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22.Dec.2005 "Not to know
what has been transacted
in former times
is to be
always a child.
If no use is made
of the labors of past ages,
the world must remain always
in the infancy of knowledge."
The Book of Slaughter + Forgetting
Intentional Ignorance from Reagan to Us
By CARL ESTABROOK
"...I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages.
My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true -
- but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not."
01.Jan.2006 Energie-Konflikt: Russland wirft Ukraine Gas-Diebstahl vor
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01.Jan.2006 Calendar ... you into the theater, nothing else will - but here goes: Albert Nerenberg, founder of ... endemic phenomenon in our society of wilful intent to be stupid, or, as ...
Americans are stupid and getting stupider. www.mcgilldaily.com/view.php?aid=1588
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11.Sep.2001 -shortly after- at which time it soon became apparent that the 'War on Terrorism' is merely a smoke screen that masks a hidden agenda.
That agenda being the plan to shake up the Middle East & Central Asia in favour of vital western interests, being primarily oil & gas supplies, which are known to be in decline due to increased global demand.
By declaring a 'War on Terrorism' the Bush administration was in fact going to invade other countries under the pretence of 'fighting the war on terror'.
To kick start this plan would require one catastrophic event to galvanize the people into supporting a war.
The evidence, accessible from this website, shows that
the US were indeed aware of the impending attacks, but
were instrumental in their execution.
That evidence is presented in the form of mainstream news articles, documentary films + university lectures,
by a diverse range of people that includes
law enforcement officers,
radio talk show hosts,
Browse the site to see for yourself + make up your own mind.
Below is a brief summary of some of the key points :
Project for the New American Century [website]
00.000.1997 a group of neo-conservatives founded the 'Project for the New American Century' (PNAC) -
A PNAC document entitled 'Rebuilding America's Defenses' [adobe document] shows that the Bush cabinet intended to take control of the Gulf region
regardless of whether Saddam Hussein was in power or not.
00.000.2000 PNAC predicted that the shift in US foreign policy towards that aim would come about slowly,
unless there were "some catastrophic + catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor" .
11.Sep.2001 -*That event happened on- Ten people in the Bush administration are currently members of PNAC.
00.000.200- -currently- Ten people in the Bush administration members of PNAC include
Zalmay Khalilzad +
Richard Perle - member of the advisory Defense Science Board.
00.000.1960 -since the s_ The rate of oil discovery has been falling.
The vast majority of the world's remaining reserves are located in the Middle East + Central Asia - Over 60% of oil consumed by the US is imported -
00.000.2015 -By- the UK too, will be importing over 50% of its oil requirements -
00.000.2010 -by-According to independant Geologist Dr Colin Campbell, the global decline will start.
" the global decline starts with a price shock due to control of the market by a few countries +
- Afghanistan is located in a prime position for the transportation of the vast amounts of oil & gas from the Caspian Basin –
A UNOCAL-led consortium competing with Argentinian firm Bridas,
proposed to build pipelines through Afghanistan years ago [BBC] -
00.000.1997 Taliban officials visited UNOCAL HQ’s in Texas to discuss the agreement [BBC] –
Negotiations between UNOCAL + the Taliban were conducted by Enron through Saudi intelligence [John Loftus] -
Confronted with the Taliban's refusal to accept US conditions, the US told them: " either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs " [Asia Times] -
FBI Counter-Terrorism Chief John O’Neill resigned from the FBI in disgust,
stating that he was ordered not to investigate Saudi-al-Qaeda connections because of the Enron pipeline deal
(O’Neill was amongst the 3000 people that died at the World Trade Centre) [John Loftus] -
This pipeline may have saved Enron from collapse by providing cheap gas to one of its 'loss making' power stations in India [CorpWatch] -
11.Sep.2001 -before-The US invasion of Afghanistan was planned [BBC] –
Taliban leaders & al-Qaeda fighters were flown to safety with secret US approval during the USA afghan war [NewYorker] -
Opium production has increased by 1400% [BBC] -
11.Sep.2001 - On the morning of- CIA official John Fulton + his team at the National Reconnaissance Office
were running a pre-planned simulation
to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building [Associated Press] -
11.Sep.2001 ----- am -On the morning of- When it was known that airliners were being hijacked- fighter-jets launched
late from distant bases, flew to defend their nation at a fraction of their top speed -
The FAA has standard intercept procedures for such occasions.
This automatic response was activated 67 times in the previous year [NORAD/Associated Press] -
Osama bin Laden has connections to the CIA,
00.Jul.2001 -whilst in hospital for kidney treatment- Osama bin Laden was met by the local CIA officer in Dubai [Guardian] - Le Figaro claim that-.
00.000.2001-11.Sep.2001 -During the months before the attack- Pakistani ISI Chief Gen. Ahmad (intelligence service)
11.Sep.2001 - On the morning of- Pakistani ISI Chief Gen. Ahmad (intelligence service) was at a meeting on Capitol Hill hosted by
the chairmen of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees [Washington Post] -
It has been claimed that some of the hijackers were trained at secure US military bases [Newsweek] -
The CIA have overturned refusal of visa applications in Saudi Arabia, to people with terrorist connections [BBC] -
- Detailed warnings were given to the US in advance of the attacks by at least 11 countries.
Straight after the attacks, United Airlines’ stock prices plummeted.
At the time it was reported that suspicious 'put options' had been purchased.
Basically, if you buy put option shares you are taking a gamble that those shares are going to drop in price, because you can then sell them at the original high price but purchase them at the new low price.
The amount of these put options bought was way above the norm.
Investigations into who was responsible for these deals lead to Deutsche Bank/Alex Brown Inc.
-up until a few years ago- Deutsche Bank/Alex Brown Inc. s chairman was former CIA executive director, Buzzy Krongard [Independent] -
-two weeks before the attacks- An Israeli shipping company with offices based at the World Trade Centre, broke its lease [VEDP] -
00.000.1960Operation Northwoods Document - click here to view - adobe reader required:
00.000.1960 -In the early s-
USA s top military leaders drafted plans to kill innocent people +
commit acts of terrorism in US cities to create public support for a war against Cuba -
- Under former CIA 'hitman' Saddam Hussein, Iraq was the first OPEC member to start trading oil for euros instead of dollars, thus threatening the strength of the US dollar [Observer] -
By changing Iraq’s regime +
removing Iraq from OPEC, this will loosen the stranglehold that OPEC has on world oil prices -
A US Army War College report states that Iranian gas killed the Kurds 00.000.1988 [Times of India] -
00.000.1919 As president of the air council Winston Churchill wrote:
" I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas.
I am strongly in favour of using poisonous gas against uncivilised tribes ."
A few years later mustard gas was used against the Kurds [Guardian] -
The US has tested chemical + biological weapons on American + British soil [Times] -
Iraq has vast + easily accessible oil reserves [BBC] -
Saudi Arabia, which has the world's largest oil reserves, is currently under threat from Islamic revolt –
Archeologists unearthed some yellow liquid inside a bronze vessel, which is in the shape of a garlic bulb at Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
"We prefer to just speak of central places where people gathered.
We don't know what they did there.
Maybe they were temples.
Or markets," he said.
The scientific community had not yet accepted that Goseck was an observatory.
But it may also have served as a marketplace and a place of refuge in times of war.
Francois Bertemes, who heads the prehistoric archaeology institute at nearby Halle-Wittenberg University, claimed
the site marks the start of world astronomy and surmises that it was a place of fertility rituals that would have included weddings.
Excavation of the 6,000-square-metre site found two "sacrificial" pits containing fragments of human bone.
There was evidence of a very hot fire in both, but the ash had been removed, which Bertemes sees as a sign that humans were sacrificed.
The dig also turned up hundreds of pottery fragments and cattle bones.
Bertemes' views remain controversial.
is one of the best studied of 150 monumental sites arrayed through Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria and Slovenia.
Benedict said individuals and entire populations, international organizations like the United Nations as well as world powers must assume their responsibilities to promote values of justice, solidarity + peace in the world.
those that are the new + most insidious threats to peace: terrorism, nihilism and fanatic fundamentalism," he said.
Benedict made the appeal during a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to mark New Year's Day, which the Catholic Church celebrates annually as its World Day of Peace.
In his homily, the pope said a "shock" of courage and faith in God was necessary to spread peace + that everyone must work together to combat the threats to it.
Since Gerster visited Iraq 00.000.1973, many of the sites he documented have been damaged by war and looting. As politics, development + time take their toll on the world’s precious ruins, the irreplaceable images by Gerster and others become even more important portraits of the past.
“A lot of the areas he covered are denied to us today because of the suspicion of archaeologists,” says Harvard University landscape archaeologist Jason Ur.
“I just can’t get good low-level aerial photography of Syria.”
In unstable areas of the Middle East - a region rich in photogenic ruins - aerial photographers are viewed with hostility.
“All the secrecy is ridiculous, but still when you come + want to take aerial photographs, you’re regarded as a spy,” Gerster tells Smithsonian magazine.
The Lindbergh pictures, historian Charlotte Trümpler writes in the introduction to “The Past From Above,” were “unsystematic + lacking in any true understanding of the local geography.”
Imagine you’re a mouse running across an elaborately decorated rug.
The ground would merely be a blur of shapes and colors. You could spend your life going back and forth, studying an inch at a time + never see the patterns.
In Gerster's recent book, "The Past From Above: Aerial Photographs of Archaeological Sites" (J. Paul Getty Museum), places we've seen a thousand times in pictures from ground level take on a whole new meaning. His photographs dramatize the scale of ancient structures and show them, as if for the first time, in relation to their surroundings.
Veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War have nearly twice the prevalence of a chronic multi-symptom illness than soldiers who served elsewhere at the same time, a new study shows.
Das US-Justizministerium will nun herausfinden, wer die Informationen über das Abhörprogramm an die Presse lanciert hat.01.Jan.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,druck-393052,00.html
die Bundespolizei FBI,
den Geheimdienst CIA,
das Heimatschutzministerium sowie an
den Militär-Geheimdienst DIA weiter.
Bei den Informationen habe es sich um solche gehandelt, die aus Telefongesprächen + E-Mail-Kontakten gefiltert worden seien, berichtete das Blatt unter Berufung auf derzeitige + frühere Behörden- + Regierungsvertreter.
Im Grunde sei es darum gegangen, einzelne Datenbanken miteinander abzugleichen.
Der Zeitung zufolge wollten sich FBI, CIA sowie der nationale Geheimdienstchef John Negroponte zu der Sache nicht äußern.
Schließlich einigte sich das Kabinett in London darauf, Gandhi freizulassen, falls der Tod durch den Hungerstreik unausweichlich scheine, dies in der Öffentlichkeit jedoch als Erfolg der britischen Politik darzustellen. Gandhi wurde 1944 endgültig entlassen.
Churchill sagte, mit Gandhi solle nicht anders verfahren werden als mit jedem anderen Häftling.
Dagegen vertrat der damalige britische Botschafter in den USA, Edward Halifax, der zuvor Außenminister + Vize-König von Indien gewesen war, die Ansicht,
nichts wäre schlimmer als der Tod des Unabhängigkeitskämpfers durch einen Hungerstreik.
Dieser war nach seiner Inhaftierung im 00.Aug.1942 in den Hungerstreik getreten.
Die britische Regierung beschloss schließlich, ihm aus humanitären Gründen die Freiheit zu schenken.
Churchill soll jedoch argumentiert haben, er persönlich würde Gandhi sterben lassen, sollte er weiterhin die Nahrung verweigern.
Der französische Präsident legte später sein Veto gegen die Aufnahme Großbritanniens in die Europäische Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft ein.
Churchill empfahl, de Gaulle notfalls mit Gewalt daran zu hindern, an Bord eines französischen Kriegsschiffes auszulaufen.
Der britische Premier wollte verhindern, dass de Gaulle die Beziehungen zu den USA belastete.
Nach dem Krieg freilich änderte Churchill seine Meinung bekanntlich. "Wir haben das falsche Schwein geschlachtet", lautet eines der bekanntesten Churchill-Zitate in Bezug auf Hitler + Stalin.
Der Premier hat in Kriegszeiten den Sowjetherrscher Josef Stalin als "scharfsichtig" eingeschätzt,
während ihm der französische General und spätere Staatschef Charles de Gaulle zu selbstbewusst vorkam.
die Verbrechen in Konzentrationslagern wie in Buchenwald streng genommen keine Kriegsverbrechen seien.
Daraufhin soll Churchill Grigg zurecht gewiesen haben, er solle keinen Streit vom Zaun brechen.
Allein im Namen einiger Insassen von Buchenwald verdiene Himmler es bereits, standrechtlich erschossen zu werden.
Demnach schlug der Premierminister der Kriegsjahre bei einer Kabinettssitzung ferner vor, dass Großbritannien ruhig mit ranghohen deutschen Nationalsozialisten verhandeln könne,
wenn diese das wollten - wie seinerzeit etwa der Reichsführer der SS, Heinrich Himmler. Ziel solcher Verhandlungen könne es allerdings nur sein, diese Nazis später "fertig zu machen".
Churchill war nach Berichten britischer Historiker fest entschlossen, Hitler auf einem elektrischen Stuhl aus den USA hinrichten zu lassen.
Zudem sollten nach Überzeugung des britischen Premierministers hohe Nazis ohne Gerichtsverfahren erschossen werden.
Dies geht aus den Regierungsdokumenten hervor, die heute erstmals für die Öffentlichkeit freigegeben wurden.
