Does anybody who looks “western” have an easy time getting past airport security? Mr. Hayden needs to visit an airport and see for himself — just about everybody, from grandmothers to toddlers, are under suspicion, even if they look Scandinavian. It has nothing to do with actual suspicion. It has to do with sending a message: you live in a police state now, get used to it, and if you don’t want to end up dead in a holding cell like Carol Ann Gotbaum, you’ll submit and not complain.
Of course, Mr. Hayden, as the head honcho of the CIA, is “catapulting the propaganda,” as Bush might call it. Now that al-Qaeda operatives look like stock brokers and cashiers at the local Stop ‘n Gas, we need to push ahead with the control grid, now only partially in place. Our rulers think we need to hear this kind of nonsense every few weeks, just to remind us and get us accustomed to those CCTV cameras everywhere and the NSA vacuuming up our telephone conversations and emails. It’s all to protect us from the white boy al-Qaeda. “Hayden, appearing on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ said the terrorists’ sanctuary in tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan is the most likely point of origin for them to launch another attack against the U.S.,” Bloomberg continues. As for “the border with Afghanistan,” please. Mr. Hayden knows this area was long ago set-up to be militant Islam central, a pet project of the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI and continues to operate as a spook franchise with a stock of patsies and mental deficients. It was no mistake the late Osama bin Laden received his medical care at a Pakistan military base and the CIA paid a visit when he was in the hospital. Bloomberg naturally says nothing about any of this or the fact Osama bin Laden is dead and buried, praise be to Allah. Instead, we are getting set-up for another fantastical attack launched from a cave situated in one of the most backward and impoverished areas on the planet. If we are to believe Mike Hayden, white boys dedicated to the destruction of the United States, because of our “freedoms,” are being trained in Bumfunk, Afghanistan. In addition to waving the ridiculous specter of al-Qaeda white boys, Hayden is sending a message to Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani, who needs to get on the bandwagon, that is kill his own people. Mr. Gillani made a big mistake when he said he wants a “political rather than military” solution “to combat a spreading insurgency by Islamic extremists in the border area. The U.S. is concerned a softened approach may let al-Qaeda, the Taliban and other groups expand their base in Pakistan and step up attacks on U.S. forces.” Sure they are. If not for al-Qaeda and the Taliban — both explicitly created by the CIA and Pakistan intelligence — there would be no threat of white boy terrorists slipping into the country. If not for this threat, it would be a lot less easy for the government to strip search you at the airport and rifle through your medical records and listen in on your phone calls.
March 31, 2008