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00.000.19-- In UK, MI6 was involved in recruiting Latvian police + ex-SS men from Germany into the Gladio network.

00.000.19-- Latvian police + ex-SS men from Germany were trained in the UK + at UK bases in West Germany +

00.000.19-- Latvian police + ex-SS men from Germany were returned home to carry out contra-style sabotage raids aimed at disrupting the post-war economy of the Baltic states.

SS Major Hoffman, Emil was used to recruit former Gestapo + SS agents.

00.000.1980 -well into the's- The Special Air Services (SAS) functioned with MI6 to train Italian Stay Behind units in UK for the purpose of guerrilla warfare + sabotage.

Amongst those involved in running secret armed cells within UK were George K. Young, ex-director of MI6 + Tory MP Airey Neave, one of Margaret Thatcher's closest advisors, later murdered by the IRA.

Young formed the group Tory Action which was at the centre of a smear campaign to discredit the Labour government of Harold Wilson.
The CIA + MI6 collaborated to spread disinformation about the Labour Party + portray Wilson as a KGB agent.

00.000.1979 -in case Labour won the general election of-Neave plotted to organise a paramilitary army of resistance -Former MI6 officer Tracey, Leigh revealed in 00.000.19--

Young +

General Sir Walker, Walter (former NATO commander) +

McWhirter, Ross hidden inside the government-funded Reserve Forces Association (RFA) set up a secret paramilitary army called "UNISON" +

00.000.19-- a covert group was formed, called "Resistance and Psychological Operations Committee" (RPOC) which took control of Stay Behind in 00.000.1971 +

was given access to Ministry of Defence departments such as the Joint Warfare Establishment near Salisbury.
The existence of Operation Stay Behind has been officially admitted in :

The existence of Operation Stay Behind has been officially admitted in France +

The existence of Operation Stay Behind has been officially admitted in Holland +

The existence of Operation Stay Behind has been officially admitted in Germany +

The existence of Operation Stay Behind has been officially admitted in Switzerland +

The existence of Operation Stay Behind has been officially admitted in Greece +

The existence of Operation Stay Behind has been officially admitted in Luxembourg +

The existence of Operation Stay Behind has been officially admitted in Turkey +

The existence of Operation Stay Behind has been officially admitted in Italy, where the investigation into the murder of Aldo Moro caused a massive political scandal.

The CIA spent over $100 million on the operation + there were arms dumps all over Europe.

00.000.1990 -As late as- large stockpiles of weapons and explosives for Operation Gladio could still be found in some countries +

00.000.1990 -As late as- Italian prime minister Andreotti, Giulio disclosed that more than 600 people still remained on the Gladio payroll in Italy.

As many as 900 arms dumps across Europe remain intact today….
00.Apr.1967 In the national elections in Greece, the veteran liberal leader Papandreou, George seemed certain to be re-elected as prime minister.

00.000.1964 Papandreou democratically elected with the only outright majority in the history of modern Greek elections.

00.000.1964 Papandreou democratically elected with the only outright majority in the history of modern Greek elections- immediately- Greek military + USA CIA to unseat Papandreou, George -A joint campaign began.

00.000.19-- revealed Former General Kouris, Nikos that a Greek Gladio force was formed with CIA help "to intervene in case of „Communist threat“, whether external or internal….

There were ex-military men, specially trained soldiers + also civilians.

What held them together was one ideological common denominator: extreme rightism." ANTIBOLSCHEWISTISCHE FRONT

The Gladio "Sheepskin" group was involved in a campaign of terrorist bombings, which were blamed on the left +

two days before the election campaign was to begin, a military coup brought to power a junta led by George Papadopoulos, a member of the Greek intelligence service KYP.
The CIA had created the KYP + Papadopoulos was on the payroll of the Agency for some 15 years.

Along with hundreds of other KYP officers, he had received training in anti-subversive techniques in the United States.

Papadopoulos was "a great believer in Hitler's new order";

declaring that the coup had taken place to save the nation from a "Communist take-over", he plunged Greece for the next seven years into a nightmare of martial law, censorship, arrests, beatings, torture and murders.

8,000 were killed in the first month alone. Before the end of the year, Amnesty International reported that "torture as a deliberate practice is carried out by the Security Police and the Military Police." The Greek junta contributed $549,000 to the 1968 Nixon-Agnew election campaign in the United States. A Senate investigation to discover if this was CIA money finding its way back home, was abruptly cancelled at the direct request of Henry Kissinger.
The Greek junta allowed the U.S. to install dozens of military installations, from nuclear missile bases to major communications sites. In turn, the United States provided the regime with ample military hardware, despite an official congressional embargo. Much of the junta's torture equipment came as U.S. military aid, including such items as a special "thick white double cable" whip and a headscrew known as an "iron wreath", which was progressively tightened around the head or ears. URL:

00.000.1969, the European Commission of Human Rights found Greece guilty of torture, murder + other violations +

00.000.1969, the European Commission of Human Rights rejected the Greece junta's claim that their country had been in danger of a Communist take-over.

Deane, Philipa, Greek UN official, was told by leading politicians that "for the sake of preserving good relations with the USA, the evidence of USA complicity in the coup will not be made fully public."

As far as can be determined, the CIA's paramilitary group in Greece was never disbanded.

In the eyes of senior CIA officials, it is seen as a long-term "insurance" for USA interests in Greece, to be used to assist or to direct the possible overthrow of an "unsympathetic" Greek government. URL:
05.Dec.2004 Ukrainian volunteers for the Nazi SS 'Galicia' Division, on parade during the war.

Many had committed war crimes while serving in auxiliary police units;

they were blessed by Archbishop Szepticky at the Vatican + recruited by UK intelligence after WWII. as part of the fascist Stay Behind network across Europe, engaged in sabotage + subversion against the Communists

05.Dec.2004 Under the guise of "left wing insurgency", Operation Gladio embarked on a reign of terrorist bombings across the country that left at least 300 dead.

The bombings were blamed on the extreme left as part of a strategy to mould public opinion to the idea of an alternative government taking power by force.

The Gladio personnel created a parallel government called P2 (Propaganda Duo), a neo-fascist Masonic Lodge composed of most of the country's top military officers + political leaders + industrialists + bankers + diplomats.

P2 had close connections with the CIA + carried out drug smuggling missions + assassinations for them.

They infiltrated the Red Brigades + carried out the murder of Aldo Moro in 00.000.1978 .

Colonel Oswald Le Winter of the CIA, who served as USA liaison officer with Gladio, has stated that the planning staff of the Red Brigades was made up of CIA intelligence agents. Gladio also carried out the bomb attack on Bologna Railway station in 1980 in which 85 people were killed + hundreds injured.

The outcry over this led to the exposure of much of the conspiracy + the CIA arranged for P2's Grandmaster, fascist Lucio Gelli to escape to Argentina.
00.000.1971-00.000.1975 GENERAL GIANADELIO MALETTI, head of Italian counter-intelligence "The USA Americans had gone beyond the infiltration + monitoring of extremist groups to instigating acts of violence."URL:

00.000.2000 published,In a posthumous memoir in the Italian WWII. resistance hero Count Edgardo Sogno described his visit to the CIA station chief in Rome in

00.Jul.1974 to inform him of his plans for an anti-communist coup.

"I asked the CIA station chief in Rome what the attitude of the USA government would be.

The CIA station chief in Rome answered what I Italian WWII. resistance hero Count Edgardo Sogno already knew: the USA would have supported any initiative tending to keep the communists out of government."

00.Mar.2001 General Maletti, Gianadelio -former head of SID- the Italian military counter-intelligence service, revealed to a Milan court that

1970 -during the s- USA intelligence services had instigated + abetted rightwing terrorism in Italy

For instance, General Maletti's men had discovered that a right wing terrorist cell in the Venice region had been supplied with military explosives from Germany with the help of USA intelligence.

Maletti told the court,

"The CIA wanted to create an Italian nationalism capable of halting what it saw as a slide to the left +

"The CIA for this purpose, made use of rightwing terrorism.

I believe this is what happened in other countries as well."

Maletti gave evidence of the CIA's involvement in the bombing of a bank in Milan's Piazza Fontana,

an atrocity that inaugurated the "strategy of tension",

a series of bombings intended to shift the country's political centre of gravity to the right.

00.000.1973 four members of the public were killed + 45 injured when an anarchist, Gianfranco Bertoli, hurled a grenade into a crowd outside police headquarters in Milan.

It was later revealed that Bertoli was really a right-winger + a long-standing SID informant codenamed Negro.

General Maletti's men were warned in advance of the attack but took no action to prevent it + failed to pass on their information about Bertoli, even after the killings.URL:

Bellant,R. The Coors Connection. 1990 (32)

Covert Action Information Bulletin 1990-#35 (32)

Covert Action Information Bulletin 1992-#39 (62)

Lee,M. The Beast Reawakens. 1997 (303)

Nation 1990-04-02 (451)

FORTUNATE SON : George W. Bush and the Making of an American President, second edition J.H. Hatfield
05.Dec.2004 From the start-but especially from the Eisenhower years - the CIA specialized in thwarting the political desires of foreign populations, through propaganda, terrorism, censorship and careful slanders that would "neutralize" key leaders of USA opposition.

In such work the CIA was helped along immeasurably by countless Nazi + pro-Nazi émigrés, who were quietly recruited, after WWII., to help "us" fight the Soviets.

This grand absorption of bad apples that would affect not just USA intelligence, but our domestic politics, as Christopher Simpson made clear in his classic study Blowback . 2

00.000.1950 -in the Fifties Starting, the GOP likewise cultivated all that fascist talent, who knew a thing or two about the art of winning hearts + minds by using the appeal of anticommunism.

00.000.1988 -back in the summer of- That link briefly made the papers, when it came out that the Coalition of American Nationalities, an "ethnic outreach" arm of the

Bush-Quayle campaign, was dominated by a range of infamous pro-Nazi émigrés, including

Pasztor, Laszlo (a convicted Nazi collaborator, who had worked for Hungary's Arrow Cross regime) +

Goldau, Florian (who had recruited shock troops for Rumania's Iron Guard) +

Brentar, Jerome Holocaust denier among other stand-up guys.
The Bush-Quayle team was quick to dump those agents named (+ soon quietly took a few of them back in).

That swift purge notwithstanding, the scandal shed a bit of light on how the Bush team worked.

Bush [BGHW948]never got the hang of democratic practice

-as Iran- contra made all too clear +

-as his own term in office reconfirmed, from the kidnapping of Manuel Noriega to the propaganda coup of Operation Desert Storm,

+ then the indefensible appointment of the undistinguished ultra-rightist Thomas, Clarence to USA s highest court.

04.Dez.2004 -Stand-
"Wahl verleiht Ultra-Nationalisten Flügel"

Der EU-Außenbeauftragte Javier Solana hingegen äußerte sich negativ über die Nominierung Haradinajs zum Regierungschef.

Ein ehemaliger Rebellenchef,-TERRORPATE-der der Kriegsverbrechen verdächtigt werde, sei nicht der "am besten geeignete" Mann, um das Kosovo zu regieren.

Der Kosovo-Experte des Konfliktforschungsinstituts International Crisis Group, Alex Anderson, äußerte sich ebenfalls skeptisch:

01.Jan.2005 -erst nach Neujahr- "Diese Regierung wird ruhig atmen können, wenn wir wissen, ob Haradinaj wegen Kriegsverbrechen angeklagt wird."

In der serbischen Öffentlichkeit wurde die Wahl Haradinajs mit Ungläubigkeit aufgenommen, schreibt die Belgrader Zeitung "Politika".

Diese Wahl verschaffe den albanischen Ultra-Nationalisten Flügel + bedeute das Ende der Träume von der Rückkehr der vertriebenen Serben, so die Zeitung weiter.:

05.Dec.2004 -im letzten Monat war- Haradinaj zwei Mal vom UN-Kriegsverbrechertribunal in Den Haag verhört worden.

00.000.2004 -bis Ende dieses Jahres- Nach unbestätigen Informationen soll gegen ihn Anklage wegen Kriegsverbrechen in den Jahren 1998 und 1999 erhoben werden.

Der neue Kosovo-Ministerpräsident hatte als Kommandant der "Befreiungsarmee" UCK entscheidenden Anteil am albanischen Widerstand gegen serbisches Militär und Freischärlerverbände.

Er verlor im Kosovo-Krieg zwei Brüder, ein dritter Bruder wurde wegen Kriegsverbrechen von einem internationalen Gericht im Kosovo verurteilt.

00.000.1999 -Seit NATO-Bomben das serbische Militär aus dem fast nur noch von Albanern bewohnten Kosovo vertrieben haben, wird die Region von den UN.

UN-Verwalter Sören Jessen-Petersen gratulierte Haradinaj und Rugova zu ihrer Wahl + rief sie auf, die ethnisch gespaltene Provinz "zu einem besseren Ort für alle ihre Einwohner zu machen".

05.Dec.2004 Die Republik Serbien hat die Absetzung des des neuen Kosovo-Regierungschefs Ramush Haradinaj verlangt.

Der UN-Kosovo-Verwalter Sören Jessen-Petersen müsse die Wahl rückgängig machen, verlangte der serbische Ministerpräsident Vojislav Kostunica in Belgrad.

Zuvor war die gesamte Staats- + Regierungsspitze zu einer Sondersitzung zusammengekommen.

Die Wahl des mutmaßlichen Kriegsverbrechers "wirkt sich negativ auf die Stabilität der gesamten Region aus", begründete Kostunica seine Forderung.

Gegen den neuen Regierungschef lägen allein in Serbien 108 Strafanzeigen wegen "Verbrechen im Krieg und im Frieden" vor.

Die Wahl sei eine "politische Provokation" und Zeichen einer "extremistischen Politik".

05.Dec.2004 The CIA set up dozens of American foundations, charitable trusts + the like as conduits for payments to all manner of organisations,

which in turn funded other groups, all working covertly for an anti-Communist propaganda campaign.

So numerous were the organisations involved + so many were their interconnections + overlaps, that it is unlikely that the full picture of their activities will be revealed. URL:
05.Dec.2004 While most people can accept the fact that the CIA has intervened covertly in the domestic affairs of Third World, Soviet and Central American states, many may not realise the extent of the Agency's same tactics of infiltration, sabotage and terrorism against its supposed allies in the West.

In fact Western Europe has been the theatre of CIA undertakings of major proportions, designed to create the false idea of a "Soviet threat", to win the hearts + minds of liberals, social democrats + assorted socialists + steer them in an anti-Communist direction + to manipulate the political path of every European country….
"We "had" at least one newspaper in every foreign capital at any given time."
- a CIA admission in 1977, referring to European papers owned outright
or infiltrated sufficiently by the Agency to print stories which were
useful to the CIA or to suppress those it considered detrimental.
During World War II, many European labour leaders had been rescued from the Nazis with the aid of funds raised by American trade unions. This brought them closely in touch with American military intelligence, in particular the Office of Strategic Services (OSS, the forerunner of the CIA), whose chief in Switzerland and Germany was Allen Dulles, later to become the first head of the CIA. The principal union leader in these secret operations was Jay Lovestone, who had switched from being the leader of the American Communist Party to secretly working for USA intelligence.

As the Allied armies advanced across Europe, Lovestone's men followed as political commissars, trying to make sure that the liberated workers were provided with trade union and political leaders acceptable to Washington. In France, Germany, Italy and Austria, the commissars provided lavish financial and material support for moderate socialists who would draw the sting from left-wing political movements + the beneficiaries of this assistance survive in European politics to this day. The CIA set up dozens of American foundations, charitable trusts and the like as conduits for payments to all manner of organisations, which in turn funded other groups, all working covertly for an anti-Communist propaganda campaign. So numerous were the organisations involved + so many were their interconnections and overlaps, that it is unlikely that the full picture of their activities will be revealed. URL:
05.Dec.2004 "They are trained, for example, to confront disorders and student demonstrations,
to prepare dossiers, to make the best possible use of bank data and tax returns of individual citizens, etc.

In other words, to watch over the population of their country with the means offered by technology.

This is what I call techno-fascism." -

Ex-CIA officer VICTOR MARCHETTI on the training provided by the Agency to the Italian security services, 1974.

00.000.0000 To attain national salvation, the prophets of privatization determined to build a voting bloc to support their agenda.

00.000.1976 direct-mail fundraising genius of the New Right, Richard Viguerie, was accompanied to the

00.000.1976 convention of the American Independent Party by three leaders of the New Right with equally doubtful connections: William Rusher, editor of CFR member William F. Buckley's National Review. Paul Weyrich, founder of the Heritage and Free Congress Foundation, who employed Fabianist/British race scientist Roger Pearson of the World Anti-Communist League , the multinational network of Nazi war criminals, Latin American death squad leaders and North American neo-fascists. Weyrich presently employs top USA Fabianist Sir Peter Vickers Hall + ex-Nazi collaborator Pasztor, Laszlo.

Phillips, Howard , who founded The Conservative Caucus (TCC) at the direction of 33º Mason, Jesse Helms on whose staff he worked.

TCC has an interlocking directorate (Phillips served on advisory board) with the United States Council for World Freedom (USCWF) of the WACL.

Phillips also proposed the name for Buckley's Young Americans for Freedom +

Phillipsserved on Buckley's Young Americans for Freedom board of directors.

05.Dec.2004 Weyrich, Paul

According to Political Research Associates (PRA), a think tank based in Cambridge, Mass. that tracks right-wing politics,

Weyrich, Pau is a "key strategist for the secular + religious right."

One of Weyrich's positions is that the USA government should formally declare a war on drugs, so that suspected drug offenders could be treated as "prisoners of war," with no right to habeas corpus or trial, + could be held indefinitely, "until the war is over."

One of Weyrich, Paul 's advisors on eastern Europe, according to PRA, is a fellow named Pasztor, Laslo

who "...served a prison term for his role as a functionary in a Hungarian pro-Nazi party, the Arrow Cross." [From an article by Scott Kerr, Shepherd Express , 5/19/94.]

Weyrich is also a strong proponent of school choice.

00.000.1993 according to PRA, he arranged for Milwaukee mayor John Norquist to give a speech entitled "School Choice: Education's Future" before a St. Louis meeting of the Council for National Policy, an organization that includes such right-wing luminaries as former Nixon Justice Department head Meese, Edwin III,+

anti-E.R.A. leader Schafly, Phyllis +

North, Oliver of "Contragate" fame +

Viguerie, Richard, the conservative direct mail guru

Weyrich, by the way, is a local boy from Kenosha (WI).


Runs the Free Congress Foundation (FCF). Weyrich is a strategist of the New Right. FCF evolved from the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress and Free Congress Research and Education Foundation + was founded by Colorado beer magnate Joe Coors. Other groups affiliated with FCF include Free Congress Political Action Committee . Publishes Empowerment! See also Coalitions for America .
From Political Research Associates

00.May 1994 -as of- Paul Weyrich is a central figure in conservative circles who, had received more than $3 million in Bradley Foundation money.

00.000.1973 Weyrich, along with right-wing brewery magnate Joseph Coors, established the Heritage Foundation, the country's preeminent conservative think tank, responsible for the policy papers that became the blueprint for such Reagan Administration policies as the Star Wars Defense Strategy, massive budget cuts and trickle-down economic theory. ---tft Also see Free Congress Foundation

29.Nov.2004 Politicos approve bill they haven't read; goodbye, taxpayer privacy? Read the full Politech article here: Posted at by Declan McCullagh in Politech category "privacy" (Permalink)

29.Nov.2004 Risks of politicians choosing what science is "best" to fund Read the full Politech article here: Posted at by Declan McCullagh (Permalink)

05.Dec.2004 Politech is the oldest Internet resource devoted to politics and technology.

