Iraq

Palin Links Iraq To 9/11 In Talk To Troops In Alaska

GOP Memo Talks About Exploiting 9/11 Even Further To Re-sell The Iraq War
Cheney Again Links Iraq Invasion To 9/11 Attacks
9/11 Did Not Cause Iraq War
Bush: Pulling Out Of Iraq Would Cause Another 9/11
Ex-Bush Aides Conflate 9/11, Iraq In Pro-War Ad Campaign
Bush Ties Al-Qaeda In Iraq To 9/11
Bush Again Links Iraq Violence To 9/11
Richard Perle Says He Never Said Iraq Had Anything To Do With 9/11
Cheney Links 9/11 To Iraq Yet Again In Front Of The Heritage Foundation
Watch Bush Tie 9/11 To Iraq Again
Cheney Links 9/11 With Iraq Again
Bush Invokes 9/11 To Justify Staying In Iraq
9/11, Iraq: Cheney Again Claims Tie
Team Hillary's Latest Excuse For Iraq Vote: 9/11 Made Her Do It!
Rumsfeld Exploits 9/11 To Defend Failed Iraq Policy, And O'Reilly Gives Him A Pass
Cheney Link Of Iraq, 9/11 Challenged
Linking Iraq With 9/11

When the GOP exploited the 9/11 attacks during the RNC, I jokingly wrote a comment in this blog, "Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry" (a play on the 70's classic TV show The Incredible Hulk). Apparently, they're not listening. As you can see above, this Administration, and others have continually used 9/11 to justify the Iraq war. So much so, that as I said in the previously mentioned blog, "it is NOT crazy to think that 9/11 was "designed" for purposes like this, and why those in power today have EARNED the title of suspect for the 9/11 crimes." I wrote a long time ago that we need to take away their "9/11 Card" that justifies all of the criminality taking place. 9/11 Truth will do that. That is part of the reason we do what we do. People like Sarah Palin should no longer be allowed to exploit the attacks of that day. No more. - Jon

Palin Links Iraq to Sept. 11 In Talk to Troops in Alaska

Source: washingtonpost.com

By Anne E. Kornblut
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, September 12, 2008; Page A01

FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska, Sept. 11 -- Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would "defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans."

SMOKING GUN? OR SMOKING MUSHROOM CLOUD?

The Forged Iraqi Letter: What Just Happened?

By Ron Suskind

07/08/08 "Huffington Post" -- - -What just happened? Evidence. A secret that has been judiciously kept for five years just spilled out. All of what follows is new, never reported in any way:

The Iraq Intelligence Chief, Tahir Jalil Habbush — a man still carrying with $1 million reward for capture, the Jack of Diamonds in Bush’s famous deck of wanted men — has been America’s secret source on Iraq. Starting in January of 2003, with Blair and Bush watching, his secret reports began to flow to officials on both sides of the Atlantic, saying that there were no WMD and that Hussein was acting so odd because of fear that the Iranians would find out he was a toothless tiger. The U.S. deep-sixed the intelligence report in February, “resettled” Habbush to a safe house in Jordan during the invasion and then paid him $5 million in what could only be considered hush money.

What the Iraq Forgery Says About 9/11

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/08/what-iraq-forgery-says-about-911.html

Bestselling journalist Ron Suskind has revealed that the White House ordered the CIA to forge and backdate a document falsely linking Iraq with Muslim terrorists and 9/11 . . . and that the CIA complied with those instructions and in fact created the forgery, which was then used to justify war against Iraq.

Suskind also revealed that "Bush administration had information from a top Iraqi intelligence official 'that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq – intelligence they received in plenty of time to stop an invasion.' ”

This is a stunning revelation in its own right. But what does it say about the government's claims that 9/11 was an attack by Muslim extremists which the U.S. government could not have anticipated?

Philip Giraldi: Beware of Israeli False Flag Attacks in Iraq

(See also Ray McGovern's False Flag Warning, also see this blog on the USS Liberty. -rep.)

Via Scott Horton's www.TheStressBlog.com quoting Philip Giraldi at www.AmConMag.com:

Would the Israeli government murder Americans in Iraq to make it look like Iran did it? Of course they would if they thought it necessary, don’t be childish.

