16.Dec.2006 Probe Sought Into Evangelical Military Video
A military watchdog group is accusing senior officers of coercing soldiers and airmen into adopting evangelical Christianity—as demonstrated in a promotional video the senior officers appeared in.
“We apparently have a radicalized, evangelical Christian Pentagon within the rest of the Pentagon,” says the head of the watchdog group. Read about it here and here Watch the video here
"This week, the international crisis that started in September with U.S. discovery of stepped-up uranium enrichment activities in Iran is expected to trigger a nuclear war between Russia + the USA....”
Robert Scheer: Top Spys Story on Prewar Intel Is Finally Told
My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency + I was frequently chided for my singularity, but, with this lighter repast, I made the greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension.
Links with left-wing political ideology have faded + psychedelic drugs are by ... Evolution : in New Age it is much more than a question of living beings ... www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/interelg/documents/rc_pc_interelg_doc_20030203_new-age_en.html
"The debate between creationism versus evolution is starting again in the US, ... Ideology + science don’t mix (Letters to the Editor, 17.Oct.2006 ) www.mineralogie.uni-wuerzburg.de/palbot/evolution/creationism.html
Abbas argumentiere: "Wir sind in einer Sackgasse angelangt und geben jetzt alle Macht an das Volk zurück, um neu zu entscheiden", sagte al Alami.
"Es ist ein dummes Gesetz, so dumm wie die Situation selbst", fügte er hinzu.
Der Vorsitzende des angesehenen Palästinensischen Zentrums für Menschenrechte bezweifelt indes, dass Abbas seine Ankündigung überhaupt wahr machen will.
"Die Ankündigung von Neuwahlen ist ein letztes Druckmittel um zu einer politischen Lösung zwischen Fatah und Hamas zu kommen.
In 24 Stunden werden wir entweder eine Lösung haben oder einen Krieg".
16.Dec.2006 Wahl im Iran: Gemäßigter Rafsandschani führt
16.Dec.2006 Hamas- Außenminister Zahar im Interview: "Wir werden diese Wahlen in unserem Land niemals zulassen"
16.Dec.2006 Gegen Baker- Vorschläge: Rice lehnt Gespräche mit Iran und Syrien ab
You'd think he would have been told in no uncertain terms to stay the hell away from the area, but no, he was allowed to fly directly toward the towers and pass within a few hundred feet without incident.
Perhaps it was the same reason why airborne fighters were not sent to Manhattan until at least ten minutes after the second tower was hit and did not arrive there until twenty two minutes after the second hit, even though logically they could have been there BEFORE flight 175.
The pictures have emerged at the same time as A former Boston Center air traffic controller has gone public on his assertion that 9/11 was an inside job and that Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon tracked three of the four flights from the point of their hijacking to hitting their targets.
After the Russian pilot had passed the Towers he tried to land but was told to fly on to New Jersey and land there. He then hid his camera so nobody could know he was filming.
"we did contact Professor Steven Jones, but he did not want to be interviewed for the programme"
Index Research Civilization and Truth Two opposing sides of human nature appeared in the Media within the last 24 hours. Front Page, for me, represents, the Media Face of Darkness. The Face of Darkness Jimmy Carter: Jew-Hater, Genocide-Enabler, Liar 14.12.06, D. Horowitz, Front Page. For a full study of this dark media world and their corporate funding, see The Haditha Doctor and the Media Dissemblers This is relevant information as the Haditha murder trials are about to begin. Compare the above bile with the following Guardian letter: The Face of Integrity Israel boycott may be the way to peace 15.12.06. Letters, Guardian. Signed by: John Berger, Brian Eno, Sophie Fiennes, Eduardo Galeano,... Source: https://indexresearch.blogspot.com/2006/12/front-page-slander.html
Blair's Lies Laid Bare
Southern Methodist University Alumni, Professors Up In Arms Over Proposed Bush Library
By Andrew Bard Schmookler - Disagreement About Zbig: Acknowledging The Problem Of Power
The new millennium.
It featured a rising new star from a prominent American family.
His name was George. George P. Remember George P.? The incessantly publicized + promoted son of Florida's Governor Bush?
The most dominant face of George W. Bush's 2000 Presidential campaign?
Physics formulated a few simple laws (governing how falling bodies behave, for example), which enabled engineering and technology to develop. https://www.disinfo.com/site/displayarticle18044.html
It has recently struck me that the never-ending German support for Israel may in fact be a manifestation of the German love of barbarity. Political reasons mean that Germany can no longer attack its neighbors, so it lets out it frustration by financing an Israeli holocaust against the Arabs. Ash notes that the horror of the Jewish holocaust is that a Western nation used sophisticated technology to kill white people living within its own borders. That's the horror of it. Similar attacks against non-whites living elsewhere don't even merit comment. The Jews got to be the official victims of the West in order to pretend to be the unique victims of the West, thus hiding all the horrors that are happening elsewhere.
Excellent Mike Whitney on the ongoing Lobby e... Source: https://xymphora.blogspot.com/2006/12/few-things.html
Would the Italian secret services help the CIA kidnap terrorism suspects and fly them out of the country? https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/15/AR2006121502044.html?nav=rss_email/components
The Wall Street Journal tops its worldwide newsbox with word that the Bush administration is leaning toward sending as many as 20,000 more troops to help stabilize Baghdad. The Washington Post leads with the top Army general calling for a growth in the force by at least 7,000 soldiers a year and warned the current Army "will break" under current demands if something isn't done to increase the number of servicemembers. He also called on the Pentagon to ease restrictions on Army National Guard and Army Reserves. The Los Angeles Times leads locally but goes high with a look at how the Senate has never forced any of its members to resign due to physical or mental problems. Throughout history, there have been a few senators that were too incapacitated to show up, but were nevertheless allowed to keep their seat. As Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., emerged from surgery and faces the prospect of a long recovery, this tradition could be a benefit to Democrats who hold the slimmest of majorities in the Senate.
The Bush administration repeatedly sought ways to limit payouts to nuclear weapons workers sickened by radiation and toxic material, according to a memo written by congressional investigators and obtained by USA Today .
- Bush Admin Ignored UK Warnings About Iraqi Insurgency...
- PRINCES DEMAND END TO CONSPIRACIES... (published on Thu, 14 Dec 2006 23:55:11 GMT) https://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2505771,00.html
- Diana verdict: Death an Accident... (published on Thu, 14 Dec 2006 23:55:11 GMT) https://apnews.myway.com/article/20061214/D8M0SM7O0.html
General Says Army Will Need To Grow
LINKS Carne Ross was Britain's key negotiator at the UN. Now Ross says Blair must have known that Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction. He says that during his posting to the UN, "at no time did Her Majesty's Government assess that Iraq... posed a threat to the UK or its interests." Mr Ross revealed it was a commonly held view among British officials dealing with Iraq that any threat by Saddam Hussein had been "effectively contained". He reveals that British officials warned US diplomats that bringing down Saddam would lead to chaos. Diplomat's suppressed document lays bare the lies behind Iraq war Secret evidence shows no case for Iraq war Whistleblower that ministers tried to muzzle "Wafic Said is one of Britain's wealthiest men, owning country houses, private jets, a stable of r... Source: https://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2006/12/corrupt-governments.html
Looks like that big fight over the chairmanship of the House Intelligence committee was a fight over a committee that will soon lose--or at least have to share--a big chunk of its turf. ... ... 1:20 P.M.
