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Herencia Cristiana. Presenta. Edicion Especial: Terrorismo Cristiano ... Dragon" del Klan Louis Beam, el arquitecto neo- nazi de la "resistencia sin lideres".

Es verdad y ... founded by Singlaub + his partner, Barbara Studley, procured \\$5.3 million in ... + got it ...
Star Wars In Iraq Is The U.S. using new experimental "Tactical High Energy Laser" weapons in Iraq?
RAI - Italian TV Investigation
" It was a very strange and horrible situation. In the roof of the car there were parts of the body: intestines, brains, all parts of the body. It was a very very very miserable situation."
Click here to view

22.May.2006 Robert Fisk: You're talking nonsense, Mr Ambassador By Robert Fisk:
All the while, new diplomatic archives are opening to reveal the smell of death - Armenian death

22.May.2006 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Video Documentary:
Their film records what was probably history's shortest-lived coup d'état. It's a unique document about political muscle + an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal credits with making Venezuela "Washington's biggest Latin American headache after the old standby, Cuba."
Click here to watch :

22.May.2006 George Lakoff and Sam Ferguson for "The Framing of Immigration"

22.May.2006 From the Libertarian/Right Wing Cato Institute: "far from defending the Constitution, President Bush has repeatedly sought to strip out the limits the document places on federal power. In its official legal briefs and public actions, the Bush administration has advanced a view of federal power that is astonishingly broad."

22.May.2006 Fair Trade Mondays: Cucumber Melon and Peppermint Swirl Cold-Process Soap Bars. Get clean, help women who are working toward self-sufficiency and economic independence + support the work of BuzzFlash. What more could you ask for?

22.May.2006 Paul Krugman: Talk Show Joe 5/23
Seymour Hersh: Listening In. " A government consultant told me that tens of thousands of Americans had had their calls monitored in one way or the other."

22.May.2006 BuzzFlash Interviews a Man Who Knows a Thing or Two About the Lapdogs in the White House Press Corps: Eric Boehlert
The BuzzFlash Mailbag -- Uncensored and Unvarnished Truth from BuzzFlash Readers.

22.May.2006 Power gone mad: Gonzales says reporters can be prosecuted for publishing classified information + he won't hesitate to track their phone calls.

22.May.2006 John Dean interview: "To me the fact that a Vice President can go to Capitol Hill and lobby for torture is just unbelievable.

Just unbelievable! The fact that a small clique of attorneys in the Department of Justice can write how can we get around the Geneva Conventions so that we can torture during interrogations.

I can't even get there mentally." 5/22

22.May.2006 Danny Schechter: Why Is The Media Downplaying Our Voting Scandal? - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution
22.May.2006 If Jefferson cannot offer a real good explanation real damn fast, he must go. Permalink
22.May.2006 William Jefferson I supppose I should say what ought to be obvious.

If the bribery allegations against William Jefferson -- a Democratic congressman from Louisiana -- are true, then he deserves something worse than removal from office.

Something worse than jail time. He deserves to be kept in a public stockade and spat upon by every decent Democrat.

And the same fate should await any other Dem who asks for or receives a bribe. Especially now .
22.May.2006 Truthout vs Rove Okay, here's the latest on the Truthout situation.

It's not longer just a matter of Jason Leopold's word: His sources have spoken to his editors.

So clearly, there are sources, of sufficient number and position to be considered, by a reasonable person, on first glance, credible.
22.May.2006 Also: The nation's top law enforcer also said the government will not hesitate to track telephone calls made by reporters as part of a criminal leak investigation...

The story goes on to mention the Plame probe. Cute, huh? The Bushites use a crime they committed as an excuse to intimidate journalists.... Permalink
22.May.2006 Spying on reporters Alberto Gonzales has offered up some rather infuriating opinions:

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes journalists can be prosecuted for publishing classified information, citing an obligation to national security.
22.May.2006 Do we truly want to make non-violent protest a thing of the past?
If the Soviet Union possessed non-lethal weaponry it would still exist. The threat of rebellion is the only thing that has ever kept any government honest.

Any technology that makes rebellion impossible makes tyranny inevitable. Permalink
22.May.2006 Blind opposition The U.S. military plans to use blinding lasers against drivers in Iraq who do not heed checkpoints.

The blinding effects are supposed to be temporary, but permanent damage remains possible.

Such weapons are banned by a Geneva protocol -- but hey, who pays attention to those anymore?
Energiefrage: Regierung streitet über CO2- Emissionshandel

22.May.2006 Kurssturz: Dunkle Wolken über der Börse
22.May.2006 Tsunami- Gefahr: Korallenriffe sollen vor Monsterwellen schützen
22.May.2006 Homosexualität bei Tieren: Schwule und lesbische Störche ziehen Küken groß
22.May.2006 Bestechungsverdacht: US- Abgeordneter versteckt Schmiergeld im Kühlschrank
22.May.2006 BND- Affäre: Regierung ändert Vorschriften für Geheimdienst
22.May.2006 Wildtieralarm in Bayern: Braunbär zum Abschuss freigegeben
Wahlkampfspenden: Die Wall Street schwenkt nach links
22.May.2006 Sorge vor Aufrüstung: USA planen in Europa Abwehrsystem gegen iranische Raketen

22.May.2006 Referendum: EU erkennt Montenegros Unabhängigkeit an
22.May.2006 Verfassungsschutzbericht: Schäuble warnt vor Gefahr durch Rechtsextremisten
Schmieriger Untergrund: Berg rutschte 45 Kilometer weit
Kanadische Indianer: Wiedergutmachung für die Zeit im Prügelinternat
FCKW- Verbot: Ozonloch könnte ab 2020 schrumpfen

22.May 2006 Change of Focus for Liquid Crystals ScuttleMonkey 85 Dylan Knight Rogers -

PhysicsWeb is reporting that US physicists have discovered a new liquid-crystal lens design that can alter the focus by varying the voltage applied.

From the article:

"The new lens, which has been built by Shin-Tson Wu and colleagues at the University of Central Florida, allows the focus to be changed in a new way.

The device consists of a mixture of liquid-crystal molecules + smaller N-vinylpyrrollidone monomers placed between two glass substrates, each of which is coated with a thin transparent layer of conducting indium tin oxide. They then placed a concave glass lens with a flat base on top of one of the substrates."
22.May 2006
Kampf um Euronext: NYSE gibt Übernahmeangebot ab

22.May.2006 Kampf gegen Taliban: Viele Tote bei Luftangriff auf Dorf in Afghanistan
22.May 2006 Familien in Polen: Ein Leben wie ein Kartenhaus

22.May.2006 Neuer Staat: Montenegro wählt die Unabhängigkeit
22.May 2006

Several sources involved in the weapons trade, interviewed by ICIJ, noted Bout’s "deep connections" with Ernst Werner Glatt, reputedly one of Washington’s favourite gunrunners during the Cold War.

Glatt also had ties to Washington’s Cold War opponent. He was "very well ensconced in downtown Moscow," one source said.

"He was so tight with the KGB in the early 1990s that they even tried to get him into the building next door to their headquarters."

Glatt did not respond to requests for comment.
22.May 2006

Q: During the Kosovo crisis, progressives were split on intervention. Do you think the intervention advocates appreciated -- or even considered -- the vested interests of defense procurement?

A: Absolutely not + that was one of the scary things about calls from liberals for intervention in Kosovo.

People think this was a humanitarian intervention. This opens up a whole can of worms.

The US has always used this claim to justify use of force.

And there are certainly cases where use of force is justified.

But just like the Gulf War, the Kosovo intervention allowed the US to roll out its supposedly brilliant high-tech arsenal.

In both cases, the effective use of high-tech weapons was inflated.

The Serbs shot down a Stealth [aircraft] with a missile that dates back to 1963.

Time after time, we found our high-tech weapons not nearly as effective.

They couldn't see through clouds. They couldn't pick out enemy targets.

The kill figures for the Serbs were highly inflated. An entire army that rolled in rolled back out. O

nly a handful of tanks were killed.

Yet on the nightly news, it appeared that the stuff was working brilliantly.

And this gives aid and comfort to the Pentagon, which can go to the public and say, "See how brilliant our weapons are?

We didn't lose any soldiers!" And this creates a momentum for building up new weapons systems and funneling more money to arms contractors.

In that sense, Kosovo was a huge PR success for the Pentagon, just like the war in the Gulf. Purely in military terms, they obviously overwhelmed their opponent.

But that didn't have a lot to do with high-tech weaponry.

All we proved was that we can bomb the shit out of a small country, which was the same thing the Germans did to the Spanish at Guernica.
21.May 2006
London Ricin Finding Called a False Positive London Ricin Finding Called a False Positive ... 5, 2003, raid on the apartment. The British official commented on the finding on the condition of anonymity ...
21.May 2006 CNS - Chronology of Incidents Involving Ricin CNS Reports. Related link: Ricin Found in London : An al-Qa`ida Connection? ... Test on the substance revealed that it was not ricin .

12.Mar.2003, ...
21.May 2006

Ronald Desmet had formerly flown for the Saudi royal family + had been appointed as chairman of the Liberian Aviation Authority's agency in the United Kingdom. [13]

Using these facts as proof of his integrity, he succeeded even in becoming a member of the Ostend Rotary club.

After he left Ostend, V. Bout just went on with his sanctions-busting activities.

According to a 1999 report of HRW, he had founded a subsidiary of Air Cess based at the South African airport of Pietersburg, called Air Pass.

From Pietersburg, Air Pass, against UN regulations, transported fuel tanks, towing trucks, food and mining equipment to Unita-held areas of Angola. [14]

During its activities, AirPass had a direct link with a South African agency, Norse Air Charter, a subsidiary of the British air charter company Air Foyle of Luton.

According to The Guardian ( 05.Aug.2000 ), it appears that Air Foyle had, through Norse Air Charter, a two-year business partnership with Victor Bout.

Shortly after South African authorities suspected him of smuggling arms to the Unita rebel forces, V. Bout moved his operations to another company AirCess Swaziland at Manzini airport.

After the Swazi authorities discovered that his company was transporting military equipment,

V. Bout decided to move completely from southern Africa + to make Bangui in the Central African Republic his new African stronghold. [14]
21.May 2006 11 Sept 2001
19.Jan.2001 New United Nations sanctions against Afghanistan take effect, adding to those from 1999 (see
November 14, 1999).

The sanctions limit travel by senior Taliban authorities, freeze bin Laden's and the Taliban's assets + order the closure of Ariana Airlines offices abroad.

The sanctions also impose an arms embargo against the Taliban, but not against Northern Alliance forces battling the Taliban. [AP 19.Dec.2000 ]

The arms embargo has no visible effect because the sanctions fail to stop Pakistani military assistance. [9/11 Commission Report 3/24/04]

The sanctions also fail to stop the illegal trade network the Taliban is secretly running through Ariana (see Mid-1996-October 2001).

Two companies, Air Cess and Flying Dolphin, take over most of Ariana's traffic.

Air Cess is owned by the Russian arms dealer Victor Bout + Flying Dolphin is owned by the United Arab Emirates' former ambassador to the US, who is also an associate of Bout (see October 1996).

00.000.2000 -In late- despite UN reports linking Flying Dolphin to arms smuggling, the UN gives Flying Dolphin permission to take over Ariana's closed routes, which it does until the new sanctions take effect

Bout's operations are still functioning and he has not been arrested. [Los Angeles Times 20.Jan.2002 ;

05.Feb.2002 Montreal Gazette ]

00.Oct.2001 Ariana is essentially destroyed in the US bombing of Afghanistan. [Los Angeles Times 18.Nov.2001 ]
21.May 2006 Victor Bout's File

Victor Bout is a former KGB major and arms merchant, the most notorious in the Post Cold War era +

Victor Bout plays a critical role in areas where the weapons trade has been embargoed by the United Nations.
Mr. Bout (pronounced "Butt" in Russian) combines his legal airline activities with illegal ones.

Victor Bout fleet of aircraft has been based in Central African countries, South Africa + U.A.E. of Sharjah.

Victor Bout also operated out of Ostend, Belgium + he seems to have had connections with Mexair in Geneva (00.000.1989-00.000.1994 ).
21.May 2006
The Dixie Chicks: America Catches Up With Them
21.May 2006 Power gone mad: Gonzales says reporters can be prosecuted for publishing classified information + he won't hesitate to track their phone calls.

