posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 03:18 PM
Maestro Plays Simple Waltz; Shackled Media Manage to Dance Along
Jamey Hecht, PhD
There's a very troubling aspect of Clarke's testimonies that can and should be questioned. He maintains that he had repeatedly urged, both in the
Clinton and Bush administrations, that direct action be taken to destroy Al Qaeda and the Taliban. But there is abundant evidence that Clarke's plans
had been listened to and implemented. A great many publications, from the Indian magazine, “India Reacts” (June 26, 2001) to the BBC's George Arney
(Sept. 18, 2001) to authors Jean Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquié “Bin Laden the Forbidden Truth” documented clearly that plans and staging for a
US military invasion of Afghanistan in October of 2001 were in place and being pursued long before 9/11. It is absurd to think Clarke didn't know of
this. It was, in fact, common knowledge in the region. US special operations troop deployments in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan through 2000 and early
2001 belie Clarke's assertions that nothing was being done.
It was the fact of these preparations that gave weight to Forbidden Truth's allegations that an ultimatum was delivered to the Taliban by a group
called the 6+2 in the fall of 2001 (before the attacks),”Either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we will bury you in a carpet of bombs.”
Their goal: to secure pipeline routes intended to bring Turkmeni natural gas to market and supply and Enron-owned power plant in India and to
“monetize' what were then hoped for large oil reserves in the Caspian Sea basin. As FTW has repeatedly reported, drilling operations in Kazakhstan
from 2000 through 2002 showed that the Caspian reserves just weren't there in the quantities hoped for.
Well, I don't know how many people on this board beleive what Richard Clarke's knowledge is about the governments forknowledge of 9/11 but I'm
still confused as to which side he really is on. It is clear that for those who believe 9/11 was a cover-up, Clarke doesn't fully expose the
government and the Bush Administration. He puts some truths in his book but leaves other truths out.
[edit on 30-8-2004 by mrmulder]