Saturday, July 17, 2004

U.S. vs China: The Next Conflict? 

Pentagon War Game Based on China Threat to Taiwan
A crisis-simulation drill based on a growing Chinese military threat to Taiwan was played out this week by U.S. decision makers, Pentagon officials said on Thursday

Propaganda leaflets dropped on Iraq
Leaflets: Not all are available for viewing?

More Lies: New evidence on 9/11 suggests Al-Qaeda-Iran links
The final report by a bipartisan commission on the origins of the 9/11 terror attacks contains new evidence which suggests contacts between Al-Qaeda and Iran

Democratic candidate Kerry vows to maintain US troops in Iraq for years
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry declared that, if he were elected, US troops would remain in Iraq throughout his first term in office—to the end of 2008. The Democratic candidate also suggested that the Bush administration was more likely to withdraw troops quickly than a Kerry administration.

WSJ: Kerry Interview
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry sat down with Wall Street Journal reporters John Harwood and Jacob Schlesinger Thursday afternoon to discuss conditions for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq if he were elected, as he flew between campaign stops from Philadelphia to Charleston, W.Va.


BUZZFLASH: GOP Hypocrite of the Week: John Moody
We watched Robert Greenwald's expose on FOX News, "Outfoxed," and could barely contain our sense of outrage -- and it takes a lot at this point to get BuzzFlash's jaded self REALLY mad.

Hersh describes a Pentagon in crisis. The defense department budget is “in incredible chaos,” he says, with large sums of cash missing, including something like $1 billion that was supposed to be in Iraq
The US government has videotapes of boys being sodomized at Abu Ghraib prison

New York Times: Edwards passed Bilderberg muster
"His performance at Bilderberg was important," said a friend of Mr. Kerry who was there. "He reported back directly to Kerry. There were other reports on his performance. Whether they reported directly or indirectly, I have no doubt the word got back to Mr. Kerry about how well he did."

'Terror' on Election Day! Here's a scenario in which a phony terrorist threat could really blow up the November 2 vote
Thursday's request by New York senator Hillary Clinton for an independent study of the nation's voting system before the November election comes amid growing fears that the Bush administration may try to fix the vote in a tight election

Friday, July 16, 2004

U.S. Reaches Federal Debt Limit! 

The U.S. government will likely reach its federal debt limit in early October, a top Treasury official said in written remarks, giving fresh details on when the politically sensitive ceiling will need to be raised.
The $7.384 trillion debt limit may need attention before the November election, Timothy Bitsberger, Treasury's nominee for assistant secretary for financial markets, said in a document obtained by Reuters on Wednesday

Medical Class Warfare - The Bush Plan
The other main component of the Bush plan involves "health savings accounts." The prescription drug bill the Bush administration pushed through Congress last year had a number of provisions unrelated to Medicare.

Your choice: health insurance v. tax cuts - The Kerry Plan
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that if these cuts are made permanent, as the administration wants, they will cost $2.8 trillion over the next decade. The Kerry campaign claims that it can pay for its health care plan by rolling back only the cuts for taxpayers with incomes above $200,000. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, which has become the best source for tax analysis now that the Treasury Department's Office of Tax Policy has become a propaganda agency, more or less agrees: it estimates the revenue gain from the Kerry tax plan at $631 billion over the next decade.

New York City & Los Angeles are getting screwed by the phony Homeland Insecurity!If all the federal homeland-security grants from last year are added together, Wyoming received $61 a person while California got just $14, according to data gathered at TIME's request by the Public Policy Institute of California, an independent, nonprofit research organization. Alaska received an impressive $58 a resident, while New York got less than $25. On and on goes the upside-down math of the new homeland-security funding.
New York City has been the target of six separate plots by Islamist terrorists in the past decade, police commissioner Ray Kelly told Congress at a hearing last fall. Yet budget cutbacks have left 5,000 fewer police in the city than there were in 1999. And Kelly has pulled 1,000 of the remaining cops off normal duty to work on terrorism prevention.

Are our spooks looking the wrong way?
Green MP Keith Locke is concerned that the New Zealand and Australian security agencies might be overlooking the threat from supposedly 'friendly' countries like Israel.

Air Attack on U.S. Planned for October 2004 El AL'eda terrorists plan to initiate "Fortress Americas" with several thousand dead on American East Coast
This report is presented by the analyst who published details of the invasion of Iraq, 14 months before it happened!

Israel's plans for Iran strikes
Amid growing concern over Iran's alleged duplicity in declaring all its nuclear activities to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Israel - the country that regards itself as most at risk from a nuclear-capable Iran - may be poised to revive contingency plans to destroy Iran's nuclear installations.

Make a Killing From Antiterrorism
The federal government has sent an estimated $13.1 billion in antiterrorism funds to local and state agencies since 2001, although controversy has arisen over the fact that some money is given equally to all states, making Wyoming residents the recipients of twice as many dollars per capita as New Yorkers, according to Time magazine.

US nuclear lab loses secret data
One of America's largest nuclear weapons research laboratories has suspended its activities after secret information went missing.

