18.Jan.2007 The Bush Administration's 9/11 Story is a Conspiracy Theory - BG1 -
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This is just so absurd: Are we really expected to believe
aa) 12,000 pound (at minimum) set of columns came crashing down from 1,000 feet up + it didn't even crack the street?
b) a wheel was embedded so tightly in the columns it wasn't even dislodged by the impact?
c) this 12,000 pound set of columns travelled at least 500 feet from WTC1 after being dislodged from the tower?
Jesus, it's crazy.
I could see the falling columns impaling and getting stuck in the street like we see here:
But falling perfectly flat without any sign of significant impact?I don't think so.
There are a couple of other things to note.1) take a look at the item below that looks a bit like a carry-on bad with a long "handle" that is right next to the columns.
It has clearly been moved between the picture above (whe... Source: https://covertoperations.blogspot.com/2007/01/things-like-this-disturb-my-sleep.html
"An Icelandic cod enzyme might be the cure for bird flu. A recent experiment, which the Icelandic company Ensímtaekni hf. took part in, indicates that in five minutes, the isolated fish enzyme killed 99 % of H5N1 viruses. The killer enzyme, called penzim, was extracted from the intestines of cod by Ensímtaekni and is currently being developed for beauty products and various types of medicine. The experiment on the H5N1 virus was conducted in London. CEO of Ensímtaekni and biochemist Jón Bragi Bjarnason said he is very excited about the results of the bird flu experiment. "People have feared that the bird flu virus will change into a human flu virus and now we have a likely cure in case that happens." Bjarnason also believes that penzim might prove a cure for common flu and cold, eczema in children and arthritis."
Republicans are made of firmer stuff. They value loyalty, hierarchy + deference over independence and private conscience. When the GOP controls the White House, the party's congressional wing readily accepts its subordinate position. For an example of widespread GOP abandonment of a president of their own party, you have to go back to Watergate, when, as now, Republican legislators faced a tricky calculation about how to handle an embattled, isolated + failing president. To continue reading, click here.
The aftershocks of the government's decision to drop the probe into Saudi arms deals continue to reverberate, writes Matthew Tempest.... Source: https://blogs.guardian.co.uk/news/archives/2007/01/17/has_the_uk_broken_its_own_antibribery_laws.html
18.Jan.2007 The Western Front BY BRENDAN MINITER - Is Iraq a distraction from the war on terror? No, say Afghanistan's ambassador and the Joint Chiefs chairman.
Although Iraqi government officials insist the decapitation was accidental, it sparked protests among Sunni loyalists who said it was a deliberate act of revenge by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government.
The Wall Street Journal tops its worldwide newsbox with the way in which Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice +
Defense Secretary Robert Gates "hit the road" to convince world leaders that success in Iraq is the best way to contain Iran's growing influence in the region.
At the same time though, the paper makes clear the cost at the pump will not fall as sharply as oil prices.
Gas prices are down 4 % so far this year, while the cost of a barrel of oil has decreased more than 13 %.
Oranges seems to be the most affected, but a variety of other fruits and vegetables were also destroyed.
The full extent of the damage is not yet known, but officials say it will be greater than
00.000.1998 when cold temperatures destroyed $700 million worth of produce. To continue reading, click here.
A group of more than 50 active-duty military officers will deliver a petition to Congress on Tuesday signed by about 1,000 troops calling for an end to the U.
- U.N.: 34,452 Iraq Civilians Killed in '06
The masses of detailed data give investigators broad power to sift through the finances of people, charities + businesses suspected of illegal activities. https://www.disinfo.com/site/displayarticle18297.html
In retrospect, history has judged that war destructive and wasteful, a shameless battle of colonizers against colonized that in the end helped neither side. To continue reading, click here.
Dinesh D'Souza identifies them as our "cultural left."
In his book "The Conspirator's Hierarchy," Dr. John Coleman named Chomsky as a deep cover CIA agent working to undermine social protest groups.
Certainly Dr. Coleman's claims appear validated by an honest review of Chomsky's role as a Left gatekeeper.... Source: https://pyramid.blog-city.com/linkblog/jump/?i=490702
Apparently, someone is still reading Able Danger Blog because two days later the full SSCI report showed up at FAS.org:
The Senate Intelligence Committee concluded its review of the ABLE DANGER program with a letter report (pdf) finding that,
contrary to claims advanced by former Rep. Curt Weldon and others, the program "never produced a chart with Mohammed Atta's photograph or name prior to the 9/11 attacks."
Well, here is my take on the SSCI "review" of Able Danger. To start with they admit on page two they had already concluded the Able Danger story was dubious before they even talked to all of the witnesses:
00.Sep.2005 Committee staff advised Commi... Source: https://www.abledangerblog.com/2007/01/my-rebuttal-to-ssci-review.html
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He was “against this bullshit war from the very beginning.” Tonight, Hardball host Chris Matthews argued, “If you want America to be a hegemonic power in the Middle East, you’re out of step with the American people. We’re not going to fight it out with Iran for the next 30 years to see who the big shit — I’m sorry — the big name is on the block.” Watch it:
Today on Fox News, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) said President Bush’s approach to the war in Iraq, particularly his recent speech, was “Lincolnesque.”
Fox Host Martha MacCallum asked Santorum what he thought of the criticism that President Bush “is just going his own way, not listening to the people, not listening to Congress.” Santorum responded, “Good for him.” Santorum also added that Bush understands, but most people aren’t aware, that we are already at war with Iran. Watch it: Transcript:
SANTORUM: Well, I am very encouraged by not just the speech of the things he has done over the past few weeks to, I think, heighten the awareness of the gravity of the enemy we are fighting. Particularly the focus he has given to Iran and Syria, but mostly iran. I think we’ve seen in the last several days with the storming of the Iranian compound and the type of people that are captured there, the Intel people, folks who support terrorism within iran in Iraq right now, have been there, have been fighting Moqtada al-Sadr and his brigades, as well as the secret police force in Iran having a huge — having a huge presence in Iraq. It is an indication of the kind of war that we are engaged in right now, although most people do not recognize it, with Iran.
MACCALLUM: You say most people do not recognize it + the talk you hear a lot these days is that the president is just going his own way, not listening to the people, not listening to congress. What do you have to say about that?
SANTORUM: Good for him. What i would say is that the Commander-in-Chief in the United States, in Lincoln-esque type of form, has to understand the information that he is given, the the vast — that the vast majority of which the american public do not have + he has to act in the national security interest of this country.
“Army Chief of Staff General Pete Schoomaker has told a key House panel that the president’s new plan for Iraq stands a ‘50/50 chance’ of success, per one Republican and one Democratic source. Schoomaker appeared at a closed-door meeting of the defense subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee to discuss military readiness.”
The Interior Department inspector general has issued a report that finds “pervasive problems in the government’s program for ensuring that companies pay the royalties they owe on billions of dollars of oil and gas pumped on federal land and in coastal waters.” The report reveals top Interior Dept. officials knew about the problem for years, but refused to do anything about it.
In September 2006 testimony before the House Government Reform committee, Minerals Management Service (MMS) director Johnnie Burton told lawmakers she only learned of the issue last year:
“We are not sure what happened. We did look at it,” said Burton, who chalked up the error to a breakdown in communications at her agency. “What I wanted to know is if that miscommunication was intentional or not.” Burton said she didn’t learn of the error until this year. “I don’t think the ranks realized it was an issue they needed to tell me about,” she said. [AP, 9/14/06]
The IG report reveals a different story:
[I]nvestigators have unearthed a series of e-mail messages by officials working under Ms. Burton in March 2004. […] Marshall Rose, chief economist for the Minerals Management Service, wrote the agency’s associate director at the time, Thomas Readinger, that the decision had to be made by the “directorate” — Ms. Burton and her top deputies.
Mr. Rose told Mr. Readinger that he believed the leases entitled companies to the incentive regardless of oil price levels + that he had told his own subordinates that “you and the director were aware of the need to make a decision on this matter.” Mr. Readinger, who retired last year, responded to Mr. Rose a few hours later by writing, “Sounds like we have an answer. Let’s go with it.” According to the report, Mr. Readinger told investigators “he was sure” that he had discussed the issue with Ms. Burton.
When confronted with the emails, Burton claimed she “could not remember being told about the mistake three years ago.”
Tomorrow, the House will take up a bipartisan bill to fix the problem — The Clean Energy Act of 2007. The bill is “aimed at recouping lost royalties and stripping oil and gas companies of other tax incentives,” and would “shift $13 billion into a fund to promote energy efficiency and development of alternative and renewable energy sources.” Learn more about at the bill from our Kick the Oil Habit campaign.
