Tuesday, September 30, 2008
video of pow mccain's release surfaces*
controversy spreads over libertarian presidential nominee bob barr*
palin husband ordered to testify*
alaska panel ok's 'troopergate' subpoena for todd palin*
todd palin may be subpoenaed in 'troopergate' investigation*
subpoenaed witnesses fail to show for 'troopergate' hearing*
video: palin talks lightly about nuclear war*
palin leaves open option of war with russia*
pro-mccain yard sign shows burning twin towers*
the obama assassination plot that wasn’t*
woody allen: nothing funny about obama losing*
nader drawing votes - from mccain*
council for national policy dominionists who vetted sarah palin*
palin meets with kissinger*
mccain to suspend campaigning to deal with crisis*
obama: times too serious to put campaign on hold*
1926 sci-fi novel predicts a US election determined by race & gender*
video: hackers planning to steal election for mccain*
police state usa
‘einstein’ replaces ‘big brother’ in internet surveillance*
man threatens suit over seizure of videocamera after he tapes portland police rousting two men*
dallas to increase number of surveillance cameras*
video: why eliot spitzer was assassinated
(read eliot spitzer's suicide note: 'predatory lenders' partner in crime'*
US schools pay classroom informants*
jetblue reopens jfk terminal after grenade scare*
video: rise of the fourth reich: alex jones interviews jim marrs*
jim marrs on the rise of the fourth reich*
video: jim marrs: bailout… and suspension of the elections?*
army to build 'minority report' fast iris scan*
spies warn that al-CIAda aims for october surprise*
video: military initiates martial law missions oct 1*
US troops In homeland 'crowd control' patrols from october 1st*
why is a US army brigade being assigned to the 'homeland'?*
feds give customs agents free hand to seize travelers’ documents*
an exercise in security at 150 railroad stations*
pandemic flu exercise underway in illinois*
US homeland security to utilize physiological screeners to pinpoint terrorists*
exercise tests border readiness*
police may stop responding to some crimes*
cubic corp: nyc-wmd disaster scenario*
senate passes bill creating copyright czar*
copyright czar's fate in bush's hands; veto looms*
documents reveal massive dhs border spying ops*
video: rep burgess says congress 'under martial law' to pass banker bailout bill*
video: rep kaptur warns 'there are domestic enemies to the republic'*
wwiii drills codenamed joint warrior*
congresswoman: criminal insiders behind bailout bill*
martial law hysteria taken out of context*
army's deal with sears has some seeing red
bush had no plan to catch bin laden after 9/11*
clarion responds, as new details emerge about 'radical islam' dvd*
ex-cia official, dusty foggo, pleads guilty to fraud*
a timeline of US policy disasters*
software lets users manipulate passport data*
bill would ban suspicionless laptop searches*
directed energy weapons/active denial systems*
officials: texas lab with dangerous pathogens secured*
media blackout on west side of galveston*
air force sprays mosquitoes*
fda proposes regulations for genetically engineered animals*
13K infants hospitalized due to tainted milk*
contaminated baby's milk induces wave of child illness in china*
animals sick from chinese milk*
media cries foul when county stops fluoridating water*
mobile phone use 'raises children’s risk of brain cancer fivefold'*
media reports exaggerate cell phone risks again*
video: peta urges ben & jerry's to use human milk*
peta: 'use human breast milk in ice cream'*
army investigating possible chemical exposure*
officials urge more americans to get flu shots*
heart disease & diabetes linked to plastics*
british water might be laced with drugs
new documentary features jfk’s connection to hyannisport*
jfk's 'sacred ground'*
3 reasons jfk was murdered*
jfk's murder solved by smu physics?*
messing with the zohan*
'i am legend' & the depopulation agenda*
spike lee's wwii film causes uproar in italy*
ron paul's presidential endorsement. for real, this time*
ron paul endorses constitution party nominee chuck baldwin for president*
video: ron paul on fox*
video: ron paul on the failed bailout vote*
'manchurian' candidate cover story for american mind control experimentation: US pow's during the korean war*
witness changed her story during rosenberg spy case*
35yrs after original 9/11: new transcripts of kissinger’s role in chilean coup*
usaid key weapon in dirty war on latin america*
flashback to 1994: american militia, media spin*
nazi-linked corporations: paying the piper, reaping the returns*
coca-cola & the nazis: british comedian publicizes coke's nazi past*
shanghai cooperation organization starts anti-terror drill in russia*