21.May 2006 "Dark omens" on Joe Lieberman's road to re-election -- like cheers that ring out across Connecticut at the prospect of an alternative
Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush
"Dark omens" on Joe Lieberman's road to re-election -- like cheers that ring out across Connecticut at the prospect of an alternative 5/22
Hayden: NSA Spying is Legal, Maybe, Sort of, But Not Really -- The Last Chance Democracy Cafe by Steven C. Day

21.May 2006 National Security Archive director: The government's secrets claim crushes the rights of whistle-blowers and mistaken detainees 5/22
Troops reenlist for benefits that are scarce in civilian life 5/22

21.May 2006 America catches up with the Dixie Chicks 5/22
Arlen Specter, Another Phony "GOP Moderate."

He Sold His Soul to Become Chair of the Judiciary Committee and Give the Bush Administration Whatever They Want to Ensure Their Secret, Shadow Government. He'll Yap Indignantly Now and Then + Then Go to the White House to Get His Marching Orders. 5/22
ABC journalist: Surveillance of reporters "As if we're drug dealers or terrorists" 5/22

21.May 2006 The Journal of International Security Affairs | The (Not So ...

Criminal cartels such as the arms network of Viktor Bout can + do cooperate with terrorist groups + by doing so expand the harm that those groups can ...
21.May 2006 ABC’s Ross: Surveillance of Journalists ‘Makes Me Feel…As If We Are Drug Dealers or Terrorists’ Nico 

This morning on CNN’s Reliable Sources, ABC’s chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross — who this week learned he was the target of federal surveillance operationsdescribed the effect that unchecked spying is having on journalists:

ROSS: [I]t makes me feel, in a way — and this is, I think, the disturbing part — as if we are drug dealers or terrorists trying to traffic in information + should we be using bags full of quarters like old Mafia capos to avoid having our phone calls traced? I don’t think I’m doing anything wrong; I don’t think any other reporter is, either.

We’re trying to cover these stories, which are difficult, but which are very important.

Ross also revealed that the surveillance has had a chilling effect on his sources, who now risk being exposed:

I’m working on a big story now with people who are confidential sources inside the Federal Air Marshal Service.

They were all alarmed that they might be exposed as talking with me in violation of rules.

So it’s of great concern. Watch it:
21.May 2006 Fathers' group 'back in action' Campaign group Fathers 4 Justice confirms it has reformed following a protest stunt on the BBC's National Lottery Show.
21.May 2006 Spain 'ready to begin Eta talks' Spain's prime minister says he will announce in June the start of talks with the armed Basque separatist group Eta.
21.May 2006 Sayan- Überfall: "Brauner Sauce keine Chance geben!"
21.May 2006 Medizingeschichte: Götter, Gifte und Gebrechen
21.May 2006 Irans Nuklearprogramm: Golfstaaten wollen im Atomstreit vermitteln
2004 -VQ Fall-Jack Kelley of USA Today was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for a patently false story. + Jayson Blair wrote a panoply of stories full of false sources + ... - Newsweek Flap Spurs Debate Over Sources,,SB111627774525735013-RJCu9087_DtSyIhKRmKDMcPHf6A_20060516,00.html?mod=blogs
21.May 2006 Death, Lies + Videotape Celsius 911 World Takeover & the War of Terror C- 911 -Fr-cover-R-web ...

She was the source the disgraced USA Today reporter Jack Kelly quoted about the ...
21.May 2006 Society of Professional Journalists Foreign Correspondence: Terrorism Package, Jack Kelley of USA Today . Extensive reporting on terrorism and the Middle East, including articles on Osama bin ...
21.May 2006 Inside 9/11 Resources :: Research Resources :: National Geographic ...

09.Feb.1995 USA Today . Miller, John. The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, ... Johnson, Kevin + Kelley, Jack . "Terror arrest triggers 'mad scramble'." USA Today ...
21.May 2006 Take Back The Media In the summer leading up to the 9/11 attacks, we were fed a steady diet of Gary Condit +

... Jack Kelley, former star foreign correspondent for USA Today, ...
21.May 2006 Correction to timeline entries containing erroneous information ...

Complete 911 Timeline and were based on articles by USA Today, Fortune Magazine, ...

The entry cited a USA Today article by Jack Kelley which contained ...
21.May 2006 - Bin Laden uses video, 9/11 anniversary to threaten US - By Jack Kelley, USA TODAY .

The first new video of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in nearly two years ... - Al-Qaeda fragmented, smaller, but still deadly By Jack Kelley, USA TODAY .

A year into the war on terror, Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda ... 9/11 the beginning or end? Just how big a threat is al-Qaeda today? ...
21.May 2006


Readers, trust your intuition. If details appear incongruous or implausible, raise your concerns with the editor or ombudsman of the media outlet.

If you do not receive satisfactory follow-up, send your concerns to media critics such as Fox News Warch, Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post,   Columbia Journalism Review,  etc.+

consult CAMERA for additional suggestions.
21.May 2006
rupp040115-1 Jack Kelley, bewunderter Kriegsberichterstatter der Auflagen stärksten US-amerikanischen Zeitung “ USA-Today ” hat Pech gehabt.
21.May 2006 NETZEITUNG MEDIEN: Nachrichtenchef von «USA Today» tritt zurück

Danach gilt es als erwiesen, dass der Star-Reporter des Blattes, Jack Kelley, zehn Jahre lang fingierte Auslandsreportagen in « USA Today » veröffentlichte. ...

NETZEITUNG MEDIEN: Chefredakteurin von «USA Today» tritt zurück

Sie wünsche sich, dass die Manipulationen ihres früheren Starreporters Jack Kelley früher aufgedeckt worden wären, begründete Jurgensen ihre Entscheidung. ...
21.May 2006 | Jack Kelley and the World Journalism Institute

Jack Kelley, reporter for USA Today, is an evangelical Christian + now that he has been exposed as having made up many of his war- and terrorism-news ...

Jack Kelley, Foreign correspondent - World Journalism Institute

Jack Kelley, a former foreign correspondent for USA TODAY, has reported from 96 countries + interviewed 38 heads of state. Among them: Cuba's Fidel Castro
21.May 2006
Citations: Terror groups hide behind Web encryption - Kelley ... Jack Kelley . Terror groups hide behind Web encryption. USA Today,

00.Feb.2001 . . -

21.May 2006 MP to investigate Dr Kelly's death : A backbench MP is to investigate the "unanswered questions" from the official inquiry into the death of weapons scientist Dr David Kelly.

21.May 2006 Libby lawyers oppose Cheney notes as evidence: Defense attorneys argue vice president’s ex-aide hadn’t seen document

21.May 2006 Police powers ruling likely will hinge on Alito's vote: The Supreme Court held a rare mid-May oral argument Thursday on the power of police to search private homes without knocking first--a major privacy-rights case likely to be decided by the vote of the court's newest member, Justice Samuel Alito.

21.May 2006 Scalia tells Congress to mind its business: Adding a new dimension to an old debate, Justice Antonin Scalia said Thursday that Congress should stay out of a Supreme Court battle over the use of foreign law in interpreting the Constitution.
21.May 2006 American Gulag: Close the prison camps: A UNITED Nations committee report released yesterday has condemned US treatment of suspected terrorists.

It has also called for the closing of the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba + secret terrorist detention centres.

Censorship in USA?: Poster for Guantanamo Documentary Is Censored: The Motion Picture Assn. of America has censored a poster advertising a film about the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
21.May 2006 Brzezinski: Military Option not a Profitable Course of Action : Political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski believes the US should reconsider its Mideast policies
21.May 2006 Star Wars In Iraq
Is The U.S. using new experimental "Tactical High Energy Laser" weapons in Iraq? RAI - Italian TV Investigation
" It was a very strange and horrible situation. In the roof of the car there were parts of the body: intestines, brains, all parts of the body. It was a very very very miserable situation."
Click here to view

21.May 2006 Robert Fisk: You're talking nonsense, Mr Ambassador By Robert Fisk:
All the while, new diplomatic archives are opening to reveal the smell of death - Armenian death

21.May 2006 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Video Documentary:
Their film records what was probably history's shortest-lived coup d'état. It's a unique document about political muscle and an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal credits with making Venezuela "Washington's biggest Latin American headache after the old standby, Cuba."
Click here to watch :

21.May 2006 update Well, the yarn about Iran forcing Jews to wear identifying symbols has been well and truly debunked. Even the National Post of Canada no longer stands by the story. But does Matt Drudge, who did so much to publicize the hoax, link to any articles explaining the truth of the situation? No, he does not. Thus, millions of Americans will vaguely recall a fictional "fact." Permalink
21.May 2006 refuses to see the point of Frost’s wisdom, summed up in his real point - "Something there is that does not like a wall" - even when the poet lays it out in laser clarity.
Before I build a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
It is never enough to listen to the poets; we must actually hear them.

21.May 2006’t these the self-same Republicans who claimed for Reagan + their own that most liberating + inspiring of Cold War events?

Don't they take credit for tearing down that wall?
21.May 2006 did the guns go?

Remember the 200,000 (or more) AK-47s flown out of Bosnia by Viktor Bout, friend to both Al Qaeda and the Bush administration?

I've heard that they went to Columbia + are intended for shipment to paramilitary forces in Venezuela and Bolivia.

This report has not been verified. But keep an eye on developments in those countries... Permalink
21.May 2006 Sex- Skandal: Britische Immigrationsbehörde unter Beschuss
21.May 2006 Kongo- Einsatz der Bundeswehr: BND warnt vor Aids- Gefahr
21.May 2006 Mehr Kompetenzen: Bundeswehr soll Energieversorgung sichern
21.May 2006 Britisches Vorstrafenamt: Unschuldige als kriminell eingestuft

(UniSPIEGEL, Rechtsextreme: Politiker beklagen mangelnde Polizeieinsätze

21.May 2006 New Orleans: Bürgermeister Nagin wiedergewählt

21.May 2006 Gesundheitsreform: Struck kündigt harte Einsparungen an
21.May 2006 $2.2 billion. Judd 
Tax hike on teenagers signed into law by President Bush this week, despite a 1999 pledge to veto any tax increase.

21.May 2006 On Wednesday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute – a front group funded by ExxonMobil and other big oil companieslaunched two advertisements in response to Al Gore’s new movie about global warming, An Inconvenient Truth.

One of the advertisements attempts to show that the scientific evidence for global warming is in dispute, claiming a study found the “Antarctic ice sheet is getting thicker, not thinner.”

The primary author of that study, Curt Davis, has issued statement blasting CEI’s use of his study. Here’s an excerpt:

These television ads are a deliberate effort to confuse and mislead the public about the global warming debate.

They are selectively using only parts of my previous research to support their claims. They are not telling the entire story to the public.

The whole story, according to Davis, is that increased precipitation in the interior of Antarctica is “predicted consequence of global climate warming.”

Warmer temperatures mean more participation and more snow on the interior of the continent.

Meanwhile, “Growth of the ice sheet was only noted on the interior of the ice sheet and did not include coastal areas. Coastal areas are known to be losing mass.”

The reality is, there are no legitimate scientists or scientific studies that support CEI’s views on global warming.

So they are forced to grossly misrepresent scientific research. Unfortunately for them, the scientists don’t look like they are going to put up with it.
21.May 2006 said...

Al Qaeda--"the database"--is simply another + grandly successful, CIA Gladio, on a global scale. Since when was the USA opposed by an extreme right-wing group, anyway?
21.May 2006
And yet, somehow, on 9/11, Mayor Rudy Giuliani
knew in advance that the world trade center was going to collapse.
And newly-released tapes of firefighters and other emergency personnel show that New York's Office of Emergency Management told a handful of people that the twin towers were going to collapse BEFORE any building had actually collapsed. For example, a paramedic testified that, before ANY of the world trade center buildings had collapsed, the following occurred:
John came to me and said you need to go find Chief Ganci and relay the following message: that the buildings have been compromised, we need to evacuate, they're going to collapse . . . .
21.May 2006

Skeptical of theories which are not based on cold, hard facts?  We encourage your skepticism + applaud you for examining the facts for yourself. 

There are many bizarre conspiracy theories floating around about 9/11, which are spread either out of ignorance or for malicious purposes.  

Think a 9/11 conspiracy would have been too big to keep secret?  Good -- start by reading this.
This website provides links to credible sources, so that you can easily check the information for yourself

(whenever possible, we cite mainstream news sources; at times we cite credible witnesses whose story is only covered by smaller publications). 

Just read and click.  And then make up your own mind.
21.May 2006
Think a 9/11 conspiracy would have been too big to keep secret?  Good -- start by
reading this.
13.May 2006
Japan's government is pushing for the passage of an anti-conspiracy law with potentially far-reaching consequences.

