Over the last four years, our stalwart leadership, led by George W. Bush and personified by Attorney General Ashcroft, Governor Ridge of the Homeland Security people and FBI Director Mueller have been issuing periodical, dreadful warnings to the American people about imminent attacks by Arab terrorists.
They manage to get onto all the major networks with their serious messages of impending doom. Always, we are told, very important information has been uncovered by our ever-vigilant protectors which clearly indicates an attack on various targets within days. After terrifying the American public repeatedly, these dimwits have always been proven wrong. There are no attacks because there never were any attacks being planned.
Our intelligence agencies are utterly useless. In spite of a great deal of genuinely serious material about real attacks, they did absolutely nothing at all. As if to make up for their criminal stupidity, they now seem to delight in issuing solemn ‘terror alerts’ on a regular basis.
It has now reached the point where no one with an IQ larger than his hat size believes them.
Usually these fabricated warnings come just before a certain bill comes up for a vote in Congress or a Presidential election is looming and either needs to be enhanced or, even worse, cancelled.
Our heroic and protective President is so terrified of a genuine attack that he spends very little time in the White House and when he does, at the first indication of a small aircraft straying inside the Forbidden Zone, he frantically races down to the White House bunker and locks himself in.
Vice President Cheney, on the other hand, doesn’t panic and run screaming to a bunker. He already lives in a bunker on a daily basis, only venturing out when he absolutely has to.
This manifestation of determined bravery should be a beacon to the rest of the country when Bush’s mouthpieces loudly proclaim that only Bush, the Anointed of God, is keeping America safe from attacks. Insofar as his ability to protect anyone from danger, Bush is as useless as tits on a boar pig but in spite of this, there are still many who tremble with awe when he mangles the English language on his occasional staged, well-rehearsed press conferences.
October 11: The FBI warned of imminent terrorist attacks in the United States “in the next several days”. Of course there was no indication of when or where these attacks would occur. There were no attacks.
October 29: The Administration warned of plans to strike the United States “in the next week.” No specifics such as dates or targets were given. There were no attacks.
December 3: Governor Ridge, Director of Homeland Security, warns that terrorist strikes “could happen within the next few weeks,” possibly connected with the Muslim religious festival of Ramadan. There were no attacks.
January 17: Attorney General Ashcroft warns that suicide attacks “might be expected because of confidential information” the U.S. government had received. No dates or places were given. Nothing more was ever heard about the “confidential information.” There were no attacks.
February 10: The FBI warned there was a threat of “imminent attacks on the United States that might happen as early as February 12.” There were no attacks.
March 27: The Government issued a warning that American citizens in four Italian cities “would be attacked on Easter Sunday.” There were no attacks.
May 19: Vice President Cheney states that he is “certain of new attacks against the United States”.There were no attacks.
May 21: The FBI warned of imminent threat of “attacks against the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty”. There were no attacks.
September 10: The Government raised the National Alert Level to orange stating that there would be “strikes against American sites on the anniversary of the September 11 attack”. Air patrols were instituted and access to government buildings was prohibited. There were no attacks.
February 8: Governor Ridge and Attorney General Ashcroft established a high National Terror Alert, claiming they had “evidence that terrorists would attack American hotels and apartment buildings.” There were no attacks.
March 17. National Alert Level raised to orange. No reasons are given. There were no attacks.
March 18. The Arizona National Guard was alerted and sent to an Arizona nuclear plant because “an attack by al Queada agents was imminent”. There was no attack.
December 21: Governor Ridge raised alert levels and warns that the” threat of imminent attack is now the most serious since 2001”. There was no attack.
April 2: The Administration warns about “pending terrorist attacks on buses and trains”. There were no attacks.
May 26. Attorney General Ashcroft and FBI Director Mueller warn of a “plane attack inside the United States” and that terrorists “were poised for an immediate attack”. There was no attack.
August 1: Governor Ridge raises the alert level to orange, claiming knowledge of plots against US financial institutions. It was later discovered that his “knowledge” was four years old and very unspecific. There was no attack.
Comment: Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.
And speaking of fake warnings, here is a nice new story from the main line media just in time to aid the Bush election.
