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"Haneef 9/11 Australian Story?" The UK Remake
As the chiefs of ASIO and the AFP appear before the Haneef inquiry, someone appears to be leaking information in support of the stance taken by Keelty, O'Sullivan and Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews.
At the same time as, the Brisbane Courier Mail has managed to "obtain" information exchanged between the head of UK conterterrorisim and the London branch of the AFP, the London Daily Telegraph is whipping up the dirty bomb fear in the lead-up to September 11.
Thanks.. it all makes sense now...Haneef was locked up because his mate was a car bomb designerthat was helping UK Jihad. Actually, this reminds me of those photos of Haneef's fridge, showing how he obviously left in a hurry.
Anyway, the piece concludes:
Okay, they've got a piece of British intelligence information that migh (unconfirmed) have been passed to the AFP, who might (unconfirmed) have passed it to Immigration, who might (unconfirmed) have passed it to iAndrews. The insinuated conclusion? This "might" (unconfirmed) be the "secret information" that Andrews said he couldn't talk about.
The only trouble, Kevin, is that it's not information about Haneef, but of the other bloke. Maybe also that there isn't one publicly confirmed link in the chain by which you could have received the information.
Meanwhile, in London, various unidentified government and defence folk are apparently leaking like anonymous sieves to the Tele in order to warn Britons of the suddenly increased likelihood of a "dirty bomb" attack
What's the bet that we're going to find out that Haneef's mate was fixing the backpacks for the Pakis to pack with dirty bombs. You can see that one coming a mile off, most likely slated for publication on Thursday.
The year before last the days before September 11 were those of the thwarting of the"gelbombers". This showed us why we could only take some liquids onto planes in certain ways. Will UK publicity of an averted "dirty bomb" attack be a cattalyst for similarly international radiological security implementation?. Or are all these stores merely to get Kevin Andrews off the hook?
The Telegraph/Sun piece concludes with this pearler:
It's amazing how the Courier-Mail and the international Murdoch pieces have near-equal levels of qualification.
It's too early in the election cycle forOsama to make an appearance ('05,'07... perhaps he works alternate years?) but a UK dirty bomb scare around 9/11 coiuld finally get this ball rolling for the necons to go get these bastards before they leave office.
The unsubstantiated fearmongering in these pieces is an insult to the intelligence of the UK/US/Australian citizenry proportiate to the "Filipino Monkey" puppet show. Sadly, some will be duped. Let's hope not too many.
I'll be watching the international Murdoch press with great interest this week.
Afterword: As I was putting this piece together, AP were posting the news from tthe UK that the 2006 gel-bomb suspects have been convicted of terrorism conspiracy. However " the jury could not reach a verdict on allegations they plotted to use liquid explosives to down trans-Atlantic airliners." Another remake bites the dust.