russian nuclear warship & venezuela war games*
kim jong Il may have suffered stroke, intel official says*
kim's death could destablize north korea*
no one convicted of terror plot to bomb planes*
liquid bomb 'terror plot' collapses in court*
israeli hacker known as 'the analyzer' suspected of hacking again*
israeli police want olmert indicted*
olmert to resign as israeli prime minister*
livni wins party vote to succeed olmert in israel*
video: terrorist's daughter is new israeli prime minister!*
israel asked US for green light to bomb 'nuclear sites' in iran*
bob baer: bet on israel bombing iran*
ukraine’s government falls apart*
video: ukraine's government collapses*
blair goes back to school - as yale religion prof*
US warns of punitive measures against russia*
australia plans mass surveillance system*
china false flag? saic, fcs, stratcom +*
russian nuke bomber flies within 90 seconds of uk*
pentagon’s new africacom raises suspicions about US motives*
calls for a global monetary authority*
US mint suspends sale of 24-karat gold coins*
no bailout for wall st*
video: how the markets really work (from 2007)*
who is henry paulson?*
bailout failure ‘will cause US crash’*
protests on wall st: what the news media isn't showing you*
uk govt nationalizes bradford & bingley*
a global financial system?*
dow drops 777 points*
‘1929 was for pussies’*
house website crumbles under weight of complaints*
collateral news: under the radar #1
from collateral news: Here are 3 stories that received little or no press coverage due to the current turmoil. Vote for the one that bugs the most and we'll make it a full length story in the coming weeks.
from thinkprogress: Louisiana State Rep. John LaBruzzo (R) recently stirred controversy by advocating a form of eugenics to decrease the number of poor. “I realized that all these people were in Louisiana’s care and what a massive financial responsibility that is to the state,” he said. “I said, ‘I wonder if it might be a good idea to pay some of these people to get sterilized.’” His plan would also give tax incentives to the rich to encourage procreation. Appearing on CNN today, LaBruzzo defended his proposal by arguing that “the taxpayers of America are kind of getting fed up” with supporting welfare programs. He cited the “totally reliant” residents who relied on government evacuations during Hurricane Katrina. When CNN’s Kyra Phillips asked why he couldn’t invest in education and poverty-reduction programs, LaBruzzo faulted the media for focusing too much attention on his eugenics program.
But this week, LaBruzzo explicitly ruled out more common sense solutions. “LaBruzzo said other, mainstream strategies for attacking poverty, such as education reforms and programs informing people about family planning issues, have repeatedly failed to solve the problem,” the Times-Picayune reported. LaBruzzo seems to be dead serious about implementing the plan. He “gathering statistics” now and is planning to introduce legislation “if he finds that the number of people on welfare has increased” over the past decades.
none dare call it eugenics!
magazine promotes sterilization for women in their 20’s
from paul joseph watson: A popular women’s magazine in the UK recently featured an article entitled, Young, Single and Sterilized, in which women in their 20’s discussed why they had undergone an operation to prevent them from ever having children. The article is little more than PR for a “women’s charity” called Marie Stopes International, an organization that carries out abortions and sterilizations and was founded by a Nazi eugenicist who advocated compulsory sterilization of non-whites and “those of bad character”. The story appears in a weekly magazine called Love It (click for PDF enlargement). One of the women featured in the article, Chloe, explains why she decided to have herself sterilized at the age of just 20.
33 disturbing but true facts about eugenics
planned parenthood accused of 'genocide' on blacks since 1921
from memphis rap: A "genocide on the black community," is what a group of African-American pastors is saying about The Planned Parenthood Federation of America. According to the pastors and other activists, the birth control center and abortion provider has had a racist agenda since its beginnings in 1921. "Every day … over 1,500 black babies are murdered inside the black woman’s womb," said Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, of Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND) and, according to Peterson, there "is a race issue." The group held a press conference in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, D.C. and stated that they are angry at results of recent "undercover" inquiries into several Planned Parenthood clinics across the country.
