The State of America
The terrorist attacks on September 11 of 2001 was the biggest foreign attack on U.S. mainland soil since the American Revolution against the British, the War of 1812 against the British, and the Mexican-American War in 1846 against the Mexicans.
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/books/amh/amh-toc.htm American Military History
The Declaration of
Independence - July 4, 1776
The Declaration of Independence was America's independence from the taxed colonies by the British royal empire. But America was taken over again by British influence into the American political, financial, and intelligence organizations in the early 1900s with the secret establishment of the Federal Reserve of private corporate bankers that was a carbon copy of the Bank of England. More British influence in America evolved from World War I and II and starting in the mid-1960s the British influenced the American entertainment industry and the American news media.
The British way of
imperialism, globalization, monopolies, surveillance, spying,
suppression, taxation, and control of commoners has been
established here in America. The European political influence in
America slowly evolved beginning in the early 1900s. Then
America's corrupted politicians wanted a plutocracy by
aristocrats exerting their wealth on the political process
against the common people (we the people) resulting in corruption
of democracy and against what the US Constitution stood for.
Investment banksters, international lawyers, and multinational corporations have taken America's sovereignty from our government. It is the few power elite that includes globalists, leaders, policymakers, lawmakers, lawyers, bankers, insurers, developers, landlords, educators, foreign investors, corporate executives, etc. They are doing it so they can increase only their wealth by reducing the wealth of USA workers.
Corporatism is not a free
market system like they would like you to believe but is an
unfair system. It is government and corporations selfishly
working together for unethical use of the population. So, they
want you to be a good corporate citizen or else!
The globalist have
admitted that their global policies has created enormous
problems, so now their solution is to have a one-world government
to best control the globalization problems! Do not believe me,
research it yourself and you will find their documents suggesting
one-world (appointed) governance, one-world laws, one-world
taxation, one-world police, one-world currency, one-world
religion, and one-world regulations.
More research on the New World Order at unnatural.html#order
They want to make the USA become like Mexico with the North American Union (NAU) so you will make less than a living wage. The most corrupt police, most corrupt government, most poor used by the few very wealthy. The poor Mexicans have been under corrupt control by the wealthy Spanish Europeans, so they would not want the NAU because corruption will continue.
Note the stark difference
that is a double standard if your a US citizen residing in Mexico.
The Government of Mexico requires that all US citizens present
proof of citizenship and photo identification for entry into
Mexico or go to a Mexican jail. You cannot become a Mexican
citizen, you cannot vote in Mexican elections, you must have a
certain level of income, you have discriminatory restriction on
land-ownership, you cannot hold a Mexican government office, etc.
They will try to make the NAU more acceptable by making the US economy collapse with a devalued dollar.
President George W. Bush,
the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and other globalist have
a secretive agenda to create the North American Union with
unelected governance and NAU laws above US laws by 2010. They, of
course, say they are not forming it but do not outright deny it
while they make plans in closed meetings for it! It could create
a new currency for the USA, Mexico, and Canada to replace the
http://worldnetdaily.com/news/archives.asp?AUTHOR_ID=246 Jerome Corsi does the best investigative reporting on the secretive SPP
Treason Abounds ~ Gov't Cabal Plots North American Union (NAU)
By Daneen G. Peterson, Ph.D.
About the NAU ~ What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You!
By Daneen G. Peterson, Ph.D.
The globalist want
exclusive roadways from Mexico through the heartland of the US to
Canada for cheap trucking and shipping labor to undercut the pay
of US labor.
Also, globalist want the
CANAMEX trade corridor.
http://www.saveamericafund.org/ Trucker Protest or their income
will become less than a living wage!
A North American Union (NAU)
might later merge with the European Union (EU), which would make
the Queen of England also the Queen of the United States of
America under a new currency.
http://www.channelingreality.com/ Documenting America's Race to Communist World Governance
President Reagan chose George Bush (Bush senior) as his Vice President and it was probably Reagan's most regrettable mistake. A big mistake in wanting to win the Presidency by choosing a second runner-up against him. Bush, a Nixon colleague, ran against and greatly criticized Reagan before Reagan won the nomination for President in the Republican Party. Remember that Reagan was almost assassinated by Hinckley and Bush is close friends to the Hinckleys. Hinckley was member of a CIA Christian-front called World Vision that also had a connection to John Lennon's assassination. Bush pretty much ran the President's office after the assasination and while Reagan began to suffer from Alzheimer's disease. That was when more Muslims were provoked to hate America because of Bush's influence on policies in the Middle East. That was also when Americans started to slowly loose more freedoms and accelerated America toward a police state.
The Bush's have a history to Hitler's Germany, banking, oil, the CIA, the JFK, RFK, and other (attempted Reagan) assassinations, China, Latin America dictators, Mexico, United Nations, unfair (America not first) globalization, population control, et cetera, etc.
The Bushs and too many other politicians make it a practice to turn lies into truth and truth into lies and to use Orwellian-opposites. You know what that means when a Bush claims to be a Christian.
The killing of Americans by terrorist in the Middle East first began during the administration of President Ronald Reagan (R-CA) and Vice President George Bush (Bush senior).
The Beirut bombings was the beginning of terrorists killing Americans. They were against America's involvement in the Middle East. Analysts say, the bombing that killed scores of U.S. Marines in Lebanon provided a game plan for the ongoing terrorist attacks against U.S. interests. The U.S. carnage was worse than any single day of the Vietnam War. The bombing left 241 Americans dead at a U.S. marine barracks in Beirut on Oct. 23, 1983. Six months earlier, zealots had driven a truck bomb into the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, killing 17 Americans and 46 others.
President Reagan's defense secretary Caspar Weinberger thinks now there was no good reason for U.S. troops to be there to help a peacekeeping force responding to Israel's invasion of Lebanon. "I urged as strongly as I could, apparently not strongly enough, that we shouldn't be there, that we should take those troops out, at the very least put them on ships offshore,'' Weinberger said. "They were sitting in the middle of a bull's eye.''
Experts say the Beirut bombings emboldened other terrorists. And afterward, terrorists:
- Hijacked TWA Flight 847 for 17 days in the Middle East in 1985, taking hostages and killing a Navy diver.
- Blew up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, killing 270.
- Bombed the World Trade Center in 1993, killing six and wounding about 1,000.
- Bombed Khobar Towers, a U.S. base in Saudi Arabia, in 1996, killing 19 and wounding more than 370.
- Attacked U.S. embassies in Kuwait two months later and in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, killing about 230 people.
- Struck the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39 others.
- Flew hijacked jets into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashed one into a Pennsylvania field Sept. 11, 2001, killing more than 3,000.
Osama bin Laden underscored the symbolic importance of the 1983 Beirut bombings when he told ABC News in 1998 that U.S. soldiers were ``paper tigers.'' "There is no question it was a major cause of 9/11,'' said former Navy Secretary John Lehman, a member of the Sept. 11 investigative commission quoted in Knight Ridder Newspapers.
But some warn that today's situation in Iraq, with continuing attacks on U.S. troops, may foreshadow future terrorism. "Every one of these bombings in Baghdad is a flashback to the Beirut bombing,'' said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington think tank.
Muslims say they do not
hate America, but rather the foreign policy of the U.S.
government. The presence of U.S. troops in
the Muslim heartland of Saudi Arabia after the 1990 Iraqi
invasion of Kuwait, by President George Bush (Bush senior), was
the supposed reason behind the 9/11 attacks.
The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq are the main reason for
the many suicide bombings.
Osama Bin Laden issued a fatwa in 1996 and 1998.
Bin Laden's fatwa lists three "crimes and sins" committed by the Americans:
* U.S. military occupation of the Arabian Peninsula.
* U.S. aggression against the Iraqi people.
* U.S. support of Israel.
The fatwa states that the United States:
* Plunders the resources of the Arabian Peninsula.
* Dictates policy to the rulers of those countries.
* Supports abusive regimes and monarchies in the Middle East, thereby oppressing their people.
* Has military bases and installations upon the Arabian Peninsula, which violates the Muslim holy land, in order to threaten neighboring Muslim countries.
* Intends thereby to create disunion between Muslim states, thus weakening them as a political force.
* Supports Israel, and wishes to divert international attention from (and tacticly maintain) the occupation of Palestine.
The Persian Gulf War, the ensuing sanctions against Iraq and the bombing of Iraq by the United States were cited in 1998 as further proof of these allegations.
Are public schools
teaching the Muslim religion in California, Florida, and
The Costs to American
Taxpayers of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: $3 Trillion
By Thomas R. Stauffer
Israel was established for the Jewish people after the first 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Since then, wars between the State of Israel and its Arab neighbors has been ongoing with no end in sight. Then the United States of America became involved in all Israel-Arab conflicts.
After World War II, Jewish nationalism and messianic tradition led to Zionism, a movement to re-create a Jewish nation in the Land of Israel. Jewish immigration grew steadily after the late nineteenth century and took on added meaning, and gained added external support, in the wake of the Holocaust. The UN General Assembly approved the 1947 UN Partition Plan dividing the territory into two states, with the Jewish area consisting of roughly 55% of the land, and the Arab area consisting of roughly 45%. Jerusalem was to be designated as an international region administered by the UN to avoid conflict over its status.
The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel, was the official announcement that a new Jewish state, named the State of Israel (Medinat Yisrael in Hebrew), had been formally established in the British Mandate of Palestine, the land where the Kingdoms of Israel, Judah and Judea had once been.
It has been called the
start of the "Third Jewish Commonwealth" by some
observers. The "First Jewish Commonwealth" ended with
the destruction of Solomon's Temple in 586 BCE, the second with
the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, and Bar Kokhba's
revolt was crushed by the Roman Empire in the year 135.
After President John
Kennedy was assassinated, Israel could go ahead with its nuclear
program without worry that the USA would stop them. Sworn in as
President after the murder of Kennedy was Lyndon Johnson. He was
less emphatic about Israel's nonproliferation than President
Kennedy. Johnson had a long history of both Jewish friends and
political contributors along with having toured concentration
camps at the end of World War II.
U.S. Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger got the USA to supply more weapons to Israel during the Yom Kippur War.
had its first inflationary gas prices and had to ration gasoline
under the Nixon/Kissinger administration because of the Arab Oil
Embargo in 1973.
prices were dirt cheap before the oil embargo.
The Arab Oil Embargo
started on October 17 of 1973 because US vetoes at the UN were
always in favor of Israel, because Henry Kissinger (Jewish) was
sworn in as Secretary of State on September 22 of 1973, and after
USA support to Israel during the Yom Kippur War against Egypt and
Syria that ended on October 16 of 1973.
US Vetoes At The UN In Favor Of Israel Since 1973
President Richard M. Nixon appointed as Secretary of State William P. Rogers (1969-73) then Henry A. Kissinger (1973-77).
Henry Kissinger is Jewish
and a longtime member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
He served as National Security Advisor under President Richard
Nixon (also a CFR member), from 1969 to 1975 and served
concurrently as Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977, staying on
board as Secretary of State under appointed President Gerald Ford
following Nixon's 1974 resignation in the aftermath of the
The National Security
Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and
library located at The George Washington University in
There has been much debate about Kissinger's relationship with military dictators in Latin America when he was secretary of state in the Nixon and Ford administrations. It was an era when military officers frequently toppled elected governments and brutalized dissidents, but were accepted by U.S. leaders as anti-communist allies.
The Kissinger State
Analysts said the transcripts were the strongest evidence yet that Kissinger stymied attempts by lower-level officials to raise concerns about human rights abuses by the Chilean and Argentine dictatorships - regimes that killed thousands, or perhaps tens of thousands, in campaigns to repress perceived political opponents in the 1970s and '80s. The conversations "are the baldest and most candid evidence of the secretary of state's opposition to using U.S. diplomacy to advance the cause of human rights in the southern cone," said Peter Kornbluh, an archive analyst. "Here we have his private conversations basically attempting to rescind the positive things that lower-level officials had said or done on human rights in Argentina and Chile," Kornbluh said. The transcripts bolster evidence that the United States was sending mixed messages to Chile and Argentina during the period, according to Sebastian Brett, a senior researcher with Human Rights Watch in Chile. "It shows the people actually working on the ground were trying to convince their bosses that the abuses should be taken seriously, and the bosses undermining all of their efforts." "The people who stepped out of line were hammered," he said.
Zionism and Judaism can be
two different beliefs. Zionist believe reestablishing Palestine
as the Jewish homeland called Israel and using wealth, war, and
power to dominate. Anyone against the state of Israel is an anti-Semite.
But some Jews are anti-Zionist.
Zion-extremist believe in a prophecy that Jews will rule the world over the non-Jews (the Goyim) in the World to Come (Olam Haba). Before the time of the Moshiach (the future Jewish king descended from King David), there shall be war and suffering. The Moshiach will bring about the political and spiritual redemption of the Jewish people by bringing back to Israel and restoring Jerusalem. He will establish a government in Israel that will be the center of all world government. He will restore the religious court system of Israel and establish Jewish law as the law of the land. The whole world will recognize the Jewish G-d as the only true G-d, and the Jewish religion as the only true religion in the world after the Messiah comes. That will usher in an era of freedom and peace for the Jews. The second period will include a supernatural existence that the entirety of humankind will "know G-d" in a physical and "visual" sense.
Judaism membership is
about 18 million but less than 1% of world religions. There are
about 20.67 Jews per capita of 1000 people or 2% in the United
States of America.
The Seven Noahide Laws are
the minimal observance for non-Jews. Anyone who accepts upon
himself the fulfillment of the Seven Mitzvo [laws] and is precise
in their observance will merit a share in the World to Come. The
seven laws of Noah (modernized version)
called the Noahic or Noahide laws that non-Jews (Righteous
Gentiles, Goyim, or Noahides) must abide:
1. BELIEF IN G-D
Do not worship Idols
2. RESPECT G-D AND PRAISE HIM
Do Not Blaspheme His Name
3. RESPECT HUMAN LIFE
Do Not Murder
4. RESPECT THE FAMILY
Do Not Commit Immoral Sexual Acts
5. RESPECT FOR OTHERS RIGHTS AND PROPERTY
Do Not Steal
6. CREATION OF A JUDICIAL SYSTEM
7. RESPECT ALL CREATURES
Do not be cruel to animals.
This is the historic belief of Jews:
1. Do not commit Idolatry. You shall not worship false gods.
2. Do not commit Murder. Gentiles (Christians) that commit murder will be executed but Jews that commit murder will not be executed.
