Friday, October 17, 2003

Rumsfeld defends general who commented on war, Satan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are defending a new deputy undersecretary of defense "who has reportedly cast the war on terror" in religious terms.

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, whose promotion and appointment was confirmed by the Senate in June, has said publicly that he sees the war on terrorism as a clash between Judeo-Christian values and Satan, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

Appearing in dress uniform before a religious group in Oregon in June, Boykin said Islamic extremists hate the United States "because we're a Christian nation, because our foundation and our roots are Judeo-Christians. ... And the enemy is a guy named Satan."


Pentagon Hunt the Boeing! And test your perceptions!

As everyone knows, on 11 September, less than an hour after the attack on the World Trade Centre, an airplane collided with the Pentagon. The Associated Press first reported that a booby-trapped truck had caused the explosion. The Pentagon quickly denied this. The official US government version of events still holds. Here's a little game for you: Take a look at these photographs and try to find evidence to corroborate the official version. It's up to you to Hunt the Boeing!

Row erupts as US presses EU over defence plans

The US ambassador to NATO has sparked a diplomatic row by warning that the European Union is threatening the future of the military alliance by proposing its own defence initiatives, diplomats said Thursday.
And Washington is seeking clarification from its European partners at a special meeting next week, NATO sources said.

"What the US wants is to ask the EU what is happening," said a NATO source, confirming that the ambassadors from NATO's decision-making body will meet on Monday to prepare for a formal NATO-EU diplomatic gathering on Tuesday.

The Tuesday meeting will discuss the "state of play" of NATO-EU relations, said the source.

The row emerged as British Prime Minister Tony Blair held four-way talks on defence and other issues with his partners from France, Germany and Belgium -- who agreed controversial plans for a European military planning headquarters earlier this year.


Thursday, October 16, 2003

Dogs Avoid Crop Circles

A man exploring a crop circle in Iowa discovered that a dog refused to go inside it. Unusual levels of electrical activity have often been reported inside crop circles, and dogs may be more sensitive to this than humans are. It's recently been discovered that dogs are sensitive to impending earthquakes.
Twelve years ago, Jim Hodges received a strange phone call. He says, "It was the sheriff calling to tell me there had been a report of a crop circle near Blue Grass. I drove out there and went up into a silo with the farmer and, boy, there it was—a beautiful circle in a mature corn field."

A woman driving home from a nearby tavern reported seeing red lights coming from the cornfield. "I'd sure like to know how many drinks that lady had," he says. "From the beginning, I thought it was strange that the dog from that farm wouldn't go into the crop circle with me—wouldn't go near it."

"I looked on my hands and knees for any sign of humans and found none," Hodges says. "To this day, I cannot tell you what created that crop circle. I was the first person, to my knowledge, to be in that thing. I spent the day photographing every inch of it."

He flew over it in a helicopter, taking pictures. When he got back several hours later, he found a group of people waiting for him on the edge of the field. "I don't know how they heard about it, but they waved a wand all over me and asked if I felt any odd electricity," he says. "I didn't. But apparently the dog did."

Arnold & Carlyle

Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger was dogged by persistent protesters and hecklers Sunday, as he tried to seize the environmental mantle, proposing a $60 million "hydrogen highway" he said would provide a statewide chain of hydrogen fueling stations to help clean the air.
[...] The event handed environmental protesters a chance to assail the record of the actor-turned-candidate, who arrived in a large SUV, a GMC Yukon.

[...] But longtime GOP fund-raiser Bob Grady, a managing director of the Carlyle Group, said that as an environmental adviser to Schwarzenegger he is convinced of the actor's credentials.

[...] Asked how he could boast of being an environmental advocate when he owns five Hummers, Schwarzenegger instead took credit for the vehicle's popularity.


Now this is nuts... Even for me.

THE WORLD TRADE CENTER was built and designed to withstand the impact of a jumbo jet. That includes the Boeing models 747,757,767,777.

Therefore when a Jumbo Jet, consisting primarily of merely a hollow pressurized cabin, impacts the reinforced concrete and steel support beams of the World Trade Center that it crumples on impact on the outside of the building and falls to the ground because of little encroachment into the building.

