a lil o' everythin' under the freakin' sun
Like William S. Burroughs says, 'If this was the Middle Ages, and Magellen was an American, and we sailed around the planet and found out it was round instead of flat, we wouldn't tell anybody so we could attack from the rear.'
Beware the Leader!
Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip
the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed
a double-edged sword.
It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind.
And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the
blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will
have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry.
Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by
patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader
and gladly so.
How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.
did kissinger blackmail china? consider this:
January 8, 2001
During the past days, the New York Council of Foreign Relations (CFR), a bastion of such notables as China specialists Henry A. Kissinger and Winston Lord, has unleashed its efforts to manipulate the leadership succession of the government of China. The featured element of this onslaught has been the unveiling of what are alleged to be authentic records, which it calls "The Tiananmen Papers," allegedly secret records from circles of the China leadership from the period of the celebrated 1989 student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square. This release, published in the January/February edition of CFR's Foreign Affairs, has already been a featured subject of a major, cold-war-style propaganda barrage in the U.S.A.
and a few months later:
Chinese Oil Firm Picks Kissinger as Adviser
This petty corruption becomes second nature to Masons, so that in the end they cannot see how corrupt it is. I know one Mason who used to work as manager of a local water board. As soon as he retired he formed a company with other Masons to tender for pipeline work from the water authority. You can be sure he won a lot of contracts not just because he knew about water but because he was 'on the square'. Freemasonry is insider trading by another name.
timber industry propaganda targets your kids
After years of denial from government, military, and environmental agencies, the reality of the controversial issue regarding the covert programs known as Chemtrails has been acknowledged.
A U.S. military plane carrying seven Marines, including a female radio operator, crashed into a mountain in southwestern Pakistan yesterday, and Pentagon officials said there were no survivors. It was the deadliest incident yet for U.S. forces in the war against terrorism being fought in neighboring Afghanistan, and it brought the first death of a female service member in the conflict.
A New Jersey Air National Guard F-16 fighter jet crashed at a training range in southern New Jersey Thursday and the pilot ejected safely, the Pentagon said.
Dick Cheney calls him an obstructionist. One group has run an attack ad in South Dakota comparing him to Saddam Hussein. Wall Street Journal editorial writers and other conservative commentators are denouncing him as a ruthless partisan determined to single-handedly derail the Bush agenda.
Rioters ransacked banks, destroyed ATM machines and set fires across downtown Buenos Aires early Friday after a night of street
protests against a government freeze on bank deposits turned violent.
For NPR, Violence Is Calm if It's Violence Against Palestinians
As the owner of noncommercial radio stations based in five metropolitan areas -- San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, New York and Washington -- the nonprofit Pacifica Foundation operates with a national board of directors. During the 1990s, a succession of power grabs enabled a board majority to emerge with ill-disguised contempt for the progressive principles and grassroots innovation that had long enlivened the Pacifica airwaves.
The president of Somalia's transitional government said Friday that his people had been "terrorized" by a U.S. propaganda campaign portraying the country as a possible haven for Osama bin Laden's followers.
Saskatchewan organic farmers have launched a class action against Monsanto and Aventis for genetic contamination of canola crops and are seeking an injunction against the introuction of of Monsantto GE Wheat.
Yesterday, thursday januery 9nth, there was another massive protest from the people, here in Argentina. Since president de la Rua was forced to resign last 20 of december, this had been the protest number six (more or less). We have no qualified politician to take over the situation, yet the population, wich have been very subservient during the last twelve years has still strenght to go to plaza de mayo, protest, tolerate tear gasses and repression from the police (remember that most of the people that go to the protests are middle class, full of economic problems). For me this is like magic, I would have never thought that I would live through a period like this one. There is unrest yet hope in the air.
On thursday 10th the Argentinian Embassy in london was occupied by anarchists in support of those taking action on the streets of argentina. The occupation lasted about an hopur and a half, all 8 people were arrested, one was beaten.
