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Saturday, March 27, 2004

NEWSNEWSNEWS... 

Noam Chomsky Blog - Welcome to Turning The Tide
  • This blog will include brief comments on diverse topics of concern in our time. They will sometimes come from the ZNet Sustainer Forum System where Noam interacts through a forum of his own, sometimes from direct submissions, sometimes culled from mail and other outlets -- always from Noam Chomsky

  • Chomsky on Iraq Sanctions


  • A former FBI translator told the 9/11 commission that the bureau had detailed information well before Sept. 11, 2001, that terrorists were likely to attack the U.S. with airplanes
  • We Should Have Had Orange or Red-Type of Alert in June/July of 2001"


  • Cheney Underground Government
  • Deep Cover


  • Poorest souls crossing border
  • The staging point for immigrants heading through the Tohono O’odham American Indian reservation is the Mexican town of Sasabe. The poor, windblown village of 3,000 sits just across the border from the even smaller Arizona town of the same name


  • Pledging to create 10 million new jobs in four years, presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry on Friday will begin to roll out his economic plan for the country in a series of three speeches
  • Kerry pledge: 10 million new jobs in four years


  • Probe May Force DeLay to Step Down
  • Aides to House GOP leader Tom DeLay denied a report that DeLay is discussing temporarily leaving his post if he is indicted for campaign finance abuses


  • A federal appeals court has opened the door for police officers in Texas and two other states to search homes and buildings for evidence without a warrant -- a ruling that two dissenting judges called "the road to hell."
  • Court: Evidence OK in some no-warrant searches-The 11-4 ruling affects Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi


  • Sistani May Issue Edict Against Iraq Power Transfer
  • "If article 61 of the interim constitution is not changed, Imam (Ayatollah Ali) al-Sistani may issue a fatwa declaring illegitimate all those (Iraqis) to whom power is transferred in June,"


  • Baghdad Burning - The telephone wasn't working these last few days. It will do that every once in a while- disappear coyly. We pick up the receiver and instead of a dial tone, hear nothing but a strange sort of silence laced with static. It almost drove me crazy because I couldn't connect to the internet. I spent the days hovering anxiously around the telephone, picking it up every few minutes and calling out "Allooo? Allooooooo?" E. asked around and learned that the lines in the whole area were down
  • Sistanistan...


  • China Says Won't Sit by if Taiwan Turmoil Worsens
  • China Says Won't Sit by if Taiwan Turmoil Worsens


  • Russia warns NATO with nuclear option
  • "If NATO continues to keep to its offensive military doctrine, then Russia's military planning and the principles of Russia's military procurement -- including in the nuclear sphere -- will be adequately reevaluated," the Interfax new agency quoted Ivanov as saying


  • The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are developing a database that will allow private companies to submit lists of individuals to be screened for a connection to terrorism
  • FBI up for private screens


  • Sharon Coming to Washington to Meet Bush
  • President Bush will hold a long-delayed meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon next month as the administration sharpens its focus on Mideast peacemaking amid spiraling violence and tensions


  • People killing people – or how I learned to despise Bush and all he stands for
  • Others than think as they want, but as far as this American is concerned, Bush is quite possibly the most horrendous excuse for a leader there has ever been. Initially, during the previous campaign, the writer just thought Bush a rich, spoiled brat that had gotten out of trouble, into business (all failed), and had the governorship of Texas bought for him by his daddy


  • Israel blocking aid, food to Gaza: UN
  • Israel has blocked "nearly all" UN and other relief agency vehicles from going through the Erez checkpoint into Gaza for the past three weeks, and food shipments through the commercial crossing of Karni are also on hold


  • Israel blocking aid, food to Gaza: UN
  • Israel has blocked "nearly all" UN and other relief agency vehicles from going through the Erez checkpoint into Gaza for the past three weeks, and food shipments through the commercial crossing of Karni are also on hold


  • Canada could ditch winter blues by annexing Caribbean paradise
  • Peter Goldring, a Conservative member of parliament from the frigid plains of Alberta, has launched a bid to annex the small tropical archipelago between Haiti and the Bahamas -- which is now a British Crown colony


  • MTV meets RNC in Times Square
  • In a measure of how aggressively the Bush campaign is courting young voters, the Republican Party rolled into New York on Thursday aboard a 56-foot 18-wheeler dubbed Reggie the Registration Rig


  • Towards Molecular Nano Weapons in China vs. U.S. “Unilateral Disarmament”
  • What crime has been committed by the founder of nanotechnology?









  • Friday, March 26, 2004

    What rimes with Rice? Lice, Mice, Dice... 

    White House Asks 9/11 Panel to Meet Rice
  • Trying to blunt allegations the Bush administration mishandled terror threats before Sept. 11, the White House is offering to let President Bush's top national security aide meet privately for a second time with a federal panel investigating the terrorist attacks


  • Condoleezza Rice, national security adviser to President Bush, has recently granted an interview to virtually every reporter but me. Perhaps it is because I keep asking her questions about the Chinese spy in her past
  • While working at Stanford, she became involved in the most successful Chinese army penetration of the Clinton Defense Department. She will not answer questions about her relationship with Chinese spy Hua Di


  • In rush to defend White House, Rice trips over own words
  • "I think this administration shot itself in the foot by not letting her testify in public."


  • U.S. troops buying own armor for Iraq duty
  • Soldiers headed for Iraq are still buying their own body armor -- and in many cases, their families are buying it for them -- despite assurances from the military that the gear will be in hand before they're in harm's way

  • Fiscal 2005 Department of Defense Budget Release
  • President George W. Bush today sent Congress his fiscal 2005 defense budget. The budget requests $401.7 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense


  • DOJ Asked FBI Translator To Change Pre 9-11 Intercepts
  • FBI translator Sibel Edmonds was offered a substantial raise and a full time job to encourage her not to go public that she had been asked by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to retranslate and adjust the translations of [terrorist] subject intercepts that had been received before September 11, 2001 by the FBI and CIA


  • The Israeli military is equipping its forces with a new range of spy drones small enough to fit in a soldier's backpack, the army said on Thursday
  • Israel unveils tiny drone planes


  • U.S. Officials Fashion Legal Basis to Keep Force in Iraq
  • With fewer than 100 days to go before Iraq resumes its sovereignty, American officials say they believe they have found a legal basis for American troops to continue their military control over the security situation in Iraq


  • U.S. engineers are focusing on constructing 14 "enduring bases," long-term encampments for the thousands of American troops expected to serve in Iraq for at least two years - The number of U.S. military personnel in Iraq, between 105,000 and 110,000, is expected to remain unchanged through 2006, according to military planners
  • `Enduring bases' part of long-term military presence in Iraq


  • Two Bills Now Pending To Bring Back The Draft
  • H. R. 163 & S. 89


  • Three Bush protesters taken away by police
  • Two men and a woman who refused to move to a designated protest area were detained by police just before President Bush's arrival


  • The Main Danger to Peace - It's Israel
  • Where are the weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East? Ask Mordechai Vanunu. He knows, all too well. On March 24, 1988, Vanunu was convicted of treason by an Israeli court for revealing the existence of Israel's secret nuclear arsenal at the Dimona facility, where he worked as a technician


  • New York Times Reporter A Government Informant
  • Imagine: an American journalist using his cover for the most prominent paper in the country to inform on and demonize select political critics of the government! The Godfather had his "newspaper friends" on the payroll, and the IRS has theirs: David Cay Johnston


  • The Democratic Facade
  • "... a little rebellion now and then is a good thing....It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government....God forbid that we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."


