Saturday, March 10, 2007

Calling all "V"s to Washington, March 30th at 3 PM

Stand In Support Of Our Petitions for Redress

Full "V" Costumes Available for $55 !
Over the past two months, We The People Foundation has circulated
two new Petitions for Redress of Grievances, one pertaining to the
government's failure to stop illegal immigration and one regarding
the impending, and unconstitutional, "North American Union."

Many of you have signed these Petitions online and forwarded news
about them to friends, family and associates.
These new Petitioners have now joined the untold thousands of
Americans that have already signed our previous Petitions regarding
constitutional violations arising from the Iraq War Resolution, the
Patriot Act, the Federal Reserve System and the Income Tax.

On (or about) March 15 these new Petitions for Redress, along with
our previous Petitions, will be formally served upon every member of
Congress, the President and other officials of the U.S. Government.

Each package will contain a transmittal letter, the Petitions for
Redress of Grievance (along with their respective constituent
signatures) and an informational CD-ROM containing copies of the
legal pleadings from the landmark Right-to-Petition lawsuit, Law
Review articles establishing the nature of the Right to Petition and
other supporting materials. The lawsuit appeal is currently awaiting
the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington.
The constituent transmittal letter respectfully demands that the
elected and appointed officials formally respond to the Petitions in
writing or meet with representatives of the People across from the
White House at Lafayette Park at 3 PM on Friday, March 30th.

It's Time To Demand Redress

We need ALL of you to come to Washington and show the government that
We the People will not be ignored, our Petitions for Redress must be
answered, and meaningful Redress MUST be secured.

Please consider participating in this important Right to Petition
even if you have no plans to attend the Give Me Liberty 2007

All participants are asked to arrive at Lafayette Park between 2 and
2:30 pm on the 30th. The event starts at 3:00 PM. The assembled
Petitioners will form up in rows and columns and will wait up to one
hour in silent vigil for representatives of the Government to appear
and inform the Petitioners when they can expect to receive a formal
response to the Petitions for Redress of Grievances.
This is a silent vigil. All participants need to direct any and all
questions and inquiries from the press to Bob Schulz, Chairman of We
the People Foundation.

"V" Costumes
All participants are strongly encouraged, although NOT
required, to appear in a "V" costume.

As we explained in previous communications, the "V" mask is a means
of enjoying anonymity and is an expression of the fear the People are
experiencing in publicly resisting government despotism and abuse.

We have made arrangements with a wholesale operation to obtain
full "V" costumes for $55 (shipping included). You can have it
shipped to your location or you can pick it up at the GML 2007
conference. This is for the FULL standard "V" costume including
gloves, hat and wig, etc. Many have already purchased the full
costume (+ shipping) for approximately $100 retail. This is a
significant savings.

Please ORDER YOUR "V" COSTUME ASAP.. We must place our wholesale
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home delivery.
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(includes shipping)

Please click here to VERIFY your participation in the Right-To-
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Transportation, Parking and Miscellaneous

FREE bus transportation to and from LaFayette Park
will be provided for all GML 2007 conference participants.

Lafayette Park
1608 H St Nw Washington, DC 20006, MapQuest
Assembly/form-up time: 2:00 - 2:30 PM, Friday March 30. One-hour
vigil starts promptly at 3 PM

Parking options: There are parking garages all over, but here are a
few we found close by. They run about $14 - $18 a day
MCM Parking Co Inc
1620 I St NW, Washington, DC (0.08 miles away)

Metropark Inc
1627 I St NW, Washington, DC (0.10 miles away)

Matomic Operating Co
1717 H St NW, Washington, DC (0.14 miles away)
Back in November when we had the 100 person "V" rally, many of us
put our costumes on in the parking garage and then walked to
LaFayette Park.

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(includes shipping)

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the conference
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Each donation receives a FREE 3-day LIVE webcast
& CD/DVD copy of the entire conference.
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Request for Interview Alfons Veterans for 9/11 Truth

---------------------------- Original Message ---------------------------- Subject: Re: Request for Interview Alfons Veterans for 9/11 Truth
Date: Sat, March 10, 2007 6:21 pm
To: "Rob McConnell - The 'X' Zone Radio & TV Show" --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sounds good Rob.
I am running for President in 2008, so you are going to be getting a bonus.

Alfons of Veterans for 9/11 Truth spoke at the 9/11 Accountability: Strategies and Solutions Conference Crown Plaza San Marcos Chandler, Arizona - February 23-25, 2007

BBC News reported the collapse of WTC 7 ahead of time. The more time goes on the more the evidence piles up, we will have plenty to talk about Rob.

Alfons Olszewski (Ol shev ski)
419 475 9716
> Hi Alfons:
> Would you be interested in coming on our show on Monday night to discuss the
> 9-11 conspiracy? I am looking at Monday, March 12 from 10 pm - 11 pm Eastern.
> If this works for you, please let me know at your earliest convenience.
> All the very best,
> Rob McConnell

Breaking News: Tin Foil Hat Party Cabinet Announcement

Alf names Secretary of Defense:
The Honorable Velma V. Verdenreich, aka "V" for Vendeta, will be our
Secretary of Defense
Velma is a member of the Project for the New American FEMA Camp
Detention Centers (PNAFCDC) Think Tank

Stay Tuned for Further Developments
Alf v911t

People Likely Criminally Involved in the 9-11 Conspiracy

People Likely Criminally Involved in the 9-11 Conspiracy

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Note: In an effort to reclaim the meaning of highly-charged words, the word "defense" is replaced by the word "war" in all USG department names, position titles, and policy boards; for instance, "Secretary of Defense" is retitled "Secretary of War" to more accurately reflect the true nature of the position.

George W. Bush -- eldest son of Bush crime family; guilty of election fraud in 2000, 2004; guilty of war crimes, war profiteering, treason, crimes against humanity; likely "signed-off" on 9-11 plot

Dick Cheney -- former PNAC member; guilty of war profiteering, treason; was in bunker on 9-11 directing several "war games"; lied to 9-11 Omission Commission about riming of 9-11 activities

Donald Rumsfeld -- former Secretary of War and PNAC member; close friend of Cheney; was at Pentagon on 9-11; once slipped and said "when that missile hit the Pentagon"

Paul Wolfowitz -- Zionist; investigated for spying for Israel; former PNAC member; Deputy Secretary of War on 9-11; chief architect of Iraq war; now heads World Bank

Richard Perle -- Zionist; former assistant Secretary of War, chairman War Policy Board, and PNAC member; nicknamed "Prince of Darkness"

Dov Zakheim -- rabid Zionist; Shul Rabbi; former CFR member; Pentagon comptroller when a trillion dollars was reported missing on 9-10-01; former CEO of fly-by-remote manufacturer; possible 9-11 mastermind

George Tenet -- Director of the CIA on 9-11; was awarded the "Medal of Freedom" by Bush for his fine work on 9-11

Robert Mueller -- FBI Director on 9-11; under his "leadership", FBI field agents' warning of an imminent attack were stifled

Richard Meyers -- in charge of USA air defenses on 9-11; lied to 9-11 Omission Commission about reasons for air defense failure on 9-11; promoted to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Ralph Eberhardt -- NORAD Commander on 9-11; fanatical supporter of missile defense scheme, militarization of space; enthusiastic supporter of merging law enforcement and the military

Larry Arnold -- NORAD Commander Major General on 9-11; has used 9-11 to push militarization of USA

Douglas Feith -- Zionist; investigated for spying for Israel; former PNAC member; effectively he and Wolfowitz were in command of War
Department on 9-11; Undersecretary of War for Policy

Michael Chertoff -- Zionist; likely Mossad agent; Assistant Attorney General on 9-11; freed over 100 Israeli spies in the US after 9-11; promoted to head Homeland Security

Jerome Hauer -- "terrorism" expert who put John O'Neill at the WTC on 9-11; lied to Dan Rather on CBS News on 9-11 about the controlled demolition of WTC buildings