Das entspricht in etwa dem Weltmarktniveau. Die Ukraine befürchtet davon Nachteile für ihre energiehungrige Schwerindustrie und hat darum gebeten, die Erhöhung über fünf Jahre zu strecken.
Juschtschenko erklärte am Freitag, sein Land könne höchsten 80 Dollar (68 Euro) für 1000 Kubikmeter Erdgas zahlen.
Für den Monat Januar sei die Versorgung aus eigenen Quellen und Reserven sowie mit Exporten aus der zentralasiatischen Republik Turkmenien gewährleistet, zitierte die Agentur Interfax heute einen ranghohen Mitarbeiter der staatlichen Energieversorgung. Die Abschaltung durch den Gasprom-Konzern werde in der Ukraine keinen Schaden anrichten, betonte er.
Theoretisch könnte die Ukraine dieses Gas nun abzweigen, Kiew hat dies aber bereits ausgeschlossen.
Und Russlands Energiekonzern versicherte: "Gasprom garantiert seinen europäischen Kunden, dass sie im kommenden Jahr nicht frieren müssen."
Die Lieferungen für die Ukraine - 120 Millionen Kubikmeter pro Tag - seien damit eingestellt, teilte ein Sprecher des Konzerns mit.
Weiterhin würden allerdings andere europäische Staaten über ukrainisches Territorium versorgt.
Der ukrainische Gasversorger Naftogas erklärte hingegen, der Lieferstopp für das eigene Land könne auch Auswirkungen auf Westeuropa haben.
Die Behörden rechnen mit einer Verschlechterung der Lage, weil vom Pazifik erneut ein Unwetter heranzieht.
Mehrere Wohngebiete seien bedroht, sagte der Sprecher der Notfalldienste des Gouverneurs von Kalifornien, Dale Chessey.
Um besser mit dem Auswärtigen Amt und dem Bundesinnenministerium zu kooperieren, arbeiten die Spezialisten in Berlin.
Dazu zählen auch zurzeit 62 Verbindungsbeamte in 48 Ländern der Welt. "Wir versuchen, Kriminalität dort zu bekämpfen, wo sie entsteht", betonte Ziercke.
Als Beispiel nannte er die Drogenkriminalität: So stammten 80 % des Heroins in Deutschland aus Afghanistan.
Deshalb sei die Ausstattung und Ausbildung der örtlichen Behörden wichtig. Es handele sich dabei aber nicht um Waffen, sondern vor allem um kriminaltechnisches Wissen.
Dafür würden gerade wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter gewonnen, die in der neuen Abteilung Internationale Koordinierung arbeiten sollen.
"Wir wollen Entwicklungen in der Gesellschaft mit einbeziehen", sagte Ziercke.
Für die Analysen arbeite das BKA auch mit Forschungsinstituten, der Bundeswehr und der Wirtschaft zusammen.
"Das Ziel ist, frühzeitiger als bisher auf Kriminalitäts- und Bedrohungsentwicklungen zu reagieren."
Die Analysen sollen dazu beitragen, gegebenenfalls die Schwerpunkte im BKA zu verschieben.
Irans Präsident vergleicht Israelis mit Nazis
Die Militäreinsätze in den Palästinensergebieten seien mit den Kriegsverbrechen der Nazis zu vergleichen.
Teheran "Zionismus ist in der Tat Neofaschismus", sagte der Präsident in einem Interview der Nachrichtenagentur Isna.
Obwohl die Erkenntnisse des Jahres 2005 eher Bekanntes bestätigten oder Details der Auswirkungen abbildeten,
zählen sie die gesammelten Daten zum Klimawandel deshalb zu den wichigsten Forschungsergebnissen des Jahres.
die entsprechenden Maßnahmen zum Schutz der Menschen einleiten.
Die Warmwasserheizung Europas droht auszufallen - aufgrund des Wandels, den der Mensch selbst herbeigeführt hat.
Die US-Regierung aber bleibt weiterhin unbeeindruckt und weigert sich, den internationalen Abkommen beizutreten.
Ja sie sorgte sogar dafür, dass Forschungsberichte abgeändert wurden, um die Deutlichkeit der Beziehung zwischen menschlichem Wirtschaften und Klimaveränderung zu verschleiern.
Immerhin: Eine Reihe von US-Gouverneuren, darunter auch Arnold Schwarzenegger, wollen sich von der Bundesregierung nicht weiter gängeln lassen und verfügen eigene Klimaschutzziele für ihre Staaten.
Die USA zogen sich zwischendurch, im Jahr 1999, auch schon einmal von dem internationalen Projekt zurück, sind aber seit 2003 wieder dabei.
01.Jan.2006 Lauschangriff in USA: NSA gab abgehörte Daten weiter
It was the ebb tide of American and British power in Iraq
01.Jan.2006 Australia: Voters abandon PM over Iraq war: VOTER support for John Howard's decision to go to war in Iraq is in freefall, with even Coalition supporters who backed the 2003 invasion now questioning the value of the protracted conflict.
01.Jan.2006 Terrorists in High Places: Wars are not waged by those who have to fight them. Those who fight wars know too well their terrible costs.
Wars are waged by those who profit from them with minimal or no risk to themselves.
War is big business and it is immensely profitable for a select few who are insulated from the effects of war’s environmental impacts and social costs.
01.Jan.2006 Some soldiers trying to get out of Army : Increasing numbers of men and women in uniform are seeking honorable discharges as conscientious objectors.
Others are suing the military, claiming their obligation has been wrongfully extended. Many have simply deserted, refusing to appear for duty.
01.Jan.2006 Sign Tallying Military Deaths Upsets Army : Scott Cameron never imagined his modest memorial to American troops in Iraq
would transform a quiet street here into the latest front of the nation's tense debate about the war in Iraq.
01.Jan.2006 Report: U.S. preparing NATO for possible strike on Iran :
German media sources have recently reported that the Bush Administration is preparing its North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies for a potential attack on nuclear sites in Iran.
01.Jan.2006 Terror-Abwehr: Schäuble beharrt auf Nutzung von Folter-Geständnissen
01.Jan.2006 Russland siegt im Gasstreit: Ukraine beugt sich Putins Ultimatum
31.Dec.2005 Öffentliche Demütigung: Gas-Stopp für Ukraine soll im TV gezeigt werden
Leprosy is the quintessential pre-modern disease.
Its mythical hold on the Western imagination is strong. 
It has a prominent place in various Biblical narratives.
Moses is said to have separated the lepers from the unafflicted.
The Book of Leviticus provides for their exclusion. ("He shall live alone. His dwelling shall be outside the camp" (13:46)).
In the New Testament , Jesus's compassion is prominently signified in his willingness to minister to the lepers, that most excluded of all groups.
The move to criminalize HIV transmission must, of course, be seen in a larger context of the operations of U.S. criminal justice system.
Largely because of the determined effort to use criminal laws in the futile attempt to stop Americans from using addictive and psychotropic drugs, prison populations have exploded over the last decade.
There are now almost a half a million people in prison in the U.S. for violation of the drug laws, 80 % of these cases involve possession, 44 % involve possession of marijuana alone (Lewis 2000, A13). 
Most of the imprisoned are black or hispanic, although there is virtually no evidence that minority populations use drugs at higher rates than white or Anglos. 
The "rights revolution" of the 1970s that was supposed to vindicate the liberal dream of equality treatment under law, has been badly undermined by numerous social forces in the last two decades.
The "strict scrutiny" doctrine (of the equal protection clause of the Constitution), which embodied it, remains hypothetically intact (just as does the "right to privacy").
But in the case of the social control of disease, especially in terms of HIV, images launched into and by global media markets have overwhelmed the careful consideration of constitutional rights and good public policy.
In certain respects, this is not new.
That notion that media images interact with reactionary political forces to discipline the unruly elements of liberal society by generating moral panics and crime controls can be traced back at least to Stuart Hall and his colleague's analysis of "mugging" in pre-Thatcherite Britain (1978; See also Jenkins 1998.)
But now the global media system is more centralized and pervasive. 
It's images move faster and farther than in the past, just as the nation-state and the constitutional controls once associated with continue to wither. (See Reich 1990, Greider 1997.)
In any event, it seems now to be that quarantining of the infected has been transformed from a civil matter which was subject to much political debate, into a criminal one which is the subject of very little such debate. This is, I believe, historically unprecedented.
Das Präsidialamt hat versucht, die Einschränkungen der Freiheit der US-Bürger herunterzuspielen. Das Programm sei klein und hochrangige Vertreter des Kongresses seien darüber informiert worden.
Dies könne Ermittlungen gefährden und potenzielle Terroristen darauf aufmerksam machen, dass sie abgehört würden.
Das Blatt gab an, die Veröffentlichung um ein Jahr hinausgezögert und einige Informationen auf Wunsch von Regierungsvertretern nicht verbreitet zu haben.
31.Dec.2005 https://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzkultur/0,1518,druck-392789,00.html "Die offene Gesellschaft fängt an, die Zugbrücken wieder hochzukurbeln", so Glaser.
Lees Anwalt Jeremy Ibrahim ist überzeugt, der Drogentest am Flughafen sei entweder fehlerhaft durchgeführt worden oder jemand habe die Ergebnisse manipuliert.
Das habe seiner Mandantin großen Schaden zugefügt. "Sie hat ihr Gesicht verloren", erklärt Ibrahim, denn unter Lees koreanischen Freunden und Verwandten war ihre Verhaftung ein Skandal.
Nun klagt Janet Lee auf Schadenersatz für das, was sie erlitten hat, wegen Rufschädigung, finanzieller Verluste und emotionalem Leid.
Die Antwort wird nicht leicht zu finden sein:
Die meisten Unterlagen zu dem Fall sollen vertraulich bleiben, nicht mal Lees Anwälte dürfen die Polizeiakten einsehen. https://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzkultur/0,1518,druck-392789,00.html
Die Frau schaute gerade aus ihrem Fenster im 5. Stock, als eine Kugel sie ins Auge traf. Polizisten nahmen den Schützen am nächsten Morgen fest.
27.Jan.2005 How Bush 's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power
Now the Guardian can reveal how repercussions of events that culminated in action under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still being felt by today's president
25.Sep.2004 "The Guardian" George W. Bush 's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director + shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.
The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazi sm.
27.Jan.2005 Auschwitz-Gedenktag: Erneuter Anschlag auf "Flick Collection"
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Carlucci , actualmente ligado ao grupo Carlyle - um dos concorrentes, através da Luso-Oil, à alienação de mais de 40 % do capital da Galp - exerceu funções diplomáticas em Lisboa 00.000.1975-00.000.1978 . Fonte da Presidência .."
The Foster-Miller company is owned by the QinetiQ Group, a joint venture between the UK's Ministry of Defence + US-based holding company, Carlyle Group.
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They are there ostensibly for humanitarian and counterterrorism purposes. The action coincides with growing left unity in South America, military buildup in the region and burgeoning independent trade relationships.
31.Dec.2005 Huge new oil discovery in Brazil : Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, says it has discovered a huge new offshore oil field off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state
31.Dec.2005 War Resister Jerry Texiero, the Marine Corps and Who Betrayed Whom? : Just when was it we in this nation lost our ability to choose if and when we would be willing to kill another human being, or be killed ourselves? When was it that following the “rules” became more important than following what is right
31.Dec.2005 Bush least popular US president: survey: AdvertisementPresident George W Bush ranks as the least popular and most bellicose of the last 10 US presidents, according to a new survey.
31.Dec.2005 Lobbyist plea could entangle Washington: Authorities are putting together the pieces of the lobbying web of Jack Abramoff + the resulting investigation could brew into a wide Washington scandal.
31.Dec.2005 The recipe for freedom: Break heads, beat vigorously and boil
31.Dec.2005 Rumsfeld Admits to "Ghosting" Detainee : Following a catalog of evidence of other crimes sanctioned by top Bush Administration officials, the report reads:
31.Dec.2005 Covert CIA Program Withstands New Furor: The effort President Bush authorized shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, to fight al Qaeda has grown into the largest CIA covert action program since the height of the Cold War, expanding in size and ambition despite a growing outcry at home and abroad over its clandestine tactics
31.Dec.2005 US probes eavesdropping leak: The U.S. Justice Department is investigating who disclosed a secret domestic eavesdropping operation approved by President George W. Bush after the September 11 attacks, officials said on Friday.
31.Dec.2005 I'm a Soldier, Not a Spy : As Americans take stock of the news that the government has been involved in domestic warrantless eavesdropping as well as surveillance of "potentially threatening people or organizations inside the United States," many people are troubled, including me.
31.Dec.2005 John W. Dean: George W. Bush as the New Richard M. Nixon: Both Wiretapped Illegally + Impeachably;
31.Dec.2005 Growing powers of secrecy : The White House's sweeping enlargement of agency powers has nearly doubled the rate of newly classified documents to 15 million a year. At the same time, the administration has choked back the annual volume of documents declassified for public access, from 200 million 00.000.1998 to 44 million lately.
31.Dec.2005 US intelligence service bugged website visitors despite ban : US government agencies have been barred from using persistent cookies since 2000 because of privacy concerns. The regulations were imposed after disclosures that the White House drug policy office had been using cookies to monitor visitors to its anti-drug advertisements.
31.Dec.2005 Robert Parry: What's Best for the Country?: Either the United States will accept a future governed by an authoritarian Executive, with few safeguards of a citizen’s constitutional rights and no real checks and balances from other branches of government, or the American people will challenge the White House in defense of a traditional Republic, where no man is above the law.
