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Saturday, June 19, 2004

BnUaSzHi plans to screen whole U.S. population for mental illness 

The Texas Project started in 1995 as an alliance of individuals from the pharmaceutical industry, the University of Texas, and the mental health and corrections systems of Texas. The project was funded by a Robert Wood Johnson grant—and by several drug companies.

A sweeping mental health -NAZI- initiative will be unveiled by President George W Bush in July. The plan promises to integrate mentally ill patients fully into the community by providing "services in the community, rather than institutions," according to a March 2004 progress report entitled New Freedom Initiative. While some praise the plan's goals, others say it protects the profits of drug companies at the expense of the public
Drug companies have contributed three times more to the campaign of George Bush, seen here campaigning in Florida, than to that of his rival John Kerry.

The President's New Freedom (NAZI) Initiative for People with Disabilities
New Freedom Initiative

Something rotten in the state of Israel
To be willing to overlook or tolerate corruption, for whatever reason, is to sacrifice the high standards of morality on which Israel was founded and on which it prides itself. If Israelis have lost sight of this, there is something rotten in the state of Israel.

Israels-Uri Elitzur: "The uprooting of a settlement is illegal and thus justifies the refusal of orders, violence excluding the use of firearms, and any method by which an individual may defend his home from which he is being evicted for political reasons."
Former PM's bureau chief Uri Elitzur: "It is not illogical in my eyes that things might reach a situation in which blood is spilled," Elitzur said. "Every population in the world would act similarly in a situation like this... People who harm those who come to evacuate them, I will grant them my complete understanding,". "Uri Elitzur has lost his sanity and he needs to be arrested before he causes a civil war," MK Ilan Leibovitch (Shinui) told Israel Radio.

Fact-checking Moore's political broadside
LOS ANGELES Michael Moore is not coy about his hopes for "Fahrenheit 9/11," his blistering documentary attack on President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq. He wants it to be remembered as the first big-audience, election-year film that helped unseat a president.

Nader criticizes US bias to Israel
The Independent Candidate for the presidential American elections Ralph Nader on Friday vehemently criticized the American policies towards the Middle East and Washington's full bias to Israel.

The new account, based on 19 months of staff work, asserts flatly that there is "no evidence" that the Saudi government or senior Saudi officials financed the group, which is led by Osama bin Laden
No Saudi Payment to Qaeda Is Found

"No Evidence" of Saudi financial involvement with Al Qaeda. Sen. Bob Graham in an interview has said there is evidence of a sovereign foreign government involved with 9/11. What Government? What Country?

SEN. BOB GRAHAM: I think there is very compelling evidence that at least some of the terrorists were assisted not just in financing -- although that was part of it -- by a sovereign foreign government and that we have been derelict in our duty to track that down, make the further case, or find the evidence that would indicate that that is not true and we can look for other reasons why the terrorists were able to function so effectively in the United States.
GWEN IFILL: Senator Graham, are there elements in this report, which are classified that Americans should know about but can't?

Mossad Exposed In Phony 'Palestinian Al Qaeda' Caper
The United States government has been provided with concrete evidence that the Israeli Mossad and other Israeli intelligence services have been involved in a 13-month effort to "recruit" an Israeli-run, phony "al Qaeda cell" among Palestinians, so that Israel could achieve a frontline position in the U.S. war against terrorism and get a green light for a worldwide "revenge without borders" policy. The question: Does the United States have the moral fiber to investigate?

Hanjour an Unlikely Terrorist
Of the four men believed to have been the pilots in the hijacking conspiracy that claimed nearly 5,000 lives, Hani Hanjour stands out as the most unlikely - certainly, the most enigmatic - terrorist. As a teenager in Saudi Arabia, he thought of dropping out of high school to become a flight attendant. Short and slight, he was so shy that, as a houseguest of family friends in Florida, he would not confess that he had forgotten a toothbrush. Even as he pursued the flight training he would need for his final act, instructors found him withdrawn, slow to pick up a feel for the cockpit.

Israel creating 'remote control' border Star Wars-like system will identify, kill terrorists
As WND reported Thursday, the Jewish State is constructing an 80-foot-deep moat, possibly to be filled with water, between Egypt and Gaza as a way to block Palestinian terrorists from constructing arms smuggling tunnels. The moat would be deep enough to block terrorists from digging tunnels underneath it...

Mohammed Atta's industrial-strength passport
Search "Mohammed Atta" on the site, supposing you are not already familiar with the site, and you will find many interesting things; including this, about 1/3 of the way down the search results under the section "A week after Sept 11": "Mohammed Atta's passport is conveniently found (in perfect shape) near the wreckage of the WTC, despite the four black boxes (designed to survive such impacts) from the planes being allegedly destroyed."

On 9/11, a Telling Seven-Minute Silence
You're the president of the United States. What do you do?

REPOST - Barbara Bush: "Why should we hear about body bags? Why should I waste my beautiful mind"; abcnews.go.com scrubbed
This part of the interview is not mentioned in the sanitized Good Morning America web page overview of the March 18, 2003 segment with the senior Bush's

US Army covers up an ‘embarrassment’
Many US women soldiers in Iraq are leaving the frontline and returning home, but the Pentagon does not want to reveal their numbers as the “embarassing” statistic includes unwed mothers, media reported on Wednesday.

John Kerry and Israel -- The Record
John Kerry and Israel -- The Record

Bush told he is playing into Bin Laden's hands
Al-Qaida may 'reward' American president with strike aimed at keeping him in office, senior intelligence man says

The Document Sean Hannity Doesn't Want You To Read
Speaking at the Take Back America conference on June 3, American Progress CEO John Podesta said, "I think when you get so distant from the facts as -- as guys like Limbaugh and Sean Hannity do, yeah, I think that tends to -- it kind of -- it tends to corrupt the dialogue."

COVER UP CONTINUES - Report: WTC Towers May Have Been Weaker
The World Trade Center's designers may have severely underestimated the forces that wind exerted on the twin towers, leading them to design skyscrapers less able to handle the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal report says.

RESIST: Young people fear return of military draft
While the idea of an all-volunteer military may be popular with the Pentagon, it hasn't proven strong enough to draw enough recruits for the war in Iraq. So, the reserves have had to make up the difference, by increasingly shouldering the active-duty burden.

