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Rumsfeld Files Reveal Pre-9/11 Focus on Iraq

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Rumsfeld Files Reveal Pre-9/11 Focus on Iraq
Feb 8, 2011

"At the right moment, we may want to give Saddam Hussein a way out for his family to live in comfort," Rumsfeld wrote on Sept. 21, 2001, in a one-sentence memo.

Sharon Weinberger

Thousands of documents made available by Donald Rumsfeld to coincide with the publication of his memoir today reveal an early focus on Iraq, even before 9/11, and his willingness to consider a variety of options that critics might consider hypocritical but that the former defense secretary regarded as thoroughly rational.

"At the right moment, we may want to give Saddam Hussein a way out for his family to live in comfort," Rumsfeld wrote on Sept. 21, 2001, in a one-sentence memo.

Rumsfeld's so-called "snowflake" memos -- he issued hundreds of them from 2001 to 2006 -- are now available as part of an online library of documents released Monday evening on his personal website, The Rumsfeld Papers, to coincide with the release of his 700-page memoir, "Known and Unknown."

Moore sues ‘Fahrenheit 9/11′ producers, alleging profits skimming By Eric W. Dolan Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 RAW

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/michael-moore-files-lawsuit-fahrenheit-911-profits/

Moore sues ‘Fahrenheit 9/11′ producers, alleging profits skimming

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

michaelmoore0208 Moore sues Fahrenheit 9/11 producers, alleging profits skimmingAcademy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore has sued financiers Harvey and Bob Weinstein for allegedly skimming more than $2.7 million from the profits of the 2004 documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11".

According to the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, "This case is about classic Hollywood accounting tricks and financial deception perpetrated by The Fellowship Adventure Group (TFAG) and its owners, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, against its partner Westside Productions, LLC, the "loan out" company for acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore."

The Weinstein brothers founded Miramax Films in 1979, but later sold the company to The Walt Disney Co. They have produced movies such as "Pulp Fiction," "Scary Movie," "Chicago," and many more.

Evidence of 2002 Taliban Offer Damages Myth of al Qaeda Ties by Gareth Porter / February 8th, 2011 Dissident Voice

http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/02/evidence-of-2002-taliban-offer-damages-myth-of-al-qaeda-ties/#more-29121

Evidence of 2002 Taliban Offer Damages Myth of al Qaeda Ties

by Gareth Porter / February 8th, 2011

(IPS) — The central justification of the U.S.-NATO war against the Afghan Taliban – that the Taliban would allow al Qaeda to return to Afghanistan – has been challenged by new historical evidence of offers by the Taliban leadership to reconcile with the Hamid Karzai government after the fall of the Taliban government in late 2001.

The evidence of the Taliban peace initiatives comes from a new paper drawn from the first book-length study of Taliban- al Qaeda relations thus far, as well as an account in another recent study on the Taliban in Kandahar province by journalist Anand Gopal.

In a paper published Monday by the Center on International Cooperation at New York University, Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn recount the decision by the Taliban leadership in 2002 to offer political reconciliation with the U.S.-backed Afghan administration.

Welcome to OpenLeaks (REAL DEAL?)


http://www.openleaks.org/content/index.shtml

Welcome to OpenLeaks

OpenLeaks is a project that aims at making whistleblowing safer and more widespread. This will be done by providing dedicated and generally free services to whistleblowers and organizations interested in transparency. We will also create a Knowledge Base aiming to provide a comprehensive reference to all areas surrounding whistleblowing.

Watch our draft video to see how we will work and how this is different from existing whistleblowing platforms.

OpenLeaks 101 from openleaks on Vimeo.

Rep. Jane Harman to quit Congress: reports By Sahil Kapur Monday, February 7th, 2011 RAW

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/rep-jane-harman-quit-congress-reports/

WHO IS JANE HARMON?
Jane Harmon on 911blogger: http://911blogger.com/search/node/jane%20harman

Rep. Jane Harman to quit Congress: reports

By Sahil Kapur
Monday, February 7th, 2011

Rep. Jane Harman to quit Congress: reportsWASHINGTON – Ten-year Rep. Jane Harman, a Democrat from California, is expected to resign from Congress soon to head the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson Center, according to three major media outlets.

NBC's Andrea Mitchell broke the news on Twitter Monday morning, writing: "[S]ources tell me Jane Harman to quit Congress succeed Lee Hamilton heading Woodrow Wilson Center, DC think tank - will be official tomorrow[.]"

An NBC article added that Harman will become the president and CEO of the Wilson Center, a nonpartisan research institute.

The news was soon confirmed by Mike Allen of Politico, who heard from a "a close friend of Harman's" that the congresswoman's resignation was likely imminent.

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza also confirmed with "two senior Democratic leadership aides" that Harman intends to quit.

Under ‘emergency’ for decades, Egypt’s special powers mirrored in post-9/11 US By Stephen C. Webster Friday, January 28th, RAW

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/01/perpetual-emergency-1981-egypt-gave-government-uslike-special-powers/

Under ‘emergency’ for decades, Egypt’s special powers mirrored in post-9/11 US

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, January 28th, 2011 -- 1:29 pm

Under emergency for decades, Egypts special powers mirrored in post 9/11 US Indefinite detention. Ubiquitous torture. Secret courts. Special authority for police interventions. The complete absence of privacy, even in one's own home.

Astute followers of American politics might think those items a dog whistle, evoking the worst civil liberties abuses permitted by the USA PATRIOT Act and other "emergency" provisions passed in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001.

