Officials Warn of Future Terror Attacks
Look out! The Mossad, er, ummm, I mean 'Al Qaeda" is coming to attack us if we don't bomb Iran first!http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,147778,00.html
Officials: Iran, Terror Cells Pose Most Danger
As the media and CIA start to wave "Al Qaeda" at us yet again, it is worth remembering that not all Al Qaeda is what it appears to be.http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/fakealqaeda.html
Of the MOSSAD, the Israeli intelligence service, the SAMS officers say: "Wildcard. Ruthless and cunning. Has capability to target U.S. forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act." [Washington Times September 10, 2001
You've Been Warnedhttp://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,147847,00.html
Terrorists are getting trained in Iraq; we're not going to be able to kill, or detain every one of them there; they are going to try to slip into this country, and worst of all, some of them are already here, hiding out, cooking up their schemes and trying to find a day when everything is perfect for another attack.
During the presidential campaign last year, the Bush-Cheney team often warned vaguely of terror threats.http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&e=1&u=/ap/20050217/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/terror_threat
They said the best defense was for Congress to approve the president's military and anti-terror budget.
Senior U.S. intelligence leaders told Congress yesterday that "it may only be a matter of time" before terrorists try to use weapons of mass destruction against the United States.http://www.washtimes.com/national/20050216-111354-2798r.htm
Mr. Mueller said the United States is "awash" in potential terrorist targets, including the White House, the Capitol, nuclear power plants, mass-transit systems, bridges and tunnels, shipping and port facilities, financial centers and airports.
New intelligence information strongly suggests that Al Qaeda has considered infiltrating the United States through the Mexican border, top government officials told Congress on Wednesday.http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/17/international/americas/17intel.html?ex=1109307600&en=37339b21ead176a6&ei=5065&partner=MYWAY
Mr. Goss said that the war in Iraq had served as a useful recruiting tool for Islamic extremists, and that both the low Sunni Muslim turnout in elections there and the violence that followed demonstrated that the insurgency remained a serious threat.
Iraq War Helps Recruit Terroristshttp://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A28876-2005Feb16?language=printer
"My job in the government is not to be the principal intelligence officer and try to rationalize differences between the Iraqis, the CIA and the DIA," Rumsfeld testified. "I see these reports. Frankly, I don't have a lot of confidence in any of them."
Critical Republicans Look to Cut Bush's $82 Billion War Requesthttp://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A30679-2005Feb16?language=printer
The main target of the rebellious Republicans is a request for $658 million to build what would be the largest embassy in the world: a fortress in Baghdad's Green Zone that would replace the former palace complex that U.S. officials are using.
Democrats to back additional spendinghttp://news.ft.com/cms/s/dab5e2da-7fb1-11d9-8ceb-00000e2511c8.html
US spending on the war in Iraq could cost between $461,000,000,000.00 - $646,000,000,000.00 by 2015, according to a report issued yesterday by the Democratic staff of the budget committee.
The Pentagon is spending $70,000,000,000.00 on a programme to build heavily-armed robots for the battlefield in the hope that future wars will be fought without the loss of its soldiers' lives.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml%3Bsessionid%3DEWEJY11U15TYXQFIQMFCM54AVCBQYJVC?xml=/news/2005/02/17/wrobot17.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/02/17/ixworld.html
Some in the American computer business are asking whether it is acceptable to have machines decide for themselves whether to take human life and what will happen when, inevitably, the robot makes a mistake.
Did US Military Kill Journalists in Iraqhttp://www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=1019
What is needed is an independent investigation by a team of reporters to determine if the U.S. military targeted journalists in Iraq.
Rather than provide an exit, the Iraqi election could draw U.S. troops into a burgeoning civil war.http://www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/1961/
Now, the question is whether the Sunnis will seek some post-election accommodation with the Shiites or will continue resisting the new U.S.-backed power structure. If they choose the latter, the election may end up locking the U.S. military into a long-term role as the military arm of a Shiite-dominated government waging a counterinsurgency war.
Shiite party, backed by clergy, holds majorityhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6913272/
Chalabi, 58, who left Iraq as a teen, leads the Iraqi National Congress and had close ties to the Pentagon before falling out of favor last year after claims he passed intelligence information to Iran.
Iran envoy: We helped US in Iraq pollshttp://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/FA3DCC84-3173-4BE6-9022-C00A94B71234.htm
Tehran and Washington have not had diplomatic links since the 1979 Islamic revolution and relations between them are currently tense.
Bush Nominates Negroponte As Intel Chiefhttp://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pri&dt=050217&cat=news&st=newsd88ac8ro1&src=ap
Human rights groups alleged that Negroponte acquiesced in human rights abuses by Honduran death squads funded and partly trained by the CIA. Negroponte testified during the hearings for the U.N. post that he did not believe death squads were operating in Honduras.
That Negroponte sure knows a lot about terrorismhttp://www.pnionline.com/dnblog/extra/archives/001464.html
Negroponte is certainly a good choice to get inside the mind of a terrorist, since as U.S. ambassador to Honduras under Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s, he reportedly collaborated with a top-secret Army death squad, ominously called Battalion 316, that kidnaped, tortured and killed hundreds of civilians there. Honduras was a key ally for the Reagan crowd in its covert "contra" effort to topple Nicaragua's leftist government.
