Monday, 16 December 2002

Iraqi Arms Declaration

From the Guardian, click to enlarge

All reason is about to be gassed, poxed and nuked

Amusing, in a dark sort of way...

by Simon Tisdall

Earth, Love it or Loose it - Copyright © 2001 Jim Warren, All Rights Reserved. This will be a big week for Iraq and all those who wish to bomb it. Since last summer's heady excitements, when George Bush seemed ready to go Saddam-hunting all on his ownsome, Washington hawks and assorted birds of prey have endured a series of false dawns.

First there was their rising hope that the UN security council, challenged by Bush in September to put up or shut up, would fail to agree a common course of action. That would have left the way clear for the US, claiming prior authority, to fire at will. But resolution 1441, passed on November 8 and mandating resumed weapons inspections, frustrated beaky avian hopes of early morning glory.

Next came the seven-day deadline for Iraq's full, unconditional acceptance of the UN's onerous new rules. Vultures gathering on the Potomac shore figured the terms were just too tough. Maybe Saddam could live with foreign busybodies clutching clipboards and bleeping gadgets zooming around the country like so many misguided Scuds. Maybe Iraq's famously paranoid dictator would be able, just, to ignore the humiliating media circus that followed the UN parade.

But surely even he, grimly locked though he is into best behaviour mode, would baulk at the prospect of Hans Blix plodding portentously through presidential palace boudoirs, magnifying glass in hand like a latterday Holmes, looking for the dog that didn't bark? No sir. Slippery Saddam disappointed them all. He met the deadline with time to spare and, in febrile US imaginings at least, went off to run an acid bath.

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A Father Pleads For Marine Son

War is about people killing and people being killed. There's no glory in killing a weaker enemy, no honour in the theft of a nation's resources. For all the evil which is Saddam Hussein and Osama bin CIA, why can we not look at those undeniably evil men who empowered, armed, supported and financed them? The same evil men who now mislead the general population into thinking Saddam is evil incarnate rather than they themselves - and whatever happened to evil Osama? How many more people must pay the ultimate price so that these evil and utterly repulsive men can grow even fatter and more wealthy? Must the human species still conduct its affairs with this naked brutality? How can those evil men sleep at night knowing that the sheets they sleep under, the bed they sleep on and the house they sleep in are tainted with the blood of innocent people?

If Saddam is evil it is only a reflection of the greater evil which created, nurtured and sustained him.

by Charley Richardson

My son Joe is an Arab language trained radio reconnaissance commando in the Marines. I have attached a picture of Joe and me on the last weekend I saw him before he shipped out to the Middle East. I was lucky enough to find a last minute flight to North Carolina, so I could spend a weekend with Joe on the outer banks. We body surfed, rode bikes and relaxed -- as if the world wasn't crashing around us.

Joe was convinced that he would soon end up in Iraq.

I don't want any of our sons and daughters to die for oil interests and Bush's political gain. I certainly don't want Joe to get hurt, or to have to hurt someone else, because George Bush's ego and his financial backers won't allow a reasoned, multi-lateral approach to the situation with Iraq. And I don't want innocent Iraqi women, men and children to die.

I was outside a store the other day, listening to the clerk talk to two customers about the possibility of war. The clerk was arguing against unilateral action, questioning the line put out by the administration. The two customers were both saying that we should attack now. I wanted to go in, and show them Joe's picture and say, “This is my son. He might die in your war. Now tell me why this has to be done.”

But I didn't. And I regret it.

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I Am Sorry: An American Apology for Oppression

The Unseen Gulf War

The images that you never saw on CNN, these are graphic and very disturbing images. But they represent the truth of what war is, it's not a video game and the weapons aren't as accurate as They claim. War is about death and destruction and rotting corpses, and MONEY. Who will make money out of this war? Answer: the arms dealers, oil companies and just about every scumbag inbetween!

War is wrong, violence is wrong and unless we speak out against it, it will continue to plague this earth. There is no right and no wrong in war, if you wage war for whatever reason then you are wrong, evil and immoral. And don't even try and give me that "WW2 was right because we were protecting the world from fascism" BULLSHIT. WW2 was contrived, encouraged and executed by people who stood to gain enormously from it; the same group of totalitarian bastards who are behind this war and are manipulating the population!


by Peter Turnley

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USA intelligence agencies revealed in plot to oust Venezuela's President

I posted this last week but there's been a lot of news from Venezuela so I thought it merited a re-post, the updates news links can be found at the bottom of this post.

The so-called security services aren't protecting us from Jack Shit, in fact THEY are the bastards stirring things up making life miserable for the rest of us!They work for the rich fat wankers who run the oil companies and the mining companies and the banks, they will happily sell their Grandmothers for a piece of silver and a little bit of power. And they have the audacity to call themselves "human beings". I hope and pray that Chavez survives if only to get one back for all the times the CIA and MI6 have succeeded in fucking up a foreign country. : Thursday, December 12, 2002 -- Uruguayan EP-FA congressman Jose Bayardi says he has information that far-reaching plans have been put into operation by the CIA and other North American intelligence agencies to overthrow Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias within the next 72 hours.

Bayardi says he has received copies of top-secret communications between the Bush administration in Washington and the government of Uruguay requesting the latter's cooperation to support white collar executives and trade union activists "to break down levels of intransigence within the Chavez Frias administration."

