Ever since February of 2003, U.S. Rep Congressman Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania had secret
meetings with a former Shah official of the Iranian government. Other information the former Shah official has given to the U.S. Congressman, have
successfully predicted many of the activities of the Iranian government, from Iran's nuclear programs to the regimen support of terrorism, including
Al Qaeda. According to the informant, whom Weldon nicknamed "Ali", the information he is recieving comes directly from two sources inside the
mullah's inner circle, and according to the information given by this former Iranian official, there is an Iranian terrorist cell that has planned to
hijack Canadian airliners, and use them to crash them against the Seabrook reactor in New Hampshire. According to "Ali", the attack was first
planned to be executed between November 23 and December 3 of 2003, but then it was postponed for after the U.S. presidential elections. Weldon has
been warning the U.S. intelligence community for over a year of this terrorist threat, but according to the Congressman his efforts to quietly warn
the intelligence community came to nothing, and he has decided to make the information public, and even publish a book where he gives details of the
intelligence he has collected on this Iranian attack on the U.S.
"I get a lot of wackos who come to see me, who claim to have information," he said. "In this case, this source came to me from a former member of
Congress, a Democrat. I followed up a lead. That lead developed an ongoing process of information-sharing for two years that I took to the highest
levels of the intelligence community."
In Washington, the new book from Mr. Weldon, based in part on his meetings with Ali, will provide fresh ammunition for the Republicans against an
intelligence community perceived by the White House as hostile to the president's policies.
The congressman's experience with America's spy service in the last year echoes frustrations from other American officials and analysts who have
cultivated Iranians willing to provide America with intelligence, but who have been ignored. After a December 2001 meeting in Rome between Pentagon
analyst Larry Franklin and Iran-Contra figure Manucher Ghorbanifar, the State Department and CIA went out of their way to shut down the channel. Mr.
Franklin is now the target of a grand jury investigation into alleged espionage activities for passing information to the American Israel Public
A summary of Ali's predictions were outlined in a November 2003 letter to the Republican chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence,
Senator Roberts from Kansas. In its opening lines, Mr. Weldon wrote, "This letter is to warn you of an intelligence failure in the process of
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Are we being duped into taking action against Iran, or is this truly reliable information that the intelligence community of the U.S. should follow
I am not sure what to make of this information, but I'll rather this information is taken into account, that it's investigated, and later proven
wrong, than to the possibility of having information of another terrorist plot against the U.S. like the attack of 9/11, or worse, being ignored, and
later find out that the information was correct.
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[edit on 16-12-2004 by Banshee]