Monday, 31 March 2008

The Iraq War Crime: The Legal Argument.


Don't be fooled by the Cat. If the Iraq War was illegal then those who instigated the operation in 2003 need to face justice. The deliberate actions of certain individuals has resulted in the unnecessary deaths of many thousands of people.

US Military and Judicial chiefs need to act immediately. They MUST remove the President, Vice President, ex-Defence Secretary Rumsfeld plus many others, and hold them just as the leaders in the Balkans were made to account for the Wars in the ex-Yugoslavia. The architects of the Iraq War must face trial.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 31st, 2008.]

Saturday, 29 March 2008

The 9/11 Stand Down in 2 Minutes

NORAD, responsible for intercepting errant aircraft over the U.S., has a standard operating procedure for scrambling planes for interception which takes less than 15 minutes

They did this successfully (on time) 129 times in 2000 and and 67 times between September 2000 and June 2001.

Yet, on September 11th, they failed to do their job 4 times in a single day.

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You might think that the military couldn't find the hijacked planes because the hijackers turned off the transponders. However, a former air traffic controller, who knows the flight corridor which the two planes which hit the Twin Towers flew "like the back of my hand" and who handled two actual hijackings says that planes can be tracked on radar even when their transponders are turned off.
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Norad's stand down on 9/11 was so blatant that Norad has been forced to give 3 entirely different versions of what happened that day, as each previous version has been exposed as false. When someone repeatedly changes his testimony after being caught in lies, how believable is he? The falsity of Norad's explanations were so severe that even the 9/11 Commission considered recommending criminal charges for the making of false statements.
http://georgewashington.blogspot.com/2008/03/norad-stand-down-in-2-minutes.html

The George Washington blog has summed up the situation very well. The cover-up aside, it is hard to see how the incompetence theory for 911 would account for such drastic failures in regard to the lack of fighter response.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 29th, 2008.]

BBC- Probable CIA Role in RFK Assassination

New video and photographic evidence that puts three senior CIA operatives at the scene of Robert Kennedy's assassination has been brought to light.

The evidence was shown in a report by Shane O'Sullivan, broadcast on BBC Newsnight.

It reveals that the operatives and four unidentified associates were at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles in the moments before and after the shooting on 5 June, 1968.

The CIA had no domestic jurisdiction and some of the officers were based in South-East Asia at the time, with no reason to be in Los Angeles.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/6169006.stm


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 29th, 2008.]

PBS Newshour Explains the 2008 Credit Bubble


(9:56)

This video helps explain how the existing financial system is built upon mountains and mountains of debt. Very very informative.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 29th, 2008.]

Friday, 28 March 2008

NBC- Experts Say Sirhan Sirhan Did Not Shoot RFK



The forensic evidence here is DAMNING- it always has been. The reason why this material has never been properly studied by experts until relatively recently is because the accused, Sirhan Sirhan, was advised to plead guilt to the crime. By pleading guilty there was no trial. The evidence was never tested in a court of law, or anywhere else for that matter.

Only later did investigators realise that it was impossible for Sirhan to have been the assassin.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 28th, 2008.]

Is Cheney betting On Economic Collapse?

By Mike Whitney

Wouldn't you like to know where Dick Cheney puts his money? Then you'd know whether his "deficits don't matter" claim is just baloney or not.

Well, as it turns out, Kiplinger Magazine ran an article based on Cheney's financial disclosure statement and, sure enough, found out that the VP is lying to the American people for the umpteenth time. Deficits do matter and Cheney has invested his money accordingly.

The article is called "Cheney's betting on bad news" and provides an account of where Cheney has socked away more than $25 million. While the figures may be estimates, the investments are not. According to Tom Blackburn of the Palm Beach Post, Cheney has invested heavily in "a fund that specializes in short-term municipal bonds, a tax-exempt money market fund and an inflation protected securities fund. The first two hold up if interest rates rise with inflation. The third is protected against inflation."

Cheney has dumped another (estimated) $10 to $25 million in a European bond fund which tells us that he is counting on a steadily weakening dollar. So, while working class Americans are loosing ground to inflation and rising energy costs, Darth Cheney will be enhancing his wealth in "Old Europe". As Blackburn sagely notes, "Not all 'bad news' is bad for everybody."


This should put to rest once and for all the foolish notion that the "Bush Economic Plan" is anything more than a scam aimed at looting the public till. The whole deal is intended to shift the nation's wealth from one class to another. It's also clear that Bush-Cheney couldn't have carried this off without the tacit approval of the thieves at the Federal Reserve who engineered the low-interest rate boondoggle to put the American people to sleep while they picked their pockets.
http://www.rense.com/general81/chenn.htm

I don't know how engineered it all is, but the rich (bankers, corporate heads etc) are certainly looking after themselves. These people have built risky and elaborate high end schemes to generate vast amounts of wealth while facing very little in the way of consequences when such schemes come undone.

At present we are seeing vast sums of public money being spent on all those failing banks while almost no relief is offered to the low income people who were sold the sub-prime loans, that generated this "fake" capital in the first place. Although a lot of funds and banks are going bust, the main point is that the executives who ran the show have already taken their pound of flesh with multimillion dollar salaries and bonuses. They have "made it" - the big institutions will be looked after - while the financially unsophisticated folk at the other end of the line have to live in the gutter.

The crooks ARE running the country at the expense of the common man and woman. If Cheney really thought the US economy was robust he would NOT have engaged in the investment strategies mentioned above.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 28th, 2008.]

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Molten Molybdenum Present in World Trade Centre Debris- Independent Reports confirm WTC temperatures exceeding 1300 Degress Celsius

Forensic evidence of controlled demolitions at the World Trade Center continues to pile up. The official conspiracy theory, of three high-rise collapses resulting from impact damage and regular office compartment fires caused by "suicidal Muslim aircraft hijackers", can only be sustained by criminal control of media, political and business leaders.

Solid evidence of molten iron and extremely high temperatures that cannot be accounted for by hydrocarbons burning in air, corroborates numerous reports of molten steel that was still running weeks after the 9/11 attacks, and confirms that the perpetrators employed aluminothermic reactions as accelerants in order to guarantee total collapse of the Twin Towers and Building 7.

Conventional compartment fires (even including jet fuel which in any case burns up within a few minutes) are only capable of maximum gas temperatures around 1,000 ºC or 1,832 ºF. And that's for 20 minutes or so at any particular point whilst local combustibles are consumed, before cooling to 500 ºC or lower. In fact, the NIST paint study concluded that "of the more than 170 areas examined on the exterior panels, only three locations had a positive result indicating that the steel may have reached temperatures in excess of 250 ºC". And a core column tested which had some surrounding fire was found to have peaked at lower than 200 ºC.

