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MUST WATCH: Keith Olbermann Interviews Pulizer Winner Ron Suskind About His Newest Book
"The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism" is shocking in its revelations. Suskind, last of a dying breed, fields GOP attacks from persons he interviewed, shurgs it off -- he has the tape recordings. John Dean "Worse Than Watergate" comments.
In a dramatic confluence of events today, two kangaroo courts announced their pre-determined guilty verdicts.
In the first, 6 "military jurors" hand-picked by the Pentagon for their loyalty to the U.S. government and its views, convicted Bin Laden's alleged driver, Salim Hamdan, even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to try Gitmo detainees before a military tribunal, the former chief Gitmo prosecutor said the trials were unfair and rigged, and even though Hamdan was unlawfully tortured.
http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na READ THE COMMENTS!
Detainee Convicted by Military Panel
By WILLIAM GLABERSON NYTimes
Published: August 6, 2008
GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — A panel of six military officers convicted a former driver for Osama bin Laden of a war crime Wednesday, completing the first military commission trial here and the first conducted by the United States since the end of World War II.
But the commission acquitted the former driver, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, of a conspiracy charge, arguably the more serious of two charges he faced. His conviction came on a separate but lesser charge of providing material support for terrorism.
Mr. Hamdan, who has said he is about 40, faces a possible life term. The sentence is to be set in a separate proceeding before the same panel that is to begin this afternoon. As the verdict was read, Mr. Hamdan, who has been in custody since he was detained in Afghanistan in November of 2001, stood passively at the defense table in a white headscarf, his head bent slightly down.
"In Hiroshima, 30 days after the first atomic bomb destroyed the city
and shook the world, people are still dying, mysteriously and horribly
- people who were uninjured in the cataclysm from an unknown something
which I can only describe as the atomic plague.”
-- Wilfred Burchett
first Westerner into Hiroshima
after the atom bomb was dropped
1) New Publication 9/11 research – Anthrax coverup – Shell Game +
- - Environmental anomalies at the World Trade Center
- - Book Claims White House Forged War Intel
- - 911 Plotters Bury the Evidence of Anthrax
- - Anthrax and ABC Roundup: Pressure is on ABC to Come Clean
- - The Purported 'Anthrax Killer', Was a Registered Democrat
- - News Updates from Citizens For Legitimate Government
- - The Shell Game False Flag Warning Thriller
- - Olbermann Covers Dick Cheney Iran False Flag Story
- - Why is the Military Experimenting On Our Troops?
2) Month of Truth Campaigns
We will not be silenced . . .
Refusing to be silenced
August 1, 2008
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On July 24, about 100 people gathered in Baltimore for a forum to stand up against a long-term spying operation conducted by the Maryland State Police against anti-death penalty and antiwar activists.
The surveillance and infiltration of the groups took place while Republican Robert Ehrlich was governor, according to 43 pages of state police reports recently released to the ACLU. The spying continued month after month despite the fact that the state's agents never recorded a single illegal act among the groups' protest activities. This week, the current governor, Martin O'Malley, appointed a panel to review the state police surveillance operation against the anti-death penalty and antiwar movements.
Dave Zirin, a sportswriter and activist, was one of the activists named in the spying reports. At the July 24 meeting, he talked about his reactions to the spy scandal and activists' plans for "going on offense."
BY ZACHARY R. DOWDY | firstname.lastname@example.org
August 6, 2008
Kevin M. Delano, a firefighter who worked to find survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, has died of leukemia.
The former Howard Beach, Queens, resident was 54 and died July 30. As a member of Ladder 142 in Ozone Park, Queens, Delano was one of the first people to arrive at the rubble of Ground Zero after the skyscrapers crumbled.
He worked at the site for more than 40 hours straight. He had hoped to find any survivors, but especially sought his close friend, Ray York, of Howard Beach, who was killed.
Delano was retired from the Fire Department of New York and had served as chief of the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department in Queens. He also had worked as a transit police officer and a member of the Coast Guard.
Kevin Ryan's paper was articled in the op-ed by Josh Mittledorf
The anti-truth police were really quick to jump on this one early in the comments and more than one showed up. I wonder if they'll get this article passed up the gatekeeper chain and start a small panic. Here's the entire article:
Headlined on 8/5/08:
Chemical Traces of High Explosives in WTC Debris
by Josh Mitteldorf
The standard way to demolish a steel-framed building is to apply cutter charges to the supporting beams. The cutter charges consist of finely-powdered aluminum mixed with iron oxide, with added sulfur. This mixture contains both fuel and oxidant – it needs no air – and it burns hot enough to melt steel. The trade name for this product is “Thermate.”
There is a science to placing the charges in such a way that the building falls inward. It requires a great deal of expertise to keep a tall building from toppling over sideways.
FBI said to have stalked Ivins' family
Published: Wednesday August 6, 2008
Did FBI cross the line in anthrax probe?
Before killing himself last week, Army scientist Bruce Ivins told friends that government agents had stalked him and his family for months, offered his son $2.5 million to rat him out and tried to turn his hospitalized daughter against him with photographs of dead anthrax victims.
The pressure on Ivins was extreme, a high-risk strategy that has failed the FBI before. The government was determined to find the villain in the 2001 anthrax attacks; it was too many years without a solution to the case that shocked and terrified a post-9/11 nation.
The last thing the FBI needed was another embarrassment. Overreaching damaged the FBI’s reputation in the high-profile investigations: the Centennial Olympic Park bombing probe that falsely accused Richard Jewell; the theft of nuclear secrets and botched prosecution of scientist Wen Ho Lee; and, in this same anthrax probe, the smearing of an innocent man — Ivins’ colleague Steven Hatfill.
Colonel Arthur Anderson is the chief of human use and ethics at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the bioweapons facility where Dr. Ivins worked and where the anthrax strains were apparently obtained by the anthrax killer.
In that position, Colonel Anderson's responsibilities include the following jobs:
In a very brief statement (that contains a link to a Silicon Valley Watcher article), Lew Rockwell, proprietor of the famous libertarian web site LewRockwell.com, strongly implies that he could envision the government initiating some sort of "i911" in order to pass an "iPatriot Act," with the goal of killing internet freedom.
Aside from the importance of Mr. Rockwell's message about the continuing threat to internet freedom, this is the closest I've ever seen him come to using the phrase "9/11" (or at least a variation of it) and the implication of an "inside job" in the same statement (although I've not read everything he has written). Maybe one day (preferably before the signing of the "iPatriot Act") he will be as blunt in his implications about 9/11/01 as are two of his regular columnists, Butler Shaffer and Paul Craig Roberts (assuming I haven't read too much into Mr. Rockwell's statement).