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al-Qaeda to Bush: You Suck! Try Another Line of Work!

The BBC reports that Ayman al-Zawahiri, believed to be second-in-command of the infamous supposedly-Islamic-extremist-but-actually-not-really-associated-by-virtue-with-Islam-in-any-way terror network, has said in a newly released video that US President George Bush is a “liar” and a failure at his own ‘War on Terror.’

So they know about November in the mountains of Pakistan too, I presume.

I don’t want to create any sort of impression that I place much value on what these goons have to say, but I will observe that, on logical grounds, it’s mighty hard to disagree with them on this one! So saith the Senate Intelligence Committee, so saith al-Qaeda. When those two institutions agree, I’d say we need a new navigator!

Chris Wallace deals a low blow to Clinton the other day by reverently citing Binladen’s statement that withdrawal from Somalia “showed the weakness of US troops.” We’ll see if my good friends at FOX are so straightforward in their interpretation of this latest edict.

This will be old news to some of you guys, but if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in for a treat. Grab some popcorn.

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  1. Bluebear2 said, on 10/1/06 at 5:03 pm

    What if the Bush administration is actually having Ayman al-Zawahiri come out with, this at this time, so that Bush can once again raise our fear level and assert
    his “tough on terror” mantra to drum up repub points in the election?

  2. tellitlikeitis said, on 10/1/06 at 5:32 pm

    Have you looked into a career in the public relations industry? You’ve got the eye for it. :-)
    It’s a big ‘what if,’ but it certainly warrants a certain degree of consideration. I’m inclined to think of it in terms of a market. Say, from the perspective of the Pentagon and the White House et al, there’s a need for this kind of raffle. Well, the supply is plentiful. We know that. So when political conditions arise in which more of the raffle would be helpful, the valve is opened a little. And then at other times, a large volume of this crap might be harmful, might somehow show weakness or the inability of institutions to ‘deal with these guys,’ so to speak. And I think the factors that go into this sort of planning aren’t all bureaucratic or dogmatic, I think there’s a lot of economic manipulation involved because of the very nature of the media corporations: they’re advertiser-funded, of course.
    So there’s no question to me that there is a high degree of probably pretty diffuse, but recognizable, planning that goes into the flow of information. It may be that there is some sort of collusion between the source and the distributor; if not, still, there are definite reasons that we hear about these things at certain times and not at others, or that they are explained in certain ways at some times and differently at others. It’s really creepy to me.

  3. Bluebear2 said, on 10/2/06 at 7:59 pm

    “It’s really creepy to me”

    By golly, I think you’ve got it!

    The manipulation of the Main Stream Media (MSM) is so blatant over the last six years or so. With luck there are a few who are starting to catch on, but others like Fox just march in lock-step with this administration trumoing its causes all the way.

    This is no longer news, this is propaganda.

    I remember when the news meant reporters out there investigating and exposing corruption and crimes in the government.

    Now the big stories are missing girls in Aruba and babies of the movie stars.


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