Security Experts: Administration Overstates Domestic al-Qaeda Threat

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Monday, December 14, 2009 at 6:00 am
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the war in Afghanistan on Dec. 2. (Oscar Matatquin/ZUMA Press)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the war in Afghanistan on Dec. 2. (Oscar Matatquin/ZUMA Press)

It sounded like a throwaway line in President Obama’s West Point address about the Afghanistan war. “It is from here that we were attacked on 9/11, and it is from here that new attacks are being plotted as I speak,” the president said, tying his troop increase in Afghanistan to direct threats to U.S. national security. “In the last few months alone, we have apprehended extremists within our borders who were sent here from the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan to commit new acts of terror.”

That was all Obama said about the relationship between al-Qaeda’s senior leadership in the Pakistani tribal areas and potential domestic terror attacks. But at a Congressional hearing shortly afterward, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton cited those same recent arrests in the United States to argue for the wisdom of the administration’s strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The extremist “syndicate” headed by al-Qaeda and located in the Waziristan region of Pakistan has an “unmatched” capability to export terrorist activities to “Yemen, Somalia, or, indeed, Denver.” That was a reference to Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year old Afghan-American whom authorities charged in September for conspiring with members of al-Qaeda to pull off a terrorist attack.

[Security1]Zazi’s case is part of a recent and rapid upswing of announced arrests of American Muslims suspected of involvement with extremism, including in Chicago and Minneapolis, where young Muslims have been accused of aiding anti-Indian terror groups and al-Qaeda-linked Somali militants. Dramatically, last week, Pakistani authorities arrested five young Virginians whom they claim were seeking to liaise with al-Qaeda in the tribal areas. Those arrests prompted stories this weekend in The Washington Post and The New York Times asking whether American Muslims’ resistance to extremism has frayed in recent years.

But current and former counterterrorism officials and al-Qaeda experts warn that while the Pakistani tribal areas represent the center of international Islamic terrorist extremism, its connections to recent domestic terror threats are more ambiguous than the administration has recently portrayed. And they add that the recent arrests indicate a silver lining: intelligence and law enforcement are increasingly equipped to intercept domestic terror threats, particularly if they have some tie to al-Qaeda in Pakistan, raising questions about how potent a threat al-Qaeda remains.

Al-Qaeda’s senior leadership, according to senior U.S. intelligence officials who have testified before Congress this year, is under significant threat in the Pakistani tribal areas. Pakistan’s Army has reinvaded those areas and forcibly confronted its allies in the Pakistani Taliban, constricting al-Qaeda’s freedom of action. The CIA and the military’s Joint Special Operations Command have harassed al-Qaeda and its allies for the past two years, primarily through missiles fired from unmanned aerial vehicles. Most recently, a strike Tuesday may have killed al-Qaeda’s chief liaison to its affiliate in Yemen.

If so, the targeting will have highlighted a revealing fact about al-Qaeda eight years after 9/11: boxed into the tribal areas, the organization seeks less to pull off major terrorist attacks than to inspire and in some cases fund them. It has inspired a multiplicity of extremist websites, allowing people worldwide — including in the U.S. — access to its propaganda. And it also seeks to establish a presence in Muslim countries like Yemen and Somalia, often by offering financial or training support to existing extremist groups outside Pakistan. While those two approaches offer al-Qaeda a continued lease on life, analysts say they also dilute al-Qaeda’s brand and raise questions about the actual degree of danger it still poses.

“The tendency to lump all threats in to one big bin” ultimately “hurts the policy and strategy decision process,” said one U.S. counterterrorism official who requested anonymity because he was not cleared to talk to the media. Instead, “We need to better understand the motivation, goals, and links — where they exist– of the disparate groups from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb to [the Somali group] al-Shabab and criminal networks in [the Horn of Africa] to Pakistani opposition/terrorist groups and to the various Taliban in Afghanistan.”