Radioactive fuel rods, missing for three months, found at Vermont nuclear plant
That's what officials are saying about two highly radioactive pieces of spent nuclear fuel at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

Saudi textbooks 'demonise west'
Saudi schoolchildren are being taught to disparage Christianity and Judaism in a textbook issued by the education ministry, a report said yesterday.
A US judge has ordered the Palestinian Authority and the PLO to compensate relatives of a Jewish couple killed near the West Bank in 1996
US court urges Palestinian payout 
Discrepancies started to emerge as members of the Spanish parliament probing the aftermath of the March 11 rail bombings quizzed police on duty on the day of Spain's worst ever terror attack.
Discrepancies emerge as Spanish bomb enquiry probes deeper
We've seen the enemy, and he is US Photo student experiences the 'real threat' to America
If Ian is any of these things then this is his weapon of mass destruction: a 35-millimeter Olympus camera
???Washington Post calls Bush moves to postpone US elections “appropriate”
The major daily newspaper in the US capital has endorsed the Bush administration’s review of possible actions to suspend the 2004 elections in the event of a major terrorist attack inside the United States. The Washington Post published an editorial on July 14, headlined “Tuesday in November”, which presents the preparations initiated by the Department of Homeland Security as “useful” and “appropriate”, and casts them as a legitimate exercise in contingency planning.
Call to suspend Israel from United Nations
The Palestine Human Rights Campaign applauds the strong statements made by the Prime Minister, Helen Clark, on behalf of the New Zealand Government concerning the convicted Israeli spies
Angry Prime Minister hammers Israel
The Prime Minister made a scathing attack on Israel and imposed tough diplomatic sanctions after two alleged Mossad spies were jailed for passport fraud yesterday
'Readjustment to American Weakness: Signs of a Power Vacuum
Indications are growing of a shift in the world balance of power in the wake of the American occupation of Iraq. Two events reported widely in the press on June 24, 2004 show the broad ramifications of the loss of power incurred by the United States through its Iraq intervention
Iyad Allawi, the new Prime Minister of Iraq, pulled a pistol and executed as many as six suspected insurgents at a Baghdad police station, just days before Washington handed control of the country to his interim government, according to two people who allege they witnessed the killings
Allawi shot inmates in cold blood, say witnesses

Mexico's cash cow: families in New York
Each month the Gils wire between $100 and $200 back to Piaxtla. It's just some of the $13.3 billion sent home by Mexicans last year, up from $9.8 billion the year before, according to the Bank of Mexico. It reports that remittances are already up 22 percent this year.

Terror in the Skies, Again?
Note from the E-ditors: You are about to read an account of what happened during a domestic flight that one of our writers, Annie Jacobsen, took from Detroit to Los Angeles. The WWS Editorial Team debated long and hard about how to handle this information and ultimately we decided it was something that should be shared. What does it have to do with finances? Nothing, and everything. Here is Annie's story.

TBRN: July 10, 2004: “Several bits of info your readers might find interesting. Firstly, I saw a purloined briefing in which it states that US Special Forces and other groups are not, repeat not, to nail Osama bin Laden!
The Bush people want him alive and threatening us so they can use these threats to clamp down on this country

Iraq: The Trail of Disinformation
Let's start with a simple fact. The United States invaded and conquered Iraq on the basis of lies. Even the official report of the United States Senate admits as much.

Fury over Pentagon cell that briefed White House on Iraq's 'imaginary' al-Qaeda links
A Senior Pentagon policy maker created an unofficial "Iraqi intelligence cell" in the summer of 2002 to circumvent the CIA and secretly brief the White House on links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qa'eda, according to the Senate intelligence committee.

US Bank Helped Pinochet Hide Millions of Dollars: US Senate Report
A respected American bank discretely helped former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to hide millions of dollars over an eight-year period, even after he was arrested in London in 1998 and a court froze his assets, a US Senate report said.

The invasion of the United States by a foreign nation has begun, and many Americans are still not fully aware of it.

Bush official slammed for stopping illegals sweeps Asa Hutchinson refuses to say if popular California roundups will continue
"We don't know which way to turn. For once we were doing our job, what the government pays us to do," he told the North County Times.

Raids legal and vital
Now, often the Border Patrol has authorized raids to round up illegal immigrants. In fact, using intelligence information, the agents are rounding up these people to the tune of 860,000 nationwide, most of whom are from Mexico.

Feds knew about 9-11 bribery conspiracy before attacks
Homeland Security whistleblower Mary Schneider is naming names, revealing that former FBI Director Louis Freeh, Attorney General John Ashcroft, FBI Director Robert Mueller and numerous U.S. senators and congressmen knew before the September 11 attacks that U.S. immigration officials were bribed by an illegal Moroccan Muslim allegedly linked to Osama bin Laden’s half-brother.

Rev. Jesse Jackson with Greg Palast at National Press Club Today to Demand Criminal Investigation of New Florida Vote Fix
The New York Times has reported that the State of Florida has stopped purging voters from registries. This is plain false, a canard traceable to the partisan office of the Florida Secretary of State.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Greece: 9-12,000 Stray Dogs to be Poisoned or Gassed before Olympics! 

With the Olympic Games due to start on 13 August, the RSPCA is urgently calling on Greece to implement a comprehensive plan to deal with Athens' stray dog population - one of the largest in Europe.
The Society is deeply concerned that Athens will be keen to present a good image to the world and look for a 'quick fix' for its 9,000-12,000 strays. This could lead to poisoning the dogs, a method which has been used in the past, or untrained dog wardens catching strays inhumanely.
Thousands of stray dogs will be poisoned ahead of next month's Olympic Games in Athens despite a campaign to prevent their slaughter.

Khatami: Tel Aviv is actual US capital
President Mohammad Khatami said on
Wednesday that for the American people Washington is the capital of the United States, but, unfortunately the actual capital is Tel Aviv.

