October Surprise: Bin Laden Upgraded to House From Cave For Wikileaks Release

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The October Surprise

Anonymous NATO Spokesperson Upgrades Osama Bin Laden From Cave To House in Pakistan, Getting a Jump on the Latest Wikileaks Which Will Show He’s Working at al- Zawahiri’s International House of Naancakes

Kabul, Afghanistan, CNN, Monday, October 18, 2010


Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are believed to be hiding close to each other in houses in northwest Pakistan, but are not together, a senior NATO official said.

“Nobody in al Qaeda is living in a cave,” said the official, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the intelligence matters involved.


The official would not discuss how the coalition has come to know any of this information, but he has access to some of the most sensitive information in the NATO alliance.

Wikileaks Donation Site Shut Down

CNN, Friday October 15, 2010


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claims the U.S. government was behind the decision by Moneybookers to shut down the account, an allegation denied by American officials.

According to e-mails provided to CNN by Assange, Moneybookers informed WikiLeaks of its decision in August, shortly after the Pentagon demanded WikiLeaks return all of the military documents and remove them from its website. WikiLeaks refused to do so and is expected to release hundreds of thousands of additional Pentagon papers later this month.

The first e-mail from Moneybookers that notified WikiLeaks of its decision indicated one of the potential grounds for termination was “to comply with money laundering or other investigations conducted by government authorities, agencies or commissions.”

When Assange asked for a further explanation, he received another e-mail from the company saying the account was initially suspended “due to being accessed from a blacklisted IP address. However following recent publicity and the subsequently addition of the WikiLeaks entity to blacklists in Australia and watch lists in the USA, we have terminated the business relationship.”

Department of Defense Concludes Leaked Documents Didn’t Reveal Key Intel, Gates Writes to Senate Armed Services Committee

Washington, CNN, Sunday October 17, 2010


“The initial assessment in no way discounts the risk to national security,” Gates wrote. “However, the review to date has not revealed any sensitive intelligence sources and methods compromised by the disclosure.”

“We assess this risk as likely to cause significant harm or damage to national security interests of the United States and are examining mitigation options,” Gates wrote in the letter. “We are working closely with our allies to determine what risks our mission partners may face as a result of the disclosure.”

But a senior NATO official in Kabul told CNN that there has not been a single case of Afghans needing protection or to be moved because of the leak.

Additionally, WikiLeaks is expected to publish as early as next week about 400,000 military documents from the Iraq war that were leaked to the site.

Senior al Queda Leader Killed by Drone in Pakistan October 7    

Sunday, October 10, 2010  

A senior figure in Al-Qaeda has been killed after a suspected US drone strike in Pakistan last week.


Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, who had a $1 million bounty on his head was killed when a drone fired missiles at a vehicle in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan. North Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan is a hotbed of insurgent activity and it is believed that Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden frequents the area. The attack is believed to have killed four people.

German press agency dpa quotes a local intelligence officer as saying :” We have received reports that al-Qaeda leader Atiya Abd al-Rahman has been killed in the October 07 drone attack. Together with him another low-ranking al-Qaeda operative Khalid Mohammad Abbas al- Harabi also died”. Al-Rahman is reported to have worked closely with Bin Laden on recruiting for Al-Qaeda as well as forging links with other terror cells.

Ahead of the Curve, the Next 7 Days, CNN


With midterm elections about two weeks away, high-profile surrogates such as President Obama and Sarah Palin are getting ready to pump up voters and boost allies’ coffers. On Monday, Palin will be in Reno, Nevada, to help kick off a Tea Party Express tour of the country. On Thursday and Friday, Obama will make his last major West Coast swing before the midterms, attending events for three Democratic senators in tough re-election campaigns – Patty Murray of Washington, Barbara Boxer of California, and Harry Reid of Nevada.  

And about that other war another President wants to keep going…..

CNN: Ruben Navarrette Jr, October 14, 2010


As for the drug war, I defer to the expert — the person who has put his life and the lives of his family in danger to take the fight to drug traffickers: Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

He has strongly condemned Proposition 19, saying that it reflects lax attitudes toward drug consumption in the United States, which is the life’s blood of the drug trade.

Calling the growing acceptance of marijuana use by the American public absurd, Calderon warns that should the measure be adopted. it would only drive up demand and undercut joint efforts by the United States and Mexico to combat the drug cartels. It’s a subject he knows well.

“Drugs kill in production,” Calderon said. “Drugs kill in distribution, as is the case in the violence in Mexico, and drugs kill in consumption.”

Navarette’s first sentence mentioned California wine…. exports.  He neglected to mention that Prop 19 would make CA self sufficient, so no more importation would be necessary, killing the demand the illegal cartels feed off of, and he out right lied about the different physical effects of marijuana compared to legal alcohol.  He wrongly says this will now end medical patients being able to obtain marijuana for their needs.   And he neglected to mention that ex DEA and current Homeland Security contractor Robert Bonner was down in Mexico that week while telling the news media he wants the Attorney General to sue the state of California if the prop 19 passes.

The United States of NATO does not target nor make illegal the growing of Opium poppies in Afghanistan, there  a legal, addictive opiate narcotic in a small, impoverished, and rural country which the military craves the occupation of.  Afghanistan produces most of the world’s supply and it is, of course, the #1 cash crop because so much of the standard agriculture has been destroyed by war and landmines.  The President of Afghanistan’s brother has hired an American attorney to chase down rumors that he’s the local drug warlord.  http://motherjones.com/politic…  

The real October surprise is that four years after the Democratic Party took over the majority of the House of Representatives, these are the sorts of fuzzy, illogical arguments being made in order to elect… more Democrats.  