Indeed, Marc Sageman, a former CIA official and terrorism researcher affiliated with several universities and think tanks, testified in October to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the number of successful al-Qaeda attacks in the past 15 years was significantly smaller than the number of successful attacks carried out by al-Qaeda-affiliated or al-Qaeda-inspired organizations. Furthermore, only 22 percent of attacks by terrorist groups with worldviews similar to al-Qaeda’s over the past five years actually tied back to al-Qaeda itself, according to Sageman’s research. In an interview with TWI, Sageman said that Clinton’s testimony “an oversimplification to the point that the truth is unrecognizable.”

The Obama administration is mischaracterizing the terrorist threat to get the public to back escalating the Afghanistan war, Sageman said. “Secretary Clinton’s distortions are typical of a politician,” he said, “who distorts reality to muster support for a policy.”

But al-Qaeda’s message is finding at least some appeal, however marginal, among American Muslims in their teens and 20s, more than it did to their older brothers, cousins or fathers. “Those people were 10 years old when 9/11 happened” and have since “felt like they grew up under a cloud of suspicion because of their religion.” said a former counterterrorism official who declined to speak for the record. Those individuals — whom the ex-official clarified were “a few bad apples” among millions of law-abiding American Muslims — “saw issues like torture, Guantanamo, and Iraq and decided to react because they lacked an understanding of history, and view things instead from a conspiratorial view and are open to being radicalized.” By contrast, the older generation — the families of the five Virginians — were encouraged to go to the FBI with their worries about their children’s travel to Pakistan after the prompting of a major American Muslim lobby group, the Council on American Islamic Relations.

Like in the United Kingdom, the ex-official said, where in 2005 homegrown radicals like Mohammed Sidique Khan perpetrated the July 7 London bombings with direct aid from al-Qaeda, the recent American Muslim arrests show some youths “felt discriminated against and tried to find their roots somewhere else, and they went back to the Pashtun tribes.”

But their ability to pull off terrorist attacks after making contact with al-Qaeda may not be as great as the administration as the Obama administration portrayed. Of all the recent arrests, only one, a Chicagoan named David Coleman Headley, had any involvement in a successful attack, the mass killings in Mumbai last November, an attack not believed to be connected to al-Qaeda. Neither did the only successful case of post-9/11 violence by a radicalized American Muslim: the shootings at Ft. Hood last month by Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. In the other cases, from Zazi to the Virginians arrested in Pakistan, intelligence and law enforcement were able to monitor and then arrest suspicious individuals before any attacks occurred.

“Zazi is interesting in this respect,” said Leah Farrall, a former senior al-Qaeda analyst with the Australian Federal Police. Farrall said she would watch Zazi’s forthcoming trial for clues to how al-Qaeda actually reaches out to Muslims in America. “Did he meet an Afghan gatekeeper or an al-Qaeda linked gate keeper? Whatever the case, he either met them in the U.S. or online. These things are crucial to understanding the threat posed.”

All that points to a poor prognosis for al-Qaeda, even if younger American Muslims are somewhat more prone to radicalization, according to the former counterterrorism official.

“Al-Qaeda’s are capabilities basically almost nothing these days,” the ex-official said. “Sure, they’ve got a couple good operatives, and maybe will try to pull something big to make themselves relevant again … If we make them appear relevant — they’re at war with the greatest country on earth — then guess what? They’re gonna be big.” Instead, the ex-official continued, “if we treat them as insignificant, small, pathetic men with nothing to do with Islam, they’ll lose their relevance.”

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Comment posted December 14, 2009 @ 7:07 am

Ackerman says: “”the families of the five Virginians — were encouraged to go to the FBI with their worries about their children’s travel to Pakistan after the prompting of a major American Muslim lobby group, the Council on American Islamic Relations”"

The only reason CAIR “urged” the families to go to the FBI was because if the men pulled off an attack, the families, and CAIR, could be implicated in withholding information of a crime.

CAIR used this event as a propaganda tool. CAIR is as much to blame for the “radicalization” of young muslims as any other extremist group. CAIR's founder, Omar Ahmad told a group of youth, at a Muslim event, that suicide bombers of Hamas “Kill themselves for Islam”

CAIR's constant use of “America is at war with Islam” imagery and propaganda has taken it's toll on America's Muslim youth, and the chickens are coming home to roost.