Called the Kyoubouzai Hoan (conspiracy or collusion law), the legislation appears headed for passage in the diet (parliament) as soon as next week.

In its present form, it could result in Japanese citizens being detained or punished for merely agreeing with one another.
In combination with another statute that permits detention without charge, the new law could have a chilling effect on civil liberties, including freedoms of speech and assembly and the right to organize.
Domestic critics of the plan say it evokes comparison with the
pre-World War II Peace Preservation Law, which made opposing the war a thought crime. The proposed statute is a vaguely worded, two-sentence amendment to an existing law. It defines "conspiracy" as an agreement, whether overt or tacit, fanciful or earnest, between two or more people that might be construed as planning to violate any statute for which the minimum sentence is four years or more. There are currently 619 such statutes + more could be added by changing the minimum sentence guidelines.
Lawyers say that a husband and wife imagining nefarious ways to get back at their landlord for raising their rent fit the amendment's definition of a "group" planning criminal activity. Labor-union members brainstorming ways to resist harsh workplace practices could be held for colluding to violate laws that prohibit interfering with business activity. Teens discussing how to hot-wire cars could be held on conspiracy charges even if they did not attempt to act on their knowledge.
Simply belonging to a group or being in the same room where such conversations take place could make a person subject to the new law. No crime need be actually carried out for the police to detain suspects. Failing to report overheard conspiratorial talk could be construed collusion.
In the postwar era, Japanese law has generally punished only crimes actually committed or attempted. In cases such as murder or arson, prison time is sometimes given to accomplices who knowingly provide weapons or gasoline. However, punishment for conspiracy alone has been limited to rare cases of sedition.
The statute promises co-conspirators who reveal plans to the police reduced sentences or immunity from prosecution. People fear the new law would encourage self-censorship or spying in non-profit organizations, churches, labor unions + political groups. Constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and assembly, as well as protections against searches and seizures, could be rendered null. Various forms of cyber-communication could be mined for incriminating agreements.
Much would depend on enforcement. Japan's police have a well-documented tendency to assume the guilt of those detained and have been known to conduct lengthy interrogations aimed at extracting confessions, rather than exerting themselves in pursuit of corroborative evidence. New detention facilities currently under construction give domestic observers pause to consider the government's motives for bringing this law now. The ruling party's smug reluctance to acknowledge the amendment's shortcomings or extend debate on the matter is also cause for concern.
The rationale for the legislation is that Japan is a signatory to a United Nations treaty designed to stop international organized criminal activity. But the draft amendment makes no mention of the treaty, which Japan's UN representatives originally opposed as unnecessary. A Kyoto student group used Japan's version of the US Freedom of Information Act to get the transcripts of the committee that drafted the amendment. They reportedly received pages in which most of the text had been blackened out.
Japan already has domestic laws against organized criminal groups. The new conspiracy provision raises the specter that much daily speech and activity could be criminalized or made subject to police scrutiny, if not immediately, then at some time in the future.
Japan should reflect on the historical lesson that threats born of free thought and speech are nothing compared with the corrosive power of unchecked authority. One need look no further than Guantanamo Bay or Japan's own history for persuasive examples of why this amendment is unnecessary.
By: Scott North PhD is associate professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University.

21.May 2006
9/11 - Bank Buys Broker for CONCEALED DEMOLITION
Posted by:
ricksiegel on Wednesday, 05.Apr.2006 - 09:02 AM [ 4133 Reads ] Topic 911 News

In an open letter from David Hawkins to the London Market insurance brokers committee the cause for murder and fraud is laid out for the Trade Center destruction.

As the onslaught of information about the destruction of the three towers on Sept. 11, 2001 the idea that the government is complicit becomes more apparent. Note:
Read full article: '9/11 - Bank Buys Broker for CONCEALED DEMOLITION' (12106 bytes more)

21.May 2006 Hundreds wrongly dubbed criminals
Nearly 1,500 innocent people have been wrongly labelled as criminals by the Criminal Records Bureau, it emerges.

21.May 2006 Can Engine Make Gas Obsolete?
An efficient, environmentally friendly engine being developed by an Iowa company can run on several fuels, including hydrogen, ethanol, natural gas and propane.

21.May 2006 Planet Discovered Using Telephoto Camera Lenses ScuttleMonkey 12 [rvr] writes

"The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) reports the discovery of an extra-solar planet called XO-1b, which orbits a dim star in Corona Borealis every 4 days.

To find it, the brightness of several thousand stars were regularly scanned using two mini-telescopes in Hawaii. This equipment was built using commercial hardware: two digital cameras, attached to telephoto camera lenses on a robotic equatorial mount. A team of amateur astronomers helped with their own equipment to discard or confirm dozens of suspected transits."
21.May 2006
"A Complete Straight Shooter"
JustOneMinute Riding With The Virtual Mongol Horde 24/7.... Would You Believe, 2/5?. "A Complete Straight Shooter"By Tom Maguire The defenders of the true faith are braced for a long weekend. No, we aren't talking about the Da Vinci code - we are talking about Joe Wilson's defenders and the pushback on Steve Clemons' story that former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage is "in the

21.May 2006 Randi Rhodes Has 9/11 Questions
9/11 Blogger - Blogging 9/11 Related Alternative News All comments are welcome! but please avoid hate speech and profanity + use references when possible. Randi Rhodes Has 9/11 QuestionsBy reprehensor Randi Rhodes has questions. Lots and lots of questions! Yesterday, she dedicated a significant part of her show examining the various anomalies surrounding the Pentagon hit, Hani Hanjour's wicked

21.May 2006 New Face, Old Evasion New Face, Old Evasion Is "waterboarding" an acceptable interrogation technique?
21.May 2006 White House to UN: Guantanamo 'fully within the boundaries of American law'
JURIST - Paper Chase JURIST's legal news weblog, powered by a team of 20 law student reporters and editors led by Professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. White House to UN: Guantanamo 'fully within the boundaries of American law' By Jaime Jansen [JURIST] The White House Friday responded to a report

21.May 2006 05/18/2006 | Hayden says White House convinced him eavesdropping was legal KRT Wire | 05/18/2006 | Hayden says White House convinced him eavesdropping was legal
21.May 2006 Former Deputy Mayor is Sick From WTC Dust Gothamist: Former Deputy Mayor is Sick From WTC Dust
21.May 2006 Air Marshal Says He Faced Retaliation for Bringing Up Security Issues
ABC News: Brian Ross & the Investigative Team Also Air Force Chief of Staff Named in FBI Contract Probe Brian Ross and Len Tepper Report: The Air Force's highest-ranking officer, General T. Michael Moseley + his predecessor, Gen. John Jumper, are the subjects of an FBI investigation into the handling of a $49.9 million dollar...(read more)

21.May 2006
Enter the patsy.

Rumsfeld wouldn't be a mastermind if he hadn't thought of a fall guy to take the blame, if needed.

This brings us to Tom White, the former Enron executive, appointed to be Secretary of the Army + more importantly the "executive agent for the Department of Defense" on

21.May 2006
"APPROVAL" The usage of the word "approval" is the major change here to the existing hijacking response procedures.

While the text of the document tries to link this "approval" to the previous orders "DODD 3025.15," the approval is now required BEFORE providing any assistance at all. Previously, approval would be required to respond to a situation with lethal force. This June 1st update to the orders stopped all military assistance in its tracks UNTIL approval from Donald Rumsfeld (the "Secretary of Defense") could be granted -- which, by his own admission, it was not. Rumsfeld claimed total ignorance of the inbound aircraft that attacked the Pentagon (on the opposite side of the building complex, where a construction project had been underway) .* In this manner, fighter planes were held up from immediately responding to the hijacked commercial jets on 11.Sep.2001. The flight base commanders were ordered by the June 1st "Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction" to wait for "approval" from the Secretary of Defense before they could respond to hijackings, where they would have routinely responded in the past.
21.May 2006
** EDIT **
I was thinking about it over lunch. There is one possibility I hadn't considered. However, it's quite an unthinkable possibility as it makes zero sense. But, none the less, this could be a reason.
Maybe the cameras on the Pentagon missed it. Not sure how, it's a one in a billion chance, but, maybe they did just, well, miss it. Hell, it's also possible the cameras aren't even real. Unlikely, horribly unlikely. But I will accept it's possibility. The fact remains that the other cameras as well, may have simply, missed it. There could be 84 videos of nothing but noise and or, just cars driving around and then a stuttering of the camera as the shockwave hit it. I don't know. If this were true, I'm sure the Government would sincerely want to hide it from the world. "Hey guys, lets attack the Pentagon! Their cameras are fake!".
However, 84 videos were purportedly taken and two were for sure as the FBI admitted to it during a Freedom of Information Act suit (Hotel and Citgo tapes). Plus the (at least) three highly visible cameras on the roof of the Pentagon. There should be a minimum of five cameras with film from the time of impact and it stands to reason that at least one caught a glimpse of the aircraft. Then again, maybe no cameras were actually real and were all just "deterrant" cameras. Well, tapes were taken, not sure how many VCRs record off bogus cameras. But anyways.
Again, I keep my mind open to any and all possibilities. You should too!

21.May 2006
11.Sep.2001 -around the time of- the Army was also subject to an anti-leak policy -A U.S. Army Pentagon employee confirmed that-.

11.Sep.2001 -After the events- employees were strictly prohibited from discussing aspects of the crash of American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon + the confiscation by the FBI of security video tapes from the Pentagon and surrounding facilities.
Do you need more ?

21.May 2006 GEORGE W. FDR:... THE 9-11 COVER UP Now imagine if the United States government withheld who was behind the Pearl Harbor bombings and deemed such information classified for national security ...

21.May 2006 Dr. Rosalie Bertell 7/10/98 Statement Re: Ongoing Cover-Up of ... radioactive material and the nuclear ordinance, therefore health effects of radiation could be classified for national security to prevent rebellion. ...

21.May 2006 Issue: DARPA and University Research Dateiformat: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - HTML-Version
quite a few areas of research which rightly should be classified for national security . reasons, there should also be some concern that programs are not ...

Computing Research Policy Blog: TIA Fades to Black While there are likely quite a few areas of research which rightly should be classified for national security reasons, there should also be some concern ...

21.May 2006 Reports: Scientific Integrity in Policy Making ... and ensure full access to government scientific analysis that has not been legitimately classified for national security reasons. ...

New Cases of Scientific Abuse by Administration Emerge Full access to government scientific analysis that isn’t legitimately classified for national security reasons. In February, 62 leading scientists—including ...

21.May 2006 The Stanford Daily Online Edition Priest said that more and more government information has been classified for national security reasons. Fallows pointed out that members of the ...

21.May 2006
21.May 2006
04.Sep.2001 SECURITY FOCUS By Mark Rasch
Break the Scarfo Silence
The government is determined to keep a lid on its new keyboard-tapping tech, but the courts, public and press need to know more
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00.Jan.1999 agents of the FBI raided the offices of Nicodemo S. Scarfo, a reputed Philadelphia underworld figure, searching for evidence of illegal gambling operations. Armed with a search warrant, the agents searched for and seized files contained on his computer, including a single file that was encrypted using the commercial software PGP.

21.May 2006
Knowing what the technology is and how it works is the first step to evaluating its affect on privacy. While the government should be permitted to use legitimate surveillance techniques, their use and growth must be effectively scrutinized by the courts, the press + the public at large with as full disclosure as possible.
Mark D. Rasch, J.D., is the Vice President for Cyberlaw at Predictive Systems Inc. in Reston, Virginia, a computer security and network design consulting firm. Prior to joining Predictive Systems, Mr. Rasch was the head of the U.S. Department of Justice Computer Crime Unit and prosecuted a series of high profile computer crime cases from 1984 to 1991.

21.May 2006

Also, during a July 18, 2003, press briefing, White House press secretary Scott McClellan stated numerous times that the NIE had just been declassified that day. That briefing, however, took place 10 days after Libby had reportedly received word from Cheney that Bush had authorized him to disclose portions of the NIE to former New York Times reporter Judith Miller. If Bush had declassified the NIE on July 8, why was McClellan telling the press 10 days later that it had been declassified that day?

