Wednesday, May 10, 2006

[911TruthAction] Digest Number 1279

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Rep.Bill to Take Away Coverage on 50% of your "Payed" Med.Insurance+
From: ""
2. Fw: Reynolds: "Come Out of the White House with Your Hands Up!"
From: "Debi Clark"
3. Fw: A success, and next actions
From: "Victor Forsythe"
4. Nat Hentoff: CIA Secret Prisons -- The disappeared: Are they dead?
From: "Dick Eastman"
5. Lloyd Miller's questions about "conspiracy theories" answered by Dic
From: "Dick Eastman"
6. [Al Pope] Is this called resistance?
From: "Edward Pickersgill"
From: "Bugs"
8. Re: VOTE
From: "Scott Peden"
9. Port Scans by DoD
From: "Cait"
10. Re: VOTE
From: "JP Liggett"
11. Re: Port Scans by DoD
From: "JP Liggett"
12. Joost van Stennis: Where is the eliteworld? The 71st letter (p
From: "Dick Eastman"
13. Re: Port Scans by DoD
From: "Cait"
14. whacko Jewish conspiracy theories about American Anti-Semites out to
From: "Dick Eastman"
15. Re: Port Scans by DoD
From: "JP Liggett"
16. Full Text : President Mahmood Ahmadi-Najad of Iran's Letter To Presi
From: "Dick Eastman"
17. A Day in the Life: 5/9/6
From: "President, USA Exile Govt."
18. S. 1955 - Health Plan Proposal Could Hurt Older Workers
From: "Bugs"
19. CIA Nominee Hayden Linked to MZM (Cunningham bribery scandal)
From: "APFN"
20. Oil
From: "Bugs"
21. Re: Port Scans by DoD
From: "John Perna"
22. Letter from President of Iran speaks of 911 Truth on page 4
From: "MarshaMcClelland"
From: "John Perna"
24. Surely the "Hand Of Allah" - 9/11 update - tvnl news
From: "reggie501"
25. Update on Susan Lindauer
From: "janet phelan"


Message 1
From: ""
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 11:17am(PDT)
Subject: Rep.Bill to Take Away Coverage on 50% of your "Payed" Med.Insurance+

Rep.Bill to Take Away Coverage on 50% of your "Payed" Med.Insurance++

Republican: Enzi Bill Would Eliminate Crucial State Health Protections
for 85 Million People

Taking away insurance coverage for about
half of the medical procedures that your current " Payed " Insurance
policy Now covers you for ! -Yes your Payed policy - Not medicare, etc.

Speak Up NOW ! and Stop it from Being Passed !


````````````````````````````````````````````````` - U.S. Govt. tipping Mexico to Minuteman patrol
Locations !

(It is time to remove the treasonous Bastards any way it takes !)


Mandatory yearly Aids tests for Americans My Way News - CDC Wants
Routine AIDS Virus Testing

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Message 2
From: "Debi Clark"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 1:06pm(PDT)
Subject: Fw: Reynolds: "Come Out of the White House with Your Hands Up!"

9-11 truth coming out. Read the article below. scroll down
----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin Barrett
To: ;
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2006 4:16 PM
Subject: Reynolds: ?Come Out of the White House with Your Hands Up!?
Reynolds: ?Come Out of the White House with Your Hands Up!?

Ex-Bush Official Busts 9/11 Perps at U.W. Historical Society

Madison, WI
Saturday, May 6, 2006
Kevin Barrett, 07.05.2006 13:06

An enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd overfilled the 300-seat Wisconsin
Historical Society auditorium Saturday to hear ex-Bush Administration
insider Morgan Reynolds prosecute top administration and military officials
for the 9/11 inside job.

Reynolds to Cheney: "You're BUSTED!"

Reynolds indicted Richard Cheney, George W. Bush, former Joint Chiefs
Chairman Richard Meyers, confessed WTC demolisher and insurance-fraudster
Larry Silverstein, and others for mass murder, conspiracy, and other charges
including high treason. The enthusiastic response from the overflow crowd
was a de facto vote for conviction on all counts.

The former Director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center
for Policy Analysis, showed that the defendants conspired to create a false
cover story of suicide hijackings in order to ?blow the World Trade Center
to kingdom come? with explosives?a shock-and-awe psy-op designed to coerce
the American people into supporting a pre-planned ?long war? in the Middle
East, massive increases in military spending, and the rollback of
Constitutional civil liberties.

Reynolds stated that everyone in the worldwide intelligence community knew
that 9/11 was an inside job as soon as it happened, with the obvious
stand-down of US air defenses, controlled demolition of the World Trade
Center, and non-protection of the President in Florida being the biggest
tip-offs. The head of the Russian equivalent of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
the former head of the German intelligence service Andreas Von Bulow, former
National Security Agency official Wayne Madsen, and former MI-6 agent David
Schayler have all openly called 9/11 an inside job, while former CIA
official Ray McGovern has confirmed this directly in private, and indirectly
in public by way of his ringing endorsement of David Ray Griffin?s work on

Reynolds, who served as George W. Bush?s Labor Department Chief Economist in
2001-2002, believes that a 9/11 truth victory is looming on the near-term
horizon. He predicted that one or more of the 9/11 insiders will soon ?give
it up? and come forward with what they know, saying ?Remember, you heard it
here first.? He said that most of those complicit in the attacks did not
realize how over-the-top the plot was, due to the need-to-know
compartmentalization of such covert operations, and that some semi-complicit
individuals will probably be coming forward. Reynolds said that most of his
email acquaintances are now worried that the 9/11 truth movement is going to
win, triggering the greatest Constitutional crisis in U.S. history. For
Reynolds, this is less a cause for worry than for rejoicing: ?We need a
Constitutional crisis!?

Reynolds argued that 9/11 truth is a matter of extreme urgency, since the
perpetrators seem to be preparing another 9/11-style terror hoax as a
pretext for attacking Iran with nuclear weapons. He said that exposing the
9/11 fraud is the best way to stop Cheney?s plan to stage an unprovoked
nuclear attack on Iran, and the military draft and Pinochet-style prison
camps and death squads for dissenters that might accompany it.

Reynolds urged the audience to help educate the American public about the
9/11 inside job. Personal contact with family and friends, the internet,
alternative media, and public events like this are all good educational
strategies, he said, adding that a demonstration of 100,000 9/11 truth
supporters at Ground Zero next year would be hard for the media to ignore.

Politicians and the media will help expose the 9/11 inside job, he said,
only after the growing grassroots movement reaches critical mass. The
organizers of Reynolds? talk urged audience members to come to the upcoming
international 9/11 truth conference in Chicago, 9/11: Revealing the Truth,
Reclaiming Our Future, June 2nd-4th, 2006: ?

* * *

Introduction to Dr. Reynolds Presentation

(delivered in much abbreviated form due to time constraints)

by Dr. Kevin Barrett
Coordinator, Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth: ?http://mujca
Member, Scholars for 9/11 Truth: ?
Member, Scientific Professionals Investigating 9/11 (SPINE):

Friends, we are gathered here today not just to speak truth to power, but to
start fighting back. The information you are hearing today is political
dynamite. It is the stuff of which revolutions are made.

Evil rulers use divide-and-conquer strategies against their subjects. In
Iraq, the occupiers blow up mosques and markets, and murder thousands of
bystanders, in a lame attempt to provoke a Sunni-Shia civil war. But they?re
not fooling anybody. The Iraqis all know who?s really doing these bombings,
just as 90% of the Arab and Muslim world knows that 9/11 was an inside job.
Here in Ersatz America, our criminal rulers are trying to divide us by
whipping up emotional hysteria: abortion, immigration, gay marriage, liberal
versus conservative, religious versus secular, Christian and Jewish versus
Muslim?anything to distract us and keep us from seeing what they?re doing to
all of us.

9/11 truth unites ALL of us ? left and right, gay and straight, religious,
spiritual and secular, Muslim, Christian and Jewish, military and civilian ?
in revolutionary outrage against this evil regime, and in determination to
overthrow it by any means necessary.

We hope the 9/11 truth revolution will be a nonviolent revolution. We are
starting with education, symbolism, and nonviolent action. Please honor the
request of Veterans for 9/11 Truth (? to fly the American
flag upside down as a symbol of Constitutional distress. And please come to
Chicago for the international 9/11 truth strategy conference June 2nd ? 4th,
sponsored by and the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11
Truth. Posters are available at the table outside. We are meeting in Chicago
to figure out how to win on 9/11 truth. And we are going to win. See:

And when we win, the brave man we have invited here today will get a big
chunk of the credit.

Dr. Morgan Reynolds is Professor Emeritus at Texas A & M University. He
served as Chief Economist in the Department of Labor under George W. Bush
during the Cheney regime?s first illegitimate term. He is the former
director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy
Analysis, and appeared on innumerable political discussion shows in the
mainstream media ? back when we used to have a mainstream media rather than
a Ministry of Propaganda. I?m sorry, I shouldn?t say that ? it?s the
Ministry of Love. Wait a minute, that?s the one that runs Abu Ghraib and the
sex torture gulag. Or is that der Ministry of Unheimlich Insecurity? I?m
sorry, I grew up back when we had something vaguely resembling a democracy
?I can?t keep all this stuff straight. In any case, Dr. Reynolds has a
stellar resume, and the best part of it is that he is a Wisconsin Badger
with three degrees from this great university ? and he is living up to its
motto, The Truth Will Set You Free! Ladies and gentlemen, Dr. Morgan

* * *

(For Morgan Reynolds? work, see his website <--------DEFINITELY worth the time to check out.



Message 3
From: "Victor Forsythe"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 1:25pm(PDT)
Subject: Fw: A success, and next actions

----- Original Message -----
From: Jewish Voice for Peace
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 2:04 PM
Subject: A success, and next actions

We have achieved a small victory in the struggle against HR 4681. Due in large part to your unprecedented opposition to anti-Palestinian legislation, the House leadership has unexpectedly removed HR 4681, the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006, from today's list of scheduled votes! Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee has asserted its jurisdiction over the bill and will hold a "mark-up" session tomorrow, Wed., May 10, to discuss possible amendments to it. This committee deals with visas, a critically important part of the bill.

Contact the House Judiciary Committee today through the Capitol switchboard at 1-800-355-3588 or directly at 202-225-3951 and tell the committee that the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act should conform to current US law and only deny visas to members of groups the United States considers to be a "foreign terrorist organization". Ask the committee to amend the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act to include a provision that would continue to grant visas to Palestinian politicians who are not members of US-designated "foreign terrorist organizations".

Also, if your Representative is on the House Judiciary Committee, please call them today as well with the same message.

House Judiciary Committee Members

Rep. James Sensenbrenner, Chair, (R-WI-5), 202-225-5101

Rep. John Conyers, Ranking Member (D-MI-14), 202-225-5126

Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL-6), 202-225-4561
Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA-28), 202-225-4695

Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC-6), 202-225-3065
Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA-9), 202-225-3861

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX-21), 202-225-4236
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-8), 202-225-5635

Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA-24),202-225-5811
Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA-3), 202-225-8351

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6), 202-225-5431
Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC-12), 202-225-1510

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH-1), 202-225-2216
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-16), 202-225-3072

Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA-3), 202-225-5716
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18), 202-225-3816

Rep. William Jenkins (R-TN-1), 202-225-6356
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA-35), 202-225-2201

Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT-3), 202-225-7751
Rep. Marty Meehan (D-MA-5), 202-225-3411

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL-6), 202-225-4921
Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA-10), 202-225-3111

Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC-4), 202-225-6030
Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL-19), 202-225-3001

Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN-8), 202-225-4636
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY-9), 202-225-6616

Rep. Mark Green (R-WI-8), 202-225-5665
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA-29), 202-225-4176

Rep. Ric Keller (R-FL-8), 202-225-2176
Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA-39), 202-225-6676

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA-49), 202-225-3906
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD-8), 202-225-5341

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ-6), 202-225-2635
Rep. Debbie W. Schultz (D-FL-20), 202-225-7931

Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN-6), 202-225-3021

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA-4), 202-225-6365

Rep. Steve King (R-IA-5), 202-225-4426

Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL-24), 202-225-2706

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ-2), 202-225-4576

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX-1), 202-225-3035

HR 4681, a bi-partisan measure introduced by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Tom Lantos (D-CA) is an extremist bill. It will starve and deprive the Palestinian people. It is very likely to increase support for Hamas. But it is virtually certain to lead to increased hardship, misery and death for Palestinians. This will also mean more Palestinians willing to engage in violent attacks on Israelis. Click here to go to JVP's action page, where you can write an e-mail to your representative (writing again is still helpful even if you've already sent one); get their snail mail and phone information to contact them directly or even set up a meeting with them; and compose a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Even if you've taken these steps before, it is crucial that you repeat them today!

The American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is pushing hard to get this bill passed. If it should fail, this, combined with the still-looming scandal about AIPAC's involvement with passing classified information to Israel could have a significant impact on AIPAC's influence in the future. AIPAC's strong support for HR 4681 demonstrates that not only are indifferent to Palestinian suffering, but they are equally indifferent to increasing the insecurity of ordinary Israelis. Click here to take action and help to stop them.

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Message 4
From: "Dick Eastman"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 2:20pm(PDT)
Subject: Nat Hentoff: CIA Secret Prisons -- The disappeared: Are they dead?

CIA Secret Prisons Exposed
The disappeared: Are they dead? Are they alive? Ask Congress. Ask the president.