Sad, but true.


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The only reason CAIR “urged” the families to go to the FBI was because if the men pulled off an attack, the families, and CAIR, could be implicated in withholding information of a crime.

The evidence for this assertion is what, exactly?


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Comment posted December 14, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

“saw issues like torture, Guantanamo, and Iraq and decided to react because they lacked an understanding of history, and view things instead from a conspiratorial view and are open to being radicalized.”

Yeah. Go figure. Hard to understand why these folks would get upset about these issues, what with their 'lack of an understanding of history'.

Your post seems to have some sympathy for this view given your subsequent comment about their parents, which seems in contrast to your own historical positions in this arena. I hope I am misreading that.

However, it is due precisely to our actions that we experience the animosity we do from those we now malign.


carl
Comment posted December 14, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

How about a “Farewell, mom and dad – I'm off on Jihad to kill Americans” video, for one thing….

If the families saw this video, (and we know CAIR did) and did nothing, they have previous knowledge of a crime about to occur, and if they don't report it to authorities….well, you're the ace reporter, you fill in the blanks…


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OK, good to know you don't have any evidence to support your claim that such a calculation was “the only reason” CAIR urged the families to go to the FBI. You have instead your hostile supposition, and you are considering that to be as good as evidence. This is a teachable moment.


carl
Comment posted December 15, 2009 @ 5:40 pm

Sorry Mr. Ackerman, I didn't know you had to be lead through putting together facts.

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An accessory is a person who assists in the commission of a crime.

To be convicted of an accessory charge, the accused must generally be proved to have had actual knowledge that a crime was going to be, or had been, committed. Furthermore, there must be proof that the accessory knew that his or her action, or inaction, was helping the criminals commit the crime, or evade detection, or escape.

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CAIR and the families viewed and possessed the “Farewell video” showing the men were quite possibly intent on going off on Jihad to kill Americans. They were “disturbed” by what they had seen. (There is no doubt the Men were intent on committing some kind of Criminal act- they admitted it to Pakistan authorities upon capture that they were there to train for Jihad).

CAIR and all had absolutely NO CHOICE but to go to the authorities because if the men did in fact do something criminal, CAIR and all – if they weren’t able to cover up the video they all saw/possessed – would have had pre-knowledge of a crime.

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Comment posted December 17, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

DIPLOMACY

[WILL ROGERS ON DIPLOMACY]

Quote, England has been the Daddy of the Diplomat, the one with the smooth manners. Still going after what he wants, but always a gentleman. You know, that’s one thin about an Englishman, he can insult you but he can do it so slick and polite that he will have you guessing until after he leaves your whether he was friend of foe [September 8, 1929] Unquote.

[Hillary Diane Rodham-Clinton]

1. Hillary Diane Rodham- Clinton the Democrat from Punjab.

2. Hillary sabre rattles

3. Hillary didn’t even read the resolution for and barely acknowledges that [1] she voted for the Iraq War or that it was a huge mistake.

4. The Clinton style of management-for example, pitting one faction of staff against another has been a disaster at the State Department.

5. Hillary Clinton’s rhetoric has not changed the foreign policy of the Empire, but has created a G.W. Bush II, of Media Messiah Imperial President in the foreign policy dept, Peace thru Wars of Economic Stimulus, Resources and Markets, LET HAVE ANOTHER SURGE, policy.

6. Hillary Rejects the (GZL) resolution of (2002), offer made by all (22) twenty-two Islamic Arab Nations, (35) Non-Arab Islamic nations, and the representatives of the Palestinian People, favouring a (2) state solution, still on the table, and which continues to be rejected by the State of Israel. The compact is the total recognition of Israel, the ending of all hostilities between the signing nations, in return for the total evacuation by Israel of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and a (2) two state solution;

A. So the Middle East remains the same i.e. Israel, Lebanon and Palestinians all do as they please.

B. Iran- offers new dialog, with no real change

C. Iraq- divided and still at war

D. [AF-PAK] Afghanistan and Pakistan– Worse than a year ago

6. The Far East;

A. China- The American-Israeli Empire, behaves better towards China now, [NOT] the other way around, the Empire bends over to plant the kiss of servitude upon the back side of China, but that the only one who is doing the backside kissing.

