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The Daily DrEd July 20, 2006


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Dear Host master,

This is to clarify our position in regards to the posting on your website

and thereby to neutralize any plausible implications that may be
construed thereof.

At the outset, it will be logical to start with the relationship
between the three companies mentioned in your post, Al Hejailan
Projects Engineering, Horizon Communication Services and Horizon
Satellite Services.

Al Hejailan Projects Engineering Co. is a reputed company established
in Saudi Arabia way back in the 80s and as a holding company, it
offers a diverse range of services and products through many of its
subsidiaries. The activities of these subsidiary companies range from
construction, telecoms, manufacturing and other services. Al Hejailan
Projects Engineering Co. supports its subsidiaries with Management and
Financial Support services.

Both, Horizon Communication Services, registered in Riyadh, Saudi
Arabia and Horizon Satellite Services, registered in Dubai, UAE are
fully owned subsidiaries of Al Hejailan Projects Engineering Co.

Horizon Communication Services (HCS) provides IT infrastructure
implementation and maintenance support to Al Hejailan Projects
Engineering Co. Whereas Horizon Satellite Services (HSS) provides
internet-via-satellite connectivity solutions for the Middle East

As an Internet Service Provider, HSS is a member of RIPE
( and conducts business in strict adherence to
regulations stipulated by RIPE including those related to issuing of
IP addresses to clients. Accordingly, we are required to specify the
usage and update the RIPE database to reflect our customers' details
as and when new IP addresses are issued.

IP address was assigned to Horizon Communication
Services (HCS) in May-06. In due course, when HCS requested more IP
addresses, we (HSS) assigned them with a new set of IP addresses and
gave their old IP address to one of our customers in
Lebanon. However, we did not update this information on the RIPE
database to reflect the new change, since it is a standard practice to
do this periodically and not as soon as an IP address is changed. This
explains why the search to led to the fact that it
was hosted on and why the RIPE database was still
showing Horizon Communication Services' name.

Further, Al Hejailan's name was not registered to that IP address but
the address of one of the persons registered in the RIPE database,
Karthikeyan K which mentioned Al Hejailan Projects Engineering's name.

As an Internet Service Provider, these kinds of issues are common and
whenever HSS receives inquiries related to usage of its services, in
the larger interest of all concerned and that of the society we live
in and contribute to, it is our policy to disclose all necessary
information, within our means and knowledge, on the person or company
using our Internet services, including IP addresses that have been
issued by us. However, when it comes to content, understandably, we do
not have control over the content hosted by customers using our

I hope this explains the situation and trust you will be kind enough
to use this clarification to clear up this issue with the owner of the
blog. Also, kindly remove this posting from your website.

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The Daily DrEd July 20, 2006

