Wednesday, 30 April 2008

9/11 Questioned in Japanese Parliament AGAIN



Any public scrutiny of the Official 911 story is one step closer to getting justice for the victims of the crime. Eventually EVERYONE will know what has occurred and various individuals in the US judiciary, military or law enforcement will be forced to act.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 30th, 2008.]

Arizona State Senator: I Want To Find Out The Truth About 9/11

An Arizona state Senator who went public with questions over the official government version of events on 9/11 has provided further details of her position and why she chose to make her views known.

"I guess I define myself as a truth seeker, that is what I want, I want to find the truth." says Senator Karen Johnson, representative of Mesa’s District 18 for nearly two decades.

In an short interview (see video below), the Republican Senator explained that in the many in the Arizona legislature have privately told her they agree with her position but are too afraid or are unable to start asking the same questions themselves. Johnson echoed her previous statements when she told Capitol reporters "There are many of us that believe there's been a cover-up."

http://www.infowars.net/articles/april2008/290408Johnson.htm

Damn right there's been a cover up.

There are big time criminals in the White House, who have accomplices in high positions in the US military, that seriously need to face justice. Thankfully the evidence against these people is strong, such that they will eventually be held accountable for their actions.

All that is required is for good people to act- to speak up so that the criminals will be exposed for what they are.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 30th, 2008.]

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Molten STEEL Flowed Under Ground Zero for Months After 9/11

[Originally Posted by George Washington here.]

In response to the numerous reports of molten metal under ground zero, defenders of the official version of 9/11 have tried to argue that it was not steel, but some other kind of metal with a lower melting point.Well, here are what top experts who eyewitnessed the molten metal say:

The structural engineer responsible for the design of the WTC purportedly described fires still burning and molten steel still running 21 days after the attacks (page 3)

A retired professor of physics and atmospheric science said "in mid-October when they would pull out a steel beam, the lower part would be glowing dull red, which indicates a temperature on the order of 500 to 600 °C. And we know that people were turning over pieces of concrete in December that would flash into fire--which requires about 300 °C. So the surface of the pile cooled rather rapidly, but the bulk of the pile stayed hot all the way to December"

The head of a team of scientists studying the potential health effects of 9/11, reported, "Fires are still actively burning and the smoke is very intense. In some pockets now being uncovered, they are finding molten steel"

Hazardous materials experts also stated that, six weeks after 9/11, "There are pieces of steel being pulled out [from as far as six stories underground] that are still cherry red" and "the blaze is so 'far beyond a normal fire' that it is nearly impossible to draw conclusions about it based on other fires" (pay-per-view)

An expert stated about World Trade Center building 7, "A combination of an uncontrolled fire and the structural damage might have been able to bring the building down, some engineers said. But that would not explain steel members in the debris pile that appear to have been PARTLY EVAPORATED in extraordinarily high temperatures" (pay-per-view). Note that evaporation means conversion from a liquid to a gas; so the steel beams in building 7 were subjected to temperatures high enough to melt and evaporate them

According to reporter Christopher Bollyn, Mark Loizeaux, president the world's top demolition company, and Peter Tully, head of a large construction firm, said the following:

Tully told AFP that he had seen pools of “literally molten steel” in the rubble.

Loizeaux confirmed this: “Yes, hot spots of molten steel in the basements,” he said, “at the bottom of the elevator shafts of the main towers, down seven levels.

”The molten steel was found “three, four, and five weeks later, when the rubble was being removed,” he said. He confirmed that molten steel was also found at WTC 7, which mysteriously collapsed in the late afternoon.

Here's what eyewitness firefighters say:

New York firefighters recalled in a documentary film, "heat so intense they encountered rivers of molten steel"

A NY firefighter described molten steel flowing at ground zero, and said it was like a "foundry" or like "lava"

According to a member of New York Air National Guard's 109th Air Wing, who was at Ground Zero from September 22 to October 6, "One fireman told us that there was still molten steel at the heart of the towers' remains. Firemen sprayed water to cool the debris down but the heat remained intense enough at the surface to melt their boots"

As late as five months after the attacks, in February 2002, firefighter Joe O'Toole saw a steel beam being lifted from deep underground at Ground Zero, which, he says, "was dripping from the molten steel"

Here's what other eyewitnesses say:

A public health advisor who arrived at Ground Zero on September 12, said that "feeling the heat" and "seeing the molten steel" there reminded him of a volcano

An employee of New Jersey's Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue witnessed "Fires burn[ing and molten steel flow[ing] in the pile of ruins still settling beneath her feet"

A reporter with rare access to the debris at ground zero "descended deep below street level to areas where underground fires still burned and steel flowed in molten streams"

An Occupational Safety and Health Administration Officer at the Trade Center reported a fire truck 10 feet below the ground that was still burning two weeks after the Tower collapsed, "its metal so hot that it looked like a vat of molten steel"

A witness said “In the first few weeks, sometimes when a worker would pull a steel beam from the wreckage, the end of the beam would be dripping molten steel”

A NY Department of Sanitation spokeswoman said "for about two and a half months after the attacks, in addition to its regular duties, NYDS played a major role in debris removal - everything from molten steel beams to human remains..."

The fact that there was molten steel under ground zero for months after 9/11 is very odd, especially since firefighters sprayed millions of gallons of water on the fires and applied high-tech fire retardants.

See also this.


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

Sunday, 27 April 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.

Critically, scientific analysis conducted by physics Professor Steven Jones has 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 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] and visit Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth, an organisation with over 300 building professionals who agree with these findings.)


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

Tyrannosaurus Rex Protein Proves Dinosaurs Evolved into Birds

For all its appearance as a ferocious predator, Tyrannosaurus rex was just an overgrown chicken, researchers have found.

