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Die Demokraten haben Bushs umstrittenen Wunschkandidaten für den Supreme Court ins Kreuzverhör genommen.

Richter Alito versuchte den Justizausschuss bei der Anhörung zu besänftigen:

Niemand dürfe sich über das Gesetz stellen - auch der Präsident nicht.

Washington - "Kein Mensch steht über dem Gesetz", verteidigte sich Samuel Alito vor den Senatoren gegen die Attacken der Demokraten,

die die Anhörung zu einem Angriff auf die Politik von Präsident George W. Bush nutzten.

Die Verfassung gelte sowohl in Friedens- als auch in Kriegszeiten, sagte Alito.

Er stehe voll und ganz hinter der Auffassung, dass der Präsident keinen "Blöanko-Scheck" bei seinen Entscheidungen habe.
Editorial Columns - Year 2003
Nelson Aldrich, who headed the Senate Banking Committee + for whom Nelson Rockefeller is named, was a leader in the secret meeting at Jekyll Island, Ga., ...

10.Jan.2006 Antibolschewistische Liga

Artikel von

00.Dez.1918 Die Antibolschewistische Liga wurde von Eduard Stadtler, Mitbegründer der Solidarier, gegründet.

Stadtler propagierte einen "deutschen", "nationalen" oder "christlich-nationalen" “Sozialismus”, im Gegensatz zum "Klassenkampf-Sozialismus".

Die Industriellen

Hugo Stinnes,

Albert Vögler,

Siemens, Henrich (Siemens-Schuckert Konzern),


Deutsch (von der AEG),

Salomonsohn (von der Disconto-Gesellschaft)


stellten Eduard Stadtler eine Summe von mehreren Hundert Millionen Mark zur Verfügung.

Laut Aussage von Hugo Stinnes 500 Millionen Mark.

10.Jan.2006 ? Rosa Luxemburg - im IzyNews Lexikon
Stadtler propagierte einen "deutsc... ) " gegründet, die Industrieverbandschef Hugo Stinnes ([mehr über Hugo Stinnes] Hugo Stinnes (* 12. ...

Stadtler Antibolschewistische Liga Gefahr Millionen Hugo

Foren zu Antibolschewistische Liga,

Stadtler, Gefahr, . keimhafter Faschismus -Korporativismus: ein bewußtes SICH-VERGLIEDERN, eine gewollte
14.Sep.2001 Joe Harrington [A] was working on the installation of new furniture in Wedge One,

when he was called out to the parking lot to talk about security with his customer moments before the crash

"About two minutes later

one of my guys pointed to an American Airlines airplane 20 feet high over Washington Blvd.," Harrington said.

"It seemed like it made impact just before the wedge.

It was like a Hollywood movie or something."
Ariel Sharon: The Accused : The man who is now Israel's Prime Minister,

Ariel Sharon, sent Lebanese militiamen into the Palestine refugee camps of Sabra + Shatilla.

When they left 36 hours later at least 800 people lay dead after a rampage of murder + torture + rape.

10.Jan.2006 N. Korean Leader Visiting China: North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has traveled to China on a rare trip outside his country, a South Korean military intelligence official said Tuesday.

10.Jan.2006 Anti-War Group Has Documents Proving NSA Spied on Them :

10.Jan.2006 Judges request surveillance details:

Judges bypassed in domestic wiretap spying program receive secret intelligence briefing

10.Jan.2006 In case you missed it: Alito Defended Wiretap Protections

00.000.1984 Memo: The attorney general should be immune from lawsuits over illegal wiretaps, Samuel A. Alito Jr., President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, wrote

in a 1984 memorandum as a government lawyer in the Reagan administration.

10.Jan.2006 Thom Hartmann: Challenging Abramoff's "Artificial Aristocracy": That Jack Abramoff exclusively gave his money to conservative Republicans shouldn't surprise us. -

To understand why, we have to understand the core conservative governing principle - aristocracy.

10.Jan.2006 Who Got What: Jack Abramoff Lobbying and Political Contributions, 19992006 :

Here is a detailed look at Abramoff's lobbying + political contributions from Abramoff, the tribes that hired him + SunCruz Casinos, since 1999.

10.Jan.2006 By the Numbers: Lobbying in America : Here are a few quick facts showing the size and scope of this burgeoning Washington, DC industry.

10.Jan.2006 From Big-Time Lobbyist to Object of Derision :

Jack Abramoff, former superlobbyist and newly convicted felon, is learning how unpleasant disgrace can be. -

Mr. Abramoff's ties to the Republican Party stretch into the executive branch + he could implicate up to 12 members of Congress, people involved in the case said.

10.Jan.2006 Attorney: $115,000 paid to DeLay's wife fair : Christine DeLay was paid the money during a 3-year period by the Alexander Strategy Group, a Washington lobbying firm that is

now the object of a criminal probe

10.Jan.2006 Figuring Out Alito: If the Judiciary Committee really wants to know where Alito stands, they'll raise the specter of Bush v. Gore.

10.Jan.2006 Al Gore really did beat George W. Bush in 2000:

10.Jan.2006 Internal Justice Dept. Document Alleges Drug Trafficking Links, Money Laundering and Conspiracy to Murder
U.S. Defends Prison Camp at Guantanamo : The representatives of the German political parties stand completely behind Merkel and are even sending her to Washington with clear mandate:

10.Jan.2006 Swiss claim proof that CIA ran Europe jails :

European investigators looking into allegations of secret CIA-run prisons in Europe said yesterday that an Egyptian government message naming countries where such prisons existed could amount to indirect proof of the claims.

10.Jan.2006 CIA faces new secret jails claim:

The CIA kept 23 people in a secret prison in Romania + maintained similar facilities in Bulgaria, Ukraine, Macedonia + Kosovo, according to allegations contained in a leaked Swiss intelligence report

10.Jan.2006 Rumsfeld’s Archipelago of Gulags : Focus on Cuban camp obscured far worse activities around the world.

10.Jan.2006 The Rise & Fall of Imperial Democracies: From the Beltway to Bangkok, Moscow to Manila, elected leaders are using the threat of terror to grab more power—and making the threat worse.

10.Jan.2006 Indian States Monitoring Cybercafe Users: The southern Indian state of Kerala will join two other states in requiring cybercafes to record the names and addresses of their customers in an effort to combat online fraud, virus attacks and terrorism, an official said Tuesday.

10.Jan.2006 Iran reopens nuclear research plant: In defiance of protests from the West, Iran says it has removed UN seals at its nuclear facilities and resumed controversial research work.
How US troops destroyed my family home: Audio: Iraqi journalist Ali Fadhil, who was seized in his home by US soldiers two days ago, describes his ordeal.

10.Jan.2006 Two British men to be tried on charges of leaking alleged Al-Jazeera memo : Two British men were ordered Tuesday to stand trial later this month on charges of leaking a government memo in which U.S. President George W. Bush reportedly discussed bombing the headquarters of the Arab satellite news channel Al-Jazeera.

10.Jan.2006 Abduction of American Reporter in Iraq Blacked Out By U.S. News Outlets : The Monitor revealed that the reporter, Carroll, is a stringer for the paper who has written many stories for the newspaper for about a year, the last four or five months reporting from Iraq.

10.Jan.2006 US sees Iraqi oil production choked for years: Shell's vice-president recently stated that any auction of Iraqi's oilfields was unlikely before 2007,"

said the EIA report released late 00.Dec.2005 + carried on its website

10.Jan.2006 Enough of his excuses: Blair must be impeached over Iraq: The only way parliament can regain the trust of disaffected voters is to admit that it was wrong to support the war

10.Jan.2006 What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us: There is an bill in Congress to investigate Bush for impeachable crimes. Did you know that?

If not, maybe you should be asking your local media outlets why you don’t know about it.

10.Jan.2006 Citizen's Tribunal Indicts Bush Administration for War Crimes: An unprecedented series of indictments alleging war crimes and crimes against humanity, in five separate areas, on moral, political + legal grounds, will be delivered by a citizens' tribunal to President Bush at the front gate of the White House this Tuesday, January 10th.

10.Jan.2006 Surrenders: We’ve got a war going on + advocacy groups who allegedly oppose it should stand up to it, not pander to those who do.
Bremer claims he was used as Iraq ‘fall guy ’: A Pentagon spokesman on Monday confirmed that Mr Bremer had sent Mr Rumsfeld a memo based on a report by the Rand Corporation consultancy that recommended 500,000 US troops would be needed to pacify Iraq – far more than were sent. But Mr Bremer’s advice was rejected by military leaders and Mr Rumsfeld.

10.Jan.2006 In case you missed it: So, Mr Bremer, where did all the money go? : At the end of the Iraq war, vast sums of money were made available to the US-led provisional authorities, headed by Paul Bremer, to spend on rebuilding the country. By the time Bremer left the post eight months later, $8.8bn of that money had disappeared. Ed Harriman on the extraordinary scandal of Iraq's missing billions

10.Jan.2006 Powell admits errors in war: He says lack of troops impeded U.S. success : Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday night in the Twin Cities that he harbors no regrets about the U.S. invasion of Iraq but acknowledged wartime mistakes and warned that Iraq's eventual government might not be as broad-based as American leaders had hoped.
Iraq Celebrates Four-Day Festival of Eid : There were no reports of violence in Iraq as of midday Tuesday.
U.S. can open private mail
U.S. officials can open personal mail arriving from abroad -By Reuters
"Customs and Border Protection is charged with making sure that terrorists and terrorists' weapons don't enter the country," said Suzanne Trevino, a spokeswoman for the customs agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security.

Streit mit Iran: USA halten sich militärische Option offen
Supreme Court: Bushs Kandidat versucht Senat zu besänftigen

Der verlustreiche Einsatz der US-Armee im Irak bereitet Präsident Bush weiteres Ungemach. Inzwischen streitet seine Regierung öffentlich mit Ex-Zivilberater Bremer über strategische Fehler. Bush selbst rechnet in den kommenden Monaten nach eigenen Worten mit weiteren Verlusten.

Washington - Das Jahr 2006 sei ein Jahr weiterer Prüfungen und Opfer, sagte der Sprecher des Weißen Hauses, Scott McClellan, in Washington. In einer Rede vor Veteranen will George W. Bush heute weiter um Sympathie für seine Irak-Politik werben. Bush werde dabei auf die Fortschritte bei der Demokratisierung des Landes, dem Wiederaufbau der Wirtschaft und der Ausbildung der irakischen Streitkräfte verweisen, sagte McClellan. In all diesen Bereichen hätten die USA aus Fehlern gelernt.
Nach einer Umfrage der Nachrichtenagentur AP sank die Zustimmung in der Bevölkerung für Bushs Vorgehen im Irak in der vergangenen Woche auf 39 Prozent. Anfang Dezember hatten sich noch 41 Prozent der Befragten damit zufrieden gezeigt.

USA: Mumifizierte Frau saß vor dem Fernseher

10.Jan.2006 Vogelgrippe: Merkel fordert entschlossenes Vorgehen
Seuchenschutz: Pest-Impfstoff aus Tabakpflanzen
Tod in Haiti: Das Martyrium des Uno-Generals

10.Jan.2006 Kabinettsklausur: Merkel vertagt Lösung im Atomstreit

10.Jan.2006 Atomstreit: Ahmadinedschads gefährliches Spiel
USA: Bushs Kandidat im Kreuzverhör
Urbanistik: Ende der Stadtflucht
Streit um Tron: Darf man einen Hacker beim Namen nennen?

10.Jan.2006 Nordstern: Polaris ist nicht allein
Ukraine: Regierung stürzt über Gas-Kompromiss

10.Jan.2006 Geheime CIA-Gefängnisse: Verfahren gegen Schweizer Journalisten
Atomkraft: Energiegipfel soll im April Kompromisslinie ausloten
Vogelgrippe in der Türkei: Das rasende Virus

10.Jan.2006 Aufschwung: Börsianer überraschen mit Optimismus
Streit über Atomprogramm: Steinmeier droht Iran mit Abbruch der Verhandlungen

10.Jan.2006 Türkei: Hausbewohner flüchten vor verdächtiger Ente

10.Jan.2006 Ökologie: In der Wüste wimmelt es von Bakterien
TV-Starkoch Jamie Oliver: "Londoner Küchen sind voll mit Drogen"

10.Jan.2006 Schadenersatz-Regelung: EU-Richter bestätigen Rechte von Flugpassagieren
Wer schon immer wissen wollte, wie es dabei hinter den Kulissen zugeht, welchem Stress Apples Produktmanager dabei ausgesetzt sind und wie haarklein Steve Jobs die Choreografie vorgibt, sollte unbedingt lesen, was der ehemalige Apple-Manager Mike Evangelist dem britischen
"Guardian" über seine Erlebnisse bei den Vorbereitungen zu solchen Veranstaltungen diktiert hat.
Laut "Independent" klagen Hunderte darüber, dass Forenbeiträge und Blog-Einträge, in denen es um eine konkurrierende Video-Website ging, gelöscht bzw. zensiert wurden. Ein Blog, in dem sich User gegen die Zensur seitens der neuen Eigentümer formierten, wurde gelöscht. Die Begründung: Es habe sich nur um ein Missverständnis gehandelt. Die ganze Geschichte ist
hier nachzulesen.
Blogger an Murdoch: so nicht!
Von wegen Konkurrenz belebt das Geschäft. Wie der "Independent" berichtet, versucht Medien-Mogul Rupert Murdoch, massiv darauf Einfluss zu nehmen, worüber sich seine Kunden austauschen. So geschehen bei der Community-Website, die Murdochs' News Corp. im vergangenen Jahr samt 38 Millionen eingetragener Benutzer erwarb.
Walther Leisler Kieps Memoiren: Ein Mann für heikle Missionen
Türkei: Vogelgrippe in Ferienregion angekommen
Implantierte Chips: Das geht unter die Haut
Nuklear-Konflikt: Iran beseitigt Siegel von Atomanlagen
Irak: Bush schwört Amerikaner auf weitere Verluste ein
Guantanamo: Zwangsernährung für Dutzende Gefangene

10.Jan.2006 Regierungspläne: Wirtschaft kritisiert Konjunkturprogramm

10.Jan.2006 Pakistan: Tote bei Raketenangriff auf Armeeposten

10.Jan.2006 Atomstreit: Grüne drohen mit Massenprotesten
Blair habe für seine Handlungen die Verantwortung zu übernehmen, so Rose weiter. Die Konsequenzen für den Irak und den Krieg gegen den Terror seien verheerend. "Besonders aus Sicht eines Soldaten gibt es keine ernsthaftere Entscheidung eines Premierminister als die, in den Krieg zu ziehen." Blairs Entscheidung stehe irgendwo zwischen "falscher Politik und illegalem Handeln", sagte er der BBC.

Der frühere Uno-Militärkommandeur in Bosnien, Rose, hat ein Amtsenthebungsverfahren gegen Tony Blair gefordert. Hintergrund ist die Entscheidung des Premierministers für den Eintritt in den Irak-Krieg. Diese liege irgendwo zwischen falscher Politik und illegalem Handeln.

London - Mit einer Begründung in den Krieg zu ziehen, die sich als haltlos erweise, sei etwas, "mit dem niemand so einfach davonkommen sollte", sagte Sir Michael Rose der BBC. Er bezog sich damit auf die Argumentation der britischen Regierung vor dem Krieg, der Irak besitze Massenvernichtungswaffen.
Merkel-Kritik: USA verteidigen Gefangenenlager Guantanamo
Paul wrote: What's next? Visas to travel from state to state? "Achtung! Papers please."
This is already happening. You can't travel on a plane, a train, a bus + a car without showing your id. There's a couple of cases before the courts now... check out more information. I don't want to live in a Homeland, I want to live in the United States of America and it's getting hard to recognize my country. Very sad state of affairs lately.
I hope a reporter makes time to ask Bush during his next interview ... "Mr. Moore, an American who wrote a book critical of you, has been placed on the no-fly list. What will you do to correct that and hold whoever abused TSA power accountable?"

John Gorenfeld, a veteran investigative reporter and a longtime chronicler of Moon's sojourns, described Moon's thinking on another ongoing project, his attempt to transform the United Nations: "Moon speaks in parables from the Book of Genesis. He says the U.N. is like Cain, but he wants to build a second entity that is like Abel. Ideally, his 'Abel U.N.' -- a body fusing all religions -- would be embraced by the U.N. But if not, he wants to set up his own alternative diplomatic machine to outshine the U.N."

During a May 2003 meeting with President Bush at the White House, Philippines President Arroyo suggested that the United States might consider co-sponsoring the proposal, the conservative online news magazine, reported. According to that report, the president "expressed deep interest and asked his national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, to study the matter."

"Some 3,000 people, including Vice President Annette Lu, US President George W. Bush's younger brother Neil Bush and Washington Times president Joo Dong Moon, listened to Reverend Moon's speech at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei," the Taipei Times reported.

Neil Bush is no stranger to showing up at out of the way places searching for business: One month after 9/11, Bush showed up at an international technology conference in Dubai where he was hunting for investors for Ignite!
09.Jan.2006 Anti-Bush author put on No-Fly list 
Jim Moore, author of Bush's Brain, has been put on the No-Fly list by the fascist in the White House. Feel any safer?
09.Jan.2006 Miffed Canadian pays bank bill a penny at a time 
He's upset because his Canadian bank is outsourcing its credit card processing to the United States.
"I don't want the CIA or George Bush to know how many cases of Viagra I bought last week, or what church or charities I donate to," he told Reuters.


"Everything comes from the sun via the plant kingdom," he said.

MR. HOFMANN studied chemistry and took a job with the Swiss pharmaceutical company Sandoz Laboratories, because it had started a program to identify and synthesize the active compounds of medically important plants. He soon began work on the poisonous ergot fungus that grows in grains of rye. Midwives had used it for centuries to precipitate childbirths, but chemists had never succeeded in isolating the chemical that produced the pharmacological effect. Finally, chemists in the United States identified the active component as lysergic acid + Mr. Hofmann began combining other molecules with the unstable chemical in search of pharmacologically useful compounds.
"Outside is pure energy and colorless substance," he said. "All of the rest happens through the mechanism of our senses. Our eyes see just a small fraction of the light in the world. It is a trick to make a colored world, which does not exist outside of human beings."
09.Jan.2006 Your phone records are for sale 
The Chicago Police Department is warning officers their cell phone records are available to anyone -- for a price. Dozens of online services are selling lists of cell phone calls, raising security concerns among law enforcement and privacy experts.
09.Jan.2006 Your phone records are for sale 
The Chicago Police Department is warning officers their cell phone records are available to anyone -- for a price. Dozens of online services are selling lists of cell phone calls, raising security concerns among law enforcement and privacy experts.
Solche Evakuierungen seien inzwischen Alltag, spielte er den Zwischenfall herunter.

In Washington ist das US-Justizministerium evakuiert worden.

Hintergrund war ein verdächtiger Gegenstand in der Nähe des Gebäudes.

Washington -

In einem Bus vor dem Ministerium sei am frühen Morgen ein verdächtiges Paket gefunden worden,

berichtete CNN unter Berufung auf einen Sprecher des Ministeriums.

Deshalb mussten alle Mitarbeiter das Gebäude verlassen.
In einer der "fahrlässigsten Operationen in der modernen Geschichte der CIA", so Risen,

habe der Geheimdienst einen als Agenten angeworbenen russischen Wissenschaftler beauftragt,

den Iranern

00.Feb.2000 in Wien Baupläne für das Zündsystem einer Atomwaffe zu übergeben.

Die hochgeheime Bauanleitung habe sich der US-Geheimdienst zuvor aus der russischen Waffenschmiede Arsamas-16 besorgt.
Ziel der Operation "Merlin" sei ein "demütigender Rückschlag" für die iranischen Wissenschaftler gewesen,

da die Pläne zwar authentisch wirkten, technisch aber nicht zum Erfolg geführt hätten.

Allerdings seien die eingebauten Fehler so einfach zu entdecken gewesen, dass die Iraner sie leicht hätten korrigieren können, behauptet Risen.

Zudem habe der russische Wissenschaftler entgegen den Anweisungen Teheran in einem Begleitschreiben auf die versteckten Änderungen hingewiesen.

Somit hätten die USA selbst dem fundamentalistischen Regime, dessen derzeitiger Präsident Mahmud Ahmadinedschad Israel am liebsten "ausradieren" möchte, "möglicherweise zu Atomwaffen verholfen".

Während die "New York Times" die brisante Enthüllung ihres Autors auf Bitte des Weißen Hauses zurückgehalten haben soll,

verweist die CIA auf angeblich "schwerwiegende Ungenauigkeiten" in Risens Werk - und lehnt jeden Kommentar zu den Enthüllungen ab.
Corruption + the College Republican :

So Jack Abramoff is now a confessed criminal, a corrupter of congress, a man who's decision to turn state's witness now threatens the careers of as many as 60 senators + representatives.

All of which begs the question:

How did Jack Abramoff become Jack Abramoff?

09.Jan.2006 A Darker Bioweapons Future:

One of the top developments of 2005 is a kind of genetic engineering on steroids - a new field called "synthetic biology" in which scientists are setting out to create new forms of life that have never existed before.

09.Jan.2006 Uranium revelation upsets isle activists: SEVERAL environmental and native Hawaiian groups are accusing the Army of misleading the public after the groups discovered that a heavy metal known as depleted uranium was recovered at Schofield Barracks' range complex.
Alito may be the worst choice: AT THIS moment in American history, it would be hard to find a worse Supreme Court nominee than Samuel A. Alito Jr. His ideology captures everything extremist about the Bush administration. If confirmed, Alito would serve as Bush's enabler.
Bush announces radical shift in foreign policy; No U.S. media report it: Buried in the UK's Financial Times - and as far as I can tell, not reported anywhere else - are the details of a State Department briefing this week in which the Bush administration very publicly said it is essentially scrapping U.S. support for NATO and the United Nations. No joke.
US accused of backing kidnappers of Iranian soldiers : Iran said on Saturday that kidnappers who had taken nine Iranian border guards as hostage in the eastern parts of the country were linked to the Taliban and supported by the United States, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Army Won't Try Officer in Afghan Abuse Case

09.Jan.2006 The U.S. Army has dropped its case against the only officer to face criminal charges in connection with the beating deaths of two prisoners held by the U.S. in Afghanistan, a military spokesman said Saturday. Continued

09.Jan.2006 The Economic Costs Of The Iraq War :   Linda Bilmes  Kennedy School, Harvard University And  Joseph E. Stiglitz  University Professor, Columbia University

We estimate that the total economic costs of the war, including direct costs and macroeconomic costs, lie between $1 and $2 trillion. Continued

09.Jan.2006 The 'Fin de Regime'? An out-of-touch George Bush now presides over a lost foreign war and a morass of influence peddling By Eric Margolis
China's Taoists philosophers warned that you become what you hate. We see this paradox in Washington, where the current administration increasingly reminds one of the old Soviet Union.

09.Jan.2006 Marines died short of armor By Michael Moss
A secret Pentagon study has found that as many as 80 % of the marines who have been killed in Iraq from wounds to their upper body could have survived if they had had extra body armor. Such armor has been available since 2003, but until recently the Pentagon has largely declined to supply it to troops despite calls from the field for additional protection, according to military officials .

Swiss may have known about secret CIA prisons By Scott Capper
The Swiss intelligence community has allegedly been aware of secret CIA prisons in eastern Europe for nearly two months according to leaked documents .

08.Jan.2006 Bush Advisor Says President Has Legal Power to Torture Children By Philip Watts
John Yoo publicly argued there is no law that could prevent the President from ordering the torture of a child of a suspect in custody – including by crushing that child’s testicles .

U.S. Warns the Netherlands :

A decision not to send more troops in Afghanistan would be damaging for Dutch interests in the US,

former American diplomat Paul Bremer III warned on Monday.

09.Jan.2006 15-Year-Old Combatant to Face Guantanamo Trial Three Years Later :

Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen, faces imminent trial by military commission at Guantanamo Bay for war crimes he had allegedly committed at the age of 15, his lawyers say.