Enron Judge's MAJOR COnflicts of Interest
Bush Attempts to Have His State Papers Declared Federal Property
Armed with the little more than a video camera and a scavenged Apple editing deck, Marshall and his Guerrilla News Network have generated a stream of edgy, shiver-provoking documentaries during the past year, taking on subjects such as the war on terrorism, the Central Intelligence Agency's drug connections, the public relations industry, even the current state of hip-hop music.
In the last six months, leaders of Baja's housing movement have been jailed by the state government as criminals and threats to the social order. Two of the state's best-known organizers of migrant farmworkers are already in prison. Arrest warrents have been issued for as many as18 others. Almost all are Mixtecs, Zapotecs and Triquis - indigenous communities of Oaxaca whose members make up Baja California's agricultural workforce.
As the commemorative dates near of the assassinations of Patrice Lumumba and Laurent Kabila, the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and his eventual successor, activities for memorial programs in their memories are being planned to focus public attention on the ongoing struggle for the control of what many well-informed people believe to be the "richest territory on the planet", the Congo.
The Tampa pilot's mom changed their last names from Bishara. Bishara might be a common Arab (?) name, but this is a helluva coincidence, IMO.
Israeli bulldozers raze 73 Palestinian homes in the Gaza Strip
Some time just before January 7th, 2002, an asteroid capable of pulverizing a good-sized nation flashed through the void, passing perilously close to Earth. Had it struck our planet, the impact would have had global consequences......At some point in the next six months, a small, darkened corner of George W. Bush's consciousness will wish the thing had hit us.
When Congressional hearings into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms (BTF) and FBI's 1993 siege and assault of the Branch
Davidian sect in Waco, Texas, began in July, there was
immediate confrontation regarding possible violation of the
Posse Comitatus Act which forbids the military from pursuing
civilians. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Low-Intensity
Conflict, H. Allen Holmes, made an explosive statement by
saying two members of the British SAS were present at Waco.
The Pentagon has officially replied that SAS members were not
at Waco "as a result of any association with the Department of
Defense", a statement which tends to confirm that SAS members
were at Waco on the behalf of Justice. The Department of
Justice has not responded to these accusations.
Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf on Saturday night said his country continue moral and political support "Kashmir movement" but will not allow "terrorism" in this regard.
Have you heard of Remote Viewing ? The CIA has, and they've been using it to spy on you, or so they say. The only problem is: the people discussing it and writing books on it are CIA operatives who claim they are "Allowed" to talk about this stuff.
link to www.sobs.org
Pakistan-based Kashmiri militant group Lashkar-e-Tayyeba on Saturday vowed to continue its "holy war" in Kashmir despite being banned by president Pervez Musharraf.
ENRON CONFLICTS OF INTEREST IN SEC AND GAO
For a list of who in both parties benefitted from Enron's
political donations, check the Center for Responsive Politics Web site:
Enron Contributions to Current Senators, 1989-2001
Enron Contributions to Current Members of the House of Representatives, 1989-2001
Top Presidential Recipients of Enron Contributions, 1989-2001
Public Citizen has issued a detailed report about Enron — Angela
Todd Ruiz, 26, and Adam Prentiss, 27, are not your usual war reporters. In fact, by most standards they are not even war reporters at all. They have no affiliation, no credentials, no real experience. They are just a couple of Southern Californian dudes who saved up money and set out to document the world as they see it. On their web site frontlinedispatch.com, you can find their reports from some of the world's most sketchy locales, including the frontlines in Afghanistan. Despite their sometimes overly self-important attitude ('Hopefully your experience through us as an armchair (or deskchair) participant will provide some insight into life apart from the narrow scope of your bourgeois, unexamined lives.'), their dispatches from Afghanistan provide an extremely valuable look at the war, and the media covering it, free from corporate filters.
In Part I of this series From The Wilderness, thanks to the brilliant research of Tom Flocco, demonstrated that the CIA has, in fact, been involved in monitoring stock trades on world financial markets, and that current CIA executives have had recent business relationships with firms handling obvious insider trades connected to the attacks of September 11th. Those connections ran directly into the heart of German financial giant Deutschebank. In Part II we documented that a former Deutschebank executive, Kevin Ingram, had recently been convicted on drug and money laundering charges that were directly a result of attempts to arm Islamic terrorist groups. Now in Part III, we conclude this series by revealing a devastating conflict of interest in investigating these leads on the part of President George W. Bush by virtue of his own past insider trading through Harken Energy in Bahrain and Kuwait.
