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Irving Kristol, godfather of the right, father of Bill Kristol - PNAC dies

Irving Kristol, godfather of the right dies

Michael Tomasky
guardian.co.uk, Friday 18 September 2009 22.00 BS

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2009/sep/18/irving-kristol-dies-neoconservatism

As the godfather of neoconservatism, Irving Kristol blazed a trail. The progressive movement could use a figure like him.

Few intellectuals of the 20th century were the equal of Irving Kristol, who died today at age 89, in terms of political influence. His journey from left to right from the 1940s to the 1970s was one that many others would follow, but he blazed the trail.

In the 1930s, he was a Trotskyite. Many a history exists describing the circle of formidable Jewish intellectuals who studied at City College of New York in Harlem – Kristol, Sidney Hook, Alfred Kazin, Irving Howe and many others. In those days, tables at the cafeteria were divided between Stalinists and Trots. Debates were ferocious, but it was assumed that one was on the left.

Propoganda from Time Magazine: Eight Years After 9/11: Why Osama bin Laden is a Failure

(-Edit your comments on this article by Time magazine will be much appreciated)

Eight Years After 9/11: Why Osama bin Laden is a Failure

By Tony Karon

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1921758,00.html

He may have eluded justice and the long reach of the world's most powerful military force; his followers may (and probably will) strike again at some point in the future, near or distant; but history's verdict on Osama bin Laden has been in for some time, now: Al-Qaeda failed.

The 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington — like those that preceded it in East Africa in 1998 and those that followed in London, Madrid, Bali and other places — were tactical successes, in that they managed to kill hundreds of innocents, grab the world's headlines and briefly dominate the nightmares of Western policy makers. But the strategy of which those attacks formed part has proven to be fundamentally flawed. Terrorism departs from the rules of war by deliberately targeting the innocent, but it shares the basic motive force of conventional warfare — "the pursuit of politics by other means, " as Clausewitz wrote.

The Alex Jones Show: Charlie Sheen Requests Meeting With Obama Over 9/11 Cover-Up

The Alex Jones Show: Charlie Sheen Requests Meeting With Obama Over 9/11 Cover-Up

Actor demands investigation be reopened after majority of 9/11 Commission
members say government lied about official story.

Tue Sep 8, 2009 7:36pm EDT

http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS252554+08-Sep-2009+PRN20090908

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- According to syndicated talk show host Alex Jones, actor and television star Charlie Sheen has publicly requested a
meeting with President Barack Obama to urge him to reopen the official investigation into 9/11; in light of the fact that the majority of the 9/11 Commission members have now publicly gone on record to express their conviction that the government agreed to lie about the official story.

Sheen will appear live on The Alex Jones Show on Wednesday and Friday to discuss the content of his "20 Minutes With The President" piece and how he plans to move forward with this exciting new initiative. You can listen free here or subscribe to prison planet.tv to watch live streaming video.

Presidential adviser Van Jones resigning after coming under fire for signing 911 Petition.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Presidential adviser Van Jones is resigning after coming under fire for signing a controversial petition regarding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Could George W. Bush end up behind bars?

George W. Bush could be investigated for the steps taken after 9/11.

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/09/04/mann.george.w.bush/index.html

(CNN) -- Could George W. Bush or some of his top aides end up behind bars?

It's extremely unlikely, but the Obama administration is taking its first steps along a path that could lead in that direction, with the investigation of Central Intelligence Agency interrogators involved in the war on terror.

"You don't know where these things are going to end up," former CIA agent Peter Brookes told me. "They could go to very high levels in the government."

The probe will focus on whether interrogators exceeded their instructions and broke the law when, for example, they choked a prisoner until he lost consciousness or threatened another one with a gun and a power drill.

There is no obvious enthusiasm in the Obama administration for second-guessing the CIA's efforts after September 11, 2001 to keep America safe.

JFK and the Unspeakable- Oliver Stone

Pls Note: I hear from sources that Oliver Stone is a closet 911 Truther. It will be interesting if he decides to go public. Especially on a bold station like KBDI.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/oliver-stone/jfk-and-the-unspeakable_b_243924.html

JFK and the Unspeakable

Oliver Stone

The murder of President Kennedy was a seminal event for me and for millions of Americans. It changed the course of history. It was a crushing blow to our country and to millions of people around the world. It put an abrupt end to a period of a misunderstood idealism, akin to the spirit of 1989 when the Soviet bloc to began to thaw and 2008, when our new American President was fairly elected.

