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Gotcha! (Ken Timmerman interviewed on assassination of Imad Mugniyeh)
Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2/14/2008 | Jamie Glazov

Posted on 02/14/2008 12:20:53 PM PST by Ooh-Ah

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Kenneth R. Timmerman, the New York Times bestselling author of Countdown to Crisis, The French Betrayal of America, Preachers of Hate: Islam and the War on America, and Death Lobby: How the West Armed Iraq. In 2006 he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his groundbreaking reporting on Iran ’s nuclear weapons program. He is the author of the new book, Shadow Warriors: The Untold Story of Traitors, Saboteurs, and the Party of Surrender.



FP: Kenneth R. Timmerman, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

Timmerman: It’s my pleasure, Jamie.

FP: Thank you for joining us today to discuss the assassination of Imad Mugniyeh, one of the most wanted terrorists in the world, in Damascus on Tuesday. Give us the background on this guy. Aside from al Qaeda, no one else surpasses him in responsibility for American deaths right?

Timmerman: That’s right. Before 9/11, Mugniyeh was the world’s most wanted terrorist, for the simple reason that he had killed more Americans than anyone else. The CIA has said he was behind the April 1983 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people. Later that year, he orchestrated the bombing of a U.S. military barracks in Beirut that killed 241 U.S. Marines. The very next year, he kidnapped, tortured, and murdered the CIA station chief in Beirut, William Buckley, and carried out another attack on the U.S. embassy in Beirut. In 1985, he hijacked TWA flight 847 in a famous standoff in Beirut, where he and his accomplices brutally murdered U.S. Navy diver Robbie Stethem and threw his body out onto the tarmac. He kidnapped reporter Terry Anderson and others in Lebanon, then moved to Argentina in the 1990s, car-bombing the Israeli embassy there in 1992 and the AMIA Jewish center in 1994. And that’s just his more famous attacks.

FP: How would you categorize this man?

Timmerman: He is a serial killer. One of my sources, a former Iranian intelligence officer who knew Mugniyeh, told me that he just liked the smell of blood. For the Muslim feast of Aid al-Fitr, Mugniyeh used to personally slaughter the lamb his family would eat, smearing himself and his children with the blood. I tell all of these stories and more in my 2005 book, Countdown to Crisis: the Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran.

FP: Sure enough, for the jihadists, as with leftist revolutionaries, it is only blood that can redeem the earth.

So who do you think is responsible for Mugniyeh’s killing? What is their motive?

Timmerman: The list of Mugniyeh’s enemies is long. Hezbollah, of course, has accused the Israelis. It won’t be long before they accuse us, too. One of my sources who grew up with Mugniyeh and remains close to his family in Lebanon, told me yesterday morning that Hezbollah surveillance teams picked up the arrival at Beirut airport of an 8-man U.S. paramilitary team just two days before Mugniyeh was killed.

I saw a report just yesterday suggesting that the Rev. Guards lured Mugniyeh into a trap into Damascus, to make sure that he never revealed the extent of his involvement with al Qaeda in the 9//11 plot. This was a secret the Iranians would have liked to ensure that Mugniyeh carried to his grave.

I’ve got news for them, though: the word is out. Just take a look at pages 240-241 of the 9/11 commission report, which describes in elusive terms the travel of eight to ten of the “muscle” hijackers in and out of Iran in the company of a “senior Hezbollah operative.” That operative was none other than Imad Mugniyeh.

FP: In other words, you are saying that Mugniyeh was involved with the 9/11 terror attack and so was Iran - and the Iranians might have very well killed him so that the full extent of their own involvement would not become known.

Timmerman: There is absolutely no doubt that Mugniyeh and his masters in Iran were directly and materially involved in the 9/11 plot.

First, there is the evidence discovered very late in the day by the 9/11 Commission, which I describe in detail in Countdown to Crisis. What is astonishing is that this information has not been widely publicized. I spoke again just yesterday with one of the top investigators involved in reviewing the highly-classified U.S. intelligence reports on Mugniyeh’s involvement in convoying 9/11 hijackers in and out of Iran prior to 9/11. He was astonished when I told him that few people were yet aware of this. “That’s like saying you didn’t know that Jesse James was a crook,” he said.