That official police report on Diana's death appears to be a bust, as far as alleging spying by the Clinton Administration on Republican magnate Ted Forstmann. Byron York:
Middle East analyst Flynt Leverett, who served under President Bush on the National Security Council and is now a fellow at the New America Foundation, revealed today that the White House has been blocking the publication of an op-ed he wrote for the New York Times. The column is critical of the administration’s refusal to engage Iran.
Leverett’s op-ed has already been cleared by the CIA, where he was a senior analyst. Leverett explained, “I’ve been doing this for three and a half years since leaving government + I’ve never had to go to the White House to get clearance for something that I was publishing as long as the CIA said, ‘Yeah, you’re not putting classified information.’”
According to Leverett the op-ed was “all based on stuff that Secretary Powell, Secretary Rice, Deputy Secretary Armitage have talked about publicly. It’s been extensively reported in the media.” Leverett says the incident shows “just how low people like Elliot Abrams at the NSC [National Security Council] will stoop to try and limit the dissemination of arguments critical of the administration’s policy.”
Listen to Leverett’s remarks at a panel today at the Center for American Progress: CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO
Thanks. I think I was able to put out some of my basic ideas on how we need to be engaging Iran diplomatically. They’re, you know, expounded on in greater length on paper. I wanted to say something briefly about the administration + where it is.
I have been extremely pessimistic that this administration is inclined or capable of genuinely rethinking its approach to Iran in the way that we need it to at this point + I’ve had an unfortunate experience this week that has only confirmed that for me. As I do with all of my publications, the Century Foundation paper, I showed to the CIA, for whom I used to work, to verify that I was not revealing classified information. They did so, as they have with 30 other things that I’ve published since leaving government. Didn’t ask to change a word.
I prepared an op-ed for the New York Times off of this paper, which is ready to go, ready for publication. The CIA says that as far as they’re concerned, there’s not any classified information in it. But the White House has intervened, claiming that there is classified information in the op-ed, even though it’s already been cleared. It’s all published. It’s all based on stuff that Secretary Powell, Secretary Rice, Deputy Secretary Armitage have talked about publicly. It’s been extensively reported in the media. But the White House is saying I can’t publish an op-ed in the New York Times that lays out the argument. I’ve been doing this for three and a half years since leaving government + I’ve never had to go to the White House to get clearance for something that I was publishing as long as the CIA said, ‘Yeah, you’re not putting classified information.’
Why this week — after the Baker study group, when pressure is on them to rethink their position on Iran — why do they not want this op-ed, based on my experiences in government, my experience dealing with Iran, with Iranian officials, after I left government? Why do they not want this op-ed going in the New York Times this week? I think it says something + I think it says something about just how low people like Elliot Abrams at the NSC [National Security Council] will stoop to try and limit the dissemination of arguments critical of the administration’s policy.
Today, Vice President Dick Cheney spoke at a ceremony honoring outoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Cheney, himself a former Defense Secretary under George H. W. Bush, said Rumsfeld was the “finest Secretary of Defense this nation has ever had.”
Cheney and Rumsfeld have been close political allies for decades.
00.000.1969 Rumsfeld hired Cheney to “his first job in the federal government” as an assistant at the Office of Economic Opportuntiy. Five years later, Rumsfeld became White House Chief of Staff and made Cheney his deputy. Digg It! Transcript:
In his regard for our people in uniform, in his unwavering strength through unprecedented challenges, in his example of leadership and patriotic service, I believe the record speaks for itself: Don Rumsfeld is the finest Secretary of Defense this nation has ever had.
Just 2 out 10 Americans approve of President Bush’s Iraq policy. It hasn’t fazed him. Today, President Bush gave outgoing Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld a “rousing endorsement.”
E&E reports, “Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) dropped his bid yesterday for the ranking member spot on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, leaving the door open for Sen. James Inhofe (Okla.) to claim the position without opposition.” The position will give Inhofe a platform to continue claiming global warming is the “greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”
Donald “Boysie” Bollinger, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Bollinger Shipyards, “has been a friend of George W. Bush for a quarter century.” CQ Today reported 00.000.2004 that “Bollinger has known Bush since 1980? and has twice served as Bush’s Louisiana campaign chair. 00.000.2004, Bollinger became a Bush “Super Ranger” after “bringing in more than $300,000? for the campaign.
Bollinger Shipyards is part of an emerging scandal over the costly Coast Guard fleet-building program. Four years ago, the Coast Guard — “in an astonishing abdication of responsibility” — handed off the $17 billion program to Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman “to plan, supervise and deliver the new vessels and helicopters.” (The program is now “foundering” as the estimated cost of the program has ballooned to $24 billion. Continuing problems have “delayed the arrival of any new ships or aircraft.”)
Bollinger Shipyards is a business partner of the two military contracting giants + Bollinger’s company is responsible for some of program’s worst mistakes:
Even before the refurbishing began 00.000.2003, though, Coast Guard engineers expressed doubts that the boats could bear the extra weight the changes would impose. “You could have buckling of the structure of the ship,” Chris Cleary, of the Engineering Logistics Center at the Coast Guard, said he recalls pointing out. But Bollinger Shipyards, a business partner of Northrop and Lockheed, insisted the conversion would succeed. […]
Bollinger, it turned out, had overestimated how much stress the modified boats could handle, a miscalculation it cannot fully explain. “The computer broke for some reason,” said T. R. Hamlin, a senior Bollinger manager. “Whether it was a power surge or something, who knows?” The cursory oversight by the Coast Guard meant the mistake was not caught in time.
“In Iraq, lax government oversight and incompetence or profiteering by contractors have disabled reconstruction efforts,” the New York Times wrote yesterday. “Now the same disease is undermining our coastal defenses.”
The neoconservative American Enterprise Institute yesterday released its latest plan for Iraq, “Choosing Victory,” which declares, “We must send more American combat forces into Iraq.” American Prospect’s Spencer Ackerman has the lowdown.
As a presidential candidate
00.000.1999, Bush stated his unequivocal opposition to gay adoption. From the AP, 3/23/99:
Bush said he opposes allowing gay couples to adopt. “I believe children ought to be adopted in families with a woman and a man who are married,” he said Monday.
The governor also declined to take a position on whether children already adopted by gays or lesbians should be removed from those homes. “I have no idea whether the children ought to be removed or not removed,” he said. “The question is whether I’m for gay adoption. And the answer is, I’m not.”
