Saturday, November 25, 2006

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9/11 activists forced to leave Norway

Dead Russian Spy was Israeli Double Agent

Murdered Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko passed documents to former Yukos CEO in Israel months before his death . . .
November 25, 2006, 9:10 AM (GMT+02:00)
Leonid Nevzlin, former CEO of the oil giant and current chairman of the Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv, says the former Russian spy came to Israel with classified documents on Yukos which may be damaging to Russian leaders. Nevzliln estimates that Litvinenko’s death was connected with this information, which he has handed to London police investigators of the murder.
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Big Brother - Big Business

Every day technologies are being used to monitor Americans with unprecedented scrutiny -- from driving habits to workplace surveillance. Shoppers and diners are observed and analyzed; Internet searches are monitored and used as evidence in court.
It is big business that collects most of the data about us. But increasingly, it's the government that's using it.
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BBC Newsnight: CIA role claim in Kennedy killing (Video)

New video and photographic evidence that puts three senior CIA operatives at the scene of Robert Kennedy's assassination has been brought to light.

The evidence was shown in a report by Shane O'Sullivan, broadcast on BBC Newsnight.
It reveals that the operatives and four unidentified associates were at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles in the moments before and after the shooting on 5 June, 1968.
The CIA had no domestic jurisdiction and some of the officers were based in South-East Asia at the time, with no reason to be in Los Angeles.
Kennedy had just won the California Democratic primary on an anti-War ticket and was set to challenge Nixon for the White House when he was shot in a kitchen pantry.
A 24-year-old Palestinian, Sirhan Sirhan, was arrested as the lone assassin and notebooks at his house seemed to incriminate him.
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Friday, November 24, 2006

John Conner Crashes ANOTHER College (UCSD) With 9/11 Truth (Video)

John Conner is at it again, spreading 9/11 Truth at lecutre halls, and on campus at UCSD.

Geraldo Covers 9/11 Truth (Video)

September 11, 2006
> Watch Video High Low
9/11 Conspiracy Theory9/11 skeptics challenge World Trade Center findings and the steel-frame building structure collapsing from the fire.

Retiring US Rep Kolbe (AZ) $40K Free Trips - Purpose?

By Jennifer Talhelm, Associated Press
Tucson, Arizona 11.23.2006

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe may be retiring at the end of the year, but that hasn't kept him from racking up free trips abroad.
Kolbe, a Tucson Republican who announced his retirement plans a year ago, reported visiting Turkey, Italy, Poland, England, Canada, Spain and Belgium since June — all on the dime of private groups including the Aspen Institute and the German Marshall Fund. Kolbe took more privately paid trips in 2006 than anyone else in Arizona's congressional delegation, according to a list compiled by, an independent Web site that tracks political spending. Congressional watchdog groups questioned whether it was appropriate for a retiring lawmaker to accept so many privately paid trips right before leaving office, when most of Congress was focused on the November elections. "Privately sponsored travel is supposed to be for official business," said Massie Ritsch, spokesman for the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. "When he knows he's not going to do official business, it raises the question why he needed to take these trips. He won't be able to apply the knowledge from these trips in Congress, because he won't be there."
The value of the trips totaled almost $40,000. Most were for three to five days to take part in international summits such as the Bellagio Conference on Migration in Bellagio, Italy, in July. One, to Geneva, was to a job interview with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. As chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations, export financing and related programs, Kolbe weighs in on numerous international issues.
But Kolbe took the trips after his committee approved the foreign-operations bill on May 25, which is one of his key responsibilities. His first privately paid trip of the year was to Istanbul, Turkey, between May 29 and June 4. His spokeswoman, Korenna Cline, said all the travel was cleared through the House ethics panel. Kolbe traveled to Krakow, Poland, and London Aug. 9-18, courtesy of the Aspen Institute. He went to Madrid, Spain, and Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 8-13 for an International Republican Institute program, paid for by that organization. Kolbe's office would not give details about what he learned on the trips or how the travel would have influenced any bills before his committee. Cline said only that the full Congress has not yet finished work on the foreign-aid bill. Kolbe's travel stands out in a year in which many lawmakers cut back on their privately funded trips in the wake of scandals involving congressional travel. PoliticalMoneyLine reported that so far this year, the cost and number of privately paid trips by lawmakers has been less than half of what it was in 2005.
Such travel was scrutinized after news surfaced about lavish golf trips in Scotland arranged by disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who pleaded guilty this year in a congressional corruption probe. No one alleges Kolbe's travel is related to any of the scandals. But Kolbe took far more trips than others in the Arizona delegation. The 22-year veteran of the House ranks 39th in number of trips on PoliticalMoneyLine's list of lawmakers' privately funded travel, which covers 2000 to the present. In another ranking, only two other members of Congress took more government-paid trips between 1994 and 2006, according to the group.
Other Arizona lawmakers traveled courtesy of private groups this year. Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., who ranks 59th on the list of privately funded trips, went to Hawaii and Jamaica. Republican Reps. John Shadegg (ranked 158th) and Jeff Flake (163rd) both went to conferences in Baltimore and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., respectively.
GOP Rep. J.D. Hayworth (ranked 366th), went to Raleigh, N.C., in April, to keynote the North Carolina Conservative Leadership Conference. Demo-cratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva (408th) visited Orlando, Fla., at the end of June to receive the National Education Association César Chávez Human Rights Award.
Republican Sen. John McCain (521st) traveled to New York in October to be honored by the Sergeants Benevolent Association.