09.Jan.2006 War pimp alert: An Attack on Iran is Inevitable:

A military confrontation with Iran is inevitable.

Israel will need to destroy as much of Iran’s nuclear weapons capability as possible.

If it does not, Iran’s ayatollahs will launch nuclear-armed ballistic missiles at Israel.

09.Jan.2006 Russia hopes Iran nuclear dispute not to trigger war: Russia has been resisting calls from the United States and the European Union to refer Iran to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions

09.Jan.2006 Plane crash kills Iran commander : A small military passenger jet crashed in northwestern Iran today, killing the commander of the ground forces of the elite Revolutionary Guards.

It was the second time in two months that a military plane has crashed in Iran.

09.Jan.2006 Palestinians Won’t Miss Sharon: Palestinians are not weeping for “the butcher of Beirut,” Ariel Sharon, as he battles for his life. One of the world’s most ruthless leaders

09.Jan.2006 U.S. Financial Aid To Israel: Figures, Facts + Impact : A Conservative Total for U.S. Aid to Israel: $91 Billion—and Counting

09.Jan.2006 Losing the War on Terrorism: It is impossible to exaggerate the damage caused by the President's improvident decisions. Yes, these tactics are immoral.

Yes, they violate American norms and values. Yes, they are in many respects illegal. All this, by itself, is enough to warrant condemnation by Congress and the public.

09.Jan.2006 Belafonte Calls Bush 'Greatest Terrorist' :

The American singer and activist Harry Belafonte called President Bush "the greatest terrorist in the world" on Sunday + said millions of Americans support the socialist revolution of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.

09.Jan.2006 Bolivia's Morales makes China overture: Bolivia's president elect invited energy-hungry China on Sunday to help develop his country's vast gas reserves after his government carries out plans to nationalize them.

09.Jan.2006 Prof, Wife Accused of Being Cuban Agents :

A college professor and his wife, a college administrator, have been charged with being longtime illegal agents of Cuban President Fidel Castro, according to documents filed Monday.

09.Jan.2006 Frank Rich : The Wiretappers That Couldn't Shoot Straight :

The louder the reports of failures on this president's watch, the louder he tries to drown them out by boasting that

he has done everything "within the law" to keep America safe + by implying that his critics are unpatriotic, if not outright treasonous.

09.Jan.2006 Angry and Furious at the Collaborationist Democrats: Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House + Senator Jay Rockefeller, the Democratic senator from West Virginia,

a man known for some sensitivity to civil liberties infringements + a substantial number of congressmen, plus the New York Times, all knew of Bush's illegal spying.

09.Jan.2006 Specter Seeks AG's Testimony on Spying :

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he has asked Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

to testify publicly on the legality of warantless eavesdropping on telephone conversations between suspected terrorists + people in the United States.

09.Jan.2006 The NSA Spy Engine - Echelon :

A top-secret program code-named Tempest, is capable of reading computer monitors, cash registers + automatic teller machines from as far away as a half-mile +

is being used to keep a close eye on an untold number of American citizens, the sources said, pointing to a little known declassified document that sheds light on the program.

09.Jan.2006 Cracks in an evil edifice : America's monstrous system of commercial political lobbying has long needed to be cut down to size.

In Washington, more than 35,000 professional lobbyists now spend at least $5bn every year trying to influence the votes of members of the US Congress.

09.Jan.2006 A Donor Who Had Big Allies: In a case that echoes the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal, two Northern California Republican congressmen used their official positions to try to stop a federal investigation of a wealthy Texas businessman who provided them with political contributions.

09.Jan.2006 Joe Conason: Let us prey : Jack Abramoff + his deeply religious right-wing cronies express their "biblical worldview" by swindling Indian tribes + bribing legislators. Verily, mysterious are the ways of the Lord.

09.Jan.2006 Jack Abramoff's, former firm takes survival course :

00.000.2000 -in the weeks after the disputed election-Lawyers for the firm represented George W. Bush .

Its partnership ranks include high-powered lawyers like John Scalia, the son of Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court.

09.Jan.2006 In case you missed it: Controversial lobbyist had close contact with Bush team:

In President Bush's first 10 months,

GOP fundraiser Jack Abramoff + his lobbying team logged nearly 200 contacts with the new administration as they pressed for friendly hires at federal agencies

09.Jan.2006 The Case Against Alito : There's reason to think that Alito's views on executive power are the main reasons Bush wants him on the Court.

09.Jan.2006 China’s Stranglehold on the Dollar :

China’s action signals that we are entering a period of economic instability, where America’s future is largely in the hands of its creditors.

Economic policy in China will now determine the interest rates on mortgages in America.

09.Jan.2006 U.S. firms ducking out of promises made on pensions : The death knell for the traditional company pension has been tolling for some time now in the USA.

Companies in ailing industries like steel, airlines and auto parts have thrown themselves into bankruptcy and turned over their ruined pension plans to Washington.
Bush has planned exit strategy:

“Once we set up a friend as the head of Iraq, the new Iraqi president is going to ask the American military to withdraw,” U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Rockwall, said Friday in a telephone interview from his home.
MPs leaked Bush plan to hit al-Jazeera :

Two Labour MPs have defied the Official Secrets Act by passing on the contents of a secret British document revealing how President George Bush wanted to bomb the Arabic TV station, al-Jazeera.
Like arsenic in the water supply, lobbyists have poisoned Washington
Both Democrats and Republicans have got rich off the millions that flow to those in power, leaving the poor sidelined -By Gary Younge
Court papers reveal that this key financier of the Bush administration's high-minded agenda of moral piety is a foul-mouthed, greedy bigot.

In intercepted emails, he refers to his Native American clients - whom he played off against each other for millions of dollars which he then used to pamper politicians - as "morons", "monkeys", "fucking troglodytes" + "losers".  Continued
How Many Iraqis Have Died Since the US Invasion in 2003? 30,000? No. 100,000? No. - By ANDREW COCKBURN
President Bush's off-hand summation last month of the number of Iraqis who have so far died as a result of our invasion and occupation as "30,000, more or less" was quite certainly an under-estimate.

The true number is probably hitting around 180,000 by now, with a possibility, as we shall see, that it has reached as high as half a million. Continued

09.Jan.2006 Scott Ritter, "We don't get it that wrong" Scott Ritter speaking at the Commonwealth Club

George W. Bush was not the originator of the policy that led to the invasion of Iraq. He inherited from the administration of Bill Clinton, a policy of regime change. Listen here.
Scandal of force-fed prisoners
Hunger strikers are tied down and fed through nasal tubes, admits Guantánamo Bay doctor -By David Rose
New details have emerged of how the growing number of prisoners on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay are being tied down and force-fed through tubes pushed down their nasal passages into their stomachs to keep them alive. They routinely experience bleeding and nausea, according to a sworn statement by the camp's chief doctor.

Düsseldorf - Bis zum Jahr 2030 könnte in Deutschland Gas aus Biomasse, das derzeit nur einen Bruchteil in der Versorgung ausmacht, jährlich immerhin 17 Prozent des derzeitigen deutschen Erdgas-Jahresbedarfs liefern. Das ist das Ergebnis einer noch unveröffentlichten Studie der des Bundesverbandes der deutschen Gas- und Wasserwirtschaft (BGW), wie das "Handelsblatt" berichtet. Das wäre eine Energiemenge von 166 Milliarden Kilowattstunden pro Jahr.
09.Jan.2006 have a new tool to silence critics W just signed a bill which - in one of those little-noticed provisions unrelated to the main thrust of the law - makes it illegal for any anonymous or pseudonymous writer to use the internet to "annoy" someone. That's the wording: Annoy.
Whoever...utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet... without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person...who receives the communications...shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
Superficially, this is a measure against cyber-stalking. But the law appears to be extremely broad -- after all, any form of criticism, even well-founded criticism, can be labelled an annoyance. Ann Coulter, for example, may want to test the boundaries of this law by taking to court anyone who makes another "Mann Coulter" crack.
The signing of this law gives conservative forces an excuse to pressure ISPs into divulging the identities of anonymous bloggers, commentators + usenet posters.

Until now, ISPs protected the privacy of clients who had merely hurt the feelings of someone else.
Hurt feelings are now a serious legal matter.

Vogelgrippe: Seehofer beruft Krisensitzung ein

09.Jan.2006 Viereinhalb-Jahres-Hoch: Dow Jones springt über 11.000 Punkte
Joe Ackermanns Neujahresbotschaft: "China und USA warten nicht auf Europa"
Irak-Krieg: Früherer Uno-Kommandeur fordert Amtsenthebung Blairs
Geheime CIA-Gefängnisse: Loch im Schweizer Sicherheitsnetz
Fleisch im Gepäck: Reisende werden schärfer kontrolliert
Washington: US-Justizministerium evakuiert
Vogelgrippe-Ausbrüche: Angst infiziert die Türkei
Atomstreit: Steinmeier sieht sehr verhängnisvolle Signale aus Iran

09.Jan.2006 USA: Cheney wegen Atemnot im Krankenhaus
Geheimoperation "Merlin": CIA soll Iran Atombombenpläne zugespielt haben
Indien: Bis zu zehn Millionen weibliche Föten abgetrieben
November-Rekord: Deutsche Exporte über 70 Milliarden Euro
Nuklearstreit: Iran nimmt Atomforschung wieder auf

09.Jan.2006 Energieversorgung: Alternative Biogas
Geheimgefängnisse: Fax aus Ägypten bringt CIA in Bedrängnis
Seuchen: Vogelgrippe-Virus auch in Istanbul
Gentest: Echtheit von Mozart-Schädel nicht bewiesen
Türkei: Papst-Attentäter soll freikommen

09.Jan.2006 Joseph Marx (1882-1964) im Dritten Reich
Schüler von Marx und deren Hinterbliebene erzählten mir zudem, daß zu Marx ' großem Bekannten- und Freundeskreis auch viele Juden gehörten. ...

Wer von Deutschland reden will, darf vom Islam nicht schweigen Mit diesen Worten leitete Karl Marx seine „Kritik der Hegelschen ... in der die Juden das Geld und die Zirkulation in einem der islamischen Welt wenn nicht ...
Marx - Kartei G Das „raffende“ Finanzkapital wurde von A. Hitler mit den Juden identifiziert und ... Wal Buchenberg, 09.Sep.2001 . DISKUSSIONSFORUM.

Geschichte Deutschland Welche Stellung aber würde Deutschland heute in der Welt einnehmen! ... Die innen-und sozialpolitischen Gegner der Nazis waren nicht nur Juden, ... www. marx
ZNet Deutschland - a community committed to social change Kann jemand ein Anti-Zionist sein, ohne ein Antisemit zu sein? ... Karl Marx schrieb ein paar garstige Dinge über Juden, wie auch Otto Weininger, ...
Köhler in Israel: Reich Ranicki: Diese Boykottdrohung ist ... ... die Psychologie ohne Sigmund Freud, die Soziologie ohne Karl Marx, die Literatur ... Die jetzt aufwachsende Generation israelischer Juden kümmert sich
Freire Interkulturell Zu anderer Zeit und an anderem Ort schrieb Karl Marx als genauer Beobachter ... Dieser Verlust seiner alten Welt, ohne daß eine neue gewonnen worden wäre, ...
Karl Marx: 18. Brumaire d. Louis Bonaparte (Kap.IV) Karl Marx : 18. Brumaire des Louis Bonaparte (Kapitel IV) ... Er gebärdete sich als ein verkanntes Genie, das alle Welt für einen Simpel ausgibt. ...
Theorie/Claussen In der vorkapitalistischen Welt erschienen die Juden als das personifizierte Unglück. Sie selbst waren gezwungen, ohne Heimat zerstreut im Ausland zu leben ...
160 Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung des Aufsatzes Zur Judenfrage ... Diese Beschuldigung gegen Marx ist nicht neu. Der Aufsatz von Marx wurde 1960 von Dagobert Runes unter dem neuen Titel Eine Welt ohne Juden veröffentlicht. ... judenfrage.html
Karl Marx/Friedrich Engels - Reden auf der Gedenkfeier in Bruessel Seitenzahlen verweisen auf: Karl Marx - Friedrich Engels - Werke, Band 4, S. 519 - 525 ... Jedermann weiß, daß die Treuepflicht gegenüber dem Monarchen ohne ...
Die Aufgaben der Juden in Europa, Publikation, Konrad-Adenauer ... Das gilt freilich nicht nur für Juden, sondern auch für diese Welt, in der es keine Humanität ohne Aufklärung geben kann und keine Aufklärung ohne Humanität ...
Etwas frisiert Marx sagte über den Juden, daß "durch ihn und ohne ihn" das Geld zu Weltmacht wurde. Die antisemitischen Fälscher ließen " ohne ihn" weg, ...
FRANZ RUDOLF BIENENFELD: Ein Pionier der Menschenrechtsgesetze ... Sektion des 1936 gegründeten World Jewish Congress (WJC) nachfolgte. ... Er war ein Mitglied der Board of Deputies of British Jews ; 1948 wurde er auch ...
Freunde der offenen Gesellschaft » How the West ended slavery ... Marx was a good strategic thinker. He outlined how the North could win, earlier than the Union ... So it was not going to fall without being attacked. ...
Und sie muss eine Strategie anwenden, die bisher noch keinen einzigen französischen Politiker zum Erfolg geführt hat: Sie muss die öffentliche Meinung gegen die Ansicht der Parteihierarchie durchsetzen.

"Das wird ihr Hauptproblem: Ségolène Royal genießt bei den Franzosen eine echte Popularität und auch bei den Sympathisanten der Sozialistischen Partei. Aber sobald sie sich einer Abstimmung der Parteimitglieder stellen muss, wird die Sache schon um einiges schwieriger", schätzt Meinungsforscher Cayrol.
"Sie verkörpert einen wirklichen Wandel in einer Zeit, in der die Franzosen nicht aufhören zu sagen, dass sie von der ewig gleichen Politik die Nase voll haben", analysiert der Meinungsforscher Roland Cayrol.
Frankreich erlebt eine beispiellose Vertrauenskrise zwischen der Bevölkerung und der abgehobenen Politikerkaste.
Schlicht vulgär war die Reaktion des Senators Michel Charasse, der meinte, eine Royal-Kandidatur "würde genauso enden wie bei Mutter Merkel, mit einem Tritt in den Arsch". Das war kurz nach Merkes Wahldebakel - und mittlerweile ist die CDU-Politikerin bekanntlich Regierungschefin.

Die Parallele zu Deutschland könnte also treffender gewählt sein, als dem Politiker bewusst oder lieb gewesen wäre. Das scheint den Herren auch zu dämmern: Presseberichten zufolge sandten die reuigen Machos schon Friedensboten in Royals Pariser Büro, wo sie allerdings abblitzten.

"Die Reaktionen beweisen, dass Royal als wirkliche Bedrohung wahrgenommen wird", interpretiert Politologin Sineau.
Das alte Jahr habe doch mit "hübschen Paukenschlägen" aufgehört, hieß es Anfang Januar unter Berufung auf die deutschle Kanzlerin Angela Merkel, die liberische Präsidentin Ellen Johnson und die aussichtsreiche chilenische Kandidatin Michelle Bachelet.

"Ist dies vielleicht der Vorabend eines Big Bang, aus dem eine neue Welt hervorgehen wird?", fragt die Autorin - wiederum mit Fragezeichen.
Der Begriff ist nicht falsch gewählt, denn ein Urknall scheint gegenwärtig das einzige, was Bewegung in die etablierte Männerwelt der französischen Politik bringen könnte.

"Frankreichs politische Klasse ist die geschlossenste, maskulinste und oligarchischste in ganz Europa", sagt Mariette Sineau, Forschungsdirektorin am rennomierten staatlichen Institut CNRS und der Eliteschule Institut d'Etudes Politiques im Gespräch mit SPIEGEL ONLINE.

Deutschland hat über 30 Prozent Frauen in politischen Ämtern, Frankreich gerade mal zwölf.

Die führenden Politiker sind fast alle Absolventen der Elite-Verwaltungsschule ENA, stammen sogar größtenteils aus Paris, kurz "sie sind alle aus einem Guss" - und sie sind alle männlich.
Auch Aufständen wegen Enteignungen von Land, wie sie im Dezember etwa die Provinz Guangdong erschütterten, könnte mit den neuen Vorgaben begegnet werden.
Der vom chinesischen Staatsrat beschlossene nationale Notfallplan sieht die Einrichtung eines Krisenreaktionsbüros vor, wo Informationen gesammelt und Hilfsaktionen koordiniert werden sollen. Er beinhaltet harte Strafen für Provinzbeamte, die Unglücke zu verheimlichen versuchen statt die Informationen schnell nach Peking weiterzumelden. Örtliche Behörden hatten immer wieder versucht, Unglücke aus Furcht vor Kritik zu vertuschen.
Der Plan soll nicht nur bei Chemieunglücken zur Anwendung kommen, sondern auch bei Naturkatastrophen wie der derzeitige Schneestrum in der Provinz Xinjiang, wo fast hunderttausend Menschen evakuiert werden mussten
Der Plan soll auch bei Unruhen und Naturkatastrophen greifen.

Zum dritten Mal binnen weniger Wochen ist in China nach einem Chemieunfall die Trinkwasserversorgung von Millionen von Menschen gefährdet. Ein Fluss wurde durch Cadmium aus einer Gießerei verseucht. Die Regierung beschloss einen nationalen Notfallplan für solche Katastrophen.

Peking - Wie die amtliche Nachrichtenagentur Xinhua am Sonntag meldete, gelangte bereits am Mittwoch in der Provinz Hunan Krebs erregendes Cadmium aus einer Gießerei in den Fluss Xiangjiang. Der Fluss versorgt die sechs Millionen Einwohner zählende Provinzhauptstadt Changsha sowie die Nachbarstadt Xiangtan mit 700.000 Einwohnern mit Trinkwasser. Chinas Regierung beschloss unabhängig davon einen nationalen Notfallplan, um Unfälle schneller erkennen und bekämpfen zu können. Der Plan soll auch bei Unruhen und Naturkatastrophen greifen.
Auch in der griechischen Hauptstadt Athen wackelten die Häuser. Die Athener Rundfunksender der Millionenmetropole riefen die Hörer auf, eventuelle Schäden zu melden. Die Griechen sind häufige Beben gewöhnt. Griechenland ist das am stärksten erdbebengefährdete Land des europäischen Kontinents. Die Hälfte aller in Europa registrierten Beben gibt es hier. gemeldet.
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Autoindustrie: VW will Werk in Russland bauen

Illegal eingeführte Lebensmittel seien die größte Gefahrenquelle, warnte der Direktor der Vogelklinik der Universität Gießen, Erhard Kaleta. Er fügte hinzu: "Wir machen am Frankfurter Flughafen bereits 24 Stunden am Tag stichprobenartige Kontrollen." Aber das reiche nicht aus. Der Leiter der Tierseuchenbekämpfung am hessischen Umweltministerium, Thomas Fröhlich, appellierte an die EU-Kommission, "die Kontrollen an den anderen europäischen Flughäfen zu erhöhen und auch die Außengrenzen besser zu prüfen".
Auch nach Einschätzung der Bundesärztekammer müssten an den Flughäfen engmaschige Kontrollen bestehen. Präsident Jörg-Dietrich Hoppe forderte: "Wir müssen uns auf den Tag X vorbereiten, an dem die Vogelgrippe auch hierzulande festgestellt wird."
"Bei milden Temperaturen kann der Vogelzug nach Deutschland schon innerhalb der nächsten Wochen einsetzen. Darauf müssen wir reagieren können", sagte er.
Klaus Stöhr, der Chef des Influenza-Programmes der Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO, hatte noch am Morgen in einem Interview gesagt, es gebe keine neuen Hinweise, dass das Virus sich von Mensch zu Mensch übertragen könne. "Das Gefahrenpotential hat sich nicht verändert", sagte Stöhr im NDR. Die Seuche sei in der Türkei offenbar schon viel länger verbreitet als angenommen. Ausgebreitet habe sie sich wegen eines unzureichenden Seuchenschutzes. Nach Stöhrs Angaben hat sich die Zahl der Verdachtsfälle bei Menschen in der Türkei auf 50 erhöht.
Die russischen Gesundheitsbehörden warnten am Sonntag vor Reisen in die Türkei. Touristen sollten insbesondere den Osten des Landes meiden und sich bei einer Rückkehr medizinisch untersuchen lassen, hieß in einer Empfehlung.
Insgesamt geht die WHO nun von 146 bestätigten Infektionsfällen in Kambodscha, China, Indonesien, Thailand, der Türkei und Vietnam aus. 76 Menschen sind demnach gestorben.

In der Gegend um Dogubayazit, dem Heimatort der verstorbenen Geschwister, wurden schon etwa 30.000 Vögel vorsorglich getötet, wie der türkische Fernsehsender NTV am Sonntag berichtete. Viele Dorfbewohner wehrten sich nach Behördenangaben verzweifelt dagegen, weil sie ihre Lebensgrundlage bedroht sehen. Die Sorglosigkeit der Menschen im Umgang mit infiziertem oder potentiell infiziertem Geflügel gilt Experten derzeit als der Hauptgrund für die Übertragung des Virus' auf Menschen.
Das Ministerium verhängte eine Urlaubssperre für seine Mitarbeiter. Fälle von Vogelgrippe seien Laborergebnissen zufolge mittlerweile in 10 der 81 Provinzen des Landes nachgewiesen worden, darunter in Istanbul, Bursa und Ankara. Insgesamt handele es sich um 15 Infektionsherde.

Das Virus erreicht Istanbul
Die Meldungen über die Verbreitung der Vogelgrippe in der Türkei überschlagen sich. Nun wurde der Erreger auch in einem Vorort von Istanbul bei Vögeln festgestellt. Insgesamt haben sich inzwischen mindestens neun Menschen definitiv infiziert, fünf von ihnen mit dem H5N1-Virustyp.

Ankara - Einen Infektionsherd hat das türkische Landwirtschaftsministerium im europäischen Teil des Landes festgestellt. Labortests wiesen den Erreger bei Tieren in Kücükcekmece nach, einem westlichen Außenbezirk der Zehn-Millionen-Stadt Istanbul, wie die Nachrichtenagentur Anadolu am Sonntag berichtete. Ob es sich um den auch für Menschen gefährlichen H5N1-Virusstamm handelt, ging aus der Mitteilung des Ministeriums nicht hervor. Auch nahe der Stadt Bursa südlich von Istanbul wurde laut der Nachrichtenagentur Vogelgrippe bei Geflügel registriert.
m Dezember sagte der Schweizer Dick Marty, der für den Europarat in dieser Frage ermittelt, er sehe in der Affäre um mutmaßliche Geheimgefängnisse und Gefangenenflüge in Europa die Verdachtsmomente erhärtet. Vorliegende Informationen stärkten "die Glaubwürdigkeit der Anschuldigungen über den Transport und die vorübergehende Festnahme von Personen außerhalb jedes juristischen Verfahrens in europäischen Ländern".
Merkel will Schließung von Guantanamo

Wie ernst die Schweizer Behörden den Bericht nehmen, zeigt, dass die Zeitung sich wegen Geheimnisverrats verantworten muss. Laut "Neuer Zürcher Zeitung" wird der zuständige Bundesrat Samuel Schmid eine sogenannte Administrativuntersuchung einleiten.
Mit der Administrativuntersuchung soll geklärt werden, wie das als geheim klassifizierte Dokument an die Öffentlichkeit geraten konnte, sagte ein VBS-Sprecher auf Anfrage. Die Zeitung müsse zudem wegen der Publikation des Dokumentes mit rechtlichen Schritten rechnen. Der VBS-Chef behalte sich weitere rechtliche Schritte vor.
CIA-Affäre sorgt in Europa für erhebliche Unruhe
Die "Washington Post" berichtete bereits am 2. November ausführlich über ein angebliches Netzwerk von Geheimgefängnissen der CIA. Der Dienst "versteckt und verhört einige seiner wichtigsten al-Qaida-Gefangenen in einer Einrichtung aus der Sowjet-Ära in Osteuropa", berichtete das Blatt damals. Behördenvertreter aus den USA und anderen Ländern hätten diese Information bestätigt.

