opinion: For Bush, science is a dirty word In America's right-to-die controversy the facts were not allowed to get in the way of evangelical populism Tristram Hunt
22.Mar.2005 -The Guardian-
The interference by the White House in the case of Terri Schiavo - the woman at the centre of America's latest right-to-die controversy - marks another milestone in President Bush's campaign for faith over fact.
More concerned with the wonder of miracles than Schiavo's 15-year irreversible vegetative state, Bush + his allies have blithely overturned multiple court decisions
to maintain artificial feeding and let evangelical populism triumph over medical opinion.
Thanks to the policies and prejudices of the Bush administration, science has become a dirty word.
The American century was built on scientific progress.
From the automobile to the atom bomb to the man on the moon, science and technology underpinned American military, commercial and cultural might.
Crucial to that was the presidency. From FDR and the Los Alamos laboratory to Kennedy and Nasa to Clinton + decoding the genome,
the White House was vital to promoting ground-breaking research + luring the world's scientific elite.
But Bush's faith-based, petro-chemical administration has reversed that tradition:
excepting matters military, this presidency exhibits an abiding aversion to scientific inquiry that is in danger of affecting the entire country.
Neal Lane, former science adviser to Clinton, has spoken of "a pattern of abuse of science" in policy making within today's White House.
What they don't like, they suppress and distort.
Official publications on the science of climate change have been brazenly replaced with drafts from utility lobbyists.
An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report linking industry emissions to global warming had to be withdrawn at the behest of West Wing advisers - not many of them noted climatologists.
23.Aug.2006 Bush administration using propaganda tactics Macon Area Online
18.Aug.2006 (Raw Story)- the Bush administration continues to bypass standard intelligence channels + use what some believe to be propaganda tactics to create a ...
23.Aug.2006 Has Goldman Sachs taken over Bush administration Times of Oman
20.Aug.2006 Paulson was not the first Goldman executive to join the Bush administration from the 137-year-old investment bank described by the president as one of ...
23.Aug.2006 Entwurf für Gesundheitsfonds: Kassenbeiträge drohen auf 15,7 Prozent zu steigen
23.Aug.2006 Rekord: Museum stellt zweiköpfige Tiere aus
23.Aug.2006 Mecklenburg- Vorpommern: Bush- Besuch kostete fast 15 Millionen Euro
Die Vorwürfe gegen den Präsidenten reihen sich in eine Serie von Skandalen und Ermittlungen gegen ranghohe Politiker in Israel ein.
So trat Justizminister Haim Ramon am Sonntag zurück, nachdem die Generalanwaltschaft gegen ihn Anklage wegen sexueller Belästigung einer Mitarbeiterin erhoben hatte.
Gegen Ramon wurde inzwischen Anklage erhoben.
Der 56-Jährige soll eine 18-jährige Soldatin auf einer Feier in seinem Ministerium zu einem Kuss gezwungen haben.
Zudem prüft die Generalstaatsanwaltschaft die Kaufbedingungen einer Wohnung von Ministerpräsident Ehud Olmert für 1,2 Millionen $ in Jerusalem.
Ferner steht Militärchef Dan Haluz in der Kritik, weil er Mitte Juli wenige Stunden nach der Entführung zweier israelischer Soldaten durch die libanesische Hisbollah sein Aktienportfolio verkauft hatte.
Auf die Entführung folgte der fünfwöchige Krieg Israels gegen die Hisbollah. phw/AP/dpa
23.Aug.2006 August 23, 2006 - Think Progress -
The Apocalypse will have to wait. In response to an incentives package from Europe + the U.S., Iran said it was ready for “serious negotiations” about its nuclear program,
but “did not agree to suspend the enrichment of uranium by the end of the month, the West’s primary demand.”
36 %. Bush’s approval rating, unchanged from a week ago, according to a New York Times/CBS poll.
51 % of Americans see “no link between the war in Iraq and the broader antiterror effort” +
62 % said efforts to stabilize Iraq were going “somewhat or very badly.”
“A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Bush administration plan to allow commercial logging inside the Giant Sequoia National Monument violates environmental laws.”
74 % of Americans “are more convinced today that global warming is a reality than they were two years ago.”
The majority of those polled believe global warming has influenced the summer’s heat wave (65 %),
severe hurricanes (68 %),
wildfires (58 %),
droughts (69 %) +
decreased snowfall (68 %).
Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT), who is pressing for tighter immigration rules, recently referred to his house painter as “a nice little Guatemalan man” who might be in the country illegally.
“The other day, the little fella who does our maintenance work around the house, he’s from Guatemala + I said, ‘Could I see your green card?’” Burns said.
“And Hugo says, ‘No.’ I said, ‘Oh gosh.’”
Discontent among Afghans is “boiling.”
“After months of widespread frustration with corruption, the economy + a lack of justice + security, doubts about President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan + by extension the American-led effort to rebuild that nation, have led to a crisis of confidence.”
80 % . Number of small businesses on the Gulf Coast that have not yet received loans promised by the federal government after Hurricane Katrina.
This week is Clean Elections Week, sponsored by a coalition of reform groups including Public Campaign, Common Cause, Public Citizen + U.S. PIRG.
Contact your representatives + demand support for meaningful campaign finance reform.
And finally: Pardon me if I repeat myself. Spike Lee’s new Katrina documentary answers the question “why the guy who famously redirected Dick Cheney’s one-time Senate-floor imperative to Patrick Leahy -
‘Go f*** yourself’ - back at Cheney during a news conference said it twice.”
“Well,” the man thought to himself, “I better say it again just to make sure that he heard it.”
23.Aug.2006 Discussion about 09/11/2001
Title: - 9/11 Truth: Alleged Hijackers Were Assets Of U.S. Government
23.Aug.2006 Peter Lance on KGO 810 AM tonight By TopDog08 Via 1115.org:
If you are on the west coast, Lance will be on KGO 810 AM tonight at 7 PM PDT with everyone’s favorite Libertarian Gene Burns. They should have audio on their site if you can’t get the signal.
UPDATE: Lance was on for the full three hours. He cited hundreds of facts and references from memory and covered a lot of material. One thing that caught my ear was new evidence, apparently related to the Kahane murder from 1991 which relates to a store near the Al Farooq mosque in Brooklyn. Apparently, Lance has learned three of the 9/11 hijackers obtained fake IDs at the same place ten years later, 00.000.2001. Obviously, if the FBI had staked the place out, they might have disrupted the plot, considering that I believe the same hijackers were also on their terror watch lists.
He mentioned Rory O'Connor and Scott Malone, to include their work on the subject. In a strange twist at the end, it almost sounded to me like Ali Mohammed's wife - who Lance said lives in the Bay Area - called in using the name Lydia and made a veiled threat, asking if he feared being killed.
Anyway, it was a very interesting interview. I will check if I can get audio.
23.Aug.2006 Malaga air duo 'understand' fears Two students who were taken off a flight over fears they were terrorists say they are not angry.
23.Aug.2006 The Bush Power-Grab Scorecard
Thursday's ruling against the NSA's warrantless electronic surveillance of Americans is a blow to the administration's claim that the law doesn't apply in time of war. But other cases have afforded the president more latitude + some are still winding through the courts. By Kim Zetter.
23.Aug.2006 A Nation Divided Over Piracy
The Pirate Bay survives + politicians + entertainment lawyers confront a youth movement that embraces file sharing. Who would have thought Sweden would end up the internet's free-content haven?
Part two of a series by Quinn Norton, reporting from Stockholm, Sweden. See Also: Secrets of the Pirate Bay
23.Aug.2006 Israel accused over 'war crimes'
Amnesty International accuses Israel of committing war crimes by targeting Lebanon's civilian infrastructure. Australian jailed for bomb plots
22.Aug.2006 03:57:42 GMT Australian Faheem Khalid Lodhi is sentenced to 20 years in jail for planning bombing attacks in Sydney.
23.Aug.2006 Chile student rally turns violent More than 200 people are arrested and dozens injured as Chilean high school students hold protests.
23.Aug.2006 Inactive US marines face call-up
President Bush gives an open-ended authorisation for the US Marine Corps to call up inactive reservists.
2q.Aug.2006 Protester shot in Mexico clashes A man is shot in the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca, as striking teachers continue their protests.
23.Aug.2006 Sex- Vorwürfe: Polizei verhört Israels Präsidenten Kazaw
23.Aug.2006 Diesel- Rekordfahrt: Triumph der Baggermotoren
23.Aug.2006 Lassen sich mit dem neuen Schweizer Pass auch Leute sprengen? - sfux Stephan Fuchs ?
RFID Pässe kommen unweigerlich und sind unbeliebt.
04.Sep.2006 -ab-In der Schweiz soll der elektronisch lesbare Pass bestellt werden können, darin befindet sich ein per Funk auslesbarer RFID-Chip.
Mit dem lässt sich allerhand anstellen.
Den neuen Pass brauchen Reisende, sofern sie keinen Maschinenlesbaren Pass 03 besitzen nach dem 26.Okt.2006 für aufenthalte in USA....
23.Aug.2006 Die Bundeswehr ? Europas Wechselbalg - sfux Michael Schulze von Glaßer ?
Neue Panzer, Fahr- und Flugzeuge sowie Hubschrauber ? die Bundeswehr rüstet sich für die Schlachten der Zukunft. Der Wandel zur Hightech-Armee ist fast vollzogen.
Ein paar Beispiele:
00.Jul.2006 -Ende- wurden die ersten ?Eurofighter?-Kampfflugzeuge von der deutschen Luftwaffe in Empfang genommen....
23.Aug.2006 Stop Belittling the Theories About September 11 - sfux Bill Christison -
However horrendous the crimes of two of the world's great liars + terrorists in Gaza + Lebanon, it is imperative that we not let the deeds of Ehud Olmert + George W. Bush distract us from another recent event.
The U.S. alliance with Israel + the power of the lobby...
21.Aug.2006 Sounds and smells familiar/aka 911 — Keystone State
21.Aug.2006 National Prayer — Keystone State
21.Aug.2006 TD and U.N.--full of shit — archers
21.Aug.2006 Bush 911 had nothing to do with Iraq — Keystone State
21.Aug.2006 Oy, Enough Already[NUNC PRO TUNC/QUI TAM]-Corrected Version — Camilo H. Tapia
21.Aug.2006 Feds Probe "Fake News" at 77 Stations — Mediaweek
21.Aug.2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! Know Your Bank Dick: The Federal Res — OrlandoMary
21.Aug.2006 Presidents fear one thing: — The Gemstone File: A Memoir
21.Aug.2006 The CIA-Contra-Crack Connection, 10 Years Later — L.A. TIMES
21.Aug.2006 Spychips in Passports May be Just the Start — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
21.Aug.2006 Hillary Gets Ready to Run — SLAP HILLARY....THIS IS FUN!
21.Aug.2006 Re: Feds Probe "Fake News" at 77 Stations — Stephanie Caruana
21.Aug.2006 U.S. Won't Leave Iraq While He Is President - — Bush Tells Press
23.Aug.2006 The 911 Skies -
The 911 Skies By A Restrainer
If you want to be a " History Detective ", an Expert in 911 studies, it is prioritary for you to do a careful analysis of the original sources to slowly track the 911 skies.
You may want to see every documentary and newscast containing original footage of 911 portraying its sky.
Apart of the original newscasts of the day, we, for example suggest the next documentaries that show the 911 sky (of course, there are more):
1 ) In Memoriam - New York City, 9/11/01 (2002), HBO Home Video,
2 ) PBS NOVA "Why the Towers Fell," originally broadcast on Tuesday, April 30, 2002, Also available at Amazon,
3 ) WTC: The First 24 Hours (9.11.2001) (Widescreen), Clamshell, NTSC,
4 ) PBS American Experience, NY episode eight: "New York: V8 Center Of The World",
5 ) CNN Tribute - America Remembers,
6 ) Abundant CameraPlanet clips filmed by live witnesses (including their movies " Seven Days in September " + " Witness 9.11 "),
7 ) 9/11 - The Filmmakers' Commemorative Edition (2002) ,
8 ) The Learning Channel documentary World Trade Center Anatomy of the Collapse
9 ) History Channel, A&E 's " The Anatomy of September 11th "
10 ) 911 Eyewitness, by Rick Siegel: https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3498980438587461603
"911 Eyewitness Website" (link to some samples)
11 ) Compilations of 911 newscasts:
Historical/Research 9-11 video, 68 min, unedited (2001) :
Index to multilanguage videos: https://ams.reopen911.org/video/
12 ) Loose Change V. 2: https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8260059923762628848
13 ) How the Twin Towers Collapsed, Discovery Channel (check there min. 18:00, 22:40-24:50, 33:00-34:20... ) RealPlayer
14 ) The Fall of the World Trade Center, Horizon - UKTV, BBC - WGBH (check there min. 13:30, 22:50, 29:18, 30:20, 31:17, 36:45...) Real Player (Transcript)
15 ) What We Saw: The Events of 11.Sep.2001, in Words, Pictures + Video, by CBS News, Dan Rather (narrator).
16 ) The World Trade Center: Rise And Fall Of An American Icon. The History Channel .
And, if you are compelled to, to take action according to it (like signing Dr. Jones' petition).
23.Aug.2006 Judge drops Padilla terror charge - CNN
CNN Judge drops Padilla terror charge CNN - 2 hours ago
A federal judge in Miami has dismissed the lead terror count against Jose Padilla, the US citizen once identified as a "dirty bomb" suspect + detained for three years without charges as an "enemy combatant.
One charge thrown out against suspected al-Qaida operative WWAY NewsChannel 3
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23.Aug.2006 Astronomers in a Quandary Over Pluto’s Status
A new definition of a planet offered Tuesday would set the number of “planets” at eight and would put Pluto in a group of “dwarf planets.”
23.Aug.2006 Involuntary recalls expose military recruitment woes - Smartalix
Why aren’t more Bush supporters lining up to volunteer? Isn’t the 2nd Iraqi War worth fighting?
It seems not enough people feel strongly enough about it to volunteer to go into harm’s way, so he has to force soldiers to return.
President Bush has authorized the U.S. Marine ...
23.Aug.2006 Talks urged on Iran nuclear issue China and Russia stress only talks will solve the crisis over Iran's nuclear work, after Tehran offers negotiations.
23.Aug.2006 US flight turns back to Amsterdam A US Northwest Airlines flight to India returns to Amsterdam airport, escorted by two fighter jets.
23.Aug.2006 Labour 'no longer getting loans' Loans to the Labour Party have dried up in the past three months, the party has confirmed.
23.Aug.2006 Inactive US marines face call-up President Bush gives an open-ended authorisation for the US Marine Corps to call up inactive reservists.
23.Aug.2006 Firefighters battle Greek blaze Firefighters in Northern Greece struggle to control forest fires raging for third day.
23.Aug.2006 Israel accused over 'war crimes' Amnesty accuses Israel of committing war crimes by targeting Lebanon's civilian infrastructure.
23.Aug.2006 Metals boom drives profits at BHP The world's largest mining firm, BHP Billiton, posts record profits of $10.5bn - buoyed by high metals prices.
23.Aug.2006 Ozone hole stable, say scientists US scientists express optimism that the large hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica has stopped widening.
23.Aug.2006 How roughage 'keeps you regular' A US team discovers how cells in the body benefits from fibre-rich foods.
23.Aug.2006 Ever-Happy Mouse Sheds Light on Depression - ScuttleMonkey 206 -
"Scientists have bred a strain of mouse that's permanently cheerful, in hopes of better understanding + treating depression in people.