In an interview with reporters from the Uruguyan newspaper La Juventud, Bayardi says he observes a domestic-political situation in Venezuela which could easily erupt into a civil war and bloodbath ... "the whole process is a shocking reminder of what happened in Chile in 1973 ... I sincerely hope it does not come to that!"

Bayardi says he does not foresee any immediate foreign military intervention in the Venezuelan situation but warns of a possible escalation if the opposition gets the upper hand over constitutional law and order.

"The problem is that Venezuelan television and major newspapers have been hiding the true fact that there are huge popular uprisings in support of the Chavez Frias government ... now that Venezuelans are beginning to understand that they have been duped by the anti-government media, they are demanding that these information channels should begin to tell the truth!"

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Bush’s Desperate Venezuela Statement added today
Canada Breaks with Bush Over Venezuela added today
Open Letter to Bush on Venezuela from U.S. Congress members - and You added today
Copy Cat Journalists Forero and Miller added today
Gaviria Should Leave Venezuela added today
U.S. Tries to Recruit Uruguay in Venezuela Coup Plot added today
A People Defends its Democracy Against Media Power added today
The People Rise Up Against Venezuela's Commercial Media added today
Why Are the Coup Plotters So Impatient? added today
Chronicle of Predicted Deaths added today
Bush, It Seems Has Lost Venezuela

A New Pearl Harbour?

If you still think that the Americans didn't know Pearl Harbour was going to happen then you need to do a lot more reading! There are so many unanswered questions, official evasions and downright lies that it lends a great deal of credence to the people who say that there is something extremely fishy going on. I would love to believe what the Powers that Be tell us, but I don't.

Two years ago a project set up by the men who now surround George W Bush said what America needed was "a new Pearl Harbor". Its published aims have, alarmingly, come true.

by John Pilger

The threat posed by US terrorism to the security of nations and individuals was outlined in prophetic detail in a document written more than two years ago and disclosed only recently. What was needed for America to dominate much of humanity and the world's resources, it said, was "some catastrophic and catalysing event - like a new Pearl Harbor". The attacks of 11 September 2001 provided the "new Pearl Harbor", described as "the opportunity of ages". The extremists who have since exploited 11 September come from the era of Ronald Reagan, when far-right groups and "think-tanks" were established to avenge the American "defeat" in Vietnam. In the 1990s, there was an added agenda: to justify the denial of a "peace dividend" following the cold war. The Project for the New American Century was formed, along with the American Enterprise Institute, the Hudson Institute and others that have since merged the ambitions of the Reagan administration with those of the current Bush regime.

One of George W Bush's "thinkers" is Richard Perle. I interviewed Perle when he was advising Reagan; and when he spoke about "total war", I mistakenly dismissed him as mad. He recently used the term again in describing America's "war on terror". "No stages," he said. "This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq... this is entirely the wrong way to go about it. If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war... our children will sing great songs about us years from now."

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Was Irv Rubin Killed In 911 Mop-Up?

I might not agree with anything Irv Rubin stood for, I also think that he was a terrorist. However, everyone has a right to their opinion and to express that opinion as long as they don't hurt anyone else. This is a good example of how the Elite is quite happy to kill people who do their bidding as well as the innocent people who suffer from their insane policies.

Did the late Irv Rubin have inside knowledge about the fact that Israeli intelligence operatives were trailing the alleged 9-11 hijackers while they were "on the ground" in California?

When JDL chief Irv Rubin's friends cry that their leader may have been murdered in federal custody, they may not be far off the mark. Rubin may have known too much for his own good and threatened to reveal-during his scheduled trial-his Mossad connection.

Undoubtedly, Rubin and his henchman, Earl Krugel, were as surprised as anybody when the Justice Department charged them last year with conspiring to blow up a mosque and the office of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

For years Rubin and Krugel and the JDL were almost "untouchable," given free rein to practice their terrorist activities with virtually no sanction whatsoever.

As such, there appears to be a lot more to the quite unexpected indictment of Rubin and Krugel than meets the eye.

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Sharon Threatens Global Nuclear War

With everyone so concerned about what nukes Saddam MIGHT have, nobody seems the least bit interested in the nukes Israel DOES have. Plus with that fascist nutcase in charge that makes Israel the most dangerous nation on Earth.

If there is one nation on this planet that deserves to be described and dealt with as a rogue state, armed with weapons of mass destruction and intent on using them, it is Israel, under the terror reign of war criminal Ariel Sharon.

If this was a matter of assertion or conjecture in the past, statements coming out of top Israeli officials in the past days have eliminated any cause for hesitation.

On June 26, the Israeli newspaper of record, Ha'aretz, cited two top Israeli space scientists, who declared that Israel now has the capacity to fire missiles at targets anywhere on earth. Prof. Moshe Gelman, head of the Asher Institute at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, boasted to Ha'aretz that "From the moment the State of Israel has the capability to launch a satellite into orbit around the earth at a height of hundreds of kilometers, it established [its] capability to launch, by means of a missile, a payload to any location on the face of the earth."

Dr. Gelman's words were seconded by Avi Har-Even, the director-general of the Israeli Space Agency (ISA), which recently launched the Ofek 5 satellite, who told Ha'aretz's Amnon Barzilai that the Ofek 5 launch had two strategic objectives: providing Israel with an independent spy satellite capability to monitor military activities in targeted countries throughout the entire Near East. "The second involves Israel's launch capabilities."

