Patrick Henry Center Supports Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer

Nov 30, 2005, 00:00 ET from The Patrick Henry Center

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As of November 30, 2005 Gary Aldrich,
 President of the Patrick Henry Center (PHC) has taken Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer
 of the Defense Intelligence Agency Operation Able Danger into the PHC
 WhistleBlower program. "We have agreed to help protect Shaffer," Aldrich
     "The Patrick Henry Center is helping Shaffer because he spoke up" (about
 government incompetence), Aldrich said.  As a result of Shaffer asking the
 Federal 9/11 Commission to consider the Able Danger intelligence information
 on Mohamed Atta "his job and security clearance have been revoked," Aldrich
     Shaffer has been on forced administrative leave from the DIA, but on
 November 14, 2005 the DIA stopped paying income and benefits to him. Shaffer
 was formerly an undercover intelligence officer for the DIA. He chose to
 publicly disclose his identity in August of 2005 so, that he could address the
 misuse of the Able Danger intelligence gathered on the Brooklyn, New York cell
 of Al Qaeda before 9/11.
     The Patrick Henry Center has hired Washington, DC attorney Michael A.
 Carvin to represent Shaffer as Congress continues to look into this situation.
 The WhistleBlower program is designed specifically to help people like
 Shaffer.  "No Whistleblower should ever be worse off for telling the truth,"
 Aldrich said.
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