Large-scale Photographs Catch People Exposing Themselves
Borders, 461 Park Avenue @ 57th Street, NYC, presents an exhibition of large-scale photographic images of people behaving in "unstaged" situations. The exhibit continues through August 10, 2004. A reception for the artist is Friday, June 25th from 6 pm to 8 pm.

National Geographic 1915 photo of Satanic ritual U.S. Presidents partake of
For quotes from the New York Times and Washington Post corroborating this, and how Eisenhower, RFK, Ford, Nixon, Bush Sr., and Reagan have participated, see the Mar. 13, 2004 UnderReported.com story Every summer, 2000 of world's most powerful men gather to burn effigy skeleton in coffin.
National Geographic 1915 photo of Satanic ritual

During 2003 North America blackout, pollution dropped 50-90%, visibility increased 25 miles
Pollution dropped 50-90%
University of Maryland scientists say they have found a bright side to the great blackout of August 2003 that darkened the homes and workplaces of 50 million people in parts of the Midwest, Northeast and Canada

NOGALES, Sonora - Women crossing illegally into Arizona have reported more sexual assaults and abuse incidents this year than in all of 2003, a compilation of reports and interviews shows
Sexual assaults rising at border

Anatomy of two arms dealers
In a globalized world, free trade rules. And to facilitate that trade one must have dealers, or what polite society calls brokers. They might broker energy futures for Enron, stock trades for Martha Stewart, drugs for rock musicians - or they might broker weapons. Pierre Joseph Falcone & Leonid Efimovich Minin

Federal Reserve: Prepared for Bush-Cheney Terror?
Will the Bush-Cheney Regime stage a pre-election terrorist incident that could cascade into a global economic debacle?

The Money Trail: The inside story on Diebold and the NFB
Ohio senator Teresa Fedor made a brilliant move in the state senate, forcing the counties to reaffirm the contracts they'd signed if they really wanted touch screens. The National Federation of the Blind stepped in and filed lawsuits in all 31 counties, threatening to sue for civil rights violations unless they bought touch screens.

FINALLY! Report: Ken Lay to be indicted
U.S. prosecutors are expected to ask a federal grand jury to indict former Enron Corp. chairman Ken Lay within two weeks on charges related to the company's 2001 collapse, a newspaper reported Saturday.




Friday, June 18, 2004

Survey: 1 in 4 Credit Reports Has Errors 

Survey: 1 in 4 Credit Reports Has Errors
One in four credit reports has errors that are serious enough to disqualify consumers from buying a home, opening a bank account or getting a job — and an overwhelming majority contain mistakes of some kind, according to a survey released Thursday by a consumer group.

Bush has gushing praise for former President Bill Clinton as Clinton returned to the White House for the first time
BUSH NOW A BUBBA BOOSTER

Brooklyn-Develop Dont Destroy-Next public event: Saturday, June 19, 2pm. CELEBRATE OUR COMMUNITIES BLOCK PARTY AND RALLY AGAINST THE RATNER ARENA PROPOSAL. Pacific Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. Featured speakers, political leaders, coalitions from around the city. Local cuisine and retail vendors.
Monday, June 21, 10am. The NY State Assembly Public Hearing: The West Side Development Proposal. Technology (FIT), on 7th Avenue and 27th Street. Joint * Assembly Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Chair: Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky

9/11 Tapes Reveal Ground Personnel Muffled Attacks
Despite having boarded her train at 5 a.m. that morning in Washington, D.C., Rosemary Dillard’s linen jacket was still creaseless, her carriage professional and crisp, as she walked down the train platform at Princeton Junction on the morning of June 4.

This week, Congress is considering an amendment to the 1965 Higher Education Act—legislation that would, among other things, increase the average student's loan payments by $5,500 over 10 years. And, ironically, the amendment is being called the College Access and Opportunity Act. Tell Bush that increasing interest payments is no way to help make college accessible to more students. Take action with the Campaign For America's Future and send your student loan bill to the Bush administration!
Send Bush Your Student Loan Bill

Martial law threatened for Iraq
Iraq's incoming government is considering imposing martial law to help stabilise the country after another two car bomb attacks on Thursday killed at least 41 Iraqis.

Mrs Saddam says Saddam is not Saddam
There is little doubt that the International Red Cross really screwed the White House last week, when demanding that America release "prisoner-of-war Saddam" when "sovereignty is returned to Iraq at the end of June". The possibly catastrophic results of handing an imposer back to the Iraqi people, all of whom can tell the difference between President Saddam Hussein and one of his body doubles at close range, had American Administration officials wringing their hands in panic, while seeking a less-than-lethal compromise.

CBS: Saddam Or Imposter?
Twice since the shooting started the world has been shown videotape from Baghdad of a man who looks, acts, and talks like Saddam Hussein. But, as CBS News Correspondent Jim Stewart reports there's an ongoing debate within the Bush administration over whether this is actually the man himself or just a darn good imposter.

Older looking Saddam imposter and REAL Saddam
Notice that the real Saddam has a real penetrating glint in his eyes while the Imposter has a vacant "sad sack" appearance in his eyes.

Saddam's Imposter

We received the following e-mail today, January 31, 2004, from some servicemen stating their belief that the Saddam that is being paraded around is NOT the real Saddam...you decide for yourself
Quote,"Love your show, here are some photos we sneaked out. Because of his mannerism and accent we started doubting he was really Saddam. He even joked with us; he didn’t even speak with the Iraqi accent we had come to hear. Something just doesn’t seem right. To be such a big catch, we haven’t heard or seen of American operatives that took him away. Look for Osama in about 3 months."

New Information Shows Bush Indecisive, Paranoid, Delusional
The carefully-crafted image of George W. Bush as a bold, decisive leader is cracking under the weight of new revelations that the erratic President is indecisive, moody, paranoid and delusional.

Fake Terror on Congess followed by 'Patriot' Act II Vote
Last Thursday air traffic controllers guided a plane near the Reagan Memorial Event, but they did not tell the security on the ground, who thought it was a terrorist attack. Cops were screaming, "run, run run!" and had some members of Congress, the Supreme Court and even Rupert Murdoch running for their lives. 'Someone' intentionally created this terror scare for Congress- how do we know? Because the FAA spokesman was caught in an outright lie. Hundreds of people were terrorized for no reason.... well there may be a reason, but the FAA knew the plane was not a threat.

Third Party Elections – BLOGS to the rescue
We have a choice now between the lesser of two evils. It is time to force statuesque elites to choose from the lesser of the many independents. Not the other way around, with us having to choose from the less of the two evils.

