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On the morning 11 September, 2001, Goss and Graham were having breakfast with General Ahmad. Ahmad's network had ties to Osama bin Laden

 
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On the morning 11 September, 2001, Goss and Graham were having breakfast with General Ahmad. Ahmad's network had ties to Osama bin Laden
On the morning 11 September, 2001, Goss and Graham were having breakfast with General Ahmad. Ahmad's network had ties to Osama bin Laden

Intelligence Inquiry: Sept 11, 2001

Goss later went into business with two fellow ex-CIA members, founding the Island Reporter newspaper. Goss also made a fortune in the Florida real estate market. Later, he and his partners sold the newspaper they founded for what he once referred to as an "obscene" price. According to a September 13, 2004 article in Roll Call (a twice weekly newspaper providing an insider perspective on happenings in Congress), Goss had a net worth of $16.1 million, including at least $500,000 in undeveloped real estate on Fishers Island, N.Y.

In August 2001 Goss, Senator Bob Graham (D-Fl.), and Senator Jon Kyl visited Islamabad, Pakistan. Meetings were held with President Pervez Musharraf and with Pakistan's military and intelligence officials including the head of Pakistanís Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) General Mahmoud Ahmad, as well as with the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Abdul Salam Zaeef.

On the morning 11 September, 2001, Goss and Graham were having breakfast with General Ahmad. Ahmad's network had ties to Osama bin Laden and directly funded, supported, and trained the Taliban (Human Rights Watch). They met with Musharraf and Zaeef on the 27th. As reported by Agence France Presse on August 28, 2001, Zaeef assured the US delegation that the Taliban would never allow bin Laden to use Afghanistan to launch attacks on the US or any other country. Goss fully defended the CIA and the Bush administration. With the White House and Sen. Graham, his counterpart in the Senate Intelligence Committee, Goss rebuffed calls for an inquiry in the weeks immediately following September 11.


After growing pressure, Congress established the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, a joint inquiry of the two intelligence committees, led by Graham and Goss. Goss and Graham made it clear that their goal was not to identify specific wrongdoing: Graham said the inquiry would not play "the blame game about what went wrong from an intelligence perspective,", and Goss said, "This is not a who-shall-we-hang type of investigation. It is about where are the gaps in America's defense and what do we do about it type of investigation."

The Washington Post reported statements made by Goss of May 17, 2002. Goss said he was looking for "solutions, not scapegoats." He called the uproar over the U.S. White House briefing on terror threats of August 6, 2001 "a lot of nonsense." He also said, "None of this is news, but it's all part of the finger-pointing. It's foolishness." The Post also reported that Goss refused to blame an "intelligence failure" for September 11, preferring to praise the agency's "fine work."(Washington Post, May 18, 2002, "A Cloak But No Dagger; An Ex-Spy Says He Seeks Solutions, Not Scapegoats for 9/11")

The inquiry's final report was released in December 2002 and focused entirely on the CIA and FBI's activities, including no information on the White House's activities. Ray McGovern, a 27-year veteran of the CIA and a frequent commentator on intelligence issues, believed the report showed that Goss gave "clear priority to providing political protection for the president" when conducting the inquiry.

After receiving a phone call from the White House in October 2002, Goss publicly declared his opposition to the creation of an independent 9-11 Commission. A year later, he declined to open committee hearings into the Valerie Plame leak, saying: "Somebody sends me a blue dress and some DNA, I'll have an investigation."

Goss chiefly blames President Bill Clinton for the recent CIA failures. He confided in a reporter: "The one thing I lose sleep about is thinking what could I have done better, how could I have gotten more attention on this problem sooner." When asked whether he ever brought up his concerns with the administration, Goss claimed he had met three times with President Clinton to discuss "certain problems." The upshot? "He was patient and we had an interesting conversation but it was quite clear he didnít value the intelligence community to the degree President Bush does."

As MSNBC and CNN reported, in June 2004 Goss's demeanor became markedly more partisan ó attacking Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the Democratic presidential nominee, for a 1977 quote arguing for intelligence budget cuts and calling Kerry's proposals on nuclear security "dangerously naive."

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Re: On the morning 11 September, 2001, Goss and Graham were having breakfast with General Ahmad. Ahmad's network had ties to Osama bin Laden
In your face, you stupid bitches. Sit there and the rogue elements of the CIA, military, and ISI will start a global nuclear war to avoid being hung for treason.

WAKE UP!!!!
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Re: On the morning 11 September, 2001, Goss and Graham were having breakfast with General Ahmad. Ahmad's network had ties to Osama bin Laden
The majority of U.S. citizens are *SERIOUSLY TOO DUMB* to read and digest the article you just posted. Same for the article about the 9/11 hijackers receiving flight training on u.s. military bases and the Bin Laden family being flown *out* of the USA by military jets while the rest of the flights were locked down and we were "desperately seeking bin laden and his allies"

People have decided its easier to stay dumb and sell their soul then god forbid, have to DIGEST and INTERPRET information for themselves.

GAME OVER





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