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UPDATE - 7.9.2009 - Mr. Edmund's reply is now posted online, and there is a comments area;
Original entry 2009-07-03:
Long Beach resident Matt Edmund has had his rebuttal published in the print edition of the Daily Forty-Niner -- in response to last week's hit-piece. The online version of the article should be up next week. In the meantime, you can download or view the PDF here.
Alex welcomes in-studio Robert M. Bowman, former Director of Advanced Space Programs Development for the U.S. Air Force in the Ford and Carter administrations, a former United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 101 combat missions, and presidential candidate for the Reform Party in 2000.
Dr. Robert M. Bowman (In-Studio) on Alex Jones Tv 1/5:America Is Artificially Divided
Dr. Robert M. Bowman (In-Studio) on Alex Jones Tv 2/5
[Raw Story] Exclusive: Robert McNamara deceived LBJ on Gulf of Tonkin, documents show - Gareth Porter
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[Raw Story] Exclusive: Robert McNamara deceived LBJ on Gulf of Tonkin, documents show
BY GARETH PORTER
Published: July 8, 2009
Updated 15 hours ago
Official government documents reveal new side of defense secretary’s legacy
Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1967, took many secrets with him when he died Monday at 93. But probably no secret was more sensitive politically than the one that would have changed fundamentally the public perception of his role in Vietnam policy had it been become widely known.
The secret was his deliberate deceit of President Lyndon B. Johnson on Aug. 4, 1964 regarding the alleged attack on US warships in the Gulf of Tonkin.
Documents which have been available for decades in the LBJ Library show clearly that McNamara failed to inform Johnson that the U.S. naval task group commander in the Tonkin Gulf, Captain John J. Herrick, had changed his mind about the alleged North Vietnamese torpedo attack on U.S. warships he had reported earlier that day.
Accused of returning to terrorism, former Gitmo detainee a respected Afghan politician RAW STORY 7/8/9
"Now, with the apparent confirmation that at least one of the people accused of terrorist recidivism is actually a respected Afghan government official, questions will likely arise about the accuracy of that Pentagon report, as well as the motivations behind its being released to the press."
Accused of returning to terrorism, former Gitmo detainee a respected Afghan politician
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was named by the Pentagon as one of 74 former captives who returned to terrorism after being released has done no such thing.
Instead, he has returned to doing what he was really doing before being picked up by US forces and shuttled off to Gitmo for six years: Working as a politician, a tribal elder representing Afghanistan's Kunar province.
So says a new report from McClatchy Newspapers, which profiles Haji Sahib Rohullah Wakil, a tribal elder who regularly meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and other government officials on behalf of the people of Kunar province.
I have no interest in defending bankers; however, in the interest of considering as many facts as possible, here is an opinion contrary to the dominant one that the banks and bankers gamed the system.
The case against The Crash conspiracy theory
Last updated on Wednesday, Jul. 08, 2009 10:15AM EDT
In a column earlier this week, New York Times op-ed writer Frank Rich perfectly articulates the dominant mythology of the 2008 market meltdown. Wall Street caused The Crash, he says, by manipulating the U.S. mortgage market in so vast and so venal a fashion that Bernard Madoff's criminal Ponzi scheme was insignificant in comparison - "merely a one-off next to the esoteric (and often legal) heists by banks and bankers." These bankers, Mr. Rich says, "gamed the entire system, then took the money and ran before the bubble burst, sticking the rest of us with fear, panic and loss."
Paul Zarembka, Editor and Contributor to "The Hidden History of 9-11" on Pacifica - KPFA - July 8, 2009
(Interview archived here: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/52259 )
Paul Zarembka will be interviewed on Bonnie Faulkner's "Guns and Butter" radio show, today at 1 pm Pacific (3 pm Central - 4 pm Eastern)
Might this be considered circumstantial evidence in response to the claim that bombs could not have been planted unnoticed in the WTC?
The police agency in charge of protecting thousands of federal buildings nationwide has failed to keep bomb-making materials out of several high-security facilities in the past year, according to Congressional testimony provided by Senate aides. In the past year, investigators successfully smuggled bomb-making materials into ten high-security federal buildings, constructed bombs and walked around the buildings undetected, exposing weaknesses in security provided by the Federal Protective Service.
More than one million government employees work in 9,000 facilities guarded by FPS around the country, including at least 350,000 in the Washington region. The revelations come as the Obama administration prepares to reorganize the agency in the coming weeks.
Dear 9/11 Truth Movement Supporters,
As authors of the recent mainstream scientific articles relating to events at the World Trade Center, we urge you to support a tremendous opportunity for getting the truth out about 9/11.
On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN) filed a petition containing 52,000 signatures calling for a referendum on the creation of a New York City independent commission to begin an investigation with subpoena power. Unlike the first 9/11 Commission, this one will consider all of the evidence, including evidence for the use of explosives in bringing down the buildings.
This is what many of us have been working toward for years. With a new commission, our scientific evidence can be used to achieve real results.
NYC CAN now needs only 20,000 more signatures to override City Council if the referendum is vetoed. If NYC CAN gets the signatures the referendum will go on the ballot, and surely New York City will vote in favor of a new investigation. Please donate now so that this new investigation can happen: http://nyccan.org/donate.php