Why does M.Atta have an Israeli accent?
The voice of M. Atta on the Flt 11 transcript that was played today for the 911 commission has no trace of arab accent. It is distinctly israeli.

Strange Comet Unlike Anything Known
A detailed analysis of the comet Wild 2 (pronounced "Vilt 2") has left astronomers astounded at an object that has no known peers in the solar system.

Preventive Warriors: Noam Chomsky & Others Examine the Bush's Administration's Doctrine of Preventive Strikes
In September of 2002, as the Bush administration marked the one-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks with a push toward an invasion of Iraq, the White House made public a bold new foreign policy paper entitled: “The National Security Strategy of the United States.”

Nat. Military Command Center ops director asked newly-qualified substitute on Sept. 10 to stand his watch at 8:30 am on Sept. 11
NMCC ops director asked substitute on 9-10 to stand his watch on 9-11

On 9/11, defenders just improvised
The Sept. 11 panel finds that the national security system was utterly unprepared for the challenge posed by Al Qaeda.

Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2004 Congressional Candidates
2004 Top Ten Career Recipients of Pro-Israel PAC Funds

La Voz de Aztlan: Spreading Disinformation and Hatred
They have been the main site promoting the bogus "Iraqi Rape" photos that have been circulating around the web. These photos are actually from a bad porno produced before the invasion of Iraq, called "Baghdad Babes," which is available on the Web.

Government Meters On Private Water Wells Coming
Paying Tax On Water You Already Own

Israel plans Gaza-Egypt trench
Israel has detailed a bid for a 25-metre-deep trench between Egypt and Gaza that would block Palestinian arms smuggling after Israel withdraws from the coastal strip next year. The trench would cost millions, and military officials said it remains unclear whether more Palestinian homes would have to be demolished to make room for it.

'House-sized' meteorite hits
A METEORITE reportedly the size of a house fell on the NSW south coast overnight, exploding in a bright flash, police have said.

Senate Votes to Add 20,000 Troops to Army
Defying the Bush administration, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to add 20,000 troops to an Army stretched thin by the war in Iraq (news - web sites) and other commitments around the world.

Conspiracy and the State of the Union
To Love the Old Republic Is Patriotism; To Love the Empire Is Nationalism

The Hispanic and Asian populations in the United States each are growing nearly four times faster than the American population as a whole, the Census Bureau reported yesterday
The bureau said the number of Hispanics in the country has increased 13 percent and Asians have increased 12.5 percent since the 2000 census. The total population growth rate in that period was 3.3 percent.

Reich Resigns as Bush Administration Latin America Adviser
Democrats such as Christopher Dodd, a Connecticut senator, faulted Reich for his involvement in covert efforts to support the contra rebels in Nicaragua in the 1980s
June 8, 2001: The Return of Otto Reich: Will Government Propagandist Join Bush Administration?
In totalitarian countries, government propaganda officers wield great power. They're authorized to use the media to stir up state-sanctioned passions and fears through the selective dissemination of information -- sometimes factual, sometimes phony.

Tom Tancredo's (R-CO), Chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus-Breaking Point - The Terrorist Next Door
Linda Vester of FOX NEWS did an hour long documentary on the security of our borders. I had the honor of being involved in the taping. Click on the segment links below to watch this insightful newcast.

Although 85% of Americans believe that "large number of immigrants entering the U.S." is an important threat to the vital interest of the United States in the next 10 years, the Mexico Legislature has lobbied Members of Congress on immigration issues.
Mexico Legislature Lobbies Congress to Make Illegal Migration Less Dangerous-Immigrants drive wages in U.S. lower, study says-U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Strikes Again, Raids 17 Businesses That Send Cash Abroad

Neo-Confederate meeting 'cover for white supremacists'
Southern revivalists are expected to arrive today for a three-day national conference in Southaven that's raised the attention of both the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League because of affiliations with white nationalist and pro-secession organizations.

Nat. Military Command Center ops director asked newly-qualified substitute on Sept. 10 to stand his watch at 8:30 am on Sept. 11
UQ Wire: Rookie In Command Of Ops Center On 9/11

Is the 9/11 Commission Blinded by Hindsight? Whistleblowers, Family Members Raise Need for Separate Investigations
9/11 CitizensWatch: Families Respond to Last Hearings

Lack of NORAD Response on 9/11 Explained by Michael C. Ruppert
I have obtained an on-the-record statement from someone in NORAD, which confirmed that on the day of 9/11 The Joint Chiefs (Myers) and NORAD were conducting a joint, live-fly, hijack Field Training Exercise (FTX) which involved at least one (and almost certainly many more) aircraft under US control that was posing as a hijacked airliner. That is just the tip of what I have uncovered.

No 9/11 panel testimony for German official
The German prosecutor who headed the investigation into the al-Qaida cell in Hamburg, Germany, has canceled his appearance before the commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks

'Fahrenheit' Fight Nears Boiling Point This Week
A recent Gallup poll -- conducted June 3-6 -- found that 57% of Americans disapprove of the way Bush is handling the war, and 52% say it was not worth going to war. For that audience, the film, rather than changing attitudes, is likely to simply confirm them








Thursday, June 17, 2004

Fluoride: A Nuclear Waste Byproduct in our Water! 

The Fluoride Deception: How a Nuclear Waste Byproduct Made Its Way Into the Nation's Drinking Water
Now a new book, titled "The Fluoride Deception" by Christopher Bryson examines the background of the fluoridation debate

Fluoride Action Network
An international coalition working to end water fluoridation and alert the public to fluoride’s health and environmental risks

Ranks of World's Rich Rise by 500,000
There were an estimated 7.7 millionaires in the world at the end of 2003, half a million more than at the end of 2002, as stock markets and economic growth picked up and the rich took more risks with their cash.

Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson Dicuss the Attempted Assassination of Reagan
Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson run through the evidence that the Reagan assassination attempt was an inside job run by the Bush family

9/11 Report: 10-Plane Attack Was Planned
Sept. 11 plot mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed originally envisioned an attack involving 10 hijacked planes with himself as the pilot of one in which all male passengers would be killed and he would deliver an anti-American harangue upon landing.

China General Threatens War If Taiwan Targets Dam
A Chinese general denounced a U.S. suggestion that Taiwan's military target China's Three Gorges dam and said on Wednesday that any strike on the world's biggest hydropower project would lead to war.

