Monitoring America A Washington Post Investigation:
'Top Secret America'
Washington Post, by Dana Priest And William M.
Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States
is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect
information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland
security offices and military criminal investigators.
The system, by
far the largest and most technologically sophisticated in the nation's
history, collects, stores and analyzes information about thousands of
U.S. citizens and residents, many of whom have not been accused of any
wrongdoing. ... (Read
Reporter Dana Priest Talks About The
Frontline Preview: Monitoring America
This program will air in January 2011 on PBS' Frontline. Check your
local TV listings.
Fast becoming a familiar yet unwanted scene in America.
(Photo by Abby Martin)
In George Orwell’s
1984, Britain is depicted as a totalitarian police state that is
ruled by the Party, or Big Brother– an enigmatic, ubiquitous elite that
controls society through heavy surveillance, nationalist propaganda and
historical revisionism. The concept seems like a far-fetched portrayal
of a Democratic nation’s demise into totalitarianism, but in America’s
“post 9/11” climate of fear, the United States government has been
building a comprehensive grid of surveillance and control that bears
frightening similarities to Orwell’s fictional narrative. (Read
more on The Edge page)
It's official: A university study reveals that FOX News dumbs down voters.
The troublesome record of spin by conservative
television station Fox News has long been a cause for concern to many
Americans, who frequently allege that the nation's most viewed "news"
network has the effect of dumbing down voters.
Turns out, they were right.
A University of Maryland study
(PDF) published earlier this month found that people in the survey who
had the most exposure to Fox News were more likely to believe falsehoods
and rumors about national and world affairs when compared to those who
paid attention to other news outlets. ...
services company Halliburton is in negotiations with the Nigerian
government to keep its former CEO, Dick Cheney, out of prison, according
to a news report.
Sources inside Nigeria's Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission
told GlobalPost this week that a settlement keeping the charges
against Cheney out of court could cost as much as $500 million.
filed charges against Cheney this week in an investigation of
alleged bribery estimated at $180 million. Prosecutors named both
Halliburton and KBR in the charges, as well as three European oil and
engineering companies -- Technip SA, EniSpa, and Saipem Construction.
The charges allege that engineering
contractor KBR, until 2007 a subsidiary of Halliburton, was among
companies that paid bribes to secure a $6 billion contract for a natural
gas plant. KBR
guilty to the same bribes in a US court in 2009, and agreed to pay a
$382 million fine. The Nigerian charges appear to stem from the US case
-- though, in that trial, Cheney was never directly charged.
Gee, let's get this straight... Cheney and Halliburton are in trouble
for bribing Nigerian officials in a pipeline deal, however, they are now
negotiating an out of court "settlement" to keep Cheney out of prison.
Excuse me for asking perhaps a stupid question, but isn't that two
payoffs now for Halliburton to Nigeria? What's the difference between
the original bribe and the out of court settlement? <sigh>
The latest one snared Osman Mohamud, a
Somali-American teenager in Portland, Oregon. The Associated Press
report by William Mall and Nedra Pickler (11-27-10) is headlined in
Yahoo News: "Somali-born teen plotted car-bombing in Oregon."
This is a misleading headline as the
report makes it clear that it was a plot orchestrated by federal agents.
Two sentences into the news report we have this: "The bomb was an
elaborate fake supplied by the [FBI] agents and the public was never in
danger, authorities said."
The teenager was supplied with a fake
bomb and a fake detonator.
Three sentences later the reporters
contradict the quoted authorities with a quote from Arthur Balizan,
special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon: "The threat was very
The reporters then contradict Balizan:
"White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said Saturday that president Barack
Obama was aware of the FBI operation before Friday's arrest. Shapiro
said Obama was assured that the FBI was in full control of the operation
and that the public was not in danger."
Then Shapiro contradicts himself by
declaring: "The events of the past 24 hours underscore the necessity of
remaining vigilant against terrorism here and abroad."
