CIA Director Michael Hayden Thinks We Are All Idiots
March 30 (Bloomberg) -- Al-Qaeda, in its haven in western Pakistan, is training operatives who are "western" in appearance, making it easier for them to get past U.S. airport security, Central Intelligence Director Michael Hayden said.
Really? White anglo people have an easier time with airport security? What planet does this guy live on? Anyway, isn't racial profiling officially illegal? Is an airplane attack really even a significant worry these days?
Hayden, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," said the terrorists' sanctuary in tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan is the most likely point of origin for them to launch another attack against the U.S.
Yeah, because it's so easy for them to get into the US from Afghanistan... (eyeroll)
They are training "operatives who look western" there and "would be able to come into this country without attracting the attention others might," Hayden said. "If there is another terrorist attack, it will originate there."
Sure, whatever you say, boss. I'm know you would never make shit up about terrorism...
He declined to comment on a Washington Post report last week that the U.S. has increased the intensity of its unilateral air strikes against al-Qaeda members in the area over fears the country's new leaders will scale back such operations.
Heaven forbid we scale back in killing innocent brown people...
Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani yesterday emphasized political rather than military steps to combat a spreading insurgency by Islamic extremists in the border area. The U.S. is concerned a softened approach may let al-Qaeda, the Taliban and other groups expand their base in Pakistan and step up attacks on U.S. forces.
First, wow, I didn't realize how uncannily the new Pakistani PM's name looks like "Giuliani". Second, "softened approach"? Did it ever occur to the geniuses who run the foreign policy that radicals could be dealt with in a non-military way-- and that this actually might work better than a military solution?
The U.S. also is concerned about the political sidelining of President Pervez Musharraf, its longtime ally in Pakistan, since Gillani was sworn in March 25.
In other words, Gillani isn't on the take!
While Musharraf's previous military government signed peace deals with the tribal leaders in 2006 -- a strategy Hayden called "absolutely disastrous" since it allowed al-Qaeda to regroup -- the government also periodically conducted army offensives and permitted U.S. missile strikes on suspected al-Qaeda targets.
But Musharraf-- he's STILL our guy!
"We have not had a better partner in the war against terrorism than Pakistan" under Musharraf, Hayden said today. When asked if Musharraf would "still be there" in three months, Hayden said, "I don't know."
Basically, they love Musharraf because he went along with the bullshit war on terror so very well.
Hayden said the CIA believes Osama Bin Laden is in the border region, though "not operationally involved." He "is more of an iconic figure" for the global terrorist movement, Hayden said, adding that killing or capturing him and deputy commander Ayman Al-Zawahiri remains a high priority for the CIA.
Bwaa ha ha ha ha! !!! That's a good one!!! I didn't know you were such a joker!