Reporter Bryant Jordan's 1,500 word feature includes a background summary of
Edmonds' story, which The
BRAD BLOG has been detailing for years, and a summary of the allegations she
offered under oath last August in
deposition following seven years of "forced silence" under a court-ordered
gag due to the so-called "State Secrets Privilege" twice-invoked by George W.
Bush's Department of Justice. A good round-up of the startling information
Edmonds says she gleaned while listening to and translating wiretaps in the
counterintelligence division at the FBI after 9/11 is offered throughout his
Jordan's piece is well reported and includes, for
the first time to our knowledge, several forms of denials of Edmonds allegations
by some of Bush's key State and Defense Department officials --- such as Richard
Perle and Douglas Feith --- who, she says, were participants in espionage plots
against the United States in order to share military and even nuclear secrets
with Turkish and Israeli government operatives. ...
"No free man shall ever be de-barred the use of arms. The
strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is
as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
9/11, Deep Events, and the Curtailment of U.S. Freedoms
Prof Peter Dale Scott
The war on terror and the war on drugs have this in common: both are ideological
attempts to justify the needless killings of thousands – including both American
troops and foreign civilians -- in another needless war.
Intelligence Improperly Collected on U.S. Citizens
In February, a Department of Homeland Security intelligence official wrote a
“threat assessment” for the police in Wisconsin about a demonstration involving
local pro- and anti-abortion rights groups. ...
Huge Blow To Fair Elections; Supreme Court Favors Corporations
Over "We The People" In Campaign Finance Reform Ruling! Democracy As We Knew It Will Be
Seriously Challenged (See
US News Page)
Get the real story on who runs the media that we
trust to protect our democracy. Learn how just half a dozen men hold control of
our media programming and why that's a bad thing for democracy. A mere six
individuals (CEOs) decide which stories you get to see and which stories you
don't get to see. Once you realize the truth about our misguided notion of
integrity in broadcasting and the news, you will see how easy it is to deceive a
populace. You could convince them of literally anything. Even into giving up
their rights. View the NewsFocus page on The
Media for all you need to know.
THE FEDERAL RESERVE! Most Americans Do Not Realize That We Do Not Own The Fed The uber-rich bankers from the Central Banks rule
over all politicians. Don't believe it?
Learn what you don't know about the corrupt
Alan Greenspan Admits There Is No Authority Above The Federal Reserve
75% of Americans Favor Auditing The Federal
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
So much for the ongoing secrecy of the nation’s independent
central banking system. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds
that 75% of Americans favor auditing the Federal Reserve and making the results
available to the public. ...
(See more farther below and also on the Economy
TIME TO AUDIT THE FEDERAL RESERVE!
Banks Own The US Government There are smart ways to raise money and regulate the
market, but Wall Street is working to kill any meaningful financial reform
The Guardian - by Dean Baker - 2009-06-30
Last month, when the
US Congress failed to
pass a bankruptcy reform measure that would have
allowed home mortgages to be modified in bankruptcy, senator Dick Durbin
succinctly commented: "The
banks own the place." That seems pretty clear. After all, it was the
banks' greed that fed the housing bubble with loony loans that were
guaranteed to go bad. Of course the finance guys also made a fortune
guaranteeing the loans that were guaranteed to go bad (ie
AIG), and when
everything went bust, the taxpayers got handed the bill. The cost of the
bailout will certainly be in the hundreds of billions, if not more than $1tn
when it is all over. ...
Reserve is 'a Ponzi scheme, an inside job' The Raw Story.com, by
Daniel Tencer- July 25,
The Federal Reserve — the quasi-autonomous body that controls
the US’s money supply — is a “Ponzi scheme” that created “bubble after
bubble” in the US economy and needs to be held accountable for its actions,
says Eliot Spitzer, the former governor and attorney-general of New York.
Learn More About
The Federal Reserve Here: Return The Control Of Our
Money To The US Government The Federal Reserve Sets The Rules When It Comes To Our Monetary
NewsFocus, By Tim Watts 031209
What Most Don’t Know About Our System of Currency The Takeover of the United States of America For over two
hundred years, the United States of America has been the beacon of
democracy and freedom for the world, or so we have been led
to believe. While sadly unbeknownst to many, our democracy was infiltrated
long, long ago. If that is a statement that you personally take issue
with, you are encouraged to please take the time to read this paper and see
if there isn’t something hidden that you just might not know about regarding
our beloved country. Please consider the following. (Read
The Privately Owned Federal Reserve Runs Our Country Unemployment On The Rise The
International Forecaster, by Bob Chapman, July 16,
2009 We hope people are starting
to realize that the privately owned Federal Reserve runs our country, not
our branches of government. The new proposal to give the Fed new powers is
the worst possible thing that could be happening to our country. It is a
total centralization of banking and financial power. ...
