L'Autre Monde 17 juillet 2008
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Cette semaine: Les armes biologiques et les expérimentations douteuses; tour du monde avec LNI dans lequel nous abordons le cas de la Russie et des États-Unis de retour dans la guerre froide, l'Iran, l'Irak, le Pakistan, l'Afghanistan, le 9/11, la torture et le terrorisme.
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The former head of the Star Wars missile defense program under Presidents Ford and Carter has gone public to say that the official version of 9/11 is a conspiracy theory and his main suspect for the architect of the attack is Vice President Dick Cheney.
Noam Chomsky, qui avait jusqu’à présent critiqué toute forme de contestation de la version bushienne des attentats du 11 septembre 2001 en les qualifiant de « thèses conspirationnistes », est aujourd’hui gagné lui aussi par le doute.
Figure emblèmatique du combat anti-impérialiste, Noam Chomsky s’est associé à la démarche des « veuves du 11 septembre » pour la déclassification immédiate de documents antérieurs aux attentats et de parties censurées de rapports officiels.
Dans l’état actuel de sa réflexion, Noam Chomsky estime désormais que la contestation de la version bushienne est légitime, sans pour autant adhérer à une autre interprétation des événements.
Saal has employed a high powered imaging technique termed secondary ion mass spectrometry. He has identified a wealth of volatile compounds including water molecules. The molecules were concentrated in the center of the pebbles rather than coating their surface. This is being taken as evidence that the moisture is incumbent to the moon rather than being a coating from external contact.
In his column today, Rees-Mogg states that the world economy is not just entering an economic recession, but a depression comparable with the great crash of 1929 and its 10-year aftermath.
The announcement by US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson together with Federal Reserve chief Bernanke, that the US Government will bailout the two largest guarantors of housing mortgage debt--the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac--far from calming financial markets, has confirmed what we have said repeatedly in this space: The Financial Tsunami which began in August
by F. William Engdahl
Global Research, July 15, 2008
On March 13th 2008 there was a secret closed door meeting of The
While the secret closed door meeting of the House did in fact occur, the rest of this article is as of this posting unconfirmed. However given that the
In 1998, Dick Cheney, now
IT'S ALL ABOUT OIL!
At least 12 babies who were part of a clinical study to test the effectiveness of a vaccine against pneumonia have died over the past year in
The study was sponsored by global drug giant GlaxoSmithKline and uses children from poor families, who are "pressured and forced into signing consent forms," the Argentine Federation of Health Professionals, or Fesprosa, said.
The amendment protects top public officials, including the prime minister and president, from prosecution.
I hereby grant myself immunity from all taxes.
UPDATE: Hitler just emailed me saying he grants himself immunity for all the crap he did.
If you sneezed, you probably missed the actual debate part.
Both parties have long been at war with the Fourth Amendment.
The passage of this FISA legislation has absolutely nothing to do with protecting Americans, and everything to do with establishment of a complete surveillance state.
The update of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, called the "FISA compromise," or more appropriately, the "spy bill," largely completes the triumph of the Bush/Cheney administration and a bipartisan criminal consensus. By convenient design, the FISA revision derails pending lawsuits filed against the Bush administration's corporate spying partners (AT&T, Sprint Nextel, and Verizon), silences (the largely empty-to-begin-with) congressional investigations into the Bush administration's illegal domestic spying program.
In fact, the debate over the spy bill is a red herring, clouding the larger central (purposely unaddressed) issue: the "war on terrorism" lie itself.
New revelations of the U.S. government's systematic use of torture in the "global war on terror," including communist Chinese "brainwashing" methods from the 1950s, have brought renewed calls from lawmakers and human rights advocates for the prosecution of senior Bush administration officials. While the legal and political obstacles to such prosecutions are steep, those implicated will not want to leave the enjoyment of their retirement years to the mercy of the federal judiciary.
So don't be surprised if some time before Inauguration Day 2009, President George W. Bush issues a blanket presidential pardon to ensure that those who organized and implemented brutal interrogation techniques such as "waterboarding" (a terrifying simulated drowning) are never hauled before the courts. A pardon would prevent future administrations from ever prosecuting those responsible for torture and other mistreatment at
IPods, mobile phones and laptops could be examined by airport customs officials for illegal downloads under strict new counterfeiting measures being considered by G8 governments this week, it is claimed.
