TRUTH BE TOLD
April 1, 2006
Truth is one, but error proliferates. Man tracks it down and cuts it up into little pieces hoping to turn it into grains of truth. But the ultimate atom will always essentially be an error, a miscalculation. --Ren� Daumal
A newly released Iraqi intelligence document which was first reported by the Weekly Standard, outlines a February 1995 meeting between an Iraq official and Osama bin Laden. The �Most Wanted� terrorist is said to have requested help from Iraq in �carrying out joint operations against foreign forces� in Saudi Arabia.
When Osama asked, the only foreign forces in Saudi Arabia were U.S. troops.
Saddam Hussein was fully briefed on the meeting and according to the document, signed off on efforts to �invigorate� the relationship between Iraq and bin Laden.
Just eight months after that meeting, five U.S. advisors were killed by al Qaida in Riyadh. Seven months later 19 U.S. airmen died in the Khobar Towers bombing.
Notwithstanding the 2004 �9/11 Commission� conclusion that Saddam and bin Laden had no �collaborative, operational relationship��they were WRONG! The commission�s �perception� has been refuted with FACTS.
Former 9/11 Commission member Bob Kerrey says, �This is a very significant set of facts,��Duh!
This is the former Democrat Senator from Nebraska and Medal of Honor recipient. �For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a SEAL team leader during action against enemy aggressor (Viet Cong) forces.�
Bob Kerrey is in many ways the antithesis of Sen. John Kerry. There is much more than an extra vowel differentiating the two.
Although he is careful to note the 1995 deal does not implicate Hussein �directly� in the 9/11 attacks, he says, �It does tie him into a circle that meant to damage the United States.
More importantly, (and contrary to the gospel according the leftist screed) he says, "I personally and strongly believe you don't have to prove that Iraq was collaborating against Osama bin Laden on the September 11 attacks to prove he was an enemy [of the U.S.] and that he would collaborate with people who would do our country harm,"
H.L. Mencken said, �Truth�Something somehow discreditable to someone.� Is that why governments seem compelled to avoid it?
Some people just don�t want to be confused with facts that contradict their preconceived opinions or prejudices. Not Kerrey. "Saddam was a significant enemy of the United States," he said.
Others (on both side of the partisan aisle) will cherry pick specific factoids to support or refute a partisan position embraced with religiosity.
He adds that the relationship between Hussein and bin Laden will eventually become clear as more stuff is translated and analyzed.
So, once again, the �official government� position (as outlined in the work product of the 9/11 Commission) was incorrect. Gosh-oh-gee-golly!
A partial (and incomplete) list of �official story� errors includes (but is not limited to):
James Russell Lowell once said, �Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne.�
Kerrey�s Medal of Honor citation says, �After successfully suppressing the enemy's fire, and although immobilized by his multiple wounds, he continued to maintain calm, superlative control as he ordered his team to secure and defend an extraction site. Lt. (J.G.) Kerrey resolutely directed his men, despite his near unconscious state, until he was eventually evacuated by helicopter. The havoc brought to the enemy by this very successful mission cannot be over-estimated. The enemy soldiers who were captured provided critical intelligence to the allied effort. Lt. (J.G.) Kerrey's courageous and inspiring leadership, valiant fighting spirit, and tenacious devotion to duty in the face of almost overwhelming opposition sustain and enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.�
The havoc brought to 9/11 dissemblers could and should have a significant impact�if or when the mainstream media is caught on the river �Denial�.
Soren Kierkegaard claims �The truth is a snare: you cannot have it without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.�
If the Dane is right, we need to hope that purveyors of �the official government� spin, and their mainstream co-conspirators are eventually �caught� by the empirical realities of truth�and THEN choose to share that �truth� with us?
Don�t hold your breath�
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