A coup d'etat against the Bush regime is apparently being seriously contemplated in certain circles. Bush is afraid of such possible actions and has gathered a huge number of security people around his person to prevent his being seized or assassinated. Cheney is also terrified of this and spends most of his time in a very heavily guarded underground bunker. A source has supplied me with the location of this but I am leaving that bit of information strictly private. White House Wants Search Limits Overturned
The Bush regime asked a federal appeals court Friday to restore its ability to compel Internet service providers to turn over information about their customers or subscribers as part of its fight against terrorism.FBI steps up mail interception
This proposal is part of a broader request for authority to issue “administrative subpoenas,” which would allow the FBI to seize private records from hospitals, doctors’ offices, libraries, banks, and other businesses without first getting approval from a judge.Nine Inch Nails drops MTV show over image of Bush...the song is a warning against blind acceptance of authority, including that of a president leading his nation to war! "We were set to perform 'The Hand That Feeds' with an unmolested, straightforward image of George W. Bush as the backdrop. Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me," Nine Inch Nails' leader Trent Reznor said in a statement posted on the band's Web site. Judge: Public Has Right to See Abuse Photos "I do think they could be extremely upsetting and depict conduct that would outrage the American public and be truly horrifying!"DOD Web site jokes of Christian crusade against Muslims Why does Newsweek hate America?DOD Inquiry Finds Some Quran 'Mishandling'
Allegations of Quran abuse have stirred worldwide controversy. After Newsweek magazine reported earlier this month that U.S. officials had confirmed a Quran was flushed in a toilet, deadly demonstrations were held in Afghanistan although it is not clear what role that story played in sparking the violence. Newsweek later retracted its report.Pentagon: No Abuse of Koran, Afghan Protests Unrelated
Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice called any disrespect for the Koran abhorrent, and said it will never be tolerated by the United States. She promised that the military will fully investigate the allegation, and that if it is true appropriate action will be taken.About five minutes into her speech, three audience members wearing black hoods and robes stood up and began chanting, "Stop the killing, U.S. out of Iraq."
The demonstrators were quickly escorted out by police officers as the audience clapped in support of Rice.Rice rejects Amnesty report on detainees
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has dismissed calls for an independent investigation of conditions at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, and has labeled as ''absurd" a new Amnesty International report equating the facility with Soviet-era gulags.US press takes umbrage at Amnesty‘s ”gulag” charge
So did Pravda annd Isvestia when it was the USSR whose torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners was the focus.A military jury Friday acquitted a Navy SEAL lieutenant of all charges in connection with the November 2003 beating and subsequent death of an Iraqi detainee at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. Lt. Andrew Ledford, 32, was found not guilty of all charges.Chain of prisoner abuse starts at the top
We are officially told that the abuse of detainees in American custody - who were stripped naked and beaten, forced to simulate sexual acts, their beards shaved, leered at by women interrogators who rubbed their breasts against them, or smeared them with fake menstrual blood, or grabbed and sometimes kicked their genitals - is the handiwork of a few rogues who are duly punished when caught. To accept this as true we must also believe that these average kids from average American towns are experts on Islam, so well-versed in its strictures about sex that they dreamed up these methods all by themselves.Stripping Rumsfeld and Bush of Impunity
He added that he was "not aware of anyone in the executive branch authorizing any transfer of a detainee in violation of that policy." "The Bush Administration has a policy of sending people to countries where there is a likelihood that they will be tortured."More torture in Iraq: Sheikh Ali Bapir's story
Pretend you're trying to explain Iraq's political history to George W. Bush. Yes, I know, it's an excercise in futility, but bear with me. "George, the Ba'athists didn't like the Kurds. Saddam was a Ba'athist, right? Rummy sold Saddam weapons
, and Saddam did bad things with them. He also had the Kurds tortured.Muslim Lives are Desecrated, Not Just Their Book
Thus, if Muslim fury is to be examined appropriately and truthfully, then the desecration of the Quran must be analyzed together with the violent death of "at least" 100,000 Iraqi civilians, the greater majority of them at the hands of the "coalition," according to "the first comprehensive investigation of civilian deaths in Iraq, published in the Lancet," and cited recently by respected Australian journalist John Pilger. Separating both issues is downright irresponsible.
But the interest in appropriateness and truthfulness in the media fades away before the seemingly much more compelling and urgent topic of the theological roots of Muslim violence, and the Muslim and Arab minds' innate deficiency and backwardness.
I am afraid that it will take more than a simple apology or a newspaper retraction to right this collective and perpetual wrong. Much more.Baghdad will be divided into two main sections, east and west, and within each section there will be smaller areas of control. There will be at least 675 checkpoints and al-Dulaimi said this is the first phase of a security crackdown that will eventually cover all of Iraq. Keep in mind that most of Iraq has remained in a "state of emergency" since the beginning of the siege of Fallujah, on November 8th.
