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Archive for the Month of February, 2006.
Viewing ALL NEWS articles 151 through 225 of 432.

February 9, 2006

Criticize Bush, get investigated for sedition - The message is clear: If you are a government employee and you dare to criticize Dear Leader, you will be well and truly fucked.

The Terrorists of Tiny Town: Homeland security keeping our country safe from kindergarteners (hey, they could be Al Qaeda...) - While Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez assures the U.S. Senate that the Bush Administration’s domestic eavesdropping program is a vital "early warning system" for terrorists, another homeland security measure strikes at a local elementary school.

200 Insiders Against the World: Inside the Global Dominance Group - The leadership class in the US is now dominated by a neo-conservative group of some 200 people who have the shared goal of asserting US military power worldwide. This Global Dominance Group, in cooperation with major military contractors, has become a powerful force in military unilateralism and US political processes.

Bush Recycles Terror Plot Disinfo in the Nick of Time - In a brazen effort to divert attention away from the lukewarm grilling of the Straussian neocons over the massive NSA violations of the Fourth Amendment, Bush "defended his anti-terrorist policies anew today, asserting that the United States and its allies had foiled a terrorist plot meant to bring down a Los Angeles building that is the tallest in the United States west of the Mississippi River..."

Meet Our New Stormtroopers - Will this be the face of our new Imperial Army? Time will tell...

BYU’s Dr. Steven Jones Blows the Roof off a Utah Auditorium - If the WTC was brought down by pre-positioned explosive devices, somehow facilitated and covered up by the government, it would be the most audacious conspiracy in human history. When before have so many people been so spectacularly bamboozled, with so much death and destruction, and such massive implications for geo-politics?

Welcome to middle-class lockdown; now shut up and buy something - ...we no longer depend upon community and other people around us. When live in our houses, idiotically sited vinyl "Tudor-esque" fuck-boxes with brick facades...which grow bigger each year in order to accommodate our massive asses, egos and collection of goods, and we "order out." Or go shopping for it at the mall.

February 10, 2006

Bush calls for sell-off of Western public land - Dave Alberswerth of the Wilderness Society dubbed the new sell-off proposal "a billion-dollar privatization program."

Munich Security Conference: Imperialists close ranks - Against the background of the American military quagmire in Iraq and intensified conflicts with Iran, the US and the European powers are closing ranks. This was very apparent at this year’s Munich Security Conference, held last weekend in the Bavarian capital.

The Bolivarian Revolution: A Movement of Hope and Threat - For five-hundred years Latin America has been the stomping ground of the region’s elite, the vast majority descendants of Europeans, white in skin color yet dark in empathy, lacking the will to care for tens of millions of fellow human beings living in destitute surroundings and insufferable consequences. For centuries this elite has been a slave driver, using and abusing the masses for its continued control and power, using the energy and labor of peasants to increase its wealth.

Report: Cheney linked to CIA leak - A US weekly magazine says Dick Cheney, the US vice president, directed his aide Lewis Libby to use classified material to discredit a critic of the Bush administration's Iraq war effort.

Polls: Brainwashed Americans Support Iran Attack - It really is not very difficult to fool clueless Americans, brainwashed by corporate television, and get them on board the Straussian neocon plan to mass murder thousands, possibly millions of Arabs and Muslims.

Mohammed Cartoons: Provocation for Bush's War - by Webster Griffin Tarpley - Beware the Ides of March

Rough trade: Diamond industry still funding bloody conflicts in Africa - The global diamond trade is continuing to fund vicious civil wars in countries such as Ivory Coast and Liberia, despite international efforts to blacklist stones from regions at war.

The Permanent Energy Crisis - No Escape from Scarcity

Petrodollars and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Understanding the Planned Assault on Iran - Iran has been in the gun-sights of George W. Bush and his entourage from the moment that he was parachuted into the presidency in November 2000 by his father’s Supreme Court.

Bioterror - The anthrax attacks and nerve agent "scare" help to illustrate that America's enemies are inside the gates, and that they are more than willing to use scare tactics and even false flag terror methods to achieve their objectives.

France secretly upgrades capacity of nuclear arsenal - France has secretly modified its nuclear arsenal to increase the strike range and accuracy of its weapons. The move comes weeks after President Jacques Chirac warned that states which threatened the country could face the "ultimate warning" of a nuclear retaliation.

