Terrorism

US Justice Department memos: the specter of military dictatorship

A set of nine secret memos released by the US Justice Department Monday reveal that in the weeks and months after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks the US government began erecting the legal scaffolding for a full-blown military dictatorship.

Attorney General Eric Holder declared that the release of the documents, which were posted on the Justice Department's web site, signaled a new era of "transparency and openness." The actions of the Obama administration in recent weeks, however, including the invocation of national security and state secrets to quell lawsuits challenging the worst abuses of the Bush era, make it clear that the threat revealed in these memos is far from over.

(Read more at http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/mar2009/pers-m04.shtml )

Did BIll Moyer's Guest Say 9/11 Was an Inside Job?

In 2008, Architect, Richard Gage Published a Video DVD containing evidence and “proof beyond a reasonable doubt” that three WTC skyscrapers were deliberately destroyed with explosives.

On November 7, Gage’s evidence was submitted to the FBI along with a letter explaining that the conclusions and implications of Gage’s presentation could be of immediate concern to the national security of the United States.

December 22, 2008, a letter of reply was received from the FBI’s head of Counterterrorism – Michael J. Heimbach who assessed Richard Gage’s presentation as: “…backed by thorough research and analysis.

Framing Pakistan

December 1, 2008
Framing Pakistan.

I have mentioned it and/or alluded to it in most of my posts dealing with Iran, namely that Iran will be used by the US and its allies to stir sectarianism wherever a Shiite minority exists. I mentioned Lebanon, Bahrain, Kuwait, Pakistan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

I have come to this conclusion after close study of the Iraqi "experiment".

Already a year ago, I have been saying that Pakistan is next on the list. I maintain what I said.

The Mumbai attacks add an extra confirmation to my hypothesis.

The first thing the Western Media and the Indian government did, while the fights were still raging, was to point an accusatory finger at Pakistan - including guess who ? Patrick Cockburn, the "firebrand" Mullah Sadr, lover.

For those of you who have been following the news, Pakistan for the past 4 months or so has witnessed an escalation of US air force attacks on it, in particular in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

Imminent terror attack will 'outdo 9/11' - Streem.com.au/Arab newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi

Imminent terror attack will 'outdo 9/11'
http://www.streem.com.au/world/7401-imminent-terror-attack-will-outdo-911

Published by Streem -- Nov 10, 2008 9:11am
Updated Nov 10, 2008 9:18am AEST

Al-Qaeda is reportedly planning a terrorist attack against the United States which will "outdo by far" the attacks of September 11 in 2001.

Arab newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi in London reports a senior Yemen official close to Al-Qaeda as warning of a new wave of terror attacks against the western nation.

The source, who is not named, is quoted as being "very close to Al-Qaeda"

The newspaper is edited by Abdel al-Bari Atwan, who was the last journalist to edit Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 1996.

The newspaper report, contained on the front page, suggests bin Laden has ordered a large scale attack against the United States which would "outdo by far" the attacks of September 11.

It comes as reports in Britain say there is clear evidence that thousands of extremists are living inside the United Kingdom.

Albright Agrees with Biden: Terrorists Will Test Obama

Albright Agrees with Biden: Terrorists Will Test Obama

http://wearechange.org/

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright agrees with Sen. Biden that it is a 'statement of fact' that terrorists will test Sen. Obama within first six months of his presidency. October 21, 2008.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD_EAe1N9-M

Biden to Supporters: "Gird Your Loins", For the Next President "It's Like Cleaning Augean Stables"

October 20, 2008 7:35 AM

ABC News' Matthew Jaffe Reports: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Sunday guaranteed that if elected, Sen. Barack Obama., D-Ill., will be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.

Stockholm syndrome (the water runs deep)

Stockholm syndrome
–noun Psychiatry.
an emotional attachment to a captor formed by a hostage as a result of continuous stress, dependence, and a need to cooperate for survival.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/stockholm%20syndrome

[Origin: after an incident in Stockholm in 1973, during which a bank employee became romantically attached to a robber who held her hostage]

Our Leaders HAVE Prevented More Terrorism (They Haven't Authorized Any New False Flag Attacks)

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/09/our-leaders-have-prevented-more.html

At the Convention last night, I watched the McCain campaign make 9/11 the centerpiece of their platform. The argument, of course, is that America has not suffered another terrorist attack since 9/11 because of strong Republican leadership.

Let's put aside the fact that the anthrax attacks occured just a couple of weeks later (and were an inside job).

Let's put aside the fact that America hasn't suffered any more terrorist attacks simply because the boys haven't authorized any more false flag attacks (yes, they do deserve credit for that!)

