The latest I’ve learned:
Earlier, I posted this in the open thread at Daily Kos:
Kos, first, thank you for your commitment and this excellent forum you’ve established. Earlier you made a reference to a letter allegedly from Osama Bin Laden. In this letter, the author who may or not not have been Osama Bin Laden, and claims to be Bin Laden, denigrates Bill Clinton as a fornicator.
You made the point that Osama Bin Laden shares his anti-gay, anti-sex ideology with American conservatives, not American liberals. I agree completely with that point, and I think it’s an extremely important point to make. However, I must ask, what are your criteria for discriminating forged Bin Laden letters from real ones?
I’ve been working to clarify my argument for a few days:
All media releases allegedly from Al Qaeda members can be sorted into two categories:
|Verified, Authentic Releases
This type includes videos of sufficient quality and lighting of recognizable faces of known Al Qaeda members with audio which is synched to the lip-movement.In this category, we have:
Conspicuously absent in this category is video of Zarqawi.
From these videos we know:
|Unverifiable, Possibly Inauthentic Releases
This includes all text and audio and videos which do not have sufficient quality, lighting, recognizeable faces of known Al Qaeda members with voice synched to lips.In this category, we have:
From these items, we do not know:
From these items, we do know:
Someone might say “But wait! The CIA can do voice-print analysis!” – My answer: The CIA can, but you can’t. That means you must believe the same CIA in which allowed George Tenet to sit behind Colin Powell, jiggling his little vial of imaginary WMDs.
For that reason, I say all audio is unverifiable to the public. All text is also unverifiable because even though an expert can offer an expert opinion, the public cannot verify and must rely on these experts. That leaves nothing but the video clips.
One very intriguing fact has emerged. There is no verified intelligence that Zarqawi exists or that any known Al Qaeda members claim him as a member of Al Qaeda.
- * Every message allegedly from Zarqawi is audio – not video, therefore, unverifiable. That is very curious.
* There is one notable exception, which is the Nick Berg beheading video allegedly of Zarqawi. In this video, everyone has a mask covering the face except Nick Berg. Also, the guy who is supposed to be Zarqawi doesn’t have a Jordanian accent, plus the audio doesn’t match the video. This is not a video that was created by simply turning on the camera. There was a lot of editing done on the video, much like the Daniel Pearl beheading video.
- Not only is every audio clip, video clip, or letter, which is allegedly from Zarqawi, unverifiable, every instance of Zawahiri or Bin Laden refering to Zarqawi is audio or text, therefore, unverifiable. There is no video of Bin Laden or Zawahiri claiming Zarqawi.
There’s a very striking pattern emerging. If there are any aberrations to the above rules, I’d love to see them.
The ‘evidence’ which the Bush Administration and their supporters rely on most heavily for their rhetoric is completely unverifiable.
This all makes sense if Zarqawi is understood to be a legend concocted by Bush’s psyops team. If the Zarqawi-related intelligence is fake, there is reason to doubt the authenticity of the latest audio clip allegedly from Osama Bin Laden.
The audio clip allegedly from Bin Laden, which Chris Matthews and the corporate-owned, Bush-supporting media have been talking about this week is unverifiable.
Okay, now if we look at the unverifiable, possibly inauthentic releases, you will see that idea that Al Qaeda is leading the Iraq Insurgency is heavily dependent upon the unverifiable information category. Zarqawi is the link, and he only releases audio and text. UNVERIFIABLE AUTHENTICITY!!
The idea that Osama Bin Laden has an affinity for liberal ideology is dependent on unverifiable audio. The recent liberal-book-recommendation audio clip allegedly from Osama Bin Laden is only audio.
Now, if we look only at the verifiable information releases, where is the connection between the Iraq insurgency and Al Qaeda? Where is the connection between Bin Laden and liberal ideology?
The only connections remaining are between the Bush Psyops Cabal and a bunch of easily fabricated audio and text files. The connection is that Bush’s political rhetoric relies heavily on the unverifiable intelligence. He made reference to the Niger forgery, he makes references to Zarqawi, etc.
If we let the Bush cabal create the narrative with fake Al Qaeda messages, it’s as if we’re playing Dungeons and Dragons and we’re letting Karl Rove be the Dungeon Master – dictating the narrative of the game!
That brings me to the next question I want to hear Bush asked:
“Are there any active PSYOPs programs happening within the United States?”