They are, in fact, just a few of the powers claimed in an Egyptian "emergency" law passed in 1958, that goes even further than the controversial American security provisions.

The law has been used to keep the country under an officially declared "state of emergency" since the assassination of President Anwar el-Sadat in 1981. Prior to that, it had been invoked frequently since 1967, in the aftermath of the Arab-Israeli war.

Guns and Butter - "Cognitive Infiltration" with Tod Fletcher

http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/67100
Guns and Butter - "Cognitive Infiltration" with Tod Fletcher
January 26, 2011

Guns and Butter -
Guns and Butter - "Cognitive Infiltration" with Tod Fletcher

We discuss David Ray Griffin's newest book, Cognitive Infiltration, which is a deconstruction and debunking of Obama appointee, Cass Sunstein's, paper, "Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures", in which Sunstein proposes a new government COINTELPRO type infiltration of groups which research and promote ideas and explanations that run contrary to US government narratives, most specifically about the events of September 11th. First aired in part on fund drive, today we air the entire show.

ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD | OFFICIAL RELEASE | 2011

ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD | OFFICIAL RELEASE | 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9WVZddH9w

TZMOfficialChannel | January 25, 2011 | 2,221 likes, 31 dislikes

This is the Official Online (Youtube) Release of "Zeitgeist: Moving Forward" by Peter Joseph. [30 subtitles pending]

On Jan. 15th, 2011, "Zeitgeist: Moving Forward" was released theatrically to sold out crowds in 60 countries; 31 languages; 295 cities and 341 Venues. It has been noted as the largest non-profit independent film release in history.

This is a non-commercial work and is available online for free viewing and no restrictions apply to uploading/download/posting/linking - as long as no money is exchanged.

A Free DVD Torrent of the full 2 hr and 42 min film in 30 languages is also made available through the main website [below], with instructions on how one can download and burn the movie to DVD themselves. His other films are also freely available in this format.

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Jesse Ventura Sues TSA in Pat-Down Smackdown 01/24/2011

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Jesse Ventura Sues TSA in Pat-Down Smackdown

Former governor Jesse Ventura never shied away from a battle during his one term as Minnesota's chief executive.

Now, as a "television performer," as he describes himself in a new lawsuit, the former pro-wrestler is trying to launch a legal smackdown against the agencies that are supposed to protect the flying public.

In a complaint filed Monday morning in the U.S. District Court for Minnesota, Ventura is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its secretary, Janet Napolitano, as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and its administrator, John Pistole.

Ventura accuses the agencies of violating his "basic rights to privacy and dignity, and his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures," after he received a pat-down by a TSA agent at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in November 2010.

Where Liberals Go to Feel Good By Chris Hedges January 24, 2010 "Truthdig"

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27329.htm
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/where_liberals_go_to_feel_good_20110124/

Where Liberals Go to Feel Good

By Chris Hedges

January 24, 2010 "Truthdig" -- Barack Obama is another stock character in the cyclical political theater embraced by the liberal class. Act I is the burst of enthusiasm for a Democratic candidate who, through clever branding and public relations, appears finally to stand up for the interests of citizens rather than corporations. Act II is the flurry of euphoria and excitement. Act III begins with befuddled confusion and gnawing disappointment, humiliating appeals to the elected official to correct "mistakes," and pleading with the officeholder to return to his or her true self. Act IV is the thunder and lightning scene. Liberals strut across the stage in faux moral outrage, delivering empty threats of vengeance. And then there is Act V. This act is the most pathetic. It is as much farce as tragedy. Liberals-frightened back into submission by the lunatic fringe of the Republican Party or the call to be practical-begin the drama all over again.

UK's Blair gets second grilling on Iraq war

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110121/ap_on_re_eu/eu_britain_iraq_inquiry

UK's Blair gets second grilling on Iraq war
AP

Tony Blair AP – Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrives at the Iraq Inquiry to give evidence for the second …

By DAVID STRINGER, Associated Press David Stringer, Associated Press

LONDON – A full year before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair told his chief of staff the West should be "gung-ho" on toppling Saddam Hussein, a panel looking into the conflict disclosed Friday.

Blair returned to testify for a second time before a five-member panel scrutinizing Britain's role in the unpopular war — having been recalled after witnesses raised doubts about sections of his testimony at an initial appearance a year ago.

As Blair was questioned, the panel released a series of letters and documents detailing the intense discussions inside the British government over how to respond to the perceived threat posed by Saddam.

In a letter to his chief of staff, Jonathan Powell, on March 17, 2002, Blair said "the case should be obvious" for removing the Iraqi leader from power.

US military stuck in perpetual warfare. Author Russ Baker on RT Jan 17, 2011

US military stuck in perpetual warfare. Author Russ Baker says fifty years later, it is much worse than what Eisenhower warned against, it keeps us in a state of low grade panic all the time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T49LHBXJjBk

RTAmerica | January 17, 2011 |

Fifty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned United States citizens against the military industrial complex but it seems that warning was not taken to heart. Author Russ Baker says fifty years later, it is much worse than what Eisenhower warned against, it keeps us in a state of low grade panic all the time.

Martin Luther King: There Comes a Time When Silence is Betrayal

Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. against the "triple evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism." Audio.

This speech was released by Black Forum records, a subsidiary of Motown, and went on to win a Grammy in 1970 for the Best Spoken Word Recording.

Excerpts of a Sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967.