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- 7 octobre 2007: Cette semaine, nous parlons du 9/11, des doubles standards, de la privatisation de tout, un peu d'actualités diverses, de
Bush given dictatorial power
Blackwater is Trained for use in US Cities and Schools
Militarizing US police
Former CIA Official Exposes Bush Administration Fraud
If there's another 9/11 under this regime ... it means that they switch on full extent all the apparatus of a police state that has been patiently constructed, largely secretly at first but eventually leaked out and known and accepted by the Democratic people in Congress, by the Republicans and so forth.
Will there be anything left for NSA to increase its surveillance of us? ... They may be to the limit of their technical capability now, or they may not. But if they're not now they will be after another 9/11.
And I would say after the Iranian retaliation to an American attack on
This possible future is more menacingly close than a lot of Americans are willing to believe: but we ignore it at both our personal peril, and that of the Republic.
Hard as it might be to believe, there is a very real possibility that Bush will exercise these rights before his term ends. All he needs is an excuse. At present, the economy is on the verge of collapse, the Iraqi Occupation is going badly no matter what Bush and his chosen generals say, energy supplies are unable to keep pace with demand, disapproval of the Bush administration is growing, and Bush wants to attack Iran and so complete his Middle East conquest. He has all the reason in the world to declare martial law. All he lacks is a sufficient excuse.
The nation's centralized terrorist watch list that is used to screen 270 million individuals every month now contains more than 700,000 entries, but remains marred by duplication, erroneous information, incorrect tracking codes and poor coordination between the watch list and the agencies that use the list, according to an audit released Thursday by the Justice Department's inspector general.
The Department of Homeland Security already knows everything about your travel. Now, for the first time, The Identity Project makes it easy for you to request the unclassified parts of the dossier that the DHS has complied on you.
Only pro-war groups are allowed freedom of speech in police state Amerika as cops kidnap people who recite the very document they swore an oath to protect and uphold.
Peaceful onlookers were arrested by police for reading the Constitution while a pro-war group was allowed full freedom of speech in
Late September, the Senate approved for AFRICOM's inaugural chief, Army Gen. William "Kip" Ward, and now the Pentagon confirms the command has reached "initial operating capacity."
"I see the establishment of AFRICOM as a wonderful opportunity to efficiently and effectively apply the elements of
When it comes to national resources to exploit, Africa is the "new
Alliance atlantique . Washington veut imposer un dispositif militaire accompagnant la mondialisation libérale. Michèle Alliot-Marie leur envoie l’Europe de la défense à la rescousse.
Most people know that Vice President Dick Cheney is former CEO of Halliburton, which makes billions of dollars a year from oil and primarily defense-related construction contracts (and that war and chaos increase Halliburton's profits, which in turn increase the value of Cheney's stock options). Most people also know that Cheney was secretary of Defense under George H. W. Bush.
Many people know that Cheney was a congressman from Wyoming. Some even know that he was one of the founders of the Project for a New American Century.
Well-read people know that the Project for a New American Century, in turn, called for a new American empire well before 9/11, and lamented that, without a "catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor", transformation of America into an empire would be very slow.
But even well-informed people probably don't know that -- in the 70's -- Cheney was instrumental in generating fake intelligence exaggerating the Soviet threat in order to undermine coexistence between the U.S. and Soviet Union, which conveniently justified huge amounts of cold war spending. See also this article. This scheme foreshadowed Mr. Cheney's role in generating fake intelligence about
And did you know that Cheney has been perhaps the leading advocate for strengthening the powers of the White House to the point of monarchy for at least 20 years?
Or that newly-released documents show that Cheney was involved in debates concerning illegal wiretaps 30 years ago?
Did you catch that the former director of the CIA accused Cheney of overseeing American torture policies ? Or that Colin Powell's former chief of staff stated that Dick Cheney is guilty of war crimes for his role in facilitating torture?