by Nat Hentoff
May 7th, 2006 7:59 PM

illustration: Matthew Leake

CIA officers soon learned one thing for sure—prisoners sent to Bright Light and [other CIA secret prisons] . . . were probably never going to be released. "The word is that once you get sent to Bright Light, you never come back," said the CIA's Counterterrorism Center veteran. James Risen, State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration

May is the month that the United States has been summoned to Geneva by the United Nations Committee Against Torture to, as Reuters reported on April 18, "provide information about secret detention facilities and specifically whether the United States assumed responsibility for alleged acts of torture in them."
The committee also wants a list of all these secret prisons. So do I—along with every major human rights organization and some members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. However, Kansas Republican Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, rigidly keeps refusing to authorize an investigation into these "black sites," as they are called in CIA internal communications. (The United States is a faithless signatory to the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and is now being called to account.)
Meanwhile, Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte said the prisoners in these hidden gulags will be there as long as "the war on terror continues." He added, in an April 12 Time interview: "I'm not sure I can tell you what the ultimate disposition of those detainees will be."As far as their families are concerned, these "detainees" have vanished from the face of the earth.
Time says that Negroponte's comments "appear to be the first open acknowledgement of the secret U.S. detention system" (authorized by the president soon after 9-11).
Actually, when the CIA recently fired senior official Mary O. McCarthy—for allegedly providing classified information about CIA secret prisons in Eastern Europe to The Washington Post's Dana Priest—that public accusation also officially revealed the existence of the "black sites." (McCarthy denies that she was a source for Priest.)
The cover has long ago been blown on these dungeons by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, and the ceaseless researchers at NYU law school's Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. And in the Voice, I've been writing on what I can find out about them since the end of 2002.
But the CIA, the president, Alberto Gonzales, Condoleezza Rice, and Donald Rumsfeld have nothing to say about these gulags, which are wholly removed from American law and the international treaties we have signed.
Now, however, in an explosive, documented April 5 Amnesty International report—"Below the Radar: Secret Flights to Torture and 'Disappearance' "—there is direct testimony, for the first time, from three men who have been salted away in these secret CIA prisons.
This 41-page report, currently reverberating throughout Europe, also includes a wide range of detailed information about the CIA's kidnapping and "renditions" of suspects to countries known for torturing prisoners. But most revealing are Amnesty International's interviews with the three men from Yemen who were "held in at least four secret US-run facilities . . . probably in Djibouti, Afghanistan, and somewhere in Eastern Europe."
In their last "black site," where they were disappeared for 13 months, Muhammad Bashmilah, Salah Ali Qaru, and Muhammad al-Assad were imprisoned—they believe it was in Eastern Europe—where "they were never allowed to look outside. . . . And for month after month, the men had no idea whether it was day or night . . . or whether their torment of spending endless days staring at blank walls, or being interrogated, would ever end."
Why they were finally returned to Yemen is unknown; but there—where they were first arrested two and a half years ago before falling into CIA crevasses—they were charged on February 13, 2006, with having forged a travel document. Amnesty International emphasizes:
"None was charged with any terrorism-related offense; [and] the Chief of Special Prosecution in Yemen told Amnesty International that they were not suspected of any such involvement."
On the old forgery charge, the judge in Yemen sentenced them to time served, the trial record notes, "in an unknown place by the USA."
They were then released. But, AI adds, "All continue to suffer the dire mental and physical health consequences of torture and ill-treatment, including the prolonged periods in isolation."
As Eric Olson, acting director of government relations at Amnesty International USA, says, their long-term solitary imprisonment can, by international standards, "be considered cruel and inhuman treatment," and two "were in a facility where they were chained to a ring on the floor permanently."
But what of the others who have been disappeared in the CIA's secret prisons? In the Voice nearly two years ago, I quoted Jack Cloonan, a 27-year veteran of the FBI who, in New York, as senior agent on the FBI's bin Laden squad, headed the investigation of the master Al Qaeda strategist Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Cloonan had been directing the interrogation of Mohammed in a once secret CIA interrogation center at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan (which Dana Priest exposed in The Washington Post).
Concerned at the time about the network of still hidden CIA interrogation centers around the world, Cloonan asked: "What are we going to do with these people when we're finished . . . with them? Are they going to disappear? Are they stateless? . . . What are we going to explain to people when they start asking questions about where they are? Are they dead? Are they alive? What oversight does Congress have?"
Will the elite Washington press finally ask this question of presidential press secretary Tony Snow—and Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Pat Roberts? And especially George W. Bush at his next press conference? What are these American values, Mr. President, we stand for against the terrorists?,hentoff,73121,6.html


Message 5
From: "Dick Eastman"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 3:03pm(PDT)
Subject: Lloyd Miller's questions about "conspiracy theories" answered by Dic

Lloyd Miller's questions answered by Dick Eastman

> >
> > 1. Why are right-wing conspiracy theories appealing?

A conspiracy theory is an attempt to uncover and understand a crime against society. Crimes against society are very costly to society (for example perpetrating the 9-11 frame-up to instigate profitable wars that meet the Zionist racist/genocidal agenda cost people lives and means of living) -- and there is benefit to exposing and stopping such costly.harmful crimes.

> > 2. What is the purpose of most right-wing conspiracy theories?

To protect society (the nation) from the crimes that groups of people conspire to commit and do commit.

> > 3. How does one go about proving or disproving a conspiracy theory?

The same way one goes about proving or disproving any crime -- evidence and detectivework leads to explanations of what happened. "Will it stand up in court before an impartial jury," is the test.

> > 4. What principles of human behavior and fact-finding seem to be absent
> > from most right-wing conspiracy theories?

Same repertoire of behaviors of any scientific, criminalogical or journalistic investigators. We are talking about theories of criminal conspiracies in government, we are not talking about Urban Legends. With Urban Legends you tell a whopper that some people might accept, usually for ones own amusement or satisfaction/attention as a teller of whoppers.

> > 5. Why is it that most right-wing conspiracy adherents never seem able
> > (or willing) to definitively disprove alternative (competing) theories?

In order to solve a crime you have to eliminate all other possibilities -- you have to narrow events down to what actually happened. In the case of the 9-11 conspiracy you have to subject the "official story" to tests of accuracy. For example, the following pieces of investigation eliminate the possibility that the official account of the attack on the Pentagon could be true.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 There is a difference between merely being suspicious about a crime and actually seeking determine that a crime has been committed and gathing the evidence to get a conviction. Conspriacy theorists like myself attempt to do the latter.

> > 6. Perhaps the most successful purveyor of right-wing conspiracy
> > theories in the U.S. has been the John Birch Society.
> >
> >
> > (a) Why does the JBS effusively praise J. Edgar Hoover in its
> > publications as an indisputably reliable, authoritative, and trustworthy
> > source of information about the communist conspiracy but simultaneously
> > the JBS routinely rejects or contradicts his judgments and evaluations?

The FBI under Hoover investigated the Communist conspiracy and reported their findings, which Hoover put into several books. The man made mistakes and had personal weaknesses and prejudices.
> >
> > (b) What does this tell us about the intellect of right-wing conspiracy
> > theory adherents?

Not sure what you mean by "right-wing" conspiracy theorists -- is there a right-wing or a left-wing police detective? Either men are committing a conspiracy against society or they are not. In investigating this possibility we construct theories based on what we know, on what the evidence shows and we continually test that theory until we either reject it as unfounded or we beguin to accept it based on its own strength of logic and evidence and survival in the empirical competetion of plausible explanations.

Now take the Israel Lobby ... they have conspiracy theories about anti-Semites etc. -- are they "right-wing"? I think so.

Dick Eastman
Yakima, Washington

> >
> > *then please send your request to:***
> > * <>*

researcherxr wrote:
> My new Group [AOCT = Analysis of Conspiracy Theories] is predicated upon
> the idea that a rational discussion and analysis of evidence about
> conspiracy theories is possible.
> Robust critiques and comments are welcome from everyone. However,
> participants in this Group should be willing to answer questions about
> their point of view and they should be able to specify the evidentiary
> sources for whatever statements they make. In other words, this is NOT
> a forum to merely exchange insults or to avoid being held accountable
> for what you write.
> *WARNING*: *If you are easily upset by critics or by people that
> challenge you to substantiate your assertions with factual
> evidence----then this new Yahoo group is definitely* *NOT* *for you*.
> (1) Facts matter.
> (2) Accurate history matters.
> (3) Mistaken ideas, if believed, usually have undesirable consequences.
> *My new group will consider questions such as:***


Message 6
From: "Edward Pickersgill"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 3:27pm(PDT)
Subject: [Al Pope] Is this called resistance?

Al Pope, May 8, 2006

Is this called resistance?

Last week, the War Resisters Support Campaign and the Council of Canadians brought US peace activist Cindy Sheehan to Ottawa to speak at a press conference, appealing to the government to offer sanctuary to American war resisters.

Now, nobody is expecting this endeavor to bear fruit anytime soon. Stephen Harper is as likely to don a tutu and perform Swan Lake as he is to open the borders to US military deserters, and no one knows that better than the Council of Canadians. The point in bringing in a celebrity activist like Cindy Sheehan is to get public attention to your cause, and to get people to consider it as a real alternative, because once a notion takes hold in the national consciousness it can easily outlive recalcitrant governments.

My Homepage:

Message 7
From: "Bugs"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 3:34pm(PDT)
Subject: VOTE

Go to www.LOUBOBBS.COM Vote

Which political party is offering the American people the best resolution for the energy crisis, the illegal immigration crisis and the war in Iraq?

Republicans 2%

Democrats 26%

Neither 72%

This QuickVote is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of Internet users in general, nor the public as a whole. The QuickVote sponsor is not responsible for content, functionality or the opinions expressed therein.

a.. Send your questions and comments to "Lou Dobbs Tonight"


Message 8
From: "Scott Peden"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 3:44pm(PDT)
Subject: Re: VOTE

Man, there are a mess of places to do surveys at BUT, where is this one?
Yes, I found the site, but the direct link to that survey?

Guess it took me more than a few minutes and I still couldn’t find it, I ain
’t voting on it.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Bugs
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 3:34 PM
To: women;;;
Subject: [911TruthAction] VOTE

Go to www.LOUBOBBS.COM <http://www.LOUBOBBS.COM> Vote

Which political party is offering the American people the best resolution
for the energy crisis, the illegal immigration crisis and the war in Iraq?






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to represent the opinions of Internet users in general, nor the public as a
whole. The QuickVote sponsor is not responsible for content, functionality
or the opinions expressed therein.
* Send your questions and comments to "Lou Dobbs Tonight"

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Message 9
From: "Cait"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 4:03pm(PDT)
Subject: Port Scans by DoD

After reviewing my firewall and other anti malware logs, I found many
attempted port scans by the DoD on my computer. Might be an idea to check
your own. If you don't have a decent program to stop them, try Peer Guardian
(its free and works very well). You can download it here: http://phoenixlabs

Not sure exactly what the scans mean, but I certainly don't like it!


Stand up! Speak your mind!
My weblog:

"US Constitution, The Bill of Rights 12/15/1791";
'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to
petition the government for a redress of grievances.'


Message 10
From: "JP Liggett"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 4:29pm(PDT)
Subject: Re: VOTE

it looked a bit off to me too, the link said lou BOBBs not dobbs. This
person uses a few aliases, one being brawny1946. and bugs. could be a
typo...... or more off topic BS. I suggest we keep it focused on point.
if everyone thinks education is the only way for now, it's fine. otherwise
if you're in NYC and want to participate in some IYF action, contact me off
list. We have a few places to bring our education table with video to.
Everything will be legit, just like this group, we are too legit to quit.


Message 11
From: "JP Liggett"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 4:36pm(PDT)
Subject: Re: Port Scans by DoD

Thanks for the tip. Could you provide some originating IP addresses or
ranges, so I can cut them off at the router? TIA

> To
Sent by: <>
911TruthAction@ya cc
[911TruthAction] Port Scans by DoD
05/09/2006 07:02

Please respond to

After reviewing my firewall and other anti malware logs, I found many
attempted port scans by the DoD on my computer. Might be an idea to check
your own. If you don't have a decent program to stop them, try Peer
Guardian (its free and works very well). You can download it here:

Not sure exactly what the scans mean, but I certainly don't like it!


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Message 12
From: "Dick Eastman"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 5:00pm(PDT)
Subject: Joost van Stennis: Where is the eliteworld? The 71st letter (p

If there is one writer the whole (mass-) world should be reading, it is this grand strategist of populist victory. -- de

Most political analysts concentrate on the question who the elitepeople are that reign over the masses, who the Illuminati are, who the members of the Bilderberg Group are. I concentrate on the reason why they want to be on top of the world. They only want to have the power to remain forever in the agreeable eliteworld that is far from the often not so very nice massworld.

----- Original Message -----
From: power elite
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 10:14 AM
Subject: Where is the eliteworld? The 71st letter

Amsterdam, May 10 2006

Where is the eliteworld?

Dear reader, this is the 71st Letter of an Autonomous Thinker

Everybody should know that a small group of super-rich people that live on the safe and privileged eliteworld (far from our often harsh massworld) takes decisions without and over us.

In 1968 Ferdinand Lundberg for example wrote the book "The rich and the super-rich" (Bantam Books 1968) in which he pinpointed many of the super-rich and also described what they did with the money they had amassed.