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Turkey Signals It's Prepared to Enter Iraq (Bigger War?)
Turkish officials signaled Tuesday they are prepared to send the army into northern Iraq if U.S. and Iraqi forces do not take steps to combat Turkish Kurdish guerrillas there - a move that could put Turkey on a collision course with the United States.
Federal Reserve Policy Destroys the Value of Your Savings - Rep. Ron Paul
When the Federal Reserve increases the supply of dollars in circulation, both paper and electronic, prices must rise eventually. What other result it possible? The supply of dollars has risen much faster than the supply of goods and services being chased by those dollars. Fed policy makers have more than doubled the money supply in less than ten years. While Treasury printing presses can print unlimited dollars, there are natural limits to economic growth. This flood of newly minted US currency can only increase consumer prices in the long term.
The Inside Job nature of 911 has gone mainstream media and it is about time.
(Would hardly call it mainstream, but it is being more widely known. This post has about 30 links to 'inside job' videos in some of the mainstream corporate media.)
Revelations in the case of the Lebanese man accused of being the ringleader of a plot to bomb the PATH Tunnels in New York City to deluge lower Manhattan and Wall Street in a torrent of water have begun to shed light on other terrorism investigations in the U.S., perhaps even on the very nature of the terrorist threat.
United States to Israel: you have one more week to blast Hizbullah --Bush 'gave green light' for limited attack, say Israeli and UK sources 19 Jul 2006 The US is giving Israel a window of a week to inflict maximum damage on Hizbullah before weighing in behind international calls for a ceasefire in Lebanon, according to British, European and Israeli sources.,,1823817,00.html
A New Declaration by Congressman Ron Paul
Indeed, one has to wonder how Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin would react to the current state of affairs. After all, they were outraged by mere import tariffs of a few pennies on the dollar. Today, the average American pays roughly 50 percent of their income in direct and indirect taxes.
Our basic problem is that we have lost sight of the simple premise that guided the actions of our founding fathers. That premise? The government that governs least is the government that governs best.
When we cut the size of government, our taxes will fall. When we reduce the power of the federal bureaucracy, the cost of government will plummet. And when we firmly fix our eyes, undistracted, on the principles of liberty, Americans truly will be free. That should be our new declaration.
Comic book looks at 11 September (Gov. finally finds appropriate medium for 911 Commissionn Report, right next to Superman, Green Lantern and various other fantasies. One needs to start indoctrinating US at a very young age to pass off that BS as fact.)
Is Hezbollah Website Hosted by US Defense Sub? Is the Hezbollah website hosted by a US defense subcontractor? (Hejailan Projects / United Defense Industries, Inc. / BAE Systems Land and Armaments; UDI sold their stake in Al-Hejailan Group in April 2003)
After many months of me complaining about how often the mainstream media was citing unspecified "internet postings" as sources for their stories, I was reading an article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that finally sourced a claim. They credited an organization that tracks terrorist activities and internet postings. As suspected, it didn't take much digging to find propaganda.
Battle Over Shared Parenting Initiative in North Dakota, Foster Care Outrage
by Glenn Sacks (Link 4 this & past newsletters:
Glenn Sack's Newsletter regarding Parental Rights and Gender Inequality
Government the Exploiter, Not Protector - If you begin with an incorrect premise, you are bound to arrive at bad conclusions. Nowhere is this more true than in matters of government. The debates over the "war on terror," the Iraqi occupation, and the Bush administration's casual approach to civil liberties are premised on the idea that the primary mission of the government in Washington is to protect the American people from harm. Wrong.
Libertarian Commentary on The News by Nathan Barton
Around 40 articles of the week with commentary that is sometimes better than the article.
Pentagon PsyOps: Another Fake Osama Tape Experts conclude the latest Osama tape appears to be fake.
The latest audio tape attributed to Osama bin Laden appears to be one more installment in a succession of evidence fabricated by the US government to deceive the American people, according to Scholars for 9/11 Truth.
Half-Truths About Human Trafficking
Raman was forced to work as a brick-maker to pay off a debt incurred years before by his grandfather. For years, he was paid three rupees (two cents) for a bag of bricks. If he didn't work hard enough and long enough, he was beaten with a stick.
Middle East Crisis: Israel vs. Lebanon (Again)
Is the current conflict in the Middle East really the start of World War III as Fox Neo-Con War Shill Newt Gingrich would have you believe?
Where Have All the Architects of War Gone? In his terrific post on the hornets' nest we've kicked open in the Middle East, Gary Hart makes the point that as the fighting spreads, we have seen precious little of "the nation's wisemen, those neoconservative idealists who saw the great American empire imposing democracy on the Middle East at the point of a bayonet."
Where have you gone Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Doug Feith, et al? A nation turns it anxious eyes to you.
James McMurtry "We can't make it here" - Touching video ballad on the present state of America.
Boehner Secret Memo: Use 9/11 Lies to Promote War
On Thursday, June 15, 2006, the House of Representatives will hold a debate on the Iraq war. Media reports say Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) "hopes to match the serious, dignified tone of deliberation that preceded the Gulf war, in 1991."