The story arrives at its Kafka
highpoint when President Obama thanks the FBI for its diligence in
saving us from the fake plot the FBI had fabricated.
After vacillating between whether they
are reporting a real plot or a orchestrated one, the reporters finally
come down on the side of orchestration. Documents released by US
Attorney Dwight Holton "show the sting operation began in June."
Obviously, the targeted Portland teenager was not hot to trot. The
FBI had to work on him for six months. The reporters compare "the
Portland sting" to the recent arrest in Virginia of Faroque Ahmed who
was ensnared in a "bombing plot that was a ruse conducted over the past
six months by federal officials."
Think about this. The FBI did a year's
work in order to convince two people to participate in fake plots.
The jury in the Bronx synagogue bomb plot case was told Wednesday that the
informant who provided the four suspects with phony bombs and missiles was paid
$97,000 by the FBI.
The FBI gave Pakistani immigrant Shahed Hussain $44,000 for expenses and
$53,000 for "his services" over a three-year period, agent Robert Fuller said.
Fuller, the first prosecution witness in the trial that started Tuesday,
showed the jury one of the unexploded bombs the would-be terrorists planned to
use to blow up one of two Riverdale synagogues.
Defense lawyers contend that without the informant - who they say entrapped
the suspects - their bumbling clients would never have tried to blow up two
synagogues in Riverdale and shoot down airplanes. ...
NewsFocus:And finally, let's not forget the first World
Trade Center attack, the
1993 bombing by Ramzi Yousef.
Salem was an ex-Egyptian army officer who was an FBI informant.
Salem was to
assist Yousef and others build a bomb, but supply them with fake
explosive powder, per a FBI sting operation. Salem testified that the
FBI knew about the attack beforehand and told him they would prevent it
by substituting the explosives with harmless powder instead, but his
FBI supervisor called off the plan, and the bombing was carried out
for real against the World Trade Center. Salem suspected a
double-deal, once it was clear that the
FBI was providing real
explosives. He began
taping his telephone conversations with FBI agents. Salem testified
about the bomb, saying, "It
was built by supervising supervision from the Bureau (FBI) and the D.A.
and we was all informed about it and we know that the bomb start to be
Those tapes were admitted in the trial
and are now part of the public record. For his role in the plot, Yousef
got life, plus 240 years in prison.
How bad did they want him put away? Interestingly enough, U.S. District Judge Kevin T. Duffy also
recommended that Yousef be kept in constant solitary confinement, limited to
visits with his lawyer.
So, I guess he won't be telling anyone about the FBI cooperation and
planning in that attack.
York Times, 10/28/1993]
employed by the FBI are nothing more than entrapment. This is not
skilled intelligence or quality hard nosed police work. It is quite
simply, "terrorist seduction." We entice them and encourage them, when
in reality, if they were left on their own, they would have never had
the physical means to coordinate such crimes.
The brokerage firm that's faced the most scrutiny from regulators
in the past year over the shorting of mortgage related securities seems to have
had good timing when it came to something else: the stock of British oil giant
According to regulatory filings, RawStory.com has found that
sold 4,680,822 shares of BP in the first quarter of 2010. Goldman's sales
were the largest of any firm during that time. Goldman would have pocketed
slightly more than $266 million if their holdings were sold at the average price
of BP's stock during the quarter.
Earlier, when observing the US AG disclosure of a civil and
criminal investigation into BP plc, we noted in passing that BP's former
Sutherland, who left the firm is a Chairman of Goldman Sachs International.
Mr. Sutherland holds some other interesting titles, including a position on the
Trilateral Commission ...
NewsFocus:Since when does an
investment group pull its money from a $5.6-billion 1st quarter profit cow??
How coincidental is it that the head of BP sold off significant shares of his
own stock, just weeks before the disaster? Again, before the massive spill,
British Petroleum was a huge profit leader, making billions of dollars in
just three months time.
