June 2nd, 2008

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Kill Them! We Are Going to Wipe Them Out! : G. W. Bush

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posted June 01, 2008 8:23 pm

Tomgram

Presidential Bloodlust

The Movie-Made War World of George W. Bush

By Tom Engelhardt

Here's a memory for you. I was probably five or six and sitting with my father in a movie house off New York's Times Square -- one of the slightly seedy theaters of that dawn of the 1950s moment that tended to show double or triple feature B-westerns or war movies. We were catching some old oater which, as I recall, began with a stagecoach careening dramatically down the main street of a cow town. A wounded man is slumped in the driver's seat, the horses running wild. Suddenly -- perhaps from the town's newspaper office -- a cowboy dressed in white and in a white Stetson rushes out, leaps on the team of horses, stops the stagecoach, and says to the driver: "Sam, Sam, who dun it to ya?" (or the equivalent). At just that moment, the camera catches a man, dressed all in black in a black hat -- and undoubtedly mustachioed -- skulking into the saloon.

My dad promptly turns to me and whispers: "He's the one. He did it."

Believe me, I'm awed. All I can say in wonder and protest is: "Dad, how can you know? How can you know?"

But, of course, he did know and, within a year or two, I certainly had the same simple code of good and evil, hero and villain, under my belt. It wasn't a mistake I was likely to make twice.

Above all, of course, you couldn't mistake the bad guys of those old films. They looked evil. If they were "natives," they also made no bones about what they were going to do to the white hats, or, in the case of Gunga Din (1939), the pith helmets. "Rise, our new-made brothers," the evil "guru" of that film tells his followers. "Rise and kill. Kill, lest you be killed yourselves. Kill for the love of killing. Kill for the love of Kali. Kill! Kill! Kill!"

"Wipe Them Out!"

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Clinton, Obama and McCain All Appear at AIPAC Conference

Gatherings

Sam OrezJune 2nd 2008
World Leaders - Three 2008 Candidates

What rally will Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain all attend? Answer: the annual AIPAC Policy Conference being held June 2 to June 4 in Washington, D.C.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) Annual Policy Conference is the most important event of the year for America’s mainstream pro-Israel community, observers and Mideast media watchers. This year’s AIPAC
Policy Conference will be the largest ever, with more than 7,000 people participating and some 5,000 going
to Capitol Hill on the final day of the conference to lobby Congress in support of the U.S.-Israel relationship. The event is unparalleled in Washington policy circles.

Not only will all three remaining presidential candidates appear, so will all four leaders of Congress -- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV),
House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Rounding out the political headliners will be Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

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And the winner is ... the Israel lobby

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For many decades, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has helped shape the United States' ties with Israel, to the extent it maintains a virtual stranglehold over the US Congress and powerful think-tanks. This week, Washington's political elite, including all three presidential hopefuls, will address the committee's annual meeting. Beyond the US-Israel relationship, expect pointers to "the Iran problem".

Jun 3, 2008

THE ROVING EYE

By Pepe Escobar

WASHINGTON - They're all here - and they're all ready to party. The three United States presidential candidates - John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Madam House speaker Nancy Pelosi. Most US senators and virtually half of the US Congress. Vice President Dick Cheney's wife, Lynne. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. And a host of Jewish and non-Jewish political and academic heavy-hitters among the 7,000 participants.

Such star power wattage, a Washington version of the Oscars, is the stock in trade of AIPAC - the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the crucial player in what is generally known as the Israel lobby and which holds its annual Policy Conference this week in Washington at which most of the heavyweights will deliver lectures.

Few books in recent years have been as explosive or controversial as The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, written by Stephen Walt from Harvard University and John Mearsheimer from the University of Chicago, published in 2007. In it, professors Walt and Mearsheimer argued the case of the Israeli lobby not as "a cabal or conspiracy that 'controls' US foreign policy", but as an extremely powerful interest group made up of Jews and non-Jews, a "loose coalition of individuals and organizations tirelessly working to move US foreign policy in Israel's direction".

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Go away, Clinton

Editorial

Times-Herald
Article Launched: 06/01/2008 08:05:14 AM PDT

Can anyone still make a solid case as to why Hillary Clinton continues her candidacy?

Clinton needs to wise up and concede the race. She needs to understand that all she is doing is damaging the Democrats' bid for the presidency. Lately, Clinton has raised a ton of doubt in my mind about how fit she is to hold any office. She keeps getting caught in obvious lies, and has stooped to fear mongering and race baiting to pander to voters. I'm uncomfortable with the target audience who she has been getting votes from anyway, you know, those so-called "blue collar" and "uneducated voters." Those terms have become a substitute for ignorant racists, but sound a lot nicer.

Clinton herself is proud to tell us that Obama can't secure enough hard-working white voters to beat McCain. That remark makes it sound like whites are the only ones that work hard. Hillary is not to be trusted. Some examples:

All Democrats who ran in the primary, including Clinton, agreed in writing that the Florida and Michigan votes would not count. Now Clinton wants to count them, and she would have us believe it's because she doesn't want to see those voters disenfranchised. Baloney, the real reason is because she is losing. She will cheat, lie and use every dirty trick available to steal this nomination.

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U.S. secretly imprisoning people at sea

US accused of holding terror suspects on prison ships

· Report says 17 boats used
· MPs seek details of UK role
· Europe attacks 42-day plan

An amphibious assault vehicle leaves the USS Peleliu, which was used to detain prisoners, according to the human rights group Reprieve

An amphibious assault vehicle leaves the USS Peleliu, which was used to detain prisoners, according to the human rights group Reprieve. Photograph: Zack Baddor/AP

The United States is operating "floating prisons" to house those arrested in its war on terror, according to human rights lawyers, who claim there has been an attempt to conceal the numbers and whereabouts of detainees.

Details of ships where detainees have been held and sites allegedly being used in countries across the world have been compiled as the debate over detention without trial intensifies on both sides of the Atlantic. The US government was yesterday urged to list the names and whereabouts of all those detained.

Information about the operation of prison ships has emerged through a number of sources, including statements from the US military, the Council of Europe and related parliamentary bodies, and the testimonies of prisoners.

