- # 1 Over One Million Iraqi Deaths Caused by US Occupation
- # 2. Security and Prosperity Partnership: Militarized NAFTA
- # 3. InfraGard: The FBI Deputizes Business
- # 4. ILEA: Is the US Restarting Dirty Wars in Latin America?
- # 5. Seizing War Protesters’ Assets
- # 6. The Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
- # 7. Guest Workers Inc.: Fraud and Human Trafficking
- # 8. Executive Orders Can Be Changed Secretly
- # 9. Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Testify
- # 10. APA Complicit in CIA Torture
- # 11. El Salvador’s Water Privatization and the Global War on Terror
- # 12. Bush Profiteers Collect Billions From No Child Left Behind
- # 13. Tracking Billions of Dollars Lost in Iraq
- # 14. Mainstreaming Nuclear Waste
- # 15. Worldwide Slavery
- # 16. Annual Survey on Trade Union Rights
- # 17. UN’s Empty Declaration of Indigenous Rights
- # 18. Cruelty and Death in Juvenile Detention Centers
- # 19. Indigenous Herders and Small Farmers Fight Livestock Extinction
- # 20. Marijuana Arrests Set New Record
- # 21. NATO Considers “First Strike” Nuclear Option
- # 22. CARE Rejects US Food Aid
- # 23. FDA Complicit in Pushing Pharmaceutical Drugs
- # 24. Japan Questions 9/11 and the Global War on Terror
- # 25. Bush’s Real Problem with Eliot Spitzer
Archive for September, 2008
Justin Raimondo - September 22, 2008
In reading about the federal bailout of all those financial wheeler-dealer outfits that are supposedly “too big to fail,” the layman may be forgiven for failing to comprehend the intricacies of the arcane financial instruments currently backfiring on their whiz-kid inventors. Such exotic creatures as “credit default swaps” may elude the understanding of the hoi polloi, but one thing the man in the street does know: he‘ll never be “too big to fail,” of that he can be sure.
He’s just not the Bear-Stearns type, and Congress would never shell out a penny before he loses his savings and his home, which – due to the propaganda of Panglossian economics, whereby houses stopped being homes and became investments – amount to pretty much the same thing. The paper-pushers of Wall Street made untold trillions out of a policy that was doomed to fail [.pdf] in advance, and whose critics have long predicted would end in precisely the manner our tale of economic woe is unfolding.
The policy of bank credit expansion, which enriches the already wealthy at the expense of the rest of us, has a fatal allure. It induces an initial euphoria, the false promise of permanent prosperity. This Panglossian view is the perfect economic system for an emerging empire, especially one with such inflated pretensions as ours. It is the economics of hubris – the same grandiosity that let us imagine we could implant “democracy” in the arid soil of Iraq and make the desert bloom.
Joan Veon - September 22, 2008
World history is spotted with stories of political conquests: Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, the Pharaohs, Alexander the Great, and Roman Caesars, each who seized physical control of a country, its economy and assets. History holds no story of a take over based solely on a country’s assets, until now. The modern day Attila’s, Genghis Khan’s, Pharaoh’s, and Caesar’s are the men who own and control the Central Banks of the world. America’s Central Bank is the Federal Reserve, which controls our monetary system, is not part of our governmental system, and, although its name would imply, it has no reserves.
The 13th month of America’s credit crisis may hold its own in history as a country whose economic power and bulk of wealth overnight become the assets of the Federal Reserve. This may well be the finest coup d’état.
Don Nicoloff - September, 2008 issue of The Idaho Observer
Parts one and two of “The Three Stooges go to Washington” appeared in the June and July, 2008 editions of The IO where the genealogical roots and life of then “presumptive Republican nominee” Sen. John McCain was investigated. Our second stooge is Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the Democrat nominee for president. Our researcher Don Nicoloff has discovered so many anomalies, discrepencies, lies, obfuscations and inconsistencies with the “official” Obama story that no one — probably not even Obama himself - can truly claim to know who he really is or where he came from.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /RaidersNewsNetwork/ — The following open letter from the head of the Knights of Columbus, Carl Anderson, to Senator Joseph Biden was published in major newspapers on Friday, September 19, 2008, including USA Today, the Washington Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Open Letter to Senator Joseph Biden …
William N. Grigg - September 20, 2008
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad, we are insistently told by advocates of further military adventurism in the Persian Gulf region, is the most recent version of Hitler Revisited, harboring an implacable desire to annihilate Israel.
The regime in Tehran doesn’t occupy an acre of land beyond its borders, and displays no desire to acquire any through aggression or other means. Yet we are told that Iran is a threat to the entire world, and must be contained by Washington through the use of economic impediments and covert operationsthat are tantamount to an undeclared war.
Peter Dale Scott - September 19, 2008
Recently I published two articles pointing to suggestive similarities between the recurring deep events in recent American history – those events which, because of their intelligence aspects, are ignored, misrepresented, or covered up in the American media. The first article pointed to overall similarities in many deep events since World War II. The second pointed to surprising points of comparison in the two deep events which were followed shortly by major U.S. wars: the John F. Kennedy assassination and 9/11. In the background of all these events, I suggested, was recurring evidence of the milieu “combining intelligence officials with elements from the drug-trafficking underworld.”