We have been getting quite a bit of mail regarding our constant references to 'Yiddish supremacists'. It is a term we coined at NileMedia to more accurately and easily identify a powerful American political movement that aligns its political agenda with Israeli governments. Being a 'Yiddish Supremacist' requires a certain state of mind. While most Yiddish Supremacists are Jewish, not all Jews are Yiddish Supremacist. For decades, Palestinians and their supporters have labored to distinguish between Zionist racists and individuals who simply happen to worship God in a manner consistent with the Jewish creed.
Ahmad Shah Masood, the legendary Afghan commander assassinated two days before the September 11 attacks, has become the capital's most familiar icon since his Northern Alliance troops marched into the city from his redoubt in the Panjsher valley on November 13.
The defence ministry in Afghanistan says it will maintain about 1,500 troops in Kabul, despite an agreement with the international peace-keeeping force to remove all soldiers from the city.
A British man is one of 20 suspected al Qaeda and Taliban captives being held at a U.S. military base in Cuba, the Foreign Office has said.
US forces in Kyrgyzstan are establishing a strong military presence which could afford significant strategic leverage in Central Asia. This is needed for Washington to achieve two political goals: loosening Russia's grip on the region and keeping a close eye on the "sleeping giant of Asia", China.
The agreement between Bishkek and Washington to set up an American military base in Kyrgyzstan has alarmed ethnic Russians who have lived here for several generations. Some are even leaving country as a result.
Human Rights Watch questioned Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld´s statement today that captured fighters from Afghanistan shipped to Cuba were "unlawful combatants" not entitled to protection under the Geneva Conventions. Human Rights Watch also criticized the reported use of chain-link cages to confine the detainees.
In 1982, throngs of prepubescent kids got a glimmering, formative, Disney-backed glimpse of their digital future. That year, "Tron" -- the highly anticipated film that not only pioneered the use of computer animation but linked it to live action as well -- planted the cyber-trippy seed for an army of future multitasking, Web-surfing dot-commers.
They are known by savvy folks as the whiskey, dope, and hot money banks. And they are centered or want to be centered in Chicago, called by some the mafia-CIA capital of the world. Here is their story.
Since the time of the Borgias, there was no one just like her. Some swore by her, proclaiming she was the best for the country. Others, swore at her, that she is the curse of the nation. Were they talking about Madame Chiang Kai-shek, born May-ling Soong, First Lady of China? Her Harvard-educated brother, T.V. Soong, was described as one of the richest men in the world. The Soongs were tied to international big business and shadowy high-level criminals in and out of governments, worldwide.
BIG OIL and TERRORISTS
When the lead of George W. Bush in the crucial Florida year 2000 Presidential Election slipped beneath 400 votes, the reputed bagman was brought in to help put in the fix. That was James A. Baker 3d who had been U.S. Secretary of State in the administration of the Elder Bush. Baker's apparent job was simple. He had to remind, if necessary, Florida Secretary of State, Katherine Harris, to favor Bush in certifying the election returns. Baker was there to let her know, as if she did not remember, that she might be fingered for reportedly having been the "money laundry lady" in billions and billions of dollars of proceeds from dope trafficking and weapons smuggling for a gang that included her boss, Jeb Bush, Florida Governor.
Old-timers with covert operations expertise felt in their gut that something about the year 2000 presidential election blitz was part of an intelligence agency covert scheme. In spy parlance, they suspected the American people are victims of "black ops". Invoking "national security", the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency ordered the major press and wire services to play down if not entirely omit any possible CIA complicity mentioned in an Associated Press story later "spiked". Here are portions of the apparently censored story.
Some continue to assert that George W. Bush is a tainted president, that took the seat of power under circumstances they call BUSHFRAUD. Some go even further, and proclaim that the Elder Bush and sons Jeb and George W. are part of a "fascist coup". Others call the final hours of the Clinton Administration as PARDONGATE. Thus referring to a foul smell going up from some of more than 170 presidential pardons and commutations Clinton entered at the last moments of his apparent Constitutional authority.
