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Saturday, August 19, 2006

August 19, 2006: Recent links of interest

Why I Don't Live In Israel

Saturday, 19 August 2006 7:49 P GMT-05
Some people justify Israel's actions by arguing that Jews need a place to go to when anti-Semitism breaks out somewhere in the world. But as Yeshayahu Leibowitz, the philosopher and outspoken public figure, once said: the most dangerous place for Jews in the world is the state of Israel.

Exonerated Cell Phone Terror Suspects Speak Out

Saturday, 19 August 2006 5:19 P GMT-05
There are new details emerging about a Vermont woman’s bizarre behavior that forced a trans-Atlantic flight to be diverted to Logan Airport Wednesday.

FBI: Woman Urinated On Floor In Logan Plane Scare

Saturday, 19 August 2006 5:05 P GMT-05
There are new details emerging about a Vermont woman’s bizarre behavior that forced a trans-Atlantic flight to be diverted to Logan Airport Wednesday.

Teacher's radical 9/11 views raise red flags

Saturday, 19 August 2006 4:55 P GMT-05
According to Kevin Barrett, the US government planned and carried out the 9/11 attacks, the World Trade Center imploded due to explosives set up ahead of time in the buildings, Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone's plane crash was no accident, and Osama bin Laden has probably been dead since 2001.

Boston police corruption case detailed

Saturday, 19 August 2006 2:10 P GMT-05
As he huddled in an Atlantic City hotel room last May with a handful of reputed drug dealers, Boston police Officer Roberto Pulido boasted that he knew how to test the loyalty of officers he was recruiting to help protect cocaine shipments being trucked through Boston: threaten their children.

The Constitution Within

Saturday, 19 August 2006 1:56 P GMT-05
The real constitution is within -- each of us. If the freedom philosophy is not inscribed in the actions of people, no constitution will help.

Federal Pay: Myth and Realities

Saturday, 19 August 2006 1:54 P GMT-05
Many federal bureaucrats are indeed hardworking, but new statistics show that they are anything but underpaid.

Afghan opium cultivation hits a record

Friday, 18 August 2006 6:24 P GMT-05
Opium cultivation in Afghanistan has hit record levels — up by more than 40 percent from 2005 — despite hundreds of millions in counternarcotics money, Western officials told The Associated Press.

Yitzhak Laor : You are terrorists, we are virtuous

Friday, 18 August 2006 4:03 P GMT-05
There is no institution in Israel that can approach the army’s ability to disseminate images and news or to shape a national political class and an academic elite or to produce memory, history, value, wealth, desire. This is the way identification becomes entrenched: not through dictatorship or draconian legislation, but by virtue of the fact that the country’s most powerful institution gets its hands on every citizen at the age of 18. The majority of Israelis identify with the army and the army reciprocates by consolidating our identity, especially when it is – or we are – waging war.

Asbestos Attacks from the White House

Friday, 18 August 2006 3:56 P GMT-05
On order of the White House, the US Environmental Protection Agency concealed atmospheric dangers around Ground Zero. Tens of thousands of persons will die a slow, agonizing death.

Prescott lets slip that some suspects won't face serious charges

Friday, 18 August 2006 3:48 P GMT-05
The Deputy Prime Minister made the admission during talks with Labour's Muslim MPs on how best to tackle Islamic extremism. During the 90-minute meeting, Mr Prescott briefed the MPs that the police only had enough evidence to bring serious charges against some suspects but not others.

Judge Finds Wiretap Actions Violate the Law

Friday, 18 August 2006 3:06 P GMT-05
A federal judge ruled yesterday that the National Security Agency’s program to wiretap the international communications of some Americans without a court warrant violated the Constitution, and she ordered it shut down.

Lebanese troops deploying south of Litani River, Israel begins handover

Friday, 18 August 2006 3:04 P GMT-05
Lebanese troops, backed by tanks and armored vehicles, have begun deploying south of the Litani River in line with a U.N. cease-fire plan to end fighting between Israel and Hezbollah, a senior military official said Thursday.