on aborting 'defective' children
british govt chooses hitler-loving abortion movt pioneer for stamps
from lifesite: Marie Stopes, the notorious early 20th century contraception campaigner, eugenicist and anti-Semite, did for Britain what Margaret Sanger did for the US: preached the doctrines of eugenics and promoted contraception and sterilisation to achieve "racial hygiene." So successful was she at altering British society in favour of her eugenics doctrines, the British government has chosen her to be included in a "Women of Distinction" line of stamps. The Royal Mail announced this weekend that the face of Marie Stopes, who advocated the sterilisation of poor women to promote the "welfare of the race", will feature on the 50p stamp. The stamps will be available beginning 14 October 2008. Columnist Gerald Warner wrote on his weblog at the Daily Telegraph, "Considering the hysteria nowadays attaching to issues of race, at first sight it seems extraordinary that Stopes should have earned commemoration on a stamp. To the [politically correct] establishment, however, even racist peccadilloes can be ignored to honour a pioneer who helped promote the anti-life culture and relieve women of the intolerable trauma of giving birth to a child with a cleft palate."
informed consent or institutionalized eugenics? how the medical profession encourages abortion of fetuses with down syndrome
youtube blocks videos exposing planned parenthood's support for race-selective abortion
major anti-immigrant figure can't pretend he's not a racist anymore
planned parenthood's dirty little secrets
from daily campus: Planned Parenthood, an organization that claims to promote women's health and well-being, has a deeply stained history of racism, hatred and lies. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, summed up the purpose of her organization with this statement: "More children from the fit, less from the unfit." It sounds like something out of Nazi Germany, like eugenics or creating a master race. Sanger founded the American Birth Control League in 1923, which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. She was a passionate advocate for eugenics, a movement that essentially tried to wipe out any human being deemed genetically "unfit." Another well-known fan of eugenics? Adolf Hitler.
election 2008 & the eugenics issue
'logan's run' revisited
from eursoc: A duty to die? Remember the old sci-fi movie Logan's Run? A few centuries from now, population growth puts so much pressure on the world's resources, it is decided that the young should lead sybaritic lifestyles while the old - that it, anyone over 30 - are killed off to prevent them taking up space. It could well be a parable for our times. It takes two centuries plus countless catastrophes for the Logan's Run dystopia to be created, but the idea that those who are a drain on resources should be eliminated would have to gain respectable currency somewhere along the way. Who better then to speak the unspeakable than 84 year old Baroness Warnock, who has argued that euthanasia should not only be legal but that the elderly and infirm should be pressed towards death. Baroness Warnock speaks as one of Britain's most respected and best-connected authorities on health and ethics. She is described by the Daily Telegraph as Britain's leading moral philosopher, and in the 1980s sat on a committee which advised on embryo research.
judge says: don't get pregnant; lapsed law sees new life
Monday, September 29, 2008
from billboard: Thievery Corporation's fifth album, "Radio Retaliation," will emerge Sept. 23 on CD via the duo's own ESL Music, with a digital release scheduled for two weeks earlier. That version will include the bonus track "Philosopher's Stone" through Sept. 23. Among the album's guests are world music all-stars Femi Kuti, Seu Jorge, Anushka Shankar and Jana Andevska, as well as Go-Go pioneer Chuck Brown. Group member Rob Garza says the project is a "more overt political statement," with colleague Eric Hilton adding that it's "about an exodus of conscious people who are willing to acknowledge something is wrong with the 'official version' in news and culture."
"sound the alarm ... it's martial law"
from intl news: Two US jetfighters Saturday night again intruded into Pakistan airspace over South Waziristan area, causing panic among the tribesman. However, neither the security forces nor the tribesmen fired upon the fighter planes. Sources in the tribal agency confirmed to The News that two US jetfighters for about 25 minutes hovered over Angoor Adda, Baghar and Momin Tangi area of the agency. The planes that came across the border from troubled Paktika province of Afghanistan, after the flight over the area went back without any action.
taseer says ‘will impose economic martial law, if empowered’
from daily times: Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer says if empowered, he will impose an ‘economic martial law’ and resolve the economic problems facing Pakistan. Speaking on Geo TV’s Aik Din Geo Kay Saath [A day with Geo], Taseer said he remained in prison when Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif was chief minister of Punjab, adding, “But neither I begged for pardon nor did I bow before anyone.”
20 questions about 9/20
pakistan on 'red alert'
from cbs/ap: Pakistan's security officials put all of the country's airports on "red alert" Thursday after intelligence warnings of a suicide attack. "We had very credible information of a suicide attempt in Islamabad which prompted this step," a senior security official told CBS News' Farhan Bokhari. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to address the matter
pakistan's soldiers fire on US copters
from danger room: Their president may be getting all flirty with our VP candidate. In the meantime, Pakistan's troops and American forces are getting into firefights with increasing regularity. The latest incident: Pakistani soldiers fired on U.S. helicopters - while those choppers were still in Afghan airspace. The shooting comes just a day after an American Predator spy drone mysteriously went down in Pakistan, and a week after Pakistani generals ordered their soldiers to "open fire" if U.S. troops crossed the border. Reports of skirmishes between American and Pakistani forces have become more and more common. But mostly, they've been based on semi-reliable Pakistani accounts, or on second-hand information. American officials have been reluctant to confirm anything, on the record. But this latest incident was reported by the Pentagon's own Armed Forces Press Service...