Jack Abramoff -- ardent Zionist; entertained USG "terrorist" patsy Mohammed Atta on his yacht just before 9-11; convicted criminal lobbyist

Philip Zelikow -- led the 9-11 Cover-Up Commission; personally wrote the 9-11 Omission Commission Report, a best-selling work of fiction;
appointed Counselor of US Department of State

Porter Goss -- former House Intelligence Chair; was meeting with General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of Pakistan's ISI and 9-11 financier, on 9-11; promoted to Director of CIA, resigned after "hookergate"

Bob Graham -- former Florida Senator; was meeting with General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of Pakistan's ISI and 9-11 financier, on 9-11; ran for President in 2004

Marc Grossman -- Under Secretary for Political Affairs on 9-11; met with General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of Pakistan's ISI and 9-11 financier, on or shortly after 9-11

Richard Armitage -- former member of PNAC, Deputy Secretary of State; met with General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of Pakistan's ISI and 9-11
financier, shortly after 9-11

Elliot Abrams -- former member of PNAC, National Security Council; pleaded guilty in 1991 to lying to Congress about Iran-Contra affair

Lewis "Scooter" Libby -- former PNAC member; studied political science at Yale under Paul Wolfowitz; aid to Cheney; convicted for lying about outing of Valerie Plame

William Kristol -- Zionist; PNAC co-founder; adherent of Leo Strauss; editor of The Weekly Standard; strong advocate of the Iraq war

John Ashcroft -- protected "terrorist" patsy Abdussattar Shaikh from subpoena after 9-11; stopped flying commercial aircraft in 2001

Condi Rice -- National Security Adviser on 9-11; promoted to Secretary of State; lied to 9-11 Omission Commission while under oath

Colin Powell -- Secretary of State on 9-11; met with General Mahmoud Ahmad two days after 9-11; former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; helped cover up Vietnam My Lai massacre

Jeb Bush -- brother of George Bush; PNAC member; Florida governor; guilty of election fraud in 2000; declared martial law in Florida four days before 9-11

Marvin Bush -- brother of George Bush; on board of Securacom, US-Kuwaiti company paid $9.2 to manage WTC security October 1996 to 1998; on board of HCC Insurance, big WTC insurer

Wirt Walker -- cousin of George Bush; principal at Securacom, US-Kuwaiti joint-venture that managed security for WTC, United Airlines, and Dulles Airport, all of which figured into 9-11

Larry Silverstein -- he and partner Frank Lowy obtained 99-year lease on WTC shortly before 9-11; made several billion dollars on 9-11 insurance fraud; admitted to "pulling" WTC 7

Rudolph Giuliani -- mayor of New York on 9-11; hailed as "hero" for his "gutsy" leadership on 9-11; allegedly involved with FEMA and former NYC Police Chief Kerik in Operation Code Angel

Bernard Kerik -- former NYC Police Chief; "sidekick" of Giuliani; allegedly involved with FEMA in WTC demolition "war games" called Operation Code Angel

A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard -- now number three Executive Director at the CIA; until 1998, managed firm used to place "put options" on United Airlines which has left $2.5 million in "profits" unclaimed

Mark Loizeaux -- as CEO of CDI was instrumental in "recycling" steel from WTC crime scene; CDI also buried the rubble from the crime scene of the Murrah Federal Building

Benjamin Chertoff -- 25-year-old cousin of Michael Chertoff; senior "researcher" for Popular Mechanics' hit piece on 9-11 Truth Movement

Mahmoud Ahmad -- head of Pakistan's ISI; had Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh wire $100,000 to lead 9-11 "terrorist" patsy Mohammad Atta

Abdussattar Shaikh -- FBI informant to the San Diego office; helped bring "terrorist" patsies to USA; protected by Attorney General Ashcroft

Warren Buffett -- world's second richest person; was hosting golf charity event at the US Strategic Command headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha; Bush flew to Offutt afternoon of 9-11

George H.W. Bush -- Bush crime family Don; Skull and Bones; CIA
operative involved in JFK assassination; former head of CIA; son of friend shot Reagan when he was VP; war profiteer

Tony Blair -- British Prime Minister; ally and partner in crime of George Bush; London 7-7 bombings were also "false flag" operations

Benjamin Netanyahu -- former Israeli Prime Minister; said 9-11 was "good" for US-Israeli relationship

George McGovern: Cheney must go

Says Libby's conviction points to vice president's involvement in CIA leak
By John Nichols
George McGovern has a word for Vice President Dick Cheney: "Resign."
Responding to Tuesday's conviction of Cheney's former chief-of-staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on charges of obstruction of justice, perjury and lying to the FBI - after a trial that revealed Cheney's intimate involvement with a scheme to discredit a critic of the administration's war policies - the former congressman, senator and presidential candidate said it was time for the vice president to go.
"What we have learned about how he has conducted himself leaves no doubt that he should be out of office," McGovern says of Cheney. "If he had any respect for the Constitution or the country, he would resign."
And if Cheney does not take the liberal Democrat's counsel?
"There is no question in my mind that Cheney has committed impeachable offenses. So has George Bush," argues McGovern. "Bush is much more impeachable than Richard Nixon was. That's been clear for some time. There does not seem to be much sentiment for impeachment in Congress now, but around the country people are fed up with this administration."
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Friday, March 09, 2007

[Fwd: John Lear Interview now on Google Video]

Must see this! Rob Balsamo of Pilots for 9/11 Truth, interviews Aviator John Lear about 9/11.


OMG...CNN just reporting that the firefighters are going up against
mayor rudy giuliani...Union members vow to tell what they describe as
the real story of giuliani and 911

I knew it I knew it...When I heard he was running for president I
told people he was going down because of his complicity with the 911
atrocity...I was so happy he made himself an easy target for just that

Oh my...There's so much just today that's good news for "US" just
today being reported, it's awesome...I'm watching CNN's Wolf Blitzer
with Cafferty now

I wrote this earlier and boy is it true>>>

I am so excited the tides are turning as they are

Keep your eye on main stream media and our elected officials
everywhere...Truth is on the rise...

Especially watch Countdown with Keith Olbermann & Scarborough
Country that follows on MSNBC

Watch any news outlet but fox and you'll see facts for fact finally
coming out in big ways
The last of the rats are now jumping ship and we get to see who's
going down with it very soon

"Lord" forbid should things go nuclear...But if what the corrupt
administration is opting for should happen>>>I wonder if the shills,
moles and patsies for the administration expect to be taken to safety
with them to their underground bunkers our tax dollars have paid for?

I think not!
Come on guys...Get over to Cindy Sheehan's project and help out,
please...We need new blood to help "US" educate those void facts so
we can secure our nation before it's too late


We must kick them while they're down

911 and the illegal occupation are connected as one and the same
issue due to our same enemy being responsible for both

Sure bush is following all Cindy does and will read what we send

Don't worry and be brave, help out, please...There are so many
of "US" now and we need rush them on all fronts and arenas to finish
them off

If you're one, possibly, afraid to speak up all you have to do is
really think of the alternative and remember this>>>

First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out - because
I was not a communist;

Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out - because
I was not a socialist;

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out -
because I was not a trade unionist;

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out - because I was
not a Jew;

Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak out for

Martin Niemoller

9/11 Truth is popping up All Over

Thank you Canada!

Fwd: [hawkscafe] NYC police and firefighters killed on 9/11 for two-tier pension funds

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: hawkscafeowner <hawks-cafe@...>
Date: Mar 9, 2007 9:07 PM
Subject: [hawkscafe] NYC police and firefighters killed on 9/11 for
pension funds

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: *Hawks CAFE claims NYC police and
were killed on 9/11 during an engineered panic of the stock market to
generate kickbacks to two-tier pension funds in the custody of the
CAI-Carlyle Canada private equity group.

