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9/11 Consequences

9/11 responder: Coburn ‘should be ashamed’ for blocking health bill

By David Edwards

The Senate passed a bill by unanimous consent Wednesday that will provide health care benefits to first responders and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Original report follows…

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) earned himself a visit from some 9/11 first responders after he threatened …

Who Do We Really Need to Fear, “Them” or Us?

TSA and America’s Zero Risk Culture

November 16, 2010
By Richard Forno

The lede on the DRUDGEREPORT most of Monday showed a Catholic nun being patted down at an airport security checkpoint, with the caption starkly declaring that

He’s right.

Ten years after 9/11, Americans …

Pentagon burns book and makes it a best-seller

October 1, 2010
By Michael Calderone

Publishers know that controversy fuels book sales. Apparently, so does burning them.

The Pentagon has only helped build buzz around “Operation Dark Heart,” a firsthand account of special operations in Afghanistan, by burning 9,500  copies — nearly all the first run. …

The Veil Is Lifted, The Gloves Are Off: the outrageous sentencing of Lynne Stewart

by Elaine Brower

The government had alleged that Lynne had facilitated communication between a man she was defending in court, fundamentalist Islamic cleric Omar Abdel Rahman, and people in Egypt. The judge in Lynne’s trial sentenced her to 28 months in prison. An appeal to the conviction and sentencing …

Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan?

Using the McChrystal Moment to Raise a Forbidden Question

David Ray Griffin

There are many questions to ask about the war in Afghanistan. One that has been widely asked is whether it will turn out to be “Obama’s Vietnam.”1 This question implies another: Is this war winnable, or …

Federal judge calls Guantánamo inmate’s detention ‘unlawful’

June 10, 2010
By Michael Doyle
McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has forcefully put Yemeni citizen Mohammed Mohammed Hassan Odaini on the path to freedom after eight years of incarceration at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

In a 36-page opinion formally released Thursday, U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr. …

Pentagon Manhunt; Ellsberg, ‘Assange is in Some Danger’

by Philip Shenon
June 10, 2010
The Daily Beast – Blogs & Stories

Anxious that Wikileaks may be on the verge of publishing a batch of secret State Department cables, investigators are desperately searching for founder Julian Assange. Philip Shenon reports. Plus, Daniel Ellsberg tells The Daily Beast: “Assange

‘Continuity of Government’ Planning: War, Terror and the Supplanting of the U.S. Constitution

Photo of Oliver North at the Iran-Contra Hearings

by Peter Dale Scott
The Asia-Pacific Journal
, 21-2-10

Editor’s Note:
These remarks were presented by Dr. Scott at the Understanding Deep Politics conference, held May 14-16 in Santa Cruz, CA.


In July 1987, during the Iran-Contra Hearings grilling of Oliver North, the American public got a glimpse …

U.S. Approves Targeted Killing of American Cleric

By Scott Shane
April 6, 2010

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has taken the extraordinary step of authorizing the targeted killing of an American citizen, the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is believed to have shifted from encouraging attacks on the United States to directly participating in them, …