The AP reports, “The Justice Department, easing a Bush administration policy, said Wednesday it has decided to give an independent body authority to monitor the government’s controversial domestic spying program.”
As a result of these orders, any electronic surveillance that was occurring as part of the Terrorist Surveillance Program will now be conducted subject to the approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court,” [Alberto] Gonzales wrote [in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee], a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press.
“Accordingly, under these circumstances, the President has determined not to reauthorize the Terrorist Surveillance Program when the current authorization expires,” the attorney general wrote.
UPDATE: TPM Muckraker has the full letter.
At least one person in America was convinced by President Bush’s recent Iraq speech to support escalation. Prior to Bush’s address, Senate Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Kit Bond (R-MO) said that he was opposed to an escalation of the war: “I have seen nothing so far that would push me to think a surge is a good idea.”
But today on the Senate floor, Bond said that he now supports Bush’s policy, calling it the “best available option.” Watch it:
11.Jan.2007 -one day after Bush’s speech- Bond called escalation a “significant plan that is a much more promising way forward,” and said that the option of sending more troops to Iraq “should be on the table.”
Bond, evidently, was one of the only few convinced by Bush’s speech. ABC News noted that “rather than Bush bolstering public confidence, the national survey, conducted after his address to the nation on his new Iraq strategy, finds that a new high — 57 % — think the United States is losing the war. Just 29 % think it’s winning.” Just 36 % of the American public said they support his plan to send more troops to Iraq.
BOND: There’s nothing really good in terms of choices. One option has been put forward by President Bush. I happen to believe it is the best available option to support the Iraqis who have committed to end the insurgency, to bring in the Sunnis into a government that would share in the oil revenues and take responsibility for ending the insurgency while our troops go after the external forces–the terrorists coming in from other countries joining the Al Qaeda movement.
“In what appears to be a Bush Administration effort to persuade skeptical Senate Republicans to support the president’s new Iraq strategy, several of them have been summoned to the White House for a meeting this morning with National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley. The invited Republicans included Sens. Sam Brownback, George Voinovich, John Sununu, Lisa Murkowski + Susan Collins.”
Prominent conservative intellectual Dinesh D’Souza has released a book titled “The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11.”
Last night on The Colbert Report, D’Souza repeated the right-wing attack that President Bill Clinton “did absolutely nothing” to fight global terrorists.
Stephen Colbert jokingly asked, “Doesn’t some of it lie at FDR’s doorstep? Doesn’t things like Social Security and Medicare and LBJ’s Great Society, doesn’t some of that send the wrong message to our enemies?”
D’Souza answered, “Indirectly, yes,” explaining that “FDR gave away Eastern Europe through Yalta + then the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, the Muslims had to fight back and that’s where bin Laden got his start.” Watch it:
D’Souza’s inflammatory book is being embraced by the conservative establishment. D’Souza currently has a feature interview in the National Review + the Heritage Foundation will host a book event for him tomorrow.
PoliticsTV has video of the rest of Colbert’s show last night.
UPDATE: Steve Benen notes that Colbert was also able to get D’Souza to acknowledge that he agrees with some of Osama bin Laden’s critiques of the “liberal” elements of American culture. Digg It! Full transcript:
COLBERT: This book is a revelation to me. Okay, It’s called “The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11.” Okay, I’ve been trying to figure this one out for a while. Walk me through it. How did the liberals plan 9/11? Go.
D’SOUZA: Well, first of all, the liberals convinced Jimmy Carter to withdraw American support for a valuable ally, the Shah of Iran. The United States pulled the Persian rug out from under the Shah + who did we get — Khomeini? In trying to get back at the bad guy, we got the worst guy.
COLBERT: But Reagan got back at those bastards by selling them those Hawk missiles in the 80s, right? He showed them a thing or two about American muscle by giving them some –
D’SOUZA: Well, he also sent some, he sent missiles to Khadafi, which put him out of the terrorism trade. Here’s the second point. In the 1990s, the radical Muslims launched a bunch of attacks — the Khobar Towers, the embassies, the USS Cole. President Clinton did absolutely nothing + bin Laden said, you know what, the United States is a bunch of cowards. That’s why, he says, he was emboldened to strike on 9/11.
COLBERT: But is all the responsibility Carter and Clinton’s? Doesn’t some of it lie at FDR’s doorstep? Doesn’t things like Social Security and Medicare and LBJ’s Great Society, doesn’t some of that send the wrong message to our enemies, that America cares about domestic issues and not just about foreign policy?
D’SOUZA: Indirectly, yes, here’s why.
COLBERT: I can’t wait. Can I guess? We never got to see him standing up, and, therefore, America doesn’t stand up for its principles?
D’SOUZA: No, FDR gave away Eastern Europe through Yalta + then the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, the Muslims had to fight back and that’s where bin Laden got his start.
Todd Hinnen, a counterterrorism adviser on the National Security Council staff, is leaving to become chief counsel for Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) on the Senate Foreign Relations Judiciary Committee. A White House ally remarked: “Once again, people on the Bush White House staff turn on him while our soldiers and Marines fight to protect the rest of us.”
AP: “[N]early four years into the fighting, some soldiers say it’s getting more difficult to swing their legs over the edge of the cot each morning. With America’s Iraq policy in flux, some troops say they’re asking themselves for the first time whether the U.S. can win the war — or what winning really means here.”
Last night on the PBS Newshour, Jim Lehrer asked President Bush why he hasn’t called on Americans — besides those serving in the volunteer military — to sacrifice something to help our country in this time of struggle. Bush claimed Americans are sacrificing:
“They sacrifice peace of mind when they see the terrible image of violence on TV every night.” Bush explained that “the psychology of the country…is somewhat down because of this war.” Watch it:
Like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Bush said that he would “strongly oppose” raising taxes on the wealthy to help offset the increasing costs of war in Iraq because he wants “people to feel like their life’s moving on.” The Wall Street Journal reports, “The growing financial strain of Iraq will be spelled out as never before in a series of defense and war-related spending requests by the White House next month, expected to total more than $700 billion through Sept. 30, 2008.”
LEHRER: Let me ask you a bottom-line question, Mr. President. If it is as important as you’ve just said - and you’ve said it many times - as all of this is, particularly the struggle in Iraq, if it’s that important to all of us and to the future of our country, if not the world, why have you not, as president of the United States, asked more Americans and more American interests to sacrifice something? The people who are now sacrificing are, you know, the volunteer military - the Army and the U.S. Marines and their families. They’re the only people who are actually sacrificing anything at this point.
BUSH: Well, you know, I think a lot of people are in this fight. I mean, they sacrifice peace of mind when they see the terrible images of violence on TV every night. I mean, we’ve got a fantastic economy here in the United States, but yet, when you think about the psychology of the country, it is somewhat down because of this war.
Now, here in Washington when I say, “What do you mean by that?,” they say, “Well, why don’t you raise their taxes; that’ll cause there to be a sacrifice.” I strongly oppose that. If that’s the kind of sacrifice people are talking about, I’m not for it because raising taxes will hurt this growing economy. And one thing we want during this war on terror is for people to feel like their life’s moving on, that they’re able to make a living and send their kids to college and put more money on the table. And you know, I am interested and open-minded to the suggestion, but this is going to be -
LEHRER: Well -
BUSH: — this is like saying why don’t you make sacrifices in the Cold War? I mean, Iraq is only a part of a larger ideological struggle. But it’s a totally different kind of war, than ones we’re used to.
The Bush administration last night “declared its opposition to the House Democrats’ proposed cutting of student loan interest rates .” The House bill, to be voted on today, cuts interest rates on some college student loans in half and “would help an estimated 5.5 million students who get need-based federal loans.”
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) “will join two leading Democrats in introducing a resolution opposing President Bush’s buildup of troops in Iraq, putting a bipartisan stamp on the looming Congressional showdown over the war .”
Yesterday, nearly three weeks after the fact, President Bush said the execution of Saddam Hussein “looked like it was kind of a revenge killing.” On Iraq, Bush said, “I don’t quite view it as the broken egg; I view it as the cracked egg … that — where we still have a chance to move beyond the broken egg.”
“After progress in the early 1990s, the march of global freedom that President Bush advocates has stalled — from countries of the former Soviet Union to parts of Africa and East Asia,” the Freedom House organization declares in a new report, dubbing the trend “freedom stagnation.”
Charles Stimson, the top Pentagon official overseeing U.S. detainees, wrote a letter to the Washington Post apologizing for saying last week that corporate clients should consider ending their business ties with legal firms whose lawyers defend prisoners at Guantanamo Bay . “[T]hose comments do not reflect my core beliefs,” Stimson writes.