The Iranians were TERRIFIED on the day of 9/11 and for the next month that the United States would “connect the dots” and discover their involvement to the 9/11 plot, as I reported in Countdown to Crisis.

Senior Iranian government officials were making desperate phone calls to relatives in the United States, asking them to rent apartments for family members so they could get out of Tehran before what they assumed would be a massive retaliatory U.S. military strike.

Of course, as we know now, that U.S. retaliatory strike never occurred – because the CIA and other U.S. government agencies succeeded in burying the information they had collected (or the case of our technical agencies, that they had siphoned up).

I believe when Americans realize the full extent of the Iranian government involvement in the 9/11 plot, they will demand action from their president – no matter what party affiliation that president may have.

FP:
The French and the Saudis, who are supposed to be our “allies,” are known for having not cooperated in key instances of catching this terrorist, right?

Timmerman: Correct. Mugniyeh was photographed arriving at Orly airport in 1985 a few months after the FBI had identified his fingerprints in the rear lavatory of TWA 847, the plane he had hijacked to Beirut. They asked the French to arrest him, but the French government refused, fearing Hezbollah retaliation in the way of bombs in the streets of Paris – not an unreasonable fear, by the way. (I lived in Paris at the time and Hezbollah did this kind of thing periodically).

To their credit, the French leaked the photographs they took of Mugniyeh to the news media – actually, to me. I distributed them internationally through my newsletter, Middle East Defense News (MEDNEWS). Those photos are in the appendix of my book, and also can be found in nearly every publication that has ever run a photo of Mugniyeh.

In 1995, the CIA got word that Mugniyeh was flying into Saudi Arabia and asked the Saudi government to detain him on the ground. Again, fearful of retaliation, the Saudis told the captain he couldn’t land. In 1996, a similar incident happened in Qatar: hot intelligence, transmitted to the local authorities – then nothing.

FP: What ramifications does this assassination have for Hezbollah? For Lebanon? For the terror war in general? There will be retaliation won’t there?

Timmerman: Hezbollah is no longer a small gang of bang-men and two-bit thugs, but a world class terror operation with extraordinarily good intelligence, state-of-the-art communications, and networks spanning the globe. Hezbollah always retaliates when one of their men gets whacked. And with the exception of their top leader, Hassan Nasrallah, no one was more important than Mugniyeh to their organization.

One of my sources, who is close to the top Hezbollah leadership, told me recently that Mugniyeh won the personal loyalty of Hezbollah fighters and the leadership in the early 1990s when he almost single-handedly financed Hezbollah’s operations through drug-smuggling in the tri-state border zone in South America. When Hezbollah would send their fighters to train in Revolutionary Guards camps in Iran, it was Mugniyeh who personally shook their hands and congratulated them on graduation day.

Today, February 14, is the third anniversary of the assassination of Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri, and his supporters are planning a huge demonstration in Beirut. Hezbollah is also planning a huge demonstration, to bury Mugniyeh. The possibility that the two groups could clash is very great. Just the morning of Mugniyeh’s death, a leader of the anti-Syrian coalition, Walid Jumblatt, warned Hezbollah that the coalition would disarm Hezbollah. “If you want war, then we’ll have war,” he said. Things are not going well in Lebanon, and this has just turned up the heat on a pressure-cooker already about to explode.

FP: This is a great day of celebration and joy for Americans, Israelis and all those on the side of freedom, right?

Timmerman: Without any doubt. State Department spokesman Sean Mccormack said it nicely on Wednesday. "The world is a better place without this man in it. One way or the other he was brought to justice." Other U.S. government officials have made similar comments. This is a man who prided himself on never carrying out two terrorist operations that were identical to each other.

Over the years I have gotten to know a number of former Iranian intelligence operatives, and people within Hezbollah and elsewhere who knew him personally. This is a man so utterly evil, and yet so thoroughly respected within his tiny community of evil minds, that I felt I should try to bring him alive as a fictional character, which I did in my recent thriller, Honor Killing, which tells the story of an Iranian plot to bring a nuclear weapon into the United States.

FP: Ken Timmerman, thank you for joining us.

Timmerman: Thank you Jamie.


