Posted by: quiscus | December 8, 2008

December 8, 2008

1.  “Maybe one day the 9/11 Truth Movement will put a little emphasis on the historical fact that NORAD did monitor and control American airspace on 9/11, as detailed in the five articles on NORAD to be found at www.DNotice.org
When that day comes, 9/11 Truth will win many more new converts, possibly constituting a critical mass for 9/11 Truth that will have severe ramifications for the sociopaths inside the Federal government (and their accomplices outside) who carried out the 9/11 attacks.

http://www.911blogger.com/node/18756

2.  “The idea that a nuclear war could be started by a hoax caller may seem too Bizarro Worldish, even for the post-9/11 era, but there you have it:

“A hoax caller claiming to be India’s foreign minister threatened Pakistan’s president with war during the final hours of the Mumbai attacks, prompting Islamabad to put its air force on its highest alert for nearly 24 hours, a news report said Saturday.”

What this underscores – apart from the tenuous character of human existence and the utter absurdity of life – is how delicate the balance of terror is these days.

It’s a truism that murderers have a distinct modus operandi: they do their evil deeds in a particular fashion, and there are certain telltale signs – signatures, if you will – that habitual killers impart to their grisly work. In this case, we have been here once before – on 9/11. In that instance, too, a caller got through to a president – at the White House via the Secret Service. According to former New York Times columnist William Safire:

“A threatening message received by the Secret Service was relayed to the agents with the president that ‘Air Force One is next.’ According to the high official, American code words were used showing a knowledge of procedures that made the threat credible.”

Elaborating on the credibility of the ”Air Force One is next” message,” Safire wrote: “It is described clearly as a threat, not a friendly warning – but if so, why would the terrorists send the message? More to the point, how did they get the code-word information and transponder know-how that established their mala fides?”

It’s simple, really: the idea of making such a threat in such a manner would be to demonstrate the terrorists’ knowledge of presidential procedures. As for how they got the code-words and the know-how, I’m not going down that road, at least not in this column. That aside, however, note the pattern: a spectacular terrorist attack followed by a threatening call out of the blue – the 9/11 signature.

In either case, this incident shows how utterly crazy it is for soon-to-be-President Obama to wade into south Asia with more American troops in Afghanistan, and possibly an “incursion” or two into Pakistan. The entire region is populated by maniacs. Their mania is religious, and therefore utterly murderous and unappeasable. These people will do anything to get one up on their rivals, including mass murder, and to invest American resources (troops and treasure) into that bottomless pit of malevolence is worse than futile – it will blow right back in our faces.

http://www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=13873

3.  “If Only US Law Applied to the US Government

The U.S. government does not have a monopoly on hypocrisy, but no other government can match the hypocrisy of the U.S. government.

According to Carrie Johnson, a Washington Post staff writer, on Oct. 30, 2008, a federal jury in Miami convicted Charles Taylor’s son, Chuckie, of torture. Chuckie will be sentenced by the indispensable Americans in January for torture, conspiracy, and firearms violations. He may spend the rest of his life in an American prison.

While Chuckie’s trial was underway, the Bush regime was torturing people.

The Washington Post writes that Chuckie’s conviction is “the first test of an American law that gives prosecutors the power to bring charges for acts of torture committed in foreign lands.” In other words, U.S. law against torture applies to the entire world, to every other country except the United States. The hubris is unimaginable – no country can torture except the U.S.

Anyone else who tortures gets life, or, in the case of Saddam Hussein, gets hung by the neck until dead.

Isn’t it great to be an American? Our laws don’t apply to us, only to every other nation. This is what it means to be the moral light of the world, the unipower, the salt of the earth.

If only American laws applied to the American government. Then the criminals who have been in charge for eight years could be prosecuted for their extreme violation of United States laws. But, of course, the great, moral American government is far above the law. American law only applies to dispensable nations. America is not answerable to law, not to its own law and not to international law. U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey affirmed that the U.S. government is above all law when he told the Senate Judiciary Committee that there would be no investigation or prosecution of those Bush regime officials who authorized torture and those who carried out the sadistic acts.

The American government, the government of the great, indispensable nation, has a free pass. The strong do what they will. The weak suffer what they must.

http://www.antiwar.com/roberts/?articleid=13871

4.  “During the election campaign, one of the sticks with which John McCain’s team attempted to beat Barack Obama was a claim that he was soft on terrorism, or, as Senator McCain’s national security director Randy Scheunemann declared to reporters in June, “Senator Obama is a perfect manifestation of a September 10th mind-set … He does not understand the nature of the enemies we face.”

Far from providing a rebuke to Barack Obama, this simple phrase encapsulated all that was wrong with the counter-terrorism policies of the last seven years: a misguided belief that an appropriate response to the 9/11 attacks was to launch an ill-defined but far-reaching global war on terrorism, to grant the President the power to seize anyone he regarded as a terrorist — or a terrorist sympathizer — and imprison them indefinitely without charge or trial, to wage an unprecedented assault on the U.S. Constitution, and to discard the UN Convention Against Torture, the War Crimes Act, the Army Field Manual and the Geneva Conventions.

Much of this return to the law — as it existed on September 10, 2001 — will involve breaking the chain of command that led from the Office of the Vice President to the Pentagon”

http://www.juancole.com/

5.  “U.S. Collective Dictatorship Enlarges

Dictatorship is unlimited rule. Collective dictatorship is unlimited rule by an assembly. National government in the U.S. has tended toward collective dictatorship over its entire history.

No new alarm bell is rung when I say that the U.S. collective dictatorship is now enlarging, for that is its usual tendency. We recognize this tendency at the grass-roots level by the increasing control that government has over our personal lives. There is almost nothing that we do that is not touched by government rules and power. We cannot work, play, invest, obtain medical care, drive a car, eat, smoke, speak, gesture, wash, have a baby, buy or sell a good, or even have a bowel movement without encountering the government.


Yet the alarm bell needs now more than ever to be rung loudly and vigorously, for the most recent enlargement is coming in the area of financial control over the banking system and thus the economy. What is left of liberty in America faces an extremely dangerous threat. It is all the more serious because it is not widely recognized as a threat.

Hitler ended the independence of the Reichsbank by secret decree. Such matters are handled slightly differently in the U.S. Secrecy does not seem to be necessary, inasmuch as the mainstream media do not understand what is going on and, in any event, promote the party line, that is, the official interpretation of official acts. If the Treasury absorbed the Federal Reserve, it would no doubt be treated as a welcome event rather than an enlargement of the collective dictatorship.”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21402.htm


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