Mar 18, 2007

Cheney Funding al Qaeda?

Neocons in Cheney's Office Fund al Qaeda-Tied Groups ... and No One Cares?
Tom Engelhardt, Tomdispatch.com. March 17, 2007.Seymour Hersh's recent report that Iran-Contra veterans working out of Dick Cheney's office are using stolen funds from Iraq to arm al Qaeda-tied groups and foment a larger Sunni-Shia war is a very big deal.
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6 comments:

BillyWarhol said...

I think people are almost Numb to hearing about the Iraq War anymore & are just Praying fer BUSH to leave*

Impeach Bush - Speed up the process*

;))

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Peace*

Joey said...

Did you read this article?

"All I can say is: If any of this happened, I haven't been able to discover it. As far as I can tell, no one in the mainstream even blinked on the Iran-Contra angle or the possibility that a vast, secret Middle Eastern operation is being run, possibly illegally and based on stolen funds and Saudi money, out of the Vice President's office. You can certainly find a few pieces on, or reports about, "The Redirection" -- all focused only on the possible build-up to a war with Iran -- and the odd wire-service mention of it; but nothing major, nothing Earth-shaking or eye-popping; not, in fact, a single obvious editorial or op-ed piece in the mainstream; no journalistic questions publicly asked of the administration; no Congressional cries of horror; no calls anywhere for investigations or hearings on any of Hersh's revelations, not even an expression of fear somewhere that we might be seeing Iran-Contra, the sequel, in our own moment."

Your first indication it's probably utter horse hockey.

Carol said...

What you have said here is part of what the problem is. we are numb from hearing about Bush, so much so that it will take something horrific for people to understand how terrible he really is. Takes longer to Impeach him then there is time left for him in Office. Surely enough time left for him to get us into war in Iran though. Thanks for the tip re: Flikr.

Carol said...

Joey, You have taken a piece out of the entire article to claim it as "horse Hockey" if you had gone on to read the entire article you would have read this:
To summarize, if Hersh is to be believed -- and as a major journalistic figure for the last near-40 years he certainly deserves to be taken seriously -- the Bush administration seems to be repeating the worst mistakes of the Reagan administration and of the anti-Soviet war in Afghanistan, which led inexorably to the greatest acts of blowback in our history. Given what we already know about the Bush administration, Americans should be up nights worrying about what all this means now as well as down the line. For Congress, the media, and Americans in general, this report should have been not just a wake-up call, but a shout for an all-nighter with NoDoz.

Joey said...

Ah, but that is opinion. I could make the same claim about reports of Sasquatch, having been in and out of the news for decades. Just because a well respected journalist says it doesn't make it so - we can look to Dan Rather for support of that. Since the left side of the isle doesn't seem concerned with it, and the press doesn't seem concerned with it - two entities who probably know more about this than you or I - then I'd feel pretty safe calling it horse hockey.

Carol said...

In recent weeks, we have discovered that Bush and cheney were indeed involved with the cover-up regarding Libby, we have found out the conditions at Walter Reed are indeed deplorable, at best. I am inclined to believe that this story is more of the same. No reaction from the media and or the White House, to me, is only more of the same ignore it and maybe it will go away mentality that Bush and Cheney are using increasingly as a tactic to sidestep many issues. But Joey, if you choose to disregard this story as you seem to have done, this is certainly your right. I am pleased to have you here and thank you so much for your insightful and well thought out comments.