Saturday, December 29, 2007

Dennis Kucinich

Ohio Congressman and Presidential candide Dennis Kucinich talks with VOA reporters about his views on US policy toward Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, the war on terror, free trade and immigration reform-- all critical issues for campaign 2008.

Impeach Cheney:

Washington, Nov 6 -

Below is a copy of the speech Congressman Dennis Kucinich gave on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today.

Mr. Speaker:

Pursuant to 2.A.1. of Rule 9, I rise to give notice of my intent to raise a Question of the Privilege of the House, The form of the resolution is as follows:

Resolved, That Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:

Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, against Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.

In his conduct while Vice President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of Vice President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify the use of the United States Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security interests, to wit:

(1) Despite all evidence to the contrary, the Vice President actively and systematically sought to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States about an alleged threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction:

(A) `We know they have biological and chemical weapons.' March 17, 2002, Press Conference by Vice President Dick Cheney and His Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain at Shaikh Hamad Palace.

(B) `. . . and we know they are pursuing nuclear weapons.' March 19, 2002, Press Briefing by Vice President Dick Cheney and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Jerusalem.

(C) `And he is actively pursuing nuclear weapons at this time . . .' March 24, 2002, CNN Late Edition interview with Vice President Cheney.

(D) `We know he's got chemicals and biological and we know he's working on nuclear.' May 19, 2002, NBC Meet the Press interview with Vice President Cheney.

(E) `But we now know that Saddam has resumed his efforts to acquire nuclear weapons . . . Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt that he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.' August 26, 2002, Speech of Vice President Cheney at VFW 103rd National Convention.

(F) `Based on intelligence that's becoming available, some of it has been made public, more of it hopefully will be, that he has indeed stepped up his capacity to produce and deliver biological weapons, that he has reconstituted his nuclear program to develop a nuclear weapon, that there are efforts under way inside Iraq to significantly expand his capability.' September 8, 2002, NBC Meet the Press interview with Vice President Cheney.

(G) `He is, in fact, actively and aggressively seeking to acquire nuclear weapons.' September 8, 2002, NBC Meet the Press interview with Vice President Cheney.

(H) `And we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons.' March 16, 2003, NBC Meet the Press interview with Vice President Cheney.

(2) Preceding the March 2003 invasion of Iraq the Vice President was fully informed that no legitimate evidence existed of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The Vice President pressured the intelligence community to change their findings to enable the deception of the citizens and Congress of the United States.

(A) Vice President Cheney and his Chief of Staff, Lewis Libby, made multiple trips to the CIA in 2002 to question analysts studying Iraq's weapons programs and alleged links to al Qaeda, creating an environment in which analysts felt they were being pressured to make their assessments fit with the Bush administration's policy objectives accounts.

(B) Vice President Cheney sought out unverified and ultimately inaccurate raw intelligence to prove his preconceived beliefs. This strategy of cherry picking was employed to influence the interpretation of the intelligence.

(3) The Vice President's actions corrupted or attempted to corrupt the 2002 National Intelligence Estimate, an intelligence document issued on October 1, 2002, and carefully considered by Congress prior to the October 10, 2002, vote to authorize the use of force. The Vice President's actions prevented the necessary reconciliation of facts for the National Intelligence Estimate which resulted in a high number of dissenting opinions from technical experts in two Federal agencies.

(A) The State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research dissenting view in the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate stated `Lacking persuasive evidence that Baghdad has launched a coherent effort to reconstitute it's nuclear weapons program INR is unwilling to speculate that such an effort began soon after the departure of UN inspectors or to project a timeline for the completion of activities it does not now see happening. As a result INR is unable to predict that Iraq could acquire a nuclear device or weapon.'.

(B) The State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research dissenting view in the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate also stated that `Finally, the claims of Iraqi pursuit of natural uranium in Africa are, in INR's assessment, highly dubious.'.

(C) The State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research dissenting view in the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate references a Department of Energy opinion by stating that `INR accepts the judgment of technical experts at the US Department of Energy (DOE) who have concluded that the tubes Iraq seeks to acquire are poorly suited for use in gas centrifuges to be used for uranium enrichment and finds unpersuasive the arguments advanced by others to make the case that they are intended for that purpose.'.

The Vice President subverted the national security interests of the United States by setting the stage for the loss of more than 3800 United States service members; the loss of more than 1 million innocent Iraqi citizens since the United States invasion; the loss of approximately $500 billion in war costs which has increased our Federal debt; the loss of military readiness within the United States Armed Services due to overextension, lack of training and lack of equipment; the loss of United States credibility in world affairs; and the decades of likely blowback created by the invasion of Iraq.

In all of this, Vice President Richard B. Cheney has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as Vice President, and subversive of constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice and the manifest injury of the people of the United States. Wherefore, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, by such conduct, is guilty of an impeachable offense warranting removal from office.

Article II
In his conduct while Vice President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of Vice President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States about an alleged relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda in order to justify the use of the United States Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security interests, to wit:

(1) Despite all evidence to the contrary, the Vice President actively and systematically sought to deceive the citizens and the Congress of the United States about an alleged relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda:

(A) `His regime has had high-level contacts with Al Qaeda going back a decade and has provided training to Al Qaeda terrorists.' December 2, 2002, Speech of Vice President Cheney at the Air National Guard Senior Leadership Conference.

(B) `His regime aids and protects terrorists, including members of Al Qaeda. He could decide secretly to provide weapons of mass destruction to terrorists for use against us.' January 30, 2003, Speech of Vice President Cheney to 30th Political Action Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

(C) `We know he's out trying once again to produce nuclear weapons and we know that he has a long-standing relationship with various terrorist groups, including the Al Qaeda organization.' March 16, 2003, NBC Meet the Press interview with Vice President Cheney.

(D) `We learned more and more that there was a relationship between Iraq and Al Qaeda that stretched back through most of the decade of the '90s, that it involved training, for example, on biological weapons and chemical weapons . . .' September 14, 2003, NBC Meet the Press interview with Vice President Cheney.

(E) `Al Qaeda had a base of operation there up in Northeastern Iraq where they ran a large poisons factory for attacks against Europeans and U.S. forces.' October 3, 2003, Speech of Vice President Cheney at Bush-Cheney '04 Fundraiser in Iowa.

(F) `He also had an established relationship with Al Qaeda providing training to Al Qaeda members in areas of poisons, gases, and conventional bombs.' October 10, 2003, Speech of Vice President Cheney to the Heritage Foundation.

