mon Franz, now I know Bill Clinton had his faults, but let's not get carried away and even imply that he was in any way to blame for what happened in New York this week. First off, you're jumping to conclusions as to the fact that Osama bin Laden is directly involved or responsible. You realize of course that this has not yet been determined for sure (although it might at some time in the future). Secondly, if he is involved, it certainly is not Bill Clinton's fault for what happened. It's irresponsible and ridiculous statements like this one of yours that does more harm than good and gets people so confused and upset that they don't know which way to turn. You've been watching too many movies Franz.


Horseman    Posted 09-14-2001 at 06:00:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh get over yourself Franz! We,ve known about him for longer than just Bill clintons Addmin.. Why didn't Bush senior or even Regan Take him out? It's because we as a society don't approve of hitman type activities. Now if I remember correctly, When the air strikes were orderd most you Clinton haters said he only did it to get our minds off the lewinsky or paula scandal. now you say he wouldn't pull the trigger enough?? Make up your mind. Get over the clinton addmin. and lets go kick some A**


Andy    Posted 09-14-2001 at 08:57:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I second that motion!!!


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