Jamie Glazov is Frontpage Magazine's managing editor. He holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialty in U.S. and Canadian foreign policy. He edited and wrote the introduction to David Horowitz’s Left Illusions. He is also the co-editor (with David Horowitz) of The Hate America Left and the author of Canadian Policy Toward Khrushchev’s Soviet Union (McGill-Queens University Press, 2002) and 15 Tips on How to be a Good Leftist. To see his previous symposiums, interviews and articles Click Here. Email him at jglazov@rogers.com.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: glazov; hezbollah; israel; mughniyeh; terrorism; timmerman; waronterror

1 posted on 02/14/2008 12:20:57 PM PST by Ooh-Ah
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To: Ooh-Ah

Does anyone know if any reporter has dared ask Obama what he thinks about this assassination?


2 posted on 02/14/2008 12:26:35 PM PST by Ooh-Ah
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To: Ooh-Ah
It won’t be long before they accuse us, too. One of my sources who grew up with Mugniyeh and remains close to his family in Lebanon, told me yesterday morning that Hezbollah surveillance teams picked up the arrival at Beirut airport of an 8-man U.S. paramilitary team just two days before Mugniyeh was killed.

Somehow I don't think our specops boys use the Beirut airport when they travel. But, I really don't know...any comment from the more informed?

3 posted on 02/14/2008 12:47:19 PM PST by crghill (Jacob Harmenszoon is no friend of mine!)
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To: Ooh-Ah
8-man U.S. paramilitary team

I hope it was them.

4 posted on 02/14/2008 12:52:13 PM PST by donna (Hillary prediction: She will get prostate problems and withdraw her candidacy.)
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To: Ooh-Ah
I believe when Americans realize the full extent of the Iranian government involvement in the 9/11 plot, they will demand action from their president – no matter what party affiliation that president may have.

Works for me. Bomb Iran.

5 posted on 02/14/2008 1:27:12 PM PST by agere_contra
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To: crghill
>>> But, I really don't know...any comment from the more informed? <<<

I'm not more informed, but I agree it is unlikely that they arrived by commercial scheduled air.

Maybe one or two of them might have - probably on seperate flights. But I doubt that any commander would risk the whole 8 man mission by sending the team in all together so Hez surveillance could pick them up. Not good tradecraft.

6 posted on 02/14/2008 1:33:04 PM PST by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out Of Qurans)
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To: HardStarboard

index bump


7 posted on 02/14/2008 1:39:04 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Ooh-Ah
First, there is the evidence discovered very late in the day by the 9/11 Commission, which I describe in detail in Countdown to Crisis. What is astonishing is that this information has not been widely publicized.

BUT we are learning everything about steroids & baseball. What are your priorities?

8 posted on 02/14/2008 1:39:28 PM PST by Peelod (I do renounce Hillary! and all her pomps and works.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Rush’s interview with Timmerman in his latest newsletter is chilling, wonderful, just the best. Must buy Shadow Warriors.


9 posted on 02/14/2008 1:40:47 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: bboop; Army Air Corps; jeffers; Dog; shield

I’ll have to go read that.


10 posted on 02/14/2008 1:44:38 PM PST by txhurl
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To: agere_contra

‘they will demand action from their president’ oh and truly, if Obama is Prez, he will retaliate with a mean conference, look straight in their eyes, and ask them PLEASE to not do that again.


11 posted on 02/14/2008 1:44:43 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: crghill

My thought they were there to protect someone once the heat from the rubout got turned up.


12 posted on 02/14/2008 1:49:15 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Chelsea is a liar)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Its coming Ernie...war is a coming.

Timmerman: Hezbollah is no longer a small gang of bang-men and two-bit thugs, but a world class terror operation with extraordinarily good intelligence, state-of-the-art communications, and networks spanning the globe. Hezbollah always retaliates when one of their men gets whacked. And with the exception of their top leader, Hassan Nasrallah, no one was more important than Mugniyeh to their organization.

