LEADING TO WAR
I've transcribed some of the pages having to do with Cheney from Phil Shenon's book, "The Commission". The back cover says, "How Vice President Cheney tried to pressure the Commission to change its assessment of his actions on 9/11, and how he may have tried to cover up his role."
Daschle would be out of his job as majority leader in January, when the new Republicans would be sworn in. The GOP already controlled the House. Daschle figured that with Republicans in full control on Capitol Hill, Congress would be out of the business of oversight, especially when it came to September 11 and the performance of the Bush White House in dealing with the threat of al-Qaeda before and after the attacks.
It had become clearer and clearer to Daschle and other Democrats--and to the Washington press corps and even some Republicans--that the White House was hiding something, perhaps many things, about what Bush knew about al-Qaeda threats before 9/11.
Anyone who had half a brain and cared to look knew this was going on . . . a similar pattern of deceit, obfuscation and willful negligence as with the WMD issue . . . the Emperor Wears No Clothes . . . and no one near Bush or Cheney had the kajones to stand up to them . . . Well, those that did, lost their jobs, or worse . . . .
The Torture Memo
by STEPHEN GILLERS
[from the April 28, 2008 issue]
The Justice Department is investigating the lawyers whose memos gave the Bush Administration the legal support it needed for waterboarding and other brutal interrogation techniques. We are "examining whether the legal advice in these memoranda was consistent with the professional standards that apply to Department of Justice attorneys," H. Marshall Jarrett, counsel for the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility, wrote to two Democratic senators in February.
Pentagon Insider Tells 60 Minutes U.S. Attack On Iraq Was Anticipatory Self-Defense; Not 9/11 Retaliation
Insider: Iraq Attack Was Preemptive
(CBS) The name Douglas Feith may not mean much to most Americans, but to students of the Iraq War and historians already studying it, he is one of the main architects.
From 2001 to 2005, Feith was under secretary of defense for policy and the No. 3 man at the Pentagon, intimately involved both pre-war strategy and post-war planning. His boss, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, called Feith one of the most brilliant individuals in government but he has also been a lightning rod for criticism and a magnet for blame.
The spelling errors notwithstanding, I think these thoughts are relevant for 911 Bloggers . . . Many (most) of us have had these thoughts, as "crazy" as they may sound to the general population unaware of 9/11 Truth, they're logical . . . So, it seems maybe we should have a basic (communication/alert) plan should an obvious false flag op occur and the Internet mysteriously goes down or acts weird, as it did the last three days in the Philadelphia area . . . Maybe there should be a phone (or text) chain-type system set up across the country to immediately activate and alert whatever actions we have pre-planned . . . just a Sunday afternoon thought . . .
Maybe a plan (by us) is already in the works, and I am unaware . . .
Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_eric_har_080406_a_morning_after.htm
April 6, 2008
A Morning After
By Eric Harger
I'm not holding my breath but maybe I am waiting to exhale.
Cites conversion to Buddhism and enormous guilt for "all the bad things I've done"
American Buddhist Net News
April 1, 2008
"I just couldn't take it any longer," the former vice-president said at a hastily called news conference at midnight on the steps of the White House.
"For my whole life, I had always believed what I had been taught--that greed is good, and that anger is our best weapon against the people we hate. When I realized how wrong I have been, well... I am terribly sorry for all the bad things I have done."
Standing at his side in place of president Bush, Laura Bush said of his resignation: "Naturally we do not approve of his conversion to a godless faith, but we accept his decision and will pray for him, as always."
Cheney's resignation was likely prompted by a recent meeting with the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader. Witnesses reported seeing the vice president in tears after his meeting with the monk last week. One heard him exclaim, "How could I have done that? What was I thinking all these years?"
By Larry Chin
Online Journal Associate Editor
Mar 31, 2008, 00:18
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In a recent speech at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club, Attorney General Michael Mukasey defended the Bush-Cheney administration’s illegal domestic spying agenda by proclaiming that the 9/11 attacks could have been prevented if the government had been able to monitor overseas phone calls to the United States.
Like every other member of the Bush-Cheney administration, Mukasey is lying. Lying about the fact that the “war on terrorism” is a fabrication. Lying about the pervasive worldwide eavesdropping capabilities of US intelligence agencies. Lying about the fact that 9/11 was a long-planned Anglo-American false flag covert operation.
