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August 2005   alan stang
Able Danger, Another Phony Diversion By Alan Stang


By: Alan Stang

Even before the week-long dust settled over the mass grave of the near 3,000 incinerated victims of Nine Eleven, evidence was already surfacing that the Smirk Administration was somehow culpable. We did not know how, but we did know for sure that Smirk was lying, because he was asking us to swallow enough contradiction and coincidence to choke a jackass.

The fighter planes that routinely swarm a gnat foolish enough to invade District of Criminals airspace coincidentally failed to appear for almost two hours because the Pentagon was conducting a test at the time. The fact that Smirk immediately destroyed the crime scene (as Clinton did at the federal building in Oklahoma City) instead of sifting through every grain of wreckage for months proves nothing (we are told).

Yes, he sent it to Communist-occupied China, another coincidence. The fact that FBI agent Colleen Rowley tried but failed to persuade her superiors in the Bureau to take action on Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called "Twentieth Hijacker," is still another coincidence. So is the fact that Smirk tried to prevent an investigation. All these things are mere curiosities.

There is also the fact that the terrorists enjoyed unparalleled access to these United States. They were pests at flying schools around the country. They unislamically boozed and lap danced scantily clad women while training to be hijackers. We have known all this and much more like it literally for years.

Now here comes Able Danger, according to which officials dismissed information about Mohammed Atta, the Nine Eleven "mastermind," information that could have prevented him from killing all those people at the World Trade Center. What does that revelation mean?

Is Able Danger as important as the nation’s Communist media scream it is? Yes, it would be were it the first revelation of its kind, if we had been basking lo these four long years in the belief that Smirk was as much taken by surprise by Nine Eleven as we Americans were. But as we have seen, Able Danger is just the latest in a long litany of revelations like it.

Indeed, Republicrud Congressman Curt Weldon made a speech about it a couple of months ago and maybe even a couple of years ago. Now, eons later, this bewhiskered revelation as stale as a week old bagel suddenly becomes the "biggest issue in the country today," the revelation that will "blow Nine Eleven apart."

What’s the point of it? Well, what has been the effect of Able Danger? Before Able Danger, the biggest story in the Communist media, left and right, was the Plame Bomb. Remember? Who outed Mrs. Ambassador Wilson, the CIA agent? The Communist media gave the Plame Bomb the Watergate treatment, daily segments on the network noose, sidebars in the Communist noosepapers and so on.

Was this the story for which the left Communists at the Communist Broadcasting System had prayed so long to Satan, the issue that would lead at last to the impeachment of George W. Smirk? Who would be indicted? Would the Plame Bomb reach as high into the White House as obergruppenfuhrer Rove himself? Weren’t those the questions?

After Able Danger, the Plame Bomb is gone. Able Danger has replaced it as the non-issue of the day. Does the average working American remember it? So the question arises: Cui bono? Who benefits? Doesn’t the switch take the heat off the Smirk Administration? Did obergruppenfuhrer Rove resurrect Able Danger for the purpose?

Consider Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who worked for Able Danger. Colonel Shaffer has been all over right wing Communist talk radio, Shtupid Sean and the Snow Job, for instance, talking about how he tried manfully but failed to interest the Nine Eleven commission in the story of his unsuccessful attempts to warn the Administration about Islamocommunist Mohammed Atta, who was in the country long before he perpetrated the horror at WTC and the Pentagon.

What Administration are we talking about? Well, let’s see, Colonel Shaffer’s patriotic efforts were expended in the year 2000, weren’t they? Who was President in 2000? Wasn’t it the man who routinely drops his pants and asks for sex, the man whose most historic accomplishment was redefining the word "is?" What was his name, anyway? If his Administration turned Colonel Shaffer down, wouldn’t that mean he – not Smirk – was to blame for Nine Eleven? If true, wouldn’t that make the Plame Bomb unimportant?