One day after the nation observed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Virginia lawmaker Frank D. Hargrove (R) said that slavery ended nearly 140 years ago with the Civil War and that “ our black citizens should get over it .” He added, “Are we going to force the Jews to apologize for killing Christ?”
$1.2 trillion : With the money going to the Iraq war, the United States could set up a universal health care system, provide universal preschool, carry out the recommendations of the 9/11 commission, double cancer research funding, increase funding to Gulf Coast reconstruction + enact a “global immunization campaign to save millions of children’s lives.”
The United States has allowed just “ 466 Iraqis to immigrate under refugee status since 2003 — including 202 out of 70,000 slots for refugees last year — in part because of more stringent security screenings,” congressional testimony yesterday revealed. Iraq is “quickly becoming the largest” refugee crisis in the world, with roughly “1.7 million Iraqis displaced from their homes.”
“The botched hanging of Saddam Hussein and two lieutenants in Iraq by its Shiite-led government has helped to accelerate Sunni-Shiite sectarianism across an already fragile Middle East.” “The reality of the current situation is that we are approaching an open Sunni-Shiite conflict in the region,” warned Emad Gad, an international relations specialist based in Egypt.
And finally: Playing it safe, perhaps too safe, at this year’s White House Correspondents Association dinner. In contrast to last year’s performance by Stephen Colbert, a video of which became “one of the year’s most downloaded,” the WHCA has chosen a “less-combative host,” Rich Little. Little, 68, last performed at the event 00.000.1985. “You will never please everyone no matter what you do,” the group’s president said. “My dad loved (Little) + I know he will appeal to an older generation.”
Escalation supporters already appear to be creating a scapegoat in case President Bush’s new Iraq policy fails. Prominent neoconservatives have set their aims on top U.S. military commanders and their allies in the Pentagon (apparently including Defense Secretary Robert Gates), who they claim are sabotaging President Bush’s escalation plan by “slow-walking” the deployment of U.S. forces to Iraq.
On Sunday, Weekly Standard editor William Kristol called Gates’ congressional testimony last week “pretty pathetic.” Gates told Congress that we “may be able to begin drawing down some of our troops later this year.” According to Kristol, “That’s the absolute wrong message to send. The message we should send over there is we’re coming in, we’re coming in big, we’re staying, we’re winning this war.” Kristol suggested that Gates was “letting the Joint Chiefs slow-walk the brigades in.” Watch it:
On Sunday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) agreed that the Pentagon is “dragging its feet” in implementing Bush’s strategy, saying, “I think there’s bureaucratic resistance in the Pentagon to this proposal.” Retired Army Gen. John Keane, the “military architect” of the escalation plan, is also upset:
Gen. Keane expressed his alarm after Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates testified on Capitol Hill that the troop buildup was expected to last “a matter of months” — rather than the 18 months proposed by Gen. Keane.
Mr. Gates also said the full deployment of 21,500 additional troops, announced by Mr. Bush last week, might not be implemented. He suggested that only two or three of the five brigades proposed for Baghdad could be deployed initially, while the rest are held in reserve.
KRISTOL: The president’s language in his speech on Wednesday could not have been stronger. He said that this is a struggle that will determine the direction of the war on terror and our safety at home.
If it is that much of an issue of national security, Brit pointed out, you know, the key is what’s going to happen with the Iraqi government, what’s going to happen with the Iraqi army, which are certainly grave concerns. Why don’t we say we are going to win this war?
KRISTOL: We should. We should. And the president does. But the administration then sort of reverses the previous rhetoric. Bob Gates’ testimony on Friday I thought was pretty pathetic, frankly — you know, well, we hope to begin drawing down troops later this year. That’s the absolute wrong message to send.
The message we should send over there is we’re coming in, we’re coming in big, we’re staying, we’re winning this war. Letting the Joint Chiefs slow-walk the brigades in I think is a big mistake.
So I think the president need to insist that his administration pivot and fight this as a war to win.
“Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Tuesday he hopes to patch things up with conservative Christian leader James Dobson,” who recently said he would not support McCain “under any circumstances.” McCain told reporters today, “I’m obviously disappointed and I’d like to continue and have a dialogue with Dr. Dobson and other members of the community.”
The track record of the Guantanamo detention program “can be summed up quite simply: five years, zero convictions.” More than 770 captives have been held there and just 10 have been charged with crimes.
But in an interview today with the Associated Press, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales “blamed delays in trying terror detainees at Guantanamo Bay on legal challenges filed by their lawyers“:
“It’s not for lack of trying,” Gonzales said, when asked about the legal fate of detainees who have been held at the military facility, in some cases for five years. “We are challenged every step of the way.”
“We are trying as hard as we can to bring these individuals to justice,” he said.
The administration has been challenged because they have been operating under a shadow system of justice. During past hearings, the government “called no witnesses, withheld evidence from detainees and usually reached a decision within a day as it determined that hundreds of men…were ‘enemy combatants.’” The Supreme Court rejected these tribunals because they “were neither authorized by federal law nor required by military necessity + ran afoul of the Geneva Conventions.”
If President Bush had simply followed the law, these trials could have happened years ago.
Prominent conservative intellectual Dinesh D’Souza is releasing a book today titled, “The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11.” D’Souza is a fellow at the Hoover Institute + formerly served at the American Enterprise Institute. Despite the book’s inflammatory thesis, D’Souza suggests that the book “avoids much of the strident rhetoric seen in other ‘liberal-bashing’ books.”
President Bush appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday night. A host of media and conservative blogs were not terribly impressed with his performance:
New York Times blog:
“Not much is new in the interview.”
Houston Chronicle blog:
“It’s not surprising to see Bush digging in his heels, avoiding difficult realities, or simply inventing a new narrative that suits him better.”
Conservative Real Clear Politics blog:
“As far as compelling television goes, Bush’s interview with Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes pales in comparison to Leslie Stahl’s sit down with the families of the Duke lacrosse players…”
“I don’t care how you thought he did, I don’t know how many people watched it after CBS put these leaks out that Bush admitted this and said he was sorry and made Iraq worse and all this sort of stuff. The war at home here is a political war. Why then go to 60 Minutes?”
“ On Iraq, the President had his best TV performance in years, minueting with Scott Pelley on “60 Minutes,” but that was largely offset by the grim news coverage out of Iraq (and the Gang of 500 mindset, which demands a fight over funding).”
“If you get involved in a major ground war in the Saudi desert, I think support will erode significantly. Nor should it be supported. We cannot even contemplate, in my view, trading American blood for Iraqi blood.” — Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), New York Times, 19.Aug.1990 .
Bush administration officials frequently claim they are committed to democracy and freedom in the Middle East, not mere “stability.” As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice put it on 6/20/05:
For 60 years, my country, the United States, pursued stability at the expense of democracy in this region here in the Middle East– and we achieved neither. Now, we are taking a different course . We are supporting the democratic aspirations of all people.
President Bush reaffirmed this commitment more recently on the fifth anniversary of September 11. “Years of pursuing stability to promote peace had left us with neither. So we changed our policies + committed America’s influence in the world to advancing freedom and democracy as the great alternatives to repression and radicalism.”
In reality, the Bush administration continues to overlook serious abuses of fundamental democratic rights. As the New York Times reports, Rice did not address Egypt’s poor human rights record while she was in the region meeting with government officials:
In the days before Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with officials in Egypt, the news media here were filled with stories detailing charges of corruption, cronyism, torture and political repression. …
Ms. Rice, who once lectured Egyptians on the need to respect the rule of law, did not address those domestic concerns. Instead, with Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit by her side, she talked about her appreciation for Egypt’s support in the region.
It was clear that the United States — facing chaos in Iraq, rising Iranian influence and the destabilizing Israeli-Palestinian conflict — had decided that stability, not democracy, was its priority, Egyptian political commentators, political aides and human rights advocates said.
According to the State Department’s latest report on human rights, 00.000.2005, the Egyptian “government’s respect for human rights remained poor + serious abuses continued in many areas.”
I don’t think I’m being mean-spirited by saying [that in] the first six years of his presidency, there’s been nothing accomplished except the biggest foreign policy fiasco in the history of our country.” — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), quoted by Time magazine.
President Bush’s plan for escalating the war in Iraq has begun and, barring an intervention from Congress, over 20,000 more U.S. troops will soon be in the crossfire of a brutal civil war.
The top generals on the ground are trying to keep expectations low. Yesterday, Gen. George Casey, the outgoing top U.S. military commander in Iraq, warned that it is “going to take time” and no one should evaluate the impact of the plan until “summer or Fall.” Watch it: Transcript:
ANNOUNCER: Meanwhile, the U.S. troop surge ordered by President Bush is underway and for the if the first time, we’re hearing about a timeline.