According to Mukasey’s spin on the now-classic 9/11 fiction, Bush-Cheney “knew there had been a call from some place that was known to be a safe house in Afghanistan and we knew that it came to the United States. We didn’t know precisely where it went. We’ve got 3,000 people who went to work that day, and didn’t come home, to show for that.”
Soon, we will be seven years away from an event scorched into our collective consciousness, (and collective unconscious), but for those of us who have taken the time to revisit that day in our memories and in various forms of media: audio, video, the written word... it hasn't put seven years of distance between us and 9/11, rather, 9/11 has become a historical event known in intimate detail by students in a global, open-university setting.
After discussing this interview clip from March 29, 2006 with friends, family and 9/11 researchers, I was surprised that so many people I know had not heard the archived audio from the Tony Snow Show, nor read the transcript available on the White House website with Cheney submitting that bin Laden had nothing to do with the September "attacks" in his response to the question on Iraq. Maybe you've heard it or have seen the humorous animation put to the audio interview clip, but I have yet to find anyone in my research circles who have heard it. But for so many of us, looking at so much information for so long, it is easy to miss things as I have so many times in this research deluge, and probably have done so once again.
Hannah Allam and Laith Hammoudi
Updated 03/18/08 - 6:56 PM
Amid tears and wails, mourners in the southern city of Najaf on Tuesday began burying victims from a suicide bombing that killed nearly 50 worshipers and injured dozens of others just before evening prayers Monday in nearby Karbala.
In Baghdad, a long-anticipated Iraqi national reconciliation conference began with great fanfare, then quickly dissolved into the usual sectarian and political stalemates that have marred several similar gatherings in recent years.
But Vice President Dick Cheney gave an upbeat view of conditions in Iraq as he concluded his unannounced trip to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion. Cheney also defended the toppling of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein as part of the struggle against terrorism following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Robert David Steele Vivas is known for his promotion of Open Source Intelligence (OSI). He is a former Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer for twenty years and was the second-ranking civilian (GS-14) in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence from 1988-1992. Steele is a former clandestine services case officer with the Central Intelligence Agency and is also currently one of Amazon.com's top book reviewers.
Cheney accused of leaking Khadr tape
CanWest News Service
Monday, March 03, 2008
NEW YORK - Lawyers for Omar Khadr are to probe whether U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney's office leaked an incriminating video tape of the Canadian terror suspect, a court filing yet to be made public reveals.
The CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes ran the footage, which shows Khadr apparently helping make a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, in a report that aired mid-November.
The show's producers refuse to say how they obtained the video, but it's believed very few copies of it existed, and all were designated confidential after being cloned from a master copy seized by U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
In the court filing, Khadr's defence team says Col. Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor of the Military Commission that will try the Canadian at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has stated his belief Cheney's office was responsible for leaking the video.
Posted On Information Clearing House: 02/27/08
NEWS YOU WON'T FIND ON CNN.
In Case You Missed It
Dick Cheney’s Song of America
The Plan is for the United States to rule the world. The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. It calls for dominion over friends and enemies alike. It says not that the United States must be more powerful, or most powerful, but that it must be absolutely powerful.
By David Armstrong
Harper's Magazine, 0017789X, Oct 2002, Vol. 305, Issue 1829
John Conyers and two staffers met for over an hour with two members of Code Pink and discussed activism and impeachment, including Congressman Robert Wexler's proposal to begin impeachment hearings on Cheney.
He hinted he could be swayed by a convincing argument, leaning out of his chair for dramatic effect.
Wexler's call for hearings to start is having an effect.
The more signatures, the greater the effect.
Please join the call.
229,734 have signed on so far.
`We know they have biological and chemical weapons.'
March 17, 2002, Press Conference
and we know they are pursuing nuclear weapons.'
March 19, 2002, Press Briefing
`And he is actively pursuing nuclear weapons at this time . . .'
March 24, 2002, CNN Late Edition interview with Vice President Cheney.
`We know he's got chemicals and biological and we know he's working on nuclear.'
May 19, 2002, NBC Meet the Press interview with Vice President Cheney.
`But we now know that Saddam has resumed his efforts to acquire nuclear weapons . . . Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt that he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.'
August 26, 2002, Speech of Vice President Cheney at VFW 103rd National Convention.
Thursday, October 7, 2004
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Saddam Hussein did not possess stockpiles of illicit weapons at the time of the U.S. invasion in March 2003 and had not begun any program to produce them, a CIA report concludes.