UPDATE: As soon as this post was published yesterday, commenter Jim smelled something fishy with the Pentagon's version of what went down. He wrote, "Pakistan troops on the Pakistani side of the border initiated small arms fire against the helicopters while they were 'still a mile inside Afghan airspace.' Now, the range of most small arms is, at best, 1000 yards. A helicopter pilot would be lucky to even see an AK muzzle flash from a mile away, slightly more if its a heavier machinegun. Methinks someone is lying, and it isn't the Pakistanis." Turns out, Jim was dead-on. This was a firefight between Pakistani and U.S.-Afghan ground patrols, American officials tells the Washington Post.
official story of pakistan truck bombing is a lie
from rogue government: The recent truck bombing at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad Pakistan has been sold to the people of the world as an operation conducted by a blood thirsty Al-Qaeda suicide bomber. The official story states that an Al-Qaeda suicide bomber blew up the Marriott Hotel with a truck bomb killing 53 people and injuring hundreds. Surveillance video of the so called truck bomb that they claim caused all of this death and destruction showed an explosion so weak that it was incapable of doing any real damage to a security shack that was located just a few feet away from where the truck was parked. People who were roughly 15 to 20 feet from the blast were even able to run away from the explosion. It is laughable to think that this truck bomb was responsible for causing massive damage to the Marriott Hotel killing and injuring all of those people. Watching the video is proof that it was just a cover story for the real operation. Foreign news outlets including the Daily Pakistan reported that there was a contingent of U.S. Marines who were in the hotel guarding boxes with unknown contents at the same time that this truck bombing occurred. With all this in mind, it is obvious that we are not getting the full story.
What’s even more ridiculous about the official story is the fact that they want us to believe that an Al-Qaeda suicide bomber would attack a hotel in a country that is on uncertain terms with the United States. In fact, the Pakistan military has recently been in combat with U.S. military units that have violated their national border. The official story simply doesn’t make any sense and can easily be written off as a lie.
flashback: pakistan in the crosshairs: bombs, blackops & bhutto
marriott-attack, 9/11 executed by US*
cctv footage shows bombing of islamabad marriott*
militants claim marriott attack *
because you'll believe anything: unknown terrorist group claims responsibility for marriot bombing*
a stopped truck, 3 confused minutes & a horrible blast*
official: warning on terrorist attack in islamabad received 3 days before atack*
foreign press reports 'marriott marines mystery'*
why would 'terrorists' want to decapitate anti-US leadership in pakistan?*
what was that mysterious activity in the marriott by US marines?*
update: pakistan replaces chief of powerful spy agency
from afp: Pakistan has appointed a new head of its powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, amid US accusations that the military spy organisation secretly backs Taliban rebels on the Afghan border. Lieutenant General Ahmed Shujaa Pasha, formerly head of military operations, was named director general of the ISI late Monday, a terse military statement announced. He replaces Lieutenant General Nadeem Taj. The move is part of a major shake-up of the army's top brass after US, Afghan and Indian officials alleged in recent months that the shadowy organisation was complicit in the Taliban insurgency wracking the region.
update: several killed in US drone attack
from bbc: A pilotless American drone has fired missiles in a border area of Pakistan, killing at least four people, Pakistani security officials say. Officials said a house was hit near the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan and nine people were injured. Reports say the missiles were fired after the drone was shot at. Tension between the US and Pakistan has increased over cross-border incursions against militants by American military based in Afghanistan.
update: continuing US losses will lead to military strikes on pakistan
from daily times: If the United States forces in Afghanistan continue to suffer casualties inflicted by insurgents crossing over from Pakistan, the next administration, whether Republican or Democratic, will come under tremendous public pressure to make direct strikes on Pakistani targets, according to three South Asia experts. The observation came at a meeting organised by Khawaja M Ashraf, president of the Pakistani-American Congress, here on Sunday. The three experts who spoke on the prevailing situation in the region were, Walter Andersen of the Johns Hopkins University, Rodney Jones, who runs a local consultancy, and Jonathan Landay of McClatchy Newspapers, who has extensive experience of traveling in and writing about the region.
from governor.mo.gov: Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.
