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Anatomy of a Bullshit Article Published Just When Bush Needed It

The New York Daily News blows another story out its ass.

Anatomy of a Bullshit Article Published Just When Bush Needed It

- by Steven Black -

THE ARTICLE

Al Qaeda fiend targeted Bush

 

 

WASHINGTON - Before he was captured last spring, Osama Bin Laden's top operational commander was solely focused on killing President Bush and Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharaff, the Daily News has learned.

The capture last May of Al Qaeda's No. 3 leader, Abu Faraj Al-Libi, apparently thwarted plots to assassinate the two partners in the global war on terror, said a senior Pakistani official, whose information was corroborated by two senior U.S. counterterrorism officials.

"Al-Libi had one mission: Kill Bush and Musharraf," the Pakistani official told The News. "He wanted to kill Bush in the White House, preferably."

"It was clearly something they wanted to do. There's no question about that. It's the holy grail of jihad," a senior U.S. counterterrorism official confirmed.

Al-Libi organized several failed assassination attempts on Musharraf before he was nabbed, officials have said. But the plot by Al Qaeda's international operations chief to send assassins to the U.S. to kill Bush was only disclosed this week.

The officials asked for anonymity because details of the Bush plot are still highly classified. The officials added that there is little evidence the U.S. mission advanced beyond initial planning by Al-Libi in Pakistan.

Two years before Al-Libi's capture by Pakistani and CIA operatives in Pakistan's mountainous North-West Frontier province, near where many believe Bin Laden is hiding, American officials were informed by Musharraf envoys that the top Al Qaeda thug was bent on assassinating Bush, officials said.

Officials said it was not known if Bin Laden or his deputy, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, personally ordered Al-Libi to hit the U.S. President.

Al-Libi replaced 9/11 attacks mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who was captured in Pakistan in March 2003. Al-Libi's aide and successor, Abu Hamza Rabia, was killed this month in Pakistan by a missile fired from an unmanned CIA predator drone, sources said.

 

PROOF THAT THE ARTICLE IS BULLSHIT

The New York Daily News published an article yesterday reporting that "Before he was captured last spring, Osama Bin Laden's top operational commander was solely focused on killing President Bush and Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharaff" (see article to the left).  According to the article, "Two years before Al-Libi's capture by Pakistani and CIA operatives in Pakistan's mountainous North-West Frontier province, near where many believe Bin Laden is hiding, American officials were informed by Musharraf envoys that the top Al Qaeda thug was bent on assassinating Bush."  This means that for more than two years, Al-Libi, top operational commander of al-Qaeda, spent all of his time plotting the assassination of Bush and Musharraf.

The article tells us that "there is little evidence the U.S. mission advanced beyond initial planning by Al-Libi in Pakistan".  And this is the proof that the article is bogus.  If al-Qaeda's "top operational commander" worked for more than two years exclusively on assassinating dictator Gorge Bush, why did the planning for this mission never advance beyond the planning stage?  Given that assassinating the world's most idiotic leader was his top priority, we must assume that for more than two years, all of his other priorities were given less attention.  As he was al-Qaeda's top operational leader, we must assume that all of these other lower priority plans never advanced beyond the "pre-planning" phase.  In other words, al-Qaeda did not engage in any planning of terrorist acts for more than three years (two years plus the time since arresting Al-Libi) because al-Qaeda was too busily engaged in the non-terrorist activity (non terrorist because Bush is not a civilian) of plotting Bush's assassination.  Using logic, it stands to reason that al-Qaeda, according to the article, ceased being a terrorist organization more than three years ago (2002) and, hence, there is no war on terror, just a war on an organization bent on assassinating a moron.  In order to fight the war, thousands of Americans have died to save, get this, a moron's ass!

If The New York Daily News had published their article on April Fool's Day, I would have found it appropriate, but to have published it during the holiday season is totally inappropriate.  Better luck next time New York Daily News!

 
 


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