Friday, December 30, 2011

William Blum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Books by William Blum to be read:

William Blum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Senators Question Halliburton Executive About Dealings in Iran - New York Times

Senators Question Halliburton Executive About Dealings in Iran - New York Times:

"From 1995 to 2000, Vice President Dick Cheney was Halliburton’s chairman; at the time he spoke out against sanctions on Iran.... Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat who has helped lead the investigation into the company’s work in Iran, said Halliburton effectively financed terrorism by doing business there." -- NY Times, May 1, 2007

Friday, December 23, 2011

Grappling With Ron Paul's Racist Newsletters - Conor Friedersdorf - Politics - The Atlantic

Grappling With Ron Paul's Racist Newsletters - Conor Friedersdorf - Politics - The Atlantic:

"How can you vote for someone who wages an undeclared drone war that kills scores of Pakistani children? Or someone who righteously insisted that indefinite detention is an illegitimate transgression against our civilizational values, and proceeded to support that very practice once he was elected?"

"The racist newsletters should in fact be part of the calculus.
So should the uncomfortable fact that bygone complicity in racist newsletters doesn't necessarily make Paul the candidate most complicit in human depravity (sad as that is)...."

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Debt-Free United States Notes Were Once Issued Under JFK And The U.S. Government Still Has The Power To Issue Debt-Free Money

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good makes the bill good." Thomas Edison

Debt-Free United States Notes Were Once Issued Under JFK And The U.S. Government Still Has The Power To Issue Debt-Free Money

General of all American Intelligence: 911 was a fraud! - YouTube

Major General Albert "Bert" N. Stubblebine III, head of all intelligence, regarding 9/11:

General of all American Intelligence: 911 was a fraud! - YouTube

Paul Craig Roberts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Of the 9/11 Commission Report he wrote in 2006, "One would think that if the report could stand analysis, there would not be a taboo against calling attention to the inadequacy of its explanations." (see Criticisms of the 9/11 Commission Report). He has reported what he says are findings by experts that conclude there is a large energy deficit in the official account of the collapse of the three WTC buildings, and says that this deficit remains unexplained.
Roberts comments on the "scientific impossibility" of the official explanation for the events on 9/11 and says those engineers and physicists who accept this theory are wrong. On August 18, 2006, he wrote:
I will begin by stating what we know to be a solid incontrovertible scientific fact. We know that it is strictly impossible for any building, much less steel columned buildings, to “pancake” at free fall speed. Therefore, it is a non-controversial fact that the official explanation of the collapse of the WTC buildings is false... Since the damning incontrovertible fact has not been investigated, speculation and “conspiracy theories” have filled the void.[13]
On the (back) cover of Debunking 9/11 Debunking (2007) he is quoted:
Professor Griffin is the nemesis of the 9/11 cover-up. This new book destroys the credibility of the NIST and Popular Mechanics reports and annihilates his critics.Book Cover Quote
Roberts adding that the so-called neoconservatives intended to use a renewal of the fight against terrorism to rally the American people around the fading Republican Party. "The administration figures themselves and prominent Republican propagandists ... are preparing us for another 9/11 event or series of events," he said. "You have to count on the fact that if al Qaeda is not going to do it, it is going to be orchestrated."

Paul Craig Roberts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Robert Scheer: How Little We Know About the Origins of 9/11 - Robert Scheer's Columns - Truthdig

Robert Scheer: How Little We Know About the Origins of 9/11 - Robert Scheer's Columns - Truthdig: For a decade, the main questions about 9/11 have gone unanswered while the alleged perpetrators who survived the attacks have never been publicly cross-examined as to their methods and motives. It is not conspiratorial but rather obviously plausible to suggest that they have been kept out of sight because legal due process, constitutionally guaranteed to even the most heinous of criminals, might provide information that our government would find embarrassing.

What We Dont Know About 9 11 | What We Don't Know About 9/11 Hurts Us - Los Angeles Times

What We Dont Know About 9 11 | What We Don't Know About 9/11 Hurts Us - Los Angeles Times: what we do know calls into question our government's explanation that a diabolical international terrorist conspiracy exploited our liberal, naive society.

