Sunday, February 25, 2007
Great. If Seymour Hersh is right, and he usually has been, it will come out after the next Al-Qaeda attack in the U.S. that it was planned and prepared with U.S. government funds. No, he is not saying that our rulers think a nice massacre on U.S. soil would keep us in line (though they may think so). He claims, having reduced Iraq to rubble, they are trying to build a Sunni rampart against Iran by funding whoever will attack Hezbollah in Lebanon, Bashar Assad in Syria and Iran itself. That turns out to be Sunni jihadis of the Muslim Brotherhood/Al-Qaeda sort. Lovely.
Most improbable of all, he reports that John Negroponte left his Intelligence czar post to become a Deputy Secretary of State because he didn't want to repeat the off-the-books, amateur spy antics of the Iran-Contra affair in which he played an ugly bit part as U.S. proconsul in Honduras.