Joe 6 Pack's Elegant Coincidence Theory Blog

Commentary: criticism of how 9-11 happened; criticism of how the Bush administration responded to 9-11; and criticism of how the Bush administration is still avoiding efforts to provide the public with the whole truth about September 11, 2001.

Monday, December 30, 2002

A Closer Look at Tom Ridge A Closer Look at Tom Ridge
Yahoo! News - Bush Advisers Draft Re-Election Agenda
Bush Will Market Himself for Reelection Using the Crisis He Helped Manufacture
Ambitious Afghan pipeline deal finally signed Ambitious Afghan pipeline deal finally signed
TheStar.com - Debunking the bin Laden tape Debunking the bin Laden tape
Voice detective wonders why U.S. called it genuine
Doug Grow: FBI performs a nasty little sequel to whistle-blower saga FBI performs a nasty little sequel to whistle-blower saga

YOU JUST HAVE TO SEE THIS NOW!!

Fear and the New World Order: Alex Jones - sacredcow.com Alex names the next targets, once again, if you're prone to extreme feelings of paranoia & prone to act out on those feelings we sincerely ask you not to watch this video. ENJOY!!!
National Energy Policy Report of the National Energy Policy Development Group
Big Brother has already precariously stacked the deck in anticipation of their next large-scale 'terrorist' attack that will in all probability dwarf the events of September 11th tenfold. This event is likely to be a nuclear strike on a major American (or allies') city or a widespread biological apocalypse. The ensuing chaos will allow for easy passage and full unhindered implementation of your New World Order. Here is documented the overwhelmingly accurate premise that high level elements of the US Government DID have clear and precise prior knowledge of the 9-11 atrocities and they allowed the Pentagon and WTC events to happen in order to justify the recently created and unopposed Police State, primarily in the US and the U.K. We already see the ramifications of this through the draconian and fascistic anti-terrorism bills that have passed in both countries. Both bills crucify public privacy, free speech and right of mobility, defining a 'terrorist' as anyone who engages in criminal activity. Infiltration of the military into domestic civilian control is also accelerating an Orwellian future where eternal war is waged for eternal oppression. Add to this the empowerment of global government and usurpation of the world's third largest oil supply and we see that only Big Brother stood to gain from the September tragedy.
The two major parties have abdicated their responsibility to lead, to advocate solutions, and to promote true democracy. - Ralph Nader
What would have happened if millions of American and British people, struggling with coupons and lines at the gas stations, had learned that in 1942 Standard Oil of New Jersey [part of the Rockefeller empire] managers shipped the enemy's fuel through neutral Switzerland and that the enemy was shipping Allied fuel? Suppose the public had discovered that the Chase Bank in Nazi-occupied Paris after Pearl Harbor was doing millions of dollars' worth of business with the enemy with the full knowledge of the head office in Manhattan [the Rockefeller family, Prescott Bush, among others] Or that Ford trucks were being built for the German occupation troops in France with authorization from Dearborn, Michigan? Or that Colonel Sosthenes Behn, the head of the international American telephone conglomerate ITT, flew from New York to Madrid to Berne during the war to help improve Hitler's communications systems and improve the robot bombs that devastated London? Or that ITT built the FockeWulfs that dropped bombs on British and American troops? Or that crucial balI bearings were shipped to Nazi-associated customers in Latin America with the collusion of the vice-chairman of the U.S. War Production Board in partnership with Goering's cousin in Philadelphia when American forces were desperately short of them? Or that such arrangements were known about in Washington and either sanctioned or deliberately ignored? - Charles Higham, author of Trading with the Enemy, about U.S. corporate collaboration with the Nazis during WWII
The government of the United States does not, in its policies, express the decency of its people. - Jerry Fresia, author of Toward an American Revolution
Scoop: 9/11 Inquiry Chair Tied To Osama's Brother In Law Now you would think that being a business partner of the brother in law and alleged financier of “Enemy No. 1” would be considered a bona fide “conflict of interest”, particularly when your mandate --as part of the 9/11 Commission's work-- is to investigate “Enemy No. 1”.
Product Liability and Workers' Compensation - Health and Safety 2002 Industry tries to blame victims' rights for economic difficulties, unemployment, loss of manufacturing jobs, and runaway shops. The Bush Administration campaigned on the issue of limiting victims' rights and bashing the lawyers who represent the victims. The same congressional conservatives who oppose OSHA, EPA and consumer safeguards against injury and illness have made cutting off victims' rights a central part of their agenda. This business agenda combines corporate welfare with government bailouts, doing nothing more than shifting costs of injuries and illness caused by unsafe products from the businesses which profited, to victims and taxpayers.
Around the world, the message received is that, whoever wins [the U.S. election], expect only more of the same - national narcissism disguised as altruism, corporate appeasement, and the arbitrary use of U.S. military and economic might. - Greg Guma, Toward Freedom magazine

Sunday, December 29, 2002

Poor people living in third-world countries are not the only victims of the so-called new world order. At the heart of this "new" order is a troubling paradox: Poor people within the United States, and the country as a whole, are getting poorer at the same time as the rich within the United States are getting richer. - Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Brave New World Order


Once you have seen certain things, you can't un-see them, and seeing nothing is as political an act as seeing something. - Arundhati Roy, author

The only way to abolish war is to make peace heroic. - John Dewey, American philosopher and educator, 1859-1952

The NSS [National Security State] represents and serves the interests of a tiny elite. Its economic policies of "trickling-up", enforced by the machine gun, are rationalized on the ground that growth in the long run will trickle down to the lower orders. This is a self-serving ideology designed mainly to allow the western public to think well of themselves and their own country. - Edward S. Herman, political economist and author

We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice from 1916-1939

When do corporations begin to lose their credibility? They fought Social Security, Medicare, auto safety. They fought every social justice movement in this country. - Ralph Nader

Bribes given to Third World officials most likely find their resting place in the banks of First World countries, which makes us accessories to the crimes. - Toronto Star newspaper

The range of debate between the dominant U.S. [political] parties tends to closely resemble the range of debate within the business class. - Robert McChesney, author and media critic


It's a hard decision, but we think the price ... is worth it. - Secretary of State Madelaine Albright talking about Iraqi children starving and dying as a result of the US embargo of food and medicine

A terrorist is someone who has a bomb but doesn't have an air force. - William Blum, Rogue State, and author of Killing Hope

When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist. - Archbishop Helder Camara, Brazilian liberation theologist

The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media. - Former CIA Director William Colby

... the establishment can't admit [that] it is human rights violations that make ... countries attractive to business -- so history has to be fudged, including denial of our support of regimes of terror and the practices that provide favorable climates of investment, and our destabilization of democracies that [don't] meet [the] standard of service to the transnational corporation... - Edward S. Herman, political economist and author


The linkages between the United States and the NSSs [National Security States] are clear and powerful ... but the role of the United States as the sponsor - the Godfather - of this real terror network is hidden from view ... the United States is portrayed as an innocent bystander, occasionally making mistakes in its anxiety to protect the citizens of Latin America from the evils of Communism, but regretful of any excesses that may sometimes occur there. This amazing pretense is carried through despite the historical record of an openly announced role of Godfather dating back at least to 1823 (the Monroe Doctrine), the more or less steady interventionism since then, the remarkable degree of homogeneity within the NSSs, and the recent record of our role in sponsoring and managing the terror network. - Edward S. Herman, political economist and author

Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda. - Eric Alterman, journalist

Our country when right, to be kept right. When wrong, to be put right. - Carl Shurz, on an new kind of American patriotism

We are willing to accept lies if they make our lives easier. - Producer from the TV series "People's Century", opining on why Americans tolerate unjust and inhumane U.S. government policies, at home and abroad