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Spinners are now out of control

If you need any more proof that we are being lied to and manipulated by Phony Tony and the Cronies thern read this article by Peter Preston from this mornings Guardian...

Your first pre-Christmas quiz starts here. Questions: what puts Cherie Blair and Saddam Hussein together in a single bubbling stewpot? Why are Peter Foster and Osama bin Laden peas from the same squishy pod? Answer: sources, sources, sources.

Consider the dichotomy and the dislocation here. For over two weeks we've been trying to decide who, around and about No 10, lied to or economically misled the great British press. Alastair, Godric, Mrs B? The usual cover-up carnival. Unless, apparently, we're told the whole truth in every minute detail, Downing Street can never be trusted again: a fount of rancid stories tainted by evasion, duplicity, puppydogs' tails may be solemnly rejected. This could be the end of everything. Moral stomp-out time.

Meanwhile, from an air- or seaport near you, more of our boys - like many, many more of Uncle Sam's - are heading for the Gulf. Is it peace or war? Is the evidence there, the link of prospective mass destruction? Better go off and ask a "senior intelligence source". Better call on the Ministry of Defence when you leave Number 10; or wander down the Embankment to MI5. Or maybe meet up in the snug at the usual club, old son?

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IRA torturer was in the Royal Marines

It's getting really hard to tell the difference between the "terrorists" and the government agents... I mean how many of those bloody people are really who they say they are!?!

He was one of the most feared men inside the Provisional IRA. To rank-and-file 'volunteers', a knock on the door from John Joe Magee was the equivalent of a visit from the Angel of Death.

However, court documents leaked to the Sunday Herald show that Magee, head of the IRA's infamous 'internal security unit', was trained as a member of Britain's special forces. The IRA's 'torturer-in-chief' was in reality one of the UK's most elite soldiers.

The documents, lodged as part of a court action being taken against the British government by a disgruntled military intelligence agent, name Magee as a 'former member of the Special Boat Squadron'.

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Saturday, 14 December 2002

Sweden Offers Free Speech Refuge To US Officials

Fake news but funny anyway....

Blaine Williams hasn't stopped grinning since he arrived in Sweden two weeks ago. Several times a day he'll approach a complete stranger, offer a handshake and a smile, introduce himself as a former CIA analyst from America, and proceed to tell the bewildered Swede all the things he knows that directly contradict President George W. Bush's declarations about Saddam Hussein's intentions and capabilities.

"Free at last!" Williams exclaimed to a reporter as he sat on his front porch and waved to new neighbors. "I was stuck in a totalitarian bureaucracy for 14 months. What a relief it is to say in public who I am and what I think."

Williams is the first of dozens of former U.S. government employees expected to take refuge in Sweden over the next several months, courtesy of a bold project of the new social democratic government.

On October 15, the Swedish Parliament appropriated 500 million dollars for the "Palme Plan." Named for former Swedish president Olaf Palme, it promotes the virtues of free and honest speech among government officials in underdeveloped democracies.

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Sweden Providing Platform for U.S. Officials Cowed by Bush added today
CIA and MI5 linked to Hammarskjöld death

North Korea takes aim at Bond

I hate to say it but I have to agree with them on that one. I'm not saying that there isn't a lot about North Korea that puts me off, but this kind of mass propaganda is just stupid and pointless, plus it makes all of us who live in the UK and US who aren't mindless brainwashed idiots look like we are. The film is good, apart from the political stuff which is just a blatant attempt to sell the whole Bush/Poodle Doctrine. Basically it shows you how controlled Hollywood is by The Powers that Be!

The gadgets are great and both Bond girls are complete babes and Aston Martin deserve a big hug for producing a car that even a non-car-driving person -like me- thinks is nice. BUT, I miss the Bond bad guy being an independent ultra-rich nutcase like Scaramanga or Blofeld with some megalomaniacal complex about either taking-over or poisoning the planet. And what the hell happened to SPECTRE anyway?? But I guess that doesn't fit with the "accepted" world-view at the moment so we have to swallow the shyt that Smellywood tells us, NOT!

Blatant, obvious, see-through, thoroughly IRRIRATING PROPAGANDA!

James Bond's latest "enemy" is fighting back.

Fictional North Korean agents torture the British spy in his new film, and now Pyongyang is angry for real.

The film - starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry - "clearly proves" the US is "the root cause of all disasters and misfortune of the Korean nation" and is "an empire of evil", according to the Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland.

In his 20th adventure, Bond tries to stop an illegal arms deal between a South African diamond smuggler and evil North Korean officer, Colonel Moon, feared to be planning an invasion of South Korea and then Japan.

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South Koreans stage huge anti-US rally

The secret disservice

Like I keep saying, 1984 was just a typo!

The US government has a new objective in its war on terrorism, an objective it calls "total information awareness". This is a very creepy expression, but it suits the creepy nature of the government's intention, which is to find out absolutely everything about absolutely everybody and store all the information on a "virtual centralised grand database" in the Pentagon. The idea is that, if you know everything about everyone and are able to analyse this knowledge correctly, you should then be able to identify potential terrorists and prevent them doing whatever it is they are about to do.

