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Zelikow memo tars Bush Admin on torture.

A six-year-old memo from within the George W. Bush administration that came to light this week acknowledges that White House-approved interrogation techniques amounted to "war crimes."

"The Bush White House tried to destroy every copy of the memo, written by then-State Department counselor Philip Zelikow. Zelikow examined tactics like waterboarding -- which simulates drowning -- and concluded that there was no way they were legal, domestically or internationally.

“We are unaware of any precedent in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, or any subsequent conflict for authorized, systematic interrogation practices similar to those in question here," Zelikow wrote. The memo has been obtained by George Washington University's National Security Archive and Wired's Spencer Ackerman".

In an e-mail exchange with Britain's The Guardian newspaper, Zelikow said he still believes the techniques approved under Bush were "wrong" and may have violated U.S. and international laws. He said Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice supported his position.

Body Of Evidence: Osama Bin Laden, Stratfor, WikiLeaks, And Journalism That Isn’t

 

From Russ Baker's 

Whowhatwhy.com

"Tantalizing but untrue. The back story is revealing about the tragic ways in which the public is jerked around: manipulated and lied to both by the government and by irresponsible critics of the government who benefit from selling fear and scandal. ** The kerfuffle over Osama’s body got impetus recently when the website WikiLeaks began publishing a vast trove of e-mails from the private US security company Stratfor.

They had been obtained by the hacker collective Anonymous and its splinter group Lulzsec. Quite a few of the e-mails are interesting, but one set stood out. They were from the day after the US raid on a Pakistani compound where, we are told, Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, then flew his body to a ship, whence it was dumped in the ocean.

Obama Plays Bin Laden Card In Re-election Effort

Long dead patsy still comes up trumps for establishment

Steve Watson
Infowars.com
March 14, 2012

The Obama 2012 campaign has launched it’s reelection campaign by drawing on the mythical version of events played out last year following the supposed assassination of Osama Bin Laden.

The campaign will release a 17 minute video later this week, narrated by hollywood actor Tom Hanks, as an opening salvo in the struggle to win a second term for the president.

An action movie-style teaser clip released yesterday solely highlights the so called Bin Laden raid and features vice president Joe Biden and former president Bill Clinton talking up the event.

“He took the harder and more honorable path,” Clinton says, adding “When I saw what had happened I thought to myself, I hope that’s the call I would’ve made”.

Hindu activists protest production of "Zero Dark Thirty"

Hindu activists protested the production on Friday of "Zero Dark Thirty", Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming film about the alleged killing of Osama bin Laden. AFP reports that members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, or VHP, disrupted shooting in the north India city of Chandigarh and demanded that any representations of Pakistan on Indian soil be taken down.

photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/02/10563955-set-for-hurt-locker-directors-bin-laden-film-irks-hindu-activists

H.R. 347 Redress of Grievances Suspended in Proximity to Politicians

"Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it. The US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347 late Monday, a bill which is being dubbed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. In the bill, Congress officially makes it illegal to trespass on the grounds of the White House, which, on the surface, seems not just harmless and necessary, but somewhat shocking that such a rule isn’t already on the books. The wording in the bill, however, extends to allow the government to go after much more than tourists that transverse the wrought iron White House fence. Under the act, the government is also given the power to bring charges against Americans engaged in political protest anywhere in the country".

White House helps pay for NYPD Muslim surveillance

 

Via Wall Street Journal

 

WASHINGTON — "Millions of dollars in White House money has helped pay for New York Police Department programs that put entire American Muslim neighborhoods under surveillance.

Stratfor Glossary of Useful, Baffling and Strange Intelligence Terms

Stratfor is a private intelligence organisation that services governments and private clients. This is a glossary of internal terms and codes used by Stratforn; recently published by Wikileaks.

wikileaks.org/IMG/pdf/The_Stratfor_Glossary_of_Useful_Baffling_and_Strange_Intelligence_Terms.pdf

 

They Think You're Stupid : OBL Compound Edition

 

Welcome to "They Think You're Stupid", where tried and true ad hominum's and other soft ball fallacies used since the stone age are used and abused to peddle the unreality of the continuing and impossible offical 9/11 conspiracy. 

