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July 14, 2005
The Days of Infamy Series #7: More Revelations To Pry Our Eyes Open
It has not been easy to put this one together through all my other summer activities. Please note that due to my travelling next week, I probably won't be able to send out a compilation. Also I will send you a new Meditation Focus this Saturday.
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Amazing New Celestial Glyphs
The Bolen Report
A treasure throve of revelations against Big Pharma and in support of alternative medicines
"Big Pharma" Stabs Planet Earth... http://www.quackpotwatch.org/opinionpieces/big%20pharma%20stabs%20earth.htm
My last two broadcasts "Vitamins to be Banned Worldwide...", and Big Pharma Controls US "TV News... have generated a major response. They seem to have been forwarded everywhere, and I can't keep up with the volume of email questions I'm getting - so I'll answer the questions here... CLIP - Recommended by Nattanya firstname.lastname@example.org>
This website, the official archive of Tim Bolen's "Millions of Health Freedom Fighters - Newsletter" is about the conspiracy, by a group calling itself the "quackbusters," to suppress leading-edge health care in North America. No studies have ever been done to determine the level of suffering, and death, inflicted on Americans because of the activities of these conspirators...yet.
Help Defeat Lethal Deceit - DC Emergency Truth Conference July 22-24
Expose the Seamless Lies of 9/11, Endless War and Veteran Fraud
A historic convergence of truth groups, whistle-blowers, indie media and the foreign press to expose and counter the government's most lethal lies and mainstream media complicity. The event series is designed to play off and maximize the impact of Rep. Cynthia McKinney's 7/22 informal congressional hearing "The 9/11 Commission Report One Year Later: A Citizens Response - Did They Get It Right?" and the 7/23 third anniversary of the Downing Street Memo. Our events will include National Press Club presentations, a Lafayette Park 911/war deceit rally, a dance/concert, and a strategy summit among truth movement leaders, independent media activists and international journalists.
1) Too many thousands have died and are dying from media abetment of administration deceit.
2) Too much evidence exists refuting the official stories on critical turns in recent history.
3) Too many instances of unchallenged treachery tempt corrupt officials and lead to worse crimes.
4) Too much power is now arising in independent media to excuse or endure this blackout anymore.
5) Activists working on 9/11, war, repression or media reform could all be far more effective if we collectively outed and disabled the government's most powerful lies.
By awakening independent & foreign journalists (and overwhelming mainstream gatekeepers) with a perfect storm of DC truth events aimed at Congress, the courts, and the public abroad (including new 911/war lie hearings, creative new law suits, and dramatic new global appeals). CLIP Recommended by Peter Phillips email@example.com>
1. Open Letter to the Apathetic Americans
2. London Underground Bombing 'Exercises' Took Place at Same Time as Real Attack
3. The Voice of the White House on the London Bombing
4. Palden's take on The London bombings
5. The Global Battlefield and the London Bombings
6. Confusion and Contradiction: What Really Happened In London?
7.Message from St Germain
8. Cui Bono Revisited
9. Sword Play
10. The Lynchpin to Bush's Impeachment
11. Mr. Rove and the Access of Evil
12. Autism, mercury, and politics
13. Quieter than Bombs, Iraq's Foul Water also Kills
14. A "historic opportunity for Africa"?
15. Brit hacks into Pentagon & NASA - finds evidence of secret US space army!!!
White House Stonewalls in Plame Case
Much more on this below - see Cui Bono Revisited and The Lynchpin to Bush's Impeachment
The Media Goes After Rove
GOP on Offense in Defense of Rove (13 July 2005)
Republicans mounted an aggressive and coordinated defense of Karl Rove yesterday, contending that the White House's top political adviser did nothing improper or illegal when he discussed a covert CIA official with a reporter. With a growing number of Democrats calling for Rove's resignation, the Republican National Committee and congressional Republicans sought to discredit Democratic critics and knock down allegations of possible criminal activity. (...) Privately, even Rove's staunchest supporters said the situation could explode if federal prosecutors accuse Rove or any other high-level official of committing a crime. William Kristol, a conservative commentator with close White House ties, said it would be hard to imagine a prosecutor conducting an investigation that has landed one reporter in jail and challenged the constitutional rights of the journalism profession without indicting someone. Special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald "is the problem for the White House, and we have no idea what he knows," Kristol said. Bush has said if any White House officials were involved, they would be fired. The president yesterday twice refused to answer questions on whether Rove should be dismissed. CLIP
The Real Rove Scandal (12 July 2005)
If you can't shoot the messenger, take aim at his wife. That clearly was the intent of White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove in leaking to a reporter that former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV's wife, Valerie Plame, was a CIA agent. To try to conceal the fact that the president had lied to the American public about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program, Rove attempted to destroy the credibility of two national security veterans and send an intimidating message to any other government officials preparing to publicly tell the truth. Rove's lawyer now says that Rove didn't break the law against naming covert agents because he didn't know Plame's name and therefore couldn't have revealed it. Perhaps he can use such a technicality in court, but in the meantime he should resign immediately - or be fired by the president - for leaking classified information, trying to smear Wilson and possibly endangering Plame's life. "The White House promised if anyone was involved in the Valerie Plame affair, they would no longer be in this administration," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). "I trust they will follow through on this pledge." CLIP
African Aid Is Doubled By G-8 ( Jul 09 2005)
G8 Expectations (Grist summary)
Bush gets the watered-down G8 climate statement he wanted - President Bush got exactly what he wanted on climate change during last week's G8 meeting of industrialized nations: The appearance of compromise without any shift in his administration's position. Just when it seemed that U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair -- buoyed by London's winning bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games -- was succeeding in putting real international pressure on Bush to budge on the issue, a series of terror attacks struck Britain's capital city, distracting the world's attention, muting protests, and casting a pall over the G8 agenda. One day later, a joint statement on climate change was released, and the results of U.S. efforts to water it down were clear: It promised a "new dialogue" on the subject -- just what's needed! -- and acknowledged that anthropogenic climate change is, um, real, but conspicuously lacked language about specific targets or deadlines for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions. Even language calling global warming an "urgent" threat was removed at the U.S.'s request. What remained was largely happy talk about new technology. Maybe next year ...
Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven (July 11th, 2005)
The Scientific Panel Investigating 911 is a large and growing organization of scientists, engineers, intelligence experts and other professionals devoted to the task of analysing the hard evidence that has become available since September 11, 2001."We have found strong evidence that the "terrorist attacks" of that day were essentially staged events in which the main elements were aircraft substitution and the controlled demolition of the WTC towers. Our conclusions are now certain enough to be shared with the media - without fear of any meaningful contradictions. The evidence and its analysis are available at the Panel's website. We have slowly and reluctantly come to understand that owners of the major media do not allow their television or newspaper outlets to publish or disseminate news of certain kinds, essentially anything that tends to contradict or undermine the military program undertaken by President Bush and his neoconservative advisors. This information is documented. We nevertheless ask you to consider what possible harm there could be if individuals from the media examine the attacks of that day in afresh light. If, in your opinion, the official story stands up to our scrutiny, so be it. If it doesn't, you have a clear duty. We will make ourselves available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us through the website. Recommended by "Kathleen Roberts" firstname.lastname@example.org>
Second WTC Janitor Comes Forward With Eye-Witness Testimony of 'Bomb-Like' Explosion in North Tower Basement (July 12)
A second WTC maintenance worker has now come forward with eye-witness testimony that a massive explosion erupted in the lower levels of the north tower at approximately the same time the jetliner struck the tower's top floors. Jose Sanchez, 45, of New Jersey in a never-released tape recorded statement made in early 2002 to William Rodriguez, the first WTC maintenance man to claim a bomb exploded in the north tower basement, said he heard what sounded like a "huge bomb," causing lights to flicker on and off, while he worked in a small sub-level 4 workshop. CLIP
'It's Imperialism, Stupid!' By Professor Noam Chomsky, MIT (7-8-5)
Fighting the so-called, phony and staged 'War On Terror' takes a back seat to Bush's #1 Objective: Controlling the center of the world's major energy resources and supplies: Iraq - with the world's 2nd largest known oil reserves! In his June 28 speech, President Bush asserted that the invasion of Iraq was undertaken as part of "a global war against terror" that the United States is waging. In reality, as anticipated, the INVASION INCREASED THE THREAT OF TERROR, perhaps significantly. Half-truths, MISinformation and HIDDEN AGENDAS have characterised official pronouncements about U.S. war motives in Iraq from the very beginning. The recent revelations about the rush to war in Iraq stand out all the more starkly amid the chaos that ravages the country and threatens the region and indeed the world. CLIP
Canada is Aiding and Abetting the Most Ambitious Weapons Development Program in World History
Iran has 40,000 human 'time bombs' (July 7)
'Martyrdom' movement recruits suicide attackers against U.S.
US Economy to be Impacted by Energy Price Shockwave (July 06 2005)
The efforts of the US consumer to outrun the approaching energy shockwave will soon falter. As the third quarter starts, the US economy is about to be hit harder by the impact of the energy price shockwave. Like a financial sonic boom, the price shockwave will shake the financial markets - possibly in unexpected ways. CLIP
Israel Seeks $2.2 Billion from US for Pullout
Permanent Patriot Act Proposed
DRUDGE REPORT: SECRET PLAN TO QUIT IRAQ (July 09 2005)
BRITAIN and America are secretly preparing to withdraw most of their troops from Iraq - despite warnings of the grave consequences for the region, the SUNDAY MAIL in UK is reporting. A secret paper written by UK Defence Secretary John Reid for Tony Blair reveals that many of the 8,500 British troops in Iraq are set to be brought home within three months, with most of the rest returning six months later. The leaked document, marked Secret: UK Eyes Only, appears to fly in the face of Mr Blair and President Bush's pledges that Allied forces will not quit until Iraq's own forces are strong enough to take control of security. If British troops pull out, other members of the Alliance are likely to follow. The memo says other international forces in Southern Iraq currently under British control will have to be handled carefully if Britain withdraws. It says they will not feel safe and may also leave. Embarrassingly, the document says the Americans are split over the plan - and it suggests one of the reasons for getting British troops out is to save money. Mr Reid says cutting UK troop numbers to 3,000 by the middle of next year will save GBP 500 million a year, though it will be 18 months before the cash comes through. The document, Options For Future UK Force Posture In Iraq, is the first conclusive proof that preparations for a major withdrawal from Iraq are well advanced. The British Government's public position is that UK troops will stay until newly trained Iraqi forces are ready to take control of security. Less than a fortnight ago, Mr Blair said it was 'vital' the US-led coalition stayed until Iraq stabilised, and Mr Bush endorsed his comments. Mr Reid's memo, prepared for Mr Blair in the past few weeks, shows that in reality, plans to get them out - 'military drawdown,' as he puts it - are well advanced.It says: 'We have a commitment to hand over to Iraqi control in Al Muthanna and Maysan provinces two of the four provinces under British control in Southern Iraq in October 2005 and in the other two, Dhi Qar and Basra, in April 2006. Developing...