The Orwellian nature of this scheme has not escaped notice in the US. The columnist William Safire, once a speechwriter for President Nixon and hardly a leftie, has called it "the supersnoop's dream", in which "every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every email you send or receive, every bank deposit you make, every trip you book" will go into the database. The New Yorker has warned that this could help to destroy "the last vestiges of individual and family privacy".

There are doubtless many people who think that practically any sacrifice, even of fundamental civil liberties, is worth it if it helps to put an end to terrorist atrocities. But even they cannot feel reassured by the impenetrable "newspeak" that is used to describe every aspect of the new "Information Awareness Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense". The logo displayed on its website is already spooky enough - a mystic eye at the top of a pyramid, illuminating the globe. Beneath is a portentous slogan in Latin, "Scientia est Potentia" ("Knowledge is Power"). You can tell already that the IAO thinks of itself as something more than just a section of a section within a sprawling bureaucracy. Then comes its mission statement: "The Information Awareness Office will imagine, develop, apply, integrate, demonstrate and transition [sic] information technologies, components and prototype, closed-loop, information systems that will counter asymmetric threats by achieving total information awareness useful for pre-emption; national security warning; and national security decision making." It would have been clearer had it simply described its mission as electronic snooping on an unprecedented scale. It makes no bones about this. "The key to fighting terrorism is information," it explains.

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Silent screams

Can we please get rid of this pathetically-poodling utterly useless war-mongering government, and can we please NOT replace it with either the Conservatives OR the Liberal Democrats; they're all as bad as each other.

Our self-righteous prime minister is complicit in the endless atrocities in Chechnya

The corpse of someone you do not know is not necessarily a frightening or moving sight, unless some detail brings it home that this stranger was a breathing, thinking, laughing being.
It was like that at a common grave for civilians killed in the Russian bombardment of Grozny in early 1995. When I visited, on VE Day, there were about 700 dead already buried. A dozen bodies were being dug out of the rubble each day, and a Russian policeman was carrying out instant postmortems.

The victims were mainly elderly, wrapped up against the cold in clothes that were already ragged even before the dust and blood caked them. They were grey all over, lumpy, anonymised. I don't know why, but when the policeman, Dima, thrust his gloved forefinger into one of the dead men's mouths and pulled it aside to look at the teeth, the corpse became human again, and the shame and sadness of Russia's state murder of its own people burned in the heart.

It was eight years ago last week that Boris Yeltsin and his ministers ordered the Russian army to restore Moscow's control over Chechnya, a region incorporated into the Tsarist empire by force in the 19th century and mercilessly scoured by Stalin. The army failed in 1994. It is failing now. In the course of this failure, tens of thousands of civilians have been slaughtered, crippled, raped or robbed, and young chancers on both sides have come to hallow terrorism, kidnapping and murder with the cause of nationalism and religion.

There is something else which has not changed: the failure of western governments - the British government prominent among them - to treat Russia's Chechen crimes as the hideous charge sheet against Yeltsin and his successor, Vladimir Putin, that they are. It seemed vile enough back on VE Day 1995 - the 50th anniversary of the end of the second world war - when Bill Clinton and John Major were jollying with Yeltsin in Moscow while the corpses were stacking up in mass graves in Grozny. That was a mere five months into Moscow's struggle with Chechnya. Now, eight years on, Britain has a leader unparalleled in self-righteousness where the oppressed of the world are concerned - in Kosovo, in Iraq, in Afghanistan. On Chechnya, he is worse than silent: he is complicit in the horror by his effusive, superfluous warmth towards Putin.

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The Fabulous Revolution of OZ

Americans are always revolting. It's just a matter of what they're revolting against. Give an American something to kick about, some grievance to repulse, and he's happy as a lark.

Of late, Americans have fallen onto bad times because we've lost all sense of direction in our revolting. So, as usual, I am going to provide the answer: A New Revolution.

We need something Spectacular, a really New concept of Revolution. What have Americans revolted against? Well,

- the British (the First Revolution)
- spatial restrictions (the Westward Expansion)
- Bad Times (the '29 Depression)
- our principles (the last fifty years)

We're in such deplorable straits these days because we've revolted against all our original Ideals: an informed electorate, government by consent of the governed, honesty in government and electorate, and freedom through unity. Keeping ourselves informed, free, and the rest, was too hard - so we revolted against the whole shebang. Result: a nation of revolting people who only watch TV and think and do whatever we're told.

So what should we now revolt against?

Bush Rape Allegations

Once again I should remind you that NOTHING one this website is supposed to be seen as the TRUTH. There are lots of stories and articles that cannot be verified and just because they appear on doesn't mean that I endorse their authenticity. The goal of this site it to point you, the reader, in the direction of under-reported or not-reported news, articles and information. You MUST make up your OWN mind on everything you read here. This news may be controversial in nature but in no way is this an act of slander / libel as I offer no commentary on these documents.

UPDATE: Editor Says Bush Rape Suit Story Published 'Prematurely'


A Fort Bend County woman files a lawsuit on former Governor and current sitting President George W. Bush.

Margie Schoedinger of Missouri City, Texas has filed a lawsuit against George W. Bush in Fort Bend County Court. In her suit she is alleging "race based harassment and individual sex crimes committed against her and her husband." The suit lists numerous offenses and asks for actual damages, punitive damages and judgments against George W. Bush.