Those in power are blind devotees to private enterprise. They accept that degree of socialism implicit in the vast subsidies to the military-industrial-complex, but not that type of socialism which maintains public projects for the disemployed and the unemployed alike. - William O. Douglas, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1969

Everyone's values are defined by what they will tolerate when it is done to others. - William Greider, journalist and author

Saturday, December 28, 2002

For the last fifty years we've been supporting right-wing governments, and that is a puzzlement to me...I don't understand what there is in the American character... that almost automatically, even when we have a liberal President, we support fascist dictatorships or are tolerant towards them. - William Shirer, author

Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat. - THE GRAND CHESSBOARD: American Primacy And It's Geostrategic Imperatives, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Basic Books, 1997. p. 211

Enron, CIA, Insider Trading The fraud-racked Enron Corporation has had at least 20 CIA agents on the payroll in the last eight years. But while the Houston Chronicle reported the operatives as “former” CIA, a February 26, 2002 National Enquirer story quoted a top Washington insider familiar with several secret investigations into Enron, as reporting that they were given “leaves of absence without pay and put on the Enron payroll.”
The source added that Enron’s CIA members used “info gleaned from a satellite project called ‘Echelon,’ which intercepted emails, phone calls and faxes with detailed business information,” adding that “pure and simple, [taxpayer-funded] U.S. intelligence agents were involved in corporate espionage.” Another Enquirer source with ties to the CIA revealed that "the cozy deal between Enron and the CIA allowed the 'on-loan' undercover operatives to return to the Agency's payroll before Enron's collapse."
Known CIA links traverse a curious variety of unexamined threads in the U.S. financial community. Online Journal’s Larry Chin (2-1-2002), reminded that [mega-money conglomerate] “Citigroup has repeatedly been charged with money laundering. This, as it’s Board of Directors includes John Deutch, former CIA Director, Robert Rubin, former Treasury Secretary and intimate friend of Enron’s Ken Lay, but also former CIA Executive Director Nora Slatkin.”
Even Congress has a close CIA link. Senate Joint Intelligence Co-Chairman Bob Graham a
There are those few among us who do possess both the courage and intellectual capacity to break free of the shackles of lemminghood and accept the truth when it is presented in a clear and logical sequence. To those open minded and independent thinkers I wish to state clearly and unequivocally. I intend to set forth in this paper an overwhelming body of evidence which should forever destroy the ridiculous notion that some Saudi Arabian caveman and his band of half-trained, nerdy Arab flight school attendees, orchestrated the most sophisticated terror operation in world history. The very idea is utterly laughable. And yet, due to the blithering barrage of bullshit dished out by the government/media complex, millions of "patriotic" Americans have accepted this fantastic fairy tale, this moronic mendacity, this silly superstition, this dangerous delusion, with a religious conviction bordering on insanity. As an admittedly useless public service to my helplessly misinformed countrymen of today, and as a gift to a posterity which will hopefully be more enlightened than my bewildered contemporaries, I have published this research so as to liberate as many people as I can from the oppressive yoke of media brainwashing and state sponsored lies. Do you have what it takes to break free from the lemming mob? If so, read on!
Voxfux - The real story - behind the lies

Looks like he was interrogated; but, he's still posting about the liars at the White House.
BBC NEWS | Business | How to turn around AOL Time Warner Just four years after graduating from law school he became point man in President Ford's Domestic Council, advising on national policy, helped into the post by his first boss, Nelson Rockefeller.
Osama bin Laden's Bush Family Business Connections Bin Laden's role has not just been as a practitioner of terrorist acts but as a trainer and supplier of terrorist organizations around the world. Included in bin Laden's coterie are terrorist groups linked to the Balkans, Albania, the KLA (a U.S. ally), and rebel groups leading the insurrection against Russia in Chechnya.
As FTW described in 1998, and as confirmed by Chossudovsky, the key to understanding U.S. support of bin Laden is to grasp that he has always been controlled by a cutout, the Pakistani government and its intelligence service the ISI. In this manner there has been virtually no direct contact between bin Laden and the CIA. This has served the dual purpose of maintaining his apparent "purity" with his followers and providing plausible deniability for the CIA. The whole underlying pretext for this relationship evaporated with the Taliban's destruction of the opium crop in February.
Osama bin Laden's Bush Family Business Connections

We should revisit the history of BCCI, a bank used by the legendary
Palestinian terrorist known as Abu Nidal. BCCI was closely tied to American
and Pakistan intelligence. Its clients included the Afghan rebels, and the
brother of Osama bin Laden, Salem. Salem bin Laden named Houston investment
broker James R. Bath as his business representative in Texas, right after
George W. Bushís father became CIA director in 1976. By 1977, Bath invested
$50,000 into juniorís first business, Arbusto Energy, while Osama bin Laden
would soon become a CIA asset. George W. Bushís FBI director Robert Mueller
was part of the Justice Departmentís questionable investigation of BCCI. (On
BCCI, the bin Ladens, and the Bushes, see the books, The Outlaw Bank, A Full
Service Bank, and Fortunate Son)." Further details of the business and
financial relationships between the Bush and bin Laden family are found in
Peter Brewton's 1992 book The Mafia, CIA and George Bush. BCCI,
incidentally, was founded by a Pakistani.
BankIndex.com [Interview with Henry Makow] It appears that the Rothschilds are at the heart of it. Their dominance of world finance and enterprise was well known in the Nineteenth Century. It has not disappeared. Rather, it appears that J.P. Morgan was their agent and that they bankrolled Rockefeller, Carnegie, and the other robber barons, taking a share of their businesses. This small clique controls a growing proportion of the world's wealth. Apparently it also controls the world trade in illegal drugs through its organized crime branches, the Mafia, and the CIA. Lyndon Johnson told his mistress that the CIA and the Mafia were "two sides of the same coin."

The cabal also includes members of the European aristocracies, joined in spirit by occult secret societies like the Masons. It is coordinated by "think tanks" like British Royal Institute of International Affairs and its US branch, the Council on Foreign Relations. Just look at a membership list of the CFR, the Bilderbergs or the Trilateral Commission to see who belongs to this cabal. You'll find the names of our political, corporate and media leaders.
HIG : Corporate : HIG - research Trophy Hunting - Posted: March 15, 2001 - The WTC Sold (by Rockefeller) just months before 9/11
TO ELIMINATE THE OPIATE - Hidden Mysteries Books In the Fall of 1996, investigative reporter, Joel Bainerman, felt that consumers in the United States could bring the CFR to a screeching halt by boycotting only 27 of its organizations as follows:

