Sunday, November 5
White House Assaults Media Foes on Way to Knocking Over Voting Booths
If access to timely information is essential for a nominal democracy, the elevated post-9/11 secrecy is a dark indicator of the business-friendly White House’s success in realizing Italian dictator Bernito Mussolini’s dream of a corporate-styled fascist Police State.
In its relentless war against the American public’s right to know, the neo-con White House recently scored one victory while positioning itself to take on those pesky nay-saying bloggers with the help of the Pentagon, CIA and Google.
An internal ABC Radio Network memo dated 25 October 2006 obtained by Media Matters for America revealed that roughly 100 ABC advertisers—to include “Bank of America, Exxon Mobil, Federal Express, General Electric, McDonald's, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, and the U.S. Navy—insist that their commercials be blacked out on Air America Radio affiliates.”
Predictably struggling in an industry awash with right-wing talk hosts and money, Air America filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy last month (Friday, the 13th), a development market analysts would have tracked for Fortune 500 companies cited in the memo. Withholding advertising dollars will produce, of course, its intended censoring effect on radio content at a time commercial radio is experiencing declining listeners, revenues (and here) greater competition from subscription-supported satellite radio.
Air America’s front office also apparently saw the memo and the writing on the wall and recently signaled its willingness to play ball by Corporate Amerika’s rules. According to The Hill (1 November), a newsletter that tracks congress, the network will announce after midterm elections that conservative African-American radio and TV host/journalist Armstrong Williams will join Air America Radio’s stable of talk show hosts.
In January 2005, Williams, 46, a former aide to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was discovered to be a White House policy shill receiving $240,000 through the US Department of Education to publicly advocate—as objective news— the besieged No Child Left Behind education bill. Although a Government Accountability Office probe determined Williams’ taxpayer-funded contract violated the ban on “covert propaganda” the U.S. Justice Department did not investigate.
Nor did DoJ investigate corporate conspiracy, racketeering and extortion to undermine Air America Radio’s progressive mission. Air
Pentagon and CIA Chokehold Bloggers
In a related development of free-speech suppression and taxpayer-supported propaganda, the Pentagon appropriately announced on Halloween (31 October) it was launching a “raid response” multimedia public relations team to counter media coverage Defense Secretary Rumseld and his lackeys deem inaccurate or, worse, offensive.
In spinning this story for public dissemination, Pentagon spokesman Eric Ruff poured moonshine on a gaggle of “reporters” covering the announcement when he suggested their keen sense for a story would be a target of their public relations news scrubbing team. According to the UPI News Service
Many of the additional staff at the Pentagon Public Affairs Office will be dedicated to booking television news appearances for DOD officials and their representatives, and to trying to convince reporters and newspapers to cover the stories that the Pentagon wants to see more of.
Like that’s really a problem Pentagon public relations. Of course, you recall the investigative prowess of those journalistic bloodhounds of mainstream newspapers and “television news” in the run-up to the Iraq War. They were on point ferreting out all that partisan distortions promulgated by the Pentagon’s Office of Speical Plans (OSP) about Saddam’s WMD’s and mushroom clouds on the morning horizon.
Rummy's real concern instead is “citizen journalism,” a post-9/11 development in news reporting after it became painfully obvious mainstream media rewrote reporters’ job descriptions to be scribes for the Bush administration. Again, the UPI:
Others will be dedicated to monitoring the Internet, creating podcasts and responding to reports on blogs, negative stories and terrorist propaganda.
The Pentagon press office in the last few weeks has also inaugurated a new blog on its Web site defenselink.mil to respond immediately to news reports it objects to.
Like me, I wager Bush- bashing bloggers at Blogger.com, Google’s free blogging service, also have received unusually literate emails pointing out flawed thinking on the Iraq War and the administration’s Official 9/11 Story. My suspicions about Agent Jones' latest e-missive were partially confirmed October 26 when ex-CIA intelligence case officer Richard Steele, recently implicating Dick Cheney in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, told radio talk show host Alex Jones and listeners that Google representatives informed him “that the company is ‘in bed with’ the intelligence agency and the U.S. government.”
"I think that Google has made a very important strategic mistake in dealing with the secret elements of the
Okay, Blogger.com techies, since I’m now onto to you, stop fudging with my posts and website. And turn off that word verification torture trick you have forced on me in order to save and publish posts. You know who you are.
These continuing preemptive neo-con assaults on constitutionally-protected speech and the right to know reveal no eleventh hour desperation of career criminals at all concerned about the Democrats’ projected reclamation of congress on November 7. Instead, they appear to be part of a well-devised strategy by confident thugs that wholesale election theft again will ensure their grubby hands remain on
With pre-election polls showing voters’ clear preference for Democrat over GOP congressional candidates, what other strategy could the evil genius Karl Rove have had in mind last month when, touting his own “research,” he reported “I’m confident we are going to keep the Senate; I’m confident were are going to keep the House.”
Vintage Remix: Your Right Not to Know How Government Botched Katrina Relief
While a September 2005 CNN/USA Today poll revealed 70% of American adults surveyed favored appointment of a bipartisan congressional panel to investigate what went wrong in the government’s emergency response to Hurricane Katrina, a U.S. Senate measure failed that month along party lines—54 Republicans voted against with 44 Demos (and one Independent) in favor—to garner the two-thirds majority needed to appoint a panel.
Friday, November 3
"Rummy-fied" Lies: Al-Qaeda Air Force and Missile System Implicated in 9/11 Attacks on US
The two vid clips below, posted in August and October to YouTube.com on the Flight 93 crash in Pennsylvania, demonstrate some of the problems the White House and Corporate Media have experienced in selling Americans that part of the Official 9/11 Myth claiming a band of Americans bravely fought with Al Qaeda pilots to take down the plane.