But, though it can be interesting to know who the top people of the world are, this knowledge will not transform the world. Therefore human activity is needed. I propose that masspeople invade the eliteworld. Then the elite will be confronted with the "other people". Decisions should not be taken in favour of a small group of already privileged people but to advance all humanity. See for example my concept of the action method Creative Disturbance, .

The central question is not how many super-rich there are but where they are. Where is the eliteworld and what can masspeople do to unite the massworld with the eliteworld to get the New World on which everyone has equal status.

The eliteworld is an isolated part of our earth where masspeople are not welcome. In the massworld die for example each year five million children because they do not have enough food to survive. Problems as inadequate food, housing or schooling that can easily be solved only exist in the massworld. They are non-existent in the eliteworld.

But where is the eliteworld?

Let's assume that most masspeople earn less than 4000 euro a month and that elitepeople have mostly a much higher income. (The amount of 4000 euro is arbitrarily and some masspeople will earn more while some elitepeople temporarily can earn less than this amount).

When you earn less than 4000 euro per month you cannot afford to stay in 5-star hotels, to travel first class on a plane (or possess your own jet), to have security guards to protect you and your possessions, to buy a car of 200.000 euro or a house of 2.000.000 euro. You cannot become member of a golf club that ask a 100.000 euro a year, to shop in Bangkok when you are living in Europe or to sit on the best places on the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix. You cannot afford to pay 500 euro for a diner, 20 euro for a glass of beer or wear clothes that cost 10.000 euro a piece. You are not allowed to enter the elite world because you have not enough money.

I could lengthen this litany about things elitepeople can and masspeople cannot afford. Many things are exclusively reserved for people with money. Our world looks unified but in some places you see only elitepeople.

Elite- and massworld are separated from each other. Some masspeople are allowed to enter the eliteworld as servants, as a lesser kind of humans that makes the life of elitepeople more comfortable. These masspeople are not considered to be real people. Elitepeople do not have a human conservation with the butler and the rest of the personnel is even more invisible.

I only give a vague idea where the eliteworld can be found. Maybe later I will give more details but I think that everybody can discover where the eliteworld is. There live the people with power, there decisions are taken. But most actions take place in the massworld as is the case with demonstrations and other actions in front of official buildings (when the top of the elite is never targeted). I call on masspeople to invade those elitist places they are not allowed to enter. Only then the road to One World for all people will be opened.

Most political analysts concentrate on the question who the elitepeople are that reign over the masses, who the Illuminati are, who the members of the Bilderberg Group are. I concentrate on the reason why they want to be on top of the world. They only want to have the power to remain forever in the agreeable eliteworld that is far from the often not so very nice massworld. I propagate to invade the eliteworld in order to confront the elite with the fact that there are more humans on our earth than elitepeople. They should be drowned in the sea of masspeople. And because there are more than a hundred masspersons for each eliteperson, it must be possible to get a New World on which all people have equal status.

Yours truly, Joost van Steenis

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Message 13
From: "Cait"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 5:00pm(PDT)
Subject: Re: Port Scans by DoD

In case you can't see the image above, the IP address is 22.209.184

-------Original Message-------

From: JP Liggett
Date: 05/09/06 18:41:49
Subject: Re: [911TruthAction] Port Scans by DoD

Thanks for the tip. Could you provide some originating IP addresses or
ranges, so I can cut them off at the router? TIA

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[911TruthAction] Port Scans by DoD
05/09/2006 07:02

Please respond to

After reviewing my firewall and other anti malware logs, I found many
attempted port scans by the DoD on my computer. Might be an idea to check
your own. If you don't have a decent program to stop them, try Peer
Guardian (its free and works very well). You can download it here:

Not sure exactly what the scans mean, but I certainly don't like it!


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Message 14
From: "Dick Eastman"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 5:37pm(PDT)
Subject: whacko Jewish conspiracy theories about American Anti-Semites out to

; -D


Message 15
From: "JP Liggett"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 5:59pm(PDT)
Subject: Re: Port Scans by DoD

yep they own the whole range - I believe its
somewhere north of 16 million host addresses.

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Subject: Re: [911TruthAction] Port Scans by DoD

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Message 16
From: "Dick Eastman"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 6:03pm(PDT)
Subject: Full Text : President Mahmood Ahmadi-Najad of Iran's Letter To Presi

note: PBUH = Peace Be Upon Him

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Full Text : The President of Iran's Letter To President Bush
Translated by "Le Monde"
Posted 05/09/06

Mr George Bush,

President of the United States of America

For sometime now I have been thinking, how one can justify the undeniable contradictions that exist in the international arena -- which are being constantly debated, specially in political forums and amongst university students. Many questions remain unanswered. These have prompted me to discuss some of the contradictions and questions, in the hopes that it might bring about an opportunity to redress them.

Can one be a follower of Jesus Christ (PBUH), the great Messenger of God, Feel obliged to respect human rights, Present liberalism as a civilization model, Announce one's opposition to the proliferation of nuclear weapons and WMDs, Make "War and Terror" his slogan, And finally, Work towards the establishment of a unified international community - a community which Christ and the virtuous of the Earth will one day govern, But at the same time, Have countries attacked; The lives, reputations and possessions of people destroyed and on the slight chance of the . of a . criminals in a village city, or convoy for example the entire village, city or convey set ablaze. Or because of the possibility of the existence of WMDs in one country, it is occupied, around one hundred thousand people killed, its water sources, agriculture and industry destroyed, close to 180,000 foreign troops put on the ground, sanctity of private homes of citizens broken, and the country pushed back perhaps fifty years.

At what price?

Hundreds of billions of dollars spent from the treasury of one country and certain other countries and tens of
thousands of young men and women - as occupation troops - put in harms way, taken away from family and love ones, their hands stained with the blood of others, subjected to so much psychological pressure that everyday some commit suicide ant those returning home suffeThere are prisoners in Guantanamo Bay that have not been tried, have no legal representation, their families cannot see them and are obviously kept in a strange land outside their own country. There is no international monitoring of their conditions and
fate. No one knows whether they are prisoners, POWs, accused or criminals. European investigators have confirmed the existence of secret prisons in Europe too.

I could not correlate the abduction of a person, and him or her being kept in secret prisons, with the
provisions of any judicial system. For that matter, I fail to understand how such actions correspond to the values outlined in the beginning of this letter, i.e. the teachings of Jesus Christ (PBUH), human rights and liberal values. Young people, university students and ordinary people have many questions about the
phenomenon of Israel. I am sure you are familiar with some of them. Throughout history many countries have been occupied, but I think the establishment of a new country with a new people, is a new phenomenon that is exclusive to our times.

Students are saying that sixty years ago such a country did no exist. The show old documents and globes and say try as we have, we have not been able to find a country named Israel. I tell them to study the history of WWI and II. One of my students told me that during WWII, which more than tens of millions of people perished in, news about the war, was quickly disseminated by the warring parties. Each touted their victories and the
most recent battlefront defeat of the other party. After the war, they claimed that six million Jews had been killed. Six million people that were surely related to at least two million families. Again let us assume that these events are true. Does that logically translate into the establishment of the state of Israel in the Middle East or support for such a state? How can this phenomenon be rationalised or explained?

Mr President, I am sure you know how - and at what cost - Israel was established:

- Many thousands were killed in the process.

- Millions of indigenous people were made refugees.

- Hundred of thousands of hectares of farmland, olive plantations, towns and villages were destroyed.

This tragedy is not exclusive to the time of establishment; unfortunately it has been ongoing for sixty years now.

A regime has been established which does not show mercy even to kids, destroys houses while the occupants are still in them, announces beforehand its list and plans to assassinate Palestinian figures and keeps thousands of Palestinians in prison. Such a phenomenon is unique - or at the very least extremely rare - in recent memory. Another big question asked by people is why is this regime being supported? Is support for this regime in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ (PBUH) or Moses (PBUH) or liberal values?

Or are we to understand that allowing the original inhabitants of these lands - inside and outside Palestine - whether they are Christian, Muslim or Jew, to determine their fate, runs contrary to principles of democracy, human rights and the teachings of prophets? If not, why is there so much opposition to a referendum?

The newly elected Palestinian administration recently took office. All independent observes have confirmed that this government represents the electorate. Unbelievingly, they have put the elected government under pressure and have advised it to recognise the Israeli regime, abandon the struggle and follow the programs of the previous government.

If the current Palestinian government had run on the above platform, would the Palestinian people have voted for it? Again, can such position taken in opposition to the Palestinian government be reconciled with the values outlined earlier? The people are also saying "why are all UNSC resolutions in condemnation of Israel vetoed?"

Mr President,
As you are well aware, I live amongst the people and am in constant contact with them -- many people from around the Middle East manage to contact me as well. They dot not have faith in these dubious policies either. There is evidence that the people of the region are becoming increasingly angry with such policies. It is not my intention to pose to many questions, but I need to refer to other points as well.

Why is it that any technological and scientific achievement reached in the Middle East regions is translated into and portrayed as a threat to the Zionist regime? Is not scientific R&D one of the basic rights of nations.

You are familiar with history. Aside from the Middle Ages, in what other point in history has scientific and technical progress been a crime? Can the possibility of scientific achievements being utilised for military purposes be reason enough to oppose science and technology altogether? If such a supposition is true, then all scientific disciplines, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, engineering, etc. must be opposed.

Lies were told in the Iraqi matter. What was the result? I have no doubt that telling lies is reprehensible in any culture, and you do not like to be lied to.

Mr President,
Don't Latin Americans have the right to ask, why their elected governments are being opposed and coup leaders supported? Or, why must they constantly be threatened and live in fear?

The people of Africa are hardworking, creative and talented. They can play an important and valuable role in providing for the needs of humanity and contribute to its material and spiritual progress. Poverty and hardship in large parts of Africa are preventing this from happening. Don't they have the right to ask why their enormous wealth - including minerals - is being looted, despite the fact that they need it more than others? Again, do such actions correspond to the teachings of Christ and the tenets of human rights?

The brave and faithful people of Iran too have many questions and grievances, including: the
coup d'etat of 1953 and the subsequent toppling of the legal government of the day, opposition to the Islamic revolution, transformation of an Embassy into a headquarters supporting, the activities of those opposing the Islamic Republic (many thousands of pages of documents corroborates this claim), support for Saddam in the war waged against Iran, the shooting down of the Iranian passenger plane, freezing the assets of the Iranian nation, increasing threats, anger and displeasure vis-à-vis the scientific and nuclear progress of the Iranian nation (just when all Iranians are jubilant and collaborating their country's progress), and many other grievances that I will not refer to in this letter.

Mr President,
September Eleven was a horrendous incident. The killing of innocents is deplorable and appalling in any part of the world. Our government immediately declared its disgust with the perpetrators and offered its condolences to the bereaved and expressed its sympathies.

All governments have a duty to protect the lives, property and good standing of their citizens. Reportedly your government employs extensive security, protection and intelligence systems - and even hunts its opponents abroad. September eleven was not a simple operation. Could it be planned and executed without coordination with intelligence and security services - or their extensive infiltration? Of course this is just an educated guess.

Why have the various aspects of the attacks been kept secret? Why are we not told who botched their responsibilities? And, why aren't those responsible and the guilty parties identified and put on trial?

All governments have a duty to provide security and peace of mind for their citizens. For some years now, the people of your country and neighbours of world trouble spots do not have peace of mind. After 9.11, instead of healing and tending to the emotional wounds of the survivors and the American people - who had been immensely traumatised by the attacks - some Western media only intensified the climates of fear and insecurity - some constantly talked about the possibility of new terror attacks and kept the people in fear. Is that service to the American people? Is it possible to calculate the damages incurred from fear and panic? American citizen lived in constant fear of fresh attacks that could come at any moment and in any place. They felt insecure in the streets, in their place of work and at home. Who would be happy with this situation? Why was the media, instead of conveying a feeling of security and providing peace of mind, giving rise to a feeling of insecurity?

Some believe that the hype paved the way - and was the justification - for an attack on Afghanistan. Again I need to refer to the role of media.

In media charters, correct dissemination of information and honest reporting of a story are established tenets. I express my deep regret about the disregard shown by certain Western media for these principles. The main pretext for an attack on Iraq was the existence of WMDs. This was repeated incessantly - for the public to, finally, believe - and the ground set for an attack on Iraq.

Will the truth not be lost in a contrive and deceptive climate? Again, if the truth is allowed to be lost, how can that be reconciled with the earlier mentioned values? Is the truth known to the Almighty lost as well?

Mr President,
In countries around the world, citizens provide for the expenses of governments so that their governments in turn are able to serve them.

The question here is "what has the hundreds of billions of dollars, spent every year to pay for the Iraqi campaign, produced for the citizens?" As your Excellency is aware, in some states of your country, people are
living in poverty. Many thousands are homeless and unemployment is a huge problem. Of course these problems exist - to a larger or lesser extent - in other countries as well. With these conditions in mind, can the gargantuan expenses of the campaign - paid from the public treasury - be explained and be consistent with the aforementioned principles?

What has been said, are some of the grievances of the people around the world, in our region and in your country. But my main contention - which I am hoping you will agree to some of it - is:

Those in power have specific time in office, and do not rule indefinitely, but their names will be recorded in history and will be constantly judged in the immediate and distant futures. The people will scrutinize our presidencies.

Did we manage to bring peace, security and prosperity for the people or insecurity and unemployment?

Did we intend to establish justice, or just supported especial interest groups, and by forcing
many people to live in poverty and hardship, made a few people rich and powerful - thus trading the approval of the people and the Almighty with theirs'?

