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Crying Wolf: Terror Alerts based on Fabricated Intelligence

Crying Wolf: Terror Alerts based on Fabricated Intelligence

by Michel Chossudovsky

August 20, 2006
GlobalResearch.ca

"It would be easy for terrorists to cook up radioactive ‘dirty’ bombs to explode inside the U.S. … How likely it is, I can't say..." (Secretary of State Colin Powell, 10 February 2003)

"The near-term attacks ... will either rival or exceed the 9/11 attacks... And it's pretty clear that the nation's capital and New York city would be on any list..." (DHS Secretary Tom Ridge, December 2003)

"You ask, 'Is it serious?' Yes, you bet your life. People don't do that unless it's a serious situation." (Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, December 2003)

"... Credible reporting indicates that Al Qaeda is moving forward with its plans to carry out a large-scale attack in the United States in an effort to disrupt our democratic process... (Secretary Tom Ridge, 8 July 2004)

"The enemy that struck on 9/11 is weakened and fractured yet it is still lethal and planning to hit us again." (Vice President Dick Cheney, 7 January 2006)

''Had this plot been carried out, the loss of life to innocent civilians would have been on an unprecedented scale,'' ( Home Secretary John Reid, 10 August 2006)

New Zogby Poll On Electronic Voting Attitudes

New Zogby Poll: It’s Nearly Unanimous

Monday, 21 August 2006, 11:00 pm
Article: Michael Collins

A recent Zogby poll documents ground breaking information on the attitudes of American voters toward electronic voting. They are quite clear in the belief that the outcome of an entire election can be changed due to flaws in computerized voting machines. At a stunning rate of 92%, Americans insist on the right to watch their votes being counted. And, at an overwhelming 80%, they strongly object to the use of secret computer software to tabulate votes without citizen access to that software.

The American public is clear in its desire for free, fair, and transparent elections. An 80%-90% consensus on the right to view vote counting and opposition to secrecy by voting machine vendor is both rare and remarkable in American politics. If only the public knew that these options are virtually non existent in today’s election system.

Viewing vote counting will soon become a process of watching computers, somewhat akin to watching the radio, but without sound. Secret vote counting with computer software that citizens cannot review is now a fait accompli. Most contracts between boards of elections and voting equipment manufacturers bar both elections officials and members of the public from any access to the most important computer software; the source code that directs all the functions of the voting machines, including vote counting.

Congress Poised to Unravel the Internet

Congress Poised to Unravel the Internet

Lured by huge checks handed out by the country's top lobbyists, members of Congress could soon strike a blow against Internet freedom as they seek to resolve the hot-button controversy over preserving "network neutrality." The telecommunications reform bill now moving through Congress threatens to be a major setback for those who hope that digital media can foster a more democratic society. The bill not only precludes net neutrality safeguards but also eliminates local community oversight of digital communications provided by cable and phone giants. It sets the stage for the privatized, consolidated and unregulated communications system that is at the core of the phone and cable lobbies' political agenda.

In both the House and Senate versions of the bill, Americans are described as "consumers" and "subscribers," not citizens deserving substantial rights when it comes to the creation and distribution of digital media. A handful of companies stand to gain incredible monopoly power from such legislation, especially AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon. They have already used their political clout in Washington to secure for the phone and cable industries a stunning 98 percent control of the US residential market for high-speed Internet.

Site Notes for Monday Night

Bug fixes and suggestions:

  • Spellchecker is fixed (and works quite nicely Smile)
  • URLs/Links posted into posts or comments are now automatically made into click-able links
  • Added 'multimedia' link to the site sections which links to 911podcasts
  • Moved 'Site Sections' panel to top of the left panel such that the home link 'Daily news' is always at the top
  • Tagged ~30 previous articles from this month

I just switched the theme to an updated one.. if you want to use the old one just go to your profile and choose '911bloggerCSS_initialLaunch' as your theme.

Theme related changes:

  • 'Submitted by' text now larger (was hard to read)
  • Panel links are now darker
  • Headlines are now more pronounced
  • Blog entry titles are no longer grey
  • Added 'home' link to the bottom of the page (the link home at the top is 'daily news' in the 'Site Sections' panel)

 

I also spent about an hour looking into making the main header image a click-able image to return home. I can do it no problem if I remove the upper left and upper right buttons, but if they stay I don't see a way to do it. I did actually get it working to where the buttons and the header image were all click-able, but once an image becomes click-able it can no longer re-size to be outside the visible layout. In other words, when I would re-size the window to be smaller and smaller the header image would drive more and more the right as the left edge of the image reached the boundary of the left border. I am hoping that there is some sort of javascript hack that can help me out, perhaps by listening for mouse-clicks and determining the location, or the top level panel which was clicked, or something similar. If I don't find a solution after another hour of research I may just put it off as this desire should be taken care of by creating a horizontal menu under the header image which includes all of the site sections.

Israel and 9/11

Here are a few more things to think about:

Why was this story removed from Fox News' website, and why haven't you heard about it since?

 

And why were some Israeli intelligence agents arrested, interrogated, and deported after they were found celebrating and filming the burning towers?

Then a month later, what were two more Israeli agents doing with bombs in Mexico's legislature? Then a year after that, why were Israeli agents recruiting young Palestinians into a fake "al Qaeda" cell?

But even that's not all! How is it possible that such huge stories are ignored by both the U.S. media and government?

Rummy says Flight 93 was shot down

Here you can hear and see Donald Rumsfeld saying that Flight 93 was actually shot down! Check this out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Xoxaf1Al0

peace.

Putting 9/11 Truthers on the Map

I'm not sure if this is good enough to be a blog entry but, I'm gonna take the chance...

I found out about this little gem from the Loose Change Forums the other day and decided that you guys may be interested. It's not necessarily a place to further promote the truth but, it is a place for we Truthers to gather and not only show our strength (in numbers) but also how far we reach.

What I'm referring to is a Frappr Map dedicated to 9/11 Truthers all around the world: http://www.frappr.com/911truthmovement

Right now there are 52 members, most of them coming from the LC site. I just wanted take the time and post the information here in hopes to grow it into a huge community and another place to chat with like minded folks.

There's lots of interesting things to do there including a really neat real time chat, forums, pictures and much more!

Check it out! Join us.

Salon: Real threat or fake terror?

Salon: Real threat or fake terror?

"...On Aug. 10, British authorities announced that they had made 24 arrests in a plot to use liquid explosives to down airliners en route to the United States from London. Stepping off Air Force One in Wisconsin that morning, the news from Britain still fresh, President Bush called the arrests "a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists." He warned Americans to be on the alert. "We're still not completely safe, because there are people that still plot and people who want to harm us for what we believe in."

Less than 24 hours later, police in Caro, population 4,000, stopped the three men outside a local Wal-Mart with roughly 1,000 cheap cellphones in their van. It was 2 a.m., and they had just purchased 80 cellphones from the store, raising the suspicion of an employee. Less than a year before, federal law enforcement officials had warned their state and local counterparts to be on the lookout for people buying large numbers of prepaid cellphones, since the phones could be used as detonators. The Caro police arrested the Othmans and Muhareb.

Craig Murray on the UK "Liquid Terror" Plot

As Britain's outspoken Ambassador to the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, Craig Murray helped expose vicious human rights abuses by the US-funded regime of Islam Karimov. He is now a prominent critic of Western policy in the region.

Murray is doing an excellent job critically analysing the "Liquid Terror Plot". Right now he's verbally jousting with the President of the UK's Association of Chief Police Officers, but check out his posts over the last couple of weeks, good stuff;

Ken Jones, president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, appears appalled (Letters, August 19) that I had the temerity to suggest that the police and security services are becoming politicised. Yet in this same letter, he specifically states that the police last year requested longer periods of detention without charge, and he argues that "our core criminal-justice processes ... must continue to evolve to adapt to the very real threat we now face". Mr Jones is a policeman with a deeply political agenda. His "evolution" is a continual increase of police powers and diminution of the rights of the individual. There could be no clearer example than his letter of what it is that makes me uneasy about the politicisation of the police. It used to be their job to enforce the laws, not tell us what they "must" be.