Launched in 1994 by Declan McCullagh, the mailing list has chronicled the growing intersection of law, culture, technology + politics. Since 2000, so has the Politech web site.

05.Dec.2004 Lastly, speaking for myself, I express my gratitude to my soon-to-be-Constitutional God for the each day the sun strains to rise through the polluted sky on an insecure and unsafe America.

For the past three years, my every working day has begun with a prayer to Jesus Christ our Lord followed by a report - a catalog of the murderous acts being plotted against Christians.

That we have passed these three years in safety and security, despite our unsecured ports, borders and cargo is a credit to Jesus alone and the President on who's behalf he rules the world.

But it would be the height of stupidity to assume we achieved this with the help of any other higher power than our own Christian God.

The Psalms remind us: 'Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stands guard in vain," My friends and colleagues, for four years we have stood watch together.

In fact it was the Lord, not I, that really spearheaded the Patriot Act. We have suffered many things and we have made others suffer many more.

It has been the honor of my lifetime to stand beside you. And as I take my leave of this tainted post, I know that our efforts have not been in vain.

The Builder of our city and the Author of our freedom has stood beside us, just like He did on 11.Sep.2001 + just as He does over the thousands that are dying in Iraq.

He stands beside us still + so you'd better be damn careful before Gays marry each other, women abort any more soldiers and He decides to punish us for it.

08.Nov.2004 Norwegian police pull plug on anti-Bush web site in category free-speech

Some Dems allege that exit polls wrong, voting machines rigged posted at

Ex-CBSer: Bloggers replacing journalists like "parasites replacing dogs"
05.Dec.2004 Kabinettsumbildung in den USA Rumsfeld bleibt, Thompson geht, Kerik kommt

Das Personalkarussell im Weißen Haus dreht sich in fast schwindelerregendem Tempo.

Allein am Freitag wurden drei Personalentscheidungen bekannt: Gesundheitsminister Tommy Thompson trat als achter von 15 Ministern von seinem Amt zurück.

Das berichteten amerikanische Medien.

Weiterhin nominierte Präsident George W. Bush den früheren Polizeichef von New York, Bernard Kerik, als neuen Heimatschutzminister. Und Verteidgungsminister Donald Rumsfeld bleibt offenbar im Amt

05.Dec.2004 Bush bat nach Angaben aus Regierungskreisen seinen Verteidigungsminister, im Amt zu bleiben. Dieser habe zugesagt. Die Entscheidung sei bei einem Treffen im Weißen Haus getroffen worden.

05.Dec.2004 Gesundheitsminister Thompson dagegen reichte aus privaten Gründen seinen Rücktritt ein. "Es ist für mich und meine Familie an der Zeit, ein neues Kapitel unseres Lebens aufzuschlagen", sagte er in Washington. Als Nachfolger ist Mark McClellan im Gespräch, zur Zeit im Ministerium für die Behörde für Medikamenten- und Nahrungsmittelsicherheit FDA zuständig. Sein Bruder ist Regierungssprecher Scott McClellan.

05.Dec.2004 Nachfolger des ebenfalls zurückgetretenen Heimatschutzministers Tom Ridge soll der ehemalige New Yorker Polizeichef Bernard Kerik werden. Kerik hatte bei den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 die Rettungsmaßnahmen am eingestürzten World Trade Center geleitet. Danach arbeitete er als Berater des irakischen Innenministeriums in Bagdad.

05.Dec.2004 Apart from the student movement and the united opposition, the other key element in the democracy template is what is known as the "parallel vote tabulation", a counter to the election-rigging tricks beloved of disreputable regimes.

There are professional outside election monitors from bodies such as the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, but the Ukrainian poll, like its predecessors, also featured thousands of local election monitors trained and paid by western groups.

Freedom House and the Democratic party's NDI helped fund and organise the "largest civil regional election monitoring effort" in Ukraine, involving more than 1,000 trained observers. They also organised exit polls. On Sunday night those polls gave Mr Yushchenko an 11-point lead and set the agenda for much of what has followed.

The exit polls are seen as critical because they seize the initiative in the propaganda battle with the regime, invariably appearing first, receiving wide media coverage and putting the onus on the authorities to respond.

The final stage in the US template concerns how to react when the incumbent tries to steal a lost election.

In Belarus, President Lukashenko won, so the response was minimal. In Belgrade, Tbilisi + now Kiev, where the authorities initially tried to cling to power, the advice was to stay cool but determined and to organise mass displays of civil disobedience, which must remain peaceful but risk provoking the regime into violent suppression.

If the events in Kiev vindicate the US in its strategies for helping other people win elections and take power from anti-democratic regimes, it is certain to try to repeat the exercise elsewhere in the post-Soviet world.

05.Dec.2004 Officially, the US government spent $41m (£21.7m) organising and funding the year-long operation to get rid of Milosevic from October 1999. In Ukraine, the figure is said to be around $14m.

26.Nov.2004 The Guardian US campaign behind the turmoil in Kiev Ian Traynor URL:,3858,5072082-115040,00.html
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05.Dec.2004 Aware of the costs of international investigative journalism, the media now depend on the well subsidized and extremely thoroughly structured news gatherings from the intelligence agencies, who know practically everything that's happening anywhere in the world (make no doubt about it). Even presidents fear the power of the CIA, because of its strong grip on the content of the media: the Agency keeps compromising intelligence files on practically every player in the political scene, or has the power to create one if it doesn't and then leak it to the press. Thus it has become a unique instrument of tremendous media manipulation. This rarely gets exposed by mainstream journalists who generally prefer a juicy terrorist story above the difficult debunking of a governmental lie. And so the people are being fooled on a daily basis.

05.Dec.2004 The events of 9/11 showed this nearly perfectly, uncovering the typical CIA modus operandi. 1) Actively investing money in extremist, terrorist and revolutionary groups, giving them extra warfare education + igniting their original dismay with extremely fundamentalist feelings - which are evidently receiving spectacular media-attention. 2) Organize a violent strike on military and diplomatic posts abroad + eventually on American territory, with or without the aid of mercenary and covert factions. 3) Thirdly, tie the violence to the foreign fundamentalist groups that were funded and controlled by the CIA in the first place. This is orchestrated and coordinated daily in friendly media, by feeding it a well funded, cleverly shaped and extremely secretive amount of lies and misinformation. Control the executive directors of the media + this should not be too difficult.

The long-term aim of 9/11 is to embark the world into a war on terrorism. But who are the terrorists? Any bloody attack is now mediatically being profiled as connected to Islamic terrorism, while the arrests are always unsubstantiated ( * & * ), links to a real terrorist organization are never proven in court, and accused are always released ( * ). From Tchetchenya over Saudi-Arabia to Madrid spans one big net of CIA-induced terrorism and consequent media lies, following the same recipe as 9/11 and all other historic CIA interventions. Even American 'enemies' can now discover "anti-American" terrorist cells, see France and Russia ( * ). In Iraq, 'suicide terrorists' came along with the American invasion + are targeting the UN's, Iran's, Europe's and Japan's representatives and troops on a daily basis, accompanied by the classic Black Hawks down and killed foot soldiers. Former Bush administrations applied the same recipe of anonymous mercenary terror in several parts of the world, including Europe (research Gladio). This was similarly intended as a mafia-like blackmailing technique on countries where the bloodshed occurred.

We shouldn't underestimate the power of the CIA's media manipulation.

05.Dec.2004 According to
former CIA-agents, since the communist arch-enemy disappeared, intelligence has largely made way for propaganda and staged terrorism. The CIA didn't know the U.S.S.R. was going to abandon communism, they were even unaware of India's nuclear weapons development. (A USA congressional hearing asked the CIA for an explanation about these failures.) If the Agency would have been collecting intelligence, as it's supposed to do, or try to promote peace instead of weapons races, it should have informed the Congress about these dangerous evolutions. But it didn't.
B ecause that's not what the CIA is occupied with. The CIA is not at all striving for the propagation of American democratic values, but is actively and full-time preoccupied with shaping the international framework that is needed for its right-wing ideology. With an official annual budget of $30 billion (but expenditures 400 % thereof - gained from drug traffic), there's no telling to what ambitions can be fulfilled, how many people can be bribed, influenced, bought off, hired, blackmailed etc... So that's what the Agency people do when they go to work: not collecting ,  but creating intelligence

05.Dec.2004 These crimes go in cohorts with the biggest military power ever.

If driven by a secret political agenda, this creates politics of an extremely hard line, yet totally covert.

This is a menace that is increasingly affecting the democratic world.

How did this all come to be?

05.Dec.2004 The CIA is a global tool for promoting total selfishness. It infiltrates all politically progressive, left-wing, ecological and social groups in Western society with agents, because their altruistic ideology is ominous to the essence of international capitalism, which aims to divide the world into ruling corporations and abiding consumers. Mankind, in the eyes of the elite sponsoring the CIA, is vulgarly imperfect + needs to be ruled by a firm hand. Consumption drives this dynamic by keeping the public uninformed and self-absorbed. The only true goal, so goes this rationale, is an individualistic race to the top. Those who got there, by whatever means necessary, are welcome to cooperate with the worldy imperialist ambitions of the ruling 'elite'. It's a morally corrupted ideology, blind to reality, self-righteous to a point of schizophreny. The CIA-troops and its funders fail to see how their individual fate and the state of the world are interconnected.

It is a myth that the CIA is all-American; it has thousands of foreign contract agents, scattered over all countries. The CIA infiltrates, cheats, lies + manipulates, on a scale larger than we dare to imagine. The goal of all this, is to bring the world under totalitarian control - in other words: to end the freedom and peace that we all aspire.

05.Dec.2004 George HW Bush is a long-time CIA agent, is a former CIA director + in 1999 seized control over the intelligence agency. This was hardly an obscured coup: the headquarters of the CIA are now officially designated as the "George Bush Center for Intelligence", not to honor Bush' long CIA career, but as a purely practical apprehension of the global intelligence power that the agency provides. The CIA is now the White House's private propaganda and black operations army. George Herbert Walker Bush now commands both.

What is his purpose? To topple foreign governments, through the use of mercenary, guerilla + terrorist groups, without exposing its own ties. This can be done through criminal attacks or other nondescript terrorism (*), or by falsifying the election process, which can be bought, even in Western democracies. To take control of foreign leaders, secondly blame them for certain injustices + thirdly invade their country with military troops. This was done among others in Panama, Iraq and Afghanistan. All three invasions were performed during Bush administrations. Each time, the CIA provided the world with phony legitimate reasons to attack these countries, whose leaders, however, were put in place or subsidized by the CIA in the first place. By manipulating the mainstream media, the CIA then orchestrates a legitimate political pretext to invade or overthrow foreign states.

05.Dec.2004 Thomas Deflo, Brussels, Belgium Author of
Vote fraud in the USA:
Inside the vote counting program Investigation by Bev Harris, Author of "Black Box Voting: Ballot Tampering In The 21st Century "
Report by BBC Newsnight journalist Greg Palast
More than 30 000 complaints Article from
MSNBC report on vote fraud (Quicktime video)

Vote fraud in Europe:
CIA covert action is extraordinarily widespread, extending to propaganda campaigns within
allied countries of the USA, according to former employees.
CIA in Western Europe Study by WakeUp magazine.
Fraud rife in British postal ballots: reports Article from EU Business
The modus operandi of a CIA-led election coup d'état is most visible in Ukraine The Guardian
05.Dec.2004 I was particularly risky for a combination of profiles: first, my
web site had some notoriety;

add to this that I was a Green party member and an official election witness;

and third, Belgium is a small but strategically essential country in the eyes of the Bush strategy.

If the dam of the Belgian clandestine election fraud would have been breached (as it could have been if the Green party had challenged the result), a precedent would have been shaped to scrutinize following electoral irregularities in other EU and non-EU countries, where the USA attempts similar operations.

The following year, in 2004 elections for the Flemish region only, Agalev miraculously went back to almost 8% of Flemish votes (7,6%).

Apparently, this is because their voting percentage, this time, was not tampered with.

Not that these regional elections weren't pushing the right wing as well:

nearly one in four Flemish voters supposedly voted for the ultra right wing and separatist party Vlaams Blok (just about 25% of votes + the Walloon fascist party Front National came back into the political spectrum out of nowhere...

There is some civil protest going on in Belgium against the voting system.

Organizations like PourEva collect skeptical voter testimonies and set up election awareness campaigns.

Many citizens are critical of the voting process. But most of them don't believe in conspiracies.

The Belgian electorate is certainly not open to the possibility of foreign intelligence services having the power to steer their democracy.

They must understand that by complicity of the Belgian Staatsveiligheid/Sureté d'Etat, the CIA has all the means + evidently the motive, to install right-wing governments, as they do across the world - governments which they can then control.

The ideology and the apparatus that lie behind this are the same as during pre-clintonian Bush/Reagan administrations (1981-1993).

The CIA, with the help of the Belgian State Security, had organized state terror, in the form of so-called communist bombings by the terrorist CCC +

in the form of senseless super market killings by the Bende van Nijvel.

This was done in order to push the Belgian government to accept USA nuclear missiles on Belgian territory (completely against public opinion), in order to further strengthen the grip of the State Security on domestic affairs,+

in order to shift the public opinion towards the right.

This strategy, known as the Strategy of Tension, is now replaced by a strategy of vote fraud.

It is only by acknowledging the Bush government's burning ambition to steer every nation on the globe towards puppet regimes, that you can see a USA-led coup d'état unfold in Belgium.

It is only when you understand how the CIA is a giant international network of like-minded agents + politicians, controlled from within domestic security services, with their hundreds of agents + virtually unlimited bribing resources, that you can see how this could have happened in Belgium.

Yes, big covert operations can be successful, yes, enough recruits can be gathered and trained to perform them. Secrecy prevails.

Covert and clandestine operations attempt to drive politics in foreign states, + the 18.May 2003 election day was a remarkable success at that.

History teaches us that these large scale clandestine operations do occur + that they can proceed without discovery, most of the time.

05.Dec.2004 Ohio results certified. Well, at least Ken Blackwell didn't drag his count out until 06.Dec2004.

He has finished toting up the Ohio vote + as predicted, Bush's margin of victory has shrunk, from 136,000 votes to 119,000 votes.

Provisional ballots broke heavily for Kerry -- and apparently he did not fare as poorly as some might have expected vis-a-vis the overseas absentee ballots, which would include the military vote.
The question now is: Can a recount close the 119,000 gap? Iffy, to say the least.

The obvious cases of electoral abuses (supplying insufficient machines to black districts, for example) should, but won't, result in a revote. URL:
05.Dec.2004 Dead voters society

By now, you probably have seen the hard-hitting story in the Chicago Tribune (eat that , Richard Roeper!) regarding the many corpses registered to vote and other oddities of the 2004 election:
More than 181,000 dead people were listed on the rolls in the six swing states, despite efforts to clean up the country's voting system after the 2000 election.
Thousands more voters were registered to vote in two places, which could have allowed them to cast more than one ballot.
Further, more than 90,000 voters in Ohio cast ballots without a valid presidential choice.

Either they decided not to choose a candidate, the machine failed to register their choice, or they mistakenly voted for more than one candidate.
And the FBI is investigating allegations that Republicans in Florida mounted a large-scale campaign to tamper with ballots.

Trouble is, only the final paragraph here truly favors our side. The "dead voters society" meme matches a Republican propaganda campaign that began well before November 2.
This is the time when we should expect the usual counterstrike.
Also note this sentence:
Voting complaints in Ohio have focused on the use of antiquated punch-card voting machines--the same type of machines that led to thousands of hanging chads in Florida four years ago.

Complaints in Ohio go way, way beyond that. Why is the Chicago Tribune trying to sell us on computerized voting when computerized voting is the problem ? URL:
05.Dec.2004 Finally: Daniel Hopsicker
has been interviewed on electoral fraud.

I haven't heard the interview yet, so I can't say whether I agree or disagree with his findings.

But I'll bet you three donuts that he'll have some very interesting things to say. (Scroll down the linked page about one-third of the way until you reach FTR-487 and FTR-488.) URL:
05.Dec.2004 Integration in Italien: Weihnachtslieder ohne Jesus?

05.Dec.2004 Aufhebung des EU-Waffenembargos: Grüne kritisieren Schröders China-Politik

05.Dez.2004 Kanzlerfrage: Nur 29 Prozent würden Merkel wählen

05.Dec.2004 Münchner "Nibelungen"-Inszenierung: Plastikmännchen im Führerbunker

05.Dec.2004 Hohe Schadstoffwerte: EU zwingt Städte zu Fahrverboten und City-Maut

05.Dec.2004 Neue Stichwahl in Kiew: Tauziehen um die Wahlgesetze

05.Dez.2004 Airbus: Weg für Hamburger Startbahn ist frei

05.Dez.2004 Ausbildungs-Notstand: US-Oberkommandeur enttäuscht von irakischer Armee

05.Dec.2004 Frankreich: Soldat verschanzt sich in Munitionsdepot

05.Dec.2004 Pop-Flaute: Mit 214 verkauften Platten in die Charts

05.Dec.2004 SPIEGEL-Befragung: Die besten Psychologen

05.Dec.2004 Medizin: Computer druckt Knochen

05.Dec.2004 Alawi-Komplott: Terrorverdächtiger Libanese wieder auf freiem Fuß
Suche nach Bin Laden: "Wir haben seine Spur verloren"

05.Dez.2004 Schwerer Erdstoß: Erdbeben im Schwarzwald

04.Dec.2004 Apparently, Israel was not the only country interested in using PROMIS for internal security purposes.

USA Lt. Col. North, Oliver also may have been using the program.

According to several intelligence community sources, PROMIS was in use at a 6,100-square-foot command center built on the sixth floor of the Justice Department.

According to both a contractor who helped design the center + information disclosed during the Iran-Contra hearings, North, Oliver had a similar, but smaller, White House operations room that was connected by computer link to the DOJ's command center.

North, Oliver Using the computers in his command center, tracked dissidents + potential troublemakers within the USA as part of a domestic emergency preparedness program, commissioned under Reagan's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to sources + published reports.

North, Oliver Using PROMIS, sources point out, could have drawn up lists of anyone ever arrested for a political protest, for example, or anyone who had ever refused to pay their taxes.

Compared to PROMIS, Nixon, Richard's enemies list or Sen. McCarthy, Joe's blacklist look downright crude.

This Reagan commissioned North, Oliver emergency preparedness program operation was so sensitive that

00.000.19-- during the Iran-Contra hearings, the hearing was immediately suspended pending an executive (secret) conference. when Rep. Brooks, Jack asked North, Oliver about this Reagan commissioned North, Oliver emergency preparedness program operation

00.000.19-- -When the Iran-Contra hearings, were reconvened, the issue of North, Oliver's FEMA dealings was dropped. URL:
00.000.19-- during the Iran-Contra hearings-during his presentation-
Dr. Brian stated that all USA Intelligence Agencies, including the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency + the National Security Agency + the USA Department of Justice were then using the PROMIS computer software, Ben Menashe continued.

While the credibility of his statements has been questioned, the Israeli government has admitted that Ben Menashe had access to extremely sensitive information during his tenure at the Mossad.