And, according to to the Pulitzer prize-winning reporter who uncovered the
And guess who is the prime architect of efforts to bomb
To recap, Cheney's past includes:
• Faking intelligence and using scare tactics about enemies to justify a pre-planned military agenda
• Lobbying to give the president the powers of the king
• Calling for an American empire and lamenting the lack of a "new Pearl Harbor"
• Police state type wiretapping
• Selling war
• Promoting torture
• Funding Al-Qaeda
Did all of these aspects of Mr. Cheney's background converge in the Iraq debacle? Well, a top official at the State Department stated there was a secret "cabal" involving Cheney, and that Cheney and a handful of others had hijacked the country's foreign policy.
Did they converge on 9/11?
This last question is not merely academic: vice President Cheney was apparently in charge of ALL 5 of the war games which occurred on 9/11 and coordinated the government's "response" to the attacks. See this CNN article; and this essay.
And Cheney is the one who monitored flight 77 for many miles as it approached the Pentagon and -- when a military man asked "do the orders still stand?" -- Cheney responded affirmatively:
"The plane is 50 miles out. The plane is 30 miles out." And when it got down to, "The plane is 10 miles out," the young man also said to the vice president, "Do the orders still stand?" And the vice president turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?"
Watch the video for yourself (and see this essay).
Mr. Cheney's motive concerning 9/11 was strong. As a well-known writer said:
"For his entire career, he sought untrammeled power. The Bush presidency and 9/11 finally gave it to him . . ."
Postscript: For the sake of brevity, I have left out numerous additional acts committed by Mr. Cheney. For example, you may have heard that the Energy Task Force chaired by Cheney prior to 9/11 collected maps of Iraqi oil fields and potential suitors for that oil. But did you know that a secret document written by the National Security Council on February 3, 2001 directed the N.S.C. staff to cooperate fully with the Energy Task Force as it considered the “melding” of two seemingly unrelated areas of policy: “the review of operational policies towards rogue states,” such as Iraq, and “actions regarding the capture of new and existing oil and gas fields”? In other words, it is difficult to brush off Cheney's Energy Task Force's examination of Iraqi oil maps as a harmless comparison of American energy policy with known oil reserves because the N.S.C. explicitly linked the Task Force, oil, and regime change. Indeed, a former senior director for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian affairs at the N.S.C. said “if this little group was discussing geostrategic plans for oil, it puts the issue of war in the context of the captains of the oil industry sitting down with Cheney and laying grand, global plans” (see also this essay).
Of course, Cheney has not acted alone in his actions. But he's been an important player in many different arenas and is, perhaps, the most widely-known figure who has had a hand in all of the above-described events. Cheney might not be the ultimate Mr. Big in these crimes, but he appears to have gotten his hands dirtier -- and to be closer to the true seat of power -- even than Mr. Bush.
In addition, while Cheney was not solely responsible for the above-listed actions, he hired many of the people who caused the mischief, such as the chief architect of the
Vice President Cheney and The Fight Over "Inherent" Presidential Powers: His Attempt to Swing the Pendulum Back Began Long Before 9/11
NOTE: Some of these symptoms are found in non-fascist countries where they should be treated as serious warning signs. On the other hand, fascist states - unlike democratic nations - have many, if not all, of these symptoms.
Your president asserts the right to ignore part or all of laws passed by the national legislature.
Massive warrantless searches
Your president and other officials regularly lie to you
Fraudulent election counts
Government monitoring of letters, emails, phone calls and checking accounts
A government subservient to the interests of the country's largest corporations.
Use of torture on prisoners
Courts that support presidential use of unconstitutional powers
Massive spying on citizens, especially those involved in political dissent
A government that uses words like democracy, freedom and peace while engaging in acts dramatically at odds with such words
Government agencies or officials declaring themselves exempt from portions of the law or constitution
Creation of watchlists, no-fly lists and similar exclusionary documents
National ID cards
Growing number of citizens incarcerated for a growing number of offenses
Massive use of cameras to spy on citizens
A media supportive of, or obsequious towards, the government in covering its police state activities
Security bubble around government leaders' public appearances including preselected audiences and limit on proximity of protests
Disarming of citizenry
Dissent characterized as disloyal by government and its supporting media
Increasing government control over private behavior
Lack of legal recourse to stop illegal government actions
Prison without trial and arrests without charges
It is difficult to borrow books from libraries pertaining to controversial subjects such as, communism,socialism,and, fascism.