Sen John McCain (AZ) Reply to My Request for Investigations/Impeachment Bush

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October 11, 2006
Dear Ms. (Removed for Web):
Thank you for contacting me to express your view that President Bush should be impeached and removed from office.
I'm afraid that we will have to agree to disagree on this issue.
The impeachment and removal of a President are extraordinary actions that should be taken only when the individual holding that office has been found to have committed treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. President Bush has committed no crime and has dedicated his time in office to protecting the people of this nation to the best of his ability.
At a time when our nation is at war with radical extremists, we should all work together to secure our Nation from the very real threats it faces. Stroking partisan fires by calling for the impeachment and the removal of the President only harms our unity and our security at a time when acting as one nation is crucial.
Please know that I cherish the right of speech and dissent and, while I respect your views on this matter, I simply disagree. I thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts.
John McCain
United States Senator
What I got from this is his relentless support of war crimes and crimes against humanity (children), that I am a dissident, and that I desire disunity - in other words I am a trouble maker. I received a much more cooperative and warm letter from my Representative in Congress who agreed that many of his constituents are calling for investigations and impeachment. He has promised to follow what the Democratic leadership decides. We need to hold their feet to the fire and continue the pressure to preserve our democratic Republic and to stop the war. Here is the text from my US Representative's email:
November 16, 2006
Thank you very much for taking the time to contact me with your concerns that President Bush has lied to and intentionally misled the American people in furtherance of his political agenda, particularly the war in Iraq. I appreciate hearing from you.
You, and others, raise serious allegations, and I recognize your support for President Bush's impeachment. While I personally believe that censure is a more viable option, I will support decisions by the House Democratic Leadership about investigating the actions of the Executive.
Last summer I cosigned a letter by Representative Conyers to President Bush, demanding an explanation of the "Downing Memo." This memo, "leaked" by British intelligence, claims "Bush wanted to remove Saddam through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD." The Memo goes on to say that the "intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy." If the disclosure is accurate, it confirms troubling questions regarding the legal justifications for the war in Iraq as well as questioning the Administration's integrity and commitment to democracy.
Along with my fellow Democrats in Congress, I have attempted to hold the Bush Administration accountable for its actions surrounding the war in Iraq . Many Democrats in Congress, including House Minority Leader Pelosi, supported legislation introduced by Rep. Waxman to establish an independent commission -- modeled after the September 11 Commission -- to examine both the Iraq intelligence and the representations made by executive branch officials about this intelligence. This legislation was cosponsored by more than 135 members of Congress and yet, the Republican Majority and the White House have blocked any attempts to establish any truly independent investigations.
It is vital that the Bush Administration not be allowed to use partisan politics to stand in the way of our national security. Leaving these crucial questions unanswered undermines the very fabric of our great democracy. Such an act would justify and set a precedent for our leaders to make choices without considering the needs of those they serve.
Thank you very much for taking the time to contact me. I always appreciate hearing about the issues that are important to you.
Raul M. Grijalva
Member of Congress

Thursday, November 23, 2006

9/11 Truth on Cspan2 On Friday, November 24 at 4:00 pm and Saturday, November 25 at 3:30 am and at 10:00 pm

Cspan2 Book TV
Thanksgiving is here and let us give thanks! We have plenty of reasons to be grateful today. One of those is the presence of a holy man among us - Dr David Ray Griffin - and this quietly effective man brings 9/11 truth to C-Span again! His first appearance on C-Span 'rocked my world' in April 2005 and I thank Kevin Barrett for alerting me to that presentation.
This will be the third time that C-Span has shown 9/11 presentations and each time it does, the impact reverberates throughout society and a perceptible shift occurs. Take advantage of the holidays and use the face to face time with people you rarely see to bend their ear about 9/11 and remind them to tune in to watch the program Friday & Saturday. We've come a long way, baby!

American Empire
Calling All Patriots!
Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11

"9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out" On September 24th, 2006 a conference was held in Berkeley, California. Participants included editors David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott, contributors to the book are Peter Phillips, Kevin Ryan, and the host is Ray McGovern.Dr. Griffin has written several books about 9/11: The New Pearl Harbor, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, 911 and American Empire- Intellectuals Speak Out, and Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11. Each of these books is an education in critical thinking. He uses careful analysis and systematic logic backed by the moral conviction of a retired Christian theologian, with more than 30 years of teaching experience at the Claremont School of Theology in California. He documents the facts and evidence associated with the tragedy of 9/11 and calls for action on moral principles.Our advances in spreading 9/11 truth this past year have been so dramatic, and there is so much interest, so many articles, and endless chances to make a contribution in your local area. Think globally, act locally! For starters, turn on all your friends and the newcomers to 9/11 in your world to the special programming on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. Don't forget to record it for copying and distributing! Thank you Dr Griffin and associates for this incredible project! Cspan2 Book TV
~ David Ray Griffin 'Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11'
All Dr. Griffin's books available here

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May 9/11 truth be properly investigated and widely publicized and may this contribute to greater justice, liberty, prosperity and peace for people all around the world.

Selective Service: Ready for a draft

(CNN) -- Although Congress is unlikely to follow calls from a top Democrat to bring back the military draft, the United States does have a plan, if necessary, aimed at inducting millions of young men for service.
The Selective Service System, an agency independent of the Defense Department, says it's ready to respond quickly to any crisis that would threaten to overwhelm the current all-volunteer military.
"We're the fire department," said spokesman Pat Schuback at the service headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
"We're prepared to do the mission with whatever time period we're asked to do it in. Our current plan is 193 days and that was based on manpower analysis."
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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

TeenScreen - Pharmaceutical/Psychiatric Fraud

Updated: November 21, 2006
TeenScreen is a very controversial so-called "diagnostic psychiatric service" aka suicide survey; done on children who are then referred to psychiatric treatment. The evidence suggests that the objective of the psychiatrists who designed TeenScreen is to place children so selected on psychotropic drugs.
"It's just a way to put more people on prescription drugs," said Marcia Angell, a medical ethics lecturer at Harvard Medical School and author of "The Truth About Drug Companies." She said such programs will boost the sale of antidepressants even after the FDA in September ordered a "black box" label warning that the pills might spur suicidal thoughts or actions in minors. (The New York Post, December 5, 2004)TeenScreen is based on the thoroughly discredited "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders".