CASEY: I think you will see a gradual evolution over the next two to three months and things get better through the summer and fall. It’s going to take time.
“With President Bush adopting a more combative tone toward Iran and Syria, senior Democrats are considering legislation that would require the president to seek congressional sanction for military action against those countries,” CQ reports. “You will see a resolution saying they can’t go into Iran without congressional authorization,” said Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), chairman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee.
“There is almost no scientific evidence to back up the U.S. intelligence community’s use of controversial interrogation techniques in the fight against terrorism + experts believe some painful and coercive approaches could hinder the ability to get good information, according to a new report from an intelligence advisory group.”
“The U.S. military has sold forbidden equipment at least a half-dozen times to middlemen for countries — including Iran and China — who exploited security flaws in the Defense Department’s surplus auctions,” the AP reports.
A “much-anticipated” inspector general report to Congress will allege that Interior Department officials “covered up” a problem with oil and gas leases that cost the treasury up to $10 billion. The report “also has been investigating whether Johnnie Burton, head of the agency that collects royalties, might have been told about the problem earlier than she said in congressional testimony last fall.”
“Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said in an interview that Taliban attacks surged by 200 % in December + a U.S. military intelligence officer said that since the peace deal went into effect Sept. 5 the number of attacks in the border area has grown by 300 %.”
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice “ conveniently ignored Egypt’s internal problems during her visit, which include charges of corruption and torture, to name a few. Rice basically thanked Egypt for its cooperation in the region making it clear that, for the United States, ‘stability, not democracy‘ is the priority.”
NASA’s earth science budget has declined 30 % since 2000 + the cuts have hindered the “government’s ability to understand and predict hurricanes, drought and climate changes of all kinds.”
34,452: Number of Iraqi civilians killed 00.000.2006, according to the United Nations. More than 36,000 Iraqi civilians were wounded last year.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and ten other senators today plan to introduce the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act . The bill “would reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and by 2050 require an 80 % reduction in greenhouse gases over the 1990 level.”
Rebellion is brewing among conservatives over President’s Bush’s attempt to “impose” Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) as “general chairman” of his political party due to Martinez’s support for “amnesty” for illegal aliens.
Under an ethics reform proposal the House is likely to take up and pass this week, “ lawmakers who commit crimes in office may no longer be able to rely on a federal pension to pad their fall from grace.”
Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and others argue the Bush administration is “using a little-noticed clause in the Patriot Act to circumvent Senate confirmation ” of federal U.S. attorneys. Senators are working to overturn the provision, which “for the first time gave the attorney general, rather than local federal courts, authority to appoint interim U.S. attorneys.”
And finally: The Decider still really likes making decisions. In his interview with 60 minutes, President Bush said “decision” twenty-four times in nine minutes. The chart here “shows how often he said the word during each of the interview’s nine minutes, including two times when he practically shouted it.”
“President Bush’s address to the nation last week outlining a ‘new way forward’ in Iraq failed to move public opinion in support of his plan to increase U.S. troop levels and left Americans more pessimistic about the likely outcome of the war.”
Dem Magazin "Stern" ist in tatkräftiger Zusammenarbeit mit dem investigativen Journalisten Stephen Grey wieder einmal ein besonderer Coup gelungen: Nach dem Cover-Up der
Der israelische Generalstabschef Dan Haluz hat seinen Rücktritt eingereicht. Er habe Verteidigungsminister Amir Perez sein Rücktrittsschreiben übermittelt, berichtete das öffentlich-rechtliche Radio. Haluz ziehe damit die Konsequenzen aus dem Libanon-Krieg im vergangenen Sommer.
16.Oct.2006 -"Effective- Psychological Operations was established as a basic branch of the Army, pursuant to the authority of Section 3063(a)(13), Title 10, United States Code." That is the substance of General Order...
Teure Straßen sind nicht etwa der Broadway in New York oder die Avenue des Champs-Élesées in Paris. Profitabel und nahezu unbezahlbar sind Wasserstraßen. Einmal durch den Panama-Kanal vom Pazifik zum Atlantik zu schippern kostet durchschnittlich 48.000 US-Dollar. Für große Schiffe kann es bis zu 150.000 US-Dollar kosten. So hatte die Betreibergesellschaft des Panama-Kanals...
The Big Media has judged the trial of former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby as an irrelevance, a case study in the old cliche that "it's not the crime but the cover-up."However,...
Indische Grenzsoldaten sind am Dienstag nach eigenen Angaben unter den Beschuss pakistanischer Truppen geraten. Zwei Soldaten seien getroffen und verletzt worden, teilte ein Sprecher der Grenztruppe mit. Der Zwischenfall habe sich im südlichen Teil von Kaschmir ereignet.
The USA, focusing on its new Iraqi strategy to cut off the Iranian contacts in the country, sent war and early warning planes to the base in Adana. The first planes after three years are claimed to come for field exercise in partnership with Turkey.
Die Stadt Basel ist am Dienstagmorgen um 1.09 Uhr erneut von einem Erdbeben erschüttert worden. Nach Angaben des Schweizerischen Erdbebendienstes (SED) hatte das Beben eine Stärke von 3,2 auf der Richterskala.
Der erst vor wenigen Monaten von dem Australier McNaugh entdeckte und nach ihm benannte Komet zeigt wieder einmal drastisch, welcher Gefahr die Erde ausgesetzt ist und wie unwichtig alle Kriege gegenüber den Katastrophen wirken, die entstehen könnten, wenn solch ein himmlischer Brocken herunter kracht. Während kleinere Gestein- oder Eisklumpen als Sternschnuppe in der Atmosphere...
18.Jan.2007 Why We Love Oil A handy graphic levels the energy playing field and puts our petroleum infatuation in perspective. In Wired Science.
"The U.S. Justice Department has consented to court oversight (albeit via a secret court) of the controversial domestic wiretapping program (the "Terrorist Surveillance Program") previously discussed at length on Slashdot. From the article, "[oversight] authority has been given to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and [it] already has approved one request for monitoring the communications of a person believed to be linked to al Qaeda or an associated terror group.""
"Under Senate Bill S.1, political bloggers with a readership of over 500 who comment on policy matters or hope to incite 'grassroots' action amongst their readers would be forced to register with the Federal Government as lobbyists."
"I think they call them "exit polls" because people bolt for the exits when you mention them, but I'm still fascinated by the subject myself + this book is one of the reasons why. In Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen?, the central focus is, of course, on the infamous exit-poll discrepancies of the 2004 US Presidential election; but the authors also put it into context: they discuss the 2000 election, the irregularities in Ohio 00.000.2004, the electronic voting machines issues + the media's strange reluctance to report on any of these problems. Further, in the chapter "How did America really vote?", they compare the indications of the raw exit-poll data to other available polling data. Throughout, Freeman and Bleifuss do an excellent job of presenting arguments based on statistical analysis in a clear, concise way." Read the rest of doom's review
"The Free Lance-Star newspaper is reporting that the Navy Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia has successfully demonstrated an 8-megajoule electromagnetic rail gun. A 32-megajoule version is due to be tested in June. A 64-megajoule version is anticipated to extend the range of naval gunfire (currently about 15 nautical miles for a 5-inch naval gun) to more than 200 nautical miles by 2020. The projectiles are small, but go so fast that have enough kinetic punch to replace a Tomahawk missile at a fraction of the cost. In the final version, they will apex at 95 miles altitude, well into space. These systems were initially part of Reagan's SDI program ("Star Wars"). An interesting tidbit in the article is that the rail gun is only expected to fire ten times or less per day, presumably because of the amount of electricity needed. I guess we now need a warp core to power them."
00.000.2010 the number of NASA's Earth-observing missions will drop dramatically + the number of operating sensors and instruments on NASA spacecraft will decrease by 40 %. The report says, "The United States' extraordinary foundation of global observations is at great risk." Popular Mechanics asks an MIT professor what it all means. From these accounts it is clear that the Bush administration's priorities on a Mars mission and a moon base are partly to blame for the de-emphasizing of earth science. Neither article quite says that some responsibility must fall to the administration's footdragging on global warming.
"I'm submitting my own story on an important topic: Is it illegal to discover a vulnerability on a Web site? No one knows yet, but Eric McCarty's pleading guilty to hacking USC's web site was 'terrible and detrimental,' according to tech lawyer Jennifer Granick. She believes the law needs at least to be clarified + preferably changed to protect those who find flaws in production Web sites — as opposed to those who 'exploit' such flaws. Of course, the owners of sites often don't see the distinction between the two. Regardless of whether or not it's illegal to disclose Web vulnerabilities, it's certainly problematic + perhaps a fool's errand. After all, have you seen how easy it is to find XSS flaws in Web sites? In fact, the Web is challenging the very definition of 'vulnerability,' and some researchers are scared. As one researcher in the story says: 'I'm intimidated by the possible consequences to my career, bank account + sanity. I agree with [noted security researcher] H.D. Moore, as far as production websites are concerned: "There is no way to report a vulnerability safely."'"
