It’s frightening to see how easily Congress, the media, and the people accept many of the same arguments against Iran that were used to justify an invasion of Iraq.
08 April 2006
MOSCOW, April 3 (RIA Novosti) - The chief of Russia's General Staff said Monday he could neither confirm nor deny reports that Ukraine had sold 250 nuclear warheads to Iran.
So what exactly does this mean??
WASHINGTON - In his bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. John McCain is moving to the right.
The Arizona Republican, who failed to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, is the most visible Republican on television, outside the White House, and seems to never pass up an opportunity to appear on Sunday talk shows.
So let me get this straight: The US attacks Iran with Nuclear weapons because we "THINK" they may use Nukes one day? This is the way to peace and stability in the Middle East? Once again: Nuke the Nukes.. Does anyone in this Fucked up administration remember that we have over 150 Thousand of our Troops sitting in the middle of the Middle East right in the Mother Fucking Crosshairs???????
From John at Americablog
If Bush uses nukes against Iran, kiss every high-rise in America good-bye. Kiss our relationship with every country in the world good-bye. Not to mention, as Hersh notes, imagine the reaction from the world's 1.2 billion Muslims if we nuke their brothers. I'm not one to shy away from a confrontation, but going nuclear? And against a country that has decades of experience with international terror? Is he mad?
Here's the dilemma for the US. Iran cannot be allowed to have nukes. But George Bush cannot be allowed to be the man running the war against Iran - he's going to screw it up. Something has to give, and that give is Bush.
The only way to take on Iran responsibly - whether that means war or diplomacy or something else - is for Bush and his senior leadership to step down. America cannot afford this man as president any longer. He is, quite literally, going to get us all killed.
We cannot afford having George Bush think that America is in the business of launching pre-emptive nuclear wars.
Fun times ahead..
Clinton...Bush..., really all cut from the same mold..
The Truth About Lewis "Scooter" Libby's Statements to the Grand Jury Claiming the President Authorized a Leak of Classified Information:
Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald has now revealed in court filings bombshell information that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby told the grand jury investigating the leak of Valerie Plame-Wilson's covert CIA identity. According to Fitzgerald's filings, Libby said that he was authorized by the President and Vice President to leak classified information to New York Times reporter Judith Miller.
07 April 2006
He criticized US authorities for getting his name wrong and said he was not the person they sought. ''After four years of torture and rendition, you have the wrong person in the stand," Mohammad said. His torturers beat him and sliced his penis with a scalpel, according to the detainee's account.
This doesn't surprise me in the least. Why should I be??
AT&T provided National Security Agency eavesdroppers with full access to its customers' phone calls, and shunted its customers' internet traffic to data-mining equipment installed in a secret room in its San Francisco switching center, according to a former AT&T worker cooperating in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's lawsuit against the company.
Mark Klein, a retired AT&T communications technician, submitted an affidavit in support of the EFF's lawsuit this week. That class action lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francisco last January, alleges that AT&T violated federal and state laws by surreptitiously allowing the government to monitor phone and internet communications of AT&T customers without warrants.
Is the US Capitol building next?
flashback: US Capitol evacuated after mysterious electrical power outage on Monday
flashback: Electricity cut at World Trade Center on weekend before 9/11
flashback: Security level abruptly lowered at WTC days before attack ... Bomb-sniffing dogs suddenly withdrawn
This morning in Charlotte, a Bush PR event on the war on terror went off-script when a man named Harry Taylor took the microphone. Watch the video:
“‘I feel like despite your rhetoric, that compassion and common sense have been left far behind during your administration,’ Taylor said, standing in a balcony seat and looking down at Bush on stage. ‘And I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and grace to be ashamed of yourself.’”
Read below for the full exchange:
Q You never stop talking about freedom, and I appreciate that. But while I listen to you talk about freedom, I see you assert your right to tap my telephone, to arrest me and hold me without charges, to try to preclude me from breathing clean air and drinking clean water and eating safe food. If I were a woman, you’d like to restrict my opportunity to make a choice and decision about whether I can abort a pregnancy on my own behalf. You are –
THE PRESIDENT: I’m not your favorite guy. Go ahead. (Laughter and applause.) Go on, what’s your question?
Q Okay, I don’t have a question. What I wanted to say to you is that I — in my lifetime, I have never felt more ashamed of, nor more frightened by my leadership in Washington, including the presidency, by the Senate, and –
AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Booo!
THE PRESIDENT: No, wait a sec — let him speak.
Q And I would hope — I feel like despite your rhetoric, that compassion and common sense have been left far behind during your administration, and I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and the grace to be ashamed of yourself inside yourself. And I also want to say I really appreciate the courtesy of allowing me to speak what I’m saying to you right now. That is part of what this country is about.
THE PRESIDENT: It is, yes. (Applause.)
Q And I know that this doesn’t come welcome to most of the people in this room, but I do appreciate that.
THE PRESIDENT: Appreciate –
Q I don’t have a question, but I just wanted to make that comment to you.
THE PRESIDENT: I appreciate it, thank you. Let me –
Q Can I ask a question?
