Poindexter to quit Pentagon post amid controversy
"Retired Adm. John Poindexter will resign his position at the Pentagon after a
research project he was overseeing was condemned by Congress as an 'egregious
error of judgment.'"
Terror trading program dies, but reality check still needed "This idea
is so absurd that it would be laughable if it were not for the fact that it
almost came to fruition. Before the plan was scrapped on Tuesday, a Web site
had already been set up and potential traders were being screened—one
can only imagine the criteria that were being used to determine their
eligibility." Flashback: 8-2-02
Poindexter introduces an Orwellian project "Total Information
Awareness—a prototype system—
is our answer. We must be able to detect, classify, identify, and track
terrorists so that we may understand their plans and act to prevent them from
being executed. To protect our rights, we must ensure that our systems track
the terrorists, and those that mean us harm."
Feds to classify
airline passengers by risk "The government announced Thursday it will
begin testing a revised nationwide system for checking personal information on
every airline passenger, a post-Sept. 11 security initiative that has raised
concerns about snooping and false labeling."
7-30-03 Bush just
doesn't get it "The U.S. president has allowed himself to be
comprehensively bamboozled by Ariel Sharon.…"
7-31-03 The GOP's New Deal
"In the name of 'Compassionate Conservatism,' the Bush administration is now
pressing the Republican-controlled Congress to create the largest new government
program in 40 years—a prescription-drug entitlement that will cost an estimated
$400 billion over five years. This is only the latest of President George W.
Bush’s massive additions to the federal government, and the costs will be
political as well as fiscal." (Real News 24/7: "Compassionate
conservatism": neither compassionate nor conservative."
Doubts mount on Powell's evidence to U.N. "Colin Powell, US secretary of
state, was advised that the evidence he cited in his speech to the United
Nations in February concerning Iraq's nuclear weapons program was questionable."
scraps nuclear watchdog "A US department of energy panel of experts
which provided independent oversight of the development of the US nuclear
arsenal has been quietly disbanded by the Bush administration, it emerged
Vatican assails laws
endorsing "gay" unions "Worried about the spread of laws that recognize
same-sex couples, the Vatican on Thursday urged Roman Catholic lawmakers and
others to fight back, calling support for such legislation 'gravely immoral.'" (Real News 24/7:
This is typical Vatican rhetoric, but, during his twenty-five years in Rome,
John Paul II has a well-established record of doing nothing to back his tough
talk. Over that span, pro-abortion 'Catholic' politicians have been free to
promote the murderous practice with complete impunity.")
New law for Israeli-Palestinian couples "Israel's parliament on Thursday
passed a new law that would force Palestinians who marry Israelis to live
separate lives or move out of Israel despite charges from human rights groups
and Israeli Arabs that the law is racist. "
against massive Internet attack "Government and industry experts
consider brewing hacker activity a precursor to a broad Internet attack that
would target enormous numbers of computers vulnerable from a flaw in Windows software from Microsoft Corp."
7-30-03 Nation sends
mixed signals regarding homosexual "rights" and wrongs Poll
shows backlash on "gay" issues "Americans have become
significantly less accepting of homosexuality since a Supreme Court decision
that was hailed as clearing the way for new gay civil rights, a USA
TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll has found." (Real News 24/7: While this sounds
somewhat optimistic [the numbers in opposition are not as solid as we'd prefer,
but it's a start], the following article shows a conflicting trend.)
"Gay"-themed TV gains
wider audience [Reader advisory: A vulgar photo of sodomite
characters kissing accompanies this New York Times article. We have
elected to include this since it is not pornographic and it gives readers a
clear understanding of what the networks are foisting on the American people.]
"But the trend has already come under attack. A. William Merrell, a vice
president on the executive committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, said
the new shows (such as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, below left photo)
were a sign of the growing influence of gays in Hollywood. 'I believe that the
net effect is to forward an agenda making homosexuality appear first normal, and
then desirable,' he said." (Real News 24/7: Dr. Merrell is correct in his
assessment. Furthering his thought, the constant promotion by Hollywood of
impure and unnatural acts, if left unchecked, will, by dissolving America's
traditional values and superimposing neo-pagan debauchery, bring about the
demise of our society and Christian civilization.)
"Gay" student club actions may discriminate against others "A group that
promotes what it calls traditional family values is criticizing a club for gay
students at a northwestern Pennsylvania high school, saying the club's agenda
could lead to discrimination against other students, particularly those with
strong religious convictions." (Real News 24/7: Note the subtle bias
evident in this opening paragraph. The reporter, Allison Schlesinger of the
Associated Press, qualifies the term "traditional family values" by prefacing it
with "what it calls," showing that this is according to the group in question's
interpretation of the phrase, an interpretation that may not shared by every
one. But when she talks about the "club for gay students," there is no quotation
marks around the word "gay," despite the fact that this term originated in the
homosexual subculture as one of their preferred self-descriptions.)
Bush to block "gay" marriage
"President has lawyers working to codify heterosexual definition." (Real News
24/7: Given the Bush track record on social issues—lots
of family-friendly talk, but little or no substantive action, plus articles
like this: GOP sodomites hail White House access—we'll
believe it when we see it.)
