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CIA Chief Wonders Whether Cheney Wishes for Terrorist Attack

Posted on Jun 14, 2009
White House / David Bohrer / Archive

Leon Panetta responds to the former vice president’s constant sniping in the latest New Yorker: “I think he smells some blood in the water on the national-security issue. ... It’s almost, a little bit, gallows politics. When you read behind it, it’s almost as if he’s wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point. I think that’s dangerous politics.”

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By bogi666, June 19, 2009 at 4:32 am Link to this comment
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Cheney’s world starts on 9/11/01, with apparent complicit knowledge of the forth coming attack. He and his gangsters convinced Americans, the gullible, the world started on 9/12/01 but it started the day before. This is the NAZI plan as exclaimed how easy it is to manipulate a country into be willing to die although no one wants to do so. Create fears and as the invasion of Iraq proves no incident is necessary.The NAZI’s used the Reichstag fire; the Gulf of Tonkin;sinking of the Maine in 1898 just to name the obviously prominent examples. Create fears and use patriotism just as simple as Goering declares.

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By Inherit The Wind, June 15, 2009 at 7:33 pm Link to this comment

PatrickHenry, June 15 at 7:12 pm #

I can’t believe he’s still alive.

I’m not sure he is.  Think of Anne Rice and “Lestat”.

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By PatrickHenry, June 15, 2009 at 4:12 pm Link to this comment

I can’t believe he’s still alive.

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By Tom Hussein Paine, June 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm Link to this comment
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I’ll just chime in with what others seems to know here: 9/11 worked well for Cheney the first time.  He did nothing to protect the country before, DURING, and after the attacks on that day.  Qui bono? We know.

How lucky those guys were with their boxcutters?  They actually topple the most important spook house in NYC on that day, even though it was a block away from the towers.  Look for yourself who the occupants of WTC 7 were: DIA, CIA, SEC, FBI, and Giuliani’s bunker.  That was lucky!

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By Sepharad, June 15, 2009 at 2:54 pm Link to this comment

If Cheney is hoping for another terrorist attack on this country (and it sounds like he is), what he’s probably looking for is some insurance against being charged with enabling and causing illegal torture which is, I think, a capital crime. Having another big attack would allow his defense lawyer to say “See? This is what my client’s ‘expanded interrogation’ and lying to Congress was trying to prevent.” Case dropped, practices reinstated, Cheney rewritten as hero in the history books.

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By samosamo, June 15, 2009 at 10:05 am Link to this comment

Why would dick ‘wish’ for another attack on america when he and his neocon traitors are experienced by pulling off the 9/11 attack and are at this very moment, financially attacking this country which according to a current post today on this site, by chis hedges, the world is about to shut the fucking door on american imperialism by dropping the dollar as the world reserve currency.

Talk about some big time fucking bullshit!

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By Fadel Abdallah, June 15, 2009 at 9:03 am Link to this comment

Cheney in my book is the latest incarnation of fascism, multiplied in its danger many times over traditional fascism on account of hiding behind a fake facade of so-called democracy.

Of course, he wishes for another 9/11, since it was the 2001 9/11, in which he had a hand or two, that was instrumental in bringing about the atmosphere of fear that made his fascist agenda possible for eight sad and long years, from the grip of which we are not free yet, despite the change in political administration of our sad country. So, en essence, many aspects of fascism were permanently engraved in the political psychic of America as a result of the eight years of fascism under Bush-Cheney.

Short of hanging him up in public after a quick trial, he and his cohorts in the CIA-Military-Industrial Complex will continue to plot another attack that would dwarf the 2001, 9/11.

Without submitting those sons of bitches to justice (i.e. hanging) they will continue to plot in favor of the reign of fear and fascism!

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By knobcreekfarmer, June 15, 2009 at 2:32 am Link to this comment

It has been done this way for practically as long as man has walked upright. Take a few rich greedy fuckers, mix in control of information add a side of paranoia and fear and ta-da! money-money-money.

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By blogdog, June 15, 2009 at 12:49 am Link to this comment

RE: So the real terrorism in this country is often downplayed and often ignored.

Rodny: point taken - it’s a vulgar, violent nation - perhaps the most vulgar and violent of all time, but 2-bit thuggery is not state-sponsored terrorism - the gang of Abel Danger, terror-drill, role-players, set up as patsies for the 9-11 false-flag provocation, were not victors in a national security failure.

9/11 was the most spectacularly successful black-op of all time, magnificently spun into the most successful psy-op of all time - a media feeding frenzy that delivered the Global War Of Terror right on schedule. Whose schedule? The Project for a New American Century, of course - their New Pearl Harbor.

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By coloradokarl, June 14, 2009 at 7:56 pm Link to this comment

Cheney and his Neo-con henchmen are the most dangerous crew since the Facist marvels of the 1930’s . History will serve these ego-maniacal bastards and their offspring shit sanwiches for eternity…...

