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Friday, January 21, 2005

Tin Foil Hat Department

According to the London Times, former CIA executive director AB "Buzzy" Krongard says that the fact that we haven't captured Bin Laden is a good thing:
“You can make the argument that we’re better off with him (at large),” Krongard said. “Because if something happens to Bin Laden, you might find a lot of people vying for his position and demonstrating how macho they are by unleashing a stream of terror.”
Okay, this statement is frightening enough on the surface coming as it does from someone who, up until six weeks ago was the CIA's third most senior officer, an agency entrusted with the responsibility of actually finding the man responsible for 3,000 American deaths. But it may be more than lazy ex post facto justification for incompetence, oversight and gross abdication of responsibility.

Prior to coming to the CIA, Krongard was Vice Chairman of Banker’s Trust-AB Brown, one of the companies who had large "put" options in place on United Airlines stock prior to 9/11 -- such that they stood to profit heftily if the stock tanked. (Although it has only occurred as a footnote in the mainstream media, there is abundent documentation that the unusually large numbers of such "puts" indicate specific foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks.)

Let's recap. The guy whose former company acted in response to forewarning of the 9/11 attacks (and we all know from Dick Cheney's cozy relationship with Halliburton how "former" never really means "former") and stood to profit from that information doesn't want Bin Laden to be caught. Right. Nothing suspicious there.

I say we get O'Reilly on the horn and get him crackin' on this one, pronto, 'cos it's just this kind of hard-hitting, investigative thing he excels at. Bill? Are you there? Bill?

(Thanks to BooMan 23 at Kos for putting the pieces together. You can read more here.)