Friday, April 16, 2010

The conspiricist Daily Telegraph

A former bin Laden bodyguard is saying things that would tend to help those interested in covering up the truth about 9/11, as we learn from a recent Daily Telegraph report.

Nasser al Bahri claimed that bin Laden ordered a satellite dish so he could watch the attack on the twin towers, but that the TV signal failed. This of course implies foreknowledge by bin Laden.

The Telegraph made no effort to put the claim in context. Al Bahri was captured in Yemen in 2002 and held under house arrest, giving the CIA details of al Qaeda's inner workings... and apparently becoming a CIA disinformation operative. Much of what he said fits right in with the U.S. government's improbable conspiracy theory.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Contra censorship

Check out my new blog Lifting the veil (see link in sidebar), which is devoted to counteracting press censorship. Plenty of useful links.

As with that blog, I plan to run Google ads on this blog (if Google permits), in order to estimate the degree of censorship of this blog. Also, it should be noted, my expenses are non-zero.

From time to time I will publish items on how the experiment is going.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gates aided fight to save Soviet

Interesting that war controller Dr. Robert M. Gates, a career CIA professional, was a top national security aide to George H.W. Bush, himself a former CIA chief, at the time the Bush White House and Jim Baker's State Department were scrambling in a vain effort to forestall the collapse of the Soviet Union. Interesting that Gates wasn't repulsed and didn't feel a need to step down.

In that period, Gates, who had been nominated to head the CIA in May 1991, was confirmed by the Senate in November 1991, about the time that Boris Yeltsin banned the Communist Party in Russia. Bush administration efforts may have helped in the premature restoration of that party, supposedly in the name of democracy.

Gates headed the CIA into the first Clinton administration at a time the CIA was obstructing implementation of a law passed during the late days of the presidential campaign requiring the CIA to release JFK assassination records.

As CIA chief, Gates apparently was unaware of top-level communist penetration of the agency until a mole-hunting task force eventually bagged Aldrich Ames and his wife. However, the warnings of Soviet moles went back to the days of President Reagan's first CIA head, William Casey (who once worked for a Marxist socialist think tank).

Monday, April 5, 2010

Novak's dark observations

The late Robert D. Novak's memoir is filled with fascinating bits of political and journalistic history.

In "The Prince of Darkness," a sobriquet given him decades ago in part because of his saturnine visage, he tells of earning the wrath of neocon Norman Podhoretz for his column of Sept. 11, 2001, in which he quoted an intelligence outfit that said the state of Israel, whether by design or not, had gained the most that day.

Neocon David Frum later wrote an attack on him, Novak relates, for his opposition to the planned invasion of Iraq. Once the neocons consolidated their takeover of Bill Buckley's National Review, Novak's long association with the conservative journal went dead, he says. In fact, the Israelophiles did everything they could to marginalize him, a tactic that has been used -- not only by neocons and Bushites but by the neocons' strange allies on the hard left -- against all U.S. journalists who have not kowtowed to the official line about 9/11.

Novak also says that neocon Richard Perle made it clear shortly after 9/11 that he saw the attacks as an opportunity to push his hawkish Middle East agenda, with Congress hankering for a strike at any terror-tainted target, guilty of 9/11 or not. Interestingly, Novak relates, Bill Clinton got on famously with now jailed neocon media mogul Conrad Black. Clinton of course has been a major force in 9/11 coverup.

Novak is one of the few American journalists to point out that George H.W. Bush and his secretary of state, Jim Baker, frantically maneuvered to save Soviet communism, arguing that a Russia under Yeltsin would be incapable of safeguarding the Red nuclear arsenal.

(All my comments here should be read in light of the fact that I was compelled to use a doctored copy planted by some peculiar group. See post below.)