B. Korea, The Hermit Kingdom, just does at it feels it need or wants to do, what’s you going to do about it Empire attitude, and still making Nuclear Weapon, and testing long range delivery systems, selling arms to the Shi-ite Persian Republic of Iran.

C. Myanmar- Still a dictatorship

D. Tibet – Still under the occupation of China.

E. Japan- Wanting all Empire troops of occupation, all [48K] Forty-Eight Thousand removed from Japanese soil, will no longer provide aide to the [Af-Pak] War by refuelling Empire ships in the Indian Ocean, and wants to have less of a relationship with the Empire and more of one with the Peoples Republic of Red China, ending a Foothold in the Far East.

7. The Russian Federation

[CSTO & CRRF]

A vastly huge regional security alliance force capable of waging a large-scale war, the European collective force alone, includes all Belarusian military with the entire Western Russian Federation Forces; and was expanded in [1992] to include; [Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan], as a purely military structure to ensure security in the Central Asia Region against an invasion from an Empire War of Resources and Markets Surge. Under a new security strategy uniting the [CRRF] Collective Rapid Response Forces, a military organization on par with [NATO] The North American Treaty Organization in all respects, with the [CSTO] greatly enlarging its military capabilities in Central Asia by forming a strong, joint armed force, the member countries have contributed units in the magnitudes of higher-than-brigade scale to its organizational force structure, including armored, artillery and navy units creating a powerful military block to balance [NATO] in the Central Asia and the Caspian Sea region. This in response to the expected pre-emptive nuclear attack upon both The Russian Federation and the Shi-ite Persian Republic of Iran by the Empire, brought on by an anticipated, Empire Surge in its Wars or Resources and Markets into the energy-rich region. [Central Asian nations prepare for “big war” http://WWW.RussiaToday.Com, and as reported by as Kommersant newspaper [CSTO] spokesman Vitaly Strugovets told Kommersant.].

8. Central America- Same as before

9. South America

[VENEZUELA]

Separately, a consortium of Russian oil companies and Venezuelan state oil company [PDVSA, pronounced Peh-deh-VEH-sah, Petroleums of Venezuela, is the Venezuelan state owned petroleum company. signed an agreement establishing a joint venture to develop the [Junin 6] oil field along Venezuela’s Orinoco River.

Russian media reports ahead of Chavez’s visit said Venezuela was seeking to buy [T-72] and [T-90] tanks, Kilo-class diesel-powered submarines, [BMP-3] armored vehicles, [Mi-28] helicopters and land-based anti-ship missiles.

In recent years Venezuela has signed over [$4B/€2.75B] four billion dollars/ Two-Point-Seven-Five Billion Euros, worth of arms contracts with Russia, and last November its navy held joint exercises with Russian warships in the Caribbean, traditionally seen as a Empire domain.

[CUBA]

The island has suffered a sharp decline its revenues from tourism as well as mineral and tobacco exports. Venezuela – an Opec member – is already an important source of energy and trade to the Caribbean island, which repays part of its oil bill by providing the services of [40K] Forty-thousand, professional workers.

Last year trade between the [2] two countries was at around [$5.26B/ €3.6B] Five-Point-Twenty-Six Billion Dollars/ Three-Point-Six-Billion Euros, in [2008], the Reuters news agency reported.

[COLOMBIA]

President Alvaro Uribe granted American-Israeli Empire, Military Industrial Complex military and civilian personnel access to [7] seven Colombian military bases for the purpose of training Colombian troops and police, and assisting in the fight against narco-traffickers and leftist guerrillas (FARC) Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army
Approximately [800] Eight-hundred American troops and [600] Six- Hundred civilian contractor will be granted access to these bases and will enjoy diplomatic immunity during their stay in Colombia.

