Why Nixon resigned instead of facing impeachment.
Nixon resigned over an obstruction of justice charge (with some of the legal groundwork
prepared by a young Hillary Rodham). Nixon resigned gracefully, the media declared the
incident over and Gerald Ford declared that it was time to "put the whole affair behind us
and move forward". This was done because the last thing anyone wanted in Washington D.C.
was an impeachment trial. Even Nixon's worst enemies dared not allow it. The reasoning
was simple. Sooner or later, someone would ask the following question.
"Why, when Nixon's re-election was a study in foregone conclusions, was it necessary
to break into the DNC headquarters at the Watergate?"
November 28th, 2006
These are 10 films that I believe if watched by the majority of US citizens there would be demands
of impeachment, a push
to pull out of Iraq and a complete shift in thought or at the very least some questioning of the
It’s also amazing to me how few people have seen most of these films even the “popular” ones.
By Robert Jensen, AlterNet
Posted on November 23, 2006, Printed on November 25, 2006
One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day
and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective
In fact, indigenous people have offered such a model; since 1970 they have marked the fourth Thursday
of November as a Day of Mourning in a spiritual/political ceremony on Coles Hill overlooking Plymouth
Rock, Massachusetts, one of the early sites of the European invasion of the Americas.
Not only is the thought of such a change in this white-supremacist holiday impossible to imagine, but the
very mention of the idea sends most Americans into apoplectic fits -- which speaks volumes about our
historical hypocrisy and its relation to the contemporary politics of empire in the United States.
Korea and the "Axis of Evil"
by Brian S. Willson
October 12, 2006
Global Research Editor's Note
This text by Vietnam War Veteran, author and peace
activist Brian Willson was first published by Global
Research in 2002. It outlines, what most people in
America do not know and which is particularly
relevant in assessing the alleged "threats" of North
Korea to global security
North Korea lost thirty percent of its population as a
result of US led bombings in the 1950s. US military
sources confirm that 20 percent of north koreas'
population was killed off over a three year period of
Europe Moves To Kill The Internet
New EU rules would prevent uploading video without a license
Steve Watson / Infowars.net | October 17 2006
The latest move to kill off online freedom and the spread of information comes in the
form of proposed EU legislation that would prevent users from uploading any form of
video, whether that be a hard hitting political documentary film or your friends goofing
around with diet coke and Mentos.
A proposed EU directive could extend broadcasting regulations to the internet, hitting
popular video-sharing websites such as YouTube., reports the London Times. This
would mean that websites and mobile phone services that feature video images would
have to conform to standards laid down in Brussels.
Chavez Calls Bush the Devil
by Hugo Chavez
Address to the UN
September 20, 2006
Published on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 by CommonDreams.org
Representatives of the governments of the world, good morning to all of you. First of all,
I would like to invite you, very respectfully, to those who have not read this book, to read it.
Noam Chomsky, one of the most prestigious American and world intellectuals, Noam
Chomsky, and this is one of his most recent books, 'Hegemony or Survival: The
Imperialist Strategy of the United States.'" [Holds up book, waves it in front of
General Assembly.] "It's an excellent book to help us understand what has been
happening in the world throughout the 20th century, and what's happening now,
and the greatest threat looming over our planet.
The hegemonic pretensions of the American empire are placing at risk the very
survival of the human species. We continue to warn you about this danger and
we appeal to the people of the United States and the world to halt this threat,
which is like a sword hanging over our heads. I had considered reading from
this book, but, for the sake of time," [flips through the pages, which are numerous]
"I will just leave it as a recommendation.
The Secret Government:
22 Minute Steaming Video
The Constitution in Crisis
A PBS Documentary
“The National Security Act of ‘47 gave us the National Security Council. Never have we
had a National Security Council so concerned about the nation’s security that we’re
always looking for threats and looking how to orchestrate our society to oppose those
threats. National Security was invented, almost, in 1947, and now it has become the
prime mover of everything we do as measured against something we invented in 1947."
-- U.S. Navy Admiral Gene La Rocque in PBS Documentary "The Secret Government" (view free)
9/7/06 Cong. Ron Paul on House Floor Today
The real problem is most politicians only care about re-election and controlling
Congress. They do not learn from the past because they are and always have
been paid by the military/industrial/banking complex. This is a very detailed
logical talk about the hypocrisy and ineffectiveness of this country's foreign
policy for the past 100 years.
By Jim Hightower, Hightower Lowdown
Posted on August 23, 2006, Printed on August 24, 2006
During his gubernatorial days in Texas, George W let slip a one-sentence
thought that unintentionally gave us a peek into his political soul. In hindsight,
it should've been loudly broadcast all across our land so people could've absorbed
it, contemplated its portent?and roundly rejected the guy's bid for the presidency.
On May 21, 1999, reacting to some satirical criticism of him, Bush snapped:
"There ought to be limits to freedom."
