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August 5, 2008

Forgeries and Impeachment

Filed under: community,Complete 911 Timeline,Iraq Invasion — Max @ 3:41 pm

We’re not a breaking news site. We generally let things shake out before we start covering them, in part because we can get a more objective and accurate perspective by waiting for the shouting and posturing from the various sides to subside, and in part because, well, there’s more going on than we can cover in a timely fashion. (That’s why we need you to become part of the Commons.)

At any rate, one of the biggest breaking stories just now hitting the news is Ron Suskind’s allegation that someone at the top of the White House food chain ordered the CIA to forge a letter that portrayed a connection between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 hijackers. Here’s a link to the Politico story that started the coverage; other media sources such as CBS and NPR are beginning to cover it as well.

We haven’t written about it yet, but we’re up for talking about it as it develops. What do you think? We’ve relied on Suskind’s earlier books for many of our other entries, and in my mind, he’s proven to be quite reliable, so I tend to believe the allegation. If it is true, where does it go? Is it an impeachable offense? Will it impel the Democrats in Congress to take action? Or will it be shunted aside as we wait for the November elections and the White House to change hands?

Category Summary: Haroon Rashid Aswat

Filed under: Complete 911 Timeline — kevinfenton @ 2:18 am
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London Bombing Mastermind Alleged to Be British Informer

The 9/11 Timeline has recently added a category about a radical Islamist named Haroon Rashid Aswat. Aswat was a prominent mover in Londonistan from the late 1990s, when he became a key aide to radical imam and British informer Abu Hamza. What interested us about Aswat is that he is often referred to as the mastermind of the 7/7 London bombings, but is also said to have worked for British intelligence, which sometimes displayed a striking lack of interest in him.


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