I've written a few times to Tariq and he has yet to reply. The last occasion I warned him about the use of Pakistan to create conflict against Israel and I have seen early signs of that game being played out. I like Tariq, but he never questions a single element of the whole Bin Ladin execution farce. Furthermore he pointedly ignores Benazir Bhuttos's evidence that Bin Ladin was dead a decade ago. I could go on but the silver bullet of manipulation is a chance encounter with an old school friend on a scheduled flight (the easiest disinformation technique).
His old school friend works for the Pakistani Intelligence and informs Tariq Ali that Bin Ladin is kept by the Pakistanis with the US unaware of his location. Do me a favour Tariq. you were set up. You've failed to question the big issues with respect to 911 and as the leading credible voice on Pakistan in the Western world do you really think the Pakistani Intelligence Services are not interested in shaping your opinion. On a scheduled flight? Have you seen your mystery secret service friend since then? But the nail in the coffin is Tariq quotes the 911 commission report. Even the Washington Post doesn't do that. Furthermore Senator Max Cleland resigned from the commission with an interview to PBS. He said the following:
“I’m saying that’s deliberate. I am saying that the delay in relating this information to the American public out of a hearing… series of hearings, that several members of Congress knew eight or ten months ago, including Bob Graham and others, that was deliberately slow walked… the 9/11 Commission was deliberately slow walked, because the Administration’s policy was, and its priority was, we’re gonna take Saddam Hussein out.”
Senator Bob Kerry has questions about the 911 report saying:
“There are ample reasons to suspect that there may be some alternative to what we outlined in our version,” Kerrey said. The commission had limited time and limited resources to pursue its investigation, and its access to key documents and witnesses was fettered by the administration.
Lastly, Commissioner Tim Roemer, speaking to CNN, stated that Commission members were considering a criminal probe of false statements. As quoted,
“We were extremely frustrated with the false statements we were getting,” Roemer told CNN. “We were not sure of the intent, whether it was to deceive the commission or merely part of the fumbling bureaucracy.”
Very few people know the full scale of the deception being imposed on us and so in the darkness we have to make sense of things with very little information, censorship, disinformation, propaganda and all the tools of information warfare that are used every second of every day against the people to keep them stupid. We may not know the full story but the lies and deception are hard to keep coherent and I'm sad to say that Tariq Ali's greatest crime is the inability to question any of the information or if I'm sympathetic he HAD to do this against his will.
I'd like to know who paid your flight to the New York where you gave to the intelligentsia of the city rubbish information. Did you meet secret service spilling secrets on that flight too Tariq? Life is a cabaret old chum. My sympathy.