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Newest McCain official: President has 'near dictatorial powers'

Monday June 2, 2008 08:31 EDT

Newest McCain official: President has "near dictatorial powers"

(updated below)

Bill Kristol today proudly announces that one of his Weekly Standard staff members, Michael Goldfarb, was just named the Deputy Communications Director of the McCain campaign. Last April, this newest McCain official participated in a conference call with former Senator George Mitchell, during which Mitchell advocated a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. Afterwards, this is what Goldfarb wrote about what he thinks are the powers the President possesses in our country:

Mitchell's less than persuasive answer [to whether withdrawal timetables "somehow infringe on the president's powers as commander in chief?"]: "Congress is a coequal branch of government...the framers did not want to have one branch in charge of the government."

True enough, but they sought an energetic executive with near dictatorial power in pursuing foreign policy and war. So no, the Constitution does not put Congress on an equal footing with the executive in matters of national security.

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Gallop Poll: Americans Favor President Meeting With U.S. 'Enemies'

Regular readers  will know the true enemy is at home.
The truth is, America doesn't have any countries that are real enemies, except for the ones it has made for itself in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 The beginning of political wisdom is the realization [that] the government is not really on your side; indeed, it is out to get you.

June 2, 2008

Americans Favor President Meeting With U.S. Enemies

Public thinks it’s a good idea to meet with leaders of enemy countries

by Lydia Saad

PRINCETON, NJ -- Large majorities of Democrats and independents, and even half of Republicans, believe the president of the United States should meet with the leaders of countries that are considered enemies of the United States. Overall, 67% of Americans say this kind of diplomacy is a good idea.

This is according to a Gallup Panel survey of a representative national sample of 1,013 Americans, conducted May 19-21.

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Prosecute Bush for Murder: Video

Added: June 01, 2008

In The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, Bugliosi presents a tight, meticulously researched legal case that puts George W. Bush on trial in an American courtroom for the murder of nearly 4000 American soldiers fighting in Iraq. Watch this video interview to learn why he believes we must bring those responsible for the war in Iraq to justice.



http://www.prosecutionofbush.com
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False-flag IEDs coming to America?

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"Rather than another 9/11-style false-flag, I suspect the next round of Scaring the Sheep for Fun and Profit will come in the form of a series of bombings (IEDs) and/or shootings in a few American cities."

  • May. 31st, 2008 at 2:15 PM
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It appears that Al Qaeda has been shoved to the back of the RFYLBTGARS* shelf and Hezbollah has been given a more prominent position. Expect to hear more agitprop about Hezbollah from the American media this summer.

Comrade Chertoff, Homeland Security commissar, and DHS made two things clear this week:

1. Massachusetts is an exposed flank of the Homeland and must beef up its defenses against IEDs.**
2. Al Qaeda is 'minor league' and Hezbollah is now playing major league ball.***

Judging by how the geniuses at Homeland Security operate, I fully expect their fears to come to fruition at some point soon. Of course, someone in DC or Tel Aviv will be up their elbows in it and it will all be blamed on some obscure offshoot of Hezbollah that no one in Hezbollah ever heard of.

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Guantánamo Torture Protestors Charged With 'Unlawful Free Speech'

U.S. Activists Convicted for Protesting Torture at Guantánamo

Washington, May 30, (RHC).- Thirty-four activists with the group Witness Against Torture have been convicted for protesting against the U.S.-run Guantánamo Bay prison outside the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year. The demonstration took place on January 11th -- the sixth anniversary of the opening of the detention facility at Guantánamo.

As they did in January, several protesters dressed like Guantánamo prisoners in orange jumpsuits and black hoods during their trial. When speaking in court, they each gave their own name followed by the name and biography of a Guantánamo prisoner.

Charged with "unlawful free speech," the defendants were part of a larger group that appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court on the day marking six years of indefinite detention and torture at Guantánamo. Defendants and witnesses argued that they really did not expect to be arrested at the Supreme Court, and certainly not charged with the crime of "free speech."

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The connection between neoconservatism and the use of terrorism as American foreign policy

Peter Chamberlin's Bio Info Bank Library Report

Research paper writing contest I was invited to participate in. 
Compilation of my research into connection between neoconservatism and the use of terrorism as American foreign policy.
http://lib.bioinfo.pl/blid:1066      
Understanding Reality From Deception in the War on Terror
Bio Info Bank Library

The future of the world has literally been determined by the choices of one man, George Bush. The course he has decided upon in the American/Israeli Global War On Terrorism (GWOT) has set a new course for all mankind, for many years to come. Because it seems apparent that President Bush intends to escalate his Israeli-centric military policies, which many of us consider to be failed policies, it is incumbent upon all moral individuals to consider what these policies are, where they came from, and where they are leading us all to. The only information we have on our government’s secret war moves comes from the foreign presses, anywhere outside of the mainstream American press. The Internet is the only resource that provides access for most of us to this uncensored news source. The following series of Internet reports were generated while researching the covert foreign policies that form the backbone of the US terror war, focusing upon the groundwork that went into preparing the way for introducing a credible new “terrorist” enemy (after the demise of the Soviet Union) and the justification of the implementation of draconian measures on the home front to protect national security, as warranted by the new enemy.

Understanding Reality From Deception in the War on Terror

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Bush Facing Domestic Lawsuit for Illegal War

Peace Group Sues Bush Administration, Charging Iraq War Is Unconstitutional

Michael Booth

New Jersey Law Journal

May 14, 2008

An anti-war activist group sued President Bush in U.S. District Court in Newark on Tuesday, seeking a declaratory judgment that the war in Iraq is illegal and unconstitutional.

The suit, New Jersey Peace Action et al. v. Bush, represented by the Constitutional Law Clinic at Rutgers University Law School-Newark, alleges that the war violates article I, section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, which assigns to Congress the authority to declare war.

Clinic director Frank Askin said the framers at the 1787 constitutional convention denied war-making powers to the president except in response to sudden attacks when Congress might not have time to react quickly.

"The founders were very clear that only Congress could make that awesome decision," he said in a statement. "They [members of Congress] were not permitted to delegate that power to the president and thus be able later to disclaim responsibility for a decision gone bad."

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Police state II coming to a neighborhood near you

China's All-Seeing Eye

With the help of U.S. defense contractors, China is building the prototype for a high-tech police state. It is ready for export.

NAOMI KLEIN

Posted May 29, 2008

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Thirty years ago, the city of Shenzhen didn't exist. Back in those days, it was a string of small fishing villages and collectively run rice paddies, a place of rutted dirt roads and traditional temples. That was before the Communist Party chose it — thanks to its location close to Hong Kong's port — to be China's first "special economic zone," one of only four areas where capitalism would be permitted on a trial basis. The theory behind the experiment was that the "real" China would keep its socialist soul intact while profiting from the private-sector jobs and industrial development created in Shenzhen. The result was a city of pure commerce, undiluted by history or rooted culture — the crack cocaine of capitalism. It was a force so addictive to investors that the Shenzhen experiment quickly expanded, swallowing not just the surrounding Pearl River Delta, which now houses roughly 100,000 factories, but much of the rest of the country as well. Today, Shenzhen is a city of 12.4 million people, and there is a good chance that at least half of everything you own was made here: iPods, laptops, sneakers, flatscreen TVs, cellphones, jeans, maybe your desk chair, possibly your car and almost certainly your printer. Hundreds of luxury condominiums tower over the city; many are more than 40 stories high, topped with three-story penthouses. Newer neighborhoods like Keji Yuan are packed with ostentatiously modern corporate campuses and decadent shopping malls. Rem Koolhaas, Prada's favorite architect, is building a stock exchange in Shenzhen that looks like it floats — a design intended, he says, to "suggest and illustrate the process of the market." A still-under-construction superlight subway will soon connect it all at high speed; every car has multiple TV screens broadcasting over a Wi-Fi network. At night, the entire city lights up like a pimped-out Hummer, with each five-star hotel and office tower competing over who can put on the best light show.

Many of the big American players have set up shop in Shenzhen, but they look singularly unimpressive next to their Chinese competitors. The research complex for China's telecom giant Huawei, for instance, is so large that it has its own highway exit, while its workers ride home on their own bus line. Pressed up against Shenzhen's disco shopping centers, Wal-Mart superstores — of which there are nine in the city — look like dreary corner stores. (China almost seems to be mocking us: "You call that a superstore?") McDonald's and KFC appear every few blocks, but they seem almost retro next to the Real Kung Fu fast-food chain, whose mascot is a stylized Bruce Lee.

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Ron Paul campaign 'touches a nerve'

I'm not sure the Chronicle gets it. The Revolution continues...

June 1, 2008, 12:13AM

Ron Paul campaign 'touched a nerve'

As nomination bid ends, passion of his followers far from quelled

By PATRICK BRENDEL

Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — Ron Paul's fight for the Republican nomination is ending, but his followers are attempting to turn his failed candidacy into a lasting movement that would alter the landscape of American politics.

While Paul's 1.1 million votes are only a fraction of those won by the presumed GOP nominee, John McCain, some supporters of the 72-year-old Lake Jackson congressman exhibit a passion uncommon in politics.

They have put his new book, The Revolution: A Manifesto, on the best-seller lists of Amazon.com and the New York Times.

Ron Paul Meetup Groups get together regularly in cities as varied as Austin, San Diego and New York, where "A Very Ron Paul Happy Hour" packs them in at a Manhattan bar.

Living in a 'Paulville'

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Hillary's March to Denver

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A reader responds to, "
Go away, Clinton ",

Go away, Clinton

careandwashingofthebrain.blogspot.com
 wrote:

Jun. 2nd, 2008
With the Clintons, it's always about them and how the once and future monarchs of America can recapture past glories by winning the 2008 presidential election, by hook or crook.

Hillary is a vicious, almost foaming at the mouth, rabid dog, willing and able to tear into anything and anybody in her bloodied quest for the presidency.

Back in January when she had a commanding lead in the Dem primaries, she was OK with not counting Florida and Michigan primary votes.

Now that the tide has changed, Hillary's changed her tune and wants to count those votes, even going so far as to have busloads of sycophants trucked in to the DNC meeting to "protest" and raise hell, just like GW Bush had his yuppie protesters bused into to Florida during the vote recount and raise hell, in what was dubbed the "Brooks Brothers."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooks_Brothers_riot

Hillary reminds me of General Sherman's take no prisoners campaign during his march to Atlanta during the Civil War.

Sherman's troops slashed and burned their way to Atlanta, laying waste to vast portions of the southern countryside, taking actions that today would be classified as war crimes.

Hillary is the 21st Century's version of Sherman, only her troops are marching to Denver and like Sherman, will lay waste to any and all that get in their way.

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Bill Clinton: 'This May Be the Last Day I'm Ever Involved in a Campaign of This Kind'

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June 02, 2008 12:48 PM

ABC News' Sarah Amos Reports: Speaking to a crowd in Milbank, SD former President Bill Clinton admitted that today could be the last time he has such an active role in presidential politics.

"I want to say also that this may be the last day I'm ever involved in a campaign of this kind. I thought I was out of politics, 'til Hillary decided to run. But it has been, one of the greatest honors of my life to go around and campaign for her for president," said Clinton as he began his speech.

Watch the VIDEO HERE.

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A Declaration of US Independence from Israel

Jihad el-Khazen Al-Hayat - 02/06/08//

I asked yesterday about the most hated country in the world, and answered that it was Israel. I detailed the reasons, relying mostly on information from supporters of the terrorist state.

The media all over the world will not talk about the meaning of the figures, which are said to not lie. The Israeli Human Rights Center in the Occupied Territories (B'Tselem) says that since September 29, 2000 and up through last April, Israel killed 938 Palestinian children, compared to 125 Israeli children in the same period.

Terrorism has different forms. It might be killing a person, or killing speech. The Israeli lobby carries out the last kind of terror. It attacks anyone who criticizes Israel or tries to highlight the suffering of Palestinians. The lobby tries to get such people fired and stop the funding for their programs; it threatens any intellectual or cultural center, even if it is a major university, if the targeted party is invited to talk. The lobby also threatens newspapers if they publish articles by Israel's enemies and organizes boycotts against any party that refuses to obey orders. The Bush administration obeys orders; it withdrew some Fulbright scholarships for students from Gaza because Israel refused to grant them exit visas so that they could pursue their education abroad.

I have further examples, and will begin with a paragraph from an article from the Canadian magazine Maclean's:

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WATCH Soldiers: We Used "Drop Weapons" To Cover Up Killing Innocent Iraqi Civilians

Drop Weapons

By David Murdock on Jun 02, 2008


Several soldiers who have returned from combat zones talk with the American News Project about what they say is the widespread practice of using "drop weapons" to cover up the killing of innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. We feature five veterans and current members of Iraq Veterans Against the War, plus retired Lieutenant Colonel Gary Solis, a Vietnam War veteran and legal scholar who taught "Law of War" at West Point.
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5 McCain Allies and Advisors Made Millions on Iran Business

Progressive Media USA Research
PUBLISHED: June 02, 2008

While John McCain took a strong stance on sanctions against Iran in today's speech at AIPIAC, many of McCain's advisers, surrogates and fundraisers have made a living representing or leading companies determined to sidestep sanctions and continue doing business with Iran.

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It's An AIPAC World Today

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And the winner is ... the Israel lobby

02 Jun 2008 10:09 am

John McCain's speech to AIPAC this morning included standard language about Barack Obama and the Middle East, although Sen. McCain does not mention Obama by name. There are several points of departure. McCain and the Jewish vote. AIPAC and the Jewish vote. Obama's problems with Jews in South Florida. The fact that Americans, when prodded, tend to be fairly comfortable with the diplomatic course Barack Obama intends to pursue.

Mine is going to be Barack Obama's response. In a statement and supporting materials e-mailed by his campaign, Obama brags about his support for labeling the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization and explained his opposition to the Lieberman-Kyl amendment (which AIPAC supported) because he didn't like how the amendment linked U.S troop presence in the Middle East with Iran's ability to threaten the region.

And he emphasizes that he would remove US troops from Iraq only after listening to what the commanders say.

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Bush’s potentially impeachable offense

Bush’s potentially impeachable offense

Jun 2, 2008

by Jules Witcover, The Examiner

BALTIMORE - Most headlines about former presidential press secretary Scott McClellan’s juicy inside account of the George W. Bush White House have focused on how the president and his chief aides used deception to sell the American people on his invasion of Iraq. It’s pretty damning stuff, triggering wails of betrayal and denial from old colleagues.

But of equal interest is McClellan’s report of how Bush personally confirmed to him that he was responsible, directly or indirectly, for the “outing” of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, by facilitating the leaking of a portion of a classified 2002 National Intelligence Estimate to discredit her husband, a critic of the war.

The confirmation came about, McClellan writes, when he asked the president in 2006 whether he had told special counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald, investigating the leak, that he had “authorized the leak of part of the NIE.”

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Pentagon planning ‘boots on ground’ in Pakistan

Pentagon planning ‘boots on ground’ in Waziristan

* Columnist says US readying to attack Iran

* Washington desperate to keep President Musharraf in power

Daily Times Monitor

WASHINGTON: “So alarmed is the Pentagon, that Defence Secretary Robert Gates’ plans to send US ground forces into the FATA are being rapidly advanced,” writes journalist Eric Margolis in his syndicated column read worldwide.

“Apparently, Washington’s criticism of Islamabad’s recent peace deals in the tribal territories has sharply intensified. American conservatives are claiming Pakistan has ‘sold out’ to Al Qaeda and Taliban, and is sheltering Osama Bin Laden and his cohorts.”

US fears: Margolis writes about Washington’s desperate efforts to keep President Pervez Musharraf afloat because it fears that a fully civilianised government in Islamabad would be more responsive to anti-American sentiment in Pakistan and wash its hands of the war on terror at a time when more, not less, Pakistani support is needed to help US troops in Afghanistan confront the Taliban summer offensive.

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Israeli troops killed 45 Palestinians including 5 children last month

June 2, 2008...8:30 am

Israeli troops killed 45 Palestinians including five children last month

Sudhan @17:30 CET

Palestinian Information Center, June 1, 2008

GAZA, (PIC)– International Tadamun (solidarity) society for human rights reported that the IOF troops killed 45 Palestinian citizens during last May including five children and two women, adding that most of the victims were murdered in the Gaza Strip.

In a monthly report received by the PIC, the society said that this large number of victims in one month clearly indicates that the Israeli occupation is persistent in its aggression through pursuing the policy of execution and assassination against the Palestinians despite it is proscribed by international conventions and charters.

Tadamun expressed its deep concern over this high number of victims killed by Israel in Gaza, considering what is happening part of the Israeli policy of ethnic cleansing and war crimes against humanity.

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'Your Government Failed You': Richard Clarke

Excerpt: 'Your Government Failed You'

Richard Clarke Pens Book on Nation's Security Failings and How to Fix Them

May 29, 2008


Retired U.S. government official and security expert Richard Clarke gives a critical review of the nation's security practices in his latest book, "Your Government Failed You: Breaking the Cycle of National Security Disasters."

Richard Clarke thinks so and his new book explains why.

Clarke claims the government has proven itself incapable of handling the majority of America's crucial national security issues, citing the 2001 terrorist attacks, the war in Iraq and the government's botched Hurricane Katrina response.

In his book, Clarke argues the problems aren't temporary, but rather indicative of a systematic problem. He looks at why failures have occurred and offers strategies for how the U.S. can succeed against terrorists.

Read an excerpt of this book below.

9/11 CHANGED EVERYTHING?

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Sibel Edmonds Case: Dennis Hastert to receive payoffs for 'services rendered'

Monday, June 2, 2008

So, former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds is again proved right. For more than a year Sibel has been predicting that Dennis Hastert will join a lobbying firm involved with Turkey, and now we learn that Hastert is joining Dickstein Shapiro.

In the "Representative Engagements" section of Dickstein's website, we learn that they represented "the government of Turkey in connection with the development and financing by private sponsors of the Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline and TransCaspian gas pipeline spanning from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean."

Dennis Hastert, who is listed in Sibel's "Rogues Gallery," was caught on FBI wiretaps accepting bribes from Turkish criminal elements associated with the Turkish government, as documented in Vanity Fair in 2005 and elsewhere.

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Syria to allow probe of alleged nuclear site

By GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press Writer2 hours, 13 minutes ago

Syria will allow in U.N. inspectors to probe allegations that the country was building a nuclear reactor at a remote site destroyed in an Israeli airstrike, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday.

IAEA head Mohamed ElBaradei did not say whether his inspectors would be granted access to the site during the planned June 22-24 visit. But a senior diplomat familiar with the details of the planned visit said agency personnel had been told they could visit the facility. The diplomat said agency experts were also interested in two other locations with possible undeclared nuclear facilities.

The diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, told The Associated Press that agency experts will also be asking for information on the possible existence of two plutonium reprocessing facilities separate from the destroyed building.

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AIPAC Report Reveals Long History of Activities Harmful to US

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AIPAC Report Reveals Long History of Activities Harmful to US - IRmep

Posted : Mon, 02 Jun 2008 16:33:53 GMT

Author : Institute for Research:Middle Eastern Policy

Category : Press Release

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WASHINGTON, June 2 DC-IRmep-AIPAC-reprt

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the press, bloggers and law enforcement officials may request a free copy of our special 200 page report during the annual AIPAC Policy Conference being held this week in Washington, DC.


"Foreign Agents: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee from the 1963 Fulbright Hearings to the 2005 Espionage Scandal" is an expose of AIPAC's encounters with US law enforcement. "Foreign Agents" asks tough questions about AIPAC and the Foreign Agents Registration Act, US election laws and the 1917 Espionage Act.

It begins with Senator J.W. Fulbright's 1963 hearings on foreign agents active in the United States. Fulbright discovered $5 million had been laundered into US lobbying and propaganda activities from Israel-based foreign principals. Isaiah L. "Si" Kenen, AIPAC's founder, received tens of thousands of dollars to write and distribute his lobbying newsletter "The Near East Report.

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The Promised Land


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By Robert Thompson

Jun 1, 2008, 19:15

Whatever limitations rabid preachers may wish to place upon it, the biblical promise was that the Holy Land should belong to all Abraham's heirs as theirs forever. On looking around the world, we can see that they could never, in their millions, all settle permanently on such a small patch of land. This leads us to ask what it means for the Holy Land to belong to us all.

If a choice has to be made as to who should be entitled to live there full-time, we can first exclude all those who follow Christianity (as I do) or Islam outside the Holy Land, and the Ashkenazim, those descendants of Caucasian tribes who adopted Judaism about a thousand years ago. They later spread throughout the old Russian Empire, and then other parts of Eastern Europe, before moving on to Western Europe and the Americas. None of these groups has any biological descendance from Abraham. He was, nevertheless, our common ancestor in faith.

For centuries, this never troubled those living outside its boundaries. When it was still an open land, before becoming the object of exclusive greed, each of us could always go there to seek spiritual renewal by visiting the holy places, whether we be Jew, Christian or Muslim. On the other hand, the indigenous people living there, who had mostly become Christian or Muslim, had (and still have) a solid "biblical" claim to the land through having a strong dose of Abraham's blood in their veins, quite apart from the human claim arising from their long, peaceful, and unchallenged occupation of their lands and homes.

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White House hurries final regulations

By Charlie Savage and Robert Pear

Published: June 1, 2008

WASHINGTON: The administration of President George W. Bush told federal agencies that they had until Sunday to propose any new regulations, a move intended to avoid the rush of rules issued by previous administrations on their way out the door.

The White House also declared that it would generally not allow agencies to issue any final regulations after Nov. 1, nearly three months before Bush relinquishes power.

While the White House called the deadlines "simply good government," some legal specialists said the policy would ensure that rules the administration wanted to be part of Bush's legacy would be less subject to being overturned by his successor. Moreover, they said, the deadlines could allow the administration to avoid thorny proposals that are likely to come up in the next few months, including environmental and safety rules that have been in the regulatory pipeline for years.

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America's house prices are falling even faster than during the Great Depression

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House prices

Through the floor

May 29th 2008

From Economist.com

AS HOUSE prices in America continue their rapid descent, market-watchers are having to cast back ever further for gloomy comparisons. The latest S&P/Case-Shiller national house-price index, published this week, showed a slump of 14.1% in the year to the first quarter, the worst since the index began 20 years ago. Now Robert Shiller, an economist at Yale University and co-inventor of the index, has compiled a version that stretches back over a century. This shows that the latest fall in nominal prices is already much bigger than the 10.5% drop in 1932, the worst point of the Depression. And things are even worse than they look. In the deflationary 1930s house prices declined less in real terms. Today inflation is running at a brisk pace, so property prices have fallen by a staggering 18% in real terms over the past year.

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Man threatened with arrest at airport for wearing Transformers T-shirt

Man threatened with arrest at Heathrow for wearing Transformers T-shirt

Last updated at 14:04pm on 02.06.08

An airline passenger claimed that a security guard threatened to arrest him because he was wearing a T-shirt showing a cartoon robot with a gun.

Brad Jayakody, 30, from London, said he was stopped from passing through security at Heathrow's Terminal 5 after his Transformers T-shirt was deemed 'offensive.'

The IT consultant was set to fly off on a business trip to Dusseldorf in Germany when he was pulled to one side.
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Brad Jayakody wearing the Transformers T-shift which caused offence at Heathrow

Mr Jayakody said the first guard started joking with him about the Transformers character depicted on his French Connection T-shirt.

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Clinton's campaign co-chair: "She needs to acknowledge that he's going to be the nominee and quickly

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Obama working to clinch on Tuesday


By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press Writer 3 minutes ago

Looking to bring finality to the Democratic presidential campaign, Barack Obama worked furiously Monday to win over enough superdelegates to clinch the nomination with the final primaries Tuesday.

Obama wants to formally kick off his general election campaign against Republican John McCain in a victory speech Tuesday night as the final primary campaign polls close in South Dakota and Montana.

"Senator Obama is trying to line up people that are going to come out for him tomorrow during the day so that he'll have enough that puts him over the top that he can declare victory tomorrow," said Pennsylvania Rep. Jason Altmire, one of about 200 superdelegates under pressure to take a side in the contest.

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U.N.: Global food emergency may trigger 'cascade' of crises

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Destroying African Agriculture


AFP

World at 'alarming juncture' as leaders gather for FAO summit

by Gina Doggett  2 hours, 8 minutes ago

World leaders gathered in Rome on Monday for a UN summit on food security, with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warning that the world had come to an "alarming juncture."

"For years, falling food prices and rising production lulled the world into complacency," Ban told the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), adding: "You know better than anyone how we arrived at this alarming juncture."

"Governments put off hard decisions and overlooked the need to invest in agriculture," Ban said at IFAD's new Rome headquarters on the eve of the three-day Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) summit.

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Washington Planning to "Checkmate" Chavez

Monday, June 02, 2008


 by Stephen Lendman

So says Heinz Dieterich Steffan - German sociologist, economist, political analyst and Hugo Chavez consultant who claims he coined the phrase "21st century socialism" in the mid-1990s. He currently teaches at the Autonomous Metropolitan University in Mexico City and writes often on Latin American issues.

In a May 21, 2008 Kaosenlared.net article and follow-up Montevideo, Uruguay debate, Dieterich was blunt. He said "Washington does not want to lose (Latin America) in competition with India, China and Europe." He called the situation "life or death" and that a military attack against Venezuela from Colombia is possible. Maybe likely, and Ecuador and Bolivia are also targeted.

He laid out a "checkmate" scenario:

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Limited US attack on Iranian Revolutionary Guards bases in sight

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June 2, 2008, 11:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

Our Washington sources report that president George W. Bush is closer than ever before to ordering a limited missile-air bombardment of the IRGC-al Qods Brigade’s installations in Iran. It is planned to target training camps and the munitions factories pumping fighters, missiles and roadside bombs to the Iraqi insurgency, Lebanese Hizballah and Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza.

Iran is geared up for counteraction.

US intelligence estimates that Tehran’s counteraction will likewise be on a limited scale and therefore any US-Iranian military encounter will not be allowed to explode into a major confrontation. Because this US assault is not planned to extend to Iran’s nuclear installations, Tehran is not expected to hit back at distant American targets in the Persian Gulf or at Israel.

DEBKAfile’s Iranian sources report, however, that Iran’s military preparations for countering an American attack are far broader than envisaged in Washington. Tehran would view a US attack on the IRGC bases as a casus belli and might react in ways and on a scale unanticipated in Washington.

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IRAQ: Death Toll 'Above Highest Estimates'

Ahmed Ali and Dahr Jamail*

BAQUBA, Jun 2 (IPS) - The real number of the dead is far higher than even the highest declared in death tolls, many Iraqis say.

A study by doctors from the Johns Hopkins School of Health in conjunction with Iraqi doctors from al-Mustanceriya University in Baghdad, published in the British medical journal The Lancet in October 2006, estimated the number of excess deaths as a result of the occupation at above 655,000.

Just Foreign Policy, an independent organisation "dedicated to reforming U.S. foreign policy" offered an updated total of 1,213,716 at the time of this writing.

On Sep. 14, 2007, Opinion Research Business (ORB), an independent polling agency located in London, produced a figure of 1,220,580 deaths as a result of the invasion.

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Jewish state announces new Jerusalem land theft

By Agence France Presse (AFP)

Monday, June 02, 2008

Jewish state announces new Jerusalem land-grab

Charly Wegman

Agence France Presse

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israel will build 884 more houses in Occupied East Jerusalem, the Housing Ministry said on Sunday, in a move that enraged the Palestinians who have demanded the area as the capital of their promised state. "We will invite tenders for the construction of 121 housing units in Har Homa and 763 others in Pisgat Zeev," ministry spokesman Eran Sidis told AFP, referring to two illegal colonies in Arab East Jerusalem.

Israel occupied and annexed the eastern half of the city after the 1967 war in a move not recognized by the international community or the Palestinians, who have demanded it as their capital in recently revived peace talks.

Sidis said the timing of the announcement was aimed at coinciding with the 41st anniversary of the conquest of Arab East Jerusalem.

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Who didn't attend New York's Israel march? Israelis

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Last update - 09:45 02/06/2008

By Shlomo Shamir, Haaretz Correspondent

Some 50,000 people marched up Fifth Avenue on Sunday in the annual Salute to Israel Parade celebrating 60 years of independence.

But one group of New Yorkers, according to the New York Times, did not show up: Israeli expats.

The organizers of the parade made special efforts to reach out to Israelis living in New York and to Jewish immigrants from Russia, the paper said on Sunday, to no avail.

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Assassin and Daughter of Terrorists Tipped to Lead Israel

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Livni's career was forged in the violent creation of Israel. Both her parents were arrested for terrorist crimes against Palestinians in the 1940s. Her mother Sarah, who died recently aged 85, was a leader of Irgun, the militant Zionist group that operated in Palestine at the time of the British mandate and whose massacres committed along with the Hagana gang mass killings constituted the most horrible crimes of the century.

Tsibi Livni: Secret of Woman Tipped to Lead Israel
The Sunday Times Readers Number : 293

02/06/2008 The frontrunner to become Israel’s next prime minister, Tzipi Livni, was a Paris agent for Mossad, Israel’s overseas intelligence agency, in the early 1980s when it ran a series of missions to kill Palestinian terrorists in European capitals, according to former colleagues quoted by the Sunday Times.
 
"They say Livni, now foreign minister, was on active service when Mamoun Meraish, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organization, was shot dead by a Mossad hit squad in Athens on August 21, 1983. She was not directly involved in the killing, in which two young men on a motorcycle drew alongside Meraish’s car and opened fire, but her role in Mossad remains secret," Times said.

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Students Protesting Pesticide Use Tasered

Police subdue students with Taser at rally

Two University students and a Eugene man were arrested downtown for disorderly conduct

by Jill Kimball | News Reporter
PUBLISHED ON 6/2/08 IN News

Two University students and a Eugene man were arrested at a downtown rally Friday afternoon on various charges, including resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, after police officers' use of a Taser on one provoked angry reactions from the other two.

Ian George Van Ornum, 18, and Anthony Jameson Farley, 22, both students, were arrested. Friends paid their bail and they were released from Lane County Jail on Friday. The Eugene man, David Alexander Owen, was also released.

Ornum organized the rally as a demonstration against the Oregon Department of Transportation's use of pesticide spray on the highways. Ornum was marching with a sign in Kesey Square at the corner of West Broadway and Willamette Street dressed in a white hazardous materials suit, spraying water from a pesticide can and asking onlookers, "Do you know you're being poisoned?"

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US Privatizing Iraq War Step by Step; Blackwater buys Brazilian-made fighter jet

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New Contracts Reflect Continued Presence in Iraq


By Walter Pincus

Monday, June 2, 2008; A11

The depth of U.S. involvement in Iraq and the difficulty the next president will face in pulling personnel out of the country are illustrated by a handful of new contract proposals made public in May.

The contracts call for new spending, from supplying mentors to officials with Iraq's Defense and Interior ministries to establishing a U.S.-marshal-type system to protect Iraqi courts. Contractors would provide more than 100 linguists with secret clearances and deliver food to Iraqi detainees at a new, U.S.-run prison.

The proposals reflect multiyear commitments. The mentor contract notes that the U.S. military "desires for both Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense to become mostly self-sufficient within two years," a time outside some proposals for U.S. combat troop withdrawal. The mentors sought would "advise, train [and] assist . . . particular Iraqi officials" who work in the Ministry of Defense, which runs the Iraqi army, or the Ministry of Interior, which runs the police and other security units.

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Justice Dept. OIG Whitewashes FBI Role in Torture & Omits Lindh Case

Posted on Mon, Jun. 2, 2008

Commentary

Report on FBI interrogations omits the Lindh case of torture

Late last month, the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General issued a positive report on the FBI's involvement in detainee interrogations in Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay and Iraq.

I applaud the OIG's recognition of a handful of career Justice attorneys and FBI officials who challenged abusive interrogation techniques - and warned correctly that torture would likely taint any legal proceedings against suspected terrorists. But praise for OIG's demi-candor in an atmosphere of absolute secrecy obscures the whitewash that the report really is. The report finds, "We believe the FBI should be credited for its conduct and professionalism in detainee interrogations." But to reach this conclusion, the OIG omits one of the earliest and most obvious cases of torture and FBI misconduct - that of "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh.

In 2001 (a period covered by the report), Lindh, an American citizen, was found shot in the leg and barely alive. U.S. soldiers threatened him with death, blindfolded him, duct-taped him naked to a board, scrawled expletives on him, and posed with him for pictures - before holding him in an unlit metal shipping container for two days. Yet, the OIG report states in its executive summary: "We found no instances in which an FBI agent participated in clear detainee abuse of the kind that some military interrogators used at Abu Ghraib prison."

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Neocon: Clinton lost because of Muslim Immigrants in Europe

If you yet didn't know neocons are off their nut...and racist pukes to boot.

Mark Steyn: Sexism, not Obama, beat Hillary


Syndicated columnist

"Someone wins, someone doesn't win, that's life," Nancy Kopp, Maryland's treasurer, told The Washington Post. "But women don't want to be totally dissed." She was talking about her political candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Canada and Europe are in steep demographic decline and dependent on immigration to sustain their populations. And – as those Anglo-Welsh statistics suggest – many of the available immigrants are already from male-dominated cultures and will eventually be male-dominated numbers-wise, too: circa 2020, the personal ads in the Shanghai classifieds seeking "SWF with good sense of humor" will be defining "must live locally" as any ZIP code this side of Mars.

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McCain's Daughter Dons 'Islamic Terror' Scarf

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An email tipster discovered John McCain's family blog has been infiltrated at the deepest level by enemies of America. Meghan McCain, daughter of the Republican presidential candidate, is really into the keffiyeh, scarf of Middle Eastern Precious Freedoms Haters, and even wears it on the so-called Straight Talk Express, and also in the presence of her apparent sympathizer mom Cindy McCain! Republicans of course will murder McCain for this horrifying development, because they are fashion whores who know the keffiyeh is so over.

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Walter Reed says patient data of thousnds may have been compromised

Walter Reed says patient data may have been compromised

3 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center say personal information on about 1,000 patients may have been revealed in a breach of sensitive data.

The officials said Monday they learned of the apparent security problem on May 21 from an outside company, which they did not identify. The medical center said it is working to notify all of the people named in the data file that may have been compromised. It's unclear what kind of information may been revealed, and Walter Reed did not immediately respond to questions.

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Arab state names Jewish ambassador to US

This Arab state has conceded it's an AIPAC world....

Page last updated at 21:58 GMT, Thursday, 29 May 2008 22:58 UK

Bahrain names Jewish ambassador

Houda Nonoo (file photo)
Ms Nonoo is a businesswoman with homes in Bahrain and London

Bahrain's king has appointed a Jewish woman as the country's envoy to the United States.

Houda Nonoo said she was proud to serve her country "first of all as a Bahraini" and that she was not chosen for the post because of her religion.
She is believed to be the Arab world's first Jewish ambassador.
Ms Nonoo, 43, has served as a legislator in Bahrain's 40-member Shura Council for three years and is head of the Bahrain Human Rights Watch.

"It is a great honour to have been appointed as the first female ambassador to the United States of America and I am looking forward to meeting this new challenge," Ms Nonoo told the Associated Press news agency.

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The Cattle-Prod Election

Moo!

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* LRB
* 5 June 2008

David Runciman on the 2008 Presidential Campaign

The American philosopher John Dewey thought that democracy should be like a giant conversation: the nation talking to itself about its hopes and fears and listening to what other people have to say. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) for Dewey, he never got to hear what such a conversation might sound like, because the technology wasn’t available. Dewey was born in 1859, which means the first election of his lifetime was one of the most consequential in American history, the 1860 contest that brought Abraham Lincoln to the White House. It wasn’t much of a conversation though, more an exercise in mutual incomprehension and loathing, with entirely different campaigns being fought in the North and the South (where for the most part Lincoln wasn’t even on the ballot). Dewey died in the summer of 1952, so the last election he was able to follow all the way through was the one four years earlier, when Harry Truman beat Thomas Dewey (no relation) in one of the great upsets in US presidential history. This was the election that is remembered for the photo of a triumphant Truman holding up an edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune announcing that Dewey had beaten him. If that election was a conversation, the American people had clearly been talking behind their hands.

What made American national politics traditionally so difficult to read was its sheer scale, with endless local variations and permutations cutting across the bigger picture. That started to change in the age of television, as candidates came to realise that here was a medium that allowed them to talk to the electorate as a whole. But they didn’t converse with the electorate: instead, in what came to be known as the ‘air war’, they began saturation bombing them with branded messages of universal appeal, leaving it to local organisations to get the vote out. It is only with the arrival of the internet that it has become possible to listen in detail to what a wide range of participants in the democratic process are actually saying. In 2000 and 2004, that mainly meant a more sophisticated version of the air war, as Karl Rove showed how to exploit the new information technology to produce a general message that could be endlessly tailored to fit the hopes of niche interest groups. But in 2008, politics on the internet has truly come alive – this is a campaign that is being talked out on the web.

One consequence, among others, is that it’s been relatively easy to follow the campaign close up without being there. TV interviews, campaign stops, set-piece speeches are all available to be viewed almost as soon as delivered, and though it’s impossible to know what it would be like to bathe in the warm glow of Barack Obama’s rhetoric at first-hand, the endless cut-away shots of swooning audience members make it easy to guess. Above all, there is ready access to the endless swirl of comment – instantly aired, constantly updated, limitlessly available – that surrounds all this talking by the candidates. Anyone who clicks onto the RealClearPolitics website each morning to find out what’s been going on will discover that the torrent of speculation has not let up for a minute, with twenty new articles to replace the ones from the day before, drawn from across the nation’s media, each with its own forthright point of view, each determined to be heard above the crowd. And this is only a small selection on a single website; RealClearPolitics will also link you to various of the blogs on which all the comment is itself commented on, pulled apart, reconstructed, fed back into the machine, where it can be reappropriated by the mainstream commentators further down the line.

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NEWSWIRE: JUNE 2, 2008 - CRIMES AND CORRUPTION OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER NEWS

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08:08 am: Kill Them! We Are Going to Wipe Them Out! : G. W. Bush
08:10 am: Clinton, Obama and McCain All Appear at AIPAC Conference
08:12 am: And the winner is ... the Israel lobby
08:21 am: Go away, Clinton - 1 comment
08:25 am: U.S. secretly imprisoning people at sea
08:27 am: Newest McCain official: President has 'near dictatorial powers'
08:29 am: Gallop Poll: Americans Favor President Meeting With U.S. 'Enemies'
08:33 am: Prosecute Bush for Murder: Video
08:37 am: False-flag IEDs coming to America?
08:40 am: Guantánamo Torture Protestors Charged With 'Unlawful Free Speech'
08:47 am: The connection between neoconservatism and the use of terrorism as American foreign policy
08:51 am: Bush Facing Domestic Lawsuit for Illegal War
08:54 am: Police state II coming to a neighborhood near you
08:57 am: Ron Paul campaign 'touches a nerve'
11:23 am: Hillary's March to Denver
11:29 am: Bill Clinton: 'This May Be the Last Day I'm Ever Involved in a Campaign of This Kind'
11:32 am: A Declaration of US Independence from Israel
11:41 am: WATCH Soldiers: We Used "Drop Weapons" To Cover Up Killing Innocent Iraqi Civilians
11:46 am: 5 McCain Allies and Advisors Made Millions on Iran Business
11:48 am: It's An AIPAC World Today
12:15 pm: Bush’s potentially impeachable offense
12:17 pm: Pentagon planning ‘boots on ground’ in Pakistan
12:20 pm: Israeli troops killed 45 Palestinians including 5 children last month
12:24 pm: 'Your Government Failed You': Richard Clarke
12:28 pm: Sibel Edmonds Case: Dennis Hastert to receive payoffs for 'services rendered'
12:30 pm: Syria to allow probe of alleged nuclear site
12:33 pm: AIPAC Report Reveals Long History of Activities Harmful to US
12:45 pm: The Promised Land
12:46 pm: White House hurries final regulations
12:58 pm: America's house prices are falling even faster than during the Great Depression
01:00 pm: Man threatened with arrest at airport for wearing Transformers T-shirt
01:16 pm: Clinton's campaign co-chair: "She needs to acknowledge that he's going to be the nominee and quickly
01:19 pm: U.N.: Global food emergency may trigger 'cascade' of crises
01:48 pm: Washington Planning to "Checkmate" Chavez
01:50 pm: Limited US attack on Iranian Revolutionary Guards bases in sight - 2 comments
01:52 pm: IRAQ: Death Toll 'Above Highest Estimates'
01:57 pm: Jewish state announces new Jerusalem land theft
01:59 pm: Who didn't attend New York's Israel march? Israelis
02:04 pm: Assassin and Daughter of Terrorists Tipped to Lead Israel
02:34 pm: 'Peace Not Apartheid' by Jimmy Carter -- online version of book
02:40 pm: Students Protesting Pesticide Use Tasered
02:42 pm: US Privatizing Iraq War Step by Step; Blackwater buys Brazilian-made fighter jet
02:50 pm: Justice Dept. OIG Whitewashes FBI Role in Torture & Omits Lindh Case
02:53 pm: Neocon: Clinton lost because of Muslim Immigrants in Europe
03:04 pm: McCain's Daughter Dons 'Islamic Terror' Scarf
03:12 pm: Walter Reed says patient data of thousnds may have been compromised
03:16 pm: Arab state names Jewish ambassador to US
03:35 pm: The Cattle-Prod Election