Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Ali's believe it or not:

Pennsylvania representative Curt Weldon is in the news again. Two articles this morning in the Inquirer say his Able Danger story, which fired up the right-wing blogosphere with plenty of conspiracy theories [And lots of posts at LTAD] "is unraveling." It appears it was all much to do about nothing. The chart that had a picture of Mohamed Atta on it, supposedly proving that the CIA knew about him before 9/11, might not have had a picture of him on it after all. (You know, they all look alike.) The story perfectly served two of Weldon's agendas, more funding for data mining and expanded spying on Americans. Weldon says now he's not so sure about the whole thing and besides he was relying on the memory of an intelligence analyst who was in the program. The article goes on to say that, "Weldon has begun to allow that there are parts of his story that may not be proven." Imagine that!

But that's not stopping him from making more "explosive allegations." Now he's saying his whacko "source" in Paris, a flunky of Iran/Contra arm dealer and pathological liar Manucher Ghorbanifar, told him that Osama Bin Laden recently died in, of all places, Iran . (Maybe Scott Speicher is there too!) How convenient that he should come up with a story about the Iranians harboring OBL just has W. & Co. are cooking up new excuses to start another war. Weldon's source, "Ali", really Fereidoun Mahdavi, is naturally an unimpeachable font of reliable information, which the stupid CIA keeps ignoring. They claim he's a fabricator, believe it or not. He's has come up with other such whoppers as Pakistanis plotting to fly planes into a nuclear power plant, since debunked, and a story about buried nuclear suitcases in California, which were never found. Weldon says, "In my opinion, I can't name one thing that Ali said that I haven't been able to prove." Of course, the problem with that is, besides Weldon, no one else has been able to prove anything this scheister has said. Ali did predict the election of Mamoud Ahmadinejad, though, so he's not completely useless. (It's not so difficult to make a lucky guess when you've only got a few choices to pick from.)

I think the congressman should stick to working for his constituents in Delaware County and stop wasting everybody's time and money. The Weekly World News has much better stories and you don't have to fly all the way to Paris to pick it up.


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