31.Dec.2005 Now you can be arrested for any offence: Police are to be given sweeping powers to arrest people for every offence, including dropping litter, failure to wear a seat belt and other minor misdemeanours.
31.Dec.2005 Stephen Soldz: Total surveillance state takes giant leap in Britain: Over a hundred years ago Lord Acton understood that the danger to liberty does not reside mainly in bad individuals, but in the power available to those in positions of authority: “Power tends to corrupt + absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This is why it is essential to put absolute limits on the tools available to those in authority.
31.Dec.2005 Hackers Rebel Against Spy Cams: When the Austrian government passed a law this year allowing police to install closed-circuit surveillance cameras in public spaces without a court order, the Austrian civil liberties group Quintessenz vowed to watch the watchers.
31.Dec.2005 UCSC chief alleges spying: ``We are greatly concerned about the Pentagon's investigation of a UCSC campus protest of military recruiting last spring,'' UCSC Chancellor Denice Denton wrote in a campus e-mail. ``MSNBC reports that this protest was classified as a `credible threat' by the Department of Defense.''
31.Dec.2005 Leahy wants to know about Pentagon spying on protests: Sen. Patrick Leahy wants the Defense Department to give him the details about two Vermont anti-war protests that were monitored by government officials.
31.Dec.2005 Anti-Imperialists Beware – Bush Is Reading Again : According to the White House, U.S. President George W. Bush has taken two books with him to Texas for his holiday reading, which he will presumably indulge between his favorite ranch pursuits – clearing brush and biking.
31.Dec.2005 'Israel is trying to push us out of Jordan Valley': The Palestinian Authority and Palestinian farmers are accusing Israel of trying to force Palestinians out of the Jordan Valley through economic pressure and physical barriers. Israel denies the charge, saying that new restrictions derive solely from security considerations
31.Dec.2005 Israel: Democracy of lords and masters : In a colonial society, there are different types of human beings + therefore, different rights and different values, as well.
31.Dec.2005 Israel considers protesting BBC show on `secret weapons' : The program reportedly examines the "double standard" of the international community with regard to Israel's and Iraq's unconventional weapons.
31.Dec.2005 Torture: Iraqi policeman says it's just how things are done: U.S. military officials announced Thursday the discovery of three more secret prisons, like two others where Sunnis claimed they were tortured.
The peace movements of the entire world should be in crisis mode right now, working non-stop to prevent the U.S. and Israel from starting a war against Iran. The reckless and unnecessary dangers arising from such a war are so obvious that one wonders why normal political forces in the two aggressor countries -- both of whom love to glorify themselves as democracies -- would not prevent such a war from happening. Continued
In G. W. Bush's administration, new Neocon is but old Reaganite writ large + they fear the same enemy: the American public. When the US populace comes to understand what is being done in their name, they are appalled, so they must be distracted, somehow. For example, an on-going poll by the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations showed that seventy per cent of Americans who lived through the Vietnam War agreed that "the war was not a mistake, it was fundamentally wrong and immoral." More than a generation of US propaganda, Republican and Democrat , was employed vigorously to attack this view, held by large majority of Americans, under the name of the "Vietnam syndrome."
Reversing the traditional order, the farce of Grenada was a prelude to the tragedy of Iraq: in each case a defenseless country is attacked in part because, as Neocon Michael Ledeen put it last year, "Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business." And yet most Americans have already been encouraged to forget (if they ever knew) that George Bush's invasion of Iraq may have killed more than fifty thousand Iraqis, in addition to a thousand American troops. (Clinton of course killed more --- hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, many of them children, died from a decade of sanctions.)
"Eight years, eight dreary, miserable mind-numbing years, the years of the age of Reagan," wrote the late conservative commentator Murray Rothbard 00.000.1989. He was however wrong in what he saw as a "glimmer of hope" -- "that Reaganism might not survive much beyond Reagan." In fact of course Reaganism lives on, even more fanatically, in the current administration -- not only the same ideas but the same people. Those running the "war on terrorism" now, once announced "war on terrorism" as the theme of the Reagan administration's foreign policy, in contrast to Carter's "human rights" (itself a lie).
Noam Chomsky asks whether we would have forgotten so easily, had 00.000.1980's Czechoslovakia a popular archbishop been murdered in church by Russian agents, more than 70,000 Czechs slaughtered by Soviet-sponsored death-squads + Vaclav Havel and a half-dozen associates in the "Velvet Revolution" had their brains cut out by Russian-trained and directed soldiers?
"Dieses Land ist mit Atomwaffen angegriffen worden"
London - Es war das Alptraumszenario des Kalten Krieges: Der Atomkrieg steht unmittelbar bevor. Wenige Stunden vor der Apokalypse beginnt in Großbritannien die Flucht unter die Erde. Britische Beamte nehmen die Regierungsbunker in Betrieb. In einen davon wird der Premierminister gebracht. In walisischen Minenschächten ist inzwischen Platz für die Kulturschätze des Landes geschaffen worden: Die wichtigsten Kunstwerke aus den Museen von London und Edinburgh befinden sich auf dem Weg in die unterirdischen Schutzräume
30.Dec.2005Zeugnisse des Kalten Krieges: "Dieses Land ist mit Atomwaffen angegriffen worden"
30.Dec.2005 Guantanamo: Hungerstreik weitet sich aus
29.Dec.2005 Holocaust survivors 'in poverty' : A Holocaust survivor's support group has said 40% of survivors in Israel are living below the poverty line, Israel Radio has reported.
29.Dec.2005 Foreign Office concern at Thatcher Jewish links : Foreign Office officials were so concerned about Margaret Thatcher's pro-Israeli sympathies when she became Tory leader they wanted her to break off links with local Jewish groups, according to newly-released official papers.
29.Dec.2005 Detectives draw up new brief in hunt for radicals: INVESTIGATIONS into the backgrounds of the 7/7 London bombers have forced counter-terrorist chiefs to tear up their intelligence assessments of potential terrorists.
Pigs at the trough: : Marine jeep contract under fire: The Marine Corps is paying $100,000 apiece for a revamped military jeep that some critics call a rip-off of taxpayers, according to a news report Thursday.
29.Dec.2005 Lawyers: Did NSA Spy On Clients? : Lawyers for an Islamic scholar, a Fort Lauderdale computer programmer and an Ohio trucker want federal judges to determine whether evidence used against their clients was gathered by a secret domestic spying program.
29.Dec.2005 Supreme Court Is Asked to Rule on Terror Trial : In an unusually strong criticism of a lower court that has historically been a staunch ally, the Justice Department said the earlier order blocking Mr. Padilla's transfer to civilian custody represented an "unwarranted attack" on presidential discretion.
29.Dec.2005 Padilla's lawyers urge Supreme Court to decide scope of the president's power: Lawyers Donna Newman and Andrew Patel told the high court in papers filed Tuesday that the justices must step in "to preserve the vital checks and balances" on the president.
29.Dec.2005 Mike Whitney : Strange Twists in the Padilla Case : The case was just days away from going to the Supreme Court when Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced that it would abandon its nearly 4 year struggle to establish the president’s “inherent right” to declare an American citizen an enemy combatant, thereby stripping him of all his constitutional rights. Why?
29.Dec.2005 Congressman Conyers Demands Censure for Bush-Cheney Misconduct : I am taking steps against the Bush Administration’s handling of the Iraq War and its collection of intelligence. I am going to need you to stand with me in fighting for accountability.
29.Dec.2005 17,000 children died in earthquake : Over 84 per cent primary schools, 74 per cent secondary schools, 12 out of 14 degree colleges and two universities were demolished and 85 per cent hospitals have been destroyed in the massive earthquake which rocked several parts of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
29.Dec.2005 U.S. seeks to limit militants' aid to quake victims : : The Bush administration is pressing Pakistan to bar militant Islamic groups that the United States views as terrorists from doing relief work in the country's earthquake-shattered Kashmir region. President Pervez Musharraf has said the groups play an essential humanitarian role and will be monitored, but not shut down.
29.Dec.2005 Scares Relief Ops in Quake-hit Pakistan : Relief workers have warned that cold weather conditions could cause more deaths among millions of survivors of the Oct. 8 Quake, who are living in tents and temporary shelters in northwestern Pakistan and in Azad Kashmir.
29.Dec.2005 Pakistani Army Chief of Staff visits Cuban hospital in Muzafarabad : Some 2,260 Cuban health brigadistas, more than 1,400 of them doctors, are in the area of Kashmir, where they have attended to more than 200,000 patients and saved hundreds of people in imminent danger of dying.
29.Dec.2005 Explosive carrying ship's record 'not above board': Indian authorities Thursday continued their search in the Arabian Sea for 100 tonnes of explosives missing from a merchant vessel that officials said had a track record which was "not entirely above board".
29.Dec.2005 US No Longer Promoting Landmine Abolition : Washington not only stands in opposition to an international treaty that bans the use and production of antipersonnel landmines, but intends to make new ones too.
29.Dec.2005 Pentagon Shakes Up Emergency Hierarchy: A little-noticed holiday week executive order from President Bush moved the Pentagon's intelligence chief to the No. 3 spot in the succession hierarchy behind Rumsfeld. The second spot would be the deputy secretary of defense, but that position currently is vacant. The Army secretary, which long held the No. 3 spot, was dropped to sixth
29.Dec.2005 Molly Ivins: Big Brother Bush: I don't mean to scare you silly -- but there's a reason we have never given our government this kind of power.
29.Dec.2005 Police-State Powers Are Our Biggest Threat : What has happened in this country?
29.Dec.2005 NSA used banned data-tracking on Web site : The National Security Agency's Internet site has been placing files on visitors' computers that can track their Web surfing activity despite strict federal rules banning most of them.
29.Dec.2005 Are You Being Tracked?: Big business thinks Radio Frequency Identification tags are great. Privacy-rights advocates fear the tiny chips will invite corporations and the government into our personal lives.
29.Dec.2005 Iran: Russian Proposal Has 'Ambiguities' : Iran said Thursday it needs Moscow to clarify what it called "ambiguities" in a proposal that Iran enrich uranium in Russian territory.
29.Dec.2005 Israel rules out strike on Iran - for now: General Dan Halutz, Israel's chief of staff, has ruled out the prospect of a pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear installations in the near future.
29.Dec.2005 In case you missed it: Chris Floyd: Persian Fire : The order, from embattled Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, puts Israel's special forces at the "highest stage of readiness" for the strike. While Iran's plan to begin enriching uranium -- which will give it the capability of building a nuclear bomb -- is the precipitating factor, the budding Iranian space program is a "point of no return" for Sharon
29.Dec.2005 Raumfahrt: Chinas Mond-Pläne nehmen Gestalt an
29.Dec.2005 Föderalismus: Ost-Länderchefs wehren sich gegen ihre Abschaffung
29.Dec.2005 Tiefseebohrung: Brasilien entdeckt Riesen-Ölfeld
29.Dec.2005 Falschaussage: Neue Ermittlungen gegen Berlusconi
29.Dec.2005 Sicherheit: Niedersachsens Innenminister weist Kritik an Fußfesseln zurück
28.Dec.2005 Freedoms are gone, adviser to Putin says : The most outspoken of President Vladimir Putin's senior advisers abruptly resigned on Tuesday, warning that Russia's nascent political freedoms have been lost and that the Kremlin's economic choices have been poor. He also said that he had no more ability to influence the government's course.
28.Dec.2005 Russia warns of 'fatal' consequences for Ukraine as gas price row escalates : A dispute between Russia and Ukraine about gas prices has escalated, with Kiev threatening to tap Russian gas shipments heading for Europe - and Moscow warning that attempts to raise the rent it pays to base its Black Sea fleet in a Ukrainian port would have "fatal" consequences.
28.Dec.2005 Kremlin reasserts control of oil, gas: To date, the Kremlin has effectively renationalized almost a third of the formerly private oil-and-gas sector. Other developments also point to growing state ambitions:
28.Dec.2005 Venezuela may repay World Bank, IADB debt in 2006: State news agency ABN quoted Rodrigo Cabezas, president of the National Assembly's finance commission, as saying late on Monday an expected balance of payments surplus of $3 billion this year and $4 billion projected for next year should allow the country to pay all its debt to the lenders.
28.Dec.2005 China economy even larger than thought : China said Tuesday that its economy was far bigger than previously estimated and that new figures suggested it had probably passed France, Italy and Britain to become the world's fourth-largest economy.
28.Dec.2005 Selling Out - $1.3 Trillion of American Companies Sold to Foreign Corps: The following staggering amount of our wealth producing companies has been sold to foreign owners in the 10 years from 1995 through 2005. Below is a partial list of the 8,600 U.S. companies sold.
28.Dec.2005 The Fall of the House of Cards: In November the sales of new homes plunged by the largest amount in 12 years. The 11.5% decline from October was 4 points higher than expected by Wall Street analysts, fueling the belief that the red-hot housing market is headed for the dumpster.
28.Dec.2005 Congress petitioned for return of Geronimo's remains : American Indians are petitioning Congress to investigate the elite Skull and Bones society at Yale University and return the remains of Chiricahua Apache warrior Geronimo to Apaches for reburial.
28.Dec.2005 Bolivian leader to cut own salary : Mr Morales said his cabinet would follow suit and that members of Bolivia's parliament would be expected to cut their allowances.
28.Dec.2005 In the Name of Homeland Security, Telecom Firms Are Deluged With Subpoenas: Operating under new powers to combat terrorism, law enforcement agencies are making unprecedented demands on the telecommunications industry to provide information on subscribers, company attorneys say.
