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The Neanderthals survived in local pockets during previous Ice Ages, bouncing back when conditions improved.

But the last one appears to have been characterised by several rapid and severe changes in climate which hit a peak 30,000 years ago.

These were probably more dramatic in more northerly parts of Europe, where they may have upset the balance between Neanderthals and modern humans, allowing moderns to gain the upper hand.

Gibraltar's climate was sheltered from many of these changes, but it did eventually deteriorate. Recent deep-sea core data show that temperatures dropped sharply around 24,000 years ago.

This could have created drought-like conditions in the area which may also have reduced the number of prey the Neanderthals could catch.

"If you've got a shrinking Neanderthal population on the edge, it might just be enough to tip them over the edge," Professor Finlayson told BBC News.

Details of the work will be presented here at the Calpe conference, which runs from 14-17 September in Gibraltar.
Six more charged by terror police Six more men are charged in connection with an inquiry targeting an alleged network of terrorist recruiters.
13.Sep.2006 Neanderthals' 'last rock refuge' Scientists say the Rock of Gibraltar may have been the last stronghold for Europe's Neanderthals.
13.Sep.2006 Supermarkets in petrol price war Supermarkets are leading the way as petrol costs fall on the back of a slip in crude oil prices.
13.Sep.2006 Rich world's climate duty to poor Rich nations must do far more to help poor countries cope with climate change, an influential report will say.
13.Sep.2006 President Bush Lets Bin Laden Define America’s Foreign Policy Priorities - Payson 

For the past few weeks, members of the Bush administration have argued in speeches + television appearances that because al Qaeda views Iraq as a “central front in the war on terror,” America should too.

They are effectively outsourcing our national security strategy to bin Laden. Watch a video compilation:

The facts on the ground, not the opinions of terrorists, should guide our military policy. Iraq has become a distraction from the fight against al Qaeda.

In fact, the bin Laden trail has gone “stone cold” as our soldiers are caught in the middle of sectarian violence in Iraq.

It is time to redeploy our troops out of Iraq to more effectively combat Islamic extremists. Transcript:

06.Sep.2006 BUSH: Well, first of all, I do think Iraq is a central front in the war on terror + so does Osama bin Laden.

12.Sep.2006 SNOW: We are in Iraq. It is now seen as the central focal point of the war on terror by the very people who mounted 11.Sep.2001 th.

05.Sep.2006 BUSH: For al Qaeda, Iraq is not a distraction from their war on America - it is the central battlefield where the outcome of this struggle will be decided.

05.Sep.2006 TOWNSEND: You know, it’s not just the president who has said Iraq is the central front.

Zawahiri has said it’s the central battle front in the war on terror, as has bin Laden.

07.Sep.2006 BUSH: The fighting in Iraq has been difficult + it has been bloody + some say that Iraq is a diversion from the war on terror. The terrorists disagree.

13.Sep.2006 SNOW: And the

11.Sep.2001 -people who initiated the hostilities on- now say that Iraq is the central theater in the war on terror.

BARTLETT: It doesn’t matter the debate we are having about whether Iraq is part of the war on terror or not.

The enemy themselves has said it is. Osama bin Laden, Zawahiri, the number two man of Al Qaida.

31.Aug.2006 They have both said the central front is in Iraq.

31.Aug.2006 BARTLETT:. It doesn’t matter what we debate on this topic. Our enemies believe it’s the central front in the war on terror.

31.Aug.2006 BARTLETT: So, it doesn’t matter what we say.

We should be taking the — the words of the enemy seriously. They think it’s the fight of — of the war on terror, so, we must as well.
13.Sep.2006 ABC 9/11 Docudrama's Right-Wing Roots 
Your liberal media in action.
13.Sep.2006 All your votes they belong to us 

This paper presents a fully independent security study of a Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine, including its hardware and software.

We obtained the machine from a private party. Analysis of the machine, in light of real election procedures, shows that it is vulnerable to extremely serious attacks.
Cannonfire has a few comments as well, including the need for fake polls to make the results look palatable.
Important stuff. Another goodie via
Boing Boing. posted by Prof. Hex

13.Sep.2006 File-sharing site eDonkey kicks it P2P firm agrees to $30 million settlement in copyright case, becomes latest victim of illegal file-sharing crackdown.
13.Sep.2006 Wal-Mart demands double RFID chips with groceries Wal-Mart says 500 new stores and clubs will roll out RFID for case- and pallet-level tracking before the end of the fiscal year.
13.Sep.2006 Keith Olbermann Twenty, thirty, forty years from now, journalists will no longer point to Edward R. Murrow's scolding of McCarthy as the great moment of their profession.

They will point to this. Permalink
13.Sep.2006 Gerichtsentscheid: Stichwahl- Termin im Kongo ungültig
13.Sep.2006 Mess in NewYork, Mess in NewOrleans, Mess in Iraq, Mess here, Mess there! Good God someone grab the freaking diapers.Miss P.
13.Sep.2006 Tracy Costin of DataUSA (a.k.a. Viewpoint USA) has been found guilty of wire fraud related to her penchant for fake polling:

Costin told employees to alter poll data + managers at the company told employees to "talk to cats and dogs" when instructing them to fabricate the surveys.
00.000.2004 -An FBI affidavit from- quotes a supervisor of the company estimating that 50 % of the data sent to Bush's campaign was falsified.

In another story, this tidbit caught my eye: Leonard Mastri, Costin's ex-husband, told the FBI the results for a Metro-North survey were fabricated.
Mastri, the former owner of Computer Guys + PM Consulting in Bridgeport, was arrested and convicted for selling computers stolen from Sikorsky Aircraft.

What a fun couple!

Our democracy is safe is such hands...Permalink

13.Sep.2006 Speaking of Diebold:

The Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University has released a "Security Analysis of the Diebold AccuVote-TS Voting Machine"

which proves that these machines are about as vulnerable as a naked 19-year-old blonde tied to a bed in the middle of a men's prison where all the guards are snoozing or strung out on dope.


This paper presents a fully independent security study of a Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine, including its hardware and software. We obtained the machine from a private party.

Analysis of the machine, in light of real election procedures, shows that it is vulnerable to extremely serious attacks. For example, an attacker who gets physical access to a machine or its removable memory card for as little as one minute could install malicious code; malicious code on a machine could steal votes undetectably, modifying all records, logs + counters to be consistent with the fraudulent vote count it creates.

An attacker could also create malicious code that spreads automatically and silently from machine to machine during normal election activities — a voting-machine virus.

We have constructed working demonstrations of these attacks in our lab. Mitigating these threats will require changes to the voting machine's hardware and software and the adoption of more rigorous election procedures.

But do they need computers to do their dirty work? Greg Palast argues otherwise in Armed Madhouse .

The growing Republican drive for photo ID will do a remarkably effective job of keeping poor and minority voters from the polls.

From the Los Angeles Times: One example of the skirmishing came late last month in a federal courtroom in Phoenix, where a Navajo leader, occasionally speaking in his tribal language, testified that thousands of his people would lose their right to cast ballots under a new Arizona law that requires voters to present a photo ID or other proof of identity at the polls.
The leader, Leonard Gorman, testified that many Navajo who spend their lives herding sheep in remote areas cannot fulfill the new requirements because they do not drive, nor do they have mailboxes or even the utility bills that are accepted as alternative forms of identification under the new law.

13.Sep.2006 this interesting piece came up on patricia heaton's site:
interesting for presenting the project as based on the commission report + for being 'stranger than fiction.' knowingly lying. that's all it takes to sue.
# posted by dr. elsewhere : 7:30 AM  


00.000.2003 -back in- Having read "Buzz" Patterson's book, "Dereliction of Duty" I know his slant on Clinton.
"DoD" was an insipid hit piece, but what I found telling was on page 139 of "DoD" Buzz said he

00.000.1996 had read a PDB - a security violation IMO - which talked about the Operation Bojinka plot.
So the fact that Airplanes could be used by terrorist as weapons was widely known within the intelligence community +

the Executive branch years before Condi said,

"I don't think anybody could have predicted that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile." # posted by DanInAlabama
13.Sep.2006 Libanon- Einsatz: Merkel schickt Marine auf historische Mission
13.Sep.2006 Handgepäck: Großbritannien kündigt neue Bestimmungen an
13.Sep.2006 Bush to dicuss Borat. - Amanda 

Furious over (aka Ali G) portrayal of Borat, a fictional bumbling Kazakh TV presenter, Kazakhstan’s president plans to bring up the episode with President Bush when he visits the USA this month.

“The bottom line is we want people to know that he does not represent the true people of Kazakhstan,” said a spokesman for the Kazakhstan embassy.
13.Sep.2006 Police State Porn In Italian Fashion Magazine - Paul Joseph Watson -Women are shown being physically assaulted by riot police, terrorized by dogs in Abu Ghraib style surroundings,
13.Sep.2006 Air baggage rules to be relaxed Restrictions on aircraft hand luggage following an alleged terror plot are expected to be eased next week.
13.Sep.2006 Record area cleared of landmines More ground was cleared of landmines 00.000.2005 than ever before, says a group monitoring use of the weapons.
13.Sep.2006 Wider use of private data planned Tories warn of "state snooping'' as greater sharing of private data between Whitehall departments is planned.
13.Sep.2006 War crimes 'need to be redefined' A UK minister says the definition of a war crime needs to be revised after Israel's invasion of Lebanon.
13.Sep.2006 Has the FBI ever heard of Google? Attorney Eric J. Sinrod says Uncle Sam's dubious claims for exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act don't wash in the Internet era.
13.Sep.2006 See the world breathing in real time Blog: This project would be impressive under any circumstances, but it's particularly timely given today's concerns about the atmosphere...
13.Sep.2006 Pariser Geheimdienstzentrum bestätigt - sfux Stephan Fuchs ?

Das Geheimdienstzentrum ?Alliance Base? in Paris ist bestätigt worden.

Neben den USA und Frankreich sind auch Deutschland, Großbritannien, Kanada + Australien beteiligt.

Christophe Chauboud, Leiter der Einheit zur Koordination des Anti Terrorkampfes (UCLAT) bestätigte im Radiosender RFI die seit länger gärenden Gerüchte.
Aufgebaut wurde das aus CIA Geldern und unter französischer...

EXCLUSIVE: Air America To File Bankruptcy, But Progressive Radio Remains Strong - Nico 

Air America Radio will announce a major restructuring on Friday, which is expected to include a bankruptcy filing, three independent sources have told ThinkProgress.

Air America could remain on the air under the deal, but significant personnel changes are already in the works.

Sources say five Air America employees were laid off yesterday and were told there would be no severance without capital infusion or bankruptcy.

Also, Air America has ended its relationship with host Jerry Springer.

The right wing is sure to seize on Air America’s financial woes as a sign that progressive talk radio is unpopular.

In fact, Air America succeeded at creating something that didn’t exist: the progressive talk radio format.

That format is now established and strong and will continue with or without Air America.

Indeed, many of the country’s most successful and widely-syndicated progressive talk hosts — Ed Schultz and Stephanie Miller, for instance — aren’t even associated with Air America.

Radio giant Clear Channel is so committed to progressive talk radio that, this week, it will announce a partnership with the Center for American Progress, Jones Radio + MSS Inc.,

to conduct a nationwide search for the next Progressive Talk Radio Star.
11.Sep2001 Bush’s “non-partisan” speech -on- - Judd - “echoed his remarks at recent campaign appearances + in stump speeches during the 2004 presidential election.” Media Matters has details.
29.Nov.2002 STOP BrIZANTIO NOW ! Svetlana Smirnova . Media and International Public Relations Manager. Tel: +7(095) 785-9650. Fax: +7(095) 788-6981. E-mail: ssmirnova@ alfabank .ru ...

The European Business Club aims to improve business conditions and ... 2919,

Nataliy Dokuchaeva, Svetlana Smirnova , Maksim Toppereulok Avtotor. Assembly production of BMW + KIA. 109028 Moscow, Soliynka 3, ...
13.Sep.2006 TRADE AND CHILD LABOR: CROSS-COUNTRY EVIDENCE Robinson and Brommier and Dubios also focus on constraints on intergenerational bequests which ... 13.Sep.2006 Small arms report 1a.qxd  
violence, including shootings and rape by army personnel.

In Iraq, the US-led invasion and occupation have given rise to high levels of ...

13.Sep.2006 David Boren, Joe Lieberman, George Tenet + Zacarias Moussaoui:: Something's Wrong Here Eye Spy magazine 20 writes that FBI agent John O'Neill had tried in vain to warn the ...

The non-sequiturs emerging in the government's story revolving ...
13.Sep.2006 Bush Scandals Archive:

Bush Scandals offers independent newsletters, discussion + activism for ... Perry, Kady Bailey Hutchinson, John O'Neill , Merrie Spaeth, Tex Lezar, Harriet ... 13.Sep.2006 Rechtsextreme: DVU sorgt für Eklat in Brandenburgs Landtag
13.Sep.2006 USA: Erneut Ölleck bei BP

Es ist, als habe Marx seine Erkenntnisse in China gewonnen

Seit den wilden Zeiten der Industriellen Revolution hat es einen derart urwüchsigen Kapitalismus nicht mehr gegeben, der alles andere zur Seite schiebt,

zur Not eben auch das Recht der Kinder auf Kindheit + der Gesunden auf Unversehrtheit.

Es ist, als habe Karl Marx seine Erkenntnisse über die Skrupellosigkeit des Kapitals in chinesischen Bergwerken + indischen Textilfabriken gewonnen:

"Das Kapital hat einen Horror vor Abwesenheit von Profit oder sehr kleinem Profit, wie die Natur vor der Leere.

Mit entsprechendem Profit wird Kapital kühn.

10 % sicher + man kann es überall anwenden;

20 %, es wird lebhaft;

50 %, positiv waghalsig;

für 100 % stampft es alle menschlichen Gesetze unter seinen Fuß;

300 % + es existiert kein Verbrechen, das es nicht riskiert, selbst auf die Gefahr des Galgens."
Die chinesischen Kommunisten manifestieren ihren Sinneswandel laut und deutlich, sogar die Verfassung wurde geändert, damit jeder sehen kann, dass es ihnen nicht um irgendeine Reform, sondern um eine Revolution geht.

00.Mär.2004 -bis zum- Der Staat war für "Anleitung, Aufsicht und Regulierung" des Privatsektors zuständig.

Er war der große Bruder, der disziplinierte und drangsalierte, er konnte Zuneigung gewähren oder entziehen.

Mit der neuen Verfassung wird das Privateigentum erstmals auch zur Privatsache erklärt.

Es gilt nun als "unverletzlich". Selbst Erbschaften sind künftig in China geschützt.

Der Staat wird in Artikel 11 der nun gültigen Verfassung sogar aufgefordert, sich im Interesse der Privaten nützlich zu machen.

Er soll den Kapitalisten "Ermunterung und Unterstützung" zuteil werden lassen.

Die Sozialpflichtigkeit des privaten Eigentums, wie sie die deutsche Verfassung kennt, hat sich damit in eine Privatpflichtigkeit des Staats verwandelt.

Die Kapitalisten sind die neue Herrenklasse.

So sind Unternehmer noch in keinem Staat der Welt hofiert worden.

Das Eigentum besitzt in China mehr Rechte als das Volk.
13.Sep.2006 Iran Contra: Rehabilitation - SourceWatch

24.Dec.1992 Pardoned by George Herbert Walker Bush on as one of his last ... professionals to using Manucher Ghorbanifar, retired Air Force Maj . Gen . 13.Sep.2006 Ancestry of Dick Cheney (b. 1941) of Wayne Edwin Vincent + of Edna Lolita Lybyer.