Posted in mid-August, the first (4:32 minutes) has Susan McIlwain, a resident of Shanksville where Flight 93 crashed, reenact her startling drive that fateful day in which she claims she saw a small white aircraft (later confirmed to her by the FBI as a Lear jet) swoop above her car moments before the crash. The two men following her in the clip--apparently an area journalist and official-looking suit, both unattributed--offer their reactions to the myth still maintained about Flight 93.
The 30-second segment that follows suggests the mentally sharp Rumsfeld struggles to keep Officialdom's myriad 9/11 lies correctly sorted in his own mind. Posted on 26 October, the clip, according to subsequent media coverage, claims Rumsfeld "misspoke" in December 2004 when he implied the Al-Qaeda Air Force shot down Flight 93: "the people who attacked the United States in New York, shot down the plane over Pennsylvania."
That little zinger slipped out following his Christmas Eve flight from Washington to Baghdad where the jet-lagged 72-year-old spoke to assembled US troops and their families.
A Princeton grad, the routinely sturdy Rumsfeld has experienced additional dyslexic moments when he publicly discusses 9/11. During a 12 October 2001 interview with Parade Magazine, he also allegedly misspoke when he suggested one of Bin Laden's missiles from his personal stash in his Afghani cave struck the Pentagon instead of a commercial air liner--which would explain why the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology reported no Arab remains were found among the 188 bodies autopsied and identified from Flight 77 and the Pentagon.
Here we're talking about plastic knives and using an American Airlines flight filed with our citizens, and the missile to damage this building and similar (inaudible) that damaged the World Trade Center.
Media reports just two months later also cite conflicting accounts of how Rumsfeld first learned that a plane (missile?) struck the Pentagon, an event for which he seemed to have developed impressive skills of prophecy. According to a mid-December 2001 UK Telegraph report (cited here):
Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defence, was in his office on the eastern side of the building, in a meeting with Christopher Cox, the defence policy committee chairman of the House of Representatives. Mr Rumsfeld, recalls Mr Cox, watched the TV coverage from New York and said: "Believe me, this isn't over yet. There's going to be another attack, and it could be us." Moments later, the plane hit.
But in an interview on CNN's Larry King Live just ten days earlier, Rumsfeld, speaking from his personal Pentagon dining room, offered viewers an alternate version of how he learned of the attack.
King: You were right here when the Pentagon --
Rumsfeld: I was.
King: And someone told me that you had spoken to a congressional delegation --
Rumsfeld: Right here in this room.
King: -- in this room about terrorism that morning?
Rumsfeld: I had said at an 8:00 o'clock breakfast that sometime in the next two, four, six, eight, ten, twelve months there would be an event that would occur in the world that would be sufficiently shocking that it would remind people again how important it is to have a strong healthy defense department.... And someone walked in and handed a note that said that a plane had just hit the World Trade Center. And we adjourned the meeting, and I went in to get my CIA briefing....
Then, of course, there also is Rumsfeld unusual announcement to a Pentagon press gaggle the day before 9/11. Deviating from Washington's tradition of announcing bad news late on Friday afternoons, Rumsfeld reported on Monday that DoD auditors could not account for $2.3 trillion in missing Pentagon transactions, an amazing revelation disappearing from next day's headlines. (Watch CBS News' report on Rumsfeld's revelation here.) In an April 2002 announcement the Pentagon's industrial-strength embezzlers undoubtedly found consoling, the US Army reported it was not publishing a "stand-alone financial statement for 2001 because 'the loss of financial-management personnel sustained during the Sept . 11 terrorist attack."
That's right. The plane or missile striking the Pentagon on 9/11 just happened to take out the special auditors tracking down the missing trillions. According to the 20 December 2001 issue of the Pittsburg Post Gazette, Flight #77 executed an improbable 270-degree banked turn to strategically strike the Pentagon's newly remodeled west wing right where the financial-management specialists was overseeing that audit.
"One Army office in the Pentagon lost 34 of its 65 employees in the attack. Most of those killed in the office, called Resource Services Washington, were civilian accountants, bookkeepers and budget analysts. They were at their desks when American Airlines Flight 77 struck." The Arlington County After-Action Report also confirmed the "impact area included both the Navy operations center and the office complex of the National Guard and Army Reserve. It was also the end of the fiscal year and important budget information was in the damaged area."
The unit's decimation was so complete that in 2003 DoD auditors claimed it could take "eight years of reorganization before a proper accounting can be done" of the missing trillions.
We've all heard myriad variations on these and even more amazing stories of the Bush White House Project Hijack America. But in my ideal post-November 7 world, Lady Justice would take off her blindfold long enough to retrace her steps to Capitol Hill, there joining Rep. John Coyers of Michigan who, as the Democratic chair of the US House Judiciary Committee, would say something to Rumsfeld along these lines:
"Mr. Secretary, raise your right hand and repeat after me, speaking slowly and clearly into the microphone in front of you."
Postscript: Rumsfeld ‘s “Bodyguard” of 9/11 Lies As noted here, former top US intelligence spook Richard Steele recently wrote that of the 700+ books he has read (and reviewed for Amazon.com) on America’s 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks, only Webster Tarpley’s 9/11 Synthetic Terrorism: Made in the USA convinced him that 9/11 was state-sponsored terrorism, i.e., an “inside job.” In his October 7 Amazon.com review of Tarpley’s 2004 book, Steele reveals Tarpley’s compelling line of inquiry also led him to finger Dick Cheney for a pivotal role in the actual terrorist attacks, the defining 21st-century American moment used by the Bush administration for contriving preemptive global war and an American-styled police state. In his book, Tarpley assesses the neo-con’s Straussian “philosophy of lying” as intrinsic to The Official 9/11 Myth proffered the American public in lieu of hard evidence linking Al Qaeda and bin Laden to the attacks. Under his first chapter’s sectional titled “Bush as Inveterate Liar” Tarpley includes the revealing exchange below (on pages 22-23 in the online PDF version) between Rumsfeld and a reporter at a press conference two weeks after the attacks. Out of apparently grudging respect for a fellow Princeton graduate, Tarpley uses the more diplomatic term “mythograph” instead of “con man” or “liar” to characterize the Defense Secretary’s relationship to the truth about 9/11.
