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Saturday, February 21, 2004

Most scientists agree a flu pandemic is inevitable, BUT WHY? 

It is only a matter of time before a major outbreak of potentially deadly flu, according to scientists. Could the world cope? The World Health Organization has been urging the international community for years to prepare for the next flu pandemic
  • Killer flu: Could the world cope? The GlaxoSmithKline drug has been available since 1999 and stops the flu virus from spreading. Tamiflu, which is manufactured by Hoffmann-La Roche, works in a similar way. Professor Oxford believes governments around the world should be stockpiling these drugs now

  • The mysterious deaths of as many as 15 world-class microbiologists specializing in infectious diseases and DNA sequencing since 9/11
  • Combining Biological
    and Economic Warfare

  • Another Microbiologist Dies; This Time A Houston Hit & Run

  • A recent spate of dead microbiologists who worked for research firms with links to U.S. weapons development is raising some eyebrows

  • Eleven microbiologists mysteriously dead over the span of just five months

  • Microbiologist Death Toll Mounts As Connections To Dyncorp, Hadron, Promis Software & Disease Research Emerge

  • The mysterious deaths of top microbiologists

  • Scientists' Deaths Are Under the Microscope


  • Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate who ran for president in 2000 as a Green Party candidate, will enter the 2004 race for the White House as an independent candidate, advisers told Fox News on Friday
  • Nader to Jump in Presidential Race


  • "Don't Run, Don't Run, Don't Run, Don't Run..." Whither The Nation?
  • Long ago the The Nation stood steadfastly for more voices and choices inside the electoral arenas which today are more dominated than ever by the two-party duopoly trending toward one-party districts


  • John Kerry - While undoubtedly more intelligent and articulate than the current occupant of the White House—a random drawing from the phone book would suffice for that—Kerry is otherwise a run-of-the-mill bourgeois politician and representative of the American ruling elite, with a leaden speaking style and a tendency to pontificate and equivocate
  • The Wall Street Journal profiled these ties in an article February 18 on a fundraising gathering for Kerry at the Park Avenue apartment of Blair Effron, vice-chairman of UBS Investment Bank. Among those attending were Pete Peterson, chairman of Blackstone Group and perhaps the leading advocate of austerity in US fiscal policy; Stephen Robert, former chairman of Oppenheimer Group; hedge-fund manager James Chanos; and real-estate executive and investment banker Richard Richman


  • John Kerry Now: Kerry Backs Iraq Invasion & U.S. Militarism
  • The next week his friend and fellow Vietnam War veteran Brian Willson wrote an open letter to Kerry protesting his decision. Willson wrote:


  • Kerry does not want the voting public made aware of his CFR and Bones credentials
  • Kerry Postures as a War Hero


  • Will Gen. Clark be John Kerrys running mate?
  • Clark: In short, I ask you to stick with me and support John Kerry

  • Anyone seeking to understand the bloody fiasco of the Serbian war need hardly look further than the person of the beribboned Supreme Allied Commander, General Wesley K. Clark


  • A.F.L.-C.I.O. Endorses Kerry, Giving Him Powerful Ally
  • "John Kerry will lead us in our fight to make creating good jobs America's No. 1 priority."


  • NYC - With Brooklyn residents having retained former New York Civil Liberties Union director Norman Siegel to fight the seizure of their homes to make way for a new Nets arena, everyone and their sister is popping up with ideas for alternate sites
  • New Nets sites proposed


  • New Mexico, war machine We are our own axis of evil, with weapon stockpiles, nuclear waste and costly research that fuels the military-industrial complex
  • "New Mexico #1 in Killing Machines." It has an image of an atom bomb cloud, a stealth jet and a space-based laser. It also says: "Last in schools, health care, living wages, democracy, environment, water."


  • Were the 4.4 earthquakes Thursday in Sonoma Valley, California natural or manmade?
  • Some seismologists believe a rash of recent earthquakes in the area are the result of a project to inject thousands of gallons of water into the ground to replenish steamfields

  • Seismologists believe that it was a creation of ours, not mother natures


  • A top US intelligence official claims al-Qaida has set into motion plans to hijack planes and derail trains carrying hazardous material
  • US warned of al-Qaida attacks


  • West Nile Outbreak Began at Government Facility in NY
  • A new book about the Plum Island Animal Disease Center claims that the first American outbreaks of Lyme disease and the West Nile virus originated at the poorly run center

  • "Here's Plum Island lying in the midst of some of the most expensive and exclusive real estate in America and lying on the edge of the largest population center in the United States, and it holds some of the most dangerous germs on earth in a laboratory with virtually no security and is run and protected no better than a junior high school biology laboratory


  • Is the stage being set?
  • Conspiracy theorists the world around believe the United States government was involved in the 9-11 attacks. The attack was needed to springboard the New World Order into other countries around the world. With the 2004 Presidential elections looming in the near future, could Court appointed President George W. Bush be planning the unthinkable?


  • Soldier for the Truth: Exposing Bush’s Talking-Points War
  • After two decades in the U.S. Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski, now 43, knew her career as a regional analyst was coming to an end when — in the months leading up to the war in Iraq — she felt she was being “propagandized” by her own bosses


  • The Sierra Club - America's premier environmental group, with 750,000 members and considerable political clout - is the target of an unfriendly takeover attempt
  • A combination of animal-rights and anti-immigrant activists is aiming to take control of the organization - and change its philosophy and direction


  • WHY I JOINED THE CARLYLE GROUP AND OTHER REVELATIONS FROM FORMER SEC CHAIR ARTHUR LEVITT, JR.
  • Special to From The Wilderness


  • Bush wants alliance, now in Afghanistan, to add Iraqi mission
  • NATO role expanding at urging of the U.S.


  • Fred Korematsu v. George W. Bush
  • Fred Korematsu, an American Citizen imprisoned in a Utah internment camp during the Second World War, received the presidential medal of freedom in 1998 from President Clinton for eventually and successfully resisting the flagrantly unconstitutional imprisonment


  • A BRITISH Sunday newspaper is claiming Osama bin Laden has been found and is surrounded by US special forces in an area of land bordering north-west Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • Bin Laden 'surrounded'


  • The United States and Mexico agreed on Friday to tighten security along their border and start sending illegal immigrants caught sneaking across the frontier back home by bus or plane
  • U.S., Mexico to Tighten Border, Send Migrants Home


  • Ibrahim Ferrer - US officials considered the 76-year-old Buena Vista Social Club guitarist a security risk
  • Artists from all over the world are being refused entry to the US on security grounds


  • The Bleeding Of American Jobs
  • The United States must stop the bleeding of American jobs to cheap-labor countries. If we don't stop this job loss, we will eventually impoverish ourselves, since the overwhelming number of Americans must work in order to live


  • An assistant principal who was trying to get a student expelled admitted planting marijuana in the boy's locker
  • Asst. Principal Admits Planting Evidence


  • PENTAGON PREPS FOR WAR IN SPACE
  • An Air Force report is giving what analysts call the most detailed picture since the end of the Cold War of the Pentagon's efforts to turn outer space into a battlefield


  • A French comedian vowed Friday to perform in a Paris street after a venue cancelled his show because of threats made by people offended by a recent "Nazi Jew" skit he performed on national television
  • 'Nazi Jew' row comic takes show to Paris street


