Double Cover: Behind The Mumbai Terror Attacks / [1] Nothing Can Ever Be The Same

I've started a series on the Mumbai attacks.

Here's the first installment:
Nothing Can Ever Be The Same

You can comment below if you like; I hope to have more for you soon.


I remember.

I remember reading these Chris Floyd articles way back when. Thanks for the refresher. I had forgotten.

Remember Cheney's smug mug in that Meet the Press interview just after September 11, 2001? Read the transcript at if you really want to blow your top. Somehow, in that context, it does double-duty for me. It stimulates my gag reflex toward vomiting profusely, and it makes me want to spontaneously combust at the same time.

Not good for your stress level. I've taken up yoga again.

VICE PRES. CHENEY: I'm going to be careful here, Tim, because I--clearly it would be inappropriate for me to talk about operational matters, specific options or the kinds of activities we might undertake going forward. We do, indeed, though, have, obviously, the world's finest military. They've got a broad range of capabilities. And they may well be given missions in connection with this overall task and strategy.

We also have to work, though, sort of the dark side, if you will. We've got to spend time in the shadows in the intelligence world. A lot of what needs to be done here will have to be done quietly, without any discussion, using sources and methods that are available to our intelligence agencies, if we're going to be successful. That's the world these folks operate in, and so it's going to be vital for us to use any means at our disposal, basically, to achieve our objective.

MR. RUSSERT: There have been restrictions placed on the United States intelligence gathering, reluctance to use unsavory characters, those who violated human rights, to assist in intelligence gathering. Will we lift some of those restrictions?

VICE PRES. CHENEY: Oh, I think so. I think the--one of the by-products, if you will, of this tragic set of circumstances is that we'll see a very thorough sort of reassessment of how we operate and the kinds of people we deal with. There's--if you're going to deal only with sort of officially approved, certified good guys, you're not going to find out what the bad guys are doing. You need to be able to penetrate these organizations. You need to have on the payroll some very unsavory characters if, in fact, you're going to be able to learn all that needs to be learned in order to forestall these kinds of activities. It is a mean, nasty, dangerous dirty business out there, and we have to operate in that arena. I'm convinced we can do it; we can do it successfully. But we need to make certain that we have not tied the hands, if you will, of our intelligence communities in terms of accomplishing their mission.

MR. RUSSERT: These terrorists play by a whole set of different rules. It's going to force us, in your words, to get mean, dirty and nasty in order to take them on, right? And they should realize there will be more than simply a pinprick bombing.

VICE PRES. CHENEY: Yeah, the--I think it's--the thing that I sense--and, of course, that's only been a few days, but I have never seen such determination on the part of--well, my colleagues in government, on the part of the American people, on the part of our friends and allies overseas, and even on the part of some who are not ordinarily deemed friends of the United States, determined in this particular instance to shift and not be tolerant any longer of these kinds of actions or activities.


I'm stunned and heartsick. Notice, I didn't say "disbelieving." I do believe it and that's the worst part.

But but but, WP, there were

But but but, WP, there were only 11 terrorists, ten killed, one captured. Goodness they are clever.
The very first thing I thought when I heard about the Mumbai attacks was 'false flag', (been reading you and Chris too long :)]. Second thought why India? Then I read McJ's comment on a previous thread about CNN coverage and how they 'knew' who was responsible while attacks still on going. I am just full of questions that seem to have no answers that fit within the PTB scenarios. Then I realise, since when did anything they do really make sense. And the brain explodes..........

Thank you so much for starting this, looking forward to the next instalment.

Best wishes to you and your family.

Qui Bono?

I haven't followed the news reports, I must admit. Because from the first mention I thought it was yet another Al Ciada job: a prominent target used by the public; lots of innocent victims of no political importance except as representatives of the lower to middle-class plebians; and no discernable strategic advantage to the nominated villians.
I have had quite a lot to do with seriously evil people and while they definitely think differently to "us" (and are difficult to predict effectively because of this), I have found that once they strike on an effective tactic, they can be relied upon with certainty to repeat it and repeat it till it is exposed. Expect more of the same.

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