Pentagon Fraud Chief Dov Zakheim Goes to BoozAllen
After more than 20 years of presiding over more than $3 trillion worth of military fraud, Pentagon Comptroller Dov Zakheim has left the building. He will join Booz Allen Hamilton through the traditional revolving door for government-corporate insiders

Teen student sparked Michael Moore's "Farhenheit 9/11"
Was Michael Moore "Farhenheit 9/11" inspired by a video produced by a 14 year old student

Capitalism is a danger to itself
Only a new emphasis on ethics can restore confidence in the system

Perspective: Communist Party USA supports John Kerry
The southern Democrats must be thrilled by the news that the Communist Party of The United States of America, CPUSA, is publicly supporting the election of John Kerry

House Approves 'Bioshield' Defense Bill
The $5.6 billion, 10-year Project BioShield program, approved by the House on a 414-2 vote, expands public- and private-sector research incentives to develop treatments, antidotes and vaccines that would otherwise not find a viable commercial niche

Mexico's attorney general said on Monday he had had a microchip inserted under the skin of one of his arms to give him access to a new crime database and also enable him to be traced if he is ever abducted.
Mexican Officials Get Chipped

Bill Cosby Reads the Riot Act
Twice recently, Bill Cosby has read the riot act – to his fellow African-Americans

Couple in anti-Bush T-shirts were arrested at president’s speech
A husband and wife who wore anti-Bush T-shirts to the president’s Fourth of July appearance aren’t going down without a fight: They will be represented by lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union as they contest the trespassing charges against them Thursday morning in Charleston Municipal Court

With regard to Blueridge's reference to remote control of 9/11 flights, please check out System Planning Corporation of Alexandria, Virginia. www.sysplan.com
In the context of 9/11 it also needs to be pointed out that Rabbi Dov Zakheim was Chief Executive Officer of System Planning Corporation's International Division until President George W. Bush appointed him Undersecretary of Defense and Comptroller of the Pentagon. Not long before Rabbi Zakheim rose to power over the Pentagon's labyrinthine, bottomless accounts, he co-authored an article entitled "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century" which was published by The Project for a New American Century in September 2000, exactly a year before 9/11; in this article, on page 51, it is stated that "the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor"! Voila! 9/11!


Many 9/11 questions remain unanswered
Editor -- From the reviews I have read ("Persuasive and passionate. 'Fahrenheit 9/11' is both," June 24), there is nothing in "Fahrenheit 9/11" that is in anyway new. Apparently the high point of the movie is showing Bush reading to children while Sept. 11 was going on. For years there has been a Web site that has a split screen video that simultaneously shows Bush reciting to the kids, while the twin towers were falling.

Bioterror Expert Sues the New York Times
A bioterrorism expert who was named by government authorities as a "person of interest" in the 2001 anthrax attacks has sued The New York Times, saying the newspaper ruined his reputation by pointing to him as the culprit.

Police hunt Israeli spies
Australia will step up its investigation of a suspected Israeli spy ring after two Mossad agents were jailed in New Zealand for passport fraud yesterday

The Secret Service at Booker Elementary:The Dog That Did Not Bark

Wednesday, July 14, 2004


Many White House jobs pay well above the norm-Overall, working in the White House is quite a good living. The average salary, $67,075, is well above the latest available metropolitan Washington average of $48,420, and nearly double the national average of $36,764
Men in the Bush White House earn an average of $76,624 a year. Women earn $59,917 on average. That means Bush women earn about 78 percent of what Bush men earn.

LIKE ORGIES: Join the Austrian Catholic church
The powerful Austrian Catholic church was plunged into its second big sex scandal in a decade yesterday when a seminary run by arch-conservatives was alleged to be the site of orgies among young priests and their teachers.

So much for Homeland Security! Border agents tell NBC News that since April, they've been forced to release most illegal immigrants back onto American streets within hours of catching them — even some who are criminals or from countries known to produce terrorists
Along the New York and Vermont borders alone, at least 11 released were from so-called countries of special interest, including Pakistan and Morocco. T.J. Bonner of the Border Patrol Agents Association, who represents border patrol agents nationwide, says, "It's simply mind-numbing to the agents. We catch people who could possibly be terrorists and we're being told, 'Gee, we're out of money, we have to let them go.'"

Surveillance system lacking at U.S.-Canada border
But a year after officials expected the system to be up and running, a much-hailed high-tech network of surveillance cameras is still not installed along Michigan's border with Canada and at other locations along the northern border. And now federal investigators want to know why - and whether millions of dollars in taxpayer money has been squandered.