  • Have you noticed the halos and orbs around the head of President George W. Bush in recent press pictures?
  • Using Images Of Bush To Manipulate The Minds Of Voters


  • Police infiltration of protest groups upsets rights activists
  • Chicago Police officers infiltrated five protest groups in 2002 and launched four other spying operations in 2003 -- actions that civil rights activists are calling outrageous


  • the case concerning the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (request for advisory opinion), will be broadcast live and in full on the Court's official website ( http://www.icj-cij.org )
  • Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory


  • the case concerning the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (request for advisory opinion), will be broadcast live and in full on the Court's official website ( http://www.icj-cij.org )
  • Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory


  • Joint US-Yemeni military exercises set; US commander delays visit
  • As many as 200,000 US troops currently are moving in or out of Iraq's restive Sunni Muslim belt north and west of Baghdad in the biggest US troop rotation since World War II


  • Are recent tactics in Iowa part of a larger Bush Administration effort to punish dissent?
  • Criminal dissent


  • Iranian oilfield deal sparks US anger
  • Japan, one of America's staunchest allies in the war on terrorism, has agreed on a $US2 billion ($A2.5 billion) deal to develop an oilfield with Iran


  • U.S. Says Cuba Fabricating Invasion Threat
  • The top U.S. diplomat in Havana said on Friday Cuba's government was fabricating a threat of invasion by the United States to instill fear in Cubans and retain political control


  • The exception is Edward Said, who died last year. He lived in the world to such effect that it sometimes threatened to kill him
  • The world's bravest critic-Power, Politics and Culture: Interviews with Edward Said


  • A Secret Hunt Unravels in Afghanistan
  • The seeds of the CIA's first formal plan to capture or kill Osama bin Laden were contained in another urgent manhunt -- for Mir Aimal Kasi, the Pakistani migrant who murdered two CIA employees while spraying rounds from an assault rifle at cars idling before the entrance to the CIA's Langley headquarters in 1993


  • Karen Weldon, an inexperienced 29-year-old lobbyist from suburban Philadelphia, seemed an unlikely choice for clients seeking global public relations services - Yet her tiny firm was selected last year for a plum $240,000 contract to promote the good works of a wealthy Serbian family that had been linked to accused war criminal Slobodan Milosevic
  • Lucrative Deals for a Daughter of Republican


  • Spot, spaniel born in first Bush White House, dies. To bad it was only the dog.
  • An administration official told CNN that Spot was put to sleep Saturday around 1:30 p.m. after suffering a series of strokes


  • The Abuser's Ploy: A Means for Dominion and Downfall
  • As citizens become aware of the dilemma the United States faces







  • Friday, February 20, 2004

    Painful Questions;An analysis of the September 11th Attack 

    Eric Hufschmid
  • Is the U.S. Government so incompetent that the 9-11 attack merely appears to be a scam? If so, a government of idiots is no better than a government of conspirators


  • Nader to Announce Decision on 2004 Bid
  • Ralph Nader will announce Sunday whether he will make another run for the White House, but all signs indicate the consumer advocate plans to jump into the race as an independent

  • Nader Explore 04


  • After two decades in the U.S. Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski, now 43, knew her career as a regional analyst was coming to an end when — in the months leading up to the war in Iraq — she felt she was being “propagandized” by her own bosses
  • Exposing Bush’s talking-points war


  • British researchers aim to make aircraft the size of a bee that could be used to spy inside buildings or monitor dangerous environments such as nuclear reactors
  • Designers set sights on plane the size of a bee


  • Malcolm X: May 19, 1925 - Feb. 21, 1965
  • On February 21, 1965, he was shot to death as he spoke before a packed audience in Harlem's Audubon Ballroom. He was just 39 years old


  • Kerry under fire over missiles contract
  • John Kerry, the Democratic presidential front-runner, pressured Congress and the Pentagon to fund a missile system on behalf of a San Diego contractor


  • Israel's 'Use' Of Its Nuclear Weapons Against US
  • One other purpose of Israeli nuclear weapons, not often stated, but obvious, is their "use" on the United States


  • Rise of the American KGB
  • Richard Willing writes, “DNA profiles from hundreds of thousands of juvenile offenders and adults arrested but not convicted of crimes could be added to the FBI's national DNA crime-fighting program under a proposed law moving through Congress


  • As any BuzzFlash reader knows, we may be irreverent, but we avoid posting rumors
  • A BUZZFLASH RUMOR ANALYSIS


  • Man got penis stuck in padlock
  • Firemen in Moscow spent an hour freeing the 20-year-old man after he called emergency services after a sex game went wrong


  • Israel to boycott security wall case
  • International court's jurisdiction questioned by Sharon cabinet


  • Supernova slowly reaching full bloom
  • Hubble reveals dramatic new phase of stellar explosion


  • Police Track Sharon Money To Caribbean Bank
  • The new lead relates to a $1.5 million loan Sharon's family received from British businessman Cyril Kern to repay illegal contributions to Sharon's 1999 primary campaign


  • Ireland's message to US Skull and Bones squad should be: Butt Out!
  • So the DUP reckons John Kerry a dangerous radical with a sneaking regard for "Irish terrorism."


  • NYC - A Subway Map Remade, in Hopes of Matching Routes and Riders
  • hen the first train rumbles across the Manhattan Bridge on Sunday morning, the confusion will begin for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers adjusting to the most significant redrawing of the subway map in decades


  • Sorry, Kerry: Nader Hints He'll Run
  • "Nader will announce Sunday whether he will make another run for the White House, but all signs indicate the consumer advocate plans to jump into the race as an independent,"


  • The number of illegal aliens caught crossing into the United States increased dramatically just days after President Bush proposed a guest-worker program that would give legal status to millions of illegal immigrants now in this country, according to the union that represents the Border Patrol's 9,000 field agents
  • More aliens try to enter for amnesty


  • On 15 February, a crowd of Aboriginal youths set fire to a railway station and fought riot police in a run-down area known as The Block, in the Redfern district of Sydney. It is the last redoubt of Australia's original inhabitants in the centre of a city built on land from which their forebears were first evicted 216 years ago
  • Australia's Enduring Shame


  • The Family Steering Committee Statement and Questions Regarding The 9/11 Commission Interview With President Bush
  • The Family Steering Committee believes that President Bush should provide sworn public testimony to the full ten-member panel of the National Commission


  • Border guards add firepower Armed agents to patrol lake against terrorism, drugs
  • The U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection plans to station armed agents in Rochester to help patrol Lake Ontario against potential terrorists and drug runners


  • Last week we noted that the American mainstream media has finally starting taking a closer look at some of the manifold lies, crimes and misdemeanors
  • Eyes Wide Open


  • The pro-regime insurgents in southern Iraq operate in a very different way to the tribal militia forces of the Fawq
  • The insurgency threat in southern Iraq


  • Decline: Missile failures during what was to be a display of nuclear potency reveal how far the former superpower has fallen
  • Russian might ... might not


  • The 20th century added a new dimension to warfare with the nuclear bomb, and the 21st could well be remembered for bringing the arms race into space
  • French expert sees imminent space warfare


  • Air force looking into alleged sexual assaults at Texas air base
  • US air force said Wednesday it has sent a team to a Texas air base to examine allegations of more than two dozen sexual assaults of students enrolled in base training schools


