Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Terror alert changes

I saw this on Yahoo News

More than half a dozen government officials interviewed yesterday, who declined to be identified because classified information is involved, said that most, if not all, of the information about the buildings seized by authorities in a raid in Pakistan last week was about three years old, and possibly older.

Intelligence officials said that the remarkably detailed information about the surveillance -- which included logs of pedestrian traffic and notes on the types of explosives that might work best against each target -- was evaluated in light of general intelligence reports received this summer indicating that al Qaeda hopes to strike a U.S. target before the November presidential elections.

Now it seems that the only story that the major media wants to report on is that most of the intel is 3 years old. Therefore proving that the administration did this just to draw attention itself and hurt their man Kerry. Only two real problems with that. One, there is new intel that goes with the older intel. This new intel connects the survailance to a time frame for attack. Or more likely when you have a time frame for attack, you start looking for where they are going to attack. Now barring any new location information you start looking at older data, once there you find the most likely and bingo your winner by default. Sorry if that was convoluted. Now, two, this info comes from the left slanted media. They quote NO sources by name or station. Just calling them government officials. A government official could be the receptionist for goodness sake. Now I am not saying they did make this up, just that this would not be the first time they gave us a half truth. Sorry I just don’t trust the media that looks me in the face and says “I have no bias at all” and then gives reports that clearly shows how biased it is.

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