Transfer of powers from legislatures to executive
Assassinations of popular public figures
Expansion of prisons and laws that lead people to prisons
President claims right to make war whenever he wants
Words misused to mean their opposite: i.e. peace for war, democracy for fascism
The president sets himself up as the sole moral authority for the entire country, using his personal beliefs as the basis on which to declare what is 'good' and what is 'evil.'
Federal takeover of functions formerly considered essential state or local responsibilities such as state militias and public education
Creation of a mercenary military force used for foreign and domestic purposes
Nearly 90% of respondents (half a million so far) think the President should be removed from office.
Congress does nothing.
It is time to impeach the whole government.
Do you believe President Bush's actions justify impeachment? * 557533 responsesYes, between the secret spying, the deceptions leading to war and more, there is plenty to justify putting him on trial.
89% No, like any president, he has made a few missteps, but nothing approaching "high crimes and misdemeanors."
4.2% No, the man has done absolutely nothing wrong. Impeachment would just be a political lynching.
5.1% I don't know.
Not a scientific survey. Click to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding.
Six customs inspectors have told federal officials that superiors instructed them to enter false data indicating airline passengers had been stopped and inspected for plant and animal contraband.
Just don't fly any more, either domestically or internationally, period, end of discussion!
Only when the airlines and hospitality industry are hurting to the point of bankruptcy will people in congress possibly listen to the reality that the so-called "inspections" do nothing to really keep us safe; this is truly all for show.
Indeed, the strongest piece of evidence in Mr. Padilla’s case was what prosecutors said was an application form Mr. Padilla filled out to attend a training camp run by Al Qaeda in
An 'Application Form'?????????????
The federal government appears to have the authority to prosecute journalists or newspapers for publishing classified information, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Sunday.
"There are some statutes on the book which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility," Gonzales said told ABC's "This Week," when asked if the government could prosecute journalists for publishing classified information.
And the millions of surveilled individuals have connections with Al Qaeda? Please: this is not about security: it's about being terrified of your own citizens.
And 'shooting the messengers' is not going to help matters either. How about this Administration not breaking the law in the first place? Now that would be a novel approach.
CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery has filed a complaint after he was shoved and sent down a flight of stairs while questioning a congressman Friday, knocking him into a woman who also fell.
This the level of contempt politicians and their minions feel - translated into physical violence - toward anyone with the gonads to ask a legitimate question at a press conference.
The cameraman, Aaron Dykes, was filming a 9/11 Truth group that was passing through the street en route to Fox Studios only a few blocks away. Off duty police officers and other members of their group began shouting "a**holes" at the 9/11 truth group when one of the officers told the cameraman to "stop filming" and warned "I wouldn't walk this way," referring to the sidewalk he was blocking off.
The phrase "brown shirts" keeps running through my mind as I read this.
What drug were they looking for that justiofied stripping the girl?
They were searching for ibuprofen. Headache pills!
And, it appears they did not find them.
Reading the Constitution? That makes you a TERROR SUSPECT!
From Hobbes To Your Cell: Hail The
US citizens who apply for a job will need prior approval from Department of Homeland Security under the terms immigration bill passed by the Senate this week.
American Civil Liberties
Even current employees will need to obtain eligibility approval from the DHS Within 60 days of the Immigration Reform Act of 2006 becoming law.
Welcome to the true state of of the democratic process in this country.
When the powers that be are so terrified of We the People that they break a minister's leg because he might have - and express - a legitimate disagreement in a public hearing, we are no longer the "Land of the Free": we're the land of the cowed and fearful.
The anti-war activist group Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) faces a $10,000 fine from the city of
"They have told us that we have 72 hours to remove every poster, or the fines will go into effect," the group said in a statement Tuesday. The ANSWER Coalition faces $
Apparently, the First Amendment to the Constitution has been assasinated by this "drive-by administration", and no one really seems to have noticed.