  • US Taxpayer Money - Total $348.5 million financial aid for Jordan for 2004 has been released
  • The US Embassy in Amman has announced that a further $138.5 million out of the total $348.5 million financial aid for Jordan for 2004 has been released


  • National Guard Soldiers Train with Japanese Army
  • "Operation North Wind"


  • 15 Years After the Exxon Valdez Disaster, the Coast Remains Polluted and Compensation is Unpaid
  • Betrayed by an Oil Giant


  • Depression, suicide rates among soldiers in Iraq, Kuwait cited
  • A major Army study has found that suicide-prevention teams were left behind when units left their home bases to go to war in Iraq


  • ATSNN - Where is all the Missing Fertilizer?
  • Since September, 2002, at least 13,500 lbs of ammonium nitrate, a significant portion of it already prepared for explosive work by having diesel added to it, have been stolen from businesses across the country. None of these thefts have been reported solved to date


  • American Reserves Pulling Prices Down
  • Oil prices continue to fall after the US announced energy resource data


  • NASA Ready to Go Hypersonic
  • Experimental aircraft could hit Mach 7 in test of scramjet engine


  • South Africa Will Be Aristide's New Home
  • Ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide will take permanent asylum in South Africa but not until it holds general elections next month


  • Atheist Newdow Loses Suit on Prayer in Congress
  • A day after arguing his case before the U.S. Supreme Court against the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, atheist Michael Newdow on Thursday lost a separate challenge to Congress's use of chaplains to offer prayers


  • VeriChip Corporation Signs Four New Distributors for Subdermal RFID VeriChip Products
  • Company Awards Exclusive Rights to U.S. Markets
    Quotas exceed 66,000 VeriChips and 4,900 handheld scanners


  • U.N. finds Net governance tempting
  • --A task force that intends to increase the United Nations' involvement with running the Internet is convening here Thursday, its first meeting since VeriSign filed a lawsuit against the group that now oversees domain names and addresses


  • Unfortunately for the rest of us, the insatiable Slayers in the White House and Pentagon fully share Miss Summers' stern credo
  • Deep Cover


  • Al-Qaeda double agent duped MI5
  • One of al-Qaeda's most dangerous figures has been revealed as a double agent who fooled MI5, raising intense criticism from European governments who had repeatedly called for his arrest


  • Russian Nuclear Reactor Draws Investors
  • "Moreover, the US may join these countries in the future,"


  • “Big conversation” in Ethiopia
  • There are only 2,000 doctors in a country of 65 million people


  • Lingering questions about the Oklahoma City bombing
  • Secrets of Timothy McVeigh


  • US Sent Medically Unfit Soldiers to Iraq, Pentagon Acknowledges
  • To meet the demand for troops in Iraq, the military has been deploying some National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers who aren't fit for combat


  • International Inquiry into 9-11, Phase One, San Francisco, March 26-28th 2004
  • Whereas the tragic events of 9-11 have been used by the United States government to justify a war upon the world, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights


  • At Least 25 Killed in Ivory Coast Clashes
  • At least 25 people were killed in Ivory Coast on Thursday in clashes involving security forces and both opponents and supporters of President Laurent Gbagbo, prompting opposition groups to withdraw from the government


  • Child's cooked body parts shock community
  • Sabela Zondo (4) went missing on Tuesday night. His body was later found in pieces in a wash tub under a bed in the house. Severed body parts which appeared to be partially cooked along with his blood stained clothing were also found


  • Was It All Planned? Iraq and Empire-Builders
  • Answering the 'Wolfowitz (Bush) Doctrine' on American Empire


  • The Chilling Implications Of This State Killing
  • IT DOESN'T take an awful lot of courage to murder a paraplegic in a wheelchair. But it takes only a few moments to absorb the implications of the assassination of Sheikh Yassin. Yes, he endorsed suicide bombings - including the murder of Israeli children. Yes, if you live by the sword, you die by the sword, in a wheelchair or not. But something went wrong with the narrative of the news story yesterday - and something infinitely more dangerous, another sinister precedent - was set for our brave new world


  • FBI Warns Texas Oil Industry of Possible Attack
  • The FBI warned the Texas oil industry of possible terror attacks around elections this November, but it has no specific, corroborated details of any potential threats


  • How About a National 'Do Not Tax' List?
  • Considering that the nuisances and invasions of privacy imposed by the tax pigs dwarf those imposed by telemarketers, I propose the creation of a National Do Not Tax (DNT) Registry. Just as telemarketers face stiff penalties for calling people who have placed their names on the DNC list, tax collectors would face even stiffer penalties for trying to collect money from those people who have signed up for the DNT list



  • Thursday, March 25, 2004

    Did Israel 'fabricate' the child-bomber story? 

    Israeli army was asked to explain why it had TV cameras ready at the roadblock more than two hours before the event
  • A few weeks ago, another boy from Nablus, Muhammad Kuraan, made headlines when the Israeli army presented him to the media as a child who had been dispatched to blow himself up at an Israeli roadblock-However, when the boy returned home, he reportedly told his family and relatives "Jews told me to do this or else they would kill me."


  • Breaking: Three Iraqi businessmen found shot dead in their Amman hotel Thursday
  • Debka


  • US gov't seeks more money on nuclear arms study
  • Under its 2005 budget plan, the Energy Department is asking Congress for 9 million dollars to study new nuclear weapon concepts, up 50 percent from the 6 million earmarked for this year


  • U.S. Okays Assassination! Blocks U.N. Rebuke of Israel for Assassination
  • The United States used its political muscle Tuesday to thwart an unequivocal condemnation of Israel for the targeted assassination of a wheel-chair bound Palestinian described as the spiritual leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas

  • US Blocks UN Rebuke of Israel for Assassination

  • The killing of the Hamas spiritual leader gives militant Islam another potent image. But violent death is also revered in Judaism and Christianity


  • U.S. refuses to guarantee fate of settlement blocs
  • Israel informed the U.S. that it is prepared to withdraw from the entire Gaza Strip and six settlements in the West Bank


  • U.S. Senate Passes 'Unborn Victims' Bill
  • The U.S. Senate, after an emotional debate, easily passed legislation on Thursday to make it a federal crime to harm or kill an "unborn child," an issue that spilled into the battle over abortion rights


  • Corporate profits posted a second straight double-digit annual gain in 2003
  • Corporate Profits Rose in 2003


  • MSG Being Sprayed On Crops
  • "PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS HAZARDS TO HUMAN AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS - CAUTION"


  • What's going on at Yellowstone?
  • Is this more evidence that Yellowstone is about to blow


  • Propaganda Matrix-Why Pro-gun?
  • PM


  • Can Exchanges Regulate Themselves as Rivalry Grows?
  • The above report was jointly authored by two offices within the Security and Exchange Commission that were (are?) investigating suspected problems at the American Stock Exchange (Amex). The New York Times reported


  • Bush Pokes Some Fun During Media Dinner
  • President Bush poked fun at his staff, his Democratic challenger and himself Wednesday night at a black-tie dinner where he hobnobbed with the news media

  • MIA WMDs--For Bush, It's a Joke by David Corn


  • Kerry whacks Bush on WMD comment
  • "That's supposed to be funny?", "Five-hundred eighty-five American soldiers have been killed in Iraq in the last year; 3,354 have been wounded, and there's no end in sight. … George Bush sold us on going to war with Iraq based on the threat of weapons of mass destruction. But we still haven't found them, and now he thinks that's funny?