A paper by Dr. Steven E. Jones, Dr. Jeffrey Farrer, Dr. Gregory S. Jenkins, Dr. Frank Legge, James Gourley, Kevin Ryan, Daniel Farnsworth, and Dr. Crockett Grabbe in the Volume 19 - January 2008 online edition of the Journal of 9/11 Studies has details of analyses of the WTC dust. An "abundance of tiny solidified droplets roughly spherical in shape (spherules) in the WTC dust samples" was observed. Many of these spherules were found to be iron-rich, indicating that iron had melted. The melting point of iron is 1,538 °C (2,800 °F). There is also evidence of molten molybdenum (melting point 2,623 ºC = 4,753 ºF).

http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/6178

This is strong evidence indeed. Later in the article there is this video (see below), in which the commentator refers to the large object, known as "the meteorite," as being composed of concrete and melted steel. The "fusion" of these materials is not possible under normal fire conditions, or even through the crushing forces experienced in the collapses, and can only be attributed to an EXTREME unconventional heat source. The official explanation is sunk.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2008.]

Report Of WTC Collapse Cover-Up Justifies Call For New Inquiry

Richard Gage AIA, the founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and hundreds of other industry experts' call for a new investigation into the collapse of the WTC twin towers and Building 7 is gaining strength following revelations of falsification and cover-up in relation to the FEMA-funded inquiry into the destruction of the buildings on 9/11.

As we reported earlier, the American Society of Civil Engineers - an organization that was funded by FEMA to investigate the collapse of the twin towers on 9/11 - has been accused of engaging in a cover-up to protect the government, with critics charging the organization falsified conclusions that skyscrapers could not withstand getting hit by airplanes.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/march2008/032608_justifies_call.htm

The unravelling continues.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2008.]

The US Will Never Withdraw From Iraq.

Three decades ago, in the throes of the energy crisis, Washington's hawks conceived of a strategy for US control of the Persian Gulf's oil. Now, with the same strategists firmly in control of the White House, the Bush administration is playing out their script for global dominance.

If you were to spin the globe and look for real estate critical to building an American empire, your first stop would have to be the Persian Gulf. The desert sands of this region hold two of every three barrels of oil in the world -- Iraq's reserves alone are equal, by some estimates, to those of Russia, the United States, China, and Mexico combined. For the past 30 years, the Gulf has been in the crosshairs of an influential group of Washington foreign-policy strategists, who believe that in order to ensure its global dominance, the United States must seize control of the region and its oil.

http://www.themodernreligion.com/terror/thirty-year-itch.html

(This is a MUST READ article for anyone who doubts US intentions in the Gulf. It helps explain overall US strategic thinking on the Middle East in relation to oil.)

The US establishment - predominantly consisting of oil & military interests (the military industrial complex, so named by President Eisenhower), who are part-and-parcel of Washington politics- will ENSURE, through ANY means necessary, that the US will remain in Iraq for the foreseeable future. The US elections will not change this situation since each Presidential candidate will be constrained by the same people who influence the weak-willed US Congress.

The US will not leave Iraq any time soon and the preparations to weaken Iran's influence will continue unabated - which may lead to another war. It's monstrous imperialism at its best.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2008.]

President Eisenhower Warns Us of the Military Industrial Complex



Eisenhower was right. He knew the dangers of the vast military system that had been created during World War 2, and he knew that only an informed public had a chance to defend their liberties and rights from those people calling the shots from on high.

Remember, there are a lot more common people than there are elites and once their game is exposed, then the game is up.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2008.]

Wall Street May Face $460 Bln in Losses, Goldman Says

Wall Street banks, brokerages and hedge funds may report $460 billion in credit losses from the collapse of the subprime mortgage market, or almost four times the amount already disclosed, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Profits will continue to wane, other analysts said.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aIGeO4anyk.c&refer=worldwide

Stock markets are set for more severe falls until ALL these losses have been accounted for. The recent talk, indicating that the worst may be over, is wishful thinking.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2008.]

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

The Probable Cause to Charge Dick Cheney With Mass Murder, Terrorism, and High Treason

There is probable cause to indict Dick Cheney for the crime of supervising the events of 911, a capital crime consisting of high treason and mass murder. Both Bush and Condoleeza Rice would state that they could not have foreseen the crashing of airliners into buildings. In fact, just such a 'scenario' was the basis for security when Bush attended the G8 Summit in Italy, July 23, 2001 [See: "Italy: Bush Targeted at G8." New York Newsday 19 Sept 2001, unsigned; "Extremists 'Planned Genoa Attack on Bush'", BBC News, 27 Sept 2001].

Secondly, Dick Cheney supervised precisely that scenario on the very day that it happened in fact --a highly improbable coincidence' that would repeat later in Britain on 7/7. Cheney supervised what are called 'exercises' within a bunker --the Presidential Emergency Operations Center --located under the White House. There is damning testimony against Cheney from former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta who contradicts 9/11 Commission Report's Account of Dick Cheney's timetable.

http://existentialistcowboy.blogspot.com/2008/03/probable-cause-to-charge-dick-cheney.html

Members of the US Judicial, Law Enforcement, Military and Legislative branches are invited to act on the information available in these posts and ARREST US officials who are suspect in the mass murders of 911- people like Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, General Meyers, and even George W. Bush, who I consider to be a stooge.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 26th, 2008.]

BEAR STEARN'S COLLAPSE IS TIP OF ICEBERG

Wall street is a giant casino and Bear Stearn's demise is just the tip of the iceberg of a potential complete financial meltdown led by the collapse of the greatest crap shoot of them all ~ Derivatives
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Indeed, even as you read these words, derivatives are emerging as the new core of the crisis. And derivatives are definitely not limited to Bear Stearns.

Among investment banks that do not report to the Fed, the biggest players are Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.

And among those who do report to the Fed, the five dominant players in derivatives that I mentioned a moment ago are Citibank, Bank of America, Wachovia, HSBC and the biggest of them all: JPMorgan Chase.

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And we believe this may help explain why JPMorgan Chase was the Wall Street firm that emerged as a participant in the Bear Stearns rescue on Friday. "

http://blogs.salon.com/0002255/2008/03/18.html

The destruction of these institutions would wreak havoc among every level of the US and World economy. It seems the business models used by these banks made a great many assumptions on the viability of various ventures- such as the subprime loans, and the severely leveraged derivatives market- in order to make lots of quick money. And now, through lack of due diligence, we are all set to take a hit as this conjured "wealth" evaporates into thin air taking their businesses with them.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 26th, 2008.]

