Thursday, August 31, 2006

Olbermann blasts Rumsfeld's Fascist tactics, and comes to the defense of Americans and the democracy that we still hold sacred.

Excerpt of Olbermann's transcript:

"That about which Mr. Rumsfeld is confused… is simply this:

This is a Democracy. Still. Sometimes just barely. And as such,

all voices count — not just his.


Mr. Rumsfeld is also personally confused, morally or

intellectually, about his own standing in this matter. From Iraq to

Katrina, to the entire "Fog of Fear" which continues to enveloppe this

nation - he, Mr. Bush, Mr. Cheney, and their cronies, have - inadvertently

or intentionally - profited and benefited, both personally, and politically.

And yet he can stand up, in public, and question the morality and

the intellect of those of us who dare ask just for the receipt for the

Emporer’s New Clothes.

In what country was Mr. Rumsfeld raised?

As a child, of whose heroism did he read?

On what side of the battle for freedom did he dream one day

to fight?

With what country has he confused… the United States of



And about Mr. Rumsfeld’s other main assertion, that this country

faces a "new type of fascism."

As he was correct to remind us how a government that knew

everything could get everything wrong, so too was he right when he

said that — though probably not in the way he thought he meant it.

This country faces a new type of fascism - indeed."

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George Bush: "I have an epileptic reading list...the key for me is to keep expectations low"

If you'll notice, GW instinctfully senses that his answers are not very comforting, which is why in this video he'll suddenly stop, change direction, cut off the questioner, and gradually get more physically aggressive with his expressions when realizing his verbal approach is failing miserably.

Via TruthDig

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Breitweiser, whose husband perished in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, describes in searing, intimate detail the tragic events of that morning and the following days. As she suddenly morphed from wife into widow, her initial confusion was transformed into blind, futile rage. A few months later, she joined forces with several other 9/11 widows; fueled by anger and energized by a zealous sense of mission, these women were determined not only to survive but also to get to the bottom of what happened in order to "make sure someone is held responsible so that nobody else ever has to walk in our shoes." Breitweiser is also in the upcoming 9/11 documentary titled: 9/11: PRESS FOR TRUTH

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Jon Stewart dissects Bush's latest 'desperate soundbites'

David Edwards
Published: Wednesday August 23, 2006

Jon Stewart, the show's host, noted that there was something "peculiar" about President Bush's August 21st White House press conference. Bush was in Washington, DC, explained Stewart. President Bush is known for spending the month of August vacationing at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. "What could be so important as to lure our president from the spa like oasis that is Crawford, Texas?," asked Stewart.

The Daily Show takes the occasion to analyze Mr. Bush's press conference into a string of humorous clips and commentary. And having one of his favorite subjects as fodder, Jon Stewart enjoys delivering performance well-received by his audience. From Bush's foreign policy to the emotions reflected in speech to his tendency to restate obvious, the clip doesn't seem to miss an opportunity to lampoon the president.


Saturday, August 19, 2006

Just recently, the U.S. and Canada initiated a military war game exercise called: Vigilant Guardian (very similar to the vigilant guardian war game that was conducted during 9/11).

Then today, Iran initiated their own war game exercise

Mix this in with the mainstream media propaganda reports that an attack of some sort is likely to happen between Iran and Israel on August 22nd, and we have a recipe which could cook up a series of false flag terror attacks in the Middle East, the U.K, and the U.S./Canada.

This of course wouldn't be that big of surprise considering AJ issued an advance warning and a courageous call to action quickly ensued against these false flag terror attacks last week.

If these operations come to pass without an attack, then there will only be a temporary sigh of relief, because there are at least several other remaining military operations set up within the U.S. and abroad for the remainder of the year that could serve to facilitate the precursor to another 9/11 style false flag terror attack.

It would be wise to keep your heads on a swivel, and your sites set on the activities of this government and these military operations.


Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Criminal elements of the U.S. gov't to be staging terrorist attacks soon?

FOX News briefly reports on radio host Alex Jones' recent announcement on the air that he is foreseeing the possibility of criminal elements of the U.S. government staging terrorist attacks on American soil before the end of October, for various political reasons. More information is available in the video's description on YouTube.

via: 9/11 Blogger

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Sunday, August 13, 2006

US-Canadian exercise "Vigilant Guardian" Aug 17-26 (same exercise run on 9-11)
(FFN Editors note: These same "Vigilant Guardian" drills were being run on 9-11, which depleted the NORAD air defenses. More coming soon on these drills in August...)