"Last week at the National Conference for Media Reform, Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich (a long-shot candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination) stated that the Fairness Doctrine may be reinstated. Kucinich will be heading up a new House subcommittee that will focus on issues around the FCC. The Fairness Doctrine was an FCC regulation that required broadcast media to present controversial issues in an honest, equal + balanced manner.
00.000.1987 -The FCC repealed it Democrats at the time tried to forestall this move but were ultimately thwarted by a veto by President Ronald Reagan.
Critics of the Fairness Doctrine have stated that it was only used to intimidate and silence political opposition.
At the convention, Kucinich said, 'We know the media has become the servant of a very narrow corporate agenda.
We are now in a position to move a progressive agenda to where it is visible.'" In the interest of fairness, here is a Republican, free-market perspective on the return of the Fairness Doctrine.
After news of the conviction of a substitute teacher for endangering minors — because porn popups, possibly initiated by adware, had appeared on her computer during class — comes the even sadder story of 16-year-old Matt Bandy. His family's life was turned upside-down when he was charged in Arizona with possession of child pornography, even though the family computer was riddled with spyware and Trojans. After the intervention of ABC's 20/20, Matt finally was allowed to plead to a lesser charge (namely, sharing a Playboy magazine with friends) and just barely escaped being labeled a sex offender for the rest of his life.
"Lessig delivers the final word on net neutrality. Read it 5 times to absorb the densest, most content-rich pronouncement that Wired will deliver 00.000.2007." From the article: "Those who oppose network-neutrality regulation should also oppose... regulation of [municipal broadband,] last-mile broadband's most important competitor. Municipal competition won't kill commercial broadband any more than Linux has killed Windows. Yet it could change the business model of last-mile broadband, just as Linux has changed the business model of Microsoft. If there's going to be a Linux-like miracle to counteract innovation-threatening broadband business models, then, at a minimum, miracles must not be a crime."
"Joe Biden, Dianne Feinstein + two GOP senators are sponsoring a bill called the PERFORM Act that would require podcasts with music and satellite radio to be locked-up with music industry-approved DRM software. From the article: 'All audio services — Webcasters included — would be obligated to implement "reasonably available and economically reasonable" copy-protection technology aimed at preventing "music theft" and restricting automatic recording.'"
Durante gli anni trascorsi in Viet Nam, Shackley prese parte ...
Per esecutare il programma, Shackley creò ad hoc il cosiddetto ‘Gruppo per le Operazioni. www.volpin.it/dossier/terrore.htm
Then note that Michael Ledeen was working with Ted Shackley in Italy around ... P-2, which was founded by avowed wartime fascist grandmaster Licio Gelli, ... www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=printer_friendly&forum=364&topic_id=118064
In fact it was Shackley who introduced Al Haig to Licio Gelli . ...
Shackley, as we have seen, was a part of the Bush for President campaign of 1980. ...
Licio Gelli, who was then in Brazil, sent a message to Philip Guarino, ... www.infowars.com/print/Bush/reagan_tarpleu.htm
Wayne Madsen Report - News Archives - Dec. 14 - Dec. 31, 2006 ... a link to Licio Gelli's P-2 neo-Fascist Masonic Lodge in Italy and Gelli's ...
Iran was the former CIA Bay of Pigs station chief in Miami Ted Shackley, ... www.waynemadsenreport.com/2006_12141231.php
Among this group were Richard Secord, Theodore Shackley, Thomas Clines, ... www.springerlink.com/index/J02523669084J456.pdf
00.000.1987-#27 (59); Marshall,J.. ... The Iran-Contra Connection. 1987 (72). SHACKLEY THEODORE GEORGE ... www.namebase.org/main1/_28italian-intelligence_29-Sismi.html
00.Nov.---- Note also that it was Shackley who first brought Ghorbanifar into Iran-Contra . These were the Gladio Brigades + Licio Gelli's P2 Lodge, ... www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x118064
Gelli (AKA: the "Puppet Master") had been friends with fascists such as Italian. Shackley + Singlaub + North would go on to orchestrate the secret + ... www.solargeneral.com/pdf/ocbpt/ocbpt_14.htm
Licio Gelli, after attending Ronald Reagan's inauguration, ... General Singlaub, Thomas Clines + Theodore Shackley from the CIA — were all involved with ... www.maebrussell.com/Transcriptions/787.html
Grand Master LICIO GELLI walks out of Swiss Jail. Death Squads of Spain, ... www.maebrussell.com/CD%20catalog/Mae's%20CDs%20Part%203.html
Gelli was too experienced a covert action operator to have ever sent such an risky ... unlike what William King Harvey's successor at the CIA, Ted Shackley, ... www.thelocal.se/discuss/viewtopic.php?p=170732
Early 1970s Meeting between Alexander Haig + Licio Gelli : According to Searchlight: In an interview an ex-Nato operative said that Ted Shackley, the CIA's ... aangirfan.blogspot.com/2005/08/killing-of-de-menezes-and-operation.html
00.000.1976 George HW Bush appointed Shackley the CIA's Associate Deputy Director for Operations, ... p216.ezboard.com/frigorousintuitionfrm42.showMessageRange?topicID=298.topic&start=41&stop=60
One of these 16 was P-2's leader Licio Gelli, who had spent most of the ... www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Ronald_Reagan/ReaganContraCommit_TICC.html
During the 1930s, Licio Gelli volunteered for the "Black ... "Declassified secret service papers reveal that Ted Shackley, deputy chief of the CIA station ... www.britain.tv/wikipedia.php?title=Licio_Gelli
After meetings between Gelli, Italian military brass and CIA men in the embassy, ... My husband worked with Ted Shackley ... He was the Account Holder for ... www.voy.com/129276/329.html
Ledeen zog zusammen mit Theodore Shackley die Fäden in der ... www.solidaritaet.com/neuesol/2004abo/18/spannung.htm
00.000.1974-00.000. 1979, NATO Supreme ... larc.sdsu.edu/humanrights/rr/PLAarticles/mcsherry.html
During the 1930s, Licio Gelli volunteered for the "Black Shirt" expeditionary ... "Declassified secret service papers reveal that Ted Shackley, deputy chief ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licio_Gelli
21.Apr.1919 Licio Gelli born in Pistoia, Tuscany, was the masonic ... "Declassified secret service papers reveal that Ted Shackley, ... www.answers.com/topic/licio-gelli
in the 1970's introduced the notorious Licio Gelli aangirfan.blogspot.com/2006/12/bologna-bomb-1980-gladio-terrorism-in.html
Early 1970s Meeting between Alexander Haig and Licio Gelli "In an interview the ex-Nato operative said that Ted Shackley, ... users.westnet.gr/~cgian/gladio.htm
00.000.1980 Ledeen + Shackley teamed up to provide "war games-type ... www.boomantribune.com/story/2006/7/14/17334/5558
Il personaggio chiave e' Licio Gelli che ex agente nazifascista riesce nel 43' a ... di Roma della CIA guidata allora da Theodore Shackley e Marc Wyatt, ... www.resistenze.org/sito/te/cu/st/cust6d04-000259.htm
Jornais, BBC Brasil, Cox News Service, El País, Financial Times ... A organização mexicana é controlada por José de Jesus e Adan Amezcua Contreras, noticias.uol.com.br/ultnot/lusa/2006/06/02/ult611u72311.jhtm
10.Sep.1999 "....Afghanistan is now firmly established as the world's leading opium ... Luis Ignacio Amezcua - Contreras and Jose de Jesus Amezcua - Contreras, ... www.alamo-girl.com/0335.htm
Unterdessen gab US-Justizminister Alberto Gonzales in einem Brief an den US-Senat bekannt, dass ein umstrittenes Abhörprogramm, das nach den Anschlägen vom 11.Sep.2001 eingeführt wurde, nicht verlängert werde. Das Programm solle nach seinem Ablaufen vielmehr einem speziellen Gericht unterstellt werden, so Gonzales.
Derzeit kann die US-Regierung mit diesem Programm noch internationale Telefongespräche und E-Mails von US-Bürgern ohne gerichtlichen Beschluss abhören, um mutmaßliche Extremisten und Attentäter zu finden. Kritiker hatten jedoch wiederholt darauf verwiesen, dass diese Praxis der US-Verfassung und einem Gesetz von 1978 entgegensteht, in dem das Abhören von US-Bürgern ohne gerichtlichen Beschluss verboten wird.