American AirlinesGeneral Electric American ExpressIBM AmocoJohnson & Johnson Atlantic RichfieldMercedes Benz Bristol-Myers Newsweek Chase Manhattan Bank NYNEX Chemical BankPepsiCo Chevron Procter & Gamble Citibank/Citicorp Shell Oil Coca Cola Seagrams Corning Texaco Eli Lilly & Co. Time Warner Exxon Times Mirror Ford
A War In The Planning for Four Years - How Stupid Do They Think We Are? This position is corroborated by Dr. Johannes B. Koeppl, Ph.D. a former German defense ministry official and advisor to former NATO Secretary General Manfred Werner. On November 6, he told FTW, "The interests behind the Bush Administration, such as the CFR, The Trilateral Commission - founded by Brzezinski for David Rockefeller - and the Bilderberger Group, have prepared for and are now moving to implement open world dictatorship within the next five years. They are not fighting against terrorists. They are fighting against citizens."
Brzezinski's own words - laid against the current official line that the United States is waging a war to end terrorism - are self-incriminating. In an ongoing series of articles, FTW has consistently established that the U.S. government had foreknowledge of the World Trade Center attacks and chose not to stop them because it needed to secure public approval for a war that is now in progress. It is a war, as described by Vice President Dick Cheney, "that may not end in our lifetimes." What that means is that it will not end until all armed groups, anywhere in the world, which possess the political, economic or military ability to resist the imposition of this dictatorship, have been destroyed.
These are the "terrorists" the U.S. now fights in Afghanistan and plans to soon fight all over the globe.
FTW, November 7, 2001, 1200 PST (Revised Jan. 21,2001) - There's a quote often attributed to Allen Dulles after it was noted that the final 1964 report of the Warren Commission on the assassination of JFK contained dramatic inconsistencies. Those inconsistencies, in effect, disproved the Commission's own final conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone on November 22, 1963. Dulles, a career spy, Wall Street lawyer, the CIA director whom JFK had fired after the 1961 Bay of Pigs fiasco - and the Warren Commission member who took charge of the investigation and final report - is reported to have said, "The American people don't read."
Some Americans do read. So do Europeans and Asians and Africans and Latin Americans.
World events since the attacks of September 11, 2001 have not only been predicted, but also planned, orchestrated and - as their architects would like to believe - controlled. The current Central Asian war is not a response to terrorism, nor is it a reaction to Islamic fundamentalism. It is in fact, in the words of one of the most powerful men on the planet, the beginning of a final conflict before total world domination by the United States leads to the dissolution of all national governments. This, says Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member and former Carter National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, will lead to nation states being incorporated into a new world order, controlled solely by economic interests as dictated by... "
The Horror - And Comments From Someone Who Worked With Brzezinski
Brzezinski's book is sublimely arrogant. While singing the praises of the IMF and the World Bank, which have economically terrorized nations on every continent, and while totally ignoring the worldwide terrorist actions of the U.S. government that have led to genocide; cluster bombings of civilian populations from Kosovo, to Laos, to Iraq, to Afghanistan; the development and battlefield use of both biological and chemical agents such as Sarin gas; and the financial rape of entire cultures, it would leave the reader believing that such actions are for the good of mankind.
While seconded from the German defense ministry to NATO in the late 1970s, Dr. Johannes Koeppl traveled to Washington on more than one occasion. He also met with Brzezinski in the White House on more than one occasion. His other Washington contacts included Steve Larabee from the CFR, John J. McCloy, former CIA Director, economist Milton Friedman, and officials from Carter's Office of Management and Budget. He is the first person I have ever interviewed who has made a direct presentation at a Bilderberger conference and he has also made numerous presentations to sub-groups of the Trilateral Commission. That was before he spoke out against them.
His fall was rapid after he realized that Brzezinski was part of a group intending to impose a world dictatorship. "In 1983/4 I warned of a take-over of world governments being orchestrated by..."
December 24, 1979: Soviet forces invade Afghanistan. They won't withdraw until 1989 after a brutal 10-year long war. It is commonly believed that the Soviet invasion was unprovoked aggression. In a 1998 interview, Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter's National Security Adviser, reveals that the CIA actually began destabilizing the then pro-Soviet Afghan government six months earlier than December 24, 1979, in a deliberate attempt to provoke the Soviets into invading Afghanistan so that the U.S.S.R. would experience their own costly Vietnam-type war:

"What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?" [Le Nouvel Observateur, 1/98, Mirror, 1/29/02] The U.S. and Saudi Arabia gave a huge amount of money (estimates range up to $40 billion total for the war against Soviet occupation) to support the mujaheddin guerrilla fighters. ISI, Pakistan's intelligence agency managed most of the money. [Nation, 2/15/99]


The Complete 9/11 Timeline
The Complete 9/11 Timeline

This is a living document complete with active links to the pertinent news sources for each entry. I'll update these entries on an ongoing chronological basis with new data and further links to the associated reports arising where appropriate and contribute these updates to the original site's author.
Secret Service Intercepted Michael Moore

MISTAKEN IDENTITY: Secret Service Intercepted Michael Moore’s Email and Searched His Home Without A Warrant ( The Story of a Vietnam Vet Caught in a Government / Celebrity Surveillance Crossfire )
BArry and 'the boys' CIA, Drugs, the Mob, and some very prominent political figures
MadCowMorningNews: When Matt & Katie aren't enough Yes, the newest 9/11 investigation IS tainted... and it seems that the Democrats aren't any more earnest than the GOP is about a thorough independent enquiry!
What Do YOU Do In A Society Where Corruption And Deceit Is Rampant?

Why, tell the truth and rededicate your life to restoring justice and peace, naturally!
VisionTV Programs Page I dare to hope some journalists at least are returning to one of their most important roles. That of professional skeptics. If they are, their investigative work has to kick in earlier - early enough to actually have an impact on public opinion. So that in the world of
illusion unfolding before our very eyes, they can catch what the anarchist writer Bakunin called “the Propaganda of the Act” - in the act.

Friday, December 27, 2002

'Twas A Fright At The White House: A Christmas Poem

‘Twas the night before Christmas,
And all through the White House,
New ideas were aborning
Like ticks on a mouse.

Rich folks’ taxes were shriveling,
Like grapes in the sun;
Civil liberties vanished
Until there were none.

Dubya was tucked in
For a night in the sack;
Next morning he’d get a
Fat check from a PAC.

Unemployment might run out,
But what did he care?
CEO’s would snatch options
Out of thin air.

Halliburton would prosper,
Dick Cheney had said;
Visions of dividends
Danced in his head.

When what before George’s eyes did arise
But a vision that made him distrust his eyes.
Before him were people in trouble, in need:
Aged, homeless, single moms, with children to feed.

“We don’t need a tax break,” they shouted in chorus
“We just need a White House that does something for us.”
They pointed their fingers, they wailed in despair;
“Who are you?” said George W. “Why are you there?”

“We’re the people,” they answered. “It’s your job to lead us.”
“Care for people, find new jobs we can work at to feed us.”
George was startled, he said: “Don’t you know I’m compassionate?”
“But there’s just so much wealth, and it’s my job to ration it.”

The folks in the vision all pointed their fingers
at George; in his mind, the image still lingers.
“Out with Dubya and Cheney”, they chanted away;
“Down with Rove, Ari Fleisher, and of course, Tom DeLay.

Give us a Senate that has no Trent Lott.
This is democracy -- perhaps you forgot.”
Bush awoke in a swelter; his forehead was feverish;
This wasn’t his white-bread world, Beaver Cleaverish.

There were people out there that he had no idea of:
Poor and black, gay and female: not the class, all of we’re of.
He sprung from his bed and began to take notes.
“Oh my God,” thought the President, “They might have votes.

I hope it’s not true; what else could be horrider?
They might even win the election in Florida.”
And he worried away through the rest of the night
About power for the people, and to Bush a good fright.