Kamikaze kid pilot commits acne-induced suicide?
As this U.S. investigator and a small number of independent research journalist retrace the financial trails connecting the (911) attack and the other acts of bio terrorism; with evidence that the anthrax was made in this country, the overwhelming evidences points to the White House using some members inside the CIA, FBI, NSA, Justice and Treasury departments.
Colombian tanks and troops closed in on a huge FARC guerrilla enclave on Thursday, despite the rebels' insistence that they were still ready to engage in peace talks.
Twelve Israeli tanks and bulldozers rolled into the Palestinian
Authority's airport by the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah and started tearing up the runway early today, security sources and witnesses said.
The chairman of the Jewish Defence League has been indicted on charges of conspiring to bomb the office of an Arab-American congressman.
Tens of thousands of Indian troops massed along the entire border with Pakistan will hold large-scale exercises this month, an Indian defence official said on Thursday.
India is unlikely to withdraw its troops from the border with Pakistan soon as they are part of a strategy to negotiate a deal with Islamabad, a newspaper said on Thursday.
Pakistan's ambassador to the United States, Maleeha Lodhi, has said that India's violence in occupied Kashmir gave birth to terrorism and cycle of brutality.
Pakistan and Afghanistan have decided to enhance political cooperation aimed at benefiting the people of both countries.
The World Bank is considering increasing its annual level of assistance to Pakistan from $500 million to $750 million in the coming fiscal years to help achieve macro-economic stability in the country.
Two villagers died in Indian mortar shelling in Shakargarh sector of the working boundary on Thursday evening.
Colombia: FARC statement
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) introduced a bill in the House of
Representatives late last year that would ban weapons in space. But
while there have been many similar legislative initiatives in the past, Rep. Kucinich's bill is distinguished by its unusually expansive definition of "weapons."
Once again Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has placed himself squarely at the courageous end of the political spectrum -- this time by calling for a ban on space-based mind-control and/or mood-altering weapons.
Iraq could be developing "weapons of mass destruction-- WMD's," the
keepers of the most massive array of nuclear, chemical and conventional weapons in history tell us. In reality Iraq is the most inspected country in history, and even former weapons inspectors like U.S. Marine Capt. Scott Ritter have repeatedly testified that Iraq poses no threat to any other country.
SEC. 3. PERMANENT BAN ON BASING OF WEAPONS IN SPACE.
The President shall--
(1) implement a permanent ban on space-based weapons of the United States and remove from space any existing space-based weapons of the United States;
(2) immediately order the permanent termination of research and development, testing, manufacturing, production, and deployment of all space-based weapons of the United States and their components.
Colombian President Andres Pastrana on Thursday gave international mediators 48 hours to meet FARC rebels in a last-ditch effort to save three-year-old peace talks and avoid all-out war.
The federal judge hearing the suit brought by angry shareholders of Enron Corp. against top executives and directors of the former energy giant previously owned stock in the corporation, according to her 2000 financial disclosure report.
The American and British ruling circles have been engaged in a policy of military imperialism for several centuries. The American revolution was fought to bring the United States under new, non-British ruling circles, with the new regime sold to the public as a democracy. In the twentieth century, these American ruling elites have revolved around the Rockefeller, Brown, Harriman, and Morgan family dynasties. The Bush family, beginning with Prescott Bush, have served as satraps of the Rockefeller, Brown, and Harriman interests.
Time (if you pardon the pun) has a way of clouding the memory so they say and with his latest accolade as Time magazine's Man of the Year, now might be an appropriate time to remind the public (or possible even enlighten those who may never have even known anyway) about the other side to Rudy Guiliani - the one that is not quite so alluring, the one that many people seem to have forgotten in the midst of the embarrassing current love-fest for the man.
Moscow called Friday for an increased Russian presence in central Asia to counteract heavyweight US military deployments in the former Soviet republics.
The army in the Comoro Islands has restored order after a group of unidentified gunmen landed on the island of Moheli.
The left, almost everyone agrees, is on the run. George Bush's seizure of power has dragged governments everywhere still further to the right. Most of the world's media are deeply hostile to progressive ideas. Now the war in Afghanistan has greatly empowered the illiberal men who launched it. 2002, most commentators believe, will be the year of the right.