Procedure on Young Children
Step One
TeenScreen lures kids as young as 9 years old into doing the suicide survey by offering them free movie passes, food coupons, "I completed TeenScreen" stress balls and pizza parties, if they consent to the procedure.
One tactic TeenScreen officials use is to sell the child on the suicide survey first and after they have the child's agreement, they later contact parents. TeenScreen Project Coordinator, Kathleen Cigich, was quoted as saying: "We found early on, though, that sending out letters directly to parents is prohibitively time consuming and gets a low response rate. We thought, why not go to students themselves and offer a $5 video store coupon to anyone who brings back a parental consent form within a two-day turnaround period. It works. Our response rate is extremely high."TeenScreen also utilizes a "passive consent" form which requires no written parental approval. The passive consent form is sent home to parents and if they don't return it TeenScreen considers that the parents approve. TeenScreen officials favor passive consent because they say it boosts their chances of screening kids to 95% as opposed to the written parental consent technique. What if the child forgets to bring the consent form home? What happens if the parent is too busy to refuse in writing? They've consented in the eyes of TeenScreen personnel.
Step Two
The youngster is sat down and asked introverting questions such as:
Has there been a time when nothing was fun for you and you just weren't interested in anything?
Has there been a time when you felt you couldn't do anything well or that you weren't as good-looking or as smart as other people?
How often did your parents get annoyed or upset with you because of the way you were feeling or acting?
Have you often felt very nervous when you've had to do things in front of people?
Have you often worried a lot before you were going to play a sport or game or do some other activity?
Have you tried to kill yourself in the last year?
Are you still thinking of killing yourself?
Have you thought seriously about killing yourself?
Have you often thought about killing yourself??
Have you ever tried to kill yourself?
Step Three
Based on the answers the child gives to the above questions he is then shuffled off to a "clinician", who ponders the bogus label to use. Social Phobia? Panic Disorder? Anxiety? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?Active Suicide Ideation?Passive Suicide Ideation?You can find the checklist used to label the child here: labeling checklist
IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS: Parents are being mislead by a multi billion-dollar a year child drugging industry that a diagnoses of "mental disorder" (ADHD, Bi-Polar, Social Anxiety Disorder) are medical diseases or illnesses. This is a fraud. No child has a brain scan, blood test, X-Ray or any evidence of physical abnormality to verify they are "ill" or "diseased."
Yet psychiatrists continue to pound the public with misleading and fraudulent statements that these so called mental disorders are biochemical or neurological conditions. That is false. They are simply a list of behaviors that psychiatrists vote into existence and insert into their billing bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
This has led to over 8 million children in the U.S. taking mind-altering psychiatric drugs.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV), published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), is psychiatry's billing bible of "disorders" from which psychiatric screening, diagnoses and their treatment are derived. The current edition lists 374 psychiatric conditions that have been identified as mental disorders.Yet, the disorders contained in the DSM-IV are arrived at by consensus, not by scientific criteria.
There are no blood tests, brain scans, X-Rays, MRIs or "chemical imbalance" tests that can scientifically validate any mental "disorder" as a disease or illness.
Canadian psychologist Tana Dineen reports, "Unlike medical diagnoses that convey a probable cause, appropriate treatment and likely prognosis, the disorders listed in DSM-IV are terms arrived at through peer consensus"- literally, a vote by APA committee members.
Step Four
The "clinician" summarizes his report and comes up with an "impairment score".
Step Five
Based on how the child answered the "suicide survey", and which label the clinician conjured up and how the child did on his "impairment score" the child is then sent off for "treatment".
What treatment? Drugs. A survey of recently trained child psychiatrists found the treatment for 9 out of 10 children consisted of drugging. (Journal of the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry 2002).
The "treatment" used on children with these bogus labels can be found here: MedicationGuidelines". Treatment" is the long term goal for TeenScreen according to their director, Laurie Flynn.
What does the Food and Drug Administration say about these drugs? See here: Black BoxWarning.
There is no Suicide Epidemic Child Suicides are Rare
Protection of Pupil Rights AmendmentThe PPRA is intended to protect the rights of parents and students in two ways. It seeks to ensure that schools make psychological surveys such as TeenScreen available for inspection by parents and seeks to ensure that schools obtain written parental consent.

Origin of TeenScreen? A drug company paid psychiatrist, David Shaffer. Shaffer attempted to block negative British findings. In December of 2003 British drug regulators recommended against the use of antidepressants in the treatment of depressed children under 18 because some of the drugs had been linked to suicidal thoughts and self-harm. According to a December 11, 2003, New York Times article, Shaffer tried to block the agencies effort to warn parents and protect children. The newspaper reports that Shaffer, at the request of a maker of psychotropic drugs, sent a letter to the British drug agency saying that there was insufficient data to restrict the use of the drugs in adolescents.

Foster Care report warns of adverse side effects of drugs on children A report entitled "Psychotropic Drug Use in Foster Care" by the Florida Statewide Advocacy Council, discovered that of the 1,180 children reviewed 652 were on one or more psychotropic drugs. The report warned of the side effects of these drugs including suicidal tendencies. The report concluded that unnecessary dispensing of psychotropic drugs remains a threat to the children. They recommended that their findings be incorporated into an agenda in order to preserve and protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of children.

Pharmaceutical Industry Front GroupTeenScreen refuses to divulge the source of their funding. Their website says they are funded by private family foundations, corporations and individuals without naming them. One corner of the Internet did give a clue to their funding: A large pharmaceutical company funded the TeenScreen program in Tennessee. (See page 4, left, mid-page).According to their 10 year strategy, TeenScreen wants to make the suicide survey available to all American children. Their long term goal is psychiatric "treatment" of our children.Since 1991, the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has invested nearly $19 million in the "research" and development of the TeenScreen program. Who will reap the returns?TeenScreen says that 24% of the kids that are referred after screening are drugged. That percentage may be much higher. No wonder drug companies are tripping over themselves wanting to sponsor Screening. In Colorado over 350 youths were suicide screened using TeenScreen's survey. They found that over 50% were at risk of suicide and 71% screened positive for psychiatric disorders at a youth homeless shelter. That's not science! That's a dream come true for pharmaceutical company marketing types and bean counters.
No Child Left Unmedicated
Grateful acknowledgement is made to Phyllis Schlafly for permission to reproduce the following 2 paragraphs from her article No Child Left Unmedicated, March 1, 2005. Phyllis is a columnist, commentator, author, and founder of the Eagle Forum.Parental rights are unclear or nonexistent under these mental health screening programs. What are the rights of youth and parents to refuse or opt out of such screening? Will they face coercion and threats of removal from school, or child neglect charges, if they refuse privacy-invading interrogations or unproved medications? How will a child remove a stigmatizing label from his records?A pilot project for screening students, called TeenScreen, resulted in one-third of the subjects being flagged as "positive" for mental health problems. Half of those were turned over for mental health treatment. If that is a preview of what would happen when 52 million public school students are screened, it would mean hanging a libelous label on 17 million American children and forcibly putting 8 million children into the hands of the psychiatric/pharmaceutical industry.

Stop TeenScreen's Unscientific and Experimental "Mental Health Screening" of American School ChildrenSign this Petition

‘The Salvador Option’