Mounted police charged in to break up an outdoor press conference and demonstration against the
The charge caused a peaceful crowd of some 20 journalists and four or five protestors to scatter in terror, an AFP correspondent at the event in
Now let me get his straight: the DC police thought it both necessary and appropriate to charge about 25 people, peaceably assembled....on horseback?????
Forgive me, but the words "excessive force" really leap readily to mind here.
In recent years American police forces have called out SWAT teams 40,000 or more times annually. Last year did you read in your newspaper or hear on TV news of 110 hostage or terrorist events each day? No. What then were the SWAT teams doing? They were serving routine warrants to people who posed no danger to the police or to the public.
"We have learned that the pentagon has just completed a manual for the coming detainee trials that would allow suspected terrorist to be imprisoned or executed using hearsay evidence or coerced testimony," said Nora O'Donnell, the chief Washington correspondent for NBC News' 24-hour cable news network.
This government doesn't want any of the remaining detainees to get out, because id doesn't want the world to know that they were sold for reward money, subsequently kidnapped and tortured for being at the absolutely wrong place at the wrong time.
Better to murder them than have the
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." -- Reichmarschall Hermann Goering - M. R.
One has to wonder, in how many police departments across this country, is this kind of behavior becoming a mandate: more broken limbs, more people pepper sprayed at demonstrations, and more deaths to prove just how "butch" that particular police department is.
In a jail cell at an immigration detention center in
But he has been in custody for five years.
His name is Ali Partovi. And according to the Department of Homeland Security, he is the last to be held of about 1,200 Arab and Muslim men swept up by authorities in the
"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information." --
The TSA wants commercial airlines to submit passenger information through a single DHS portal for both the Secure Flight and APIS programs.
What this amounts to is essentially a reprise of the infamous "internal passport" system in effect in the former
To all those in the world even thinking about traveling to the
Video conference if you're doing business, and get a low cost computer camera if you want to communicate with a friend or family member.
Only by making it as painful as possible for all the companies who profit from all aspects of the travel and hospitality business can we finally get some movement in Washington toward making travel endurable again.
If congress and the administration were really interested in that, they would secure the Mexican border completely.
... by design?
Is this trend the start of the government terrorizing its own people into silent obedience?
"[The officer] took me in the bathroom, locked the door, had me unfasten my bra, then he had me shake my bra, he had me pull my pants down stick my hand in my panties and do like this while he looked on," Bond said.
The police are starting to treat Americans the way the Army treats Iraqis.
Any motorist who believes a parking ticket may have been improperly issued must first pay a $250 "appeal fee" within seven days to have the case heard by a contract employee of the city. This employee will determine whether the city should keep the appeal fee, plus the cost of the ticket and late fees, or find the motorist not guilty. Council members postponed a decision on whether to reduce this appeal fee until final adoption of the measure which is expected in the first week of April.
The last official act of any corrupt government is to loot the public.
It will be interesting to see who winds up with those forclosed houses and seized vehicles if this goes forward.
Videotapes of angry officers savagely beating civilians and charges that a murder plot was hatched within an elite special operations unit have
The real terrorists walk among us, and wear badges and uniforms.
Video-taping the police now a violation of "wiretapping" laws?
Freelance reporter Matt Lepacek, reporting for Infowars.com, was arrested for asking a question to one of Giuliani's staff members in a press conference. The press secretary identified the New York based reporter as having previously asked Giuliani about his prior knowledge of WTC building collapses and ordered New Hampshire state police to arrest him.
I didn't realize Press Secretaries had arrest powers!
On a more serious note, how a candidate handles his campaign is usually a strong indicator of how they will handle their office if they win. If Giuliani believes in arresting reporters to evade embarrassing questions now, he will continue to do so if he becomes President.
She went straight from a birthday party to a jail cell. A
Cities are cracking down on charities that feed the homeless, adopting rules that restrict food giveaways to certain locations, require charities to get permits or limit the number of free meals they can provide.
Another "lovely" American trend: the criminalization of homelessness.
Two people ejected from a speech by President Bush in
These two were ousted for an anit-war bumper sticker?