28.Dec.2005 The I-Word is Gaining Ground : For those interested in some of the most compelling charges against the president, I offer a brief summary:
28.Dec.2005 Chris Floyd: Clowntime is Over: The Last Stand of the American Republic : It has long been evident, that Bush and Cheney do believe their clique should by all rights rule the country -- and that anyone who opposes their unrestrained dominion is automatically "anti-American," an enemy of the state.
28.Dec.2005 28.Dec.2005 James Petras - The Politics of Language, Escalation or "Retaliation": The empirical evidence provides the basis for concluding that Israeli military attacks on Palestinians, by their systematic and continuous nature, are not retaliatory; they are clearly detonators of Palestinian military responses. Israelis are not victims rather victimizers, as it evident from a multiplicity of actions:
28.Dec.2005 Buffer zone angers Palestinians?: The Ruling Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah) says it will hold Israel responsible for any consequences of its decision to establish a buffer zone in northern Gaza.
28.Dec.2005 Israeli warplanes strike base in Lebanon: Witnesses said that two air-to-surface missiles had been fired at the facility before Lebanese security forces sealed the area, preventing journalists from approaching.
28.Dec.2005 War pimp alert: Mossad: 1 nuclear bomb won’t suffice Iran : Mossad Chief Meir Dagan says during Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting, ‘Iranian strategic decision to reach nuclear independence exists; they won't stop when they reach the level which would supply one bomb, but will continue and create more fissionable material’
28.Dec.2005 Nuking Iran With the UN's Blessing : Only the American people can stop it
28.Dec.2005 Iran to study Russian nuclear offer: Iran has said it will "seriously and enthusiastically" study a Russian proposal aimed at reducing international fears about its nuclear programme.
28.Dec.2005 In case you missed it: SEYMOUR M. HERSH: PLAN B: Ehud Barak, the former Israeli Prime Minister, who supported the Bush Administration’s invasion of Iraq, took it upon himself at this point to privately warn Vice-President Dick Cheney that America had lost in Iraq; according to an American close to Barak, he said that Israel “had learned that there’s no way to win an occupation.” The only issue, Barak told Cheney, “was choosing the size of your humiliation.”
28.Dec.2005 Freed German hostage says Iraq captors not criminals : A former German hostage who spent 24 days in the hands of unknown captors in Iraq said her kidnappers were not criminals and had demanded humanitarian aid for Sunni Arab regions.
28.Dec.2005 Weltrekord: Expedition erreicht Südpol in 33 Tagen
28.Dec.2005 Nördlicher Gazastreifen: Zutritt für Palästinenser verboten
28.Dec.2005 Wintereinbruch: Europa versinkt im Schnee
28.Dec.2005 Sicherheit: CDU-Politiker fordert Fußfessel für Islamisten
28.Dec.2005 USA: CIA-Kommission untersucht Verschleppungen
27.Dec.2005 Appeal over 'David Hicks' : The Home Office has lodged an appeal against a High Court ruling that an Australian man imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay has a right to British citizenship.
27.Dec.2005 The Turks haven't learned the British way of denying past atrocities : It is not illegal to discuss the millions who were killed under our empire. So why do so few people know about them?
27.Dec.2005 Big Brother is watching: George Orwell was right after all. When it comes to fighting terror, Bush is totalitarian — remember, you're either with us or against us. Trust me to get it right, he says. Debate on the law is not only not needed, it's evil.
27.Dec.2005 It's my party and I'll spy if I want to: For all of you who still claim this president doesn't lie, this must come as a shock. For the rest of us it just comes as another "we told you so."
27.Dec.2005 It's good to be King George: As I was saying to a fellow peasant just the other day, it is ironic that this country should rebel against one King George only to bow down before another monarch of the same name more than 200 years later.
27.Dec.2005 Fog Fact of the Year - the Big Lie Goes On : President Bush gave a radio address on December 17 in which he explained why he had to use illegal wiretaps. As usual, he returned to the events of 9/11. He said:
27.Dec.2005 Neo-Fascism and Paleo-Tyranny : Bush et al. may now try to use far more secret police powers to intimidate people or to openly seize far more power, presumably under the pretense that it is necessary and legitimized by the state of national emergency that never ends.
27.Dec.2005 What I heard about Iraq in 2005 : I heard that the US was planning an embassy in Baghdad that would cost $1.5 billion, as expensive as the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero, the proposed tallest building in the world. I saw a headline in the Los Angeles Times that read: ‘After Levelling City, US Tries to Build Trust.’
27.Dec.2005 Unwarranted Executive Power: The pursuit of terrorism does not authorize the president to make up new laws
27.Dec.2005 Consumption and The Affect on Our Societies : The 12 % of the world’s population that lives in North America and Western Europe accounts for 60 % of private consumption spending, while the one-third living in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa accounts for only around 3 %.
27.Dec.2005 US: Pentagon Stalls on Banning Contractors from Using Forced Labor: A proposal prohibiting defense contractor involvement in human trafficking for forced prostitution and labor was drafted by the Pentagon last summer, but five defense lobbying groups oppose key provisions and a final policy still appears to be months away.
27.Dec.2005 Gold's other price : Company records obtained by The Times show that from 1998 through 2004, Freeport-McMoRan gave nearly $20 million to military and police generals, colonels, majors and captains + to military units. Individual commanders received tens of thousands of dollars, in one case up to $150,000, according to the documents
27.Dec.2005 In case you missed it: Iran Is Judged 10 Years From Nuclear Bomb: A major U.S. intelligence review has projected that Iran is about a decade away from manufacturing the key ingredient for a nuclear weapon, roughly doubling the previous estimate of five years, according to government sources with firsthand knowledge of the new analysis.
27.Dec.2005 Israel expands West Bank settlements: The latest settlement construction was revealed in newspaper advertisements published on Monday seeking bids from building contractors + would violate Israel's commitments under the US-backed road map peace plan.
27.Dec.2005 Israel: Gaza Power Cut Would Violate Laws of War: A reported proposal by Israeli government officials to cut the Gaza Strip’s electricity supply in retaliation for Palestinian militant groups’ rocket attacks on Israel would constitute unlawful collective punishment of Gaza's civilian population, Human Rights Watch said today.
27.Dec.2005 U.S Detainees Disappeared into Secret Prisons: Illegal under Domestic and International Law: The United States is holding an unknown number of terrorism suspects in secret overseas locations + refusing either to acknowledge the detentions or to give information on the fate or the whereabouts of these detainees. These detainees have been held incommunicado, without trial, some for as many as four years. Some of the detainees are reported to have been tortured in custody.
27.Dec.2005 Norman Solomon: NSA Spied on U.N. Diplomats in Push for Invasion of Iraq: Despite all the news accounts and punditry since the New York Times published its Dec. 16 bombshell about the National Security Agency’s domestic spying, the media coverage has made virtually no mention of the fact that the Bush administration used the NSA to spy on U.N. diplomats in New York before the invasion of Iraq.
27.Dec.2005 Rice authorized National Security Agency to spy on UN Security Council : President Bush and other top officials in his administration used the National Security Agency to secretly wiretap the home and office telephones and monitored private email accounts of members of the United Nations Security Council in early 2003 to determine how foreign delegates would vote on a U.N. resolution that paved the way for the U.S.-led war in Iraq, NSA documents show.
27.Dec.2005 Guv fears calls monitored: Gov. Bill Richardson is concerned that some of his phone calls were monitored by a U.S. spy agency and transcripts of them were given to the president's nominee for ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton.
27.Dec.2005 Secret court modified wiretap requests: Intervention may have led Bush to bypass panel
27.Dec.2005 US embassy close to admitting Syria rendition flight : The US embassy in London was forced to issue a correction yesterday to an interview given by the ambassador, Robert Tuttle, in which he claimed America would not fly suspected terrorists to Syria, which has one of the worst torture records in the Middle East.
27.Dec.2005 Maher Arar: Timeline: On a stopover in New York as he was returning to Canada from a vacation in Tunisia in September 2002, U.S. officials detained Arar, claiming he has links to al-Qaeda + deported him to Syria, even though he was carrying a Canadian passport.
27.Dec.2005 A maiming of the soul: Dr Rice, was trapped, cornered and hunted by the lies of the Bush administration about its treatment of 'unlawful combatants' or 'battlefield detainees' hidden and tortured in dozens of black holes round the world.
27.Dec.2005 Executive Uber Alles: At stake in the so-called war on terror is longer just treatment of detainees, but the freedom of Americans.
Bush's counsel on spying now under close scrutiny: Since Sept. 11, 2001, Bush's legal advisers have cleared the way for him to hold enemy combatants without trials; eavesdrop on overseas telephone calls and e-mails; place ever-greater numbers of government documents under a veil of secrecy; imprison a US citizen indefinitely on the suspicion of terrorist links; and, according to The Washington Post, operate a secret CIA prison in an Eastern European country
22.Dec.2005 Nach Truppenabzug: Spanische Fregatte gehörte US-Kampfverband im Persischen Golf an
The result, according to a new study by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory [EMBL], is that
our species has retained characteristics of a very ancient ancestor that have been lost in more quickly-evolving animals.
This overturns a commonly-held view of the nature of genes in the first animals. The work appears in the current issue of the journal Science.
The project's main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web.
I truly hope this space can inspire, motivate and enlighten any person doing research on this field.
Not all projects shown here are genuine complex networks, in the sense that they aren’t necessarily at the edge of chaos, or show an irregular and systematic degree of connectivity.
However, the projects that apparently skip this class were chosen for two important reasons.
They either provide advancement in terms of visual depiction techniques/methods or show conceptual uniqueness and originality in the choice of a subject.
Nevertheless, all projects have one trait in common: the whole is always more than the sum of its parts." (via Matthias Truxa) Link
The political imagination is, if not dead exactly, certainly in a coma. Politics today is about fiddling, making a tweak here or there but not changing anything much.
We can't conceive of a future much better than the present.
Perhaps we imagine that computers will be quicker and mobile phones cleverer, but there is little notion that human beings could live vastly more fulfilled and improved lives than our own.
There is no sense that history holds possibilities that we haven't yet imagined.
Utopian impulses persist, of course, but these impulses are for the most part expressed in banal ways." Link
Bush 'in Retreat' on Almost All Fronts: With the Republican majority in Congress concerned about the 2006 elections, George W. Bush can't seem to get a break lately.
According to this article from France's Le Monde newspaper, 'a President who has lost his aura and will no longer have to face the voters' is in retreat.
Britain helped US seize pair held in Guantánamo, says ex-minister : British agents helped the Americans seize two UK residents and incarcerate them in Guantánamo Bay where they are still detained, a former Foreign Office minister said.
I srael preparing strike to take out Iranian nuclear sites : Der Spiegel reported Saturday that the Mossad has marked six Iranian nuclear facilities as targets for an Israeli Air Force pre-emptive strike.
An unnamed IAF pilot told the weekly that such a mission would be "complex, but feasible."
The Los Angeles Times reported that Israel has modified U.S.-made Harpoon cruise missiles so it can launch nuclear warheads from submarines.
James Petras - Israel's War with Iran: Israel Bombs Iran: The US Suffers the Consequences
26.Dec.2005 Forschungserfolg: China will Impfstoff gegen Vogelgrippe entdeckt haben
26.Dec.2005 U.S., Citing Abuse in Iraqi Prisons, Holds Detainees : The commander of American-run prisons in Iraq says the military will not turn over any detainees or detention centers to Iraqi jailers until American officials are satisfied that the Iraqis are meeting United States standards for the care and custody of detainees.
26.Dec.2005 In case you missed it: Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons: Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?
26.Dec.2005 IHRC wants CIA planes searched: The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) said it was "seriously concerned" about reports that US aircraft landing at Ireland’s Shannon airport may be carrying detainees to secret locations where they were at risk of torture.
26.Dec.2005 Amnesty seeks fair procedures for US professor Sami Al-Arian : Amnesty International said this week that it notes the recent acquittal by a jury of the most serious of terrorism-related charges against former Florida professor Sami Al-Arian + urges fair procedures in the resolution of outstanding charges against him, on which the jury deadlocked.
26.Dec.2005 Former aide to Powell opens fire on US administration : "What I saw was a cabal between the vice president of the United States, Richard Cheney + the secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld, on critical issues that made decisions that the bureaucracy did not know were being made," the paper recalled Wilkerson saying in a speech at the New America Foundation in October.
26.Dec.2005 Gwynne Dyer : Bolivia: race and revolution : In the past, policies that are unpopular in the United States have proved to be bad for the president's health in a number of Latin American countries.
25.Dec.2005 J'lem Latin Patriarch: Fence has turned Bethlehem into prison: Sabah called for the wall's dismantling, adding that in its stead "bridges of peace and love" should be built, according to Israel Radio.
25.Dec.2005 U.S. Congress approves transfer of $600 million in aid to Israel : Of the $600 million, $133 million will be used to develop the Arrow missile program, a collaborative project between Israel Aircraft Industries and Boeing.
25.Dec.2005 U.S. Judge Orders Israeli Files: A US judge in Chicago has ordered prosecutors to request scores of documents from Israeli security forces relating to the interrogation of an American citizen accused of funneling millions of dollars to the militant Palestinian group Hamas.
25.Dec.2005 US rift with Egypt over Nur: The US has said that the five-year jail term handed down to Ayman Nur, the Egyptian opposition leader, calls into question its key Middle East ally's commitment to democracy.