(G) `Al Qaeda and the Iraqi intelligence services have worked together on a number of occasions.' January 9, 2004, Rocky Mountain News interview with Vice President Cheney.

(H) `I think there's overwhelming evidence that there was a connection between Al Qaeda and the Iraqi government.' January 22, 2004, NPR: Morning Edition interview with Vice President Cheney.

(I) `First of all, on the question of--of whether or not there was any kind of relationship, there clearly was a relationship. It's been testified to; the evidence is overwhelming.' June 17, 2004, CNBC: Capital Report interview with Vice President Cheney.

(2) Preceding the March 2003 invasion of Iraq the Vice President was fully informed that no credible evidence existed of a working relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda, a fact articulated in several official documents, including:

(A) A classified Presidential Daily Briefing ten days after the September 11, 2001, attacks indicating that the United States intelligence community had no evidence linking Saddam Hussein to the September 11th attacks and that there was `scant credible evidence that Iraq had any significant collaborative ties with Al Qaeda'.

(B) Defense Intelligence Terrorism Summary No. 044-02, issued in February 2002 by the United States Defense Intelligence Agency, which challenged the credibility of information gleaned from captured al Qaeda leader al-Libi. The DIA report also cast significant doubt on the possibility of a Saddam Hussein-al-Qaeda conspiracy: `Saddam's regime is intensely secular and is wary of Islamic revolutionary movements. Moreover, Baghdad is unlikely to provide assistance to a group it cannot control.'.

(C) A January 2003 British intelligence classified report on Iraq that concluded that `there are no current links between the Iraqi regime and the al-Qaeda network'.

The Vice President subverted the national security interests of the United States by setting the stage for the loss of more than 3,800 United States service members; the loss of more than 1 million innocent Iraqi citizens since the United States invasion; the loss of approximately $500 billion in war costs which has increased our Federal debt; the loss of military readiness within the United States Armed Services due to overextension, lack of training and lack of equipment; the loss of United States credibility in world affairs; and the decades of likely blowback created by the invasion of Iraq.

In all of this, Vice President Richard B. Cheney has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as Vice President, and subversive of constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice and the manifest injury of the people of the United States.
Wherefore, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, by such conduct, is guilty of an impeachable offense warranting removal from office.

Article III
In his conduct while Vice President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of Vice President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has openly threatened aggression against the Republic of Iran absent any real threat to the United States, and done so with the United States proven capability to carry out such threats, thus undermining the national security of the United States, to wit:

(1) Despite no evidence that Iran has the intention or the capability of attacking the United States and despite the turmoil created by United States invasion of Iraq, the Vice President has openly threatened aggression against Iran as evidenced by the following:

(A) `For our part, the United States is keeping all options on the table in addressing the irresponsible conduct of the regime. And we join other nations in sending that regime a clear message: We will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon.' March 7, 2006, Speech of Vice President Cheney to American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2006 Policy Conference.

(B) `But we've also made it clear that all options are on the table.' January 24, 2007, CNN Situation Room interview with Vice President Cheney.

(C) `When we--as the President did, for example, recently--deploy another aircraft carrier task force to the Gulf, that sends a very strong signal to everybody in the region that the United States is here to stay, that we clearly have significant capabilities, and that we are working with friends and allies as well as the international organizations to deal with the Iranian threat.' January 29, 2007, Newsweek interview with Vice President Cheney.

(D) `But I've also made the point and the President has made the point that all options are still on the table.' February 24, 2007, Vice President Cheney at Press Briefing with Australian Prime Minister in Sydney, Australia.

(2) The Vice President, who repeatedly and falsely claimed to have had specific, detailed knowledge of Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction capabilities, is no doubt fully aware of evidence that demonstrates Iran poses no real threat to the United States as evidenced by the following:

(A) `I know that what we see in Iran right now is not the industrial capacity you can [use to develop a] bomb.' Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, February 19, 2007.

(B) Iran indicated its `full readiness and willingness to negotiate on the modality for the resolution of the outstanding issues with the IAEA, subject to the assurances for dealing with the issues in the framework of the Agency, without the interference of the United Nations Security Council'. IAEA Board Report, February 22, 2007.

(C) `. . . so whatever they have, what we have seen today, is not the kind of capacity that would enable them to make bombs.' Mohamed El Baradei, Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, February 19, 2007.

(3) The Vice President is fully aware of the actions taken by the United States towards Iran that are further destabilizing the world as evidenced by the following:

(A) The United States has refused to engage in meaningful diplomatic relations with Iran since 2002, rebuffing both bilateral and multilateral offers to dialogue.

(B) The United States is currently engaged in a military buildup in the Middle East that includes the increased presence of the United States Navy in the waters near Iran, significant United States Armed Forces in two nations neighboring to Iran, and the installation of anti-missile technology in the region.

(C) News accounts have indicated that military planners have considered the B61-11, a tactical nuclear weapon, as one of the options to strike underground bunkers in Iran.

(D) The United States has been linked to anti-Iranian organizations that are attempting to destabilize the Iranian government, in particular the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK), even though the state department has branded it a terrorist organization.

(E) News accounts indicate that United States troops have been ordered into Iran to collect data and establish contact with anti-government groups.

(4) In the last three years the Vice President has repeatedly threatened Iran. However, the Vice President is legally bound by the U.S. Constitution's adherence to international law that prohibits threats of use of force.

(A) Article VI of the United States Constitution states, `This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land.' Any provision of an international treaty ratified by the United States becomes the law of the United States.

(B) The United States is a signatory to the United Nations Charter, a treaty among the nations of the world. Article II, Section 4 of the United Nations Charter states, `All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.' The threat of force is illegal.

(C) Article 51 lays out the only exception, `Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security.' Iran has not attacked the United States; therefore any threat against Iran by the United States is illegal.

The Vice President's deception upon the citizens and Congress of the United States that enabled the failed United States invasion of Iraq forcibly altered the rules of diplomacy such that the Vice President's recent belligerent actions towards Iran are destabilizing and counterproductive to the national security of the United States.

In all of this, Vice President Richard B. Cheney has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as Vice President, and subversive of constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice and the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore Richard B. Cheney, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

Mr. Speaker: This resolution is similar to a resolution which I introduced earlier this year and has the support of 22 of my colleagues here in the House of Representatives.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Operation Condor will be prosecuted

Operation Condor - South America's Gladio...

by Larisa Alexandrovna 26 Dec 07

Italy is demanding the arrest of 140 members of Operation Condor, which was a secret assassination team created by six governments in South America during the 1970s. These neo-fascists, right wing terrorists targeted left leaning opponents of the military dictatorships in South America as well as peace activists and even religious leaders who dare question the torture tactics of the various governments. Condor was put together in order to make sure that no one got out alive. If a target escaped one country, they would be hunted down in any of the remaining five should they go there. Here is the basic summary of the news out of Italy:

"Under Operation Condor, six governments worked together from the 1970s to hunt down and kill left-wing opponents. Italian authorities have been looking into the plot since the late 1990s. The investigation followed complaints by relatives of South American citizens of Italian origin who had disappeared. A judge issued the arrest warrants on Monday, following a request from state prosecutor Giancarlo Capaldo.