Another Bush administration mythograph has been Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary Defense. But Rumsfeld as well has a troubled relation to truth. In a press conference, he was asked if he planned to lie in order to protect state secrets. Rumsfeld boasted that he was clever enough to keep secrets in other ways, but that his underlings might have to preserve secrecy any way they could.
Rumsfeld: Of course, this conjures up Winston Churchill’s famous when he said–don’t quote me on this, okay? I don’t want to be quoted on this, so don’t quote me. He said sometimes the truth is so precious that it must be accompanied by a bodyguard of lies…. That is a piece of history, and I bring it up just for the sake of background. I don’t recall that I’ve ever lied to the press, I don’t intend to, and it seems to me that there will not be reason for it. There are dozens of ways to avoid having to put yourself in a position where you’re lying. And I don’t do it.
Reporter: That goes for everybody in the Department of Defense?
Rumsfeld: You’ve got to be kidding. (Laughter.)
(September 25, 2001)
Thursday, October 26
Big Easy Faux Pas Redux: Sports TV Banishes Pre-Election Boos for Fuehrer’s Father
After I read of allegations that ESPN Sports network audio technicians “potted down” fans’ boos and inserted crowd cheers during George Bush Sr.’s pro football pre-game coin toss in New Orleans last month, I remembered comedienne Lilly Tomlin’s sage observation: “No matter how cynical you are, it’s never enough.”
Who could have imagined TV sports programming would promote any agenda other than...well, mindless sports addiction and greed?
On 25 September ESPN’s Monday Night Football’s telecast commemorated the New Orleans Saints football team’s return to its refurbished Super Dome a year after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Big Easy. In media coverage in the terrible aftermath, the building became an international symbol for the American government’s criminal indifference when several TV reports showed area residents taking refuge there were literally dying from official neglect.
So, with national elections at the time but six weeks away, the father of the guy internationally blamed for New Orleans’ worst catastrophe ever shows up to toss a commemorative coin on national TV in front of a hostile crowd well known in pro football circles as merciless to players of opposing teams. Wouldn’t the White House have anticipated an unkindly reception for the elder Bush’s stand-in appearance?
The day after the broadcast, the Daily Kos published comments by someone identified only as “Dave from
While I lack technical expertise to evaluate Dave’s claims, what’s so difficult to believe here? Of course, the White House did it. Of course it would have arranged with network executives to spare Poppy Bush—and, by association, the GOP—any more pre-election humiliation in front of 10-12 million potential voters in a sports venue chocked full of Old South Democrats—Orleans Parish defied the rest of Louisiana in 2000 and 2004 to vote almost 4-to-1 for Al Gore and John Kerry over George Junior—still seething with post-Katrina rage.
Tasked by Bush to hand the GOP a ballot-box miracle on November 7, Rove is paid well to preempt such public relations disasters. He also has shown himself to be resourceful enough to dial up network execs, the profitable beneficiaries of White House corporate-friendly federal media policies, and ask their assistance in sparing his mentor, friend, boss’s father and party’s congressional hopefuls any further embarrassments they’ve aptly demonstrated they are willing to do for themselves.
A fastidious detail person, Rove leaves nothing to chance when it comes to strategically positioning the GOP over Democratic adversaries. Though I’ve never seen any evidence to suggest it occurred, I wager Rove negotiated with management of the now-defunct Montreal Expos, a professional baseball team that left Canada in 2003 over paltry attendance to relocate in Washington, to switch home uniform from its predominate blue color scheme (traditionally linked to the Democratic Party) for the bright Red of the GOP. So now, when the new and improved Washington Nationals play a DC home game, the fans see Red and Democratic Blue is symbolically consigned to the status of a wandering gypsy road team.
But well-publicized support of White House propaganda projects by ESPN’s corporate parent companies—ABC Television and the Walt Disney Company—makes rigged crowd noise come off as small potatoes. Three weeks before Bush Sr.’s controversial Big Easy coin toss, Robert Iger, CEO of ABC corporate parent Disney, was given unimpeachable evidence that David Cunningham, the writer and director of The Path to 9/11, an ABC original “docudrama” ostensibly based on the 9/11 Commission Final Report, had injected “information deliberately advancing disinformation” faulting the Clinton administration for the 9/11 attacks.
According to 11 September 2006 web version of The Nation
Iger now bears ultimate responsibility for authorizing the product of a well-honed propaganda operation--a network of little-known right-wingers working from within
But Disney is not without its own propagandist play on behalf of Team Bush. In the summer before the 2004 presidential elections, then-Disney CEO Michael Eisner, a friend of and campaign contributer to Bush, pressured Miramax Films, a Disney subsidiary, to legally renege on a distribution deal for Michael Moore's film Fahrenheit 9/11. The highest-grossing American documentary ever, it is scathingly critical of the Bush clan’s friendliness with wealthy Saudis linked to 9/11. Eisner's disregard for Moore's First Amendment rights also likely can be linked to George Bush’s brother Jeb, who as governor of
But spinning the Bush White House’s 9/11 involvement may hold interest to Corporate America beyond garnering policy paybacks or obliging an influential stockholder. Until Sibel Edmonds (left, and here), a Washington-based FBI translator of Turkish and Farsi document with a security clearance, was fired in 2002 and silenced in 2004 when former Attorney General John Ashcroft invoked a rarely-used State Secrets Act, she was telling anyone who listened about classified evidence implicating American political and business leaders in 9/11-related drug smuggling and money laundering— allegations independently confirmed by Daniel Hopsicker, an author and investigative cyber-journalist who later linked GOP lobbying wunderkind Jack Abramoff to the heady mix.