Now with over 675 checkpoints to be manned by the "dogs of the Americans," we'll all have to get used to countless more civilian deaths where "the details are sketchy."Iraq becomes Vietnam as America destroys entire villages
The imperial forces of the US regime are destroying Iraqi villages, just as they did in Vietnam, because the "the enemy" are in fact ordinary Iraqi people who oppose the illegal foreign occupation.OCCUPIED BAGHDAD, New Iraq -- Two suicide attackers detonated car bombs in northern Iraq on Saturday.
A U.S. soldier also died from wounds sustained when a homemade bomb exploded near his vehicle earlier this week in western Iraq, the military said Saturday.Bomb flares up US fuel tank in Iraq
A US marine was killed in a grenade explosion in the town of Haditha in the western Al-Anbar region, a multi-national force statement said without elaborating.The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Maj. Ricardo A. Crocker, 39, of Mission Viejo, Calif., died May 26 from a rocket propelled grenade explosion while conducting combat operations in Hadithah, Iraq.The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
They died on May 27 from injuries sustained on May 26 in Buhriz, Iraq, when their OH-58 (Kiowa Warrior) came under small arms attack and crashed.The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Mark A. Maida, 22, of Madison, Wis., died May 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in Diyarah, Iraq, May 26 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Alfred B. Siler, 33, of Duff, Tenn., died May 25 in Tuz, Iraq, when his HMMWV hit another vehicle.Bush: Money Wasted on Bases Needed for WarBush tells Naval Academy grads US winning(?) war on terror!!"Technology changes the balance of war in a very important way. We can now strike our enemies with greater effectiveness, at greater range, with fewer civilian casualties," Bush said!100,000 Iraqi civilians deadAbout 100,000 Iraqi civilians - half of them women and children - have died in Iraq since the invasion, mostly as a result of airstrikes by coalition forces!Nuclear Talks End in Discord
The U.S., focused on North Korea and Iran, is criticized over its own weapons stockpile.Bush Raises Stakes With North Korea ...the Pentagon confirmed Friday that it was sending 15 F-117 stealth fighters to South Korea, apparently due to concerns that Pyongyang may test a nuclear weapon at any time. U.S. intelligence agencies have estimated that the North has at least two bombs and as many as eight bombs.Iran says US, Israel are the real nuclear threatsBill Gertz organization claims Iran already has a nuclear weapon
"No, really; they DO! Look, I know we screwed up about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction, and yeah, I guess they really weren't helping Al Qaeda after all, and well, yeah, I guess they didn't have anything to do with 9-11, but THIS time, we got the goods. Iran has a nuclear, um, a 'nookular' bomb, and they are going to drop it on us unless we invade them first. Really. Honest. If I am lying may god strike me ... a glancing blow."U.S. intelligence officials have told President Bush news that has left him stunned: Iran has completed all of the elements required for an atomic bomb.Analysts behind faulty Iraq intel rewarded
Which pretty much tells you that (as the Downing Street Memo states quite clearly) coming up with that nonsense about Iraq's WMD program is what their job really was. Hence, the rewards.Analysts in WMD miscue given performance awards over 3 years
You reward people who provided a lie only when the lie was what was wanted.What JFK might tell our leaders
To George W.M.D. Bush on Iraq, Iran, and North Korea: ''The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough -- more than enough -- of war." (American University commencement, 1963)
To Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on space: ''We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding. This new ocean must be a sea of peace, [not] a new terrifying theater of war." (Rice University, 1962)
To White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan on negative news media: ''It is never pleasant to be reading things that are not agreeable news, but it is an invaluable arm to the presidency as a check on what is going on . . . [e]ven though we never like it . . . and wish they didn't write it . . . we could not do the job at all in a free society without a very, very active press." (Television interview, 1962)Bush denies Democrats Bolton files
"They have what they need," White House faggot Scott McClellan said.The Neocons’ Second Front
Bolton and Wolfowitz are part of the Bush administration’s initial redeployment of neo-con assets in the building of the American empire’s second front. John Bolton is being put in place to militarize the UN. As for Paul Wolfowitz, he is not leaving the Pentagon so much as he is bringing the Pentagon to the World Bank.Freedom's just another word for dodging tough questions
Asked if the Iraqi insurgency was getting more difficult to defeat militarily, Bush answered with a classic Dubya-ism. "No, I don't think so," he said, "I think they're being defeated. And that's why they continue to fight."King Fahd of Saudi Arabia reported deadThere was no confirmation of heightened security alert reported by some western media and denied by the government, who also denied the king is dead, but said he was in the hospital. The first isms at the gate were socialism, pacifism and anarchism; then came fascism; next was communism; and now it's terrorism. The advantage of all the isms is that they appeal directly to another ism – nationalism, which is about the only one of the isms the great mass of people can comprehend.
If people oppose your government, call them terrorists, and you have our blessing to kill and torture to your heart's desire.Aldous Huxley observed about "triumphs of propaganda" long ago: "Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth."
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.