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The Daily DrEd July 9, 2006

The Daily DrEd July 9, 2006

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Poll: 62 % Say "Bring the troops home: "It is perhaps fair to say that a significant majority of Americans would like the United States to either withdraw troops from Iraq or make specific plans to do so, although there is no majority demand that troops be withdrawn immediately."
Representative Of Largest 9/11 Families Group Says Government Complicit In Attack
The representative of the largest group of 9/11 families says that the official version of events is a fallacy and that the NORAD stand down and evidence of incendiary devices used to bring down the towers amount to government complicity in the attacks - a conclusion shared by half of the 9/11 families he represents.
Signs of Detainees' Planning Alleged
The alleged discoveries have led military commanders to suspend allowing detainees to have paper provided by defense lawyers. Government lawyers have also asked a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to allow them to assemble "filter teams" to scour more than 1,100 pounds of documents seized by investigators, some of which are protected by lawyer-client privilege and would usually be off-limits to authorities.
American Scholars Symposium Panel Discussion (9/11)
The information highlight of the symposium was undoubtedly the Sunday morning panel discussion. The panel was a who’s who of the most credentialed 9/11 skeptics ever impaneled. It was moderated by Alex Jones who set the stage and pushed the envelope from his first statement; this seemed to energize the crowd as well as the panel members. The fact that C-Span had agreed to film this event had the panel chomping at the bit to hit bullet point after bullet point. (C-Span has not set a date for airing yet, but can be viewed by membership to Prison Planet)
Man indicted in phone jamming case will argue Administration approved election scheme
The fourth man indicted in a New Hampshire phone-jamming scheme -- in which Republican operatives jammed the phone lines of Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts in a 2002 Senate race -- will argue at trial that the Bush Administration and the national Republican Party gave their approval to the plan, according to a motion filed by his attorney Thursday.
Palestinian Prime Minister Calls for End to Fighting
GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh called for a halt to fighting on Saturday hours after Israel, whose forces have killed over 40 Palestinians in recent days, withdrew from most of the northern Gaza Strip.
Haniyeh proposes ceasefire; Israel rebuffs offer : "We will not negotiate with hostage-takers," Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev said.: Haniyeh is also demanding the release of eight Hamas cabinet ministers detained by Israel.;_ylt=A9G_Rw7s869ESW...
Tensions Grow Over Mexico Vote as Opposition Plans Rally Saturday
Consuelo Castillo Guerrero, 63, an impeccably dressed retired saleswoman, plans to march in support of Mr. López Obrador. "We want absolute transparency, because we're not convinced," Ms. Castillo said. "I think that if things were as clean as they say, then what's the inconvenience of recounting?"
The White House was quick to support Mr. Calderón. President Bush called to congratulate him in the early afternoon for receiving the largest number of votes, even though he had not officially been declared president-elect. Mexican law requires the electoral court to ratify the results.
Banned Near Boston, by Stephen Baskerville, PhD
Nearly ninety years ago, when divorce liberalization was being advocated by feminists, G.K. Chesterton warned in The Superstition of Divorce that undermining the family would imperil civic freedom. (Editor's Note: This article by the exceptional, renown and learned, Mr. Stephen Baskerville, pointing to several areas of abuse of some aspects of freedom and rights in America is noted and cherished. He does not give the subject the full credit it deserves. It was the single most devastating blow to the resistance of tyranny in this and any nation. It destroyed the family unit, the backbone of freedom, by placing the government (village) as the supposed caring parent. Those exceptional parents involved in returning their God given rights are merely fighting the individual leaves and brances of the tree of tyranny. This bastardized illegitimate government must be attacked at the root. There will be no rights for parents or anyone, until there are rights for all as noted by the Consitution. Pleads and prayers are daily offerings for this needed unity of all individual causes for rights, liberties and life granted by God to all species.)
U.S. Air Force Funds Study of Blogs for Determining Credible Information
Blogs study may net credible information
“The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has begun funding a new research area that includes a study of blogs. Blog research may provide information analysts and warfighters with invaluable help in fighting the war on terrorism. Drs. Brian Ulicny, senior scientist, and Mieczyslaw Kokar, president, Versatile Information Systems Inc., Framingham, Mass., will receive approximately $450,000 in funding for the three-year project titled, ‘Automated Ontologically-Based Link Analysis of International Web Logs for the Timely Discovery of Relevant and Credible Information.’”
National Petition for Empanelment of a Grand Jury in Muskogee County, Oklahoma to investigate possible criminal activities of Bush-Cheney. This petition will be used in conjuction with a local petition which must be signed only by residents of the county.