This is certainly not – not – not a criticism of Colonel Shaffer, who is clearly well-spoken, patriotic and very intelligent, which no doubt explains his intel M.O.S. As far as I can tell, he truly did his best. I am talking here about the fact that just as the left Communists have mostly succeeded in co-opting Cindy Sheehan, so the right Communists in the White House have succeeded in co-opting Colonel Shaffer.

Using and discarding people, even without their knowledge and understanding, is a standard technique in the arsenal of the conspiracy for world government. When fomenting a race riot, they don’t explain to the sixteen-year-olds they have recruited that their job is to get their skulls fractured in order to bring America to its knees. They simply hand out the Molotov cocktails and say, "Get whitey!"

Now notice that Colonel Shaffer is on active duty in the U.S. Army and recently was promoted, presumably from Major. How likely is it, do you think, that an active duty U.S. Army officer without a suicide complex would do what Colonel Shaffer is doing without the blessings of his boss, the Megalomaniac-in-Chief?

And Colonel Shaffer exhibits the classic symptoms of a man who is enviably sane. So the only logical explanation of Colonel Shaffer’s media appearances is that they do have those blessings. It may not be his purpose to rescue George Smirk from the Plame Bomb, but that is the inevitable effect. Of course, now here come the left Communists retaliating with Cindy Sheehan, who is vying with Colonel Shaffer for control of the evening noose.

It may be helpful to put Colonel Shaffer’s patriotic whistleblowing in context by comparing it to the cases of other U.S. Army officers, not mere lieutenant colonels, but four-star generals. There are only eleven four-star generals in the Army. One of them is Kevin Byrnes, ranked number three .

Rummy recently fired General Byrnes. The charge was adultery, except that General Byrnes is divorced. Don’t you need to be married to commit adultery? Of course the real reason the general was fired was his disagreement with Rumsfeld about his conduct of the war. How often is a four-star general fired? So rare is such an event that it deserves a congressional investigation. It has never happened in modern times.

Another four-star general who got crossways with Smirk just happens to be the present commander of our forces in Iraq. General George Casey has valiantly defended our participation in the war, but said recently that it is going so well we shall probably be able to withdraw 30,000 troops from Iraq early next year, which I had thought was the Smirk party line.

Apparently, however, any thought of withdrawal, even on grounds that the Iraqis are doing so well, is anathema to Smirk, who cleaned Casey’s clock in private. Is Casey too on the way out? And remember Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni, who also complained strenuously about Smirk’s conduct of the war.

And General Shinseki, who said he couldn’t do the job with fewer than 300,000 men. Something is happening in the military. Many high-ranking officers apparently take vigorous issue with Smirk’s obvious scheme to destroy the nation’s independence. So far, unlike Lt. Col. Shaffer, they have not spoken out.

Let’s demand that they do so now. Internetters are starting to use the word "coup." The last thing this country needs is a coup. It does need these top officers to speak out. On the battlefield you generals showed exemplary physical courage. Now you must show a different, greater kind of courage, the ability to persevere against great odds demeaning you, insulting you, intimidating you and your family, moral courage. The conspirators will try to break you with typical Communist brainwashing, now known as Politically Correct.

I propose that you form a military task force. You would travel around the country making personal appearances, telling the people the truth about what Smirk is doing in the war, about the scheme to destroy our independence and submerge our country in a totalitarian Socialist world dictatorship. No one else could do it like you can. Right now, you have maximum credibility. The people will listen to you.

Is there danger in what I am asking you to do? Of course there is. But you have faced danger before. There is minimum risk because you have already arrived at the top of your profession. Smirk no longer can ruin your careers, despite which there admittedly is danger. Remember that the nation faces literal dissolution. You can save it. You can perform the biggest service for the country you have ever performed.

These united States call on you now. Speak out!

Alan Stang has been a network radio talk show host and was one of Mike Wallace's first writers. He was a senior writer for American Opinion magazine and has lectured around the world for more than 30 years. He is also the author of ten books. Go to to read about Alan Stang's blockbuster new novel, He, about the greatest hero of all time, Jesus Christ.

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