Das Blatt zitiert aus dem Schreiben folgende Passagen: "Die Botschaft hat aus eigenen Quellen erfahren, dass tatsächlich 23 irakische und afghanische Bürger auf dem Stützpunkt Mihail Kogalniceanu in der Nähe der Stadt Constanza am Schwarzen Meer verhört wurden. Ähnliche Verhörzentren gibt es in der Ukraine, im Kosovo, in Mazedonien und Bulgarien." Constanza liegt in Rumänien.
Außerdem sei von dem Bericht der Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch die Rede, demzufolge "am 21. und 22..Sep.2005 Gefangene mit amerikanischen Militärflugzeugen von der Basis Salt Pit in Kabul zum polnischen Stützpunkt Szymany und dem oben genannten rumänischen Stützpunkt transportiert worden sind".
Die Informationen der Ägypter stammten nicht nur aus öffentlichen Quellen wie Zeitungsartikeln, sondern auch aus "eigenen Quellen", betont der "Sonntagsblick" und zitiert einen ungenannten Schweizer Geheimdienstmitarbeiter, der die Arbeit des ägyptischen Geheimdienstes als "hochprofessionell" einstufe.


Hamburg - Das Fax wurde nach Informationen des Blattes im am 15. November 2005 durch einen Schweizer Geheimdienst-Horchposten abgefangen. Adressat sei der ägyptische Botschafter in London gewesen, Absender Ägyptens Außenminister Ahmed Abul Ghaith. Schweizer Geheimdienstmitarbeiter versahen das Schreiben laut "Sonntagsblick" mit dem Vermerk: "Die Ägypter verfügen über Quellen, welche die Existenz amerikanischer Geheimgefängnisse bestätigen".
Der Schweizer Zeitung "Sonntagsblick" liegt ein Fax vor, das die Existenz von US-Geheimgefängnissen in Osteuropa beweisen soll. Das ägyptische Schreiben, das der Schweizer Geheimdienst VBS abfing, nennt konkrete Orte und Anzahl von Inhaftierten.
Sowohl in Indien wie auch in Bangladesh sind die ärmsten Menschen der Kälte schutzlos ausgeliefert. Bei den meisten Toten handelt es sich um Obdachlose, die im Freien schlafen und nicht mehr als eine Plastiktüte oder einen Jutesack zum Zudecken haben, meldete die indische Nachrichtenagentur PTI. Indien und Bangladesch liegen großenteils in der tropischen Klimazone.
In der pakistanischen Himalaya-Region haben dreitägige Stürme hüfthohen Schnee hinterlassen. Die Straßen in mehrere Bergdörfer waren am Sonntag unpassierbar + auch Hilfsflüge mussten bei Temperaturen um minus 15 Grad abgesagt werden, teilte das Uno-Flüchtlingshilfswerk (UNHCR) mit. Rund 100 Familien hätten ihre Dörfer verlassen.
In Japan wurden Soldaten zum Schneeschippen eingesetzt, nachdem der Norden und Westen in der weißen Pracht versank. Die Nachrichtenagentur Kyodo meldete, in dem ungewöhnlich strengen Winter seien seit Dezember bisher 63 Menschen ums Leben gekommen und 1040 verletzt worden. Viele seien beim Schneekehren zusammengebrochen. Zwei Frauen kamen vergangene Woche ums Leben, als ein Haus unter der Schneelast einstürzte. Laut Wetteramt wurden an 42 Punkten in Japan Schneerekordhöhen für Januar gemessen. Es gab erhebliche Verkehrsbehinderungen; die Fluggesellschaft Japan Airlines teilte mit, einige Flüge nach Nordwestjapan könnten verspätet sein oder umgeleitet werden. Die Hochgeschwindigkeitszüge nach Akita waren am Sonntag nach Angaben der Ostjapanischen Bahngesellschaft verspätet.
In China sind nach heftigen Schneefällen 220.000 Menschen von der Außenwelt abgeschnitten. Straßen waren im Nordwesten durch Schneemassen blockiert und Telefonleitungen unterbrochen. Die Temperaturen fielen nachts auf 43 Grad unter Null. Vor allem die zentralasiatische Region Xinjiang, die an die Mongolei und Kasachstan grenzt, ist betroffen. Die Volksbefreiungsarmee wurde in dem schwer betroffenen Kreis Fuyun in der Präfektur Altai für Räum- und Bergungsarbeiten mobilisiert. Bei Evakuierungen mussten rund 100.000 Menschen ihre Häuser und Wohnungen verlassen, wie die staatlichen Medien am Sonntag berichteten.
In einigen Gegenden sei in den vergangenen Tagen ein Meter Schnee gefallen. Insgesamt seien 620.000 Menschen betroffen. Rund 6000 litten an wetterbedingten Erkrankungen. Am schlimmsten trifft es Nomaden, deren Herden kein Futter mehr finden. Mehr als 9000 Stück Vieh sind bereits verendet. 300.000 Stück Vieh drohe der Hundertod, warnte ein Behördensprecher. Die Schneestürme, die am 29. Dezember begonnen haben, zerstörten auch Häuser. Das Verwaltungsministerium in Peking berichtete, die Wiederherstellung der Verkehrsverbindungen sowie die Versorgung mit Nahrungsmitteln und Kleidung für die Menschen in den schwer betroffenen Gebieten stehe im Mittelpunkt der Hilfsmaßnahmen.

Winterchaos in Asien: Japan versinkt im Schnee, in China wurden Temperaturen von minus 43 Grad gemessen, in Indien forderte die Kältewelle bereits mehr als hundert Todesopfer.

Neu-Delhi/Tokio/Peking - In Neu-Delhi wurde heute mit null Grad die niedrigste Temperatur seit 70 Jahren gemessen; im Norden stieg die Zahl der Kältetoten nach amtlichen Angaben auf 116. In Bangladesh erfroren Medienberichten zufolge in zwei Tagen 17 Menschen. Im pakistanischen Erdbebengebiet flohen Hunderte von Menschen vor der Kälte aus ihren Bergdörfern. In Japan sorgten ungewöhnlich ergiebige Schneefälle für ein Verkehrschaos.
Vogelgrippe: Das Virus erreicht Istanbul

08.Jan.2006 Detroit Motor Show: Deutsche Autobauer verkünden Rekordzahlen
Chemieunglück: Erneut chinesischer Fluss verseucht
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08.Jan.2006 17:58) Zeitungsbericht: Geheimdienst findet Beleg für CIA-Gefängnisse in Europa

08.Jan.2006 17:50) Kurzschluss: Vogel legt Mannheimer Bahnhof lahm
Buch-Digitalisierung: Google will mit Europas Regierungen zusammenarbeiten

15.Sep.2005 *
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Diebold Dropped in Volusia County, FL!
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State 'Punts' Issue Back to Feds for Further Testing on Security Issues
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I have a question for the trolls:
Do any real terrorists think that there is the possibility of them being spied on? Of course they do.

I imagine that infiltration of their operations is an ongoing high priority concern for them - it would be for me (see right there how I think like a terrorist? better watch out!)
**For any NSA perusing this blog, the aforementioned comment was a JOKE. Thank you for not wiretapping me.
So the story is not that some "cover" was blown on an illegal spying operation - as Colin Powell said, they could have gotten pretty much any approval they wanted to wiretap + even do it retroactively. The story IS, in fact, the abridgement of the freedoms of the people from unreasonable (unlawful) search and seizure.
Quit defending this, you fools. It has nothing to do with terrorists, unless you come to the logical conclusion that our government is acting like the the terrorists also.
Remember, "First they came for the trade unionists..." You morons are somewhere in that list. Eventually they will come for you, because they will have stepped over some boundary that you conflict with them over. Understand these people - they keep pushing forward. It's got nohting to do with protecting your freedoms and your security from some terrorist menace. It is about power, greed, control. And it is never enough.

Wie die ‘neutrale’ Schweiz ihre imperialistischen Interessen wahrnimmt Die schweizerische Bourgeoisie exportiert Kapital, beutet also zurückgebliebene Völker imperialistisch aus.” (Ebd., S. 272).

Während die Bourgeoisie danach ...
Landesamt für Verfassungsschutz Baden-Württemberg Seine Behauptung, der Nationalsozialismus sei „ imperialistisch “ gewesen, wird von der JF zu Recht als „verharmlosende Vokabel“ entlarvt. ...
Rom und Germanien
Chr. als offensiv oder defensiv, imperialistisch oder nicht- imperialistisch ... Die Praxis jedoch kann allenfalls als ansatzweise imperialistisch angesehen ...

"Die Religion des Schwertes" Was heute die USA, von Ayatollah Khomeini schon 1979 zum „Großen Satan“ ernannt,im Irak leisten, ist so wenig imperialistisch, wie es die Zerschlagung ...
Bush auf Kriegskurs...Nächstes Ziel Iran Weil dieses Volk selbst imperialistisch ist. Es ist nicht der Präsident, der Soldaten in den Krieg schickt.

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Die Zeit - Politik : Europa braucht keinen Vormund Der nationalistisch-egozentrische Einfluss imperialistisch gesinnter ...

Gleichzeitig schürten imperialistisch gesinnte Intellektuelle den Argwohn gegen ...
08.Jan.2006 Abt. II – Linksextremismus Ziel ist daher, die herrschende, als imperialistisch oder kapitalistisch diffamierte Staatsordnung durch einen revolutionären Akt zu überwinden, ...
Neue Bush-Doktrin im strengen,objektiven Sinn des Wortes ... Neue Bush-Doktrin im strengen,objektiven Sinn des Wortes imperialistisch ... imperialistisch :. Sie beansprucht. für die Vereinigten Staaten. Einseitig ...
Client Was "Stripped of His Identity" While in Federal Custody .: "His jailers addressed him as John Doe and any correspondence he received was addressed to John Doe," Sheriff said. "His family ... and all other relatives were not allowed to see or visit with him despite their efforts to do so."
13.Nov.2001 with no advance notice to Congress, President Bush signed a military order that gave the Pentagon the power to try, sentence + even execute anyone he identifies as an "illegal combatant" — a suspected terrorist who had violated the laws of war.
The point is, we are here, now, witnessing our government act like the Gestapo + our government turn into the fourth reich.

It's happening, dipshit. It's actually really happening. + it's indefensible under our Constitution, period.
......that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, & to institute new Government, laying it's Foundation on such Principles, & organizing it's Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety & Happiness. Prudence indeed will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light & transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shown that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed.

But when a long Train of Abuses & Usurpations pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty to throw off such Government, & to provide new Guards for their future Security. ~ 04.Jul.1776
08.Jan.2006 There you go again with that "George Bush is eroding our civil liberties" stuff.
It is making the rounds now that Bill Clinton issues an executive order to allow physical searches ( )

without a court order and Jimmy Carter issued an Executive Order to allow electronic monitoring without a court order ( ).
Following from a 1994 Washington Post Article
"Deputy Attorney General Jamie S. Gorelick, the Clinton administration believes the president "has inherent authority to conduct warrantless searches for foreign intelligence purposes."
So, please quit your silly whining that George Bush, alone, is responsible for such things.
Now, would any of you care to condemn Clinton and Carter for doing the same thing.

Clowntime is Over: The Last Stand of the American Republic
So now, at last, the crisis is upon us. Now the cards are finally on the table, laid out so starkly that even the Big Media sycophants and Beltway bootlickers can no longer ignore them.

Now the choice for the American Establishment is clear + inescapable: do you hold for the Republic, or for autocracy?  
There is no third way here, no other option, no wiggle room, no ambiguity.

The much-belated exposure of George W. Bush's warrantless spy program has forced the Bush-Cheney Regime to openly declare what they have long implied - + enacted - in secret:

that the president is above the law, a military autocrat with unlimited powers, beyond the restraint or supervision of any other institution or branch of government.

Outed as rank deceivers, perverters of the law and rapists of the Constitution, the Bush gang has decided that their best defense - their only defense, really - is a belligerent offense.

"Yeah, we broke the law," they now say; "so what? We'll break it again whenever we want to, because law don't stick to our Big Boss Man. What are you going to do about it, chump?"  
Liar. Quote ...Secondly, there are such things as roving wiretaps. Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires-a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so. It's important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think Patriot Act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is necessary to protect our homeland, because we value the Constitution.
But a roving wiretap means-it was primarily used for drug lords. A guy, a pretty intelligence drug lord would have a phone + in old days they could just get a tap on that phone. So guess what he'd do? He'd get him another phone, particularly with the advent of the cell phones. And so he'd start changing cell phones, which made it hard for our DEA types to listen, to run down these guys polluting our streets. And that changed, the law changed on-roving wiretaps were available for chasing down drug lords. They weren't available for chasing down terrorists, see? And that didn't make any sense in the post-9/11 era. If we couldn't use a tool that we're using against mobsters on terrorists, something needed to happen.
Quote Bush refutes `unchecked powers' in wiretap debate By Jeff Zeleny Washington bureau
Published December 19, 2005, 8:16 PM CST
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Monday forcefully defended his administration's eavesdropping program for terrorist suspects living in the United States as an essential element of protecting Americans from a new enemy + he said whoever unmasked the secret plan had committed a "shameful act."
As Republicans joined Democrats in calling for a congressional inquiry into the domestic spying program, the president insisted he had the legal and constitutional authority to order surveillance. He said he was concerned about citizens' civil liberties but denied suggestions that he had abused the power of the presidency + he vowed not to abandon the plan he approved after the 2001 terrorist attacks.,1,966073.story?coll=chi-news-hed

As an outsider, I am flabbergasted that Americans aren't literally trampling all over themselves in their headlong rush to get to DC and tear Washington down brick by officially fascist brick.
30,Sep.2001 -The People- THE WORLD FIGHTS BACK



THIS is just one of the camps revealed in the astonishingly clear satellite pictures. It is operated by the son of blind cleric Omar Abdul Rahman, who was jailed in the United States for plotting to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993.
Buch-Digitalisierung: Google will mit Europas Regierungen zusammenarbeiten

08.Jan.2006 Winterchaos in Japan: Abkommandiert zum Schneeschippen

08.Jan.2006 Winter: Asien leidet unter Rekordkälte und Schneechaos
2002 Topics
Terrorism: What's in a Name?
12.Sep.2002William Shakespeare wrote an immortal verse in Romeo and Juliet: 'What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.' The supreme dramatist was weaving his magical web of words around benign subjects like love in the late sixteenth century. I am writing about terrorism in Kashmir in the age of mujahideen armed with Kalashnikovs and rocket-propelled grenades. What's in a name? Why not call terrorism something else and perhaps it might still convey the stench of the worst imaginable cruelty humankind has ever known? No. Here Shakespeare is not applicable. Here, the name game attains far greater importance than in besotted Romeo's speeches. Let us consider the politics with names played in General Musharraf's land for proof.

An Assessment of Musharraf's Anti-Jihad Speech
13.Jan.2001 No Pakistani ruler has condemned the Jihadi culture and terrorism as squarely as General Musharraf has done in his 12 January 2001 speech. India has guardedly welcomed his speech but will have to wait to see it implemented.

  2001 Topics

Terrorist Attack on Parliament: Striking at the heart of Indian Democracy
18.Dec.2001 For the first time in the history of independent India, the Indian Parliament, located in the heart of the capital, New Delhi, came under terrorist attack. On 13 December 2001, five unidentified terrorists drove into the Parliament House complex, resulting in a shootout that lasted for nearly an hour. The Indian intelligence establishment believes this was an attempt to assassinate the Indian prime minister. Pakistan has not only rejected involvement in the attack but has also brought in troops to border positions.

The Terrorist Attack on the Indian Parliament: Analysis
13.Dec.2001 The terrorist attacks on the Indian Parliament on 13 December 2001 have been described as an attack on the heart of Indian democracy. The needle of suspicion points to Pakistan-based terrorist groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Muhammad. Security analyst B. Raman feels that the involvement of one of the Pakistani components of Osama bin Laden's International Islamic Front for Jihad is a strong possibility and further attacks are also possible in the near future.

Compelling Pakistan to Co-operate
14.Sep.2001 US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has called Pakistan a friend because it has offered unstinted support to the US in capturing the perpetrators of the 11.Sep.atrocities. But will Pakistan really co-operate? The answer is no - not unless the United States compels Pakistan to do so.

Terrorist Pearl Harbour
These are tentative comments on the terrorist Pearl Harbour attacks on the World Trade Centre towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington DC + an unidentified place near Pittsburgh recorded at

11 PM IST, on 11..Sep.2001

Counter Proxy War
Afghanistan marked an important landmark in the evolution of covert action techniques.

It was a proxy war, partly overt, partly covert, to make the Soviet troops bleed through the use of surrogates, without the direct involvement of US troops.

Musharraf, Bin Laden and the Lashkar
02.Jul.2001 Contrary to Pakistan's assesrtions, the military regime in that country is deeply involved with Islamist international terrorist networks including the one run by Osama bin Laden

  2000 Topics

Lashkar e Taiba: A Backgrounder
27.Dec.2000 The Lashkar e Taiba and its political wing called the Markaz Dawa Al Irshad have for many years been calling for the expansion of the so-called jihad to the rest of India from Jammu & Kashmir for creating two independent homelands for the Muslims of South and North India. As a first step in this jihad, it had in the past called for intensified activities in Hyderabad and Junagadh, which it looks upon as Pakistani territory. The Red Fort, as the seat of the Muslim rulers of the past, is an important symbol in its eyes. This paper is a backgrounder on the Lashkar e Taiba. It has been prepared out of extracts from past papers on various subjects written by the author.

Islamic Jihad and the United States
29.Oct.2000 The Jihadists in Pakistan have spread their influence all over the globe - even the United States is not immune. The startling part is that Pakistan''s secret service, the ISI, is deeply involved with the key Jihadist organisations and have helped set up such organisations in the United States.

Death Throes of Terrorism in Kashmir?
07.Aug.2000 The wave of terrorist killings in Kashmir on 1 August 2000, according to analyst B.Raman, signals the beginning of the end for terrorism in that state. The killings, which left close to a 100 people dead, was clearly the result of terrorist anger against the decision of Kashmir''s last indigenous militant group''s to talk to the Indian government. The killings evoked widespread condemnation even within Pakistan. The fact that Hindus were specifically targetted suggests that the perpetrators belonged to extremist organisation fighting under the banner of Islamic Jihad in Kashmir. Raman argues that this kind of violence in response to peace initiatives should not come as a surprise - rather this kind of violence will only increase.

Indian Home Minister's Statement on the Hijackers
06.Jan.2000 Indian Home Minister LK Advani issued a written statement on 6 January 2000, detailing the antecedents of the five hijackers of IC 814. All clues point to Pakistan.

  1999 Topics Indian Airlines IC 814 Hijack
A Chronology of the Hijacking
The Pakistani Connection
The Prize: Masood Azhar
The Harkat ul Ansar

US Attitude to Pakistan: The Bin Laden Factor
10.Aug.1999 It would be over-optimistic to view the USA's supportive attitude to India during the recent Kargil conflict essentially as an indicator of India's enhanced importance in the US perception.

Kashmir: After 10 Years of Violence
02.Apr.1999 This year would mark 10 years since the outbreak of violence in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

Explosions in Tashkent, The Background
08.Mar.1999 16.Feb.1999 -there were a series of six car bomb explosions in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, killing, according to official accounts, 16 persons and injuring 130 others.

The Capture of Abdullah Ocalan: An Analysis
19.Feb.1999 The facts regarding the circumstances under which Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (KWP), was captured in Nairobi and flown to Istanbul clandestinely by the Turkish Special Forces are not yet clear.

Whereabouts of Bin Laden: An Analysis
15.Feb.1999 "One of the priority tasks of the reshuffled ISI is going to be to pressurise the Taliban to throw Bin Laden out of Afghanistan. Nawaz Sharif is under tremendous pressure from the US to make the Taliban moderate its anti-woman policies and to hand over Bin Laden to the US, failing which the US reportedly wants the ISI and the IB to co-operate with the CIA and the FBI in having him captured from his hide-out in Kandahar and flown to the US in a Noriega-style operation.

Sayed Abu Nasir believed to be close associates of Osama Bin Laden
22.Jan.1999 Press reports of the Police version have alleged that the Sayed Abu Nasir, along with 6 others—4 from Egypt and one each from the Sudan and Myanmar "are believed to be close associates of Osama Bin Laden" and that they had " active assistance and guidance from the ISI to blow up the US consulates." The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is the military-controlled Pakistani external intelligence agency.

Terrorism 1999: Changing Profile
06.Jan.1999 Despite the continued activities of some Marxist + Maoist groups in India, Nepal, the Philippines, Japan + some countries of Latin America, terrorism inspired by ideology is on the decline after the collapse of Communism.

  1998 Topics

Osama Bin Laden: Rumblings in Afghanistan
22.Dec.1998 There are tentative, but as yet unconfirmed indications that following the US bombing of the terrorist camps in Afghanistan, an unsuccessful revolt took place against Mullah Mohammad Omar, the son-in-law of Bin Laden, who lives in Kandahar.

United States Bombing of Terrorist Camps in Afghanistan
03.Nov.1998 An analysis of United States bombings of terrorist camps in Afghanistan, the impact of this on Osama Bin Laden and its implications for India.

Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's Assassins to be Hanged
28.Jan.1998 Judge awards Death sentence to 26 people found guilty of killing the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Kandy Blast Forces Sri Lanka to Outlaw LTTE
26.Jan.1998 The wave of Sinhala protests all over Sri Lanka following the powerful bomb blast near the gate of the country's most sacred Buddhist shrine, Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Tooth at Kandy, has forced the Kumaratunga Government to finally outlaw the LTTE.

23 Kashmiri Pundits massacred by Terrorists in Kashmir
25.Jan.1998 Terrorists shot dead 23 civilians in the village of Wandhama, a hamlet in the foothills of the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir.

Major Bomb Blasts in New Delhi during 1997
03.Jan.1998 The spate of unsolved bomb blast cases in the National Capital Region has put tremendous pressure on the local police. The Delhi Police complain of lack of resources to combat terrorism.

  1997 Topics

Four Americans Killed in Retaliation to Kansi Conviction
12.Nov.1997 Unidentified gunmen killed four American auditors + their Pakistani driver  in Karachi on 12.Nov.1997 -two days after Pakistani national Mir Aimal Kansi, 33, was convicted for the murder of two agents of America's Central Intelligence Agency.

Mir Aimal Kansi The Most Wanted Man on the FBI list Arrested
00.Jun.1997 "After a four-and-a-half-year manhunt that reached from Washington's suburbs to Afghanistan's deserts, the suspect, Mir Amal Kansi, a 33-year-old Pakistani,was handed over by "Afghan individuals" after the United States had placed a $2 million reward on his head.

All Western Hostages Killed, Claims Harkat Militant
07.May 1997 The two associates of the Harkat ul Ansar chief arrested after a shootout claim that all four Western tourists taken hostage by their group have been murdered.

  1996 Topics

Facts About Ramzi Ahmed Yousef
01.Oct.1996 Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, the best known Islamist terrorist in the world who is currently undergoing trial in the United States for committing acts of terrorism on American soil including the bomb blast at the New York World Trade Center, is actually a Pakistani and not an Iraqi or Kuwaiti as reported in sections of the Western media.

Al Faran and the Hostage Crisis in Kashmir
10.Mar.1996 A shadowy terrorist outfit calling itself Al Faran abducted six Western tourists last year. One of them, an American, escaped while another, a Norwegian, was brutally executed in 1995.

World Terrorism: An Introduction
01.Jan.1996 Today the biggest and the most insidious threat to mankind is ideologically motivated terrorists who, given money and materiel, are willing to perpetrate the worst of crimes against humanity.

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Frederick Clarkson (3 comments) IT'S NOT PARTISAN: Conservatives & Republicans object to Bush's spying on his fellow citizens
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Propaganda 101: Mastery of the Dark Arts
This enticing satire on spin reveals how the tools of persuasion, wrought from the bloodline of Sigmund Freud himself are used every day to engineer public consensus in a way that favors a thin slice of western society.

