Juicing the Stock Market
The secret maneuverings of the Plunge Protection Team
By Mike Whitney
If a secret team is interfering in the stock market, it presents serious practical and moral issues. For one thing, it disrupts natural “corrections” which are a normal part of the business cycle and which help to maintain a healthy and competitive slate of equities.
In the World’s Eyes the US has become Amerika
By Paul Craig Roberts
US casualties (dead and wounded) have now reached 27,000 in a war that was supposed to be a “cakewalk” over in a few weeks. If what four-star general Wesley Clark, former supreme commander of NATO, told Amy Goodman in a March 2 interview is correct, US casualties are yet in their early days.
Seven Countries In Five Years
An interview with General Wesley Clark
“This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” I said, “Is it classified?” He said, “Yes, sir.
Audio and transcript
The Dire Strait
By John Damien
The most valuable piece of real estate in the world is not to be found in New York, London or Tokyo. The world’s most valuable real estate is comprised of two imaginary boxes.
Rudy & McCain Grow Hymens
By Tom Gilroy
‘While I believe Madam Speaker would serve tea to the 9/11 hijackers, piss and shit on the American flag, and drown every American veteran since the Spanish-American War in boiling oil, it’s not her patriotism I’m questioning, it’s her judgment.’
Taking Democracy Seriously
By Joel S. Hirschhorn
American: So you mean that if you Australians don’t vote, you get a fine? Australian: Yeah, and when you Americans don’t vote you get George W. Bush.
What Did Israel Know in Advance of the 9/11 Attacks?
By Christopher Ketcham
There is sufficient reason – from news reports, statements by former intelligence officials, an array of circumstantial evidence, and the reported acknowledgment by the Israeli government – to believe that in the months before 9/11, Israel was running an active spy network inside the United States, with Muslim extremists as the target.
Some Movements At ME Quartet in Berlin
By K. Gajendra Singh
“Israel’s power after 1947 was based on its military supremacy over its weaker neighbors. It is in the process of losing it – if it has not already. Lesser problems, mainly demographic, will only be aggravated if tension persists. It simply cannot survive allied with the United States, because the Americans will either leave the region or embark on a war that risks Israel’s very existence.”
Morons and Magic: A Reply to George Monbiot
By David Ray Griffin
In “Bayoneting a Scarecrow The 9/11 conspiracy theories are a coward’s cult.” (Guardian, February 20), George Monbiot accuses members of the 9/11 truth movement of being “morons” and “idiots” who believe in “magic.” Having in his previous attack—“A 9/11 conspiracy virus is sweeping the world,” Guardian, February 6—called me this movement’s “high priest,” he now describes my 9/11 writing as a “concatenation of ill-attested nonsense.”
Iraq: At least 33 killed in another bloody day of U.S. occupation:
Insurgents ambushed Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims in southern Baghdad, killing seven and wounding 27 with a roadside bomb
Suicide bomber kills more than 30 people in cafe:
The bomber blew himself up in a restaurant in Balad Ruz, 45 miles northeast of Baghdad, a police officer said on condition of anonymity. Dozens were wounded, he said.
3 U.S. troops killed NW of Baghdad:
Three American soldiers were killed Wednesday by a roadside bomb, and attacks on Shiite pilgrims showed no sign of easing, with at least 11 slain as they streamed toward a Muslim shrine ahead of a weekend holiday.
Shiite party withdraws from Iraqi Shiite alliance :
The party, which holds 15 of the parliament’s 275 seats, also said in the statement that it will stay in the parliament as an independent bloc and will be open to join other blocs on national and not sectarian bases.
Iraq War Opponents to March in Washington :
A coalition of anti-war groups is planning a march on the Pentagon to protest the Iraq war. The March 17th protest will come on the 40th anniversary of a 1967 march on the Pentagon that was a major milestone in the anti-Vietnam War movement. VOA’s Bill Rodgers reports.
Vermont Votes to Impeach Bush/Cheney:
When Vermont Governor Jim Douglas, a Republican with reasonably close ties to President Bush, asked if there was any additional business to be considered at the town meeting he was running in Middlebury, Ellen McKay popped up and proposed the impeachment of Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
Webb bill limits Iran fight: Freshman Sen.
James H. Webb Jr. yesterday introduced legislation to force President Bush to seek congressional authorization before using force against Iran.
Iran warns of serious response if world powers go extreme :
A top Iranian nuclear official has warned to give a “serious response” if the five permanent members of UN Security Council plus Germany adopt hardline approaches against the country’s nuclear program, local daily “Tehran Times” reported on Wednesday.