In her suit, among the many allegations, she has stated, "On or about, October 26, 2000, an attempt was made to abduct Plaintiff (Schoedinger) by three unknown assailants. Because of the actions of these assailants, Sugar Land police officers were dispatched to the scene. In the end, no report was taken. The assailants were treated respectfully and allowed to go free while Plaintiff (Schoedinger) was repeatedly and aggressively questioned. After filing a lawsuit, the Plaintiff’s family and past contacts were questioned and harassed." As a result, Plaintiff dismissed Plaintiff’s lawsuit. Irrespective of Plaintiff dismissing the lawsuit, the harassment continued." Schoedinger, goes on to allege "at some point, she contacted the Houston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, filing a raced based harassment complaint, advising that the Sugar Land Police Department may or may not be harassing Plaintiff on behalf of her neighbors in Sugar Land or possibly on behalf of the First Colony Community Services Association."

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US President Implicated in Sex Scandal? added today

The Vocabulary of Bombs

There's no doubt that Harold Pinter is a credit to our species.

by Harold Pinter

Earlier this year, I had a major operation for cancer. The operation and its after effects were something of a nightmare. I felt I was a man unable to swim bobbing about under water in a deep dark endless ocean. But I did not drown and I am very glad to be alive.

However, I found that to emerge from a personal nightmare was to enter an infinitely more pervasive public nightmare--the nightmare of American hysteria, ignorance, arrogance, stupidity and belligerence; the most powerful nation the world has ever known effectively waging war against the rest of the world.

"If you are not with us, you are against us," President George W. Bush has said. He has also said: "We will not allow the world's worst weapons to remain in the hands of the world's worst leaders." Quite right. Look in the mirror, chum. That's you.

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Cover-up of Convenience: The Hidden Scandal of Lockerbie

John Ashton’s and Ian Ferguson’s work on the circumstances surrounding the destruction on December 21, 1988, of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland is worthy of careful study. It raises serious doubts, not only regarding the recent conviction of the Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, now incarcerated in Barlinnie jail, Glasgow, but over the entire official presentation of events before and after the crash, from 1988 to the present day. They give indicators as to how the full facts regarding the atrocity which killed 270, perhaps 271, people might be uncovered and conclude with a series of searching questions which any genuinely independent inquiry into the Lockerbie disaster should direct toward various governments, intelligence services, and individuals.

Ashton and Ferguson have followed Lockerbie for years. Ashton worked as the deputy to the late British film maker Allan Francovich, whose film The Maltese Double Cross, examined various alternative scenarios that have been advanced as an explanation for the Lockerbie disaster, favouring that the bombing was a consequence of a CIA controlled drug running operation utilised to spy on Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian armed political groupings and factions.

Ferguson is a journalist, who has written many articles on Lockerbie, and along with Scottish lawyer Robert Black, architect of the Camp Zeist trial, maintains the website.

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Did Libya Really Destroy Pan Am 103? Or Is There a Cover-Up? added today
Who Really Destroyed Pan Am Flight 103? — Continued added today
The Israeli Deception That Led to the Bombing of Pan American Flight 103 Over Lockerbie, Scotland
Iraqi double agent named as Lockerbie bomber

How Washington broke UN arms embargo

A good illustration of the Hegelian nature of our governments; problem-reaction-solution. Saddam and Osama are both creations of and subservient to the system which now wages a "war" against them. They created the "terrorists" so why is it that we're blaming the "terrorists" and not their master. The mainstream media never investigates far back enough in the money supply chain, or if they do then the information is deliberately covered up. So this morning tha BBC is bangin' on about some inconsequential bollocks like a load of cars being sunk in the Channel, like that's such a bad thing....!?! I think it's GOOD that there will be 5000 less cars on the road. Plus the fishies will like the artificial reef :-)

US intelligence agencies secretly broke a UN arms embargo during the 1991-1995 war in Croatia by channelling arms through Islamist jihad groups that Washington is now hunting across Europe and Asia, according to evidence from the Netherlands.

The evidence surfaced in a section of the official Dutch report on the 1995 Srebrenica massacre that led to the fall of the Dutch government and the resignation of its army chief.

The report reveals how the Pentagon formed a secret alliance with Islamist groups in an Iran-Contra-style operation.

US, Turkish and Iranian intelligence groups worked with the Islamists in what the Dutch report calls the "Croatian pipeline". Arms bought by Iran and Turkey and financed by Saudi Arabia were flown into Croatia initially by Iran Air and then in a fleet of C-130 Hercules aircraft.

The report says mujahideen fighters were also flown in and that the US was "very closely involved" in the operation.

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Friday, 13 December 2002

CIA Behind Moscow Terrorists

I'm not sure about this one but it wouldn't suprise me in the slightest if they were... If anyone knows anything else about this then please let me know...

A senior writer in the PA's official daily claims that the attack in Moscow by Islamic terrorists was a CIA plot. According to the writer, the US hopes that having the Russians suffer a Muslim terror attack will convince them to vote with the US in the UN in support of attacking Iraq. France, who also has been opposing the US on the coming UN vote, may be next in line to suffer a Muslim terrorist attack initiated by the US, according to the Palestinian Authority daily.

