September 13th, 2008

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Bush War Crimes Live Video

13/09 "For Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and John Yoo to spend years in jail or the gallows for their crimes would be a powerful lesson to future American leaders
Live streaming feed from Andover Law School starting at 9am this morning. I will try to get some more Bio up on this before it starts but kids waking up so we'll see....

Update: Here's some Bio, I will open the chatroom up while it's going on so stop by and join us!

Lawrence Vevel, co founder of the Andover school has arranged the conference, to attempt to determine if any of the Bush administration officials could be charged with war crimes. They will be focusing on setting up the basic organization strategies for pursuing criminal charges for those they may find enough cause to attempt prosecution.

Velvel issued a media advisory regarding the conference, taking a line from John McCain's playbook that they would pursue any guilty parties "to the ends of the Earth." in order to prosecute them and see them serve the prison sentences they deserve saying that "For Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and John Yoo to spend years in jail or go to the gallows for their crimes would be a powerful lesson to future American leaders".

Possibly. I suppose it could happen.



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Lawmakers vote for subpoenas for Troopergate probe

By GENE JOHNSON – 19 hours ago

 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers have voted to subpoena 13 witnesses, including Gov. Sarah Palin's husband, Todd. It's part of the investigation into whether the Republican vice presidential candidate abused her power in trying to get her former brother-in-law fired.

Said retired prosecutor Stephen Branchflower of Todd Palin: "He's such a central figure. ... I think one should be issued for him."

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 3-2 for the subpoenas.

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Homeland Security Sets up Suspicionless Checkpoints Along Roads in Washington State


author: Charlie
Sep 12, 2008 07:38

Homeland security has setup up 3 internal checkpoints on the Olympic Peninsula. These checkpoints are in addition to checkpoints at Washington Ferry docks and highway border crossings. According to the U.S. Border Patrol, it has a jurisdiction of about 100 miles from the border. This puts most of Washington state in an area where border checkpoints are authorized, including Seattle.

 

In August and again in the beginning of September, the Department of Homeland Security has set up suspicion-less checkpoints on the Washington peninsula. The checkpoints are in the town of Forks, at the west side of the Hood Canal bridge going east bound, and at the third near Discovery Bay on US 101. Forks is a timber town of 3,200 people that is 56 miles from the nearest ferry terminal connecting Washington to Canada. At the road checkpoints there and elsewhere, the border patrol ask drivers different types of questions to gauge their status in the U.S., including questions about citizenship. Please review this video to understand how to deal with this illegal check points:

You don't have to answer Border Patrol's questions. Ask if you are being detained.

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Obama: McCain "hiding from the facts" behind "lipstick" "pigs" "Britney" "Paris" Out of "Fear"


12/09

   Barack Obama defines change for a packed crowd in Concord New Hampshire today, going into great detail on how he plans to change the culture of Washington DC. Accusing John McCain of trying to hide from the facts behind "lipstick" "pigs" "Britney" and "Paris" out of fear.

"The McCain campaign.. will spend any amount of money and use any tactic out there ...to avoid how we're going to move America into the future."

"It has worked in the past."

"One of the challenges that we face is recognizing that the same old politics just won't do this time out, we've got to be able to focus on what matters in this election. These are serious times and it requires a serious debate."

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Israeli soldier sentenced to 14 DAYS for killing a baby


Palestinian infant dies at Israeli roadblock
Fri, 12 Sep 2008 22:51:27 GMT
 
Israeli roadblocks often cause civilian and patient deaths.
An Israeli soldier was sentenced to only 14 days for detaining a pregnant Palestinian woman at a military roadblock resulting in her losing the child.

The Israeli army said the woman and her husband were rushing to a local hospital in Nablus in the northern part of the West Bank and were stopped at a military roadblock. She was barred from crossing the checkpoint even though she had gone into labor.

The couple were forced to remain at the roadblock for approximately 50 minutes and when a Palestinian ambulance arrived, the medics declared the baby dead.

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18 killed in New Delhi's serial blasts


18 killed in New Delhi's serial blasts
Sat, 13 Sep 2008 14:09:36 GMT
 
 
At least 18 people are killed and over 90 injured after a series of blasts hit crowded markets across the Indian capital, New Delhi.

Police and local media reports said the blasts occurred in Karol Bagh, Greater Kailash and Connaught Place markets, on Saturday evening.

Television pictures showed scenes of chaos at the blast scenes. Crowds have been seen milling around mangled vehicles, with debris and bloodstains scattered across the streets.

CNN-IBN, a local TV news channel, said it had received an email before the blasts from a group calling itself the "Indian Mujahideen".

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Russian troops pack up, leave western Georgia on deadline


Russians troops pack up, leave western Georgia

By STEVE GUTTERMAN, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 39 minutes ago

 

Hundreds of Russian forces packed up and withdrew from positions Saturday in western Georgia, and a Georgian official said Russia had met a deadline for a partial pullout a month after the war between the two former Soviet republics.

Russian soldiers and armored vehicles rolled out of six checkpoints and temporary bases in the Black Sea port of Poti and other areas nearby, Georgian Security Council chief Alexander Lomaia said.

"They have fulfilled the commitment" to withdraw from the area by Sept. 15 under an agreement European Union leaders reached with Russia last week, Lomaia told The Associated Press.

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'Who the f*** are you to lecture me?': Russian minister's extraordinary rant at UK minister


By Michael Lea and Will Stewart
Last updated at 3:00 AM on 13th September 2008


David Miliband was subjected to an astonishing four-letter tirade from his Russian counterpart at the height of the Georgia crisis.

The Foreign Secretary received the undiplomatic tongue-lashing over the telephone after expressing the EU's anger with the Kremlin, it was revealed yesterday.

At one point Sergei Lavrov, the colourful Russian foreign minister, became so incensed that he reportedly barked: 'Who the f*** are you to lecture me?'

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Witness in U.S. arms probe dies suddenly


Albanian witness in U.S. arms probe dies suddenly

By Benet KolekaFri Sep 12, 7:00 PM ET

 

Albania's government said on Friday it was looking into the sudden death of an arms industry figure who was helping prosecutors investigate a weapons sale to the United States and an explosion that killed 26 people.

Television pictures showed businessman Kosta Trebicka, his head covered in blood, sprawled on his back on a dirt road in a remote area of eastern Albania, where he had been hunting. His off-road car was nearby, and appeared to be damaged.