  • 9/11 Hearings: Clarke Details Controversial Post-Sept. 11 Saudi Flight
  • In September last year, Clarke revealed that top White House officials approved the evacuation of 140 influential Saudis, including relatives of Osama Bin Laden, days after the Sept. 11 attacks at a time when all commercial and private flights were grounded


  • Panel Members, Insiders All, Question Friends, but Too Gingerly for Some Viewers
  • Standing just down the hall from his old Senate office, Bob Kerrey, the former Democratic lawmaker from Nebraska who now serves on the commission investigating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, was pondering his return to Capitol Hill. "Well," he said, "it's a chance to see some old friends."


  • Send a FAX! Periodically, the U.S. Congress must reauthorize the legislative program for agencies within the Department of Transportation. These bills -- passed only every six years -- can include important new mandates for the agencies. In 2003, the reauthorization bill was dubbed the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act , or "SAFETEA."
  • Reauthorization: SAFETEA


  • National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States Hearings "9/11 Commisssion"
  • "9/11 Commisssion"


  • Iraq Oil Well Blown Up
  • So, the guerillas are actually planting explosives inside oil wells. It is difficult to see how this wouldn't be an inside sabotage job, which indicates that guerillas have infiltrated whatever security exists at the oil fields around Kirkuk


  • The Media Politics of 9/11 by Norman Solomon
  • For 30 months, 9/11 was a huge political blessing for George W. Bush. This week, the media halo fell off


  • Fox questions why British military were in Mexico
  • Mexican President Vicente Fox said Wednesday he wants to know why members of the British military were in his country for a cave expedition, but never notified his government


  • Unocal Helicopter Down in Gulf of Mexico
  • The helicopter, under contract to Unocal Corporation, was carrying four Halliburton ESG employees, one Dril-Quip employee, two Offshore Energy Services employees, and two crew members of Era Aviation


  • Congo wants help at uranium mine
  • Authorities in DR Congo say they need help from the international community to control access to a mine which has produced uranium for nuclear bombs


  • Gulf War 'link to miscarriages'
  • Women whose partners served in the Gulf in the early 1990s may have been more likely to suffer miscarriages in the years that followed, a study suggests


  • He served in Iraq, loses job back home
  • Dana Beaudine was wounded in a mortar attack near the town of Basra in Iraq. But after he came home a decorated war veteran, he found himself facing a fight of another kind


  • The Canary in the Coalmine
  • In his new book, "Against All Enemies," Dick Clarke – the former national coordinator for security, infrastructure protection and counterterrorism - gives the straight story about what was going on in the Bush White House before and after Sept. 11, 2001. It is not a pretty picture


  • Update On Lynne Meredith Tax Trial In LA
  • As you are probably aware, I am in the middle of an IRS trial in Los Angeles, California. Joe A. Izen (who won the Troesher case, the Dahstrom case, as well as the recent Dixon case proving hundreds of millions of dollars of fraud by the IRS) is representing me. He was very expensive to retain but has proved to be well worth it


  • Four 9/11 Moms Watch Rumsfeld And Grumble
  • "He needs to answer to his actions on Sept. 11," said Ms. Kleinberg. "When was he aware that we were under attack? What did he do about it?"


  • Bush's ex-terror adviser apologizes to 9/11 kin, says administration didn’t pay attention to his warnings on al-Qaida
  • ‘Your government failed you’


  • EIR Blows Israeli Spies' Cover In September 11 Case
  • Executive Intelligence Review


  • Terror experts 'almost quit' in frustration with Bush
  • The Bush administration's failure to prevent the 11 September attacks came under even fiercer scrutiny yesterday, when it emerged that two veteran CIA counter-terrorism experts were so frustrated in summer 2001 that they considered resigning and making public their fears about an imminent terrorist strike against US targets


  • 9/11 Special Reports: Please Read
  • (the world needs to know: 9/11 is a scam)


  • New York Firefighters Discuss Bombs in WTC Towers
  • New York Firefighters Discuss Bombs in WTC Towers


  • Army 'can't go to war for five years'
  • Britain's Armed Forces will not be able to mount another operation on the scale of the Iraq war for another five years, the Chief of Defence Staff said yesterday


  • EU set to agree sweeping counter-terror policies
  • Police, security and intelligence agencies across Europe will have authority to hold and exchange data on individuals - and detain them - under a draft declaration on combating terrorism to be agreed by EU leaders meeting in Brussels today


  • Padilla case will have an impact on the Patriot Act
  • The Patriot Act ”is a misguided effort to try to protect our country...by decreasing people’s personal privacy,” said Larry Schlam, NIU professor of law. However, he does not believe government over-reaction is as severe as it was in World War II, when thousands of Japanese Americans were held in camps. Since then, some reparations have been made to them.


  • Bush’s Prescription Pill Police State
  • The Bush Administration’s recent plan to make prescription drug abuse a main focus of the National Drug Control Strategy reveals just how embedded the government has become in the personal medical decisions of the American people


  • Afghan President wants to delay elections
  • Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has told foreign diplomats he wants to delay the country's elections until September


  • BUSH, CHIRAC MAKE PEACE
  • President Bush will go to France in June to meet a chief foe of the Iraq war - French President Jacques Chirac - to show solidarity on the 60th anniversary of D-Day


  • Now Big Brother Wants Seat Belts for Dogs
  • Ultratrendy, ultraliberal, ultrawacky Santa Fe is considering requiring seat belts ... for critters


  • French bombers threaten to return
  • A shadowy group that threatened to bomb the French rail network if not paid a large ransom has suspended its threats, French officials say


  • Ames Passes Anti-Patriot Act Resolution
  • City Council Opposes Parts Of Patriot Act


  • The new $20 bills may char when microwaved, but that doesn't mean tiny tracking chips are embedded in Andrew Jackson's right eye, as an urban myth circulating on the Internet maintains
  • Industry debunks myth of $20 bill


  • RFID Chip Identified? Dark Triangle Above Jackson's Right Eye
  • A reader sent us this photo which appears to show a dark triangular object above Jackson's right eye, in the exact spot where numerous people have reported their bills 'pop' after being placed in a mircowave


  • Karl Rove's Moment
  • How "Bush's Brain" hijacked Washington, D.C.
    and politics-as-usual


  • Asteroid Scare Prompts NASA to Formalize Response
  • An asteroid flew past Earth last week so close that it nearly entered an orbital halo where weather satellites roam. Scientists spotted it March 15 and watched it zoom by just three days later. It posed no threat, but there are hundreds of thousands more where that one came from


