Isn't it interesting that the newest "Terrorist attacks by Al-Queda" alert (issued 5/18/02) come just as there are increasing questions concerning the American story about the 9-11 attacks themselves. Of course this is just purely a coincidence. Dick Cheney goes on national TV to try to answer the various questions about "what Bush knew and when did he know it," but also mentions that by the way there is an impending Al-Queda terrorist attack in the works.
This is a pathetic and clusmy attempt to divert attention and deflect questioning about the 9-11 attacks, with a transparent piece of disinformation designed to whip up more Fear and Hysteria among the public.
If you go back and check the record, you will find similar phony "Terror Alerts." Remember back around Valentine's Day, there was an alert about a possible attack involving Valentine Teddy Bears. Apparently, the Corporate Media was reporting that someone of "Arab" descent bought several Teddy bears, along with BB pellets and lighter fluid. The Terror Alert suggested that this person would then distribute these "Suicide Teddy Bear Bombs" to the public in order to wreak Havoc on America. It never happened of course.
Similar "Terror Alerts" have involved a possible Al-Queda attack on Banks in the American Northeast (issued April 2002), a possible *immminent* attack on the Golden Gate Bridge or other bridges on the West Coast (issued December 2001), a possible Al-Queda attack involving Chemical or Biological weapons during Christmas time near the end of Ramadan 2001 (issued early December 2001).
None of these attacks have happened. None of them have proven true, despite the fact they were issued for particular dates, targets, and modes of operation.
The US military and Intelligence routinely engage in this kind of Disinformation Tactic, are masters of these type of dirty tricks, even have a name for this practice: PSYOPS, or Psychological Operations. More honest people call this tactic propaganda, lies, and deception.
Of course the Lapdog Corporate Media more than happily repeats this kind of disinformation whenever and wherever they are given the time, or the opportunity.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOU CAN EXPECT MORE OF THESE BOGUS TERROR ALERTS IN THE FUTURE--PARTICULARLY AS QUESTIONS ARE RAISED NOT ONLY ABOUT FOREKNOWLEDGE OF THE ATTACKS BY THE BUSH REGIME, BUT MORE EXPLOSIVELY, ABOUT THE POSSIBLE SPONSORSHIP OF THESE VERY ATTACKS BY AMERICAN MILITARY, INTELLIGENCE, AND OTHER U.S. Government PROXIES.
The mainstream Corporate media of course has tried to frame the debate as simply a question of GENERALIZED--though never Specific and Concrete--foreknowledge by the Bush Regime about the attacks: what did Bush know and when did he know it. Other supposed Establishment "critics" such as Richard Shelby--Congressman from Alabama--have tried to frame the debate as a question of an Intelligence Failure or incompetence such as a "failure to connect the dots," "missed signals' and other disingenous catch phrases.
These arguments are a transparent and feeble attempt to limit the debate and manipulate public opinion. Here are but a few links which fundamentally challenge these lies...