Heat Waves, Withered Harvests, And Melting Ice

The 15 warmest years since recordkeeping began in 1867 have occurred since 1980. The three warmest years on record have come in the last five years.
Frist Aid

With disturbingly little controversy, Republican Sen. Bill Frist has co-sponsored bills that may allow his family's company to profit from the ongoing privatization of Medicare.
TOMPAINE.com - Why I Don't Watch Mainstream News
“I’m not sure if they are even trying to be informative, or if they are giving us just enough information to pass the show off as news programming to sell commercial time."
TOMPAINE.com - Korea: Another Big Election Defeat For Bush
The unilateralist and global ambitions of the Bush hawks have resulted in a backlash against U.S. engagement in world affairs. That public opinion should translate into elections is no surprise, analysts say.
TOMPAINE.com - Did You Hear What Tom Said?
What is government more than the management of the affairs of a nation? It is not, and from its nature cannot be, the property of any particular man or family, but of the whole community, at whose expense it is supported; and though by force or contrivance it has been usurped into an inheritance, the usurpation cannot alter the right of things. - from Rights of Man
A Citizen Shorn of All Rights by Nat Hentoff
The government has taken the position that with no meaningful judicial review, an American citizen alleged to be an enemy combatant could be detained indefinitely without charges or counsel on the government's say-so. —American Bar Association Task Force on Treatment of Enemy Combatants, Preliminary Report, August 8, 2002


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The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands . . . may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. —James Madison, Federalist Papers, 47

BBC NEWS | Americas | Drugs involved in friendly fire deaths Two American pilots accused in a fatal "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan took amphetamines before it occurred, an enquiry has found.
The pilots were taking the drugs prescribed by the United States military when they killed four Canadians last April, according to US Air Force investigators.
BBC NEWS | Americas | Drugs involved in friendly fire deaths Two American pilots accused in a fatal "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan took amphetamines before it occurred, an enquiry has found.
The pilots were taking the drugs prescribed by the United States military when they killed four Canadians last April, according to US Air Force investigators.
Officer excelled before arrest HARRISON TWP. -- Ptl. Michael Thiel's first year as a D.A.R.E. officer here was last year, and he was pretty good at it.
The township police department's head Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer, Sgt. Edward Selb, said Thiel taught three D.A.R.E. classes. One officer said the kids and their parents liked him enough to buy him a Christmas present.

"He was actually an excellent D.A.R.E. instructor. The kids related to him and they enjoyed having him in class," Selb said. Thiel taught approximately 70 students last year. The D.A.R.E. instruction hasn't started for this school year yet.
Thiel was arrested Wednesday, charged with official misconduct for allegedly having and using drugs.
President & Mrs. Bush's Camp David Remarks Wishing a Very Merry Christmas to All (Even Hell-Bound Non-Believers): - WHITEHOUSE.ORG THE PRESIDENT & MRS. BUSH'S CAMP DAVID REMARKS WISHING A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL THE WORLD'S HELL-BOUND NON-BELIEVERS
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attrition.org We have gone from a world of concentrated knowledge and wisdom to one of distributed ignorance. And we know and understand less while being increasingly capable." - Prof. Peter Cochrane, formerly of BT Labs
ActForChange : Act Now Three days after Christmas, more than 800,000 Americans will lose their unemployment benefits during a recession simply because Congress wanted to go home. The new Republican leadership has already announced its top priorities for the January session, and the list is dominated by paybacks to the special interests that helped to put them in power.
No other legislation should be considered until unemployment benefits are restored.
In 2002, over 1 million Americans have already exhausted their unemployment benefits without finding work, and it is estimated that more than 2 million total will have exhausted their unemployment benefits by the end of the year. Currently, between 8 and 10 million Americans are unemployed, and, despite initial holiday shopping season optimism, the economy does not show any permanent signs that the unemployment rate will be improving any time soon.
The Extent of Self-Interested Representative Government In America The congressional Class of 2002, which has more than two-dozen millionaires, will face votes on issues that could affect their financial holdings.
Eleven of the 63 Senate and House freshmen have investments in banking or credit card companies, including bank directorships, as they prepare to consider industry-backed legislation making it harder for consumers to declare bankruptcy, according to an Associated Press review of financial disclosure forms filed during the campaign.
Several incoming freshmen also have significant financial holdings in the pharmaceutical and oil industries, both of which could be the subject of congressional action next year.
For example, Congress will consider legislation to help senior citizens buy prescription drugs. Democrats want to put the program under Medicare; Republicans and the pharmaceutical industry want a smaller program run by private insurers.
The oil industry favors opening Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration, a subject of heated dispute in the past Congress. President Bush and many Republicans favor the exploration, while many Democrats and environmental interests oppose it.
And there are two doctors who may face votes on whether to limit how much patients may collect for medical malpractice.
Overall, 27 of the 63 freshmen 43 percent declared holdings that exceeded $1 million, compared with 1 percent of the American public.
''How representative of the American people are these new freshmen members?''
t r u t h o u t - Bush, Again: Slash Taxes for Rich, Increase National Debt This is what the rise to power of Bush & Co. really means. These policies would have no chance of coming pass were it not for the specter of war diverting attention away from them. As We The People remain hypnotized by the terrorism soap opera this is what the Bush administration is doing to the country. This is why they must have their war, this is why so many have died and why so many more may soon loose their lives. When will America call Mr. Bush and his friends to account?
t r u t h o u t - ISSUES - Quietly Florida Admits 2000 Election Fraud Quietly Florida Admits 2000 Election Fraud
By The Associated Press
Scoop: The Companies That Armed Iraq With WMDs *** A Democracy Now! exclusive ***
From: http://www.democracynow.org/Zumach.htm
Hewlett Packard, Dupont, Honeywell and other major U.S. corporations, as well as governmental agencies including the Department of Defense and the nation’s nuclear labs, all illegally helped Iraq to build its biological, chemical and nuclear weapons programs.
On Wednesday, December 18, Geneva-based reporter Andreas Zumach broke the story on the US national listener-sponsored radio and television show “Democracy Now!” Zumach’s Berlin-based paper Die Tageszeitung plans to soon publish a full list of companies and nations who have aided Iraq. The paper first reported on Tuesday that German and U.S. companies had extensive ties to Iraq but didn’t list names.
Zumach obtained top-secret portions of Iraq’s 12,000-page weapons declaration that the US had redacted from the version made available to the non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.
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Next door to Yale, the bastion of privilege that turns out the land's leaders, lies a tent city of America's poor, huddled masses
Venezuela Coup Linked to Bush Team Venezuela Coup Linked to Bush Team
Specialists in the 'dirty wars' of the Eighties encouraged the plotters who tried to topple President Chavez
Plan Colombia Plan Colombia: Throwing Gasoline on a Fire
30-Year Anniversary: Tonkin Gulf Lie Launched Vietnam War Tonkin Gulf Lie Launched Vietnam War
Afghanistan, the CIA, bin Laden,
and the Taliban
The U.S. war on Afghanistan is a brutal attack on a country that has already been almost destroyed by more than 20 years of foreign invasion and civil war.' The Soviet occupation, which lasted from 1979 to 1989, left more than a million people dead. Millions still live in refugee camps More than 500,000 orphans are disabled. Ten million land mines still litter the country, killing an average of 90 people per month. At 43 years, life expectancy in Afghanistan is on average 17 years lower than that for people in other developing countries. The countryside is devastated and is currently experiencing a severe drought, with 7.5 million people threatened with starvation. The death and destruction wrought by the U.S. bombing campaign-and the cut off of food aid deliveries it has caused-have already killed hundreds and produced thousands more refugees scrambling to escape into Pakistan.
But not only is Washington attacking one of the poorest countries in the world, past U.S. government actions are in no small part responsible for the current situation in Afghanistan. The Bush administration claims to be targeting Osama bin Laden, who it says masterminded the September 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon (even though it has offered no concrete evidence to back up this accusation), and Afghanistan's Taliban government, which is sheltering him. But as the Economist magazine noted soon after September 11, " [U.S.] policies in Afghanistan a decade and more ago hel
The CIA in Nicaragua @ Wake Up Paramilitary bands, aided by the CIA front organisation American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD), began armed attacks in the north, singling out volunteers in the health and literacy programmes to murder.
Government proposed launching a secret and bloody war of terrorism against their own country in order to trick the American public into supporting an ill-conceived war they intended to launch against Cuba.
According to secret and long-hidden documents obtained for Body of Secrets, the Joint Chiefs of Staff drew up and approved plans for what may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government. In the name of antiCommunism, they proposed launching a secret and bloody war of terrorism against their own country in order to trick the American public into supporting an ill-conceived war they intended to launch against Cuba.
Code named Operation Northwoods, the plan, which had the written approval of the Chairman and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro, thus giving Lemnitzer and his cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, they needed to launch their war.
The idea may actually have originated with President Eisenhower in the last days of his administration. With the Cold War hotter than ever and the recent U-2 scandal fresh in the public's memory, the old general wanted to go out with a win. He wanted desperately to invade Cuba in the weeks leading up to Kennedy's inauguration; indeed, on January 3 he told Lemnitzer and other aides in his Cabinet Room that he2
For Chilean Coup, Kissinger Is Numbered Among the Hunted - Global Policy Forum - International Justice With a trial of Gen. Augusto Pinochet increasingly unlikely here, victims of the Chilean military's 17-year dictatorship are now pressing legal actions in both Chilean and American courts against Henry A. Kissinger and other Nixon administration officials who supported plots to overthrow Salvador Allende Gossens, the Socialist president, in the early 1970's.
Public Data Query: Layoff & Extended Employment Separation Statistics Some idiots still argue that the economy is doing fine. They're idiots.
Portsmouth Herald Local News: American media called instruments of war propaganda American media called instruments of war propaganda
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Criminal Tentacles in the corridors of power of Israel too!