Standard finally admits using faked photos "London’s Evening
Standard has admitted to having doctored photos of Iraqi’s jubilantly
greeting US forces as they entered Baghdad. The photo in question appeared on
the front page of the Evening Standard on Wednesday, April 9th. However, the
Evening Standard only acknowledged using doctored images on Thursday July
24, and even then its acknowledgement was buried in small print on page 18." (Real
News 24/7: Please note the link at the bottom of the article directing you
to the initial article, "How the Evening Standard doctored a photo,"
which in turn has a link with large photos detailing the fraud.)
terrible secret "'I have seen evidence which I think is genuine, which
seems to suggest that there is a certain section of the Ministry of Defense
which uses elderly people as guinea pigs for experiments and quietly puts them
to death afterwards. It is carefully hidden by the Official Secrets
Act.'—Monsignor John Barry." (Real News 24/7: Such Nazi-style
experimentation has also gone on in the United States for quite some time. See
the Germ Warfare Hall of Shame.)
Invasion of the child snatchers "Some of those scandals involved actual
incidents of child abuse embellished into implausible accounts of huge child-sex
rings — sometimes involving ritual murder, cannibalism, or, in one instance,
evil robots. In some cases, no documentable abuse of any kind occurred. Almost
always, the investigations were conducted by CPS officials and social workers
who claimed unique powers of discernment and an open-ended mandate to 'protect
the children' at whatever cost to the rights of the accused — and the well-being
of the children themselves."
bets on terror attacks "The Pentagon plans to let online traders bet on
the likelihood that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat might be assassinated or
that Jordan's King Abdullah II might be overthrown, as part of an effort to
predict and prevent terrorist acts." (Real News 24/7: Of course, someone
could really clean up if they knew what was going to happen beforehand.…)
of more suicide hijackings "United States officials say they
have learnt of new threats of airline suicide hijackings planned for the
latter part of the summer. The information was gleaned in recent interrogation
of high-level al-Qaeda captives and corroborated by other means, including
electronic intercepts, the officials said."
The 9-11 report
raises more serious questions about the White House statements on intelligence
"Bluntly stated, either the Bush White House knew about the potential of
terrorists flying airplanes into skyscrapers (notwithstanding their claims to
the contrary), or the CIA failed to give the White House this essential
information, which it possessed and provided to others."
The 9-11 prior warning archives
Here are scores of links showing that, without doubt, there was knowledge
of such potential terrorist acts. (Whether this means simply a
government awareness of the danger or that a subversive faction acting within
the U.S. government planted disinformation, while plotting the attacks itself,
is another matter. Real News 24/7 9-11
Cover-up links examine the latter scenario.)
Fourteen techniques in truth suppression How to detect information
yourselves from the two party death grip "It's time to say it: the two
major parties hold a death grip on the American people! Instead of representing
the people, both parties are bought and paid for by special interest groups.
Neither party pays any attention to the U.S. Constitution but are largely
marching in lock-step toward bigger and bigger government. Both Republicans and
Democrats eagerly sacrifice what's good for the country with what's good for the
party. As they now exist, neither major party deserves the support of patriotic
Sharon advisor call
demonstrators "Quislings" "One of Ariel Sharon's advisors, Uri Dan,
expressed his dislike of the Norwegians who were demonstrating against Sharon on
his visit to Norway earlier this month, saying, 'It is sad to see that Quisling
has pupils taking after him.'"
7-29-03 America is
now a religion "U.S. leaders now see themselves as priests of
a divine mission to rid the world of its demons..".
believe a word you hear. It was not suicide. It couldn't have been."
Attorney General Webster Hubbell
New revelations in the Vince Foster death
On July 20, 2003 the body of White House deputy counsel Vince Foster was found
in a D.C.-area park; although experienced paramedics viewed it as a homicide,
the official ruling was suicide, a conclusion that was immediately challenged.
Recently revealed remarks of a U.S. attorney throw further doubt on that ruling
and show how individuals within the government and news media covered up any
attempts to get at the bottom of the case.
Tape of U.S. attorney:
Foster probe a fraud "Investigator says FBI warned 'back down,' White
House knew before 9-1-1 call made."
Accuracy in Media's coverage
(with exclusive audio)
101 peculiarities surrounding the death of Vince Foster
1. The man who
discovered the body in Ft. Marcy Park says he was curious about the cause of
death and looked closely for a gun. He emphatically says there was no gun in
either hand. The FBI put great pressure on this witness to change his testimony.
Why? Did he interrupt the staging of a suicide that was only completed after he
left the scene?
The death of Vincent Foster:
Evidence of a cover-up An exhaustive examination of the case from What
Really Happened with many links.
America's Dreyfus Affair David Martin's six-part analysis into the
Foster death. Tony Blair's
Vince Foster? "The Prime Minister and his entourage were obsessive
observers of the Clinton years and Dr. [David] Kelly's death instantly reminded
them of the suicide of Vince Foster," London's Sunday Telegraph reported."
7-28-03 From our "A world gone mad" department
opens a high school for sodomites "The
city is opening a full-fledged high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgender students - the first of its kind in the nation.…" (Real News 24/7:
What next, schools for thieves, adulterers, blasphemers, rapists, murderers,
liars, swindlers, etc.?)