How much more obvious can it be that this administration has a 'zero-tolerance' attitude toward free speech, and the Constitution itself?
Sheriff Bob Fletcher's proposal includes money for a possible open-air, fenced detention facility next to the county workhouse, riot equipment and Tasers, and $1.7 million for officers' overtime.
Talk about your "quota" for arrests!
They're armored personnel carriers supplied to “local” police agencies for little or no cost through the Pentagon's Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO), established in 1995 as part of the Defense Logistics Agency.
Since that time, the LESO has made huge amounts of military hardware – from boots to helmets to ammo to helicopters and the “Peacekeeper” APCs – available to local and state police agencies, often at little or no cost.
In short, the government is arming itself against the people, in preparation for violent repressions of those uppity taxpayers who think Congress ought to pay more attention to Americans than to some foreign government's agenda.
An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"
"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern."
—Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in
An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko.
The proliferation of SWAT teams, police militarization, and the Drug War have given rise to a dramatic increase in the number of "no-knock" or "quick-knock" raids on suspected drug offenders. Because these raids are often conducted based on tips from notoriously unreliable confidential informants, police sometimes conduct SWAT-style raids on the wrong home, or on the homes of nonviolent, misdemeanor drug users. Such highly-volatile, overly confrontational tactics are bad enough when no one is hurt -- it's difficult to imagine the terror an innocent suspect or family faces when a SWAT team mistakenly breaks down their door in the middle of the night.
Beginning in February 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will implement their ¨Advance Passenger Information System (APIS),¨ the gist of which is that you will need permission from the
Your papers, please?
Plus de 100 000 citoyens états-uniens sont de facto interdits de voyage car ils figurent sur la liste des personnes "watch" (à surveiller) et "no fly" (interdit de vol). Cette liste, qui incluait au départ des personnes soupçonnées d'être en contact avec des organisations terroristes ou bien posant un risque de sécurité pour les autres passagers aériens (par exemple parce qu'ils ont été ivres et violents à bord), a été détournée par l'équipe de
The freedom to travel of more than 100,000 Americans placed on “watch” and “no fly” lists is being restricted by the Bush-Cheney regime.
“Making it more difficult for people out of favor with the state to travel back and forth across borders is a classic part of the fascist playbook,” Wolf says. She noticed starting in 2002 that “almost every time I sought to board a domestic airline flight, I was called aside by the Transportation Security Administration(TSA) and given a more thorough search.”
During one preboarding search, a TSA agent told her “You’re on the list” and Wolf learned it is not a list of suspected terrorists but of journalists, academics, activists, and politicians “who have criticized the White House.”
We have come to the end of the era of the Constitution and Bill of Rights in this country.
What is supplanting these guarantees should be frightening to anyone with the intellectual honesty to realize what has happened.
Okay, so the airport workers can see you naked, but the clothing optional beaches are still illegal?
A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that if a motorist is carrying large sums of money, it is automatically subject to confiscation. In the case entitled, "
This is becoming a common story. A few years back I had a friend who owned a garden supply store, and he was on his way to a grower's trade show with cash to purchase new stock when the police confiscated the cash. Since objects do not enjoy the presumption of innocence, the only way to get his money back was to go to court to prove he had not come by it via criminal actions. Without the new stock and without the cash to purchase any, he went out of business waiting for a court date. Meanwhile, the police used his cash to purchase whatever they wanted.
Another shocking example of police brutality has been caught on camera showing a cop nearly breaking a girl's arm, punching her and then pepper spraying her in the face as she cries after being arrested for violating a city curfew.
A 16 year-old girl will be held in jail WITHOUT BOND, for handing out politically incorrect fliers.
The issue isn't whether or not you agree with the content of the fliers (for the record, I do NOT) but the First Amendment right to freedom of speech and ideas, which is under attack via the so-called "hate crime" laws.
It is easy to support freedom of speech when the speaker says something you agree with. But the true test of your commitment to principles is when the speaker says something you absolutely do not like. Then and only then do we see who are real Americans, and who support tyranny.
