False Flag Cyanide Attack Planned for the DNC?
"We don't have terrorist attacks here, we don't have suicide bombers and I think that's what people think of when they think about terrorism," the FBI's Jim Davis told Denver's 9News last month. "There is clearly enough activity for us to be very busy in addressing potential threats." Davis eluded to the usual suspects, specifically anarchists and protesters who will gather during the upcoming DNC. "I think there is some possibility of large scale protests, people who may have it in their mind to disrupt this convention."
Is it possible anarchists or other terrorists – specifically, Muslims who hate us for our freedom -- will disrupt the DNC with a cloud of cyanide gas? It appears the corporate media is preparing us for some sort of terrorist event during the convention. From the Associated Press:
Saleman Abdirahman Dirie was a member of the Canadian Somali community and manager of Ottawa's Somali Center for Family Services. Police in Denver and the FBI may "not suspect foul play" and flatly declare that the case has no "apparent connection to terrorism," however the mere mention of a dead man in possession of a large amount of sodium cyanide and hailing from a country that is predominately Muslim -- in fact, Sunni Muslim, just like al-Qaeda -- will no doubt result in a lot of hysterical speculation in the corporate media, regardless of what the FBI says at this point.
"Cyanide is a fast-acting chemical used in manufacturing, metallurgy and pest extermination that, when inhaled or ingested, prevents the body from processing oxygen. It can also be mixed with certain acids to produce extremely lethal cyanide gas, according to the Department of Justice," adds the San Francisco Chronicle. "Investigators have not said why Dirie had cyanide or whether he worked in a job that would have involved using it. They also have not said how long Dirie had been in Denver or whether anyone had accompanied him."
As should be expected, the neocon bloggers have wasted precious little time. Over at the Free Republic and Little Green Footballs, we learn that a reader "points out a blog post from July with a comment by a Somali with the same name as the man found dead in Denver with a large amount of possible cyanide." According to the post at LGF, Abdirahman Dirie, or somebody with that name, threatened to kill Somali Christians.
Next up, the neocon advocate of concentration camp internment for Muslims and other supposed miscreants, Michelle Malkin. She is irritated by the media declaring there is no evidence of terrorism. She then links to the above post at LGF.
"This has all the earmarks of an Islamic terrorist planning to release cyanide gas at the Democratic National Party in Denver," writes another neocon blogger. "While we may not be privy to the ongoing investigation, it seems quite obvious to us that this guy was a terrorist. But, with the FBI working on the case, one does wonder if it will just be swept under the rug..."
In fact, if anything, it has all the earmarks of a possible false flag attack that will be blamed on Muslims, as the crop of supposed Muslim terrorists of the recent past turn out to be mentally deficient patsies and government informers and operatives.
No doubt trouble is expected in Denver, as the Colorado Army National Guard is in the process of converting "a private Denver university campus into a restricted military lodging area during the Democratic National Convention in August" and plans "to rent more than 500 rooms around the Denver area," according to the Colorado Independent.
Moreover, the Independent reported on July 30 that federal and state law enforcement officials will increase intelligence operations at a "fusion center" during the Democratic National Convention, "overseeing an information war room that will be staffed around the clock with analysts who access a dozen databases while receiving reports of 'suspicious activity' -- activity that some civil libertarians claim could be nothing more than engaging in anti-war protests or photographing federal facilities that could be targeted for terrorist attack."
At this point, it remains to be seen if the death of a Somali Muslim, who allegedly threatened Christians, and the highly unusual presence of a pound sodium cyanide at the crime scene will pan out into a larger plot against the DNC.
IANS reports: A top US counter-terrorism official has warned of a heightened risk of an Al Qaeda attack during the upcoming US election season with the terrorist outfit exploiting recent political turmoil in Pakistan to strengthen its sanctuary there. While intelligence officials are unaware of specific plans for attacks inside the US, they expect an increase in threats in the run-up to US elections, Ted Gistaro, the national intelligence officer for trans-national threats, has claimed in an assessment. But although Al Qaeda may use the election as an excuse for an attack, there is no evidence that Osama bin Laden hopes to tilt the race in favor of either of the two major presidential candidates, Gistaro, an Al Qaeda expert, said in a speech at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Tuesday. In other words, the CIA has no plan to "tilt the race in favor of either of the two major presidential candidates" because there is no difference between the two selectees.