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  • Thursday, September 01, 2005

    US Republican house speaker linked to Bin Laden?

    Surely a member of the ruling elite in the US wouldn't have anything to do with terrorism, would they? Well, apparently so, according to this article, from the Online Journal:

    The article reveals for the first time that one of the elected officials that bin Laden-connected Turkish nationals claimed to have on their payroll was none other than Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert, to whom bribes and illicit campaign contributions may have been funneled in order to get him to pull a House Resolution on Armenian Genocide from the House Floor in 2000. It also reveals that these same Turkish nationals claimed to have bribed several State Department and Defense Department officials to facilitate illicit conventional and nuclear arms trades, and had infiltrated U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories in order to sell U.S. technology to the "highest bidder" (al Qaeda, North Korea, Iran?) The one flaw in the Vanity Fair article is that it seems to boil Sibel Edmonds' testimony down to an Armenian Genocide resolution, when actually most of what Edmonds has testified about relates directly to 9–11 (It is not clear why a bunch of Turkish mafia types would have been so interested in a non-binding resolution on the slaughter of the Armenians by the Ottoman Turks at the beginning of the 20th Century: were they acting on behalf of the Turkish government, or were they afraid a freeze in U.S.-Turkish relations would cut off Turkey as a transshipment point for heroin and nuclear materials?)
    At the very least, this article deserves some serious investigation, no doubt the fawning US media won't be conducting any "investigative journalism" anytime soon. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts


    At 9/01/2005 11:59:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    A tenuous connection to the U.S. via Tasert? Looks like the U.S. had better bomb the shit out of itself. What else could it possibly do? I can just imagine the Thomas Friedman piece to come calling for the overthrow of the U.S.

    At 9/02/2005 07:53:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    While I was typing the piece, I was wondering what would have happened if Dennis Hastert had happened to be a Muslim with these same tenuous links. My bet is they'd be slung into some Guantanamo like torture chamber to be abused and tortured for years. I also wondered if these people are with or against themselves. Perhaps they have split personalities, and cannot decide?


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