"We have identified the corpse of citizen Kosta Trebicka," Interior Minister Bujar Nishani told a late evening news conference. "We shall make public the conclusions of experts as soon as they reach them," he added.

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Two Top McCain Officials Lobbied For Oil-For-Sex Scandal Companies


By Greg Sargent and Eric Kleefeld - September 12, 2008, 4:47PM

Here's something that could complicate the McCain-Palin reform message a bit: It turns out that McCain's national finance co-chair, Wayne Berman, is a paid lobbyist, and has been one for years, for two of the oil companies that are at the center of the sex, drugs and oil scandal enveloping the Interior Department.

One of McCain's high-ranking campaign officials also lobbied for the companies for years -- during time periods when the scandal has unfolded -- up until he joined the McCain campaign in the spring.

The lobbyists themselves aren't tied to the scandal in any way, and their activity on the companies' behalf doesn't implicate McCain, either. But it's legit to ask why it is that a campaign that proclaims that it's about reform is taking advice and/or money from lobbyists who were getting paid by companies involved in the scandal, one of whom is still collecting money from them.

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Sarah Palin's Husband Subpoenaed in Palin Investigation

Added: September 12, 2008

Sarah Palin's husband Todd Palin, along with 12 others have been subpoenaed in the investigation of Palin's abuse of power for firing Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan over to his refusal to fire Palin's ex-brother in law.

Sarah Palin and her staff had refused to cooperate in the investigation, triggering the subpoenas.

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Bankers shocked by "The Mythical FDIC fund"


by: Vernon Hill posted on: September 12, 2008

When FDIC head Shelia Bair says her agency might have to bolster the FDIC's insurance fund with Treasury borrowings to pay for the new spate of bank failures, a lot of us, this 40-year banking veteran included, assumed there's an actual FDIC fund in need of bolstering.

We were wrong. As a former FDIC chairman, Bill Isaac, points out here, the FDIC Insurance Fund is an accounting fiction. It takes in premiums from banks, then turns those premiums over to the Treasury, which adds the money to the government's general coffers for "spending . . . on missiles, school lunches, water projects, and the like."

The insurance premiums aren't really premiums at all, therefore. They're a tax by another name.

Actually, it's worse than that. The FDIC, persisting in the myth that its fund really is an insurance pool, now proposes to raise the "premiums" it charges banks to make up for the "fund's" coming shortfall. The financially weakest banks will be hit with the biggest tax hikes.

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McCain-Palin Crowd-Size Estimates Not Backed by Officials

McCain-Palin Crowd-Size Estimates Not Backed by Officials

By Lorraine Woellert and Jeff Bliss

Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Senator John McCain has drawn some of the biggest crowds of his presidential campaign since adding Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to his ticket on Aug. 29. Now officials say they can't substantiate the figures McCain's aides are claiming.

McCain aide Kimmie Lipscomb told reporters on Sept. 10 that an outdoor rally in Fairfax City, Virginia, drew 23,000 people, attributing the crowd estimate to a fire marshal.

Fairfax City Fire Marshal Andrew Wilson said his office did not supply that number to the campaign and could not confirm it. Wilson, in an interview, said the fire department does not monitor attendance at outdoor events.

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"Bush Doctrine" -- Surprise! Wikipedia has been subtly manipulated since the Palin/Gibson interview


Bush Doctrine

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Webb: Bush Administration on verge of "constitutional coup d'etat"


by: Lowell

Fri Sep 12, 2008 at 4:49:46 PM EDT

Alright, THIS is the Jim Webb I know and love!  Now, sir, can you please say something as strong as this about your fellow Naval Academy grad, John McCain? :)

 

Webb Calls for Congressional Approval of Any Future U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement

Says Congress Needs to Restore Constitutional Balance When Negotiating Future Long-Term Relationships with Nations

Washington, DC- Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) today introduced legislation calling for the United States to seek an extension of the United Nations Security Council mandate of the Multi-National Force in Iraq and providing that any new security agreement negotiated between the United States and the Government of Iraq would not remain in effect unless approved by Congress within 180 days of entry. These provisions underscore the importance of constitutional oversight in reaching long-term security negotiations with Iraq.  

Noting that the legal authority for the United States to be operating in Iraq will expire December 31, 2008, and that Congress will be adjourned at that time, Webb warned that the Bush administration was on the verge of "a constitutional coup d'etat, a further expansion of the powers of the presidency," by agreeing to a long-term relationship without the consent of Congress.

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John McCain's ads are LIES. Here's the video proof.

Added: September 11, 2008



Added: September 11, 2008

We have to spread the truth about McCain ourselves because it's clear the corporate media won't. NOW. FAST. FURIOUS. EVERYWHERE.

We are in the two-minute drill with no timeouts. No more sitting on the sidelines and allowing the McCain campaign to rack up points with countless distortions.

As we've seen with The Real McCain 2 (nearly 4.5 million views and counting!), once the truth gets out, it's hard to stop. In the last few days we have seen a disgusting descent into the worst of sleazy smear politics. We need to spread the facts and the truth. Send this to your friends and relations, especially if they are unsure or undecided—they're more willing to believe you than a talking head!

Spread the truth. Don't wait. It starts with you.
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How the Liberal Blogosphere is being played by Karl Rove for McCain's benefit

Are The Netroots Being Played By Rove?

12 Sep 2008 05:37 pm

One reader thinks so:

I just wanted to say thank you so much for being the only blogger (aside from Al Giordano) who  gets it. While the rest of the blogosphere (especially the liberal bloggers) lose their heads you are an island of common sense. Patience and Steel. Yes, yes. yes.

It also occurs to me that in a way McCain and Rove have actually simply taken over the liberal blogosphere in some way. They are being played.

Just a few examples---yesterday Obama gave a fantastic interview at the Service Forum. Did the liberal blogs even cover this? No.

He gave a great speech on the trail. Are his town halls even posted or excerpted? No.

The liberal bloggers have become McCain central. They make people click on his ads, make the world spin around him instead of focusing on our candidate and what he is trying to do. There is ZERO coverage of what Obama is actually doing every day talking tough on the issues. There is ZERO coverage of Biden (who is on the trail but the blogs don't seem to care or cover him unless he is doing what they think he should be doing. Sadly AFP did cover him this week and people seemed to be too busy saying he was not doing anything to include the link with his forceful comments against McCain. The one time the blogs linked to Biden---when the MSM tried to make a big deal out his answer to a question that made Hillary look bad and he defended her. That was it).