The following is from the text of the article: "[Russian] President Putin's ambassador to the Security Council is threatening to vote against the American's proposed resolution to attack Iraq. This is how we view the operation in the Moscow theater; we are of the opinion that the sympathy and friendship that bond Washington to several Islamic movements in Europe, among them the Chechens, cannot possibly be one-sided and there has to be some sort of repayment of the American friendship by the "Mujahedin" [quotes in source] of Chechnya, Bosnia, Hercegovina and Kosovo. The CIA will never acknowledge its responsibility for this operation which claimed over 170 lives, including those of the perpetrators.... However, the American message reached Moscow and was, perhaps, read the same way by the decision makers in France, who oppose the American pressure in the Security Council and insistently resist giving the Americans an international power of attorney to destroy the most ancient of Arab countries.

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Did Saddam's army test poison gas on missing 5,000?

by Robert Fisk

click here to visit his website Why didn't Tony Blair and George Bush mention Saddam Hussein's most terrible war crime? Why, in all their "dossiers", did they not refer to the 5,000 young men and women who were held at detention centres when their families – of Iranian origin – were hurled over the border to Iran just before President Saddam invaded Iran in 1980?

Could it be because these 5,000 young men and women were used for experiments in gas and biological warfare agents whose ingredients were originally supplied by the United States?

Just months before his September 1980 invasion of Iran – in which tens of thousands of Iranian soldiers died an appalling death by gas burns and blisters – Saddam's Interior Ministry issued directive No 2884, dated 10 April 1980, stating that "all youths aged between 18 and 28 are exempt from deportation and must be held at detention centres until further notice".

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CIA and MI5 linked to Hammarskjöld death

I wasn't even alive when this happened but it's always seemed like something else was going on, Hammarskjöld was the second ever head head of the UN and probably the only UN Secretary General who ever actually tried to do his job properly. He was mediating a solution to the conflict in Congo (engineered by the CIA) when his plane crashed while landing at Ndola airport in Zambia. Anytime I hear that someone important has died in either a plane or a car "accident" it sets off alarm bells like you wouldn't believe! All of this also relates to what Diana called the British Crown's "nefarious activities in Africa".

Anyone who tries to get in Their way will die, it's as simple as that.

Documents the Truth Commission stumbled across linking South African agents to the airline death of UN chief Dag Hammarskjöld, also reveal that the project was hatched at the highest levels of the CIA and MI5.

The alleged plot to assassinate United Nations secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld 37 years ago was the brainchild of at least two British security agencies — MI5 and the Special Operations Executive — and the CIA, top-secret documents show.

For once, apartheid's dirty tricks brigade appears to have been falsely accused of involvement in the murder.

A series of messages between a commodore and a captain, whose names have been expunged by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, point to a plot hatched on South African soil by a group which had access to vast amounts of money and the ability to muster mercenary forces to protect international investment in turbulent post-colonial Africa.

The messages, all on letterheads of the South Africa Institute for Maritime Research (SAIMR), cover the period from July 1960 to September 17 1961 — the day on which Hammarskjöld's aircraft crashed while approaching the airport at Ndola in the then Northern Rhodesia.

In addition to outlining Operation Celeste — the plan to get rid of the "troublesome" Hammarskjöld — the documents implicate the SAIMR and international intelligence agencies in the death of Patrice Lumumba, the pro-communist first president of the Congo. Lumumba was deposed in September 1960 and allegedly shot while escaping from custody in the breakaway province of Katanga in 1961.

The documents, found by a truth commission researcher investigating an apparently unrelated matter, implicate then CIA chief Allen Dulles in Operation Celeste. They also claim that the explosives used for the bomb that downed the aircraft were supplied by a Belgian mining conglomerate, Union Miniere. The company had extensive interests in copper-rich Katanga, and is known to have backed to Tshombe's use of mercenaries, including the group led by South Africa's Colonel "Mad Mike" Hoare.

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A Presidential Impostor Turns Political Assassin

by Ted Rall

First he appointed himself President. Now George W. Bush has declared himself God.

As Americans begin their third year of Supreme Court-ordered political occupation, Bush has just signed an impressive new executive order. You may be surprised to learn that it grants him the right to order your execution. No judge, jury or lawyer. No chance to prove your innocence. One stroke of Bush's pen, and bang--you're dead.

Not even your American citizenship, according to Bush, will save your life if and when he decides to kill you. The only reason you're reading this right now--instead of meeting the Entity Formerly Known as God--is that neither Bush nor one of his "high-level officials" has yet signed a piece of paper declaring you an "enemy combatant." Once they do the paperwork, Administration officials assert, they have the right to murder you.

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Argentina defaults on loans again

Argentina will default for a second time on a $700m (£441m) payment due to the World Bank, effectively isolating the country from all major international lenders.

"We are not going to pay," Cabinet Chief Alfredo Atanasof told reporters.

The default comes almost a year to the day that rioting over the economic policies of President Fernando de la Rua caused him to resign.

Argentina is now considered to be in the same league as Iraq in terms of defaulting on multilateral loans.

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Thursday, 12 December 2002

Low Flying Plane 'Sneaked' in Under Radar to Bomb Coast Hotel

Yet another obscure news report which contradicts the official line. Now they're talking about a small plane flying overhead and dropping cluster bombs on the Hotel. We're talking about seriously well organised "terrorists" here; a small plane dropping cluster bombs, a Pajero loaded with explosives, suicide bombers, two SA7-Strela missiles fired at a commercial plane, and all they managed to do was kill 15 people? The only Israelis killed were some kids who had walked in to watch the dancers, otherwise it would only have been the Kenyan dancers! How likely is that, really? If they were so well organised you would have thought that one of the missiles would, at the very least, have hit the plane! It just doesn't add up people!