Analysis of protein preserved within a fossil bone has provided molecular evidence to support the theory that dinosaurs evolved into birds.

Similarities between bone structure and the discovery of feather-like remains on dinosaur fossils have previously been cited, but scientists have now found the first molecular link.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article3811158.ece


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

Saturday, 26 April 2008

All the President's Liars

Did you watch any CNN or Fox News or MSNBC, lo, these past five or six years, listen to the pundits and ponder the wise, informed comments of all the military experts the networks brought on to discuss Iraq policy, then conclude that maybe this war, this appalling invasion might actually be positive, that maybe the surge is working and torture ain't all that bad and the democracy is taking root and America is proud and perky and victorious once again?

Did you believe any of it? Because oh my God, they sure as hell worked us over like a rabid dog works a hunk of gristle.

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Here is the Times revealing, after two years of battling the Defense Department to release the 8,000 pages of incriminating documents by way of instigating lawsuits and leveraging the Freedom of Information Act — and barely even then — that this entire dour fraternity of deceitful military cretins has been in service of BushCo since Sept. 11 — and still is, to this very day.

To clarify: Whenever you've seen one of those dour-faced retired generals discussing details of U.S. war strategy on MSNBC, chances are staggeringly good he was/is in the pocket of Rummy or Cheney. Whenever a wise old colonel has appeared on Fox or CNN or CBS News to say the surge is working or troop morale is strong or that all those suicide bombings aren't really so bad, chances are overwhelmingly good that he is lying outright and you're hearing exactly what Donald Rumsfeld wanted him to say. Isn't that refreshing?
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/04/25/notes042508.DTL

The key problem with all this distorted opinion- coming from the military experts and the Mainstream Media in general- is that it whitewashes issues that deal with instances of CRIMINAL misconduct on the part of the Bush Administration.

The fact that the US Congress is too weak (or compromised) to act independently in this matter does not bode well for those folks who would prefer an end to the US Wars of Aggression in the Middle East.

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

The Plunge Protection Team- An Elite Group Protects the Financial Sector

Some people foolishly think that Washington's recent high-profile effort to steer, subsidize and protect the American financial sector is the beginning of something new -- a revolutionary development.

It isn't. Consider that the President's Working Group on Financial Markets – nicknamed “the Plunge Protection Team” by The Washington Post in 1997 & ndash; quietly observed its 20th birthday on Mar. 18.
http://www.washingtonindependent.com/view/the-plunge

We will see how effective the PPT is during the next few months as more bank losses are announced. There are plenty more disasters in the offing.


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

Friday, 25 April 2008

White House Claims Syria 'Had Covert Nuclear Scheme'

A covert nuclear reactor destroyed last year in Syria would have been capable of producing plutonium and probably was "not intended for peaceful purposes," the White House said Thursday.
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The nation's most senior intelligence officials spent much of Thursday briefing key lawmakers on the September bombing by Israeli warplanes.
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The reactor would have been capable of producing plutonium for nuclear weapons, was not configured to produce electricity and was ill-suited for research," CIA Director Michael Hayden said in a message, obtained by CNN, that he sent to employees Thursday.

In the message, Hayden said intelligence officers learned last spring that the building was a nuclear reactor built using North Korean technology. He said the CIA had suspected that the countries were cooperating on nuclear technology as early as 2001.
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/04/24/syria.nuclear/index.html

Meanwhile the Syrian Ambassador states that- "This will be a major embarrassment to the U.S. administration for the second time; they lied about the Iraqi [weapons of mass destruction], and they are trying to do it again."

... somehow I trust the Syrians over the US officials in this matter.


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

What The Iraq War Is About

By Paul Craig Roberts

The fact is that Bush invaded Iraq with the intent of turning Iraq into an American colony. The so-called government of al-Maliki is not a government. Maliki is the well paid front man for US colonial rule. Maliki's government does not exist outside the protected Green Zone, the headquarters of the American occupation.

It has nothing to do with freedom, democracy or WMDs.
It's not just about the oil either. The US Neoconservatives have a wider agenda ... to "defend" Israel- and they will do ANYTHING to accomplish this goal. (Also see this video: The Neocon Agenda)


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

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Ex Rep. McKinney Grills Ex Def. Sec. Rumsfeld (2006)



McKinney blasts Rumsfeld and company over various defence issues. Rumsfeld really squirms.

It's interesting to note General Myers rubbish answer about 911 -that the military response was enhanced (!!!) thanks to simulated War Games held on the day.

These games actually caused Air Defense fighters to be moved North and West away from the target areas on the East coast. Furthermore, the exercises simulated hijacked aircraft, adding up to twenty false targets on radar scopes. The air traffic controller question on the day: "is this real world or exercise ?" is not surprising.

On 911 it took more than an hour for fighters to launch, whereas in previous instances the launch times were under 20 minutes- enough time in which to shoot down errant aircraft.

In reply to McKinney's unanswered question, the person in charge of the War Games on 911 was Vice President Dick Cheney.

I posted this in light of the recent article mentioning the Trillions still unaccounted for in the Pentagon's budget - a problem that had been raised almost 10 years previously.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 24th, 2008.]

US Hyperinflationary Depression

Until now, I have given equal credence to two possible scenarios:

1. We could have several years of inflation as we do now, and the powers-that-be would have a sudden rush of brains to the head, like Paul Volcker and Ronald Reagan did in 1980, and stop the “printing press,” ending inflation and the gold and silver bull market, for at least a few years; or


2. It is too late to stop it. The political forces and the Unfunded Liabilities would prevent the powers-that-be from ending the money-printing process, and in fact, would grossly accelerate it. This would result in a hyper inflation (400 percent inflation or more), and the eventual total destruction of the dollar. Suddenly America would find its money totally useless. Store shelves would be empty, gas would go through the stratosphere, and Americans would suffer through the greatest threat since the Great Depression of the ’30s.