McCain and crew realized early this cycle that they did not have a visible internet presence. So what did they do?  They took over the liberal presence, they are manipulating the leading liberal blogs , just as they manipulate the MSM.  All to their own advantage. And the blogs have all fallen for this hook, line and sinker. Does no one realize this?

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Balance-Sheet of U.S. Imperialism


Gilbert Achcar interviewed by Charles-André Udry

September 13, 2008 By Gilbert Achcar
Source: International Socialist Review

Charles-André Udry: THE DISASTER that marks the end of the Republican administration of George W. Bush reinvigorates the discussion of the status of the United States, whether it is a "hyper?power" or in decline. Can you provide perspective on this debate?

Gilbert Achcar: THE CONCEPT of "hyperpower," attributed to Hubert Védrine, former foreign minister of the French government under Lionel Jospin (1997-2002), describes the image of the United States such as it appeared following the first war with Iraq in 1991. This concept looks back to the emergence of a "unipolar world" with the increasing paralysis of the Soviet Union, then its disappearance -- or rather of a "unipolar moment" according to the more precise expression of the American neoconservative columnist Charles Krauthammer.

The year 1991 was a turning point, a year fraught with symbols because there were real changes: not only the collapse of the USSR, but also the first Gulf War, which was a defining moment in the configuration of the post-Cold War period. Indeed, the United States concretely demonstrated the power of the military force that was built up during the Reagan era -- from 1981 to 1989, a period during which military expenditure was the highest in the history of the United States, except for years of war.

The 1991 war was also part of demonstrating to U.S. allies that "the obliteration of communism" would not imply that they could do without American military force, and even less so since there were indeed very significant threats of international destabilization. The role of "American gendarme" has not decreased; in a certain sense, it's been reinforced, because full-scale military interventions are presented as a "democratic" requirement for "peace." The same period saw the proliferation of expressions like "global cop" -- or "globocop" -- alluding to a popular film. This last term was on the cover of one of the major American weekly magazines.

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Horrors of war our leaders never have to confront


Independent.co.uk
Robert Fisk's Week

Bush and Blair have not had to soil their thoughts with images of wickedness that make the gorge rise

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Just outside Andrew Holden's office at the Christchurch Press off Cathedral Square – and, believe me, New Zealand's prettiest city is as colonial as they come, a Potemkin town of mock-Tudor government buildings, Scottish baronial churches and wooden versions of Victorian homes – is a brightly coloured, cheerful little water-colour. Boarding a big steamship, thousands of New Zealanders in big broad-bottomed brown hats are lining the quaysides, the gangplanks and the decks.

For a moment this week, I thought this might be some annual festival (perhaps involving New Zealand's 35 million boring sheep). But then Andrew spotted my interest. "They're going to Gallipoli," he said. And – fast as the lightning bolt of history – my eyes returned to the tiny figures on the deck. Off they were going, another flower of youth, to the trenches and dust and filth of my father's war.

I'm not sure of this, but I think – I suspect and feel – that the Great War, the war of 1914-1918, is beginning to dominate our lives even more than the terrible and infinitely more costly conflict of 1939-1945. As the years go by, the visitors to the great cemeteries of the Somme, Passchendaele and Verdun grow greater in number. The Second World War may haunt our lives. The First World War, it seems to me, imprisons us all.

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Blueprint for nuclear bomb on internet, warns UN


Independent.co.uk
Blueprint for nuclear bomb on internet, warns UN

By Anne Penketh, Diplomatic Editor
Saturday, 13 September 2008

Libya received the blueprint for a nuclear bomb electronically, raising "serious concern" about the spreading of such sensitive material via the internet, the head of the UN nuclear agency has reported.

In a report which wraps up a four-year investigation into Libya's nuclear weapons programme and its links to the clandestine nuclear bazaar of the Pakistani scientist A Q Khan, Mohamed ElBaradei said the discovery was "disturbing".

It is possible that other clients of the world's biggest nuclear proliferation network also received the blueprint. Iran and North Korea were other known customers of the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb. Khan was placed under house arrest after confessing to selling the nuclear technology in 2004.

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UK: PM's party whip wants him gone


Independent.co.uk
Labour whip is first to openly challenge PM

By Andrew Grice and Nigel Morris
Saturday, 13 September 2008

Gordon Brown faced an open challenge to his position last night when Labour MPs took the first steps towards triggering a leadership contest.

Siobhain McDonagh, an arch-Blairite and Labour whip, became the first member of the Brown Government to call for a leadership election, saying that Labour needed to "clear the air" because it was doing so badly and that a "huge number" of MPs wanted a contest. She was immediately sacked from her junior ministerial post, and learnt of her dismissal from journalists.
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Ms McDonagh is one of at least eight MPs who have called for Mr Brown's leadership to be debated at Labour's annual conference in Manchester starting a week today.

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Holocaust™ Racketeers Stalk the New York Jets and Giants

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The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering


What these stories probably leave out is that the 'Kosher Nostra" first tried to shake down the Jets, Giants and Allianz for obscene sums of money, all to wipe out some of those alleged hurtsies and ouchies from WWII.
When someone developed some backbone and said NO to extortion, these flimflam artists took to the Zionist owned and dominated MSM to smear the Jets, Giants and Allianz to the point the deal fell thru.

Allianz has already paid out enormous sums of money to the Holocaust™ racket, but too much is not enough for that never ending racket known as Holocaust™ reparations.

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Sarah Palin's Impeccable Marrano Jew Credentials: HI Gov. Linda Lingle

First it was Hillary Rodham who was the next Queen Esther, now we have Sarah Palin...

From Jewishjournal.com

September 10, 2008

Reading about Queen Esther helped guide Palin

By Gov. Linda Lingle

 

Governor Linda Lingle (R-Hawaii)

Governor Linda Lingle (R-Hawaii)

If there was any doubt that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will shake up Washington and institute real change, the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential nominee has put that question to rest. Few people can match McCain's maverick spirit and bipartisan nature like Palin.

I've known Sarah Palin since her election as governor in 2006. I am confident she will be a great friend of the Jewish community and Israel, as well as a terrific leader and great vice president.

It is not surprising that her historic nomination has brought enthusiasm and excitement to the nation.