Did we defend the rights of the underprivileged or ignore them?

Did we defend the rights of all people around the world or imposed wars on them, interfered illegally in their affairs, established hellish prisons and incarcerated some of them?

Did we bring the world peace and security or raised the specter of intimidation and threats?

Did we tell the truth to our nation and others around the world or presented an inverted version of it? Were we on the side of people or the occupiers and oppressors?

Did our administration set out to promote rational behaviour, logic, ethics, peace, fulfilling obligations, justice, service to the people, prosperity, progress and respect for human dignity or the force of guns. Intimidation, insecurity, disregard for the people, delaying the progress and excellence of other nations, and trample on people's rights?

And finally, they will judge us on whether we remained true to our oath of office - to serve the people, which is our main task, and the traditions of the prophets - or not?

Mr President,
How much longer can the world tolerate this situation?
Where will this trend lead the world to?
How long must the people of the world pay for the incorrect decisions of
some rulers?
How much longer will the specter of insecurity - raised from the
stockpiles of weapons of
mass destruction - hunt the people of the world?
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How much longer will the blood of the innocent men, women and children
be spilled on the
streets, and people's houses destroyed over their heads?
Are you pleased with the current condition of the world?
Do you think present policies can continue?
If billions of dollars spent on security, military campaigns and troop
movement were instead
spent on investment and assistance for poor countries, promotion of
health, combating
different diseases, education and improvement of mental and physical
fitness, assistance to
the victims of natural disasters, creation of employment opportunities
and production,
development projects and poverty alleviation, establishment of peace,
mediation between
disputing states and distinguishing the flames of racial, ethnic and
other conflicts were would
the world be today? Would not your government, and people be justifiably
Would not your administration's political and economic standing have
been stronger?
And I am most sorry to say, would there have been an ever increasing
global hatred of the
American governments?
Mr President, it is not my intention to distress anyone.
If prophet Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Ishmael, Joseph or Jesus Christ (PBUH)
were with us
today, how would they have judged such behaviour? Will we be given a
role to play in the
promised world, where justice will become universal and Jesus Christ
(PBUH) will be
present? Will they even accept us?
My basic question is this: Is there no better way to interact with the
rest of the world? Today
there are hundreds of millions of Christians, hundreds of millions of
Moslems and millions of
people who follow the teachings of Moses (PBUH). All divine religions
share and respect on
word and that is "monotheism" or belief in a single God and no other in
the world.
The holy Koran stresses this common word and calls on an followers of
divine religions and
says: [3.64] Say: O followers of the Book! Come to an equitable
proposition between us and
you that we shall not serve any but Allah and (that) we shall not
associate aught. With Him
and (that) some of us shall not take others for lords besides Allah, but
if they turn back, then
say: Bear witness that we are Muslims. (The Family of Imran).
Mr President,
According to divine verses, we have all been called upon to worship one
God and follow the
teachings of divine prophets.
"To worship a God which is above all powers in the world and can do all
He pleases." "The
Lord which knows that which is hidden and visible, the past and the
future, knows what goes
on in the Hearts of His servants and records their deeds."
"The Lord who is the possessor of the heavens and the earth and all
universe is His court"
"planning for the universe is done by His hands, and gives His servants
the glad tidings of
mercy and forgiveness of sins". "He is the companion of the oppressed
and the enemy of
oppressors". "He is the Compassionate, the Merciful". "He is the
recourse of the faithful and
guides them towards the light from darkness". "He is witness to the
actions of His servants",
"He calls on servants to be faithful and do good deeds, and asks them to
stay on the path of
righteousness and remain steadfast". "Calls on servants to heed His
prophets and He is a
witness to their deeds." "A bad ending belongs only to those who have
chosen the life of this
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world and disobey Him and oppress His servants". And "A good and eternal
paradise belong
to those servants who fear His majesty and do not follow their
lascivious selves."
We believe a return to the teachings of the divine prophets is the only
road leading to
salvations. I have been told that Your Excellency follows the teachings
of Jesus (PBUH), and
believes in the divine promise of the rule of the righteous on Earth.
We also believe that Jesus Christ (PBUH) was one of the great prophets
of the Almighty. He
has been repeatedly praised in the Koran. Jesus (PBUH) has been quoted
in Koran as well;
[19,36] And surely Allah is my Lord and your Lord, therefore serves Him;
this is the right
path, Marium.
Service to and obedience of the Almighty is the credo of all divine
The God of all people in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, the Pacific and
the rest of the world
is one. He is the Almighty who wants to guide and give dignity to all
His servants. He has
given greatness to Humans.
We again read in the Holy Book: "The Almighty God sent His prophets with
miracles and
clear signs to guide the people and show them divine signs and purity
them from sins and
pollutions. And He sent the Book and the balance so that the people
display justice and avoid
the rebellious."
All of the above verses can be seen, one way or the other, in the Good
Book as well.
Divine prophets have promised:
The day will come when all humans will congregate before the court of
the Almighty, so that
their deeds are examined. The good will be directed towards Haven and
evildoers will meet
divine retribution. I trust both of us believe in such a day, but it
will not be easy to calculate
the actions of rulers, because we must be answerable to our nations and
all others whose lives
have been directly or indirectly effected by our actions.
All prophets, speak of peace and tranquillity for man - based on
monotheism, justice and
respect for human dignity.
Do you not think that if all of us come to believe in and abide by these
principles, that is,
monotheism, worship of God, justice, respect for the dignity of man,
belief in the Last Day,
we can overcome the present problems of the world - that are the
result of disobedience to the
Almighty and the teachings of prophets - and improve our performance?
Do you not think that belief in these principles promotes and guarantees
peace, friendship and
Do you not think that the aforementioned written or unwritten principles
are universally
Will you not accept this invitation? That is, a genuine return to the
teachings of prophets, to
monotheism and justice, to preserve human dignity and obedience to the
Almighty and His
Mr President,
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History tells us that repressive and cruel governments do not survive.
God has entrusted
The fate of man to them. The Almighty has not left the universe and
humanity to their own
devices. Many things have happened contrary to the wishes and plans of
governments. These
tell us that there is a higher power at work and all events are
determined by Him.
Can one deny the signs of change in the world today?
Is this situation of the world today comparable to that of ten years
ago? Changes happen fast
and come at a furious pace.
The people of the world are not happy with the status quo and pay little
heed to the promises
and comments made by a number of influential world leaders. Many people
around the wolrd
feel insecure and oppose the spreading of insecurity and war and do not
approve of and accept
dubious policies.
The people are protesting the increasing gap between the haves and the
have-nots and the rich
and poor countries.
The people are disgusted with increasing corruption.
The people of many countries are angry about the attacks on their
cultural foundations and the
disintegration of families. They are equally dismayed with the fading of
care and compassion.
The people of the world have no faith in international organisations,
because their rights are
not advocated by these organisations.
Liberalism and Western style democracy have not been able to help
realize the ideals of
humanity. Today these two concepts have failed. Those with insight can
already hear the
sounds of the shattering and fall of the ideology and thoughts of the
liberal democratic
We increasingly see that people around the world are flocking towards a
main focal point -
that is the Almighty God. Undoubtedly through faith in God and the
teachings of the
prophets, the people will conquer their problems. My question for you
is: "Do you not want to
join them?"
Mr President,
Whether we like it or not, the world is gravitating towards faith in the
Almighty and justice
and the will of God will prevail over all things.
Vasalam Ala Man Ataba'al hoda
Mahmood Ahmadi-Najad
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran


Message 17
From: "President, USA Exile Govt."
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 6:36pm(PDT)
Subject: A Day in the Life: 5/9/6

Free Americans Reaching
Out to Amerika's Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free

Via <>

May 9, 2006

From: Henri the Celt <>
Date: May 9, 2006 12:32:11 AM EST
To: AAAHenri <>
Subject: Ice-capped roof of world turns to desert

Ice-Capped Roof of World Turns to

Scientists warn of ecological
catastrophe across Asia
as glaciers melt and
continent's great rivers dry up

By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor

Published: 07 May 2006

Global warming is rapidly melting the ice-bound roof of the world, and
turning it into desert, leading scientists have revealed.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences - the country's top scientific body -
has announced that the glaciers of the Tibetan plateau are vanishing so
fast that they will be reduced by 50 per cent every decade. Each year
enough water permanently melts from them to fill the entire Yellow

They added that the vast environmental changes brought about by the
process will increase droughts and sandstorms over the rest of the
country, and devastate many of the world's greatest rivers, in what
experts warn will be an "ecological catastrophe".

The plateau, says the academy, has a staggering 46,298 glaciers,
covering almost 60,000 square miles. At an average height of 13,000
feet above sea level, they make up the largest area of ice outside the
polar regions, nearly a sixth of the world's total.

The glaciers have been receding over the past four decades, as the
world has gradually warmed up, but the process has now accelerated
alarmingly. Average temperatures in Tibet have risen by 2 degrees
Fahrenheit over the past 20 years, causing the glaciers to shrink by 7
per cent a year, which means that they will halve every 10 years.

Prof Dong Guangrong, speaking for the academy - after a study analysing
data from 680 weather stations scattered across the country - said that
the rising temperatures would thaw out the tundra of the plateau,
turning it into desert.

He added: "The melting glaciers will ultimately trigger more droughts,
expand desertification and increase sand storms." The water running off
the plateau is increasing soil erosion and so allowing the deserts to

Sandstorms, blowing in from the degraded land, are already plaguing the
country. So far this year, 13 of them have hit northern China,
including Beijing. Three weeks ago one storm swept across an eighth of
the vast country and even reached Korea and Japan. On the way, it
dumped a mind-boggling 336,000 tons of dust on the capital, causing
dangerous air pollution.

The rising temperatures are also endangering the newly built world's
highest railway, which is due to go into operation this summer. They
threaten to melt the permafrost under the tracks of the £1.7bn Tibetan
railway, constructed to link the area with China's northwestern Qinghai

Perhaps worst of all, the melting threatens to disrupt water supplies
over much of Asia. Many of the continent's greatest rivers - including
the Yangtze, the Indus, the Ganges, the Brahmaputra, the Mekong and the
Yellow River - rise on the plateau.

In China alone, 300 million people depend on water from the glaciers
for their survival. Yet the plateau is drying up, threatening to
escalate an already dire situation across the country. Already 400
cities are short of water; in 100 of them - including Beijing - the
shortages are becoming critical.

Even hopes that the melting glaciers might provide a temporary respite,
by increasing the amount of water flowing off the plateau - have been
dashed. For most of the water is evaporating before it reaches the
people that need it - again because of the rising temperatures brought
by global warning.

Yao Tandong, head of the academy's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Research
Institute, summed it up. "The full-scale glacier shrinkage in the
plateau regions will eventually lead to an ecological catastrophe," he


From: Henri the Celt <>
Date: May 7, 2006 7:14:27 PM EST
To: AAAHenri <>
Subject: Fw: Pan Am 103 and 9/11 Connection

Pan Am 103 and 9/11 Connection
By Russell Pickering

In the recent Rense-linked article Police Chief - Lockerbie Evidence
was Faked, there is a huge clue as to what may have happened to 9/11
evidence as well (1). The key lies in the fact that the exact same
person "handled" both investigations. In fact, the person who led the
Pan Am 103 investigation for Bush Sr.'s "Justice" department just
happened to be appointed the director of the FBI by Bush Jr. just seven
days prior to 9/11.

"Robert Mueller was nominated by President George W. Bush and became
the sixth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on September
4, 2001". (2)

"After spending 1988 and 1989 in private practice, he joined the staff
of Attorney-General Richard Thornburgh, and his star rose at the
Justice Department as the head of the criminal division under President
George Bush's father from 1990 to 1993.

And he led the investigations of the 1991 collapse of the Bank of
Credit and Commerce International banking and the 1988 bombing of Pan
Am 103." (3)

Here is a link about Pan Am 103 ( ) - note the part about
the Intelligence Officers on board.

I tried to find out more at the George Bush Sr. Presidential Library
since Pan Am sued the US government and, "In its suit, Pan Am alleged
that the United States Government had prior knowledge of an impending
terrorist attack on a Pan Am airliner". But as luck would have it the,
".....court transcripts, affidavits, depositions, motions, objections,
reports, and news addition [to] the remaining NSC
files deal[ing] specifically with the Lockerbie bombing and the
subsequent investigation which led to the indictment of two Libyan
nationals..... are closed because of various security classifications".

As we know, literally all evidence regarding 9/11 has been under FBI
lock and key for nearly 5 years. That includes the fact that
no National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) crash reports were
done on any of the four aircraft because the FBI took the investigation
away from them, that the Pentagon videos confiscated by the FBI are not
being released and that the "hijackers" remains have never been
positively identified. (5)

I will highlight two specific details where Robert Mueller was directly
involved in 9/11 evidence. One is the Flight 77 cockpit voice recorder
and the other was the identities of the 19 "hijackers".

The NTSB claimed:

"Over the next few days, working the 3 p.m. to morning shift, she and
several other NTSB experts struggled to separate airplane parts from
office parts. Early on the morning of Sept.14, while Cushman was at the
site, the cockpit voice recorder, or CVR, was found. It was quickly
transported across the Potomac to the NTSB lab in Washington, D.C.,
where Cushman works with three other analysts, and its data was

"Ordinarily, that would have been just the start of Cushman's
association with the device, but this time, it was the end. The events
of Sept. 11 had already been classified as criminal acts, rather than
accidents, so the FBI, which has its own forensic audio lab, took
charge of the box and its data.