By breeding mice lacking the TREK-1 gene, which is involved in serotonin transmission, researchers were able create a depression-resistant strain.
They say it's the first time depression has been eliminated through genetic alteration of an organism."
23.Aug.2006 Nanjing ruling opens new rift Chinese court orders Japanese Historians to compensate survivor for accusing her of fabrication.
23.Aug.2006 US intervention 'boosts Iran' 'War on terror' has bolstered Iran's power + influence across the Middle East, thinktank says.
23.Aug.2006 Swazi men favour circumcision Research cited by Clinton suggests procedure reduces chances of contracting HIV.
23.Aug.2006 Lebanon facing 'security vacuum' UN warns fragile peace may face months of delay ·
23.Aug.2006 Italy will not send troops if Israel 'keeps shooting'
23.Aug.2006 Germany threatens enlargement timetable
23.Aug.2006 EU entry for Bulgaria + Romania could be delayed · Concerns grow over influx of migrant workers
23.Aug.2006 Boom threatens to push China's economy out of control A glut of villas, shopping malls, steel mills and car plants is raising fears of a crash.
23.Aug.2006 Thousands of tourists evacuated in Greece German father drowns when fleeing forest fires believed to have been started deliberately.
23.Aug.2006 Bolivia appeals for new breed of diplomats as pony-tailed journalist goes to US President asks public to nominate people they feel would make good ambassadors for country.
23.Aug.2006 Sarkozy woos French voters with flip-flops and signed condoms
23.Aug.2006 Nicolas Sarkozy, France's interior minister and presidential hopeful, is trying something new.
23.Aug.2006 Crimewave may mean the party is over for Ibiza More + more Britons are becoming disillusioned with Ibiza's high prices + rising crime.
23.Aug.2006 12 charged with trying to buy weapons for Tamil Tigers Men arrested in US as result of FBI sting operation also charged with trying to bribe US officials.
23.Aug.2006 Marines called up to cover lack of volunteers
23.Aug.2006 US Marine Corps is having to recall soldiers to serve on active duty in Iraq + Afghanistan.
23.Aug.2006 President's home raided in sex harassment inquiry Police raid the official residence of Israel's president as part of a sexual harassment investigation.
23.Aug.2006 Oil slick has sunk to seabed, says Greenpeace Oil slick off Lebanese coast creates 10cm (4in) carpet of oil suffocating marine life.
23.Aug.2006 Juarez slaying suspects identified
Mexican + U.S. officials confirmed Monday that at least three men, two of them in the United States, are persons of interest in connection with the murders of women in Juarez.
23.Aug.2006 I'm not implying that Schlesinger has the disease that infected Giordano, but it does seem odd that Connecticut Republicans have shown very little interest in fielding a strong candidate to take away Lieberman's senate seat. I wonder why? posted by Prof. Hex at 8:09 PM
23.Aug.2006 Usefuls Idiots There's a lot of interest in Connecticut politics these days.
Democratic nominee Ned Lamont is playing the usurper to Senator and former presidential candidate Joe Lieberman, who is now running as an independent.
Meanwhile, the Republicans have nominated Alan Schlesinger, a former mayor of the City of Derby and a six-term State Representative.
Despite the nomination of his party, Schlesinger has had little support from Republican power brokers. He seems to be merely a placeholder.
President Bush has refused to endorse his candidacy as have other GOP bigwigs. Schlesinger has gambled extensively in the past and lost many thousands of dollars.
On the surface this might make him a liability, but that doesn't seem to have hurt William Bennett's standing among the party faithful.
Schlesinger's web site is amateurish and the Latest News links on the front page haven't been updated since April. What kind of candidate is he?
This may be a good time to look at the last Connecticut Republican Party nominee for Joe Lieberman's senate seat, Philip Giordano.
23.Aug.2006 Sex Crime Charges Four area residents under investigation for alleged sex crimes surrender to authorities.
51 year old Reverend Raymond Lambert,
his wife 49 year old Patty Lambert along with two deacons in their church,
51 year old Tom Epling + 53 year old Paul Epling turned themselves over to McDonald County Sheriff`s deputies today.
More details can be found here, including this:
In a telephone interview Tuesday night, Le Sueur said several former church members had come forward in the past six months, claiming they had been molested for several years.
The deputy said incest was involved, adding he understood that this was the third generation of church officials who participated in child sexual abuse .
23.Aug.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ # posted by Sam : 12:22 AM It's about time they caught him.
A pity they didn't catch him while he was still working for the state department.
I wrote more about him in my blog. https://peoplesmedia.blogspot.com/2006/08/where-is-armitage-now.html
# posted by Sam : 12:31 AM I agree with Atrios, WTF was armitage meeting with the scientology wigs about? https://atrios.blogspot.com/2006_08_20_atrios_archive.html#115627990936040912
# posted by Anonymous : 12:38 AM
23.Aug.2006 The NarcoSphere : Copublishers Introductions... ?Presente! * en Mexico? es decir,,, en la economia dolarizada de Cancun?
(User Info) https://www.activ8media.org Hello folks, I in the past from Ecuador and Venezuela, I've also done reporting https://narcosphere.narconews.com/story/2004/2/23/185556/610
23.Aug.2006 Amsterdam: US- Flieger muss wegen Alarm umkehren
23.Aug.2006 Streit: Iraner besetzen rumänische Ölplattform
23.Aug.2006 Ehrensenf: Rauchverbot für Tom und Jerry
23.Aug.2006 Nach Drohanruf: ICE wegen Bombenalarm geräumt
23.Aug.2006 Kofferbomber: Ermittler prüfen Spur zu al- Qaida
23.Aug.2006 Angst vor Terror: Bosbach will Einreisende stärker kontrollieren lassen
23.Aug.2006 Abschlag von der ISS: Nasa erlaubt Golf im All
23.Aug.2006 Uno- Truppe im Libanon: Frankreich will Blauhelme alle Grenzen sichern lassen
23.Aug.2006 Prepaid- Urteil: Vodafone darf Guthaben nicht verfallen lassen
23.Aug.2006 Atomstreit: Zurückhaltung gegenüber Irans Verhandlungsangebot
23.Aug.2006 Ein Jahr nach "Katrina": Leben im endlosen Albtraum
23.Aug.2006 US- Militäreinsätze: Bush genehmigt Zwangseinberufung
23.Aug.2006 Statistiken: Die Mär von den aussterbenden Deutschen
23.Aug.2006 Anti- Terror- Kampf: Schäuble will Internet schärfer kontrollieren
23.Aug.2006 Terroralarm: Hatten Ermittler frühe Hinweise auf Anschläge?
23.Aug.2006 Heute in den Feuilletons: "Fatwa der Plastiktüten"
23.Aug.2006 Gescheiterte Anschläge: Zentralrat der Muslime warnt vor Generalverdacht
23.Aug.2006 China: Liebeskranker Fluggast droht mit Bombe
23.Aug.2006 Umfrage: Große Koalition weiter im Tief - FDP auf Jahreshoch
23.Aug.2006 Einschnitte: SPD- Experte will weniger Sozialleistungen für Frauen
23.Aug.2006 Nahost- Krise: Syrien lehnt internationale Truppen an seiner Grenze ab
23.Aug.2006 Gesundheitsreform: Ärzte warnen vor Versorgungsengpässen
23.Aug.2006 22. AUGUST 2006
22.Aug.2006 Nahost: Syrien lehnt Uno- Soldaten an der eigenen Grenze ab
22.Aug.2006 Government Begins its Witch Hunt Targeting Whistleblowers - sfux Sibel Edmonds / National Security Whistleblowers Coalition -
26.Jul.2006 Russell Tice, former National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence...
22.Aug.2006 Telecom Italia Wiretapping Scandal - sfux
Digital Rights - Telecom Italia, one of the major electronic communications providers in Italy is in the middle of a huge scandal regarding the illegal wiretapping and surveillance of the telephone networks.
23.Aug.2006 Wurden im Libanon radioaktive Bomben eingesetzt? - sfux Stephan Fuchs -
Wie IsraelNN.com einen libanesischen Forscher zitiert, soll Israel in der Libanon Offensive auch mit radioaktiven Bomben gearbeitet haben.
Mohamed Ali Qobeissi sagte gegenüber der Zeitung, dass Hisbollah Ziele mit radioaktivem Material angegriffen worden seien.
Laut seiner Aussage soll ein rund 3.5 Meter tiefer Bombenkrater hohe Dosen radioaktiven Materials aufweisen.
Er vermutet, dass einige israelische Bomben hohe Mengen an Uranium enthalten haben.
23.Aug.2006 In der eigenen Falle gefangen - sfux Karl Weiss -
12.Jul.2006 könnte in die Geschichtsbücher als der Beginn der gewaltigen Kriegsperiode zu Beginn des 3. Jahrtausends eingehen.
Mit dem gemeinsam inszenierten Libanonkrieg seit diesem Tag, der dann zunächst 34 Tage dauerte, haben sich die US- und die israelische Regierung in ihrer eigenen Falle gefangen.
23.Aug.2006 Kampf gegen AIDS: Gesundheitsministerin bevorzugt Gemüse statt Kondome - sfux Dr. Alexander von Paleske -
Das wirtschaftlich stärkste Land Afrikas, Südafrika, mit seiner ausgezeichneten Infrastruktur, das tatsächlich zu den Schwellenländern gezählt werden kann, präsentierte sich auf der internationalen AIDS-Konferenz in Toronto/Kanada. Die von weit her angereisten Reporter, die ansonsten nur wenig Erfreuliches zu berichten haben, kamen dank der südafrikanischen Gesundheitsministerin...
23.Aug.2006 Marine Corps begins involuntary troop recalls. - Judd -
“The U.S. Marine Corps will start ordering what could be thousands of inactive service members to return to duty in the coming months to counter a steady decline in the number of such troops who volunteer, the service said on Tuesday.”
23.Aug.2006 “Nothing short of a miracle.” - Judd - – Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) on the “incredibly successful” U.S. efforts in Iraq, 8/22/06 (HT: SMP)
23.Aug.2006 Right Wing Reacts To Terrorist Plot With Calls For Radical Ethnic Profiling - Think Progress - Since British authorities revealed a terrorist plot to blow up British planes headed to the United States, the right wing has increasingly called for radical profiling of Muslims. Some lowlights:
17.Aug.2006 Robert Sandler :
If profiling isn’t acceptable because it’s not Politically Correct, here is another idea: Put the Muslims on one plane and put the rest of us on a different one . If that makes me a “racist,” I can live with that.
15.Aug.2006 Michael Gallagher: It’s time to have a Muslims check-point line in American airports and have Muslims be scrutinized. You better believe it. It’s time.
20.Aug.2006 Sher Zieve : It appears that if “we the flying public” are going to be safe, no one but ourselves is going to save us. The hell with political correctness! … If the airlines and our “PC” brethren don’t like it, I say “Then follow your own rules!”
16.Aug.2006 : Bill O’Reilly,
Folks who have traveled to Muslim countries, people with criminal records, passengers who are Muslims age 16 to 45 all should be spoken with .
Racial profiling won’t make our nation safer. Terrorists come in all shapes, sizes + colors. John Walker Lindh was white and Richard Reid was Jamaican and British. As LCCR notes, “[T]errorism profiling is a crude substitute for behavior-based enforcement. It violates core American values, including the constitutional guarantee of equal protection. It also hinders anti-terrorism efforts because it alienates people and communities that are critical to the success of the anti-terrorism effort.”
23.Aug.2006 McCain Faults Admin. For Painting Iraq As ‘Some Kind of Day At the Beach,’ Ignores Own Rosy Rhetoric - Faiz -
The AP reports that Sen. John McCain “faulted the Bush administration for misleading Americans into believing the conflict would be ‘some kind of day at the beach.’”
[McCain] said the administration had failed to make clear the challenges facing the military. …
McCain said that talk “has contributed enormously to the frustration that Americans feel today because they were led to believe this could be some kind of day at the beach, which many of us fully understood from the beginning would be a very, very difficult undertaking. ”
McCain appropriately criticizes the administration for painting an unrealistic picture of the situation in Iraq, but he conveniently neglects to mention his own rosy assessments as he was cheerleading the nation to war.
While McCain hopes the public will see this as another example of his “straight talk,” here are some quotes that McCain wants you to forget:
MATTHEWS: Are you one of those who holds up an optimistic view of the post-war scene? Do you believe that the people of Iraq or at least a large number of them will treat us as liberators?
MCCAIN: Absolutely. Absolutely.
MATTHEWS: And you think the Arab world will come to a grudging recognition that what we did was necessary? I mean by that the modern Arab leaders, the people that we have to deal with.
MCCAIN: Not only that, they’ll be relieved that he’s not in the neighborhood because he has invaded his neighbors on several occasions.
MATTHEWS: Do you think it’s working? Do you think we’ll shake them — shake them to the roots so they will give up eventually and avoid a huge bloodbath of people?
MCCAIN: I don’t know how long they’ll hang out. It doesn’t take a large number of people to cause difficulties in house to house fighting we’ve just seen that in southern Iraq. But there’s no doubt in my mind that we will prevail and there’s no doubt in my mind, once these people are gone, that we will be welcomed as liberators. These guys are the real bad guys and they’re telling everybody, we’re going to shoot you and so, of course, we’re not being welcomed cause they’ve got people that will kill them if they do. Once that’s done, I’m confident.
23.Aug.2006 Buchanan Argues For Immigration Moratorium To Preserve White Dominance - Judd -
In his new book, State of Emergency, Pat Buchanan argues for “an immediate moratorium on all immigration.” Why? To preserve the dominance of the white race in America. Buchanan explains on pg. 11:
America faces an existential crisis. If we do not get control of our borders, by 2050 Americans of European descent will be a minority in the nation their ancestors created and built.
No nation has ever undergone so radical a demographic transformation and survived.
Indeed, Buchanan argues quite explicitly that only whites have the appropriate “genetic endowments” to keep America from collapsing. From pg. 164:
00.000.1994, Sam Francis, the syndicated columnist and editorial writer for the Washington Times…volunteered this thought:
“ The civilization that we as whites created in Europe and America could not have developed apart from the genetic endowments of the creating people, nor is there any reason to believe that the civilization can be successfully transmitted by a different people .”
Had Francis said this of Chinese civilization and the Chinese people, it would have gone unnoted. But he was suggesting Western civilization was superior and that only Europeans could have created it.
If Western peoples perish, as they are doing today, Francis was implying, we must expect our civilization to die with us. No one would deny that when the Carthaginians perished, Carthaginian civilization and culture perished.
But by claiming the achievements of the West for Europeans, Francis had passed beyond the bounds of tolerance. He was summarily fired.
Buchanan goes on to praise those who, implicitly or explicitly, talk about the genetic superiority of the white race, including John Rocker of the Atlanta Braves, Bell Curve authors Richard Hernstein + Charles Murray + Al Campanis of the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Campanis said that blacks “may not have the necessities to be, let’s say, a field manager, or, perhaps, a general manager.”
He added that blacks were often poor swimmers “because they don’t have the buoyancy.”)
Buchanan calls Francis views on white racial superiority the “Great Taboo.” But refusing to acknowledge it, according to Buchanan, is “like not telling one’s doctor of a recurring pain that could kill you.”
Buchanan has been showered with attention from cable and network television to spread his book’s message. Digg It!
23.Aug.2006 Involuntary recall. - Faiz -
00.Oct.2006 -“Starting in- as many as 2,500 Marines in the Individual Ready Reserve will begin receiving involuntary activation orders to report for a year of duty, according to a Marine Corps manpower official.”