'The single greatest threat to the multilateral trade system is the absence of public support.' Thus spoke Charlene Barshefsky, Clinton's U.S. trade representative, in the run-up to the 1999 WTO summit in Seattle. Elite state-corporate interests sweet-talk, bludgeon or simply circumvent the public to get their way. The general public are to be regarded as 'ignorant and meddlesome outsiders' and mere 'spectators of action', explained Walter Lippman, the early twentieth century propaganda guru.
I am sure I am not the only one to have been reminded in the past months of some wise and prescient words of one of the most impressive figures of 20th century America, the radical pacifist A.J. Muste. As the US entered World War II 60 years ago, he predicted with considerable accuracy the contours of the world that would emerge after the US victory, and a little later, observed that "the problem after a war is with the victor. He thinks he has just proved that war and violence pay. Who will now teach him a lesson?"
The beliefs we most need to question are generally the ones we don't notice, because they are so embedded in the drone of daily life. Wars and disasters tend to have unforeseen consequences for this very reason. They disrupt the drone, and so prompt questions that wouldn't arise otherwise.
As the fortunes of the Enron Corporation (news/quote) unraveled in late 2001, officials of its accounting firm, Arthur Andersen & Company, destroyed "a significant but undetermined number" of documents relating to the company and its finances, Andersen disclosed yesterday.
The three-day Middle East and North African Economic Summit in the Jordanian capital of Amman generated Israel's first major business contract with a Persian Gulf state.
The Power Elite: Enron and Frank Wisner
A judge has ruled for the first time that fingerprint evidence, a virtually unassailable prosecutorial tool for 90 years, does not meet the standards set for scientific testimony and that experts in the field cannot testify that a suspect's prints definitely match those found at a crime scene.
The nation's Energy secretary on Thursday delivered the message that Nevada officials had dreaded for two decades, that Yucca Mountain is suitable to become the world's first repository for high-level nuclear waste.
The controversy over the Enron's Dabhol Power Project in Maharastra state has been raging since 1992 when it was launched on the heels of India's economic liberalization. The issue, which pits local people against a global energy corporation, has generated significant opposition, including many agitations, court cases, political somersaults and jugglery.
Nearly four years after Indonesia's General Suharto was forced to resign in May 1998, he has not been put on trial for any of his regime's brutal crimes or for the systematic corruption that enabled his family to amass huge fortunes during his 32 years in office.
A judge ruled January 7 that Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, the former Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and Black Panther leader who is standing trial in Atlanta, Georgia on murder charges, violated a gag order and will no longer be allowed to make phone calls, send mail or have any visitors other than his attorneys.
As the dramatic economic and political crisis exploded in Argentina in the final days of 2001, toppling a series of governments in succession, one stunned political leader after another across Ibero-America—from Mexico's Vicente Fox to Brazil's Fernando Henrique Cardoso—rushed to assure the world: "We are not Argentina. We will continue to apply the International Monetary Fund's austerity policies and pay our debt unquestioningly. It won't happen here."
Alexander Cockburn and Noam Chomsky vs. JFK: A Study in Misinformation
For once, both the ruling BJP and the principal opposition party, the Congress, appeared to be on the same side: Both were clearly unimpressed by President Musharraf's speech, stressing that there had been little change in Pakistan's position on the key issue of Kashmir.
Pakistani police said Saturday they had arrested over 350 militants ahead of President Pervez Musharraf's speech later in the day, which will focus on curbing extremism.
Whispered allegations about Tony Blair's New Year dash to the sub-continent suggest the British prime minister may have had the weapons of war on his mind, rather than duller, diplomatic instruments of peace.
India has ruled out any US mediation to resolve the Kashmir issue while at the same time crediting the Bush Administration with exerting pressure on Pakistan to abandon terrorism.
Following is the English rendering of
President General Pervez Musharraf's address to the nation on January 12, 2002.
Al-Jazeera, the ''notorious'' TV channel that shot to prominence at the height of the Afghan war and brought the ''Osama exclusives'' is keen on tapping the Indian market.