Then Mary Cheney, Vice President Cheney’s daughter, got pregnant. The child will be raised by Mary Cheney and her partner Heather Poe. ABC News asked the White House “over and over, if the President, as he declared 00.000.1999, still opposed same sex couples adopting children.” The White House would not answer.
Here’s what Bush had to say a few days ago to People Magazine:
The Vice President took me aside and gave me the good news. He and his wife, Lynne, are very happy for Mary I think Mary is going to be a loving soul to her child. And I’m happy for her.
There must be something about Mary.
“President Bush will be there this afternoon as the Pentagon rolls out a full-honors goodbye ceremony for Donald Rumsfeld .”
Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) meeting yesterday with Syrian President Assad was “inappropriate and undermined democracy in the region,” the White House said. Three more senators, including Arlen Specter (R-PA), will visit Syria soon. Meanwhile, the White House hedged yesterday when asked whether neocon darling Ahmad Chalabi was reaching out to Syria on behalf of the U.S.
White House press secretary Tony Snow apologized yesterday to NBC News correspondent David Gregory , whom he accused last week for posing “partisan” questions at a briefing for journalists. “I’ve thought a lot about that + I was wrong,” Snow said.
C-SPAN has asked incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to change rules kept in place by conservatives that require camera operators to take “static, head-on shots of the representative who’s speaking at the podium,” instead of “taking individual reaction shots” or panning the House chamber.
New Zogby poll shows that “ Arab attitudes toward American people , products and culture grew increasingly negative last year,” in large part from U.S. policy toward Iraq and the Palestinian conflict.
“By slipping four sentences into a big bill passed last week,” outgoing House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) “secured a major change in Medicare policy avidly sought by a few health insurers, in particular a multinational company with headquarters in his home state , Illinois.” The provision “showed up mysteriously after House and Senate negotiators had finished writing the bill.”
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday rejected the Iraq Study Group’s recommendation that the USA engage in talks with Syria in Iran , stating, “If they have an interest in a stable Iraq, they will do it anyway.”
“Warning that the active-duty Army ‘will break’ under the strain of today’s war-zone rotations, the nation’s top Army general yesterday called for expanding the force by 7,000 or more soldiers a year and lifting Pentagon restrictions on involuntary call-ups of Army National Guard and Army Reserve troops.”
The idea of escalating troop levels is “running into strong opposition in Baghdad. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has flatly told Gen. George Casey, the top American military commander in Iraq, that he doesn’t want more U.S. personnel deployed to the country, according to U.S. military officials.”
And finally: Politicians are about as ethical as car salesmen , according to the “annual Gallup survey on how the public ranks various professions in terms of ‘honesty + ethical standards.’”
Seven % of Americans rated the ethics of car salesmen highly, with congressmen getting 14 % and senators 15 %. Nurses rated the highest with 84 %.
Saying that there was ’sufficient cause” to conduct a competency hearing, the government, in papers filed yesterday, urged the judge to do so.
The government itself cited the affidavit of a psychiatrist for the defense, Dr. Angela Hegarty, who said that Mr. Padilla did not understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him and that he suffered “impairment in reasoning” as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder “complicated by the effects of prolonged isolation.”
Mr. Padilla’s lawyers said he opposed this request that his competency be evaluated. Dr. Hegarty, one of two mental health professionals who examined him, said Mr. Padilla was “fearful of being thought of as crazy.” She described him as “hypervigilant,” his eyes darting about, his face twitching into grimaces, his “startle response” on constant high alert.
The original accusations against him — “about the dirty bomb, Al Qaeda connections and supposed plans to set off natural gas explosions in apartment buildings — appear nowhere in the indictment against him.”
“Lawmakers in the U.S. state of New Jersey legalized same-sex civil unions on Thursday to give gay and lesbian couples the same rights as marriage but would not allow such partnerships to be called ‘marriage.’” BlueJersey and Garden State Equality have commentary.
Admiral John Eisold, Attending Physician of the United States Capitol said, “Senator Tim Johnson has continued to have an uncomplicated post-operative course. Specifically, he has been appropriately responsive to both word and touch. No further surgical intervention has been required.”
Top House conservatives are attacking incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over comments she made today about her new plan for intelligence reform, which involves creating a “hybrid” panel with members of the intelligence and appropriations committees.
The 9/11 Commission report called on Congress to overhaul the congressional intelligence system, but offered two options for achieving this goal (Pelosi chose the second):
For intelligence oversight, we propose two options : either a joint committee on the old model of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy or a single committee in each house combining authorizing and appropriating committees .
At a press conference today, Pelosi was asked why she had decided against “creating a joint House-Senate intelligence body.”
Pelosi explained that the 9/11 Commission had provided multiple options for intel reform + “ if they are giving you different alternatives, then implicit in that is that you can’t do them all .”
The right wing has now jumped on this quote, claiming it is evidence that Pelosi has abandoned her pledge to enact all of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations.
Peter King (R-NY), the outgoing House Homeland Security Committee chairman, issued a statement claiming Pelosi had “admitted she won’t be able to enact all the 9/11 Commission recommendations,” + called it a “direct contradiction of statements Ms. Pelosi has made in the past.”
Outgoing House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) referenced Pelosi’s quote and said he “appreciate[s] the candor she has demonstrated” with respect to her “promise of enacting all of the remaining unresolved recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.”
These claims are misleading and wrong. Pelosi’s intelligence proposal is in line with the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations. Already, 9/11 Commissioner Timothy Roemer has said Pelosi’s plan would “achieve the commission’s two major goals,” calling it “a major step forward.” House conservatives, meanwhile, refused to take such a step and earned a “D” for their efforts on intelligence reform from the commission.
Die designierte Präsidentin des US-Abgeordnetenhauses, Nancy Pelosi, will einen neuen Kongressausschuss zur Überprüfung des Geheimdiensthaushalts schaffen. Er solle sicherstellen, dass das Geld der Regierung regelgerecht ausgegeben werde. Die Geheimdienste würden damit stärker überwacht + das amerikanische Volk gewinne an Sicherheit, sagte Pelosi am Donnerstag bei einer Pressekonferenz in Washington.
Teil 2 dokumentiert die bisher bekannt gewordenen Gefangenen-transporte, in die deutsche Flughäfen direkt involviert waren und gibt einen Überblick über die Verdachtsmomente bezüglich geheimer Inhaftierungen in Deutschland.
The FCC has dropped the Morse Testing requirement for amateur radio certifications. The public announcement was made on Friday. Ham radio operators will no longer have to study Morse, in a move patterned after other western nations. Says leighklotz: "The U.S. joins Canada and other countries in eliminating the morse code testing requirement, after being authorized to do so on July 5, 2003, when the World Radio Telecommunications Conference 2003 in Geneva adopted changes to the ITU Radio Regulations."
"If you thought it was only the US giving Darwin a hard time, Russia has its own problems starting with evolution. A student has 'sued the St. Petersburg city education committee, claiming the 10th-grade biology textbook used at the Cervantes Gymnasium was offensive to believers and that teachers should offer an alternative to Darwin's famous theory.' The suit, the first of its kind in Russia, is being dismissed out of hand by the principal and teachers. The teacher of the science class had apparently even taken the step of stating at the start of the school year that there were other theories on the origin of life."