That's also why Cushman can't say much more about her role in that
investigation, or about the work she did on the recorders recovered
from Flight 93, which plowed into a field in Pennsylvania after
passengers apparently thwarted another hijacking. Like the Pentagon
CVR, the black box from that plane came to NTSB only for the extraction
of its data before being turned over to the FBI". (6)

Robert Mueller had a different story:

"FBI Director Robert Mueller said Friday that the agency has gotten
information from the flight data recorder recovered in the crash of
American Airlines Flight 77, which slammed into the Pentagon. He
declined to say what information the FBI received from the recorder,
which tracks an airplane's flight movements for the last 25 hours. He
said the agency had not gotten any information from the voice data
recorder from Flight 77". (7)

When it came to the identities of the alleged 19 hijackers Robert
Mueller said, "that the identity of several of the suicide hijackers is
in doubt". That is no surprise since the BBC has documented that a
couple of them are alive and well. (8)

The FBI controlled every aspect of the Pentagon incident from start to
finish. They still control it with total secrecy. How did they know to
show up within minutes at the civilian video locations? Why did the
Pentagon originally claim to have no video surveillance? I believe the
answers may lie in the statement that the FBI Director's "star rose"
under Bush Sr. and he already had Pan Am 103 under his belt. Maybe
that's why the evidence was snapped up and secured so quickly.
Russell Pickering



From: "paul illich" <>
Date: May 9, 2006 12:18:08 PM EST
Subject: [bluegreenearth] fwd: EC approved GM crops despite safety
fears [uk telegraph/bbc]

EC approved GM crops despite safety
fears: The Daily Telegraph


The European Commission approved a range of GM foods and crops despite
having serious doubts over their health and environmental impacts,
according to new documents released by green charities.

Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth said the documents revealed
scientific arguments put forward behind closed doors in the European
Commission's recent GM trade dispute.

The groups have called for the immediate suspension in the use and
sale of all GM foods and crops until the safety issues have been

In the documents, the Commission argues that there were "large areas
of uncertainty about the health risks posed by GM produce," and that
"some issues have not yet been studied at all."

The papers also say "there simply is no way of ascertaining whether
the introduction of GM products has had any other effect on human
health," and "no unique, absolute, scientific cut off threshold
available to decide whether a GM product is safe or not."

Among other revelations, the documents suggested ther were huge
disagreements between the Commission and the European Food Safety
Authority, the agency that is responsible for GM risk assessments.

At the same time as the Commission wrote and submitted these documents
to the World Trade Organisation highlighting safety concerns it
approved seven GM foods, despite a lack of support from the majority
of EC member states.

Clare Oxborrow, a Friends of the Earth GM Campaigner, said: "This is a
political scandal. The European Commission must call a halt to the
sale and growth of all genetically modified food and crops given the
serious concerns over their safety that have come to light.

"When the EU Commission broke the moratorium and forced GM foods into
Europe, it told the public they were safe. But the Commission clearly
knew this was not the case and was prepared to recognise the risk
behind closed doors. The UK Government must now reveal whether it had
access to these documents and whether it voted in support of GM foods
while knowing the risks they posed."


From: Peter Myers <>
Date: May 9, 2006 4:52:32 AM EST
To: clem clarke <>
Subject: The US's geopolitical nightmare, by F William Engdahl

Asian Central Banks Preparing to Dump
the US Dollar Currency Peg

Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 18:57:24 -0400 From: "David Chiang"

Asia Is Getting Ready to Dump the Dollar Peg: Andy Mukherjee

May 8 (Bloomberg) -- Li Yong, China's vice minister for finance, said
he had heard a "rumor" that the U.S. dollar was headed for a 25 percent
drop. If the gossip was true, the consequences would be "shocking," he

Li's comment, which he made at a discussion on global financial
imbalances last week at the annual meeting of the Asian Development
Bank in the Indian city of Hyderabad, was aimed directly at fellow
panelist Tim Adams, the U.S. Treasury undersecretary of international

The unspoken message was: "Don't try to talk the dollar down." And
Adams knew better than to ask, "Well, what are you going to do about
it?" The answer to that question has already begun taking shape: Asia
may be getting ready to fix its currencies to a local anchor, dumping
the region's unofficial dollar peg.

Even as they continue to pile up U.S. debt in their foreign-exchange
reserves to keep their currencies stable against the dollar, Asian
nations, China among them, are preparing for a scenario where the
dollar does indeed collapse under the weight of a record U.S. current
account deficit.

At the Hyderabad meeting, finance ministers of China, Japan and South
Korea got together with their counterparts from the Association of
Southeast Asian Nations, or Asean. The 13-nation group said it would
sponsor a research project, titled "Toward greater financial stability
in the Asian region: Exploring steps to create regional monetary

Asian Currency Unit

This is no innocuous academic exercise. Regional monetary units are a
euphemism for a parallel Asian currency, an idea that has been around
since the 1997-98 financial crisis and is now, for the first time,
entering the realm of policy-making.

Both Japan and China are extremely serious about it and are vying to
take ownership of the project.

An Asian Currency Unit, or ACU, will be an index that seeks to capture
the value of a hypothetical Asian currency by taking a weighted average
of several of them. The weight for a particular currency in the index
may be determined by the size of the economy and the quantity of its
total trade.

What's the big deal with the ACU? Given the data, anyone can set up an
index. It isn't that Asia is talking about replacing its national
currencies with the ACU. A European-style single currency in Asia is at
least decades away. The ACU is an accounting unit; it won't change
hands in the physical world.

The ACU will start making a difference when it becomes the fulcrum of
exchange-rate management in Asia. There is some sign that Asian nations
want to do just that.

A New Peg

Korea, Japan and China agreed in Hyderabad to "immediately launch
discussions on the road map for a system to coordinate foreign exchange

The ACU can help a lot in such coordination. It can become a basket
peg against which any Asian nation can fix the value of its currency
within a band. The ACU, itself, will float.

Why might the ACU work when the now-defunct European Currency Unit, on
which the concept is modeled, didn't? One good reason, as noted by
economist Barry Eichengreen of the University of California, Berkeley,
is that Europe's need for a parallel currency was satisfied by the

The ACU may well emerge as a viable currency for denominating export
invoices, bank loans and bond issuances if the dollar is no longer
perceived as a safe storage of value.

So far, Japan has been driving the ACU concept. Haruhiko Kuroda, a
former Japanese vice minister of finance and currently the president of
the Asian Development Bank, was vigorously pursuing it. The ADB was
going to start computing and publishing several ACUs sometime this

China in Control

One such ACU would have comprised 13 members, including the Japanese
yen, the Chinese yuan, the Korean won and the currencies of Singapore,
Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar
and the Philippines. Another ACU would have included both the yuan and
the Taiwan dollar -- and that would have been anathema to China. Nor
would China have liked to peg the yuan to an ACU that was overly
dominated by the yen.

Now China has taken control. While the research will still be
conducted in Japan, Asean will take the decision on the composition of
the ACU. While Japan is a member of this club, its influence is in
decline. The association is now firmly under China's thumb.

While China continues to exhort the U.S. not to follow weak-dollar
policies, it, like everyone else, can only guess about the longevity of
the present global imbalances.

If there is a sudden collapse in the dollar, the U.S. appetite for
imported goods may vanish. The Chinese export engine may seize up and
its fragile banking system may collapse under a spate of new bad loans.
The idea behind the ACU is to buy some insurance, however inadequate,
against all of this.


With its "my currency is your problem" attitude, the U.S. has made a
negotiated settlement of global imbalances a diplomatic non-starter.
China isn't willing to consider the U.S. argument that quicker
appreciation of the yuan may prevent a costly adjustment later.

Once again in Hyderabad, Undersecretary Adams tried valiantly to get
this message across to Chinese Vice Finance Minister Li. He was wasting
his breath.

Li, as Adams noted wryly, "knows all my talking points."

To contact the writer of this column: Andy Mukherjee in Singapore


From: "Graham Jukes" <>
Date: May 8, 2006 7:38:54 AM EST
Subject: Grandin on Rumsfeld's Latin American Wild West Show

----- Original Message -----

From: m
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 3:20 PM
Subject: Grandin on Rumsfeld's Latin American Wild West Show

"Our neighbors are allies who, in general, share similar values. The
Western Hemisphere has a lot to teach the world," said McCaffrey's boss
Secretary of Defense William Cohen two years later, "as the world
reaches for the kind of progress we have made."

now let us see what these similar values are that have so enriched
Western Society and given them the much bragged about progress and the
civilising force that the Third World, Non White Western Nations has
been so kindly gifted with by the Mighty America and its fellow White
European dictators;

Exploitation of the country's rich resources such as Oil, gas, minerals

Exploitation of the country's populace who have been convenient cheap
labour for the greedy Corporations- they reap the profits while the
indigenous workers struggle to make ends meet for themselves and their

Exploitative financial "Aid" in the form of 'economic loans',, or
better still- USURY - lending at exorbitantly high interest rates and
unreasonable payback periods, resulting in bleeding the governments
dry, forcing them into unconscionable repayment terms that keep them
under the stifling tight screws of the Money Lenders- the infamous
corrupt World Bank and IMF and the equally corrupt and manipulated
United Nations!!

Exploitation of rich resources for corrupt use- namely drug trafficking
and money laundering which the UN, the USA, Israel are deeply
entrenched in, along with also a not much publicised scandal of Human
Trafficking, especially Latino children!

Exploitation and interference in the political structures of Government
in these Latino countries where the Western hemisphere, in order to
protect its profit making assets, encourage unrest, instigate military
coups, attempt Election Rigging through bullying, harassments, threat,
and Voter ballot tampering, and installing like minded Dictators to do
their bidding and protect their long term 'investments, at the tragic
expense of the indigenous people!! We had Chile as a classic example of
American democracy at its working best in the 1970s, and the CORRUPT
leaders the CIA installed in Nicaragua, Colombia, Grenada etc...
Of course we must also NOT forget the foreign policies of this Great
Master of democracy doing its dutiful bidding and transformation, its
great civilising handy work that has brought so much JOY and PEACE and
brotherly love and Humanity to the Iraqi people, the Afghani people, to
the oppressed Palestinians

Then we have their wonderful Prison system they wish to teach us all
about- their greatest prized trophies of course have been Guantanamo,
on the stolen island that belongs to Cuba, and naturally Abu Ghraib,
the Diego Garcia prisons along with the outsourcing torture cells they
have going in non American/Israeli Cells, such as in the shameful
puppet Arab Muslim countries of Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Saudi,
and even in some East European Hosts (Poland, Hungary I recall). Even
within the US, it has prisoners serving time for unproven crimes with
no legal representation, incarcerated indefinitely or once taken to
court our acquitted by their jury but none the less deprived of their
freedom by their Zionist controlled Government (Sami Al Aryan for
example). and then This master of Democracy ahs the audacity to preach
to other countries about Human Rights!!

We also have their Education system which only teaches a limited
version of history and geography that keeps many of its citizens in
ignorance, many not even knowing where countries their Government is
waging its Terrorist wars on are situated in the world.
As for their Legal system which is in the hands of corrupt, bought and
paid for Judges and its Censorship Media again owned by the very same
Money lenders and Corporations
Last but by far not least, the Endless WARS perpetrated by the this
Western Hemisphere country that has slaughtered, murdered, killed,
tortured, maimed, bombed, destroyed so many nations and their innocent
citizens, more than any other country on this miserable planet!!!

YES this Western IDOL has indeed much of its 'values' to extol,
encourage and to teach to the other Human World where it deems they
lack its UNIQUE style of civilising and progression: WARS and
EXPLOITATION and to emulate the 'human values' of characters like all
the corrupt, murderous NEOCONS, Bush, Rumsfeld, Rice, Cheney, Bolton,
Wolfowitz, Clintons, Blair etc
This is the wrong kind of idol worship!

Grandin on Rumsfeld's Latin American Wild West Show
posted May 7, 2006 at 4:59 pm

The Wide War
How Donald Rumsfeld Discovered the Wild West in Latin America
By Greg Grandin

How fast has Latin America fallen from favor? Just a decade ago the
Clinton administration was holding up the region as the crown jewel of
globalization's promise: All is quiet on "our southern flank," reported
the head of the US Southern Command, General Barry McCaffrey, in 1995,
"our neighbors are allies who, in general, share similar values." "The
Western Hemisphere has a lot to teach the world," said McCaffrey's boss
Secretary of Defense William Cohen two years later, "as the world
reaches for the kind of progress we have made."

Today, with a new generation of leaders in open rebellion against
Washington's leadership, Latin America is no longer seen as a beacon
unto the world but as a shadowy place where "enemies" lurk. "They
watch, they probe," Donald Rumsfeld warns of terrorists in Latin
America; they look for "weaknesses." According to the new head of
Southcom General Bantz Craddock, the region is held hostage by a league
of extraordinary gentlemen made up of the "transnational terrorist, the
narco-terrorist, the Islamic radical fundraiser and recruiter, the
illicit trafficker, the money launderer, the kidnapper, [and] the gang

"Terrorists throughout the Southern command area of responsibility,"
Craddock's predecessor warned, "bomb, murder, kidnap, traffic drugs,
transfer arms, launder money and smuggle humans." Problems that
Clinton's Pentagon presented as discrete issues -- drugs, arms
trafficking, intellectual property piracy, migration, and money
laundering, what the editor of Foreign Policy Moisés Naín has described

as the "five wars of globalization" -- are now understood as part of a
larger unified campaign against terrorism.

The Pentagon's Wide War on Everything in Latin America

Latin America, in fact, has become more dangerous of late, plagued by a
rise in homicides, kidnappings, drug use, and gang violence. Yet it is
not the increase in illicit activity that is causing the Pentagon to
beat its alarm but rather a change in the way terrorism experts and
government officials think about international security. After 9/11,
much was made of Al Qaeda's virus-like ability to adapt and spread
through loosely linked affinity cells even after its host government in
Afghanistan had been destroyed. Defense analysts now contend that, with
potential patron nations few and far between and funding sources cut
off by effective policing, a new mutation has occurred. To raise money,
terrorists are reportedly making common cause with gun runners, people
smugglers, brand-name and intellectual-property bootleggers, drug
dealers, blood-diamond merchants, and even old-fashioned high-seas

In other words, the real enemy facing the U.S. in its War on Terror is
not violent extremism, but that old scourge of American peacekeepers
since the days of the frontier: lawlessness. "Lawlessness that breeds
terrorism is also a fertile ground for the drug trafficking that
supports terrorism," said former Attorney John Ashcroft a few years
ago, explaining why Congress's global counterterrorism funding bill was
allocating money to support the Colombian military's fight against
leftist rebels.

Counter-insurgency theorists have long argued for what they describe as
"total war at the grass-roots," by which they mean a strategy not just
to defeat insurgents by military force but to establish control over
the social, economic, and cultural terrain in which they operate.
"Drying up the sea," they call it, riffing on Mao's famous dictum, or
sometimes, "draining the swamp." What this expanded definition of the
terrorist threat does is take the concept of total war out of, say, the
mountains of Afghanistan, and project it onto a world scale: Victory,
says the Pentagon's 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review, "requires the
creation of a global environment inhospitable to terrorism."

Defining the War on Terror in such expansive terms offers a number of
advantages for American security strategists. Since the United States
has the world's largest military, the militarization of police work
justifies the "persistent surveillance" of, well, everything and
everybody, as well as the maintenance of "a long-term, low-visibility
presence in many areas of the world where U.S. forces do not
traditionally operate." It justifies taking "preventive measures" in
order to "quell disorder before it leads to the collapse of political
and social structures" and shaping "the choices of countries at
strategic crossroads" which, the Quadrennial Defense Review believes,
include Russia, China, India, the Middle East, Latin America, Southeast
Asia -- just about every nation on the face of the earth save Britain
and, maybe, France.

Since the "new threats of the 21st century recognize no borders," the
Pentagon can, in the name of efficiency and flexibility, breach
bureaucratic divisions separating police, military, and intelligence
agencies, while at the same time demanding that they be subordinated to
U.S. command. Hawks now like to sell the War on Terror as "the Long
War," but a better term would be 'the Wide War," with an enemies list
infinitely expandable to include everything from DVD bootleggers to
peasants protesting the Bechtel Corporation. Southcom Commander
Craddock regularly preaches against "anti-globalization and anti-free
trade demagogues," while Harvard security-studies scholar and leading
ideologue of the "protean enemy" thesis, Jessica Stern, charges,
without a shred of credible evidence, that Venezuelan President Hugo
Chávez is brokering an alliance between "Colombian rebels and militant
Islamist groups."

A Latin American Wild West

In Latin America, the tri-border region of Paraguay, Brazil, and
Argentina, centered on Paraguay's legendary city of Ciudad del Este, is
ground zero for this broad view of global security. It's the place
where, according to the Pentagon, "all the components of transnational
lawlessness seem to converge." The region had been on the Department of
Defense watch list ever since two Lebanese residents were implicated in
the 1992 and 1994 Hezbollah bombings of the Israeli embassy and a
Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

Right after 9/11, Douglas Feith, Pentagon Undersecretary and neocon
ultra, suggested that the U.S. hold off invading Afghanistan and
instead bomb the tri-border region, just to "surprise" al-Qaeda and
throw it off guard. Attention to the region increased after U.S. troops
discovered what CNN excitedly called "a giant poster of Iguaçu Falls"
-- Latin America's most visited tourist destination, a few miles from
Ciudad del Este -- hanging on the wall of an al-Qaeda operative's
abandoned house in Kabul. Since then, security analysts and journalists
have taken to describing the place as a "new Libya," where Hamas raises
money for its operations and al-Qaeda operates training camps or sends
its militants for a little R and R.

Rio may have its favelas, Mexico its Tijuana, and Colombia its jungles
overrun by guerrillas, drug lords, and paramilitaries, but none of
these places hold a candle to the tri-border zone. It is truly the
last, or at least the most well-known, lawless territory in the
Americas, the War on Terror's very own "Wild West," as one military
official dubbed it.

The Pentagon's overheated definition of the terrorist threat melts away
distinctions between Shiites from Sunnis or either from Marxists. Thus,
we have former CIA director James Woolsey claiming that Islamic
extremists and criminals in the tri-border region work together "sort
of like three different Mafia families," who occasionally kill each
other but more often cooperate. Jessica Stern says that there
"terrorists with widely disparate ideologies -- Marxist Colombian
rebels, American white supremacists, Hamas, Hezbollah, and others --
meet to swap tradecraft." In Ciudad del Este, "international crimes
like money laundering, gunrunning, migration fraud, and drug
trafficking," according to military analyst Colonel William Mendel,
"recombine and metastasize." The proceeds of these various illicit
trades reportedly arm Latin America's leftist guerrillas, fund Islamic
terrorism, and enrich the Russian, Asian, and even Nigerian mafias --
everybody, it seems, but the Corleone family. Rumors drift through the
Pentagon's world that Osama bin Laden even turns a nice profit running
untaxed cigarettes into Brazil.

It's difficult to assess the truth of any of these lurid allegations.
The second largest city in South America's second poorest country,
Ciudad del Este is a free-trade boomtown, home not only to roughly
30,000 Lebanese and Syrian migrants but to lots of Koreans, Chinese,
and South Asians, many of them undocumented. The city is no doubt a
"free zone for significant criminal activity," as former FBI director
Louis Freeh once described it. Its polyglot streets are packed with
money changers, armored cars, and stalls selling everything from
bootlegged War of the Worlds DVDs and dollar-a-pop Viagra to the latest
sermons by respected Shiite Imams. Everyday, more than 40,000 people
cross the International Friendship Bridge from Brazil, many looking for
brand-name knockoffs either for personal use or for resale on the
streets of Rio or São Paulo. Surrounded by porous borders and
crisscrossed by river routes linking the continent's interior to the
Atlantic, the city is certainly a trading post for Andean cocaine,
Paraguayan marijuana, Brazilian weapons, and dirty money.

But security experts have found it a distinct stretch to link any of
this criminal activity to al-Qaeda. A couple of years ago, for example,
senior U.S. Army analyst Graham Turbiville pointed to the purchase of
30,000 ski masks by a Ciudad del Este Lebanese businessman as evidence
that terrorism was flourishing in the region. The transaction, he said,
"raised many questions" -- one of which was whether Turbiville was even
aware that some of the world's best skiing takes place in the nearby

Newspaper accounts depicting the region as Osama's lair are inevitably
based not on investigative reporting but on the word of Pentagon
officials or analysts, who either recycle each other's assertions or
pick up rumors circulated in the Latin American press -- stories many
Latin Americans insist are planted by the CIA or the Pentagon.
Brazilian and Argentine intelligence and police agencies, which have
done much to disperse tri-border criminal activity elsewhere, insist
that no terrorist cells exist in the area.

Ciudad del Este is thick with spies from Israel, the U.S., various
Latin American countries, and even China. "There are so many of us," an
Argentine spook recently remarked, "that we are bumping into each
other." If any of al-Qaeda's operatives were actually prowling the
city, odds are that at least one of them would have been found by now.
Yet the State Department says that no "credible information" exists
confirming that the group is operating in the tri-border region, while
even Southcom chief Brantz Craddock admits that the Pentagon has "not
detected Islamic terrorist cells" anywhere in Latin America.

Establishing Dominion over Ungoverned Spaces

Whether or not bin Laden's deputies kick back at Iguaçu Falls with
skinheads and Asian gangsters to trade war stories and sip mate, the
specter of this unholy alliance provides plenty of cover for the
Pentagon to move forward with its militarization of hemispheric
relations, even as nation after nation in the region slips out of
Washington's political and economic orbit.

According to the Department of Defense, the hydra-headed terrorist
network now supposedly spreading across southern climes cannot be
defeated if Latin American nations continue to think of criminal law
enforcement and international warfare as two distinct activities. What
is needed is a Herculean Army of One, a flexible fighting machine
capable of waging a coordinated war against criminal terrorism on all
its multiple fronts and across any border. Secretary of Defense
Rumsfeld regularly tours the region urging security officials to break
down bureaucratic firewalls in order to allow local police, military
and intelligence services to act in an integrated manner. The goal,
according to the Pentagon, is to establish "effective sovereignty" or,
more biblically, "dominion" over "ungoverned spaces"-- boundary areas
like the tri-border region, but also poor city neighborhoods where
gangs rule, rural hinterlands where civil institutions are weak, and
waterways and coastlines where illegal trafficking takes place.

So far, the Pentagon has had the most success in implementing this
program in Central America and Colombia. In Central America, the Bush
administration has pushed the region's defense ministers to set up a
multinational "rapid-response force" made up of military and police
officers to counter "emerging transnational threats." Such a force, the
formation of which is underway, worries human rights activists, who
have worked hard since the region's fratricidal civil wars of the 1980s
to strictly limit military mandates to the defense of national borders.

According to Adam Isacson, who monitors Washington's Colombia policy
for the Center for International Policy, the U.S. is "carrying out a
host of activities that would have been unthinkable back in 2000."
Then, the Clinton administration promised that no portion of its $4
billion counter-narcotic funding package would be used to fight leftist
rebels. In 2002, however, a newly emboldened Republican Congress tucked
money into its global counterterrorism funding bill to support
Colombia's counterinsurgency program. Since then, the Pentagon has
increasingly taken the lead in directing what is now being called a
"unified campaign" against cocaine and guerrillas. Over the last couple
of years, the number of U.S. troops allowed in country has doubled to
800. Some of them teach Colombian police officers light-infantry
training tactics, skills usually associated with low-intensity warfare,
not civilian law enforcement; but many are involved in directly
executing Colombia's counterinsurgency offensive, coordinating police
and military units, and providing training and intelligence support for
mobile brigades and Special Forces.

Well-armed Diplomacy

In Latin America more generally, it is increasingly the Pentagon, not
the State Department, which sets the course for hemispheric diplomacy.
With a staff of 1,400 and a budget of $800 million, Southcom already
has more money and resources devoted to Latin America than do the
Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, and Agriculture combined. And
its power is growing.

For decades following the passage of the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act,
it was the responsibility of the civilian diplomats over at Foggy
Bottom to allocate funds and training to foreign armies and police
forces. But the Pentagon has steadily usurped this authority, first to
fight the War on Drugs, then the War on Terror. Out of its own budget,
it now pays for about two-thirds of the security training the U.S.
gives to Latin America. In January 2006, Congress legalized this
transfer of authority from State to Defense through a provision in the
National Defense Authorization Act, which for the first time officially
gave the Pentagon the freedom to spend millions from its own budget on
aid to foreign militaries without even the formality of civilian
oversight. After 9/11, total American military aid to the region jumped
from roughly $400 million to more than $700 million. It has been
steadily rising ever since, coming in today just shy of $1 billion.

Much of this aid consists of training Latin American soldiers -- more
than 15,000 every year. Washington hopes that, even while losing its
grip over the region's civilian leadership, its influence will grow as
each of these cadets, shaped by ideas and personal loyalties developed
during his instruction period, moves up his nation's chain of command.

Training consists of lethal combat techniques in the field backed by
counterinsurgency and counter-terror theory and doctrine in the
classroom. This doctrine, conforming as it does to the Pentagon's broad
definition of the international security threat, is aimed at
undermining the work civilian activists have done since the end of Cold
War to dismantle national and international intelligence agencies in
the region.

Chilean General Augusto Pinochet's infamous Operation Condor in the
1970s, for example, was in effect an international consortium of state
intelligence agencies that served as the central command for a
continental campaign of political terror, compiling execution lists of
left-wing activists, while coordinating and directing the work of
police, military, and death-squad units throughout Latin America.
Condor was dismantled when Chile returned to civilian rule in the early
1990s. However, a similarly integrated system is exactly what the newly
established Counter-Terrorism Fellowship Program, run (with no
Congressional supervision) out of the Pentagon's Office of Special
Operations and Low Intensity Warfare Conflict, evidently hopes to
restore. Every year the Program's curriculum encourages thousands of
select Latin American Fellows to return to their home countries and
work to increase the "cooperation among military, police, and
intelligence officials" and create "an intelligence sharing network
with all other governments in the region."

During the Cold War, Washington urged Latin American soldiers to police
their societies for "internal enemies," which anti-Communist military
regimes took as a green light to commit mass slaughter. Today, the
Pentagon thinks Latin America has a new "internal enemy": Southcom's
General Craddock recently told a class of Latin American cadets at the
Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (née School of
the Americas, the alma mater of some of the region's most infamous
executioners) to be on guard against anti-free trade populists who
"incite violence against their own government and their own people."

Osama at the Falls

Outside Washington's sphere of influence in Central America and
Colombia, the Bush administration is finding most Latin American
militaries a hard sell. Since the end of the Cold War brought sharp
reductions in their budgets, the region's cash-starved armed forces
eagerly take U.S. money, training, and equipment, and regularly
participate in Pentagon-led conferences, war games, and military
maneuvers. Police agencies work with the FBI and the Department of
Homeland Security to combat money laundering as well as gun- and
drug-running operations.

But most regional security officials have snubbed Washington's attempt
to rally them behind a broader ideological crusade. Two years ago at an
inter-American meeting of defense ministers in Quito, Ecuador,
Rumsfeld's Latin American counterparts rejected a proposal that they
coordinate their activities through Southcom. Chile's defense minister
insisted that the UN is the "only forum with international legitimacy
to act globally on security issues." "We are very good at taking care
of our borders," sniffed Argentina's defense minister in response to
Rumsfeld's claim that borders don't matter in a world of stateless
terrorism. They likewise rebuffed a U.S. plan to draw up a regional
list of suspected terrorists to prevent them from obtaining visas and
traveling between countries.

In contrast to the Pentagon's attempt to ratchet up a sense of
ideological urgency, the region's military leaders have sounded quite a
different note. "The cause of terrorism," said Brazil's José Alencar,
"is not just fundamentalism, but misery and hunger." When the U.S.
delegation at the meeting pushed for "narco-terrorism" to be ranked the
hemisphere's number-one challenge, the Latin Americans balked,
insisting that poverty was the major threat to stability. From the
sidelines, the former head of Ecuador's armed forces mordantly observed
that in "Latin America there are no terrorists -- only hunger and
unemployment and delinquents who turn to crime. What are we going to
do, hit you with a banana?"

During the Cold War, Washington was able to mobilize fear of Communism
-- which for Latin America's political and economic leaders generally
translated into fear of democracy -- and so make its particular
security interests seem like the region's collective security
interests. Today, a majority of South Americans not only oppose the
U.S. occupation of Iraq, but refuse to get too worked up about
terrorism in general. Polls have repeatedly revealed, not surprisingly,
that poverty is their major concern.

Last year, a publicity foray by the Brazilian tourist town of Foz de
Iguaçu, just outside of Ciudad de Este, to capitalize on its post-9/11
notoriety captures just how untroubled so many Latin Americans are by
Islamic terrorism. Its city government ran full-page advertisements in
leading newspapers featuring a photograph of Osama bin Laden above the
caption: "When he's not busy blowing up the world, bin Laden takes a
few days to relax at Iguaçu." Asked about the ads, a city spokesperson
explained, "Where there is laughter, there is no terror."

In sharp contrast to the unanimity with which the hemisphere
sequestered Cuba during the Cold War, the region's governments have
roundly rejected the Bush administration's attempts to redefine
Venezuela as a pariah state. Brazil, in fact, signed a "strategic
alliance" with Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez last year, promising
military cooperation and economic integration, including joint projects
on energy development.

The region's refusal to follow Washington's various leads on a whole
range of issues reflects a broadening rift over economic issues,
undercutting Washington's ability to cast the War on Terror as a common
struggle. More and more Latin Americans -- not just the poor and the
outspoken who marched against Bush during last year's Summit of the
Americas in Argentina, but many of the region's elites -- understand
that the free-market orthodoxy promoted by the U.S. over the last two
decades has been the very font of their problems. In one country after
another, national elections in recent years have brought to power a new
Latin America left sharply critical of unbridled capitalism. Brazil,
Venezuela, Argentina, and Bolivia, among other countries, are now
working together to contest Washington's hemispheric authority.

A Train Wreck of a Policy

Even the Pentagon acknowledges that the "roots" of Latin America's
"poor security environment" can be found in the "hopelessness and
squalor of poverty." At times, it goes so far as to admit, as Southcom
did in its most recent annual report, that the "free market reforms and
privatization of the 1990's have not delivered on the promise of
prosperity." But rather than build on this insight to trace, say, the
connections between financial liberalization and money laundering or to
examine how privatization and cheap imports have forced rural peasants
and urban workers into the informal, often illegal, economies in areas
like the tri-border region, the Department of Defense is now openly
positioning itself as globalization's Praetorian Guard, making the
opening up of markets across Latin America a central objective of its

During the Cold War, the Pentagon had a surprisingly small physical
presence in Latin America. Except for some Caribbean bases, its
strategists preferred to work through local allies who shared their
vision of continental security. But the failure to rally Latin America
behind the War on Terror, combined with the rise of economic
nationalism, has led the Pentagon to return to more historically
traditional methods of flexing its muscle in the region. It has
recently been establishing in the Caribbean and the Andes a chain of
small but permanent military bases, known euphemistically as
"cooperative security locations." The Pentagon also calls them "lily
pads" and from them imagines itself leapfrogging troops and equipment,
shifting its weight from one "pad" to another as crises dictate to
project its power deep into Latin America.

This is where the obsession with Ciudad del Este comes in. With
Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela acting in unison to temper U.S.
ambitions, corrupt and repressive Paraguay is the new darling of the
Bush administration. In 2003, Nicanor Duarte became the first
Paraguayan head of state to be hosted by the White House. In August
2005, Donald Rumsfeld flew to Asunción, the first time a Secretary of
Defense visited Paraguay. That trip was shortly followed by a meeting
between Dick Cheney and his Paraguayan counterpart.

Even though the terrorist threat reportedly emanating from the
tri-border region has yet to be substantiated, it serves as an
effective stalking horse, topping the agenda not only of these
high-level meetings but of every ministerial gathering sponsored by
Southcom. And the drumbeat is producing some rain.

Last summer, Paraguay, over the angry protests of its neighbors,
invited the Pentagon to begin eighteen months of bilateral military
exercises, training local troops in "domestic peacekeeping operations,"
small-unit maneuvers, and border control. Washington and Asunción
insist that the training mission is only temporary, yet observers point
to the U.S.-built Mariscal Estigarribia air base in the northern part
of the country, capable of handling large-scale military air traffic,
as an indication that the Bush administration is there to stay. If so,
it would give Washington its southernmost bridgehead in Latin America,
within striking distance not just of the storied Ciudad del Este, but
of the Guarani Aquifer, one of the world's largest bodies of fresh
water, not to speak of Bolivia's important natural gas reserves.

At the moment, it is ridiculous to say, as Gen. Craddock recently did,
that "transnational terrorism" is Latin America's "foremost" problem.
Then again, Iraq was not a haven for Islamic jihadists until our
national security establishment made it so.

The Pentagon today is pursuing a train-wreck of a policy in the region.
It continues the march of free-market absolutism, which its officials
insist, despite all evidence to the contrary, will generate economic
opportunities and rein in crime. At the same time, as it did during the
Cold War, it is going forward with the militarization of the hemisphere
in order to contain the "lawlessness" that such misery generates; and,
once again, it is trying to rally Latin American troops behind an
ideological crusade. So far, the region's officer corps has refused to
get on the bandwagon, but Washington's persuasive powers are
considerable. If those in charge of the Bush administration's
hemispheric diplomacy continue down these tracks, the disaster that
waits may very well transform much of Latin America into the Ciudad del
Este of their dreams, the wild west of their imaginations.
Greg Grandin teaches Latin American history at NYU. He is the author of
the just published Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States,
and the Rise of the New Imperialism, part of the American Empire
Project series. He has written for Harper's Magazine, the Nation, and
other publications.


NOTE: Excellent that there'll be a remake of this magnificent earlier
effort! -- kl, pp

From: "Graham Jukes" <>
Date: May 7, 2006 5:12:21 PM EST
Subject: "I am Not a Number I am a Free Man"

I am Not a Number I am a Free Man"
Will the return of The Prisoner to TV prompt a new generation to
question reality?

Steve Watson | May 5 2006

British TV channel Sky One today confirmed plans for a big budget
remake of cult 1960s classic The Prisoner, with former Doctor Who actor
Christopher Eccleston expected to take the lead role.

The original series was way ahead of its time in exposing the globalist
agenda and the coming emergence of a big brother surveillance society.

The lead character in the original, played by Patrick McGoohan, was a
British government agent who mysteriously resigned and was subsequently
abducted and re-located to the nightmarish cosmopolitan community known
as the "village" on an unknown island.

Number 6, as McGoohan's character was dubbed, was informed that he was
there because the information stored in his head had made him too
valuable “outside.” Thus, Number 6 was a prisoner, although his prison
was an idyllic setting with parks, green fields, recreational
activities and even a butler.

Every week Number 6 , was grilled in a variety of ways for
information. Methods included psychometric brainwashing, implanting
false memories and manufacturing phony situations to trick him into
cracking. McGoohan's character would try to escape most weeks, only to
be pursued by a huge drones and brought back to the village.

The program was an attempt at forewarning against the accelerating
relationship between science, technology, and tyranny, and how it would
be used to enslave a docile population concerned only with mindlessness
and convenience.

Residents in the village have been turned into rotting cabbages,
encouraged not to think for themselves and expressly informed that they
are constantly under surveillance and that there is no way out of the
village. The majority have simply accepted this in favour of a simple,
carefree existence.

The hierarchy of power was represented by a glowing pyramid with an
all-seeing eye in the center of The Village control room. Meanwhile the
identity of the mysterious Number One, the overlord was never
ultimately revealed.

In addition to 24-hour surveillance, loud speakers all around the
village would inform residents when to awake and when to sleep and what
mundane activities were on offer that day.

Common phrases among residents included the loaded "Be Seeing You", and
"A still Tongue makes a happy life".

The climax of the series saw McGoohan escape the prison of The Village
and re-enter society only to discover that society itself was the
prison and that, in his words, "freedom is a myth."

The Prisoner is especially relevant in today’s advertisement-driven,
image-preoccupied, television-saturated, surveillance dominated,
frenetically hustling consumer society that is propelled by post-9/11
paranoia and fear and dominated by government scare tactics.

Just as McGoohan was referred to as a number and not a man in the
village, so too will we get our own number with our ID card and our
entry onto the biometric database in the UK. Are we to allow ourselves
to be "pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed and

The database will contain electronic "biometric" eye scans and
fingerprints as willing volunteers line up to lick the boots of the
government who promise to keep them safe by taking scans of their
eyeballs. The government itself has admitted that the information WILL
NOT keep us safe from fraud and identity theft, nor will it prevent

Furthermore, the British government has passed legislation to make
every offence arrestable. Every suspect arrested, even if proven
innocent, has their DNA added to the criminal database and stored
forever in perpetuity.

Will the new series of the Prisoner address such issues within the
village and relate them to the wider world, encouraging us to question
the control mechanisms placed upon our society after 9/11, or will it
simply be a big budget pro-state propaganda tool such as 24 or Threat

Will it once again encourage the masses to scream "I am not a number, i
am a Free man!", or will it be simply be another one of the mindless
distractions that the original series warned would kill off
individuality and free thought?

Be Seeing You.



Message 18
From: "Bugs"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 8:09pm(PDT)
Subject: S. 1955 - Health Plan Proposal Could Hurt Older Workers

S. 1955 - Health Plan Proposal Could Hurt Older Workers----- Original Message -----
From: USDR Action Alerts
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 7:17 PM
Subject: S. 1955 - Health Plan Proposal Could Hurt Older Workers

S. 1955 - Health Plan Proposal Could Hurt Older Workers

Thanks to the AARP for the following alert --

The United States Senate is considering a bill, S. 1955, " Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act of 2005," which could make health insurance less accessible and less affordable for workers aged 50+ years, individuals with preexisting conditions or chronic illnesses, and women of child bearing age.
If passed, S. 1955 would weaken good state laws that protect these individuals. As a result, these vulnerable populations could face higher premiums and reduced health coverage.

Please send an email to your Senators and let them know in your own words that you oppose this bill. In your email, be sure to tell them:

* You are their voting constituent.
* They should vote "No" on S. 1955
* Congress should make health insurance more accessible and affordable -- and weakening state laws that require insurers to cover specific benefits is not the way to achieve it.
* Vulnerable populations could face higher premiums and reduced health coverage as a result of this bill.
* They should reject S.1955 in its current form and go back to the drawing board.
* Thank them for their support.

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Message 19
From: "APFN"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 8:20pm(PDT)
Subject: CIA Nominee Hayden Linked to MZM (Cunningham bribery scandal)

12333--United States intelligence activities Conduct of Intelligence
Activities, Tue May 9 13:27
Order 12333--United States intelligence activities Conduct of
Intelligence Activities2.1 Need. Accurate and timely information about
the capabilities, intentions and activities of foreign powers,
organizations, or persons and their agents is essential to informed
decisionmaking in the areas of national... more
CIA Nominee Hayden Linked to MZM By
Justin Rood, Tue May 9 22:56
is best known for illegally spying on Americans Randi, Tue May 9
By Justin Rood
CIA Nominee Hayden Linked to MZM
Tue May 9, 2006
nominee Hayden linked to MZM Inc., ... Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden
will be
as the next chief of the CIA, President Bushs national
security ...
EXCLUSIVE: CIA Nominee Hayden Linked to MZM
By Justin Rood - May 8, 2006, 11:33 AM
While director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Michael V. Hayden
contracted the services of a top executive at the company at the center
of the Cunningham bribery scandal, according to two former employees of
the company.