Citizens of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru are on the list.

Mr Troccoli, who was arrested at the home in Salerno in which he has lived for several years, will be transferred to a jail in Rome to face questioning on 26 or 27 December, Efe reported.

Exiles hunted

Among the other names on the list are the former Argentine military leader Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentine former naval chief admiral Emilio Eduardo Massera, and ex-Uruguayan junta leader Jorge Maria Bordaberry.

Those named face charges ranging from lesser crimes to kidnappings and multiple murders.

Under Operation Condor - thought to have been launched in 1975 and running into the 1980s - the six military governments agreed to co-operate in sending teams into other countries to track, monitor and kill their political opponents.

As a result, many left-wing opponents of military regimes in the region who had fled to neighbouring countries found themselves hunted down in exile."

Anyone notice what is missing from this article and in general, all articles about this story? Let me help you.

"Henry Kissinger continues to cast a deep, lingering shadow over the violent middle decades of the Cold War years. From 1969 to 1977, his smug baritone dominated U.S. foreign policy, guiding many of the more dubious alliances formed with less-than-democratically minded governments. It should come as no surprise, then, as John Dinges makes clear in his book "The Condor Years," that Kissinger played a role in the unflinching brutality that was known as Operation Condor.

Led by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, Condor was a highly organized anti-terrorist, anti-communist military intelligence operation carried out by six "Southern Cone" countries (Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil), roughly between 1973 and 1980. During that time, anywhere from 15, 000 to 30,000 people were tortured or murdered by the group, all in the name of keeping communist forces from gaining a foothold in South America -- and keeping corrupt military dictatorships in power.

There are more than 200 international warrants for the arrest of military officials who took part in Condor, but the U.S. government has remained mum on the issue. Kissinger has refused to testify in criminal proceedings related to Condor, and Dinges says that there is ample evidence of "cooperation, liaison, acquiescence, and even complicity" between the United States and Condor."

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Enjoying your freedom? Thank a protester!

Katherine Heerbrandt -- Telling it like it is
December 26, 2007

"Enjoying your freedom? Thank a protester." ("Cost of Freedom: An Anthology of Peace & Activism").

Ever vigilant, standing against tyranny and corrupt leaders motivated by economics rather than democratic ideals, voices of dissent have changed the course of history in this country and continue, in the face of public condemnation, to ferret truth from lies, to unmask false patriots and affronts to civil liberties with courage and perseverance.

That's the in-your-face, tell-it-like-it-is message throughout the personal narratives, poetry and artwork from 75 activists in "Cost of Freedom," published earlier this year by Howling Dog Press.

As one of three co-editors, Frederick's Whitney Trettien, a Harry Truman scholar and graduate student at M.I.T., is justifiably proud of the effort expended compiling, editing and weaving together first-person accounts that tell the story of a national grass-roots peace effort, a movement that's raged like a wildfire during the Bush administration.

"As several people have told me, it's not really a book -- it's a movement," Trettien says. "We're trying to capture the experiences of the American protester, from the grandmother who only recently attended her first rally to the aging hippie activist, and everyone in between."

The anthology presents a scope of work and voices you'd be hard pressed to find in any mainstream media.

It's not what you'd call "politically correct." It doesn't bludgeon truth into soft-sell, easily digestible sound bites for consumption by the masses, but serves it up raw and quivering on a plate with the fervor of a true believer.

The anthology is the brain child of novelist Michael Palecek, an outgrowth of his disgust with the rhetoric surrounding the war in Iraq.

He names the enemy and the enemy is George W. Bush.

"Dare we say it? Yes. We dare. We say it. We shout it. With a fist for punctuation," Palecek wrote in the introduction.

He identifies the true freedom fighters as those who have "had the courage to light a candle in the fiercest wind."

Helping light the way are co-editors Trettien, whom Palecek calls "a genius," and poet and founder of Howling Dog Press, Michael Annis.

Prophetic words from Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Paine, Ghandi, Mark Twain and other voices from history add context and depth to the contemporary narratives.

It's not something to read in one sitting. It's heady, provocative and inspiring stuff.

Trettien, a lauded academic and founder of Frederick County's Green Party, is following in the footsteps of Noam Chomsky when he wrote in 1967 that it is the responsibility of the nation's intellectuals to expose and analyze "the lies of government" and the hidden intentions behind the actions.

An M.I.T. professor for over half a century, Chomsky has received death threats for his outspoken and often unpopular views. In his endorsement of "Cost of Freedom," Chomsky says the book "should inspire many more to join these efforts to create a powerful force of concerned citizens that cannot be ignored, and that will help shape a much more hopeful and decent future."

The essays make a staggering case against the current administration on one level. On another, they celebrate the power of dissent in a pluralistic society.

Underscoring each and every contribution is editor Palecek's not-so-subtle message, a message he expounds on in a July 2007 blog: "The price of democracy is eternal vigilance. Somebody said that. We have not been vigilant, we have been watching TV."

Perhaps the book is, as Trettien says, a movement, a call to the American people to wake up, turn off the TV and do something.

For information, or to order the book, visit

kheerbrandt AT yahoo com

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

US spends hundreds of billions to control Russia, Iraq and Afghanistan

US spends hundreds of billions to control Russia, Iraq and Afghanistan

December 19, 2007

The U.S. Senate approved the allocation of 401.8 million dollars from the budget in the financial year 2008. The funds will be used to implement assistance programs to the republics of the former USSR. In addition, the USA plans to spend 294.5 million dollars for the countries of Eastern Europe and the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).

The document, which the U.S. Senate approved Tuesday, stipulates the allocation of not less than eight million dollars for the humanitarian and civil assistance to Caucasian republics of Russia.s south: Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan and North Ossetia, ITAR-TASS reports.

To crown it all, U.S. law-makers allowed to assign $500,000 to the U.S. Forest Service to implement a program to protect forests and animals in Russia.s Far East.

