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I am fucking stunned as I write this.

At :24 seconds into this video

Scheuer:     ” The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. “

    Yes. It has come to this.

  h/t to GOGB for setting up a youtube video. Now it’s our job to make it go viral.

Link here for the full video of the interview at FOX/News

h/t to abrauer


    Please contact the White House and your Congress member and ask them if they have seen this video and if they endorse or condemn it.

    These calls can be just as effective as any other call to your elected officials and will help frame the issue that Fox News irresponsible and borderline dangerous partisan corporate propaganda.

   Also, contact your local and national media.

   The big pundits and the little ones.

   We should make the Right Wing own this or condemn it.

   Anyone who can add contact information for important figures and agencies to contact should please do so in the comments below, and I will update this diary to include it.

So . . .



    No way was this spoken out loud on Rupert Murdoch’s airwaves and he gets away with it.

    No way.

    Who benefits if Osama bin Laden kills Americans in a major attack?

    Who stands to gain from the murder of American citizens?


    And how did Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News air this piece of shit and pass it along as journalism?


Scheuer:    “Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. It’s an absurd situation, again. Only Osama can execute an attack that will force Americans to demand a government protect them effectively, consistently and with as much violence as necessary. “

A previous quote by Michael Sheuer from WaPO    


Now, in a single week, President Obama has eliminated two-thirds of that successful-but-not-sufficient national defense troika because his personal ideology — a fair gist of which is “If the world likes us more we are more secure”

h/t to indieciemopants

    Mr. Sheuer is referring to rendition, interrogation and unmanned aerial vehicle attacks. Though rendition is only dubious at best, enhanced interrogation as practiced during the Bush/Cheney administration is a War Crime. But, I suppose that doesn’t bother Mr. Sheuer. Apparently, nothing does.

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Update: Michael Sheuer’s Bullshit Fake Apology.

another h/t to abrauer

    Someone purporting to be Michael Scheuer posted a response to Spencer Ackerman’s post on this topic at the Washington Independent:

    This has now been confirmed by Ackerman as being legitimately from Sheuer.

    And I call Bullshit!

Here is the apology (feh)

   Spencer, What I tried to say on FOX last night is what I said in my last two books. I believe that our governing elite has a single foreign policy vis. the Muslim World and that it has no contact points with reality. Americans are therefore very inadequately protected. I increasingly believe that our leaders’ perception of the threat and attempts to defeat it are verging on the feckless, and that most Americans — concerned with the economy, raising families, and quite insular in any event — do not recognize the poor job leaders in both parties are doing in defending their country, homes, and family. I am afraid that another, greater-than-9/11 attack will occur — because our leaders see the world that they want to be and not the one on offer — and that only then will Americans starkly see what I believe is unconscionable failure of the federal goverment to put their safety first. My bottom line is that there will be another attack because the Republicans and Democrats are abject incompetents and because our current economic state is too good a chance for bin Laden not to try to push forward al-Qaeda’s “bleed America to bankruptcy” strategey . Far from wishing for another attack, I trust that Churchill’s judgment that God looks out for drunks and the United States of America still holds good and and we remain safe. God better do the job, because no one in our elite is doing it.

   Respectfully, Mike Scheuer

My response to this


This does not cut it.

He needs to flat out repeat his words and say “I apologize for suggesting that America would be better off if Osama bin Laden launched a massive attack on our nation.”

And I want Glen Beck, his colleagues and his employer to say the same thing, we apologize for this statement which we allowed to air.

then I want Glenn to explain why we did not leap out of his seat and defend America right then and there.


    For those who are unfamiliar, Michael Sheuer was head of the Bin Laden unit at CIA under Clinton and Bush. That’s right, the lunatic who thinks America’s last hope is that Osama bin Laden knocks some sense into us is the same guy whose old job was to protect us from Osama bin Laden.

    And yes, the logic behind this combined with the actual statement is enough to make me nauseous.

    So, let me get this straight. Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News put someone on air that said, out loud, that the only thing that can save America from the politicians who the media (not including Fox “Traitor” News) and our allies respect is a massive attack by Osama bin Laden that forces the citizens of America to demand a more violent government?

    Let me ask that again.

    Fox News, the broadcasting channel that is owned by Billionaire Rupert Murdoch, that supported  throughout the War on Terror against Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda while Republican President George W. Bush was in office, the same Fox News who called anybody who disagreed with Bush Un-American and not a patriot, that Fox News put a guy on air who posited that the best thing for America right now under Democratic President Barack Obama, is to get attacked by al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden in a massive strike that would cost an unnumbered amount of innocent American lives?  Seriously?

    Where would they prefer the attack to happen? New York City? Los Angeles? Houston? Miami? Or maybe Washington D.C., home to all the evil politicians who won electoral majorities and the Presidency last year?

    Who should die, so that you can have your fucking grassroots uprising against the 5 month old tyranny of President Barack Hussein Obama?

    I’ve had it with these people. Traitor is not even a good enough word.

A comment below the diary by shplik sums up how I feel we should handle this matter.


     Every single Republican politician running for a Federal Office should be FORCED to answer that they either agree or disagree with that traitorous pig.

Throw this around their necks and choke the life (out) of them – make them own it, or walk away in disgrace from it.

Either way, we destroy them.

I want Newt Gingrich on record. Tomorrow.