And you thought they were looking for Osama!
You know; THESE guys!
The contractor shall conduct internet awareness services in support of the Governments activities to include Indications and Warning, Force Protection, and situational awareness.
The purpose of the services will be to identify and assess stated and implied threat, antipathy, unrest, and other contextual data relating to selected internet domains. The contractor will prioritize foreign language domains that relate to specific areas of concern.
The contractor will analyze various web pages, chat rooms, blogs and other internet domains to aggregate and assess data of interest to the Government. It will also identify new internet domains that directly relate to the Governments specific local requirements.
I told you this wasn't about terrorism. This is about keeping watch on the people by a paranoid government that knows it has exceeded its lawful authority.
Plans by Google to photograph millions of British homes and publish them online have been condemned as a 'gross invasion of privacy'.
It's a cool idea not thought all the way through. Here in the
As tensions in the Middle East continued to grow, they warned that the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah had already established sleeper cells in
Is the UK getting set up for a "false flag" attack (to be blamed on Hezbullah and Iran) to get an attack against Iran going?<>This article and screaming headline, all in caps, looks as though this is just what may have been planned as a "justification" for such an attack against Iran.
IRAN is poised to launch terror attacks in Britain if the West presses ahead with military strikes against its nuclear facilities, intelligence experts warned last night.
The team behind the popular torrent site The
I doubt any efficient encryption will keep out the hard=asses like NSA, but at least we can make them work harder at finding out our business secrets on their way to their brokers.
Nearly 70% of Czechs and Poles also oppose this crazy and unnecessarily provocative plan.
If the White House is so determined to provoke
Defense sources in Moscow say among the schemes being discussed to counter US plans to station a missile defense shield in Europe is the possible deployment of ballistic missiles in Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave between the EU countries of Lithuania and Poland, The Times Online reported.
A source with close connections to the Russian defense ministry said, "One of the main steps under consideration is a redeployment of nuclear missiles to
And you can just imagine defense contractors salivating at the prospect that one of this president's "accomplishments" has been the rekindling of the Cold War.
A Georgian official warned
Let's hope that cooler heads on both sides of this conflict prevail.
Further armed hostilities between
Our relations with
And the timing of this, with all the other geopolitical tensions around the world, could hardly have been worse.
Russian energy giant Gazprom [RTS: GAZP] and Iran's Ministry of Petroleum will sign on Sunday a memorandum of cooperation in the oil and gas sphere, an Iranian deputy oil minister said.
So now that Russia will have an agreement in place on oil and natural gas with Iran, coupled with a technical agreement on defense with Saudi Arabia, the question is this: what will Russia do to protect its geopolitical and financial interests in Iran should Iran be attacked by the US and/or Israel??
The same cancer that bankrupted the Soviet Union and the early Russian Federation, namely the Russian-Israeli Mafia -- the global organized crime syndicate that uses Israeli government protection and passports to cover their illegal worldwide activities -- has so thoroughly permeated the American political and business system that the FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies are virtually powerless to bring the major perpetrators to justice.
In a secret report last year, the Red Cross found evidence of the CIA using torture on prisoners that would make the Bush administration guilty of war crimes, The New York Times reported Friday.
The Red Cross determined the culpability of the Bush administration after interviewing prisoners at
The existence of a training led by a US defense contractor to teach Mexican police torture tactics in order to combat organized crime and the local government's adamant defense of the program is particularly disturbing considering the US government's recent approval of the $1.6 billion Plan Mexico, also known as the Merida Initiative. Plan
Torture: this administration loves it so much that it not only does it domestically and outsources it internationally; it also contracts to teach it to foreign intelligence and police departments!
"Don't you guys GET it? WE are ABOVE the law!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse
Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Thursday brushed off evidence that
"He confessed, didn't he? That's all I need to know!"
Human rights organization publishes report saying almost all Palestinian detainees suffer physical, mental abuse during interrogations, despite High Court ruling that limits use of violence against prisoners.