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

US General David Petraeus Provides no Evidence that Iran was 'behind Green Zone Attack'

In an interview with BBC world affairs editor John Simpson, Gen Petraeus said violence in Iraq was being perpetuated by Iran's Quds Force, a branch of the Revolutionary Guards.

"The rockets that were launched at the Green Zone yesterday, for example... were Iranian-provided, Iranian-made rockets," he said, adding that the groups that fired them were funded and trained by the Quds Force.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7311565.stm

I seem to remember that the sophisticated explosively formed penetrator-type IEDs, used against US armour, that (I am paraphrasing here), "could only have been made in Iran" were actually found to be made inside Iraq. The link in the text here also shows that the Washington Post Newspaper hid the facts about the origin of these IEDs from the US public.

The lesson here is to never believe anything US military chiefs, or the US media report at face value.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 25th, 2008.]

Don't Trust the Wall St Rally

... once the current crisis is past, there's another issue facing the financial sector: Will it look like it used to? "I think it is important to step back and ask some broader questions about our financial system," wrote Ben Inker, the chief investment officer for quantitative equities in global developed markets at money management firm GMO, in a recent paper. "What it does, how big it should be; and what its sustainable level of profitability might be."

The crux of the argument here is that stocks still appear to be over valued by at least 10% despite recent corrections. However, the evidence favouring the position that the current financial crisis is past is not strong. I would bet there are a lot of fearful investors still out there.

And there are plenty more losses to be written off in the the coming weeks and months - there is still the danger of the unresolved derivative market losses.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 25th, 2008.]

"We are Living through Another Hiroshima," Iraqi Doctor Says

The U.S., Great Britain and Israel are turning portions of the Middle East into a slice of radioactive hell. They are achieving this by firing what they call "depleted uranium" (DU) ammunition but which is, in fact, radioactive ammunition and it is perhaps the deadliest kind of tactical ammo ever devised in the warped mind of man.

There's a ton of data about this on the Internet for the skeptics: from sources such as the 1999 report of the International Atomic Energy Commission to oncologist members of England's Royal Society of Physicians to U.S. Veterans Administration hospital nuclear medicine doctors to officials at the Basra maternity and pediatric hospital to reporter Scott Peterson of the Christian Science Monitor. Peterson used a Geiger counter in August, 2003 to find radiation readings between 1,000 and 1,900 times normal where bunker buster bombs and munitions had exploded near Baghdad. After all, a typical bunker bomb is said to contain more than a ton of depleted uranium.
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... from Iraqi doctors: Oncologist Dr. Jawad Al-Ali of Basra Hospital and Professor Husam al-Jarmokly of Baghdad University "showed a rapidly increasing death toll in Iraq since 1991 due to cancer and leukemia caused by U.S. radiological warfare," Scherrer writes, based on their presentation of December 1, 2002 at the Peace Memorial Hall in Hiroshima. Al-Ali, who is also a member of England's Royal Society of Physicians, is quoted in Feb. 5, 2001, "CounterPunch" as stating, "The desert dust carries death. Our studies indicate that more than 40% of the population around Basra will get cancer. We are living through another Hiroshima."
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... from U.S. veterans: Tom Cassidy, of the 1st Cavalry Division who saw service in Iraq in 2003-05: "After the first gulf war, the level of radiation was 300 times what is considered normal. In this invasion we used even more DU bullets. The effects there are horrible," he told the UCSC paper. Added Dennis Kyne, from the U.S. Army's 18th Airborne division and Desert Storm veteran and who suffers from an "undiagnosed illness": "The scientists call it cell disruption, and they don't know why it's happening to veterans, but it's really radiation sickness, and it's because the DU is all over."

http://www.uruknet.de/?p=m42361&hd=&size=1&l=e

Those officials who authorised the use of DU should be charged (at the very least) with criminal negligence - causing death.

There is enough information here, and in the studies cited, to immediately ban the use of Depleted Uranium weapons. The tragedy is that the contamination done by these weapons will linger for thousands of years.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 25th, 2008.]

Ron Paul Slams US Federal Reserve Bank on CNBC


(6:26)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 25th, 2008.]

Sunday, 23 March 2008

911 SMOKING GUN- The Molten Steel at Ground Zero.





In the video you will see pictures of hot yellow-orange metal being removed from the World Trade Centre rubble pile. From the colour we know that the metal is likely to be steel at approximately 850-1000 degrees celsius [1]. The metal was obviously much hotter since it has had time to cool. The problem here is that the official NISTs study can only find evidence for fires in the WTC buildings at a maximum of 650 degrees celsius. NIST shows that the fires, characterised by the billowing black smoke (which we all saw), were typical oxygen starved fires that range in temperature from around 400 to 600 degrees celsius.

Despite the lack of an extremely hot heat source we nevertheless have tons of Molten Steel existing at ground zero- a very serious anomaly indeed. Consequently a source of intense heat is REQUIRED to account for this Molten Metal which can only be attributed to two causes:

1. Blast furnace-like conditions (the rubble pile was not a blast furnace), or
2. Explosives.

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

If explosives are the only viable alternative then some part of the 911 attacks on the WTC complex MUST have involved inside help. US authorities need to launch a proper criminal investigation into the terror attacks and detain the appropriate suspects for questioning.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 23th, 2008.]

911 SMOKING GUN- The Thermate Explosive Signature at Ground Zero.






[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 23th, 2008.]

Saturday, 22 March 2008

LaRouche - 'Paulson Is 'F**king Incompetent'

Within the space of a week, the Federal Reserve announced the emission of $400 billion in cash to bail out the bankrupt U.S. banking system, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson released a report by the President's Working Group on Financial Markets (PWG) which maintained that the system was fundamentally sound, except for a few excesses which need to be curbed. These actions, taken together, reflect a case of axiomatic blindness so profound it boggles the mind. The bankers and their regulators are acting on impulse, not intellect, and their impulse is to try to save themselves and their power at all costs. It is stupidity on a world-historic, civilization-killing scale.

"Paulson is f**king incompetent!" exclaimed Lyndon LaRouche in response to the PWG report. "They all are. It must be said directly: They are f**king incompetent."

Strong words indeed, and entirely warranted, because what Paulson and Fed chairman "Helicopter" Ben Bernanke are doing, is attempting to have the Federal government bail out the U.S. banking system by transferring the losses to the government and, ultimately to the American people. Among the many problems with that approach is that the banks' losses are so large, that creating enough dollars to plug the hole would destroy the value of the already plunging dollar through hyperinflation.

http://www.rense.com/general81/paulson.htm

If there is hyperinflation in the US then even more people WON'T be able to afford mortgages or other types of loans. The banks will lose their business no matter what.