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  1. …. by Golly, that would get him on the Tea Party Terrorist watch list and CABPRO’s hit list in a nanosecond.

    Bin Laden Changes Out Incandescent Bulbs, Tea Party Demands Impeachment of Petraeus

  2. Did we suddenly run out of drones or something?

  3. or the new improved Just for Men bearded Elvis bin Laden.

  4. “living in comfort in northwest Pakistan” or words to that effect I read somewhere yesterday. It seems odd that such a statement would be made public unless it was put out to test the waters for public support of sending US/NATO troops into the the region or is it an effort to show “progress” prior to elections.

    Sending troops would definitely bring further instability which more and more seems to the intent of our involvement.

    In reference to drone attacks, Gareth Porter has published an article on the effects of them available on Truthout. Below is a sampling.

    The CIVIC researcher, Christopher Rogers, investigated nine of the 139 drone strikes carried out since the beginning of 2009 and found that a total of 30 civilians had been killed in those strikes, including 14 women and children.

    If that average rate of 3.33 civilian casualties for each drone bombing is typical of all the strikes since the rules for the strikes were loosened in early 2008, it would suggest that roughly 460 civilians have been killed in the drone campaign during that period.

    The total number of deaths from the drone war in Pakistan since early 2008 is unknown, but has been estimated by Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann of the New America Foundation at between 1,109 and 1,734.

    Only 66 leading officials in al Qaeda or other anti-U.S. groups have been killed in the bombings. Reports on the bombings have listed the vast majority of the victims as “militants”, without further explanation.

    The victim’s account of a drone attack based on the flimsiest rationale is consistent with the revelation in New York Times reporter David Sanger’s book “The Inheritance” that the CIA was given much greater freedom in early 2008 to hit targets that might well involve killing innocent civilians.

  5. another country on the receiving end of drone type attacks. 1944 London at War – V2 Rocket

    *  Next, I have my theories on why the US is carrying out a war against cannabis, but there is another drug war far more serious that the US is fully supporting as a trafficker. Afghanistan: The Real Drug War

    Opium production in Afghanistan has been on the rise since the downfall of the Taliban in 2001.

    It was alleged by the Soviets on multiple occasions that American CIA agents were helping smuggle opium out of Afghanistan, either into the West, in order to raise money for the Afghan resistance or into the Soviet Union in order to weaken it through drug addiction. According to Alfred McCoy, the CIA supported various Afghan drug lords, for instance Gulbuddin Hekmatyar[11][12] and others such as Haji Ayub Afridi.

    This amounts to an export value of about $64 billion, with a quarter being earned by opium farmers and the rest going to district officials, insurgents, warlords and drug traffickers.[2]

    drug trafficker = CIA operative

    *  Lastly, it is ironic that a whole CIA network that was compromised for revenge and nothing ever came of that.

    the Pentagon hopes to be able to move rapidly to mitigate any damage the leaks might cause to their intelligence sources and methods of operations, Lapan said.

    This is the infamous State Department memo that contained the classified information that was leaked to the press.  Go to the bottom of the first page where it reads,


    CLASSIFIED BY: [Person’s Name]

    E.O. 12958 Reason:  1.5(c) and (d)

    This tells us why this document was classified and the various levels of classification, so there is little room for mistakes, about what is and what is not classified in the first place.  The citation is EO 12958 Sec. 1.5(c) & (d)

    Sec 1.5 Classification Categories

    Information may not be considered for classification unless it concerns:

    (c) intelligence activities (including special activities), intelligence sources or methods, or cryptology;

    (d) foreign relations or foreign activities of the United States, including confidential sources;  

    Oh, then that means this document was classified SECRET because it reveals intelligence sources and foreign confidential sources.  Well I guess that would mean “Valerie Wilson, a CIA WMD manager, and the wife of Joe Wilson.”

    But what about the words ORCON/NOFORN?  This paper on ORCON Creep explains ORCON.  See the last paragraph on page 4 and most of page 5.

    “If the information has been classified by Agency A, it cannot be reclassified or declassified by Agency B, unless Agency A consents to the change.”

    “The ORCON rule eliminates the ability of agencies to make judgments about the wisdom of releasing shared information.”

    Rules governing ORCON are in Sec. 9.2 of DCID 1/7.


    9.2.1 This marking (ORCON or abbreviated OC) may be used only on classified intelligence that clearly identifies or would reasonably permit ready identification of intelligence sources or methods that are particularly susceptible to countermeasures,that would nullify or measurably reduce their effectiveness. …

    9.2.4 As ORCON is the most restrictive marking herein, agencies that originate intelligence will follow the procedures established in the classified DCID 1/7 Supplement, “Guidelines for Use of ORCON Caveat.”

    The SECRET//…/ORCON classification should have immediately thrown up a bright flashing Red Light to anyone with half a brain. This is the type of information loss that makes Espionage and Treason cases.

    So now, we not only have the first President to admit to an impeachable offense, we now have the first President to admit to espionage and treason. How incompetent does he have to be before he can assert that as a trial defense?  

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