NATIONALIZE THE FEDERAL RESERVE Banks Only Care Is Profit. Return The Power To Print
Money To 'We The People' By Nathan Diebenow,
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Let Private Predator Banks Die:
Lawyer DALLAS, Texas — Still pissed
off at the Wall Street bailout? President Barack Obama’s stimulus package?
Private bank nationalization? The new homeowner mortgage bailout? Also afraid
that the federal government won’t have enough money to fund Medicare, Medicaid,
and Social Security in the future? Well, Ellen Hodgson Brown has a solution for
you. Nationalize the Federal Reserve. ...
"Outlaw the Shadow Banking System!" Guess Who Said It? Global
Research, by Matthias Chang, March 10, 2009
When I read the remarks of President Obama and Prime Minister
Gordon Brown after their meeting at the Oval Office on March 3, 2009 and the
speech of the latter to the Joint Session of Congress on March 4, 2009, I
realized that a growing antagonism has emerged between certain factions of the
ruling elites in the City of London and in Washington DC. ...
The Federal Reserve is bankrupt for all
intents and purposes. The same goes for the Bank of England! This article will
focus largely on the Fed, because the Fed is the "financial
How long can someone who has stepped on a landmine, remain standing – hours,
days? Eventually, when he is exhausted and his legs give way, the mine will just
explode! The shadow banking system has not only stepped on the land-mine, it is
carrying such a heavy load (trillions of toxic wastes) that sooner or later it
will tilt, give way and trigger off the land-mine! ...
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There is no greater form of
patriotism than questioning your government.
One Day We’ll All Be Terrorists
By Chris Hedges - 122809
This corruption of our legal system, if history is any guide, will not be
reserved by the state for suspected terrorists, or even Muslim Americans. In the
coming turmoil and economic collapse, it will be used to silence all who are
branded as disruptive or subversive.
Welcome to Orwell’s World 2010
InformationClearinghouse.info, By John Pilger -
In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate called Oceania,
whose language of war inverted lies that “passed into history and became truth.
‘Who controls the past’, ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who
controls the present controls the past’.
agency rejected charges that it possessed, but failed to disseminate,
information about Nigerian suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab that might have
led to his being placed on a no-fly list. ...
Amid Media Blackout
Congressional hearing reveals US intelligence agencies shielded Flight 253
by Alex Lantier - 010310
The revelation that US intelligence agencies made a deliberate decision to
allow Abdulmutallab to board the commercial flight, without any special
airport screening, has been buried in the media. As of this writing, nearly
a week after the hearing, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,
Washington Post and Los Angeles Times have published no articles on the
subject. Nor have the broadcast or cable media reported on it.
Rightist demagogues, as they are wont to do,
prattle-on how they, and they alone, can “keep America safe”–by shredding the
Waging a decades-long psychological war against
the American people, corporatist thugs embedded within the National Security
State assure us that secrecy, deceit and imperial adventures that steal other
peoples’ resources are the one true path to national prosperity and universal
But what happens when those charged with
protecting us from attack, actually aid and abet those who would kill us, and
then handsomely profit from our slaughter in the process?
During a January 27 hearing of the House
Committee on Homeland Security, Under Secretary of State for Management, Patrick
F. Kennedy, testified that the visa of accused bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab,
wasn’t revoked at the specific request of secret state agencies. ... (Read
Flight 253: Anatomy of a Cover-Up
DissidentVoice.com, by Tom Burghardt - January 11th, 2010
New revelations about the failed Christmas Day attack
on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 continue to emerge as does evidence of a
systematic cover-up. With the White House in crisis mode since the attempted
bombing, President Obama met for two hours January 5 with top security and
intelligence officials. Obama said that secret state agencies “had
sufficient information to uncover the terror plot … but that intelligence
officials had ‘failed to connect those dots’,” The New York Times reports.
Northwest Bomber: A Possible Manchurian Candidate? Jasper Schuringa a passenger of Northwest
flight 253, who helped apprehend the Nigerian Islamist Abdul Farouk
Abdulmutallab, 23, gives an eyewitness account that is chillingly reminiscent of
a brainwashed 'Manchurian Candidate'. No struggle, no anger, just fear and a
blank look. Not exactly an enraged terrorist.
Schuringa said he noticed a man on the left side of the
aisle, sitting still while on fire.
"A normal person would stand up, and he wasn't standing
up," he said.
Schuringa said the man just stared at him, but did
not let go of whatever he was holding onto. Through it all, the man
Flight 253 Passenger Jasper Schuringa Speaks to CNN
NewsFocus: With little or no media
rumors that the attempted bomber had no passport and was helped to
board the plane by a well dressed man, a Bing search was conducted
with the key words, northwest bomber passport. The search brought up
of the articles below within just a few pages, yet Google News gave only
eight pages to the entire search and did not yield one single story
on the no passport rumor. Not even one story on the lack of a
passport from Google News.