"WE WILL get to him by other means, we will break him economically," stated the chief of the Mossad, Israel's CIA, to a Knesset committee after the failure of the government of Israel's attempt to ban publication of my first book, By Way of Deception, in the U.S. and Canada. This statement, made on camera, was purposefully leaked to an Israeli reporter and printed in the weekend addition of Ma'ariv, Israel's leading daily newspaper, with the military censor's approval. Since that day, Israel's foreign intelligence agency has waged a war of attrition against me with the enthusiastic co-operation of its cabal of North American Zionist organizations.
"I believe that the so-called 'special relationship' now assumed to connect the United States and Israel ought to be radically rethought, in all its aspects and clear down to its deepest foundations. I believe such a rethinking would sooner or later put an end to this 'special relationship', in anything at all like its present form. This 'relationship,' as it now functions de facto, is sweepingly and grossly incompatible with our country's supposed dedication to the cause of human rights throughout the world, it poisons the sheer basic honestly of that dedication, and must more and more be seen to do so, by ourselves and by the whole community of peoples and nations."
On the subject of the disgusting public behavior of Attorney-General John Ashcroft, in his staging of the execution of Timothy McVeigh as a pay-per-view, government-produced, live snuff entertainment.
India on Friday claimed killing 10 Pakistani soldiers in firing across the Line of Control (LoC). An Indian army spokesman said the firing took place near Poonch, 240 kilometres northwest of occupied Jammu.
US planes continued bombing Zhawar town and its surrounding areas in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, prompting Pakistanis living close to the border to flee their homes, the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported.
The first German troops taking part in an international security force in Afghanistan landed at an airbase outside Kabul on Friday after a two-day delay caused by bad weather in Turkey.
Sixteen people, mainly guerillas, were killed on Friday in fresh violence in Jammu and Kashmir which is at the heart of a military standoff between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, police said.
Leading parliamentarians of Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan, hailing from different parties, have supported Pakistani stand against terrorism and criticized Indian army build up and occupation of held Kashmir.
Indian Army chief General S Padmanabhan said on Friday the military situation with Pakistan was serious and "there is scope for a limited conventional war" but a decision on it would have to be taken by the political leadership.Gen. Padmanabhan said he was a "man of peace", but if there is a war, "they will find out that this man can bite".
Chairman of newly constituted Kashmir Committee, Sardar Abdul Qayyum has said that the Kashmir Committee will coordinate all the efforts being made to resolve Kashmir issue.The committee will coordinate the efforts being made on both domestic and international level, he said in an interview to BBC radio.
Northern Alliance troops are withdrawing from Kabul on the orders of Afghanistan's interim government, a British military spokesman told AFP Friday."What the interim administration has said is those people who are from outside Kabul should return from whence they came," said Major Guy Richardson, the British spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
Dr. Salem Ibrahim Ben Amer will call on the Foreign Minister on 12th January 2002 to deliver a special message from the Libyan Leader addressed to President Pervez Musharraf conveying concern at the Indian troops build-up on the borders and the need to de-escalate the heightened tension between the two countries.
Russia called Friday for an end to US bombings in Afghanistan and reaffirmed its opposition to the long-term presence of US or NATO bases in its former backyard in the Central Asian republics.Moscow "wishes peace to return as soon as possible to Afghanistan and is against the current bombing going on indefinitely," the speaker of the State Duma (lower house) Gennady Seleznyov said on his arrival for talks in Dushanbe.
United States President George W.Bush will visit Seoul in late February at the invitation of South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, said the South Korean Presidential Office Friday.
Iran has started to build a road in the eastern border for connection with Afghanistan to help the reconstruction of the war-torn neighbor, the official IRNA news agency reported on Friday.
Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji's visit to India from Sunday comes at a time of international concern over the border tension between India and Pakistan and a growing entente between New Delhi and Beijing despite manifest differences over many issues.That Zhu has decided to undertake the visit despite the India-Pakistan tension is seen here as a reflection of the growing confidence of the two countries with each other, notwithstanding reports about huge Chinese shipments of defence supplies, including aircraft, to Islamabad.