'President Bush is at the Helm of an Administration That
Won't Stop Lying'
Posted on Saturday, July 29 @ 09:41:38 EDT
The Bush Regime has killed tens of thousands of people in Iraq and Afghanistan, mainly women
and children. The deaths are excused as unintended "collateral damage" of the ongoing war, but the
deaths are nonetheless important to the tens of thousands of relatives and friends. An equally important
casualty of the Bush Regime is truth. The American public has been trained to obediently accept their
government's lies fed to them by their government's handmaiden, the US Media. No statement or claim
by a Bush Regime Official is too outlandish to be received with acceptance. Consider the claim by Donald
Rumsfeld, the US Secretary for War and Aggression, made to the Senate Defense Appropriations
Subcommittee on May 17, that Iran was to blame for the instability in Iraq.
Did the senators laugh Rumsfeld out of the room? No.
Did the media remind the "informed public" that it was actually the US invasion and unsuccessful
occupation, together with mass detentions, torture, slaughter of citizens and invasions of their homes,
destruction of infrastructure and entire cities, such as Fallujah, and removal of Saddam Hussein's government,
which kept the three Iraqi factions from each other's throats, that destabilized Iraq? Needless to say, no. The
only person in the Senate committee room who spoke the truth called Rumsfeld a liar and was hauled off by the police.
JFK, 9/11 and Wellstone"
a presentation by
Dr. James H. Fetzer, Ph. D.
given at the University of Minnesota-Duluth
November 16, 2006
By William Greider, The Nation
Posted on July 17, 2006
When Robert Rubin speaks his mind, his thoughts on economic policy are the gold standard
for the Democratic Party. The former Treasury Secretary, now executive co-chair of Citigroup,
captured the party's allegiance in the 1990s as principal architect of Bill Clinton's governing strategy,
the conservative approach known as "Rubinomics" (or less often "Clintonomics"). Balancing the
budget and aggressively pushing trade liberalization went hard against liberal intentions and the party's
working-class base. But when Clinton's second term ended in booming prosperity, full employment
and rising wages, most Democrats told themselves, Listen to Bob Rubin and good things happen.
So it's a big deal when Robert Rubin changes the subject and begins to talk about income inequality
as "a deeply troubling fact of American economic life" that threatens the trading system, even the
stability of "capitalist, democratic society." More startling, Rubin now freely acknowledges what the
American establishment for many years denied or dismissed as inconsequential--globalization's role in
generating the thirty-year stagnation of US wages, squeezing middle-class families and below, while
directing income growth mainly to the upper brackets. A lot of Americans already knew this. Critics of
"free trade" have been saying as much for years. But when Bob Rubin says it, his words can move
politicians, if not financial markets.
'The GOP Steals Another Election, This Time in Mexico'
Posted on Thursday, July 13 @ 09:38:06 EDT
DUMMERSTON, Vt. - If only Al Gore and John Kerry could have been more like Andres
Manuel Lopez Obrador and Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).
In the face of widespread fraud and trickery in the July 2 Mexican presidential election, Lopez
Obrador and his party haven't conceded. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets to protest,
and Lopez Obrador has gone to court to appeal the result.
He says there is evidence of computerized manipulation of election results and other voting fraud. He
wants authorities to conduct a manual recount of all 42 million votes cast in the July 2 election.
Unfortunately, the press is behaving the same way it did in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004 - pretending
that a free and fair election took place and writing off the complaints of fraud as whining by sore losers.
Video and Audio Evidence, an Outraged Citizenry, and Panic from the White House
Are Converging to Make López Obrador the Next Mexican President
By Al Giordano
Part III of a Special Series for The Narco News Bulletin
July 11, 2006
At six p.m. last night, Monday, July 10, neighbors of the office of the Federal Electoral Institute
(IFE, in its Spanish initials) in Comalcalco, Tabasco, witnessed a crime against democracy. They
didn’t just stand there. They did something about it. And this one small example of the fighting spirit
of the Mexican people explains why the historic presidential election fraud of July 2, 2006 will not stand.
Nine days after the fact, neither the IFE, nor President Vicente Fox, nor his National Action Party (PAN),
nor their candidate Felipe Calderón, nor the Commercial Media at their service, have been able to reassert
control over the juggernaut of facts, audio and video evidence, and public outrage that today tramples their
anti-democratic gambit. The Fraud of 2006, and those who attempted it, are drowning under an authentically
democratic tide. Take, for example, what just occurred in the Tabasco town of Comalcalco.
The Neocon Battle for Media
By Robert Parry
June 29, 2006
Since the 1980s, when the neoconservatives burst onto the Washington scene, they have
always understood the power that comes from controlling the flow of information that passes
from the U.S. government to the news media and then to the American people.
This transmission of information through Washington was to these savvy neoconservatives what
a key railroad junction was to Civil War generals, a strategic switching point to be captured and exploited.
Just as the rapid movement of troops and supplies by rail was crucial to those old-time generals,
the dissemination of favored facts and sometimes disinformation via the media was vital to these neocon
“information warriors” who saw their conflict as a “war of ideas” with fronts, both foreign and domestic.
