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The Bushes and Hitler's Appeasement

(This is a great article to pass on to people who haven't looked or won't look into 9/11 . . . It might soften them up a bit . . . Betsy)

The Bushes and Hitler's Appeasement

By Robert Parry
May 18, 2008

The irony of George W. Bush going before the Knesset and mocking the late Sen. William Borah for expressing surprise at Adolf Hitler’s 1939 invasion of Poland is that Bush’s own family played a much bigger role assisting the Nazis.

If Borah, an isolationist Republican from Idaho, sounded naïve saying “Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided,” then what should be said about Bush’s grandfather and other members of his family providing banking and industrial assistance to the Nazis as they built their war machine in the 1930s?

The archival evidence is now clear that Prescott Bush, the president’s grandfather, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from and collaborated with key financial backers of Nazi Germany.

New Study Calls 'Embed' Program for U.S. Media in Iraq a 'Victory' -- for the Pentagon By Greg Mitchell

(Nothing the White House has done in the past eight years has been by accident . . . . Is the general public beginning to understand just how much we've been manipulated and lied to? It's been a psychological operation from start to finish. Actually, it's on-going, but maybe in their arrogance, pushing for war in Iran might be their slip-up with the American people whose eyes are slowly opening . . . but how will the Fourth Estate shake their corporate control? Will people demand "truth" loud enough? This seems to be the way the wind is blowing . . . Betsy)

New Study Calls 'Embed' Program for U.S. Media in Iraq a 'Victory' -- for the Pentagon

By Greg Mitchell

Published: May 14, 2008 7:45 PM ET

The Last Roundup By Christopher Ketcham

The Last Roundup

For decades the federal government has been developing a highly classified plan that would override the Constitution in the event of a terrorist attack. Is it also compiling a secret enemies list of citizens who could face detention under martial law?

By Christopher Ketcham

05/05/08 "Radar Magazine" -- - 28/04/08 --- -In the spring of 2007, a retired senior official in the U.S. Justice Department sat before Congress and told a story so odd and ominous, it could have sprung from the pages of a pulp political thriller. It was about a principled bureaucrat struggling to protect his country from a highly classified program with sinister implications. Rife with high drama, it included a car chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., and a tense meeting at the White House, where the president's henchmen made the bureaucrat so nervous that he demanded a neutral witness be present.

Attention Activists: It’s Time to Grow Up, By Jesse Richard

Jesse has a point . . . . Maybe "satyagraha" is where we need to be . . . launched, ironically, on 9/11/06 by Mahatma Ghandi and implemented again by MLK, Jr in the 60's . . .

Attention Activists: It’s Time to Grow Up
By Jesse Richard

Tuesday, 25 March 2008 23:26

This is a message to all the well meaning people out there who try their best to make this world a better place, but in fact have no impact on the world, whatsoever. It is time to take your activism seriously.

The time has come to stop your ineffective tantrums and get serious. There are two ways to effect change when it comes to government: passive resistance and revolution. Our republic is broken and we no longer have representatives in government. Constantly asking our elected representatives to legislate on our behalf is not only a waste of time, but also totally unnecessary being that we have a government that no longer represents us.

Extraordinary Times, Intentional Collapse, and Takedown of the U.S.A., By Richard C. Cook

Long but excellent . . .

Extraordinary Times, Intentional Collapse, and Takedown of the U.S.A.

By Richard C. Cook

Global Research, April 30, 2008

Bush's Conspiracy to Create an American Police State: Part I, Police States Begin With False Flag Attacks By Len Hart


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May 2, 2008

Bush's Conspiracy to Create an American Police State: Part I, Police States Begin With False Flag Attacks

By Len Hart

It was David Hume's 1758 Of the First Principles of Government that stated:

Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few, and the implicit submission with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers.

When we inquire by what means this wonder is effected, we shall find that, as force is always on the side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. It is, therefore, on opinion only that government is founded, and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments as well as to the most free and most popular.

