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THE MASTER PLAN

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060911fa_fact3

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Even as members of Al Qaeda watched in exultation while the Twin Towers fell and the Pentagon burned on September 11, 2001, they realized that the pendulum of catastrophe was swinging in their direction. Osama bin Laden later boasted that he was the only one in the group’s upper hierarchy who had anticipated the magnitude of the wound that Al Qaeda inflicted on America, but he also admitted that he was surprised by the towers’ collapse. His goal, for at least five years, had been to goad America into invading Afghanistan, an ambition that had caused him to continually raise the stakes—the simultaneous bombings of the United States Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, in August, 1998, followed by the attack on an American warship in the harbor of Aden, Yemen, in October, 2000. Neither of those actions had led the United States to send troops to Afghanistan.
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What I find hard to understand is how our neocon masters don't see what puppets they have been. Unless, of course, it is also aligned with their agenda.
Permalink son of parnas 
September 14th, 2006 11:34am
Well, that's just it. Are they puppets or puppet masters. I'm sure there is a whole lot of puppeteering going on though.
Permalink Send private email Rock Hardbuns 
September 14th, 2006 11:39am
The neocons want to believe that they create reality. Therefore every data point which conflicts with their image of reality must be deleted [1]. Any agent of another nation that tells desirable fictional tales will be believed, while evidence to show that person being an enemy agent shall be strictly forbidden from discussion [2]. In the event that we destroy the enemies of an enemy nation, the enemy nation shall remain on the axis of evil and shall be called "surrounded" [3].

Further, the enemy of the necons is the US government. "Starving the beast" is the euphemism for the overthrow and destruction of the US.

notes:
1 - in some cases govt departments get completely defunded when they contradict the officially approved fantasy. Counting pureed salmon? Not any more you don't.
2 - Ahmed Chalabi is the prime example here. Agent of Iran, told Iran which of their codes that the US had broken, causing the Iranians to switch to unbroken codes. He was also the prime source for the fairy tales of Iraqi WMD (they have them on every street corner! they can launch in 45 minutes!) and the fairy tales that Iraqis will welcome us (they'll throw flowers at the troops!).
3 - Iran. Offered assistance in gwot, which was refused.
Permalink Peter 
September 14th, 2006 11:58am
In co-dependent relationships folks are both puppet and puppetmaster pulling at the strings.

It's very knotty way to go.
Permalink Send private email just me 
September 14th, 2006 12:04pm
there are no puppet masters, just puppets mastered by their own ignorant desires.

ie. everybody's a fool with a hair-brained "master plan" that won't come to be nor should be.
Permalink Kenny 
September 14th, 2006 1:36pm

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