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By Misfiteye, June 14, 2009 at 5:34 pm Link to this comment

Cheney is hiding in plane sight. 

As long as he can continue to get air time by simply saying something outrageous, “We the People” will be too distracted to ever bring charges against him for treason (Valerie Plame) or war crimes (torture) even though the evidence is clearly documented.

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By Thomthum, June 14, 2009 at 5:12 pm Link to this comment

Who is this Cheney? For 8 years he hid in the shadows and barely spoke. Now he won’t STFU.


I guess he wants to be the Ayatollah…He wants to be known as “Ayatollah So”

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By rodney, June 14, 2009 at 4:39 pm Link to this comment
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Let’s be real, we have terrorists attacks almost daily in this country. What do you call the murder of a doctor who performs a abortions and the clinic closes? What do you call the murder of a witness of a trial and the defendant get off? What do you call it when people are afraid to leave their homes for fear of being robbed raped or murdered? Terrorism is not just Al-Queda planning attacks against America. The KKK the Bloods and the Crips are more dangerous than Al-Queda. The Mexican gangs that smuggle drugs along the border are more dangerous than Al-Queda, yet all of that is ignored and swept under the rug in order to keep us in fear of an Al-Queda attack. Name all of the Al-Queda attacks in America over the last 15 years. Now think of all of the local terrorism. The Olympic Park bombing, the Unibomber. the abortion clinic bombings, the large number of black churches set on fire, the deaths resulting from gang and drug violence. What is really more dangerous? Al-Queda took advantage of American incompetance and no one was held accountable. We gave them visas, taught them how to fly airplanes, taught them martial arts, sold them 99 cent box cutters which we allowed on airplanes and did not require that the plane cockpit be secure. A total failure and breakdown of security occurred. Most bouncers at area night clubs provide better security than that. At least the don’t allow box cutters in their clubs. Any group of thugs with 5 minutes of planning could have committed 9-11. Simple security measures could have prevented 9-11. Nothing sofisticated or complicated was done. They just took advantage of incompetant security. So the real terrorism in this country is often downplayed and often ignored.

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By blogdog, June 14, 2009 at 4:36 pm Link to this comment

keeping prize-winning commentary in play may be the only way to keep the spooky network at bay - remember the Barksdale Nuke mutiny, the Noble Resolve stand down and the Top Off Four bomb-dog alert - all most likely black-ops averted by citizen awareness and alarm - keep the bells a ringin’ and scream bloody murder every time the roll up another ring of patsies: e.g. May, 2009, FBI, NYPD Arrest 4 in Alleged Plot to Bomb NY Synagogues

Four New York men were arrested Wednesday in connection with an alleged plot to blow up area Jewish centers and military targets. The plot, however, was foiled by undercover agents.
Raids by the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorist Task Force in the Bronx captured the suspected ringleader and three followers in what law enforcement sources are calling a homegrown terrorist plot.

“The bombs had been made by the FBI technicians, they were totally inert, no one was ever at risk,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.

officials said the suspects were actually using fake explosives given to them in an earlier sting operation

plotters under surveillance since June of 2008 and there was “no chance” the alleged scheme could succeed.

suspects have previously been arrested on drug charges

The suspects also received what they believed were two stinger missiles
men arrested did not have any connection to other terrorists

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By rockinrobin, June 14, 2009 at 4:24 pm Link to this comment
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just like they deliberately provoked the attack on Pearl Harbor as seen in Day of Deceit; they attacked the PEOPLE of the USA then & have been doing so for a VERY long time; “enhanced interrogation” my foot; bill moyers journal reports on inquistion tortures;; & more; delighting in cruelty and taking joy in torture, bombing civilians & children deliberately, using white phosphorus & dimes; “put away childish things” these are HUMAN BEINGS; what part of the CHILDREN do you want us to put away? their brains splattered on mother’s breast? arms/legs? Venezuela kicked them out putting harmful chemicals in to Pepsi; Coke added chemicals England forced them to stop; India told FORCE them to drink Pesticide filled pepsi or ALL AID stopped; they are CRIMINALS and CROOKS folks; EVERYONE wants them stopped! and yes, they are trying to deliberately PROVOKE actions of war on the PEOPLE of the USA; just like at Pearl Harbor; to JUSTIFY their ACTIONS of attacking the USA on 9/11; SEE how ABC reporters SAID the building WTC 7 would collapse PRIOR to it’s doing so; (in the KNOW)everyone BUT the PEOPLE of the USA

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By AWM, June 14, 2009 at 4:12 pm Link to this comment

cheney is a recidivist of course he wants to stage another attack

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By DS, June 14, 2009 at 3:33 pm Link to this comment
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”’s almost as if he’s wishing that this country would be attacked again”
And why not? The 9-11 attack worked wonderfully for the Cheney Administration.

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By richard east, June 14, 2009 at 3:16 pm Link to this comment

“’s almost as if he’s wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point.”

-Ding ding ding ding ding. Give this man a prize!

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