TBR News – November 4, 2005
“The upper echelons of the Bush Administration are now in a state of numb terror over the arrest of I. Lewis Libby. This is not because he might implicate Karl Rove, the President’s indispensable political advisor but because of something much more dangerous to the entire Administration. Last weekend, I went sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with an old friend of mine, now a senior U.S. military officer who serves in Washington in an elevated position. Out on the water, away from possible snoopers, he told me something that is more incredible, yet believable, than anything the nutty bloggers can come up with.
It seems that the Bush Administration, at its highest levels, to include the following people in specific but not in general (aides, assistants, family members and so on):
Richard Cheney, U.S. VP
Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
John Ashcroft, U.S. AG
Lt.Gen Michael V. Hayden, USAF, Director of NSA
George Tenet, DCI
The fact is that since early 2001, U.S. Intelligence organs, and through them, the White House, were specifically put on notice that Arab/Muslim militants planned a reprise of the earlier attack on the WTC in New York. Some of this information was vague but some, most especially the Israeli Mossad material, was very specific
. Attacks would be launched by hijacked aircraft, not only against the symbolic WTC but on specific Washington targets.
The Mossad’s information, based on their infiltration of the Arab groups involved, was most specific and, as the date for the attack firmed up, very, very specific. Also, similar information,, of lesser importance and specificity, came from the German BND, the French, Russian and even the Moroccan governments.
The National Security Agency in Maryland was reading the cell phone and other message forms of the perpetrators up until the last minute. It is a matter of fact that in spite of this flood of reliable input, the Bush Administration did absolutely nothing at all in the way of warning the FAA or the military units designated to protect certain important American targets
. Ashcroft refused to fly on any commercial aircraft after April, 2001 and the Pentagon would not permit its senior officers and bureaucrats to do likewise.
On the day of the attack, Bush and his top staff flew to Florida to establish an alibi. The President and his party went to a black grammar school in Sarasota, Florida, accompanied by a number of television cameramen, to establish an airtight alibi and waited out the attack.
Far too many too officials, considered to be loyal to Bush, were, and are, aware of this ploy and the deadly fear is that Libby, who was in the know, or others, might blab to special prosecutor, Fitzgerald. Whoever appointed this man to investigate the leaks in the Plame case will no doubt be severely punished, if the others survive.
What Fitzgerald knows, is speculation. He has a tight control over his office and no information is ever leaked. This is why Bush is disintegrating daily and Cheney is now a prime candidate for what might well prove to be the last of a string of serious heart attacks.
These people believed their own lies and their arrogant hubris has kept them from realizing that the best way to keep a secret is to tell no one else and the second best way is to tell only a very few and very trusted people. Trusted people who tell aides, wives, lovers or others so weaken the line of control that exposure is inevitable.
Look at it this way: The Bush Administration has on its account, all the dead of 9/11, the thousands of dead military personnel, the tens of thousands of badly wounded Americans now recovering from their wounds plus the very large number of slaughtered Iraqi and Afghanistani civilians.
On a sarcastic note, the main diet of these people now is Valium and Capacitate.
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Last updated 07/11/2005