Saturday, August 12, 2006
US/BushCo had next to no involvement in Foiling UK terror plot & Dobbs sees the 9/11 Lies
The Repukes have jumped on the arrests of the UK "shampoo bombers" to attempt to bolster a WH campaign to turn natl security issues to their advantage. But the real truth is this: A) The Bush admin was quietly seeking permission to take away $6 million that was supposed to be spent this yr developing new homeland explosives detection technology. Thankfully, bipartisan Congressional leaders rejected the idea, the latest in a series of Homeland Sec Dept steps that have left lawmakers and some of DHS's own experts questioning the commitment to create better anti-terror technologies. Especially given that DHS failed to spend $200 million in research and development money from past yrs, forcing lawmakers to rescind the money this summer, and the admin also was slow to start testing a new liquid explosives detector that the Japanese govt provided to the US earlier this yr. And B) WH officials have admitted -and news reports have verified- the Bush admin apparently had little to do w/ foiling the potential British "2nd Sept 11." 1) Here's DHS's Chertoff: "Well, we think the British succeeded in disrupting the plot. And there’s no question the focal point of the operational activity was in Britain." 2) Here's AttGen Gonzales: "Today’s announcement is a true testament to the hundreds of hours of patient work by British authorities." 3) Here's Congressional Quarterly: "Conservative lawmakers largely praised the admin’s response, although it appeared Brit authorities had thwarted the plot w/ minimal involvement by the US." 4) Here's CNN's Suzanne Malveaux: "We have learned that Pres Bush 1st learned about this developing terrorist plot on Sunday. That is when he had a video conference call w/ Prime Min Blair." Hmm, maybe the Brits learned their lesson the hard way when in 2004, BushCo flapped their lips and let the al Qaida cat out of the bag when former DHS director Tom Ridge blabbed to the NYTs (yes, the NYTs, but where were the foaming at the mouth cries for the NYTs to be tried for treason from the Repukes when that leak happened?) and outed double agent Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan. (hmm, outing secret agents in a time of war seems to be BushCo's specialty, no?) Khan was working for the Pakistani & Brit govts as an al Qaida mole. After Tom Ridge opened his big pie hole (in an attempt to fear monger the wk of the 04 Dem Convention) Khan's name was published, and all of the work the UK & Pakistan put into this was immediately flushed b/c the al Qaida members Khan was secretly working against fled to places unknown, and many of the people Khan was secretly working against were later connected to the 2005 London subway bombings. I guess Blair decided to keep Bush outta the loop b/c the last thing Blair needs is that moron f-ing up another gig that will cause more Brits to die. And since most of us have our serious doubts about this latest terror plot and how the Repukes are trying to spin it in their favor, it is no shock that most of us have serious doubts about 9/11 and the BushCo handling of that, too. Well, Lou Dobbs (watch this YouTube) is now 1 of those people who says that BushCo has outright lied about 9/11 and their ineptitude is endless, and oh yeah...Dobbs says if another attack happens, we are all in deep shit b/c BushCo will fail us all again.