Released March 09, 2007 by Captain Field McConnell and Peter Tedesco,
Forensic Economists at Hawks' CAFE

Copies ...CAI Investors Peter M. Gottsegen CAI New York
pgottsegen@..., CAI Intermediaries - Tim J. Patterson CAI Toronto
tpatterson@..., CAI Business Owners - Tracey L. McVicar CAI
Vancouver tmcvicar@... CAI Client - Chairman and Directors of bcIMC
Communications@... (Joined allegedly racketeering UN Environment
Programme on 16 February, 2006)
U.S. Vice-President Richard Cheney vice_president@... Canadian
Prime Minister, Stephen Harper pm@...
*Re: NYC police and firefighters killed on 9/11 for two-tier pension

Hawks CAFE virtual grand juries are collecting evidence against the
Company and the CAI-Carlyle Canada private equity group and their
who are suspected of hiring special weapons & tactics ('SWAT') teams
equipped with virtual (online) war rooms to engineer a panic on the
New York
Stock Exchange and cause the wrongful deaths of hundreds of NYC
police and
firefighters during the bogus war game of 9/11.

Hawks CAFE believes CAI-Carlyle shared 'blood-and-hush' money from
hedge-fund and life insurance frauds amongst the 9/11 'contract-hit'
and also paid kickbacks to insiders of two-tier pension funds such as
the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the British Columbia
Investment Management Corporation and off-book partners in UNEP,
the allegedly-racketeering United Nations Environment Programme.

Hawks CAFE believes CAI-Carlyle project managers financed and trained
teams, equipped them with virtual war rooms or flight boxes designed
by Nortel, Lansdowne Technologies and Macdonald Dettwiler and
coordinated mass killings of New York firefighters, police, and other
responders, and, concealed the attack with dual-use 'triphibious'
of Amec, Boeing and Canada Steamship Lines.

We invite media investigators to join our grand juries and contact the
CAI-Carlyle private equity group insiders above and obtain a *complete
list*of the names of the '50 prominent individuals' (see notes) with
access to
the virtual war rooms allegedly used for al-Qaeda's 9/11 attacks, the
market panic and the mass killings of NYC first responders.

Hawks CAFE Contacts:

Captain Field McConnell avalonbeef@... 9223 50th Ave S
Glyndon MN 56547 218 329 2993
Peter Tedesco

*Notes: "NYC police and firefighters killed on 9/11 for two-tier
*CAI Special Investors *association with 50 prominent individuals who
chosen to become CAI limited partners since 1989 .. form an
business network that can originate deals, supply industry
intelligence and
provide valuable advice to our [hedge funds and] portfolio
companies ..
extensive experience running large, diverse corporations. Our Special
Investors serve on the boards of directors of over 200 public and
North American companies."

Listed below are 28 of the "50 prominent individuals" in the CAI
Equity Group, the alleged custodians of the teachers' national
pension funds
on the morning of 9/11. We believe that the remaining 22 CAI 'names'
David Rockefeller, Paul Desmarais Senior, William Jefferson Clinton,
Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Deutch, disgraced former director of
CIA, currently director of Raytheon, Citigroup and Schlumberger.

Mohammad K. Al Zaibak
Ralph M. Barford
Larry I. Bell
Jalynn H. Bennett
Roy F. Bennett
Peter J. G. Bentley
Richard S. Braddock
Paul G. S. Cantor
Thomas P. d'Aquino
L. Yves Fortier, Q.C.
Raymond Garneau
Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
Graham O. Harrison
C. Kent Jesperson
David L. Johnston
Pierre Lortie
Hon. Donald S. Macdonald
Ronald N. Mannix
John H. McArthur
Hon. Frank McKenna
W. Darcy McKeough
Joseph J. Meleone
J. Edward Newall
Laurence G. Pathy
Guy Saint-Pierre
Lynton R. Wilson
Walter B. Wriston
Adam H. Zimmerman

Here's Strong .. thoughts aloud at the conclusion of an
interview .. May,
1990 entitled "The Wizard of the Baca Grande": Each year the World
Forum convenes in Davros, Switzerland .. prime ministers, finance
and leading academics gather .. small group .. conclude .. if the
world is
to survive, those rich countries would have to sign an agreement
their impact on the environment. Will they do it? .. The group's
is "no." .. the group decides: isn't the only hope for the planet
that the
industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to
that about? This group of world leaders form a secret society to
bring about
a world collapse .. positioned themselves in the world's commodity
and stock
markets .. engineered, using their access to stock exchanges, and
[virtual war room], and gold supplies, a panic. Then they prevent the
markets from closing. They jam the gears. They have mercenaries who
hold the
rest of the world leaders at Davros as hostage. The markets can't
close. The
rich countries...?

9/11 John Lear Interview now on Google Video

Rob of Pilots for 9/11 Truth, interviews John Lear of  Lear Jet Fame. John Lear speaks out about 9/11.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Valerie Plame to Testify Before Congress

WASHINGTON — Valerie Plame, the CIA operative exposed after her husband criticized President Bush's march to war, will testify next week before lawmakers probing how the White House dealt with her identity, the chairman of the panel said Thursday.
Also invited to testify March 16 before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is Patrick Fitzgerald, who this week won conviction of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby of obstruction and perjury in the case, said Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif.
Waxman said Plame has accepted the invitation and Fitzgerald has not responded. In a letter to the prosecutor, Waxman proposed a meeting with ranking Republican Tom Davis of Virginia to discuss the terms of any testimony.
The hearing will be the first public forum at which Plame has agreed to answer questions. At a news conference in July announcing a lawsuit against Libby and other Bush administration officials, Plame read a short statement but did not respond to questions.
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Action alert- Sibel Edmonds and the neocons

Sibel Edmonds needs your help. 30 Groups calling for new hearings
lukery <> Wed Mar 07, 2007 at 02:39:13 PM

30 liberal, libertarian and conservative groups are calling on Henry
Waxman's House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to hold
on the case of gagged FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds.

The issues reported by Ms. Edmonds include:

- Espionage activities within the FBI, DOD, and the Department of
- Cover-up of information and leads pre and post 9/11, under the
excuse of protecting certain diplomatic relations.
- Deliberate mistranslation of crucial intelligence by FBI
and management.
- Foreign entities bribing government officials and elected

Details, and action items, downstairs. (We're asking you to contact
and Waxman and demand hearings)

Statement <>:

Transpartisan Coalition Calls for Whistleblower Hearings

Petition with strong left-right support headed to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, DC - The Liberty Coalition, a transpartisan public policy
dedicated to preserving the Bill of Rights, personal autonomy and
privacy today sent a petition signed by 30 liberal, libertarian and
conservative groups including the American Civil Liberties Union,
Outreach, OMB Watch, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Government
Accountability Project, Electronic Freedom Foundation, and the
Coalition Against the Censorship to the House Committee on Oversight
Government Reform urging prompt hearings on the case of Federal
Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds.

Edmonds, a former FBI Language Specialist, brought charges of
criminal activity, cover-ups and national security threats inside the
following the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Edmonds was promptly fired,
she asserts was an act of retaliation. The Department of Justice
(DOJ) then
used the State Secrets Privilege to shut down court proceedings in
her case
and prevent Congress from exploring the matter. Civil Liberties
argue that Edmonds's case in an example of other instances where
whistleblowers who tried to inform Congress and taxpayers about
security threats were intimidated silenced and retaliated against.

"Mrs. Edmonds is not a national security threat but a national hero
and the
American public deserves to hear the truth of her case. Congress
must act
and act now by having public hearings. Without them, the cover-ups
criminal activities will just continue." Said Michael Ostrolenk,
Director of the Liberty Coalition.

Mr Ostrolenk was supported in his contentions by Liberty Coalition
Stephen Kohn, President of the National Whistleblower Center who said
"Congress must hear from Mrs. Edmonds and others who corroborated her
case -
we cannot wait until after another attack to learn about threats to

This popular position is echoed by Danielle Brian, Executive Director
of the
Project On Government Oversight, a watchdog group that signed the
brief in Mrs. Edmonds case who said "The issues surrounding the
Edmonds case
are so significant that Congress must hold hearings to investigate the
government's actions."

