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Text Of Secret U.S. Security Adviser’s Iraq Memo : classified secret
Following is the text of a Nov. 8 memorandum prepared for cabinet-level officials by Stephen J. Hadley, the national security adviser, and his aides on the National Security Council. The five-page document, classified secret, was read and transcribed by The New York Times.
The Highjacking of a Nation – The Auctioning of Former Statesmen & Dime a Dozen Generals
Operating invisibly under the radar of media and public scrutiny, lobby groups and foreign agents have become the ‘epicenter’ of our government, where former statesmen and ‘dime a dozen generals’ cash in on their connections and peddle their enormous influence to the highest bidders turned clients.
Another Spy Story Suppressed to Save Israel
Many people reading this will automatically assume that the Navy was keeping the case mum so as not to let the Israeli’s know they had caught Weinmann, but this isn’t the case, the Israeli’s probably knew before the Navy that Weinmann had been arrested, the Navy was keeping the case quiet in an effort to keep the American people in the dark, just as the United States government did with more than one hundred and fifty Israeli’s after they had been arrested for espionage just after 9-11, and the five Israeli’s that were arrested on 9-11 as a result of being witnessed by several people laughing while filming the impact of the airliners into the twin towers and clapping one another on the back in a congratulatory manner. The Navy buried Weimann’s case in the hope that the American people would never find out about him and what he did, just as the government did with Asher Karni, an Israeli Jew arrested at Denver International Airport on January 2, 2004 for having sold [past tense] more than sixty nuclear weapon detonators to Pakistan, a country populated by more than three hundred million Muslims, who generally don’t like the United States and where the name “Osama,” is the most popular name for a newborn male child. There are dozens of cases just like these; that have occurred in this country recently, the common denominator is that they all involve ethnic Jews. Another case is that of American citizen, Yehuda Abraham, a New York City Jeweler and Orthodox Jew, who was arrested in 2003 for having sold FBI agents posing as Al Qeada operatives Russian made, shoulder launched, surface to air missiles, with the understanding that they’d be used against Americans on domestic flights. Ever heard of any of these people? Surprise, the fact that you haven’t doesn’t mean they aren’t real people and they weren’t arrested for the above crimes, they are all quite real and they are all quite guilty.
We Are All Tortures Now!
This video provides some evidence of the type of torture engaged in by by our allies. As citizens of the U.S. each of us is responsible for the actions of our government. We are complicit in the torture, distance from the tools used to inflict pain in no way reduces our part in these disgusting acts of barbarity.
Warning – This video contains graphic images and audio of torture and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
British security forces ‘colluded in international terrorism’
British security forces colluded in acts of international terrorism in the 1970s, an Irish Parliment committee said in a hard-hitting report today
1,245 Secret CIA Flights Revealed by European Parliament
The Parliament’s draft report concludes “member states had knowledge of the programme of extraordinary rendition and secret prisons.”
The case of Mohammed El Zari and Ahmed Agiza
Violations of fundamental human rights by Sweden confirmed
Victim of CIA Kidnapping and Abuse, Seeks Acknowledgement, Explanation and Apology
The ACLU today argued before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that its lawsuit on behalf of Khaled El-Masri, a victim of the CIA’s policy of “extraordinary rendition,” should proceed. Earlier this year a federal district court in Alexandria, VA dismissed El-Masri’s lawsuit based on the government’s argument that allowing it to proceed would jeopardize state secrets.
Government offers $2 million and apology to U.S. Muslim
The government also issued an unusual apology to Brandon Mayfield for the “suffering” caused by his wrongful arrest and imprisonment. It acknowledged that the ordeal was “deeply upsetting” to Mayfield and his family.
The United States acknowledges that the investigation and arrest were deeply upsetting to Mr. Mayfield, to Mrs. Mayfield, and to their three young children, and the United States regrets that it mistakenly linked Mr. Mayfield to this terrorist attack.
The Bush way: As Iraq scene worsens, just blame the victims
George W. Bush’s Iraq adventure has degenerated into such a quagmire that his administration, in a desperate move, is now blaming the victims of its tragically failed policies instead of taking responsibility for its mistakes and dealing realistically with what the rest of the world has come to recognize as an all-out, civil war.
In my opinion, the civil war is by design; tricking the Iraqis into killing each other off when it became clear the US could not win a full on frontal war. Else why would so many of the cars used in car bomb attacks trace back to the US?
Democracy, a death sentence for Afghanistan
…”DU weapons were extensively used in both countries (Afghanistan and Iraq) as weapons of extermination of present and future generations, genocidal in properties. It is only the oil pipelines, oil wells and platforms and the contracts of Corporations which had to be secured; even as the livelihood and economies of both nations were destroyed. The war waged on Afghanistan was manifestly a war of aggression.” During the International Criminal Tribunal (essential reading) Bush’s criminal use of genocidal and omnicidal radioactive Depleted Uranium weapons in Afghanistan was addressed. “Professor Albrecht Schott, Scientist, World Depleted Uranium Centre, Berlin in an address titled ‘Consequences of the Military and Civil Use of Depleted Uranium (DU),’ at the public symposium on ‘American Policy and its Consequences,’ has described Depleted Uranium as ‘A Weapon Against This Planet.’ Prosecution Document E-130; this leads logically to the word ‘Omnicide’ used by witness Leuren Moret, among other scientists while describing the effect of this weapon system; as going beyond the ‘silent genocide’ it has inflicted on the Afghan and Iraqi people…
FLASHBACK: US car theft rings probed for ties to Iraq bombings
The media and government claim that all the car bombs seen in Iraq are the “insurgency”. If that is true, why do so many of the cars track back to the US?