The American Media has told people that a Jet wing can cut through steel reinforced concrete designed to withstand the impact of a high speed jet impact.

America was told that what they witnessed was what appeared to be a jet flying completely into the World Trade Center as if it were Jello. What the American media reported was something that is physically impossible. This is another Single Bullet Theory.

The answer is that a cruise missile with a military hologram aboard crashed into the building. A Cruise missile is small enough to fly into the building if it were to avoid any steel beams and merely properly aimed at open office glass panes.

US world leader in arms sales, Saudi Arabia no 1 buyer

no wonder we let Saudi off the hook.

The United States sells more arms than any other country, and Saudi Arabia leads the world for buying arms among developing countries, a report from the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) said Wednesday.
The United States holds a 40.3 percent market share in arms sales, raking in 10.241 billion dollars (8.8 billion euros) from sales in 2002, according to the IISS annual report "The Military Balance 2003-2004", on arms around the world.

Saudi Arabia spent an estimated 5.2 billion dollars in 2002 buying weapons, despite having reduced arms purchases from the 1995-1998 period, the report said.

Britain, the world's second-largest arms seller, sold 4.7 billion dollars worth of weapons in 2002 and has a 18.5 percent market share. It is followed by Russia (3.1 billion dollars and 12.2 percent market share) and Francebillion dollars and 7.1 percent market share).

China comes fifth down the list selling 800 million dollars worth of arms in 2002 (3.1 percent market share), followed by Ukraine at 600 million dollars (the report did not publish the country's market share), Germany at 500 million dollars (two percent market share) and Italy at 400 million dollars (1.6 percent market share).

Web Cameras Monitor Class Activity

Teaching kids to be sheep. They will be programmed to want safety over freedom.

A school district in Biloxi, Miss. is the first to install Web cameras in the classroom. The video is fed live to the Internet where the principal can monitor the activities of the students and teachers with the click of a mouse.

"It gives an added sense of security for the parents. You know that teachers are actually doing what we think they're doing," said parent Glenn Ryan.

Some teachers said the Web cams have helped with issues surrounding the behavior of the students.

"They're very helpful. To children to say, 'that camera is watching you' when they're walking down the hall, just to get them to straighten right up," said teacher Debbie Girouard.

While other schools have placed cameras in the hallways, North Bay Elementary in Biloxi is the first to try the Web cam approach. Students there are taped every second of every school day.


Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Only in Post, buried six days after incident: Marvin Bush's babysitter crushed by her own car

A babysitter for the family of Marvin Bush was found dead Monday night outside the family's Fairfax County home, and police said that she had been crushed when her car rolled into her, pinning her between the vehicle and an outbuilding on the property.
Fairfax County police said Bertha Champagne, 62, had worked for several years for Marvin Bush, President Bush's brother, and lived at the family home on Fort Hunt Road in the Alexandria section of Fairfax.

Officer Courtney Young, a police spokeswoman, said Champagne had gone outside the house about 9 p.m. Monday, reportedly to retrieve something from her car.

The vehicle had been in gear, police said, and appeared to have rolled in her direction when Champagne was in front of it.

After pinning Champagne, Young said, the car continued rolling toward Fort Hunt Road, near the intersection of Edgehill Drive.

Champagne was taken to an area hospital and declared dead that evening. Young said she did not know the cause of death.

Bush - Nazi Link Confirmed

WASHINGTON - After 60 years of inattention and even denial by the U.S. media, newly-uncovered government documents in The National Archives and Library of Congress reveal that Prescott Bush, the grandfather of President George W. Bush, served as a business partner of and U.S. banking operative for the financial architect of the Nazi war machine from 1926 until 1942, when Congress took aggressive action against Bush and his "enemy national" partners.

The documents also show that Bush and his colleagues, according to reports from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and FBI, tried to conceal their financial alliance with German industrialist Fritz Thyssen, a steel and coal baron who, beginning in the mid-1920s, personally funded Adolf Hitler's rise to power by the subversion of democratic principle and German law.