The US economic ship appears to have been torpedoed and bombed ... it is on fire and sinking.
Unfortunately we will all suffer from this banking caused disaster.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 22th, 2008.]

Friday, 21 March 2008

Five Years on, the Iraq WMD Lies: The Words of Mass Deception

Dick Cheney
August 26, 2002:
Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.

George W. Bush
September 12, 2002:
Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons.

Donald Rumsfeld
March 30, 2003:
We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat.
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10 January 2004
Based on extensive interviews with both US investigators and Iraqi scientists, the Washington Post, which pursued an editorial policy in clear support of the war, found that Iraq not only did not possess any of the claimed weapons, but also lacked the material conditions to even create them. Its scientific institutions and factories had been thoroughly beaten down by 12 years of conflict, arms embargo and strangling economic sanctions, the Post found.

[I]nvestigators said they have discovered no work on former germ-warfare agents...that led US scientists on a highly classified hunt for several months... And they found the former nuclear weapons program, described as a grave and gathering danger by President Bush and a mortal threat by Vice President Cheney, in much the same shattered state left by UN inspectors in the 1990s, the Post reported.[1.]
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/WMDlies.html

The neconservative politicians and their supporters lied to get their war:

A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The study concluded that the statements "were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses."

Launching an unprovoked war of aggression is a War Crime. If the US Congress were not so corrupted we would see hearings and trials of those officials who planted the lies about the WMD intelligence.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 21th, 2008.]

Remembering March 19th.

Today is March 19th. We celebrate five years of bloody war and torture based on lies. These lies came from Michael Ledeen and various neo-con insurgents like Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Pearle, Douglas Feith and Dick Cheney, operating in the United States government at various agencies. Well… the Afghan war began on October 7th, 2001 and that was also based on a lie so actually we have had around 6.5 years of bloody war and torture.
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In the process of the last eight years there has been no legal election in the United States due to voter fraud and collusion of the part of the U.S. Supreme Court and later due to easily hacked touch-screen voting machines from Diebold Corp whose CEO was an ally of the past two administrations and is on record saying that he would do anything he could to see that the administration was elected.
http://smokingmirrors.blogspot.com/2008/03/today-is-march-19th-step-away-from.html

For those who are aware of these lies, many think there is not much we can do about it.

However, there is always a choice. We can choose whether we, our families and future generations will remain victims of this game or we can act. It's a simple choice. One does not have to do much to forward damning information that exposes the corruption, or write letters to the media, politicians etc. Eventually enough people will discover the truth and the situation will change. The bad guys here will not prevail.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 21th, 2008.]

Thursday, 20 March 2008

The 911 Debunkers' Debating Tactics

By "Truth Sleuth"

1. Dummy up. If it's not reported, if it's not news, it didn't happen.

2. Wax indignant. This is also known as the "How dare you?" gambit.

3. Characterize the charges as "rumors" or, better yet, "wild rumors." If, in spite of the news blackout, the public is still able to learn about the suspicious facts, it can only be through "rumors." (If they tend to believe the "rumors" it must be because they are simply "paranoid" or "hysterical.")

4. Knock down straw men. Deal only with the weakest aspects of the weakest charges. Even better, create your own straw men. Make up wild rumors (or plant false stories) and give them lead play when you appear to debunk all the charges, real and fanciful alike.

5. Call the skeptics names like "conspiracy theorist," "nutcase," "ranter," "kook," "crackpot," and, of course, "rumor monger." Be sure, too, to use heavily loaded verbs and adjectives when characterizing their charges and defending the "more reasonable" government and its defenders. You must then carefully avoid fair and open debate with any of the people you have thus maligned. For insurance, set up your own "skeptics" to shoot down.

6. Impugn motives. Attempt to marginalize the critics by suggesting strongly that they are not really interested in the truth but are simply pursuing a partisan political agenda or are out to make money (compared to over-compensated adherents to the government line who, presumably, are not).

7. Invoke authority. Here the controlled press and the sham opposition can be very useful.

8. Dismiss the charges as "old news."

9. Come half-clean. This is also known as "confession and avoidance" or "taking the limited hangout route." This way, you create the impression of candor and honesty while you admit only to relatively harmless, less-than-criminal "mistakes." This stratagem often requires the embrace of a fall-back position quite different from the one originally taken. With effective damage control, the fall-back position need only be peddled by stooge skeptics to carefully limited markets.

10. Characterize the crimes as impossibly complex and the truth as ultimately unknowable.

11. Reason backward, using the deductive method with a vengeance. With thoroughly rigorous deduction, troublesome evidence is irrelevant. E.g. We have a completely free press. If evidence exists that the Vince Foster "suicide" note was forged, they would have reported it. They haven't reported it so there is no such evidence. Another variation on this theme involves the likelihood of a conspiracy leaker and a press who would report the leak.

12. Require the skeptics to solve the crime completely. E.g. If Foster was murdered, who did it and why?

13. Change the subject. This technique includes creating and/or publicizing distractions.

14. Lightly report incriminating facts, and then make nothing of them. This is sometimes referred to as "bump and run" reporting.

15. Baldly and brazenly lie. A favorite way of doing this is to attribute the "facts" furnished the public to a plausible-sounding, but anonymous, source.

16. Expanding further on numbers 4 and 5, have your own stooges "expose" scandals and champion popular causes. Their job is to pre-empt real opponents and to play 99-yard football. A variation is to pay rich people for the job who will pretend to spend their own money.

17. Flood the Internet with agents. This is the answer to the question, "What could possibly motivate a person to spend hour upon hour on Internet news groups defending the government and/or the press and harassing genuine critics?" Don't the authorities have defenders enough in all the newspapers, magazines, radio, and television? One would think refusing to print critical letters and screening out serious callers or dumping them from radio talk shows would be control enough, but, obviously, it is not.

http://forum.911movement.org/index.php?showtopic=2434&st=30


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 20th, 2008.]

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Boston Dynamics BigDog Quadruped Robot


http://gizmodo.com/368651/new-video-of-bigdog-quadruped-robot-is-so-stunning-its-spooky

Very creepy indeed. I'm sure they will be able to replicate the movements of predators like cats with this technology. We might see robot "guard dogs", or armoured, fast moving military drones designed to inflict damage and terror on "the enemy". The potential for this work is far reaching. Let's hope "Skynet" doesn't gain the upper hand ...


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 19th, 2008.]

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Leading Economic Writer: Financial Meltdown A "Gigantic Fraud"

A leading economic journalist has described the current financial crisis as a "gigantic fraud", the fallout of a deliberate and preconceived profit agenda to enslave the middle classes in a debt bubble.