Before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the portrayal of torture on network television was a rarity. But the moment piqued interest in
In other words,
What do you think of
- (67%)He's a criminal, he deserves to be punished
- (33%)It's despicable -
needs to bring him home Canada
An unprecedented glimpse into the harsh conditions at
A key architect of
Why do any Congress people support this argument?
Because many people mistakenly assume that torture works, and is thus a necessary evil.
Let's put aside questions of morality, humanity, and legality . . . Let's just focus on one question: does torture work?
In fact, the professional FBI, CIA and army interrogators all say no.
They say that people will say anything to stop the pain . . . specifically, they'll say what they think the torturer wants to hear. Moreover, they say that the way to actually get useful information about of prisoners -- including information helpful to stopping future terrorist attacks -- is to build trust and rapport with them, or to outsmart them in ongoing conversations.
See for yourself:
"Experience indicates that the use of force is not necessary to gain the cooperation of sources for interrogation. Therefore, the use of force is a poor technique, as it yields unreliable results, may damage subsequent collection efforts, and can induce the source to say whatever he thinks the interrogator wants to hear."
- A declassified FBI e-mail dated May 10, 2004, regarding interrogation at
states "[we] explained to [the Department of Defense], FBI has been successful for many years obtaining confessions via non-confrontational interviewing techniques." (see also this) Guantanamo
- Brigadier General David R. Irvine, retired Army Reserve strategic intelligence officer who taught prisoner interrogation and military law for 18 years with the Sixth Army Intelligence School, says torture doesn't work
- A former FBI interrogator -- who interrogated Al Qaeda suspects -- says categorically that torture does not help collect intelligence. On the other hand he says that torture actually turns people into terrorists
- The FBI interrogators who actually interviewed some of the 9/11 suspects say torture didn't work
Still don't believe it? These people also say torture doesn't produce usable intelligence:
- Former high-level CIA official Bob Baer said "And torture -- I just don't think it really works ... you don't get the truth. What happens when you torture people is, they figure out what you want to hear and they tell you."
- Rear Admiral (ret.) John Hutson, former Judge Advocate General for the Navy, said "Another objection is that torture doesn't work. All the literature and experts say that if we really want usable information, we should go exactly the opposite way and try to gain the trust and confidence of the prisoners."
- Michael Scheuer, formerly a senior CIA official in the Counter-Terrorism Center, said "I personally think that any information gotten through extreme methods of torture would probably be pretty useless because it would be someone telling you what you wanted to hear."
- Dan Coleman, one of the FBI agents assigned to the 9/11 suspects held at
said "Brutalization doesn't work. We know that. " Guantanamo
Many other professional interrogators say the same thing (see this, this, and this).
Torture is certainly immoral, inhumane, and an illegal war crime. However, until people realize that it doesn't work, it will not stop, and those responsible will not be held accountable.
Maya Angelou once said... "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." Truer words were never spoken. Unfortunately, many events are being relived again..... but some are facing them with courage... Mohammed Omer is one of them.
Note: This is a compilation of his first hand account of the events of June 26 and June 27, 2008. On June 28th as this is being transcribed Omer is again in transit to a European hospital in Gaza due to chest pains and difficulty breathing as a result of the following.
The green zone of Baghdad, a highly fortified slice of American suburbia on the banks of the
The Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the most revered Shiite leader in
In a meeting with Iraqi national security adviser Muwaffaq Al-Rubaie who was briefing al-Sistani in Najaf on the progress of the government's security efforts, and the talks on
It will be interesting to see what the
But by the look of it, coupled with a looming 31 July 08 deadline, it looks like the US administration will not get at all the agreement they thought they could from the Iraqi government.
They said some aircraft suspected to be Israeli warplanes coming from
It is believed that these activities are parts of a joint Israeli-US training, preparation and coordination to launch an air raid against
The government in
Taps have run dry in West Bank towns and Palestinians face acute water shortages as dry weather strains supplies already restricted by
"Israel controls our water supply -- this year is even worse as there is a shortage in rainfall," Shaddad Attili, director of the Palestinian Water Authority, told Reuters, predicting severe shortages across the West Bank and Gaza Strip this summer.
