Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Bill Clinton's Cowardice and 9/11

I have long believed that the 9/11 Commission was cleverly used by Democrats to cover up the Clinton Administration responsibility for the terrorist attack on America. Naturally, Republican committee members were not smart enough to understand what was going on. They thought it was all about the truth. So, the cover up was enshrined as history.

Now, we learn that when Afghan allies and the CIA wanted to rid the world of Osama bin Laden in 1998 and 1999, the Bill Clinton administration issued an order preventing them from doing so. Thus, Bill Clinton saved Osama bin Laden’s life. Clinton’s dereliction, his cowardly failure, directly produced the terrorist attack on 9/11.

The Daily Mail reports on a recent Showtime documentary:

Former CIA agents have said they were prevented from killing Osama Bin Laden in the build-up to 9/11 because of a bill signed by President Bill Clinton. 

New documentary The Longest War details how the agency could have assassinated the head of Al Qaeda before September 11 when they had him cornered.

The terrorist was constantly moving around to avoid detection, but at points he would surface and the U.S. would confirm his location so they could launch a strike.  

Local tribal leaders in Afghanistan told them to bury explosives underneath crossroads that would blow up his convoy when it passed. 

But their hands were tied because of the Memorandum of Notification enacted by President Clinton in August 1998 that meant deadly action was forbidden.  

The story continues:

Marty Martin, who was a CIA counterterrorism officer at the time, said in the documentary that the threat from the al-Qaeda leader 'was real' but the US missed opportunities to prevent the thousands of deaths from 9/11.

'And if President Clinton had taken action and killed Osama bin Laden, there wouldn't have been a 9/11,' Martin continued. 'And if there wouldn't have been a 9/11 there wouldn't have been an Afghanistan, and if there wouldn't have been an Afghanistan there wouldn't have been an Iraq. What would the world be like?'

As the intelligentsia rails non-stop against Donald Trump, you know and I know that they will rush to the ramparts to defend Bill Clinton. To defend him against sexual harassment charges, to defend him against rape charges, and of course to defend him against charges that he actively intervened to save Osama bin Laden.

Of course, he was not alone. Our crack national security leadership did not see bin Laden as a threat.

'It's hard to believe now, but back in the late '90s, most of the Washington national security establishment — including President Clinton, the State Department, the Department of Defense — simply did not view Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda as a serious threat,' Barker told Yahoo! 

In the hours before 9/11 Clinton himself explained why he did not kill bin Laden. He declared that he would have had to level a town in Afghanistan… which was obviously a lie:

Just 10 hours before the September 11 attacks, Clinton admitted to an audience in Australia that he's had opportunities to kill bin Laden.

'I'm just saying, you know, if I were Osama bin Laden — he's a very smart guy, I've spent a lot of time thinking about him — and I nearly got him once,' Clinton told a small group of business leaders in Melbourne on September 10, 2001. 

'I nearly got him. And I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him. And so I just didn't do it.'

Of course, our intelligentsia will label it a profile in courage, an exemplary instance of executive leadership.


David Foster said...

During WWII, the British bombed the German rocket development facility at Peenemunde. The explicit intent was to kill as many as possible of the civilian scientists and engineers working on the V-2 missile. These employees lived on-site, along with their wives and children. I guess Clinton wouldn't have done it.

Possibly, Clinton justified himself by arguing that killing Bin Laden wouldn't have made any difference, someone else would have taken over his role anyhow.

Anonymous said...

You are assuming that Bill Clinton had any agency in this. He is a controlled puppet. Bin Laden was being kept alive because there were plans for him. Thinking that Bill was the one actually making the decisions, the real decisions, seems naive.