Ask yourself how Google News would miss this story, or why it would suppress
A Convenience Theory
Detroit Airliner Terror Incident
By Grant Lawrence - 123009
I am not one that sees conspiracies everywhere, but I do like a good Convenience
Theory. Like the one that is coming together out of the botched terror attempt
by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up an airliner in Detroit just as it was
Change Flight 253's number? They already did! Until Oct. 24, the flight was known as
Northwest Flight 67 Detroit Free Press (blog) -
Ellen Creager - Dec
One question to come out of the terrorist incident on
Christmas Day is whether Delta should change the flight number of the
Amsterdam to Detroit route. The thing is, they already did. Flight 253 is
the new number. ...
Suspect's Journey to Detroit CBS News - Dec 28,
2009 This is a partial timeline of events showing Umar
Farouk Abdulmutallab's whereabouts since 2005. Abdulmutallab was charged
with trying to detonate an explosive device on board Northwest Airlines
flight 253 on Christmas Day. The events were compiled by CBS News
correspondent Sheila MacVicar and CBSNews.com. ....
NewsFocus: Read the comments below the CBS story regarding
the alleged bomber trying to board without a passport and having someone
vouch for him at the check-in.
It's Time To Audit The Fed!(Ask yourself, why are
they above being audited?) Examiner.com -
Dec 8, 2009 In this time of
extreme political polarization, an issue has emerged that is bringing the
Right and the Left together: Auditing the Federal Reserve System. ...
Greenspan Admits There Is No Authority Above The Federal Reserve
If they truly have nothing to hide, audit the Federal Reserve, now!
this is good if it's real. We've had a Warren Commission and we've
had a 9/11 Commission. Where did that ever get us with the truth? Who will
be the Kean and Hamilton of the Audit the Fed Commission? Can we truly
expect the Fed ruse to finally be uncovered? Will America wake up and
realize that we do NOT own the Federal Reserve? It is privately owned by the
large central banks and controls the money policy of the U.S., holding our
country in debt and usurping our national sovereignty since 1913. If the
bankers don't want it, maybe that should tell us something.
If they have nothing to hide, then why not do a full audit of the Fed?
Learn more about
the Federal Reserve.
The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free
and open society; and we are as a people inherently and
historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to
secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of
excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far
outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even
today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed
society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today,
there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if
our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave
danger that an announced need for increased security will be
seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very
limits of official censorship and concealment.
--President John F. Kennedy 4/27/61
Why you can't run for office in America
Dec 21, 2009
It is a dreaded word not to be uttered among conservative circles: Campaign
Finance Reform. While it is very hard to tell which word exactly sends chills
You would think that a country that's so very
dependent on the U.S. for economic subsidies would be hesitant
to pull stunts like this, wouldn't you? And yet, that doesn't seem to be the
WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (IPS) - U.S.
intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of
London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what
the newspaper described as a "neutron initiator" for an atomic weapon, is a
fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence Agency official.
Philip Giraldi, who was a CIA counterterrorism official from 1976 to 1992, told
IPS that intelligence
sources say that the United States had nothing to do with forging the document,
and that Israel is the primary suspect. The sources do not rule out a British
role in the fabrication, however.
The Times of London story published
Dec. 14 did not identify the source of the document. But it quoted "an Asian
intelligence source" - a term some news media have used for Israeli intelligence
officials - as confirming that his government believes Iran was working on a
neutron initiator as recently as 2007.
story of the purported Iranian document prompted a new round of expressions of
U.S. and European support for tougher sanctions against Iran and reminders of
Israel's threats to attack Iranian nuclear program targets if diplomacy fails.
DoJ Now Investigating Diebold/ES&S
Merger Anti-trust probes also said underway in 14 states
BradBlog.com, By Brad
Friedman on 12/19/2009 6:41PM
On Thursday we
reported that Florida's AG office was investigating the recent acquisition
of Diebold's voting machine unit by its larger/largest "competitor," ES&S, for
possible violations of anti-trust statutes in the state. Today, the
New York Post reports that the U.S. Dept. of Justice is also actively
investigating the same thing --- along with 14 states in total --- and may "file
a suit to unwind the deal" next month...
A Secret Government! Secret Reports, Secret Budgets,
Secret Operations, Secret Courts ...
InformationClearinghouse.info, by Sibel Edmonds If these points don’t sound outrageous and if
they don’t make the state of our liberties look dire and pathetic, then we
are all in deep trouble.
NewsFocus: See more on Sibel Edmonds story farther
down this page
America's 3rd World War
Ex-CIA Chief John Stockwell on the
American creation of the 3rd World War. "We are not attacking our enemy, we are attacking the third world."
Let's face it, Americans, for the
most part the middle and upper classes, enjoy a pretty
comfortable life. We own lots of cool things to make us feel
good about our lives and we have oodles of fancy technology to
provide us with modern conveniences never before ever imagined
by our grandparents. Most of all, we are the most overly
entertained society in the world. If you think that's a good
thing, you would be remiss in understanding how the desire for
comfort and pleasure has dumbed-down most of the
lemming herd to the
point that our only intellectual challenge these days comes from
mindless trivia games that test our knowledge of pop culture.