WELCOME TO AMERIKA! TELL THE TRUTH, GO TO PRISON
Summertime: when living is easy, sunshine is plentiful, and pink lemonade disappears as if by magic. Your lawn needs cutting, the garage is a mess, and your truck is filthy, but a novel is calling your name. The hammock in the backyard sucks you in. Suddenly, it’s two hours later and time to light the grille for dinner. This is Liberty, but State agents are busily plotting to take it away from you, just like every other day.

The Fed doesn't have news of another Sept 11, does it?
IT must say something about fear and greed that normally sane people take leave of their senses to construct financial market conspiracy theories.

Details of stadium financing as an 'investment' seep into public view
Jets Zoom in on New York

Sweeping stun guns to target crowds
Weapons that can incapacitate crowds of people by sweeping a lightning-like beam of electricity across them are being readied for sale to military and police forces in the US and Europe

Hijacker shot passenger on Flight 11: FAA memo 'One bullet fired,' killing 9B occupant, but agency claims report was in error
An internal Federal Aviation Administration memo summarizing the Sept. 11 hijackings says a passenger aboard American Airlines Flight 11 was shot to death by a single bullet, WorldNetDaily has learned.

THE SMOKE AND EXPLOSION ABOARD FLIGHT 93
The 9-11 Whitewash Commission has been waxing eloquant about the heroic struggle between the passengers and hijackers of Flight 93, claiming that the plane crashed while there was a fight in the cockpit.

Bush at Booker Elementary
You may have heard the strange story of how George Bush claimed to have seen the first plane hit the World Trade Tower on a television in Booker Elementary School before going into a classroom to hear some children read. This is a strange story because there was no video of the first impact until a day later, when a video shot by a documentary film crew that captured the first impact surfaced.

US likened to a 'whore'
Beijing - A top Chinese general on Wednesday called the United States "a whore" for suggesting that Taiwan try to destroy the Three Gorges Dam, while maintaining that it could never be hit by Taipei's conventional arms.

More Incriminating Enron Tapes
They are the audiotapes Enron -- and the government -- didn't want you to hear: recordings of Enron traders gloating over the way they manipulated energy shortages to maximize profits.

Group Wants US to Intervene in Sudan
Amid increasingly strident calls from United Nations officials for international intervention to stop "ethnic cleansing" in western Sudan, a U.S. group is calling on Washington to declare the situation "genocide" and lead a military force into the region until UN troops can be assembled.

WHITEWASH: US 9/11 air defence was 'chaotic'
US air defence was disastrously unprepared for the 11 September 2001 attacks, a special commission has said.

REPOST: TRIPOD II AND FEMA Lack of NORAD Response on 9/11 Explained
For six weeks I have been investigating a number of other 9/11 wargames that link directly to the work done by Global Free Press on Tripod II and other wargames. I am not exaggerating when I say that we may be close to the Holy Grail of 9/11.

I want to see proof! Iran massing troops on Iraq border
Iran reportedly is readying troops to move into Iraq if U.S. troops pull out, leaving a security vacuum.

Iran Denies Report of Troop Buildup on Iraq border VOA News
Iran's state-run news agency IRNA quotes what it calls "an informed source" as denying a report in a Saudi-owned newspaper that says Iranian troops are massing on the border with Iraq.

Higher-skilled jobs not safe from outsourcing
In the debate over high-technology jobs migrating abroad, there has been widespread agreement on one thing: The jobs requiring higher levels of skill are the least at risk.

Cocaine `vaccine' clears research hurdle
Drug treatment charities in the UK on Monday welcomed the first scientific evidence that a new "vaccine" against cocaine addiction could provide an extra line of defense in fighting drug abuse, helping users to quit by preventing them from getting high.

Federal Experts Endorse Anti-depression Brain Implant
A surgical implant that stimulates the brain should get government approval to treat chronic depression, a panel of federal experts said yesterday, marking the first time an implanted device has been recommended for the treatment of a psychiatric disorder.

UN to Caterpillar: Stop selling bulldozers to Israel
GENEVA - A U.S.-based company has been warned by a United Nations expert not to sell bulldozers to Israel because of the way the Israeli army is using them.

Hip Hop Artist Michael Franti Reports From Rafah
Franti continues his fact-finding trip through the Middle East. We last spoke with him in Baghdad, he is now in Rafah where Israel recently demolished hundreds of Palestinian homes.

Sudan: no escape from bloodlust
One man, Suleman Abdullah Ibrahim, said: "They were shooting at the Janjaweed. There was a lot of shooting and the Janjaweed rode away. Some of the Chadian soldiers were killed and some of them were wounded and some of the Janjaweed were killed too."

US gets cosy with Taliban's point man
In the search for a single unifying force in chaotic Afghanistan, such as "moderate" Taliban, to bring political stability before November's US presidential elections, focus has once again fallen on the firebrand Pakistani cleric Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who during the Taliban regime was used to build bridges with the rest of the world.

Occupation authorities in Iraq have awarded a $293 million contract effectively creating the world's largest private army to a company headed by Lieutenant Colonel Tim Spicer, a former officer with the Scots Guard, an elite regiment of the British military, who has been investigated for illegally smuggling arms and planning military offensives to support mining, oil, and gas operations around the world
On May 25, the Army Transportation command awarded Spicer's company, Aegis Defense Services, the contract to coordinate all the security for Iraqi reconstruction projects.

The strange, sad death of the American way
There is a growing sense that Americans have become victims of September 11 in a way that has blinkered their democratic instincts.

Israel Quiz
Israel

DID THE US GAS IT'S OWN PEOPLE?
A short clip from Investigative Reports - concerning biological testing on US cities (5 minutes)

More than 400 legal scholars from across the country urged Congress Wednesday to consider impeaching President Bush and any high-level administration officials who approved the Iraqi prisoner abuses
Legal scholars say condoning abuse could be impeachable offense.

















Wednesday, June 16, 2004

U.S. Sheriff gets armored vehicles 

Macomb County's "newest" weapon against crime is 44 years old, weighs a beefy 10 tons, travels only 3 miles on a gallon of gas, sits 10 people uncomfortably and can flatten a house
Army donates personnel carriers to departments in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne

WHITE HOUSE ANGER AFTER TIME MAGAZINE DETAILS LOCATION OF CHENEY'S 'SECRET BUNKER'
TIME wrote: "Deep under Raven Rock Mountain, Site R is a secret world of five buildings, each three stories tall, computer filled caverns and a subterranean water reservoir. It is just 7 miles from Camp David."