Aipac Will Press for Hard Line on Iran Regime:
The Democratic-controlled Congress is moving to outflank both the Bush administration and the United Nations with the toughest set of sanctions against Iran that have ever been proposed.
Missing Iranian “founded” Hezbollah:
Israeli spy: An Iranian ex-deputy defense minister who went missing in what may have been a Western intelligence operation is best known to Israel as the “founder” of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, a retired Israeli spy said on Wednesday.
Peretz denies Israel involved in Iranian general’s disappearance:
Defense Minister Amir Peretz responded Wednesday to reports that Israel was behind the kidnapping of the Iranian official who has allegedly defected to the West, saying they were unsubstantiated.
Report: Missing Iranian official being questioned in N. Europe :
The Iranian former deputy defense minister who disappeared in neighboring Turkey last month is being questioned in a northern European country under strict supervision, the pan-Arab newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat reported Wednesday.
Top US Official Warns Arab Businessmen Over Trade With Iran :
Stuart Levey, the U.S. undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said the long arm of U.S. sanctions could come down on Arab companies trading with some government-linked firms in Iran.
Hamas to offer Israel truce for boycott lift :
Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) has expressed willingness of offering ceasefire with Israel in exchange for the lift of boycott on the new Palestinian unity government, Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported on Wednesday
A Barack-star no more:
Barack Obama used to inspire nothing but sympathy and affection. But recently he’s given pandering a bad name.
U.S. will not seek seat on U.N. rights body :
For the second year in a row, the United States has decided not to seek a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council, the State Department said Tuesday, accusing the panel of an anti-Israeli bias.
A CIA Cover Up: The Kuala Lumpur Deceit
The possible link between pre-9/ 11 Israeli warnings and the watch-listing of the hijackers Mihdhar and Hazmi was pointed out in late 2004 by a retired top corporate lawyer named Gerald Shea, who compiled a 166-page memo detailing the alleged operations of the Israeli groups in New Jersey, Florida and elsewhere.
Sidney Blumenthal: Libby lied, troops died:
The Scooter Libby verdict is inextricably linked to Iraq: his lies were an attempt to cover up the disingenuous case for war.
Arianna Huffington: Why the Libby Verdict Is So Damning:
Libby was found guilty not just of perjury but of obstructing justice — obstructing justice in order to encumber the investigation and keep secret the dark, ugly truth about how the White House sought to cover up its lies about Iraq and its efforts to intimidate and silence critics of the administration.
Washington Is Losing Its Grip on Latin America:
“State of Denial” is the title of Bob Woodward’s famous book on the Bush team’s road to disaster in Iraq, but it would have served just as well for a description of their Latin America policy.
The War Against the Third World: What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: Video:
CIA covert operations and US military interventions since World War II. A video compilation of footage and speeches recorded in the 1980s
Murder Of The Law :
A commentary on BBC 2 ‘Dr David Kelly – The Conspiracy Files’ – Dr David Kelly’s unnatural death of the 17th of July 2003 broadcast on the 25th of February 2007.
Second al-Qaeda suspect ordered freed :
Another immigrant accused of links to terrorism has been ordered released from custody and into house arrest by a Federal Court judge as Canada’s faltering security-certificate law continues to unravel.
Two FBI Whistleblowers Confirm Illegal Wiretapping of Govt Officials:
Sibel Edmonds has got her hands on an explosive official report from an FBI agent which demonstrates that the US Government was illegally spying on “high-profile U.S. public officials”
U.S. authorities punish Al-Jazeera cameraman for going on hunger strike:
Reporters Without Borders today condemned the mistreatment of Sudanese cameraman Sami Al-Haj of the pan-Arab TV station Al-Jazeera by the US authorities at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre after he began a hunger strike on 7 January on completing his fifth year in US custody without trial.
Feds: Airline Worker Used Security ID To Sneak 14 Guns, Drugs On Orlando Flight:
A 22-year-old airline employee from Central Florida was arrested after he used his security privileges to smuggle a bag containing 13 handguns, an M-16 type automatic weapon and marijuana on board a Delta flight at Orlando International Airport, according to federal agents.
Feds test new data mining program :
Lawmakers and privacy advocates are concerned that a powerful new data searching tool being tested by the Department of Homeland Security could pose a threat to Americans’ privacy as it sifts through mountains of information for patterns that might reveal terrorists.
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