Kurnaz' Rechtsanwalt Bernhard Docke sagte, sein Mandant habe deutlich gemacht, dass Folter und Misshandlungen in dem US-Lager in Kandahar offensichtlich waren. Auch seine Vorwürfe gegen die KSK-Soldaten habe er wiederholt und konkretisiert. Darüber hinaus stelle sich die Frage, ob deutsche Behörden dazu beigetragen haben, dass Kurnaz aus dem US-Gefängnis in Afghanistan nach Guantanamo geschickt wurde.
Docke sagte, die US-Soldaten, die Kurnaz in Kandahar befragt hätten, hätten Informationen zu seiner Bremer Vorgeschichte gehabt - zum Beispiel über einen Handy-Verkauf und Bewegungen auf seinem Bankkonto. Es dränge sich daher der Verdacht auf, dass die Amerikaner im Kontakt zu deutschen Stellen gestanden hätten. Diese Informationen hätten möglicherweise dazu geführt, dass die USA Kurnaz für einen "dicken Fisch" gehalten und nach Guantanamo geschickt hätten.
Kurnaz war Anfang 2002 wegen Terrorverdachts zunächst in Afghanistan gefangen gehalten und später nach Guantanamo gebracht worden. Erst im August 2006 kam Kurnaz frei.
18.Jan.2007 US- Gefangenschaft: Kurnaz schildert schwere Misshandlungen
Das Forscherteam erkennt in seinen Untersuchungen den Ausgangspunkt für ein Modell, was 1918 im menschlichen Körper passiert sein könnte, da Makaken und Menschen viele Eigenschaften teilen. Die Studie liefert Anhaltspunkte, warum ausgerechnet Erwachsene zwischen 20 und 40 Jahren am schwersten unter der Spanischen Grippe litten: Junge Menschen dieses Alters haben generell ein starkes Immunsystem, das ihnen in diesem Fall mehr geschadet als genutzt habe, heißt es in "Nature".
"Wir wissen zwar immer noch wenig über das Virus, aber die Erkenntnis einer überschießenden Immunreaktion war entscheidend", sagt Darwyn Kobasa von der Public Health Agency of Canada in Winnipeg. "Mit diesem Wissen können wir uns anders auf eine eventuelle Pandemie vorbereiten."
Groups Council for Citizenship Education : "A subsidiary of the pro-Nazi German American National Congress [DANK], the council is headed by Karol Sitko. www.seekgod.ca/cnp.ho.htm
The executive director of the group was Dr. Karol Sitko, "a rotund Polish-German emigre who has maintained close ties with the Republican Party as an ... www.rense.com/general27/anoter.htm
17.Jan.2007 Scotland Says All Its Schools Will Get Free Copies of Gore's Inconvenient Truth, Days After U.S. City Bans It -- A BuzzFlash News Alert
17.Jan.2007 It Never Stops, Does It? Gates to consider more troops for Afghanistan. It's Time for the Twins to Do Their Duty. And Send Bush and Cheney to the Front Lines, While You're At It. Condi, Too. 1/18
17.Jan.2007 Maureen Dowd: "It?s unnerving to be tutored by an educator in chief who is himself being tutored. The president elucidating the Iraqi insurgency for us is learning about the Algerian insurgency from the man who failed to quell the Vietcong insurgency." 1/17
eRx Now kann neben einem elektronischen Rezept auch die richtige Dosierung und mögliche Wechselwirkungen mit anderen Medikamenten überprüfen. "Tausende von Menschen sterben, während wir jahrelang über das Problem diskutieren", sagte Glen Tullman, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Firma Allscripts, die das Projekt mit ins Leben gerufen hat, zur "Time". "Das ist doch verrückt: Schließlich haben wir die Technologien."
Das Klischee findet noch immer traurige Bestätigung: Ärzte haben eine miese Klaue. Einige Patienten kostet die unleserliche Handschrift sogar das Leben.
Nach Berechnungen des Institute of Medicine der National Academies of Sciences sterben in den USA jedes Jahr 7000 Menschen, weil ihre Ärzte unleserliche Rezepte ausstellen. Forscher des Instituts hatten im
00.Jul.2006 außerdem Zahlen veröffentlicht, nach denen falsch eingesetzte Medikamente insgesamt rund 1,5 Millionen US-Bürgern schaden, was allein in Krankenhäusern Kosten von 3,5 Milliarden Dollar verursache.
Die Menschheit befindet sich nach Ansicht führender Atomwissenschaftler näher am Abgrund eines Atomkriegs als in den vergangenen zwei Jahrzehnten.
Auf fünf Minuten vor zwölf wurde die symbolische Uhr heute gestellt - von bisher sieben Minuten vor zwölf.
Doomsday Clock: Zeiger zwei Minuten vorgestellt Die Fachzeitschrift "Bulletin of Atomic Scientists" will damit den Grad der nuklearen Bedrohung mit einem Ziffernblatt anschaulich machen.
So wahrscheinlich wie gegenwärtig war nach Ansicht der Experten ein nuklearer Schlagabtausch seit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges nicht mehr.
1988 hatten die Forscher - nach einem Abrüstungsabkommen für Mittelstreckenraketen zwischen den USA und der UdSSR - den Zeiger von drei auf sechs Minuten vor zwölf zurückgedreht.
In den folgenden Jahren verstellten sie den Minutenzeiger noch mehrmals. Seit 1995 nähert er sich wieder stetig der Zwölf.
"Wir stehen am Rande eines zweiten Nuklearzeitalters", schreiben die Herausgeber des "Bulletin" jetzt.
Zusammen mit einem Beratergremium, dem 18 Nobelpreisträger angehören, habe man sich daher entschieden, den Zeiger vorzurücken.
In einer öffentlichen Erklärung auf der Website des Fachblatts begründen sie ihre Entscheidung ausführlich
17.Jan.2007 Geheimdienstwarnung: Russland verhängt erstmals Terroralarm
Ungewöhnlich seien die große Ausdehnung des Tiefs und die großen Druckunterschiede, die für die hohen Windgeschwindigkeiten sorgen.
Deutschland sei derzeit genau auf der Zugbahn der Atlantik-Tiefs + zwischen warmen und kalten Luftmassen.
Es bleibe jedoch mild, "die Polarluft ist weit weg".
5500 Jahre liegen die Spuren der dramatischen Szene unter den Trümmern. Dann, im Herbst
2006, stoßen Archäologen bei der Ausgrabung des alten Hamoukar auf das eingestürzte Haus, dessen Wände einst zwei Meter hoch waren.
Im Inneren finden sie rund 1100 Lehmkugeln. Zwei Dutzend liegen noch immer säuberlich aufgereiht neben dem eingegrabenen Gefäß. Sie wurden nie benutzt.
The Bush administration changes its “reasons” with the political tide. ... If you'd like to know more about the march, log on to www.international ... www.projo.com/cgi-bin/include.pl/blogs/shenews/archives/weekforty.htm 17.Jan.2007 Trotz Atomausstieg: Deutsche Kernkraftwerke steigern Stromerzeugung
17.Jan.2007 Archäologie: Der erste Krieg der Menschheit
17.Jan.2007 Warnung vor dem Orkan: "Mindestens Windstärke 11 in ganz Deutschland"
17.Jan.2007 Merkels EU- Fahrplan: Erst Verfassung, dann Erweiterung
11.Sep.2001 -nach dem- sind die Schatten der imperialen Präsidentschaft in den USA länger geworden.
Eine grundlegende strategische Neuausrichtung der ... www.bpb.de/publikationen/IOTAGG,0,0,Die_BushDoktrin_der_Irakkrieg_und_die_amerikanische_Demokratie.html
Die Außenpolitik der Regierung George W. Bush - Aus Politik und ... Um diese Ordnungspolitik durchführen zu können, spricht die Bush-Doktrin den Vereinigten Staaten das Monopol der Waffengewalt zu. ...