FBI Warns That al-Qaida Could Use Helicopters, Limousines to Launch Attacks in United States
The Associated Press – Aug. 9, 2004
WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida may attempt to launch attacks in U.S. cities using helicopters or rented limousines packed with explosives as weapons, the FBI said in two nationwide bulletins.
Terror operatives could attempt to hijack commercial, charter or tourist helicopter flights and use them in suicide attacks against buildings, parades or sporting events, said one of the intelligence bulletins obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
Helicopters and limousines could both help terrorists get closer to targeted buildings, the FBI warnings said. The warnings were sent Friday night by the FBI and the Homeland Security Department to 18,000 state and local law enforcement agencies, other government officials and private groups.
Although the Bush administration’s recent heightened terror alert was confined to financial institutions in New York, Newark, N.J., and Washington, the FBI said al-Qaida was interested in using helicopters to attack “any densely populated area of symbolic, economic or financial importance” in the United States.
The other bulletin warns that al-Qaida has frequently used rented cars and trucks for bomb attacks in the past including the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center and may do so again.
Limousines, the FBI said, could be especially useful to terrorists because they are larger than regular cars and might draw less suspicion than trucks.
“Limousines often convey an impression of authority or prestige, which may facilitate their access to specific locations in a building or a facility denied to the general public,” the FBI bulletin said.
The FBI says it has no credible, specific evidence about the method, timing or location of any al-Qaida attack inside the United States. But the bulletins come amid a steady stream of intelligence indicating that the terror group intends to strike in the months leading to the Nov. 2 presidential election.
The FBI bulletins were also issued after arrests in Pakistan and Britain of several key al-Qaida operatives and the seizure of computers, computer files and other evidence. U.S. officials say they are hopeful that this lode of information might be critical to disruption of plots that may be in the final stages.
On the helicopter leads, the FBI says it has information that indicates al-Qaida operatives have considered using helicopters packed with explosives in an unspecified attack.
Helicopters might also be used to spread chemical or biological agents in the ventilation systems of high-rise buildings, the FBI bulletin said.
“Terrorists may view helicopters as an attractive weapon due to their maneuverability and nonthreatening appearance when flying at low altitudes,” the FBI said.
Police around the country are being urged by the FBI to pay extra attention to commercial and private helicopter operations and schools. The businesses also are warned to be alert to anyone with undue interest in helicopter payloads and security procedures and to set up screening and identification procedures for passengers and cargo.
Metal detectors also are suggested for screening of helicopter passengers to discourage them from “carrying weapons or dangerous items on board charter or tour helicopters,” the FBI said.
Vigilance also is being urged for car and truck rental companies, particularly for any activities suggesting that customers may be involved in preparations for an upcoming attack. These include:
Customers who give vague or unverifiable information, or who insist on paying in cash.
Inquiries about whether vehicles can be modified to carry heavier loads or increased fuel.
Questions about a limousine’s exact length, height or interior volume.
Customers who appear to have “burns or chemical exposure symptoms” and who provide vague or illogical explanations about the injuries.
People who make suspicious attempts to get a job at a vehicle rental agency.
And yet another urgent warning from an Admistration- friendly paper along with our comments:
by Bill Gertz, — The Washington Times August 11, 2004
WASHINGTON- U.S. intelligence officials say a high-profile political assassination, triggered by the public release of a new message from Osama bin Laden, will lead off the next major al Qaeda terrorist attack, The Washington Times has learned. (Has learned from whom? The White House?)
The assassination plan is among new details of al Qaeda plots disclosed by U.S. officials familiar with intelligence reports who, speaking on condition of anonymity, (Naturally speaking off the record. If they went on the record, we would know who they are) said the killing could be carried out against a U.S. or foreign leader either in the United States or abroad. (Or maybe against a Bulgarian diplomat or a Korean cab driver. Perhaps in Singapore or even Ecuador!)
The officials mentioned Saudi Arabia and Yemen, two nations that are working with the United States in the battle against al Qaeda, as likely locales for the opening assassination. (There are strong and this time authentic indications from Very Important Administration Experts speaking on the condition of anonymity, that the Wahhabists are planning a putsch against the Saudi Royal family and the establishment of a religious government in Saudi Arabia.)