7-28-03 More from our "A world gone mad" department
fuel women politicians "Malcolm Whitehead, a Harley Street doctor, said
he had prescribed the hormone for a number of women who wanted to 'beef up'
their image in the macho world of politics.…His
extraordinary claim - recently published in the New Statesman magazine - was
greeted with disbelief in Westminster - but, then again, which female MP was
going to publicly admit to trying testosterone?"
techno-voting nightmare; digital vote corruption—first
California—the the 2004 Elections The author of this piece
suffers from the misperception that this is a Democrat vs. Republican issue,
which is failing to see the forest for the trees. True, one can find instances
where members of one or the other party has perpetrated vote fraud (a crime that
has existed as long as there have been elections), but above the Dems and GOP
there is a group of unelected manipulators calls the shots as to who will be
elected. Consider the now-defunct Voters News Service (VNC), which was shut down
in disgrace after being the target of a Congressional probe after the 2000
election. It was jointly owned by the five major television networks, which, in
turn, are owned by people from both parties. The VNC is just one proof of the
collusion at work on high. (The Council on Foreign Relations, Bilderberger group
and Trilateral Commission are three other bipartisan groups that work for
goals incompatible with interests of our Constitutional Republic. Real News
24/7 endorses the point made at the conclusion of this article, namely, that
very strict laws should be put in place to thwart vote fraud, even to making it
an act of treason.
betrayed pro-lifers again, but did they even notice? "Until pro-lifers
come to understand that at the national level neither the Republican nor the
Democratic party represents them and begin mustering their forces behind genuine
pro-life candidates from outside the establishment parties, there will be no end
to legal abortions." (Real News 24/7: Just a reminder that there's more
than one good reason to oppose George W.)
Amazing Stories of Condoleezza Rice "In the months before the
Iraq War, Rice repeatedly reassured the public that the U.S. was seeking a
peaceful resolution, and that war was not a foregone conclusion. However, it
now appears that at the same time she was saying this, she was telling senior
State Department officials that the decision to go to war had already been
made—well before diplomatic efforts to
diffuse the situation even began." (Real News 24/7: The author of this
piece doesn't adequately demonstrate the foreknowledge of using planes as
missiles: Rice said no one "could have predicted" that people wound fly an
airliner into a building, yet none of the sources cited to counter this
directly answers this. Here is
proof from our
archived May 2003 headlines that not only was this known as a potential
problem, but the National Reconnaissance Office had a crash simulation
scheduled for the morning of September 11, 2001!) Rice
admits "Iraq uranium hunt" blunder "Condoleezza
Rice, a leading hawk on the Iraq war who publicly pressed the case that Saddam
Hussein might soon develop a nuclear arsenal, is being singled out for blame
in the backlash over Iraq’s missing weapons of mass destruction."
It's rise and reckon time for
Rice "Either she missed or overlooked
numerous warnings from intelligence agencies seeking to put caveats on claims
about Iraq’s nuclear weapons programme, or she made public claims that she
knew to be false."
Trouble mounts for Bush as lethal Iraqi resistance claims more lives "[Y]esterday's
grenade attack which killed three US troops outside a children's hospital north
of Baghdad and injured four others has banished the hope that the death of
Saddam Hussein's two sons would halt the de facto guerrilla war against the
American forces occupying Iraq."
Scientist's death may
symbolize Blair regime "An 'abuse of power'
helped drive scientist David Kelly to his death, former cabinet minister Clare
Short said today. As law Lord Hutton prepared to begin his inquiry into the
circumstances surrounding Dr Kelly's apparent suicide, Short said that it was
vital to learn the truth not only about the death, but also about the
government's decision to go to war in Iraq."
censorship? "Three decades ago, as a POW in Hanoi, John McCain was the
captive of a hideous, violent regime devoted to constructing the Total State.
Today, as a Republican Senator from Arizona, McCain occasionally displays hints
of a worldview similar to that of his erstwhile captors. That mindset was on
display during McCain's performance in a July 8th hearing of the Senate Commerce
7-27-03 The real
scoop on Diebold The real Diebold story may have been so hot, that some
in US media and academia have co-opted the controversy and have masked it's full
scope. It's not the first time this tactic has been used. For the straight dope
on Diebold, go to the people who got the
America's Uday and
Qusay Conjuring Trick Latest White House lies reveal larger
hidden untruths Uday & Qusay Hussein Forged
Photos, Forensic Analysis "Think about this people, think about it
very hard. The only thing preventing the Administration from gleefully
parading Lieutenant General Abid Hamid Mahmud al Tikriti in front of the media
cameras, is the fact they never captured him at all. Now go search the
archives, and try to find media video footage taken after the 'arrest' of any
of the other 34 'wanted criminals' on the Deck of Cards that America claims to
have in custody. No media footage? What a surprise…"
Hussein photos don't end doubt "'Everyone here in our office, we
turned the TV on and said, "Boy it doesn't even look like them,"' said Martin
Manna, an Iraqi-American who lives in Bloomfield Hills and is director of the
Detroit-area Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce."
bulldoze Saddam sons' hideout after search Oops, there goes the
Hussein's heirs gone, hopes rise for end to attacks And here's a
motive for faking their deaths.
at an exhibition: bread, circuses, Uday and Qusay Okay, so we couldn't
find the WMDs we kept insisting Saddam had, but at least we got his boys! Now
are you satisfied?
on coup alert "Hours after the Philippines went on a coup alert, dozens
of armed men took over a major commercial centre in Manila's financial district
early Sunday, in what appeared to be part of a coup attempt, reported local
Bit by bit,
the real Dr. Kelly emerges from the shadows "His value was such that he
had been appointed a "special deputy chief scientific officer", a rarely used
civil service grade that allowed him to move in senior circles without having
administrative responsibilities. When it came to the contents of the dossier, in
short, David Kelly was certainly in a position to know what he was talking
CIA probe finds secret Pentagon group manipulated intelligence on Iraqi threat
"A half-dozen former CIA agents investigating prewar intelligence have found
that a secret Pentagon committee, set up by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
in October 2001, manipulated reams of intelligence information prepared by the
spy agency on the so-called Iraqi threat and then delivered it to top White
House officials who used it to win support for a war in Iraq." (Real News
24/7: Oh, so now they discover it, after more than 200 coalition
force soldiers and an estimated minimum of nearly 4000 Iraqis are dead and
billions of U.S. tax dollars wasted—all figures
which will continue to escalate as long as occupation troops remain in place.