23.Aug.2006 The Kurdish public relations campaign - Amanda - thanking America for overthrowing Saddam Hussein is run by a top conservative public relations firm that also founded the “Stop Michael Moore” campaign + “Move America Forward,” which brought together parents of dead U.S. soldiers to be counter-protesters at peace demonstrations.
23.Aug.2006 Kristol: ‘We Could Be In A Military Confrontation With Iran Much Sooner Than People Expect’ - Faiz -
This morning on Fox News, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol continued to beat the war drums for a military strike against Iran.
Kristol is attempting to hype the Iranian situation as a crisis. As Retired Army Lt. Gen. Robert G. Gard said recently, “To call the Iranian situation a ‘crisis’ connotes you have to do something right now, like bomb them.”
The truth is there is very little good intelligence on Iran’s capabilities. Here’s what the experts are saying:
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts warned that “we have not made the progress on our oversight of Iran intelligence, which is critical.”
Roberts’ Intel Committee staff director Bill Duhnke said, “There is no organized committee staff effort to look at Iran right now.”
“I continue to believe that our sources are stale and our case is thin ,” said Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee
“ U.S. intelligence on the ground is quite poor, especially as it relates to understanding how decisions are made and who controls the power centers in Iran,” said CSIS expert Jon Wolfsthal.
Faulty intelligence hasn’t stopped Kristol in the past. Why would he start now?
Bush_Will_Decide_to_Strike_Iran_Next_Year">Digg It! Full transcript:
KRISTOL: I think we could be in a military confrontation with Iran much sooner than people expect. I don’t think this is an issue that’s going to wait two and a half years until President Bush leaves the presidency.
I think he will decide at some point next year — 00.000.2007 — he’ll have to make some very tough decisions about what the U.S. + the world can tolerate in terms of this regime – this apocalyptic, messianic regime — which has made clear that it would use — would feel free to use weapons if it had them, that has very deep ties with terrorist groups, what we could accept in terms of their nuclear program.
QUESTION: What does that mean, what we can accept, does that mean going over and doing something about whatever they’ve got?
KRISTOL: It could mean that.
I hope we’re doing things covertly to try to slow down their nuclear progress and I hope we can do much more perhaps + get some allies to do more, but I don’t think a military strike against Iran is at all out of the question. If you saw the president’s press conference yesterday, he said he hoped diplomacy would work, but I was struck by his words.
I hope diplomacy would work, it would be helpful if the world spoke with a united voice against Iran, but he’s said over + over, you cannot allow this regime to have nuclear weapons + I think we may come to a real serious choice next year.
23.Aug.2006 Britain may cut its force in Iraq - Amanda - in half by the middle of next year.
23.Aug.2006 After USA Today Issues Correction, Fox Host Repeats Smears Against Gore - Judd -
Earlier this month, Peter Schweizer published a hit piece on Al Gore’s environmental habits. (Schweizer works at the Hoover Institute which has received nearly $300,000 from Exxon Mobile since 1998.)
It was an obvious attempt to discredit Gore’s efforts to combat the threat of global warming.
The problem was the piece was inaccurate and USA today was forced to print a correction.
That didn’t stop Rich Lowry, filling in for Sean Hannity, to repeat Schweizer’s false claims on Fox after the correction was printed.
Lowry also took the liberty to add some new smears. Watch it:
Here are the facts:
1. Gore does not receive royalties from a zinc mine. From the USA today correction: “In a column that appeared
10.Aug.2006 on the Forum Page, writer Peter Schweizer inaccurately stated that former vice president Al Gore receives royalties from a zinc mine on his property in Tennessee despite his environmental advocacy…the mine was closed 00.000.2003.”
2. Gore has never owned any Occidental Petroleum stock. His father worked for the company for several years and his parents used to own some stock. All of it was sold years ago.
3. Gore pays for his own carbon off-sets. Parmount is also purchasing off-sets above and beyond what Gore is doing individually.
The critics have no answers for Gore’s scientific arguments so they’ve decided to smear him personally. Desmog blog has more.
23.Aug.2006 Opposition among Americans to the Iraq war - Faiz - has reached a new high. A CNN poll found just 35 % favor the war in Iraq; 61 % say they oppose it.
22.Aug.2006 - Think Progress - The fertility gap.
“Liberal politics will prove fruitless as long as liberals refuse to multiply,” writes Professor Arthur Brooks in the Wall Street Journal.
“Simply put, liberals have a big baby problem: They’re not having enough of them, they haven’t for a long time + their pool of potential new voters is suffering as a result.”
Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) said Monday that the South African government must end its denial about the AIDS crisis + he pledged to set an example for men in Africa by being tested for HIV in Kenya this week.
Fueling speculation regarding the identity of Bob Woodward’s source on Valerie Plame, the AP obtained an official State Department calendar that reports former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage holding a one-hour meeting marked “private appointment” with Woodward on June 13, 2003.
“I may be the only person, the only presidential candidate who never carried the state in which he was born ,” Bush suggested yesterday. “Uh, no, Mr. President. There have been quite a few, actually.” OpinionJournal counted at least 25 major-party presidential nominees have never carried their state of birth.
$8 an hour: California’s new minimum wage. “More than 1 million Californians” will get a 20 % pay increase by 2008.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) endorsed Proposition 87, a state ballot initiative that aims to cut California’s gasoline usage by 25 % over 10 years. “Californians are fed up with the highest gas prices in history while big oil reaps unprecedented profits,” Feinstein said.
“ Climatic changes could lead to more outbreaks of bubonic plague among human population,” finds a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
23.Aug.2006 Bush Pledges $230 Million To Lebanon, Less Than One Day Of Spending In Iraq – Amanda -
President Bush, today:
Today, I’m announcing that America will send more aid to support humanitarian and reconstruction work in Lebanon, for a total of more than $230 million . These funds will help the Lebanese people rebuild their homes and return to their towns and communities. … America is making a long-term commitment to help the people of Lebanon because we believe every person deserves to live in a free, open society that respects the rights of all.
While Bush made sure to hype the increase in the U.S. commitment to Lebanon (from the original $50 million), this amount still pales in comparison to U.S. spending in Iraq. $230 million is less than what the administration spends each day in Iraq ($267 million). A recent study by Foreign Policy/CGD also shows that out of the world’s 21 richest countries, the U.S. ranks just 19th in foreign aid. Iran, on the other hand, has reportedly said that it would provide Hezbollah with an “unlimited budget” for reconstruction.
Bush today said he understands that “failed states in the Middle East are a direct threat to our country’s security,” but in reality, the administration is too bogged down in Iraq to seriously commit aid to other states.
23.Aug.2006 Neoconservatives Predict The Apocalypse Starts Tomorrow – Payson -
For months, neoconservatives have been pushing for regime change in Iran. In their latest effort to beat the war drums and undermine diplomacy, they are attaching great significance to August 22 – the date Iran said it would respond to an incentives package from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.
August 22 is a day “some Shiite sects believe…could correspond to the end of the world.” That’s enough for neoconservatives to conclude Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may have “chosen to launch the apocalypse” tomorrow.
Here’s a look at the rhetoric being pushed by neocons to scare the American people into supporting military action:
- “What is the significance of Aug. 22? […] This might well be deemed an appropriate date for the apocalyptic ending of Israel and if necessary of the world. It is far from certain that Mr. Ahmadinejad plans any such cataclysmic events precisely for Aug. 22. But it would be wise to bear the possibility in mind.” [Bernard Lewis op-ed, Wall Street Journal, 8/8/06]
- “ We all hope and pray that August 22 is not the day Ahmadinejad has chosen to launch the apocalypse, but there is little doubt in the White House and at the CIA that the Iranian leader is feverishly trying to build, buy, or steal nuclear weapons + that he will quite likely use them once he has them.” [Joel Rosenberg, National Review, 8/10/06]
- “ Will [Ahmadinejad] attempt to make good on these threats this year on the anniversary of the Miraj [August 22], illuminating the night sky over Jerusalem? Will Western powers heed Farid Ghadry’s words and move to stop Iran before it is too late?” [Front Page Magazine, 7/27/06]
- “It’s an important symbolic day for jihadists. And I’m curious to see what happens on Tuesday. [Ahmadinejad] may just say no or he may do something a little more dramatic, launch a missile or something, to show that - Iranian defiance of what looks like an impotent West.” [Bill Kristol, Fox News Sunday, 8/20/06]
- “‘The only thing we can know is that the date was not chosen by accident,’ said Robert Spencer, Director of Jihadwatch.org and an adjunct fellow at the Free Congress Foundation, a conservative think tank. ‘It does seem very likely, very probable, that he has something major in mind, whether only a major announcement or a major attack, we will soon see.’” [The Blotter, ABC News, 8/21/06]
It’s worth noting that a bipartisan group military experts believe there are no good military options against Iran.
23.Aug.2006 Virginia Asks Global Warming Skeptic To Stop Calling Himself ‘State Climatologist’ - Judd -
Patrick J. Michaels — a prominent critic of mainstream global warming science — bills himself as the “state climatologist” of Virginia to bolster his credibility. The State of Virginia has had enough. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
The governor’s office has sent a letter to the University of Virginia requesting that Patrick J. Michaels not use his title of state climatologist when conducting his private consulting business.
The state is concerned that the U.Va. professor’s controversial views on global warming could be mistaken for the state’s views…The governor’s office has repeatedly said that Michaels does not represent the state with his opinions about global warming.
In fact, it seems that “State Climatologist” is not even a real position:
[The] letter also addressed the question of whether Michaels’ position as state climatologist is an appointment of the governor or of U.Va. Hanley does acknowledge that Michaels was originally appointed state climatologist by Gov. John Dalton 00.000.1980.
However, she said the code of Virginia “ does not provide for the governor to appoint a state climatologist .”
Charlottesville City Councilor Kevin Lynch researched the topic and concluded that Dalton’s “appointment” does “not appear to have been legitimate.” On the basis of Dalton’s letter, Michaels has collected a government paycheck for the last 26 years and is currently earning $91,530.
The State now has nothing to do with the title or the office, which is administered by the University of Virginia, where Michaels teaches. Much more at cvillenews.com.
23.Aug.2006 https://www.shortText.com/kp1ji ¿A que viene el Embajador de Venezuela a Bragado? Desde que llegó a la Argentina el Embajador de la Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela, Dr. Roger Capella Mateo, visita distintas provincias. El próximo viernes 25 visitará Bragado. Según ha informado la Municipalidad de ...
23.Aug.2006 The US role in Saddam's Trial
Roads to Iraq When Human Rights Watch questioned the fairness of Saddam's trial, they kept their statement short, but for many times we heard people saying this is not an Iraqi court, it is a American court, even Saddam said it today. Still we don?t have any details about the American role in Saddam's court. Here is the only document available from Bushra Khalil a member in the defense team explaining American role the court, I managed to get a copy of the document. "This paper never! published before"... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25964
Israeli Apartheid: Segregation, Control and the Creation of Bantustans in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).
Bethlehem Bloggers: Voices from the Bethlehem Ghetto The question of Israel as an apartheid state has received increasing attention over the last years as Israel has continued colonial expansion in the West Bank while simultaneously attempting to diverge itself from the Palestinians. The purpose of this post is to highlight the growing systemization of apartheid in the OPT with particular referenc! e to Israel's policy of unilateral disengagement. The need for this debate is highlighted by the effective outcomes of disengagement which has already resulted in the segregation of Palestinian communities and delineation of exclusive Jewish space by means of the segregation barrier. Furthermore the creation of Palestinian enclaves or ghettos in the OPT bears a striking resemblance to the South African policies during the apartheid era which sought the establishment Bantustans as a means to facilitate segregation and to secure privileges for an ethnic minority... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25963
More Free Mazuma Sent to Small Criminal State
Kurt Nimmo On the Ynet Money page, there is a photo of Israeli finance minister Abraham Hirchson, a big smile spread across his face. Hirchson is tickled because, once again, the American taxpayer, a royal chump, has come through. "The Bush administration has agreed to an Israel demand that a loan guarantee deal be extended by an additional three years, until 2011," reports Ynet. "00.000.2003, the United States approved a USD 9 billion aid package to Israel in the form of! loan guarantees which allow Israel to borrow money on the international market for low interest rates." https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25957
AIPAC, the Religious Right and American Foreign Policy
Rodrigue Tremblay, The New American Empire Nobody can understand what's going on politically in the United States without being aware that a political coalition of major pro-Likud groups, pro-Israel neoconservative intellectuals and Christian Zionists is exerting a tremendously powerful influence on the American government and its policies. Over time, this large pro-Israel Lobby, spearheaded by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), has extende! d its comprehensive grasp over large segments of the U.S. government, including the Vice President's office, the Pentagon and the State Department, besides controlling the legislative apparatus of Congress. It is being assisted in this task by powerful allies in the two main political parties, in major corporate media and by some richly financed so-called "think-tanks", such as the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, or the Washington Institute for Near East Policy... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25961
Sectarian clashes in Baghdad
Zeyad, Healing Iraq A massive wave of sectarian violence engulfed several districts of Baghdad yesterday. The violence was sparked by news reports of sniper attacks against Shi?ite pilgrims heading to the shrine of Imam Musa Al-Kadhim in Kadhimiya to commemorate his death anniversary. When the news had spread, armed members of 'popular committees? (militias) accompanying the pilgrims opened fire against residences in some Sunni districts surrounding Kadhimiya. Others took over Sunni m! osques in Sulaikh, Dola?I + Palestine Street + reprisals were reported from several areas of Baghdad. For some reason, Western news agencies have completely missed these serious developments, highly reminiscient of the confessional violence that followed the Samarra shrine attack, but both the Iraqi Al-Sharqiya and Baghdad satellite channels aired video footage of the clashes. The events were corroborated by dozens of eyewitness accounts. In the Dola?I neighbourhood, just south of Kadhimiya, gunmen occupied the Du?at Al-Islam mosque and kidnapped the Imam, Sheikh Hassan Ali Yassin + two guards who were in the mosque. Their battered corpses were found later. https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25972
Campaign for Accountability for U.S./Israeli War Crimes
30.Aug.2006 the International Action Center will launch a major campaign to require accountability by the United States and Israel for their wars of aggression and assaults on the equal sovereignty of nations, which are crimes against peace + their war crimes which include excessive force, indiscriminate bombing, targeting civilians and civilian facilities and collective punishments of entire populations. Reparations are required for more than a thousands deaths, many thousands of injures and an estimated $10 billion for destruction of civilian facilities in Lebanon in one month alone; and thousands of deaths and injuries in Palestine since the Oslo Accords, the systematic destruction of the government of Palestine, the kidnapping of half the cabinet and the speaker of the Palestinian Parliament, the assassination of leaders and indiscriminate killing of others + the destruction of the offices of President Arafat, the Foreign Ministry and civilian facilities t! hroughout Gaza and the West Bank. https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25975
Poll: Opposition to Iraq war at all-time high
CNN Opposition among Americans to the war in Iraq has reached a new high, with only about a third of respondents saying they favor it, according to a poll released Monday.
Just 35 % of 1,033 adults polled say they favor the war in Iraq; 61 % say they oppose it -- the highest opposition noted in any CNN poll since the conflict began more than three years ago. Despite the rising opposition to the war, President Bush said the U.S. will not withdraw from Iraq ! while he is president... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25973
Who Started Terrorism in the Arab-Israeli Conflict? - The Angry Arab News Service
17.Mar.1937 in Jaffa - Bombs in Cafes: first used by Zionists in Palestine.