Postscript: A column appearing in the Niagara Falls Reporter just as Katrina struck New Orleans (29 August 2005) suggests plummeting poll numbers were exacerbating “the commander in sleep’s” renowned petty vindictiveness, moodiness and irascibility. Could "poll distemper" have prompted Bush to extract revenge for New Orleans' preference for Democratic presidents by stalling emergency warnings and relief for the American city that most overwhelmingly favored his opponents in states casting its electoral votes for him? Until a well-placed White House insider publishes a tell-all account about Bush's response in the hours after Katrina struck the city, we can never be certain if Bush, suffering more than usual from his massively disordered personality, ordered a stand-down.
30 October Musical Postscript: "No matter how I try, I realise there’s no reply." Further review of ESPN's 25 September broadcast of the New Orleans Saints' return to the Big Easy reveals yet another instance of masked media messages by pop rockers.
In something of a shocking pop music development for post-9/11 America, the bands U2 and Green Day gave Super Dome fans and ESPN viewers a lesson using music to criticize corrupt political authority, i.e., the Bush administration. Americans interested in democracy can only hope other US pop musicians pick up on their novel concept.
Consider two versions of the groups' jointly performed song "The Saints Are Coming," written (1978?) and performed by Scottish punk rockers The Skids. In their Super Dome performance broadcast by ESPN just before Poppy Bush's controversial coin toss, the song is a seemingly innocuous ballad welcoming the football team back to the Super Dome; that's how the infield crowd of airheads serving as the bands' set props reacted to the song. After The Edge plays with Green Day in "Wake Me Up When September Ends," Bono et al. join in for "The Saints Are Coming"around the 4:20 mark of the 10-minute Super Dome set. Listen to "The Sainting Are Coming" here (with lyrics available online here).
Borrowing from UK rockers The Animals' hugely popular 60s-era version of "House of the Rising Sun," a house of ill-repute in New Orleans' red light district, GD's BJ Armstrong switches the words to "There is a house in New Orleans they call the Super Dome." The Super Dome as a house of ill-repute? Something's up here.
Besides smuggling a pre-election protest message past network censors, U2/Green Day wanted to do more with their Super Dome performance. If you watch the groups' made-for-MTV video (or at MTV Overdrive here), their Super Dome performance now is part of a riveting collage of images indicting the Bush administration for its grudging response to New Orleans' flood victims depicted as a military rather than humanitarian operation. (FYI: The "BBN" segment of images of US Air Force Stealth fighters were courtesy of the Bible Broadcasting Network, a Christian radio and television network based in the Gulf area.)
U2's appearance with Green Day signals Bono's "coming out party" for an American-styled political relevancy. In opting to revisit his traditional Irish roots of savaging political authority--and Bono knows the Bush White House needs responsible savaging--he effectively forfeited his political cache accumulated among Washington politicos. Since the 1990s, Bono provided US politicians a safe photo-op with a renowned rocker so they could strike a "cool" pose for younger voters. In exchange, they helped channel funds and clout to Rockdom's international ambassador for humanitarian causes such as African AIDS relief and Third World debt reduction.
In savaging the White House's New Orleans relief efforts after Katrina, Bono will find his entry to the US more difficult and his name removed from George and Laura's shrinking Christmas card list.
Scheduled for a 6 November singles release,"The Saints are Coming" also will be the first single of the U2 singles' compilation album titled simply 18 Singles. Buy both to support of a worthy cause.
Friday, October 20
Former Top US Spook Checkmates Cheney on 9/11 "Neo-Nazi Coup d'etat"
Fasten your seat belts and hold onto your hats, ladies and gentlemen. We have three more days before the end of Ramadan, the Islamic high holy days, and Karl Rove all but promised Americans an "October Surprise."
Following a recent bombshell tossed at the threadbare credibility of The Official 9/11 Story, the White House certainly needs one of Rove's signature red herrings to divert public notice from the incriminating news.
Former US intelligence officer Richard Steele (photo) became Amazon.com's #1 non-fiction book reviewer from devouring and analyzing over 770 books on America's 9/11 attacks.
But it is Steele's October 7 review of one book--Webster Tarpley's 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in the USA (2004)--that is reverberating throughout the 9/11 Truth Movement and certainly White House, as well.
The US Marine Intelligence Corps' second-ranking civilian officer from 1988-1992 and former CIA clandestine services case officer, Steele filtered Tarpley's groundbreaking information about US "black flag operations" conducted abroad--clandestine projects inflicting terrorism on civilians and then blaming an enemy for political gain--through his own considerable intelligence analyst skills to confirm earlier suspicions about who was behind the 9/11 attacks:
Big Dick "Dead-Eye" Cheney is the likely leader of a small group of "shadow government" insiders who coordinated 9/11 as it unfolded.
Steele's assessment bolsters earlier claims of Cheney's pivotal role. Michael C. Ruppert's Crossing the Rubicon, which Steele ranked second after Tarpley's among 9/11 truth books he's read, also sifted the evidence and fingered Cheney as prime suspect #1. According to 9/11 Truther Dr. Morgan Reynolds, Ruppert points out that "not only was [Cheney] a planner in the attacks, but also that on the day of the attacks he was running a completely separate Command, Control and Communications system that was superseding any orders being issued by the FAA, the Pentagon or the White House Situation Room." Rupert has identified five military and emergency exercises simultaneously conducted with the actual 9/11 attacks that he claims afforded protective covering for Cheney's operations.
In addition, former US Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta testified to the 9/11 Commission that on that fateful morning he entered Cheney's command bunker to overhear conversations revealing the Vice President had issued a stand-down order for Air Force interceptor jets to allow inbound Flight #77 to proceed to the Pentagon. Though Mineta's startling revelations were scrubbed from the Commission's July 2004 Final Report, Scholars for 9/11 Truth founder James Fetzer last June had the indecency to remind Americans of them on Fox News' Hannity and Colmes Show. The day after that broadcast Mineta resigned as Transportation Secretary.
(Wouldn't you have loved to have been a fly on the wall in the White House office where Cheney again reamed Mineta for his three-year-old bout of conscience before asking him for his resignation?)