There once was a time when the education of
science, mathematics and history were the keys to knowledge, real knowledge
that you could grow a society upon. Sadly enough though, that concept has now
given way to what I like to refer to as mental minutia. What was Jimmy
Walker's favorite catch phrase on Good Times? Who were the main pilots in Top
Gun? How many kids did the Brady's have and what were their names? Americans
appear to know more about inconsequential bullshit than we do about the inner
workings of our political system, or the convoluted mechanisms that drive our
economy and financial institutions. We have become disinterested in matters of
the real world, accepting instead a narrow view provided by the talking heads of
our overly glorified media. We have become complacent in our intellectual
curiosity. We have become dangerously gullible and overly trusting of our
politicians, but most threatening of all, we trust our media talking heads
implicitly, with little question for the real news that affects us all.
America has lost its way and we
ourselves must shoulder a great deal of that blame. ... (Read
The Patriot Act
Americans need to wake up to the horrible
ramifications of this act. This act is one of the most dangerous pieces of legislation
ever for America.
Former Reagan Staffer: Break The CIA In Half
Ray McGovern122209 Editor’s Note: Exactly 46
years ago, President Harry Truman looked back on the still-young CIA, which he
had helped create, and was alarmed at how its original purpose – to provide
unvarnished information to top policymakers – was being perverted by the
agency’s growing role in covert operations.
Nearly a half century since
Truman’s warning, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern marvels at Truman’s prescience
and suggests that the only answer today is to separate out – and protect – the
agency’s core analytical function:
After the CIA-led fiasco at the Bay of Pigs in April 1961,
President John Kennedy was quoted as saying he wanted to “splinter the CIA into
a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds.” I can understand his anger,
but a thousand is probably too many.
Better is a Solomon solution; divide
the CIA in two. That way we can throw out the bath water and keep the baby.
Covert action and analysis do not
belong together in the same agency — never have, never will. That these two very
different tasks were thrown together is an accident of history, one that it is
high time to acknowledge and to fix. ...
Another DHS security failure
TSA employees suspended after passenger screening guide posted online CBS
News, 120909 WASHINGTON (AP) -
Five Transportation Security Administration employees have been placed on
administrative leave since it was discovered that sensitive guidelines about
airport passenger screening were posted on the Internet.
In tracing the 2001 bio-terror attacks in the U.S. to the heart of the U.S.
bio-defense program, this film raises an alarm. These attacks that helped
prepare a country for war have also spawned a multi-billion dollar bio-defense
boom. The line between bio-offense and bio-defense is becoming extremely thin.
"Millions of people
use social networking sites like Facebook every day, disclosing lots of
information about their private lives," said James Tucker, a student working
with EFF, in
a media advisory. "As Congress debates new privacy laws covering sites
like Facebook, lawmakers and voters alike need to know how the government is
already using this data and what is at stake."
Congressman: Bush Let Osama bin Laden Get Away! Rep. Hinchey: Bush
Administration 'Intentionally Let bin Laden Get Away' In Order
To Justify Iraq War
On Monday afternoon, Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-New York) told
MSNBC host David Shuster that the Bush administration
"intentionally let bin Laden get away" in order to justify the
Iraq war. - "Look what happened. Look what happened
with regard to our invasion into Afghanistan. How we apparently
intentionally let bin Laden get away. How we intentionally did
not follow the Taliban and al Qaeda."
Hinchey alleged that bin Laden was
let go because "the previous administration... knew very well
that if they would capture al Qaeda there would be no
justification for an invasion in Iraq." ...
Raw Story Investigation:
Pentagon Domestic Propaganda In U.S.
April 20, 2008 The New York Times broke the news
that the Pentagon (and members of the Bush Administration) had been
coordinating with retired military analysts on talking points to cover in
their media appearances, as part of a 'psyop' on the American public to sell
the 'post-9/11 world', the 'War on Terror', Guantanamo, torture, and the
continued occupation of Iraq. These 'analysts', many of whom had undisclosed
conflicts of interest such as financial ties to defense contractors,
appeared over 4500 times in the media, as part of this campaign. The media
outlets responsible for participating in the program- which includes the NY
Times- have generally not acknowledged any fault on their own part, and some
commentators attempted to spin the psyop as simply the Pentagon telling
their side of things. A DOD Inspector General investigation found no wrong
doing on the part of the Pentagon, but that report was later found to be so
flawed, it was retracted and removed from the DOD's website. ...
DoD won't confirm propaganda ended RawStory.com,
Brad Jacobson - Thursday, October 29th, 2009 -- 9:36 am The covert Bush
administration program that used retired military analysts to generate
favorable wartime news coverage may not have been terminated, Raw Story has
In interviews, Pentagon
officials in charge of the press and community relations offices — which
worked in partnership on the military analyst program — equivocated on the
subject of whether the program has ended.