Right or wrong, this young girl should have the freedom to voice her opinion. Under that same principle, those who do not agree with her have the same right to voice their contradiction. Out of that debate arrives consensus.
But when certain topics are declared illegal to speak about or think about, we are on the road to the thought police, because it won't be just about the gays next time.
Iranian-American Student Abused By UCLA UCPD with Tazer Gun
I put this under dictatorship because we used to see the same thing happen during
US university students will not be able to work late at the campus, travel abroad, show interest in their colleagues' work, have friends outside the United States, engage in independent research, or make extra money without the prior consent of the authorities, according to a set of guidelines given to administrators by the FBI.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to monitor their colleagues for signs of suspicious behaviour and report any concerns to the FBI or the military.
How much more pathetically old
Spying on your colleagues?
This is unflipping believeable.
Including the one being lobbied for by the Israeli spies at the ADL and the Israeli spies at AIPAC.
A party in honour of Bad Faith, Callil's account of Louis Darquier, the Vichy official who arranged the deportation of thousands of Jews, was to have taken place at the French embassy in New York last night but was cancelled after the embassy became aware of a paragraph in the postscript of the book. In the postscript Callil says she grew anxious while researching the "helpless terror of the Jews of
Apparently, the author was unaware that anything remotely critical of
The First Amendment to the Constitution has been superceeded by 'agreement' on what can and cannot be said about
“Some soldiers believe this is a form of punishment for the trouble soldiers caused by talking to the media,” one Medical Hold Unit soldier said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
So, our wounded vets get punished for telling the truth?
After six people were shot in the city's
No guns or drugs were seized and no arrests made during the sweep in the $250,000 armored vehicle, paid for with Homeland Security money. But the show of force sent a message.<>Whether it was the right message is a matter of debate.
So much for "to protect and serve", emblazoned on the doors of many police vehicles around the country.
Very rarely, regardless of the propaganda coming from the cop shows on TV to the contrary, can police prevent crime: they can only come and clean up the mess after the mess has happened.
And there's one other aspect to these purchases: armored vehicles are just dandy for enforcing martial law.
245 million Americans to be forced to undergo "guilty until proven innocent" breathalyzer tests just to start their cars if plan proceeds
“It may morph into things that will really terrify you if you understand….”
The government can now enter your home or business without a warrant and go through your records at will, so long as they claim that the search is link to a target in another country.
Back when Nixon had his boys entering places of business and going through records without a warrant it was illegal, and he had to resign because of it.
Now it is the law.
Before the Democratic-controlled Congress caved in on George W. Bush’s warrantless-wiretapping powers, White House lawyers slipped in two provisions to give the President even more authority – and less accountability – than he claimed on his own. And the
The Bush administration wants the power to grant legal immunity to telecommunications companies that are slapped with privacy suits for cooperating with the White House’s controversial warrantless eavesdropping program.
The Bush administration said Monday the constitutionality of its warrantless electronic eavesdropping program cannot be challenged.
The government is taking that position in seeking the dismissal of federal court lawsuits against the government and AT&T over its alleged involvement in the once-secret surveillance program adopted after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The strategy was first recognized by the
What they're doing is even worse than Carnivore," said Kevin Bankston, a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation who attended the Stanford event. "What they're doing is intercepting everyone and then choosing their targets."
"Choosing?" As in choosing NOT to investigate the one man actually caught entering the storage area where the anthrax used in the letters was kept without authorization and after being fired over a racially-motivated attack on an Egyptian co-worker? That kind of choosing?
GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI.
"[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap."
FBI response to the top British spy, Dusko Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on
Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the
New Presidential Memorandum Permits Intelligence Director To Authorize Telcos To Lie Without Violating Securities Law
The nation’s biggest telecommunications companies, working closely with the White House, have mounted a secretive lobbying campaign to get Congress to quickly approve a measure wiping out all private lawsuits against them for assisting the
Fascism is defined as corporations and government working together against the people.
Looks like we are there!
The Justice Department contends that the whole enterprise is a state secret, and that both the class action and a related suit -- filed by an al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic charity that says it has proof of being wiretapped -- need to be accordingly dismissed.