3. Do not commit Theft. Gentiles (Christians) that steal will be executed. The theft law is different for Jews. A Gentile observing the Sabbath deserves death, because "the Sabbath is a sign between God and Israel alone," and it would be theft for a Gentile to observe this mitzvah.
4. Do not to commit Incest or Adultery. Gentiles (Christians) that commit adultery with a Jew will be executed.
5. Do not to commit Blasphemy. Do not curse G-d. No defamation of Jews.
6. Do not eat flesh from a living animal with its blood.
7. You must set up laws and courts in every city and province to judge observance of the preceding six laws. A judgement of violation (without warrant and without a jury) is subject to the death penalty.
The Noachites replaced the seventh commandment with prohibition of pairing animals with different species.
Note that the above are translations from the Talmud. The Talmud prohibits teaching Torah to a Gentile (Christian). But if a Gentile studies the Torah for the purpose of observing the moral laws of Noah, Rabbi Meïr says he is as good as a high priest, and quotes: "Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments, which if a man do, he shall live in them" (Lev. 18:5). The text does not specify an Israelite or a Levite or a priest, but simply "a man"even a Gentile (Avodah Zarah 3a).
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=%22Education+Day,+U.S.A.%22 Reagan's education day on the
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Torah To the Jewish people G-d gave the entire Torah [teaching] as their Law.
The Old Testament alone, prior to Jesus and the New Testament, permitted the enslavement of alien immigrants and the occupants of other countries other than Israel but prohibited the permanent enslavement of the native inhabitants of Israel. Depending on the precise circumstances, ethnicity, nationality and any enslaved relatives of a slave, some had to be freed after a specified time, while others remained slaves for life. Though physical violence to slaves was permitted, murder was not. In the New Testament, Paul condemns slave traders (kidnappers) in 1 Timothy 1:10. Revelation considers those who traffic in slaves and human lives to be immoral and destined for judgment (Rev. 18:13).
Israelites claimed to be slaves of the Pharaohs in Egypt according to Jews but Jesus was born in Israel during a period of rampant slavery or indentured servitude when slaves were used for profit by the Roman Empire and Israel. The Pharisees crucified Jesus but some say the Romans took part in it. Jews claim the crucifixion of Jesus was by the Romans. The Pharisaic sect was re-established as Rabbinic Judaism that ultimately produced traditional Judaism.
Jewish Rabbi Meir [Meir meaning "Illuminator" or "one who enlightens"] was the Master of the Miracles because of the miracles of Israel with the Romans that he wrote about in the Talmud. He was a descendant of the Roman Emperor Nero according to legend.
Nero was the last emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty in the Roman Empire. During Nero's earlier reign, he favored his fellow Jews over Christians. His second wife was pro-Jew and he converted to Judaism. Nero was known by Christians as being a ruthless ruler that horribly tortured to death Christians and others in stadiums for the Roman's entertainment, even killing his relatives that stood in his way of power. Jews believe the anti-Nero stories were false and that when Nero converted to become a Jew he subsequently lived a righteous life. The story in the end (true or not) was that Nero committed suicide because his own Roman government wanted him for treason with the Greeks and wanted to sentence him to death. From then on the globalizing Roman empire began to decline and slowly divided into smaller and smaller empires eventually becoming Christian Roman-Catholic, which in turn began to globally expand that religion.
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Noachite 21st Degree Patriarch Noachite, Masonic Key, or Prussian Knight
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Levite A member of an ancient caste of hereditary Jewish priests
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Kabbalah One of the most serious and sustained criticisms of the Kabbalah is that it may lead away from monotheism, and instead promote dualism, the belief that there is a supernatural counterpart to G-d that makes evil is G-d and G-d is evil or Satan is G-d and G-d is Satan. Another criticism of Kabbalah is that most Kabbalistic works assume that Jewish and non-Jewish souls are fundamentally different, that the Gentile (Christian) and non-Jew soul has a demonic aspect to them that is absent in Jews. Anti-Semites use the word cabal as slang. Cabal is defined as a conspiratorial group.
Jews (G-d's chosen people)
consider themselves to be achievers that earned their wealth.
Jewish global influence and dominance according to anti-Zionists and anti-Semites.
http://www.google.com/search?as_q=AIPAC&num=100 American Israel Public Affairs Committee
Henry Kissinger - Zionist and a former government official with United States of America executive powers - greatly influenced America's foreign policies after the JFK and RFK assassinations from the mid-1960s to today. Kissinger is a member of the CFR, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, and other global-policy control groups. Kissinger
and his many colleagues believe in control oil and you control nations, control
food and you control the people, control money and you control the world.
Power freaks that you cannot say no to, this is what they are after! Power equals money and money equals power at the expense of great human suffering to others.
http://www.google.com/search?as_q=Israel+dual-citizenship&num=100 Dual American and Israel citizens now have positions of power and authority inside America's government.
Now you can go to future World War III links at counterA.htm.
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 could have been prevented without today's new laws and surveillance. Many believe that it was intentionally allowed to happen. After all, it benefits war profiteers and is being used as a reason to develop new ways to use technology to totally control citizens. To some people this seems good until you follow the money [but you cannot if it is classified or kept secret], the 9/11 power-grabbers, and study the people in power controlling society! You may find this was not about good versus evil but was about evil versus evil. Their solution is not right versus wrong but is wrong versus wrong.
Project for the New
American Century (PNAC) think-tank envisioned, before 9/11, an
attack inside the USA would speed up the creation of a global
dominant military. The Army War College envisioned, before 9/11,
an attack inside the USA would approve new technology to use
against the people.
Way before 9/11, Islamic
terrorism and radical Islam was at times used as assets by
intelligence agencies of the US CIA, Britian's MI-6, Pakistans
ISI, Israel's Mossad, etc. Nazi Germany used the Muslim
Brotherhood in Egypt during World War II.
The FBI has not officially linked Osama bin Laden to the 9/11 attacks.
President Bush wants you to fear terrorism, while he wants open borders. That should make you question what this "Global War on Terror" is really about!
If you need proof that
people high in the US government will lie and careless about you,
then remember what the EPA did after 9/11. The EPA showed up in
spacesuits and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani had a protective mask while
the loyal servants of feds, police, fire and other heros are left
unprotected because they were told it was OK and now are slowly
dying from that air pollution.
Giuliani was not considered a hero on 9/11 by the first responders. The photo ops of him on TV were to fool you!
EPA Misled Public on 9/11
White House ordered false assurances on air quality, report says
by Laurie Garrett
NEW YORK -- In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, the White House instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to give the public misleading information, telling New Yorkers it was safe to breathe when reliable information on air quality was not available.
That finding is included in a report released Friday by the Office of the Inspector General of the EPA. It noted that some of the agency's news releases in the weeks after the attack were softened before being released to the public: Reassuring information was added, while cautionary information was deleted.
"When the EPA made a September 18 announcement that the air was 'safe' to breathe, it did not have sufficient data and analyses to make such a blanket statement," the report says. "Furthermore, the White House Council on Environmental Quality influenced . . . the information that EPA communicated to the public through its early press releases when it convinced EPA to add reassuring statements and delete cautionary ones."
On the morning of Sept. 12, according to the report, the office of then-EPA Administrator Christie Whitman issued a memo: "All statements to the media should be cleared through the NSC (National Security Council in the White House) before they are released."
There are hundreds of
conspiracy theories since some people at the top of government
deny things, coverup things, do not seem to tell the truth, and
wants to keep too many things secret making it impossible to
verify them. That would make the official story of 9/11 a
http://usinfo.state.gov/media/misinformation.html Counter-Misinformation Team, U.S. Department of State
The Ministry of Truth was
a propaganda arm of the ruling party in George Orwell's book
titled "1984" that was published in the year 1949.
The new America of warrantless surveillance, search, and seizure that include planting listening devices and hidden cameras, and breaking into homes to make copies of computer hard drives.
INFRAGUARD is a FBI/civilian organization developed for spying on the American public.
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Counter-Information_Team Todd Leventhal is Chief of the
Counter-Misinformation Team, U.S. Department of State. He worked
as a journalist [or propagandist] with the Voice of America and
worked at the Center for Strategic and International Affairs.
http://www.onlinejournal.org/Special_Reports/041805Madsen/041805madsen.html Bush administration's "Ministry of Truth" attacks American journalists who fail to adhere to the official line - by Wayne Madsen
http://www.commongroundcommonsense.org/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t71962.html Propaganda and the Politics of Perception - by Michael Carmichael
http://www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?channelid=97&contentid=3510 U.S. State Dept Promotes Govt. Conspiracy Theories - by Uri Dowbenko
http://www.curevents.com/vb/showpost.php?p=411199&postcount=5 Former Jack Abramoff colleague Todd Leventhal continues to use the U.S. State Department's "International Information Program" to debase U.S. journalists and authors on the tax payer's dime.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=20060717&articleId=2745 Free Speech "Marked for Death": Lebanon's Al Manar TV Targeted - by Trish Schuh
http://www.journalism.org/ Project for Excellence in Journalism [or Propagandism]
http://ics.leeds.ac.uk/ Institute of Communications [or Propaganda] Studies
http://www.hawkscafe.com/ Do not agree with all of it but maybe some of it. He trys to follow the money but you cannot because government uses classified, secret, and top secret to prevent you from following the money!
Marvin Bush is a brother
of President Bush (junior). From 1993 until June 2000, he was on
the board of directors of the Sterling, Virginia company
Stratesec (formerly known as Securacom), which had contracts to
provide security for United Airlines, Dulles International
Airport, and the World Trade Center. The Securacom/Stratesec
company was publicly traded and backed by an investment firm, the
Kuwait-American Corporation. Marvin resigned from board of
directors with Securacom/Stratesec shortly before 9/11 attacks.
What are the links with Marvin Bush and Al Sabah of Kuwait
through Securacom and Israeli's ICTS International security at
Boston Logan airport before 9/11?
World Trade Center 7 (Salomon
Brothers Building) housed the CIA, FBI, and other government
offices. There is growing evidence the government is hiding the
fact that WTC-7 was being used by federal, state, and local
government officials for a WTC attack drill, or for something
relating to terrorism, just before 9/11 attacks. It was reported
that WTC-7 contained secret documents on terrorism. WTC-7 was not
directly hit by a jetliner but suddenly collapsed.
Remember what Larry Silverstein said about WTC-7, "pull it". Was WTC-7 secretly demolished to destroy embarrassing or incriminating evidence inside the building against the government pertaining to the 9/11 events? It is a well-known military tactic to totally destroy secret and sensitive places, material, or equipment if there is a good chance it will fall into unauthorized hands! There are many secret quick and covert ways to do that. Preplanted explosive or demolition devices can be put in place to self-destruct when needed if there is ever a risk of unauthorized people getting to it. Thermite canisters are used to destroy small things because it can melt steel, but it would have to be more advanced to work on steel columns in a building.
The owner of the World
Trade Centers is Larry Silverstein. He and his family did not
follow their normal morning routine on September 11, 2001. They
could have been killed in the terrorist attacks if they did! Did
they have foreknowledge?
"The main obstacles
to investigate Islamic terrorism were US oil corporate interests,
and the role played by Saudi Arabia in it," quoting John
O'Neill a leading expert on Osama bin Laden. O'Neill died on 9/11.
He was evidence that decision-makers have their agenda regardless
of good intelligence information given to them.
A book published in France
makes two remarkable claims. The Bush administration was
negotiating an oil pipeline with the Taliban until last summer.
And that the late John O'Neill, the nemesis of Osama bin Laden,
had resigned from the FBI's war against terrorism protesting that
the administration's oil policy was obstructing his investigation.
Even today since al-Qaida terrorists hijacked airplanes and killed nearly 3,000 Americans, there have been no announced firings or demotions at the CIA, FBI, Immigration Service, White House, State Department, Pentagon, FAA, or any other federal agency.
"It's been a mystery to us ... how so many mistakes were made and nobody's held accountable," said Lorie Van Auken, widowed on Sept. 11 and now a member of a victims' family steering committee. "The buck stops nowhere."
WIDOW OF 9/11 ATTACK: We
now know that people stopped flying domestically. Ashcroft
stopped flying. Pentagon officials stop flying the day before
September 11. They were warned not fly on September 11. We think
San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown was told not to fly.
A delayed report (until
Feb. 10, 2005) by the Sept. 11 commission detailed 52 warnings
given to FAA leaders from April to Sept. 10, 2001, about the
radical Islamic terrorist group and its leader, Osama bin Laden.
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB148/ 9/11 Commission Staff Report on FAA Failings
Carol Ashley of Rockville Centre, N.Y., whose daughter died in the attacks, said the report should have been released sooner. "I'm just appalled that this was withheld for five months. That contributes to the idea that the government knew something and didn't act, it contributes to the conspiracy theories out there. We need to rebut those with the actual facts, but we need the facts to do that," she said.
Saturday 12 February 2005
A strategy document outlining proposals for eliminating the threat from Al Qaeda, given to Condoleezza Rice as she assumed the post of national security adviser in January 2001, warned that the terror network had cells in the United States and 40 other countries and sought unconventional weapons, according to a declassified version of the document.
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB147/ Bush Administration's First Memo on al-Qaeda Declassified
January 25, 2001 Richard Clarke
http://archives.gov/research_room/ In light of the terrorist events
of September 11, we are re-evaluating access to some previously
open archival materials and reinforcing established practices on
screening materials not yet open for research.
There are tons of missing information the government will not make public.
http://www.warwithoutend.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=33855 The global war against terror from
a British perspective
http://www.interlinkbooks.com/Books_/911CommRep.html The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions
http://mujca.com/ Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth
The Department of Defense transmitted "terrorist attack" over their encrypted satellite communications before the second plane hit the World Trade Center. This according to leaks from military personnel. But America's military leaders have never admitted this!
Threats of homeland
terrorism were compiled in weekly CIA reports for the Cabinet
Committee to Combat Terrorism, a task force created after the
killings of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in
Munich. The Associated Press reported that declassified documents
it obtained show the task force envisioned in the early 1970s
many of the same terror threats that would greet President Bush
30-years later, including threats that terrorist would use
airliners as a missile.
Remember the U.S. Navy in
the Persian Gulf shot down an Iran civilian airliner in 1988
during the Reagan administration because the US government was
probably well aware of the tactic of using airliners as weapons.
In 1986, Ali Mohammed
joined the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, home of the elite Special
Forces. During the early 1990s, the FBI allowed terrorist
Mohammed to be their informant. It gave bin Laden important
insights into U.S. efforts to penetrate al Qaeda.
during the Clinton administration, the first attack by (al Qaeda)
terrorists occurred in the U.S. at the New York World Trade
Center. On Friday February 26, 1993 (at approximately 12:18 p.m.)
an improvised explosive device exploded on the second level of
the World Trade Center parking basement. As a result of the
explosion, 6 persons were killed, and more than 1,000 injured.