Furthermore, the declassified records demonstrate that Bush and his associates, who included E. Roland Harriman, younger brother of American icon W. Averell Harriman, and George Herbert Walker, President Bush's maternal great-grandfather, continued their dealings with the German industrial baron for nearly eight months after the U.S. entered the war.

Sharon: Libya could be first Arab country with nukes

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon reportedly told foreign ambassadors in a meeting on Monday that Muammar Qadaffi's Libya is trying to develop nuclear weapons with help from countries such as North Korea and Pakistan.

"One would not be surprised if Libya would be the first Arab country to have nuclear weapons," an aide to the Prime Minister quoted Sharon as saying.

"Libya is diligently attempting to acquire nuclear know-how with help and support from North Korea and Pakistan," the aide quoted Sharon as saying. "Not help as in buying a bomb but help in acquiring technology and know-how to build a bomb."

Syria Mobilizes 50,000 Reservists


14 October 2003

Pak fears joint Indo-Israel strikes

NEW DELHI: Pakistan continues to be concerned about the increased defence cooperation between India and Israel and its latest fear is an Indo-Israel joint strike against Islamabad's nuclear assets.

Pakistani intelligence sources, privy to the latest development in the Indo-Israel ties, apprehend that India and Israel might be planning a joint strike against Islamabad's nuclear assets.


- USA, Israel and India are moving fast toward strategic partnership against terrorism.

- By 2005, Indian ships in the Indian Ocean would be equipped with Israeli nuclear weapons.

- US, India, Israel and Russia are the only four countries that have declared intentions to exercise their "right of self defence" in the shape of preemptive strikes.

- Pakistan may be a convenient short-term ally for the US but India is the strategic partner of choice in the region

The decision taken during the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Arial Sharon to India to keep a mutual, watchful eye on "fanatic Islam" has stirred the current fear.

According to analysts, for India and Israel the common potential enemy has always been Pakistan – a Muslim nation committed to helping the Arab countries of the Middle East.

"Israel had been proposing a surgical strike against Pak nuclear assets since the time of Morarji Desai was the prime minister of India but the real breakthrough only came during Ariel Sharon's recent visit to India (in September)," sources were quoted as saying by Pakistan Observer.


Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Like to Eat Meat? Read On

molecule that makes the immune system think our body has been invaded is absorbed into our bodies when we eat red meat and milk products. Despite this, we’ve been eating meat and rejecting fish every chance we’ve gotten since prehistoric days.
The molecular sugar called N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc), which is found in non-human mammals, occurs naturally in lamb, pork and beef. Researchers have found that eating red meat causes this molecule to become absorbed into our tissues. This can set off an immune response, since our bodies may see the molecule as an invader. They’ve also found small amounts of Neu5Gc in human cancer tissues, leading to the theory that eating red meat may eventually cause cancer.

But the biggest problem is with organ transplants. Researcher Ajit Varki says, "Over the past decade, the number of patients waiting for organ transplantation has more than tripled, with little increase in the number of donor organs. This has led to an exploration of using animal organs for transplantation into humans, a process called xenotransplantation. However, the leading donor candidate is the pig, an animal in which Neu5Gc happens to be very common. The current study raises the possibility that human antibodies against Neu5Gc might recognize the Neu5Gc in the pig organ and facilitate its rejection."


Police start seizing 71-year-old disabled woman's "family heirlooms" from her yard; then tazer and pepper spray her

Eunice Crowder, who is legally blind and has trouble hearing and walking, is still recovering from the June scuffle with officers. She claims police went too far when they used handcuffs, tazers and pepper spray when they tried to restrain her outside her north Portland home.
“They pepper sprayed me in my prosthesis,” she said. “It ran through and down my nose so fast.”

[...] The trouble began when city crews with warrants were ordered to clean up her messy yard. She became irate after crews tried to take what she described as family heirlooms.

When police were called in, she tried to kick and bite, and officers attempted to restrain her, according to police reports.