Oddly, the contractor was not named in news articles.  

Murray's office found 20 states in which the IRS (or its contractor) had collected party affiliation info:

Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

Voter-registration data is public info in many states, but why would the IRS want it?

Maybe, the contractor wanted the info for its own purposes and inadvertently passed it along to the IRS.  

In that case, tax dollars paid that contractor to do its other business---which may amount to contractor fraud.

This situation came to light after Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, told IRS officials about it last month.  

IRS Deputy Commissioner John Dalrymple wrote the following to Kelley:
"the IRS makes no use of any information related to political party affiliation because IRS rules prohibit such usage," he wrote.

"The only portion of voter registration information that is used relates to the voter's address."

Officials should answer several questions, before speculations run wilder:  

 Who was the contractor?

 Why did the contractor collect such info?

 Why did the contractor send that info to the IRS?

 How long has this been going on?
IRS Tracked Taxpayers' Political Info: Are Punitive Audits in our Future? By
D Cupples
01/07/2006 02:45:26 PM EST
Keywords: irs, internal revenue service, audit, political, party, affiliation, patty murray, colleen kelley First, we learn that exec-branch staffers outed a CIA agent to punish her husband for criticizing President Bush.  Next, we learn that an exec-branch agency has been illegally spying on Americans with Bush's blessings.  

What's next, punitive IRS audits for Bush-critics?

It's not beyond possibility, given that a private contractor hired by the IRS to find deadbeat taxpayers collected voter information (including party affiliation) and gave it to the IRS:

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a member of an appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over the IRS, said the practice was an "outrageous violation of the public trust" that could undermine the agency's credibility.

IRS officials acknowledged that party affiliation information was routinely collected by a vendor for several months. They told the vendor last month to screen the information out.
Five More Marines Killed in Iraq in a War Where Bush Has Created a State of Terror, Where We Don't Even Know Who is Fighting Us + We Have Stopped Counting the Dead. Who Will Save Us From the King George of America 2006?
"Iran to Resume Nuclear Research Next Week?" Let's Make a Deal with the Iranian People. They Force the Clowns Running their Government from Power + We'll do the Same to Our Clowns. Good Deal, Right?
Is this why DeLay stepped down? Probing a second firm tied to the ex-Majority Leader
The Book that Forced the New York Times to Reveal Bush's Illegal Spying on Americans. "State of War: The Secret History of the C.I.A. and the Bush Administration," by James Risen
Three Christian ministers claim to have snuck into a Senate hearing room in order to anoint the chairs that will be used for Alito's confirmation hearing..."We did adequately apply oil to all the seats...God is interested" 1/8
Until seeing "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," we had no idea how emblematic of the Bush Administration Enron was.
German chancellor speaks out against Guantanamo: Mr. Bush, tear down this gulag 1/8
U.S. will build high-security prison in Afghanistan for terror suspects 1/8
Poll shows most Americans think snooping needs a warrant...
IRS tracked political info on taxpayers 1/8

08.Jan.2006 As you surely know, "Godfather" Jack Abramoff (G.O.P. moneyman + funder of Israeli sniper schools) teamed up with Ralph Reed (a professional pseudo-Christian) to run a protection racket involving Indian tribes. Any tribe that made a sufficient pay-off to Abramoff -- i.e., to the Republican party -- was allowed to operate a casino. If the Indians didn't fork over the dough (for Abramoff's alleged "lobbying" services), Reed would send word out to his hordes of Jesusmaniac zombies: "We are shocked -- SHOCKED to discover that gambling is taking place on Indian lands! Let us bring the wrath of God down upon the heathens!"
The Republicans, it seems, had a scheme to grab a huge chunk of all the world's casino action, including Indian gaming, internet gambling and casino boats operating outside U.S. territorial waters. That's one of two reasons why Godfather Jack and his gang insisted on grabbing the extremely lucrative casino boats operating out of South Florida.
(The other reason, of course, is drugs. Those boats come and go without oversight -- and if you're a grown-up, you know damn well what that means.)
Daniel Hopsicker, in a
fine new piece on the Abramoff scandal, puts the matter nicely: Writing a quarter million dollars worth of checks (for no discernible purpose) to Mafia hit men who are later charged with the murder of the check-writer’s biggest enemy in the whole damn world is just another in a long line of "freak coincidences" in South Florida, a place where things have always been a little... different . 08.Jan.2006
In the late 1990s, however, the normally lethargic lawman managed to rouse himself for an all out "Sitzkrieg." With uncharacteristic gusto, he went after...
Gus Boulis.
The operators of the SunCruz ships and the New SeaEscape were charged individually with both unlawful sports bookmaking and casino gambling. The operators of the Monte Carlo were charged with unlawful casino gambling, while the operators of the Palm Beach Princess were charged with unlawful bookmaking.
The investigation was conducted jointly by the attorney general's office, Broward County State Attorney Michael Satz...
My point is this: Boulis didn't sell his boats just because Bob Ney insulted him. Pressure from Florida prosecutors did the trick. They accused Boulis of various misdeeds, such as not making correct payouts to his customers.
Those were important crimes. Murder, it seems, is not.
Yes, the murder investigation is now a state matter; Sitz can't sit on this one all by himself. But even at the state level, we're talking about the same fellows who went after Boulis.
Who watches the watchmen? Abramoff may be singing now, but does anyone want to hear him sing about...oh, say, Michael Satz?
The killing of Gus Boulis will probably go down in history as one of those crimes -- everyone knows what really happened, even though the guys who ordered the hit will probably never be charged with murder. Don't expect to see headlines about Republican thugs who use gunfire to control the gaming and drug trades. If such headlines ever do appear, even the Jesusmaniac zombies might get a clue as to what their beloved G.O.P. has really been up to these past couple of decades.
There are all sorts of protection rackets. The most important one: Protecting the public from ever hearing the truth.
Congo's 3.9 m victims: Deadliest crisis in 60 years By David Blair
"Ignorance about its scale + impact is almost universal and international engagement remains completely out of proportion to humanitarian need." The committee found that Congo's war claimed 38,000 lives every month in 2004.

Die Nasa-Techniker waren eigentlich davon ausgegangen, dass der rötliche Staub des Mars die Energiespender nach relativ kurzer Zeit zudecken und die Roboter stoppen würde. Doch mittlerweile wissen die Ingenieure, warum das nicht geschehen ist:

Auf dem Mars weht der Wind regelmäßig kräftig genug, um die Solarzellen der Rover immer wieder freizupusten.
So können "Spirit" und "Opportunity" weiterhin wertvolle Informationen zur Erde funken. "Diese Rover leben von geborgter Zeit", sagt Steven Squyres, der wissenschaftliche Leiter der Mars-Mission. "Wir haben die Garantiezeit lange überschritten."

Jetzt werde jeden Tag versucht, alles aus den Sonden herauszuholen. "Wir leben von Tag zu Tag", sagt Squyres.
Rover überstanden technische Pannen

Klaus Stöhr, der Chef des Influenza-Programmes der Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO hatte noch am Morgen in einem Interview gesagt, es gebe keine neuen Hinweise, das das Virus sich von Mensch zu Mensch übertragen könne. "Das Gefahrenpotenzial hat sich nicht verändert", sagte Stöhr im NDR. Die Seuche sei in der Türkei offenbar schon viel länger verbreitet als angenommen. Ausgebreitet habe sie sich wegen eines unzureichenden Seuchenschutzes. Nach Stöhrs Angaben hat sich die Zahl der Verdachtsfälle bei Menschen in der Türkei auf 50 erhöht

Das Vogelgrippe-Virus scheint sich in der Türkei mit großer Geschwindigkeit zu verbreiten. In der Hauptstadt Ankara wurden nach Behördenangaben drei Menschen in einer Klinik positiv auf das Virus getestet. Im Norden des Landes wurde das Virus bei toten Vögeln nachgewiesen.

Bei den in Ankara in einem Krankenhaus getesteten Menschen handele es sich um zwei Kinder und einen Erwachsenen, teilte der Stadtgoverneur Kamal Onal am Sonntag mit. Es ist unklar, ob es sich um den hochgefährlichen H5N1-Typ handelt, an dem im Osten der Türkei bereits mindestens zwei, vermutlich drei Kinder gestorben sind. Bei zwei weiteren Kindern ist dort ebenfalls H5N1 nachgewiesen worden. Die Todesfälle waren die ersten bei Menschen durch den gefährlichen Virusstamm außerhalb Südostasiens.
Türkei: Vogelgrippe erreicht die Hauptstadt
Protest auf See: Greenpeace-Schiff kollidiert mit Walfänger

08.Jan.2006 Griechenland: Starkes Erdbeben erschüttert Athen
Zähe Maschinen: Mars-Roboter bleiben sauber
Pakistan: Uno unterbricht nach Tumulten Hilfsflüge für Erdbebenopfer
08.Jan.2006 Streit um Atomenergie: Koch will Option für neue Kernkraftwerke

25.Jan.1996 - Agreement between the Secretary of State for heritage + the BBC (with treasury minutes).

An example from the agreement:

8.3 If + whenever in the opinion of the Secretary of State an emergency shall have arisen in which it is expedient in the public interest that Her Majesty's Government in the UK shall have control over the broadcasting or transmission of any matter whatsoever by means of the stations or any of them, it shall be lawful for the Secretary of State to direct and cause the stations or any of them or any part thereof to be taken possession of in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty and to prevent the Corporation from using them + also to cause the stations or any of them or any part thereof to be used for Her Majesty's service, or to take such other steps as he may think fit to secure control over the stations or any of them + in that event any person authorised by the Secretary of State may enter upon the stations or any of them and the offices and works of the Corporation or any of them and take possession thereof and use the same as aforesaid.

Charter available on the BBC website HMSO, 0171 873 9090, 0117 926 4306 or 01232 325672 BBC Producers Guidelines
08.Jan.2006 Alasdair Milne was a crucial figure in the transmission of all three programmes, without his backing none would have gone ahead.

He had to be removed to save the Conservative party + the establishment, further embarrassment.

Since Alisdair's sacking the BBC's producers have lost the will to fight for controversial programmes which serve the public rather than establishment interest. Thursday 29th January 1987 was the day public service ended at the BBC.
10.Sep.2001 BBC hopefuls face their first interrogation
By David Lister, Media and Culture Editor

A secretive panel of figures from business, politics, the media and academia will begin an exhaustive interrogation this week of the six candidates for the sensitive position of BBC chairman, who will preside over some of the most revolutionary changes in the corporation's history.
08.Jan.2006 DG Dyke proud to be 'Top Dog' - [this article appeared in early editions of the Sunday Times newspaper but has not appeared on the Sunday Times website] David Brown

Greg Dyke, director-general of the BBC, can expect rumblings of discontent from staff who have to pay for their own tea and biscuits when he returns tomorrow suntanned and relaxed after a junket to America.

Dyke and 14 of his senior managers ran up a bill of £250,000 - equivalent to 2,200 licence fees - during the six-day training trip in Dallas and San Francisco.

His group stayed at the exclusive 'Mansion' in Turtle Creek hotel in Dallas where rooms cost up to £1,750 a night. The hotel is a favourite among celebrities including Mick Jagger, Sharon Stone and Richard Gere.

They then moved on to the 'W' Hotel in the heart of San Francisco where rooms cost between £210 and £412 a day.

During the trip they were "motivated" by guided visits to American companies with a "can do" attitude, such as the IT company Cisco Systems, Southwest airlines and Ritz-Carlton hotels.

The trip, for Dyke and members of his 'Make It Happen' management team, was organised by the London-based "creative and innovation" training company 'What If.' The junket was marketed under the title 'Top Dog'.

The group was accompanied by a handful of What If consultants and two company Chief Executives: Eric Peacock of Business Link in Hertfordshire + Liam Black of the Furniture Resource Centre Group.

Dan Proctor, of What If, is reported to have said that the group were stimulated and learnt about ideas that "you can't get out of a book".

Last night the BBC defended the trip, insisting the expense represented just a fraction of its £30m annual training budget.

A spokesman said: "It is leadership training for people who are really going to effect culture change".

The BBC refused to confirm the total bill for the trip but a similar expedition last year by Alan Yentob, its director of drama and entertainment + Jane Root, controller of BBC2, is believed to have cost £15,950 per person, excluding flights.

The cost of Dyke's trip will anger other employees at the corporation after his recent announcement that 750 jobs had to be cut. Last year he cut 50 of the 170 employees due to cover the prestigious Edinburgh festival, citing the need to reduce spending on expensive junkets.

When he joined the BBC last year Dyke vowed to cut management costs to free up money to make radio and television programmes. Last year the corporation was attacked for sending dozens of managers on workshops at a luxury hotel in order to improve their "emotional intelligence".

Dyke's cost-cutting has also not extended to his own salary. After just a year in charge he was rewarded with a bonus of £91,000 - on top of his £347,000 basic salary.
08.Jan.2006,6903,1318577,00.html Pauline Neville-Jones is.... International governor of the BBC Chairman of Qinetiq

On the council for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)* + was.... Foreign affairs advisor to John Major Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee Career member of British Diplomatic Service Political Director in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Managing Director in NatWest Markets Vice Chairman of Hawkpoint Partners, a Corporate Advisory house.
08.Jan.2006 BBC governor under fire for Iraq contracts,6903,1318577,00.html

Antony Barnett, public affairs editor

03.Oct.2004 - The Observer The BBC chief who played a pivotal role in how the corporation covered the Iraq war + the David Kelly affair, stands to profit out of a firm with lucrative military contracts in Iraq.

Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, a BBC governor, emerged as one of the main figures in the feud between the BBC and the government in the fallout of the Hutton inquiry into the death of weapons scientist Dr David Kelly, being blamed personally by former-director general Greg Dyke for his sacking.

Neville-Jones, a former chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, took an unusually active role in the Kelly affair, criticising Andrew Gilligan's reporting and also expressing unease about Kelly's expertise.

Now it has emerged that Neville-Jones chairs a company providing military equipment for US Humvees + Black Hawk helicopters, both of which are used in Iraq, leading to calls for her to reconsider her position as a governor.

Documents from Companies House reveal that Neville-Jones earned £133,000 last year as chairman of Qinetiq, the privatised research arm of the MoD.

The company recently bought two US defence firms that have intimate ties to the Pentagon and multi-million-dollar contracts supplying the US forces in Iraq.

The company's accounts also disclose that Neville-Jones owns £50,000 worth of shares in Qinetiq which are held through the controversial US fund the Carlyle Group.

The fund is known as the 'Ex-Presidents Club' because of the number of former world leaders it has employed, including President Bush's father and former Tory Prime Minister John Major.

Following Qinetiq's move into the US defence market, the company hopes to float on the stock market, a move that would probably see the value of Neville-Jones's shares rise.

Neville-Jones, who sits on the BBC's programme complaint committee, has always declared her chairmanship of Qinetiq, but backbench MPs are now calling on her to consider her position as governor.

Former defence minister Peter Kilfoyle said: 'The fact that she has such a financial interest in the armaments industry and firms involved in Iraq appears to be a real conflict of interest. She should have stepped aside when it came to discussing military issues.'

Labour MP Llew Smith, Labour MP said: 'It is completely inappropriate that someone so senior in the BBC should be leading a firm making huge profits from the misery caused by the invasion of Iraq.'

Neville-Jones was personally blamed by Dyke for leading the boardroom revolt against him after Hutton criticised the corporation for failing to correct its reporting over the WMD dossier.

It emerged in the Hutton inquiry that Neville-Jones sent BBC chairman Gavin Davies a note expressing her unease that Gilligan may have exaggerated the status of Kelly, who killed himself over the scandal.

Qinetiq was formed out of the part-privatisation of the MoD's military research arm.

The MoD still owns 51 % of the company, which announced last month that it paid £160 million to buy US firms Foster-Miller and Westar.
08.Jan.2006 * International Institute for Strategic Studies - what is it -
08.Jan.2006 Critical description of IISS from "The Committee of 300" by Dr John Coleman: page 178

The IISS is the vehicle for MI6-Tavistock black propaganda + wet jobs (an intelligence over name denoting an operation where bloodshed is required), adverse nuclear incidents and terrorism, which goes to the world's press for dissemination, as well as to governments and military establishments.

Membership in the IISS includes representatives of 87 major wire services and press associations, as well as 138 senior editors and columnists....

The IISS is nothing more than a higher echelon opinion maker, as defined by Lippmann and Bernays. In the writing of books + in newspapers, IISS was formed to be a coordinating centre for not only creating opinions, but to get those opinions and scenarios out much faster and to a far greater audience than could be reached by a book for example.... "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in a democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government, which is the true ruling power in our country...... We are governed, our minds are moulded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of...." Edward Bernays
21.Aug.2005 - Independent - Shame on BBC News for its sour grapes over the ITV News scoop

By Greg Dyke - Published: 22 August 2005 There was sour grapes last week in the BBC Newsroom as, in their own news bulletin, they condemned ITN for exposing the Metropolitan Police as liars in the De Menezes shooting case. ITN had clear evidence that Sir Ian Blair and other senior Met. officers had lied and instituted a cover up over the murder of a Brazilian on the London Underground. Firearms officers threatened to walk out if any of them were prosecuted and Sir Ian Blair caved in to their demands for immunity. [ed.]

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Delays Name wird auch in Zusammenhang mit der Affäre um den Lobbyisten Jack Abramoff genannt, der sich am Dienstag in einem Korruptionsverfahren schuldig bekannt hat.

Abramoff erklärte sich außerdem zur Zusammenarbeit mit den Behörden bei umfangreichen Ermittlungen gegen führende Parlamentarier und deren Mitarbeiter bereit, die von ihm und anderen Lobbyisten bestochen worden sein sollen.

DeLay, ein enger politischer Freund Präsident George W. Bushs, soll von Abramoff oder dessen Verbindungsmännern in den Jahren 2001 bis 2004 mindestens 57.000 Dollar (48.000 Euro) erhalten haben.
Die Affäre kommt Bushs Republikanern rund zehn Monate vor den Kongresswahlen äußerst ungelegen, pflegte doch der Lobbyist Abramoff enge Kontakte zu republikanischen Politikern. Die Ermittlungen könnten die Chancen der Republikaner, die seit 1994 die Mehrheit im Kongress stellen, bei der Wahl im November schmälern. Nach einer neuen Umfrage der Nachrichtenagentur AP und des Ipsos-Instituts würden es 49 Prozent der Wähler lieber sehen, wenn die oppositionellen Demokraten die Mehrheit im Kongress stellen. Nur 36 Prozent wünschen sich eine Mehrheit der Republikaner.

Der Grund für das strikte Vorgehen gegen den Heereschef: Aguado hatte am Freitag bei einem Empfang mit König Juan Carlos indirekt mit einem Einsatz des Militärs gedroht, sollte Katalonien mit seinen Forderungen nach mehr Eigenständigkeit die Einheit Spaniens gefährden. "Das Militär sollte sich politischer Kommentare enthalten, aber es ist unsere Pflicht hier zu warnen", sagt Aguado. "Als Militärs haben wir geschworen die Einheit Spaniens zu wahren", fügte er hinzu. Aguado warnte vor "schweren Konsequenzen", sollten die Autonomiepläne Kataloniens in ihrer jetzigen Form umgesetzt werden.
Der General berief sich bei seinen Äußerungen auf Artikel VIII der Verfassung, wonach die Streitkräfte die Souveränität des Landes und dessen territoriale Integrität schützen müssen. Nach der spanischen Verfassung darf sich das Militär nicht in die politische Debatte einmischen. Die endgültige Entscheidung über die Entlassung des Generals muss kommende Woche der Ministerrat treffen. Seit dem Ende der Franco-Diktatur vor 30 Jahren ist noch nie ein General unter Arrest gestellt worden.

Korruptionsskandal: US-Republikaner DeLay verzichtet auf Vorsitz
Spanien: Heereschef unter Hausarrest
"In der gesamten Geschichte haben nachrichtendienstliche Erkenntnisse über Datenübertragungen kritischen Anteil an der Kriegführung gehabt." Hätte man den Kongress um Erlaubnis gefragt, hätte dies außerdem "unsere Feinde über unsere geheimdienstlichen Möglichkeiten und Grenzen informiert", so Moschella in einem Brief an die Abgeordneten.
Der Bericht des "Congressional Research Service" kommt nun offenbar zu einem anderen Ergebnis. Laut der "Washington Post" heißt es in dem 44-seitigen Text unter anderem: "Es erscheint unwahrscheinlich, dass ein Gericht der Ansicht zustimmen würde, dass der Kongress explizit oder implizit die elektronischen NSA-Überwachungsaktionen autorisiert hat." Die Begründungen aus dem Justizministerium "scheinen keine gute Basis zu haben", so die Experten. Einige Abgeordnete hatten schon zuvor gefordert, gegen Bush wegen der Lauschattacken ein Amtsenthebungsverfahren anzustrengen. Diesen Forderungen dürfte der Bericht neue Nahrung geben.

Der demokratische Senator Frank Church, der damals einen Geheimdienst-Untersuchungsausschuss des Senats leitete, sagte damals, diese Lausch-Möglichkeiten könnten jederzeit gegen das amerikanische Volk gewendet werden: "Ich weiß, dass es die Kapazitäten gibt, in Amerika eine vollkommene Tyrannei einzurichten + wir müssen dafür sorgen, dass dieser Geheimdienst (die NSA) und alle anderen Dienste mit Zugriff auf solche Technologien im Rahmen des Gesetzes und unter ordentlicher Kontrolle handeln, so dass wir niemals diesen Abgrund überqueren."
Schließlich wurde 1978 das FISA-Gesetz verabschiedet, um den geheimdienstlichen Datenhunger mit juristischen Mitteln einzudämmen.

Jede Abhöraktion gegen US-Amerikaner musste seitdem von den Richtern des FISC abgesegnet werden - bis die Regierung von George W. Bush sich nach den Attentaten des 11..Sep.2001 entschied, das Gericht zu umgehen.

Und das, obwohl das Gericht sich stets sehr kooperativ gezeigt hatte: Seit seiner Gründung hat es etwa 19.000 Abhöraktionen erlaubt - + nur fünf zurückgewiesen.

Selbst in diesem Fall hat die Regierung eine weitere Einspruchsmöglichkeit, die in 27 Jahren aber nur ein einziges Mal in Anspruch genommen wurde.
Legales Vorgehen zu langsam?

Bush hatte Mitte Dezember 2005 zugegeben, nach den Anschlägen vom 11..Sep.2001 zahlreiche Lauschangriffe durch die National Security Agency (NSA) genehmigt zu haben. So wurden Telefongespräche abgehört und E-Mails mitgelesen. Bush betonte, die Aktionen hätten sich auf Verdächtige mit Verbindungen zu al-Qaida beschränkt, eine richterliche Genehmigung der Lauschangriffe sei nach der Verabschiedung des Patriot Act überflüssig gewesen. Mit dem Gesetzespaket war der Anti-Terror-Kampf unter dem Eindruck der Anschläge neu geregelt worden. In den USA hat das Bekanntwerden des Lauschangriffs Empörung ausgelöst.
Nicht der erste große Lauschangriff auf US-Bürger
In den USA wurde in den siebziger Jahren ein spezieller Gerichtshof eingerichtet, um derartige Lauschaktionen im Inland zu genehmigen. Gemäß dem Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) von 1978 entscheidet der Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) über jede Anfrage, US-Bürger im Inland zu belauschen. Einer der Richter des FISC ist im Dezember wegen der ungenehmigten Lauschaktionen bereits empört zurückgetreten. Der Gerichtshof war 1978 wegen eines ähnlichen Abhörskandals eingerichtet worden: dem sogenannten Project Shamrock.
Unter diesem Codenamen hatten die NSA und ihre Vorläuferorganisation Jahrzehntelang Kopien aller internationalen Telegramme in die USA und von den Vereinigten Staaten ins Ausland gesammelt. In einem weiteren Projekt namens Minaret wurden Listen mit Namen von US-Bürgern geführt, die sich beispielsweise in Protesten gegen den Vietnamkrieg engagiert hatten. Nach den Erkenntnissen eines Untersuchungssauschusses, der damals eingerichtet worden war, wurden Informationen über 75.000 Amerikaner gesammelt.
"Kapazität für eine vollkommene Tyrannei"


Eine Expertenkommission des US-Kongresses hat den von Präsident Bush genehmigten Lauschangriff massiv kritisiert. Die Rechtsexperten kommen zu dem Schluss, dass die Abhöraktion ohne Gerichtsbeschluss mit geltendem Recht in Konflikt steht.