From the July 18, 2003, press briefing:

REPORTER: Scott, why did the administration put out all the information that the senior administration official put out today on the intel --

McCLELLAN: No, well, we always want to share facts with the American people. And this information was just, as of today, officially declassified + it was an opportunity to share with them some information that showed the clear and compelling case that we had for confronting the threat that Saddam Hussein posed.
21.May 2006
Treasury Dept. to Refuse Senate a List of Saudi Suspects [Archive ... "It's one thing to say that information in the 9/11 report about the Saudis is classified for national security reasons," Mr. Specter said, "but it's quite ...
21.May 2006
AMERICAN LEADERS SUPPORT USS Liberty SURVIVORS The Israeli government, the AntiDefamation League +
certain notorious apologists for Israel insist that the attack was
a tragic accident and that the US government accepts that assertion.
Not so. Virtually every knowledgeable American official with
the lone exception of Robert McNamara is on public record
calling the attack deliberate and the Israeli story untrue.
Here are a few of those American leaders.

21.May 2006
HTML Version of War Crimes Report
The USS Liberty Veterans Association has filed a formal
Report with the Department of Defense
of War Crimes Committed Against U.S. Military Personnel on June 8, 1967,
by elements of the Israeli military forces.

To read the Report as a PDF document, click here
To read the Report as an
HTML document, click here.
The United States is obligated by law and by international treaty
to investigate all reports of war crimes by or against United States Forces.
This report obligates such an investigation.
We are still waiting patiently for a reply.

21.May 2006
Second, in the months after 9/11 all of the surviving New York City Fire Department personnel who were on the scene were interviewed. Those oral histories were recorded and withheld from the public until Aug. 15, 2005. Only after losing in court three times did the city of New York finally release them. All 503 are now posted on The New York Times Web site. Why did the city fight so hard to keep them from the public?
It turns out those oral histories reveal details about what was happening in the World Trade Center buildings that are completely inconsistent with the tale told by the commission. Dozens of firefighters and medics reported hearing, seeing and feeling explosives going off in the buildings that collapsed. Why were there explosives, very powerful explosives by all accounts, going off in the buildings? More disturbing, why was the pattern of those explosives identical in some important ways with the pattern used in a planned implosion (or controlled demolition of a building)?
The question that we all need to ask is: What is the commission covering up? Was 9/11, in fact, an inside job?"

21.May 2006 Head CIA nominee General Hayden disagrees with no less than 400,000 lawyers on eavesdropping
The Gun Toting Liberal ? Blog Archive ? Head CIA nominee General Hayden disagrees with no less than 400,000 lawyers on eavesdropping

21.May 2006 US Detention At Gitmo Torture? Uncle Dave US declares actions at Gitmo amount to torture.
21.May 2006 World leaders back Iraq Cabinet World leaders welcome the formation of the first full-term Iraqi government since the 2003 US-led invasion.
21.May 2006 MP3 File
21.May 2006 Braincast 32 - Religion Arvid Leyh 

Religion und Gehirn - ein spannendes Thema. Tatsaechlich gibt es einige hochspirituelle Areale und ueber deren Bedeutung sprechen wir genauso wie ueber Entstehung und Uebersetzungsfehler oder Auswirkungen auf Gemeinschaft und Immunsystem. Und natuerlich schimpfe ich auch. All das im bisher laengsten Braincast.
21.May 2006
Clocking the Movements of Atoms ScuttleMonkey 
Roland Piquepaille writes "With special microscopes, scientists and engineers involved in nanotechnologies have been able to 'see' atoms for a while. But they couldn't clock the atomic response to events which typically occur in nanoseconds. Now, U.S. physicists have found a way to clock the movements of atoms at the nanometer scale. In their experiments, they were able to literally watch atoms switching positions in ferroelectric materials. Adding the dimension of time to the observation of the nanoworld could lead to easier developments of 'materials for improved memory applications in microelectronics.'"

20.May 2006 Intelligence: Al Qaeda Archives Kach ’s stated goal is to restore the biblical state of Israel. ... The shift translated on the ground, Khashoggi said, into the May 2003 attack in Riyadh. ...

20.May 2006 Military-Industrial Complex Archives There is some CIA agent in the poker party mix nicknamed "Nine Fingers", ... and Richard Perle's dinner friend (as Sy Hersh reported) Adnan Khashoggi . ...

20.May 2006

As noted by the blogger Xymphoraupon reading a post on the Smirking Chimp site—Judicial Watch, the organization responsible for filing a FOIA request and thus bringing us earlier this week the eminently ignorable Pentagon crash video, is hooked up with Richard Mellon Scaife, billionaire bankroller of fascist neocon outfits such the American Enterprise Institute, the Hoover Institution + the Marxist turned neocon David Horowitz (right-wing propaganda machine -> )’s various smear operations.

Judicial Watch was created to harass and snap at the heels of Bill Clinton, a favorite pastime for the likes of Scaife and the lunatic Republican fringe now in control of Congress. “Judicial Watch, which recently released video supposedly showing a plane hitting the Pentagon, is essentially a tool of Richard Mellon Scaife, who has given 8.5 million dollars, at least, to support this organization. Though officially a watchdog group, Judicial Watch got its start by filing over 50 nuisance lawsuits against the Clintons,” the post on Smirking Chimp explains.

Regardless of the fact the latest video—so rapturously embraced by the corporate media as evidence to put the “conspiracy theorists” out to pasture—is a less than worthless distraction, the connection between Judicial Watch and Scaife, who is a documented CIA asset, puts the whole affair in context.
20.May 2006
Scaife is connected to the CIA. “In 1973, he became the owner of Kern House Enterprises, a U.S.-registered company,” writes the
Columbia Journalism Review. “Kern House ran Forum World Features, a London-based news agency that supplied feature material to a large number of papers around the world, including at one time about thirty in the U.S.

Scaife abruptly closed down Forum in 1975, shortly before Time Out, a British weekly, published a purported 1968 CIA memorandum, addressed to then-director Richard Helms, which described Forum as a CIA-sponsored operation providing ‘a significant means to counter Communist propaganda.’ The Forum-CIA tie, which lasted into the seventies, has been confirmed by various British and American publications over the years + it was confirmed independently by a source in connection with this article.”
20.May 2006
Der seltsame Weg einer DC-9 - Dokumente belegen, dass die in Mexiko beschlagnahmte DC-9 Passagiermaschine über eine dubiose Firma Namens Dupont Investment Found #57289 aus San Jose in Costa Rica im November 2004 an Skyway Communication Holding... sfux - 5. Mai, 11:06
Hasenfus Kokain? Oder kein Hasenfus Kokain?
Ein DC-9 Flugzeug ohne Passagiere. Darin 128 identische schwarze Reisetaschen.

Jene sind mit 5,5 Tonnen Kokain, einem Marktwert von über 100 Millionen US Dollar gefüllt. Der kolumbianische Co-Pilot Miguel Vazquez...
20.May 2006
Skyway und die Räuberpistolen Brent Kovar, Inhaber der Pleite Bude Skyway, Inhaber des Koksfliegers, mit einem Emblem das der Homeland Security ähnlich sieht und mit besten Verbindungen zu Tom Delay hat ein grosses Spiel gespielt. Er hat gepokert.... sfux - 5. Mai, 23:08
CIA-Direktor Porter Goss verabschiedet sich WASHINGTON - Der Direktor des US-Geheimdienstes CIA, Porter Goss, ist nach nur 18 Monaten im Amt zurückgetreten. US-Präsident George W. Bush gab die Nachricht, die im politischen Washington wie eine Bombe einschlug, selbst bekannt. Danke... sfux - 5. Mai,

20.May 2006 Bermudadreieck: Koks, Gambling & Politik 5,5 Tonnen Kokain im Wert von 100 Millionen US Dollar in einer DC-9 Passagiermaschine. Die Eigner des Flugzeugs, Royal Sons, wollen mit dem Flieger nichts zu tun haben. Sie haben ihn weiterverkauft; an wen, das bleibt vorerst... sfux - 9. Mai,
20.May 2006 Her Majesty's Geheimdienst kannte die Terroristen Der lange erwartete Report über die verheerende Bombenserie in London vom 07.Jul.2005 ist publik.

Offensichtlich wären die Anschläge zu verhindern gewesen. Zwei der vier Attentäter befanden sich bereits... sfux - 11. Mai,
20.May 2006
Die nächste Seuche kommt bestimmt

Im Gespräch mit Thomas A. Hein und Michael Leitner, über den Dokumentarfilm »H5N1 antwortet nicht – auf der Suche nach dem Killervirus«. Ist die Vogelgrippe so gefährlich, wie Politik, Medien...
20.May 2006
Robert Fisk: Westen verstärkt aus Pakisten bedroht
Während sich die westliche Welt, sprich: die US-Regierung und ihre Schoßhündchen, lauthals um den Iran sorgen, bleibt eine einfache Wahrheit völlig unbeachtet: Pakistan, das zweitgrößte islamischen...

20.May 2006 Offenbar Abmachungen mit dem Terror
Rio de Janeiro - So plötzlich, wie sie begonnen hatten, so plötzlich wurden die Angriffe der Mafia-Terrorbande PCC in São Paulo, Brasilien nach fünf Tagen eingestellt. Nach etwa 250 bewaffneten Angriffen, einige...

20.May 2006 stories/1904058/
Weiterführende Artikel zu CIA Operationen:
Kokain nicht nur Straffrei sondern bald Pflicht?
Wer war denn Mr. Bramble?
In Coca Mekka Schnee bis in die Niederungen
Die Old Boys Dirigenten von Genf
Das Old Boys Netzwerk
CIA-Flieger in Mexiko mit 128 Koffern voll Kokain erwischt
Verbindung von US-Politiker zu 5,5 Tonnen Kokain
Fallout an Heroin
Mit dem Flugzeugbomber, Oli North & Felix Rodriguez auf der Pista Coca
Pizza aus dem Hindukusch gefällig?
Islamische Mullahs & kalte Krieger in der Liebkosung
Krausköpfe mit Stinger-Raketen

20.May 2006 journalismus - nachrichten von heute Die guten Verbindungen hatte der Prinz auch in Amerika, mit der Firma Skyway Communications Holding Corp, von deren er die Koksmaschine geleast hatte. ...

journalismus - nachrichten von heute Bis vor einigen Jahren gab es eine Teilhaberschaft an der N900SA von der Firma Skyway Communications Holding Corp.

Die Firma, deren Direktor ein gewisser ...



Tom DeLay,Titan Corp,Skyway Communications, 9/11,Cocaine ...

13.May 2004 press release headlined, “ SkyWay Communications Holdings Corp. Announces New Business Strategy as the Result of Agreement with Major US ...

Chris Cox,SEC,Makram Majid Chams,Titan Corp,9/11,Abhu Ghraib,etc.


... Titan Corp,

Skyway Communications , 9/11,Cocaine Trafficking,Torture and Bush's Bloody ...
20.May 2006 Christopher Cox,SEC,Makram Majid Chams,Titan Corp,9/11,Abhu Ghraib ...

Makram Chams, although Lebanese, is more connected to the US military ...

A google search of ' makram chams venice ' turns up his old address + phone number. ...
20.May 2006 THE BRAD BLOG: "Atta's Big Gamble. Plus: Jack Abramoff's Link To A ...

I'm trying to double check the Makram Chams story (which is mentioned on ...

I did a search for corporations under Makram Chams + found the following: ...

00.Aug.2005 THE BRAD BLOG: Archives You have probably never heard of Makram Chams .

It's time you met him.

Actually, you can't physically meet him --

11.Sep.2001 Makram Chams -disappeared on -.
14.Mar.2005 -Titan Investor Relations On- Makram Majid Chams, a former consultant of Titan filed a claim with the Preliminary Committee on Labor Disputes Settlement in Saudi ...
20.May 2006 Christopher Cox,SEC,Makram Majid Chams,Titan Corp,9/11,Abhu Ghraib ... - HTML-Version -0-5-15: 1:8: Tony Ryals imperialist globalization 0 Other ...

cryptogon.comHTML-Version Makram Chams owned a Kwik-Check convenience store in Venice, where the biggest overseas money transfer to the terrorists, $70000 from the UAE., was sent, ...
20.May 2006 FPF - HENK RUYSSENAARS: 5.5 Ton Cocaine Bust Reveals New Details ...

Makram Chams, a Lebanese national, provided significant logistical support for Mohamed Atta + Marwan Al-Shehhi.

Chams, we learned, had even entertained ...
20.May 2006 KYC News Inc - Community Message Board Reply 3, Re: MCPAC and Republican penny stock fraud, Makram Chams + Titan Corp + 9/11 + etc.