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Israeli lobby groups in dispute in UK


Posted: 2008/09/13
From: MNN

The British Israel Communications and Research Centre `Bicom` was reported Friday to be in dispute with the US-based Israeli Project over lobbying information to the UK media.

According to the Jewish Chronicle, Bicom was "angry" that the Israeli regime is working closely with their US counterparts over what was called "public relations initiatives aimed at British media."

"There is intense competition between the two groups when it comes to working with the British media, with Bicom telling us that the Israel Project doesn't understand how to work with journalists from Britain," a senior Israeli official was quoted saying.

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Here's how Brits really feel about Americans

ELIZABETH RENZETTI

From Saturday's Globe and Mail

September 12, 2008 at 9:56 PM EDT

LONDON — A good segment of America is shocked over Russell Brand's comments about George Bush at the Video Music Awards this week, which is shocking in itself. Don't they know what Brits think about them these days?

When Brand, the British comedian hosting the VMAs, said that he'd like to see Barack Obama win the upcoming presidential election, as an antidote to “that retarded cowboy fella” who, in England, “wouldn't be trusted with a pair of scissors,” there was a collective intake of breath, and then a toxic exhale in chat rooms. How dare he?

Well, he was only saying what Harold Pinter had said three years ago when he picked up his Nobel Prize for literature. There you go: Russell Brand is just Harold Pinter with Tiny Tim hair, tighter trousers and better jokes. Any jokes at all, really. (Apparently, Brand had wanted to tell one about Sarah Palin sending her daughter to the electric chair for being “a little slut,” but here MTV discovered an ethical boundary between ratings and taste.) I'm not suggesting that everyone in Britain shares the sentiment, merely that it's not uncommon to hear vitriolic anti-American sentiment and that these days it's reached a pinnacle of anger and bewilderment.

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These Are the New Middle Ages, Not a New Order


In a Time of Empires, Multinationals and Mega-Philanthropists, Order Can No Longer Be Thought of As Global

By Parag Khanna, New America Foundation

The Guardian (London) | September 12, 2008

The world has stopped waiting for the US -- and its next president -- to declare its roadmap for the future. Instead, the other 96% of the planet has decided to move on with its business.

The world has stopped waiting for the US -- and its next president -- to declare its roadmap for the future. Instead, the other 96% of the planet has decided to move on with its business.

We are entering -- for those keeping track -- the new new, new new world order. President George Bush Snr's world order of multilateral cooperation was embarrassed by Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia. Pax Americana, rebranded as globalisation under Bill Clinton, was shattered by 9/11. For the past seven years we've been living under the "war on terror" world order paradigm, creating more cleavages than it has healed.

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Palin Completes Zionist Ticket

By Michael Collins Piper

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin—John McCain’s dynamic Republican vice presidential running mate—can be counted as a firm advocate for the interests of Israel. In fact, the Alaska governor is so energetically pro-Israel that she displays an Israeli flag in her office, a point that has received widespread attention in the Israeli press and which is now being discussed in pro-Israel journals and newspapers on American soil.

The staunchly pro-Israel “conservative daily,” The Washington Times, unveiled Mrs. Palin’s enthusiasm for Israel in an admiring article on September 4. Declaring that “Palin’s evangelical faith drives pro-Israel view,” the Times’ religion writer, Ralph Z. Hallow, said she is a disciple of the theme that preservation of modern-day Israel is “a biblical imperative.”

Hallow said Mrs. Palin’s religious ideology “makes her a favorite with the staunchly pro-Israel neo-conservative elements in the Republican Party.”

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Fannie, Freddie to Be Kept Off Federal Books

Fannie, Freddie to Be Kept Off Federal Budget

Saturday, September 13, 2008; D02

The White House budget office said yesterday that it has decided not to incorporate mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the federal budget, citing the temporary nature of the Treasury Department's takeover and "the level of federal ownership" of the firms.

The decision affects the way public expenditures on the two companies will be reflected in official budget projections. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. has pledged to invest as much as $200 billion to keep the firms solvent.

On Tuesday, two days after the takeover, officials at the Congressional Budget Office announced that the deal had bound the government so tightly to the firms that their business operations, assets and liabilities should be included in the government's balance sheets.

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Afghan governor assassinated in bomb blast: officials

10 hours ago

PAGHMAN, Afghanistan (AFP) — A remote-controlled bomb blew up the vehicle of a provincial governor Saturday killing him and three other men near Kabul, officials said, in an attack claimed by Taliban rebels.

Mohammad Jan Abdullah Wardak, governor of Logar province and a former cabinet minister, was assassinated near his home in the picturesque town of Paghman, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) west of the capital, officials said.

The long-time Taliban opponent was the second provincial governor to be murdered since the Islamists were removed from power in 2001 and started their insurgency.

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Excerpts: 'Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency'

Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency

Dick Cheney is the most influential and powerful man ever to hold the office of vice president. This special report examines Cheney's largely hidden and little-understood role in crafting policies for the War on Terror, the economy and the environment.

[Book Cover: Angler - The Cheney Vice Presidency]
The Book

Coming Sunday

Exclusive excerpts from Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency, a new book by Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman that carries forward the stories told in the Pulitzer Prize-winning series he co-authored last year. Join Gellman for a Live Discussion about Angler on Wednesday.

The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Series

Working in the Background


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Strip of Iraq 'on the Verge of Exploding'


Kurds Extend Role Beyond Autonomous Borders, Angering Arabs

By Amit R. Paley
Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, September 13, 2008; A01

JALAWLA, Iraq -- Kurdish leaders have expanded their authority over a roughly 300-mile-long swath of territory beyond the borders of their autonomous region in northern Iraq, stationing thousands of soldiers in ethnically mixed areas in what Iraqi Arabs see as an encroachment on their homelands.

The assertion of greater Kurdish control, which has taken hold gradually since the war began and caused tens of thousands of Arabs to flee their homes, is viewed by Iraqi Arab and U.S. officials as a provocative and potentially destabilizing action.

"Quickly moving into those areas to try and change the population and flying KRG flags in areas that are specifically not under the KRG control right now -- that is counterproductive and increases tensions," said Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, commander of U.S. forces in northern Iraq, referring to the Kurdistan Regional Government, which administers the autonomous region.