The economics editor of the London Guardian, Larry Elliott, has hit out at the global financial elite in a refreshing piece that marks a rare shift away from the establishment hackery we are used to from the corporate media.
http://www.infowars.net/articles/march2008/170308Fraud.htm


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 18th, 2008.]

Bear Stearns Executive Bonuses Greater than JPMorgan Purchase Price for Entire Company.

Investment guru Jim Rogers on the Bear Stearns bailout:

On why Bear Stearns was bailed out:

You know the reason they did it this way was because, if Bear Stearns had to declare bankruptcy, you'd realize that Bear Stearns paid out billions of dollars in bonuses in January - six weeks ago. If he let them go into bankruptcy, they all would have had to send back their bonuses.

This is what they're doing, they're doing it so they don't have to give back their bonuses. That's why they didn't put them into bankruptcy. Jamie Dimon has gotten a great deal because the Federal Reserve is paying for it. The Federal Reserve is using taxpayer money to buy a bunch of Bear Stearns traders' Mazeratis.

http://themessthatgreenspanmade.blogspot.com/2008/03/jim-rogers-on-bear-stearns-bailout.html

Bailouts for the rich while the poor get slaughtered.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 18th, 2008.]

Monday, 17 March 2008

Ohio's Voting Machines are Now an Official Crime Scene

At least 15 touch-screen voting machines that produced improbable numbers in Ohio's 2006 statewide election are now under double-lock in an official crime scene. And the phony "Homeland Security Alert" used by Republicans to build up George W. Bush's 2004 vote count in a key southwestern Ohio county has come under new scrutiny.
http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2008/3054

When you can't vote for the people you want you can't change anything. The Bush administration should never have existed.

The fact of the matter is that Bush was appointed illegally in 2000 after the close count in Florida and in 2004 Bush only beat Kerry due to widespread fraud.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 17th, 2008.]

Depleted Uranium Turns Earthworms into Glowworms

Significant levels of radioactive uranium isotopes were found in the flesh of worms at the Ministry of Defence's Dumfries weapons range last year. Despite concerns from environmentalists and the international community, the MoD last week started a series of tests of depleted uranium (DU) shells, supposed "safety checks".

A report published in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring found that worms in the Dumfries testing ground had significant traces of poisonous uranium isotopes in their bodies.
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Depleted uranium is used to make hard tips for armour-piercing rounds. When they explode, the uranium turns into a fine powder which is carried on the wind for miles around. In Iraq and Kosovo, the use of the shells has been blamed for horrific birth defects as well as being implicated in causing Gulf war syndrome.

http://www.sundayherald.com/news/heraldnews/display.var.2123280.0.depleted_uranium_turns_earthworms_into_glowworms.php

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 17th, 2008.]

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Sydney Conference: 9/11 - Physics and Findings: Challenging the NIST Report

In Sydney a conference is now under way challenging the official version and lack of investigation into what happened during the September 11, 2001 attacks in the USA.

Dr David Leifer, Registered Architect and Incorporated Engineer of the Faculty of Architecture, Design Science and Planning at the University of Sydney was the first speaker at the conference.


We've already established the key evidence proving the Inside Job hypothesis. The next step is to push this evidence to the public and bring about action to detain suspected officials for questioning in the matter- starting with Vice President Dick Cheney, General Meyers, General Eberhart, General Arnold, Donald Rumsfeld ...


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 15th, 2008.]

Leading Economist: Dollar Faces Outright Collapse

Another prominent economist has warned that the bottom may soon drop out of the dollar completely as the currency hits fresh lows and continues to sink worldwide.

Peter Schiff, a dollar-bear at Security Pacific Capital, told the London Telegraph that the greenback faced the danger of outright collapse as countries in Asia and the Middle East mull plans to break their dollar pegs, which are fueling inflation across the region.

http://www.infowars.net/articles/march2008/140308Economist.htm


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 15th, 2008.]

Friday, 14 March 2008

Bin Laden is Dead.

Bin Laden has been dead for years. Every video and audio tape from and including the "fat Bin Laden confession" onwards have been fakes. Bin Laden had nothing to do with the attacks of September 11 (see links below)

The 2001 Bin Laden Confession tape is a Fake.

The Real Bin Laden is Left Handed.

The Real Bin Laden Denied Involvement in the Attacks.

The 2004 Bin Laden Threat tape is a Fake.

Experts Agree: Bin Laden tapes are Fakes.

The Real Bin Laden Died in Late 2001 or Early 2002.

The 911 attacks were an Inside Job.

In the propaganda war Osama Bin Laden is a useful tool for keeping people quiet about the truth behind 911 and to limit dissent regarding the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Afterall, we are told that Bin Laden confessed to 911 and that we are fighting against fanatics who initiated the conflict.

Exposing the truth about the September 11 attacks will destroy this deception and end the costly wars in the Middle East. It is vitally important that we promote the facts and science proving that 911 was an Inside job.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 14th, 2008.]

Meltdown Looms Larger as Credit Markets Freeze

By Mike Whitney

Yesterday's action by the Federal Reserve proves that the banking system is insolvent. It also shows that the Fed is willing to intervene directly in the stock market if it keeps equities propped up. This is clearly a violation of its mandate and runs contrary to the basic tenets of a free market. Investors who shorted the market yesterday, got clobbered by the not so invisible hand of the Fed chief.

In his prepared statement, Bernanke announced that the Fed would add $200 billion to the financial system to shore up banks that have been battered by mortgage-related losses. The news was greeted with jubilation on Wall Street where traders sent stocks skyrocketing by 416 points, their biggest one-day gain in five years.
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The stock market was headed for a crash this week, but Bernanke managed to swerve off the road and avoid a head-on collision. But nothing has changed. Foreclosures are still soaring, the credit markets are still frozen, and capital is being destroyed at a faster pace than any time in history. The economic situation continues to deteriorate and even unrelated parts of the markets have now been infected with subprime contagion. The massive deleveraging of the banks and hedge funds is beginning to intensify and will continue to accelerate until a bottom is found. That's a long way off and the road ahead is full of potholes.
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UBS puts the banks’ total losses from the subprime fiasco at $600 billion. If that's true, (and we expect it is) then the Fed is out of luck because, at some point, Bernanke will have to throw in the towel and let some of the bigger banks fail. And when that happens, the stock market will start lurching downward in 400 and 500 point increments. But what else can be done? Solvency can only be feigned for so long. Eventually, losses have to be accounted for and businesses have to fail. It's that simple.

http://counterpunch.org/whitney03132008.html


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 14th, 2008.]

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Billionaire Investor Sees Bank Failures Ahead

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross says the current market downturn differs from previous slumps in that no American banks have yet failed this time, but he suggests that's about to change.