The question is whether the current employee types who talked to Giraldi actually have something material they’re going on here. - Scott Horton

"Some intel types are beginning to express concerns that the Israelis might do something completely crazy to get the US involved. There are a number of possible “false flag” scenarios in which the Israelis could insert a commando team in the Persian Gulf or use some of their people inside Iraq to stage an incident that they will make to look Iranian, either by employing Iranian weapons or by leaving a communications footprint that points to Tehran’s involvement." - Philip Giraldi

Read the rest.
If Iran is Attacking It Might Really be Israel
Posted on July 24th, 2008 by Philip Giraldi

Letter of Advice to a Young Warmonger

Another of the PNAC's "best and brightest" has added his voice to the chorus calling for a war of aggression against Iran.

http://tinyurl.com/57nz5g
http://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/1240.html

The following letter to Kagan was forwarded from a friend. The linked images are disturbing.

"Dr. Kagan:

As you and your PNAC associates are working so assiduously to trigger a "pre-emptive" attack against Iran (a nation which has neither attacked nor threatened to attack either Israel or the US and is a signatory of the NNPT), and as you evidently take great pride in your "authorship" of the Iraq invasion, occupation and "surge", I am compelled to recommend a few photographs for your consideration. Although there are many thousands like them on the internet, somehow I sense you may not have had the opportunity to view them. As an academic myself, I understand how easily such abstractions as "war", "empire" and "national interest" can obscure the palpable facts of their realization.

Reward offered for citizen's arrest of Rice [Australia]

http://www.nzherald.co.nz:80/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10523364

Reward offered for citizen's arrest of Rice
8:25PM Thursday July 24, 2008

A $5000 reward is being offered to any Auckland University student who can make a successful citizen's arrest of United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her visit to the country this weekend.

Auckland University Student Association (AUSA) president David Do said the arrest would be for her role in "overseeing the illegal invasion and continued occupation" of Iraq.

"It is hard enough living as a student in Auckland these days without having a war criminal coming to town, so we thought we'd give our students a chance to make a dent in their student loans and work for global justice at the same time."

Dr Rice will be in Auckland on July 26, where she will meet with Prime Minister Helen Clark, Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Opposition leader John Key.

She will make her first trip to New Zealand after attending a meeting of the Asean Regional Forum this week in Singapore.

- NZPA

Fair Use Notice

The 911 Deception Continues - Featuring Dr. Robert Bowman and Micheal Keefer - July 14, 2008

The 9/11 Deception Continues

Monday July 14th, 7:30 PM

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Present:

The 9/11 Deception Continues

The ‘war on terror’ fraud and the frame-up of the ‘Toronto 18’

An evening with Dr. Bob Bowman (USA) and Prof. Michael Keefer (U. of Guelph)


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James Woolsey fingering Iraq on 9/12

While the whole world was fingering Osama, Woolsey was trying to make the world believe Iraq was behind the attacks.

James Woolsey, Iraq again, NBC, 22:26, 9/12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPTN2sLtqFs

James Woolsey, fingering Iraq again, ABC, 13;49, 9/12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37tNdsfdTBo

James Woolsey, fingering Iraq, ABC, 00:19, 9/12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X4HFQK6YDE

James Woolsey fingering Iraq, CNN, 06:53, 9/13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dptD_Febt3U

New (sort of) arguments against 9/11 truth and how to deal with them

Recently I have seen the following argument against 9/11 truth with increased frequency:

"I don't believe it was an inside job because they would have implicated Iraq, not Saudi Arabia, if it had been."

Another increasingly common one is:

"If it had been an inside job, they would have planted WMD in Iraq."

I think both of these arguments are a very good sign. They are a long way from what we used to hear---"Yous is a bunch of %^$#& freaks and nuts!"

Both of these arguments contain the assumption that it could have been an inside job and require their proponent to think from that point of view, thus taking the matter much more seriously than in the past.

I wonder if others have noticed this and what people think are the best really short answers to these two arguments.