By Davidson Loehr
03/05/06 "ICH" -- -- As we struggle to put the events of and following 9-11-2001 into
the most complete perspective, we’re hampered by having to find a way through the minefields
of “conspiracy theory” accusations. There are so many parts to consider, it’s almost impossible
to argue from any one event. If we argue that the Bush administration was complicit in the attacks
of 9-11 — that they intentionally murdered 3,000 Americans in order to further their imperialistic
agenda abroad and their transformation of America into a command-and-control plutocracy here at
home — a hundred others will pick holes in individual pieces of the 9-11 conspiracy theory, and
derail the argument rather than clarifying or advancing it. It’s like trying to pick up Jell-O without
Nor can this ever be a merely intellectual game. Suggesting that our own leaders orchestrated the
murders of 9-11 — while proposing Arab Muslims as perhaps no more than the fictional enemy
toward which they hope to direct American scorn and fury — this idea evokes deep and powerful
resentment and resistance, whether it is true or not.
Author David Ray Griffin, whose research I’ll be using for some parts of this essay, quotes from a
stunning letter to the Los Angeles Times Magazine from September 18, 2005 from William Yarchin
of Huntington Beach, California:
“The number of contradictions in the official version of … 9/11 is so overwhelming that …
it simply cannot be believed. Yet … the official version cannot be abandoned because the
implication of rejecting it is far too disturbing: that we are subject to a government conspiracy
of “X-Files” proportions and insidiousness.”
By Robert Dreyfuss, The American Prospect
Posted on June 13, 2006, Printed on June 13, 2006
At the very heart of U.S. Middle East policy, from the war in Iraq to pressure for regime
change in Iran and Syria to the spread of free-market democracy in the region, sits the
39-year-old daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney. Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney, appointed to
her post in February 2005, has a tongue-twisting title: principal deputy assistant secretary of
state for Near Eastern Affairs and coordinator for broader Middle East and North Africa
initiatives. By all accounts, it is an enormously powerful post, and one for which she is uniquely
During the past 15 months, Elizabeth Cheney has met with and bolstered a gaggle of Syrian exiles,
often in tandem with John Hannah and David Wurmser, top officials in the Office of the Vice
President (OVP); has pressed hard for money to accelerate the administration's ever more overt
campaign for forced regime change in both Damascus and Teheran; and has overseen an increasingly
discredited push for American-inspired democratic reform from Morocco to Iran.
Neo-Fascism in America
by Jim Macgregor
This article details the incredible influence the Rockefeller family
has had over our government. This article coupled with the film
"JFK2 - The Bush Connection" available for free viewing at
v911t.org contain important information everyone in the 911 Truth
movement should know.
By Danny Schechter, MediaChannel.org
Posted on May 27, 2006, Printed on May 28, 2006
We all know, all of us in America anyway, that Memorial Day weekend marks the start of
summer. It's about the downtime ahead, the vacation that's coming, the shutting down of the
serious in anticipation of fun in the sun.
Officially, it is also about honoring the dead, and there will be parades by veterans and flags flying
on TV newscasts. Most of it is set in the present with little referencing of the past or memory itself.
Memories work on us on every level, especially when they slip out of mind. A memory exhibit at
San Francisco's Exploratorium museum touches on the usual: "You get to school and realize you
forgot your lunch at home. You take a test, and you can't remember half the answers. You see the
new kid who just joined your class, and you can't remember his name. Some days, it seems like your
brain is taking a holiday -- you can't remember anything!"
But memories are not just individual properties. Societies have memories, or should. And our news
world and information technologies could or should have the capacity to keep us in touch with our
collective memory, our recent history, the only context in which new facts find meaning.
MI6 Are The Lords Of The Global Drug Trade
Commentary By James Casbolt, Former MI6 Agent
It may be a revelation to many people that the global drug trade is controlled and run by
the intelligence agencies. In this global drug trade British intelligence reigns supreme.
As intelligence insiders know MI5 and MI6 control many of the other intelligence agencies
in the world (CIA, MOSSAD etc) in a vast web of intrigue and corruption that has its global
power base in the city of London, the square mile.
My name is James Casbolt and I worked for MI6 in 'black ops' cocaine trafficking with the
IRA and MOSSAD in London and Brighton between 1995 and 1999. My father Peter Casbolt
was also MI6 and worked with the CIA and mafia in Rome, trafficking cocaine into Britain.
Letter From President Of Iran To George Bush
By Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
12 May, 2006
Mr. George Bush, President of the United States of America,
For sometime now I have been thinking, how one can justify the undeniable contradictions
that exist in the international arena -- which are being constantly debated, especially in political
forums and amongst university students. Many questions remain unanswered. These have
prompted me to discuss some of the contradictions and questions, in the hopes that it might
bring about an opportunity to redress them.
Can one be a follower of Jesus Christ (PBUH), the great Messenger of God, feel obliged to
respect human rights, present liberalism as a civilization model, announce one's opposition to the
proliferation of nuclear weapons and WMDs, make War and Terror his slogan, and finally, work
towards the establishment of a unified international community – a community which Christ and
the virtuous of the Earth will one day govern, but at the same time, have countries attacked; the
lives, reputations and possessions of people destroyed and on the slight chance of the … of a …
criminals in a village city, or convoy for example the entire village, city or convey set ablaze.
