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This I found in the Asian times; I haven't seen much reporting on the other countries in the Middle East, other than Iran and Iraq, so while I was searching through articles, this was found. I paints a potentialy explosive situation in the Middle East, and the U.S. is playing with fire here.Considering the "groups" they are attempting to coalesce with, is very revealing in the sense that the plan of the Global Dominance Group is in play and Israel as the other benefactor of all this.
It's what the War On Terror is really all about.
Hezbollah's big challenge
By Pepe Escobar
BEIRUT - "You are in heaven and those who killed you will go to hell," reads a poster in a middle-class, predominantly Sunni neighborhood in north Beirut.
Those depicted in heaven include Saddam Hussein, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri (killed in a car bombing in 2005), and Sheik Ahmed Yassin (the Hamas leader assassinated by the Israelis in 2004). There's
not much to unite Saddam, Arafat, Hariri and Yassin - who all "went to heaven" by different methods - except they were Sunni.
If America can finally see (For those that don't realize or don't know) what the war on terror has evolved into. Openess is what this case warrants so the American public can finally see what their government does in secret. And wonder why the press keeps this silent.
by Jacob G. Hornberger,
The case of accused terrorist Jose Padilla is moving toward a jury trial on April 16 in U.S. District Court in Miami. It is still unclear whether the presiding judge in the case, Marcia Cooke, will order an evidentiary hearing on Padilla's motion to dismiss the charges based on the government's outrageous pre-trial conduct while Padilla was in military custody as an "enemy combatant" in the "war on terror." (Under post-9/11 jurisprudence, the government has the option of treating accused terrorists either as "enemy combatants" or as federal-court defendants.)
Operation Bojinka‘ is a term which refers to a potentially devastating but surprisingly under reported al-Qaeda plan to attack Western targets in January 1995. The operation was at a very advanced stage and would have resulted in the death of at least four thousand people if it had not been thwarted.
The plan itself involved three separate attacks executed by a terrorist cell in Manila: (i) The assassination of Pope John Paul II was the first target, followed by (ii) a plot to destroy eleven airliners using specially prepared bombs, then (iii) a direct strike at the CIA’s headquarters using a plane packed with explosives.
Every aspect of the operation was thoroughly planned. Highly detailed information, maps, timetables, route plans and sophisticated bombs were employed. The cell had even tested their timers and devices twice using smaller devices that were about one tenth of the power of their final bombs.
Stan Goff at Feral Scholar and Out Of the Wilderness has written many fine articles dealing with military and Congressional matters; His Open letters to Congress are superb and very informative.
The Bush-Maliki Plan, now called The Surge, to deploy an additional 20,000 US troops to Iraq is a last-ditch effort to prevent a decisive US political defeat in Iraq. The principle purpose of this “surge” is to destroy the Mehdi Army of Muqtada al Sadr , who broke his alliance with the Maliki government after Maliki met with George Bush to confirm Iraqi government submission to US forces two months ago. Sadr enjoys immense local support from almost 3 million Iraqis, and is a very popular figure through most of the Southern half of Iraq. Not only will the attempt to use this “surge” to destroy the Mehdi Army inflict massive civilian casualties in the tightly-packed warrens of Sadr City, it will ignite a popular rebellion among Shia, from Baghdad to Um Qasr, that will effectively destroy what is left of the legitimacy of the Maliki “government.”
I've read this some time ago, immediately after I realized official versions of 9/11 began to look so suspicious and misleading. This article had pushed Me toward looking for the real truth about 9/11 more than anything else at that point. I think that what happened on 9/11 was a false flag operation with years of planning toward making it happen (Those top "elites" who demanded it) and then letting it happen (Those who carry out the "elites" desires). Not everyone does a shift, but I would surmise most do.
This is a good read, with well written opinion.
