Date: 2005-08-07 10:24:12
The last paragraph is the key one… From Ted St. Rain…..who knows….. Have the Crazies Gone Crazy, or Is It True? 03-Aug-2005 Speculation about the investigation of Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald into the Valerie Plame affair has reached a fever pitch in the conspiracy community, along with claims that there will be a terrorist attack staged in the United States in August to deflect public attention from the activities of the Chicago Grand Jury. Whether or not any of this is true remains to be seen, but the intensity of the claims is unusual. For example, Libertarian muckraker Tom Flocco has just posted an article on his website, TomFlocco.com claiming that George W. Bush, Karl Rove and numerous others have been indicted by the Chicago Grand Jury convened to investigate the Valerie Plame leak. Flocco claims that US Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has indicted President Bush, Vice-President Cheney, Bush Chief of Staff Andrew Card, Cheney Chief of Staff I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, former Attorney General John Ashcroft, imprisoned New York Times reporter Judith Miller and former Senior Cheney advisor Mary Matalin. Flocco says, “Besides the Valerie Plame CIA leak case, the Fitzgerald probe is reportedly far-reaching and expanding much deeper into past White House criminal acts involving Bush-Clinton drug money laundering in Mena, Arkansas to White House involvement in 9.11; but also for sending America’s young people to their deaths or to be maimed in Iraq and Afghanistan under false pretenses.” He also claims that British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been indicted, and is consulting with British officials about how to respond to extradition demands. Whether or not any of this is true remains to be seen, but the presence of such a story in the far-right press is an indication of just how much ferment there is behind the scenes in the conservative movement, and the extraordinary degree of unease caused by the Fitzgerald investigation. If such indictments really are being handed down, then another extremist fear must also be addressed: the White House will be desperate for some means of distracting public attention from the Grand Jury proceedings.