Below are excerpts from Steele's Amazon.com review of Tarpley's book, prefaced with "Among Hundreds of Books, The Strongest Approach to Truth":
It is an undeniable fact that the U.S. Government has been willing to kill its own citizens and fabricate attacks as part of moving the public....It is with great sadness that I conclude that this book is the strongest of the 770+ books I have reviewed here at Amazon, almost all non-fiction. I am forced to conclude that 9/11 was at a minimum allowed to happen as a pretext for war..., and I am forced to conclude that there is sufficient evidence to indict... Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and others of a neo-conservative neo-Nazi coup d'etat and kick-off of the clash of civilizations .... This is, without question, the most important modern reference on state-sponsored terrorism, and also the reference that most pointedly suggests that select rogue elements within the US Government, most likely led by Dick Cheney with the assistance of George Tenet, Buzzy Kronguard, and others close to the Wall Street gangs, are the most guilty of state-sponsored terrorism.
How will the White House's Operation Mockingbird shills embedded at Fox, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS and ABC spin Steele's damning assessment?
Until the White House launches its attack on Iran, Karl Rove now is hard pressed to offer Cheney some temporary relief from Steele's klieg-lighted public revelation. Perhaps Cheney would just feel more at home if he slithered away again into his sheltering underground operations bunker.
Stay tuned, folks. This could get very interesting before the midterm elections on November 7th. Video highlights at 11.
Update: On October 26, internet radio host Alex Jones interviewed both Steele and Tarpley regarding 9/11. According to 9/11 Blogger, Steele's assessment of Tarpley's insights in Synthetic Terror, in addition to "reaffirming the book's value as a starting point for a new, serious investigation into the events of 9/11," pushed it onto Amazon.com's Top 100 book club, the first 9/11 Truth book to reach that publishing height since Ruppert's Crossing the Rubicon.
Steele also told Jones and listeners that company insiders told him Google was "in bed" with the CIA.
"I think that Google has made a very important strategic mistake in dealing with the secret elements of the U.S. government - that is a huge mistake and I'm hoping they'll work their way out of it and basically cut that relationship off," said the ex-CIA man.
"Google was a little hypocritical when they were refusing to honor a Department of Justice request for information because they were heavily in bed with the Central Intelligence Agency, the office of research and development," said Steele.
Steele's Google revelation certainly isn't good news for anti-Bush bloggers like me who use its free Blogger. Milkhouse Mouse has endured some cruel cyber-attacks and administrative harassment since becoming more critical of the current band of fascist criminals residing in the White House.
Update: On 18 December 2006 NASA announced it was partnering with Google "on a variety of challenging technical problems ranging from large-scale data management and massively distributed computing, to human-computer interfaces."
Thursday, October 19
9/11 Remix: Prompt Canadian and Dutch Reports Confirmed Egyptian Foreknowledge
I will follow-up DC Trouser Treats with a report on the death of an MK-ULTRA brainwashed youth allegedly murdered at an secret elite enclave with illustrious members that include both Bush presidents, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.--Moose
The evidence confirm 9/11 was an inside job—and the July 2004 Final Report was a pathetic whitewash for the cognitively impaired—continues accumulating nonstop for America’s yet-unnamed 9/11 Public Prosecutor.
Results of a joint CBS/New York Times poll released 14 October indicate just 16% of adult Americans now believe The Official Story. Perhaps the US Congress to be reconstituted in favor of Democrats in the November 7 national elections will take that figure as a sign to open the first real probe into the events surrounding 9/11.
In sorting through old notes on Nine Eleven I cached (but had forgotten) soon after the terrorist attacks, I happened upon the two excerpts below from news reports--the first from Canada; the second, the Netherlands—citing official Egyptian foreknowledge that commercial airlines would be used to attack New York City.
These two articles by the foreign press surfaced in the US long before
The first untitled excerpt is from the
©The Calgary Herald / Herald News Services - Beirut
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he warned the United States that "something would happen" 12 days before the Sept.11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
Mubarak did not reveal how he learned in late August of a possible terror attack on the U.S.
He said he was taken aback by the scale of the Sept. 11 attacks. "We expected that something was going to happen and informed the Americans. We told them," Mubarak said. He did not mention a
Perhaps Mubarak learned of the impending terrorist attack by flipping ahead a month into his surprisingly prophetic Egyptian calendar, which apparently was exported abroad for distribution to Islamic school children.
On 26 September 2001 the ©De Telegraaf provided this account:
A calendar which was printed in
The calendar was distributed at an Islamic school long before the
The Almere Town Council has "urgently advised" the management of the Islamic School Foundation to "cooperate with the Dutch authorities and help determine the calendar's origin."
The head of the Islamic school, allegedly had a large number of calendars in her possession from the end of May to the beginning of June, well-informed sources informed De Telegraaf. When confronted with the calendar images, she responded in a shocked, startled manner, asking "How did you get this" before shrouding herself in silence when further questioned by journalists.
Sunday, October 15
Recent Docu-vid Just Up at Google Cites New Evidence 9/11 an "Inside Job"
The White House's Official 9/11 Story, peddled like cheap hillbilly moonshine to Americans by its ten handpicked 9/11 "independent" commissioners, evaporates under the heat of detailed scrutiny.
That's why, ten months after release of the commission's July 2004 "Final Report," author and professor emeritus of theology David Ray Griffin could identify 115 critical omissions and distortions, yawning gaps in the Official Story prompting him to label the document "a 571-page lie."
That's why, according to an October 5-8 New York Times/CBS News poll, now only one in six (16%) American adults believe the ten commissioners' version of 9/11. That figure is but a third ( 48%, pdf or Word file formats) of Americans who told a Zogby poll in May they believed the 9/11 Commission Report.
Now three weeks before November's midterm elections, how much more evidence is needed before someone mercifully pulls the threadbare curtain on the US government's biggest theatrical production for fooling its citizens into fascism?