Is Bush The Lifetime President? - Everyone knows that Bush is supposed to leave office in January of 2009. No mystery. No uncertainty. The 22nd Amendment makes it so. It's the law. No gray area. Or is there?

Jose Bove's Not Welcome in Bush's USA - ...customs and border operations have, like so many other functions of the federal government, been abused for political purposes by an administration that is far more committed to advancing the agenda of its corporate contributors that it is to respecting the rule of law.

Storm Warning: Levee Lies and the War on Reality: White House Knew of Levee's Failure on Night of Storm - They lied because they are not interested in governing, in carrying out the responsibilities of public office; they are interested only in wielding power – untrammeled, unrestrained, unaccountable power, put to the service of their own radical agenda of ideological extremism and crony profiteering.

Occupation troops involved in antiquities smuggling - official - Many smugglers of antiquities in the country sell their stolen items to the U.S.-led occupation troops in the country, a senior official from the Antiquities Department said.

Richard Perle Tells More Obvious Lies - ...Perle does not "hope" mass murder and possibly the nuking of Iran "can be avoided," for the Straussian neocons are all about killing Muslims with impudence, as the Israelis are all about killing Palestinians, including defenseless children, with impudence.

Bush Plays Terror Card With Bogus LA Attack Plot - Bootlicking news networks follow suit with dramatic images of Library Tower being destroyed

Intel pros say Bush is lying about foiling 2002 terror attack - "He's full of shit..."

February 11, 2006

Bush's War Plan includes the Use of Nuclear Weapons - The United States government is preparing for an eventual nuclear war with a determination approximating Cold War standards, but this time with an expressed preemptive first-strike option against even non-nuclear countries.

The private sector model is a failed model and is being swept away all over the world - Global experience teaches us that a system based upon the ownership of and access to wealth and capital of a few cannot satisfy the needs of the majority people particularly in the post-colonial world, mainly because that was the essential and dominant system in the first place through stages of slavery, indentureship and colonial capitalism that had failed miserably.

Hey, Kids: Spying Is Fun! - Using cartoons, games and kid-friendly websites, the federal intelligence community is seeking to win the hearts and minds of America's children.

Black Op Terrorists Threaten to Execute Jill Carroll - It should be clear what is going on here—fake terrorist groups, long ago trail blazed by British General Frank Kitson, and used effectively in Kenya, Rhodesia, and Northern Ireland, are operating in Iraq to discredit the legitimate resistance, engaged in entirely legitimate paramilitary operations against U.S. troops.

Nuking the Economy - Forget Iran, Americans Should be Hysterical About This

Baghdad Embassy Bonanza: Kuwait Company’s Secret Contract & Low-Wage Labor - A controversial Kuwait-based construction firm accused of exploiting employees and coercing low-paid laborers to work in war-town Iraq is now building the new $592-million U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Once completed, the compound will likely be the biggest, most fortified diplomatic compound in the world.

Riding-high with Hugo Chavez - Hugo Chavez’s meteoric rise on the world stage has as much to do with his defiance of Washington as it does with his leadership of a hemispheric revolution. At great personal risk, Chavez has consistently lashed out against his witless-nemesis, George Bush, and the coterie of sycophants who do his bidding.

Imperial delusions - A "war on terror" that creates terrorism is by definition: an infinite war.

Frog-marching the Media to the Gallows - The Times has proved once again that the elite-media is a steadfast partner in mobilizing the masses for an unpopular war. Even though countless thousands of innocent people have already been killed by the Time’s reckless reporting and specious fear-mongering on Iraqi WMD, the editors continue to use the corporate bullhorn to call the nation to arms.

U.S. Concludes "Cyber Storm" Mock Attacks - The government concluded its "Cyber Storm" wargame Friday, its biggest-ever exercise to test how it would respond to devastating attacks over the Internet from anti-globalization activists, underground hackers and bloggers. Bloggers?

Video surveillance outfit chips workers - A Cincinnati video surveillance company CityWatcher.com now requires employees to use Verichip human implantable microchips to enter a secure data centre. Until now, the employees entered the data centre with a VeriChip housed in a heart-shaped plastic casing that hangs from their keychain.

US offered exile deal, says Saddam - The US offered to let Saddam Hussein live in exile if he would use his influence to end the Iraqi insurgency, a lawyer for the deposed leader says.