Quandary on the border - Regardless of citizenship or ability to pay, federal law says no one can be denied emergency medical care. That contributed to hospitals eating $6.8 billion in uncompensated charges in Texas and $22.3 billion across the nation in 2002, according to the American Hospital Association
Texas has the highest percentage, 24.1 percent, of people without health insurance of any state, according to the latest U.S. Census figures, which covered 2000-2002. The national average was 14.7 percent

China warns US to stop arms sales to Taiwan
"We strongly urge the US side to stop selling advanced arms to Taiwan and cut the military links between the US and Taiwan,"

Enter Illegally and get a free flight paid for by US tax dollars! The first Mexican illegal border crossers deported back to Mexico City under a new repatriation program left from Tucson International Airport Monday afternoon, filling a commercial airliner with 138 passengers
Officials from Mexico and the United States met at the Border Patrol's Tucson air operations hangar to announce the launch of the $13 million program. It will operate until Sept. 30, the end of the agency's fiscal year. Then the department and the Mexican government will evaluate it and determine future plans

High radioactivity recorded in Israel - The Ben Gurion University research says that underground water levels were found to be 10 times above normal
Israeli scientists say they have found high levels of radioactivity in water in the south of the country
Worringly high levels of radioactivity have been discovered in southern Israel's underground water table

San Francisco: "I don't think our public buildings or our public resources should be sold to the highest bidder," said Supervisor Chris Daly, who also voted against selling the naming rights. "If that's the case, why not sell Room 200 (the mayor's office)?"
San Francisco can sell the naming rights to the 49ers' rundown, windblown football stadium, the Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday -- but that doesn't mean the political battle over selling pieces of the city to corporations is over.

Repost: NYC - Naming rights to be offered
It won't be Citibank Central Park, or even the KeySpan Brooklyn Bridge. And it's doubtful that, say, Clearasil soon will become the official acne treatment of the New York City school system.

Ashcroft pushing Patriot Act extension
Attorney General John Ashcroft launched another defense of the USA Patriot Act yesterday, echoing President Bush's claims that the law that gave federal agents more latitude to spy on U.S. citizens and foreigners has made Americans safer.

French woman admits she made up anti-Semitic attack
A French woman who claimed last week she had been the victim of a vicious anti-Semitic attack admitted to police that she had made up the entire incident, and was detained for falsely reporting a crime.

Protecting the Planes U.S. Government Testing Antimissile Systems on Commercial Planes
The terror threat posed by missile attacks against commercial airplanes has prompted the U.S. government to test antimissile systems on American aircraft, following the lead of Israel, which began installing similar systems on its El Al fleet last weekend.

Michael Moore Shills for Illuminati Bankers
Despite his working class pose, Moore lives in a million-dollar Manhattan condo and sends his kids to private schools

Repost: The gameplan among Washington's hawks has long been to reshape the Middle East along US-Israeli lines
Mr Feith has objected to most of the peace deals made by Israel over the years, and views the Middle East in the same good-versus-evil terms that he previously viewed the cold war

Generation Debt: The New Economics of Being Young
With health insurance out of reach, a generation braces itself for the worst

However, I would like to ask Michael Moore a few questions regarding his implication that Saudi Arabia was behind 9-11.

TWA 800: Wreckage Missing, Cases Pending, Eight Years Later
As the eight-year anniversary of the crash approaches, the first piece of wreckage that separated from the plane is missing. Navy divers located and recovered this piece, which left the plane at apparent supersonic speeds, but the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) failed to list it in their official debris field map

Key evidence, confirmed recovered, now missing
Documents recently obtained under ongoing FOIA litigation describe how the FBI had a policy of withholding "suspicious" physical evidence from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). And today, a key piece of evidence recovered by the Navy is still missing.

The Bush-Lay Letters: Correspondence suggests chummy President-Enron boss relationship
The Bush-Lay Letters

Iran: U.S., Israel Behind Iraq Beheadings
Iran's (search) supreme leader on Tuesday accused U.S. and Israeli agents, not Muslims, of responsibility for the wave of beheadings and kidnappings in Iraq, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

The CIA Did It!The CIA Did It!
("The committee did not find any evidence that administration officials attempted to coerce, influence or pressure [CIA] analysts to change their judgments related to Iraq's weapons of mass destruction capabilities.")

Al-Qaida hijacks Arkansas website Violent propaganda distributed via government system
The state of Arkansas unknowingly helped the al-Qaida terrorist network distribute propaganda promoting violence against the United States.

Human trials of GM drugs could be five years away
The researchers outlined proposals to grow fields of crops that have been genetically modified to produce vaccines and other pharmaceuticals to treat HIV, rabies, diabetes and TB.

MICHAEL Moore's anti-Bush film "Fahrenheit 9/11" isn't even original. Two years ago, "9/11: The Road to Tyranny," a real documentary by Alex Jones, had most of the "facts" Moore uses in his scatter-shot diatribe.
9/11: The Road to Tyranny

Fear Mongering and Conditioning for Total Control: Terror, Martial Law and the End of the Constitution
"We assume," says a top administration official, "an attack will happen leading up to the election." And, he added, "it will happen here."

Did 'Junk Science' Make John Edwards Rich?
The superstar trial lawyer accomplishments of John Edwards, which allowed this former millworker to amass a personal fortune, finance his successful U.S. Senate run in 1998 and catapult himself into the 2004 race for president, may have been partially built on "junk science," according to legal and medical experts who spoke with CNSNews.com.

U.S. military, not Iraqis, behind toppling of statue
The U.S. Army's internal study of the war in Iraq criticizes some efforts by its own psychological operations (PSYOP) units, but one spur-of-the-moment effort last year produced the most memorable image of the invasion.

Did Dennis Kucinich Sell Out Anti-War Democrats
Democratic Party delegates supporting presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich struck a deal this weekend with representatives of John Kerry over the Democratic Party's stance on the Iraq war. We speak with the Ohio Congressmember about why his delegates withdrew their proposal for a quick withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and about the upcoming Democratic convention in Boston.

Repost: Kucinich says terror alert is scare tactic
"Why didn't they just put extra security out?" he asked. "They are building up fear to become more powerful politically."