Veterans of the anti-apartheid struggle said last night that the restrictions endured by Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied territories was in some respects worse than that imposed on the black majority under white rule in South Africa.
Mohammed Omer's (today's radio show guest) website
The message was clear: Don't you ever dream of freedom, for whatever you do wouldn't help you, the world won't help you because we control
This week, the Israeli army vandalized and ransacked civil institutions, including a school, a medical center and a commercial department store in the heart of
According to journalist Jason Leopold, sources at former Cheney company Halliburton allege that, as recently as January of 2005, Halliburton sold key components for a nuclear reactor to an Iranian oil development company. Leopold says his Halliburton sources have intimate knowledge of the business dealings of both Halliburton and Oriental Oil Kish, one of
Additionally, throughout 2004 and 2005, Halliburton worked closely with Cyrus Nasseri, the vice chairman of the board of directors of Iran-based Oriental Oil
This is a repeat of how Donald Rumsfeld sold chemical weapons to Saddam, then the
Pakistan's former Army Chief, Retired General Mirza Aslam Baig, says the
He said that the
Hersh explains that the aim of the
Unfortunately, logic and the members of this administration have never had a close and on-going relationship.
This is why the
I would really like to be able to say that I wouldn't bet that some kind of US/Israeli strike on Iran will be happening; however, the facts, as they are unfolding, appear to indicate otherwise.
Israeli war minister Ehud Barak will visit Washington next week to meet with top U.S. government officials and President Bush in what some are suggesting will be the final planning session in anticipation of a military strike on Iran.
Just a reminder who is really behind the war.
Looks like Washington is getting its "marching orders" from Tel Aviv about the next upcoming war to "neutralize" yet another of Israel's "existential threats".
President George W Bush has told the Israeli government that he may be prepared to approve a future military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities if negotiations with
"Amber means get on with your preparations, stand by for immediate attack and tell us when you're ready," the official said. But the Israelis have also been told that they can expect no help from American forces and will not be able to use
This is a slippery slope, and could move from "amber" to "green" in a heartbeat depending on a lot of variables..
Ehud Barak is in
What is going to happen, however, if this thing moves forward, is that our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan will get hit from pro-Shiite troops in those countries, and that will be what will get the US involved militarily.
This is precisely what
This story (which, by the way, is never sourced) appears to have been placed to "soften up" people in the
And responding to the statement "...the Israelis have also been told that they can expect no help from American forces and will not be able to use US military bases in Iraq for logistical support.", the bovine excrement meter shook so violently that it darn near caused a tsunami!
Israel's prime minister has said that the strategy used in last year's war with Lebanon was drawn up months in advance, an Israeli newspaper reports.
Remember that the two Israeli soldiers Israel claimed were "kidnapped" by Hezbollah and used as an excuse to launch the pre-planned war were actually INSIDE Lebanon when captured.
So, Israel flies over Iran with this new toy, Iran shoots it down, Israel screams "provocation" and "retaliates", and your kids get suckered into yet another war on Israel's enemies.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says
Asked by Mitchell if that meant Cheney wanted the
One has to wonder just how far Cheney is willing to go get his next war started.
And consummate sociopath that he is, he will never accept any blame or shame for what devastation his decisions may cost not only this country, but the world.
Israeli leaders have sent messages to several Western countries that ruled out an attack on Teheran in 2008.
One has to wonder if
The moment the United States makes a move to secure the Strait of Hormuz, Iran will unleash a massive bombardment of the military and industrial facilities of the United States and its allies, including the oil fields in Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. American military bases in Iraq and Kuwait, large--fixed and well known-- would be smothered by rockets and missiles carrying deadly cluster bombs. The damage done would run into the hundreds of millions, if not into billions, of dollars, and hundreds, if not thousands, of
That it may be the most insane thing Washington and Tel Aviv could do at this juncture is, unfortunately, no guarantee that they won't do it.
