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The Most Important Criminal Case in American History

By Jim Moore
Huffington Post

If special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald delivers indictments of a few functionaries of the vice president’s office or the White House, we are likely to have on our hands a constitutional crisis. The evidence of widespread wrongdoing and conspiracy is before every American with a cheap laptop and a cable television subscription. And we do not have the same powers of subpoena granted to Fitzgerald.

We know, however, based upon what we have read and seen and heard that someone created fake documents related to Niger and Iraq and used them as a false pretense to launch America into an invasion of Iraq. And when a former diplomat made an honest effort to find out the facts, a plan was hatched to both discredit and punish him by revealing the identity of his undercover CIA agent wife.

Patrick Fitzgerald has before him the most important criminal case in American history. Watergate, by comparison, was a random burglary in an age of innocence. The investigator’s prosecutorial authority in this present case is not constrained by any regulation. If he finds a thread connecting the leak to something greater, Fitzgerald has the legal power to follow it to the web in search of the spider. It seems unlikely, then, that he would simply go after the leakers and the people who sought to cover up the leak when it was merely a secondary consequence of the much greater crime of forging evidence to foment war. Fitzgerald did not earn his reputation as an Irish alligator by going after the little guy. Presumably, he is trying to find evidence that Karl Rove launched a covert operation to create the forged documents and then conspired to out Valerie Plame when he learned the fraud was being uncovered by Plame’s husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson. As much as this sounds like the plot of a John le Carre novel, it also comports with the profile of the Karl Rove I have known, watched, traveled with and written about for the past 25 years.

We may stand witness to a definitive American moment of democracy. The son of a New York doorman probably has in his hands, in many ways, the fate of the republic. Because far too many of us know and are aware of the crimes committed by our government in our name, we are unlikely to settle for a handful of minor indictments of bureaucrats. The last thing most of us believe in is the rule of law. We do not trust our government or the people we have elected but our constitution is still very much alive and we choose to believe that destiny has placed Patrick Fitzgerald at this time and this place in our history to save us from the people we elected. If the law cannot get to the truth of what has happened to the American people under the Bush administration, then we all may begin to hear the early death rattles of history’s greatest democracy.

Fortunately, there are good signs. Fitzgerald has reportedly asked for a copy of the Italian government’s investigation into the break-in of the Niger embassy in Rome and the source of the forged documents. The blatantly fake papers, which purported to show that Saddam Hussein had cut a deal to get yellowcake uranium from Niger, turned up after a December 2001 meeting in Rome involving neo-con Michael Ledeen, Larry Franklin, Harold Rhodes, and Niccolo Pollari, the head of Italy’s intelligence agency SISMI, and Antonio Martino, the Italian defense minister.

If Fitzgerald is examining the possibility that Ledeen was executing a plan to help his friend Karl Rove build a case for invading Iraq? Ledeen has long ties to Italian intelligence agency operatives and has spanned the globe to bring the world the constant variety of what he calls “creative destruction


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Extremely well said.

"In the corrupted currents of this world, offence's gilded hand may shove by justice, and oft 'tis seen the wicked prize itself buys out the law." -- William Shakespeare

"[E]ven in the unlikely -- not to say inconceivable -- event that the entire pack of jackals gets herded into the hoosegow for the agent-outing conspiracy, it will not bring back the innocent dead murdered at their command. It will not restore the shattered families writhing in the pits of grief and loss, from Baghdad to Burbank. It will not be recompense for the pointless sacrifice of soldiers and reservists sent on a criminal errand, plunged into a brutal and brutalizing hell -- for nothing, for a chimera, for ideological lunacy, for the enrichment of cats already so fat they can barely stand up and waddle to the dish for another slurp of cream.
The prosecutor might give them a pinch, but the damage is already done: The dead will stay dead, the maimed will stay maimed, the tortured will never escape their nightmares. And the killing, the wounding and torment will go on." -- Chris Floyd

Read the full perspective here.

dont hold back
let us have the full horror
apparently however for you nothing is possible
and there is no sense trying
whats your solution ?