REPOST: Site-R Raven Rock Alternate Joint Communications Center (AJCC)
Site R is the Alternate Joint Communications Center (AJCC) located in Raven Rock mountain [hence the name Site R] just over the Pennsylvania State Line near Waynesboro, Pa. The DISA Site-R Computer Operations staff provides computer services to the NCA, the Joint Staff, the OSD and other DoD agencies through Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs). The facility functions as the disaster recovery site for the JSSC's GMC and DISA GCC. The various service [Army, Navy and Air Force] Emergency Operations Centers (AFEOC) are also located at Site R. Support is provided 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
Alternate National Military Command Center-Raven Rock, PA

The People's Media Reaches More People Than FOX Does
A democratic tool that Jefferson, Madison, and the other Bill of Righters could not have imagined, but would gleefully embrace today, is the world wide web. This computerized architecture of interconnected hubs and spokes allows us to link our thoughts and actions instantly in virtual space and produce tangible political results that would have taken months before

Liberty Beat by Nat Hentoff Declarations of Independence
Since the reign of King George III, resistance has been our legacy—and to this day still is...

Blackout hits major Web sites
A domain name outage Tuesday morning that left many popular Web sites, including those of Yahoo, Google, Microsoft and Apple, temporarily inaccessible was the result of an Internet attack, according to Web infrastructure company Akamai

Janitor tells 9/11 panel of brush with WTC thug
A hero janitor who helped victims escape from the World Trade Center's north tower before it collapsed told the 9/11 panel that he came across one of the hijackers in the building a few months before the attack.

Also colloquially “hot glass.” Lens glass which contains radioactive rare earth elements such as thorium (Th).
From the 1940s through to the early 60s lens makers (including Kodak/Aero Ektar, Leitz/Leica, Canon and Pentax/Takumar) sometimes included traces of thorium in certain lens elements because it lowers the refractive index of the glass. And some radioactive contaminants sometimes found their way into (usually non-radioactive) lanthanum (La) compounds used in other types of glass.

What recovery? Working poor struggle to pay bills
The fate of the working poor is becoming a major issue for politicians, union groups and activists who are now calling for reform. Unions are launching membership drives and protests — part of an effort to preserve benefits and boost pay for service-sector jobs in much the same way that union muscle helped raise the standard of living for manufacturing workers in the mid-20th century.

Secret world of US jails
Jason Burke charts the worldwide hidden network of prisons where more than 3,000 al-Qaeda suspects have been held without trial - and many subjected to torture - since 9/11

Bush's mini-nuke research gets Senate OK
The Bush administration's research into new nuclear "bunker buster" and "mini-nuke" nuclear warheads survived a vote yesterday in the Senate after a House subcommittee refused last week to provide any more money for it

'Fahrenheit 9/11' Gets Standing Ovation
The crowd that gave Michael Moore's controversial "Fahrenheit 9/11" documentary a standing ovation last night at the Ziegfeld Theater premiere certainly didn't have to be encouraged to show their appreciation. From liberal radio host/writer Al Franken to actor/director Tim Robbins, Moore was in his element.

Conservatives launch pre-emptive strike against documentary critical of Bush 'Fahrenheit 9/11' called propaganda
Michael Moore's controversial documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" is creating a political firestorm even before its official opening next week -- with a conservative grassroots organization announcing Tuesday the start of a campaign urging movie theaters to reject the film.

WHO PAYS THE BILLS FOR "MOVEAMERICAFORWARD.ORG"
A web site has launched a campaign to deter theater owners from showing Michael Moore's film, "Fahrenheit 9-11". A list of theaters currently committed to showing the film is provided along with exhortations to call and demand that the film be dropped. Some theater owners are reporting receiving death threats. This web site, "www.moveamericaforward.org", is actually an alias for "www.moveamericaforward.com". A DNS check reveals that "www.moveamericaforward.com" is being run by a Public Relations firm out of San Francisco.

Saudi prince: Zionism to blame for terror attack
Official says Israel, supporters share bin Laden's objective

STILL ALIVE? FBI Mixed Up on True Identities of Perpetrators
Some of the men the FBI claims hijacked planes on Sept. 11 and crashed them into hubs of U.S. finance and defense are still alive.

REPOST: FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged on Thursday that the identity of several of the suicide hijackers is in doubt.
Hijack 'suspects' alive and well

The first cell phone worm emerges
The first virus to spread from one cell phone to another has been created, the Russian anti-virus software vendor Kaspersky Labs announced on Tuesday.

Bush's new lawyer harbors secretive, criminal past
The cult of secrecy surrounding President Bush’s newly retained lawyer in the Valerie Plame CIA leak case is so strong that the White House refuses even to confirm who the president’s lawyer is.







Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Sun Myung Moon Ceremony in Senate Building! 

Why are some of the capital’s most influential power players hanging out with a bizarre Korean billionaire who claims to be the Messiah?
Should Americans be concerned that on March 23rd a bipartisan group of Congressmen attended a coronation at which a billionaire, pro-theocracy newspaper owner was declared to be the Messiah – with royal robes, a crown, the works? Or that this imperial ceremony took place not in a makeshift basement church or a backwoods campsite, but in a Senate office building?
MOON
Farah discusses Rev. Moon's 'coronation'
As if being listed (Politics, April 1st issue) as a signer with prominent neocons on a 2001 letter calling for pre-emptive action against Saddam Hussein weren't controversial enough, 9th District U.S. Rep. Harold Ford of Memphis has been identified in the conservative Washington Times -- owned by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church -- and in other media outlets as the recipient of a "Crown of Peace" award at a Moonie-sponsored event in Washington.
As the wacko billionaire who made his fortune off the backs of the Moonie cult (otherwise known as the Unification Church), Moon has established his niche in the world as the Korean version of L. Ron Hubbard
Public Accountants
The Reliable Source
The Washington Times belongs to the Unification Church – better known as the Moon sect – a neo-fascist network linked to shady businesses such as arms dealing and money-laundering. The Bush family maintains a long-standing friendship with Sun Myung Moon, supreme leader of the controversial group, despite the fact that his activities have been investigated on various occasions, including by the U.S. Senate itself. Resident in New York, the multimillionaire "religious" leader has invested in several different Republican electoral campaigns.
That period was marked by military regimes, a security apparatus linked to Sun Myung Moon's religious anti-communist crusade, nearly 200 officially organized disappearances and assassinations, repression of popular organizations, and an economy subjected to Reaganomics.