  • "kill we will"
  • Quaker deserts as unit deploys


  • Integrating space into all operations -- air, land and sea –- is the future of Air Force Space Command, said Gen. Lance Lord during a symposium Feb. 12
  • Space integrates air forces to win wars


  • EU justice and interior ministers rejected on Thursday Austria's proposal to create a CIA-style agency to boost security cooperation in the fight against terrorism and weapons proliferation in Europe
  • EU Says No to CIA-Style Agency in Europe


  • John Ashcroft's Subpoena Blitz
  • The Iowa Subpoenas: Information Related to An Anti-War Demonstration


  • Chutzpah! Richard Perle's got plenty of it
  • Utter nerve" – that's how the dictionary defines chutzpah, and that just about sums up, in a single, wonderfully descriptive Yiddish word, Richard Perle's recent suggestion that "heads should roll" in the U.S. intelligence community


  • Who's Killing the Iraqi Scientists?
  • Dr. Majid Hussein Ali has been found murdered in Baghdad. Dr. Ali was an Iraqi nuclear scientist. His death brings the number of leading Iraqi scientists to be murdered to nine


  • U.S. Worried by HIV Trends in Heterosexuals
  • The number of Americans who contract the AIDS virus through heterosexual sex remains stubbornly high


  • Bin Laden between a hammer and a hard place
  • "The hunt has been intense," said US General Richard Myers, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


  • Anniversary of Eisenhower Mystery Disappearance
  • The Associated Press ran a story saying, "Pres. Eisenhower died tonight of a heart attack in Palm Springs." Two minutes later, they retracted the story and said he went to the dentist. It's unlikely that someone would confuse these two events


  • Disentangling “dark and difficult” cinema
  • 54th Berlin Film Festival—Part 1


  • E-mail tries out a sense of smell
  • You could soon be able to spice up your e-mails with your favourite perfume


  • Israel developing airship the size of a football field
  • The Israel Aircraft Industries is developing a craft 200 meters long and 60 meters wide that will be geostatically positioned 21 kilometers in the air to photograph objects as far away as 1,000 kilometers, sending the images back to a ground station


  • "Code Red: The Coming Destruction of The United States, 2004"
  • "How many of you know that for the past 20 years the intellectual, industrial, and military might of the United States has been systematically dispersed throughout the world? Would it surprise you to learn that in dollar terms this ongoing transfer of wealth and power now totals over $20 trillion dollars? Did you know that out of the 189 existing countries in this world, US military forces are in 121 of them? Did you know that aside from The United States and Russia, Iraq has the largest amount of underground fortified structures in the world


  • On Day 100, Arnold won't be in California but high above Central Park in the residence of Robert Wood Johnson IV raising as much as $500,000, from New Yorkers who likely have a special interest in buying and marketing a piece of California, or at least its $15 billion debt
  • Arnold's $100,000 per day habit & 1% Rebate


  • Pesticide tests on humans ruled ethical by scientists
  • It is ethical to test pesticides and pollutants on human volunteers to determine whether environmental safety standards can be lowered, a top panel of scientists said Thursday in an opinion that is expected to strongly influence government policy


  • Carcieri backs off legislation
  • Gov. Donald L. Carcieri's proposed anti-terrorism legislation, which caused civil liberties advocates to go ballistic when it was proposed last week, is headed back to the drawing board

  • Governor's Proposed Homeland Security Bill Under Fire


  • Kerry gets Secret Service protection
  • Kerry's campaign staff asked the Department of Homeland Security for the protection, and it determined that he qualified


  • Astronomers spy 'planetoid' half Pluto's size
  • Astronomers said Thursday they have found a frozen object 4.4 billion miles from Earth that appears to be more than half the size of Pluto and larger than the planet's moon


  • Case set to be dropped against GCHQ mole who blew whistle on US bugging
  • Katharine Gun, 29, is due to appear at the Old Bailey next week where she has said she will plead not guilty to breaking the Official Secrets Act


  • Partnering With China In Moon Quest
  • China's entry into the elite club of spacefaring nations and the United States' sudden expansion of its goals for human spaceflight are raising a new question: Is a new space race in the works?




  • Thursday, February 19, 2004

    US national debt tops $US7 trillion  

    $US7 trillion
  • Washington: The US government's national debt – the accumulated debt from past budget shortfalls – totalled more than $US7 trillion ($NZ10.14 trillion) for the first time as of Tuesday, according to a Treasury Department report


  • RICHARD PERLE, the former US Assistant Defence Secretary and Hollinger International board member, is under investigation for allegedly failing to disclose bonuses worth about $3 million
  • New inquiry examines Hollinger bonus plan


  • New York City has joined cities as large as Chicago and communities as small as Castle Valley, Utah as one of the 256 municipalities or states to officially voice its opposition to the USA PATRIOT Act
  • NY City Council Opposes Patriot Act


  • After shooting in a frozen New York, Hal Hartley wrapped his latest film, The Girl From Monday, in sunny Puerto Rico on February 3
  • An unapologetically stylized account of friendship, sacrifice, and free love in the information age, Monday is fraught with the tensions of an unchecked consumer society and its impact on our sexualities, terrorism, and the difficulty in distinguishing elected officials from other corporate elites


  • Is darkness falling on Europe again?
  • As leading political and religious figures meet in Brussels to discuss the rise of anti-Semitism, three of them set out what they think is needed to address the problem


  • The U.S. Empire - 2003 Base Structure Report
  • Report


  • The FBI executed a search warrant issued by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio regarding the IRC network that we host
  • We regret to inform you that on Saturday February 14, 2004 at approximately 8:35 am EST, FOONET/CIT's data center in Columbus, Ohio temporarily ceased operations


  • US President George W Bush would lose to either of the two leading Democratic presidential contenders, if elections were held today, according to a public opinion poll
  • Bush would lose in vote now: poll


  • Israel/Occupied Territories: The fence/wall violates international law
  • On the eve of the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) opening hearing on the construction of the fence/wall by Israel


  • U.S. Weighs Shift in Iraq Self-Rule Plan
  • The Bush administration is considering a major shift in its plan for transition to Iraqi self-rule, possibly extending and expanding the U.S.-appointed Governing Council so it can take temporary control of the country on July 1


  • Nuclear black market trade had roots in Europe
  • Nuclear black market


  • The leaders of Germany, France and Britain, meeting here Wednesday to discuss the European economy, dismissed criticism from other European countries that they were making an effort to dictate terms to the rest of the European Union
  • Three leaders deny bid to dominate EU


  • Russia has successfully tested a hypersonic weapon capable of penetrating any prospective missile shield, a senior general said Thursday
  • Russia Says Weapon Renders 'Missile Defense Useless'


  • Nuke Expert Says Yucca Mountain Unsafe
  • Yucca Mountain, about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, is planned to begin receiving waste in 2010


  • Green Berets take on spy duties
  • The Pentagon will start using the Army's storied Green Berets as spies in addition to their traditional combat roles


  • "Monday morning is the peak period for heart attacks," says Dr Craig Hassed
  • Stressed to the max


  • China is criticizing Taiwan's plans to purchase anti-missile equipment from the United States
  • Arms experts say the defense package offered by the Bush administration three-years ago will be Taiwan's biggest weapons purchase from the United States in 10 years