25.Dec.2005 Russia to honor Iran arms deal despite US objection : Russia will fully comply with a deal with Iran to supply it with the Tor-M1 air defense systems despite US objections, a senior Defense Ministry official said Friday.
25.Dec.2005 Moscow formally offers to move Tehran's enrichment program to Russia: Germany, France and Britain have suggested shifting Iran's enrichment activities to Russia, where nuclear material would be enriched only to fuel levels and not to weapons grade. But Gholamreza Aghazadeh, head of the Atomic Organization of Iran, has dismissed the offer as unacceptable earlier this month.
25.Dec.2005 Bolton threatens U.S. funding for U.N.: The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, said the United States should withhold U.N.-member dues if reform isn`t made to his liking.
25.Dec.2005 Judge says he can't order Gitmo releases: The continued detention by the U.S. military of two ethnic Uighurs at Guantanamo Bay is "unlawful," a federal judge has ruled.
25.Dec.2005 Bush's Impeachable Offense: Yes, the president committed a federal crime by wiretapping Americans, say constitutional scholars, former intelligence officers and politicians. What's missing is the political will to impeach him.
25.Dec.2005 The bonfire of the inanities: Seriously, could it get any worse?: Here I sit, tangled in a web that many people began weaving way back when the Gipper was protecting us against deadly pollutants released by old-growth forests. It was a jumble out there this year — one that defies linear documentation.
25.Dec.2005 Godalming geek made millions running the Pentagon's propaganda war in Iraq: IT WAS astounding enough for Washington’s political elite: last month they discovered that the man at the heart of a scandal over the planting of US propaganda in Iraqi newspapers was a dapper but unknown 30-year-old Oxford graduate who had somehow managed to land a $100 million Pentagon contract.
25.Dec.2005 Man Jailed for Over a Year Saw No Lawyer : A man was jailed for more than a year without ever seeing a lawyer as he waited for a repeatedly postponed court hearing, gaining release only after a cellmate told an attorney about the case
25.Dec.2005 Iraq strikes off 100 poll candidates: Iraq's electoral commission is striking off 100 candidates who ran in the 15 December general elections for links with the banned Baath party.
25.Dec.2005 Iran hails “first Islamist Arab state” in Iraq : The editorial of Iran’s leading hard-line daily hailed the outcome of Iraq’s parliamentary elections as “the creation of the first Islamist state in the Arab world” + warned against “American plots” to prevent the formation of the new Iraqi government by Iranian-backed Shiite groups.
https://www.garyfeng.com/wordpress/2005/02/09/character-complexity-and-redundancy-in-writing-systems-over-human-history ... Changizi and Shinsuke Shimojo of the California Institute of Technology. in Pasadena decided to investigate how this influenced the number of. strokes required to draw characters ... garyfeng.com/wordpress/2005/02/09/character-complexity-and-redundan ...
Resilience Science " Resilience of social memory ... read many times. Changizi and Shimojo analyzed the complexity and redundancy of characters of more than 100 ...
They conclude that the characters are constructed on average by 3 strokes ... resilience.geog.mcgill.ca/blog/index.php/2005/02/26/... - 7 Natural History: Kindred strokes for different folks ... characters made of just a few simple strokes stand a far better chance of surviving. Changizi and Shimojo studied ... matter how many characters occur in the ... www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1134/is_3_114/ai_n13652316 - 21 Resilience Science " 2005 " February ... read many times. Changizi and Shimojo analyzed the complexity and redundancy of characters of more than 100 ... They conclude that the characters are constructed on average by 3 strokes ... resilience.geog.mcgill.ca/blog/index.php/2005/02
24.Dec.2005 Stephen Crockett: Republicans to Poor: ?Freeze to Death? -- A Guest Contribution
Die Lebensgeschichten der Einzelnen waren nicht mehr durch Herkunft und Weltanschauung starr vorgezeichnet, sondern zukunftsoffen, im Prinzip selbstbestimmter denn je in der Geschichte der Menschheit.
Das Leben wurde dadurch unzweifelhaft facettenreicher, farbiger und eigenständiger, in einer gewissen Weise: abwechslungsreicher und aufregender.
Die Moderne hat in den letzten vierzig Jahren viel von solchen Traditionen aufgezehrt. Insofern werden diese knappen Ressourcen - um es im gefälligen marktwirtschaftlich Jargon zu formulieren - sehr wahrscheinlich in den nächsten Jahrzehnten massiv nachgefragt werden. Nach allen Erfahrungen mit historischen Zyklen von Generations- und Mentalitätswechseln werden demnächst neue Generationen die Schattenseiten und Nachteile bislang dominierender Einstellungen erkennen und sodann neue soziale und politische Präferenzen ausbilden.
24.Dec.2005 Bürokratische Willkür: Moskau mobbt Waisenkinder
I do. I signed the petition dispite having concerns about it.
But that, in no way, forgives the misdeeds of the other party involved. Quite a few of the readers posted stating that this experience will help me mature + read things before I signed them...well, I did read them.
In fact, the letter which was sent to Ms. Gibbons made clear that a lack of critical reading on my part was not an issue. I did subsequently speak with Ms. Gibbons about the story and her misguided take on it.
She told me that a few students had allegedly told the head of Voter Registration that they didn't really read the petition.
So, she took this tid bit of info and used my letter to produce this story which is not entirely accurate.
"Seine Lieferungen ermöglichten die Angriffe und stellen ein sehr schweres Kriegsverbrechen dar", sagte der Richter.
Der Angeklagte könne dies nicht mit dem Argument entkräften, dass die Verbrechen auch ohne seine Mithilfe geschehen wären. Vom Vorwurf des Völkermordes wurde Van Anraat hingegen freigesprochen.
Seine Anwälte kündigten an, gegen das Urteil, das die Höchststrafe bedeutet, Berufung einzulegen.
Dabei kamen Schätzungen zufolge 5000 Menschen ums Leben. Auch im Krieg gegen den Iran in den Jahren 1980 bis 1988 setzte der Irak Chemiewaffen ein.
Mehr als 800 Tonnen davon seien auf Gefechtsfeldern eingesetzt worden. Der Richter sagte, Van Anraat habe keinerlei Zeichen von Reue gezeigt.
Vor dem Gericht hatten sie Plakate mit den Aufschriften aufgehängt: "Das Hiroshima Kurdistans ist Halabdscha" und "Halabdscha - Nie wieder Völkermord".
23.Dec.2005 Unlimited warrantless surveillance. - By Kate Martin - Center for National Security Studies
But when Congress enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act 00.000.1978, it expressly rejected the President’s claim of inherent authority to conduct warrantless wiretaps.
It then went further and made it a crime to conduct such wiretaps. Continue
23.Dec.2005 Intelligence abuse déjà vu - By Gary Hart
23.Dec.2005 Mushrooming depleted uranium (DU) scandal blamed: Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter charged Monday that the reason Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi stepped down earlier this month was the growing scandal surrounding the use of uranium munitions in the Iraq War.
23.Dec.2005 Empire of Shame: What is actually implied here is the empire of the private transcontinental companies, directed by the cosmocrats. The 500 most powerful of these companies last year controlled 52 % of the gross world product, i.e. of the entire wealth produced on the planet.
23.Dec.2005 Wal-Mart must pay workers $172m : A California court found Wal-Mart broke a state law requiring employers to give staff an unpaid 30-minute lunch break if they worked more than six hours.
23.Dec.2005 Bush suffers Patriot Act defeat : The US Congress has voted to trim an extension of the anti-terror law known as the Patriot Act down to a month
23.Dec.2005 Israeli Spy Scandal: Indicted Officials Consider Suing Pro-Israel Lobby: Bad Blood Spills Over In Aipac Spy Scandal
23.Dec.2005 Daschle: Congress Denied Bush War Powers in U.S.: The Bush administration requested + Congress rejected, war-making authority "in the United States" in negotiations over the joint resolution passed days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to an opinion article by former Senate majority leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.) in today's Washington Post.
23.Dec.2005 Ray McGovern: Will a Republican Senate Save the Republic?: I'll say this for Vice President Dick Cheney: he puts it right out there, whether it is trying to ensure legal protection for those torturing prisoners, or insisting-as he did on Tuesday-that a wartime president "needs to have his powers unimpaired."
23.Dec.2005 Judge Issues Warrants for CIA Operatives : An Italian judge has issued European arrest warrants for 22 purported CIA operatives wanted for the alleged kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric, a prosecutor said Friday.
23.Dec.2005 Double rebuke for Bush as judges attack terror moves : President George Bush faced a rare challenge from the judiciary yesterday when two courts questioned the legality of his expansion of presidential powers in the war on terror.
23.Dec.2005 Federal judge rules Chinese Gitmo detainees can be held indefinitely : A federal judge ruled Thursday that two Chinese Uighur detainees held by the US at Guantanamo Bay could be detained there indefinitely even though their imprisonment was unlawful.
23.Dec.2005 Crypto man: After reporting on America's spying operations for 25 years, James Bamford is speaking out against Bush's FISA runaround. He says the wiretapping is illegal.
23.Dec.2005 Chris Floyd: Gospel Truth : What would happen today if a swarthy Middle Eastern man without wealth or political connections suddenly appeared in front of the White House proclaiming such a radical doctrine of mercy, forgiveness, charity, self-abnegation and love – love even for the "evildoers" who "want to destroy our way of life"?
23.Dec.2005 Iran Attack: It’s All Part of the New Zionist Century : Iran is the first step to Washington’s ultimate goal; planting U.S.-controlled hands on Middle Eastern and Central Asian oil, thus halting the political rise of China and India
The choice is clear to American citizens. Either they accept the Imperial Presidency that gives Bush the authority to do whatever he wants in the name of fighting terrorism – from imprisonments without trial to detainee abuse to spying on anyone deemed a security threat – or they act now. Continued
As the belligerent occupant of Iraq, both the United States government itself as well as its concerned civilian officials and military officers are fully + personally responsible under international criminal law for all violations of the laws of war, international humanitarian law + human rights committed by its puppet Interim Government of Iraq such as, for example, reported death squads operating under the latter's auspicies. Continue
Denn zu mindestens in der Kurdenfrage sind sich die Türkei, Syrien und Iran einig, dass es kein unabhängiges Kurdistan im Nordirak geben darf.
Eine Interessenallianz in dieser Frage scheint es zwischen Washington und Ankara also nicht zu geben. Dennoch: Wenn die USA einen Raketenschlag gegen Iran planen, muss die Türkei mit ins Boot - aktiv oder passiv.
Auch westliche Experten halten den Erfolg einer Militäraktion gegen nukleare Anlagen in Iran für keineswegs garantiert.
Im Gegenteil: Ein Angriff werde vermutlich sein Ziel, das Atomprogramm zu stoppen, vermutlich verfehlen - und Ahmadinedschad in Iran noch mehr Anhänger zutreiben.
Hans von Spakovsky, a Republican activist who helped rig up the Florida voter purge that doomed Gore, has been nominated by Bush to the Federal Elections Commission.
23.Dec.2005Italien: Polizei verhaftet drei Terrorverdächtige
23.Dec.2005 Milliardenprojekt: Bundeswehr und Siemens einigen sich auf Herkules-Auftrag
Das renommierte "Science"-Magazin hat ausgerechnet die fast 150 Jahre alte Evolutionsforschung zum Durchbruch des Jahres gekürt. Eine späte Ehrung für Charles Darwin - und eine bewusste Kampfansage an religiöse Eiferer, die den Kreationismus predigen.
Das hätte sich Charles Darwin wohl kaum träumen lassen. Knapp 150 Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung seines Werks "Die Entstehung der Arten" wird seine Evolutionstheorie zur wissenschaftlichen Entdeckung des Jahres gekürt. Darwin sei nur der Anfang gewesen, heißt es im Wissenschaftsmagazin "Science", so sei das eben bei fundamentalen Entdeckungen. Jüngste Daten und Beobachtungen hätten seine Lehre untermauert und sich den Titel des "wissenschaftlichen Durchbruchs von 2005" verdient.
23.Dec.2005 Flauer Büromarkt: Renaissance der Wohnquartiere
23.Dec.2005 Haushaltskrise: Merkels Gipfel-Erfolg kommt Deutschland teuer zu stehen
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THE HOLOCAUST - Timebase 1935-39 Himmler's decision to transform the castle into an SS order-castle, comparable to ... The " canned goods :" a dozen "condemned criminals" dressed in Polish ...
27.Apr.1972 Das konstruktive Misstrauensvotum war von Oppositionsführer Rainer Barzel angestrengt worden, nachdem die sozialliberale Koalition unter Brandt durch Übertritte ihre parlamentarische Mehrheit verloren hatte. Mit dem Fehlen zweier Stimmen scheiterte Barzels Vorstoß.
Registriervermerke in den so genannten Rosenholz-Dateien wiesen Wagner als Agenten der Staatssicherheit aus.
In Australien haben Forscher Hunderte menschliche Fußspuren aus der Eiszeit entdeckt. Es ist der weltweit größte Fund seiner Art - und bietet eine einzigartige Momentaufnahme aus dem Leben vor rund 20.000 Jahren.
Canberra - Insgesamt 457 Fußabdrücke wurden seit Mitte 2003 im Mungo-Nationalpark freigelegt, teilte die Regierung des südostaustralischen Staates New South Wales mit. Nach Angaben von Forschungsleiter Steve Webb von der Bond University in Queensland handelt es sich um die weltweit größte Sammlung dieser Art und die älteste in Australien. Die Spuren seien vor 19.000 bis 23.000 Jahren in feuchtem Lehmboden der Willandra-Seen entstanden.
