Tuesday, August 15, 2006
August 15, 2006: Recent links of interest
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 8:26 P GMT-05
Plot 'almost allowed to come to fruition' - putting 3,000 lives at risk - intelligence agencies wanted to arrest suspects after alleged date of mass attack
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 8:05 P GMT-05
Social dynamics often are critical as well. Soldiers and cops forge deep bonds with their colleagues and some studies report that their greatest fear on the battlefield or in the line of fire is not dying but letting their buddies down -- a potent motivator for killing.
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 7:20 P GMT-05
According to data provided to the GAO, substantiated cases of wrongdoing jumped from about 400 cases in 2004 to almost 630 in 2005. Criminal cases -- such as sexual harassment or falsifying medical records -- more than doubled in those years, jumping from 30 incidents to 70.
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 6:58 P GMT-05
The Islamic militant group also fired at least 10 rockets in southern Lebanon, but none crossed the border into Israel. On Monday, at least six Hezbollah militiamen were killed by Israeli troops waiting for a peacekeeping force before beginning a full-scale withdrawal.
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 6:27 P GMT-05
The truth is that there is not the slightest shred of evidence produced anywhere to put any of these people on trial for attempting to bomb anything, anywhere.
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 5:46 P GMT-05
During Hurricane Katrina, Benilda Caixeta, a New Orleans resident with quadriplegia, tried for two days to seek refuge at the Superdome. Despite repeated phone calls to authorities, help never arrived for Caixeta. Days later, she was found dead in her apartment, floating next to her wheelchair.
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 2:20 P GMT-05
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 2:11 P GMT-05
We are starting to notice a disturbing and growing trend whereby truth activists are being linked with terror suspects in a ploy of guilt by association that echoes back to the days when the Patriot movement was linked with Timothy McVeigh by the Clinton administration after the Oklahoma City Bombing.
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 2:08 P GMT-05
Other recent 9/11 hit pieces have slandered the 9/11 truth movement as having a violent extremist undertone. No incidents of violence at any 9/11 truth convergence or protest have ever occurred and organizers consistently advocate purely peaceful demonstrations.
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 1:51 P GMT-05
A brain scan showed a worsening cerebral condition, and the former prime minister also is suffering from pneumonia in both lungs, a hospital statement said.
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 1:49 P GMT-05
The announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency came nearly three months after Sierra Club tested 31 trailers in Mississippi and Louisiana and found that all but two of them had higher-than-acceptable levels of formaldehyde. Some hurricane survivors living in the trailers have complained of burning eyes, throat irritation, respiratory and sinus problems, persistent coughing, rashes and nose bleeds.
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 1:46 P GMT-05
First, I would designate Ground Zero as a crime scene, and encourage anyone with samples of air, parts of fallen buildings, photographs or movies of any part of the collapsed buildings, structural beams showing their condition and any cuts, any equipment to cut beams, the names of any companies contracted to work in the area or anything else to help reconstruct what happened on and after 9/11, and to identify companies and individuals who could be interviewed by my 9/11 investigators.
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 1:22 P GMT-05
Bill Christison, a CIA analyst for 28 and a half years, has emerged after 5 years of downplaying 9/11 skepticism, as a proponent for new 9/11 investigations. He joins Mel Goodman, David MacMichaels and Ray McGovern as a critic of the 9/11 Commission, but goes further, endorsing some 9/11 theories, and giving them priorities
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 1:08 P GMT-05
More to the point, it is equally true that Bush desperately needs the terrorists. They are his last frail hope for political survival. They divert public attention, at least momentarily, from his disastrous war in Iraq and his shameful abuses of the Constitution. The "news" of terror -- whether real or fantasized -- reduces American politics to its most primitive impulses, the realm of fear-and-smear where George Bush is at his best.
Monday, 14 August 2006 3:44 A GMT-05
The historical association between Bush officials, government and private intelligence networks and clandestine operations argues against the notion that incompetence allowed 9/11 to occur, and therefore this fact must raise suspicion.
Monday, 14 August 2006 2:14 A GMT-05
The movie could make anyone want to get out there and DEMAND the truth, because the evidence, so plainly put, points to nothing but lies and cover-ups.
Monday, 14 August 2006 2:00 A GMT-05
Twenty-four IDF soldiers were killed on Saturday in the bloodiest day of clashes in southern Lebanon since the fighting began over a month ago.
Monday, 14 August 2006 1:57 A GMT-05
The IDF shot down a Hizbullah UAV that had crossed into Israeli airspace on Sunday night. It was filled with explosives. Another unmanned aerial vehicle fell out of the sky on Sunday night and crashed near Tyre, due to a mechanical failure. The IAF also destroyed five long-range rocket launchers in Lebanon on Sunday afternoon.
Monday, 14 August 2006 1:53 A GMT-05
Alex predicts the next "terra" attack. Get busy, the time is NOW!!
Monday, 14 August 2006 1:49 A GMT-05
Page, 24, has asked to fire his lawyer, forgo appeals and die by lethal injection for his role in the March 13, 2000, slaying of 19-year-old Chester Poage. Page and two other men beat, stabbed and tortured Poage in Higgins Gulch near Spearfish in the Black Hills of western South Dakota.
Monday, 14 August 2006 1:27 A GMT-05
Critics have suggested that if it had been published earlier it might have cost President Bush re-election. Bill Keller, the Times' executive editor, has given varying answers about this. Did he mislead readers last December by stating that he had held the article for "a year" to place that after the election? Later he said, vaguely, "more than year."
Monday, 14 August 2006 12:29 A GMT-05
Of the estimated 1,200 mostly Arab and Muslim men detained nationwide as potential suspects or witnesses in the Sept. 11 investigation, Benatta would earn a dubious distinction: Human rights groups say the former Algerian air force lieutenant was locked up the longest.
Monday, 14 August 2006 12:14 A GMT-05
When one does a search for the name of David Schippers in The 9/11 Commission Report, however, one finds not a single reference.
Monday, 14 August 2006 12:13 A GMT-05
Montgomery County's finest obliged him with an arrest at about 9:30PM Friday evening after trying a little friendly persuasion to get him to leave voluntarily. Slesinger made it clear that he would stop leafletting only when placed under arrest and with that he was led to the squad car and handcuffed.
Sunday, 13 August 2006 2:51 A GMT-05
Thousands of men, summoned by midnight phone calls, drop everything and report for duty. No questions asked.