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Five-year-old boy from Hebron run over by Israeli military vehicle


Date: 13 / 09 / 2008 Time: 12:25
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[Ma'anImages]
Hebron – Ma’an – Five-year-old Mahran Al-Ja’bari from Hebron was hospitalized on Saturday after an Israeli military vehicle ran him over near his home.

The area where Mahran lives in Hebron is under strict Israeli security control. It is the only area in the West Bank where Israeli settlers have occupied Palestinian homes in the center of the city, resulting in a huge Israeli military presence in the city on a permanent basis.

Palestinian medical sources said the boy sustained critical wounds. He was sent to the emergency unit at Hebron Hospital.

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian boy near Bethlehem

Israeli troops kill a 17-year old Palestinian boy near Bethlehem

  Saturday September 13, 2008 15:14 by IMEMC Staff 
A Palestinian child was killed by Israeli troops’ gunfire in the Tiqua village east of Bethlehem in the West Bank Saturday afternoon.

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The boy, Hassan el-Abed, 17 died immediately as he received a fatal bullet in the chest at a fairly short range, local sources reported.

The sources added that Israeli soldiers opened fire at stone-throwing children in the village as they invaded the village.

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Chicago high schools require all students to pass driver education to graduate. The blind included


Blind students must pass driver's ed

Disabled students not exempt from graduation prerequisite in Chicago

The Associated Press
updated 9:50 a.m. MT, Fri., March. 10, 2006

CHICAGO - Most high school students eagerly await the day they pass driver’s education class. But 16-year-old Mayra Ramirez is indifferent about it.

Ramirez is blind, yet she and dozens of other visually impaired sophomores in Chicago schools are required to pass a written rules-of-the-road exam in order to graduate — a rule they say takes time away from subjects they might actually use.

“In other classes, you don’t really feel different because you can do the work other people do,” Ramirez said. “But in driver’s ed, it does give us the feeling we’re different. In a way, it brought me down, because it reminds me of something I can’t do.”

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Another McCain lie: Palin went to Iraq

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Unfit to stand so close to presidency

Palin camp clarifies extent of Iraq trip
Says she never ventured beyond Kuwait border

WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin's visit to Iraq in 2007 consisted of a brief stop at a border crossing between Iraq and Kuwait, the vice presidential candidate's campaign said yesterday, in the second official revision of her only trip outside North America.

Following her selection last month as John McCain's running mate, aides said Palin had traveled to Ireland, Germany, Kuwait, and Iraq to meet with members of the Alaska National Guard. During that trip she was said to have visited a "military outpost" inside Iraq. The campaign has since repeated that Palin's foreign travel included an excursion into the Iraq battle zone.

But in response to queries about the details of her trip, campaign aides and National Guard officials in Alaska said by telephone yesterday that she did not venture beyond the Kuwait-Iraq border when she visited Khabari Alawazem Crossing, also known as "K-Crossing," on July 25, 2007.

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'Israeli extremists using the Sabbath to terrorise Arabs'

Friday, September 12, 2008, 14:30

FOR all the natural serenity of this beautiful place, it is dangerous.

At the top of the hill behind us, there is a large shed. A man runs a chicken farm here, on land illegally confiscated from the locals.

A pair of enormously powerful spotlights on the far hill are switched on at dusk to shine through villagers' windows as they lie in bed.

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US Jews to Hollywood stars: Boycott Israel celebration

September 12, 2008

The following has been sent as an open letter to Jason Alexander, Heidi Klum, Debi Mazar, Kevin Spacey, Oliver Stone, Kiefer Sutherland, and all other confirmed attendees of the September 18 celebration of Israel at Paramount Studios.

It has also been sent to unconfirmed guests Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Adam Sandler.

Stay tuned for any updates or action announcements!

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Dick Cavett roasts McCain-Palin in the NY Times

September 12, 2008,  7:40 pm

Experience 101

Dear Reader: It may be time to give up on writing about current events in this space. When you think how news travel time has been telescoped, it’s dizzying. It took days for even the rumors of Custer’s annihilation at Little Big Horn to reach the east. Now any news over two hours old isn’t news — it’s “olds.” Anything from the day before is virtually archaeology.

In reading what follows, be aware that nothing here is exactly meant to be a “this just in” bulletin. And so, the inevitable phrase: “By the time you read this….”

Or, for short:

B.T.T.Y.R.T.: Sarah Palin will doubtless have been outed even further from the witness protection program in which her handlers have kept her secreted since her smasheroo solo performance on That Memorable Night.

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McCain-Palin making it up as they go along


By Robyn E. Blumner, Times Columnist


Published Thursday, September 11, 2008 7:10 PM

The McCain-Palin ticket is having remarkable success with its revolutionary campaign tactic that I call: "Lying Eyes."

I've named it after that classic joke about a man caught by his wife in flagrante delicto with another woman. He denies the affair saying, "Who are you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?"

It doesn't seem to matter what the facts are or how directly they contradict the candidates' claims, the McCain-Palin campaign is sticking with its fantasy version.

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McCain transition team head was ultimate Nixon insider


by clammyc

Fri Sep 12, 2008 at 02:08:14 PM PDT

There has been a bit of eye rolling and amusement at "presumptuous" McCain picking the ultimate Washington insider lobbyist to head his transition team. But (hat tip to Rick Perlstein) there is a deeper and more sinister connection and bit of news about one William E. Timmons, Sr. that hasn’t gotten mentioned much, if at all.

That is - Timmons was Nixon’s chief congressional liaison and was known as Nixon’s congressional lobbyist.

OK, fine, so he was only lobbying Congress on behalf of a President who resigned in shame after impeachment was hanging over his head.

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The Dirty Secret About Presidential Elections

by David Model, Fri Sep 12, 2008 at 08:41:18 AM EST

In 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon faced each other in front of television cameras to debate, for the first time, issues important to voters.  The outcome may have been determined more by Nixon's five o'clock shadow and awkward, nervous demeanor than by the content of the debates.  The medium's message was that Nixon had the appearance of a used car salesman and Kennedy that of a charming, witty and trustworthy candidate.

Despite the manipulative, ostensibly superficial character of the medium, debates potentially can serve as the most probative, revealing, heuristic and discursive mechanism to distinguish the leaders from each other in terms of policies and leadership qualities.  Shallow and manipulative paid advertising and itinerant, ubiquitous handshaking are irredeemably incapable of creating well-informed voters.

Unfortunately, the debates fail to meet the above expectations for a number of reasons but one, in particular, violates the basic principles of a fair, equitable and efficacious election process by excluding legitimate leadership candidates from the debates thus denying them visibility and credibility.

In very simple terms, the Democrats and Republicans exercise complete control over the debates including place, timing, participation, format, questioners and frequently the questions to be posed to the candidates.  There is something fundamentally undemocratic about the two leading parties, both financed by corporate money, making critical decisions about the elections that will clearly serve their own interests.

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Interior got ethics award before scandal

Days Before Scandal, Interior Got Ethics Award

Oh, the irony. Just before the Department of Interior's inspector general released reports that laid bare the oil-and-sex scandal in the department's oil royalties office this week, Interior won an annual award from the federal Office of Government Ethics, The Post's Mary Pat Flaherty and Derek Kravitz report.

The inspector general said Wednesday that federal officials in the Mineral Management Service's royalty-in-kind program allegedly were plied with alcohol and expensive gifts from industry representatives, and in some cases had sex and did drugs with them. The Denver-area office takes in roughly $4 billion each year in oil and natural gas reserves from companies drilling on federal and Indian land and offshore.

But, on Monday, the Interior Department was praised for "developing a dynamic laminated Ethics Guide for employees" that was a "polished, professional guide" with "colorful pictures and prints which demand employees' attention." The guide, the award noted, was small enough for employees to carry. Interior also was lauded for having held a four-day seminar for its ethics advisors nationwide.

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Obama calls for US military draft

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National service forum at Columbia University

Obama calls for US military mobilization
By Patrick Martin
13 September 2008

In remarks that clearly pointed toward the restoration of the military draft under an Obama administration, the Democratic candidate said Thursday night that his job as president would include demanding that the American people recognize an “obligation” for military service. “If we are going into war, then all of us go, not just some,” Senator Barack Obama declared.

Obama’s comments came as he and his Republican opponent, Senator John McCain, took part in a forum on national service at Columbia University in New York City. Earlier in the day, both candidates joined in a memorial service at the site of the World Trade Center, commemorating the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

While “national service” encompasses more than the military, including such government-run programs as the Peace Corps, Americorps and Teach for America, as well as private and religious programs, both McCain and Obama focused on expanding the US Armed Forces as a major goal of the next administration, whether Democratic or Republican.

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Israeli Minister pushes for assassination campaign against Palestinians

Saturday September 13, 2008 04:52 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News 
Shaul Mofaz, the Israeli Transportation Minister, stated Friday that Israel should reinstate a policy of massive extrajudicial assassinations in the Palestinian Territories, much like the policy under former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

  Shaul Mofaz
Shaul Mofaz

Mofaz made the statement in an interview with Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv

While assassinations of Palestinians have not ended under the Prime Ministership of Ehud Olmert, there are not as many as there were under Ariel Sharon, who was Prime Minister from 2000 – 2006 until he fell into a coma.

Extrajudicial assassinations are a direct violation of international law and of signed agreements, as they target 'wanted' individuals without giving them a right to a trial, and also causes civilian deaths in almost every instance. Israel carries out these assassinations through missile strikes from airplanes, usually targeting cars carrying 'wanted' individuals. Given that the Gaza Strip (one of the two Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories) is one of the most crowded places on earth, this nearly always results in the killing of bystanders, often children.

In response to the statement by Mofaz, the spokesman for the Islamic Jihad, Ibrahim An-Najjar stated, that this indicates a coming “wave of assassinations and aggression” against the Palestinian people.

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The Baby Killers


RICHARD NEVILLE keeps promising not to mention the wars but can't help commenting on the ongoing blood bath in Afghanistan.

I keep promising myself not to mention the wars for these reasons: the invaders couldn't care less about their crimes or their critics, my friends think I've become a ranting bore and many of today's citizens have more pressing worries than the serial massacres of toddlers in badlands. Bad stuff keeps happening. It keeps being denied. And is soon forgotten.

From the very first days of the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. air force has specialised in dropping bombs on family compounds supposedly containing "militants". Often they are not at home, unlike the women and children and elderly, whose bodies are eventually spread on the ground in preparation for a mass burial, while the Pentagon issues a curt "regret". Then it bombs the funeral. It's happened more than once. Another target is wedding parties. Back in July 2002, snug in their AC-130 bombers, American pilots wiped out a celebration in Uruzgan province, killing 48 civilians - mostly women and children - and injuring 117 locals. It's happened more than once.

It happened again this July, when a U.S .missile strike slaughtered 27 guests in Nangarhar province, 19 of them women and children. When locals arrived at the scene to care for the injured and collect the dead, four more bombs were unleashed, killing the bride and two of her relatives.

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Palin Still Holding On To $73 Million For Project To 'Nowhere'

Palin Administration Still Pursuing ‘Nowhere’ Project

by Paul Kiel, ProPublica - September 13, 2008 1:19 pm EDT
Tags: Alaska, Bridge to Nowhere, Earmark Abuse Scandal, Earmarks, Sarah Palin, Transportation
Sarah Palin (Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
Sarah Palin (Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has portrayed herself as a foe of pork-barrel spending, pointing in particular to her role in killing the $398 million "Bridge to Nowhere” between Ketchikan (pop. 7,400) and its airport on Gravina Island (pop. 50). I "told the Congress, 'Thanks, but no thanks,'" she said in her speech accepting the Republican vice presidential nomination. "If our state wanted to build a bridge, we were going to build it ourselves."

But Gov. Palin’s administration acknowledges that it is still pursuing a project that would link Ketchikan to its airport -- with the help of as much as $73 million in federal funds earmarked by Congress for the original project.

"What the media isn't reporting is that the project isn't dead," Roger Wetherell, spokesman for Alaska’s Department of Transportation, said. In a process begun this past winter, the state’s DOT is currently considering (PDF) a number of alternative solutions (five other possible bridges or three different ferry routes) to link Ketchikan and Gravina Island.

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Stop the McPocalypse

Time machine: Bomb-bomb Iran


By S.J. Masty
Examiner Columnist | 9/10/08 12:47 PM Feb. 26, 2009 – “Long before President McCain was elected,” the three-star general said, “he hinted at attacking Iran in songs and jokes. After the assault, he made his famous address. But we still need citizens to more fully appreciate the victorious details of Operation Bodacious Mayhem.”