The get-together put representatives from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! + HP together to talk about their experiments with predictive networks. The 'wisdom of the crowds' allows these companies to make use of the collective knowledge their employees hold to answer important questions for the company." From the article: "David Pennock, a principal research scientist at Yahoo Research, said the company has created a currency called a Yootle. It's described as a 'scorekeeping system for favors owed.' Pennock offered as an example a programmer offering to write a piece of code for a few Yootles. Or, when organizing a dinner outing, one employee could use an internal SMS tool to bid 2 Yootles for Italian and 4 Yootles for Mexican. 'If you don't get to go to the restaurant you want to, you get compensation' in Yootles, he said. Related to Yootles is Yahoo Research's experiment with a fantasy prediction market for technology called the Tech Buzz Game. It's a modified version of software licensed from NewsFutures in conjunction with O'Reilly Media and features topics like Atlantic hurricanes and portable media devices. Winners are those who predict how popular a topic will be on Yahoo Search. "
"The MIT Technology Review has up a feature discussing the future of p2p networks. Specifically, they look at their role in content distribution, in the age of ubiquitous video services. Soon, the article asserts, the very same p2p-style networks that 'threatened' legitimate business may be the basis for most video-on-demand services." From the article: "So how could additional P2P traffic actually be a good thing for the Internet? Carnegie Mellon's Zhang points out that because peer-to-peer networks exploit both the downlink and uplink capacities of users' Internet connections, they distribute content more efficiently than centralized 'unicast' technologies. Zhang also says it should be possible to label P2P traffic so that service providers can track it and decide how much of it to allow through their networks. He and colleagues from the University of California at Berkeley have founded a startup, Rinera, to develop software that will give service providers such control."
"BBC News is reporting on comments made by Bill Gates concerning DRM. It seems he has got the point (DRM is bad for consumers), but that opinion differs widely from the approach taken by Microsoft on Zune and their other music related products. The comments were originally posted on Micro Persuasion. The article also has a take on Apple's DRM." From the BBC article: "Microsoft is one of the biggest exponents of DRM, which is used to protect music and video files on lots of different online services, including Napster and the Zune store. Blogger Michael Arrington, of Techcrunch.com, said Bill Gates' short-term advice for people wanting to transfer songs from one system to another was to 'buy a CD and rip it'. Most CDs do not have any copy protection and can be copied to a PC and to an MP3 player easily and, in the USA at least, legally."
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00.000.1973 happened to be in chile counselling pinochet + oh yes with apartheid
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so here's a possible answer to his query as to not only how the buildings "could have been brought down..but perhaps those responsable for installing explosive charges inside the buildings
That conspiracies do exist is recognized by law, so the word 'consipiracy' cannot be automatically used to discredit an argument that contradicts 'officially sanctioned reality.'
The truth of any historical controversy is usually squeezed between the Official Story and the Semi-Official Alternative Story. On one hand, you have the W-approved version of reality. On the other, you have the Fantasyland vision of missiles plowing into the Pentagon.
They kept regaling me with the same canards:
-- Daniel Hopsicker
during the SAME month that Atta arrived to attend his flight school, the OWNER of the flight school had his Lear jet confiscated by DEA agents with submachine guns, who found 43 pounds of heroin on board.
That's not speculation. That's fact.
And it is to OBSCURE that fact that Adnan Khashoggi's minions started spreading money around to scumbags + refugees from Benny Hinn revivals, who pretend to be looking for the truth.
Yet who among you sorry-ass creeps has publicized it or attempted to learn more by actually investigating?
Don't waste your time looking. The answer is NO-ONE.
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But the day may soon come when a number of Republican senators decide that they can best serve their party by turning against their president. Permalink
John Dean argues against impeachment of Bush and Cheney, although he advocates the use of the impeachment process against lower administration officials. Dean:
It was a repeat of what an earlier Republican Congress had done to President Andrew Johnson, following the Civil War. Both proceedings were politics at their ugliest.
But the Clinton impeachment worked . Had it never occurred, Gore would have won 00.000.2000 and we'd now have a movement to place Clinton's face on Mt. Rushmore.
00.000.1913 , here:https://www.vlib.us/amdocs/texts/monopoly.htm
The author describes an event thrown by his wife's employer and "1) Claims that everyone will be changed by a ceremony at the close of the day which is designed to inculcate loyalty to said corporation. Said ceremony is also where they require everyone to take a pledge that insists you call all fellow employees 'brother' or 'sister'."
16.Dec.2006 John McCain's Shameless Call for Escalation of the Iraq War. He is Asking More GIs to Die for His Own Political Opportunism. 12/15
16.Dec.2006 Report: Senator Tim Johnson's Progress "Encouraging" 12/16
A federal judge upheld the Bush administration's new "terrorism" law Wednesday, agreeing that Guantanamo Bay detainees do not have the right to challenge their imprisonment in U.S. courts.
''Guantanamo brings images of a man in orange overalls, his face down and a soldier holding him by the neck, like a dog on a leash," says 14-year-old Zahra Paracha. "Animals are treated better,''
The U.S. Defense Department announced on Thursday that it transferred 16 detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Saudi Arabia.
The sudden illness of South Dakota Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson has huge potential ramifications in the narrowly divided Senate and for the rest of President George W. Bush's term.
Given rising metal prices, the pennies and nickels in your pocket are worth more melted down than their face value -- and that has the government worried.
"My friends I wish to end with the prayer that the underlying cause of strife and bloodshed in the Middle East, namely, the State known as ‘Israel’, be totally and peacefully dissolved. To be replaced by a regime fully in accordance with the aspirations of the Palestinians. When Arab and Jew will be able to live peacefully together as they did for centuries."
00.Feb.2007 : The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Thursday agreed to reduce overall production in 500,000 bpd, or 2 %, as of next February 1st, when winter in the northern hemisphere ends, in a move that boosted oil prices
Deal reached on Haniya crossing : Israel and Egypt have reached a deal to allow the Palestinian prime minister to return to the Gaza Strip.
Olmert filmed 'coaching' Prodi: An Israeli television station has broadcast footage that appears to show Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, coaching Romano Prodi on what to say during a joint press conference.
Israeli Committee against Torture: High Court's ruling could increase killings: "We are afraid the High Court's ruling could create a dangerous slope in which the harming and killing of innocent citizens will increase." According to the Committee's data, since the start of the second intifada 500 Palestinians have been killed in targeted killings
Jonathan Cook: Still Jews only: Recognising Israel's "right to exist" is in practice bowing to paranoid state racism
Support for Israel in Congress is Based on Fear: I can tell you from personal experience that the support Israel has in the Congress is based completely on political fear -- fear of defeat by anyone who does not do what Israel wants done.