Todays's edition comes to us via  the Huffington Post which reads more and more like a State Department Propaganda outlet each day. It seems Pakistan is dismantling Osama bin Laden's compound where he's been hiding and playing video games and watching Alf reruns since his days of defeating the strongest military in the history of the planet.

Lowlights from the article. (my comments in parenthesis).

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/25/osama-bin-laden-compound-_n_1301108.html#s278566&title=Soft_Drinks_

 

At 9/11 Memorial, Police Raise Fears of Suicide

From NY Times …there have been a million or so visitors to the memorial since it opened last September, and there have been no suicide attempts. Nonetheless, the police said a plan had been put in place. “We have to think of these possibilities,” Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said in an interview with Esquire magazine. “People might commit suicide. We’re concerned about the possibility of somebody jumping in.” ………. “Our big worry several years ago, in the original design, was terrorism, and now we add suicide to the equation,” said Glenn P. Corbett, an associate professor of fire science at John Jay College, who is advising the Skyscraper Safety Campaign in its criticism of the memorial as inadequately safe and secure. “I think it’s going to happen — a suicide. I think it is an unbelievably emotional site.”

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/nyregion/at-9-11-memorial-police-raise-suicide-fears.html

"A Violation of Trust" with Ed Asner

On the February 13 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex talks with film, television, stage, and voice actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, Ed Asner. Mr. Asner will play the chairman of a new investigation of the September 11th attacks in the film "A Violation of Trust," formerly "Confessions of a 9/11 Conspirator." The film will pit the 9/11 Commission Report and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reports against the work of 9/11 researcher Dr. David Ray Griffin and the scientific research highlighted by leading 9/11 truth organizations, including Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

Part 1

Part 2

Nearly 300 NYC Cops Diagnosed with Cancer Since 9/11

Fox News Latino

A startling number of healthy, young New York City cops who responded to the 9/11 terror attacks have since been diagnosed with cancer, according to data obtained by the New York Post.
The statistics, which show nearly a tripling in the number of cops applying for cancer-related disability pensions post-9/11, are the first of their kind to become public and confirm the fears of at least 12,000 police officers who toiled amid the rubble at the toxic World Trade Center site.
There are 297 cops who were diagnosed with cancer after working at Ground Zero -- and the average age was a shocking 44 at the time of diagnosis, according to the data from the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (PBA

Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/health/2012/02/06/nearly-300-nyc-cops-diagnosed-with-cancer-since-11/#ixzz1lp5JXJaT

Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close Trailer Parody

Because it feels good to laugh…check this out

Osama Bin Laden Death Photos May Be Released

www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/01/we-may-get-see-some-bin-ladens-death-photos-after-all/48053/

 

From the Atlantic Wire

"Initially, the Justice Department had argued that all 52 records of bin Laden were exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. However, in their response brief filed on Wednesday, Metcalfe says DOJ raised the possibility that portions of images or video of the Al Qaeda leader could be disclosed without "core" harm to national security.  The passage in question (page 10) raises the possibility that "sensitive information about specific intelligence methods or specific military operations could be redacted from the records."

 

Panetta : Pakistani Doctor Provided Information on OBL capture

 

from the article

"Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is acknowledging publicly for the first time that a Pakistani doctor provided key information to the U.S. in advance of the successful Navy SEAL assault on Osama bin Laden's compound last May. Panetta told CBS's "60 Minutes," in a profile to be broadcast on Sunday, that Shakil Afridi helped provide intelligence for the raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan".

Read more:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/27/shakil-afridi-bin-laden-raid_n_1238198.html

 

 

 

Dr. Jeffrey Kaye "Iron Man” & the OBL Cover Up.

From Corbett Report Radio: In the run-up to 9/11, a little-known military intelligence unit was tracking the movements and actions of Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. In late 2000, the military brass called off that work, and later the DoD lied to Congress about the unit and its work. As James says, get your pen and paper in hand, you might want to take notes on this one.

Kaye get's into military intelligence other then Able Danger prior to 9/11. 

www.corbettreport.com/corbett-report-radio-036-iron-man-and-the-obl-cover-up-with-dr-jeffrey-kaye/