THE PRESIDENT: I’m going to start off with what you first said, if you don’t mind, you said that I tap your phones — I think that’s what you said. You tapped your phone — I tapped your phones. Yes. No, that’s right. Yes, no, let me finish.
I’d like to describe that decision I made about protecting this country. You can come to whatever conclusion you want. The conclusion is I’m not going to apologize for what I did on the terrorist surveillance program, and I’ll tell you why. We were accused in Washington, D.C. of not connecting the dots, that we didn’t do everything we could to protect you or others from the attack. And so I called in the people responsible for helping to protect the American people and the homeland. I said, is there anything more we could do.
And there — out of this national — NSA came the recommendation that it would make sense for us to listen to a call outside the country, inside the country from al Qaeda or suspected al Qaeda in order to have real-time information from which to possibly prevent an attack. I thought that made sense, so long as it was constitutional. Now, you may not agree with the constitutional assessment given to me by lawyers — and we’ve got plenty of them in Washington — but they made this assessment that it was constitutional for me to make that decision.
I then, sir, took that decision to members of the United States Congress from both political parties and briefed them on the decision that was made in order to protect the American people. And so members of both parties, both chambers, were fully aware of a program intended to know whether or not al Qaeda was calling in or calling out of the country. It seems like — to make sense, if we’re at war, we ought to be using tools necessary within the Constitution, on a very limited basis, a program that’s reviewed constantly to protect us.
Now, you and I have a different — of agreement on what is needed to be protected. But you said, would I apologize for that? The answer — answer is, absolutely not. (Applause.)
The rest of the event transcript is here.
06 April 2006
Iran chatter intensifies
U.S. Officials Are Mulling Iran Strikes, Experts SayPlans Stepped Up as Tehran Tests Weapons By MARC PERELMANApril 7, 2006
Key players in the Bush administration think a military confrontation with Iran is unavoidable, leading to stepped up military planning for such a prospect, according to several experts and recently departed senior government officials.
New Terror Targets: Liars, Clash Fans & 83-Year-Old Wheelchair Bound Women
New Terror Targets: Liars, Clash Fans & 83-Year-Old Wheelchair Bound WomenJust when you thought it couldn't get any worse
Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com April 6 2006
If you think that the time frame since 9/11 and the sanity of airport security coalesce to make traveling a little easier for us all then you're sorely mistaken. Further examples this week provide us more nightmare tales from the world of post September 11.
At Denver International Airport, the daughter of 83-year-old wheelchair bound breast cancer, broken hip from a fall and stroke victim Bernice "Bea" Bogart pushes her mother towards airport screening. Bogart is clearly wearing an orthopedic card telling security staff that she cannot stand up.
Daughter Sally Moon turns her back for a second to look back and faces the sight of TSA thug goons dragging her mother up out of the wheelchair. Moon fears another fall and instinctively reaches to support her mother.
"Don't touch her!" yells the Waffen SS officer, a woman in her mid-20's.
Moon attempts to calmly explain that her mother is under doctor's orders not to stand.
"You'd better change your attitude. Or do you want me to make it so you don't fly today?" snaps the thug.
The thug then tries to make Bogart lift her arms as Moon explains her mother can't due to having had treatment for breast cancer. The TSA goon threatens Moon again and orders her to the other side of the room. After further 'special' screening the two are finally allowed to board their flight.
What kind of sick little bitch gets off on putting an 83-year-old cripple through pain while screaming orders at a concerned daughter? What kind of stupid moron thinks that an 83-year-old cripple with dementia is a potential terrorist?
Probably the same kind of imbecile that reported Harraj Mann to the British airport police for listening to a Clash record in a taxi on the way to the airport. The weasel driver was so frightened by some of the lyrics that he took them as a rallying call for a terrorist attack. Mann was released after questioning but missed his flight.
Entering an airport these days is like walking the streets in the 3rd Reich. The oppressive atmosphere unnecessarily created by over-reaction and a total vacuum of common sense alone makes you feel guilty of something.
That's the society they are trying to create with the mass surveillance tracking and behavior regulation grid - guilty until proven innocent.
Now if you liked Boston Logan's brain scanners that detect and alert the authorities based on stress levels (after all, only terrorists get stressed in airports right?) then you're going to love this.
Russia, under the loving FSB (KGB) is introducing lie detector machines (pictured above) where, "passengers will pick up the handset of a "truth verifier" machine while they are asked questions."
Besides an argument about the fact that lie detectors are renowned for producing fraudulent results, just take a look at one of the questions asked.
"Have you ever lied to the authorities?"
Who the hell hasn't lied to authorities of one kind of another in their life? Does this mean that 100% will fail the interrogation and no one will fly? Little Hitler's like the one that roughed up the 83-year-old woman are salivating at the prospect of this coming to the US.
Don't forget that this is all a consequence of the world buying the ridiculous conspiracy theory that 19 retards with box cutters penetrated the most sophisticated air defense on the planet and pulled off crack fighter pilot moves to hit their targets on 9/11.
DrewSenior EditorGlobal News Matrix http://www.globalnewsmatrix.com/