The site of the blast became one of the largest crime scenes in
NYPD history. Agencies quickly assisting in the on scene
investigation were the FBI, NYPD, ATF, EPA, and OSHA. A fully
operational Evidence Control Center that included eight agencies
was later established. This evidence command post incorporated
secure and non-secure telephones and facsimile, photocopiers,
radio communication with the crime scene and FBI headquarters in
New York, computers and data processors, phototelesis, and a
scheduled meeting room. The explosive device had been placed in
the rear cargo portion of a one-ton Ford F350 Econoline van,
owned by the Ryder Rental Agency, Jersey City, New Jersey.
Approximately 6,800 tons of materials were displaced by the blast.
The main explosive charge consisted primarily of approximately 1,200
to 1,500 pounds of a homemade fertilizer-based explosive, urea
nitrate. The fusing system consisted of two 20-minute lengths of
a non-electric burning type fuse such as green hobby fuse. The
hobby fuse terminated in the lead azide, as the initiator. Also
incorporated in the device and placed under the main explosive
charge were three large metal cylinders (tare weight 126 pounds)
of compressed hydrogen gas.
Books published in the
1990s have described how suicide terrorist could use aircraft as
weapons. Yossef Bodansky is director of the Task Force on
Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare in the US House of
Representatives, and the author of the book originally published
in 1999 "Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America."
In a well-publicized paper from 1993 "Target America",
he stated, "The training of suicide pilots started in the
Busher air base in Iran in the early 1980s with some 90 Pilatus
PC-7 aircraft purchased from Switzerland." "According
to a former trainee in Wakilibad (a base for the training of
suicide pilots), one of the exercises included having an Islamic
Jihad detachment seize (or hijack) a transport aircraft. Then
trained air crews from among the terrorists would crash the
airliner with its passengers into a selected object."
PBS aired "Jihad in
America" by Steven Emerson in 1994. PBS has now banned it
from their website because it was anti-Muslim, although it
predicted some of the things that would happen long before 9/11.
It is no longer available for viewing online.
On December 29, 1994, four
terrorists alleged to have ties to Osama bin Laden hijacked Air
France Flight 8969, a flight from Algiers to Paris, and killed
three passengers before being captured during a stop in
Marseilles. They loaded the plane with explosives and filled it
with extra fuel, with the intent of ramming it into the Eiffel
Eight months before al-Qaeda slammed airliners into the World Trade Center, French intelligence suspected the terror network was plotting a hijacking and warned the CIA, former French intelligence officials said. Classified documents from France's main foreign intelligence agency, the DGSE, reported that al-Qaeda was plotting a hijacking. Dated Jan. 5, 2001, a five page document was entitled "Project to hijack planes by Islamist radicals." "They are preparing a plot to hijack an airplane, and they have cited several companies." The note listed potential targets: American, Delta, Continental, and United airlines, Air France and Lufthansa. The list also mentioned US Air.
The DGSE drew up nine reports between September 2000 and August 2001 about al-Qaeda threats given to US intelligence. The warnings were another example of how intelligence agents knew al-Qaeda was hard at work in the months leading up to Sept. 11.
Two CIA agents on al-Qaeda claim not to remember the warnings sent by the DGSE. Gary Berntsen directed the CIA operations from 1982 to 2005 and Michael Scheuer was responsible for the Bin Laden unit of the CIA.
The 9/11 commission did not mention that the CIA knew about the January 2001 information emanating from the French intelligence on Osama Bin Laden to organize hijackings of American planes.
The 9/11 commission said that, as the year 2001 began, the CIA started receiving "frequent but fragmentary" threat reports. Among other warnings, the intelligence community sent out a March 2001 terror threat advisory about a heightened threat of Sunni extremist attacks against U.S. facilities, personnel and other interests. George Tenet, CIA director at the time, told the commission that "the system was blinking red."
Another report from French intelligence, dated September 13, 2001, and entitled Elements on the financial resources of Osama Bin Laden, reiterates the suspicions against the Saudi Bin Laden Group (SBG), the family empire. It mentions a powerful banker, formerly close to the royal family, as the historical architect of the money that transfered to the terrorist the funds coming from the countries in the Gulf. An appendix of this report indexes the credits under the direct control of Osama Bin Laden. Also it mentioned that the "Sheik directed funds to Sudan, Yemen, Malaysia, and Bosnia in 2001 and a hotel located within Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Alain Chouet expressed a
real skepticism on the will of the authorities in Riyadh to
apprehend Osama Bin Laden before September 11, They were
ignoring a Saudi national
To my knowledge, nobody put
anything in works to capture him between 1998 and 2001. In
a report on October 2, 2001 it mentioned the removal of
Prince Turki al-Faisal, head of Saudi intelligence was a
political ousting just before September 11. The report
underlined the limits of the Saudi influence in Afghanistan
the time of recent trips in Kandahar by Prince Turki that had not
succeeded in convincing its leaders to extradite Osama Bin Laden.
On April 19, 1995 (Wednesday)
around 9:02 a.m., a Ryder rental truck exploded at the Murrah
Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. It destroyed half of
the nine-story building and killed 168 people. A massive
investigation was undertaken by the FBI, as lead agency, with the
assistance of other agencies including the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). It was the worst terrorist attack on
U.S. soil to that date. The truck bomb was believed to have been
approximately a 4,000 pound mixture of ammonium nitrate
fertilizer and fuel oil (ANFO). The initiator for the boosters
was either a detonator from a Primadet Delay system or sensitized
detonating cord that was a non electric detonator, burning type
fuse of either hobby fuse or a commercial safety fuse used as a
safe separation and time delay system. This conclusion, in part,
because Terry Nichols, one of the defendants in the case,
purchased ammonium nitrate and diesel oil prior to the bombing.
The Primadet systems were found at defendant Nichols' house and
an accomplice's house. Without the evidence of these purchases,
the FBI Laboratory would have been unable to conclude that ANFO
was used. No evidence of a Primadet system or sensitized
detonating cord was found at the crime scene. Based on the post-blast
scene alone it could have been dynamite or could have been other
The explosive device was
similar in ways to the 1993 WTC bomb used by al Qaeda. In
addition, Oklahoma City was where some Middle-Easterners were
getting flight training. Was it done with connections to Middle-Eastern
terrorist? Some believe President Clinton or National Security
Advisor Sandy Berger or someone covered it up.
Al-Qaida-OKC link included in Berger doc?
On July 21,
2004, at was reported that former National Security Advisor Sandy
Berger is under investigation for skirting the law and removing
highly classified terrorism documents then proceeding to lose or
destroy some of them.
-- Was Mr. Berger trying to cover up key ffacts regarding intelligence failures during his watch?
-- What happened to those missing documentts?
-- Whose hands did they fall into?
-- What kind of security risk does that poose to Americans today?
During the Clinton
administration in 1995, Philippine authorities arrested Ramzi
Yousef and Abdul Hakim Murad after a chemical fire at their
Manila apartment. Under questioning, Murad admitted connections
to bin Laden and spoke of a plot to dive-bomb a jetliner into the
CIA headquarters in Langley, VA. He also said Middle Eastern
pilots were training at U.S. flight schools in preparation for a
plot to blow up 12 passenger jets over the Pacific Ocean. The FBI
was alerted at the time and interviewed flight school attendees,
but it did not develop evidence that any of the Middle Easterners
were plotting terrorism.
In 1995 during the Clinton administration, the FBI was alerted that Middle Eastern pilots were training at U.S. flight schools and at least one had proposed dive-bombing a jetliner into a federal building. The government had very general information about an idea, not a complete plan, for flying a plane into the CIA headquarters near Washington. FBI agents investigated the flying schools in 1995 and did nothing more.
The 1996 Gore Commission
recommended a long list of steps that it said were urgently
needed to provide stronger airline security against terrorism.
The airline industry and aviation lobbies said it would cost them
too much so they lobbied to weaken the safety recommendations.
Most of the proposals were eliminated by industry lobbying and
others were slowed down in bureaucracy. Officials now say that
all the commission's recommendations might have prevented the
Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Mysterious crash of TWA
Flight 800 on July 17, 1996
On July 17, 1996 (Wednesday), about 2031 Eastern Daylight Time, Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) flight 800, a Boeing 747-131, N93119, crashed in the Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York. TWA flight 800 was operating as a scheduled international passenger flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York, New York, to Charles DeGaulle International Airport, Paris, France. The flight departed JFK about 2019, with 2 pilots, 2 flight engineers, 14 flight attendants, and 212 passengers on board. All 230 people on board were killed, and the airplane was destroyed. The crime scene was underwater, under sea water. And prior to any knowledge of explosives on-board, the FBI laboratory found, and had confirmed by Defense Evaluation Research Administration (DERA), explosive residue consistent with C-4 on a piece of carpet. This was found prior to any knowledge by the FAA or NTSB that a dog training program had occurred on that aircraft in the exact location that the dog handlers had said they had placed the explosive, C-4. A short circuit outside of the center wing fuel tank that was transferred into the tank through electrical wiring or was it a terrorist shoe bomber with C-4 explosives seating above the wing, or terrorist stowaway hiding in the wheel well of the landing gear with C-4, or U.S. military accident caused by strong RF energy aimed at the jet overloading its wiring, and/or a missile fired by the military but stopped by RF self destruct, or a shoulder fired missile by terrorist?
Whistleblower on Extensive TREASONOUS Briberies and Cover Up
Feds Aiding and Abetting Illegal Muslims
06 November 1998
TEXT: US GRAND JURY INDICTMENT AGAINST USAMA BIN LADEN
United States District Court
Southern District of New York
President Clinton's administration on December 14, 1998 [at least this news made it to the general public sooner possibly thwarting the enemies current attack plans] reported that Osama bin Laden may be planning a strike on Washington or New York after a US missile strike on his Afghan headquarters. US Attorney General Janet Reno organized an exercise at FBI headquarters in Washington on October 14, 1998 to plan for a possible terror attack by bin Laden. A bin Laden ring that had been planning an attack on the US embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan was broken up three months ago. US agencies were questioning whether they could have prevented the August 7, 1998 twin bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people including 12 Americans. In 1996, the CIA was planning to snatch bin Laden from a foreign country and bring him to trial in the United States, but he avoided travel to those countries. Intelligence officials discovered in 1993 that bin Laden was shopping for nuclear weapons but bin Laden agents scouring former Soviet republics for enriched uranium and weapons components were offered unusable low-grade reactor fuel or radioactive garbage.
A FBI memo titled "WEAPONS
OF MASS DESTRUCTION" dated May 18, 1998 notes the FBI's
chief pilot in Oklahoma City had "advised that he has
observed large numbers of Middle Eastern males receiving flight
training at Oklahoma airports in recent months." The pilot,
a FBI special agent, "states this is a recent phenomenon and
may be related to planned terrorist activity." The pilot
"speculates that light planes would be an ideal means of
spreading chemicals or biological agents," according to the
September 1999 a US government
report said, "Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al-Qaida's
Martyrdom Battalion could crash-land an aircraft packed with high
explosives (C-4 and semtex) into the Pentagon, the headquarters
of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or the White House."
Following the August 1998 cruise missile attack, at least one
Islamic religious leader called for Clinton's assassination, and
another stated that "the time is not far off" for when
the White House will be destroyed by a nuclear bomb. A horrendous
scenario consonant with al-Qaida's mindset would be its use of a
nuclear suitcase bomb against any number of targets in the
nation's capital. Bin Laden allegedly has already purchased a
number of nuclear suitcase bombs from the Chechen Mafia.
Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?
A Report Prepared under an Interagency Agreement by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
EgyptAir Flight 990
On 31 October 1999 an Egypt Air Boeing 767-300, registered SU-GAP departed New York-JFK for a flight (MS 990) to Cairo, Egypt. About 30 minutes after takeoff, the aircraft lost control and descended rapidly before breaking up and crashing 60 miles off Nantucket, MA killing all 217 occupants. Suicide pilot or a warning of what was to come?
Subject: Bush could have prevented 9/11 attack
From: Gerald C. Newton (email@example.com)
Subject: Re: Bush could have prevented 9/11 attack
Newsgroups: alt.current-events.clinton.whitewater, alt.politics, alt.politics.bush, alt.politics.democrats.d,
alt.politics.liberalism, alt.politics.republicans, alt.politics.usa.republican, alt.society.conservatism
Date: 2002-01-25 09:21:36 PST
"JD" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> ALOT of warnings were ignored by Clinton, and Bush
> assumed that Clintons' researchers weren't as incompetent
> as they were. Ignoring the warnings, sending out
> hissy fits instead of real military campaigns was
> indeed Clintons policy. He had 8yrs to develop a
> reasonable plan, but alas, Clinton had NO leadership
> abilities, and acted only as a figurehead to the wakko
> A leader can convince those who don't immediately
> agree with them. Clinton was NO leader.
Not so. If you had read all the articles you would have learned that
Clinton kept two Los Angels Class submarines equipped with Tomahawk
missiles off the
coast of Pakistan at all times and he had the Predator drone (without
missiles - cause it could not carry then yet) searching for Osama bin Laden
for months. There was a six hour target window kept open to kill Osama
after and when he was sighted by the Predator. Also a C130 gunship was
based in one of the 'tan provinces (actual location is classified.) As soon
as Bush took office he removed the submarines, the Predator and the C130.
Bush and his
Administration had many other priorities and did not seriously address the
until after 9/11, and Bush and Cheney did not attend meetings about the
threats. Bush took a one month vacation at his ranch while the Director of
the CIA warned the Administration time and again about possible terrorists
attacks. In June of 2001 the Predator was equipped with a hellfire missile
and tested on a replica of Osama's house in Nevada. But Bush did not order
this specially developed weapon to Afghanistan until after the 9/11 attacks.
From what I have learned by reading the articles and listening to the
reporter on NPR on 1/23/02 Bush and his team screwed up big time.
And this leaves out FBI investigator, John O'
Neill, that resigned two weeks before 9/11 because his investigation into
Osama was thwarted by the Bush administration.
A Strategy's Cautious
Before Sept. 11, the Bush Anti-Terror Effort Was Mostly Ambition By Barton Gellman
Warning Signs Government
Missed Trail of Messages Before the Attacks By Deborah Amos
America's failure during the Clinton administration to retaliate massively after past al-Qaeda attacks against U.S. military barracks, battleships and embassies tempted bin Laden to go after ever more outrageous targetsand finally the World Trade Center.