Irans President: World problems rooted in disregard for religious principles by West, Zionists: : According to a report released by the Presidential Office Media Department, the president made the remark in a meeting with Jewish rabbis who attended the two-day international conference on holocaust in Tehran
Ahmadinejad says Zionists are criminals: Ahmadinejad said not all Jews are Zionists + called for "a referendum in order to determine the type of regime the Palestinians prefer, with the participation of all Palestinians -- including Jews, Christians and Muslims," Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported.
Speech of Neturei Karta rabbi in Teheran:
16.Dec.2006 Two in Three Americans Want Diplomatic Ties with Cuba : Judging by press coverage and political rhetoric, one would imagine that most Americans take a very dim view of establishing diplomatic ties with Fidel Castro's Cuba. A new Gallup poll, however, reveals that this is far from true.
16.Dec.2006 'National interest' halts arms corruption inquiry: A major criminal investigation into alleged corruption by the arms company BAE Systems and its executives was stopped in its tracks yesterday when the prime minister claimed it would endanger Britain's security if the inquiry was allowed to continue.
16.Dec.2006 U.K. case for war 'torn apart': A committee of Britain's Parliament has published formerly secret testimony that the newspaper The Independent says has "torn apart" the case for war in Iraq.
16.Dec.2006 John W. Dean: Refocusing the Impeachment Movement : I myself have no doubt that Bush has, in fact, committed impeachable offenses + that for each Bush "high crime and misdemeanor," Cheney's culpability is ten or twenty times greater.
16.Dec.2006 Subpoena seen as a bid by U.S. administration to stop leaks: Federal prosecutors are trying to force the American Civil Liberties Union to turn over copies of a classified document it received from a source, using what legal experts called a new extension of the Bush administration's efforts to protect national-security secrets.
16.Dec.2006 U.S., China Clash on Currency: U.S. and Chinese leaders clashed publicly on the opening day of strategic economic talks, with Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. pushing China to revalue its currency and Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi saying Americans do not have a full understanding of the situation.
16.Dec.2006 The enemy within : There are hundreds, possibly thousands of Palestinians working covertly for the Israeli intelligence services.
16.Dec.2006 Syria's Assad calls for dialogue with Israel: Assad called on Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to consider Syria's offer to discuss peace in exchange for territorial concessions, Rome-based daily La Repubblica reported. 16.Dec.2006 Here is what happens when you challenge Zionism: David Horowitz: Jimmy Carter: Jew-Hater, Genocide-Enabler, Liar
16.Dec.2006 Former President Carter says he won't visit Brandeis: "I don't want to have a conversation even indirectly with Dershowitz," Carter told The Boston Globe.
"There is no need ... for me to debate somebody who, in my opinion, knows nothing about the situation in Palestine."
16.Dec.2006 Israel boycott may be the way to peace : Ten Palestinians are killed for every Israeli death; more than 200, many of them children, have been killed since the summer
16.Dec.2006 Mike Whitney: Bush makes a “Clean Break” with the Baker Plan : As the USA predicament in Iraq becomes more tenuous, Israel will come under increasing pressure to make concessions for peace. We can expect to hear agonized squeals from the usual suspects, but that will only further identify the dwindling number of neocons who cling to the suicidal policy which most Americans have already abandoned.
16.Dec.2006 Tribal Leaders Don't Trust Iraq Soldiers : Tribal leaders and some political groups in the strife-ridden Iraqi province of Diyala are turning to terrorists and insurgents for protection rather than trust Iraqi soldiers and police, the commander of U.S. forces in that area said Friday.
16.Dec.2006 Sadrists want U.S., British embassies in Iraq closed: The political committee in al-Shaheed al-Sadr's office urged the Iraqi government to close down the U.S. and British embassies in Baghdad and expel the two ambassadors
16.Dec.2006 Top general calls for more troops: The Army's top general warned on Thursday that his force ``will break'' without thousands more active duty troops and greater use of the reserves. He issued the warning as President Bush considers new strategies for Iraq.
16.Dec.2006 Bush weighing deeper commitment in Iraq, officials say: - President Bush is weighing whether to make a deeper American commitment in Iraq despite growing public unhappiness with the war, according to senior U.S. officials and former officials familiar with Bush's high-level review.
16.Dec.2006 Graham Says 20-Thousand More Troops Needed In Iraq : South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says about 20,000 more American troops are needed if Iraq is going to establish a working democracy.
16.Dec.2006 U.S. considers 35,000 more troops for Iraq: Senator John McCain said that U.S. military commanders were discussing the possibility of adding as many as 10 more U.S. combat brigades — a maximum of about 35,000 troops — to "bring the situation under control" while Iraq's divided political leaders seek solutions to the worsening bloodshed here.
16.Dec.2006 Despite Its $168 Billion Budget,: The Army Faces a Cash Crunch: At a time when the war in Iraq is deepening + debate over pulling out the troops is intensifying, the rising cost of waging the fight is outpacing even the Army's huge budget. The financial squeeze is leaving the Army short of equipment and key personnel.
16.Dec.2006 Democrats Expected to Increase U.S. Military Spending: This year's Pentagon budget is $436 billion. That amount does not include more than $140 billion that's being spent this year alone on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
16.Dec.2006 Rice hints Baker report to be snubbed: US secretary of state tells Washington Post that US will not 'trade away' Lebanon to Syria nor allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons – in exchange for peace in Iraq. Says administrations stepping up efforts for Israeli-Palestinian calm
16.Dec.2006 UAE surprised at U.S. warning on Syria, Iran trade : A United Arab Emirates official voiced astonishment on Friday at a threat of U.S. action against the Gulf state for allegedly failing to prevent a flow of technology to Iran and Syria that can be used in homemade bombs.
16.Dec.2006 Iranians go to polls in test for Ahmadinejad : The vote for city and rural councils and the Assembly of Experts, in theory the most powerful institution in the Islamic Republic, will show if the president's rivals are regaining popularity
16.Dec.2006 Netanyahu wants Iran president tried for genocide : Likud chair MK Benjamin Netanyahu has summoned about 70 foreign diplomats stationed in Israel to a meeting next Tuesday, at which he will urge them to end their complacency and join Israel in an effort to halt Iran's nuclear program, which he says is aimed at genocide of the Jews.
16.Dec.2006 Hillary Clinton: I join Israel against Ahmadinejad : Clinton called him a serious threat on Israel and her allies and continued to say that Iran must not be allowed to obtain and develop nuclear weapons.
16.Dec.2006 Hamas, Fatah wage Gaza gun battle : Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh was eventually allowed to cross without the estimated $35 million cash but on the Gaza side of the border, his convoy came under intense fire from Fatah gunmen and one of his bodyguards was killed. Hamas said the gunmen had been aiming to kill the prime minister.
16.Dec.2006 Hamas, Fatah Clash in Deepening Violence: - Gunmen allied with Hamas and Fatah clashed at a West Bank mosque and in Gaza Strip streets on Friday, as violence spread to areas of the Palestinian territories normally untouched by factional strife.