Iraqi Journalist, Member of Jury of War Crimes Tribunal Arrested by US Forces - Salaam Al-Jubouri, an Iraqi journalist and a member of the Jury of Conscience at the June 2005 World Tribunal on Iraq in Istanbul has been imprisoned in Camp Bucca...

The persecution of Leonard Peltier: United States Prisoner No. 89637-132 - Peltier was arrested in Canada for a crime he did not commit--the murder of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota in June 1975. He was illegally sent to the United States because of coerced and fraudulent testimony, and later convicted in federal court in one of the most infamous political frame-ups in modern U.S. history.

"Killing One Person Is Murder: Killing Thousands At 9/11 Is Domestic Policy": This Bumper Sticker Slogan On Seattle Resident's Car Has Led To MKULTRA Tactics Used Against Her. - Many others like Susan Elmes of Seattle have had 'physical abuse and gang stalking' tactics used against them for simply expressing their freedom of speech rights. Although spygate is a problem, FBI/CIA hired thugs are in force doing the administration's dirty work as illegal wiretapping and surveillance campaign goes on in the background.

9/11 Rescuer Saw Explosions Inside WTC 6 Lobby - ...Ground Zero EMT Patricia Ondrovic talks about her harrowing day at the WTC on 9/11. Within minutes after the South Tower collapses, she witnessed the WTC 5 blowing up, cars exploding, and explosions inside the lobby of the WTC 6, all the while narrowly escaping with her own life.

February 12, 2006

Bush compounds “war on terrorism” lie with “foiled L.A. terror plot” story; counter-terrorism officials immediately question allegation - America, and the world, remain at high risk for new attacks, new wars, and unprecedented new crimes -- from the Bush administration itself. The more desperate the administration becomes, the higher that risk.

US prepares military blitz against Iran's nuclear sites - Strategists at the Pentagon are drawing up plans for devastating bombing raids backed by submarine-launched ballistic missile attacks against Iran's nuclear sites as a "last resort" to block Teheran's efforts to develop an atomic bomb.

Football and pizza point to US staying for long haul - The airbase at al-Asad is the biggest marine camp in western Anbar province.

Revealed: the terror prison US is helping build in Morocco - The United States is helping Morocco to build a new interrogation and detention facility for Al-Qaeda suspects near its capital, Rabat, according to western intelligence sources.

Bush urged to stir rebellion within Iran - Neoconservatives in Washington are urging President George W Bush to drop diplomacy with Iran in favour of boosting internal dissent and opposition forces within the Islamic regime.

NBC Puts On 2-Week Commercial for US Power - The same people who brought us the Iraq war as show business and "The Rescue of Jessica Lynch" as truth, and who keep bringing us coverage of the White House as public relations, now bring us the Olympics as a two-week commercial for American power.

F.B.I swoops on Puerto Rican independence movement - FBI agents in Puerto Rico on Friday searched five homes and a business to thwart what the agency said was a "domestic terrorist attack" planned by militants favoring independence for the U.S. island territory.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind - When Israeli/U.S. warplanes begin dropping bombs on Iran, will Iraq fade to the back pages of the news as has Afghanistan? With the corporate media coverage of Iraq at this sorry state already, it’s difficult to imagine that not occurring.

$521,000: The average pay of Goldman Sachs employees ­ and that includes secretaries - They call it Goldmine Sachs. And well they might. Because the Wall Street giant has become the first major investment bank to see its average salary top half a million dollars.

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight - From the "You Can't Make It Up" Department

More Evidence Nuking Iran is on Schedule - If not so deadly serious, the idea that the Straussian neocons will shock and awe Iran only as a "last resort" would be comical. In fact, they have long planned to bomb Iran—imaginary nukes or not—and kill as many Iranians as possible and decimate the civilian infrastructure, as they have done in Iraq ...

The President KNEW... - (a photo-op summary)...and MORE.

Exposed.. squad of British soldiers beat teenage Iraqis and shame their country - This video and story illustrates one more brutal attack upon the citizens of Iraq by Coalition Forces. This is just the latest example of aggression by the military invaders against civilians. We are left only to wonder what takes place on a daily basis beyond the lens of cameras.

February 13, 2006

Goss's "Contraband Import Agency" (CIA) and its "program." - CIA: "Christians In Action" "missionaries" reportedly involved in Afghan heroin smuggling under Porter Goss's direction.