Asked why Israeli intelligence would have been so interested in Inslaw + PROMIS, Ben Menashe said, PROMIS was a very big thing for us guys, a very, very big thing ...

PROMIS was probably the most important issue of the 1980 s because it just changed the whole intelligence outlook.

The whole form of intelligence collection changed. This whole thing PROMIS changed it.,

Ben Menashe said, was perfect for tracking Palestinians + other political dissidents.

(Ben Menashe's superior during this period was Etian, Rafael or Dr. Ben Orr, as he was known during his 1983 visit to Inslaw.) URL:
04.Dec.2004 These sources, which include ex-Israeli spy Ari Ben Menashe + Riconosciuto, Michael -a computer programmer of dubious reputation-

allege that PROMIS had been further modified by the DOJ so that any agency using it could be subject to undetected DOJ eavesdropping a sort of software Trojan Horse.

00.000.1980 -by the late s-- If these allegations are true-PROMIS could have become the digital ears of the US Government's spy effort both internal + external.

Certainly something the USA administration wouldn't want nosy congressional committees looking into.

The diaphanous web of more than 30 sources who offered information to Inslaw were not what a lawyer might consider ideal witnesses, Richardson admitted.

But their stories yielded a surprising consistency.

21.Oct.1991 : The picture that emerges from the individual statements is remarkably detailed + consistent - in an New York Times Op Ed. Richardson wrote- URL:
Although Inslaw was contracted to provide only the public domain PROMIS, the DOJ demanded that Inslaw turn over the enhanced version of PROMIS in case the company could not complete its contractual obligations. Inslaw agreed to this contract modification, but on two conditions: that the DOJ recognize Inslaw's proprietary rights to enhanced PROMIS, and that the DOJ not distribute enhanced PROMIS beyond the boundaries of the contract (the 94 US Attorney's offices.) The DOJ agreed to these conditions, but requested Inslaw prove it had indeed created enhanced PROMIS with private funds. Inslaw said it would + the enhanced software was given to the DOJ. Once the DOJ had control of PROMIS, it dogmatically refused to verify that Inslaw had created the enhancements, essentially rendering the contract modification useless. When Inslaw protested, the DOJ began to withhold payments. Two years later, Inslaw was forced into bankruptcy. As the contract problems with DOJ emerged, Hamilton received a phone call from Dominic Laiti, chief executive of Hadron.

Laiti wanted to buy Inslaw. Hamilton refused to sell. According to Hamilton's statements in court documents, Laiti then warned him that Hadron had friends in the government and if Inslaw didn't sell willingly, it would be forced to sell. URL:
04.Dec.2004 The Dispute Grows On a gorgeous spring morning in 1981, Lawrence McWhorter, director of the Executive Office for US Attorneys, put his feet on his desk, lit an Italian cigar, eyed his subordinate Frank Mallgrave and said through a haze of blue smoke: We're out to get Inslaw. McWhorter had just asked Mallgrave to oversee the pilot installation of PROMIS, a job Mallgrave refused, unaware at the time that he was being asked to participate in Inslaw's deliberate destruction. We were just in his office for what I call a B.S. type discussion, Mallgrave told Wired. I remember it was a bright sunny morning....

(McWhorter) asked me if I would be interested in assuming the position of Assistant Director for Data Processing...basically working with Inslaw. I told him...I just had no interest in that job. And then, almost as an afterthought, he said We're out to get Inslaw. I remember it to this day. After Mallgrave refused the job, McWhorter gave it to C. Madison "Brick" Brewer. Brewer at one time worked for Inslaw, but was allowed to resign when Hamilton found his performance inadequate, according to court documents. Brewer was then hired into the Department of Justice specifically to oversee the contract of his former employer. (The DOJ's Office of Professional Responsibility ruled there was no conflict of interest.) He would later tell a federal court that everything he did regarding Inslaw was approved by Deputy Attorney General Lowell Jensen, the same man who once supervised DALITE, the product which lost a major contract to Inslaw in the 1970s. Brewer, who now refuses to comment on the Inslaw case, was aided in his new DOJ job by Peter Videnieks. Videnieks was fresh from the Customs Service, where he oversaw contracts between that agency and Hadron, Inc., a company controlled by Meese and Reagan-crony Earl Brian. Hadron, a closely held government systems consulting firm, was to figure prominently in the forthcoming scandal. URL:
04.Dec.2004 Designed as a case-management system for prosecutors, PROMIS has the ability to track people. Every use of PROMIS in the court system is tracking people, said Inslaw President Hamilton. You can rotate the file by case, defendant, arresting officer, judge, defense lawyer + it's tracking all the names of all the people in all the cases. What this means is that PROMIS can provide a complete rundown of all federal cases in which a lawyer has been involved, or all the cases in which a lawyer has represented defendant A, or all the cases in which a lawyer has represented white-collar criminals, at which stage in each of the cases the lawyer agreed to a plea bargain + so on. Based on this information, PROMIS can help a prosecutor determine when a plea will be taken in a particular type of case.

But the real power of PROMIS, according to Hamilton, is that with a staggering 570,000 lines of computer code, PROMIS can integrate innumerable databases without requiring any reprogramming. In essence, PROMIS can turn blind data into information. And anyone in government will tell you that information, when wielded with finesse, begets power. Converted to use by intelligence agencies, as has been alleged in interviews by ex-CIA and Israeli Mossad agents, PROMIS can be a powerful tracking device capable of monitoring intelligence operations, agents and targets, instead of legal cases. At the time of its inception, PROMIS was the most powerful program of its type. But a similar program, DALITE, was developed under another LEAA grant by D. Lowell Jensen, the Alameda County (Calif.) District Attorney. In the mid-1970s, the two programs vied for a lucrative Los Angeles County contract and Inslaw won out. (Early in his career, Ed Meese worked under Jensen at the Alameda County District Attorney's office. Jensen was later appointed to Meese's Justice Department during the Reagan presidency.) URL:
One journalist, Danny Casolaro, died as he attempted to tell the story (see side bar) + boxes of documents relating to the case have been destroyed, stolen, or conveniently lost by the Department of Justice. But so far, not a single person has been held accountable. Wired has spent two years searching for the answers to the questions Inslaw poses: Why would Justice steal PROMIS? Did it then cover up the theft? Did it let associates of government officials sell PROMIS to foreign governments, which then used the software to track political dissidents instead of legal cases? (Israel has reportedly used PROMIS to track troublesome Palestinians.) The implications continue: that Meese profited from the sales of the stolen property. That Brian, Meese's business associate, may have been involved in the October Surprise (the oft-debunked but persistent theory that the Reagan campaign conspired to insure that US hostages in Iran were held until after Reagan won the 1980 election, see side bar). That some of the moneys derived from the illegal sales of PROMIS furthered covert and illegal government programs in Nicaragua. That Oliver used PROMIS as a population tracking instrument for his White House-based domestic emergency management program.

Each new set of allegations leads to a new set of possibilities, which makes the story still more difficult to comprehend. But one truth is obvious: What the Inslaw case presents, in its broadest possible implications, is a painfully clear snapshot of how the Justice Department operated during the Reagan-Bush years. This is the case that won't go away, the case that shows how justice and public service gave way to profit and political expediency, how those within the administration's circle of privilege were allowed to violate private property and civil rights for their own profit.

Sound like a conspiracy theorist's dream? Absolutely. But the fact is, it's true.

The Background :

Imagine you are in charge of the legal arm of the most powerful government on the face of the globe, but your internal information systems are mired in the archaic technology of the 1960 s.

There's a Department of Justice database +

a CIA database +

an Attorney's General database,

an IRS database,

+ so on, but none of them can share information.

That makes tracking multiple offenders pretty darn difficult + building cases against them a long + bureaucratic task.

Along comes a computer program that can integrate all these databases+

it turns out its development was originally funded by the government under a Law Enforcement Assistance Administration grant in the 1970 s.

That means the software is public domain ... free! URL:

Search Site Tell Us

Reporter Danny Casolaro had been following a huge network of crime that connected with a program named PROMIS created by a company named Inslaw.

Inslaw executives claimed PROMIS had been stolen by USA government + they wanted recompense.

While following this twisted story, Casolaro suddenly turned up "suicided".

Casolaro had told friends if they were ever told he had committed suicide not to believe it + to know he had been murdered.

This is a very real, very large, very dark conspiracy which has been acknowledged, albeit quietly, by the mainstream media. "It's far worse than Watergate." ~ Former Attorney General Elliot Richardson.

The following is taken from the  Government's Summary of Inslaw's claims, emphasis added:

Based on their knowledge + belief, the Hamiltons [William + Nancy, owners of Inslaw] have alleged that

high level officials in USA Department of Justice conspired to steal the Enhanced PROMIS software system.

Real History Archives Inslaw / PROMIS Collection ... in bankruptcy status would have resulted in the forced sale of INSLAW'S assets, including Enhanced PROMIS to a rival computer company called Hadron , Inc., which ...

04.Dec.2004 - anthrax unthinkable.txt
... Hadron has long been >linked >with the CIA. ... illegally procured a database system
called >PROMIS >(Prosecutors\' Management Information System) from Inslaw , Inc ... -

... Both Hadron and Brian have been closely associated in court documents and numerous ... with the theft of enhanced PROMIS software from its owner, the Inslaw Corp. ...

FRANCE: US Accused of 'Promis' Information Warfare Program ... [Answer] The Justice Department did everything possible to kill his company,
Inslaw . ... Brian also owned a computer company called Hadron . ...

Article 3695 of alt.conspiracy: Path: bilver!tarpit!ge-dab!crdgw1! ...
... in that, before the Justice Department hired him as the contracting officer for the Government in the Inslaw contract, he had been Hadron's contracting officer ...

InfoGuerra ... público de Israel, quando fez uma visita ao escritório da Inslaw em Washington ... tinha o respaldo de uma empresa de informática chamada Hadron , adquirida por ...,6964 ,

Anthrax and Bayer Hadron has long been linked with the CIA -Brian, illegally procured a database system called PROMIS (Prosecutors' Management Information System) from Inslaw , Inc ... -

04.Dec.2004 Federal Corruption INSLAW By Harry V. Martin Copyright FreeAmerica ... ... Other DOJ employees connected Meese, Brian + Hadron with the harassment of INSLAW + the attempt to acquire PROMIS." Richardson also testified, "In late ...

Intellectual Property - Software Piracy ... Hadron , Inc., owned by a friend of Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese, was attempting a hostile takeover of Inslaw . Software piracy: the methods. ...

1980 By the early s,-
The Consortium ... under Brian's guidance, Hadron had grown into a company ... the original PROMIS software, a small Washington, DC-based company called Inslaw . ...



04.Dec.2004 T
hey all worked for different agencies other than was stated.

Probably part of the normal disinformation that goes with that.

And I was technical advisor for FIDCO + we had auspices through the government of Lebanon to get in and out of Lebanon .

"But as far as going to the eastern part of Lebanon , unless you were connected "with the drug trade, your chances were slim coming out unscathed ...They built a network throughout the Bekaa Valley + [ Robert Booth] Nichols ...he is under Harold Okimoto from the Hawaiian Islands.

" Harold Okimoto was represented to me as being an intelligence person, which he is. He has worked under the auspices of [Frank] Carlucci for years. [ Carlucci was former CIA deputy directo r and former Defense secretary ]. Apparently Harold performed services for the USA government during World War II. He's of Japanese ancestry. I guess he was rewarded for services well done.

" ... Harold operates through a company called Island Tobacco Corporation . He has contracts for all the condiments at all the casinos in Atlantic City , in Reno , in Vegas , in Macao , China ...he's got contacts in Honolulu , the Orient ...a couple of Jews he knows in Bangkok ...and there is a casino, no a city about 15 miles north of Beirut that Harold has his fingers in.

"When FIDCO was wheeling and dealing on financing for the reconstruction of the infrastructure of Beirut , they were making sweetheart deals with Syrian mobsters and the brother of the president of Syria, Hafez Assad .

" The Company was originally out of Lexington, Kentucky + Mena, Arkansas .

Leighton, Brian was the assistant USA Attorney who was the most effective person in formulating a strategy in the Justice Department to go after these people.

"We recognized what they were, for what they were, at that time, +

there were a few ATF guys down in Los Angeles that recognized them for what they were, OK?

Here was a group of over 300 people, most of them ex law enforcement + ex military , ex intelligence people involved in a major drug + smuggling operation.

And they were involved in compromising activities.

The bottom line was espionage.

"And all Leighton served to do was vaccinate the group against further penetration.

Just hardened them.

And all the major sources that were developed from inside turned up dead.

A federal judge in Texas turned up dead .

" ...This is a nasty bunch of people.

And they're still alive + well.

Now where that dovetails into my current situation, is in 1984

00.000. 1984 I was involved with Nichols, Robert Booth who owns Meridian Arms Corporation +

Nichols, Robert Booth is a principle in F.I.D.C.O ., First Intercontinental Development Corporation .

The CEO of FIDCO is Pender, George + Maheu, Bob was Vice President ...

" FIDCO was an NSC [National Security Council] corporate cutout.

FIDCO was created to be the corporate vehicle to secure the financing for the reconstruction of the cities of Beirut + Damour in Lebanon .

And they were working out of an office in Nicosia, Cyprus .

"...And here I got involved with a group of people that...

00.000.1979 Gunderson received the Alumni Highest Effort Award in the Field of Law Enforcement from Sigma Alpha Epsilon Social Fraternity at the University of Nebraska. In 1979, he also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Nebraska in recognition of distinguished arid devoted service to his country.

Gunderson' s handwritten affidavit, submitted to Michael 's lawyer on September 27, 1991, read as follows (excerpted): "I, Ted L. Gunderson , make the following free and voluntary statement. No threats or promises were made to get me to make this statement. I was born 11/7/28 at Colorado Springs, Colorado.

00.000.1986 -inearly- I met one Ralph Olberg through a friend of mine, Bill Sloane .

Sloane is a former official with HUD . Sloane was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the HUD position after the president was elected in 1980.

" Olberg is a prominent American businessman who was spearheading procurement of USA weapons and technology for the Afghanistan rebels .

"In late Spring or early summer of 1986, Ralph Olberg, one Tim Osman, Michael Riconosciuto and I met in a room at the Hilton Hotel, Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, California. I accompanied Michael Riconosciuto + Osman and Olberg were together. We were there to discuss Olberg 's role with the worldwide support network involving the Mujahaden , Afghanistan Resistance Movement against the Soviets .

"In particular we discussed the ability of the Mujahaden 's willingness to field test weapons, new and esoteric in the field and to return a research report, complete with photos.

"We also discussed the capture and/or defection of high ranking Soviet military personnel who had sensitive compartmentalized information and the availability of their briefings. We discussed one person who was a
Soviet defector and was a communications officer who had detailed information of the highest levels of Soviet military C31 ( Command Control Intelligence and Communications ).

"We also discussed the Soviet directed weapons system referred to in the conversation as' Blue Death .' Michael and I were told by Olberg that witnesses stated the corpses did not decay even after being exposed and unburied for six months .

"We discussed the possibility of Michael analyzing one of these units captured in the field by the Afghan rebels for the purpose of having Michael help their technical experts develop effective countermeasures.

"We discussed a military joint venture in Turkey to produce specialized ammunition. We discussed a lobbying effort to legally obtain Stinger II missiles as well as the various Stinger post and Stinger alternates. Michael was to formulate a plan to sanitize the electronics of any Stingers that would be at risk of Soviet capture so any information gained from a captured Stinger could not be effectively used against the U.S . or NATO forces.

"This report was to be presented to a Congressional position as support for the lobbying effort to convince Congress to legally sanction the shipment of these missiles to the Afghan rebels .

"We discussed Michael 's proposed modification of Chinese 107 MM rockets and how to reconfigure the package into a backpack portable effective artillery counter battlery system.

"We discussed Michael 's connection with the Chinese weapons position, Norinco , to provide the basic components for the unassembled rocket system. We discussed the modification and assembly of these 107 MM rockets and their launchers at a facility in Pakistan known as the Pakistan Ordinance Works .

"It was my understanding from the discussion that we were working on a legally sanctioned arms assistance project to the Afghan rebels and that Ralph Olberg was working through the Afghan desk at the State
Department as well as through Senator Humphrey s office. "This was subsequently confirmed by journalist Danny Casolaro who was recently 'suicided.'

" Olberg indicated a potential turf battle problem with certain factions of the CIA and his group MSH ( Management Science For Health ). In negotiations and/or lobbying efforts with Congress , the CIA MSH people were arguing that Ralph and Tim Osman 's group did not truly represent the leadership of the Afghan rebel resistance. 

" Tim and Ralph proposed calling their people and having an unprecedented leadership meeting in Washington D.C. to prove that their group did in fact represent the full leadership of the Mujahaden."

"When I recently called Ralph , he denied that the above meeting had taken place and then after prodding, he finally admitted to it and he asked me not to talk about it. This five page statement is true and correct to the
best of my knowledge. Ted L. Gunderson ."

Later in my investigation, I obtained from Michael Riconosciuto 's files in the desert, a handwritten note from " T.G ." to " Michael " which read as follows: " Raymond is arriving at LAX 7:55 p.m.

Air Canada via Flight 793 from Toronto. Will have to go through Customs. This will give us another member for our drug/arms operation."  The note gave a telephone number where " T.G ." could be reached.  "Raymond," referred to in the note, is presumably Raymond Lavas , Gunderson 's former forensic's expert during his tenure in the FBI .

04.Dec.2004 Ben Menashe further told Hamilton that one of the agents, E.B. Cartinhour , was angry that the Justice Departmen t was not pursuing Reagan administration officials for their role in the October Surprise .

04.Dec.2004 Brian Leighton had been instrumental in prosecuting 29 members of a drug/arms organization called " The Company ." The Company had been written up in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 28, 1982 under the heading " Story of Spies, Stolen Arms and Drugs ."  According to reporter Bill Wallace , The Company consisted of
(quote) "about 300 members, many of them former military men or ex-police officers with nearly $30 million worth of assets, including planes, ships and real estate."

The article went on to say that "federal drug agents said the organization had imported billions of dollars worth of narcotics from Latin America + was also involved in gunrunning and mercenary operations."  Specialized military equipment consisting of nine infrared sniper scopes, a television camera for taking pictures in darkness, 1500 rounds of small arms tracer ammunition for night combat, a five foot remote control helicopter + secret components from the radar unit of a Sidewinder guided missile were stolen from the U.S. Naval Weapons Station at China Lake in the Mojave Desert.

Federal agents said some of the stolen equipment was going to be used to make electronic equipment for drug smugglers and some was traded to drug suppliers in Columbia. Twenty nine members of the Company were indicted by the Fresno federal grand jury in 1981. Amongst those indicted was Andrew "Drew" Thornton, 40, a former narcotics officer.

On September 13, 1985, the Los Angeles Times published the story of Thornton 's death, entitled, " Former Narcotics Officer Parachutes Out of Plane, Dies with 77 Pounds of Cocaine ." 

The article said Thornton was indicted in 1981 for "allegedly flying a plane to South America for a reputed drug ring known as ' The
Company .'" In an interview with the Los Angeles Times , Brian Leighton said, "I'm glad his parachute didn't open. I hope he got a hell of a high out of that ..."

04.Dec.2004 So, essentially, Videnieks administered the Inslaw contract with the government. 

