Thursday, January 19, 2006

Now that Xmas is Over, Roll Out the Bogeyman

A couple of weeks after the 9/11 attacks, Condeleeza Rice said that she would very soon present the evidence that led the Bush administration to conclude that Osama Bin Laden was the culprit. She never did so. Other than the corporate-owned media parroting the unproven conclusion that "Osama did it! Osama did it!' I have never encountered anything approaching proof that Osama Bin Laden was behind the 9/11 attacks. I'm not advancing the notion that he didn't plan and execute it. I'm saying that I've never seen any proof of his involvement.

Considering the United States' response to those attacks, one would think there'd be reams of proof that Osama Bin Laden (and Saddam Hussein, according to Dick Cheney) was behind those attacks. And with Iraq and Afghanistan being remolded into the image of George W. Bush's failed businesses from the 1970s and '80's, the following quotes are interesting:
From Crossing the Rubicon by Mike Ruppert:

"George W. Bush on September 13, 2001: The most important thing for us is to find Osama bin Laden. It's our number one priority, and we will not rest until we find him."

"George W. Bush on March 13, 2002: I don't know where he is. I have no idea, and I really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
The fact that George W. Bush contradicted himself is proof only that he spoke on March 13, 2002. W.'s supporters have their hearts, souls, and wallets behind him regardless, but for those who do their own thinking, W.'s shift after six months shows his famous attention-span running out on America's supposed #1 Enemy.

And now that enemy has apparently resurfaced. With a tape.

You know, if I had a problem with a neighbor's dog shitting on my lawn, and I planned to avenge myself by scooping up all that dog shit into a paper bag and lighting it on fire on my neighbor's stoop, I wouldn't send an audio tape to him ahead of time speaking of such things. It, you know, sorta, well, ruins the element of surprise. Osama Bin Laden operates on a slightly larger stage with his supposed and alleged antics, so I'm not all that convinced this tape didn't come from some recording studio in the bowels of the CIA.

Another point to consider -- the 9/11 attacks have enormously benefited the Bush administration and their military-industrial-complex comrades, while at the same time marginalizing Osama Bin Laden in the Arab world. Maybe someone in the Arab world has the proof of Osama's involvement. Maybe they would share it.

One thing about which there is reams of proof is that Osama Bin Laden was and is a CIA "asset." The connection runs heavily through Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). So, rather than following the corporate-owned media down the rabbit hole of unproven fear and shell-game reporting, I think anyone who is concerned about this latest cassette tape by Osama Bin Laden should simply called the CIA and ask if their community is safe. Because the CIA and other U.S. agencies (ATF, FBI, etc.) are not against the use of American citizens as "human shields." They, of course, don't use the term "human shields," but they do needlessly locate their offices in civilian occupied buildings -- such as the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, or the WTC towers in New York up to September 11, 2001 -- endangering the lives of people who have nothing to do with America's cancerous military-industrial-complex.

Osama Bin Laden making threats on a tape is like the puppet on George W. Bush's right hand threatening the well-being of the puppet on his left hand.

Is the Failure of Imagination fortune wheel going to be spun again so early into the new year?

2 comments:

BO said...

I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THE HISTORY BOOKS 20 YEARS FROM NOW JUST TO SEE HOW THEY PORTRAY PRESIDENT BUSH AND HIS MANY BLUNDERS. THAT IS IF THE "BOGEYMAN" DON'T GET US "ALL" MEANWHILE.

Whetam Knauckweirst said...

I fear that in less than twenty years Halliburton and Lockheed and the Project for a New American Century will be given contracts to overhaul schools, and publish the textbooks. George W. Bush will doubtless be depicted as a cross between St. Thomas Aquinas and General Patton. However, if blogs manage to escape the memory hole, there will be plenty of reading for those few left who would know how to.