We Have Met The WMD Terrorists, And They Are US

(Via the emptywheel blog at firedoglake.com)

We Have Met The WMD Terrorists, And They Are US
By: bmaz Monday August 25, 2008 12:54 am

Well, here comes a new entry in the Captain Renault "I am shocked, shocked to hear of this" file. It turns out that Jose Rodriquez and the CIA are not the only ones that Cheney and Bush have ordered to destroy critical material evidence the subject of investigations into international terror cases. Nope; of course not. They have put their grubby little thumbs to the screws on the Swiss as well. From the startling new reporting in today's New York Times:

The president of Switzerland stepped to a podium in Bern last May and read a statement confirming rumors that had swirled through the capital for months. The government, he acknowledged, had indeed destroyed a huge trove of computer files and other material documenting the business dealings of a family of Swiss engineers suspected of helping smuggle nuclear technology to Libya and Iran.

The files were of particular interest not only to Swiss prosecutors but to international atomic inspectors working to unwind the activities of Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani bomb pioneer-turned-nuclear black marketeer. The Swiss engineers, Friedrich Tinner and his two sons, were accused of having deep associations with Dr. Khan, acting as middlemen in his dealings with rogue nations seeking nuclear equipment and expertise.
The United States had urged that the files be destroyed, according to interviews with five current and former Bush administration officials. The purpose, the officials said, was less to thwart terrorists than to hide evidence of a clandestine relationship between the Tinners and the C.I.A.
Yet even as American officials describe the relationship as a major intelligence coup, compromises were made. Officials say the C.I.A. feared that a trial would not just reveal the Tinners’ relationship with the United States — and perhaps raise questions about American dealings with atomic smugglers — but would also imperil efforts to recruit new spies at a time of grave concern over Iran’s nuclear program.


Saddam didn't have WMDs, but Bush & Cheney sure do! How

comforting is that???

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destruction of evidence

Does anyone know of an index of reports of such over, say, the last 10-15 years? Able Danger, air traffic controllers on 911, the SEC in #7, steel, anthrax, etc. Might turn up some interesting commonalities and linkages. Certainly it's a subject central to the project. I do not volunteer to get one together due to bad research and computer skills and poor eyesight. Hope somebody is/has been moved to do so.