His employment record included work with the Internal Revenue Service as a revenue officer from 1964 to 1967. From 1967 to 1972 as a contract specialist with NASA .

From 1972 to 1973 with Customs as a contract specialist.

From 1973 through 1975 back at NASA as a contract specialist. From 1975 through 1981 as a contract specialist with Customs , supervisory at this time.

From 1981 through September, 1990, with the Department of Justice as a contract

And from September 1990 through present (January 1992) as a supervisory contract specialist at Customs again.

Thomas Olmstead , Riconosciuto 's attorney, showed Videnieks the Inslaw affidavit signed by Riconosciuto .  Videnieks said he had seen the affidavit prior to court, but testified that he'd never heard of the
Wackenhut Cabazon joint venture and never visited the Wackenhut Cabazon facility in Indio, California. He also testified that he'd never met Earl Brian .

Olmstead asked Videnieks if he knew Robert Chasen [Executive Vice President of Wackenhut ].  Videnieks testified that he knew him "by name since he was head of Customs for about a three-year period, from about 1977 through 1980. I met him once in the line of my duties."

Interestingly, according to his resume, Robert Chasen was Commissioner of Customs in Washington D.C. from 1969 to 1977, then Executive Vice President of Wackenhut from 1981 to present (1991). And Peter Videnieks , a contract officer at Customs in Washington D.C. from 1972 to 1974, then again at Customs from 1976 to 1981, said he did not know Robert Chasen . How could that be? Videnieks had worked in the same department with Chasen , off and on, for at least three years.

Videnieks also testified that he met Chasen in the line of his duties sometime between 1977 and 1980. Yet, Chasen no longer worked at Customs between 1977 and 1980.

FarShores: World Trade Center, Collapse.
... 3) In the 1980's, Ted Gunderson , myself + Ralph Olberg were involved in negotiations ...
OSAMA BIN LADEN was present in the US under the name of TIM OSMAN . ...

THELASTCIRCLE - David Icke E~Magazine April 2001 Volume 23
... "In late Spring or early summer of 1986, Ralph Olberg , one Tim Osman , Michael
Riconosciuto and I met in a room at the Hilton Hotel, Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks ... - 46k

Le : Les Forums ... other man, dressed in Docker's clothing, was not a native Afghan any more than Olberg was. ... There is some evidence that Tim Osman and Ralph Oldberg visited ... Board=terreur&Number=202063&page=18&view=coll...

04.Dec.2004 But before that could happen, the song had to be presented at Columbia's weekly singles meeting, and that's where the trouble began. Though just about everyone from the A & R (artists and repertoire) and promotion departments loved it, the sales and marketing people had a different opinion. And their opinion mattered, for sales and marketing was the engine behind the label's success.
Their objection to the song came on two levels. The unstated reason was that they just didn't like raucous rock 'n' roll. The sales and marketing people had made Columbia a winner by selling mainstream American music - pop, jazz, country, gospel, the best of Broadway and Hollywood. But rock? No way. It was this thinking that had led the label to turn down Elvis Presley in 1955 and the first American album by the Beatles in 1963.
Of course, none of this was raised at the meeting about "Like a Rolling Stone." What did come up was the length of the song.

In 1965, three minutes was the average time for singles played on national radio. "Like a Rolling Stone" clocked in at one second under six minutes.

The solution? Cut the baby in half, the wise Solomon of Sales decreed.
When presented with this edict, Bob Dylan refused, fully prepared to engage in yet another fight with the giant, wholesome label.

(In 1963, Mr. Dylan had failed to persuade Columbia to release "Talkin' John Birch Society Blues.") Except there was no one to fight with.

The big guys were engaged in a more important drama.
15.Jun.1965 "Like a Rolling Stone" was recorded in Studio A at 799 Seventh Avenue, then the New York headquarters of Columbia Records,

where I worked as the coordinator of new releases, scheduling every step of a record's production.

(On the top floor of the building, the modest studio had been used by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand.)

When the edited tape was played a few days later for Mr. Dylan and his manager, the reaction was unanimous: it would be a hit and should be released immediately.
04.Dec.2004 The photo above is a section of a larger photo taken on the morning of 11.Sep.2001 by Corporal Jason Ingersoll of the Marine Corps photo lab.

The photo was published by the Pentagon. The photographic evidence is doubtlessly official and authentic; and it flatly contradicts, even dismantles the verbal lies of the regime. Look closely and you will see the light!

04.Dec.2004 3. Bernard L. Schwartz wears two hats: A scandal figure of the Clinton years, he was and is the head of Loral, a technology company providing military missile guidance high-tech. Furthermore, Schwartz was and is a key advisor to the Blackstone Group who are main financiers of Larry Silverstein, the leaseholder of the World Trade Center on 11.Sep.2001 +

more than shady with respect to a purported insurance fraud of attempted $8.5 billion, presently under investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.

Here are some details about Schwartz’s two functions:

a) Chinagate Involvement:

Read relevant excerpts from complaint, view pictures of Schwartz with Clinton and Gore shortly before their China trade mission + ignore the Nostradamus prophesy stuff:

The web site of Judicialwatch (conservative Clinton scourge Larry Klayman ) is:

Several ten thousand pages on Chinagate and Trade Mission Gate alone. Schwartz/Loral was right in the middle of it all. Details in the Complaint quoted a few lines above.

b) Blackstone Advisor:

This page links it all, that Beast of many Bodies:

mirrored at:

c) AIG Involvement; Leon S. Fuerth Connection:

See section III of my article, “The Four Riders Of The 9-11 Apocalypse” at:

If Eliot Spitzer’s criminal investigation moves forward, this   - the Loral Secret of 9-11 -   may turn out to be one of the clues.

04.Dec.2004 Researcher Henrik Melvang has some more description (partly in English, scroll down to “Did Radio-Controlled Airplanes Hit the WTC?”):

Our suspicion got roused that there was missile guidance stuff on the roof of neighboring skyscrapers and this tell-tale equipment was later on the afternoon of 9-11 blown up to destroy it. Specifically, on top of the suitably positioned Woolworth building (inexplicable explosion in its peaked copper roof at ca. 4:04 p.m. on 9-11-1 – info from e-mails):

> >>>>>> Here are some stills of an explosion near the top

> >>>>>> of the Woolworth building:

> >>>>>>

> >>>>>> I taped it live off of MSNBC. Hasn't been much

> >>>>>> talk about it.

04.Dec.2004 More Top Secret Black Ops Documents

04.Dec.2004 NEW TOP SECRET DOCUMENTS: CURRENT AND FRESH HOT ONE - Backdrop To Foster Murder   
Page 1 , 2, 3

04.Dec.2004 " At a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act "   - G. Orwell

04.Dec.2004 Bush Forces Missile Defense
On Reluctant Canadians.
Will Bush Instigate A Terror Attack On
Canada As A Tactic To Elicit It's Support?

Hearings: The House Judiciary Committee will
hold hearings on what mainstream reporters are pleased to call voting "irregularities." The Committee's letter to Ken Blackwell makes for interesting reading.
04.Dec.2004 As you are well aware, many questions have been raised regarding the discrepancy between the early exit polls conducted by the National Election Pool and the final result of the election. Specifically, just after noon on November 2, numbers were reportedly released showing that Senator Kerry [KFJJ966] was leading in several key states such as Florida and Ohio by a three percentage point lead late in the day. As we now know, these numbers are at odds with official results.
This discrepancy is objectively problematic and raises serious concerns about voting irregularity. While resonable minds can differ as to the latter theory, the only way to restore complete legitimacy on this election is to have an independent firm conduct a detailed analysis of the data, including the raw data taken at the polls early in the day.
Indeed, exit poll data is now being used by Administration officials to evaluate the legitimacy of the election in the Ukraine. As Secretary of State Colin Powell stated, "We cannot accept this result as legitmate because it does not meet international standards and because there has not been an investigation of the numerous and credible reports of fraud and abuse." Powell recently called for "a full review of the conduct of the election" and tallying of results. Such an inquiry into the legitimacy of election results should be a priority for our country as well.
I would also like to request your attendance at a forum that I, along with many of my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee will be holding to discuss any issues and concerns regarding the numerous voting irregularities that have been reported in Ohio during the 02.Nov.2004 election.

08.Dec.2004 10:00 a.m. in Room 2237 of the Rayburn House Office Building - The forum will be held on.

We are sure that you agree with us that regardless of the outcome of the election, it is imperative that we examine + openly discuss any + all factors that may have led to voting irregularities + any failure of votes to be properly counted.

This will be a very informative forum for everyone in attendance and any insight or concerns that you may have on this issue will be greatly appreciated.

Dec.2004 Exit poll data: Conyers writes to Mitofsky

Some readers have scored me for an overly-captious attitude toward the upcoming House investigation into what we are all supposed to call "possible voting irregularities."

Very well, then - let's try to keep the cynicism in check. Which means we should add no comment to this letter from ranking House member John Conyers to exit pollster Warren Mitofsky:
Homepage "Miss Digital World" Nina aus Italien: "Vote me"

04.Dec.2004 Nordamerikanerin Dawn: Wie ein Schmetterling

04.Dec.2004 Berliner Szenefrau Adrien: Liebt Kampfsport

04.Dec.2004 Favoritin Katty Ko: Hat Schwester in der realen Welt

04.Dec.2004 Model Dalila: Tanzt gern

04.Dec.2004 Tasha: Trainiert gern ihre Pixel
Irakische Gefangene: US-Navy leitet Untersuchung wegen möglicher Misshandlungen ein

04.Dec.2004 Schröders Chinabesuch: Der Handlungsreisende

04.Dez.2004 US-Regierung: Rumsfeld bleibt Pentagon-Chef

04.Dec.2004 Mordkomplott gegen Alawi: Vierter Verdächtiger in Berlin festgenommen

04.Dez.2004 Nehm lässt vierten Terrorverdächtigen festnehmen

04.Dec.2004 Mordkomplott gegen Alawi: Fahnder fürchteten rollende Bombe

04.Dec.2004 Aktivierte Abwehr: Medikament stoppt Hirntumore

04.Dec.2004 Neue Stichwahl in der Ukraine: Janukowitsch gibt nicht auf

04.Dec.2004 Mordkomplott gegen Alawi: Terrorverdächtige schon seit 2003 im Visier der Polizei

04.Dec.2004 Just a Fly on the Wall . This is the title of
a book which claims to offer an insider account of how the 02.Nov.2004 election was stolen.

Oddly, the author of this book, Clint Curtis, is not mentioned by name on the front page of the website promoting the work.
Those of you who feel burned by Fisher and Madsen may be rolling your eyes at this point.

But the basic story is worth reading, as is the supporting documentation. The author gets on my good side by calling for an economic boycott -- an idea I proposed before the election.
Here are the guts of it + you are invited to come to your own conclusions:
04.Dec.2004 Smoothing over the problems. PBS has discussed the allegations of "irregularities" in Ohio + elsewhere, but every point in their piece was phrased in the most soothing manner possible.

Compare the bland pap you read here to the outrageous details revealed in the now-famous Cleveland hearings.
Exit polls: Democratic Underground has
an interesting discussion of the statistical likelihood of the exit/actual disparity in 16 states. Many a large number is referenced.

But the comment I can't help repeating is this one: "That Bush won by chance alone is still about as likely as Dennis Miller becoming funny again any time this century."
04.Dec.2004 The whole sequence of events is so bloody predictable. The hearings will do much more harm than good, + I advise everyone to treat them with contempt from the very start.
Keeping the vote white: Buzzflash has published
a powerful essay collating data on how blacks were kept from the voting booth.
Olbermann vs. Bev Harris:

After learning from a correspondent that Obermann has heaped praise on the lying neocon Gerry Posner (+ I wouldn't call a lawyer a liar in print unless I could prove the accusation), I've given up all hopes of seeing another worthwhile word from the MSNBC correspondent.
For what it is worth, though, I suppose fairness dictates that I relay
his side of the tiff with Ms. Harris:
04.Dez.2004 Hearings: The House Judiciary Committee will
hold hearings on what mainstream reporters are pleased to call voting "irregularities."

The Committee's letter to Ken Blackwell makes for interesting reading.
What to expect: A few nuggets of good information sprinkled amidst acres of Republican pomposity, misdirection and molehills made mountainous.

We will hear much about the alleged inaccuracy of exit polling and very little about the pattern of error. Mitofsky will testify, and his alleged "raw data" will prove convenient to the conservatives.

The mainstream media will report his words as a wise and noble corrective to the irresponsible blatherings of bloggers such as yours truly.

Of course, nearly every one of the many opinion pieces parroting this argument will contain an oh-so-clever reference to tin foil hats -- gosh, that one never gets old.
Will there be any real action on this issue? Of course not, since the Democrats hold so little power and the G.O.P. is the Borg.

Permissible discussion will be limited to the concept of accidental problems.

Any witness who insists that the Republicans made a concerted effort to depress the Democratic vote will receive the sort of "buzzsaw" treatment accorded Anita Hill.

03.Dec.2004 23:3 Unmanned Ground Vehicles Armaments Engineering and Technology Center der US-Armee
03.Dec.2004 23:3 Rüstungskritiker sehen insbesondere dem Einsatz der schießenden Roboter mit gemischten Gefühlen entgegen.

"Das gibt eine Ahnung davon, was uns in Zukunft erwartet", sagte John Pike, Direktor des Washingtoner Think Tanks "".

"Diese Dinger haben keine Familie.

Sie kennen keine Angst.

Man kann sie für Aufgaben einsetzen, die man einem Soldaten nur schwer zumuten könnte."
Allerdings eröffneten die Roboter "neben einigen erfreulichen auch alptraumhafte Perspektiven", sagte Pike.

So dürften die Maschinen dafür sorgen, dass der traditionelle Kampf Mann gegen Mann schon bald der Vergangenheit angehören könne.

"Aber das könnte uns auch unserer Menschlichkeit berauben", warnte der Experte.

"Wir könnten in den Augen der Welt wie Terminatoren aussehen."
03.Dec.2004 23:3 Tarnkappenbomber, Lenkwaffen, Satelliten + modernste Panzer helfen wenig, wenn im Labyrinth der irakischen Städte der Häuserkampf ausbricht.

Hunderte US-Soldaten haben durch Sprengfallen, Autobomben + Attacken aus dem Hinterhalt bereits ihr Leben verloren.

Die Armeeführung versuchte ihrerseits, mit Technik zu kontern.

Sensoren sollen versteckte Bomben und feindliche Scharfschützen orten, ferngesteuerte Jeeps mit Gewehren bewachen bedrohte Stützpunkte, für die Eindämmung von Aufständen sind gar Mikrowellenwaffen geplant.
Nun wollen die Amerikaner ihre mechanischen und elektronischen Helfer erstmals auch scharf schießen lassen.

Roboter, die bisher feindliches Gebiet erkundet oder Bomben entschärft haben, sollen mit Maschinengewehren ausgerüstet auf die Jagd nach Rebellen geschickt werden.

Die US-Armee stellte jetzt die ersten Prototypen des bewaffneten "Unmanned Ground Vehicle" bei einer Pressekonferenz vor.

00.Mär.2005 oder 00.Apr.2005 sollen die ersten 18 Exemplare im Irak eingesetzt werden.
Waffen statt Greifarm

Dokumentation: Das Urteil des Obersten Gerichts

03.Dec.2004 Ukraine: Oberster Gerichtshof ordnet Wiederholung der Stichwahl an

03.Dez.2004 Medienbericht: US-Regierung will erst bei Kurs von 1,45 Dollar eingreifen

03.Dez.2004 Reaktionen: "Strahlender Sieg für die Demokratie"

03.Dez.2004 Guantanamo: US-Regierung hält Folter-Geständnisse für rechtens

03.Dez.2004 Börse am Abend: Dax hält sich über 4200 Punkten

03.Dec.2004 Anschlagsserie: Eta zündet in Madrid fünf Bomben

03.Dez.2004 Terrorfahndung in Berlin: Polizei sucht nach verdächtigem Lkw

03.Dez.2004 Umfrage: SPD legt deutlich zu

03.Dec.2004 EU-Richtlinie: Bundestag verbietet Patente auf menschliche Gene

03.Dec.2004 Terror in Tschetschenien: Putin wirft dem Westen Doppelmoral vor

03.Dez.2004 Denkmäler: Copyright-Streit um Jesus von Rio

03.Dec.2004 Urteil: Gericht erklärt ukrainische Präsidentenwahl für ungültig

03.Dec.2004 Neues Gesetz: Bundestag darf Soldaten aus Ausland zurückholen

03.Dec.2004 Belastetes Gebäck: Warnung vor dem Naschwerk

03.Dec.2004 Inhaftierte in Afghanistan: General berichtet über Willkür in US-Gefängnissen

03.Dez.2004 Irakischer Premier in Berlin: Telefonüberwachung ließ Terrorpläne auffliegen

03.Dez.2004 Falschmeldung zu Bhopal: BBC fiel auf Schwindler herein

03.Dec.2004 Jahrestag der Gas-Katastrophe: Das Sterben in Bhopal geht weiter

03.Dec.2004 Irakischer Premier in Berlin: Mordkomplott gegen Alawi - Terrorverdächtige verhaftet

03.Dec.2004 Russland: Duma billigt Putins Machtzuwachs

03.Dec.2004 Placebo-Einsatz: Die Heilkraft des schönen Scheins

03.Dec.2004 Irak: Bewaffnete Roboter sollen Rebellen jagen

03.Dec.2004 Interview mit Firmenjäger Guy Wyser-Pratte: "Ich orientiere mich an der Gefechtstaktik der Marines"

03.Dec.2004 Deutschland: Al-Aksa-Verein bleibt verboten

03.Dec.2004 Philippinen: Nach den Stürmen kam das Erdbeben

03.Dec.2004 US-Kabinett: New Yorks früherer Polizeichef wird neuer Heimatschutzminister

24.Jul.2004 « Daughter | Main | After I've Done the Yard Work... » Julius and Ethel?

It worked for the crypto-fascist thugs of the 1940 forties + 1950 fifties... McCarthy + Nixon + Roy Cohn + the rest of their ilk.

Gin up a story, execute a few innocents, shut down democracy for years. Look out.

It appears that the thugs with their fetish for secrets are back on-line + we'll have new horror stories soon, perhaps in time for the election + certainly as a red herring saturating bandwidth that could be used to expose the ugliness under the Republican rock.

24.Jul.2004 The Los Angeles Times reports today (registration required): Energy Secretary Abraham, Spencer ordered two dozen national laboratories + several other nuclear weapons facilities to stop using classified information stored on computer disks, portable hard drives + tapes that employees can easily remove from work.

The biggest effect will be on USA Energy Department's nuclear weapons facilities in California + South Carolina + Tennessee + Texas.

Such a shutdown has already been in effect for nine days at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

The Energy Department's doubts about security began earlier this month, when Los Alamos officials reported they could not locate two computer disks that contained classified information.

So far, they have declined to say what is on the disks, though members of Congress have suggested the loss represents a serious security breach.

Has anyone shared with these lamers that there is no longer any such thing as secrecy and security?

Anyone can grab a couple of gigs of information off a USB port if they want to take some work home.

Hopefully, Mr. Bush [BGW968] Death Penalty himself, the wimp-ass former governor of Texas + son of the former CIA Director Bush [BGHW948], you know who I'm talking about, our slected Chief Executive...