9/11 Freeway Blogging - Boston, MA

9/11 Freeway blogging in the Boston, MA area (Woburn, MA to be exact).

2006-08-21

This is a very visible bridge in Woburn, MA that has had US flags plastered all over it since 9/11.  There are often signs posted welcoming home troops on this bridge. 

I decided to post my own brand of patriotism this morning.

CLICK HERE to see more images.

My 7 ft by 4 ft sign was up for at least 2 hours this morning.  I will check back later today to see if it is still up.  I will be making and posting more signs in the coming weeks.

Happy Freeway Blogging.

SeanJ

Audio: Aldous Huxley: The Ultimate Revolution

Aldous Huxley: The Ultimate Revolution

(March 20, 1962) - A recorded lecture in which the author of Brave New World discusses using terrorism to create willing slaves out of the population.

Also see:

  • The Psychology Behind Mass Subservience to Tyranny
    "Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harderthan a fear of sudden death."
    - Adolf Hitler
  • Something That Seems To Quiet All Debunkers

    Simple question:

    Could you please explain to me why a terrorist would plant evidence to incriminate themselves?

    http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?011008fa_FACT

    QUOTE
    Many of the investigators believe that some of the initial clues that were uncovered about the terrorists' identities and preparations, such as flight manuals, were meant to be found. A former high-level intelligence official told me, "Whatever trail was left was left deliberately—for the F.B.I. to chase."
    "Oh, What a tangled web we weave, when we wish to decieve."

    FOR CONTEXT, please see:

  • "Let's discuss the 9/11 hijackers"
    valis.cjb.cc/hijackers.html
  • "Or were there hijackers?" - A rebuttal
    valis.cjb.cc/hijackers4.html
  • Insider Trading Immediately Prior To 9-11

    The following is a collection of articles regarding insider trading immediately prior to the September 11th attacks.

    * German Firm Probes Final World Trade Center Deals
    http://propagandamatrix.com/german_firm_pr...orld_trade.html

    QUOTE
    PIRMASENS, Germany (Reuters) - German computer experts are working round the clock to unlock the truth behind an unexplained surge in financial transactions made just before two hijacked planes crashed into New York's World Trade Center on September 11.

    Were criminals responsible for the sharp rise in credit card transactions that moved through some computer systems at the WTC shortly before the planes hit the twin towers?


    * Whatever happened to the WTC HARD-DRIVE recoveries?
    http://www.libertyforum.org/showflat.php?C...b=&o=&vc=1&t=-1

    Who's my next big Hollywood hope? George Lucas. No joke.

    As George Lucas said in Time Magazine:

    "All democracies turn into dictatorships—but not by coup. The people give their democracy to a dictator, whether it's Julius Caesar or Napoleon or Adolf Hitler. Ultimately, the general population goes along with the idea ... What kinds of things push people and institutions into this direction?

    ...That's the issue that I've been exploring: How did the Republic turn into the Empire? That's paralleled with: How did Anakin turn into Darth Vader? How does a good person go bad, and how does a democracy become a dictatorship? It isn't that the Empire conquered the Republic, it's that the Empire is the Republic."

    "Lucas' comments clarify the connection between the Anakin trilogy and the Luke trilogy: that the Empire was created out of the corruption of the Republic, and that somebody had to fight it."

    "One day Princess Leia and her friends woke up and said, 'This isn't the Republic anymore, it's the Empire. We are the bad guys. Well, we don't agree with this. This democracy is a sham, it's all wrong.'"

    The none-too-subtle staged terrorist attack against Senator Padme Amidala's ship to usher in an era of "security" and ultimately the take-over by the Dark Side did not go unnoticed. I didn't miss the similarities to the problem-reaction-solution system that has been utilized by world leaders as far back as the history books go. The parents who paid $8 admission charge each for their kids to see Episode 2 seemed to have missed the point. But the children got it.