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Exposing Pentagon and CIA Corruption: SueAnn Arrigo's Explosive Revelations

By STEPHEN LENDMAN
June 11, 2008

Part of her job involved intelligence gathering on Iraq and Afghanistan - until August 2004 when she refused to spread propaganda about a non-existant Iranian nuclear weapons program and left. She followed in the footsteps of others at CIA who resigned for reasons of conscience and became critics - most notably Ray McGovern, Ralph McGehee, and Phil Agee.

On May 16, 2008, Arrigo sent extensive government corruption and cover-up information to Henry Waxman, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee - in 12 separate cases. This article covers four of them or about one-third of what Congress got. The 12 are explosive and revealing but just the tip of the iceberg:

-- of government corruption and war profiteering;

-- sweetheart deals and kickbacks;

-- high-level types on the take;

-- trillions of missing dollars;

-- on September 10, 2001, Rumsfeld admitting "According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions;"

-- imagine the current amount;

-- its corrosive effect on the nation; and people should

Sonny Bono 'assassinated' by hitmen

Is there a connection here to Sibel Edmonds' story? Read this article all the way to the end. Maybe someone else will see something in this. Alvin
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April 04, 2008

SONNY Bono, former husband and singing partner of superstar Cher, was clubbed to death by hitmen on the orders of drug and weapons dealers who feared he was going to expose them, a former FBI agent claims.

Ted Gunderson, now a private investigator, has told the US Globe tabloid that Bono, who served as mayor of Palm Springs for four years, did not die after hitting a tree on a Nevada ski slope in January 1998 as everyone believed.

"It's nonsense for anyone to now try to suggest that Bono died after crashing into a tree. There's zero evidence in this autopsy report... to show such an accident happened. Instead, there's powerful proof he was assassinated.

...Investigator Bob Fletcher had also confessed he sent evidence of a 10-year study that linked top US government officials to arms and weapons dealers to Bono less than a month before his death, the Globe reported.

"(Bono) was going to make it his No.1 priority... There's no doubt in my mind Sonny was murdered by someone who needed him silenced," Mr Fletcher told the paper.

LINK TO ORIGINAL

Ted Olson's Report of Phone Calls from Barbara Olson on 9/11: Three Official Denials

by David Ray Griffin
Global Research, April 1, 2008

Late in the day on 9/11, CNN put out a story that began: “Barbara Olson, a conservative commentator and attorney, alerted her husband, Solicitor General Ted Olson, that the plane she was on was being hijacked Tuesday morning, Ted Olson told CNN.” According to this story, Olson reported that his wife had “called him twice on a cell phone from American Airlines Flight 77,” saying that “all passengers and flight personnel, including the pilots, were herded to the back of the plane by armed hijackers. The only weapons she mentioned were knives and cardboard cutters.”2

VICE-PRESIDENT CHENEY RESIGNS

Cites conversion to Buddhism and enormous guilt for "all the bad things I've done"

American Buddhist Net News
April 1, 2008

"I just couldn't take it any longer," the former vice-president said at a hastily called news conference at midnight on the steps of the White House.

"For my whole life, I had always believed what I had been taught--that greed is good, and that anger is our best weapon against the people we hate. When I realized how wrong I have been, well... I am terribly sorry for all the bad things I have done."

Standing at his side in place of president Bush, Laura Bush said of his resignation: "Naturally we do not approve of his conversion to a godless faith, but we accept his decision and will pray for him, as always."

Cheney's resignation was likely prompted by a recent meeting with the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader. Witnesses reported seeing the vice president in tears after his meeting with the monk last week. One heard him exclaim, "How could I have done that? What was I thinking all these years?"

Conspiracy theologian

David Ray Griffin on the 9/11 Truth Movement and Bush-Cheney’s “stupid” imperialism

By Matthew Singer 03/27/2008

When David Ray Griffin conceived his first book regarding the events of Sept. 11, 2001, his interpretation of what transpired that day revolved around the concept of blowback, that the attacks were a byproduct of America’s decades of aggressive foreign policy toward the Middle East. In short, at the time, he bought the official story of 9/11. He wasn’t letting the United States government off the hook for their role in the attacks, but he wasn’t placing culpability where he would eventually place it: squarely on the shoulders of the Bush administration.

Engineer Society Accused of Cover-Ups

By CAIN BURDEAU – 45 minutes ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The professional organization for engineers who build the nation's roads, dams and bridges has been accused by fellow engineers of covering up catastrophic design flaws while investigating national disasters.

After the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center and the levee failures caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the federal government paid the American Society of Civil Engineers to investigate what went wrong.

Critics now accuse the group of covering up engineering mistakes, downplaying the need to alter building standards, and using the investigations to protect engineers and government agencies from lawsuits.