The issues reported by Ms. Edmonds include:

· Espionage activities within the FBI, DOD, and the Department

· Cover-up of information and leads pre and post 9/11, under
excuse of protecting certain diplomatic relations.

· Deliberate mistranslation of crucial intelligence by FBI
translators and management.

· Foreign entities bribing government officials and elected

Civil Liberty advocates assert that these issues point to an abuse of
a criminal conspiracy and attempts to cover -up wrong doing by using
coercive power of the state.

In regards to abuse of power, Ann Beeson, Associate Legal Director,
National Office, and Lead Counsel in Mrs. Edmonds case said. "The
abused the state secrets privilege to deny Sibel Edmonds her day in
and to prevent accountability in other cases for illegal spying and
rendition. It is high time for Congress to intervene."

Dr. William Weaver, Senior advisor and Board Member of the National
Whistleblower's Coalition, who is an expert on the state secret
agreed with Mrs. Beeson when he said, "In Edmonds' case tyranny comes
in the
form of the state secrets privilege, a foolproof mechanism of the
government to hide executive branch corruption, incompetence, and
activity. This is a practice more at home with Czars and nabobs, and
have no place in the United States."

Ostrolenk continued by saying "This is worse than Watergate in that
lives have been lost and our national security has been compromised.
Edmonds case has been vindicated by the Justice Department office of
Inspector General, and several congressional offices. The public has
a right
to know. The excuse of protecting national security is fallacious.
They are
protecting their own power and not the American people. Mrs. Edmonds
be heard."

Please call Congressmen Henry Waxman and John Conyers between now and
Wednesday and beg, implore and demand them to hold hearings into
case and the State Secrets Privilege.

I'll be maintaining a new blog Let Sibel Edmonds
Speak<>for the duration of
the campaign - we'll have new articles about the case,
and a place where you can let us know that you called the offices,
and what
sort of response you got etc.

Please call Congressmen Conyers <> and
Waxman<>and demand

*Waxman <>*:
2204 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-3976 (phone)
(202) 225-4099 (fax)

*Conyers <>*:
2426 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5126
(202) 225-0072 Fax

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Fwd: Northwest pilot from rural Glyndon alleges 9/11 cover-up

Northwest pilot from rural Glyndon alleges 9/11 cover-up

West Central Tribune March 6,
Story Source
Steven Wagner

Field McConnell is convinced the 9/11 terrorist attacks are being covered up.
The Northwest Airlines pilot from rural Glyndon, Minn., said a second attack is imminent and conspirators already have aborted their plan once this year.

Article comments (12)
Those beliefs prompted him to begin writing for a Web site where like-minded people gather and to file a lawsuit in Fargo’s federal court to expose an alleged conspiracy.

The lawsuit, filed last week, claims Boeing Co. and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) can’t assure him that B747-400 planes are safe. McConnell, who is the process of seeking an early retirement from Northwest, claims the planes are rigged by Boeing and can be remotely detonated.
“We do not believe in any way, shape or form that that is true,” said Pete Janhunen, a spokesman for ALPA, the world’s largest pilot’s union.
“Our senior lawyer and senior engineer both said that on its face, it’s an insane complaint. … It sounds like he’s a troubled guy.”
McConnell, a rural Glyndon rancher, has been a Northwest Airlines pilot for more than 28 years. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1971 and flew planes in the military, including with Fargo’s Happy Hooligans, for 22 years.
“I am obligated under company procedures and FAA regulation not to operate an aircraft if I suspect it is unsafe,” McConnell, 57, states in his handwritten claim.
Janhunen dismisses the claim.
“We take every threat to airline security and safety very seriously,” he said. “In this case, we do not believe there’s any shred of evidence that the allegations about these Boeing airplanes are true, and the case should be immediately dismissed.”
Many of McConnell’s allegations are outlined in Internet postings on, which its creators say provide an analysis of the weapons and motives behind 9/11. The group claims to have more than 4 million members worldwide.
“I think this lawsuit is opening a Pandora’s box,” McConnell said. “It will turn into a legal case that solves 9/11.”
He claims to know the true conspirators behind the 9/11 attacks and that radical Muslims served as a masquerade.
“If you want to know why I’m doing it, it is to make aviation safer,” McConnell said.
Boeing spokesman Tim Neale said each of its planes exceeds federal standards and undergoes rigorous certification before taking to the air.
“It’s (safety) something we take very, very seriously,” Neale said. “There are no safety issues that go ignored. There’s just too much at stake.”
Northwest Airlines denied comment. In the lawsuit, McConnell said the company and pilots union “have suggested that I am crazy.”
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of those working with the Web site, said McConnell, who previously filed for bankruptcy and seeks $4.5 million from Boeing and ALPA.
“I’m trying to retire early so I can do something more important than hauling 400 people to Hawaii,” said McConnell, who added that he wants to move to a warmer climate.

Fwd: in CASE YOU MISSED THIS VIDEO New Mexico Resolution to Impeach Bush and Cheney in Senate Rules Committee

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Breaking: 'Scooter' Libby found guilty on 4 of 5 counts against him

News Update from Citizens for Legitimate Government
06 March 2007
Breaking: Scooter Libby guilty on four out of five Counts, including Obstruction of Justice. Details on CLG site.

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[Fwd: March 12@7pm - OPERATION GEPPETTO - For Distribution! G. BUSH protest re 911 pretext for Iraq, Iran/empire]

Hi Everyone,
Some wonderful people have organized a demonstration
in connection with George W Bush's visit to LA on
March 12 @7pm!
Already, members of ANSWER, ISO, Code Pink, World
Can't Wait
(Refuse & Resist!), ICUJP and others will be present
to demonstrate.

Please bring banners, signs and literature!

In advance of the international March 17
demonstration, this is a great opportunity to build up
our numbers and the consciousness of the ultimate
treason-beyond-treason: 911.
Please share widely.
Thanks, S.

Protest against George H.W. Bush & MadeleineAlbright
at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Ave. (Downtown L.A., by Hope & 1st
Please arrive b/w 7:00 pm & 7:30 pm and bring
911Truth and Pro-Peace signs
(see attached file for graphics)
Note: Tickets for the Bush evening event itself
are purchasable via GoldStar Events for half-price

"…And Pinnocchio ('G.W.Bush')…his nose grew longer
and longer…"
A decentralized evening protest on March 12th at 7
pm against George H.W. Bush ("Geppetto") and
Madeleine Albright ("Mad Not-So-Bright").
The event is intended be a build-up protest to the
March 17th @ 12 pm - Hollywood & Vine protest. It is
in keeping with the nationwide ramp-up in March civic
dissent & disobedience actions. Protesters will
gather between 7:00-7:30 pm. Please give yourself
plenty of time to gather and park near or at the
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Downtown LA. We are
focusing on the Bush/Madeline Albright March 12th
protest action as an important step in the buildup to
the March 17th ANSWERLA action at Hollywood & Vine.