-hopefully that clown won't dig too deep for people to put to death in a lame attempt to sew up the election.

I heard they wanted to fry Martha Stewart but even Rehnquist thought that was a stretch.

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Ah I see a road back to the days of rooms filled with big mainframes + only terminals at people's desks –

there won't be USB ports to attach to all you'll have is a monitor + keyboard - everything will be stored on the servers. No doubt IBM will be happy :-)

btw - I thought there was some recent evidence from the KGB that proved the Rosenbergs really were spies?

24.Jul.2004 Posted by: Doug Alder at 03:40 PM

Probably were. I just have issues with the death penalty I guess. Plus, by all accounts, their conviction was illegally and dishonestly obtained.

24.Jul.2004 Posted by: fp at 2004 03:47 PM

25.Jul.2004 ".. Senator Kerry [KJF965] , einer der aussichtsreichsten Bewerber für den Posten des demokratischen Bush [BGW968] -Herausforderers im Präsidentschaftswahlkampf -02.Nov.2004 ,übte als 1. führender Vertreter seiner Partei scharfe Kritik am Amtsinhaber. "Er hat jeden von uns in die Irre geführt .." URL:

25.Jul.2004-02.May 2003 Bush [BGW968] the Lesser launched his -02.Nov.2004 campaign, hoping to be finally elected USA President. In what probably constitutes the shortest flight in history, a military .."".. .."

Lets Not Forget:
Bush [BGW968] Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming resident : 'This is a blueprint for USA world domination   URL:
Allegations that cannot be ignored: Allawi, Iyad, USA put in charge of Iraq as „Prime Minister“,NOW accused of ##

01. - just days before Allawi, Iyad „took power“: murders cold-blooded 1-6 young men.

The acc usa tion has not been lightly made + cannot easily be swept aside

Nov.2004 USA Again Seeking Delay in Protecting Ozone Layer
Nov.2004 Group Asserts EPA Exaggerating Enforcement Claims
Nov.2004 Groups Charge New EPA Rule Loopholes Violate Clean Air Act

"With these results, it's time for health officials, perchlorate polluters and food producers to stop stalling by saying we need more studies," said Renee Sharp, a senior analyst at EWG.
"Rocket fuel is in our water, in vegetables, in milk.

How much more evidence do we need?" ### SOURCES:
30.Nov.2004 [1] "
Chemical Problems Widen," Press-Enterprise,
Environmental Protection Agency fact sheet.
11.Dec.2004 [3]
03.Dec.2004 Back Issues

EPA Tests Find Rocket Fuel in Nation's Milk, Lettuce

03.Dec.2004 this week USA Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tests released

have confirmed the presence of perchlorate - an explosive additive in solid rocket fuel - in almost every sample of lettuce + milk taken in a USA nationwide investigation.
Perchlorate, leaking from military bases and defense contrator's facilities, is known to cause regional water pollution, resulting in serious health effects.

The FDA investigation found the toxic additive in 217 of 232 samples of lettuce + milk from 15 USA states, including areas not previously known for perchlorate contamination.

According to USA Environmental Protection Agency's perchlorate coordinator for USA southwest + USA Pacific region,

Kevin Mayer, the FDA results show that this regional pollution problem is now exposing people across the entire USA to the toxin. [1]

"This is surprising new evidence that rocket fuel is getting into the food supply in places we never would have suspected.

It means that perchlorate exposure is not just a problem in areas where the drinking water is contaminated, but a concern for everyone, every time we visit the grocery store,"

Bill Walker, West coast vice president of Environmental Working Group (EWG) told BushGreenwatch.

03.Dec.2004 Links URL:

Telepolis Artikel-URL:

03.Dec.2004 Als einzigen Text  [9] zur Veranstaltung wurde ein Artikel von Don Feder, der sie organisiert hat, veröffentlicht. Der ultrakonservative Feder sagt sich "devotion to America and a commitment to Biblical morality" nach. Seine Aussage ist ziemlich eindeutig:

"You can have a Jewish state or a Palestinian state. You can not have both. ... President Bush says he wants to bring democracy to the Middle East. If he's serious about creating a Palestinian state, he will end up destroying the only democracy in the Middle East - Israel. ... ou will not find a more unlikely candidate for democracy than Arab Moslems. There is a reason why, among the 22 nations of the Arab world, not one even approaches popular rule - why they consistently produce leaders like Nasser, Assad (father and son), Khomeini, Khadafy, Arafat, Saddam and bin Laden. ...A Palestinian state would make a mockery of our own war on terror, reward the terror masters and create another Iraq on the borders of our only reliable ally in the region. The only peace it would bring to Israel is the peace of the grave."

Für Gary Bauer, Präsident der konservativen American Values  [10] und ehemaliger republikanischer Präsidentschaftskandidat, ist die Angelegenheit ganz einfach, wie er auf der Tagung sagte  [11]:

"Das Land Israel hat ursprünglich Gott gehört. Da Er der Besitzer war, konnte nur Er es weitergeben. Und er gab es dem jüdischen Volk."

Die Logik wird freilich nicht alle überzeugen, für Bauer ist jedoch klar, dass die Terroristen einfach nicht verstünden, warum Israel und die USA "mit dem Herzen verbunden" sind. Daher müssten die USA auch stets auf der Seite Israels stehen..

Die christlich-jüdische Einigkeit in der Unterstützung Israels sollten theologische Differenzen nicht stören. Man sei sich zwar nicht ganz einig, wer der Messias ist, so Jan Willem van de Hoeven, der Direktor der International Christian Embassy, aber gegenüber den Moslems scheinen die Unterschiede zu verblassen:

"Er kommt nicht in eine Moschee zurück, sondern in einen dritten Tempel."

Das freilich ist gleich wieder eine Kampfansage an die Palästinenser, denn damit ist der Tempel gemeint, den die Juden nach Prophezeiungen wieder auf Tempelberg in Jerusalem erbauen werden.

Hier war der zweite jüdische Tempel, der von den Römern zerstört wurde. Hier ist auch die Klagemauer, der Rest des ersten jüdischen Tempels.

Aber hier befinden sich auch der Felsendom und die al-Aksa-Moschee, die eine der heiligsten Stätten der Moslems bilden.

00.Sep.2000 -Als Ende- Ariel Scharon den Tempelberg besuchte, löste er die bis heute anhaltende Intifada, in deren Verlauf er zum Ministerpräsidenten gewählt wurde.

Sieg Israels ist für einen Frieden notwendig

29.Nov.2004 Tired in Baghdad...
The situation in Falloojeh is worse than anyone can possibly describe.

It has turned into one of those cities you see in your darkest nightmares- broken streets strewn with corpses, crumbling houses and fallen mosques...

The worst part is that for the last couple of weeks we've been hearing about the use of chemical weapons inside Falloojeh by the Americans. Today we heard that the delegation from the Iraqi Ministry of Health isn't being allowed into the city, for some reason.
I don't know about the chemical weapons. It's not that I think the American military is above the use of chemical weapons, it's just that I keep wondering if they'd be crazy enough to do it. I keep having flashbacks of that video they showed on tv, the mosque and all the corpses. There was one brief video that showed the same mosque a day before, strewn with many of the same bodies- but some of them were alive. In that video, there's this old man leaning against the wall and there was blood running out of his eyes- almost like he was crying tears of blood. What 'conventional' weaponry makes the eyes bleed? They say that a morgue in Baghdad has received the corpses of citizens in Falloojeh who have died under seemingly mysterious conditions.
The wounded in Falloojeh aren't getting treatment and today we heard about a family with six children being bombed in the city. It's difficult to believe that in this day and age, when people are blogging, emailing and communicating at the speed of light, a whole city is being destroyed and genocide is being committed- and the whole world is aware and silent. Darfur, Americans? Take a look at what you've done in Falloojeh.
The situation in Baghdad isn't a lot better. Electricity has been particularly bad. Our telephone has been cut off for the last week which has made communication (and blogging) particularly difficult. The phone difficulties are quite common all over Baghdad. It usually happens in an area after a fresh bombing. We joke amongst ourselves that it's all an agreement with the new mobile phone companies, but the truth is that the mobile phones aren't very much more reliable. For the last couple of weeks we've been able to receive sms from abroad (which was impossible before). It's nice to get a message every once in a while from some concerned relative or friend living far away, especially when the phone starts glowing eerily in the darkened living room.
We spent the last week fixing up the house. Around 10 days ago, there were a series of very large explosions in our area and the third or fourth one took out three of the windows on one side of the house. Riverbend and family spent two days gathering shattered glass and sticking sheets of plastic over the gaping squares that were once windows. We sent E. for the window guy but he was booked for three days. Our window man has become a virtual millionaire with an average of about 20 windows to replace daily.
The situation is really bad in Baghdad. Many areas have turned into mini-warzones. A'miriyah, A'adhamiyah, Ghazaliyah and Haifa to name a few. The rest of us just get our usual dose of daily explosions and gun fire.
Elections are a mystery. No one knows if they'll actually take place and it feels like many people don't want to have anything to do with them. They aren't going to be legitimate any way. The only political parties participating in them are the same ones who made up the Governing Council several months ago- Allawi's group, Chalabi's group, SCIRI, Da'awa and some others. Allawi, in spite of all his posturing and posing, has turned himself into a hateful figure after what happened in Falloojeh. As long as he is in a position of power, America will be occupying Iraq. People realize that now. He's Bush's boy. He has proved that time and again and people are tired of waiting for something insightful or original to come from his government.
The weather is cool now. You can't leave the house without a jacket. Baghdad is popular for a dry, windy cold. The kind that settles in late, but once it's here, it seems to creep into everything, including one's bones. The kerosene heater has become my cherished friend these last couple of weeks. The days are much shorter and it gets a bit depressing when the darkness sets in- especially when there's no electricity. We aren't using the generator as much as before because there's still a fuel shortage.
There's a collective exhaustion that seems to have settled on Baghdad... it feels almost like an epidemic sometimes.
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16.Nov.2004 - posted by river @ 10:10 PM
Tuesday, 16.Nov.2004  
American Heroes...
I'm feeling sick- literally.
I can't get the video Al-Jazeera played out of my head:
The mosque strewn with bodies of Iraqis- not still with prayer or meditation, but prostrate with death- Some seemingly bloated… an old man with a younger one leaning upon him… legs, feet, hands, blood everywhere… The dusty sun filtering in through the windows… the stillness of the horrid place. Then the stillness is broken- in walk some marines, guns pointed at the bodies... the mosque resonates with harsh American voices arguing over a body- was he dead, was he alive? I watched, tense, wondering what they would do- I expected the usual Marines treatment- that a heavy, booted foot would kick the man perhaps to see if he groaned. But it didn't work that way- the crack of gunfire suddenly explodes in the mosque as the Marine fires at the seemingly dead man and then come the words, "He's dead now."
"He's dead now."

He said it calmly, matter-of-factly, in a sort of sing-song voice that made my blood run cold… and the Marines around him didn't care. They just roamed around the mosque and began to drag around the corpses because, apparently, this was nothing to them. This was probably a commonplace incident.
We sat, horrified, stunned with the horror of the scene that unfolded in front of our eyes. It's the third day of Eid and we were finally able to gather as a family- a cousin, his wife and their two daughters, two aunts + an elderly uncle. E. and my cousin had been standing in line for two days to get fuel so we could go visit the elderly uncle on the final day of a very desolate Eid. The room was silent at the end of the scene, with only the voice of the news anchor and the sobs of my aunt.

My little cousin flinched and dropped her spoon, face frozen with shock, eyes wide with disbelief, glued to the television screen, "Is he dead? Did they kill him?"

I swallowed hard, trying to gulp away the lump lodged in my throat and watched as my cousin buried his face in his hands, ashamed to look at his daughter.
"What was I supposed to tell them?" He asked, an hour later, after we had sent his two daughters to help their grandmother in the kitchen.

"What am I supposed to tell them- 'Yes darling, they killed him- the Americans killed a wounded man;

they are occupying our country, killing people and we are sitting here eating + drinking + watching tv'?"

He shook his head, "How much more do they have to see? What is left for them to see?"
They killed a wounded man. It's hard to believe. They killed a man who was completely helpless- like he was some sort of diseased animal.

I had read the articles + heard the stories of this happening before- wounded civilians being thrown on the side of the road or shot in cold blood- but to see it happening on television is something else-

it makes me crazy with anger.
And what will happen now?

A criminal investigation against a single Marine who did the shooting?

Just like what happened with the Abu Ghraib atrocities?

A couple of people will be blamed and the whole thing will be buried under the rubble of idiotic military psychologists, defense analysts, Pentagon officials and spokespeople and it will be forgotten.

In the end, all anyone will remember is that a single Marine shot and killed a single Iraqi 'insurgent' and it won't matter anymore.
It's typical American technique- every single atrocity is lost and covered up by blaming a specific person and getting it over with.

What people don't understand is that the whole military is infested with these psychopaths. In this last year we've seen murderers, torturers and xenophobes running around in tanks and guns.

I don't care what does it: I don't care if it's the tension, the fear, the 'enemy'… it's murder. We are occupied by murderers.

We're under the same pressure, as Iraqis, except that we weren't trained for this situation + yet we're all expected to be benevolent + understanding + - above all, grateful.

I'm feeling sick, depressed and frightened. I don't know what to say anymore… they aren't humans and they don't deserve any compassion.
So why is the world so obsessed with beheadings?

How is this so very different?

The difference is that the people who are doing the beheadings are extremists…

the people slaughtering Iraqis- torturing in prisons and shooting wounded prisoners- are "American Heroes".

Congratulations, you must be so proud of yourselves today. has pictures.
Excuse me please, I'm going to go be sick for a little while.
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Dokument des Grauens: Wie unter Pinochet gefoltert wurde,1518,330366,00.html

03.Dec.2004 Santiago - Prats und seine Frau Sofia Cuthbert wurden 1974 bei einem Bombenattentat in Argentinien ermordet. Der General war der Oberbefehlshaber der Armee unter der sozialistischen Regierung von Salvador Allende. Der damalige Präsident Allende ernannte ausgerechnet Pinochet zu dessen Nachfolger, der nur Tage später putschte.
03.Dec.2004 Immunität von Ex-Diktator Pinochet aufgehoben

11.Sep.1973-00.000.1990-03.Dec.2004 -früheren- chilenischen General Diktator Pinochet Augusto Immunität aufgehoben - hat ein chilenisches Berufungsgericht.

Der Schritt soll eine Anklage wegen der Ermordung des ehemaligen Heereschefs, General Prats, Carlos + dessen Frau ermöglichen. Die Rechtsanwälte Pinochets kündigten Berufung an.

Begründung: Die angeschlagene Gesundheit des 89-Jährigen.

00.000.1974 Santiago - Prats + seine Frau Sofia Cuthbert wurden bei einem Bombenattentat in Argentinien ermordet.

Der General war der Oberbefehlshaber der Armee unter der sozialistischen Regierung von Salvador Allende.

Der damalige Präsident Allende ernannte ausgerechnet Pinochet zu dessen Nachfolger, der nur Tage später putschte.
02.Dec.2004 Die Entscheidung trafen die Richter des Berufungsgerichtshofes in Santiago mit 14 zu neun Stimmen.

00.Aug.2004 hatte der Oberste Gerichtshof bereits die Immunität Pinochets zur Untersuchung der "Operation Condor" aufgehoben, bei der in den siebziger und achtziger Jahren mehrere Regimegegner südamerikanischer Diktaturen verfolgt wurden.

Ein Datum für den Beginn dieses Prozesses steht noch nicht fest.
Vor drei Jahren wurde Pinochet schon einmal wegen der Ermordung von 75 politischen Gefangenen die Immunität entzogen.

Die Anklage wurde damals jedoch aus Gesundheitsgründen fallen gelassen.

Aus gleichen Gründen scheiterte auch der Versuch einer Anklage des spanischen Richters Baltasar Garzon: UK ließ den festgesetzten Pinochet wieder ausreisen.

Zudem läuft ein Verfahren wegen Steuerhinterziehung + wegen der ungeklärten Herkunft von Dollar-Millionen auf Konten in den USA gegen den Ex-Diktator.

Es wurde jedoch nicht ausgeschlossen, dass diese Verfahren wie schon ein erstes 2001 wegen Altersdemenz eingestellt werden könnte.
Sep.1973-00.000.1990 General Diktator Pinochet regierte Chile.

11.Sep.1973-00.000.1990 In dieser Zeit wurden Oppositionelle zu Tausenden inhaftiert + gefoltert, viele verschwanden spurlos.

11.Sep.1973-00.000.1990 Nach offiziellen Angaben kamen in dieser Zeit mehr als 3000 Regimegegner ums Leben.
Why the West loves Mahmoud Abbas
03.Dec.2004 Gertrude Bell --The British 'Queen' of Iraq
Gertrude Bell Wikipedia URL:
Judge Lifts Ohio Early Recount Order
Tenet calls for Internet "governance and control" URL:
03.Dec.2004 New Florida Suit seeks to overturn election
Interview with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann URL:
03.Dec.2004 Cobb Sues Blackwell in Fed. Court Over Recount
Could Ohio turn out like Hawaii in 1960 - as mentioned by Sup.Ct. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in his dissent in Bush v. Gore. URL:
03.Dec.2004 Former
Bush Campaign Official Indicted For Phone Jamming URL:
03.Dec.2004 -More than 18 months after the fall of Saddam Hussein- Baghdad Cut Off On All Sides: Deadly Airport Road Now Only Way Out
- the world's most powerful USA military cannot guarantee the safety of ''RPG Alley'' --a 10-mile stretch of highway which links Baghdad with the airport . The British Embassy has banned its diplomats from using it.
the highways west to Jordan and Syria are even more dangerous because of rebels around Ramadi and Fallujah. The road south toward Karbala passes through ''the triangle of death.' Another road to Basra passes through an area notorious for carjackings. The highway north toward Mosul, passes through rebel-strongholds like Samarra and Tikrit.
Leaving the airport as the '' safest '' way out of Baghdad. URL:
I Am Become Death - The Destroyer Of The Worlds: It was a pure and simple Nazi-style collective punishment - not liberation.

Fallujah is now a hell on earth of crushed bodies, shattered buildings + the reek of death.

The US, is planning similar attacks on scores of other Iraqi cities and towns. ..more

03.Dec.2004 VoteFraud BreakThru - Now for Action URL:
03.Dec.2004 Fallujah's 9/11: USA Used Weaponsof Mass Destruction
Covering Up US War Crimes In Iraq

One returned soldier, who recently committed suicide, constantly called himself a ' murderer ' for killing an unarmed child in Iraq

Baghdad Cut Off On All Sides: Deadly Airport Road Now Only Way Out
Bev Harris Refused to let MSNBC Air Fraud Video
Bev Harris Denies Claims
Ohio Recount cuts Bush lead by over 20,000 votes

03.Dec.2004 The U.S. military is reportedly distributing misinformation to the media as part of a campaign of psychological operations. The Los Angeles Times uncovered how the military sent spokespersons to major news networks to deliberately lie about military operations in Iraq in an effort to deceive the Iraqi resistance. We speak with retired Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner. 

The U.S. military is reportedly distributing misinformation to the media as part of a campaign of psychological operations. This according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The paper has uncovered incidents where the military has sent spokespersons to major news networks to deliberately lie about military operations in Iraq in an effort to deceive the Iraqi resistance.