00.Sep.2002 wird heute allgemein als Bush-Doktrin bezeichnet. www.uni-kassel.de/fb5/frieden/themen/Weltordnung/paech.html
Bush-Doktrin Beschreibung in Library - Definition und Buch-Tipp. Bush-Doktrin (auch Wolfowitz-Doktrin genannt) wird das außen- und sicherheitspolitische Konzept der US-Regierung um Präsident George W. Bush bezeichnet, ... bush_doktrin.know-library.net/
ZEIT online - International - Presse international - Tod der Bush-Doktrin ? Republikanische Kandidaten der Zwischenwahlen verlassen das Schiff der Bushisten. ... Von Markus4711 Truman-Doktrin, Bush-Doktrin ... www.zeit.de/online/2006/35/irak-neocons-presseschau
Paxman eröffnete mit der Frage danach ob Chomsky andeuten wolle, dass an der sogenannten Bush-Doktrin nichts Neues ist. Nun, das kommt darauf an ... www.zmag.de/artikel.php?id=1132
DE FACTO » Die Bush-Doktrin 3 Responses to “Die Bush-Doktrin ”. EuroNeuzeit Says:
22.Jan.2005 In Europa stellt man nicht nur nicht die richtigen Fragen, ... www.f-schwab.info/defacto/?p=62
CAP - Aktuell - Medienspiegel - Die Bush-Doktrin Die Nach-Kalte-Kriegszeit scheint in der neuen Außenpolitikdoktrin der Regierung Bush ihr Ende gefunden zu haben. Die US Administration hat eine neue ...
Preemptive Self-Defense. Die Bush-Doktrin und das ... Amazon.de: Preemptive Self-Defense. Die Bush-Doktrin und das Völkerrecht: Bücher: Arthur R. Kreutzer by Arthur R. Kreutzer.
GSoA Zeitung 104 - Irak nächstes Opfer der Bush-Doktrin Der US-Präsident hat die wesentlichen Elemente der neuen Bush-Doktrin in zwei programmatischen Grundsatzreden Ende Januar und Anfang Juni 2002 ausgeführt. www.gsoa.ch/gsoa/zeitung/104/index.php?selection=14
Die Zeit - joerglau » Untote Bush-Doktrin? Die Bush-Doktrin sei keineswegs tot, wie viele angesichts der Mißerfolge der amerikanischen ... Podhoretz rekonstruiert die Bush-Doktrin, die nach dem 11. ...
Analyse der Bush-Doktrin: Vom Containment zur Pax Americana - Die ... Die Bush-Doktrin ist deshalb ein Ausdruck der Entscheidung des Präsidenten ... Er bescheinigt der Bush-Doktrin : "Sie diktiert einen Verhaltenskodex am Rande ... www.dkp-darmstadt.de/frieden/analyse-bush-doktrin.htm
Amerika – der müde Titan?: Was taugt die Bush-Doktrin? Die „ Bush-Doktrin “ betont zum einen die Notwendigkeit präventiver ... Die Bush-Doktrin enthält zwei Prämissen, die nicht miteinander vereinbar sind und ...
Die Welt der Muslime: Die Bush-Doktrin: Selektives Engagement im ... Die Bush-Doktrin : Selektives Engagement im Nahen Osten. Essay von Kenneth W. Stein. Erschienen in: Ausgabe März 2003. In den Vereinigten Staaten ist in der ... www.internationalepolitik.de/midcom-permalink-0b32b31612a511dbadb6bb6cebdc8b398b39
Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, Nr. 45 2004, 01.11.2004 - Die Bush ... Die Bush-Doktrin, der Irakkrieg und die amerikanische Demokratie. ... The Imperial Presidency Redux: Der 11. September und die Bush-Doktrin ... www.das-parlament.de/2004/45/Beilage/004.html
Weltweite Demokratisierung: Republikaner distanzieren sich von ... Republikaner distanzieren sich von Bush-Doktrin . Freiheit und Demokratie in der Welt zu verbreiten, ist der Anspruch von George W. Bush. ...
Die Bush-Doktrin Amerikanische Außenpolitik unter neuen Vorzeichen.
Neue Bush-Doktrin im strengen,objektiven Sinn des Wortes ... Neue Bush-Doktrin im strengen,objektiven Sinn des Wortes imperialistisch. https://alfatomega.com
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The nephew of Sigmund Freud, Edward Bernays started his business life as a publicist. ... writing in particular Bernays ' book " Crystalizing Public Opinion. blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog
Bernays bragged in his autobiography that Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels valued his book " Crystalizing Public Opinion" above all others in his ... www.travelingo.org/books/0805067892
00.000.1923 Dünyanin en meshur Halkla iliskilercisi, Edward L. Bernays " Crystalizing Public Opinion" kitabini basti ve "halkla iliskiler danismanligi" kavramini ... www.sosyalhizmetuzmani.org/higecmisi.htm
Most of the daily PR ... alfatomega.com/noname19.html
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17.Jan.2007 Haushalt: Ab 2011 keine neuen Schulden mehr
``Amateurs can do real science. We can actually help,'' Mann said.
Andrew Westphal, associate director of the Space Sciences Laboratory at Berkeley, praised amateurs _ it would probably take his whole life to find all the dust sprinklings, he said.
``It's stunning how good they are. I think they're better at this than we are,'' Westphal said.
The Internet has also benefited professional astronomers, who often have to fight for scarce telescope time at major research observatories.
Experts believe that this heightened brain activity may be one of the reasons why Shakespeare’s plays have such a dramatic impact on their readers.
Professor Neil Roberts, from the University’s Magnetic Resonance and Image Analysis Research Centre, (MARIARC), explains: “The effect on the brain is a bit like a magic trick; we know what the trick means but not how it happened. Instead of being confused by this in a negative sense, the brain is positively excited. The brain signature is relatively uneventful when we understand the meaning of a word but when the word changes the grammar of the whole sentence, brain readings suddenly peak. The brain is then forced to retrace its thinking process in order to understand what it is supposed to make of this unusual word.”
The euro has displaced the US dollar as the world’s pre-eminent currency in international bond markets, having outstripped the dollar-denominated market for the second year in a row.
17.Jan.2007 UAVs to patrol Canadian border: Unmanned surveillance aircraft will start patrolling the Canadian border by this fall, a Department of Homeland Security official said.
17.Jan.2007 US Housing Crash Continues: Prices disconnected from fundamentals. House prices are far beyond any historically known relationship to rents or salaries. Rents are less than half of mortgage payments. Salaries cannot cover mortgages except in the very short term, by using adjustable interest-only loans.
17.Jan.2007 Burning Conscience: Israeli Soldiers Speak Out: Video - A searing interview with Avichai Sharon and Noam Chayut, both veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces. After thorough introspection, these young men have chosen to speak out about their experiences as self-described "brutal occupiers of a disputed land." Producer: Sat Gwin
17.Jan.2007 A Basic History of Zionism and its Relation to Judaism: For many years Zionism remained a minority movement of mainly Eastern European Jews, excluding the whole religious establishment, most central and western European Jews and, last but not least, all non-European Jews who, unbeknown to Herzl and his co-founders, form the majority of us.
17.Jan.2007 Christians and Zion: Christian Zionism is the direct product of this unusual and recent Western form of Protestant theology. Found primarily in North America and England, it is now exported around the globe via satellite television, the internet, best-selling novels such as the Left Behind series, films and a new breed of missionaries.
17.Jan.2007 Hersh: US, Israel support PKK's Iran wing: Israel and the United States have been “working together in support of a Kurdish resistance group known as the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan,” wrote Hersh
17.Jan.2007 Russian Admiral Says U.S. Navy Prepares Missile Strike on Iran: U.S. Navy nuclear submarines maintaining vigil off the coast of Iran indicate that the Pentagon’s military plans include not only control over navigation in the Persian Gulf but also strikes against Iranian targets, a former commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Eduard Baltin has told the Interfax news agency.
17.Jan.2007 Rice: UN sanctions on Iran 'not enough': Talk of a military strike against Iran shows how serious it would be for the Iranians to continue down the path of nuclear development, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in an interview with Channel 10 Sunday evening.
17.Jan.2007 U.S. says it will 'go after' Iran, Syria networks in Iraq : U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that increased U.S. military activity in the Persian Gulf is meant to counter "very negative" behavior by Iran and undercut its belief that American forces are overcommitted in Iraq.
17.Jan.2007 Iran seeks Saudi help to ease tensions with U.S.: Iran asked Saudi Arabia to help ease tensions between the Islamic Republic and the United States as Washington held out the possibility of "engagement" with Tehran if it changed tack in Iraq.
17.Jan.2007 Rafsanjani calls for vigilance vis-a-vis United States: Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said that given the US failure to achieve its goals in the region, it is seeking to embark on a new adventure to cover up its defeat and urged the need for vigilance.