Dylan Ratigan Exposes The Greed And
Immoral Practices of Goldman Sachs
This is absolutely disgusting. The American people need to rise up against
Public Health Before Wall Street Wealth InformationClearinghouse.info, by Robert Scheer If you want to know who actually runs
this country, just look at the phone logs, released by court order last week,
revealing Geithner’s nearly constant calls to solicit the advice of the fat cats
who caused the banking implosion. It’s the same as when he was chair of the
Federal Reserve in New York, before Obama appointed him to his current job.
Silenced Heroes: What happened to Pat Tillman?
IntelDaily.com, Fri, 04 Dec 2009 14:30:00 +0000
Most importantly, the book handily exposes the Bush
administration's exploitation of soldiers to justify the pursuit of war.
Krakauer explains that Tillman was among the more than 1,000 troops sent in to
"rescue" Pfc. Jessica Lynch from Iraqi "captivity" just days into the invasion
The Pentagon's story
conveniently left out the fact that Iraqis took good care of
Lynch and even tried to deliver her to American forces in an
ambulance--only to be fired upon. At the time, Tillman wrote in
his diary that, given the scale of the operation and the
military's desperation for good news, the mission smelled like a
publicity stunt. He was right. And one year later, his own death
would become one too. ...
FBI VET CONFIRMS KEY EDMONDS ESPIONAGE ALLEGATION Agency vet says investigation was 'buried and
covered up 18-year counter-intelligence agent says Bush's
Under Sec. of State Grossman was a target in 'decades-long' spy probe;
Investigation 'buried and covered up' BradBlog.com, by Brad Friedman - 092809 George W. Bush's third-highest ranking State
Department official, Marc Grossman, who became the Under Secretary of State
after previously serving as Ambassador to Turkey, was targeted as part of a
"decade-long investigation" by the FBI, according to an 18-year veteran
manager of the agency's Counterintelligence and Counterespionage
For still-unknown reasons, the
investigation, which also involved a multitude of cases involving Israeli
espionage, was ultimately "buried and covered up," according to the
official. ... (Read
Sibel Edmonds Bombshell Testimony
Why Is The Mainstream Corporate Media Missing This?
Sibel Edmonds Finally Allowed To Testify Since Gagging By Bush Former FBI Translator Talks About Bin Laden, Compromised Congress
Members Congress members
in criminal conspiracy, espionage, bribery and sexual blackmail NewsFocus 080909
the most gagged person in American history, former FBI wiretap translator
Sibel Edmonds finally received the opportunity to speak under oath and she
spoke volumes, implicating Congress members in criminal conspiracy,
espionage, bribery and sexual blackmail. Edmonds also has stated that Osama
bin Laden was a US asset right up to 9/11. This statement alone casts a
damning spotlight on the official explanation that Osama bin Laden was
responsible for the 9/11 attacks and arguably lends credence to cries from
numerous investigators that U.S. insider involvement was responsible for the
Edmonds worked as a foreign language
translator for the FBI shortly after 9/11. She was hired to listen to
wiretaps in the counter-intel department and to translate those tapes. She
gave her sworn deposition inside the National Whistle-blowers Center in
Washington DC. The Obama DOJ was not present at the deposition.
During her deposition, Edmonds has said that
she also answered questions on Dennis Hastert (R-IL), Dan Burton (R-IN),
Stephen Solarz (D-NY), and Dick Gephardt (D-MO), as well as questions on
other high-ranking officials and lobbyists. She apparently did not have good
things to say about Hastert, now a lobbyist for Turkey. She implicated
Burton in espionage for the Turkish government and also for accepting
bribes. She was not able to talk about the illegal activities that Mr.
Burton committed against U.S. interests.
According to Edmonds' attorney David
"From my opinion, if I'm some of the current members of
Congress, I'd be very very worried about the information that's going to
come out of this. There are current members of Congress that she has
implicated in bribery, espionage. It's not good. It's crazy, it's absolutely
crazy. For people in power situations in the United States, who know about
this information, if they don't take action against it, in my opinion, it's
Edmonds also spoke of a female Democratic
Congresswoman caught in a 'hooking' exercise. Nefarious figures
placed electronic surveillance bugs in the Congresswoman's apartment and
then set up a relationship with another female who had sexual relations with
her. They then blackmailed the Congresswoman whose name has not yet been
released. She is married with children.
Brent Scowcroft, and other names in the U.S.
government were also mentioned in the sworn deposition.
Edmonds is hopeful that transcripts of her
depositions will be released soon.
Sibel Edmonds Rogue Gallery of Implicated Officials
Individuals implicated by Edmonds on her website: (Some are
still left as anonymous)
Pentagon/Sate Department: Richard Pearl, Douglas Feith, Eric Edelman, Marc
Grossman, Brent Scowcroft, and Larry Franklin. Congress (past/present):
Dennis Hastert (R-IL), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Dan Burton (R-IN), Tom Lantos
(D-CA), Bob Livingston (R-LA), and Stephen Solarz (D-NY). (Not all of the
implicated are pictured.)
