Apr 22 2009
Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) is a truly evil man, right up there with history’s other notorious evil men like Hitler. The good news for humanity is he never got a chance to rule and show us his full potential. While Bin Laden gets the credit for the atrocities of 9-11, the real credit goes to KSM, he made it happen. His list of crimes is long and gruesome:
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was a member ofÂ Osama bin Laden‘sÂ al-QaedaÂ organization, although he lived inKuwaitÂ rather thanÂ Afghanistan, heading al-Qaeda’sÂ propagandaÂ operations from sometime around 1999. According to theÂ 9/11 Commission ReportÂ he was “the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks”. He is also thought to have had, or has confessed to, a role in many of the most significant terrorist plots over the last twenty years, including theÂ World Trade Center 1993 bombings, theÂ Operation BojinkaÂ plot, an aborted 2002 attack on Los Angeles’Â U.S. Bank Tower, theÂ Bali nightclub bombings, the failed bombing ofÂ American Airlines Flight 63, theÂ Millennium Plot, and the murder ofÂ Daniel Pearl.
We know from the Obama administration’s disclosure of classified material the man was waterboarded many, many times. He was sleep deprived and possibly slapped on the face. As some folks said it was tragic he did not get a taste of various college initiation rights as well. Our fighting men and women go through waterboarding to train them how to face up to what is really just a simple reflex action. There is no ‘near drowning’ as the liberal media has been hyperventilating. A cloth is placed over the face and water is poured over it, causing the reflexive panic that kicks in when one IS drowning. But it is nearly impossible to drown, the amount Â of water being used is just not that much. It is trick of the senses, it is not real drowning (water in lungs, etc).
For the man who is responsible for pulling off the attacks that killed 3,000 innocent men, women and children on 9-11 this trick of the senses is minor in comparison to his actions. He had plans in hisÂ possessionÂ for more evil and bloody deeds. He knew all about others in al Qaeda who had their own plans for evil and bloody carnage. And he divulged much of what he knew and we saved many lives and rounded up a lot of terrorists because this nation decided to fake out his reflexes and make it seem like he was drowning.
The reward for this success of course is a witch hunt by democrats in Congress and the White House in a lame attempt to divert America from the fact that all their mad spending and bankrupting the country is not working to fix the job market as they promised:
President Obama signaled Tuesday that he has changed his stance on the prosecution of Bush Administration aides over the possible torture of terrorism suspects. Coverage of the story is extensive, leading all three network newscasts, and is generally negative toward the Administration. Much of it casts Obama’s comments as a reversal — one triggered by criticism from Capitol Hill Democrats and key segments of his political base. Both print and TV reports also tend to note Obama’s apparent contradiction of recent comments on the issue by his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. TheÂ CBS Evening NewsÂ called Obama’s remarks “stunning,” and noted “the White House later denied the President had reversed policy.”
This could really blow up in Obama’s face. He is supposed to be chasing down terrorists and stopping their efforts to hit us. He is not supposed to be going after those trying to find and stop the terrorists, who are doing the job of protecting this nation. Obama is nuts to pick a legal fight with the intelligence community.Â
These people know a lot of dark little secrets, and they can divulge information too. In fact, they are starting to do that very thing right now, openly:
President Obamaâ€™s national intelligence director told colleagues in a private memo last week that the harshÂ interrogation techniques banned by the White House did produce significant information that helped the nation in its struggle with terrorists.
â€œHigh value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qaâ€™ida organization that was attacking this country,â€ Adm.Â Dennis C. Blair, the intelligence director, wrote in a memo to his staff last Thursday.
Gen.Â Michael V. Hayden, the director of theÂ Central Intelligence AgencyÂ under Mr. Bush, said on Fox News Sunday last weekend that â€œthe use of these techniques against these terrorists made us safer. It really did work.â€ Former Vice PresidentÂ Dick Cheney, in a separate interview with Fox, endorsed that conclusion and said he has asked the C.I.A. to declassify memos detailing the gains from the harsh interrogations.
The Dems better back off this quickly, or else those defending us will have to defend themselves, and they would be within their rights to expose the entire picture. Including those parts that indicate what threats were headed our way (many listed above already tied to KSM) and how many people could have died.
But that would be a mild problem compared to the fire storm that will erupt if we are attacked again. If that happened then Obama’s words would come back to haunt him big time:
â€œIâ€™m sure that sometimes it seems as if that means weâ€™re operating with one hand tied behind our back or that those who would argue for a higher standard are naÃ¯ve,â€ he said. â€œI understand that. You know, I watch the cable shows once in a while.â€
But he added: â€œWhat makes the United States special, and what makes you special, is precisely the fact that we are willing to uphold our values and our ideals even when itâ€™s hard, not just when itâ€™s easy.â€
This is not TV Bozo! This is real life. Obama sits behind aÂ phalanxÂ of secret service protections, but the exposed average Americans who would die in droves if we experience another 9-11 have no such protections. Why should good Americans die to pamper an admitted and known killer, who knows where other killers are and what their plans are? Is anyone going to risk their loved ones over the likes of KSM? Obama is kidding himself (as are the liberals) if they think we would shed even a single tear for this scum, let alone risk our lives. The dems just don’t get it.
Witch hunts will not fix the bad economy. There is no way to play for time and try and divert the nation’s attention with this crap. The failed plans of mad spending by a sluggish government is just not going to kick in as would have tax cuts. Â This diversion is not going to hide or mute that pending train wreck.
But more than that, the American people will be rightfully wondering why our distracted government is treating the mad man behind 9-11 like a victim ,while attacking the defenders of this nation as if they committed a crime. If you want to look totally clueless, that’s one great way to do it. I wish I could say the liberal democrats aren’t that stupid, but I thought they weren’t that stupid on a lot of things. Sadly, I think they are going to out do themselves this time.
Update: That didn’t take long, It seems Obama has a backlash brewing in the Intel Community:
Sad to say, it’s slow roll time at Langley after the release of interrogation memos that, in the words of one veteran officer, “hit the agency like a car bomb in the driveway.” President Obama promised CIA officers that they won’t be prosecuted for carrying out lawful orders, but the people on the firing line don’t believe him. They think the memos have opened a new season of investigation and retribution.
The lesson for younger officers is obvious: Keep your head down. Duck the assignments that carry political risk. Stay away from a counterterrorism program that has become a career hazard.
Runaway from defending this nation? Are we now less safe since the Dems claimed it was open season on the defenders?
Put yourself in the shoes of the people who were asked to interrogate al-Qaeda prisoners in 2002. One former officer told me he declined the job, not because he thought the program was wrong but because he knew it would blow up. “We all knew the political wind would change eventually,” he recalled. Other officers who didn’t make that cynical but correct calculation are now “broken and bewildered,” says the former operative.
So those who made the hard choice and went into selflessly into the war are now being hunted, while the spineless cowards who thought more of themselves than their country crow? This is going to really blow up.