Secret British Memo on Force Reductions in Iraq
Italy Confirms Iraq Pullout Schedule
Allawi: This Is the Start of Civil War
Iraq's former interim prime minister Iyad Allawi has warned that his country is facing civil war and has predicted dire consequences for Europe and America as well as the Middle East if the crisis is not resolved. "The problem is that the Americans have no vision and no clear policy on how to go about in Iraq," said Allawi, a long-time ally of Washington. In an interview with The Sunday Times last week as he visited Amman, the Jordanian capital, he said: "The policy should be of building national unity in Iraq. Without this we will most certainly slip into a civil war. We are practically in stage one of a civil war as we speak." CLIP
China, Russia warn of world domination (7/1/2005)
MOSCOW - Russia and China warned other nations Friday against attempts to dominate global affairs and interfere in the domestic issues of sovereign nations in what appeared to be a veiled expression of their irritation with U.S. policy.Presidents Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao signed a joint declaration after two days of talks calling for a stronger United Nations role in global affairs and opposing attempts "to impose models of social and political development from outside." The two leaders also urged other states to renounce "striving for monopoly and domination in international affairs and attempts to divide nations into leaders and those being led." While the declaration did not identify any specific country, it echoed similar veiled hints by Moscow and Beijing about U.S. policy in global affairs.After decades of rivalry, Moscow and Beijing have developed what they call a strategic partnership since the 1991 Soviet collapse, pledging their adherence to a "multipolar world," a term that refers to their opposition to U.S. domination. CLIP
The Resurgence of the Taliban
Statistics prove prescription drugs are 16,400% more deadly than terrorists http://www.newstarget.com/009278.html
(...) Over 750,000 people actually do die in the United States every year, although not from plane crashes. They die from something far more common and rarely perceived by the public as dangerous: modern medicine. According to the groundbreaking 2003 medical report Death by Medicine, by Drs. Gary Null, Carolyn Dean, Martin Feldman, Debora Rasio and Dorothy Smith, 783,936 people in the United States die every year from conventional medicine mistakes. That's the equivalent of six jumbo jet crashes a day for an entire year. But where is the media attention for this tragedy? Where is the government support for stopping these medical mistakes before they happen? CLIP
PRESS RELEASE: EU VITAMIN LAWSUIT - MAJOR VICTORY FOR ALLIANCE FOR NATURAL HEALTH
Data Reveals Sea Levels Have Risen More Than 1 Inch in Last Decade
Most Important Move on the Environment Since Kyoto (July 9)
The agreement at Gleneagles by China, India and other leading developing nations to start talking to the G8 countries about their greenhouse gas emissions is the most important step to counter climate change since the signing of the Kyoto protocol in December 1997. It means the crucial problem of the large amounts of carbon dioxide these emergent economies will emit over the coming decades is at last being formally addressed by the world community. Until yesterday, it was not being addressed at all. It was a glaring and perilous hole in international climate policy. CLIP
1908 Ford Model T: 25 MPG, 2004 EPA Average All Cars: 21 MPG - Detroit News
Corn Ethanol Takes More Energy Than It Makes (July 13, 2005)
BERKELEY, California (ENS) - Using ethanol as an additive to make gasoline burn cleaner does more harm than good to the environment, finds a new report by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The study concludes that the cumulative energy consumed in corn farming and ethanol production is six times greater than the power the ethanol provides in a car engine. The paper, published in the journal "Critical Reviews in Plant Science," comes as Congress debates a provision in the energy bill that would double the amount of ethanol to be used as a gasoline additive to five billion gallons a year by 2012.Ethanol is set to replace methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline additive that has been found to pollute groundwater. Some oil companies have already made the switch to ethanol.California legislators have opposed the ethanol mandate, saying the requirement to use ethanol would jack up prices at the pump in the state."We're embarking on one of the most misguided public policy decisions to be made in recent history," said Tad Patzek, professor of geoengineering at UC Berkeley's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering."We are burning the same amount of fuel twice to drive a car once," said Patzek, who conducted the study with undergraduate students in his civil engineering course.Patzek and his students found that by the time ethanol is burned as a gasoline additive in our vehicles, the net energy lost is 65 percent, a figure that factors in the energy spent growing the corn and converting it into ethanol. CLIP
Omega-News Collection 9. July 2005
A MOST POIGNANT CRY FROM THE HEART TO ALL AMERICAN PEOPLE - A MUST READ AND MUST NETWORK!
Forwarded by "Mark Graffis" email@example.com> on July 10
Open Letter to the Apathetic, the Brain-Washed, the Prescription Drug-Dazed and Brain-Dead, the American Patriots and Pseudo Patriots
July 1, 2005
I am longing to reach you-crossing this river of indifference and consumption and denial. I am trying to find you, reaching out through the desperate limitations of words and descriptions, swimming through the rhetoric of terror and God.
I need you to wake up. The house is on fire and you are still sleeping, lulled by the intoxication of smoke and mirrors. I need you to wake up and I know that shaking you, scaring you will only make you cling to your sleep and sleep more.
How then do I tell you what's going on? How do I tell you about the one hundred thousand dead Iraqi people that you and I are responsible for murdering.
(1) Each one of them valued their life, longed for their morning, cherished their first cup of milk or coffee or tea. In what way shall I deliver what I learned? The substance identical to illegal napalm that melted tender five year old skin; the cluster bombs that have left their murderous and disguised offspring, throngs of bomblets set to explode, scattered on the Iraqi earth; the depleted uranium from the Bunker Busters we dropped that now lives in lungs and livers and soil.
(2) How do I tell you about the strategic planning of such atrocities in the boardrooms, the backrooms, the back seats of limos, the organized take over and looting of Iraq right out from under the terrorized, hungry, thirsty Iraqi people.
(3) How do I get you to listen to the stories of our soldiers who are trying to kill themselves now, longing to escape the madness of murdering and maiming for no reason.
(4) Please don't go back to sleep. I know how hard it is to hear of the massive black holes, called prisons we have dug to hold thousands without charging them, without trials or the torture, the meanness, the cruelty we are inflicting upon them.
(5) America, those who now control our country have changed and ended law. I do not believe you are so calloused or selfish that you do not care. Your sleep is induced. You are distracted and derailed. The corporations have concocted and perfected these sleeping potions for years, developing ingredients to make you despise every bit of yourself, to feel ugly and fat and stupid and poor and not enough. And so you spend your time and every bit of the money you do not have buying products that will make you better, skinnier, lighter, whiter, tighter. And as you consume and consume, the corporations consume you. They take your money and your time and your voice and your instincts and your outrage and your sorrow and your anger and your grief. They consume your courage and leave fear in its place. They devour your conscience and your memory and your compassion.
And how do I speak when they are sure to tie my tongue? When they will say I do not love my country or support the troops or honor the dead or believe in their God? How do I break through your sealed wrapping, your self-obsession, your TVheadphonedDVDcell pod?
America I am getting desperate and I know this will not get me published or heard. Those who control the information will say I'm extreme, that I've gone mad. But I have heard the cries of children in the exploding houses of Falluja.
(6) I have seen the agonized faces of the sleepless Iraqi women who still clutch the outline of their charred dead babies in their arms. I have watched as we as a nation grow more isolated, despised and alone.
America, there is not much time left. The fire is spreading, consuming the world. We are the arsonists. We will need each other to find our way out through the lies and haze. It will take our greatest imagination, courage and skill to subdue these flames.
This letter was written immediately after The World Tribunal on Iraq in Istanbul ! where I served with thirteen others from around the world on a jury chaired by Arundhati Roy. The Tribunal consisted of three days of hearings investigating various issues related to the war on Iraq, such as the legality of the war, the role of the United Nations, war crimes and the role of the media, as well as the destruction of the cultural sites and the environment. The session in Istanbul was the culminating session of commissions of inquiry and hearings held around the world over the past two years.
1. Iraq death toll soared 'post war'
100,000 Iraqis dead (Lancet survey)
2. US admits to use of napalm
Irregular Weapons Used Against Iraq
WHO studies depleted uranium in Iraq
3. Rumsfeld, Amnesty trade barbs over prisoner abuse
4. Army probes soldier suicides
Military Families Against the war
5. Rumsfeld, Amnesty trade barbs over prisoner abuse
Systematic Use of Psychological Torture by US Forces
6. This Is Our Guernica
MUST READ! IT WILL OPEN YOUR EYES ON THE GROWING EVIDENCE OF GOVERNMENT SPONSORED MASS TERRORIST ATTACKS WORLDWIDE
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London Underground Bombing 'Exercises' Took Place at Same Time as Real Attack
Culpability cover scenario echoes 9/11 wargames
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones/Prison Planet
July 9 2005
A consultancy agency with government and police connections was running an exercise for an unnamed company that revolved around the London Underground being bombed at the exact same times and locations as happened in real life on the morning of July 7th.
On a BBC Radio 5 interview that aired on the evening of the 7th, the host interviewed Peter Power, Managing Director of Visor Consultants, which bills itself as a 'crisis management' advice company, better known to you and I as a PR firm.
Peter Power was a former Scotland Yard official, working at one time with the Anti Terrorist Branch.
Power told the host that at the exact same time that the London bombings were taking place, his company was running a 1,000 person strong exercise which drilled the London Underground being bombed at the exact same locations, at the exact same times, as happened in real life.
The transcript is as follows.
POWER: At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for a company of over a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing up right now.
HOST: To get this quite straight, you were running an exercise to see how you would cope with this and it happened while you were running the exercise?
POWER: Precisely, and it was about half past nine this morning, we planned this for a company and for obvious reasons I don't want to reveal their name but they're listening and they'll know it. And we had a room full of crisis managers for the first time they'd met and so within five minutes we made a pretty rapid decision that this is the real one and so we went through the correct drills of activating crisis management procedures to jump from slow time to quick time thinking and so on.
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The fact that the exercise mirrored the exact locations and times of the bombings is light years beyond a coincidence. Power said the drill focused around 'simultaneous bombings'. At first the bombings were thought to have been spread over an hour, but the BBC reports just today that the bombings were in fact simultaneous.
Mr. Power and Visor Consultants need not have been 'in on the bombing' or anything of that nature for this to be of importance. The British government or one of their private company offshoots could have hired Visor to run the exercise for a number of purposes.
We are not suggesting that Mr. Power had any knowledge of the real purpose of the exercise, and the open shock he exclaims in relating the story underlines this.
The exercise fulfils several different goals. It acts as a cover for the small compartamentalized government terrorists to carry out their operation without the larger security services becoming aware of what they're doing, and, more importantly, if they get caught during the attack or after with any incriminating evidence they can just claim that they were just taking part in the exercise.
This is precisely what happened on the morning of 9/11/2001. The CIA was conducting drills of flying hijacked planes into the WTC and Pentagon at 8:30 in the morning.
It is clear that at least five if not six training exercises were in operation in the days leading up to and on the morning of 9/11. This meant that NORAD radar screens showed as many as 22 hijacked airliners at the same time. NORAD had been briefed that this was part of the exercise drill and therefore normal reactive procedure was forestalled and delayed.
The large numbers of 'blips' on NORAD screens that displayed both real and 'drill' hijacked planes explain why confused press reports emerged hours after the attack stating that up to eight planes had been hijacked.
The Anglo-American establishment that controls the military-industrial complex of the West has been caught over a hundred times carrying out bombings and other terrorist attacks around the world to further their corporate aims and to blame their enemies.
The US government has been caught planning to carry out attacks and carrying out attacks. The British government has been caught red-handed as well. Members of Vladimir Putin's FSB http://www.prisonplanet.com/911.html were caught planting bombs in a Russian apartment building in 1999 by the Moscow police.
This is not speculation. Kermit Roosevelt admitted on NPR radio that in 1953 the CIA and British intelligence carried out a wave of bombings and shootings in Iran. He then went on to brag about how they subsequently blamed the bombings on Iran's President, Mossadegh. Do you understand, these people brag about what they do 40 years later?
The London bombings have the same signature as the Madrild bombings of 3/11. Both of these bombings are almost indistinguishable from the Bolognia bombing in 1980 that killed over 80 people.
The bombing in Bolognia was part of a CIA operation code named Gladio, where the US government would pay right-wing terrorists to carry out bombings to be blamed on leftists in Europe. All of this was blown wide open when two of the Bolognia bombers were convicted in an Italian court, forcing them to spill their guts admitting that they were neo-fascists contracted by the CIA. Operation Gladio documents have since been declassified.
The London terror alert level was lowered before the bombings took place. This gave the perpetrators extra cover to plan and execute the attack without having to evade the most stringent security.
In any crime you look at history and motive, The British government has been caught in multiple examples of carrying out bombings in London which were then blamed on the IRA. They even had one of their own MI5 agents within the Omagh bomb squad.
Click here for an archive of this evidence.
The wider agenda will become clearer when Blair firmly points the finger at the selected patsies designated to take the fall. But for the moment he's happy to grandstand as the courageous leader who immedately returned to London to take control of the chaos.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/june2005/300605pollshows.htmBBC polls that were showing 80 per cent plus opposed the ID card will now likely flip back in the opposite direction. Support for the European Union and increased globalization through the G8 will rise. Who stands to gain from all this? Who has the motive?