Bush homeland security and terrorism adviser's qualifications: she's married to Bush's Yale classmate. - Hallmark of the Bush administration: screw up and get promoted.

The War Goes On, Unreported... - As the "coalition forces" lurch toward the third anniversary of the Bush administration’s ill-fated March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the members of the media stand poised to embark on yet another round of navel-gazing over their role in first helping to enable, and later make sense of, this senseless war – a war that has proven as dangerous to journalists as anyone else.

Drug Smuggling Air Marshals? - The arrest of a pair of agents on possible cocaine charges raises new concerns about the aviation security program.

"10,000 would die" in A-plant attack on Iran - A major American attack on Iran's nuclear sites would kill up to 10,000 people and lead to war in the Middle East, a report says today.

Iran Attack: Turning America into a Straussian Totalitarian State - Either Cheney or the Straussian neocons are insane—courting depression and social and political disaster—or something else is up their sleeves. In order to understand what the Iran attack means in the larger context, it pays to examine the Straussian philosophy.

America's Masterplan is to Force GM Food on the World - Like the tobacco industry, GM companies are now focusing almost exclusively on developing countries.

The Pentagon’s War on the Internet - The Pentagon is laying the groundwork for privatizing the internet so the information-revolution can be transformed into an information-tyranny, extending to all areas of communications and serving the exclusive interests of a few well-heeled American plutocrats.

Every move you make ... they'll be watching you - It's getting harder to cover your tracks as even the most everyday activities -- from running a Google search to using the E-Z Pass lane -- leave a lengthy digital trail.

Another Russian MP Says Muslim Riots Were US Provocation - Echoing the comments of Liberal Democrats leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, another Russian MP has gone public with his contention that the recent Muslim riots were a staged US provocation in order to swing public opinion in Europe beind supporting an attack on Iran.

Bush budget targets 141 programs for elimination or drastic cutbacks - A review of only a sampling of the programs included on the list indicates the human cost of the proposed cuts...they include cuts in such basic necessities as food subsidies for the elderly and poor, educational programs for low-income students, literacy programs, and arts education. They also threaten basic infrastructure and the environment.

CLINT CURTIS EYEING RUN FOR CONGRESS AGAINST TOM FEENEY! - Whistleblowing Computer Programmer Seeking to Challenge GOP Congressman Charged With Asking Him to Create Vote-Rigging Software!

Abrams Kurdistan Syria Lebanon Oil - While we listen to lots of veiled threats and speculations about possible attacks on Iran, there is a real multi-part conspiracy going on involving northern Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. The plan, spearheaded by crazed neocon Elliot Abrams (crazy enough to be the G. Gordon Liddy of the Bush Administration, and an Iran-Contra criminal who thinks big if not well), has three parts...

Deadly Haiti clash: U.N. peacekeepers fire on protesters - So there you go. Vote the wrong way, we fix it. Protest, and we shoot you down in the streets. If you'd only shut your mouths, the wondrous glory of a Happy Meal could be yours. Have a nice day.

Australia: A widening gap between CEO salaries and average wages - Symptomatic of the underlying tendency in capitalist society toward ever greater levels of social inequality is the phenomenal growth in the remuneration paid to the chief executive officers (CEOs) of leading corporations.

February 14, 2006

Class war USA - The already enormous gap between rich and poor in America has become a Grand Canyon. In every part of their lives, U.S. workers are having a harder time making ends meet--while the fantastic wealth of a tiny few grows even more obscene.

Iran: Knight-Ridder bangs the war drums - The curious (and absolutely intentional) omission of Israel from the article has an obvious effect on the central conclusion of the article.

Bush PR costs taxpayers $1.6 billion - The Bush administration spent at least $1.6 billion on public relations and advertising campaigns over 30 months, according to a report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress.

Congresswoman Says America Run By Criminal Syndicate - McKinney: American citizens could be put in forced labor camps

Jail for Sharon son in campaign fraud - An Israeli court has sentenced Ariel Sharon's eldest son to nine months in jail after he pleaded guilty to illegally raising funds for his father's 1999 primary election campaign.

The Terrance Yeakey Cover-Up - Terrance Yeakey was the first OKC police officer on the scene after the bombing at the OKC Murrah Building...Officer Yeakey was found brutally tortured and murdered the day after he called his ex wife informing her that the Feds were on his tail and he was going to attempt to lose them.


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