Friday, January 19, 2007

US Army officer barred from disputing legality of Iraq war at court-martial

[JURIST] A US military judge ruled Tuesday that 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive], a US Army officer who refused deployment to Iraq [JURIST report] because he felt the war is 'unlawful,' cannot argue that point in his upcoming court-martial. Lt. Col. John Head further ruled that Watada may not raise a free speech defense, as soldiers do not enjoy the same constitutional rights as civilians. Watada was charged [charge sheet, PDF; JURIST report] in July with missing troop movement, contempt toward officials, and multiple specifications [JURIST report] of conduct unbecoming, before an investigating officer recommended [JURIST report] proceeding with only the missing troop movement and conduct unbecoming charges, for which he faces a maximum sentence of six years. His court-martial is scheduled for February 5. Watada, a 28 year old from Honolulu, joined the Army in 2003 and has served in Korea. He refuses to be classified as a conscientious objector because he does not object to war in general, just to the "illegal" war in Iraq. He had offered to instead serve in Afghanistan, however the Army refused. Watada is the first commissioned officer in the US military to publicly refuse deployment to Iraq. His vocal protests and participation in rallies by Veterans for Peace [advocacy website] and Courage to Resist [advocacy website] led to the charges of conduct unbecoming an officer and the original charge of contempt toward officials. AP has more.
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9/11 Stand Down

Alfons interviews former Air Traffic Controller Robin Hordon: The Stand Down of NORAD on 9/11, a smoking gun of 9/11. CJCSI 3610.01A (dated 1 June 2001) states that "In the event of a hijacking, the NMCC will be notified by the most expeditious means by the FAA. The NMCC will, with the exception of immediate responses as authorized by reference d, forward requests for DOD assistance to the Secretary of Defense for approval." Learn More -- Learn More A tape of statements made by air traffic controllers immediately following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was purposefully destroyed by a Federal Aviation Administration manager. Read More --
Robin Hordon - 9/11 Stand Down.mp3

Thursday, January 18, 2007

AUDIO FILE: US Veterans Speak Out Against Iraq Occupation

On Friday, January 5, 2007, I was honored to attend an event featuring former US servicemen who have the Courage To Resist the Occupation of Iraq. Dennis Kyne, a veteran of the first Gulf War, spoke for about 6 minutes, first a little about his own experiences and then setting the stage for Darrell Anderson, the feature speaker of the evening and a member of the organization Iraqi Veterans Against the War
Dennis Kyne, RealPlayer
Dennis Kyne, MP3
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Title: Urgent! Review of Senate Bill 1 Section 220

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Title: Urgent! Review of Senate Bill 1 Section 220Source: American Family AssociationURL Source: http://www.afa.netPublished: Jan 11, 2007Author: n/aPost Date: 2007-01-11 11:52:05 by Refinersfire1 Comments
Senate Tired of Your E-mails, Phone Calls; Expected to Pass Bill that Will Keep You From Getting Needed Information.
Review of Senate Bill 1 (Section 220)
The grassroots lobbying section of U.S. Senate Bill 1 (Section 220) contains onerous reporting requirements (on a quarterly basis), and civil fines of up to $100,000 for failing to comply. The effect by AFA and other grassroots groups to get you information on any bill before Congress will be profound.
Under Senate Bill 1, AFA would have to report the issues, employees, contractors and dollars spent in what is called "paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying" (that phrase is not defined). This reporting requirement is triggered by two actions: (1) a lobbying "contact" – a personal or written communication with an individual in the executive or legislative branch of the federal government concerning public policy issues, from legislation to nominations; and (2) communications with grassroots (that’s you) that "influence" them to contact the executive or legislative branches ("influence" is not defined, but it apparently doesn't even have to include a specific "call to action.") There is no minimum dollar spending requirement that triggers the reporting requirement by AFA for our efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying.
Once AFA identifies a "lobbying contact" that it has had (e.g., We talk with a senator about a Supreme Court nomination), then AFA will have to track all internal expenditures on that issue: AFA Journal articles, printing costs, payments to authors, etc.; AFA Online e-mailing costs; special website creations; broadcast expenses; and issue advertising (creative costs, ad buys, etc.). Cost of trips, speeches, and fundraising letters will have to be allocated to the correct "issue." (We could be dealing with a half-dozen issues, and we will have to keep tract and expense of every issue we deal with.) The compliance costs alone will be heavy, with the hiring of perhaps as many as 8-10 new employees to track both accounting and legal oversight involved and all the paperwork required.
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Gonzales: Judges unfit to rule on terror policy

Editors Note: The USA is moving ever closer to an all out Police State.

