Saturday, April 19, 2008

As we worked through the list of techniques, Myers became increasingly hesitant and troubled," writes Sands. "Haynes and Rumsfeld had been able to run rings around him."

"At the end of the day, however, Dick Myers was not a very powerful chairman in the first place, one reason Rumsfeld recommended him for the job".

He added: "Haynes, Feith, Yoo, Bybee, Gonzalez and - at the apex - Addington, should never travel outside the US, except perhaps to Saudi Arabia and Israel. They broke the law; they violated their professional ethical code. In future, some government may build the case necessary to prosecute them in a foreign court, or in an international court."

VIDEO - Israeli Terrorism

Segment from a PBS special showing how Jewish settlers plotted to bomb a Palestinian Girl's School in East Jerusalem.
Amnesty calls for investigation into killing of cameraman and other civilians
Amnesty International has called on the Israeli government to immediately order a full and independent investigation into the killings of Palestinian civilians by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip.

At least 18 Palestinians, including children and other unarmed civilians, were killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. More than 30 others were injured in attacks by Israeli planes and by ground forces using tanks in the Gaza Strip.

Those killed included Reuters cameraman Fadel Shana, who was struck by fire from an Israeli tank. He had travelled to the scene in a car clearly marked "TV-Press". He was killed as he started to film the tank.

Friday, April 18, 2008

USDA Accused Of Bullying Inspectors Who Reported Safety Violations
First the FAA makes their own inspectors cry in front of Congress and now the Associated Press says that the head of the federal inspectors' union is alleging that the USDA told him to "drop the matter" when he reported food safety violations at slaughterhouses. When he refused, he was placed on "disciplinary investigative status."

Man found in Lady Bird Lake was teacher, FBI target
Austin police said Thursday that they are leaning toward a ruling of suicide in the death of a middle school teacher and activist whose body was found Wednesday in Lady Bird Lake with his hands and legs bound and tape over his eyes.

Police identified Riad Hamad, 55, at a news conference Thursday and said the binding of his limbs and the placement of the tape was consistent with Hamad having done it himself.

Location of Mass Graves Revealed
At a public ceremony and press conference held today outside the colonial "Indian Affairs" building in downtown Vancouver, the Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared (FRD) released a list of twenty eight mass graves across Canada holding the remains of untold numbers of aboriginal children who died in Indian Residential Schools.

Carter: Gaza residents 'starving to death'
'For every Israeli killed,' says Carter, 'between 30 to 40 Palestinians are killed because of the extreme military capability of Israel'

GOP Rep.: Revoke Jimmy Carter's passport for Hamas visits
"He's just unilaterally going off on his own and undermining everything the international community and the United States is (sic) trying to do," protested Republican U.S. House Rep. Sue Myrick (NC-09) today in the call to revoke the passport of former president Jimmy Carter.

Carter: Gaza blockade is an atrocity
Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip is an "atrocity," former US president Jimmy Carter said after meeting with Hamas officials in Cairo. Carter also said he had asked Hamas officials to stop rocket attacks into Israel and defended his controversial meetings with the Palestinian terrorist group, saying it was necessary to talk to all parties to achieve peace.


CNN has had 46 stories on Tibet this week and 0 about Palestine.

Israel plans 100 new homes in W.Bank settlements
The Israeli government announced plans on Friday to build 100 new homes in two Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move Palestinians condemned as another blow to U.S.-brokered peace talks.

12 Palestinians killed in latest airstrike in Gaza, including 6 children and a journalist
According to the Reuters news agency, a 24-year old cameraman working for the agency, Fadal Shanaa, was driving in a vehicle that was clearly marked on the top and sides as 'PRESS'. An Israeli missile, apparently targeting his vehicle, made a direct hit, killing Shanaa and 11 bystanders.

"It was even clearly marked on the roof, so it can't be mistaken on the ground or from the air," said a fellow journalist from Al-Jazeera news agency.

According to the Israeli army spokesman, "We hit our target".

DHS transition planning goes 'deeper than normal'
The Department of Homeland Security, which President Bush established after the terror attacks, is going through the same process that all of the federal government does every four or eight years, but observers say the prevalence of terror attacks on or around election times has DHS especially on edge.

v"In every transition, departments and agencies are decapitated. All the political appointees disappear," said Bill Galston, a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution.

