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Archive for the Month of February, 2006.
Viewing ALL NEWS articles 301 through 375 of 432.

February 18, 2006

Iraq by the numbers - Putting some numbers to Condi's lies...before the U.S. invasion, 13 million Iraqis had access to clean drinking water. Today, the figure is 8 million -- a 40 percent drop.

Behind the White House's Billion-Dollar Propaganda Push - In two years, the Bush administration spent $1.6 billion to paint a prettier picture of its failing policies, even as it cut away the social safety net.

US military planes criss-cross Europe using bogus call sign - The American military have been operating flights across Europe using a call sign assigned to a civilian airline that they have no legal right to use.

*INTERNET EXCLUSIVE*: UK police arrest stars of award-winning film "The Road to Guantanamo" under the Prevention of Terrorism Act - Citing the "Prevention of Terrorism" act, British Police have arrested and interrogated three of the stars of the award-winning film "The Road to Guantanamo", together with the three ex-Guantanomo detainees on whose story the film is based.

A Half-Dozen Questions About 9/11 They Don't Want You to Ask - One may doubt the veracity of Langley's denials of a relationship with Osama bin Laden and his associates, given the lack of truthfulness of its earlier statement to the Warren Commission about not having had a relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald. Or in alleging that an employee named "Mr. George Bush" whom the agency cited in its reporting of the events of 22 November 1963 was a completely different person from the George Bush who subsequently became the 41st U.S. president, after serving as Director of Central Intelligence.

February 19, 2006

The Making of a Zombie Culture - The corporate media exists to serve the status quo, not to inform the people, as is widely assumed by its consumers. It serves the private sector, the bottom line, not the public interest, or the Commonwealth. The commercial media cooperates with those in power to program the public mind by creating propaganda that in essence engenders specific emotional responses, and creates a belief system favorable to the status quo.

Saddam Tapes Tainted by Cherney Foundation - ...the alleged Saddam tapes, supposedly revealing how Hussein attempted to hide his desire to kick start a weapons of mass destruction program (and thus lending credence to the war crimes of the Straussian neocons), are tainted by the criminal background of “one of the summit’s biggest donors, Michael Cherney,” obviously an Israeli agent proffering dubious goods even hang tough Straussian neocons back away from...

British troops executed unarmed Iraqi - An army investigation into the case, potentially one of the most damaging allegations against British troops to emerge from the war, has allegedly repeatedly been stalled by senior officers, including one of the army’s most respected generals.

37 million poor hidden in the land of plenty - Americans have always believed that hard work will bring rewards, but vast numbers now cannot meet their bills even with two or three jobs. More than one in 10 citizens live below the poverty line, and the gap between the haves and have-nots is widening

UK radiation jump blamed on Iraq shells - Radiation detectors in Britain recorded a fourfold increase in uranium levels in the atmosphere after the “shock and awe” bombing campaign against Iraq, according to a report.

What Bush Is Up To - One of the goals is to replace the present Syrian government with one the administration hopes will be more pliable in its policy toward Israel.

Bush bankrupts America - Under George W. Bush’s $2.77 trillion budget for fiscal 2007, federal spending would top revenue by $354 billion, following a six-year string of staggering deficits -- 2005’s was $429 billion. And that’s just for openers. Step right up, it’s the greatest rip on earth!

There is no war on terrorism - I will tell you here and tell you now with no equivocation: THE 9/11 ATTACKS WERE NOT DONE BY TERRORISTS.

Sex Rituals of Abu Ghraib - This is not the picture of a program designed to elicit actionable information. It is a program to shatter minds, perhaps to rebuild them as a new generation of assassins.

Lockerbie - new forensic tests suggest evidence was planted by the CIA - We reckon that the real culprits, the people who were smuggling heroin on Pan Am planes, may be too powerful to prosecute.