In one case, on Oct. 14, a Marine spokesperson appeared on CNN from Fallujah and said "Troops crossed the line of departure." CNN was soon reporting the battle for Fallujah had begun. In fact it wouldn't begin for another three weeks.

A senior Pentagon official told CNN that Gilbert's remarks were "technically true but misleading." It was an attempt to get CNN "to report something not true," the official said. The military claimed it wanted to see how Iraqi fighters responded to the so-called news report.

Several top officials told the LA Times that they see a danger of blurring what are supposed to be well-defined lines between the stated mission of military public affairs and psychological and information operations. One senior defense official told the paper "The movement of information has gone from the public affairs world to the psychological operations world. What's at stake is the credibility of people in uniform." URL:

03.Dec.2004 A Dwarf Known as Al Qaeda: The threat posed by the group is hugely overblown.

03.Dec.2004 U.K.'s Galloway Wins Libel Claim Against Telegraph: U.K. Member of Parliament George Galloway won his libel claim against the Daily Telegraph newspaper, which reported last year that the Scotsman was in the pay of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

03.Dec.2004 Putin Meets Ukraine Leader and Scoffs at Calls for New Runoff

yPutin urges new Ukraine election : Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a new presidential election to be held in Ukraine.

03.Dec.2004 Ukraine rivals agrees on vote, but devil is in the details : Ukraine's bitter presidential rivals now agree on a need for a new election -- but the how and when are still contentious questions that could deepen the country's raging political crisis

03.Dec.2004 Bhopal: A living legacy of corporate greed : Meet the forgotten survivors

03.Dec.2004 How far might the dollar fall? By as much as 50 per cent from its peak, in trade-weighted nominal terms, suggest two distinguished international economists, Maurice Obstfeld of the University of California, Berkeley and Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard.* Up to now, the fall has been just 17 per cent, on a broad trade-weighted basis (see chart). More, it seems, is on the way.

03.Dec.2004 Ethics and the Shadow of Torture: President Bush's nomination of his White House counsel Alberto R. Gonzales to succeed John Ashcroft as attorney general will almost certainly -- at least briefly -- once again raise the shadow of torture and whether or not the USA not only practices it but also condones it at the highest level of the government.

03.Dec.2004 Former Guantanamo Detainees Release Report: In a detailed report, Shafiq Rasul, Asif Iqbal and Rhuhel Ahmed provide a graphic first-hand account of life at Guantanamo Bay

03.Dec.2004 Judge Questions Sweep of Bush's War on Terrorism : A federal judge yesterday questioned the Bush administration's broad definition of its powers to indefinitely imprison alleged Taliban + al Qaeda fighters at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, especially those who have never taken up arms against the USA.

03.Dec.2004 Abu Ghraib, Caribbean style The Red Cross said that fearful Guantánamo prisoners complained about female interrogators who exposed their breasts, kissed prisoners, touched them sexually and showed them pornography.

03.Dec.2004 U.S. Psychological Operations: Military Uses Networks to Spread Misinformation: The U.S. military is reportedly distributing misinformation to the media as part of a campaign of psychological operation

03.Dec.2004 Dahr Jamail: The Quiet of Destruction and Death : “I need another heart and eyes to bear it because my own are not enough to bear what I saw.

Nothing justifies what was done to this city.

I didn’t see a house or mosque that wasn’t destroyed.”

03.Dec.2004 Gunning for Satan resulted in slaughtered innocents: Who knew there was such a fine line between democracy and genocide? Destroying a city in order to save it is back in style, as long as a queasy public is spared raw footage of the details.

03.Dec.2004 Sunnis warn of civil war over timing of election : THE largest Sunni party in Iraq gave warning yesterday of civil war unless the January 30 elections are delayed to allow it to compete on equal terms.

03.Dec.2004 Inside the Clouds of 9/11 By Manuel Valenzuela

11.Sep.2001 -It was 9/11- + the massive manipulation that followed that condemned Afghans and Iraqis alike to slaughter + mass murder by a delusional + thoroughly mind-controlled military + a callous + apathetic USA populace whose sheer hunger for Middle East blood can only be surpassed by its enormous quantity of ignorance + insatiable thirst for oil. Continued

03.Dec.2004 Geheilte Hunde: Flüssiger Kunststoff verhindert Querschnittslähmung

03.Dec.2004 Webzensur beim Militär: Krieg mit Filter

03.Dec.2004 Opinion: The Hit We Almost Missed

03.Dec.2004 Uno: US-Botschafter Danforth tritt zurück

03.Dec.2004 Chile: Immunität von Ex-Diktator Pinochet aufgehoben

03.Dec.2004 Dollarschwäche: Volkswagen entdeckt Amerika

03.Dec.2004 Verteidigungsministerium: Struck rechnet mit weiteren Rambo-Fällen

03.Dec.2004 US-Kabinett: New Yorks früherer Polizeichef wird neuer Heimatschutzminister

03.Dec.2004 Video "Clinton Tapes" (new) (Cut and past to windows media player) URL:
03.Dec.2004 REMEMBER -- G.W. Brush Sr. - Knighted by the Queen
03.Dec.2004 REMEMBER -- Colin Powell - Knighted by the Queen
03.Dec.2004 REMEMBER -- Dick Chency - Knighted by the Queen
03.Dec.2004 REMEMBER -- more, more, more!!! URL:
03.Dec.2004 The opening shot of the UK "Gore was robbed" school is usually the popular vote case.

If marginally more people voted for Mr Gore than for Mr Bush in the national vote, then he must be the moral winner.

Surely the less popular candidate cannot be rightfully elected president?

Ergo, the entire electoral college system is antiquated rubbish which should be junked in favour of strict majoritarianism.
What this would mean in practice would be that all future presidential elections would be determined by a few densely populated urban conurbations:

New York, Chicago and Los Angeles would have an unbreakable stranglehold on the presidency.

The great mass of rural and small-town middle America, virtually the whole sweep of the continent from north to south between the two coastal fringes, would be effectively powerless.
This is precisely what those few Democrat hotheads in the USA who have dared to suggest "a rethink" of the electoral college system would like: the absolute dominion of urban liberal political tastes.
To institute such a thing would be to reignite the American Civil War, which was settled - uneasily - on the understanding that metropolitan interests would not be allowed to run untrammelled over local ones.

The USA, unlike those foppish dilettantes in New Labour, takes its devolution very seriously.
And what would the pundits' sudden passion for national majority rule mean if it were applied to UK?
Well, pretty much permanent Conservative government.
The vastly more populous South-East, which is usually far more Tory than the country at large, would dominate the election.

Our constituency system, which gives disproportionate weight to votes in less populated areas, corrects for this tendency, just as the electoral college system does in America.URL:
03.Dec.2004 [
The Disputed Election of 1876 Dateiformat: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - HTML-Version
00.000.1876 ... EARLY RESULTS in the presidential election of indicated that Democrat Samuel J . Tilden had beaten Republican Rutherford B. Hayes in a close contest

01.Dec.2004 Wayne Madsen has more - much more

Many dismissed Wayne Madsen's spectacular charges, but a growing number of people are taking a second look at his information, especially after his Q-and-A session on Democratic Underground.

Keith Olbermann tried to assail Madsen's work.

Alas, as Brad Friedman has noted, Olbermann attacked without making any attempt to contact Madsen. (It's not as though the guy refuses to answer email -- both Friedman and I got through to him.)
Now he has published a
third article about the mysterious Five Star Trust and related issues. URL:
03.Dec.2004 Now we have this
interesting analysis on the Democratic Underground.

Apparently, 3000 more people in South Dakota voted in the Senate race than in the Presidential race. How likely is that?
Some will argue that voters felt a measure of disgust with both Presidential candidates this year -- but similarly captious comments are heard during every election.

Even so, how often does the vote for senator attract more interest than the race for the White House? URL:
03.Dec.2004 James Tobin. As mentioned yesterday, the Bush-Cheney campaign wheeler-dealer has been indicted for his electoral abuses.

I had forgotten that Josh Marshall was talking about this guy in October.

The Republicans new about Tobin's criminal behavior for nearly four months, but kept him on the job.

That fact tells you all you need to know about the G.O.P.'s willingness to do what it takes to maintain power.
The way to break the larger conspiracy is to pick up a medium-sized fish like Tobin and pressure him to speak up about the larger fish.
Jesse Jackson: I should have linked earlier to
this interview betweent he Reverend and Amy Goodman. URL:
03.Dec.2004 The exit polls - again: Did the exit polls underestimate support for Kerry?

That decidedly non-intuitive proposition is the underlying thesis of this piece on the Hispanic vote.

The exits tagged Hispanic support for Bush at 44%, but he actually received about 40% of their votes.

The given reason? The exit-pollsters oversampled heavily Cuban areas of Florida.
Overviews: Bruce Fraser has written
a nice summary of the election from hell.
You'll also want to see
this piece by Alan Waldman of the Missoula Independent. Regarding the polls before the election, Waldman notes:
All early Tuesday indicators predicted a Kerry landslide.

Zogby International (which predicted the 2000 outcome more accurately than any national pollster) did exit polling which predicted a 100-electoral vote triumph for Kerry.

Zogby saw Kerry winning crucial Ohio by 4 %.

Princeton professor Sam Wang, whose analysis had shown the election to be close in the week before the election, began coming up with dramatic numbers for Kerry in the day before and day of the election.

At noon EST on Monday, Nov. 1, he predicted a Kerry win by a 108-vote margin.

And (just as a reminder) he gives this summary of the rebuttals-to-the-rebuttals of Kathy Dopp's controversial analysis:
Republicans have argued that the Florida counties with majority Democratic registration that voted overwhelmingly for Bush were all conservative “Dixiecrat” bastions in northern Florida + that all the reported totals were accurate.

But MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann demonstrated that many of these crossover states voted Republican for the first time.

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann poked another hole in the Dixiecrat theory when MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann noted that in Democratic counties where Bush scored big, people also supported highly Democratic measures—such as raising the state minimum wage $1 above the federal level.
Moreover, 18 switchover counties were not in the Panhandle or near the Georgia border, but were scattered throughout the state.

For instance, Hardee County (between Bradenton + Sebring) registered 63.8 % Democratic but officially gave Bush 135 % more votes than Kerry. URL:
03.Dec.2004 Why is this slimeball accusation -- "they're only in it for the money" -- always applied to Democrats, never to Republicans?

(I'm thinking, for example, of the rightist response to Richard Clarke.)

The moment any left-wing blogger allows ads to appear on his site, a horde of critics will flick open their switchblades.

Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh can rake in enough dough to buy Africa and part of Asia, yet nobody says he's just in it for the buck. URL:
03.Dec.2004 Cannon's law: "Many lie, but few lie for no reason." What is Harris' motive to deceive? I don't see one.

Anyone who tries to force-fit a tin foil hat onto her head could do the same to anyone else's noggin. Olbermann's motive to smear her?

Cynics will remind us that his fat paychecks are paid by a subsidiary of General Electric, a major defense contractor and a huge component of the Bush war machine. URL:
03.Dec.2004 Olbermann: His MSNBC show
is up 128% in the ratings. I guess a lot of Democrats rallied to the sole mainstreamer willing to pay attention to the vote fraud controversy.

However, their infatuation may soon sour.
Olbermann has run a
troubling column in which he asserts that Bev Harris has not allowed his staff to examine the poll tapes.

Olbermann speaks of "grand-standing" and even "tin-foil hatting" (a verb which I hope does not enter the language).
Harris' web site has offered this response:
Contrary to Olbermann's assertions, neither he nor his staff have ever spoken with Harris to ask her to show anyone the Volusia County tapes.

Producers now admit that they have not spoken to Harris at all since 08.Nov.2004 when they cancelled a scheduled appearance on Countdown.

Harris did not come to Florida until 12.Nov.2004 when investigations in Volusia County began.

08.Nov.2004 -since- Both Executive Producer Izzy Povich + producer Katy Carp admitted they have not been able to get hold of Harris at all. URL:
03.Dec.2004 Bush
In Canada: Pictures and reports

03.Dec.2004 Protesters Condemn 'War Criminal' Bush : Holding up signs calling US president George Bush a “war criminal” + “liar,” several thousand demonstrators marched on the parliament buildings in Canada’s capital Ottawa to protest against his visit

03.Dec.2004 Secret memo deepens Thatcher link to coup plot : The Obiang regime in Equatorial Guinea yesterday jailed 11 foreign mercenaries for up to 34 years, as documents surfaced further implicating Mark Thatcher in a British-led coup attempt which has caused international embarrassment.

03.Dec.2004 Activists Crawl Through Web to Untangle U.S. Secrecy: To combat the Bush administration's penchant for secrecy, U.S. citizens have been forced to unearth new sources for information they once read in their daily newspapers. But thanks to a few dedicated individuals and not-for-profit groups -- and the Internet -- such material is easier to come by than ever before.

03.Dec.2004 Washington opposes Venezuela arms build-up: The Bush administration on Tuesday made plain its opposition to Hugo Chávez's arms procurement programme, in particular the Venezuelan president's plans to buy Russian fighter jets. Let me put it this way: we shoot down Migs,” a senior administration official said when asked whether the intended purchase concerned the US government.

03.Dec.2004 Ukraine Parliament brings down government in sign of opposition strength: Ukraine's Parliament passed a vote of non-confidence on Wednesday, bringing down Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych's government as the two presidential contenders met with international mediators to seek a way out of the spiralling political crisis.

03.Dec.2004 In America, over 30,000 reports of electoral irregularities

03.Dec.2004 Jesse Jackson : Something's Fishy in Ohio In the USA, massive and systemic voter irregularities go unreported and unnoticed.

03.Dec.2004 Bush says Iran freeze "not the final step": US President George W. Bush on Tuesday said Iran's agreement to freeze all uranium enrichment activities was "certainly not the final step" in easing US fears that Tehran seeks a nuclear weapon.

03.Dec.2004 Coordination with the U.S. : The U.S. government and Israel are convinced that Iran is striving with all its might to acquire nuclear weapons + is lying when it claims that its actions are meant for the civilian development of energy resources.

03.Dec.2004 Sharon government in jeopardy : ISRAELI Prime Minister Ariel Sharon lost a crucial budget vote in parliament today in a humiliating blow that could bring down his government, force early elections and imperil his Gaza withdrawal plan

03.Dec.2004 Danish officer jailed for leaking secret Iraq WMD reports to media: A former agent with Denmark's military intelligence was on Tuesday sentenced to six months behind bars for leaking a classified report to the media stating there was no evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, a Copenhagen court said.

03.Dec.2004 What happened to Iraq’s oil money?: Former U.S. official says billions of dollars were ‘squandered’

03.Dec.2004 Senator Calls on Annan to Quit Over Iraq Program: A U.S. senator investigating corruption in the U.N. oil-for-food program for Iraq said on Wednesday U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan should resign because the fraud took place on his watch.

03.Dec.2004 Mutilated body is not Hassan's: FRESH doubts have emerged over the fate of a British aid worker taken hostage in Iraq in October after tests revealed the mutilated body of a Western woman found a fortnight ago was not Margaret Hassan.

03.Dec.2004 Lawmaker wants camera crews barred from combat theater: The lawmaker responsible for delaying by 24 hours the media’s reporting of combat deaths is now pushing for camera crews to be banned from covering direct combat actions.

03.Dec.2004 Rumsfeld in Iraq abuse complaint : US constitutional rights lawyers say they have filed a criminal complaint against the US Defence Secretary.

03.Dec.2004 Worse Than Ashcroft: Bush's new attorney general helped write the Patriot Act and supported torture

03.Dec.2004 Report: Iraq abuse was known about: A leaked confidential military report shows U.S. Army generals were told of Iraqi prisoner abuse by U.S. soldiers a month before the story broke in January.

UK minister criticises US over Guantanamo: Washington's policy on the legal status of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba is unacceptable, a senior British minister said.

03.Dec.2004 Australia: Turning blind eye' to torture: ATTORNEY-General Philip Ruddock was turning a blind eye to torture at the Guantanamo Bay detention base, Australian Greens leader Bob Brown said today.

03.Dec.2004 New torture allegations further isolate Pinochet: To add to his problems, an official report has now revealed that during his 17-year rule, thousands of Chileans suffered unspeakable torture at the hands of the military and the secret police.

03.Dec.2004 In case you missed it: The Pinochet files: A series of declassified US documents have revealed the extent of America's role in the Chilean coup, reports Jonathan Franklin

03.Dec.2004 From Guernica to Fallujah : Fallujah has been reduced to rubble + thousands of civilians have died. But Asia Times Online sources in Baghdad confirm that according to residents, the southern - and larger - part of Fallujah is still controlled by the resistance; the Americans control only the north and some eastern spots.

03.Dec.2004 Tenet calls for Internet security: Former CIA Director George J. Tenet "I know that these actions will be controversial in this age when we still think the Internet is a free and open society with no control or accountability," he told an information-technology security conference in Washington, "but ultimately the Wild West must give way to governance and control."

03.Dec.2004 The UN insists that Security Council approve “preventive” war : The report, spurred by the US-led invasion of Iraq last year that divided world leaders, said “preventive action” when a threat was not imminent needed Security Council consent. This was denied to the Bush administration before the war.

03.Dec.2004 Israelis shoot 4-year-old child in Gaza: Palestinian medical sources listed Shayma Hasan Abu Shammala in critical condition after she was hit by several bullets fired by an Israeli soldier manning a military tower near the Egyptian-Gaza borders on Sunday.

03.Dec.2004 How far might the dollar fall? By as much as 50 per cent from its peak, in trade-weighted nominal terms, suggest two distinguished international economists, Maurice Obstfeld of the University of California, Berkeley and Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard.* Up to now, the fall has been just 17 per cent, on a broad trade-weighted basis (see chart). More, it seems, is on the way.

03.Dec.2004 No child left unmedicated: Big Brother is on the march. A plan to subject all children to mental health screening is under way + pharmaceutical companies are gearing up for bigger sales of psychotropic drugs.

03.Dec.2004 FBI raids AIPAC offices : For the second time in 13 weeks, FBI agents raided the pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) offices yesterday searching for information against Larry Franklin, an analyst at the Middle East desk of the Pentagon.

03.Dec.2004 Four AIPAC officials subpoenaed : FBI officials issued subpoenas to four senior officials at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Wednesday, requesting that they appear before a grand jury.

03.Dec.2004 UK s Galloway Wins Libel Claim Against Telegraph: U.K. Member of Parliament George Galloway won his libel claim against the Daily Telegraph newspaper, which reported last year that the Scotsman was in the pay of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

03.Dec.2004 Putin Meets Ukraine Leader and Scoffs at Calls for New Runoff

03.Dec.2004 Putin urges new Ukraine election : Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a new presidential election to be held in Ukraine.

03.Dec.2004 Ukraine rivals agrees on vote, but devil is in the details : Ukraine's bitter presidential rivals now agree on a need for a new election -- but the how and when are still contentious questions that could deepen the country's raging political crisis

03.Dec.2004 A Dwarf Known as Al Qaeda: The threat posed by the group is hugely overblown

03.Dec.2004 Judge Questions Sweep of Bush's War on Terrorism : A federal judge yesterday questioned the Bush administration's broad definition of its powers to indefinitely imprison alleged Taliban and al Qaeda fighters at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, especially those who have never taken up arms against the USA.