20.Aug.19937-26.Sep.1937 -Bombs on Buses: first used by Zionists in Palestine.
06.Jul.1938 in Haifa -Bombs in Market Places: first used by Zionists.
22.Jul.1946 in Jerusalem -Bombing of Hotels: first used by Zionists.
01.Oct.1946 in Rome (against the British) -Bombing of Foreign Embassies: first used by Zionists.
31.Oct.1946 Mining of Ambulances: First used by Zionists on in Petah Tikvah... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25967
Bush Now Says What He Wouldn?t Say Before War: Iraq Had ?Nothing? To Do With 9/11
Think Progress President Bush was in the midst of explaining how the attacks of
11.Sep.2001 inspired his "freedom agenda" + the attacks on Iraq until a reporter, Ken Herman of Cox News, interrupted to ask what Iraq had to do with 9/11.
"Nothing," Bush defiantly answered. Watch it...https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25966
Losing its Morals + Marbles: Israel's Fight for Lebanon
Remi Kanazi If Hezbollah were a military, given Western standards, it would certainly be the most moral in the world.
During Israel's five week offensive, Hezbollah killed 118 Israeli soldiers + 41 Israeli civilians (18 of which were Israeli Palestinians).
Hezbollah killed three Israeli soldiers for every one Israeli civilian.
In contrast, Israeli forces killed more than 1000 Lebanese civilians during the onslaught (more bodies are expected to be discove! red during the current period of "calm").
Robert Fisk, based in Lebanon, reported, "They are digging them [Lebanese bodies] up by the hour."
Israeli forces killed 25 Lebanese civilians for every Israeli civilian killed by Hezbollah.
Israel claims it killed three to four hundred Hezbollah fighters during the 33 day war.
Hezbollah argues the number is much lower, but since the world maintains that Hezbollah is a "terrorist organization," Hezbollah's figure is swiftly rejected.
Supposing Israel's numbers are accurate, the state still killed roughly three Lebanese civilians for every one Hezbollah fighter... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25962
An outlaw state: Israel breaks ceasefire, threatens to assassinate Hezbollah leader
Patrick Martin Israeli forces on Saturday carried out a flagrant violation of the ceasefire along the Lebanon-Israel border, as dozens of military commandos attacked the village of Boudai, near Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley of eastern Lebanon. The raid was the first full-scale breach in the ceasefire between Israeli + Hezbollah forces in south Lebanon which took effect on Monday, 14.Aug.2006 .
Both Lebanese and United Nations officia! ls denounced the raid. Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora issued a press statement in Beirut calling the attack a "flagrant violation" of the UN ceasefire resolution, while UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said he was "deeply concerned about a violation by the Israeli side of the cessation of hostilities." https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25976
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 21 August 2006
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice ...
In a dispatch posted at 1:15pm Makkah time Monday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that gangs of Shi'i sectarians, including members of the Badr Brigades and Jaysh al-Mahdi militia, at that moment were attacking the predominantly Sunni district of al-A'zamiyah. Local residents of al-A'zamiyah were battling the attacking gangs near the Ra's al-Hawass Fu! el Station opposite the courthouse and around the cathedral Mosque of Abu Hanifah an-Nu'man and its adjoining madrasah (religious school). The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Shi'i sectarian gangs were being backed up by puppet "Iraqi National Guards." https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25974
Joseph Cannon, Cannonfire Just when it seemed Rove's status in the CIA leak case had gone the way of Florida's 2000 election results and bin Laden's whereabouts, Jason Leopold provides us with an updated refresher.
For those of you following this case, the only information the public has gained in the past several months, technically since Libby was indicted, has come from Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin of "my innocent client paid me in gold bricks" fame + Robert Novak, of "publish the CIA identity" fame. Like we should trust either one of these guys... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25977
Interview With Ray McGovern, Part 1
Dahr Jamail, t r u t h o u t | Perspective During the Veterans for Peace National Convention in Seattle, I conducted an interview with Ray McGovern. McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years + is co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). In this first installment of this short interview series for Truthout, I asked McGovern what he thought of the fact that Israel had been planning their attack on Lebanon for well over a year. Ray McGovern: The! most important thing, from our perspective, is to determine what role the US government played. It's very clear that the US government not only gave the green light to the Israelis, but actively encouraged them to do what they are doing now + then blocked diplomatic efforts to prevent them, to halt them, or to have an immediate cease-fire. That much is clear. You can even read Charles Krauthaumer, who says precisely that: that we are proud that we not only gave the permission, but we encouraged them to do precisely what they are doing... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25958
Four US servicemen killed in Iraq
Reuters The U.S. military said on Monday four U.S. servicemen had been killed in action in Iraq in the past 24 hours. Two Marines and a sailor were killed on Sunday in the western province of Anbar, where Sunni Arab insurgents are active, the military said in a statement. U.S. Navy medics serve with the Marines in the desert province... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25959
Bush Loses Lebanon at the Roulette Table
Ahmed Amr, www.dissidentvoice.org On the Arab Street, the United States is getting a well-deserved share of vilification for promoting the orgy of violence that has already claimed the lives of over a thousand Lebanese civilians. That figure might be no more than a statistic in America. But, because of extensive live coverage on satellite TV, millions of Arabs now have the ability to attend the funerals of many of the victims. Every casualty is seen as an individual tragedy more so when the funerary rituals are for a child. After weeks of exposure to the mutilated lifeless bodies dug up from the wreckage of south Lebanon, Arab audiences now get to witness what the victims looked like before some anonymous Israeli assassin pulled the execution switch from an air-conditioned plane financed with American tax dollars.... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25956
Pakistan's ISI assists Scotland Yard, while also supporting the terror network
MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY, Global Research According to The Senate Foreign Relations Committee (July 2004 Hearings), Pakistan's Military intelligence has played a key role in developing the Islamic terror network with financial assistance provided by Saudi Arabia. (Committee on Senate Foreign Relations, Hearings, July 14, 2004). More recently, The Nixon Center (July 2005) has confirmed that the ISI still supports the main Kashmiri Islamic gr! oups including Lashkar-e-Tiaba and Jaish-e-Muhammad. Recent Indian Press reports provide concrete evidence and details regarding the ISI's links to Lashkar e Taiba, which is suspected of having played a key role in the foiled UK terror plot:. Reports suggest that LeT operational commander had meetings with ISI's top brass... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25955
Are You Proud to be an American and a Supporter of Fascism?
"Confessions of an American Ex-Patriot, Revisited"
Dhane Blue It all began about a year ago. I had just finished watching the morning news over a cup of coffee + nothing felt quite right. Having dutifully pecked the cheek of my wife with a kiss, I stood beside my sporty new car with mug in hand. The engine was purring away before my drive to work + my favorite bumper sticker caught my eye. "Proud to be an American" it read. I paused for ! a moment, reflecting upon this. For some reason it just didn?t set well, like a lunch eaten too fast. On the way to the office I was at a loss to explain, in fact, why it began to seriously irritate me. I see statements like these on countless other cars every day + I wondered how many people think for themselves these days. Then the question arose?What are we so proud of? https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25954
Scientists suspect Israeli arms used in South contain radioactive matter
Mohammed Zaatari, Daily Star staff Mohammad Ali Qobeissi, a member of the National Council for Scientific Research, said on Sunday that a crater caused by an Israeli munition in Khiam contained "a high degree of unidentified radioactive materials." Qobeissi, along with Ibrahim Rashidi from the Faculty of Sciences at the Lebanese University, have inspected the crater - which is 3 meters deep and has a diameter of 10 meters - in the Jlahiyyeh ! quarter in Khiam, with a Geiger-Muller radioactivity counter and nuclear material detector. "
A team from the council will test a sample from the crater in order to find out what kinds of radioactive materials it contains," Qobeisi told The Daily Star... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25953
GI Special 4H21: Comment Unnecessary - 21.Aug.2006
Thomas F. Barton What prompted you to enlist in the military?
Well there were two things that really affected my decision to enlist. One was 9/11 + being a native New Yorker and seeing those people on that day. I didn?t know President Bush at the time. And he came on TV at one time and said, "Every man should do two years for his country." So I said, "You know what, the dude is right."
There was also no direction in my life. I didn?t want to do the college thing yet, I?d just finished high school + I didn?t know where to go. So I just checked army.com + put in my information. It just so happens that the week the recruiter called, I was going through a life crisis, if you want to call it that. So it was good timing on his part. https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25952
Bernard Lewis? Hidden Imam Campfire Story
Kurt Nimmo Be afraid, very afraid?and cash in your life insurance policy. "In Islam, as in Judaism and Christianity, there are certain beliefs concerning the cosmic struggle at the end of time?Gog and Magog, anti-Christ, Armageddon + for Shiite Muslims, the long awaited return of the Hidden Imam, ending in the final victory of the forces of good over evil, however these may be defined," warns neocon doyen and "Orientalist," Bernard Lewis, in the War Street, er Wall Str! eet Journal. "Mr. Ahmadinejad and his followers clearly believe that this time is now + that the terminal struggle has already begun and is indeed well advanced. It may even have a date, indicated by several references by the Iranian president to giving his final answer to the U.S. about nuclear development by Aug. 22. This was at first reported as "by the end of August," but Mr. Ahmadinejad's statement was more precise."
Naturally, since them Ay-rabs-er, Persians, not that most Americans can tell the difference-are crazy, hate our freedoms + want to convert every last human on the planet to Islam-or short of that, kill 'em all-
we need to make darn sure Iran does not get its hands on nukes + also confront Ahmadinejad over his desire to build up a stockpile of nukes, never mind there is no evidence of this.
But since when did the neocons ever need evidence? https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25978
23.Aug.2006 For instance, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, collaborating with British and later U.S. intelligence, challenged the secular government of the Wafd Party and, later, Nasser’s government. Even later, in Palestine, Hamas evolved from cells of the Muslim Brotherhood + this was supported by Israel as “a direct attempt to divide + dilute support for a strong, secular PLO,” according to a former senior CIA official cited by Richard Sale of UPI.
23.Aug.2006 Ralph Peters: Ethnic Cleansing as Benefaction By Administrator on Uncategorized
According to Ralph Peters, writing for the Armed Forces Journal, there is a “dirty little secret from 5,000 years of history: Ethnic cleansing works,” never mind this technique, offered by Peters as a panacea for ethnic division in the Middle East, falls under the definitions for genocide or crimes against humanity.
“While the Middle East has far more problems than dysfunctional borders alone—from cultural stagnation through scandalous inequality to deadly religious extremism—the greatest taboo in striving to understand the region’s comprehensive failure isn’t Islam but the awful-but-sacrosanct international boundaries worshipped by our own diplomats.” In order to address this “scandalous inequality” and realize “a more peaceful Middle East,” Peters proposes “borders re-imagined,” that is to say the forced migration of millions of people.
Said like a retired Lieutenant Colonel given to writing fiction. Peters’ fictional “characters are often presented as military mavericks who have the clairvoyance and courage to tackle problems others can’t or won’t,” according to a Wikipedia write-up. “His novels progressed from futuristic scenarios involving the Red Army to contemporary terrorism and failed state issues.”
If not for British and French colonialism, culminating in the secret 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement to partition the Middle East + the plot to hand a religiously charged bit of real estate over to conniving European Zionists, chances are good things would be different, even less culturally stagnate and rife with inequality, the defeated Ottoman Empire not withstanding.
23.Aug.2006 Neolib Vultures Perch Over Lebanon
23.Aug.2006 Discussion about 09/11/2001 Title: -
Was George Bush Sr.'s Carlyle Group Involved In 9/11?
22.Aug.2006 https://www.slate.com/id/2148197 What a Moronic Presidential Press Conference! It's clear Bush doesn't understand Iraq, or Lebanon, or Gaza, or … By Fred Kaplan
George W. Bush at a press conference
Among the many flabbergasting answers that President Bush gave at his press conference on Monday, this one—about Democrats who propose pulling out of Iraq—triggered the steepest jaw drop: "I would never question the patriotism of somebody who disagrees with me. This has nothing to do with patriotism. It has everything to do with understanding the world in which we live."
23.Aug.2006 Restarting the 34 Day War
Mike Whitney Israel is in a state of post-war trauma. Its 34 day pounding of Lebanon achieved none of the stated goals and has left the public furious at the incompetence of the Olmert government. 118 soldiers were killed in the conflict and Israel's celebrated "power of deterrents" has been smashed to smithereens. Nothing was gained. In the north, industry was brought to a complete standstill while the local people were shunted off to fallout shelters for weeks on end. What for? Hezbol! lah hasn?t been "disarmed" and the 2 captured Israeli soldiers haven?t been returned. The whole travesty was a dead loss. The war ended as abruptly as it started. It was suddenly called off when Olmert couldn't bear the rising death-toll, a fact that was not lost on Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah. Nasrallah said from the very beginning that the only way to beat Israel was by "killing soldiers and destroying weapons". Olmert's retreat just proves that that Nasrallah was right.... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25993
Terror Against Nature
American-Palestinian New Generation Emboldened by its uncriticised destruction of Gaza's electricity power plant in the first days of the assualt on Gaza, Israel almost immediately attacked Lebanese infrastructure including the airport, bridges, roads, powerplants + unbelievably, oceanside power station oil storage tanks in Jiyeh, about 19 miles south of Beirut on July 13-15, 2006. The intentional targeting of oil storage tanks and the implicit understanding of the devastation that the re! leased heavy fuel oil would inflict on the Mediterranean coast is entirely consistent with brazen statements by the Israeli throughout the war, boasting that they would set Lebanon back to pre-electricity days... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25981
"I Was a Propaganda Intern in Iraq" - Fmr. Lincoln Group Intern Describes Paying Iraqi Press to Plant Pro-American Articles Secretly Written by U.S. Military
Democracy Now! ...Well, I arrived in Baghdad airport and was taken to a villa in the Green Zone via Camp Victory. After about a week of twiddling my thumbs and not really doing a lot, I became rather impatient and emailed people back in D.C., saying, you know, "What am I doing here? I thought I was going to be doing some work." And within a day or two, I was! taken to lunch by another employee + he explained to me in detail what exactly it was the Lincoln Group was doing. And I was going to take over his position, because he was going on holiday, so -- on vacation, I should say. And what he was doing was receiving English-written articles by soldiers in a certain unit inside Camp Victory, the major U.S. base just south of Baghdad. He was choosing which of those articles would be published in Iraqi newspapers. He was sending them to Iraqi employees, getting them translated into Arabic, getting them okayed by the command back at Camp Victory and then having other Iraqi employees run them down to Iraqi newspapers, where they would pay editors, sub-editors, commissioning editors to run them as news stories in the Iraqi newspapers. And that was the role, you know, after about a week or ten days of me being there, that I took over... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25988
GI Special 4H21B: Prisoner Needs Your Action Now - 21.Aug.2006
Thomas F. Barton Stanley Howard, Organizer Of Prisoners Against The War, Needs Your Help
During the fall of 2005, acting inside Statesville Prison in Joliet, Illinois, Stanley Howard brought together a group of inmates to found Prisoners Against The War, the first such organization in U.S. history. [The original announcement is reproduced inside.]
This is an appeal to bring pressure to get him out of prison.
In September his case goes before the governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, who has the power to order his release.
