Monday, December 8 2008 - 9/11 Consequences
Bush Regime Declares Itself Above the Law
By Paul Craig Roberts
The US government does not have a monopoly on hypocrisy, but no other government can match the hypocrisy of the US government.
It is now well documented and known all over the world that the US government tortured detainees at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo and that the US government has had people kidnaped and "rendentioned," that is, transported to third world countries, such as Egypt, to be tortured.
Also documented and well known is the fact that the US Department of Justice provided written memos justifying the torture of detainees. One torture advocate who wrote the DOJ memos that gave the green light to the Bush regime's use of torture is John Yoo, a Vietnamese immigrant who somehow secured a US Justice Department appointment and a tenured professorship at the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. John Yoo is the best case against immigration that I know.
Members of Berkeley's city council believe that Yoo should be charged with war crimes. The US government has charged lesser offenders than Yoo with war crimes. Yoo helped the DOJ achieve the Bush regime's goal of finding a way around the torture prohibitions of both US statutory law and the Geneva Conventions.
Sunday, December 7 2008 - 9/11 Consequences
Afghanistan, Another Untold Story
by Michael Parenti
Barack Obama is on record as advocating a military escalation in Afghanistan. Before sinking any deeper into that quagmire, we might do well to learn something about recent Afghan history and the role played by the United States.
Less than a month after the 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, US leaders began an all-out aerial assault upon Afghanistan, the country purportedly harboring Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorist organization. More than twenty years earlier, in 1980, the United States intervened to stop a Soviet "invasion" of that country. Even some leading progressive writers, who normally take a more critical view of US policy abroad, treated the US intervention against the Soviet-supported government as "a good thing." The actual story is not such a good thing.
Some Real History ...
Sunday, December 7 2008 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
WeAreChangeLA questions LAPD Chief William Bratton about Bin Laden, Black Ops and Israeli Intelligence
On October 27, 2008, WeAreChangeLA's Jeremy Rothe-Kushel was on hand to cover an event with William Bratton, the Chief of the LAPD. Bratton was at a Townhall LA event at the Omni Hotel in Downtown LA to give a talk entitled "Crime and Your Bottom Line." Although Bratton was there to focus on the future of the LAPD in relationship to development and crime-prevention, there was still a media buzz humming about an article Bratton had penned a week earlier with 'terrorism expert' R.P. Eddy in the NY Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2008/10/21/2008-10-21_osama_bin_lade...
Sunday, December 7 2008 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Interview With 9/11 Construction Worker Michael Barrett on First Responder Health
December 6, 2008
Michael Barrett, 9/11 First Responder, details his work during the Ground Zero recovery effort and the subsequent health complications resultant from his service.
Sunday, December 7 2008 - Editorials
9/11: 'the new Pearl Harbor'
December 07, 2008 6:00 AM
By William R. Woodward
On Dec. 7, 1941, our country was attacked by Japan. What do our children know of the economic and political reasons for this tragic event?
Robert Stinnet's book "Day of Deceit. The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor" reveals that Franklin Roosevelt not only let the attack on Pearl Harbor happen, but provoked it over a period of 14 months. At the time, the public was only 17 percent in favor of intervention against Germany. Roosevelt secretly had an eight-point plan drawn up to lure Japan into an act of war. The fleet was left exposed, and Japan's oil supplies were cut off. Roosevelt even conspired to prevent the available intelligence from reaching the admiral in charge. In historical hindsight, it turns out to have been a PsyOp, a psychological operation to turn the public into support of a World War against the Axis powers Germany, Japan, and Italy. Two days after Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Congress declared war.
Wednesday, December 3 2008 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Professor Anthony J. Hall guest on 'UNBOUGHT and UNBOSSED' radio show--12/3/08
Tune into Canada's 9/11 truth radio tonight and every Wednesday night, broadcast
Tonight UNBOUGHT and UNBOSSED radio show with host Raymond Geisler welcomes Anthony J. Hall, founding coordinator of Globalization Studies at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Anthony was guest speaker at the "Edmonton Questions 911" Convention and Film, September 6, 2008.
He released his paper titled "The Lies and Crimes of 911: A Canadian View of the War on Terror's Origins"
Wednesday, December 3 2008 - Other Important News
The Government's Argument for Deploying Troops in the U.S. is Ridiculous - Even On Its Own Terms
December 2, 2008
And everyone understands that staging troops within the U.S. to "help out with civil unrest and crowd control" increases the danger of overt martial law.
But no one is asking an obvious question: Does the government's own excuse for deploying the troops make any sense?
Tuesday, December 2 2008 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Daniel Hopsicker on Radio, 'Suitcase-Gate Scandal' -- 12/2/08
Daniel Hopsicker guests on John Loftus' radio show tonight between 11-12pm EST, and reveals new details about the international intrigue surrounding the Suitcase-Gate Scandal. What's "Suitcase-Gate Scandal," you ask? Read the whole story at Mad Cow Morning News, with two recent updates!