Robert Scheer: How Little We Know About the Origins of 9/11 - Robert Scheer's Columns - Truthdig

Robert Scheer: How Little We Know About the Origins of 9/11 - Robert Scheer's Columns - Truthdig:

"For a decade, the main questions about 9/11 have gone unanswered while the alleged perpetrators who survived the attacks have never been publicly cross-examined as to their methods and motives. It is not conspiratorial but rather obviously plausible to suggest that they have been kept out of sight because legal due process, constitutionally guaranteed to even the most heinous of criminals, might provide information that our government would find embarrassing."

Whitewash as public service: How The 9/11 Commission Report defrauds the nation—By Benjamin DeMott (Harper's Magazine)

Whitewash as public service: How The 9/11 Commission Report defrauds the nation—By Benjamin DeMott (Harper's Magazine):

"This document—already elevated to iconic status—qualifies, as I said at the start, as a weapon in a major domestic conflict: the war on incisive, sometimes rudely disruptive critical thought—thought that distinguishes the democratic citizen from the idolatrous fool, the sucker, the clueless consumer, the ad person's delight."

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bob Graham - What I Knew Before the Invasion

Bob Graham - What I Knew Before the Invasion: I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth -- or even had an interest in knowing the truth.

On Oct. 11, I voted no on the resolution to give the president authority to go to war against Iraq.

President Obama Richly Deserves to Be Dumped | Common Dreams

President Obama Richly Deserves to Be Dumped | Common Dreams

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

President’s Detention Plan Tests American Legal Tradition - NYTimes.com

President’s Detention Plan Tests American Legal Tradition - NYTimes.com

Civil liberties lawyers ... say Mr. Obama has not made the case persuasively that there is a worrisome category of detainees who are too dangerous to release but who cannot be convicted. The reason to have a criminal justice system at all, they say, is to trust it to decide who is guilty and who is not.

“If they cannot be convicted, then you release them,” said Jameel Jaffer, a lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union. “That’s what it means to have a justice system.”

US Military Drill in Israel and Saudi Arabia - Middle East - News - Israel National News

US Military Drill in Israel and Saudi Arabia - Middle East - News - Israel National News

The American, Saudi and Israel armies are on high alert following last week’s American accusations that Iran plotted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington.

Obama's new executive order on Guantanamo - Guantanamo - Salon.com

Obama's new executive order on Guantanamo - Guantanamo - Salon.com

The most harmful aspect of the Obama legacy is that he has converted what were once controversial right-wing Bush policies into unchallenged bipartisan consensus, to endure indefinitely and without any opposition from either party.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mort Sahl interview - Argo, April 1968

Mort Sahl interview - Argo, April 1968:

"We have to decide. Once the neo-fascists became bold enough to slay the President on the street, they showed their hand. They showed how arrogant they had become. Now it's a question of symptom. That crime was a national symptom. If we can turn our back on that, we will pay a terrible price. That will be the end of this democracy."

Monday, October 31, 2011

Efforts by C.I.A. Fail in Somalia, Officials Charge - New York Times

Efforts by C.I.A. Fail in Somalia, Officials Charge - New York Times

From 2006

The CIA's Secret Sites in Somalia | The Nation

The CIA's Secret Sites in Somalia | The Nation

Brent Mickum: The Bush administration's false claim that Abu Zubaydah was a top al-Qaida official has led to his imprisonment and torture | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Brent Mickum: The Bush administration's false claim that Abu Zubaydah was a top al-Qaida official has led to his imprisonment and torture | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk:

"Suffice it to say that given Zayn's treatment, it is not surprising that the videotapes of his torture were destroyed. Just recently, the government revealed that 90 of the 92 videotapes that the CIA destroyed related to our client."

The unPATRIOTic Act & COINTELPRO 2.0 - YouTube

The unPATRIOTic Act & COINTELPRO 2.0 - YouTube

The FBI and the CIA are out of control.

Department of Justice Balks at Turning Over Guantanamo Detainee's "Power-of-Attorney" Document to His Lawyers | Truthout

Department of Justice Balks at Turning Over Guantanamo Detainee's "Power-of-Attorney" Document to His Lawyers | Truthout:

Zubaydah's legal team filed a lawsuit against Lithuania with the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the leading human rights tribunal in the world, over the country's failure to reopen an investigation into its role in Zubaydah's rendition to a CIA black site prison in Lithuania and the torture he was subjected to there in 2005.