The deadline for getting in the petition and letters is on 21.Sep.2006 . https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25990
Hezbollah Singes Samson's Locks
K Gajendra Singh Writing in 'Foreign Policy In Focus', Prof Stephen Zunes said " The Bush administration and an overwhelming bipartisan majority of Congress have gone on record defending Israel's assault on Lebanon's civilian infrastructure as a means of attacking Hezbollah "terrorists." Unlike the major Palestinian Islamist groups, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah forces haven't killed any Israeli civilians for more than a decade. Indeed, a 2002 Congressional Research Service r! eport noted, in its analysis of Hezbollah, that "no major terrorist attacks have been attributed to it since 1994." The most recent State Department report on international terrorism also fails to note any acts of terrorism by Hezbollah since that time except for unsubstantiated claims that a Hezbollah member was a participant in a
00.Jun.1996 attack on the U.S. Air Force dormitory at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25987
Bush: 'We're not leaving so long as I'm president'
RAW STORY US President George W. Bush has announced that the United States will not be leaving Iraq during his presidency, RAW STORY has learned. "Either you say, 'Yes it's important we stay there and get it done,' or we leave," Bush argued. "We?re not leaving so long as I'm the president. That would be a huge mistake."
At a news conference today, Bush also conceded that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25984
Ralph Peters: Ethnic Cleansing as Benefaction
Kurt Nimmo According to Ralph Peters, writing for the Armed Forces Journal, there is a "dirty little secret from 5,000 years of history: Ethnic cleansing works," never mind this technique, offered by Peters as a panacea for ethnic division in the Middle East, falls under the definitions for genocide or crimes against humanity. "While the Middle East has far more problems than dysfunctional borders alone?from cultural stagnation through scandalous inequality to deadly ! religious extremism?the greatest taboo in striving to understand the region's comprehensive failure isn?t Islam but the awful-but-sacrosanct international boundaries worshipped by our own diplomats."
In order to address this "scandalous inequality" and realize "a more peaceful Middle East," Peters proposes "borders re-imagined," that is to say the forced migration of millions of people... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25983
The war that keeps on killing
Eli Stephens, Left I on the News Israel has broken the ceasefire once again, killing four Lebanese children and wounding 21 in the last few days. What, you haven't read about it? That's because these deaths were caused by weapons fired before the ceasefire went into effect: cluster bombs. According to the U.N., these weapons, not illegal per se but illegal when fired into urban areas as they were, were fired largely in the last few days of the war, as (+ these are my words, not the U.N.'s) Israel lashed out in vengeance to kill as many Lebanese as possible before it was forced to stop its deadly assault, at least temporarily... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25982
Fade to Black: Another Terror Plot Unravels
Chris Floyd Pakistanis find no evidence against 'terror mastermind? From the Daily Mail: Rashid Rauf, whose detention in Pakistan was the trigger for the arrest of 23 suspects in Britain, has been accused of taking orders from Al Qaeda's 'No3? in Afghanistan and sending money back to the UK to allow the alleged bombers to buy plane tickets. But after two weeks of interrogation, an inch-by-inch search of his house and analysis of his home computer, offic! ials are now saying that his extradition is 'a way down the track? if it happens at all. It comes amid wider suspicions that the plot may not have been as serious, or as far advanced, as the authorities initially claimed. Analysts suspect Pakistani authorities exaggerated Rauf's role to appear 'tough on terrorism? and impress Britain and America. A spokesman for Pakistan's Interior Ministry last night admitted that 'extradition at this time is not under consideration?. Wow, who would have thought it?
You mean there might be less than meets the eye about the Great London Bomb Plot, when
George W. Bush singlehandedly foiled the imminent death of thousands of people by using his super-president powers of warrantless wiretapping? https://www.uruknet.info/?p=25979
23.Aug.2006 Only 20% Of Britons Believe Blair On Terror Threats - Paul Joseph Watson- Neo-Fascists need to stage real attack to reclaim credibility and obedience
23.Aug.2006 Apocalypse Tomorrow: Neo-Cons Hype Y2K-Style Fearmongering - Paul Joseph Watson August 22nd said to be 'day of reckoning' for Ahmadinejad
23.Aug.2006 Nanotechnology policy game for public shows bias
Dietram Scheufele writes of an event at the U.K.’s Dana Centre — whose website says “The Dana Centre is sexing up science for the masses” — using a nanotechnology-based card game to get the general public thinking about nanotechnology. Dietram concludes: “Using ...
23.Aug.2006 VC funding for individual blogs? - DonDodge
Several high profile blogs have taken VC money recently. Om Malik, formerly of Business 2.0 and writer of Giga Om, has struck off on his own with VC money from a startup VC, True Ventures.
SoftBank Capital invested $5 million in HuffingtonPost.com, a blog written by Arianna Huffington. Hmmm...what ...
23.Aug.2006 Untangling Verizon's Doublespeak Explaining How New Fees Replace Old Fees - Mike
Verizon and the other telcos have a long history of misleading doublespeak when they try to explain their actions -- and we have yet another example today. Earlier, we mentioned how Verizon seemed to be taking its pricing cues from The Onion, with their decision to add in a new "supplier ...
23.Aug.2006 Ants found using jaw movements to ward off enemy
A species of tiny ants are found as having the fastest jaw movement among animals -- at speeds exceeding 75 miles per hour or in other words quicker than the blink of an eye.
23.Aug.2006 Terror suspects' deadline nears Police still holding 11 people over an alleged airline bomb plot are to decide whether to seek custody extensions.
23.Aug.2006 Iran offers West 'serious' talks Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani says his country is ready to start "serious talks" with world powers.
23.Aug.2006 Dalai Lama welcomed in Mongolia Thousands of Mongolians turn out to greet the Dalai Lama, despite Chinese anger over his visit.
23.Aug.2006 N Korea condemns US-South drills North Korea threatens to take pre-emptive action in response to US-South Korean military exercises.
23.Aug.2006 Saddam trial hears of gas attacks Witnesses at the genocide trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein describe chemical weapons attacks.
23.Aug.2006 Pakistan atomic expert has cancer Disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan has prostate cancer, says the Pakistan government.
23.Aug.2006 System 'failing children in care' The education system fails children in care and most leave with no qualifications, Barnardo's says.
23.Aug.2006 Maths genius declines top prize Grigory Perelman, the Russian who claims to have solved one of the hardest problems in mathematics, declines the prestigious Fields Medal.
23.Aug.2006 Airport rules 'costing musicians' UK security measures are having a "devastating impact" on travelling musicians, the BBC News website learns.
23.Aug.2006 NHS 'in illegal immigrants mess' The system to ensure illegal immigrants do not receive free NHS care is unworkable, doctors and lawyers say.
23.Aug.2006 Biobank set for national roll out The largest ever study into the genetic and environmental causes of disease is to be rolled out across the UK.
23.Aug.2006 Climate linked to plague increase A warmer and wetter world could lead to more outbreaks of the deadly bubonic plague, a study suggests.
23.Aug.2006 Cooling 'relieves chronic pain' Chemicals that prompt feelings of coolness can relieve chronic pain, a study on rats suggests.
23.Aug.2006 Early schizophrenia clue is found The level of glucose in the brain and spinal fluid could be an early diagnosis for schizophrenia, scientists claim.
23.Aug.2006 Smoking cut from TV cartoons Children's channel Boomerang remove smoking from Tom and Jerry cartoons following a viewer complaint.
23.Aug.2006 Thomson Financial: Who needs human reporters? Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described what Thomson's automated reporting system can produce.
23.Aug.2006 DIY Nuke Detector Patrols SF Bay Volunteer researchers develop a mobile radiation scanner that can pick out a nuclear bomb in a container ship at sea. Mark Rutherford reports from San Francisco.
23.Aug.2006 IPod Factories: No Unions Apple's investigation of its Chinese iPod factories isn't a whitewash, but the most important issue isn't even mentioned: the ability of workers to organize.
23.Aug.2006 Bob Dylan: Technology Sucks The iconic rocker says the music industry has no right to bitch about piracy when its modern recording technology only screws up good music anyway.
23.Aug.2006 Quattrone Beats the Rap Two trials (and one conviction) later, the slate is wiped clean for the former dot-com investment banker accused of impeding federal investigations into his business practices.
Not only does Frank Quattrone get off scot free, he is free to resume his career with no restrictions.
23.Aug.2006 Russian: 'Nyet' to Math Prize Saying he feels disconnected from his mathematics colleagues and has no desire to be anybody's "figurehead," a reclusive Russian turns down math's equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
23.Aug.2006 Perpetual Motion Claim Probed History offers a discouraging guide for an Irish company hoping to demonstrate an exception to the first law of thermodynamics.
Can cleverly positioned magnets create more than hot air?
23.Aug.2006 World's Largest Medical Experiment - Zonk 103 - eldavojohn writes
"Recently in the UK, a Biobank project has been rolled out to 'unpick' the genetic basis of diseases such as cancer on half a million volunteers. This is based on the success of a three-month pilot phase conducted on 3,800 participants. From the article: 'Over the next four years, blood and urine samples will be collected from volunteers aged 40 to 69, to help scientists unravel the genetic foundations of common diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, dementia and joint problems. If you live in the UK, agreeing to this survey may involve a little more than you would expect."
23.Aug.2006 E-Passport In the Works - Zonk 273 - ExE122 writes
"In an attempt to curb falsification of passports, the United States has placed an order for millions of embedded ID chips. 'The chips carry an encrypted digital photograph of the passport holder. The chip is designed to be read by a special device that will be used by U.S. government workers who check passports when travelers come through border crossings. The State Department began issuing what are being called e-passports to tourists last week and will gradually increase production. State Department spokeswoman Janelle Hironimus said existing passports will remain valid until they expire but, eventually, all U.S. passports — about 13 million will be issued 00.000.2006 — will contain such chips.'"
23.Aug.2006 Execs at AOL Approved Release of Private Data? - Zonk 147 - reporter writes
"The New York Times has published a report providing further details about the release of private AOL search queries to the public. According to the report: 'Dr. Jensen, who said he had worked closely with Mr. Chowdhury on projects for AOL's search team, also said he had been told that the posting of the data had been approved by all appropriate executives at AOL, including Ms. [Maureen] Govern.' The report also identifies the other two people whom AOL management fired: they are Abdur Chowdhury and his immediate supervisor.
Chowdhury is the employee who did the actual public distribution of the private search queries. He, apparently, has retained a lawyer."
23.Aug.2006 Thomson Financial: Who needs human reporters? Business news provider is breaking ground by turning to computers to write business stories. Thomson plans to expand PC's role as journalist.
“The CIA recruited and trained the jihadists” Center for Research on Globalization
21.Aug.2006 Muslim fighters recruited by the CIA to fight against the Soviets in Afghanistan were used successively in Yugoslavia and Chechnya, still supported by the CIA ... THE PROOF IS IN THE DOCUMENTS: THE CIA WAS INVOLVED IN THE COUP ... From the Wilderness
21.Aug.2006 August 21st 2006, 2:05[PST] - On Friday, the Venezuelan government arrested four Americans suspected of spying against the Chavez government (see today's FTW ... The CIA-Contra-Crack Connection, 10 Years Later Dissident Voice
21.Aug.2006 Titled "Dark Alliance," the headline ran beneath the provocative image of a man smoking crack - superimposed on the offi CIA l seal of the CIA. The amazing Wikis GCN.com
21.Aug.2006 ... Workshop, D. Calvin Andrus, the chief technology officer for the Central Intelligence Agency 's Center for Mission Innovation, said the CIA has recently begun... Iran's Ambitions: It's Not the Nuclear Weapons ePluribus Media 21.Aug.2006 ... top tier global powers are the world's three largest economies (as identified in purchasing power parity Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the CIA World Factbook.
DC sycophants telling them what they wish to believe are always ... VHeadline.com
21.Aug.2006 He, after 32 years of faithful service in the Central Intelligence Agency is the latest ...
Ever since those days the CIA + its corporate-mafia masters have been ... CIA worker guilty Vive Le Canada
20.Aug.2006 A former CIA contractor has been found guilty of assaulting an Afghan prisoner, Abdul Wali, who later died. David Passaro, 40, is ... CIA Announces New Mission in Venezuela and Cuba Venezuelanalysis.com
18.Aug.2006 John Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence for the USA, announced, the creation of a new spe CIA l CIA mission to ... Jet used by Crist, supporters has unusual history Sarasota Herald-Tribune
20.Aug.2006 The private jet used by Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist this weekend for a tour of the state has ties to the CIA and the war on terror. ... MI6 base above a LINGERIE shop Sunday People
20.Aug.2006 The revelation about the New York-based Spies appears on a maverick intelligence website hated by Mi6 + CIA because of its accuracy. ... Counterintelligence in a Dangerous World The Common Voice
20.Aug.2006 ... information held by US industry.
The CIA is responsible for coordinating US counterintelligence activities abroad.
Each of the military ... Crying Wolf: Terror Alerts based on Fabricated Intelligence Center for Research on Globalization
20.Aug.2006 ... sheets + gas-masks. "According to offi CIA ls, the FBI + the CIA are pointing fingers at each other.
An FBI spokesperson told ... Ex-Cheney Aide Denied Access to Documents in His Defense Case KXTV
20.Aug.2006 He allegedly lied about how he learned the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, as. well as what he told reporters about her. ... Supreme Court Strikes Fear Village Voice
20.Aug.2006 ... so dangerous."
As Fidell also told the Asso CIA ted Press, the intent is "not just protection of [high-level] political appointees but also CIA personnel who led ... CIA allegedly abducted Muslims in Austria Independent Online
20.Aug.2006 Austria -
The CIA abducted at least two Muslims residents in Austria, including ... Abu Omar, who was allegedly kidnapped by the Central Intelligence Agency in the ... Statement to the CIA Workforce by Director Hayden NewsBlaze 20.Aug.2006 A federal jury in Raleigh, North Carolina, today reached a guilty verdict in the case of David Passaro, a former CIA contractor who was charged with assault in ... CIA allegedly kidnapped two Muslims in Austria Peninsula On-line
20.Aug.2006 vienna • The CIA kidnapped at least two Muslims resident in Austria ... known as Abu Omar, who was allegedly kidnapped by the Central Intelligence Agency in the ... Former MI6 spy joins Armor Group to hunt down new business Independent
20.Aug.2006 In an unrelated spy connection, Armor's chief operating officer stepped down earlier this year in order to return to the CIA to become its deputy director ...
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The CIA 'old guard' goes to war with Bush By Phillip Sherwell in Washington
A powerful "old guard" faction in the Central Intelligence Agency has launched an unprecedented campaign to undermine the Bush administration with a battery of damaging leaks and briefings about Iraq.
The White House is incensed by the increasingly public sniping from some senior intelligence officers who, it believes,
are conducting a partisan operation to swing the election on November 2 in favour of John Kerry, the Democratic candidate + against George W Bush.
Jim Pavitt, a 31-year CIA veteran who retired as a departmental chief in August, said that he cannot recall a time of such "viciousness + vindictiveness" in a battle between the White House + the agency.
John Roberts, a conservative security analyst, commented bluntly: "When the President cannot trust his own CIA, the nation faces dire consequences."
00.000.1961 -since the hopelessly botched Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba by CIA- sponsored exiles under President John F Kennedy-Relations between the White House +
the agency are widely regarded as being at their lowest ebb .
There is anger within the CIA that it has taken all the blame for the failings of pre-war intelligence on Saddam Hussein's weapons programmes.
Former senior CIA officials argue that so-called "neo- conservative" hawks such as the vice president, Dick Cheney, the secretary of defence, Donald Rumsfeld + his number three at the defence department, Douglas Feith, have prompted the ill-feeling by demanding "politically acceptable" results from the agency and rejecting conclusions they did not like.