16.Dec.2006 Why Did They Torture Jose Padilla-By John Grant
16.Dec.2006 Guantanamo Detainees To Be Held Even Without Evidence -BY Con Coughlin
16.Dec.2006 The Cash Cows of Personal Debt The Credit Card Industry and Predatory Capitalism - By Charles Sullivan
16.Dec.2006 Bush’s Mad-Dash to History’s Dustbin : -By Mike Wwhitney
Je höher der IQ im Kindesalter, umso größer sei die Wahrscheinlichkeit, als Erwachsener Vegetarier zu sein, schreiben Catharine Gale und ihre Kollegen im Fachblatt "British Medical Journal". Diese Erkenntnis stimme mit früheren Studien überein, in denen ein Zusammenhang von IQ und gesünderer Lebensweise nachgewiesen worden war.
Vegetarier seien vor allem weiblich, gehörten höheren sozialen Schichten an und hätten eine bessere Ausbildung. Sie seien meist Akademiker. Ein Unterschied im IQ um 15 % erhöhe die Wahrscheinlichkeit, Vegetarier zu sein, um 38 %.
Einen Rückschlag mussten die Ermittler gerade eben vom Bundesgerichtshof einstecken. Per Weigerung löste ein Richter dort eine grundsätzliche Prüfung der so genannten "Online-Durchsuchung" aus. Mit Hilfe eines heimlich eingeschleusten Programms wollten die Fahnder auf Rechnern von Verdächtigen forschen, ohne dass die von den Recherchen etwas merken sollten. Das ging einem Richter des BGH zu weit, nun wird ein grundsätzlicher Beschluss erwartet, der die Maßnahme komplett kippen könnte. Dann wäre die Politik erneut am Zug.
With abundant cultural relics, a boat-shaped coffin dating back nearly 2,500 years has unearthed recently in southwest China's Sichuan Province, giving expectation to reveal true history of a mysterious kingdom in the area.
The Bush administration asked an appeals court Wednesday to overrule a federal judge and allow the White House to keep secret any records of visitors to Vice President Dick Cheney's residence and office. posted by Prof. Hex
Mohamed al Fayed, the Egyptian owner of Harrods department store in London, Thursday repeated his public accusation that his son Dodi and Princess Diana were "murdered."
The Government's case for going to war in Iraq has been torn apart by the publication of previously suppressed evidence that Tony Blair lied over Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.
has been kept under wraps until now because he was threatened with being charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act. posted by Prof. Hex
Nach Angaben des Chirurgen Renzo Cecere ist Langevin der einzige in Kanada lebende Mensch ohne Pulsschlag und ohne messbaren Blutdruck. Weltweit gibt es allerdings eine Reihe weiterer Menschen, die ebenfalls keinen Puls haben: Das mechanische Herz, dessen Name "Heartmate II" eher an ein Fitnessgerät aus dem TV-Shop erinnert, wurde im Rahmen der klinischen Versuche bereits in den USA einigen Patienten eingepflanzt. Das Gerät pumpt mit einer batteriebetriebenen Turbine Blut in die Hauptschlagader und soll bis zu zehn Jahre funktionieren.
Unerwartet: Material aus dem heißen Zentrum
Doch bis zu einem Zehntel der Mineralien aus dem Kometenstaub seien bei der Entstehung des Himmelskörpers mehr als 1700 Grad Celsius heiß gewesen, schreiben die Forscher in "Science". Deshalb müssen sie aus dem inneren Sonnensystem herausgeschleudert worden seien, folgern sie. Das bedeute, dass sich bei der Entstehung des Sonnensystems viel mehr Stoffe miteinander gemischt haben als bisher angenommen, sagte Brownlee. Er schätzt, dass bis zu zehn % des Kometenmaterials aus dem inneren Sonnensystem kamen. "Das ist eine echte Überraschung, weil der allgemeinen Vorstellung entsprechend Kometen nur aus interstellarem Staub + Eis bestehen sollten."
00.Feb.1999 war die Sonde gestartet + hinter die Marsumlaufbahn hinaus ins Weltall zum Rendezvous mit dem kosmischen Einzelgänger geflogen.
Auf weniger als 250 Kilometer näherte sich "Stardust" dem unförmigen Eisbrocken.
4,6 Milliarden Kilometer flog das kleine Raumschiff, bevor es in Utah landete - und nach sieben Jahren Missionszeit rund tausend feine Krümel aus der Staubwolke des Kometen für die irdischen Labors mitbrachte.
Die gesamte Ausbeute wiegt nur etwa ein Tausendstel Gramm.
Bilderbuchlandung in der Wüste von Utah. Das war im Januar.
Fast auf den Tag genau elf Monate später macht die kaum vorstellbar leichte Ausbeute an Staubkörnen, die "Stardust" vom Kometen Wild 2 heimgebracht hat, Furore in der Wissenschaftswelt.
Die Forscher müssen ihre Vorstellungen darüber revidieren, wie Kometen zusammengesetzt sind - und wie die Materie bei der Entstehung unseres Sonnensystems verteilt war.
16.Dec.2006 Deutsche Terror- Bilanz: "Wir sind sehr knapp an einer Katastrophe vorbeigeschrammt"
16.Dec.2006 Sieben Tipps: Korruption bekämpfen
16.Dec.2006 Medizin kurios: Mann lebt ohne Puls
16.Dec.2006 Umfrage- Tief: Drei Viertel der Deutschen mit Großer Koalition unzufrieden
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Blogger Thought: I haven't seen commentary on this blog (cannonfire) that gets within a mile of the truth about 9/11. However, perhaps this commentary is sound.
/11 Press for Truth effectively presents some of the most glaring discrepancies, lies + coverups concerning the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil.
Henry Kissinger "nearly fell off the couch." He spilled his coffee on himself. He was visibly shaken. The next day he announced that he was stepping down as chairman of the 9/11 Commission, the post to which President Bush had named him a couple of weeks earlier. What had caused the always poised and famously unflappable "Dr. K" to come unhinged? Why the abrupt resignation from the chairmanship he had so recently accepted amidst such fanfare?
The day before his resignation, Dr. Kissinger invited a small group of 9/11 family members to the New York office of Kissinger Associates, the premier global consulting service to presidents, princes, potentates + corporate executives. The date was December 12, 2002. Kissinger, no doubt, expected them to be putty in his hands. After all, he is the fabled, gravelly voiced eminence who has strode across the world stage for the better part of half a century. Wars, revolutions, financial panics, political scandals + economic crises — he has come through them all, not only unscathed but almost apotheosized to demigod status.
But the ever calm and supremely confident diplomat was unnerved when Laurie Van Auken, whose husband was killed in the World Trade Center, said the families wanted him to disclose his client list to assure there was no conflict of interest. She asked if there were any Saudis among his clients and if any were members of the bin Laden family.
Kristen Breitweiser, another 9/11 widow who was there, gives this account of the meeting: "Kissinger told us to trust him. We told him we couldn't.... Kissinger seemed stunned.... He didn't understand the fuss about his client list — they were all reputable people, he said. Kissinger seemed stricken and became unsteady. In reaching for his cup of coffee he bobbled, knocked the pot, spilled his own cup and nearly fell off the couch." ..