Africa – No change

[PEREZAGRUZKA NOT PEREGRUZKA]

Now, as long as [U.K.] United Kingdoms, Catherine Ashton’s, “quiet diplomacy”, is one that is also [Right/Correct], Cathy can’t be as bad as Hillary, who fly’s in on a broom, with media in tow, and get’s it wrong, quote You’ve got it wrong,” Lavrov commented with a smile. He then explained that the words the Hillary had chosen – “peregruzka” meant “overloaded” as opposed to “reset” (The correct choice of word should have been ‘perezagruzka’). It would be a mistake to believe that neither President Medvedev nor Prime Minister Putin of the Russian Federation would not deal with an individual who got it right without having props that got it wrong.

Hillary arrived in Moscow in a Winter White Out, an has remained in one, a White Fog, Cathy should be fine coming from London Fog, a Moscow White Fog, will be just a change from gray to white, just in another fog. One should feel confident that Cathy won’t overload / peregruzka things to much, but will get things reset / perezagruzka.

In fact any rational individual would be hard press to think what Catherine Ashton could do [LESS WELL] then Hillary Diane Rodham-Clinton; Catherine could do exactly nothing and be well ahead of Hillary.

HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN


triathlon
Comment posted December 17, 2009 @ 11:39 pm

DIPLOMACY

[WILL ROGERS ON DIPLOMACY]

Quote, England has been the Daddy of the Diplomat, the one with the smooth manners. Still going after what he wants, but always a gentleman. You know, that’s one thin about an Englishman, he can insult you but he can do it so slick and polite that he will have you guessing until after he leaves your whether he was friend of foe [September 8, 1929] Unquote.

[Hillary Diane Rodham-Clinton]

1. Hillary Diane Rodham- Clinton the Democrat from Punjab.

2. Hillary sabre rattles

3. Hillary didn’t even read the resolution for and barely acknowledges that [1] she voted for the Iraq War or that it was a huge mistake.

4. The Clinton style of management-for example, pitting one faction of staff against another has been a disaster at the State Department.

5. Hillary Clinton’s rhetoric has not changed the foreign policy of the Empire, but has created a G.W. Bush II, of Media Messiah Imperial President in the foreign policy dept, Peace thru Wars of Economic Stimulus, Resources and Markets, LET HAVE ANOTHER SURGE, policy.

6. Hillary Rejects the (GZL) resolution of (2002), offer made by all (22) twenty-two Islamic Arab Nations, (35) Non-Arab Islamic nations, and the representatives of the Palestinian People, favouring a (2) state solution, still on the table, and which continues to be rejected by the State of Israel. The compact is the total recognition of Israel, the ending of all hostilities between the signing nations, in return for the total evacuation by Israel of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and a (2) two state solution;

A. So the Middle East remains the same i.e. Israel, Lebanon and Palestinians all do as they please.

B. Iran- offers new dialog, with no real change

C. Iraq- divided and still at war

D. [AF-PAK] Afghanistan and Pakistan– Worse than a year ago

6. The Far East;

A. China- The American-Israeli Empire, behaves better towards China now, [NOT] the other way around, the Empire bends over to plant the kiss of servitude upon the back side of China, but that the only one who is doing the backside kissing.

B. Korea, The Hermit Kingdom, just does at it feels it need or wants to do, what’s you going to do about it Empire attitude, and still making Nuclear Weapon, and testing long range delivery systems, selling arms to the Shi-ite Persian Republic of Iran.

C. Myanmar- Still a dictatorship

D. Tibet – Still under the occupation of China.

E. Japan- Wanting all Empire troops of occupation, all [48K] Forty-Eight Thousand removed from Japanese soil, will no longer provide aide to the [Af-Pak] War by refuelling Empire ships in the Indian Ocean, and wants to have less of a relationship with the Empire and more of one with the Peoples Republic of Red China, ending a Foothold in the Far East.