Another clue to Sept. 11 came in 2000 when the CIA was watching two of the Sept. 11 hijackers at an al-Qaida meeting more than a year before the attacks, but failed to notify the FBI or the Immigration and Naturalization Service of their activities. A radical Indonesian cleric, Riduan Isamuddin who was living in Malaysia, was suspected of having deep ties to al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations. The cleric, who goes by the name Hambali, was under surveillance in January 2000 when he met with two future Sept. 11 hijackers Saudi nationals Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian authorities have said. The investigation into Hambali also linked the cleric to another alleged Sept. 11 player, Zacarias Moussaoui, who was arrested on a visa violation in August 2001 after raising suspicions during flight training in Minnesota. The FBI says it was not warned about Almihdhar until just weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks, but CIA officials said they notified the FBI in January 2000 that he attended a meeting of suspected terrorists in Malaysia.
Sept. 11 Lapses Echoed
The CIA first learned of two of the eventual Sept. 11 hijackers at a meeting in Malaysia in early 2000 but didn't alert domestic authorities to watch for them until three weeks before the attacks, U.S. officials acknowledged June 3, 2002. Malaysian authorities monitored the meeting, which was attended by Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi, two of the hijackers who flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, and passed on the information to the CIA. At the time, the significance and subject of the 2000 meeting were not clear, said a U.S. intelligence official, speaking on the condition of anonymity. But CIA informed FBI headquarters, as well as FBI agents in the CIA's counterterrorism center, that the meeting took place. But the names of Almihdhar and Alhazmi didn't make it onto a watch list used by the Immigration and Naturalization Service and State Department to deny entry into the United States until Aug. 23, when the two were already in the country, the official said. It's unclear when their identities were confirmed, and whether the FBI learned their names from the CIA. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., complained of "massive failures of intelligence at the CIA.'' He said CIA Director George Tenet "is in denial. But I believe he is totally wrong.'' Also at the January 2000 meeting in Malaysia was Tawfiq Attash Khallad, lately identified as one of the U.S. top 25 targets in the war on al-Qaida, the intelligence official said. The current status of Khallad is unclear. The meeting gained much greater significance at some point after the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen on Oct. 12, 2000. Investigators learned that Khallad was one of the masterminds of the plot, and his known associates including Almihdhar and Alhazmi suddenly took on new importance. But it's unclear if this new information was transferred to other authorities, such as the FBI, State Department and INS, until months later, the official said. These agencies remained unaware of the new significance given to Almihdhar and Alhazmi by the CIA. On Aug. 23, 2001, the CIA worried that a large al-Qaida operation was in the offing, put out an alert on Almihdhar and Alhazmi, adding them to a watch list. By that time, they already had entered the United States. At least one other al-Qaida operative now thought to be a potential Sept. 11 hijacker Ramzi Binalshibh was denied access to the United States before the attacks. He was not arrested or interrogated, and remains at large.
Suicide bombings are
nothing new for people such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Israel in
the past has shot down suspected terrorist suicide aircraft. May
26, 2001 -- Israel shot down a light plane it believed was on a
suicide mission from Lebanon.
Washington received a
threat on President Bush's life at the G8 summit in Genoa, Italy.
Osama bin Laden has threatened to assassinate U.S. President
George W. Bush at a G8 meeting in Italy, the head of Russia's
Federal Bodyguard Service has said. Italy closed Genoa's airspace
and mounted a short-range, anti-aircraft battery at the airport
during the July 2001 summit. Islamic extremists were said to be
planning to hit Bush in a suicide plane attack. There is amazing
mainstream media amnesia on this one.
German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) warned the CIA and Israel in June 2001 that Middle Eastern terrorists were "planning to hijack commercial aircraft to use as weapons to attack important symbols of American and Israeli culture." The BND warnings were also passed to the United Kingdom. German police, monitoring the phone calls of a jailed Iranian man, learned the man was telephoning U.S. intelligence agencies last summer to warn of an imminent attack on the World Trade Center in the week of Sept. 9. German officials confirmed the calls to the U.S. government for the story but refused to discuss additional details. No known denial by the BND of the accuracy of this story exists.
According to a Russian news story, the Russian intelligence warned the U.S. last summer 2001 that as many as 25 suicide pilots were training for suicide missions involving the crashing of airliners into important targets. In an TV interview Russian President Putin stated he had ordered Russian intelligence to warn the U.S. government "in the strongest possible terms" of imminent assaults on airports and government buildings before the attacks on Sept. 11. No credible information has emerged from any source indicating that Putin omitted the above information when issuing the warning.
News released [released
not until May 15, 2002 like it was a post 9/11 cover-up] that
President Bush's daily CIA intelligence briefings in August 2001
included a warning of the possibility that Osama bin Laden's al
Qaeda network would attempt to hijack a U.S.-based airliner. This
warning was not shared with the general public.
Press Briefing on May 16, 2002 by National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice:
Press Briefing on May 16, 2002 by White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer:
Why the government didn't know what it knew. by Seymour M. Hersh
New Policy: Only Defense Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld May Approve Fighter Jet Launch
CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT
CHIEFS OF STAFF
J-3 CJCSI 3610.01A
DISTRIBUTION: A, B, C, J, S 1 June 2001
AIRCRAFT PIRACY (HIJACKING) AND DESTRUCTION OF DERELICT
References: See Enclosure D.
1. Purpose. This instruction provides guidance to the Deputy Director
for Operations (DDO), National Military Command Center (NMCC), and
operational commanders in the event of an aircraft piracy (hijacking) or
request for destruction of derelict airborne objects.
a. Aircraft Piracy (Hijacking) of Civil and Military Aircraft. Pursuant
to references a and b, the Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), has exclusive responsibility to direct law enforcement activity
related to actual or attempted aircraft piracy (hijacking) in the special
aircraft jurisdiction of the United States. When requested by the
Administrator, Department of Defense will provide assistance to these
law enforcement efforts. Pursuant to reference c, the NMCC is the focal
point within Department of Defense for providing assistance. In the
event of a hijacking, the NMCC will be notified by the most expeditious
means by the FAA. The NMCC will, with the exception of immediate
responses as authorized by reference d, forward requests for DOD
assistance to the Secretary of Defense for approval.
AIRJET AIRLINE WORLD NEWS
-- AJN 23JUN2001 23:00 UTC
*** U.S. Airlines may be a terror risk over next 3 days
WASHINGTON - 23JUN2001 (AirlineBiz.Com) With U.S. Gulf forces already on high alert, the U.S. State Department is expected to issue a travel advisory shortly warning Americans traveling overseas to be on their guard. Videotapes allegedly show Osama bin Laden threatening to attack U.S. interests in the region. Indictments against 13 Saudi nationals and one Lebanese, charging them with killing 19 US servicemen at a military base in Saudi Arabia in 1996 appears to be the catalyst. With the announcement of the indictments, U.S. Attorney General Ashcroft noted how terrorists are targeting the United States. "Americans are a high-priority target for terrorists," he said. In recent years, U.S. citizens have found themselves the target of several attacks by the terror network of Osama bin Laden. One such attack involved a plot to destroy 12 U.S. airliners in Asia. A jury found Ramzi Ahmed Yousef the alleged mastermind of the scheme, and two other defendants, guilty on all counts. Yousef is also the alleged mastermind of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and is also linked to schemes to assassinate President Clinton and the Pope. Just prior to the attack of the Saudi military base, officials uncovered the plot to blow up 12 U.S. airliners on January 6, 1995 when a fire broke out in a Manila apartment. During the trial a Secret Service agent testified that Yousef boasted during his extradition flight to New York that he would have blown up several jumbo jets within a few weeks if his plan had not been discovered. The government said the defendants even devised a name for their airline terror plot named, "Project Bojinka." Tapes played in court showed the defendants talking about how much they enjoyed killing Americans. In a test run, a bomb was placed on a Philippine Air Lines 747 flight to Tokyo. It exploded, killing a Japanese passenger. The Arabic satellite television channel MBC has reported, "the next two weeks will witness a big surprise." A reporter of MBC said, "A severe blow is expected against U.S. and Israeli interests worldwide." MBC said the reporter met with Osama bin Laden two days ago in Afghanistan. "There is a major state of mobilization among the Osama bin Laden forces. It seems that there is a race of who will strike first. Will it be the United States or Osama bin Laden?" the correspondent said. June 25 is the fifth anniversary of the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers bombing which killed 19 U.S. servicemen. Bob Monetti, President of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 said, "I hope the airlines are watching this situation closely." Mr. Monetti, who lost his son Rick on Pan Am 103 is also a special advisor to the FAA on security related matters. Monetti is hopeful about the progress that has been made since the bombing of Pan Am 103. However, Monetti expressed serious concern about the abilities of the airlines to stop a terrorist organization from carrying out their plans as promised. Monetti noted that Osama bin Laden has had several terrorist targets over the years and not all of them have been military. "The airlines are at risk -- They need to take all appropriate measures and counter-measures to ensure the safety of their passengers," Monetti said.
Airline News Wire: http://AirlineBiz.com/wire [It now appears their website has removed all information and is now no longer on the Internet]
Two months [July 2001] before the September 11 suicide hijackings, the FBI sent intelligence to its terrorism experts in Washington and New York for analysis. FBI counterterrorism agents in Phoenix were investigation several Arab men seeking airport operations, security information and pilot training and recommended that the FBI begin alerting local agents when Middle Easterners sought visas for training at local aeronautical schools. The memo said FBI "Phoenix believes that the FBI should accumulate a listing of civil aviation universities/colleges around the country." "FBIHQ should discuss this matter with other elements of the U.S. intelligence community and task the community for any information that supports Phoenix's suspicions." The classified memorandum also cited Osama bin Laden by name and suggested that his followers could use the schools to train for terror operations. FBI critics on Capitol Hill responded. "This is one of several incidents that raise more questions about what the FBI knew of terrorist plans before Sept. 11, and about how the FBI handled the information," said Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-IA). Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) said the revelations "only underscore the need for a thorough and constructive congressional investigation of the facts." Filipino authorities alerted the FBI as early as 1995 that several Middle Eastern pilots were training at American flight schools and at least one had proposed hijacking a commercial jet and crashing it into federal buildings. One month before the suicide hijackings, FBI agents in Minnesota arrested a French citizen of Moroccan descent, Zacarias Moussaoui, after a flight school instructor became suspicious of his desire to learn to fly a commercial jet.
2001, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft was urged by his top
security experts not to fly aboard commercial flights. Neither
the FBI nor the Justice Department would identify what the threat
was, when it was detected, or who made it. The FBI had no further
comment. Janet Reno, Ashcroft's predecessor as attorney general
routinely flew aboard commercial flights. The secretaries of
State and Defense traditionally travel with extra security on
This is not a confirmed report. A CIA "immediate" secret message was addressed to the FBI, State Department's Intelligence and Research office, the Customs Department and the INS on Aug. 27, 2001 over a classified government computer network. It warned that two "Bin Laden related individuals" had entered the United States and that two other suspected terrorists should be barred from entering. The FBI failed to find two men whom later became suspected hijackers. The government uses four alert levels - routine, priority, immediate (means emergency) and flash (reserved only for serious events, such as war).
A Minneapolis flight instructor phoned the FBI last August to alert the agency that a terrorist might be taking lessons to fly a jumbo jet. It appears that the FBI and the FAA could have responded more vigorously, the school was clearly more alert than federal officials were. Moussaoui, the student, was arrested Aug. 16 and held on an immigration violation. The FBI checked Moussaoui's name with foreign intelligence agencies. The French intelligence service warned that he might have terrorist connections. FBI agents in Minneapolis finally obtained a warrant after the Sept. 11 attacks.
The 20th hijacker had been a suspect for years but he was ignored by intelligence agencies. Zacarias Moussaoui was arrested in Minnesota on an immigration violation nearly three weeks before the attacks on America after raising suspicions at a local flying school. The school reported him to the FBI. He was detained in August and was never properly investigated by the FBI despite repeated warnings from French intelligence that he was a member of al-Qaida.
A French secret service report communicated to the CIA on Sept. 7, 2001 warned of possible attacks, and that the order to act would come from Afghanistan.
U.S. intelligence overheard al-Qaeda operatives discussing a major pending terrorist attack in the weeks before Sept. 11 and had agents inside the terror group, according to U.S. officials. Two U.S. intelligence officials, paraphrasing highly classified intercepts, say they include such remarks as, ''Good things are coming,'' ''Watch the news'' and ''Tomorrow will be a great day for us.''
Newsweek journalists Evan Thomas and Mark Hosenball reported on September 24, 2001. 'On Sept. 10, NEWSWEEK has learned, a group of top Pentagon officials suddenly canceled travel plans for the next morning, apparently because of security concerns.' Newsweek removed the story from the Internet.
Lynn Wingate, who is on administrative leave from the FBI, and former FBI agent Jeffrey Royer are being charged in a stock trading racketeering conspiracy. Royer, who left the FBI in December 2001, faces charges that he possessed confidential FBI material both while he was an agent and after he left and passed it on to Amr I. Elgindy, a self-styled Wall Street short seller of stocks. The indictment also charges that when Royer left the FBI, he continued to access confidential FBI files through Wingate. Elgindy's attempt to liquidate the trust accounts of his children on Sept. 10 might "perhaps" mean he had "pre-knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks, and rather than report it he was attempting to profit from that information." Defense attorney Jeanne G. Knight scoffed at that suggestion and said it was an attempt by the prosecution to smear Elgindy, an U.S. citizen and native of Egypt, with "terrorist innuendoes."
Italian police intercepted phone conversations between Islamic militants that indicate Italy may have been used as a base for preparing the Sept. 11 attacks. In conversations conducted from August 2000 to February 2001, an Egyptian imam known as Es Sayed Abdelkader discusses a training camp in Italy for young militants and a possible attack on the United States. He fled from Italy two months before the attacks is considered by the United States to be the organizer of al-Qaida's cell in Milan. On Aug. 12, 2000, Es Sayed allegedly spoke to a Yemeni known as Abdulsalam Ali Abdulrahman, or Al Hilal, about a training camp for militants in Italy and an attack on the United States that appears to foreshadow Sept. 11. "Are there many young people at your training camp?" Al Hilal asked. "A few -- about 80," Es Sayed replied, before the two go on to discuss differences in airport security in Rome and the Yemen capital Sanaa. Later Al Hilal told Es Sayed: "You know that we are in a country full of enemies of God, but we are always mujahideen fighters ... We can conquer any power using sparks and airplanes. They can't stop us even with their greater weaponry. We just have to hit them and keep our heads high." The two then allegedly discussed the dangers of cloud cover and rain for an aerial attack and Al Hilal finished by saying, "There will be Jihad -- all the newspapers of the world will write about it." In a transcript of a January 2001 conversation there is discussion of false documents between the imam and a Tunisian who was later arrested in Milan by Italy's anti-terrorist police. The Tunisian asks: "Are they needed for our brothers who will go in the United States?" "Don't ever repeat these words!" the imam warns. The intercepted conversations were reportedly made from bugs in place where the men were located in addition to phone taps.