Hadley part of the liars that started the Iraq war
Hadley and Libby were part of another secret office that had been set up within the White House. Known as the White House Iraq Group (WHIG), it was established in August 2002 by Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card, Jr., at the same time the OSP (Office of Special Plans) was established in Feith’s office. Made up of high-level administration officials, its job was to sell the war to the general public, largely through televised addresses and by selectively leaking the intelligence to the media.
ABC News: EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Weapons Arm Iraqi Militia
Gee, how convenient for our side that Iran would gladly ship these arms into Iraq with clearly marked identification stuck to them, right?
And if you believe this one, I have some of Saddam’s nookular bombs to sell you.
See HERE for how a prior attempt to frame Iran for IEDs in Iraq fell apart.
Five young girls killed in US attack on Iraqi insurgents
Five young girls were among six Iraqis killed by US forces yesterday after troops used tanks and machine guns to attack what they said was a house occupied by insurgents
Bush vows to keep troops in Iraq until asked to leave
“We’re going to stay in Iraq to get the job done so long as the government wants us there.”
Why the U.S. study group won’t solve anything
The forthcoming report by James Baker’s Iraq Study Group has enjoyed the biggest public buildup since the Segway. And it is likely to be just as big of a bust.
US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,883
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Wednesday, 29 November 2006.
- Iraqi Resistance car bomb blasts into US troop transport near al-Qa’im, reportedly killing seven Americans Wednesday night.
- After nine-days of lockdown Resistance fighters blast US troops in al-Hadithah with three deadly car bombs, leaving a reported 25 Americans dead or wounded Wednesday morning.
- At least 10 US troops reported killed in complex Resistance ambush in Hit.
- Three US Marines reported killed in Resistance bombing in ar-Ramadi.
- Resistance attack annihilates 40 puppet “al-Anbar Salvation Council” police in ar-Ramadi. US troops just a few kilometers away, fail to intervene in two-hour gun battle.
- Resistance bombs blast US column at entrance to al-Hadithah on Tuesday.
- Resistance bomb targets US column in al-Fallujah midday Wednesday.
- Bomb rips through US patrol in al-Fallujah Tuesday night.
- US troops arrest 73 residents of two ar-Ramadi neighborhoods in mass raids Wednesday.
- Resistance clashes with US troops in ar-Ramadi midday Tuesday.
- Resistance mounts attack on puppet Iraqi Ministry of Health.
- Resistance blasts Jaysh al-Mahdi torture center with Katyusha rocket midday Wednesday.
- Resistance fighters ambush puppet “National Guard” in al-Ghazaliyah.
- Resistance attacks puppet police checkpoint in Samarra’.
- Resistance sharpshooter shoots puppet policeman in Bayji Tuesday.
- Pro-Iranian Shi‘i sectarians attack Sunni village Tuesday night, killing six, Diyala Province Khan Bani Sa‘d.
Ethnic Cleansing and Israel’s Racist Discourse
“The term ethnic cleansing refers to various policies of forcibly removing people of another ethnic group. At one end of the spectrum, it is virtuallyindistinguishable from forced emigration and population transfer, while at the other it merges with deportation and genocide.”
According to this definition, and others including those emerging in the 1990s, following the ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, Palestinians have beenand remain victims of a determined and unwavering ethnic cleansing policy that began in 1947-48 and continues until today.
Israelis adopt what South Africa dropped
Former President Jimmy Carter’s new book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” is igniting controversy for its allegation that Israel practices a form of apartheid.
As a South African and former anti-apartheid advocate who visits the Palestinian territories regularly to assess the human rights situation for the U.N. Human Rights Council, the comparison to South African apartheid is of special interest to me.
Palestinians are being denied the right to non-violent resistance – Human Rights Watch has lost its moral bearings
If one thing offers a terrifying glimpse of where the experiment in human despair that is Gaza under Israeli siege is leading, it is the news that a Palestinian woman in her sixties — a grandmother — chose last week to strap on a suicide belt and explode herself next to a group of Israeli soldiers invading her refugee camp.
Palestinian killed, two wounded by Israeli Occupation Forces near Nablus
UN: Israel breaks border agreement
A UN report has accused Israel of breaking all provisions in a year-old US-brokered agreement on Gaza’s border crossings, as Condoleezza Rice visits the region.
New Zealand Government overrules war-crimes arrest order
Attorney-General Michael Cullen has over-ruled a District Court judge’s decision to issue an arrest warrant against a visiting former Israeli general the judge believed was answerable for Middle East war crimes.
Samir Gemayyel being investigated for possible involvement in the assassination of his brother Pierre
Buried in the morning news broadcast on New TV was a news item that Sami Gemayyel (Pierre Gemayyel’s brother) is being investigated for possible involvement in the assassination of Pierre. It said that the investigation stemmed from cellphone records. He was interviewed yesterday by judge Sa`id Mirza–the judge in charge of the investigation.
Two British Muslims lose appeal against extradition to US London
Two British Muslims Thursday lost separate appeals against being sent to the US to face terrorist charges under the country’s recent Extradition Treaty, which require no prima facie evidence.
At the High Court in London, Lord Justice Laws said the legal team representing Haroon Aswat and Babar Ahmad had not proved to a required standard their concerns that the US might violate undertakings given to the UK that the men would be fairly treated.
Muslim graves desecrated in UK London
Gravestones in the Muslim section of a Bradford cemetery in northern England were damaged in the latest of a growing wave of Islamophobic attacks in the UK.
Ethiopia authorises military action
Ethiopia’s parliament has authorised military action in the event of an attack on the country by Somalia’s Union of Islamic Courts.
Yet another Republican Christianist pedophile
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office claims that sex-crime prosecutions are a top priority. So why is one accused serial child molester still free and awaiting trial after nearly four years?
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