Like the 9/11 put options, this story reeks and needs to be investigated, but
this possibly orchestrated diversion keeps the public from looking into more
relevant issues... 1) the finding of military grade cutting charges (thermate)
in four separate World Trade Center dust samples, 2) the anthrax attacks and the
finding that not only were the spores created at Ft. Detrick, but the colleagues
of patsy Bruce Ivins saying it was impossible for him to produce the anthrax, 3)
the call by many within Congress for an audit of the crooked Federal Reserve, 4)
the Bush-Cheney war crimes, 5) the engineering of the global financial collapse,
etc, etc, etc. It's hard to discount coincidence out of hand when man
conveniently profits in excess from it.
This story of the Goldman Sachs BP
(British Petroleum) sell off smells immensely. Add to that the chief operating
officer of the company selling off significant shares of his own stock and you
have huge questions that need to be answered. You don't ignore a story like
this just because you might personally find it hard to believe. You investigate
it to assure that isn't a coincidence. Selling millions of dollars in very lucrative
stock before the disaster and the demise of BP smells worse than the oil tainted
A Russian government report, which
corroborated allegations that Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign interfered
with President Jimmy Carter’s Iran-hostage negotiations in 1980, was apparently
kept from the Democratic chairman of a congressional task force that
investigated the charges a dozen years later.
Lee Hamilton, then a congressman from
Indiana in charge of the task force, told me in a recent interview, “I don’t
recall seeing it,” although he was the one who had requested Moscow’s
cooperation in the first place and the extraordinary Russian report was
addressed to him. ... (Read
NewsFocus: This was the
straw that broke the camel's back for me with the highly hypocritical Republican
party. Reagan and Bush were caught red-handed making a deal to keep American
hostages held longer in Iran, just so they could damage Carter's re-election
chances. The Walsh Commission indicted many, only to have all of the guilty pardoned by
Bush. Then Clinton did one of the worst things of his Presidency (aside from
undoing the Glass-Steagal Act), he let Reagan and Bush off the hook for
irrefutable treason against America. And how did Republicans thank him? By going
after Clinton for consensual oral sex with Monica Lewinsky. Clinton was guilty
of lying about a personal affair, while Reagan and Bush were clearly guilty of
treason, an offense punishable by prison or execution. (And don't
call this reporter a Clinton sympathizer. I voted independent that election.)
This was the beginning of the GOP
revolution and the Gingrich "Contract on America." It has been downhill with
Republicans ever since. They fight dirty and have proven time and again that
they will lie about anything to get
elected. Ron Paul is one of the few Republicans who is honest and has a moral
center. Long story short, not only is George HW Bush guilty of war crimes in the
first Iraq war, he is guilty of treason and should be held accountable and
punished with imprisonment or execution for the continued torture of Americans in Iran. And could we
please get off the "St. Reagan" soapbox? He lied about the Iran-Contra deal, only
admitting to it after he and Bush were caught red-handed.
And to be perfectly fair, the Obama
administration must also now be accountable for its myopic continuation of bad
Bush policies that have kept us in this horrible position.
The American Truth Network (Click for more info)
Why Was Dick Cheney In Saudi Arabia? MotherJones.com
Dick Cheney just went on a junket to meet with Saudi Arabian leaders, a quiet
pow-wow that's been discussed in the Saudi media but not so much over here.
Cheney—who's been busy defending torture and complaining that Barack Obama lets
world leaders "think they're dealing with a weak president"—weakened the
president by visiting a leading torture regime and its caliph, King Abdullah.
Other biodefense scientists who didn't work with Ivins have
done the same calculations and reached the exact same conclusion as Dr. Heine
A microbiologist who supervised the work of accused anthrax killer Bruce E.