Further details of her ... George Herbert Walker Bush (below) . GEORGE WALKER BUSH (b. 1946), US President ...
13.Sep.2006 Exploring Bush Hitler Connections to Auschwitz, Eugenics, Death Camps

This Committee received evidence from Maj . Gen . Smedley D. ... Samuel Prescott Bush , George Herbert Walker , Prescott Sheldon Bush + their ... bush
13.Sep.2006 U.S. Aid to Anti-Communist Rebels:

The "Reagan Doctrine" + Its Pitfalls ... to that of Philippine general Fidel Ramos + his followers in his nation's recent revolution. ...

The leader of the Hesbiz, Gubiddin Hekmaktyar, in fact, ...
13.Sep.2006 Big Oil's Pipe Dream CHEVRON THOUGHT it could turn a windswept corner of Kazakhstan, site of the largest oil strike ...

But then Chevron got hit by a nasty surprise in the guise of John Deuss .

More Company News.Airlines still in upheaval, 5 years after 9/11 ...

Council news - News from the society - New Zealand Arab Horse Breeders Society

President - John Morrissey. Vice President - Gabrielle Deuss . Registration- Gabrielle Deuss ... relating to "ballot papers not received".

There are ...
13.Sep.2006 Libanon- Einsatz: "Wir sind nicht mehr nur Zuschauer"
13.Sep.2006 Netzwelt- Ticker: eDonkey gibt auf

13.Sep.2006 GEZ- Gebühren für Computer: Protest gegen den Plan aus der Online- Steinzeit

13.Sep.2006 Erziehung: "Wir müssen uns wieder der Disziplin zuwenden"
Das völlige Unterdrücken aller dieser Zeugnisse und Unterlagen (auch noch vieler anderer, die hier nicht genannt sind) ist unmöglich zufällig zustande gekommen.

Es wurde bewußt und gezielt alles aus dem Bericht der Commission herausgelassen, was zum Verdacht führen könnte, Regierungsstellen hätten nicht einfach nur Fehler gemacht, sondern

bewußt verhindert, daß die Anschläge gestoppt wurden oder sogar an der Planung der Anschläge mitgearbeitet.
Wenn die 9/11-Commission aus von der Regierung handverlesenen Politikern dies bewußt getan hat, dann muß sie schwerwiegende Gründe dafür gehabt haben.

Es gibt keine andere logische Erklärung:

Sie ist Teil der Unterdrückung von Informationen über die Wahrheit der Anschläge des 11.Sep. 2001.
Sibel Edmonds: The 9/11 Commission: A Play on Nothing in Three Acts
13.Sep.2006 Snow Defends Boehner: He Was ‘Raising The Question, OK, What Do You Want To Do For Security?’ - Judd 

On Tuesday, House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) asked whether his political opponents are “more interested in the rights of terrorists than protecting the American people.”

During yesterday’s White House press conference, Tony Snow appeared to distance himself from Boehner’s remarks.

But this morning on ABC, Snow offered a lengthy defense of Boehner’s caustic remarks. Snow said that Boehner’s statement was “one of these hypotheticals” that raises the question “OK, what do you want to do for security?” According to Snow, Boehner’s remarks highlighted legitimate “issues.” Watch it: Transcript:

ROBERTS: Who’s going to keep us safe? That’s something that Americans want to know. And it does get a little contentious at times. The Democrats are very upset over House Majority Leader John Boehner for the comments that he made recently saying that Democrats were soft on terrorism and terrorists. I want to play a bit of his soundbite and get your reaction to what he said.


U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JOHN BOEHNER, HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER (R-OH): Sometimes, based on the votes that get cast, you wonder whether they’re more interested in the rights of the terrorists than in protecting the American people.

ROBERTS: Are Democrats more interested in the rights of terrorists than protecting the American people? Of course, Democrats are a little outraged about that. Does the president agree with a statement like that? The White House agree with that?

SNOW: Well, we tend not to vet statements of members of the House and Senate. We just pointed out they’ve got their own ways of doing things.

But it’s interesting — what he was really talking about + it was one of these hypotheticals. And, I know — I understand why people get upset about it. But one of the things he was doing is raising the question, OK, what do you want to do for security? Do you believe in listening in on terrorists? What do you think about the terrorist surveillance program?

The president asked for cooperation on that. How about what we do with people detained on the battlefield? How do we proceed to hold them in conditions that are acceptable to the American people, to question them, to get intelligence so that we can glean intelligence that’s going to save American lives? The president last week asked both parties go ahead and step up and help out in those things. So Representative Boehner was raising those issues.
September 13, 2006 - Think Progress 

Vice President Cheney,

White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten +

former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

pressured senators on detainee legislation yesterday,

urging them “not to be too restrictive in setting legal limits on CIA interrogations of enemy combatants.”

Tom Noe , a rare-coin dealer + “GOP fund-raiser at the center of a scandal that has rocked Ohio’s Republican Party,”

was sentenced to more than two years in prison Tuesday for illegally funneling about $45,000 to President Bush’s re-election campaign.

00.Jul.2006 -$68 billion :The trade deficit, a record level for a single month.

“This year the overall deficit is running at $776bn, which, if met, would set a record for the fifth year in a row.”

NATO announced suicide bombings have killed 173 people in Afghanistan this year .

“Most of Afghanistan’s surge in violence has taken place in volatile southern provinces, where some 8,000 NATO forces took military control from the U.S.-led coalition on 01.Aug.2006 .”

BP announced it had spilled 1,000 barrels of oil in Long Beach, California.

“The spill comes as BP is fighting to restore its public image amid a series of stumbles — such as leaks and corrosion problems at its oil field in Alaska + its safety shortcomings at its refineries and alleged trading misdeeds.”

Marine Maj. Gen. Richard Zilmer said yesterday that U.S.-led military operations are “stifling” the insurgency in western Anbar province but are not strong enough to defeat it .

“[I]f that mission statement changes…then that is going to change the metrics of what we need out here.”

00.000.2005 7,328 : Number of landmine casualties worldwide, up 11 % from 00.000.2004.

Almost all the victims were civilians and many of them were children.

“Simply stated, short of a crime, anything goes at the highest levels of the Department of the Interior ,” according to the department’s inspector general.

“Ethics failures on the part of senior department officials, taking the form of appearances of impropriety, favoritism + bias have been routinely dismissed with a promise ‘not to do it again.”

Immigration poses no threat to English use in the USA, despite right-wing claims.

“Based on an analysis of language loss over the generations, the study concludes that English has never been seriously threatened as the dominant language in America, nor is it under threat today,” concludes a new study.
13.Sep.2006 MSNBC Survey Manipulation: Caught Red Handed -
13.Sep.2006 Alex Jones, Protesters Confront CFR Globalists - Paul Joseph Watson -Members of shadow government publicly swore to exploit 9/11, destroy American sovereignty
13.Sep.2006 Nigeria oil unions stage strike Thousands of oil workers take part in a three-day strike to protest at the lack of security in the Niger Delta.
13.Sep.2006 Der geheime Krieg der USA gegen den Iran - sfux Malte Olschewski -

Der Krieg der USA gegen Iran hat auf geheimer Ebene schon längst begonnen.

Das Pentagon sucht mit unbemannten Flugzeugen nach militärischen Zielen.

00.000.2005 -schon seit Sommer- Gleichzeitig- sind im Iran Kommandos in verschiedenen Missionen unterwegs.
An der Golfküste dringen amerikanische Piloten immer wieder in den iranischen Luftraum ein,...

Hirn für Predator Tötungsaufträge - sfux Stephan Fuchs ? Am

07.Feb.2002 wurde Kriegsgeschichte geschrieben.

Erstmals wurde mittels einer Hellfire Rakete aus einer speziell dafür entwickelten Drohne ein Autokonvoi zerstört, in dem Osama Bin laden vermutet wurde.

Bin Laden war, wie sich herausstellte, freilich nicht dabei.

Der Name der Drohne lehnt sich an Arnold Schwarzeneger?s Filmwelt an: Predator. Abschussverantwortlich: Der Geheimdienst. Jetzt soll der...
Der Kommissionsbericht 9/11: bewußte Fälschung - sfux Karl Weiss -

Es darf heute wohl als gesichert gelten:

Die Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten hat einen wesentlichen Anteil an der Täterschaft bei den Anschläge vom 11.Sep. 2001.
Es gibt Hunderte von klaren Anzeichen dafür. Über eines der wichtigsten soll hier berichtet werden.

Wäre alle anderen Anzeichen nicht existent, allein dieses wäre bereits ein guter Grund, nicht mehr die Verschwörungstheorie...
Übergriffe im Wahlkampf: "Rechtsextremisten wittern Morgenluft"
13.Sep.2006 Lebensmittel: Behörden finden Genreis in Baden- Württemberg
13.Sep.2006 Degradierung: Pluto heißt jetzt 134340

13.Sep.2006 Handkes Grass- Kritik: "Schande für das Schriftstellertum"
13.Sep.2006 Düfte mit Funktion: Mama, Maus und Parfummeister

13.Sep.2006 Kampf gegen Taliban: Rice warnt vor Scheitern der Afghanistan- Mission

13.Sep.2006 Vereitelter Terroranschlag: Syrien hofft auf bessere Beziehungen zu USA

13.Sep.2006 Protest gegen Regulierung: Stromversorger drohen mit Investitionsstopp

13.Sep.2006 Handgepäck: Flüssiges darf nicht in die Kabine
13.Sep.2006 Libanon: Merkel kündigt jahrelanges deutsches Engagement an
13.Sep.2006 Mars- Sonde: Nasa- Pfadfinder in Position
13.Sep.2006 Angriff auf US-Botschaft in Damaskus? - sfux 
Der Nachrichtensender Al-Arabija meldet Schüsse nahe der amerikanischen Vertretung in Damaskus.

In der Nähe der amerikanischen Botschaft in Damaskus sind am Dienstag mehrere Schüsse zu hören gewesen.

Der Nachrichtensender Al-Arabija berichtete unter Berufung auf westliche Diplomaten in der syrischen Hauptstadt, die normalerweise gut gesicherte US-Vertretung sei angegriffen worden.
Die syrischen Behörden bestätigten den Vorfall zunächst nicht. Augenzeugen sahen, wie die Sicherheitskräfte...

Die Landungsdaten im Allerheiligsten der CIA - sfux Helmut Küfner -

Heute machen wir mal einen Ausflug auf den Flugplatz des geheimen Ausbildungslagers der CIA, nach Camp Peary in Virginia,

wo der CIA-Nachwuchs + paramilitärische Spezialkräfte (SAD/SAS/SOG) ihren letzten Schliff erfahren.

Dort dürfen nur Flugzeuge landen, wo auch wirklich CIA drin ist.

Ganz unspektakulär, nur mit Internet bewaffnet, machen wir uns auf die Flugzeugpirsch, dringen in das Allerheiligste...
Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) Calls Out Cheney For Continuing To Push Faulty Intelligence - Amanda 

The Bush administration continues to falsely link Saddam Hussein with the 9/11 hijackers.

On Sunday, Tim Russert, host of NBC’s Meet the Press, asked Vice President Cheney if he still believed 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta ever met with an Iraqi intelligence official in Prague.

Cheney replied:

We don’t know.

I mean, we’ve never been able to, to, to link it + the FBI + CIA have worked it aggressively.

I would say, at this point, nobody has been able to confirm …

But in fact, we do know.

Today Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) wrote to Cheney + pointed out at least four reports that have concluded the meeting between Atta + an Iraqi intelligence officer never took place:

Just last Friday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report that cites multiple declassified intelligence assessments,

some from as early as mid-2002,

reporting evidence that the meeting did not occur.

In addition, the

9/11 Commission concluded that

“[t]he available evidence does


support the original Czech report” of a meeting between Mohammed Atta + an Iraqi officer .

There are also classified assessments on this topic from the Defense Intelligence Agency + the Central Intelligence Agency, dated

20.Mar.2006 +

27.Apr-2006 , respectively.

The evidence is now public +

the facts undisputed that

the Prague meeting



11.Sep.2001 -prior to-There was no provable link between Saddam Hussein + al-Qaeda.

During the same interview, Cheney also continued to falsely cite terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as the link between pre-war Iraq and al-Qaeda. Digg It!
13.Sep.2006 NEW POLL: Americans View Bolton As Symbol Of Foreign Policy Failures - Amanda 

Today the New York Sun reports that a new poll commissioned by the conservative Hudson Institute finds a majority of Americans believe if the United Nations is “no longer effective,” +

if it cannot be reformed, it should be “scrapped altogether.”

Frank Luntz, whose polling firm conducted the survey, said the results show Americans are “one scandal away from washing their hands” of the United Nations.

But an

25.Aug.2006 Mellman Group poll obtained by ThinkProgress shows that Americans do support a strong United Nations, which has been consistently weakened by Bush’s foreign policy.

Some highlights from the poll:

– 60 % of Americans think it is better to work through the United Nations to share burdens and risks. (Compared with 31 % who believe it is better to act decisively and alone.)

– 49 % believe President Bush’s foreign policy has made the USA weaker. (Compared with just 28 % who believe it has made us stronger.)

– 52 % believe Bush’s foreign policy has made relationships with our allies weaker. (Compared with just 23 % who believe it has made them stronger.)

– 61 % believe that over the past few years, other countries’ images of the USA have become more negative. (Compared with just 15 % who believe it has become more positive.)

– 55 % believe it is time to change the course of Bush’s foreign policy. (Compared with 39 % who want to stay the course.)

Luntz’s poll is an effort to boost Bolton’s prospects for confirmation in the Senate. But 64 % of the American public view Bolton as a symbol of America’s foreign policy.
13.Sep.2006 Ignoring Senate Intel Report, Snow Repeats Lie That Saddam Had A Relationship With Zarqawi - Judd 

Last Friday, the Senate Intelligence Committee — chaired by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), one of the President’s most loyal allies — concluded that there was absolutely no relationship between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Here’s the key quote from page 109:

Saddam Hussein attempted, unsuccessfully, to locate and capture al-Zarqawi and…the regime did not have a relationship with, harbor, or turn a blind eye toward Zarqawi.

Nevertheless, at today’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow insisted Saddam that had a “relationship” because Zarqawi was in the country.

Snow refused to “go into the vagaries of the Senate report.” Watch it:

This is the equivalent of saying that the USA government had a “relationship” with unibomber Ted Kaczynski because he was “operating” in the USA.

The White House’s insistence that Zarqawi had a relationship with Saddam — in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary — borders on pathological. Digg It!


QUESTION: Do you believe — does the president still believe that Saddam Hussein was connected to Zarqawi or Al Qaida before the invasion?

SNOW: The president has never said that there was a direct operational relationship between the two. And this is important.

Zarqawi was in Iraq…

QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) relationship?

SNOW: And there was a relationship in this sense: Zarqawi was in Iraq. Al Qaida members were in Iraq. They were operating + in some cases operating freely.

From Iraq, Zarqawi, for instance, directed the assassination of an American diplomat in Amman, Jordan.

But did they have, you know, a corner office at the Mukhabarat? No. You know, were they getting a line item in Saddam’s budget? No.

There was no direct operational relationship, but there was a relationship. They were in the country. And I think you understand that the Iraqis knew they were there. That’s the relationship.