Israel: Police arrest settler arsonist, seek water poisoners
A settler from Maon Farm in the West Bank was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of setting fire to Palestinian crops in the south Hebron Mountain region. Police are also investigating reports that settlers from the Hebron area tried poisoning a Palestinian water well on Tuesday by throwing chicken corpses inside.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Vote will go on? We'll see... 

Election delay fears downplayed - Vote likely to go on even if terrorists attack, experts and lawmakers say
Even if terrorists were to attack on Election Day, it is highly unlikely that voting could or would be halted across the United States, lawmakers and scholars said Monday
Bush administration takes steps to cancel US election
Should the US elections be delayed?

Terror Attack could postpone "Cancel" Election! We are getting closer to a dictatorship everyday.
The Bush administration has asked for legislation enabling it to postpone the November election as a result of a terror attack.
The Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security have begun examining ways to postpone November's presidential election in the event of an attack near election day. This according to a report in Newsweek.

A Scheme to Cancel the Elections? Why bother? No matter who wins this November, the War Party will remain in the saddle
We're fighting a war to export "democracy" to Iraq – as U.S. government officials openly discuss the possibility of canceling the November elections. While it's no surprise that a government official of any nationality would talk out of both sides of his mouth, in the Bizarro America of the post-9/11 era a distinctly double-jointed rhetorical style seems to have become an all-pervasive aspect of political discourse.

Japan school kids to be tagged with RFID chips
The rights and wrongs of using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on humans have been debated since the tracking tags reached the technological mainstream. Now, school authorities in the Japanese city of Osaka have decided the benefits outweigh the disadvantages and will now be chipping children in one primary school.

Central Europe may host US missile defence
Washington is said to be in talks with Poland and the Czech Republic to position the biggest missile defence site outside the US in central Europe.

Unlike most Americans, Africans are aware of the man-made theory of AIDS, and the possibility that the World Health Organization's (WHO) extensive vaccine programs in Africa in the 1970s are connected to the severe outbreak of AIDS in the early 1980s
AIDS: The WHO Vaccine Conspiracy & Monkey Business

Democrats Push a Bill That Might Kill OPEC
"OPEC is an illegal cartel, plain and simple. We've allowed this cartel to operate for far too long -- it's time to put an end to it," New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg told reporters

Capitalism is a danger to itself
Only a new emphasis on ethics can restore confidence in the system

Nearly 1.2 million acres of protected Arizona forest, from the dense woods along the Blue River to the cactus canyons at Saguaro Lake, could be opened to road construction under a plan announced Monday by the Bush administration.
Will we pave pristine forests?
White House Forwards Plan for Opening Protected Forests

Former US President Bill Clinton today said it was vital Britain maintains its “special relationship” with America to help build a new world order
“We are now in a global information age in which the security environment is not dominated by the Cold War, but by a mutual interdependence and exposure to common dangers like terror and weapons of mass destruction.”

The U.S. Army's internal study of the war in Iraq criticizes some efforts by its own psychological operations (PSYOP) units, but one spur-of-the-moment effort last year produced the most memorable image of the invasion.
U.S. military, not Iraqis, behind toppling of statue

Missing Marine Turns Up at Embassy in Beirut, but the Mystery Only Deepens
An American marine reported missing in Iraq three weeks ago has turned up at the American Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, further clouding the already murky circumstances surrounding his disappearance.

Odds of a crash are higher than you think
What are the chances of a stock-market crash? On July 3, Neil Cavuto asked me this question on his Fox News business program. Though the medium of television dictated a "sound-bite" reply, the subject does not lend itself to pat answers. What's helpful, instead, is a lesson in "crash math," which I'll try to provide.

Dollar Horror
Over the past few days I have found myself almost feeling sorry for Mr Greenspan. If he was not a wealthy member of the elitist fraternity, and if he hadn't played a large part in creating this mess in the first place, I think I really would.

Money Files

California Company Apparently Hosts Latest Beheading Video on Terror Site
They're online at [url]www.hostinganime.com/iraqnews1/index.html[/url], a free web site service apparently located in Westchester, Ca.

Iraq Survey Group Donald Rumsfeld's Al Qaeda
A recent email from Bielomawicz.Wilkes@isg.mil (iraq survey group.military), commenting on our last article, "Torture Inc.: Oliver North Joins the Party," indicated that “I work for one of the company’s [sic] you mentioned in your article and it holds up to its title. You are just jealous and ignorant. Both of you are flaming morons and your article is full of crap. Freedom of speech is wonderful isn’t it.” Indeed, it is, but we were intrigued by the fact that one of the defense contractors we named in our last piece [CACI, ZKD, Calnet, USIS, United Placements, Design Staffing] would use the US military’s Iraq Survey Group’s (ISG) email to express his view. So we looked a little bit closer into the ISG's charter and the characters that run the show.

American Internet Service Provider Knowing Hosts Terror Sites
An administrator for an American Internet Service Provider hosting a number of al Qaeda terror sites says his company has no intention of taking them down

Rap hit asks 'Why W knocked down towers'
"Why did Bush knock down the towers?" asks the song "Why?", which comprises several dozen questions on subjects ranging from Kobe Bryant to the new $20 bills.

The real purpose of a government report is to place the blame where it does the least damage to the political party in office.

Censoring Saddam Hussein
I read the article and in all fairness I have to go along with what was done to protect the people involved. Past experience with these news personnel has taught us that in their efforts to get a scoop, nothing is sacred or safe.