  • Despite official U-S concern, ally Japan has gone ahead with a major deal to develop an oil field in southwest Iran
  • Japan and Iran have agreed to a two billion dollar deal to extract oil from a field believed to be one of the largest reserves in the Middle East. It is estimated that the Azadegan field contains up to 26 billion barrels of oil


  • Commercial space flights
  • Space tourism will not take off this year. But the hoped for renaissance in space travel will move closer to reality if humans successfully blast off in privately funded spacecraft


  • Black Hole Seen Ripping Star Apart
  • Two space observatories have provided the first strong evidence of a supermassive black hole stretching, tearing apart and partially gobbling up a star flung into reach of its enormous gravity, astronomers said Wednesday


  • Ex-officer alleges cover-up in probe of spy ship attack
  • Yet Boston is in the maelstrom of a nearly 37-year-old controversy surrounding Israel's deadly attack on the Navy's spy ship Liberty during the Six-Day War with Egypt, Syria and Jordan. The June 1967 attack killed 34 Americans and wounded 171


  • Reuters Summit-U.S. executive pay still out of control-experts
  • U.S. CEOs now get paid 44 times what the average manufacturing worker earns


  • The Bush Administration has changed scientific data or suppressed scientific information to favor an oil and gas practice called “hydraulic fracturing.”
  • Research on Oil and Gas Practices


  • Bush, 911 Panel Heads To Meet
  • President Bush agreed Friday to meet privately with the federal commission reviewing the Sept. 11 attacks


  • The president rejected a desperate request for $1.2 billion in funding needed for veterans' health care
  • President's "Disgraceful" Treatment of Troops/Vets










  • Wednesday, February 18, 2004

    BOMB THREAT UTAH CAPITOL BUILDING 

    The state office of Homeland Security refused to comment and referred questions to the state patrol
  • The Utah Capitol was evacuated Wednesday morning and bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in after a "credible" bomb threat was made, the Utah Highway Patrol said


  • Truth Uncovered
  • Truth Uncovered


  • Operation Northwoods
  • Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities


  • The Military History of Washington's Hawks
  • "We must take the battle to the enemy," he said of the war on terrorism. Cheney went on to praise the virtue of military service. "The single most important asset we have," he said, "is the man or woman who steps forward and puts on the uniform of this great nation."


  • Scientists Accuse White House of Distorting Facts
  • The Bush administration has deliberately and systematically distorted scientific fact in the service of policy goals on the environment, health, biomedical research and nuclear weaponry at home and abroad, a group of about 60 influential scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates


  • Dutch set to expel 26,000 immigrants
  • THE Dutch parliament yesterday passed the toughest asylum laws in Europe, under which up to 26,000 illegal immigrants will be expelled from the country


  • Pentagon says only two to three thousand injured but the actual figure is now over 10,000! & the DCI will “leak” papers showing clearly that the Bush people were well aware that the false reports were just that; fakes
  • Expanded Version of Controlling the News


  • Army Tries To Censor Civilian Web Site, Backs Off
  • Begins with an Army e-mail to the Federation of American Scientists


  • Russia - Mystery Surrounds Military's War Game
  • A submarine participating in the country's largest strategic war game in more than 20 years failed to launch a ballistic missile as planned Tuesday in what could possibly be a major embarrassment to the military and President Vladimir Putin


  • Russia's war games demonstrating 'nuclear fist'?
  • Russia's increasingly assertive foreign policy, what some call a "nuclear fist" - yet questions remain about Russia's first-strike capabilities


  • Arming Asia: Russia's $5 billion forte
  • In 2003, Russia recorded a highly successful year of arms trade, with the bulk of armament shipments going to Asia. Last year, Russia's arms exports exceeded an unprecedented $5 billion, as compared with $4.8 billion in 2002


  • Euro hits new high against dollar
  • The euro today rose to a new high against the dollar, pushing above $1.29 for the first time in its five-year history


  • TWA Flight 800
  • Capt. H. RAY LAHR - Lawsuit

  • Flight 800

  • FLight 800

  • Information uncovered in early 1999 now shows that TWA Flight 800 could have been shot down by one or more shoulder-fired missiles

  • Was TWA 800 Shot Down
    By a Military Missile?


  • TSA asked JetBlue for traveler records
  • A Homeland Security Department agency asked JetBlue Airlines to turn over millions of private passenger records for an experiment to identify travelers with possible links to terrorism, according to a Senate committee inquiry


  • PORNOGRAPHER Larry Flynt says he has "nailed down" his claims George Bush, a pro-life campaigner, arranged for a girlfriend to have an abortion in the 1970s
  • ABORTION CLAIM HITS PRESIDENT


  • A controversial technique for identifying a criminal mind using involuntary brainwaves that could reveal guilt or innocence is about to take centre stage in a last-chance court appeal against a death-row conviction in the US
  • Brain fingerprints under scrutiny


  • A freight train has exploded in north-east Iran, causing large-scale loss of life and massive destruction
  • Scores killed in Iran train blast


  • The 'War of Terror'
  • Are you sick of hearing about 911? By now most folks can’t remember a time before Homeland Security


  • Mr. bin Laden, you're clear to fly Name of mastermind, other terrorists not on suspicious-passengers list
  • According to airline-security documents obtained by this magazine, the name Osama bin Laden was punched into the computer by an airline official and, remarkably, that name was cleared at the security checkpoint all passengers must pass through before being issued a boarding pass


  • Governor's Proposed Homeland Security Bill Under Fire
  • Audits Of Fire Safety Records Required


  • Worse than anti-Semitism
  • that Mossad agents in the United States knew in advance of the terror plot to attack the Twin Towers, and did nothing to prevent it


  • Israel’s N-Arms Ignored by the World: Saud
  • Saudi Arabia accused the international community yesterday of a double standard over weapons programs in the Middle East, saying nobody questioned Israel about its nuclear arms


  • [U.S. documents] support the theory that Israel did not give the U.S. all the information it had about the planning for the Sept. 11 attacks
  • 120 Spies Deported


  • Wolfowitz Lets Slip: Iraq Was Not Involved in 9/11; No Ties to Al-Qaeda
  • "I'm not sure even now that I would say Iraq had something to do with it,"


  • Mossad agents on 9/11 jets
  • Why was the shooting of the Mossad agent covered up

  • Zionist Terror Against the United States


  • "The Cause of Israel is the Cause of America" By SEN. JOHN KERRY
  • Another President for the Occupation?


