Monday, February 27, 2006

9-11 Theories & Evidence on Coast To Coast AM

Yet another 9/11 cover-up post. There just seems to be a lot coming out at the moment.

Three experts who have concluded that 9/11 was an inside job, appeared on Coast To Coast AM last week. You can listen to the show for free, from the links below:

Reduced quality
Archived Show

Original quality
Hour 2 - Prof. Jim H. Fetzer, David Ray Griffin
Hour 3 - Prof. Jim H. Fetzer, Morgan Reynolds
Hour 4 - Prof. Jim H. Fetzer, Phonecalls (Lots of callers in denial of what's obvious after the 2 hour interview - indicative of much of the American public)

Click here for a synopsis of the show.
Visit Scholars for 9/11 Truth site

Saturday, February 25, 2006

BYU Professor Steven E. Jones' lecture now on Google videos

Brigham Young University Professor Steven E. Jones' lecture on the WTC collapse, is another academic presentation showing conclusively, that the towers were not brought down by the plane crashes. The only way possible, according to the laws of physics and everything we know about the construction of the Twin Towers, to explain their collapse, is by deliberate pre-positioned explosives.

Watch the lecture on Google videos.

Friday, February 24, 2006

9/11 Revisited - Were Explosives Used? (Yes, it is a rhetorical question)

A brand new video including media footage from the infamous day itself, (which was then not repeated), the proceeding days as well as clips from academic, scientific, lectures on the impossibility of the 'official' story.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

I confessed to escape Guantanamo torture

By JASON LEWIS, The Mail on Sunday 08:56am 19th February 2006

A British student secretly released after more than two years in America's notorious Guantanamo Bay terror suspect prison told last night how he had been barred from returning to the UK.

And, as Jamal "Tony" Kiyemba spoke of the systematic torture he suffered at the hands of his captors, The Mail on Sunday has learned that Home Secretary Charles Clarke personally intervened to keep him out of Britain on "national security grounds".

The 25-year-old Londoner has been returned to his country of birth, Uganda, where he is now in custody. Kiyemba was freed without warning last week as international pressure mounted on America to close the detention camp after a highly critical UN report on the treatment of prisoners there.

Last night his lawyer, Clive Stafford Smith, who specialises in human rights cases, handed this newspaper a dossier detailing the abuses his client alleges he suffered.

Kiyemba claims the Americans forced him, under torture, to confess to terrorist activities, and that MI5 interrogated him repeatedly, quizzing him about British terror suspects and the jailed clerics Abu Hamza and Abu Qatada.

The Government is refusing to reveal why Kiyemba, a Leicester University pharmacy student who grew up in London and whose mother, four brothers and sister all live in Britain, has been excluded from the country. But his lawyer believes something he was tortured into saying may hold the clue.

Read the rest of the article

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Richard Perle: Lessons of the Inadequate Iraq Intelligence - Bomb Iran Sooner Than Later

The steady drumbeat to a war with Iran has been building. In my opinion, military action is inevitable now, and an event I have been expecting ever since the 'Axis of Evil Speech' in 2002. Neo-con and PNAC member, Richard Pearle, who is in the business of profiteering from military conflict, made his comments to Reuters earlier this month. Speaking about what is known about Iran's Nuclear capability Perle, a former advisor on the US' Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee, said at a security conference in Munich:

"If you want to try to wait until the very last minute, you'd better be very confident of your intelligence because if you're not, you won't know when the last minute is, [.......] And so, ironically, one of the lessons of the inadequate intelligence of Iraq is you'd better be careful how long you choose to wait."

Read more in Robert Silvey's Blog: Rubicon.

View a short PNAC video exposé here.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Rumsfeld Says Extremists Winning Media War

By AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press Writer

Friday, February 17, 2006

(02-17) 15:09 PST NEW YORK, (AP) --

The Pentagon will not close its Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorist suspects, despite U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's call to shut it down, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday.

"He's just flat wrong," Rumsfeld said in response to a question about the controversial prison during an appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations. "We shouldn't close Guantanamo. We have several hundred terrorists — bad people, people that if let back out on the field would try to kill Americans. That's just a fact."

He said closing it would amount to pretending there is no problem with a terrorist threat to U.S. interests.

Rumsfeld also took a swipe at Annan, saying, "He's never been to Guantanamo Bay," whereas representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross "stayed there, lived there 24 hours a day" to observe conditions.

"That place is being run as well as any detention facility can be run," he added, his voice rising. "It's absolutely beyond comprehension," he said, that calls for closing Guantanamo Bay can be based on allegations of mistreatment and torture by the prisoners, whom Rumsfeld said are trained to lie.

A U.N. report issued earlier this week said some of the treatment of prisoners amounted to torture.

There are about 500 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Many have been held for nearly four years. Most were captured on the battlefields of Afghanistan in late 2001 after U.S. forces invaded in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Rumsfeld also asserted that U.S. forces in Iraq are making progress on the security front, but he said there inevitably will be setbacks as the Iraqis struggle to assume control of their country.

"Our goal has to be to reduce our forces down, and to do it at a pace where we recognized that we're going to — I almost said 'make a mistake.' It will look like a mistake. It's a judgment call. We're going to have to pull out of some pieces of real estate and turn over things to Iraqis, and they're going to drop the ball. Let's face it.

"And we're going to have to step in, go back in and fix it and then turn it back over again, and it's going to be three steps forward and one step back. It isn't going to be perfect, it isn't going to be pretty," he said.

Rumsfeld said U.S. forces already have closed or turned over to the Iraqis 30 military bases. He offered no projections of future U.S. troop withdrawals. Last December the Pentagon said the number of U.S. troops in Iraq would drop from about 138,000 to about 130,000 by March.