ThinkProgress has obtained a "Confidential Messaging Memo" from Boehner instructing his caucus to conduct a very different kind of deliberation. Here’s a quick summary:
Pentagon-CIA Kidnaps and Tortures US Citizens
The intercepted top-secret fax contained information that America never wanted the world to know -- that the US was holding war-on-terror captives at clandestine "black site" prisons in eastern Europe.
US Court Declares Open Season on Muslims
Another xenophobic federal judge has ruled in favor of the Bush Regime's phony war on terror,in effect, declaring war on Muslims in the United States
Judge John Gleeson of United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that the roundup of hundreds of Muslims after September 11, 2001 was fine, even though they were held for months and then deported.
Energized Neocons Say Israel's Fight Is Washington's
Seeing a major opportunity to regain influence lost as a result of setbacks in Iraq, prominent neoconservatives are calling for unconditional U.S. support for Israel's military offensives in Gaza and Lebanon and "regime change" in Syria and Iran, as well as possible U.S. attacks on Tehran's nuclear facilities in retaliation for its support of Hezbollah.
Neocons Resurrect Plans For Regional War In The Middle East
In 1996, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and David Wurmser (all later senior officials in the Bush administration) had a plan for how to destroy Hezbollah: Invade Iraq. They wrote a report to the newly elected Likud government in Israel calling for “a clean break” with the policies of negotiating with the Palestinians and trading land for peace.
Is Israel Using Arab Villages as Human Shields?
Whatever the precision of its rockets (and Nazareth’s residents are certainly worried enough about that), Hizbullah struck not at Nazareth but at a site some distance from Nazareth -- a site of strategic significance to Israel, though I cannot say more than that as we are now officially under martial law in the country’s north.
Israel’s Shameful attack on Gaza
Anyway, don’t expect objectivity from the American “free press”. I had to search through the Arab media just to find out that the UN was sending a fact-finding mission to Gaza to report on “Israel’s grave rights violations”. Don’t you think that the American people would like to know that little tidbit?
Toying With Terror Alerts? In these perilous days, we must be ready to think the unthinkable. I'm talking about...the quite reasonable suspicion that the Bush Administration orchestrates its terror alerts and arrests to goose the GOP's poll numbers. The 18 months prior to the 2004 presidential election witnessed a barrage of those ridiculous color-coded terror alerts, quashed-plot headlines and breathless press conferences from Administration officials. Warnings of terror attacks over the Christmas 2003 holidays, warnings over summer terror attacks at the 2004 political conventions, then a whole slew of warnings of terror attacks to disrupt the election itself. Even the timing of the alerts seemed to fall with odd regularity right on the heels of major political events. One of Department of Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge's terror warnings came two days after John Kerry picked John Edwards as his running mate; another came three days after the end of the Democratic convention. So it went right through the 2004 election. And then not long after the [elections], terror alerts seemed to go out of style. With the exception of one warning about mass-transit facilities in response to the London bombing on July 7, 2005, that was pretty much it until this summer. Can I prove any of this was politically motivated? Of course not. All the key facts are veiled in secrecy, as they must be. So it's impossible to know from the outside whether it's on the level or not. But with another election looming, it seems we're about to get a bunch of new chances to wonder.,8599,1211369,00.html
Medical Journal Says It Was Again Misled - For the second time in two months, The Journal of the American Medical Association says it was misled by researchers who failed to reveal financial ties to drug companies. The latest incident, disclosed in letters to the editor and a correction in Wednesday’s journal, involves a study showing that pregnant women who stop taking antidepressants risk slipping back into depression. Most of the 13 authors have financial ties to drug companies including antidepressant makers, but only two of them revealed their ties when the study was published in February.
9-11 Conspiracy Theory - Could the attacks of September 11 have been planned by someone other than terrorists? Some people are blaming our own government. The booming conspiracy theory movement claims the point was to launch wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are thousands of Web pages that talk about a cover up. The theorists believe it was an inside job. "There isn't a single word of truth in [the 9/11 Commission Report]," begins Kevin Barrett. Barrett is a lecturer at UW Madison. He's part of a group that calls itself the 9-11 Truth Movement. "I'm sure that the official story that we've been given about what happened is a lie," he says. The 9-11 Truth Movement also believes a tape of Osama Bin Ladin confessing to the attacks... is a fake. They compare the tape to other pictures, and believe the "fake" Osama is too fat. They say the guys is obviously an imposter - a guy that weighs fifty pounds more than Osama ever did - and who has a completely different facial structure and looks about as much like Osama as Laurel looks like Hardy is in this video claiming responsibility for 9-11. Barrett has caught a lot of heat for his ideas because he teaches at UW Madison. The UW Provost says despite complaints against Barrett, he will be allowed to continue teaching.