Peace Now,
- Peter Thottam (Green Party ; Tele: 310.497.7255);
--- --- ---
Iraq War Results & Statistics as of Feb. 11, 2007
(from D. White, special to NYT & Washington Post):
3,128 US Soldiers Killed, 23,417 Seriously Wounded ;
Iraqi Civilians Killed, Estimated at 600,000+ - A UN
report dated Sept 20, 2006 stating that Iraqi
civilian causalities have been significantly
under-reported. Casualties are reported at 80,000 to
over 100,000, but may be much higher. Informed
estimates place Iraqi civilian causalities at over
600,000 (Johns Hopkins/LANCET study - 2006).
US SPENDING IN IRAQ - Spent & Approved War-Spending
- $505 billion of US taxpayers' funds. President
Bush is expected to request another $150 billion in
war-spending for 2007 and $140 billion for 2008,
which would bring the cumulative total to over $750
billion. Lost & Unaccounted for in Iraq - $9
billion of US taxpayers' money and $549.7 million in
spare parts shipped in 2004 to US contractors.
Mismanaged & Wasted in Iraq - $10 billion, per Feb
2007 Congressional hearings. Halliburton
Overcharges Classified by the Pentagon as
Unreasonable and Unsupported - $2.4 billion
(last updated by US as of Jan 7, 2007) - Total
146,100, including 132,000 from the US, 7,100 from
the UK, and 7,100 from all other nations (other than
Iraq). .
US Troop Causalities - 3,128 US troops; 98% male.
90% non-officers; 78% active duty, 13% National
Guard; 74% Caucasian, 10% African-American, 11%
Latino. 19% killed by non-hostile causes. 54% of
US casualties were under 25 years old. 68% were from
the US Army. Non-US Troop Casualties - Total 256,
with 132 from the UK. US Troops Wounded - 23,417,
20% of which are serious brain or spinal injuries
(total excludes psychological injuries). US Troops
with Serious Mental Health Problems à 30% of US
troops develop serious mental health problems within
3 to 4 months of returning home. US Military
Helicopters Downed in Iraq - 69 total, at least 38
by enemy fire.

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Fwd: Interviews at 9/11 Accountability Conference and more . .

---------------------------- Original Message ---------------------------- Subject: Fwd: Interviews at 9/11 Accountability Conference and more . . From: "Alfons Olszewski"
Date: Tue, March 6, 2007 9:31 am
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Matthew Jarfi wrote: From: Matthew Jarfi Subject: Interviews at 9/11 Accountability Conference and more . . Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 10:51:41 -0500

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Hello all, just wanted to let you know that you can still view video/audio of the 9/11 Accountability Conference at:

I have also posted interviews of Carol Brouillet, Sander Hicks, and Eric D. Williams on You can view them at:

I'd also like to state that the quality of some of the videos could be MUCH better, but for the most part, myself, Leticia, and Samuel did a good job at getting the material up onto the web as soon as possible. We had lots of material on the web live before we left Phoenix Sunday evening.

Please let us know of the next event and we will be glad to come and film and put on the web ASAP! Hopefully by then we will have a couple more dedicated people and better equipment!

But thanks again to Carol, Sander, and Eric.

Matt in Myrtle Beach


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By: DevvyMarch 1, 2007
© 2007 -
Last weekend I attended the 911 Accountability Conference in Chandler, Arizona, just south of Phoenix. These are my observations and most likely, they will not be welcomed by the organizers and some of the participants. However, after 17 years in this movement to save this republic from being destroyed by craven poltroons serving in public office both in Washington, DC and throughout the states, I call things as I see them. There are no favorites when it comes to our freedom and liberty.
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BBC's Yellow Journalism Backfires

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Subject: BBC's Yellow Journalism Backfires

BBC's 9/11 Yellow Journalism Backfires
Building 7 becomes the Achilles heel of the official conspiracy theory

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Monday, March 5, 2007

The BBC's Conspiracy Files documentary hit piece and their flustered attempts to adopt damage control over questions about why their
correspondent reported the collapse of Building 7 before it happened, have only provoked a firestorm of new interest in 9/11 truth and exalted questions surrounding WTC 7 to the point where it is now the Achilles' heel of the official conspiracy theory.

The BBC was forced to issue a second response on Friday afternoon following a barrage of criticism against their initial effort to dismiss the Building 7 fiasco and their claim that they had mysteriously lost all footage from BBC World's 9/11 coverage.

Right from the word go, the BBC have attempted to cloud this issue by erecting and attacking another strawman framed debate, the accusation they were somehow part of a grand conspiracy on 9/11, in order to try and detract credibility from the questions being asked of them.

In reality, this story boils down to two facets and the BBC has not provided an adequate answer to either of them:

a) What was the source of the information that led the BBC to report that Building 7 had collapsed before it did? In his second response, head of BBC World Richard Porter cites CNN, local news media and unnamed firefighters who were interviewed after the fact, but still cannot provide an individual or authority by name.

Porter attempts to create a scenario whereby the collapse of Building 7 was easily anticipated, and this is why news organizations jumped the gun to report its demise. In reality, WTC 7 stood over 300 yards away from the twin towers and was partly shielded by WTC 6 which did not collapse yet was completely gutted by raging fires and debris damage, whereas WTC 7 had limited fires. Building 7 was structurally reinforced in 1989 giving it, "Enough redundancy to allow entire portions of floors to be removed without affecting the building's structural integrity," according to the New York Times.

The BBC's 9/11 Conspiracy Files documentary claimed that Building 7 was a "raging inferno," a gross error considering the fact that fires spread sporadically across just eight floors of the skyscraper.

This is what the BBC describes as a "raging inferno," another example of how they concocted fallacies to smear 9/11 truth in their atrocious Conspiracy Files hit piece.

Nobody could have anticipated the building's collapse unless they knew that explosive devices were in place to take it down. NYPD officers heard bombs as they ran away from its implosion. First responders were told that the building was to be "brought down," not that it was going to collapse on its own. The process of informing the news agencies in advance that it was in danger of collapsing was merely an attempt to precondition the watching audience to what would otherwise have been an extremely suspicious occurrence.

We can now be reasonably confident in identifying the Rudy Giuliani's OEM as the source of the "warning" that Building 7 was going to
collapse. OEM is New York City's Office of Emergency Management. OEM personnel, by pure coincidence of course, arrived early on the morning of 9/11 to prepare for an exercise that simulated a terrorist attack on New York City. They were located in Building 7.

This means that the OEM were not only telling the BBC and other media that Building 7 had collapsed or was in the process of collapsing before it did, a forecast inconceivable in the context that no modern steel building had collapsed from fire damage alone allied to the fact that WTC 7 had been structurally reinforced to prevent such a collapse, but they were also handing out the explanation for its collapse in advance. In the BBC's footage, the anchor Phil Hayton states, "It seems this wasn't the result of a new attack but because the building had been weakened during this morning's attack."

Richard Porter tacitly admits that such detailed foreknowledge of an event that is yet to occur is highly suspicious ("in one sense that's true") but then attempts to dismiss it simply because the reporter used the words "it seems."

Building 7 fell in an almost perfect implosion at near free fall speed and its debris barely even blocked the street next to it -- the building collapsed in its own footprint. Surely a collapse as a result of fire damage, an event unparalleled with a modern steel building until that day, would have resulted in at least a marginally inconsistent collapse? Anyone with eyes to see can judge that this building was deliberately imploded, as news anchors like Dan Rather stated on the day.

The Windsor Building in Madrid by comparison was a raging inferno and burned for over 24 hours yet did not collapse.

The collapse of the Windsor Building in Madrid was, solely as a result of 9/11, anticipated by the media in triplicate but it never happened because modern steel buildings do not symmetrically collapse as a result of fire damage alone.

Who would have anticipated the collapse of Building 7 in such
circumstances? Certainly not Dutch demolition expert Danny Jowenko, who was shown the footage of Building 7 along with the building's structural diagrams and immediately concluded it was deliberately demolished.

Whoever informed the news agencies that the building was about to collapse had precise knowledge of the fact that it was being
deliberately "pulled," and only by identifying that individual or authority, be it Giuliani's OEM or anyone else, and putting them before a grand jury, can we move closer to cracking the cover-up.

b) How can we trust the BBC or the establishment media in general to provide accurate information about any major event when all they do is repeat what is told to them and relay it as gospel with no independent verification whatsoever, to the point where we are told a building has collapsed by a reporter while it mockingly stands behind her head?

Bob Woodward, the US journalist who helped break the Watergate scandal, last week called on reporters to "take more time on stories" and be more aggressive in verifying information given to them by official
authorities. Woodward said the round the clock deadline news cycle is a "crazy environment" that needs to be "slowed down."

