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by metavision Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 10:56:35 AM EST

From Magnifico´s news report, I was really intrigued by the revelations in this NYT article:  CIA sees Quaeda Link in Death of Bhutto

The Central Intelligence Agency has concluded that the assassins of Benazir Bhutto, the former Pakistani prime minister, were directed by Baitullah Mehsud, a Pakistani militant leader in hiding, and that some of them had ties to Al Qaeda.
The C.I.A.'s judgment is the first formal assessment by the American government

Some friends and supporters of Ms. Bhutto questioned the C.I.A. conclusions, especially since the former leader was buried before a full forensic investigation had been conducted. The British government has since sent a team from Scotland Yard to participate in the investigation into the assassination.

"The C.I.A. appears too eager to bail out its liaison services in Pakistan, who are being blamed by most Pakistanis," said Husain Haqqani, a former adviser to Ms. Bhutto and a professor at Boston University.

"Given the division inside Pakistan on this issue, it might be better to have an international investigation under the aegis of the U.N.," Mr. Haqqani said.
Mr. Mehsud, through a spokesman, has denied responsibility for the killing and suggested that the assassins were directed by Pervez Musharraf,
American and Pakistani officials have blamed Mr. Mehsud's followers for many recent suicide attacks against government, military and intelligence targets in Pakistan. Based in the South Waziristan tribal areas along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Mr. Mehsud runs training camps and dispatches suicide bombers beyond the border areas in both
The Bush administration is currently considering proposals to step up covert actions in Pakistan against the Qaeda network.

They are so all-knowing, all-seeing, they cannot charge or release everyone in Guantanamo++ since 2001.  Butt..., with their psychic powers, sitting in DC, the cia is the first to conclude who is guilty in Pakistan.... in less than a month, on a case for which they are not directly responsible!  Or are they?   How many ops/boots does the USG have in Pakistan now, trying to hold together the shards they propped up?  Exactly what national security secret are they carrying out?  An Afghanistan replay of unrest, division, war?

So what´s that (fast-response) team from Scotland Yard doing in Pakistan?  
Will they reach a different conclusion than the cia, or is this another pre-agreed farce between the UK and US?

People in the know, seem to doubt the cia´s conclusion.
The accused, claims innocence.

Is the cia giving the PG and USG another convenient scapegoat for negligence?
in the form of a common political and military enemy to focus on?
Can they distract the populaces with a new, improved chapter of the war soap?

It certainly buys time, msm time.  Victims and damages do not have to be spelled out, named, or described, just cited in short, numerical digits and overanalyzed ad nauseam.

So we have a new character added to the plot:  Mehsud appears on the stage as revealed to the cia by ...... their own coverts in Pakistan.  Did the coverts just ´intercept messages´ there, or were they ´more involved´?  To what degree were they involved and why did they not report before the massacre?

The most real part though is the last phrase:  The nyt is not covering up and tells us straight out that the USG is running covert operations in Pakistan and they will be stepped up!  Private sector jobs, I´d bet...

Destroy, surge, proliferate, escalate and lie to cya is all these monsters know.

It is becoming increasingly apprent that the corporate media have very powerful roles to play in determining what the underlying theme of ideas are allowed for america. The way they simply removed Edwards from the Democratic primary was blatant and unapolgetic, they did it because they could, because it suited them to do so.

Now we have them repeating the preferred narrative that al-Qaeda is operative in Pakistan, which will, no doubt, justify all forms of armed incursion into a sovereign nation that is, technically at least, an ally in the GWOT.

It is similar to their enthusiasm to hype up the Pentagon's fictional activity in the gulf against the Iranian's using voiceovers courtesy of Cap'n Jack Sparrow.

Or hyping the war against Iran, or against Iraq. They work entirely at the behest of their corproate paymasters because ttey know that;-
i) War sells newspapers
ii)War is profitable in many ways
iii) As Gordon Gecko might have said;-

The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed war -- for lack of a better word -- is good.

greed war is right.

greed war works.

greed war clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the American spirit.

greed war, in all of its forms -- greed war for freedom, for money, for oil, democracy -- has marked the upward surge of corporate America.

And greed war -- you mark my words -- will not only save this newspaper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 11:49:12 AM EST
You are right.  I haaaaate to reach the obvious conclusion because it´s a dead end where none of us can make a difference!  So frustratingly ´evil´.  Dam it all!

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 12:32:41 PM EST
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War sells newspapers

That's not relevant. Selling newspapers makes no money. Selling Ads in Newspapers makes money.

As you see, in 2006, 79.7% of their revenue was from advertising, and just 14.1% was from readers. Gosh, I wonder whose tastes they tend to reflect?
by generic on Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 01:09:13 PM EST
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I know what you´re saying, but that argument could become circular, no?  Chicken and egg.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 01:39:51 PM EST
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Not really. I wanted to point out that newspapers don't try too hard to increase their circulation. I can't find the article at the moment, but there are quite a few corporations who intentionally reduced their circulation by a large amount to cut back on delivery costs.
by generic on Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 02:26:42 PM EST
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When I read the stories about the CIA fingering a group they link to al-Qaeda, I thought a more appropriate title for the stories would be:

CIA and Pakistani ISI Agree They Didn't Assassinate Bhutto.

by Magnifico on Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 12:05:28 PM EST
You´d be really good as a headline translator!  Some really drive me up the wall.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 01:44:55 PM EST
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Hmm, don't the wilder fringes of ISI and the more controllable groups of taliban/al Qaeda somewhat overlap ? ISI have always used these groups as useful yet deniable agencies.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 01:54:12 PM EST
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"you give me the pictures, I'll give you the war."

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...
by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 12:18:44 PM EST
Historically speaking the CIA's intelligence consists of equal parts bullshit and political hackery.
by generic on Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 02:52:45 PM EST
By Nafeez Ahmed.

These are long, detailed and thoroughly referenced articles -- please have patience: these are not news bytes!--, derived from a 2005 talk; well referenced in their written form.

Part 1: Subverting "Terrorism"
Muslim problem or Covert Operations Nightmare?

Part 2: International Terrorism: Ideological Framework, Covert Reality
International Terrorism as Ideological Construct

Part 3: The Post-Cold War Strategy of Tension
The New Destabilization Doctrine

If you don't read them I'll be forced to make a diary.

by Loefing on Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 05:45:07 PM EST
Thank you, I´m taking note for reading tomorrow, but don´t hold back on your diary...

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 05:51:44 PM EST
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Wow!  I have to file that material on the 'must-not-allow-head-explosion´ shelf.  It makes assertions that I had not heard discussed before and that seem to fit too closely, the need for oppositional vindication, but it is all too sketchy, too theoretical and convenient.

Covert ops may well be the biggest driving force in current world nightmares and there is little amorality I´d put passed the current sociopathic powers, but decades of program continuity, like P2OG, are beyond the capacities of such human trash.  I´ll keep it in mind and keep beeing as cynical as possible, with as much reason as possible.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Tue Jan 22nd, 2008 at 12:49:41 PM EST
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