Senators also obliged the U.S. Department of State with establishing a new position in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. The new official will have to observe the situation with the protection of human rights in Russia, non-governmental and opposition organizations.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate approved a massive $555 billion spending bill Tuesday combining funding for 14 Cabinet departments with $70 billion for U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Senate cast two votes Tuesday night to approve the hybrid spending bill. By a 70-25 vote, the Senate approved the Iraq and Afghanistan war funds - without restrictions that Democrats had insisted on for weeks, the AP reports.

The House is slated Wednesday to ready the entire package for Bush, though the vote will be only on the Iraq portion of the measure. That vote would cap a parliamentary dance choreographed to ease the overall package through a chamber split between Democratic opponents of the Iraq war and Republican foes of the domestic spending portion of the bill.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Gaddafi beautiful bodyguard virgins
US GI bikini patrol in Somalia

Hey people!

911 was an inside job! It was done with Faked TV pictures and missiles carrying a vapor that was illuminated by laser to produce an image of Boeing 767 aircraft.
Don't believe me, dis-illusion yourself. Look here and here and here and especially here and here and here and here and here. And did you hear about the hurricaine that threatened new york ON THE DAY OF 9/11?
911 was an elaborate snuff psy-op. Everyone who believes the US military would kill its own innocent citizens to gain an advantage and occupy oil and air-bases MUST BE CRAZY, right? right? False Flag attacks?
Lybian Soldier girls.

A long held tradition, a tool of the criminal intelligence-mafia-agencies. Compare with the incident where MI6 undercover agents tried to plant a bomb in a crowded market but were caught redhanded by the Iraqis in Basra:
Tupac Amaru

Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement

fighting against US-style capitalist exploitation and against ABSENTEE OWNERSHIP.
The Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (Spanish: Movimiento Revolucionario Túpac Amaru (MRTA)) was a communist guerrilla movement active in Peru from 1984 to 1997 and one of the main actors in the internal conflict in Peru. It was led by Victor Polay Campos (comrade "Rolando") until his incarceration and by Néstor Cerpa Cartolini (comrade "Evaristo") until his death in 1997. The MRTA took its name in homage to Túpac Amaru II, an 18th-century rebel leader who was himself named after his ancestor Túpac Amaru, the last indigenous leader of the Inca people. MRTA was considered a terroristPeruvian government. At the height of its strength, it had several hundred active members. Its stated goals were to establish a communist state and rid the country of all imperialist elements.

Qadafi virgin bodyguards
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874 Architects ARE ALL HERETICS

or are they? They are saying that either extraterrestials or...

THE most secret part of the USA MILITARY did 911!

HOW??? They used INCREDIBLE WEAPONS to prevent themselves being hanged and to fool everyone for ever!

911 book - free download - Judy Wood must hear

Hezarkhani Video .. STUNNING evidence
Lady DI with german 9mm machinegun Heckler and Koch

9/11 and brainwashing MUSTREAD
USA Doctors are torture helpers

6/12/98: "A female bodyguard sacrificed her life to save Colonel Gaddafi from assassination. The beautiful security girl was one of a 40-strong, all-woman unit of personal guards who are trained killers & also claim to be virgins.

"She threw herself on top of the Libyan leader when rebels opened fire on his motorcade, & died riddled with bullets. Seven other women bodyguards were also seriously wounded. A source said: 'Gaddafi was deeply distressed. Aisha, the woman who died, was his top bodyguard.'

"Gaddafi surrounds himself with handpicked female bodyguards to foil such attacks. All of them swear an oath that they will give their lives for him. They never leave his side, night or day, & he insists they remain virgins. There is no shortage of volunteers for what is seen as a prestigious job. A special training college puts recruits through a tough program. Girls who don't drop out emerge as trained killers, experts with firearms & martial arts. Gaddafi makes the final selection &, despite the virginal tag, rumors abound that he demands their sexual favors."

New opera based on the life of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, featuring rapper as Gaddafi & chorus of all-female bodyguards;
Brawl between Gaddafi's women bodyguards & Egyptian security;
Gaddafi humiliated when notorious female bodyguards unceremoniously disarmed by Ethiopian Security

Gaddafi on women: "Women should be trained for combat, so that they do not become easy prey for their enemies." In the West, "the situation for women is hardly enviable: she has left home but only to confront a difficult fate, driving trucks & trains."

London Opera Fêtes Gadhafi

A new opera based on the life of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, featuring a rapper as Gadhafi and a chorus of all-female bodyguards, highlights the new season of the English National Opera.

The program of London's second-largest opera company will be the first season fully curated by the company's new artistic director, Sean Doran.

The Gadhafi opera, created by the dance-hip-hop collective Asian Dub Foundation, and an opera based on Rainier Werner Fassbinder's film "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant," are among new works scheduled.

Also, film director Anthony Minghella will direct a production of "Madame Butterfly," marking his first foray into opera.

The season runs from September 2005 to July 2006.

I've been amusing myself all week by reading articles and blogs on Qaddafi's two European state visits, to both Portugal and France. Then, suddenly, I bumped into a blurb on Qaddafi (perhaps one of the only heads of state with the most "rock star" attitude around these days, (despite Steinmeier and Kuchner's own recent efforts) having an elite, highly-trained corps of all female bodyguards. Intrigues, I had to learn more. Here's what I found:

There's been a recent documentary by a young, NYU film school grad, Lebanese (-American) Rania Ajami who seems set to be an up-and-coming young filmmaker with her diverse interests and subject matter. Entitled Shadows of a Leader: Qaddafi's Female Bodyguards, in which Ajami focuses on how this group of women sets an example for Libyan society and womens' roles within it. In an interview published in the New York Times, Ajami stated:

Source: Sweetnes-light

"'It's showing the notion of the female bodyguard as being these women who are liberated and how it extends to all sectors of society...Bodyguards are really a symbol of this new feminism that exists. One wonders, once Qaddafi is no longer there, will the women still have this future? Do they have a future without him?'

[Ajami] says that while the bodyguards may exude sexuality, it demonstrates modern views on gender equality and family life under the Qaddafi regime. 'They present themselves well. The girls are trained in weaponry, but at the same time they want to look good. I really felt it was more about their pride and confidence. Most of the women who go into it are married with children.'"


For sure, some of these ladies are real stunners, but they'll stun you, too or "knock you out... if you mess with their supreme leader. Some wear lipstick, jewelry, polished nails, even high heels. Last month, the Western world got a few glimpses of them as they backed up Colonel Qaddafi when he visited European Union officials in Brussels."