By Michael Hasty
January 10, 2004—Just before his death, James Jesus Angleton, the legendary chief of counterintelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency, was a bitter man. He felt betrayed by the people he had worked for all his life. In the end, he had come to realize that they were never really interested in American ideals of "freedom" and "democracy." They really only wanted "absolute power."
By Ed Ward, MD
I read the Price Of Liberty Website from time to time, but haven't done so since last August. I ran across this article while reading today and had to share it on this site. It's very informative and shows what the defenders of this government are supporting.
September 11, 2006
The recently revealed National Security Council document, Strategy for Winning the War on Terror, exposes a massive terrorist group that has been working in all 50 states for several years. Only the groups general description was noted, but their method of operation was specifically identified.
In the section “The Terrorism We Confront Today Springs From: Subcultures of Conspiracy and Misinformation” the terrorist are clearly identified by: Terrorists recruit through information that “is contaminated by falsehoods and corrupted by conspiracy theories.” The new terrorists are further identified in the section, “To Wage the Battle of Ideas Effectively, We Must Recognize What Does and Does Not Give Rise to Terrorism’, by their direct association with ‘September 11," 2001.
This article comes from Abid ullah Jan, and yes, Musharraf really thickens the 9/11 plot with these revelations.
General Pervez Musharraf has partially admitted to some facts in his book. For example he admitted that Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was trapped in the case of kidnapping and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, was actually the British secret Agency MI6’s agent and had executed certain missions on their behest before coming to Pakistan and visiting Afghanistan to meet Osama and Mullah Omar.
What General Musharraf tries to evade here is the role Omar Saeed Sheikh has played for the ISI, and more importantly the role he knowingly or unknowingly played in part of the complex operation 9/11. Omar Saeed Sheikh was used to frame the Taliban and particularly Arabs in Afghanistan or the impending 9/11 tragedy.
Bush's neoconservative doctrine seeks to apply Straussian philosophy to the unfettered pursuit of US energy interests. Its unspoken motto: “perpetual war for perpetual peace.” The rough idea—and the idea is, indeed, rough—is to play this century's Great Game (first prize: control of Mideast oil supply) under the banner of national security. Until we whacked them on the head, Iraqis had never expressed much desire to attack us. To the lesser minds, therefore, the idea of fighting them there so we wouldn't have to fight them here always teetered on the edge of insanity. To the neocons' delight, 9/11 came to cleanse the public discourse of the yelpings of lesser minds.
And so, today, we gather to honor the superior minds, all of these men (they are mostly men) who so decisively turned out the lights on the American empire. Heading the roll call is none other than the Decider himself. If you're among the wise who chose to sit out the Bush years at the bottom of a well, you need to know only two things about the man: the first is that he is President of the United States; the second is that he said:
I found this one on the Price Of Liberty site...It is an attempt to declassify the details of the bojinka plot, but I also included a response letter from Sam Karmilowicz, who, at the time, was a Special Agent of the U.S. State Department Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service working in the Philippines where this plot was uncovered. His letter to Me follows as does His information on what He experienced there. His story is in Counterpunch.
>>> I sent the National Security Agency a Freedom of Information Act request asking for files on Project Bojinka. (Bojinka was the plot by radical Islamists—led by WTC-bomber Ramzi Yousef—to 1) blow up a dozen US passenger jets in mid-flight, 2) assassinate President Clinton and the Pope, and 3) ram hijacked passenger planes into US landmarks, including the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, the White House, CIA Headquarters, and the Sears Tower.) The plot was discovered in 1995 when authorities in the Philippines raided Yousef's apartment.
The NSA said that it would cost me thousands of dollars for them to search for Bojinka documents, then screen them for possible release. Even if they decided that not a single document was releasable, I'd still have to pay the outlandish fees.