Who's Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?
American Conservative Explosive interview details
how Turkish intelligence infiltrated
national secrets, compromised U.S. government officials, and
blackmailed Congress. ...
During times of
universal deceit, telling the truth becomes
a revolutionary act.
-- George Orwell
BIGGEST ISSUE FOR AMERICA
The Health (S)Care Crisis
Is Being Driven As A Distraction
The Big Story Before This Was About The American People Rising
Up To Abolish The Crooked Cartel Known As The Federal Reserve
Yes, we need health care, but not as
bad as we need to abolish a criminal cabal that has stolen
hundreds of trillions as well as the sovereignty of our country.
The existing government evil in this country ends when we
finally abolish the Federal Reserve.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich: "The Federal reserve is no more Federal than Federal
Congressman Ron Paul: "We need to put an end to the Federal Reserve."
For God's Sake, Make It Stop, Please! Obama Extends Bush Decree; We Are
Our Own Worst Terrorist Do A Real Investigation And End The
Bullshit Of Scaring Americans (see 9/11
Flashback: The Day The Earth Stood Still 9/11 images were war pornography,
something watched over and over as we stroked ourselves into
By Susie Madrak Friday
Sep 11, 2009 9:00am
My grown son was staying with me while he
looked for a job and was sleeping on the couch when I came home.
I flipped on the TV and it woke him up. We watched as they
showed the planes crashing into the building, again and again
"Turn it off," he said after an hour or
so. "This is pornography, war pornography. Turn it off."
So I did.
When we have our limbic brain punched over and
over again by horrific images, and those images are then used to
justify more horror, there is only one solution: Turn off your
My son was right: The 9/11 images were war
pornography, something watched over and over as we stroked
ourselves into wargasm. ...
These are the stories our failed corporate
media should be covering. (Read
Economic Facts NewsFocus - 080909
and oft heralded system of capitalism has collapsed into ruin twice now in less
than 80 years, 1929 and 2008.
The President that led us into the great depression was a
Republican, Herbert Hoover. The President who led us out of it was a Democrat,
Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
The President who led us into the latest economic collapse was
a Republican, George W. Bush. The President now trying to lead us out is a
Democrat, Barack H. Obama.
The Great American Bubble Machine From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has
engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression - and
they're about to do it again
Rolling Stone, by MATT TAIBBI
- Posted Jul 13, 2009 1:49 PM The first thing you need to know about
Goldman Sachs is that it's everywhere. The world's most powerful investment
bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity,
relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.
In fact, the history of the recent financial crisis, which doubles as a
history of the rapid decline and fall of the suddenly swindled dry American
empire, reads like a Who's Who of Goldman Sachs graduates. ...
One year after the
global banking system collapsed the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) 16th
Annual Executive Excess report -- "America's
Bailout Barons" -- shows that the perverse system of executive
compensation which contributed to the
is still thriving for top bailout recipients.
As a result historic inequality in pay is still prevalent
and the neo-Gilded Age tycoons are raking it in. According to the report, a
generation ago top execs rarely earned more than thirty to forty times the
pay of the average American worker. But now top execs make an average of
319 times more than the typical worker. For the top twenty financial
industry execs the divide is even greater -- 436 times more than the
average worker in 2008. In the past three years, the top five execs at
the twenty US financial firms receiving the most Bailout Bucks took home pay
packages worth a staggering $3.2 billion -- an average of $32 million each.
In 2008 those cats averaged nearly $14 million each--even though their
twenty firms laid off more than 160,000 people since January of that year.
It's Beyond Greed. Corporate Avarice Prevails In The U.S.
Has The Far Right
Gone Completely Insane?
The hate rhetoric and political vitriol keep escalating
with no admonishment from GOP leaders.
Ed note: Due to health reasons,
the NewsFocus website updates have slowed down a bit, however important
stories will continue to be added, but to a lesser extent until the editor
is back to 100% health. Thanks for your patience and for continuing to
Bailout Tally: $23.7 Trillion CBS News -
072009 Strong Cool aid by ScaredVet July 20, 2009 6:47 PM EDT
This bailout cost more then all the wars in the history of the United States
to include the non-war ...
Cheney linked to secrecy of CIA
program At the direction of the then-vice
president, Congress was not notified of a highly classified
counter-terrorism program for eight years, sources say.
LA Times, By Greg Miller - July 12, 2009
The CIA kept a highly classified
counter-terrorism program secret from Congress for eight years
at the direction of then-Vice President Dick Cheney, according
to sources familiar with an account that agency Director Leon E.
Panetta provided recently to House and Senate committees. The
sources declined to provide any details on the nature of the
program, but said that the agency had opened an internal inquiry
in recent days into the history of the program and the decisions
made by a series of senior officials to withhold information
about it from Congress. ...