911 Blood & Oil * Deep State Violence * Marks

Flyby News Notes -
Editor - Jonathan Mark - www.FlybyNews.com
June 19, 2008 - 911 Blood & Oil * Deep State Violence * Marks

“The 'official conspiracy theory' of 911 is just such a lie.
Bush's official conspiracy theory requires a complete rewrite
of the laws of physics going back to Galileo, Newton, and
perhaps even Aristotle. It is more reasonable to conclude
that Bush is a part of a murderous plot to seize dictatorial
powers than to conclude that Galileo, Newton and Einstein
were just wrong about matter, motion, and the conservation
of both matter and energy. I don't they were wrong.
Rather --I think Bush is a goddamn liar!”

-- Len Hart

1) The 911 Blood on Bush ­ Deep State Violence ­ NYC Commission
- - The Blood on Bush's hands
- - 9/11, Deep State Violence, and the Hope of Internet Politics
- - General Accuses WH of War Crimes
- - Deals With Iraq Are Set to Bring Oil Giants Back
- - Tim Russert, Dick Cheney, and 9/11 ­by David Ray Griffin
- - Independent 9/11 Investigation -- Mike Gravel -- Democracy Now!
2) Bush Threatens Iran With Military Action ­ What’s Next?
- - Ray McGovern Asks Conyers to Impeach to Stop Bush Iran War

Senate Report: Bush Used Iraq Intel He Knew Was False, Secret Plan To Occupy Iraq Indefinitely

This is a related article. - Jon

Senate Report: Bush Used Iraq Intel He Knew Was False

Source: huffingtonpost.com

6/5/2008

More than five years after the initial invasion of Iraq, the Senate Intelligence Committee has finally gone on the record: the Bush administration misused, and in some cases disregarded, intelligence which led the nation into war. The two final sections of a long-delayed and much anticipated "Phase II" report on the Bush administration's use of prewar intelligence, released on Thursday morning, accuse senior White House officials of repeatedly misrepresenting the threat posed by Iraq.

In addition, the report on Iraq war intelligence harshly criticizes a Pentagon office for executing "inappropriate, sensitive intelligence activities" without the proper knowledge of the State Department and other agencies.

Bush Replays Iraq Games on Iran By Ray McGovern June 1, 2008

Bush Replays Iraq Games on Iran

By Ray McGovern - consortiumnews.com
June 1, 2008

Stop! Please. Get beneath the hype over former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception. Don’t miss forest for trees.

Not since John Dean told the truth about President Richard Nixon’s crimes have we had an account by a very close aide to a sitting president charging him with crimes of the most serious kind.

McClellan writes that George W. Bush abandoned “candor and honesty” to wage a “political campaign” that led the nation into an “unnecessary war.”

The chief U.S. prosecutor of senior Nazi officials at the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, labeled such action – more correctly termed a war of aggression – the “supreme international crime.”

In other words, President Bush used propaganda and deception to lead the United States into what an earlier generation of American leaders judged not just a war crime, but the “supreme” war crime.

Happy Memorial Day

Nothing to see here, folks, just another casualty of the War that the media isn't talking about ...

Telling Truths That Can't Be Said, by Anthony Arnove

(Note: Just a plug and an FYI . . . "War, Inc." is being released on DVD July 1, 2008 . . . . Betsy)

http://socialistworker.org/2008/05/20/telling-truths

Column: Anthony Arnove

Telling Truths That Can't Be Said

A look at John Cusack's satire War, Inc., and why we desperately need more commentary like it today.

May 20, 2008

IN THE Orwellian world of U.S. politics, often, it takes artists to say the truth that otherwise can't be said--or heard.

Stanley Kubrick brought home the reality of militarism and the madness of U.S. nuclear doctrine in Dr. Strangelove as no nonfiction work of the time could. Sidney Lumet's Network did the same for the corporate takeover of our culture.

Today, John Cusack's War, Inc. fires a similar shot across the bow of our tortured political discourse.

War, Inc. is a Swiftian allegory of the world not as it might be in some possible future, but as it is today, with a performance from Ben Kingsley as memorable as Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove. (It also features a deconstruction by Hilary Duff of her own fame and our twisted, sexist culture that has to be seen to be believed.)