DJ Ball: Letter of response to Glenn Beck read by Jack Blood

Radio host Jack Blood read a letter by We Are Change Vancouver's DJ Ball to Glenn Beck. The letter is a response to Glenn Beck's unsubstantiated lies he spread on Fox News.

http://www.wearechangevancouver.org

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWlNxpfFmyA

Hypocrite Brzezinski Slams “Conspiratorial View” Of History While Highlighting 50’s Iran Overthrow

Hypocrite Brzezinski Slams “Conspiratorial View” Of History While Highlighting 50’s Iran Overthrow

http://www.prisonplanet.com/hypocrite-brzezinski-slams-conspiratorial-view-of-history-while-highlighting-50s-iran-overthro...

Declares American people “skewed” for questioning government

Steve Watson
Infowars.net
Monday, June 8, 2009

During a discussion with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow last Friday, Trilateral Commission co-founder and top Obama advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski spoke of those who question the official version of events on 9/11 in the same context as those who deny the holocaust.

WORLDWIDE PETITION FOR A NEW INDEPENDENT 9/11 INVESTIGATION

Worldwide 9/11 Petition
Posted on May 12, 2009 by JF Ranger
Petition started on May 12th, 2009

http://world911truth.org/worldwide-911-petition/

WORLDWIDE PETITION FOR A NEW INDEPENDENT 9/11 INVESTIGATION

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND
OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT:

On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned people of the world hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent and public investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.

We believe there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that might have been the actual cause of the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7.

Given the importance of the events of 9/11/01 and it's consequences, we believe it is our duty, as citizens of the world, to uncover the truth about this event and ensure that justice will be made.

Obama: “I am aware that some question or justify the events of 9/11,”

Obama: “I am aware that some question or justify the events of 9/11,”

Politico
Thursday 4th June, 2009

http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-“i-am-aware-that-some-question-or-justify-the-events-of-911”.html

CAIRO – In remarks being translated live for broadcasts and Webcasts in every major language, President Barack Obama said Thursday that the United States wants “common ground” and “a new beginning” with the Muslim world, where America’s image plummeted with the Bush administration’s response to the 9/11 attacks.

“Much has been made of the fact that an African-American with the name Barack Hussein Obama could be elected President. But my personal story is not so unique,” he said in the Grand Hall of Cairo University.

“The dream of opportunity for all people has not come true for everyone in America, but its promise exists for all who come to our shores.”

The 55-minute speech was remarkable and historic not so much for the delivery or even the words, but for the context, the orator, the moment. Obama included blunt talk about the United States, Israel, Iraq, his predecessor and al Qaeda.

Terrorist Pianos of Doom!

Terrorist Pianos of Doom!

Arthur Silber

http://uruknet.com/?p=m54682&hd=&size=1&l=e

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/04/what-led-to-krystian-zimermans-surprising-performance-walkouts-.html

May 29, 2009

Toward the end of last month, a noteworthy incident occurred in the classical music life of Los Angeles:

this would be his last American appearance -- in protest of the nation's military policies overseas.

In a low voice that could not be heard throughout the auditorium, Zimerman, universally considered among the world's finest pianists, made reference to Guantanamo Bay and U.S. military policies toward Poland.

"Get your hands off my country," he said.

Cynthia McKinney on HOPE FLEET TO GAZA, on the Dignity - Coming June 1st

For Immediate Release: You cannot sink our boats
Free Gaza Movement

http://uruknet.com/?p=m53866&hd=&size=1&l=e

01 May 2009

In most of the world, May 1st is a day of international labor solidarity. It is a day of joy as workers picnic together with their families and celebrate the achievements of one of the most phenomenal movements of the 20th century.

It is fitting, then, that the Free Gaza Movement chooses May 1 to announce the launching of the HOPE FLEET TO GAZA. We are leaving on June 1 as an act of solidarity with the Palestinians, a people who have been massacred, terrorized and suffocated by the Israeli military.

We sail again to break Israel's blockade of 1.5 million civilians, 80% unemployed because of Israel's draconian siege. "I believe the Israeli government policies are against international law, against human rights, against the dignity of the Palestinian people," said Mairead Maguire whose efforts for a peaceful solution to the violence in Northern Ireland earned her the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize. "And I feel grateful to be able to go again on one of these boats to visit the people of Gaza."

‘Abu Ghraib US prison guards were scapegoats for Bush’ lawyers claim

‘Abu Ghraib US prison guards were scapegoats for Bush’ lawyers claim

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/iraq/article6207484.ece

(Pls also see comments at Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/02/abu-ghraib-prison-guards_n_195100.html)

Tim Reid in Washington

Prison guards jailed for abusing inmates at the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq are planning to appeal against their convictions on the ground that recently released CIA torture memos prove that they were scapegoats for the Bush Administration.

The photographs of prisoner abuse at the Baghdad jail in 2004 sparked worldwide outrage but the previous administration, from President Bush down, blamed the incident on a few low-ranking “bad apples” who were acting on their own.

The decision by President Obama to release the memos showed that the harsh interrogation tactics were approved and authorised at the highest levels of the White House.