The CIA assassination program that was recently
in the media was actually first partially revealed by the
Washington Post in 2005, when details enabling his originator to
be identified were published. The program made news in the last
few days as CIA Director Leon Panetta admitted that the agency
withheld information about it from Congress, although the CIA
never actually used it to assassinate anybody. Nevertheless, the
program’s “duties” seem to have been taken over by something
journalist Seymour Hersh called an “executive assassination
wing” that was run out of the Office of Vice President Dick
Cheney, and this grouping did go on missions and kill people.
... (Read more here...)
Cheney Is Linked to Concealment of CIA Project New York Times, by Scott Shane
The Central Intelligence Agency withheld information about a
secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on
direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, the
agency's director, Leon E. Panetta, has told the Senate and
House intelligence committees, two people with direct knowledge
of the matter said Saturday. The report that Mr. Cheney was
behind the decision to conceal the still-unidentified program
from Congress deepened the mystery surrounding it, suggesting
that the Bush administration had put a high priority on the
program and its secrecy.
'Something Always Goes Haywire' New York Times -
071409 So now it turns out that Dick
Cheney, while he was Vice President, had a private deal going
with the CIA And he goes to the CIA — and those guys are pretty
Official: CIA hit squads’ goal was to put
‘bullets in heads’
Ron Brynaert - Published: July 14,
2009 Officials tell Newsweek the model was
Israeli hit squads, Cheney’s involvement may be most
‘politically explosive aspect’; GOP senator wants program
resurrected The goal of the CIA hit squads
created by a now canceled secret program was to put ‘bullets in
heads,’ an unnamed former intel official tells the Wall Street
CIA director Leon Panetta
told the New Yorker: "When you read behind it, it’s almost
as if he’s wishing that this country would be attacked again, in
order to make his point." ... (read
When Is The Major Media Going To Cover This Story? SUPER-THERMITE FOUND IN WTC DUST Scientific Proof: How The Towers Came Down At Free Fall
Speed In A Pile Of Dust
Scientists find active 'super-thermite'
in WTC dust
We Did It, Here's How It Happened Current - Apr 5, 2009
A team of nine scientists have unearthed startling data from
dust gathered in the days and weeks after the World Trade Center towers
collapsed on 9/11.
The Smoking Gun Scientific Report
'We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have
studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.
Examination of four of these samples, collected from separate sites, is
reported in this paper. These red/gray chips show marked similarities in all
four samples. One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten
minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a
fourth about a week later.'
Let me therefore simply repeat the request I made to the Senate
Judiciary Committee in June 2002: “Foremost, we owe it to the
public, especially the victims of terrorism, to be completely
honest. I can only imagine what these crime and terrorism
victims continue to go through. They deserve nothing but the
complete, unfettered truth.”
I fully support the 9/11 families, first responders, survivors
and over 60,000 other New Yorkers who have endorsed a new 9/11
investigation in New York City as advanced by ballot referendum
this coming November election. ...
Awarded to David Barstow of The New York Times for
his tenacious reporting that revealed how some retired generals,
working as radio and television analysts, had been co-opted by
the Pentagon to make its case for the war in Iraq, and how many of them
also had undisclosed ties to companies that
benefited from policies they defended.
NSA’s American Intercepts Exceed Limits Set By Congress Officials: Agency involved in ‘overcollection’ of
communication by Americans The New York Times, by Eric Lichtblau and
James Risen -
April 16, 2009 WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency
intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent
months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by
Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews. ...
The recent release of Bush administration torture memos has
given rise to calls for prosecution of the Justice Department lawyers who wrote
those memos. However, law professor Jonathan Turley believes that this may
represent a deliberate attempt to draw attention away from George Bush, Dick
Cheney, and the other high Bush administration officials who ordered the
"God help us if the only thing we get out of this is a
commission modeled on 9/11," Turley commented. "That was a commission that was
really made for Washington -- a commission composed of political appointees of
both parties that ran interference for those parties -- a commission that
insisted at the beginning it would not impose blame on individuals. So it's the
ideal Washington commission -- a commission that would investigate without any
David Shuster Interviews Constitutional
Law Professor Jonathan Turley
God help us if all we get is another 9/11 Commission cover-up.
Another Very Puzzling Bush Intelligence Failure Homeland Security Was Supposed To Fix This Intel
Divide- So Why Didn't It? Consortium News, By
Robert Parry - Apr 6, 2009 Add to the list of President George W. Bush’s
failures his inability to straighten out what he regarded as one of the top
national security needs, a more effective U.S. intelligence community.
... (Ed note: so much for the false charges that Bush made us safer.)
Economist: US collapse driven by 'fraud,' Geithner
covering up bank insolvency
Stephen C. Webster
- Saturday April 4, 2009
In an explosive interview on PBS' Bill
Moyers Journal, William K. Black, a professor of economics and law with
the University of Missouri, alleged that American banks and credit agencies
conspired to create a system in which so-called "liars loans" could receive
AAA ratings and zero oversight, amounting to a massive "fraud" at the
epicenter of US finance.