7. The Russian Federation

[CSTO & CRRF]

A vastly huge regional security alliance force capable of waging a large-scale war, the European collective force alone, includes all Belarusian military with the entire Western Russian Federation Forces; and was expanded in [1992] to include; [Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan], as a purely military structure to ensure security in the Central Asia Region against an invasion from an Empire War of Resources and Markets Surge. Under a new security strategy uniting the [CRRF] Collective Rapid Response Forces, a military organization on par with [NATO] The North American Treaty Organization in all respects, with the [CSTO] greatly enlarging its military capabilities in Central Asia by forming a strong, joint armed force, the member countries have contributed units in the magnitudes of higher-than-brigade scale to its organizational force structure, including armored, artillery and navy units creating a powerful military block to balance [NATO] in the Central Asia and the Caspian Sea region. This in response to the expected pre-emptive nuclear attack upon both The Russian Federation and the Shi-ite Persian Republic of Iran by the Empire, brought on by an anticipated, Empire Surge in its Wars or Resources and Markets into the energy-rich region. [Central Asian nations prepare for “big war” http://WWW.RussiaToday.Com, and as reported by as Kommersant newspaper [CSTO] spokesman Vitaly Strugovets told Kommersant.].

8. Central America- Same as before

9. South America

[VENEZUELA]

Separately, a consortium of Russian oil companies and Venezuelan state oil company [PDVSA, pronounced Peh-deh-VEH-sah, Petroleums of Venezuela, is the Venezuelan state owned petroleum company. signed an agreement establishing a joint venture to develop the [Junin 6] oil field along Venezuela’s Orinoco River.

Russian media reports ahead of Chavez’s visit said Venezuela was seeking to buy [T-72] and [T-90] tanks, Kilo-class diesel-powered submarines, [BMP-3] armored vehicles, [Mi-28] helicopters and land-based anti-ship missiles.

In recent years Venezuela has signed over [$4B/€2.75B] four billion dollars/ Two-Point-Seven-Five Billion Euros, worth of arms contracts with Russia, and last November its navy held joint exercises with Russian warships in the Caribbean, traditionally seen as a Empire domain.

[CUBA]

The island has suffered a sharp decline its revenues from tourism as well as mineral and tobacco exports. Venezuela – an Opec member – is already an important source of energy and trade to the Caribbean island, which repays part of its oil bill by providing the services of [40K] Forty-thousand, professional workers.

Last year trade between the [2] two countries was at around [$5.26B/ €3.6B] Five-Point-Twenty-Six Billion Dollars/ Three-Point-Six-Billion Euros, in [2008], the Reuters news agency reported.

[COLOMBIA]

President Alvaro Uribe granted American-Israeli Empire, Military Industrial Complex military and civilian personnel access to [7] seven Colombian military bases for the purpose of training Colombian troops and police, and assisting in the fight against narco-traffickers and leftist guerrillas (FARC) Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army
Approximately [800] Eight-hundred American troops and [600] Six- Hundred civilian contractor will be granted access to these bases and will enjoy diplomatic immunity during their stay in Colombia.

Africa – No change

[PEREZAGRUZKA NOT PEREGRUZKA]

Now, as long as [U.K.] United Kingdoms, Catherine Ashton’s, “quiet diplomacy”, is one that is also [Right/Correct], Cathy can’t be as bad as Hillary, who fly’s in on a broom, with media in tow, and get’s it wrong, quote You’ve got it wrong,” Lavrov commented with a smile. He then explained that the words the Hillary had chosen – “peregruzka” meant “overloaded” as opposed to “reset” (The correct choice of word should have been ‘perezagruzka’). It would be a mistake to believe that neither President Medvedev nor Prime Minister Putin of the Russian Federation would not deal with an individual who got it right without having props that got it wrong.

Hillary arrived in Moscow in a Winter White Out, an has remained in one, a White Fog, Cathy should be fine coming from London Fog, a Moscow White Fog, will be just a change from gray to white, just in another fog. One should feel confident that Cathy won’t overload / peregruzka things to much, but will get things reset / perezagruzka.

In fact any rational individual would be hard press to think what Catherine Ashton could do [LESS WELL] then Hillary Diane Rodham-Clinton; Catherine could do exactly nothing and be well ahead of Hillary.

HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN


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