New American Century Set for Disaster Paralleling Third Reich - mediamonitors.net
The Bushites thought they had it all figured out. And they thought it would be easy and relatively painless for themselves. Led by a commander-in-chief who was a former combat aviator with the Texas Air National Guard, the U.S. armed forces, with all that combat firepower was going to beat down Saddam Hussein, take Iraq, then move on Iran and Syria, transforming the Middle East into an America-centric oasis of democracy and freedom. The entire oil-producing region of the Persian Gulf and even Central Asia would become controlled by satellites of American hegemony to the benefit of the U.S. economy and to the negating of potential rivals such as China, India, Russia and anyone else who might think they could pose a threat to the New American Century, to be totally dominated by the U.S. with no serious or even potential rivals.
To achieve these lofty goals of democracy and freedom abroad, democracy had to be quietly aborted domestically with election fraud and manipulations needed to put Bush in the White House. From there, it was going to be a cakewalk, like every other magnificent accomplishment President George W. Bush had achieved in his illustrious career in business and government service ...
It was the outgoing Congress, except a few that have remained, that led our country into war in Iraq. That stood by as our children, 3000 of them were killed for nothing, who drained our national treasury to feed Halliburton, and their friends, and who undermined our Constitution, and perforated the veil between Church and State, hoping to impose a hateful brand of Zionism on all of us, having succeeded in poisoning our government. .
The haters who are close to, and inside our government don’t want us to realize that they have used the US for many years, and especially since the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Unsubstantiated fear and hatred of Iraq has cost us the lives of nearly 3000 Americans, and a countless number of Iraqis, and others. It was our choice, and not an imminent threat or danger that led us into Iraq. The same people who promoted the false idea that Hussein had WMD, and that we had no choice except to invade Iraq, are the same people who today voted to hurt Palestine as much as they can because they hate Palestinians. They are the same people who are saying that the Iraq Study Group Report on Iraq promotes defeat, and that under no circumstance should the US ever talk to Syria and Iran, and that to remove combat troops from Iraq, will leave our diplomats unprotected and subject to violent abuse by the Iraqis once the US leaves.
Read this article and just go through your mind of all the things We were lied to about why We had to defeat the "terrorists" and make the world a safer place. Bushie has repeated, over and over, He wants us to be safe and they hate our freedoms..cough, cough.. A question to ask those who don't believe what really happened on 9/11 and still think that the "official story" is true: Do you believe the government intended to do what they said they could and that the people living in those countries would welcome our liberation with open arms once they get a dose of freedom?Now, do you believe that We were scamed?
Attacks against foreign occupation forces in Afghanistan have escalated both in frequency and intensity to a point where large parts of the country are in a state of total insurrection and lawlessness. According to NATO, as of mid-November there were 97 suicide attacks this year that killed 217 people. To get a glimpse of the reality as opposed to the Hollywood-style fiction peddled by the US, here is a summary of the Associated Press Online report for November 26: a suicide-bomber killed 15 people and wounded 24 others, including an Afghan special forces commander and a district chief, at a restaurant in southeastern Paktika province on November 26. A day earlier, there were four separate attacks against NATO forces in different parts of southern Afghanistan. In the Tirin Kot district of Uruzgan province, one NATO soldier was killed; in the Panjwayi district of Qandahar province,three NATO soldiers were injured; in neighbouring Zabul province the Taliban attacked the Arghandab district chief’s compound and clashed with the police for an hour. District chief Fazal Bari claimed one Taliban fighter was killed while the police suffered no casualties. The same night, a police convoy was ambushed on the main Kabul-Qandahar highway in Zabul province, in which incident the Zabul police chief Jainani Khan claimed to have killed one Taliban fighter without giving figures for police casualties.
by Peter Rost
Whistleblowers are traitors. There is no question that this is what most corporations and government entities think. It doesn’t matter if the target is a private corporation, such as Enron with whistleblower Sherron Watkins, a government entity such as the FDA with whistleblower David Graham or an entire country, such as President Putin’s Russia, which former Russian KGB agent and whistleblower Alexander Litvinenko harshly criticized.