Washington - In seiner Untersuchung kommt der wissenschaftliche Dienst des Kongresses ("Congressional Research Service") laut einem Bericht der "Washington Post" zu dem Schluss, dass Bushs Abhör-Anweisung für Terror-Ermittlungen ohne richterliche Genehmigung "mit geltendem Recht in Konflikt steht und auf schwachen juristischen Argumenten fußt". Die von George W. Bush und seinem Justizminister Alberto Gonzales angeführten Argumente wiesen die Experten dem Bericht zufolge zurück. Diese Argumente "scheinen nicht gut fundiert zu sein", zitiert die "Washington Post" aus dem Gutachten.
Die Bundesregierung will nach SPIEGEL-Informationen in einer gemeinsamen Initiative mit der Türkei die Freilassung des in Guantanamo einsitzenden Deutsch-Türken Murat Kurnaz erreichen. Deutsche Diplomaten in Ankara sind inzwischen bei der türkischen Regierung vorstellig geworden, um über einen gemeinsamen Vorstoß bei den Amerikanern zu beraten. Kurnaz wuchs zwar in Bremen auf, besitzt bis heute aber nur die türkische Staatsangehörigkeit.
Hamburg - Merkel sagte in einem SPIEGEL-Gespräch: "Eine Institution wie Guantanamo kann und darf auf Dauer so nicht existieren. Es müssen Mittel und Wege für einen anderen Umgang mit den Gefangenen gefunden werden." Sie kündigte an, dieses Thema kommende Woche bei ihrem Treffen mit George W. Bush anzusprechen.
Pluses And Minuses -By Charley Reese
Now that President Bush has launched a new propaganda campaign to convince Americans that we are winning the war in Iraq, it's a good idea to go back to the basics and look at the pluses and minuses of this war.

Primal smirk
The War God has his eyes on Iran — can we stop him? By ROBERT C. KOEHLER Tribune Media Services
I ache with fresh hope and foreboding at this time of year. The time is ripe for an overarching vision of a world without war — a tough, smart vision that can claim headlines and hold its own with the spin machines of government. Without it, we’re doomed to . . . war with Iran?

Vor US-Besuch: Beifall für Merkels Guantanamo-Kritik
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07.Jan.2006 Vor US-Besuch: Merkel fordert Schließung von Guantanamo
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07.Jan.2006 Norquist was the Executive Director of College Republican National Committee (CRNC) between 1981-83.

"As Executive Director of the College Republican National Committee 01.Jan.1980-31.Dec.1989 -in the s- he oversaw the transformation of the committee into a conservative grassroots powerhouse for the Reagan adiministration. Mr. Norquist, Jack Abramoff and Ralph Reed added streamlined the College Republican national structure turned away from the establishment and toward conservatism. "During his tenure, the College Republican s gained a reputation for hard hitting activism. They built and destroyed a pseudo Berlin Wall for the press and printed thousands of posters depicting marching Russian troops with the caption, 'The Soviet Union Needs You….Support a Nuclear Freeze'," a biogrpahical profile notes.[6] ( )
SPIEGEL ONLINE: Wie hat die Mafia eigentlich von den streng geheimen Kuba-Plänen der Kennedy-Regierung erfahren?
aldron: Die Mafia hat seit 1959 mit der CIA zusammengearbeitet und zwar mit dem Ziel, Castro zu ermorden. Deswegen sah die CIA die Mafia als Bündnispartner an, was die Mafiosi wiederum ausnutzten, um an Kennedy heranzukommen. Nach der Ermordung war die CIA in erster Linie damit beschäftigt, ihre Verbindungen zur Mafia zu verschleiern. Die Vertuschungsbemühungen sind mittlerweile in veröffentlichten Geheimquellen bestens belegt.
SPIEGEL ONLINE: Auch 42 Jahren danach scheint es noch immer mehrere rivalisierende Theorien zur Ermordung von JFK zu geben....
Waldron: Wenigstens eine Gewissheit kann ich Ihnen ganz bestimmt geben: Wenn George W. Bush tatsächlich glauben würde, das Castro den Mord an Kennedy zu verantworten hätte, dann wäre er sicherlich schon längst in Kuba einmarschiert.

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Die Zeit - Wirtschaft : Kaufmann des Todes
Der Kaufmann des Todes will die Kontrolle über die Ölfelder von Kirkuk. ...

00.Mai 1923 Zaharoff gilt neben JP Morgan und Rockefeller als einer der reichsten ...

Die Zeit - Wirtschaft : Besessen, beharrlich und belehrbar Rockefeller wird zum reichsten Mann der Welt und zum größten Wohltäter Amerikas. ... Der clevere Kaufmann Boulton lässt bei der britischen Regierung seine ...
IRS tracked taxpayers’ political affiliation : As it hunted down tax scofflaws, the Internal Revenue Service collected information on the political party affiliations of taxpayers in 20 states.

06.Jan.2006 US satellites 'spying' on anti-whaling ships: Greens leader Senator Bob Brown says he is outraged at a Japanese claim that US naval intelligence is using satellites to spy on the anti-whaling activities of Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd in the Southern Ocean

06.Jan.2006 Onward - Warriors of the Rainbow:
Charles Sullivan : Peak Oil and the End of Empire : Those in power are secretly panic stricken. America’s unequaled military firepower is utterly dependent on the life blood of cheap oil to keep the machinery of run amok capitalism running. Given the atrocities that the U.S. is inflicting with impunity around the world, there will be hell to pay when that advantage is lost.

06.Jan.2006 US backs India’s quest to acquire nuke technology: In a strong endorsement of India’s quest to acquire technology and equipment to generate atomic power, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said that it will have to have civilian nuclear energy and not be dependent on countries posing concerns.

06.Jan.2006 An Imperial President? Bush Claims Right To Ignore New Law Banning Torture: Three influential Republicans Senators are condemning President Bush for claiming he has the authority to ignore a new law banning the torture of prisoners during interrogations.

06.Jan.2006 Padilla Begins Defense: Padilla was transferred to civilian custody Thursday and made his first appearance in court. He was scheduled to return Friday to enter a plea.

06.Jan.2006 Guantanamo Bay force feeding raises painful memories : Former prisoners of recent British penal history recall the trauma of torture and forced feeding, now happening to Muslim hunger strikers

06.Jan.2006 Letter from Al Jazeera Cameraman imprisoned in Guantanamo: I cannot stop asking myself this question, why do they punish me? It is becoming an obsession, but I cannot get it out of my head. All these punishments began when they put me in prison in Bagram, Afghanistan.

06.Jan.2006 Arcata City Council urges Bush impeachment: A split City Council yesterday passed a resolution demanding the impeachment or resignation of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

06.Jan.2006 Jerry Texiero-Vietnam War Resister:: In its push to hold Jerry Texiero out as an example to those in today’s military (to dissuade them from walking away from another of this country’s unnecessary and created wars), the Marine Corps is breaking every law on the books.

06.Jan.2006 China signals reserves switch away from dollar: China indicated on Thursday it could begin to diversify its rapidly growing foreign exchange reserves away from the US dollar and government bonds – a potential shift with significant implications for global financial and commodity markets.

06.Jan.2006 Report: Whistle-Blower to Testify Against NSA : Former Employee Alleges Illegal Intelligence was Conducted

06.Jan.2006 NSA whistleblower asks to testify: A former National Security Agency official wants to tell Congress about electronic intelligence programs that he asserts were carried out illegally by the NSA and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

06.Jan.2006 Congressmembers write White House to ask if reporters were bugged: The Democrats asked for information regarding whether any reporters or other members of the media have had phone calls intercepted under the NSA program.

06.Jan.2006 Bush Abruptly Ended Abramoff Investigation in 2002! : Don't forget that Jack Abramoff's own secretary, Susan Ralston, became Karl Rove's Personal Assistant + that Abramoff said he contacted Rove personally on relieving his client Tyco from having to pay some taxes and still be able to get federal contracts. Abramoff said "he had contact with Mr. Karl Rove" on Tyco.

06.Jan.2006 Molly Ivins: More Texan sleaze and stink: The DeLay Foundation for Kids was set up 18 years ago and works on behalf of foster children. But it is also a way for companies to give unregulated and undisclosed funds: It's a way for companies to get into DeLay's good graces or, as Fred Lewis from Campaign for People says, "another way for donors to get their hooks into politicians."

06.Jan.2006 `DeLay Inc.' Lobbying Firm Has Links to Three Capital Scandals : Representative Tom DeLay's campaign to get Republicans to dominate Washington lobbying may have worked too well for Alexander Strategy Group.

06.Jan.2006 Political Donations From Aabramoff: Who got what?

06.Jan.2006 Ties That Bind?: The White House is moving to distance itself from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff—who raised thousands for the Bush-Cheney campaign.

06.Jan.2006 Cunningscam: Much More Than Meets The Eye : Abramoff isn’t the only mega-scandal that could rock Washington this year. Two powerful committee chairmen in the House could soon find themselves ensarled in the scandal that has already taken down former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham.

In case you missed it: Legal looting: Cunningham case only hints at extent of rot

06.Jan.2006 Close ties make Rep. Lewis, lobbyist Lowery a potent pair: From powerful positions on the House Appropriations Committee, California Rep. Jerry Lewis has greenlighted hundreds of millions of dollars in federal projects for clients of one of his closest friends, lobbyist and former state Congressman Bill Lowery.

06.Jan.2006 Why The Patrriot Act, Redux: Fascism Is The Here And Now: “Fascism is a politico-economic system in which there is: total executive branch control of the government; no independent judiciary; no Constitution that embodies the Rule of Law standing above the people who run the government; no inherent rights or liberties; a single national ideology that first demonizes and then criminalizes all political, religious + ideological opposition to it; and total corporate determination of economic, fiscal + regulatory policy.”

06.Jan.2006 Doug Ireland: Scandalous! A Year of Republican Treachery: You could wait for the book, or check out the darkest shadows of the past 12 months right here:
Iran briefs Syria on latest nuclear studies: Minister Mohammed Reza Bagheri said here on Thursday that he has informed the Syrian leadership of the latest developments concerning the country's nuclear studies.

06.Jan.2006 Syria: Khaddam plans to topple al-Assad: A former Syrian vice-president says he is seeking to topple the government through a popular uprising.

06.Jan.2006 US ambassador escapes Taliban suicide bomb : The US ambassador fled a central Afghan town after a Taliban suicide bomber killed 10 people and wounded 50, further stoking fears of an Iraqi influence on the escalating insurgency.
Sheila Samples: You can't go home again: Those of us who know that Bush is raving mad, destructively impulsive and totally incompetent suspect he was lining up former heavyweights to take the blame when the melt-down comes. The good news is this is Alexander Haig's last chance to be "in charge."

06.Jan.2006 Iran intelligence is not trustworthy : After recent intelligence failures over WMD, editors should be doubly wary of "leaked intelligence", its timing and the motives of those who provided the information.

06.Jan.2006 Iran a no-show for nuke talks?: A defiant Iran rebuffed the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Thursday, failing to show up for a meeting to discuss Tehran's plans to move closer to uranium enrichment within days.

06.Jan.2006 Iran Refuses To Provide Details On Nuclear Plans : A diplomat accredited to the agency said the IAEA appeared resigned to not getting the details it had asked for before the Iranians start their work.

06.Jan.2006 He cited ElBaradei as saying he didn't expect the high-ranking Iranian delegation to ask for a new appointment before flying back to Tehran.

06.Jan.2006 U.S. warns Iran over nuclear program: "We are moving into a period of time with Iran where I think we're going to have to, the world is going to have to make some decisions,"

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said.
06.Jan.2006 In case you missed it:
The Case Against This Monstrous War: It may sound like an exaggeration to say that just about every major claim made about Iraq and Saddam by the U.S. government since the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait has been misleading or simply false + that the mainstream media has bought into these distortions with nary a peep of opposition
How Did the U.S. Government Annihilate $1 Trillion of American Wealth?: Ask Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle + William Kristol. Ask Colin Powell + Condoleezza Rice + Dick Cheney and George Bush. Ask the American Congress. They not only know how to extinguish vast amounts of American wealth, they have done it by attacking Iraq.
Ariel Sharon By Robert Fisk
Israel's Prime Minister was a ruthless military commander responsible for one of the most shocking war crimes of the 20th century, argues Robert Fisk. President George Bush acclaims Ariel Sharon as 'a man of peace', yet the blood that was shed at Sabra and Chatila remains a stain on the conscience of the Zionist nation. As Sharon lies stricken in his hospital bed, his political career over, how will history judge him?

The Opposite of Good is Apathy By Cindy Sheehan
If I hear one more rendition of "We Shall Overcome" and then watch the vigilers or marchers go home and turn on their TV's and crack open a brewsky content in the fact that they have done something for peace that day, I am going to scream! We can't overcome unless we take the proverbial bull by the horns and overcome!

The Army of Good Americans By Manuel Valenzuela
One day, in the not too distant future, in the middle of the night, a knock will come at their door, it being not a dream nor a fantasy, its noise an ominous reminder of the police state now upon America, coming to serve power on those who thought they had nothing to fear by sacrificing liberty and freedom for so-called security.

Pluses And Minuses By Charley Reese
Now that President Bush has launched a new propaganda campaign to convince Americans that we are winning the war in Iraq, it's a good idea to go back to the basics and look at the pluses and minuses of this war.

Primal smirk
The War God has his eyes on Iran — can we stop him? By ROBERT C. KOEHLER Tribune Media Services
I ache with fresh hope and foreboding at this time of year. The time is ripe for an overarching vision of a world without war — a tough, smart vision that can claim headlines and hold its own with the spin machines of government. Without it, we’re doomed to . . . war with Iran?

Irak: Al-Qaida fordert Bush auf, Niederlage einzugestehen
"Tagesschau"-Eklat: Wenn Terroristen zu Regimegegnern werden
EU-Arbeitslosenstatistik: Lettland und Litauen deklassieren Deutschland

08.Jan.2006 Vogelgrippe: Angst erfasst die Türkei
Lebensretter: Hund fischt Baby aus der Kloschüssel

06.Jan.2006 Todesstrafe: Schwarzenegger verweigert blindem Greis die Gnade
Arabische Reaktionen: "Ein lebender Scharon ist besser"
Ost-Afrika: Sechs Millionen Menschen vom Hungertod bedroht

08.Jan.2006 Microsoft am Pranger: MSN zensierte chinesischen Blogger
Mittelamerika: Älteste Schriftzeichen der Maya entdeckt
Preiserhöhungen: Gasprom knöpft sich Bulgarien vor

08.Jan.2006 Consumer Electronics Show: Branche entdeckt die Realität

08.Jan.2006 Boykottwelle in den USA: Studenten meutern gegen "Killer-Coke"
Vogelgrippe: WHO schickt Experten in die Türkei
Baden-Württemberg: Justizminister Goll kritisiert Gesinnungstest für Muslime
Kennedy-Film: US-Experte hält Kuba-These für falsch

06.Jan.2006 Scharon im Koma: Zeit der Hardliner bricht an
Kalifornien: Schwarzenegger kündigt gigantische Investitionen an
Psychopharmaka: Medizin für die Kinderseele boomt
Konkurrenz für Airbus und Boeing: China will eigenes Großflugzeug entwickeln
Türkei: Drittes Kind stirbt an Vogelgrippe
Eingefrorener Fonds: Sparkassen werben frustrierte Deutsche-Bank-Kunden ab
Baden-Württemberg: Muslime protestieren gegen Gesinnungstest

06.Jan.2006 Scharon: US-Prediger nennt Schlaganfall Strafe Gottes
Treffen mit Kritikern: Bush sieht im Irak "verdammt gute Fortschritte"

Devilish logo a cheap trick The Swedish jeans brand Cheap Monday comes with an attitude and a logo with a skull, wearing a cross turned upside down on its forehead. The devilish logo is now making rounds in the press in the US, something I strongly suspect was the point all along.Chicago Tribune writes that in spite of, or because of, its logo, the jeans are flying off the shelves: The jeans' makers say it's more of a joke, but the logo's designer said there's a deeper message."It is an active statement against Christianity," Bjorn Atldax said. "I'm not a Satanist myself but I have a great dislike for organized religion."
Don't be surprised to see NYT indicted for wiretaps story Source: Jim Romanesko's MediaNews
Another 'Duh! ... No Fooling' Study Why do people spend money researching the obvious? (To generate publicity and get mentioned in places like Poynter Online, perhaps?) Here's another study that falls into that camp: Traffic to news sites spikes when there are big news stories. As reported today by MediaPost Communications, "A recent release by Hitwise concludes that trends in visits to news and media sites are driven by major events. Significant spikes were seen in the past year during the 2004 elections, the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, the death of Terry Schiavo, the London bombings + Hurricanes Katrina and Rita." Well, now. How much (...)Entry continued... Source: Poynter E-media Tidbits
Umfrage: Mehrheit der Deutschen mit Merkel zufrieden
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Casino Jack threatens to trap corrupt congressmen
Tom DeLay's on trial, Randy Cunningham's going to jail, the Republican Party is mired in corruption and cronyism, Sun Cruz Casino "Mob Boy" Adam Kidan's already cut a deal + Jack Abramoff's plea agreement with federal prosecutors is expected to result in the biggest Congressional housecleaning in decades . . .
Yet, appearances to the contrary, "The Big Fix 2006" may already be in on the Republican big money scandals.
The show may be over before it began.

Democratic Underground Forums - Printer friendly page, topic ID ...Dateiformat: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – HTML-Version Sibel Edmonds, former FBI translator. Operating out of Charlotte County Airport, Dietrich Reinhardt ’s Caribe Air, was called a CIA proprietary ...
Die sizilianische Mafia - Die Justiz und die Mafia Rockefeller Geschichte der Rockefeller -Dynastie. BCCI-Skandal ... der durch seine Erfolge bei der Bekämpfung der Roten Brigaden zum Symbol polizeilicher ...
Leo Trotzki: Aussichten der Weltentwicklung (Kap.9) Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Morgan, Rockefeller – das sind nicht die Namen, ... Jeder Erfolg des Amerikanismus wird, soweit der Amerikanismus Erfolge haben ...
Die Zeit - Politik : Erfolg im Schatten der Generäle Der Sozialist traf sich mit George Soros, David Rockefeller, Steve Forbes und anderen ... Einige dieser Erfolge dienen als Modelle für die Dritte Welt." ...
"Deshalb ist es fraglich, inwiefern die Meeresströmungen in der Zeit vor 55 Millionen Jahren auf die heutigen Verhältnisse übertragbar sind", bemerkt der Geologe.
Dennoch gebe es an dem generellen Zusammenhang zwischen globaler Erwärmung und der drastischen Veränderung der Tiefseeströmungen "keinen Zweifel". Lamys US-Kollege Norris räumt zwar ein, dass niemand wisse, wo genau die Schwelle für ein erneutes Umkippen der Strömungen liege. Als "beängstigend" bezeichnet er aber, dass die ozeanische Wärmepumpe beim letzten Mal rund 100.000 Jahre brauchte, um wieder normal zu funktionieren. "Wenn sich die Strömung wieder drehen sollte, könnte es sein, dass wir eine lange, lange Zeit mit dieser Veränderung leben müssen."

Die globale Erwärmung könnte das Weltklima abrupt kippen lassen. Untersuchungen des Meeresbodens haben ergeben, dass steigende Temperaturen vor Millionen Jahren schon einmal die Strömungen der Ozeane durcheinander gebracht haben. Grund für die Hitzewelle: Treibhausgase.

Es ist eines der bekanntesten Szenarien der Klimaforschung: Die globale Erwärmung lässt das Eis an den Polen schmelzen und sorgt für stärkere Niederschläge. Immer mehr Süßwasser gelangt in die Ozeane und bringt so den Golfstrom ins Stottern: Er basiert darauf, dass schweres, salziges Wasser im Norden in die Tiefe sinkt und nach Süden abfließt, während wärmeres Wasser aus dem Süden nach Europa und Nordamerika kommt und dort für milde Temperaturen sorgt. Versiegt der Golfstrom, bibbern Europäer und Nordamerikaner unter einer Kältewelle.
Als nächstes wollen Shackleton und seine Kollegen prüfen, ob sie auch die menschlichen Stammzellen identifizieren können. Sie erhoffen sich davon nicht nur Erkenntnisse darüber, wie gesundes Brustgewebe entsteht, sondern auch einen tieferen Einblick in die Entstehung von Brustkrebs.
So sei es beispielsweise vorstellbar, dass die Stammzellen unter bestimmten Bedingungen zu wahren Tumorfabriken werden, meinen die Forscher: Wenn eine Stammzelle Fehler in ihrem Erbgut ansammelt, kann sie entarten und zu einer sogenannten Krebsstammzelle werden. Diese Zellen werden von den meisten Chemotherapien nicht erfasst und liefern daher immer wieder bösartige Zellen nach.
Pentagon loses legal round on Guantanamo names : A federal judge rejected the U.S. Defense Department's argument for not disclosing the names of detainees at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but stopped short of ordering that the names be released.

05.Jan.2006 Surveillance Court Is Seeking Answers: Some judges who spoke on the condition of anonymity yesterday said they want to know whether warrants they signed were tainted by the NSA program. Depending on the answers, the judges said they could demand some proof that wiretap applications were not improperly obtained.

05.Jan.2006 Rep. Harman says reports to Congress violated law : The briefings on the program under which Americans and other people in the United States are selected for eavesdropping without court warrants were limited to the so-called Gang of Eight.

05.Jan.2006 Did Bush wiretap CNN's Christiane Amanpour? : New York Times reporter James Risen first broke the story two weeks ago that the National Security Agency began spying on domestic communications soon after 9/11. In a new book out Tuesday, "State of War," he says it was a lot bigger than that.

05.Jan.2006 Israeli election to go ahead on March 28 despite Sharon's illness : Israeli elections will be held as scheduled on March 28 despite Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's massive stroke, the attorney general said Thursday

05.Jan.2006 Political Hemorrhaging : While those in the West and Israel naively labeled Sharon a new "man of peace" and fresh corruption charges surfaced, his political career was strong as ever. Major polls showed the premier was a shoe-in, but now the question becomes which direction Israel will be headed politically.

05.Jan.2006 Sharon: Bribery: Publish Everything: A document presented to the court indicated that police have prima facie evidence that brothers Martin and James Schlaff were involved in the transfer of $3 million to the prime minister's family + that there is evidence showing that the money was paid as a bribe.

05.Jan.2006 The truth you don't hear: The on-the-ground reality of Israel's moral bankruptcy in its genocidal policies towards the Palestinians remains as clear as ever

05.Jan.2006 What Hillary Clinton Doesn't Know About Palestine: In mid-November, Hillary Clinton visited Israel and, following a meeting with Ariel Sharon, in remarks that presaged the praise being heaped on the now-comatose Sharon, began her campaign for president by praising the Israeli as a "courageous" man who had taken "an incredibly difficult" step by withdrawing from Gaza.

05.Jan.2006 Fund-Raising: Take It to the (West) Bank: Money meant for the inner city went to fight the intifada. What donors to Jack Abramoff's charity didn't know.

05.Jan.2006 Abramoff says he could implicate 60 lawmakers: It is commonplace for lawmakers to solicit campaign donations from lobbyists, who routinely offer them in hopes of gaining advantage. Yet Mr. Abramoff also went far beyond routine practice by furnishing lawmakers with lavish trips, free meals and entertainment as well.

05.Jan.2006 Abramoff Lobbying Scandal: Big Timber Falls Hard: Republican Dennis Hastert, speaker of the House, yesterday shed himself of tainted campaign contributions totaling $70,000. He gave the money to an unspecified charity.