Of course it remains to be seen what the outcome of this finding will be. Call
us cynical, but we don't expect anything to come of it: As usual, some sort of
excuse likely will be forthcoming and accepted after a little grumbling.)
Voting machine study divides Md. officials, experts
"For some in Maryland, the report yesterday by Johns Hopkins University
computer security experts that electronic voting machines could easily be
hacked into set off alarm bells. But for others, including the state officials
who recently signed a $55.6 million agreement to put the units in every voting
precinct by March, the report is one more example of 'technological
hysteria.'" (Real News 24/7: Hmm, technological hysteria; next
they'll call critics of the plan "paranoid" and, after that, "conspiracy
nuts." Anyway, they'll add, it's too late, since the money's been spent and
Maryland voters just "love" touch screen voting; so leave us alone.)
Electronic voting system is vulnerable to tampering "The software
believed to be at the heart of an electronic voting system being marketed for
use in elections across the nation has weaknesses that could easily allow
someone to cast multiple votes for one candidate, computer security
researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have determined."( Here's the
relevant press release from Baltimore's prestigious JHU, where the technical
director of its Information Security Institute headed the team that uncovered
these flaws. Also linked are pages that present the researchers' full report
(the supposed "hysteria"—read it and judge for
yourself) and the Institutes' webpage, which includes many valuable
7-25-03 Rachel Corrie
Marchers want Congressional investigation "An
activist group calling for a congressional investigation into the March 16 death
of Washington college student Rachel Corrie marched through the streets of New
Britain Wednesday." The
Maid and the Ogre "At the beginning of Zionist movement, its eugenic task was
expressed in a poem : ‘Mi dam umi eza Nakim lanu geza’—‘out of blood and sweat
we shall breed a new victorious and cruel race’, sang the Zionists. With murder
of Rachel Corrie the experiment came to its fruition. The ‘cruel race’ is not a
dream anymore, it is a new geopolitical reality." (Click "RETOUR" at top of
page to go to a page of Rachel Corrie links. Another victim of the Israeli
"He risked all for others": Tom Hurndall's mother remembers her son "On
Friday 11 April, my eldest son, a photojournalist, was shot in the head by an
Israeli soldier. He was trying to protect two young girls in the Israelis' line
of fire in Gaza. He is 21 and now lies in a coma, with severe brain damage."
7-25-03 Murkier and murkier
"Did Dr Kelly commit suicide because he could no longer tolerate the fact that
the government he worked for had lied in order to justify going to war? Or was
he murdered because he was about to expose the lies?"
Perle: Finding Iraqi WMDs
may take 200 years "We don't know where to look for them and we never
did know where to look for them," he admitted. (Real News 24/7: Of course
he says this now, four months after the invasion of Iraq is a fait
accompli. But, after all, what's wrong a "little white lie" to help a
friend, right Richard? Translation: Finding the Iraqi WMDs may take 200 years—or
does 9-11 inquiry scare Bush? 'The Bush administration has
never wanted an inquiry into the intelligence and law-enforcement failures that
led up to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and it is doing its best
to make sure we never get one. Even the tame commission of Washington insiders,
led by men of the president's own party, is now complaining that its work is
being hampered by foot-dragging from the Pentagon and Justice Department in
producing documents and witnesses, in an effort to run the clock out on it
before it can complete its work."
Big Brother in your shopping cart? "Pick up a Gillette product at the
store, and you could be photographed and tracked without your knowledge or
consent, says CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and
Numbering). The consumer group is asking for a complete explanation from
Gillette after finding evidence of a Gillette Mach3 retail store spy system."
voting is open to easy fraud, experts say
"The software that runs many high-tech voting machines contains serious
flaws that would allow voters to cast extra votes and permit poll workers to
alter ballots without being detected, computer security researchers said
[Andersen] improves vote fraud "Last year, while President Bush
marshaled U.S. forces for the invasion of Iraq, the patriots at the Department
of Defense awarded the contract for a new online voting system for the
military... to an offshore company. It gets worse.…"
Jim Condit Jr.:
Understanding the real "2000 election" scam "While international
mystery men are supplying our American county officials with secret and
unknowable codes to 'count' our votes, citizens are simultaneously barred by
public officials, backed by the police, from exercising ANY checks and
balances over the vote counting process on election day."
Touch-screen voting machines set for 2004 elections "The state's Board
of Public Works approved a $55.6 million contract for 11,000 new voting
machines last week, a move that will assure the state has one voting system
for next year's presidential election. Voters will cast their ballots
electronically by using touch-screen voting machines (see photo above)."
The case of the Diebold FTP
site "On Feb. 4, 2003, employees of Diebold Election Systems admitted
that they had been using an insecure FTP server to exchange and update some
part of Diebold's software.…This FTP
server was taken offline on Jan 29, and it is alleged to have contained files
with names like "rob-georgia.zip", large parts of GEMS (the Global Election
Management System), and unknown other software. Not surprisingly, this
disclosure fueled considerable speculation about some vast conspiracy
earnings pushed up by security sales "Diebold Inc., which makes
automated teller machines and security and voting equipment, reported
second-quarter earnings Wednesday of $41.3 million."
computer votefraud vs. honest elections Real News 24/7's
extensive collection of links exposing the electronic stealing of elections.
(There are some duplications here with the links in "Understanding the real
"2000 election" scam," cited above.)
