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Is the State of Emergency Superseding the US Constitution? by Peter Dale Scott

Source: http://japanfocus.org/-Peter_Dale-Scott/3448

Is the State of Emergency Superseding the US Constitution? Continuity of Government Planning, War and American Society by Peter Dale Scott

In July 1987, during the Iran-Contra Hearings grilling of Oliver North, the American public got a glimpse of “highly sensitive” emergency planning North had been involved in. Ostensibly North had been handling plans for an emergency response to a nuclear attack (a legitimate concern). But press accounts alleged that the planning was for a more generalized suspension of the constitution at the president’s determination.

As part of its routine Iran-contra coverage, the following exchange was printed in the New York Times without journalistic comment or follow-up:

[Congressman Jack] Brooks: Colonel North, in your work at the N.S.C. were you not assigned, at one time, to work on plans for the continuity of government in the event of a major disaster?

Both North’s attorney and Sen. Daniel Inouye, the Democratic Chair of the Committee, responded in a way that showed they were aware of the issue:
Brendan Sullivan [North's counsel, agitatedly]: Mr. Chairman?

Rumsfeld 9/11 Breakfast Memo

Memo re: September 11, 2001 breakfast meeting - attendees (11 House Repubs), agenda (2002 Defense Authorization, missile defense, N Korea, etc.)
http://www.dod.gov/pubs/foi/other/10_F_1229_Rumsfeld_breakfast_Sept_11_with_MOCs.pdf

via DOD FOIA Reading Room doc blog:
http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/other/

More info:
(8:00 a.m.-8:50 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Rumsfeld Holds Breakfast Meeting at Pentagon; Key Military Figures Present
http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a800breakfastmeeting#a800breakfastmeeting

Johann Hari: Protest works. Just look at the proof

Not specifically related to 9/11, but the principles apply - loose nuke

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-protest-works-just-look-at-the-proof-2119310.html

Johann Hari: Protest works. Just look at the proof
Yes, you can choose to do nothing. But you will be choosing to let yourself and your family and your country be ripped off

Friday, 29 October 2010

There is a ripple of rage spreading across Britain. It is clearer every day that the people of this country have been colossally scammed. The bankers who crashed the economy are richer and fatter than ever, on our cash. The Prime Minister who promised us before the election “we’re not talking about swingeing cuts” just imposed the worst cuts since the 1920s, condemning another million people to the dole queue. Yet the rage is matched by a flailing sense of impotence. We are furious, but we feel there is nothing we can do. There’s a mood that we have been stitched up by forces more powerful and devious than us, and all we can do is sit back and be shafted.

Olbermann rips Liz Cheney for her father’s ‘dereliction’ on 9/11

Source: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/09/olbermann-rips-liz-cheney-fathers-dereliction-911-2/
Olbermann rips Liz Cheney for her father’s ‘dereliction’ on 9/11 By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 -- 3:49 pm

On MSNBC's Countdown Wednesday, Keith Olbermann slammed Liz Cheney for claiming President Barack Obama is "unwilling or unable" to keep the nation safe, noting that her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and former President George W. Bush, were unable to prevent the September 11th attacks.

Cheney's statement is in response to a claim made in Bob Woodward's recently published book that Obama told him America "can absorb a terrorist attack."

"Americans expect our president to do everything possible to defend the nation from attack," writes Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and Chairman of Keep America Safe.

Josh Marshall of TPM Says His Readers Recommend Looming Tower and 9/11 Commission Report!!!

August 20, Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo posted a blog asking readers to recommend "a good factually-grounded narrative history of the [9/11] attacks, their background, execution and probably something on the aftermath as well." As TPM has done some decent muckraking and investigative reporting, has a progressive slant and has attracted a following of basically intelligent people concerned about political corruption and abuse of power, I was surprised to see that, according to Marshall, the majority of his readers recommended the limited hangouts/mis-disinfo The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright and the 9/11 Commission Report- but that's what he said. - loose nuke

Announcing the launch of 911truthnews.com

Announcing the launch of 911truthnews.com 

http://911truthnews.com 

The editors of 9/11 Truth News are pleased to present 911truthnews.com. 9/11 Truth News is intended to be an accessible and factually oriented first reference for those curious about 9/11 truth. Our movement must serve its audience and this site was created for that purpose. 