Yet Colin Powell, the less hardline secretary of state, has also been scathing in his criticism of pre-war intelligence briefings.
The leaks are also a shot across the bows of Porter Goss, the agency's new director + a former Republican congressman.
He takes over with orders from the White House to end the in-fighting + revamp the troubled spy agency as part of a radical overhaul of the American intelligence world.
Bill Harlow, the former CIA spokesman who left with the former director George Tenet in July, acknowledged that there had been leaks from within the agency. "The intelligence community has been made the scapegoat for all the failings over Iraq," he said. "It deserves some of the blame, but not all of it. People are chafing at that + that's the background to these leaks."
Fighting to defend their patch ahead of the future review, anti-Bush CIA operatives have ensured that Iraq remains high on the election campaign agenda long after Republican strategists such as Karl Rove, the President's closest adviser, had hoped that it would fade from the front pages
Scientists solve cocktail party problem United Press International
22.Aug.2006 (UPI) US scientists have solved the so-called "cocktail party problem" faced by the CIA + others: how to separate the many voices heard at such a ... Fox goes undercover with "Bait" pilot Reuters
22.Aug.2006 Meanwhile, ABC has ordered a script for "Class 11," a September 11-themed drama based on TJ Waters' upcoming book "Class 11:
Inside the CIA 's First Post-9/11 ... Terminating the Politics and Irrelevance of Intelligence Analysis The Common Voice
22.Aug.2006 To the contrary, the CIA in particular needs to place much more emphasis on formal management + leadership training as well as demonstrated competence as a ...
Bush-0" target=_blank>Bush's informality + regular abuses of power to become his habit Pravda
22.Aug.2006 + actually there are some reasons for it, among which are the following: war in Iraq, secret CIA prisons, eavesdropping, Katrina response + some other. Calendar studied in CIA leak case Houston Chronicle
21.Aug.2006 ... Post reporter Bob Woodward in mid-June 2003, the same time the reporter has testified an administration offi CIA l talked to him about CIA employee Valerie Plame
The SWIFT-CIA Program: The Tempest or Much Ado About Nothing Zone-H
21.Aug.2006 ... newspapers revealed that the Belgium-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Finan CIA l Telecommunication, better known as SWIFT, has provided the CIA with data ...
23.Aug.2006 CIA secret banking probe 'broke EU law' Unison.ie
22.Aug.2006 A SECRET arrangement which passed confidential information about Irish banking transactions to the CIA appears to be "on the face of it" in breach of European ... The CIA torture loophole Salt Lake Tribune
22.Aug.2006 I sat in a federal courthouse in Raleigh, NC, for three days watching the trial of CIA contractor David A. Passaro, the first and, so far, only individual ... Uncle CIA Wants YOU Hartford Courant
22.Aug.2006 Writer. About two years ago, President Bush issued a directive to the CIA ; today, we have a cartoon dragonfly flying around on TV. ...
23.Aug.2006 Iran Offers Talks but Few Concessions
23.Aug.2006 Iran said today that it was prepared to enter "serious talks" over its nuclear program, even as it refused to suspend enrichment of uranium.
23.Aug.2006 British Plot Suspects Are Arraigned in Court Eleven suspects who were arrested in connection with a terrorist plot appeared in court for the first time today.
23.Aug.2006 Kurds Describe Chemical Attacks at Hussein Trial The genocide trial of Saddam Hussein heard testimony describing bombing + poison gas attacks 00.000.1987.
23.Aug.2006 Israeli Official Is Under Investigation The investigation of President Moshe Katsav comes at a time of multiple controversies for the Israeli government.
23.Aug.2006 New Pakistani Terror Plot Foiled, Indian Police Say The Indian police said today that they had shot and killed a Pakistani terrorist on Monday night.
23.Aug.2006 Wann ist ein Beweis ein Beweis? (Forschung · Technik, NZZ Online)
Damit erhielte der Beweis, an dem der russische Mathematiker Grigory Perelman acht Jahre lang gearbeitet hatte, nach drei Jahren endlich den offiziellen ... www.nzz.ch/2006/06/21/ft/articleE73WD.html
23.Aug.2006 Google Answers: Arabs + Jews - for a Shared Humanity -I am interested in compiling 100 deep links to pages in which an Arab or a Jew ... il/ Co-directors: Yehezkel Landau Michail Fanous, Palestinian Christian + on ... answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=142058
Molly Ivins: Let the Truth-Telling Begin Truthdig Bush's un-lies CNN
22.Aug.2006 Royal Masset, a Texas Republican political consultant who has been accused of being less than brilliant, recently had this to say about Karl Rove : "I think we ... Indictment Still Sealed, Fitzgerald Still Busy Scoop.co.nz (press release)
21.Aug.2006 CIA leak case between May 10 and May 17 - right around the time that Truthout reported, based on sources close to the investigation, that Karl Rove had been ... Karl Rove fixes his focus USA Today
20.Aug.2006 WASHINGTON — Karl Rove was waiting for the Southwest airlines flight to New Hampshire to take off in June when his attorney sent him a four-word message on ...
War of words bears the imprint of Karl Rove Pioneer Press
20.Aug.2006 ... or to search verbally for more clarity than his handlers can get on a three-by-five card for him, it is difficult not to suspect Karl Rove 's puppeteer's hand ... Code Pink Protest Ends In Arrest CBS 42
20.Aug.2006 ... dozen war protestors created a bit of a ruckus at the Renaissance Austin hotel Saturday night during a fundraiser featuring presidential advisor Karl Rove . ... After a series of setbacks, Bush tries a more thoughtful approach U.S. News & World Report
20.Aug.2006 But President Bush now wants it known that he is a man of letters.
In fact, Bush has entered a book-reading competition with Karl Rove, his political adviser. ... the has-been The Best Congress $13.57 Can Buy Slate
20.Aug.2006 Tom DeLay is still secretly running the House of Representatives from a bunker in Sugar Land, Texas; Bob Woodward is wrong - Karl Rove was Deep ... Fermez la Bush. Slate
18.Aug.2006 Karl Rove, a Norwegian holdout in a bastion of Franks, knows he can't sell his party down on the farm after they've gone Paris. ... As terrorist plots thicken, interest gets thinned out Chicago Tribune
17.Aug.2006 Why? This Karl Rove tactic is getting quite threadbare, in fact + so much so that it is getting dangerously close to comedy. ... Bush's (Possible) Five-Point Iraq Exit Strategy AlterNet
17.Aug.2006 For the time being, as Dick Cheney derides Ned Lamont voters as terror enablers + Karl Rove claims that Democrats "ignore the difficulties + walk away ... Kerry slams Lieberman by name Chicago Tribune
17.Aug.2006 George W. Bush + Dick Cheney + Karl Rove should know better, but it's no surprise they don't. For almost five years now, every time they've got their backs to ... Karl Called Huffington Post
15.Aug.2006 When the book "Bush's Brain" was published, my co-author Wayne Slater and I assumed we were done with Karl Rove . We had exercised ... No shortage of fear Columbus Free Press
15.Aug.2006 But four days later, the president's closest political advisor, Karl Rove, told the winter meeting of the Republic National Committee in Austin, Texas, to ... We need strong leadership now News-Leader.com
15.Aug.2006 The GWB we thought we had was an image put together by Karl Rove . ... other. Let's not be fooled again by what Karl Rove is selling. ... Exploiting terrorism issue Rutland Herald
15.Aug.2006 ... for Bush's war. Karl Rove is attempting to play the "terror" card to scare people into voting Republican once again. We're supposed ... James Moore: Karl Called Yahoo! News
15.Aug.2006 When the book "Bush's Brain" was published, my co-author Wayne Slater + I assumed we were done with Karl Rove.
We had exercised... The Rovian Political Ploy and Why It Will No Longer Oppress ... OpEdNews
13.Aug.2006 No, the GOP is staring at real problems with their record + when that happens, it is time for the ole Karl Rove two-step. ... Jane Hamsher: Karl Rove and Joe Lieberman: BFFs Yahoo! News
12.Aug.2006 ... + against all evidence to the contrary, a Lamont win is attributable to angry blosopheric hippies + it's accepted as CW that Karl Rove will happily run on ... Dean Rallies Democrats In San Francisco CBS 5
12.Aug.2006 Dean said, "The president + his team out there - Karl Rove + all his folks - they're tring to scare people again. Joe Lieberman, Putting Self before Country, State + Party OpEdNews
12.Aug.2006 ... the entire nation. The rumor this past week was that Karl Rove reached out to Lieberman to help him get re-elected. If you heard ... Playing Politics with Our Lives Huffington Post
11.Aug.2006 Then on Tuesday, Karl Rove calls the pro-war candidate on the Connecticut ticket, Joe Lieberman, after his stellar + world-watched loss to an anti-war ... "Vets for Freedom" Fight for Rove + Lieberman Center for Media and Democracy
11.Aug.2006 ... terror. White House strategist Karl Rove has made clear his strategy for Republican victory in November is to run on the war in Iraq.
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Bush aide accused of CIA leak
01.Oct.2003 Julian Borger, The Guardian President George Bush's closest political adviser, Karl Rove, was yesterday at the centre of a criminal investigation into allegations that he leaked the name of a CIA agent in an attempt to suppress criticism of the administration's Iraq policy, in what is fast becoming the administration's worst scandal since coming to office.
The White House fended off calls for an independent inquiry but urged its staff yesterday to cooperate with a jus tice department investigation.
Over the next few days, FBI agents will question Washington journalists and administration officials about claims that Mr Rove and others in the White House deliberately blew the cover of Valerie Plame, a CIA expert on weapons of mass destruction.
1/03 Why Are These Men Laughing? [Esquire]
11/1/02 Exposing Karl Rove by WAYNE MADSEN
4/1/01 Bush Administration Tobacco Industry Ties [CorpWatch]
00.000.1991-00.000.1996 Karl Rove worked as a political consultant for Philip Morris
is a key Bush advisor.
"I believe Karl is Bush .
They’re not separate, each of them freestanding, with distinct agendas, as some people say.
Karl thinks X. Bush thinks X.
Clearly, it’s a very complicated relationship." William Kristol
21.Aug.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Of course, Plame + her husband, Joe Wilson, have filed a lawsuit against Rove, Cheney, Libby + unnamed others, but
that is somewhat of a side issue, though the overlap will make for fascinating revelations.
The latest on the lawsuit includes the fact that Plame/Wilson have added another attorney to their team who has pointed out that Cheney may have a hard time using Constitutional immunity to wiggle out of the suit, as they plan to use the Supreme Court decision against Clinton in the Paula Jones case. Poetic (in)justice, eh (I never thought that ruling made any sense)?
And then there's the fact that Cheney has lawyered up, likely his best move since resigning from Halliburton.
21.Aug.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ the only information the public has gained in the past several months, technically since Libby was indicted, has come from Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin of "my innocent client paid me in gold bricks" fame + Robert Novak, of "publish the CIA identity" fame. Like we should trust either one of these guys.
21.Aug.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Rove Revisited - dr. elsewhere here
Just when it seemed Rove's status in the CIA leak case had gone the way of Florida's 2000 election results + bin Laden's whereabouts, Jason Leopold provides us with an updated refresher.
22.Aug.2006 Iran Offers Talks but Few Concessions Iran said today that it was prepared to enter "serious talks" over its nuclear program, even as it refused to suspend enrichment of uranium. British Plot Suspects Are Arraigned in Court Eleven suspects who were arrested in connection with a terrorist plot appeared in court for the first time today. Kurds Describe Chemical Attacks at Hussein Trial The genocide trial of Saddam Hussein heard testimony describing bombing and poison gas attacks 00.000.1987.
Israeli Official Is Under Investigation The investigation of President Moshe Katsav comes at a time of multiple controversies for the Israeli government. New Pakistani Terror Plot Foiled, Indian Police Say
The Indian police said today that they had shot and killed a Pakistani terrorist on Monday night.
22.Aug.2006 Ausgezeichnet: Pilze statt Lorbeeren Der Mann, der sich all das ausdachte, Grigory Perelman, sagt darüber:
"Ich glaube kaum, dass irgendetwas von dem, was ich mitzuteilen habe, von öffentlichem ... www.welt.de/data/2006/08/22/1005805.html
Google Groups: soc.culture.polish Three years ago, a Russian mathematician by the name of Grigory Perelman in St. Petersburg announced that he had solved a famous + intractable ... groups.google.de/group/soc.culture.polish?lnk=gschg&hl=de
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Vieles deutet darauf hin, daß sie an einen rätselhaften Russen namens Grigory Perelman geht, einen Mann von rasputinähnlichem ... www.faz.net/s/Rub8A14B792989D48439CE9B70673D4C360/Tpl~Ecommon~SThemenseite.html 21.Aug.2006
Wunderwelt der Technik: Muezzin-Klingeltoene, magische Kueste + ... Grigory Perelman aurait résolu la conjecture...
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Hat nun der russische Mathematiker Grigory Perelman dieses Jahrhundert-Problem gelöst?
Auch wenn die Frage derzeit noch nicht endgültig beantwortet ist, ... www.math-inf.uni-greifswald.de/sonstiges/weihnachtskolloquium.html
20040908 Grigory Perelman könnte nun eine Million Dollar Preisgeld kassieren - aber er scheint nicht interessiert. 08.Sep.2004 Der Stanford-Mathematiker Keith Devlin ... alfatomega.com/20040908.html
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Woodward, Armitage and the Plame affair Here's a brief, late-breaking addendum to Dr. E's fine new piece on Plame (below): The Guardian reports on new evidence which pours some cement into the theory that Richard Armitage was Bob Woodward's secret source. Armitage has long topped the list of suspects; the best analysis of his role comes from emptywheel (here),
22.Aug.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Chemist Pat Grant and mettalurgist Erik Randich of Lawrence Livermore beg to differ: Randich's training as a metallurgist told him there was something wrong with this reasoning.
"I realized these people could put my sons in jail with bogus science," he said. "I thought I ought to do something about it."
By analyzing years of data kept by lead smelters, Randich found that batches are not unique + bullets from different batches of bullets poured months or years apart could have the same chemical signature. And bullets poured from the start of a batch could differ slightly, but measurably, from those at the end.
He has testified in about a dozen cases. Because of his work, courts now reject bullet-lead analysis and the FBI no longer uses it as evidence. The implications go beyond the JFK case.
22.Aug.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ The implications go beyond the JFK case. We must continually call into question the very nature of the evidence used in our courtrooms.
We must also continue to rewrite our history books. By the way -- Arlen Specter invented the single bullet theory. The past never dies, does it? Permalink
22.Aug.2006 HEADLINES Hallelujah! New Poll Shows Lamont In Toss-up with Lieberman. The Joementum is going backwards!
Other People Have Cleaned Up Bush's Messes His Whole Life: Now It's Iraq -- A BuzzFlash News Analysis
22.Aug.2006 What Happens When Republicans Try to Campaign on National Security: BuzzFlash's Response to a Ridiculous New GOP Attack Piece -- A BuzzFlash News Analysis
The 2007 "Peace Calendar." A Best-Seller Last Year (for 2006) on BuzzFlash.com.
22.Aug.2006 BuzzFlash is Not Making This Up. From U.S. News and World Report: "He loves to cuss, gets a jolly when a mountain biker wipes out trying to keep up with him + now we're learning that the first frat boy loves flatulence jokes. A top insider let that slip when explaining why President Bush is paranoid around women, always worried about his behavior. But he's still a funny, earthy guy who, for example, can't get enough of fart jokes." 8/23
22.Aug.2006 Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol continued to beat the war drums for a military strike against Iran. 8/23
Now He Tells Us: At Bizarre News Conference Where Bush Actually Blurts Out the Truth for a Change, Bush Admits Iraq War Had "Nothing" to Do with 9/11. Obviously, He Hasn't Told Dick Cheney Yet.