Exposed: The Carlyle Group
Shocking documentary uncovers the subversion of Americas democracy.
JFK-2 - The Bush Connection
This film brought it all together for me. I think everyone in the 911
truth movement should watch it. Bear in mind the big money connection
to Kennedy as you watch this. The film doesn't mention that Kennedy was
a proponent of returning to the gold standard. But the film is great
about explaining the connections between the Bush family, the CIA,
fascism and the Kennedy assasination.
Comments On David Sirota's New Book: Hostile Takeover
By Stephen Lendman
12 May, 2006
I'd like to begin my commentary on David Sirota's important new book Hostile Takeover
with my strong endorsement of his fine work. Everyone should read it to learn what's really
going on around us that affects us all in the most important ways I know and which most
people at best only vaguely understand on many if not most of the major issues. Those who
read it will learn in stunning and graphic detail how large corporations in league with government
at all levels serving their interests and not ours are destroying the democratic pillars of our society.
The result now evident when we know the facts David presents is a great irreversible harm to the
great majority unless we can collectively act in time to reverse the destructive path and economically
downward trajectory we're now on - all planned and implemented by our elected officials in service
to their generous corporate benefactors. In his important book, David lucidly explains the problem in
detail and gives us an action plan to fight back.
By Joshua Holland, AlterNet
Posted on May 5, 2006, Printed on May 5, 2006
When George W. Bush says that he wants to spread freedom to every corner of
the earth, he means it.
But of course the president that turned Soviet-era gulags into secret CIA prisons in
order to do God-knows-what to God-knows-whom isn't talking about individual
freedom. He means corporate freedom -- freedom for the great multinationals to extract
everything they can from the world's resources and labor without the hindrance of public
interest laws, environmental regulations or worker protections.
Bush's vision of a free world actually looks just like the corporate globalization agenda pushed by
a succession of American presidents in institutions like the World Trade Organization.
But this administration yearns for freedom too much to leave it up to trade negotiators. Unlike his
predecessors, Bush isn't content to use carrots and sticks and a liberal dose of arm twisting to
advance that agenda. His administration has made the neoliberal policies euphemistically referred
to as "free-trade" a centerpiece of its national security policy.
Bush is willing to use the awesome force of the United States military to guarantee the freedom
of the world's largest multinationals.
The United States Of Israel?
By Robert Fisk
28 April, 2006
Across the United States, there is growing evidence that the Israeli and neo-conservative
lobbies are acquiring ever greater power. The cancellation by a New York theatre company
of My Name is Rachel Corrie - a play based on the writings of the young American girl
crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza in 2003 - has deeply shocked liberal
Jewish Americans, not least because it was Jewish American complaints that got the performance pulled.
"How can the West condemn the Islamic world for not accepting Mohamed cartoons,"
Philip Weiss asked in The Nation, "when a Western writer who speaks out on behalf of
Palestinians is silenced? And why is it that Europe and Israel itself have a healthier debate
over Palestinian human rights than we can have here?" Corrie died trying to prevent the
destruction of a Palestinian home. Enemies of the play falsely claim that she was trying to
stop the Israelis from collapsing a tunnel used to smuggle weapons. Hateful e-mails were
written about Corrie. Weiss quotes one that reads: "Rachel Corrie won't get 72 virgins but she
got what she wanted."
A Culture of Corruption
Let's Save Our Democracy by Getting Money Out of Politics
by Bill Moyers Thursday, April 6, 2006 the Washington Spectator
Money is choking our democracy to death. Our elections are bought out
from under us and our public officials are doing the bidding of
mercenaries. So powerful is the hold of wealth on politics that we
cannot say America is working for all Americans. The majority may
support such broad social goals as affordable medical coverage for
all, decent wages for working people, safe working conditions, a
secure retirement, and clean air and water, but there is no
government "of, by, and for the people" to deliver on those aspirations.
Our system of privately financed campaigns has shut regular people
out of any meaningful participation in democracy. Less than one-half of
one percent of all Americans made a political contribution of $200 or
more to a federal candidate in 2004. When the average cost of winning
a seat in the House of Representatives has topped $1 million, we can
no longer refer to that chamber as "The People's House." Congress
belongs to the highest bidder.
The Suppressed Article
This is the article which had been scheduled to appear in the Washington Post. After having
cleared the legal department for all possible questions of inaccurate statements, the article was
scheduled for publication when just as the presses were set to roll, Washington Post Managing
Editor Bob Kaiser (Like George Bush, a member of the infamous "Skull & Bones Fraternity),
killed the article without explanation. According to the sidebar which appeared with the Penthouse
Magazine version of this story, Bob Kaiser refused to even meet with Sally Denton and Roger Morris,
hiding in his office while his secretary made excuses.
This is the story that couldn't be suppressed. An investigative report into a scandal that haunts
the reputations of three presidents - Reagan, Bush, and Clinton.