When will congressional leaders stop their obstruction of justice, remove their White House dog leashes, uphold their oath to defend the Constitution and finally investigate America's defining 21st-century event used to erect a police state at home and wage imperial war abroad?
When will White House murderers and war criminals responsible for 9/11 appear, shackled and handcuffed, before a quickly convened grand jury to respond to the evidence against them?
Inquiring minds want to know.
As director of the 9/11 documentary Improbable Collapse that premiered last April in New York City, 9/11 Truth.org media coordinator Michael Berger cites new data to help answer those questions--and expedite the process to bring the criminals to justice.
Focusing on the engineering prowess that went into constructing World Trade Center Buildings #1 and #2, Berger claims IC is "the first film to thoroughly review the evidence for WTC demolitions from a scientific perspective." (1)
For example, he scored a cinematic coup by convincing Kevin Ryan (right) to appear on camera. A former executive for product-compliance and testing giant Underwriters Laboratories that certified the steel used in the construction of the WTC, Ryan's appearance was his first interview since he was fired November 2004 for suggesting the government was covering up evidence inimical to its official version of 9/11 events.
Ryan was terminated after sending a letter to Dr. Frank Gayle, deputy chief of the Metallurgy Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, who supervised a two-year investigation into "how the trade center was built and why it fell" commissioned after family members of 9/11 victims pressured congress.
Disturbed by Gayle's preliminary findings that fire weakened the steel and collapsed the WTC, Ryan asked Gayle "to 'do what you can to quickly eliminate the confusion regarding the ability of jet fuels to soften or melt structural steel."
Ryan's letter to Gayle in part reads
There continues to be a number of "experts" making public claims about how the WTC buildings fell. One such person, Dr. Hyman Brown from the WTC construction crew, claims that the buildings collapsed due to fires at 2000F melting the steel (1). He states "What caused the building to collapse is the airplane fuel . . . burning at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The steel in that five-floor area melts." Additionally, the newspaper that quotes him says "Just-released preliminary findings from a National Institute of Standards and Technology study of the World Trade Center collapse support Brown's theory."
We know that the steel components were certified to ASTM E119. The time temperature curves for this standard require the samples to be exposed to temperatures around 2000F for several hours. And as we all agree, the steel applied met those specifications. Additionally, I think we can all agree that even un-fireproofed steel will not melt until reaching red-hot temperatures of nearly 3000F (2). Why Dr. Brown would imply that 2000F would melt the high-grade steel used in those buildings makes no sense at all.
Sunday, October 8
DC Trouser Treats: Washington's Pedophilia in the "National Interest"
"For seven and-a-half years I’ve worked alongside Reagan, and I’m proud to be his partner. We’ve had triumphs, we’ve made mistakes, we’ve had sex... uh, I mean setbacks....” - Vice President George Bush , 6 May 1987
Nothing like a salacious sex story distracts Puritanical America from more sinister crimes of the Bushista Beltway bandits. But while the US media depict Rep. Mark Foley (below far left, in an, appropriately, American Idol photo-op) as a solitary "bad apple" among honorable legislators, Washington's sex scandal de jure masks far more pervasive sexual abuse of minors in our nation's Capitol.
While Foley's diddling of an underage male page has indeed riveted Americans' rapt stare, the media sifts the gutters for more tidbits to feed the prurient interests. But the St. Petersburg Times’ 3 October edition provided readers a revealing piece on the depth of Washington's hypocritical posturing in "protecting" children.
Campaigning in 2003 for a US Senate seat in
Foley’s coup de grace of hypocricy came in a well-publicized follow-up letter--written so reporters wouldn’t misquote him--to Governor Jeb Bush expressing his concern for the safety of Floridian children.
"The situation clearly raises legitimate issues that should be addressed, given that it involves minor children," Foley wrote, citing his post as co-chairman of the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus.
Foley compared the camps to child pornography and child modeling Web sites and wrote: "I believe they may be endangering these children."
Adroitly hidden from a pubic lacking a mind set to comprehend its nature, DC pedophilia is far more entrenched and widespread than Capitol Hill reporters dare reveal. Though fools like Foley caught with their pants around their ankels become fair game for journalists, the real impetus behind
Hot Kiddie Sex for Cold War Warriors
There's a good reason the US government doesn't publicize the number of children missing in America each year. Voting adults might be bothered their government is doing nothing about this "staggering" social problem. In 2001, for example, 725,000 children were reported to police as missing, about 2000 on any day of that year. Though a large number were eventually classified as a "family abduction"--a mother or father kidnaps children from the other parent--the National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Thrownaway Children classifed 440,000 that year as "lost, injured or otherwise missing."
After World War II, the CIA developed a unique strategy for recycling some of America's missing children. As the Cold War heated up the agency became obsessed with innovating mind control techniques for improving US human intelligence capabilities to better compete with Soviet covert operatives. In one now-infamous 1950-1960s-era classified project known as MK-ULTRA, the
Canadian psychiatrist Colin A. Ross is but one of several mental health experts who have documented the Canadian and
While the American government denies such experimentation ever took place, attorneys for a group of Canadian citizens in 2004 successfully sued the US government for their client’s barbaric treatment suffered at the hands of Ewan Cameron (right), a CIA contract psychiatrist at McGill University’s Allen Memorial Institute in Montreal; that's where the CIA pursued its most gruesome Nazi-like human experiments on non-Americans. A year after the Canadian court decision, a
Until the early 1990s, the systematic brainwashing eluded the notice of
Hammond also correctly linked what he termed "Cult" programming to the CIA and its imported Nazi scientists, who, as some clients revealed, spared no cruelty in programming controllable, even robotic, humans. For example:
What they basically do is they will get a child and they will start this, in basic forms, it appears, by about two and a half after the child's already been made dissociative. They'll make him dissociative not only through abuse, like sexual abuse, but also things like putting a mousetrap on their fingers and teaching the parents, "You do not go in until the child stops crying. Only then do you go in and remove it."