The planning for the attacks to follow involves “multiple targets in multiple venues” across the United States, one official said. (“An official?” What kind of an “official?” A local postal employee? A janitor at the Pentagon? One of the odious Bush twins? This sounds so important but is actually useless insofar as accurate reportage is concerned.)
Regarding the new bin Laden message, the officials said there are intelligence reports, some of them sketchy, that a new tape from the al Qaeda leader will surface soon. (“Sketchy?” and “surface soon?” Wonderful! This will surface when some Arab-speaking CIA employee gets around to recording it.)
The new details of al Qaeda’s plans were found on a laptop computer belonging to arrested al Qaeda operative Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan of Pakistan. (Wouldn’t be more exciting to say that the laptop was actually that of bin Ladin himself and found in the men’s room of a Pakistani railroad station by ever-vigilant CIA agents? Where and when was this “laptop” found? Again, nothing factual but it sounds important, doesn’t it?)
“We’re talking about planning at the screwdriver level,” one official said. “It is very detailed.” (Yet another “official”! Is this the same anonymous one who found the laptop? When was this found? Two years ago? Yesterday? Probably on the day the laptop was programmed for the use of intelligence agency that “discovered it.”)
Khan was arrested July 13 in Lahore, Pakistan, along with Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a Tanzanian who was indicted in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa and was on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists. U.S. and allied counterterrorism officials are pursuing leads on other terrorists based on the data from Khan’s seized laptop. At least one arrest in Britain has been made so far, and others are expected, the officials said. (An arrest in Britain as corroboration for the latest fiction has no validity. Tony Blair, who gives sycophancy a very bad name, also conspired to “authenticate” the badly-forged Yellowcake Uranium fiction and his people would have no trouble confirming one of their suspects “was involved in this dastardly plot.” Two months later, or better still, after the election, it will emerge that the Arab informant was actually a laundromat employee with a severe psychological problem but the obedient American media will conveniently bury this back with the truss ads on the last page of the classified sections.)
Additionally, U.S. intelligence officials said they think that several al Qaeda terrorists already in the United States are part of the plot, although their identities and locations are not known. (This paragraph contains one major error. It states that unnamed U.S. intelligence officials actually think! None of them were thinking about the flood of timely and authentic warnings pouring into U.S. Intelligence Officials plush offices before the 9/11 attacks. It’s amazing how the forthcoming election sharpens the acuity of official Washington. It might have been better if U.S. Intelligence officials had at least attempted to prevent the coming terror attack instead of inventing fairy stories designed to terrify American voters into voting Bush back for four more disastrous years.)
The targets, in addition to the financial institutions in New York, Washington and Newark, N.J., that have been the subject of public warnings, include such economic-related targets as oil and gas facilities with a view toward disrupting the November election. (Ergo, let us just postpone the elections, permit Bush to remain as President until some vague time in the future when he can be appointed Führer-for-Life by the few fanatical Republican legislators surviving a purge.)
“The goal of the next attack is twofold: to damage the U.S. economy and to undermine the U.S. election,” the official said. “The view of al Qaeda is ‘anybody but Bush.’ ” (‘Anybody but Bush” is a wonderful concept. It should be obvious to anybody but a Bush supporter that an alQaeda attack prior to the election would absolutely guarantee a Bush reelection victory. The only person who would benefit from another explosive outrage, aside from morticians and reporters, would be the RNC and George Bush. No one outside the United States, with the sole exception of Sharon and Blair, want Bush reelected and that includes the Muslim world. Bush’s vicious harassment of Muslims both inside and outside of the United States has made him both feared and loathed by a very large segment of the world’s population, very many members of which are not Muslim at all.)
The officials also said the terrorist group has begun using female members for preattack surveillance and possibly as suicide bombers, thinking that women will have an easier time getting past security checkpoints at airports, borders and ports.
The al Qaeda attack plans call for bombings using trucks and cars, and hijacked aircraft, including commercial airliners and helicopters.