But the DOJ on Wednesday told Zubaydah's lawyers they would not declassify and turn over to them a power-of-attorney form Zubaydah signed earlier this year authorizing his legal team to file the lawsuit against Lithuania on his behalf.

Interights said, "due to a communication ban imposed by the CIA, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Defense that prevents him from publicizing the facts in his case," Zubaydah cannot "defend himself publicly."

Zubaydah was captured, along with 51 other alleged terrorists, during an early morning raid of a safehouse in Pakistan on March 28, 2002, in an operation conducted jointly by the CIA, FBI and Pakistani intelligence. The Bush administration said publicly after Zubaydah was apprehended that he was the No. 2 person in al-Qaeda, was involved in every major terrorist operation planned by al-Qaeda and was one of the planners of the 9/11 attacks.

A legal memo prepared by Justice Department attorneys Jay Bybee and John Yoo in August 2002, which authorized the CIA to use brutal torture techniques on Zubaydah, said because the Palestinian was "one of the highest ranking members of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization," torturing him was necessary to thwart pending attacks against US interests, which the CIA claimed Zubaydah knew about.

But in a stunning admission last year first reported by Truthout, the DOJ backed away from nearly every major claim the Bush administration made about Zubaydah, including his membership in al-Qaeda and his role in 9/11 and other terrorist attacks, stating in a court filing in response to a discovery motion filed by Zubaydah's attorneys in his habeas case that their "understanding of [Zubaydah's] role in terrorist activities has ... evolved with further investigation."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Daniel Ellsberg, Sibel Edmonds, and 9/11: skeptical research notes

Daniel Ellsberg, Sibel Edmonds, and 9/11: skeptical research notes

2011 October | JoeQuinn.net

Qaddafi

2011 October | JoeQuinn.net

Media Manipulation of 9/11 Truth |

Media Manipulation of 9/11 Truth |

When contemplating war, beware of babies in incubators / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com

Hill & Knowlton immediately faxed details of her speech to newsrooms across the country, according to CBC's Fifth Estate's documentary. The effect was electric. The babies in incubator stories became a lead item in newspapers, and on radio and TV all over the US.

It is interesting that no one – not the congressmen in the hearing, or any journalist present – bothered to find out the identity of the young woman. She was the daughter of Kuwait's ambassador to the United States, and actually hadn't seen the "atrocities" she described take place. (When later confronted with the lack of evidence for her claims, the young woman said that she hadn't been in the hospital herself, but that a friend who had been there had told her about it. )

Similar unsubstantiated stories appeared at the UN a few weeks later, where a team of "witnesses," coached by Hill & Knowlton, gave "testimony" (although no oath was ever taken) about atrocities in Iraq. It was later learned that the seven witnesses used false names and even identities in one case. In an unprecedented move, the US was allowed to present a video created by Hill & Knowlton to the entire security council.
When contemplating war, beware of babies in incubators / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com

Post 9/11: A Compliant Press

Bill Moyers on how 9/11 subdued the press. As Moyers says here, the White House could not have led us into such a disastrous war without "a compliant press willing to pass on their propaganda as news and cheer them on." "It's our job to report the news, not fabricate it; that's the government's job." V for Vendetta

The real first casualty of war

The real first casualty of war: Censorship by journalism is virulent in Britain and the US - and it means the difference between life and death for people in faraway countries.

During the 1970s, I filmed secretly in Czechoslovakia, then a Stalinist dictatorship. The dissident novelist Zdenek Urb�nek told me, "In one respect, we are more fortunate than you in the west. We believe nothing of what we read in the newspapers and watch on television, nothing of the official truth. Unlike you, we have learned to read between the lines, because real truth is always subversive."