But the DHS planning effort "sounds more thorough and deeper than the norm," said Galston, who worked in the Clinton White House as a domestic policy adviser.

Documents Obtained By ACLU Describe Charges Of Murder And Torture Of Prisoners In U.S. Custody

VIDEO - Israeli Espionage - Part 1 of 4

Hillary Hammers China Trade, Bill Took $1.25 Mil From Chinese Businesses
There are political observers who see more grounds for concern, noting that Bill Clinton is the adviser closest to Hillary's ear.

VIDEO - Bill & Hillary Clinton: Their Secret Life - #06 of 12
This documentary, entitled Bill Clinton: His Life, came out in 2004, right about the same time as the autobiography, Bill Clinton: My Life. It takes a good, hard look at the dirty dealings of both Bill and Hillary Clinton but, for some reason never achieved the popularity of Michael Moore's fantasy film, Fahrenheit 911. This movie has been thoroughly suppressed by our left-wing media to the point that it's not listed on IMDb, nor can you find anything about it through a Google search. Hopefully that will change now that it's been made available on YouTube. Watch and learn how the Clintons turned the White House into a headquarters for organized crime, communist spying and murder, all while the Clinton-friendly media kept the public distracted by focusing on a few of Slick Willy's petty sexual encounters.

U.S.: Police Occupy Yankton Reservation
Sheriff Ray Westindorf, Sheriff of Charles Mix County in South Dakota and the SD Highway Patrol has initiated a police occupation of Indian Land on the Yankton Reservation. An out of state Hog Farm Corporation has set up shop on the Reservation against the wishes of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, local farmers and community members.

Coleman co-sponsors troubling, under-the-radar domestic terrorism bill
Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman is the Senate co-sponsor of a little-noticed domestic anti-terrorism bill that could carry us several steps closer to the good old days of the House Un-American Activities Committee and Joe McCarthy. The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act (S.1959) is currently in committee after passing the House last year with no media scrutiny and no real debate by a 404-6 margin. The primary sponsor of the Senate bill is fellow Republican Susan Collins of Maine.

The purpose of the measure is to create a permanent federal commission to scrutinize radicals and would-be terrorists, and to fund a series of university-based centers devoted to ferreting out and tracking the dangerous subversives among us. The latter would operate under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security. A handful of critics from the blogosphere and the legal world have called out the measure on grounds that it its vague mandate amounts to criminalizing dissent. But even in the civil liberties demi-monde, it seems to be making little impact.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

IOF artillery shells Palestinian hospital
Two IOF artillery shells slammed into the Wafa'a hospital east of Gaza city at dawn Wednesday severely damaging the ground floor, X-ray department and the laboratory, the hospital administration said in a press release.

The shelling also severed electricity, water and telephone lines, it said, strongly denouncing the act especially when the hospital serves hundreds of aged persons, wounded and handicapped.

Taser may have killed cat in California jail
The scandal-plagued Orange County Sheriff's Department is investigating whether jail staff used a Taser stun gun on a cat that was found dead on facility grounds.
"We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq," Ma'ariv quoted the former prime minister as saying. He reportedly added that these events "swung American public opinion in our favor."

FBI Caused Delay in Terror Case Ahead of Senate Testimony
Counterterrorism officials in FBI headquarters slowed an investigation into a possible conspirator in the 2005 London bombings by forcing a field agent to return documents acquired from a U.S. university. Why? Because the agent received the documents through a lawful subpoena, while headquarters wanted him to demand the records under the USA Patriot Act, using a power the FBI did not have, but desperately wanted.

About one percent of the Web pages being delivered on the Internet are being changed in transit, sometimes in a harmful way, according to researchers at the University of Washington.
Army Spc. Jason Hubbard was forced to leave the combat zone after his two brothers died in the Iraq war, but once at home the soldier faced another battle: The military cut off his family's health care, stopped his G.I. educational subsidies and wanted him to repay his sign-up bonus.

Florida Gov. Crist signs guns at work bill

Some travelers at key airports in New York and Los Angeles may be put through machines that see through clothing and provide a detailed image of a person's body beginning later this week.

Key terrorist trial witness 'talked to birds'

A key witness in the Melbourne trial of 12 alleged terrorists had a history of hearing voices in his head and claimed to communicate with birds, the Supreme Court has heard.

A federal judge declared another mistrial Wednesday against six men accused of plotting to spark an anti-government war by toppling Chicago's Sears Tower and bombing FBI offices.