Congress should slam the door on e-mail snoops
In the frantic race that seems to be setting the pace for the 21st century, common sense is being edged out by modern technology, and personal privacy has been left at the back of the pack.

China to demonstrate air superiority in Taiwan war games
China will use military drills this month to demonstrate its ability to dominate air space over Taiwan, an essential element in any invasion of the island, state media and analysts said Monday.

Booga Booga!: Who Really Benefits from Terrorist Threats?
I could barely contain my yawn when I heard Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge claim last Thursday that there was yet another vague, shapeless attack on America looming over the horizon.

Sick Gulf war veterans 'were made to feel like the enemy'
Veterans told by their superiors they were heroes after the first Gulf war yesterday described how they were made to feel like "the enemy" as they began to develop a range of illnesses after the conflict.

Rapper Jadakiss asks Bush "Why?"
Musicians often voice political opinions in their songs, especially during an election year, but most hip-hop acts have remained quiet on the current political environment -- until now.

About a year ago, upon the request of an anti-conscription activist and Libertarian Party honcho from Alaska, I wrote a small article called "Feeling a draft?" that described the possibility that the U.S. may reinstitute the military draft. The article was based on two premises: One, on a story I had read where the government would call a "special skills" draft of emergency personnel throughout the country in case of a serious terrorist attack and two, the need for more soldiers, sailors and airmen if the so-called "War on Terrorism" continued for any long period of time in due consideration of the military's numerous commitments around the globe.

Gov. Jeb Bush gets points for scrapping the controversial felon-purge list, but questions about Florida's readiness for the 2004 election linger
Four years after earning the moniker Flori-duh, the state is again risking becoming a late-night talk show one-liner for mismanaging a presidential election.

Senate trying to take control of CIA! Senators Push for Quick CIA Nomination
Senate report detailing serious flaws in U.S. intelligence-gathering highlights the urgent need for a permanent CIA (news - web sites) director given the current terrorist threat, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday

Machine at Work By PAUL KRUGMAN
If Enron hadn't collapsed, we might still have only circumstantial evidence that energy companies artificially drove up prices during California's electricity crisis. Because of that collapse, we have direct evidence in the form of the now-infamous Enron tapes — although the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Justice Department tried to prevent their release.

US missile defense site likely in central Europe
Poland, Czech Republic hold talks with US on 'Son of Star Wars' locations

Monday, July 12, 2004

Terror attack. Elections Postponed? Martial Law. 2004 Coup d'etat. We are one step away from a Dictatorship. 

FTW/Ruppert: The Bush administration has asked for legislation enabling it to postpone the November election as a result of a terror attack. While worded very carefully to suggest that an attack must take place for such a move; I do not see either of the below stories unequivocally state that, if granted, these powers might not also permit elections to be “postponed” on merely a well-publicized threat. Don’t believe the press stories. Read the legislation when it is introduced to see what it says there. If that discretion is included then we are at the edge of an abyss more dangerous than anything we have ever faced.
These powers, if enacted, will go to the Department of Homeland Security. DHS would also be the entity to decide when, or if, postponed elections would be held.

Could Bush Cancel the Election?
A report in Newsweek finds that the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security have begun examining ways to postpone November's presidential election in the event of an attack near election day. We speak with Michael Isikoff, investigative correspondent for Newsweek.

Repost: Foundations are in place for martial law in the US
Recent pronouncements from the Bush Administration and national security initiatives put in place in the Reagan era could see internment camps and martial law in the United States

Repost: Tommy Franks - Martial Law Will Replace Constitution After Next Terror Attack
Gen. Tommy Franks says that if the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government.

Counterterrorism officials look to postpone elections
The disclosure comes only a few days after U.S. authorities said they believe that al-Qaeda is planning a "large-scale" attack in the USA aimed at disrupting the presidential campaign and November elections.

Lyndon LaRouche Live on Jeff Rense Show Monday 10:00 p.m. EDT
The Jeff Rense Program

The New Threat of Fascism Today by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
Today, as the U.S.A. and the world wobble on the brink of the greatest world monetary-financial crisis in modern history, we need a new quality of Administration of the U.S.A. We require, absolutely, a new Administration which is qualified in both intellect and commitment, to lead the planet wracked by this new crisis as Roosevelt saved the world from the fascist world tyranny which would have conquered the world but for a Roosevelt-led U.S.A. over the 1933-1945 interval, until that President's untimely death.

A History Lesson in Iraq By Robert Fisk
"The Shiites will not separate and they will not isolate themselves from the Sunni. They will have their rights when all the people of Iraq have rights. We have the right also to resist occupation in different ways and we do so politically ... The Americans want civil war, but they will fail because the Iraqi people will refuse to fall into civil war." And what of Saddam's first appearance in court? The sheikh laughs again. "Saddam said it was a theater and that Bush was a criminal. This was true. But when the judge talked about the gassings he committed at Halabja, this was also the truth."

Bay Area Group in Flap Over Anti-War Billboard
A group of prominent Bay Area women, including pioneering chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, is jousting with media giant Clear Channel Communications over a minimalist anti-war billboard they want to unfurl in New York City's Times Square amid flashy ads for Broadway shows, banks and sneakers.

