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Justice Department Drops "Dirty Bomb Plot" Allegation

The Shrinking Case Against Binyam Mohamed
Justice Department Drops "Dirty Bomb Plot" Allegation

By ANDY WORTHINGTON

As the Washington Post reported yesterday, the US Justice Department has dropped the key allegation against British resident and Guantánamo prisoner Binyam Mohamed -- that he was involved, with American citizen Jose Padilla, in a plot to detonate a “dirty bomb” in a US city.

For over three years, Binyam’s lawyers at Reprieve, the London-based legal action charity, have been arguing that the allegations against Binyam were extracted through the use of torture -- in Morocco, where Binyam was tortured for 18 months, after being rendered by the CIA, and at the CIA’s own “Dark Prison,” near Kabul, where he was held for four or five months from January 2004, before his transfer to the US military prison at Bagram airbase, and his eventual arrival at Guantánamo in September 2004.

9/11 and the Great American Decline

Mr. Ford is careful not to espouse the "inside job" thesis, however his account of two Israeli "journalists" frothing at the mouth over the attacks is new to me

The author begins with his encounter with two Israelis on the banks of the Hudson River as the second tower fell at the World Trade Center, and proceeds through the brief euphoria at "victory" in Iraq, and subsequent reversals in U.S. fortunes. "9/11 may one day be viewed much like the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand, in 1914: as an occurrence that merely served to ignite the inevitable. The Bush regime desperately wanted a global war, and it got one." But rather than ushering in an era of unchallenged American hegemony, the U.S. entered into irreversible decline.

9/11 and the Great American Decline

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

"9/11 was wielded as a kind of weapon to take down the planet."

"So, what do you think will happen now?" The question was posed by the taller of two young Israelis, my sole companions in this section of Liberty State Park on the Jersey City side of the Hudson River, the morning of September 11, 2001.

Reel Bad Arabs

I took the liberty of uploading this film to Google Video. Based on Jack Shaheen's book of the same name, it explores Hollywood's relentless vilification of Arabs and Muslims both prior to and after 911. Essential viewing.

Harry Belafonte questions 911

I'm not sure if this has been posted here before. It's from the Black State of the Union Feb 25, 2006. Typically inspired speech by Belafonte in which he broadens the definition of "terrorism" and wonders aloud whether Bin Laden was responsible for 911.

Truth Revolution

Hey everyone,

Here’s my latest. Hope you like it.

if you haven’t already please come on over to truthaction.org/forum and add your city for October 11th.

Leader of Al Qaeda group in Iraq was fictional, U.S. military says

Incredibly, the article goes on to claim that the ruse was performed not by the US military (heavens no), but by “Al-Qaeda in Mesopatamia”. (!!??)

How long before we have an “al-Qaeda in Bermuda”? What about “Al-Qaeda in Antarctica”? It’s only a matter of time...

Leader of Al Qaeda group in Iraq was fictional, U.S. military says

BAGHDAD: For more than a year, the leader of one the most notorious insurgent groups in Iraq was said to be a mysterious Iraqi named Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi.

As the titular head of the Islamic State in Iraq, an organization publicly backed by Al Qaeda, Baghdadi issued a steady stream of incendiary pronouncements. Despite claims by Iraqi officials that he had been killed in May, Baghdadi appeared to have persevered unscathed.

On Wednesday, a senior American military spokesman provided a new explanation for Baghdadi's ability to escape attack: He never existed.

Brigadier General Kevin Bergner, the chief American military spokesman, said the elusive Baghdadi was actually a fictional character whose audio-taped declarations were provided by an elderly actor named Abu Adullah al-Naima.

The Ghost in the Machine

Here is a wonderful article to send to family members and friends still under the delusion that the Bush administration is somehow interested in “freedom” and “democracy”.

Most articles on Strauss are either too short, too long or too cerebral for the average reader. This piece strikes a nice balance and states in plain language exactly what Strauss – and by extension, the neocons – are all about:

http://dissidentnews.wordpress.com/2007/01/27/straussism-the-neocon-philosophy-directing-the-age-of-tyranny-looking-glass-...

Bush seems to enjoy unwavering support by approximately one-quarter of the American population. This bloc is apparently comprised of confused Christian fundamentalists who believe Bush is a man of God, if not the son of God himself;) Yet the philosopher from whose beliefs the neocon agenda derives was anything but religious: he regarded religion in precisely the same manner as Marx. Well almost: “Marx called religion the opium of the people, Strauss thought the people needed their opium.”

Article on Michael Moore from Post Chronicle

Looks like this is starting to pick up some press...

edit: The Title of this piece (as well as the body) attributes false statements to Moore. Although he questioned aspects of the attacks and called for a new investigation he did not claim that it was an "inside job".

Michael Moore: '9/11 Was An Inside Job,' Speaks At 'Sicko' Premiere
By Jack Ryan
Jun 20, 2007

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_21287595.shtml

Michael Moore has revealed that he thinks that 9/11 was an inside job. At Michael Moore's 'Sicko' film premiere, he let his opinion be known about what he thought of 9/11, and he thinks the tragedy was an inside job.