I want Michael Steele on record. Tomorrow.

I want every last one of these public servants either saying they agree or they don’t with that video.

    Add Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Neil Cavuto, Glenn Beck and the man who signs their paychecks Rupert Murdoch to the list of people who should go on record. Right Now.

   On behalf of the victims and families of those who died on 9/11 and in every war before and since then, FUCK YOU, FOX NEWS!

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Let’s see if any Republicans have the balls to take on one of their own.

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Michael Goodwin :

h/t to jgnyc

    Imagine what would happen if someone on the left had said this.

The War on Reality at Fox Corporate Propaganda must end.

This from Glenn Beck, who thinks the founding fathers opposed socialism 100 years before it was invented.

No more Fake news. No more Partisan Corporate Propaganda.

Fox Lies, People Die.

No more re-writing history. The war on facts must end.

Re writing history

    Please Rec this diary, and E-Mail it to everyone you know. America must see this for what it is.

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  1. and a loud FUCK YOU to Fox News.

    I demand a fucking apology, not only from Fox News, but from all the fuckwad Conservatives they support and employ.

    • Inky99 on July 1, 2009 at 9:52 am

    They really WANT that to happen, so they can run around torturing everyone they please and using all that military equipment that’s just sitting around, and slaughtering everyone who gets in the way.

    It’s the “24” fantasy.  

  2. there really are people in government who think like this.

  3. Beck is being sued for equating 911 truth with the shooter at the holocaust museum.

    The most alarming thing though is the rhetoric of Fox propaganda network is lost on zombified sheeple who are so into the bondage of their virtual world they will go about their day sans reaction.  I look upon it as zapping a dead cow with the cattle prod.

    From my position I would hope this insanity would lead more people into the 911 truth movement and then later they might graduate into my realm of US government being the theatrical entertainment division of the “Illuminati”.

  4. It’s interesting to see those who go ballistic over those who don’t buy the OCT avoid obvious hints like what Sheuer’s words point to: that we need a reality based investigation of 9/11….which never happened.

    Certain aspects of the torture story point directly at 9/11 as something else being there other than what the children have been told.

  5. After only one sip (gulp) of coffee, I voted for “all of the above”. I didn’t read all the choices in the poll carefully, and you snuck in “fair and balanced”. ….fair and balanced,  not. Sorry about that.

    Beyond that small indiscretion, I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that it is the exhead of the bin Laden group at the CIA who is the one speaking these words. There are not enough superlatives in the english language to express my outrage at the speaker of these words, my disbelief that they are being broadcast, my sorrow that our country has come to the point that a sizeable proportion of the population listens to this crap and accepts it.

    I have been a 911-truther for years. Since about the tenth time I saw the towers came down, and the shock had worn off a bit, I have known it was a demo job. And now these words from the guy that was supposedly protecting America from the people that supposedly did the act, just re-enforces, and widens, my belief in the “conspiracy theories” truth of the matter.

    I have awoken this morning to a very bad SF movie. Yesterday’s movie was bad enough but, this,…… this travesty of the news, this fear mongering, this crowd control by the PTB is beyond the pale, beyond any definition.

    As was said above in your post, MOT, and in the comments, this can not go away, it must be owned by the rethugs down to the very last one of them. Any one who thinks that might is right, that a gun is the answer, must own this. Every vindictive bully has to own this. Every principled person should write letters to editors (if you have a newspaper left in your town), stand on a box on the corner of main street, email Congress critters; any and everything must be done to put the stamp of traitor, and of treason, on Micheal Sheuer.

    Unfuckingbelievable, absolutely, unfuckingbelievable

  6. America, make no mistake about it – our #1 enemy, our #1 worst nightmare is the corporatist, right-wing, wing-nut, theocratic , torture loving, Limbaughesque, war mongering, Palin brained, psychotic, money worshiping, EMPIRE building, science rejecting, home grown terrorists that currently reside in the Republican Party, the Murdoch Conglomerates of HATE & EVIL & an American talk radio network that spews 24 hours a day with endless corporate propaganda & LIES!

    Bipartisanship with these “home grown” terrorists is just as pointless & stupid & DEADLY as it would be to have bipartisanship with al Qaeda!

    Our home grown terrorists are Americas #1 THREAT.

    We must learn how to deal with & overcome this internal  existential danger to our very existence!  


  7. to quote crystaljim above…

    I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that it is the exhead of the bin Laden group at the CIA who is the one speaking these words.

  8. I am safe.  I feel safe.  Honest I do.  The only thing I am unprotected from is my government.  These people are loony.  

  9. …Unit at the CIA under Clinton and Bush”…and when did he–or didn’t he–do it?  Would a raving, apparently borderline insane, ideologue like Scheuer use such a position to allow such an incident to occur? Not that one did–oh, wait…  

    Would he give the POTUS only unbiased, accurate, and vetted intelligence information?  Would he put every effort into hunting down and capturing bin Laden?  

    The fact that he made this bizarre, repulsive, and treasonous statement unchallenged on faux is outrageous, but considering what he might have actually done or failed to do in his CIA position is downright scary.

  10. “Fair and Balanced” as “Fair and Balanced” was included in the “all”, so I checked a different answer.  (On first reading I saw “Unbalanced” and thought that was what their motto really should be).

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