QUESTION: Saddam Hussein knew they were there. That’s it for the relationship?

SNOW: That’s pretty much it.

QUESTION: The Senate report said they didn’t turn a blind eye to that.

SNOW: The Senate report — rather than get — you know what? I don’t want to get into the vagaries of the Senate report. But it is pretty clear, among other things, again, that were Al Qaida operators inside Iraq + they included Zarqawi, they included a cleric who had been described as the best friend of bin Laden who was delivering sermons on TV.

But we are simply not going to go to the point that the president — the president has never made the statement that there was an operational relationship +

that’s the important thing, because I think there’s a tendency to say, Ah-ha. He said that they were in cahoots and they were planning and doing stuff. There’s no evidence of that.
National Review Editor: ‘People Would React Favorably’ To Escalating Troop Levels In Iraq - Faiz 

In a Washington Post editorial today, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol and National Review editor Rich Lowry call for an escalation in Iraq.

Appearing on Fox News to reinforce the argument, Lowry claimed that if Bush were to say, “we’re going to send two more divisions into the city [Baghdad] and lock it down and secure it… people would actually react favorably to that.” Watch it.

Kristol and Lowry state, “The bottom line is this: More U.S. troops in Iraq would improve our chances of winning a decisive battle at a decisive moment.” Their argument is wrong on many levels.

First, there is no indication from public polling that there is any U.S. support for increasing troop levels in Iraq. A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll found that only 17 % of Americans supported increasing force levels, while 53 % favored decreasing them.

Second, the argument wrongly suggests that violence in Iraq is constricted to Baghdad. In fact, as the senior Marine intelligence officer in charge of Western Iraq reported, the political and economic security situation there is — like Baghdad — rapidly destabilizing.

Third, escalation is the wrong remedy to the problem because it fails to understand the root cause of the problem. Increasing troop levels feeds the perception that the U.S. is in Iraq to stay, thereby fueling the insurgency. Moreover, the numerous increases in troop levels throughout the occupation have not improved security on the ground.

More from Glenn Greenwald and Matthew Yglesias.

Full transcript:

HOST: And you and Bill Kristol wrote a piece suggesting we need more troops in iraq. If the president were to call for that right now, what do you think the reaction would be?

LOWRY: Well, I have a view that’s counter to the conventional wisdom on that. I think what is dragging Bush down on Iraq is that the people are not convinced that he has a plan for victory there.

And I think if he frankly acknowledged the crisis situation on the ground in Baghdad as he has begun to, he has used the word crisis in the speech recently + said look this is how we will deal with it, we’re going to send two more divisions into the city and lock it down and secure it + I think people would actually react favorably to that.

And the one encouraging thing in Iraq despite all the distressing news is in those neighbors in Baghdad that are intensely patrolled by Americans, they are more secure and we are able to make progress when we have the guys on the ground to do it. And I just believe we need more guys on the ground.
“Michael Gerson, a key aide and speechwriter - Nico  to President Bush until this summer, will soon join the Washington Post as op-ed columnist.”

Gerson was a member of the White House Iraq Group and “has been credited with several memorable Bush phrases, including ‘axis of evil.’”
13.Sep.2006 Hastert Too Busy To Commemorate 11.Sep.2001 Until September 13 - Judd 

Yesterday was the five-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 11.Sep.2001, but House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert had other priorities.

According to a report in CongressDaily, he wasn’t able to schedule a vote “on a resolution to commemorate the day” until 13.Sep.2006

Meanwhile, the House will have time today to consider:

– A bill to revise the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Jekyll Island Unit

– The Lake Mattamuskeet Lodge Preservation Act

– A bill to designate the facility of the USA Postal Service located at 40 South Walnut Street in Chillicothe, Ohio, as the “Larry Cox Post Office.”

Moreover, Hastert has packed the 9/11 resolution with partisan rhetoric:

[The resolution includes] language stating that “the nation is safer than it was back in 11.Sep.2001,” along with five paragraphs of language referencing a host of measures approved by Congress + signed into law by President Bush since the attacks, including the controversial USA PATRIOT Act…

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has twice written Hastert requesting the resolution not be politicized; she recommended using a resolution modeled after last year’s version, which did not include references to specific bills. But a Hastert spokesman said yesterday “the GOP leadership was not negotiating and that the measure would remain as written.” Digg It!
12.Sep.2006 September 12, 2006 - Think Progress 

“Islamic militants attempted to storm the U.S. Embassy in Damascus on Tuesday,” but were unable to breach the embassy’s high walls. Four guards, all Syrian, were killed.

New study “closes the loop” showing that human-induced global warming is “making hurricanes globally more violent and violent hurricanes more common .”

“A black man living in a high-crime American city can expect to live 21 fewer years than a woman of Asian descent in the USA,” according to a comprehensive new study of life expectancy in the U.S.

“The man’s life expectancy, in fact, is closer to that of people living in West Africa than it is to the average white American.”

The FBI is investigating allegations that Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) awarded a woman a job in return for a personal check her husband wrote to one of Blagojevich’s children.

Blagojevich claims the $1,500 check was a “gift for his daughter’s 7th birthday.”

For decades in Iraq, marriages between Sunnis and Shiites were considered “as ordinary as the daily call to prayer” and “the glue that held a fragile multi-ethnic society together.” But

post-war sectarian violence is now leaving “no hope in this country anymore for Sunnis and Shiites to fall in love.”

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, responding to an Iranian offer to suspend its uranium enrichment efforts for two months,

suggested the U.S. might suspend its pursuit of U.N. sanctions against Iran if there is verified suspension. The New York Times reports Rice’s statements as an “ever-so-softening of America’s stance.”

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reported that dropping out of high school has its costs around the globe , but nowhere is it steeper than in the U.S.

“Adults who don’t finish high school in the U.S. earn 65 % of what people who have high school degrees make.”

11.Sep.2001 -on the morning of-School students who sat with President Bush- recounted their impressions

after watching Andrew Card whisper to him that “America is under attack.”

“His face just started to turn red,” said Tyler Radkey, now 13 + in seventh grade.

“I thought, personally, he had to go to the bathroom.”

He looked like he was going to cry,” said Natalia Jones-Pinkney, now 12.

And finally:

House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) led a congressional rendition of the national anthem at a 9/11 commemoration yesterday.

We won’t comment on his performance, other than to say that it would have been better if he knew the words to the song.
13.Sep.2006 9/11 Truth Movement Needs Legal Action Group - Paul Joseph Watson -In same vain as 9/11 scholars, first action would be to distance itself from damaging unproven theories
Clinton re-election bid on track Hillary Clinton easily wins her Democratic primary in New York + will now stand for re-election in November.
13.Sep.2006 McKie experts 'offered job deal' A fingerprint official at the centre of the Shirley McKie case says she fears the sack if she does not quit.
13.Sep.2006 Sales increase lifts BAE profits Defence firm BAE Systems posts a 15% rise in half-year profits after seeing a strong increase in sales.
13.Sep.2006 West 'must not fail Afghanistan' The US warns Afghanistan could become a failed state unless Nato countries remain actively involved.
13.Sep.2006 Minister condemns Guantanamo Lord Falconer denounces Guantanamo Bay as a "shocking affront to the principles of democracy".
13.Sep.2006 Drug 'speedballing' on the rise A charity warns of an increase in the number of drug users taking heroin and crack cocaine together.
13.Sep.2006 Winter claims 1,500 elderly lives
More than 1,500 elderly people have died over the winters from 2000, the charity Help the Aged says.

13.Sep.2006 Green tea cuts fatal illness risk Green tea can substantially cut the risk of dying from a range of illnesses, a Japanese study finds.
13.Sep.2006 Big rise in Legionnaires' cases Experts investigate a surge in the number of reported cases of Legionnaires' disease in England and Wales.
13.Sep.2006 Modern life 'poisoning' childhood A group of teachers, authors and psychologists warn junk food, targets and marketing are harming children.
13.Sep.2006 Cycle helmets 'raise accident risk' Cyclists who wear protective helmets are more likely to be knocked down, a study suggests.
13.Sep.2006 Why men at war will pull together Psychologists create an economics game to understand the "male warrior effect".
The other September 11 -

00.000.197. South America had its own September 11 when Salvador Allende was overthrown in a US-inspired coup by Augusto Pinochet.

This set the stage for the transcontinental Operation Condor, a Latino war "of" terror that eliminated thousands of people who were or might have become political adversaries.
Bush confesses to war crimes -

06.Sep.2006 -on- George W. Bush's speech amounted to a public confession to criminal violations of the 1996 War Crimes Act.

06.Sep.2006 George W. Bush implicitly admitted authorizing

disappearances +

extrajudicial imprisonment +

torture +

transporting prisoners between countries +

denying the International Committee of the Red Cross access to prisoners.
Every 2 Seconds A Child Dies of Starvation, But Who Cares, Let's All Obsess Over 911! - Many of these deaths due to starvation are due to corporate terrorism.
What little video evidence there is does show a white trail of smoke before the Pentagon explosion. Jet fuel burns dark at sea level and jets do not leave white contrails at sea level.

What does leave a white trail of smoke at all elevations is the solid fuel of a rocket, Thiokol in most rockets being the type of solid fuel.

They also cannot (or more appropriately will not) explain what happened to the two 9 foot diameter engines that mysteriously disappeared.

Some official government sources claim that the fire was so hot it melted the engines to nothing, yet they claim they found DNA of the passengers. That math does not compute, or the science either.
Yes, Mr. Kean, Nicholas Brady, Ms. Holiday + F. Borden Walker will all benefit by the removal of the Taliban + Bridas Corporation.

Part II--Pop Goes the Bush Mythology Bubble in part addresses the pipeline all of these people conspired to take over.

They could not make billions from oil investments in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan + Uzbekistan + not have a way to get the landlocked oil + gas out.

They had to have that pipeline across Afghanistan and the Taliban/Bridas Corporation were blocking the way.

Chevron + Condoleezza Rice had to have been sitting in that boardroom down there, too, trying to figure out ways to get control of that pipeline so the oil and gas could get out."
Following the trail and the trial of James H. Giffen makes for interesting reading:
None of the right parties were being asked the right questions nor were any of the right issues addressed by the bogus 9-11 Commission that Bush appointed.
It would be a systematic, slow + painful process but in the end it would be beyond painful for certain parties.

In the end, it would be a long overdue flushing of the toilet that is Washington, DC.
Bear in mind, these are the 9-11 Commission members that keep holding press conferences urging the President + Congress to implement their plan + findings, with all urgency.
Yes, they are urgent because the Truth is on their trail...

Raytheon is a darling of Carlyle Group.
Raytheon, maker of Patriot + Tomahawk missiles, watched its stock take off after the attacks.
10.Sep.2001 Purchases of call options contracts on Raytheon stock increased sixfold.
10.Sep.2001 Purchases of call options contracts on Raytheon stock increased sixfold.


10.Sep.2001 Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld held a press conference to disclose that over $2,000,000,000,000 in Pentagon f
unds could not be accounted for.

10.Sep.2001 Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld stated:

"According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions."
06.May 2004 -Yet on- Zakheim took a lucrative position at Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the most prestigious strategy consulting firms in the world.

One of Booz Allen Hamilton s clients

then was Blessed Relief, a charity said to be a front for Osama bin Laden.

Booz, Allen & Hamilton

then also worked closely with DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which

is the research arm of the Department of Defense.

So the dark card was shifted to another part of the deck.
Since the evidence from the World Trade Center site was quickly removed,

there is little concrete evidence of the involvement of Dov Zakheim,

who has since left his position at the Pentagon.


the proximity of Eglin AFB to MacDill AFB in Florida + Dov Zakheim's work via SPC contracts + the Pentagon leasing agreement on both of these installations,

combined with SPC's access to World Trade Center structural + security information from their Tridata investigation 00.000.1993 is highly suspicious.

Considering his access to Boeing 767 tankers,

remote control flight systems +

his published views in the PNAC document,

it seems very likely he is in fact a key figure in the alleged terrorist attacks in New York City on 11.Sep.2001 .
Found this about a fifth of the way down:

9/11 - Five Raytheon employees are on three of the four hijacked planes. AT:

CNN correspondent Jamie McIntyre reporting live from the Pentagon says that there's no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the building.
Even More: Within minutes of the explosion at the
Pentagon, the FBI confiscates security videos that had captured the crash from a nearby gas station and hotel.
Plenty more there, for curious minds. The brain-dead need only chant conspiracy, or Mayor McCheese.

By: EtJ on 07.Sep.2006 at 12:17am


I respectfully disagree with Derek ,who thinks that the Bush administration is too incompetent to pull a 9/11 off.

Derek,we just had our president confess that the CIA is torutring people,after denying it.

We just had him admitting that Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11,after they made a great majority of Americans believe that he WAS involved somehow.

Our Vice President just revealed that even if Saddam had no WMD

the US still would have invaded-which tosses all those impassioned speeches,

the UN presentation by Powell,the 'mushroom clouds'in Condi's poisoned mind into the GARBAGE.

We've had Bush laying wreaths + making solemn speeches about the victime of 9/11 - the 9/11 that he didn't want investigated.

10.Sep.2001 We've had Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld say that the Pentagon could not account for $2.3 TRILLION dollars.

We have a report titled

Rebuilding America's Defenses

that explains how we need a catastrophic , catalyzing event to transform our military,with the signatures of support from Rumsfeld + Cheney +Wolfowitz+ Perle +Libby + a few others, including Jeb Bush.

We've ebven had Rummy PREDICTING that something "significantly shocking" would occur that would make us see why we need a "strong healthy Department of Defense".

Do you know when he "predicted" that?


And we STILL don't know what Bush + Cheney told the 9/11 Commission.
My point is that these crazoids have been lying, lying, lying to the world the entire time they were shoehorned into power by the Supreme Court.

Did they all decide to tell the truth on 9/11?

"Incompetnece" makes a great cover for things that they want and/or plan to happen.

While we think they're too dumb to do it,

they've already done it - and

have moved on to the next thing that we think they're too dumb to pull off.

There is a mountain of coincidences,

abnormal procedures, +

circumstantial evidence

to not count the administration out as being "in" on it.
Passenger57 | 09.12.06 - 9:05 pm |
13.Sep.2006 Millions of Afghans face hunger as crops fail: Millions of Afghans are facing hunger after a complete failure of the harvest in parts of the country, according to an emergency Christian Aid assessment.

13.Sep.2006 Pepe Escobar : The other September 11 : You don't need an Osama bin Laden to pull a September 11. Forget Boeings-turned-into-missiles crashing into twin towers. Switch for a moment to four military planes bombing a presidential palace - and replay a different September 11 movie starring Dick and Henry.

13.Sep.2006 More CIA officers getting legal-defense insurance: CIA counterterrorism officers have signed up in growing numbers for a government-reimbursed, private insurance plan that would pay their civil judgments and legal expenses if they are sued or charged with criminal wrongdoing, according to current and former intelligence officials and others with knowledge of the program. 

13.Sep.2006 New "al-Qa'eda" video: we will target Israel : "Al-Qa'eda" has released a new video on the fifth anniversary of the

11.Sep.2001 attacks in America warning that its next victims will be Israel and the Gulf Arab states.

13.Sep.2006 The hunt : Armies have been mobilised, phones tapped, huge rewards offered - yet Osama bin Laden is still at liberty. Does anyone even have the faintest idea where he is? Declan Walsh investigates

13.Sep.2006 In case you missed it: John Pilger: The Colder War: The threat of "terrorism", some of it real, most of it invented, is the new Red Scare.

