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"Former CIA analyst and presidential advisor Ray McGovern does not rule out Western involvement in this week's Askariya mosque bombing in light of previous false flag operations that have advanced hidden agendas of the ruling elite.During the mid-eighties, McGovern was one of the senior analysts conducting early morning briefings of the PDB one-on-one with the Vice President, the Secretaries of State and Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs."
OK, but that doesn't mean he actually thinks that, does it?
"The main question is Qui Bono? Who benefits from this kind of thing? You don't have to be very conspiratorial or even paranoid to suggest that there are a whole bunch of likely suspects out there and not only the Sunnis. You know, the British officers were arrested, dressed up in Arab garb, riding around in a car, so this stuff goes on."
There he is refering to the September 19th, 2005 arrest of two British SAS Agents, disguised as local militia, in the city of Basra. The Brits were subdued and arrested after shooting an Iraqi police officer who had approached the car for unknown reasons. The Iraqis searched the car and found it loaded as a car bomb. The two Agents were driving the car into a crowded area of the City were the Shia were holding a religeous festival. Shortly after capture, 10 British tanks rolled into Basra, destroyed the Police Station were the Brits were being held, and instigated a riot. In case you missed the point:
- Two UK Special Ops guys dressed up like Arabs,
- Grabbed an unmarked car and wired it up as an IED.
- Drove it into a crowd of Civilians (Women and Children).
- When approached by a Police Officer, they shot and killed him without warning.
- Were overpowered and taken alive to a Police Station.
- As the Iraqis beat the piss out of them to find out "WTF?"
- British tanks stormed the town and destroyed the police station.
- Grabbed the 2 prisoners and fled the scene as angry Shia defended their town.
- The News in the UK called this "Negotiation"
- The News in the US said "Shia mob attacks British Peace Keepers"
Well, so what? That's over there?
"McGovern firstly suggested that Posse Comitatus, the law that forbids the military to take on a policing role within the US, is being systematically overthrown."Not only have the top ranks of the intelligence community been politicized and corrupted, so has the army. The military establishment is goose stepping around, saluting the President and saying whatever the President wants them to." A former officer himself, McGovern declared that the unprecedented movement towards a martial law mentality within government and military is a deeply unsettling one and that the US is hurtling toward a dictatorship."As I look at the top Pentagon brass, I have to conclude that unlike my days as a US army officer, those folks have been so politicized that if the US President told them to go ahead and exercise police functions in this country they would go ahead and salute and they would do it, and that's really scary."Moving on to the "war on terror", 27 year veteran McGovern concurred that staged terror has long been used by our governments in order to forward their own agendas at home and elsewhere:"There's lots of evidence that the government in the past has used these things for its own purposes, for overthrowing governments, as it did in Iran in 1953, and in Guatemala in 1954, the Gulf of Tonkin was a little different...LBJ did deceive Congress and the war went on for seven years."Concerning 9/11 McGovern declared that although he is still in two minds, he is deeply suspicious of the official version of events and "there is certainly a cover up." The amount of unanswered questions and blatant lies told by Cheney and the NeoCons makes it very easy for him to believe the government was involved." http://www.truthout.com/
Anyone unclear on the point here?