So what caused me to settle on number two?

http://www.kitco.com/ind/Ruff/ruff_apr212008.html

Not everything ends well. The evidence favouring a huge economic calamity in the near future is very strong. After all, one cannot operate a business, or government on gargantuan loans without expecting to pay off these debts at some point in the future. It seems, with the sharp contraction in the US domestic economy, that the future is here (see the remainder of the article).


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 24th, 2008.]

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Commercial Banks Heading for Huge Derivatives Losses- Credit Crisis Turning into Credit Armageddon

While most investors are focused on the latest stock market rally, hidden from view is a monumental change that few recognize and fewer understand: Unprecedented amounts of old debts are coming due in America, and many are not getting refinanced.

Even worse, borrowers are going into default, lenders are taking huge losses, and outstanding loans are turning to dust.

The numbers are large; the government's response is equally massive. So before you look at one more stock quote or any other news item, I think it behooves you to understand what this means and what to do about it ...
http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article4419.html

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

Monday, 21 April 2008

TV News: Pimping for the Pentagon!

Is it a still a conspiracy theory when the entire plot is exposed on the front page of the Sunday NY Times? Today’s story blows the lid off the myth that television is an any way fair and balanced, in any way trustworthy, and in any way real news.
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It really is a smoking gun story. NYT story shockingly reveals a “…a symbiotic relationship where the usual dividing lines between government and journalism have been obliterated. It points out that specific military analysts we saw on our TV screens over and over and over since 9/11 were selected by the Pentagon …”for a public relations push to construct a case for war. Journalists were secondary.”

“We didn’t want to rely on them to be our primary vehicle to get information out,”

The NY Times got hold of Pentagon documents that repeatedly refer to the military analysts as “message force multipliers” or “surrogates” who would faithfully deliver administration “themes and messages” to millions of Americans “in the form of their own opinions.”

But even uglier, if that is possible, is the revelation that these corrupted military analysts were personally involved in helping companies win military contracts. Several of these ‘honorable’ soldiers held senior positions with contractors that gave them direct responsibility for winning new Pentagon business. Others held board positions with military firms and had responsibilities involving government business, while several of the ‘analysts’ were defense industry lobbyists.
http://tvnewslies.org/tvnl/index.php/editorial/reggies-commentary/20-regs-thoughts/1263-tv-news-pimping-for-the-pentagon

To paraphrase some the "independent" analyses ... "yes, mistakes have been made, but we see no reason to withdraw from Iraq etc etc etc" (because we stand to make a lot of money out of the conflict !!)


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

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Steven Jones, et al, Published in Peer-reviewed Civil Engineering Journal !

Finally! After submitting a half-dozen papers to established peer-reviewed technical journals over a period of nearly a year, we have two papers which have passed peer-review and have been accepted for publication. One of these was published TODAY! In science, we say that we have “published in the literature,” a major step in a nascent line of scientific inquiry.

And many thanks to the editors for their courage and adherence to science in allowing us to follow the evidence and publish in their journal. (Indeed, expressions of thanks along these lines to the editors will be appreciated, as they will probably get a few letters chastising them… )

The paper is here:
http://www.bentham.org/open/index.htm (our paper is listed on top at the moment, the most recently entered paper); or go here:http://www.bentham.org/open/tociej/openaccess2.htm(Click on “year 2008” then scroll down to the paper and click on it.
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With publication in an established civil engineering journal, the discussion has reached a new level – JREF’ers and others may attack, but unless they can also get published in a peer-reviewed journal, those attacks do not carry nearly the weight of a peer-reviewed paper. It may be that debunkers will try to avoid the fourteen issues we raise in the Letter, by attacking the author(s) or even the journal rather than addressing the science – that would not surprise me.

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20080418231607986

A great achievement. I look forward to the resulting debate and the papers that will be presented to counter this publication.

Thus far, in the public (online) arena, there has been NO credible evidence based rebuttal to the controlled demolition hypothesis for the collapse of the World Trade Centre Buildings.


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

DISCOVERY OF 12,000-YEAR-OLD TEMPLE COMPLEX COULD ALTER THEORY OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Compared to Stonehenge, Britain’s most famous prehistoric site, they are humble affairs. None of the circles excavated (four out of an estimated 20) are more than 30 meters across. What makes the discovery remarkable are the carvings of boars, foxes, lions, birds, snakes and scorpions, and their age. Dated at around 9,500 BC, these stones are 5,500 years older than the first cities of Mesopotamia, and 7,000 years older than Stonehenge.

Never mind circular patterns or the stone-etchings, the people who erected this site did not even have pottery or cultivate wheat. They lived in villages. But they were hunters, not farmers.

"Everybody used to think only complex, hierarchical civilizations could build such monumental sites, and that they only came about with the invention of agriculture", says Ian Hodder, a Stanford University Professor of Anthropology, who, since 1993, has directed digs at Catalhoyuk, Turkey’s most famous Neolithic site. "Gobekli changes everything. It’s elaborate, it’s complex and it is pre-agricultural. That fact alone makes the site one of the most important archaeological finds in a very long time."
http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav041708a.shtml


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

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Condoleezza Rice Must GO


http://condimustgo.com/?utm_source=rgemail

The link is to a petition calling for the Presidential Candidates to ask Condoleezza Rice to resign.

