American Media Ignores Terrorist Plot
In perhaps one of the most transparent examples of Liberal bias in American news services, a terror plot against the United States was foiled by Italian authorities, ironically using electronic eavesdropping - and became a major news story outside of the U.S.
According to an article at NewsMax.com, entitled Major Terror Plot Against U.S. Ignored, a major terrorist attack against the U.S. was being masterminded by three Algerian nationals.
"Italian Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu said the planned attacks would have targeted stadiums, ships and railway stations, and the terrorists' goal, he said, was to exceed the devastation caused by 9/11."Now any reasonable American newspaper, one might surmise, should find such a story newsworthy. Ironically (and sadly), this was one that got away from virtually all major American news agencies - and not because they were unaware of the incident, as it was distributed world-wide by Associated Press (AP). Agencies around the world, such as Xinhua of China, England’s Sunday Times and the Agence France Presse , reported this story with major headlines. According to News Max, only one American newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, is known to have published the story that the AP distributed. It ran on page A-6 under the headline "Italy Charges 3 Algerians."
"Italian authorities stepped up their internal surveillance programs after July's terrorist bombings in London. Their domestic wiretaps picked up phone conversations by Algerian Yamine Bouhrama that discussed terrorist attacks in Italy and abroad."
"Italian authorities arrested Bouhrama on November 15 and he remains in prison. Authorities later arrested two other men, Achour Rabah and Tartaq Sami, who are believed to be Bouhrama’s chief aides in planning the attacks."
It is painfully obvious that there is an agenda at work here. While virtually every newspaper in the country has been having a field day with the strategically timed "NSA Eavesdropping for Bush" story, a major success story in the Global War on Terror like this would prove bad timing indeed - insofar as it would threaten to ebb the momentum of the Liberal Media and its goal to unseat President Bush.
States Cliff Kincaid, editor of the Accuracy in Media (AIM)Report,
"It's clear to me that they're trying their best to make this NSA program to be an impeachable offense, saying it is directed at ordinary Americans. That's why they keep referring to this as a 'program of spying on Americans' - whereas the President keeps pointing out it's a program designed to uncover al-Qaida operations on American soil."