13.Sep.2006 Giuliani: Cashing in on 9/11 : Bear Stearns had agreed to invest up to $300 million in new security-related ventures identified by Giuliani Partners

13.Sep.2006 9/11 Toxic Legacy: A Cloud Of Dust: Another killer was unleashed that day. A slow silent poison that now threatens thousands of lives… the toxic dust and gases created by the disintegrating towers.

13.Sep.2006 9/11 Vendetta: Video, drawing parallels to the movie "V for Vendetta". Runtime 8 Minutes

13.Sep.2006 9/11: Press for the facts: Video .Even your Republican grandpa from Texas will have doubts about 9/11 when he finishes it!

13.Sep.2006 Welcome to America: Family members jailed after raiding food from Dumpster : Their crime? Taking five cucumbers, four or five apricots, two bundles of asparagus spears and a handful of cherries from a garbage can at Sweet Pea Produce. Their sentence? Six months in the Routt County Jail.

13.Sep.2006 09/10/06 62,006 - 180,000, The number killed in the 'war on terror' -By David Randall and Emily Gosden
The "war on terror" - and by terrorists - has directly killed a minimum of 62,006 people, created 4.5 million refugees and cost the US more than the sum needed to pay off the debts of every poor nation on earth.

13.Sep.2006 America's warrior nation - The legacy of 9/11 -By Gore Vidal

The shortcomings of the American leader were alarmingly exposed on the day the terrorists struck. He and his acolytes are now leading their empire towards permanent conflict with lslam . Continue
13.Sep.2006 US to 'choke' Iranian banks: Bush administration decides not to wait for UN, nuclear-related sanctions
13.Sep.2006 War pimp alert: Blair tells Haaretz: Folly to ignore Iran's threats to Israel : The important thing is for Israel to be always the country that is striving for peace but is sometimes forced into war.

13.Sep.2006 'He is a dog and if we see him we will kill him' : Hundreds of angry demonstrators waving Lebanese flags and chanting "down with Blair" gathered to protest at Tony Blair's meeting with Fouad Siniora at the prime minister's office in the heart of Beirut today.
13.Sep.2006 Gabriela Becker : UN betrays justice: Once again, the United Nations stands complicit with + directly abets, US-Israeli colonial and imperial designs on the Arab world

13.Sep.2006 World Health Organization, regional committee strongly condemns Israel for invasion of Lebanon, Palestine: The 53rd session of WHO Regional Committee for East Mediterranean on Monday strongly condemned Israel for its invasion of Lebanon and Palestine and for continued and willful violation of international and humanitarian law, including the provisions of the Geneva Convention.
13.Sep.2006 Face up to the Criticism! : I am the daughter of the former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Heinz Galinski, who was also a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps,

I have felt it my duty to join the European Jews for a Just Peace.

While we, the members of this organization, may differ widely on issues such as faith, Zionism + nationality,

we all agree on one point: the responsibility for this conflict largely rests with Israel.
Israel: The boy who was buried twice:

Mohammed was buried twice.

He was 14 years old at the time of his death.

He was killed last week, three days before the start of the new school year, so he never got to enter ninth grade.

Did the planners of the operation give thought to the children who would be killed before giving it the satanic name "Locked Kindergarten"?
Paul Craig Roberts: Bush the Pitiful: Public opinion polls in the Arab + Muslim world show that Bush?s invasions, aggressive stance toward Syria + Iran + unconditional support for Israeli aggression have created a powerful Islamic political movement that experts say will sweep away the corrupt governments allied with the USA.
13.Sep.2006 From his home in clouded cuckoo land: Cheney reasserts Iraq/al-Qaeda links:

US Vice-President Dick Cheney repeated assertions on Sunday on links between the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein + al-Qaeda despite a recent Senate intelligence committee report that concluded otherwise.

13.Sep.2006 Cheney says debate is hurting war effort: Vice President Dick Cheney offered a veiled attack Sunday on critics of the administration's Iraq policy, saying the domestic debate over the war is emboldening adversaries who believe they can undermine the resolve of the American people.

13.Sep.2006 U.S. Training Paid Off: Baghdad control brings new abuse to Abu Ghraib:

The notorious Abu Ghraib prison is at the center of fresh abuse charges just a week after it was handed over to Iraqi authorities, with claims that inmates are being tortured by their new captors.

13.Sep.2006 Embedded reporters in Iraq did more stories on soldiers’ personal lives: “The majority of war coverage in the study heavily emphasised the soldier’s experiences, of the war while downplaying the effects of the invasion on the Iraqi people,” said Lindner. “

13.Sep.2006 Michael Vlahos: The Long War: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Protracted Conflict—and Defeat
13.Sep.2006 09/11/06 Is American Democracy Too Feeble To Deal With 9/11? - Paul Craig Roberts
I would be more confident of the survival of democracy and civil liberty in the USA if, on this fifth anniversary of the 11.Sep.2001 attacks, a majority of Americans were reading David Ray Griffin’s challenging new book, “Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11.”

13.Sep.2006 9-11; the "unifying myth" for the war on terror -By Mike Whitney
To a large extent, the war on terror is a shabby promotional scheme designed to mobilize the nation for a permanent state of war while curtailing civil liberties. There’s nothing original in this analysis, but it does explain the importance of media as a vehicle for Bush’s public relations campaign. It also explains why high-ranking officials in the administration are still provided unlimited air-time to reiterate the same bland bromides over and over again without being challenged.

13.Sep.2006 Annals of Liberation: The Noble Fruits of 9/11 - By Chris Floyd

Let us turn our tear-filled eyes away from the noble Leader's sentimental journey through the three sites of mass murder in which his greatness is firmly rooted + look for a moment to Mesopotamia, to the great and ancient land of Babylon, where the noble Leader has bestowed – entirely unasked, an act of purest noblesse oblige – the benefits of liberation, democracy and the free market. Continue 

13.Sep.2006 War Stories -By Elias Khoury
I stood before the ruins + the tears flowed. No, it was before that scene that I stood, when the people carried the coffins walking over the rubble with the dust of death blanketing them. I couldn't feel the tears collecting at the edges of my eyes, burning them, before they fell on my cheeks. The dust covered us under the burning sun, the sweat trickling out of our pores and spreading over our bodies. I didn't realise I was crying when I did. I had never experienced weeping that came out of the whole body, mixing tears and sweat.

13.Sep.2006 9/11 - The inevitable consequence of our choices -By Tom Feeley
A mind set exists which allows us to think, that simply because we were born within these borders, we are somehow entitled to a enjoy a greater degree of respect and dignity than we are prepared to acknowledge are the birth right of all the worlds people.

13.Sep.2006 No Mercy -By Sheila Samples
We have been insulted and deceived, our courts dismantled, our Congress neutered, our children murdered in an illegal, genocidal war, our elections stolen, our tax dollars wasted. Today, we are stranded on our own rooftops, pleading for a November 2006 rescue.

13.Sep.2006 Nato plea for Afghan troops is rebuffed: Nato’s plans to provide reinforcements for its hard-pressed troops in Afghanistan suffered a setback on Tuesday, as a series of countries ruled out providing further soldiers and controversy mounted over the alliance’s tactics.

13.Sep.2006 2 Cuban activists accept plea deal for illegal weapons stash: Prominent Cuban exile and local real estate developer Santiago Alvarez admitted Monday he illegally stashed weapons at a Broward County apartment complex and attempted to move them after federal authorities appeared at his office with a search warrant.

13.Sep.2006 Cuban bomb suspect to be released : Venezuela, which says he was behind a 1976 plane bombing that killed 73 people, condemned the latest ruling.

13.Sep.2006 Venezuela's Chavez Plans to Take Over Port, Sugar Factory : Among those companies that have had property seized by Chavez are H.J. Heinz Co., the world's largest ketchup maker + those owned by Lorenzo Mendoza, Venezuela's second-wealthiest man.

13.Sep.2006 Video: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: How the U.S. Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions

13.Sep.2006 Time Runs Out on Bolton Nomination: Last week's eleventh-hour request by moderate Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee put off its vote on President George W. Bush's nomination of the outspoken -- some say bullying -- envoy pending clarification of the administration's current Middle East policies may have doomed Bolton's chances.

13.Sep.2006 White House Gains Concessions in Senate Measure on Tribunals: The Bush administration has won concessions from key Senate Republicans in proposed legislation on standards for detainee treatment and the rules for military trials of terrorism suspects

13.Sep.2006 Sidney Blumenthal: How bad is he?:

11.Sep.2001 -before- Bush ran as a moderate, tacked right + governed ineffectually

11.Sep.2001 -Since then- Bush 's become the most radical American president in history - + arguably the worst.

13.Sep.2006 Robert Trivers and Noam Chomsky discuss propaganda and deception. Video

13.Sep.2006 Prophet and Loss: A litany of business failures suggests Pat Robertson is losing his Midas touch

13.Sep.2006 EXCLUSIVE...9/11 Debate: Loose Change Filmmakers vs. Popular Mechanics Editors of "Debunking 9/11 Myths"

13.Sep.2006 Video: Loose Change 2nd Edition Recut

13.Sep.2006 11.Sep.2001 : What We Saw: Never before seen private video from 9/11/
Hamas Gives Abbas OK For Negotiations:

Hamas officials gave Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the go-ahead Tuesday for negotiations with Israel, a major shift in the militant Islamic group's position as it works to end its international isolation.

13.Sep.2006 Any excuse to avoid a real peace: Livni: If Abbas joins Hamas terror government, we will have a problem : The current Hamas-led Palestinian government will be dissolved within 48 hours and a new prime minister appointed, a Palestinian Authority spokesman said Monday. The new government is expected to be a unity government including both Hamas and Fatah factions.

13.Sep.2006 Israel orders release of 21 detained Hamas officials: A lawyer for the detainees said the release ordered by Ofer Military Court would be on bail + that the roster included three Palestinian cabinet ministers, one of them a parliament member, as well as 18 other lawmakers.

13.Sep.2006 Ismail Haniyeh: A policy of punishment : Your people understand the Palestinians suffer a great injustice, Mr Blair - but you are adding to it

13.Sep.2006 Blair is no help to the Middle East : Having finally obtained his visa from George Bush to visit the Middle East, Tony Blair must rank as one of the most unwelcome British visitors to the region in decades

13.Sep.2006 IDF commander: We fired more than a million cluster bombs in Lebanon : "What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs," the head of an IDF rocket unit in Lebanon said regarding the use of cluster bombs and phosphorous shells during the war.

13.Sep.2006 Kill Arabs, Cry Anti-Semitism: A central thesis of my book Beyond Chutzpah is that whenever Israel faces a public relations debacle its apologists sound the alarm that a "new anti-Semitism" is upon us.

13.Sep.2006 3 Killed in deadly attack on US embassy in Syria: Three armed men have been killed and one wounded after they attacked the US embassy in Damascus in what Syria has called a terrorist operation.

13.Sep.2006 Six nations drop effort to criticize Iran jointly: Six world powers abandoned attempts today to issue a joint statement criticizing Iran's nuclear defiance after China and Russia refused to endorse U.S.-backed tough language, diplomats said.

13.Sep.2006 Iran sets rules on enrichment suspension : In the closed-door meetings Iran "had a long list of conditions, including a complete and total halt in activity at the UN Security Council, an absolute terms for stepping down from going for sanctions and that Iran would have the right to nuclear fuel technology on its soil," a western diplomat said on Monday.
13.Sep.2006 Charge of the heavy brigade : Soldiers active in the 'war on terror' cannot speak out. But their former commanders can

13.Sep.2006 Iraqi elections believed to have worsened divisions, report says: In spite of a sharp increase in Sunni-Shiite violence, however, attacks on U.S.-led coalition forces are still the primary source of bloodshed in Iraq, the report found. It was the latest in a series of recent grim assessments of conditions in Iraq.

13.Sep.2006 Zbigniew Brzezinski: "Victory Would Be A Fata Morgana": Iraqis are not primitive people who need American colonial tutelage to resolve their problems.

13.Sep.2006 Nonaligned want terrorism redefined : : More than 100 other nations are pushing to broaden the world's definition of "terrorism" to include the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.

13.Sep.2006 Frank Rich: Donald Rumsfeld's Dance With the Nazis: Here's how brazen Mr. Rumsfeld was when he invoked Hitler's appeasers to score his cheap points:
13.Sep.2006 Rockefeller: Bush Duped Public On Iraq--CBS News Exclusive :
Rockefeller went a step further. He says the world would be better off today if the USA had never invaded Iraq — even if it means Saddam Hussein would still be running Iraq.

13.Sep.2006 Britain’s Role in the Israeli-Hezbollah War -By David Wearing
Outside of the UK, those who have not already done so must now recognise Britain – not just its current Prime Minister - as nothing less than a fully paid up and active member of the neo-conservative imperial project + deal with it on that basis.

13.Sep.2006 The Moral Bankruptcy of Israel's Founding Idea -The Coming Collapse of Zionism -By Kathleen Christison-Former CIA Analyst
Is it only observers outside the conventional mainstream who have noticed that by its murderous assault on Lebanon and simultaneously on Gaza, Israel finally exposed, for even the most deluded to see, the total bankruptcy of its very founding idea?

13.Sep.2006 The Day That Changed Everything Wasn't 9/11 -By Ira Chernus
Yes, it changed everything -- not 11.Sep.2001 , when the Twin Towers collapsed, but November 9, 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell and left the U.S. at sea, drifting without an enemy in a strange new world.

"Ist es nicht faszinierend, wie eng der Geruch mit den anderen Teilen des Gehirns verwoben ist?", staunt auch Gordon Shepherd. Als eine Art Vordenker des Geruchs versucht der Yale-Professor seit Jahren, die Aufmerksamkeit auf diesen vernachlässigten Sinn zu lenken.
Die besondere Bedeutung des Geruchs beim Menschen sieht er allerdings weniger auf dem Terrain der Pheromone. Ihn fasziniert vielmehr, wie in der Großhirnrinde die Sinne miteinander verschaltet werden. Erst hier nämlich verschmelzen die Daten aus Nase, Zunge und Gaumen zum Gesamteindruck eines Rinderbratens. Hier erst vervollkommnet die leichte Reizung des Schmerznervs durch den Pfeffer das Geschmackserlebnis.

Doch eine Frage blieb noch unbeantwortet: Wenn die Fähigkeit der Menschen, chemisch miteinander zu kommunizieren, im Verlauf ihrer Evolution verkümmert ist, warum riechen sie dann so intensiv?
Kein anderer Primat trägt, wie der Mensch, Duftdrüsen in der Achselhöhle. "Die produzieren ein hochkompliziertes Gemisch aus Steroiden, Fettsäuren und anderen Substanzen, zusammen sicher 100 verschiedene", berichtet die Psychologin Bettina Pause von der Universität Düsseldorf. "Bei jedem Tier würde man von einem eigenen Duftorgan sprechen."

