August 8, 2010
Wikipedia File on Michael Sheehan:
Sheehan is the President and co-founder of Lexington Security Group, an international consulting firm providing a wide range of safety and security risk management services and solutions to government and private sector clients.
He is also currently a partner in Torch Hill Investment Partners, a private equity group in New York City that specializes in the defense, intelligence and security sectors.
He is also a terrorism analyst for NBC News and a fellow at New York University’s Center on Law and Security.
This terrorism ‘expert’ has done extensive work for the United Arab Emirates. His security company maintains an office there.
Also while on active duty, he served in the White House on the National Security Council staff for Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
And this from the History Commons Complete 9/11 Timeline:
December 14, 1999
..that evening, the State Department’s counterterrorism chief Michael Sheehan calls Taliban foreign minister Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil. Sheehan later recalls saying bin Laden “is like a criminal who lives in your basement. It is no longer possible for you to act as if he’s not your responsibility. He is your responsibility.” The implied threat is that the US will punish the Taliban, possibly with military force, in response to further bin Laden attack
Shortly after October 12, 2000:
In the wake of the USS Cole bombing (see October 12, 2000), Clinton administration officials hold a high level meeting to discuss what the US response should be
After the meeting, Sheehan will meet with Clarke and express frustration with the outcome, saying, “What’s it going to take to get them to hit them to hit al-Qaeda in Afghanistan? Does al-Qaeda have to hit the Pentagon?”
Jan 4, 2002:
NYPD also created a new post of deputy commissioner of counterterrorism, which will be filled by Michael Sheehan from 2003 to 2006. Cohen and Sheehan’s appointments are part of a huge expansion of NYPD’s intelligence-gathering and counterterrorism efforts, which will be the subject of numerous press reports.