  • The Frum-Perle prescription would ensnare America in endless conflict
  • No End to War


  • 9/11 Family Steering Committee: Questions for Bush
  • The Family Steering Committee believes that President Bush should provide sworn public testimony to the full ten-member panel of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States


  • Historians to evaluate claim linking LBJ to Kennedy's assassination
  • The History Channel has asked three historians to review the credibility of a documentary that claims President Lyndon Johnson was involved in the assassination of President Kennedy


  • The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States jumped nearly 4 cents over the past three weeks, the result of higher prices for crude oil and the cost to refiners of meeting new environmental regulations, a survey said
  • Survey: Gasoline prices keep rising


  • `Heads should roll' over Iraq Adviser wants U.S. intelligence chiefs to quit
  • Richard Perle, a chief proponent of last year's U.S. invasion of Iraq, yesterday called for the chiefs of the Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Defence Intelligence Agency to step down because of their faulty conclusions that Saddam Hussein possessed mass-killing weapons


  • Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites) is fooling no one into believing that by dismantling a few settlements he's actually working toward peace
  • Israel's move is merely a ploy


  • EU plans huge boost in security spending
  • Plans to plough up to €2bn (£1.3bn) a year of EU cash into defence and security research were presented yesterday, raising the prospect of Europe spending as much as the US Department of Homeland Security


  • Japan throws off pacifist cloak and once again hoists nationalist flag of militarism
  • Eishun Nagai is part of a dying breed; a man who would rather have his life ruined than stand to attention for a flag and anthem he despises


  • Many in the atomic underground claim they were ignorant, and innocent. Will anyone be punished?
  • Black Market Nukes


  • Rocket Launchers Found Near Japan Agency
  • Police investigating a disturbance outside Japan's Defense Agency on Tuesday found a pair of homemade rocket launchers that may have used been in a symbolic attack by leftist radicals. No injuries or damage were reported


  • 2,000 Kurds camp in huge Iraq stadium, victims of Baath's Arabisation
  • Jamilah Abdullah and her five children, all under the age of five, live in a freezing dank bathroom at Kirkuk's sports stadium on the outskirts of town. There is no electricity and no running water


  • Iraq bombings reveal bigger U.S. problems
  • Is this what was supposed to be happening, nearly a year after Operation Iraqi Freedom?


  • US is Trying to Overthrow Me, Says Venezuelan Leader
  • The Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, yesterday angrily accused the United States of being behind a 2002 coup and of helping continuing opposition attempts to overthrow him


  • The federal prosecutor who won convictions in the government's first and only terrorism trial after the Sept. 11 attacks has filed a lawsuit against Attorney General John Ashcroft accusing the Justice Department of "gross mismanagement" in the war on terrorism
  • Suit Against Ashcroft Claims Department has Bungled War on Terror


  • Musharraf says Pakistan will not compete with India on nukes Pakistan will not try to match India's nuclear weapons development, although it will soon test a long range missile
  • Pakistan disavows nuclear race


  • Google Bans Environmental Group's Ads From Site
  • Online search engine leader Google has banned the ads of an environmental group protesting a major cruise line's sewage treatment methods


  • Iraqi ministries will now be able to borrow billions of dollars to buy much-needed equipment from overseas suppliers, but only by mortgaging the national oil revenues through a bank managed by New York-based multinational JP Morgan Chase
  • Banking on Empire


  • Eisenhower Was Right
  • Did Congress authorize the increase? No. And when a few congressmen indicated to the general that they’d be pleased to have Congress authorize the increase, the general responded that Congress didn’t need to trouble themselves with providing such authority


  • The Field Guide to Richard Perle: Prince of Darkness, Mastermind of Empire, and War Profiteer
  • The scariest figure among the crew of insiders that has pushed us into war is Richard Perle


  • Horns and Halos: The Strange Life and Death of JH Hatfield
  • Tonight the movie channel Cinemax will premiere a new documentary called Horns and Halos, which follows JH Hatfield, the author of a controversial biography on George W Bush, and his publishing house Soft Skull Press


  • Analysts warn China on verge of economic crisis
  • The World Bank’s investment arm, the International Finance Corporation, has stopped financing China’s manufacturing sector, declaring it is “already over-invested.”


  • Powell Says U.S. Does Not Envision Sending Forces to Haiti
  • The United States does not envision sending military or police forces to Haiti to stop the violence that has claimed at least 50 lives over the past two weeks, according to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell


  • Internet Pioneer Gives Over $1.2 Million to EFF to Defend Online Freedom
  • $1.2 million bequest from the estate of Leonard Zubkoff, an EFF supporter and technology pioneer


  • ITAA, for those just tuning in, is the Information Technology Association of America, an industry lobbying firm. ITAA works with IT companies to do really neat things like deprive American programmers of jobs, by moving those jobs to India, which the ITAA believes is a GOOD thing for Americans
  • A Question of Ethics

  • Outsourcing to offshoring, it is advantage India


  • "I did enjoy the American people, though. They were not as virulently anti-Muslim as their government."
  • When Islamic clerics meet 'The Great Satan' face to face


  • Critical Task of D-8
  • The awful fate of the US currency needs no elucidation, as due to a natural phenomenon, it was expected to confront the same plight for the raison d'être—best known to Washington


  • I02-18, State: State taking part in homeland security drill
  • Simulated terrorist attacks and natural disasters will erupt in Texas later this week as part of a national homeland security preparedness drill


  • Sen. Kerry, like the last JFK from Massachusetts to serve as commander in chief, is also extremely wealthy. We estimate his family fortune at $525 million
  • Kerry Would Be Third-Richest U.S. President


  • The Pentagon canceled its so-called LifeLog project, an ambitious effort to build a database tracking a person's entire existence
  • Pentagon Kills LifeLog Project


  • Virtual Soldiers? Dream on, Darpa
  • Heart, lungs, and liver, nerves, veins and bones -- the Pentagon wants to digitally recreate every element of a soldier's body, and embed it all on a chip in the soldier's dog tags


  • But documents that surfaced over the weekend raise serious questions about whether Kerry was duped in the 1990s into helping the Chinese military perfect its ability to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons
  • Kerry Took Cash From Chinese Military Intelligence


  • But documents that surfaced over the weekend raise serious questions about whether Kerry was duped in the 1990s into helping the Chinese military perfect its ability to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons
  • Kerry Took Cash From Chinese Military Intelligence


  • Parapolitics
  • Parapolitics


  • Unconfirmed reports suggest that due to harsh weather conditions, some American soldiers may be dead or injured as they are currently missing in the mountains of Afghanistan
  • Special Forces Unit Missing In Afghnistan






  • Tuesday, February 17, 2004

    The Ultimate Betrayal 

    The people of the United States have been betrayed, because with the Cold War over and "the threat of communism" no longer able to justify the stealing of trillions of the public's tax dollars for the military budget, that theft of the national wealth continues. It continues at the expense of the sick, the children, the elderly, the homeless, the unemployed, wiping out the expectations after the fall of the Soviet Union that there would be a "peace dividend" to bring prosperity to all
  • The Pentagon proudly announced a campaign of "shock and awe," which left 10,000 or more Iraqi men, women, and children, dead, and many thousands more maimed


  • Satire: Osama bin Laden at long last been found
  • "For more than two years, we combed the Middle East looking for bin Laden," Rumsfeld said. "Frankly, it was starting to be an embarrassment. You can imagine our surprise when we finally found him hiding deep inside the darkest recesses of each and every one of our souls."


  • Bush Abortion Rumors to be Published
  • Speaking to New York Daily News reporter Corky Siemaszko, Flynt said, "I've talked to the woman's friends, I've tracked down the doctor who did the abortion, I tracked down the Bush people who arranged for the abortion, I got the story nailed."