From 9/11 Blogger:
Some 2,500 soldiers from across Ontario will be involved in what's called a "practise Full-Spectrum Operation" during EXERCISE VIGILANT GUARDIAN '06, to be held in Petawawa, ON from Saturday, August 19 to Sunday, August 27.

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Remember Alex Jones?
He's the guy who predicted the false flag terror attacks of September 11, 2001 in July of 2001.

Watch video here: ALEX JONES' FIRST WARNING July 25, 2001

Now, he's called for a major warning of another major false flag terror attack in the U.S. and a CALL TO ACTION for all American people to ACT NOW and urge as many people as you can to be aware of this U.S. sponsored false flag terror campaign.

Here's Alex Jones' latest warning, streaming youtube audio of Alex's warning just 3 days ago: ALEX JONES' SECOND WARNING August 10, 2006

Contact your government representatives, the newspapers/news networks, and radio stations and urge them to call for an IMMEDIATE END and INVESTIGATION into these false flag terror operations.
You can tell them about the upcoming U.S.-Canadian Vigilant Guardian War Game Exercise on August 17-26; it is the same exercise that was used on September 11, 2001 to deplete NORAD air defenses that day.
Read More on the Vigilant Guardian War Game Exercise 2006 here: Vigilant Guardian August 17-26.

Here's an MP3 of the full Alex Jones radio broadcast 8/10/06 to download and share:
Alex Jones Full Radio Broadcast from August 10, 2006 [MP3-30MB]

Seymour Hersh: U.S. involved in Israeli plans to invade Lebanon
RAW STORY Published: Sunday August 13, 2006

In an article for the New Yorker, renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh states that the Bush administration was closely involved in last month's invasion of Lebanon by Israel, RAW STORY has learned.

Hersh describes the administration's initial reaction to the invasion as "strangely passive," with George W. Bush saying on July 16, "It’s a moment of clarification" and Condoleezza Rice stating two days later that a ceasefire should wait until "the conditions are conducive."

Hersh's intelligence and diplomatic sources tell him that the reason for this hands-off reaction was that George Bush and Dick Cheney already knew about Israeli plans for a bombing campaign against Hezbollah's underground missile complexes and were convinced that it could both increase Israel's security and serve as a prelude to a American pre-emptive attack on Iran's nuclear installations.

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Friday, August 11, 2006

TIME: When terror imitates the soda commercial

RAW STORY Published: Friday August 11, 2006

An article at notes that a soft drink commercial that mockingly depicts airport security agents confiscating a passenger's soda just so they can drink it themselves can still be seen on cable televison, and, in light of recent events, even the "normally irony-aware people at The Daily Show" haven't tried "stopping" it, RAW STORY has found.

"Comedy writers are always fighting the last war," writes Joel Stein for "And people who book commercials on cable channels don't pay a lot of attention."
"PepsiCo, which owns Sierra Mist, says the commercial, which started airing in February, conveniently ended its official run on Sunday-three days before the foiling of the British terrorism plot was announced and 'liquid explosives' became a ubiquitous term," the article continues.

"But cable companies are scheduled to dribble out the spot ads until Tuesday, and neither Pepsi nor the normally irony-aware people at The Daily Show —which was still airing the commercial as of Thursday — are stopping them," writes Stein.


Bush seeks political gains from foiled plot
by Olivier Knox - Thu Aug 10, 2:53 PM ET

US President George W. Bush seized on a foiled London airline bomb plot to hammer unnamed critics he accused of having all but forgotten the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Weighed down by the unpopular war in Iraq, Bush and his aides have tried to shift the national political debate from that conflict to the broader and more popular global war on terrorism ahead of November 7 congressional elections.

The London conspiracy is "a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation," the president said on a day trip to Wisconsin.

"It is a mistake to believe there is no threat to the United States of America," he said. "We've taken a lot of measures to protect the American people. But obviously we still aren't completely safe."

His remarks came a day after the White House orchestrated an exceptionally aggressive campaign to tar opposition Democrats as weak on terrorism, knowing what Democrats didn't: News of the plot could soon break.

Vice President Dick Cheney and White House spokesman Tony Snow had argued that Democrats wanted to raise what Snow called "a white flag in the war on terror," citing as evidence the defeat of a three-term Democratic senator who backed the Iraq war in his effort to win renomination.
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Related News: Red Alert For Staged Government Terror Attack

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Lou Dobbs on CNN: We Need a Full Investigation into the 9/11 coverup

DOBBS: Incompetence and ineptitude on the part of this government on September 11th and in the weeks and months leading up to it are established. The fact that the government would permit deception after a deception, whether honestly, if you can call it that, honestly intended or not. But the fact that they were continue and perpetuate the lie, suggests that we need a full investigation of what is going on and what is demonstrably an incompetent and at worst deceitful federal government.