April 23, 2006
Below is the link to a “Fifth Estate” story about Cheney which is well worth watching. It ironically documents the extent he went to, to avoid fighting in Vietnam. (four draft deferments and a “hardship” exemption because his wife, whom he recently married to avoid going to war, was pregnant.) Coincidentally his child was born nine months after this form of exemption was announced. Got lucky I guess! It also documents his rise to power including many lies and much deceit along the way. Follow the link and scroll down to THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF DICK CHENEY. http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/video.html
Frontline also has some good shows. One is called “The Man Who Knew” which is a fascinating story about John O’Neill and another one called “Cheney’s Law”. Here is their link. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/view/ (i think these must be viewed in at least 1024 * 768 resolution.)
by David Ray Griffin
With regard to the morning of 9/11, everyone agrees that at some time after 9:03 (when the South Tower of the World Trade Center was struck) and before 10:00, Vice President Dick Cheney went down to the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC), sometimes simply called the “bunker,” under the east wing of the White House. Everyone also agrees that, once there, Cheney was in charge---that he was either making decisions or relaying decisions from President Bush. But there is enormous disagreement as to exactly when Cheney entered the PEOC.
I heard Congressman Robert Wexler on the Randi Rhodes show yesterday. He began the website http://www.wexlerwantshearings.com outlining his case to begin impeachment hearings.
Not surprisingly, his appeals to gain MSM attention have fallen on "deaf" ears - http://journals.democraticunderground.com/kpete/4972. Smartly, I believe, he has now taken this cause to the Internet.
Though this is not directly related to 9/11 Truth, it is an excellent opportunity to expose more 9/11 Truth and who knows what else.
Please sign up and keep and eye out for the place where you can enter your own favorite (so to speak) issue. Then tell everyone you know about http://www.wexlerwantshearings.com.
Kevin Ryan and Michael Fury have added very informative Letters to the Journal of 9/11 Studies.
Kevin's letter begins: "Just before the sixth anniversary of 9/11, Ryan Mackey, a new defender of the Bush Administration’s conspiracy theory, posted a 200-page paper that attempts to critique the NIST chapter of David Ray Griffin’s book, Debunking 9/11 Debunking.... Mr. Mackey refers to himself as a US government scientist, whose work includes the production of “strike aircraft weapon systems.” This means that his involvement in the discussion of the truth about 9/11 should be taken with the understanding that the official story of 9/11 supports an historic increase in military spending, and therefore benefits people who work for the military-industrial complex. Introducing himself, Mackey declares his allegiance to the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF)..."
Read the rest of Kevin Ryan's Letter here: http://journalof911studies.com/letters/b/MackeyLetter.pdf
Michael Fury (pen name) writes an open letter to John Conyers, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. He begins,
(You can hear Peter Dale Scott talk about "The Road to 9/11", in this interview+with+Bonnie+Faulkner, which aired October 10, 2007.)
(A slightly older video here, from August 8, 2007 - good biographical background on Scott, as well as a long+talk+about+the+book.)
"9/11 was the largest homicide by far in American history, yet it has never been adequately investigated. The public has been told of a conspiracy that included terrorist conspirators organized and financed abroad. But if U.S. defenses had functioned on that day as they had previously, the four planes at a minimum should have been intercepted by fighter aircraft. Yet we are told that even this did not happen. There is a domestic side to 9/11 as well, about which we still know next to nothing. Key evidence requested by the commission was initially withheld until subpoenas were issued, and some evidence was deliberately destroyed. Worse, there are systematic suppressions of evidence in the 9/11 Commission Report itself, along with unresolved contradictions in testimony and occasional misrepresentations of some crucial facts.
This chapter and the next will explore these issues and make the case that Vice President Cheney is himself a suspect in the events of 9/11 who needs to be investigated further."
- Peter Dale Scott, The Road to 9/11, p.194 (emphasis added)
In a major new book from the The University of California Press, author Peter Dale Scott turns up the heat on the George Walker Bush administration, (with a spotlight focused firmly on Vice President Cheney), and presents a carefully researched scholarly volume that offers several challenges to the official narrative of 9/11 as presented in the 9/11 Commission Report.
Scott's case against Cheney is presented toward the end of a text that is much more than just another volume focused on the events of 9/11. With the craftsmanship of a published author and English Professor, Scott uses his expertise to take the reader on a guided tour of recent American history, placing 9/11 within a context-rich environment rife with malfeasance, malice, and the never-ending meddling of rich and powerful entities, through proxy politicians and organizations like the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Heritage Foundation.