Mombasa bombing! A light aircraft spotted hovering over the Paradise Hotel dropping bombs as it crossed the early morning sky returned to safety inside neighbouring Somalia after accomplishing its mission, well informed sources said.

The plane had flown with its cargo all the way from Somalia into Kenyan airspace, having taken off from Mogadishu as part of the highly co-ordinated terrorist attack on the Israeli-owned Paradise Hotel tourist resort at Kikambala, north of Mombasa, our sources said.

One of the cluster bombs dropped by the plane missed its target and fell into the sprawling hotel's swimming pool and did not explode. It was recovered later by intelligence officials and is said to have been behind the brief differences between Kenya and Israeli officials over its custody. It is understood it was eventually taken by FBI agents for analysis.

Kenyan police have been issuing contradictory statements over the light plane angle. At one time, they said no bombs were dropped, only to say later they were looking for three planes which flew past the hotel around the time of the terrorist attack. Twelve people, including the terrorists themselves, were killed in the 8.35 am Thursday morning explosion that destroyed the entire Paradise Hotel, which is owned by an Israeli and where a large number of Israeli tourists were checking in.

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Mossad Bombs Paradise Hotel in Mombasa
Israel Tries To Steal Mombasa "Evidence"

Bush Borrows a Page From '1984'

See, I told you 1984 was a typo!

No one has ever accused the Bush administration of being forthcoming. Even before it took power, its various spokespeople were celebrating tight-lippedness, promising to end the leaks that keep the press in business - and, to a large extent, American citizens informed. In short, we were told, the ascension of George W. Bush would usher in a new way of doing business, information-wise.

One might applaud the Bushies for truth in advertising - they said there would be less unauthorized information about its activities, and lo, there is less information. Vice President Dick Cheney, for instance, has prevented any interested eyes from seeing the details of his "energy plan" meetings, and White House spokesman Ari Fleischer has become a minor celebrity for his ability to speak for hours without revealing a thing. And the president himself has managed to get through almost two years of office, one terrorist attack and one-going-on-two wars with only a handful of press conferences and few non-scripted appearances.

But this penchant for secrecy has lately veered toward obfuscation, misdirection and the deliberate rewriting of history. Instead of saying nothing, the administration has taken a much more aggressive and, in the long run, harmful approach: deleting facts from reports and trying to influence or predetermine the outcome of intelligence, research and science.

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Bali Bomb - Lawyers convinced 'something fell from sky'

Now this is interesting, the report partially concurs with the Vialls Report, but instead of suggesting that the second "high-tech" device - probably some sort of SADM micro-nuke according to Vialls - was planted in a sewer, they suggest that "something fell from the sky". In either case this is more credible than the "car bomb" story because no car bomb will ever create a 5 foot deep crater, it's a physical impossibility. A bomb dropped from an aircraft (ultra-new stealthy plane?) would cause a crater that deep. In some ways I think it is more likely that the device was a bomb dropped from a stealthy aircraft, it would be much easier for those ultimately manipulating the guys who planted the conventional explosives. Maybe they parked a vehicle on the spot and then dropped the bomb through it (a la Tom Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears") to make it look like a huge carbomb... Given that all the rubble has been dumped far out to see we won't be able to tell if the micro-nuke theory was correct. The western media is focusing on warnings that didn't get passed on and is blindly ignoring this and other evidence that suggests this bombing was not the work of Islamic "terrorists". The guys in custody are patsies pure and simple, I'm sure they were responsible for the conventional blasts but the main one, the real killer could not have been made by them, it was simply too complex and powerful a bomb.

The more news that comes out about the Bali Bombing the less I am inclined to believe the official story, it simple doesn't add up. They are playing the usual game of repeating the same inaccurate shyt endlessly until everyone simply accepts it as fact. They honestly think we're all idiots who they can dismiss as "kooks"!

Bali bombing! A lawyer representing Imam Samudra, who is being detained by police for his alleged role in planning the Oct. 12 Legian bombings, has expressed skepticism over their client's ability to assemble the explosives, saying the police should have the suspect re-enact his role in the events leading up to the powerful bombing.

The lawyer also alleged that Imam Samudra and the other suspects had been manipulated by a "third party", which wanted to force the nation to accept its own political agenda regarding the existence of terrorist networks and the discrediting of Islam in Indonesia.

"Our concern particularly lies in the fact that the suspects have confessed to acquiring materials and assembling the explosives. But these are materials that would be used for a conventional bomb while media reports and experts have described the bomb that exploded in front of the Sari Club in Kuta as a high-tech device of great power," Achmad Mihdan of the Muslim Lawyers' Team (TPM) told The Jakarta Post here on Tuesday.

According to Achmad, the only way to reassure himself and his colleagues, the public and law enforcers themselves would be for the police to have the suspect re-enact his role in the bombing.

Imam Samudra, whose real name is Abdul Azis, has admitted to planning the bombing of Paddy's and the Sari Club in Kuta, as well as assembling the bombs.

"We remain skeptical that the explosives our client claimed he assembled could have produced a blast as powerful as one resulting from a bomb made from RDX, for example," Mihdan said.

