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Dec 21 12:46

Hans Blix Would Testify Against Bush-Cheney War Crimes

In an interview with Aljazeera today, former Chief of the UN weapons inspectors in Iraq told the TV that he and the Head of the IAEA “Mohamed Al-Baradei” were subjected to direct threats from Dick Cheney before the war.

Blix said that Cheney threatened to defame both men’s reputations if they didn’t came with the “required” answers...

Blix also added that he is ready to be a witness on the United States’ false allegations before an International tribunal.

Dec 21 11:59

US warns Pak, says Mumbai attacks not ordinary event

In a tough message to Pakistan, the US has said that it is not satisfied with what Islamabad has done so far for eradicating terrorism from its soil after the Mumbai attack, which was not an ordinary event which can be "swept under the carpet."

Dec 21 11:44

Bush admn would "love" to capture Osama before end of term

The Bush administration would "love" to capture 9/11 terror mastermind Osama bin Laden during the remaining 30 days left with it, US Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday.

Dec 21 07:57

Cheney Throws Down Gauntlet, Defies Prosecution for War Crimes

Dick Cheney has publicly confessed to ordering war crimes. Asked about waterboarding in an ABC News interview, Cheney replied, "I was aware of the program, certainly, and involved in helping get the process cleared." He also said he still believes waterboarding was an appropriate method to use on terrorism suspects. CIA Director Michael Hayden confirmed that the agency waterboarded three Al Qaeda suspects in 2002 and 2003.

Dec 21 07:50

Don’t let this sickness spread any further

THE incursions by Indian Air Force planes into Pakistani territory at the weekend were probably intended to serve as a threat. If so, they are an ominous sign. Any attack by Indian forces against presumed jihadi sites would, in all likelihood, trigger off a wider conflict. The jihadis would welcome that, but no one else should.
Condoleezza Rice, John Negroponte and Gordon Brown are among the personalities who have descended on these parts, advising India to exercise restraint and prodding Pakistan to take action.

Dec 21 07:37

“Be Nice to the Countries That Lend You Money”

Americans know that China has financed much of their nation’s public and private debt. During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama and John McCain generally agreed on the peril of borrowing so heavily from this one foreign source. For instance, in their final debate, McCain warned about the “$10 trillion debt we’re giving to our kids, a half a trillion dollars we owe China,” and Obama said, “Nothing is more important than us no longer borrowing $700billion or more from China and sending it to Saudi Arabia.” Their numbers on the debt differed, and both were way low.

Dec 21 06:37

A World Enslaved

Standing in New York City, you are five hours away from being able to negotiate the sale, in broad daylight, of a healthy boy or girl. He or she can be used for anything, though sex and domestic labor are most common. Before you go, let’s be clear on what you are buying. A slave is a human being forced to work through fraud or threat of violence for no pay beyond subsistence. Agreed? Good.

Dec 21 01:32

Scorched Earth

Sometimes it's as if we’ve turned children loose in a boiler room; they turn a knob and suddenly steam is blowing through a pipe seam, so they turn another knob to see what happens next. The Federal Reserve uses its last card, cutting interest rates but forgetting to call "Uno!" The stock market soars as the dollar falls so what did they accomplish? Nothing! Not a damn thing. They fired the last shot in the gun only to remind us that they still had a gun. The seven hundred billion-dollar bailout has accounted for the massive rush by American banks to buy Chinese bank notes.

Dec 21 01:22

US soldiers' lives sold out for lobbied pay-offs

How earmarks helped Philadelphia firm with defense work. Even though its decontaminant was found to be inferior, Rohm and Haas still got millions
Sunday, December 21, 2008
By Christine Willmsen and David Heath, The Seattle Times

SEATTLE -- Scientists have discovered a lotion that can save the lives of U.S. soldiers exposed to chemical weapons -- a product vastly superior to the standard-issue decontamination powder.

Naturally, the Defense Department wants to scrap the powder and switch to the more-effective lotion.

