Sunday, September 2, 2007
By Kurt Nimmo
"As it turns out, the “threat” of terrorist attacks against the United States by Hezbollah, included in the latest National Intelligence Estimate, was casually thrown in, apparently to add some color.
“Speaking under condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, several intelligence officers asserted that the report was sloppy and lacked supporting evidence,” reports Larisa Alexandrovna for Raw Story. “The NIE seems… fiddled [with],” regarding Hezbollah, one high-ranking CIA official told Alexandrovna. “Whether it is or isn’t is not really the point. The point is that nobody is ready to believe it.” Nobody, that is, except a gullible American public, barraged 24-7 with idiotic tales of terrorists gone wild, ready to invade the homeland and convert Americans at gunpoint to Islamofascism. “As regards to the Hezbollah ‘threat,’” the official added, “they just threw that in. Nobody in CIA talks to Hezbollah, and they’re living off their assessments from back in the 80s, which they really never got right anyway.”
The CIA never got it right, preferring instead to regurgitate Israeli “assessments” formulated after the invasion of Lebanon. Fact is, Hezbollah was organized as a response to Israel’s invasion in 1982. Even the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) admits as much. “Hezbollah was founded in 1982 in response to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and subsumed members of the 1980s coalition of groups known as Islamic Jihad. It has close links to Iran and Syria,” same as the United States has “close links” with Israel, although the CFR does not bother to make such comparisons......
As should be expected, the CIA is doing its part in the effort, as the “clash of civilizations” is about targeting American Muslims as well as those of the Middle East. “US foreign policy and its approach to terrorism are based on political decisions, which then trickle down inadvertently, or in some cases surreptitiously, into intelligence analysis,” writes Larisa Alexandrovna. As we know, U.S. foreign policy is currently in the clutches of a coven of criminally insane neocons, determined to launch “World War IV,” the war against Israel’s enemies. As should be expected, the kissing cousins of the neocons, the venal Wall Street neolibs, are onboard with this noxious plan, as the “war on terror” is as much about squashing all resistance to loan sharking schemes and fire sales as it is the serial murder of all who would oppose Israeli hegemony."