The longer the investigation into allegations of corruption in the Likud continues, the more details are revealed about apparent connections between senior members of the party and criminal elements.

The picture emerging in recent days is worrisome: As opposed to what the prime minister and some of the ministers and MKs have been saying, this is not a marginal phenomenon that can be quickly isolated and uprooted. Although appropriate caution must be used regarding the details of the probe and all the suspects are innocent until proven otherwise, there is a growing suspicion that individuals with criminal backgrounds managed this time to reach deep into the political machine and the government.

Yesterday, Police Commissioner Shlomo Aharonishky expressed the grave concern of the law enforcement agencies in light of the extent of the phenomenon.


BartCop's Political Humor - Today's BartCop RantsUntitled Document "It's time for us, without regard to party, to say what every American knows:
Washington is not doing enough to make America safe," Senator John Edwards
of North Carolina said in a speech on domestic security in Washington last week.
"If the administration continues to do too little, it will be too late again."

Wow!
Did I just read that?
I don't think Edwards cleared that with Mr Rove.
Stay out of small planes, Senator!

Thursday, December 26, 2002

US admits bomb 'went astray' BBC, Oct.13, 2001

A bomb dropped by a US warplane may have missed a Taleban military target at Kabul airport and instead fallen on a residential neighbourhood, US defence officials have admitted.

Northern Alliance main opium producer: UN - AFP, Oct.6, 2001

VIENNA: The Northern Alliance has become major opium producer after a Taliban clampdown on poppy-growing slashed world production by around 60 percent, a UN official told AFP Friday.

The Alliance, which has won US support, in its battle against the Taliban produced 150 tonnes of opium this year.
This was stated by Mohammad Amirkhizi, senior policy adviser at the UN Office of Drug Control and Crime Prevention.



Don't believe those smarmy television commercials on mainstream television. If you do hard addicting drugs like heroin or opium, you're SUPPORTING AMERICA'S PUPPET REGIME IN KABUL NOT TERRORISTS!

To respond to the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001, the United States government has begun to put together what it calls a coalition against terrorism. As part of this approach, the United States has signalled support for the creation of a broad-based coalition to oppose the Taliban, the current rulers of most of Afghanistan. This opposition would include forces that presently constitute the United Front--also known under its former name the Northern Alliance--as well as Taliban defectors. Some commanders with experience in the guerrilla war against Soviet occupation in 1979-1989, but not now in the United Front, may also be drawn into the new coalition. A number of present and former commanders who may be eager to assume positions of leadership in the coalition have a long record of serious human rights abuse in Afghanistan.


These U.S. allies are rapists. As early as 1996, the U.S. State Department's own report on human rights in Afghanistan concluded that the forces led by (the now lionized) Ahmed Shah Massoud systematically raped and killed Hazzara women in Kabul in March 1995: "Massood's troops went on a rampage, systematically looting whole streets and raping women." Since their return to power, Northern Alliance forces have returned to their old habits... - Gary Leupp, CounterPunch.org, July 16, 2002


Human Rights Watch is concerned that unqualified support--military, political, diplomatic, financial--for this new coalition, which may come to constitute the basis for a future government of Afghanistan, will encourage further abuses. In responding to the crimes against humanity of September 11, the United States should not resort to means that themselves violate basic human rights and humanitarian law standards, or provide assistance to forces that do.


Of course, the Bush administration isn't concerned about human rights. It's about oil and they lie to the world when they deny it.

"Along with the international community, the ISI and Pakistani government are equally responsible for the plight of Afghan people," said Asma Jehangir giving a joint press briefing with HRCP Chairperson Afrasiab Khattak and director, I.A. Rehman, at the Peshawar Press Club.

Afghanistan Biggest Producer, distributor of hard drugs: UN - NNI, January 9, 2000


ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Agency which monitors drug production and trading all over the Globe, says Afghanistan is the world's biggest producer and distributor of hard drugs, but the Taliban authorities and Afghanistan's oppositions are said to be involved in passing drugs to Colombia and Myanmar, reports Radio Netherlands.

It is estimated that around 46000 tons of opium were produced last year in Afghanistan. This is double the previous year's figure. UN Agency says the increase is down to an almost complete absence of international supervision.


A Creeping Collapse in Credibility at the White House: From ENRON Entanglements to UNOCAL Bringing the Taliban to Texas and Controlling Afghanistan


The Bush Administration's entanglement with ENRON is beginning to unravel as it finally admits that Enron executives entered the White House six times last year to secretly plan the Administration's energy policy with Vice-President Cheney before the collapse of the Texas-based energy giant. Meanwhile, even more trouble for our former-Texas-oil-man-turned-President is brewing with reports that unveil UNOCAL, another big energy company, for being in bed with the Taliban, along with the U.S. government in a major, continuing effort to construct pipelines through Afghanistan from the petroleum-rich Caspian Basin in Central Asia. Beneath their burkas, UNOCAL is being exposed for giving the five star treatment to Taliban Mullahs in the Lone Star State in 1997. The "evil-ones" were also invited to meet with U.S. government officials in Washington, D.C.

According to a December 17, 1997 article in the British paper, The Telegraph, headlined, "Oil barons court Taliban in Texas," the Taliban was about to sign a "£2 billion contract with an American oil company to build a pipeline across the war-torn country. ... The Islamic warriors appear to have been persuaded to close the deal, not through delicate negotiation but by old-fashioned Texan hospitality. ... Dressed in traditional salwar khameez,Afghan waistcoats and loose, black turbans, the high-ranking delegation was given VIP treatment during the four-day stay."

At the same time, U.S. government documents reveal that the Taliban were harboring Osama bin Laden as their "guest" since June 1996. By then, bin Laden had: been expelled by Sudan in early 1996 in response to US insistence and the threat of UN sanctions; publicly declared war against the U.S. on or about August 23, 1996; pronounced the bombings in Riyadh and at Khobar in Saudi Arabia killing 19 US servicemen as 'praiseworthy terrorism', promising that other attacks would follow in November 1996 and further admitted carrying out attacks on U.S. military personnel in Somalia in 1993 and Yemen in 1992, declaring that "we used to hunt them down in Mogadishu"; stated in an interview broadcast in February 1997 that "if someone can kill an American soldier, it is better than wasting time on other matters." Evidence was also developing which linked bin Laden to: the 1995 bombing of a U.S. military barracks in Riyadh which killed five; Ramzi Yuosef, who led the 1993 World Trade Center attacks; and a 1994 assassination plot against President Clinton in the Philippines.