This acute scepticism, this skill of reading between the lines, is urgently needed in supposedly free societies today. Take the reporting of state-sponsored war. The oldest clich�is that truth is the first casualty of war. I disagree. Journalism is the first casualty. Not only that: it has become a weapon of war, a virulent censorship that goes unrecognised in the United States, Britain and other democracies; censorship by omission, whose power is such that, in war, it can mean the difference between life and death for people in faraway countries, such as Iraq.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Occupiers must face the fringe | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/21/2011

Occupiers must face the fringe | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/21/2011
Parenti essay

http://www.questionsquestions.net/documents2/conspiracyphobia.html

CBC: conspiracy theorists are mentally ill and not to be trusted | Vancouver, Canada | Straight.com

CBC: conspiracy theorists are mentally ill and not to be trusted | Vancouver, Canada | Straight.com

Jon Gold's Official 9/11 Justice Start Up Kit | 911 Truth News

Jon Gold's Official 9/11 Justice Start Up Kit | 911 Truth News

The Facts Speak For Themselves | 911 Truth News

The Facts Speak For Themselves | 911 Truth News

CBC: conspiracy theorists are mentally ill and not to be trusted | Vancouver, Canada | Straight.com

CBC: conspiracy theorists are mentally ill and not to be trusted | Vancouver, Canada | Straight.com

Monday, October 17, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

"The White House Has Played Cover-Up" - Former 9/11 Commission Member Max Cleland Blasts Bush

"The White House Has Played Cover-Up" - Former 9/11 Commission Member Max Cleland Blasts Bush: "If this decision stands, I, as a member of the commission, cannot look any American in the eye, especially family members of victims, and say the commission had full access. This investigation is now compromised."

A Second Look at the Saudis

A Second Look at the Saudis

SMOKING GUN PART 3: John O'Neill: Was He a Casualty of the Bush Administration?

SMOKING GUN PART 3: John O'Neill: Was He a Casualty of the Bush Administration?

Michael Scheuer: Fareed Zakaria Knows As Much About The Middle East As My Chair - YouTube

Even if we were able to embed democracy throughout the Middle East, we would see a huge uprising against Israel, so what is the point?

Michael Scheuer: Fareed Zakaria Knows As Much About The Middle East As My Chair - YouTube

Michael Scheuer talks about American hand in Iranian riots - YouTube

Israel would like nothing more than a war between the United States and Iran, and they can drag us into a war anytime they want.

Michael Scheuer talks about American hand in Iranian riots - YouTube

Michael Scheuer on "Inside 9/11" - YouTube

Michael Scheuer on "Inside 9/11" - YouTube

Friday, October 14, 2011

Iran Scoffs at U.S. Account of Alleged Assassination Plot - Readers' Comments - NYTimes.com

comment #88:
Another hard-to-believe conspiracy theory from the US government designed to pull us into another disastrous bloody war.

This one would have cracked me up if it weren't so sad: "Mr. Obama said in response to a question about Iran: 'We believe that even if at the highest levels there was not detailed operational knowledge, there has to be accountability.'” Isn't that what so many 'truthers' have been saying for years about September 11 -- even if there was not detailed operational knowledge, where is the investigation? Where is the accountability? Is the irony completely missed on these people?

Iran Scoffs at U.S. Account of Alleged Assassination Plot - Readers' Comments - NYTimes.com

Sunday, October 9, 2011

helen thomas- an american hero 911 truth exposed - YouTube

Helen Thomas says that the press corps was afraid to ask hard questions after 9/11 for fear of being perceived as unpatriotic. They were in a coma.

helen thomas- an american hero 911 truth exposed - YouTube

Friday, October 7, 2011

9/11 Masterminds - Explosive Connections - YouTube

9/11 Masterminds - Explosive Connections - YouTube

9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out, Full-length, Pre-Release-v1.3; Low-Res. - YouTube

9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out, Full-length, Pre-Release-v1.3; Low-Res. - YouTube

Eliot Spitzer: "The Federal Reserve Is A Ponzi Scheme" - Inside The Fed's Secret Pile Of TRASH�Assets - Home - The Daily Bail

Eliot Spitzer: "The Federal Reserve Is A Ponzi Scheme" - Inside The Fed's Secret Pile Of TRASH�Assets - Home - The Daily Bail

Painful Deceptions (Part 1) - YouTube

Painful Deceptions (Part 1) - YouTube

911 Mysteries (Part 1 of 10) - YouTube

911 Mysteries (Part 1 of 10) - YouTube

Is Ron Paul serious? Blowback in 1979 from a 1953 coup? - YouTube

Is Ron Paul serious? Blowback in 1979 from a 1953 coup? - YouTube

9/11: The Mystery of the Melted Steel

From the New York Times, February 2, 2002

"Perhaps the deepest mystery uncovered in the investigation involves
extremely thin bits of steel collected from the trade towers and from 7
World Trade Center, a 47-story high rise that also collapsed for
unknown reasons. The steel apparently melted away, but no fire in any of
the buildings was believed to be hot enough to melt steel outright.