  • US-European relations in crisis: report
  • US-European relations have hit a crisis point over Iraq, according to a report by 26 European and US personalities


  • Defense Secretary Puts Us in a Dangerous World of His Own Making
  • Lost on Planet Rummy


  • Haiti’s US-installed prime minister hails fascist gunmen
  • A government rally in Gonaïves March 20 has provided further proof that the Bush administration, the “political opposition” to Haiti’s deposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and the fascist gunmen who overran the Caribbean-island country have been acting in concert


  • New York mayor imposes mandatory tests for school promotion
  • Last week’s abrupt firing of members of the city’s Panel for Educational Policy by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was greeted with widespread anger. The mayor dismissed two of his own appointees and the Staten Island borough president fired another member of the panel in order to win passage of the mayor’s plan for new promotion requirements for third graders in the city’s public schools


  • The Draconian “Law 1008” Will Be Revised
  • The Bolivian Government and Coca Growers, Under the Watchful Eye of the US, Continue Negotiations


  • Richard Clarke KOs the Bushies
  • The ex-terrorism official dazzles at the 9/11 commission hearings




  • Wednesday, March 24, 2004

    RNC not Welcome in NYC 

    NY party may prove Bush error
  • There’s six months left until George Bush’s big New York convention party, but already the “Hail to the Thief” buttons are being pressed. The District Attorney for the city, Robert Morgenthau, has ordered that twelve arraignment courts will be in operation instead of four – he expects 1,000 arrests a day

  • We are New Yorkers adamantly opposed to the Republican's selection of our city to celebrate rising unemployment, their gutting of social services, tax cuts for the mega-rich, unlawful detention of immigrants, and their unrelenting exploitation of the 9/11 victims while standing on their ashes
    RNC NOT WELCOME
  • The website has been getting up to 3,000 hits a day and contains links to other sites that suggest methods of protest for the Convention


  • Working through its consulates in the United States, the Mexican government is waging a war of subversion against our nation — with the silent complicity of Washington
  • Stealth Invasion


  • Pledge of Allegiance "Under God?"

    On March 24, the Court will consider whether public-school children can recite the Pledge of Allegiance, "under God" and all...
  • United States Court of Appeals-Docket for 02-1624

  • Supreme Court to take up 'under God'

  • Court to hear 'under God' case

  • "Under God"

  • Majority rules: ‘Under God’ should stay

  • 2002-Ashcroft: "The Justice Department will defend the ability of our nation's children to pledge allegiance to the American flag,"


  • Presidential hopeful Ralph Nader called for the end of US occupation in Iraq Saturday -- right in president Bush's backyard in Crawford, Texas. That's where Nader joined other demonstrators carrying anti-war signs near the Bush ranch
  • Watch Ralph Nader's speech in its entirety


  • Drivers in Wisconsin Forced by Police to Give Blood Samples
  • In Push to Stop Drunk Driving, Police Draw Blood


  • TRUTH, NOT SPIN: Families and friends of victims waiting for answers -- and accountability
  • A testimony to failure Sept. 11 panel hears how U.S. ran out of time to get bin Laden


  • Keepers of the crypt
  • Yale's Bonesmen swear they'll carry the secrets of Bush, Kerry and their other brothers to the grave


  • US says FTAA January 2005 deadline still on course
  • A top level U.S. trade official said Tuesday that some progress was made in recent informal talks to overcome an impasse in negotiations to craft a free trade agreement covering 34 countries in the Western Hemisphere


  • ISRAEL, U.S. ADVANCE IN URBAN WARFARE FACILITY
  • Israel's military has advanced in plans to establish an urban warfare facility


  • "Who's in Room 106?"
  • The day the 1st Armoured Division, with guns at the ready, came to check on our man in Baghdad


  • India News > India, Israel to share experiences on urban warfare
  • Indian military officials will share the country's long experience in combating guerrilla warfare and terrorism at an international conference organised by Israel's defence forces


  • Mexican police arrest 42 in migrant-trafficking ring bust
  • A Friday raid uncovered suspects in 12 of Mexico's 31 states, in a network that allegedly smuggled Cubans, Uruguayans, Brazilians, Asians and Central Americans into the United States, and which may have operated on the other side of the border


  • China pins hopes on oil project with Russia
  • The comments were in response to Monday's reports that Russia and Japan have agreed to build a US$7 billion oil pipeline from Eastern Siberia to Nakhodka on Russia's Pacific coast, near Japan


  • VOLUNTEERS are to have microchips implanted on the surface of their brains in the first human trials of a technology that will enable people to control machines using the power of thought alone
  • Meet the cyborgs: humans with a hint of machine


  • NYC - Teams of police officers have been doing surprise "security sweeps" on subway cars before they enter a tunnel or cross a bridge as part of a larger plan to keep straphangers safe
  • THE TRACKS OF OUR FEARS


  • At a Central Investigation Agency (CIA) listening facility in Virginia, 5,000 to 6,000 pieces of intelligence are examined as part of the agency’s counter-terrorism effort-Phone conversations in remote parts of the world are monitored by satellite. In other words, America is spying on the rest of the world round the clock
  • America spying on the world round the clock


  • The US Navy said on Monday it would deploy a guided missile destroyer in the Sea of Japan in September as part of a US effort to deploy an anti-missile shield to protect against attacks from countries like North Korea by the end of 2004
  • US to deploy missile destroyer in Sea of Japan by end of 2004


  • White House in row over September 11 evidence
  • Ms Rice has become a lightning rod for criticism of the administration after the publication of a White House memoir by the president's former top counter-terrorism adviser, Richard Clarke


  • Les Brownlee said the service is already reacting to the rigors of Iraq by adding 30,000 new troops _ 10 new combat brigades _ to the Army and using as many new Iraqi soldiers as possible for jobs previously handled by U.S. troops
  • U.S. Army Adds 30,000 Soldiers in Iraq


  • NORAD issue addressed!!!
  • One of the commissioners, the woman on the commission, asked Rumsfeld about air defense plans and what they were. He confessed that planes are supposed to be sent up to intercept hijacked planes. The inference here is that THEY WERE SENT UP ON 9/11, and that a SHOOTDOWN ORDER WAS ISSUED, BUT THAT THE PILOTS DID NOT RECEIVE SAID ORDER


  • The war in Iraq is a year old, and the military-industrial complex is making out like a bandit
  • A firm in position to profit


  • 911: Norad Issue Addressed In Rumsfeld Testimony
  • One of the commissioners, the woman on the commission, asked Rumsfeld about air defense plans and what they were


  • Lockmart Raytheon JV Gets Billion Dollar Non Line-of-Sight Contractmony
  • NetFires LLC, a limited liability company established by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Company, has received a $1.1 billion contract for System Design and Development (SDD) for the Non Line-of-Sight -- Launch System (NLOS-LS), previously known as NetFires


  • U.S. OK’d plan to topple Taliban a day before 9/11
  • Panel report faults intelligence, lack of will


  • Rumsfeld: Al-Qaida 'War' Wouldn't Have Stopped 9/11
  • Investigators Slam 2 Administrations For Failing To Take Military Action