100% official proof: Doubles on 911 at work

Friday, 18 August 2006 3:03 P GMT-05
People might recall that the presence of Atta and Al Shehhi in Shuckums (Hollywood, FL) on September 7, 2001 posed a big challenges to the official story. Their heavy drinking in this bar has been witnessed by many and widely reported in the media. Yet the Commission Report states that Atta travelled to Baltimore the very same day.

William Rodriguez Q & A

Friday, 18 August 2006 3:01 P GMT-05
Mr. Rodriguez has been getting so many questions on different threads that we are going to reserve this comments thread for your questions specifically for Mr. Rodriguez, and he will answer them as he can...

Abolish the TSA, Save Lives

Friday, 18 August 2006 2:55 P GMT-05
Fortunately for passengers, it wasn't terrorists but government investigators who successfully smuggled bomb components through the TSA's checkpoints. Unfortunately, no screener has waved a magic wand since then to turn the TSA competent.

Open Letter to the U.S. Military Tribunal to drop charges against Ist Lt. Ehren Watada

Friday, 18 August 2006 2:42 P GMT-05
So, when Ehren refused to participate in that war, what he did is noble and humane, just and proper. By refusing to participate in Bush’s evil war, he demonstrated that humanity is more important than mere uniform or the codes that it provides.

DEA Snake-Oil

Friday, 18 August 2006 2:33 P GMT-05
The irony of all this is that to the extent that there are terrorists financing the operations through drug sales, it’s a direct result of the exorbitant profits that the drug war produces, which would disintegrate with legalization. Thus, what the DEA officials fail to realize (or not) is that it is their own war that provides the monies to finance the terrorists. It’s just another perverse result of another perverse federal program.

Government refuses to authenticate bin Laden "confession video"

Friday, 18 August 2006 2:16 P GMT-05
In response to the July 10, 2006 Freedom of Information Act request made by the Muckraker Report to the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the authenticity of the December 13, 2001 Osama bin Laden “confession video” in which Osama bin Laden allegedly confesses his involvement and masterminding of 9/11, the FBI said: The material you requested is located in an investigative file which is exempt from disclosure pursuant to Title 5, United States Code, Section 552, subsection (b)(7)(A).

9-11 Investigative Journalist Harassed And Beaten By Undercover Cops

Friday, 18 August 2006 2:09 P GMT-05
After calling 911 to report a suspicious vehicle with three armed men in my neighborhood, I was harassed, beaten and shocked with a Taser gun in my front yard in Hoffman Estates, Ill., in front of my wife and child. I was subsequently charged with resisting arrest and aggravated assault. I was then subjected to six hours of abuse at the hands of the local police.

Austin Pastor Fights to Spread 9/11 Truth in Spite of Newspaper Attacks

Friday, 18 August 2006 2:04 P GMT-05
Austin-based Unitarian Pastor Davidson Loehr has been questioning 9/11 and standing up against the lies of the government's official story for years. He is now known for a February 12, 2006 sermon in which he accused the Bush administration of orchestrating the the September 11 attacks.

Spike Lee unveils Katrina film in New Orleans

Friday, 18 August 2006 2:02 P GMT-05
The four-hour film by the noted black moviemaker is called When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. It got its first showing Wednesday night in the New Orleans Arena, next to the Louisiana Superdome, which became a focus of disaster response when thousands of survivors were stranded there without food or water.


Thursday, 17 August 2006 11:05 P GMT-05
My permanent exodus from the US was actually ordained thirty years –- to the month –- before I left for good on July 18th, 2006. It was thirty years ago that my then-fiancĂ©e, a career contract agent for the CIA, disclosed to me that “her people” were interested in giving a major boost to my career with LAPD if I would become involved with her “anti-terror” operations that involved “overlooking” (i.e. protecting) large drug shipments coming in while facilitating the movement of large quantities of firearms going out. I refused to compromise my ethics as a police officer and –- as I wrote on page 6 of Crossing the Rubicon – “that has determined the course of my life ever since.”