The BBC Building 7 fiasco is a damning indictment of the slippery slide from real investigative reporting to "rip and read" instant
gratification, whereby news organizations become mere public relation conduits for governments and "official" authorities. In that context the BBC are just as complicit as anyone else in manufacturing the official conspiracy theory behind 9/11 and the one that has remained simply because it was reported first. This myth is propagated by the fallacies of building collapses before the fact, magic hijacker passports that survive giant firey airline impacts, and deliberate suppression of dozens and dozens of eyewitness reports of bombs at all levels of the twin towers.

The arrogance of Porter and the BBC in general in still refusing to even admit that they made an error in reporting the collapse of a building before it fell clearly illustrates the pomposity of these individuals in thinking themselves somehow above the scrutiny of the very people who fund their existence. This whole episode has led many who were
previously highly skeptical of the "9/11 truth movement" to do their on research on this and the many other questions surrounding September 11.

Building 7 is the weakest link holding together the official conspiracy theory that was dutifully propped up and retold by the lapdog mainstream media on 9/11. The Conspiracy Files debacle allied to the WTC 7 BBC fiasco that followed it has given 9/11 truth a fresh impetus and we thank the BBC in the context that their fallacious yellow journalism has resulted in a new wave of interest in dismantling the official fraud.

"A society whose citizens refuse to see and investigate the facts, who refuse to believe that their government and their media will routinely lie to them and fabricate a reality contrary to verifiable facts, is a society that chooses and deserves the Police State Dictatorship it's going to get."
-- Ian Williams Goddard 

Monday, March 05, 2007

Mark Bingham/Operation Paperclip

Herbert K Hoglan, age 91, is Mark Kendall Bingham's
maternal grandfather. His maternal grandmother, Betty
J Hoglan died June 15, 2002 and is listed in the
Social Security Death Index. According to Herbert K
Hoglan's own naritave he personally transported 1,500
Nazis into this country. This was called Operation
Paperclip. It now becomes very clear as to why Mark
Kendall Bingham is not listed in the Social Security
Death Index.

University of Iowa Department of Chemistry
Spring/Summer Newsletter 2003

Herbert K. Hoglan (B.S. 1936, advisor:
Edward Bartow) wrote the following:
"After graduating from the University of
Iowa with a Phi Beta Kappa and Magna
Cum Laude in 1936, I was hired by the
Dow Chemical Company of Midland,
Michigan. I was their Midwest sales representative
until the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Then, after having taken the four year advanced
course in ROTC at Iowa, I was
immediately called to the colors and participated
in the first allied offensive of
World War II, namely "Operation Torch."
I participated in the original landing at
Oran, Algeria at 1:30 a.m. on November
8, 1942, and later I was an officer in the
Big Red One (First Infantry Division).
Afterwards, I participated in several major
engagements under General Patton. I
visited Europe recently and ran into my
old superior officer's grave. George Patton
rests in a beautiful spot, the U.S. Veteran's
Cemetery in Luxembourg. He survived
World War II all right, but was cut
down by a freak auto accident in Bavaria
(South Germany) in 1945.
Later, I acted as an operational liaison
officer between General Eisenhower's
headquarters (S.H.A.E.F.) and British
General Anderson's. After the battle of
Kasserine Pass, I, along with two other
officers, brought 1,500 German prisoners
back to the U.S. on the transport George
S. Goethals. Back in the U.S., I was sent
to Camp Croft, South Carolina to help
train raw recruits for the events yet to
come. After the war, I resumed my academic
efforts and earned my Masters Degree in
Professional Education from the University
of Miami in 1972. After earning the
latter degree, I engaged in teaching both
chemistry and mathematics at Citrus College
in Azusa, California, as well as at
Miami Senior High School in Miami,
Florida. As the joke "at the front" goes: "You'll
have lots of experiences to tell your
grandchildren." Unfortunately, until very
recently, I only had one grandchild. His
life was cut short by the terrorist attacks
on our country on September 11, 2001.
After a valiant effort by my grandson and
the other passengers to fight back against
the terrorists, the plane crashed in
Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all
aboard. Later it was discovered that this
particular flight, the fourth and last plane
hijacked that fateful morning, was undoubtedly
headed for the White House.
Subsequently, President Bush and Senator
John McCain pronounced all passengers
and crew aboard as heroes, since
they saved many lives on the ground in
Washington, D.C. My grandson's name
was Mark Bingham and his mother's
name (my daughter) is Alice Hoglan. Alice
is a flight attendant with United Airlines,
based in San Francisco, California."

Operation Paperclip was the codename under which the
US intelligence and military services extricated
scientists from Germany, during and after the final
stages of World War II. The project was originally
called Operation Overcast, and is sometimes also known
as Project Paperclip.

(Herbert K & Betty J Hoglan)
Hoglan, Herbert & Betty
18000 Madrone Dr
Los Gatos, CA 95033-8956
(408) 353-1378

BETTY J HOGLAN b-28 Jan 1918 d-15 Jun 2002
SS#-270-18-9247 Issued-Ohio

(Alice Ann & Candyce Sue Hoglan)
Hoglan, A & C S
18000 Madrone Dr
Los Gatos, CA 95033-8956
(408) 353-3900

Bingham, M
245 E 24th St
New York, NY 10010-3821
(212) 481-0245

[Fwd: 'Delete them, or we will delete you.' U.S. soldiers deleted photos, video after Afghan attack 04 Mar 2007]

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens for Legitimate Government 04 March 2007
All links to articles as summarized below are available here:
'Delete them, or we will delete you.' Afghan journalists say U.S. soldiers deleted photos, video after bomb attack and shootings 04 Mar 2007 Afghan journalists covering the aftermath of a suicide bomb attack and shooting in eastern Afghanistan Sunday said U.S. troops deleted their photos and video and warned them not to publish or air any images of U.S. troops or a car where three Afghans were shot to death. Afghan witnesses and gunshot victims said U.S. forces fired on civilians in cars and on foot [more US war crimes] along at least a six-mile stretch of road in Nangarhar province following a suicide attack against the Marine convoy. It wasn't clear why the accredited journalists would need permission to take photos of a civilian car on a public highway. The photographer, Rahmat Gul, said the U.S. troops took his camera, deleted his photos and returned it to him. Taqiullah Taqi, a reporter for Afghanistan's largest television station, Tolo TV, said Americans were using abusive language. "According to the translator, they said, 'Delete them, or we will delete you,"' Taqi said.

U.S. Military Kills 16 Civilians in Afghanistan 04 Mar 2007 U.S. forces in Afghanistan opened fire on civilians while fleeing a militant ambush involving a suicide car bomb and gunmen, Afghan witnesses said. Up to 16 people were killed and 24 wounded in the shooting, U.S. military said.

Protests after US troops kill 16 Afghans 05 Mar 2007 Thousands of angry demonstrators took to the streets in Afghanistan yesterday after US forces were involved in a panicked shooting ['Panicked?' How do they know?] which left 16 civilians dead and 23 injured. Local people as well as a number of Afghan officials accused the American marines of opening fire indiscriminately following a suicide bomb attack on their convoy in Nangarhar province.

UK Afghan deaths reach 50 04 Mar 2007 The deaths of two British soldiers brings the number of UK fatalities in Afghanistan to 50 since 2001. Two British soldiers have been killed in a rocket attack in Afghanistan. The attack happened in the Sangin area of Helmand province in the south of the country.

Executions of government workers and alleged informers signal growing control of insurgents 05 Mar 2007 An unprecedented rash of killings has taken place in Helmand in the past two weeks as the Taliban claim to be settling scores with informers who have aided foreign troops based in the province. In all, eight people were killed in three separate districts of Helmand province within the past 15 days. Four were hanged and the rest beheaded.

'It's hubris.' How Much Embassy Is Too Much? 02 Mar 2007 The nerve center of Iraq reconstruction efforts, housed in an ornate former Saddam Hussein palace with soaring ceilings and its own espresso bar, the embassy in Baghdad is one of the largest foreign missions ever operated by the State Department. Its complexity and expense, some say, hampers reconstruction efforts and drains cash from diplomatic efforts worldwide. According to a State Department count, about 1,000 federal employees report to the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, not including hundreds of private contractors. The mission's closely guarded budget - $923 million for the 2006 fiscal year - is a source of controversy at State, and across the federal government.