Note: For an hour-long interview on Wisconsin Public Radio with Kevin Barrett, click here. The most interesting thing about this interview is that at least half of the listeners who called in to the program supported Barrett's position that there was a major cover-up of what really happened on 9/11.
Religious Leaders Quit Katrina Panel - By all accounts, the group of nine was a religious powerhouse: Their ranks included rabbis, imams and ministers, including the man hailed by some as the next Billy Graham. But as of Thursday, seven of the nine religious leaders serving on a committee created by the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund to disburse money to churches destroyed by Hurricane Katrina had quit their posts, claiming their advice was ignored. Departing members of the interfaith advisory committee say the fund's Washington staff disregarded their advice, cutting checks for Gulf Coast churches without properly investigating the institutions. "I've been in ministry for 30 years and I don't think I've ever resigned from anything. I'm a loyalist to a fault. But what's happened is unacceptable," said [Bishop T.D.] Jakes who was named one of the 25 most influential evangelists by TIME Magazine. Another committee member who resigned, said the Washington staff wanted the religious leaders to "rubber stamp" their decisions. "They had their agenda and that's unacceptable," he said.
Daniel Ellsberg Comes Out for 9/11 Truth - Daniel Ellsberg is the guy who leaked the "Pentagon Papers" which exposed the government's lies about the Vietnam war. He has tremendous credibility as a whistleblower.
Caucus groups privately schmooze lawmakers - Congress has allowed the caucuses to be affiliated with foundations that can raise unlimited amounts of money from special interests to finance social events and activities without having to disclose expenses or donations -- as lawmakers must for campaigns, political action committee and other groups. That means no scrutiny by ethics enforcers, campaign finance regulators or the public.
Homeland Security Department Is Accused of Credit Card Misuse - Flat-bottomed rescue boats at double the retail price, $68,500 worth of unused dog booties, hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of computers that somehow disappeared and a $227 beer brewing kit.
Latest targets of air blitz: milk and medicine - Israel switched gears in its military campaign against Lebanon Monday and Tuesday, launching a series of debilitating air strikes against privately owned factories throughout the country and dealing a devastating blow to an economy already paralyzed by a week of hits on residential areas and crucial infrastructure.
TVNL Comment: Israel will not pay a price for their continued crimes against humanity. Maybe the U.S. taxpayer will however.
Where Have All the Black Libertarians Gone?
Calling on some of that history, Deroy Murdock and Steven Warshawsky suggest supporting the Republican Party. For me they are just picking a different bus upon which to ride to the same destination. (One can only hope they both get to sit up front!) Why do black folk overwhelmingly support the Democrats, particularly in light of history? And why not give the ‘other party’ a chance? Because neither party gives a rat’s anal opening about black people! And even if they did it would not matter, for reasons I examine below. How about more black libertarians? Black libertarians are as common as lips on a chicken – hence the tongue-in-cheek title of this little rant.
The Fraudulent Meaning of Elections Politicians strive to make Americans view elections as sacrosanct. Challenges to election results are portrayed as heresies that threaten to destroy the entire republic. After the 2004 presidential election, many Democrats went on the warpath over alleged voter fraud and manipulation in Ohio and elsewhere. The Constitution requires Congress to certify the Electoral College voters for each state before a president is officially elected. A handful of Democratic members of Congress formally challenged the seating of the Ohio electors when Congress reconvened in early January 2005. Though the debate in the House of Representatives lasted barely two hours, many Republicans feared that raising the topic had derailed the nation and the march of history.
MIND THE GAP: Very good damning video on 7/7 UK bombings with similarities consistent with 9/11 and additional information regarding 9/11 - Simple and short this email is an urgent request for you to watch and download our film - jointly written with ex-MI5 whistleblower David Shayler - about last July's London bombings. IT IS AVAILABLE HERE FOR BROADBANDERS ONLY. D/L and copy freely.

