McCain Campaign Hopes For Terror Attack To Swing Vote

McCain Campaign Hopes For Terror Attack To Swing Vote
More dead Americans on U.S. soil would be "big advantage" says top strategist

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Monday, June 23, 2008

Top McCain strategist Charlie Black tells Fortune Magazine that a terrorist attack on U.S. soil would aid the Arizona Senator to overturn Barack Obama's lead and be a "big advantage" in helping him become President.

In an article entitled The evolution of John McCain, Black notes that the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in December "helped" the McCain campaign because it gave the Senator an opportunity to grandstand as a tough would-be Commander-in-Chief.

Black then brazenly points out that another 9/11-style attack would give the McCain campaign the boost it needs to claw back Barack Obama's estimated 7 per cent lead over the Senator.

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto in December was an "unfortunate event," says Black. "But his knowledge and ability to talk about it reemphasized that this is the guy who's ready to be Commander-in-Chief. And it helped us." As would, Black concedes with startling candor after we raise the issue, another terrorist attack on U.S. soil. "Certainly it would be a big advantage to him," says Black.

In response to the comments, CNN's Jack Cafferty today asked his audience if Black should be fired.

"Who says this stuff? Black has already come under fire for his work on behalf of an international assortment of goons, thugs, autocrats, and dictators… from whom he took tons of money in exchange for arranging access to the power corridors of Washington. Black has resigned from his work as a lobbyist," writes Cafferty.

"Here’s my question to you: Should McCain adviser Charlie Black be fired for saying a terrorist attack would help McCain’s chances?"

Black's comments follow a lineage of outrageous statements on behalf of Neo-Cons and administration officials who yearn for terror as a means of entrenching political power.

In a Washington Times report last month, national intelligence spooks all but promised that history would be repeated for a third time running, and the new President of the United States will be welcomed into office by a terror attack that will occur within the first year of his tenure.

In addition, shocking excerpts of confidential recordings recently released under the Freedom of Information Act feature former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld talking with top military analysts about how a flagging Neo-Con political agenda could be successfully restored with the aid of another terrorist attack on America.

Numerous Neo-Con's morbid fascination and bloodlust for terror attacks and dead Americans to rescue their flagging political agenda has spilled out in public statements over the last year.

The real terrorists are coming out of the closet as they can no longer conceal their desire to see more carnage in U.S. cities.

The latest example was former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who during a Long Island bookstore appearance stated, "The more successful they've been at intercepting and stopping bad guys, the less proof there is that we're in danger. And therefore, the better they've done at making sure there isn't an attack, the easier it is to say, 'Well, there never was going to be an attack anyway.' And it's almost like they should every once in a while have allowed an attack to get through just to remind us."

In August last year Philadelphia Daily News columnist Stu Bykofsky openly called for "another 9/11" that "would help America" restore a "community of outrage and national resolve".

Lt.-Col. Doug Delaney, chair of the war studies program at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, told the Toronto Star last July that "The key to bolstering Western resolve is another terrorist attack like 9/11 or the London transit bombings of two years ago."

The same sentiment was also explicitly expressed in a 2005 GOP memo, which yearned for new attacks that would "validate" the President's war on terror and "restore his image as a leader of the American people."

Also in July 2007, former Republican Senator Rick Santorum suggested that a series of "unfortunate events," namely terrorist attacks, will occur within the next year and change American citizen's perception of the war.

And the month before that, the new chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party Dennis Milligan said that there needed to be more attacks on American soil for President Bush to regain popular approval.

*related: McCain strategist: Terrorist attack ‘would be a big advantage’ in election (Raw Story)


Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

wise move, old man...

plays out just like a tired old drama dudn't it? nothing will convince me that McChurian's inner-circle (and some of his more insane supporters) aren't just frothing at the lips for more business at the Little Shop Of Terror so they can have their "I told ya so" moment. thanks to some of the watchdogs in this movement, it ain't so easy to get away with a false-flag psy-op these days. so they dream out loud, then "oops! i'm sorry!" back-peddle and the people just kinda shrug their shoulders. hey didja hear? you can even flat-out call for someone's MURDER on national radio nowadays (well, as long as you're a neocon and you're calling for the murder of a 9/11 Truther) and NOTHING HAPPENS! not even a mention on the evening news or in the back of the paper! NO PUBLIC DISCUSSION! call someone a stupid name though (ala cardboard-cowboy Anus, I mean Imus) and you'll never hear the end of it! and the naughty name-caller will get fired and yanked off the air! twisted-times, y'all. is this really the story we're living out? sometimes i can't believe it.

and this, from the Obama side of the wooden nickel:

Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton responded to the McCain strategist's comment with a written statement.

