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Richard Clark: What His Book Really Says

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posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 03:47 PM
On his website, (From the Wilderness) Mike Ruppert has an excellent analysis of Richard Clark's motives for writing his book "Against All Enemies." It pretty much nails it.

Richard Clarke's Orchestra:

Maestro Plays Simple Waltz; Shackled Media Manage to Dance Along


Jamey Hecht, PhD

© Copyright 2004, From The Wilderness Publications, All Rights Reserved. May be reprinted, distributed or posted on an Internet web site for non-profit purposes only.

[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.

Ultimately, we are left to answer a deeper question. How much truth does Richard Clarke actually wish to tell? Can we assume that his motives are entirely pure? Or is he, to one extent or another, still protecting some of the deepest secrets of a system which raised him and in which he still hopes to function? Either way, Clarke has left a lot of meat on the table to work with. -- MCR]


[Edited on 19-09-2003 by EastCoastKid]

[Edited on 19-09-2003 by EastCoastKid]

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[Edited on 14-4-2004 by Banshee]


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