13 posted on 02/14/2008 1:53:58 PM PST by Dog
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To: Dog

See also KT, radio interview with Tovia Singer, hour 1. www.israelnationalradio.com


14 posted on 02/14/2008 2:14:48 PM PST by blasater1960 ( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Law is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
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To: Ooh-Ah
FP: In other words, you are saying that Mugniyeh was involved with the 9/11 terror attack and so was Iran - and the Iranians might have very well killed him so that the full extent of their own involvement would not become known. Timmerman: There is absolutely no doubt that Mugniyeh and his masters in Iran were directly and materially involved in the 9/11 plot.

Here's a report in a well-respected journal, just 2 months after 9/11:

A Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) officer has reported that a senior HizbAllah figure was involved in the planning of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, and that the man, Imad Fayez Mugniyah, was also a close associate of Osama bin Laden. This lends further credence to reports of the involvement of both Imad Fayez Mugniyah, and to the close operating relationship of the Osama bin Laden organization with HizbAllah . This, by definition, implied an involvement or knowledge of the Iranian Government in the attacks, given the fact that HizbAllah is an Iranian-controlled organization.

SVR Colonel Yuri Perfilev, in an interview published in the Russian periodical Ogonek, edition No. 43, said that he knew "very well" Imad Fayez Mugniyah, a close associate of Osama Bin Laden who organized the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Imad Fayez Mugniyah now heads HizbAllah's foreign operations department, but in the 1980s, according to Perfilev, Mugniyah helped to organize the suicide attacks on the US Marine base in Beirut and the hijacking of a US airliner in 1985.

"Russian SFR Officer Claims to Know a Potentially Key Figure in September 11, 2001 Attacks," Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily, November 1, 2001.
15 posted on 02/14/2008 2:21:52 PM PST by Wallaby (http://headland.blogspot.com/)
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To: blasater1960

I’m listening now...Timmerman coming up....thanks.


16 posted on 02/14/2008 2:36:02 PM PST by Dog
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To: crghill
Somehow I don't think our specops boys use the Beirut airport when they travel

Yea, that struck me as kinda odd too..........

That and the fact that Timmerman is attempting to switch the focus of attention from Iraq's involvement in 9/11 to Iran.

Personally, I don't really care who was at fault, Iraq was the right thing to do and Iran should definitely be the next target. My concern here is Timmerman's attempt to now switch the blame to Iran and profit from his writings...........

Is he right or is he full of baloney? I don't know..........

17 posted on 02/14/2008 3:26:36 PM PST by Hot Tabasco ( Donít go messing with Smokey Taylor. He just bought a whole bunch of fresh ammo.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Personally, I think the right thing to do would have been to remove a few dictators to give the message, “don’t do it”. Then, build an incredibly strong national defense, develop alternative oil sources, outlaw islam and close the boarders. None of our boys need to walk into Iran to get done there what needs to be done. Just my .02 though.


18 posted on 02/14/2008 3:48:45 PM PST by crghill (Jacob Harmenszoon is no friend of mine!)
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To: crghill

Delta guys have flown in and out of Beiruit International. In fact, as soon as I read the referenced quote, Delta was the first group that came to mind. Offhand, I’d say they know their way around Beiruit better than any other US paramilitary organization, given their experience escorting State types from zone to zone.

I don’t see Delta operating in Damascus though. My gut says there’s only one outfit with the numbers, experience and infrastructure necessary to operate covertly and violently there. Starts with an “M”.

;-)


19 posted on 02/14/2008 4:22:49 PM PST by jeffers
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To: Ooh-Ah
There is no way that the Americans have any hand in this.

The American agency are like the Keystone Cops!

Your government is run by bumbling idiots interested in self preservation...just like olmert and his sh*tty corrupt government...

When 3000 Americans were murdered the Americans asked the UN for permission to attack Iraq...????

If the American government was serious about revenge they should have bombed the sh*t out of Iran...Not wait 8 years for Americans to forget about 911...

Go ahead, elect cliton or that piece of garbage obama... what you guys need is massive kick in the ass..maybe than you will wake up from your sleep.

20 posted on 02/14/2008 5:29:29 PM PST by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (911 Republican)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush

I’m sure most Freepers will agree with you.


21 posted on 02/14/2008 5:34:00 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: bboop
its very sad....

