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Voting and Accountability 
Posted July 1, 2004 By: Ted Lang I now firmly believe that voting is pointless. Although I've been a loyal Republican for forty years, and have voted in all elections with the exception of the 14 years following Richard M. Nixon's resignation from office under the threat of impeachment, I reiterate that there isn't a dime' s worth of difference between Democrats and Republicans, or between Bush and Kerry. But if one must continue to yield to the bad habit of voting, founded as always upon the principle of choosing the lesser of two evils, then by all means, vote for John Kerry.

June 30, 2004 By: Sheila Samples So, what's up with the New York Times? Looks like being publicly ridiculed for dumping the WMD crap too close to the house and then tracking it in on the rug in those critical months before attacking Iraq would have taught it something. It's a new experience for those of us who once revered the Times as the epitome of solid journalism to read it now with a grain of salt, and even then we can't keep the truth from slip-sliding away.

Sun-tzu and Bush's Iraqi War ALL THE WRONG MOVES
June 29, 2004 By: Ted Lang "Warfare is the greatest affair of state, the basis of life and death, the Way (Tao) to survival and extinction. It must be thoroughly pondered and analyzed." This is a quote purportedly from the great Chinese military strategist, Sun-tzu, and the first of his basic pronouncements relative to his list of tactical and strategical philosophies relating to combat and war. It is from Sun-tsu - The Art of War

I'm the RABble! REPUBLICAN AGAINST BUSH! June 24, 2004 By: Ted Lang I cannot tolerate blatant stupidity or reactive outrage shielding desired ignorance by those wishing to remain so. They display extreme anger when anyone tries to enlighten them, thereby transforming mere ignorance to irreversible stupidity. Such individuals wish to remain so because they are desperately clinging to that which might have been but is no more.

Post 9/11 Commission and the War on Terror
June 23, 2004
Abu Ghraib? WHAT'S GOING ON?
June 21, 2004
Scrooge & Marley, Inc. -- The True Conservative Agenda

June 19, 2004
How 'The Sexual Congress of Cultural Fascism' - Ruined the U.S.A. and Gave Us 'Beast-Man' Cheney
June 18, 2004
June 16, 2004
Has Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend God?
June 12, 2004

U.S. World Crime and Our Media US BAD GUYS
June 11, 2004

June 9, 2004

June 7, 2004

The Choice This Year Is Between Empire and Democracy
June 6, 2004
Jobs, Jobs Everywhere and Not a Job to Find
June 5, 2004

Shortchanging our Nations Brave: Bush's empty handshake to veterans for services rendered
June 3, 2004
A Kristallnacht Memorial Day HISTORY REPEATS
June 2, 2004
Colonial Violence Against Women in Iraq
June 1, 2004

  May Voices  
May 30, 2004
American Caligula
May 28, 2004

  Web News  
Translator muzzled by feds on 9/11 case July 6, 2004 Translator Sibel Edmonds made an alarming discovery: intercepts relevant to skyscrapers, had been overlooked. She quickly reported the mistake to an FBI superior, she was fired.

The meaning of the US Supreme Court rulings on “enemy combatants” July 2, 2004

Family demand answers from government over murdered son July 1, 2004

Ashcroft: Tougher Patriot Act needed June 30, 2004 Attorney general requesting additional anti-terror tools

Mass Media Cover-up June 30, 2004 Leading Journalists Expose Major Cover-ups by Media Corporations

Army plans to recall 5,600 retired, discharged soldiers June 29, 2004

US soldier 'karate-kicked Iraqi prisoner' June 29, 2004 Over a three-day period, punched, karate-kicked and dragged by the throat. When he was found dead, lying naked, covered in his own faeces, for hours.

Soldier: Guantanamo MPs beat me May. 26, 2004 In English, the interpreter groaned, "Man, they're coming. They're going to (bust) you up."

Cheney vents F-fury at senator June 26, 2004 Mr Cheney told Vermont's senator, Patrick Leahy to "fuck yourself", after he apparently approached George Bush's number two for a chat.