BuzzFlash is Not Making This Headline Up: "Bush says Iraq straining nation's psyche." Our Comment: If He Only a Had a Brain to Strain!
Opposition to Iraq war at all-time high.
"Opposition among Americans to the war in Iraq has reached a new high,
with only about a third of respondents saying they favor it, according to a poll released Monday." From CNN.
Connecticut Groups Push to Remove Lieberman From Ballot. By Forming an Independent Party Named After Himself, Lieberman is Not a Democrat Anymore. He Lost the Democratic Nomination for Senator, Remember.
Zakheim is a rabid Zionist, who carries an Israel passport and is considered to be one of the top members of the secretive Illuminati .
He predicts 9/11 + by sheer coincidence the Pentagon is hit by a remote controlled jet (Zakheim’s ‘ SPC ‘ corporation is the premier company in the field).
During his tenure as controller at the Pentagon from May 4, 2001 to March 10, 2004, over one trillion dollars was unaccounted for.
Military information is jeopardized, military contractors billed the US for Israeli items, $50 million fighter jets are classified as surplus and the list goes on and on. As the scandal of the missing trillion dollars surfaces the Rabbi quickly resigns. Comment by plunger — 21.Aug.2006 @ 3:04 pm
Zakheim also co-authored the Heritage Foundation’s infamous tract, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses,” in which the Bush Administration’s entire design for renewed global conquest was laid down a full year prior to 9-11. On page 63, the authors note that timely implementation of their ideas would require “some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor.”
see for yourself:
Dov S. Zakheim was sworn in as the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Defense on May 4, 2001.
Left the Bush Administration in mid-2004 for Booz Allen.
How Does Zakheim Fit In ?
You seem reasonably well informed about the details of 9/11…would you happen to have any other links to information about the remote-control capabilities of the 757s and 767s that I referenced here? I’m always on the lookout for more information.
Comment by TripMaster Monkey — 21.Aug.2006 @ 2:59 pm
# According to the US Government’s own website which is specifically designed to debunk conspiracy theories:
https://usinfo.state.gov/ media/ Archive/ 2005/ Jun/ 28-581634.html
With regard to the World Trade Center attacks, Mr. Meyssan ignores or dismisses the facts that:
“THE GOVERNMENT DECLARES):
“Boeing commercial aircraft can not be remotely controlled”
This assertion is false.
Dov Zakheim was the Pentagon’s comptroller + CFO during 9/11.
Over $2 trillion is unaccounted for during his tenure.
He was (is?) Corporate VP at System Planning Corporation, a major player in the “Homeland Security” industry.
One of the products that SysPlan sells is the Command Transmitter System, a remote control system for planes, boats, missiles and other vehicles2 .
It’s highly customable and configurable to interface with an almost limitless number of vehicle types.
The CTS is a tunable UHF FM transmitter designed for ground use in controlling guided missiles, pilotless aircraft and pilotless boats.
Many takeoff and lending tests were performed using this system on a commercial size Boeing aircraft under the supervision of Raytheon in the days prior to 9/11.
If the pilot is not in direct control and another mechanism is controlling (not just receiving passive signals or sensing) the craft, especially from GPS, it is effectively ‘remotely’ controlled.
The link between ground crews, GPS and aircraft have been established.
It’s not a cruise control and it’s not a radio controlled toy car.
We’re talking FULL avionics AND navigation from take-off to touch down controlled and guided by a known and documented satellite link.
“A fully integrated flight management computer system (FMCS) provides for automatic guidance and control of the 757-200 from immediately after takeoff to final approach and landing.
Linking together digital processors controlling navigation, guidance and engine thrust, the flight management system assures that the aircraft flies the most efficient route + flight profile for reduced fuel consumption, flight time + crew workload.
The precision of global positioning satellite (GPS) system navigation, automated air traffic control functions + advanced guidance + communications features are now available as part of the new Future Air Navigation System (FANS) flight management computer.”
This technology could effectively PREVENT the hijack of aircraft. Any deviation from the course would trigger the system + someone would know about it.
We’re working to verify if American Airlines does have this technology installed in any of its fleet. Suppose they do have this technology installed…
Why not key in a coordinate or code to have a hijacked aircraft automatically land at a predesignated, properly prepared airfield prepped for such eventualities.
I can only assume that our “planners” do indeed think in terms of hostile contingencies + have this scenario worked out.
This all begs the questions: why wasn’t this critical technology used, or was it abused? https://www.humanunderground.com/ 11september/ pent-feasible.html DOV ZAKHEIM:
22.Aug.2006 The Global Battle for Natural Resources: The global economy is booming + experts predict it will stay healthy. But competition for natural resources will change the balance of power among the world's nations as a new age of conflicts over energy begins.
22.Aug.2006 'Bomb plot' charges announced : Eleven of the 24 people arrested in connection with the alleged aircraft bomb plot are to face charges, the Crown Prosecution Service announced today.
22.Aug.2006 Police hit out at FBI over leaks : Anti-terror police in Britain have made an angry request to their US counterparts asking them to stop leaking details of this month's suspected bomb plot over fears that it could jeopardise the chances of a successful prosecution and hamper the gathering of evidence.
22.Aug.2006 Judge tosses one charge in Padilla "terror case": A federal judge on Monday threw out one count in the terror indictment against alleged al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla and his co-defendants, concluding that it improperly repeated other charges in the same document.
22.Aug.2006 CIA's secret UK bank trawl may be illegal : US effort to track jihadist money transfers faces inquiry over privacy
22.Aug.2006 Anger as 'mob' forces Muslim men off aircraft : The men were forced to leave the flight after fellow passengers wrongly suspected them of being terrorists. Several people on board flight ZB 613 from Malaga to Manchester demanded their removal.
22.Aug.2006 Peace Activist Forced to Change T-Shirt Bearing Arabic Script Before Boarding Plane at JFK: Iraqi blogger and activist Raed Jarrar was not allowed to board a flight at JFK airport because he was wearing a T-Shirt that said "We will not be silent" in English and Arabic.
22.Aug.2006 ‘Spot’ teams to spy on passengers: The “behaviour detection squads” will patrol terminals to monitor the gestures, conversations and facial expressions of passengers. One of their aims will be to spot those who may be concealing fear or anxiety.
22.Aug.2006 Air Marshals Across Country Warn Passengers Aren't Safe : Federal air marshals across the country are telling 7NEWS that airline passengers' safety has been compromised and managers lied to Congress to cover it up
Slightly racist?: Texas Sheriffs Say Terrorists Entering US from Mexico : The chief law enforcement officers of several Texas counties along the southern U.S. border warn that Arabic-speaking individuals are learning Spanish and integrating into Mexican culture before paying smugglers to sneak them into the United States.
22.Aug.2006 CIA allegedly abducted Muslims in Austria -at least two- Muslims residents in Austria, including one with links to a former imam in Italy who was similarly abducted, Profil magazine reported in its Monday edition.
22.Aug.2006 Senior IDF officers: Hezbollah hostilities liable to restart soon : Members of the Israel Defense Forces General Staff say that "round two" between Israel + Hezbollah could begin within months or even weeks, probably over the renewal of arms deliveries to the organization from Iran and Syria.
22.Aug.2006 Israeli Warplanes Roar Over Lebanon: Lebanon considers overflights a violation of the U.N. resolution that ended 34 days of fighting last week.
22.Aug.2006 Israel puts conditions on peacekeepers: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday that countries which don't have diplomatic relations with the Jewish state should not participate in the international peacekeeping force that will police a truce along the Lebanese border, his office said.
22.Aug.2006 Lebanon will suspend deployment : Defence Minister Elias Murr has warned that Lebanon would suspend the historic deployment of government troops to Hezbollah's longtime bastion in the south if Israel continued to breach a five-day-old truce.
22.Aug.2006 UNIFIL troops permitted to open fire on armed Hezbollah militants : United Nations troops in south Lebanon are authorized to open fire on armed Hezbollah men, a UN spokesman indicated Sunday evening.
22.Aug.2006 Remove Hezbollah from terror list: MPs: The Lebanese-based militant group Hezbollah should be removed from Canada's list of banned terrorist organizations, two Canadian MPs say.
22.Aug.2006 "Crimes against humanity.": A delegation of Canadian opposition parliamentarians toured the devastation of southern Lebanon yesterday and slammed Prime Minister Stephen Harper for supporting what two MPs called "crimes against humanity."
22.Aug.2006 Scientists suspect Israeli arms used in South contain radioactive matter: The National Council for Scientific Research, said on Sunday that a crater caused by an Israeli munition in Khiam contained "a high degree of unidentified radioactive materials.
22.Aug.2006 Arab League: Lift closure on Lebanon : The Arab League foreign ministers who met on Sunday evening for an emergency conference in Cairo decided to call on the United Nations Security Council to pressure Israel into lifting the aerial and naval closure on Lebanon.
22.Aug.2006 Noam Chomsky: UN Security Council acts within constraints set by great powers: UN Security Council Resolution 1701 came very late and posed a fragile ceasefire, yet there will be another war as long as the Bush-backed Israel has the pretext of "safer borders," and Bush himself is insisting on going further in his war against terrorism.
22.Aug.2006 US extends $9 billion credit line to Israel: Bush administration agrees to extend by three-year loan guarantees for Israel given to Israel 00.000.2003; Israel has used USD 4.9 billion of a total USD 9 billion.
The Bush administration has agreed to an Israel demand that a loan guarantee deal be extended by an additional three years, until 2011.
22.Aug.2006 Bush Pledges $230 Million in U.S. Aid to Lebanon : President Bush pledges the United States will increase its humanitarian and reconstruction aid to Lebanon to $230 million to help the country recover after weeks of fighting between Israel and Hezbollah.
22.Aug.2006 Lamont dines with deputy Israeli prime minister: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont attended a dinner in New York with Israel Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres on Friday night, Lamont's campaign said.
22.Aug.2006 Israel and the US are still focused on the wrong issues : Every major political issue - Lebanon, Iraq, radicalism - links back to the festering Israeli-Palestinian conflict
22.Aug.2006 25% of Palestinian MPs detained by Israel : Since June, Israel has arrested 49 senior Hamas officials, including the 33 parliamentarians, as an extra bargaining chip in the prisoner exchange negotiations, which are being conducted by Egyptian mediators.
22.Aug.2006 Iran Says It Won't Stop Enrichment: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday that Tehran will continue to pursue nuclear technology, despite a U.N. Security Council deadline to suspend uranium enrichment by the end of the month or face the threat of economic and diplomatic sanctions.
22.Aug.2006 MoD accused of covering up casualty rates: Defence chiefs have been accused of covering up the number of soldiers injured while fighting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.
22.Aug.2006 Bush Contemplates Rebirth of Dictatorship for Iraq : The Bush Administration may be looking for an Iraqi Stroessner, or another, more reliable Saddam.
22.Aug.2006 SAS men get £100,000 to bribe Iraqi fighters : BRITISH Army officers in Iraq are being handed stashes of up to £100,000 in cash for “operational expenses” without formal controls on how it is spent.
22.Aug.2006 In case you missed it: John Pilger: Sinister Events in a Cynical War: Here are questions that are not being asked about the latest twist of a cynical war.
Were explosives and a remote-control detonator found in the car of the two SAS special forces men "rescued" from prison in Basra on 19 September? If true, what were they planning to do with them?
22.Aug.2006 "I Was a Propaganda Intern in Iraq" : Fmr. Lincoln Group Intern Describes Paying Iraqi Press to Plant Pro-American Articles Secretly Written by U.S. Military
21.Aug.2006 How Washington Goaded Israel -By Stephen Zunes
There is increasing evidence that Israel instigated a disastrous war on Lebanon largely at the behest of the United States. Continue
22.Aug.2006 Uncomfortable Truths about Israel - By Larry C. Johnson
What would we be saying if Hizbullah kidnapped the Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and launched a daring raid inside Israel to disrupt a U.S. effort to resupply the Israeli Defense Force? We would be up in arms over their provocation and would be convening the UN Security Council to recommend new sanctions. Hell, we'd probably have the National Security Council in session and be ready to dispatch U.S. military forces to help Israel. Continue
22.Aug.2006 The New Arab World -The Arab nation has passed a threshold, a culture of resistance rising in unity - By Hana Abdul Ilah Al Bayaty
The project for a new Middle East was stillborn and is now buried. There is a democratic renaissance sweeping the Arab world that calls for independence, an Arab Palestine, unity, justice and democracy. It cannot be stopped. Continue
22.Aug.2006 NeoCons Are Busy Covering Their Asse(t)s -By Shelter from the Storm
If the Vice-President's relentless push for a new war against Iran succeeds + oil prices skyrocket to two or three times the previous record, with a resulting collapse of the $, it won't be the Cheneys who suffer. Continue
22.Aug.2006 U.S. government employs 7.7 million more people than does manufacturing -Paul Craig Roberts
It is unclear how much longer the world will trade Americans real goods for pieces of paper that the US economy cannot redeem with tradable goods and services. Continue
22.Aug.2006 Fade to Black: Another Terror Plot Unravels -By Chris Floyd
George W. Bush single handedly foiled the imminent death of thousands of people by using his super-president powers of warrantless wiretapping? (That is how the story is being pitched by Bush minions like the cadaverous Michael Chertoff and the chubby-cheeked enabler of torture Al Gonzales, right?) Continue
22.Aug.2006 British intelligence knew about the liquid explosives on airlines long before the actual raid - Who traded the airline stocks before and after and with information from whom?
Changing chairs on the Titanic: : Tories open nine-point lead as Labour drops to 19-year low : David Cameron is on course for a possible general election win, according to a Guardian/ICM poll published today that shows support for the Conservatives climbing to a lead that could give them a narrow majority in the Commons, while Labour has plunged to a 19-year low.
War is terror: Former Mossad boss steels West for 'third world war' : He argues that the threat of international terrorism is growing, leaving Western democracies no choice but to team up and aggressively root out terrorists wherever they can be found.
22.Aug.2006 Acknowledging an inability to defeat terrorism!: War on terror is a perpetual fight, says minister : A government minister today gave a stark warning that the "war on terror" was a war without end, telling a community meeting that the fight against extremists was likely to be "perpetual".
22.Aug.2006 Officials Seek Broader Access to Airline Passanger Data : The U.S. and European authorities, looking for more tools to detect terrorist plots, want to expand the screening of international airline passengers by digging deep into a vast repository of airline itineraries, personal information and payment data
22.Aug.2006 Video: They Want Your Soul: Most people think that blindly believing what out government tells us is patriotism.
22.Aug.2006 Calendars show Armitage met reporter: The No. 2 State Department official met with Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward
00.Jun.2003 -in mid- the same time the reporter has testified that an administration official talked to him about CIA employee Valerie Plame.
22.Aug.2006 Defaults rise in California: Foreclosure activity in California in the second quarter jumped by 67 % over the year-earlier period, according to figures released Monday
22.Aug.2006 Doubts about Karzai growing in Afghanistan : Corruption is so widespread, the government apparently so lethargic + the divide between rich and poor so great, that Karzai is losing public support, warn officials like Ahmad Fahim Hakim, vice chairman of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission.
