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Monday, August 27, 2012

Criminal Incompetence And Ass-Covering By The Bush Administration

On this eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, we would like to take a look back at what went wrong.

While the Bush administration tried to make its response to 9/11 its crowning achievement, the truth is that they acted with criminal incompetence and ass-covering.

(1) The U.S. is at least partly responsible for creating Al Qaeda. For example, Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser admitted [13] on CNN that we organized and supported Bin Laden and the other originators of “Al Qaeda” in the 1970s [14] to fight the Soviets.

Professor of strategy at the Naval War College and former National Security Agency intelligence analyst and counterintelligence officer John R. Schindler documents, the U.S. supported Bin Laden and other Al Qaeda terrorists in Bosnia [15].

(2) The chair of the 9/11 Commission said that the attack was preventable [16]. It is thoroughly-documented that an attack such as 9/11 was entirely foreseeable [17]. Specifically, Al Qaeda flying planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon was something which American military and intelligence services - and our allies - knew could happen [18].

(3) U.S. intelligence services have repeatedly infiltrated Al Qaeda and related groups, but then idiotically failed to stop them. For example - as the New York Times [19], CBS News [20] and others reported - the FBI informant involved in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center begged the FBI to substitute fake bomb power for real explosives, but his FBI handler moronically let real explosives be used.

Similarly - as reported by Newsweek [21], the New York Times [22] and others - an FBI informant hosted and rented a room to 2 of the 9/11 hijackers while they were in the U.S., but then stupidly failed to stop them.

Indeed, former counter-terrorism boss Richard Clarke theorizes [23] that top CIA brass tried to recruit the hijackers and turn them to our side, but were unsuccessful. And – when they realized had failed – they covered up their tracks so that the FBI would not investigate their illegal CIA activities , “malfeasance and misfeasance”, on U.S. soil.

In other words, our intelligence services' attempts to infiltrate and work with people inside of terrorist cells was horribly botched; and they did a horrible job of stopping terrorist attacks once they were set in motion.



Anonymous said...

Charter and Clinton bear the responsibility according to this article!
Bush inherited it from the Democrats!

Anonymous said...

Who is Charter? Why do we always point the finger of blame, true or not, instead of just fixing what is broken?

I don't care who started what, when and how.

I care about who stops it. Can we focus on that for a change?

Anonymous said...

blahh blahh this is all been said before... Countries have always supported shady groups to achieve different foreign policy goals.

ExSPD192 said...

This idiot is just trying to stir up the old "Blame Bush" BS to deflect the attention of the media and the public from the current Conservative Wave of victory.

Anonymous said...

the man has been out of office for over 3 1/2 years and obama and those carrying water for him are still blaming Bush to take attention from the 5h!TTY job obama is doing. what a bunch of wining crying loser babies. why don't you jerks stop drinking the kool-aid, put down your crackpipes and pay attention to what is going on around you then STFU!!!