"I think that's going to be the next wave, and coupled with problems in the commercial real estate market; I think they'll be the next bubbles that burst," the chairman and CEO of W. L. Ross and Company told CNBC's "Squawk Box" in an exclusive interview.

He was asked about the risks to big banks.

"I think that the big banks won't fail in the sense that they will go to zero and depositors would lose money," Ross replied. "I think the Fed and other regulators will make things happen. I think it's the medium-sized banks, and particularly some of those that got overextended with the subprime and other kind of mortgage debt. I think those are the ones that had the serious mismatch, making 20- and 30-year loans based on 90-day deposits."

http://biz.yahoo.com/cnbc/080310/23557115.html


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 13th, 2008.]

Why Admiral Fallon's Resignation is Frightening


(1:38)

US Defence Secretary Gates appears right at the end of the clip denying that the resignation of Fallon means there will be a war with Iran. He quips that it is a ridiculous notion.
We'll see what happens if there is another false flag attack, conducted on US forces in the Middle East (perhaps a ship) or on civilian targets inside the continental United States.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 13th, 2008.]

The 9/11 Commission Report: A 571-Page Lie.

...it might be wondered how many lies are contained in The 9/11 Commission Report. I do not know. But, deciding to see how many lies I had discussed in my book, I found that I had identified over 100 of them. Once I had made the list, it occurred to me that others might find this summary helpful. Hence this article.

by David Ray Griffin

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20050523112738404

The 911 Commission Report claims to have conducted a thorough investigation into the September 11 attacks but this is not true. Upon inspection we can clearly see the Report is a FRAUD built on numerous omissions and distortions. There are so many lies contained in the report that any reasonable person must conclude there is a cover-up in process.

Dr Griffin's article, which contains a useful list of over 100 lies told by the Commission, is a MUST READ for those who are just discovering the problems with the official narrative. If you are already familiar with this material then you might forward this article to people who remain unaware.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 13th, 2008.]

Naomi Wolf - The End of America (lecture)


(47:46)

Although this clip is long it's worth watching and thinking about.
Wolf's lecture is a timely warning to those who are indifferent or unaware of the fascist policies being enacted in the USA. She points to the abolition of previously "enshrined" liberties and rights, the establishment of unregulated, executive controlled entities, the hyping of external threats in order to bring about unconstitutional changes and the ineffectiveness of the corporate media to speak up about this situation.

Wolf's position in the mainstream is advantageous in drawing attention to the criminal behaviour of the US government, behaviour that has all too often been trivialised within a political context. The plans of the ruling neoconservatives cannot be allowed to succeed.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 13th, 2008.]

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Many More Going Bankrupt

"People can't keep their houses because they can't afford the monthly mortgage payments, they can't refinance because there's no equity in the house, and they don't qualify for a loan," said attorney David Madoff, a US Bankruptcy Court trustee in Boston who oversees some 600 cases a year. "More and more people are coming up in front of me and saying, 'I'm surrendering my house to the bank.' "
http://www.boston.com/business/personalfinance/articles/2008/03/11/many_more_going_bankrupt/?page=1

As more and more people lose their houses and/or go bankrupt, the US Federal Reserve continues to bail out the big banks. It's okay to go bankrupt or insolvent if you are a bank. Financial recklessness is rewarded (or at least covered by the taxpayer).

It seems the collateral damage from a bank failure must be averted - but where is the justice for those people who are suffering because of the games played by the big end of town ?


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 12th, 2008.]

9/11 Questioned in European Parliament


(7:35)

There are quite a few individuals working really hard to blow the lid off the 911 censorship bottle. And as more people join the cause we will begin to see stories dealing with the issue appearing in some sections of the mainstream media. At some point it will become almost impossible for the media to avoid the evidence.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 12th, 2008.]

Admiral Fallon Resigns as Mideast Military Chief

The Navy admiral in charge of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan announced Tuesday that he is resigning over press reports portraying him as opposed to President Bush's Iran policy.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080311/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/fallon_resigns

Apparently the press reports interfered with his ability to do his job ... ??


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 12th, 2008.]

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Buffett and Gross Warn: $516 Trillion Bubble is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

"We try to be alert to any sort of mega-catastrophe risk, and that posture may make us unduly appreciative about the burgeoning quantities of long-term derivatives contracts and the massive amount of uncollateralized receivables that are growing alongside. In our view, however, derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction, carrying dangers that, while now latent, are potentially lethal."
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To grasp how significant this five-fold bubble increase is, let's put that $516 trillion in the context of some other domestic and international monetary data:

-U.S. annual gross domestic product is about $15 trillion
-U.S. money supply is also about $15 trillion
-Current proposed U.S. federal budget is $3 trillion
-U.S. government's maximum legal debt is $9 trillion
-U.S. mutual fund companies manage about $12 trillion
-World's GDPs for all nations is approximately $50 trillion
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/derivatives-new-ticking-time-bomb/story.aspx?guid=%7bB9E54A5D-4796-4D0D-AC9E-D9124B59D436%7d&print=true&dist=printTop

Humans have always been a great deal more intelligent than wise. When risk factors are thrown out the window, people will engage in all manner of dangerous finanical actiuvities inorder to get flithy rich.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 11th, 2008.]

THE SCIENTIFIC PROOF THAT ENDS THE 911 TRUTH DEBATE.

There exists some extremely disturbing scientific evidence which totally undermines the official 911 story. It does not matter what theories you believe in, the material here speaks for itself:
The picture above shows MOLTEN STEEL being removed from the World Trade Centre rubble pile. However, from all accounts (even the official NISTs report concedes this point) the fires in the WTC buildings were too weak to cause such melting. Conventional building fires, including ones initiated with aviation kerosene, cannot raise the temperature of structural steel to its melting point of around 1300 degrees celsius. According to all the available data, the fires in the Towers could only have reached a maximum temperature of around 650 degrees celsius- yet here we can see steel so hot that it has taken on a yellow look (an observation that indicates a temperature of between 850-1000 degrees celsius !!).

There are only two ways which would enable this steel to reach such a high temperature.
1. In a blast furnace.
2. From Explosives.
The rubble pile was not a blast furnace.
Therefore one must assume that explosives were the most likely agent.

Furthermore, we have supporting eyewitness testimony from firefighters and civilians which reveals that many of them felt, and were knocked over by, huge explosions occurring in the lower floors of the WTC buildings -far away from the fire zones.

Recent analysis conducted by physics Professor Steven Jones has now uncovered the chemical signature for the explosive THERMATE in multiple samples taken from the WTC steel and dust- proving, without doubt, that explosives were used. The newly formed, Architects for 911 Truth organisation, with over 200 building professionals onboard, concurs with these findings.