The Pentagon May Put Special-Forces-Led Assassination or Kidnapping Teams in Iraq
By Michael Hirsh and John Barry, Newsweek Jan 14, 2005
Jan. 8 - What to do about the deepening quagmire of Iraq? The Pentagon’s latest approach is being called "the Salvador option"—and the fact that it is being discussed at all is a measure of just how worried Donald Rumsfeld really is. "What everyone agrees is that we can’t just go on as we are," one senior military officer told NEWSWEEK. "We have to find a way to take the offensive against the insurgents. Right now, we are playing defense. And we are losing." Last November’s operation in Fallujah, most analysts agree, succeeded less in breaking "the back" of the insurgency—as Marine Gen. John Sattler optimistically declared at the time—than in spreading it out.
Now, NEWSWEEK has learned, the Pentagon is intensively debating an option that dates back to a still-secret strategy in the Reagan administration’s battle against the leftist guerrilla insurgency in El Salvador in the early 1980s. Then, faced with a losing war against Salvadoran rebels, the U.S. government funded or supported "nationalist" forces that allegedly included so-called death squads directed to hunt down and kill rebel leaders and sympathizers. Eventually the insurgency was quelled, and many U.S. conservatives consider the policy to have been a success—despite the deaths of innocent civilians and the subsequent Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages scandal. (Among the current administration officials who dealt with Central America back then is John Negroponte, who is today the U.S. ambassador to Iraq. Under Reagan, he was ambassador to Honduras. There is no evidence, however, that Negroponte knew anything about the Salvadoran death squads or the Iran-Contra scandal at the time. The Iraq ambassador, in a phone call to NEWSWEEK on Jan. 10, said he was not involved in military strategy in Iraq. He called the insertion of his name into this report "utterly gratuitous.")
Following that model, one Pentagon proposal would send Special Forces teams to advise, support and possibly train Iraqi squads, most likely hand-picked Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Shiite militiamen, to target Sunni insurgents and their sympathizers, even across the border into Syria, according to military insiders familiar with the discussions. It remains unclear, however, whether this would be a policy of assassination or so-called "snatch" operations, in which the targets are sent to secret facilities for interrogation. The current thinking is that while U.S. Special Forces would lead operations in, say, Syria, activities inside Iraq itself would be carried out by Iraqi paramilitaries, officials tell NEWSWEEK.
Also being debated is which agency within the U.S. government—the Defense department or CIA—would take responsibility for such an operation. Rumsfeld’s Pentagon has aggressively sought to build up its own intelligence-gathering and clandestine capability with an operation run by Defense Undersecretary Stephen Cambone. But since the Abu Ghraib interrogations scandal, some military officials are ultra-wary of any operations that could run afoul of the ethics codified in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. That, they argue, is the reason why such covert operations have always been run by the CIA and authorized by a special presidential finding. (In "covert" activity, U.S. personnel operate under cover and the U.S. government will not confirm that it instigated or ordered them into action if they are captured or killed.)
Meanwhile, intensive discussions are taking place inside the Senate Intelligence Committee over the Defense department’s efforts to expand the involvement of U.S. Special Forces personnel in intelligence-gathering missions. Historically, Special Forces’ intelligence gathering has been limited to objectives directly related to upcoming military operations—"preparation of the battlefield," in military lingo. But, according to intelligence and defense officials, some Pentagon civilians for years have sought to expand the use of Special Forces for other intelligence missions.
Pentagon civilians and some Special Forces personnel believe CIA civilian managers have traditionally been too conservative in planning and executing the kind of undercover missions that Special Forces soldiers believe they can effectively conduct. CIA traditionalists are believed to be adamantly opposed to ceding any authority to the Pentagon. Until now, Pentagon proposals for a capability to send soldiers out on intelligence missions without direct CIA approval or participation have been shot down. But counter-terrorist strike squads, even operating covertly, could be deemed to fall within the Defense department’s orbit.
The interim government of Prime Minister Ayad Allawi is said to be among the most forthright proponents of the Salvador option. Maj. Gen.Muhammad Abdallah al-Shahwani, director of Iraq’s National Intelligence Service, may have been laying the groundwork for the idea with a series of interviews during the past ten days. Shahwani told the London-based Arabic daily Al-Sharq al-Awsat that the insurgent leadership—he named three former senior figures in the Saddam regime, including Saddam Hussein’s half-brother—were essentially safe across the border in a Syrian sanctuary. "We are certain that they are in Syria and move easily between Syrian and Iraqi territories," he said, adding that efforts to extradite them "have not borne fruit so far."
Shahwani also said that the U.S. occupation has failed to crack the problem of broad support for the insurgency. The insurgents, he said, "are mostly in the Sunni areas where the population there, almost 200,000, is sympathetic to them." He said most Iraqi people do not actively support the insurgents or provide them with material or logistical help, but at the same time they won’t turn them in. One military source involved in the Pentagon debate agrees that this is the crux of the problem, and he suggests that new offensive operations are needed that would create a fear of aiding the insurgency. "The Sunni population is paying no price for the support it is giving to the terrorists," he said. "From their point of view, it is cost-free. We have to change that equation."
Pentagon sources emphasize there has been no decision yet to launch the Salvador option. Last week, Rumsfeld decided to send a retired four-star general, Gary Luck, to Iraq on an open-ended mission to review the entire military strategy there. But with the U.S. Army strained to the breaking point, military strategists note that a dramatic new approach might be needed—perhaps one as potentially explosive as the Salvador option.
With Mark Hosenball
EDITOR'S NOTE: This report, initially published on Jan. 8, was updated on Jan. 10 to include Negroponte's comments to NEWSWEEK. And at a news conference on Jan. 11, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the idea of a Salvador option was "nonsense" and denied that U.S. Special Forces were going into Syria. But when asked whether such a policy was under consideration, he replied, "Why would I even talk about something like that?"

Reno Joins Former Prosecutors Action to Combat Provisions of Military Commissions Act 2006

Former Prosecutors Urge Court to Act Against Indefinite Detention of Suspects
By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer, November 22, 2006

Former attorney general Janet Reno has taken the unusual step of openly criticizing the Bush administration's anti-terrorism strategy -- joining seven other former Justice Department officials in warning that the indefinite detention of U.S. terrorism suspects could become commonplace unless the courts intervene.
In a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the case of alleged enemy combatant Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, the former prosecutors assert that criminal courts are well equipped to prosecute terrorism suspects while guaranteeing the constitutional rights of defendants arrested on U.S. soil.
Reno, reached at her Florida home yesterday, said she would let the brief "speak for itself. I've been following this, and it reflects my concerns about the detention and treatment of people who have been determined to be enemy combatants in a manner that is not clear how it is being done."
In their brief, Reno and the other former Justice Department officials said: "The government is essentially asserting the right to hold putative enemy combatants arrested in the United States indefinitely whenever it decides not to prosecute those people criminally -- perhaps because it would be too difficult to obtain a conviction, perhaps because a motion to suppress evidence would raise embarrassing facts about the government's conduct, or perhaps for other reasons."
The filing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit is a highly unusual move for Reno. She has generally maintained a low profile since leaving the helm of the Justice Department in 2001 and has said little publicly about the policies of her successors, John D. Ashcroft and Alberto R. Gonzales.
The brief is also notable because its signatories include two U.S. attorneys from the Reagan years -- W. Thomas Dillard and Anton R. Valukas -- in addition to prosecutors from the Clinton and Carter administrations and Philip A. Lacovara, a counsel to the Watergate special prosecutor.
"It carries more weight because these are high-ranking officials in several administrations from both parties," said Carl W. Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond. Marri, a Qatari national, has been held as an enemy combatant in a military prison in South Carolina since he was accused of being an al Qaeda "sleeper agent" sent to the United States to carry out attacks. Unlike the hundreds of detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Marri was apprehended on U.S. soil, in Peoria, Ill., and is the only remaining enemy combatant held inside the United States.
The Justice Department argues that an anti-terrorism law, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, allows the government to detain any foreign national as an enemy combatant, regardless of where they were arrested. The administration wants to place Marri into its military trial system, but he is challenging the legality of his detention.
"While we respect the right of other legal minds to be heard on these issues, we believe we are on firm legal footing in this case as both the magistrate judge and district court concluded," Justice Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said yesterday.
Gonzales defended the administration's detention and surveillance policies in a weekend speech at the Air Force Academy, telling cadets that it is a "myth" that civil liberties have been hampered by anti-terrorism strategies.

