"Next week" the Republican Party will be unveiling a new set of ads that show Al Qaeda members threatening America. Which logic would tell us means that Al Qaeda supports Republicans.
Of course we've known that for a long time. Bush's approval ratings went from about where they are now, following his stolen election in Florida 2000, to the high 90's following the attacks of 9/11.
Who is "Al Qaeda" anyway? During the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan the CIA began to train and support fundamentalist nationalists in Afghanistan then called the Mujahideen. The CIA taught them how to more effectively conduct terrorist actions against the Soviet backed government in Kabul. Among them was Osama Bin Laden.
There is a fascinating documentary entitled "Al Qaeda Doesn't Exist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBVVs9hcmRY and it's title sums it up. It explains how the concept of Al Qaeda was an American fabrication. There is no large terrorist organization run by Bin Laden. It is a fiction.
For those shouting, "That's not true, we know there is one!" I ask, "What do you know and how do you know it?" Fact is, that we only know what the media has told us. Is the media part of a huge conspiracy? Not necessarily, because the next question is how does the media know there is a large terrorist network called Al Qaeda? They know because the CIA has told them there is one. There is no investigative journalism that has verified this. How could they?
"The social atmosphere is that of a besieged city.. And at the same time the consciousness of being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the handing-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural, unavoidable condition of survival."
"It does not matter whether the war is actually happening, and, since no decisive victory is possible, it does not matter whether the war is going badly. All that is needed is that a state of war should exist."
"War prisoners apart, the average citizen of Oceania never sets eyes on a citizen of either Eurasia or Eastasia, and he is forbidden the knowledge of foreign languages. If he were allowed contact with foreigners he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself and that most of what he has been told about them is lies." [When have you seen Iraqis opposed to the US occupation on the television? Why was the head of the US office of Al Jazeera arrested? Next time you hear government clamouring for "English Only" in America, ask yourself if having Americans only speaking one language won't make their control easier, by reducing their ability to understand foriegn news and communications that conflict with the "reality" created by US govt. and corporate media.]
"The essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty. To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies, all this is indispensibly necessary."
After having seen "the game plan" from 1984, let's see if we notice any parallels today in GW Bush's statements.
-- G.W. Bush, Sept. 13, 2001
"Well, as I say, we haven't heard much from him. And I wouldn't necessarily say he's at the center of any command structure. And, again, I don't know where he is. I -- I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him."
-- G.W. Bush, March 13, 2002
TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE 2006 CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS