Friday, June 23, 2006

[political-research] Digest Number 1269

Messages In This Digest (25 Messages)

Re: On Anti-Semitism From: LeaNder
APC / AZEC - AIPAC's  Zionist  origins , its Successes , Controversi From: w r
" The warp factor of the Israeli lobby" From: w r
[Fwd: Traficant Speech] From: The Webfairy
Some Key Questions about 9/11 From: The Webfairy
Top 100 Network Security Tools From: Sean McBride
An Official Campaign of Systematic Lies About Iraq From: Sean McBride
911 Truth and Texas Terror (Special to Lone Star Iconoclast) From: Captain May
Christopher Hitchens: 9/11 Was an Exhilarating Moment From: Sean McBride
Whither Zionism?: Books: Ernst Rodin From: Sean McBride
Study says Earth's temp at 400-year high From: Sean McBride
William Blum: Why Bush's Iraq is Worse Than Saddam's From: Sean McBride
A Threat from Within: A History of Jewish Opposition to Zionism: Boo From: Sean McBride
Live TV Online TV From: Sean McBride
Case-Based Reasoning in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining From: Sean McBride
Report from AIPAC From: Bill Giltner
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LA Times censors newsroom Internet feed From: Sean McBride
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Metadata Interoperability and Standardization - A Study of Methodolo From: Sean McBride
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AT&T Rewrites Rules: Your Data Isn't Yours From: Sean McBride
When robots learn social skills From: Sean McBride



Re: On Anti-Semitism

Posted by: "LeaNder"   l_l_hahn

Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:42 am (PST)

I should proofread my messages occasionally, especially if a topic is
so emotional and close to my core.

I corrected a couple of things. One little addition:

Your political-research confronts me with a paradox:

The art of good science is simplification of complex reality,
or discovering central patterns. But simplification is, as a
American scholar suggested not long ago, also the core of
the Nazi propaganda.

Maybe I have to go back to Kant to solve the riddle.

I probably would suggest simplification with a clearly defined,
well established scapegoat and additional grounding in deeply
rooted mythoi.


I should proofread my messages occasionally, especially if a topic is
so emotional and close to my core.

I corrected a couple of things. One little addition:

Your political-research confronts me with a paradox:

The art of good science is simplification of complex reality,
or discovering central patterns. But simplification is, as a
American scholar suggested not long ago, is also the core of
the Nazi propaganda.

I probably would suggest simplification with a clearly defined
well established scapegoat and additional grounding in a deepth that
has deep roots in Christian religion and
is hard to assess by reason.


Re: On Anti-Semitism

sorry, longer note, you know this is one of my favorite topics.

> On Anti-Semitism
> Engaging in principled and reasonable intellectual and policy
disagreements with specific Jewish individuals, organizations and groups
over issues like the Iraq War or calls for an American attack on Iran
are not instances of anti-Semitism, especially if they are framed by an
honest respect for the Jewish tradition as a whole.

Absolutely, no doubt. The question would be, what can we logically
deduced from the fact that the "common interest" between leading
American and Israeli Likud forces and their clear support for a war in
the Middle East against the dislike of war by the larger part of the
Where does dot-connecting logic intersects reality, were does it miss it
and why? [associatively: were does myth enter perception] Will we ever
be able to see the complete picture of all the interests in play? Are
there processes influences we are we not even aware of? Could there have
been much longer strategies of American interests in play that are less
visible and basically classified? I know we've been here before; what
about the Grand Chess Game, or the prognosticated Clash of Civilization?
Prophesies or pointing towards larger strategies?

What parts of this is business as usual compared to e.g. the war drums
up to the Kosovo intervention; Milosevic supposed horseshoe tactics and
planned genocide?

I am no doubt impressed by your instinct and I guess you wouldn't have
expected to finally read the Walt/Mearsheimer paper, when we had our
first debates. Or did you?

> Attacks on Jews as a whole, with the aim of demonizing and inciting
hatred against all Jews and the Jewish tradition, are obviously
expressions of real and dangerous anti-Semitism.

This is what one of my BIFs (best internet friend; what happened to
Bob?) calls the zero plural: "the Jew". And as you, he considers it the
ultimate sign of the antisemitsim. Yes antisemitism is still pretty
common, down to the most curious little details that tend to stay the
same over centuries. The "Jew" was the ultimate European "Other". this
sits deep in the West's collective memory surrounded by myth hard to
penetrate since dearly guarded by Christian religion, as your long
list of
antisemites proves. And the much attacked Zionism, you dislike so much,
confronted with the late nineteenth century pogroms must have considered
the "place of one's own" as the ultimate solution to what was talked
about as "The Jewish problem" [e.g. Dostoevsky]. Apparently the use
of reason failed again and again. At least it must have felt worth a
try, against all warnings.

Obviously below the zero plural you find all kinds of people from
ones you love to the ones you dislike, from brilliant to stupid, to
insensitive and racist ones.

But obviously you can also avoid the zero plural. As a German, I found
it hard to even use the plural: "Jews", the very word felt
tainted, Hitler forced me to use it after having turned it into an
insult. So e.g. when writing about Nazi feature film and propaganda,
I used the seemingly less tainted and irritating: The "Jewish
people". Which I learned lately a Jewish American considers just as
irritating. As I was told I should have used Jewish-Germans; which
without Hitler wouldn't have been necessary at all. Since without him
their religion wouldn't have mattered, as it does not matter weather
someone is Catholic or Protestant.

Lately I register impatience with an inquisitive tone, no matter if it
is from Jew to Jew, or from English scholar to German, or from
taboo-wise to witnit curious kid. A hunting spirit for the slightest
signs, compared with utter self-righteousness on one side, accompanied
by the ritualized tirade of facts, since it somehow feels everybody
must know and accept as a given. But then?

The problem about taboos is you can avoid issues altogether. Or you can
circumvent them elegantly, and leave the "zero plural" to the
less verbal and or educated. It no doubt has to do with education, but
I doubt it's true that that this is the whole story. What happens in the
taboo observant, the ones following the rituals or mirroring it on
others beneath the surface? Difficult subject, indeed.

> Real anti-Semitism makes it difficult or impossible to engage in
meaningful discussions and debates over possibly destructive policies
that are advocated by particular factions within the Jewish world,
whether it be Greater Israelists or some other group. This is why it is
important to call out real anti-Semitism when it rears its ugly head and
to eliminate it from policy discussions.

Yes, probably. But inquisition has its ends. Some might dissemble. Is
there any way to judge intentions?

I got two private mails from Eastman. I never paid any attention on him,
never had a private exchange with him. So what should I think about
this? Where did he get my email from, and why does he think I should be
interested? The passage I read suggests, he has worked on his verbal
expression compared to his cia-drugs rantings? Has he trained by reading
Sean McBride and a couple of others? He seemed an utter antisemite
then, but so seemed others including the now dead Brian, who advertised
the Protocols and offered to sent Michael Collins-Piper's Final
Judgement to anyone for free who wanted it. And Collins-Pipes I know
from my websearch then, has deep roots in the US right-wing scene. [But
true the German web is purged of these links now, in this respect I do
not need my state's care, maybe others?]
" Michael Collins Piper, "Conservative' Imperialists Head Bush
)," American Free Press, no date. (NOTE:
The American Free Press has ties to neo-Nazis. This article is
interesting mostly as an exercise in how legitimate information from
other sources gets used in anti-Semitic propaganda.)"

Guiliani posts to your lists. She once interviewed Michael Collins-Pipes
with her Wing-TV partner Thorn, they are not only attracted to
Collins-Piper, but seem to consider Holocaust denial is something
American's should learn more about.

Lately I think the Australian Adelaide Institute (?)surfaced on this
list. Now compared with them Mike Eastman seems to be a copycat in it's
earliest steps. I might be wrong, no doubt.

Were to start, were to end, were to set preferences. How to built an
exclusion list?
> Real anti-Semites play right into the hands of Jewish extremists,
and Jewish extremists play right into the hands of real anti-Semites.
Both sides of this particular divide need one another and survive in a
kind of obscene symbiotic relationship.

You might be right here.



APC / AZEC - AIPAC's  Zionist  origins , its Successes , Controversi

Posted by: "w r"   three_judges

Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:46 am (PST)

Haim Katz told the Washington Times that he taped the
conversation because "as someone Jewish, I am
concerned when a small group has a disproportionate
I think that hurts everyone, including Jews.

If David Steiner wants to talk about the incredible,
disproportionate clout AIPAC has, the public should
know about it."...

Other critics, such as Representative Dave Obey, of
Wisconsin, contend that AIPAC primarily reflects the
right-wing Likud's positions, rather than representing
those of more left-wing Israeli political parties,
such as the Labor Party.


Friedman, Robert I. " Zealots for Zion: Inside
Israel's West Bank Settlement Movement. " New York:
Random House, 1992. 263 pages.

Robert Friedman, an award-winning writer on U.S.
Jewish affairs and the radical right in Israel, is
currently a staff writer at the Village Voice in New

This book is mostly about events and personalities in

but also includes substantial material about the U.S.
Zionist lobby that supports the Israeli settlement


Lobbying is the professional practice of public
affairs advocacy, with the goal of influencing a
governing body by promoting a point of view.

AIPAC is not registered under the Foreign Agents
Registration Act (FARA) [14],

which requires those who receive funds or act on
behalf of a foreign government to register.

While AIPAC maintains that it receives

no funds or directions

from the State of Israel,

past critics, such as former American Senator William
Fulbright and former senior CIA official Victor
Marchetti, contended that AIPAC should have

A lobbyist is a person who is paid (or volunteers) to
influence legislation as well as public opinion.


"THE TANGLED WEB: Israel, Palestine, and the Holocaust

In 1944 the American Palestine Committee sponsored a
National Conference on Palestine.

The conference, which was held in Washington and
attended by leaders from all parts of the country,
adopted resolutions with regard to the Jews of Europe
and the future of Palestine, demanding maximum Jewish
immigration to Palestine and the reconstitution of the
country as a Jewish Commonwealth.

The same year members of the American Palestine
Committee in both houses of Congress

lent their support to the efforts of Abba Hillel
Silver and

the American Zionist Emergency
Council, which he headed,

to have Congress adopt a resolution favoring Zionist
aims in Palestine.

The resolution was finally adopted late in 1945.


" Emergency Committee for Zionist Affairs "

Entry in the " Encyclopaedia of Zionism and Israel "
(ed. Patai),

excerpts regarding the activities of the Committee
during World War II

Coordinating body of American Zionist organizations,

founded in 1939 and subsequently renamed

American Emergency Committee for Zionist Affairs
(January, 1942),

American Zionist Emergency Council (fall, 1942),

and American Zionist
Council (1949).

In the closing days of the 21th Zionist Congress in
Geneva on the brink of World War II (August, 1939),
Chaim Weizmann and his colleagues in the World Zionist
Organization (WZO) authorized the setting up of a
special Emergency Committee in the United States.

This committee, which was to consist of a group of
prominent leaders of the Zionist Organization of
America (ZOA) and of representatives of other main
American Zionist organizations - Hadassah, Labor
Zionists and Mizrahi - was to have two purposes:

(1) to have in the then neutral United States a body
that could assume the authority and functions of World
Zionist leadership to the extent that the activities
of the World Zionist Executive in London and Jerusalem
might be restricted by wartime conditions;

and (2)

to bring home to the American public Jewish and
non-Jewish alike, and to American political leaders
the needs of the Jews as a people and the role of
Palestine in the future of world Jewry. The latter
function was considered a vital necessity in view of
the role the United States could be expected to have
in the eventual peace settlement.


The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
is a special interest group that lobbies the United
States Government in favor of maintaining a close U.S.
- Israel relationship.

Describing itself as "America's Pro-Israel Lobby,"

it is a mass-membership organization including both
Jews and non-Jews, and is considered one of the most

Founded in 1953 by I.L. "Si" Kenen,

AIPAC's original name was

the American Zionist Committee for
Public Affairs.

According to UCLA political science professor and
author, Steven Spiegel,

"the tension between the Eisenhower administration and
Israeli supporters was so acute

that there were rumors (unfounded as it turned out)

that the administration would investigate

the American Zionist Council.

Therefore, an independent lobbying committee was

which years later

was renamed [AIPAC]." [SPIEGEL, p. 52].

Activities and stated goals

AIPAC's stated purpose is to lobby the Congress of the
United States on issues and legislation that are in
the best interests of Israel and the United States.

It regularly meets with members of Congress and holds
events where it can share its views.

It also provides analysis of the voting records of
U.S. federal representatives and senators with regard
to how they voted on legislation related to Israel.
AIPAC has been effective in gaining support for Israel
among members of Congress and White House

The New York Times described AIPAC on July 6, 1987 as

"a major force in shaping United States policy in
the Middle East."

The article also stated that:

"The organization has gained power to influence a
presidential candidate's choice of staff, to block
practically any arms sale to an Arab country, and to
serve as a catalyst for intimate military relations
between The Pentagon and the Israeli army. Its leading
officials are consulted by State Department and White
House policy makers, by senators and generals."

AIPAC's views of its strengths and achievements

AIPAC claims its strengths lie in its national
membership base and great research capacity to
understand both Israel's interest and the interests of
other countries affecting US-Israel relationship
around the world. Some of the achievements it claims
[1] include:

* Isolating Hamas, Hezbollah, and Palestinian
Islamic Jihad by advocating that the Administration
place the terrorist groups on a more restrictive
terrorist list, allowing the United States to sanction
foreign financial institutions if they fail to block
the organizations’ assets.

* Disrupting Hamas financing by urging the
Administration to freeze the assets of the U.S.-based
Holy Land Foundation, which has been accused of
funneling money to the terrorist organization.

* Defending Israel from terrorist bomb attacks by
securing $28 million for Israel to purchase American
technology, including robots and scanners, designed to
detect and neutralize bombs.


AIPAC advises members of Congress about the issues
that face today's Middle East, including the dangers
of extremism and terrorism.

It was an early supporter of the Counter-Terrorism Act
of 1995,

which resulted in increased FBI resources being
committed to fight terrorism, as well as expanded
federal jurisdiction in prosecuting criminal
activities related to terrorism.

AIPAC also supported the funding of a number of
Israeli military projects that have resulted in many
new additions to the arsenal of America's Armed

The Arrow anti-missile system is now the most advanced
working anti-ballistic missile system in the world.

Martin Indyk research director at the AIPAC,

founded the

Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP)
think-tank in 1985.

AIPAC lobbies for financial aid from the United States
to Israel, helping to procure nearly $3 billion in
aid. [1]


AIPAC has been connected to several controversial

In 1982, AIPAC was able to convince the US Congress
and President Reagan

to veto a French-supported UN resolution condemning
the Israeli Invasion of Lebanon,

which called for the immediate withdrawal of Israeli
soldiers from Lebanon to allow for the safe evacuation
of Palestinians.

This caused some critics in the media to argue that

"Reagan administration could not commit itself to
concrete action to stop the killing in Lebanon". [2]

The United States defended its vote stating that the
proposed resolution would allow the PLO to retain its
weapons during the evacuation, thus allowing it to
potentially carry out attacks throughout the

In 1992, AIPAC president David Steiner had to resign

when he was tape recorded boasting about his political

saying he had "cut a deal" with the Bush
administration to give more aid to Israel.

He had arranged for "almost a billion dollars in other
goodies," he added and was "negotiating" with the
incoming Clinton administration over appointing a
pro-Israeli Secretary of State.

Steiner also stated AIPAC had "a dozen people in (the
Clinton) headquarters. And they are all going to get
big jobs."

Haim Katz told the Washington Times that he taped the
conversation because "as someone Jewish, I am
concerned when a small group has a disproportionate

I think that hurts everyone, including Jews.

If David Steiner wants to talk about the incredible,
disproportionate clout AIPAC has, the public should
know about it."[3]


AIPAC also has critics, including United States
Representative Cynthia McKinney and journalist
Alexander Cockburn of CounterPunch,

who claim that AIPAC was instrumental in helping to
defeat Congressional candidates that AIPAC deemed
unfriendly to Israel, Representative McKinney of
Georgia (after her first term as a Representative) and
former Representative Earl F. Hilliard of Alabama.[2]
[3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Other critics, such as Representative Dave Obey, of

contend that AIPAC primarily reflects the right-wing
Likud's positions, rather than representing those of
more left-wing Israeli political parties, such as the
Labor Party.[8] [3] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

For critics, the relationship between AIPAC and the
Israeli government raises other concerns.

AIPAC is not registered under

the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) [14],

which requires those who receive funds or act on
behalf of a foreign government to register.

While AIPAC maintains that it receives no funds or
directions from the State of Israel,

past critics, such as former American Senator William
Fulbright and former senior CIA official Victor
Marchetti, contended that AIPAC should have

The recent AIPAC espionage scandal has increased
attention to FARA's possible applicability to AIPAC.

Hedrick Smith claimed in his book " The Power Game:
How Washington Works " that AIPAC had become a

"[It] gained so much political muscle that by 1985
AIPAC and its allies could force President Reagan to
renege on an arms deal he had promised to [Jordan's]
King Hussein.

By 1986, the pro-Israel lobby could stop Reagan from
making another jet fighter deal with Saudi Arabia,

and Secretary of State George Shultz had to sit down
with AIPAC's executive director -- not Congressional
leaders -- to find out what level of arms sales to the
Saudis AIPAC would tolerate".

Michael Massing discusses the activities of AIPAC in
his essay "The Storm over the Israel Lobby" in The New
York Review of Books. [16]


1. ^ AIPAC. AIPAC: Who we are. AIPAC. Accessed March
28, 2006.

2. ^ Cockburn, Alexander. From Cynthia McKinney to
Katha Pollitt, to the ILWU to Paul Krugman,
CounterPunch, August 21, 2002. Accessed March 26,

3. ^ Muwakkil, Salim. The warp factor of the Israeli
lobby, Chicago Tribune, July 1, 2002. Accessed on, March 26, 2006.

4. ^ Nigut, Bill. Deconstructing Cynthia McKinney,
Atlanta Jewish Times, November 5, 1999. Accessed March
26, 2006.

5. ^ McKinney. Cynthia Ann McKinney: The Voice of the
Voiceless, Campaign Web Site. Accessed March 26, 2006.

6. ^ Hughes, William. McKinney's Defeat: Undue
Meddling, CounterPunch, September 5, 2002. Accessed
March 26, 2006.

7. ^ Madsen, Wayne. Crushing Congressional Dissent:
The Fall of Hilliard, Barr and McKinney, CounterPunch,
August 22, 2002. Accessed March 26, 2006.

8. ^ Edsall, Thomas B. and Moore, Molly. Pro-Israel
Lobby Has Strong Voice. The Washington Post, September
5, 2004. Accessed March 26, 2006.

9. ^ Zogby, James. Is AIPAC in Trouble? Part IV: The
Problems Within the Lobby and the Jewish Community,
Arab American Institute, August 30, 1993. Accessed
March 27, 2006.

10. ^ Ticker, Bruce. AIPAC Charges Offer Opportunity,
Philadelphia Jewish Voice, September 2005. Accessed
March 27, 2006.

11. ^ Rozen, Laura and Vest, Jason. Cloak and Swagger,
The American Prospect, November 2, 2004. Accessed
March 27, 2006.

12. ^ Nir, Ori. Questions raised over AIPAC's tactics,
The Forward, September 3, 2004. Accessed March 27,

13. ^ Dorf, Matthew. After Barak win, AIPAC reverses
opposition to a Palestinian state, The Jewish News
Weekly of Northern California, May 28, 1999. Accessed
March 27, 2006.

14. ^ Foreign Agents Registration Unit (FARA)
Counterespionage Section, Department of Justice,
Criminal Division. Accessed March 28, 2006.

15. ^ Nir, Ori. Leaders Fear Probe Will Force
Pro-Israel Lobby To File as ‘Foreign Agent' Could Fuel
Dual Loyalty Talk. The Forward. December 21, 2004.
Accessed March 28, 2006.

16. ^ Massing, Michael. "The Storm over the Israel
Lobby", The New York Review of Books, June 8, 2006

A report written by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M.
Walt for the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard
University, argues

that AIPAC managed to convince American lawmakers,
officials and US public opinion to support Israel,

even though this support runs counter to America's own
national interests.

A summary of the paper appears in the London Review of

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" The warp factor of the Israeli lobby"

Posted by: "w r"   three_judges

Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:46 am (PST)

" By conflating Israel's interest with Sharon's

AIPAC is dragging the U.S. deeper into this quagmire.

" The warp factor of the Israeli lobby"

Salim Muwakkil. Salim Muwakkil is a senior editor at
In These Times

July 1, 2002

President Bush's recent speech outlining his plan for
Middle East peace provided the latest example of how
U.S. policy has been warped by Israel's powerful
American lobby.

The speech, which seemed to blame the problems of the
Middle East on Palestinians and their need for "new
leaders not compromised by terror," was totally bereft
of historical context.

Certainly, terrorism must be condemned. But like the
terrorism used by Israel's renegade Irgun, or South
Africans resisting apartheid, the French fighting Nazi
occupation, or Nicaragua's contras, it also must be
framed by history.

Bush did none of that.

He barely mentioned Israel's illegal, 35-year
occupation of Palestinian land, or its violations of
UN resolutions and Geneva Convention protocols. Nor
did Bush note the evidence of Israeli human-rights
violations (including the targeting of civilians)
consistently reported by Amnesty International, Human
Rights Watch, Physicians for Human Rights and several
other humanitarian groups.

How can a president who claims to be a force for
freedom in the world ignore such flagrant flouting of
human-rights standards? How, you ask? Six words: The
American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

This group, widely known by the acronym AIPAC, is a
major lobbying group for Israeli interests in
Congress. But its influence goes way beyond Congress.
A May 28 story on the Fox News Web site traces much of
American's support for Israel "to the power of the
collective Jewish, or pro-Israeli lobby, a
well-organized, well-funded, extremely active and
extraordinarily connected group . . . " The powerhouse
lobby, which boasts more than 65,000 Jewish and
non-Jewish members, has mastered the process of
persuasion like few other groups. America's pro-Israel
foreign policy is one function of its success;
approximately $3 billion in annual U.S. aid to Israel
is another.

But in recent months--particularly since Sept. 11--a
powerful coalition of right-wing Christians and
neo-conservative activists have augmented the group's
traditional base and magnified its influence.

We got a taste of that clout in May when an
AIPAC-crafted resolution, applauding Ariel Sharon's
military incursions into Palestinian lands (and
providing an additional $200 million for Israeli
defense activities), passed the House and Senate by
overwhelming votes.

In addition to its national presence, AIPAC is
exercising its clout in individual states as well.
Here in Illinois, for example, Gov. George Ryan
recently signed a House bill that would allow the
state treasurer to invest non-obligated state funds
into Israeli bonds. Currently, 15 other states also
invest in Israeli bonds.

The group also knows how to throw its weight around in
the electoral realm.

One recent victim of that power was five-term Rep.
Earl Hilliard (D-Ala.), who last Tuesday lost a
primary runoff against an opponent heavily supported
by members of AIPAC.

Hilliard had expressed support for a Palestinian state
and he was one of the few Congress members who voted
in opposition to the pro-Israeli resolution in May.

The Alabama contest already had raised a ruckus in
Congress. Last month, some members of the
Congressional Black Caucus accused the Democratic
leadership of failing to back Hilliard, as it
routinely does other incumbents, because of AIPAC

Artur Davis, Hilliard's successful challenger, is an
avid supporter of Israel. According to the June 21
Forward, a publication that focuses on the concerns of
Jews, "Davis has received hundreds of thousands of
dollars in campaign contributions from out-of-state
Jews, including many prominent members of the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee."

Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.), another one of those
rare congressional members who occasionally criticizes
Israel, also is on AIPAC's hit list. In her Aug. 20
primary, she is facing Denise Majette, an
African-American who has been doing a lot of
campaigning at Israel fundraisers.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying there's anything
wrong with supporting Israel. There isn't. And, in
truth, there is something heartening about growing
support for the Jewish state in the Bible-Belt
South--once a bastion of crude anti-Semitism.

But Middle East allegiances should not be the sole
litmus test of political fitness in this country.

What's more, Sharon's right-wing regime is not Israel.
The Israeli prime minister has deftly used "war on
terrorism" rhetoric to lead Israelis (and Americans)
further into the turbulent cycle of
occupation-resistance-revenge, and growing global
enmity--of war without end.

By conflating Israel's interest with Sharon's
policies, AIPAC is dragging the U.S. deeper into this


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[Fwd: Traficant Speech]

Posted by: "The Webfairy"   the_webfairy

Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:50 am (PST)

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Traficant Speech
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 08:51:18 -0400
From: Billy-Joe: Mauldin <>
To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;>

When you have finished examining what is furnished to you here, you will
know WHY James Traficant was "convicted" and sentenced to eight years in

He spoke on the House Floor on March 17, 1993, and I heard part of the
speech on C-SPAN. It was interrupted and no reason was given; C-SPAN
went directly to coverage of another event. More than a year later, I
was able to get a copy of the speech he gave and submitted for the
Congressional Record, and my son downloaded it to his hard drive at the
time. I have had hard copies of that for several years, but did not have
it in MY computer.

Today, I had a need to give a copy to an acquaintance and, now that I am
"computer literate," I went to Thomas (the Congressional Computer
Program) intending to copy and print it out rather than dig out my
copies. When I read what is in the Congressional Record NOW, I
immediately knew it was NOT what Traficant said that day. I dug out my
hard copies and have taken the time to type Traficant's words for you
exactly as they were spoken to a nearly empty chamber.

United States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993 Vol. 33, Page H-1302
and H-1303, Resolution of the Budget AS IT IS NOW REFLECTED IN THE
down to page H-1303 and read the words of James Traficant Jr. AS THEY
/*NOW*/ APPEAR IN THE RECORD, then below read the way it was
*/originally/* read into the record, and the way it appeared when I
downloaded it in 1994.

Here is what the record reflected in 1994; WHEN it was changed, I do not

Mark Gregory Koernke
Friday, August 09, 2002 11:55 PM


Speaker: Representative James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House:

"Mr. Speaker, we are here now in Chapter 11. Members of Congress are
official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization in world
history, the U.S. Government.

We are setting forth hopefully, a blueprint for our future.

There are some who say it is a coroner's report that will lead to our

It is an established fact that the United States Federal Government has
been dissolved by the Emergency Banking Act, March 9, 1933, 48 Stat. 1,
Public Law 89-719; declared by President Roosevelt, being bankrupt and
insolvent. HJR 192, 73rd Congress in session June 5, 1933 - Joint
Resolution to Suspend the Gold Standard and Abrogate the Gold Clause
dissolved the Sovereign Authority of the United States and the official
capacities of all United States Governmental Offices, Officers, and
Departments, and is further evidence that the United States Federal
Government exists today in name only.

The receivers of the United States Bankruptcy are the International
Bankers, via the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International
Monetary Fund.

All United States Offices, Officials, and Departments are now operating
within a de facto status in name only under the Emergency War Powers.

With the Constitutional Republican form of Government now dissolved, the
receivers of the Bankruptcy hav adopted a new form of government FOR the
United States. This new form of government is known as a Democracy,
being an established Socialist/Communist order under a new governor for

This act was instituted and established by transferring and/or placing
the Office of the Secretary of Treasury to that of the Governor of the
International Monetary Fund. Public Law 94-564, page 8, Section
H.R.13955 reads in part:

'The U.S. Secretary of Treasury receives no compensation for
representing the United States.'

Gold and silver were such a powerful money during the founding of the
united states of America that the founding fathers declared that only
gold or silver coins can be 'money' in America. Since gold and silver
coinage were heavy and inconvenient for a lot of transactions, they were
stored in banks and a claim check was issued as a money substitute.

People traded their coupons as money, or 'currency.' Currency is not
money, but a money substitute. Redeemable currency must promise to pay a
dollar equivalent in gold or silver money. Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs)
make no such promises and are not 'money.'

A Federal Reserve Note is a debt obligation of the federal United States
Government, not 'money.' The federal United States Government and the
U.S. Congress were not and have never been authorized by the
Constitution for the united states of America to issue currency of any
kind, but only lawful money - gold and silver coin.

It is essential that we comprehend the distinction between real money
and paper money substitute. One cannot get rich by accumulating money
substitutes, one can only get deeper into debt. We the People no longer
have any 'money.'

Most Americans have not been paid any 'money' for a very long time,
perhaps not in their entire life. Now do you comprehend why you feel
broke? Now do you understand why you are 'bankrupt,' along with the rest
of the country?

Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) are unsigned checks written on a closed
account. FRNs are an inflatable paper system designed to create debt
through inflation (devaluation of currency). Whenever there is an
increase of the supply of a money substitute in the economy without a
corresponding increase in the gold and silver backing, inflation occurs.

Inflation is an invisible form of taxation that irresponsible
governments inflict on their citizens. The Federal Reserve Bank who
controls the supply and movement of FRNs has everybody fooled. They have
access to an unlimited supply of FRNs, paying only for the printing
costs of what they need. FRNs are nothing more than promissory notes for
U.S. Treasury securities (T-bills) - a promise to pay the debt to the
Federal Reserve Bank.

There is a fundamental difference between 'paying' and 'discharging' a
debt. To pay a debt, you must pay with value or substance (i.e. gold,
silver, barter or a commodity). With FRNs, you can only discharge a
debt. You cannot pay a debt with a debt currency system. You cannot
service a debt with a currency that has no backing in value or
substance. No contract in Common Law is valid unless it involves an
exchange of 'good and valuable consideration."

Unpayable debt transfers power and control to the sovereign power
structure that has no interest in money, law, equity, or justice because
they have so much wealth already.

Their lust is for power and control.

Since the inception of central banking, they have controlled the fates
of nations.

The Federal Reserve System is based on the Canon law and the principles
of sovereignty protected in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. In
fact, the international bankers used a 'Canon Law Trust' as their model,
adding stock and naming it a 'Joint Stock Trust' in 1873. The Federal
Reserve Act was legislated post facto (to 1870), although post-facto
laws are strictly forbidden by the Constitution (Article I, Section 9,
Paragraph 3).

The Federal Reserve System is a sovereign power structure separate and
distinct from the federal United States government. The Federal Reserve
is a maritime lender, and/or maritime insurance underwriter to the
federal United States operating exclusively under Admiralty/Maritime
law. The lender or underwriter bears the risks, and the Maritime law
compelling specific performance in paying the interest, or premiums, are
the same.

Assets of the debtor can also be hypothecated (to pledge something as a
security without taking possession of it) as security by the lender or
underwriter. The Federal Reserve Act stipulated that the interest on the
debt was to be paid in Gold. There was no stipulation in the Federal
Reserve Act for ever paying the principal.

Prior to 1913, most Americans owned clear, allodial title to property,
free and clear of any liens or mortgages until the Federal Reserve Act
(1913) 'hypothecated' all property within the federal United States to
the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, in which the Trustees
(stockholders) held legal title. The U.S. citizen (tenant, franchisee)
was registered as a 'beneficiary' of the trust via his/her birth

In 1933, the federal United States hypothecated all of the present and
future properties, assets, and labor of their 'subjects,' the 14th
Amendment U.S. citizen, to the Federal Reserve System.

In return, the Federal Reserve System agreed to extend the federal
United States corporation all the credit 'money substitute' it needed.
Like any other debtor, the federal United States government had to
assign collateral and security to their creditors as a condition of the

Since the federal United States didn't have any assets, they assigned
the private property of their 'economic slaves,' the U.S. citizens as
collateral against the unpayable federal debt. They also pledged the
unincorporated federal territories, national park forests, birth
certificates, and non-profit organizations as collateral against the
federal debt.

All has already been transferred as payment to the international bankers.

Unwittingly, America has returned to its pre-American Revolution, feudal
roots whereby all land is held by a Sovereign, and the common people had
no rights to hold allodial title to property.

Once again, We the People are the tenants and sharecroppers renting our
own property from a Sovereign in the guise of the Federal Reserve Bank.

We the People have exchanged one master for another.

This has been going on for over eighty years without the 'informed
knowledge' of the American people, without a voice protesting loud enough.

Now it is easy to grasp why America is fundamentally bankrupt.

Why don't more people own their properties outright?

Why are 90% of Americans mortgaged to the hilt and have little or no
assets after all debts and liabilities have been paid?

Why does it feel like you are working harder and harder and getting less
and less?

We are reaping what has been sown, and the results of our harvest is a
painful bankruptcy, and a foreclosure on American property, precious
liberties, and a way of life.

Few of our elected representatives in Washington, D.C. have dared to
tell the truth. The federal United States is bankrupt. Our children will
inherit this unpayable debt, and the tyranny to enforce paying it.

America has become completely bankrupt in world leadership, financial
credit, and its reputation for courage, vision, and human rights.

This is an undeclared economic war, bankruptcy, and economic slavery of
the most corrupt order.

Wake up, America! Take back your country."


Mark Koernke might also be called a POLITICAL PRISONER. You may write to
him at this address:

Mark Gregory Koernke 295350
Chippewa Correctional Facility
4269 West M-80
Kincheloe, Michigan 49784


Some Key Questions about 9/11

Posted by: "The Webfairy"   the_webfairy

Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:51 am (PST)

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Subject: Apparently the WHOLE DAMN US GOV is a TERRORIST cell
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 14:06:23 -0000
From: applespike <>

summary of 10 recent thermite/thermate posts 17.Jun.2006 15:59
foward me to someone link

[COMMENTARY: in time order of article theme on thermite at WTCs,
videos, discussion, pictures;

[1] since thermite/thermate can be made of basic
industrical chemicals, it can be made "tracerless"--i.e.,
avoid all signature tracer chemicals that the U.S. Govt
requires be mixed in very small amounts in all highly
powerful and highly monitored explosives to keep track of
every batch's origin.

[2] Moreover if he has found it in WTC7, as he says, then
with Silverstein admitting that he conducted a controlled
demolition on 9-11 of WTC7 around 5:30 p.m., then
Silverstein is admitting that WTC1, WTC2, and WTC7 all are
thermate controlled demolitions.

[3] And who was in charge of WTC security? Why, Marvin
Bush, brother of George W. Bush, on the board of

[4] And written up in their mom's (ghostwritten)
autobiography, Barbara Bush drops the other bombshell that
it's just a coincidence that Marvin's contract at the WTCs
was up on September 11, 2001 anyway. She wrote about it in
the book!

[5] The Bush family through Marvin Bush have been in charge
of security of the WTCs since immediately after the first
failed terrorist attempt to knock down the WTCs one month
into Clinton's Presidential tenure in 1993.

[6] The FBI is on record giving the order to conduct
terrorism on the WTC in 1993, via their hired gun Salam,
who didn't want to carry out the attack 'for real' since
he was told by the FBI that he was hired simply for a
sting operation to arrest some perpetrators in a terror
cell he infiltrated for the FBI. [two minute video summary
on this:

[7] When the FBI instead told him to both suggest the WTC
as a target for the 1993 attack, as well as teach them how
to make bombs, as well as FBI allowing him to provide live
explosives--their agent started taping everything covertly
that he was ordered to do in reference to FBI ordering him
to carry out the 1993 terrorist attack on the WTCs.

[8] Immediately after the failed attack on the WTCs, the
Bush family, through a corporate shell vehicle owned in
part by the royal family of Kuwait, the Kuwaiti/American
Corporation, was put in charge of security at the WTCs,
with Marvin Bush on board.

[9] Seven weeks before the controlled demolitions of 9-11,
the towers change hands in their first (rushed) sale,
being all bought up by Silverstein, who introduces a huge
terrorism insurance appendage.

[10] Despite admitting publicly that HE gave the order (in
the PBS special "America Rebuilds") to blow up his own
WTC7 on 9-11, the whole thing is so corrupt that he still
collects 500 million dollars on the "terrorist destruction
alibi" of WTC7, and has already collected several billion
dollars on the 'terrorism clause' in the WTC1/2 insurance.

[11] and We already know that the anthrax that was sent to
congress and which killed several postal workers in the
process (sent to Senator Daschle and to Senator Leahy),
was weaponized under a covert CIA only contract, and it
was a domestic Ames strain of anthrax coming from one of
three or four of the U.S. bioweapons labs.

[12] The "Patriot Act" was already written up before 9-11,
just required a whiff of domestic anthrax to force passage
with a bit more bio- terrorism on the Congress itself by
domestic terrorists;

[13] Bush and his whole Cabinet of course were out of
danger: they were taking an anthrax exclusive drug to
counter it, from September 11 onward, so when the anthrax
hit in early October in DC, Bush's staff would be immune
to the domestic-in-origin anthrax terrorism. The
interesting point of course is Bush's whole team all
psyched up and anticipating an anthrax attack one month in
advance--which just so happens to be the incubation time
for the anthax bacilli--I could go on ad nauseum. The
whole U.S. government is a terrorist unit, operating under
the guise of its counter terrorism squads.]


Top 100 Network Security Tools

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An Official Campaign of Systematic Lies About Iraq

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These kinds of ops tend to backfire and destroy the geniuses who masterminded them. The neocons especially are obsessively preoccupied with using lies and deception to advance their political objectives.

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911 Truth and Texas Terror (Special to Lone Star Iconoclast)

Posted by: "Captain May"   cptmay

Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:20 am (PST)

Captain May, Ghost Troop Commander to
Leon Smith, Publisher, Lone Star Iconoclast

Dear Mr. Smith,

I enjoyed our chat a few minutes ago, and look forward to meeting you in person when I next come to Crawford. As I've said in earlier conversations, one of the Crawford Peace House directors, Kay Lucas, is a member of my cyber-intelligence collective, Ghost Troop, so I'm up in the Heart of Texas pretty regularly.

As more and more of America is learning, the boldest print in journalism is coming right out of the heart of Texas, with your Lone Star Iconoclast showing that independent journalism still exists! I'm sorry I've been out of touch since our last work, a couple of weeks ago, but hope to make amends.

I know that you're familiar with the 911 analysis of recent years (as you print it!), and of the emerging 911-2B analysis (particularly as it relates to Texas terror prospects), so I've decided to submit this as my pro bono submission to you and your fine staff. I believe you'll find my new article/analysis to be of great interest to you and your free-thinking (iconoclastic!) readers as the Bush media begins to tailor the recent "homegrown" Al Qaeda scams into a coherent story-line to set up another 911.

Best regards, CPTMAY

911 Truth and Texas Terror

Houston, Texas (6/22/06)
Special to Lone Star Iconoclast

The Chicago 911 Truth Conference has moved to the forefront 911 Truth history with its creation of a strong and serious statement in its June 2-4 meeting, 9/11 Truth - the Key to Stopping World War III: The statement makes three key assertions that bear notice and careful examination:

Bush made 911 happen on purpose, he didn't' just let it happen.
Bush attempted a 911-2B follow-up attack in the summer of 2005 (interrupted by Internet activists).
Bush needs a successful 911-2B attack to maintain his grip on power and continue the GWOT (Global War on Terror).
I shall set forth and examine each of these in turn -- adding such details as I know to fill in the picture.

MIHOP strength and LIHOP weakness

Those who argue Bush "Made It Happen On Purpose" (MIHOP) have proved their points conclusively, and that those who argue its simply a case of ineptitude are wrong, says the Chicago 911 Statement. According to them, the wrong-headed crowd weakly says that Bush simply "Let It Happen On Purpose" (LIHOP).

The MIHOP argument allows the American People to adopt a posture of due vigilance, they say, since it only stands to reason that if was done once, it may very well be done again. The LIHOP argument invalidates any thought of alerting the public against government terror drills as silly alarmism, or garden-variety conspiracy theory.

In short, LIHOP operates as a brake on the accelerating realization of MIHOP by wider and wider circles of the American People.

The Aborted Nuclear Attack of Summer, 2005

Signers of the Chicago 911 Statement believe that there was a concerted, effective effort by the 911 Truth community (thousands of activists) to alert the public to the danger of a summer, 2005 attack, set up in tandem with the London 7/7 attacks:

Our movement was able to block Sudden Response 05 in Charleston, South Carolina, last August. It shall be the policy of our movement to monitor, identify, expose, denounce, and shut down WMD drills and exercises which threaten to go live in the form of real attacks anywhere in the world. It is our urgent duty to inoculate populations against this notorious trick of the rogue networks.

Almost all the 911 Truth Movement was quite aware, last summer, that the media and Bush terror agencies were spreading a story of an imminent Al-Qaeda nuclear attack on a US port city. The signatories of the Chicago 911 Statement are referring to a specific attempt (or series of attempts) to create just this "media reality" (or set-up) by nuking a US city. For those who want to know, more, I found ample material (official and unofficial) on Sudden Response 2005, and can affirm the operation of the 911 Truth Movement in keeping it from "going live" (which was the Bush intention).

The Pending Terror Attack of Summer, 2006 (911-2B)

The Chicago 911 Truth statement adopts what my associates and I call "911-2B," or the 911-to-be follow-up attack that the controlled media keeps programming us to accept when it comes. After all, they tell us (as they set us up), it's not a matter of IF it's going 2B, but a matter of WHEN it's going 2B. Ergo, our code for the next event: 911-2B.

They say that indicators point toward some sort of false-flag terror event in the near term, as both Bush and Congressional collaborators fear any radical transition of power in the 2006 elections. What on earth would they do if, for instance, an uncontrollable Democrat were to win the leadership of either the House or Senate? It could actually mean independent investigations, and that's simply impossible, in light of what has happened.

The American Political Establishment, the statement argues, needs a 911-2B event to save the man, (George W. Bush) if they want to save the plan (GWOT -- Global War on Terror). Nothing but 911-2B will work at this point.

The Cyber-Resistance of the Internet community is tying down a huge amount of the military and police forces conducting COINTELPRO operations against it. 911 Truth Movement forces are growing, and as is adopting an attitude much more like that of a collective intelligence network. We recently saw the rapid publication by several hundred cyber-publishers (especially Indymedia) of the collective Internet article by Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Watson, William M. Arkin and me, Bunker Time: Federal Gov. to Conduct Large-scale Anti-terror Drill.

Abroad things are getting critical, too, for the Bush administration. The antiwar movement is spreading, and the friendly, "embedded" media has failed in its prostitute task of spinning the Arab nightmare into the American dream. As the clever predicted, Iraq isn't just a quagmire, it's quicksand, and whether the media admits it or not, we can see that that the Army and Marines are just sinking in deeper in a failed war.

Diplomacy isn't going to fix a thing, under the current administration. Yesterday Bush appeared in a joint EU/USA press conference in which he called the people of Europe who fear him like another Hitler (more than half the people, in some countries) that they were "absurd." Bush glowered at the journalists that he knew what was right for America, that things had changed after 911, and that he knew full-well that the American People would begin to lose heart as it forgot the critical lessons of 911.

The press conference ended abruptly after Bush's second repetition of the "absurd" reply, at the behest of handlers. This morning surely some enterprising journalist in Europe will headline a story: Bush to EU: ABSURD! EU to Bush: INSANE!

911-2B would solve it all -- especially the part about his nation failing to remember the lessons he taught it -- by ramping up public aggression against Bush enemies (who would be the ones blamed for the event, of course), and warranting expansion of the war to the nuclear level. The boy-president would finally have the ultimate plaything at his disposal, and the world would tremble at his opportunity to show the world that he is its (and our) master. You don't have to be able to pronounce the word "nuclear" to use nuclear weapons, in this "post-911" reality.

Summary (w/ Friends and Patrons)

The Chicago 911 Truth Statement is spot-on in all three of its assertions, so far as I can tell. I've been pleased to learn from one of the conference organizers (and my publisher), Dr. Kevin Barrett, that our own work as a citizens' cyber-intelligence work was considered by the statement signatories. I'm grateful for that, and especially for the decision by the Irish 911 Truth Movement to post our work in the area of 911-2B in its national site:

A 911 Truth Movement Strategy: Summer 2006

My associates and I believe that the most likely target for Bush terror this summer will be the Texas Gulf coast. It stands to reason that, faced with the decline in his political fortunes, Bush will turn to the state he controls (Texas) and the industry that controls him (Oil) for the results he needs (911-2B).

We note that in the last month we have confirmed terror drills or alerts along the Texas Coast (from east to west) in Beaumont's Exxon Mobil, Deer Park's Shell, and Texas City's British Petroleum. We believe (and have published) that the Houston Metro area is most likely center of the Southeast Texas target zone. In our opinion the Texas Gulf Coast is under Bush terror threat throughout the summer .

We are particularly anxious about the summer's two NASA shuttle launches, set for July 1 and August 28. Both those events will mean the insertion of media and government agents into the Houston Metro area (home of NASA), along with the imposition of informational controls by government media liaisons.

Last year's July 26 launch of the Shuttle Discovery was part of the set-up for a July 28 attempt to "go live" on Texas City, Texas, which was the original "Mission 911-2B," and is the prototype from which concerned Internet activists are learning how a multi-cyber-media infowar campaign can shut down a false-flag attempt.

I have omitted references on the assertions I've made, but our work is accessible via the Irish 911 Truth Movement site I've included above. Those who take a particular interest in the 911-2B Mission of summer, 2005, can find the event -- with articles and real-time interviews, at

I invite all MIHOP researchers to post and publish this article and analysis. God bless -- and protect -- America!

Captain Eric H. May, MI/PAO, USA
CO, Ghost Troop, 3/7 Cybercav+
Mission of Conscience / Patriots in Action

Captain May, a former Army intelligence an public affairs officer, is the founder and commander of Ghost Troop, a 300-strong unit comprised of military and police veterans and active duty, along with civilian research/activists. He is on a self-declared "mission of conscience" to oppose the Bush War Cabal.

Christopher Hitchens: 9/11 Was an Exhilarating Moment

Posted by: "Sean McBride"   smcbride2

Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:32 am (PST)



As a journalist Mr. Hitchens extensively covered the Bosnian war and the Gulf War, yet describes 9/11 as "an exhilarating moment" because it crystallized his views. "Everything I hate is on one side, and everything I love is on the other. I'm never going to get bored with this."


Who would have ever guessed that Christopher Hitchens was such an unappetizing chucklehead, an utter yutz? What happened to this guy? Why has this one-time sharp-minded skeptic failed to subject the official 9/11 story to critical analysis? Has he noticed that even the FBI has remarked that it doesn't possess sufficient evidence to tie Osama bin Laden to the attacks? Has he failed to note the pattern of consistent lying and deceit originating from the neocons and the Bush 43 administration? Is someone holding a gun to this lush's head?

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Whither Zionism?: Books: Ernst Rodin

Posted by: "Sean McBride"   smcbride2

Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:36 am (PST)



The antecedents of the State of Israel from Maccabees to Herzl. The reasons for the current impasse in the Middle East. The state of Israel was conceived on the model of the Maccabean era. Yet, most people know only of the heroic feats of Judas Maccabeus who led a successful revolt against Greek overlordship, cleansed the Jerusalem temple, and established the feast of Hanukkah. The historical facts surrounding these times are not discussed, although they are vital to our understanding of the currently unfolding events in the Middle East. Human emotions, and as a result human behavior, have not changed in 2000 years and we are now witnessing a replay of history. We know how the Maccabean era ended. We also know the real reasons why the Jews lost their homeland, not only the myths rather than the facts keep getting repeated. This is outright dangerous for the future. We are guided by political and religious propaganda and since our politicians cannot, or will not, take the time to really study history they stumble from one disaster into another. This book is intended to deprive them of excuses because it is short and written in everyday language.

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Study says Earth's temp at 400-year high

Posted by: "Sean McBride"   smcbride2

Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:43 am (PST)


The Earth is the hottest it has been in at least 400 years, probably even longer. The National Academy of Sciences, reaching that conclusion in a broad review of scientific work requested by Congress, reported Thursday that the "recent warmth is unprecedented for at least the last 400 years and potentially the last several millennia."

A panel of top climate scientists told lawmakers that the Earth is heating up and that "human activities are responsible for much of the recent warming." Their 155-page report said average global surface temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere rose about 1 degree during the 20th century.

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William Blum: Why Bush's Iraq is Worse Than Saddam's

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A Threat from Within: A History of Jewish Opposition to Zionism: Boo

Posted by: "Sean McBride"   smcbride2

Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:06 am (PST)


"This book is required reading for every serious student of Jewish history and concerned layman alike."--Rabbi Daniel Greer, Dean, Yeshiva of New Haven

"By daring to question Zionism, Rabkin squarely poses the question of the future of Jewish life. This question will form the struggle of Jewish identity in the 21st century."--Dr. Marc H. Ellis, Professor of American and Jewish Studies, Baylor University

"This book sheds light on religious anti-Zionism, which, demographically and ideologically, represents the most serious threat to Israel as a State and as a collective identity"-- Joseph Hodara, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

"I can only welcome the publication of this unconventional book based on often ignored historical facts. It is up to us to draw lessons from it." - Rabbi Moshe Gérard Ackermann, Neve Yerushalayim Jewish Education Network, Jerusalem

"Yakov Rabkin has produced an altogether remarkable book that tells the story and analyses the ideas of the Orthodox Jewish movement opposed to Zionism and the State of Israel. I am enormously impressed by the author's historical scholarship, by his brilliant analysis of a complex literature and by the lucidity of his prose. This is an extraordinary book." - Dr Gregory Baum, Professor of Theology, McGill University

"This book is fascinating. it presents a range of anti-Zionist arguments developed in Jewish religious circles that are practically unknown to the public. It is a solid contribution to scholarship." - Dr Alain Bouchard, Professor of Theology, Laval University

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Case-Based Reasoning in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

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Report from AIPAC

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Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:30 pm (PST)


Bloglines - U.S. Congressional Candidate pursuing truth, trust, and

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U.S. Congressional Candidate pursuing truth, trust, and
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On the eve of the 2006 summer, Oklahoma City was introduced to
the only independent candidate for U.S. Congress from the 5th
district. In a speech given before the Northwest Chamber,
Matthew Horton Woodson illustrated the issue that he believes is
the most critical for the 110th Congress. Citing Eisenhower's
farewell speech candidate Woodson stressed the importance of an
informed and knowledgeable public. To that end, bringing up
9/11/01, Woodson demonstrated the fact that the third and last
tower to collapse before entering the "War on Terror" did so
because of controlled demolition. Candidate Woodson held up a
video recording of the collapse of 7 World Trade Center for the
audience and his fellow candidates. This 47 story building
collapsed in 6.5 seconds at 5:20pm on 9/11/01, a collapse that
wasn't explained by the 9/11 Commission Report.

"Before February of 2006, I had never even realized a third tower
collapsed on September 11, 2001" said Woodson. "It was amazing to
me when I first saw the video of 7 World Trade Center collapsing,
it looked like control demolition, so I decided to research it."

After 5 months of research, Woodson concluded that all three
towers collapsed due to controlled demolition, and therefore must
be a domestic crime. His research included a trip to Chicago to
interview and obtain an endorsement from physicist Dr. Steven
Jones of BYU. Dr. Jones has published a detailed paper proving
the World Trade Center Towers collapsed due to controlled
demolition. That paper can be found at:

Woodson, decided to run for political office to help restore
truth and trust back into our Government. This matter is so
important to the very foundation of our Government, Woodson
decided the best way to help save it was to participate in it.
"At the Candidate forum hosted by the Northwest Chamber, I
ensured that all but 2 candidates for U.S. Congress from the 5th
district know about the collapse of 7 World Trade Center. It is
up to them as to what they do with this information. I believe
it's both the press and politicians' job to inform and alert the
public; I hope my fellow candidates realize the awesome
responsibility Congress holds in sending troops to war. As
Congressman, when I ask someone to risk their life for my
freedom, I am going to do all that is within my ability to assure
them they are doing so based on facts that can be trusted. "
Contact: Matthew Horton Woodson, U.S. Congressional Candidate 5th
Email: <>
Web: <>
Phone: 405-370-9543

Note: Be sure to check out the link for an interview with Steven
Jones as well.


Bloglines - Lt. Colonel Mentions Shoot Down Orders on 9/11 on BBC

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Lt. Colonel Mentions Shoot Down Orders on 9/11 on BBC
> By dz

1MB WMV | 4 MB MP4

This is a followup to the submission we posted about here
> yesterday. This interview is in regards to
protecting the World Cup.

We would expect that they might scramble fighters to intercept
the aircraft, and if necessary - as we saw from 9/11 - possibly
shoot down the aircraft.

I'm not sure how much can really be inferred from this clip
alone, so take it for what you will.

Good job Eirik in tracking this down! Thanks to (_)sagi for the
initial heads up as well.


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particular interest to me. Articles have appeared on
Brussellstribunal <> ,,
dissidentvoice <> ,,, legitgov <>
, medialens <> , uruknet
<> , oldamericancentury
The Haditha Doctor and The Media Dissemblers
> By Sarah Meyer
by Sarah Meyer
Index Research <>

This item originally published June 19th 2006

Try weaning Bush supporters from the obvious lies that are the
basis of this administration, and they will call you every name
in the book. Paul Craig Roberts

The Haditha Doctor - Walid al-Obeidi

On 2 June 2006,
published an unsigned, scurrilous article entitled Questions
Arise About Haditha Doctor - Wahid al-Obeidi - Central Figure In
"Massacre" Case.

This article questioned the account
<> "Dr.
Wahid al-Obeidi" had given about being arrested and beaten in
Haditha in October 2005. The article then said, "Wahid
is associated with the pro-terrorist Brussels Tribunal, a
European-based anti-American group which counts among its members
Saddam's favorite film maker Scott Ritter and Saddam's defense
attorney Ramsey Clark."

Pipeline News has confused and then misused their facts. The
name of the Director of the Haditha Hospital is Dr. Walid
al-Obeidi. Dr. Walid al-Obeidi is not a member of the BRussells
Tribunal. It is Dr. Abdul Wahab Al Obeidi, member of
"Freedom Voice Society for Human Rights", who is on
the advisory committee of the BRussells Tribunal.

Why is the (misnamed) Dr. Walid al-Obeidi being slandered? He
saw the bullets in the bodies from the Haditha massacre, thus
opening up the case against American troops.

Ridley Scott is indeed a film maker. Is PipeLineNews by any
chance confusing him with Scott Ritter
<> , who is a former UN
weapons inspector and a critic of the US foreign policy in the
Middle East? Ramsey Clark has recently written a statement
saying that "the case for impeachment is clear beyond question
<> ." Neither
Scott Ritter nor Ramsey Clark are members of the BRussells

PipeLineNews has a further story, which it calls "The
Haditha Misinformation Dump," at The Contra Costa Times
Watch <> , which they call their
"side project." This site has links to not only
PipeLineNews but also the Middle East Forum, Daniel Pipes and
Militant Islam Monitor.

A recent New York Times article gave details of the most recent
understanding of the Haditha murders. It was reported by John M.
Broder, David S. Cloud, John Kifner, Carolyn Marshall, Eric
Schmitt and Thom Shanker. It was written by Mr. Broder. See:
Contradictions Cloud Inquiry Into 24 Iraqi Deaths

The Chiarelli report on Haditha is complete. We await the

A recent US poll
> shows that " nearly one in
three of the respondents (32%) said they believe such an incident
(Haditha) was a "common one" in that war. Some 57% called it an
"isolated incident" and 11% said they are "not sure." This poll
shows what a good job the US corporate media blackout and Media
Dissemblers are doing in America - and also shows that,
unfortunately, not enough people are reading educated,
informative stories on the web.

And the BRussells Tribunal?

The BRussells Tribunal

The BRussells Tribunal initiated The World Tribunal on Iraq
<> . The final meeting of the World
Tribunal, Iraq, was in Turkey in 2005. "The first task of
the tribunal is to investigate the crimes committed by the US
government in launching the Iraq war."1 <#1000> The
papers given in Istanbul (2005) maintained a very high quality.
These papers, and the final declaration of the Jury of Conscience
in Istanbul (2005), read by Arundhati Roy, Spokesperson of the
Jury of Conscience, can be read here
<> .

Who were / are some of the members of the BRussells Tribunal? In
addition to many esteemed Iraqis: two former UN Assistant
Secretary Generals; two Nobel Prize winners; seven
internationally known writers; human rights and humanitarian
lawyers, professors, scientists, journalists and others. Have a
look at the full list of members
<> .

What is the BRussells Tribunal now focusing upon? 225 health
officials have been murdered in Iraq. There is a
"Solidarity call with the plight of Iraqi health workers.
<> " 190
academics have been murdered. There is a call for action to
"Save Iraq´s Academics.
<> " You can
read more detail about the plight of the Iraqi academics in The
Jalilli Report
> .

Following is the story of an incestuous group and the foundations
which collude with them.

The Middle East Forum Family

Noble words, like "democracy", "liberation",
"freedom", "reform" have been emptied
of their true meaning and refilled by the enemies of these
concepts. Their counterfeits dominate the news. John Pilger
<> ,
'War by Media.'

The Middle East Forum
<> is registered
under the name Daniel Pipes <> , 1500
Walnut St. 1050, Philadelphia, PA., 19102, who is its Director.
<> has an
extensive directory on Pipes. It identifies Pipes as "a
neoconservative, orientalist, extreme right-wing Zionist (who)
often expresses islamophobic statements." He holds many
key positions. Sourcewatch says that Pipes´
"columns have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly,
Commentary, Foreign Affairs, Harper's, National Review, New
Republic, Policy Review, FrontPage, Jerusalem Post and The Weekly
Standard."2 <#2000> One (of many) controversial articles
which he wrote, Why the Japanese internment still matters
<> , was challenged by
historian Juan Cole
> , presently still a professor at the University of
Michigan (see below).

The Middle East Forum 'Mission Statement
<> ' says: "The Middle East Forum,
a think tank, works to define and promote American interests in
the Middle East through research, publications, and educational
outreach. The Forum's policy recommendations include fighting
radical Islam (rather than terrorism), convincing the
Palestinians that Israel is permanent, reducing funds going to
the Middle East for energy purchases, slowing down the
democratization process, and more robustly asserting U.S.
interests vis-à-vis Saudi Arabia. In addition, the Forum
works to improve Middle East studies in North America."

In case the above rhetoric is not clear, here is a clear
gvnews-quoted statement by Mr. Pipes which I found in the

"West European societies are unprepared for the massive
immigration of brown-skinned peoples cooking strange foods and
not exactly maintaining Germanic standards of hygiene."

The Middle East Forum / Daniel Pipes publishes The Middle East
Intelligence Bulletin <> . The MEIB Editor
is, according to its website, Gary C. Gambill
<> , who also writes for the
Jamestown Foundation
<> . This Foundation
is "increasingly linked to neocon-driven institutions and
leading figures, including the Center for Security Policy and
Freedom House." Two other Jamestown Foundation writers
are also editors of MEIB: Thomas Patrick Carroll, and Robert G.
Rabil. Rabil is an adjunct scholar (as is Daniel Pipes) at The
Washington Institute for Near East Policy
> and assistant professor of Middle East studies in
Florida Atlantic University´s Department of Political
Science. Michael Rubin <> is also
an editorial board member, whom Karen Kwiatkowski
called a "minor-league neoconservative ... indeed a

The Middle East Forum also publishes The Middle East Quarterly
<> . The editor of Middle East
Quarterly since 2004 is (again) Michael Rubin
<> .
Rubin was a member of the Coalition Provisional Authority
(2003-4) in Iraq and a resident scholar at the PNAC-heavy
American Enterprise Institute
> . He denies allegations that he was a member of the
Lincoln Group´s Pentagon-sponsored propaganda inside Iraq.
Rubin was recently an active opponent
> to Juan Cole´s appointment at Yale University.
Further information on Mr. Rubin can be found on Right Web
<> .

Mr. Rubin is ALSO the editor of Campus Watch
<> . (Daniel Pipes is also the Director
and co-founder of Campus Watch.) The box at the top of the
Campus Watch website says (in bold type):

"Campus Watch is the Trojan horse whose warriors are already
changing the rules of the game not only in Middle East Studies
but also in the US University as a whole. They threaten to
undermine the very foundations of American education." Miriam
Cooke <> , of Duke

The Mission Statement of Campus Watch says, "Campus Watch,
a project of the Middle East Forum <> ,
reviews and critiques Middle East studies in North America, with
an aim to improving them. The project mainly addresses five
problems: analytical failures, the mixing of politics with
scholarship, intolerance of alternative views, apologetics, and
the abuse of power over students. Campus Watch fully respects the
freedom of speech of those it debates while insisting on its own
freedom to comment on their words and deeds." There is a
survey of 44 `institutions´ (colleges /
universities) and their scholars. Campus Watch is supported by
unspecified `donations.´

There have been critics of Campus Watch, and these are answered
in "Replies to our Critics," specifically on the
charge of `McCarthyism.´

Campus Watch publishes articles that have appeared in
PipeLineNews <> . The unsigned
attack on "Dr. Wahid" and the BRussels Tribunal appeared in

PipeLineNews is registered
as The registrant of this site is named as
William Mayer, 2395 Lake Meadow Circle, Martinez, CA 94553,
whilst the administrative address given is PIpeLineMedia, Inc.;
William Mayer, CEO, 3217 Whipple Road, Union City, CA 94587. If
one then looks up PipeLineMedia, a new address appears -
123 K Street, Washington, D.C., alongside the same administrative
office address as pipebombnews.

Mr. Mayer published an article, McCarthyism - The Right's
Badge of Honor (05.03), in Tysknews
<> .3
<#3000> Tysknews talks about the owner, or "His
Majesty," as being responsible for the site. "We
guarantee no accuracy for our allegations and assume no
responsibility." We are not told who the owner, or
`His Majesty,´ is. There are three links to R.
Reagan sites and one to The Federalist.

Mr. Mayer has also published Some Final Thoughts on the Dubai
Ports Deal in the Militant Islam Monitor
<> .

"BR," or Beila Rabinowitz is the registrant name
for Militant Islam Monitor
<> . The address
given is a P.O. Box number in Peoria, Illinois 60612.4 <#4000>
Daniel Pipes describes what the site is about: "Militant Islam is
a Utopian ideology ... that attracts only a portion of
Muslims, ... (and) seeks to gain control of governments, and
is nakedly aggressive toward all those who stand in it' (sic)

Beila Rabinowitz collaborated with Mr. Mayer in two PipeLine
articles which were republished in Campus-Watch.5 <#5000>

Beila Rabinowitz also collaborated with Mr. Mayer in a
PipeLineNews story, "Moderate" American Islamism And Terror, Zero
Degrees Of Separation (12.12.05. This story was republished on
<> . This
"Hoo-Yah" site, which describes itself as the
"Premier Conservative news Forum", is privately
owned and run by Jim Robinson
<> from Fresno,
California. The administrative, technical and billing contact is
Robinson-DeFehr Consulting, also in Fresno. Their
`Mission´ is: "pro-God, pro-life,
pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun,
pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited
taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and
pro-America." Subscribers are called
`Freepers.´ A lively essay on Mr. Robinson´s
site can be read at Flakmag
<> .

Beila Rabinowitz´s University Of Central Florida Funding
Islamist Da'wa Event
<> (08.03.06) was
also published in PipeLine News. Rabinowitz´s articles
also appear on Discover the Networks (see below).
Rabinowitz´s article entitled False Front
<> ,
co-authored with Joe Kaufman, appeared in
<> . "Essentially,"
they said of Islamic radicals, "they needed to disguise
their reality" (my italics). Mr. Kaufman is Chairman of
Americans Against Hate <> .
`Americans Against Hate´ is "a civil rights
organization and terrorism watchdog group." Their goal is
"to be an active voice against those that spread bigotry
and violence." Many articles by Mr. Kaufman can be seen at
this site. Mr. Kaufman also contributes to FrontPage Magazine,
the Middle East Quarterly, the Des Moines Register, and The Miami
Herald. He appears on Fox News.

The FrontPageMagazine is published by David Horowitz
> . He is the founder of The Center for the Study of
Popular Culture
> . The mission of this organization, according
to media transparency
> , is to "change the leftist, anti-American, elitist culture
that is dominant in the entertainment industry [and to expose]
the idiocies and the viciousness of the radical leftism in
universities, the media, mainstream churches, and everywhere else
this modern plague is found."

Horowitz and Peter Collier (see below) "also created
a project of the CSPC called the Committee on Media Integrity
(COMINT), designed specifically to attack Public

Recently, according to Media Matters
<> , David
Horowitz called Ann Coulter
"a national treasure" and stated that the "point" of Coulter's
controversial remarks on the widows of the victims of the 9-11
terrorist attacks was "right on the mark." Coulter worked at the
Scaife-funded Centre for Individual Rights. Scaife is also a
funder for the Center for the Study of Popular Culture (see

The senior editor of Front Page is Jacob Laksin, who is also a
writer for the Centre for the Study of Popular Culture.

Max Blumenthal
> wrote in The Demons of David Horowitz that
"Since David Horowitz switched his political allegiance
from the radical left to the authoritarian right, he has engaged
in one embarrassingly paranoid crusade after another. Each one is
designed to stifle a liberal conspiracy which exists only in the
hollow canyons of his own mind."

Horowitz also writes for NewsMax, is associated with Campus
Watch, and appears on Fox News as an `analyst.´

Discover the Networks
<> , which has
similar witch-hunts to Campus Watch, was co-founded in 2004 by
David Horowitz and Peter Collier
<> .
Collier was the founding publisher of Encounter Books. He and
Horowitz co-authored, amongst other books, The Anti-Chomsky
Reader. Collier, according to Media Transparency
, "now (2005) runs the Bradley-funded Encounter for
Culture and Education, which publishes right wing books by people
such as William Kristol

A ferris wheel of the `Networks´ topics is shown,

1) Issues <> :
anti-americanism, anti-semitism, globalization, Guantanamo,
immigration, Iraq war, Islam and Socialist Left, Patriot Act,
treason, etc. This section is essential reading in order to
understand the skewed mind-set of Mr. Horowitz and his

2) Individuals <>
6 <#6000> :
photographs of, amongst others, show: Ramsey Clark, Ted Kennedy,
Fidel Castro, N. Chomsky, George Soros, Jesse Jackson, Dan
Rather, Jimmy Carter, Erica Jong, etc.7 <#7000> Have a look.

3) Academia
<> :
anti-semitism and left-wing bias in academia, etc.

4) Media: "Conservatives believe the mass media,
predominantly television news programs, slant reports in favor of
the liberal position on issues. Most Americans agree."8
<#8000> David Limbaugh wrote an article entitled: MSM Never
Tires of Antiwar Propaganda. Glazov penned The Media's Lies
About Israel.

5) Funders: "examines the immensely wealthy charitable
foundations that provide financial backing for leftist groups and

Horowitz is the author of Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the
American Left, and also of The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous
Academics in America <>
. "His critics have said the book is akin to a
McCarthy-like smear campaign" wrote M.B. Marklein
<> .

The above is an abbreviated summary of the large Middle East
Forum network. See the full extent of the Daniel Pipes network
here <> .


Who is funding these people who talk about "freedom of
speech," the "abuse of power over students"
and the "intolerance of alternative views" whilst
simultaneously slandering and falsely accusing reputable
individuals and organizations? The hierarchy resembles the
Sicilian Mafia, who `protect their own.´

According to Media Transparency
<> , the following
have received money. Details are given below.

The American Enterprise Institute
> , between 1985 - 2004 received 320 grants totaling
$41,547,101. Funders included the following foundations: Lynde
and Harry Bradley; Carthage; Castle Rock; Richard and Helen
deVos; William Donner; Earhart; F.M. Kirby; Charles G. Koch
Charitable; Phillip M. McKenna; John M. Olin; Ruth and Lovett
Peters; Randolph; Smith Richardson; Sarah Scaife; William E.
Simon and The Walton Family Foundation.

Middle East Forum
> received seven grants totaling $190,000 between 1996
- 2003 from The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and The
William H. Donner Foundation.

The Centre for Study of Popular Culture
> received 140 foundation grants, totaling $14,534,000 from
the following foundations between 1989 and 2004: W.H. Brady;
Lynde and Harry Bradley, Inc.; Gordon and Mary Cain; Castle Rock;
William H. Donner; Hickory Foundation; Jacqueline Hume
Foundation; John M. Olin, Inc; Randolph, Sarah Scaife ( Allegheny
and Carthage); Shelby Collom Foundation.

Encounter for Culture and Education
> received 85 foundation grants totalling $5,640,000 from
1991 - 2003. Most of these grants were from the Lynde and
Harry Bradley Foundation. The Philip M. McKenna Foundation,
Inc., the JM Foundation and the Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation
gave $18,000 for Encounter Books. The W.H. Brady Foundation gave
$2000 for "Project support." The John M. Olin
Foundation, Inc. gave $10,000 for "a research project on
the Congress for Cultural Freedom" in 1995 and $50,000 to
"support a Berlin conference on the Cold War" in

The Jamestown Foundation
> received grants totalling $4,431,613 between 1985
- 2004. These were from The Carthage Foundation; The
Smith-Richardson Foundation; The F.M. Kirby Foundation; the
Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation; The Earhart Foundation; The
Armstrong Foundation; The Sarah Scaife Foundation; The William
Donner Foundation.

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
> received 8 grants totalling $574,509 between 1991
-2000 from the Sarah Smith Foundation and the Lynde and
Harry Bradley Foundation.

= A total of $66,917.223.


The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc.
Lynde and Harry Bradley founded the Allen-Bradley Company, which
manufactured radio and electronic components. They are the
USA´s largest `right-wing´ donors with an
extensive network. Allen-Bradley sold the company for
$1.651billion to Rockwell Int., a defence and aerospace industry,
and named the new company Lynne and Harry Bradley Foundation,
Inc, which was run by the John M. Olin Foundation (see below).
The new president worked for the Institute for Education Affairs
> 9 <#9000> , which was started by PNAC and Philanthropy
Roundtable member Irving Kristol
<> and William Simon.
Simon now heads the Olin Foundation.

Gordon and Mary Cain Foundation
<> .
Established 1988, Houston, Texas. "Cain served as a
director of Texas Petrochemicals Corporation ... chairman of
the board of Sterling Chemicals, Inc., Vista Chemical Company,
Cain Chemical, Inc., and The Sterling Group; ... director
for the Cato Institute."
Not much info.

The Castle Rock Foundation
. Created in 1993 from funds originating from the Coors Brewery
Company. The Coors family backed `the Moral
Majority,´ which became The Heritage Foundation.10

Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation
. Started in 1970 by family who founded Amway
<> (cleaning
products). H. deVos said, "our biggest priority is to give back
to Christian causes." Bush friend.

The Earhart Foundation
<> .
Fortune from White Star Oil Company. Michigan.

Jaquelin Hume Foundation
<> . Fortune
from onions and garlic business started in 1933. Founded
Citizens for America. "He helped create the
highly-developed conservative infrastructure of think tanks,
policy institutes, and foundations which perpetuate the
right-wing revolution of the 1990s. Member of Reagan´s
`Kitchen Cabinet.´ Today Hume´s son,
William, carries on the family´s political legacy."

F.M. Kirby Foundation
<> . Fortune
made from F.W. Woolworth, Allegheny Corporation, Investors
Diversified Services the Pittston Company. Family still

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation
.11 <#11000> Founded Koch industries (oil & gas); Charles Koch
founded the Cato Institute
> . David Koch co-founded Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE).

Philip M. McKenna Foundation
No known website. Founded by Pennsylvania steel industry; made
fortune in WW II.

Olin Foundation
<> .
Financed by chemical and munitions fortune. Also funded Heritage
Foundation, Manhattan Institute for Public Policy Research and
other `conservative advocacy´ groups. Now closed.

Randolph Foundation
New York. Complicated trust manoevering. President: Heather
Richardson Higgins. She is also a member of the board of
overseers of the Hoover Institution and the Independent
Women´s Forum. Next to zero information.

Ruth and Lovett Peters Foundation
Lovett Peters founded the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy
Research <>
(Boston) in 1988. Daniel Peters is Chairman of The Philanthropy
Roundtable <>
and was formerly an executive with Proctor and Gamble. Unclear
where fortune was made. Little info.

Sarah Scaife Foundation
includes the Allegheny Carthage Foundations. Financed from the
Mellon oil, banking and industrial fortune.

Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation
> , New York. Established 1962. He was chairman of the
oldest and largest investment firm specializing in insurance
securities. 1969 - 1975 US Ambassador to Switzerland.
Was on board of Heritage Foundation. No known website.

Smith Richardson Foundation
<> .
Fortune from Vicks Vapour Rub. Westport, Connecticut.

William E. Simon
, Nixon´s Treasury Secretary; was President of Olin
Foundation (1992); founded, with Irving Kristol, the Institute
for Educational Affairs. Director Kissinger Associates; Director
Xerox. Not much info on where the original money actually came
from. D. 2000. Son is now co-chairman with investments in oil
and offshore drilling
<> .

Walton Family Foundation
. Fortune from Walmart, founded by Sam Walton. His wife, Helen,
and daughter Alice are reportedly the two richest women in the

William H. Donner Foundation
> . First established in 1932. Donner "invested in
real estate, founded the National Tin Plate Company, co-founded
(with Mellon) Union Steel, and established the International
Cancer Research Foundation." The Donner family is still


There you have it. One brave, beleaguered Iraqi doctor in an
illegally occupied war-torn country vs. the `perception
management´ of media dissemblers, or `worker
bees,´ who are backed by the $66+million taken from the
corporate empire profits of banking, oil, gas, steel, beer,
onions and garlic, electronics, chemicals, munitions, real
estate, insurance, Walmart, and a drizzle of 21st century
"Christianity." The Directors and Chairpeople of
these Foundations, Corporations and Institutes could well benefit
from an `ethics training´ course alongside the
soldiers and mercenaries who murder civilians.



[1] <#1010> There have been many articles on the illegality of
the US/UK´s war on terror in Iraq. Here is a recent one:
Haditha, Bush and Nuremburg´s law
<> .
[2] <#2010> The Weekly Standard is edited by the Chairman of
PNAC, William Kristol.
[3] <#3010> No information on owner of Tysknews. The
administrative, technical and registrant contact is David
Holtzinger, 913 S. Dogwood Rd.,Walnutport, PA 18088: <>
[4] <#4010> registry data
; also: Arin and Ripe IP, Pennsylvania -
[5] <#5010> See: The Catholic Theological Union And The Limits
Of Understanding <> ;
(28.06.04) and University of Central Florida Slated To Become
Cultural Jihad Hub <>
[6] <#6010> Hilary Clinton is included in this group, which is
commensurate with calling Prime Minister Blair a Labour Party
spokesperson. Mr. Blair´s politics are to
the`right´ of the UK conservative party.
[7] <#7010> See the American Library Association
> : Authors whose works have been challenged or
even banned in the USA include the authors J.D. Salinger, Mark
Twain, John Steinbeck, Toni Morrison. Maya Angelou, Roald Dahl,
Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Maurice Sendak, "People
continue to attempt-to suppress anything that conflicts
with or anyone who disagrees with their own beliefs." See the
1st Amendment of the American Constitution
<> .
See also: But Which Books Are Suspicious?
[8] <#8010> See Propaganda and Haditha
<> by
Dahr Jamail.
[9] <#9010> 31 grants from 1985 - 2002 totalling
[10] <#10010> The Heritage Foundation has received $555,000 from
<> since
[11] <#11010> "In writing ... papers and making
... appearances, individuals associated with these
organizations often conveniently decline to acknowledge the
substantial funding they receive from Koch and other corporations
... By withholding such information, they are able to front as
unbiased the public-minded associations promoting rigorous
scientific research and economic autonomy, when, in fact, the
individuals are mere mouthpieces for industries like that of the
Koch brothers." From Axis of Ideology
<> ,
NCRP, 2004

This article was originally published by the BRussells Tribunal.
The url is:

The url of The Haditha Doctor and The Media Dissemblers is\


Sarah Meyer is a researcher living in Sussex, UK. If you wish to
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Metadata Interoperability and Standardization - A Study of Methodolo

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Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:02 pm (PST)


The rapid growth of Internet resources and digital collections has been accompanied by a proliferation of metadata schemas, each of which has been designed based on the requirements of particular user communities, intended users, types of materials, subject domains, project needs, etc. Problems arise when building large digital libraries or repositories with metadata records that were prepared according to diverse schemas. This article (published in two parts) contains an analysis of the methods that have been used to achieve or improve interoperability among metadata schemas and applications, for the purposes of facilitating conversion and exchange of metadata and enabling cross-domain metadata harvesting and federated searches. From a methodological point of view, implementing interoperability may be considered at different levels of operation: schema level, record level, and repository level. Part I of the article intends to explain possible situations in which metadata schemas may be created or implemented, whether in individual projects or in integrated repositories. It also discusses approaches used at the schema level. Part II of the article will discuss metadata interoperability efforts at the record and repository levels.

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9/11 Essays Disappearing from Web
> By George Washington
Is it just me? Or have others been noticing that mainstream 9/11
stories are disappearing from the web.

Today, I noticed three mainstream stories which show up in Google
cache (i.e. versions several days old), but not in the current
version of the websites.

For example, the "UPI Hears" story about Morgan Reynolds has
disappeared, the Pravda story about the former commander-in-chief
of the Russian Air Force saying that stand downs like happened on
9/11 don't normally happen in Russia, and all links from Yahoo
News and AOL to's Zogby poll have turned up dry.

Anyone else having this issue?

23. Muslims 'Still in Denial' About 9/11, Pew Survey Finds

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Muslims 'Still in Denial' About 9/11, Pew Survey Finds
By MEG BORTIN International Herald Tribune
Non-Muslim Westerners and Muslims around the world have widely different views of world events, a survey indicates.

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AT&T Rewrites Rules: Your Data Isn't Yours

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Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:21 pm (PST)


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When robots learn social skills

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Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:28 pm (PST)


Learning to communicate and adapting our behaviour to the information we receive has been fundamental to human evolution. If machines could do the same the intelligent talking robots of science fiction could become the stuff of science reality, as researchers aim to prove.

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