US Planning Fourth Attempt To Oust Hugo Chavez
By Stephen Lendman
18 April, 2006
This essay has a duel purpose. I began it initially to explain how sophisticated and effective
the dominant corporate media is in programming the public mind to believe whatever message
they deliver regardless of whether it's true which it rarely is. I chose the title Reeducation 101 -
Defogging and Reversing the Corporate Media's Programming of the Public Mind which I'm now
using as the heading of my introductory section. Along with that discussion, I then planned a detailed
case study example of how they're doing it by demonizing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias
with a building and resonating drumbeat of invective in advance of the US government's fourth attempt
to oust him. That discussion follows my introductory section.
Imminent Decline Of Empire?
By Ramzy Baroud
12 April, 2006
The miscalculated policies of the US administration in the Middle East are quickly depleting the
country’s ability to sustain its once unchallenged global position. Winds of change are blowing
everywhere, and there is little that Washington’s ideologues can do to stop it.
The above claim is increasingly finding its way into the realm of mainstream thinking, despite all
attempts to mute or relegate its import. A recent speech by US Republican congressman and
chairman of the House of international relations committee, Henry Hyde was the focal point of
analysis by Martin Jacques in The Guardian. "Our power has the grave liability of rendering our
theories about the world immune from failure. But by becoming deaf to easily discerned warning
signs, we may ignore long-term costs that result from our actions and dismiss reverses that should
lead to a re-examination of our goals and means," Hyde said.
In his poignant analysis — decoding Hyde’s deliberately implicit thoughts — Jacques argued, "The
Bush administration stands guilty of an extraordinary act of imperial overreach which has left the
US more internationally isolated than ever before, seriously stretched financially, and guilty of neglect
in east Asia and elsewhere."
What if Crazy Conspiracy Theories Are Actually Correct?
Date: Monday, April 03 @ 10:15:03 EDT
Topic: War & Terrorism
We've all read books and seen movies about astonishing crimes perpetrated by those completely
without scruples. Usually they involve individuals or gangs, and we understand the selfishly immoral
motivation. Are corporations or government really that different?
The United States isn't at war with Islam, or even "terrorism."
George Bush invaded Iraq to assure U.S. multinational-corporate access to oil, giving America a
decisive upper hand over its capitalist rivals. It's all about who'll be international top dog. Untold
billions of dollars are at stake. The same goes for Iran, Washington's likely, next target.
It isn't preposterous to think evil conspiracies are unfolding.
NO MORE CHEAP OIL SAYS CHAVEZ
THE NEW WORLD OIL ORDER:
HUGO CHAVEZ TELLS BBC, WE HAVE MORE OIL THAN SAUDI ARABIA
Greg Palast Reporting for BBC Newsnight TV
Monday, April 3, 2006
In an exclusive interview with GREG PALAST, Hugo Chávez declares a new
Venezuela officially demands OPEC recognize his nation's reserves as
The War Drums Are Getting Louder
By Stephen Lendman
01 April, 2006
The way things are today, why on earth would the "big fool lunatics in charge" in Washington
ever want another war or maybe two of them. Already they're "waist deep in the Big Muddy"
in two out-of-control debacles in the Middle East and Central Asia, and the country is leaching
multi-billions we don't have to pay for them. Despite this hopeless chaos, it looks almost certain
we're now headed for a new one against another Middle East 4-letter country beginning with the
letter "I", and may try to "double our displeasure" by including a "fracas in Caracas." I just learned
about an "Operation Bilbao" which appears to be blueprint to overthrow the Chavez government
and likely includes in it targeted assassinations starting with the guy in charge.
Weinberger, Bushes & Iran-Contra
By Robert Parry
March 29, 2006
On Christmas Eve Day 1992, as many Americans were wrapping holiday gifts or rushing
off to visit relatives, the nation’s history took a turn that blacked out key chapters of the
recent past and foreshadowed troubling developments in the future.
At the center of that historic moment was former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger,
who died on March 28 at the age of 88. In 1992, he was one of six defendants in the Iran-Contra
scandal who received Christmas Eve pardons from President George H.W. Bush less than a
month before Bush left office.
If Bush had not granted those pardons, Weinberger would have gone on trial in early 1993
facing perjury and obstruction charges, a courtroom drama that could have changed how
Americans perceived key figures from the Reagan administration, including Colin Powell and
President Bush himself.
US Nuclear Hypocrisy
By Doug Lorimer
23 March, 2006
Green Left Weekly
While pushing for international sanctions against Iran for pursuing its legal right under the
nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to research the production of nuclear fuel (low-enriched uranium),
US President George Bush has agreed to provide India with access to US civilian nuclear technology,
even though India has nuclear weapons and is not a signatory to the NPT.
The US-India deal, which was finalised by Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on
March 2, demonstrates Washington’s nuclear double standard. Under the deal, India will put only
14 of its 22 nuclear reactors under inspection by the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
to ensure that no nuclear material from them is used for military purposes. The other eight reactors
will continue to provide highly enriched uranium and plutonium for the construction of nuclear weapons.
