Sunday, February 26, 2006


Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and all the rest of the neocon talking heads have told us, repeatedly, that we shouldn't be worried about our national security. They keep telling us that they wouldn't do anything to put our security at risk. Yeh...that must be why I keep seeing articles about how insecure our international ports are, and how Homeland Security has failed to do the job it was designed to do.

Now there is a new revelation about the UAE and al Qaeda. It seems that al Qaeda has infiltrated the government and many state owned corporations in the UAE.... along with Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Qatar, and Kuwait which our government has known about for some time.

This from New York Post via Buzz Flash:



WASHINGTON — Al Qaeda warned the government of the United Arab Emirates more than three years ago that it "infiltrated" key government agencies, according to a disturbing document released by the U.S. military.

The warning was contained in a June 2002 message to UAE rulers, in which the terror network demanded the release of an unknown number of "mujahedeen detainees," who it said had been arrested during a government crackdown in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

The explosive document is certain to become ammunition for critics of the controversial UAE port deal, who fear the Dubai-based firm could be used by terrorists to sneak money and personnel into the United States.

Little is known about the origins or authorship of the message.

"You are well aware that we have infiltrated your security, censorship and monetary agencies, along with other agencies that should not be mentioned," the message said.

"Therefore, we warn of the continuation of practicing . . . policies which do not serve your interest and will only cost you many problems that will place you in an embarrassing state before your citizens.

"Your homeland is exposed to us. There are many vital interests that will hurt you if we decided to harm them."

The document was among a batch of internal al Qaeda communications captured by U.S. forces in the war on terror.

They were declassified and released earlier this month by the Center for Combating Terrorism at West Point.

"If it's real, the document shows that the UAE really is trying to cooperate with the U.S. in the war on terrorism, because they were being threatened by al Qaeda," said terrorism expert Lorenzo Vidino.

"But it also reveals that even though they [the UAE] are our friends, al Qaeda seems to have people on the inside in the UAE, just as it has in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Qatar and Kuwait."

You tell you really think they have any concern for our national security, or did these idiots just rush into this like they do with everything else?


karena said...

I do not want this company to have anything to do with American soil. If they were willing to do business with the Taliban and Al Q and only switched sides when pressure was on, they can switch sides again. It is like supporting and arming Saddam when that was good for business and then flapping our arms when he supposedly turned against us.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Karena, supporting and arming Saddam when that was good for business...

I think the reason they are pushing this so hard is because it is good buisness for Bush, Cheney, and a few others with WH conections...which could be any number of neocons.