So where is the secret room? Well, it just so happens to be room number
NARUS, which makes the internet spy system, is owned and operated by an Israeli, Ori Cohen. In this, NARUS is like AMDOCS and Comverse Infosys, Israel-linked companies that track US phone calls for billing and install eavesdropping equipment on US telephones respectively. Both AMDOCS and Comverse were involved with the Israeli spy ring which was being rounded up when 9-11 occurred as reported by FOX News' Carl Cameron. http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/spyring.html
While maintaining the legality of the NSA domestic surveillance program [JURIST report], Gonzales said the President will not reauthorize the program when its current authorization expires, and will instead submit all surveillance requests through the FISC.
The FISC has rarely if ever refused such a request. It is a rubber-stamp court operating outside Constitutional limits, used to legitimize illegitimate activity by the government.
It is clear that the NSA's domestic spying program, a program that should not legally exist, is far larger than originally anticipated. USA Today reported that, in order to develop this program, the government agency used private phone records provided by three major companies, AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., and Bellsouth Corp.
Anyone who assumes the government is not able and willing to listen in on any phone call they want any time they want is in denial
A consortium of major universities, using Homeland Security Department money, is developing software that would let the government monitor negative opinions of the
Researchers at institutions including Cornell, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Utah intend to test the system on hundreds of articles published in 2001 and 2002 on topics like President Bush’s use of the term “axis of evil,” the handling of detainees at Guantánamo Bay, the debate over global warming and the coup attempt against President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela.
It could take several years for such a monitoring system to be in place, said Joe Kielman, coordinator of the research effort. The monitoring would not extend to
And how does the government define 'negative opinions'?
Perhaps, most clearly, as telling the honest truth about a situation? Please remember: in the voluminous regulations of the FCC, there is no regulation that requires any 'news outlet' to report the truth.
And despite Joe Kielman's assurances, you can bet that this monitoring system will be in place in the
Sen. Arlen Specter's approach modifies his earlier position that the NSA eavesdropping program, which targets international telephone calls and e-mails in which one party is suspected of links to terrorists, must be subject to supervision by the secret court set up under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
Another part of the Specter bill would grant blanket amnesty to anyone who authorized warrantless surveillance under presidential authority, a provision that seems to ensure that no one would be held criminally liable if the current program is found illegal under present law.
No oversight, no rules - how wonderful. With this proposal, very much like the old 'Code Napoleon' in Europe, every citizen is now guilty until proven innocent, and no one, in the executive branch of government, can be held accountable for their actions. Did I fall asleep and wake up in the wrong country this morning?
Called ADVISE — for Analysis, Dissemination, Visualization, Insight and Semantic Enhancement — the program is capable of linking and cross-matching material from websites and blogs to government records and personal data.
Privacy activists are correct to be concerned that this is a major invasion into personal lives. and there is always the potential that the
But on a purely technical level, and looking at how inaccurate most existing government databases are, I suspect that the sheer flood of false-positives coming out of this system will render it totally unreliable and in the end it will be yet another fabulously expensive government boondoggle.
Freaky News Report About Clergy Used In US Martial Law
So, let’s get this straight. 1) In 1933,
Political charges of “contempt towards the president” dropped, four years prison still possible for political speech critical of
Sooooo, lemme get this straight. Lt. Watada is to be tried for being critical of the war in Iraq, an opinion shared by the majority of the voters and the new Congress?
A US military judge ruled Tuesday that 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive], a US Army officer who refused deployment to Iraq [JURIST report] because he felt the war is 'unlawful,' cannot argue that point in his upcoming court-martial. Lt. Col. John Head further ruled that Watada may not raise a free speech defense, as soldiers do not enjoy the same constitutional rights as civilians.
In other words, when you join the military to defend the Constitution, you are no longer to benefit from its provisions and protections. For all intents and purposes you lose your citizenship.
Of course, I understand why the military judge is taking this position, and for the same reason judges will never honestly rule on the tax codes (with the sole exception of judge James C Fox); to rule honestly according to the law means the end of the good times. No more war, no more war money.