  • Book to be published this summer by Kensington Press

  • STORY ON BUSH ABORTION


  • Book: Bush was arrested for cocaine in 1972
  • Texas author J.H. Hatfield claims the Republican front-runner did community service at a Houston center


  • Sabatoge by FBI Translators May Conceal Next Plot
  • Mr. Feghali has been accused of actively sabatoging translation efforts that could have revealed the 9/11 attacks


  • Extremist Israeli Minister Urges Plan to Imprison Palestinians in Cantons
  • Sharon survives parliament tests


  • Panel on 9/11 has new fight; Bush, Cheney resist interview by the entire Kean commission
  • Another showdown between the national commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the White House may be in the offing, this time over whether all of the panel's 10 members or only some of them will be able to interview President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney


  • Bill for Confiscation of Firearms H.R.2403
  • Attorney General to regulate the manufacture, distribution, and sale of firearms and ammunition, and to expand the jurisdiction of the Attorney General to include firearm products and nonpowder firearms


  • This is a list of prominent politicians killed in plane crashes in recent years
  • Politicians killed in plane crashes


  • WHR-Scan of Bush Document
  • SCAN OF THE DOCUMENT REMOVING GEORGE BUSH FROM FLIGHT STATUS FOR FAILING TO TAKE A REQUIRED MEDICAL EXAM


  • A draft of the upcoming national survey of sex abuse claims against Roman Catholic priests has been viewed by CNN, which reported Monday that 4,450 clergy have been accused of molesting minors since 1950
  • Report: 11,000 Clergy Abuse Claims Filed


  • I am merely an Orthodox rabbi using ancient Jewish wisdom to make three predictions about The Passion
  • Why Mel Owes One to the Jews


  • Moon probe set for white-knuckle descent
  • The probe, a joint mission between the US and European space agencies, will focus on the oily oceans which researchers believe cover much of the surface


  • Syria says Israel does not want peace, benefits from US occupation of Iraq
  • Syrian Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri accused Israel of not wanting peace with the Palestinians and charged that the Jewish state was the sole beneficiary of the US-led occupation of Iraq


  • The real question is how did the young man with marginal test scores get the plum wartime assignment
  • George and the Guard


  • Schwarzenegger urged to arrest S.F. mayor
  • A Christian legal group wants California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to arrest the mayor of San Francisco for issuing nearly 2,000 marriage licenses to homosexual couples in defiance of state law


  • China's 'gendercide' crisis One-child policy to create shortage of workers
  • Five years ago, each retiree in China was supported by 10 workers. By 2020 this ratio will have fallen to one to six, and by 2050 to one to three


  • Initiative would deny benefits to illegals California ballot effort seeks to restore provisions of Prop 187
  • A group of immigration-reform activists hopes to restore some of the provisions of California's ill-fated Proposition 187 by passing a new initiative in November


  • Egg on Drudge's Face: Woman denies Kerry affair
  • Woman Denies Rumors of Kerry Affair


  • Report: U.S. Nuclear Facilities Fail Security Tests
  • Security at two U.S. nuclear weapons facilities was breached at least three times in mock terrorist drills despite heightened concerns after the Sept. 11 attacks


  • SAUDI TERROR ATTACK IMMINENT: CODE RED
  • Sources tell ATSNN that a terrorist attack on Saudi Arabia by Al-Qaeda is imminent, no further details are known at this moment but more will be available as it comes in


  • George W. Bush's performance in his nationally televised interview this week was so abysmal, so completely divorced from the waking reality of the rest of the world
  • End Game


  • Soldiers: The Permanent Scars of Iraq
  • If it seems as if he might be moving on, Debra has only to ask, What're you thinking about? ''Iraq,''


  • US paid $1m for 'useless intelligence' from Chalabi
  • In 1998, Congress provided $97m to the Iraqi National Congress (INC), the London-based group that claimed to be an umbrella organisation for Iraqi interests. Its chairman, Mr Chalabi, is president of Iraq's Governing Council


  • The Scandal of Lost U.S. Votes
  • One outcome of this year's U.S. presidential election is already certain: Some Americans will show up to vote and find they have been wrongly taken off the rolls


  • A 'Plague of Artists' Is a Battle Cry for Brooklyn Hasidim
  • "They said: 'Artists! That's it!' " he recalled. "They said, 'We want to hear about these artists we've heard are moving to our neighborhood.' They asked: 'Are they noisy? Do they cause trouble?'"


  • One third of the world’s urban population lives in a slum
  • Late in 2003 the United Nations reported that one billion people—approximately one third of the world’s urban dwellers and a sixth of all humanity, live in slums. And it predicted that within 30 years that figure would have doubled to two billion—a third of the current world population


  • Russia defies US pressures to halt cooperation with Iran
  • Russia will never yield to US pressures to stop nuclear cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran


  • Fema - The Secret Government
  • FEMA - This government organization has more power than the President of the United States or the Congress, it has the power to suspend laws, move entire populations, arrest and detain citizens without a warrant and hold them without trial, it can seize property, food supplies, transportation systems, and can suspend the Constitution


  • Twenty years ago, similar fires in Italy were blamed on the supernatural powers of a woman who was put in jail for starting them
  • Spontaneous Italian Fires Supernatural?


  • THE Howard Government is planning a homeland security-style audit of precautions against terrorist attacks and illegal entry into Australia
  • New review of terrorist defences


  • Four crop-spraying planes circling overhead have brought silent death to the fields of wheat and barley that Shaikh Salih Abu Darim and his beduin tribe will need to feed themselves and their goats and sheep for the year
  • Israelis kill crops to oust beduin


  • Ethnic Cleansing - Four crop-spraying planes circling overhead have brought silent death to the fields of wheat and barley that Shaikh Salih Abu Darim and his beduin tribe will need to feed themselves and their goats and sheep for the year
  • Israelis kill crops to oust beduin


  • Rifts widen in Bush's foreign policy team
  • Backers of Powell's multilateralism clash with go-it-alone conservatives over the administration's direction


  • Hijacking Catastrophe 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire
  • The film will move beyond the substance of policy and ideology to examine how the Bush Administration has used 9/11 and the war on terrorism to sell the American people on a radical and controversial neo-conservative agenda


  • China's Saudi-Pakistan weapon links trouble US
  • The United States believes China is still co-operating with Saudi Arabia on missiles and with Pakistan on nuclear technology and missiles, despite Beijing's promises to control arms proliferation, US officials said


  • Australian troops told Saddam could not use WMDs
  • AUSTRALIAN troops preparing for the invasion of Iraq were told that Saddam Hussein did not have the means of launching weapons of mass destruction against its neighbours, it emerged yesterday


  • Iraq: U.S. Sees Al-Qaeda Everywhere
  • In an apparent attempt to downplay the internal Iraqi dynamics sparking ongoing attacks, the Bush administration has been blaming al-Qaeda for much of the violence


  • Anti-Terror Laws 'Mean US No Longer has Moral High Ground'
  • The United States' "war on terror" has been "extremely damaging" for human rights, and has been used as an excuse by totalitarian regimes to impose oppressive laws, a leading think tank said yesterday


  • Israel: The Threat from Within
  • Israel's expansion into the West Bank threatens to preclude a two-state solution, the only outcome that would resolve the conflict without the disastrous result of ending either Jewish or Palestinian national existence


  • War Hawks Undermined by Zarqawi Letter
  • A letter purportedly written to senior al-Qaeda leaders by a key associate, Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, appears to undermine a major thesis of hard-core neo-conservatives who led the U.S. drive to war in Iraq


  • In 2002, the murders of four military wives by their soldier husbands within six weeks at the base in South Carolina prompted the army to take a hard look at how combat affects troops and their families: three of the Fort Bragg soldiers had returned from special-forces duty in Afghanistan. Two of the men committed suicide after killing their wives
  • Fearing Fort Bragg


  • Military goes high-tech in bid to win recruits
  • Today's military has switched from the traditional "Uncle Sam wants you" message to high-profile, high-tech recruitment tools: NASCAR sponsorships, online games and "PowerPoint rangers."


