1,685. 4/15/2000

In April 2000, Former Chief of Intelligence at LIWA (Land Information Warfare Activity), Major Eric “Kleinsmith and other LIWA personnel on the Able Danger project were told by DOD [Department of Defense] lawyers that the vast amount of open-source data may have violated Executive Order 12333, an intelligence directive signed in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan after Senate and House hearings into CIA domestic spying abuses in the late 1970’s. …Officials of the Pentagon ordered that the 2.5 terabytes of al Qaeda gold mined by the Able Danger unit at LIWA should be destroyed. When that happened, a year and a half before the 9/11 attacks, the dots weren’t just disconnected, they were obliterated.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 РPeter Lance, Triple Cross, Pages 342, 345-346

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