Source: 9/

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

UPDATE: As one might have expected, the article that jpost originally had published about the spy being an Israeli spy has been removed and replaced with another article claiming the contrary. It's a good thing I keep PDFs of everything. Here's the original article:

The problem is...He's an Israeli spy.
Now, the U.S. Government can't seem to decide whether he's an Israeli Spy or a Russian Spy
I wonder which presents a greater conflict of interest?

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Friday, August 04, 2006

Group of 9/11 widows 'question the veracity of the entire Commission’s report'
[via RAW STORY 08/04/2006]
Filed by Ron Brynaert

Four widows instrumental in getting Congress to push President Bush to create the 9/11 Independent Commission are insisting that it "failed in its duties" on the heels of two recent news reports which allege that some commissioners knew they were being "deceived" by NORAD officials, and the widows are now questioning "the veracity of the entire Commission’s report," RAW STORY has found.

In a statement released today by Patty Casazza, Monica Gabrielle, Mindy Kleinberg, and Lorie Van Auken - 1/3 of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission - the widows refer to the commission's mandate (Section 602 of Public Law 107-306).
Two of the five "purposes of the Commission" were to "ascertain, evaluate, and report on the evidence developed by all relevant governmental agencies regarding the facts and circumstances surrounding the attacks" and "make a full and complete accounting of the circumstances surrounding the attacks, and the extent of the United States' preparedness for, and immediate response to, the attacks."

"Recent stories in the Washington Post, the New York Times, as well as the release of the transcripts of the NORAD tapes in Vanity Fair, clearly show that the 9/11 Commission failed in its duties," says the widows' statement. Read Full Story

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The neocons' next war
By secretly providing NSA intelligence to Israel and undermining the hapless Condi Rice, hardliners in the Bush administration are trying to widen the Middle East conflict to Iran and Syria, not stop it.
[via salon and raw story Aug. 03, 2006]

By Sidney Blumenthal

The National Security Agency is providing signal intelligence to Israel to monitor whether Syria and Iran are supplying new armaments to Hezbollah as it fires hundreds of missiles into northern Israel, according to a national security official with direct knowledge of the operation. President Bush has approved the secret program.

Inside the administration, neoconservatives on Vice President Dick Cheney's national security staff and Elliott Abrams, the neoconservative senior director for the Near East on the National Security Council, are prime movers behind sharing NSA intelligence with Israel, and they have discussed Syrian and Iranian supply activities as a potential pretext for Israeli bombing of both countries, the source privy to conversations about the program says. (Intelligence, including that gathered by the NSA, has been provided to Israel in the past for various purposes.) The neoconservatives are described as enthusiastic about the possibility of using NSA intelligence as a lever to widen the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah and Israel and Hamas into a four-front war.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is said to have been "briefed" and to be "on board," but she is not a central actor in pushing the covert neoconservative scenario. Her "briefing" appears to be an aspect of an internal struggle to intimidate and marginalize her. Recently she has come under fire from prominent neoconservatives who oppose her support for diplomatic negotiations with Iran to prevent its development of nuclear weaponry.
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Portal of Origin: RAW STORY ARTICLE
Download salon article (Neocon's Next War) [PDF]

Finally, the 9/11 Press For Truth Documentary is being released and the site is now officially live. 9/11: Press For Truth

The 9/11 PRESS FOR TRUTH’ DVD will be available everywhere September 5th.
You can also Preorder the DVD through here

About the documentary:
Although independent investigations began within weeks of both Pearl Harbor and the Kennedy assassination, the same was not true of the attacks of September 11th. Most are unaware that formation of the 9/11 Commission was strongly opposed by many in Washington, including the Bush administration.

It was only due to pressure from the 9/11 families, led by a particular twelve calling themselves the Family Steering Committee, that, fourteen months after the attacks, the first hearing finally began. These twelve remained active in monitoring the Commission’s investigation, providing a list of hundreds of specific, well-researched questions to the Commissioners. In the end, the Final Report failed to answer seventy percent of them.

In ‘9/11 PRESS FOR TRUTH’, five of the most prominent members of the Family Steering Committee tell their story for the first time, providing the most powerful argument yet for why 9/11 still needs investigation.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

9/11 Panel Suspected Deception by Pentagon
[via The Washington Post August 2, 2006]

By Dan Eggen

Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate.