I don't think that I can provide the full horror for you or for anyone. I can try to empathize with the victims, but only someone who has actually been on the receiving end could have any true idea of what it's really like?

As for solutions, they abound amongst far more eloquent pundits than I, and it should be abundandly clear by now that almost anything can happen in the "greatest democracy on earth". My own historical observations of what's probable, however, just happen to agree with Will Shakespeare's and Chris Floyd's.

there are many people who know the magnitude of this scandal, and fear that if the truth were to come out, it would be incredibly damaging to our national standing globally (think about the repercussions...)
therefore, it is crucial,whenever talking, writing articles,calling in to talk shows,ie any type of public communication, that we frame the issue in terms of RESTORING our national credibility in the eyes of the world. we must show that our legal system has built in self-correcting mechanisms that will not tolerate this kind of tyrrany,otherwise the whole world will turn against us (will or has already?!) If people see the issue through this lens, not only will they not fear taking action, they will DEMAND it. the truth is not what is damaging to us, it's the lies. The rest of the world sees through the propaganda and what is blocked out of our domestic media.
we need to prove that the american way has no room for tyranny.

Just driving this administration, and republican party out of power does not cure the disease infecting the country. It will take a constitutional crisis to bring this to a head. Corporations, wealth, political parties, etc... operate outside and above the law - a serious change which imposes the same level of checks and balances on any source of power, like those imposed upon branches of the government is needed. Otherwise we are taking a knife into a gun fight. Corporations scheme, corrupt, steal, and undermine any possibility of true democracy.

Remember the deck of cards with Saddam being the ace of spades? How about making Cheney the Ace of Spades and gw the Jack of Clubs.
A Jack of Clubs will bicycle when the bosses are on vacation and buying homes. We have a queen of spades in condi. A loyal Jack of spades in Colie. Our queens can be Meijer and judy.

Start with the big lie:
If you are concerned with the reasons for the War in Iraq? Why aren’t you looking at the physical evidence that shows the official version(we were attacked by Osama Bin Laden) of what happened to this country in the 911 attacks, is false
With the Downing Street memo, the Rove leak, the Able Danger information, the Israeli Spy cases and influence of AIPAC lobbies in bribing Congressmen, why aren’t you actively pursuing the truth?

ADL defends itself

This ADL report is simply BRILLIANT!!! A textbook case of applied reverse-psychology.
For those who already read it, read it again, this time keeping in mind what I just pointed out.

This is the ONLY paper of its kind that can be disseminated to the world at large without fear of reprisal – think about it. All the facts, dates, chronology, quotes... everything. In the open, un-refuted. The Sword of Truth.
My response to ADL one of the Octopus arms taking control of this country, trying to shield the fact that the necons of PNAC, (the Bush think tank who devided a plan to attack Iraq, many months before 911, and in Rebuilding America's defenses, said they would need a New Pearl Harbor to gain the public's support of attacking Iraq),are mostly Zionists, and so are many major media outlets.
I don't agree with your antisemetic slurs that all Jews are money hungry, etc.. Many of my good friends are wonderful, intelligent Jewish people.

Where are your proofs? You cited many references, yet where is your refutation? I appreciate the time you spent making this: it is a great resource.!!!

Simple: PNAC (Project for a New American Century) members mostly Jewish, decided they needed a New Pearl Harbor, and a born again President with interests in oil, came to Israel's defence after the Iranian revolution, to help Israel reconnect pipe lines, so with CIA and Israeli help staged 911 to attack Iraq, and claim its oil. Cheney had Haliburton, Rumsfield has drugs, and they revisited the 1979 plan to attack the WTC with airliners, and blame it on Sadamn Hussein and Osama Bin Laden. Bush lied to Congress saying nearly 140 Israeli citizens were killed in the WTC, you admit it was only seven, You talked about Larry Silverstein as the owner of the WTC, how did WTC 7 collapse?, it wasn't hit by a plane. You talk of the 5 dancing happy Israeli Mossad, who were deported with Michael Chertoff's help. You spoke of the Israeli firm that owns Logan Airport. Thanks for that confirmation. You Told of the Israeli info on communications, and you give credence to the Conspiracy TRUTH(NOT THEORY) because you reveal all this Israeli involvement! You failed to mention however, the money the US gives in foreign aid to Israel, comes back via Israel's powerful lobby, AIPAC to bribe Congressmen's Campaign chests,because the average American is too busy working and spending 1/3 their incomes to government and pay for the national debt, which goes to your private bankers in the Federal reserve system.
Posted by: Rese on October 16, 2005 at 10:59pm