All these entities react the same way: Shut down the whistleblower. Fire him, silence him, or kill him, whatever it takes.
It is no secret that former Enron CEO Ken Lay immediately contacted his lawyers and tried to come up with a way to fire Sherron Watkins after she wrote an e-mail warning him that “I am incredibly nervous that we will implode in a wave of accounting scandals.”
It is also no secret that the FDA brass tried to shut down David Graham. Dr. Graham said, “Prior to my Senate testimony in mid-November of 2004, there was an orchestrated campaign by senior level FDA managers to intimidate me so that I would not testify before Congress.”
Dr. Graham explained that this intimidation took several forms. The FDA tried to stop an article he wrote for the Lancet; they contacted Senator Grassley's office and attempted to prevent him from calling Dr. Graham as a witness and his superiors even posed as whistleblowers and contacted Dr. Graham’s attorney and attempted to convince him that he should not represent Dr. Graham.
Now that we have put behind us the WMD canards and Iraq’s non-existent links to the atrocities of 9/11 – the Bush administration and its mass media collaborators are marketing new and improved lies.
The new tall tale is that we went to Iraq on a noble mission to spread the blessings of democracy in the region. And that the democratically elected Prime Minister – Nouri Al-Maliki - is being subverted by rouge death squads and the insurgents. There is only one problem with this scenario – Maliki is the defacto leader of the death squads. He’s quite happy to have the Marines engaging the insurgents in Ramadi while his security forces and allied militias go about the nasty business of ethnically cleansing Baghdad.
Fully two years ago, there was more than enough evidence to suggest that the Bush administration was complicit in establishing and nurturing death squads. Long after the death squads appeared on the scene – outfitted in their official issue police uniforms – American advisers continued to equip, train and provide logistical support to the Iranian trained militants who had infiltrated the security forces.
It’s hard to imagine that the folks in the Pentagon and the CIA failed to notice the open collaboration of the Iraqi security forces with the death squads. The history of this dark chapter in the American occupation of Iraq is slowly coming to light thanks to folks like Seymour Hersch and Kim Sengupta. While Hersch’s initial accounts were met by denial, The Pentagon no longer bothers disputing articles like one by Sengupta that appeared in The Independent on 10/31/2006.
I sent Sam a message describing 9/11 blogger as a site that searches for what really happened on 9/11, since He formely worked for the U.S. embassy in the Phillippines. I found his article in Counterpunch (No ,don't razz Me...I'm not a leftgatekeeper, I keep track of what the other side says) .This is what He wrote back;
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 09:50:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: sam karmilowicz
Subject: Allegations of war crimes and human rights
violations against the U.S
To whom it may concern:
My name is Samuel Karmilowicz. I am a former Special Agent of the U.S. State Department Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service.
I believe information that I acquired while I was a U.S. State Department Security Office at the U.S.embassy in Manila may be of interest since it reveals the U.S. government's complicity in the torturing of Abdul Murad, an alleged terrorist suspect while he was held in captivity by the Philippine Intelligence Bureau; the U.S. government's use of me as an unwitting courier to collect and transfer what I later determined to be the proceeds of torture; and information indicating that the U.S. government had prior knowledge that Tariq Javed Rana, a suspected Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence operative had ties to Ramzi Yousef and Khaled Shaik Mohammed while these individuals were devising what is now acknowledged to be the plot to use commercial airline carriers as missiles to destroy buildings such as the Pentagon, CIA headquarters, and the World Trade Center Towers in New York City. My evidence reveals that the U.S. government has deliberately withheld information from the American public in order to assert - what is now acknowledged to be - false pretenses to invade and occupy the nation of Iraq. Recent comments by Pervez Musharraf, the President of Pakistan also indicate the U.S. threatened to bomb Pakistan into 'the stone age' if the government of Pakistan refused to comply with their demands - an outcome that closely parallels the collective and disproportionate punishment that the people of Lebanon received from the Israeli army last month.