November 26, 2008 at 13:50:57
Headlined on 11/26/08:
Kafka and Uighurs at Guantanamo
by Ray McGovern Page 1 of 3 page(s)
"There is no right to due process for an alien who is not here," insisted the 44th Solicitor General of the United States, Gregory G. Garre, proudly representing the President of the United States. Garre is a teacher of the law, you see, and was attempting to show a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit why one of their colleagues had overreached.
Garre claimed that U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina had exceeded his authority on Oct. 7, 2008 in ordering that 17 men held in Guantanamo for almost seven years be brought to his court for a fair hearing on the modalities of their release. Urbina wanted government lawyers to face the 17 prisoners and present the government’s argument as to why they should remain in detention.
"Aliens have no rights," Garre kept repeating. And they REALLY have no rights, he seemed to be saying, if they are "not physically in the United States."
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says False-flag Terrorism an Imaginary Threat - Philly 9/11 Truth
Philly 9/11 Truth Confronts Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff
View transcript of the entire event conveniently on the Dept. of Homeland Security's website
22 Nov 2008 15:40:47 GMT
PRISTINA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Germany declined to comment on Saturday on reports that three Germans arrested on suspicion of throwing explosives at an EU office in Kosovo were intelligence officers.
The explosive charge was thrown on Nov. 14 at the International Civilian Office (ICO), the office of EU Special Representative Pieter Feith, who oversees Kosovo's governance, but caused only minor damage. The men were detained on Thursday.
A spokesman for the German foreign ministry in Berlin confirmed that three Germans had been arrested, but declined to make any further comment as an investigation was under way.
A police source in Kosovo told Reuters: "They are members of the BND", but gave no further details.
The German weekly Der Spiegel also said the men worked for the German intelligence agency BND, and that they had told investigators they had been examining the scene of the explosion, but had not been involved in it.
The fight against EU superstate comes to final battle in Czech Rep. - Pres. Klaus court speech against Lisbon Treaty
Perhaps some in U.S. would be interested in briliant arguments president Vaclav Klaus used yesterday against Lisbon Treaty (the clone of failed euroconstitution) before Czech Constitutional Court.
The whole speech translated to English HERE
Czech Republic and Ireland are only countries which so far didn't pass the Lisbon Treaty - the treaty which constitutes the European police superstate.
The Ireland was only country where the referendum was held and the Treaty was refused there in June. But the EU ignores the result and wants Ireland to repeat the vote.
In the Czech Republic there is strong oppossition against the Treaty in The Senate - which led to the decision not to ratify it and to send the Treaty to the Constitutional Court - to decide if the Treaty is compliant with the Czech Constitution - namely with the principle of sovereignity of the people and with the principles of the democratic and legally consistent state.
The webcast was broadcast on the http://globalizationstudies.ca/ website.
(This version of the discussion courtesy: http://www.911truthcanada.org/
Cynthia McKinney Prevented From Leaving U.S.
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Former Congresswoman and presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney has been prevented from leaving the country after she planned to give a speech in Damascus Syria at a Conference being held to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
David Ray Griffin’s “The New Pearl Harbor Revisited” rated “Pick of the Week” by Publishers Weekly
The nearly 40% of American people who doubt the official account regarding the September 11, 2001 attacks will be gratified to learn that their misgivings have become recommended reading by a pillar of the book trade, Publishers Weekly.
The leading starred review on PW’s “Web Pick of the Week” ( http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6617001.html?industryid=47159 ) is Dr. David Ray Griffin’s newly released “The New Pearl Harbor Revisited”, Interlink/Olive Branch press, 2008.
In its November 24, 2008 online issue, PW writes:
Griffin “addresses many points in exhaustive detail, from the physical impossibility of the official explanation of the towers’ collapse to the Commission's failure to scrutinize the administration to the NIST’s contradiction of its own scientists to the scads of eyewitness and scientific testimony in direct opposition to official claims.
Gates and the Urge to Surge
By Ray McGovern
November 23, 2008
It may become a biennial ritual. Every two years, if the commander-in-chief (or the commander-in-chief-elect) says he wants to throw more troops into an unwinnable war for no clear reason other than his political advantage, panderer-in-chief Robert Gates will shout “Outstanding!”
Never mind what the commanders in the field are saying — much less the troops who will die.
After meeting in Canada on Friday with counterparts from countries with troops in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Gates emphasized to reporters there is a shared interest in “surging as many forces as we can” into Afghanistan before the elections there in late September 2009.
At the concluding news conference, Gates again drove home the point, “It’s important that we have a surge of forces.”
Basking in the alleged success of the Iraq “surge,” Gates knows a winning word when he hears one – whether the facts are with him or not.