Hans Blix vs. U.S.: "I was undermined" "For the first time since the
toppling of Saddam Hussein, Hans Blix, the chief UN weapons inspector,
confronted the Americans openly yesterday, accusing the Bush administration of
lacking credibility in its efforts to hunt down Iraq's banned weapons."
Poll shows many
Germans see U.S. behind 9-11 "Almost one in three Germans below the age
of 30 believes the U.S. government may have sponsored the September 11, 2001,
attacks on New York and Washington, according to a poll published on Wednesday."
martyrdom and MTV: Why special rights are especially wrong "Matthew
Shepard was murdered at age 21 by two savage thugs who singled him out because
he was gay. The crime was horrendous and the criminals were rightfully sentenced
to life in prison. But does this make Matthew Shepard a hero?"
7-24-03 Uses of
Propaganda interview "It's been said that what has happened with cable
television, in particular, Bill O'Reilly, Chris Matthews, and Fox in general, is
that Americans are now getting more opinion than news. O'Reilly does really tell
you the news. He's like the guy, as Joe Conason has said, who's drunk on a
barstool and is just telling you what his gripes are.…"
say banker was murdered "Prosecutors investigating the apparent 1982
suicide of Roberto Calvi, the Vatican-connected financier implicated in Italy's
biggest postwar banking scandal, have concluded he was murdered, reports said
Banco Ambrosiano and the Vatican Bank "Although this series of scandals
first came to light in the early 1980s the controversy is not over yet."
(Real News 24/7: A collection of links about the Calvi case, which was
reopened last year.) The
Murder of Pope John Paul I "We shall follow [David] Yallop [author of
In God's Name: An investigation into
the murder of Pope John Paul I] in his demonstration and learn
that Licio Gelli was the initiator and general organizer of the
crime, that Roberto Calvi
was his partner in the crime, a crime that was to cost him ever more dearly to
the point where he too had to be suicided." (Real News 24/7: The
author of these articles argues that John Paul I is a central figure in
prophecy. That speculation aside (of which the reader may be the judge), there
is much information of value here concerning Calvi, the secret society to which
he belonged and its shadowy machinations.)
Roberto Calvi bibliography
A list of numerous relevant books and articles, also containing a fascinating "social
network diagram" (not to be missed).
7-23-03 Bordering on
insanity "Bush Republicans and Clinton Democrats are united in
supporting immigration policies giving thugs and terrorists easy access into
Deaths unlikely to silence critics "The deaths of Saddam Hussein's sons
yesterday gave President Bush a break from mounting U.S. casualties and growing
doubts about his rationale for war but did not silence his critics or solve his
problems in Iraq."
400-21 to block media rule by FCC "House lawmakers voted Wednesday to
block a new regulation that would allow individual companies to buy up
television stations reaching nearly half the nation's viewers."
7-3-03 BBC says it
has tape of Kelly "The British Broadcasting Corporation has an audio
tape that could back up its disputed report on the Blair government's handling
of intelligence on Iraqi weapons, the broadcaster said Wednesday. The tape is a
recording of weapons adviser David Kelly expressing doubts about the way
intelligence was presented,…"
7-23-03 Joseph Farah on
The Passion Another rave
review for the Biblical epic and a recommendation for certain Jews to back off
on their sight-unseen criticisms.
who on the 9-11 Commission "The Council on Foreign Relations is well
represented on the Commission: four of its members (out of 8 Commissioners plus
the Chair and the Vice Chair) are members of the CFR including Thomas Kean, Lee
Hamilton, John F. Lehman and Jamie Gorelick."
7-22-03 Controversy continues to rage
concerning Mel Gibson's The Passion:
Opinions about upcoming movie range from bigotry disguised
as art to film masterpiece; significantly, the latter view comes from those
who have actually seen it Stirring
passions: Gibson's film about Jesus raises Jews' fears "Jewish
groups have also asked to view the film before it is released, but Gibson has
not obliged, though he has shown it to others, including a gathering of
evangelical Christian leaders." New Republic attacks
Mel Gibson "The smear campaign against Mel Gibson's "The Passion" by
people who haven't even seen the movie continues. Gibson's defenders, however,
refuse to be silenced." Michael Medved:
"Passion" elicits unfair conflict
members of the religious establishment in ancient Judea come across badly in
New Testament accounts, but beyond these villains, the new movie boasts a
Jewish hero (or Hero) -- not to mention many other sympathetic Judeans,
including Christ's disciples and mother." (Real News 24/7:
Significantly, Medved in Jewish,—as is Matt
Drudge, below—yet, to his credit, he is not reacting with the knee-jerk
reaction of the ADL and others who are overreacting about it. We do, however,
take exception to his claim—and here he does buy into the propaganda
fostered by the professional anti-anti-Semitics—that Christian beliefs caused
the persecution of Jews.)
Mel Gibson's Washington power play
"Yesterday when the lights came up, many in the audience
—who were required to sign a
confidentiality agreement before being admitted to the screening room—were
in tears. Some were sobbing, we hear."
Buchanan and Press Matt
Drudge, an invitee to the screening, shares his views on The Passion. (Note:
Please read the entire transcript, since the film is discussed at the
beginning, then mentioned again twice.)
Gibson's Film About Christ Still Stirring Passions "'If you made a
movie blaspheming Christ, you wouldn't hear a word,' said Louis Giovino,
spokesman for the Catholic League."
Actor-director Mel Gibson visits U.S. bishops' building "When signing
an autograph for Janet Kistler, who works in the bishops' Secretariat for
Pro-Life Activities, Gibson said, 'You're from Pro-Life? I've done my bit.'
Gibson, a Catholic, is the father of seven children."