The key to effectively serving this purpose is our strategy. That starts with the site being solely related to 9/11 truth and edited by four longtime movement activists. With a good deal of thought about who we need to reach and the obstacles that stand in the way of reaching them, the editors of 911truthnews.com will be publishing only that which we believe to be the best this movement has to offer. 

Top 10 Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories [9/11 is #6]

Alternet posts another disingenuous hit job on those seeking disclosure and accountability regarding crimes and corruption on the part of people in control of the People's government. The left is already skittish of raising questions about 9/11 due to fears of being labeled a 'conspiracy theorist' by Establishment media, pundits and pols, as well as being associated with people promoting BS; now Alexander Zaitchik of the SPLC is saying they'll be associated with right-wingers if they do. The concerns about the obvious CD of WTC 1, 2 & 7 are dismissed out of hand as if they're absurd, and Zaitchik then cites a bunch of hoax claims, implying they're popular with right-wing 9/11 skeptics. Posted in full for posterity - loose nuke

Source: http://www.alternet.org/news/147851/top_10_right-wing_conspiracy_theories?page=entire
Southern Poverty Law Center / By Alexander Zaitchik 455 COMMENTS
Top 10 Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories
The American radical right has to be considered a strong contender for the title of modern conspiracy champion.
August 15, 2010 |

UPI interview with Hamid Gul [9/26/01; republished 7/28/10]

news.google/archive shows this interview was originally published 9/26/01 by UPI:
http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=+“Mossad+and+its+accomplices.%22&btnG=Search+Archives&scoring=t

The lack of hits in the google news archive indicates no major US media picked it up. HistoryCommons.org has had an entry based on it, and other interviews Gul gave around 9/11: http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a091401hamidgul#a091401hamidgul Posting the interview in full for posterity.- loose nuke

Source: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/2010/07/28/UPI-interview-with-Hamid-Gul/UPI-60031280349846/

UPI interview with Hamid Gul
Published: July 28, 2010 at 4:44 PM By ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE,
UPI Editor at Large

So please tell me again: What's the war about? By William Blum

Source: http://killinghope.org/bblum6/aer84.html

The Anti-Empire Report
August 4th, 2010
by William Blum
www.killinghope.org

So please tell me again: What's the war about?

When facts are inconvenient, when international law, human rights and history get in the way, when war crimes can't easily be justified or explained away, when logic doesn't help much, the current crop of American political leaders turns to what is now the old reliable: 9/11. We have to fight in Afghanistan because ... somehow ... it's tied into what happened on September 11, 2001. Here's Vice-President Joe Biden: "We know that it was from the space that joins Afghanistan and Pakistan that the attacks of 9/11 occurred." 1

Here's Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC): "This is the place [Afghanistan] we were attacked from 9/11." 2

Rep. Mike Pence, the third-ranking House Republican, asserted that the revelations in the Wikileaks documents do not change his view of the Afghan conflict, nor does he expect a shift in public opinion. "Back home in Indiana, people still remember where the attacks on 9/11 came from." 3

CIA whisked detainees from Gitmo

http://www.sfexaminer.com/politics/ap/ap-exclusive-to-keep-program-secret-cia-whisked-911-figures-from-gitmo-before-court-...
CIA whisked detainees from Gitmo
By: MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN
Associated Press
08/06/10 1:10 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — A white, unmarked Boeing 737 landed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before dawn on a CIA mission so secretive, many in the nation's war on terrorism were kept in the dark.

Four of the nation's most highly valued terrorist prisoners were aboard.

They arrived at Guantanamo on Sept. 24, 2003, years earlier than the U.S. has ever disclosed. Then, months later, they were just as quietly whisked away before the Supreme Court could give them access to lawyers.