-David Hume, Of the First Principles of Government

In Government, Nothing is Sacred

In Government, Nothing is Sacred
April 28, 2008 - 5:49pm

Signed into law April 24, 2008, the oh-so innocent sounding Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007 establishes a national database of newborn DNA.

This law establishes collection and warehousing of newborn DNA for scientific research and requires no parental consent or knowledge.

As reported by Minnesota state health department, 42,210 of the 780,000 children whose DNA have been taken have been subjected to genetic research.

As usual, the government tells us that they are looking out for our best interests and have the utmost concern for our health and safety.

In this age of bio-engineering and designer diseases engineered to attack individuals or groups based on genetic differences, is this the kind of wholesale control of the population's genetic makeup we want to transfer to the government?

Well, it is too late. It is the law now, and no hospital will forego the government largesse that accompanies their complicity.

Longshore Union Strikes Against War By Peter Cole The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

What if 9/11Truth and We Are Change groups could coordinate with groups like this around the nation protesting - and now striking! - against the illegal wars? Could our leaders smoke a peace pipe with their leaders and actually try to accomplish something synergistic here? Particularly if it's media-covered . . . . Maybe our truth action efforts will be the most successful if we can latch onto something (big) already in place? We certainly seem to have enough groups around the country if more anti-war protests and/or strikes are in the making . . . We need visual exposure the easiest way (signs on tv) . . . It needs to be easy for uninformed people to understand, and we need it to be "in their face(s)" as much as possible before November . . . . I feel like the anti-war activists who wouldn't touch 9/11 truth before might be open to it more now? There's even a sense that the mainstream media is finally pushing back a bit now; they would look completely foolish otherwise . . . Betsy

Longshore Union Strikes Against War
By Peter Cole
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Tuesday 29 April 2008

How Daniel Pipes Destroyed a New York City Principal by DowneastDem

And then they came for . . . all of us . . . Betsy

How Daniel Pipes Destroyed a New York City Principal
by DowneastDem

Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 05:43:24 AM PDT

The New York Times has a cautionary tale of how mainstream hate masquerading as patriotism can destroy projects designed to promote peace and understanding. The front-page article - Her Dream, Branded as a Threat - is a sad tale of an idealistic educator whose vision of a school for teaching NY City kids Arabic was ruined by a hate campaign organized by the well-known neoconservative "scholar" Daniel Pipes.

Debbie Almontaser dreamed of starting a public school like no other in New York City. Children of Arab descent would join students of other ethnicities, learning Arabic together. By graduation, they would be fluent in the language and groomed for the country’s elite colleges. They would be ready, in Ms. Almontaser’s words, to become "ambassadors of peace and hope."

The Iraq War Morphs Into The Iranian War, By Paul Craig Roberts

The Iraq War Morphs Into The Iranian War

By Paul Craig Roberts

29/04/08 "ICH" - -- -It is 1939 all over again. The world waits helplessly for the next act of naked aggression by rogue states. Only this time the rogue states are not the Third Reich and Fascist Italy. They are the United States and Israel.

The targeted victims are not Poland and France, but Iran, Syria, the remains of the Palestinian West Bank and southern Lebanon.

The American mass media is overjoyed. War coverage attracts viewers and sells advertising.

The neoconservatives are ecstatic. Hegemony uber alles is back on track.

The US Air Force can’t wait “to show what it can do.”

Defense contractors see no end of the profits.

Under cover of the mayhem and propaganda, Israel can grab the remains of the West Bank and have another go at grabbing the water resources of southern Lebanon.

"For Eli" (Fu** Your Yellow Ribbon) Andrea Gibson at the 2006 poetry slam

This "issue", in effect, is what opened my eyes to 9/11 truth three years ago. Andrea and Remo could/should collaborate maybe . . . What horror dwells in the hearts of all parents whose child was killed on 9/11 or in Afghanistan or Iraq? Or anyone else's connected? Spouses, siblings, children, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, friends, fiance(e)s . . . . I can't even begin to comprehend. And 1,000 suicides per month? At what point do our silent citizens and our spineless Congress say enough? We've been waiting too long.