Kill old people
Teen arrested, charged with felony for saving girlfriend's life with his athsma inhaler

A 15-year-old faces expulsion after giving an inhaler to his girlfriend during an asthma attack that happened at school.
Boyfriend and girlfriend, 15-year-olds Brandon Kizi and Andra Ferguson are both asthma sufferers and both students at Caney Creek High School. At least, they were, until Andra began suffering an asthma attack at school.

[...] Brandon described the incident. "Her face was turning a little reddish-pink and she looked pale, as far as I could see. I loaned her my inhaler. I walked her to the nurse's office and loaned her my inhaler."

That's when the trouble started. The school nurse called the school police, who arrested Brandon. They charged him with a felony, namely distributing a dangerous drug for loaning out his prescription inhaler.


Monday, October 13, 2003

Siberia find revives yeti legends

Siberian scientists say they have a discovery on their hands which raises the possibility that the local legend of the yeti - the abominable snowman - is more than mere fiction.
According to Russian TV, the well-preserved furry limb of a mystery creature was found some 3,500 metres up in the permafrost of the Altay mountains, in Russia's remote Siberia region.

"I turned the limb over and examined the sole of the foot, and I thought it looked unsual," Sergey Semenov, the mountain-climber who made the find, said.

"So I decided to bring it back with me."

Scientific tests and X-rays show that the bones are several thousand years old, but attempts to identify the creature they belonged to remain inconclusive.

It looks very human, there are many similarities

Yuriy Malofeyev, the Russian association of veterinary anatomists

Local opinion on the find, described as "surprisingly well-preserved", is divided.

There is a long tradition of alleged sightings in the area of what might - or might not - be the abominable snowman.

Size 36

Armed UN troops in USA.

A terrorist group armed with chemical and biological weapons attacked the island nation of "Corona" on Wednesday, killing top governmental officials and threatening the entire population -- until a rapid-reaction force from NATO swept in, evacuated the capital city and eliminated the threat.

That, at least, is how the fictional terrorist crisis played out at Schreiver Air Force Base here as military and civilian leaders from all the NATO nations engaged in a "study seminar" to test the impact of a major transformation of the 54-year-old transatlantic defense alliance.

With nearly 3 million military personnel from 19 nations -- plus seven more countries to be admitted next year -- NATO leaders are worried that the huge organization is too sluggish and too poorly deployed to respond to the challenges posed by terrorists and other modern threats to peace.

"We have so many unusable soldiers," NATO Secretary General George Robertson said here Wednesday. "Taxpayers are being ripped off, paying for these soldiers who are configured for the wrong threat."

Over 20,000 UN troops in US.
Controversy Swirling Over September 11 Pentagon Mystery: Industry Experts Can’t Explain Photo Evidence

Since AFP first published a photograph from the 9-11 Pentagon crash site, there has been a great outpouring of interest—and disinfo.

When American Free Press published a hard-to-find photo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) archive showing a small turbine disc from the Pentagon crash site, it was hoped that readers could help identify the object (Sept. 15 & 22). Since the photo and article were published there has been an outpouring of interest—and disinformation—about the unidentified jet engine part.

The photograph reveals a crucial piece of evidence, which if positively identified could help prove what kind of aircraft hit the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

“Is this the 9-11 smoking gun?” Fintan Dunne, editor of WagKingdom.com asks on a web page dedicated to the FEMA photographs. These photos could be the keys to unlock the cover-up, Dunne wrote on Oct. 7.

“Among all the arguments about 9-11: tower fires, WTC 7 collapse, etc., none seems as straightforward as that posed by the jet engine part,” Dunne said. If the Pentagon photos are authentic, he said, then either the turbine is from a Boeing 757, or it is not. The web site appeals to “aero engineers” for help in identifying the disc seen in the FEMA photos.

The photograph is one of many taken by Jocelyn Augustino, a FEMA photographer, at the Pentagon crash site on Sept. 13, 2001. In the FEMA on-line photo library, the best photos of the unidentified disc are numbered 4414 and 4415, archived at: www.photolibrary.fema.gov/ photolibrary/advancedsearch.do.