United, Not Divided: President Bush campaigned on a promise to unite us, not divide us. But now he's using the politics of hate in an attempt to distract us from the real issues -- Iraq, the economy, funding for our schools. Bush wants to amend the U.S. Constitution to deny marriage equality to same-sex couples. This is unprecedented -- never before has our Constitution been amended to take away anyone's rights. We believe:
The fate of this Constitutional amendment will be decided in the next few days. Please sign up below -- we'll immediately forward your comments to your Senators and Representative -- and then ask your friends and colleagues to sign.

Saddam party to get share of power in new Iraq peace plan
IT IS a political party that presided over some of the most heinous war crimes of the modern age including the gassing of more than 5,000 innocent Kurds, institutionalised torture, murder and rape. Now the party that acted as the wheels of the repressive regime that was Saddam Hussein’s Iraq is being invited into the fold, as the US has allowed the former dictator’s Ba’ath party to join the country’s new assembly.

Bankruptcies likely to set another record this year
Americans are going broke as never before: A record 1,625,208 families sought bankruptcy protection last year, and filings are up 2.7 percent so far in 2004.

Lord Butler: the ultimate British establishment insider
Lord Robin Butler, who will this week present a potentially devastating report into British pre-war intelligence on Iraq's weapons, is a man who spent his entire career attempting to smooth the business of government, not disrupt it.

Fury at anarchist convention threat
Fringe elements are hoping to spark major disruptions at the Republican National Convention with a series of sneaky tricks - including fooling bomb-sniffing dogs on trains bound for Penn Station, the Daily News has learned.

Conservatives Increasingly Unhappy With Bush
"It's costing us a lot of money, isolating us from our allies and friends," said Halper, who gave $1,000 to George W. Bush's campaign and more than $83,000 to other GOP causes in 2000. "This is not the cakewalk the neoconservatives predicted. We were not greeted with flowers in the streets."

Powell's WMD speech 'based on lies'
The depth of the CIA's distortions over WMDs has been revealed, Marian Wilkinson writes.

The Internet as a Unique News Source: Millions go online for news and images not covered in the mainstream press
During some of the most turbulent weeks of the Iraq war nearly one quarter of Internet users (24%) went online to view some of most graphic war images that were deemed too gruesome or horrific for newspapers and television to display. Further, of those who have seen the images, 28% actively sought them out. Overall, however, Americans are conflicted about the idea of these disturbing images being available online.

The Lie Factory
Late last year, a special Mother Jones investigation detailed how, only weeks after 9/11, the Bush administration set up a secret Pentagon unit to create the case for invading Iraq. Here is the inside story of how they pushed disinformation and bogus intelligence and led the nation to war.

Looting of Iraq is theft from Iraqi and American taxpayers that, according to several new reports, dwarfs the crimes of Adelphia and Ken Lay
The massive heist

NewsMax has broken the story that later this week the notable supermarket tabloids – the Star and the National Enquirer - are going to reveal that they have three witnesses who will attest that Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Florida’s Secretary of State Katherine Harris have had an affair
What Will Media Do With Jeb-Harris Story?

The selection of Sen. John Edwards as John Kerry’s running mate has raised concerns inside the FBI and among civil-liberties groups that the North Carolina senator will use the campaign to promote his controversial proposal to create a new domestic spy agency.
Both the FBI and civil-liberties groups are worried that Edwards, and possibly Kerry, will use their campaign to promote the formation of a new domestic spy agency

New Hampshire Bill Urges Use Of Gold, Silver As Legal Tender
CONCORD - Promoting the use of gold and silver by state government would trigger a flood of investment in New Hampshire, according to supporters who want a bill to proscribe their future uses. Rep. Henry McElroy, R-Nashua, donned an Uncle Sam hat at a news conference Monday to urge lawmakers keep alive his bill that would make New Hampshire the first to endorse the use of gold and silver as legal tender for state government. “This is nothing new to this country,” he said. “It’s what we were founded upon.”

The Repudiation of Patriotism by US Multinational Corporations
A few years ago I wrote the CEO’s of the top 100 U.S. chartered corporations in the country asking that they establish an annual practice of pledging allegiance of their corporation to the flag and the Republic for which it stands right through those immortal words “with liberty and justice for all.”

Russian banks are fleeing tumbling stocks to invest in U.S. dollars says Martin Sieff. Another huge wealth transfer? Looks like it. Is the crisis created in order to reinflate the ever eroding US financial structure? Making holes to fill holes, until the next and fatal terror attacks, which is/are going to bring the global house down . Timing is everything. Indeed.

Angry Bush Walks Out on Media, Refuses to Answer Questions About Relationship With Ken Lay
The President, visibly upset, stomped off the stage when reporters pressed him about his relationship with Lay and left White House press secretary Scott McClellan to deal with the questions.

Enemy in their Camp: Scores of U.S. Servicewomen Raped by Fellow Soldiers
The Denver Post revealed earlier this year that scores of female troops have reported being sexually-assaulted by fellow service members in Iraq and Afghanistan. We'll talk with the reporter who broke the story and a former Air Force officer who says she was repeatedly abused by senior officers.

Let's start with a simple fact. The United States invaded and conquered Iraq on the basis of lies. Even the official report of the United States Senate admits as much.

Sat., May 22, 2004:Bomb suspected after an Israeli was unable to give credentials for entry
Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base was locked down for security reasons Friday after two Israelis were detained for questioning

Florida Scraps Felon Purge List
Nine days after making the names of more than 47,000 potential felon voters public, state officials have scrapped the entire list, saying it was too flawed to be trusted.

