"Shannen Rossmiller is as brave, resourceful, patriotic, disarming, smart, and crafty as the pioneer women who first settled her Big Sky Country nearly two centuries ago. If you should, e.g., invite her to play poker and she smiles sweetly and says, 'Well, ah really don't know how ta' play, but ah'd sure like ta' learn,' you will need to adjust rapidly to growing illiquidity."
R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence (2/21/09)
"To her credit, she's very humble about her role and she should be recognized for the integral role she played in this case (Reynolds) and other cases."
-- Tim Fuhrman, Special Agent in Charge, FBI's Salt Lake City office (7/19/07 - A.P.)
"You have shown the highest love of country and of your fellow citizens. You really deserve both a Congressional and a Presidential medal for your valor and outstanding efforts."
-- Email from James K. Hellwig, Director, U.S. Department of Commerce (Ret.) (July 2007)
"Shannen is the embodiment of the future of US homeland security. As a private citizen she has worked tirelessly to protect our country from Islamic extremists. By doing so she has broken the definition of who can do intelligence and investigative work. Shannen has proven that it’s no longer exclusive to the three-letter agencies."
-- Email from Major Erik Kleinsmith, USA (ret.), Intel/Counter-Terrorism Expert, former Member, Able Danger Program (May 2009)
"The FBI and CIA recognize the importance of Internet surveillance but lack the resources to process the staggering amount of data available, making someone like Rossmiller a valuable tool."
-- Roger Cressey, former counterterrorism official in the Clinton and Bush administrations (7/19/07 - A.P.)
"Three hundred million Americans saw the towers fall on 9/11. As far as anyone knows, Shannen Rossmiller is the only private U.S. citizen who learned Arabic, lurked on Web sites, and helped capture terrorists from 2001 until this very minute."
-- "Philadelphia Inquirer" Reporter Al Lubrano, 5-Part Series (July, 2007)
"Shannen Rossmiller's work in exposing Islamic terrorists has genuinely made our country safer. She has dedicated her life to combating the terrorist threat against the United States and has amazingly been able to infiltrate and actually stop terrorist operations. Our entire country owes her an immeasurable debt of gratitude."
-- Author Steven Emerson, The Investigative Project (6/26/09)
you are immediately struck by how ordinary she seems,
and it is that ordinariness which makes her story so extraordinary
-- London "You" Magazine Lina Das (March, 2007)
"Warning advisory for the international terrorist network, beware of this woman -- she's a bulldog. "
-- TV Producer/Writer/Editor Irv Letofsky (3/16/07)
"She is magnificent!
A true American hero."
-- Dr. Daniel Pipes, The Middle East Forum (February,
"I just wanted you to know how deeply what you've done has moved me, and how much it means to me. Why do you do what you do? God bless you."
-- Phone call from Debra Burlingame, sister of Charles Burlingame; he was pilot to American Airline Flight 77, hijacked and flown into the Pentagon on 9/11 (2006)
"Shannen is definitely
one of the best
her particular gift involves 'cyber-theatrics'.
She has chutzpah, and that is definitely required."
-- Canadian Nuclear Physicist
& Software Designer Brent Astley; "Washington
knew more of the law than most people (when stinging Army
Spc. Anderson online)
others might not realize the
things you can't do."
-- Dir. Elizabeth Bancroft,
Assoc. of Former Intelligence Officers; "People"
"Shannen Rossmiller is in a league of her own."
-- NBC News Senior Investigative Correspondent Lisa Myers (9/3/04)
"I'm adding the fearless Shannen Rossmiller to my list of Moms Who Rock..."
-- Michelle Malkin, MichelleMalkin.com (7/12/04)
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