Doing maths in Mexico
The election was stolen. It's not in doubt. Colin Powell admits it. The National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute both admit it. Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana - a Republican - was emphatic: there had been "a concerted and forceful program of election-day fraud and abuse"; he "had heard" of employers telling their workers how to vote; yet he had also seen the fire of the resisting young, "not prepared to be intimidated".
Civil war spreads across Iraq - In the past 10 days, while the world has been absorbed by the war in Lebanon, sectarian massacres have started to take place on an almost daily basis, leading observers to fear a level of killing approaching that of Rwanda immediately before the genocide of 1994.
US hawks smell blood - Seeing a major opportunity to regain influence lost as a result of setbacks in Iraq, prominent neo-conservatives are calling for unconditional US support for Israel's military offensives in Gaza and Lebanon and "regime change" in Syria and Iran, as well as possible US attacks on Tehran's nuclear facilities in retaliation for its support of Hezbollah.
Lebanon's Expendable People - Lebanon was the last straw. It proves that everything Bin Laden said was true: "They have come to take your land and your resources; they have come to shame your women and disgrace your culture; they have come to humiliate you in front of your children and heap ignominy on your religion." Where was he wrong?
If Israel has the right to use force in self defence, so do its neighbours - Israel is staking a claim to the exclusive use of force as an instrument of policy and punishment, and is seeking to deny any opposing state or non-state actor a similar right. It is also largely succeeding in portraying its own "right to self-defence" as beyond question, while denying anyone else the same. And the international community is effectively endorsing Israel's stance on both counts.
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land - U.S. Media & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
How Israel manipulates and distorts American public perceptions
Documentary video
Secrecy ruling by judge on Blair-Bush talk :
The public must be prevented from learning the contents of a conversation between Tony Blair and President George Bush about the conduct of the war in Iraq - crucial evidence in a forthcoming official secrets trial - an Old Bailey judge ruled yesterday.
Call Congress!: (LOL, these elitists are part of the problem not the solution. Try it and see.)
Ask them why we had to evacuate 25,000 Americans if civilian non-combatants are not being put in extreme danger by indiscriminate Israeli bombing?
Israeli Assault on Lebanon Inflicting "Mass Punishment on a Whole People":
I think the massacre of the innocents must obviously apply to both sides. The Israeli dead have an equal right to that claim. But the scale -- I mean, "disproportionate" is not the word for it -- the scale of the response is obscene.
Venezuela slams US for veto of Israel resolution:
Venezuela's foreign minister on Tuesday condemned the United States for blocking an Arab-backed resolution demanding Israel halt its military offensive, saying the veto showed the United Nations was in dire need of reform.
Me, Hugo and George :
On a recent appearance that I made on MSNBC's Hardball which was being guest hosted by Norah O' Donnell, she introduced me as someone who has been photographed with "dictator" Hugo Chavez.
Ethiopia may invade Somalia to stop Islamic militia: (More War coming)
Ethiopia is prepared to invade neighbouring Somalia to defend its UN-backed government against what appeared to be an imminent attack by Islamic militiamen, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
Evidence Chicago Police Tortured Suspects:
The four-year investigation focused on allegations that 148 black men were tortured in Chicago police interrogation rooms in the 1970s and '80s. The men claimed detectives under the command of Lt. Jon Burge beat them, used electric shocks, played mock Russian roulette and started to smother at least one to elicit confessions.
Beirut Evacuations - Israel has opened "windows" for the foreign powers to evacuate their terrified nationals from Lebanon. Obligingly, the foreign media have turned these "windows" into an opportunity to avert their gaze further from the death and destruction in Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank.
The Three Most Common Voting Machines Are Susceptable to Fraud - Past/Present Security Will Not Catch the Fraud

The Task Force surveyed hundreds of election officials around the country; categorized over 120 security threats; and evaluated countermeasures for repelling attacks. The study examined each of the three most commonly purchased electronic voting systems: electronic machines (“DREs”) with – and without – a voter verified paper trail, and precinct-counted optical scan systems (“PCOS”). The report, The Machinery of Democracy: Protecting Elections in an Electronic World, is the first-ever systematic analysis of security vulnerabilities in each of these systems. The report’s findings include:
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