13 Bailed-Out Banks Failed to Pay Taxes New Revelation Stokes Lawmakers' Anger
Washington Post - By Amit R. Paley - March 20, 2009
Thirteen of the largest recipients of the government's
massive bailout failed to pay more than $220 million in federal taxes,
congressional investigators said yesterday, prompting a new round of
accusations that banks were abusing the financial rescue program. ...
Bankers Angered By Congressional Limits On Compensation Their Twisted Reasoning: It Will Hurt The Economy
Washington Post - By Binyamin Appelbaum - March 21,
An alarmed banking industry looked for friends in Washington yesterday as it
tried to head off severe congressional restrictions on compensation, fearful
that a wave of popular anger about vast paydays will result in permanent
damage to the industry. ...
Throughout history, it has
been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those
who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it
mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph. -Haile Selassie
AIG chump change -- let's find corporate America's hidden billions It's time to reform offshore banking, and see what
untaxed wealth big business is hiding in overseas tax shelters Salon, By Joe
Conason - March 23, 2009 The popular
urge to claw back the bogus bonuses paid by American International Group is
irresistible and fully justified, but should the Treasury someday retrieve
every single bonus dollar, that total of $165 million will make no
difference to anyone except a few disgruntled traders. From the jaded
perspective of the financiers, the uproar over the AIG bonuses may provide a
welcome distraction from far more important (and lucrative) abuses in the
world's offshore tax havens. ...
There is a time when the
operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that
you can't take part; you can't even passively take part, and you've got to
put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon
all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to
indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless
you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all! -Mario
Savio Dec 2, 1964
FAIR Study: Media Blackout On Single-Payer
Healthcare Big Money Is Fighting Very Hard To Keep HR 676 From The
Public FAIR - Mar
Though more than 60 lawmakers have co-sponsored HR 676, the single-payer bill in
Congress, Obama has not expressed support for single-payer; both the idea ...
It Will Not Be Comfortable; Investigate The Bush Administration
Senator argues, if we let it go now, they will do it again in the future.
Bush Investigation Scoop.co.nz (press
release) - Mar
A USA Today/Gallup poll shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans want an
investigation of potential wrongdoing by the Bush administration. ...
A 'Fraud' Bigger Than The Madoff Scandal Senior US soldiers investigated over missing Iraq
Independent, UK, By Patrick
Cockburn in Sulaimaniyah, Northern Iraq - Feb
In what could turn out to be the greatest fraud in US history,
American authorities have started to investigate the alleged role of senior
military officers in the misuse of $125bn (£88bn) in a US -directed effort to
reconstruct Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. The exact sum missing may
never be clear, but a report by the US Special Inspector General for Iraq
Reconstruction (SIGIR) suggests it may exceed $50bn, making it an even bigger
theft than Bernard Madoff's notorious Ponzi scheme.
Senior officers drawn into Iraq contracting probeAtlanta Journal Constitution
Senior US officers investigated in Iraq graft caseInternational Herald Tribune
Poll: 66% Want Investigation Into Torture, Anti-Terror Tactics Majority of Americans Want
Investigations Into Bush Torture & Wiretapping By
Jill Lawrence, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Even as Americans struggle with two wars and an
economy in tatters, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds majorities in favor of
investigating some of the thorniest unfinished business from the Bush
administration: Whether its tactics in the "war on terror" broke the law.
The Real Story On The War On Terror
Eric Brewer Saturday January 10, 2009
One of the many sad ironies of the Bush era that is rapidly
and mercifully drawing to a close is that after the president created a
“central front in the war on terror” by invading Iraq, the amount of
“terrorism” in the world skyrocketed. I call it the Bush Bubble. ...
You Be The Judge On
Bush Effect On The World
The rise in terrorism under Bush has been dramatic and
The Difficulty of Being an Informed American
By Paul Craig Roberts January 08, 2009
The American print and TV media has never been very good.
These days it is horrible. If a person intends to be informed, he must turn
to foreign news broadcasts, to Internet sites, to foreign newspapers
available on the Internet, or to alternative newspapers that are springing
up in various cities. A person who sits in front of Murdoch's Fox "News" or
CNN or who reads the New York Times is simply being brainwashed with
Before conservatives nod their heads in agreement, I'm not
referring to "the liberal media." I mean the propaganda that issues from the
US government and the Israel Lobby.
It was neoconservative Bush regime propaganda fed to
America through Judith Miller and the New York Times and through
Murdoch's Fox "News" that convinced Americans that they were in danger from
a small secular Arab country half way around the globe called Iraq. It was
the American media that convinced Americans that getting rid of dangerous
"weapons of mass destruction," weapons that did not exist in Iraq, would be
a cakewalk paid for by Iraqi oil revenues. ... (
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Key Witness In Rove Probes Killed
by Michael Carmichael, Center for Research on
Globalization, Canada - 16 hours ago
Mike Connell's untimely
death will haunt Karl Rove and the Republican Party. As the key
witness in investigations into election fraud ...
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