Thursday, September 07, 2006
September 7, 2006: Recent links of interest
Thursday, 7 September 2006 4:11 P GMT-05
Yeah, laws suck, man. Especially when you wanna break them. And between the praise of torture (no matter what Bush calls it), the dismissing of the American justice system, and the vow to continue all of it, the Rude Pundit is left with this question: exactly what country are we fighting for? Because it's become appallingly clear that it sure as hell ain't the United States in any recognizable form anymore.
Thursday, 7 September 2006 4:03 P GMT-05
Thursday, 7 September 2006 3:56 P GMT-05
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas confirmed Tuesday that a deal had been reached to secure the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit.
Thursday, 7 September 2006 3:55 P GMT-05
The best way to get to the heart of the ‘war on terror’ is by exploring its historical foundation; the development of such political charades has a long and squalid past. If history has taught us anything, it’s that barefaced democracy, under capitalism, is an unstable and fleeting occurrence. One needs only to reflect upon the great democratic revolutions throughout history to make the desired point.
Thursday, 7 September 2006 2:32 P GMT-05
The international Red Cross said Thursday that it planned visits "very soon" with some of the world's most notorious terror detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison, where President Bush said they had been transferred from secret CIA facilities.
Thursday, 7 September 2006 2:21 P GMT-05
The mainstream media lapdogs are trying so hard to prop up the official story of 9/11 that their duplicity and bias have been laid bare for all to see.
Thursday, 7 September 2006 1:56 P GMT-05
After Riddick became pregnant from a rape, doctors on the Eugenics Board of North Carolina decided in 1968 that she was too "feeble-minded" to ever be a good mother and wanted to ensure that she never would get pregnant again. So doctors tied her tubes and didn't tell her.
Thursday, 7 September 2006 1:51 P GMT-05
William Rodriguez, last man out of the North Tower and key activist for the rights of the victims of 9/11, was portrayed on the cover story of El Diario. With a 3 page article, El Diario presented the fight and expectations of William Rodriguez, those themes includes his rescue effort on 9/11, the search for the truth and his political strategy in case if he decides to run for office.
Thursday, 7 September 2006 1:48 P GMT-05
Christison went further on The Alex Jones Show, agreeing that the attacks being an inside job was the "most likely possibility."
Thursday, 7 September 2006 1:29 P GMT-05
This 9-minute feature is an acute dramatization that uses a collection of Hollywood clips from 1896-2000, that negatively depict Arabs, to demonstrate how badly the West has been brainwashed through fiction to fear and despise Arabs in real life.
Thursday, 7 September 2006 1:05 P GMT-05
A Vietnamese-born U.S. citizen was detained in mid-August, a government spokesman said on Thursday as rights groups complained he was arrested after using the Internet to call for alternatives to one-party communist rule. Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Dung said the man, Cong Thanh Do, 47, was "temporarily detained in Ho Chi Minh City for violations of Vietnamese law" on August 17, but he declined to say on what charges.
Thursday, 7 September 2006 1:15 A GMT-05
I'm in a truly foul mood. In this "all 9/11 propaganda all the time" world we are in now, especially as we are coming up on the 5th anniversary of the attacks, a major study to be released tomorrow by The Mount Sinai Medical Center will provide more proof that politics, warmongering, lies, propaganda, photo ops and flat out negligence by the Bush Administration, as well as NYC Mayor Bloomberg are more important than the extremely brave people who worked tirelessly at Ground Zero in the days and weeks after the attacks.
Wednesday, 6 September 2006 8:14 P GMT-05
President Bush has acknowledged the existence of secret CIA prisons and said 14 key terrorist suspects have now been sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The suspects, who include the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, have now been moved out of CIA custody and will face trial.
Wednesday, 6 September 2006 8:04 P GMT-05
To have to hide one’s name is considered deeply shameful. But with sectarian violence surging, Iraqis fear that the name on an identification card, passport or other document could become an instant death sentence if seen by the wrong people. That is because some first names and tribal names indicate whether a person is Sunni or Shiite. A first name of Omar is popular among Sunnis, for example, as is Ali among Shiites.
Wednesday, 6 September 2006 7:48 P GMT-05
Because many minds are better than one, please submit your best, most persausive arguments about why 9/11 truth is good for America and why these folks should stop blocking 9/11 truth and start working for 9/11 justice.
Wednesday, 6 September 2006 6:10 P GMT-05
By refusing to withdraw from the lost wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, what you are doing is sacrificing soldier’s lives, and $6.5–7 billion a month, to save the skins of your political masters who lack the courage and patriotism to admit the failure of their foolish imperial dreams.
Wednesday, 6 September 2006 5:33 P GMT-05
The war on terror has, after all, been this gang's get-out-of-jail-free card for years. High gas prices, a hurricane fiasco, red ink, an overall patina of ineptness overtopped by arrogance, and it's all forgotten the moment they say 9/11. Small wonder they say it loudly now with midterm elections looming and polls suggesting more Americans are seeing through the president like Saran Wrap.
Wednesday, 6 September 2006 5:29 P GMT-05
Remember them, the guys who harbored the Al Qaeda terrorists, who gifted us with the 9/11 attacks five years ago, that President Bush promised to eliminate? Well, it turns out that while he was distracted with Iraq, the patrons of terrorism were very much in business back where the 9/11 attack was hatched, turning Afghanistan into a narco-state that provides a lucrative source of cash for the “evildoers” Bush forgot about.
Tuesday, 5 September 2006 5:42 P GMT-05
Putting in place a dysfunctional bureaucracy would soon undermine the public's trust in the whole health system in downtown Manhattan. In the process, it also effectively crippled systems already in existence to protect workers, local residents, and children attending school in the area. As a result, what promised to be an extraordinary example of a government bureaucracy actually working turned into a disaster and later became the de facto model for the Federal response to Hurricane Katrina.
Tuesday, 5 September 2006 4:18 P GMT-05
Even though Abdullah has been kicked out of every mosque in Britain, because he is obviously a psychopathic madman, he remained “unchecked by the authorities five months after a law was passed making it a criminal offense to glorify terrorism,” according to the Times Online. Obviously, this is the case because Abu is a patsy-in-waiting, on hold for the next fake terrorist attack, or rather spoiled terrorist attack, that is to say made-up nonsense.
Tuesday, 5 September 2006 4:03 P GMT-05
A company that provided security at the World Trade Center, Washington D.C.'s Dulles International Airport and United Airlines between 1995 and 2001 was backed by a private Kuwaiti-American investment firm whose records were not open to full public disclosure, with ties to the Bush family.
Tuesday, 5 September 2006 3:58 P GMT-05
Halliburton has become synonymous with war profiteering, but there are lots of other greedy fingers in the pie. We name names on 10 of the worst.
Tuesday, 5 September 2006 3:47 P GMT-05
Inevitably the federal government is portrayed not as the potential threat to the people but rather as their friend and their provider. And those millions of public-school students all across the nation ultimately grow up into adults who carry that mindset into their later years. The result is a nation of people who look upon the federal government as their provider and protector rather than as the main threat to their rights and freedoms.
Tuesday, 5 September 2006 3:40 P GMT-05
One of the owners of a fresh produce store said Saturday that it is absurd that two men are in jail for taking spoiled fruit and vegetables from the store’s trash area.
Tuesday, 5 September 2006 3:32 P GMT-05
The new rules begin January 8th, when citizens entering the US from the Caribbean by air or sea will be required to hold US passports. In January 2008, the same requirement will be put in place for travellers entering the United States by car from Canada or Mexico.