Man 'blinded at Guantanamo'http://www.thisislondon.com/news/articles/16680139?source=PA
"They held both of his eyes open and sprayed it into his eyes and later took a towel soaked in pepper spray and rubbed it in his eyes.
Off Duty U.S. Customs officer shoots unarmed 19-year old Arab-American in head and face. Authorities state that officer committed no wrong-doing and did not even book him for questioninghttp://www.livejournal.com/community/anarchists/698557.html
Read this all the way through. This is how history will remember the USA at the dawn of the 21st Century.
Court: Reporters Must Testify in CIA Leak Casehttp://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050215/pl_nm/bush_leak_dc&e=1
The grand jury has heard testimony from officials and journalists to try to establish who leaked the name of a CIA operative, Valerie Plame, in 2003 to syndicated columnist Robert Novak, who revealed her identity in a column. Plame's husband, Joseph Wilson, a diplomat in the Clinton administration, accused the White House of being responsible for the leak. He said officials did so because Wilson had publicly disputed a claim by President Bush about Iraq's attempts to buy nuclear weapons parts.
'Rogue states' join forces to confront Americahttp://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-1487732,00.html
The issue that is driving the US and Iran closer to confrontation is Tehran’s alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Iran - a nuclear belligerent?http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/540258.html
If Israel thinks Iran is a problem, let Israel invade.
Syria in the Crosshairs: You didn't think they would stop with Iraq, did you?http://antiwar.com/justin/
The occupation of Iraq was just the beginning: before all this is over, we may see America's real war aims in the Middle East come into very clear focus, with U.S. troops back in Beirut – and occupying Damascus. This makes the call for the withdrawal of U.S. troops, and a public timetable for getting out, a vital necessity, and not at all a radical proposal. What's radical is the prospect that those troops may soon be crossing over the border into Syria – that is, if we don't get them out of Iraq first.
U.S. Tensions With Syria Escalatehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A30801-2005Feb16?language=printer
The United States is now using the world furor over the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri to generate momentum against the regime of President Bashar Assad.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), a co-sponsor of the act, said Washington should use attention from the assassination to "save Lebanon and give to them their independence."
Iran, Syria to Form 'United Front'http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050217/D889VGEO0.html
Iran and Syria, who both are facing pressure from the United States, said Wednesday they will form a "united front" to confront possible threats against them, state-run television reported.
US May Use Proxy To Attack Iranhttp://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news.php?id=119443
...the US will use Israel to strike the first blow and wait for Iran to strike back, in order to maintain the illusion that Iran is starting it all.
Mysterious explosion stirs fears of attack as tensions risehttp://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1108595411823&call_pageid=970599119419
Take a good look at a map. A USreal attack on either Syria or Iran would put our troops in Iraq facing a two-front war along with the iraq insurgency. And Israel's sense of being able to bomb Iran with impunity because of having the US forces in Iraq as a bulwark just went out the window, as Iran can flank Israel through Syria. Russia is ready to hand both nations weapons which can equal the US systems, and the sandstorm season is about to start, negating US air suuperiority.
An unknown aircraft fired a missile on Wednesday in a deserted area near Iran's southern port city of Dailam in Bushehr province, where the country has a nuclear power plant, Iranian state television said. Wonder Who That Could Have Been, Huh?http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7647697
DUBAI (Reuters) - An unknown aircraft fired a missile on Wednesday in a deserted area near Iran's southern port city of Dailam in Bushehr province, where the country has a nuclear power plant, Iranian state television said.
Iran blast 'not caused by attack'http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/02/16/iran.blast/
State television later said the blast could have come from a fuel tank that fell off an airplane. Reports of a blast come as Iran's intelligence minister was quoted as saying the United States has been flying spy drones over Iran's nuclear sites.
New Mexico grasslands latest battleground over drillinghttp://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&e=5&u=/krwashbureau/20050215/ts_krwashbureau/_bc_env_drilling_wa
"It's next to a bombing range," he said. "You can trip over ordnance there. You're not going to see any wildlife."
A hireling, a fraud and a prostitutehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1416239,00.html
Thus a phony journalist, planted by a Republican organisation, used by the White House press secretary to interrupt questions from the press corps, protected from FBI vetting by the press office, disseminating smears about its critics and opponents, some of them gay-baiting, was unmasked not only as a hireling and fraud but as a gay prostitute, with enormous potential for blackmail.
How often does an enterprising young man, heralded in press reports as both a reporter and a contributor to such sites as Hotmilitarystud.com, Workingboys.net, Militaryescorts.com, MilitaryescortsM4M.com and Meetlocalmen.com, get to question the president of the United States?http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/17/opinion/17dowd.html
In an era when security concerns are paramount, what kind of Secret Service background check did James Guckert get so he could saunter into the West Wing every day under an assumed name while he was doing full-frontal advertising for stud services for $1,200 a weekend? He used a driver's license that said James Guckert to get into the White House, then, once inside, switched to his alter ego, asking questions as Jeff Gannon.
"It is a brilliant strategy. When the Bush administration isn't using taxpayers' money to buy its own fake news, it does everything it can to shut out and pillory real reporters who might tell Americans what is happening"?http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/20/arts/20rich.html
With real news this timid, the appointment of Jon Stewart to take over Dan Rather's chair at CBS News could be just the jolt television journalism needs. As Mr. Olbermann demonstrated when he borrowed a sharp "Daily Show" tool to puncture the "Jeff Gannon" case, the only road back to reality may be to fight fake with fake.