India, regarded by the Pentagon as a “strategic partner”, is estimated to have about 100 nuclear bombs.
AMERICA PROGRAMMED FOR WAR
What Every American Should Know
By Brian Bogart
09/01/05 — For instruction in times of confusion, it is often best to look at the beginning.
There is no more instructive a place for today’s condition than the start of the Cold War.
This story contains within it the cause and solution: the weakest point in United States foreign
policy, and a legal basis for the strongest push toward a peaceful change of priorities by the most
dedicated people in America—you.
“In the counsels of Government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence,
whether sought or unsought, by the Military Industrial Complex. The potential for the disastrous
rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination
endanger our liberties or democratic processes.”
—President Dwight Eisenhower, upon leaving office; January 1961
'National Amnesia: An Interview with Gore Vidal'
Posted on Sunday, March 12 @ 09:02:06 EST
Novelist and political essayist Gore Vidal on Bush as a corporate puppet, the failure
of the media and our loss of a collective memory
Gore Vidal has been watching American political life for a long time and is liking less and
less of what he sees. Born to deep political connections including the Gore and Kennedy
clans, Vidal's early series of eight novels, including his debut, "Williwaw" (1946), and
"The City and the Pillar" (1948), established him as a major young post-World War II
novelist alongside Norman Mailer and Truman Capote. He ran for both the House and
the Senate, but it was his National Book Award-winning 1993 tome, "United States: Essays,
1952-1992," that established him as one of this country's most authoritative political commentators
on subjects from American dynasties, homosexuality, artists and intelligentsia.
More recently, he has savaged George W. Bush as a transparent corporate shill and an accomplice
in a grand betrayal of the polity in a barrage of essays including his 2004 collection, "Imperial
America: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia."
By Geoffrey Lean and Jonathan Owen
Published: 12 March 2006
Donald Rumsfeld has made a killing out of bird flu. The US Defence Secretary has
made more than $5m (£2.9m) in capital gains from selling shares in the biotechnology
firm that discovered and developed Tamiflu, the drug being bought in massive amounts
by Governments to treat a possible human pandemic of the disease.
Nuclear India: A Future Menace?
By Ivan Eland
March 8, 2006
Editor's Note: George W. Bush's acceptance of India's rogue nuclear-weapons program
shows again how short-term political objectives can augur dangerous long-term consequences.
In the 1980s, the Reagan-Bush administration was so eager to use Pakistan as a route
to get Stinger missiles and other weapons to Osama bin-Laden and Islamic radicals
fighting Soviet troops in Afghanistan that CIA analysts were bullied into closing their
eyes to Pakistan's development of a nuclear bomb. Then, the Pakistani bomb-makers
contributed to nuclear proliferation both by selling the technology and giving rival India
an incentive to build its own bomb.
Bin-Laden, of course, switched from U.S. ally to U.S. enemy. Pakistan, while now run by a
pro-U.S. dictator, also is facing a rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism that could sooner
or later deliver Pakistan's nuclear bombs to a radical Islamic state and possibly to al-Qaeda.
Bush's public siding with India only increases that likelihood. Bush also is silent on Israel's
secret nuclear arsenal.
So, instead of developing a comprehensive strategy for reducing the nuclear danger in the Middle
East and South Asia, Bush's foreign-policy team is rewarding India for its defiance of non-proliferation
rules and concentrating international pressure on what appears to be a longer-term risk from Iran,
which most experts say is far away from developing a nuclear capability.
Dubai Port Deal is Nothing Compared to Ptech
By Devlin Buckley
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Mar 6, 2006, 00:49
While Congress and the media focus on the potential dangers of a UAE-owned
company running American port operations, any possible threat is dwarfed by the
current insecurity of the US government’s computer infrastructure, which has
been compromised by a company with alleged multiple connections to terrorist
The company, once known as Ptech (now GoAgile), has been contracted to provide
sophisticated computer software to several government agencies, including the
Army, the Air Force, Naval Air Command, Congress, the Department of Energy, the
Department of Justice, Customs, the FAA, the IRS, NATO, the FBI, the Secret
Service, and the White House.
Shortly after 9/11, the company’s primary investor, Yassin al-Qadi (al-Kadi),
was identified by the US government as a specially designated global terrorist.
Officials describe al-Qadi as one of Osama bin Laden’s "chief money
launderers," and allege he transferred as much as $3 billion to al-Qaeda during
By Alex Sabbeth
March 5, 2006
The new Zogby poll gauging the opinions of American troops in Iraq has drawn
attention mostly because it finds that 72 percent believe the United States should
withdraw in a year or less and only 23 percent favor George W. Bush’s plan to
“stay the course.”
But the poll also illustrates the power of propaganda.