Given the available evidence, rather than a calling for her resignation, an immediate criminal investigation should be launched and the relevant documents to the "torture meetings" (cited in the video clip) seized. Rice and anyone party to these meeting must be arrested.

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

Washington 'Speechless' after Ahmadinejad 9/11 Comment

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States said Wednesday it was "speechless" after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad voiced doubts about the accepted version of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.

"I am not sure what you say about a statement like that. It leaves one speechless," said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.

"It is just misguided, misinformed rhetoric," McCormack said.

"I cannot tell whether or not it is something that he truly believes or if this is just an attempt to try to shake up public opinion in Iran or elsewhere," McCormack said.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/iran_us_attacks_ahmadinejad

Despite the comments of US officials, Ahmadinejad is essentially correct. The Iranian President appears not to be in full command of the facts- apparent from his articulation of the evidence (see full story above)- but he is very much on the right path.

Perhaps Ahmadinejad might think letting other experts do the talking for him. He could authorise the purchase of millions of copies of scholarly 911 books - such as David Ray Griffin's The New Pearl Harbour- and post them to households around America and Europe. That would stir up a lot of trouble.


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

Tuesday, 15 April 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 colour/heat comparisons 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. Independent US judicial, law enforcement or military authorities need to act immediately and launch a proper criminal investigation into the terror attacks.


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

NYT: Retailer Bankruptcies set to Prompt Thousands of Store Closings

A growing number of bankruptcies among US retailers is set to prompt thousands of store closings, the New York Times will report on the front page of its Tuesday edition.

"The consumer spending slump and tightening credit markets are triggering a wave of bankruptcies in American retailing," with ensuing store closures "expected to remake suburban malls and downtown shopping districts across the country," writes Michael Barbaro for the Times.

Barbaro notes that over half a dozen store chains have filed for bankruptcy in recent months amidst "mounting debt and plummeting sales" and warns that financial troubles are "quickly spreading to bigger national companies."
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/NYT_Retailer_bankruptcies_set_to_prompt_0414.html

While Wall Street Banks struggle to finance their highly leveraged debts, small business owners face a huge drop in sales as people around the US stop buying. The US consumer, no longer able to use his or her house as an Automatic Teller Machine, and experiencing rising costs in fuel, food and other goods, is no longer buying anything but the essentials.

The US economy has fallen into a giant hole.


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

Monday, 14 April 2008

US banks Citigroup and Merrill Lynch reveal fresh $15bn loss

CITIGROUP and Merrill Lynch will heap further pain on Wall Street this week as they reveal additional sub-prime write-downs totalling $15 billion (£7.6 billion) or more.

In another sign of the intense pressure on leading banks, Deutsche Bank is attempting to offload some of its €35 billion (£28 billion) of toxic debt to a consortium of private-equity firms.

Huge exposure to American mortgages is expected to result in Citi taking a $10 billion hit to its accounts, dragging the bank to a first-quarter loss of almost $3 billion. Some analysts believe Citi’s write-downs could stretch to as much as $12 billion.

Merrill will suffer $5 billion of write-downs, analysts say, which would push the bank $2.7 billion into the red.
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/banking_and_finance/article3671568.ece

The shuffling, and concealment of debt here is very serious. This is not some sort of big league "loss prevention" exercise. This is a matter of survival. The big banks, weighed down with astronomical debts, are facing outright collapse.


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

Honey Bee Collapse Now Worse on West Coast

Q. IS THERE ANY MORE HARDER DATA LINKING THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS TO THE WEAKENING AND DISAPPEARANCE OF THE HONEY BEES?

A. Yes, that's certainly being looked at. In fact, I read an article the other day talking about some genetically modified crops that had the BT toxin in it (genetically modified crops with built-in pesticide) and they found that with the BT toxin, there are a couple of different toxins involved, and one toxin they found was actually opening up the cell walls of insects and animals to allow this second toxin in to affect it. So, we don't understand what we do - and places such as Monsanto.

So, we're going down a precarious path and we don't know everything. Unfortunately, we will make mistakes as human beings, but the repercussions as things grow and become more global and widespread is that the repercussions will be more severe and more dramatic.
http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=1416&category=Environment

There is a real possibility that these Genetically Modified Crops, with insect repelling properties, are killing the bees. If true, big companies like Monsanto would certainly be trying to cover up any problems while continuing their work. Unfortunately mistakes such as these might be impossible to rectify once these toxic plants are out in the environment.

There is a potential for a global catastrophe here which is why all experimental work, of this sort, must be regulated on the assumption for the worst case scenario (ie. extensive decades long research in a sealed building/quarantined farm etc).


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

Sunday, 13 April 2008

The Man Banned by Digg - Mike Rivero of WhatReallyHappened.com


http://view.break.com/486228 - Watch more free videos
(85:28)

A highly informative radio interview with Mike Rivero, of WhatReallyHappened.com.


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

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Rep Ron Paul: Gen Petraeus Iraq Surge Hearing


(5:03)

Paul brings up the issue of Iran's influence in the conflict and the fact that they have acted to help bring stability to Iraq rather than ferment violence. He asks why then should the US vilify the Iranians, so that there might be further war ... and under whose authority !??


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

US Economic Data and Statistics- Distortions, Deceptions and Outright Lies

Take Friday's news, for example.

If you thought that the surge in the U.S. unemployment rate to 5.1% was a shock, consider John Williams' Shadow Government Statistics

First, Williams points out that the total job loss the government reported on Friday wasn't just 80,000. It was 147,000. Reason: The previous two months of job losses had been greatly understated, forcing the government to revise them by a combined 67,000.

Second, he argues that these huge revisions are no accident. They are the consequence of the government's continuing misuse of seasonal adjustments.