  • The United States plans to use an Arab League member as a base for military operations in Africa
  • U.S. COULD USE MAURITANIA FOR W. AFRICA BASE


  • A clear terrorist threat still exists in East Africa, and greater military cooperation is needed to defeat it, a top U.S. general warned on Monday during a visit to Ethiopia
  • U.S. General Warns of Africa Terror Threat


  • Blacks needed for HIV vaccine trials
  • Recently, the federal government issued the San Francisco Black Coalition on AIDS a $20,000 grant to recruit black community members willing to test the new vaccine. But city officials are preaching to a community still mindful of the notorious Tuskegee syphilis study


  • The Israeli man who used hospitals to trade in nukes
  • The man who used hospitals to trade in nukes


  • "The first peak of illness in Canada may occur within two to four months after the virus arrives in Canada," the plan says
  • Pandemic plan predicts up to 58,000 deaths


  • Mexican Army Burns Down Indigenous Village
  • Mexican armed forces have attacked the Chol indigenous community of Nuevo San Rafael, burning down 23 houses and violently evicting the inhabitants, who are Zapatista sympathisers


  • NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS ILLEGAL FLORIDA VOTE PURGE ... THREE YEARS AFTER KILLING STORY
  • The New York Times lead editorial Sunday was about "How America Doesn’t Vote." It featured proposals for many reforms to guarantee Americans the right to vote and to have that vote counted. Its lead paragraph has as its second sentence


  • Alert on anti-smallpox vaccinia
  • Soldiers and health care workers who take the smallpox vaccine should take extra precautions against spreading the live virus used in the vaccine to members of their household, according to a new report


  • Did you ever wonder what happens to excess Army tracked vehicles? United Defense Industries, Inc. (NYSE:UDI - News) is supporting a unique solution that supports local law enforcement and Homeland Defense needs. It converts surplus military vehicles into domestic law enforcement units for special situations
  • Surplus Army Vehicles Find New Life in Era of Homeland Security


  • The General Assembly is considering a bill that would let physicians carry guns and make arrests as members of county homeland security teams
  • Doctors Who Carry Guns and Make Arrests?


  • Soldiers training at the Tactical Human Intelligence (search) facility north of the Mexico-Arizona border learn counter-espionage, interrogation tactics and intelligence gathering to fight terrorism in a sandy, mountainous, makeshift village
  • Military Trains for War on Terror — in Arizona


  • Illegally Alien Sanctuary: Your State is Next!
  • Maine is one signature away from becoming the first illegal alien sanctuary!!!


  • Illegal labor compromises U.S. security
  • The willingness of so many U.S. businesses to look the other way when it comes to hiring foreign cheap labor troubles those responsible for national security


  • Microsoft has been forced to apologise after swastika symbols were found on new copies of a popular software package
  • Microsoft removes swastika from software


  • Iris scanning to begin at German airport
  • A test of an iris-scanning system is set to begin Saturday at the Frankfurt, Germany, airport, as part of a project involving 18 European countries


  • Genealogists call Bush and Kerry kin
  • Big Isle researchers claim the president and his top opponent are distant cousins


  • School Accidentally Gets Cleaning Fluid In Milk Cartons
  • Cleaning fluid was accidentally packaged in cartons of fat-free milk sent to an elementary school, but a teacher noticed the odd taste and no students were hurt


  • Pakistan acknowledged this month that Khan sold weapons secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea
  • Pakistani traded cash for silence


  • Special Agent Jason Treesh confronted students at the law school, demanding a list of people who attended a conference about women and Islamic law
  • Army agent questions law students


  • Woman Lived with Sister's Corpse for Months
  • An elderly Irishwoman shared a room with her sister's corpse for up to a year and sometimes slept with it in the same bed, newspapers reported Tuesday






  • Monday, February 16, 2004

    North Korea threatens to destroy the United States 

    Next week, six nations including the US and North Korea will meet to discuss ways of resolving the crisis
  • N Korean leader threatens US during birthday celebrations


  • 9/11 Families Valentines Letter to President Bush
  • by Colleen Kelly, David Potorti and Kelly Campbell


  • Feb. 26--the 10th anniversary of Bill Hicks’ passing
  • “Rant Revival” Benefit Feb. 26 Remembers Hicks


  • Two leading American experts on computer voting have warned that the forthcoming US presidential election could be more chaotic than the last
  • Concerns over US computer voting


  • India, US airforces to start major air exercise in central India
  • The exercises over the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh are aimed at facilitating future joint peacekeeping operations, not for any Indian combat role alongside US forces


  • China has been identified as the original source of nuclear weapons designs found in Libya in the latest disclosure about the global spread of nuclear technology
  • China 'transferred nuclear weapon designs to Pakistan'


  • Government considering dismantling BBC
  • The government is considering a plan to break up the BBC and remove its independent status in the wake of a bitter row with the state-funded broadcaster over the Iraq


  • Activists Break the Law in Support of the Morning-After Pill
  • NEW YORK CITY—Five feminists committed a crime in broad daylight this afternoon before some 100 cheering accomplices at Rockefeller Plaza, and they blamed the Food and Drug Administration for making them do it. The offense? Giving a friend the emergency contraceptive known as the "morning-after pill,"


  • Rumsfeld: Human smuggling rings tied to bin Laden's terrorist network
  • Pentagon officials have confirmed human smuggling rings in Latin America are attempting to sneak al-Qaida operatives into the U.S.


  • The newer technology, known as wireless networking, or Wi-Fi, is already being utilized by 4.5 million households
  • Wi-Fi Could Make Cellphones Obsolete


  • TENS of thousands of public workers began a 48-hour walk-out today, heralding the biggest outbreak of industrial unrest in the civil service in more than a decade
  • Civil servants start strike


  • JFK, Operation Northwoods, Pearl Harbor, Oklahoma City
  • Parallels with 911:


  • The film Pearl Harbor, pure Propaganda
  • Pearl Harbor


  • "Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about the evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information."
  • Israeli involvement in 9/11


  • 2002: FBI Director: We Have No Evidence Against 9-11 “Hijackers”
  • The official cover story for 9-11 is perceived by the Ruling Elite as in danger of falling apart


  • Oct. 26, 2001 - Five Israeli men detained in New Jersey with box-cutters, multiple passports, and $4,000 cash on September 11, the day of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, may be deported back to Israel for immigration violations
  • Israelis mistaken for terrorists may be home soon


  • "I think this kind of alteration is probably one of the scariest forms of trickery, particularly when it's done against a political candidate."
  • 1971 Photo of Kerry Doctored


  • A joint British and American spying operation at the United Nations scuppered a last-ditch initiative to avert the invasion of Iraq
  • British spy op wrecked peace move


  • Marriage Mania Grips S.F. as Gays Line Up for Licenses
  • Scores of couples camping out in the name of love


  • Thousands gather in Spain to demand end to occupation in Iraq
  • Thousands of protesters demanding an end to the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq took to the streets in downtown Madrid and other Spanish cities Sunday


