Barack Obama Accused of Exaggerating Terror Threat for Political Gain

Looks like President Obama has taken another page out of President Bush’s playbook.  From the Guardian:

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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.

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.

Hasan, a veteran diplomat who is close to Pakistan’s president, suggested the Obama administration was playing politics with the terror threat before next month’s mid-term 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.

“I will not deny the fact that there may be internal political dynamics, including the forthcoming mid-term American elections. If the Americans have definite information about terrorists and al-Qaida people, we should be provided [with] that and we could go after them ourselves,” Hasan said.

“Such reports are a mixture of frustrations, ineptitude and lack of appreciation of ground realities. Any attempt to infringe the sovereignty of Pakistan would not bring about stability in Afghanistan, which is presumably the primary objective of the American and Nato forces.”

Dismissing claims of a developed, co-ordinated plot aimed at Britain, France and Germany, European intelligence officials also pointed the finger at the US, and specifically at the White House. “To stitch together [the terror plot claims] in a seamless narrative is nonsensical,” said one well-placed official.

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    D’oh! Say it ain’t so. Comrade Soetoro lied to us? Wake up people. You’re living in a fascist international state. There is no “right” or “left”, etc., if you’re going to vote the first premise has to be “is he/she a democrap or a Repuglithug”? If so, don’t. Pick the craziest SOB you can find. You know, the one who wants to do everything different. Why not? It doesn’t matter anyway. It’s a rigged game. This is designed to make the sudden “unexpected” election results seem plausible. After all, the PR guys on Orwellian News need fodder for their speils.

  • Seamus92

    D’oh! Say it ain’t so. Comrade Soetoro lied to us? Wake up people. You’re living in a fascist international state. There is no “right” or “left”, etc., if you’re going to vote the first premise has to be “is he/she a democrap or a Repuglithug”? If so, don’t. Pick the craziest SOB you can find. You know, the one who wants to do everything different. Why not? It doesn’t matter anyway. It’s a rigged game. This is designed to make the sudden “unexpected” election results seem plausible. After all, the PR guys on Orwellian News need fodder for their speils.

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