From Putin blowing up his own apartment buildings to Israel being behind Hamas, the evidence is consistently clear that large scale terrorism is always state sponsored.
The Madrid train bombing is another example. The bombers were found to be police informants with close links to the Spanish security servicesSpanish security services. They had access to the most secure areas of the Madrid train system. The Spanish government initially tried to blame the Basque group ETA for the blast in the hope that the people would rally behind the government and get them re-elected. After ETA denied involvement and the people started saying the government was involved, the Spanish government had to blame Al-Qaeda and kill some patsies by claiming they blew themselves up during a raid.
The London Underground exercises were used as the fallback cover to carry out the attack. This is the biggest smoking gun yet pointing directly to the most secretive levels of the British establishment itself being behind the attack.
More on this story as and when it develops.
Londoners Suspicious Of Station Closures Before Blasts---More (July 12 2005)
Internet forums are not the benchmark of absolute truth and unlike the government, who eagerly rush to give credibility to an 'Al-Qaeda' statement as soon as a Bush-linked Internet company can post it, we do not offer this as concrete proof of anything. However, it is interesting nonetheless. Several different people on the forum of the London Evening Standard website are reporting their own perculiar experiences on the day of the bombing. One member writes, Hi everyone, Did anyone travelling in BEFORE the attacks began yesterday notice anything peculiar on their tube journey? I catch the Piccadilly line at 7.15am each morning from Southgate to reach my work in Kensington by 8.00. Normally, all seats are taken by Finsbury Park and carriages are packed by Kings Cross. However, yesterday my tube journey was eerily quiet. For the first time ever there were spare seats in my carriage all the way through zone 1. It was noticeable enough for me to wonder what on earth was going on. This was at 7.45 - over an hour before attacks began. I've also heard people saying that the Northern Line was being shut down at the same time. Is there something that we're not being told? Another member responds, yes!! I was due to pick a work colleague up from Balham at 7:15am, but when i got there i was greeted with Tube emergency vans, police and and hoards of people being turned away from a closed station. All very strange they must have known something was going to happen, the surely had a tip off. As i drove along the road, (which also follows the tubes) they were all shut and hundreds of people were queuing for buses. when i reached Oval, which was open there were two armed policemen in a road next to the station, which for a quiet area like that is extremely rare. The northern line was shut from Morden to Stockwell. They blatantly knew something was going down, they just got it wrong and are hoping no one mentions anything. When combined with the bomb scares in different major cities days before the bombing, the Israeli warnings and the beyond a coincidence exercises the day of the attack, these accounts shed more light on the true nature of the attack.
Iran press blame West for blasts (July 11, 2005)
BBC News, Tehran - The Iranian media has been alleging that the London bombings were planned by the West to justify attacking Islam in the name of combating terrorism. This is the first time newspaper editorials have commented on the London bombing because of a long weekend. Iranian officials began by expressing their shock and sympathy for what happened in London. But with time to reflect, many of Iran's newspapers have taken on an unusually hardline stance. Kayhan paper says Britain and the US had to create an atmosphere of terror and insecurity in London so that the G8 leaders would endorse their belligerent policies like the occupation of Iraq. The paper's editorial called President Bush "stupid" and said he and Tony Blair would make a very successful comedy duo. While the Jumhuri Islami newspaper says the bombs were planned to give the west a reason to attack Islam under the fictitious cover of combating terrorism. It said creating problems for Muslims in Europe was also part of the plan. The more moderate Iran News says Osama Bin Laden has support because many Muslims feel their religion, culture and civilisation have been dishonoured and humiliated by western policies in the Middle East.
Phony 'Al-Qaeda' Responsibility Claim a Proven Hoax (July 8 2005)
With regard to the so-called claim of responsibility for the London bombings from an unknown Al-Qaeda group which the British government is treating as 'serious,' MSNBC reported, MSNBC TV translator Jacob Keryakes, who said that a copy of the message was later posted on a secular Web site, noted that the claim of responsibility contained an error in one of the Quranic verses it cited. That suggests that the claim may be phony, he said."This is not something al-Qaida would do," he said.Furthermore, the website posting doesn't even claim personal responsibility, it simply references "the heroic mujahedeen" in the third person. The posting praises the attack, it doesn't even take responsibility for it.These facts didn't stop countless newspapers and Neo-Con websites automatically assuming Al-Qaeda (or Al-CIAda) was behind the attack.
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The Voice of the White House
July 10, 2005: The terrorist attacks in London recently reek like a dead mackerel in the moonlight. It is a topic We Do Not Discuss in the Monkey Palace for very obvious reasons. Bush and Blair are suffering from meltdown. If Blair is booted out as PM, Bush would lose his most powerful ally so suddenly, another terrorist attack, coincidentally, just as the two liars are holding an important conference in Scotland (far away from any possible injury) and both rushed to the microphones to reaffirm their determination to pursue the war on terrorism. As it is doubtful in the extreme that the honest and competent British authorities (at least not the Blair gang) would ever do such a vicious act for political gain, the suspicions here inside the Beltway is that the Porter Goss band of trained attack dwarves have struck again. Here is some additional input for your readers to chew on:
* There was NO CHATTER detected by MI5 or MI6 preceding the blasts. The present working hypothesis is that this means the perps were British homeboys, but it could equally plausibly be because the perps were CIA. Reasons:
* High explosive is extraordinarily difficult to obtain in the UK by members of the public without "connections." There is no mining and blasting. Military installations are under impenetrable security since the IRA campaigns of years past. The source had to be either an IRA connection (they have stockpiles of explosive) which is highly unlikely - the IRA does not involve itself with other people's issues - or a government/military connection. We may rule out the UK government/military - it is a highly socially cohesive country and no official would condone such an action. This leaves a foreign government/military. If it was one of the usual suspects (Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria) there would almost certainly have been detectable chatter. That leaves an unusual suspect, highly expert at undetectable communications, and acting alone - namely, the CIA.
* Concealment and import of the explosive: The British have bomb-sniffing dogs in all airports and the Chunnel trains. How do you get around that? Answer -the diplomatic bag of a "friendly" country - the USA. It is carried by a special courier with the highest of top secret clearances, bypasses all standard checks both leaving the USA and entering Britain, and goes direct to the Embassy by Embassy vehicle. A confidential package in "the bag" for the CIA station head would not be checked by ANYONE in the USA, in British security, or in the Embassy, before being delivered to him personally.
* WHY THE SMALL SIZE of the bombs already remarked upon? Because the diplomatic courier cannot carry huge amounts of weight chained to his wrist. Four packages of 10 lbs. each for the CIA station head, or eight packages of 5 lbs., over the course of a couple of weeks, is feasible. More would be difficult.
* The people of London demonstrated in their millions against the Iraq war before it began. It is also one of the most tolerant countries towards Muslims in Europe - much more so than Germany or France. Blair is widely hated for his involvement in Iraq, like Bush in the USA. Attacking the British people for the sins of their hated leader makes no sense for Muslim radicals, unless you ARE that leader - or his ally.
The Voice of the White House (July 7, 2005)
The explosions and carnage in London were terrible, though not as serious as the Madrid ones, but not unexpected. The Mossad had wind of this and tipped off both the U.S. and British people. Either the Anglo-Saxons people are stupid (in the case of the Brits, not so) or this was viewed, like 911, as something that would be beneficial to the Coalition to stiffen flagging British, and American, growing resistance to the war. Cynical but typical of both Bush and Blair, his head puppet. Odd it should happen right when all the leaders are in Scotland, just in time for them all to vow to fight to the bitter end. No one knows how many died and there were many hundreds of wounded, many of whom will die. Qui bono!
How the Government Staged the London Bombings in Ten Easy Steps http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/july2005/130705teneasysteps.htm
Something Did! (July 11)
Something's got to give soon. The various "Lone Rangers" of the Internet and some maverick government officials are beginning to challenge G. Bush and his Zionist spooks, handlers and manipulators. And, [Will the Bush crime regime become desperate and arrange yet another terrorist attack? Where will the Mossad strike this time? Will that be the most expedient political solution again for these gangsters increasingly recognized as such by more and more ordinary people?Sadly, I feel something's going to happen soon!] I wrote this a little over a week ago! In London last week, a mini 9-11, engineered and perpetrated in all likelihood once again by that same, most efficient, secret, false flag operation in the world, the Mossad, seems to have fulfilled my prophecy. Remember the motto of the Mossad: "By way of deception, thou shalt do war." The smoke hadn't even cleared, and the sounds of the exploding bombs had barely ceased reverberating, and right there, in the middle of this most recent carnage, was Israel and Benjamin Netanyahu! How did they even get into this picture in the first place? How is it that of all the nations in the entire world, tiny Israel is being included in journalistic assessments of early warnings about terrorist bombings involving Scotland Yard? Did Israel warn Scotland Yard? Did Scotland Yard warn Israel? Since we will never really learn the truth, who cares?! This issue is moot - Israel WAS there! (...) The London terrorist bombings are yet more Bush/Blair-manufactured events to promote the perpetual "War on Terror." It follows similar lines of careful, profitable, tandem planning efforts such as the Mossad rigging and controlled building demolitions of the north and south WTC towers and Building 7 for the benefit of Larry Silverstein. (...) What is now needed to end international terror is the impeachment of all the politicians involved on both sides of the pond.
Agency planned exercise on Sept. 11 built around a plane crashing into a building (Aug 21)
WASHINGTON - In what the government describes as a bizarre coincidence, one U.S. intelligence agency was planning an exercise last Sept. 11 in which an errant aircraft would crash into one of its buildings. But the cause wasn't terrorism - it was to be a simulated accident. Officials at the Chantilly, Virginia-based National Reconnaissance Office had scheduled an exercise that morning in which a small corporate jet would crash into one of the four towers at the agency's headquarters building after experiencing a mechanical failure. CLIP
Globalists' Secret Occult Language In Plain View & London Bombing Numerology http://www.infowars.com/print/Secret_societies/in_your_face.htm
Fascinating "coincidences"! Recommended by "Joy Rae Freeman" firstname.lastname@example.org>
I LOVE MY GOOD FRIEND PALDEN'S HUMOROUS WIT AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE...
Date: 10 Jul 2005
From: Palden email@example.com>
Subject: The London bombings
I wrote the following in response to an e-mail from a friend in Australia about the London bombings, and it might perhaps interest you. It's written largely for non-Brits.
BTW: I am away in Israel/Palestine as from two day's time, so please keep e-mail responses short. Thanks!
The London bombings
These terrorists took on the wrong 'enemy'. They thought and hoped the Brits would freak out and panic, and that our society would be 'under attack'. Truth is, we've quite a bit of practice with this, and we are not moved. In fact, it's a gift. Our nation is good at pulling together when there's a crisis. What's bad for us is comfortable, regularised normality! Remember, far more people die as a result of car accidents than bombings. So the net effect of these bombings is quite positive - except, of course, for those who have lost their lives and loved ones. But, even here, we've had stuff like this before.
My mum, now 88, hid under the kitchen table every night for two years during WW2, under the bombings of the Battle of Britain, never knowing whether she would come out alive. This kind of experience generated what in Britain we call 'World War Two Spirit' and, even for younger generations born since the 1940s, this spirit is still alive. This is why we're good at rock festivals, the death of princesses, general strikes and engagement in wars - we're a warrior nation that tackles hardship full-on. This warrior nature causes trouble in some instances, such as our questionable involvement in Iraq, yet, even here, few would complain that, in Iraq, British troops are doing well in difficult circumstances, drawing on a lot of experience and on that strange element of British decency which, when called upon, works well.
One interesting consequence of the recent bombings is that there is no over-reaction. If anything, there is a public recognition of the multicultural nature of our country, and that we accept and include Muslims and all others as part of our society. We have seen racism in our country in past decades, but it has subsided to small proportions - which shows that racism has strong roots in lack of experience of others, and when that experience grows, racism subsides.
