Thursday, July 06, 2006

My Theory Is Confirmed By The CIA!

Right before the November 2004 election of the US President, Osama Bin-laden appeared in a videotape talking to the American people, denouncing George W. Bush, and urging the voters not to vote for Bush.

I read the news and turned to my friend Kwang and discussed with him about Bin-laden's intention.

We came up with these conclusions:

1. Bin-laden would like George Bush to win. A known, clumsy enemy, with a misguided policy is relatively safe for al-Qaeda and will harm the USA more than al-Qaeda could ever hope to accomplish.

2. Bush and Bin-laden are acting in a mutually beneficial manner by strengthening each other's power and influences.

Today, I read this article which states that the CIA had the same conclusions!

Some excerpts:

On Oct. 29, 2004, just four days before the U.S. presidential election, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden released a videotape denouncing George W. Bush. Some Bush supporters quickly spun the diatribe as “Osama’s endorsement of John Kerry.” But behind the walls of the CIA, analysts had concluded the opposite: that bin-Laden was trying to help Bush gain a second term...

...“At the five o’clock meeting, [deputy CIA director] John McLaughlin opened the issue with the consensus view: ‘Bin-Laden certainly did a nice favor today for the President.”
McLaughlin’s comment drew nods from CIA officers at the table. Jami Miscik, CIA deputy associate director for intelligence, suggested that the al-Qaeda founder may have come to Bush’s aid because bin-Laden felt threatened by the rise in Iraq of Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi; bin-Laden might have thought his leadership would be diminished if Bush lost the White House and their “eye-to-eye struggle” ended...

...After the 9/11 attacks, al-Qaeda’s gamble almost failed as the CIA, backed by U.S. Special Forces, ousted bin-Laden’s Taliban allies in Afghanistan and cornered much of the al-Qaeda leadership in the mountains of Tora Bora near the Pakistani border.
But instead of using U.S. ground troops to seal the border, Bush relied on the Pakistani army, which was known to have mixed sympathies about al-Qaeda. The Pakistani army moved its blocking force belatedly into position while bin-Laden and others from his inner circle escaped. Then, instead of staying focused on bin-Laden and his fellow fugitives, Bush moved on to other objectives. Bush shifted U.S. Special Forces away from bin-Laden and al-Qaeda and toward Saddam Hussein and Iraq...

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