The episode of a terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament calls for condemnation since it involved loss of human life and the act itself was unacceptable to civilised people. But any attempt to probe what happened or provide an analysis of the incident tends to present a 'raw' strategy by those behind the act (raw, being literal, not read with a capital 'r'). The manner in which this sinister operation was conducted, itself raises some questions. It is thought provoking how armed persons could so easily pass the high-level security arrangements at Parliament. Who were the perpetrators? God alone knows, since dead men tell no tales.
US Media Censors Out Musharraf's Kashmir Comments
Can a real edifice emerge from a pile of fine words from Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf? Few would not want Pakistan to become a ''tolerant'' and ''modern'' Islamic state.
Full text of statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Sunday denied he had any personal vendetta against Yasser Arafat, saying he is keeping the Palestinian leader blocked in Ramallah only until he arrests the killers of an Israeli minister.
The Bush Administration's entanglement with ENRON is beginning to unravel as it finally admits that Enron executives entered the White House six times last year to secretly plan the Administration's energy policy with Vice-President Cheney before the collapse of the Texas-based energy giant. Meanwhile, even more trouble for our former-Texas-oil-man-turned-President is brewing with reports that unveil UNOCAL, another big energy company, for being in bed with the Taliban, along with the U.S. government in a major, continuing effort to construct pipelines through Afghanistan from the petroleum-rich Caspian Basin in Central Asia. Beneath their burkas, UNOCAL is being exposed for giving the five star treatment to Taliban Mullahs in the Lone Star State in 1997. The "evil-ones" were also invited to meet with U.S. government officials in Washington, D.C.
According to a 1982 Air Force review of biotechnology, ELF has a number of potential military uses, including "dealing with terrorist groups, crowd control, controlling breaches of security at military installations, and antipersonnel techniques in tactical warfare." The same report states:
"Electromagnetic systems would be used to produce mild to severe physiological disruption or perceptual dis- tortion or disorientation. They are silent, and counter- measures to them may be difficult to develop."
There are growing signs that economic pressures and persistent poverty in Africa are leading to a resurgence of the traffic in child slaves.
On Friday morning, January 11, top executives of Ford Motor Company announced a dramatic restructuring plan that calls for the destruction of 35,000 jobs worldwide and 22,000 jobs in North America. These decisions will mean the near-certain impoverishment of thousands of families and the devastation of numerous towns across North America.
Canada's Liberal government is considering using new powers it has seized in the name of the war on terrorism to impede and suppress protests against next July's G-8 summit in Kananaskis, Alberta.
Saudi Arabia, says former CIA Director James Woolsey, "deserves a very large part of the blame for Sept. 11. I do not think we should
do anything more with them right now than be cordial."
enron financial statements
THE continued failure of US special forces to find or kill Osama bin Laden and Mullah Mohammad Omar has prompted recrimination between the CIA and the Pentagon over the quality of intelligence in Afghanistan.
link to www.unison.ie
Cuban statement on US use of Guantanamo
New York Police say drug dealers are trying to cash in on the September 11 attacks after seizing heroin branded with the Twin Towers.
Argentina's already icy relations with the IMF took a turn for the worse on Saturday, with a top government official calling the lender's advice "offensive" and saying more time was needed to end a
Republican Presidential hopeful George W. Bush admitted, (Nov. 1, 2000), that in 1976 he was arrested for DUI while driving in Maine with friends. Now President he still portrays himself as the man who will bring honor and integrity back to the highest office in the land. But this unfortunately is not the only shadiness in Bush's past, nor the only illegal action on his part.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe accused British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Saturday of reneging on pledges to support land reforms and said the country would survive sanctions, state news agency ZIANA reported.
July 20, 2000:
"In a more sinister form of cogeneration, corporations are converting economic into political power. A Bush election fueled by Enron dollars could fill the White House with dangerous levels of Enron gas. When that gas ignites in the public-policy arena, consumers will get burned," he told CorpWatch.