And unlike the now unfortunate modern perception of the amazons of antiquity and those who receive this appellation today as being either man haters or sexually craven, violent femme fatales, Lynda Richardson, the author of the NYTimes article writes that:

"yes, Ms. Ajami has heard the speculation of hanky panky between the dictator and his bodyguards. ''The sexual thing makes me mad,'' she says, bristling. ''It's always the thing that people pounce on, and it just didn't exist.''

Now, somewhat in contrast to how Ajami perceives these highly-trained female guards, Lynn Harris writes in her article "Killer Bodies" :

"If Qaddafi ever wants his transformation [as a "legitimate" head of state, recognized by the international community] to be complete, he'll have to do something not only about his country's ongoing human rights abuses (see Amnesty International), but also his trademark posse of female bodyguards. Everywhere he goes, he's surrounded by a badass bunch of Lara Croft clones, usually in matching colored camouflage (of dubious use in the desert). They've been described as 'wearing their Kalashnikovs like Gucci fashion accessories.' (Yes, news articles always describe that they're wearing. Not like you ever hear the AP mention the "navy wool, three-button, notched-lapel suits" of the Secret Service.) On a good day, the bodyguards make

Qadhafi look like Hef.


You might argue, hey, at least the "Brother Leader and Guide of the Revolution" is employing and arming women, trusting them with the most important responsibility in the entire nation — i.e., him. Or that female bodyguards, fetishistic though they may be, are a little higher on the objectification ladder than, say, women dressed as schoolgirls. And yes, they do seem to be more than an armed harem: they're trained in weaponry; they "brawl" with Egyptian security men; they step into the line of fire. (The woman said to be Kadhafi's top bodyguard reportedly took a bullet for him in Athens in 1998). Naïve as it may sound, there's reason to believe — as you'll see — that among Muammar Qaddafi's options for sexual companionship, these are not the women who'd be asked to multitask. And believe it or not, when it comes to the ladies, some of Qaddafi's policies over the years have, arguably, been a half-step or so above abysmal. All told, a mini-overview of Qaddafi's oddly mixed record on women shows the Colonel to be even weirder about them than meets the eye.

Read the article to learn more...For a blog post on more of Qaddafi's thoughts about women, read Arab Woman Progressive Voice.

I'm not sure what to think about the subject, and I wonder how much of these two women's point of views and stand on what this female garde de corps represents have anything to do with their cultural backgrounds. What do you think?

LIBYAN leader Muammar al-Qaddafi flew in to Paris for a state visit yesterday with 400 aides – including 30 female bodyguards all said to be VIRGINS.

Each one is a camouflage-clad trained killer who will protect him around the clock.

The entourage, which arrived on five planes, also includes a fleet of armour-plated limos, a CAMEL and a heated TENT in which he will stay in the grounds of the Hotel de Marigny.

Gaddafi was invited by French President Nicolas Sarkozy after Sarkozy’s estranged wife Cecilia persuaded Libya to free six Bulgarians sentenced to death earlier this year.

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"two British men were arrested after failing to stop at a checkpoint. There was an exchange of gunfire. The men were wearing traditional Arab clothing, and when the police eventually stopped them, they said they found explosives and weapons in their car…It's widely believed the two British servicemen were operating undercover."

Undercover? Dressed as Arabs? What were they trying to do that had caught the attention of their colleagues, the Iraqi police?

According to the Washington Post (9/20/05), "Iraqi security officials on Monday variously accused the two Britons they detained of shooting at Iraqi forces or trying to plant explosives." Reuters

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MEANWHILE in the capitalist world:

The UK, the US and Canada are facing growing fears over a drug-resistant "superbug" being brought back by wounded soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq that threatens to contaminate civilian hospitals.

The intensified concern comes amid sharply rising infection rates in the US and fresh worries in Canada that the bug could be imported into its civilian healthcare system.

The US military originally thought the bug came from contaminated Iraqi soil, but troops in Afghanistan have also been infected. Canada's public health service last week revealed it had ordered the screening of all its wounded soldiers being sent home from Afghanistan.

The bacterium, Acinetobacter baumannii, first emerged as a "mystery infection" afflicting US service personnel returning from the war in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. It was described by a scientific journal specializing in hospital epidemiology as the "most important emerging hospital-acquired pathogen worldwide."

The journal said it was potentially a "major threat to public health" due to its ability to mutate rapidly and develop a resistance to all known drugs.


Although different types of acinetobacter have been known for decades in hospitals, the new "T" strain identified in the injured troops is particularly virulent and has been observed to appear in US servicemen within two hours of being admitted to a field hospital.

It affects the spinal fluid, bones and lungs, causing pneumonia, respiratory failure and other complications. Equally worrying is its resilience. Extremely difficult to eliminate from medical facilities once established, the bug can survive for up to 176 days in a human host.

US officials concede that, once established in the medical evacuation chain, the germ is almost impossible to stamp out.

Although the British Ministry of Defence tried to play down fears of the infection when the first suspected British cases were reported last year in The Lancet, its increasingly rampant progress through the US military hospital system has been causing intense alarm elsewhere.

Canadian military doctors investigated the infection in Canadian troops at an intensive care unit in Kandahar and published a report in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases earlier this year.


The officers warned that their findings about the infection risk were "equally applicable to US and British military field hospitals as well," adding that "the environmental and logistical problems that faced [the medical units involved] are common across field hospitals in Afghanistan and Iraq."

"Unrestricted use of antibiotics" at the field hospitals to compensate for poor environmental conditions had contributed to the emergence of the new superstrain, they said.

One of the report's authors, Major Homer Tien, said from Kandahar, Afghanistan on Saturday that further outbreaks appeared inevitable.

"No one really knows how it is being transmitted. What is certain is that it is a big concern," he said.

"A lot of the work I was doing was trying to pinpoint the source of the infection. We still can't say what the source was. If we can't prevent it, the next question is how we can keep the hospitals back home in the UK and Canada from being infected," Tien said.

Concern is high in Canada because its injured troops are treated in the civilian healthcare system -- like in the UK -- while most Americans troops are treated in the military hospital network.

Rates of infection have risen sharply in the US. In 2001 and 2002, around 2 percent of admissions were infected at a specialist army burns unit in Texas. By 2003 the rate had risen to 6 percent, then 12 percent by 2005, a rate consistent with other facilities. So far 27 servicemen have died from the infection.

Gaddafi crazy? How crazy is the following?