Shockingly, 85 percent of the troops questioned believe they are fighting in Iraq
“to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the 9-11 attacks” – one of the key Iraq War myths
built by Bush’s frequent juxtaposition of references to Osama bin-Laden and Saddam
This subliminal message has stuck with the vast majority of U.S. troops even though
Bush eventually acknowledged publicly that there is no evidence linking Saddam to
the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
In other words, more than eight in 10 of the U.S. soldiers and Marines in Iraq think
they are there avenging the 3,000 people killed on Sept. 11, even though the U.S.
government lacks evidence of the connection.
The Reality Of India-US Nuclear Deal
By Binu Mathew
03 March, 2006
The nuclear deal with India is not a benevolent gift from the emperor to a client state.
It was a clever move to put India out of the competition for fossil fuels which is getting
ever scarcer. Bush spelt it out very cleverly in New Delhi - "It's in our economic interests
that India have a civilian nuclear power industry to help take the pressure off the global
demand for energy.To the extent that we can reduce demand for fossil fuels, it will help
the American consumer."
President Bush's Middle East Policy is without Rhyme or Reason.
Would Someone Please Interfere in Our Elections?
Posted on Wednesday, February 22 @ 09:51:58 EST
Superpower as Global Dependent
President Bush's Middle East policy is without rhyme or reason.
According to Bush and his neoconservatives, the only way to make America safe
from terrorists is to force democracy upon the Middle East. Only ideologues completely
ignorant of the Middle East could come to that conclusion.
Bush's invasion of Iraq turned a country with a secular government that suppressed
terrorism over to Shia Islamists allied with Iran.
Bush's invasion of Afghanistan turned the country back to warlordism from the unified polity
that the Taliban were achieving and revitalized the drug trade that helps to finance terrorism.
Bush's interference in the Palestinian election brought Hamas to office. Bush's interference
in Egyptian elections achieved gains for the Muslim Brotherhood. Bush's interference in the
Pakistani elections put half the country into Islamic hands.
PERMANENT BASES POINT TOWARD PERMANENT WAR:
IS THE NEOCON NIGHTMARE WINDING DOWN, OR JUST
Evan Augustine Peterson III, J.D., OrbStandard
"To initiate a war of aggression is, therefore, not only an international crime; it is the
supreme international crime, differing from other war crimes only in that it contains
within itself the accumulated evil of the whole." - Judgment of the International Military
Tribunal at Nuremberg, relating to "Count Two, the Crime of Aggression," as brought
against Herman Goering, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and 14 other defendants.
In Mr. Bush's "State 0f The Union" address, he claimed that "US forces will be drawn
down as Iraqi forces stand up."  However, this claim is flatly contradicted by the
Pentagon's ongoing multibillion-dollar expenditures for the construction of 106 permanent
bases - including six hi-tech "super-bases" - inside Iraq. 
Is there a reason why the USA's mainstream media won't report on those 106 bases, and
why Congress won't debate the Pentagon's base-construction projects? The simplest answer
is that the government-media complex has declared this subject taboo because it would reveal
the USA's intention to militarily occupy Iraq for decades. 
Iran-Pakistan-India Gas Pipeline in Trouble
By Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
14 February, 2006
NEW DELHI , Feb 14 (IPS) - Along with the possibility of international sanctions hanging over
Iran, the future of a 2,600 km pipeline to transport natural gas from Iran to India through Pakistan,
that is actively opposed by Washington, has fallen into jeopardy.
While the three regional governments are going through the motions of planning for the seven
billion US dollar project and say that it will be unaffected by an International Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA) referral of Iran's nuclear dossier to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), analysts say
chances of the pipeline being built are now remote.
Pakistan's oil minister Amanullah Khan Jadoon will be visiting India for two days from Feb. 17 to
resume talks on the pipeline with Murli Deora, India's newly-appointed minister for petroleum and
Significantly, Deora is perceived as belonging to the pro-U.S. lobby within India's ruling Congress party
while Mani Shankar Aiyar, the man he replaced, a fortnight ago has openly socialist views.
by Edward Spannaus
Vice President Dick Cheney, visibly and increasingly in the target zone in the criminal
investigation of the Valerie Plame obstruction-of-justice case, is desperately trying to
orchestrate the coverup around the National Security Agency domestic spying scandal.
Informed sources indicate that it was Cheney, not President Bush, who was behind the
illegal surveillance of Americans, and thus it is Cheney who is also most vulnerable in this
case, if and when the true scope of the spying operation becomes known.
It is openly acknowledged that it was the Vice President and his legal counsel, now chief of
staff, David Addington, who ordered that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales refuse to answer
any pertinent questions, during his embarrassing appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 6.
Lyndon LaRouche pointed out that Gonzales was, in effect, "taking the Fifth" in refusing to testify.
"Gonzales is refusing to honor his Constitutional obligations to report to the Senate," LaRouche said,
"and it's particularly dangerous at this time," pointing to the British-orchestrated confrontation
brewing between the United States and Iran.
Mon Feb 6th, 2006 at 09:35:29 AM EDT ::
TAKING ON THE PNAC
Friday/Saturday, February 3-4, 2005
By Jeff Archer / Malcolm Lagauche
The Project for the New American Century, commonly called the PNAC, appears to
be just another initialed group to many. Few U.S. citizens are aware of the organization
and its goals.