03.Dec.2004 Ethics and the Shadow of Torture: President Bush's nomination of his White House counsel Alberto R. Gonzales to succeed John Ashcroft as attorney general will almost certainly -- at least briefly -- once again raise the shadow of torture and whether or not the USA not only practices it but also condones it at the highest level of the government.

03.Dec.2004 USA Psychological Operations: Military Uses Networks to Spread Misinformation: The USA military is reportedly distributing misinformation to the media as part of a campaign of psychological operation

03.Dec.2004 Iraq's civilian dead get no hearing in the USA : Evidence is mounting that America's war in Iraq has killed tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians + perhaps well over 100,000. Yet this carnage is systematically ignored in the USA, where the media and government portray a war in which there are no civilian deaths, because there are no Iraqi civilians, only insurgents.

03.Dec.2004 Sunnis warn of civil war over timing of election : THE largest Sunni party in Iraq gave warning yesterday of civil war unless the January 30 elections are delayed to allow it to compete on equal terms.

03.Dec.2004 Hearing Nothing, Saying Nothing ( JOE CONASON: I have to disagree.

Reading this report, you would not know who Richard Secord is compared to John Doe or John Singlaub or even Bill Casey. ...
Marc Harris case growing in several directions .. expected venom reserved for Marchant, Collin’s article mentions, on the faintest scintilla of evidence, retired US Army Major General John Singlaub as one of ...
CTRL] Fwd: Adnan Khashoggi Linked to 911 Terrorists XIX(D) ... Part XIX(D): AN IRAN-CONTRA/AL QAEDA READER, cont¹d E.dited by Alex Constantine - John Singlaub, Prince Bandar bin ...
03.Dec.2004 DATE=9/11/01








INTRO: Terrorists have attacked the New York Trade Center and the Pentagon at great cost in lives with the situation still in doubt.

V-O-A's Ed Warner asked a retired army general and a former top CIA official what is going on.

General John Singlaub was looking out his window at home when he saw the explosion at the Pentagon:


I think the first attacks on the World Trade Center might be considered symbolic attacks, but the attack on the Pentagon is an attack on the government of the USA.

It is an act of war from my perspective. We have to find out as rapidly as possible who the perpetrators might be + if it is a group or a nation, they have to pay the price.

This cannot be tolerated or it will be greatly encouraged.

// END ACT //

Milt Bearden, a longtime top CIA officer in Muslim countries, says such a disaster requires a searching examination of U-S policy:


This is such a large event, so well coordinated, so determined that it changes, I think, the entire character of international terrorism or our view of it.

I think people are going to say, "This is so big this time. It has taken so many lives. What is this all about?

Why is it that people seem willing to go to these extremes, to die and kill so many people to strike at the USA?"

// END ACT //

Mr. Bearden speculates the attack may be tied to Osama bin Laden or people around him.

If it is not, we must ask fundamental questions about our response to terrorism:


We have had a fascination with Osama bin Laden. We have dealt with him so much over the last three or four years that we think that is the terrorist threat in the world.

Somebody will have to ask the question: have we been putting all of our focus on this guy holed up in a cave in Afghanistan, while all of these other grievances have reached a point where people can wander around the USA hijacking planes in Boston and forcing them to fly into buildings in New York and into the Pentagon?

// END ACT //

There is no escaping the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, says Mr. Bearden + the U-S attitude toward it.

General Singlaub says the USA, like it or not, has been thrust into a kind of world war:


We are being blamed by the Muslim extremists for all the problems of the world + they wanted to show us that we are vulnerable. Now we know we are.

// END ACT //

Moderate Muslim groups in the USA have condemned the attacks.

General Singlaub says the USA must become more realistic in dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian struggle. The goal should be to stop the fighting period. (SIGNED) NEB/EW/MAR

03.Dec.2004 Eric Heubeck, the author of Mr. Weyrich’s manual, does not mince words.

Here is a sample of the most immoral political program ever adopted by a political movement in this country.

Notice that the manual begins with the adoption of the fundamental fact of Machiavellianism:

This essay is based on the belief that the truth of an idea is not the primary reason for its acceptance.

Far more important is the energy and dedication of the idea’s promoters—in other words, the individuals composing a social or political movement…

We must, as Mr. Weyrich has suggested, develop a network of parallel cultural institutions existing side-by-side with the dominant leftist cultural institutions.

The building and promotion of these institutions will require the development of a movement that will not merely reform the existing post-war conservative movement, but will in fact be forced to supersede it—if it is to succeed at all—because it will pursue a very different strategy and be premised on a very different view of its role in society….

There will be three main stages in the unfolding of this movement. The first stage will be devoted to the development of a highly motivated elite able to coordinate future activities.

The second stage will be devoted to the development of institutions designed to make an impact on the wider elite and a relatively small minority of the masses.

The third stage will involve changing the overall character of American popular culture….

Our movement will be entirely destructive + entirely constructive. We will not try to reform the existing institutions.

We only intend to weaken them + eventually destroy them. We will endeavor to knock our opponents off-balance and unsettle them at every opportunity.

All of our constructive energies will be dedicated to the creation of our own institutions….

We will maintain a constant barrage of criticism against the Left. We will attack the very legitimacy of the Left. We will not give them a moment’s rest.

We will endeavor to prove that the Left does not deserve to hold sway over the heart and mind of a single American. 

We will offer constant reminders that there is an alternative, there is a better way.

When people have had enough of the sickness and decay of today’s American culture, they will be embraced by and welcomed into the New Traditionalist movement.

The rejection of the existing society by the people will thus be accomplished by pushing them and pulling them simultaneously.

We will use guerrilla tactics to undermine the legitimacy of the dominant regime…

We must create a countervailing force that is just as adept as the Left at intimidating people and institutions that are used as tools of left-wing activism but are not ideologically committed, such as Hollywood celebrities, multinational corporations, and university administrators. We must be feared, so that they will think twice before opening their mouths…

We will be results-oriented rather than good intentions-oriented. Making a good-faith effort and being ideologically sound will be less important than advancing the goals of the movement…

We need more people with fire in the belly + we need a message that attracts those kinds of people….

We must reframe this struggle as a moral struggle, as a transcendent struggle, as a struggle between good and evil.

And we must be prepared to explain why this is so. We must provide the evidence needed to prove this using images and simple terms….”

In actuality, the concept that dominionist minded conservatives should establish parallel or dual institutions is a new form of segregation.

This is especially apparent when a conservative institution offers the same services or products as the liberal oriented institutions.

In other words, if it is not possible for dominionists to takeover or grab power in every institution—they create a parallel world so that the left is to be separated + segregated from the right + conservatives are urged to purchase from the conservative institutions.

The fact that Weyrich’s plan has actually been instituted is all around us.

The Council on Foreign Relations is mimicked by the secretive dominionist Council for National Policy. [2]

The so called “liberal” press is countered with Fox News and Sun Myung Moon’s Washington Times + dominionist talk show hosts spew their right wing political views and venom from coast to coast.

Public schools are countered with private home and chartered schools.

And in the last few months a move has been made within the churches to break-up and divide denominations along the lines of conservative beliefs in certain social issues so that two sets of churches will be created:

one that practices right wing politics and one that is liberal!

It almost mimics what Jesus said he would do in the Bible: those on the Lord’s left will be cast into outer darkness, those on the Lord’s right will be the chosen elect, the over-comers of God’s people.

This biblical imagery appears to be a powerful biblical affirmation for church-goers who desire to be on the Lord’s “right” politically as well—until one realizes that when the two groups of people stand facing the Lord—the mirror image is reversed: those on his right will be those facing him on the left; those on the Lord’s left will be those facing him on the Lord’s right! 

It’s just an aside, but it suggests to me that justice will actually be done, when the Lord says, “I never knew you” to those who loudly proclaim their hypocritical religious devotion to him, while ignoring his command to feed the poor and cloth the naked. The biblical passage goes on to say that those about to be cast out ask, “When did we fail to feed the poor and cloth the naked?”

The answer is: “In as much as you did it unto the least of these my children—you did it unto me.”

When dominionists seek to privatize medicare and social security, and deregulate corporate controls on whole industries, so that the poor and needy become poorer and needier, they have done it to the Lord.

03.Dec.2004 I have paraphrased the four immoral principles of the Dominionist movement as the following:

1) Falsehoods are not only acceptable, they are a necessity. The corollary is: The masses will accept any lie if it is spoken with vigor, energy and dedication.

2) It is necessary to be cast under the cloak of “goodness” whereas all opponents and their ideas must be cast as “evil.”

3) Complete destruction of every opponent must be accomplished through unrelenting personal attacks.

4) The creation of the appearance of overwhelming power and brutality is necessary in order to destroy the will of opponents to launch opposition of any kind.

According to Jeffry Sharlet, Hitler’s Mein Kampf and William L. Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich are studied as textbooks in a particular leadership training group he wrote about in Harper’s magazine.

03.Dec.2004 [2] The Council for National Policy (CNP) was founded in 1981 when Timothy LaHaye (author of the Left Behind series) became the organization's first president. LaHaye is credited with the idea of the organization. The CNP has been cloaked in secrecy since its inception. The organization holds three meetings each year to plan the strategy for implementing its agenda. The activists meet with their financial backers who put up the money to execute the agenda of the institution. The membership list and any speeches made to the members are kept in strict secrecy. White House officials have appeared before the group, including President Bush, but their remarks have been held in secrecy.

The Yurica Report obtained a list of members from several years prior that reveal the heavy weights in the Christian and hard right dominionist movement.

Here is a sample:

Bauer, Gary + Boone, Pat + Norquist, Grover + Dr. North, Gary +

Rushdoony, R. J. - North,Gary s father-in-law, the founder of the Christian Reconstructionist and Dominionist movement),

Lt. Col. North, Oliver + Robertson, Pat + Robinson, James J. + Ruff, Howard + Bunker Hunt, Nelson + Ahmanson, Howard Jr., Schlafly, Phyllis + Jones, Bob III, Kemp, Jack Keyes, Alan + Dr. Kennedy, James + LaHaye, Beverly + LaHaye, Tim + Maddoux, Marlin + Marshall, Peter Jr. +Dr. Dobson, James + Coors, Jeffrey + Coors, Joseph + Bright, Bill + Major General Singlaub, John K. + Lt. General Sumner, Gordon + Falwell, Jerry + Father Fiore, Charles + Gottlieb, Alan + Lt. General O. Graham, Daniel + Meese, Edwin + Weyrich, Paul + Whitehead, John W. + Rev. Wildmon, Donald + du Pont, Pierre + Drexel, Ann + deBorchgrave, Arnaud + DeVos, Richard + Dolan, Terry + Sen. Dannemeyer, William + Helms, Jesse etc.

Dec.2004 Wayne Madsen has more - much more -

Many dismissed Wayne Madsen's spectacular charges, but a growing number of people are taking a second look at his information, especially after his Q-and-A session on Democratic Underground.

Keith Olbermann tried to assail Madsen's work.

Alas, as Brad Friedman has noted, Olbermann attacked without making any attempt to contact Madsen. (It's not as though the guy refuses to answer email -- both Friedman and I got through to him.)
Now he has published a
third article about the mysterious Five Star Trust and related issues.
Madsen has not yet mentioned J.R. Horn (the Kentucky fraudster and one-time Republican politico who received mysteriously lenient treatment) although I remain convinced that the "Five Star Trust" in that case is the same as the one Madsen has focused on.
He does, however, direct our attention to one Robert Ferrera, also convicted of wire fraud ($11 billion in counterfeit Mexican promissory notes -- ye gods!).

This Ferrera fellow, according to court records, "assigned and delivered some of the Mexican notes to an associate in Lexington, Kentucky, who owned Five Star Investments, Ltd."
Horn made Lexington, Kentucky his home grounds, so we must be dealing with the same shady bunch. Madsen goes on to say:
Ferrera's name also surfaced in a

00.000..1994 Securities + Exchange Commission investigation of Northstar Investors' Trust of Bellevue, Washington.

In that case, Grady Lewis Hand was indicted for a $3 million investment fraud. However, Hand was defended by the former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's secret "CENTAC" unit, Dennis Dayle.

Hand + Dayle claimed the investment fraud was actually a CIA front to fund off-the-books intelligence operations being hidden from Congress.

Hand + Dayle said the money actually went to "General Robert L.

Ferrera," said then to have worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA. Here's where it gets really (really really) hairy:
New information obtained from knowledgeable U.S. intelligence sources reveal that much of ex-Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos's billions of embezzled gold + money made its way into Five Star Trust, which was actually established in the late

1980 s as a Houston-based repository for Marcos's ill-gotten loot.

Some of the Marcos money was stashed in accounts in the Cook Islands, a dependency of New Zealand that has its own banking + corporation laws.

Cook Islands accounts have been associated with some of the money used in the Votergate scandal. Stop rolling your eyes.

I have reason to believe that this is the real shit.
Now is not the time to tell the story of what is erroneously known as "Yamashita's Gold."

Suffice it to say that this is no fairy tale -- the Japanese really did secret unbelievably massive amounts of gold during WWII. - an amount so massive that revealing its existence might well depress the price of gold. The loot also included much silver, jewelry + artworks. (Japan had no other real source of funding during the war.)

In the post WWII. era, right-wingers have secretly been locating the many caches of this booty, located in Indonesia + the Philippines.

Some of you may recall the news accounts which reported that General John K. Singlaub was involved with the recovery efforts in the late 1980s.
I have reason to believe that this money was used to create the infrastructure of our present right-wing media monster. To be specific: This money funded Murdoch .
Yes, I know that such a claim sounds ridiculously conspiratorial -- the sort of thing you might hear from a Sindey Greenstreet-type over snifters of brandy.

I had planned to write about this subject at a later date, when I had time to make my case.
Right now, I can only plead with doubters to read the books of a courageous man named Sterling Seagrave.

You can listen to a fascinating interview with his wife and co-author, Peggy Seagrave, if you go here and scroll down to FTR-428. A written summary of the interview's information exists here.
03.Dec.2004 Now he has published a
third article about the mysterious Five Star Trust and related issues.
Madsen has not yet mentioned J.R. Horn (the Kentucky fraudster and one-time Republican politico who received mysteriously lenient treatment) although I remain convinced that the "Five Star Trust" in that case is the same as the one Madsen has focused on.
03.Dec.2004 Jeff Fisher, Bob Graham + more... Jeff Fisher has offered this update and appeal:
Sen. Bill Nelson's, Sen. Bob Graham's, Congressman Robert Menendez's and the DCCC office (regarding Robert Matsui) showed great interest in Election Fraud and the possibility of a national revote.

The only office that we had difficulty with was Sen. Max Baucus's Deputy Chief of Staff, Deva Kemmis Hicks.
Ms. Kemmis Hicks tried to pass my personal phone call off by saying that I needed to write a letter.

I am asking everyone to email her at , call her at (202) 224-2651 + fax her at (202) 224-4700. For the hearing impaired the TTY number is (202) 224-1998.
Please inform Ms. Kemmis Hicks the importance of having Sen. Baucus joining with the people to fight for the Constitution.

The senator swore to protect, defend and honor the Constitution. It's time to fulfill that oath.

Bob Graham interested in a national revote?

Now that is a story that should make headlines -- if Graham verifies Fisher's account. (Is he really, really interested, or just sort-of interested?)

For tactical reasons, the point man on this issue shouldn't be Kerry; someone like Graham -- a has-been (forgive the blunt wording) with national name recognition -- would be perfect for the job.
03.Dec.2004 The Boston Globe has just published
a major story on election problems across the country. (Here in Los Angeles, the LAT seems to be hoping that the issue will just go away. Hardly!) The piece references Bev Harris but does not mention the fraudulent poll tapes that election officials tried to palm off on her. For some reason, the media don't want to touch that story, even to debunk it -- I've heard that CNN refused to point their cameras at the evidence.
Protests: Marchers are going to protest the media blackout of the election fraud story on Friday, December 3, in Los Angeles. The protest will take place between 3:30 PM - 6PM in front of KCBS-TV/KNX News at 6121 Sunset Blvd. For further info, contact Jeanine Tater at
Black armbands are requested. (But since I tend to wear black anyways, how will anyone tell?)
04.Dec.2004 -the next day-, on Democrats + others will
rally for a recount in Columbus, Ohio. URL:
03.Dec.2004 L.A. event. Normally, I am not enthusiastic about marches and protest rallies.

However, if current protests attract sufficient numbers, they will serve the function of announcing that the vote fraud issue is not restricted to a small band of internet "conspiracy buffs."
Incidentally, I note that the first and foremost charge of the Ohio rally-organizers concerns the extra 3,893 that went to Bush in a Franklin County precinct.

Disingenuous would-be debunkers have tried to explain this anomaly as a mere "software error."

But we now know of many such "errors" across Ohio and across the country.

We have, for example, the largely African-American precincts where a right-wing third-party candidates did ridiculously well, while Bush pulled roughly the same numbers as in 2000.
Since nearly every one of the reported "errors" across the country favored Bush, we may safely conclude that these events were about as "erroneous" as a punch in the face.
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Long lines, but no major trouble reported at Northern Nevada polls ... due to differing interpretations of credential requirements under Nevada law and the new federal Help America Vote Act, Washoe County Manager Katy Singlaub said ... -
Webspace/Chris.Holt 07 Retired Army Major General JOHN SINGLAUB . Retired US Major General John Kirk Singlaub was a key player in the privatization of the contra war. ...
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IRC | RightWeb | Group Watch: USA Council for World ... ... In 1980, retired Major General John K. Singlaub went to Taiwan to speak at the WACL annual convention.(4) A year later he was asked to start a new US chapter ...
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00.000.19---00.000.0000 -for years- GENERAL SINGLAUB, JOHN (Ret.) was a
CIA + DOD specialist in terrorism, subversion, guerila warfare + psy-ops.

During Vietnam War, GENERAL SINGLAUB, JOHN (Ret.) worked with SHACKLEY + COLBY.

00.000.1976 SINGLAUB, JOHN was fired for insubordination by Carter over an incident involving South Korea.

01.Jan.1980-31-Dec.1989 -Throughout the s SINGLAUB, JOHN served as chairman of the World Anti-Communist League,ANTIBOLSCHEWISTISCHE FRONT a global network of Nazis + fascists + right-wing spooks devoted to mass slaughter financed through drug dealing. as an official emissary of President Reagan SINGLAUB, JOHN was key player in the Iran-Contra "private" pipeline, meeting with Latin American leaders + generals.

It has been around 2-3 weeks since an important + truly insightful work has been done by
Dr. Freeman from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Freeman shows that the discrepancy found between the exit polling + the actual results in Ohio +

Dr. Freeman shows that the discrepancy found between the exit polling + the actual results in Florida +

Dr. Freeman shows that the discrepancy found between the exit polling + the actual results in Pennsylvania cannot be attributable to statistical error.

The odds are 665,000 to 1. He states that "counting error" is just as valid a hypothesis as "systematic bias" with exit polling. Very few mainstream news organizations have cited this research. is one of them. In the case of Dr. Freeman, his conclusions HAVE indeed stood up to the scrutiny from other academics and analysts!!! Perhaps that's why he is not mentioned in this piece? C'mon guys!
None of the recounts or inquiries is expected to affect the results of the presidential election, which Bush won by more than 3.3 million votes. I've seen this frayed logic many times by the mainstream and, quite frankly, it's starting to get me a bit peeved. THE POPULAR VOTE IS IRRELEVANT WHEN DETERMINING WHO IS PRESIDENT. If Kerry manages to reverse the outcome in Ohio, he is President. With the amount of irregularities that we've seen in this state, couple with Dr. Freeman's research -- this is entirely possible!!!

