July 31, 2008
So disconnected from reality is the average Faux News watcher, the government can kill al-Qaeda terrorists over and over and he does not notice.
|The supposed elimination of al-Masri was perfectly timed to coincide with a meeting between Bush and Pakistani prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani.|
Abu Khabab al-Masri, aka Midhat Mursi al-Sayid Umar, described as al-Qaeda’s chemical and biological weapons expert, was reportedly killed on July 29 by a CIA drone on the Afghan border. He was said to have a $5 million bounty on his head. “Western diplomats said it would be a boost to morale in the Bush administration, struggling with mounting troop casualties in Afghanistan and a revival of militant attacks in Iraq,” reports the Financial Times.
It’s all about “morale,” or rather propaganda, and has nothing to do with reality. It’s about sending a message to Pakistan’s new government. The supposed elimination of al-Masri was perfectly timed to coincide with a meeting between Bush and Pakistani prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani.
In fact, al-Masri’s death is a recycled bit of propaganda. On January 18, 2006, ABC News reported “that Pakistani officials now believe that al Qaeda’s master bomb maker and chemical weapons expert was one of the men killed in last week’s U.S. missile attack in eastern Pakistan…. Midhat Mursi, 52, also known as Abu Khabab al-Masri, was identified by Pakistani authorities as one of four known major al Qaeda leaders present at an apparent terror summit in the village of Damadola early last Friday morning.” At the time, it was said the attack missed its target, Ayman al-Zawahri, a recipient of CIA largess, a fact reported by the Guardian in 1999, before everything changed.
It is said al-Masri ran the “infamous Derunta training camp in Afghanistan, where he used dogs and other animals as subjects for experiments with poison and chemicals.” As it turns out, Derunta was a Hezbi Islami camp, that is to say a CIA camp. Hezbi Islami was created in Pakistan by the ISI and the CIA, influenced by the long time intelligence asset, the Muslim Brotherhood, and was tasked with fighting the Soviet occupation, or more accurately the Soviet response to CIA meddling in Afghanistan, as Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted to Le Nouvel Observateur.
The Derunta camp was one of the many non-al Qaeda camps that Taliban shut down at al Qaeda’s request, according to Gitmo detainee Abdul Bin Mohammed Bin Abess Ourgy. Or maybe that should be at the CIA’s request, as both al-Qaeda and the Taliban are CIA-ISI contrivances.
As usual, things are not as they appear — or rather, they are not as ABC and CBS News tell us they are.
The supposed killing of Abu Khabab al-Masri, however, has it rewards. “There is increasing pressure from the West on the four-month-old Pakistan government to act against Taliban and al-Qaeda strongholds in its frontier region with Afghanistan amid concern that peace deals have given militants more freedom to operate,” reports Time.
In other words, the “West,” that is to say the neocons, want a blank check to attack South Waziristan, long an incubator of intelligence spawned terrorist groups. Pakistan is increasingly described by the script reading corporate media as the new front in the war on terror. Both Obama and McCain are in favor of attacking Pakistan and not a day passes they don’t verbalize some nonsense about violating the national sovereignty of that country.
Re-killing Abu Khabab al-Masri, however, pales when compared to other recent propagandistic hogwash fed to a complaisant corporate media by the neocons in their ongoing effort to kill Muslims and reduce their countries to smoldering ruins. Earlier this week, the corporate media went ga-ga over a preposterous story claiming Iran may have the capability to launch an EMP attack against the United States, a ridiculous scenario painted by William R. Graham before the House Armed Services Committee on July 10.
It should be noted that Graham has worked for the missile defense lobby for the past two decades and is a member of the State Department’s Arms Control and Nonproliferation Advisory Board, an outfit rife with neocons and insiders. Graham is associated with Muslim haters over at Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy. Gaffney helped set-up the Project for the New American Century, the neocon “think-tank” responsible for formulating “U.S. global dominance,” that is to say invading small and defenseless countries and killing countless numbers of people.
“Think ‘being Amish’ for six months or more,” writes Diane Sayre for the Hartford Sentinel in response to Graham’s EMP nonsense.
Going Amish might not be a bad idea, though. Not having Faux, ABC, CNN, CBS, et al for six months might awaken the average American from his slumber.