“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.
“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.
“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.
“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.”
obama signs vandalized in california neighborhood (false flag?)
from raw replay: Authorities in Carmichael, California are investigating a rash of vandalism that has targeted Obama/Biden signs in one neighborhood. This video is from CBS 13 Sacramento, broadcast September 29, 2008.
thieves target obama yard signs in new york
from whec-tv: There is a theft ring in some parts of Monroe County. But these thieves aren't trying to break into your home, just your front yard. Dozens of Barack Obama lawn signs have been stolen in Brighton and Irondequoit. Others have been vandalized. Jane Bleeg stands at her living room window, dying to catch the person who keeps stealing her Obama signs... Police have been upfront with the supporters like Jane Bleeg, telling them it's not likely the suspects will be caught.
fannie/freddie execs now offering advice to obama
from worldnetdaily: Campaign contributions from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made to Barack Obama may backfire if the Democratic presidential hopeful wages an aggressive campaign to cast blame on rival John McCain and the Republicans in Congress for the mortgage-related losses that forced the U.S. Treasury to take over the quasi-governmental mortgage giants. A review of Federal Election Commission records back to 1989 reveals Obama in his three complete years in the Senate is the second largest recipient of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae campaign contributions, behind only Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., the powerful chairman of the Senate banking committee. Dodd was first elected to the Senate in 1980. According to OpenSecrets.com, from 1989 to 2008, Dodd received $165,400 in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac campaign contributions, including contributions from PACs and individuals, followed by Obama, who received $126,349 in such contributions since being elected to the Senate in 2004.
'unauthorized biography of barack h obama' by webster tarpley
from progressive press: A massive, devastating exposé. Obama, a classic existentialist anti-hero, is utterly without principles – perfect for a career in the most corrupt turf in the USA, the Chicago political machine. Fraud and graft reach dizzying heights – his close cronies, the felons Al-Samarrae, Auchi and Rezko, have stolen hundreds of millions. Obama and his controller Zbigniew Brzezinski will take us to the cleaners like we’ve never been before.
we are change confronts brzezinski (3rd time)
from youtube: Brian Kenny from WeAreChange confronts Zbigniew Brzezinski on the Brian Lehrer Radio Show, 9/26/08.
obama vows to stop america's shitty jobs from going overseas
from the onion: In an appeal to working class voters, Barack Obama claimed his economic plan would save millions of backbreaking, mind-numbing shitty jobs.
obama’s ‘my muslim faith’ gaffe fuels new round of rumor-busting
from fox news: Barack Obama's campaign brushed off suggestions Monday that a verbal gaffe the Democratic candidate made during a weekend television interview is anything more than just that. In an interview Sunday with ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos, Obama tried to suggest that FOX News and others "closely allied" to Republicans are promulgating the notion that the Illinois senator is Muslim.
mccain attacks mika brzezinski as obama ’supporter’
from raw replay: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski talked with John McCain about the accuracy of his campaign advertisements. McCain replied, “I know you’re a supporter of Senator Obama, if you would urge him to come and do town hall meetings with me as i’ve asked him to do time after time, the whole tenor of the campaign would change.” Brzezinski took exception to being labeled as an Obama supporter and reminded McCain that her brother works for his campaign. This video is from MSNBC’s Morning Joe, broadcast September 16, 2008.
(COMMENT: Actually, McCain may have a point here, since Mika’s father, Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor to Carter, is a top policy advisor for Barack Obama’s campaign. Though, for all I know, she supports/supported some other globalist puppet. But, it just goes to show how closely related the tightly-controlled propaganda-news wing is to the tightly-controlled two party dictatorship.)
related: scarborough breaks camera in confrontation
Sunday, September 28, 2008
from un news: The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom today called for a new global financial system to bring an end to the current economic turmoil, laying out five principles on which the order should be based as he addressed the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate. “This has been an era of global prosperity. It has been an era also of global turbulence,” Gordon Brown said at United Nations Headquarters in New York. To bring an end to the culture of irresponsibility, “we must now build a new global financial order founded on transparency, not opacity; rewarding success, not excess; responsibility, not impunity; and which is global, not national.”