"Die Überzeugungskraft des Duftes ist nicht abzuwehren, sie geht in uns hinein wie die Atemluft in unsere Lungen", schreibt Süskind in seinem Roman. Und in der Tat gibt er damit ziemlich genau den Befund der Neuroanatomen wieder: Die Sinneseindrücke der Hör-, Seh-, Geschmacks- oder Tastnerven werden aufbereitet, ehe sie ins Großhirn gelangen. Sie alle müssen zuvor ein spezielles Relais, den Thalamus, passieren. Einzig die Riechnerven senden ihre Botschaft am Thalamus vorbei direkt ins Hirn. Schutzlos wie keinem anderen seiner Sinnesorgane ist der Homo sapiens deshalb seiner Nase ausgeliefert.
Taub heißt, wer nicht hören kann; wer nicht sieht, ist blind. Und wer nicht riechen kann? Die Wissenschaft hat dafür den Begriff der Anosmie geprägt, die Umgangssprache kennt das Phänomen gar nicht - und dies, obwohl Hunderttausende in Deutschland darunter leiden.
Molekularbiologen verfolgen dazu die Signalkette in den Zellen der Riechschleimhaut; Elektrophysiologen untersuchen, wie Riechen, Schmecken und Fühlen miteinander wechselwirken; und Neurologen schieben ihre Probanden in den Tomografen, um aufzuzeichnen, welche Gehirnregionen auf welche Düfte reagieren. Ganz langsam, so zeigte sich auf dem Kongress, passen die Puzzleteile ineinander. "Es scheint, als hätten wir den ersten Schritt zum Verständnis, wie im Gehirn ein Geruchsbild entsteht, bereits getan", verkündete die Nobelpreisträgerin Linda Buck in ihrem Eröffnungsvortrag.
Kein Zweifel: Der Geruch ist der unmittelbarste und doch flüchtigste aller Sinne.

Zum Angriff auf den Geruchssinn, wenngleich ganz anderer Art, trafen sich pünktlich zum Filmstart auch rund 400 Wissenschaftler. Zum Jahreskongress der Riechforschung hatten sie sich im andalusischen Granada versammelt. Ihr gemeinsames Ziel: dem wohl unheimlichsten der menschlichen Sinne seine Geheimnisse zu entreißen.

Israelischen Berichten zufolge zog der General mit seinem Schritt die Konsequenzen aus den weithin kritisierten Mängeln beim Libanon-Einsatz der Armee. Adam waren zu große Vorsicht und Zögerlichkeit vorgehalten worden. Die Zeitung "Maariv" berichtete unter Berufung auf Vertraute Adams, der General wolle mit seinem Rücktritt ein Exempel statuieren und andere hohe Militärs zur Demission bewegen.
Nase und Hirn: Das Geheimnis des sozialen Riechens
13.Sep.2006 Geheimgefängnisse: CIA- Agenten wappnen sich für Anklagen
Simulation: Wirbelstürme werden verheerender
13.Sep.2006 Heute in den Feuilletons: "Respekt vor geistiger Freiheit"
13.Sep.2006 Nahost: Leitender General von Israels Libanon- Einsatz tritt zurück

13.Sep.2006 Indonesien: Wale versenken Fischerboot

13.Sep.2006 Statistik: China will Index für wirtschaftliches Glück einführen

13.Sep.2006 Umfrage: Schlechte Werte für Union und SPD
13.Sep.2006 Fox News Reports — And Decides: America Is Safer - Payson 

During its coverage of the 9/11 anniversary yesterday and today, Fox News examined the question: “Are we safer five years after the attacks?” Their answer: a resounding yes. Watch it:

National security and terrorism experts disagree. A recent bipartisan survey by the Center for American Progress and Foreign Policy magazine found that 86 % of the surveyed experts believe the world is now more dangerous + 84 % believe the USA is losing the war on terror.

The public agrees. Just 14 % of Americans feel safer now than they did five years ago.


- BUSH: Many Americans look at these events and ask the same question, five years after 9/11, are we safer? The answer is yes.

- FOX NEWS ANCHOR: The president says, as he has said repeatedly this week, that we are safer than we were prior to the 9/11 attacks. However, we are not completely safe.

- RICE: We are safer, but we are not yet safe.

- FOX NEWS ANCHOR: A reminder, as Condi Rice said to Fox yesterday, that while we are much safer since 9/11, we are not safe yet.

- ELIZABETH MCDONALD: Look, anybody who says we’re not safer now is just politicizing the issue.

- FOX NEWS GUEST: And we do tend to forget what happened on 9/11, but we do, I think, feel safer. At least, Americans seem to feel safer now than they did, you know, right afterwards.

- OLIVER NORTH: Let me go around the horn with each one of you, because you are the experts in your field. The question on the minds of everybody five years after this attack is: are we safer? Jennifer, are we safer as a country?

GRIFFIN: In the USA, it’s a much safer and more secure environment. [snip]

HERRIDGE: I’d say we’re safer in large part we’re able to choke off the money for groups like al Qaeda. [snip]

ROSEN: So on the whole, I think objectively, we would have to conclude that yes we are safer than we were on September 10th, 2001.

NORTH: Brett Baier, you get the last word. Safer or not?

BAIER: Ollie, I think we’re safer as a nation and I think the president has mentioned this many times - we’re safe, but not yet completely safe.

- CARD: I think we are definitely safer than we were on September 10th, 2001.

- WALLACE: All of us have our own thoughts about the last five years, where are we on the war on terror?

HUME: We’re certainly safer. I think that’s clear.
The 9/11 Timeline - Think Progress 

To mark the five-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, ThinkProgress has created a comprehensive timeline documenting the key events since 11.Sep.2001 . Our timeline charts five threads:

– The steady increase in international terrorism and the growth of al Qaeda
– The campaign to block and obstruct the work of the 9/11 Commission + the failure to carry out the commission’s recommendations
– The failure to stablize and rebuild Afghanistan
– The downgrading of the hunt for Osama bin Laden
– The steady decline of America’s image abroad

Check out the timeline HERE. (We also have a timeline detailing the war in Iraq.) If there is something important we missed, let us know in the comments section or send us an email. DiggIt!
13.Sep.2006 9/11 Commission Vice Chair: Path to 9/11 Is ‘Not Good For the Country’ - Think Progress 

In his first public comments about the matter, former Vice Chairman of the 9/11 Commission, Lee Hamilton, said he was not asked to participate in the production of ABC’s The Path to 9/11, noting it is one of the few instances that he has not been asked to participate with Kean on a project related to the Commission’s work. He condemned the docudrama, saying that to fudge the distinction between news and entertainment “is not good for the country.” Watch it: Digg It!


I was not asked to participate in the ABC production. As far as I can remember Tom, it’s about the only time when — you and I were asked to do so many things together — they didn’t ask me to participate in this. I didn’t even know about it. Tom mentioned on one or two occassions that he was advising ABC + I didn’t pay much attention to it.

After there was a screening on a Sunday night as I recall, which I did not attend, I got calls from several Democrats who objected very strongly to the way in which Sandy Berger and Madeleine Albright and even president clinton were portrayed. As it was described to me then, I thought that the letter signed by Bruce Lindsey and Mr. Doug Band, I think it is, was accurate in their criticisms of ABC. That they portrayed Sandy Berger and Madeleine Albright doing things that they did not in fact do.

Now, ABC presents this as I understand it — I did not see it last night either — as a docudrama. I don’t like the ring of that. It is either a documentary or it is a drama. And to fudge it causes me a great deal of concern and suggests to me that news and entertainment are getting dangerously intertwined. And I do not think that that is good for the country. Because an event of this consequence is very hard to understand + to distort it or to not present it factually in this kind of presentation I think does not serve the country well.
Alex Jones: Most Police, Firefighters Now Believe 9/11 Inside Job - Paul Joseph Watson -Truth events at ground zero enjoy very encouraging reception
13.Sep.2006 Four charged with terror offences Four men are charged after a series of police raids targeted an alleged network of terrorist recruiters.
13.Sep.2006 Glaxo pays record $3bn in tax row Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline agrees to pay out a record $3.1bn to end a tax row with the US government.
13.Sep.2006 Humans 'causing stronger storms' Human production of greenhouse gases is largely responsible for increasing storm severity, scientists say.
13.Sep.2006 Public health plans 'in disarray' Measures to tackle rising public health problems are being scrapped or postponed due to lack of funds, health chiefs say.
13.Sep.2006 William Ziff, tech media pioneer, dies at 76 Former head of the Ziff-Davis publishing empire and an influence on many of today's industry leaders, dies of cancer.
13.Sep.2006 HP's boardroom drama Investigation into media leaks used controversial data-gathering method, SEC filing confirms.

welcome to screw loose change video

Welcome to the index site of the Screw Loose Change video, not related to the Screw Loose Change Blog or the Screw Loose Change MySpace.  Here you will find information that counters the "evidence" that the popular film Loose Change presents and my own subtitled version of the film that goes through each and every statement in Loose Change 2nd edition.  By using their own words and film, Screw Loose Change debunks the theories presented in Loose Change.   

You can view a much more detailed analysis of the Loose Change 2nd Edition video by reading Mark Robert's Viewer Guide.  This was my main source and inspiration of the video. why create this site?

The reason why I went through the trouble of creating a subtitled version of Loose Change and this website is because I am a firm believer of facts and evidence.  I do not care for vague assumptions, theories, or possibilities + neither should you.  When you try to label the government for being a butcher and slaughtering 3000 of his own people, you better provide concrete evidence to back that up.
Ambassador Joseph Wilson Updates BuzzFlash on the Bush Administration's Betrayal of Our National Security
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Brent Budowsky: My Letter to the Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution

13.Sep.2006 React to BuzzFlash Commentary. Visit BuzzFlash.Org and Chime in.
Cindy Sheehan: It's Personal - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution

13.Sep.2006 Iraq and Iran Leaders Meet in Tehran + They Aren't Spreading Democracy -- A BuzzFlash News Alert
Greg Palast: Charged with Journalism in the First Degree - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution

13.Sep.2006 The generals at the breakfast table: "All of them agreed that America's strategy and tactics in Iraq have failed and that Bush's policy of "staying the course" in Iraq isn't likely to produce anything but more frustration, more and greater problems for the USA in a dangerous world + more and bloodier surprises for the 135,000 U.S. troops in Iraq." 9/13
It is an ``age when assertion tends to overwhelm evidence, when claim so easily trumps facts," as Ron Suskind wrote in ``The One % Doctrine," his troubling account of the war on terror. 9/13
Read "The Best War Ever: Lies, Damned Lies + the Mess in Iraq," by Sheldon Rampton, John Stauber

Repetition of unlikely events is even more unlikely in fact, but is favorable for the meme.

The Big Lie Strategy

The single biggest component of the strategy of exploiting people's weaknesses for the cover-up was to make the attack so outrageous that most people would refuse to even consider that it could be the work of insiders. This principle of deception was well understood by one of the most successful mass-murderers in history: Adolf Hitler, who articulated it in his prison diary, Mein Kampf.

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title: Big_Lie: Mein Kampf extract

authors: Adolf Hitler

All this was inspired by the principle - which is quite true in itself - that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths + they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation.

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12.Sep.2006 Atlantis- Astronauten: Erster Weltraum- Spaziergang beendet
12.Sep.2006 Atomstreit mit Iran: Vetomächte können sich nicht einigen
12.Sep.2006 Brandenburg- Mafia: XY- Bande muss hinter Gitter
12.Sep.2006 Syrien: Terrorattacke auf US- Botschaft in Damaskus

12.Sep.2006 Genreis in Deutschland: Nicht ungesund - aber bedenklich

12.Sep.2006 Genfood aus den USA: "Versenkt Euren Reis im Ozean"
12.Sep.2006 Angriff auf US- Botschaft in Damaskus: Angst im Hochsicherheitsviertel
12.Sep.2006 Hintergrund: Islamisten nehmen Syrien ins Visier
12.Sep.2006 Peinlich für Schwarzenegger: Rechnernetz des Gouvernators gehackt
12.Sep.2006 Spionage- Affäre: Rücktritte bei Hewlett- Packard
12.Sep.2006 Teenager: Vaterlose Mädchen pubertieren früher

12.Sep.2006 Neuer Aktionär: Russland will Mitspracherecht bei Airbus
12.Sep.2006 Treffen in Teheran: Iran und Irak rücken zusammen
12.Sep.2006 Kriminalität: Gutachten billigt Europäischen Haftbefehl
12.Sep.2006 "Fuck"- Aufsatz: Der Jäger des F- Worts
12.Sep.2006 Kalifornien: Polizei fasst Dutzende Pädophile
ISS: Spaziergang für neue Solarsegel

12.Sep.2006 Studien- Empfehlung: Aids- Medikamente nur für Großstädter

12.Sep.2006 Heute in den Feuilletons: "Alle Information muss frei sein"
12.Sep.2006 Weltraumspaziergang: Astronauten bringen Sonnensegel an
12.Sep.2006 Neuseeland: Meteor erschreckt Anwohner
12.Sep.2006 Abbau des Sozialstaats: Dolchstoß durch den Konsumenten
Marcel Reich- Ranicki: "Er war einer der Großen"

12.Sep.2006 Zum Tod von Joachim Fest: Der stolze Einzelgänger
12.Sep.2006 EU- Kontrollen: Genreis in jeder fünften Probe
12.Sep.2006 Gefahr USA: IWF- Direktor warnt vor globaler Rezession

12.Sep.2006 Uruguay: Erste Anklagen wegen Menschenrechtsverbrechen
12.Sep.2006 Rechtsextremismus: Thierse wirft Polizei lasches Durchgreifen vor
12.Sep.2006 Bushs Rede zur Nation: Kampf gegen Terror bis zu Sieg oder Niederlage

12.Sep.2006 Demokratie: Schwere Pannen bei Wahl in Niedersachsen

12.Sep.2006 Indien: Ein Land für unsere Pillen- Tests

12.Sep.2006 Naturprodukt: Kleider aus Hühnerfedern
12.Sep.2006 Rede zum Jahrestag des 11. September: Bush verspricht Sieg im Krieg gegen Terror
9/11 Chair: Attack Was Preventable Head Of Sept. 11 Panel Lays Blame Inside Bush Administration
17.Dec.2003 NEW YORK,
A fireball explodes from one of the World Trade Center towers after a hijacked airliner crashed into the building, 11.Sep.2001.   (AP)
Kean promises major revelations in public testimony beginning next month from top officials in the FBI, CIA, Defense Department, National Security Agency and, maybe, President Bush and former President Clinton.
For the first time, the chairman of the independent commission investigating the

11.Sep.2001 attacks is saying publicly that

11.Sep.2001 could have + should have been prevented, reports CBS News Correspondent Randall Pinkston .
"This is a very, very important part of history and we've got to tell it right," said Thomas
"As you read the report, you're going to have a pretty clear idea what wasn't done and what should have been done," he said.

"This was not something that had to happen."

The attacks of 9/11 were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics + personnel.

Former national security aide and counter-terror advisor Richard Clarke has postulated that such a conspiracy could never be kept a secret.

Too many people would have been involved, he said.

On this point I disagree with Clarke completely +

point to the fact that

the Manhattan Project, which developed the atom bomb +

the stealth fighter project

were both successfully kept secret.

The numbers of people involved in both of those projects far exceeded the numbers of people within the USA government required to execute 9/11.

So the near-capture of bin Laden in this docudrama is a “composite?”

A “composite” of what?

“Composite” implies that they condensed things THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED in order to make the story either more exciting or fit into a time constraint.

If things never happened, they are not composites, they are fabrication.

Here’s an example Kean might better understand.

I plan to make a docudrama about a former male Kean intern + all the responsibilities that intern had.

I then claim one of those responsibilities included this intern mounting Kean and riding him like a bucking bronco, thrice weekly, for the duration of that young man’s internship.

