Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dana Perino: bin Laden Not Mastermind behind 9/11


Mastermind? Architect? Who the hell cares?

Osama bin Laden is the man most associated with 9/11 and that has been the case since 9/11/01 and, yet, 'til this day, the FBI doesn't have the evidence to officially charge him with the events of 9/11.

Hell, as far as we know, he could be living next door to Rumsfeld or in a Cheney-type undisclosed location in the N.E. mountain cave system.

On 7th Anniversary Of Attacks, White House Claims Bin Laden Was Not The ‘Mastermind’ of Sept. 11»

Tomorrow marks the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In a press conference today, a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Dana Perino about the administration’s ongoing efforts to find Osama bin Laden, calling him the “mastermind” of 9/11. Perino interrupted the reporter, claiming bin Laden was not the true “mastermind” of the attacks:

Q But Osama bin Laden is the one that — you keep talking about his lieutenants, and, yes, they are very important, but Osama bin Laden was the mastermind of 9/11

PERINO: No, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was the mastermind of 9/11, and he’s sitting in jail right now.

Perino seems to be attempting to justify the White House’s failure to catch bin Laden by suggesting he was not the “mastermind.” But in September 2006, former press secretary Tony Snow stated:

Osama bin Laden, mastermind of September 11th, the person that many people talk about and still have concerns about, calls this fight, the fight in Iraq, “the third world war.”

While Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has admitted to being the “architect” of 9/11, bin Laden was not inconsequential; he approved and executed the attacks. KSM in fact, brought the idea to bin Laden, who according to the 9/11 Commission, “wanted to hit the White House, Pentagon and U.S. Capitol,” not just the World Trade Center.

Perino suggested that it would take “superpowers” to catch bin Laden. “So there are human limitations to any — this is not the movies, we don’t have superpowers,” she said. It didn’t, however, take “superpowers” to capture bin Laden at Tora Bora in late 2001, where he escaped in part because of a lack of troops.

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madrascat said...

Does anyone have tape of Bush and Giuliani's joint news conference after 9-11 when Bush promised to bring those evil ones responsible to justice? If so, I wish you would post it to YouTube. I remember Giuliani looking grief-stricken, but Bush - Bush looked like the cat that ate the canary, with his now-famous smirk poorly concealed. I remember having a sickening thought - HE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS! It was too terible to contemplate, and besides, I thought, one would have to have the unquestioning loyalty of young Arab males willing to conduct a suicide mission at one's bidding to pull off something like that, and he obviously doesn't have.

Of course, I didn't realize at the time that his family and Bin Laden's family (who does have the unquestioning loyalty of young Arab males) were tight buddies! Nor had at that time the allegations been made by Bush's own cabinet members that attacking Iraq was from day one his number one priority, and the only question was how to sell it to the American people. Nor had the video by Architects and Engineers for Truth yet been made, showing pretty irrefutable evidence that the destruction of the WTC towers was not the result of the planes that hit them, but instead a planned demolition by expertly placed explosive charges.

So here's one possible explanation of the events that have transpired since Bush took office (and if it sickens you to consider it, let me just say that it does me, also, but I don't believe the only evil people in the world live in other countries). So here's how it unfolds: An unspeakably horrible attack on the WTC is perpetrated by Arabs, which gives the administration the basis for demonizing all Muslims, and a pretext for invading Iraq. The real reason we may never know, but we do for sure know it had absolutely nothing to do with any of the reasons Bush sold to America and our allies. Those were all bold-faced lies. I'm thinking maybe it had something to do with getting even with Saddam for voiding all of the oil contracts Bush and his friends had previously so immensely enjoyed, and especially with getting them reinstated, but I'm just guessing here. It's possible that it had more to do with the limitless potential for shameful war-time profiteering by Cheney and his "former" company and anyone else willing to pay big bucks for a no-bid contract, but I tend to think that was just a huge fringe benefit. We can see, however, that Bush has enjoyed very much the title of "War-time President", (he can not even speak the words with out grinning with glee) and certainly has turned the situation to his best political advantage.

But I digress. So the World Trade Center is destroyed, followed shortly thereafter by a bio-terror Anthrax attack which really whips the country into a patriotic, paranoid frenzy (and which we now know was a home-grown attack, the man charged with this terrible deed currently being too dead to defend himself, but that's another story). Bin Laden is made the fall guy with the promise that he will never be found. Bush and Bin Laden both consolidate their power with their respective constituents. We make a show of searching for Bin Laden in Afghanistan and actually have him in our sites at one point, but he gets away, and we quickly turn our attention to our real objective - Iraq. In a matter of a few weeks, we find Saddam Hussein hiding in a cave, throw him in jail and before you know it, he's tried, convicted and executed. BUT - seven years later we still "can't find" Bin Laden. So far, so good.

But now it gets sticky. Bush is about to leave office, (barring another terrorist attack which renders it unsafe to hold elections). Bin Laden could be in deep caca, as both of the presidential hopefuls have vowed to find him and execute him. This makes Bush's old family friends, the Bin Ladens, nervous and very unhappy. So a few months before leaving office, Bush once again cranks up his propaganda machine, this time to minimize Bin Laden's involvement in the WTC attack, claiming instead that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (who unfortunately for him doesn't have the good fortune of being one of Bush's close friends) actually was the mastermind and, thankfully for us, this evil one is in jail. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

I don't know if this is an accurate assessment, but one thing we know for sure is, Bush and Cheney are professional liars and thieves and nothing they say has any credence with any thinking person in America or any other country. I do believe, however, that Bin Laden was not the mastermind behind 9-11 and I fervently hope the next administration will make it a priority to find out who really was and bring them to justice.

Pelican693 said...

I, too, would hope against hope that the next administration will go to all lengths to see that the criminals in the current, illegitimate administration will be held to the fullest account of the law, both constitutional and international.

I would not, however, hold my breath.