05.Jan.2006 Bush to Give Up $6,000 In Abramoff Contributions : Abramoff raised more than $100,000 for the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign, making him an honorary Bush "Pioneer." But the campaign is giving up only $6,000, which came directly from Abramoff, his wife and one of the Indian tribes the lobbyist represented.

In case you missed it: The Pimping of the Presidency : Jack Abramoff and Grover Norquist Billing Clients for Face Time with G.W. Bush

05.Jan.2006 Branded : "I'm sorry, sir," she said. "There seems to be a problem. You've been placed on the No Fly Watch List."

05.Jan.2006 4-Year-Old Boy on Government 'No-Fly' List : "I don't want to be on the list. I want to fly and see my grandma," the 4-year-old boy said, according to his mother.

05.Jan.2006 Greek paper prints photo of 'MI6 agent': A photograph purporting to be Britain's top MI6 agent in Greece was published today on the front page of an Athens newspaper, as controversy continues over the alleged role of British agents in the arrest and supposed abuse of a group of Pakistanis living in Athens.

05.Jan.2006 DNA of 37% of black men held by police : The DNA profiles of nearly four in 10 black men in the UK are on the police's national database - compared with fewer than one in 10 white men, according to figures compiled by the Guardian.

05.Jan.2006 Peru recalls ambassdor to Venezuela : The Peruvian government announced on Wednesday that it will recall its ambassador to Venezuela, in response to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's public support to Peruvian leftist presidential candidate Ollanta Humala.

05.Jan.2006 Former “Economic Hit Man” John Perkins on “The First Truly Global Empire” and its Impact on Latin America

05.Jan.2006 Australia: The Defence Materiel Organisation employees under cloud over payments to defence contractor: the Defence Watchdog has uncovered serious issues linked to an $8 million contract for army jackets. 

05.Jan.2006 Reid says Chertoff should resign : U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called for the resignation of Homeland Security Department Secretary Michael Chertoff on Wednesday, one day after the government dropped Las Vegas from a list of cities considered potential high-risk targets eligible for special anti-terrorism grants.
Afghanistan: The NATO Quagmire :  The New York Times, in a recent article said that “Britain and the Netherlands will join Canada in assuming control in the south, along with a much smaller contingent of American support troops.” This is incorrect.
Iraqi Girl Blog: Baghdad Burning: Here we are in the first days of 2006. What does the ‘6’ symbolize? How about- 6 hours of no electricity for every one hour of electricity? Or… 6 hours of waiting in line for gasoline that is three times as expensive as it was in 2005? Or an average of six explosions per day near our area alone?

05.Jan.2006 IMF Occupies Iraq, Riots Follow: Bad enough that the U.S. military is occupying Iraq. Now the IMF is occupying the country.

05.Jan.2006 George Bush Might Call Me a Defeatist : But I’m telling you we are not even close to winning Bush’s war in Iraq. We have been in Iraq almost three years + American troops are still in a lock down. No American trooper can take a stroll down the streets of Baghdad or any other Iraqi city.

05.Jan.2006 Out of Iraq Events Planned in Over 130 Cities: Local organizations have planned over 130 Out of Iraq events around the country on or about January 7th. Most of the events are town hall forums + several will feature members of Congress, including Bobby Scott, Diane Watson, Jim McDermott, Adam Smith, Bob Filner, Martin Sabo, Jim Moran, Marty Meehan + John Murtha

05.Jan.2006 CIA had plenty of evidence Iraq had no illegal weapons, book reveals: THE CIA had evidence from 30 Iraqi weapons scientists that Saddam Hussein had abandoned its weapons of mass destruction programs long before the US invaded, an explosive new book on America's spying operations says.

05.Jan.2006 UK: Anger as Britain admits it was wrong to blame Iran for deaths in Iraq : MPs and soldiers' families have demanded an explanation from the Government after a U-turn over claims that Iran was complicit in the killing of British soldiers in southern Iraq.

05.Jan.2006 Rice Says Patience With Iran Waning: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signaled Thursday that time is running out for Iran to avoid being hauled before the U.N. Security Council over its disputed nuclear program + she denied that the threat is mere "saber rattling."

05.Jan.2006 Michel Chossudovsky: Nuclear War against Iran: The launching of an outright war using nuclear warheads against Iran is now in the final planning stages. Coalition partners, which include the US, Israel and Turkey are in "an advanced stage of readiness".
When Sharon Meets His Maker -By Gilad Atzmon
A peaceful man is on his way to meet his Creator. The Lord may ask him, just as he enters the gate of heaven, “Hey Grandpa Arik, why are your hands so red?”

The Army of Good Americans -By Manuel Valenzuela
One day, in the not too distant future, in the middle of the night, a knock will come at their door, it being not a dream nor a fantasy, its noise an ominous reminder of the police state now upon America, coming to serve power on those who thought they had nothing to fear by sacrificing liberty and freedom for so-called security.

Cult of Presidential Power
The Unrestrained President -By Tom Engelhardt
While much has been made of feverish Christian fundamentalist support for the President, the real religious fervor in this administration has been almost singularly focused on the quite un-Christian attribute of total earthly power.

The Quiet Death Of Freedom -By John Pilger
Bush has carried out the recommendations of a Messianic conspiracy theory called the "Project for a New American Century". Written by his ideological sponsors shortly before he came to power, it foresaw his administration as a military dictatorship behind a democratic façade: "the cavalry on a new American frontier" guided by a blend of paranoia and megalomania. .

Washington - Es war das Who is Who der amerikanischen Außenpolitik, das heute zu Gast bei Bush war. "Nicht jeder hier an diesem Tisch war mit meiner Entscheidung einverstanden, in den Irak zu gehen + ich verstehe das voll und ganz", sagte George W. Bush bei dem nicht angekündigten Treffen im Weißen Haus. Mit am Tisch saßen der ehemalige Außenminister Colin Powell, aus dessen Umfeld immer wieder Kritik gegen Bushs Politik geäußert wurde + der frühere Verteidigungsminister und Demokrat William Perry. Auch die ehemalige Außenministerin Madeleine Albright und der früheren Verteidigungsminister Robert McNamara hatten Bushs Irak-Politik mehrfach kritisiert.
"Ich werde mir die Ratschläge zu Herzen nehmen", erklärte Bush nach der Zusammenkunft. Trotz ihrer Kritik seien die ehemaligen Minister "gute Amerikaner, die wissen, dass wir jetzt, wo wir dort sind, Erfolge brauchen". An dem Treffen nahmen auch die amtierenden Minister für Äußere Angelegenheiten und Verteidigung, Condoleezza Rice und Donald Rumsfeld, sowie der US-Botschafter im Irak, Zalmay Khalilzad + der Oberbefehkshaber der US-Streitkräfte in dem Land, General George Casey, teil.
"Das Treffen ist eine Gelegenheit für diese wichtigen Politiker früherer Regierungen, unseren Plan für einen Sieg im Irak kennen zu lernen und von den militärischen und zivilen Verantwortlichen dort über die Fortschritte dabei informiert zu werden", sagte Bushs Sprecher Scott McClellan. Der Vorstoß des Präsidenten erfolgt vor dem Hintergrund wachsender Kritik der Bevölkerung an seiner Irak-Politik. Im November stehen Kongresswahlen an, bei denen Bushs Republikaner die Mehrheit in beiden Häusern des Parlaments verteidigen wollen.
Zu den eingeladenen Politikern beider großer Parteien zählten auch die Außenpolitiker Lawrence Eagleburger, James Baker, George Shultz und Alexander Haig sowie die ehemaligen Verteidigungsminister William Cohen, Frank Carlucci, James Schlesinger, Harold Brown und Melvin Laird.
Überraschendes Treffen: Bush diskutiert Irak-Strategie mit Kritikern
Ende der Ära Scharon: Israel im politischen Vakuum
Sorge um Scharon: "Ohne ihn funktioniert gar nichts"
Erdgeschichte: Erwärmung ließ Meereskreislauf kollabieren
Kennedy-Mord: "Nur einer konnte überleben"

05.Jan.2006 Scharon-Nachfolge: Netanjahus zweite Chance
Iran: Ahmadinedschad hofft auf Scharons Tod

05.Jan.2006 Vogelgrippe: Rumänische Regierung ordnet Impfungen an
Israel: Scharon gegen Gott und Gott gegen alle
Winterschlaf: Leben auf kleinster Flamme

05.Jan.2006 Energiedebatte: Gabriel fordert mehr erneuerbare Energie
CES: Skype & Co. kündigen schnurlose Telefone an

05.Jan.2006 Zugrandalierer in Frankreich: Regierung kündigt landesweite Bahnpolizei an

05.Jan.2006 Afghanistan: Bericht über US-Pläne für Hochsicherheitsgefängnis für Terrorverdächtige

05.Jan.2006 Neuro-Elektroden: Cyber-Prothese kann fühlen
ARD-Doku über Kennedy-Mord: Steile These, schwache Belege
Stammzellen: Forscher finden Mutter aller Brustzellen
Reaktionen: Bush betet für Scharon
Energiedebatte: Gabriel sperrt sich gegen AKW-Ausbau
Gas-Versorgung: Die Mär vom Marktpreis

05.Jan.2006 Autobauer: VW-Absatz in China bricht ein

05.Jan.2006 Korruptions-Skandal: US-Lobbyist Abramoff bekennt sich erneut schuldig
Internet-Reklame: Online-Werbeplätze werden knapp

05.Jan.2006 Fußball-WM: Schäuble will mit Awacs-Flugzeugen Stadien schützen

05.Jan.2006 BDI-Prognose: "Neue Jobs erst ab vier Prozent Wachstum"

05.Jan.2006 H5N1-Virus: Zwei Kinder in der Türkei an Vogelgrippe gestorben

Political Mechanics..
Alex Jones Responds To Ben Chertoff, Popular Mechanics Debunking Campaign
Chertoff's Cousin Penned Popular Mechanics 9-11 Hit Piece
Lisa Guliani from WING TV Responds to Art Bell and Ben Chertoff
PM Claims Landing Gear Made Pentagon 12 Foot Hole
HOLE TRUTH: Flight 77's landing gear punched a 12-ft. hole into the Pentagon's Ring C. - Comments at bottom indicate this could not be true. Other...
'Mr. Chairman, I have a question About the 4 US War Games on 9/11' Rep. McKinney
9/11 whistleblower Singh on Kean's Saudi/Ptech connections
gannon affair link to rove/eberle and pentagon mystery

Der VIETNAMKRIEG 1946-1975 :: Die umfassende Dokumentation
Die Kraft der bewegten und unbewegten Bilder sollte sich im weiteren Kriegsverlauf immer mehr gegen die amerikanische Regierung richten. Nach oben ...

US presses Syria on al-Hariri inquiry: John Bolton said, "Syria's record to date has been one of obstructing the investigation, of tampering with the evidence + not making witnesses available in a timely fashion."

05.Jan.2006 It is 'showtime' for Syria - UK : The current international pressure on Syria is "entirely deserved" and it is now "showtime" for its president, UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says.

05.Jan.2006 Blair's Cynical Policy on Palestine: The British Government likes to portray itself as an honest broker' in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, seeing "blame on both sides". Perhaps because such a position finds no basis in international law, the Government dislikes international institutions getting too involved -- as seen when it tried to prevent the International Court of Justice ruling on the illegality of the Separation Wall 18 months ago.

05.Jan.2006 Rights group urges US to cut Israel aid: A prominent US human rights organisation has called on the Bush administration to cut back its direct foreign aid to Israel until the latter complies with calls to stop settlement expansion and work on the separation wall.

05.Jan.2006 New evidence in Sharon corruption case: According to the late Tuesday report, Sharon’s family may have received a bribe from Australian billionaire Martin Schlaff in connection with a scandal involving illegal campaign contributions in 1999.

05.Jan.2006 Increasing Calls for PM Sharon to Step Down : Calls directed at Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, to step down from office, are resonating from many prominent political personalities following a Channel 10 News report on Tuesday night that the prime minister received a $3 million payment

05.Jan.2006 Bush could bypass new torture ban: When President Bush last week signed the bill outlawing the torture of detainees, he quietly reserved the right to bypass the law under his powers as commander in chief.

05.Jan.2006 Justice to Try to Toss Gitmo Challenges : The Justice Department will seek dismissal of lawsuits from more than 300 Guantanamo Bay detainees fighting the legality of their confinement, using a new law that the Bush administration says sharply limits existing challenges. Advocates for detainees quickly registered their opposition Tuesday.

05.Jan.2006 The coverup begins: NSA acted on its own to expand surveillance: Agency moved without directive from Bush after 9/11, declassified documents show

05.Jan.2006 Something to Hide: As the Bush administration downplays its illegal wiretapping, the New York Times' chiefs keep quiet about their role in the scandal.

05.Jan.2006 They don't tell him anything : Turns out thousands of Americans and resident foreigners have been or are being monitored and recorded by the NSA. It's more like information-mining, which is what, you may recall, the administration said it would not do. But now Bush has to investigate The New York Times because Bush has been breaking the law, you see?

05.Jan.2006 Bush to Give Away Abramoff Donations:

President Bush's re-election campaign will give the American Heart Association thousands of dollars in campaign contributions connected to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, the White House said Wednesday,

as the government pressed forward with a broad-ranging corruption investigation.

05.Jan.2006 Juan Cole: Abramoff + al-Arian: Lobbyist's "Charity" a Front for Terrorism:

Abramoff's dense network of illicit finances and phony charities might end some political careers in the United States. But

the investigation into his activities by the FBI also shed light on the ways in which

rightwing American Jews have often been involved in funding what are essentially terrorist activities by armed land thieves in Palestinian territory.

05.Jan.2006 Abramoff Money Halted Sweat Shop Legislation:

East Bay Congressman George Miller just couldn't understand why his legislation to end sex + textile sweat shops in the Northern Mariana Islands - a U.S. protectorate in the Pacific -

was being blocked in the House of Representatives. Now, he has his answer.

05.Jan.2006 To Russia, Love Tom DeLay :

Jack Abramoff's plea is just the beginning. DeLay's dealings with Russia should be one of the biggest stories of the year.

05.Jan.2006 The $4bn industry that is America's guilty secret :

Lobbying is Washington's grubby secret.

Some say lobbying is part of the democratic process.

Others claim it is legalised bribery, even corruption.

But love it or loathe it, it is the way Washington works.

05.Jan.2006 The man who bought off Washington :

Lobbyist's guilty plea set to expose bribery scandal at the heart of US political system

In case you missed it:

Foundation's Funds Diverted From Mission :

Records Detail Spending By GOP Lobbyist Abramoff :

Tax + spending records of the Capital Athletic Foundation obtained by The Washington Post

show that less than 1 % of its revenue has been spent on sports-related programs for youths.

05.Jan.2006 Lobbying Plan Was Central to GOP's Political Strategy:

The corruption investigation surrounding lobbyist Jack Abramoff shows the significant political risk that Republican leaders took when they adopted what had once seemed a brilliant strategy for dominating Washington: turning the K Street lobbying corridor into a cog of the GOP political machine.

05.Jan.2006 On Father's Day, Send Your Cards to Tom Instead of George: Our history books tell us that George Washington was the father of the abomination America has become. Many around the world, including some Americans, have written off the possibility that the United States is capable of acting with morality and sanity. Yet hope remains on the horizon for our country.

05.Jan.2006 Roberts, Alito regarded as allies to business on high court : One represented corporate interests as a private attorney; the other often sided with employers in lawsuits filed by workers

05.Jan.2006 Business will support Alito: Corporate America should find some cheer in Alito's strictly conservative judicial philosophy.

05.Jan.2006 U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Alito Seen as Ally by Businesses : U.S. business groups, already cheered by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.'s appointment, anticipate getting another ally in Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito Jr.

05.Jan.2006 Eminent domain now big business: One day at the age of 82, Irene Angell received an unexpected letter. The city of Des Plaines needed her home and planned to use eminent domain to force her to sell it.
“The country’s on the verge of a civil war,”: Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, V Corps commander since 2003

04.Jan.2006 Scott Ritter : Elections in 2005, Civil War in 2006?: When Paul Bremer signed into law his dictate that banned the Ba'ath Party, he forgot the age-old notion that the enemy has a vote. In this case the enemy was the two-million plus members of the Ba'ath party who were suddenly disenfranchised from any legitimate role in determining the future of Iraq.

04.Jan.2006 Iraq Wants U.S. Choice Out As Chief Of Brigade: Over the strong objections of U.S. commanders in Baghdad, the Iraqi government has nominated a new leader for a brigade that is set to assume control over some of the capital's most sensitive areas. This dispute appears likely to postpone an already overdue handover by American forces for at least another month.

04.Jan.2006 In case you misseed it: Draft Iraq Indictment: The 2003 U.S. invasion and its ongoing occupation of Iraq are illegal, immoral and unjust, aimed at furthering U.S. imperialist aims in the Middle East and the world, not liberating the Iraqi people, but rather subjecting them to new, more brutal and direct forms of foreign domination and turning Iraq into a platform for further aggression and imperial maneuvers.

04.Jan.2006 Billion Dollar Bunker: U.S. plans Baghdad embassy more secure than Pentagon

04.Jan.2006 Iraq to give $3bn worth of bonds to Saddam-era creditors: NEARLY $3 billion worth of bonds bearing the name of the Republic of Iraq are scheduled to begin trading in London on January 19, in a private placement that will mark the troubled country’s first appearance in the international debt markets.

04.Jan.2006 US threatens action if Iran resumes N-fuel works : "Our view is that if Iran takes an further enrichment-related steps, the international community will have to consider additional measures to constrain Iran's nuclear ambitions," McCormack told reporters.

04.Jan.2006 Iran to brief U.N. on atomic research plan - diplomats: Iran says its atomic work aims solely to generate electricity and years of IAEA inquiries have found nothing to clearly disprove this.

04.Jan.2006 War pimp alert: Secret services say Iran is trying to assemble a nuclear missile : The Iranian government has been successfully scouring Europe for the sophisticated equipment needed to develop a nuclear bomb, according to the latest western intelligence assessment of the country's weapons programmes.

04.Jan.2006 Iran's nuclear capacity 'can be destroyed': Israeli military chief Dan Halutz on Tuesday said that Iran's nuclear program "can be destroyed," Israel's Army Radio reported.

04.Jan.2006 War pimp alert: Make them drink their sea of oil: Oil makes people crazy, especially if they are world leaders. Oil is what drove the president and the vice president to the lost-cause war in Iraq + oil is what is now preventing them from removing the bomb from the stalls of the Persian market.

04.Jan.2006 Patrick J. Buchanan : Time to Talk to Tehran : Does President Bush intend a preventive war, early this year, to effect the nuclear castration of Iran? Or are we rattling sabers?

04.Jan.2006 CIA Gave Iran Bomb Plans, Book Says: The CIA in 2004 intentionally handed Tehran some top-secret bomb designs laced with a hidden flaw that U.S. officials hoped would doom any weapon made from them, according to a new book about the U.S. intelligence agency.

04.Jan.2006 Iran Elbows Afghanistan From Pipeline Project With Turkmenistan: The US will be dismayed as its oil and gas company UNOCAL's efforts to pass gas pipeline from Turkmenistan via Afghanistan to Pakistan had been delayed because India and Pakistan have opted to sign an accord with Iran, analysts say.
Supreme Court Says U.S. Can Move Padilla : The Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to let the military transfer accused "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla to Miami to face criminal charges in at least a temporary victory for the Bush administration.

04.Jan.2006 Israel's Sharon Suffers Massive Stroke: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a massive stroke Wednesday + was on a respirator after falling ill at his ranch. Doctors operated to drain excess blood from his brain

Nach den Vorwürfen gegen Polen und Rumänien soll es in einem weiteren EU-Land ein Geheimgefängnis der CIA geben. Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch plant dort einen Überraschungsbesuch und will den Staat deshalb noch nicht nennen.

Brüssel - Es handele sich um einen Mitgliedstaat der EU, sagte Lotte Leicht, die Leiterin des Brüsseler Büros von Human Rights Watch, heute vor dem Menschenrechtsausschuss des EU-Parlaments. Den Namen des Landes wolle sie aber nicht nennen, da ihre Organisation einen Überraschungsbesuch in der mutmaßlichen Haftanstalt plane.
Human Rights Wach hatte im November berichtet, es gebe Hinweise, dass der US-Geheimdienst CIA Gefangene aus Afghanistan nach Polen und Rumänien transportiert habe. Die Regierungen beider Staaten wiesen die Vorwürfe zurück.

Porträt: Scharons schwerste Schlacht

04.Jan.2006 Porträt: Olmert - ein enger Gefolgsmann Scharons
Die US-Bundespolizei FBI ermittelt in der Affäre seit März 2004. Der einflussreiche Lobbyist will zu Bestechungsvorgängen aussagen, in die auch der ehemalige republikanische Mehrheitsführer Tom DeLay verstrickt sein soll. Von Abramoffs Aussagen erhoffen sich die Staatsanwälte Belege auch für Vorwürfe der Vorteilsnahme gegen DeLay und andere Abgeordnete des US-Repräsentantenhauses.
Bush "kennt den Mann nicht", sagte McClellan. Es sei möglich, dass der Präsident Abramoff während eines Neujahrsempfanges oder einer anderen gut besuchten Veranstaltung getroffen habe, er könne sich daran aber nicht erinnern. Abramoff nahm nach Angaben von McClellan in den vergangenen Jahren an drei Empfängen im Weißen Haus anlässlich des jüdischen Channukah-Festes teil.
Abramoff ist Schlüsselfigur in einer Korruptionsaffäre, die zu einem der größten US-Polit-Skandale seit Jahrzehnten werden könnte. Der 46-Jährige bekannte sich gestern vor Gericht wegen Steuerhinterziehung, Betrugs und Bestechung schuldig und zeigte sich zur Aussage gegen zahlreiche Kongressabgeordnete bereit. Diese sollen von ihm Bestechungsgelder empfangen haben.

Washington - Bushs Sprecher Scott McClellan kündigte an, dass Spenden von Abramoff für Bushs Wahlkampf an die American Heart Organisation überwiesen würden, eine gemeinnützige Organisation, die sich dem Kampf gegen Herzprobleme verschrieben hat. "Ich denke, es handelt sich um mehrere tausend Dollar", sagte McClellan. Nach Angaben von Demokraten geht es um mehr als 100.000 Dollar.
Israel: Scharon erleidet Schlaganfall - Olmert übernimmt Regierung
CIA-Affäre: Menschenrechtler vermuten weiteres Geheimgefängnis

04.Jan.2006 Rekordjahr: Deutsche Autobauer sahnen auf US-Markt ab
Fall Hariri: Uno darf Syriens Außenminister verhören
Hochstimmung: Dax schließt über 5500 Punkten
Grubenunglück in USA: Wut über das falsche Wunder
Zoff in der Union: CSU hält nichts vom Kombilohn

04.Jan.2006 Wahlkampfskandal: Bush geht auf Distanz zu Abramoff
Eingeschleppte Mikroben: Forscher glaubt an irdisches Leben auf dem Mars
Großbritannien am Pranger: EU-Kommission will Defizitverfahren eröffnen
Atompolitik: Merkel lehnt Ausstieg aus dem Ausstieg ab
Gefährliche Sicherheitslücke: Schnellverband für Windows
Gasstreit beigelegt: EU erwägt Neuausrichtung der Energiepolitik
Kennedy-Attentat: Oswalds Kuba-Connection
Finanzkonzerne: Japaner wollen bei Bank of China einsteigen
Koalitionsstreit: Regierung steht zum Atomausstieg
Supercooling" nennt der Biologe Brian Barnes von der University of Alaska Fairbanks diese Fähigkeit. Die Körperflüssigkeit werde in einem "metastabilen Zustand" gehalten. Scharfkantige Eiskristalle, die das Gewebe zerstören könnten, bildeten sich auf wundersame Weise nicht. Doch wehe, das filigrane Gleichgewicht wird gestört: Schon die Berührung eines Zehs reiche aus, um das Hörnchen schockzufrieren, berichtet Barnes.
"Dies sind neue Zeiten, wir sind in einer neuen Ära", sagte Morales bei dem Besuch. "Es ist ein neues Jahrtausend für die Menschen und Bolivien gesellt sich zum anti-neoliberalen und anti-imperialistischen Kampf." Der ehemalige Kokabauer Morales war am 18. September zum Präsidenten gewählt worden. Sein Wahlkampf war von USA-kritischen Tönen bestimmt gewesen.
Caracas - Nach seiner Antrittsreise zum kubanischen Revolutionsführer Fidel Castro besuchte der künftige bolivianische Präsident Evo Morales seinen Venezuelas Präsident Hugo Chávez. Die beiden US-kritischen und linksgerichteten Präsidenten vereinbarten bei ihren Gesprächen in Caracas unter anderem eine engere Zusammenarbeit auf dem Energiesektor. So will Venezuela der bolivianischen Regierung bei der Ausbildung von Energieexperten helfen. Morales hat angekündigt, die staatliche Kontrolle der reichen Erdgasreserven seines Landes zu verschärfen.
Winterschlaf: Können auch Menschen auf Sparflamme schalten?