If It's Sunday, It's Conservative: An analysis of the Sunday talk show guests on ABC, CBS, and NBC, 1997 - 2005 - In short, the Sunday talk shows on ABC, CBS, and NBC are dominated by conservative voices, from newsmakers to commentators

Beyond chutzpah - Who writes this shit? And who, exactly, is expected to believe it?

Surveillance: Obedient Slaves Have Nothing to Fear - It has nothing to do with the Bill of Rights or the right to be left alone in peace, unmolested and free from harassment, but rather it has to do with suspicion, with guilt before innocence, with mistrust and intrusion, and the roving eye of Big Brother.

February 20, 2006

Red State, Meet Police State - A federal employee gets hassled by Homeland Security for antiwar stickers on his car.

AP Recycles Old Bin Laden Tape For New Propaganda - Should we be alarmed that Rumsfeld held a meeting at the Council on Foreign Relations on Friday in which he outlined a plan to use weblogs as a tool for US military propaganda?

Chávez to Rice: Mess with Venezuela, Forget Oil - ...when SS Condi Rice mentions "democracy" in Venezuela, we have a pretty good idea of what she is talking about—undermining and eventually overthrowing the democratically elected government of Hugo Chávez.

From Che to Chavez: Latin America revolts against the empire - Imperialism is yet to be defeated in Latin America, but it is being pushed onto the back foot. From Bolivia to Venezuela to Cuba, people are putting paid to the notion that the only spirit Che Guevara represents today is the vodka that the Smirnoff corporation uses his face to flog. The exact opposite is true: the revolutionary socialism that Che fought and died for is alive and well — and advancing.

At Spy Agencies, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished - Find illegal activity in the U.S. national security agency you work for. Report it to your superiors. Get rewarded by being demoted or having your security clearance revoked -- tantamount to losing your career -- while those whose conduct you've reported get promoted.

World's largest anti-submarine exercise taking place as we speak - Noble Manta 06, as it slips underneath the radar, is the largest "anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise" in the world, I’m presuming, ever. This time around the crews have "traditional submarine roles and missions will be exercised in support of defence against terrorism."

Arab Port Deal Distorted for Political Gain - Recently, 8,600 U.S. companies have been taken over by foreign ownership... The politicians were silent. Now, a United Arab Emirates’ enterprise will soon be operating stevedoring companies in six U.S. ports, including Baltimore’s. Its Mayor...almost broke a blood vessel complaining. However, he didn’t say a word while the preceding British outfit was doing the work.

One Thousand A Month Tortured To Death In Iraq - Proving that Abu Ghraib and Gitmo are the tip of the iceberg, the outgoing UN human rights chief dropped a bombshell when he told an obscure Maltese newspaper that as many as a thousand detainees a month are being tortured to death in Iraq.

The FBI and the Myth of Fingerprints: A "100 Per Cent Certainty" - Decade after decade people have been sent to prison for years or dispatched to the death cell, solely on the basis of a single, even a partial print.

Capitalism is Racism: An Update on the New Orleans Tragedy - "The late Malcolm X said that: 'You cannot have capitalism without racism'...."

US Asks Georgia to Use Bases and Airfields for Attacks on Iran — Paper - The Americans have been putting out feelers, the source, a high-ranking Georgian government foreign affairs official said, in advance of a possible military strike to prevent Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability.

Martial law, forced labour and some other niceties of American political life - Because these things are not a fixture of daily life for most Americans, one assumes that outright government repression is an anomaly. From John Africa to Waco, from suppression of labour to Cointelpro, the record suggests otherwise.

Holocaust denier Irving is jailed - British historian David Irving has been found guilty in Vienna of denying the Holocaust of European Jewry and sentenced to three years in prison.

Update on Arrested Documentary Stars - One of the arrested gives his account

The Op-Ed Assassination of Hugo Chávez - In studying the opinion pages of the top 25 circulation newspapers in the United States during the first six months of 2005, Extra! found that 95 percent of the nearly 100 press commentaries that examined Venezuelan politics expressed clear hostility to the country's democratically elected president.