During its war in Afghanistan, the United States dropped nearly a quarter-million cluster bomblets that killed or injured scores of civilians, especially children, both during and after strikes, Human Rights Watch said in a report.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Download Beowulf (2007)

Beowulf is an Old English heroic epic poem of anonymous authorship. This work of Anglo-Saxon literature dates to between the 8th[1] and the 11th century, the only surviving manuscript dating to circa 1010.[2] At 3183 lines, it is notable for its length. It has risen to national epic status in England.[3]

In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three antagonists: Grendel, who is attacking the Danish mead hall called Heorot and its inhabitants; Grendel's mother; and, later in life after returning to Geatland (modern southern Sweden) and becoming a king, an unnamed dragon. He is mortally wounded in the final battle, and after his death he is buried in a barrow in Geatland by his retainers.

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The events described in the poem take place in the late 5th century and during the 6th century after the Anglo-Saxons had begun their migration and settlement in England, and before it had ended, a time when the Saxons were either newly arrived or in close contact with their fellow Germanic kinsmen in Scandinavia and Northern Germany. The poem could have been transmitted in England by people of Geatish origins.[5] It has been suggested that Beowulf was first composed in the 7th century at Rendlesham in East Anglia,[6] as Sutton Hoo also shows close connections with Scandinavia, and also that the East Anglian royal dynasty, the Wuffings, were descendants of the Geatish Wulfings.[7] Others have associated this poem with the court of King Alfred, or with the court of King Canute.[2]

The poem deals with legends, i.e., it was composed for entertainment and does not separate between fictional elements and real historic events, such as the raid by King Hygelac into Frisia, ca. 516. Scholars generally agree that many of the personalities of Beowulf also appear in Scandinavian sources,[8] but this does not only concern people (e.g., Healfdene, Hrorgar, Halga, Hroulf, Eadgils and Ohthere), but also clans (e.g., Scyldings, Scylfings and Wulfings) and some of the events (e.g., the Battle on the Ice of Lake Vänern). The Scandinavian sources are notably Ynglinga saga, Gesta Danorum, Hrolfr Kraki's saga and the Latin summary of the lost Skjildunga saga. As far as Sweden is concerned, the dating of the events in the poem has been confirmed by archaeological excavations of the barrows indicated by Snorri Sturluson and by Swedish tradition as the graves of Ohthere (dated to c. 530) and his son Eadgils (dated to c. 575) in Uppland, Sweden.[9][10][11] In Denmark, recent archaeological excavations at Lejre, where Scandinavian tradition located the seat of the Scyldings, i.e., Heorot, have revealed that a hall was built in the mid-6th century, exactly the time period of Beowulf.[12] Three halls, each about 50 metres long, were found during the excavation.[12]

The majority view appears to be that people such as King Hrogar and the Scyldings in Beowulf are based on real people in 6th century Scandinavia.[13] Like the Finnsburg Fragment and several shorter surviving poems, Beowulf has consequently been used as a source of information about Scandinavian personalities such as Eadgils and Hygelac, and about continental Germanic personalities such as Offa, king of the continental Angles.

The spellings in the poem mix the West Saxon and Anglian dialects of Old English, though they are predominantly West Saxon, as are other Old English poems copied at the time. The earliest known owner is the 16th century scholar Laurence Nowell, after whom the manuscript is named, though its official designation is Cotton Vitellius A.XV because it was one of Robert Bruce Cotton's holdings in the middle of the 17th century. It suffered damage in the Cotton Library fire at Ashburnham House in 1731. Since then, parts of the manuscript have crumbled along with many of the letters. Rebinding efforts, though saving the manuscript from much degeneration, have nonetheless covered up other letters of the poem, causing further loss. Kevin Kiernan, Professor of English at the University of Kentucky is foremost in the computer digitization and preservation of the manuscript (the Electronic Beowulf Project[20]), using fiber optic backlighting to further reveal lost letters of the poem.

Icelandic scholar Grímur Jónsson Thorkelin made the first transcriptions of the manuscript in 1786 and published the results in 1815, working under a historical research commission of the Danish government. He made one himself, and had another done by a professional copyist who knew no Anglo-Saxon. Since that time, the manuscript has crumbled further, and the Thorkelin transcripts remain a prized secondary source for Beowulf scholars. The recovery of at least 2000 letters can be attributed to these transcripts. Their accuracy has been called into question, however (e.g., by Chauncey Brewster Tinker in The Translations of Beowulf, a comprehensive survey of 19th century translations and editions of Beowulf), and the extent to which the manuscript was actually more readable in Thorkelin's time is unclear.