In this essay I shall first attempt to lay out the complex geography or network of that milieu, which I call the global drug connection, and its connections to what has been called an “alternative” or “shadow” CIA. I shall then show how this network, of banks, financial agents of influence, and the alternative CIA, contributed to the infrastructure of the Kennedy assassination and a series of other, superficially unrelated, major deep events.
In this narrative, the names of individuals, their institutions, and their connections are relatively unimportant. What matters is to see that such a milieu existed; that it was on-going, well-connected, and protected; and that, with increasing independence from governmental restraint, it played a role in major deep events in the last half century.
This of course strengthens the important hypothesis to be investigated, that this on-going milieu may also have contributed to the disaster of 9/11.
Antifascist - September 20, 2008
On Wednesday, Antifascist Calling reported on moves by the Department of Justice to seek blanket immunity for AT&T under provisions of the disgraceful FISA Amendments Act (FAA).
If approved by Judge Vaughn Walker, the presiding magistrate hearing the landmark Hepting v. AT&T lawsuit in federal district court in San Francisco, the giant telecommunications corporation and Bush crime family partner would walk away scott free.
The suit, brought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on behalf of AT&T customers caught up in the state’s illegal internet and telephone driftnet surveillance, is challenging unconstitutional spying on U.S. citizens and legal residents.
The shocking extent of the “public-private partnership” in political repression was first revealed in depth when former AT&T technician Mark Klein filed an affidavit in support of EFF’s contention that AT&T had systematically violated their customers’ right to privacy.
As Antifascist Calling has previously reported on many occasions, the telecommunications giant had constructed a secret room (SG3 Secure Room, room number 641A) for the exclusive use of the National Security Agency’s spying operations at AT&T’s Folsom St. office.
On Saturday, EFF reported that the government “started the formal process for retroactive immunity for the telecommunications companies sued by EFF and others for their involvement in the warrantless surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans.” That hearing is set for December 2, 2008 in San Francisco.
There is a busy little private company you probably never have heard about, but which you should. Its name is the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. See their website. Looks pretty boring. Some kind of financial service thing, with a positive slogan and out there to make a little business. You can even get a job there. Now, go and take a look at their annual report. Starts with a nice litte Flash presentation and has a nice message from the CEO. And take a look at the numbers. It turns out that this company holds 23 trillion dollars in assets, and had 917 trillion dollars worth of transactions in 2002. That’s trillions, as in thousands of thousands of millions. 23,000,000,000,000 dollars in assets.
Eamon an Chnoic - September 20, 2008
Ever heard this mystery? Some random rich dude walks into a itty-bitty Georgia town, smacks down a ton of cash and hires a company to erect a big creepy, dictatorial Stonehenge-looking thing on some farmer’s land?
“In June 1979, an unknown group hired Elberton Granite Finishing Company to build the structure.”
The Georgia Guidestones are filled with all sorts of touchy-feely pseudo-libertarian and enlightenment phrases, which is almost (but not quite) enough to make you forget that it’s a list of dictates, and that the very first one presents a very interesting problem…
Michael Shaw - September 20, 2008
It is important to know that the land use element of Sustainable Development has two action plans:
1. First is the Wildlands Project which seeks to eliminate human presence on over 50% of the American landscape while imposing massive controls on activity on the rest of American land.
2. Second is the Smart Growth action plan. This promotes dense “human settlements”. This leads to increased central controls on how we live and increased restrictions on our mobility.
Michael Shaw speaking at Brave New Books
On September 16, the FDA did something completely expected: it declared the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) safe for human consumption. This announcement flies in the face of the overwhelming majority of the scientific literature on this chemical, including the recent and highly-publicized studies out of the National Institutes of Health and a report released this week from the American Medical Association linking BPA and heart disease.
Feudal baron, conservationist, Jacobite and herald who restored several Scottish houses and castles.
(Obituary) - David Lumsden of Cushnie, who has died aged 75, held the heraldic title of Garioch Pursuivant to the Chief and Name and Arms of Mar, and was a leading figure in Scottish heritage circles.
An affable, generous man with a youthful vigour that belied his years, Lumsden was co-founder and chairman of the Castles of Scotland Preservation Trust, established to promote and encourage the protection and preservation of Scotland’s architectural heritage, and served as president of the Scottish Military History Society. In addition he co-founded the Scottish Organs Trust and was also well known as a vigorous opponent of the wearing of white socks with kilts.
A staunch Jacobite, Lumsden was a member of the Royal Stuart Society, convener of the Monarchist League of Scotland, and served for 23 years as president of the 1745 Association, in which capacity he contributed to the Muster Rolls of the 45, listing all those who served with Prince Charles Edward Stuart in the abortive uprising.
Here’s a site from a friend of mine: Illuminati Rex. He’s a talented artist and makes some great comics about the New World Order and/or the “Illuminati“. The material he utilizes for his comics and illustrations is derived from authentic sources. For example, he puts to use the cryptographic symbols from the Bavarian Illuminati, and is one of the few people I know who’s actually read - even translated sections - of René Le Forestier’s unsurpassed tome on the Illuminati: Les Illuminés de Bavière et la Franc-Maçonnerie Allemande [Paris: 1914], Archè reprint, 2001.
The “Rex” in Illuminati Rex, is, of course, a reference to the final degree of the Illuminati - Rex or Man-King (Docetist; Docetengrad).