The Impossibility of Flying Heavy Aircraft Without Training - In reality, a clueless non-pilot would encounter almost insurmountable difficulties in attempting to navigate and fly a 200,000-lb airliner into a building located on the ground, 7 miles below and hundreds of miles away and out of sight, and in an unknown direction, while flying at over 500 MPH — and all this under extremely stressful circumstances.

February 21, 2006

5 Reasons to Question the Official 9/11 Story - (2) The tape of interviews of air traffic controllers on-duty on 9/11 was intentionally destroyed by crushing the cassette by hand...

Bush Neocons: Going After Fifth Columnists - ...this blog—and thousands of other websites—may be considered outlets disseminating information "considered helpful to the enemy" simply because they do not "support the troops," or rather support the "war effort," in fact an effort to illegally occupy a once sovereign nation.

Corporate Control of Ports Is the Problem - Ports are essential pieces of the infrastructure of the United States, and they are best run by public authorities that are accountable to elected officials and the people those officials represent.

IMF measures wreak havoc on Iraqi people - The disastrous social conditions that exist for the Iraqi people after decades of war and nearly three years of US occupation are being dramatically worsened as a result of International Monetary Fund (IMF)-dictated economic restructuring.

Chasing Cheney in the Ambulance: Deadeye Dick's Life Support System - How many of us knew that the country's vice president--a man that most politically aware citizens know is the country's real leader behind the scenes--is so health-impaired that he always travels with a fully staffed ambulance--including heart specialist--in tow?

Children of the Machine - New technological advances could make us susceptible to perpetual surveillance

Chemtrail Climate Change To Eradicate Useless Eaters - The pollution from chemtrails, which has made blue skies a vague memory, is much worse than the damage caused by all fossil fuel consumption combined and poses a major threat to life on Earth.

Report probes US custody deaths - Almost 100 prisoners have died in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan since August 2002...

The Houses of Bush, Sabah, and Maktoum - How many people died so Poppy Bush could be awarded Kuwait's Order of Mubarak the Great?

Port Deal: Neoliberal Business as Usual - ...big transnational corporate fish eating smaller transnational corporate fish, nothing more than business as usual, a neoliberal feeding frenzy, in this instance controlled by the UAE royal family.

BIS Calls For Global Currency - Nazi bankrollers want elimination of national sovereignty for world cashless control grid

America and Iran: At the Brink of the Abyss - Whether the U.S. will use nuclear weapons against Iran if a military confrontation erupts is in the hands of a single person, President Bush, as stated in NSC 30 from 1948: " the decision as to the employment of atomic weapons in the event of war is to be made by the Chief Executive when he considers such decision to be required." Bush will certainly not ask Congress nor the public permission once hostilities start.

February 22, 2006

Secret Service agents say Cheney was drunk when he shot lawyer - A written report from Secret Service agents guarding Vice President Dick Cheney when he shot Texas lawyer Harry Whittington on a hunting outing two weeks ago says Cheney was "clearly inebriated" at the time of the shooting.


Askariya Shrine Bombing: Black Op? - In Iraq, things are going swimmingly for the Straussian neocons.

Slicing Away Liberty: 1933 Germany, 2006 America - THE ENABLING MANTRA OF 9/11

The New McCarthyism: American NeoFascists - Recent developments suggest that the Bush administration may already be contemplating what to do with Americans who are deemed insufficiently loyal or who disseminate information that may be considered helpful to the enemy.

Earth Hurtles Toward 6.5 Billion - The planet's population is projected to reach 6.5 billion at 7:16 p.m. EST Saturday, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and its World Population Clock.