bailout plan gains key support
from wsj: The emerging plan to rescue wounded U.S. financial markets received the tentative support of both presidential candidates and key lawmakers Sunday, as days of haggling over the $700 billion package appeared to be coming to a close. "I'd like to see the details, but hopefully, yes," Sen. John McCain, (R., Ariz.) said when asked on ABC's "This Week" if he would support the plan. "The outlines that I have read of it, this is something that all of us will swallow hard and go forward with. The option of doing nothing is simply not an acceptable option." Lawmakers plan to vote on the bailout measure on Monday. Final details haven't been released yet, but the agreement will include significant oversight of the Treasury Department's purchases of troubled assets, executive compensation restrictions, the potential for equity stakes in firms that participate in the asset-sale program, and other taxpayer protections. "I'm not happy with the whole situation, but we have something we can support," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Sunday.
is our 'financial crisis' a new 9/11?
chumps think so & i do, too
from winter patriot: I've seen a remarkable number of mentions of 9/11 in connection with the current so-called "financial crisis". Most of them have come from people who seem to have no knowledge of or interest in what actually happened on 9/11. And yet they all seem to "get" the parallel. How odd. Or maybe not. The most prominent common features, in my view, between the so-called "terrorist attacks" of 2001 and the so-called "financial crisis" of 2008 are: It's an inside job - a terrorist attack of unprecedented scope and scale - enabled by statements from politicians and the media which are chock-full of lies and spin. There was nothing sudden about it; it was forseen by many and could have been prevented if the government had wanted to prevent it. Instead it has been encouraged, and facilitated, by the very people who claim to be keeping you safe. But you can see that they don't want you to feel safe. They want you to be afraid, very afraid.
ron paul: greenspan & bernanke should be criminally charged
from paul joseph watson: Congressman Ron Paul says that the bailout bill is likely to pass, heralding a 10-year plus economic depression for America and the potential for martial law should civil unrest arise as the financial meltdown worsens. Speaking on The Alex Jones Show, Paul said of the bailout, “They want dictatorship, they want to pass all the penalties and suffering on to the average person on Main Street,” adding, “We will have a depression or recession, it’s locked in place due to previous Federal Reserve actions... When they say that if we don’t do exactly as they say and turn over more of our money and more of our liberties and exempt themselves from any court in the whole nation, they’re trying to intimidate us and lead us into doing the wrong thing,” said Paul. The Congressman added that serious problems would arise if nothing was done to address the problem, but that more serious consequences would follow should the bailout be passed... Asked if civil unrest was a possibility in the midst of an economic depression, referencing a recent Army Times report concerning the use of active duty military being brought back from Iraq for “Homeland patrols” and “crowd control,” Paul questioned, “Are we going to have martial law or are we going to have more freedoms? The more problems that we have, the more likely it is that we’re going to have martial law, so I do think they anticipate and they plan for these things.”
US banking collapse a 'controlled demolition'
from op-ed news: What does the rest of the world know that we don't? The United States Dollar is dead. While we are being jerked around by the mainstream media here at home, the rest of the world has already drawn the final conclusion for us, and what they are saying about us isn't pretty. We are in the middle of a crisis much larger than most Americans could imagine, a portion of America can't even handle it, for that matter. The Bailout is an awful idea, and the majority of Americans realize that. There is even a provision that would grant Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson dictatorial powers, and that is obviously insane, but here we are debating it. It's like asking a dead man whether he wants to be buried or cremated; it's a non issue and Congress is just playing a game to distract the American people. We need to move ahead, and we should begin with taking our country back from the tyrants. Hank Paulson has already taken control of the US banking system; journalist and expert economist Max Keiser compares Paulson to the 9/11 hijackers, calling him a financial terrorist. Keiser has been making his rounds on international broadcasts, including France 24 and Press TV where he compares the collapse of the US banking system to WTC 7 - "a controlled demolition."
evidence that bush will exploit 'crisis' to declare martial law
from existentialist cowboy: Having spent '35 of the last 60 months' patrolling Iraq armed and in uniform, the 1st Brigade Combat Team has been re-assigned. According to the Army Times, it will perform the same duties in the United States - or, as the Times puts it - "at home"... Excuse me! I believe that the 'goddamned piece of paper' - otherwise known as the Constitution of the United States --makes the use of armed forces against American citizens on American soil a matter of 'high treason' i.,e the government waging 'war' upon the people, a matter that is expressly forbidden by the "Goddamn piece of paper", Article III...
meanwhile, benjamin fulford is claiming the US economy will fail on september 30, setting the stage for the combat brigades...