Back in Houston, the Taliban was learning how the "other half lives," and according to The Telegraph, "stayed in a five-star hotel and were chauffeured in a company minibus." The Taliban representatives "...were amazed by the luxurious homes of Texan oil barons. Invited to dinner at the palatial home of Martin Miller, a vice-president of Unocal, they marveled at his swimming pool, views of the golf course and six bathrooms." Mr. Miller, said he hoped that UNOCAL had clinched the deal.

Dick Cheney was then CEO of Haliburton Corporation, a pipeline services vendor based in Texas. Gushed Cheney in 1998, "I can't think of a time when we've had a region emerge as suddenly to become as strategically significant as the Caspian. It's almost as if the opportunities have arisen overnight. The good Lord didn't see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratically elected regimes friendly to the United States. Occasionally we have to operate in places where, all things considered, one would not normally choose to go. But we go where the business is." Would Cheney bargain with the harborers of U.S. troop killers if that's where the business was?

The Telegraph reported that Unocal had promised to start building the pipeline and paying the Taliban immediately, with the added inducements and a donation of £500,000 to the University of Nebraska for courses in Afghanistan to train 400 teachers, electricians, carpenters and pipefitters.

The Telegraph also reported, "The US government, which in the past has branded the Taliban's policies against women and children "despicable", appears anxious to please the fundamentalists to clinch the lucrative pipeline contract." In a paper prepared by Neamatollah Nojumi, at the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Nojumi wrote in August 1997 that Madeline Albright sat in a "full-dress CIA briefing" on the Caspian region. CIA agents then accompanied "some well-trained petroleum engineers" to the region. Albright concluded that shaping the region's policies was "one of the most exciting things that we can do."

It's also exciting to the Bush Administration. According to the authors of Bin Laden, the Hidden Truth, one of the FBI's leading counter terrorism agents, John O'Neill, resigned last year in protest over the Bush Administration's alleged obstruction of his investigation into bin Laden. (A similar complaint has been filed on behalf of another unidentified FBI Agent by the conservative Judicial Watch public interest group.) Supposedly the Bush Administration had been meeting since January 2001 with the Taliban, and was also reluctant to offend Saudi Arabians who O'Neill had linked to bin Laden. Mr. O'Neill, after leaving the FBI, assumed the position of security director at the World Trade Center, where he was killed in the 911 attacks.


As America's New War now begins focusing on other "rogue nations," UNOCAL's stars have magically aligned. About two months after the Houston parties, UNOCAL executive John Maresca addressed the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and urged support for establishment of an investor-friendly climate in Afghanistan, "... we have made it clear that construction of our proposed pipeline cannot begin until a recognized government is in place that has the confidence of governments, lenders and our company." Meaning that UNOCAL's ability to construct the Afghan pipeline was a cause worthy of U.S. taxpayer dollars.

Maresca's prayers have been answered with the Taliban's replacement. As reported in Le Monde, the new Afghan government's head, Hamid Karzai, formerly served as a UNOCAL consultant. Only nine days after Karzai's ascension, President Bush nominated another UNOCAL consultant and former Taliban defender, Zalmay Khalilzad, as his special envoy to Afghanistan.

When UNOCAL makes big bucks from the pipeline they should donate 50% of all pretax profits to the 911 Fund. And they should also cut a very special check to the widow of FBI Agent O'Neill.



Tom Turnipseed is a civil rights lawyer in South Carolina. Visit Tom's website
AFGHANISTAN


Resplendent in his turban, flowing white robe and neatly combed gray beard, Sultan Amir is indistinguishable from a back-country tribal elder. In Afghanistan, where he practices his profession, it’s an everyday outfit, the local equivalent of a suit and tie. Within his own specialized field Amir is a legend: a veteran Pakistani intelligence officer, schooled in the arts of weaponry, organization, infiltration and indoctrination by Green Beret experts at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His admirers call him Imam – "spiritual leader". He earned the nickname 15 years ago at a desert outpost on the border, where he trained young mujahedin guerillas to resist the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. This was before the really big CIA money began pouring in. His pupils treated him with an almost religious veneration – and they made him proud. Some of his fighters eventually became the nucleus of the Taliban, the armed faction that emerged from obscurity three years ago and now controls most of Afghanistan. "Every Taliban leader personally knows Imam," says Irfan Sidiqqi, a Pakistani writer who knows Amir well. You can say he is their ‘technical adviser’."




The history of the Taliban’s rise has been largely a matter of public conjecture and rumor. Now a detailed Newsweek investigation has traced the group’s mysterious origins and hidden sources of support. Our reporting exposed the truth behind previously unconfirmed suspicions that the Taliban – an Afghan military force unprecedented in its tactics, stamina, sophistication and effectiveness – was built by foreign planning, money and arms. The story involves a strategic alliance between a one-eyed religious zealot and one of the world’s most hunted accused terrorists. The tangle also includes a duel between rival builders of a prospective pipeline from Central Asia’s landlocked oil wealth to the sea. Although no direct ties were found between the Taliban and U.S. spy services , the group has enjoyed the full backing of Washington’s two main friends in the region, Islamabad and Riyadh. But it has evolved into a force that answers to no one outside a small, secretive clique of theocratic Afghans, led by a reclusive mullah named Mohammad Omar.


So far Washington has withheld recognition of the Taliban government. Despite official contacts, including by the then assistant Secretary of State Robin Rafel and others, business executives have served as the main conduit between Washington and Kabul. The U.S. firm Unocal is determined to build a $4.5 billion set of pipelines to carry oil and natural gas from Turkmenistan into Pakistan via Afghanistan; last week it announced plans to begin training Afghans for the construction job. The Argentine company Bridas is racing for control of the project. Both corporations have hired Saudi firms to help them deal with the Afghans - and both have hired former U.S. diplomats to work as "consultants" in Kabul and Washington. As things stand, U.S. policy in Afghanistan is likely to be shaped significantly by the dictates of pipeline politics. - Newsweek, October 13, 1997; Helping Hand: Where did the Taliban come from? How did they finance the drive to impose an Islamic state? A special Newsweek investigation. By Steve LeVine











Wednesday, December 25, 2002

One wonders how much damning evidence is necessary to respond to what is now irrefutable proof that CIA knew about the attacks and did not stop them. Whatever our government is doing, whatever the CIA is doing, it is clearly NOT in the interests of the American people, especially those who died on September 11.


The weapons in question were not airliners that time round, but al-Qaida already had the capacity to supply planes and pilots, as made clear by this testimony from a Bin Laden associate, Essam al Ridi, formerly a flight instructor at the Ed Boardman school of aviation in Texas: From February to July this year (2001), court 318 in the southern district of New York saw the prosecution and conviction of four of those involved in the bombing of two US embassies in east Africa in 1998. An irascible, if witty judge, the Hon Leonard B Sand, presided over a landmark trial of enormous scope. The transcript ran to millions of words (a number of pages are sealed), and includes many parallels to Tuesday's terrible events - including sophisticated planning, coordination across locations and, above all, the question of negligent security.