US Film Board Rules 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Unsuitable for Teens, Sparks Protest
The United States film ratings board ruled that Michael Moore's controversial "Fahrenheit 9/11" film cannot be viewed by people under 17 unless they are accompanied by an adult, sparking an immediate appeal from the distributors

THE GROUP OF EIGHT SETS THE COURSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
The Group of Eight-G8 world leaders just concluded their 30th annual meeting in Sea Island, Georgia. With each meeting, they have, through the natural political and economic evolutionary forces, established a system of global governance for the world. Six countries originally met in 1975 and by 2002, they had added two more to become the Group of Eight: the U.S., Japan, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Canada and most recently, Russia.

Release him, charge him or break international law, Bush told
Red Cross Ultimatum to U.S. on Saddam

GOP Hypocrite of the Week: Jeb Bush
In the name of democracy, Jeb is preparing to steal another presidential election for his 'bro. If that doesn't get you into the World Wide Hypocrisy (WWH) finals, what will?

Nuremberg Revised
The document is titled 'Standards of Conduct for Interrogation under U.S.C. 2340-2340A.' It is a memo dated August 1, 2002, and was written at the specific request of Alberto R. Gonzales, Counsel to the President of the United States of America

USDA: Frozen Fries Are 'Fresh' Veggies
"This is something that only lawyers could do," Elliott said, pointing to a stack of legal documents debating the French fry change. "There must be 100 pages there about something you could summarize in one paragraph: Batter-coated French fries are not fresh vegetables."

Reagan: Ketchup as a vegetable
Keeping Reagan real

Abu Ghraib General Says Told Prisoners 'Like Dogs'
LONDON - The U.S. general in charge of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was told by a military intelligence commander that detainees should be treated like dogs, she said in an interview broadcast on Tuesday.

Could Military Jets Have Stopped the 9-11 Attacks?
On Thursday, the Sept. 11 commission will end its series of public hearings by taking up that question. They will examine the performance on that day of the Federal Aviation Administration, which manages the nation's air traffic; and NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which defends U.S. airspace.

Lack of NORAD Response on 9/11 Explained
For six weeks I have been investigating a number of other 9/11 wargames that link directly to the work done by Global Free Press on Tripod II and other wargames. I am not exaggerating when I say that we may be close to the Holy Grail of 9/11

93% Of All US Navy Ships Said At Sea - Why?
If the navies of the world were putting to sea en masse - and they are (10 carrier groups out from US alone - 93 per cent of ALL US naval ships are at sea - official stats).

Biggest U.S. Military Exercise since the Cold War
While the U.S. military introduces the U.S. Forces’ Global Posture Realignment (GPR) program based on its cross-regional strategy, the biggest naval exercise since the end of the Cold War has been staged, involving seven aircraft carriers

U.S. Trucks Carrying Radioactive Materials Intercepted In Iraq-Kuwait Border
The daily quoted informed sources as saying that the radioactive control team from Kuwait’s Health Ministry discovered that one of the trucks belonging to the U.S.-led coalition forces was carrying heavy radioactive materials trucks. The trucks were headed for Iraq.

28,000 Troops to Participate in JNTC Exercise
The Department of Defense announced June 7 that more than 28,000 U.S. and allied service members will participate in Combined Joint Task Force Exercise (CJTFEX) 04-2, culminating in its final phase from June 12-22

L.A. Housing Authority will start enforcing federal rule and end aid to illegal immigrants
After nine years of not doing so, Los Angeles housing officials plan to begin enforcing a federal rule that will ban thousands of undocumented immigrants from subsidized housing

A Canadian Gate Where Illegal Immigrants Knock
Nine people trying to sneak into the United States illegally by way of a moonlit raft ride might not be out of the ordinary if the raft were floating off the coast of Florida or crossing the Rio Grande

Waco sect survives, waits
They've been waiting for 11 years now, and they vow to go on waiting for as long as it takes until David Koresh comes back to lead them to the promised land

Generation Debt - The New Economics of Being Young
SpaghettiOs, Mom's Credit Card, and Centipedes in the Basement

A Pentagon audit has found wide-spread deficiencies in the way Halliburton tracks billions of dollars of government contracts in Iraq and Kuwait, leading to "significant" overcharges
Halliburton (stole) 'mismanaged $8bn in Iraq'

Cheney's Multi-Million Dollar Revolving Door
As Bush Sr.'s secretary of defense, Dick Cheney steered millions of dollars in government business to a private military contractor -- whose parent company just happened to give him a high-paying job after he left the government

New Evidence Shows Cheney Continues Relationship with Halliburton in Violation of Government Ethics
The decision -- which led to a sole-source contract worth up to $7 billion -- was made by a "political appointee" of the Bush administration. This new information was disclosed today in a letter from Congressman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) to Vice President Cheney. Waxman discovered the information after meeting with Pentagon officials last week. See Congressman Waxman's letter posted at http://www.HalliburtonWatch.org.

Whistleblowers ask federal workers to come forward with 9/11 evidence
Two government whistleblowers on Monday called on federal workers to come forward if they have information that could help investigations of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

Want to learn how to keep your brain sharp?
A recent research study quoted by WebMD Medical News shows that fluency in two languages or more prevents some of the effects of aging on brain function

Thinking the Unthinkable: Is it time for a third-party President?
Some American voters are getting desperate for an alternative to their two party same policies system as well. It is the year of the monkey remember! And we voters are the monkies.

9/11 Commission's Last Chance to Ask Hard Questions, Reveal Full Scope of Plot and Lack of Government Response: Whistleblowers, Family Members Raise Need for Separate Investigations
9/11 CitizensWatch, a public group working to monitor the national 9/11 Commission and demand transparency, accountability and a thorough investigation will hold two press events in relation to the upcoming final public hearings of the National Commission on Terrorist Acts Upon the United States ("9/11 Commission") scheduled for June 16 and 17, 2004.

Terrorist bombing in Germany: two lines on page 10 of Washington Post
COLOGNE, Germany -- A bomb packed with nails exploded in a Turkish area of family shops and residential buildings, injuring 22 people, police said. They said they had no suspects or motive for the blast.