Repost: Influence, bailouts a business tradition in Bush family
Once upon a time, a rich and powerful father gathered his four young sons and urged them to become rich and powerful, too. Take risks. Push yourselves. Influence others, he ordered in a bold voice.

Kerry Would Rather Lose Than Oppose the War
On a certain level, most Americans realize that John Kerry will likely send more troops to Iraq and drag America further down the bloody road of empire. Yet many "antiwar" leftists, as Justin Raimondo points out, will shirk their most admirable principles and eagerly vote for Kerry. Even the Green Party Vice Presidential candidate said she might vote for him.

All the President’s Relatives
The Bush family has now enjoyed enormous wealth, power, and influence for four generations. So, in a colloquial sense, they may be a dynasty like the Rockefellers. But I think it’s premature to call them a political dynasty, as these authors do. As far as the Presidency goes, it’s entirely possible that the Bush reign could amount to just two one-term Administrations, interrupted by eight years of Bill Clinton.

LetsRoll911.org has discovered that Fight 93 was definitely shot down
Rick Gibney - 119th Fighter Wing - Happy Hooligans - "We have Domestic Enemies responsible for 911, and we need to find them all."

President Bush's military records may have been inadvertently destroyed, but he still owes the country an explanation of his disputed time in the Texas Air National Guard
The Pentagon this week announced that it mistakenly destroyed some of his service records. The records were sought by news organizations who filed requests for their release. By coincidence, the destroyed records include the two periods in question

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Could Tom Ridge "Postpone" Fall Elections? 

Bush Cartel Talks of Steps to Potentially Cancel ("Postpone") the Presidential Election: This is For Real Folks!
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS: So, this is real folks. A Bush lackey role model, Tom Ridge, may be empowered to cancel the fall elections

Did the U.S. make a deal with Saddam before the invasion? Iraq is still an untold story
He said the former Iraqi dictator cut a deal with the US before the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. ‘‘There was an understanding with the Americans, paradoxical as it may seem’’.

CNN-CLINTON: The answer to the first question is no. I basically believe that the policy that I inherited, which was basically to keep Saddam Hussein in a box and under sanctions, unless and until he fully complied with the U.N. resolutions, was the right policy. It wasn't so great for the Iraqis, but he didn't present a substantial threat to anyone else.
Clinton weighs in on bin Laden, war in Iraq

Poor Moldovans lured into sex trade
Ruthless sex traders are exploiting tens of thousands of young women from Moldova who are desperately seeking a better life outside Europe's poorest country

Swastika attack on French mother
French politicians have reacted with horror to an anti-Semitic attack on a woman and her baby on a train

What timing! One Dead After Bomb Explodes in Israel
"The murderous act this morning is the first that occurred to the credit of the decision of the world court at the Hague," Sharon said. "The decision sends a destructive message to encourage the terror and denounces countries that are defending themselves against it."

Give it Back George! The Lay Loot That Bought the White House
Under the racketeering law, RICO, even before a verdict, anything bought with the proceeds of the crime goes into the public treasury.

Ashcroft's magic act Retroactively classifying public documents is bureaucracy gone nuts
It is nearly always disturbing when government officials act to suppress information about their own actions. Sometimes, especially in times of war, some such actions are justified. But sometimes, too, secrecy-happy officials stretch the public's tolerance too far.

Join the US army - because Iraq's far safer than Miami
'I tell them straight up. Miami is the biggest war zone we've got,' he said. 'Every time you turn on the TV we see someone shot.' Bass uses simple figures. Nine people from southern Florida have died in Iraq, compared with 338 murders in the Florida region last year: 'They have a better chance in the army than on the streets of Miami.'.

Americans Take Aid to Cuba in Defiance of Embargo
A group of Americans openly challenged the Bush administration's tough new restrictions on Cuba on Saturday by traveling to the Communist-run island to donate 126 tons of aid gathered in the United States.

Vietnam jails on-line dissident
Hanoi — A court in Ho Chi Minh City sentenced a pro-democracy activist to 19 months in jail for his on-line criticism of the government, a court official said Friday.

"The events reported in the statement below are deeply troubling. Sherman Austin appears to be the victim of a serious miscarriage of justice, and I hope that this matter is pursued quickly, fairly, and justly." Noam Chomsky

Repost: Don't forget about Sherman! He was jailed right here in the U.S. On August 4th, U.S. District Court Judge Steven V. Wilson, a Reagan appointee, sentenced 20-year-old Southern California anarchist Sherman Austin to a year in federal prison, three years of probation and a $2,000 fine. Austin is the webmaster of the anarchist website www.raisethefist.com
After great effort, Jennifer Martin Ruggiero, Sherman's mother, sought to recover the computer equipment seized during the January FBI raid against Sherman. She got the computers back, but the hard drives were missing. The FBI went to the trouble of removing the hard drives: this involved opening each computer, unscrewing, and removing each hard drive. Will she ever get the drives back? Read her statement.
"They grabbed my neck and hurled me out of the courtroom, put me in this black SUV and then drove me to a federal building..." an Interview with Sherman Austin

India to overtake China as most populous nation - The world’s population currently stands at around 6.3 billion, and is expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2050.
According to figures produced for the United Nations World Population Day, which falls today, China is currently the world’s most populous country with 1,289 million, followed by India with 1,069 million, and the US third a long way behind with 292 million. The only way the country could miss the 1.5 billion mark was by an "unexpectedly severe Hiv/Aids epidemic or a full-scale nuclear war," the report says.

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