Skip to comments.9/11 Hoax: Media Shock over PDB Bin Laden Warning
Posted on 04/08/2004 10:48:26 PM PDT by kattracks
Ever since Condoleezza Rice revealed Thursday that the title of an Aug. 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing was, "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States," the press has been feigning cardiac arrest.
Typical was the reaction of MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who complained Thursday night that the PDB headline should have set off smoke alarms at the White House.
"We're talking about five weeks before 9/11, before hell struck in this country," Matthews told his "Hardball" audience. He insisted that the memo should have been enough to send Bush's national security team into a frenzy of action.
But why? As Dr. Rice told 9/11 Commissioner Timothy Roemer, "I don't think you, frankly, had to have that report to know that bin Laden would like to attack the United States."
If Roemer wanted to confirm Rice's contention, all he needed to do was ask Bill Clinton, who was interviewed by the Commission in private after Dr. Rice's testimony.
According to Mr. Clinton's public comments two years ago, he knew bin Laden wanted to strike America as far back as 1996.
Explaining why he declined an offer from Sudan for bin Laden's extradition, Clinton revealed, "At the time, 1996, he had committed no crime against America, so I did not bring him here because we had no basis on which to hold him - though we knew he wanted to commit crimes against America."
If President Clinton was so unconcerned about the prospect that bin Laden wanted to commit crimes against America that he couldn't be bothered to extradite him, how was a PDB briefing that merely restated that ancient fact supposed to set Bush's hair on fire?
Still, don't look for the press to come clean on the earlier Clinton warning. They've kept his tape recorded confession on the topic bottled up for more than two years now. No point in spoiling a perfectly good election year hoax with the truth.
To hear President Clinton admit he knew Osama bin Laden wanted to attack America in 1996, Click Here.
See also: "Yellow Cake!" and/or "Bush Aircraft Carrier Fiasco!"
The media does not really care. They trumpet their own childish frustrations like a school boy cafeteria wimp who thinks someone recieved a bigger piece of pizza. This latest garbage won't fly. They just refuse to see it.
O my God!!
I hope they don't declassify the memo.
What bugged me about it is, wasn't the info about planes and hijacking from a report in 1998? If it were me, frankly, had I gotten to 2000 without a problem, I'd figure the info was just wrong.
"She is so defensive and protective of this administration that we are not learning anything new"
1996 : (IRAQ : AMERICAN STUDENT SAM JASON IS TORTURED & INTERROGATED IN BAGHDAD AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF BEING A US SPY; HE IS GIVEN A SENTENCE OF 28 YEARS) ... Al Hakmiyah (Judgment) Centre in eastern Baghdad where he'd been originally and viciously interrogated in 1996, accused of being a U.S. spy. "Nine years I spent in jail for saying three banned words that Saddam would go either by negotiation, bribe or force. I didn't know they had bugged my office. Nine years for three words. They tortured me, they beat me, they used electrodes on my lips, ears, and other parts, and they burned me with cigarettes until I finally said what they wanted to hear." Fainting from the ordeal, Jason woke up to see a coffin in the corner. That was one of the little games prison officials would use on their terrified wards forcing them to occasionally lie in coffins, as if in preparation for their own burial.
"When I was sentenced, I appeared in front of three judges in civilian clothes. One told me I had been sentenced to death. Another walked over with a pistol, put it to my head and fired. It was a blank bullet. He laughed and said: `Did you think we were going to kill you and let you rest? No, we are going to torture you to death. Death is a rest and we are not going to give you that privilege.'" Jason's sentence was 28 years. - "Abu Gharib Prison: Nowhere in Iraq was butchery more rife," ROSIE DIMANNO, Toronto Star, Apr. 13, 2003
(* my note: He would not be released until freed 9 years later in April 2003 during the US invasion of Iraq.)
1996 : (LINDA HUANG, DEMOCRAT CAMPAIGN DONOR, ARRESTED FOR GUN SMUGGLING) Linda Huang got her self arrested in 1996, along with several others, for trying to smuggle 2,000 AK-47s into the country so that L.As street gangs could have some new toys to play with. Dear Linda was also part of a drug smuggling ring that had been organised by Beijing. - "The Democrats drug running links," by Gerard Jackson , The New Australian News with Commentary, Friday 1 June 2001
1996 : (SENATOR JOHN KERRY MEETS LIU CHAOYING, VP OF A SUBSIDIARY OF CHINA'S GOVERNMENT OWNED CHINA AEROSPACE CORP & DAUGHTER OF A CHINESE MILITARY OFFICIAL, TRADES FAVORS FOR CASH, PLUS CHINA GETS MISSILE TECHNOLOGY) In 1996 Kerry met with Liu Chaoying, the daughter of a powerful Chinese military official who also doubled as vice president of a subsidiary of the state-owned China Aerospace Corp. Before the meeting, held in Kerry's Senate office, Liu's sponsor, Johnny Chung, made clear she was interested in getting her company listed on the U.S. Stock Exchange. The Democratic presidential front-runner was only too happy to oblige and ordered his aides to contact the Securities and Exchange Commission. "The next day," reports Newsweek, "Liu and Chung were ushered into a private briefing with a senior SEC official." Within weeks, Chung returned the favor, staging a Kerry fund raiser at a Beverly Hills hotel that raked in $10,000 for the senator's re-election campaign. Bank records would later show that Kerry's Chinese campaign cash came from $300,000 in overseas wire transfers sent to Chung on orders from the chief of Chinese military intelligence, Newsweek reports. The money was routed through a Hong Kong bank account controlled by Liu, whose company later benefited from waivers granted by the Clinton administration to the U.S. aerospace giant Loral Corp. As Liu and Chung were lining the pockets of the Democratic Party's political elite, Loral handed over top-secret missile guidance technology to Liu's firm. Liu's China Aerospace used the information to perfect Beijing's fleet of intercontinental ballistic missiles, which before the 1990s could not strike the U.S. By the end of the decade, however, China's ICBMs could reach the entire continental United States with pinpoint accuracy, thanks in part to the senator who says now he can be trusted with America's national security. Chung later testified that before Liu wired him the cash to contribute to prominent Democrats, the chief of Chinese intelligence personally told him: "We like your president. We want to see him re-elected." Apparently, Beijing felt the same way about Sen. John Kerry.- "Kerry Took Cash From Chinese Military Intelligence," by Carl Limbacher, NewsMax, Monday, Feb. 2, 2004
AUGUST 23, 1996 : (BIN LADEN'S 'DECLARATION OF WAR' ON US) Date on bin Laden's written "declaration" of attack against the US. The document was written and published about two months after the bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Demands included the removal of US troops from Saudi Arabia, and the overthrow of the government of Saudi Arabia.
I guess someone missed the memo!
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