22.Aug.2006 India: Armed men seen near Kakrapar atomic plant : Two armed men have been spotted in the vicinity of the Kakrapar Atomic Energy Centre near surat. The men reportedly entered the 1.6 kilometer high security exclusive zone between 3:00-4:00 pm today.
22.Aug.2006 Islamic militants backed by Pakistan's ISI trying to attack Indian nuclear plant ? : Kakrapar nuclear power station complex near Surat, India is under attck from Pakistani jihadists. Indian security forces are in hot pursuit of militants and ellite commandoes are in place to defend the nuke plant.
22.Aug.2006 Bill Quigley: New Orleans a Year After Katrina: Homeowners in Louisiana, have not yet received a single dollar of federal housing rebuilding assistance to rebuild their severely damaged houses back into homes.
22.Aug.2006 Cuba exports health : Some 14,000 Cuban doctors now give free treatment to Venezuela’s poor and 3,000 Cuban medical staff worked in the aftermath of last year’s Kashmir earthquake. Cuba has plans to heal those poorer than itself.
22.Aug.2006 Russia wipes $22bn off its debts: RUSSIA has finally paid off its Soviet-era debts to the Paris Club of wealthy nations in a dramatic display of the country’s new-found economic clout.
22.Aug.2006 Judge Taylor Makes It Clear: Bush Is a Criminal: Judge Taylor’s decision not only puts the Administration on notice. It puts Congress and all of us as citizens on notice: Bush is a law-breaker of the highest order.
22.Aug.2006 What the U.S. Government No Longer Wants You to Know about Nuclear Weapons During the Cold War: The Pentagon and the Energy Department have now stamped as national security secrets the long-public numbers of U.S. nuclear missiles during the Cold War
22.Aug.2006 The War Was Not Supposed to End This Way: Israel is not better off strategically than it was at the beginning of the war;
this in itself is a Hizballah victory.
Israel must prepare to win the next round decisively.
22.Aug.2006 Olmert, Minister in Clash Over Returning the Golan to Syria:
Dissent within Israel's war Cabinet appeared to spill into the open yesterday with the country's minister for internal security defying an order from Prime Minister Olmert and publicly saying that if Syria was interested, he would endorse negotiating the return of the Golan Heights to the Baathist regime in Damascus in exchange for peace.
22.Aug.2006 Olmert's coalition hit by row : Tensions flared after members of Olmert's top coalition partner, the left-leaning Labor party, balked at supporting a two billion shekel ($459 million) budget cut to cover military expenses and help northern Israel recover from the war.
22.Aug.2006 War pimp alert: Minister says Israel must be ready for any Iranian attack : A week after the end of the war with Hezbollah, Minister Rafi Eitan warned Tuesday that Israel should prepare for the possibility of a missile attack from Iran.
22.Aug.2006 Iran denies U.N. inspectors site access : Iran turned away U.N. inspectors from an underground site meant to shelter its uranium enrichment program from attack, diplomats said Monday, while the country's supreme leader insisted Tehran will not give up its contentious nuclear technology.
22.Aug.2006 Romanian oil rig occupied by Iranian troops: A Romanian oil rig off the coast of Iran came under fire Tuesday from an Iranian military warship and was later occupied by Iranian troops, a company spokesman said.
22.Aug.2006 Iran Official: Romania Rig Co Failed to Follow Contract : The Romanian operator of an oil platform offshore Iran which has been occupied by the Iranian military failed to follow contractual procedures, according to an Iranian official.
22.Aug.2006 U.S. resolution would disarm Hezbollah : The United States is planning to introduce a new U.N. resolution on disarming Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, but U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said Monday this should not hold up the quick deployment of U.N. peacekeepers.
22.Aug.2006 Marines to issue involuntary call-ups: Corps faces shortage of volunteers for deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan
22.Aug.2006 Bush: Iraq Had ‘Nothing’ To Do With 9/11: Bush Now Says What He Wouldn’t Say Before War. Watch it.
22.Aug.2006 7 Facts You Might Not Know about the Iraq War-By Michael Schwartz
Here, is a little guide to understanding what is likely to be a flood of new Iraqi developments -- a few enduring, but seldom commented upon, patterns central to the dynamics of the Iraq war, as well as to the fate of the American occupation and Iraqi society. Continue
Restarting the 34 Day War -By Mike Whitney
The penchant among the Israeli high-command for resolving political issues with brute force doesn't bode well for Lebanon. Israel wants to settle accounts with Nasrallah and reestablish its dominance in the region, but that can only be accomplished by dealing a knockout blow to Hezbollah. Continue
22.Aug.2006 Israel Must Win-By Gilad Atzmon
The IDF is a spoiled, confused and tired army that is specializing solely in terrorizing civilian populations while being engaged in constant tactical withdraw. This Israeli Army is not trained to win wars anymore. Instead, its tank battalions are mainly engaged in daily shelling of schools and hospitals. Continue
22.Aug.2006 Free in our Time… -By Bill Noxid
While we in this country are subjected to endless coverage of fake bomb plots and a ten year old dead white girl case, the 33 Day War has dramatically altered the Middle East and the World. The slaves of Lebanon took the full wrath of their master and did not blink. This is a powerful turning point in the balance of power and marks the beginning of the end of subjugation. Continue
Unlike the media pariahs who came after "Dark Alliance" -- most notably fabulists Stephen Glass of the New Republic and Jayson Blair of the New York Times -- Webb didn't invent facts. Contrary to the wholly discredited reporting on Iraq's nonexistent weapons of mass destruction by New York Times reporter Judith Miller, Webb was the only victim of his mistakes. Nobody else died because of his work + no one, either at the CIA or the Mercury News, is known to have lost so much as a paycheck. The editors involved with the story, including Managing Editor David Yarnold, survived the scandal to receive generous promotions.
Meanwhile, spurred on by Webb's story, the CIA conducted an internal investigation that acknowledged in March 1998 that the agency had covered up Contra drug trafficking for more than a decade. Although the Washington Post and New York Times covered the report -- which confirmed key chunks of Webb's allegations -- the L.A. Times ignored it for four months + largely portrayed it as disproving the "Dark Alliance" series. "We dropped the ball on that story," said Doyle McManus, the paper's Washington bureau chief, who helped supervise its response to "Dark Alliance." Unable to find suitable employment, a bewildered Webb left journalism, endured a difficult divorce and battled growing depression and financial despair. But even his suicide failed to dull the media's contempt for "Dark Alliance." The L.A. Times and the New York Times published brief obituaries dismissing Webb as the author of "discredited" stories linking the CIA to Southern California drug sales.
The three-part series by reporter Gary Webb linked the CIA + Nicaragua's Contras to i
00.000.1980 -s.the crack cocaine epidemic that ripped through South Los Angeles.
Most of the nation's elite newspapers at first ignored the story. A public uproar, especially among urban African Americans, forced them to respond.
What followed was one of the most bizarre, unseemly + ultimately tragic scandals in the annals of American journalism, one in which top news organizations closed ranks to debunk claims Webb never made, ridicule assertions that turned out to be true and ignore corroborating evidence when it came to light.
00.Dec.2004 The whole shameful cycle was repeated when Webb committed suicide .
Many reporters besides Webb had sought to uncover the rumored connection between the CIA's anti-communism efforts in Central America and drug trafficking.
"Dark Alliance" documented the first solid link between the agency + drug deals inside the U.S. by profiling the relationship between two Nicaraguan Contra sympathizers + narcotics suppliers, Danilo Blandon + Norwin Meneses + L.A.'s biggest crack dealer, "Freeway" Ricky Ross.
One to five bullets
"We don't know if there were two bullets," said Randich. "There could have been two bullets, but the lead composition data shows there could be anywhere from one to five bullets."
Randich's training as a metallurgist told him there was something wrong with this reasoning.
"I realized these people could put my sons in jail with bogus science," he said. "I thought I ought to do something about it."
By analyzing years of data kept by lead smelters, Randich found that batches are not unique + bullets from different batches of bullets poured months or years apart could have the same chemical signature. And bullets poured from the start of a batch could differ slightly, but measurably, from those at the end.
00.000.1979 Based on evidence including the bullet lead, the committee concluded that both shots had come from Oswald's gun.
They did not, however, rule out the possibility of a conspiracy.
In fact, they strongly suspected a second shooter was present that day, but based on Guinn's data, any second shooter had missed the target.
Or maybe not.
"It turns out that if you really analyze the results correctly, then the results are wrong," said Grant.
00.000.1976, the U.S. House of Representatives formed an assassination committee to investigate the deaths of JFK + Martin Luther King Jr.
The move was largely a response to hundreds of books, documentaries + magazine pieces questioning the government's version of the JFK assassination,
as well as public outcry following the first airing of Abraham Zapruder's home movie of the assassination on the television show, "Good Night America."
The injuries to Kennedy's neck and to Connally happened within a split second of each other.
So either the injuries to both men came from a single bullet from Oswald or from at least two bullets from more than one shooter.
Oswald's rifle couldn't have fired two shots in such rapid succession.
So in order for Oswald to be the lone gunman, it had to be a single bullet.
Skeptics and believers alike say the bullets amount to the most important piece of physical evidence for the single-bullet theory.
Throwing it out is like removing a leg from a four-legged table.
"Warren Commission defenders consider this evidence central to the single-bullet theory," Aguilar said.
But Grant + Randich say the bullet lead analysis was faulty.
Both Randich + Grant are forensic scientists at Livermore Lab but researched the JFK case on their own time.
Their work is the latest chapter in an ongoing saga.
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Nice part: "We don't know if there were two bullets," said Randich. "There could have been two bullets, but the lead composition data shows there could be anywhere from one to five bullets." Excellent in-depth article.
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07.06.2006 Simuliertes Universum: Dunkle Materie formte Struktur im All https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltraum/0,1518,420063,00.html
07.02.2006 Geheimnisvoller Stoff: Erste Eckdaten der dunklen Materie gefunden https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltraum/0,1518,399385,00.html
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20.04.2005Ausdehnung des Alls: Raumzeit- Wellen provozieren Forscher https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltraum/0,1518,347742,00.html
Zum Thema im Internet: Beweis für die Existenz dunkler Materie:Fachartikel von Clowe et al. https://de.arxiv.org/abs/astro- ph/0608407
Lediglich Hinweise auf einige physikalische Eckdaten der dunklen Materie wurden bisher gefunden.
Clowe aber, dessen Team seine Ergebnisse demnächst im Fachblatt "Astrophysical Journal Letters" veröffentlicht, ist optimistisch:
"Wir haben das Schlupfloch bei der Gravitation geschlossen + wir sind kürzer denn je davor, diese unsichtbare Materie zu sehen."
Die sicht- und messbare Materie ist aktuellen Theorien zufolge nur die Schaumkrone auf einer viel größeren, mysteriösen Melange: dunkler Energie, die rund 75 Prozent des Universums ausmacht + dunkler Materie, deren Anteil bei 20 Prozent der Gesamtmasse des Alls liegt. Nur der kleine Rest von rund fünf Prozent besteht demnach aus normaler Materie.
Die Wissenschaftler um Sheila Patek von der University of California in Berkeley haben in Costa Rica Schnappkieferameisen gesammelt und dann im Labor zu den sportlichen Höchstleistungen angetrieben. Bei den Weitsprüngen lag der Rekord bei rund 40 Zentimetern, beim besten Hochsprung hätte man die Latte bei acht Zentimetern anlegen können, schreiben die Wissenschaftler im Fachblatt "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences". 40 Zentimeter entsprechen etwa der 36-fachen Körperlänge der Ameise. Wollte ein 1,75 Meter großer Mensch Ähnliches vollbringen, müsste er mehr als 64 Meter weit fliegen.
arxiv.org : Perelmans Beweis der Poincaré- Vermutung https://arxiv.org/find/grp_q- bio,grp_cs,grp_physics,grp_math,grp_nlin/1/au:+AND+perelman+grisha/0/1/0/all/0/1
Kommentare und Notizen der Mathematikergemeinde zu Perelmans Beweis https://www.math.lsa.umich.edu/~lott/ricciflow/perelman.html
"Perelman hat die Fields-Medaille abgelehnt, weil er sich von der Gemeinschaft der Mathematiker isoliert fühlt", sagte der Präsident der Internationalen Mathematischen Union, John Ball.
"Er hat eine etwas eigene Psychologie, aber das macht ihn auch interessant. Ich fürchte aber nicht um seine geistige Gesundheit." Perelman wolle nicht das "Aushängeschild der Mathematik" sein.
für richtig befunden.
"Wir haben keine ernsthaften Probleme entdeckt, also Probleme, die nicht mithilfe der Methoden korrigiert werden können, die Perelman genutzt hat", schreiben beispielsweise die Mathematiker Bruce Kleiner + sein Kollege John Lott, Professor an der University of Michigan. Beide haben auf einer eigens für Perelman eingerichteten Webseite Kommentare und Einschätzungen gesammelt.
"Perelman fühlt sich isoliert"
00.000.1904 hatte Henri Poincaré die Frage gestellt, anhand welcher Kriterien man erkennt, ob ein dreidimensionaler Raum eine Sphäre ist.
Als dreidimensionale Sphäre definieren Mathematiker den Rand einer vierdimensionalen Kugel - analog zur zweidimensionalen Sphäre, die als Rand einer dreidimensionalen Kugel beschrieben wird.
Forschen auf der Datscha
Perelman verschmäht aber die Million.
Er publizierte seine Lösung des Poincaré-Problems, an dem sich vor ihm schon viele Mathematiker die Zähne ausgebissen hatten, einfach im Internet.
00.Nov.2002 erschien der erste Artikel auf arxiv.org, einem Portal, dass Wissenschaftler nutzen, um ihre Arbeiten schon vor dem Erscheinen in Fachmagazinen publik zu machen.
00.Mär.2003+00.Jul.2003 folgten zwei weitere Paper.
00.000.1904 Der Mathematiker Henri Poincaré stellte die These auf, dass sich jede einfach zusammenhängende Oberfläche in eine Kugel verwandeln lässt - durch Verzerren, Zusammendrücken, jedoch ohne die Fläche zu zerreißen oder mit Löchern zu versehen.
Als einfach zusammenhängend gilt dabei eine Fläche, wenn sich jedes um die Oberfläche gespannte Gummiband auf einen Punkt zusammenziehen lässt.
Ein Torus, ein Donut- förmiges Gebilde also, stellt beispielsweise keine solche einfach zusammenhängende Fläche dar, weil er ein Loch in seiner Mitte hat und das Gummiband nicht darüber gezogen werden kann.
Poincaré wusste, dass seine Aussage für zwei Dimensionen richtig ist. Aber auch bei drei Dimensionen?
Kurioserweise konnten Mathematiker die Poincaré- Vermutung für Dimensionen ab vier leichter beweisen als für die dritte Dimension.
Es blieb dem Russen Gregori Perelman vorbehalten, den Beweis dafür zu führen.
Dass Perelman sich schon seit Jahren mit der Lösung der Poincaré-Vermutung beschäftigt, wusste kaum jemand.
00.000.1992 -nach seiner Promotion- Der Russe hatte einige Semester in den USA verbracht - unter anderem auch an der University of California in Berkeley.
Dort fiel er durch seine Genialität und durch seine strikte Ablehnung materieller Dinge auf.
Lange hielt er es in Kalifornien nicht aus.
Angebote renommierter Institute schlug er aus. Stattdessen ging Perelman zurück nach Russland + arbeitete allein, völlig zurückgezogen + wohnte monatelang in einer kleinen Datscha eines Freundes.
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