Frequently, people who visit here … are astounded at the few numbers of senators who are on the floor. I think they would be more astounded, and more outraged, if they knew this fact -- and I can't prove it right now, but I am reasonably sure it is true -- right now, at this minute, there are more senators raising money than are on the floor of the senate. — Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.) (House and Senate debates on campaign finance reform (summer 1996)
Davey stole a Christmas tree from K-Mart last night
red ribbons and silver bells, angels dressed in white
He tied, it to the bridge rail so passing cars would see
He danced a little dance up there, looked down and smiled at me

My bed is a lawn chair, cushions keep it soft
I sleep in the open air, under the Southern Cross
Next tc the golf course by the Hyatt Hotel
Davey is a friend of mine and we get along pretty well

Christmas in paradise under the Cow Key Bridge
Where the warm breeze blows so nice
And the landlord forgives

Snowbirds on the golf course wear bermuda shorts and polo shirts
Some play pretty good some so bad it hurts
We pick up their golf balls that fly over the fence
Shine 'em up a little bit and sell 'em back for fifty cents

Christmas in paradise under the Cow Key Bridge
Where the warm breeze blows so nice
And the landlord forgives

I won't lie, we just get by but we'll be eating good tonight
Christmas dinner at 5 o'clock over at the Church of Life
They don't care who you are and they don't ask what you done
Come on down and bring a friend there's plenty for everyone

Christmas in paradise under the Cow Key Bridge
Where the warm breeze blows so nice
And the landlord forgives
The radio plays Christmas songs while we get high
Davey shouts Merry Christmas y'all
to the cars passing by
Davey shouts Merry Christmas y'all
to the cars passing by


- Mary Gauthier, Christmas in Paradise






There's no where to hide, no where I can go
I reach out my hand touching death itself
just another holy day in Sarejevo

Hiding from the planes and from the bombing
Fire in the sky burning down my life
There is no more love no more longing

I dream of Peace
I dream of flowers on the hill
I dream I see my mother smiling
When I close my eyes I dream of Peace

Once my mother sang to me and held me
Then the fire came falling from the sky
There is no one left who can protect me

Feeding on the dreams of all the children
War's an evil bird flying in the dark
Every holy promise has been broken

I dream of Peace
I dream of flowers on the hill
I dream I see my mother smiling
When I close my eyes I dream of Peace

You are tall and strong and I am just a child.
Can't we live in a peace stop the flowing blood
Make a blessed world where I can be a child.

Do you dream of Peace?
Do you dream of flowers on the hill?
Do you dream you see your mother smiling?
When you close your eyes do you dream of Peace?

You have struggled here in Sarajevo
Courage you have shown to the watching world
We have prayed and wept for Sarajevo

Children dance again in Sarajevo
Now the sun can shine
Now the birds can sing
Let the peace continue, Sarajevo

Do you dream of Peace?
Do you dream of flowers on the hill?
Do you dream you see your mother smiling?
When you close your eyes do you dream of Peace?

- Judy Collins, Song For Sarajevo, Wildflower Records


Tuesday, December 24, 2002

HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER)


(Happy Xmas Kyoko Happy Xmas Julian)
So this is Xmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Xmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young
A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
And so this is Xmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Xmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight
A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
And so this is Xmas
And what have we done
Another year over
A new one just begun
And so happy Xmas
We hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young
A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now
Happy Xmas

- John Lennon










From the start, the Bush Administration insisted that anything like the 'planes-as-weapons' scenario of 9-11 was 'unthinkable'. That's a Huge Lie. On Sept. 11, 2001 they already had a brand new counter-terror emergency response plan in place at the Pentagon for precisely that kind of scenario, and they also had a counter-terror 'wargame' exercise set to begin that very morning in our nation's capitol. Here's a similar mock emergency response exercise featuring a plane crashing into the Pentagon in 2000, where participants acknowledged producing these 'wargames' four successive years.
The CIA, Echelon, Pre-9/11 Insider Trading, Enron, Bush Connection. The Enron, CIA, Bush, Baker, Rockefeller Connection


Alex Jones reported that the Rockerfellers SOLD the WTC a few months before 911 AND the FBI and Secret Service MOVED OUT of the WTC just 2-3 months prior to the 911 events! Given that we have FBI Special agents now being indicted for 911-related insider trading, WHY IS NO ONE INVESTIGATING the sale of the WTC and the FBI quitting its lease?


The Army Secretary White, Enron, Pre-9/11 Insider Trading, FBI, Bush Connection


Pre-9/11 Insider Trading


Short-selling experts (i.e. Phil Erlanger ) have estimated that insiders with apparent detailed knowledge of the attacks netted billions of dollars in put option trading in United and American Airlines and other carefully selected stocks. Why has the SEC investigation (which was launched in Oct. 2001) been completely silent and unable to publicly identify and prosecute those who quite literally "made a killing"? The anthrax investigation has now also lied dormant for months. Investigators determined that it the highly weaponized anthrax came from within the US; was that the case with the insider trading as well?


They don't talk about it on TV anymore, but someone tried to make money with unusual stock trades right before the terrorist attacks of September 11. Who knew to bet that United Airlines would lose money?

Supressed Details of Criminal Insider Trading Lead Directly into the CIA’s Highest Ranks: CIA Executive Director “Buzzy” Krongard managed firm that handled “PUT” options on United Airline Stock



O Troubled Town Of Bethlehem



Monday, December 23, 2002

WAR AND GLOBALISATION


THE TRUTH BEHIND SEPTEMBER 11


by Michel Chossudovsky


 


TABLE OF CONTENTS



CHAPTER I


BACKGROUND: BEHIND SEPTEMBER 11


Osama bin Laden: Pretext For Waging War


Largest Display of Military Might Since World War II


Military Planners Call The Shots


Destroying the Rule of Law


Extending More Powers to the FBI and the CIA


Global Economic Crisis


CHAPTER II


WHO IS OSAMA BIN LADEN?


Background of the Soviet Afghan War


'The Islamic Jihad’


The Golden Crescent Drug Triangle


The War in Chechnya


Promoting Secessionist Movements in India


U.S.-Sponsored Insurgencies in China


Washington’s Hidden Agenda


CHAPTER III


WASHINGTON SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM


‘Bosniagate’: Replicating the Iran-Contragate Pattern


From Bosnia to Kosovo


The U.S. Congress tacitly endorses State Terrorism


‘The Islamic Militant Network’ and NATO Join Hands in Macedonia


Misleading the American People


CHAPTER IV COVER UP OR COMPLICITY?


Role of Pakistan’s ISI in the September 11 Attacks


‘The ISI-Osama-Taliban Axis’


Behind Close Doors at the State Department


CHAPTER V


WAR AND THE HIDDEN AGENDA


Conquest of Oil Reserves and Pipeline Routes


The Planning of War


Militarization of the Eurasian Corridor


Covert Operations on behalf of the Oil Giants


Europe versus Anglo-America: The Clash of Competing Oil Interests


CHAPTER VI


THE TRANS-AFGHAN PIPELINE


The CentGas Consortium


Unocal - Osama Links


BP-Amoco Enter the Pipeline Saga


Unocal ‘Appoints' Interim Government in Kabul


CHAPTER VII


AMERICA'S WAR MACHINE


Post 1999 Military Buildup


America’s War Economy


Nuclear Weapons in the Wake of September 11


Encircling China


The Anglo-American Axis


Franco-German Integration in Nuclear Weapons


Undeclared War Between Russia and America


CHAPTER VIII


THE AMERICAN EMPIRE


War Without Borders


The Military-Intelligence Apparatus


War: A Money Making Operation


CHAPTER IX


DISARMING THE NEW WORLD ORDER 131


Totalitarian State


Sustaining the Illusion of Democracy


Fabricating Dissent


Building Meaningful Mass Movements


CHAPTER X


POLITICAL DECEPTION: THE MISSING LINK BEHIND 9-11


Fear and Disinformation Campaign


Carefully Planned Intelligence Operation


Mysterious 9-11 Breakfast Meeting on Capitol Hill


CIA Overshadows the Presidency


The Decision to go to War







... and now we'll examine the incoming leader of the GOP, Senator Bill Frist, M.D. Frist has the distinction of being the only surgeon in the Senate. He is about as far from being pro-choice as you can get politically. The significance of his antagonism towards the pro-choicers, you may well ask? We'll get to that immediately. Truth is that HCA - the Frist Family Business - generates a portion of its considerable revenue by providing abortions to its clients nationwide. HCA is the nation's largest for profit chain of hospitals. It should be noted that Dr. Bill (the GOP's choice to replace outgoing and outspoken long-time actively racist popular Republican handpicked Senate leader Trent Lott) is a hypocrite given his stated public position and consistent voting record against pro-choice legislation. There is something truly odious about those having the *private* power to affect social change on the basis of conscience or principle, particularly when one is maintaining public office and advocating legislation to ban therapeutic abortion altogether, and especially when one abandons one's principles for money. Rather than earnestly trying to implement your party's political agenda with the policy most appropriate to your own principles, you merely posture about it publically while profiting from it privately. Dr. Bill is such a hypocrite as that.