List of characters and objects in Beowulf

* Abel - a biblical character and the brother of Cain.
* Ælfhere - a kinsman of Wiglaf and Beowulf
* Æschere - Hroðgar's closest counselor and comrade, killed by Grendel's Mother.
* Banstan - the father of Breca.
* Beowulf - an early Danish king and the son of Scyld, but not the same character as the hero of the poem.
* Beowulf - the eponymous hero of the Anglo-Saxon poem.
* Breca - Beowulf's childhood friend who competed with him in a swimming match.
* Dæghrefn - a Frankish warrior killed by Beowulf.
* Cain - biblical character described as an ancestor of Grendel.
* The Dragon - beast (Old English, wyrm) that ravages Beowulf's kingdom and which Beowulf must slay at the end of the poem. It is the cause of Beowulf's death.
* Eadgils - a Swedish king also mentioned extensively in the Norse sagas.
* Eanmund - a Swedish prince, and the brother of Eadgils.
* Ecglaf - Unferð's father.
* Ecgþeow - Beowulf's father who belonged to the Swedish Wægmunding clan. He joined the Geats after having been banished for killing the Wulfing Heaðolaf, and married a Geatish princess.
* Ecgwela - an earlier Danish king.
* Elan - possibly an incomplete name for Hroðgar's sister, see Yrsa, below.
* Eofor - the "boar". A Geatish warrior who avenged the death of Hæþcyn by slaying Ongenþeow during the Swedish-Geatish wars. He was recompensed with the daughter of king Hygelac.
* Eomær - son of king Offa of Angel
* Eormenric - a legendary Gothic king.
* Finn, a Frisian lord whose tale picks up where the Finnsburg Fragment ends.
* Fitela - a Germanic hero
* Folcwalda - the father of Finn
* Freawaru - the daughter of King Hroðgar and Queen Wealhþeow and wife of Ingeld, king of the Heaðobards.
* Froda king of the Heaðobard's and father of Ingeld. He also appears in Norse tradition.
* Garmund - the father of Offa of Angel
* Grendel - one of three antagonists (along with Grendel's Mother and the dragon).
* Grendel's mother - one of three antagonists (along with Grendel and the dragon).
* Guðlaf - a warrior in Hnæf's retinue.
* Healfdene - Hroðgar's father and predecessor, also prominent in Norse tradition.
* Hama - a Germanic hero
* Halga - Hroðgar's brother. He is hardly mentioned in Beowulf but he is a prominent character in Norse tradition.
* Hæþcyn - the son of the Geatish king Hreðel.
* Hæreð - the father of Hygd, queen of the Geats.
* Heaðolaf - Wulfing killed by Beowulf's father Ecgþeow.
* Heming - a kinsman of Garmund
* Heardred - the son of Hygelac, king of the Geats, and his queen Hygd.
* Hengest - a Danish lord who attacked the Frisians to avenge Hnæf
* Heorogar - Hroðgar's brother and predecessor.
* Heoroweard - Heorogar's son; Hroðgar's nephew. According to Norse tradition, his attempt to become king would cause the end of the Scylding clan.
* Herebeald - the son of the Geatish king Hreðel.
* Heremod - an early Danish king.
* Hereric - a relative of Heardred
* Hildeburh - the daughter of the Danish king Hoc and the wife of the Finn - king of the Frisians.
* Hoc - a Danish lord and the father of Hildeburh and Hnæf.
* Hnæf - the son of the Danish lord Hoc and brother of Hildeburh. He was killed by Finn.
* Hondscio - a Geatish warrior.
* Hreðel - king of the Geats.
* Hreðric and Hroðmund, the two sons of Hroðgar.
* Hroðgar - king of the Danes; married to Wealhþeow. Also prominent in Norse tradition.
* Hroðulf (also known as Hrólfr Kraki) - , Hroðgar's nephew, but more prominent in Norse tradition.
* Hun - a Frisian warrior who gives Hengest the sword Lafing.
* Hygd - queen of the Geats; the wife of King Hygelac.
* Hygelac - king of the Geats; the husband of Hygd. Existence attested by other sources. Death during the poem dated to c 516.
* Ingeld - a Heaðobard lord; married to Freawaru, daughter of Hroðgar. He also appears in Norse tradition.
* Modþryð - a princess, later queen, who punished inferiors who looked her directly in the eye; later marries, and is reformed by, Offa of Angel.
* Offa of Angel, a king of the Angles who also appears in Norse tradition.
* Ohthere - king of the Swedish house of Scylfings, and also mentioned in Norse tradition. The father of Eadgils and Eanmund, and the brother of Onela.
* Onela - king of the Swedish house of Scylfings, and also mentioned in Norse tradition. The brother of Ohthere.
* Ongenþeow - king of Sweden. Slew the Geatish king Hæþcyn, but was himself killed by Eofor, during the Swedish-Geatish wars.
* Oslaf - a warrior in Hnæf's retinue.
* Scyld - (Scyld Scēfing) warrior king who founded the ruling house in Denmark.
* Sigemund - a legendary Germanic hero whom Beowulf is compared to.
* Swerting - the grandfather of Hygelac
* Unferð - a thane of the Danish lord Hroðgar.
* Wealhþeow - queen of the Danes; married to Hroðgar.
* Weohstan - the father of Wiglaf and a Swedish warrior fighting for Onela. He also appears to be mentioned in a stanza in the Prose Edda.
* Wæls - the father of Sigemund
* Wayland Smith - a smith of Germanic legend who forged Beowulf's breast plate.
* Wiglaf - Beowulf's relative. A Swedish warrior of the Waegmunding clan who helps Beowulf slay the dragon.
* Wondred - the father of Eofor and Wulf.
* Wulf - the brother of Eofor
* Wulfgar - the herald of Hroðgar, renowned for his great wisdom.
* Yrmenlaf - younger brother of Æschere.
* Yrs(e) - a character borrowed from Norse tradition that appears in some translations (e.g., Burton Raffel) and commentaries, as an emendation of a corrupt line (62) where Hroðgar's sister is mentioned. His sister is, however, named Signy in Norse tradition (Skjöldunga saga and Hrólfr Kraki's saga), whereas Yrsa was Halga's daughter and lover with whom he had Hroðulf.


* Brosinga mene - a collar identified with the goddess Freya's necklace Brisingamen. Given to Beowulf by Wealhþeow as reward for having slain Grendel.
* Heorot - the great hall built by king Hroðgar.
* Hrunting - the magical sword given to Beowulf by Unferð
* Lafing - a sword that Hun gives to Hengest.
* Nægling - the magical sword used by Beowulf to slay the dragon; however, Beowful's might was too strong and the blade broke in combat. Name probably translates as "Nail" or "Kinsman of the Nail."
* Weregild - was a reparational payment usually demanded of a person guilty of homicide or other wrongful death, although it could also be demanded in other cases of serious crime.

Tribes and clans

* Brondings - the people of Breca.
* Danes - a tribe having their centre on the island of Zealand.
* Geats - a tribe whose centre was in modern Västergötland.
* Finns - Finno-Ugric peoples in the north and north-east of Scandinavia.
* Franks - a powerful Germanic tribe on the Continent.
* Frisians - a tribe led by Finn living along the eastern shores of the North Sea.
* Gifðas - the Gepids, a tribe which had migrated to the Balkans by the time of Beowulf. They are mentioned in connection with Swedes and Danes, and it has been suggested that Beowulf refers to the people of Östergötland.
* Heaðobards, or Heaðo-beardnas, a clan or tribe at war with the Danes.
* Helmings - the people of queen Wealhþeow. Widsith mentions Helm as the leader of the Wulfings.
* Hetware - a tribe part of the Franks, or allied with them.
* Hugas - a name for the Franks or for a group of their allies.
* Heaðoræmas - a tribe named Heaðoreamas appears in Widsith, and -reamas agrees with ON Raumar which positions the tribe in what is today south-eastern Norway.
* Ingwins - a name used for the Danes and which means "friends of Ing (Freyr)".
* Jutes (Eotenas) a tribe living in modern Jutland, and who took part in the migration to England.
* Merewioingas, i.e. Merovingians - the ruling Frankish dynasty, by metonymy used to refer to the Frankish nation as a whole.
* Sceadugenga - Shadow-Walkers
* Scylding - the ruling clan in Denmark, by metonymy also used to refer to the Danish nation as a whole.
* Scylfing - the ruling clan in Sweden, by metonymy also used to refer to the Swedish nation as a whole.
* Swedes - a tribe who had their centre in modern Uppland.
* Wægmundings - a Swedish clan to which belonged Beowulf, Ecgþeow and Wiglaf. Wiglaf is called "the last of the Wægmundings".
* Wendlas - identified as the people of Vendsyssel.
* Wulfing - the clan of Heaðolaf and possibly Wealhþeow. Old Norse sources describe them as the lords of Östergötland.
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CIA destroys 911 inside job evidence

Yet again, we experience Deja Vu' with this Administration blocking efforts to investigate something with regard to 9/11. I'm reminded of Able Danger. I'm reminded of Sibel Edmonds. I'm reminded of THE ATTACKS THEMSELVES. - Jon


By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer Sat Dec 15, 6:25 PM ET

WASHINGTON - The controversy over destroyed CIA interrogation tapes is shaping up as a turf battle involving the courts, Congress and the White House, with the Bush administration telling its constitutional coequals to stay out of the investigation.

