Greetings, readers. This new blog will be host to lots of well-considered opinions. Now, down to business.
The new Bin Laden Audio:
I’ll start with some context. I think we all can agree that what Americans believe about the authenticity of certain audio and video tapes is extremely important.
What Americans believe about terrorists, their motivation, their allegiance, their ideology is a fulcrum for controlling public opinion. People’s beliefs about minutea of intelligence are extremely politically significant.
We must not let propagandists control the narrative of the significant and very recent historical terrorist events.
The Niger Forgery, The August 6th PDB, Zarqawi’s audio releases and written correspondances, Osama’s latest audio tapes, aluminum tubes, white phosphorus, Nick Berg beheading, Jessica Lynch, Abu Ghraib, and events like “Mission Accomplished” or US forces surrenduring Fallujah to the insurgents(Bush’s order) before invading Fallujah a second time. This stuff really happened, and this is where the rubber meets the road, politically.
Think about what the Bush cabal has accomplished with their talking points refering to Al Qaeda audio tapes and letters. In people’s minds, they’ve tied the iraq insurgency to Al Qaeda. Now with the most recent audio tape, they’ve tied American liberal ideology to Al Qaeda, in the minds of many.
All of this is based on the assumption that the voice in the audio clip really belongs to Osama Bin Laden. I don’t think this is a safe assumption to make.
So Al Jazeera put it on their website. So the mainstream media trusts the government-approved source. I don’t.
I still remember the Niger Forgery, the Zawahiri/Zarqawi letter, Colin Powell jiggling his little vial of fake WMDs in front of the United Nations. Last but not least, who can forget how Bush went from warning of a specific nuclear threat, to unspecified Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs, and finally to Weapons of Mass Destruction Related Program Activities (WMDRPAs)?
Alright, I’ll just come out and say it bluntly. I strongly believe the last audio release allegedly from Osama Bin Laden is a fake. I don’t believe that Zarqawi is alive and terrorizing Iraq. I believe all the audio clips attributed to Zarqawi are fake. I believe the Zarqawi/Zawahiri letter was fake. I believe Zarqawi is a construct of a Bush-Cabal psyop.
Notice how the unverifiable audio tapes and letters (red) conveniently link everything together (Figure 1). Notice the Republican talking points embedded in the fake al qaeda messages: The fake Zarqawi audio and forged letter ties the Iraq insurgency to Al Qaeda. The fake Bin Laden audio ties Bin Laden to Zarqawi and Bin Laden to the American left.
If there are no links between the fake intelligence (red) and Al Qaeda (orange), (Figure 2) what do you have? A picture emerges which is much less favorable to the Bush Administration. In fact, it’s downright dangerous. Al Qaeda has no direct links to the Iraqi insurgency. Bin Laden is not starting a book club. Bin Laden has no ideological affinity for liberal Americans. However, the Administration is left connected to a lot of fake intelligence.
The Bush cabal is fighting for their lives – not just their political lives. They are desperate to avoid being tried for corruption, treason and war crimes.
I’m not one of those conspiracy theorists that believes they put explosives in the towers. That is ridiculous. But where were the fighters which patrol the eastern seaboard on September 11th? And was the wreckage of flight 93 really scattered over miles? Why did the administration resist the post 9/11 investigations?
Some propose a theory of deliberate negligence of security on the part of the Bush administration before 9/11. They had lots of warnings. The august 6th Presidential Daily Briefing, among other explicit warnings and signals.
Richard Clarke essentially told us that neglect for security against terrorism was an established pattern of behavior before 9/11. Well they’re still adamant about neglecting security today, even while they’re inciting more hatred of the US with the war in Iraq.
Everyone agrees that another terror attack on US could benefit George Bush Jr. politically. The WTC attacks pushed his approval rating to their peak. Does that mean he wouldn’t mind if we got attacked again? Personally, I won’t rule that out.
I wonder if Markos Moulitsas would think I’m a conspiracy nut. I wonder what he believes regarding the authenticity of these audio releases. I’d love to know what ‘conspiracy theories’ top liberal bloggers like Kos, Atrios and C&L consider credible and which they rule out.
On a side note: Am I going crazy, or did Atrios, Georgia10 of DKos, John Amato of C&L all make references to the new audio allegedly released by Osama Bin Laden as if they assumed it was real? I’ve been searching the archives but I’m not finding what I remember reading on the first pass.
Did they quickly amend their blog-posts or am I just full of crap? If they did, I’m glad because they might suspect that Osama Bin Laden’s liberal-book-flogging audio clip is fake and also that Zarqawi is a hoax.