February 16, 2007

US Destroyed The Golden Mosque: Believe It

Some more info from the NYT on the bombing of the Golden Mosque:
“A caretaker at the shrine described what happened on the day of the attack, insisting on anonymity because he was afraid that talking to an American could get him killed. The general outline of his account was confirmed by American and Iraqi officials.

The night before the explosion, he said, just before the 8 p.m. curfew on Feb. 21, 2006, on the Western calendar, men dressed in commando uniforms like those issued by the Interior Ministry entered the shrine.

The caretaker said he had been beaten, tied up and locked in a room.

Throughout the night, he said, he could hear the sound of drilling as the attackers positioned the explosives, apparently in such a way as to inflict maximum damage on the dome”.
Like the World Trade Center attacks, this violence was carefully planned and targetted to deliver a deep and resounding political change. A "catastrophic and catalyzing event". Just the sort of Machiavellian tactic the neocons have long professed.

More here: Information Warfare, Psy-ops and the Power of Myth.

2 comments:

Abby said...

The Iraqis, Allah bless their hearts, showed a hell of a lot of restraint following the bombing of the Golden Mosque. http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/4583

Riiiight.

gandhi said...

Wow, Abby. That's a hell of a link. Thanks!

It looks as if the Golden Mosque bombing didn't do the trick, so they sacrificed more troops in a doomed escalation, just to piss Iraqis off and trigger a civil war, which they were simultaneously pretending back home (for cover?) was not happening.

Somebody somewhere finally figured out that the war in Iraq and the war in Washington actually required two different sets of dynamics. So while they were busy triggering a civil war in Iraq, they were busy denying it in the USA. Genius!?

I smell Karl Rove... But does he even get his hands dirty with this shit? Or is this pure, unadulterated Cheney? Seriously, you can almost smell it, can't you?

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