Oklahoma and New Mexico are the only two states within the Union where there is constitutional authority to do this. Citizens, every day people, are ready to rise up and take back their government from the Bush Political Machine. A real David and Goliath story in the making. Citizens are moving to call for the creation of a Grand Jury to investigate criminal wrong doing by President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard (Dick) Cheney.
Bring the Troops Home FAST! 3,000 Join Sheehan in a Fast
"Now in the fast's second day, native Texan and environmental activist Diane Wilson said she was taking this fast seriously.... WIlson plans to
continue the fast at least until September 21st, a deadline CodePink and other groups have come up with for a call to massive civil disobedience ``and direct action, should the government not respond to the hunger strike.""
Special Investigation of Bush Family Slush Funds, by Wayne Madsen
Those who claim the Bush administration is a Nazi regime are not far from the truth. This story is a special investigation of Bush family slush funds, smuggling, and secret money conduits from and to various right-wing causes, including some that are extremely violent. The New York Times is running a story today about the U.S. military recruiting Aryan Nation, neo-Nazi, and other white supremacists into its ranks. The Times' report states that Neo-Nazi graffiti has sprung up in Baghdad, in quoting from a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The involvement of white supremacy and neo-Nazi groups with the Pentagon began in earnest during the administrations of Reagan and Bush I. According to informed sources who have tracked the neo-Nazis since the Reagan era, the surge in extreme right-wing elements in the Federal government was spurred on by the network of Nicaraguan Contra support activities created to facilitate going around the prohibitions enacted by the Congress. A key member of that strategy was Cheney's Chief of Staff David Addington, who was with the CIA, the Iran-Contra Committee in Congress, and then signed on as senior Vice President for the American Trucking Associations (ATA). WMR reported yesterday on the involvement of a foundation set up by McLean Trucking Co., a member of the ATA, with covert Contra support.
Homeland Security denies tracking political rallies
Bertelli said the state agency vehemently protested to SRA International after the private firm sent a March 7 briefing that included a list of upcoming political demonstrations. It ranged from a protest against Canadian seal slaughter in San Francisco to pro-immigration rallies stretching from Tijuana to the Bay Area to anti-war demonstrations in Chico, Fresno, Hollywood and Walnut Creek. ('vehemently protested'?and 'denies tracking', yet, a month later...)
In another briefing April 10, the office received a copy of a San Francisco Chronicle article, which listed a National Day of Action on immigrant justice in San Jose and smaller rallies in Gilroy, Redwood City and Hayward.
Questions About 7/7 The Tanweer Video Doesn't Answer
Al-Qaeda' only chooses to release its video productions at the most politically expedient times to maximize the benefits enjoyed from them by the Bush and Blair administrations.
Why Are Americans So Angry?, by Congressman Ron Paul
I have been involved in politics for over 30 years and have never seen the American people so angry. It’s not unusual to sense a modest amount of outrage, but it seems the anger today is unusually intense and quite possibly worse than ever. It’s not easily explained, but I have some thoughts on this matter. Generally, anger and frustration among people are related to economic conditions; bread and butter issues. Yet today, according to government statistics, things are going well. We have low unemployment, low inflation, more homeowners than ever before, and abundant leisure with abundant luxuries. Even the poor have cell phones, televisions, and computers. Public school is free, and anyone can get free medical care at any emergency room in the country. Almost all taxes are paid by the top 50% of income earners. The lower 50% pay essentially no income taxes, yet general dissatisfaction and anger are commonplace. The old slogan “It’s the economy, stupid,” just doesn’t seem to explain things.
International Protest Day calls for the end of Guantánamo Bay On the 15th of July 2006, Cageprisoners as part of the National Guantánamo Coalition along with many supporting organisations has called for an International Day of Protest demanding the closure of the base. The demonstrations call to the end of detention, illegality, torture, deaths and Guantanamo Bay as a whole. The worldwide demonstrations will be held in the United States, Australia, Yemen, Kuwait and Bahrain
Government Keeps People Poor
Washington reruns are boring. A Democrat beholden to Big Labor proposes an increase in the mandated minimum wage. Republicans beholden to Big (and small) Business defeat the bill. End of episode. Each side has thus reestablished its bona fides with its respective constituency and thus can return to what it really cares about - spending the people's money on war against this, that, or the other.
Mosque members denounce FBI raid as desecration
The arrest took place during prayer hours, and some members of the largely African-American congregation were detained and questioned on the street, group members said. The facility was searched and streets blocked off for several hours during the FBI action.
3rd Political Parties: Unite Constitutionally! Or Be Damned!
The 3rd parties, leadership, members and non affiliated citizens, must heed the words of Thomas Jefferson, " promote harmony and conciliation, and above all things to let the love of our country soar above all minor passions,...."
