Sunday, November 14

Anonymous, the ex-CIA agent on 60 minutes tonight.

A long serving CIA agent who'se expertize was on Osama bin Laden, and recently published a book critical of the prosecution of the GWOT, was interviewed for the program 60 Minutes and has some terrifying news for us. Osama has apparently been given the clerical go-ahead to use Nukes against the Devided States of America.
(CBS) Osama bin Laden now has religious approval to use a nuclear device against Americans, says the former head of the CIA unit charged with tracking down the Saudi terrorist.

The former agent, Michael Scheuer, speaks to Steve Kroft in his first television interview without disguise to be broadcast on 60 Minutes, Sunday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Scheuer was until recently known as the "anonymous" author of two books critical of the west's response to bin Laden and al Qaeda, the most recent of which is titled "Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror."

No one in the west knows more about the al Qaeda leader than Scheuer, who has tracked him since the mid-1980s. The CIA allowed him to write the books provided he remain anonymous, but now is allowing him to reveal himself for the first time on Sunday's broadcast.

Now if that doesn't curl the hairs on your nose, clerical authorization to use a nuclear device. I guess we should have seen this coming. I bet Scheuer is glad to have left the agency before Stalin's Purge, I mean Porter's Putsch. And I am sure that he has a nice home far from the logical target of such an attack.

Even if bin Laden had a nuclear weapon, he probably wouldn't have used it for a lack of proper religious authority - authority he has now.
"[Bin Laden] secured from a Saudi sheik...a rather long treatise on the possibility of using nuclear weapons against the Americans," says Scheuer. "[The treatise] found that he was perfectly within his rights to use them. Muslims argue that the United States is responsible for millions of dead Muslims around the world, so reciprocity would mean you could kill millions of Americans."
I sure am happy that the world is safer now, it's a good thing that the presnit was not concerned with nuclear proliferation beyond the point of being able to pronounce one of those words correctly.
Scheuer says bin Laden was criticized by some Muslims for the Sept. 11 attack because he killed so many people without enough warning and before offering to help convert them to Islam. But now, bin Laden has addressed the American people and given fair warning.
As the head of the CIA unit charged with tracking bin Laden from 1996 to 1999, Scheuer says he never had enough people to do the job right. He blames former CIA director George Tenet.

"One of the questions that should have been asked of Mr. Tenet was why were there always enough people for the public relations office, for the academic outreach office, for the diversity and multi-cultural office," says Scheuer. "All those things are admirable and necessary but none of them are protecting the American people from a foreign threat."

And the threat posed by bin Laden is also underestimated, says Scheuer. "I think our leaders over the last decade have done the American people a disservice...continuing to characterize Osama bin Laden as a thug, as a gangster," he says.

"Until we respect him, sir, we are going to die in numbers that are probably unnecessary, yes. He's a very, very talented man and a very worthy opponent."
And when it happens most will be shocked and astonished. "man I never saw that coming". And on the day of the attack, we later find out that the pentagon was running a "suitcase Nuke drill". I guess this is the type of thing that can be expected when you have an administration that makes it clear that they will only listen to things that fit their world view, or their agenda. Sleep well tonight my friends.