The most senior officers in each of the armed services nodded, while the young officer inhaled deeply, then began his briefing. “Very well, sir. As we all know, soon after his inauguration, President McCain ordered the attack on Iran on Jan. 29, 2009.

“Carried out with support from Israel and Britain, it hit at least 10 targets with tactical nuclear weapons and nearly 800 other targets with conventional weapons.

It is difficult for the White House to say whether it destroyed an Iranian nuclear weapons program because intelligence agencies said it did not exist anyway. Approximately 350,000 civilians and military were said to be casualties.”

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Honduras Snubs US Envoy In Support of Bolivia, Venezuela


Honduras in diplomatic snub to U.S. over Bolivia
Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:16pm BST

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras, a former U.S. ally in Central America now run by a leftist government, told a U.S. envoy not to present his credentials as ambassador on Friday in a diplomatic snub in support of Bolivia.

Bolivia and anti-U.S. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez are in a fight with Washington over what they see as U.S. support for violent protests against Bolivian President Evo Morales.

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who has moved the country closer to Chavez, was due to receive a new U.S. ambassador on Friday in a ceremony at which the envoy would present a letter with his diplomatic credentials.

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Ought Washington to risk nuclear war with Russia on behalf of Georgia?


September 12, 2008
A Question for the Candidates
Georgia in NATO?

By STEVE BREYMAN

Vice President Cheney’s recent reminder that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization had agreed to admit Georgia ought to get our attention. The Vice President’s statement must be seen in light of five important and overlapping developments: (1) the “new containment” policy of the United State against Russia; (2) plans to deploy regional ballistic missile defense systems on the Russian periphery; (3) post-Cold War US-Russian-Georgian relations; (4) the eastward expansion of NATO; and (5) Georgia’s importance in oil and gas pipeline geopolitics. This essay examines developments one through four.

The core idea of both the old and the new containment policies is to surround the Soviet Union/Russia with US bases, forces and alliances to prevent its territorial expansion. Containment was the centerpiece of US security policy against the Soviets during the Cold War. The end of the Cold War in 1991 did not result in a corresponding update of US doctrine. Instead, given the break-up of the USSR and the multiplication of new nation-states around its edges, containment could be applied more extensively post-1991 than ever before. The Russian leadership is no more favorably disposed towards encirclement than had been the Soviet leadership. Ideology is not the decisive factor here.

Ronald Reagan’s ballistic missile defense program, known popularly as “Star Wars,” lives on today. The Pentagon spent tens of billions of dollars since the President’s 1983 speech launching the program in ongoing and generally unsuccessful attempts to ‘hit a bullet with a bullet.’ The US offered scaled-down land-based versions of some of the systems to a number of US allies including Poland (Patriot missiles) and the Czech Republic (the accompanying radar). Defended as necessary to protect allies from “rogue state” missile attacks in the post 9/11 period (Iran), Russia sees any deployment near its own borders as threatening to its nuclear missile forces. Wavering for several years, the Poles inked the deal shortly after the Russian drive into South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, US policy under President George H.W. Bush considered territorial disputes in the Transcaucasus (including Georgia) as internal Russian matters. The early nineties were a time of chaos in Georgia including a fierce civil war, a coup, and various ethnic conflicts. The World Bank, IMF, and Germany provided Georgia hundreds of millions of dollars in credits in 1995. The “Rose Revolution” that toppled illegitimate President Shevardnadze took place in 2003. Russian President Putin exclaimed following the “Orange Revolution” in Ukraine—inspired by the Rose Revolution in Georgia—that it was “extremely dangerous to solve political problems outside the framework of the law.” Current President Saakashvili took office in 2004. President George W. Bush became the first sitting US president to visit Georgia in 2005.

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Shock and Awe Comes Home to Roost


Saturday, September 13, 2008

"Al-Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America and he’s worried that someone won’t read them their rights.” – Sarah Palin at the RNC

“[T]he looser ‘preemptive strike’ rationale being applied to situations abroad could migrate back home, fostering a more permissive attitude on the part of law enforcement officers in this country.” – FBI Special Agent Colleen Rowley

“We followed our [RNC] Welcoming Committee members to many cities around the country. We consulted with the terrorism task force in those cities. We received information, etc. [Did you have infiltrators?] Yes, we did. [Were they paid?] Yes.” - Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher

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Congress Asks: Who Misled the Anthrax Investigation by Pointing at Iraq?

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Congressman and Scientist: FBI Theory that Mail-Sorting Machines Crushed Anthrax to a Fine Powder "Patently Ridiculous"... Anthrax was Weaponized



Friday 12 September 2008

by: Bill Simpich, t r u t h o u t | Report

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Following five anthrax-related deaths in 2001, a bioterrorism team held a news conference at the Capitol to demonstrate anthrax cleanup procedures. (Photo: Kenneth Lambert / AP)

    On September 16, the House Judiciary Committee will hold oversight hearings to review the FBI's role in investigating the 2001 anthrax attacks, followed by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the 17th. (Glenn Greenwald, August 20 interview with Charles Grassley).

    Chairmen Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman John Conyers have asked FBI Director Robert Mueller to attend. Conyers has specifically asked Mueller to address whether White House officials initially pressed the FBI to show the attacks were linked to Iraq, why Steven Hatfill was a key suspect in the investigation and why Bruce Ivins kept his security clearance for so many years.

    If these committees hope to uncover the truth, they have to order several journalists and scientists to provide the basis for their claims that Iraq was a prime suspect in these attacks. No shield law protects journalists or their sources who plant phony evidence in a terror investigation.

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Wisconsin GOP Trying to Disenfranchise Voters


Van Hollen's lawsuit will muck up election, voting officials say

Steven Elbow — 9/13/2008 1:09 pm

A lawsuit filed by the state attorney general Wednesday has the potential to slow down voting lines in what promises to be a staggering turnout for the Nov. 4 election, local voting officials said.

"It will disenfranchise voters. That's what we're concerned about," City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl said.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, a Republican, filed the lawsuit Monday in Dane County Circuit Court to get ineligible voters off the rolls. It calls for a court order mandating the Government Accountability Board to cross-check voters who have registered since Jan. 1, 2006, when federal Help America Vote Act legislation required that states implement a voter database to cross-check voter registrations with Department of Transportation, criminal and death records.