13.Sep.2001 Gen. Singlaub: Prepare for Biological, Chemical Attacks

Gen. Jack Singlaub, the former U.S. supreme commander of all U.S. forces in Korea, told NewsMax that additional, more significant attacks against the U.S. could take place

in the next several weeks.

Singlaub warned that an escalation of terror – which might follow such an elaborate scheme as we have already seen unfold – might include the use of chemical or biological weapons of mass destruction.

General Singlaub said that he shared the views of NewsMax national security consultant, Col. Stanislav Lunev, who has also issued a similar warning.

"This is my view,” he said, "There is a possibility of a biological or chemical attack.”

The view that additional attacks are likely is shared by the U.S. government. URL:

03.Dec.2004 Others seem to stake their argument on the old standby: "Exit polls are not accurate (except in the Ukraine when conducted by CIA-funded institutes)." Demand that these people address the pattern of inaccuracy (i.e., "Why do errors always undervalue the Republican vote?") + you'll get a response worthy of Mike Myers' old character "Dieter": " Your qvestions have become tiresome. Now iss ze time on Shprockets ven ve dance!" URL:
03.Dec.2004 And if you scoff at the likelihood of old-fashioned ballot-box stuffing, note that James Tobin, the Bush campaign chair in New England, has just been
indicted for conspiracy to commit election-related abuses. How can anyone ask us to trust crooks? URL:
03.Dec.2004 to
this interesting interview with Keith Olbermann, who had some interesting things to say about the Warren county lockdown:
On the "Thursday or Friday after the election," someone sent Olbermann a link to an article about a "lockdown" in effect on election night at the Warren County, Ohio courthouse because of a "terrorist threat." "It struck me on the face of it as the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard," Olbermann said.
After seeing countless other reports of minor voting inaccuracies, Olbermann was stunned.
"Suddenly it was clear to me that there were a large number of stories suggesting widespread voting irregularities," he said.... URL:
03.Dec.2004 More on Ohio:
A little-known but cleverly-named blog called
Newsclip Autopsy has analyzed the media's treatment of the Ohio recount + found numerous errors.

The papers kept saying that the Greens + Libertarians were in the process of raising the money well after the goal was reached.
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10.Nov.1999 in a
telephone interview with him on- MEDIA CHANNEL: April Oliver quoted you as saying that sarin gas was used during Operation Tailwind on a base camp where defectors were located + on extraction. Is this accurate?

GENERAL SINGLAUB: Oh, it absolutely is not accurate.

I cannot imagine how she managed to arrive at the conclusion that sarin gas could be used in Southeast Asia in view of the enormous amount of time that I spent telling that it did not happen, that it could not happen. There was no nerve gas in the theater [of operations], none of the aircraft in the theater were prepared, and...none of the protective clothing needed for this was available in the theater.

[...] So it is difficult for [me] to understand how she could possibly reach that conclusion and, most important, how those very, very unusual accusations survived what one would presume is normal surveillance by the legal team of CNN.

MC: Were you satisfied by CNN's internal investigation and the remedy that they took?

SINGLAUB: I am not completely satisfied with the explanation they gave.

They never stated that the crimes they accused us of committing — + these are war crimes, accusations of killing Americans, killing women + children as well as using nerve gas, which, if we had had the ability to do it, would have been a war crime.

But all they did was [say] that they should have not aired the program because they did not have enough evidence supporting [their charges].

MC: You recall that the CNN statement said that they did not believe the program was a hoax or fabricated?

SINGLAUB: That's right. They said that. Of course, I think that the evidence that has been collected by the Department of Defense—they did an extensive investigation, large numbers of people + highest priority—indicated that there was not one shred of evidence to support the conclusion that [CNN] reached, [which was] that nerve gas was used.

Of course, I know that April Oliver is still claiming that everybody else involved is covering up that fact. Well, that's just pure, unadulterated fantasy.

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The Carlyle Group - Former World Leaders and Washington Insiders How will President George W. Bush make a personal fortune from the War on Terror?

The old fashioned way. He'll inherit it; Meet the Carlyle Group.

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On their payroll are people like : George Bush (Sr.), James Baker III and...

The Village Voice: Nation: The Carlyle Connection by Geoffrey Gray The Carlyle Connection ... by Geoffrey Gray.

01.May 2002 ... Carlyle + Rumsfeld—recently made available to the Voice show the intimate...

02.Dez.2004 "Co-stupidity" describes the collective inability of groups, communities, organizations + societies

to see what's happening in + around them + to deal effectively with what they find.

Co-stupidity is the opposite of collective intelligence.

It is important to understand, however, that to say a group or society is behaving co-stupidly or co-intelligently

says nothing about the intelligence of the individuals involved.

Some of the most co-stupid groups are made up of brilliant people who use their brilliance to undermine each other

so that together they add up to nothing.

Or they may be trapped in a dysfunctional group process or social system that erodes or wastes their brilliance.

Worse yet, a social system can transmute individual brilliance into collective catastrophe,

perhaps by using it to create devastating weapons of mass destruction or

technologies that predictably run amok or investment strategies that collapse entire regional economies. URL:
02.Dez.2004 Irving Janis did some famous research on conformist co-stupidity -- which he called groupthink -- published in books like GROUPTHINK: PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES OF POLICY DECISION and VICTIMS OF GROUPTHINK. For quick summaries of Janis' research on groupthink -- including his recommendations fo dealing with it -- see and URL:

02.Dez.2004 Reaktorbecken in Garching: Weltformel im Zerfall der Neutronen

02.Dez.2004 Wer ganz genau hinsieht, entdeckt womöglich eines Tages noch kleinere Elementarteilchen als die heute bekannten - und kommt damit der Weltformel ein wenig näher. Ausgeschlossen ist es nicht. "Das wird hier die weltbeste Quelle für ultrakalte Neutronen", sagt Petry. "Wir machen ja nichts Zweitrangiges." URL: [...]

02.Dez.2004 Aller Nutzwert hilft jedoch wenig, wenn heikle Politik ins Spiel kommt. Der Reaktor war umstritten von Anfang an. Umweltminister Jürgen Trittin, kaum ins Amt gekommen, verzögerte den Betriebsbeginn der fertigen Anlage um fast zwei Jahre. Die bayerischen Grünen, im Verein mit etlichen Bürgerinitiativen, kämpfen noch heute gegen die Neutronenquelle. Der Hauptvorwurf: In Garching arbeiten sie mit waffenfähigem Uran.
Direktor Petry kann die Aufregung nicht verstehen. "Anders ist das nicht möglich", sagt er, "wenn man Spitzenforschung will." Seiner Ansicht nach sollte die Menschheit froh sein um jedes Kilogramm, das dem Militär entzogen wird. "Nichts wird besser kontrolliert als ziviles Uran", beteuert Petry. Schlimm genug, findet er, "wie weit Deutschland schon zurückgefallen ist in der Nukleartechnik".
Wenn es nach ihm geht, soll der neue Reaktor den Abstand möglichst wieder verkürzen. Deshalb wird in Garching auch die Grundlagenforschung nach Kräften angekurbelt.
"Hier machen wir bald ultrakalte Neutronen", ruft Petry und deutet auf eine Leerstelle im Gedränge der Apparate. Ultrakalt? Heiß nennen Physiker jene Neutronen, die mit höchster Energie aus dem Reaktor geschossen kommen. Bremst man die Teilchen ab, so erkalten sie. Die Langsamsten fliegen dann so gemütlich dahin wie eine Gewehrkugel. "Die können Sie in eine Flasche sperren", sagt Petry.URL: [...]

02.Dez.2004 Aber die Industrie verlangt immer noch famosere Werkstoffe. Autos zum Beispiel sollen eines Tages aus geschäumtem Metall der Fliegengewichtsklasse gebaut werden, das auf Wasser schwimmt - natürlich ohne Abstriche an Reißfestigkeit und Verwindungssteife.URL: [...]

02.Dez.2004 Was Materialkundler bereits ausgeheckt haben, reicht hie und da ans Wundersame. Es gibt robuste Verpackungen, die so gut wie nichts wiegen + spinnwebfeine Glasfasern, die tausend Telefonate auf einmal übertragen. Zur Fußballeuropameisterschaft präsentierte deutsche Ingenieurskunst den ersten nahtlosen Ball mit einer Hülle aus gasgefüllten Mikrozellen.
02.Dez.2004 Kabul - Der amerikanische Sondergesandte Zalmay Khalilzad kündigte das Angebot an die Taliban heute in Kabul an. Er schränkte allerdings ein: Es gelte nicht für Rebellen, die Blut an den Händen kleben hätten, und nicht für Taliban-Führer, die junge Menschen in den Kampf getrieben hätten. Der afghanische Präsident Hamid Karzai habe dem Deal zugestimmt, sagte der US-Botschafter.
Karzai hat einfache Taliban-Kämpfer bereits mehrfach dazu aufgerufen, die Waffen niederzulegen, in die Gesellschaft zurückzukehren und sich am Aufbau eines demokratischen Afghanistans zu beteiligen. Bei Anschlägen und Kämpfen in dem Land sind in diesem Jahr bereits mehr als 650 Menschen getötet und über 400 weitere verletzt worden.
Die Taliban lehnten das Angebot umgehend ab und kündigten eine Fortsetzung des Kampfes an. Taliban-Sprecher Abdul Latif Hakimi sagte: "Wir werden unseren Dschihad (Heiligen Krieg) bis zum letzten US-Soldaten in Afghanistan fortsetzen." Die Amerikaner versuchten, die Kämpfer zu verunsichern und die Rebellen zu spalten. "Aber die Taliban sind sich der Verschwörung bewusst."

URL: [...] 02.Dez.2004 "Und wenn uns der Großmarkt morgens eine verdächtige Ladung Süßkartoffeln schickt", sagt Direktor Petry, "dann liefern wir noch am Vormittag eine Liste der darin enthaltenen Schwermetalle."
URL: [...] 02.Dez.2004 Im Dezember wird das nächste Uran-Brikett ins Becken gesenkt.

"Dann gehören wir zu den weltbesten Neutronenquellen", sagt Winfried Petry, der Wissenschaftliche Direktor.
URL: [...] 02.Dez.2004 435 Millionen Euro hat die Riesenmaschine gekostet.

Ihr ganzer Daseinsgrund ist es, Neutronen abzustrahlen - eine großmächtige Teilchenlampe mit weniger Leuchtkraft als ein Kindernachtlicht.

Denn die bloße Zahl der Neutronen, die der strahlende Kern hervorbringt, ist im Vergleich bescheiden:

Jede 30-Watt-Birne sendet mehr Partikel aus - allerdings nur energiearme Lichtteilchen, die feste Materie kaum zu durchdringen vermögen.
Der trübe Schein genügt, dass Forscher aus aller Welt sich um die Neutronenquelle im stillen Vorort Garching scharen. Sie haben hochempfindliche Apparate gebaut, die auf Kürzel wie Resi, Panda oder Toftof hören. Etliche davon sind scharfsichtiger als alles, was bislang zum Ergründen von Materialproben aufgeboten wurde.
02.Dez.2004 Kommende Studien, die den Klimakatastrophen gezielt Ursachen zuordnen, "könnten tief greifend den Verlauf internationaler Verhandlungen beeinflussen", schreiben Jendritzky und Schär.

Denn zu klären sei künftig nicht nur, wie man die Folgen des Klimawandels begrenze und sich ihnen anpasse - sondern auch, "wie wir letztlich für sie bezahlen".
02.Dez.2004 Wo moralische Appelle nicht fruchten, könnten Löcher im Geldbeutel ein Umdenken erzwingen.

Denn die finanziellen Folgen der Hitzewelle von 2003 waren beachtlich, und das nicht nur in Europa.

So musste die Landwirtschaft in den USA unversicherte Ernteausfälle in Höhe von 12,3 Milliarden Dollar verkraften, rechnen Jendritzky und Schär vor.

Auch die rekordverdächtigen Hurrikan-Schäden im Sommer dieses Jahres dürften Spuren im Haushalt der USA hinterlassen haben, die sich nach wie vor hartnäckig weigern, das Kyoto-Protokoll zum Klimaschutz zu ratifizieren.
02.Dez.2004 Zwar gebe es immer noch große Unsicherheiten in der Abschätzung natürlicher Temperaturschwankungen.

"Dennoch ist die Arbeit von Stott und seinen Kollegen ein Durchbruch", betont der Klimaforscher.

"Sie ist der erste erfolgreiche Versuch, menschliche Einflüsse auf ein spezifisches Klimaereignis zu erfassen."
Ob Studien dieser Art künftig zu einem Sinneswandel in der internationalen Politik führen, hält Jendritzky zumindest für fraglich.

"Im Fall des Ozonlochs hat die Staatengemeinschaft schnell reagiert und die FCKW-Emissionen gedrosselt", sagt Jendritzky.

"So etwas muss auch in Bezug auf das Klima passieren, nur wäre das ein viel tieferer Eingriff in unsere Lebensverhältnisse."

Denn um dem globalen Klimawandel entgegenzutreten, reiche es nicht aus, das Treibmittel in Haarsprays oder die Kühlflüssigkeit in Gefrierschränken auszutauschen.

02.Dez.2004 Zwar sei es unmöglich, eine direkte Verbindung zwischen menschlichen Einflüssen und der Hitzewelle von 2003 herzustellen, räumen Peter Stott von der University of Reading und seine Kollegen von der University of Oxford ein.

Doch Analysen der Klimadaten seit

1851 hätten ergeben, dass der menschliche Eingriff in die Natur die Durchschnittstemperaturen und damit auch die Gefahr extremer Hitzewellen drastisch erhöht habe.
"Die Arbeit ist ein Durchbruch"
Gerd Jendritzky, Mitautor eines Begleitartikels in "Nature", bescheinigt Stott und seinen Kollegen saubere Arbeit.

Die Briten hätten die natürlichen Klimaschwankungen in Europa korrekt berücksichtigt.

Das Ergebnis stimme überein mit zahlreichen früheren Untersuchungen, die allesamt besagten, dass die globalen Klimaveränderungen während der vergangenen 30 bis 50 Jahre nur mit einem bedeutenden menschlichen Einfluss zu erklären sind. "Hitzewellen werden künftig in Europa häufiger vorkommen und extremer ausfallen", sagt Jendritzky im Gespräch mit SPIEGEL ONLINE.
02.Dez.2004 Die Hitze kannte keine Gnade.

2003 in den ersten beiden Augustwochen des vergangenen Jahres Statistiker zählten zwischen 22.000 und 35.000 Tote mehr als sonst in Europa zu erwarten gewesen wären.

2003 In Frankreich stieg die Sterblichkeitsrate in den beiden Hitzewochen gar um 54 %.

2003 In Deutschland waren Schätzungen zufolge rund 7000 Tote zu beklagen.

2003 -Der Sommer- war nicht nur der wahrscheinlich heißeste seit dem Jahr 1500, wie Forscher jetzt im Wissenschaftsmagazin "Nature" schreiben.

"Gemessen an der Zahl der Todesopfer war es die größte europäische Naturkatastrophe der vergangenen 500 Jahre", sagt Gerd Jendritzky vom Deutschen Wetterdienst in Freiburg.
Risiko extremer Hitzewellen verdoppelt
Nun scheint auch festzustehen, dass der Mensch die Katastrophe zu großen Teilen mit zu verantworten hat.

Es besteht eine Wahrscheinlichkeit von mehr als 90 %, dass der Hitzesommer 2003 kein Zufall war, sondern mindestens zur Hälfte auf den vom Menschen verursachten Klimawandel zurückgeht, schreiben UK Klimaforscher in "Nature" (Bd. 432, S. 610).

Ihre Modellrechnungen haben ergeben, dass die Umweltverschmutzung etwa durch Treibhausgase das Risiko extremer Hitzewellen mehr als verdoppelt habe.
02.Dez.2004 Ukraine-Krise: Kutschma stimmt Entlassung der Regierung zu

02.Dez.2004 Börse: Ölpreis fällt weiter, Dax auf neuem Jahreshoch

02.Dez.2004 Börse am Nachmittag: Dax klettert auf neues Jahreshoch

02.Dez.2004 Großbritannien: Pilot wurde wegen Trunkenheit im Cockpit verurteilt

02.Dez.2004 Uno: Sicherheitsrat berät über ruandische Invasion im Kongo

02.Dez.2004 Euro-Intervention: EZB hält sich alle Optionen offen

02.Dez.2004 Ukraine-Krise: Putin hält neue Stichwahl für zwecklos

02.Dez.2004 Terrorangst in Schweiz: 130.000 Prepaid-Handys abgeschaltet

02.Dez.2004 Afghanistan: USA bieten Taliban Handel an

02.Dez.2004 Neues Verfahren: Stammzellen ohne tote Embryos

02.Dez.2004 Schröders Besuch in Peking: China fordert brisantes Gastgeschenk

02.Dez.2004 Waffen an Iran: US-Sanktionen gegen chinesische Firmen

02.Dez.2004 Ukraine-Krise: Kutschma will sich mit Putin beraten

02.Dez.2004 Dotcom-Zombies: US-Börse suspendiert Internetaktien

02.Dez.2004 Irak: Alawi will keine deutschen Soldaten

02.Dez.2004 Philippinen: Mehr als 1000 Menschen tot oder vermisst

02.Dez.2004 Luftüberwachung: Software blickt in Nachbars Garten

02.Dez.2004 Rekordstand: Euro klettert auf 1,3383 Dollar

02.Dez.2004 Kampf um Arafat-Nachfolge: Fatah vermutet Verschwörung

02.Dez.2004 Wunder-Werkstoffe: Bilder aus dem Innern der Materie

02.Dez.2004 Heute in den Feuilletons: "Zeitgeist aus der Altherrenstarrsinnsriege"

02.Dez.2004 Machtdemonstration: USA erhöhen Truppenstärke im Irak auf 150.000 Mann

02.Dez.2004 Unterstützung für Janukowitsch: Die Ahnungslosen aus dem Osten

02.Dez.2004 US-Automarkt: Made in Germany verkauft sich schlecht

02.Dez.2004 Konjunktur: Sinkender Ölpreis lässt Börsianer jubeln

02.Dez.2004 Ukraine: Juschtschenko will Neuwahlen vor Weihnachten

01.Dez.2004 Dokumentation: Der Kompromiss von Kiew

01.Dez.2004 Niederlande: Prinz Bernhard ist tot

01.Dez.2004 Uno-Sicherheitsrat: Berlin sieht steigende Chancen für eigenen Sitz

01.Dez.2004 Leitkultur-Debatte: Köhler mahnt Ausländer

01.Dez.2004 Griechenland: Ausschreitungen bei Wasserballspiel

01.Dez.2004 Powell-Besuch: Schüsse vor Haitis Präsidentenpalast

01.Dez.2004 Klimastudie: Menschen mitschuldig an tödlicher Hitzewelle

01.Dez.2004 Bush: Palästinenser-Demokratie ist das Grundproblem

01.Dez.2004 Palästinenser: Marwan Barghuti will Arafat beerben

01.Dez.2004 Israel: Scharons Regierung zerbrochen - Minister gefeuert

01.Dez.2004 Parlamentsbeschluss: Janukowitsch nennt Absetzung gesetzeswidrig