15.May 2006 . Message, cragun, avery fishman, 13.May 2006
20.May 2006 New Mexico IMC

Senator Bennett : Saudi Arabia, Makram Majid Chams ,Titan Corp,9/11,Abhu Ghraib,etc. M14 4:36PM. Border Residents Say No More Troops M14 1:50PM ...
20.May 2006 Directory for ...

14.Mar.2005, Makram ... Then we discovered that Chams had been a PARTNER in 1997 + 1998 in a gambling boat called “Vegas in Venice,” which cleaned ...
20.May 2006

What must change

It is time to separate true patriots from cringing politicians.

The assertion of unchecked power by this president has created a danger to our constitutional system.

Congress must demand an independent investigation of these programs.

It must also pass a federal shield law and strengthen whistle-blower protections to preserve the only current check on governmental abuse.

It should change the federal law to prevent the abusive use of the Espionage Act, such as in the AIPAC case.

Finally, it should revamp the intelligence oversight system, which has long been viewed as a pathetic paper tiger with either little interest or ability in checking abuses.

The Framers gave us a free press as the final safety net if all other checks and balances in the three branches of government should fail.

With the failure of both parties in Congress to exercise oversight responsibilities, the importance of a free press has been vividly demonstrated.

The public now has a choice. It can live in self-imposed ignorance, or it can fight for an open society.

Not hearing about alleged crimes by your government is certainly a comfort, but not having crimes occur would be an even greater one.

Jonathan Turley is a law professor at George Washington University who has testified before Congress on both the NSA's surveillance operations + the need for a federal shield law to protect journalists.

He is a member of USA TODAY's board of contributors.
20.May 2006
The 9/11 Quiz By George Washington

This web-based quiz, from a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, is a fun way for people to see how much or how little they know about 9/11.
20.May 2006 Authorized to Lie Eschaton Authorized to Lie By Atrios Executive Order Presidential memorandum authorizes companies to lie without running afoul of Securities Law if Negroponte tells them they can. Which makes a lot more sense than this.
20.May 2006
Tom and Jack are associated in the Council for National Policy.  
Submitted by
copperqueen 2005-04-23 17:01:49
DeLay is a member of the Council for National Policy along with Jack Abramoff, etal. Abramoff has allegedly provided trips for DeLay, his wife + his staff to South Korea, Saipan, England, Scotland, Russia and the Northern Mariana Islands in trade for DeLay's support of legislation for Abramoff's clients.

20.May 2006 Pentagon hit by flying grilled cheese sandwich, video frames show
The Pentagon wasn't hit by a Boeing 757 jetliner. It was hit by a flying grilled cheese sandwich. How do I know? I clearly saw it in the video frames released by the FBI, there on the right.

Not everybody sees the grilled cheese sandwich, I admit. Some people see a Boeing 757 jet out of the same blur...
20.May 2006
Uncontrolled federal spending, encouraged by voters, to drive U.S. government into bankruptcy
If you have children, you may have wondered what would happen if all children were given voting rights to control the spending decisions of the household.

What if that were true across the board? What if all children in all households were given the right to vote on what kinds of things their parents...
20.May 2006
NSA spying on phone records of innocent Americans is only surprising to the uninformed masses
The national media is in an uproar over recent revelations that the federal government, under the guise of "fighting terrorism" (whatever that means), is secretly spying on tens of millions of American citizens via their phone records. Honestly, is anyone really surprised at this? This is old news in...

20.May 2006 Jobs News Even Worse Than We Thought
Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics re-benchmarked the payroll jobs data back to 2000.

Thanks to Charles McMillion of MBG Information Services, I have the adjusted data from 00.Jan.2001 through January 2006. If you are worried about terrorists, you don't know what worry is. Job growth over the...
20.May 2006
Could Some Country Please Interfere in Our Elections?
President Bush's Middle East policy is without rhyme or reason. According to Bush and his neoconservatives, the only way to make America safe from terrorists is to force democracy upon the Middle East. Only ideologues completely ignorant of the Middle East could come to that conclusion. Bush's invasion...

20.May 2006 Eye-opening documentary "The Corporation" reveals the true evils behind some Big Business companies
One of the most important videos you will ever see is The Corporation, a documentary by Zeitgeist Video. The film includes interviews with people like Milton Friedman and Noam Chomsky -- two individuals you wouldn't normally see in the same film -- and there are also interviews with many other CEOs,...

20.May 2006 Iraq, Iran: Following Orders Is No Excuse
"A hoax on the American people, the international community + the United Nations Security Council."

That is how Secretary of State General Colin Powell's 00.Feb.2003 Iraq WMD speech to the UN was described last Friday (Feb. 3) on PBS by one who ought to know, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of...
20.May 2006
CounterThink roundup: fictional terrorism, body armor bills + education (satire)
Major news networks have now resorted to FICTIONAL images of buildings being blown up by terrorists to scare Americans into supporting the Bush war empire.

A few weeks ago, Bush played the terrorist card and declared that domestic spying had stopped a 2002 terrorist attack against the Library Tower in...
20.May 2006
Official U.S. history of atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is more fiction than fact
"The experiment has been an overwhelming success," President Harry S. Truman reportedly told his shipmates upon learning that the U.S. military had dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. When considering the bomb's immediate and generational aftereffects on human life, President Truman's statements evoke...

20.May 2006 Scapegoats for hire. Judd 
“A new
Business Week article may help explain how AT&T and BellSouth can say they didn’t help the NSA, despite the spy agency having millions of their records showing the call details of Americans using their networks.

The magazine reveals a hidden corner of the telecommunications world: a small group of companies who specialize in granting the government access to telecommunications records, conversations and real-time data on behalf of the telecom giants.” More at TPMmuckraker.
20.May 2006 In an interview last night, Bill O’Reilly asked Rumsfeld about the ongoing violence in Iraq + the hundreds of billions of dollars the U.S. has spent on the war.

Rather than answer the questions, Rumsfeld shamelessly exploited the tragedy of 9/11 to deflect them:

RUMSFELD: And there’ve always been people who have looked at the problems and they’re real problems, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying it’s a pretty picture.

It isn’t a pretty picture. It’s a tough business + our guys over there [in Iraq] are doing an absolutely superb job and they’re proud of what they’re doing and they know that they’re making progress and they know they can’t lose over there.

O’REILLY: No, they can’t lose militarily, but it’s cost the United States taxpayer about $400 billion up this point.

RUMSFELD: Think of what 9/11 cost us. Wouldn’t you rather fight those people over there instead of fighting them here?


RUMSFELD: Think of what happened to our economy, think what happened to the stock market.

O’REILLY: Absolutely.

RUMSFELD: Think of what happened to the airlines here after 9/11.

Rumsfeld would have us believe the war in Iraq has reduced the threat of terrorism. Actually, it has turned Iraq into “the training ground for the next generation of ‘professionalized’ terrorists,” according to the National Intelligence Council, an arm of the CIA.
20.May 2006 1. Judd 
Number of rationales the Bush administration used for invading Iraq, according to
Press Secretary Tony Snow. A University of Illinois study, however, identified 23 different rationales for invading Iraq advanced by the Bush administration. (HT: Salon War Room)

20.May 2006 NYT: Senators Frustrated With Lack of NSA Oversight Have ‘Inferiority Complex’ Think Progress 
Today’s New York Times addresses intelligence oversight issues raised during yesterday’s hearings for Gen. Michael Hayden. According to the Times, Senators’ complaints they they are being kept in the dark about the NSA’s warrantless surveillance and telephone data-mining programs have a “
Congressional inferiority complex.” Those who questioned the lack of oversight yesterday were throwing the “Congressional equivalent of a temper tantrum.”

That’s an interesting description of the Constitutional balance of powers. In fact, as the resolution establishing the Senate Intelligence Committeepassed thirty years ago today – made clear:

it is the purpose of this resolution to establish a new select committee of the Senate … [and] it is further the purpose of this resolution to provide vigilant legislative oversight over the intelligence activities of the United States to assure that such activities are in conformity with the Constitution and laws of the United States .

The NYT report goes on to parrot the line of the Pat Roberts (R-KS), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, that seniority dictated who was briefed on these intelligence matters:

Life in Congress is determined by seniority, so in the hierarchy of the briefed and the briefed-nots, the longest serving Intelligence Committee members came first.

Actually, that’s not the case. According to the law on these matters, the National Security Act of 1947:

The President shall ensure that the congressional intelligence committees are kept fully and currently informed of the intelligence activities of the United States.

No mention of seniority there.

Ultimately, the Chairmen of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees have decided, in consultation with the White House, which members of the Intelligence Committees should get to conduct oversight on sensitive intelligence programs. There’s no legal authority for such an action — and the practical result of it is simple: less oversight.
20.May 2006
USA Today Editor Defends Story on NSA Program Judd 
On May 11, USA Today published a story which claimed AT&T, Bell South + Verizon provided million of customer records to the National Security Agency. Since then
all three companies have issued carefully worded denials. Bell South has demanded a retraction.

Appearing on NPR, USA Today Editor-in-Chief Ken Paulson strongly defended the story:

Our sources have told us they think we got it right — they know we’ve got it right,” Paulson says. “And they reiterated that what they told us is what showed up in the newspaper.”

… “We were surprised because we had been talking to both companies for literally weeks,” Paulson says. “They knew this story was being written. They knew what we were going to say. And frankly, they took some time in deciding how to craft a response.”

That’s the critical question. If the phone companies knew about the program for weeks in advance, why did it take them days to deny their involvement? Something doesn’t add up.
20.May 2006 Former Rep. Duke Cunningham, who has admitted taking millions in bribes from defense contractors, will be fully cooperating with ongoing investigations.

That’s good news for the public and bad news for corrupt members of Congress.
20.May 2006
Bush on Low Approval: Brushes Aside Policy Concerns, Says People Are Just ‘Unsettled’ Faiz 
NBC White House correspondent David Gregory interviewed President Bush this morning on the Today Show and asked him why so many people disapprove of the job he’s doing.

Bush brushed aside the public’s concern about his policies and insisted that nearly 70 percent of Americans are simply “unsettled.” Watch it.


GREGORY: Let me ask you about your leadership. In the most recent survey, your disapproval rating is now one point lower than Richard Nixon’s before he resigned the presidency. You are laughing.

BUSH: I’m not laughing –

GREGORY: Why? Why do you think that is?

BUSH: Because we are at war + war unsettles people. Listen, we got a great economy. We’ve added 5.2 million jobs in the last two and a half years. People are unsettled.

GREGORY: But they’re not just unsettled sir. They disapprove of the job you’re doing.

BUSH: That’s unsettled.
20.May 2006 The House yesterday voted to repeal $7 billion in subsidies for oil companies drilling in publicly owned waters. The vote was “approved 252 to 165 over the objections of many Republican leaders,” and now goes to the Senate. “In a separate defeat for energy companies, the House voted 279 to 141 to reject a provision that would
lift a 25-year ban on oil drilling in coastal areas outside the western Gulf of Mexico.”

In the latest indication of the crushing hardships weighing on the lives of Iraqis, increasing portions of the middle class seem to be doing everything they can to leave the country. In the last 10 months, the state has issued new passports to 1.85 million Iraqis, 7 percent of the population and a quarter of the country’s estimated middle class.”

The head of a group of Federal Air Marshals says the service is badly broken ” and that it currently “cannot protect the public.” Air marshal management has reacted to the criticism by “retaliat[ing] against him, with four separate investigations, including one for misuse of his business card.”

The United Nations Committee Against Torture issued a report yesterday which called on the U.S. to “close any secret ‘war on terror’ detention facilities abroad and the Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba.” The report also said “detainees should not be returned to any country where they could face a real risk’ of being tortured.”
20.May 2006 The Travel Industry Association of America yesterday said that high gas prices will add “$30 and $50 to the gasoline cost of a typical trip this summer.” The group also predicted that prices “will limit travel growth this summer to less than 1%.”
20.May 2006 During hearings yesterday, CIA Director nominee Gen. Michael Hayden “shed some new light” on the inception of the NSA’s warrantless surveillance program, “noting that he was asked by then-CIA Director George J. Tenet to provide a list of NSA’s capabilities after the al-Qaeda attacks, even those that Hayden believed would not be permissible under the law. Hayden suggested the scope of the program may go beyond what is publicly known.”

