Sunday, October 06, 2013Was Anwar Al-Awlaki a government informant? New revelations...
Frankly, I did not expect to see a story like this in a place like Politico. As this blogger notes, "the idea of politico allowing a columnist to suggest that awlaki was a CIA agent would have been inconceivable, say, a year ago."
Unfortunately, the Politico story at the other end of that first link is more confusing than it ought to be, so let me give a little background...
I know I've published this material before, but let me repeat my top ten reasons for suspecting that Awlaki was really "ours" all along:
1. He was born in New Mexico, even though he claimed to be a native-born Yemeni when he applied for an American Social Security card. (If you can figure that one out, please share with the rest of the class!)
2. He went to George Washington University, a school with strong CIA ties. (Any foreign national going to that school is a likely target for an Agency recruitment effort.)
3. Despite having undeniable ties to three of the 9/11 hijackers, the Pentagon invited him to speak at a formal luncheon. This was after the attack on the World Trade Center.
4. He was allowed to fly in and out of the country with impunity. Whenever he was outside the country, the FBI would issue statements to this effect: "Gosh, we'd really like to interview the guy, but he's beyond our reach." Yet whenever he was within our borders, he was left alone.
5. His death has been announced more than once.
6. A Murdoch-owned newspaper in Australia once as much as admitted that Awlaki cooperated with Yemeni authorities in an effort to round up Al Qaeda members in Yemen.
7. In 1994, Awlaki set up secure communications for Bin Laden using military phone lines.
8. During Awlaki's time in this country, the authorities routinely turned a blind eye to his legal problems. He was twice busted for soliciting prostitutes, yet nothing came of either incident. The man had a guardian angel.
9. He was not officially tied to the 9/11 attacks until 2008, even though he had helped the hijackers rent an apartment.
10. For the most part, nobody censored or impeded his YouTube calls for Jihad.
If you don't believe the above -- and if you want to see some links -- I strongly recommend that you take a look at this lengthy Cannonfire investigation. (I'm proud of that one.) Also see here and here.
As noted above, the Australian newspaper which "outed" Awlaki as a likely intelligence operative is owned by Rupert Murdoch. And right now, the otherwise-execrable Fox News seems to be the only media entity willing to ask hard questions about Awlaki.
Can you explain any of this...?http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/2013/10/ ... nment.html