The incredible power of secret agencies is supporting the elite, and that elite would love Amerce to become a dictatorship. They fund themselves with profits from drugs, oil and money laundering and are into assassinations, destroying democratic regimes, and carrying out attacks of terror; WTC 1 was done with FBI knowledge as the below articles show, also Oklahoma for the purpose of making public opinion de-arm Americans, and 911 for invading Iraq to get its oil, and begin a crusade against Moslem people. Their aim one world government and the invasion and take over by UN Troops carrying out Agenda 21. Their motive, power, and control of the world from Jerusalem. Their backers, Rothschild’s, bankers and some of America's richest families.
Following are some excerpts from articles that show the FBI knew about previous attacks, on WTC1, Oklahoma and 911, that some of the same informants were present at all three, and they did nothing to prevent the deaths of common citizens, while other VIPs were warned. Curt and paste the article titles into Goggle search bar to read them in their entirety.

You know, i read the above. It sounds like the writter is assigning blame for 9/11 (and everything else that has occured since) on Jews and Isreal. Ive read alot of, what is esentially,,unconfirmed rumor's alleging that Isreal is behind all the crap going on now. Perhaps it may be true but until i see solid evidence, i will continue to beleive it's all bullshit.

I'de like to remind anyone who may have forgotten, that this type of rumor is exactly what occured in Nazi Germany in the 1930's that resulted in the worst case of mass murder ever known. You asshole's who spread this bullshit need to get a hobby or a woman, anything to divert your attention away from this bullshit. Here it is, 2005, and we got to listen to this "kill the freakin jew's" bullshit. If it isn't kill the Jew's, it's kill the Nigger's. Quite frankly, im sick to death from hearing this bullshit which i been hearing all my life. Goddamm ill be glad when im dead and gone and off this rock! And away from all the bullshit!!

For anyone who cares, im not a Jew. Im protestant, and i ain't killin nobody over religion. That seems to be the foundation of all that is wrong these days, fighting and killing over religious belief's. that is soo much bullshit!**Humphrey**

Tony Blair dismissed the Niger story saying that the UK had independent evidence of Saddam Hussein's regime seeking uranium from Africa. He implied there was another thread to the story, not just the fake Niger documents. The public have never been made privy to this intelligence. The buck seemed to be passed between the US and UK, Bush referring to British intelligence. Would be interested to hear how people think Patrick Fitzgerald's conclusions will impact on our politicians. The whole intelligence fiaso so clearly involves both government.

I remember Mr Jones (UK intelligence analyst) saying he was told there was intelligence to which his department was not allowed access. In his concern about how the intelligence seemed to be having its normal caveats stripped away, he spoke to someone who had access to the said intelligence, asking them for reassurance. He was basically told that his concerns would not be allayed. How the public are meant to believe the analysts 'got it wrong' is beyond me. I hope the american public will help us out with this, we really did get into this mess together. Americans are capable of being breathtakingly honest at times, we need a good dose of it to head our way, or a loan of Mr Fitzgerald.

Remember the words and the report of Able-Danger......

Fitzgerald already knows who the Niger forgers were now, and Ledeen was heavily involved......He's got them flipping and back-flipping, and the game is turning into five card match....

Doug E.

Jim's piece is historically brilliant proof that when you're fighting the good fight, there is no better weapon than the truth.

We can't worry about how bad it's going to look when the shit really hits the fan and the Bush cabal's unprecedented fraud collapses. We just need to be willing to go in and clean up the mess afterwards.

Small price to pay for the survival of American Democracy.

John Perry

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