Attorney general says federal jurists should defer to president's will
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says federal judges are unqualified to make rulings affecting national security policy, ramping up his criticism of how they handle terrorism cases.
In remarks prepared for delivery Wednesday, Gonzales says judges generally should defer to the will of the president and Congress when deciding national security cases. He also raps jurists who “apply an activist philosophy that stretches the law to suit policy preferences.”
The text of the speech, scheduled for delivery at the American Enterprise Institute, was obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. It outlines, in part, what qualities the Bush administration looks for when selecting candidates for the federal bench.

“We want to determine whether he understands the inherent limits that make an unelected judiciary inferior to Congress or the president in making policy judgments,” Gonzales says in the prepared speech. “That, for example, a judge will never be in the best position to know what is in the national security interests of our country.”
Challenges to Bush policiesGonzales did not cite any specific activist jurists, or give examples of national security cases, in his prepared text. The Justice Department is appealing an August decision by U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit, who ruled the government’s warrantless surveillance program unconstitutional and ordered it stopped immediately.
The Justice Department appealed her decision and the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has ruled that the administration can keep the program in place during the appeal.
Attorneys representing terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay are challenging the legality of a law, signed by President Bush in October, that authorizes military trials. Those challenges raise the possibility that trials will be struck down by a federal appeals court or the Supreme Court.
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DC911Truth will host a series of activities this weekend in support of the national 9/11 truth movement outreach to the anti-war movement.
On the evening of Friday, January 26, there will be a strategy session for 9/11 truth activists to plan our efforts for the weekend and beyond.
On Saturday, January 27, we will be joining with 9/11 groups from NYC, Boston, Philadelphia and beyond, to spread the truth of 9/11 among the anti-war protesters who will be gathering on the national mall in Washington. Look for the dc911truth table on the mall, at the end of the mall nearest the Capitol, near the American Indian Museum. We will have DVDs, flyers, information cards, buttons, banners, books, magazines, newspapers and all sorts of 9/11truth materials. Look for the black and red banner.
On Saturday evening, will host a movie and speakers forum at the First Trinity Lutheran Church, just blocks from the Capitol.
On Sunday, UFPJ will host training for lobbying your congress people.
On Monday, January 29, lobby your congress person and Senators.
Contact: Matt Sullivan (301)654-2308

Improbable Collapse will be showing on Public Access in Manhattan

New York City (Manhattan, to be exact).
A 58 minute, edited version of Michael Berger's Improbable Collapse will be showing on Manhattan's Cable Public Access TV (Manhattan Neighborhood Network). Following are the times and dates, whicn can be confirmed 7 days before the date of airing on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network website. I found out my air times from the director of programming.
Day: January 18th, 2007Time: 5:00 PM ESTChannel: Time Warner channel 56 / 17, RCN channel 84Watch Online Live:
(Click on ch. 56 link on bottom left corner)
Day: January 30th, 2007Time: 7:00 PM ESTChannel: Time Warner channel 34 / 78, RCN channel 83Watch Online Live: (Click on ch. 34 link on bottom left corner)