Censored 2004: The Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2002-2003

#1: The Neoconservative Plan for Global Dominance
#2: Homeland Security Threatens Civil Liberty
#3: US Illegally Removes Pages from Iraq U.N. Report
#4: Rumsfeld's Plan to Provoke Terrorists
#5: The Effort to Make Unions Disappear
#6: Closing Access to Information Technology
#7: Treaty Busting by the United States
#8: US/British Forces Continue Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons Despite Massive Evidence of Negative Health Effects
#9: In Afghanistan: Poverty, Women's Rights, and Civil Disruption Worse than Ever
#10: Africa Faces Threat of New Colonialism
#11: U.S. Implicated in Taliban Massacre
#12: Bush Administration Behind Failed Military Coup in Venezuela
#13: Corporate Personhood Challenged
#14: Unwanted Refugees a Global Problem
#15: U.S. Military's War on the Earth
#16: Plan Puebla-Panama and the FTAA
#17: Clear Channel Monopoly Draws Criticism
#18: Charter Forest Proposal Threatens Access to Public Lands
#19: U.S. Dollar vs. the Euro: Another Reason for the Invasion of Iraq
#20: Pentagon Increases Private Military Contracts
#21: Third World Austerity Policies: Coming Soon to a City Near You
#22: Welfare Reform Up For Reauthorization, but Still No Safety Net
#23: Argentina Crisis Sparks Cooperative Growth
#24: Aid to Israel Fuels Repressive Occupation in Palestine
#25: Convicted Corporations Receive Perks Instead of Punishment

Israeli plans for Iran attack

Spy agency Mossad’s plans for a surprise attack on six sites in Iran have gripped the Islamic republic’s media, as have details of Israel’s nuclear capabilities.

Newspapers in Tehran jumped at revelations reported by both the German and American press on Sunday.

The Yediot Aharonot, Maariv and Haaretz dailies all splashed on a Los Angeles Times report that modified US-made cruise missiles are capable of carrying nuclear warheads on submarines.

This would allow Israel to launch atomic weapons from land, air or sea.

Strike plans prepared

The 3 newspapers also carried reports in Monday's edition of the Germany Der Spiegel magazine that a special Mossad unit received orders 2 months ago to prepare plans for strikes.

Around half a dozen targets in Iran are suspected of being used to prepare nuclear weapons by Tel Aviv.

US-built F-16 fighter bombers could completely destroy the sites, according to Israeli security officials quoted in the German magazine.

Maariv published a map of Iran complete with aerial shots of the suspected nuclear sites.

Yediot even ran a photograph of an Israeli Dauphin submarine, using a graphic to explain how it could sneak up on the enemy and fire its nuclear warheads.

Not the first time

In 1981, Israel bombed the Osirak nuclear power station near Baghdad, smashing former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's nuclear programme, the 3 Israeli papers reminded their readers.

Moscow prepared to stage pre-emptive strikes

While taking pains to play down possible new nuclear threats to NATO, the Kremlin has made it clear it is prepared to use pre-emptive strikes against perceived threats and will continue to mobilise Russia's vast nuclear arsenal to deter a new generation of low-level instability on its borders.

A wide-ranging new doctrine for Russian military preparedness, presented to NATO generals in Colorado Springs, Colorado, last week, states that large-scale war with the US or NATO has for the first time "been excluded from the spectrum of the most probable conflicts".

Yet it warns that Russia must be prepared for a growing number of conflicts - such as the US-led war in Iraq - waged outside the authority of the United Nations, and wars increasingly motivated as much by economics or the interests of what it termed "big transnational companies" as by national security.
Terrorism and instability in the former Soviet states along its borders are seen as Russia's greatest military peril, and Kremlin officials have emphasised that the kind of pre-emptive strikes upon which the US has relied in Iraq - the subject of substantial criticism from Moscow - are potential tools for the Russian armed forces as well.

The Defence Minister, Sergei Ivanov, told a recent meeting of the Russian military leadership in Moscow: "The specifics of contemporary external threats require that the Russian armed forces be able to perform various duties in various regions of the world. We cannot absolutely rule out pre-emptive use of force if this is dictated by Russia's interests or its commitments to allies."


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