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Saturday, August 07, 2004

The Pakistani Valerie Plame?

Thanks to Max Blumenthal's astute observation, we now get a glimpse at what appears to be the inner mechanics of how politically expedient intelligence is at times manufactured. So, if Mr Blumenthal got it right, it appears that Mohammad Naeem Noor Khan who was recently captured in Pakistan and presented in many media sources as a major Al Quaeda figure was in reality a Pakistani agent helping that country's counter-intelligence services in capturing Al Quaeda operatives. He appears nonetheless to be outed, and his capture and materials he alleged to have carried were used for the US Homeland Security Department to issue another terror alert. And it was issued at a time the administration could use it,- a good time to divert the public attention from the issues raised at the DNC as well as from the reports that 1,000 US soldiers have died in foreign wars under this administration's watch.

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