The three most likely to be Constitutionally compatible and largest 3rd parties, the Libertarian, Green and Reform Parties all have their conventions set for July of this year. Their speakers are likely set, as well as their individual agendas. Despite significant cooperation between the Libertarian presidential candidate, Badnarik, and the Green presidential candidate, Cobb, in the end game of 2004 election . Enough cooperation to land them both in jail for daring to try and take their rightful places in a presidential debate. Despite needless duplication of minimal precious resources; money, members, media and the simple, basic perception that the party is significant enough to make a difference. Despite surveys which show 53% of citizens that claim they want a new major 3rd party.
British forces boost Taliban in Afghanistan, says Browne
THE presence of British forces in Afghanistan has "energised" the Taliban, Defence Secretary Des Browne has admitted.
Mr Browne made the confession amid speculation that reinforcements will be added to the current deployment of 3300 troops in the southern Helmand province.
Libertarian Commentary on The News
More than 80 selected news articles of the week with comment, which is sometimes more interesting than the article.
All Iraq is Abu Ghraib
Today, four years into the Anglo-American occupation, the whole of Iraq has become Abu Ghraib, with our streets as prison corridors and homes as cells. Iraqis are attacked in detention, on the streets and in their homes.
It took almost a year, and published photographs of horrific torture in Abu Ghraib, before the world began to heed the voices of the detainees and those trying to defend them. The same is happening to women victims.
Why Is America Terrorizing Muslims?
“Terrorism is a political technique, not an ideology and any group willing to use violence in pursuit of its political goals may resort to it, noted Gwynne Dyer, London based prominent writer (The International Terrorist Conspiracy”: June 2006). He goes on to explain that “there are left-wing terrorists and right-wing terrorists; national terrorist and international terrorist; Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and atheist terrorists. In theory, you could have a “war against terrorism”, but it would involve trying to kill everybody who uses this technique anywhere in the world. The United States is not trying to do that, so it is not fighting a “war against terror.” In reality, what the United States leadership is doing, is fighting its own articulated war against the people and nations who had no animosity, nor any perceived capability to threaten the US as a global power.
North Korea and the vanishing American Empire If Kim thumbed through today’s news he would have seen the limp and bloodied body of a dead Palestinian boy being rushed away from the site of Israel’s latest attack in Gaza. He would have read about the mysterious explosions that rocked Kabul overnight and the 30 or so “alleged” Taliban that were blown up in America’s scattershot carpet-bombing of southern Afghanistan. He would have seen that 24 new bodies of bound and brutalized Iraqis had been dumped at the Baghdad morgue after being abducted and tortured by the roaming death squads which control the capital.
American attacks on Mehdi Army cause uproar among Shia
In the first years of the post-Saddam era, the Shia were restrained by their leaders from retaliating for attacks against them. From May 2005, when they took over the government, the Shia began to organise their own death squads and, ever since the bomb attack against the Shia shrine at Sammara on 22 February 2006, they have engaged in full-scale sectarian civil war. Some 1,500 bodies of Iraqis who died violently were delivered to the Baghdad mortuary in June.
“I Was a Mouthpiece for the American Military”: An embedded TV producer's frank assessment
No serious plot for NYC, just hate chatter : One former intelligence field officer says, and two other CIA officials confirm, that the alleged plot by Muslim extremists to bomb the Holland Tunnel in New York City was nothing more than chatter by unaffiliated individuals
Tunnel of Fear : It’s hard to know what to make of the FBI’s reported disruption of a plot to blow up the Holland Tunnel. But the timing of the leak — and its intended political impact — is indisputable.
FBI plans new Net-tapping push: The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping,
Stop Israel's Attacks on Gaza : Hold Israel to account for its killing of civilians and destruction of civilian infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.
War crimes : Israel’s offensive against peace: The 1949 Geneva Conventions state, in article 54 of their additional protocol: “Starvation of civilians as a method of warfare is prohibited”. It is also “prohibited to attack, destroy, remove or render useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population”.
Stevens Telco Bill Teeters Under Public Scrutiny The Seattle Times, again, joined numerous U.S. dailies to call upon Congress to prevent companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from restricting content, erecting new online toll booths and charging additional fees for access to the Internet’s fast lane.
CLICK HERE FOR CONSPIRACY, by Nancy Jo Sales, Vanity Fair
With $6,000 and a laptop computer, three kids from upstate New Your made a documentary about 9/11 that spread across the Internet and threw millions for a loop. (click the page, then click the lower right corner to read)
Loose Change Presentation at the American Scholars Symposium
Loose Change Final Cut will be released in the fall of 2006. Loose Change 2nd Edition:
What Is Israel Doing? A Call By Jews In Britain. PDF
Cheney's Got a Gun (Aerosmith parody)
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