Amicus Filing by Former Atty. General Janet Reno and Others (PDF)
-The Criminal Justice System is well equipped to prosecute people accused of planning or committing terrorist acts.
-The Handling Of This Case By The Executive Branch Has Given Rise To The Appearance Of Manipulation Of The Judicial Process.
-The MCA purports to strip the courts of jurisdiction over habeas corpus cases filed by alleged alien enemy combatants. But the Constitution forbids subjecting civilians—which al-Marri unquestionably was when he was arrested in Peoria—to military jurisdiction without the availability of habeas corpus, when they have not been arrested on a battlefield and the civilian courts are "open and their process unobstructed." Ex parte Milligan, 71 U.S. 2, 121 (1866). See also id. at 127 ("Martial rule can never exist where the courts are open, and in the proper and unobstructed exercise of their jurisdiction"); Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1, 33 (1957) (Supreme Court precedent has "recognized and manifested the deeply rooted and ancient opposition in this country to the extension of military control over civilians") (plurality opinion); Duncan v. Kahanamoku, 327 U.S. 304, 324 (1946) (the declaration of "martial law" in Hawaii during World War II did not "authorize the supplanting of courts by military tribunals"). The federal courts, of course, have not been shut down; the Central District of Illinois, in fact, was on the verge of adjudicating al-Marri's guilt or innocence when the Executive Branch decided to take him out of the criminal justice system and whisk him off to a brig in South Carolina.
-The cases discussed above demonstrate that the existing criminal justice system is more than up to the task of prosecuting and bringing to justice those who plan or attempt terrorist acts within the United States—without sacrificing any of the rights and protections that have been the hallmarks of the American legal system for more than 200 years. The federal government is eminently capable of both protecting our nation's security and safeguarding our proud traditions of civil liberties. We would do well to remember Benjamin Franklin's admonition that "those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin, AN HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA, title page (1759) (Arno Press reprint 1972).

Focus: My life as a spy at the heart of Al-Qaeda

Editors Note: How can you tell if a spy is lying? Answer: His lips are moving. Take this story with a grain of salt, could be some whoopers in there.

Focus: My life as a spy at the heart of Al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda trained Omar Nasiri in its Afghan terror camps as a bomber and sent him to London. Unknown to them he was also working for western intelligence. Here he reveals his life as a double agent operating at the very edge of the law
Abu Hamza looked at me with his one good eye as we were introduced. “Masha’Allah, brother,” he said. “Can you meet me in the office after prayers?” “Of course,” I told him.
When prayers were finished I stood outside the office on the first floor of the Finsbury Park mosque in north London. Hamza approached with a young boy by his side. He gestured with his hook and the boy opened the door for him. We sat on the floor and Hamza asked the boy to bring us tea.
Hamza asked me which of the camps in Afghanistan I had been in, and I told him. Then I leant forward slightly. “I met someone you know,” I said in a conspiratorial voice. Hamza raised his brow just slightly.
“I trained with Assad Allah,” I told him. “He told me about the nitroglycerine, and how you lost your hands.” Hamza looked away. “Brother,” he whispered, not meeting my gaze, “please don’t share that story with anyone.”
As I was to learn later, Hamza claimed he had lost his hands defusing a landmine on the front lines in Afghanistan. I knew the real story.
Assad Allah was an enormous Algerian who had taught me how to handle explosives at the Darunta training camp near Jalalabad. With his green eyes and red hair, he looked like an Irish rugby player.
As a trainee mujahid I had learnt some basic things, such as how to set off an explosive using a watch or a mobile phone. But with Assad Allah we used complicated mathematics and chemistry, and the work required intense concentration.
We learnt to make every explosive from scratch: black powder, RDX, tetryl, TNT, dynamite, C2, C3, C4, Semtex, nitroglycerine, and so on. We learnt how to construct each of these from everyday products: corn syrup, hair dye, lemons, pencils, sugar, coffee, Epsom salts, mothballs, batteries, matches, paint, cleaning products, bleach, brake fluid, fertiliser, sand — even my own urine.
We learnt how to blow up a train, cars and buildings. We talked a lot about aeroplanes: Semtex was easiest to get on board, because it was almost impossible to detect, but it was hard to obtain so we learnt about liquid explosives.
We needed to know what to do instinctively. So we rehearsed the formulas over and over again until we could repeat them in our sleep. And every Sunday Assad Allah gave us a test to make sure we knew it. There was no joking around in his class. Any one of us could have killed the entire group with a small mistake.
One day Assad Allah told us about an accident that had occurred during his own explosives training. His group was learning how to make nitroglycerine, and one of the brothers wasn’t paying attention. He let the materials get hotter than he should have.
Luckily, the trainer saw the thermometer. “It’s going to explode!” he shouted.
There was a sink full of ice right next to the trainee, and he should have poured the materials on that to cool it down. But instead he rushed towards the door with the liquid timebomb in his hands. Just as he got outside, the mixture exploded. It blew both his hands straight off and destroyed one of his eyes.
“Did the brother survive?” I had asked. “Yes,” Assad Allah replied. “He lives in London now, and preaches in the mosques. His name is Abu Hamza.”
At the time I had no idea who Hamza was, but now I was facing him. I assured him that I would not tell anyone my story, and he seemed relieved. He stood up to signal that the meeting was over.
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (White Rose Society)

Do not forget that every people reserves the regime they are willing to endure -1st
After all, an end to terror is preferable to terror without end -2nd
Our present 'state' is the dictatorship of evil -3rd
Every word that comes from Hitler's mouth is a lie -4th
The imperialist ideology of force must be shattered for all time -Resistence
They look to us to break the National Socialist terror through the power of the spirit -Final

SPIRITS: Though he who has boldly risen from the abyss Through an iron will and cunning May conquer half the world, Yet to the abyss he must return. Already a terrible fear has seized him; In vain he will resist! And all who still stand with him Must perish in his fall
HOPE: Now I find my good men Are gathered in the night, To wait insilence, not to sleep. And the glorious word of liberty They whisper and murmur, Till in unaccustomed strangeness, On the steps of our temple Once again in delight they cry: Freedom! Freedom!