22.Dec.2005 Italien: Kartellamt ermittelt gegen Berlusconi
And once again, we must never lose sight of Schacht's close ties to the top SS leadership, as well as to synarchist Anglo-American financial circles. In the present article, we cannot go into Schacht's key role in orchestrating Hitler's seizure of power during 1930-33 (see "Delusion and the Road to Dictatorship," New Federalist, July 8, 2002), except to point out the exceptional importance of Schacht's close ties with Baron Kurt von Schroeder, head of the Cologne banking firm J.H. Stein. In December 1932 + again in January 1933, Schacht and von Schroeder played what was probably the decisive role in toppling the von Schleicher government and paving the way for Hitler's coup.
00.000.1932 -Already- both men were members of the Keppler-Kreis, a group of economic leaders and bankers which had been formed by IG Farben manager Wilhelm Keppler + which had dedicated its full financial and political resources to backing Hitler.
Von Schroeder's Stein bank in Cologne was the German subsidiary of the Schroeder banking group in New York (L. Henry Schroeder Banking Corp.) and in London (J. Henry Schroder & Co.). John Foster Dulles's law firm Sullivan & Cromwell represented the New York Schroeder bank + his brother Allen was on the bank's advisory board. Moreover, during the 1930s, Sullivan & Cromwell had two German subsidiaries which the Dulles brothers visited regularly. And during those years, John Foster Dulles did not stint in his public praise of Germany's regained "dynamism" under Nazi rule.
Verteidigungsminister Jung bekam bei seinem Antrittsbesuch in Washington die volle Härte seines US-Kollegen zu spüren. Donald Rumsfeld herrschte den CDU-Politiker an, wann Deutschland gedenke, seinen Verteidigungsetat endlich zu erhöhen.
Hamburg - Jung zeigte sich nach dem Treffen am vergangenen Montag zwar "froh und glücklich" über die angeblich "positive Grundstimmung" bei seinem Antrittsbesuch in Washington. Tatsächlich aber hatte Rumsfeld den Gast nach Informationen des SPIEGEL gleich nach der Begrüßung ruppig angeherrscht: Wann Deutschland gedenke, seinen Verteidigungsetat endlich auf zwei % des Bruttoinlandsprodukts zu erhöhen, was eine Steigerung von derzeit 24 auf 45 Milliarden Euro erfordern würde.
Im Streit über die Anti-Terror-Gesetze hat der US-Senat einen Kompromiss beschlossen. Der umstrittene "Patriot Act" wurde nach einer Marathonsitzung hinter verschlossenen Türen zunächst um sechs Monate verlängert. Er wäre Ende des Jahres ausgelaufen.
Washington - Die geplante vorläufige Verlängerung des "Patriot Act" soll Zeit geben, um die Meinungsverschiedenheiten über die erheblichen Einschränkungen von Bürgerrechten im "Patriot Act" auszuräumen. Erst dann wollen die Senatoren darüber entscheiden, ob das Gesetz unbefristet gelten soll.
Madrid - In einem Programm des spanischen kirchlichen Senders Cope hatte sich ein Stimmenimitator als Regierungschef José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero ausgegeben und mit dem Sieger der Präsidentenwahl in Bolivien, Evo Morales, telefoniert. Morales fiel darauf herein und berichtete später auf einer Pressekonferenz, Zapatero habe ihn nach Spanien eingeladen.
Von Hitler und Nazi-Deutschland können britische Schulen gar nicht genug bekommen, andere wichtige Themen finden im Geschichtsunterricht kaum Platz. Der Schulaufsicht geht die "Hitlerisierung" des Unterrichts deutlich zu weit. Sie will das Zerrbild korrigieren.
London - Die oberste britische Schulaufsichtsbehörde hat die starke Einengung auf den Nationalsozialismus im Fach Geschichte beklagt. Der Unterricht in der Mittel- und Oberstufe sei so sehr auf Hitler, Nazi-Deutschland und andere Diktaturen fixiert, dass andere wichtige Themen verdrängt würden, heißt es in dem am Donnerstag veröffentlichten Jahresbericht der Behörde QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority).
22.Dec.2005 Aktuelle Studie: Alltagsdroge Hightech
22.Dec.2005 Diplomatie: Radio-Scherz mit Boliviens Morales bringt Spanien gegen Vatikan auf
The copy + collection, of US persons has always been a taboo subject. I have 24 years of SIGINT experience and the intentional collection of US persons, or companies, data is verboten.
This is just another example of the BushHaters grasping at anything available to make a point. Please take a moment to read the following:
UPDATE 11:27 AM : There's a ton of surveillance-related news that has come out in the last day, including:
- Bush personally asked the Times to kill its NSA story
- DoD: gay law school groups a "credible" terror threat
In the spring of 2001, NSA began to change direction in its counter-terrorism targeting under Lt. Gen. Hayden: rather than analyzing the mass of what was collected hoping for the gem in the growing mass of available material, NSA began a methodical process of dissecting terrorist target communications practices and network to determine what to collect. This is commonly referred to at NSA as hunting rather than gathering . It was a procedure that was in its infancy on 9/11.
So what happened? The perceived shackles of domestic collection were removed, the gathering process began again to overwhelm the hunting process, new software, data-mining and link analysis methods were applied to isolate potential domestic targets.
As the Times , in its original story, noted:
The C.I.A. seized the terrorists' computers, cellphones and personal phone directories, said the officials familiar with the program. The N.S.A. surveillance was intended to exploit those numbers and addresses as quickly as possible, they said....In addition to eavesdropping on those numbers and reading e-mail messages to and from the Qaeda figures, the N.S.A. began monitoring others linked to them, creating an expanding chain. While most of the numbers and addresses were overseas, hundreds were in the United States, the officials said....Since 2002, the agency has been conducting some warrantless eavesdropping on people in the United States who are linked, even if indirectly, to suspected terrorists through the chain of phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
But this call chain could very well have grown out of control, the source admits. Suddenly, people ten and twelve degrees of separation away from Osama may have been targeted.
Deputy Director for National Intelligence Michael Hayden hinted at what might be going on in a press conference yesterday:
And here the key is not so much persistence as it is agility. It's a quicker trigger. It's a subtly softer trigger. And the intrusion into privacy -- the intrusion into privacy is significantly less. It's only international calls. The period of time in which we do this is, in most cases, far less than that which would be gained by getting a court order.
That points to a diferent type of technology at work, as I suggested the other day. Senator Jay Rockefeller, in a remarkable pair of handwritten letters (one kept for safe keeping, in case someone tried to say later on that he approved of the program) seems to back this point of view.
As I reflected on the meeting today + the future we face, John Poindexter's TIA project sprung to mind, exacerbating my concern regarding the direction the Administration is moving with regard to security, technology + surveillance.
TIA, of course, would be "Total Information Awareness," Darpa's effort to find potential enemies of the state in the data trails of ordinary folks. The program was cancelled a few years back. But a whole bunch of similar efforts continue throughout the government.
Hamoukar appears to have reached big-city status by 4,500 B.C. and may have been settled as long as 8,000 years ago.
"This is the root of all the civilizations. It's not only Syrian heritage. This is also yours," said Abdal-Razzaq Moaz, Syria's deputy minister of culture in charge of archaeology and cultural heritage. "It's heritage belonging to all humanity." 22.Dec.2005 https://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/world/13448621.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp
Hamoukar appears to have reached big-city status by 4,500 B.C. and may have been settled as long as 8,000 years ago.
"This is the root of all the civilizations. It's not only Syrian heritage. This is also yours," said Abdal-Razzaq Moaz, Syria's deputy minister of culture in charge of archaeology + cultural heritage.
"It's heritage belonging to all humanity."
For years, scholars thought urbanized society began and was isolated in Uruk, in southern Mesopotamia.
The future of modern human society rested on Uruk's growth, archeologists say. 22.Dec.2005 https://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/world/13448621.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp
Current archeological thought has it that settlements as far north as Hamoukar would have been outposts of the southern Uruk society.
Others dating from the period are small + if the theory is right, imported their culture solely from city-states near the mouths of the Tigris and Euphrates.
Hamoukar has turned that assumption on its head, offering archeologists a full-blown city in far northern Mesopotamia, complete with independent pottery styles and a fully functioning urban society - a thousand years before it was supposed to be there.
"You wouldn't expect to find cities like this until the 3rd Millennium B.C.," said Clemens Reichel, a research associate at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, who excavated the site this year with archaeologist Salam al-Quntar of the Syrian Department of Antiquities.
Hamoukar appears to have reached big-city status by 4,500 B.C. and may have been settled as long as 8,000 years ago.
"This is the root of all the civilizations. It's not only Syrian heritage. This is also yours," said Abdal-Razzaq Moaz, Syria's deputy minister of culture in charge of archaeology and cultural heritage.
"It's heritage belonging to all humanity."
For years, scholars thought urbanized society began and was isolated in Uruk, in southern Mesopotamia. The future of modern human society rested on Uruk's growth, archeologists say.
"The middle of the fourth millennium is the time of some of the most important changes in the history of civilizations," said Gil Stein, director of the Oriental Institute. "This is the time when the first cities developed. The first state societies - the things we would call the first true civilizations - develop. The first kings, the use of the wheel."
It was only about 30 years ago that archeologists determined that Uruk expanded by building far-flung colonies.
But within the last decade, archeologists at Hamoukar and Tell Brak in central Syria have also discovered what appear to be full-blown cities in the north by the time Uruk colonists arrived.
"What we're seeing now is that northern Mesopotamia had developed a complex society and developed urbanism apparently in parallel + more or less independently of these emerging Uruk cities in the south," Stein said.
By 3,500 B.C. - the period in the late copper-stone age when Hamoukar was wiped out - archeologists say Uruk would have been the largest city on the planet, a metropolis far to the south of Hamoukar with a square-mile footprint
Larry Johnson discusses a case where the FISA wiretaps were timely and effective, then speculates on why the Bush adminstration would want more:
Now for the real story.
Mosquera was grabbed thanks to a roving wiretap. I've heard the story from friends who were involved with the operation. DEA officials learned that Mosquera's mom was going to call him. They moved quickly to set up a roving wiretap. They knew he was in New York but did not know where. Mosquera took many precautions, including having the in bound call bounce around the United States. He sent a third party to answer the phone. Once certain the coast was clear Mosquera climbed out of his car. DEA agents closed in and put a major league killer in jail. He was later convicted and is serving a long sentence in a high security US penal facility. The FISA authorization was obtained subsequently.
So, President Bush is wrong. You don't have to break a law to get quick action. Not only can you catch terrorists using FISA, we have caught terrorists. The real story behind the unauthorized wiretaps authorized by President Bush probably concerns the source of the info. It appears the most likely explanation is that the Bush Administration did not want to have to tell a Federal judge that they were using information obtained from interrogations that violated the spirit and the letter of the Geneva Conventions. Instead of protecting the nation the President may be covering his derrier. 22.Dec.2005 https://www.bloodlesscoup.com/blog/
Next up, Tom Daschle says that contrary to its claims, the Bush administration did not seek Congress' advice and consent (emphasis mine):
Between 2002 and 2004, the White House notified me in classified briefings about NSA programs related to the war on terrorism. The briefers made clear they were not seeking my advice or consent, but were simply informing me about new actions . If subsequent public accounts are accurate, it now also appears the briefers omitted key details, including important information about the scope of the program .
Even with some of the more troublesome - and potentially illegal - details omitted, I still raised significant concern about these actions. As such, I am surprised and disappointed that the White House would now suggest that none of us informed of the program objected .
As a result of the significant legal and security concerns raised by the President's actions, I believe it is incumbent on the President to explain the specific legal justification for his actions, for the Congress to fully investigate these actions + for the Administration to fully cooperate with that investigation.
Of course, it's easy to say now that they complained then. At least Rockefeller was smart enough to save his memo.
It's easy to look back and say what they should have done, but I wish someone had raised some warnings before the coast was clear to pile on. 22.Dec.2005 https://www.bloodlesscoup.com/blog/
In confirming the existence of a top-secret domestic spying program, President Bush offered one case as proof that authorities desperately needed the eavesdropping ability in order to plug a hole in the counter-terrorism firewall that had allowed the Sept. 11 plot to go undetected.
But some current and former high-ranking U.S. counter-terrorism officials say that the still-classified details of the case undermine the president's rationale for the recently disclosed domestic spying program.
Indeed, a 2002 inquiry into the case by the House and Senate intelligence committees blamed interagency communication breakdowns — not shortcomings of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act or any other intelligence-gathering guidelines.
I know they are rusty, but Snoopgate might be like oil to the Tin Man. 22.Dec.2005 https://www.bloodlesscoup.com/blog/
Bunch of Conservative Federal Judges to President Bush: Bite Me: A federal appeals court delivered a stunning rebuke to the Bush administration today, refusing to allow the transfer of Jose Padilla from military custody to civilian law enforcement authorities to face terrorism charges in criminal court.
(Snip) What made today's action by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., so startling, lawyers and others said, was that it came from a panel of judges who had provided the administration with a major court victory in September, saying that President Bush had the authority to detain Mr. Padilla, an American citizen, as an enemy combatant.
You know, if you poke the tiger in the cage enough times you (A) start to think that the tiger has no claws or teeth + (B) eventually get scratched/bit/dismembered. Don't piss on (or off) the Federal Judges, no matter what party they are in.
