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The Washington Post, LA Times, USA Today, NPR, Stewart, Colbert, Fox News and host of U.S. lawmakers receive threatening letters

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, February 23, 2012

WASHINGTON — Several US lawmakers received threatening letters containing a harmless white powder, but the sender warned more missives including a “harmful material” could follow, a Senate official said.

The news sparked alarm and served as a grim reminder of the 2001 anthrax attacks in which letters containing the deadly pathogen were sent to offices of two Democratic senators and several media offices. Five people were killed.

The anonymous sender “has indicated that additional letters containing a powdery substance will be arriving at more Senate offices,” Senate sergeant-at-arms Terrance Gainer said in a email to staff.

“Some of these letters may contain an actual harmful material,” he added, noting the missives were postmarked from Portland, Oregon.

Similar letters, which included complaints about corporate influence over US politics, also were received by several US media outlets, but they did not contain any white powder, said law enforcement officials quoted by US media.

The letters were received by organizations such as The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Fox News and National Public Radio, reports said.

CBS News quoted a law enforcement official as saying that in missives to comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, the sender warned that 100 letters were sent to the Washington or home-state offices of US senators.

Justice Department takes on itself in probe of 2001 anthrax attacks

The Washinton Post
Published: Jan 27th
By Jerry Markon

Since it began a decade ago, the federal government’s massive investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks has been plagued by missteps and complications.

Investigators initially focused on the wrong man, then had to pay him a nearly $6 million settlement. In 2008, they accused another man, Bruce E. Ivins, who killed himself before he could go to trial.

Now, in the latest twist, the government has argued against itself.

In documents deep in the files of a recently settled Florida lawsuit, Justice Department civil attorneys contradicted their own department’s conclusion that Ivins was unquestionably the anthrax killer. The lawyers said the type of anthrax in Ivins’s lab was “radically different” from the deadly anthrax. They cited several witnesses who said Ivins was innocent, and they suggested that a private laboratory in Ohio could have been involved in the attacks.

The unusual spectacle of one arm of the Justice Department publicly questioning another has the potential to undermine one of the most high-profile investigations in years, according to critics and independent experts who reviewed the court filings.

“I cannot think of another case in which the government has done such an egregious about-face. It destroys confidence in the criminal findings,’’ said Paul Rothstein, a law professor at Georgetown University.

Washington Post Editorial: Answers in 2001 Anthrax Attacks are still elusive.

Answers in 2001 anthrax attacks are still elusive

Thursday, February 17, 2011

RESOLUTION OF THE 2001 anthrax attacks continues to prove elusive.

The Justice Department and the FBI identified Maryland scientist Bruce E. Ivins as having single-handedly carried out the attacks that killed five people and seriously sickened 17 others. The department was on the verge of seeking an indictment in 2008 when Mr. Ivins took his own life.

Doubts lingered about Mr. Ivins's guilt, in part because the FBI had had its sights on a different Maryland scientist for several years before admitting he was not the culprit. Now, a report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) raises new questions about whether Mr. Ivins was wrongly accused.

Pentagon's Cyber Command seeks authority to expand its battlefield

By Ellen Nakashima
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, November 6, 2010; 12:41 AM

The Pentagon's new Cyber Command is seeking authority to carry out computer network attacks around the globe to protect U.S. interests, drawing objections from administration lawyers uncertain about the legality of offensive operations.

Cyber Command's chief, Gen. Keith B. Alexander, who also heads the National Security Agency, wants sufficient maneuvering room for his new command to mount what he has called "the full spectrum" of operations in cyberspace.

Offensive actions could include shutting down part of an opponent's computer network to preempt a cyber-attack against a U.S. target or changing a line of code in an adversary's computer to render malicious software harmless. They are operations that destroy, disrupt or degrade targeted computers or networks.

From Veterans Today.................Terrorizing 911 Truth

Terrorizing 911 Truth
April 13, 2010 posted by Niall Bradley · 18 Comments

ShareIf it has been difficult for American leaders to influence the country’s foreign policy since the military-industrial complex wrested control from the state office after the Second World War, it has proven impossible to do so since the US sealed its Faustian bargain with Israel on 9/11. The US Empire is damned if it does cut the flow of money and arms to Israel and damned if it doesn’t.