"A preliminary analysis of the steel at Worcester Polytechnic
Institute using electron microscopes suggests that sulfur released
during the fires -- no one knows from where -- may have combined with
atoms in the steel to form compounds that melt at lower temperatures.

A Search for Clues In Towers' Collapse; Engineers Volunteer to Examine Steel Debris Taken to Scrapyards

The Dangers of Trutherism

The "dangers of trutherism"? Yes, it certainly would be dangerous to actually look into what happened on 9/11 when nearly 3,000 innocent Americans were murdered. And in case you are under the impression that we have looked into it sufficiently, here's what some insiders have had to say:

John Farmer, senior counsel to the Commission, said "what government and military officials had told Congress, the Commission, the media, and the public about who knew what when — was almost entirely, and inexplicably, untrue.... At some level of the government, at some point in time … there was a decision not to tell the truth about what happened."

Thomas Kean, the head of the 9/11 Commission, concurred: "We to this day don’t know why NORAD told us what they told us, it was just so far from the truth."

The two co-chairs of the Commission, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, believe that the government established the Commission in a way that ensured that it would fail.

Senator Max Cleland, a Commission member who ultimately resigned, said, "If this decision stands [to limit 9/11 Commission access to White House documents], I, as a member of the
commission, cannot look any American in the eye, especially family members of victims, and say the commission had full access. This investigation is now compromised." He also called the commission "a national scandal" and said "one of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9/11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up."

One of the 9/11 widows called the Commission's work, "an utterly hollow report." Another widow guessed that about 30% of the families' questions had been answered.

Philip Shenon, a New York Times reporter who wrote a history of the 9/11 investigation said, "If the full truth is ever told about September 11, 2001, it will be the doing of the 9/11 families. It has not been told yet."

So the story has not be told yet. And The Nation has the nerve to try to discredit anyone who thinks that this is unacceptable? The "dangers of trutherism"? I don't think that's where the real danger lies and the bizarre twisting of the word "truth" itself is disturbing and sad.

Response posted in October 2011 to this Mother Jones article:
Mother Jones

9 11 THE BIG CLUE EVERYONE MISSED - YouTube

9 11 THE BIG CLUE EVERYONE MISSED - YouTube

Obama Warns Not To Challenge Official 9/11 Story - YouTube

Obama Warns Not To Challenge Official 9/11 Story - YouTube

George W. Bush's Inaction On 9/11 - YouTube

George W. Bush's Inaction On 9/11 - YouTube

Sibel Edmonds and the flawed 911 Commission - YouTube

Sibel Edmonds and the flawed 911 Commission - YouTube

Thursday, September 29, 2011

"The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes." Felix Frankfurter, US Supreme Court Justice

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Somebody's got to tell the truth brother

Cornel West talks on MSNBC about the unsustainable situation we have in this country regarding wealth inequality and calls out Obama for his Wall Street economic team.



How The Super-Rich Soaked Up All The Gains To Be Had In One Chart | MoveOn.Org

How The Super-Rich Soaked Up All The Gains To Be Had In One Chart | MoveOn.Org

In U.S. Report, Brutal Details of 2 Afghan Inmates' Deaths - New York Times

In U.S. Report, Brutal Details of 2 Afghan Inmates' Deaths - New York Times

A few years old. Why is this not being prosecuted? How can have gone on? And what is going on now?

The Big Lie

Big Lie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The phrase was used in a report prepared during the war by the United States Office of Strategic Services in describing Hitler's psychological profile:[3][4]

His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.[5]

The United States has made good use of this information acquired by them in the 1930s.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

CIA trains and keeps on payroll murderer and terrorist

This seems to be coming up a lot -- terrorists trained by the CIA and the FBI. The Christmas Tree bomber, the underwear bomber, and this killer.

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/01/2011112104142751917.html