04.Jan.2006 Lateinamerika: Morales und Chávez beschwören "anti-imperialistischen Kampf"
ussisch-ukrainische Energiekrise: Gas-Krieg beendet, Misstrauen bleibt

04.Jan.2006 Chinas Hightech-Offensive: Weg von der Werkbank

04.Jan.2006 Aufschwung: Glos prophezeit bis zu 1,8 Prozent Wachstum
Gentest: Geheimnis um Mozart-Schädel wird gelüftet

04.Jan.2006 Mittlerer Osten: Iran arbeitet laut Geheimdienstdokument an Atomraketen
Autobauer: Billigmarke beschert Renault Absatzrekord

04.Jan.2006 Bundeswehr-Einsatz im Inland: Chef des Innenausschusses attackiert Schäuble
Grubenunglück in West Virginia: Aus Jubel wird blankes Entsetzen

Since the bankers were financing both candidates, they would win regardless of the outcome. Later Congressional testimony showed that in the firm of Kuhn Loeb Company, Felix Warburg was supporting Taft, Paul Warburg and Jacob Schiff were supporting Wilson. The result was that a Democratic Congress and a Democratic President were elected 00.000.1912 to get the central bank legislation passed.

It seems probable that the identification of the Aldrich Plan as a Wall Street operation predicted that it would have a difficult passage through Congress, as the Democrats would solidly oppose it, whereas a successful Democratic candidate, supported by a Democratic Congress, would be able to pass the central bank plan. [...] Col. Garrison, an agent of Brown Brothers bankers, later Brown Brothers Harriman, wrote in this book, "Paul Warburg is the man who got the Federal Reserve Act together after the Aldrich Plan aroused such nationwide resentment and opposition. The mastermind of both plans was Baron Alfred Rothschild of London." [...]

The Presidential campaign of 1912 records one of the more interesting political upsets in American history. The incumbent, William Howard Taft, was a popular president + the Republicans, in a period of general prosperity, were firmly in control of the government through a Republican majority in both houses. The Democratic challenger, Woodrow Wilson, Governor of New Jersey, had no national recognition + was a stiff, austere man who excited little public support. Both parties included a monetary reform bill in their platforms: The Republicans were committed to the Aldrich Plan, which had been denounced as a Wall Street plan + the Democrats had the Federal Reserve Act. Neither party bothered to inform the public that the bills were almost identical except for the names. In retrospect, it seems obvious that the money creators decided to dump Taft and go with Wilson. [...]
When Jacob Schiff appeared before the Pujo Committee, Mr. Untermyer's adroit questioning allowed Mr. Schiff to talk for many minutes without revealing any information about the operations of the banking house of Kuhn Loeb Company, of which he was senior partner + which Senator Robert L. Owen had identified as the representative of the European Rothschilds in the United States. [...]
[ Al Gore's daughter Karenna Gore married Andrew Schiff, a descendant of Jacob Schiff.]
1904 Schiff, Harriman, Hill and Morgan - The legality of the Northern Securities Company was challenged by President Theodore Roosevelt under the anti-trust laws + the Supreme Court ordered the company dissolved 00.000.1904 Schiff's banking firm also arranged numerous other transactions involving major railroads throughout the country, most notably the Pennsylvania Railroad. Through Kuhn, Loeb + Company he played a central role in securing $200,000,000 in loans for Japan in the United States 00.000.190 4 during the Russo-Japanese War, for which he was subsequently decorated by the emperor of Japan. Schiff was angry over the anti-Semitic pogroms and policies of the czar. Helping Japan fight Russia was one of his methods of striking back at anti-Semitism.
Jacob Schiff was a major figure in the protracted but ultimately inconclusive struggle for control of the Northern Pacific Railroad, backing Harriman against James J. Hill and his banker, J.P. Morgan . The struggle brought about the stock market panic of 190 1 + the warring factions agreed to a compromise, banding together to form the Northern Securities Company.
Jacob Schiff attained considerable prestige in banking circles when he provided the financial backing that enabled railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman to purchase control of the bankrupt Union Pacific Railroad.
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Streit um Atomenergie: SPD warnt vor Droge für den Wiedereinstieg
Ende der Zinserhöhung: US-Notenbank befeuert Börsen

04.Jan.2006 Verhandlungserfolg: Ukraine und Russland einigen sich im Gasstreit
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Syria: a concerted offensive : All eyes are on Syria as it stands accused of being behind the murder of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Even before the UN commission of inquiry was completed, the US was planning - with France - a concerted offensive against the Syrian regime. But destabilising President Bashar al-Assad could lead to regional chaos, given the fragility of Lebanon + near civil war in Iraq.

04.Jan.2006 UN Agency Blamed for Sudanese Refugee Deaths: Arab and Middle East civil society groups are accusing a United Nations agency of collaborating with Egyptian police in action which caused the deaths of at least 25 Sudanese refugees in a downtown Cairo park on Friday.

04.Jan.2006 Chris Floyd: Gas Pains : Russia is being universally condemned by the Bush Regime and European leaders for the heinous crime of….practicing hard-nosed market capitalism. And for – horror of horrors! – mixing business and politics. Whoever heard of such a thing? Oh, those Scythian savages!

04.Jan.2006 At a crossroads, looking away from America: Last year witnessed a decisive turn in Latin America. A growing number of countries in the region now seem determined to pursue their interests, regardless of what the United States desires.

04.Jan.2006 Venezuela Oil Fields Back in State Control : Venezuelan oil minister Rafael Ramirez on Sunday applauded the return of state control over 32 privately operated oil fields with the start of the new year.

04.Jan.2006 US lobbyist Abramoff expected to plead guilty: The long-expected plea will give prosecutors extra ammunition as they seek to link the activities of DeLay of Texas, Republican Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio + other top lawmakers to favors paid for by Abramoff's lobbying clients.

04.Jan.2006 Britons in debt to the tune of £1.13 trillion : Two-thirds of EU credit card debt is British;

04.Jan.2006 Watching as the world vanishes : This is a crime against nature + this fanaticism is economic -- the belief that money and profit should outweigh all other considerations, including survival of the species. If we maintain our current rates of consumption and environmental strategies, by the end of this century, one-half of the species now alive on earth may be extinct.
UN wants to question Assad over bombing: A UN commission is seeking to interview Bashar Assad, the President of Syria, in light of revelations that implicate him in the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the former Lebanese Prime Minister.
Is Sharon in legal trouble?: Dramatic development: Police raid home belonging to parents of James Schlaf, brother of casino magnate Martin Schlaf; officials tell court evidence recovered may point to USD 3 million transfer to Sharon family

04.Jan.2006 Iran tells IAEA atom research to resume : "The Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran has decided to resume, from January 9, 2006, R&D (research and development) on the peaceful nuclear energy programme which was suspended as part of its expanded voluntary and non-legally binding suspension" agreed earlier with the European Union, the message said.

04.Jan.2006 Irans president criticizes Iran's past foreign policy: Iranian President blasts policy of ‘entente’ with the West implemented in past 16 years, says it achieved nothing.

04.Jan.2006 Hillary Clinton, AIPAC and Iran: AIPAC’s hypocrisy is stomach-turning, to say the least. The goliath lobbying organization wants Iran to be slapped across the knuckles while the crimes of Israel continue to be ignored. And who is propping up AIPAC’s hypocritical position? Senator Hillary Clinton of New York.
Man who posted casualty photos released: Wilson, 28, was arrested on obscenity charges in October for operating a Web site which sparked national attention for giving soldiers free access to pornography in exchange for posting pictures from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

04.Jan.2006 Support for Bush drops among armed forces: Poll : The support for the President's Iraq policy is only at 54 per cent or a drop from 63 per cent a year ago, according to the Military Times.

04.Jan.2006 US Rep. Murtha says he wouldn't join military now: Rep. John Murtha, a key Democratic voice who favors pulling U.S. troops from Iraq, said in remarks airing on Monday that he would not join the US military today.

04.Jan.2006 Chalabi likely to succeed in new Iraq government, despite controversy: The former exile who helped spur the U.S.-led invasion by feeding false intelligence to Washington about Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction + who returned to Iraq after Saddam's fall to craft himself into a political leader, still has more cards to play.

04.Jan.2006 The Guerilla War on Iraqi Oil : As America continues to tighten its grip on the world’s dwindling hydrocarbon resources, we can expect that the successes of the Iraqi resistance will offer a model to the other disparate groups who have no chance of beating the United States in open battle, but hope to bring the empire to its knees by making the costs of war too great to sustain.

04.Jan.2006 U.S. Reconstruction Money Exausted: Iraq must rebuild itself: Realisation that the last of the US money will be allocated by the summer, with work continuing well into 2007, will dismay ordinary Iraqis. Millions remain frustrated at what they see as a paucity

04.Jan.2006 Noam Chomsky : A Tale of Two Quagmires : The Bush administration has succeeded in making the United States one of the most feared and hated countries in the world. The talent of these guys is unbelievable. They have even succeeded at alienating Canada. I mean, that takes genius, literally.

04.Jan.2006 Damage to Israel-Turkey relations feared: Foreign Ministry sends calming messages to Ankara following publication on contracts won by Israeli companies to train Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq, claiming companies acted on their own initiative

04.Jan.2006 In case you missed it: Israelis trained Kurds in Iraq: A number of Israeli companies have won contracts with the Kurdish government in northern Iraq to train and equip Kurdish security forces and build an international airport, Yedioth Ahronoth reports; al-Qaeda warning of attack prompts hasty exit of all Israeli instructors from region

04.Jan.2006 Torture: The Israeli Denial : As the U.S. methods of torture are exposed around the world, Israeli methods of systematic torture on the Palestinians remain unbroken taboo.

04.Jan.2006 A Glossary of Dispossession: During 2005 the Israelis and most main media trumpeted the "disengagement" from Gaza + claimed that bold steps had been taken to resolve the conflict. Despite these claims, the reality is that more Palestinian land has been stolen, many have been dispossessed + ethnic cleansing has been exacerbated especially in Jerusalem.
U.S. military 'shuts down' soldiers' blogs: Nowadays, milbloggers "get shut down almost as fast as they're set up," said New York Army National Guard Spc. Jason Christopher Hartley, 31, of upstate New Paltz, who believes something is lost as the grunt's-eye take on Tikrit or Kabul is silenced or sanitized.
Domestic Spying Program Is Sign the U.S. is Decaying Into a “Police State”
Democracy Now!
Former NSA intelligence agent Russell Tice condemns reports that the Agency has been engaged in eavesdropping on U.S. citizens without court warrants. Tice has volunteered to testify before Congress about illegal black ops programs at the NSA. Tice said, “The freedom of the American people cannot be protected when our constitutional liberties are ignored and our nation has decayed into a police state."

A Life, Wasted
Let's Stop This War Before More Heroes Are Killed -By Paul E. Schroeder
Two painful questions remain for all of us. Are the lives of Americans being killed in Iraq wasted? Are they dying in vain? President Bush says those who criticize staying the course are not honoring the dead. That is twisted logic: honor the fallen by killing another 2,000 troops in a broken policy?

Friends Don't Let Friends Commit War Crimes -By Cindy Sheehan
I believe Bush and Blair are too far gone for redemption. They both need to be removed from their power and tried for their war crimes and betrayals. Until they are removed, the murder + the mayhem will continue.

CIA Ignored Info Iraq Had No WMD -By Associated Press
New York Times reporter James Risen uses the anecdote to illustrate how the CIA ignored information that Iraq no longer had weapons of mass destruction. His book, "State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration" describes secret operations of the Bush administration's war on terrorism.

Former U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson said Monday that he has filed paperwork to run for the congressional seat held by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
Decorated vet Rep. John Murtha says he wouldn't serve in Bush's army. 1/3
The War on Immigrants: Get ready for a Republican assault -- their opportunity for election-year demagogy. 1/3

New Book Which BuzzFlash Will Carry: CIA and Bush Administration Ignored Info Iraq Had No WMD
We all know that the Bush family was puckered up as tightly to Ken Lay as Geraldo Rivera is to a TV camera, but until seeing "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," we had no idea how emblematic of the Bush Administration Enron was.
Abramoff Pleads Guilty in Plea Bargain. But, Being Cynical, We Think that Maybe a Tacit Part of the Bargain is that he Will Testify Against a Few Sacrificial Lambs, But Make Sure that the White House is Not Tainted and that Some GOP Bigwigs go Unnamed. But, You Know Us, We're Just Oh So Jaded.
Abramoff makes plea deal...clearing the way for him to cooperate in a massive government investigation of influence peddling involving members of Congress

"Russland fordert Marktpreise für sein Gas und droht deswegen die Schließung der Gashähne an. Damit wendet Russland nur die erprobten Rezepte des internationalen Kapitalismus an. Wie kann man ihm das vorwerfen? Gasprom und Exxon, der selbe Kampf! Die Ukraine wird nach der orangenen Revolution zur kapitalistischen Revolution schreiten müssen. Die EU kann sich in dem Konflikt nur an die eigene Nase fassen. Sie (...) hat vergessen, eine gemeinsame Strategie zu erarbeiten und strategische Lager für den Fall anzulegen, dass im Winter ein eisiger Wind aus Sibirien weht. Ihre übermäßige Abhängigkeit von russischem Gas ist eine große Schwäche."
"The Independent"
"Der Ukraine den Gashahn zuzudrehen ist eine politische Entscheidung. Wladimir Putin will die Regierung der Ukraine unter Viktor Juschtschenko aushebeln. Die Gründe für diese Krise liegen auf der Hand, aber ihre Auswirkungen sind noch nicht in vollen Ausmaß absehbar. Der Streit macht die Abhängigkeit der Europäer von russischem Erdgas deutlich. (...) Europa braucht eine gemeinsame Energiepolitik."
"La Repubblica"
"Der Gasstreit hat die russische und die ukrainische Grenze überschritten, weitet sich zunächst auf den reichen Westen aus und dann auch auf ärmere Länder - er bedroht eine ganze Region. Die am Abend erzielte Einigung mit dem Versprechen, die Lieferungen an die EU von heute an wieder voll zu gewährleisten, scheint nicht dauerhaft. Moskau hat entschieden, dem Druck der Europäischen Union nachzugeben, aber warnt, dass es nicht "für immer die Diebstähle der Ukrainer" decken kann. Und unterdessen sind Moskau und Kiew nicht einmal unmittelbar an den Verhandlungstisch zurückgekehrt, sondern machen weiter mit ihren Vorwürfen, Drohungen und Beleidigungen."
"Il Messaggero"
"Dies sollte eine klare Botschaft an alle Länder der Ex-UdSSR sein. Sie sollen die Folgen sorgfältig abwägen, die ihr eventueller Austritt aus der Sphäre des russischen Einflusses und ihre Hinwendung zu neuen Allianzen mit dem Westen haben würde. Es ist ein riskanter Schachzug, der alle hoch entwickelten Länder und besonders die europäischen Staaten besorgt."
"Daily Telegraph"
"Putins Versprechen, mehr Gas nach Europa zu pumpen, ist gerissen: Der Westen muss sich jetzt entscheiden, ob er den Ton gegenüber Russland verschärft, oder Moskaus Taktik der Einschüchterung einfach aussitzt. Die Gangstermethoden von Gasprom erinnern an Sowjetzeiten. Der Westen muss Russland klar machen, dass sein Verhalten untragbar ist, wenn das Land weiterhin ein Mitglied im Club der zivilisierten Nationen sein will."
"Le Monde"
"Es ist die erste Kriegserklärung des 21. Jahrhunderts. Ein Land hat die Energieversorgung eines anderen gekappt, weil dieses sich nicht seinen Forderungen gebeugt hat. (...) Mit dem Aufstieg von Verbrauchsriesen wie China und Indien sind die Rohstoffe eine wirtschaftliche Waffe der Abschreckung, wenn nicht der Massenvernichtung geworden. Eine neue Geopolitik zeichnet sich ab, die Produzentenländer wie Russland in eine Position der Stärke bringt und Käufer wie China zu einer Diplomatie der Versorgungssicherheit gegenüber zum Beispiel Afrika und dem Nahen Osten zwingt. (...) Europa befindet sich im Lager der Verbraucher und ist zu recht beunruhigt."

"Ich wünsche mir eine sprachgesteuerte MultiMediaWorkStation (MMWS) mit der ich mich unterhalten, Fotos vergrößern, beschneiden, verändern und ausdrucken, Texte diktieren, Filme & Musik aufnehmen, TV glotzen, Games spielen, News, Bücher + Bilder aus dem Inernet laden und telefonieren kann. Hab ich etwas vergessen? Nun, die absolute Rundumlösung. Natürlich ohne Abstürze. Ach, wäre das schön!"
Peter Körner

Laut "Guardian" könnte sich der Bau eines Billig-Computers für die Suchmaschine sogar lohnen, etwa wenn das Unternehmen seinen Nutzern über das Gerät Videofilme + andere von Werbung begleitete Dateien zusenden würde.
Technikwunschtraum? Wie wär's damit:
Ein TV-Gerät, das alle Smart- und sonstigen Speichercards lesen kann, außerdem DVD lesen und beschreiben kann, über OS X von Mac Zugang zum schnellen Internet gewährt, dabei über eine eingebaute, zoomfähige Webcam verfügt, das alles kann per drahtloser Tastatur angesteuert werden kann. Und Skype ist selbstverständlich vorinstalliert. Das Gerät sollte superflach sein und über anständige - klar, drahtlose - Satellitenboxen samt deftigem Subwoofer verfügen. Und weil es von Sir Jonathan Ive (Apple, iPod Designer) gestaltet sein sollte, ist es nicht nur ein wahrer Augenschmaus, sondern gäbe es auch einen Dock für den iPod und eine sprachgesteuerte Fernbedienung als Option. Und der Preis sollte denn auch noch so gestaltet sein, dass man nicht seinen Kleinwagen verkaufen muss, um sich das Teil leisten zu können." Christian Eckert

"Beamer im Laptop-Gehäuse oben. Somit wird jede Wand zur Leinwand. DVB-T & Laptop machen somit den Fernseher (& das Kabel) hinfällig."
Kilian Schmidiger

Das vielleicht aber heißeste Gerücht geht um Google: Larry Page, so lautet es, werde seine CES-Keynote am Freitag dazu nutzen, einen echten Knaller zu servieren. Und das sei nicht nur das "Google-Betriebssystem", dessen Nahen die üblichen Branchenexperten schon öfter prophezeiten als christliche Sekten den Weltuntergang, sondern gleich auch noch
der passende Googleputer - ein Stück internetfähiger Hardware für schlapp 200 Dollar. Man darf also gespannt sein.
Scotland Yard startete am selben Tag eine groß angelegte Plakatkampagne, mit der Londoner zu mehr Wachsamkeit gegenüber potenziellen Terroristen aufgerufen werden. Die Poster richten sich unter anderem an die Anwohner der Themse im Zentrum der Acht-Millionen-Stadt. Sie werden gebeten, alle verdächtigen Bewegungen der Polizei zu melden, weil Angreifer Sprengstoff über den Fluss zu prominenten Gebäuden bringen könnten.
Auf anderen Postern werden Mitarbeiter von Autohäusern aufgerufen, auf Verdächtige zu achten, die Fahrzeuge für Bombenanschläge besorgen könnten. Haus- und Wohnungsbesitzer werden gebeten, Mieter und Käufer zu melden, die möglicherweise Unterkünfte und Werkstätten zur Vorbereitung von Anschlägen besorgen. "Terroristen werden nicht erfolgreich sein, wenn jemand verdächtige Aktivitäten meldet", heißt es auf den Plakaten.
Justiz-Skandal: Sechs Jahre U-Haft unzulässig

03.Jan.2006 Terror in London: Bombenleger arbeiteten mit wenig Geld

03.Jan.2006 Südfrankreich: Jugendbanden greifen Zugreisende an

03.Jan.2006 Verfassungsschutz: Lage im Irak bedroht Sicherheit in Deutschland
Atomausstieg: CSU rückt vom Koalitionsvertrag ab

03.Jan.2006 Evangelische Christen eingeladen: Bischof entzieht Priester Lehrerlaubnis
Kaufplan: BASF bietet fünf Milliarden Dollar für US-Unternehmen

03.Jan.2006 Iran: Deutscher Urlauber wegen Grenzverletzung vor Gericht
Weltkulturerbe: Wartburg graut vor Windkrafträdern
Schneelast: Hallendächer in Salzburg und München eingebrochen
Gasstreit: Gasprom und die Ukraine wollen wieder verhandeln

03.Jan.2006 Stahlkonzerne: Thyssen punktet in Übernahmeschlacht um Dofasco
9,15 Millionen Stellen: Neue Rekord-Primzahl gefunden

03.Jan.2006 Gas-Not: Ukrainer wollen lieber frieren als nachgeben

03.Jan.2006 Umfrage unter Managern: Hybridautos sind im Kommen

03.Jan.2006 Gefährliche Sicherheitslücke: Bilddateien bedrohen Windows-PCs
Frankreich: Chirac hebt Ausnahmezustand auf
Mitgliederboom: Große Koalition bringt die Kleinen groß raus
Nasa-Luftschlösser: Bizarre Ideen für Städte im All
Integration: Sonderbefragung für Muslime

03.Jan.2006 Börse im Plus: Dax erklimmt Mehrjahreshoch
150.000-Dollar-Reptil: US-Zoo verkauft zweiköpfige Schlange
Gasprom: Russland erneuert Gasklau-Vorwurf gegen Ukraine

03.Jan.2006 United Airlines: Ende des Gläubigerverfahrens steht bevor

03.Jan.2006 Oberbayern: Nachtzug nach Paris blieb im Schnee stecken
Debatte: Das bürgerliche Dilemma
Presseschau: "Rohstoffe sind zur Waffe geworden"
Heute in den Feuilletons: "Todeslager waren etwas anderes"
Hungrige Dickhäuter: Schwanzhaar verrät Elefantenfutter
Energiepolitik: Koalition streitet über Atomausstieg

03.Jan.2006 4,6 Millionen ohne Job: Arbeitslosenzahl stieg im Dezember weniger als erwartet

03.Jan.2006 Überschwemmungen: Schwarzenegger ruft Notstand aus
Energiestreit mit Ukraine: Gasprom gleicht Lieferengpass für Westeuropa aus
Rätselhafte Epidemie bei Jugendlichen in Tschetschenien
Psychlogisches Trauma, Trinkwasservergiftung oder ein Angriff mit chemischen Waffen - zwischen diesen Polen bewegen sich die Spekulationen um die rätselhafte Erkrankung von mehr als 80 Jugendlichen in Tschetschenien. Fast nur Mädchen sind krank. Die Experten haben keine Erklärung parat. Tagesschau –


Nor is there any proof that the stolen White House treasures were loaded onto the Fantome. The plunder was put aboard a convoy of British ships, which many believe set sail for Halifax. However, some historians said the Fantome was in Maine at the time.