And when people closest to Kean called him up to ask if he was indeed using his intern as a well-oiled boy toy, why, Tommy just HUNG UP the phone! Do you believe him? What NERVE!

If I made THAT movie, Kean would raise holy hell, no matter how much I defended myself by saying “But…it’s a COMPOSITE of that intern’s responsibilities!

I’m not CLAIMING this is 100% fact!


Watch the movie!

And then we can discuss our differences of opinion as to whether this intern made Kean squeal like a school girl dozens of times!”

Kean would be livid! Kean would try to sue me for every cent I had and more! Why? Because it’s not a “composite” of events if some of those events never happened!

OOOoooohhhhhh…aaaaaahhhhh…see, NOW it might make sense to ya, Tommy Boy.

Comment by slappymagoo — September 6, 2006

Kean has always known that the 9/11 report he helped to write is a complete whitewash of what actually occured > he is an accomplice in lying to the American people to cover-up a heinous crime that most likely was/is a government instigated conspiracy, so now Kean in conjunction with ABC is trying to brainwash baloney into the minds of children and adults who are slow-witted {meaning most Bush lovers}!

Comment by Jay Randal — September 6, 2006

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Filed under: -tag=Path+to+911.htm Posted by Nico September 6, 2006

they chose to portray it this way, but my memory of it is that it could have happened any number of ways.
"Hey the people that made 'Loose Change' made things up and everybody didn't get their panties in a bunch. Whats the big deal? If you base your views and"
Loose Change was made by an angry conspiracy theorist teenager on a tiny budget and is not backed by any supposedly serious media outlet.
Road to 9/11has cost 30,000,000 dollars to make, claims to be based on the 9/11 commission report, will be shown on ABC with no commercials + then offered as a free download on iTunes.
Are you getting the picture here? It's called Big Media spending Big Money spreading the Big Lie.

.Sep.2006 This is like comparing oranges to an apple tree Submitted by tas

Moore's last documentary -- which came out quite a few months before the 2004 election -- was a feature film that never promised to present an unbiased view of 9/11.

It was funded and released by a major film studio and people could choose whether or not they wanted to shell out $10 to see it at Showcase.

ABC's 9/11 docudrama, on the otherhand, reportedly tries to play itself as a unbiased view of the events + it being aired two months before the election on one of the three original major networks.

Even people without cable have access to watch this docudrama. And while people can choose whether or not they want to watch it, the fact is that a feature which plays for free on everyone's television -- that's been heavily advertised as a special event -- is going to be seen. Especially since a $10 ticket price is not included.
The myth of fair elections in America
The debacle surrounding the Republican victory 00.000.2000 demonstrated to the world that America's electoral process is wide open to abuse. But

as Paul Harris discovers, the system has actually worsened since then
One person, one vote. Count the totals. The one with the most wins. The beauty of democracy is its simplicity and its inherent fairness. It equalises everyone, even as it empowers everyone. What could go wrong? In America, it turns out, quite a lot.

Everyone remembers the debacle in Florida, 2000. The recounts, the law suits and the eventual deciding of a presidential election - not by the voters - but by the Supreme Court. The memory still causes a collective shudder to America's body politic.
Half think UK 'losing terror war'
More than half of Britons think the "war on terror" is being lost in the UK and abroad, a survey for the BBC suggests.

11.Sep.2006 Adolph/Adolf Hitler Schicklgruber - his psychology + development

Hitler tells you who he is through his own words: a focus on just who Adolf/Adolph Hitler was. Also his youthful experiences that shaped his ...
11.Sep.2006 Gipfeltreffen der Blockfreien: Geschlossen gegen die Supermächte

11.Sep.2006 Concern Over Creating Black Holes - kdawson 101
Maria Williams about worry surrounding the impending startup of CERN's Large Hadron Collider. Some fear that the device, in creating mini black holes, could jeopardize Life As We Know It.

While the tiny black holes should evaporate quickly — throwing off so-called Hawking radiation that can be detected — CERN software developer Ran Livneh reminds us that

"Any physicist will tell you that there is no way to prove that generated black holes will decay." The LHC site assures us there's nothing to worry about.

The flap is reminiscent of the time the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider went live. The worry then was that "negative strangelets" could gobble up the world.
Unclaimed BlackBerry diverts United flight
Blog: The Houston Chronicle is reporting that a United Airlines jet bound for San Francisco was diverted to Dallas on Monday because...

11.Sep.2006 US- Geheimdienst: Europaparlament forscht auch in Deutschland nach CIA- Gefängnissen
11.Sep.2006 Wahlkampf in Berlin: Jusos rufen Offensive gegen Neonazi- Attacken aus
11.Sep.2006 Path to 9/11 Trounced By Football, Ties CBS Rerun - Think Progress 

Apparently, there isn’t a big audience for myths about 9/11. Preliminary ratings information show that Path to 9/11 was not only trounced by Sunday Night Football, it only managed to tie a rerun of a CBS documentary about 9/11. A summary: SHOW RATING SHARE
NFL Football (NBC) 15.1 23
9/11 (CBS, rerun) 8.2 12
Path to 9/11 (ABC) 8.2 12

Looks like predictions that the effort to correct Path to 9/11’s inaccuracies would improve ABC’s ratings were wrong.
11.Sep.2006 MSNBC fires Eric Alterman. - Nico - Read Eric’s take here, then stop by his new home at Media Matters.
11.Sep.2006 McCain Distorts Polling Data, Labels Bush’s Iraq Critics ‘Schizophrenics’ - Faiz 

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) repeated his false assertion yesterday that most Americans oppose a timetable for Iraq withdrawal, but went further in criticizing the American public,

calling them “schizophrenic” about their position on Iraq:

“Americans are really kind of schizophrenic about this issue,” Mr. McCain said just prior to a fund-raising lunch for Rep. Dan Lungren, a Republican of California. “They’re frustrated + they want us to get out, but if we ask the American people if we should set a certain date or a calendar, they agree with the president + with me + with Dan, that is a recipe for disaster. We have to have conditions on the ground that indicate we can withdraw.”

As ThinkProgress has previously documented, a majority of Americans reject Bush’s “stay the course” policy and want the U.S. to set a timetable for the withdrawal of forces from Iraq. Rather than exhibiting waffling attitudes about the war, polling data has shown an unmistakably clear trend in recent months. Mystery Pollster writes, “Looking at the questions pollsters are now asking about prospective Iraq policy, I see fewer differences and far more consistency, a finding that may reflect a gradual hardening of opinion.”

Bush_s_Iraq_Critics_Schizophrenics">Digg it!
Artist Banksy targets Disneyland "Guerrilla artist" Banksy smuggles a life-size statue of a Guantanamo Bay detainee into Disneyland.

Deutsche Forscher haben das Erbgut eines Bakteriums entziffert, das Bioplastik herstellen kann. Sie hoffen, dass die Mikroorganismen eines Tages neuartige Kunststoffe produzieren werden.

"Ralstonia eutropha" heißt das vielseitige Bakterium, das wie Pflanzen Kohlendioxid verarbeiten kann, aber auch organische Komponenten, Wasserstoff und Sauerstoff als Energiequellen nutzt. Normalerweise lebt es im Boden und in Frischwasser. Die Eigenschaft des Winzlings, in seinem Inneren unter bestimmten Bedingungen Polyester als Energiequelle zu speichern, ist bereits seit längerer Zeit bekannt. Sie wird auch schon genutzt, zum Beispiel um damit biologisch abbaubare Verpackungen zu produzieren.
9/11- Gedenken: Die Zeit steht still am Ground Zero Nahost: China verstärkt Libanon- Friedenstruppe

11.Sep.2006 Flexible Fische: Mehr Sex dank neuen Geschlechts

11.Sep.2006 Minusrekord in Niedersachsen: Auf Nimmerwiedersehen, Wähler!
Asem- Gipfel: EU und asiatische Staaten wollen mehr Klimaschutz
11.Sep.2006 USA: Flugzeug wegen verdächtigen Computers umgeleitet
11.Sep.2006 Ground Zero: Die USA trauern um die Opfer von 9/11
Umstrittener US- Thriller: Als Lewinsky Bin Laden rettete
11.Sep.2006 Terror: Wie al- Qaida den Jahrestag der Anschläge begeht
11.Sep.2006 Biotechnologie: Genom von Plastik- Bakterien entschlüsselt
11.Sep.2006 Libanon: Parlamentspräsident versetzt Blair
Evidence is emerging from Africa that colours were being used in a symbolic way perhaps 200,000 years ago, a UK scientist working in the region claims.

Lawrence Barham has been studying tools and other artefacts left by ancient humans at a site in Zambia.

He says the range of mineral pigments, or ochres, found there hints at the use of paint, perhaps to mark the body.

If correct, it would push back the earliest known example of abstract thinking by at least 100,000 years.

Being able to conceptualise - the ability to let one thing represent another - was a giant leap in human evolution.

It was the mental activity that would eventually permit the development of sophisticated language and maths.
Cameron critical of US-UK policy David Cameron says the UK must not be a "slavish" ally of the US and warns against "simplistic" views of the terror fight.
11.Sep.2006 Bill Thompson column Several incidents highlight the dangers life online presents to preserving your privacy.
11.Sep.2006 Photos: Pictures that lie Photograph alteration has a long, seedy history. Digital technology, however, is taking the art to new levels.
11.Sep.2006 Everyone's First Reaction Was "Controlled Demolition" - Paul Joseph Watson -Rarely highlighted footage of an NBC news anchor commenting that the collapse of the twin towers was by
11.Sep.2006 Historians will Morally Impeach George W Bush for Exploiting, not Honoring 9/11 - sfux Brent Budowsky -

George W Bush will be impeached by the court of history for using 9-11 to create fear throughout the land, rather than bravery, courage and valor. Never in the history of our Republic has an event been ordained...
A Meta-Group Managing Drugs, Violence + the State - sfux Concluding Remarks: Meta-Groups and Transpolitics./Last Part XII
Peter Dale Scott - Relatively open societies produce wealth + wealth, unregulated, tends to convert what were once relatively...

11.Sep.2006 The Secret Right-Wing Network Behind ABC's 9/11 Deception - sfux 
Max Blumenthal - Less than 72 hours before ABC's "The Path to 9/11" is scheduled to air, the network is suddenly under siege. On Tuesday, ABC was forced to concede that "The Path to 9/11" is "a dramatization, not a documentary." The film deceptively invents scenes to depict former...

11.Sep.2006 Dienstag, 9. September 2001 - sfux Harald Haack -

Amerika machte das Kino zu dem Kino, das wir heute kennen: Horror, mordlüsterne Krimis und Western, die ohne Schusswaffen offensichtlich nicht auskommen, faschistoide Science Fiction, prüde Liebes- und Familienstories und vor allem Katastrophenszenarien. Der Rest ist unbedeutend geblieben. Schon im Alten Rom interessierte sich keiner für unblutige Schauspiele im Collosseum....
The 9/11 Commission: A Play on Nothing in Three Acts - sfux 
Sibel Edmonds & Bill Weaver - A wag once famously said that Samuel Beckett?s Waiting for Godot was a play where nothing happened . . . twice.

The two former co-chairmen of the 9-11 commission report, Thomas Kean + Lee Hamilton, have released a new book, "Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9-11 Commission."
This book goes Beckett one better ? it is the third act of veneer...

Wie die Öffentlichkeit in der Terrorabwehr getäuscht wird - sfux Karl Weiss - ?

Terroranschläge von der Größenordnung des 11. September vereitelt ??Einen Massenmord unvorstellbaren Aussmaßes hat die britische Polizei mit den Festnahmen verhindert.?

?Die Täter haben zwanzig Flugzeuge gleichzeitig zum Absturz bringen wollen. Bis zu 2000 Menschen wären ums Leben gekommen.?

?Zwar seien sie noch nicht in den Flugzeugen gesessen, aber dem Abflug sehr nahe gekommen?....
Zusammengefaßt: Acetonperoxid läßt sich als Sprengstoff nicht handhaben. Es ist viel zu gefährlich, noch weit gefährlicher als Nitroglyzerin. Es gibt auch keine einfache Methode, es zu phlegmatisieren, also handhabbar zu machen. Man kann es z.B. nicht in Kieselgur aufnehmen und es würde ungefährlich, wie das bei Nitroglyzerin der Fall ist (Dynamit).Es explodiert zwar unter Wasser nicht mehr leicht, aber das ist erneut ein Problem der Handhabbarkeit. Wie soll man es nun explodieren, ohne langes Versuchen und ohne daß man eine Zündexplosion auslöst mit einem Explosivstoff, den man wiederum nicht ins Flugzeug schmuggeln kann?
Gehen wir, bevor wir weiter ins Detail gehen, auf die Frage der Verfügbarkeit in jeder Apotheke ein.

11.Sep.2006 Thank You For Fighting For The Truth - Judd 

Last week, nearly 100,000 of you came to ThinkProgress and wrote to Bob Iger — President and CEO of the Walt Disney Company — demanding ABC tell the truth about 9/11. Tens of thousands more wrote Disney Chairman George Mitchell and ABC affiliates. You had an impact:

ABC stopped marketing Path to 9/11 as “based on the 9/11 report.”

– An extended disclaimer report ran three times during the first night alone.

Scholastic stopped promoting Path to 9/11 to students.

– Prominent media commentators, including many conservatives, spoke out against the film.

Substantial edits were made to the film.

In short, you accomplished a tremendous amount in less than a week.

Nevertheless, we remain disappointed that ABC decided to air several false and defamatory scenes. 9/11 is too important not to get it 100% right.

But ABC and the rest of the media now know that there is a large group of people out there who care deeply about the truth.
Cheney: War Critics Abet Terrorists - Judd 

Yesterday on Meet the Press, Vice President Cheney accused critics of the administration’s policies of assisting terrorists. Cheney said that the strategy of the terrorists is “to break our will.”

According to Cheney, terrorists “are encouraged, obviously, when they see the kind of debate that we’ve had in the USA, suggestions, for example, that we should withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq.”

The debate “validates the strategy of the terrorists.” Watch it: Digg it! Transcript:

CHENEY: The basic proposition for our adversaries–and we ought to take a minute and focus on it–they, they want to re-create the old caliphate that stretched from Spain all the way around to Southeast Asia.

They want to topple the regimes that are there today, they want to kick the U.S. out of that part of the world, destroy Israel, equip themselves with weapons of mass destructions, etc. In the course of doing that, their strategy for doing that is to break our will. They can’t beat us in a stand-up fight, they never have, but they’re absolutely convinced they can break our will. The American people don’t have the stomach for the fight.

So you look at situation today in Afghanistan or even in Iraq + you’ve got people who have doubts. They want to know whether or not if they stick their heads up, the USA, in fact, is going to be there to complete the mission. And those doubts are encouraged, obviously, when they see the kind of debate that we’ve had in the USA, suggestions, for example, that we should withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq, simply feed into that whole notion, validates the strategy of the terrorists.
September 11, 2006 - Think Progress 

“The clandestine U.S. commandos whose job is to capture or kill Osama bin Laden have not received a credible lead in more than two years ,” the Washington Post reports.

“Nothing from the vast U.S. intelligence world…has led them anywhere near the al-Qaeda leader.”

“The chief of intelligence for the Marine Corps in Iraq recently filed an unusual secret report concluding that the prospects for securing that country’s western Anbar province are dim and that there is almost nothing the U.S. military can do to improve the political and social situation there.”