The bombings came at a time when Britain has been fair buzzing. Fate has had it that we currently hold the presidency of the EU, of the G8, that we're marking 60 years from WW2, and 200 years from the Battle of Trafalgar, we've had the Live8 concerts and campaigns, London won the Olympic bids for 2012, and now this - all in a few weeks. What the full meaning of this is, is unclear, but something is shifting in our history. It's funny how (with the Trafalgar celebrations) Britain had the biggest firework display in its history, and then we had bombings soon after - lots of whizz-bang going on.
It's also symbolic that Bob Geldof, now a knight of the realm and a leading public figure here, came from Ireland as an unqualified nobody, a cheeky punk who swears profusely - and has made it into the pantheon of our public gods. There are many symbolic nuances happening at present. There's something here about re-evaluating our imperial and military history: public empathy for Africa is high and, while we're crunching and grating through frictions with our old enemies France and Germany, the general trend is positive and progressive, bonding us with people 'over there'. This emotional bonding represents an historic shift. Symbolically, during a ceremonial helicopter fly-past in London yesterday, marking 60 years from WW2 and presided over by Queen Elizabeth, the helicopters were all crewed and flown by women.
Where this leads I do not know. There's probably more to come. As one of the source-points of western capitalism and globalisation, Britain is heading for a big crisis as the decline of the West kicks in, and as the world heads toward an enormous crunch and readjustment prompted by global social-economic-ecological and ultimately spiritual imperatives. Yet, ask members of the oldest generation of Brits what part of their lives gave them most happiness and fulfilment, and most of them will say 'World War Two'. My father lost a leg in WW2 (after having been a promising Welsh rugby player), but he still thinks this. It changed him, and the change was good.
In my writings over the last 15 years I've mentioned that when the economy goes up, society goes down (and vice versa). Well, perhaps we're now going through a tidal-change: perhaps our society is now on the rise, and perhaps our prosperous economy is about to change. Yet there's something positive about this: perhaps we'll have more time for each other and for others, instead of scurrying around generating economic wealth and power, getting our fingers sticky by engaging in dubious money-spinning practices. Perhaps 'WW2 Spirit' is coming back. Perhaps the Olympics in 2012 might not bring the grandiose economic benefits people now hope for, but then, in the light of what might be happening around 2012, perhaps Britain might be one of the best places to host the games at that time. Because we know what crises look like, and there's something in the spirit of the nation which rises to the occasion and meets it full on.
These terrorists caused a few ripples, but they've taken on the wrong customer. In terms of the wider effects they're clearly aiming for - media horror, extreme security clamp-downs and a tightening of the relative freedoms Westerners enjoy - they've failed. We are not moved. When faced with a crisis, Brits just put the kettle on, have a cup of tea, and get on with life. The terrorists (and whoever sponsored them) failed. They might have a second try, and the same will be the case again. And one thing that's changed since WW2 is that we now have over a million British Muslims, a few of whom were killed in the bombings, as part of our nation. The talk in Britain is to stand up for social freedoms, openness and inclusivity, resilience and understanding, not a clamp-down. Our people don't buy the 'war on terror' logic.
I'd suggest that terrorism is now on the wane. This might not appear to be the case, but it could be true. In WW2, as soon as Hitler lost the Battle of Britain (and Stalingrad and el Alamein) in 1942, it was just a matter of time before he lost his whole agenda. True, some of the worst atrocities of WW2 occurred in the last two years of that war, but the tide turned in 1942. Similarly with terrorism: the bombings in London were, in reality, a relative non-event, and this is a sign that the tide has turned. The terrorists pulled off a stunt that was technically near-perfect, but the consequences are that they've made life more difficult for themselves and they have helped to unite our nation.
All this said, our rugby team still gets thrashed. But you can't have it all ways. And, when it comes down to it, we're just an ordinary nation, and 60 million people is the population of just one region in China. Even so, the British people are edging, step by step, toward redeeming our warrior history, and becoming a nation of proactive peace-freaks. For this, we must thank our assailants and our victims, for the lessons they have taught us. We won't be building a security wall around us.
If this little island nation, tacked on the far end of Eurasia, has one more global contribution to make, may it be to play our part in bringing real, factual peace to the world. Perhaps the biggest single thing we could do toward this is to deconstruct our arms trade, and dedicate our army clearly and solely to doing frontline work in the cause of peace and resolution. This isn't wishful idealism: it's a pragmatic issue which sees things in correct proportion. The battle of the 21st Century is not military, and the 21st C agenda demands putting warfare behind us. There are far more important things to tackle.
Palden Jenkins is a humanitarian webmaster, nowadays working mainly in the Israel-Palestine arena. He lives in the ancient pilgrimage town of Glastonbury, England. He has written five books, founded three educational projects and is a Sixties veteran who hasn't quite run out of steam yet!
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From: "Kathleen Roberts" firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: The Global Battlefield and the London Bombings
Date: 8 Jul 2005
Synopsis by Jamey Hecht
In "The Global Battlefield," Stan Goff establishes:
That a Pentagon strategic document called Strategy for Homeland Defense and Civil Support, published just one week ago (June 30, 2005), grants extraordinary domestic law enforcement powers to the President and to the Secretary of Defense;
That these powers depend upon the continuous "state of war" in effect since 9/14/01 which the Congress is legally empowered to suspend - and legally required to re-assess every six months - but Congress remains "afraid" to do so. Some members may be financially interested in said "state of war"; others fail to oppose it because they fear political reprisals; still others because they remember the anthrax letters and the Wellstone assassination;
That this "state of war" serves as the warrant for applying post-9/11 judicial precedents that abrogate civil rights including habeas corpus, resulting in a state of partial, selective, de facto martial law;
That in addition to its already-manifest potential for abuse against selected targets like American activists, journalists, and political opponents, this dubious new policy infrastructure authorizes a huge escalation of the domestic military-police state, to be undertaken in apparent response to putative terror attacks on U.S. soil;
That during the week of the S.H.D.C.S. policy document's release, high military officials leaked an anonymous statement to the press saying that the U.S. military may no longer be capable of fighting two major wars at one time - undermining the entire Rumsfeld vision, of which the S.H.D.C.S. is the latest installment.
It is too early to tell whether the London attacks were false-flag terrorism advanced by the British and / or American administrations for their own purposes [perhaps including the eventual use of the powers in S.H.D.C.S., or their equivalent in post-7/7 British policy], or asymmetrical warfare (i.e., terrorism) perpetrated by aggrieved victims of the Bush-Blair wars on Iraq and Afghanistan. In either case, the effects seems to be the same. The bombings divert attention from ongoing crises like the Rove-Plame affair; China's use of its current-account surplus as leverage for buying Unocal; the general disaster of the Iraq war; recent calls by over one hundred Parliamentarians of the U.S.-backed Iraqi government urging the withdrawal of U.S. troops; and an equally embarrassing new military training and support pact between this same Iraqi government and the Iranian state which the Bush-Blair group seems intent upon attacking. Finally, the London bombings upstaged the record oil price of $62.10 which immediately preceded them, and they caused investors to anticipate demand destruction, which dropped the price back down. Quite apart from the actual price, the bombings also re-imbued the world's energy issues with deeply irrational emotions of revenge and horror that might prevent civilians from reaching their own more rational conclusions as to the causes of high energy prices - and the underlying dangers posed by what more and more people recognize as Peak Oil. -JAH]
From: "Kathleen Roberts" email@example.com>
Subject: What Really Happened in London?
Date: 8 Jul 2005
Confusion and Contradiction: What Really Happened In London?
Steve Watson | July 08 2005
Yesterday morning, just as I was preparing breakfast in my North London home, my phone rang and my plans for the day radically altered. The voice on the other end was a very familiar one telling me that she had had to evacuate her train at Kings Cross Station and had heard a very load explosion just seconds earlier. She was confused and wanted me to clarify what was happening by turning on the TV.
Instinctively switching to the BBC, the bold headline read "POWER SURGES ON LONDON UNDERGROUND" and the scene was crawling with police, emergency services and people evacuating the station. I immediately knew what was really going on and told her that there were almost certainly bombs on the tubes and that she should get away from the station.
How did I know this? Because for weeks and months I have watched as the fearmongering in London has risen. I have analyzed the Stasi-like "anti-terror"campaigns, the fake and sometimes unannounced terror drills, the house arrests where all are subsequently released, the press conferences where The Police Commissioner and the Mayor have explicitly told us we would be attacked soon and there's nothing we could do about it.
I have rode on the tube at the rush hour as people nervously pack onto the trains and try not to reveal their anxiety. I have witnessed the antiwar marches and the NO ID campaigns, the tension that surrounded the general election in London, the Live 8 circus and the Olympics farce. I have spoken to Londoners on a daily basis and I have felt the tension rise in this city to a point where we were prepared to be shown the feature presentation, "ATTACK ON LONDON"
So I put the call in to my brother and we were covering the incident, trawling the news wires, watching the live broadcasts within minutes of the first explosion, because that's what we do. We have watched relentlessly as the official story has been pieced together, and this looks, smells and tastes like another government operation. Already, within hours, there are multiple inconsistencies and contradictions which must be highlighted now before they disappear down the memory hole.
The first inconsistency to emerge, and to date the most compelling, is that of advance warning and prior knowledge. The police and the government have said unequivocally that there was no advance warning or indicative intelligence and that the attacks came "out of the blue". Yet early AP and Israeli radio reports clearly stated that Scotland Yard had given warning to the Israeli Embassy in London that an attack was imminent BEFORE any explosions had taken place.
The Israeli National News quickly went off-line completely after the publication of this story, but has since returned with the original article still available.
The Embassy warned Finance Minister and former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to stay inside his London hotel. For an hour after the first blast, the government and the news media were reporting that the cause was an electrical power surge. If the government knew bombs were going to go off before they did, why did they report for an hour that it was an accident? Were they trying to bide time so they could get their story straight? The same thing happened on 9/11 with the first plane strike.
Both Scotland Yard and the Israelis have since denied that they had any foreknowledge of the attack.
Since the original report, major TV news networks have been completely silent on the Netanyahu story. They are just repeating claims that there was no prior knowledge.
About an hour after the story broke, Associated Press started altering their online news stories, stating that Netanyahu got the warning after the first blast and not before. Haaretz is now reporting the same thing. It seems as if they are scrambling to coordinate their cover story. Either there were no warnings or the warning was after the first blast. The dithering seems to suggest there is some confusion on how to successfully hide the smoking gun, the fact that Netanyahu was warned before the first explosion.
Why didn't the people on the trains and buses get the same warning?
In a further development The Jerusalem post has reported that Israel have ordered their officials not to speak to the media about the bombings, suggesting a lock down on any potential leaks.
DOWNGRADING ALERT LEVEL
On June 7th, MI5 downgraded the London terror alert from its second highest level "severe general" to a lower category of "substantial". One month before the World's leaders were to gather in Britain, bringing in an influx of protesters and activists, why would this be a logical course of action?
Why did they do this, was somebody lowering the guard
ARMY ON THE STREETS?
Several foreign news reports stated that at 11:20 the Army were dispatched onto the streets of London. If this actually happened, were we under martial law? and why were the British people not informed. I have not heard or seen any eyewitness accounts stating the presence of soldiers on the streets, but no one is denying it occurred either.
MOBILE NETWORK SHUTDOWN?
The Police have said today that the mobile phone networks were not shut down as this would have caused public panic. (The Madrid Bombings were coordinated with the use of mobile phones). "We did consider it. We do have that ability," Blair said. But he said commanders considered how that would affect public confidence, and decided not to do it.
OK so why is the British media reporting that networks were shut down under a program called Access Overload Control , and why could I not make any calls for at least two hours? When the network is busy you get told that it is busy, my calls were instantly intercepted and failed immediately with no such message.
Furthermore, Whilst some "investigators" are saying timers WERE used to detonate the bombs, the Police are saying there is no evidence that timers were used.
REMOVING BODIES OR NOT?