9/11 Initiative

For over 5 years, private citizens have researched 9/11and found overwhelming inconsistencies with the official story of what happened on the day America was attacked. For over 5 years, those citizens have demanded a truly independent investigation of the attack. For over 5 years, Americans have seen investigations which failed to investigate, and have been handed answers which failed to answer. While there are literally hundreds of questions that have been asked, which to date have not been answered, the question that absolutely must be answered is: WAS 9/11 AN INSIDE JOB? That is the only question that will never be answered in the affirmative by inside investigators, appointed by government insiders. A truly independent investigation must be of the people, by the people and for the people. It must be conducted in the full light of day, with nothing hidden, and nothing held back. Secrets are for those who have something to hide!
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Recognizing the thousands of Freemasons in every State in the Nation and honoring them for their many contributions to the Nation throughout its history. (Introduced in House)
1st Session
H. RES. 33
Recognizing the thousands of Freemasons in every State in the Nation and honoring them for their many contributions to the Nation throughout its history.
January 5, 2007
Mr. GILLMOR submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Recognizing the thousands of Freemasons in every State in the Nation and honoring them for their many contributions to the Nation throughout its history.
Whereas Freemasons, whose long lineage extends back to before the Nation's founding, have set an example of high moral standards and charity for all people;
Whereas the Founding Fathers of this great Nation and signers of the Constitution, most of whom were Freemasons, provided a well-rounded basis for developing themselves and others into valuable citizens of the United States;
Whereas members of the Masonic Fraternity, both individually and as an organization, continue to make invaluable charitable contributions of service to the United States;
Whereas the Masonic Fraternity continues to provide for the charitable relief and education of the citizens of the United States;
Whereas the Masonic Fraternity is deserving of formal recognition of their long history of care-giving for the citizenry and their example of high moral standards; and
Whereas Freemasons have always revered and celebrated St. John's Day, June 24th, as dedicated to their patron saints: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives recognizes the thousands of Freemasons in every State in the Nation and honors them for their many contributions to the Nation throughout its history.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

AP: Iran gets army gear in Pentagon sale

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fighter jet parts and other sensitive U.S. military gear seized from front companies for Iran and brokers for China have been traced in criminal cases to a surprising source: the Pentagon.
In one case, federal investigators said, contraband purchased in Defense Department surplus auctions was delivered to Iran, a country President Bush has branded part of an "axis of evil."
In that instance, 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. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents say those parts did make it to Iran.
Sensitive military surplus items are supposed to be demilitarized or "de-milled" - rendered useless for military purposes - or, if auctioned, sold only to buyers who promise to obey U.S. arms embargoes, export controls and other laws.
Yet the surplus sales can operate like a supermarket for arms dealers.
"Right Item, Right Time, Right Place, Right Price, Every Time. Best Value Solutions for America's Warfighters," the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service says on its Web site, calling itself "the place to obtain original U.S. Government surplus property."
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100 Professors Question 9/11

Many well known and respected professors have expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report. Several even allege government complicity in the terrible acts of 9/11. This section is a collection of their public statements. It should be made clear that none of these individuals are affiliated with this website. Listed below are statements by 100 professors that contradict or are critical of the 9/11 Commission Report. Their collective voices give credibility to the claim that the 9/11 Commission Report is tragically flawed. These individuals cannot be simply dismissed as irresponsible believers in some 9/11 conspiracy theory. Their sincere concern, backed by their dedication to researching and teaching the truth about a wide variety of subjects, demonstrates that criticism of the Commission Report is not inherently irresponsible or illogical, and that, in fact, it can be just the opposite. If you are a professor who has publicly expressed concerns about the 9/11 Commission Report, and would like your comment added to this website, please email your information to me.
Alan Miller
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Rice does not oppose operations against Iran

On a visit to the Middle East, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she does not oppose Israeli military operations against Iran.
“Well, I think that even talk of such just shows how very serious it would be to have Iran continue its programs unabated,” Rice said.
In an interview with Israel’s Channel 10, Rice said the US will continue to help its allies in the region who feel threatened by Iran. “But I think that there is still plenty of room for diplomacy here,” she said.
Rice insisted that Israel refrain from speaking with Syria.
“My understanding is that there have been very little signs of Syria having anything positive to say. Syria is, after all, engaged in trying to undermine the government of Lebanon,” said Rice. “Syria is, of course, continuing to play a negative role in the Palestinian conflict. But there's just no indication that the Syrian government has anything but disruptive plans right now.”
In response to the question of Olmert’s political weakness and ability to make definitive decisions she said, “in the interest of Israeli politics, this is for Israel to decide.”

Pandora's Black Box (Video)

Pandora's Black Box, a documentary based on the Flight Data Recorder obtained by Pilots for 9/11 Truth from the plane that allegedly came from Flight 77, the plane that allegedly hit the Pentagon on 9/11.

Monday, January 15, 2007

9/11 Physics

9/11 Physics
I would like feed back on the v911t site page on the physics of 9/11.The goal of this page is intended to create doubt, and interest aboutthe Truth of 9/11, not explain everything, keeping things simple andeasy to understand.
Alfons v911t