Ivins explained to a National Academy of Sciences panel Thursday why the
arithmetic of growing anthrax didn't add up to Ivins' mailing deadly spores in
"Impossible," said Dr. Henry S. Heine of a
scenario in which Ivins, another civilian microbiologist working for the Army,
allegedly prepared the anthrax spores at an Army lab at Fort Detrick. Heine told
the 16-member panel that Ivins would have had to grow as many as 10 trillion
spores, an astronomical amount that couldn't have gone unnoticed by his
According to FBI calculations, Ivins accomplished
this working after-hours in a special suite for handling lethal agents
designated B3, for Biohazard Level 3. A
bar chart released by the bureau  (PDF)
when it closed its nearly 9-year-old Amerithrax case in February showed that in
August and September 2001, the months immediately before the first anthrax
letters were mailed, Ivins logged 34 more hours in the B3 suite than his
combined total for the previous seven months.
"That's more than 8,000 hours (close to a year)
short of what he would have needed to grow the anthrax," Heine told ProPublica
in an interview after his NAS presentation. ...
Asked by reporters after his testimony whether he
believed that there was any chance that Dr. Ivins, who committed suicide in
2008, had carried out the attacks, the microbiologist, Henry S. Heine, replied,
“Absolutely not.” At the Army’s biodefense laboratory in Maryland, where Dr.
Ivins and Dr. Heine worked, he said, “among the senior scientists, no one
believes it.” ...
NewsFocus:"Oh Lucy (FBI)... you gotta lotta 'splainin' to do."
Re-open this case that should never have been closed and catch the real
perpetrators who did this solely to scare us just so they could get the
Patriot Act passed. "We the people" demand that you do your duty and
arrest these domestic intel terrorists.
The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so
let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second
will not become the legalized version of the first.-Thomas Jefferson
The Pentagon Papers Are Public This Time
David Swanson - 041610
If a new Daniel Ellsberg were to
release a new pile of Pentagon Papers exposing the lies behind the Afghanistan
War, or even the past few decades of misdeeds by our country in that one, the
result would differ from what happened to Ellsberg in a number of stark ways. No
newspaper would touch it. The whistleblower would go to prison. Little of
substance would be added to what we already know and tolerate. Nobody would be
impeached. And no war would end. ...
The Most Dangerous Man In America
We need another Daniel Ellsberg For 9/11
Must See Film On Daniel Ellsberg And The Pentagon
Papers New Film Shows The True Patriotism Of A Real American Hero 042210
The Most Dangerous Man in America tells the story of
Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, who
in 1971 concluded that the war was based on decades of lies and leaks and gave
7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines
around the world. A riveting story of how this one man's profound change of
heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, its President
and the Supreme Court. With Daniel Ellsberg, Patricia Ellsberg, Tony Russo,
Howard Zinn, Hedrick Smith, John Dean, and, from the secret White House tapes,
Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, who called Ellsberg the most dangerous man
The Most Dangerous Man In America: Co-winner of this
years Freedom of Expression Award from the National Board of Review (and one of
their Five Best Documentaries of the Year), Winner of the Special Jury Award at
IDFA, and in contention for the years Best Documentary Oscar,
Directed by: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith
Starring: Daniel Ellsberg, Patricia Ellsberg, Tony Russo, Howard Zinn, Hedrick
Smith, John Dean
NewsFocus: It should be
obvious to most Americans by now that whenever the government gets outed for
wrongdoing, they always villain-ize the messenger. It clearly happened with
Ellsberg in the 70s and again recently with the New York Time's Judith Miller,
and now Sibel Edmonds. The worst of it is when they cry about getting caught.
They always try to say how horrible it is for a government to endure getting
ratted out. Perhaps a more accurate statement would be, how horrible for a
crooked government. A good government has nothing to hide from the people it
is elected to serve. Truth and virtue have never had to worry about
hiding in the shadows.
How FOX Sells Fear
In A Post 9/11 World
Why anyone watches this propaganda network for news is baffling.
Federal prosecutors charged the former president of Blackwater Worldwide and
four other former senior company officials on Friday with weapons violations and
making false statements in the first criminal inquiry to reach into the top
management ranks of the private security company.
The executives were some of the closest advisers
to Blackwater’s founder, Erik Prince, and helped him steer the company during
its swift rise to become the leading contractor providing security for American
diplomats in Iraq and Afghanistan, working for the State Department, the C.I.A.
and the Pentagon. ...