Facts Why Bush Will Remain President June 26, 2004

US troops suffocated Iraqi general June 25, 2004

Dick Cheney has set a standard for War Profiteering that others can only dream about June 25, 2004

RecommendedThe policeman June 24, 2004 "Then they brought dogs close to us, they were biting at us," Then they took off our clothes and with gloves on they touched us everywhere they wanted." He said that fingers were stuck in his anus. / The pharmacist / The taxi driver / The driver

Bush memos
show stance on torture June 24, 2004   

'They said this is America . . . if a soldier orders you to take off your clothes, you must obey' June 24, 2004

Afghan detainees routinely tortured and humiliated by US troops June 23, 2004

Murder1 / Recommended1Bush year / Death / NWO / Remove him / Bring um on / DU horror1


US Imposes New Limits On Scientists June 26, 2004

Billions Swiped from Iraq. Occupation Authorities Stash Oil Funds as Iraqi Health Care Dies June 28, 2004

Aspartame disease is being increasingly encountered in medical practice. Over two-thirds of the population currently consumes the chemical aspartame with serious neurological, psychiatric, metabolic, endocrine allergic and addictive aspects of this affliction. June 28, 2004

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"Tom White, a former Enron executive radically altered existing DOD protocols and issued a new directive placing all decision-making powers, specifically in the case of 'Derelict Airborne Objects', under the control of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld."

9-11 Commission Omissions
Posted July 7, 2004

By: Schuyler Ebbets

On Thursday June 17, 2004 the ‘National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States’,1 or the so-called ‘9 -11 Commission’, held its final open hearing concerning the outrageous events of September 11, 2001. Rather than a full and complete disclosure of the circumstances surrounding the terrorist attacks and the actions of those involved, the 9-11 Commission has conducted a whitewash.

Although the 9-11 Commission has exposed the glaring lack of any tangible connection between Sadam Hussein, Iraq and the terrorist attacks, it has also omitted questions from the investigation, which have served to protect the Bush administration.

The Commission is telling the world that the United States was wholly unprepared for the kind of attacks, that occurred on September 11, 2001. According to Commission Director Philip Zelikow, “On the morning of 9-11, the existing protocol was unsuited in every respect for what was about to happen. What ensued was the hurried attempt to create an improvised defense by officials who had never encountered or trained against the situation they faced.”

The Commission members were either unaware or unconcerned that existing Department of Defense protocol for dealing with ‘Derelict Airborne Objects’, aircraft piracy - (hijacking), had recently been rewritten by the Bush administration. The Commission wasn’t asking questions about who had changed the protocol or why, and it didn’t seem to matter that the previous protocol had been working extremely well.
On October 25, 1999 A Learjet took off from Orlando, Florida carrying professional golfer Payne Stewart and five others passengers. Six minutes after takeoff Air Traffic Controllers in Jacksonville, Florida noticed that Stewart's plane had deviated from it’s approved flight plan and was climbing rapidly. After the ATC tried unsuccessfully for three minutes to radio the pilot, Federal Aviation Administration officials notified the military of the apparent threat. 

Pentagon officers on the Joint Chiefs of Staff immediately began to monitor the Learjet on radar screens inside the Pentagon's National Military Command Center. An AWACS radar control plane and several Air Force and Air National Guard fighters also monitored the Learjet. Federal Aviation Administration radar screens continued to track the jet as it flew toward North and South Dakota. As a simple precautionary measure military officials ordered two armed Air Force F-16 fighter planes on the ground in Fargo North Dakota to be placed on alert status in case the Learjet threatened the city of Fargo.

Within fifteen minutes of taking off from Orlando, Florida this rather obscure flight, which had deviated from it’s approved flight plan was suddenly the center of attention. Fighter planes stood ready in the air and on the ground to shoot the little passenger jet down should the order be given. According to Pentagon spokesman Ken Bacon "The main issue was figuring out where it was going." Once the Pentagon officials new the Learjet was headed north toward the Dakotas and not into a major city it wasn’t necessary to inform the president, or as Bacon said, "We didn't have to deal with other options."

According to Susan Coughlin, an aviation analyst for CNN, speaking about shooting down Payne Stewart’s flight, "If the president's advisors had advised him that this airplane was a threat to other aircraft, our national security, or populations on the ground, they might have been justified to make that kind of a decision."
4 In the case of Payne Stewart's flight it was never necessary for the President to issue the final order. After flying out of control for 1,500 miles the plane nose-dived into a field in South Dakota. There were no survivors.

On May 30, 2001 Tom White, a former Enron executive, was appointed by the Bush administration to be Secretary of the Army, and more importantly the "executive agent for the Department of Defense". The next day on June 1st, Tom White radically altered existing DOD protocols and issued a new DOD directive placing all decision-making powers, specifically in the case of 'Derelict Airborne Objects', under the control of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Having served his purpose, White was eventually fired by Rumsfeld, allegedly for disagreeing about a weapons system.

