Saturday, September 11, 2004

What You Ought Not To Know

Greg Palast is an investigative reporter for the UK Guardian and BBC Television News Night. In this article, he outdoes even Michael Moore on the Bush / Saudi connection - pre and post 9/11/01. Too bad this will never see the light of day (eg. media spotlight) on this side of the pond. Here's an excerpt - click through for the entire, enlightening article:

...Then, in May this year, fifty FBI agents surrounded, invaded and sealed off WAMY's Virginia office. It was like a bad scene out of the 'Untouchables.' The raid took place three years after our report and long after the bin Ladens had waved bye-bye. It is not surprising that the feds seized mostly empty files and a lot of soccer balls.

Why now this belated move on the bin Laden's former operation? Why not right after the September 11 attack? This year's FBI raid occurred just days after an Islamist terror assault in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Apparently, messin' with the oil sheiks gets this Administration's attention. Falling towers in New York are only for Republican convention photo ops.

The 199-I memo was passed to BBC television by the gumshoes at the National Security News Service in Washington. We authenticated it, added in our own sleuthing, then gave the FBI its say, expecting the usual, 'It's baloney, a fake.' But we didn't get the usual response. Rather, FBI headquarters said:

"There are lots of things the intelligence community knows and other people ought not to know."
Somehow, the last sentence of Palast's article tells us more than most people probably want to know.