During the same press conference the Police Commissioner also indicated that there were still bodies in the train between Russell Square and Kings Cross that are not yet being retrieved due to dangers of the tunnel collapsing. Yet the BBC had reported minutes earlier that police at the scene were saying they were in the process of carrying out forensic work in that carriage and the bodies were being retrieved. Which is true?
It is clear that the officials are not getting the official story straight.
HOW MANY DEAD?
The police will only go as far as saying at this point that "more than 50" are dead. Of these 50 officially only 2 died on the bus. The scene where the bus was blown apart has been completely cordoned off with screens. It is clear that more than 2 people died on the bus just from the pictures that have been released and the eyewitness accounts, so why are we still being told only 2 people are dead?
The Bombs also "held less than 10 pounds of high explosives" (about rucksack size). Are we to believe that this amount of explosive material on 3 different trains and 1 bus has not killed more than 50 people? The carriages at that time are absolutely packed with people, you have to literally stand nose to nose. I know, I was on a train at that time on the same line just the previous day.
Again the authorities are hiding the real facts, why?
More people are killed in car accidents every week in London than in this "major terror attack" yet the repercussions are likely to vastly bolster the police state grid.
SUICIDE BOMBERS? CCTV?
The media is in a frenzy over whether the bombs were let off by suicide bombers. The Police have said there is no evidence of suicide bombers and that there are many CCTV tapes to trawl through in order to uncover the facts. All London Buses have CCTV cameras on them, why don't they just watch the one video from the one bus that was attacked and find out if there was a suicide bomber?
The answer seems to be that if there were indeed suicide bombers, then the fear level is diminished because the perpetrators are not "still out there" lurking, waiting to strike again.
London has around 4 million surveillance cameras, there are thousands on the underground, yet we are now being told that they are absolutely useless. If they neither prevent such attacks nor help in the aftermath, then what is the point in them?
HOW MANY BOMBS?
Initial reports suggested there were up to 8 bombs on the underground and 3 on buses. This was later scaled back to 3 on the underground and one on a bus. So there were 7 incidents that never actually happened. Police have said that this confusion can be attributed to the fact that people were coming out of different stations. Furthermore the other bus incidents were "controlled explosions". Controlled explosions of what?
Could it be that the attack was supposed to be larger in scale but further incidents failed to make the right impact?
STATEMENT CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY
The "Al Qaeda" Statement claiming responsibility for the attacks is being hyped by the media. Just like on 9/11 no one has officially claimed that they carried out the attack. It says:
"The heroic mujahideen have carried out a blessed raid in London. Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, eastern, and western quarters."
You have to actively assume that this group are writing in the third person about themselves in order to come to the conclusion that they are claiming responsibility. The same goes for Bin Laden's video in which he "claimed responsibility" for 9/11.
The fact that anyone could have posted this statement and it came from "Arab Sources" is secondary to the fact that it claims nothing. This will not matter though as over time it will be repeated again and again in the media. The government don't even have to officially announce "Al Qaeda" is responsible.
Furthermore MSNBC TV translator Jacob Keryakes, has pointed out that the claim of responsibility contained an error in one of the Quranic verses it cited. That suggests that the claim may be phony..
"This is not something al-Qaida would do," he said.
THERE IS NOTHING FOR "AL QAEDA" TO GAIN FROM THIS
The Financial Times of London reported on the 6th of July that we were pulling a significant number of troops out of Iraq, then 'Al-Qaeda' bomb us, so the troops stay, how does that benefit 'Al-Qaeda'?
We are supposed to believe that Al Qaeda is made up of intelligent well educated, well off individuals who meticulously plan their operations. Are we to believe that they do not comprehend the fact that if they bomb major Western cities they will feel the wrath of both angry Westerners and well meaning peaceful Muslims.
We need to focus on the question of who will gain from these latest attacks and who has gained from the past attacks? Most importantly we must not just accept what we are told because clearly what we are being told does not add up.
JUST THE BEGINNING
One day after the attacks the inconsistencies and contradictions are mounting. In the weeks and months to come more and more will come out as the official story is demanded by the press and the public. Just as now, we will be here reporting them.
Message from St Germain
There was a time when you relied heavily on the off-world messages for your direction. Now the energy for change is strongly rooted upon Earth as you are finding so many individuals or small groups are responding to the call. It is taking place on many levels and the impetus is such that it is rapidly gathering pace. It is wonderful to see so many of you actively involved, with a determination that cannot fail to bring the desired results.
You have a saying that news travels fast, and with another "terrorist" attack, a back lash against the guilty ones is growing day by day. Far from subduing you, this latest one has made you more determined than ever to root them out. You could have felt hopeless and dispirited and come more under the control of the dark. However true this may be for certain individuals the mood will not last, as born out of this travesty is a greater belief in your own power. Fear is being put aside, to be replaced with a strong sense of purpose that is now carrying you forward on a wave of optimism that is sweeping the world. It is an energy for good that is linking up many, many people from all walks of life that see a way out of the morass.
We of the higher forces continue our input, and are delighted with your response as you stand proudly in the ranks of those who lead the movement for change. A little here, a little there and it grows bigger and bigger and it is surprising how many of you take the lead from others. You do not question how effective your own contribution is because you know that your power and influence is growing within the human consciousness. The support comes from the energy given to the thought-form for change that has been enhanced over the last few years. It is real and anyone that is on the same vibration is drawing energy from it.
The dark lack the Light, and do not understand the resilience and power of those within it. They still believe that they can beat you down into submission to their controls. The opposite is now happening, and in response to their every move, the Lighted ones are confidently opposing them. This is the real battle for control of Earth, and no amount of new laws or measures designed to deflate your intentions will succeed. You may not normally go against your leaders, but you see now that their path taking them to oblivion. They are so single-minded to achieve the success of their agenda; they care not even if they take away the freedom and lives of others.
There is a feeling of knowing what is right or wrong, and intuitively you see Humanity is being forced down a path that leads to total domination. This is against all other expectations and promises for these end-times. You realize that you are being denied your place to stand free and in the Light, but no one can deny you the right to claim your divinity. Even if unaware of the details, more people are sensing that great changes are afoot and will not allow them to be prevented through the actions of just the few.
It is a joy to see your positive response to the terror tactics, and as the dark chuckle in their hideaways they little realize that their actions are having the opposite affect. Yes, we know exactly what they are up to and we stop many attempts to escalate the terrorism. Regrettably, there are some occasions when we have to allow certain actions to go ahead, but be assured that they will result in the best outcome for all concerned. I stress I am talking of Humanity as a whole, and the sacrifice of those who are directly hurt by the actions of the dark is one they have accepted for this reason. In any war there are bound to be casualties, and when you honor your dead you are rightly acknowledging wonderful loving souls.
You are living in a most extraordinary time, and soon you will effectively switch realities to one that brings that long awaited and elusive peace. You will see how readily everyone will adapt to the changes, and society as a whole will find a new way of working together. Even those beings who continually disrupt your life will find a new sense of purpose. Looking back, you will realize that so much unrest has had its roots in the lack of faith in society to offer a peaceful environment. There has forever been turmoil and upset, and often no sign of achievement that would allow people the freedom of _expression that they required.
The lessons of duality have truly been understood, and it is time to draw this period to a close. The new one has already started and a point is soon to come where you will know this beyond doubt. The changes will be so far reaching that you will quickly find your way onto the new path. It will seem quite natural and acceptable, as it will reflect the wishes and desires of Humanity that have been expressed for eons of time. In your sub-consciousness you have carried the knowledge of these changes with you, and nothing could seem more natural as it manifests around you.
I am St. Germain and see how the last days are coming, as the old has no place in the new era that has started. Your affairs have always been overseen by great Beings and various councils that monitor and direct your progress. What was hidden will soon come out and you will learn of your greatness which at present few suspect. To put it simply, you are fantastic Beings of Light that elected to experience in the name of the Creator, and are held in high esteem. This little corner of the solar system is the focus of the Cosmos as you rise into your Light, and great love and adoration are permeating your very ethers. We all love you all very much.
Thank you St. Germain
ONLY A MAN TEACHING LAW COULD WRITE LIKE THAT... BUT MANY OF HIS ASSERTIONS ARE CORRECT.
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Cui Bono Revisited
by Butler Shaffer
July 8, 2005
Cui Bono is not the rock musician who fashions himself mankinds ambassador to the governments of the world. It is, rather, the question asked when an official was murdered in ancient Rome: "who benefited"? It is the question gullible minds have long forgotten to ask themselves following politically-motivated atrocities.
The state saves us the difficulties associated with asking and exploring such a question. Following the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, as well as the 9/11 attacks on the WTC, the political establishment locked most Americans into one explanation: "terrorists." It is amazing that, for all the criticism heaped upon so-called "intelligence agencies" for their "failure" to anticipate 9/11, federal officials were able to identify the alleged perpetrators of these crimes complete with photographs of same within hours after the attacks!
The state doesnt want disquieting questions to be asked. In fact, it urges the public to "remain calm," and not be distressed by destructive events. The state will explain it all in terms that serve its ends, with no need for minds to be sidetracked by "cui bono" inquiries into other possible causal factors. Thus, one of President Bushs first acts, following 9/11, was to remind people what their minds had already been conditioned to reject, namely, "conspiracy" explanations. That he immediately spouted conspiratorial theories of his own (e.g., "axis of evil," Al-Qaeda, Islamic terrorism) did not register, in the minds of most, as just one more of this mans glaring contradictions.
I subscribe to the sentiments of a friend who said "I am not interested in conspiracy theories; I am interested in the facts of conspiracies!" Those who deny, outright, the existence of conspiracies, have a difficult time explaining the events of 9/11. Was there some kind of "harmonic convergence" that brought the nineteen hijackers onto these planes without any concerted intentions on their parts? Was it nothing more than fate what Middle Easterners would call "kismet" that brought these total strangers together that morning to bring about the unplanned orchestration of these deadly and destructive acts? Intelligent minds would reject such an explanation, leaving us to find causation in a conspiracy.
But Mr. Bush and all the mind-setters in academia and the media warns us to resist temptations to look to conspiracies for causation; that those who seek such inquiries are "paranoid" and probable hate-mongers. On the other hand, it is quite acceptable to embrace conspiracies identified by the state. We are to listen only to the booming voice of "the Great Oz," and to "pay no attention to that man behind the screen."
The question becomes, then, not whether conspiracies exist, but who has conspired to bring about massive acts of death and destruction? A beginning point is to ask the question instinctively posed by Romans: "cui bono?" Who has benefited from these various acts? Such an inquiry does not necessarily provide one with the correct answer but, like police investigators who focus upon the spouse of a murder victim as the initial suspect, it is a rational way to begin.
The facility with which politicians, media spokesmen, and other statists were able to inculcate gullible minds in the catechism of "Islamic terrorism," illustrates the dangerous nature of mass-mindedness. Efforts to contrast "terrorism" and governmental behavior only create distinctions without meaning. Each group uses terror consisting of violence and the threat of violence to accomplish their respective ends. American planes bomb Baghdad in a program named "shock and awe," while Iraqi insurgents retaliate with suicide bombers. Each effort is designed to terrorize the Iraqi people into obedience to one side or the other.
Intelligent minds such as those who might have had a basic course in physics in their youth ought to recognize Newtons "third law of motion" playing out in all of this. If Al-Qaeda activists were responsible for 9/11, their motivation in having done so is more plausibly to be found in reactions to American foreign policy, than in some collective Islamic envy over the cell-phones, blue jeans, popular music, and Hollywood movies that represent so much of American culture. I have a difficult time imagining a suicide bomber crashing into his target with his last thoughts being "take that, Howard Stern!"
The statists, of course, dont want you to understand how such forces of butchery are causally connected to each other; how they necessarily derive from the very nature of coercive power. You are expected to regard these competing influences of destructiveness as polar opposites what President Bush so childishly labels the forces of "good" versus "evil." There is nothing new in the creation of such false dichotomies. Americas first King George doubtless regarded Jefferson, Franklin, Sam Adams, John Hancock, et al., as a cabal of "terrorists" (although "traitor" was more likely the adjective du jour). The practitioners of American "Manifest Destiny" looked upon American Indians as the equivalent of "terrorists" (i.e., "savages") for their active resistance to the 7th Cavalrys efforts to slaughter and despoil them. The Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, and the members of the French resistance movement in Paris were likewise regarded as "terrorists" by the Nazi regime.