The transfer allowed the U.S. to interrogate the detainees in CIA "black sites" for two more years without allowing them to speak with attorneys or human rights observers or challenge their detention in U.S. courts. Had they remained at the Guantanamo Bay prison for just three more months, they would have been afforded those rights.

Ex-Pakistan spy chief: Afghanistan war 'lost cause' [and pre-planned, w/o evidence of Bin Laden 9/11 role]

The attacks of September 11 were a pretext to a war already under consideration, Gul said. "I think some of the neocons, who were very close to President [George W.] Bush, they wanted that he could embark on a universal adventure of Pax Americana, and they thought that the world was lying prostrate in front of them," he said. The 2001 terrorist attacks helped win the public support for the neocon plans, he said.

There was no legitimate reason for the United States to attack Afghanistan, Gul said, because the FBI had no solid evidence that Osama bin Laden was involved in the attacks on New York and Washington. "Why has not a single individual connected to 9/11 been caught in America so far, and why hasn't Osama bin Laden been charged?" With no evidence anyone in Afghanistan was involved, there is no way to legitimize the U.S. occupation, Gul said."

http://afghanistan.blogs.cnn.com/2010/08/06/ex-pakistan-spy-chief-afghanistan-war-lost-cause/
Ex-Pakistan spy chief: Afghanistan war 'lost cause'

FREE AT LAST!!! by Jon Gold

http://peaceoftheaction.org/2010/07/12/free-at-last/
FREE AT LAST!!!
July 12, 2010
Jon Gold
7/12/2010

They tried and tried to put the glove on, but it just didn’t fit. I kid, I kid.

On March 20th 2010, I was arrested for crossing a police line. Today, I was acquitted for the crime, along with Cindy Sheehan, and Jim Veeder. Sadly, Matthis Chiroux, Elaine Brower, and Lafloria Walsh were found guilty of failing to obey.

This was my first arrest and trial so all of this was new to me. Before the trial began, our lawyers and the prosecutor tried to work things out so there wouldn’t be a trial. The prosecutor offered a “pay and forfeit” without any conviction, and all of us declined. We stood our ground, and wanted the chance to clear our names. We felt strongly that our arrests were unjust, and wanted our day in court.

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Viewers choose 9/11 as biggest news event

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/viewers-choose-9-11-biggest-news-event-3613135
Viewers choose 9/11 as biggest news event

Published: 4:15PM Sunday June 27, 2010
Source: ONE News

The destruction of New York's Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 has been voted the most memorable news event in the past 50 years by TVNZ viewers.

The 9/11 terrorist attacks were nominated by the single biggest group of viewers, significantly ahead of Princess Diana's death in 1997 and the 1969 Moon Landing.

The most memorable local events were the Wahine Disaster, the Erebus Disaster and the America's Cup win 1995, viewers said.

The votes were gathered ahead of a TVNZ two-hour special remembering the most significant news events of the past half century, which broadcast on TV ONE tonight.

One viewer who chose 9/11 as the most significant moment, Joanne, said: "It was the day the world changed forever for my generation, much the same as the World War I and II did for my parents and grandparents.

Pentagon revives Rumsfeld-era domestic spying unit By Daniel Tencer

hyperlinks at source - loose nuke

http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0619/pentagon-revives-domestic-spying-unit/

Pentagon revives Rumsfeld-era domestic spying unit By Daniel Tencer

Saturday, June 19th, 2010 -- 7:13 pm

The Pentagon's spy unit has quietly begun to rebuild a database for tracking potential terrorist threats that was shut down after it emerged that it had been collecting information on American anti-war activists.

The Defense Intelligence Agency filed notice this week that it plans to create a new section called Foreign Intelligence and Counterintelligence Operation Records, whose purpose will be to "document intelligence, counterintelligence, counterterrorism and counternarcotic operations relating to the protection of national security."

But while the unit's name refers to "foreign intelligence," civil liberties advocates and the Pentagon's own description of the program suggest that Americans will likely be included in the new database.