But what are the German people doing? They will not see and will not listen. Blindly they follow their seducers into ruin. Victory at any price! is inscribed on their banner. "I will fight to the last man,"says Hitler-but in the meantime the war has already been lost.

Kucinich Calls for Cutting Off Iraq War Funds

"That’s the only way we’re going to end this war."
Nov 15, 2006
Congressman Kucinich called Wednesday for cutting off funding of the Iraq war, as the surest way out of Iraq. His statements were made in an interview by Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman.
"I want to say that there's one solution here, and it's not to engage in a debate with the President, who has taken us down a path of disaster in Iraq, but it's for Congress to assume the full power that it has under the Constitution to cut off funds. We don't need to keep indulging in this debate about what to do, because as long as we keep temporizing, the situation gets worse in Iraq.
"We have to determine that the time has come to cut off funds. There’s enough money in the pipeline to achieve the orderly withdrawal that Senator McGovern is talking about. But cut off funds, we must. That's the ultimate power of the Congress, the power of the purse. That's how we'll end this war, and that’s the only way we’re going to end this war.
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Americans To Be Tortured For Refusing To Show ID? (Video)

A high-profile Houston win for 'invisible' janitors

HOUSTON — In a major step for labor in this right-to-work city, striking janitors reached an agreement with five major cleaning companies Monday on a contract that guarantees the workers higher wages, more work hours and medical benefits.About 1,700 janitors walked off the job Oct. 23 after talks broke down, and have staged high-profile demonstrations in a city unaccustomed to noisy displays of civil disobedience. Strikers dragged garbage cans and trash bags into a busy intersection, then handcuffed themselves to each other and the cans. In another action, they pushed trash bins, mop buckets and brooms through downtown Houston during rush hour.The janitors make an average of $5.15 an hour, half the wage of their counterparts in Los Angeles and elsewhere.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

U.S. to Require Passports for Nearly All

Your Papers Please --Passport, the new 'it' document 20 Nov 2006 For U.S. travelers desiring to hop a plane going to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Central or South America, come Jan. 8, will need a passport. And for the 73 percent of Americans who don't have a valid passport, it's time to get with the program because everyone will need one as identification by Jan. 1, 2008, when it will be required for international land and sea travel as well as air.
U.S. to Require Passports for Nearly All 21 Nov 2006 Nearly all air travelers entering the U.S. will be required to show passports beginning Jan. 23, including returning Americans and people from Canada and other nations in the Western Hemisphere. The date was disclosed Tuesday by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff in an interview with The Associated Press.

Monday, November 20, 2006

New Bond Film Highlights 9/11 Insider Trading

Fails to mention it led straight back to the CIA, was not investigated by 9/11 Commission
Steve WatsonInfowars.netMonday, November 20, 2006
In a twenty first century update, the new James Bond Movie, Casino Royale, directly references 9/11 and highlights the fact that massive manipulation of airline stocks prior to the attacks account for a leading motive behind the event.
The movie, based on the original 1953 novel, has been updated with a terrorism plotline in which the bad guy, Le Chiffre, is a banker to the world's terrorists and in order to stop him, and bring down the terrorist network, Bond must beat Le Chiffre in a $150 million poker game at the Casino Royale.
The movie contains a significant reference to 9/11 when M, the fictional head of MI6, tells Bond the following:
"When they analyzed the stock market after 9/11 the CIA discovered there had been massive shorting of airline stocks. When the stocks hit bottom on 9/12, somebody made a fortune."
In the film, Bond prevents the same thing happening again with the Boeing stock, by thwarting the bombing of an airbus prototype plane at Miami airport. With their prototype destroyed the company would have been near bankruptcy. Instead, someone (we later discover it's Le Chiffre) loses over a hundred million dollars betting the wrong way as Bond foils the plot.
As has been extensively reported over the past five years, multiple sources of criminal insider trading were discovered after 9/11, indicating that many different parties had prior knowledge of the attacks.
The most significant instances of this however, and ones obviously not revealed in the Bond film, are the CIA and FBI linked cases that indicate the intelligence services, at best had prior knowledge of the attacks, and at worst were involved in their orchestration.
The London Independent among others reported that the firm used to buy many of the "put" options – where a trader, in effect, bets on a share price fall – on United Airlines stock was headed until 1998 by "Buzzy" Krongard, at the time the executive director of the CIA.
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Judge: FBI must correct disclosures on evacuation of Saudis after 9/11

A U.S. district court judge has ordered the FBI to correct disclosures regarding the US government's evacuation of Saudi royals and bin Laden family members after the September 11 attacks in 2001, a conservative, non-partisan group announced today.
"Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to submit 'proper disclosures' to the Court and Judicial Watch by December 15, 2006 concerning the U.S. government's evacuation of Saudi royals and members of the bin Laden family from the United States immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks," the group said in a press release obtained by RAW STORY.
Judicial Watch notes that Judge Roberts criticized "the adequacy of redaction descriptions, the accuracy of the sworn statement submitted with the documents, the validity of exemption claims, and other errors in the FBI’s disclosures.
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Plans For 9/11 Responder Autopsies Scrapped

NEW YORK -- The federal government is abandoning an effort to create standard autopsy guidelines that could document a link between toxic air at ground zero and the deaths of Sept. 11 rescue workers.
Concerns have been raised that the information collected could be misinterpreted or misapplied.
The CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health says it will instead pursue "other avenues for documenting long-term health effects from exposure to air contaminants from the World Trade Center disaster."
The collapse of the twin towers sent thick plumes of concrete dust, fiberglass, asbestos and lead into the air in lower Manhattan. The tainted air was taken in by thousands of ground zero workers in the weeks after the terrorist attack.

Americans: Look What Happened at Jasenovic Concentration Camp

Horrific tales of murder and torture as Pope justifies killing. Are Americans next?20 Nov 2006
By Greg Szymanski

In a recent hearing in the case of Alperin v. Vatican Bank, Pope Benedict's personal attorney admitted the Vatican was involved in the genocide committed in Croatia during World War II, killing more than 500,000 Serbs and Jews.

It is also undisputed that the Vatican worked hand-in-hand with the Nazi Party to accomplish this horrendous mass murder, as attorney for the genocide victims, Jonathan Levy, is now trying to get financial reparations for his clients, accusing the Vatican Bank of post war money laundering of genocide profits.

What's incredible about the case being argued in a San Francisco federal court, besides the media keeping the case away from the public eye, is the Pope's attorney had the audacity in a November hearing to claim the Vatican was justified in partaking in mass murder as it was "permissible under international law."