Basically in the programming the child will be put typically on a gurney. They will have an IV in one hand or arm. They'll be strapped down, typically naked. There'll be wires attached to their head to monitor electroencephalograph patterns. They will see a pulsing light, most often described as red, occasionally white or blue. They'll be given, most commonly I believe, Demerol. Sometimes it'll be other drugs as well depending on the kind of programming. They have it, I think, down to a science where they've learned you give so much every twenty- five minutes until the programming is done.
Published articles in my files include descriptions of administrative of 150 mg of LSD to children age 5- 10 years on a daily basis for days, weeks, months, and in a few cases even years. Neurosurgeons at Tulane, Yale, and Harvard did extensive research on brain electrode implants with intelligence funding, and combined brain implants with large numbers of drugs including hallucinogens." (Wolf, 1995).
Some reports suggest that C.I.A. programmers used satanic trappings and paraphernalia to terrorize the children and to discredit their stories. (Rappaport, 1995) Some survivors allege that their families were practicing satanists who "sold" them to the C.I.A. Dissociative disorders previously developed as a result of incest and ritual abuse made children from cult families especially valuable to the C.I.A. programmers because they were already vulnerable and could be more easily controlled and manipulated.
Like Claudia Mullen, some survivors describe being used as sex slaves for coercive purposes. For instance, Starshine , a fictionalized account, tells the story of a government mind control survivor who was programmed to have sex with celebrities and government officials, including
Sexing-up America's Power Elite
The CIA brainwashing and programming weren't perfect, however. Some of the throwaways began remembering bits and pieces of their sexual abuse and actions as covert operatives. By the 1980s, some even began talking about it all, telling incredible stories of being coerced to use their special talents for servicing the sexual peccadilloes of congressmen and presidents.
Few listened and fewer still believed. While himself initially a skeptic, attorney John DeCamp (photo below, right), a Vietnam War vet and former Nebraska Republican state senator, came to believe documented evidence given him by one youth who told DeCamp he had been regularly passed around for sex among the nation’s most powerful goverment and business leaders.
Paul Bonacci was arrested in 1988 in Omaha on a sexual misconduct charge the night FBI agents also arrested Larry E. King (left), the general manager of Franklin Community Federal Credit Union, for misappropriation of bank funds and fraud. According to DeCamp, agents found volumes of child pornography at King’s bank when they began carting out bank records for federal prosecutors. A rising star in the Republican national party before his arrest, King sung the National Anthem at the 1984 Republican National Convention.
Bonacci contacted DeCamp after the then-state senator dismissed in the press stories that were circulating after King’s arrest about the banker’s stable of foster children flown on his private jet to sexually service high-end clients all over the
But in July 1990, a
DeCamp’s steamy revelations prompted the Discovery Channel to partner with Yorkshire (UK) Television to make Conspiracy of Silence, a one-hour documentary that expanded DeCamp’s Nebraska research to Washington D.C. Opening with DeCamp’s revelations, the film then explores allegations in a 1989 front-page Washington Times news story linking the banker’s Omaha child sex ring to mahogany-paneled bedrooms around Capitol Hill and the White House.
The 29 June 29 1989 Washington Times story, entitled, “Homosexual Prostitution Probe Ensnares VIPS with Reagan, Bush” reads in part:
“A homosexual prostitution ring is under investigation by federal and District authorities and includes among its clients key officials of the Reagan and Bush administrations, military officers, congressional aides and
After production wrapped, Conspiracy of Silence was listed in the 30 April -6 May 1994 issue of TV Guide for a 3 May broadcast on the Discovery Channel. But just before its national broadcast “[i]nfluential members of congress applied pressure to the cable industry to stop the airing of the program and destroy ALL COPIIES!” In purchasing exclusive rights to and shelving the film, an anonymous buyer reimbursed the Discovery Channel and Yorkshire Television $250,000-$500,000 for the documentary’s production costs.
In addition to the Washington Times story, the Discovery Channel’s initial impetus for linking DeCamp’s findings in Nebraska to King’s Washington sex parties likely was George Bush: The Authorized Biography (republished in 2004 for release in Canada) appearing around the time of DeCamp’s book. There co-authors Webster Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin cite a range of international press reports, some published before the Washington Times account, implicating George Bush Sr. in King’s child sex ring.
For exampe, they note that Pronto,
The biography further cites a detailed account by the investigative newsletter Inside News, then published by the Australian “conservative” Peter Sawyer. Sawyer reported he obtained through police contacts documents from 1985 via Nebraska state police that revealed Lisa Washington, a minor who King had used since age 14 to regularly service his select client list, claimed she had seen Bush Sr. at two of King’s sex parties.
Sawyer's report also references notes taken at meetings with
She [Lisa] indicates that she attended a party in
George Bush Sr. has never legally contested any of Tarpley and Chaitkin's allegations.
Karl and George's Lover Boy?
Other critics now suggest George W. Bush also may have savored sexual favors from at least one MK-ULTRA alum. After asking Bush a clearly partisan question during a White House press briefing in 2005, Jeff Gannon, a White House “reporter” vetted by the Secret Service two years earlier, was outed for dubious journalistic credentials and his exclusive reporting for GOPUSA and Talon News Service, two shadowy news websites owned by Bobby Eberle, a Republican activist from Texas.
The blog Daily Kos’s subsequent inquiry into Gannon’s background revealed he was in fact a male prostitute named “James Dale Guckert” who hosted Delaware-based gay-themed websites, including hotmilitarystud.com (see below), to promote his “male escort” services. CBS also confirmed Guckert’s “contact” at the White House was Karl Rove. The news network also learned Gannon/Guckert “was a player in Republican campaigns and his work in the South Dakota Senate race [in 2004 to defeat Democrat Tom Daschle] illustrates the role he played” for the White House.
Soon after the faux-reporter's unmasking, Nebraska native Ted Gunderson, a retired special agent in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office who has worked with DeCamp and now tracks international elite's child sex rings, linked (and here) from his website to a provocative February 2005 report claiming Gucket in fact was Johnny Gosch, a 12-year-old Iowan who disappeared in 1982 while delivering newspapers.