But i have a question, the author says that the Iranians killed Imad the murderer because they wanted their involvement in 911 to go to the grave with him...But why 7 years later and not after 911??? I don't get it

22 posted on 02/14/2008 5:41:51 PM PST by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (911 Republican)
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To: bboop
his opinion is about 50% spot on, and 50% rubbish.

But it's a free country ... even if he's not part of it.

23 posted on 02/14/2008 5:44:03 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush

Bush is tying up loose ends at the last minute.

He gave them plenty of time.

They wasted it.


24 posted on 02/14/2008 10:25:56 PM PST by txhurl
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To: jeffers
Any doubt about “Delta Force” using car bombs against terrorist, look at the “el Pepe’s” in Columbia South America that finally to down that top drug king pin during the war on drugs.
25 posted on 02/15/2008 6:26:45 AM PST by paratrooper82 (82 Airborne 1/508th BN "fury from the sky")
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To: BIGLOOK; Grampa Dave

Pingski


26 posted on 02/15/2008 6:42:29 AM PST by ASA Vet
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To: Ooh-Ah

Did we send them First Class or Business Class? I do hope we spent the money and sent them First Class.

“Hezbollah surveillance teams picked up the arrival at Beirut airport of an 8-man U.S. paramilitary team just two days before Mugniyeh was killed.”


27 posted on 02/15/2008 6:55:44 AM PST by ncfool (Savage said that Islam is a Peaceful religion. Your very peaceful after they slit your throat!)
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To: Dog

Who’s program is he on?. did you say Rush?


28 posted on 02/15/2008 6:57:24 AM PST by ncfool (Savage said that Islam is a Peaceful religion. Your very peaceful after they slit your throat!)
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To: AliVeritas; jveritas; DoctorZIn; holdonnow

PING


29 posted on 02/15/2008 7:06:06 AM PST by sono (You fight campaigns with the politicians you have.)
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To: Ooh-Ah
I just posted this :

BBC: Syria 'to name Mughniyeh killer'
BBC ^ | Friday, 15 February 2008, 13:39 GMT | BBC Staff

30 posted on 02/15/2008 8:21:38 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: txflake; sono

That is an excellent interview.


31 posted on 02/15/2008 8:23:46 AM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: bboop

I just finished reading Shadow Warriors - beyond excellent - connected all the dots that I have ever wondered about and much more. Make this the next book you read and then share it with everyone you know.


32 posted on 02/15/2008 8:39:18 AM PST by Sioux-san
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To: ASA Vet
For years I have labeled these Islamofascist scumbags as serial killers, loved by the democrats. It feels good to see someone with a wide following agreeing with me:

FP: How would you categorize this man?

Timmerman: He is a serial killer. One of my sources, a former Iranian intelligence officer who knew Mugniyeh, told me that he just liked the smell of blood. For the Muslim feast of Aid al-Fitr, Mugniyeh used to personally slaughter the lamb his family would eat, smearing himself and his children with the blood. I tell all of these stories and more in my 2005 book, Countdown to Crisis: the Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran.

33 posted on 02/15/2008 9:07:45 AM PST by Grampa Dave ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!"- Jim Robinson, Sept, 30, 2007)
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To: Sioux-san

Me too- I finished it last week. It took me a long time to read it because I would get extremely p-$$ed off after reading about half a chapter. I’d have to put it down cuz my blood pressure got so high my head seemed like it might explode.

I really enjoyed the looks I got from this lib pin head who was sitting next to me on the plane on my vacation trip to Mexico last month. I was reading Timmermans book, he was reading some book about “economic justice for all”. He was not overly friendly to me, I can tell you that. I looked at the cover of his book when he pulled it out and just had to let out a little chuckle........


34 posted on 02/15/2008 9:41:30 AM PST by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: Peelod

That just goes to show just how worthless the Washington politicians are! And people in this country want Obama to be it’s president? How cowardly or stupid are people in this country anyway?


35 posted on 02/15/2008 9:54:46 AM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: Big Red Clay

I was a hard-core masochist when it came to reading Shadow Warriors- finished it in about a week and my rage was very hard to contain. Made me realize that the only way this country has worked is because our leaders wanted it to work. Now the opposite is true. Clinton and Bush I and II with their anti-sovereignty speeches, subordinating the Constitution to the UN and other ‘World’ bodies, plundering our economy, allowing defacto open borders, and working hand in hand with our enemies while crucifying the Patriots - more than one head should be exploding!