Although the Pope's attorney stopped short in saying the Vatican is above the law, his outlandish arguments fit nicely with Canon Law, stating the Roman Catholic Church has the right to kill heretics without the killings being a violation of Church or international criminal law.

And for purposes of clarification, a heretic, as defined by Canon Law, is anyone who does not give his undying loyalty to the Pope or follow the Church's doctrines, which in the eyes of the Church officials justifies murder of innocents such as the Serbs and Jews during World War II.

"The same Canon Law applies today," said author of Vatican Assassins, Eric Jon Phelps. "The Vatican justifies murder, acting above the law and they plan on using its Office of Inquisition, still in existence today, to exterminate anyone they determine to be heretics and do not render complete obedience and loyalty to the Pope."

Although not part of the law suit, a recent video came to light implicating the Vatican and the Nazis, connecting them to the horrors of a concentration camp called Jasenovac. Previously, a well-guarded secret from the West, the following is an explanation of what when on in Jasenovac by the presenters of the video.

"Situated not really behind the iron curtain, Jasenovac concentration camp and its unsurpassed cruelty on Serbs, Jews and Gypsies have never been acknowledged in the west. One is for the desire of communist president Tito (of Croatian descent)to impose ideology of "brotherhood and unity" to former Yugoslavia, and the other is lack of awareness in the West, of the victimization of Serbian people fighting the fascism, including the cruelest Ustashe (Croatian nazi), the only Hitler's puppet state that imposed the same racial laws as Nazi Germany against Jews, Gypsies and Serbs.

"Watch this educational documentary and discover the shameful role of Vatican in the genocide. Citizens of the world owe it to 700.000 victims. Serbia, Serb, Srbija, Kosovo, ethnic cleansing, etnicko ciscenje, Croat, paramilitary, mujahedeen, al-qaeda."
Here is a link to the video for viewing:

Regarding Alperin, Levy said the case is reaching a very delicate point and is reserving comment, but stands on a recent statement he made in November:

"On the one hand the Vatican is quick to condemn Israel and Serbia in recent years but in essence says it's OK to butcher 500,000 people, steal their belongings and stash it in the Vatican Bank. Pope Benedict should be concerned that the moral integrity of his Papacy is being undermined in a Federal Court."

According to Levy, Alperin v. Vatican Bank was originally filed in Federal Court in San Francisco in November 1999. The plaintiffs are concentration camp survivors of Serb, Jewish, and Ukrainian background and their relatives as well as organizations representing over 500,000 Holocaust victims.

The plaintiffs also seek an accounting and restitution of the Nazi Croatian Treasury that according to the U.S. State Department was illicitly transferred to the Vatican bank and other banks after the end of the war.
Named defendants currently include the Vatican Bank, Franciscan Order, and the Croatian Liberation Movement. Levy said these defendants combined to conceal assets looted by the Croatian Nazis from concentration camp victims, Serbs, Jews, Roma and others between 1941-1945.

Levy is also quick to point out the heart of the Vatican Bank lawsuit is based on information chronicled in the book, The Secret War Against the Jews, co-authored by John Loftus who also serves as the plaintiffs expert witness in this case.

He added that from the authors of the bestselling, The Secret War Against the Jews , comes another explosive work, Unholy Trinity, exploring links between the Vatican and the Nazis, featuring startling new information that redefines the Catholic Church's role in twentieth-century history.

"I have filed another lawsuit, Levy v. CIA, filed under the Freedom of Information Act, seeking release of U.S. Intelligence agency files regarding the notorious Vatican spymaster, Fr. Krunoslav Draganovic. New records on Draganovic were released as a result of that lawsuit in 2001," said Levy.

Levy, who has appeared several times on Greg Szymanski's radio show, The Investigative Journal, is licensed in California and the District of Columbia , as well as having represented organizations and individuals in a variety of Holocaust and World War II related lawsuits including banking, insurance, and slave labor matters. Levy is also a member of the International Criminal Bar in The Hague.
Greg Szymanski Greg also has his own daily show on the Genesis Communications Network. Go to Greg Szymanski is an independent investigative journalist and his articles can been seen at He also writes for his own site
Listen to my Radio Broadcast live Monday night at 8pm Pacific time on LewisNews, returning Jan. 1 2006 Radio Greg is also regular on the first Thursday of every month at 9-10 pm pacific time.

GI Resistance Grows, Active & AWOL

"If the reaction of some active-duty and veteran GIs is any indication, the movement inside the U.S. military of resistance to the occupation of Iraq is not sitting back and waiting for Congress to stop the war."By John Catalinotto Workers World News, November 17, 2006 If the reaction of some active-duty and veteran GIs is any indication, the movement inside the U.S. military of resistance to the occupation of Iraq is not sitting back and waiting for Congress to stop the war. They are continuing to organize and struggle.Workers World spoke with Navy Seaman Jonathan Hutto, based in Norfolk, Va., who is a key organizer of the “Appeal for Redress.” This is a petition meant for active-duty GIs that expresses their dissent over the continued occupation of Iraq.For Hutto, born and raised in Atlanta and reared on stories of the civil rights movement, Nov. 13 was a big day. “They began work today on the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial,” he said. “I am moved by this, by King taking a place where there are memorials to Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson. Theirs were dedicated to presidents. King’s is dedicated to justice and peace.“That’s the vein in which we want to present this appeal,” the 29-year-old Howard University graduate continued. “Not as military members breaking a law, but upholding our duty to participate in democracy. We will affirm that duty and that right.”Legal right to appealHutto asserted: “To those who say military members cannot speak, I say that only under a fascist dictatorship could people be stopped from raising their voices. As children growing up we studied the history of the Freedom Rides. The Supreme Court said segregation was illegal. The Freedom Riders said, ‘We’re going to ride these buses integrated.’ We in the armed forces also have the legal right to appeal to Congress without being punished.”The appeal, which can be found and signed by GIs at, reads: “As a patriotic American proud to serve the nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to support the prompt withdrawal of all American military forces and bases from Iraq. Staying in Iraq will not work and is not worth the price. It is time for U.S. troops to come home.”Hutto says that GIs in the United States but also those stationed in Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Germany, Italy and Japan have signed the petition. The organizers are going through the names carefully and have confirmed 700 active-duty GIs. They hope to collect at least 2,000 before presenting them to Congress.Asked about the impact of the recent elections, Hutto said: “In terms of the cause of the ‘thumping,’ Iraq was the number one issue on people’s minds. The vote was a result of people’s feelings about the occupation. They want change. They see that the war is draining tax dollars and people out of their communities. Many of their youths are killed, even more severely mangled and disfigured. The advance of technology and body armor saves lives, but the troops come back with injuries that will wreck their lives.“I see myself as a human rights defender,” Hutto said. “We have to point out the overwhelming destruction of the Iraqi people. A Johns Hopkins report said 650,000 were killed. It’s no wonder life is dangerous there for U.S. troops. Sixty-one percent of Iraqi people said they support the killing of U.S. soldiers. That’s because the service member is an occupier. The Iraqis don’t see the occupation as something that brought health care or jobs to their community.”Return from CanadaSome of the GIs who went AWOL and lived in Canada for a year or more have now decided to return to the United States, even if it means facing punishment. One of them, Iraq war veteran and war resister Darrell Anderson, turned himself in at Fort Knox, Ky., on Oct. 3, ready to struggle if the Army put him on trial. But Anderson was released three days later and expects an “other than honorable” discharge without facing court martial.Vietnam-era veteran Gerry Condon, who helps organize support for those GIs who are taking refuge in Canada, told WW that Anderson, who is from Lexington, Ky., expects to play a role in the movement of Iraq war veterans who speak out against the occupation. Condon was in Chicago with AWOL GI Kyle Snyder attending anti-war events. Snyder had gone on leave directly from Iraq after he witnessed U.S. soldiers shoot an innocent man in Mosul, in Iraq’s north.Snyder stayed in western Canada for over a year, then, like Anderson, decided to return to the United States. The Army at first told him they would quickly discharge him, as they did with Anderson, but they reneged after they found out Snyder’s unit was again scheduled to be sent to Iraq, for the third time. Now Snyder is speaking out against the occupation.On the “Democracy Now!” radio program earlier this month, Snyder had this message for GIs in Iraq: “If you feel that you’re doing the wrong thing, please speak out. [T]he GI resistance is very important in changing the politics of this country right now. And I feel that as GIs start coming out, that’s what’s going to stop this war, and that’s the only thing that’s going to stop this war.”Lt. Ehren WatadaThere is news on another resister, Lt. Ehren Watada, who began speaking out against the war last spring and turned himself in at Fort Lewis, Wash., after refusing to go to Iraq. Political charges of “contempt towards the president” were dropped Nov. 11, but Watada is to be court-martialed for “missing movement” (article 87 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice) and multiple counts of “conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.” The trial is expected in early 2007.Commenting on the elections, Watada said: “I think as the recent elections show more and more Americans are opening their eyes, but we aren’t there yet. I hope that actions such as mine will continue to help expose the truth behind the fundamental illegality and immorality of the war.”

