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News :: Politics
31 Oct 2004
When King asked Cronkite - after looking at the last tape from bin Laden: "OK, Walter. What do you make of this?" Cronkite answered: "Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing."

"By the beard of bin Laden": why isn't it more gray ?

FPF-31-10-2004 - There are sometimes journalistic gems to be found in the CNN pulp usually spread by Larry King. Like last Friday when he had invited 'grand old anchorman" Walter Cronkite and some others.

When King asked Cronkite - after looking at the last tape from bin Laden: "OK, Walter. What do you make of this?" Cronkite answered: "Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing."

Cronkite actually was confirming the mistrust which exists concerning tapes and other signs of life of favorite terrorists, and many wonder if this bL tape might be some kind of 'Bush October Surprise' as Cronkite carefully indicated. The main reason being to influence the outcome of the presidential election.

There's no doubt that all secret services from the US* and other warring countries cooperate in psychological operations*, 'Black propaganda' and all other tricks of the trade, to influence the taxpayers who also pay the bill.


The good thing about this comment - which starts buzzing on Internet - is the fact that the transcript of those remarks on CNN LARRY KING LIVE - Aired October 29, 2004 - 21:00 ET - is still available. [link below]

The following is an excerpt from the CCN/King/Cronkite transcript "Bin Laden Releases New Videotape with LARRY KING, HOST:

KING: "Tonight, four days before America votes in the first election since 9/11, a new Osama bin Laden tape addressing the American people and naming both President Bush and John Kerry. How will this affect the race?

We'll ask a living legend of broadcast journalism, Walter Cronkite, the former CBS News anchor. [ ] Walter Cronkite, the legendary journalist and old friend, a great man in the history of broadcast journalists, and maybe the most revered person ever to go on camera. Let's first play a little bit of this tape, in which bin Laden, released today, directly addresses the American people.


OSAMA BIN LADEN (through translator): Your security is not in the hands of Kerry or Bush or al Qaeda. Your security is in your own hands. Any nation that does not attack us will not be attacked.

(END VIDEO CLIP) KING: OK, Walter. What do you make of this?

CRONKITE: Well, I make it out to be initially the reaction that it's a threat to us, that unless we make peace with him, in a sense, we can expect further attacks. He did not say that precisely, but it sounds like that when he says...

KING: The warning.

CRONKITE: What we just heard. So now the question is basically right now, how will this affect the election? And I have a feeling that it could tilt the election a bit.

In fact, I'm a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing.

The advantage to the Republican side is to get rid of, as a principal subject of the campaigns right now, get rid of the whole problem of the al Qaqaa explosive dump. Right now, that, the last couple of days, has, I think, upset the Republican campaign.

KING: Are there enough undecideds to tilt this? Or what do you think of the whole election picture?

CRONKITE: Well, I think it's one of the biggest messes we've had in a long time.
I believe that we're undoubtedly not going to know the results of this election.

I don't want to knock you off the air on Monday night or anything, or Tuesday night. But I suspect that we're not going to know who the next president is, whether it is Bush or the new man, until very probably sometime in the early spring.

There's so much controversy that they're planting, deliberately planting at the polls,that there's almost certainly to be a suit going back to the Supreme Court eventually, going through the other courts slowly first.

KING: Who's to blame for this? [end quote]

Read the full story - CNN Transcript - Url.:

Secret squads from the US c.s. - Url.:

Protest visit at Rove's house - Url.:

BBC - Pentagon plans propaganda war - Url.:

How it's done : 'Psychological Operations"

Planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. Full story URL:

Editor : Henk Ruyssenaars
The Netherlands
FPF (at)

The Dutch author has this far worked abroad for 4 decades for international media, as a foreign correspondent, of which 10 years - also during Gulf War I - in the Arab World and the Middle East.

Seeing worldwide that every bullet and every bomb breeds more terrorism ! ( US Senator Hollings agrees: )

Evil triumphs when good men, women and we journalists remain silent: - - Let's fight today, because tomorrow it may be too late...

Help the troops come home ! We need them badly to fight our 'governments':


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