The science here is clear cut. Whatever one thinks about the various theories floating around out there, one thing is certain: The Twin Towers (and Building 7) at the World Trade Centre site were rigged with explosives. Most importantly, such an operation would take many weeks to plan and carry out. Therefore, part of the 911 attacks against the World Trade Centre complex MUST have been an "Inside Job" as Bin Laden's men would not have had the necessary time or access to wire these buildings.

The charade must end. If we are honest with ourselves we must now seriously consider ALL the evidence-- including material which indicates the complicity of certain elements within the US government in the attacks of September 11.[1] A new independent criminal investigation must be launched and the "war on terror" must end.

(For a more detailed analysis on the physics of the WTC collapses see Steven Jones' paper: Why Indeed Did the World Trade Center Buildings Completely Collapse? PDF.)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 11th, 2008.]

Monday, 10 March 2008

US NAVY STRIKE GROUP DEPLOYED BEFORE THE COAST OF LEBANON...

A US Navy (USN) expeditionary strike group has been deployed to the eastern Mediterranean in the wake of increasing tensions between Lebanon and Syria.
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Especially watch that "..in the wake of increasing tensions between Lebanon and Syria...".

Those "tensions" that is herein referred to - are mere fabrications by the media, as the real "tension" is between Israel and Syria/Iran only.

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=120257

Israeli leaders have been itching for another shot at Lebanon after their military was beaten by dug in Hezbollah fighters during their 2006 incursion. However, in terms of broader strategic aims, the more troubling aspect to this situation is that Israeli leaders would prefer to see a wider conflict with Syria and Iran.

It is therefore likely that we will see some sort of false flag attack against US warships in the region wherein such attacks will probably involve claims of Syrian or Iranian involvement. The result will include a US retaliation against those countries.

The recent cutting of undersea communications cables, limiting the ability of Iran to communicate to the outside world may be part of this larger operation. Considering that we know 911 was an Inside Job, be prepared for another false flag attack to be staged inside the US shortly after the first US retaliation against Iran. The end result would be a wider Middle East War with the US becoming a fully fledged fascist state. Expect to see the introduction of compulsory national service (a draft) so that the US might better defend itself from the "fanatics."


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 10th, 2008.]

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Looking for Truth in Credentials: The WTC "Experts"

by Kevin Ryan

When Matthew Rothschild, editor of the online magazine The Progressive, wrote an article called "Enough of the 9/11 Conspiracies, Already", we all knew he was not talking about the conspiracy theory that the US government sells us to justify the expanding 9/11 Wars.[1] To the contrary, in writing that article Mr. Rothschild was selling that same theory himself. What he actually meant was that people should not question the US government's story of terror because credentialed experts have been found to support it. But the fact is that the experts found to support the official conspiracy theory of 9/11 are predominantly those who profit from doing so. That's not to say that all of these people were "part of the conspiracy". But they are, whether consciously or not, a part of the cover-up. And that, of course, is the greater crime.

The Bush Administration employed a number of such credentialed experts to give us multiple explanations for the unprecedented destruction of three tall steel-framed buildings at the World Trade Center (WTC). Unfortunately, all of those explanations have proven to be false, and this fact reminds us that academic credentials don't necessarily make a person more capable of, or more likely to, tell the truth.
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The only supposedly independent corroboration that the Bush scientists at NIST could produce for their appalling pack of lies was from that old respected scientific institution, Popular Mechanics. This Hearst magazine is not, as most people know, a scientific publication in any way, shape or form. When they talk about Mechanics, they do not mean Quantum Mechanics or Statistical Mechanics, or even Classical Mechanics. Popular Mechanics (PM) is simply a gloss-covered advertisement for numerous consumer items ranging from ATVs to lawn mowers. You know, mechanics.
http://stj911.org/ryan/TruthInCredentials.html

FACT: The official explanations for the collapse of the World Trade Centre buildings (including WTC 7) are all demonstrably false.

The US government's version of events has no substantial evidence to support its "fire induced collapse" model. On the contrary, the so called 911 "conspiracy theorists" (who include many independent scientists not working for the US government), actually have a wealth of scientific proofs showing that the World Trade Centre Towers were subject to explosive demolition (ie. part of the 911 attacks must have involved inside help).

It is time to re-examine ALL the evidence, and act to bring about a real criminal investigation into the attacks of September 11.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 9th, 2008.]

Admiral Fallon 'may lose Job over Iran war' Refusal

Adm. William Fallon, the head of the US Central Command, may lose his job for opposing President Bush's plans to wage war against Iran.
According to a new Esquire article by Thomas Barnett; Admiral Fallon may be prematurely 'relieved of his command' as soon as this summer to be replaced with a more 'pliable' commander.

US military commanders must act now against their own government. They must arrest US political leaders who have violated US Laws through the authorisation of the Iraq war, torture, domestic spying etc etc.

If US Commanders and JAG officers can establish just grounds for action then they must do their duty and defend the Constitution from "threats domestic "in this particular instance.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 9th, 2008.]

US Repossessions hit Record High, sparking Dollar Sell-off

The number of homes repossessed in the United States rose to a record level in the final three months of 2007 as the slump in the American housing market and the impact of the credit crunch affected the country's poorest borrowers, figures showed yesterday.

News of the jump in foreclosures prompted a fresh sell-off in the dollar - which was trading at its lowest-ever level against the euro - and led to an early 100 point sell-off in the Dow Jones industrial average on Wall Street.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/mar/07/subprimecrisis.useconomy


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 9th, 2008.]

Friday, 7 March 2008

International Experts Foresee Collapse of U.S. Economy

... we are entering a period for which there is no historic precedent. Any comparisons with previous situations in our modern economy are invalid.

We are not experiencing a "remake" of the 1929 crisis nor a repetition of the 1970s oil crises or 1987 stock market crisis.

What we will have, instead, is truly a global momentous threat - a true turning point affecting the entire planet and questioning the very foundations of the international system upon which the world was organized in the last decades.

http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=918803+

There are a few really concerned economists out there. How bad will things get ?
We'll find out soon enough. In the meantime, it is better to be cautious with your finances.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 7th, 2008.]

Suspicious Republican Vote Count in Texas Primary.

They want us to believe that McCain won Texas in a landslide. A place where I have never heard anyone mention his name, never seen so much as a bumper sticker, and clearly a state that is covered by Ron Paul signs. Just for the sake of discussion let's say it's possible. What I find seriously hard to believe is this:

* Ron Paul got 70% of the vote in his district for Congress-----37,220 votes.

* In that same district they want us to believe he only got 6,697 votes for president.

* That equates to approximately ONLY 1 in 5 people that voted for him for Congress supported him for President. They can't be serious.

http://www.rense.com/general81/txs.htm

I wonder how many other counts were as suspect as this one ... !!!