Nine hundred and Eleven Missing Pieces by Scott Lizama
Documents: FBI monitored
growth of Tampa terrorist cell
FBI agents monitored a group of Palestinian men in Florida for more than a decade and drew the connections between Middle East terrorists and the group of seemingly quiet academics through a web of money transfers, faxes and scanned mail, according to court documents released Dec. 18, 2003.
The blueprint for our
current foreign policy was being written back in 1992 by Defense
Secretary Dick Cheney (Vice President during 9/11) under
President George Bush (Bush senior). The Project for a New
American Century (PNAC) blueprint "Rebuilding America's
Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century"
published September 2000 states: "CREATING TOMORROWS
DOMINANT FORCE" - "Further,
the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary
change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and
catalyzing event like a new Pearl Harbor."
UK Minister: Bush Using 'Terror' Ruse To Dominate The World
While the World Trade Center ashes were still glowing, Bush and his aides told the public that they had no reason to suspect this type of horrific attack was about to occur. Yet, as the final report of the joint inquiry of the House and Senate intelligence committees notes, for years the intelligence community had collected information reporting that terrorist outfits, including al Qaeda, were interested in mounting 9/11-like attacks that is, hijacking airliners and crashing them into high-profile targets in the United States. U.S. intelligence services, the Pentagon, and the Federal Aviation Administration during the Clinton and Bush II years apparently did not take action in response to these reports. That was a systemic failure. Bush has never addressed it publicly, but if pressed he could blame the bureaucrats at the CIA, the Defense Department and the FAA for ignoring clear-and-present hints.
Bush is more vulnerable regarding warnings about al Qaeda that were sent to the White House during his first eight months in office. In May 2002, media reports revealed that the August 6, 2001, Presidents Daily Brief (PDB) had included material regarding Osama bin Ladens interest in hijacking airliners. That caused a brief controversy for Bush. And in September 2002, the House and Senate intelligence committees disclosed that an early July 2001 intelligence warning had noted, we believe that [bin Laden] will launch a significant terrorist attack against the U.S. and/or Israeli interests in coming weeks. The attack will be spectacular and designed to inflict mass casualties against U.S. facilities or interests. Attack preparations have been made. Attack will occur with little or no warning.
The questions are obvious. Was this dramatic July warning shared with Bush and his top advisers? If so, what did they do? And what did the August 6 PDB presented to Bush actually say? How did Bush react to it?
Such queries are not necessarily difficult to resolve. To fulfill its mission, the 9/11 commission ought to provide the answers. But the Bush administration, to date, has acted to stop such answers from reaching the public. When the August 6, 2001, briefing hit the headlines 18 months ago, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice pooh-poohed it and told reporters that the PDB had contained merely a general warning about al Qaeda. And when the House and Senate intelligence committees revealed the existence of the July 2001 warning, the Bush administration refused to allow the committees to say whether this warning had been passed to Bush and his national security advisers. It would only let the committee's report that the warning had been furnished to unnamed senior government officials.
With these actions, the White House blocked the public from learning what Bush had been told about the al Qaeda threat in the weeks before 9/11, and it hid information that could cause Americans to wonder if Bush might have not reacted to the warnings with sufficient vigor. But the preliminary evidence is that the White House has been protecting itself. According to the House and Senate intelligence committees final report on 9/11, the committees were told by an intelligence community representative that an August 2001 intelligence report included information that bin Laden wanted to conduct attacks in the United States, that al Qaeda members had been residing and traveling to the United States for years and had apparently maintained a support structure here, that bin Laden was interested in hijacking airliners (to trade for prisoners), that the FBI had discerned patterns of activity consistent with preparations for hijackings, and that bin Laden supporters were planning attacks in the United States with explosives.
That sure is different than a general warning about al Qaeda. Did this information appear in Bush's August 6, 2001, PDB? The committees are not in a position to say, but their staff has told reporters they strongly believe some if not all of this material was included in the PDB. That suggests that Rice misled the public about this briefing and that Bush had been presented with more than a routine warning about al Qaeda. And one Democratic senator on the committee told reporters (including me) that the July warning the one noting a spectacular attack loomed had indeed gone to senior White House officials and the president.
The current battle over Bush's PDBs is important. They can show what Bush knew before 9/11 about al Qaeda's designs. They can provide a foundation for evaluating finally whether he and the federal government acted responsibly and reasonably in the weeks and months before the attacks. Which is one reason why anyone with an inquiring mind should be suspicious of a deal that does not provide the commission unfettered access to these reports and that grants the White House the possible means to protect a serious but little-noticed cover-up.
Dec. 17, 2003 -- For the first time, the chairman of the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks is saying publicly that 9/11 could have and should have been prevented. "As you read the report, you're going to have a pretty clear idea what wasn't done and what should have been done," Thomas Kean said. "This was not something that had to happen." "There are people that, if I was doing the job, would certainly not be in the position they were in at that time because they failed. They simply failed," Kean said. Kean admits the commission also has more questions than answers. Asked whether we should at least know if people sitting in the decision-making spots on that critical day are still in those positions, Kean said, "Yes, the answer is yes." But he resisted pinning blame on either of the last two presidential teams.
There seems to be little
accountability and responsibility of those in our government who
have authority and get more than well paid for their failed
policies, wrong decisions, and bad restrictions before and after
the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That by itself is a threat to
America's national security and democracy.
Some questions at this link are inflammatory, some are just accusative, a few have been answered, and others are very good questions.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
Case No. 03-5273
9/11 Widow Mariani: Lawsuit against Bush announced (9/11 Cover-up)
9-11 Widow Request Writ to Dispose Saddam in RICO Suit
http://www.justacitizen.com/ Sibel Edmonds, a Turkish-American, was hired as a translator by the FBI shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 because of her knowledge of Middle Eastern languages. While an FBI translator, Edmonds discovered poorly translated documents relevant to the 9-11 attacks and reported the shoddy work to her supervisors. She also expressed concerns about a co-worker who had previously worked for an organization under FBI surveillance and had a relationship with a foreign intelligence officer also under surveillance. In addition, Edmonds claimed that she was told to work slowly to give the appearance that the agency was overworked so it would receive a larger budget, despite a large backlog of documents that needed translating.
The evidence shows
President Bush was asleep, incompetent or indifferent, and the
horror of 9/11 happened because his administration did not act on
overwhelming intelligence. By Regis T. Sabol
George W. Bush's brother,
Marvin P. Bush, was on the board of directors of a company
providing electronic security for the World Trade Center, Dulles
International Airport and United Airlines, according to public
records. The company was backed by an investment firm, the Kuwait-American
Corp., also linked for years to the Bush family.
Bush-Linked Company Handled Security for the WTC, Dulles and United by Margie Burns
Salem bin Laden, who died
in a Texas aircraft accident in 1983, became George W. Bush, Sr.'s
business partner through James Bath, a close friend of the future
http://www.rense.com/general16/conn.htm source from the BBC
The FBI investigation and
the American media reports about the WTC hijackers are
contradictory from reports by overseas news.
April 13, 2002 -- A
Congresswoman pressed for investigation of the Bush
Administration surrounding September 11. The opposition was
strong and furious calling for her to be investigated and for
Capitol Hill to severe communications with her. The White House
dismissed her comments as a conspiracy theory.
Stewardess ID'd Hijackers Early, Transcripts Show by Gail Sheehy
Former German Defense
Minister Confirms CIA Involvement in 9/11:
Alex Jones Interviews Andreas Von Buelow
Beside Condi, Who Else Had
Foreknowledge Of 911? By Danny Goldberg
PROOF: U.S. GOVERNMENT
KNEW OF SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS;
SENT F.E.M.A. SEARCH & RESCUE TEAMS TO NYC THE NIGHT BEFORE ATTACKS OCCURRED!
By: Hal Turner
The USA - Usurpers Siege
of America By Martyn Mitchell
A recalcitrant Bush
administration forces the 9/11 Commission to poke into Washington
Post reporter Bob Woodward's notebook.
September 11 And Operation Condor From Mike Nelson
U.S. Companies Hired to
Train Foreign Armies By Esther Schrader
In the days after the Sept.
11 attacks, the Bush administration said there was no specific
evidence beforehand that would have uncovered the terrorist plot.
Sept. 14, 2001, FBI Director Robert Mueller:
"The fact that there were a number of individuals that happened to have received training at flight schools here is news, quite obviously. If we had understood that to be the case, we would have, perhaps one could have, averted this."
Feb. 6, 2002, CIA Director George Tenet, testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee:
"Is there a piece of information out there, sir, that nobody saw? That's not the case. In fact, in July and August, when we saw the operational tempo around the world go down overseas, it was very clear that what had been planned had been delayed. It was very clear in our own minds that this country was a target. ... We wrote about it, we talked about it, we warned about it." At the time, the public was unaware of the extent of the information that was in the CIA's files starting in January 2000 about two of the hijackers.
May 21, Minneapolis FBI agent Coleen Rowley, criticizing FBI headquarters for hindering the Moussaoui investigation before Sept. 11:
"The Minneapolis agents who responded to the call about Moussaoui's flight training identified him as a terrorist threat from a very early point. ... Within days of Moussaoui's arrest, ... the French Intelligence Service confirmed his affiliations with radical fundamentalist Islamic groups and activities connected to Osama bin Laden."
The Sept. 11 panel,
formally known as the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
Upon the United States, was established by Congress to study the
nation's preparedness before the attacks and its response
afterward, and to recommend ways to guard against similar
Commission members have complained that their work repeatedly has been delayed because of disputes with the administration over access to documents and witnesses. Last month, the panel asked Congress to give it two additional months to finish its work, with a July 26, 2004 deadline. After opposing an extension, President Bush last week reversed course and said he supported it.
The dispute over documents also comes amid growing complaints of alleged politicization on the commission. A July deadline would mean the report would be released one month before the Republican National Convention in New York, the site of the World Trade Center collapse.
Family members of the Sept. 11 victims, who are seeking a January 2005 deadline to limit the influence of election-year politics, criticized the agreement to release edited summaries.
"It sends a dangerous signal to all future presidents if 3,000 people die on your watch, you can still stonewall, prevent a full investigation and escape any accountability or responsibility," said Kristen Breitweiser of New Jersey, a member of the Sept. 11 commission's Family Steering Committee. Her husband Ronald died in the World Trade Center.
The commission previously has issued three subpoenas to force disclosure of documents, and it was under a subpoena threat that the White House last fall agreed to access to the daily briefings. The panel also has subpoenaed the Defense Department, the Federal Aviation Administration and New York City.
Check Richard Clarke's testimony!
http://www.peterlance.com/ He has enough evidence to prove
obstruction of justice occurred before 9/11 at least in the U.S.
District Court for the Southern District of New York!
The shocking story of the FBI's bungled pre-9/11 battle against terrorism, as told through the stories of three people on the frontlines: the world's most dangerous terrorist, and two Americans who tried in vain to stop him.
His long list of missed
opportunities by U.S. intelligence officials that takes your
breath away. "Could we have stopped what happened on 9/11?"
asked the author and investigative reporter. "The answer is
June 10, 2005
Report Shows FBI Misses Sept. 11 Chances
A sobering inside look at pre-Sept. 11 intelligence operations by the Justice Department's inspector general chronicles showed in some instances in hour-to-hour detail of how the FBI missed at least five opportunities to uncover vital information that might have led agents to the hijackers. "The way the FBI handled these matters was a significant failure that hindered the FBI's chances of being able to detect and prevent the Sept. 11 attacks," Inspector General Glenn Fine said in a newly released report. An FBI agent suggested to the chain of command two months before the attacks that there was a coordinated effort by Osama bin Laden to send students to the United States to study ways to take down U.S. aircraft. Failure to fully heed the agent's theory was indicative of an agency that failed to accord strategic analysis the attention it deserved, the report said. Even when the bureau had hard information shortly before the attacks about the presence in the United States of eventual hijackers Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar, "the FBI's investigation then was conducted without much urgency or priority," the report concluded. According to the report, CIA employees and four FBI agents assigned to the CIA's bin Laden unit on Jan. 5, 2000, accessed incoming cables containing a substantial amount of information about Mihdhar, including that he was traveling and that he had a U.S. visa. Ten days later, Mihdhar and Hazmi were in Los Angeles. All of the CIA and FBI personnel who were involved in the matter now say they remember nothing about the document that wasn't sent. The document is called a Central Intelligence Report, or CIR. "When we interviewed all of the individuals involved with the CIR, they asserted that they recalled nothing about it," the report stated. Mihdhar came under CIA scrutiny because the National Security Agency had picked up communications that al-Qaida operatives were planning travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Mihdhar showed up at the meetings. Once in the United States, Mihdhar and Hazmi lived openly in San Diego and "should have drawn some scrutiny from the FBI," the report said.
August 10, 2005
From 1998 to 2001, Army Intelligence and Special Operations Command spearheaded an effort called Able Danger that was intended to map out al Qaeda. According to individuals that were part of the project, Able Danger identified Mohammed Atta as a terrorist threat before 9/11. The 9-11 Commission staff claim that it was never given access to any information on Able Danger. But a U.S. Congressman claims the 9-11 Commission staff received not one but two briefings on Able Danger from former team members, yet did not pursue the matter. Questions remain to be answered. What lawyers in the Department of Defense made the decision in late 2000 not to pass the information from Able Danger to the FBI? Why did the 9-11 Commission staff not find it necessary to pass this information to the Commissioners, and why did the 9-11 Commission staff not request full documentation of Able Danger from the team member that volunteered the information?
In the wake of 9/11,
during the Citizens' Commission hearings in New York, Indira
Singh, a consultant who had worked on a Defense Advanced Research
Project, pointed to Ptech and MITRE Corp. being involved in
computer "interoperability issues" between the FAA and
September 11, 2001
American 11 hits the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. with 92 people on board.
United 175 hits the south tower of the World Trade Center at 9:02 a.m. Two pilots, seven flight attendants and 56 passengers were on board.