You get a lot more authority when the workforce doesn’t think it’s amateur hour on the top floor ,” Hayden also said yesterday in a “not-so-veiled reference to since-disappeared CIA chief Porter Goss.”
20.May 2006 Hayden's 'Tap Phones To Catch Terrorists' Lie Doesn't Wash Paul Joseph Watson 
Hayden's 'Tap Phones To Catch Terrorists' Lie Doesn't Wash Massive Echelon snoop program did exist before 9/11, US government knew location of hijackers Paul

20.May 2006 Buffett: Newspapers are "a business in permanent decline"

WB: People will always want to be entertained and informed. But people just have two eyeballs + there are only 24 hours in a day. Fifty or 60 years ago, media for most people consisted of the local movie theater, radio + the local newspaper. Now people have a variety of ways of being ...
20.May 2006
Congress in Action! Just not for you. Eideard 
See how out of touch with working families the leaders of Congress really are.

20.May 2006 The Value of Privacy
Last week, revelation of yet another NSA surveillance effort against the American people has rekindled the privacy debate. Those in favor of these programs have trotted out the same rhetorical question we hear every time privacy advocates oppose ID checks,...

20.May 2006 Donny's Blog
Update! Friday 6:03 PM, (May 19, 2006) Email From A Concerned Economist - Tim points out that if this trend continues, the world economy will collapse!. Read the full article to find out why this is happening and what you can do to stop it. We have all heard how the RIAA is suing people over piracy,

20.May 2006 The book is dead. Long live the book. Jeff Jarvis 
I have nothing against books. But the book is an outmoded means of communicating information. And efforts to update it are hampered because, cuturally, we give undue reverence to the form for the form’s sake. Publish or perish, that’s the highest call of our intellectual elite. But ...

20.May 2006 As Death Stalks Iraq, Middle-Class Exodus BeginsThe main thing now is to just get out of Iraq,” said Assad Bahjat, with his wife, Eileen + their two children, Elvis, left + Andres. More Photos
20.May 2006
Gazprom's Friends

US Export-Import Bank Gazprom, the Russian gas monopoly + Ukragroprombirzha, a state-run agricultural enterprise in Ukraine benefit from Ex-Im loans. More about this connection...
Tom DeLay The Moscow portion of the DeLay trip was sponsored by A.O. NaftaSib, a Russian oil company tied to Chernomyrdin. NaftaSib describes itself as "a major shareholder" in Gazprom. More about this connection...
Burson-Marsteller A USAID audit of Burson-Marsteller's Kazakstani contract shows how the PR giant helped to spin the privitization deal. More about this connection...
Jack Abramoff The federal investigation into the lobbying activities of Jack Abramoff has broadened to examine his dealings with the Russian government and a pair of high-profile Russian energy company executives.
More about this connection...
Greenberg Traurig LLC Abramoff's lobbying records when he worked at Greenberg Traurig suggest that the money paid to Abramoff by a front company, Voor Huisen, was used to promote Russian interests.
More about this connection...
International Monetary Fund The IMF, financed partly by the US government, has provided billions of dollars in loans and loan guarantees to the Russian government. Witnesses in the Abramoff investigation said that the money w... More about this connection...

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20.May 2006 Senate Votes English as 'National Language' After an emotional debate fraught with symbolism, the Senate yesterday voted to make English the "national language" of the United States, declaring that no one has a right to federal communications or services in a language other than English except for those already guaranteed by law.

20.May 2006 As Death Stalks Iraq, Middle-Class Exodus Begins Increasing portions of the middle class seem to be doing everything they can to leave Iraq.
20.May 2006 Amnesty call over illegal workers Union official Jack Dromey calls for a debate on a possible amnesty for the estimated 500,000 illegal immigrants working in Britain.
20.May 2006 Minister to target poor families Plans to help less well-off families before they develop social problems are unveiled by a minister.
20.May 2006 Doubts over Taleban chief seizure New doubts are raised over claims by Afghan officials to have captured Taleban's top commander, Mullah Dadullah.
20.May 2006 Cannes director urges CCTV debate The British director of movie Red Road says the future of 24-hour surveillance needs to be reviewed.
20.May 2006 Many 'oppose police mergers' Most voters in parts of England and Wales where police force mergers are planned oppose the plans, a poll says.
20.May 2006 Guantanamo guards attacked Guantanamo Bay inmates reportedly attack guards after luring them with a staged suicide attempt.
20.May 2006 Top Taleban leader 'arrested' Mullah Dadullah, the Taleban's leading military commander, is captured in Afghanistan, officials tell the BBC.
20.May 2006 No drought order for water firm One of the UK's biggest water suppliers announces it will not be imposing a drought order on almost four million homes.
20.May 2006 Junk food banned in school meals Chocolate, crisps, fizzy drinks and "low-quality" meat will be banned from school dinners, the government says.
20.May 2006 Teen behaviour 'better than 1985' Modern teenagers are better behaved than their counterparts of 20 years ago, research suggests.
20.May 2006 Nice Thinkin', Ya Big Ape New evidence strongly suggests that apes, like teenagers, are capable of rudimentary planning.
20.May 2006 Net neutrality field in Congress gets crowded Dozens of politicians rush to introduce their own versions of broadband regulation, with a new Democrat-led proposal joining existing ones.
20.May 2006 NASA Seeking Innovative Ideas from Public CowboyNeal 58
Mike Peel writes "Science Blog is reporting that NASA is seeking proposals 'for creating and managing innovative activities, events, products, services, or other types of formal or informal education methods for the purpose of disseminating information nationally about NASA's projects and programs.'" Sadly I don't think simply providing them with a list of people you want shot into space counts.

20.May 2006 Law Enforcement Requests for Net Data Multiply CowboyNeal 53 Carl Bialik from WSJ writes

"It's not just phone companies grappling with reported potentially privacy-intruding requests from the NSA and other branches of government:

Banks, Internet-service providers and other companies that possess large amounts of data on their customers say that police + intelligence agencies have been increasingly coming to them looking for tidbits of information that could help them stop everything from money launderers to pedophiles and terrorists, the Wall Street Journal reports.

From the article:

'According to AOL executives, the most common requests in criminal cases relate to crimes against children, including abuse, abductions + child pornography.

Close behind are cases dealing with identity theft and other computer crimes.

Sometimes the police requests are highly targeted and scrupulously legalistic, while other times they were seen by the company as little more than sloppy fishing expeditions.

AOL says that most requests get turned down.'"
20.May 2006
Is Evolution Predictable? Zonk 147
"C|Net is carrying a story about some research out of Rice University.

They are exploring the possibility that we can predict the evolution of a species, given environmental factors."

From the article:

"Typically, the bacteria can continue to thrive when the temperature hits 73 degrees Celsius (163 degrees Fahrenheit).

The experimental strain of bacteria contained a mutated version of a gene that, in the naturally occurring strain of the microbe, produces a protein that made existence possible.

They then put these mutant strains in environments where the temperature rose slowly but steadily + studied how different generations coped with the changing temperature.

In the breeding that followed, millions of new mutations of the gene in question were produced, but only about 700 of those variants replicated some of the functionality of the naturally occurring gene."
20.May 2006
Robotic Telesurgery by Remote Surgeons Zonk 121 Roland Piquepaille writes

"In a few years, telesurgery performed by multi-armed robots remotely controlled by real surgeons located hundreds or thousands of kilometers away will become commonplace.

Today, Canadian doctors from the Centre for Minimal Access Surgery (CMAS) are developing the technology for NASA.

Their goal is to build a portable robotic unit that would be used in space missions, war zones and remote areas within five years.

So far, the experiments already done in Canada and for NASA are extremely encouraging. But read more for additional details and pictures of a real surgeon controlling such a robot."
20.May 2006
Winning (and Losing) the First Wired War Zonk 321 Noah Shachtman writes

"The Iraq war was launched on a theory: That, with the right networking gear, American armed forces could control a country with a fraction of the troops ordinarily needed.

But that equipment never made it down to the front lines, David Axe (just back from his 6th trip to Iraq) and I note in this month's Popular Science.

That's a problem, because the insurgents are using throwaway cellphones and anonymous e-mail accounts to stitch together a network of their own."
20.May 2006
MIT Plans To Convert Cell Phone Users Into Podcasters Zonk 76+
robyn217 writes "A new research project at MIT's Media Lab, entitled RadioActive, aims to turn every cell phone or PDA carrying member of the public into a podcaster + every mobile device into a virtual podcasting studio. The project defines a large-scale asynchronous audio messaging system in which voice messages can be threaded like text in a discussion forum (like on Slashdot) as a method of 'discussion-on-demand.'"

20.May 2006 UK Law May Criminalize IT Pros Zonk 381+
"More worrying news from the UK. This time, a bill meant to fight cybercrime may make it illegal to use or make available network security tools available, just because they could be used by hackers."

From the article: "Clayton cited the Perl scripting language, created by Larry Wall in 1987, as an example of a useful technology that could fall foul of the law.

'Perl is almost universally used on a daily basis to permit the Internet to function,' said Clayton. 'I doubt if there is a sysadmin on the planet who hasn't written a Perl program at some time or another.

Equally, almost every hacker who commits an offense under section 1 or section 3 of the CMA will use Perl as part of their toolkit.

Unless Larry is especially stupid + there is very little evidence for that, he will form the opinion that hackers are likely to use his Perl system.

Locking Larry up is surely not desirable.'" A note that this is equally confusing but separate from yesterday's story about the UK government wanting private encryption keys.
20.May 2006
The Myth of the Republican "Moderate" Senator: Lincoln Chafee Case in Point -- A BuzzFlash News Analysis
More Proof of Why the So-Called "Moderate Republicans" are Just Strategic Pawns Who Allow the Republicans to Hold Onto Senate Control: "Laura Bush lavishes praise on Sen. Lincoln Chafee during a fundraiser at the Providence Biltmore that raises $150,000 for his reelection effort." (The latest 50-state survey of President Bush's job approval by Survey USA shows just 23 percent of a random sample of Rhode Island voters approve of the job the president is doing.)

20.May 2006 We Love "The Nation." Katrina vanden Heuvel has done wonders with it. But this explanation of why THEY are also running the deceitful "steal the Internet" Telecom ad, written in response to our BuzzFlash series of editorials, is accurate about the ad, but extremely odd. They actually tell you not to click on the ad that they are getting paid to run, instead of just pulling the ad. Then they tell you why it is deceitful. They say their policy is not to run "blatantly misleading" ads, which is what this ad is. Of course, this all begs the question why they don't just pull it? Is there a full moon out or something? On the Other Hand, There are Reports That a Few of the Top Progressive Sites Have Taken the "Poison Pill" Ad Down -- Or the Contracted Period for the Ad Ended.

20.May 2006 Iraq is disintegrating as ethnic cleansing takes hold 5/20
"Department of Homeland Decency: Decency Rules and Regulations Manual" (Paperback), by Susan Fuller and Frank Fuller. When you need a laugh, it's time to turn in your neighbor for subscribing to Mother Jones.
McCain Snubbed and Told Off at New York Commencement

20.May 2006 Pat Robertson's Weather Predictions: In 1998, He Warned Orlando of God's Wrath But a Hurricane Hit His Home in Va. Beach Instead 5/20
Religious Liberals Gain New Visibility 5/20

20.May 2006 Bush Wants Newcomers to Learn English. Maybe He Should Start with Himself.
20.May 2006, it is said, was the arms merchant to Al Qaeda in the 1996-2001 period.

Back then, Osama and his pals assumed control of Afghanistan's airline -- yes, they had an airline -- which was called Ariana.

Ariana devoted itself to the trans-shipment of the stuff that really matters: Gold, arms + drugs.

The drugs went from Afghanistan to the United Arab Emirates + the return flights came loaded with weaponry.

The supplier of the weapons was Victor Bout, who was then operating out of the UAE.

The United States under both Clinton and Bush turned a blind eye to all this, since no-one wanted to upset an oil-producing ally.
20.May 2006 few days ago, Doug Farah published a terrific account of Bout's involvement in the great assault weapons heist that recently took place in Bosnia:

In one of the strangest twists of recent Bout-related events, a company in Bout’s business orbit was found to have flown several hundred thousand AK-47 assault rifles from Bosnia to Iraq,

theoretically for use by the new, U.S.-traine Iraqi army and police.

Unfortunately, there is no record of the weapons ever actually landing in Iraq, although it appears that the now-defunct air freighter, Aerocom, did make the flights.

More: So what happened?

We will likely never know. But Bout has double-dealt with all sides of every war he has supplied. He has routinely rerouted weapons shipments for his own commercial gain + that does not inspire much confidence.

Still more: There are several things wrong with the picture to begin with.

The most obvious is that Iraq did not need to import weapons, as it has a surplus.

Bosnia is supposed to be destroying weapons, not selling them.

The sales can only proceed with the permission of EUFOR, the EU-led peacekeeping body that remains in charge of much weapons issues in Bosnia.