The Justice Department says it needs time and the freedom to probe the destruction of hundreds of hours of recordings of two suspected terrorists. After Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused congressional demands for information Friday, the Justice Department filed late-night court documents urging a federal judge not to begin his own inquiry.

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what was on those tapes was/is a large part of the government's "evidence" for the "Official Conspiracy Theory" (OCT) of 9/11 and the "war on terror." You should also emphasize that NO TRANSCRIPTS OF THOSE SESSIONS WERE EVER MADE. All we have now are summaries, provided by the torturers themselves.

Thus, crucial "evidence" for the 9/11 OCT and the "war on terror" has been reduced to a series of unrecorded torture sessions, the summaries of which have been provided by the torturers themselves--the same people who destroyed the tapes.

In the past, this "evidence" was always shrouded in "gov't secrecy," so not much could be said about it. Now that we know the tapes were destroyed and that no transcripts were made, we can suddenly see very deeply into this falsified aspect of of the OCT.

As all lawyers are taught, destruction of evidence raises a presumption of guilt against the person who did that. Bush and Cheney led the government intervention and destruction of the evidence at the 9/11 scenes. Accordingly, it is Bush and Cheney who must prove the causes of 9/11 or suffer the claim made by a growing number of people each day that the 9/11 events were an inside job. The American system of justice requires that Bush and Cheney be afforded the opportunity to present the evidence they have to vindicate their behavior. An impeachment proceeding in the House is the method contemplated by the Founders to protect the American people from high crimes and misdemeanors committed by their leaders. It is time to resort to the procedures to insure justice is achieved on behalf of the American people.

... the media is full of stories about the destruction of CIA videotapes and sorting though this story is now our top priority. We have added two categories to deal with all the new information emerging, Destruction of CIA Interrogation Tapes and High Value Detainees, which you can find under the ‘War on Terrorism’ Outside Iraq meta-category on the front page. The new events are:

The story breaks: Last week, the CIA admitted it had videotaped detainee interrogations, apparently to pre-empt a New York Times story, which appears to have been inspired by a new development in the Zacarias Moussaoui case. All hell then broke lose, oversight committees suggested CIA Director Hayden had misled the public in his statement, some questioned whether the CIA manager who was blamed, , was just a scapegoat, and Robert Baer had some relevant comments. A CIA officer also appeared in the media with some revelations about waterboarding.

Who knew what when: Initially, the CIA got control of the prisoners from the FBI, without Attorney General Ashcroft complaining. The CIA started videotaping interrogations of high value detainees in spring 2002. Some congressional leader were detainee interrogation program, but most members of the House and Senate intelligence committees were kept in the dark. The CIA told some congressional leaders about the tapes and was told not to destroy the tapes. The tapes were viewed by CIA lawyers. The judge in the Moussaoui trial requested some tapes, but got nothing. The CIA later became worried officers would be prosecuted, and the Moussaoui judge asked again. The CIA then destroyed the videos around the time the media broke the “black sites” story. The House Intelligence Committee was informed over a year later, the Senate Intelligence Committee after the scandal broke.

What may have been on the tapes: Several high-ranking militants, including Hambali, were waterboarded. The use of “enhanced” interrogation techniques by the US is bound up with the story of Abu Zubaida, arrested in Pakistan in late March 2002. Initially, the FBI is said to have enjoyed success with rapport-building techniques, but the CIA complained and a new team arrived led by two psychologists who used methods they had learned on a simulated KGB program on Zubaida. There were no clear legal guidelines for interrogations at this point. Alarmed by these techniques, Another psychologist and the FBI then left, not wanting to have anything to do with the “enhanced” methods. CIA headquarters closely monitored Abu Zubaida’s interrogation and President Bush took a personal interest in Abu Zubaida’s interrogation, but was shielded from knowledge of harsh techniques. The administration also exaggerated Abu Zubaida’s intelligence value. Later, a secret Justice Department ruling authorized detainee abuse and another another declared all CIA interrogation techniques legal. The CIA banned waterboarding some time in 2006.

9/11 Commission: The 9/11 Commission was unhappy with the information it was getting from detainees, but an attempt to get direct access failed, and it did not receive the CIA interrogation tapes.
Gitmo: The FBI is currently building cases against Gitmo prisoners in case the military commissions collapse, senior defense officials asked for convictions before the 2008 elections, and a legal advisor interfered with the prosecutions.
Black sites: The CIA’s black sites are still operating and President Bush has re-authorized enhanced interrogation methods.

Elsewhere, Zacarias Moussaoui’s flat was allegedly raided after the embassy bombings, London police could not find Moussaoui’s girlfriend after 9/11, and Moussaoui’s London connection was played down at his trial. In August 2001, a key Justice Department unit was not consulted about the request to search his belongings and the FBI failed to reconsider getting a criminal warrant when the FISA warrant application was blocked.

Arms dealer Victor Bout helped the Taliban ship gold, began to work with the US after 9/11, hinted at government connections, and evaded arrest, apparently with US help.

“Abu Omar” was recruited by the CIA in Albania and moved to Italy, where he was kidnapped by the CIA. Italian authorities then issued arrest warrants for the CIA officers involved in the kidnapping.

Al-Qaeda leader Khallad bin Attash applied for a US visa in 1999, but the CIA missed three opportunities to learn more about him. If they had not been missed, it would have led the US to more information about 9/11 hijackers Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi.

The CIA bizarrely stopped reviewing NSA transcripts of al-Qaeda calls after a short time in 2000, and reduced the FBI’s access to NSA information in 2001.

Miscellaneous entries include ones about the US military knowing Osama bin Laden’s location, but failing to attack him, Pakistan’s ISI protecting Abu Zubaida, bin Laden paying US$ 1 million to the prime minister of Pakistan, and a CIA operation to track militants passing through Dubai airport.

Abu Omar | CIA Tapes | Khallad bin Attash | Victor Bout | Zacarias Moussaoui

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