Well, all you readers wearing the uniform, sorry to say but apparently you are not Americans any more. The Bill of Rights does not apply to you. So go out there and get killed to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic.
Americans may need passports to board domestic flights or to picnic in a national park next year if they live in one of the states defying the federal Real ID Act.
The cards would be mandatory for all "federal purposes," which include boarding an airplane or walking into a federal building, nuclear facility or national park, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told the National Conference of State Legislatures last week. Citizens in states that don't comply with the new rules will have to use passports for federal purposes.
And what happens to the state citizens - and their families -who just don't happen to have passports, or perhaps cannot afford them?
Are they just supposed to vanish into the dust?
Ooooh, they really ARE afraid of the net, aren't they!
The words “natural family,” “marriage” and “union of a man and a woman” can be punished as “hate speech” in government workplaces, according to a lawsuit that is being appealed to the
I am seeing less and less difference between the way the
"There's no place in an urban environment that you can go to right now that you're not being looked at with a video camera and you have nothing to fear from your own government - you are being watched by your fellow citizens," he says.
Who watches THEM?
This is not about 'protecting the children': this is about getting kids and their families accustomed to 24/7 surveillance.
If I were a parent in
Millions of Britons who visit the
The Observer has established that under new plans to combat terrorism, the
Memo to Britons thinking about coming to the
This country isn't even remotely friendly to its own citizens, let alone people who were born somewhere else.
These movements are yet another combo of "body blow" s to
This is the reason impeachment is mandatory. Bush lied to the Congress with this letter. In it, hs started the war in Iraq because "diplomatic and other peaceful means alone will neither (A) adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq nor (B) likely lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq."
We now know
Bush then goes on to justofy the attack by saying, "acting pursuant to the Constitution and Public Law 107-243 is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001."
We no know that
One has to wonder what kind of deal has been made whereby the new Congress thinks it is permissible for the President to lie to the Congress. Because if you let one President lie and get away with it, you have handed a license to lie to Congress to every future President.
"Yeah, well, okay. We HAVE been holding and torturing these people without due process of law, but look what we found! We got the guys who sank the RMS Titanic, killed JFK, and we captured Jack the Ripper himself!" -- Official White Horse Souse
Hitler would have loved it!
A bill introduced to the
The real purpose of this bill is to scare people away from discussing current political events on the net. The goal is to isolate Americans from each other and force them back into dependence on the controlled mainstream media for news. - M. R.
Vice President Cheney's attorneys argue that the suit should be dismissed on various grounds including that, "the Vice President is entitled to qualified immunity," and that Cheney is "absolutely immune from suits for civil damages."
Show me where it says that in the Constitution.
Of course they think they're above the law; after all, they're congress members!
Everything Hitler did in German was legal when he did it, but this did not make those actions morally right.
Hitler's Gestapo Chief Became Top Truman Advisor
George W. Bush à titre privé et la secrétaire d’État Condoleezza Rice à titre officiel ont participé à
A Republican Senator recently said that what Bush was doing was criminal. It is and now both Congress, the military and a growing segment of the American public are beginning to realize that Bush has to be removed, by force if necessary, from his high office.
JFK on Secret Societies and Free Press
New "pawn shop" laws are springing up across the
Translation: this guy is - and has been - lying through his teeth. And the lies are beginning to catch up with him, thanks to some courageous folks who are starting to ask the important questions (NOT the mainstream press, of course).
Ray McGovern, a retired CIA analyst with 27 years of experience ask Rumsfeld, "I would like to ask you to be up front with the American people, why did you lie to get us into a war that was not necessary, that has caused these kinds of casualties? why?"
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On September 6, 2007, Adam Kokesh (IVAW) and Tina Richards (Grassroots America) were arrested in Washington, D.C. for defying a federal government ban on posting promotional material for the September 15th Antiwar Rally, to be held in this city. The rally is sponsored by the ANSWER coalition. The arrests took place at the corner of
A motorist who refused to discuss his personal business with a St. George,
U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled Wednesday that using the act to authorize secret searches and wiretapping to gather criminal evidence - instead of intelligence gathering - violates the constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.