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The 9/11 commission was intentionally misled into believing the government knew absolutely nothing about the 9/11 terrorist attack before it occured. This proves, without a shadow of a doubt, that the government was well aware of terrorists plotting an attack on American soil as early as 1999.
The Pentagon's excuse for not sharing the information with the FBI is false. Mohammed Atta and his cronies were in American on visas so the Pentagon was legally allowed to share its intel with them.
However, because of concerns about pursuing information on "U.S. persons" — a legal term that includes U.S. citizens as well as foreigners admitted to the country for permanent residence — Special Operations Command did not provide the Army information to the FBI.
Rep. Curt Weldon, a Pennsylvania Republican who serves as vice chairman of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security committees, said a classified military intelligence unit known as "Able Danger" identified the men in 1999.
Originally posted by subz
Also hindsight is 20/20 but Able Danger knew these guys were terrorists and they should of been arrested. You dont need hindsight to accept that suspected terrorists on American soil should be arrested.
This is a revelation.
The Posse Comitatus Act (18 USC 1385) is a criminal law prohibiting the use of the military to "execute the laws" except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or by Congress.
Posse Comitatus clarifications emphasize supportive and technical assistance (e.g., use of facilities, vessels, aircraft, intelligence, tech aid, surveillance, etc.) while generally prohibiting direct participation of DoD personnel in law enforcement (e.g., search, seizure, and arrests)