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

August 15, 2006: Recent links of interest

British Intel Wanted To Bust Liquid Bomb Terrorists After Attack

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.

Military Recruiters Turn To Strong-Arm Tactics

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.

Israel begins pullout amid fragile truce

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.

The Transatlantic Airplane Bomb Plot Armageddon - DON'T TALK ABOUT IT !

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.

Disabled People 'Left Behind' in Emergency Planning

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.

Claim: Liquid Terror Suspect Watched Conspiracy Vids

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.

CNN's Amanpour Links 9/11 Truthers With Sky Terrorists

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.

Comatose Sharon's health worsens

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.

FEMA Caves, Agrees to Test Katrina Trailers for Formaldehyde

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.

What to Expect from a Populist-9/11 Attorney General

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.

Former CIA Analyst Comes Out For New 9/11 Investigations

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

Bush's Political Survival Depends on Terror Threats

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.

Intersecting Facts and Theories on 9/11

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.

Founder Of PA 9/11 Visibility Reviews 9/11: Press For Truth

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.

24 soldiers killed in s. Lebanon Saturday

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.

Three soldiers, two officers killed in south Lebanon

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.

Alex Jones Warns of a New False Flag Attack

Monday, 14 August 2006 1:53 A GMT-05
Alex predicts the next "terra" attack. Get busy, the time is NOW!!

S.D. may see first execution since 1947

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.

'NYT' Public Editor Exposes Details on Delay in NSA Story

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."

9/11 Detainee Released After Nearly Five Years

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.

Excerpt from "Omissions and Distortions"

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.

Dave Slesinger Was Arrested!!!

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.

Behind the Lines: Thanks to the reserves

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.

Terrorism charges collapse like house of cards

Originally published by The Real Fair & Balanced News. Reprinted here due to the fact that The Real Fair & Balanced News does not seem to be using permanent links.

I had to take the opportunity today to email that other website that calls itself "fair and balanced". You know the one. Today, they have a story with the headline "FBI: No Indication of Terror Ties for Men in Cell-Phone Arrest". On the same page, just to the right of the article is a link titled "3 Men Arraigned in Michigan on Terror Charges" that links to a story dated Saturday. Morons. You can't have it both ways, FOX.

In a separate case, Ohio prosecutors admitted they do not have enough evidence to charge two men who were in possession of of 12 cell phones with any terrorism related charges. No shit. In both cases, the alleged terrorist's story is that they purchased the phones in bulk with the intent of resale at a profit. You know, free enterprise. Capitalism. The American way. Doesn't get any more patriotic than that. William Kowalski, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit field office, said there is nothing unlawful about buying cell phones in quantity, but that profits from that kind of activity can be suspicious. Who knows what they may have done with the profit? Pay some bills? If I had known there was money to be made by doing what they did, I would have been all over it. I don't think I'm the only one that could use a little extra money these day, what with the price of gas and the general condition of the economy that the government has run into the ground.

According to the Caro, Michigan Chief of Police, the brand of cell phones in the men's possession (TracFones) are untraceable and that any cell phone can be used as detonators for explosives. I expect now that anyone who buys a TracFone is a terrorist suspect. Initially the authorities thought that Michigan's Mackinac Bridge was the intended target because the men had pictures of the bridge on a digital camera in their possesion. If that's the case, I guess I'm guilty of planning to blow up the Washington coast and some deer that were in my yard yesterday.

If you believe that there are terrorists plotting at this moment to do real harm to America, remember that the FBI is wasting their time investigating two men from Ohio and three from Michigan who were probably just looking to make a buck instead of tracking down real enemies.

I also liked Michael Rivero's comment to this article:

Terrorism charges collapse like house of cards

Initially the authorities thought that Michigan's Mackinac Bridge was the intended target because the men had pictures of the bridge on a digital camera in their possesion.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 11:08 PM PST

I guess that means I am planning to blow up...

1. The USS Arizona

2. The neighbor's dog

3. My wife

4. The dent in my Honda

5. A pineapple

6. The moon

Because those are all pictures I have had in my digital camera.

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