American 77 crashes into the Pentagon about 9:38 a.m. with 64 people aboard.
United 93 crashed in rural southwest Pennsylvania with 45 people on board about 10:03 a.m. or 10:06 a.m.
NORAD standdown - Vice
President Dick Cheney main suspect
American Airlines Flight
587 crashed shortly after liftoff from JFK Airport into the New
York borough of Queens on 12 November 2001, killing 265 people.
Was it due to mechanical failure or terrorism due to a small bomb
near the tail or sabotage?
Bush "was warned on Aug. 6, 2001, of an attack by Al Qaeda. 'Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US,' said the intelligence community in a message so important that it was the headline of the President's daily briefing that day, five weeks before the attacks," said former Vice President Al Gore.
"Didn't he see that clear warning?" asks Gore. "Why were no questions asked, meetings called, evidence marshaled, clarifications sought?"
As for Bush's slow response to Hurricane Katrina, "Once again an urgent warning was ignored. The videotapes of one session make clear that the President heard the warnings but, again, asked not a single question."
In June 2006 researchers,
journalists, media personalites, and average
folks came together from all over the
USA to gather in Los Angeles to invite the
rest of the world to examine the facts of 9/11.
Through powerful & insightful presentations
from prominent guest speakers & riveting
documentary screenings we examined
the Neo-Con Agenda and 9/11 as the pretext
for the brutal on-going war in Iraq as well
as the establishment's future plans.
More 911 stories at counter2.htm
George Bush promised to
bring honor and integrity back to the White House. Instead, he
got rid of accountability.
:) George W. Bush Resume For Re-Election
http://www.misleader.org/daily_mislead/archive.asp?more=true A Daily Chronicle of Bush Administration Distortion
George Soros, one of the
world's richest men, has a new project: defeating President Bush.
He believes that ending this presidency's "supremacist ideology" has become a "matter of life and death" for the planet's future. "This Orwellian truth machine really does remind you of the conditions that Orwell was drawing from, mainly the Nazi and Soviet truth machines, with one tremendously significant difference - that in the Soviet and Nazi case, the state party apparatus absolutely controlled the media and all the sources of information totally. "In the United States today you do have a pluralistic, free media. Never-the-less the truth machine is capable of manufacturing truth.
"I do think the open society and democracy is now in danger because the ultimate guarantor of an open society is a well-informed electorate that has a commitment to or values the truth." "We now have a largely or partially misinformed electorate. But more to the point is that people are not concerned about the truth. In America, success counts more than the truth."
Billionaire fund manager George Soros, who plans to spend millions of dollars to try to prevent George W. Bush from being re-elected in November 2004, said the U.S. president was pursuing an undesirable dream of American supremacy.
The financier and philanthropist likened the Bush administration's international policies to George Orwell's Animal Farm. In that book the farm animals are all equal but the powerful pigs take charge and change the rules to justify their behavior.
Soros said Bush "used the war on terror as a pretext to pursue a dream of American supremacy that is neither attainable or desirable."
"If we re-elect Bush in 2004 we endorse the Bush doctrine and we will have to live with the consequences," he added.
Indonesia the World's
Largest Muslim Democracy
How can you have democracy in Iraq while Saudi Arabia has no democracy? If you have democracy in Saudi Arabia, would that allow terrorists to overtake Saudi Arabia?
Arab states are largely
squalid, corrupt, brutal dictatorships. No surprise there. We
created most of these dictators.
The Fantasy Of Democracy In An Arab State By Robert Fisk
How much democracy is in
GCHQ worker Katharine Gun
faces jail for exposing American corruption in the run-up to war
Former U.S. weapons
inspector David Kay is advising President Bush to acknowledge he
was wrong about hidden storehouses of weapons in Iraq and move
ahead with overhauling the intelligence process.
Kay said the "serious burden of evidence" suggests Saddam Hussein did not have caches of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons at the beginning of the Iraqi war, but was seriously engaged in developing missiles.
Kay has said repeatedly that U.S. intelligence was wrong in claiming that Saddam had stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons and advanced nuclear weapons programs. Those programs were the main justification for the Iraq war.
Bush In Cabinet Meetings: 'A Blind
Man In Room Of Deaf People' by Dow Jones Newswires
There Is A Cancer On The Presidency By Alan Bisbort
Revealed - Bush Planned To Invade Iraq 9 Mos Before 911
Paul O'Neill on the Bush tax cut: 'I would not have done it' By Steve Massey and Christopher Snowbeck
White House urged to order staffers to cooperate with CIA leak probe By Mike Nartker
Bush Wants Entire 911 Case Kept Secret By Gina Holland
Who Do Intelligence Snoops Serve? by Strappado Wrack
Paul O'Neill, President Bush's Treasury secretary in the first two years of his presidency, says the Bush administration was planning to invade Iraq long before the Sept. 11 attacks and used questionable intelligence to justify the war.
In wide-ranging interviews with the CBS program 60 Minutes and Time magazine, O'Neill said Bush and a number of top advisers began planning to get rid of Saddam Hussein soon after the 2000 election. As early as January 2001, they began looking for ways to justify an invasion, O'Neill said.
"From the very beginning, there was a conviction that Saddam Hussein is a bad person and that he needed to go," O'Neill told 60 Minutes. "From the very first instance, it was about Iraq. It was about what we can do to change this regime."
In the interviews, O'Neill was critical of Bush's leadership skills. He said Bush is too secretive and has saddled the economy with crippling long-term debt.
Bush fired O'Neill in December 2002 after clashing with the Treasury secretary over economic issues, including Bush's $1.7 trillion in tax cuts. O'Neill is the principal source for a new book about the Bush administration, The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House and the Education of Paul O'Neill by former Wall Street Journal reporter Ron Suskind.
In the book, Suskind used materials provided by O'Neill to show that Bush administration officials targeted Saddam immediately after the election. Interviewed in the Jan. 19 (2004) edition of Time, O'Neill said the White House overstated the threat posed by Iraq.
"In the 23 months I was there, I never saw anything that I would characterize as evidence of weapons of mass destruction. ... I never saw anything in the intelligence that I would characterize as real evidence."
Suskind, also interviewed on 60 Minutes, said the Bush administration had already begun planning for an invasion of Iraq in January 2001 - eight months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington. The planning, Suskind said, involved discussions of war crimes tribunals, peacekeeping troops and questions about how to divide Iraq's oil wealth.
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said O'Neill's comments show that the administration deceived the public about its reasons for going to war in Iraq. "It would mean they were dead-set on going to war alone since almost the day they took office and deliberately lied to the American people, Congress and the world," Kerry said.
In Suskind's book, O'Neill described the president leading Cabinet meetings "like a blind man in a room full of deaf people."
The Bush administration on Jan. 12 (2004) called for an investigation focused on Paul O'Neill after apparently classified documents were aired in a television interview in which the former US Treasury secretary lambasted the leadership of George W. Bush.
The Treasury asked the Inspector-General's office to undertake an investigation into how government documents branded "secret" came to be screened on CBS television as part of a 60 Minutes interview with Mr. O'Neill.
Mr. O'Neill also supplied a file of thousands of pages of documents - including a Pentagon memo outlining foreign commercial interests in Iraqi oilfields - to Mr. Suskind to help him write the book.
Treasury officials said that former government officers were allowed to take some personal documents with them when they left office, such as personal correspondence and speeches, but classified material should not be in his possession.
The Treasury said it requested the investigation following the screening of a document branded "secret" as part of the interview with Mr. O'Neill. Another administration official said it was understood that the Inspector General's office had already been looking into the use of apparently classified documents in the book.
But the launch of the investigation will reinforce the perceptions of the Bush White House as a vindictive operation when it feels its trust is betrayed.
Bush administration officials were reported to have leaked the identity of Valerie Plame, a CIA agent, after her husband, Joseph Wilson, a former ambassador, criticized Mr. Bush for exaggerating the Iraq threat by releasing false information about Baghdad's efforts to obtain nuclear material from Niger.
Interviewed on the NBC "Today" show, O'Neill said after resigning in December 2002, he asked the Treasury Department's chief legal counsel to allow him "to have the documents that are OK for me to have."
The legal counsel's office "sent me a couple CDs, which I never opened," O'Neill said. He said he then gave them to Ron Suskind, the book's author.
He also pointed out what "60 Minutes" showed was a cover sheet from the document, and not any secret material itself.
O'Neill, who was fired by Bush because he opposed another round of tax cuts, is quoted in the book as saying he was surprised by how focused the president was on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq from the start of his administration.
The U.S. Department of Justice refused to come clean about what it did to Florida resident Mohamed Kamel Bellahouel.
Bellahouel's case was revealed by mistake when it was listed on an appeals court calendar last March. Subsequent court papers show the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta heard arguments behind closed doors and rejected his habeas petition in a sealed decision in an unusually short 27 days.
Bellahouel came under FBI scrutiny because hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al Shehhi dined where he worked as a waiter in South Florida in the weeks before the 2001 Sept. 11 attacks.
On Jan. 5 (2004), at the direction of the U.S. Supreme Court, Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson responded to the Algerian native's appeal. Bellahouel has asked the high court to review whether the government or the lower courts acted improperly by secretly imprisoning him for five months without criminal charges and keeping his habeas corpus case completely sealed and off the public court dockets.
But Olson's response -- like everything else the government and the federal courts have done in the case since it started two years ago in U.S. District Court in Miami -- was filed under seal. "This matter pertains to information that is required to be kept under seal," Olson wrote in a one-paragraph statement filed with the government's sealed response.
That new layer of government secrecy was applied just as Bellahouel's case, first disclosed by the Miami Daily Business Review last March, prompted a legal response from a broad range of national media and legal groups. A coalition of 23 organizations, including The New York Times and the Daily Business Review's parent company, American Lawyer Media, filed papers with the high court seeking to intervene as parties in the case in order to gain access to all unclassified information.
"A free and open society cannot tolerate hiding federal court proceedings from public view," said Lucy A. Dalglish, executive director of the Arlington, Va.-based Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. "By participating in this case, the media aim to ensure that the proper balance is drawn between secrecy in the name of national security and the public's right to know."
The Reporters Committee assembled the coalition, which is represented by Thomas C. Goldstein of Washington, D.C.'s Goldstein & Howe. Coalition members include The Washington Post, Gannett Co., Knight Ridder, the Hearst Corp., ABC, CNN, the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Bellahouel was one of about 1,200 Arab men who were detained in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Deerfield Beach, Fla., resident came to the attention of FBI agents, who found that two Sept. 11 hijackers, Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi, were customers at a Delray Beach, Fla., restaurant where Bellahouel worked.
Bellahouel, who is married to a U.S.-born woman, was held at the Krome Detention Center in southern Miami-Dade County from October 2001 until March 2002. Authorities apparently concluded he was not a threat, and he was allowed to post a $10,000 bond during his appeal of the only charge against him -- overstaying his student visa. That immigration case is pending.
While Bellahouel was in custody, the Federal Public Defender's Office in Miami filed a civil case on his behalf seeking a writ of habeas corpus. That case -- which proceeded in total secrecy until last March, when the Daily Business Review first reported on it -- has now reached the U.S. Supreme Court in largely secret form. The style of the case, 03-6747, is M.K.B. v. Warden.
In Solicitor General Olson's terse public reply to Bellahouel's petition for review, he chose to maintain the heavy blanket of secrecy that has characterized the case since its inception. Olson's approach differs from the one taken by Paul M. Rashkind, the appeals chief of the Federal Public Defender's office in Miami.
Over the summer, Rashkind filed a redacted appeals petition at the Supreme Court making some case information public while still complying with gag orders issued by U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck of the Southern District of Florida and upheld by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Bellahouel's petition attacked the lower court sealing orders, calling them "improper." The petition noted "habeas corpus proceedings are historically, and by court rule, open to the public."
The petition said that the district court and the 11th Circuit decided on their own to seal the case, because neither the government nor Bellahouel requested it. "That decision was apparently made ... without input from the parties and without the articulated judicial findings required by the court's jurisprudence," Rashkind wrote.
Rashkind argued that courts aren't supposed to close access to such cases unless a "compelling government interest" is at stake. And judges who deny access must explain themselves in an order.
Rashkind argued that the failure to issue an order justifying the sealing was legally unsupportable. "The district court's failure to give notice, hold a hearing, and to make articulated findings is an abuse of discretion and reversible error. The same is true of the court of appeals' secrecy," the petition says.
The justices have not decided whether to accept the case.
Gregg Leslie, legal defense director for the Arlington, Va.-based Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, called the government's decision to respond under seal "shocking" and unnecessary.
"If for nothing but public relations reasons, I would have thought they'd have made the effort to come up with as much of a public document as they could have to show they would be as open as possible," Leslie said.
In early November, the Reporters Committee filed a friend-of-the-court brief that urged the Supreme Court to accept Bellahouel's case for review in order to decide whether extreme secrecy -- including a sealed docket -- violated the First Amendment.
Later, following consultations with First Amendment lawyers around the country, the group decided to take a stronger stance. It recruited other media and legal organizations to mount a rare attempt to intervene in the case. Such intervenor status would allow greater access to information about the case.
The reporters group, on behalf of 23 news media and immigration organizations, urged the court to open the records of Bellahouel. In the Supreme Court's public records, he is identified only as M.K.B.
The other coalition members are the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Radio-Television News Directors Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, Military Reporters and Editors Inc., the National Federation of Press Women, the National Newspaper Association, the National Press Club, the Newspaper Association of America, the Newspaper Guild-CWA, and the People for the American Way Foundation.
The Justice Department occasionally seeks and judges occasionally order secret hearings, but the bulk of any case remains open. Judges keep some civil settlements confidential if both sides agree. But the appeals indicate court secrecy has been taken to new levels.
"One of the purposes of having an open court system is a check on the government in two ways. One is mistreatment of defendants. The other is excessive coziness with defendants," said First Amendment expert Floyd Abrams. "There's almost a Stalinist quality to this."
"When you get to the point where you have people convicted and sentenced and are sitting in a federal prison for multiple years and there is no record of how they got there, it's obvious to me things have gone way too far," said Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
No one outside the justice system knows how widespread the practice of so-called secret dockets is, and insiders aren't saying.
"We have secret arrests and we have secret trials and we have secret prisons and then we of course have secret police," said lawyer Frank Rubino. "It's getting closer and closer."
Solicitor General's public response:
The Supreme Court said Feb.
23, 2004; it will not hear a challenge to government secrecy in
the case of a former waiter who may have served some of the Sept.