Mihdan, accompanied by four other TPM lawyers -- Qadhar Faisal, Made Rachman Marasabessy, Nasrun Kalianda and Andi Windu -- was speaking after their arrival here on Tuesday. The lawyers also paid a visit on Insp. Gen. I Made Mangku Pastika, who heads the police team investigating the Bali blasts.

"There is also a possibility that the bomb in Kuta was made of two separate types of explosives, conventional and hi-tech ones. The suspects are supposed to take responsibility for the conventional one while the hi-tech was, somehow, implanted by those who manipulated our clients. And our clients might know nothing about this manipulation. The police should also take this possibility into consideration," he said.

"There is an eyewitness who saw something fall from the sky right before the explosion," he added.

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Bali Micro Nuke - Cops Claim Exploding Detergent!

Letter from London: You Americans

by Adam Porter

This week another reason to go to war has been published. The Pew Foundation, a `thinktank` founded by the right wing oil baron and industrialist Oliver Pew, has produced a report, `What The World Thinks` claiming everyone hates `America`. Or at least that is the way it is being reported.

`Why do they hate us` is the mantra repeated over and over again by Fox News, South Park and the American government. Now this report had produced some actual concrete results. But it is as if the U.S. government is shocked and appalled at the findings, an interview it is claimed of 38,000 civilians in various countries. Surely not?

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Washington at war

The USA is obviating the UN, ignoring most of its allies and declaring itself to be the only state that is allowed to make any decisions. The UN action is just a charade to hide the fact that no matter what the outcome of the inspectors this war has been planned and will be executed according to a schedule that has alread been set. All that's happening at the moment is that the US is positioning its pieces, once that's done it'll strike.

by Timothy Garton Ash

Uncle Sam is coming to get you! Coming to the hyperpower capital from peace-torn Europe, I find three things. Washington is at war. Washington is going to war. And Washington is starting to think about a peace to end both wars. People in Britain, and the world beyond, need to wake up to all three.

There is some confusion here between two wars. Sometimes when Washingtonians say "the war" they mean the war against terrorism, which they are still living intensely in everyday life. Sometimes they mean the coming war with Iraq. WT and WI, as a friend tags them.

The most pressing conclusion is that Washington is going to war against Saddam Hussein. Saddam's solemn claim that he has no more weapons of mass destruction is a blow to those who still hoped for a peaceful solution and a gift to those who think toppling him by force of arms is the only path to effective disarmament. My clear impression from talking to people inside and close to the Bush administration is that this war - WI - is now a matter of when and how rather than whether.

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Iraq's Oil - A Enormous Treasure
Who Is Marching Us To War? The Unthinkable
Turkey's Price To Support Bush's Iraq War: $25 Billion
Iraq Rages At US For Seizing Its WMD Report From UN
US Will Not Be Allowed To Attack Iraq From Pakistan

Her Play Acting Was a Joke

New stories appear at the bottom of this post, as the story unfolds those of us who cynically said it was a class A acting demonstration seem to have been proven right. It seems that Cherie knew more than she said about pretty much everything.

by Paul Routledge

click here to visit the mirror It was a great sob performance. You could see that she is her father's daughter: an actress, with natural stage skills.

I watched her act in the Strangers' Bar of the House of Commons. Labour MPs were visibly relieved that her emotional stage management was so professional. It did not convince me. Maybe I am an old cynic, but I saw through Cheries's self-indulgent tears about her misconduct to the political reality. She stood up to defend herself - but much more to get Tony Blair off the hook of corruption. He is the true target of criticism, and, like a dutiful wife, she took the rap.

Cherie Blair has been foolish, lacking in judgment and just plain daft. Last night, she pleaded guilty to all those failings. Never mind that she was 40 minutes late for her own funeral - the real issue is that she did NOT answer the big question about her half-million-pound splash on two flats in Bristol.

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Cherie's true role in Foster extradition case - NEW

You may be busy Cherie, but you still lied
Cherie Blair hit by new claims over links with conman
60% aren't taken in by Mrs Blair She will pay back Foster's bill
It's a simple question of faith Tony

A Monster Of Obscene & Grotesque Proportions

I'm going to shut up and let you read this, it's superb :-)

The Bush / Blair Gang

by Harold Pinter

Fetch Tony Fetch.... Good boy.... There's an old story about Oliver Cromwell. After he had taken the Irish town of Drogheda the citizens were brought to the main square. Cromwell announced to his lieutenants: "Right! Kill all the women and rape all the men." One of his aides said: "Excuse me, general. Isn't it the other way around?" A voice from the crowd called out: "Mr Cromwell knows what he's doing."

That voice is the voice of Tony Blair -- "Mr Bush knows what he's doing."

The fact is that Mr Bush and his gang do know what they're doing and Blair, unless he really is the deluded idiot he often appears to be, also knows what they're doing. Bush and company are determined, quite simply, to control the world and the world's resources. And they don't give a damn how many people they murder on the way. And Blair goes along with it.

He hasn't the support of the Labour Party, he hasn't the support of the country or of the celebrated "international community". How can he justify taking this country into a war nobody wants? He can't. He can only resort to rhetoric, cliche and propaganda. Little did we think when we voted Blair into power that we would come to despise him. The idea that he has influence over Bush is laughable. His supine acceptance of US bullying is pathetic.

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Vladimir Putin Creating Anti-USA Axis?
Putin pushes strategic triangle with China, India