The 9-11 Commission has failed to ask Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, and others many key questions concerning the mass murder of over 2800 Americans in New York on September 11, 2001. Perhaps the most glaring of these questions is: Why, after the FAA alerted the military concerning the grave threats posed by the hijacked airline flights, was the Air Force prevented from responding?

As a simple matter of procedure the armed services were contacted by the FAA and ATC on 9-11-01. Air Force spokesman confirmed that alerts and requests for intercepts of the aircraft were received, but orders from the highest level of the executive branch of the federal government demanded that the Air Force stand down and not follow through with old established scramble/intercept procedures until further notice.

Just a cursory examination of President Bush’s actions prior to, and during that fateful day raises many other disturbing questions. Bush was briefed on the danger of terrorist attacks involving the use of US airliners as weapons six weeks before September 11th, 2001, and it seems he took no action.
7 The White House had certainly received numerous warnings from many foreign intelligence agencies concerning a possible attack. As early as June 2001 the National Security Agency's Echelon electronic spy network notified Washington that Middle Eastern terrorists were planning on hijacking commercial aircraft to be used as weapons against important American interests.8

A July 10th, 2001 memo to FBI headquarters from a Phoenix FBI agent warned of Arabs attending U.S. flight schools and urged an investigation, but his recommendation was ignored.
9 The CIA warned the Bush administration on August 6th, 2001 that Al Qaeda planned to hijack US planes, but they took no action.10 The Bush administration disregarded information from German,11 Russian,12 Jordanian,13 Moroccan,14 Israeli,15 and Egyptian,16 intelligence agencies all in August, all warning of an impending terrorist attack. Then inexplicably, the White House allowed government counter terrorism agencies to "stand down" from the highest level of alert on August 6th, 2001 despite repeated warnings from CIA director George Tenet.17

Supposedly, word of the tragedy first came to President Bush in the hallway of an Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida at 8:46 a.m., only one minute after American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston, Massachusetts, had crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Bush was then escorted to an empty classroom where he spoke briefly by phone with National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. After his conversation Bush proceeded to visit with the children. At 9:04 a.m., while Bush listened to second-graders reading, staff chief Andrew H. Card Jr. whispered in his ear that a second plane had struck the south tower of the World Trade Center. With a third plane off course and headed for Washington D.C., Bush continued to visit with the second-graders, smiling, he commented, “These are great readers, very impressive, thank you for showing me your reading skills. I bet they practiced”.
18 Strangely, Bush waited until 10 a.m., when he was aboard Air Force One, to call Cheney, however by 9:43 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 had already crashed into the Pentagon.19

The 9-11 Commission wasn’t interested in knowing why our Commander and Chief, after being told of the first plane striking the World Trade Center, continued to visit with school children. Why did Bush wait an hour and fifteen minutes to contact Cheney instead of Rumsfeld when it is Rumsfeld who is supposedly in charge of ‘Derelict Airborne Objects’?

In September 2003, Erik Kirschbaum with (Reuters) in Pirmasens, Germany, reported that German computer experts were working round the clock to unlock the truth behind an unexplained surge in financial transactions made just before two hijacked planes crashed into New York's World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. German-based firm Convar a world leader in data retrieval used a pioneering laser scanning technology to find data on damaged computer hard drives and main frames found in the rubble of the World Trade Center. Convar recovered information from 32 computer hard drives supporting assumptions that certain entities were forewarned about the 9-11 event. "There is a suspicion that some people had advance knowledge of the approximate time of the plane crashes in order to move out amounts exceeding $100 million," Richard Wagner, a data retrieval expert at the company said. "They thought that the records of their transactions could not be traced after the main frames were destroyed."

The 9-11 Commission wasn’t interested in knowing; who the account holders were that transferred millions of dollars out of the World Trade Center just before the attack, or why Condoleezza Rice told Willie Brown Not To Fly On September 11.
21 It didn’t matter to them that the National Military Command Center operations director asked a substitute to stand his watch at 8:30 am on September 11.22 They didn’t bother to investigate firemen’s claims that bombs were set off in the buildings.23/24 And the Commission never found out why the Bush administration authorized the flights of numerous Saudi Arabian citizens, including members of Osama bin Laden’s family, from the United States immediately after the attacks of September 11.25 There are nunerous questions, which the 9-11 Commission failed to ask, questions that could have revealed the truth behind the attacks.





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