There were many other air freighters available if this unusual weapons transfer in fact did have to happen. Why Aerocom? Why no paper work at the end?
20.May 2006 more on Bout? Go here. Have fun. You'll be lost for days.
20.May 2006 The obvious suggestion is that these weapons have gone to supply irregulars, either in Iraq or elsewhere. Just as obviously, Bout is working with the neocons
20.May 2006 a speculative note: Returning to the subject of 9/11 and drug-running, a reader made a comment that provides at least some food for thought: Hopsicker has uncovered a lot of dirt indicating that the alleged hijackers were involved in drug smuggling. I mean, an overwhelming amount of dirt - it's hard to look at it and not immediately conclude that this is what they were up to. Nor does further scrutiny indicate that Hopsicker is putting us on with any of it.
Yet, in all his years of investigations he's uncovered virtually no evidence that the alleged hijackers were involved with terrorism. Lots of drugs, but evidently no "radical jihadism". Isn't that something?
Couldn't it be possible that maybe the only thing that these guys were up to was drug smuggling? And that they were set up by, say, a former business partner who was pissed that he'd been cut out of the loop on a lucrative Afghani heroin operation + maybe a certain foreign country with an interest in generating hostility toward Muslims?

20.May 2006 Spanish researchers say Christopher Columbus bones buried in Seville

Spanish researchers said they have resolved a century-old mystery surrounding Christopher Columbus's burial place, which both Spain + the Dominican Republic claim to be watching over.

Their verdict: Spain's got the right bones.
20.May 2006

If these techniques failed,

Rockefeller would then be saddened by a reluctant decision to use violence;

beating the rival workers

as they went to and from their jobs,

or burning or blowing up the competing refinery .
These Rockefeller, John D. techniques convinced the Rothschild s

that they had found their man .
They sent their personal representative,

Schiff, Jacob

to Cleveland to help
Rockefeller plan further expansion .

At this time, ...

Control of labor through unions has always been a basic Rockefeller technique .


he would send a minion,

not known to be working for Rockefeller,

with an offer to buy the competing refinery

for a low price,
but offering cash.

If the offer was refused,

the competitor would then come under attack from a competing refinery

which greatly undercut his price .

He might also suffer a sudden strike at his refinery,

which would force him to shut down .

Rockefeller, John D. embarked on a campaign of coercing all competing oil refineries out of business .

He attacked on a number of fronts,

which is also a lesson to all would be entrepreneurs .

The famous Rockefeller dedication to total monopoly

was simply a business decision .

Rockefeller, John D. realized early in the game that the oil refinery business,

which could offer great profits in a short time,

also was at the mercy of uncontrolled competition .

His solution was a simple one- crush all competition .
20050121 In case you missed it: Why does Senator Feinstein support War?: Army contract for Feinstein's husband Blum is a director of firm that will...
20.May 2006 Gewalt in Berlin: Staatsschutz ermittelt nach Angriff auf kurdischstämmigen Politiker

20.May 2006 Truppenschwund: Amerika einsam im Irak
20.May 2006 Kraftstoff: Benzinpreise sollen steigen
20.May 2006
Manipulation in Italien: Blatter spricht vom größten Skandal der Fußball- Geschichte
20.May 2006 Chinas Energie- Kraftprotz: Drei- Schluchten- Staudamm fertiggestellt
20.May 2006 Geburt und Ernährung: Mehr Zwillinge durch Milch und Fleisch
20.May 2006 Neonazis zur WM: Polizeigewerkschaft befürchtet Notstand
20.May 2006
Abhörskandal: Wissenschaftler bespitzelt - Operation Muskelkrampf gescheitert
20.May 2006 Regierungsbildung im Irak: Blutiger Anschlag auf Zivilisten
20.May 2006

While intelligent questions need to be asked about what really happened at the Pentagon we feel that research in this context should come with the proviso that a potential trap is being laid to discredit all 9/11 research at a later date + that today's story is part of that process.
20.May 2006

Why no discussion of Building 7 and the comments of Larry Silverstein?

Why no discussion of the hijackers being trained by the US government? Lt. Colonel Steve Butler of the Monterey Defense Language Institute was suspended from duty after he accused Bush of allowing 9/11 to happen.

Why no discussion of the NORAD stand down?
20.May 2006

It all comes down to a basic question of how do we know what we know? And unfortunately, when it comes to 9-11, the only thing we do know for sure is that the laws of physics were still operating that day + that tells us a lot about what did and didn't happen, especially with the WTC 7 building. But it will never tell us for certain what hit the Pentagon, or why. Related article
Big Brother Total Information Awareness program reborn as the MATRIX (no kidding)
Neither will we be told why we're not being shown the full frames of all 84 confiscated video tapes. Perhaps the videos actually show a military official stealing office pens from the Pentagon + they don't want to make that public. Maybe they show a giant "X" spray-painted on the side of the Pentagon, as in, "Hit it here!" Perhaps the 84 videos were all mysteriously erased by the terrorists who don't want the FBI to study their flight path, or the FBI is so strapped for cash that it's waiting to auction them off on eBay to the highest bidder.

These are all possibilities that must be considered. Some are more likely than others.
Link back to this article:

20.May 2006
I know, it makes no sense, but since when did fear mongering and war marketing have to make any sense?
20.May 2006
Mass media misdirection Actually, it doesn't really matter what hit the Pentagon. This isn't the whole story. It's just a distraction to keep people from talking about the WTC 7 building -- the one that mysteriously collapsed in controlled demolition fashion due to, we're told, a couple of small office fires. Related article

20.May 2006 Disinformation USA: Newsweek accepts blame for reporting the truth
The mainstream media won't touch the WTC 7 question, because there's plenty of video footage showing its controlled demolition + there's no reasonable explanation for what happened other than the use of pre-planned explosive charges. So, using the oldest magician's trick in the book -- misdirection -- the media keeps people focused on the Pentagon video frames so they won't think about WTC 7.

20.May 2006
Americans are good a hallucinating, especially when such hallucinations are demanded by the mainstream media. Drugged up on fluoride and medications, about half the American population will see anything you tell them to see, as long as it is consistent with current cultural mythology
20.May 2006
But no matter how long I stare at the Pentagon video frames, I still cannot see a Boeing 757.

I've come to the conclusion that the only way to see a Boeing 757 in the frames released so far is to hallucinate it .
20.May 2006

Out of 84 confiscated video tapes that might show what really hit the Pentagon, these few selective frames are the best they can come up with?

People will see what they want to see, I suppose.

Some people over at Fox News insist they see a Boeing 757 in these video frames. And why not? I once saw the Virgin Mary on a Mexican tortilla.

Years ago, I thought I saw Jay Leno on a pancake (before I ate it, that is). People tend to see what they are told to see, or what they're familiar with. Some folks see letters of the alphabet carved into rocks on Mars.
20.May 2006

The heart is the inner chamber where three recesses — small rooms — form a cross. The intricate corbeled ceiling reaches a height of 20 feet, although the narrow entry passage is much lower.

Overlapping stones form a conical dome, topped by a single capstone. This ceiling has been intact more than 5,000 years and still keeps the inner chambers dry.

One of the most impressive features of Newgrange can be seen during the winter solstice.

At this time, the sun’s rays penetrate a unique roof box, crawl slowly up the tight 62-foot-long pathway and light up the central burial chamber.
20.May 2006

Construction, done without benefit of the wheel or metal tools, took more than 20 years, according to experts.

Workers dragged 200,000 tons of loose stones to the mound, digging them from the earth by hand + hauling them 30 miles to the hilltop.

Artisans carved elaborate swirls, zigzags, diamonds, spirals + other geometric designs into the stones.

Workers are said to have cut their hands, smashed fingers and feet, fell to disease and drowned in the river while creating these monuments.

The most important is Newgrange.

Carbon dating shows it to be one of the oldest man-made constructions on Earth, older than Egypt’s ancient pyramids by some 700 years + Stonehenge by 1,000.

_00.000.3200 -B.C.- Built around the heart-shaped hill occupies more than an acre + is surrounded by 97 massive curbstones, some richly decorated with geometric carvings.

The tomb is 36 feet high and has a diameter of 280 feet.
20.May 2006 Ex-Official Gets 10 Mos. in Phone-Jam Plot 

A former Republican National Committee official was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months in prison for his role in the jamming of New Hampshire Democrats' telephones on Election Day 2002. Prof. Hex at 1:48 AM

Human Ancestors May Have Interbred With Chimpanzees  Too...many...jokes...flooding...brain...
20.May 2006 Inca sun worship mystery solved 

THE sun-worshipping Incas may have been onto something when they made Cuzco the capital of their ancient civilization.
Scientists have discovered the city in modern-day Peru is the spot on Earth blistered by the highest UV levels.

20.May 2006 Ireland's burial mounds hold many mysteries 

Today, more than 300 such ancient mounds are scattered across northeastern Ireland. The most intriguing are called passage tombs, owing to a long corridor leading to a central cross-shaped chamber. Historians long believed the dead were left in these chambers to begin their journey to the Other World.
20.May 2006 Pentagon hit by flying grilled cheese sandwich, video frames show 

It's astonishing, really. According to almost every reporter in the mainstream media, a Boeing 757 jet, when photographed, looks exactly like an indistinguishable blur. Let's face it: The video frames released by the Pentagon make ghost and UFO photos look downright crisp.
20.May 2006 Lawmaker: Marines deliberately killed Iraqis 

A Pentagon probe into the death of Iraqi civilians last November in the Iraqi city of Haditha will show that U.S. Marines "killed innocent civilians in cold blood," a U.S. lawmaker said Wednesday
20.May 2006 Rapid development running into Minnesota's Indian burial mounds  Historians say Minnesota once had as many as 12,500 Indian burial mounds. But after years of neglect, only a few thousand remain.
20.May 2006 DefenseLINK News: DoD Refers Contracts to IG Investigators 14, 2005 – Eight contracts totaling more than $3 billion have been referred for further investigation as part of the scandal surrounding Darlene Druyun . ...

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20.May 2006

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20.May 2006 The World's Top Cybercriminals Zonk 149 bart_scriv writes

"BusinessWeek profiles four individuals identified by law enforcement as the world's foremost online criminals. They're accused of crimes ranging from re-shipping rings to credit card theft and email fraud -- '...all are Russian. Strong technical universities, comparatively low incomes + an unstable legal system make the former Soviet Union an ideal breeding ground for cyberscams. Also, tense political relations sometimes complicate efforts to obtain cooperation with local law enforcement.'"
20.May 2006
CNN Sits Down With Linus Torvalds Zonk 213 just_another_sean writes

"Calling him 'reclusive' and the 'leader of the Open Source Revolution' CNN has an interview with Linus Torvalds. From the article: "I actually only work with a few handfuls so I tend to directly interact with maybe 10 - 20 people and they in turn interact with other people. So depending on how you count, if you count just the core people, 20 -50 people.

If you count everybody who's involved; five thousand people -- and you can really put the number anywhere in between... Almost, pretty much all, real work is done over e-mail so it doesn't matter where people are."
20.May 2006
Hamas MP caught with cash : ''I was carrying money from our families abroad for our people here, but unfortunately some Palestinian workers seized these funds at the border.''

20.May 2006 Managing cruelty: Real hunger is beginning to strike the Palestinians as the boycotting of Hamas continues and the elected movement in government stands firm

20.May 2006 Letter to Palestinian Americans: Some people want to make 'nice' with the Israelis while our medical volunteers are getting beat up with rifles from thugs in the IOF and while seventy-four year old men have their houses demolished on top of them.

20.May 2006 US fumes as Iraq backs Israel boycott: Liaison officers from 14 countries met for four days this week to discuss ways of intensifying the Arab embargo against Israel.

Among those taking part were delegates from several ostensible US allies, such as Iraq, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Qatar + Kuwait.

20.May 2006 Israel should face sanctions : The Palestine crisis is now more dramatic even than apartheid, but it is the victims who are punished

20.May 2006 Open Letter from Palestinian Academics : Open Letter from Palestinian Academics under Israel’s Occupation to International Participants in the Conference on International Humanitarian Law.

20.May 2006 Officials: Israel-Italy love affair over: Massimo d'Alema, who once referred to Israel as a ‘terror state,’ sworn in last week as Italy’s new foreign minister. Associates: He’ll change Italy’s pro-Israel policy

20.May 2006 Israel censures China over invitation to Hamas : Israel has issued an unusually strong rebuke to China over its decision to invite a senior Hamas minister to attend a Sino-Arab conference in Beijing

later this month.

