Archive for the ‘Terrorism’ Category

Back in Time: Post 9-11, 2001

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Two time machine moments I came across in Glenn Greenwald’s column today…

1) American Enterprise Institute blames Iraq for 9-11 (on September 13, 2001) in the pages of the Wall Street Journal:

Whether Osama bin Laden was involved in Tuesday’s terrorist assault remains to be seen. Yet if that proves to be so, it is extremely unlikely that he acted on his own. It is far more likely that he operated in conjunction with a state–the state with which the U.S. remains at war, namely Iraq.

First, bin Laden’s Afghan-based al-Qaeda organization does not really have the organizational capabilities to carry out such well-coordinated attacks. Someone had to understand how to smuggle weapons through U.S. airport security and which airports and airlines to choose. The hijacked planes were flown by terrorists as they crashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. Where did these pilots come from?

 

2) McCain fingered Iraq for the Anthrax attacks on October 13, 2008:

Rachel Ray: Chef. Celeb. Terrorist?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

If you need further proof that the “war on terrorism” propaganda has turned some people’s brains to mush…

O.K., Michelle Maulkin’s intellectual capacity was suspect before this, but WOW!

Video: Ron Paul’s Press Conference

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Here is Ron Paul’s press conference from yesterday:

Afterwords he spoke with Jerome Armstrong and David All of Dome Nation:

Is Malkin a 9-11 Truther?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

I was hoping we were done with this… but people are still talking about it.

Instead of debating Ron Paul on the issues - such as the role our failed foreign policy played in creating the conditions for 9-11 - some would prefer to attack Paul using guilt by (distant) association and innuendo. And the main attack dog on this issue is Michelle Malkin. So here’s an idea, let’s take a look at Michelle’s writings and see if she is a truther.
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ALERT: Ron Paul on C-SPAN

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Right now he is giving a speech on foreign policy and civil liberties.

View now on C-SPAN.org

Bin Laden Expert: Ron Paul is Correct

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Michael Scheuer probably knows what motivates islamic terrorists (particularly Bin Laden) better than anyone in the United States. The 22-year veteran of the CIA is the former head analyst at the CIA’s Bin Laden unit.

Scheuer recently told Anti-War radio the following:

“I thought Mr. Paul captured it the other night exactly correctly. This war is dangerous to America because it’s based, not on gender equality, as Mr. Giuliani suggested, or any other kind of freedom, but simply because of what we do in the Islamic World – because ‘we’re over there,’ basically, as Mr. Paul said in the debate.”

I also recently heard a retired three star Army general say the same thing. When I get the audio or a transcript, I’ll post it.

BTW, this is yet another expert (and a Republican-leaning expert at that) saying that Paul is right, Giuliani is wrong. So we’re still waiting for an apology Rudy!

Malkin’s Smear

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

Over at Hit & Run David Weigel debunks Michelle Malkin’s attempt to attack Ron Paul as someone who thinks that 9/11 was an inside job.

Finally in a third update Weigel gets to key point:

As the thread continues to grow, probably worth pointing out that Paul has already named the culprits behind the 9/11 attacks. He did so at the GOP debate.

Have you ever read the reasons they attacked us? They attack us because we’ve been over there; we’ve been bombing Iraq for 10 years.

In other words, Al Qaeda did it. Osama bin Laden did it. Paul’s view is incompatible with the idea that “9/11 was a self-inflicted wound” or the towers came down in controlled demolitions.

Maybe someone should remind Malkin that she only felt the need to smear Paul in the first place was Paul’s statement that a decade of bad Middle East policy created the climate that led Al Qaeda to attack us. That statement precludes Ron Paul from believing that 9-11 was an inside job.

Hopefully, this particular smear has run its course.

CNN Late Edition

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

By the way, Free Century wants to know which news network is treating Ron Paul the fairest (maybe he means just the least unfair). You can vote here.