During Michael Moore's film premiere, two young men approached him for an interview and asked him to comment on the 9/11 tragedy.

When Moore was asked what he thought about 9/11, he claimed that there's much more to story and to the investigation than we know about. He says the government "hasn't even told half of the truth", and he intends to find out the whole truth.

Israel's Post-911 Economic Boom

Naomi Klein
Saturday June 16, 2007
The Guardian

Gaza in the hands of Hamas, with masked militants sitting in the president's chair; the West Bank on the edge; Israeli army camps hastily assembled in the Golan Heights; a spy satellite over Iran and Syria; war with Hizbullah a hair trigger away; a scandal-plagued political class facing a total loss of public faith. At a glance, things aren't going well for Israel. But here's a puzzle: why, in the midst of such chaos and carnage, is the Israeli economy booming like it's 1999, with a roaring stock market and growth rates nearing China's?

Shin Bet Organized 1976 Hijacking by Palestinians

Amazing new article from the Jerusalem Post has Shin Bet organizing Palestinian patsies for a hijacking circa 1976.

"According to his information, the hijack was the work of the PFLP, with help from the Israeli Secret Service, the Shin Bet," he wrote.

"The operation was designed to torpedo the PLO's (Palestine Liberation Organization) standing in France and to prevent what they see as a growing rapprochement between the PLO and the Americans."

Relevant to 911? You better believe it.

From the Jerusalem Post:

Published: June 1, 2007

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) may have been involved in the hijack of an Air France plane in 1976 by Palestinian terrorists, according to newly declassified British government documents released Friday.

Some 100 passengers were held by hijackers at Entebbe airport in Uganda during an eight-day ordeal that concluded when General Staff Reconnaissance Unit (Sayeret Matkal) troops stormed the building where captives were held.

24 people died in the shoot-out, including three hostages, 20 Ugandans and the commander of the rescue team, Yoni Netanyahu.

"Al-Qaeda" Planning Nuclear Attacks On 7 U.S. Cities

* Evidence the Saudi intelligence service claims bin Laden has an arsenal of between 40 and 70 tactical nuclear weapons

* Russian sources that claim bin Laden bought 12 to 15 fully assembled nuclear weapons

Williams maintains that al-Qaida is not content on blowing up one nuclear device or even simply a "dirty" nuke — but wants to explode real nuclear devices in seven U.S. cities simultaneously.

I normally just laugh at this stuff, but this is a chilling article. In fact it's the third time in a matter of weeks I've heard Mueller pushing the "nuclear threat" from "Al-Qaeda". Tell me these lunatics aren't gonna set off a goddman nuclear bomb.

May 31, 2007

Al-Qaida Plans Nuclear Attacks On 7 U.S. Cities

NewsMax Wires

The newly released book "The Day of Islam: The Annihilation of America and the Western World," (Prometheus Books) paints a frightening picture of al-Qaida's nuclear ambitions — one every American must read.

Seasoned investigative reporter and former FBI consultant Paul Williams reveals the alarming potential for nuclear terrorism on U.S. soil and the sinister connections among organized crime, illegal immigrants, and al-Qaida.

Mossad Agent Pearlman Releases new "Al-Qaeda" Tape

While President Bush authorizes the CIA to bankroll and arm the real Al-Qaeda in Iran

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Adam Pearlman, the Jewish Mossad agent who once wrote stinging essays condemning Muslims as "bloodthirsty terrorists", has once again popped up as an "Al-Qaeda spokesman" to frighten the dwindling number of Americans who still believe Al-Qaeda exists outside of U.S. intelligence circles.

"An American member of al-Qaida warned President Bush on Tuesday to end U.S. involvement in all Muslim lands or face an attack worse than the Sept. 11 suicide assault, according to a new videotape."

"Wearing a white robe and a turban, Adam Yehiye Gadahn, who also goes by the name Azzam al-Amriki, said al-Qaida would not negotiate on its demands," reports the Associated Press.

Who is the mysterious Adam Yehiye Gadahn?

More:

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/may2007/300507phonytape.htm

"Al-Qaeda" is officially a joke.

Blood Money

A picture I put together in honor of Larry's winnings.

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Those who came before...

I stated in a previous blog that there is a direct correlation between a movement’s potential for producing change and the level of skullduggery the state will direct against it.

So far we have been lucky: we have only had to contend with disinformation, intimidation, infiltration, smear by association and so on. The more effective we become, however, the more drastic and potentially violent the US government’s response. The attempt to paint Luke in NY as a "terrorist" may be a sign of things to come.

Many 911 truth activists are newbies to the activism scene in general. Many have never handed out flyers, let alone engaged in illegal – but non-violent – direct action, such as shutting down a meeting between oligarchs or chaining themselves to the headquarters of a media outlet. I am one of these “newbies”, but I'm also a sucker for history. I consider it vital that we take a look at those who have come before us and learn from their successes and failures.

America has a little-known history of extremely violent action by the state against labor activists. To take merely a handful of examples from a twenty year period: