Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Injecting 'Terror' into Campaign 2008

By Robert Parry
February 6, 2008

As Campaign 2008 reaches a critical point, George W. Bush’s top intelligence officials are raising new alarms about a revitalized al-Qaeda recruiting Westerners, possibly including Americans, to carry out terror attacks inside the United States.

At a Feb. 5 hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Bush’s Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell said al-Qaeda was refining “the last key aspect of its ability to attack the U.S.” by training Western recruits, who could blend in with American society and carry out attacks on U.S. targets.

Read on.

4 comments:

Robert B. Livingston said...

Maybe I'm coming from left-field but I find it curious that NYT reporter Philip Shenon's book about the 9/11 Commission is being released and promoted just now. This past week, Amy Goodman asked him what he thought about 9/11 having been an "inside job". Shenon's response: no mention of WTC 7 and dogma that the government is too incompetent to have been involved.
So what to make of it? Are we to trust that al-Qaeda is alive and well, and likely being ignored again?
Or are we to assume that the media and government are still in bed together-- working to keep us distracted, afraid and ready to trade our liberties for security? Why can't people readily perceive deceptions as deep as those Powell tabled at the UN way back when? While the world seems weary of asking questions (that don't get conclusive responses)-- could it be that all roads to insight still lead back towards 9/11? I am weary of this media dog and pony show.

ardee said...

The real issue is the reliability of this intelligence, coming as it does in such a timely fashion for those who defend the collusion of the telecom industry with the intel community in conspiring to violate our rights. This just seems to me to be more of the same Bush scare tactics we have seen for seven plus years.

A secondary issue would of course be the obvious one; if this is true it shows simply that Bushs' war has failed on so many fronts and that continuing to pour good money after bad is ridiculously inept.

Lastly, the Clinton reference seems to indicate that both Parry boys are Obama supporters and cannot resist a good slur, even when it detracts from the article itself. While I am a registered Green and think both candidates, Obama and Clinton, to be corporatist tools, I cannot help being saddened by the lack of self control you guys demonstrate. What ever happened to discussing the issues and contrasting positions in an honest and forthright manner. I simply detest this (not so)subtle stuff.

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sababu said...

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TRUTH BE TOLD UNCOMPROMISINGLY,THE zionist element HAS BEEN,IS,AND,unless stopped,WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE PRIMARY,IF NOT ONLY,CAUSE OF THE MANY CRITICAL ISSUES BEING FORCED ON THE PUBLIC INTEREST,IN AMERICA AND WORLDWIDE,AS AN AID TO THE MASTER PLAN OF satan himself - THE zionist entity. ariel sharon,the rabid zionist,for once told the truth when he stated - "we(zionist)control America". Former Congressman Paul Finley's book,"THEY DARE TO SPEAK OUT",GIVES
UNIMPEACHABLE FACTS OF HOW THE zionist HAVE A DICTATORIAL TYRANNY
INFLUENCE,OWNERSHIP,CONTROL,AND RULE OVER THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. LOYAL AMERICANS SHALL OVER THROW THIS zionist PROBLEM AS PATRIOTIC DUTY. OUR JEWISH FRIENDS CAN BE REACHED AT WWW.JEWSAGAINSTZIONISM.COM AND WWW.JEWSNOTZIONIST.ORG. AS OUR FRIENDS AND LOYAL COUNTRYMEN,THESE JEWS ARE WORKING HARD TO CORRECTLY REPRESENT THE HONORABLE FAITH COMMUNITY OF JUDAISM AND TO RESCUE IT FROM THE EVIL INFLUENCE OF THEIR WAYWARD zionist BROTHERS.
TRUTH SHALL MAKE US FREE,IT'S THE ANSWER TO MOST OF HUMANITY'S PROBLEMS...so help us G-D. TRUTH SHALL CONTINUE THIS UNSTOPPABLE MARCH ON TIL VICTORY IS DONE.
THIS JUDGEMENT DAY.