‘Being the world I want’ has kept me out of politics over the years. I have had good fortune to navigate other battles. Lately I worry about posting items usually found outside corporate media, or hidden among the day’s media factory. My little blog takes on a too rabid tone.
But there is so much crap!
As if these times are Blake’s times of argument, of angry men who have been poison and will be poison in heaven, I think it’s important to see arrogance and corruption on top of us.
Unchallenged, it will continue.
“New York Daily News has a new twist in the administration’s attempt to peg the anthrax attacks to its own bellicose aims.” [ThinkProgress]
FBI was told to blame Anthrax scare on Al Qaeda by White House officials, by James Gordon Meek
Immediately after 9/11, the Daily News reports, “White House officials repeatedly pressed FBI Director Robert Mueller to prove it was a second-wave assault by Al Qaeda,” according to a former FBI official:
After the Oct. 5, 2001, death from anthrax exposure of Sun photo editor Robert Stevens, Mueller was “beaten up” during President Bush’s morning intelligence briefings for not producing proof the killer spores were the handiwork of terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden, according to a former aide.
“They really wanted to blame somebody in the Middle East,” the retired senior FBI official told The News.
As the Daily News noted, similar to its efforts with Iraq, the White House on multiple occasions suggested that the anthrax attacks were tied to al Qaeda operatives abroad:
On October 15, 2001, President Bush said, “There may be some possible link” to Bin Laden, adding, “I wouldn’t put it past him.” Vice President Cheney also said Bin Laden’s henchmen were trained “how to deploy and use these kinds of substances, so you start to piece it all together.”
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) claimed “some of this anthrax may…have come from Iraq,” suggesting that the “second phase” of the war on terror may be in Iraq.
Any opinion, any opinion, formed only to favor dominance, to lure and manipulate, becomes a shadow inside us, until we are dim, small and solitary. Little can help a bully but restraint.