7-22-03 Yet another bizarre twist
"The apparent suicide of Dr. David Kelly, a noted British scientist involved
in weapons analysis, is another bizarre turn in the trans-Atlantic events
surrounding President George W. Bush's claims about the seriousness of Iraqi
7-22-03 U.K. Torture
testimony "acceptable" "Malcolm Smart, director of the Medical
Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, criticized the government for
being party to torture, 'either directly or by proxy.'"
7-22-03 Bush the believer
"Is George Bush the Iraq war's 'useful idiot'? The phrase was coined by Vladimir
Lenin to refer to gullible communist sympathizers who swallowed whole the party
line. They believed what they were told, and what they were told was mostly
7-22-03 Congressman Ron Paul:
Greenspan punishes savers "The
real measure of inflation is the increase in the money supply. Chairman
Greenspan, through his relentless cutting of interest rates, has made it
possible for banks to flood the worldwide economy with dollars. In fact the
money supply, as measured by a figure economists call M3, has nearly doubled
Was Dr. David Kelly murdered?
"I will wait until the end of the week before judging —
many dark actors playing games."
—David Kelly concerning his testimony
Kelly's final hours did not indicate suicide "It is…important
to realize that while the evidence that has been released about the death is
consistent with suicide, it is also consistent with a murder made to
look like suicide (emphasis added)."
The Kelly suicide: Naming
the elephant "It was absurdly easy to murder Dr. David Kelly. His regular
habit of walking through the quiet fields to nearby Longworth Hill saw to
judge to decide scope of suicide investigation "The chairman of the
official British inquiry into the death of weapons expert David Kelly says he
himself will decide on the extent and scope of the probe, which will be held
mostly in public." (Real News 24/7: But is foul play within the
public enquiry into the Thames Valley police "We have left readers in
no doubt that we are certain that Thames Valley Police and its Authority are
polluted with Masons who are gravely corrupt. The integrity of the
Buckinghamshire coroner and of the medical profession is also called into
question." (Real News 24/7: This comes from the Victims Of Masonic
Ill-Treatment , a British website. We link it here solely because it opens the
possibility of corruption/cover-up by the people who are are handling the
Kelly case. This was written in 2000 and the chief constable has been
replaced, so even if the information and conclusions were accurate then, it
remains to be seen if they still apply and precisely how such a scenario
affects the investigation of Kelly's death. So its inclusion here should not
be taken as an unqualified endorsement.)
7-21-03 An impeachable
offense "It seems that the American president is revising history in
more ways than one these days. While attacking his opponents for “revisionist”
history, Mr. Bush has been forced to admit what many Americans have believed all
along: that the war in Iraq was more about freeing the Iraqi people than about
protecting Americans from lethal weapons." (Real News 24/7: While we
essentially agree with the writer here, it should be pointed out that Bush and
the current Congress are, by not observing the Constitution concerning a
declaration of war, only following the same )
7-21-03 Charley Reese:
President George W.
"President George W. Bush is more and more resembling Bill Clinton. He's just as
eager as Clinton was to avoid responsibility and accountability, and he's just
as fond of parsing the English language to confuse the issues."
Indictments ruled out in church probe "A state grand jury investigation
into the handling of clergy sexual abuse allegations by Cardinal Bernard F. Law
and his top subordinates in the Boston Archdiocese will not result in criminal
indictments, the spokeswoman for Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly said last
night." (Real News 24/7: Well, they got away with it, to no one's
surprise. Reprehensible, utterly reprehensible.)
Mystery death of anti-war student "The family of a British student who
died mysteriously after attending meetings organized by a rightwing political
group in Germany have called for a new investigation into his death." (Real
News 24/7: The "rightwing political group" is a European group connected to
Lyndon LaRouche. We regard the "former" Trotskyite with great suspicion, after
all, how many truly conservative organizations are to the left of Bill Clinton
in economic issues? A brief but informative analysis of the LaRouche phenomenon
is Joel Skousen's "Conservative
Hell in Zimbabwe
Mugabe threatens U.S., British descendants
"President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has warned Britain and the United States
that their descendants living in the country 'will be the first to die' if the
two countries launch an attack, a newspaper said today."
Mugabe grooms ruthless
successor "'Robert [Mugabe] is a bit like
Macbeth. He’s haunted by the number of people he has killed. He is terrified
of going on trial somewhere and being remembered not as a hero, but as a
monster,' the source said. 'He knows that Emmerson Mnangagwa is a safe pair of
hands because they’re as bloody as his own.'" (Real News 24/7: That's
ruthless as in "brutal," "inhuman," "monstrous," "devilish," etc. But
behind these adjectives there is a unspeakable reality.
Anatomy of Terror brings that reality
into nightmarish focus. This is the handiwork of Mugabe, Mnangagwa and their
cohorts. Be forewarned, these
photographs are not for the faint of heart. Not recommended for children under
Scientist who killed himself was source of report, BBC says "In another
[e-mail], sent to a reporter for The
New York Times, Judith
Miller, he discussed how his testimony had gone: "I will wait until the end of
the week before judging — many dark actors playing games."
7-20-03 War under
false pretense "It is becoming increasingly clear that the whole house
of cards that made the case for the war is falling down, from the alleged
nuclear purchases, to the elusive chemical and biological weapons stockpiles, to
the supposed ties between Iraq and al-Qaeda terrorists."
9-11 Report: Slamming the FBI "The
report, one congressional investigator said, 'is a scathing indictment of the
FBI as an agency that doesn’t have a clue about terrorism.'" (Real
News 24/7: Of course no mention of the Israeli connection. Here are some
links and the 60-page report of the Drug Enforcement Administration.)
