Kurt Nimmo
December 3, 2009

It’s another example there is absolutely no difference between the Bush and Obama administrations, the lamentations of Dick Cheney not withstanding.

Clinton and Gates dredge up al-CIA-duh during Senate Foreign Relations Committee testimony on Capitol Hill.

Bilderberg doorstop and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Bush era leftover Secretary of War and Destruction Robert Gates have mounted a corporate media defense campaign in favor of Obama’s widely condemned mass murder escalation in Afghanistan.

“Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates highlighted links between al- Qaeda and militants in Afghanistan and beyond to drive home the need for a surge of U.S. troops amid congressional skepticism,” reports Bloomberg.

Gates and Clinton were teamed up with Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during testimony today on Capitol Hill. “The three faced questions today from Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on whether al-Qaeda’s diminished strength in Afghanistan negated the need for deepening U.S. involvement. The Obama administration is emphasizing the potential of instability in Afghanistan to ripple through the region and worldwide.”

Sounds vaguely familiar, wouldn’t you say? This is basically the same nonsense used by the Bush neocons to defend their twin mass murder campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The U.S. has increasingly come to see the various militant groups in Afghanistan, Pakistan and beyond not as separate “but as part of a syndicate of terrorism,” Clinton told the committee. “At the head of the table, like an old mafia diagram, sits al-Qaeda.”

Yawn. Is it possible people still believe this tired old and completely discredited explanation? Probably not. But then Clinton, Gates, and Mullen were not talking to the American people, who are wholly irrelevant, but their partners in crime in the district of criminals.

Afghanistan, along with areas across the border in Pakistan, remains the nexus of al-Qaeda’s operational and propaganda strength, Gates said. The U.S. has provided extensive resources to fight terrorism globally, he said.

“It’s important to recognize where the whole nest is and to deal with that as well,” Gates told the panel.

[efoods]Back in September on the anniversary of the false flag attack that made all of this possible, top commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, said he saw no “indications of a large al-Qaida presence in Afghanistan.”

Maybe since McChrystal’s comment the CIA and Pentagon flew in a fresh batch of patsies and mental cases? Maybe a few more “foreign” helicopters were dispatched as they were earlier this year to ferry in fresh new Taliban troops.

Around the same time the big cheese of Congress, Nancy Pelosi, said she didn’t think “there’s a great deal of support for sending more troops to Afghanistan in the country or in the Congress.”

How things change.

Obama’s top officials have begun a campaign of congressional and public appearances to ease Democrats’ anxiety over extending a war that already has dragged on for more than eight years. The officials are also trying to lessen Republican concerns that a simultaneous plan to begin a drawdown of troops in July 2011 will hamstring the effort.

It is an effort to add the U.S. to other empires that have fallen — since Alexander the Great and the Mongols — in Afghanistan.

It really is pathetic to drag out the government and corporate media created mirage known as al-Qaeda once again and prop it up like a moth-eaten scarecrow. It’s not going to work. Most Americans, save a few recalcitrant neocons and their zombie worshipers, are sick and tired of this war against the people of Afghanistan. The Clinton-Gates-Mullen trio certainly will not convince them otherwise.

The al-CIA-duh ruse is a prime example of the disturbing bankruptcy prevalent in the district of war criminals. It remains to be seen how much longer this charade can continue.

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