Another frame-up collapses.

Now, I know you are tired of hearing that, but take a moment and consider something. After all these years of endless show trials of patsies, not one real terrorist guilty of an actual terror attack has been found, arrested, or jailed.

Now, with all the losers being arrested it stands to reason that sooner or later, even through sheer dumb luck, the authorities are going to trip over a real terrorist if any are out there. But it hasn't happened.

Is it possible that except for the "terrorists" (nudge nudge wink wink) who carried out 9-11, that there are no real terrorists threatening the country, and this is WHY the Homeland Security guys are trying to justify their budgets with these attempts to railroad the patsies into jail?

It's like the dog and pony show at the airports. Even the TSA's own testing shows that half of all terrorist bombs would get through the security gates to the airplanes, yet no planes are falling out of the skies, nor are discovered terrorists detonating themselves at the gates.

It's all a hoax.

FBI: Convicted execs plotted to flee before sentencing

Ex-Skybus Employees File Suit The Business Journal of the Greater ...

Iraq Oil to be Shipped to Israel

Top Ohio juvi officer quits under cloud
The Columbus Dispatch

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The deputy superintendent of a juvenile-detention facility resigned shortly after being accused of sexually assaulting a female guard in his office.

Dann places another staffer on administrative leave in harassment probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) -- For the second time in a week, Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann has placed a staff member on administrative leave while an internal investigation into alleged sexual harassment by at least one member of his senior staff continues.

In a statement issued Monday, Dann said he placed Communications Director Leo Jennings on administrative leave, effective immediately. According to Ted Hart, a Dann spokesman who has assumed Jennings' media responsibilities pertaining to the investigation, the action occurred based on "information we received over the weekend related to the ongoing investigation."

With Jennings on administrative leave, Jim Gravelle, Dann's press secretary, has assumed overall responsibility for the AG's communications department.

Hart refused to offer specifics behind Jennings's suspension other than "I am not saying anything about what he might be accused of."

According to Hart, Dann will "not be taking any time off," from his post as Ohio's top lawyer despite the whirlwind of scandal surrounding the AG's office. He noted that Dann was in Northeast Ohio both Monday and Tuesday, making scheduled appearances, attending various meetings and giving speeches. He is scheduled to be in Columbus Wednesday and Thursday to attend to various matters.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland says the governor has not spoken with Dann about the sexual harassment allegations currently plaguing the AG's office. Keith Dailey also said the governor is not currently contemplating appointing an outside agency to investigate the alleged wrongdoings at the AG's office.

Over the weekend, Dann's office denied a request by The Columbus Dispatch for copies of e-mails exchanged between Dann and his former scheduler, Jessica Utovich, between September and November, 2007. Utovich is not one of the two women accusing Dann's staffers of sexual harassment.

According to Hart, Dann intends to comply with the newspaper's request for e-mails, but denied it initially because it was "not a specific enough request." He noted that the AG's office is "in contact with the Dispatch to more clearly define what they want."

Meanwhile, Ben Espy, a senior staffer in Dann's office whom Hart has called a "top dog," continues the internal investigation into the allegations. Said Hart, "Interviews have already begun."
Ohio bank pegs Skybus investment loss at $5.9M The Business ... - Charlotte,NC,USA
Huntington was one of many investors from Central Ohio and Wall Street that contributed to the $160 million that the Columbus carrier raised before making ...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Netanyahu says 9/11 terror attacks good for Israel

April 16, 2008

The Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv on Wednesday reported that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Bar Ilan university that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks had been beneficial for Israel.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Monday's show: Bob Fletcher on the Assassination of Sonny Bono
The World According to Monsanto - A documentary that Americans won't ever see.
On March 11 a new documentary was aired on French television (ARTE - French-German cultural tv channel) by French journalist and film ... all » maker Marie-Monique Robin, The World According to Monsanto - A documentary that Americans won't ever see. The gigantic biotech corporation Monsanto is threatening to destroy the agricultural biodiversity which has served mankind for thousands of years
Shin Bet admits using relatives to pressure jailed Palestinians
The Shin Bet security services on Sunday admitted to arresting relatives of individuals under interrogation to extract confessions from the prisoners.

The head of the Shin Bet's interrogration department told the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee: "Certainly we used this method, but only on one occasion.