State Governments Have $611 Billion of Your Tax Money That They Are Not Using
Dr. Kelly's "suicide" suspicious despite police claims
Weapons expert had slashed
wrist "A senior officer said a knife and a packet of painkillers had
been found close to where his body was discovered in woodland near his home in
Oxfordshire on Friday." (Real News 24/7: Yes, but did anyone check the
body for a needle mark? This well could have been a murder to warn
other scientists of the consequences of talking to the news media about off
Political storm over scientist's death Two days after the inquisition,
Kelly, visibly uncomfortable in the media spotlight, went missing. British
police said yesterday they had found a body matching his description. They
were not treating his death as suspicious. Kelly's family: "Events made
David's life intolerable" Dr.
Kelly declared dead "Just yesterday in an email to a friend he
expressed a desire to return to the job that meant so much to him. 'Hopefully
it will soon pass' he wrote 'and I can get to Baghdad and get on with the real
work.'" (Real News 24/7: Doesn't sound very suicidal, does it?)
Thirty-six lies that launched the war
27. "we know where they [the weapons] are. They're in the area around Tikrit
and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat."
Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld, interview on 30 March 2003
If Mr Rumsfeld knew where the weapons were, why haven't they been
7-19-03 Will U.N.
bail out Bush? To save his administration, Bush must now essentially
abandon the aggressive unilateralism that has dominated his foreign policy
since even before September 11, 2001; ask forgiveness from US allies who
refused to join his "coalition of the willing" in Iraq; and return to the
United Nations Security Council for a new resolution that will give the world
body control over the occupation.
pharmaceutical "business with disease" "
The pharmaceutical "business with
disease" There is an entire industry with an innate economic interest to
obstruct, suppress and discredit any information about the eradication of
diseases. The pharmaceutical industry makes over one trillion dollars from
selling drugs for ongoing diseases."
Scientist thought to be source of BBC report questioning WMDs dossier dies
WMD Scientist's Death Rocks British Government "British police
said they had found a body matching that of soft-spoken defense ministry
biologist David Kelly (left), a former U.N. weapons inspector, who had been
grilled in parliament over allegations the government hyped intelligence to
justify war." BBC: MoD
expert "unused to spotlight" "During a lecture he once said: 'When Iraq
invaded Kuwait in August 1990, little did I realize that Saddam Hussein would
dictate the next 10 years of my life.'" (Video of Dr. Kelly's evidence included
with this article.)
be "worried and sickened," said Liddle Former editor of the BBC's
Today program Rod Liddle: "Quite clearly there was a concerted effort to
root out whoever had the temerity to speak to a journalist, supposedly out of
turn. I'd also be interested to find out who decided in the end, or what
pressure was put on the [foreign affairs] select committee, to call back both
Andrew Gilligan and Dr Kelly for another cross examination." (Real News 24/7:
The spin in this article and elsewhere is that Dr. Kelly was so despondent that
he took his own life. Perhaps he was and perhaps he did, but before allowing
this death to be quietly put aside, questions should be asked, such as: Could
this be a homicide staged to look like a suicide? Did those who made "a
concerted effort to root him out," later decide they needed to "rub him out"?)
Tragic price of
contempt for a free press The political pressure to find a name - to
switch from an institutional assault on the BBC to the identification of a
single (and therefore more vulnerable) individual—was
Timeline: Dr. David Kelly
forgeries crudely done, newspaper reveals "Forged documents on which the
US, Britain and Australia allegedly based their case that Iraq was seeking
uranium from Niger were so crudely drafted that it is unlikely they would have
survived more than a few hours' - or minutes' - scrutiny by any specialist, it
Senate votes to ax
computer dragnet funds "The U.S. Senate voted
Thursday to cut off funding for a widely criticized computer-surveillance
program that would comb travel records, credit-card bills and other private
records to sniff out suspected terrorists."
declines to raise Israel's nuclear arms with Sharon "British Prime
Minister Tony Blair avoided raising any concern over Israel's illegal arsenal of
nuclear weapons during his meetings this week with Ariel Sharon in London, it
has been revealed in parliament."
e-mail system becomes less user-friendly Do you want to send a message
to the White House? Good luck.
Michael Ledeen and the neoconservative
movement : Why their continued influence imperils America's future
Rep. Ron Paul:
state terrorists Michael Ledeen, PNAC In this hard-hitting article,
Congressman Paul ennunciates seventeen views held in common by neocons. Among
They agree with Trotsky on permanent revolution, violent as well as
2. They are for redrawing the map of the Middle East and are willing to use
force to do so.
3. They believe in preemptive war to achieve desired ends.
4. They accept the notion that the ends justify the means, so that hard-ball
politics is a moral necessity.