Dec 21 01:11

EPA veils hazardous substances

Chemical Fallout | Watchdog Report
EPA veils hazardous substances
By Susanne Rust and Meg Kissinger of the Journal Sentinel
Posted: Dec. 20, 2008 10:53 p.m.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency routinely allows companies to keep new information about their chemicals secret, including compounds that have been shown to cause cancer and respiratory problems, the Journal Sentinel has found.

Dec 20 18:49

Senate-for-sale case threatens new chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel

BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press

CHICAGO – Gov. Rod Blagojevich is legendary in Illinois political circles for not picking up the phone or returning calls, even from important figures like the state's senior senator, Dick Durbin.

But there was always one call Blagojevich regularly took, say his aides, and that was from Rahm Emanuel — his congressman, his one-time campaign adviser and, more recently — and troubling for Emanuel — one of his contacts with President-elect Barack Obama's transition staff.

Dec 20 13:40

Enslavement, When fear stifles words or actions

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Power of One
By Mike Bates
Aug 7, 2008

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who passed away this week, meticulously documented Communist oppression in his books. The subject was one with which he was all too familiar. In the final days of World War II, he wrote critically of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in a letter to a friend. Describing the mass murderer as “the man with the mustache,” he received an eight-year prison sentence for the impertinence.

Dec 20 13:19

USA: Assassinator of Nations

Unconventional Warfare in the 21st Century: U.S. Surrogates, Terrorists and Narcotraffickers

by Tom Burghardt / December 20th, 2008

On December 13, the whistleblowing website Wikileaks did investigative- and citizen journalists a great service by publishing the Army Special Operations Forces FM 3-05.130, titled Unconventional Warfare.

Dec 20 13:01

Hedge funds gain access to $200bn Fed aid

Hedge funds will be allowed to borrow from the Federal Reserve for the first time under a landmark $200bn programme intended to support consumer credit.

Dec 20 12:57

Bush Insider Who Planned To Tell All Killed In Plane Crash

Michael Connell, the Bush IT expert who has been directly implicated in the rigging of George Bush's 2000 and 2004 elections, was killed last night when his single engine plane crashed three miles short of the Akron airport.

Dec 20 12:57

Taser stun gun kills California man

Amnesty International said on Tuesday in a recent report that 334 people died in the United States between 2001 and August 2008 after being zapped with Tasers, with medical examiners and coroners concluding that Taser shocks caused, or contributed to, at least 50 of the deaths.

Dec 20 11:56

Larisa Alexandrovna: One of my sources died in a plane crash last night

Mike Connell set-up the alternate email and communications system for the White House. He was responsible for creating the system that hosted the infamous GWB43.com accounts that Karl Rove and others used. When asked by Congress to provide these emails, the White House said that they were destroyed. But in reality, what Connell is alleged to have done is move these files to other servers after having allegedly scrubbed the files from all "known" Karl Rove accounts.

Dec 20 07:39

Wall St. sets the stage for the next Big Heist

One could not help but notice the constant emphasis, during and since the Obama campaign, on Climate Change and Green energy programs. The world has a real need to develop more oil independent energy sources and halt the wholesale rape of Mother Earth. However, hearing these pleas from Washington to London from the highest offices in the land only demand more thorough investigation

Dec 20 07:38

Clinton III Continuity We Can Believe In

This is part mea culpa, so please indulge my quoting myself. Back on November 5th much of the country celebrated the end of an error and the election of the first non-white president. (We’ll get to “male” and “Christian” later – much later, I suppose. "Ivy League?" Maybe never.) I wrote: “We’ll know soon enough how hard we’ll have to fight bad Obama policy. Even before Inauguration Day, we’ll know. Who Obama picks for his “team” will be all-telling…If President Obama fails to break completely with the narcissistic Baby Boomer politicians; we’ll know.