Hayden, President Bush's pick to replace Porter Goss as head of the CIA,
contracted with MZM Inc. for the services of Lt. Gen. James C. King,
then a senior vice president of the company, the sources say. MZM was
owned and operated by Mitchell Wade, who has admitted to bribing former
Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham with $1.4 million in money and gifts. Wade
has also reportedly told investigators he helped arrange for prostitutes
to entertain the disgraced lawmaker, and he continues to cooperate with
a federal inquiry into the matter.
King has not been implicated in the growing scandal around Wade's
illegal activities. However, federal records show he contributed to some
of Wade's favored lawmakers, including $6000 to Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA)
and $4000 to Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL).
Before joining MZM in December 2001, King served under Hayden as the
NSA's associate deputy director for operations, and as head of the
National Imagery and Mapping Agency.
King worked at NSA Headquarters in Ft. Meade, Maryland, in 2004 and
2005, both sources told me. "King was out there working on same floor as
Hayden," one former employee with firsthand knowledge of the arrangement
said. "He was doing special projects for Hayden as an MZM employee."
Neither former employee knew details of King's work for Hayden; one said
he thought he was doing "special projects" for the director, while the
other speculated it was "high-ranking advisory work."
The NSA did not immediately respond to my request for comment. Hayden
left the NSA in April 2005 to take the post of Deputy Director of
National Intelligence. The DNI office referred my call on the matter to
the NSA.
As an MZM employee, King was involved in a number of controversial
projects. In 2002, he was a key adviser to the team creating CIFA, the
Pentagon's domestic surveillance operation. In 2004, he was one of three
MZM staffers who worked on the White House Robb-Silberman Commission,
which recommended expanding CIFA's powers.
NSA is home to its own controversial project, of course -- the post-9/11
warrantless domestic wiretapping operation known as the "terrorist
surveillance program." There is no indication that King has been
involved in that project.
"I don't see anything nefarious" about King's work for Hayden, one
employee told me, although he conceded he did not know what projects
King worked on. "I think Hayden needed help."
King became president of MZM when Wade left the company in June 2005,
following revelations he bribed Cunningham to win lucrative federal
contracts. The company has since been sold and renamed Athena Innovative
Solutions. It did not return my call for comment.
Inc. is a "high-tech national security firm based in Washington, D.C.,"
Brooke Williams of the Center for Public Integrity wrote
J. Wade started MZM in 1993 and stepped down in June [2005] after news
suggested he did financial favors for Rep. Randy "Duke"
Cunningham (R-Calif.) while the
lawmaker pushed funding in Congress for
programs on classified military intelligence
programs on which MZM
worked." [1]
Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors -- 2005
MZM Inc. Top 100 List ... Sources: Washington Technology, Federal
Sources Inc. ...
1996-2006 Post-Newsweek Media, Inc. All Rights
Reserved. ... - Secret military spending gets little oversight
It took more than a decade for Mitchell Wade to turn his company, MZM
from a small-time Pentagon consulting firm into a booming
business ...
Cunningham issues statement on home sale North County Times ...
five-page statement defends his relationship with Mitchell J. Wade, the
defense contractor
whose firm, MZM Inc., saw its number of government
Border Patrol, telling Mex Gov where they are By Sara A. Carter Staff
Writer, Tue May 9 19:24
border patrols watchedU.S. warns Mexico about MinutemenBy Sara A.
Carter Staff WriterWhile Minuteman civilian patrols are keeping an eye
out for illegal border crossers, the U.S. Border Patrol is keeping an
eye out for Minutemen - and telling the Mexican government where they
are.According to three documents... more
Control Telling Mexican Gov where they are and Randi 05/09/06 Lou Dobbs
re:, Tue May 9 22:30


Message 20
From: "Bugs"
Date: Tue May 9, 2006 8:24pm(PDT)
Subject: Oil

May 4 , 2006 CONTACT:
Annie E. Strickler (415) 977-5619
Josh Dorner (202) 675-2384



(May 4, 2006)


$2.92… Average retail price for regular gasoline, up 69 cents from a year ago. [1]

$2,873… Amount average family of four spent on gasoline in 2005[2]

$3,343… Amount an average family will spent this year, up 75 percent from 2001. [3]

$73.75… Price per barrel of crude oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange[4]


$15.7 billion… Combined first-quarter profits of ExxonMobil ($8.4), ChevroTexaco ($4) and ConocoPhillips ($3.3)

$63.8 billion… combined 2005 profits of ExxonMobil ($36.1 billion), Chevron ($14.1 billion) and ConnocoPhillips ($13.5 billion). [5]


$30 million… Amount the top 10 oil companies spent on lobbying in 2005[6]

$80 billion… in subsidies and tax loopholes to the oil and gas and other polluting energy industries in the energy law signed in 2005.[7]

$7 billion… Amount oil companies would gain over the next five years by avoiding royalty payments for Gulf oil and gas drilling, thanks to an obscure provision in the 2005 energy bill. The costs could soar to $28 billion.[8]

$100… Amount some in Congress proposed giving to Americans in the form of a tax rebate later this summer.

$400 million…. Retirement package for former ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond -- $141,000 a day or $6,000 an hour. [9]


25% … Percentage of world oil production consumed by the United States.

3% … Percentage of world’s oil reserves located in the United States.[10]


1 cent… Amount of savings for consumers at the pump if we drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.[11]

20 years… When consumers would see the penny savings.[12]

47 days… Amount of oil from opening up parts of Lease Sale 181 in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico to drilling


4 million… The number of barrels of oil per day that the United States would save if fuel economy standards were raised to 40 miles per gallon within 20 years. [13]

$2,200… Amount that the average driver would save at the gas pump over the lifetime of a vehicle if fuel economy standards were raised to 40 miles per gallon over the next 10 years, a conservative estimate based on lower gas prices. [14]


71… Percentage of Americans who disapprove of the way President Bush is handling energy policy[15]

82…. Percentage of Americans who don’t think President Bush has a clear plan for keeping gas prices down [16]



[2] Consumer Expenditure Survey from Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Energy Information Administration

[3] [EIA, Household Vehicle Use: Latest Data and Trends, 11/05 Energy OUtlook 2006]]


[5] U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission data


[7] Taxpayers for Common Sense –

[8] New York Times, March 28, 2006

[9] ABC News, 4/14/06

[10] Energy Information Administration (EIA) –


[12] ibid

[13] Friedman et al. "Drilling In Detroit: Tapping Automaker Ingenuity to Build Safe and Efficient

Automobiles." Union of Concerned Scientists & Center for Auto Safety. June 2001.

[14] ibid



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Message 21
From: "John Perna"
Date: Wed May 10, 2006 5:13am(PDT)
Subject: Re: Port Scans by DoD

Cait <> I found this message
in my "bulk mail folder",
treated as spam,
but it is actually political censorship.
The message may have been trimmed out to avoid the key word censorship.

Censorship tactics on THE INTERNET
When you are a member of an egroup,
you can watch the censorship happen before your very own eyes.
You send a message to the group, and you get your own message back,
because you are one of the members of the group.
I sent a message to the group, and did NOT get that message back.
I checked to see if it was a moderated group,
and the message HAD not yet been approved.
Sometimes I sent a test message, and the test message was delivered.
Then I found that the censored message had been marked as "spam",
and put into the "spam" folder.
Interestingly enough, every message which
triggered this "glitch" once ; almost always triggered this "glitch" every time that it is sent. Even a REPLY to such a message will trigger the CAPCHA censorship window UNLESS the censored message is trimmed out.
ALMOST ALL of these messages were critical of something that the Department of Homeland Security had done.
Now what about the strange problems in just getting the message OUT?
FIRST I sent a message ANNOUNCING that the censored message was
about to be sent, within five minutes.
THEN I sent the censored message.
I got LOTS of emails back from people;
who got the announcement,
but did NOT get the censored message.

Below you will see a few of the problems,
that I encountered trying to sent the censored message
NONE of the things, that you see below, EVER happened,
while sending the ANNOUNCEMENT.
Just a few of the censorship tactics that I saw
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Freedom of speech - Use it or lose it

When they took away the 4th Amendment,
we were quiet,
because we didn't deal drugs.

When they took away the 6th Amendment,
we were quiet,
because we were innocent.

When they took away the 2nd Amendment,
we were quiet,
because we don't own guns.

Now they have taking away the 1st Amendment,
and very soon,
if we continue to be quiet,
we will have no choice,
but to be continue to be quiet.

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Message 22
From: "MarshaMcClelland"
Date: Wed May 10, 2006 5:37am(PDT)
Subject: Letter from President of Iran speaks of 911 Truth on page 4


Message 23
From: "John Perna"
Date: Wed May 10, 2006 7:04am(PDT)


ONE NEW LAW- which is actually ENFORCED:

The penalty for illegal immigration to the United States is FIVE YEARS AT HARD LABOR... building a wall at the United States border.

After the sentence is served- Deportation to the country of origin.

The penalty for SECOND OFFENCE for illegal immigration to the United States is TEN YEARS AT HARD LABOR... building a wall at the United States border.

After the sentence is served- Deportation to the country of origin.

They might be too old for the hard labor.

Our future if we do not control immigration

Did we not notice what happened to the Indians because they did not control immigration?
If you woke up tonight with a gun at your head,
you would agree that burglary should be illegal.
So is illegal immigration.
Those who were born here of parents who were citizens,
are our citizens.
The fact that our ancestors were immigrants is irrelevant when discussing the invasion that is now taking place.
THE QUESTION IS Do WE keep criminals out of our own home?

Did you see the photos of the demonstrators?
The signs said things like this:

"We did not cross the border.
The border crossed us"

"This is our land. Gringos should leave"

"All Europeans who came here since 1492 were illegal"

They flew Mexican flags and did the national anthem in Spanish.
Did your ancestors try to change our language?

Do a google search on "Atzlan". In case you do not want to bother,
I will tell you that "Atzlan" is the name of the new country,
that they plan to form after they take the south west away from the "gringos".

When will the bloodshed stop in Israel?
What is it like in South Africa now?
Did we learn nothing from studying Roman history?
Do we want the same thing here?

If the number of illegal immigrants,
that we have now,
are having boycotts, demonstrations, demanding "rights", and claiming to own this country,
If they have it so bad here, why are they coming in droves?
If they have it so bad here, why don't they go back?

What we are seeing now is IMPORTED CLASS STRUGGLE.
To understand what happens to a nation that becomes engulfed in CLASS STRUGGLE
read the Communist Manifesto.
Their demonstrations and boycotts were on May First.
May First is a communist holiday.

The FTAA would open our borders totally


Unfortunately, many Congressmen have accepted this hype that the so-called Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are just designed to open up markets for American exports.

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Message 24
From: "reggie501"
Date: Wed May 10, 2006 7:48am(PDT)
Subject: Surely the "Hand Of Allah" - 9/11 update - tvnl news

9/11 News :

· Surely the "Hand Of Allah" - The number of coincidences that
occurred in those few days is mind boggling. Passports surviving fires
and found blocks away and belonging to terrorists, the Miracle of a
bag that did not get onto the flight that included the names and
details of every hijacker. Persons receiving warnings out of the ether
not to fly on that day. Cell phones suddenly working where they had
never worked before along with people recording their calls. People
barely trained in flying aircraft performing miraculous corkscrew
maneuvers in Jumbo Aircraft!


Message 25
From: "janet phelan"
Date: Wed May 10, 2006 8:03am(PDT)
Subject: Update on Susan Lindauer

Reporter and activist Susan Lindauer's initial court date on whether or not she will be committed to a mental institution and/or forcibly medicated was May 4. According to J. Fields, who was in court that day, things did not go well for Susan. Fields stated to me that there were two witnesses who consumed most of the time in court. These two psychiatric experts testified that Susan's "psychosis"--which apparently is comprised of such symptoms as "delusions of persecution" --(seriously, how transparent can they get?) may not be treatable at all. There were citings of psychiatric clinical trials, in which standard anti-psychotic medications does not work with people who have these delusions. In a nutshell, the considerations in court had narrowed to whether Susan should be committed and forcibly medicated or simply committed.

Her attorney, Sanford Talkin, had initially contacted these psychiatrists for their opinions. It was Talkin who had made the moves towards declaring Lindauer incompetent.

Dr. Kennedy, whose pre-trial counseling with Lindauer produced a sheath of documents stating that she was quite sane, was not called as a witness.

Along with J. Fields, Mark Bilk and I had been doing some of the radio interviews about Susan's plight--Republic Broadcast Network, Preparedness Now, etc. Bilk contacted a National Lawyer's Guild attorney of his acquaintance, Riva Enteen, who was able to locate an attorney in NYC who expressed interest in this case and sat in on the proceedings on May 4. Through diligent eleventh hour networking and hours on the phone, Mark Bilk was able to arrange for this lawyer to begin the legal maneuverings toward having Sanford Talkin removed as Susan's attorney and having herself substituted.

The hearing had been continued to May 9, yesterday. At this point in time, the new attorney, Liz Fink, was able to get a continuance until June. She has a concrete strategy to obliterate the "incompetency" declarations, and believes that the "espionage" case is quite weak.

In other words, this is wonderful news.

I would like to express my deepest appreciation to Mark Bilk, J. Fields and Riva Enteen, whose involvement in Susan's plight may have facilitated a minor miracle for Lindauer. Thanks also to Dick Heiser and all others who took it upon themselves to contact Sanford Talkin and/or Judge Mukasey.

I'll keep you all updated as to what transpires in June. Things are looking much brighter for Lindauer at this point in time.

Janet Phelan

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