This just in:
"Yesterday in a stunning development, a bipartisan majority of Congress rejected the attempt to kill the privileged resolution
brought by Dennis Kucinich to impeach Vice President Cheney, for his unprecedented constitutional high crimes. Instead the bill was sent to the House Judiciary Committee, which is exactly where we want it to build momentum. Now all we have to do is pressure them to follow through, and impeachment will be a reality."
You can take action for impeachment at:
H.Res 333 Action Page: http://www.usalone.com/hres333.php
Here is my letter to congress and to my local newspapers:
Impeach Cheney first! HR-333 (impeach Cheney) is the most important article ever to come before the House of Representatives. Strong evidence suggests that Cheney is guilty of high crimes including:
From TBR News October 22, 2007
Never sure what to make of this. It may be disinformation, limited hangout, what have you. Part of the problem is, we really have limited ability to assess the credibility of the sources. Here is an excerpt:
"Reports to Department of Justice (FBI) and CIA to White House in re coming attacks: The President notified.
As it appeared that there would be such attacks for a certainty., our Embassy first of all contacted both the American Justice Department and the Central Intelligence Agency and appraised them of the seriousness of the situation. Eventually, the office of the Ambassador made contact with top aides of the Vice President Cheney.
It is interesting to note the secret service's reaction to cheney compared to that of bushs after the 2nd plane hits.
Thanks to www.cooperativeresearch.org
Ahmadinejad made mincemeat of Scott Pelley, and closed with 911 Truth!! Here are two links to the interview, not all of which, especially the 911 T part, made it on air. I would be surprised if it is still on the site!! Check out Pelley's highlighted remark below!! His leading questions sounded very Faux News-like!!
the last page of the interview transcript~~
(CBS) PELLEY: One last thing. So important for the American people to understand. When your airplane approaches Manhattan this week, you will look out the window and you will see that the World Trade Center is gone. Many Americans, Mr. President, to be frank, believe that you look out that window and you say to yourself, "Good. Somebody got 'em." They believe our countries are enemies.
A very good video that everyone should see. Just another expose on the lies coming from Washington D.C. & their cronies
There are a lot of people who LIE and GET AWAY WITH IT
Don't to be to sure.
An Open Letter to the New Generation of Military Officers Serving and Protecting Our Nation
By Dr. Robert M. Bowman, Lt. Col., USAF, ret., National Commander, The Patriots
"Our oath of office is to "protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Might I suggest that this includes a rogue president and vice-president? Certainly we are bound to carry out the legal orders of our superiors. But the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) which binds all of us enshrines the Nuremberg Principles which this country established after World War II (which you are too young to remember). One of those Nuremberg Principles says that we in the military have not only the right, but also the DUTY to refuse an illegal order. It was on this basis that we executed Nazi officers who were "only carrying out their orders."
This issue is of major importance and I hope that people will take the time to read this essay and the one by Michael Salla, Was a Covert Attempt to Bomb Iran with Nuclear Weapons foiled by a Military Leak?. It is important to understand that this flight did NOT occur due to a mistake and that it was illegal. The orders for it had to have come from the top. This incident very much resembles a display of rogue power along the lines of 9/11. ...Alvin
(Thanks to Mssr. Jouet, for finding this one.)
Saturday, September 8, 2007
There’s something definitely screwy about the August 30 incident in which a B-52 bomber flew from Minot AFB in North Dakota to Barksdale AFB in Louisiana carrying five fully armed Advanced Cruise Missiles, each equipped with nuclear bombs capable of exploding at anything from 5 kilotons to 150 kilotons.
OK.......here's a really weird one. The text following the url below is from a blog titled
Informed Comment Global Affairs: Group blog on Current Events
The blog entry's author is Barnett Rubin.
Barnett Rubin is a CFR member............cue the Twilight Zone music.
From a straight take on what he says it looks like the administration is going to try to drown out the 6th anniversary Truth events.
Maybe more and larger Truth actions and events need to take place on the 9th and 10th.
A big Truth roar on those 2 days will make it look obvious to more people that the
administration is scared of the Truth if/when cheney rolls out the new product on the 11th:
"Today I received a message from a friend who has excellent connections in Washington and whose information has often been prescient. According to this report, as in 2002, the rollout will start after Labor Day, with a big kickoff on September 11. My friend had spoken to someone in one of the leading neo-conservative institutions. He summarized what he was told this way: