Tuesday, 19 November 2002

Allegations of British collusion in Omagh bombing

So you think that the British government would never do something like bomb its own citizens... Well think again...

Information has emerged that the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) may have been informed 48 hours prior to the event that the Real IRA was to plant the bomb in the town of Omagh on August 15, 1998 that killed 29 people and injured more than 200. Accusations have also been made that the bombing was the work of a British double agent within the Real IRA.

A former British double agent calling himself “Kevin Fulton” has made the allegations. Fulton was an ex-British army soldier, who says he was recruited by the secret service to inform on the activities of the IRA in the 1980s. He claims to have been an informer up until the IRA cease-fire in 1996.

Fulton has made the allegation to a number of media sources, including Channel Four news and the Guardian newspaper.

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Osama is Under Your Bed

by William Rivers Pitt

It's been a nervous week. Every night before bed, I've taken a broom handle and thrust it under my bed. Each time, I'm waiting for the "Oof!" Osama is under there, I just know it. If the President says it, it must be true, right? One of these nights, I'll bust that Osama in the ribs with my handle. Just you wait. I'm keeping my feet under the covers, though. You know, just in case.

It happens like clockwork these days: A significant piece of legislation comes before Congress that was ostensibly drafted to help defend the nation against terrorism. Line items within the legislation do away with previously sacrosanct personal freedoms outlined within the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Should said legislation pass, the power of the federal government to arrest and detain citizens without trial or access to attorney, to search private homes without warrant or notice, to tap telephone and computer communications, and to keep vital information secreted away from the eyes of the public, would be greatly enhanced.

In the days leading up to the mandated Congressional debate regarding said legislation, terror warnings suddenly bloom like nightshade. The White House or the FBI or the CIA, or all three in concert, ratchet up the national tension level with forecasts of doom and death and fire from unknown quarters. Said legislation passes without so much as leaving a wake in its path, nothing explodes, and everyone goes on with their lives in the belief that they just narrowly dodged a bullet. At the conclusion of the process, the foundations of American freedom have been redacted, edited, clipped and round-filed.

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The Zionist Roots of the "War on Terror"

by Henry Makow, Ph.D.

Until recently I accepted Israel's self-image as a beleaguered, peace-loving nation in a sea of blood thirsty Arabs. The idea that this tiny state had imperialist designs seemed ludicrous.

But what if, unknown to most Israelis, the world's power elite were using Israel to advance their New World Order? What if Israel's role were to colonize the Middle East, and to become the seat of the World Religion?

Israel's Sacred Terrorism" (1980) by Livia Rokach, a 63-page monograph readable on line suggests that this bizarre scenario may not be so preposterous. http://abbc.com/historia/zionism/rokach.html

Rokach's monograph is based on revelations from the personal diary of Moshe Sharett, who was Israeli's first Foreign Minister from 1948-1956, and Prime Minister from 1954-1956.

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Official 9/11 commission set to ignore Israeli connection

In the months prior to 9/11 a flurry of activity by Israeli intelligence agents in the U.S. signaled that something big was going on – but the FBI, the CIA, and the myriad of federal agencies charged with protecting this country from terrorism hadn't a clue. Now, why is that?

The answer is hidden in the fog of prevarications, obfuscation, and lame excuses cooked up by our government to explain the unexplainable: how and why did a conspiracy years in the making elude the intelligence chieftains of the American security apparatus? Now the U.S. government, under tremendous pressure from the families of the victims of 9/11, has yielded and agreed to an inquiry into why and how 9/11 happened.

Let the cover-up begin!

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Monday, 18 November 2002

Amrozi: Bali's Psychedelic Nuclear Bomber

The latest (18/11/02) update to Joe's Bali bombing articles, I've posted the whole of the update even though it's a bit long because the server it's hosted on is up and down like a yo-yo...

by Joe Vialls

Late on Wednesday 15 November, just one day before the special Hindu cleansing ceremony of the Bali bombsite in Kuta Beach, the local Indonesian police chief thoughtfully paraded prime suspect Amrozi in front of the assembled media pack. The fact that Amrozi was clearly disoriented, rambling, as high as a kite on drugs and separated from western journalists by a thick glass wall, was apparently not a problem for our sacred guardians of the truth.

Despite the obvious audio impediments and complete lack of direct access, Australian and Singaporean media outlets were nonetheless able to “accurately” interpret Amrozi’s muffled and garbled mixture of Javanese and Indonesian, to mean that he confessed to killing nearly 300 people at Kuta Beach, with a minivan full of potassium chlorate detergent stolen from Java.

Not only that, but as Amrozi peered hopefully through a thick psychedelic haze to wave cheerfully at the television cameras, we were further asked to believe he claimed to enjoy killing people, wanted to kill some more, and in particular wanted to kill lots and lots of Americans. So thick was the psychedelic fog surrounding him, Amrozi completely forgot that the punishment for “confessing” to such crimes in Indonesia is death by firing squad.

Needless to say, the entire media event was contrived rubbish, but it served the purpose for which it was mounted, i.e. to drive increased levels of Australian hatred against Amrozi, and through him against all Muslims across south east Asia. Australian relatives of the dead at the Hindu ceremony understandably shouted “kill him”, while Australian politicians at home took the opportunity to increase religious and ethnic division with comments including “ugly sneering Indonesian attitudes”, and “these people are vicious and dangerous.”

To establish exactly who arranged and paid for the Amrozi charade in Bali, we need only look at exactly where the story was covered and broadcast in excessive detail by the western media, and who benefited most from staging the charade in the first place. Australians were beyond doubt the prime media target audience, with Indonesians following a close second. There was also significant coverage in Great Britain, but virtually none at all in America.

Think about it people, think about it. Here was the alleged Bali “culprit” confessing to one of the biggest civilian mass murders in history, and apparently linked to the very same alleged “terrorist organizations” peddled incessantly by the American media. On its own track record, New York should have snapped the story up immediately, and used it to further promote its fictional “terrorist” groups.

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Rockefellers, CIA, Knights of Malta - Same Names - Same Bullshit

by voxfux

One by one our most established institutions fall suspect and we become engaged in conflicts, not of our choosing. And throughout it all, the same names keep popping up - The Knights of Malta, The CIA, The Rockefellers, The Council on Foreign Relations, The Bilderburg group, The Trilateral Commission.

It is with complete accuracy to state that these organizations do not exist to support the hopes and aspirations of the free democratic people of the world. No, what these groups are all about is the privledge of the few. These massive undemocratic, unelected and top secret groups are as big as governments and dedicated to one goal. the enrichment of the fortunes of a few families.

But how to explain the complexities of this massive strategy, to joe and jane sixpack. Simple - grab them and cast doubt on everything they, "know." Tell them that they are getting fucked.

People have a knack for knowing when they are getting it hard. Sometimes it takes someone to explain just how hard they are getting it. And then you see people snap out of it, and go, "Ya know, I kinda thought so."

Get them to start questioning the stories - show them some of the facts - as soon as they start questioning the stories, even the dimmest of persons are able to catch glimpses of this dark "control through deception" scheme. Once they catch their first glimpse at the big lie that is attempting to lure them in, they are free. For once you catch a glimpse of the truth, your taste for it becomes ovewhelming - You want more.

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Amnesty International & Israel: Say it Isn't So!

As a paid-up member of Amnesty this article shocked me, I've emailed AI headquarters to get an official response. As soon as I hear from them it'll be posted to this spot...

by Paul de Rooij

Any organization fighting torture and other human rights abuses deserves our support. A recognized leader in this fight is Amnesty International (AI), helping people escape with their lives or avoid torture for decades.

Given AI's track record and its role as a human rights monitor, one must be careful leveling criticism against it. But one can no longer be silent about AI's stance regarding Israel and Palestine.

This article analyzes Amnesty's entire public record and stance during the current intifada (Sep. 2000 thru Sep. 2002). It is an analysis of a meager record of 83 press releases and six reports . It reveals the following shortcomings and questions about its stance.

1. Trivializing Israeli violence
2. Why is there violence at all?
3. The human rights mantra--apolitical fence sitting
4. Transfer.
5. An astonishing report.
6. Evident bias
7. Adopting Israeli-centric language
8. The harmful
9. The Absurd
10. The questions
11. The semi-useful
12. Sharon
13. Israeli propaganda compliant

AI's approach will please the Israeli government and its supporters. AI's current stance not only doesn't offend pro-Israeli organizations, it doesn't call for effective action putting it on a collision course.

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Americans need truth before starting a war

How important is the truth as America confronts Iraq? Enormously.
People in some parts of the world are not accustomed to the truth and do not expect to get it. The condition of their lives reflects as much.

A Syrian pundit once told me about a proverb which I found dubious but nonetheless appropriate to events in the Middle East.

"There is nothing more beautiful than a well-constructed lie," he said.

Certainly the truth is an elusive commodity in the region. In my own experience as a correspondent there in the 1970s and 1980s, my colleagues and I thought it simply didn't exist.

The Palestinians, Lebanese, Syrians, Jordanians, Egyptians and Iraqis seemed capable of the grossest distortions of events.

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Rabbi in Hebron Says Annihilation of Non-Jews Acceptable

A prominent Israeli rabbi with thousands of followers said during a Sabbath homily in the settlement in Kiryat Arba'a Saturday that halacha, or Jewish religious law, "essentially supported the annihilation of non-Jews in Israel."

The rabbi, Rav Leor, said most rabbinic authorities "of the past and the present accepted the opinion that the lives of non-Jews don't' enjoy the same sanctity as the lives of Jews."

"Hashmadat goyem" (the extermination of non-Jews), he said was an established principle in Jewish theology.

The rabbi is affiliated with the messianic Jewish movement known as Gush Emunim which is represented in the Israeli Knesset by seven Knesset members.

The movement is represented in the Israeli government by Minister without portfolio Ed Eifam of the National Religious Party (NRP).

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How NSA access was built into Windows

A careless mistake by Microsoft programmers has revealed that special access codes prepared by the US National Security Agency have been secretly built into Windows. The NSA access system is built into every version of the Windows operating system now in use, except early releases of Windows 95 (and its predecessors). The discovery comes close on the heels of the revelations earlier this year that another US software giant, Lotus, had built an NSA "help information"
trapdoor into its Notes system, and that security functions on other software systems had been deliberately crippled.

The first discovery of the new NSA access system was made two years ago by British researcher Dr Nicko van Someren. But it was only a few weeks ago when a second researcher rediscovered the access system. With it, he found the evidence linking it to NSA.

Computer security specialists have been aware for two years that unusual features are contained inside a standard Windows software "driver" used for security and encryption functions. The driver, called ADVAPI.DLL, enables and controls a range of security functions. If you use Windows, you will find it in the C:\Windows\system directory of your computer.

ADVAPI.DLL works closely with Microsoft Internet Explorer, but will only run crypographic functions that the US governments allows Microsoft to export. That information is bad enough news, from a European point of view. Now, it turns out that ADVAPI will run special programmes inserted and controlled by NSA. As yet, no-one knows what these programmes are, or what they do.

Dr Nicko van Someren reported at last year's Crypto 98 conference that he had disassembled the ADVADPI driver. He found it contained two different keys. One was used by Microsoft to control the cryptographic functions enabled in Windows, in compliance with US export regulations. But the reason for building in a second key, or who owned it, remained a mystery.

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Sunday, 17 November 2002

Now This Is Really Scary

by Jack Rain

This past Sunday’s New York Times carried a front page article detailing President Bush’s plan for going to war with Iraq. The plan calls for massing 200,000 to 250,000 troops for attack by air, land and sea. The air campaign would be less than the 43 days of the first Gulf War. But in the opening hours of the air campaign, Navy and Air Force jets, including B-2 bombers carrying 16 one-ton satellite-guided bombs and B-1 bombers carrying 24 of the same weapons, would attack a range of targets. Only nine percent of the weapons dropped in the Gulf War were precision-guided; this time it is expected to be in excess of 60 percent.

Another area that could witness an increase, compared to the first Gulf War, is the number of reserves that might be called up for active duty. Pentagon officials anticipate a mobilization of the National Guard and Reserves equal to or larger than the 265,000 called to active duty in the first Gulf War. Most of these troops are expected to be deployed in the United States!

This is how The Times quietly snuck in this bombshell:

“The move to war has already raised concerns of terrorist reprisals in the United States, and senior Pentagon officials say they anticipate a mobilization of the National Guard and Reserves equal to or larger than the 265,000 called to active duty in the first Gulf War.

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Friday, 15 November 2002

Hassidic link to drugs barons

Religious hypocrisy at it's absolute finest!

British and American drug-busting authorities claim to have smashed one of the most bizarre money-laundering services ever operated for Colombian cocaine cartels: a circle of ultra-religious Hassidic Jews in New York.

The ring is said to be one of the biggest to be 'cleaning' profits amassed by the Colombian coke barons, with the strange twist that it is run by a group from the Jewish community that acts as moral and spiritual guardian of the Orthodox faith.

This is not the first time the Hassidim have been exposed as involved in the big-time drug trade. Last year, the trial ended of a circle run by Sean Erez, a Hassidic who oversaw a massive ecstasy smuggling operation, drawing recruits from the young Orthodox community.

In that case, the drug was smuggled in boxes worn either under traditional Hassidic hats or next to the heart, intended to contain prayer scrolls, or else packed into white athletic socks.

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The 'Satanic' Brotherhood with clergymen in its ranks

Big shout out to the Archbishop for this one, I may not subscribe to his religion but this guy definitely has his head screwed on properly... I wonder how long it'll be until he has an "accident"...?

Freemasonry describes itself on its website as the "UK's largest secular, fraternal, and charitable organisation". So why does the new Archbishop of Canterbury think it is a secret society with dubious spiritual credentials?

And why does Dr Rowan Williams also believe that Church of England ministers should not belong to the Brotherhood, an organisation he describes as incompatible with Christianity?

His views will be greeted with astonishment by the significant number of senior clergymen and Christians who are members of the 350,000-strong Craft, who have organised a slick media campaign to counter bad publicity.

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The Global Nation Federation

If these guys are for real then right on!

"The scene of children in despair is something none of us like seeing. And something that should effect us deeply as it is a scene so common in the world we have today. A world that our children know is slowly falling apart and dying.

The world which we all love so very dearly is indeed on the brink of social, financial, political and environmental collapse. The greed that fuels the corporate globalization of our planet is one of the major culprits." - Amadeus Rockefeller, Presiding Officer

Visit the official Global Nation website...

New Bin Laden Tape - Same as the Last Bin Laden Tape - Fraudulent

by voxfux

The latest Bin Laden audio tape is a shreiking fraud. They expect us to believe that the man who supposedly orchestrated the most striking military attacks ever (The WTC attacks) would release a tape urging the european nations who currently do not support Bush's adventure, to switch sides and support Bushes Middle East oil grab.

It's called fake evidence folks. Rumsfeld rumbled that he cannot be sure of it's authenticity. I think he knows its origin (In the factories of deception at CIA headquarters or at the many private laboratories contracting out such services. In any event expect the innocent to be declared guilty and the guilty to be wakling free.

This is the New World Order - This is The Big Lie.

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No return to master and servant

by Andy Gilchrist

Click here to download the Flyer, copy it and stick em up everywhere! The fire dispute isn't just about pay. It's also about union rights.

For only the second time in their union's 84-year history, firefighters are taking national industrial action. Our members have tried all year to impress on both their employers and the government their resolve to achieve pay justice. The employers appeared to be listening. But as soon as central government made clear that no extra funding would be available for a negotiated settlement, councillors handed their responsibilities over to John Prescott, who in turn passed the baton to Sir George Bain, the government's fire service review chairman. Bain's intervention has been a thoroughly destructive one.

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Blair 'Spitting Forth Ridiculous Propaganda' At Iraq

The reason we have been prolific in our writings is because we are certain than any attack on Iraq by President Bush for true agenda being served, will change the future to a dire course. It should at this time be apparent to everyone, that if the US attacks, Osama and ultimately the rest of the Muslim world will target the West with bioterrorism. This is opening a gateway which should not be opened.

The propaganda starting to come out of the US is self defeating. Every Iraqi and Muslim in the world by now knows the Bush agenda, not by interpretation but by admission.

Let us first analyze an excerpt from a story just coming off the news wire:

Blair, America's staunchest ally, broadcast a message into Iraq saying "The standard of living and prosperity of the Iraqi people would be infinitely greater were Saddam not there.''

Is this really for the Iraqis or for the ignorant of the world? What is the nexus to 500,000 children dying since 1992? To Iraqis being denied good and services available before the last war?

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No, they still haven't found him yet...

Award-winning journalist Robert Fisk has been face to face with Osama bin Laden three times - first in Sudan in 1993 and then in Afghanistan in 1996.

In March 1997 Fisk was granted an audience at one of the tyrant's mountain camps. He stayed overnight and was able to observe the billionaire at close quarters. Here, he gives his assessment of the latest bin Laden tape.


He is alive. There can be no doubt about it. But the questions remain: where on earth is he, and why has he resurfaced now?

by Robert Fisk

It is him. The man on the tape is Bin Laden. He is alive. It took only a brief flurry of phone calls to the Middle East and south-west Asia for the most impeccable sources to confirm that Osama bin Laden is alive and that it was his gravelly voice that threatens the West in the short monologue first transmitted by the Arab Al-Jazeera television channel.

So the Saudi billionaire, the man in the cave, the "Evil One", the bearded, ascetic man whom the greatest army on earth has sought in vain, is with us still. It's the real McCoy.

As usual, "US intelligence" – the heroes of 11 September who heard about Arabs learning to fly but didn't quite manage to tell us in time – came up with rubbish for the American media. It may be him. It's probably him. The gravelly voice may mean he's been hurt...

...The message to us – the West – is simple and repeated three times. If we want to back George Bush, the "pharaoh of the age" – and "pharaoh" is what Anwar Sadat's killers called the Egyptian president after his murder more than two decades ago – we will pay a price. "What business do your governments have in allying themselves with the gang of criminals in the White House against Muslims...?" I have heard Bin Laden use that Arabic expression ifarbatu al-idjran twice before in conversation with me. "Gang of criminals". Which is what the West has called "al-Qa'ida"...

...So what comes next? A few weeks ago, I was asked by a member of an American university audience where I thought the next blow would come. The two words I thought of were "oil tanker". This came under the label "total speculation". But I didn't want to give anyone any ideas. So I said nothing. The following week, al-Qa'ida struck the supertanker Limburg off Yemen. Now I search my mind for worse thoughts. And I prefer to end my story.

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The Coming Firestorm...

What Bush Wants Us To Forget...

A Collection of Other Articles by Robert Fisk...

Thursday, 14 November 2002

Almost half of Britons believe Blair is Bush's 'lapdog'

I reckon that's a conservative number, anyway, I don't believe Blair is a Bush poodle, I KNOW he's a Bush poodle!

Fetch Tony Fetch.... Good boy.... A poll of thousands of Britons has found almost half the public see Tony Blair as George W Bush's "lapdog".

Only 13% of the public back military action against Iraq, with 9% definitely opposed, but 76% are still open to persuasion.

Mr Bush is viewed as a greater threat to world peace than Saddam Hussein by one in three of those still undecided about the merits of military action.

The poll for a Channel 4 News special programme suggests that Mr Blair's biggest obstacle to winning over public opinion in favour of military action is his ally Mr Bush.

When given a straight choice between the two leaders, some 32% of the undecided said Mr Bush posed the greatest threat to world peace, compared with 49% who named Saddam Hussein.

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Is war with Iraq needed?

I am an 81-year-old veteran who entered the service in 1939, and retired some 30 years later. There is not one person in the military who was born when I joined the service. I had one year in combat before President Bush was born.

As a young infantry platoon sergeant, I led troops through the hedgerows of Normandy and through the heartland of Germany until World War II ended. I also led them through the frozen hills and valleys of Korea. I spilled my blood in both conflicts. I think that I can speak with some authority just how hellish war can be.

I cannot express how sick it makes me feel when we have a president of the only superpower in the world trying to make people think that we are about to be attacked by a third-ranked power called Iraq.

I do not think that we really know what Iraq's nuclear capability is. We know that Iraq's chemical ability was shipped to them by then-President Reagan and Vice President George Bush, when Saddam Hussein was at war with Iran.

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Let's not forget our own Muslim intolerance

by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Tonight, Insha'Allah, God willing, I will break my fast with some Egyptians who have invited me to join them. I have never met them and yet I know my daughter and I will be welcomed with much affection, for this is what happens (or is meant to happen) during Ramadan, the month-long period of fasting which began last week.

Doors and hearts should be flung open – to non Muslims too. You become more contemplative, aware of the pain of others and your own failures, less addicted to choking consumerism and excess. In terms of life choices and values, I have less in common with my Egyptian hosts than I do with, say, my colleagues on The Independent.

During this period there is indeed an ummah, a global connection that links diverse Muslims through the world, but it is a connection of the various, not a brutally enforced conformity that Bin Laden and other dictators of faith impose on Muslims worldwide. As I share with others the joy and relief at the end of the day-long abstinence from food and drink, there will be much talk, mostly about the state of the world we are in.

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FBI Admits: No Evidence Links 'Hijackers' to 9-11

After seven months of non-stop declarations by U.S. government spokesmen that there exists solid proof tying 19 Muslim men to plotting the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, FBI Director Robert Mueller has now admitted quite the opposite.

That 19 Muslim men who have apparently disappeared have been named as the hijackers is not in doubt.

What is in doubt is whether those 19 men were actually plotting anything, either individually or together.

The amazing possibility remains that others carried out the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, using the identities of the 19 Muslims who have been assigned guilt in the tragedy.

In an April 19 speech delivered to the Common wealth Club in San Francisco, Mueller said that the purported hijackers, in his words, “left no paper trial.” The FBI director stated flatly:

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Do You Want a Future?

Learn How To Solve the Crisis of Humanity

We're in a very interesting period right now. The entire system is disintegrating. There are two things we should consider: in general, the nature of the disintegration; what's wrong with your parents' generation, as such, which is the same thing: disintegration; and, what is the crucial aspect that your role has to be, in your generation, in order to fix this world mess. The role of leadership.

And, the latter part will be something you know something about, because I've been emphasizing it, but most people don't know anything about leadership. You see what we elect in government, you realize that the voters in this country don't know what leadership is. If they were out picking a bride, you don't know what they'd marry! They just don't know what anything is. I saw some mules out here—they'd probably be eligible in certain tastes of some of these voters.

But anyway, we're not in cyclical crisis. The idiots today are talking about: "Is this a depression, like the 1929-33 Depression?" Well, it ain't, buddy! The 1929-33 Depression was of the character of a cyclical depression; that is, it was built in to the way the system functions, under the influence of the British System, or the Adam Smith system, as it's sometimes called; or the Free-Trade system. Any such system operating upon European standards of economy—not American, but European standards of economy, especially under the influence of the Free-Trade system—will have inherently in it, business cycles. The business cycle is caused by the character of Central Banking systems, or something that imitates a Central Banking system.

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Wednesday, 13 November 2002

snoop proof your pc

Your PC is ready and willing to reveal what you've been up to. Give nosy types a few hours to dig around, and they can unearth plenty: incoming and outgoing mail you've deleted, Internet sites you've visited, search criteria and data you've entered on Web forms, even phrases you've included in a document--then thought better of and deleted. Fortunately, you can protect yourself if you know these insider tricks. Here's how to keep your personal PC information hidden.

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Iraq is NOT Ordering Large Amounts Of Nerve Gas Antidote

More crap coming out of Washington, the BBC is still running this story as gospel, those so-called "journalists" obviously don't have Internet access! These stories are spread by neo-fascists like Richard Perle to give them more justification for slaughtering a few thousand more innocent Iraqis. Notice the last paragraph, now that's scary! They "don't need proof" to determine Saddam's guilt, they just know it.

Turkey denies a New York Times report that Iraq has ordered a million doses of a nerve gas antidote. The report says most orders for the drug, atropine, have gone to a Turkish company.

The U.S. is pressuring Turkey to stop the alleged sales.

A senior Bush administration official says the order could mean Iraq plans to use nerve agents and would need the drug to protect its soldiers.

But a spokesman for the Turkish Health Ministry says there is no record of any order from Iraq.

The White House would only say that no one needs proof that Saddam Hussein possesses chemical and biological weapons and is willing to use them.

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Europe lacks moral fibre, says US hawk

Richard Perle is one of those war-mongers who I just love to hate, imagine the gall of the man, trying to tell other countries how they should conduct their foreign policy. It's outrageous that someone who advocates mass slaughter in Iraq feels he can lecture anyone who does not conform to his fascist war-like view of the world. And you can be DAMN sure that neither this chicken-hawk nor any of his off-spring will be anywhere near Iraq when the shooting starts! This guy has the moral fibre of a Piranha fish!

Richard Perle, a leading Pentagon adviser on Iraq, last night launched an extraordinary tirade against Europe which he accused of losing its moral direction and providing succour to Saddam Hussein.
"I think Europe has lost its moral compass. Many Europeans have become so obsessed by the prospect of violence they have failed to notice who we are dealing with," he said in an interview with the Guardian.

Mr Perle expressed serious reservations about the United Nations chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix, and the ability of his team to disarm Iraq.

But he reserved his most scathing comments for Germany and Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's new anti-war stance.

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Royal Navy Testing Sonar Blamed For Mass Whale Deaths

This new sonar should be BANNED immediately on an international level, if you agree please use the link on the left to fax your MP and let them know exactly how you think. The Faxyourmp.com service is fantastic and will almost always generate a response.

Low-frequency device was banned by US courts but is now being used by UK off Kyle of Lochalsh...

A high-powered military sonar, banned by the US courts because it can have potentially fatal effects on whales, is being tested by the Royal Navy in Scottish waters.

The tests are being carried out without the permission of the statutory environmental agency, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), which has now demanded a meeting with the navy to discuss the issue. A spokes man said: 'We have previously been assured that neither the Royal Navy nor other Nato forces use Low Frequency Active (LFA) sonar during training in Scottish waters, and we're unaware of any testing being carried out off the coast of Scotland.'

But the LFA sonar tested at the Royal Navy's British Underwater Testing and Evaluation Centre (Butec) at the Kyle of Lochalsh, near Skye, has been blamed for disturbing whales and causing internal bleeding and disorientation.

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Could Bush Become another Hitler?

by Henry Makow, Ph.D.

If evil powers wanted to impose a dictatorship on the United States, would they candidly announce their goal?

They would do exactly as they are doing now: They would invent a foreign menace like Muslim terrorism, and stage a dramatic attack like 9-11. This is why Bush has blocked an independent investigation of the WTC attack.

They would rely on the "sheeple" to vote for their own enslavement, i.e. the "Patriot Act," increased military expenditures, and the Department of "Homeland Security."

The German people voted Hitler into power. Hitler arranged the burning of the Reichstag as an excuse to suspend civil rights. Hitler made his attack on Poland look like a defensive action. International bankers like Prescott Bush, George W's grandfather, funded Hitler. George W. belongs to an Illuminati family whose loyalty is to world government dictatorship, not to the US. See "The Unauthorized Biography of George Bush"

Muslim militants do not represent a military threat to the United States, or even to Israel. It is the other way around. The U.S. and Israel are pawns of international bankers, intent on removing the last obstacles to their Lucifer-worshipping "New World Order."

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War In Iraq Could Kill Up To Four Million

A war against Iraq could escalate into a nuclear conflict that would kill nearly four million people and have catastrophic health and environmental consequences, medical experts said on Tuesday.

Even without nuclear weapons, as many as half a million people could die, civil war, famine and epidemics could occur, oil fields may be set ablaze and the entire region could be embroiled in the conflict.

Many more people would probably be displaced, economic collapse in Iraq could ensue and soaring oil prices could trigger a global economic crisis, according to global health organisation Medact.

"The need to ensure that Iraq is disarmed of its weapons does not warrant a war," said Gill Reeve, the assistant director of the group of doctors, nurses and health experts.

In a report, Medact considered how the substantial use of chemical and biological weapons (CBW) might trigger a nuclear response.

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Tuesday, 12 November 2002

Fear, Gluttony and Darkness Grip America

I found this during my daily scan of the brilliantly subversive VoxFux website, it was originally written by Mark Morford and appeared in the San Francisco Gate newspaper.

Feel that numbness? That strange slightly chilling shift deep in the heart, like a cold wind across the blood, an ice pick straight to the third eye, fingernails across the karmic chalkboard?

Fear not -- it's just the dark storm clouds of sadness and savage spiritual pain that just settled in over the collective soul of the country and indeed much of the world recently, as the Republican Party snatched total control of the American government and really honestly promised to further its agenda of fear and war and intolerance and bad sex and more petroleum products forevermore.

And the basic upshot being that Congress will now have almost zero struggle or balanced counterargument when the GOP chooses to ram through more generally invidious resolutions and white-power laws.

Laws that further its famously mean-spirited schema of war, oil, corporate cronyism, CEO inbreeding, heartlessness, artlessness, cultural molestation, giddy homophobia and really awful fashion sense.

Let us not also forget anti-choice misogyny, racism, gluttony, support for Big Agribiz and Big Tobacco and a general antipathy toward anyone who makes less than six figures or who really cares about the environment or enjoys true religious freedom or alternative viewpoints or authentic orgasms or honest laughter.

In short, it is an agenda that contains much sneering about anything that doesn't gibe with rich white-bread American doctrines of money and power and the earnest care and nurturing thereof. Yay, Republicans! Suggested GOP slogan for 2004: "More SUVs in more private gated communities now!"

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The rescue parties

by George Monbiot

George MonbiotHow many political parties can dance on the head of a pin? The answer, it seems, is one. In Britain and the US, the opposition parties are beginning to discover that there simply isn't room for both them and their rivals on the narrow political platforms they have chosen to contest. Without enough space to shift their feet, they are being pushed ever closer to the edge of oblivion.

While the Conservatives are left with no choice but to steal back the clothes New Labour stole from them, the Democrats' refusal to step off the pinhead and find another platform is, at first sight, mysterious. It is plainly not a response to the demands of the electorate: indeed, they seem to be wildly out of touch with some of its main concerns. The tens of millions of US voters opposed to a war with Iraq were, until he died in a mysterious plane crash two weeks ago, represented by just one senator, Paul Wellstone. A survey in July suggested that 76% of American voters would like to see corporations forced to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, while another poll, in June, found that 67% of the electorate believed that energy conservation, fuel efficiency and the development of solar technology were the best means of solving the impending US energy crisis. Yet Democratic congressmen have helped the Republicans to obstruct global efforts to tackle climate change. The Democrats have failed to respond decisively to the widespread public anger about tax cuts for the super rich, corporate corruption and the privatisation of state pensions.

It is true that Bush was assisted by the voters' tendency, when faced with an external threat, to cling to their government. But the Democrats, as even they now acknowledge, are largely to blame for their own destruction in last week's mid-term elections. As party strategist James Carville lamented, "we've got to just stand for something. No one made the case."

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Welcome to the Desert of the Real

And there you were thinking that The Matrix was just a film...!

Whispers of vote fraud tremble on the wires - companies like Diebold, who make the new voting machines, whose officers are to a man Republican donors and activists, come under suspicion in the aftermath of such a wrenching reversal. How difficult is it to reprogram a machine which leaves no paper trail to say that 2 + 2 = 5? Is it about as difficult as sabotaging the workings of a small corporate jet, perhaps?

Perhaps. Senator Mel Carnahan died in a small plane crash two weeks before the conclusion of his vital race in 2000 against John Ashcroft, who went on to become Attorney General. Paul Wellstone died in a small plane crash two weeks before his all-important election contest for the Senate seat of Minnesota, throwing that race into chaos and ultimately handing the seat to Bush-picked conservative Norm Coleman. No satisfactory explanation has been forthcoming to explain these disasters, and on the latter matter of Wellstone, there has been virtual silence from the media and the NTSB investigators. Meanwhile, there have still been so arrests in the anthrax assassination attempts on Senators Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy. On this matter, again, the media is silent.

Carnahan-Wellstone-Daschle-Leahy. These should have been the four leading voices against the ideological and political desires of the Bush administration. Two are now dead, and two seem to have been cowed into an acquiescing silence. As a prince of Denmark was once heard to remark, something is out of joint. Questions on these issues, and on the voting irregularities and conflicts of interest surrounding the November 5th elections, must not fall silent. Indeed, they must be bellowed from rooftop and radio.

Simultaneously, though, we must also look to the legislative aftermath of all this. One way or another, we must deal with the conservative freight train of legislation that is ramrodding towards us. A brief look at who will be taking control of the congressional agenda in January proves to be revealing.

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Stranger than Fiction

This has appeared on codshit.com before but it's superb so deserves a re-run, if you want to know what REALLY happened on September 11th 2001 then this is a must read.

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates taught his students that the pursuit of truth can only begin once they start to question and analyze every belief that they ever held dear. If a certain belief passes the tests of evidence, deduction, and logic, it should be kept. If it doesn't, the belief should not only be discarded, but the thinker must also then question why he was led to believe the erroneous information in the first place. Not surprisingly, this type of teaching didn't sit well with the ruling elite of Greece. Many political leaders throughout history have always sought to mislead the thinking of the masses. Socrates was tried for "subversion" and for "corrupting the youth". He was then forced to take his own life by drinking poison. It's never easy being an independent thinker! Today, our ruling government/media complex doesn't kill people for pursuing the truth about the world (at least not yet!) They simply label them as "extremists" or "paranoid", destroying careers and reputations in the process. For many, that's a fate even worse than drinking poison hemlock!

Every news story you are about to review in this comprehensive research paper is true and easily verifiable. This investigation represents 10 months of careful study, research, analysis, source verification and logical deduction. Every event and quote presented here is 100% accurate. There are over 190 detailed footnotes which I encourage, no, urge, readers to explore and verify for themselves. The Internet version of this paper will allow users to obtain instant verification for each and every footnote by clicking on the footnotes/links. Others can obtain easy verification by entering the key search words (provided at the end of the paper) into the Yahoo or Google.com search engines. Due to the fact that well organized efforts are under way to suppress these facts, some of these news links are mysteriously disappearing even as we speak. Fortunately, this information has all been transcribed by many web users and is has therefore been preserved from the censors. These footnote searches will take you directly to the news sites of many well known established media organizations throughout the world as well as opening up doors to a world of knowledge and information that has been concealed from you. With just a little common sense and a few clicks of a mouse, Google and Yahoo now enable anyone with an ounce of curiosity to become a Sherlock Holmes.

This is no opinion piece. Rather it is a collection of buried, but undeniable facts, events, and quotes which, when assembled in one place, will state their own conclusions. In putting together this research in a logical and sequential format, great care was taken to confirm and double confirm every piece of information. Any and all questionable data which could not be independently verified to this author’s satisfaction was discarded.

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Journalist Helen Thomas condemns Bush administration

Veteran journalist Helen Thomas brought the grit and whir of a White House press conference to Bartos Theater on Monday evening, speaking with passion about the media's role in a democracy whose leaders seem eager for war.

Actually, the 82-year-old former United Press International reporter didn't just speak: she surged into her topic, giving everyone present an immediate sense of the grumpy wit and fierce precision that gave her reporting on American presidents Kennedy through Bush II such a competitive and lasting edge.

"I censored myself for 50 years when I was a reporter," said Thomas, who is now a columnist for Hearst News Service. "Now I wake up and ask myself, 'Who do I hate today?'" Her short list of answers seems not to vary from war, President Bush, timid office-holders, a muffled press and cowed citizens, pretty much in that order.

Angered by what she views as the Bush administration's "bullying drumbeat," Thomas referred early and often to her own hatred of war, quoting from poets and politicians to bear down on President Bush and his colleagues.

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Nice Guy?

or the Devil's Spawn?

He snorted cocaine ... He dodged the draft....His friends knew him as an alcoholic womanizer with a bad temper....a failure at business until his wealthy friends rescued him......then recently he was elected Governor of Texas.........he still couldn't think his way out of a burning phone booth without the advice of his staff .....and yet suddenly he's become our most celebrated presidential candidate, with the Republican nomination all but sewn up before a single ballot has been cast ....

....... How has He done it?

I submit that George Walker Bush is the

ANTI-CHRIST!

And finally I have accumulated more-than-enough proof!

US will attack without approval

It is an historical fact that no civilisation built on the blood of innocents has ever endured. In time the fate of the American Corporation willl be no different than any of the other tyrant or despot.

The Bush administration yesterday said it would not wait for the UN security council to approve an attack on Iraq if it fails to comply with weapons inspections, casting new light on leaked battlefield scenarios.

The muscle-flexing by the administration comes only days after two impressive victories: historic gains by the Republicans in mid-term elections and a unanimous endorsement of the UN security council for a stringent weapons inspections regime in Iraq.

It arrived on a day when the New York Times and Washington Post both published highly detailed scenarios for a war on Iraq. The plans, which would involve up to 250,000 troops, envisage a relatively abbreviated air assault, with special forces and regular soldiers moving in to establish footholds in the north, west and south of the country.

Meanwhile, there were signs that Washington's robust exercise of foreign policy would extend to its prosecution of the war on terror. The national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, said on television that Mr Bush had given broad authority to pre-emptive strikes, such as last week's missile attack which killed six suspected members of al-Qaida in Yemen.

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Monday, 11 November 2002

USA Suspected of Being Behind Moscow Hostage Crisis

Natalia Vitrenko claims that the USA needed the hostage crisis in Moscow

The leader of the Progressive Social Party of Ukraine, Natalia Vitrenko, stated at one of her press conferences that the USA might have been behind the act of terrorism in the Moscow music theater.

The major Ukrainian figure of progressive socialism believes that the USA needed the act of terrorism to take place in Russia. Natalia Vitrenko believes that a statement that was released by the American president, proved it. George Bush said that the Americans want to launch military action against Iraq get Russia involved in the so-called anti-Iraqi coalition. Vitrenko also added that the Americans did not manage to realize their plans.

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London Hints Bali Bomb Might Be "Dirty" Radiological!

Joe's analysis of the Bali Bombing is the best I've read yet, it is certainly more believable than the official bollocks the media would have us believe. They must think we're idiots or something...

THIS ARTICLE IS A MUST READ!


by Joe Vialls

On the morning of 6th November, my claims about a micro nuclear weapon in Bali were published on the front page of a major newspaper in Java. Apparently the claims were enthusiastically embraced by Indonesians already deeply suspicious of Australia’s unseemly and entirely unnecessary involvement in the Kuta Beach investigation. To understand the level of outrage and mistrust, ask yourself how angry you would be if a bunch of uninvited Indonesian police turned up to "investigate" a crime in New York, London or Sydney.

Early the next morning, members of the Indonesian Government in Jakarta became involved and called urgently for further details about the nuclear device. And so it was that by 10 a.m. on 7th November, the ludicrous Australian-American myth about “Jemaah Islamiyah” and “al Qaeda” attacking Bali, was rapidly starting to unravel across Indonesia.

According to a well-placed government source in Jakarta, firm action was then taken to reverse the situation, and restore the Australian-American myth in the eyes of the public. Sometime around noon an Indonesian general connected to TNI, ordered that a man called Amrozi be ‘strongly’ encouraged to confess.

To quote the Jakarta government source, Amrozi “was hooked up to 220 volts, given a cup of Scopolamine, and thirty minutes later was ready to swear he was George Bush”. Our brave Australian and American investigators neatly sidestepped direct involvement in this torture, by lamely telling television viewers at home that they had “no need to interrogate the suspect personally”.

In reality Amrozi is a motorcycle mechanic from east Java, whose wife and neighbors can prove he never left his home island, but this awkward truth was of no concern to the general, nor to his western paymasters. By early morning on the 8th of November, the western media obediently started parroting claims that Amrozi was a “known associate of Jemaah Islamiyah”, with indirect links to “al Qaeda”.

By late afternoon the same day, al Jazeera television, the nice folk who brought you the blatantly forged video footage of “Osama Bin Laden” last year, issued a press release stating that, “al Qaeda has accepted full responsibility for the Bali bombing”. Wrong! The web site on which this bogus claim was made, is owned and discreetly operated by a 'blind' company in Qatar, the home base of al Jazeera.

It was perhaps on this date that we finally slipped seamlessly into a post-Orwellian media world, where those who control the present ignore the past, and don’t give a damn about the future. As if bewitched, journalists worldwide jumped on the Thought Police band wagon, telling us to believe that an imaginary terrorist organization had motivated a motorcycle mechanic in Java to kill nearly 300 people in Bali, using only a van full of Potassium chlorate detergent. As George Orwell foresaw in his famous novel “1984”, there seems to be little we can do at present about this blatant media disinformation:

“At present nothing is possible except to extend the area of sanity little by little. We cannot act collectively. We can only spread our knowledge outwards from individual to individual, generation after generation. In the face of the Thought Police there is no other way.”