"If the process were honest," he writes in his Flash Update issued to paid subscribers on Friday, "the differences would go in both directions. Instead, the differences almost always suggest that the seasonal factors are being used to overstate the current month's relative payroll level, as seen last month and the month before."

Third, his analysis shows that the job numbers have a built-in bias based on a model that makes assumptions about birth and death rates. Without those distortions, he calculates there would have been additional job losses of 135,000 in February and 142,000 in March.

Fourth and most important, as you probably know, the government excludes "discouraged workers" from its count of the unemployed; and the definition of "discouraged" is highly questionable — anyone who has not looked for a job in just the past four weeks!

His conclusion: The true unemployment rate in America is not 5.1%. It's 13% , or over two and a half times worse than officially reported.

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article4280.html

This is a MUST READ article. The author here points out there are strong reasons to believe that the US economy has been in decline (recession) for most of the last decade. Be wary of investing in the USA !


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

Pirates and Emperors - Schoolhouse Rock


(3:44)

A great short video about American Imperialism explaining that it's okay to rob other countries blind and overthrow elected governments if you are a righteous, democracy dispensing empire.

At the time of writing the next likely target for the US, in "defense" of American freedoms and liberties, is Iran.


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

Friday, 11 April 2008

U.N. Official Calls for Study Of Neocons' Role in 9/11

A new U.N. Human Rights Council official assigned to monitor Israel is calling for an official commission to study the role neoconservatives may have played in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

On March 26, Richard Falk, Milbank professor of international law emeritus at Princeton University, was named by unanimous vote to a newly created position to report on human rights in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. While Mr. Falk's specialty is human rights and international law, since the attacks in 2001, he has devoted some of his time to challenging what he calls the "9-11 official version."

http://www2.nysun.com/article/74465?page_no=1

Professor Falk wrote the forward to David Ray Griffin's The New Pearl Harbour- a book that concludes the 911 attacks were "an inside job."

There will be a lot of unhappy neocons running around trying to remove Falk from his UN position- especially as he is an expert at international Law and has had no problem in pointing out instances of War Crimes in the past. In previous interviews Falk has described the invasion of Iraq as a war of aggression and questioned the legality of the Vietnam war (see here).

Lets hope he doesn't suffer from any unfortunate "accidents".


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

Depleted Uranium Contaminates the Body for Twenty Years

Traces of depleted uranium (DU) have been found in people even 20 years after their initial exposure, according to research conducted by a scientist from the University of Leicester, England and presented at the 119th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver.

Professor Randall R. Parrish and colleagues developed a new method for detecting DU residue in urine. They then tested this method on people known or suspected to have been exposed to DU, including a large group of veterans from the 1991 Gulf War. Traces of DU were found among all those known to have been exposed, even more than 20 years prior.
http://www.naturalnews.com/022983.html

And during that 20 years the DU is causing all sorts of damage- causing cancers & chromosomal damage (leading to birth defects).


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

CREDIT DEFAULT SWAPS: DERIVATIVE DISASTER DU JOUR

When the smartest guys in the room designed their credit default swaps, they forgot to ask one thing – what if the parties on the other side of the bet don't have the money to pay up? Credit default swaps (CDS) are insurance-like contracts that are sold as protection against default on loans, but CDS are not ordinary insurance. Insurance companies are regulated by the government, with reserve requirements, statutory limits, and examiners routinely showing up to check the books to make sure the money is there to cover potential claims. CDS are private bets, and the Federal Reserve from the time of Alan Greenspan has insisted that regulators keep hands off. The sacrosanct free market would supposedly regulate itself. The problem with that approach is that regulations are just rules. If there are no rules, the players can cheat; and cheat they have, with a gambler's addiction. In December 2007, the Bank for International Settlements reported derivative trades tallying in at $681 trillion – ten times the gross domestic product of all the countries in the world combined. Somebody is obviously bluffing about the money being brought to the game, and that realization has made for some very jittery markets.
http://www.webofdebt.com/articles/derivative-disaster.php

The financial tsunami is being held back for now ...

The entire article here is very informative and goes a long way to explain the dire threat posed by the Derivatives market.


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

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Professor Griffin Takes Powerful New Approach to 9/11 Truth

9/11 CONTRADICTIONS by David Ray Griffin is the fifth of his books to examine the official account of the events of September 11, 2001. This brilliant and highly readable book takes a new yet simple approach to the truth about 9/11. It focuses entirely on contradictory statements made by members of the Bush administration, government departments and agencies, and official bodies such as the 9/11 Commission. All the statements that Griffin examines are official claims in direct conflict with other official claims. How could this be? Why would the government keep changing "the official story"? The public, of course, is expected to take all the statements as incontrovertibly true, yet they directly conflict with one another.

And why, if the government pronouncements are contradictory, haven't members of Congress and the mainstream media launched investigations to determine which are true and which are false, and to ask why are obvious falsehoods about the events of 9/11 being promulgated by the government? I say "obvious falsehoods" because, as Griffin explains in the Preface, "If [Transportation Secretary Norman] Mineta said "P," that is a fact. If the 9/11 Commission said "not P," that is a fact. And it is a fact that "P" and "not P" cannot both be true" (p. viii). The subtitle, "An Open Letter to Congress and the Press," indicates Griffin's hope that the juxtaposition of the contradictory claims the book provides will stimulate such investigations. But the book is really intended for the public at large, and its clear focus makes it the easiest to read of all Griffin's books on 9/11. Because of its relative simplicity it is a perfect introduction to the subject.


Professor Griffin's book is available from Amazon here.


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

Solar System's 'look-alike' Found

Astronomers have discovered a planetary system orbiting a distant star which looks much like our own.