A Miami Herald investigation found that at least 10 South Florida journalists “received regular payments…total[ing] thousands of dollars” from the Bush administration to appear on U.S. government-run stations aimed at undermining Cuba’s communist government .

“ Iran is ready to consider complying at least temporarily with a U.N. Security Council demand that it freeze uranium enrichment, which can be used in developing atomic weapons, diplomats told The Associated Press on Sunday.”

A coalition of religious leaders, environmentalists and businesses are screening a new documentary about climate change to evangelical groups across the country.

Their aim is to “turn the large and powerful conservative Christian constituency into a voting block united behind making the reduction of greenhouse gases a top priority among politicians.”

Al Qaeda’s second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri released a videotape to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, underscoring the fact that he still has not been caught.

Addressing the West, Zawahiri said, “Your leaders are hiding from you the true extent of the disaster.”

“The rates of homicide and firearm violence jumped 00.000.2005 , ending a decadelong decline, according to a new U.S. Justice Department report.”

The National Crime Victimization Survey found that nationwide, homicides increased 4.8 %, from 16,140 00.000.2004 to 16,910 last year.

Afghanistan’s ambassador to the U.S., Said Jawad, “called yesterday for more military and economic help from the West , citing a spike in terrorist activity in the past six months and fears that it could spread.”

A growing number of CIA counterterrorism officers are insuring themselves against possible civil lawsuits. “The new enrollments reflect heightened anxiety at the CIA that officers may be vulnerable to accusations they were involved in abuse, torture, human rights violations and other misconduct.”

And finally: The New York Times interviews families of victims of 9/11 + finds that, “while they were at markedly different stages in the healing process, many have found constructive ways of embracing life without forgetting.” Read their stories here.
11.Sep.2006 Report: Saddam and Al Qaeda Enemies, Not Collaborators - Faiz 

On 11.Sep.2001, Bush articulated the so-called Bush Doctrine: “We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.”

Declassified portions of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Phase II report released Friday make definitively clear that Iraq never qualified for inclusion in the Doctrine.

Al Qaeda was responsible for the 9/11 terrorist acts.

Key portions of the new Intel Committee report indicate that Bush attacked an Iraqi regime that not only lacked an operational relationship with al Qaeda, but was hostile toward the terrorist network.

By making the strategic mistake of attacking Iraq, Bush’s policy accomplished the goals of the al Qaeda network. Here’s what the report says:

[Bin] Ladin generally opposed collaboration [with Baghdad]. (p. 65)

According to debriefs of multiple detainees — including Saddam Hussein and former Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz — and capture documents, Saddam did not trust al-Qa’ida or any other radical Islamist group + did not want to cooperate with them. (p. 67)

Aziz underscored Saddam’s distrust of Islamic extremists like bin Ladin, stating that when the Iraqi regime started to see evidence that Wahabists had come to Iraq, “the Iraqi regime issued a decree aggressively outlawing Wahabism in Iraq and threatening offenders with execution.” (p. 67)

Another senior Iraqi official stated that Saddam did not like bin Ladin because he called Saddam an “unbeliever.” (p.73)

Conclusion 1: … Postwar findings indicate that Saddam Hussein was distrustful of al-Qa’ida and viewed Islamic extremists as a threat to his regime, refusing all requests from al Qa’ida to provide material or operational support. Debriefings of key leaders of the former Iraqi regime indicate that Saddam distrusted Islamic radicals in general + al Qa’ida in particular… Debriefings also indicate that Saddam issued a general order that Iraq should not deal with al Qa’ida. No postwar information suggests that the Iraqi regime attempted to facilitate a relationship with bin Ladin. (p. 105)

Conclusion 5:…

Postwar information indicates that Saddam Hussein attempted, unsuccessfully, to locate and capture al-Zarqawi and that the regime did not have a relationship with, harbor, or turn a blind eye toward Zarqawi. (p. 109)
11.Sep.2006 DC affiliate (WJLA) distances itself from Path to 9/11: - Amanda 

“Tonight’s movie The Path to 9/11 was produced by the ABC television network. The program has received some criticism for its depiction of events leading up to the 11.Sep.2001 attack on America…

The dramatized portrayals in this program do not necessarily reflect the views of WJLA television or its ownership…”
In New Zealand, ABC follows through with smear - Judd 

on Berger. The network made minimal edits to a scene that has no basis in the 9/11 Commission Report or reality. Watch the video here. Other scenes from the New Zealand version of Path to 9/11 here.
11.Sep.2006 Cheney Ignores Senate Intel Report, Cites Zarqawi As Evidence of Iraq/Al Qaeda Connection - Judd 

On Friday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report that concluded there was no relationship between Saddam Hussein and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. According to the report, “a CIA assessment in October 2005 concluded that Hussein’s government ‘did not have a relationship, harbor, or turn a blind eye toward Zarqawi and his associates.’” In fact, Hussein tried to capture Zarqawi.

This morning on Meet the Press, Cheney repeatedly cited Zarqawi as the link between pre-war Iraq and al-Qaeda. When Tim Russert mentioned the Senate Intelligence Committee report, Cheney said he “hadn’t seen it.” Watch it: Digg It! Transcript:

CHENEY: You’ve got Iraq and Al Qaeda, testimony from the Director of C.I.A. that there was indeed a relationship — Zarqawi in baghdad. et cetera. Then the

RUSSERT: The committee said there was no relationship. in fact saddam —

CHENEY: I haven’t seen the report. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet.

RUSSERT: But Mr. Vice President the bottom line is…

CHENEY: We know that Zarqawi running the terrost camp in Afghanistan prior to 9/11. After we went in after 9/11, then fled and went to Baghdad and set up operations in Baghdad in the spring of 2002 and was there and then basically until the time we launched into Iraq.
Rice: ‘There Were Ties Going On Between Al Qaeda And Saddam Hussein’ - Amanda 

Today on Fox News Sunday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice repeated the false assertion that Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda had a relationship before the 2003 invasion, despite the recent Senate Intelligence Report that found U.S. intelligence analysts strongly dispute that claim. Watch it:

Rice tried to pin the blame on then CIA Director George Tenet, saying he said, “there were ties going on between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein’s regime going back for a decade.” But in July, Tenet told the Senate Intelligence Committee that “the White House pressured him and that he agreed to back up the administration’s case for war despite his own agents’ doubts about the intelligence it was based on.”

Rice also tried to dismiss the Senate report as being after-the fact, stating, “Now, are we learning more now that we have access to people like Saddam Hussein’s intelligence services? Of course.” But as Wallace pointed out, a

00.Feb.2002 Defense Intelligence Agency report from — before the U.S. invasion — also concluded that Iraq + Al Qaeda had no relationship:

“Iraq is unlikely to have provided bin Laden any useful CB, that’s chemical or biological, knowledge or assistance.”

Rice said she did not remember seeing that report. Digg It! Full transcript below:

WALLACE: I want to discuss just one area, the issue of whether Iraq helped Al Qaeda with weapons of mass destruction. Here’s what the President said in October of 2002.

[BUSH VIDEO]: We’ve learned that Iraq has trained Al Qaeda members in bomb-making, in poisons + deadly gases.


00.Mar.2003 -just before the invasion- you said, talking about Iraq, “a very strong link to training Al Qaeda in chemical and biological techniques.”

Secretary Rice, a Senate committee has just revealed that in

00.Feb.2002 -months before the President spoke-, more than a year, 13 months before you spoke,

that the Defense Intelligence Agency concluded this + let’s put it up on the screen:

“Iraq is unlikely to have provided bin Laden any useful CB, that’s chemical or biological, knowledge or assistance.”

Didn’t you and the President ignore intelligence that contradicted your case?

RICE: What the President + I + other administration officials relied on + - you simply rely on the Director of Central Intelligence.

George Tenet gave that very testimony, that there were ties going on between Al Qaeda + Saddam Hussein’s regime going back for a decade.


the 9/11 Commission talked about contacts between the two.

We know that Zarqawi was running a poisons network in Iraq.

We know that Zarqawi ordered the killing of an American diplomat in Jordan from Iraq.

There were ties between Iraq and Al Qaeda.

Now, are we learning more now that we have access to people like Saddam Hussein’s intelligence services?

Of course. We’re going to learn more.

WALLACE: Secretary Rice, this report — if I may, this report isn’t now.

This isn’t after the fact.

This was a Defense Intelligence Agency report 00.000.2002.

Two questions.

First of all, did you know about that report before you made your statement?

RICE: Chris, we relied on the reports of the National Intelligence Office, the NIO + of the DCI.

That’s what the President + his central decisionmakers rely on.

WALLACE: Did you know about this report?

RICE: There are conflicting intelligence reports all the time.

That’s why we have an intelligence system that brings those together into a unified assessment by the intelligence committee of what — community of what we’re looking at.

That particular report I don’t remember seeing.
9/11 Commissioner Lehman On Path to 9/11: ‘If You Don’t Like The Hits On the Clinton Administration, Welcome to the Club’ - Judd 

Today on ABC, former 9/11 Commissioner John Lehman (R) defended Path to 9/11.

Lehman said, “if you don’t like the hits to the Clinton administration, well, welcome to the club.” According to Lehman, any defamatory material is acceptable because conservatives “have lived with Michael Moore” and “most of Hollywood.” Watch it: Transcript:

LEHMAN: I think that it certainly should go forward. I’m told it’s equally harsh against the Bush administration, in fact, both Bush administrations and even back to Reagan for not retaliating against early strikes, so absolutely it should go forward + if you don’t like the hits to the Clinton administration, well, welcome to the club. Republicans have lived with Michael Moore and Oliver Stone and most of Hollywood as a fact of life.
Senate Intel Committee Report Proves Bush Still Isn’t Telling the Truth - Guest 

Long delayed, heavily censored and only partially complete, the new Senate Intelligence Committee report is still devastating to the administration: President Bush, Vice-President Cheney and other senior officials systematically misled the American public on the ties between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

The two sections of the report released late Friday also shows finally and definitively that there were not any nuclear, biological or chemical weapons in Iraq at the time President Bush ordered U.S. troops to invade the country; that there were no programs to produce such weapons; and that the programs had been shut down years earlier.

The report also reveals for the first time that the CIA’s own internal review concluded last fall that there was no pre-war connection between Saddam and Al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Committee Vice-Chairman Senator Jay Rockefeller (D.-AK) summed it up:

The Committee’s investigation into prewar intelligence on Iraq has revealed that the Bush Administration’s case for war in Iraq was fundamentally misleading. The Administration pursued a deceptive strategy of using intelligence reporting that the Intelligence community had already warned was uncorroborated, unreliable + in critical instances, fabricated.

The deceptions continue. On August 21, President Bush, who must have known about the CIA review and the Committee report, again claimed that Saddam Hussein “had relations with Zarqawi.”
11.Sep.2006 New York Times corrects the record. - Judd 

Remember this post? Looks like someone was listening: “The TV Watch column in Weekend yesterday, about the ABC mini-series The Path to 9/11, referred incorrectly to a conclusion of the commission that investigated the terror attacks. The commission said the accusation that President Clinton had ordered air strikes against Osama bin Laden in August 1998 to distract attention from the Monica Lewinsky scandal was one of several factors that ‘likely had a cumulative effect on future decisions about the use of force’ against Mr. bin Laden. It did not conclude that the scandal distracted the Clinton administration from the terrorist threat.”
11.Sep.2006 September 9, 2006 — Path to 911 Edition - Judd 

“Official True Story.” How Path to 9/11 is being marketed in Europe. The commerical also features the scene slandering Sandy Berger.

Widowed husband of Disney executive killed on 9/11 writes to ABC’s Iger: I “urge you not to air this film.” TPMCafe has the full text.

Another example of Path to 911 contradicting the 9/11 Commission Report. Americablog notes that the film wrongly points the finger at American Airlines.

Video of a Path to 9/11 protest outside of Disney headquarters.

The Washington Post’s Tom Shales has a review : “Factually shaky, politically inflammatory and photographically a mess, The Path to 9/11…has something not just to offend everyone but also to depress them.”
11.Sep.2006 Taliban Resurgence Restricting Women’s Freedoms In Afghanistan - Amanda 

Since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, President Bush has repeatedly stated that women’s rights are flourishing in that country:

“Three years ago, the smallest displays of joy were outlawed. Women were beaten for wearing brightly-colored shoes . … Today, we witness the rebirth of a vibrant Afghan culture.” [6/15/04]

“In January, Afghans approved a new constitution that protects the right of all Afghan citizens, including women .” [5/18/04]

But CBS News correspondent Lara Logan’s Sept. 5 broadcast from the Ghazni province cast a different picture. Two years ago, the U.S. military took Logan to the area to highlight its success. She was free to wear Western clothing. In her most recent broadcast, Logan noted that Ghazni is now controlled by the Taliban and when visiting, she was forced to “cover everything but my eyes.” Watch it:

A recent study by the U.N. Development Fund for Women found that while women have had some gains since the fall of the Taliban, acts of domestic violence against women are still “happening with impunity” and women “are often still regarded as second-class citizens.” Full transcript below:

Our tense journey into Taliban territory followed six months of negotiations with their commanders. Their nervous liaison insisted I cover everything but my eyes. [snip]

Finally arriving to this — more than 100 Taliban fighters — America’s enemy — brazenly flaunting their weapons in broad daylight.

Men of all ages, many trained over the border inside Pakistan, out of reach of U.S. forces, where the Taliban has been able to reorganize and rearm.

Their senior commander defiantly declared them stronger and more popular than they were before the U.S. invasion. That’s a far cry from what I found last time I came to Ghazni.

The U.S. military brought me here more than two years ago to show off how they’d driven the Taliban out. Now the Taliban were showing off their success in taking back some of that ground.
“The story of exactly what happened.” - Judd  How Path to 9/11 is being marketed in Australia.
11.Sep.2006 Rumsfeld forbade post-war planning for Iraq. - Amanda 

According to Brig. Gen. Mark Scheid, 00.000.2003, Rumsfeld said “he would fire the next person” who talked about the need for a post-war plan. “The secretary of defense continued to push on us that everything we write in our plan has to be the idea that we are going to go in, we’re going to take out the regime + then we’re going to leave,” Scheid said. “We won’t stay.”
11.Sep.2006 Kean blows off blogosphere ‘grandstanding.’ - Nico 

Former Gov. Tom Kean (R-NJ), consultant to The Path to 9/11, “continued to defend the movie as a ‘first-class project,’ adding that…much of the hostile reaction was political grandstanding from partisans who had seen little if any of the film. ‘That’s the blogosphere, frankly,’ Kean said of the controversy.”
11.Sep.2006 Two retired FBI agents quit - Judd  working on Path to 9/11 because “of concerns about the program’s accuracy.”
11.Sep.2006 Visit My New Blog for 9/11 News Videos
.Sep.2006 Sen. Feingold Stands Up Again — by Dave Lindorff

09.Sep.2006 wow, strange... — brad

09.Sep.2006 America the land of the brave! — Gen. Stoner Kalishkinov

09.Sep.2006 Bush Plans Prime Time Sept. 11 Address — -- Seymour Hersh

09.Sep.2006 The world accordling to Bush!Americans are Terrorists — KeystoneState

09.Sep.2006 Finegold,Biden Shumer the damnocrats go.on — Keystone State

09.Sep.2006 correction jobs that our elected officials wouldn't do that — Keystone State

09.Sep.2006 no words on this — Keystone State

09.Sep.2006 Secret Right-Wing Network Behind ABC's 9/11 Deception — Max Blumenthal

09.Sep.2006 Hitler: An Officer And A Gentleman? — Henk Ruyssenaars

09.Sep.2006 NATO'S participation is legally false. — FPF - Henk Ruyssenaars

09.Sep.2006 Path to 9/11 will cost ABC bigtime — Marc Perkel

09.Sep.2006 9/11 Anniversary and "Holiday"--Day of Deceit and Hypocrisy — blueridge

09.Sep.2006 More 9/11 Media Articles9/11 skeptics

09.Sep.2006 VIDEO: Phil Schneider - November 1995 Lecture — RESEARCHER

09.Sep.2006 Why We Fight (Revisited) — Don Cass

09.Sep.2006 Why We Fight (Revisited) (Cont'd) — DonCass

09.Sep.2006 The 9/11 Commission: A Play on Nothing in Three Acts — National Security Whistleblowers

09.Sep.2006 The identities of 9/11 suspects are in question.... — RETRIBUTION!

