Bill Clinton's failure to retaliate for the USS Cole bombing with "rock solid evidence"

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Re: Bill Clinton's failure to retaliate for the USS Cole bombing with "rock solid evidence"

Post by nolaxride » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:56 pm

barrysoetoro wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:08 pm
nolaxride wrote:
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barrysoetoro wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:15 am
Again, nobrain is either dumb or a liar.

Clinton signs anti-terrorism bill

Praises bipartisan support

April 24, 1996
Web posted at: 4:00 p.m. EDT

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Clinton signed legislation Wednesday that "strikes a mighty blow" against terrorism, giving the government many of the anti-terrorist powers he proposed a year ago after the Oklahoma City bombing. The law makes it easier for the United States to deport non-citizens suspected of terrorism links and bans fund-raising in the U.S. by terrorist groups.

President Clinton signing
Families of victims and survivors from the Oklahoma City blast and 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York looked on as Clinton signed the measure on the south lawn of the White House. "This is a good day because our police officers are now going to be better prepared to stop terrorists, our prosecutors better prepared to punish them and our people are going to be better protected from their designs," Clinton said.

See, you damned liar???
your powers of comprehension are limited, at best. What was missing from the bill that would have made a huge difference was the ability to wiretap suspected terrorists, among others. Curious how you missed that.

You're also avoiding the question about where those boots on the ground were going to land...
Wrong moron. As far as where to put boots on the ground, you got to be kidding. Are you really that dumb? How about all of al-qaeda's training camps? How about their headquarters?
Really? Where were their training camps? Where were their headquarters?
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Post by nolaxride » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:57 pm

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These are the types of questions which Fairy doesn't like to acknowledge, let alone understand and answer.
Ly'in ran from another beating.
Hook, line, and sinker. Well done, lion.
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Post by Tejanochimbo » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:26 pm

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Newly declassified documents show the frustrations of top White House counterterrorism officials over the U.S. failure to respond to al-Qaida’s October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole despite evidence that Osama bin Laden was reading poetry about the murderous attack and publicly taking credit for it.

The lack of U.S. response to the Cole attack has re-emerged as a painful issue this week, as crew and family members gather at the U.S. naval base in Norfolk, Va., to mark the 10th anniversary of the bombing, which killed 17 U.S. sailors and injured 38.

“I just felt, for sure, you know, they’re not going to go ahead and just kiss off the lives of 17 U.S. sailors,” John
Clodfelter, who lost his son, Kenneth, in the attack, told NBC News. “In fact, they didn’t do anything … to go after those that attacked the Cole.”

The father of Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga said he was told his long-lost son vanished on a fishing trip but he didn’t have the heart to break the news to his ailing wife.

At 11:15 a.m. on Oct. 12, 2000, the Cole — a billion dollar destroyer armed with the most advanced weapons in the U.S. naval arsenal — was docked off the coast of Yemen for refueling when it was approached by a small skiff packed with explosives and manned by two suicide bombers. The resulting explosion was a chilling precursor to the attacks on Sept. 11. It ripped a 60-by-40-foot hole in the ship’s hull, trapping the bodies of many of the dead crew members in the wreckage.

In the days after the attack, President Clinton vowed retribution against the terrorists. “You will not find a safe harbor,” he proclaimed. “We will find you and justice will prevail.”

But in his final months in office, Clinton never retaliated against al-Qaida, frustrating some of his own counterterrorism advisors. Clinton later told the 9/11 commission he was never shown hard proof that Osama bin Laden’s operatives were behind the attack.

But two senior investigators — one with the FBI and another with the Naval Criminal Investigative Task Force — recently told NBC News there was actually compelling evidence that al-Qaida was responsible for the bombing almost immediately. Two of the Cole bombers arrested by Yemeni security forces confessed their role and told investigators they were working for two top al-Qaida operatives known to U.S. intelligence — information that was quickly made available to FBI and naval investigative agents.

Story: 10 years later, still no trial for accused USS Cole attack mastermind

And yet a loser on this board thinks clinton's hands were tied and couldn't do anything about it.
► Whats this have to do with fat cat tax cuts?
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