A shipwreck is a time capsule," he said in a telephone interview from Ottawa. "A shipwreck is the stoppage of time. It's a fantastic legacy we can leave if they are well preserved and well handled."

The founder of the holding company searching the Fantome site dismissed criticism that his company was looting Nova Scotia's underwater history.

The British raid on Washington in the final months of the War of 1812 was a humiliating moment in U.S. history. Invading British and Canadian soldiers easily defeated American soldiers, then set fire to the city after ransacking the White House and Capitol building.
03.Jan.2006 Whether science or sorcery, astrology influenced history 
With journalistic pundits discredited lately as too often on the take, shouldn't we approach this New Year's window of prognostication from another angle?
Didn't the planetary maps of Regiomontanus aid Columbus?
"Astrology is the oldest of the occult sciences," explains independent historian Benson Bobrick in The Fated Sky, his robust, fact-filled account of the subject, but "is also the origin of science itself," with progeny as diverse as astronomy and botany.

Numa recente edição da "Grande Reportagem", Bobone deixa-nos esta pérola: "Os sem-abrigo deviam assumir a sua condição".
BerlinOnline: Berliner Zeitung Archiv - Die Dynamik der La-Ola ...
Die Dynamik der La- Ola - Welle . Gelangweilte Fußballfans machen eher mit.
Waldbrände und La- Ola -Wellen haben mehr gemeinsam, als man denkt: Sie breiten sich ...

Links do CRG acerca do 11,Sep.2001
Em entrevista à CBC Radio Michael Springman expõe ligações da CIA a Osama bin Laden, (Real Audio), 29 Jan. Video de Bin Laden: Como crescem as dúvidas ...

Mini-ciclo Michael Moore - Núcleo de Cinema FCT UNL Michael Springman, cônsul chefe dos EUA na Arábia Saudita queixa-se de ser mandado, por ordens superiores a "aceitar pedidos não qualificados de vistos para ...
2004080204_Report Mike Springman – USA consulate + foreign service official. ... Aug.2004 This is a must watch video: Uninvited Guest: Michael Moore Takes Boston By Storm: ...

200407300802_und_Report It's Michael Moore against Bill O'Reilly. ... Mike Springman – USA consulate + foreign service official. Springman went public (after internal efforts ...

03.Jan.2006 OnVista: News-Center - Im Fokus - Putin kündigte in Petersburg an, Russland wolle mit seinem größten Gläubiger Deutschland neue Verhandlungen über eine weitere vorzeitige Rückzahlung ... schaffen', bekräftigte Putin ...
03.Jan.2006 Web   Ergebnisse 1 - 100 von ungefähr 80.000 für la ola welle . ( 0,22 Sekunden
Denying Armageddon: Preventing Terrorist Use of Nuclear Weapons 14.Nov.2005 With Dr. Michael Hynes, Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation
02.Jan.2006 Daily Links ... SYCOPHANTIC' ARMY. Douglas Macgregor criticizes methods of U.S. occupation ... for six or eight months," Col Macgregor says. " ... .com/reflect.htm. BIO : ...
02.Jan.2006 ... of a kind Product-It is the first Bio -Tec Company to create a Human Immune Super Food ... Army's leading thinkers on innovation, Col . Douglas Macgregor finds himself transferred to ...
02.Jan.2006 The RMA Debate:

RMA Overview

The RMA Debate

- articles and links about the Revolution in Military Affairs, information war + asymmetric warfare.

Gateway to US defense modernization debate.

Different Perspective. Lt. Col . Phillip J. Ridderhof. Naval ... Industrial Era. Douglas A. Macgregor . Defense Horizons No ...

The Global Technology Revolution: Bio/Nano/Materials Trends + ...
Afghan Gov't Orders Barriers Dropped :

The government said Monday it has ordered the U.S. Embassy, the U.N. and other organizations to remove security barriers that are blocking streets in Afghanistan's capital and causing traffic jams.

02.Jan.2006 Jonathan Schell: The Hidden State Steps Forward :

The alarming argument is that as Commander in Chief he possesses "inherent" authority to suspend laws in wartime.

But if he can suspend FISA at his whim + in secret, then what law can he not suspend?

What need is there, for example, to pass or not pass the Patriot Act if any or all of its provisions can be secretly exceeded by the President?

02.Jan.2006 Bolton Testimony Revealed Domestic Spying : It turned out that Bolton was just one of many government officials who learned the identities of Americans caught in the NSA intercepts. The State Department asked the NSA to unmask the identities of American citizens 500 times since May 2001.

02.Jan.2006 Dozens send back lobbyist's donations: Members of Congress who once counted on super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff to help finance their campaigns have begun returning the cash they got from him and his clients, signaling a growing worry that ethics -- and the scandal surrounding Abramoff -- will become issues that could affect close House and Senate races in next year's midterm elections.
02.Jan.2006 War pimp alert:
N Korea gears up to make nukes: NORTH Korea is working to restart a reactor that would produce enough plutonium to make 10 atomic bombs a year, a leading US nuclear scientist has warned.

02.Jan.2006 War pimp alert: America off guard as dominoes begin to tumble once more: While intervening ineptly in the Middle East, the US has failed to uphold the fundamental principle of its foreign policy: the Monroe Doctrine, reserving South America as its own sphere of influence.
Iraq Oil Minister Resigns Under Pressure : Iraq's oil minister said Monday he resigned after the government last week gave him a forced vacation and replaced him with Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi following criticism about fuel price increases.

02.Jan.2006 Iraq oil exports hit post-war low : Iraq's oil exports 00.Dec.2005 fell to their lowest level since the official end of the conflict in 2003, Iraqi interim government figures have shown.

02.Jan.2006 Puppet State Brought Down By Price Controls?: The mystery to explain is why a country that is incredibly oil rich – with the 2nd largest oil reserves in the world – would face a massive shortage of all oil products. If you knew nothing more than this detail + you knew something about the history of economic debacles, you might guess: price controls. You would be right.

02.Jan.2006 No new funds sought for rebuilding Iraq: The Bush administration does not intend to seek any new funds for Iraq reconstruction in the budget request going before Congress in February, officials say.

02.Jan.2006 Howard Zinn: After the War: The war against Iraq, the assault on its people, the occupation of its cities, will come to an end, sooner or later.

The process has already begun. The first signs of mutiny are appearing in Congress. The first editorials calling for withdrawal from Iraq are beginning to appear in the press.

02.Jan.2006 Iraq’s Sunnis religious scholars paid to assist US: US contractor pays some Sunni religious scholars $144,000 for assistance with propaganda work in Iraq.

02.Jan.2006 Why should stop the Pentagon from bombing Iran?: why is every decent American citizen not jumping to denounce the likely invasion of Iran? (+, down the road, the threatened invasion of Syria + North Korea ? ) Insularity + laziness are not the explanation, in my opinion.

02.Jan.2006 Iran threatens 'crushing' response to U.S. or Israeli attack : "Iran has prepared itself...they will get a crushing response if they make such a mistake," Larijani said on Iranian television late Sunday.

02.Jan.2006 Iran president likens Zionism to fascism: "Zionism is a Western ideology + a colonialist idea ... + right now it massacres Muslims with direct guidance + help from the USA + a part of Europe ... Zionism is basically a new (form of) fascism," he added.

02.Jan.2006 Israel's Sharon aims to scrap peace plan: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon plans eventually to scrap a U.S.-led "road map" to peace with the Palestinians and instead seek Washington's blessing for annexing occupied West Bank land, a newspaper said on Monday.
A Gestapo Administration by Paul Craig Roberts
Bush has actually declared it treasonous to reveal his illegal behavior! His propagandists, who masquerade as news organizations, have taken up the line: To reveal wrong-doing by the Bush administration is to give aid and comfort to the enemy.

Man müsse vor allem das Talent mitbringen, blitzschnell auf Situationen zu reagieren.
Zahlreiche Stolpersteine lauern einem Premierminister auf: Er müsse vor jeder Aussage genau die Fakten prüfen, denn schließlich werde jedes seiner Worte genau analysiert. Wenn man also etwas Falsches behaupte, "kann man viel Ärger bekommen + die Leute schreiben den Worten Bedeutung zu, die man nie beabsichtigt hatte". Wann immer er über ein Thema informiert werde, sage er seinen Leuten: "Fakten, Fakten, Fakten."
London - 3:37 Minuten ist das Video lang und trägt den Titel
"A Day in the Life". Zu sehen ist Tony Blair an seinem Schreibtisch - leger im weißen Hemd ohne Jackett. Es soll die Antwort liefern auf die Frage, was eigentlich ein Premierminister den ganzen Tag so macht. Der britische Regierungschef erklärt dem Zuschauer, wie das mit dem Regieren geht und dass sich sein Arbeitstag vor allem durch eines auszeichnet: "Es gibt keinen typischen Tag. Jeder Tag ist anders." Es könne jeden Tag etwas völlig unerwartetes passieren, dass den Ablauf komplett umwerfe.
Noch eine weitere Überlegung lässt die meisten Demokraten innehalten. Zwänge man Bush aus dem Amt, wäre sein Nachfolger Vizepräsident Dick Cheney, der Mann, den einige Kritiker als den finsteren Kopf hinter Bush sehen. Und den wollen sie dann wohl doch nicht im Weißen Haus.
Die amerikanische Bürgerrechtsunion, eine regierungskritische Organisation mit Sitz in New York, fordert eine Untersuchung seitens eines unabhängigen Sonderermittlers. In ganzseitigen Zeitungsanzeigen verglich sie Bush mit dem ehemaligen Präsidenten Richard Nixon, der 1974 mit seinem Rücktritt einem Impeachment im Watergate-Skandal zuvor kam.
Nixon wurde Vertuschung von Verbrechen vorgeworfen. Der Demokrat Clinton wurde 1998 in ein Impeachment-Verfahren gezwungen, nachdem ihm im Sexskandal mit seiner Praktikantin Falschaussage unter Eid zu Last gelegt wurde. Im Senat fand sich aber nicht die nötige Mehrheit für eine Amtsenthebung.
Mehr Chancen können sich nun die Gegner des Präsidenten auch nicht ausrechnen. In beiden Kammern des Kongresses verfügen Bushs Republikaner über die Mehrheit - sowohl im Repräsentantenhaus, das über die Einleitung des Prozederes entscheiden müsste, als auch im Senat, wo das Verfahren schließlich stattfinden würde.
Die Mehrheitsverhältnisse wären für die Demokraten aber nicht das einzige strategische Hindernis. Ein Amtsenthebungsverfahren gegen Bush anzustrengen, wäre für die Opposition ein großes politisches Risiko. Viele Wähler könnten diesen Schritt als Racheakt für die verlorene Wahl von 2004 auslegen - und das den Demokraten übel nehmen und sie dafür beim nächsten Urnengang abstrafen. Das schwache Abschneiden der Republikaner bei der Kongresswahl 1998 wurde als Denkzettel für ihr Impeachment gegen Clinton gewertet.

Um den Präsidenten des Amtes zu entheben, müsste ihm Verrat, Bestechung oder anderes gravierendes Fehlverhalten nachgewiesen werden. Davon kann in diesem Fall nach Überzeugung des Weißen Hauses überhaupt nicht die Rede sein. Bush habe alle rechtlichen Befugnisse gehabt, zur Abwehr von Terrorgefahr den Geheimdienst auch ohne Gerichtserlaubnis zum Abhören von Telefonaten zu ermächtigen.
Viele Demokraten und auch einige von Bushs Republikanern sehen das anders. Aber selbst wenn Bush nicht die Ermächtigung zu dem Schritt gehabt hätte, glauben sie nicht an einen Rechtsbruch, der ein Impeachment zur Folge haben könnte. "Es handelte sich um eine politische Fehleinschätzung", schreibt der konservative Kommentator Charles Krauthammer. "Nur der dreisteste und waghalsigste Parteistratege könnte so tun, als ob es um etwas gehe, das auch nur am Rande mit einem kapitalen Verbrechen und Vergehen zu tun hat."
Bush betont, dass die Entscheidung für die Abhör-Aktionen zum Zwecke der Terrorbekämpfung rechtmäßig gewesen sei. "Der Feind ruft jemanden an + wir wollen wissen, wen er anruft und warum", erklärt er. "Ich denke, dass die meisten Amerikaner die Notwendigkeit verstehen herauszufinden, was der Feind denkt." Mit dieser Begründung Bushs hätten die Demokraten es schwer, die Öffentlichkeit von einer Anklage zu überzeugen.


Washington - Die Chancen sind minimal, aber die Gegner des US-Präsidenten greifen nach dem Strohhalm. Die kalifornische Senatorin Barbara Boxer hat bereits vier Staatsrechtler um eine Einschätzung gebeten, ob Bush ein Vergehen zur Last gelegt werden könnte, das ein Impeachment rechtfertigen würde. Und der Abgeordnete John Conyers aus Michigan möchte aus dem Kongress eine Antwort auf die Frage, ob es eine Grundlage für ein Amtsenthebungsverfahren gibt. Auch eine Reihe amerikanischer Bürger haben in Leserbriefen an ihre Zeitungen ein Impeachment gegen Bush gefordert.
Frankfurt am Main - Sixt biete gemeinsam mit dem Finanzinvestor Apax für die Tochter des Autokonzerns Volkswagen und konkurriere dabei mit sechs weiteren Interessenten, berichtete die "Financial Times Deutschland" vorab unter Berufung auf mit dem Bieterverfahren vertraute Kreisen.
Sixt hatte bisher ein Interesse an Europcar dementiert. Das Unternehmen sei aber noch aufgesprungen, als die Frist für die erste Bieterrunde noch einmal um drei Tage verlängert wurde, hieß es in dem Bericht. "Das sind Marktspekulationen, zu denen wir keine Stellung beziehen", sagte ein Sixt-Sprecher.
In der laufenden Verhandlungsrunde seien zudem der führende US-Autovermieter Enterprise, der Finanzinvestor Cerberus, der 2003 in den USA bereits die Autovermieter National Car Rental und Alamo Car Rental gekauft hat, sowie die Beteiligungsgesellschaften Blackstone, Cinven, Carlyle und Merrill Lynch Global.
Für den britischen Premierminister Winston Churchill entwirft Bassenge in einem Memorandum das Konzept eines "Nationalkomitee West", gedacht als Antwort auf das von deutschen Offizieren in sowjetischer Gefangenschaft gegründete "Nationalkomitee Freies Deutschland" - daran allerdings haben die Briten kein Interesse.
Im August 1944 hatte Dietrich von Choltitz, Kommandierender General von Groß-Paris, Hitlers Order missachtet, die Seine-Metropole entweder zu halten oder in ein "Trümmerfeld" zu verwandeln + die Stadt stattdessen den anrückenden Alliierten übergeben - als "Retter von Paris", der aus humanistischer Überzeugung das geistige und kulturelle Zentrum Europas vor der Zerstörung bewahrt habe, galt er fortan vielen, selbst in Frankreich.
Doch der Humanist war nach eigenem Eingeständnis auch ein Kriegsverbrecher. "Der schwerste Auftrag, den ich durchgeführt habe, ... ist die Liquidation der Juden", gestand Choltitz gegenüber seinen Kameraden in Trent Park, "ich habe diesen Auftrag allerdings auch bis zur letzten Konsequenz durchgeführt." Selbst Historikern war dies bisher nicht bekannt; Herausgeber Neitzel vermutet, dass die Morde in Choltitz' Zeit als Regimentskommandeur auf der Krim 1941/42 fallen. Sohn Timo, der auf einer Webseite das Andenken an die Pariser Heldentat des Vaters pflegt, glaubt dagegen an eine Fälschung - auch nachdem er inzwischen im Londoner Nationalarchiv die Original-Abhörprotokolle in Augenschein genommen hat.

Lädierte Legende des "Retters von Paris"
In den Trent-Park-Protokollen wird zudem deutlich, dass die zählebige Mär von der "sauberen" Wehrmacht von Hitlers militärischer Elite von Anfang an bewusst und wider besseres Wissen propagiert wurde. So verkündet General der Kavallerie Edwin Graf von Rothkirch, er werde versuchen, alles "immer so zu drehen, dass das Offizierskorps reingewaschen wird. Rücksichtslos! Rücksichtslos!".

Auch Auschwitz ist vielen der gefangenen Kommandeure ein Begriff: "In Oberschlesien haben sie Leute einfach fabrikmäßig abgeschlachtet", weiß Generalleutnant Heinrich Kittel. "In einer großen Halle sind die vergast worden." Auch die Dimension des Holocaust können die Offiziere durchaus richtig einschätzen: Von "drei Millionen" ermordeten Juden spricht schon 1943 der Luftwaffen-General Georg Neuffer, sein Kollege Generalmajor Gerhard Bassenge nennt im Dezember des gleichen Jahres die Zahl von fünf Millionen Opfern.
Generalmajor Walter Bruns berichtet von einem Massaker an Juden bei Riga: "Die Gruben waren 24 Meter lang und ungefähr drei Meter breit. (Die Menschen) mussten sich hinlegen wie die Sardinen in einer Büchse, Köpfe nach der Mitte. Oben sechs Maschinenpistolenschützen, die dann den Genickschuss beibrachten. Wie ich kam, war sie schon voll, da mussten also die Lebenden sich drauflegen + dann kriegten sie den Schuss." Die Schlange der Wartenden sei "zehn, zwölf Kilometer" lang gewesen: "Es war ein Anstehen auf den Tod."
"Die Judensache war ganz richtig"

Für Historiker allerdings sind die jetzt freigegebenen Protokolle eine wahre Fundgrube; eine spannende Lektüre ist die Auswahl, die der Mainzer Geschichtswissenschaftler Sönke Neitzel jetzt veröffentlicht hat, zudem. Denn in der langweiligen "splendid isolation" des ländlichen Britanniens verdrängen die alten Kameraden bald, dass der Feind vermutlich mithört, und plaudern munter über mehr Dinge, als ihnen vor der Geschichte lieb sein kann. So liegt nun gewissermaßen das mündliche Geständnis zu den Fakten vor, die die lange umstrittene Ausstellung "Verbrechen der Wehrmacht" schon vor Jahren einer breiten Öffentlichkeit zugänglich gemacht hat - die Legende von der angeblich weißen Weste der Wehrmacht und ihrer Generalität wird durch diese Dokumente wohl endgültig beerdigt.
Anfang des 15. Jahrhunderts waren die Wälder um das Herrenhaus Trent Park bei Enfield liebstes Jagdrevier Heinrichs IV. von England, dem Shakespeare eines seiner blutrünstigen Königsdramen widmete. Gut 500 Jahre später wird auf dem weitläufigen Anwesen nördlich von London nicht mehr Hirschen mit der Armbrust nachgestellt, sondern blutrünstigen Nazis mittels Abhörwanzen: Im Zweiten Weltkrieg halten die Briten in Trent Park gefangengenommene NS-Generäle fest - und belauschen sie systematisch.

Im Offizierslager "Trent Park" haben die Briten von 1942 bis 1945 gefangene Nazi-Generäle abgehört. Die Protokolle belegen, wie Hitler-treue Offiziere an der Legende von der sauberen Wehrmacht strickten. Vom Holocaust wussten fast alle - dagegen aufbegehren mochte keiner.
Washington - Das Programm des Geheimdienstes NSA befasse sich nur mit einer kleinen Zahl von Gesprächen, die aus dem Ausland eingingen, sagte Bush während eines Besuchs in einem Militärkrankenhaus in Texas. "Wenn Sie jemand von der al-Qaida anruft, wollen wir wissen, warum", sagte er. Die USA befänden sich im Krieg. Ein Sprecher des Präsidenten stellte später klar, auch Anrufe aus den USA ins Ausland würden abgehört.
Zuvor hatte die "New York Times" berichtet, 2004 seien im Büro des damaligen Justizministers John Ashcroft Bedenken über die Rechtmäßigkeit des Programms aufgekommen. Die Regierung habe deswegen Ashcroft um seine Zustimmung gebeten, obwohl dieser wegen einer Gallenblasenoperation im Krankenhaus lag. Wie sich Ashcroft äußerte, sei nicht bekannt. In den USA erfüllt der Justizminister auch Aufgaben eines Generalbundesanwalts und berät die Regierung in juristischen Fragen.
Die Demokraten fordern eine Untersuchung des Falls. Charles Schumer vom Justizkomitee des Senats sagte im Fernsehen, er werde den republikanischen Vorsitzenden Arlen Specter um eine Anhörung bitten. Unter anderem sollten Ashcroft und der heutige Justizminister Alberto Gonzales Stellungnahmen abgeben. Auch andere Senatoren aus beiden Parteien haben formelle Untersuchungen gefordert.
Bush hatte kürzlich zugegeben, der NSA ohne vorherige richterliche Erlaubnis das Abhören von Auslandsgesprächen + das Lesen von E-Mails von US-Bürgern mit mutmaßlichen Verbindungen zu Extremisten gestattet zu haben.
"Wenn Sie jemand von al-Qaida anruft, wollen wir wissen, warum", sagte er.
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Dass die Yolngus zu einem der politisch aktivsten der Aboriginal-Völker wurden, liegt vor allem daran, dass ihr Land so unzugänglich ist. Erst

00.000.1935 stießen Methodisten-Missionare in den endlosen Eukalyptuswald des Arnhem-Landes vor.

Als dort Anfang der sechziger Jahre Bauxit gefunden wurde, waren die Heimstätten vieler anderer Aborigines-Völker bereits zerstört, die Yolngus gewarnt.

00.000.1963 wandten sie sich mit einer auf Baumrinde verfassten Petition ans Parlament, damit ihr Land vom Tagebau verschont bleibe.

Das Rinden-Schriftstück wurde berühmt und hängt heute an einem Ehrenplatz im Parlamentsgebäude. Die Bauxit-Mine wurde dennoch gebaut
Wem der Urahn zürnte, finden wir nicht heraus. Heiliges Wissen darf nur an Eingeweihte weitergegeben werden, neugierigen Fragen weichen die Yolngus höflich aus.
Wiege der Aboriginal-Kultur: Dieser Küstenstreifen ist vermutlich jener Ort, an dem vor etwa 45.000 Jahren die ersten Menschen in Australien landeten.

Dazu galt es, eine 70 Kilometer breite Meerenge zwischen Indonesien und Australien zu überwinden.

Damals haben zum ersten Mal Menschen planmäßig eine derartige Strecke auf See bewältigt - zu einer Zeit, als in Europa noch die Neandertaler siedelten.
Von der Gove-Halbinsel aus eroberten die Ureinwohner in den folgenden Jahrtausenden Australien - vom Hochgebirge bis in die Tropen, von der Wüste bis ins Sumpfland.

Aus einzelnen Clans wurden Völker: Etwa 250 Sprachen mit etwa 700 Dialekten entstanden.
Spiritueller Mittelpunkt des Lebens war und ist die Landschaft, die die Aboriginal People ernährt. So ist der Wald, in dem unsere Zelte stehen, ein Heiligtum.

Hier wurde dem Mythos nach das didgeridoo erschaffen, jenes traditionelle Blasinstrument, dem die Ureinwohner wenige dunkle Töne und eine Vielfalt von Geräuschen entlocken:

Einer der gottgleichen Vorväter schleuderte zu Traumzeiten von dieser Klippe aus voller Zorn einen Baumstamm ins ferne Meer, der Baum barst und ward zum Blasinstrument.
Didgeridoos rufen zum großen Tanz

Washington - Allein aus Oklahoma wurden mindestens ein Dutzend Brandherde gemeldet. Starker Wind bis zu 80 Kilometer pro Stunde und hohe Temperaturen fachten die Flammen zusätzlich an.

Wie der regionale Rundfunk am Sonntag (Ortszeit) berichtete, mussten Teile der 500.000-Einwohner-Stadt Oklahoma City evakuiert werden, als die Flammen den nordöstlichen Stadtrand erreichten.

Der Gouverneur des Bundesstaates Oklahoma, Brad Henry, warnte vor "extrem gefährlichen" Wetterbedingungen und rief die Bevölkerung zu "äußerster Vorsicht" auf.
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