No matter the level of direct and indirect media control, the vexing problem of a newly alert Indonesian Government had still not been completely resolved. What if a suspicious minister [or ministers] managed to slip the right scientific equipment into Bali, and detected residual traces of slow alpha radiation from the micro nuke at Kuta Beach?

Help was soon on the way to deal with this possible contingency. On the morning of Saturday 9th November, just three days after my claims were published in the Indonesian newspaper, Intelligence services in London used the British Home Office as a 'front', and issued a dire warning that “al Qaeda might be planning to attack the west with a dirty radiological weapon”.

For those not fully conversant with this dreadful technology, it was helpfully explained that a radiological weapon is a conventional explosive bomb with nuclear waste wrapped around it. When the bomb explodes it hurls radioactive material outwards, causing terrible injuries to the victims of the blast. Of course, the Home Office warning was swiftly “retracted’ six hours later by Minister of Home Affairs David Blunkett, who said it was a “clerical error”, but not before the bogus warning had been peddled to the public by every television network in the western world.

This is not the first time that British intelligence has used this technique to subtly deflect attention away from a real micro nuke. The same claim was peddled back in 1993 after micro nukes were used on the City of London, as indirect warnings for the City to fall in line behind New York. I recorded this earlier intelligence leak in a report first published in 1993, and posted on the Internet six years later.

“During early May 1993, ITN World News from London carried an interesting feature in which it was explained that due to thefts of highly-radioactive Uranium 235, terrorists would now be able to contaminate conventional bombs with 500 grams of Uranium, thereby forcing the police to stay away from the area for days. Exactly why experienced terrorists would risk detection & death by transporting deadly unshielded Uranium around in their pockets was not explained.

“There is no credible reason for keeping the police and other authorities away from a bombsite after the weapon has been detonated. However, the rumor could form the basis of a government defence in cases where American or British citizens located positive traces of radiation, near the World Trade Centre or in the City of London, for example.” The original 1993 report can be read here.

The British Home Office never makes “clerical errors” of this magnitude, especially on a Saturday when its civil servants are at home for the weekend, and the only people left in the Home Office building are duty spooks and cleaners. The bogus story was released specifically [and only] to cover any future discovery of radiation at Kuta Beach.

Now if an Indonesian minister manages to establish that traces of slow alpha radiation are still present in Bali, all the deranged General has to do is collect a few more “suspects”, hook them up to 220 volts, pour Scopolamine down their throats, and urge them to “confess” that the mythical “al Qaeda” provided nuclear waste to wrap around their homemade bomb constructed from potassium chlorate detergent.

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Impotent Arab League puts on brave face

by Robert Fisk

That most tired of horses, the Arab League, would have us believe yesterday that Iraq had accepted UN Security Council Resolution 1441.

Naji Sabri, the Iraqi Foreign Minister, insisted the resolution had diluted Washington's desire for war. The Iraqi parliament, no less – only slightly less democratic than the Roman Senate during the reign of the Emperor Nero – was being summoned to vote on the UN resolution.

And if the people of Iraq decide UN inspectors should be allowed into their country, who would expect Saddam Hussein to reject their wish?

In reality, of course, the Arab League – the most powerless and impotent of all the animals in the Arab stable – has simply gone along with what looks best.

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Worse Days

by William Rivers Pitt

There have been worse days.

The day bullets flew in Dallas and virtually tore President Kennedy's head from his shoulders, spraying his wife with brain matter and bone meal, was worse. The day a bullet ripped through the throat of Martin Luther King, Jr., dropping him where he stood and silencing a voice for peace and justice, was worse. The day Robert Kennedy won the California primary and was rewarded with a bullet in the head and death on a dirty kitchen floor was worse. The day a partisan Supreme Court defied constitutional law to appoint a President who had not carried the vote was worse. The day commercial airplanes slashed the blue sky with ash and woe was worse.

There have been worse days, but not many.

For the first time in 17 months, the Republican Party controls every level of the Federal government. The Democrats lost incumbent Senate seats in Georgia, Minnesota and Missouri, and failed to capture contested seats in North Carolina, South Carolina, New Hampshire or Colorado. The dramatic defection of James Jeffords has been rendered null and void.

There have been worse days. There will be worse days to come.

George W. Bush now holds sole ownership of the power to make war across the globe. The Republican-controlled Congress will rubber-stamp every military decision he makes, and there will be no leavening hand even to modify the language of war-making resolutions. When the Bush resolution for war in Iraq came to Congress, the dangerously vague phrase "the region" - which would have offered legal justification for war on Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, Egypt to name a few - was expunged. That small breakwater is gone.

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Will Sharon Launch Another 911 Against The US?

by Jeffrey Steinberg, EIR

Among senior intelligence analysts in the United States, the Arab world and Israel, there is a growing fear that Ariel Sharon is about to covertly launch a Sept. 11-type terrorist attack, targeting the United States--in order to drag President George W. Bush into a war against Iraq.

Two factors may be impelling Sharon to take such provocative measures.

First, there is a growing chorus of leading U.S. military figures, active duty and retired, and prominent Republican Party foreign policy mandarins, who are voicing strong opposition to the war against Saddam Hussein's Iraq... The second factor driving Sharon to possibly launch a false-flag 911 terror attack on the U.S.A. is his falling popularity inside Israel. It is almost a certainty that there will be a government crisis before the end of the year, and early elections, perhaps over Israel's dire economic crisis and the inability of the Sharon government to agree on a budget that can pass the Knesset.

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Unanswered questions in Bali bombing investigations

Indonesian and Australian police are claiming a major breakthrough in their investigation into the Bali bombings, following the questioning of a man in his thirties, Amrozi, who was detained last week in the village of Tenggulun near the east Javan city of Surabaya.

According to police, Amrozi was the owner of the Mitsubishi L300 minivan containing a large bomb that devastated the Sari Club in the Kuta Beach tourist area on the night of October 12 and killed more than 180 people. He is reported to have confessed to building the bomb and to participating in setting it off.

Head of the Indonesian investigating team, General I Made Pastika, said that Amrozi had bought a quantity of the fertiliser ammonium nitrate in Surabaya which was used in building the bomb. According to Pastika, between five and nine other suspects, including several of Amrozi’s brothers, had been identified as part of the plot and were being tracked down by police.

Two other men have been detained for questioning—Muhammad Zakaria, the head of an Islamic boarding school that Amrozi apparently visited, and Silvester Tendean, the owner of the chemical store where Amrozi allegedly bought explosives. Police reported that Amrozi had taken them to several locations in the Balinese provincial capital, Denpasar, which were used by the plotters.

