As the much publicized, and seriously critical for America’s future, mid-term Congressional election season quickly draws upon us; it is beginning to become crystal clear that should-be convicted felon and Bush team political brain Karl “I’m Above the Law” Rove is using many of the same plays from his backroom playbook of 2000 and 2004. Save for stealing yet another election outright (see Jeb Bush’s Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004), Mr. Rove is clearly reverting to his leak, print and hide tactics of scaring American voters with strange and unsubstantiated reports of impending terror attacks. It is funny how these reports have never emanated from the Department of Homeland Security…..aren’t they our primary defenders in this global war on terror?
The latest in this despicable and disreputable game the Bushies have perpetrated on the ever gullible American public is the NY Daily News report today of the alleged break-up of a terror plot to blow up New York’s Holland Tunnel to flood the financial district in lower Manhattan. Does this administration really believe that ALL of America is so stupid as to believe that something like that is even possible? Think about it: if this fantastic comic book like plot were even true; how could blowing up a tunnel located BENEATH the bed of the Hudson River and a full 93 feet at its lowest point beneath the mean high water mark of the river possibly cause a flood of Katrina like proportions? I always thought that Manhattan lay above the water level, even at high tide. Maybe I just don’t understand Republican physics (I know I don’t understand their math because they keep spending money they don’t have and bankrupting our present and future in the process).
It appears that since Mr. Rove has been miraculously absolved from his felonious acts of outing CIA operative Valerie Plame in 2003 to Time reporter Matt Cooper and relieved of is day-to-day administrative responsibilities by W to concentrate of the Republican Party’s strategy for the November elections; he is free to concoct stories such as this one designed to scare the daylights out of Americans to AGAIN falsely paint the opposition party as “soft on terrorism”. In the words of New York Yankee legend Yogi Berra, “It’s déjà vu all over again”.
Next thing you know they will be marching self-proclaimed “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani out to say how marvelous it is that this was stopped and “thank God George Bush is President or we would have never figured this out”. All of this coming from the same American intelligence sources who only a few months ago were the laughing stock – and still are - of the global intelligence community for caving into W and Dick “Sure Shot” Cheney’s absurd assertions that Iraq was harboring WMDs of such mass proportions that impending doom was on America’s doorstep. By the way, some 18,000 American casualties, 2,500+ dead soldiers, countless Iraqis tortured and murdered and hundreds of billions of OUR tax payer dollars later we have yet to uncover even one scrap of evidence to support those claims. Yet this administration continues to escape impeachment only because it CONTROLS both houses of Congress. That is why this election is of such dire consequence for our future as a respectable nation at the world’s table.
Another interesting bit to today’s wonderful story is the media outlet chosen to release the breaking news: the rag sheet of all rag sheets the ever questionable New York Daily News. I mean, come on, since when do New Yorkers or Americans get their real news from this paper, such as it is? The most useful information found on its pages are the sports scores, horoscopes and celebrity gossip. And since when do “senior administration officials” and/or FBI agents confide in reporters from the NY Daily News? And I wonder why do these unnamed government officials never give their names?
Is it more than coincidence that today is the first anniversary of the terror attacks on the London Transit system? Is it more than coincidence that the Bush Administration is looking like the huge foreign policy failure that it is for ignoring North Korean madman Kim Jong-Il for the last several years, while he piled up weapons of mass destruction and on America’s 230th Birthday test fired six long range missiles; while we pummeled helpless Iraq? Incidentally, there was a report in the Asian press yesterday that one of these North Korean missiles was actually AIMED at our 50th state Hawaii.
It is not coincidence; it is page 2 of the Rove shuck and duck playbook: create yet another diversion aimed at scaring honest Americans so that they forget all of our criminal activities and never-ending incompetence. Give me back Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, please. At least Bill’s “crimes” never almost got Hawaii nuked or had the entire Arab world irrevocably ticked off at us.
From the Associated Press this morning I lift the following:
“At this time we have no indication of any imminent threat to the New York transportation system, or anywhere else in the U.S.,” Richard Kolko, Washington-based FBI special agent, said in a statement to Associated Press Radio.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said that federal law enforcement and New York police have been monitoring a plot to attack New York’s mass transit system for at least eight months.
“There was nothing imminent, but it was being monitored for long period time,” said King, who said he has received regular intelligence briefings on the alleged plot as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
King said he had been unable to publicly disclose the plot because to do so would risk the investigation. “This is ongoing, that’s why I’ve said nothing about it until now,” King said. “It would have been better if this had not been disclosed.”
A government official with knowledge of the investigation said while the alleged plot did focus on New York’s transportation system, it did not target the Holland Tunnel. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the case is ongoing, would give no further details about the intended targets.
You decide: Truth or Rovian fiction?