The truth about 9/11 is going to emerge one way or another. How the momentum is managed will determine who is left without a chair when the music finally grinds to halt. While it’s broadly in both the US and Israeli governments interests to keep a lid on the truth by distracting the US population any which way it can, there appears to be a game of hide and seek taking place through the media to prepare the ground and cast one or the other in the role of villain. This was in evidence these past few weeks as ‘9/11 Truth’ hit the mainstream like never before.

READERS IN COUNCIL - Freedom of speech under attack [Yukihisa Fujita & The Washington Post incident]

Title: Freedom of Speech Under Attack
Source: The Japan Times
Author: By Keisuke Akita
Published: Sunday, Mar. 21, 2010

Url: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/rc20100321a3.html

The Washington Post editorial "Poisonous thinking in Japan" (which The Japan Times printed on this page March 10) is an example of an attack on freedom of speech. The editorial denounces a Japanese Upper House lawmaker (Yukihisa Fujita) for raising doubts about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

READERS IN COUNCIL - An interview that ran off the track --- by Yukihisa Fujita

Title: An interview that ran off the track
Source: The Japan Times
Published: Sunday, Mar. 14, 2010

Url: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/rc20100314a2.html

By YUKIHISA FUJITA
Member of the House of CouncilorsTokyo

As a member of the Diet's Upper House and as director general of the Democratic Party of Japan's International Department, I wish to comment on the circumstances of The Washington Post editorial "Poisonous thinking in Japan," which The Japan Times published on this page March 10. [The editorial referred to my ideas about the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as "bizarre."]

Corrected version of Councillor Fujita's "Comment on Circumstances of Washington Post Editorial Dated Mar 8, 2010"

I received this from Mr. Fujita last night.
This is the correct version.
Please spread this one far and wide.

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March 10th, 2010
Comment on Circumstances of Washington Post Editorial Dated Mar 8, 2010

Yukihisa Fujita
Member of the House of Councillors

At 10:30 am on March 3, 2010, Lee Hockstader, Editorial Writer for the Washington Post, visited myself (Yukihisa Fujita, member of the House of Councillors, and Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) International Department Director General) having made an interview request on the subject of “Japan’s stance on and shifting attitudes toward immigration” via the Foreign Press Center, Japan. (see the attached interview request and questions)

Yukihisa Fujita Comments on Circumstances of Washington Post Editorial

Below is a statement made by Yukihisa Fujita today about the interview with Lee Hockstader, Editorial Writer for the Washington Post.

The Statement

March 10, 2010

Comment on Circumstances of Washington Post Editorial Dated Mar 8, 2010

Yukihisa Fujita
Member of the House of Councillors
Office Tel: 3508-8205

At 10:30 am on March 3, 2010, Lee Hockstader, Editorial Writer for the Washington Post, visited myself (Yukihisa Fujita, member of the House of Councillors, and Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) International Department Director General) having made an interview request on the subject of “Japan’s stance on and shifting attitudes toward immigration” via the Foreign Press Center, Japan. (original interview request and questions in Japanese available on request)

Fujita's Defenders hit back hard at The Washington Post!

Hello all,

Here is a sample of what I've seen from 9/11 Truth Advocates defending the attack against Yukihisa Fujita by the editors of the Washington Post; see article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/07/AR2010030702354.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

Firstly here is a brilliant letter to the editor at the WP from an Australian Russel Park-Miller. This is one of many I have been cc'd on from Australia alone;

The Editor
The Washington Post
Washington, USA

Dear Sir/Madam,

Re your article of 8 March 2010: "A Leading Japanese Politician Espouses 9/11 Fantasy".
I write to express my disgust at the rude, arrogant and ill informed, attack on Mr. Fujita in your shoddy article.

For the intelligentsia of the world it is very refreshing to see a politician, any politician, especially one from a highly advanced country like Japan, finally display the intestinal fortitude to come out and speak frankly and honestly against the official story of 9/11, which is so obviously a blatant lie propagated by a bunch of pathological miscreants with the unswerving support of the almost unanimously compliant (and consequently complicit) US media.