Such thoughts were rekindled as I watched the political class and its obsequious media describing todays bombing of subways and a bus in London that has killed many people. The "terrorist" catechisms are again offered up for reaffirmation by the faithful; the bifurcation of "good" and "evil" are provided by President Bush who contrasted the "ideology of hope and compassion" with the "ideology of hate." Such infantile reasoning has played well to an American audience, so why would we expect this man to alter the script?
Other politicians raced to the television cameras to capitalize on this event. Tony Blair with his fellow G8 Summit participants standing behind him (including George Bush in his Marshal Dillon stance) repeated the party line with nary a break in meter that might otherwise have been occasioned by an awareness of the connection between this atrocity and Britains participation in the Iraq war. In a show of moral resolve, even New York Governor Pataki held a press conference to condemn the bombing of innocent people (i.e., in London, not Baghdad).
This is an opportune time for intelligent men and women to begin formulating their own questions, rather than continuing to internalize answers fed to them by those with an interest in conditioning their minds. Such an inquiry ought to include the possibility that some of these events might be the product of provocateuring (i.e., the political establishment engineering attacks in order to arouse public sentiment on behalf of expanded police powers and a war agenda). The very existence of the word admits of its historic role in matters political. The burning of the German Reichstag facilitated Hitlers rise to power, while Roosevelts conscious efforts to bring about the bombing of Pearl Harbor made it possible for him to overcome public opposition to entering the war.
Those who might be inclined to consider such a possible explanation for 9/11 are invited to read David Ray Griffins book The New Pearl Harbor, in which he invites such an inquiry. To raise such a possibility as a question to be examined is not to make an accusation, but only to follow the "cui bono" question to embrace all who might have so benefited. If we are to understand the vicious nature of our world, we must follow wherever the evidence leads us; we must not foreclose any inquiry by political fiat.
So-called "Islamic terrorist" groups might also benefit from such attacks and must, therefore, be kept on the list of suspects to be examined. For the same reason that Americans coalesced around state authority following 9/11, "terrorists" who aspire to state power use such attacks as well as American military attacks upon other countries as a basis for recruiting followers of their own. To say, therefore, that state systems and "terrorist" groups each benefit from acts of violence upon others, is simply to identify the symbiotic nature of all politically-based systems.
And thus do we come to the crux of the matter. Nations that war upon other nations ignite angry responses from the victims of such attacks. Such reactions often take the forms we have witnessed in New York City, Iraq, and now London. Politicians and the more observant members of the media know what they do not want you to know: the way to end "terrorist" attacks is to stop having foreign policies that make other people angry!
None of what I have said is meant to justify what are called "terrorist" acts. What these groups do is every bit as indefensible as Americans bombing Iraqi cities and torturing Iraqi citizens. What I am urging is an end to the divisive thinking that underlies the mutually destructive nature of all political systems. The state whatever its form is terror, for it depends upon threats and violence to obtain obedience to its will. Americans need to understand that their government, as long as it persists in using offensive military power against others, is making America a most insecure place. The real "homeland security" is to be found in the United States announcing to the world that it intends to live with others by free trade, not by force of arms; that it will withdraw its military, its intelligence-agency operatives, and other perverse influences from the lives of others; and that Americans will, in the words of Lysander Spooner, "go home and content themselves with the exercise of only such rights and power as nature has given to them in common with the rest of mankind."
Butler Shaffer teaches at the Southwestern University School of Law.
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By Chris Floyd
February 18, 2005
'You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple: to force ... the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security."
This was the essence of Operation Gladio, a decades-long covert campaign of terrorism and deceit directed by the intelligence services of the West -- against their own populations. Hundreds of innocent people were killed or maimed in terrorist attacks -- on train stations, supermarkets, cafes and offices -- which were then blamed on "leftist subversives" or other political opponents. The purpose, as stated above in sworn testimony by Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra, was to demonize designated enemies and frighten the public into supporting ever-increasing powers for government leaders -- and their elitist cronies.
First revealed by Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti in 1991, Gladio (from the Latin for "sword") is still protected to this day by its founding patrons, the CIA and MI6. Yet parliamentary investigations in Italy, Switzerland and Belgium have shaken out a few fragments of the truth over the years. These have been gathered in a new book, "NATO's Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe," by Daniele Ganser, as Lila Rajiva reports on CommonDreams.org.
Originally set up as a network of clandestine cells to be activated behind the lines in the event of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe, Gladio quickly expanded into a tool for political repression and manipulation, directed by NATO and Washington. Using right-wing militias, underworld figures, government provocateurs and secret military units, Gladio not only carried out widespread terrorism, assassinations and electoral subversion in democratic states such as Italy, France and West Germany, but also bolstered fascist tyrannies in Spain and Portugal, abetted the military coup in Greece and aided Turkey's repression of the Kurds.
Among the "smoking guns" unearthed by Ganser is a Pentagon document, Field Manual FM 30-31B, which details the methodology for launching terrorist attacks in nations that "do not react with sufficient effectiveness" against "communist subversion." Ironically, the manual states that the most dangerous moment comes when leftist groups "renounce the use of force" and embrace the democratic process. It is then that "U.S. army intelligence must have the means of launching special operations which will convince Host Country Governments and public opinion of the reality of the insurgent danger." Naturally, these peace-throttling "special operations must remain strictly secret," the document warns.
Indeed, it would not do for the families of the 85 people ripped apart by the Aug. 2, 1980 bombing of the Bologna train station to know that their loved ones had been murdered by "men inside Italian state institutions and ... men linked to the structures of United States intelligence," as the Italian Senate concluded after its investigation in 2000.
The Bologna atrocity is an example of what Gladio's masters called "the strategy of tension" -- fomenting fear to keep populations in thrall to "strong leaders" who will protect the nation from the ever-present terrorist threat. And as Rajiva notes, this strategy wasn't limited to Western Europe. It was applied, with gruesome effectiveness, in Central America by the Reagan and Bush administrations. During the 1980s, right-wing death squads, guerrilla armies and state security forces -- armed, trained and supplied by the United States -- murdered tens of thousands of people throughout the region, often acting with particular savagery at those times when peaceful solutions to the conflicts seemed about to take hold.
Last month, it was widely reported that the Pentagon is considering a similar program in Iraq. What was not reported, however -- except in the Iraqi press -- is that at least one pro-occupation death squad is already in operation. Just days after the Pentagon plans were revealed, a new militant group, "Saraya Iraqna," began offering big wads of American cash for insurgent scalps -- up to $50,000, the Iraqi paper Al Ittihad reports. "Our activity will not be selective," the group promised. In other words, anyone they consider an enemy of the state will be fair game.
Strangely enough, just as it appears that the Pentagon is establishing Gladio-style operations in Iraq, there has been a sudden rash of terrorist attacks on outrageously provocative civilian targets, such as hospitals and schools, the Guardian reports. Coming just after national elections in which the majority faction supported slates calling for a speedy end to the American occupation, the shift toward high-profile civilian slaughter has underscored the "urgent need" for U.S. forces to remain on the scene indefinitely, to provide security against the ever-present terrorist threat. Meanwhile, the Bushists continue constructing their long-sought permanent bases in Iraq: citadels to protect the oil that incoming Iraqi officials are promising to sell off to American corporations -- and launching pads for new forays in geopolitical domination.
Perhaps it's just a coincidence. But the U.S. elite's history of directing and fomenting terrorist attacks against friendly populations is so extensive -- indeed, so ingrained and accepted -- that it calls into question the origin of every terrorist act that roils the world. With each fresh atrocity, we're forced to ask: Was it the work of "genuine" terrorists or a "black op" by intelligence agencies -- or both?
While not infallible, the ancient Latin question is still the best guide to penetrating the bloody murk of modern terrorism: Cui bono? Who benefits? Whose powers and policies are enhanced by the attack? For it is indisputable that the "strategy of tension" means power and profit for those who claim to possess the key to "security." And from the halls of the Kremlin to the banks of the Potomac, this cynical strategy is the ruling ideology of our times.
CLIP - For the rest go at http://context.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2005/02/18/120.html
THIS SEEMS PRETTY IMPORTANT! THE DAILY SHOW (with Jon Stewart) WAS ALMOST ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO RIDICULING THE REFUSAL BY THE WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON TO COMMENT ON KARL ROVE'S CRIME.
From: "Kathleen Roberts" <email@example.com>
Subject: The Lynchpin to Bush's Impeachment
Date: 9 Jul 2005
Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
RE: THE LYNCHPIN TO BUSH'S IMPEACHMENT
July 9, 2005
My Fellow Americans,
The Supreme Law Firm heartily endorses Carl Worden's analysis below, for the following reasons:
(1) we have now provided our contacts at the U.S. Coast Guard with evidence that the uranium oxide ("yellow cake") was exported from Niger -- NOT to Iraq -- but to Israel's nuclear reactor at Dimona, in the Negev Desert;
(2) separately, we have endeavored to circulate reports confirming that Dutch Intel-1 recently nailed the Mossad (Israeli secret police) for receiving plutonium at the Port of Amsterdam, which was stolen by the Russian mafia from former Soviet nuclear stockpiles in the Ural Mountains;
(3) separate reports also confirmed that the Mossad were directly implicated in the crash of a cargo plane at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport, which was transporting ingredients for chemical and biological weapons to Israel;
(4) the criminal "outing" of Valerie Plame's identity -- as an undercover CIA operative -- evidently resulted in the assassination of many of her subordinate operatives, necessarily implicating the guilty parties as accessories to murder as well;
(5) the "yellow cake" allegation was made by George W. Bush in his State of the Union address to Congress in 2003; because this story is now proven to be false, Bush is necessarily implicated in a felony violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001, and conspiracy with others to violate same, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2, 3, and 371 (also a felony);
(6) George W. Bush has already been formally notified that he is under investigation on suspicion of attempting to murder a foreign head of state, genocide against the People and the Nation of Iraq, and treason in connection with the events of 9/11;
(7) Alberto Gonzales and Donald Rumsfeld have also been formally notified that they are likewise under investigation on suspicion of related felony violations of the Title 18,
United States Code, chiefly the federal laws prohibiting torture.
All of this adds up to a pretty long rap sheet of impeachable offenses, and we haven't even begun to itemize all of the related RICO predicate acts that were committed in support of the crimes enumerated above.
Our sincere congratulations to Carl Warden, for staying on top of this history-making story (see below).
Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Private Attorney General, Criminal Investigator and
Federal Witness: 18 U.S.C. 1510, 1512-13, 1964(a)
From: "Carl f. Worden" <email@example.com>
Subject: THE LYNCHPIN TO BUSH'S IMPEACHMENT
Date: 8 Jul 2005
THE LYNCHPIN TO BUSH'S IMPEACHMENT
Carl F. Worden
Okay, folks, let's move past the bloody events of 7/7 in London, and examine an equally important national news story that is hardly being reported. Just as the Watergate scandal eventually forced Richard Nixon to resign from the Office of The Presidency, the "Plame Outing" portends to do exactly the same for the presidency of George W. Bush.
Valerie Plame was an undercover CIA operative investigating whether or not Saddam Hussein of Iraq still had stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, or WMD. Mrs. Plame's husband is former Ambassador Joseph Wilson.
As George W. Bush was in the process of "convincing" Congress that Iraq still had large stockpiles of WMD and was planning to use them "imminently" against the United States and our allies, covert CIA agent Valerie Plame was confiding to her husband that Bush was lying. Mrs. Plame also told her husband that Iraq had made no attempt to secure nuclear materials from Niger, as was also being alleged by the Bush Administration.