Keeping his chin on the ground Daniel crawled forward peering cautiously through the buses partially open centre doors that were now jutting awkwardly outwards. Scattered amongst tangled pieces of metal, plastic a...
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The Washington Post leads with word that in a meeting with President Bush, the Joint Chiefs of Staff recommended a change in strategy for Iraq that involves switching away from combat to training Iraqi security forces and looking for terrorists. The military leaders at the Pentagon were also quick to emphasize there is only so much the military can do in Iraq and urged for a larger focus on solving the country's economic and political issues. USA Today leads with the recommendations but with a slightly different angle. The paper talks about the plan, rather than the meeting and says the top U.S. commanders in Iraq developed the strategy.
The New York Times leads with + the WP fronts, the National Institutes of Health announcing the results of two studies that seem to prove circumcision can reduce the risk of a man contracting HIV from heterosexual sex by half. The Los Angeles Times leads with the results of a new poll that shows Democrats have a positive view of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton but Sen. John McCain would beat her if the election were held today. This is seen as further proof of how polarizing Clinton is with the electorate, while also illustrating McCain's popularity among independent voters. But there is a large segment of self-identified conservatives who have an unfavorable view of McCain, while former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani received high approval ratings overall. The Wall Street Journal tops its worldwide newsbox with results from its own poll that shows Bush's approval rating is at 34 %.
"A Coronal Mass Ejection resulting from an X3 Solar Flare earlier today is forcing the ISS and Shuttle astronauts to take cover and may result in communication disruptions. Last week, the same sunspot generated what astronomers described as a rarely imaged solar tsunami. The activity began with an X9 flare Dec. 5. According to Spaceweather.com, "satellites may experience some glitches and reboots, but astronauts are in no danger." However, the astronauts were ordered to a protective area of the space station as a precaution."
10.Dec.2006 edition of ABC's This Week, Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) explained to host George Stephanopoulos his emotional statement on the floor of the Senate, in which he denounced the Iraq war as the result of "turning on the news" on December 6 and "hearing that yet another 10 of our soldiers died the same way that several thousands have ... through roadside bombs." Similarly, on the December 11 edition of 's The Situation Room, Smith told host Wolf Blitzer that he had changed his mind because he had believed that the war was about "taking out a tyrant and a terrorist and ridding him of weapons of mass destruction and establishing democracy" but had now turned the USA into "street cops in a sectarian civil war." Asked w... Source: https://mediamatters.org/items/rss/200612120005
The incoming Democratic chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee promised on Wednesday to combat what he denounced as President George W. Bush's war-time trampling of American rights....
The American experience in Iraq, as many analysts have pointed out, looks a lot like the American experience in Vietnam. But one element seems to be missing: antiwar protests. There were enormous demonstrations around the world, including in New York and San Francisco, on the eve of the invasion
Support for the Iraq war and the president's handling of it are significantly lower than comparable polling numbers for Vietnam + LBJ at an analogous point 00.000.1968.
Yet since the war began, antiwar protesters haven't been numerous, visible, or influential. Where have all the flower children gone?
The most obvious reason students aren't marching against the Iraq war is that there isn't any draft or threat of a draft.
In the Vietnam era, or at least from 1965 on, young men faced the dire possibility of being conscripted. In practice, of course, there were generous deferments and avenues for avoidance, especially for the well-connected. But even so, young men had to do things that were dishonest or dishonorable to avoid being sent against their will to kill and die. Many of the earliest campus demonstrations in Berkeley and elsewhere were specifically protests against the draft. To continue reading, click here.
The Los Angeles Times leads with word from sources that military leaders at the Pentagon are likely to tell President Bush the USA needs to send more troops to Iraq. In addition, they will argue that U.S. forces need to carry out a new offensive against Muqtada al-Sadr. The New York Times leads + the Wall Street Journal tops its worldwide newsbox, with the White House announcing that Bush would delay presenting his new strategy for Iraq until next year instead of before Christmas, as was initially the plan.
USA Today leads with Federal investigators and safety advocates declaring they are worried the Airbus A380 double-decker plane, which is the largest jetliner in history, will be exempt from new U.S. rules designed to prevent explosions in the fuel tank. An explosion in the fuel tank caused the crash of TWA Flight 800 00.000.1996. The Washington Post leads with a poll on American attitudes toward Iraq that for the most part echoes a USAT poll published yesterday. The majority of Americans say the USA is losing the war + most support the proposals put forward by the Iraq Study Group.
The White House puts off a major policy address from President Bush on the Iraq war.
The delay until
00.Jan.2007 comes as new national polls show plummeting public support for the war. Iraq: The GOP's Vietnam? Public Sours on Iraq Strategy
Now he has introduced legislation that would treat blogs like Internet service providers and hold them responsible for all activity in the comments sections and user profiles. Some highlights of the legislation:
– Commercial websites and personal blogs “would be required to report illegal images or videos posted by their users or pay fines of up to $300,000 .”
– Internet service providers (ISPs) are already required to issue such reports, but under McCain’s legislation, bloggers with comment sections may face “even stiffer penalties” than ISPs.
— Social networking sites will be forced to take “effective measures” — such as deleting user profiles — to remove any website that is “associated” with a sex offender. Sites may include not only Facebook and MySpace, but also Amazon.com, which permits author profiles and personal lists + blogs like DailyKos, which allows users to sign up for personal diaries .
Kevin Bankston of the Electronic Frontier Foundation notes that this proposal may be based more “on fear or political considerations rather than on the facts.” When he introduced his legislation to the Senate, McCain offered no evidence that children are being victimized by people who post comments on blogs.
McCain’s legislation could deal a serious blow to the blogosphere. Lacking resources to police their sites, many individual blogs may have to shut down open discussion.
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Questioning why Vice President Cheney has been “publicly silent and mostly out of sight” since the Iraq Study Group issued its report, U.S. News reports that a former Cheney adviser believes the vice president is now cutting-and-running from the “grave and deteriorating” situation in Iraq:
“I think we’ll see less of him than ever,” says the associate. “Iraq is now Bush’s baby + Cheney doesn’t want to be tarred with it in the eyes of historians.”
Regardless of the actions Cheney takes in the future, history will not forget that he has been at the center of the administration’s most egregious attempts to both sell the war (”we believe [Saddam] has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons“) and falsely report the situation on the ground (”I think they’re in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency”).
Based on conversations with sources inside the White House, U.S. News notes there may be an alternative explanation for Cheney’s disappearance:
White House insiders say Cheney is playing an inside game, advising President Bush privately not to change course too much in Iraq, not to withdraw U.S. troops anytime soon + not to talk directly with the hard-line regimes in Iran and Syria about the situation.