Yes, god damn America. In this sense, former U.S. Marine Reverend Wright was right. The African American community has known truths for a long time that many of we(us?) white folks are just waking up to . . .


"For Eli"

Must Watch 3 Minute Video

Andrea Gibson at the 2006 poetry slam, performing "For Eli"

Fu** Your Yellow Ribbon.

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"For Eli"

By Andrea Gibson

Eli came back from Iraq
and tattooed a teddy bear onto the inside of his wrist
above that a medic with an IV bag
above that an angel

An Act Of War, Interview: Seymour Hersh, By Sarah Brown

An Act Of War

Interview: Seymour Hersh

By Sarah Brown

25/04/08 "Al Jazeera " -- - Seymour Hersh, one of the world's best known investigative journalists, has turned his attention to the mysterious and controversial bombing of a Syrian facility by Israel last year.

Al Jazeera spoke to him about the bombing, why he feels the media failed on the story, and what it means for the Middle East.

Q: Why did Israel bomb a target in Syria?

A: Well I don't have the answers to that direct question - one thing that is terribly significant is that the Israel and its chief ally the US have chosen to say nothing officially about this incident and that's what got me interested - whoever heard of a country bombing another one and not talking about it and thinking they had the right somehow not to talk about it?

In 1981 when Israel bombed the Osirak reactor in Iraq they were very noisy and public about it. In this case they said nothing publicly, but after a few weeks they began to leak [information].

The Real Matrix: The Pentagon Invades Your Life By Nick Turse

Depressing . . . Betsy

The Real Matrix
The Pentagon Invades Your Life

By Nick Turse

Rick is a midlevel manager in a financial services company in New York City. Each day he commutes from Weehawken, New Jersey, a suburb only a stone's throw from the Big Apple, where he lives with his wife, Donna, and his teenage son, Steven. A late baby boomer, Rick just missed the Vietnam era's antiwar protests, but he's been against the war in Iraq from the beginning. He thinks the Pentagon is out of control and considers the military-industrial complex a danger to the country. If you asked him, it's a subject on which he would rate himself as knowledgeable. He puts effort into educating himself on such matters. He reads liberal websites, subscribes to progressive-minded magazines, and is a devotee of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

In fact, he has no idea just how deep the Pentagon rabbit hole goes or how far down it his family already is.

US Planes and Choppers Cross Pak Border, Violating Air Space Aiding In Battle Against Rebel Forces By Muhammad Khurshid

Between this story and the one I saw on MSNBC news this morning tying together N. Korea with an aerial photo of a supposed nuclear facility of some sort in Syria, well . . . seems like something's up to further along the neocons' pre-planned agenda to get into Iran & Syria by way of Iraq . . . and create all-hell in the Middle East. But maybe just another coincidence. Betsy


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April 24, 2008

US Planes and Choppers Cross Pak Border, Violating Air Space Aiding In Battle Against Rebel Forces:

By Muhammad Khurshid

US-led NATO forces, Pakistani troops and militants have started exchanging fire in Bajaur Agency, tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border. The clashes, which claimed the live of dozens of people, have created great terror and fear in the areas. This time the coalition against terrorism is in disarray as NATO forces and Pakistani troops also exchanged firing.

"Ad Has Been Rejected by" . . .

Not that anyone reading 911 Blogger on a regular basis doubted this, but CENSORSHIP is alive and well in America and continues in places that still have the power to stun me, like the very left wing Mother Jones magazine . . .

I placed our 9/11 Movies ad there last week (online) . . . exactly like the one here on 911 Blogger and also exactly like the one on It ran for a day - maybe several - before I received this email:

"This automatic notification is sent out to let you know that ad #512445562 has been rejected on / Lowest ads right column.

The funds are available in your account and can be used for future blogad purchses. If you'd rather get a refund please log in to your account and click on the "Accounting" link.

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