Outdated intelligence yet again used by Bush regime
The Bush regime has only one card left to create public insecurity and hope that the people of the USA vote for the devil they know rather than Kerry, who, although he is an expert on National Security, is painted as a soft option by the Republicans.
What could be worse than a clique of pathological liars? After Colin Powell lied through his teeth at the United Nations building, when he presented his magnificent intelligence about Iraq s WMD programme, complete with satellite photographs with labels and arrows, which in the event was based on an eleven-year-old paper lifted from the Internet, now Washington launches an alert based on evidence which could be as much as four years out of date.
Financial institutions were put on alert yesterday after it was claimed that Al Qaeda was planning an attack on Washington and possibly London, based on e-mails found on the computer of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, arrested in Pakistan last week, who is wanted in connection with the bombing of US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
However, security officials were baffled as to why such a high state of alert was proclaimed since there was no specific or direct evidence whatsoever that an attack was imminent. The New York Times and Washington Post have quoted intelligence officers who stated that there was no concrete evidence of attacks and that much of the content of the latest scare could
be from before September 11th.
In the United Kingdom, the Home Office stated that the e-mails did not constitute a direct threat to Britain and the opposition Conservative Party has requested the government of Tony Blair to put forth a specific statement on the nature of the threat.
Generations of British and US citizens were brought up to believe that their governments were telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. What comes out of Washington and London these days, however, is lies, more lies and yet more lies.
Would anyone trust George W. Bush with their pension fund?