Friday, May 28, 2004
MSNBC - Terror threat source called into question
"....After the March 11 attack in Madrid, Spain, an al-Qaida spokesman announced that 90 percent of the arrangements for an attack in the United States were complete."Good evening, folks. Found something worth snickering about, if it weren't so tragic. Since I don't know one person on the face of the earth who actually believes anything coming out of the mouths of this administration, why are we even surprised, except perhaps that it's an "exclusive" on MSNBC, former home of the reprehensibly abhorrent Michael Savage.
But terrorism experts tell NBC News there's no evidence a credible al-Qaida spokesman ever said that, and the claims actually were made by a largely discredited group, Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades, known for putting propaganda on the Internet.
"This particular group is not really taken seriously by Western intelligence," said terrorism expert M.J. Gohel of the Asia-Pacific Foundation, an international policy assessment group.
And here in online Newsweek Eleanor Clift asks,
What was the subliminal message of John Ashcroft’s stepped-up terror warning earlier this week? It’s that if the terrorists want to disrupt the presidential election, that must mean they’re for Democratic candidate John Kerry.Scum. And for those enjoying the juicy, back-stabbing side of politics, she says,
The real story this week is why Attorney General John Ashcroft held the press conference on the new terror warnings and not Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge.Indeed.
On the home and sweater front, I am so cold. It's about 48 degrees and a steady draft is coming thru my recently un-plasticked windows and I'm wearing my big blue sweater. Must go find and put on my pink slippers, and perhaps will be back soon. Perhaps will make a cup of herbal tea.
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