The Al Qaeda Exaggeration

via NO QUARTER by Larry Johnson on 11/23/07

The foreign fighter and Iranian myths blew up in the Bush Administration’s face in a big way this week. Despite repeated declarations over the last year that the violence racking Iraq is the result of Al Qaeda operations and influence and Iranian meddling, the facts on the ground do not support these claims. The U.S. Army confirmed this week that the foreign fighters constitute a small fraction of the insurgent activity and that most of insurgent activity is the handiwork of Iraqi Sunnis. The New York Time’s Richard Oppel wrote:

The . . . insurgency in Iraq remains both overwhelmingly Iraqi and Sunni. American officials now estimate that the flow of foreign fighters was 80 to 110 per month during the first half of this year and about 60 per month during the summer. The numbers fell sharply in October to no more than 40, partly as a result of the Sinjar raid, the American officials say.

Oppel’s article contains three critical facts: (more…)

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On the CIA coke trail: Doubtful doings in Delaware

Many thanks must go to my readers, who have done some remarkably good Sherlock Holmesing while attempting to solve the strange case of the cocaine-laden crashed jet with the CIA history. (Here and here and here.) Now I must play the part of Dr. Watson, as I recount the sleuthing done by others — although, as you will see, I’ve done some additional detective work on my own.
And guess which other noteworthy organization used that address?
Al Qaeda.
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Are the American People Foolish Enough to Fall for This

Thanks to a conniving media, Yes!

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Latest Bin Laden Video Is a Forgery: All References to Current Events Are Made During Video Freeze

by George Maschke
Sun Sep 9th, 2007 at 06:10:31 AM EST

Osama Bin Laden’s widely publicized video address to the American people has a peculiarity that casts serious doubt on its authenticity: the video freezes at about 1 minute and 36 seconds, and motion only resumes again at 12:30. The video then freezes again at 14:02 remains frozen until the end. All references to current events, such as the 62nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan, and Sarkozy and Brown being the leaders of France and the UK, respectively, occur when the video is frozen! The words spoken when the video is in motion contain no references to contemporary events and could have been (and likely were) made before the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

The audio track does appear to be in the voice of a single speaker. What I suspect was done is that an older, unreleased video was dubbed over for this release, with the video frozen when the audio track departed from that of the original video.

The video may be downloaded as a 677 mb MPEG file here.

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Related news from Newsmax.com:
(more deception…)

1. Is Bin Laden Looking to ‘72’

Is there any method to bin Laden’s madness?

After years of not being seen in public, he is apparently surfacing on the eve of the 6th anniversary of his Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Intelligence agencies have stated that Islamic terrorists like to mark anniversaries with attacks. As religious fundamentalists, they may even be motivated by Islam’s interest in numbers or numerology.

While the number 6 has little religious significance for Islamics, this Sept. 11 will mark an important number: 72.

That’s 72 months since the 9/11 strikes of 2001.

Could there be significance in that number?

We did some research on Islamic numerology and found that, indeed, 72 is a very significant number in Muslim culture:

  • The Prophet Muhammad predicted that after his death, Islam would divide into 72 factions.
  • According to the Koran, Allah has 72 angels guarding his throne.
  • The warriors of Islam are rewarded with 72 “perpetual virgins” in paradise.
  • At the important battle of Karbala in the year 680, tradition holds that there were 72 martyr-heroes fighting in the name of Husayn ibn Ali, Muhammad’s grandson, against a much larger force under the Umayyad caliph.

Could it be that al-Qaida has been preparing a major operation to commemorate the 72-month anniversary of 9/11?

Curiously, the number 72 figures prominently elsewhere. The Shemhamphorasch — which has many alternate spellings — is an epithet for a 72-letter name of God derived by medieval kabbalists from the Book of Exodus, by reading the letters of three verses in a specific order.

Another number significant to Muslims is “7.” The Koran contains approximately 25 references to seven, including the seven heavens and the seven periods of creation. The number is thought to be directly linked to the power of the divine, and figures into Islamic art, folklore, literature and rituals.

The date of the bombings in the London transit system was July 7, 2005 — or 7/7.

Are the American People Foolish Enough to Fall for This

Thanks to a conniving media, Yes!

Booman Tribune ~ A Progressive Community

Latest Bin Laden Video Is a Forgery: All References to Current Events Are Made During Video Freeze

by George Maschke
Sun Sep 9th, 2007 at 06:10:31 AM EST

Osama Bin Laden’s widely publicized video address to the American people has a peculiarity that casts serious doubt on its authenticity: the video freezes at about 1 minute and 36 seconds, and motion only resumes again at 12:30. The video then freezes again at 14:02 remains frozen until the end. All references to current events, such as the 62nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan, and Sarkozy and Brown being the leaders of France and the UK, respectively, occur when the video is frozen! The words spoken when the video is in motion contain no references to contemporary events and could have been (and likely were) made before the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

The audio track does appear to be in the voice of a single speaker. What I suspect was done is that an older, unreleased video was dubbed over for this release, with the video frozen when the audio track departed from that of the original video.

The video may be downloaded as a 677 mb MPEG file here.

——————————————————————–
Related news from Newsmax.com:
(more deception…)

1. Is Bin Laden Looking to ‘72’

Is there any method to bin Laden’s madness?

After years of not being seen in public, he is apparently surfacing on the eve of the 6th anniversary of his Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Intelligence agencies have stated that Islamic terrorists like to mark anniversaries with attacks. As religious fundamentalists, they may even be motivated by Islam’s interest in numbers or numerology.

While the number 6 has little religious significance for Islamics, this Sept. 11 will mark an important number: 72.

That’s 72 months since the 9/11 strikes of 2001.

Could there be significance in that number?

We did some research on Islamic numerology and found that, indeed, 72 is a very significant number in Muslim culture:

  • The Prophet Muhammad predicted that after his death, Islam would divide into 72 factions.
  • According to the Koran, Allah has 72 angels guarding his throne.
  • The warriors of Islam are rewarded with 72 “perpetual virgins” in paradise.
  • At the important battle of Karbala in the year 680, tradition holds that there were 72 martyr-heroes fighting in the name of Husayn ibn Ali, Muhammad’s grandson, against a much larger force under the Umayyad caliph.

Could it be that al-Qaida has been preparing a major operation to commemorate the 72-month anniversary of 9/11?

Curiously, the number 72 figures prominently elsewhere. The Shemhamphorasch — which has many alternate spellings — is an epithet for a 72-letter name of God derived by medieval kabbalists from the Book of Exodus, by reading the letters of three verses in a specific order.

Another number significant to Muslims is “7.” The Koran contains approximately 25 references to seven, including the seven heavens and the seven periods of creation. The number is thought to be directly linked to the power of the divine, and figures into Islamic art, folklore, literature and rituals.

The date of the bombings in the London transit system was July 7, 2005 — or 7/7.

Terror! (Updated)

Update 7/12/07

clipped from www.americablog.com


Military spokesman absolutely wrong about al Qaeda in Iraq

[NOTE FROM JOHN: AJ is a former Department of Defense civilian Intelligence Officer who was decorated for his recent civilian service in Iraq.]
The Post reports that the chief spokesman for the U.S. military yesterday called al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) “the principal threat” to Iraqis.
This is, quite simply, completely and totally false.
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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Boogeyman, or men

A White House aide, quoted from a Wall Street Journal politics blog post about why Bush mentions al Qaeda so much these days —

It’s a name that really resonates, like the boogeyman,

They’re rarely so explicit that treating the populace like scared children is part of the strategy.

UPDATE: Here’s the dictionary definition

an imaginary evil character of supernatural powers, esp. a mythical hobgoblin supposed to carry off naughty children

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7/11/07

Senior U.S. intelligence officials tell ABC News new intelligence suggests a small al Qaeda cell is on its way to the United States, or may already be here.

You mean THESE “Al Qaeda?” (nudge nudge wink wink)

Remember in summer 2001, when the media was constantly running stories about Osama bin Laden, “pre-selling” the designated villain prior to the attacks? This feels the same. – M. R.