36 posted on 02/15/2008 10:41:03 AM PST by Sioux-san
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To: red irish

“And people in this country want Obama to be it’s president? How cowardly or stupid are people in this country anyway?”

Very^2


37 posted on 02/15/2008 11:24:06 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: ASA Vet; Grampa Dave
Hmmmm.....a Whodunit!

CIA? Delta? Seals? Nah.....Car bombs are for amateurs.

Mossad? Nah......they'd want him alive first, dead second.

Putin? Nah.......unless some renegade op went wild, doubtful.

Iran? Possible.....CYA and frame the Israelis.

That leaves one left, possibly two.
38 posted on 02/15/2008 5:52:16 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul politicians. The Ship of State needs a good scrubbing!)
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To: Ooh-Ah

btttt


39 posted on 02/15/2008 5:55:36 PM PST by dennisw (Never bet on Islam!)
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To: BIGLOOK

Inside struggle / job ?


40 posted on 02/15/2008 6:21:15 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Who are the two who would benefit from an escalation of hostilities in the region? Three if Hezbollah killed their own guy but that’s doubtful.
41 posted on 02/15/2008 6:34:29 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul politicians. The Ship of State needs a good scrubbing!)
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To: crghill

Decoys, laying down a red-herring trail.


42 posted on 02/16/2008 10:53:00 PM PST by SatinDoll (Desperately seeking a conservative candidate.)
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To: Ooh-Ah
The Iranians were TERRIFIED on the day of 9/11 and for the next month that the United States would “connect the dots” and discover their involvement to the 9/11 plot, as I reported in Countdown to Crisis.

I see to recall a number of them dancing in the streets.
43 posted on 02/16/2008 10:54:56 PM PST by Zeon Cowboy (Pardon Ramos and Compean NOW! // Worst. Election. Ever.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Saddam Hussein, through the Iraqi embassy in Djkarta, Indonesia, sponsored the 9/11 planning meeting there, held in April 2001. He paid for the hotels, the transportation, “entertainment”, food - everything was organized by the Iraqi government.

Sounds like just about every government in the ME was in on the attack.


44 posted on 02/16/2008 10:58:09 PM PST by SatinDoll (Desperately seeking a conservative candidate.)
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To: SatinDoll

That makes a lot of sense. Thanks!


45 posted on 02/17/2008 4:13:53 AM PST by crghill (Jacob Harmenszoon is no friend of mine!)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush
The American agency are like the Keystone Cops!

Very true, but if we did take out this POS, it was spec ops from the military, so I have no doubt in our ability to do this type of operation.

46 posted on 02/17/2008 4:50:05 AM PST by Popman (Gold Standard: Trying to squeeze a 50 lb economy back into a 5 lb bag)
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To: Ooh-Ah
Hezbollah surveillance teams picked up the arrival at Beirut airport of an 8-man U.S. paramilitary team just two days before Mugniyeh was killed.

Wasn't Zbigniew Brzezinski poking around over there during this time frame? Perhaps this 8 man team was associated with his visit. Does the Z man rate any official USA Gov't security? Perhaps these 8 guys were private contract security for the Zzz man or someone else.

47 posted on 02/17/2008 5:33:41 AM PST by csvset
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To: Popman
there is no way the Americans had anything to do with this....their lawyers would not approve....

Americans cant do this because they keep running to their lawyers for permission....I'm glad they didn't run to their lawyers during WWII

48 posted on 02/17/2008 6:38:02 AM PST by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (911 Republican)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush
there is no way the Americans had anything to do with this....their lawyers would not approve.... Americans cant do this because they keep running to their lawyers for permission....

Keep believing that.

I have no idea if our agencies were actually involved in this operation, but I'm sure we have in other places and times

Ever hear of Black Operations ? Plausible deniability ?

49 posted on 02/17/2008 8:18:30 AM PST by Popman (Gold Standard: Trying to squeeze a 50 lb economy back into a 5 lb bag)
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