If you are right and he was wearing a wire (which the "hump" neither proves nor disproves) then wouldn't it be ironic to be talking about wiretaps while wearing a wire???? (Things that make you go hmmmm...)
And actually you're all wrong, it's the filler plug the covers the hole left when he sold his soul to the devil... ;-) Doug D.
I am also asking for your opinion. Is this a new Bush Bulge, or am I just seeing things here?
It's not like there is no precedent for Bush needing people to tell him what to do. I suggest you visit this website, which has a compelation of Bush Bulges throughout his presidency.
"We will, under current law, if we have to. We will monitor those calls. And that's why there is a FISA law. We will apply for the right to do so. And there's a difference -- let me finish -- there is a difference between detecting so we can prevent + monitoring. And it's important to know the distinction between the two." (Emphasis added)
"I think what is misleading is to say you can lead and succeed in Iraq if you keep changing your positions on this war. And he has. As the politics change, his positions change. And that's not how a commander in chief acts.
Let me finish.
The intelligence I looked at was the same intelligence my opponent looked at, the very same intelligence. And when I stood up there and spoke to the Congress, I was speaking off the same intelligence he looked at to make his decisions to support the authorization of force." (Emphasis added)
You might remember the minor brouhaha that occurred after the debates when close-ups of Bush's jacket revealed that he was likely getting instructions on what to say off-camera. When he said "let me finish", the theory goes, Bush was speaking to whomever was sending him instructions.
I wondered if another "Bush Bulge" could be spotted on the president during his Monday press conference, so I started searching for pictures of the event. However, I couldn't find any solid images of him from the side or back.
Thankfully, I was not the only one who noticed that Bush sounded a lot like he did during the 2004 debates. On the site DemocraticUnderground there were several open threads disscussing the possibility that he was wired. One poster, by the name "jbnow" wrote:
I did copy it when I first saw it, but I don't know how to post it. I don't think I got it in jpeg.
But it was there. Those creeps, I know that is why they changed it."
In einer Staubscheibe um einen Stern haben Forscher erstmals die Vorstufen von DNA und Proteinen entdeckt. Aus der Scheibe könnten irgendwann Planeten entstehen, die möglicherweise auch der Erde ähneln.
Bei Beobachtungen des 375 Lichtjahre entfernten Sterns "IRS 46" haben Wissenschaftler eine Überraschung erlebt: In der Scheibe aus Gas und Staub, die den Stern umgibt, fanden sie Vorstufen der chemischen Grundbausteine des Lebens. Aus diesen Verbindungen - Acetylen und Blausäure - können Bestandteile der DNA und Aminosäuren entstehen, aus denen alle Eiweißverbindungen aufgebaut sind.
22.Dec.2005 EU-Drohung: Microsoft soll zwei Millionen Euro pro Tag zahlen
22.Dec.2005 Massenweise Top 10: Dem Surfer auf der Spur
22.Dec.2005 Europa-Politik: Merkel will EU-Verfassung retten
22.Dec.2005 Antrittsbesuch in Washington: Ruppiger Rumsfeld herrschte Jung an
(UniSPIEGEL, Bohrungen in Alaska: Senat kippt Bushs Öl-Pläne
23.Dec.2005 (Entwicklungshilfe: Den ärmsten Ländern werden die Schulden erlassen
Zivilisation formt den Menschen
Während in Schulen, Parlamenten und Hörsälen der USA der Kampf um die Evolutionstheorie voll entbrannt ist, haben Forscher einmal mehr bewiesen, dass Darwin Recht hatte - und zwar nicht nur in Bezug auf das Tierreich, sondern auch auf den Menschen. Die natürliche Auslese hat in nur 10.000 bis 50.000 Jahren deutliche Spuren im menschlichen Erbgut hinterlassen - beeinflusst durch das Leben in der Zivilisation, so das Ergebnis einer aktuellen Studie.
I am sorry, but we have let these people steal our government. I am a Democrat. I'm NOT a gun toting dues paying member of the NRA but I wish I was NOW!! Yes I'm a “social liberal” but also a fiscal conservative.
I am riled and you should be too. I don’t care if you are a Green, a Libertarian, or a Republican, if you are an American you should be on your hind legs speaking out against what is happening here, now.
22.Dec.2005 Post-election harmony in Iraq is unraveling: "This election is completely false. It insults democracy everywhere. Everything was based on fraud, cheating, frightening people + using religion to frighten the people. It is terrorism more than democracy."
22.Dec.2005 Lawmaker Wants Bush + Cheney Censured : Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., called Tuesday for Congress to censure President Bush + Vice President Cheney, saying they misled lawmakers on the decision to go to war in Iraq.
22.Dec.2005 Iran's Victory in Iraq: For the Bush White House, the good news from Iraq just never stops. But the joy that President Bush has expressed over the country's latest election, though more restrained than his infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech, will similarly come back to haunt him.
22.Dec.2005 Iranian 'terror group' divides Washington: An Iranian dissident group that the U.S. State Department considers a "foreign terrorist organization" continues to enjoy support in Congress while being protected by the American military in Iraq.
22.Dec.2005 Congress Explicitly Said War Resolution Did Not Expand Executive Power : President Bush claimed at yesterday’s press conference that he did not have to secure warrants because “after 11.Sep.2001 the US Congress also granted me additional authority to use military force against al Qaeda.”
22.Dec.2005 Letter shows senator raised concerns in '03: One of the few members of Congress briefed by the White House on a controversial domestic wiretap program took the extraordinary step Monday of unsealing the only copy he made of a 2003 letter in which he raised strong concerns about the secret effort with Vice President Dick Cheney.
22.Dec.2005 The National Security Agency Declassified: President Bush's recent admission that he authorized the National Security Agency (NSA) to eavesdrop on U.S. persons without obtaining a warrant has focused the nation's attention on the authorities and regulations governing this sensitive issue.
22.Dec.2005 Michel Chossudovsky: The Anglo-American War of Terror: : The World is at the crossroads of the most serious crisis in modern history. In the largest display of military might since the Second World War, the United States and its indefectible British ally have embarked upon a military adventure, which threatens the future of humanity.
22.Dec.2005 It's your history: It's disturbing to think that the president truly believes that Arab and Muslim contempt for his government stems from Arab media detractors, rather than his administration's misguided policies.
22.Dec.2005 In case you missed it: Neo-Cons, Fundies, Feddies + Con-Artists : It is now a matter of public record that immediately after the terrible tragedy of 11 September 2001, U.S. Secretary of War Donald Rumsfeld + his pro-Israeli "Neoconservative" Deputy Paul Wolfowitz began to plot, plan, scheme and conspire to wage a war of aggression against Iraq by manipulating the tragic events of September 11th in order to provide a pretext for doing so
22.Dec.2005 Bush and Goebbels: Compare and contrast:: The price of victory and defeat: 00.000.1943, after the defeat at Stalingrad, Joseph Goebbels made a speech which was called Total War.
22.Dec.2005 The Would-Be Dictator: : How We Got to This Awful Place: How could this have happened in a free society? The reasons are many and varied, including a corporate-owned mass media that knew a lot more than it was telling the public
22.Dec.2005 International Peace Conference: 1400 delegates demand end to war at historic gathering
22.Dec.2005 International Peace Conference : Hear and download audio programs
22.Dec.2005 China lays down gauntlet in energy war: The United States stands to lose major leverage over the entire strategic Eurasian region with the latest developments.
22.Dec.2005 China expected to overtake US within three decades: CHINA could overtake the US as the world’s biggest economy within just three decades, economists said yesterday after Beijing reported that the country’s national income is a sixth higher than previously reported.
22.Dec.2005 Support for war 'makes us terror target' : The Irish Government's support for the war in Iraq is putting Dublin at risk of a terrorist attack, an Oireachtas Committee heard today.
22.Dec.2005 Irish Senator: CIA 'using Baldonnel airport' : Mr Norris also branded US president George Bush and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice as liars on the issue.
22.Dec.2005 Bolivia's Morales brands Bush a "terrorist": Evo Morales, the winner of Bolivia's presidential election, branded U.S. President George W. Bush a "terrorist", in an interview with Arabic satellite television on Tuesday.
22.Dec.2005 Allies balk at Afghan mission : Canada could find itself isolated on the front line of a dangerous war as the United States withdraws troops from Afghanistan and doubts swirl about the military commitments from key NATO allies in the troubled country.
22.Dec.2005 Just Lay Back and Enjoy It: Gissin is pissed that the Irish government won't acknowledge that Jews have an "historical" claim to the land.
22.Dec.2005 News Conference Held About Bombs At Mosque :The FBI says the incident has not been classified as a hate crime, but it will be looked at as such.
22.Dec.2005 Nothing New About NSA Spying on Americans: The big puzzle is why anyone is shocked that President Bush eavesdropped on Americans. The National Security Agency for decades has routinely monitored the phone calls and telegrams of thousands of Americans.
22.Dec.2005 Senate Blocks Alaska Refuge Drilling : - The Senate blocked an attempt to open an Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling Wednesday, foiling an attempt by drilling backers to force the measure through Congress as part of a must-have defense spending bill.
22.Dec.2005 Holding hostages for Arctic oil: Jim Ramstad tends toward moderation in his comments, as well as in his politics + so it is worth taking note when this Minnesota Republican spotlights "the most outrageous abuse of power I've seen in my 15 years as a member of Congress."
22.Dec.2005 Frist, Hastert Aid Vaccine Companies: In a late-night move that could be worth billions of dollars to a small group of major drug manufacturers, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) inserted language into the fiscal year 2006 Defense Department spending conference report.
22.Dec.2005 Testing Drugs on India's Poor : Multinational corporations are riding high on the trend toward globalization by taking advantage of India's educated work force and deep poverty to turn South Asia into the world's largest clinical-testing petri dish.
22.Dec.2005 Abramoff may cooperate in corruption probe: Asked how many members of Congress Abramoff could implicate, the person said only that "cooperation is cooperation; it's full cooperation."
22.Dec.2005 Abramoff's `Equal Money' Went Mostly to Republicans : U.S. President George W. Bush calls indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff ``an equal money dispenser'' who helped politicians of both parties. Campaign donation records show Republicans were a lot more equal than Democrats.
22.Dec.2005 Paul Craig Roberts: Guilty When Charged: Americans in their ignorance and gullibility think that only the guilty would enter a guilty plea. This is the uninformed opinion of the naive who have never experienced the terror and psychological torture of the US criminal justice (sic) system.
22.Dec.2005 The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House + the Education of Paul O'Neill (Paperback)"We think that in Suskind's able hands, O'Neill's experience is quite revealing about the inner workings of the right wing bandits who have taken over America."
One of those facts is this:
The Salafist movement (Al Qaeda is an outgrowth of Salafism) is closely allied to the Muslim Brotherhood, which had stood against Nasserism,
which was the last major Arab political movement to display any sympathy for any variety of socialism.
00.000.1970 -in the s- in Iran there was a strong socialist movement but THEY were killed by Khomeini.
there are some aficionados of parapolitics who argue that
having noted the Shah's instability,
helped to establish Khomeini
as an alternative,
beause a religious leader was considered preferable to anyone on the left.
I don't know if that allegation is true, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were.)
The point is, we now know that the Pentagon is spying on anti-War protestors. That means you and me.
We know that "Uncle" can now track your movements if you carry a cel phone. No warrant necessary.
The administration refuses to beef up security at our ports + the Bushfolk want to allow sharp implements back on airplanes .
In der EU gelten für Teilchen dieser Größe bislang noch keine Grenzwerte, wohl aber in den USA. Die durchschnittliche Jahresmenge darf dort 15 Tausendstel Gramm pro Kubikmeter Luft nicht überschreiten.
An fünf Tagen in der Woche atmeten die Tiere mehrere Stunden lang Luft ein, deren Staubkonzentration typisch für New York, aber noch gesetzlich erlaubt ist.
Nach sechs Monaten waren die Arterien der Tiere zu 19 % mit Ablagerungen gefüllt.
Bei einer Kontrollgruppe, die nur staubfreie Luft eingeatmet hatte, lag der Wert dagegen bei 13 %.
Deren Arterien waren zu über 41 % verstopft, wenn die Tiere wiederholt Schmutzpartikel eingeatmet hatten + zu etwa 26 % unter staubfreien Bedingungen.
21.Dec.2005 Atom: Iran besteht auf Uran-Anreicherung im eigenen Land
21.Dec.2005 Sprachforschung: Fluchen tut gut
21.Dec.2005 Mannesmann: BGH vermutet Untreue bei Ackermann, Zwickel und Funk
21.Dec.2005 Terror: Rumsfeld glaubt nicht mehr an Einfluss Bin Ladens auf al-Qaida
World Finance Corporation holdings
00.000.1971 in Miami by Hernández Cartaya, a Cuban banker in exile -The World Finance Corporation (WFC) was established .
00.000.197- -A few years later-the corporation owned branch offices in eight Latin-American countries :
in Dutch Antilles + Cayman Islands + London + the United Arab Emirates + Texas, as well as nine firms + a bank in Miami.
Its loan business amounted to $500 billion a year.
As revealed by Government investigations on three continents, the WFC was a giant recycling machine for 'dirty money' coming from the trafficking of drugs + weapons.
Moreover, WFC was basically an international cross-roads where various individuals + various interests met:
mafiosi such as Santo Trafficante - who was entrusted by the CIA with the task of killing Fidel Castro - Latin-American drug dealers, CIA members + even supporters of the Castro Government who were interested in drug-trafficking as a source of capital for the purchase of weapons intended for guerilla forces in various Latin-American countries.