Police say suicide bomber may try to infiltrate anti-Bush protests

Editors Note: Is this a warning to the Bush protestors that says that the authorities are going to set a bomb off in the crowd of protestors and blame it on a suicide bomber? What do you think? Leave a comment about what you think a story like this means. Alfons

BOGOR, Indonesia: Indonesian security forces were investigating unconfirmed reports that a suicide bomber was planning to infiltrate demonstrations during U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to the Muslim nation on Monday, police said.
Bush's whirlwind trip comes amid mounting anger over U.S. Middle East policy and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan — seen by many in Indonesia as attacks on their faith.
Islamic hard-liners and students vowed to disrupt the six-hour visit in the hilly town of Bogor, where Bush is scheduled to hold wide-ranging talks with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Several thousand marched to the city's main mosque early Monday, some carrying posters showing victims of violence in the Iraq and Palestine as others unfurled a banner calling him a terrorist and war criminal.
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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Jailed Blogger Could Spend a Year in Detention

A federal appeals court has refused to hear the case blogger and freelance journalist, Josh Wolf, who now could end up spending almost a year in prison for his refusal to turn over unedited video of a San Francisco protest he filmed over a year ago.
Wolf posted footage of the 2005 violent protest on his blog, which was picked up by local and national media. During the filmed incident , a police car was vandalized.
Though Wolf denies he filmed the actual attack on the police car, in September a federal judge ordered him to testify and turn over all of the footage, which he refused. According to the new ruling, if he doesn’t turn over the footage and his sources, he will remain in custody until July 2007, when the grand jury expires.
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AF Research Lab-Directed Energy Directorate

This video is from the AF Research Lab-Directed Energy Directorate.
It shows quite a few laser weapons tests including one that melts a hole in a tank. I did hear a new term, 'fiber laser'. I'm going to dig a little further to see what I can find out. The second link goes back to the gallery page.

It also shows a ground based laser that can be reflected off a mirror to hit it's target. That could be a possibility if lasers were used on 9/11.
Of course you will hear some of this stuff is not ready yet but we know that just means they are not ready to let us know they have it.
Teri of v911t


In honor of the 43rd anniversary of the JFK assination, I would like to invite anyone who can attend to come to dealy plaza on November 22nd. Anyone who comes is encouraged to bring signs,wear shirts, hand out DVD's and videos, bullhorn,etc and join us to try to spread the truth to the masses on this historic day.We will be passing out Terrorstorm, Jfk2 the bush connection, 9-11 mysteries, and more. We are attempting to reach a critical mass of awakening in the Dallas area for 9-11 truth. Please spread the word this is a great chance to bring 9-11 truth to people already interested in government wrongs against it's people.

Senate Dems plan overhaul of military tribunals bill

By Roxana Tiron
Gearing up for a major clash with the Bush administration and Republicans in Congress, several key Senate Democrats are planning to overhaul the newly minted legislation governing military tribunals of detainees.
Even before it was signed into the law last month, Democrats were criticizing the military commission bill as unconstitutional and a magnet or endless legal challenges.
Defense lawyers working on behalf of military detainees at Guantanamo Bay quickly filed suits with the U.S. District Court challenging the constitutionality of the tribunal bill because it suspends the writ of habeas corpus, a court order that would allow detainees to have the legality of their detention reviewed in court to determine whether they should be released from custody.
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), who is running for president and who, come January, will be the second ranking Democrat on the International Relations Committee, introduced legislation today that would amend the existing law.
Dodd said he’s expecting the legislation to be taken up early next year.
"The bill goes back and undoes what was done," Dodd told The Hill. Dodd was one of the top critics of the military tribunal bill the GOP hashed out with the White House and was signed into law last month.
Dodd’s bill, which currently has no co-sponsors, seeks to give habeas corpus protections to military detainees; bar information that was gained through coercion from being used in trials and empower military judges to exclude hearsay evidence they deem to be unreliable.
Dodd’s bill also narrows the definition of "unlawful enemy combatant" to individuals who directly participate in hostilities against the United States who are not lawful combatants. The legislation would also authorize the U.S. Court of Appeals for the armed forces to review decisions made by the military commissions.
Moreover, Dodd seeks to have an expedited judicial review of the new law to determine the constitutionality of its provisions.
Dodd is the first Democrat to take aim at the controversial military tribunals bill. But Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the incoming Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, also said that he is in the process of drafting "major changes" to the legislation.

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