Arabs want U.N. timetable for U.S. withdrawal 04 Mar 2007 The Arab League said on Sunday the United Nations Security Council should set a timetable for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Iraq.

U.S. forces enter Sadr City in first major push of Baghdad security drive 04 Mar 2007 Hundreds of U.S. soldiers entered the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City on Sunday in the first major push into the area since an American-led security sweep began last month around Baghdad. Soldiers conducted house-to-house searches through the densely populated grid of squat two- and three-story buildings, but met no resistance, said Lt. Col. David Oclander.

Saudis funding insurgents in Iraq --U.S. fears proxy war with Iranian-backed Shiites could widen 04 Mar 2007 During his inaugural appearance before Congress last week, the new U.S. intelligence czar made a rare public reference to one of Washington's secret dreads. Mike McConnell, the new director of national intelligence, said there are funds coming from Saudi Arabia, an ostensible U.S. ally, to help Sunni 'insurgents' in Iraq, while Iran is supporting the Shiite militias there.

Hersh: U.S. Funds Being Secretly Funneled to Al Qaeda-Linked Groups (Post by Nico) 25 Feb 2007 New Yorker columnist Sy Hersh says the "single most explosive" element of his latest article involves an effort by the Bush administration to stem the growth of Shiite influence in the Middle East (specifically the Iranian government and Hezbollah in Lebanon) by funding violent Sunni groups. Hersh says the U.S. has been "pumping money, a great deal of money, without congressional authority, without any congressional oversight" for covert operations in the Middle East where it wants to "stop the Shiite spread or the Shiite influence." [See The Redirection --Is the Administration's new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism? By Seymour M. Hersh 25 Feb 2007.]

Air strikes on Iran could backfire - report 05 Mar 2007 Military strikes to destroy Iran's nuclear ambitions could backfire, increasing Tehran's determination to obtain atomic weapons and bolstering hostility towards the West, a report said on Monday. The report "Would air strikes work?", written by a leading British weapons scientist, said strikes would probably be unable to hit enough targets to cause serious damage to Iran's nuclear facilities.

North Korea ready to end nuclear work-envoy 05 Mar 2007 North Korea is fully prepared to shut down its nuclear facilities and allow inspections, a South Korean official said in New York, where envoys from Pyongyang and Washington are set to begin rare talks on improving ties.

Chavez: Negroponte a professional killer 04 Mar 2007 President Hugo Chavez on Sunday said he believes enemies including the CIA are out to kill him, and called U.S. diplomat [terrorist] John Negroponte a "professional killer."

Walter Reed gave five-year, $120M contract to IAP, run by former Halliburton official 03 Mar 2007 The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has subpoenaed Maj. Gen. George Weightman, who was fired as head of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, after Army officials refused to allow him to testify before the committee Monday. Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and subcommittee Chairman John Tierney asked Weightman to testify about an internal memo that showed privatization of services at Walter Reed could put "patient care services at risk of mission failure." [...] The letter said Walter Reed also awarded a five-year, $120-million contract to IAP Worldwide Services, which is run by Al Neffgen, a former senior Halliburton official.

Waxman to Force Walter Reed Ex-Chief to Talk About Problems, Contract 02 Mar 2007 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Henry Waxman, D-Calif., wants to ask Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman about a contract to manage the medical center awarded to a company that had documented troubles fulfilling a government contract to deliver ice to victims of Hurricane Katrina. According to a letter from Waxman to Weightman posted today on the committee's Web site, the chairman believes the Walter Reed contract may have pushed dozens of health care workers to leave jobs at the troubled medical center, which he says in turn threatened the quality of care for hundreds of military personnel receiving treatment there. In the letter, Waxman charged that the Army used an unusual process to award a five-year, $120 million contract to manage the center to a company owned by a former executive of Halliburton.

U.S. Army Veterans Scandal Widens 04 Mar 2007 U.S. President [sic] Bush has ordered a probe into all US army veteran facilities following an outcry over poor treatment at the army's top hospitals. The Bush administration's response came on the same day as Robert Gates, the US secretary of defence, fired Francis Harvey, the U.S. army secretary.

Hicks lawyer faces removal from case after threats from US prosecutor 05 Mar 2007 Major Michael Mori, the defence lawyer for David Hicks, could be removed from the case after threats from the chief US prosecutor, Colonel Morris Davis, to charge him under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Colonel Davis has accused Major Mori of breaching Article 88 of the US military code, which relates to using contemptuous language towards the president, vice-president, and secretary of defence. Penalties for breaching the code include jail and the loss of employment and entitlements. Major Mori denied he had done anything improper but said the accusations left him with an inherent conflict of interest.

Mori discipline charge could derail Hicks trial 05 Mar 2007 David Hicks's trial could be derailed if his lawyer Major Michael Mori is charged with a US military discipline offence, prompting an angry outburst from the Prime Minister. Maj Mori could be removed from the case after threats from the chief US prosecutor, Colonel Morris Davis, to charge him under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Fairfax newspapers report.

Senator Admits Calling U.S. Attorney 04 Mar 2007 Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.) acknowledged today that he contacted the U.S. attorney in Albuquerque last fall to inquire about the status of an ongoing corruption probe of Democrats, saying he regretted the call but "never pressured him nor threatened him in any way." Domenici also said he had told the Justice Department that U.S. Attorney David C. Iglesias should be replaced, but said that occurred prior to the call about the criminal investigation of Democrats... Iglesias is one of eight U.S. attorneys who were part of a mass firing that has caused an uproar on Capitol Hill, and said he believed the calls were at the root of his dismissal.

MI5 trains supermarket checkout staff --Workers told how to detect potential terrorists as shops are warned of bomb risk in underground car parks 04 Mar 2007 Supermarket checkout staff are being trained by the security services in how to detect potential terrorists. MI5 has been secretly advising food retailers, including Asda and Tesco, on how to identify extremist shoppers. Measures include increasing CCTV in underground carparks to prevent bomb attacks and being alert to mass purchases of mobile phones, which can be used as bomb detonators. The awareness training for staff also covers bulk sales of toiletries which could be used as the basic ingredient in explosives.

Justice Department takes aim at image-sharing sites 02 Mar 2007 The Bush administration has accelerated its Internet surveillance push by proposing that Web sites must keep records of who uploads photographs or videos in case police determine the content is illegal [?!?] and choose to investigate, CNET has learned. That proposal surfaced Wednesday in a private meeting during which U.S. Department of Justice officials, including Assistant Attorney General Rachel Brand, tried to convince industry representatives such as AOL and Comcast that data retention would be valuable in investigating terrorism, child pornography and other crimes.

'To have a published story pulled from our Web site is unprecedented and unbelievable.' Judge Orders 2 Papers to Remove Stories from Web Sites 03 Mar 2007 A judge has ordered two Kansas City newspapers to remove articles about an area utility from their Web sites and temporarily barred the papers from publishing the story. Jackson County Circuit Judge Kelly Moorhouse issued the temporary restraining order Friday against The Kansas City Star, a daily, and The Pitch, a weekly alternative newspaper that publishes on Thursdays. The judge also ordered the papers to remove articles about the Board of Public Utilities of Kansas City, Kan., from their Web sites.

The Must-Do List (The New York Times) 04 Mar 2007 The Bush administration's assault on some of the founding principles of American democracy marches onward despite the Democratic victory in the 2006 elections... Five years of presidential overreaching and Congressional collaboration continue to exact a high toll in human lives, America's global reputation and the architecture of democracy. Brutality toward prisoners, and the denial of their human rights, have been institutionalized; unlawful spying on Americans continues; and the courts are being closed to legal challenges of these practices... Today we're offering a list — which, sadly, is hardly exhaustive — of things that need to be done to reverse the unwise and lawless policies of President [sic] Bush and Vice President [sic] Dick Cheney.