  • U.S. Issues Worldwide Advisory on Threats
  • The State Department issued a worldwide advisory Tuesday warning Americans overseas of increasing threats from terrorist organizations such as Hamas and al-Qaida


  • Socialists Fail at Censoring Alex Jones
  • UT journalism professor Robert Jensen and other socialist activists tried to silence the anti-New World Order crowd of Alex Jones and Infowars.com at the March on Crawford event. So much for mob rule


  • Cameras to guard new city parks
  • Beginning with the skate and splash park, all new city parks in Rogers will have an all-day, all-night patron — Big Brother


  • Jan. 15, 2003: Israel to kill in U.S., allied nations
  • Israel is embarking upon a more aggressive approach to the war on terror that will include staging targeted killings in the United States and other friendly countries, former Israeli intelligence officials told United Press International


  • Government will track ID card use
  • The pattern of everyday use we make of our identity cards, known as the audit trail, will be logged and kept on a central computer to allow abuses to be investigated once the scheme is introduced


  • Sharon Edges Closer to World War
  • Assassinating Sheikh Yassin


  • Israelis Promulgate Extrajudicial Murder and the U.S. Looks On
  • What is even more baffling is the U.S. response, especially since its close ally, Ariel Sharon, personally commanded this extrajudicial killing


  • High level Bush Administration officials appear before 9/11 Commission, why is Condoleezza Rice refusing? What is she hiding?
  • Why A No-Show?


  • Israelis call for Sharon to resign
  • Israeli left-wing activists demonstrated Monday in Tel Aviv in front of the ministry of defense, calling for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who oversaw the assassination of Yassin, to resign


  • Haitian Rebels Outnumbered, Outgun Police
  • Belly down with assault rifles at the ready, rebels hunker down in the hotel lobby, weapons trained on a parking lot where a shot rang out overnight


  • China pledges $12m military loan to Pakistan
  • China’s visiting defence minister has pledged a 100 million yuan ($12 million) interest-free loan for Pakistan’s armed forces, a report said on Tuesday


  • Official: Yassin Offered Israel a Truce
  • Hamas founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin, assassinated in an Israeli air strike, offered Israel a 30-year truce in 1997, the mediator who arranged Yassin's release from prison said Tuesday


  • Sistani says Iraq constitution a 'dead end'
  • Iraq's top Shiite leader threatens not to cooperate if UN endorses interim constitution


  • US 9/11 hearings political dynamite
  • The heavy hitters have been testifying in Washington, justifying the decisions they made while they were in office, explaining how it was that al-Qaeda's plotters slipped beneath America's security screen to launch the 9/11 attacks


  • US: If Clarke Is Right, Bush Must Go
  • The Bushies disparage him for allegedly harboring a work-related grudge and having an ulterior motive


  • 9/11 Revisionism
  • It's the only way we'll get at the truth


  • EU to slap record fine on Microsoft
  • The European Commission (EC), the executive arm of the European Union (EU), is set to slap a record fine of nearly 500 million euros (about 600 million US dollars) against the US software giant Microsoft, said an online newsletter


  • Nuke Countdown Starts
  • Are you prepared for a mushroom cloud over a major American city


  • UNICEF Nigerian Polio Vaccine Contaminated with Sterilizing Agents Scientist Finds
  • Scientist says things discovered in vaccines are "harmful, toxic"


  • 10 QUESTIONS JACK STRAW NEEDS TO ANSWER
  • FOREIGN Secretary Jack Straw was accused of hypocrisy yesterday over his condemnation of the killing of Sheik Yassin


  • United Nations report: Israeli forces have inflicted a “reign of terror”
  • A recent report by John Dugard, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights’ Special Rapporteur, stated that Israeli forces had “inflicted a reign of terror upon innocent Palestinians


  • U.N. Projects Historic City Populations by 2007
  • For the first time in history, most of the world's population will live in cities by 2007


  • Bush and Rice Stonewall 9/11 Commission
  • Three thousand died, yet President Bush and National Security Advisor Rice have little or no time for the commission investigating the national tragedy


  • How Many More Have to Come Forward?
  • Independent Media TV - Many high ranking officials have come out and said that the Bush Administration has lied and exaggerrated selective intelligence to garner support for an Iraqi invasion


  • Once again, Palast called it
  • I know, it's getting redundant. But once again Greg Palast is about two-and-half years ahead of the rest of the news media. Today, Newsweek reports a scoop he broke for the BBC back in 2001. Read our interivew with Palast about the Bush "intel shutdown" here





  • Tuesday, March 23, 2004

    NEWS 

    US officials face 9/11 inquiry
  • The independent US commission looking into the 11 September 2001 attacks on America has begun hearing evidence on the risk that al-Qaeda posed


  • Russian flagship ordered to port
  • The flagship of Russia's northern fleet has been ordered back to port as it is too dangerous to be at sea, says Russia's naval commander-in-chief


  • The Clear Channel Controversy, One Year On (Why Howard Stern’s Woes Are Your Woes, Too)
  • While March 19th marked the year anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, it also marked another anniversary – the day the mainstream press addressed the blurring boundaries between Clear Channel Communications and the Bush administration


  • Q: Is phonics-rich instruction, as pushed by the White House, needed in U.S. classrooms?
  • YES: The fad of whole-language teaching has led to widespread illiteracy among U.S. students

  • RELATED: the deliberate dumbing down of america
  • the deliberate dumbing down of america is a chronological history of the past 100+ years of education reform


  • From the day it took office, U.S. News & World Report wrote a few months ago, the Bush administration "dropped a shroud of secrecy" over the federal government. After 9/11, the administration's secretiveness knew no limits — Americans, Ari Fleischer ominously warned, "need to watch what they say, watch what they do."
  • Lifting the Shroud


  • Peres: assassination harmed Israel's image
  • Opposition leader Shimon Peres criticized Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Monday for ordering the assassination of Hamas spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin, warning that the move would harm Israel's image abroad


  • Aides Fault F.B.I. Scrutiny of Kerry in 1970's
  • KETCHUM, Idaho, March 22 — A yearlong F.B.I. surveillance of John Kerry's antiwar activities in the early 1970's was "a badge of honor" and an encroachment on civil liberties that has echoes in the presidential race, a Kerry spokesman said on Monday.


  • 14 `enduring bases' set in Iraq
  • From the ashes of abandoned Iraqi army bases, U.S. military engineers are overseeing the building of an enhanced system of American bases designed to last for years


  • 9/11: Internal Government Documents Show How the Bush Administration Reduced Counterterrorism
  • Backgrounder: TRUTH & CONSEQUENCES, The Bush Administration and September 11


  • U.S. expanding military sites in Mideast, Asia
  • Network counters `arc of instability'


  • 9/11 Watchdog Group Demands End to Stonewalling and Cover-up
  • 9/11 Watchdog Group Demands End to Stonewalling and Cover-up


  • Hamas: `War is opened'
  • Assassination spurs threats against Israel, U.S.