The court did not comment in turning down an appeal over public and media access to sealed court documents in the case, which has been prosecuted in near total secrecy.
Greenpeace claims the Bush administration's irritation with the environmental group has mushroomed into a fundamental threat to dissent with a first-of-a-kind indictment of an advocacy group over a protest.
Federal prosecutors deny singling out Greenpeace and reject any First Amendment implications in their decision to enforce a law that hasn't been used since the 1800s. The nonprofit corporation is charged with illegally boarding a container ship carrying 70 tons of Amazon mahogany into the Port of Miami.
A judge plans to rule early this year on requests by Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups to throw out the case and disclose Justice Department records to determine why charges were filed.
"It's an incredible abuse of power, and this is nothing short of political retribution," said Sierra Club spokesman Eric Antebi. "We think this sets a horrible precedent for political intimidation of public interest groups."
Greenpeace has been bothersome for President Bush since shortly after his inauguration when members put up a banner near his Texas ranch calling him the "toxic Texan."
Six Greenpeace activists were arrested on federal misdemeanor charges after two of them boarded the 965-foot APL Jade more than three miles off Miami Beach on April 12, 2002. The boarders carried a banner reading "President Bush, Stop Illegal Logging" that the ship's crew kept them from unfolding.
The group's indictment came 15 months later on misdemeanor charges of illegal boarding and conspiracy.
Defending the prosecution in court, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Elliot insisted the group's vocal opposition to government policy "makes it no different from thousands of other political advocacy groups," he said.
And other groups are watching the case closely.
They say protesters accept their fate when they commit to nonviolent civil disobedience but note the federal government has never pursued the groups themselves on criminal charges. Not the Ku Klux Klan, not Operation Rescue, not the NAACP and not the Communist Party in any way upheld by federal courts.
They trace the history of American dissent from another ship protest, the Boston Tea Party, to anti-slavery, suffragist, civil rights and anti-war work in their challenge to prosecution.
"Greenpeace is an advocacy group. It is important that they be as free as possible to engage in their advocacy," said First Amendment expert Floyd Abrams. "The decision to indict Greenpeace seems to me to be constitutionally insensitive."
Todd Gaziano, director of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, said there should by no broad pronouncements against prosecuting organizations.
"Political advocacy ought not to insulate them if they really are encouraging criminal conduct," he said. "You have to look at the organization as a whole. That said, I'm going to have to be sympathetic with Greenpeace to a certain degree."
Greenpeace claims its protest called attention to the crime of illegal big leaf mahogany logging in the Brazilian Amazon and the Bush administration's failure to enforce an import ban in an international environmental treaty.
"Instead of prosecuting the smugglers, the Justice Department decided to brand Greenpeace a criminal operation," Greenpeace's attorney wrote in court papers.
In contrast, Brazilian government teams used a Greenpeace ship as their base for raiding illegal logging operations and seizing $7 million worth of felled mahogany after suspending logging in October 2001.
Greenpeace contends roads built by mahogany loggers are the root cause of Amazon deforestation. A FBI report said the Jade activists wore shorts emblazoned with the words "Greenpeace illegal forest crime unit."
The law used to prosecute Greenpeace poses questions all its own. It was written to keep boarding houses from pitching bunks, harlots and strong drink to inbound sailors "about to" dock.
When the prosecutor mentioned "sailor mongering" during arguments, a veteran court reporter making a transcript of the hearing interrupted to ask, "What kind of mongering?"
Greenpeace maintains a ship moving at 10 mph three miles at sea isn't covered by the law's "about to" requirement. The prosecutor retorted that an 1890 conviction was based on a boarding at the mouth of Oregon's Columbia River 50 miles from its dock in Portland. In the only other conviction on record, a New York judge who examined the law the year it was enacted called its language "inartistic and obscure."
One of the reasons Greenpeace is fighting so hard is the potential punishment: a $20,000 fine and five years probation. The group, which accepts no money from public agencies or corporations, would be pinched by the fine but believes the same government prosecuting it would yank its tax-exempt status if it won a conviction. Based on sentencing conditions, probation also could open Greenpeace finances, operations, support and membership to government inspection.
"For an advocacy organization dedicated to passionate dissent, that could be a crippling inhibition," attorney Richard Grosso wrote in friend-of-the-court papers for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
A report published by the Army War College calls the Bush administration's war on terrorism unfocused and says the invasion of Iraq was "a strategic error." The essay concludes with several recommendations. Some are fairly noncontroversial, such as increasing the size of the Army and Marines Corps, a position that appears to be gathering support in Congress. But he also says the United States should scale back its ambitions in Iraq, and be prepared to settle for a "friendly autocracy" there rather than a genuine democracy.
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Privacy calls for amendment of Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act.
Northwest Airlines provided information on millions of passengers for a secret U.S. government air security project soon after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, raising fresh concerns among some privacy advocates about the airlines' use of confidential consumer data.
The nation's fourth-largest carrier publicly asserted in September that it "did not provide that type of information to anyone." But Northwest acknowledged it had already turned over three months of reservation data to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Ames Research Center by that point.
Northwest is the second carrier to have been identified as secretly passing travelers' records to the government. The airline industry has publicly said it would not cooperate in development of a new government computer passenger screening program because of concerns the project would infringe on customer privacy. But the participation of two airlines in separate programs underscores the industry's clandestine role in government security initiatives.
In September 2003, JetBlue admitted that it turned over passenger records to a defense contractor and apologized to its customers for doing so. Northwest said in a statement Jan. 16 (2004) that it participated in the NASA program after the 2001 terrorist attacks. The carrier declined to say how many passengers' records were shared with NASA from the period offered October to December 2001. More than 10.9 million passengers traveled on Northwest flights during that time, according to the Department of Transportation.
NASA documents show that
NASA kept Northwest's so-called "passenger name records"
until September 2003. Such
records typically include passenger credit card numbers, addresses and telephone numbers.
NASA said it used the information to investigate whether "data mining" of the records could improve threat assessments of passengers.
The Northwest and NASA documents were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a non-profit organization that advocates privacy rights and open government. The organization, which provided the documents to the Washington Post, said it plans to take legal action this week in an effort to force the government to disclose more information about NASA's secret security project and to investigate the airline's actions.
"We strongly believe aviation security programs should be developed publicly," said David L. Sobel, general counsel for the Electronic Privacy group. "While the airline in this case might have thought the action appropriate, the public at large sees it as a serious violation of personal privacy."
Northwest's data sharing might also have implications in Europe, where European Union officials have balked at providing European passenger data to the TSA as part of the agency's computer passenger screening program, known as CAPPS II. The European Union has said that turning over passenger records to TSA for the CAPPS II program would violate EU privacy laws.
NASA officials did not seem concerned about potential privacy violations until last fall, when news about JetBlue's cooperation with the Pentagon surfaced.
An article in the following day's St. Paul Pioneer Press reported, "Northwest Airlines will not share customer information, as JetBlue Airways has, Northwest CEO Richard Anderson said in brief remarks after addressing the St. Paul Rotary. "The Electronic Privacy Information Center said it originally filed a Freedom of Information Act request in 2002 with the Transportation Security Administration as part of an effort to obtain details of development of CAPPS II. Surprisingly, TSA responded to the request by providing NASA documents that indicated NASA was involved with the "data mining" system with Northwest Airlines. The CAPPS II system, scheduled to debut this summer, seeks to identify all U.S. passengers using commercial databases and then rate the security risk of each passenger as red, yellow or green.
The Electronic Privacy group and other privacy activists have argued for years that CAPPS II is being developed under strict secrecy and they believe that plans disclosed so far appear to violate personal privacy.
The Northwest incident,
coupled with the JetBlue data sharing, provides Americans with
one more reason to be wary about CAPPS II. What this makes plain
is that we cannot believe the assurances we have received that
passenger data will only be used for limited purposes. It could
be used for other purposes.
Police in Florida are creating a counterterrorism database designed to give law enforcement agencies around the country a powerful new tool to analyze billions of records about both criminals and ordinary Americans. Organizers said the system, dubbed Matrix, enables investigators to find patterns and links among people and events faster than ever before, combining police records with commercially available collections of personal information about most American adults. The state-level program, aided by federal funding, is poised to expand across the nation at a time when Congress has been sharply critical of similar data-driven systems on the federal level, such as a Pentagon plan for global surveillance and an air-passenger-screening system.
The Florida system is another example of the ongoing post-Sept. 11 debate about the proper balance between national security and individual privacy. The Department of Homeland Security announced plans to launch a pilot law-enforcement data sharing network that will include Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. Some civil liberties groups fear Matrix will dramatically lower the threshold for government snooping because other systems don't allow searches of criminal and commercial records with such ease or speed. "It's going to make fishing expeditions so much more convenient," said Ari Schwartz, associate director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, a nonprofit that monitors privacy issues. "There's going to be a push to use it for many different kinds of purposes." A senior official overseeing the project acknowledged it could be intrusive and pledged to use it with restraint. "It's scary. It could be abused. I mean, I can call up everything about you, your pictures and pictures of your neighbors," said Phil Ramer, special agent in charge of statewide intelligence. "Our biggest problem now is everybody who hears about it wants it."
The Justice Department has provided $4 million to expand the Matrix program nationally and will provide the computer network for information sharing among the states, according to documents and interviews. The Department of Homeland Security has pledged $8 million, state officials said. At least 135 police agencies in the state have signed up for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement database service, which began operation more than a year ago. At least a dozen states -- including Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan -- said they want to add their records.
Seisint Inc., a Boca Raton, Fla. company, developed the Matrix system soon after the 2001 attacks. The Florida legislature just allocated $1.6 million to begin paying Seisint for its work.
Matrix was initially intended to track terrorists, as was the Terrorism Information Awareness project of the Pentagon. As more states pool their criminal and government files with Florida's, Matrix databases are expanding in size and power. Organizers hope to coax more states to join, touting its usefulness in everyday policing. It gives investigators access to personal data, like boat registrations and property deeds, without the government possibly violating the 1974 Privacy Act by owning the files. But California and Texas dropped out, citing, among other things, worries over housing sensitive files at Seisint. And a competing data vendor, ChoicePoint, decided not to bid on the project, saying it lacked adequate privacy safeguards.
Aspects of the project appear designed to steer around federal laws that bar the U.S. government from collecting routine data on Americans. For instance, the project is billed as a tool for state and local police, but organizers are considering giving access to the Central Intelligence Agency, said Phil Ramer, special agent in charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's intelligence office.
Initially 14 states signed up for Matrix, but the Matrix project coordinator at the institute for intergovernmental research, confirmed that number dropped to eight. Louisiana and Alabama were the most recent to pull out. Georgia's attorney general was still debating whether Georgia's own privacy laws allow it to share its drivers license data with matrix.
Florida officials have acknowledged that users of Matrix, which stands for Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange, can "monitor innocent citizens."
A Florida Department of Law Enforcement memo shows potential lapses in oversight. The memo says background checks on Seisint's Matrix workers took place more than a year into the program, and a privacy-policy governing the databases use has yet to be finalized.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement refused to show reporters the Matrix system. Law enforcement officers are also using the Datamaxx commercial system as part of a pilot project. Within seconds, Datamaxx hand held computers can find your social security number, address and former address. American Civil-Liberties Union attorney Larry Spalding questions why the FDLE will not show the press the Matrix system. "If they're just pulling public records they shouldn't be concerned. Since they're hiding it, it makes us wonder what else they're using the Matrix for."
A seven-state crime database launched with $12 million in federal funds is a more powerful threat to privacy than its organizers acknowledge, the American Civil Liberties Union alleged after obtaining documents relating to the program.
The law enforcement officials and private database company behind the Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange, or Matrix, contend it is merely an investigative tool that helps police quickly gather already-available information on suspects.
But the ACLU and other privacy advocates allege that the program too closely resembles a scrapped Pentagon program that aimed to mine a vast pool of data to spot patterns useful in terrorism investigations. Congress cut off funding last year for the so-called Total Information Awareness program after a privacy outcry.
A Freedom of Information Act request filed with Pennsylvania yielded several documents that the ACLU says clearly show the Matrix's data-mining abilities. Among them were minutes of a 2002-planning meeting that said the FBI, the Secret Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Drug Enforcement Agency helped craft data-mining software for Matrix.
That represents more federal involvement in the program than previously known, though the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security invested $12 million to get the system running.
The Pennsylvania documents include security and privacy policies that say Matrix is usable only in active criminal or intelligence investigations. Barry Steinhardt, director of the ACLU's technology and liberty program, calls those guidelines too broad and susceptible to abuse.
Clay Jester is the Matrix coordinator for the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, a nonprofit group helping to expand the project from its original implementation in Florida.
Matrix lets states share criminal, prison and vehicle information with each other and cross-reference it with up to 20 billion records in databases held by Seisint Inc. The Seisint records include people's property, boats and Internet domains, their address history, utility connections, bankruptcies, civil court history, liens, voter registration and business filings.
For now the project involves Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Utah, though not all those states are using the system yet. In all, about 450 law enforcement agents can access Matrix, Jester said.
Several other states explored the program before dropping out because of concerns about privacy or the long-term cost, including Alabama, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas.
Regulations expanding to
insurance, real estate, jewels
February 5, 2004
The real estate, insurance and jewelry industries are being targeted by federal regulators in the next round of rule-making in the financial pursuit of criminals and terrorists.
"This is new for folks, and we recognize that," William Fox, new director of the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, said at the ninth annual International Money Laundering Conference.
The agency issued notices last year to prepare the industries for regulations to come, and the department is telling everyone to expect something this year. Bankers and broker-dealers have been regulated for years.
Under the threat of financial penalties, banks have grown accustomed to filing millions of reports a year on large currency transactions and anything that looks suspicious. But the next round of rules are already met with wariness and outrage by the newly affected industries.
National associations for real estate agents, mortgage brokers and title companies voiced their objections after the Treasury Department announced its plans to write rules for the industry last April 2003.
William Langford, senior adviser to Treasury's general counsel, told the gathering, "Financial regulations for insurance companies need to come out pretty quickly."
Wholesale and retail dealers in precious metals, stones and jewels also have rules on the horizon. Regulators want to target crime profits that, very simply, can be sewn into the lining of a jacket.
The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network also has the power to expand regulations to pawnbrokers, travel agencies and car and plane dealers.
Fox, director of the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), said he worked for two years on terrorist financing after the 2001 terrorist attacks and before being named to head what is called FinCEN in December 2003.
Law enforcement uses the financial reports collected by Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to pursue crimes and terrorism, and the scope of the agency's work expanded under the Patriot Act.