The Washington Post on “Lunatic” 9/11 “Conspiracy Theorists”

"Yet while serving out a hit piece against the global “9/11 Truth” movement, it is in fact the editors of the Washington Post who are demonstrably “fact-averse”."
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Title: The Washington Post on “Lunatic” 9/11 “Conspiracy Theorists”
Source: Dissident Voice
By Jeremy R. Hammond
Url: http://dissidentvoice.org/2010/03/the-washington-post-on-lunatic-911-conspiracy-theorists/

March 9th, 2010

An editorial in the Washington Post yesterday slammed Japanese member of parliament Yukihisa Fujita because he “seems to think that America’s rendering of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, is a gigantic hoax.” His “ideas” about the terrorist attacks “are too bizarre, half-baked and intellectually bogus to merit serious discussion.”

The Washington Post: A leading Japanese politician espouses a 9/11 fantasy

The only good thing about 9/11 is to see brave figures rising, like Fujita, Gage, Jones, Jersey Girls & many others restoring the face of truth. This article can be one of those defining examples of how influential media are sabotage a serious and fact based discussion about what happened on September 11, 2001. The presentation of an authoritative and genuine politician from Japan, who risks his neck for the sake of truth.
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Title: A leading Japanese politician espouses a 9/11 fantasy
Source: The Washington Post
Url: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/07/AR2010030702354.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

YUKIHISA FUJITA is an influential member of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan. As chief of the DPJ's international department and head of the Research Committee on Foreign Affairs in the upper house of Japan's parliament, to which he was elected in 2007, he is a Brahmin in the foreign policy establishment of Washington's most important East Asian ally. He also seems to think that America's rendering of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, is a gigantic hoax.

The "War on Terror" Fraud, and the Washington Post's "New Approach"

Hand-Off to Obama?

 

Crimes of the State

 

The Washington Post, today,1 has done a pretty good job of encapsulating the fraudulent "war on terrorism" without actually calling it a fraud. One would have to be in-the-know to understand the implications, but they are there if one is willing to study the article.

"There has been no confirmed trace of bin Laden since he narrowly escaped from the CIA and the U.S. military after the battle near Tora Bora, Afghanistan, in December 2001, according to U.S., Pakistani and European officials."

That's a pretty strong statement. No "trace?"

WaPo Dana Milbank Classifies Sibel Edmonds as "Kiss & Tell"

Edmonds hasn't written a book yet, has she? Though what she's written already could fill one. Milbank also mentions these people who've made statements on or were witnesses to 9/11 related things, i'm not familiar with all the names in his list: George Tenet, Richard Clarke, Paul O'Neill, Christy Todd-Whitman, Karen Kwiatkowski, Coleen Rowley

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2008/05/23/DI2008052303436.html

Transcript: Washington Sketch
Dana Milbank, Washington Post Columnist
Thursday, May 29, 2008; 1:00 PM

"Post columnist Dana Milbank, who serves as the capital's foremost critic of political theater in his Washington Sketch columns and videos, was online Thursday, May 29 at 1 p.m. ET to take your questions and comments about the things politicians say -- and the absurd ways they find to say them."

Washington Post: All Convicted USS Cole Defendants have escaped from prison, or been released by Yemeni Officials

(Ah, the "Al Qaeda" catch-and-release program is doing well in Yemen. Can you really blame anyone for being cynical about alleged "Al Qaeda" attacks? I guess these assets have been re-deployed. I suspect that the probe has "unraveled" because it was never properly wound. Speaking of re-deployment, where the hell is Ali Mohamed? -rep.)

Probe of USS Cole Bombing Unravels
Plotters freed in Yemen; U.S. Efforts Frustrated

By Craig Whitlock, Washington Post Foreign Service, Sunday, May 4, 2008; Page A01

ADEN, Yemen -- Almost eight years after al-Qaeda nearly sank the USS Cole with an explosives-stuffed motorboat, killing 17 sailors, all the defendants convicted in the attack have escaped from prison or been freed by Yemeni officials.

Continued...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/03/AR2008050302047.html?sid=ST2008050400049