5. They express no opposition to the welfare state.
6. They are not bashful about an American empire; instead they strongly
7. They believe lying is necessary for the state to survive.
demand "regime change" in Iran "Ledeen, as he wrote in his book
Machiavelli on Modern Leadership: Why Machiavelli's Iron Rules Are As Timely
and Important Today as Five Centuries Ago (New York: St. Martin's Press,
2000), is a believer in 'total war' through 'creative violence.' There is no
such thing as peace between nations, he maintains; peace is just an interlude
between wars." Michael Ledeen:
Dangerous confusion about Iran
"The war against terrorism was never limited to a single country or
strategy. We have defeated Saddam, now we must spread freedom to the heartland
of the terror masters in Iran. Now, please. Time's up." (Real News 24/7:
Emphasis added. Ledeen claims that he doesn't mean the use of military force,
but since he doesn't exclude it, has no qualms about using it, supports its
use in general in the "War on Terror" and uses rhetoric here very suggestive
of a possible invasion, it is not unreasonable to think that the above quote
may contain a veiled call to arms, if necessary. The next article
promotes the idea of the United States backing Iranian malcontents to bring
about the internal upheaval of that nation. Also, note the seventh neocon view
cited above by Ron Paul.) Michael Ledeen:
The Future of Iran: Armitage
might want to rethink that "democracy" line "In this confusion, the
mullahs are stalling for time. They believe that if they can ride the
whirlwind until next year, the president will forget foreign policy and devote
all his energies to his reelection. They also believe that they can bloody us
in Iraq, sending scores or even hundreds of body bags to American shores,
eventually sapping our will and sending us home.…
7-17-03 Kinsey's kooky
shrinks "Has the clergy sex-abuse and cover-up scandal made you angry?
Better save up some indignation for a more far-reaching scandal in other
professions: Psychiatrists and professors are lobbying to normalize and
decriminalize pedophilia (child rape and molestation)."
journalists over bogus story "Neil Grant, the series producer of
Fighting the War, said: 'Viewers need to be able to trust the editorial
integrity of a news report. People assume that what they see on the news is for
real. This sort of thing undermines the journalistic community of which we are
part.'" (RealNews 24/7: The incident described in this article is
nothing compared to the far more serious breeches of journalistic
integrity that involve the masking of political agendas behind the facade of
"investigative reports." Indeed, comparing the deception mentioned to the news
media's daily spinning of the news, is like comparing jaywalking to
assault and battery [and, sometimes, to something worse—character
assassination, as in the all-out smear of Senator Joseph
7-17-03 Larry Elder:
Cincinnati requires a
license to panhandle "[T]he Cincinnati panhandling application asks for:
Home? Apartment number? Phone number? Driver's license? Assuming a panhandler
possesses all these things, why panhandle? Oh, well, no doubt the enlightened
Cincinnati government will figure it out."
Microsoft admits flaw in
Windows software "Microsoft said the vulnerability could allow hackers
to seize control of a victim's Windows computer over the Internet, stealing
data, deleting files or eavesdropping on e-mails. The company urged customers to
immediately apply a free software repairing patch available from Microsoft's Web
Careful: The FB-eye might be
watching This is Marc Schultz holding up a souvenir he received from
his good friends at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Marc's a freelance
writer who will be attending graduate school this fall at the University of
Georgia. He works at a bookstore. Okay, not exactly a cloak-and-dagger
occupation, but then his buddies in the FBI had other things than work that
they were curious about. Marc writes amusingly of his close encounter with a
couple of spooks who grilled him about a printout
off of the Internet that he had been seen reading in public …the "wrong"
sort of thing. Wrong as in something from the independent,
questioning, un-controlled, not bought off news media. (Like what your
reading at this moment!) So check out Marc's story. It will give you an idea
of what to expect if you get cornered by the FBI and, at the end, provide you
with a link to Marc's "dangerous" reading material. Oh, yeah, and let this be
a warning to you: Be careful who you let see what you read or you, too,
could get a surprise visit from federal law enforcement agents.
More reasons for the United States to get out
of the United Nations
global gun control? "U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan
urged members to redouble efforts to curb small arms and light weapons. 'The
United Nations remains firmly committed to prevent, combat and eradicate the
illicit trade of small arms and light weapons in all its aspects,' he said." (Real
News 24/7 translation: "illicit trade of small arms and light weapons" = any
sales made without prior approval of the United Nations)
Global gun grab "The United Nations
'Report of the Group of Governmental Experts on Small Arms' issued on August
19th bitterly complains that 'there are wide differences among States [nations]
as regards which types of arms are permitted for civilian possession, and as
regards the circumstances under which they can legitimately be owned, carried
and used. Such wide variation in national laws raise difficulties for effective
regional or international coordination.'" (The twisted handgun sculpture on U.N.
grounds says it all!) United Nations
also wants arms control for countries "For several decades, pro-UN
propaganda has held that furnishing the world body with
enough power to
'enforce peace' would benefit mankind and forestall the possibility of future
wars. But there are some crucial questions that few consider: If the UN should
become all-powerful, who would be left to prevent it from establishing its own
brand of tyranny? If the UN were powerful enough to enforce peace, would it not
also be powerful enough to enforce the will of its leaders on all mankind?"
ball as vote to sever U.S. ties to the United Nations fails However,
they do get it right (barely) in refusing assistance to the U.N. (De) Population
Fund. Roll Call
on H.R. 1950 (To get the U.S. out of the U.N.) Please check the list and
commend or chide your Representative as is appropriate. Those who voted to end
U.N. involvement need to be encouraged not to give up the fight, while those who
didn't need to be educated on its dangers (true, some won't listen, but the
effort still should be made).
GOP sodomites hail White House access Just another reminder for those
suffering under the illusion that George W. Bush is committed to traditional
Christian values. How much proof is needed?
administration in Iraq allows Communist on national council "Promoting
communists, doubling the salaries of the low-paid and banning the death penalty
might not sound like the work of a US Republican administration, but then
welcome to topsy-turvy post-war Iraq."
Navy Captain, Other Officials
Call for Probe of Israel’s Attack on USS Liberty "Nearly every
former senior government and military official who has examined Israel’s 1967
attack on the USS Liberty agrees it was deliberate. Now, thanks to the
publication of Judge A. Jay Cristol’s book “The Liberty Incident: The 1967
Attack on a US Navy Spy Ship”, they are going public."
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