Bush impeachment calls gather momentum 04 Mar 2007 Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson, Mayor of Salt Lake City, has called for the impeachment of George W. Bush before the Washington State Senate Governmental Operations Committee.

First bank failure in years happens in Pittsburgh By John Hielscher 12 Feb 2007 After nearly 21/2 years without a bank failure, a small Pennsylvania bank collapsed this month. Metropolitan Savings Bank of Pittsburgh was closed by its state banking department. About $12 million in deposits were assumed by Allegheny Valley Bank of Pittsburgh. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Metropolitan had about $1.2 million in deposits in 70 accounts that could exceed the federal insurance limit.

Expert on Soviet Intelligence Shot in Adelphi 03 Mar 2007 Federal and local law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting in Prince George's County that critically injured a prominent intelligence expert who specializes in the former Soviet Union. Paul Joyal, 53, was shot Thursday, four days after he alleged in a television broadcast that the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin was involved in the fatal poisoning of a former KGB agent in London.

Holt wants hearings on FBI anthrax investigation 04 Mar 2007 Rep. Rush Holt (D-Princeton) wants hearings into what he says is a lack of headway in the FBI's investigation into the deadly [Fort Detrick] anthrax attacks of 2001. "It seems to me this investigation is not making progress. I can't say for sure. They won't brief me," Holt told The Times of Trenton for Saturday newspapers. "Not briefing Congress on the status of the probe into the biggest biological attack in United States history is inexcusable," he said.

Scientists to exhume diplomat's corpse for bird flu clues 05 Mar 2007 Scientists plan to exhume within the next five months the body of a British diplomat who died in 1919 of the Spanish flu, in a move they hope will provide vital clues on how to fight [foment] any future pandemic. Experts see strong parallels between the H5N1 bird flu virus of today and the H1N1 virus of 1918/1919 which sparked the Spanish flu that killed more than 50 million people. [See: Killer flu recreated in the lab 07 Oct 2004.]

Sick people used like laboratory rats in GM trials 04 Mar 2007 Genetically modified potatoes developed by Monsanto, the multinational biotech company [corpora-terrorists], have been fed to sick patients in an experiment. Rats that ate similar potatoes in the research suffered reductions in the weight of their hearts and prostate glands.

Mega barf alert! Cloned beef: It's what's for dinner 04 Mar 2007 After years of research, meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring are moving toward supermarkets, restaurants and backyard barbecues. The Food and Drug Administration recently declared the fare safe to eat, although it took scientists 678 pages to make their case. They said the meat was so much like regular beef that special labeling would be unnecessary [!?!]. Thousands of consumers have written the agency in opposition. Still, cloned products could become part of the food supply by year's end.

'I could tell the whole order of things had just gone haywire.' Scientists ask: Where are all the bees? A Dade City beekeeper sounds a nationwide alarm as colonies mysteriously disappear. 03 Mar 2007 Veteran beekeeper, David Hackenberg, who spread the word to scientists and other beekeepers, is credited with sounding the alarm about what may be the most devastating honeybee die-off in U.S. history. The crisis, marked by bees mysteriously vanishing from their hives, has been identified in 24 states in every part of the country, said Jerry Hayes, Florida's chief apiary inspector.

Welcome to Scotland 2080: land of dengue fever and Vin d'Ecosse 04 Mar 2007 There isn't a cloud in the sky, the thermometer's soaring and the vineyards are thriving. Unfortunately, the skiing industry is long extinct, golf courses are shut through water shortages and mosquitoes are spreading dengue fever. Welcome to Scotland 2080, as seen by the Scottish Executive. Apocalyptic portraits of life north of the Border should we fail to tackle climate change are not uncommon, but the government's official predictions make particularly grim reading.

Melting ice shelves reveal secret life 26 Feb 2007 Remarkable images of newly discovered marine creatures have been released by scientists who found a unique ecosystem after the collapse of ice shelves, which had covered the Antarctic ocean bed for thousands of years.

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[Previous lead stories:] Iraq PM flags cabinet shakeup 04 Mar 2007 Iraq's [US-installed] prime minister [Nouri al-Maliki] said today he would reshuffle his cabinet within two weeks and pursue criminal charges against political figures linked to extremists as a sign of his government's resolve to restore 'stability' during the US-led security crackdown in Baghdad.

Sunni Insurgents Ascendant in Iraq's Caldron of Violence --14 Police Officers Found Shot to Death After Call for Retribution in Rape Case 03 Mar 2007 More than two weeks into a new Baghdad security plan, Sunni 'insurgents' are asserting responsibility for an increasing number of violent attacks against U.S. and Iraqi security forces and civilian targets, while Shiite militias are lowering their profile. In recent months, al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] in Iraq and other Sunni groups have begun to use more sophisticated tactics, downing U.S. helicopters and staging large attacks that have claimed the lives of hundreds of Iraqi civilians.

Al-Qaeda group posts execution video 04 Mar 2007 The al-Qaeda affiliated Islamic State of Iraq has posted a video on the internet showing the execution of 18 Iraqi security troops, shot in the back of their heads while kneeling in a field. The three-minute video, on a website known to be used by the Islamists, said the 18 kidnapped government security forces were slain in retaliation for the alleged rape of a Sunni woman by members of the Shi'ite-dominated police. The video's authenticity could not be immediately verified.

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Fwd: Lieberman's 9/11 police state bill set for vote

Lieberman's 9/11 police state bill set for

Before the Presidents' Day recess, Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Israel)
quickly and quietly pushed through his Senate Homeland Security
the "Improving America's Security by Implementing Unfinished
of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007." [OFFICIAL PDF
258-page bill is Lieberman's version of the police-state measure which
was the first item to pass the U.S. under Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The full Senate is set to take up the measure on the floor in the
week or two. To tell your Senators to oppose and filibuster this
legislation, the number for he Congressional switchboard is as

Civil liberties experts inside Washington have pointed
Total911.infoto the following provisions in particular as troubling:

- Section (j)(1)(a-c) of the bill would have President Bush
produce a
report within six months on whether it is "feasible" to continue
to protect
the privacy rights of Americans.

The President would recommend whether provisions of the 1975
Act which bar federal agencies from sharing information on
Americans with
each other willy-nilly should be "replaced" with so-
called "mission-based"
or "threat-based" access to information about Americans, defined
by whether the information is wanted for an "authorized purpose",
which the
Executive Branch gets to define and decide for itself. If the bill
were to
pass in current form, we could expect a report before the end of
the year
recommending the destruction of the Privacy Act, the cornerstone
of federal
privacy protections.

- Section (j)(1)(d) of the bill calls for a report that would
legitimize data-mining of information about Americans by
normalizing the use
of "anonymized data." This may sound pro-privacy but it really
only means
"encrypted," which means that private information about Americans
is not
really "anonymous." Such data can be decrypted by numerous
government agents
as desired.

- The so-called "Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board" would
remain a joke. Title V of S.4 exacerbates the serious problems of
Privacy Board recommended by the 9-11 Commission. This arm of the
Office of the White House would now be authorized to review and
comment on
not just "regulations, executive branch policies, and
procedures " -- but
legislation proposed in Congress as well!

The confirmation process proposed in Lieberman's bill is a joke as
well. If a nominee is denied a vote in committee or delayed in the
Senate, the nominee to continue to serve for up to a year at a
Lieberman's plan also allows a partisan majority to be a quorum
for action
and allows the president to set the terms for each of the members,
entrenching this Bush board firmly into some or all of the next

- Lieberman would also give the "Privacy Board" a subpoena power --
but not over privacy-violating government agencies! A majority of
the Board
could request that the Attorney General issue a subpoena to
persons "other
than departments, agencies and elements of the executive branch."

- Lieberman's bill would fund so-called "fusion centers" for
intelligence at the state and local not just for alleged "terror"
but, under Title I Subtitle B, any "criminal or terrorist
activity." This is
just a mechanism for the Department of Homeland Security to gather
information on Americans through sweeping up the files of local
and state
law enforcement agencies.

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