when doves cry
A couple of side thoughts re: the GWOT and Iraq:Reading the AP piece where al-Zarqawi's wife is claiming that Al-Qaida threw him under the bus in exchange for less pressure on Osama Bin Laden. With the additional info from the shell-shocked NYT on the CIA closing their OBL unit, it does sound a little odd. I was wondering about the timing of the recent waves of attacks on the Times with that last piece, but an anonymous commenter at Greenwald's takes it a little further:Maybe that's why the Right Wing SMEARSH is going all out to discredit the Times. It's at least conceivable that Keller & Co. are onto something very very nasty regarding Bushco and Mr. Bin Laden (I'm thinking of OBL's message five days before the 2004 election, etc.)How many media attacks lately have prompted us to ask the question, "What were they working on?" Is the smear squad trying to bury something before it comes to light?Note also, Osama's been a busy little recording artist lately, hasn't he?A later commenter points to a very interesting post at Cannonfire, "Hear the tune, not the notes putting these and 4 more items in perspective.Back to the Zarqawi wife story, the last 2 paragraphs prompted a bit of a WTF moment:On Monday, an Iraqi legislator said authorities found telephone numbers of senior officials in al-Zarqawi's cell phone after his death. Waiel Abdul-Latif, a member of former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's party, did not give names of the officials. But he said they included ministry employees and members of parliament.He called for an investigation, saying Iraqis "cannot have one hand with the government and another with the terrorists."Right off, I'm thinking:- "They don't have power in Baghdad but they have cell service?"- "Ok, so he didn't get the memo where the US is tracking terrorists by cell phones..."- "Zarqawi's cell phone, like his face, survived the concussion of a pair of 500 lb bombs... nope, can't be a Motorola..."- WTF did these have to do with Zarqawi's wife or Al Qaeda?Throw that
Throw that in with Ahmadinejad visiting Iraq, and there's an upcoming meeting in Tehran of the Foreign Ministers of Iraq and her neighbours:Foreign ministers of Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt will be the main participants in the Tehran meeting over the weekend. Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa has also expressed his willingness to attend the meeting.Anybody get the feeling that, Iraq aside, the political climate in the MidEast (including among 'friends' in the Gulf) isn't exactly all rosy for the administration?
Z's wife makes utter sense to mne. Why does it surprise anyone that something nasty will come to light about BushCo and the OBL? Their parents do business together. The NSA was spying on everybody else to see if anyone found out. You can bet they weren't listening to the people who ACTUALLY KNEW the Bin Ladens. I said from the very beginning, if they really wanted OBL, they would have held on to his relatives and not chartered them out of here right after 9/11. If they had OBL would have manifested, but catching him was never the game. Not catching the Boogey Man is how you keep scaring people, a tape in time to reinforce the Pavlovian conditioning to shiver nd salivate, simultaneously, when you see him on the news. If you catch him, then what? Your parents wouldn't be friends anymore? The 9/11 Highjackers entered our country through our embassy in Riyahd, Saudi Arabia, some went straight to Pensecola to learn how to fly. They Knew, they planned it.That's the ugly truthhhhh. I'm gonna celebrate Bastille Day with a batch of Bellinis and some kind of Yellowcake.
thnx don - would love to see that Republica article to see if there's anything other than rampant speculationmeanwhile, richard clarke is saying that OBL is probably in the CIS somewhere and that the americans are looking in the wrong spothttp://www.panarmenian.net/news/eng/?nid=18705
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