The infamous 9/11 Report, along with the 9/11 Commission
responsible for its content.
Senior Bush administration officials sternly
cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist
attacks of September 11, 2001, according to a document recently obtained by the
ACLU. ... (Read
NewsFocus: Whoa, wait a minute. You mean the Bush administration, the
people who didn't want a 9/11 investigation and drug their feet for 441 days
before getting started, and then put evidence constraints and time limitations
on the commission... they also warned the 9/11 Commission about how far their
investigation could actually go (as in, towards the White House)? Wow. I feel somewhat bad for
all of those who are staking their personal reputations on the government version
of 9/11. Blind
faith in a troubled administration will get you trouble. (Read more about
9/11: NewsFocus 9/11 page.)
Click here to learn more on how we are deceived
by a complicit, sold out media.
FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds joined
The Corbett Report last Friday to discuss the deplorable state of
whistleblower "protections" in the United States, including
S.372, a bill making its way through the Senate that would allow the FBI and
other "national security" agencies to dismiss whistleblowers' claims without any
form of oversight. ...
(See more on
the Sibel Edmonds case farther down this page...)
SENATE BURGLARY: CIA BLACK-OP TEAM ARRESTED ALL INVOLVED IN SENATE HOMELAND SECURITY
BREAK-IN ARE CIA AGENTS
By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor -
Last week’s break-in at Senator Mary
Landrieu’s office in the New Orleans Federal Building was more than it seemed,
much more. All of the 4 arrested had been trained by the CIA and, possibly,
Israel. One arrested, Stan Dai, is listed as an Operations Officer of the
Department of Defense Irregular Warfare Program and a known expert and
lecturer on, not only surveillance but explosives training, assassinations and
“false flag operations.” If you wanted a plane to crash, an enemy to get sick
and die or a building to blow up, Dai would be the man to know how to make it
happen. Problem is, his skills were being used as part of a criminal conspiracy
inside the United States against members of our own government.
NewsFocus: The CIA is by
design an international organization and is not to be involved in domestic
operations. That is the job of the FBI. We need to scream very loudly to
Congress about this egregious misuse of power.
"I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central
Intelligence Agency back in '47, if I had known it would become the American
Gestapo." -- Harry S Truman (1961)
Queen Elizabeth II The Largest Landowner On Earth Over $33-Trillion Dollars In World Real Estate Holdings
Queen Elizabeth II, head of state of the United Kingdom and of 31 other states
and territories, is the legal owner of about 6,600 million acres of land, one
sixth of the earth’s non ocean surface. ...
Largest Five Personal
Landowners On Earth
Queen Elizabeth II
6,600 million acres
King Abdullah of
553 million acres
King Bhumibol of
126 million acres
King Mohammed IV of
113 million acres
Sultan Quaboos of
76 million acres
NewsFocus: And of course she's supporting
our schools by paying property tax, right?
"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."
Bush-era argument, Obama administration attorneys asked the court to allow
telecoms companies to hand over their subscribers' location information, even
without a probable cause warrant. ...
NewsFocus: WHAT THE
HELL IS WRONG IN WASHINGTON AND WHY DO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ALLOW THIS? It
doesn't matter if it's Bush or Obama. The wealthy "powers that be" run this
dog and pony show and they want control over all of us. You have to ask
yourself, for what damn reason should "we the people" allow this?
Nine months earlier, another false flag
attack was apparently discussed in order to justify an invasion of the Dominican
Timewatch: Operation Gladio - Behind False Flag Terrorism
Extraordinary BBC documentary by Alan Francovich from 1992.
Documents the existence of a covert terrorist network maintained throughout
Europe by NATO, intended to discredit the political left.
Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign,
U.S.A. has filed a Complaint with the Prosecutor for the International Criminal
Court (I.C.C.) in The Hague against U.S. citizens George W. Bush, Richard
Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, and Alberto Gonzales
(the “Accused”) for their criminal policy and practice of “extraordinary
rendition” perpetrated upon about 100 human beings. This term is really their
euphemism for the enforced disappearance of persons and their consequent
torture. This criminal policy and
practice by the accused constitute Crimes against Humanity in violation of the
Rome Statute establishing the I.C.C. ... (Read
welcome. My 2000+ word article on former FBI translator-turned-whistleblower
Sibel Edmonds is now featured in the March 2010 edition of Hustler.
Sorry, she's wearing all her clothes. Go buy it anyway.
The article brings the story of Edmonds, who was
twice-gagged by the Bush Administration's outrageous use/abuse of the "States
Secrets Privilege," fully up to date following her
naming of names, finally, under
oath, in remarkable testimony last
summer. (Some of those names: Hastert, Burton, Blunt, Lantos, Schakowsky,
Wolfowitz, Perle, Grossman, etc.) ... (Read
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. ...
On the Claimed "War Exception" to the Constitution
InformationClearinghouse.info, byGlenn Greenwald
020610 Although Blair emphasized that it requires "special
permission" before an American citizen can be placed on the assassination list,
consider from whom that "permission" is obtained.
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.
The Nation, by
Sebastian Jones - 021110
(Excerpt) In a single hour, two men
with blatant, undisclosed conflicts of interest had appeared on MSNBC. The
question is, was this an isolated oversight or business as usual? Evidence
points to the latter.
incidents represent only a fraction of the covert corporate influence peddling
on cable news, a four-month investigation by The Nation has found. Since
2007 at least seventy-five registered lobbyists, public relations
representatives and corporate officials--people paid by companies and trade
groups to manage their public image and promote their financial and political
interests--have appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, CNBC and Fox Business Network
with no disclosure of the corporate interests that had paid them. Many have been
regulars on more than one of the cable networks, turning in dozens--and in some
cases-- hundreds of appearances. ...
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. ...
for which The BRAD BLOG
was awarded a
Censored award for "Excellence in Investigative Journalism" is "censored" no
more. From the February 2010 issue of Maxim hitting mag racks this
The February 2010 issue hits
newsstands this week, and should be available on the Internet soon, featuring a
detailed investigative feature on the mysterious death of Mike Connell, the
George W. Bush/Karl Rove/GOP "IT Guru"
described as a
"'High IQ Forrest Gump" for his proclivity to be at the scene of so many
Bush/Rove/GOP crimes over the years.
The 3,500-word Maxim piece was penned by
British investigative journalist and author Simon Worrall after a year or so of
digging, following the
death of Connell in December of 2008. The long-reliable Republican IT
entrepreneur was on his way home from D.C. to his company's Christmas party near
Akron, Ohio, when his single engine Piper Saratoga plunged from the sky for
reasons that remain unexplained to this day. ...
"There's been a coup, have you heard? It's the
CIA coup. The CIA runs everything, they run the military. They're the ones who
are over there lobbing missiles and bombs on countries. ... And of course the
CIA is every bit as secretive as the Federal Reserve. ... And yet think of the
harm they have done since they were established [after] World War II. They are a
government unto themselves. They're in businesses, in drug businesses, they take
out dictators ... We need to take out the CIA."... (Read
Ron Paul Speaks Before A Rally In
The Federal Reserve and the CIA would be great places for government overhaul.
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! ...
“Money is Power”, or shall we say, “The Monopoly to Create
Credit Money and charge interest is Absolute Power”. (Alex James)
Amsel (Amschel) Bauer Mayer Rothschild, 1838: “Let me issue
and control a Nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws”.
Letter written from London by the Rothschilds to their New
York agents introducing their banking method into America: “The few who
can understand the system will be either so interested in its profits, or so
dependent on its favours, that there will be no opposition from that class,
while, on the other hand, that great body of people, mentally incapable of
comprehending the tremendous advantage that Capital derives from the system,
will bear its burden without complaint and, perhaps, without even suspecting
that the system is inimical to their interests.”
