May 28, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In an article just published under the Reuters banner [Tim Cocks, No, Boko Haram Is Not 'Al Qaeda In West Africa'] – the author makes the silly assertion that Nigeria’s Islamic terror group Boko Haram has no linkage to al-Qaeda.
Prattle, babble, bleats and grunts from dunces like Cocks aren’t really worth wasting much time on because this manner of fool will be still denying that Islamic jihad exists at the very moment his throat is being slit by some jihadist butcher.
That said we do have a few observations:
In this effort Cocks seems to be channeling the NY Time’s David Kirkpatrick – another fatuous cretin - who made the equally ridiculous claim that al-Qaeda had nothing to do with Benghazi when even the marginally informed know that the attackers were indeed in bed with the group. So clear are the facts on this matter that even Harry Reid’s dysfunctional Senate has been forced to admit the obvious. [see for example [Thomas Joscelyn, New Senate Report: Al Qaeda Network Attacked in Benghazi, Weekly Standard]
Additionally there is solid evidence that bin-Laden provided initial seed money for Boko Haram as well as strategic guidance. If that’s not a relationship, then Cocks should run the world.
Cocks’ piece [sorry] is a textbook example of why journo is dead; it’s simply not worthy of belief.
In one of many examples of misrepresentation in an article replete with such, Cocks states that Boko is about local issues, “In his numerous videos, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau talks a lot about local gripes and very little about global jihad..”
Having covered Shekau’s sacralized depravity for years we’re aware of many videos and statements in which Boko’s chief brute not only mentions the importance of establishing the caliphate but threatens to bring his jihad to the United States, which we interpret as having global designs.
Our intel sources tell us much the same and we assume that Cocks has similar or better access to such information.
But he makes the political decision to ignore it.
You see the sad truth is that Kirkpatrick, Cocks and the like aren’t interested in even a semblance of the truth. They’re diaper-boys, professional ass wipers for their lefty heroes, Obama and his kindred spirits.
They seek in every way imaginable to convince you that your eyes are lying.
Really, Mr. Cocks, only the truly foolish believe such malarkey.
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