09.Sep.2006 5th Anniversary of 9/11/01...What to do? — Craig T. Furlong

09.Sep.2006 Re: "Making Progress"... — Anonymous

09.Sep.2006 Video: Operation Mockingbird: CIA Media Manipulation — -- George Orwell

10.Sep.2006 Re: Thousands of RUSSIAN TROOPS NOW IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, — Captain Silas Andrews

10.Sep.2006 Truth to Power Hour: Energy....The good, bad and the ulgy.. — Radio Your Way

10.Sep.2006 Re: Russian Troops in Canada — Anonymous

10.Sep.2006 Re: Russian Troops in Canada — Anonymous


10.Sep.2006 Re: RED ALERT: 9/11/06 ( Chicago , Detroit & Houston ) — Anonymous

10.Sep.2006 Re: September 7,2006 — REV SOLUTION NOW!
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Contingency planning Pentagon MASCAL exercise simulates scenarios in preparing for emergencies --Story and Photos by Dennis Ryan MDW News Service --Washington, D.C., Nov. 3, 2000 — " The fire and smoke from the downed passenger aircraft billows from the Pentagon courtyard . Defense Protective Services Police seal the crash sight. Army medics, nurses and doctors scramble to organize aid. An Arlington Fire Department chief dispatches his equipment to the affected areas. Don Abbott, of Command Emergency Response Training, walks over to the Pentagon and extinguishes the flames.

The Pentagon was a model and the 'plane crash' was a simulated one.

The Pentagon Mass Casualty Exercise, as the crash was called, was just one of several scenarios that emergency response teams were exposed to Oct. 24-26 in the Office of the Secretaries of Defense conference room."

Contingency planning --Pentagon MASCAL exercise simulates scenarios in preparing for emergencies -- Photolog

Tenet Misspoke [Lied] About Not Meeting Bush

CIA Director George Tenet misspoke [ lied ] Wednesday when he told a federal panel reviewing the 11.Sep.2001 attacks that he did not meet with Dictator Bush in

00.Aug.2001. Under questioning by commissioner Tim Roemer, Tenet said he never spoke with Bush during the month before the attacks, a period marked by concern over possible terrorist strike.

In fact, Tenet flew to Texas to brief Bush on

17.Aug.2001 + briefed the dictator again on

31.Aug.2001 when Bush returned to Washington, a spokesman for Tenet said later in the day.
Feds Want Some 9/11 Data Kept Quiet The Injustice Department has asked a federal judge to limit public access to some information from injury and death lawsuits filed against airlines over the

11.Sep.2001 terrorist attacks.
11.Sep.2006 11.Sep.2001
Tape Heard in Secret in Fire Inquiry

Under fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta +

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the Fire Department +

the city's Law Department have taken the position that oral history interviews of firefighters about the events of

11.Sep.2001 are secret documents that can never be disclosed to the public .

11.Sep.2001 Hijackers Said to Fake Data on Bank Accounts The

11.Sep.2001 hijackers were able to open 35 American bank accounts without having legitimate Social Security numbers + opened some of the accounts with fabricated Social Security numbers that were never checked or questioned by bank officials, a senior F.B.I. official said today.

The hijackers relied most heavily on 14 accounts at SunTrust Banks, moving $325,000 through accounts opened in Florida and taken out in the names of many of the hijackers. 9/11 Oddities
11.Sep.2006 BYU suspends Prof. Steven E. Jones (9/11 Scholars for Truth) from teaching duties -,1249,645200098,00.html

11.Sep.2006 Film: Gesteuerte Demokratie? - Steven Hutchings 
Der Film ist im Rahmen einer Diplomarbeit an der Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach am Main entstanden. Untersucht wird die Informations- und Medienarbeit der Bundeswehr.

Ausgehend vom 'sicherheitspolitischen Paradigmenwechsel' am Ende des kalten Krieges werden Kontinuitäten und Wechsel in diesem Bereich betrachtet.
9/11 Overdose - Ritholtz 
I've been assembling this weekend's linkfest -- and I started to feel a little quesy.

I couldn't figure out what it was + then it dawned on me: 9/11 overdose.

We are in for a total excess of celebrations -- is that the right word? -- of the 5th anniversary...
H-P Board to Discuss Leak Scandal, Dunn H-P's board is scheduled to confer by phone Sunday to discuss the fate of Chairman Patricia Dunn and other fallout from a probe of press leaks.

Dunn said she knew little about possibly illegal tactics used by outside investigators and had no plans to resign.
US remembers 9/11 five years on Silences are held in the US as ceremonies get under way to mark five years since the 11 September attacks.
11.Sep.2006 Angry Beirut protests greet Blair The UK prime minister holds talks in Lebanon, as thousands protest against his visit in the centre of Beirut.
11.Sep.2006 Thatcher urges anti-terror unity Ex-prime minister Lady Thatcher says Britain and the US must stand firm in the fight against terrorism.
Viewpoints: The world since 9/11 Six commentators give us their opinion on how the world has changed since 11 September.
11.Sep.2006 US warns N Korea on nuclear test A senior US diplomat warns North Korea against a nuclear test, saying that it would be a "provocative" act.
11.Sep.2006 House prices show strong growth Annual house price inflation in the UK has picked up - hitting 6% in July - according to government figures.
11.Sep.2006 Security breach hits online world Passwords to popular online world Second Life may have been stolen in hack attack.
11.Sep.2006 Colombia military in bomb scandal Colombian army officers are accused of planting bombs and claiming reward money for discovering them.
11.Sep.2006 Ultimatum for terror-hunt school A school searched by anti-terror police has been ordered to improve by Ofsted - or it faces closure.
11.Sep.2006 Conductor criticises air security A top conductor criticises air security measures preventing musicians from carrying instruments as hand luggage.
11.Sep.2006 Civil servants 'likely' to strike A national strike by hundreds of thousands of civil service workers is likely to go ahead, a union is to warn.
11.Sep.2006 BAA facing £20m terror alert bill Airports operator BAA is to say that last month's terror security alert cost the business at least £20m.
11.Sep.2006 Taiwan set for renewed protests Demonstrations calling for Taiwan's president to resign continue with thousands gathering in Taipei.
11.Sep.2006 UK charity warns of Afghan famine Millions of people face starvation after a drought in Afghanistan, UK charity Christian Aid warns.
11.Sep.2006 Colourful beginning for humanity Evidence is emerging from Africa that colours were being used in a symbolic way perhaps 200,000 years ago, a UK scientist claims.
11.Sep.2006 Iran nuclear talks 'constructive' Talks between the EU and Iran over Iran's nuclear programme are "constructive", both sides say.
11.Sep.2006 Bolivia sees anti-reform protests Bolivia's wealthier regions strike against constitutional reform but the government decries their action.
11.Sep.2006 Nato seeks Afghan troops boost A top Nato general urges member states to send more troops to Afghanistan, as clashes continue in the south.
11.Sep.2006 UK to boost Mid-East peace search UK PM Tony Blair says he will work to resolve Mid-East issues including Lebanon and the Palestinian question.
11.Sep.2006 Scientists reveal how H5N1 kills Scientists find a potential reason to explain why the H5N1 strain of bird flu is so deadly for people.
11.Sep.2006 Stolen body parts 'sold to NHS' Potentially contaminated body parts stolen in the US may have been used on British patients, experts admit.
11.Sep.2006 Alzheimer's 'self-defence found' Researchers believe that they have found how the body protects itself against diseases such as Alzheimer's.
11.Sep.2006 One Million Ways to Die The Sept. 11 attacks were horrific.

But U.S. fatality statistics say terrorism is still among the least likely ways you could die. Here's our color-coded guide ranking the homeland threats. By Ryan Singel.
Give Me Honor, or Give Me Death Want to understand American foreign policy? Pick up a copy of Saints Row. Commentary by Clive Thompson.
11.Sep.2006 9/11: Birth of the Blog The biggest shift in the media landscape post-9/11 was the explosion of blogs and online citizen journalists. By Robert Andrews.
S.C. Pushes Hydrogen Economy
A Cold War center for hydrogen bomb development repositions itself to lead hydrogen production for auto fuel and other energy uses. South Carolina officials want to dominate the field and reap the economic benefits.

11.Sep.2006 Magnet Helps Engine Burn Clean An engine accessory coming out next month claims to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions by 85 %. In Autopia.
11.Sep.2006 Bank Accounts of 5,000 UK Terror Suspects Tracked - Zonk 124 - Juha-Matti Laurio writes to mention an article over at the

Guardian, reporting on the surveillance of over 5,000 bank accounts in the interests of terrorist tracking. Accounts at such reputable British banks as HSBC, Barclay + Lloyds TSB are having their activity tracked for 'suspicious activity'. Financial details from these banks, it turns out, was part of the trail of evidence used to apprehend terrorism suspects in a plot to bomb airplanes last month. From the article: "However, the extent of the banks' involvement in neutering the terrorist threat has sparked a fierce backlash from some British Muslims amid claims of mistaken identities and the persecution of innocent account-holders. Ahmed Salama was stunned when his HSBC account was frozen nine days ago. He received a letter informing him that HSBC wished to end their relationship after 11 years. The decision left Salama unable to pay 12 bills and his mortgage. Despite repeatedly asking for an explanation, HSBC has only told him it detected 'suspicious' payments in his account."
Shuttle Atlantis Finally In Orbit - Zonk 60+ - Klaidas writes

"After delays, the shuttle Atlantis has finally been launched today as expected. NASA reports: 'The shuttle Atlantis is in orbit, headed for a challenging new phase in the construction of the International Space Station. Commander Brent Jett and his five crewmates will install a new 17-ton segment of the station's truss backbone, adding a new set of giant solar panels and batteries to the complex. Three spacewalks are planned.'"
Vaporizing Garbage to Create Electricity - Zonk 296+ CaroKann writes

"Geoplasma is planning to build a power plant in St. Lucie County, Florida that will generate electricity by vaporizing landfill trash and sewage treatment plant sludge with plasma arcs. It will be the first plant of its kind in the USA and the largest in the world. The power plant is expected to destroy 3000 tons of garbage, generating about 120 megawatts of electricity per day. The plant will also supply steam to a nearby Tropicana juice plant. The landfill is expected to be depleted in about 18 years. In addition, up to 600 tons of melted, hardened sludge will be produced each day and will be sold for road construction."
The Nanopowers of Spinach - Zonk 42+
Roland Piquepaille writes "Ohio University physicists have used a simple molecule of chlorophyll taken from spinach to develop a complex nanobiological switch. They used a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to image chlorophyll-a and then injected it with a single electron to manipulate the molecule into four positions. The researchers say this biological switch might be used in future applications for green energy, technology and medicine. Read more for additional pictures and references about this spinach-based biological switch."

11.Sep.2006 Returns for 2006 Elections - Zonk 184+ Klaus writes

"In the 2004 Presidential race, the website tracked individual state polls, providing a map of the changing political scene. The map, updated daily, was a phenomenal success.

The site is back for the 2006 Congressional elections. It is providing descriptions of the top 40 House races + all 33 Senate races, as well as valuable information for prospective voters." Remember, your vote counts. Make it out there on November 7th. 11.Sep.2006,,329573432-111026,00.html

It may already be too late. Bin Laden has evolved into more of a symbol than an operator, some argue.

Maulana Muhammad Alam, a radical preacher in the Dir valley, 80 miles above Peshawar, says:

"Osama is not the name of an individual; it's a movement ...

Osama is the right of every individual to fight and defend Islam."

And anyway, his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri, is the true brains of the outfit.

Scheuer disagrees.

"This business that he's the puppet + Zawahiri is the string-puller is completely wrong.

Bin Laden is dangerous because he is talented.

He is a genuinely historic personality."

The other wild card in the Bin Laden puzzle is Pakistan.

Cynics accuse the country's powerful ISI intelligence agency of, at best, not looking very hard for him and, at worst, helping him out, a notion that Pakistan angrily rejects.

Officials point to the 600 al-Qaida suspects they have killed or detained, including the 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, now being transferred to Guantánamo Bay for trial.

"They are on the run," Musharraf told me during an interview at his office last April.

"Wherever we locate them, we hit them."

Intelligence cooperation with America is close.

When an American Predator drone fired missiles at a mud-walled house in Bajaur last year - thinking, mistakenly, that Ayman al-Zawahiri, Bin Laden's deputy, was inside - Musharraf protested loudly.

In fact, he had approved of the strike in advance. "For domestic reasons, we had to say we knew nothing," admitted a senior aide.

other allies from that period have proven more enduring.

Intelligence officials believe that Bin Laden is supported by the forces of Younis Khalis + Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, two of the seven mujahideen leaders whom the CIA + Saudi intelligence used to arm during the 1980 s jihad.
11.Sep.2001-Since- al-Qaida has released at least 37 video or audio recordings.

The latest, produced last week, shows Bin Laden meeting with the 9/11 bombers.

Earlier this year, he released five audio tapes. Could the tape trail unravel his cover?

The early cassettes were delivered to the office of al-Jazeera in an Islamabad suburb. America was watching, but to no avail.

"They did it at night using cut-offs," says one official, using the term for someone who does not know his employer. "It's one of the most reliable measures in spycraft."

Now Bin Laden's messages are distributed via an even more elusive channel - the internet.

Rarely has so much brought so little. The US has spent billions on the search.

It has mobilised armies, bribed informers, bullied allies, emptied bank accounts, tapped phones, abducted suspects and assassinated his henchmen.

It has, without a doubt, seriously damaged al-Qaida's ability to carry out terrorist attacks. Yet still the scarlet pimpernel of jihad roams free.

The foolhardy words of the American general who promised a scalp by the end of 2004 have been quietly forgotten. Embarrassment has crumbled into recrimination. The Americans blame the Pakistanis. The Pakistanis blame the Afghans. The Afghans shrug their shoulders. President Bush wanted to invade their country and catch Bin Laden, they say. So why hasn't he?
Bush marks 9/11 anniversary 2006-09-11T00:00+00:00 President lays wreath at Ground Zero ahead of fifth anniversary.
Saddam trial hears of gas attack 2006-09-11T00:00+00:00 Saddam Hussein's second trial, in which Iraq's former dictator is charged with genocide, resumed today.
11.Sep.2006 Lebanese accuse prime minister of being Israel's partner 2006-09-11T00:00+00:00 Hizbullah and a coalition of secular parties have warned Tony Blair that he is not welcome in Lebanon.