I'm sure if Brennan had
answered her honestly he would have been immediately attacked by Republicans for
giving aid and comfort to the terrorists and for not loving America since that
would mean admitting how awful our foreign policy is.
been brainwashed to know about al Qaeda and the war on terror is not quite as
much reality as it is a complete fabrication of the facts, or at the very
least, a spin on the real truth of the matter.
The origin of al Qaeda is well understood by true historians of
the Afghan War with Russia, but for the many who never paid attention to the
1980s Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, they have been subjected to a contemporary
fabrication of the real facts in order to foment an enemy for the alleged
"War on Terror." ... (Read More)
Do Private US Groups (NGOs) And The UN
Want To Take Our Guns?
The 2nd amendment was put in place with very good reason.
NRA News’ investigative reporter Ginny Simone takes a look at
the global gun control goals of the United Nations. By pushing for a binding
international treaty aimed at superseding the U.S. Constitution, the United
Nations is committed to rendering Americans’ Second Amendment rights to own
a firearm meaningless. Simone interviews past and current U.N. officials and
politicians and examines the debates at the United Nations Small Arms Summit
to expose the international anti-gun agenda.
Our forefathers knew better. They
specifically allowed citizen guns under the 2nd Amendment so that
patriotic militias had the ability to oppose tyrannical and oppressive
government. This has been a U.S. right for over 200 years and needs
to be maintained. We have local police forces in place for taking care
of those who usurp our laws and commit crimes, but what recourse do "We the
People" have for politicians who usurp our Constitutional rights? Call
and write your Congressmen and tell them where "We the People" stand in
protecting our Constitution, which guarantees our liberty and freedom.
A well regulated Militia, being
necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep
and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. -2nd
Dogboy and Mr. Dan:
Saving Our Right To Bear Arms
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There is no greater form of
patriotism than questioning your government.
2012: Are You Ready For The Next Great Fear? Our New Y2K Is Coming And There's Nothing We Can
Do To Stop The Incessant Fear Mongering
NewsFocus - by Tim Watts - 010610
Well, it appears that the latest fad in apocalyptic fear is upon us with the
coming of the year 2012 and the end of the Mayan calendar. Just like Y2K,
and the 5/5/2000 planetary alignment, the powers that be are going to
try to get us all to wet our pants again and scream in fear like little
Our government, through the use of NASA, is already
whipping up fear of a solar flare breaking through our weakening magnetic
field, announcing a little over a year ago that our protective solar shield
also has a recently discovered hole in it, four times the size of the
Wow. That's huge.
If true, what then is saving us from all of that solar
radiation? Why haven't we seen the northern lights everywhere then? This is
pretty odd indeed.
Ask yourself this... if the government and NASA were truly
worried about 2012, why would they be involved in pointless wars of
aggression and imperialism when A) it could be all for naught, and B)
we could be using all of that money to enhance and strengthen infrastructure
needs to help us prepare for a natural disaster?
the belief that the Mayan calendar does not mark the end of all mankind, it
is merely the end of a solar age, merely a measurement of time, a
cycle if you will. Just like finding a calendar with December 31st as
the last day. It doesn't mean that will be the end of time and life as we
know it. It's just the end of that calendar period.
In light of the government's potentially
meaningless expensive wars, coupled with the outrageous expenditures of
bail-out money to the bankers, Wall Street and the numerous corporations,
how seriously worried is our government about 2012?
We can only hope and pray that this is indeed
another false doomsday scare that will once again pass without consequence.
One thing is certain for sure though, many
will exploit this alleged coming event and make tons of money as they once
again try to scare the pants off the rest of us.
He who controls the present, controls
the past. He who controls the past, controls
the future.-George Orwell
The Fear Decade Since 9/11, We've Embraced Our Inner Coward
By Ted Rall 010110 Home of the free and the brave. Live free or die.
Shoot first; ask questions later. Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out. These were
the mottos of a brash, impetuous, audacious-to-a-fault nation. That nation is
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.