Without a more transparent system the election process in the US cannot be trusted. US citizens must rally for change to the status quo !


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 7th, 2008.]

Thursday, 6 March 2008

CNN Commentators Address Warnings of SEVERE Economic Recession & question Fed Chairman's Credibility on US Crisis and Outlook



The commentators here provide a good case to show that things in the US economy are going very badly. Although the mainstream media has a habit of spinning the truth, in this case it's pretty obvious the situation is grim.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 6th, 2008.]

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Vermont Towns Vote to Indict Bush and Cheney

Brattleboro, Vt., voted today in support of a measure calling on the town's police force to arrest and indict Bush and Cheney. The vote was 2012-1795.

Marlboro, Vt., passed a similar measure at its town meeting today at which the vote to indict Bush and Cheney was 43-25-3. That's 43 in favor and 3 abstaining. Thus Marlboro beat Brattleboro to it by a few hours. In Brattleboro, the indictment question was on the primary ballots for both parties.Here's a kit for other towns to use: http://afterdowningstreet.org/indictkit
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... I know a lot of cops around the country who are going to be jealous of the Brattleboro police force. I'm thinking of all the police officers I've seen arrest activists in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, but accept impeachment t-shirts from them and hide them under their hats. Here is an opportunity for law-abiding and law-upholding working men and women to arrest the biggest criminals of our age, and the two men most responsible for the human and financial costs we and others have suffered these past seven years. Who wouldn't want to be in on this?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=389&topic_id=2959659

Maybe there can be an extra-judicial rendition of Cheney and Bush to Vermont ... and they would get a fair trial too.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 5th, 2008.]


Diebold Stock Soars After $3 Billion Takeover Bid by Defense Contractor Conglomerate United Technologies

Election Integrity Advocates Bristle at 'Disastrous,' 'Surreal' News...

Yesterday, the New York Times reported a take-over attempt of the entire company by defense contractor conglomerate United Technologies Corp. (UTC). The initial $3 billion hostile bid to buy Diebold at $40/share is "a 66 percent premium over Diebold’s Friday closing price of $24.12," according to the Times' report.
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=5759

... Continuing to ensure that the peoples' votes go to the most pro-war inclined party.

There is a long history of problems with Diebold and electronic vote rigging in US elections. It is proven that Diebold machines can be easily manipulated with company executives reflecting a corrupt culture. The 2004 Election itself was rigged thanks to electronic vote counting. So much for the will of the people ...

At present all the leading candidates favour continued Middle East aggression, so it's only a matter of assisting the candidate that is most likely.

A US vote is not really worth anything these days- American citizens will only get Presidents that have been vetted and approved of by the existing establishment. Drawing attention to this issue is critical in bringing about change in the system. The corrupt status quo must be challenged.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 5th, 2008.]

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

South America on Brink of War

South America was on the brink of war yesterday as Venezuela and Ecuador amassed troops on the Colombian border in response to the killing of a Marxist rebel leader.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened to join the rebels in a war to overthrow hard-line Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, a key ally of the United States, deploying tanks, fighter jets and thousands of troops along the Colombian border.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080303/FOREIGN/933500764/1001

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 4th, 2008.]

The Federal Reserve's Rescue of the US Economy has Failed

The verdict is in. The Fed's emergency rate cuts in January have failed to halt the downward spiral towards a full-blown debt deflation. Much more drastic action will be needed.

Yields on two-year US Treasuries plummeted to 1.63pc on Friday in a flight to safety, foretelling financial winter.

The debt markets are freezing ever deeper, a full eight months into the crunch. Contagion is spreading into the safest pockets of the US credit universe.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/03/03/ccview103.xml&page=1

The financial turmoil is set to continue.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 4th, 2008.]

Sunday, 2 March 2008

UK Mainstream Press: This war On Terrorism is Bogus

We now know that a blueprint for the creation of a global Pax Americana was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now vice-president), Donald Rumsfeld (defence secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's deputy), Jeb Bush (George Bush's younger brother) and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences, was written in September 2000 by the neoconservative think tank, Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

The plan shows Bush's cabinet intended to take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power. It says "while the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein."
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- written a year before 9/11 - it pinpoints North Korea, Syria and Iran as dangerous regimes, and says their existence justifies the creation of a "worldwide command and control system". This is a blueprint for US world domination. But before it is dismissed as an agenda for rightwing fantasists, it is clear it provides a much better explanation of what actually happened before, during and after 9/11 than the global war on terrorism thesis. This can be seen in several ways.

First, it is clear the US authorities did little or nothing to pre-empt the events of 9/11. It is known that at least 11 countries provided advance warning to the US of the 9/11 attacks. Two senior Mossad experts were sent to Washington in August 2001 to alert the CIA and FBI to a cell of 200 terrorists said to be preparing a big operation (Daily Telegraph, September 16 2001). The list they provided included the names of four of the 9/11 hijackers, none of whom was arrested.


The Guardian Newspaper presents a good case for the "Let it Happen on Purpose Hypothesis" but the information upon which they base this position is incomplete.

Although we have reports of pre-attack warnings the scenario here is also consistent with the "Made it Happen on Purpose Hypothesis" - that 911 was, at least in part, a planned "Inside Job."

The clinching evidence demonstrating that there was Inside involvement in the attacks rests with the forensic data (hard physical evidence) we have from the "collapse" of the World Trade Centre Buildings.

No matter your opinions on whether or not elements of the US military could have orchestrated such a crime, we have clear indications that the Twin Towers and World Trade Centre Building 7 were rigged with explosives: http://www.ae911truth.org/

Despite this oversight, the Guardian article is good in the fact that at least one major newspaper has questioned the "incompetence" theory regarding the attacks and considered a more thorough view of the available evidence.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 2nd, 2008.]

Saturday, 1 March 2008

UPDATE: Architects and Engineers For 911 Truth- More than 280* Building Experts say 911 was an Inside Job

http://www.ae911truth.org/
More than Two Hundred and Eighty building experts now say that the attacks on the World Trade Centre Towers (and Building 7) were an inside job.

The reason for such a position is clear: there is overwhelming forensic evidence that demonstrates explosives MUST have been used on the buildings.

The official lies about 911 cannot be allowed to stand. Exposing the truth is necessary to stop any further staged attacks that could be used as an excuse to clamp down on civil liberties or as an excuse for a new War verses Iran. We live in dangerous times and we need experts like these to help fight against the lies. The analysis provided by these Architects and Engineers MUST be used by honourable Law Enforcement, Judicial and Military persons in actions against the real suspects. Don't let them get away with murder.