Former CIA Director Michael Hayden defended the Obama administration's travel alert cautioning about terrorist activity in Europe,congratulations, mr. president. fine work.
"I think the administration handled this well," Hayden said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," a week after the State Department issued the alert. "They put the alert out. They let folks know that there was something different. But they also tried to simultaneously calm fears, tell people they shouldn't cancel travel to Europe.
A US terror alert issued this week about al-Qaida plots to attack targets in western Europe was politically motivated and not based on credible new information, senior Pakistani diplomats and European intelligence officials have told the Guardian.bit of tell. got those euro's flappin', though. ha! that was a hoot. got 'em to shut down the eiffel freaking tower. twice!
The non-specific US warning, which despite its vagueness led Britain, France and other countries to raise their overseas terror alert levels, was an attempt to justify a recent escalation in US drone and helicopter attacks inside Pakistan that have "set the country on fire", said Wajid Shamsul Hasan, the high commissioner to Britain.
... suggested the Obama administration was playing politics with the terror threat before next month's midterm congressional elections, in which the Republicans are expected to make big gains.
He also claimed President Obama was reacting to pressure to demonstrate that his Afghan war strategy and this year's troop surge, which are unpopular with the American public, were necessary.
gotta say, this gwot is great to watch. not the horrible, unjustified carnage of such reckless enterprise, but the the now globally interactive psyop maneuvering the poobahs think they're pulling off. what a show it can be. always impacting, demeaning, traumatizing the peasantry, of course. but, man, i almost look forward the next wan "terror plot" -- secreted onto the plane gonchbomber, or some Muslim dude playing in the snow -- who knows? what will be the next banned potion, humiliating contortion, or proscribed motion? point is, there's always something brewin' on up over at that dagblasted ephfukinbeefukineye.
speaking of which reminds me being rather amused to see a story about the DOJ telling Muslims down in murfreesboro 'bout how those ball busters at Justus have "got their back." this was amusing precisely for the fact that at the same time DoJ officials are assuring Muslims of the full protection of their civil liberties, DoJ muscle wing, the FBI, have been spending inordinate amounts of time, energy and resources, drumming their own, (taxpayer funded of course!) phony little faux Muslim "terrorist" crime spree: targeting poor communities with gobs of money, provo agents stirring juices, planting evidence, or just plain makin' shit up about pictures.
so, beware murfreesboro Muslims. should we transcend the current state of madness that so currently afflicts you, the DoJ may defend you with all due diligence now. they may also attack you with all due diligence, and phony evidence, later on.