...In the World Trade Center case, critics contend the engineering society wrongly concluded skyscrapers cannot withstand getting hit by airplanes. In the hurricane investigation, it was accused of suggesting that the power of the storm was as big a problem as the poorly designed levees.

...Seed accused the engineering society and the Army Corps of collusion, writing an Oct. 20 letter alleging that the two organizations worked together "to promulgate misleading studies and statements, to subvert appropriate independent investigations ... to literally attempt to change some of the critical apparent answers regarding lessons to be learned."

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Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, a structural engineer and forensics expert, contends his computer simulations disprove the society's findings that skyscrapers could not be designed to withstand the impact of a jetliner.

Astaneh-Asl, who received money from the National Science Foundation to investigate the collapse, insisted most New York skyscrapers built with traditional designs would survive such an impact and prevent the kind of fires that brought down the twin towers.

He also questioned the makeup of the society's investigation team. On the team were the wife of the trade center's structural engineer and a representative of the buildings' original design team.

"I call this moral corruption," said Astaneh-Asl, who is on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.

LINK TO ORIGINAL

For sale: West’s deadly nuclear secrets

January 6, 2008

A WHISTLEBLOWER has made a series of extraordinary claims about how corrupt government officials allowed Pakistan and other states to steal nuclear weapons secrets.

Sibel Edmonds, a 37-year-old former Turkish language translator for the FBI, listened into hundreds of sensitive intercepted conversations while based at the agency’s Washington field office.

She approached The Sunday Times last month after reading about an Al-Qaeda terrorist who had revealed his role in training some of the 9/11 hijackers while he was in Turkey.

...“What I found was damning,” she said. “While the FBI was investigating, several arms of the government were shielding what was going on.”

...Edmonds said the State Department official once again proved useful. “A primary target would call the official and point to names on the list and say, ‘We need to get them out of the US because we can’t afford for them to spill the beans’,” she said. “The official said that he would ‘take care of it’.”

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9/11 Panel Study Finds That C.I.A. Withheld Tapes

This story contains classic examples of the psy-ops/disinformation techniques of "limited hang-out," "misdirection," "delay, delay, delay," and just getting the details of the matter so bollixed up the public will become confused and go away.

Here's a pretty good definition of "limited hang-out": A limited hangout is a form of deception, misdirection, or coverup often associated with intelligence agencies involving a release or "mea culpa" type of confession of only part of a set of previously hidden sensitive information, that establishes credibility for the one releasing the information who by the very act of confession appears to be "coming clean" and acting with integrity; but in actuality by withholding key facts is protecting a deeper crime and those who could be exposed if the whole truth came out.

What's the "whole truth?" The official story of 9/11 is false. Yes, we all know that, but this is a very big nail in its coffin. This is a big story and should be followed closely. This is also a good "detail" to bring up with friends who are still lost in the woods. Alvin
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By MARK MAZZETTI
Published: December 22, 2007

WASHINGTON — A review of classified documents by former members of the Sept. 11 commission shows that the panel made repeated and detailed requests to the Central Intelligence Agency in 2003 and 2004 for documents and other information about the interrogation of operatives of Al Qaeda, and were told by a top C.I.A. official that the agency had “produced or made available for review” everything that had been requested.

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What Is Probably in the Missing Tapes

Naomi says it all..almost. She leaves out one crucial point, however--those "confessions" are also central to the government story on 9/11. She does hint about it, though (see boldface type below). Naomi, why the reticence on 9/11? Why keep playing that game? Don't write for Alexander Cockburn, Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky, Justin Raimondo, or whomever. Just tell the truth. The official story of 9/11 is not based on evidence and this story is yet another proof of that fact. Alvin
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Naomi Wolf
December 13, 2007

To judge from firsthand documents obtained by the ACLU through a FOIA lawsuit, we can guess what is probably on the missing CIA interrogation tapes -- as well as understand why those implicated are spinning so hard to pretend the tapes do not document a series of evident crimes.

...What we are likely to see if the tapes documenting the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah and Abd Al-Rahim Al-Nashiri are ever recovered is that the "confessions" of the prisoners upon which the White House has built its entire case for subverting the Constitution and suspending civil liberties in this country was obtained through methods such as electrocution, beating to the point of organ failure, hanging prisoners from the wrists from a ceiling, suffocation, and threats against family members ("I am going to find your mother and I am going to fuck her" is one direct quote from a US interrogator). On the missing tapes, we would likely see responses from the prisoners that would be obvious to us as confessions to anything at all in order to end the violence. In other words, if we could witness the drama of manufacturing by torture the many violently coerced "confessions" upon which the whole house of cards of this White House and its hyped "war on terror" rests, it would likely cause us to reopen every investigation, including the most serious ones (remember, even the 9/11 committee did not receive copies of the tapes); shut down the corrupt, Stalinesque Military Commissions System; turn over prisoners, the guilty and the innocent, into a working, accountable justice system operating in accordance with American values; and direct our legal scrutiny to the torturers themselves -- right up to the office of the Vice President and the President if that is where the investigations would lead.