And let's put aside the fact that the Iraq war was launched based on an intentional false linkage with 9/11.

Let's just focus on whether the Republican White House and their democratic and republican co-conspirators in Congress have made us any safer. The answer is clearly no:

Black Helicopter training in Portland, OR - something's up!!

Anyone know anything about Black Helicopter exercises that are supposedly being held in a number of US cities? We have had 2 nights of this shit here in Portland and the city is saying it is all DoD, and sorry we didn't warn the residents of this terrorism of a city. Someone has just raised the idea that it might be some mercenary company doing the practice runs, with AK-47's, apparently unloaded?!

See Indymedia at http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/08/378892.shtml and http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/08/378868.shtml.

Thanks for any constructive recommendations!

www.oregontruthalliance.com

Austrian rights-activists arrested under terrorism law

Just another example how terrorism is abused for installing a police-like state in Europe:

10 animal rights-activists were arrested in Vienna, Austria last month. In the nation-wide radio station FM4, one of the activists reported how a uniformed task force stormed his place at 6 o’clock in the morning and he was not allowed to move anymore. The rights-actvists were arrested under a new established terrorism paragraph - according to this, people can be arrested if there is just a suspicion of beeing member of an illegal or criminal ring. According to FM4, the law can be interpreted in pretty any way of beeing an terrorist when politcally active. According to an interview with Harald Balluch, one of the animals rights-activists, in austrian magazine DerStandard, they were never told which criminal ring they should belong to. The equipment of their society was confiscated as well as all of their mobile phones and their address database of donators.

TAMU Librarian Stephen Atkins Publishes 9/11 Encyclopedia

Librarians are rarely associated with terrorism, but Texas A&M librarian Stephen Atkins defies the stereotype. A noted specialist on terrorist groups, Atkins has published The 9/11 Encyclopedia. The two-volume work details events leading to 9/11, identifying all participants worldwide. Atkins also covers events following the attack which have shaped our understanding of this cataclysmic event. "The horror and impact of 9/11 is almost beyond our comprehension. As the defining tragedy of our time, it reverberates in every aspect of our daily lives," explained Atkins, curator of French Collections at Texas A&M's Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, who has written four works on extremism and terrorism. He also teaches a course on extremism and terrorism in the contemporary world for the History Department at Texas A&M. Published by Praeger Security International, The 9/11 Encyclopedia, resource for scholars and security specialists, contains over 40 primary documents and 586 pages.

I Thought We Didn't Negotiate With Terrorists

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/06/i-thought-we-didnt-negotiate-with.html

Yesterday, in response to an essay arguing for impeachment, I got the following comment:

"If anything, the start of impeachment proceedings might force Bush to start the war against Iran early or cause him to bring about the false flag attack you mention. What better way to show the country how the Democrats engage in devisive partisan politics than to have them impeach him while the country is at war. Bush could also use the threat of impeachment as a pretext for declaring martial law and sweeping aside all opposition. It's better to just let Bush leave office quietly than to risk the horrors that he could unleash on us before then."

What is he talking about?

1st Amendment Threat: Gingrich Threatens Loss of City after SCOTUS Upholds Constitution

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich yesterday in Manchester said the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism. Gingrich, speaking at a Manchester awards banquet, said a "different set of rules" may be needed to reduce terrorists' ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message.

"We need to get ahead of the curve before we actually lose a city, which I think could happen in the next decade," said Gingrich, a Republican who helped engineer the GOP's takeover of Congress in 1994.

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?articleId=d3f4ee4e-1e90-475a-b1b0-bbcd5baedd78

Gingrich raises alarm at event honoring those who stand up for freedom of speech
By RILEY YATES
New Hampshire Union Leader Staff
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich yesterday in Manchester said the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism.

GINGRICH

How to properly file an official FCC complaint against Michael Reagan for death threats against Mark Dice

How to properly file an official FCC complaint against Michael Reagan for death threats against Mark Dice

Martin Hill
Op-Ed News
Saturday, June 14, 2008

RELATED: Talk show host Michael Reagan calls for murder of anti-war activist

Radio host Michael Reagan made death threats against Mark Dice and 9/11 truthers. Show him that we will not stand for that. Demand the government prosecute.

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How to properly file an official FCC complaint against Michael Reagan for death threats against Mark Dice & 911 Truthers

By now we have all heard about the disgusting criminal act commited by talk show host Michael Reagan, who threatened the life of Mark Dice as well as all 9/11 truthers on his nationally syndicated radio show on June 10, 2008 in the second hour.

[See INFOWARS story here http://www.infowars.com/?p=2679 and youtube video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdJO-kUINMs