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In Office, Palin Hired Friends and Hit Critics


The New York Times

September 14, 2008

By JO BECKER, PETER S. GOODMAN AND MICHAEL POWELL

This article is by Jo Becker, Peter S. Goodman and Michael Powell.

WASILLA, Alaska — Gov. Sarah Palin lives by the maxim that all politics is local, not to mention personal.

So when there was a vacancy at the top of the State Division of Agriculture, she appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Ms. Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows as one of her qualifications for running the roughly $2 million agency.

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Russia: Armed action on Iran unacceptable

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U.S. to supply Israel with 1,000 new bunker-busting bombs

Thomson Financial News
UPDATE 1-Russia's Medvedev:armed action on Iran unacceptable
09.12.08, 12:12 PM ET

MOSCOW, Sept 12 (Reuters) - A military solution to the standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions is unacceptable and there is no need at the moment for new sanctions, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.

But Medvedev said Russia continued to support a diplomatic drive led by European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana to offer Tehran a package of incentives in return for it reining in some of its nuclear activities.

Western states are anxious that a rift between Moscow and the West over Russia's intervention in Georgia may shatter the fragile international coalition that has been applying pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme.

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Destabilization of Pakistan: War for Resources


It’s not a war on terror, but a war for resources: conference

By Irfan Ali

KARACHI: Well known figures in Pakistani politics claimed that the global war on terror is actually a war on resources. They were speaking at a conference on ‘Terrorism and Global Peace’ held on the seventh anniversary of 9/11 on Thursday.

“Neither is it a war of religions, nor is it a war on terrorism but it is a war on resources,” said Senator Nisar Memon, who is the chairman of the Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production.

Memon said that the United States and its allies have reached lands full of natural resources and key sources of energy. “Now they have control on oil, gas and other resources in Iraq and Afghanistan,” he said, adding that their think tanks had been floating the idea of taking control of energy sources for a long time already.

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NEWSWIRE: SEPTEMBER 13, 2008 - CRIMES AND CORRUPTION OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER NEWS

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09:05 am:
Bush War Crimes Live Video
09:09 am:
Lawmakers vote for subpoenas for Troopergate probe
09:12 am:
Homeland Security Sets up Suspicionless Checkpoints Along Roads in Washington State
09:13 am:
Obama: McCain is "hiding from the facts" behind "lipstick" "pigs" "Britney" "Paris" Out of "Fear
09:15 am:
Israeli soldier sentenced to 14 DAYS for killing a baby
09:19 am:
18 killed in New Delhi's serial blasts
09:21 am:
Russian troops pack up, leave western Georgia on deadline
09:25 am:
'Who the f*** are you to lecture me?': Russian minister's extraordinary rant at UK minister
09:27 am:
Witness in U.S. arms probe dies suddenly
09:29 am:
Two Top McCain Officials Lobbied For Oil-For-Sex Scandal Companies
09:31 am:
Sarah Palin's Husband Subpoenaed in Palin Investigation
09:33 am:
Bankers shocked by "The Mythical FDIC fund"
09:36 am:
Olbermann: Problems With Sarah Palin
09:39 am:
Doesn't McCain *want* our children to protect themselves from sex offenders?
09:41 am:
McCain-Palin Crowd-Size Estimates Not Backed by Officials
09:44 am:
"Bush Doctrine" -- Surprise! Wikipedia has been subtly manipulated since the Palin/Gibson interview
09:46 am:
Webb: Bush Administration on verge of "constitutional coup d'etat"
09:47 am:
John McCain's ads are LIES. Here's the video proof.
09:59 am:
How the Liberal Blogosphere is being played by Karl Rove for McCain's benefit
11:22 am:
Balance-Sheet of U.S. Imperialism
11:26 am:
Horrors of war our leaders never have to confront
11:27 am:
Blueprint for nuclear bomb on internet, warns UN
11:29 am:
UK: PM's party whip wants him gone
11:33 am:
Holocaust™ Racketeers Stalk the New York Jets and Giants
11:40 am:
Sarah Palin's Impeccable Marrano Jew Credentials: HI Gov. Linda Lingle
11:44 am:
Israeli lobby groups in dispute in UK
11:47 am:
Here's how Brits really feel about Americans
11:53 am:
These Are the New Middle Ages, Not a New Order
11:58 am:
Palin Completes Zionist Ticket
12:10 pm:
Fannie, Freddie to Be Kept Off Federal Books
12:18 pm:
Afghan governor assassinated in bomb blast: officials
12:25 pm:
Excerpts: 'Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency'
12:26 pm:Strip of Iraq 'on the Verge of Exploding'
12:29 pm: Five-year-old boy from Hebron run over by Israeli military vehicle
12:32 pm:
Israeli troops kill Palestinian boy near Bethlehem
12:35 pm:
Chicago high schools require all students to pass driver education to graduate. The blind included
12:40 pm:
Another McCain lie: Palin went to Iraq
12:55 pm:
'Israeli extremists using the Sabbath to terrorise Arabs'
12:59 pm:
US Jews to Hollywood stars: Boycott Israel celebration
01:01 pm:
Dick Cavett roasts McCain-Palin in the NY Times
01:03 pm:
McCain-Palin making it up as they go along
01:13 pm:
McCain transition team head was ultimate Nixon insider
01:20 pm:
The Dirty Secret About Presidential Elections
01:29 pm:
Interior got ethics award before scandal
01:37 pm:
Obama calls for US military draft
01:45 pm:
Israeli Minister pushes for assassination campaign against Palestinians - 1 comment
01:51 pm:
The Baby Killers
01:54 pm:
Palin Still Holding On To $73 Million For Project To 'Nowhere'
01:58 pm:
If Mccain wins...
02:17 pm:
Stop the McPocalypse
02:20 pm:
Honduras Snubs US Envoy In Support of Bolivia, Venezuela
02:23 pm:
Ought Washington to risk nuclear war with Russia on behalf of Georgia?
02:31 pm:
Shock and Awe Comes Home to Roost
02:32 pm:
Empire of Insanity
02:46 pm:
Congress Asks: Who Misled the Anthrax Investigation by Pointing at Iraq?
02:50 pm:
Wisconsin GOP Trying to Disenfranchise Voters
02:53 pm:
In Office, Palin Hired Friends and Hit Critics
02:58 pm:
Russia: Armed action on Iran unacceptable
03:07 pm: Destabilization of Pakistan: War for Resources