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Terror! (Updated)

Update 7/12/07

clipped from www.americablog.com


Military spokesman absolutely wrong about al Qaeda in Iraq

[NOTE FROM JOHN: AJ is a former Department of Defense civilian Intelligence Officer who was decorated for his recent civilian service in Iraq.]
The Post reports that the chief spokesman for the U.S. military yesterday called al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) “the principal threat” to Iraqis.
This is, quite simply, completely and totally false.
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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Boogeyman, or men

A White House aide, quoted from a Wall Street Journal politics blog post about why Bush mentions al Qaeda so much these days —

It’s a name that really resonates, like the boogeyman,

They’re rarely so explicit that treating the populace like scared children is part of the strategy.

UPDATE: Here’s the dictionary definition

an imaginary evil character of supernatural powers, esp. a mythical hobgoblin supposed to carry off naughty children

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7/11/07

Senior U.S. intelligence officials tell ABC News new intelligence suggests a small al Qaeda cell is on its way to the United States, or may already be here.

You mean THESE “Al Qaeda?” (nudge nudge wink wink)

Remember in summer 2001, when the media was constantly running stories about Osama bin Laden, “pre-selling” the designated villain prior to the attacks? This feels the same. – M. R.

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Hooey Alert!!!!! (Updated)

Update 7/10/07

Ibrahim of the July 21 plot and Khan of the July 7 plot.
Were the two London Bomb plots linked and were both plots organised by MI5 (in order to discredit Moslems and justify interventions in Moslem countries)?
Were Ibrahim (July 21 plot) and Khan (July 7 plot) controlled by MI5?
“The (July 21 London Bomb plot) trial heard that (Muktar Said) Ibrahim – described as the ringleader of the July 21 plot – had spent two months in Pakistan at the same time as Mohammed Siddique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer, two of the July 7 bombers.” – ( Three found guilty over July 21 bomb plot Terror threat to … )
Why was Ibrahim given a British passport?
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Update 7/9/07

Interpol: UK Not Sharing Terror Info

LONDON — The head of Interpol said Monday that Britain’s anti-terrorist efforts are “in the wrong century,” pointing out that authorities in London had not shared any information from the investigation of three failed car bomb attacks and had not made good use of a passport database.

“My view is that the U.K.’s anti-terrorist effort is in the wrong century,” Noble said.

“He is a very patient man … obviously he has a lot of questions” about what is happening to him, Russo told Australian Broadcasting Corp. television.

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Update 7/8/07

Glasgow: The MI5/CIA Extremists Behind the Bombing

AC Note: When the intelligence apparats in the US and UK quietly shephard in the muslim patsies, they enter the country on visas handed out by agents of the clandestine services.
The immigrants are monitored and psychologically evaluated, a few are singled out for the patsy role … then manipulated, given funds and perks and new friends to indoctrinate them, urge them to violent speech and action and a generic terror plot. When they bite, federal agents hammer them and cry “bin Laden.”
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Update 7/6/07

clipped from www.msnbc.msn.com

FBI: Motives of alleged Miami plotters differed

Some accused of planning to bomb Sears Tower bewildered by police action

MIAMI – Statements given to the FBI by six of the seven men accused of plotting to destroy Chicago’s Sears Tower and other buildings indicate that some didn’t believe the talk of joining up with al-Qaida and others were motivated by money rather than Islamic radicalism.

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Update 7/6/07

clipped from www.ft.com

Al-Qaeda linked to operations from Iran

Evidence that Iranian territory is being used as a base by al-Qaeda to help in terrorist operations in Iraq and elsewhere is growing, say western officials.

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It’s Al-Qaeda USA!!!!!!

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Goldman Sachs targeted with death threats

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Terrorist Threats to Goldman Sachs And Financial Threats From Within

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Update 7/5/07

clipped from www.nytimes.com

“Would you have paid your last rent check knowing you were going to kill yourself?” he asked.

London Bombers Sped to Glasgow, Authorities Say

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Glasgow airport bombers left suicide note

These Islamikaze’s are doing everything possible to distance themselves from your typical suicide bomber.

I wouldn’t be surprised if al-Qaeda issues a press release begging everyone to stop associating these guys with them because it is causing them great embarrassmen t.