It was part of a trillion-dollar stop-gap measure to keep programs running through next March, allowing lawmakers to skip town without passing a final budget. The Associated Press reports, "The legislation came together in a remarkably secret process that concentrated decision-making power in the hands of a few lawmakers."
In keeping with the tradition of recent years, Bush held a gun to his own head and threatened to pull the trigger if his demands weren't met. According to the AP, "To earn President Bush's signature rather than a veto, House and Senate negotiators dropped several provisions he opposed. They include a ban on private interrogators in U.S. military detention facilities and what would have amounted to congressional veto power over a security pact with Iraq."
In other words, Congress also maintained recent tradition, swearing not to give Bush a blank check and then whipping out their pens and signing a blank check.
The number that the House sent to the Senate for "defense" -- $612 billion for the coming year -- is eye-popping. Imagine a stack of 612,000 million-dollar bills. Quite a pile.
That number's a sham, however. The budget calls for $68.6 billion for the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009. War costs this year totaled $182 billion, according to the Federation of American Scientists.
The House passed the Brobdingnagian spending measure 11 months after George W. Bush vetoed a bill - one passed with a lot of bipartisan support - that would have added $7 billion measly dollars per year to the State Children's Health Insurance Program, covering 4 million more uninsured children. You'd be hard-pressed to find a clearer sign of national psychosis.
update: senate clears defense authorization bill
Saturday, September 27, 2008
from iht: A month after the FBI declared that a U.S. Army scientist was the anthrax killer of 2001, leading members of Congress are demanding more information about the seven-year investigation, saying they do not think that the bureau has proved its case.
In a letter sent Friday to Robert Mueller 3rd, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Democratic leaders of the House Judiciary Committee said that "important and lingering questions remain that are crucial for you to address, especially since there will never be a trial to examine the facts of the case."
The scientist, Bruce Ivins, committed suicide in July, and Mueller is likely to face demands for additional answers about the anthrax case when he appears before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on Sept. 16 and 17.
"My conclusion at this point is that it's very much an open matter," Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the top Republican on the Senate committee, said of the strength of the case against Ivins, a microbiologist at the army's biodefense laboratory who worked on anthrax vaccines. "There are some very serious questions that have yet to be answered and need to be made public."
anthrax case to be reviewed by panel
from washington times: FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III told lawmakers Tuesday that an independent panel will review the science that the bureau relied on to conclude a troubled Army microbiologist carried out the 2001 anthrax attacks. "We're in discussions with and are going to request the National Academy of Sciences review the work that was done in the course of this investigation," Mr. Mueller testified before the House Judiciary Committee. "But as I say, the national academy is an independent entity and will be conducting a review."
the fbi's mail-sorting theory doesn't add up
from george washington: The FBI claims that mail-sorting equipment crushed the killer anthrax in the letters to Senators Daschle and Leahy down to a fine powder. Is that possible? Well, the anthrax spores in the Daschle letter were 1.5 to 3 microns, according to the Washington Post. See also (this). There are 25,400 microns in an inch. Mail-sorting equipment is generally built to handle letters at least 1/4 inch thick. Correspondingly, U.S. Postal Service guidelines allow letters to be up to 1/4 of an inch thick.
Here is one of the U.S. Postal Service's mail sorting machines which actually processed an anthrax letter in 2001 (although probably not the one which processed the Leahy and Daschle letters): What does this all mean? 1/4 of an inch equals 6,350 microns. So the FBI is trying to say that a mail-sorting machine which is designed to process letters 6,350 microns thick crushed something down to 3 microns . . . 2,116 times smaller than the type of envelope sorting machines are designed to handle. I don't know about you, but my mail isn't crushed into oblivion when I get it.
On the other hand, the LA Times hints at a more likely explanation: "Since the early 1990s, U.S. Army scientists at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah have made small quantities of weapons-grade anthrax that is virtually identical to the powdery spores used in the bioterrorist attacks that have killed five people, government sources say."
scientist concedes 'honest mistake' about weaponized anthrax
from latimes: An acclaimed government scientist who assisted the federal investigation of the 2001 anthrax mailings said Tuesday that he erred seven years ago when he told top Bush administration officials that material he examined probably had been altered to make it more deadly. The scientist, Peter B. Jahrling, had observed anthrax spores with the aid of an electron microscope at the government's biological warfare research facility at Ft. Detrick, Md... "I believe I made an honest mistake," Jahrling said in response to questions e-mailed to him for this article, adding that he had been "overly impressed" by what he thought he saw under the microscope. "I should never have ventured into this area,"
leahy: others involved in anthrax attacks
from abc: Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy told FBI Director Robert Mueller during testimony before his committee that he did not believe Army scientist Bruce Ivins acted alone in the 2001 anthrax attacks. "I believe there are others involved, either as accessories before or accessories after the fact," said the Vermont Democrat who received an anthrax-tainted letter. "I believe that there are others out there. I believe there are others who could be charged with murder."