Investigations also revealed that
00.000.1975 the WFC received a $2million loan from the Narodny Bank, a Soviet institution concerned mainly with funding Soviet undercover agents (Lernoux 1984: 147149).
The activity of the WFC was discovered during the investigation of the King Spray Service, a pest control company involved in drug-trafficking.
Among the individuals involved in these illegal operations was Richard Fincher, an ex-Florida senator, also a business partner both of some members of President Nixon's establishment + of well-known drug dealers within the so-called Cuban connection, such as Mario Escandar.
It was a tight circle indeed:
'Escandar was a friend of Hernández Cartaya, the WFC owner, who was a friend of Dick Fincher, who was a friend of Bebe Rebozo, who was a friend of Richard Nixon' (Messick, in Lernoux 1984: 153).
Hernández Cartaya's specialty was double-crossing:
Hernández Cartaya worked with the Cuban counter-revolutionaries + helped the Castro guerrillas as well;
Hernández Cartaya also cooperated with the CIA but was nonetheless on good terms with the Soviet espionage organization.
The recycling of drug-trafficking incomes allowed Cartaya to tighten his sphere of influence.
00.000.1981 Hernández Cartaya was charged not with banking frauds or espionage or laundering of dirty money, but only with tax-evasion.
The CIA did its best to shield Cartaya's activities + despite all the evidence, it went so far as to disclaim any knowledge of the case (Lernoux 1984: 165).
In spite of the crash of the WFC's financial empire,
the activities which had contributed to WFC s prosperity have not been eliminated:
drug-trafficking has in fact grown in that area +
the illegal accumulation of money continues.
Lester Wolff, the ex-chairman of the House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, pointed out that every attempt to fight drug-trafficking is doomed to failure, since it remains a political matter.
As the case of the WFC proves, the 'politicization' of crime is the keystone of the whole problem.
"While we usually think of corruption in relation to police officers on the street and local prosecutors, the drug war has managed to offer incentives for corruption that reach to the very highest levels of the United States government. It is indeed ironic that the very agencies of government who are beating the drums loudest in the war on drugs have also established an infamous record of accepting assistance from and providing logistical support to some of the largest drug trafficking syndicates in the world. Consider the following examples (Chambliss and Block, 1981; Lernoux, 1984; Lyman and Potter, 1999; McCoy, 1972; Mills, 1986; Simon, 1998): For more than three decades the U.S. government has directly supported the opium-growing warlords of the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia. Not only does the government provide them with military assistance and arms under the guise of fighting communism, but it has also protected corrupt governments, such as that of Thailand, which nurture the heroin industry. Immediately followingWWI.I, the OSS, predecessor to the CIA struck a deal with Corsican organized crime groups in Marseilles to break a dockworkers strike which was impeding French efforts to put down a rebellion in the colony of Vietnam. In return the Corsicans were given carte blanche to refine heroin in Marseilles and import to the United states. The result of this deal was the infamous French Connection.
During the Vietnam war and for some time thereafter, CIA-funded Laotian tribesmen were used to refine opium poppies into heroin. A CIA front company, Air America, was used to transport the heroin out of Southeast Asia. The CIA has helped to establish money-laundering facilities for the Southeast Asian heroin connection. The Nugan Hand Bank, established in Australia 00.000.1973, laundered funds for both the CIA and the Southeast Asian heroin traffickers.
CIA associates in the Caribbean, including the paymaster for the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion, played key roles in the operations of Castle Bank, a Florida money laundry for organized crime's drug money.
Another Florida bank with strong intelligence- community connections, the Bank of Perrine, has been used by the Colombian cartels to launder money from their burgeoning cocaine business.
The CIA + organized crime played a key role in establishing and operating the World Finance Corporation, a Florida-based company involved in laundering drug money and supporting terrorist activities in the early 1970s. Mexican heroin magnate Alberto Sicilia-Falcon not only claimed to have been a CIA agent operating on orders from Washington but also had access to classified CIA documents and had a chief enforcer with CIA ties.
The world's largest opium merchant, Chang Chi- fu, operated as a CIA 'client.'
Another heroin czar, Li Wen-huan, was given direct financial and logistical assistance by the CIA.
A third major heroin trafficker, Lu Hus-shui, was protected from a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation on orders from the CIA.
In the 1980s, the CIA provided assistance to the mujahadeen rebels fighting a civil war in Afghanistan.
As part of the effort, U.S. supplied funds, supplies + technical assistance were used to re-open the heroin pipeline out of Afghanistan through Pakistan which had been severed during the war.
The CIA effectively blocked a major DEA investigation of drug trafficking and money laundering by Manuel Noriega in Panama + the State Department blocked an investigation targeting the government of the Bahamas, after evidence was developed that the government drug traffickers were making a deal to use the islands as a safe haven for both drugs and money.
In the 1980s, U.S. government intelligence agents working with the Nicaraguan contras in an attempt to overthrow the government of Nicaragua
(1) solicited funds for the operation from the Medellin Cartel;
(2) provided logistical air support for cocaine flights to United States + allowed the cartels use of contra landing strips in Costa Rica;
(3) arranged State department payments to companies owned by drug traffickers , ostensibly as part of a humanitarian relief operation; and
allowed the contras to deal in large quantities of cocaine themselves.
Recent investigations have revealed that a sizeable portion of the cocaine being sold to Los Angeles-based street gangs for the production of crack came from the contras."
"In Chambliss' view governments often engage in smuggling (arms and drugs), assassination conspiracies, terrorist acts + other crimes in order to further their foreign policy objectives ...
In this section [of this University Course] we will examine the issue of state-organized crime as it relates to the United States ...
In recent years, intelligence agencies in the United States have sought and received assistance from drug traffickers .
While it is, of course, outrageously hypocritical for a government waging a drug war against its own citizens to seek assistance from drug traffickers, it is not surprising ...
In the early 1970s, the CIA and organized crime played a key role in establishing and operating the World Finance Corporation, a Florida-based company involved in laundering drug money + supporting terrorist activities (Lernoux, 1984) ... There is precious little difference between those people who society designates as respectable + law abiding + those people society castigates as hoodlums + thugs.
The world of corporate finance and corporate capital is as criminogenic and probably more criminogenic than any poverty-wracked slum neighborhood ...
In the everyday language of the police, the press + popular opinion, 'organized crime' refers to a tightly knit group of people, usually alien + often Italian, that run a crime business structured
along the lines of feudal relationships.
This conception bears little relationship to the reality of organized crime today... "
"The men who perfected the guns-for-dope traffic moved to the Middle East as experts in the sale of sophisticated arms, protected by officials at the top in the Pentagon and CIA.
Richard Armitage, [former President Bush Snr, CIA chief]
now the key Pentagon official in counter-terror + covert operations-
is named consistently by investigators as the man who helped the drug warlords market their crops ...
The most prominent name recurring in this [CIA drug tafficking] connection is Vice President George Bush .
While he was CIA director, much of these activities blossomed, but more serious charges are being made by former intelligence officers, who fear that their institutions have been corrupted by a few self-proclaimed patriots."
Armitage is now Deputy Secretary of State under the new Bush Jnr administration
"While we usually think of corruption in relation to police officers on the street and local prosecutors, the drug war has managed to offer incentives for corruption that reach to the very highest levels of the USA government It is indeed ironic that the very agencies of government who are beating the drums loudest in the war on drugs have also established an infamous record of accepting assistance from and providing logistical support to some of the largest drug trafficking syndicates in the world."
"Wir müssen uns der Überlegenheit unserer Zivilisation bewusst sein, die aus Prinzipien und Werten besteht, die einen breiten Wohlstand für die Allgemeinheit gebracht haben.
Der Westen wird weiterhin Völker erobern, so wie es ihm gelungen ist, die kommunistische Welt und einen Teil der islamischen Welt zu erobern, aber ein anderer Teil davon ist um 1400 Jahre zurückgeblieben.
Die westliche Gesellschaft hat Werte wie Freiheitsliebe, die Freiheit der Völker und des Einzelnen, die sicherlich nicht zum Erbgut anderer Zivilisationen, wie der islamischen, gehören.." (Silvio Berlusconi)
Mitte der Siebziger Jahre, als sich Berlusconi vom Bauunternehmertum dem Mediengeschäft zuwandte, trat er dem Geheimbund "Propaganda Due" (P2) bei,
was er später natürlich bestritt, doch aufgrund vorliegender Beweise dafür wegen Meineids verurteilt wurde.
Dank einer allgemeinen Amnestie wurde ihm die Bestrafung allerdings erlassen.
Der P-2-Fall ist einer der am besten dokumentierten Verschwörungsfälle der jüngeren Zeit -
angesichts des kometenhaften Wiederaufstiegs des neuen Duce Berlusconi sind einige Beobachter sogar der Meinung,
dass er immer noch läuft.
Zu den Top-Nazis, die über die Rattenlinie und Genouds Netzwerk nach dem Krieg in sicheren Häfen untergebracht wurden, gehörten nicht nur Figuren wie Adolf Eichmann, Klaus Barbie oder Oberst Rudel, sondern auch der italienische Faschist und SS-Mann Licio Gelli (geb. 1919), der sich fortan von Südamerika auch als Waffenhändler betätigte. Für die deutschen Terror-Fachleute vom Schlage der "Bestie" Barbie fand sich in der Folge beim Aufbau bzw. der Destabilisierung diverser südamerikanischer Länder reichlich Verwendung - viele der unter der Patronage der CIA ausgerüsteten "Befreiungskrieger", Todesschwadronen und "Contras" wurden von deutschen "Profis" geschult.
Gelli ging Anfang der 70er Jahre nach Italien zurück und soll dort P2 gegründet haben, um in einem "weißen Staatsstreich" die Macht in Italien zu übernehmen - als der Coup 1981 aufflog, wurde in seinem Haus die P2-Mitgliederliste gefunden, in der 43 Regierungs- und Parlamentsmitglieder, rund 900 hohe Beamte, führende Offiziere der Streitkräfte, der Nachrichtendienste sowie Führungskräfte aus Medien, Industrie und Banken verzeichnet waren - darunter mit der Nr. 1816 auch Silvio Berlusconi.
Einer der Top-P2-Mitglieder, der Bankier Roberto Calvi, wurde kurz darauf unter erhängt unter einer Londoner Brücke gefunden - später fand man heraus, dass der "Bankier Gottes" über seine "Banco Ambrosiano" und die Vatikanbank (IOR) eine große Waschanlage für Mafia-und Drogengelder betrieben hatte. Unter den zahlreichen Banken und Scheinbanken, die Calvi weltweit gegründet hatte, befand sich auch die Cisalpine-Bank auf den Bahamas, als deren zweiter Haupteigentümer Erzbischof Paul Marcinkus von der Vatikanbank eingetragen war. Die Cisalpine war 1981 in der Gerichtsverhandlung gegen die "World Finance Corporation" (WFC) anrüchig geworden, einer Bank in Miami, deren Leiter, ein "ehemaliger" CIA-Agent, angeklagt war, Geld aus dem Kokainhandel südamerikanischer Diktatoren gewaschen zu haben + zwar über das "Schwarze Loch" des Calvi-Marcinkus-P2-Konsortiums.
Die Autorin Benny Lernoux ("In Banks we trust") , die den Fall recherchiert hat, geht davon aus, dass P2 der Hauptfinanzkanal faschistischer Regime in Lateinamerika war.
Diese enge Verknüpfung mit den netten Hurensöhnen der US-Außenpolitik erklärt dann auch, warum Michele Sindona - Partner von Calvi und Gelli im Geldwäsche-Geschäft - beim Inaugurationsball von Präsident Nixon geladen war und Gelli höchstselbst Gast bei selbigem Ball zur Inauguration Ronald Reagans.
Dass die Mafia auch "Ehrenwerte Gesellschaft" genannt wird, hatte mit der Liste von zu schützenden Mitgliedern der "ehrenwerten Gesellschaft" Italiens zu tun, die New Yorker Mafiosi den US-Geheimdiensten übergaben, als sie mit ihnen zum Zwecke der US-Invasion in Italien 1944 zusammenarbeiteten. Nachdem die wildgewordenen "Hurensöhne" Hitler und Mussolini gestoppt waren, baute sich die CIA über die Mafia und den Vatikan einen neuen anti-kommunistischen Einflusskanal auf, der in den terroristischen 70er Jahren u.a. mit zahlreichen Bombenattentaten aktiv wurde, die dank falscher Spuren den "Roten Brigaden" angelastet wurden. So auch der Höhepunkt der Terrorserie, der Bombenanschlag auf den Bahnhof von Bologna am 2. August 1980, der 85 Tote und 200 Verletzte hinterließ. Die wahren Hintermänner wurden erst im November 1995 verurteilt. Zwei Täter erhielten lebenslänglich, ihre Auftraggeber kamen mit jeweils zehn Jahren davon: der P-2-Großmeister Licio Gelli und seine rechte Hand, der CIA-Agent, Francesco Pazienza,
Auch wenn es dafür keinen Beweis gibt scheinen die jüngsten Bombenattentate in Genua und Venedig, die zum Anlass wurden, die Anti-Globlasierungs-Demonstranten brutal anzugreifen, doch ganz die Handschrift dieser typischen, italo-amerikanischen Counter-Intelligence-Operationen zu tragen. Zumal mit Berlusconi ein gelehriger Schüler Gellis jetzt an den Schalthebeln der Medien und der Macht sitzt.