Blame Bush, not Bin Laden

By Raffique Shah

If there was any surprise over last Thursday’s transatlantic airline crisis it was that British security forces, working in collaboration with Pakistan’s, managed to pre-empt what could have been a disaster of immense proportions. But sadly for the millions who must travel by air every day, and who have nothing to do with the root causes of a would-be mass mid-air murder, the risks have not diminished. George Bush, who has taken the world to the edge of disaster, is still around-will be for another two years-to peddle his devious non-strategies.

Conceived in the warped mind of a supremacist, Bush’s bloody interventionist policy has spawned other, equally evil men and women, for whom you and I, peace-loving citizens of the world, are fair game.

Let’s trace the genesis of what almost happened, or what the British authorities said was a plot to bomb 11 aircraft in mid-flight. It goes back to the symbolic 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center that, five years later, has left more questions than answers. Whoever “dunnit”, Bush used the attack as an excuse to launch his global war on “terrorism”. I deliberately used inverted commas on the word since his first foray into one of the poorest nations on earth, Afghanistan, which was bombed into stupor before being occupied, raises serious questions as to just who are the terrorists and who are the good guys.

Because five years and thousands of lives later, the biggest, most sophisticated military machine in the world has failed to capture this one bedraggled Arab-in-a-cave. If anything, bin Laden’s supporters in Afghanistan have grown stronger. Two weeks ago, when the US handed over military operations in the south to NATO forces, the latter were “greeted” with 10 dead British soldiers the following day. The Taliban is alive and kicking butt. Then there was “Eye-raq”, where dumbo-Dubya went to destroy the remaining global terrorists. Instead, he has created 100 times more madmen in Iraq (as you and I know the country) than existed under Saddam Hussein. Think back: under Saddam, was Iraq ever in the kind of mess it is today?

In the meantime, stuck in the sands of Iraq, and wholly incapable of bringing any kind of stability to that once-prosperous country, Bush sought and found “terrorist nests” in “Eye-ran”, Palestine, Lebanon, Pakistan hell, in just about every country in which Muslims are in the majority.

Now any fool who has studied fundamentalism in religion, be it Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism or Islam knows that the one vehicle that spurs rabid fanaticism is victimisation. It was only a matter of time, therefore, before the mullahs were able to mobilise many more fanatical Muslims than we’ve ever had. And with Israel lending its willing, helping hand by bombing and shelling the stuffing out of the Gaza, Palestine, and now Lebanon, this disparate but focused “Mehdi army” has grown into, quite possibly, the biggest strike force in the world.

It is from these ranks emerged whoever planned and executed the serial bombings in London last year. Before Israel’s occupation of Lebanon in the 1980s, there was no Hezbollah. By 2000 it was able to celebrate the forced withdrawal of Israel from Lebanon. Today Hassan Nasrullah is a Mid-East hero who commands global support, even among non-Muslims. His 5,000 (maybe less) fighters have achieved what the combined forces of Egypt, Syria and Jordan failed to do in the 1967 and 1973 wars. In the eyes of Muslims, and even some military analysts, Hezbollah has already won this war.

What might have been last Thursday was a mere spin-off from this obsessive, nay, perverse pursuit of “terrorists” by Bush, who single-handedly created the biggest army of terrorists the world has ever seen. Now that air travel is a permanent risk, don’t blame bin Laden, blame Bush. Worse, besides creating the threat to people’s safety, he has moulded a new multi-billion-dollar industry based on fear, even hysteria. Everyone in America and Britain is frightened. They don’t know what to expect, from which direction it will come. And their fears become ours, since, although we are not involved, we could well be victims in one way or other. Ten years ago most nations in the world did not need the levels of security they now do. Today, everyone is spending humongous sums on security.

Looking back at last Thursday, how easily the would-be terrorists were able to bring almost the whole world to a halt. In airports from Piarco to Penang, there was near-panic, mass confusion, and inordinate delays. Airlines, already under the financial gun, now face even leaner times. We had all but accepted airports’ security personnel peeping up our apertures following 9/11. Now we shall meekly allow ourselves to be stripped of whatever human dignity remains, all because of Bush.

And you know what? The Bush-men will find other ways to strike at us, ways that no security force can conceive of, far less fight. What an unholy mess.

3 Responses to “Blame Bush, not Bin Laden”

  • They said that the terrorists planned to mix liquids to bring down planes. But they placed these liquid bins at Heathrow Airport for people to empty liquids. All these liquids were being poured in these bins and were mixing. Seems to me their precaution was a recipe for a huge explosion. I am posting some other bits of info for consideration with this latest terror news.


    If mixing liquids was a key component of the bomb making process then why are airport security ordering people to mix liquids?
    If mixing liquids was a key component of the bomb making process then why are airport security ordering people to mix liquids?

    Liquid Bomb Pakistan Link Is False Flag Smoking Gun
    Veracity of liquid explosives method also put under dubious doubt

    Source: U.S., U.K. at odds over timing of arrests

    British wanted to continue surveillance on terror suspects, official says

    LONDON – NBC News has learned that U.S. and British authorities had a significant disagreement over when to move in on the suspects in the alleged plot to bring down trans-Atlantic airliners bound for the United States.

    A senior British official knowledgeable about the case said British police were planning to continue to run surveillance for at least another week to try to obtain more evidence, while American officials pressured them to arrest the suspects sooner. The official spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the case.

    In contrast to previous reports, the official suggested an attack was not imminent, saying the suspects had not yet purchased any airline tickets. In fact, some did not even have passports.

    The source did say, however, that police believe one U.K.-based suspect was ready to conduct a “dry run.” British authorities had wanted to let him go forward with part of the plan, but the Americans balked.

