US could absorb a terror attack and bounce back: official
Oct 6 2010
A US security official on Wednesday said the country was capable of withstanding another terrorist attack and bouncing back, saying Americans needed to put extremist threats in "perspective."
Michael Leiter, head of the National Counterterrorism Center, said despite recent successes there was no guarantee that intelligence and law enforcement agencies could prevent every attempt by extremists to attack the United States.
"We're not going to have a perfect batting average and its important that Americans understand that," Leiter told a conference on intelligence reform.
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And there was a corner called "Lowie vs America." This Aussie guy reporting from the USA, and he was in NYC.
He interviewed a few people on street about that "9/11 conspiracy theory" especially focusing on WTC7. It was all right -- some expressing the doubt but then he had a firefighter chief coming on, saying all the firefighters he knows deny it.
And yet, Lowie ended that corner saying something like, "Well, you determine it yourself. Go and check wtc7.net!"
So, if listeners go and see what that site has to say, they could see through the lie all right!!
Thank you Lowie!!
And please express your "Thanks!" to him from here.
Gerald Celente has been a leading trend forecaster for years:
- Personal Note : Time for Sheryl Crow to get a dose of 911 Truth and Wake Up for Real.
A New America
I am an American. I love my country and I am grateful for all the opportunities she has given me. As I walked into the voting booth this morning I reflected on what it means to be an American. I considered how growing up in America has shaped my consciousness and whether I have given my country as much as my country has given me. And, of course, I thought of my son and what kind of direction I hope to see this nation move in for him and all other young Americans.
Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Was-America-Attacked-by-Mu-by-David-Ray...
September 9, 2008
Was America Attacked by Muslims on 9/11?
By David Ray Griffin
Much of America's foreign policy since 9/11 has been based on the assumption that it was attacked by Muslims on that day. This assumption was used, most prominently, to justify the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is now widely agreed that the use of 9/11 as a basis for attacking Iraq was illegitimate: none of the hijackers were Iraqis, there was no working relation between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, and Iraq was not behind the anthrax attacks. But it is still widely believed that the US attack on Afghanistan was justified. For example, the New York Times, while referring to the US attack on Iraq as a "war of choice," calls the battle in Afghanistan a "war of necessity." Time magazine has dubbed it "the right war." And Barack Obama says that one reason to wind down our involvement in Iraq is to have the troops and resources to "go after the people in Afghanistan who actually attacked us on 9/11."
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Hear No Evil, See No Evil
Americans’ ever-enduring, catatonic sleepwalk through the Empire’s vast array of bread and circus, as always produced by the Ministry of Truth and the Department of Propaganda, better known as the corporatist media, has succeeded in the creation of an ignorant, incurious and dumbed down populace completely bereft of knowledge of what is done in its name. With no concern for or understanding of geography, cultures, history, alien societies, the outside world and of the imperial aspirations of the Empire, Americans have proved easy targets to the manipulations and deceptions of the corporatist world. Seemingly unwilling to gain knowledge of anything outside American Idol or the weekly NASCAR rat race, the soldier ants and worker bees of the Empire are content to circumvent the horrors of war and the myriad crimes against humanity committed in their name in order to maintain their beautiful minds at peace.
Indeed, the corporatist media has triumphed in completely erasing America’s two disastrous occupations of Muslim lands from the peoples’ conscious and concern, in effect shifting the ongoing debacles away from the daily reality of Americans and towards the abyss of a most cavernous memory hole. Methodically and systematically, the quagmires of Iraq and Afghanistan, with all their inconvenient truths, with all their disturbing realities, with all their corresponding death, suffering and destruction, have virtually vanished into a vacuum of nothingness, transported by the corporatist state into a clandestine and secretive reality, making of these disasters non-existent nightmares that vanish upon the waking of a new day.
Burden on Those Yet to Come
Throughout human history certain patterns continue repeating themselves over and over again, becoming, if careful attention is paid to study them, a direct harbinger to what tomorrow’s cultures and societies will be like. The inevitability of what a future generation’s destiny will become is oftentimes discernable from the accumulated sins of the fathers that came before as well as those of the grandfathers that no longer exist, over years accruing and building upon each other until the future becomes the unstoppable rollercoaster birthed from the damage that was done in the past.
Can you smell the putrid fumes of authoritarianism rising like smoke from burning trash, filling our senses with the toxins of despotism? Do you see these clouds of tyranny surpassing the morning horizon, their darkened haze making blind our eyes, deaf our ears and ignorant our minds? Can you hear the America of yesterday screaming in agonizing pain as the cancer of the authoritarian personality slowly devours her from within? If so, you are not alone, for evolving within our shores since 9/11 lies a most ominous and frightening reality, namely, the rise and acceptance of American-style authoritarianism.
Operation Iraq Forever
by Manuel Valenzuela
The occupation of Iraq, still illegal and immoral by any sense of human understanding, has now run into its fourth bloody and horrific year, becoming a quagmire for America and a vast killing field for Iraqis. Indeed, for Iraqis, America’s invasion and subsequent occupation has been and will continue to be one massive war crime, an onslaught of criminality against humanity not seen since World War Two. It is they, the Iraqi people, who have undergone tremendous hardship, and it is they who will continue to suffer in horrific ways, due to the lunacy and delusions of America’s miscreant leaders. Indeed, hell on Earth has been imported into Iraq without so much as a care, concern or bother from the American people, without so much as a protest or two by the world entire.
This is the first time for me to write on a blog, I have done all of the research, and am into my 2nd year of understanding on what is happening to our country!
My main reason for starting this blog is this.. The polls show that over 1/2 of America believes that 9/11 was an
inside job.....Okay......So, why aren't people doing something about this? Our gov't is so corrupt from the bottom up
and most people inderstand this, but when I bring it up to all of the people that I deal with, most people look
at me as though I am crazy when I ask a few simple, gentle questions. Where are the 50%?? Why are people
so lost?? I feel so alone in this world, where our freedoms are being stripped away? Is it all just blogs and talk?
Or is something really going to change? With the Nov. Elections coming, I really feel that we are too lost, and too late.
I am doing what I can, and I do it everyday, but I feel as though I am running up a muddy hill. We have such a
MONSTER against us.... I am asking for advice? What do you think we are going to accomplish...especially
with rigged electronic voting machines, RFID cards mandated by 2008, and we are stuck with George W till
2008, who will create another false flag against Iran, or any other country he chooses. The list goes on and on as you well know. Can you feel my pain. Here is my delimma... Do I keep trying my best..One by one
“Obsession is both scary and TRUE! Every one of us is obligated to show Obsession to as many people as we can. Obsession serves as a ... all » wake-up call to the free world to confront the threat NOW, before it's too late." -Joel Surnow: Exec Producer “24”.
NOTE: Order 'DVD' at: WWW.OBSESSIONTHEMOVIE.COM
What do you all think?