With an unidentified pipe bomber still at large, the security measures in D.C. this weekend make sense. But the threat is spreading to other venues.
— David Neiwert (@DavidNeiwert) September 16, 2021
Some gaping holes in Yer Librul Media’s 9/11 coverage. For one, they went right back into propaganda mode by repeating the lie that the reason for the attack was “they hate us for our values.” Bin Laden was always quite clear: We were attacked because of supporting Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, and our presence and support in other countries where Muslims were being oppressed. Doesn’t fit on a bumper sticker, but oh well.
Also, they completely erased the part played by then-Sen. Hillary Clinton in getting New York back on its feet and looking out for first responders. I guess I expected that.
But to allow the odious George W. Bush to make a nice speech and thus erase his administration’s bungling (and possible complicity) of the intelligence leading up to the attacks? Don’t take my word for it. Remember Richard Clarke? He was all over the teevee there for a few years, talking about he couldn’t even get the Bush people to hold a meeting about the imminent threat, and when they finally did?
At the first Deputies Committee meeting on terrorism, held in April 2001, Clarke strongly suggested that the U.S. put pressure on both the Taliban and al-Qaeda by arming the Northern Alliance and other groups in Afghanistan. Simultaneously, he said that the US should target bin Laden and his leadership by restoring flights of the MQ-1 Predators. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz responded, “Well, I just don’t understand why we are beginning by talking about this one man bin Laden.” Clarke replied that he was talking about bin Laden and his network because it posed “an immediate and serious threat to the United States.” According to Clarke, Wolfowitz turned to him and said, “You give bin Laden too much credit. He could not do all these things like the 1993 attack on New York, not without a state sponsor. Just because the FBI and CIA have failed to find the linkages does not mean they don’t exist.”
And here at 15:12, Bruce Reidel, then-senior adviser on the Middle East for four administrations, describes the Bush administration’s stubborn refusal to deal with what all the intelligence described as an imminent threat.
He said there was clear information all summer warning that an attack inside the U.S. was imminent. “The CIA director went ‘door to door’ at the White House warning of an imminent attack. Unfortunately, the Bush administration didn’t do anything about it.
“There was great concern at the White House that an investigation of what had happened would find that the administration had bungled the job very, very badly. So they wanted very much to go on offense, and to take action.”
Remember the Project for the New American Century? We probably won’t know in our lifetimes whether this Bush & Cheney gang simply took advantage of their own catastrophic mistakes to impose their vision on the Middle East (unsuccessfully, I might add), or whether they were directly complicit. Incompetence is a form of complicity, right? And the results were the same.
We know know it was the Saudis all along, just as we Dirty Fucking Hippies always said:
The FBI has released the first of what are expected to be several documents from its investigation into whether agents of the Saudi Arabian government provided support to the Sept. 11, 2001 terror plot. https://t.co/eW7xHy2Pw1
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 12, 2021
Here’s what it all boils down to: Over a million Iraqis dead because the boys in the Bush administration wanted to remodel the Middle East.
— Dean Edwards (@ekoskaiphos) September 12, 2021
How small these people are….
Newsmax host: "It's not often that I'm happy a USA team loses in the Olympics… I found myself rooting against not just Megan Rapino and her merry band of America-hating female soccer players…but I took pleasure in the men’s basketball Team USA's first team loss since 2004." pic.twitter.com/2UqKs9hwOz
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 27, 2021
Cheney indicates to @mkraju that Minority Leader McCarthy should not become speaker should Republicans take the majority, as he should not be third in line to the Presidency, given his rhetoric surrounding January 6th. pic.twitter.com/OAwRiDXF4p
— Morgan Rimmer (@morgan_rimmer) July 21, 2021
Liz Cheney defends Pelosi booting Banks & Jordan from the 1/6 committee:
"She rejected 2. One who may be a material witness to events that lead to that day… the other who disqualified himself by his comments over the last 24 hours demonstrating he's not taking this seriously" pic.twitter.com/OqhHLQyOvI
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 21, 2021
PELOSI’s response to McCarthy saying she’s playing politics. “Perhaps you mistake me for somebody who would care about that.”
(@LisaDNews asked the question)
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 21, 2021