To make my point, a few nights ago, I spoke to the Atheist Coalition of San Diego about
my upcoming book, The Mother of all Battles. There were about 70 people in the audience,
most of whom are above-average in political knowledge compared to the general public.
When I asked who had heard of the PNAC, only about 20 people raised their hands. This
shows that even many people who are politically aware lack knowledge of the group.
In 1997, the PNAC published its agenda. It is no secret. The group has a website
(www.newamericancentury.org) on which it states the 21st century is America's time to
take over the world militarily. It designates areas of the world by numbers and how and why
to get them conquered.
The Israeli Spy Ring
Prior to 9/11, the FBI had discovered the presence of a massive spy ring inside
the United States run by the government of Israel. This seems a harsh gratitude
from a nation which obtains 10% of its annual budget from the American taxpayer,
$3+ billion a year. Over the years, American taxpayers have been required to send
Israel more than four times what the US spent to go to the moon.
A Criminal Administration
by Paul Craig Roberts
January 2, 2006
Caught in gratuitous and illegal spying on American citizens, the Bush administration has
defended its illegal activity and set the Justice (sic) Department on the trail of the person
or persons who informed the New York Times of Bush’s violation of law. Note the astounding
paradox: The Bush administration is caught red-handed in blatant illegality and responds by
trying to arrest the patriot who exposed the administration’s illegal behavior.
Bush has actually declared it treasonous to reveal his illegal behavior! His propagandists, who
masquerade as news organizations, have taken up the line: To reveal wrong-doing by the Bush
administration is to give aid and comfort to the enemy.
Compared to Spygate, Watergate was a kindergarden picnic. The Bush administration’s lies,
felonies, and illegalities have revealed it to be a criminal administration with a police state
mentality and police state methods. Now Bush and his attorney general have gone the final
step and declared Bush to be above the law. Bush aggressively mimics Hitler’s claim that
defense of the realm entitles him to ignore the rule of law.
Of The Evil Empire:
Imperialist Devastation of Peoples and the Evils Done in our Names
By Manuel Valenzuela
01/11/06 Information Clearing House- -- Let us for a few moments put aside our
lavish lifestyles of fortuitous endowment and providence that have made us blind to
the realities of billions of our fellow humans. Let us ignore our plasma televisions,
our DVDs, our two-story cookie cutter homes and gas-guzzling SUVs. Let us promise
to not open our overstocked pantries and refrigerators, or to go out and eat at one of
many corporate controlled franchise restaurants offering vast assortments of gargantuan
meals. We should ignore the opulence of our society that dwells permanently in our minds
that makes us forget the severe indigence and suffering that transpires beyond our shores
In short, we should come out of our luxurious bubble that has shielded us from the evils
inflicted on billions of humans that have not been as privy to a life of safety and security.
Let us traverse the road of reality, sojourning through history and through mirages of
hidden truths. Let us dive into the making of the Evil Empire so that we may see what
our government has and continues to do in our name. The road ahead will not be easy
to swallow or comprehend, yet we must open our minds to the possibility that what has
happened is real and what is occurring is not fiction. Only then will we understand why
our hands are smeared in the blood of tens of millions of human cadavers and countless
more whose lives and futures have been devastated at the hands of the United States of
America. Only by knowing who and what we are can we correct ourselves.
THE WHITE HOUSE SEVEN
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( WHO'S PULLING THE STRINGS )
Please take note that George Bush junior was but a teenager when
the men mentioned below were appointed to powerful public offices
by his father, former President George Bush senior.
Therefore George Bush junior, a stranger to Washington, D.C, had
no way to know any of them except through his father. Now they
make up most of George Bush jr's administration.
Also note that - all - of them developed their pre-emptive military
strike philosophy during their years with George Bush Senior's
Administration between 1988 and 1992.
Then notice that every one of the following persons were selected
for their respective posts in George Bush junior's administration
LONG BEFORE September 11, 2001. Therefore, no one can
make the claim that they were "brought on board" George Bush
junior's Administration for their expertise in dealing with the
Sept. 11, 2001 bombing of the World Trade Center, because they
were part of Bush junior's administration nine full months before
No indeed. They were all appointed to the George W. Bush
Administration through George junior at the behest of his father,
former President George Bush senior, for the SOLE PURPOSE
of pursuing his father's publicly announced policy of Pax Americana,
The American Empire.
A Warning To The World
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones/Prison Planet | July 12 2005
The London bombings are a clear indication that the Globalists have not changed
tactics and are getting ever more desperate to advance an agenda based on a simple
time tested manipulation of fear.
It is now time for all governments who still operate outside of the control of the
Globalists to come forward and join humanity in unveiling the real terrorists who are
attempting to deform the world into a prison planet.
The message is clear, if you do not surrender all national sovereignty and control to
the new world order, you will be targeted for elimination. They are coming for you.
Sitting back and hoping it never comes to fruition is merely delaying the inevitable.
The only hope your country and its future generations have will be protected by you
standing up in unified opposition to the Globalists and helping to expose their state