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Peaceful tactics by Myanmar monks catch military junta off guard

These demonstrations by Burmese Buddhist monks are having an enormous impact and so far they have been 100% peaceful. They are pitted against one of the most repressive and violent regimes in the world today. We do not have a Buddhist clergy of this size in the USA, but I hope that 9/11 activists will take the time to study and understand something of the methods being used by these very savvy and brave monks in Burma. Peaceful, massive demonstrations coupled with a widespread general strike in the USA would have far more beneficial effect than anything else I can think of. Alvin
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BANGKOK, Thailand: Armed only with upturned begging bowls, chanting Buddhist monks in Myanmar have caught the country's military rulers off guard with their peaceful protests.

They have emboldened the public to take to the streets by the thousands to support the most dramatic anti-government protests the isolated Southeast Asian nation has seen in years.

Monks in traditional maroon robes — some holding their begging bowls upturned as a symbol of anti-government protest — demonstrated for a fifth straight day Saturday, and the numbers only seemed to be growing.

The Ten Worst Things about 9/11 Besides the Attacks Themselves

September 12, 2007 at 18:37:47
by Alvin Revere Page 1 of 1 page(s)
http://www.opednews.com

1) The "official conspiracy theory" (OCT) of 19 hijackers is not supported by the evidence. There are scores of books, articles, websites, and films that show this, and anyone with a modicum of curiosity can easily find the facts.

2) All mainstream US politicians have virtually sworn allegiance to the OCT and not one of them has questioned it, despite these readily available facts.

3) Mainstream US news media has not raised a single serious question about the OCT, despite the testimony of numerous experts in a variety of fields. This testimony should give mainstream journalists ample reason to at least examine the subject (the greatest news story of all time), but none has thus far. In place of real investigative journalism, mainstream news has done nothing more than parrot the OCT.

The Nuke Flight is a Major Issue CLOSELY Connected to 9/11

This issue is of major importance and I hope that people will take the time to read this essay and the one by Michael Salla, Was a Covert Attempt to Bomb Iran with Nuclear Weapons foiled by a Military Leak?. It is important to understand that this flight did NOT occur due to a mistake and that it was illegal. The orders for it had to have come from the top. This incident very much resembles a display of rogue power along the lines of 9/11. ...Alvin
(Thanks to Mssr. Jouet, for finding this one.)

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Saturday, September 8, 2007
Dave Lindorff

There’s something definitely screwy about the August 30 incident in which a B-52 bomber flew from Minot AFB in North Dakota to Barksdale AFB in Louisiana carrying five fully armed Advanced Cruise Missiles, each equipped with nuclear bombs capable of exploding at anything from 5 kilotons to 150 kilotons.

OK, the 911 issue is settled - by a complete idiot

This is a good piece, worth sending to friends who are still dubbing around trying to be "balanced," or whatever the excuse. Alvin
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(original: http://americanjourney.blogspot.com/)

June 09, 2007

I just came across this article 'debunking' the 911 Truth movement- amazingly dimissive, uninformed, and evident of conclusions written inside the bubble of the United States propaganda machine.

JFK against gov't secrecy

http://fawcett911.us/audio/JFK-SecrecyAndSecretSocietiesAndMIcomplex.mp3
(about five minutes)

This is an important tape with direct relevance to 9/11 (unless you think recent history has no relevance).

In it JFK gives his ideas about gov't secrecy, the press, and the duty of the press to tell the truth and to inform the public.

Compare his words to what we hear today.

JFK was killed in '63, about fifteen years after the "shadow gov't" in its modern form really got going.

Listen to what he says. That's where we were as a nation not so long ago.

Consider 9/11 Blogger and what people are doing on these pages.

You can feel history with this one.

David Ray Griffin has tentatively agreed to oversee a 9/11 Political Action Fund

Daricus spoke with Griffin last night and reports as follows:

"I spoke with him about your idea and he was actually quite receptive. He said that he would use the money for three or four organizations, (911truth.org being one example) plus an investigative project." (see: http://www.911blogger.com/node/8652#comment-143264)

Next steps: Bank account overseen by Griffin, PayPal account connected to it.

Please make suggestions below.

My suggestion:

There will be a need for input from people who make donations, and that can be arranged. But Americans too often get lost in the political process and fail to sieze the moment. We have an exemplary leader in Griffin. He has proved himself in every way. Let's begin this project by trusting him.