'Saddam Tapes' weirdo directed by God - The American who translated the alleged "Saddam Tapes" says God sent him to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Sri Lankan housemaid tells of systematic abuse in Saudi Arabia - The government is far more interested in boosting this modern day slave trade, which netted $US1.6 billion in remittances for Sri Lanka in 2004, than in insisting that employers in the Middle East and elsewhere provide proper conditions and pay for their cheap contract labour.

The Anne Frank Diary Fraud - The results of tests, performed at the BKA laboratories, showed that "significant" portions of the work, especially the fourth volume, were written with a ballpoint pen. Since ballpoint pens were not available before 1951, the BKA concluded those sections must have been added subsequently.

Death-squad "democracy" in Iraq - Violence and death under U.S. occupation

Got Pizza Hut? Got Silicone! - Our children are eating silicon in school cafeterias.

Why do Diebold's Touch-Screen Voting Machines Have Built-In Wireless Infrared Data Transfer Ports? - IrDA Protocol Can "Totally Compromise System" Without Detection, Warns Federal Voting Standards Website

A handout for oil companies - Buried in the Bush budget...

Is the Bush Administration Planning a Nuclear Holocaust? - Will the US launch "Mini-nukes" against Iran in Retaliation for Tehran's "Non-compliance"?

February 23, 2006

HOMELAND SECURITY WANTS TO TRACK SPYCHIPS IN MOVING CARS - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking for beefed up RFID technology that can read government-issued documents from up to 25 feet away, pinpoint pedestrians on street corners, and glean the identity of people whizzing by in cars at 55 miles per hour.

Finger-Lickin' Bad - Combining low wages with high pollution, industrial-scale poultry producers are ravaging the rural South.

Pentagon-Controlled Iraqi National Guard Implicated in Samarra Mosque Bombing - Since it is unreasonable to expect Baghdad hotel-bound corporate media hacks to report anything beyond what is read from a Pentagon script inside the Green Zone, most Americans remain unaware of details implicating the Iraqi National Guard in the bombing.

It's the Corporation, Stupid - We have an administration that is absolutely wedded to corporate interests, both American and global. It honestly believes that "free trade" is more important than the environment and more important than the people. It has repeatedly demonstrated it is willing to let both go in order to foster free trade.

MORRISSEY QUIZZED BY FBI - Singer MORRISSEY was quizzed by the FBI and British intelligence after speaking out against the American and British governments.

Toledo Terrorists and Government Entrapment - Manufacturing the facade that Al-Qaeda is in your backyard

A New Era Of Domestic Surveillance In Australia - The current Australian Parliament is considering laws, almost certain to be passed, to allow authorities to monitor the phone calls, email and text messages of people not suspected of any crime.

Memos Detail 74 CIA Landings in Canada - CIA planes have landed in Canada 74 times since the 9/11 terror attacks, underscoring fears that the United States is ferrying suspected terrorists through its neighboring country en route to foreign prisons for torture, according to newly declassified government documents.

Whose Bombs were They - It was a bold assault that strongly suggests the involvement of highly-trained paramilitaries conducting a well-rehearsed plan.

Ghana to host US military base? - The United States of America is seriously considering the establishment of a military base in Ghana for the sole purpose of protecting its access to West African oil...

Police State Technology: Implanting a GPS-microchip in the body of a human being, using a high powered sniper rifle - ...EMPIRE NORTH suggests to mark and identify a suspicious subject on a safe distance, enabeling the national law enforcement agency to keep track on the target through a satellite in the weeks to come."

Another U.S. "Christian" evangelical spy nabbed - Caught just prior to Ugandan election.

Accused British murderer of wife and child receives "special treatment" from U.S. intelligence agency - Entwistle's firm, Embedded New Technologies (ENT), reportedly had connections to the Braintree, Massachusetts-based firm P-Tech, which was investigated subsequent to 911...

A Coverup Under Two Presidents - The Unsolved Mystery of the Oklahoma City Bombing

February 24, 2006

America Beware! - America, you are being set up for a nuclear false flag attack.


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