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Exclusive: U.K. Terror Plot — Why the Bombs Failed

The London bomb plot allegedly planned by a cell of doctors failed early last Friday morning because a medical syringe used as part of the firing mechanism caused a malfunction, ABC News has learned.

According to nonclassified documents reviewed by ABC News, and confirmed by multiple sources, both mobile telephones initiated firing mechanisms rigged inside a Mercedes E 300 parked several yards from the front door of Tiger Tiger nightclub failed despite multiple calls to the cell phones designed to remotely trigger the devices.

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OK, boys, we are scaring the British public pretty well, what do we have for the Yanks?

clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk

45 Muslim doctors planned US terror raids

Cyber-terrorists: Tariq Daour, Younis Tsouli and Waseem Mughal
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Update 7/4/07

clipped from www.theage.com.au

Doctor’s family explains plane ticket, SIM card

The family says that Dr Haneef, who left England for Australia
last September, gave the SIM card for his mobile phone contract to
fellow doctor Sabeel Ahmed. Ahmed, who has been in custody in
Liverpool since Sunday, in relation to the two attacks, has been
described as Dr Haneef’s roommate — but the family says Ahmed
is his uncle.

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Doctor’s family explains plane ticket, SIM card

The family says that Dr Haneef, who left England for Australia
last September, gave the SIM card for his mobile phone contract to
fellow doctor Sabeel Ahmed. Ahmed, who has been in custody in
Liverpool since Sunday, in relation to the two attacks, has been
described as Dr Haneef’s roommate — but the family says Ahmed
is his uncle.

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HERO CABBIE: I KICKED BURNING TERRORIST SO HARD IN BALLS THAT I TORE A TENDON

A HERO cabbie who took on the Glasgow Airport terror suspects told yesterday how he booted one of them in the privates.

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Dumb “al-Qaeda” Doctors

If we believe the corporate media, the dark under current of Islamic extremism, and that of the “al-Qaeda” database, is so strong it was able to sweep up promising neurologist Mohammed Asha, who became a would-be terrorist apparently more adept at brain surgery than cooking up bombs.

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‘al-Qaeda’ puts on big shoes, red nose, takes custard pie

Analysis The “car bomber” hysteria gripping much of the British and international media over the weekend has had a bucket of cold water from the Reg already, but just one bucket doesn’t seem enough for this kind of outbreak.

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The AP provides the sugar to make the bad medicine (“fear the Islamic MDs”) go down:

Terror plot: Why would doctors be involved?

The public often is shocked to see that doctors — the world’s healers — can become militants or even terrorist killers.

But some experts believe it is part of a trend in which wealthy families educate their sons well, and those sons sometimes become radical and have the education needed to become leaders.

“People often assume that terrorists are poor, disadvantaged people who are brainwashed or need the money. But the ones who actually perpetrate violence without handlers and manipulation are highly intelligent by necessity,” said Magnus Ranstorp, a terrorism expert at the Swedish National Defense College in Stockholm.

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'Those Who Cure You Will Kill You'

An Anglican churchman working in Iraq says he may have been given a chilling warning about the London and Glasgow terror attacks over two months ago.

Full Story

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Update 7/3/07

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Latest British “Terrorists” Were Incompetent Morons

I know that London’s subways and buses were effectively attacked by “serious” terrorists in July 2005. I know Madrid’s subway was horrifically attacked in March 2004. I’m not going to argue that there is no legitimate terrorist threat or that we don’t need to worry or take preemptive action.

If you want to load up another “test” Mercedes with the identical contents and actually successfully set it on fire, I will volunteer to sit fifty feet away from it in a lawn chair, wearing nothing but shorts and a T-shirt, and safely watch you destroy your car by fire. That’s about all that would have happened. Watch this:

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7/3/07

clipped from news.sky.com

‘Same Men Behind Attacks’

The attempted attacks on London’s West End and Glasgow airport were allegedly carried out by the same men, Sky sources say.

“We have had it confirmed by sources that the two men who attempted to bomb London, it would appear, are the same two people who allegedly attempted to bomb Glasgow airport,” said Marshall.

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