"Barack Obama welcomes a debate about terrorism with John McCain, who has fully supported the Bush policies that have taken our eye off of al Qaeda, failed to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, and made us less safe," he said. "The fact that John McCain's top advisor says that a terrorist attack on American soil would be a 'big advantage' for their political campaign is a complete disgrace, and is exactly the kind of politics that needs to change.

"Barack Obama will turn the page on these failed policies and this cynical and divisive brand of politics so that we can unite this nation around a common purpose to finish the fight against al Qaeda."

ugh, George dammit you left us too soon!

Olbermann's take...

"The first rule of October Surprise is, you do not talk about October Surprise."

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McCain adviser apologizes for terrorist attack remark

June 24, 2008

Charlie Black, a top adviser to Republican John McCain, apologized yesterday for suggesting that another terrorist attack on US soil would help McCain's prospects.

In an interview with Fortune magazine, Black said, "Certainly it would be a big advantage to him."

In a statement he read to reporters outside a McCain fund-raiser in Fresno, Calif., Black said, "I deeply regret the comments - they were inappropriate. I recognize that John McCain has devoted his entire adult life to protecting his country and placing its security above every other consideration."

McCain had earlier distanced himself from Black's remarks, telling reporters, "I cannot imagine why he would say it. It's not true. I've worked tirelessly since 9/11 to prevent another attack on the United States of America."

© Copyright 2008 Globe Newspaper Company.

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Summer reveals the treasonous death urges of Rethugs

Just like last summer huh?! More straight up treasonous longing from "Republican" operatives. And the Corporatist media and the "opposition" candidate call it "inappropriate." Like I said last year when I caught Santorum shooting his vile little load a little too publicly and directly , this type of statement is clearly treasonous under Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution. It might be different if you were just a political pundit or a media talking head doing this kind of analysis, but when you have a party man, and especially a campaign operative talking about the politically advantageous possibilities of more dead Americans, this rhetoric would be treasonous in any self-respecting nation.

I guess it makes sense though that the Democratic Party would shrug off straight up treasonous statements expressed to reporters from a high up McCain operative by acting as if he said a cuss word while farting rather than pining for more mass-murderous attacks on Americans, and then by refocusing all of us on the "hunt" for Al-CIAMOSSAD-duh's ever-giving boogeyman. Especially since they have, as the not so loyal "opposition", staked their political capital over the last few years not on upholding the Constitution, but on more dead Americans and Iraqis in Babylon.

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehoods school. And the one man that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.” –Plato

"We must speak the truth about terror." --George W. Bush


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"Why heck, just give the boys
Tue, 06/24/2008 - 14:21 — EDGEOFNOWHERE (not verified)
Why heck, just give the boys who did 9/11 a call and they'll come up with some other "terrorist" operation. The fact that the aide phrases it so casually indicates the degree to which the American sheeple have become scared to death of "terrorist" and will vote like automatons for the candidate who seems "tougher" in prosecuting the phony "War on Terror." It would actually surprise me if the Neocons/Bushco DON'T come up with another false flag "attack" before November. It has worked soooooooo well for them."

McCain Aide Hits Nerve With Remarks on Terror
Tuesday 24 June 2008

by: Edward Luce and Andrew Ward, The Financial Times

Senator John McCain, center, speaking with his adviser Charlie Black and other staff members aboard his campaign plane.

Washington - John McCain's right-hand man hit a raw nerve on Monday when he said another terrorist attack on US soil would prove a "big advantage" to the Republican nominee's general election chances.
The comments by Charlie Black, who is arguably Mr McCain's most experienced adviser, put into words what many Republicans and Democrats have privately been stating for months.
Mr Black, 60, who is a veteran of every Republican presidential campaign since the 1980s and served in the Reagan and Bush Senior administrations, immediately apologised for his remarks, which were published in an interview with Fortune Magazine.
Mr McCain, whom opinion polls show is trailing Barack Obama, his Democratic rival, by between six and 15 points, said: "I cannot imagine why he would say it. I strenuously disagree ... It's not true. I have worked tirelessly since 9/11 to prevent another terrorist attack on America."

Bandar bush already has the message

It's scary when a member of bush's own family does things like allow 9/11 to happen and threaten Britain with another 7/7.

It's really scary.

Like Clinton RFK Comments, This Aids Obama

This comment is right up there with Clinton's RFK assassination comment, as they both reflect negatively on Obama opponents and should not be accidental.

Obama is the apparent "chosen one" and the public should be wary of events that may be designed to generate public reactions favorable to predetermined or preferred outcomes.

This election (like many before) is largely staged theater for public consumption.

McCain reminds me of an "opponent", much like Bob Dole in 1996 or John Kerry in 2004. Someone who can be relied upon to take a "dive" (In boxing terms.) or compete well enough to lose.