  • O'Neill Got Secret Docs By Mistake
  • Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill received 140 sensitive documents that should have been marked classified, the Treasury Department's inspector general said Monday


  • White House Tries to Discredit Counterterrorism Coordinator
  • The Bush administration defended its handling of terrorism issues Monday and attacked a former White House counterterrorism expert who says President Bush ignored the threat posed by al-Qaida before Sept. 11, 2001, and was obsessed with Iraq after the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center


  • Soviet Style Cover-Up
  • Residents of Prorvinskiy village in Krasnodar Territory have been waiting for help since February, when a gas well burst near the village


  • BTC 'Clearly American' Project
  • According to the Special Envoy of the Russian President, Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Victor Kalyuzni, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline is "clearly an American, antieuropean: project, as oil being transported by this route will go to only the USA passing by Europe"


  • U.S. to Test Program for Screening Rail Passengers
  • "We are adding several new layers of security that we believe will help reduce vulnerabilities to our systems and make commuters and transit riders more secure aboard our nation's trains and subways,"


  • Groups call for the resignation of Sept. 11 commission director
  • Public interest groups are demanding the immediate resignation of the director of the federal commission investigating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, just as the commission prepares to hold high-profile hearings this week with senior officials from the Bush and Clinton administrations


  • HOWARD STERN VS. FCC
  • HOWARD STERN VS. FCC


  • Oprah Talks About Oral & Anal Sex
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show Transcript


  • Shouldn't the FCC Fine OPRAH if they Fine Stern? Read the transcript - The Oprah Show - Thursday, March 18, 2004

    OPRAH: ok so so what is a salad toss?

    Michelle: ok a tossed salad is, get ready hold on to your underwear for this one, oral anal sex, So oral sex with the anus is what that would be...

    STOP THE FCC-SIGN THE PETITION
  • SIGN

  • Support Howard Stern


  • CONTACT THE FCC TELL THEM TO FINE OPRAH AS WELL
  • FCC


  • OFFENDED and DISGUSTED BY OPRAH? LET HER KNOW!
  • Contact Oprah


  • Clear Channel Execs Donate More to Bush
  • Clear Channel, rejecting Howard Stern's claims that he was canned for slamming President Bush, says its radio network does not have a political agenda-But new political contribution data tell a different story about Clear Channel executives. They have given $42,200 to Bush, vs. $1,750 to likely Democratic nominee John Kerry in the 2004 race

  • In the seven weeks since Super Bowl Sunday, the radio jock Howard Stern, under fire for the same old salacious shtick he's mined for more than two decades, has taken on the free-speech martyrdom mantle of Lenny Bruce


  • Deception Dollar Featured in Reuters Protest Photo
  • A Brazilian anti-war protester holds fake U.S. currency, modeled after the dollar bill but showing an image of U.S. President George W. Bush and referring to the September 11 attacks


  • Billions wiped off shares after Israeli strike heightens fears of terrorist attacks
  • Stock markets tumbled across the Western world yesterday as Israel's assassination of the spiritual leader of the militant group Hamas triggered fresh security fears just days after the Spanish bomb attacks


  • Convoy of illegals tries to run down agents
  • Border officers stop 6 of 12 pickups, 165 aliens found in truck beds


  • Chemtrail Defines Cloud Bank Over Portland
  • Sunday morning, March 21, I looked out at the sky towards the southeast and noticed this chemtrail which was terminating a natural cloud formation


  • It is a Bonesman who will win the next US elections
  • Welcome to a fraternity that has its hands on the levers of US power


  • America's Most Coveted Jobs Multiply Elsewhere as 'Offshoring' Proliferates
  • In the next 10 to 20 years, the hottest job prospects for the world's best and brightest could have titles like chief ethics officer, biosystems security analyst, nanotechnology specialist, robotics maintenance engineer or genetics programmer


  • The U.N. Oil for Food scandal
  • Today, we focus on the one positive result of the scandal: It has begun to cause some in the Arab world to take a more introspective look at the behavior of Arabs who took money from Saddam — and specifically, to examine whether the money caused them to remain silent while the dictator killed and brutalized millions of their fellow Arabs


  • Administration officals are not facing reality
  • President Bush says the United States and the world are safer against terrorist attacks since his invasion of Iraq


  • Rage in the Arab world
  • Hamas leader's killing sparks anti-Israel demonstrations and vows of revenge across the Middle East


  • Planetary show begins as darkness falls
  • Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter will line up in the sky every night for about two weeks from tonight, in a view of the five planets that may be the best until 2036, according to NASA


  • 3 Federal Judges Are Sued Over Ethics
  • A law firm filed ethics violation charges Monday against three federal judges who sit on the governing board of an organization that favors business-based solutions to environmental issues


  • COUNTERTERRORISM FUNDS: FBI budget cut after Sept. 11 attacks
  • In the early days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the Bush White House cut by nearly two-thirds an emergency request for counterterrorism funds by the FBI, an internal administration budget document shows


  • Bush's 9/11 myths endanger U.S.
  • This is the week the myths may disintegrate


  • Palestinians Bury Yassin; Vow Revenge
  • It is time for the American public to wake up to the fact that support for these murderous Israeli Zionazis is what contributes to the US terror problem


  • Topplerummy
  • Despite threats and warnings of violence by several local politicians opposed to the rally, Rummy was Toppled on Saturday without a hitch


  • Israel to target entire Hamas leadership
  • Israel will strike at more Hamas leaders


  • Kerry rebuffs Venezuela's Chavez
  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has attacked Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a dubious democrat hostile to U.S. interests


  • Jewish Voice for Peace Condemns Israeli Killing of Hamas Leader
  • Jewish Voice for Peace, the largest Jewish peace group of its kind in the United States, earlier today criticized the Israeli government for its assassination of Hamas' spiritual leader, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin


  • Five Kerry homes valued at nearly $33M
  • From a sailing mecca to a ski resort, presumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, enjoy the trappings of their wealth in at least five homes and vacation getaways valued at nearly $33 million


  • What Will You Do When They Come for You?
  • Ask yourself this question: Who do you fear more, Al Qaeda or the state? Ask yourself, who caused the Al Qaeda problem to begin with, you or representatives of state?


  • Death of a patriot: No more
  • The subject line on yesterday’s email read: “Another mysterious accident solves a Bush problem. Athan Gibbs dead, Diebold lives.”


  • “Our party intervenes in the European election on an internationalist socialist program”
  • A summary account of the event was published March 15, and the opening report to the conference by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman and SEP (US) National Secretary David North was posted March 17


  • Australian pilots aborted US-assigned bombing raids during Iraq war
  • An extraordinary account in the Sydney Sun-Herald on March 14 revealed that during the course of the Iraq war


  • Naval Oceanographic Office/DoD Supercomputer Expands Capability
  • The new systems, some of the largest ever built by IBM, will increase computing capability to approximately 30 trillion operations per second by the end of June


  • After 9/11, U.S. policy built on world bases
  • Government officials have been searching for suitable memorials to the thousands killed in the terrorist strikes of Sept. 11, but the most telling monument


  • Higher-Tech Missiles Feared In Iraqi Hands
  • The Pentagon is investigating whether new, more deadly versions of Russian missiles may be in the hands of Iraqi insurgents, possibly enabling them to shoot down US Army helicopters and threaten other aircraft


  • US COURTS ARE SICK! Court Passes on Davidians' Judge Case
  • The high court did not comment in rejecting a pair of appeals from survivors and from families of children who died in the fire that swept the complex in April 1993


  • Schwarzenegger Stands Clear of Libel Trial
  • California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will not be testifying in a libel suit filed against him by a woman who accused him during the campaign of sexually assaulting him during the filming of a movie


  • Mexico urges immigrants to join class-action suit
  • The Mexican government has encouraged thousands of Mexican nationals, including many illegal aliens, who worked as janitors for California's largest supermarket chains to join a class-action lawsuit demanding millions of dollars in additional pay


  • Russia: Oops, Never Mind – Nuclear Ship Isn't About to Explode
  • Three hours after saying one of Russia's most powerful ships was in disrepair and could "explode" at any moment, navy chief Adm. Vladimir Kuroyedov on Tuesday retracted the comment and said the nuclear-powered Peter the Great missile cruiser was safe and in no danger





  • Monday, March 22, 2004

    Shadow Government ready to take over U.S. 