You can listen at http://www.talklinecommunications.com
Many of our readers will recall Daniel Hopsicker's excellent presentation at the New England 9/11 Truth Symposium, held in May 2008. Video follows.
Tuesday, December 2 2008 - In the Media
Transparency and Secret Sessions: A Tale of Two Terror Attacks
Our point, exactly! Imagine what will happen the day 9/11 is finally prosecuted as a crime ... like Mumbai, and Madrid ... we could actually end the "war on terror," and prosecute the criminals, rather than torture hidden, unnamed people in secret prisons around the world.
By Dave Lindorff
Before the odor of burned gunpowder has left the air of the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, the US is lecturing India not to go off half-cocked and attack Pakistan, simply because all of the attackers in the terrorist assaults in that city arrived by boat, apparently from neighboring Pakistan. US officials, including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, are calling on India to engage in a "transparent" and "thorough" investigation into the attacks to establish who was responsible.
How different this is from the American government's response to the 9-11 attacks in the US!
Instead of a "transparent" investigation, we got secret sessions of the Congressional intelligence committees, closed-door interviews of key officials, including President Bush and Vice President Cheney by the 9-11 Commission, and of course the secret round of thousands of mostly Islamic people living in the US, many of whom were held of months incommunicado and without charge, some of whom were subjected to torture, and many other of whom were deported to likely arrest, torture and even death.
Tuesday, December 2 2008 - Get Involved
$7,760,000,000,000? - Democracy Alert
. . . $7.76 Trillion . . .
That is what Bloomberg reports has been committed on behalf of the American taxpayer to bailout America's finance system.
Tuesday, December 2 2008 - Other Important News
Pentagon plans to station 20,000 troops for 'domestic security'
Note to the people who say we should just "get over" 9/11 ... even the Pentagon acknowledges that we could not have gotten to the point of militarization we now see without the events of 9/11 and subsequent fear-mongering:
December 1, 2008
The US Department of Defense plans to deploy 20,000 troops nationwide by 2011 to help state and local officials respond to terror or nuclear attacks and emergencies, The Washington Post said Monday.
Citing Pentagon officials, the newspaper said the plan calls for three rapid-reaction forces.
The first 4,700-strong unit, built around an active-duty combat brigade, is based at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and is already available for deployment, according to General Victor Renuart, commander of the US Northern Command, it said.
Two additional groups will later join nearly 80 smaller National Guard and reserve units made up of about 6,000 troops to support local and state authorities nationwide, The Post said.
Monday, December 1 2008 - Other Important News
America's Child Soldiers: US Military Recruiting Children to Serve in the Armed Forces
November 29, 2008
In violation of its pledge to the United Nations not to recruit children into the military, the Pentagon "regularly target(s) children under 17," the American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) says.
The Pentagon "heavily recruits on high school campuses, targeting students for recruitment as early as possible and generally without limits on the age of students they contact," the ACLU states in a 46-page report titled "Soldiers of Misfortune."
This is in violation of the U.S. Senate's 2002 ratification of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Monday, December 1 2008 - 9/11 Consequences
US prepares for 'continuity of government', Bruce Fein
December 1, 2008
Reporting by Zaa Nkweta
Bruce Fein: Army to deal with potential domestic "civil unrest and crowd control"
The US federal government has made strong preparations for "continuity of government" in the event of a national catastrophe. A full army brigade is now on active duty within domestic borders, and the Bush administration has issued a directive which allows the president to coordinate all three branches of the federal government in such an event. The Real News spoke to Bruce Fein.
Sunday, November 30 2008 - Fear Factors
Conspiracies and Confabulation: Tales from two Naomis
November 29, 2008
by Kevin Ryan
Learning about self-deception is important for all people today. That's because many of our problems, both as individuals and as a society, are rooted in self-deception, and many of the ways in which others abuse us relate to our inherent tendency to self-deceive. We can overcome these problems, and have a decent chance at long-term survival as a species, only if we learn about such limitations, and strive to control them. One great way to rapidly learn about self-deception, and other forms of deception, is to learn about the events of September 11th.
It's easy to see widespread self-deception with regard to 9/11. For one thing, most people don't know the actual official story, given by the 9/11 Commission and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This is despite the fact that everyone, at least in the US, has invested essentially their entire future in that story, whether they know it or not.
Saturday, November 29 2008 - Get Involved
Updated 11/30: GO VOTE NOW -- Change.org -- Initiatives to (Hopefully) Guide Obama
UPDATE 11/30/08: After this initiative received more than 600 votes, and had become #1 of any idea listed at change.org, the authorities there removed it, and sent the following email:
We wanted to send you a note about an idea you recently voted on in the Ideas for Change in America competition titled "Conduct a new, independent investigation into the attacks of September 11, 2001"
We support calls for truth and transparency in our government on every subject and welcome you to directly petition the new administration about this matter, which you can do at http://change.gov/page/s/ofthepeople. However, this is unfortunately outside the scope of the Ideas for Change in America project, which aims to offer specific policy solutions rather than investigations into past government action. As such, it is not eligible to enter the second round of the competition. (Continues below...)
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