“There is a particular concern that chemical trucks will be used,” one official said. (Why not include attack rats, poison gas armed attack-trained hummingbirds, anthrax-laden beagles, refuse trucks filled with nerve gas, skate boards equipped with surface-to-surface missiles, bicycle messengers with limburger cheese spreaders in their saddlebags and fake school busses stuffed with hydrogen bombs?)
Regarding the new bin Laden message, the officials said there are intelligence reports, some of them sketchy, that a new tape from the al Qaeda leader will surface soon. (We are waiting with baited breath. No doubt the trained media will report that the elusive bin Laden claims he is going to ruin the elections and guarantee the Bush dynasty another four years in dreadful power. The television networks, especially the rabid right FOX network – will show fuzzy and inaudible footage with voice overs claming to be bin Laden threatening to kill all the virgins in the United States. Both of them.)
In the past, video and audio messages by bin Laden or his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, were broadcast days or weeks before an attack, the officials said . (Oddly enough, we always hear about these audio and video messages sometime after someone puts a small pipe bomb under the gate post of the U.S. Consulate in Karachi at the request of FOX News, never before.)
“The message likely will be the signal for the attack to be launched,” one official said.
A second U.S. official said one intelligence agency was aware of unconfirmed reports of a new bin Laden tape. (Now we have a second unnamed and otherwise unidentified ‘official.’)
“There may be such a tape, but it hasn’t surfaced and we haven’t seen it,” this official said. (Obviously, that’s because it’s still in production.)
Bin Laden last released a taped message in April. The CIA said that the audiotape probably was the voice of bin Laden and that the mention of the March 11 Madrid train bombings shows that the tape was current.
That tape offered a “truce” for any European state that pledged to stop attacking Muslims and end cooperation with the United States.
Contrary to what some Democratic critics of the Bush administration have said, intelligence officials said the new details of al Qaeda planning were obtained from the Khan laptop. The terrorist group was in the process of updating older attack plans, the officials said.
On Aug. 2, the Bush administration raised the terrorism threat level from “elevated” to “high” for five finance-related sites in the District, New York and New Jersey, based on the intelligence in Khan’s computer, as well as other intelligence. (Yes, we know all about the raised terror alert. Odd that it never happened for the Democratic National Convention, a week earlier but just in time for Bush to make a dramatic entrance at the Republican Convention, dressed in an Air Force National Guard uniform and carrying an automatic Army rifle. “I am protecting America!” he will scream as the hall erupts in chants of “Bush for Führer! God Loves Republicans! And Kill the unbelievers!”)
Frances Townsend, a White House homeland-security adviser, said Sunday that the government has received a steady “stream” of intelligence indicating that an al Qaeda attack is planned.
“What we know now that we didn’t know six months ago is that they’ve done a good deal of planning and surveillance work to accomplish that goal,” she said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” (Again we make reference to the genuine, as opposed to the fake, warnings received by the same agencies long before the 9/11 attack. Nothing was done about these either because Bush and his trained dwarves were too stupid to know and too lazy to care, or, and more believable, the attack was eagerly awaited so as to project Bush as a “fighting wartime leader and protector of the soaring eagle” as well as Protector of the huge Iraqi oil fields.)
Comment: The Washiington Times is owned by the Reverend Moon who was recently crowned Emperor of the World in the presence of members of the United States Congress in the Capitol Building. Further comments on the accuracy or motives of this paper are unnecessary. Aside from drooling Bush supporters, is the American public expected to believe these things? Next, we can expect a solemn warning from Ashcroft or Ridge about fanatical Arabs seizing the QE2 and blowing it up right next to the Republican Convention Headquarters. Bush, at least, won’t make such statements because he is spaced out on tranquilizers and hiding in his bunker with Jerry Falwell for company. It’s truly amazing that American intelligence suddenly seems to be in possession of reams of “secret reports” and “terrorist plans” to promote their political agendas but in the months, and weeks, leading up to 9/11, even larger reams of actual, factual input were completely ignored. Either our guardians are candidates for the Special Olympics or someone highly placed wanted the attack to happen. Further, the rantings about non-existent “terrorist attacks” are designed solely to either drum up support for ‘Bush-As-Our-Protector’ propaganda or the not-so-clever groundwork for stopping the elections and establishing a Hitlerian dictatorship.