Cheney, an architect of current policy, is waiting for Bush to decide, perhaps early in the new year, what to do next before he speaks out. At that point, insiders say, he will go public to sell the president’s decision around the country , especially in speeches to conservative audiences who still have a high regard for Cheney, even though his popularity with the public is very low.
Cheney is reportedly advocating taking the side of the Shiites in Iraq’s civil war, a position which caused him to be “summoned” recently to Saudi Arabia and has stoked fears of a broader war in the Middle East. Whatever motivations Cheney has for remaining publicly silent, he seems intent on pushing his failed ideological vision to its disastrous ends, while escaping accountability for it.
“A month after suffering the largest defeat by a Senate incumbent in a quarter-century,” Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) is “negotiating a cable deal, which political insiders say most likely is with Fox — though MSNBC and have been mentioned as well.”
“Saudi Arabia has told the Bush administration that it might provide financial backing to Iraqi Sunnis in any war against Iraq’s Shiites if the USA pulls its troops out of Iraq,” the New York Times reports. “King Abdullah also expressed strong opposition to diplomatic talks between the USA and Iran.”
“As President Bush weighs new policy options for Iraq, strong support has coalesced in the Pentagon behind a military plan to ‘double down’ in the country with a substantial buildup in American troops, an increase in industrial aid and a major combat offensive against Muqtada Sadr,” the Los Angeles Times reports.
“ Former Congressman Ciro Rodriguez completed a stunning political turnaround Tuesday with an upset win over incumbent Republican Henry Bonilla that topped off the Democratic takeover of Congress.”
54: % of Americans who believe “Bush will be judged as a below-average or poor president, more than double the negative rating given any of his five most recent predecessors. Just 19 % expect him to be seen as outstanding or above average, placing him last among the six.”
“Federal prosecutors are backing away from some of the aggressive tactics they have employed against corporate crime .” The Justice Department said yesterday prosecutors “will largely refrain from demanding that companies refuse to pay for the legal defense of executives who are under investigation + significantly limit their demands for privileged attorney-client communications.”
Americans overwhelmingly say the growing gap between rich and poor has become a serious national concern. “Almost three-quarters of Americans believe inequality is a major issue, versus 24 % who don’t think so, according to a new Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll.”
The Bush administration “asked an appeals court on Tuesday to overturn a ruling that could require…a redesign of the nation’s currency so paper money could be more easily used by the blind .” The administration said the changes “would be too expensive and could cause undue hardships on the vending machine industry.”
25,000. Number of U.S. troops dead or wounded in Iraq.
28 %. Number of Americans who approve of President Bush’s handling of the Iraq war. Just 34 % believe the USA is winning the war.
Unakzeptable Kampagne!?schimpfte Außenminister Sergei Lawrow über die ?aufgebauschte? Russlandkritik der letzten Tage. Der britische Botschafter Anthony Brenton hielt dagegen: "Im Namen der britischen Regierung erkläre ich, dass es keine antirussische Kampagne gibt."
In der guten ollen USA gibt es ein Gesetz namens Double Jeopardy, das es ausnahmslos verbietet, einen Menschen zweimal wegen demselben Verbrechen vor Gericht zu stellen. Ist man erst einmal freigesprochen, kann man also vor aller Welt zugeben, es getan zu haben.
Der High Court von Botswana gab der Klage der Buschmänner auf Rückführung in den Kalahari Nationalpark statt.
Die GPDel überprüft die Schweizer Geheimdienste. Mit im Gepäck von Covassi: 300 Seiten Dokumente und 5 Stunden Gesprächsaufnahmen zwischen dem Moschee-Spion und...
An appeal by a British-born Islamic militant sentenced to death for killing US reporter Daniel Pearl got underway Monday at a court in Pakistan after a delay of more than four years.
Man hat mit genauer Adresse an die Offiziere der Armee ein Manifest verschickt, wonach die Regierung die Streitkräfte auflösen würde. Auf gestohlenem Briefpapier der ?Unidad Popular? wurden den Haushalten Fragebogen zu gestellt, auf dem anzugeben war, welche Dinge man mit den Armen des Landes teilen wolle. Immer wieder kreuzten US-Kriegsschiffe vor den Küsten Chiles.
"The fleet of five active spacecraft examining Mars (in addition to the recently-missing Mars Global Surveyor) have been working overtime.
On the heels of last week's finding of possible flows of liquid water, the ESA has announced that an entire hidden landscape exists just beneath the surface of the Red Planet +
NASA has released some really amazing images of layered topography that will yield many clues to the history of this strange world."
"The Federal Trade Commission has stated that it is going to investigate the use of 'Viral Marketing' by corporations.
This is the type of advertising that seeks to start a word of mouth campaign for the product via consumers themselves. Previously, consumers themselves set the buzz. But lately advertisement firms are stepping up to the plate themselves, seeding the market with buzz that looks independent of the company, but is in fact funded by them. The crew at Penny Arcade contend that corporate generated buzz is not Viral Marketing + perhaps Guerrilla Marketing would be a more apt term. Either way, it appears to be a profitable advertising model."
A Pakistani judge has decided to drop terrorism charges against the man described as a "key figure" in the alleged plan to blow up flights out of London using liquid explosives. Instead of facing charges of terrorism for the plot, which forced many travelers to follow strict guidelines with respect to liquids, Rashid Raud now faces charges such as forgery. From the article: "Several commentators said the threat was deliberately exaggerated to bolster the anti-terror credentials of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and that it helped to demonise British Muslims of Pakistani origin. The Crown Prosecution Service in the UK said the dropping of charges against Mr Rauf in Pakistan would "make no difference" to the case against the men charged in Britain."
"Cassini has detected the tallest mountains on Titan, a large moon of Saturn. More importantly, clouds have also been detected in Titan's atmosphere. Why is this news important? Well, as scientists scan the skies for the easiest piece of mass to colonize, things that resemble Earth's geology & atmosphere are going to require the least effort & resources. These mountains mean that Titan may have tectonic plate movement similar in some ways to earth's. From the article, '"You can think of Titan as the Earth in deep freeze," said Dr Rosaly Lopes, Cassini radar team member at the US space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "It has a lot of the geological processes that Earth has. In fact, it is more Earth-like than anywhere else in the Solar System. But the surface is very cold; it's about minus 178C."'"
"For the first time in nearly fifty years another mammal, specifically an aquatic mammal, has gone extinct. In this case, it was the white dolphin, also known as the Baiji, which used to live in the Yangtze River in China. The dolphin had been known to exist for the last 20 million years."
The country has long been thought to have been devoid of land mammals until recent times. No mammal fossils had ever been found there; but now one has. From the article: "Small but remarkable fossils found in New Zealand will prompt a major rewrite of prehistory textbooks, showing for the first time that the so-called 'land of birds' was once home to mammals as well. The tiny fossilized bones — part of a jaw and hip — belonged to a unique, mouse-sized land animal unlike any other mammal known... The fact that even one land mammal had lived there, at least 16 million years ago, has put paid to the theory that New Zealand's rich bird fauna had evolved there because they had no competition from land mammals."