At the time, only one lonely voice screamed from the rooftops of this nation that the president and his administration were "wrong" about Iraq's WMD stockpile, and that was former Marine and U.N. Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter. He did get some press, but the Bush Administration put out a rumor that suggested Ritter was on the payroll of Saddam Hussein and could not be trusted. Those who knew of and trusted Ritter didn't buy the lie, and those who just wanted to kill somebody after 9/11 accepted the administration version as Gospel. That's just the way it is nowadays.
But when Valerie Plame's husband, Joseph Wilson, a former ambassador and a most highly respected source for his accuracy, integrity and credibility, came out publicly and stated the Niger/Nuclear story had already been proven bogus before Bush mentioned it in his 2003 State of The Union address, Bush was caught flat-footed in a bold-faced lie. The excuse given for the faux pas was an alleged failure to fully vet the script of the speech before Bush gave it, and as usual, those who opposed the coming war knew it was a lie, and those who wanted to get on with the killing accepted the excuse as an innocent boo-boo.
At the time, the Bush people were quite full of themselves and riding high in the polls. They saw themselves as virtually untouchable after the 9/11 attacks and their military success in routing out the Taliban Government in Afghanistan, so they let their egos and the power they wield fool themselves into thinking they could do just about anything to anyone, and nobody could do a thing about it. Come to think of it, that's what brought down Richard Nixon. Hmmm...
So instead of just allowing the whole Wilson -- Niger -- Nuclear lie to drift away into obscurity and irrelevance, they wanted revenge. The next thing you know, conservative columnist Robert Novak has written an article that identified Joseph Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, as a covert CIA operative investigating weapons of mass destruction! With that revelation, Plame's cover was blown and she had to withdraw. But what most folks don't realize is that when a covert spook is exposed, the enemy always arrests, tortures and kills everyone associated with that spook -- and especially those they thought were on their side. To this day, nobody really knows how much damage was done by the Plame outing, but I can assure you that people died because of it, even if Plame herself is safe.
It is a federal crime to expose the name of an American covert agent, circa the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982. It carries a sentence of 10 years in prison and a $50,000.00 fine, which in my mind is just not enough. Considering how many people can be exposed, tortured and executed when just one highly-placed CIA operative is identified, the deliberate outing of such an agent should carry the death penalty and nothing less. Notice I wrote the "deliberate" identification of such an agent should carry the death penalty, and not the inadvertent screw-up of a blabbermouth.
But the Plame outing was deliberate, and for a specious reason: The Bush people knew Wilson's wife was a covert CIA spy, and they put two-and-two together to figure out it was she who told her husband the Niger story was a lie. Is that petty or what??
Next, two reporters were involved in relaying the Plame/CIA identity to columnist Robert Novak. They are Time Magazine reporter Matthew Cooper, and Judith Miller of the New York Times. Both reporters were ordered in court to reveal the source of the Plame outing, and both refused to do so on the grounds of the First Amendment right to free press and free speech. In every case prior, the courts upheld a journalist's right to protect a confidential source, but that was before we ended up with the current Supreme Court that I contend is the worst enemy of the Constitution that has ever been impaneled. Nevertheless, I hate to admit this on the grounds I'm subscribing to situation ethics and I hate my hypocrisy, but I'm happy to report this corrupted Supreme Court refused to hear the appeals of Cooper and Miller.
Cooper's boss at Time Magazine has agreed to give Cooper's notes to the court, while Miller has already begun her stay in prison. But the court has ordered Cooper to testify in open court as to his source, and he has agreed to do so. Cooper's notes reveal his probable source to be White House insider Karl Rove, but that is not conclusive, and we won't get closer to the truth until Cooper testifies. If it is Rove, I doubt he revealed Plame's identity to the reporters without President Bush's permission, but they may take the same stand Nixon took; that Nixon didn't know anything about the Watergate break-in, but he did make a mistake trying to cover it up. We'll see.
But the real reason this Plame incident is so important is that it adds a tremendous amount of credibility to the recently exposed "Downing Street Memo", in which notes were taken at a meeting in Britain that revealed Bush planned to attack Iraq long before the WMD accusations were made, and that the "Intelligence was being fixed" around that policy. The fact that such a petty act of revenge was enacted against Joseph Wilson's wife for the "crime" of her husband telling the American people the god's-honest truth, certainly lends credence to those who contend the Downing Street Memo is a smoking gun that reveals deliberate deception upon the Congress and the American people to go to war with Iraq on the basis of entirely false allegations.
Last time I checked, that was an impeachable offense, and now we have the deliberate outing of a carefully placed CIA spy who was working to protect you and me from further terrorist attacks. Do you join me in asking, "Whose side are these Bush guys on??"
Carl F. Worden
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Date: July 12, 2005
Subject: Mr. Rove and the Access of Evil
MR. ROVE AND THE ACCESS OF EVIL
Tell Us Your "Source," Judy
Not published in The New York Times
July 12, 2005
By Greg Palast
The only thing more evil, small-minded and treacherous than the Bush Administration's jailing Judith Miller for a crime the Bush Administration committed, is Judith Miller covering up her Bush Administration "source."
Judy, Karl Rove ain't no "source." A confidential source -- and I've worked with many -- is an insider ready to put himself on the line to blow the whistle on an official lie or hidden danger. I would protect a source's name with my life and fortune as would any journalist who's not a craven jerk (the Managing Editor of Time Magazine comes to mind).
But the weasel who whispered "Valerie Plame" in Miller's ear was no source. Whether it was Karl Rove or some other Rove-tron inside the Bush regime (and no one outside Bush's band would have had this information), this was an official using his official info to commit a crime for the sole purpose of punishing a REAL whistleblower, Joseph Wilson, Plame's husband, for questioning our President's mythological premise for war in Iraq.
New York Times reporter Miller and her paper would rather she go to prison for four months than identify their "source." Why?
Part of her oddball defense is that The Times never ran the story about Wilson's wife. They get no points for that. The Times SHOULD have run the story with the headline: BUSH OPERATIVE COMMITS FELONY TO PUNISH WHISTLEBLOWER. The lead paragraph should have been, "Today, Mr. K--- R--- [or other slime ball as appropriate] attempted to plant sensitive intelligence information on The New York Times, a felony offense, in an attempt to harm former Ambassador Joseph Wilson who challenged the President's claim regarding Iraq's nuclear program."
A Karl Rove or Rove-like creature peddling a back-door smear doesn't make him a source. Miller's real crime is not concealing a source, but burying the story. A reporter should never, ever give notes to a grand jury, but this information is something The Times owes the PUBLIC, not the prosecutors.
Why didn't The Times run this story? Why not now? Who are they covering for and why?
Maybe the problem for The Times is that this is the same "source" that used Miller to promote, as fact, her ersatz report before the invasion of Iraq that Saddam truly had nukes and bugs and chemicals he could launch at Los Angeles. That "source" too needs publication, Judy.
Every rule has an exception. My mama always told me to "compliment the chef" at dinner. But that doesn't apply when the chef pees in your soup. Likewise, there's an exception to the rule of source protection. When officialdom uses "you-can't-use-my- name" to cover a lie, the official is not a source, but a disinformation propagandist -- and Miller and The Times have been all too willing to play Izvestia to the Bush's Kremlinesque prevarications.
And that is what Miller is protecting: the evil called "access."
The great poison in the corpus of American journalism is the lust for tidbits of supposedly "inside" information which is more often than not inside misinformation parading as hot news.
And thus we have Miller sucking on the steaming sewage pipe of White House lies about Iraq and spitting it out in the pages of The Times as "investigative reporting," for which The Times has apologized. Likewise, we had the embarrassment of Bob Woodward's special access to the Oval Office after the September 11 attacks when Woodward reported the exclusive news that the President was a flawless commander in chief in the war on terror -- for which Woodward has yet to apologize.
While reporting from the Potemkin village of decision-making set up for him at the White House, Woodward missed the real story that, in the words of the Downing Street memo, our leaders were losing track of Osama while they spent their time "fixing the intelligence" on Iraq. Even if Woodward learned of it, would he have reported it at the risk of losing his access to evil?
As Karl Rove chuckles and Judy does time, we are left to ask, What are Miller and The New York Times doing: protecting the name of a source or covering up their conduit to the Bush gang's machinery of deception?
One can only be sympathetic to Miller for choosing jail over bending to the power of the State. But as T.S. Eliot said,
"The last temptation is the greatest treason,
To do the right deed for the wrong reason."
Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Subscribe to his commentaries or view his investigative reports for BBC Television at http://www.GregPalast.com
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Americans Paying a "Fearful Price for Bush's Adventure"
Autism, mercury, and politics
By Robert Kennedy Jr. | July 1, 2005
MOUNTING EVIDENCE suggests that Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative in children's vaccines, may be responsible for the exponential growth of autism, attention deficit disorder, speech delays, and other childhood neurological disorders now epidemic in the United States.
Prior to 1989, American infants generally received three vaccinations (polio, measles-mumps-rubella, and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis). In the early 1990s, public health officials dramatically increased the number of Thimerosal-containing vaccinations without considering the cumulative impact of the mercury load on developing brains.
In a 1991 memo, Dr. Maurice Hilleman, one of the fathers of Merck's vaccination programs, warned his bosses that 6-month-old children administered the shots on schedule would suffer mercury exposures 87 times the government safety standards. He recommended that Thimerosal be discontinued and complained that the US Food and Drug Administration, which has a notoriously close relationship with the pharmaceutical industry, could not be counted on to take appropriate action as its European counterparts had. Merck ignored Hilleman's warning, and for eight years government officials added seven more shots for children containing Thimerosal.
Mercury is a known brain poison, and autism rates began rising dramatically in children who were administered the new vaccine regimens. A decade ago the American Academy of Pediatrics estimated the autism rate among American children to be 1 in 2,500. Today, the CDC places the rate at 1 in 166, or 1 in 80 boys. Additionally, one in six children is now diagnosed with a related neurological disorder.
In 2000, the CDC met with pharmaceutical companies and the FDA in secret to review its findings linking Thimerosal with the dramatic rise in neurological illnesses. According to transcripts, participants were alarmed about the undeniable links between the Thimerosal and widespread brain damage in children. Dr. Bill Weil told the group, ''You can play with [the results] all you want. They are statistically significant." Dr. Richard Johnston admitted he feared his grandchild getting a Thimerosal-containing vaccine. But the group was most concerned with keeping the findings secret. ''Consider this embargoed information," said Dr. Roger Bernier, a senior director at the National Immunization Program, at the meeting's close. The CDC now says it has ''lost" the data that supported the crucial study and has persistently defied congressional requests and federal law requiring it to open up the federal Vaccine Safety Database to scientists and the public.
Numerous animal, DNA, epidemiological, and other studies point to Thimerosal as a culprit in America's epidemic of neurological disorders. Autistic children have been shown to have higher mercury loads than nonautistics, and there have been reports of significant improvements in some brain-injured children by removing mercury from their brains. Most of the symptoms of autism are similar to the symptoms of mercury poisoning. Scientists have been able to induce autism-like symptoms in mice by exposing them to Thimerosal. A recent study by an FDA scientist, Dr. Jill James, found that many autistic children are genetically deficient in their capacity to produce glutathione, an antioxidant generated in the brain that helps remove mercury from the body.
Government health agencies who green-lighted Thimerosal have turned a blind eye to the hundreds of studies linking Thimerosal to a wide range of neurological disorders and joined the pharmaceutical industry to gin up a series of flawed European studies to exonerate Thimerosal. Those studies examined children exposed to a tiny fraction of the Thimerosal given to American kids and took advantage of the autism spike that resulted from deceptive data-gathering in Scandinavia to argue that autism rates are unrelated to Thimerosal use.
Drug makers wary of liability reduced Thimerosal in most children's vaccines in recent years, but the preservative remains in flu shots, tetanus boosters, and over-the-counter drugs. Mercury-laced vaccine stocks were given to American children until the end of 2003.