An old photo from Bohemian Grove on the National Geographic website appeared with the following caption
To purge himself of worldly concerns, a member of the elite Bohemian Club participated in a 1915 Cremation of Care ceremony—complete with candles and a robed and hooded comrade to guide him. This private club of influential men still meets annually north of San Francisco and uses this symbolic ritual to kick off its summer retreat. But today the ceremony involves burning a mummy-like effigy named Care at the foot of the group's mascot: a 40-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) concrete owl.

Documentarian kept quiet after filming U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqis
"I had it months before the story broke on '60 Minutes,' and I really struggled with what to do with it,'' Moore said in a telephone interview with The Chronicle. "I wanted to come out with it sooner, but I thought I'd be accused of just putting this out for publicity for my movie. That prevented me from making maybe the right decision.''

Violence Engulfing Iraq
Several of us are sitting in the hotel room having lunch, watching the news trying to keep up with the violence daily engulfing Iraq. Let me give you a quick rundown from the last 24 hours.















Monday, June 14, 2004

New Terror Website www.ansarnet.ws Registered to a Dallas Address 

In an effort to serve our national security, JackBlood.com has traced the address of the alleged Islamic website, since the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are too busy tracking down 12-year-old music downloaders, strip-searching 80-year-old grandmothers at airports, gathering private information dossiers on law-abiding citizens, and giving away amnesty visas to illegal aliens
Statements posted on an ‘Islamist website,’ by individuals with alleged ties to Al-Qaeda leader and former CIA protégé Osama bin Laden, claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of Paul M. Johnson, a U.S. contractor in Saudi Arabia
DomainDossier

IMPROVING INTELLIGENCE December 11, 2002
Two senators discuss the 9/11 report examining the failure of intelligence agencies to prevent the terrorist attacks
Senator: At Least One Foreign Country Assisted the 9/11 Terrorists
9/11 – WHO KNEW? Ask Senator Bob Graham

GWEN IFILL: Senator Graham, are there elements in this report, which are classified that Americans should know about but can't?

SEN. BOB GRAHAM: Yes, going back to your question about what was the greatest surprise. I agree with what Senator Shelby said the degree to which agencies were not communicating was certainly a surprise but also I was surprised at the evidence that there were foreign governments involved in facilitating the activities of at least some of the terrorists in the United States.

I am stunned that we have not done a better job of pursuing that to determine if other terrorists received similar support and, even more important, if the infrastructure of a foreign government assisting terrorists still exists for the current generation of terrorists who are here planning the next plots.

To me that is an extremely significant issue and most of that information is classified, I think overly-classified. I believe the American people should know the extent of the challenge that we face in terms of foreign government involvement. That would motivate the government to take action.

GWEN IFILL: Are you suggesting that you are convinced that there was a state sponsor behind 9/11?

SEN. BOB GRAHAM: I think there is very compelling evidence that at least some of the terrorists were assisted not just in financing -- although that was part of it -- by a sovereign foreign government and that we have been derelict in our duty to track that down, make the further case, or find the evidence that would indicate that that is not true and we can look for other reasons why the terrorists were able to function so effectively in the United States.

9/11: did Israel sacrifice the twin towers?
On November 2nd 2003, The Sunday Herald published its investigation into the mystery surrounding the five Israelis seen filming as jet liners ploughed into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, asking whether they were part of a massive spy ring which shadowed the 9/11 hijackers and knew that al-Qaeda planned a devastating terrorist attack on the USA.
Sunshine Project provides evidence for US violation of international law

Continuing to use this as a repository of information please find below a most telling article showing an independent inquiry done by a group of military and civilian U.S. pilots and presented to Bush showing that (1) the planes used in 911 were not hijacked and (2) Bin Laden had nothing to do with 911!
A group of military and civilian US pilots, under the chairmanship of Colonel Donn de Grand, after deliberating non-stop for 72 hours, has concluded that the flight crews of the four passenger airliners, involved in the September 11th tragedy, had no control over their aircraft.

A group of military and civilian US pilots, under the chairmanship of Colonel Donn de Grand, after deliberating non-stop for 72 hours, has concluded that the flight crews of the four passenger airliners, involved in the September 11th tragedy, had no control over their aircraft
In a detailed press communiqué the inquiry stated: “The so-called terrorist attack was in fact a superbly executed military operation carried out against the USA, requiring the utmost professional military skill in command, communications and control. It was flawless in timing, in the choice of selected aircraft to be used as guided missiles and in the coordinated delivery of those missiles to their pre-selected targets.”

Alex Jones Interviews Dr. Robert Gould
Sunshine Project provides evidence for US violation of international law

Sunshine Project
A Brief History of the Project

Media -- Mourning in America
If journalism is history's first draft, the death of Ronald Reagan has caused a step-up in the mass production of falsified history

REPOST: Will the 2004 Election Be Called Off? Why Three Out of Four Experts Predict a Terrorist Attack by November
Safire predicted that "the 'October surprise' affecting the U.S. election" would be "a major terror attack in the United States."

Amy Goodman Continues To Sell-Out Anti-War Movement
Misdirection And Avoids Answering Essential Questions

Being Men in the new world order
Liz, a single mother with a management job remarks that this web site doesn't provide enough guidance for men. (Her June 10 letter is below.)

Intelligence: The Pentagon—Spying in America?
Mission creep? A new bill could expand the Pentagon's ability to gather intelligence inside the United State

TERROR CHIEF SLIPPED OUT OF KENYA JAIL
Fazul Abdullah Mohammed was picked up here in connection with an armed robbery. It should have been a coup for Kenya's cops. They had a man with a $25 million bounty on his head who was indicted for planning the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa. The problem was they didn't know his true identity, although Fazul's most-wanted poster had been collecting dust on the walls of Kenyan police stations for years.

Remember The Israeli Spy Ring in the U.S.?
Prior to 9/11, the FBI had discovered the presence of a massive spy ring inside the United States run by the government of Israel. This seems a harsh gratitude from a nation which obtains 10% of its annual budget from the American taxpayer, $3+ billion a year. Over the years, American taxpayers have been required to send Israel more than four times what the US spent to go to the moon.

Do the Republicans have a presidential candidate?
In light of the information breaking in the White House's torture scandal, along with the legal complications of their thousands of detainees in Iraq as well as the fact that the Iraqi insurgents are clearly winning, I'm wondering who the Republicans are going to run as their presidential candidate. Do they have time to find someone?