Suspicion of wrongdoing ran so deep that the 10-member commission, in a secret meeting at the end of its tenure in summer 2004, debated referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, according to several commission sources. Staff members and some commissioners thought that e-mails and other evidence provided enough probable cause to believe that military and aviation officials violated the law by making false statements to Congress and to the commission, hoping to hide the bungled response to the hijackings, these sources said.

In the end, the panel agreed to a compromise, turning over the allegations to the inspectors general for the Defense and Transportation departments, who can make criminal referrals if they believe they are warranted, officials said.

"We to this day don't know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us," said Thomas H. Kean, the former New Jersey Republican governor who led the commission. "It was just so far from the truth. . . . It's one of those loose ends that never got tied."
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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

[via AP NEWS Aug 1, 8:28 PM (ET)]

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Israel launched a major attack deep into Lebanon, and Hezbollah said its guerrillas were fighting Israeli commandos trapped inside a hospital in the eastern city of Baalbek early Wednesday.

The Israeli army would not comment on the operation in the ancient city, which was once a Syrian army headquarters some 80 miles north of Israel. The Web site of the Israeli daily Haaretz reported that "helicopters put down IDF (military) commandos near Baalbek," without adding details.

The ferocity of the battles in Baalbek and across southern Lebanon on Tuesday, the determination of the Israelis to keep fighting and the minimal diplomatic progress toward a cease-fire all indicate the 3-week-old war is more likely to escalate than end soon.
Hezbollah's chief spokesman, Hussein Rahal, told The Associated Press that Israeli troops landed near Dar al-Hikma Hospital and that fierce fighting was raging after more than one hour. Read Full Story
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Some Bush Sr. advisers 'deeply uneasy' with 'pro-Israeli tilt to the policies of the son'
[via RAWSTORY-NYT August 1, 2006]

Some advisers to the president's father are "deeply uneasy with the pro-Israeli tilt to the policies of the son," according to an article slated for the front page of Wednesday's New York Times, RAW STORY has found.

The paper reports that there is "a generational and philosophical divide between the Bushes" which "is creating friction between their camps."
"When they first met as United States president and Israeli prime minister, George W. Bush made clear to Ariel Sharon he would not follow in the footsteps of his father," writes Sheryl Gay Stolberg for the Times.

"The first President Bush had been tough on Israel, especially the housing settlements Sharon had helped develop," Stolberg continues. "But over tea in the Oval Office that day in March 2001 the new president charted a different course, going beyond the usual expression of support by pledging to use force to protect Israel."

"That embrace represents a generational and philosophical divide between the Bushes, one that is creating friction between their camps," writes Stolberg.

"As the president continues to defend Israel's bombing campaign against Hezbollah -- even after a devastating weekend attack that left dozens of Lebanese civilians dead and provoked international condemnation -- some advisers to the father are deeply uneasy with the pro-Israeli tilt to the policies of the son," Stolberg writes. Read Developing Story
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Experts: Not a single Army Combat team left ready to deploy
[via RAWSTORY August 1, 2006]

A group of national security experts formed by Democratic leadership has reported to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) that, "there is not a single non-deployed Army Brigade Combat Team in the United States that is ready to deploy," RAW STORY has learned.
"The bottom line," the group concludes in a letter to Democratic leadership, "is that our Army currently has no ready, strategic reserve."
"More than two-thirds of the Army National Guard's 34 brigades are not combat ready, mostly because of equipment shortages that will cost up to $21 billion to correct, the top National Guard general said Tuesday," the Associated Press reported today. Read The Letter
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Group identifies new flaws in Diebold evoting machines
[via RAW STORY - July 31, 2006]

GROUP: 'Vote counts can be changed with the flip of a a switch'

The Open Voting Foundation, a California-based nonprofit organization that works to promote the adoption of "open source" technology to the nation's voting machines, has announced it has found what it calls the "worst ever security flow found in Diebold RS voting machines."

The Foundation claims to have discovered a switch inside of the machine which, when flipped, can have the machine operate in "a completely different manner compared to the tested and certified version."

"Diebold has made the testing and certification process practically irrelevant," said the Foundation's President Alan Descert, in a statement obtained by RAW STORY. "If you have access to these machines and you want to rig an election, anything is possible with the Diebold TS -- and it could be done without leaving a trace. All you need is a screwdriver," he continued. Read Full Story