Rumsfeld also said al-Qaida and other Islamic extremist groups have poisoned the Muslim public's view of the United States through deft use of the Internet and other modern communications methods that the American government has failed to master.

"Our enemies have skillfully adapted to fighting wars in today's media age, but for the most part we — our country, our government — has not adapted," he said.

He quoted Ayman al-Zawahri, the chief lieutenant of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, as saying that their terrorist network is in a media battle for the hearts and minds of Muslims. Rumsfeld agreed, saying that the battle for public opinion is at least as important as the battles on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The extremist groups are able to act quickly on the information front, with relatively few people, while the U.S. government bureaucracy has yet to keep up in an age of e-mail, blogs and instant messaging, he said.

"We in the government have barely even begun to compete in reaching their audiences," Rumsfeld said.

He said the military needs to focus more on adapting to the changes in global media.

"In some cases, military public affairs officials have had little communications training and little, if any, grounding in the importance of timing and rapid response, and the realities of digital and broadcast media," he said.

Rumsfeld's statement that the 'media war' is being lost to extremists, can alternatively be read as 'we are having a hard time concealing the truth'.

As Michael Rivero from points out:

'What is quite revealing about this statement is the prior assumption that if one spends enough money on lies, one will ultimately be believed.

This is, of course, a fallacy. The US Government and mainstream media have spent incredible fortunes on their lies and propaganda. TV shows, movies, newscasts, all of these involve investments in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Yet blogs running on spare change are getting the truth out, and the reason is simple, because we ARE telling the truth, and the truth is what the people are starting to realize they must have.'

Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Basra video should lay to rest a scurrilous lie

The smug superiority of the British over their peacekeeping efforts in Iraq is an insult to those of us who live there

Jasem al-Aqrab
Thursday February 16, 2006

The Guardian

Since April 2003, the people of Basra have consistently been bemused by reports that they and their city enjoy a state of calm and stability under the command of the British forces, in contrast to the north of Iraq and the so-called Sunni triangle. As someone born and bred in Basra, I hope that the recent images of British troops beating young Basra boys to within an inch of their lives will allow such claims to be laid to rest and show a fraction of the reality that has made life throughout Iraq a living hell.

When the Abu Ghraib scandal broke a couple of years ago, I recall a commentator on the BBC World Service smugly saying that the Americans were heavy-handed and undisciplined when it came to dealing with civilians, while the British were far more restrained, touring Basra in their berets as peacekeepers rather than occupiers. My estimation of the BBC World Service dipped when the other side of the picture was not presented.

The truth is that ever since the fall of Saddam Hussein's tyrannical regime, abuses and atrocities committed against Iraqi civilians have been a regular, at times daily, occurrence throughout the country, including in Basra. These have been committed by American, British and Iraqi official forces. Hearing the British prime minister describe this latest incident as an isolated case fills me and fellow Iraqis with anger.

It adds insult to very serious injury when we are told that this humiliation, torture and violence is the work of a few "bad apples". From previous experience, the most we can look forward to is a whitewash inquiry and possibly a young, low-ranking soldier being made a scapegoat. Read whole article....

Regarding the writer's comments about his estimation of the BBC World Service dropping when he realised they were not accurately reporting the general behaviour of the British Troops and their treatment of Iraqis - it just illustrates my opinion of the mainstream media. Most people think of the BBC as being one of the more reliable, unbiased news sources. I'm of the opinion that they are just better liars.

UN calls for Guantanamo closure

UN human rights investigators have called for the immediate closure of the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay.

A UN report on conditions in the Cuba camp says the US should try all inmates or free them "without further delay".

Some aspects of the treatment of the 500-strong camp population amount to torture, the UN team alleges.

The US has rejected the closure call, with White House spokesman Scott McClellan saying that the facility houses "dangerous terrorists".

US officials have dismissed most of the allegations as "largely without merit", saying the five investigators never actually visited Guantanamo Bay.

One of the five investigators responsible for the report, UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak, said the detention of inmates for years without charge amounted to arbitrary detention.

"Those persons either have to be released immediately or they should be brought to a proper and competent court and tried for the offences they are charged with," he told the BBC.

Read the whole article...

Yet again the US flouts international law and opinion, by subsequently rejecting the UN's report. The Pentagon's excuse is that the UN were given an opportunity to visit the camp and refused. The only problem with tthe US' offer was the stipulation that the inspectors would not be given access to the prisoners themselves. What??!! So what were they going to be shown? Were they proposing a tour of the grounds and the staff quarters?? Well, what were those inspectors thinking? They missed an opportunity to get a real insight into what goes on in Guantanamo.

While visiting and posting on various forums I have come across a mixture of views. The views that express support for Guantanamo are extremely misguided and led by the bias spin of the propaganda machine. They seem to ignore glaring obvious facts which

  • The very location of the camps - Guantanamo Bay - Jurisdictional Limbo. Why set up the camp there unless planning illegal actions? (ie: contravening the Geneva Convention and Human Rights Laws)
  • No charges against the overwhelming majority of the detainees.
  • The invention of a new term to describe these prisoners - 'illegal combatants' so once again international laws can be bypassed
  • The fact that these 'illegal combatants' are not even being told what they are being held for, to me, beggars belief. We are setting the scene for the breakdown of the justice system as we know it - the ushering in of totalitarianism in the name of fighting terror.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

True Lies

Excellent spoken word piece from poet Taalam Acey on the real 'State of The Union'.

Welcome To Red Pill News

I have decided to create this second blog to deal with daily news stories that may not get the exposure they should.