  • Fallen soldier's mother says her son 'died for absolutely nothing'
  • Hopewell Township relatives talk about Lt. Seth Dvorin's death in Iraq


  • Global Free Press
  • Global Free Press



  • Sunday, February 15, 2004

    Weapon$ = Death = The U.S. War Machine 

    ''Cheney, his staff and Halliburton, are currently under separate investigations from The U.S. Justice Department, The U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Pentagon, the General Accounting Office, Securities and Exchange Commission, the French Government, and the Nigerian Government.''
  • Documenting the Halliburton / Cheney Crimes and Controversies, Part II


  • Iraq Today - Reporter Zaid H. Fahmi tracked down a gun-runner he identifies as Hamid. Hamid is 40 and has been running guns since he was 18--meaning he was able (or so he claims) to circumvent Saddam Hussein's instrument of terror, the Mukhabarat. He sells pistols for less than $100
  • Hamid can also supply discerning customers with more serious firepower - A new AK-47 fetches between $150 and $200, while a used one is $50. That's right: an assault rifle is cheaper than a pistol


  • U.S. - Gangs run gun pipeline from Delta to Chicago
  • Lenient laws make buying weapons easier in South


  • U.S. - The government no longer is releasing records tracking the source of firearms used in crimes, a concession to the gun lobby approved by Congress last month
  • New U.S. provision puts gun records out of public's reach


  • U.S. - Gun Control or Homeland Security: You Can't Have Both
  • They are working behind the scenes to make sure you are defenseless, so that when they attack, they will be assured of success. Driven by hate, they seek to render you harmless to them, so that they may inflict maximum harm to you-The first two months after 9/11 saw a 300% spike in sales of guns and ammunition, with the first six months remaining way above average


  • Violence Policy Center (VPC) Applauds U.S. Senate's Rejection of Omnibus Spending Conference Report Loaded With Provisions That Would Arm Criminals, Protect Corrupt Gun Dealers
  • The gun lobby loaded up the omnibus spending bill with provisions that would help arm criminals and protect corrupt gun dealers. The U.S. Senate wisely rejected the bill by failing to invoke cloture. Today's vote is a win for public safety

  • H.R.2673


  • WHite House Admits Bush LIED! 2002 $tate of The Union Over Al Qaeda Obtaining U.$. Nuke Plant Plans
  • The Bush administration was forced to admit this week that the claim was not based on factual evidence after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said there was no evidence any such plans were found in Afghanistan


  • US: Over 100,000 job cuts announced in January
  • Despite Bush administration promises and the president’s own claim that “things are getting better,” the overall economic reality for American working people continues to worsen


  • Tax Freedom 101
  • You may have thought that participation in Social Security was mandatory


  • Baghdad Burning - Update
  • Dedicated to the Memory of L.A.S.


  • With the theme "Same Medicare. More Benefits," the ads are not very different from what a GOP ad would look like, and they amount to a $9.5 million taxpayer grant to Bush's reelection campaign. Indeed, the firm that produced the ads, National Media Inc., is working for the Bush campaign. So, it seems, are large chunks of the government
  • Tax and Spend


  • The White House is declining to make public the financial histories of the commissioners President Bush appointed to investigate American intelligence failures
  • Intelligence Panel's Finances Will Stay Private


  • The New York Police Department, working with city health officials, federal authorities and other agencies, has been preparing for a possible attack with nuclear, biological or chemical weapons, perhaps the most daunting threat facing municipalities in a post-9/11 world
  • New York Police Take Broad Steps in Facing Terror


  • "The possibility of secret and sudden attack with weapons of mass destruction is the greatest threat before humanity today," he said as he highlighted his security credentials in a weekly radio address geared to his campaign for this year's election
  • Catastrophic attack possible: Bush


  • Cells that harbour HIV could be picked off by a drug developed by US scientists
  • Drug could destroy 'hidden HIV'


  • How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State
  • The First Prince of the Theocratic States of America


  • The farthest object in the Universe yet detected has been seen by scientists using the Hubble and Keck telescopes
  • Hubble sees 'most distant object'


  • 1,188 Americans Killed in Iraq - Your Son Will Be Next
  • Republican Guard still controls eighty-five percent of the country


  • CBS said on Friday that it had stopped running a television advertisement for the new Medicare prescription drug law while Congress investigates its accuracy
  • CBS Pulls Advertisement on Medicare Prepared by Administration


  • President George W Bush says the United States continues to face the possibility of attack from ballistic missiles armed with weapons of mass destruction
  • Bush raises spectre of ballistic missile attack


  • After several decades as one of America's great public-interest advocates, Ralph Nader has developed an extraordinary response when people say they don't think he should run for president in 2004
  • An Odd Accusation From Ralph Nader


  • A federal judge ordered the U.S. government to grant permanent-resident status to nearly 22,000 people nationwide and ensure that all asylum holders get the work permits they are entitled to
  • Judge Orders Residency for 22,000 Asylum Holders – and Work Permits


  • When are we going to stop financing Billionaire Sports Team Owners?
  • YANKS PLAY BALL WITH MIKE IN NEW STADIUM TALKS


  • Bush budget freezes social spending to pay for military buildup
  • The fiscal 2005 federal budget delivered by the Bush administration to Congress on February 2 combines a record deficit of $521 billion with record military spending and a virtual freeze on spending to meet domestic social needs


  • Text from Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi Letter - CPA
  • Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi Letter


  • I ask that you encourage the Navy to explore what many believe is a legitimate alternative to the current OLF site: building an offshore platform for pilots to practice taking off and landing the Super Hornets
  • Basnight floats an OLF idea


  • Following President Bush's hour-long interview with NBC's Tim Russert, we can now state conclusively that President Bush deliberately misled the American people and continues to do so
  • A Cynical Manipulation


  • Americans not travelling due to fears they won't be liked
  • A study by the national tourist agency into American attitudes to travel showed many US citizens were worried about whether Scots "would like them" if they travelled across the pond and remained sceptical about foreign travel following It is important for people to see that Scotland is a friendly country the September 11 attacks


  • But they are members of a remarkable group, the Sayeret Matkal, Israel's equivalent of the SAS. And what makes them even more extraordinary in a society that holds its armed forces in such high esteem - in fact, what has earned them damnation from all over the country - is that they told their commanders that they refuse to serve in the Palestinian territories
  • Elite Israeli troops reject Gaza violence


  • Peru trial links CIA to drug terrorists
  • The US intelligence services become embroiled in an embarrassing row about whether the CIA not only knew what Montesinos was up to and turned a blind eye, but have actively undermined Washington’s multibillion-dollar war on drugs by doing so


  • Who oversees our spies? In most cases, nobody
  • The Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the RCMP are the best known. But the defence department also operates three spy agencies while the Canada Border Services Agency has more than 200 intelligence operatives, plus a counterterrorism section


  • Peru trial links CIA to drug terrorists
  • The US intelligence services become embroiled in an embarrassing row about whether the CIA not only knew what Montesinos was up to and turned a blind eye, but have actively undermined Washington’s multibillion-dollar war on drugs by doing so


  • Private U.S. Operatives on Risky Missions in Colombia
  • There are now two dozen American companies here, with the contracts for antidrug programs worth $178 million last year





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