    If there is a devastating attack on the capital, a shadow government of 75 to 150 government officials stands ready to take control under plans established by President Bush
  • 2004: If there is a devastating attack on the capital, a shadow government of 75 to 150 government officials stands ready to take control under plans established by President Bush


  • Terror strikes on U.S. soil routinely go unreported
  • The latest terrorist attack occurred just days ago in Cochise County, AZ. On Wednesday, March 17, 2004, while many Americans were celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green and drinking green beer, Richard Kozak was busy dodging bullets and escaping an intentionally set fire in his 24 foot travel trailer. The culprits? Illegal Mexican aliens suspected of drug smuggling


  • Over the past few days, in the wake of the bombings in Karbala and the ideological disputes that delayed the signing of Iraq’s interim constitution, there have been reports that U.S. forces have unloaded a large cargo of parts for constructing long-range missiles and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the southern ports of Iraq
  • Did the US unload WMD's in Iraq last week


  • House Resolution 3077 Passed the House…Will the Senate Save our First Amendment, or will debate in our Universities become the Occupied Territory of a foreign government?
  • Burning Books Before They Are Written


  • World stock markets fall sharply
  • Major world stock markets have dropped sharply after Israel's killing of a leading Palestinian militant and amid concern at political tension in Taiwan


  • 'Bush ignored the al-Qa'ida threat before 11 September'
  • A veteran White House anti-terrorism official has accused President George Bush of ignoring the threat from al-Qa'ida before 11 September 2001 ­ and then at once seeking to hold Iraq responsible


  • Paul Allen, the co-founder of software titan Microsoft, is ploughing a slice of his fortune into the search for life on other planets
  • Tycoon funds hunt for alien life


  • According to the head of Iraq's Governing Council, Tehran and Baghdad have reached a new agreement on solving bilateral border problems
  • Iran/Iraq up Cooperation



  • "I looked to see where Shaikh Ahmad Yasin was," he said. "He was lying on the ground and his chair was destroyed. People there darted left and right. Then another two missiles landed."
  • Palestinians mourn Yasin


  • Carter Savages Blair and Bush: 'Their War was Based on Lies'
  • Jimmy Carter, the former US president, has strongly criticised George Bush and Tony Blair for waging an unnecessary war to oust Saddam Hussein based on "lies or misinterpretations"


  • The fact that Israeli arms dealers could be suspected of selling weapons parts to Iran at first seems not only incredible but treasonous
  • Arms to Iran: Detente or treason?


  • Conspiracy theories rampant in Taiwan
  • A convenient — or worse, faked — assassination attempt? Blatant fraud at the ballot box? Conspiracy theories abound in Taiwan's disputed presidential election


  • The doctors and hospital staff who treated Chen and Lu rejected allegations that the hospital knew an emergency would occur
  • Campaign Special ( Shooting ) - Chi Mei administration dismisses conspiracy theories


  • The Bush administration, who are about to let the Assault Rifle Ban expire, has decided to issue an order to the US military command in Iraq to start CONFISCATING assault rifles from all Iraqi citizens, so as to stop rampant crime, violence, and lawlessness on the streets of Baghdad
  • Gun Guy News


  • TSA’s ‘Trusted Traveler Program’ Heralds Big brother
  • If the new Transportation Security Administration gets its way, Americans may soon be ID’ed, stamped and tracked in a manner an old-style European police state could only have dreamed of


  • Excerpts from letters to his wife from Second Lt. Todd J. Bryant, 23, of Riverside, Calif. Lieutenant Bryant was killed on Oct. 31 by a homemade bomb while on patrol near Fallujah
  • The Things They Wrote


  • Report: Barak landed $125m for private fund
  • Former prime minister and defense minister Ehud Barak persuaded the teachers' pension fund in the American state of Pennsylvania to invest $125 million in the private investment fund, SCP Private Equity Partners


  • George W. Bush signed the Syria Accountability (and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration) Act SAA -- which empowers the president to place economic and diplomatic sanctions on Syria as punishment for its policies of "harboring terrorists,"
  • The Plot Against Syria


  • THE ULTIMATE UNSOLVED MYSTERY
  • SHERLOCK HOLMES & 911


  • al-Qaida No. 2: We Have Briefcase Nukes
  • Osama bin Laden's terror network claims to have bought ready-made nuclear weapons on the black market in central Asia, the biographer of al-Qaida's No. 2 leader was quoted as telling an Australian television station


  • PHOTOS: New York City Anti-War March 3/20/04
  • New York City Anti-War March 3/20/04


  • According to US Congressional investigators, Saddam Hussein's regime received more than $ 10.1 billion in illegal revenues related to the United Nations oil-for-food program from 1997 to 2002
  • $10 Billion


  • Traffic police officers' attention was drawn to a group of Chinese people who were hurriedly loading sacks into a transport container. A check revealed over five tonnes of deer antlers without any accompanying documents
  • World's Largest Seizure of Antlers


  • U.S. Said to Train Saddam Officers for New Army
  • The United States is secretly training several senior former Iraqi army officers to advise Iraq's nascent postwar military establishment, former Iraqi officers and a politician said on Sunday


  • Diplomat reveals US regret over Iraq invasion
  • THE United States regrets the political fall-out generated by the invasion of Iraq and some members of the administration believe the war should have been delayed to give diplomacy another chance, a senior American diplomat has revealed


  • Madrid blasts mastermind identified, says Morocco
  • The five denied any links to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network and said they were asleep at the time of the attacks




  • Sunday, March 21, 2004

    NEWS 

    If there is a devastating attack on the capital, a shadow government of 75 to 150 government officials stands ready to take control under plans established by President Bush
  • 2004: If there is a devastating attack on the capital, a shadow government of 75 to 150 government officials stands ready to take control under plans established by President Bush


  • Eisenhower drafted secret government
  • Worried that a Soviet attack could cripple the U.S. government, President Eisenhower secretly recruited six private citizens and granted them authority to run major components of the government in an emergency-Donald Rumsfeld, who was chief executive of the pharmaceutical company G.D. Searle & Co., was a key player in a secret program to install a new president in a catastrophe, the Atlantic Monthly reported this month


  • 2002 Articles: Congress not being told about a Shadow Government
  • 2002: Congress Not Advised Of Shadow Government