20.May 2006 I call it an apartheid state: The recent ruling by Israel's high court denying Palestinian citizens from granting citizenship to their spouses is blatantly racist.

20.May 2006 Anti-Zionist rabbi forges Hamas links : Orthodox rabbi Moishe Arye Friedman, of Austria, said his congregation would "do everything in practical terms to help the Palestinian people," including sending money.

20.May 2006 Jordan Plays Hardball With Hamas: Behind the crackdown is the fear in the kingdom, a close U.S. ally with a peace treaty with Israel, that it is threatened by a rising tide of radical Islam it sees originating from Iran and encompassing its Arab neighbors.

20.May 2006 AIPAC Threatens to Defeat Minnesota Democrat: The Storm over the Israel Lobby

20.May 2006 Iran now enriching home processed uranium: source: Iran initially enriched uranium from China but is now using domestically processed uranium in its nuclear programme, an Iranian diplomat said on Friday after some doubts were cast on his country's recent enrichment claims.

20.May 2006 U.S. Moves to Weaken Iran: The Bush administration, shunning pressure from allies for direct dialogue with Iran, is shifting toward a more confrontational stance and intensifying efforts to undercut the country's ruling clerics.

20.May 2006 US, Zionists behind killings southeast Iran: Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani on Friday held the US, especially CIA + Zionists responsible for recent cold blood killings southeast of Iran, saying enemy has targeted the country's border security, economy, universities and science.

20.May 2006 ''Intelligence Brief: Brazil's Nuclear Ambitions'': Brazil's Science and Technology Minister Sergio Rezende told the press on May 6 that Brasilia has launched a uranium enrichment center for fueling its power plants. Brazil's first nuclear enrichment facility, will "save Brazil millions of dollars it now spends to enrich fuel at Urenco, the European enrichment consortium," the minister said. Brazil's move has great industrial, geopolitical + financial significance.

20.May 2006 N.Korea may be preparing missile launch: reports: North Korea may be preparing to launch a long-range ballistic missile that could reach parts of the United States, Japanese media reports said on Friday

20.May 2006 Is US using enemy to fight a proxy war?: HAS the US stepped back on to the scene of one of its most memorable military disasters — and chosen to back the kind of warlords who humiliated it?

20.May 2006 Rebel attack downs key Colombia oil pipeline: - Left-wing guerrillas have bombed Colombia's Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline and halted its crude pumping operations in an attack just a days before presidential elections, the army said on Friday.

20.May 2006 Ecuador accuses US of 'blackmail' as oil dispute worsens: Ecuador accused the United States of "blackmail" after Washington abruptly suspended free-trade talks with the South American nation in the wake of its cancellation of a US oil company's exploration rights.

20.May 2006 US Sends More Military to Caribbean: Three more US warships with 2,000 troops aboard left for the Caribbean Wednesday, to join the combat fleet there since April, at which regional governments and social groups look with a jaundiced eye.

20.May 2006 House Approves Proposal to Recover $10 Bln From Oil Producers : The U.S. House of Representatives approved a Democratic plan to renegotiate Gulf of Mexico oil leases and take back $10 billion in incentives granted to Exxon Mobil Corp., ConocoPhillips and other producers.

20.May 2006 Oil wealth bypasses ordinary Chadians: "Our oil is refined far away + when it comes back to us, we can barely afford to buy it, except in small amounts. That's why it's sold in bottles," said Mr. Suileman, who, even with gasoline selling at $6 a gallon, barely can afford to support his wife and six children.

20.May 2006 Collapse of the Petrodollar Looming: The announcement by President Putin of a Russian bourse trading oil and gas in Roubles threatens the stability of the US Dollar far more than Iran's bourse alone would do + continues the slide in relations between the old Cold War foes.

20.May 2006 The End of Suburbia? : Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream: Video: Despite all the warnings that we are headed for an ecological and environmental perfect storm, many Americans are oblivious to the flashing red light on the earth's fuel gauge. Many feel the "American way of life" is an entitlement that operates outside the laws of nature.

20.May 2006 Real Oil Crisis: What would happen if the world were to start running out of oil? ABC Australia Video Report: Windows Media and Real Video

20.May 2006 Global Food Supply Near the Breaking Point: The world is now eating more food than farmers grow, pushing global grain stocks to their lowest level in 30 years.

20.May 2006 Jeremy Scahill: In the Black(water) : The environment is devastated. People are disenfranchised. Financial resources, desperate residents are told, are scarce. But

at least New Orleans has a Wal-Mart parking lot serving as a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center with perhaps the tightest security of any parking lot in the world.

20.May 2006 John W. Dean : How Does President Bush Compare with Other Wartime Presidents With Respect to Free Speech Issues? :

The Bush Administration has been talking of using the Espionage Act of 1917 to prosecute the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Yet these veteran newspapers' "crimes" consist merely of publishing Pulitzer-Prize-winning articles on the CIA's secret prisons + the NSA's secret surveillance programs.

20.May 2006 Senate blocks effort to limit benefits to immigrants: The U.S. Senate blocked an effort on Thursday to limit Social Security benefits for illegal immigrants who would become permanent residents under a sweeping immigration overhaul being debated by lawmakers.

20.May 2006 U.S. Infant Mortality Among Worst in Industrialized Nations: America may be the world's superpower, but its survival rate for newborn babies ranks near the bottom among modern nations, better only than Latvia
20.May 2006 UN body urges US to shut Guantanamo, "secret jails": The United Nations top anti-torture body told the United States on Friday that any secret jails it ran for foreign terrorism suspects, along with the Guantanamo Bay facility, were illegal and should be closed.

20.May 2006 Four prisoners attempt suicide at Guantanamo camp: Four Guantanamo prisoners tried to commit suicide on Thursday and several others attacked guards who rushed in to halt one of the attempts, a camp spokesman said.

20.May 2006 Full list of Guantanamo detainees : Names, ages and country of origin of those held in Guantanamo
20.May 2006 Taliban's new commander ready for a fight: The Taliban's military offensive has begun in earnest in southern Afghanistan, with many key districts already captured by the militia that retreated from power in 2001 after the US-led invasion.

20.May 2006 Pakistan sheltering Taliban, says British officer: - A senior British officer accused Pakistan of allowing the Taliban to use its territory as a "headquarters" for attacks on western troops in Afghanistan as insurgents struck on multiple fronts yesterday.

20.May 2006 Pakistan rejects British military statement on Taliban presence: Pakistan on Friday described as ludicrous remarks by British Colonel Chris Vernon, Chief of Staff for Southern Afghanistan, that Pakistan is allowing Taliban to use its soil for attacks in Afghanistan.
20.May 2006 The Iraqi resistance: 'Why we fight': Call them terrorists, call them resistance fighters. By whatever their name, they have their own reasons for fighting the Americans in Iraq. Abu Ayoub, a 35-year-old living in Baghdad, is a member of the Islamic Army. He spoke in the Adhamiya neighborhood about why he joined the fight.

20.May 2006 Tom Hayden: Hawks for Withdrawal: Democrats are slowly but surely uniting around a plan for military withdrawal designed by the Center for American Progress, a think tank linked to Clinton-era Democrats and headed by former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta.

20.May 2006 Opposition to Iraq War at 62% in U.S.: For the first time since the conflict began, fewer than four-in-ten Americans believe the war with Iraq was worth fighting.

20.May 2006 Must watch video report: Mother's Day Call for Peace:

Hundreds of mothers, some with their children while others were mourning the loss of theirs, spent this Mother's Day in Washington, DC, calling for an end to the war in Iraq.

20.May 2006 House Panel Cuts Foreign Aid And Iraq Reconstruction Funds:

It also would make available $2.3 billion for the military in Israel + $120 million for economic assistance to that country, the amounts the president wanted.
20.May 2006
Pentagon report said to find killing of Iraqi civilians deliberate By Drew Brown
A Pentagon report on an incident in Haditha, Iraq, where U.S. Marines shot and killed more than a dozen Iraqi civilians last November will show that those killings were deliberate and worse than initially reported, a Pennsylvania congressman said Wednesday.

20.May 2006 You got your damn war By Joshua Holland

It looks like "a mother and young child bent over as if in prayer, shot dead" Continue 

20.May 2006 Make Me an Instrument of Peace By Cindy Sheehan
Not too long ago, I was listening to Air America when a caller to the religious right of war supporter/evangelist Pat Robertson said it didn't bother him that George Bush doesn't follow the law of our land because when we have a man who is a "Christian" in office, we don't need the rule of law!

20.May 2006 What happened to the "what" or the "why"? By John Pilger
17.May 2006 I watched the BBC Ten O'Clock News ().  - It wasn't so much news as a series of pronouncements by the spokespeople of the spokespeople, to paraphrase Orwell or Brecht.

20.May 2006 Orwell Rolls in His Grave

"Could a media system, controlled by a few global corporations with the ability to overwhelm all competing voices, be able to turn lies into truth?..."

Director: Robert Kane Pappas - Run Time 1 Hour 46 Minutes

This chilling documentary film "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" examines the relationship between the media, corporate America + government.

In a country where the "top 1% control 90% of the wealth", the film argues that the media system is nothing but a "subsidiary of corporate America." Click here to view. Windows Media

20.May 2006 Viva Chavez : By Mike Whitney
Hugo Chavez is a self-made man. He wasn’t piggy-backed into Harvard on a legacy grant (Affirmative Action for plutocrats) or shoehorned into the White House by corporate gangsters.

He grew up in a two-room thatched palm-leaf house with his five siblings and dreamt of moving to New York to play baseball for the Yankees. At age 18 he chose to make the most of his meager opportunities by enlisting in the military. Continue
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Mexiko sowie die mittelamerikanischen Staaten Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua und Costa Rica kritisierten Bushs Pläne.

Die Errichtung von Mauern sei nicht der richtige Wege, Probleme zwischen Nachbarn zu lösen, erklärten die Außenminister der fünf Staaten in einer gemeinsamen Pressekonferenz in Mexiko-Stadt.
20.May 2006
Bush' Boy Toy I, Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Suppress the Intelligence Committee, Tells Us Fear Trumps Liberty. FDR Told Us, "There is Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself." Roosevelt Gave Us Hope; The Busheviks Beat Us Into Submission with Fear.

20.May 2006 With All This Horseshit, Gen. Hayden, Show us the Ponies -- Larry Beinhart for BuzzFlash
Sometimes, You've Received So Much Accolade For Being A Good Guy, You Don't Realize It When You've Become A Bad One. Let's Hope It's Only A Momentary Lapse.
The BuzzFlash Mailbag -- Uncensored and Unvarnished Truth from BuzzFlash Readers.

20.May 2006 Ben Ferguson, a Chickenhawk Like His Idols Cheney and Bush, Supports the Iraq War, But Won't Serve In It. He is the BuzzFlash "GOP Hypocrite of the Week," Thanks to Randi Rhodes.
Cindy Sheehan: Make Me an Instrument of Peace - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution

20.May 2006 In the Black(water); "Documents show that the government paid Blackwater $950 a day for each of its guards [in New Orleans]." 5/20
Pat Robertson's Weather Predictions: In 1998, He Warned Orlando of God's Wrath But a Hurricane Hit His Home in Va. Beach Instead 5/20
Hayden: NSA Spying is Legal, Maybe, Sort of, But Not Really -- The Last Chance Democracy Cafe by Steven C. Day

20.May 2006 Former RNC Official Sentenced To Prison For Phone Jamming In 2004 Senate Race - Verse-Case Scenario by Tony Peyser
20.May 2006 ancient times, a woman named Judith slipped into the tent of an oppressor + took off his head with two great whacks.

In more recent times, a woman named Judith entered the tent of an oppressor + ...well. I don't think we can say that she took head.
emptywheel suggests that Judith Miller's source for the pre-9/11 warning of an upcoming terror attack is none other than Richard Clarke.

The argument is rather persuasive: Finally, we know that Clarke is close enough to J udy to have visited her in jail, along with two of his pre-9/11 Counter-Terrorism staffers
20.May 2006 advertising is deceptive advertising.

The barker brays about the virtues of his wares and never divulges any shortcomings. But we all instinctively recognise that a line is crossed when advocacy gives way to fraudulence.
The real site trying to save the internet is
Save the Internet.

I've heard that these guys now have their own ad out there, although they probably have little or no budget.

To help with the cause (and for no recompense), I created a home-made clickable ad (you can see it in the third column) which leads readers to the good-guy site. I think my ad is punchy. I like punchy. Permalink