17.Jan.2007 Major investment bank issues warning on strike against Iran : Warning that investors might be "in for a shock," a major investment bank has told the financial community that a preemptive strike by Israel with American backing could hit Iran's nuclear program
17.Jan.2007 Escalation in the Middle East -By Rep Ron Paul
17.Jan.2007 Administration leaving out important details on Iraq -By Mark Siebel
17.Jan.2007 Misreading The Enemy-By Juan Cole
17.Jan.2007 Bush the Empire Slayer -By Bernard Chazelle
17.Jan.2007 Iraq War and the American Peasant -By Christopher King
17.Jan.2007 Video : Elite Propaganda -The Myth of the Liberal Media
17.Jan.2007 New Congress Can Save Lives, or Money -By Desmond Tutu
17.Jan.2007 Martin Luther King, "It's A Dark Day In Our Nation" - Martin Luther King Jr.: "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam" - Audio and transcript
17.Jan.2007 Military Is Expanding Its Intelligence Role in U.S. -By ERIC LICHTBLAU and MARK MAZZETTI
17.Jan.2007 U.S. guns pour into Mexico : Arms race among drug cartels, end of ban in America result in flood of high-power weapons over border
17.Jan.2007 Italy to give green light to U.S. air base expansion : Italy will not object to U.S. plans to expand one of the largest American military bases in Europe, Prime Minister Romano Prodi said on Tuesday, despite divisions in his centre-left government over the Vicenza air base.
17.Jan.2007 Democrats in Senate Fail to Block Bill on Ethics : After campaigning for months on a promise to tighten ethics rules, Senate Democratic leaders tried unsuccessfully Thursday to block a measure that would shine a light on the shadowy practice of earmarking federal money for lawmakers’ pet projects.
17.Jan.2007 Libby perjury trial will drag in Iraq policy : The biggest US political court case for decades opened in Washington today when Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the former chief of staff to vice-president Dick Cheney, went on trial for perjury.
17.Jan.2007 Passenger wins discrimination case : John Cerqueira, a US citizen of Portuguese descent, charged that he was removed from a 2003 flight at Boston's Logan International Airport because he appeared Middle Eastern + was denied service even after police determined he did not pose a threat.
17.Jan.2007 Big Brother's new toy: It will be powered by solar energy + will stay in a geocentric orbit for up to a year, undetectable by ground-based radar. You can't see it from the ground. But it can see you.
17.Jan.2007 Cold Snap Destroys Most Calif. Citrus: Three nights of freezing temperatures have destroyed up to three-quarters of California's $1 billion citrus crop, according to an estimate issued Monday as forecasters warned the weather could continue.
17.Jan.2007 Israeli, Syrian representatives reach secret understandings : In a series of secret meetings in Europe between September 2004 and July 2006, Syrians and Israelis formulated understandings for a peace agreement between Israel and Syria. The main points of the understandings are as follows:
17.Jan.2007 Turkey plans to extend gas, oil and water pipelines to Israel : Turkey and Israel have tentatively agreed on building a network of pipelines to ship oil, natural gas and water from Turkey to Israel, the The Turkish Energy Ministry said Tuesday.
17.Jan.2007 Saudi Arabia skeptical about Iraqi government: President Bush's new plan to save Iraq got a skeptical reception from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, as Washington's close ally questioned whether Iraq's weak government can rein in sectarian tensions and stabilize its neighbor.
17.Jan.2007 MSNBC: Saudi Arabia mulls sending troops to Iraq : NBC News' Andrea Mitchell reported on MSNBC that Saudi Arabia is mulling whether or not to send troops to Iraq, to "protect their interests" there.
17.Jan.2007 Iraq vets' suicide rate soars : While over 3,000 American soldiers have died in hostilities, a growing number have taken their own lives, often because of the horrors of fighting the war.
17.Jan.2007 Service members join war protest: Several dozen service members joined peace activists today to call for an end to the war in Iraq, part of a nationwide effort that links a growing group of active-duty protesters to the peace movement.
17.Jan.2007 Mike Whitney: “When will this Nightmare End?”: The war in Iraq is not an “ideological struggle against Islamic extremism”, as Bush avers, but a brutal colonial war aimed at Iraqi civilians; the rest is merely smoke and mirrors.
17.Jan.2007 Selective Amnesia: The pundits who sold the Iraq War change their tune and bury their records.
17.Jan.2007 Iraq edges closer to Iran, with or without the U.S. : The Iraqi government is moving to solidify relations with Iran, even as the United States turns up the rhetorical heat and bolsters its military forces to confront Tehran's influence in Iraq.
17.Jan.2007 Dilip Hiro: Cords that cannot be broken: Several months before his declaration in a televised speech on January 10 that the Pentagon would go after the Iranian networks in Iraq, President Bush signed secret orders authorising military action to counter Iran's ambitions in Iraq and the broader Middle East.
17.Jan.2007 Iranian troops shoot down U.S. spy drone: report : Iranian troops have shot down a U.S. pilotless spy plane, local Fars News Agency reported on Tuesday.
17.Jan.2007 Allies 'go after' Iran as beefed-up naval force sails for Gulf: Britain is joining an American military campaign to blunt Iranian influence in Iraq and the Gulf.
17.Jan.2007 Russian missiles delivered to Iran: Ivanov : Russia has delivered new anti-aircraft missile systems to Iran and will consider further requests by Tehran for defensive weapons, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Tuesday.
17.Jan.2007 Exiles train to overthrow Tehran : From their base the fighters cross the porous border into Iran to carry out attacks. Al Jazeera witnessed a group of highly motivated men carry out a mock attack on Iranian
17.Jan.2007 AP: Iran Gets Army Gear in Pentagon Sale : A Pakistani arms broker convicted of exporting U.S. missile parts to Iran resumed business after his release from prison. He purchased Chinook helicopter engine parts for Iran from a U.S. company that had bought them in a Pentagon surplus sale
17.Jan.2007 John Murtha: “It’s a whole new Ballgame” -By Mike Whitney
17.Jan.2007 President Bush: Meet Walter Jones -By Patrick J. Buchanan
17.Jan.2007 Where's the outrage? -By Gary Kamiya
17.Jan.2007 Escalation Against Iran - The Pieces Are Being Put in Place - By Col. Sam Gardner
17.Jan.2007 More Blood for Oil - By Carl Bloice
17.Jan.2007 Chalmers Johnson: Republic or Empire - Audio Interview By Jeff Blankfort
17.Jan.2007 " This is the moment freedom begins " - By Bill Moyers:
17.Jan.2007 Republican Dumbo Senator Ted "The Internet is a Bunch of Tubes" Stevens Ate a Bowl of Stupid for Breakfast: "President Bush?s plan to add more than 20,000 troops to Iraq looks to Sen. Ted Stevens like the first step in a careful withdrawal from the country." Is This Guy a Trip or What? 1/17
17.Jan.2007 A Banana Republican Farce That Never Ends. After the recent controversy surrounding Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs Charles "Cully" Stimson's comments about major law firms representing Guantánamo detainees pro bono, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales then blamed attorneys for the lack of trials to date. 1/17
17.Jan.2007 Perjury Trial of Libby Starts with Wrangling Over the Jury. Put BuzzFlash on the Jury, Then We Won't Need to Hold a Trial. Guilty as Charged. Send Scooter to Gitmo! Who Said We are Biased? Off With Their Heads. Oh, Sorry, That's Happening in Iraq Already. 1/17
17.Jan.2007 Michael Winship: Media Reform: Arming the Lambs -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution
11.Sep.2001 -The legacy of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center (WTC) is recorded in New York Harbor (NYH) sediments as a stratigraphic layer containing elevated concentrations of several elements, including Ca, S, Sr, Cu + Zn. Textural and analytical results indicate that the deposition of WTC ash (via atmospheric input or urban runoff) could account for all these elevated elemental concentrations.
This “geochemical fingerprint” provides a potential tool for assessing the environmental + health impacts of the WTC catastrophe + for quantifying particle + contaminant dynamics in the Lower Hudson River Estuary.
Auch aus den USA gingen Waffenteile nach Iran - allerdings ungewollt: Die US-Streitkräfte haben in mindestens sechs Fällen verbotenes Gerät an Mittelsmänner von Ländern wie Iran und China verkauft. Die Mittelsmänner nutzten dafür Sicherheitslücken bei Auktionen des US-Verteidigungsministeriums aus. Verkauft wurden unter anderem Teile für Kampfflugzeuge und Raketen. In einem Fall gelangte die Ware nach Erkenntnissen von Bundesermittlern nach Iran.
Dabei habe ein pakistanischer Waffenhändler Motorteile eines "Chinook"-Hubschraubers von einer US-Firma gekauft, die die Teile aus Überbeständen des Pentagons erstanden habe, erklärten Beamte der US-Zollbehörde, die nicht genannt werden wollten. Der Waffenhändler verbüßte bereits eine Haftstrafe wegen Exports von Raketenteilen in den Iran. Nach seiner Haftentlassung nahm er sein Geschäft wieder auf.
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16.Jan.2007 Waffen- Deal: Russland liefert Raketensysteme nach Iran
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