Crimes of the State
Replete with naval analogies,
Wayne Madsen (a former Navy officer and NSA employee during the Iran
Contra years) relays an uncorroborated charge -- I repeat this is uncorroborated
-- about the bombing of the USS Cole:
"The former CIA
agent who worked with the FBIs Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York
and New Jersey stated that the USS Cole was hit by a specially-configured
Popeye cruise missile launched from an Israeli Dolphin-class submarine.
Israeli tests of the missile in May 2000 in the waters off Sri Lanka demonstrated
it could hit a target 930 miles away. The ex-CIA agent also stated that Ambassador
Bodine threw (FBI investigator) John ONeill and his team out of Yemen
lest their investigation began uncovering evidence that the Cole was not blown
up by an explosive-laden boat but by an Israeli cruise missile.
The former CIA agent
said the reason for the Israeli attack was to further galvanize U.S. public
opinion against both Al Qaeda and the Democrats in the weeks prior to the
2000 presidential elections. The Bush-Cheney team could blame the Democrats
for not taking the Al Qaeda threat seriously. However, this is exactly the
tact the Bush administration took after taking office: failure to support
the CIA-FBIs Alex Station, pressuring John ONeill and other agents
like Minneapolis agent Coleen Rowley and others across the nation who detected
activity involving Arab flight students, and pulling the plug on a major data
mining operation directed against Al Qaeda code named Able Danger, which was
being jointly run by the DIA and the Special Operations Command. "
the Baffles for 911, By Wayne Madsen
The article is a must-read,with
many tangents and details about the real "Al Qaeda" as opposed to
the myth we are hammered with on corporate media.
the piece concerns John O'Neil and his thwarted investigations of "Al Qaeda."
not permitted to interview Yemenis who witnessed the Cole explosion. ONeill
was not permitted to examine the hat worn by one of the bombers in the boat
nor was he allowed to examine the harbor sludge for evidence.
ONeill was soon
pulled out of Yemen and Bodine refused him and his team permission to re-enter
the country. ONeill was getting too close to something. In February,
2001, after Yemens Interior Minister Hussein Mohammed Arab made a statement
that there was no evidence linking the Cole bombing to Al Qaeda ("Investigations
have not so far proved, either to us or to the Americans, any link between
Osama bin Laden and the Cole bombing."), the Bush administration showed
no desire to find out who actually bombed the ship. They were too busy clearing
the baffles for the Iraq invasion and their other agendas. "
While unconfirmed, the
evidence seems to fit the pattern described by Madsen, and numerous others.
Remember also Israel's unprovoked attack on the USS
Liberty (there's a metaphor for you).
Let us not forget several
thiings about Israeli tactics:
1) "By Way
of Deception Thou Shalt Do War" - this is the Mossad's motto, as relayed
by former Mossad agent Victor
2) Israelis have
repeatedly carried out "false flag" terrorist operations that target
civilians and lay blame upon their enemies. See: The
Lavon Affiar where Israeli agents blew up even United States buildings
in Egypt, and Ostrovsky, in his book, tells of a German nightclub bombing
in 1986 that Mossad engineered to appear as if the Libyans had executed it.
This "false flag" pattern is preferred by covert terror agencies.
It's how immoral leaders terrorize their populations in order to launch aggressive
wars of choice.
3) The US has
conspired wtih Israel on many occasions. Simply sending Israel multiple
billions of dollars worth of weaponry and aid per year without cease is
a fleecing of US taxpayers. The United States has a long history of blocking
United Nations punitive resolutions against illegal Israeli acts in Palestine.
4) The "new
Pearl Harbor" mode is one that benefits Israel as well as it does
its neo-con architects such as Richard Perle and Douglas Feith, who have worked
of the Israeli government while plotting to hijack the American one. The
Lawrence Franklin / AIPAC spy
case is just one of many such operations.
In closing, here is some
direct evidence that the Israeli government was "recruiting
Al Qaeda fighters," purportedly on behalf of Osama bin Laden
(story was even covered
in Israel). This is what modern covert terror looks like. Get used to it, and
get a handle on it. Who benefits? Who has the capability to pull it off? Who
has a pattern of doing the exact same thing?
And now on to Britain's