That document further reports “Paul Bonacci… testified in court proceedings that he helped kidnap Johnny Gosch into [Larry King’s child sex ] ring in 1982,” a reference to Bonacci’s 1999 testimony in a
"I went up to him, asked him [Gosch] a question," said Bonacci. "At that point he was close enough to the car where Tony [another kidnapper] had pulled up in the van and they pushed him in the car and they had a rag with chloroform in the bag that they had us stick over his face. And then put it back in the bag after he was out...We drove several miles...we met up with a station wagon and a van several times."
In an April 2005 interview with Pointblank Des Moines, a now-defunct alternative news weekly, Gunderson said he believed the missing Johnny Gosch, a person the agent had tracked for a decade, indeed was Gannon. "I'm convinced 99 percent that he is Johnny Gosch. The only way I'd be 100 percent sure is if there was a DNA test or if he admitted it."
Two weeks after Gunderson's interview, Gannon/Guckertt appeared on MSNBC's now-defunct Diehl and Daniels Show and categorically denied he was Gosch, grudgingly offering to take a DNA test to settle the matter--which he never did.
The closest the Know Nothing GOP-led Congress ever came to inquiring into how Guckert gained access to the White House--and managed to scoop the US-led invasion of Iraq hours before Bush publicly announced it--was a FOIA request filed by House Democrats Louise Slaughter and John Conyers for Secret Service “Access Control Records” that listed his White House visits.
In examining records the Secret Service finally released, RawStory.com identified several troubling anomalies with Gannon/Guckert’s White House access.
Guckert made 202 appearances at the White House during his two-year tenure with the fledging conservative websites GOPUSA and Talon News, attending 155 of 196 White House press briefings.
Perhaps more notable than the frequency of his attendance, however, is several distinct anomalies about his visits.
Guckert made more than two dozen excursions to the White House when there were no scheduled briefings. On many of these days, the Press Office held press gaggles aboard Air Force One—which raises questions about what Guckert was doing at the White House. On other days, the president held photo opportunities.
On at least fourteen occasions, Secret Service records show either the entry or exit time missing. Generally, the existing entry or exit times correlate with press conferences; on most of these days, the records show that Guckert checked in but was never processed out.
In March, 2003, Guckert left the White House twice on days he had never checked in with the Secret Service. Over the next 22 months, Guckert failed to check out with the Service on fourteen days. On several of these visits, Guckert either entered or exited by a different entry/exit point than his usual one. On one of these days, no briefing was held; on another, he checked in twice but failed to check out.
Democrats and Republicans then joined Slaughter and Conyers in calling for a formal investigation into how someone with Gurket’s checkered past could freely access the White House and regularly sit within feet of the U.S. Commander-in-Chief.
That call was sheer public posturing, a damage control strategy probably lifted from the same play book disgraced Rep. Mark Foley used to con Florida voters into believing he cared about their--and their children's--welfare.
Foley's protracted exposure to the cesspool of Capitol Hill arguably constitutes another form of government brainwashing. Like other men and women who leave Smalltown American to come serve in the Congress but remain too long, Foley inevitable acclimation to the perks of power made a skillful negotiator in selling his own heart and mind to the highest bidder.
After devolving to that diminutive moral stature, it's a short step from believing diddling underage pages is as innocuous and serving of the public interest as casting floor votes for war in Irag, detainee torture or warrantless wiretaps.Notes:
1. If you have a high-speed internet connection, watch this this 8-minute video clip that situates post-WWII Nazi connections to Cameron's work in the MK-ULTRA project.
2. This reference is to Cathy O'Brien's 1995 book Tranceformation of American written as testimony for the US Senate. WARNING: People have great difficulty accepting her testimony but it offers details suggesting the scope of the government's ongoing mind control program. Make up your own mind by watching this 17-minute video clip of an interview with O'Brien here.
DeCamp Update: On 3 October 2006 DeCamp told internet radio host Daryl Bradford Smith how he met Bonacci and became a true believer, although he also tells of his regrets of ever delving into the story and learning what he did about his country. In the interview, DeCamp attributes the mysterious death of his friend William Colby, his commander in
In addition to maliciously dismissing DeCamp’s suit filed on behalf of Bonacci, Owen and Boner, the
Related DeCamp Information: On January 2006, a new website launched to help make sense out of the Franklin Case. Among other details, it provides a timeline of the Franklin Case here. View an incendiary 1989 Washington Times cover story here. See the
Jack Abramoff and Kay Griggs: Lest we forget, GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s indictment in his congressional corruption “scandal" involved prostitutes he used to woe officialdom at hotels around Washington where, ironically, senior CIA officials were implicated, including Porter Goss, who abruptly retired after his name was linked to the scandal.
Advised to publicize her military ex-husband’s links to child sex among federal officials to ensure her safety, Kay Pollards Griggs, ex-wife of U.S. Marine Corps Col. George Raymond Griggs, came forward, first in 1998 and again after 9/11, to discuss “Military Assassin Squads, Drug Running, Illegal Weapon Deals And Sexual Perversion Deep Within The Highest Levels Of U.S. Military And Government.”
Gosch/Guckert/Gannon: You can read his anemic Foleygate updates, which implicate Capitol Hill Democrats, here.
...This Provocative DC Development: And finally, I'm deciding whether to put Wayne Madsen's 5 October "Pagegate" entry in either the "Public Disinformation" or "Don't-Hold-Your-Breath" file:
A well-placed source has told WMR that the Pagegate scandal will soon involve underage male and female teens who have not served as congressional pages, but who have reported abuse by well-known GOP players in the nation's capital. The source says the Psychiatric Institute of Washington's "Center Unit" has dealt with a number of child abuse cases involving senior Republican office holders in the Washington, DC area. Now that GOP abuse of minors is finally receiving media attention as a result of Pagegate, it is a matter of time before the abused males and females report the details of their own abuse cases.