    At the White House, a top aide to President Bush denied the account.

    Blair criticized for remaining on vacation

    We all know how leaders move when they feel there is a real threat to their country. We see our local PM cancelling trips over the CJ affair. If this was such a serious issue in Britain, as is being hyped by the US and UK media, then why did Blair remain on vacation?

    “Meantime Prime Minister Tony Blair — criticized in the British press for remaining on a Barbados vacation during the terror alert.”

    This plot is also reminissant of Operation Bojinka

    U.K. Plot Similar to Failed 1995 Effort,,-6008554,00.html

    Associated Press reports that the dastardly new terror plot is a re-hash of Operation Bojinka – a 1995 plot to blow up 10 Western airliners simultaneously. What they don’t report is that its ringleader – Ramzi Youssef – was protected by the US government in 1992.

    One aviation security expert, Douglas Laird, said the thwarted plot eerily resembled a 1994-1995 plan code-named “Bojinka” that Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed had overseen to blow up 11 airliners simultaneously.

    In that plot, al-Qaida sympathizers had planned to mix liquid explosives undetectable by most security equipment, smuggle them aboard planes in a contact lens solution bottle and then set them off using a Casio watch as a trigger, FBI documents show.

    Many believed that this plot was also a false flag.


    EXCLUSIVE Project Bojinka – More Indications Of Prior US Knowledge Of Hijacker Attack Plans

    Bogus Terror Stories

    If you take a look at some simple chemistry… … and examine the gaping holes in other recent terror stories… you’ll be in a better position to judge the latest terror story out of the UK.

    Three points:

    1. Liquid bombs
    2. London 7-7 and “homegrown” terrorists
    3. What ever happened to the Sears Tower plot?

    1. The reality of “liquid bombs”

    Yes, it’s possible to combine acetone, hydrogen peroxide and an acid to make triacetone triperoxide (TATP), the so-called “liquid bomb” scenario.

    It’s what I-D-I-O-T-S do when they want to make their own home-made explosives.

    TATP is an extremely unstable substance and prone to explode unexpectedly – and it requires refrigeration of 10 C or less to be manufactured with any degree of reliability.

    The idea that this process could be carried out in the cramped washroom of an airliner is fanciful at best.

    That this feat could realistically be accomplished on ten different airplanes simultaneously is as likely as… the US government’s 9-11 story or the UK London’s government’s 7-7 story.

    You can get confirmation of this in less than a minute by searching the terms: “triacetone triperoxide” or “TATP.”

    If this plot is evidence of al-Qaeda’s ability to launch sophisticated attacks against the freedom-loving West, then we have nothing to worry about.

    But meanwhile, no water bottles or lipstick on US or UK planes.

    2. Last year’s UK terror story

    Take a look at how the London 7-7 story – as told by UK officials – has completely fallen apart under examination.

    The UK government said the bombs used in those attacks were made of TATP and carried in knapsacks by “suicide” bombers made up of young British Muslims.

    More reliable analysts – including at least one surviving eye witness – say that there were no exploding knapsacks, that the bombs were military-grade and that they were placed underneath the train’s carriages – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg on this story.

    Even UK police investigators now admit that none of the supposed “suicide” bombers even remotely fit the fanatic profile and theorize they were used as “dupes” by the real bombers.

    3. Remember the Sears Tower plot?

    Just a few short months ago, Americans were terrorized by news reports that a “homegrown” terrorist cell based in Miami was planning to destroy Chicago’s Sears Tower with the help of al-Qaeda.

    It turns out the suspects had no weapons, no bomb making materials, no contact with al-Qaeda – and no clue. In reality, they were a group of impoverished and mentally deficient homeless men who’d been sucked into a whacked-out Christian cult.

    Who benefits from security hysteria?

    ‘I USED to know when I was being deeply cynical and when I wasn’t,” said a friend who just made it into London before they closed Heathrow airport for the terrorist scare. “Now, I don’t.”

    Back in February 2003, when Prime Minister Tony Blair was trying to persuade a reluctant Britain that invading Iraq alongside the United States was a really neat idea, tanks suddenly appeared on the perimeter road around Heathrow to guard against an impending terrorist attack.

    It wasn’t clear what they were supposed to do — crush the terrorists under their treads? — and no actual terrorists ever showed up, but it helped to shape public opinion. So how different is it this time?

  • I bet you it will turn out to be a hoax
    Despite all the revelations about the latest ‘terror plot’, politicians and security chiefs got it wrong before and are likely to have got it wrong now too.

  • America Duped on British Terror Plot

    The story of the British liquid-bombers is quickly falling apart, not that the Times or the Post is taking any notice.

    1. First comes the NBC report that many of the accused hijackers did not own passports, thus making them ineligible to board an international flight (Remember, Michael Chertoff said that “We were really getting quite close to the execution phase” of the plot);
    2. NBC also reports that the U.S. pressured Britain to arrest the plotters earlier than they had otherwise wanted;
    3. The only statement that the accused were planning to use liquid explosives on planes came from an accused murderer who was on the run in Pakistan and subsequently tortured;
    4. The explosive the plotters were supposed to be using was identified by government officials to be TATP, or triacetone triperoxide, which as Thomas C. Greene explains, is extremely volatile during preparation, requires carefully controlled conditions to properly mix, including refrigeration (difficult to do in “false-bottomed sports drink bottles”) and would require an extremely large quantity in order to damage an aircraft. The idea that a) sufficient quantities of TATP precursors could be smuggled aboard and b) it could be successfully mixed without either blowing up or overcoming the would-be terrorist with its fumes is preposterous.

    Folks, this plot was never a plot. National security is being used as a political football, and the media, which could take this nonsensical story to pieces with a couple of days of research, is silent.

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