Government officials who continue to champion Thimerosal should recognize that this is not just a theoretical exercise in bureaucratic face-saving. Their wrong-headed defense of Thimerosal safety in the face of overwhelming science is discouraging testing of promising treatments which may be effective. They are depriving vulnerable populations from being identified to avoid Thimerosal. They also cannot escape responsibility for their failure to warn international health agencies and governments who, based upon American assurances, are now injecting the developing world's children with this brain-killing chemical.
Robert Kennedy Jr. is senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
EXPLODING AUTISM EPIDEMIC TIED TO GREED OF PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES
(...) Thimerosal, which contains a neurotoxin mercury compound, has been used for more than half a century as a preservative to prevent bacterial contamination in vaccines. Just a decade ago, most Americans would have to be "Jeopardy" champions just to identify the substance, but parents today are more and more aware of it because many medical researchers believe it is linked to the astounding increase in autism. If you're in your 20s, you had a 1 in 10,000 chance of ending up autistic. Today, that chance in the United States is about 1 in 166 births, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The change in these numbers is statistically incredible, and indicates a health problem of epidemic proportions. As almost every concerned parent now knows, autistic children -- many of them once normal infants and toddlers -- display heartbreaking social withdrawal, loss of speech, reduced eye contact, temper tantrums, repetitive hand-flapping, seizures, constant sleep disturbance, aversion to eye contact, a seemingly weakened immune system, and odd repetitive behaviors such as walking on their toes. The symptoms of infant mercury poisoning are almost exactly the same. As more and more inoculations became required for infants and toddlers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, big pharmaceutical firms manufacturing vaccines started combining the shots in multi-dose vials. They were cheaper to produce, easier to store, and kept parents from making too many trips to the doctor. The thimerosal also gave them longer shelf-life. During this period, the number of vaccines containing thimerosal that were added to the immunization schedule almost doubled. Kids sometimes got three such injections in a single day, and usually nine thimerosal-containing shots during their first half-year of life, when the immune system is still developing and vulnerable. It was during this period the astonishing rate of increase in autistic children started zooming upward. (...) Last September, when George W. Bush was campaigning for re-election, vaccine safety advocates asked Bush to state his position on thimerosal. Dubya responded: "I support the removal of thimerosal from vaccines" for children." He also pledged to fund autism research. A parental group called Unlocking Autism last month unleashed a lobbying and advertising campaign accusing Dubya of flip-flopping on the issue and doing nothing. Members say they got the cold shoulder when they tried to convince White House officials and the Department of Health and Human Services thimerosal is still a problem. The possible future president in the middle of the controversy is Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a heart surgeon and powerful Tennessee Republican who is notoriously protecting big pharmaceutical firms from private lawsuits and who has feverishly (and successfully) tried to deny researchers access to the federal government's sophisticated database of vaccine reaction documents. Frist, you may recall, is the slick politico who after 9/11 snuck a provision into the Homeland Security Act that shielded the big pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly -- developer of thimerosal -- from even being subpoenaed in connection to vaccine lawsuits. He claimed he was just trying to protect future research that would protect against bioterrorism. Yeah, sure. Shortly thereafter, Eli Lilly donated $10,000 to Frist's campaign fund and bought 5,000 copies of the senator's book on bioterrorism. CLIP
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Quieter than Bombs, Iraq's Foul Water also Kills
IRAQ: July 12, 2005
BAGHDAD - In Baghdad's Sadr City slum a pipe has burst, turning an empty building lot into a garbage- strewn mudhole. Children are gambolling in the filth, cooling from the 45 degree Celsius (115 Fahrenheit) summer heat.
A man scoops up the dirty water with a tin bucket into a tub in the back of his pickup truck to take home to his family.
Insurgent sabotage, years of neglect and a reconstruction effort halted because of violence have turned Iraq's water supply into a stinking trickle, killing Iraqis as surely as bullets and bombs. Most of those who die are small children.
"My son is suffering from dehydration," says Lamia Khudier, clutching tiny baby Akeel at Sadr City's Health Clinic Number 6. "It's the water. The water is dirty. It smells. Please, fix the water. It is disgusting."
Baghdad's pipes are broken. Fresh water and raw sewage mix underground. Water pressure is low or non-existent, forcing Baghdadis to use their own pumps to suck out foul water.
The clinic's director, Ziad Nima Salman, says most children in the slum suffer from dehydration, diarrhoea and vomiting. Babies are fed milk made by mixing powder with putrid water.
Few records are kept of how many children are dying. International aid organisations have largely fled. But from where Salman is sitting, the problem has got worse over the last two years.
His clinic has treated twice as many patients with hepatitis A and typhoid in just the first six months of this year than in all of 2004, he said. "For us, the most important thing is the children. They are suffering because of this contamination," he said. US troops say insurgents are targeting infrastructure to undermine the new government's claim to success.
In the past three weeks there have been three attacks on water pumping stations and pipelines, each depriving much of the city of water. Major General William Webster, commander of US forces in the Iraqi capital, said last week that car bomb attacks in the capital are down: "Now they are attacking infrastructure."
Iraq's water supply was probably the single most important victim of the overall neglect of infrastructure during more than a decade of UN-imposed economic sanctions.
Many had hoped that after the fall of Saddam Hussein, US forces would oversee rapid reconstruction and improvement. But violence has dispelled any hope of a quick fix.
"The entire fresh water system needs to be replaced," said Webster. "About 50 percent of fresh water was already being lost before reaching the taps because the pipes were in such bad shape."
US forces say they have spent $2 billion on repairing infrastructure in the capital over the past 18 months. But locals say the situation has got little better, or worse.
It costs a lot to fix pipes in a war zone, said Webster. "The things that go below the ground ... are incredibly expensive. Especially when you have to pay for security for that local jobsite," he said. "To repair the stuff that the bastards are blowing up ... costs a hell of a lot."
Is This What Rumsfeld Meant by "Messy"? (Grist summary)
Air pollution poses yet another crisis for IraqAs if Iraq didn't have enough troubles, air pollution has hit alarming levels in the nation, exacerbating respiratory ailments among its citizens. War damage to the power grid has made state-produced electricity unpredictable, and reconstruction promises by the occu- uh, liberating forces have not panned out. Still, summer temperatures above 120 degrees render air conditioning a near-necessity, so tens of thousands of Iraqis run private home generators or plug in to neighborhood electric stations. Since the start of the war, the number of small gasoline-powered generators has increased 50-fold in Baghdad, where sitting in an air-conditioned home watching TV is a more attractive prospect for many than going out and risking death by suicide bomber. Baghdad's air quality has further suffered from an influx of old, dirty cars. Elsewhere in Iraq, gas flare-offs from oil fields and smoky fires along sabotaged oil pipelines add to the haze.
From: "Teresa Perez" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11 Jul 2005
Subject: WRM Bulletin 96
A "historic opportunity for Africa"?
The Commission for Africa was launched by the British Prime Minister Tony Blair in February 2004. The aim of the Commission "was to take a fresh look at Africa's past and present and the international community's role in its development path." It was tasked with producing a report "with clear recommendations for the G8, EU and other wealthy countries as well as African countries." This last "as well" is already giving a clue to the Commission's mandate.
The report is now ready, and one of its main recommendations is to build more roads. "To improve its capacity to trade", the report says, "Africa needs to make changes internally. It must improve its transport infrastructure to make goods cheaper to move." Although the report does take a look -not necessarily a "fresh" one- at Africa's past, its recommendations don't take the lessons learnt on board. On the contrary, it completely ignores the consequences of road building on people and the environment in the African continent. In fact, the exploitation of Africa and its peoples in colonial, post-colonial and present times was and is made possible through the opening of roads.
Walter Rodney -a leading theoretician of Pan-Africanism- illustrates the process of road building in Africa: "Means of communication were not constructed in the colonial period so that Africans could visit their friends. Nor were they laid down to facilitate internal trade in African commodities. There were no roads connecting different colonies or different parts of the same colony to meet Africa's needs and development. All roads and railways led down to the sea. They were built to extract gold or cotton and to make business possible for the trading companies and for white settlers."
Not much has changed since, except for the fact that more and more commodities have left the continent to make rich countries richer and African countries poorer in economic, social and environmental terms. Part of the current external debt that would apparently be "condoned" by the G8 is the result of road building through loans to governments. While governments contracted the debt, foreign corporations used the roads freely to make their profits.
Most of those profits were made at the expense of forests and forest peoples, particularly in the tropics and subtropics, first through industrial logging and later from other activities such as mining and export-oriented agriculture, all resulting in widespread deforestation and violation of local peoples' rights. This didn't just happen: it was made possible through strategic road opening leading to the desired resources.
Roads are of course not a bad thing in themselves and in many cases local communities can benefit from them. But when the "G8, EU and other wealthy countries" are involved in their promotion, all alarm bells should ring at the same time. Again, as Walter Rodney says, these roads would not be built so that Africans can visit their friends, but, as the Commission for Africa report says, "to make goods cheaper to move". Where to? Again to the ports, obviously.
The above allows for a much better understanding of the recent G8 meeting decision in Scotland, where the leaders of the rich countries made a number of commitments on Africa, with the stated aim of addressing poverty in that continent. We will mention only two issues mentioned in the G8 agreement, which shed light on the underlying interests in the agreement:
- "To provide resources and training to help African producers meet current and new health and safety standards for food exports and other products." Food exports!
- To "Continue our work to build an international infrastructure consortium ... to facilitate infrastructure investment..." More roads!
A "historic opportunity for Africa"? For a handful of Africans, certainly. For the wealthy nations, absolutely. For African people and their environment, no way. The deal is really about how to make African countries generate the conditions for a more efficient appropriation of their resources by Northern-based corporations. Once again, roads for exporting Africa's wealth.
Read the rest of this bulletin when it will be archived at http://www.wrm.org.uy
Anti-Poverty/Environmental Groups Criticize G8
From: "Sunny Ariel" <email@example.com>
Subject: Brit hacks into Pentagon & NASA - finds evidence of secret US space army!!!
Date: 11 Jul 2005
This is an amazing read. You won't believe it (or maybe you will!)
From: drboylan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [UFOFacts] Brit hacks into Pentagon & NASA - finds evidence of secret US space army!!!
Thank you for bringing Saturday's Guardian article to our attention. Such a story would never be printed in Amerika, home of the UFO Cover-Up. It is instructive to note that Gary McKinnon, boy geek, is being characterized by the invincible U.S. superpower (sic) of being "the biggest military computer hack of all time", and presumptively of being a mega- "National Security risk".
And what constitutes this over-arching National Security risk? Because Gary breached Department of Defense files and downloaded lists of "Non-Terrestrial Officers" being transferred from one space vessel to another. Actually, there _is_ a secret military astronaut corps, and the U.S. _does_ operate a fleet of antigravity, space-capable aerospace vehicles, and _does_ operate a secret undeclared orbiting military space station. Thus, the Pentagon is very unhappy that Gary found this out on their files in their own computers, And now the UK's Guardian newspaper has spread this around for all the world to read.
Actually, I think that Gary's best defense is the "Bob Lazar strategy": to go _so_ public with the U.S. Space War information he has, and publicly state so loud and clear that he will make it the center-piece of his defense testimony, including when he resists extradition at the UK extradition hearings. The DoD (and the MoD) will not like US-in-space-war-mode headlines blasting the cover off their delicately-kept secrets.
Maybe they will come back with a better deal for Gary. Something like: shut up and you won't have to worry about bars of soap. You will be given a stiff sentence (suspended), draconian probation conditions, and a huge fine (which the DoD knows will never be collected from this penniless lad.)
Let us hope.
Gary was foolish, reckless, to be sure, but ah, what pluck! And he did get the goods on the "secret" U.S. space war enterprise, fully operational. Neither we nor the Department of Defense really need another UFO Cover-Up martyr.
In the light,
Richard Boylan, Ph.D.
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P.O. Box 22310, Sacramento, CA 95822, USA
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July 9, 2005 - Gary McKinnon has been accused of committing the 'biggest military computer hack of all time', and if extradited to the US faces up to 70 years in jail. So how did this techno geek from north London end up cracking open the Pentagon and Nasa's systems? He talks exclusively to Jon Ronson as he awaits his fate. CLIP