They found two planets that were close matches for Jupiter and Saturn orbiting a star about half the size of our Sun.

Martin Dominik, from St Andrews University in the UK, said the finding suggested systems like our own could be much more common than we thought.

And he told a major meeting that astronomers were on the brink of finding many more of them.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7333155.stm


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

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

NeoCon War Architect Doug Feith Blatantly Lies about Reasons for Iraq War.


(3:34)

The Neoconservatives that were calling the shots knew that there was no hard evidence showing Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction. These politicians and their supporters deliberately pushed discredited intelligence in order to scare up some measure of public support.

There was no hard intelligence to back up ANY of the claims being made. The CIA analysts actually got it right (contrary to what Doug Feith says in the video)- but their work was grossly distorted by the Bush Administration who used the "war on terror" as their chance to assert US control over oil rich Iraq.

These Neocons are responsible for waging a war of aggression and are War Criminals, to be arrested and charged for crimes against humanity.


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

Remember: They Are Liars

By William Rivers Pitt

No one is such a liar as the indignant man.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Condoleezza Rice, along with a slew of administration underlings and a revolving-door cavalcade of brass hats from the Pentagon, have been making claims regarding Iraq for many years now.

They claimed Iraq was in possession of 26,000 liters of anthrax, "enough to kill several million people," according to a page on the White House web site titled Disarm Saddam Hussein.

They lied.

They claimed Iraq was in possession of 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin.

They lied.

They claimed Iraq was in possession of 500 tons, which equals 1,000,000 pounds, of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent.

They lied.

They claimed Iraq was in possession of nearly 30,000 munitions capable of delivering these agents.

They lied.

They claimed Iraq was in possession of several mobile biological weapons labs.

They lied.

They claimed Iraq was operating an "advanced" nuclear weapons program.

They lied.

They claimed Iraq had been seeking "significant quantities" of uranium from Africa for use in this "advanced" nuclear weapons program.

They lied.

They claimed Iraq attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes "suitable for nuclear weapons."

They lied ...

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040808J.shtml

This article (which continues at the link) was written in reference to the Senate hearings on Iraq in which General Petraeus will be giving a briefing concerning the progress being made and what the outlook might be.

Obviously the author here has very little faith in the accuracy of any of these assessments. And rightly so.


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

"You Can't Handle the Truth"


By Len Hart
(first posted at The Existentialist Cowboy Blog)

Two truths denied by nation and media: 1) Bush and Cheney are war criminals; 2) 911 was an inside job. In the meantime, unless something is done, Bush will have led this nation into another bloody, criminal war crime: an attack --possibly nuclear --upon Iran. It is the nature of evil that Bushco has compromised many otherwise good Americans now powerless to act because they have fallen into the spider's web.

As the US economy slips inexorably into a black hole from which they may be no escape, Bush plots another ruinous war. Some 232,000 jobs have been lost in the past three months and still the American people, the media, the Congress kowtows to the worst administration in American history. Nero is said to have fiddled while Rome burned. Deck chairs were re-arranged on the Titanic. Cowards whistle past grave yards. Americans cower in the suburbs.

The US Congress --both parties --have failed their Constitutional responsibilities and in doing so betrayed the nation. That includes every court and every judge who winked and nodded and re-wrote the laws disingenuously to accommodate the revolutionary criminals who have seized what seems now to be absolute power, absolute dictatorship, a 'Big Brother' of Orwellian imagination. Worst of all, it includes the American people, many of whom still support the junta. It also includes anyone still stupid enough to drive an SUV, still stupid enough to enrich the war mongering oil barons with gasoline purchases.

With the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War and the grim milestone of 4,000 US dead, the nation has been awash with news retrospectives on the war and speeches by politicians, mostly offering sanitized versions of what's transpired.

...During the post-World War II trials at Nuremberg, the United States led the world in decrying aggressive war as “the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”

Yet, Frontline and other mainstream US news outlets shy away from this central fact of the Iraq War: by invading Iraq without the approval of the UN Security Council and under false pretenses, the Bush administration released upon the Iraqi people “the accumulated evil of the whole” – and committed the “supreme” war crime.

--Robert Parry, When a great power goes mad

Because the American people, the Congress, the Democratic party, and most ominously, the media, have been all but deathly silent on the radical, criminal and illegitimate nature of this regime, Bush/Cheney will most surely take the nation into a ruinous war against Iran. And, again, it will be begun upon a campaign of fear and lies.

Parry especially singles out the US media, which he says cannot handle the implications of the Bush/Cheney conspiracy, namely, Bush and Cheney are war criminals --a fact that this blog confronted from its inception. Now, it is increasingly clear, that it was not only the war of Iraq that was begun upon the most evil of lies. It is the fact that 911 was an inside job is an even more disturbing truth the media cannot handle.

One failure is the lack of skepticism about the US government's explanation of 9/11. The other failure is the Democrats' refusal to begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush for lying to the Congress, the American people, and the world and launching an invasion of Iraq based on deception and fabricated evidence.

--Jim Kirwan, The Failure To Confront

Sadly, no one in the running has confronted the truths America can't handle.

For seven years we've watched fiscal sanity, global responsibility and anything even remotely recognizable as presidential accountability go the way of the horse and buggy, but only now -- after the release of one poll showing that four out of five Americans may finally stop getting out of bed -- do the media huddle and pronounce things not so good. Washington, we have a problem.

Or most of us think so, anyway. Just most. The New York Times, for instance, presumably in search of a silver lining around the apocalypse, finds in its own polling results that we have arrived at "nearly a national consensus that the country faces significant problems" -- nearly, since there is still that 19 percent in extraordinary denial that "things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track."

