a question I would like you to ask of readersAnyone? Noise?
In general I am very skeptical of Wayne Madsen, but I think we need to ask a second opinion on this from from him yesterday:"The belief by legal experts is that Fitzgerald, already shown to have covered up critical evidence in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that would have implicated Osama Bin Laden, who, at the time, was still under the operational control of the CIA and Britain's MI-6, has taken a dive for the Bush administration. The Democratic Congress should begin the process to restore the position of Independent Counsel to prevent future GOP political hacks like Fitzgerald from upending prosecutorial integrity."It appears to me that Madsen is a follower of the former east european governments, or of some stalinist faction, and that some of his claims are disinformation. But the rule of thumb is that you need to wrap 90% fact around your 10% disinfo. Did Fitz really take a dive on bin Laden?
FWIW, the other day, Sara (she's smart) at TNH wrote :
"By the way, I am in the midst of Peter Lance's book (on which the awful ABC Miniseries was based) "Triple Cross" -- which is highly critical of Fitzgerald's earlier prosecutions in New York of the WTC 1993 bombers, the embassy bombing and all. I haven't yet gone through and evaluated all the points, but superficially it is quite a slime job, contending that Fitzgerald's failure to expand his targets was partially responsible for the failure to nix 9/11 before it happened.Looseheadprop responded:
I think Peter Lance is bought and paid for by someone -- and that is why figuring out the structure of his Fitzgerald slime interests me."
"Lance's book is a work of fiction. I wish McCarthy, Fitz et al would sue him for defamation.does anyone else have any comments?
In the early chapters he strews Fitzgerlad's name all over the place when talking about events that happened in the early 1980's BEFORE Fiztgerald even got out of law school!
Sara if you want to figure out WHO is behind the sliming, please note that Judith Reagan of Harper Collins (subsiduiary of Murdoch) publishes this thing