Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Cockburn’

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Crime and Punishment

Harpers is now a disgrace, pretending to investigate while providing only Andrew Cockburn’s opinion into the glaring Treason at CIA:

“The degree of cumulative incompetence was breathtaking.”

No. It wasn’t. It wasn’t incompetence at all, and that is a propaganda meme to deflect attention from the CRIMINALITY. The CIA allowed Al Qaeda terrorists into the country and shielded them from discovery for 16 months. Orders from the White House went to FBI that they had to back off from investigating Saudis.

“Most egregiously, the CIA had been well aware that two known Al Qaeda operatives, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, were en route to the United States, but the agency had refused to tell the FBI.”

They also refused to round them up while pretending to warn the Bush White House of “spectacular attacks.” Andrew Cockburn is a gullible fool and unable to comment seriously on the subject. You can’t hide the perpetrators from arrest while warning they will attack. How much cognitive dissonance can he expect people to entertain? Cockburn parrots the CIA’s own talking points, its “plausible deniability” machinations rather than challenging them.

Thanks to a combination of court decisions, congressional action, and the disclosure of long-sequestered government records, it appears increasingly likely that our supposed friend and peerless weapons customer will finally face its accusers in court.

Mr. Gullibility doesn’t comprehend that bringing down the Saudis brings down the CIA that allowed them to operate inside the USA. His spin does more damage than good.

The “incompetence” is from simplistic journalists, whom the CIA plays like a Mighty Wurlitzer. Cockburn is peddling a lie that was discredited by 2005 and that Richard Clarke no longer even believes:

There’s plenty of “incompetence,” but it’s primarily in the corporate media which tightly controls what can and cannot be said.

I should compile a list for Andrew Cockburn of 20 relevant facts that he is blissfully unaware of. He apparently lives in a world where the CIA cannot be accused of wrongdoing, and his bias had preordained the conclusion “incompetence,” not Treason. In his world the CIA didn’t blow Kennedy’s head off in broad daylight, rewrite history, and cover it up for 54 years ongoing…

 

 

 

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Cockburn gets the red carpet at Harpers and Democracy Now to blame the Saudis and ignore US official Treason.

 It’s not “incompetence” when you do it on purpose, Andrew. This is outrageous manipulation:

“The degree of cumulative incompetence was breathtaking. Most egregiously, the CIA had been well aware that two known Al Qaeda operatives, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, were en route to the United States, but the agency had refused to tell the FBI. The FBI, meanwhile, had multiple reports in its San Diego office on locally based Saudis suspected of terrorist associations, but failed to take action.”

They didn’t “fail.” They were ordered not to take action.

That is TREASON.

The bullshit “incopetence theory” of CIA behavior does not pass the laugh test. It must be thoroughly discredited, as I have been doing here for years.

America’s Willful Negligence Concerning the 9/11 Attacks

CIA was hiding known Al Qaeda terrorists inside the USA for 16 months while it SIMULTANEOUSLY pretended to warn the White House about “spectacular attacks” that were imminent. So the 50-60 CIA officers who knew about the Al Qaeda cell were allegedly so “incompetent” that they couldn’t simply get them arrested!

No. CIA sided with terrorists instead of with US law enforcement, which is not all that difficult to get in touch with. That’s what really happened. The Saudi angle is the B plot.