Examples of memes are tunes, ideas, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches. Just as genes propagate themselves in the gene pool by leaping from body to body via sperm or eggs, so memes propagate themselves in the meme pool by leaping from brain to brain via a process which, in the broad sense, can be called imitation. If a scientist hears, or reads about, a good idea, he passes it on to his colleagues and students. He mentions it in his articles and his lectures. If the idea catches on, it can be said to propagate itself, spreading from brain to brain.
This article will propose another answer to Chomsky. It will demonstrate historical precedents and identify an organizational infrastructure capable of implementing the assassination, powerful enough to conceal the truth and motivated to commit the act. It is an answer few Americans will easily accept.
A senior army officer said on Saturday that Indian forces were beefing up their forward positions along the Line of Control (LoC) and the stand-off could explode.
Pakistan and Afghan border authorities on Saturday agreed to exchange criminals wanted by each side and would take joint operation against the members of Al Qaeda group.
Eleven Kashmiris and a policeman were killed on Saturday in gun-battles in occupied Kashmir, police said. Indian security forces shot dead six Kashmiris in separate gunbattles in Anantnag district south of Srinagar, Indian police spokesman said.
FARC proposals - details
President Andres Pastrana rejected a draft proposal set forth by Marxist rebels to renew peace talks, and said the clock was running
for rebels to evacuate their Switzerland-sized safe-haven.
Today the National Security Archive at George Washington University joined the American Historical Association (AHA) and other scholars and public interest groups in filing suit to stop implementation of President Bush's November 1st executive order 13,233 which limits public access to presidential records.
There is general agreement that by announcing his radical reforms and cracking down on a few of the terrorist organisations, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has displayed immense courage and taken very grave risks to his own life and regime.
Pakistan police arrested around 200 religious extremists on Sunday night and early on Monday, taking the total number of detentions to 1,141 under a crackdown against five groups banned by President Pervez Musharraf, officials said.
Can Pakistani President's hard talk against Muslim militia involved in violence in the state reform about 4,000 odd militants operating under various banners, is the question doing the rounds here.
The World Trade Organization's appellate board on Monday ruled in favor of the European Union in a case involving tax breaks for US exporters, saying the US practice was incompatible with WTO rules, the European Commission said.
Entrepreneur Ken Bellanger is certain he has a strong case against Microsoft for trademark infringement, but a conventional lawsuit would never stand a chance against the software giant's cache of high-paid lawyers.
President George W. Bush fainted briefly in the White House residence after choking on a pretzel while watching a National Football League playoff game on television, White House physician Dr. Richard Tubb said.
British Muslims are believed to have donated more than 2 million pounds last year to one of the Kashmiri terrorist groups accused of carrying out the December 13 attack on the Indian Parliament.
While this writer was among the first to question the ownership, motives and associations of the only U.S. manufacturer of the anthrax vaccine (Bioport), credit must be given to other researchers who have broadened the field of inquiry. Two in particular have opened up the proverbial "can of worms" involved in the scientific progress of biological weapons.
Indian troops killed two Dutch nationals near Mamta Hotel, Dalgate on Sunday, reports Kashmir Media Service.
President General Pervez Musharraf's pragmatic decision to take steps against terrorism, has put onus on the international community to help resolve Kashmir dispute for peace in South Asia, said British Parliamentarians on Monday.
~oh i'm sure the british have a bona fide hard-on for kashmir~
Extremist groups vowed to defy a ban imposed on them by government on Sunday after 600 of their activists were held in a nationwide police crackdown.``The government is targeting jihadi groups at the behest of America and India.
On July 13, 2000 the Senate passed a measure in the FY 2001 Defense Authorization Act that - if approved by the full Congress - would severely undercut the public's ability to obtain critical human rights information gathered by U.S. defense attachés (DATT) and other U.S. military representatives abroad. The provision would exempt from release under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) the "operational files" of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). This would include most of the documents produced by the Defense HUMINT Service - files that have been declassified routinely in the past and which in many cases contain crucial information about human rights violations committed by foreign military and intelligence units and other important information about political and military developments around the world.
That the double-speak beloved by newspapers and economists is a key
element in the ideological battle waged by the ruling class against the workers should be evident enough to anyone with a notion at all of class and class struggle. It is hoped by the bosses that the drip-drip-drip of this Chinese water torture will unbalance even the most rational of minds.
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