  • 2002: Key congressional leaders say they didn’t know President Bush had established a “shadow government,” moving dozens of senior civilian managers to secret underground locations outside Washington

  • On March 11, 2002, the Washington Post reported that a secret, parallel "shadow government" had been activated in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks


  • Why was an Executive Jet owned by Omaha billionaire Warren Buffet "tracking" Flight 93 instead of a military jet intercepting it??
  • An official for NetJets, a company that sells shares in private business aircraft, confirmed that the plane tracking Flight 93 belonged to the company. The official, who asked not to be identified by name, said the company was asked not to comment on the Sept. 11 flight but would not say who made the request


  • On the morning of Sept. 11, Tatlock herself had just arrived with a small group of business leaders at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha for a charity event hosted by Warren Buffett. She then heard the news of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center's north tower
  • Franklin unit rebuilds after 9/11 tragedy


  • U.S. warns imminent attack may target airliners, ships
  • "Credible information has indicated terrorist groups may be planning attacks against U.S. interests in the Middle East,"


  • New Bill in Congress Targets Teachers Who Dare to Question US Support for Israel
  • The Israeli lobby has launched an all-out drive to ensure congressional passage of a bill, approved by the House and now before a Senate committee that would set up a federal tribunal to investigate and monitor criticism of Israel on American college campuses


  • When patriotism means never asking why
  • "Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.'' So George Bush declared on Sept. 20, 2001. But what was he saying? Surely he didn't mean that everyone was obliged to support all of his policies, that if you opposed him on anything you were aiding terrorists


  • Brooklyn businessman, Israelis suspected (again) of missile-part sales to Iran, cache seized
  • Warehouse uncovered in Binyamina after joint effort with US authorities


  • Bush Family Values Photo Album
  • For more than a half century, members of the Bush family have been setting policy and making decisions for all Americans. Let's look at the family that has had such an impact on the lives of human beings worldwide


  • 2 U.S. soldiers, 2 Iraqi civilians killed in attack
  • Rockets fired at GIs in Fallujah, at coalition HQ in Baghdad


  • Did Bush Press For Iraq-9/11 Link
  • Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on 60 Minutes-In the aftermath of Sept. 11, President Bush ordered his then top anti-terrorism adviser to look for a link between Iraq and the attacks, despite being told there didn't seem to be one


  • LBJ, Israel & the USS Liberty Massacre
  • "The White House knew within minutes of the USS Liberty attack, that the perpetrator was really Israel. On two separate occasions, the White House recalled aircraft rescue missions for the Liberty. On the last attempt, LBJ told Rear-Admiral Lawrence Geis of the Sixth Fleet, “I WILL NOT EMBARRASS OUR ALLY.” The Liberty was then left “dead in the water,” without any assistance for over 16 hours."


  • Mother's grief turns to anger over war
  • Jean Prewitt can't shake the image of her only son's final hours. She pictures him trying to crawl to safety through a gun fight after his convoy was ambushed in Iraq, a huge hole in his right thigh


  • More than 25 hurt during anti-fence protest near Dir Kadis
  • More than 25 people were wounded, one of them an Israeli protester hit in the eye, when IDF troops fired rubber bullets at Israelis and Palestinians demonstrating on Sunday against the West Bank


  • US-led occupation force targets Haiti’s slums
  • French troops were setting up roadblocks in the Cité du Soleil to search for weapons. The Cité, the original base of Aristide’s popular support, is a massive slum aside Port-au-Prince harbor. Many of its 400,000 residents live in one-room shacks lacking both electricity and running water


  • USS Liberty - Israeli Pilot Speaks Up
  • "We had been surveilled all morning and part of the afternoon by Israeli forces. They knew who we were. We heard them reporting over radio who we were and how we were sailing and where we were sailing. They saw the flag and everything else. We were in international waters."


  • Worldwide protests mark first anniversary of US-led invasion of Iraq
  • Hundreds of thousands of anti-war protesters around the world took to the streets Saturday to denounce the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq on the first anniversary of the war


  • Oil Up Again, Hits New 13-Year High
  • Oil prices rose on Friday to extend a searing rally that pushed crude earlier in the week to its highest closing price in 13 years on concern over U.S. summer gasoline supplies


  • Outside India, however, Mr. Premji is not exactly Mr. Popularity these days. A British newspaper recently went so far as to describe him as "the man who wants to take away your jobs." That has to do with the nature of Mr. Premji's business: his company, Wipro, is one of the biggest outsourcing concerns in the world
  • An Outsourcing Giant Fights Back


  • Town in Montana Wilderness Is Divided Over Drilling Plan
  • It is one of the few signs of industry in the vast, wind-whipped region of Montana known as the Rocky Mountain Front, high plains that extend for 150 miles from the Canadian border to just north of Helena, the capital, an area so wild and rich in wildlife that it draws frequent comparisons to the Serengeti and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge


  • A security expert argues that America is spending its money ineffectively in the fight against terrorism
  • Bruce Schneier says high-profile measures like fingerprinting foreigners are often ineffective in stopping terrorists


  • Taken for a Ride by Paul Krugman
  • Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." So George Bush declared on Sept. 20, 2001. But what was he saying? Surely he didn't mean that everyone was obliged to support all of his policies, that if you opposed him on anything you were aiding terrorists


  • Spinning the Past, Threatening the Future by Norman Solomon
  • Political aphorisms don't get any more cogent: "Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past."


  • US Wood Importers Pillage Virgin Indonesian Rainforests - RAN Calls For Moratorium To Help End Massacre - Yale Research Confirms Environmental Impact of Crime and Corruption
  • Rainforest Action Network sent letters to 163 U.S. tropical wood importers and members of the International Wood Products Association calling for an immediate corporate embargo on forest-based products from Indonesia’s ravaged rainforests


  • CNN ends up with “much egg on its face"
  • Washington: After according saturation-type coverage to the al-Zawahiri story most of the day Thursday, CNN, realising it had raised worldwide expectations of the imminent capture or death of Osama bin Laden’s deputy, suddenly dropped the story Friday


  • More Bushit. President Bush has made nuclear nonproliferation a major goal, the administration is seeking $27.6 million to continue a study next year of a possible new nuclear weapon and projecting that it could cost $485 million over the next five years if it goes into development
  • Funding Contrary To Nonproliferation Stance


  • Protest Coverage Around the World
  • Millions have rallied all around the globe, both on March 19, the actual anniversary of the invasion, as well as March 20--the anniversary of worldwide protests against the war


  • Israel - Official number of job seekers down 2.5% -- thanks to changed yardstick
  • Actual unemployed figure rose, but more of the jobless have given up on help from the state


  • W32.Witty.Worm
  • W32.Witty.Worm utilizes a Vulnerability in ICQ Parsing by ISS Products. The worm sends itself out to multiple IP addresses on source port 4000/UDP and a random destination port. The worm is a memory-only based threat and does not create files on the system

  • Witty attacks your firewall and destroys your data
  • The worm, dubbed 'witty,' is memory-resident only and propagates via UDP port 4000, and possibly others. While occupied with reproducing itself, it overwrites data on the local hard disk(s), and can render a machine un-bootable if it corrupts the master boot record or partition table, or file allocation tables






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