There are two definitions of "consensus" -- unanimity or general agreement -- but when you get into the 80 percent+ range it would seem a distinction with no weighty difference. After all, a full four of that 19 actually said things are better off. And they said so, one assumes, just before their five o'clock feeding.

-P.M. Carpenter, John McCain's Democratic Deliverance?

Sure! We're on a wrong track! And there's no way off! Among the field of wannabes, the only one that should have gotten 'it' felt an inexplicable need to utter platitudes about that undisputed master of the meaningless platitude: Ronald Reagan! I have since forgiven Obama, but I had to hold my nose to do it.

if you were a high government official and watched as -- all in a couple of weeks time -- it is revealed, right out in the open, that you suspended the Fourth Amendment, authorized torture, proclaimed yourself empowered to break the law, and sent the nation's top law enforcement officer to lie blatantly about how and why the 9/11 attacks happened so that you could acquire still more unchecked spying power and get rid of lawsuits that would expose what you did, and the political press in this country basically ignored all of that and blathered on about Obama's bowling score and how he eats chocolate, wouldn't you also conclude that you could do anything you want, without limits, and know there will be no consequences? What would be the incentive to stop doing all of that?

--Glenn Greenwald

Unless there is a great awakening --and I don't see that happening in the land of faux and Fox --I don't see that happening. Fasten your seat belts and hang on. The flush down the toilet will be an interesting ride.
http://existentialistcowboy.blogspot.com/2008/04/you-cant-handle-truth_07.html

The Cowboy is right on the money here 100%.

The full article ends on a hopeful note - that the criminals in, and serving, the White House will eventually face war crimes trials.

I have no doubt that there will be a reckoning. The crimes committed over the last 7 years are so blatant that they will not escape the hand of justice.


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

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

The Failed Attempt to stop the Subprime Lending Scam



The recent attempt to draw attention to subprime lending practices and the role the Bush Administration played, by (ex) New York Governor - Eliot Spitzer - have been torpedoed.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 8th, 2008.]

History of Religion Map in 90 seconds (requires shockwave)

http://www.mapsofwar.com/images/Religion.swf

Facinating.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 8th, 2008.]

Railcars Idle as US Economy Falters

BNSF Railway Co., the nation’s top hauler of container rail freight, is parking miles of railcars in Montana and elsewhere because there isn’t enough freight to keep them rolling.

Cars that often carry 40-foot containers of goods shipped from Asia stand like an iron fence between the Missouri River and this Montana burg known for world-class fly fishing. They stretch as far as Sandee Cardinal can see when she stands outside her home on the river’s west bank between Helena and Great Falls.

‘‘What is that but a symbol of how America is down in the dumps right now?’’ Cardinal asked as she gazed at the cars that haven’t moved for about three months.

http://www.helenair.com/articles/2008/04/04/top/top/50lo_080404_railcars.txt

Good evidence to show that the US economy is in very serious trouble. It is said the the American consumer drives the economy, and they are not buying enough to fill them wagons.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 8th, 2008.]

Monday, 7 April 2008

Please Share, Spread the Truth



This inspiring video refers to truthaction.org, an organisation that aims to spread awareness about 911 truth.

This should be the main focus at this stage in the campaign. We have the evidence, all that remains is to inform the unsuspecting members of the public about the disturbing facts behind the 911 attacks. Eventually we will see action taken by our government, police, military, or the judiciary as the truth becomes known.


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

Sunday, 6 April 2008

High Levels of Radiation Detected downwind from US Test Firing Range- D.U. Suspected.


(2:37)

It seems the US military has been firing Depleted Uranium rounds on Hawaiian test ranges and the population is being saddled with the consequences. Such recklessness is completely abhorrent considering the fact that this contamination will linger for many thousands of years.

Of course nothing will be done until it is too late - after we see a rise in birth defects and cancers in the local population. The fact that D.U. has been used extensively throughout the Middle East, in the US Wars of Aggression, is criminal. Whoever authorised the use of these weapon must be held accountable.


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

Saturday, 5 April 2008

US Law Professor - Bush Ordered WAR CRIMES


(6:04)

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

Proof Bush Deceived America

By Ray McGovern

Risen's book also confirms the most damning element of the British Cabinet Office memos popularly called the "Downing Street memos;" namely, that "the intelligence and the facts were being fixed around the policy." The result is that it is no longer credible to maintain that the failures in the Iraqi intelligence were the product of a broken intelligence community. The Bush administration deliberately fabricated the case against Iraq, lying to Congress and the American people along the way.

... making them all War Criminals.


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

Investment firms tap Fed for billions


Big Wall Street investment companies are stepping up their borrowing a bit from the Federal Reserve's unprecedented emergency lending program.

The Federal Reserve reported Thursday that those firms averaged $38.1 billion in daily borrowing over the past week from the new lending program. That compared with $32.9 billion in the previous week and $13.4 billion in the first week the lending facility opened.
http://money.cnn.com/2008/04/03/news/economy/fed_credit_crisis.ap/index.htm

This money is being used to cover the bad debts generated from the subprime disaster. Without these loans the said financial institutions would simply fail.

Furthermore, in the long run it is unlikely this borrowing will ever be repaid and will end up being a bailout at taxpayer expense. It seems that although these private institutions are being saved for the greater good (through the generosity of the US tax payer) various analysts have warned these measures are hyper inflationary and we will see a calamity no matter what happens. A lose/lose situation for the average American citizen -and all thanks to the financial games played by the banking community.


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

Friday, 4 April 2008

Apples And Oranges: The Collapse of World Trade Centre 7.