Pressure? Pressure grows on US to aid 'weak' states to curb terrorism
A commission recommends revamping aid programs to help nations solve problems before terrorism takes root

Nazi commander 'was CIA agent'
Berlin - An 86-year-old ex-commander of a Nazi German army unit charged with murdering 164 people at the end of World War II worked as a double agent for the United States, Focus magazine says in its new edition.

France, Israel to sign $150m-$200m weapons deal
France and Israel are expected to announce the signing of the biggest weapons deal between the two countries since the French embargo on weapons sales to Israel prior to the Six-Day War.

Prez Bush, Reagan Shooter Hinckley Are Cousins
Most people know that the brother of President Reagan's would-be assassin was supposed to have dinner with Neil Bush, son of then VP George H. W. Bush and brother of George W. Bush on the night following John Hinckley's attempt on the president's life. Even more interesting is that the families are related!

Palestinian Authority security fence bribery scandal
Palestinian contractors and government ministers are allegedly pocketing a profit from the same security fence they’re condemning.

Paperlessarchives.com Publishes 20,000 Pages of John Kerry - VVAW FBI Files
Paperless Archives (www.paperlessarchives.com) has announced the publishing of 20,000 pages of FBI Files related to Senator John Kerry. These FBI files include coverage of John Kerry's activity as a leader of the anti-Vietnam War group, Vietnam Veterans Against the War. These FBI files have been the subject of great discussion and news coverage recently, yet few have actually ever seen a single page of the documents. Paperless Archives (www.paperlessarchives.com) has now made it possible for everyone to obtain and review copies of these files.

Look at the shaped charge that shoots out like a geyser!
Focus on all the shaped charges that go off on the left side of the Tower!!!

Where Are the Jocks for Justice?
"This mother of all democracies," Foyle insists, "is one of the most corrupt systems, where a small minority make the decisions for everybody else."




Sunday, June 13, 2004

N~e~w~z! 

Ralph Nader: Conservatively Speaking The long-time progressive makes a pitch for the disenfranchised Right.
Ralph Nader recently accepted Pat Buchanan’s invitation to sit down with us and explain why his third-party presidential bid ought to appeal to conservatives disaffected with George W. Bush. We think readers will be interested in the reflections of a man who has been a major figure in American public life for 40 years—and who now finds himself that rarest of birds, a conviction politician.

The Reluctant Anarchist
My arrival (very recently) at philosophical anarchism has disturbed some of my conservative and Christian friends. In fact, it surprises me, going as it does against my own inclinations.

The Asian tiger mosquito has spread to North America and Europe
From the peaks of the Alps in the north to the arid plains of the Mezzogiorno in the south, the daily life of Italians is said to be under threat from an invader from South-East Asia.

Republicans are behind the effort to censor Fahrenheit 9/11
So desperate are Bush Republicans to kill Michael Moore's latest film, Fahrenheit 9/11, they have hired a public relations firm to set up a web site attacking Moore. The site, MoveAmericaForward.com, claims to be "non-partisan," but a glance at the "About" page of the site reveals the director and staff of Move America Forward are all diehard Republicans, anti-tax activists, and former legislative staffers. The PR firm is Russo Marsh & Rogers.

Disorganized Conspiracy
When you've got money and power, who needs meetings in secret boardrooms?

Attack Nader!
Nader Had Campaign Office at Charity

The Explosion of the 9-11 Truth Movement -- U.S. Media's Dirty Little Secret
Researchers, like Zwicker and others, quickly learned that in 2001 before the 9-11 attacks 62 aircraft had been intercepted by Air Force fighter interceptor jets, and usually within 10 to 15 minutes of going off course. [http://septembereleventh.org/airdefense.php] Yet bizarrely, on 9-11 four commercial jets were hijacked off course for about one and a half hours before the last one crashed into the most highly protected building in the world (the Pentagon). . . yet no interceptor jet intercepted it in all that time.

My Dinner With Pamela Gross-Finkelstein
At a sugar magnate’s posh dinner party in New York City last week, the lady on my right had just called Ariel Sharon a war criminal and a terrorist. I looked at her place card: Pamela Gross-Finkelstein. “You’re not German, by any chance?” I asked her. “No, I’m New York Jewish—and not a self-loathing one either,”

With the heavy summer travel season upon us, this is an odd time to reduce the number of security screeners at the nation's airports. Yet, that is precisely what airports and travelers face this summer
Bad time to reduce air security

How America armed Iraq
UNDER the successive presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, the USA sold nuclear, chemical and biological weapons technology to Saddam Hussein.

The US has donned rose-tinted spectacles to mourn the passing of Ronald Reagan. But Investigations Editor Neil Mackay reveals a darker story of how, under Reagan, secret deals brokered by Donald Rumsfeld with Saddam Hussein secured the dictator an arsenal of WMD
It was just before Christmas 1983 that Donald Rumsfeld, then US presidential envoy to Iraq, slipped quietly into Baghdad to come face to face with the man who would become one of America’s greatest enemies within two decades

A shocking new study reveals how key figures in the pre-state Zionist establishment proposed castrating the mentally ill, sterilizing the poor and doing everything possible to ensure reproduction only among the `best of people.'
`Do not have children if they won't be healthy!'

The dangers of a US civil-military divide
The US military evidently feels that it has achieved all that it could in Iraq. It wants to declare victory and lower its level of engagement. It does not want to be left fighting a war of attrition, long after the appeal of its protean justifications have worn off. Major-General Charles Swannack was quoted in the Washington Post as saying: "I think strategically, we are [losing the war]."

Where's Osama?
Observing the public hearings held in March and April by America's independent commission investigating the September 11 attacks, the one name that seemed to hover over the room was Osama bin Laden. While the world watched, one senior official after another from the Clinton or Bush administrations spoke of the numerous attempts by the CIA before September 11 to capture or kill him.

Going After Qaddafi (Again)
The Guardian article also mentions Victor Ostrovsky, a Canadian former intelligence colonel with Israel's Mossad, who says Mossad commandos planted a transmitter in Tripoli that generated false telex signals implicating Libya in the April 6, 1986 La Belle discotheque bombing in Berlin that killed three US soldiers. Reagan used this bombing as a pretext for retaliation against Libya.






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