Former Governor of
Ron Paul: Zionist Warmongering Causing Economic Crisis
The war in
To anyone who hasn't seen the movie "Charlie Wilson's War", this might not be a bad time to see it.
This gives an amazing snapshot of how the US got involved with the Taliban in the first place, and what happened right after Soviet troops were defeated.
Congress chose not to, because it was "too expensive" to do that, and besides, we'd gotten the Soviets out, right??
So when the oil companies couldn't work out a deal with the Taliban ( http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/oil.html )for pipelines, because it was "too expensive", we went in to clobber the country militarily, blaming Osama Bin Laden for 9/11. Now, having installed a puppet government in place which is perceived by the Afghani people as so crooked that they collectively have to screw their socks on in the morning, the consequence is that the Taliban are starting to look like the good guys.
We have never, ever had enough troops on the ground (which, by the American military estimates, would be around 400,000) to make this thing work.
So what now??
Declare victory, and come home?
Continue to bomb the crap out of this country, declare victory, and come home?
Or do the
That is ultimately the only logical course of action to take.
Of course, logic and this administration have never had a comfortable, on-going relationship.
"Seeing bad guys on the screen and watching them possibly get dispatched, and then going down to the Taco
If the groom wasn't a terrorist before, he sure as hell is now!
"Look at the bright side. That's 47 people we don;t have to worry will become terrorists!" -- Official White Horse Souse
The commission is headed by Senate deputy speaker, Burhanullah Shinwari whose constituency is in Nangarhar province. He told the BBC: ''Our investigation found out that 47 civilians (were killed) by the American bombing and nine others injured.
"There are 39 women and children" among those killed, he said. The eight other people who died were "between the ages of 14 and 18".
Pakistan's top diplomat asserted Wednesday that his nation will permit only Pakistani troops to operate within its borders, rejecting a standing
The statement by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, coming during late Wednesday's U.N. Security Council session on Afghanistan's future, could deal a blow to the United States' efforts to kill or capture al-Qaida leaders.
Watch for further demonization of Pakistan in the Western press, followed by further "destabilization" of the border with Afghanistan, coupled with the US and NATO treating the Afghanistan/Pakistan border as though it absolutely does not exist.
US commandos are reportedly poised to launch raids against al-Qa'ida and Taliban targets in
The redeployment of the Abraham Lincoln and its escort vessels from the Gulf yesterday came after US military intelligence officials recorded an increase in the number of foreign fighters travelling to
It appears that whether the new Pakistani Parliament likes it or not, the
American anger over
The new government has talked openly about seeking a political accommodation with the extremists.
Watch for Pakistan to be further demonized by the western press very soon, followed shortly thereafter by cross-border US/NATO raids from Afghanistan into Pakistan which will treat the border between the two countries as though it does not exist.
Pakistan's top diplomat says there are no U.S. or other foreign military personnel on the hunt for Osama bin Laden in his nation, and none will be allowed in to search for the al-Qaida leader.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told The Associated Press Saturday that his nation's new government has ruled out permitting any such military operations, covert or otherwise, to catch militants.
The Pakistani diplomatic team and their military are no fools.
They understand that any US/NATO incursion into Pakistani territory is not about "catching the dead guy (meaning Bin Laden, who assumed room temperature years ago ); it is about using that as a pretext in order to establish US/NATO troop presence on the ground in Pakistan to open up a potential Western front against Iran, should there be a US/Israeli strike against that country.
The scientists say the heat released by the explosions is not contributing to the melting of the Arctic ice .....
And right about there we can stop reading.
Revisiting this 1999 letter to
And Bush wants to move the facility onto the mainland, right in the heart of cattle country??????
There is a lot of spooky conjecture going round which may not be conjecture. After all, if the people running the show have been found to be lying, merciless psychopaths then it's not a stretch to correctly assume that there are no limits to the evil they will do. I present depleted uranium as but one well known and documented example.
"This virus has the capability of causing severe respiratory illness in people of all ages, regardless of their medical condition," said John Su, a disease investigator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based in Texas, where the largest outbreak is tapering off at an Air Force base after 10 months. Other outbreaks have been reported in
It's interesting to note that the largest outbreak documented took place at an Air Force base in