anthrax-case affidavits add to bizarre portrait of suspect
from nytimes: A judge unsealed a new batch of court documents in the anthrax case on Wednesday, filling in further details of the bizarre behavior of Bruce E. Ivins, the Army scientist who the F.B.I. has said carried out the letter attacks of 2001. Last September, according to a sworn statement from an F.B.I. agent, Dr. Ivins sent himself an exuberant e-mail message under the heading “Finally! I know Who mailed the anthrax!” He did not identify the perpetrator but said he was close to assembling the final proof. “I’m not looking forward to everybody getting dragged through the mud, but at least it will all be over,” Dr. Ivins wrote, adding, “I should have been a private eye!!!!” and signing the message “Bruce.”
ivins bragged to himself in an email that he knew anthrax killer
from raw replay: Bruce Ivins, the Army scientist accused of carrying out the 2001 anthrax attacks, e-mailed himself last year saying he knew who the killer was. According to an FBI affidavit, the e-mail was dated Sept. 2007. This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast September 25, 2008.
anthrax case stays open: why did the fbi let the ft detrick scientists investigate themselves?
from truthout: The Congressional anthrax hearings of September 16-17 revealed that public pressure is keeping the doors open in the anthrax case. FBI Director Robert Mueller promised that the FBI will provide their evidence to a panel of experts for scientific evaluation. The battle will now turn to the independence of this panel, and whether "all evidence" or merely "scientific evidence" will be under review.
During the hearings, Mueller found himself under fire by Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman John Conyers for not having answers to their questions. Republican Arlen Specter was furious at Mueller for his unwillingness to assure them that Congress would have a role in determining the panel's composition.
Meanwhile, new evidence shows just how deeply wrong ABC and Washington Post reporters have been over the years on their coverage of the anthrax attacks. They can't have it both ways: Either they made repeated "mistakes" by relying on their sources, or several people deliberately lied in order to advance war on Iraq.
In his recent book Taking Heat, former White House secretary Ari Fleischer wrote that Bush was more shook up by the anthrax attacks than by any other event. White House officials repeatedly pressed Mueller to prove it was a second-wave assault by al-Qaeda or Iraq. After days of provocative statements designed to scare the American people, Cheney himself believed that he had been exposed to anthrax. Although the test results were negative, October 18, 2001, was the moment when Cheney decided to withdraw to an "undisclosed location" and carry biodefense protection during all of his mysterious travels.
fbi won’t release documents on anthrax suspect
from freep: The FBI is declining to release at least 15,000 pages of documents related to the now-deceased prime suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks despite lingering suspicions that the bureau has accused the wrong man.
In August, the FBI and Justice Department identified Bruce Ivins, a former microbiologist at the U.S. Army’s biological weapons research center at Ft. Detrick, Md., as the “only person involved” in the attacks that killed five people.
But David Hardy, the section chief of the FBI’s records management division, notified McClatchy Newspapers that his office couldn’t immediately release the records because there were “investigative leads still open” and the FBI needed to withhold the documents to protect confidential sources, privacy, law enforcement techniques and a suspect’s right to a fair trial.
McClatchy had filed a request for the documents under the federal Freedom of Information Act, which generally permits the release of records of a dead person. Ivins committed suicide in July.
mailmen may deliver anti-anthrax drugs
from washington times: If there ever is another anthrax attack, the letter carrier may deliver your antibiotics. Federal health officials are beginning a project in Minneapolis-St. Paul to let letter carriers stockpile a personal supply of emergency antibiotics so they are protected and ready to deliver aid to the rest of the city at a moment's notice.
"These letter carriers are being asked to put their lives on the line to help their communities," Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said Wednesday. By ensuring they are protected first, "the carriers can be ready on short notice to take to the streets."
The project aims to overcome a big hurdle of emergency planning. The government has much drugs stockpiled in case of future bioterrorism, but few ways to get them quickly to panicked citizens. Leavitt noted that if someone possibly has inhaled anthrax, the chances of survival are best if antibiotic treatment begins within 48 hours.