Fox said he is committed to creating a searchable database available to law enforcement and expanding the FinCEN's analytical powers to identify suspicious areas.
While Saddam was Captured:
Stealth enactment of the "Patriot II" legislation
It appears we are witnessing a stealth enactment of the enormously unpopular "Patriot II" legislation that was first leaked several months ago. Perhaps the national outcry when a draft of the Patriot II act was leaked has led its supporters to enact it one piece at a time in secret. It is an expansion of Federal police powers.
President Bush signed legislation making it easier for FBI agents investigating terrorism to demand financial records from casinos, car dealerships and other businesses.
The changes were included in a bill authorizing 2004 intelligence programs. Most details of the bill are secret, including the total costs of the programs, which are estimated to be about $40 billion. That would be slightly more than Bush had requested.
Bush signed the bill on
Dec. 13, 2003, the White House announced.
The bill expands the number of businesses from which the FBI and other U.S. authorities conducting intelligence work can demand financial records without seeking court approval.
Under current law, "national security letters" can be issued to traditional financial institutions, such as banks and credit unions, to require them to turn over information. The bill expands the definition of financial institution to include other businesses that deal with large amounts of cash.
Supporters of the change say it will help authorities identify money laundering and other activities that fund terrorism. But some lawmakers and civil liberties advocates say the change does not provide enough safeguards to ensure that authorities will not violate the privacy of innocent people.
In other provisions, the bill:
_Creates a new intelligence office in the Treasury Department to improve coordination with intelligence agencies on fighting terrorist financing.
_Creates pilot programs to examine whether analysts from one agency should have access to raw data from another and to improve information sharing with state and local governments.
_Authorizes agencies to continue research on computerized terrorism surveillance projects formerly operated by the Defense Department. Those projects were widely criticized on civil liberties grounds, prompting Congress to remove them from the Pentagon.
The President Is Wrong The Patriot
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Bush Cabal Hides Patriot II Police State in HR2417
The FBI, unhindered by the restrictions of the past, will conduct many more searches and wiretaps that are subject to oversight by a secret intelligence court rather than regular criminal courts, officials said. Civil liberties groups and defense lawyers predict that more innocent people will be the targets of clandestine surveillance.
The new strategy -- launched in early summer and finalized in a classified directive issued to FBI field offices in October -- goes further than has been publicly discussed by FBI officials in the past and marks the final step in tearing down the legal wall that had separated criminal and intelligence investigations since the spying scandals of the 1970s, authorities said.
Senior FBI officials said the changes have already helped the bureau disrupt plans for at least four terrorist attacks overseas and uncover a terrorist sleeper cell in the United States, though they declined to provide details on those cases. The approach also has resulted in a notable surge in the number of counterterrorism investigations, a statistic that is classified but currently stands at more than 1,000 cases, officials said.
To civil libertarians and many defense lawyers, the changes pose a threat to the privacy and due-process rights of civilians because they essentially eliminate, rather than merely blur, the traditional boundaries separating criminal and intelligence investigations. As a result, these critics say, FBI agents and federal prosecutors will conduct many more searches and seizures in secret, as allowed under intelligence laws, rather than being constrained by the rules of traditional criminal warrants.
"By eliminating any distinction between criminal and intelligence classifications, it reduces the respect for the ordinary constitutional protections that people have," said Joshua L. Dratel, a New York lawyer who has filed legal briefs opposing government anti-terrorism policies. "It will result in a funneling of all cases into an intelligence mode. It's an end run around the Fourth Amendment," which protects citizens from unreasonable searches, he said.
The overhaul of the FBI's counterterrorism policies began earlier this year with a classified document called the Model Counterterrorism Investigations Strategy (MCIS), officials said. The strategy stems from a November 2002 decision by an intelligence appeals court, which ruled that the anti-terrorism USA Patriot Act permits intelligence investigators and criminal prosecutors to more easily share information about terrorism cases.
The MCIS and other rules effectively put that finding into practice by reworking the way terrorism cases are handled by the FBI, and by requiring that both criminal and intelligence investigators physically work as part of the same squads on terrorism investigations, officials said. FBI officials declined to release copies of the MCIS or a related Oct. 1 directive, citing national security restrictions, but agreed to describe the outlines of the process.
Under previous FBI protocols, terrorism probes could be opened along two separate tracks, one for the purposes of developing a criminal case and one for intelligence gathering. Each was labeled with separate classification numbers, which govern the way cases are tracked and budgeted within the FBI. Sharing between the two categories was sharply limited, overseen by legal mediators from the FBI and Justice Department, and subject to scrutiny by criminal courts and the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Under the new guidelines, all counterterrorism cases are opened under the same classification number, 315, and are handled from the outset like an intelligence or espionage investigation, officials said. The structure allows investigators to more easily use secret warrants and other methods that are overseen by the surveillance court and not available in traditional criminal probes, sources said.
All terrorism cases will also be formally run by the counterterrorism division at FBI headquarters in Washington, rather than by individual field offices, officials said.
Pistole said that focusing on intelligence gathering will improve the ability of the FBI to prevent, rather than just investigate, terrorist attacks. He and other FBI officials also said the new system will result in less emphasis on bringing criminal charges against suspects in favor of longer surveillance operations. When charges are eventually brought, however, prosecutors will be able to use information gathered through intelligence methods.
Ashcroft, FBI Director
Robert S. Mueller III and other officials argue that such changes
are necessary to transform the FBI from a reactive law
enforcement agency into one capable of detecting and thwarting
terrorist attacks before they occur. According to a study
released this week by Syracuse University's Transactional Records
Access Clearinghouse, Justice and the FBI have sharply increased
the number of terrorism cases they are pursuing since the 2001
attacks, although most of the 6,400 people referred to
prosecutors were never charged with a crime related to terrorism.
Several civil liberties advocates and defense lawyers said the new FBI rules appear to encourage agents to ignore constitutional concerns and to push the boundaries of what is allowed by recent court rulings. Ann Beeson, a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, said the system will encourage prosecutors to rely too heavily on evidence gathered by secret intelligence methods.
"They're going to use all their foreign intelligence tools, and then they're going to prosecute people using those tools," Beeson said. "They're putting this whole class of criminal cases outside the protection of the Fourth Amendment." Michael A. Vatis, a former Justice Department and FBI official, said the changes are necessary but acknowledged the risk that investigators could overreach. "The principal danger is what the old rules were designed to avoid: to make sure that the FBI wasn't using intelligence authorities when they were really just looking to bust bad guys," he said. "There does need to be good oversight to make sure these new rules are not abused."
A federal commission is
calling on President Bush to create an advisory board to assess
the impact on Americans' civil liberties of such anti-terrorism
moves as the Patriot Act. A panel should be convened to study
such issues, and should include both Republicans and Democrats,
as well as academics and officials from the private sector, it
said. According to advance reports, the commission was expressing
concern that the administration has failed to develop a
comprehensive, forward-looking strategy to combat terrorism more
than two years after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Our Impending Tyranny By Mr. E
President Bush said in his 2004 State of the Union Address, "Key provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire next year." (Applause.) .... "You need to renew the Patriot Act." (Applause.)
The Bush administration intensified its defense of the anti-terrorism Patriot Act, threatening to veto legislation in Congress that would scale back key provisions. The threat came a week after Bush, in his State of the Union address, urged Congress to reauthorize the Patriot Act before it expires in 2005.
Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said the veto threat shows that the Bush administration is on the defensive. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a key portion of the law, and 241 state and local governments also have gone on record opposing it.
"The attorney general's attack on the SAFE Act shows how out of step the Bush administration is with growing national concern over the Patriot Act," Romero said.
The SAFE Act, which has not yet had a hearing in either the House or Senate, was introduced last fall of 2003 by Sens. Larry Craig, R-Idaho; Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; and other lawmakers of both parties who say the Patriot Act has gone too far.
"Attorney General Ashcroft's response today is an unfortunate overreaction to a reasoned and measured effort to mend the Patriot Act," Durbin said Jan. 29, 2004. "I believe it is possible to combat terrorism and preserve our individual freedoms at the same time. "This legislation restores the necessary checks and balances to the system."
The bill would modify so-called "sneak and peek" search warrants that allow for indefinitely delayed notification when a person's property is searched, mandating such notice within a week's time. In addition, warrants for roving wiretaps used to monitor a suspect's multiple cell phones would have to make sure the target was positively identified and was present at the site being monitored before information could be collected.
The legislation also would
reinstate standards in place prior to passage of the Patriot Act
regarding library and other business records by forcing the FBI
to show it had reason to believe the person involved was a
suspected terrorist or spy. The measure would impose expiration
dates on nationwide search warrants and other Patriot Act terms,
providing for congressional review.
A federal judge in Los
Angeles on Jan. 23, 2004, has struck down as too vague part of
the Patriot Act that bars providing "expert advice and
assistance" to foreign terrorist groups -- marking the first
time a court has declared part of the law unconstitutional.
The written ruling by U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins came in a 2003 challenge to the Patriot Act by five organizations and two individuals who sought to support Kurds in Turkey and Tamils in Sri Lanka.
"The ruling is significant in that it strikes the statute down as being in violation of the Fifth and First Amendments," David Cole, a Georgetown University law professor who argued the case for the Humanitarian Law Project.
"It underscores what so many have said all along about the Patriot Act -- that Congress, in acting so hastily after 9-11, swept far too broadly and didn't pay significant attention to constitutional rights and liberties," he said.
A U.S. Department of Justice spokesman said in a written statement that attorneys there were reviewing the decision.
According to a European Union poll of more than 7,500 Europeans, more than half (some 52 per cent) placed the founding members of the so-called axis close to the top of their list of threats to the planet. Precisely the same number of Europeans said America was a threat to world peace, ranking the Bush administration alongside Kim Jong Ils tyranny in Pyongyang and the hard-line theocracy of Tehran.
In fact, the United States was only beaten into joint second place by a country that has never sponsored terrorist attacks on European soil. A staggering 59 per cent of this huge pollreleased this weekplaced Israel at the top of the list of world threats. That was 22 points ahead of Syria, 23 points ahead of Libya and Saudi Arabia, and 43 points ahead of Somalia.
The European poll shows this dispute has gone far beyond name-calling. What started out as a little overheated rhetoric has grown into a full-blown crisis that threatens U.S. policy across the world. And were not just talking about Iraq.
In Latin America, the warning signs about U.S. policy are lit up across the continent. In Bolivia, the pro-American president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada was toppled after a month of street protests and violent clashes. One of his biggest political weaknesses: his support for U.S. policy on energy and drugs. In Colombia, the ardently pro-American president Alvaro Uribe took a beating in the polls, leading to the election of a former communist as mayor of the capital Bogota. And in Brazil, President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva effectively torpedoed U.S. trade policy by forcing the collapse of the world trade talks in Cancun two months ago. As in Europe, political leaders in Latin America are finding it costly to support Washington while the critics of the Bush administration are prospering.
As in Americas backyard, anti-Bush feeling has gone far beyond a knee-jerk reaction to U.S. policy. It now feeds into domestic politics and has grown into one of the biggest obstacles to what Washington wants to do next.
The Bush administration runs the risk of a total collapse in political support in Europe.
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http://www.fpif.org/ Foreign Policy In Focus - http://www.presentdanger.org/
http://www.realisticforeignpolicy.org/ Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy
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THE SKULL AND BONES OF GEORGE BUSH AND JOHN KERRY By Jim Moore
Ronald Reagan repealed FCC's Fairness Doctrine in 1987, which was
originally enacted at the beginning of the radio age. Reagan
eliminated the equal time rule for political candidates,
eliminated the restrictions on commercial airtime, eliminated the
audio loudness controls for commercials and on and on. Then came
radio deregulation from the Telecommunications Act of 1996
created by Rep. Billy Tauzin (then Democrat later became
Republican) and Rep. Newt Gingrich (Republican) that was signed
into law by President Bill Clinton (Democrat) who would sign
anything into law. After all that, the wealthy neocon financiers
were able to take control of the American mind.
Talk radio on the AM radio band has become mainly onesided propaganda for Neocon Republicans. Talk radio on the FM radio band is more indecent. Talk radio on the shortwave radio band is more radical. Talk radio on the satellites and Internet is more diverse.
The only counter to
Republican propaganda on AM radio was Air America.
Remember the wise saying, "You cannot believe everything you read, hear, and see!"
But better than the mainstream corporate-controlled talkradio is alternative talkradio via free-to-air satellite receivers, shortwave radio receivers, or Internet audio players!
Some alternatives to mainstream talkradio are the GCN Radio Network, the TalkStar Radio Network, the RBN radio network, Nova M Radio, and many others.
Radio's Alex Jones v. the New World Order, a patriot that uses extreme
exaggeration to fight the evildoers in control and the
misinformation from neocon talkshow hosts! Agree or disagree this
site has lots of archived information in the fight "them
versus us" and "us versus them".
http://www.wwcr.com/ "Info Wars" host Alex Jones on WWCR Shortwave Radio!
http://xml.nfowars.net/Alex.rss download Alex Jones daily podcast
http://gofastmotorsports.com/globalstar.htm Free Satellite Radio and TV reception
http://www.thepowerhour.com/ [repeated on shortwave stations at several different times]
http://www.rense.com/ Jeff Rense, the best in alternative-media news, live and archived on the Internet
http://www.talkstarpodcast.com/ TalkStar Radio Network includes Chuck Harder.
http://www.chuckharder.com/ Chuck Harder is an advocate for consumer issues and the middle class.
http://www.goodpoliticsradio.com/?cat=2 Chuck Harder podcast
http://www.republicbroadcasting.org/ RBN radio network
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/ I do not listen to the alien
abductions, UFO stuff, bigfoot sightings, ghost stories, crop
circles, or psychics so I switch to shortwave but their
political, science, past or future talk can be interesting.
http://www.patkiley.com/ "Follow the Money" about
your money, politics and the real economy.
http://www.novamradio.com/live/ Nova M Radio - The Future of Progressive Talk with Randi Rhodes and Mike Malloy
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6495462761605341661&q=alex%2Bjones%2Bmartial%2Blaw&pl=true Terror Storm and more by Alex Jones
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=Alex%20Jones 911: the Road to Tyranny by Alex Jones (plus many other films)
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/may2006/020506martiallaw.htm Alex Jones' Martial Law 9/11: Rise of the Police State
http://www.snowshoefilms.com/ Snowshoe Documentary Films: for social and economic justice
Clark Howard's Consumer Action Center Biased against renters and favors landlords because of rental investments!
http://www.pirg.org/ Public Interest Research Group
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