What we have here is damning evidence supporting the Controlled Demolition of this building on 911. This sort of work requires extensive access to the building and takes weeks to implement - something Bin Laden's men could not have done.

When you take into consideration the results of scientific analysis conducted on samples of the World Trade Centre Steel - which show a Thermate EXPLOSIVE signature - you can ONLY conclude that part of 911 must have been an Inside Job (and that the official account of the entire event is likely to be bogus).

What we need to see, right now, is action to prevent any further false flag terror attacks. US Military and Judicial authorities must follow the Constitution and act to apprehend the perpetrators of this crime.


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

Thursday, 3 April 2008

IMF Says U.S. In Worst Economic Crisis Since Great Depression

The International Monetary fund has slashed odds that the world is facing a financial recession and admits that the U.S. is in its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, as the body revised forecasts for economic slowdown.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2008/040208_great_depression.htm

The recent stock market recovery IS set to fizzle out.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 3rd, 2008.]

Pentagon Papers Leaker calls Iraq Invasion 'Supreme War Crime'

The man who leaked secret documents about the US war in Vietnam has a name for the invasion of Iraq.

"Supreme war crime."

He also has appellations for President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney: "domestic enemies of the Constitution" and "war criminals."
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Later, he assailed those who've ruled out impeaching Bush and Cheney. Both Democratic leaders in Congress -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have said they won't consider impeaching Bush.

“To rule impeachment off the table is very much like ruling the constitution off the table,” Ellsberg said.

He also asserted that the Administration's use of torture was illegal under international law -- “not just waterboarding, but the whole slew of inhumane procedures that has gone on for seven years now.”

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Pentagon_papers_leaker_calls_Iraq_invasion_0402.html


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 3rd, 2008.]

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

A Third American War in the Making? (WAR on IRAN)

By Paul Craig Roberts

The US Congress, the US media, the American people, and the United Nations, are looking the other way as Cheney prepares his attack on Iran.

If only America had an independent media and an opposition party. If there were a shred of integrity left in American political life, perhaps a third act of naked aggression--a third war crime under the Nuremberg standard--by the Bush Regime could be prevented.

On March 30, the Russian News & Information Agency, Novosti, cited "a high-ranking security source: "The latest military intelligence data point to heightened US military preparations for both an air and ground operation against Iran."

According to Novosti, Russian Colonel General Leonid Ivashov said "that the Pentagon is planning to deliver a massive air strike on Iran's military infrastructure in the near future
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The Iranians don't seem to believe it, despite the dispatch of US nuclear submarines and another aircraft carrier attack group to the Persian Gulf. To counter any Iranian missiles launched in response to an attack, the US is deploying anti-missile defenses to protect US bases and Saudi oil fields.

Two massive failures by the American media, the Democratic Party, and the American people have paved the way for Cheney's long planned attack on Iran. One failure is the lack of skepticism about the US government's explanation of 9/11. The other failure is the Democrats' refusal to begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush for lying to the Congress, the American people, and the world and launching an invasion of Iraq based on deception and fabricated evidence.

If an American president can start a war exactly as Adolf Hitler did with pure lies and not be held accountable, he can get away with anything. And Bush and his evil regime have.
http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=2008040183105641

We have had warnings about a War with Iran before and nothing has happened. Nevertheless, each past warning has been ENTIRELY WARRANTED given the Bush Administration's track record.

Due to the threat of further unnecessary conflict, it is vitally important to act immediately against the criminal cabal occupying the White House.

Judicial, Law Enforcement, Military and/or Congressional agents must act to arrest the President and Vice President for planning and authorising war crimes against the people of the Middle East and for treason against the people of United States of America.


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

Delusionary, Dancing Bush

By Ray McGovern

Bush and the First Lady spent last Monday clowning with the Easter Bunny (White House counsel Fred Fielding having donned the costume).

At the American Enterprise Institute, war-cheerleaders – dressed as academicians – were delivering a panegyric on how peaceful and stable the situation in Iraq had become. The “surge,” they announced, had nipped a civil war in the bud.

“The civil war is over,” AEI’s Fred Kagan, co-author of the surge, declared proudly. Brookings twins Michael O’Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack led the cheering section.

Meanwhile, back in the southern Iraq city of Basra and elsewhere, full-blown civil war seemed about to explode. And in Baghdad, formerly protected folks were getting killed by mortar and rocket fire in what is customarily referred to as “the highly fortified Green Zone,” which has sequestered U.S. embassy and military officials as well as those of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s government.

Two American officials and two Iraqi guards of Sunni Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi died in the Green Zone attacks.
http://consortiumnews.com/2008/033108a.html


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

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

UPDATE: Architects and Engineers For 911 Truth- More than 300* Building Experts say 911 was an Inside Job

http://www.ae911truth.org/
More than Three Hundred 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.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 1st, 2008.]

UN Could Lead New 9/11 Investigation, Says Japanese MP

Japanese member of Parliament Yukihisa Fujita told the Alex Jones Show yesterday that a potential new investigation of the 9/11 cover-up could be led by global parliamentarians he has been in contact with, or even by the United Nations itself.

Fujita, an MP for the Japanese Democratic Party, and a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature), presented evidence which contradicted the official 9/11 story during a widely publicized Japanese Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting in January of this year.

Following Fujita's presentation in the Japanese Diet, he also took part in a 9/11 truth conference at the EU Parliament in Brussels on February 26th which was hosted by Italian MEP Giullietto Chiesa (both presentations can be viewed at the end of this article).


I would hope any new investigation will be framed as a CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION into the attacks and could begin with the immediate arrest or detention of certain members of the Bush Administration (including various US military chiefs at the time ie. Gen. Myers, Gen. Eberhardt).


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 1st, 2008.]