Yes, it's his brother's company on the public record and not Doctor Bill's; but, he continues to make a lot of money off (as does his spouse and children who all own shares in the 'family' fortune; thus, compounding Doctor Bill's conflicts of interest in voting for legislation when he should be recusing himself by law). This is BIG hypocrisy of the most disgusting kind. Just what is wrong with the Bush administration anyways? I mean, there's rarely an appointment announced by the Bush camp that isn't revealed to be another case in an ongoing series of cronyism and conflicts of interest. Bill Frist relies on money more than his bedside manners! Especially money from doctors, pharaceutical companies, hospitals and nursing homes.

He has been particularly prolific raising money from pharmaceuticals companies. The pharmaceuticals and health products industry ranks third on the list of donors to his campaign account, with more than $205,000 in individual and PAC contributions over the past six years. The industry also topped the list of corporate givers to the NRSC this election cycle, with nearly $4 million in hard and soft money contributions. Republicans undoubtedly hope that installing Frist as Senate majority leader will give them added credibility on health care issues including prescription drug coverage and patients’ rights, which are likely to receive prominent attention in the 108th Congress.

But Frist’s ties to the health care industry, both personal and financial, could complicate matters for the GOP. Frist’s father and brother founded Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chain. HCA has been defending itself against longstanding government allegations of health-care fraud, and recently agreed to a settlement with the Justice Department reported to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. HCA’s political action committee contributed more than $175,000 to federal candidates in the 2002 election cycle, and Frist has raised nearly $25,000 from the company for his campaign committee since 1997. His brother, Thomas, who was CEO of the company until last year and is currently on the HCA board of directors, gave $40,000 in soft money to Frist’s Volunteer PAC in 2001. Thomas’ wife, Patricia, matched the contribution, according to filings with the Internal Revenue Service.

Frist has resisted pressure to abstain from voting on legislation that could impact HCA’s bottom line, claiming his investments in the company are now in a blind trust. Frist also felt the heat when it was discovered that the bill creating the Homeland Security Department contained a mysterious provision protecting the makers of some vaccine additives, including drug giant Eli Lilly, from liability for harm their products may cause. Eli Lilly manufactures Thimerosal, a vaccine preservative that has been alleged to cause autism in children. Frist, who included similar language in legislation he introduced earlier this year, defended the provision but did not acknowledge adding it to the homeland security bill. (Fingers were also pointed at Mitch Daniels, President Bush’s budget director and former Eli Lilly executive, who denied any involvement.)
Lilly, the top donor among pharmaceuticals manufacturers, gave $1.6 million in individual, PAC and soft money contributions in the 2001-2002 election cycle, 79 percent to Republicans. Lilly’s PAC has given Frist $9,000 since 1997.


Most of Bush's appointments cause controversy. Several appointees have already been ousted and replaced with equally questionable characters. Doctor Bill is just the latest case in point. Senate leader Trent Lott and incontinent impotent centurian racist Thorm Sturmond still are held in higher regard by their fellow Republicans than their public service records merit. Appointees include Henry Kissinger, Abrams, that spooky Poindexter character, Negroponte (occupying America's Human Rights office at the U.N. of all things!), and so forth. Certainly the list of these inappropriate appointments may be easily expanded upon already, and that shall be done as this site updates continually. It's the profiles of these administrative appointees and newly placed federal judges that will cast light on this rat's nest. Check back often for our up close and personal profiles of some of America's most influential figures, their backgrounds, felonies, pardons, and current roles in service to you purportedly. Don't you believe it!




TRENT LOTT


In 1983, the Supreme Court ruled that the IRS properly stripped the tax-exempt status which Bob Jones University previously enjoyed, on the basis of that college's racially discriminatory policies, that disqualified the school by law from certification as a tax-exempt institution. The only dissenter in the ruling was Justice Rehnquist, who is now the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the one presiding over the controversial ruling circumventing the will and intent of the voters in America, in the 2000 presidential race. One of the very few amicus curiae briefs supporting Bob Jones University's petition to be granted tax-exempt status despite its disqualifying discriminatory racial policies was none other than Trent Lott, who was the Republican party's choice as Senate Leader, even though the man openly advocated and condoned racial discrimination throughout his entire career in public life.


Excerpt from the Supreme Court decision:


BURGER, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BRENNAN, WHITE, MARSHALL, BLACKMUN, STEVENS, and O'CONNOR, JJ., joined, and in Part III of which POWELL, J., joined. POWELL, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, post, p. 606. REHNQUIST, J., filed a dissenting opinion, post, p. 612.

William G. McNairy argued the cause for petitioner in No. 81-1. With him on the briefs were Claude C. Pierce, Edward C. Winslow, and John H. Small. William Bentley Ball argued the cause for petitioner in No. 81-3. With him on the briefs were Philip J. Murren and Richard E. Connell.

Assistant Attorney General Reynolds argued the cause for the United States in both cases. With him on the briefs were Acting Solicitor General Wallace and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Cooper.

William T. Coleman, Jr., pro se, by invitation of the Court, 456 U.S. 922 , argued the cause as amicus curiae urging affirmance. With him on the brief were Richard C. Warmer, Donald T. Bliss, John W. Stamper, Ira M. Feinberg, and Eric Schnapper.Fn

Fn [461 U.S. 574, 576] Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal in No. 81-3 were filed by Earl W. Trent, Jr., and John W. Baker for the American Baptist Churches in the U.S. A. et al.; by William H. Ellis for the Center for Law and Religious Freedom of the Christian Legal Society; by Forest D. Montgomery for the National Association of Evangelicals; and by Congressman Trent Lott, pro se.




ELLIOTT ABRAMS


If you were filling a senior director's job on the National Security Council for Near East and North African affairs (encompassing the Middle East powderkeg including the chronic Israeli-Palestinian troubles), you would undoubtably want someone at the helm who has experience, and is someone who has proven to be trustworthy. The Bush administration certainly appointed someone with experience: Elliott Abrams; but, Abram's trustworthiness has been proven to be notably absent in his prior stints of service to the American people.

During the Reagan administration, Abrams helped funnel arms to the Nicaraguan contras despite an explicit Congressional ban on such aid. As a result of some incriminating testimony that was far from the entire damning truth of Abrams' culpability in the Iran-Contra affair, he pled guilty in 1991 to two misdemeanor counts of withholding information from Congress. Elliott Abrams received a lame-duck pardon from President Bush the Elder on the 24th of December 1992. Less than ten years from the anniversary of Abrams' Christmas Eve pardon from President George H.W. Bush, he was back in the loop under G.W. Bush and has just been promoted to that senior director's job on the National Security Council for Near East and North African affairs (on the second of December, 2002) by Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice. Elliott Abrams must believe December is his lucky month!



A NEW report by the consumer health organisation Families USA refutes the pharmaceutical industry’s claim that high and increasing drug prices are needed to sustain research and development. The report, Off the Charts: Pay, Profits and Spending by Drug Companies, documents that drug companies are spending more than twice as much on campaign funding, lobbying, marketing, advertising, and administration than they do on research and development; that drug company profits, which are higher than all other industries’, exceed research and development expenditures; and that drug companies provide lavish compensation packages for their top executives.