Sorry dude, didn’t mean to scare ya.
You’re a regular comedian. Nice links, real reputable.
Talk about my sources…what the!? I knew before the Iraqi invasion we weren’t likely to find WMD’s because of MY sources of info.
I watched that whole thing play out. At the time I wasn’t sure who to believe, but in the end I saw that our media outright lied and lead everyone by the nose into Iraq while these other sources and the REST OF THE WORLD were saying “hey, wait a minute”.
Why do you think the UN or rest of the world didn’t want to support us? The war with Iraq started on Mar 19, 2003, 5 days later Michael Moore went on the Oscars, on national TV, and called the war a sham and everyone booed him, including ME.
Michael Moore booed as he slams Iraq war at Oscars
March 24 2003
Famed US documentary maker Michael Moore was booed and cheered today when he used his Oscar win to attack President Bush for his “fictitious” war in Iraq.
“We live in a time with fictitious election results that elect fictitious presidents. We live in a time when we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons.”
Turns out he was completely right.
Ever since then “your sources” have told us lie, after lie, after lie, and I watched it happen. While I may have been duped the first time along with the rest of you, I’ve learned a great deal about where to find “the real news”.
Unfortunately, never once did I ever think Iraq was under control or that anything was going well. While most of you guys were on here going “Good News from Iraq”, there were only a few of us saying no way, and at no point was it EVER “good”.
Below is a perfect example of the way everyone gets duped in this whole mess…THIS SHIT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME! Maybe someday people will open their friggin’ eyes and mind for once and see how they’re actually getting PLAYED.
[i]Jonathan Raban on how the White House’s obsession with secrecy has turned America into a nation of conspiracy theorists
Wednesday July 21, 2004
The latest theory comes hot from the mouths of anonymous agents in the Pakistan security service: the White House is putting immense pressure on the Musharraf regime to deliver “high-value targets”, in the shape of Bin Laden and Mullah Omar, on July 26, 27, or 28, to spectacularly eclipse the opening of the Democratic party convention in Boston. Or, if that’s too tall an order, they must be caught before polling day.
Conspiracy theorising is coming out of the internet closet and going mainstream. Or, to put it another way, conspiracy theorising is fast becoming a legitimate means of reporting on a government so secretive that unnamed Pakistani security types may well be the best informed sources on the Bush administration’s domestic policies and strategems.
Even before September 11, secrecy was this administration’s hallmark, as when it invoked the principle of executive privilege to conceal from public view the proceedings of vice-president Cheney’s energy taskforce. After 9/11, secrecy was advanced, proudly, as a guiding principle for a nation at war.
November 2 looms as a date of dreadful consequence. A bumper sticker, popular among the sort of people I hang out with, reads: Bush-Cheney '04 - The Last Vote You’ll Ever Have To Cast. That’s funny, but it belongs to the genre of humour in which the laugh is likely to die in your throat - and none of the people who sport the sticker on their cars are smiling. They are too busy airing conspiracy theories, which may or may not turn out to be theories.
Of course, the morning after John Kerry’s speech at the DNC…[b]SURPRISE!!!
Pakistan Holds Top Al Qaeda Suspect Key Figure in 1998 Embassy Bombings Arrested After 10-Hour Shootout[/b]
By Kamran Khan
Special to The Washington Post
Friday, July 30, 2004
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 30 - Pakistan has captured Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, who is sought by the United States as a suspect in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, officials said Friday.
Ghailani, a Tanzanian citizen said to be in his early thirties, was seized early Sunday, along with his wife and five other African or Pakistani al Qaeda suspects, following a joint Pakistani-U.S. intelligence operation, senior Pakistani police and intelligence officials said. The capture followed a 10-hour shootout in the industrial city of Gujrat, 125 miles south of Islamabad.
“This is a big success,” Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat said in an unusual late-night announcement on Pakistan’s Geo television network. “More importantly, we are certain of gathering some latest intelligence on al Qaeda from him,” Hayat said in an interview later.
Pakistani officials have rejected allegations that they delayed the announcement for four days to obtain maximum publicity. Hayat said the delay was a result of “double checks and even triple checks in such cases.”
But in the arrests of other high-profile al Qaeda targets in Pakistan, including Abu Zubayida, Khalid Sheik Mohammad and Ramzi Bin al Shibh, the news media received word almost immediately.
“What difference will it make if we do not rush to make a hasty unconfirmed claim?” Hayat said. He said he saw no connection between the late announcement of Ghailani’s arrest and the Democratic National Convention in the United States, where Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts was about to accept his party’s nomination for president.
Three Cities On Terror Alert
NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2004
(CBS/AP) - Federal authorities had prominent financial institutions in New York, Washington and Newark, N.J., under heavy scrutiny Monday after unusually detailed information on a purported al Qaeda plot forced them to raise the government’s terror alert.
“What was very unique about this information is the explicit nature, the detail, the thoroughness (and) the sophistication,” Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge told CBS News Early Show co-anchor Julie Chen in an interview broadcast Monday. “That was what’s very unusual.”
It is impossible to shut down access to any potential target, Ridge acknowledged Monday. “We’re the most open society in the world. People walk down our streets and through our neighborhoods,” he said. “We don’t always know who they are… That is one of the great strengths of our country but it also is one of the great vulnerabilities.” (that’s right, it could be anybody)
But then…ohhh nooooo.
Unmasking of Qaeda Mole a US Security Blunder: Experts
By Peter Graff
August 7, 2004
The revelation that a mole within al Qaeda was exposed after Washington launched its “orange alert” this month has shocked security experts, who say the outing of the source may have set back the war on terror.
Reuters learned from Pakistani intelligence sources on Friday that computer expert Mohammad Naeem Noor Khan, arrested secretly in July, was working under cover to help the authorities track down al Qaeda militants in Britain and the United States when his name appeared in U.S. newspapers.
“HOLY GRAIL” OF INTELLIGENCE
Security experts contacted by Reuters said they were shocked by the revelations that the source whose information led to the alert was identified within days, and that U.S. officials had confirmed his name.
“The whole thing smacks of either incompetence or worse,” said Tim Ripley, a security expert who writes for Jane’s Defense publications. "You have to ask: what are they doing compromising a deep mole within al Qaeda, when it’s so difficult to get these guys in there in the first place?
“It goes against all the rules of counter-espionage, counter-terrorism, running agents and so forth. It’s not exactly cloak and dagger undercover work if it’s on the front pages every time there’s a development, is it?”
A source such as Khan – cooperating with the authorities while staying in active contact with trusting al Qaeda agents – would be among the most prized assets imaginable, he said. “Running agents within a terrorist organization is the Holy Grail of intelligence agencies. And to have it blown is a major setback which negates months and years of work, which may be difficult to recover.”
Rolf Tophoven, head of the Institute for Terrorism Research and Security Policy in Essen, Germany, said allowing Khan’s name to become public was “very unclever.”
“If it is correct, then I would say its another debacle of the American intelligence community. Maybe other serious sources could have been detected or guys could have been captured in the future” if Khan’s identity had been protected, he said.
So the whole “orange terror alert” in NYC, the military style police presence everywhere, the (real) traffic jams while security personnel inspected every single truck coming into the city, the screenings of people going into buildings…ALL COMPLETELY SET-UP!!!
So if you don’t mind I’ll stick with MY own sources thank you very much.
I have an idea though, why don’t you guys just get together and make-up your own news…meanwhile, MY sources say, here comes the DRAFT…