Dec 20 07:32

Forget Depp: Somali pirates risk all for riches, women

NAIROBI, Kenya - There's at least one job these days that's recession-proof, if you can handle shark-infested seas, outrun some of the world's most powerful navies, and keep your cool when your hostages get antsy.

A pirate's life in Somalia isn't for everyone. However, nothing comes easily in one of the poorest and most unstable countries on Earth, and when you consider the dearth of career options for Somalis on land, a pirate's life starts to look more than cushy by comparison.

Dec 20 07:21

US, Ukraine risk irking Russia with strategic accord

The United States and Ukraine risked irking Moscow by signing a strategic accord Friday that calls for a US diplomatic post in Crimea, a Russian-speaking area where Russia's Black Sea Fleet is based.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Ogryzko signed the "charter on strategic partnership" that the State Department calls a statement of US intent to "intensify our engagement with Ukraine."

Dec 20 07:14

Olbermann refers to Bush 9/11 'lies' as 'Insult the Dead-gate'

As the departing Bush administration frantically attempts to shore up its place in history, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann stands ready to kick the props out from under it again. A renewed claim that "no one could have anticipated" the attacks of 9/11 attracted his scorn in particular on Thursday's Countdown.

"This is a White House talking point still, even though your average three-year-old could disprove it using an etch-a-sketch." Olbermann sneered on Thursday, over the heading, "Insult the Dead-gate."

Dec 20 07:08

Kissinger Calls For New International System Out Of World Crises

Bilderberg luminary Henry Kissinger has repeated his routine call for a new international political order, stating that global crises should be seen as an opportunity to move toward a borderless world where national interests are outweighed by global necessities.

Speaking with Charlie Rose earlier this week, Kissinger cited the chaos being wrought across the globe by the financial crisis and the spread of terrorism as an opportunity to bolster a new global order.

Dec 20 05:30

What is right with American Politics? Governor Rod Blagojevich, that's what.

Accused governor to fight charges

Saturday, 20 December 2008 | BBC

Scandal-hit Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has told reporters he is innocent of any crime and will not be resigning his position.

Mr Blagojevich was arrested last week and charged with attempting to "sell" Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

Dec 20 03:00

Who is Bernard Madoff, the man behind the $50 billion fraud?

"Madoff has been a member of Yeshiva University’s Board of Trustees since 1996, and was elected chairman of the board of Syms School of Business in 2000. (Yeshiva University is clearly trying to erase traces of Madoff from their website, but the cached versions remain.)

Dec 20 02:52

1 Sen + 1 Rep can legally stop Obama

SCOTUS-POTUS Update
Posted on December 18th, 2008 by Jim Delaney

"The 20th Amendment provides guidance as to how to proceed if a President-elect (which, despite his impressive podium seal, Obama is not until 1/9/09) is rendered unqualified.

As indicated previously, a President-elect’s eligibility can be properly challenged during “the time prior to inauguration” (1/20/09)–but, of course, in a free society such as ours legal challenges to his qualifications are allowed so long as the issue remains unresolved. And in the works are scores of suits with that challenge in mind.

Dec 19 20:52

Former German terrorist released after 26 years

Throughout the 1970s, the Red Army Faction was the scourge of capitalist West Germany and Christian Klar one of its most notorious leaders - the force behind a murder spree that included the slayings of a federal prosecutor, an industrialist and the chief of a major bank.

Dec 19 19:35

Bristol Palin's baby-grandmother, Sherry Johnston, busted on drug charges

Bristol Palin's soon-to-be-born son has two grandmothers in the news: One almost became vice president, and the other was just busted by cops on drug charges.

Sherry Johnston, 42, was slapped with six felony drug counts Thursday following a lengthy undercover state police investigation.

Her son, Levi Johnston, 18, is having a child with 18-year-old Bristol Palin - the daughter of former GOP veep pick and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Dec 19 14:34

Jews run hollywood, NO says ADL - SURE!

the ADL tracking this poll... right... thats accurate.

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