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MI6 'halted bid to arrest bin Laden'

Startling revelations by French intelligence experts back David Shayler's alleged 'fantasy'about Gadaffi plot

British intelligence paid large sums of money to an al-Qaeda cell in Libya in a doomed attempt to assassinate Colonel Gadaffi in 1996 and thwarted early attempts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice.

The latest claims of MI6 involvement with Libya's fearsome Islamic Fighting Group, which is connected to one of bin Laden's trusted lieutenants, will be embarrassing to the Government, which described similar claims by renegade MI5 officer David Shayler as 'pure fantasy'.

The allegations have emerged in the book Forbidden Truth , published in America by two French intelligence experts who reveal that the first Interpol arrest warrant for bin Laden was issued by Libya in March 1998.

According to journalist Guillaume Dasquié and Jean-Charles Brisard, an adviser to French President Jacques Chirac, British and US intelligence agencies buried the fact that the arrest warrant had come from Libya and played down the threat. Five months after the warrant was issued, al-Qaeda killed more than 200 people in the truck bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

The arrest warrant was issued in connection with the murder in March 1994 of two German anti-terrorism agents, Silvan and Vera Becker, who were in charge of missions in Africa. According to the book, the resistance of Western intelligence agencies to the Libyan concerns can be explained by MI6's involvement with the al-Qaeda coup plot.

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Sunday, 10 November 2002

The Invisible Power House: The Bilderberg Group

The conspiracy theory writers have repeatedly linked one powerful global elite, the Bilderberg Group, with the ultimate take-over of the world. Members of the Bilderberg together with their 'sister' organisations-the Trilateral Commission (known also as the "Child of Bilderberg") and the Council on Foreign Relations-are charged with the post-war take-over of the democratic process. The measures implemented by this group so far prove the control of the world economy through indirect political means.

The constitution of several democratic monarchies of the Western Europe bans members of their royal families from playing an active role in the political process. However, the Bilderberg meetings provide this exact forum and platform for them.
"This unprecedented period of European cooperation is more than a product of simple nation-state diplomacy. One of the key institutions that has fostered unity and cooperation with the Atlantic Community beyond the old concepts has been the Bilderberg Group."
"I tell you frankly that I am deeply alarmed today over the possibility that a right-wing reaction may draw some sections of capital so far away from our traditions as to imperil the entire structure of American life as we know it."

These comments by Pasymowski and Gilbert two decades ago may seem out of phase with the current events in former Yugoslavia, but, in terms of the continued stability of the "European State", they have proven to be largely accurate. Warfare has been removed from the intra-European systems as a means of controlling and directing nationalistic goals and ideas. Even in the case of former Yugoslavia, one observes that the current state of war has resulted from Tito's and the Soviet Union's demise. Consequently, the lid has been lifted on rivals and racial memories which had been artificially kept in place for previous decades. The several proto-states which make up the former Yugoslavia were not part of the economic and social development programs which evolved in Western Europe. As we would see, the way in which the rest of Europe evolved and developed was very different, and for very particular reasons.

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Bush Lies, Media Swallows

The more things change... Roughly ten years ago, I celebrated the criminal indictment of Elliott Abrams for lying to Congress by writing an Op-Ed in the New York Times on the increasing acceptance of official deception. (I was just starting my dissertation on the topic back then.) The piece got bogged down, however, when an editor refused to allow me even to imply that then-President Bush was also lying to the country. I noted that such reticence made the entire exercise feel a bit absurd. He did not dispute this point but explained that Times policy simply would not allow it. I asked for a compromise. I was offered the following: "Either take it out and a million people will read you tomorrow, or leave it in and send it around to your friends." (It was a better line before e-mail.) Anyway, I took it out, but I think it was the last time I've appeared on that page.

President Bush is a liar. There, I said it, but most of the mainstream media won't.

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Freedom of speech on the way out in Europe...

Aren't we supposed to be moving forward as a society? This is moving forward, this is moving backwards.

Europeans Outlaw Net Hate Speech

Obey! The Council of Europe has adopted a measure that would criminalize Internet hate speech, including hyperlinks to pages that contain offensive content.

The provision, which was passed by the council's decision-making body (the Committee of Ministers), updates the European Convention on Cybercrime.

Specifically, the amendment bans "any written material, any image or any other representation of ideas or theories, which advocates, promotes or incites hatred, discrimination or violence, against any individual or group of individuals, based on race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin, as well as religion if used as pretext for any of these factors."

It also obliquely refers to the Holocaust, outlawing sites that deny, minimize, approve or justify crimes against humanity, particularly those that occurred during World War II.

"The emergence of international communication networks like the Internet provide certain persons with modern and powerful means to support racism and xenophobia and enables them to disseminate easily and widely expressions containing such ideas," the council's report on the amendment states. "In order to investigate and prosecute such persons, international cooperation is vital."

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After Iraq, Bush will attack his real target

by Eric Margolis

President George Bush wrapped himself in the American flag and won a major victory last week as U.S. voters gave control of both houses of Congress to the Republican party. In mid-term elections, the party in power almost always fares badly, but this year an electorate, gripped by fear of terrorism, and whipped into war fever by high-voltage propaganda, voted Republican. Thank you Osama and Saddam.

One poignant photo said it all: Georgia's defeated Democratic senator, Max Cleland, sitting in a wheelchair, missing both legs and an arm lost in combat in Vietnam. This highly decorated hero was defeated by a Vietnam war draft-dodger who had the audacity to accuse Cleland of being "unpatriotic" after the senator courageously voted against giving Bush unlimited war-related powers. I do not recall a more shameful moment in American politics.

Bush's victory is clearly a mandate to proceed with his crusade against Iraq. Preparations for war are in an advanced stage. The U.S. has been quietly moving heavy armour and mechanized units from Europe to the Mideast. Three division equivalents and a Marine heavy brigade are now in theatre. An armada of U.S. warplanes is assembling around Iraq, which is bombed almost daily. U.S. special forces are operating in northern Iraq, and, along with Israeli scout units, in Iraq's western desert near the important H2 airbase. The war could begin as early as mid-December if there is no coup against Saddam Hussein.

But for all the propaganda about wicked Saddam, Iraq is not the main objective for the small but powerful coterie of Pentagon hardliners driving the Bush administration's national security policy. Nor is it for their intellectual and emotional peers in Israel's right-wing Likud party. The real target of the coming war is Iran, which Israel views as its principal and most dangerous enemy. Iraq merely serves as a pretext to whip America into a war frenzy and to justify insertion of large numbers of U.S. troops into Mesopotamia.

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Bali bombing theories point to military link

John Rumbiak has a theory about the recent bombing in his native Indonesia.

It wasn't the work of Muslim extremists in cahoots with the Al Qaeda terrorist network, the human-rights activist says.

If it was the work of Muslim extremists, it was only in conjunction with the Indonesian military.

"The widely held opinion is that Muslim radicals were responsible for this," says Rumbiak, who is in Toronto on a mission to expose military brutality in his home province of Papua.

"That might be true. But people have to look further and study the relationship between the military and this group. They couldn't do it themselves.

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