Aftermath News: Top Stories - November 14th, 2004

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Aftermath News: Top Stories - November 14th, 2004
"Our government is so corrupt that citizens no longer become incensed when they learn the CIA is running drugs into the U.S.''
- Former CIA pilot Terry Reed, in Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA

"I gladly acknowledge the debt of my own government to Fabianism. The Fabian Society acknowledges the principal tenet of Marxism, the abolition of private property, in this case to own land. They then align themselves with the non-violent arm of Marxism by accepting the non-violent road of patient gradualism to total government."
- Bob Hawke, Labor government Prime Minister of Austrailia, in his speech to the Fabian Society in Melbourne on the 8th May 1984

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Global Techno-Orwellian Police State Dictatorship Nightmare Update

Police State Inauguration for Would Be Dictator to Feature Active Duty Troops, Thousands of Police, Big Brother Technology, Snipers and FBI Agents in Full SWAT Gear

God-emperor shows us where his power comes from -- Kerry would have had the same inauguration

Infowars.com

How appropriate that self-proclaimed would-be dictator George W. Bush should be inaugurated in a military-police frenzy worthy of Hitler himself. This particular parade will feature "a military contingent that could include a combat brigade of up to 4,000 troops." With activists across the country already jailed an beaten for protesting his majesty, this iron-fisted show of power will attempt to further condition and cow the American people into total submission.

"If this were a dictatorship it'd be a heck of a lot easier. Just so long as I'm the dictator." - George W. Bush

http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/inaguration.htm

White House counsel Alberto Gonzales smiles as President Bush (news - web sites) announced that he was his choice to succeed Attorney General John Ashcroft (news - web sites), in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004 in Washington. Gonzales, is a Texas confidant and the most prominent Hispanic in the administration. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

Bush Fingers Torture Apologist for Attorney General

Following the resignation of Attorney General John Ashcroft, President Bush has selected the man who drafted a legal argument for disregarding international law in the so-called "war on terror" as the next head of the Justice Department. Though many consider White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales a less divisive figure than the highly unpopular Ashcroft, civil rights groups have expressed grave concerns over the nomination.

"Making Alberto Gonzales the Attorney General of the United States would be a travesty," said Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, in a press statement. "It would mean taking one of the legal architects of an illegal and immoral policy and installing him as the official who is charged with protecting our constitutional rights. The Gonzales memo paved the way to Abu Ghraib."

Ratner was referring to a memo authored by Gonzales at the behest of President Bush and leaked to the press early 2002, in which the White House Counsel wrote that laws prohibiting torture do not apply to "the President’s detention and interrogation of enemy combatants."
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Echoes of Josef Mengele.

This is NOT a joke folks! This is really happening to America, which is fast becomming a Nazi Dictatorship on a level that could make the Third Reich Nazis look like choir boys.

Infowars.com

Update: Abu Graib Torture Architect Alberto Gonzales is Pro-Abortion, Has Shady Connections to Enron and Kept Bush from Having to Disclose a Drunk Driving Arrest

Not only was White House attorney Alberto Gonzalez (Bush's Pick for Attorney General) the architect of Abu Ghraib torture (scroll down for more info), he is a big proponent for abortion.

"As a member of the court, Gonzales ruled with the majority that some teenage girls should not be required to get parental permission for an abortion." The complete article is posted below. and on November 6, Knight Ridder Reported:
"Gonzales also has connections to scandal-ridden energy giant Enron. He is a former partner in the Houston law firm Vinson and Elkins, which represented Enron. He also received $6,500 in campaign contributions from the company when he ran for re-election to the Texas Supreme Court."

The complete article is posted below. Of course, it comes as no surprise that our "conservative" and "caring" leader should select this man as his pick for Attorney General. For, in addition to his elevating Bush to god-emperor status and putting him above the law in White House memos, Gonzalez acted as Bush's general counsel in 1996, getting him excused from jury duty that would have led to his having to disclose a 1976 arrest for drunk driving.

Read Who is Alberto Gonzalez for more information on the true nature of this shady character Bush would have as our Attorney General.
http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/gonzalez.htm

Homeland Security Arrests Veteran for Complaining Too Much

Agents arrest man in threats

Now complaining too much can get you arrested by Homeland Security.

The veteran arrested in the article, Dr. Tennant was arrested in front of his family for calling the VA too many times. He did jail time for the offense of "harassing." Not that this is the first time that Homeland Security has ventured where we were told that it wouldn't -- click here to see an archive of similar abuses of power.

The Federal Protective Service Agent admitted, "He had been harassing them for the past three years...We were looking at the messages and while there were no direct threats, the language was abusive and derogatory and seemed to be getting worse.”

Tune in today to the Alex Jones Show to hear an interview with Dr. Tennant, about his ordeal, and to learn more about Homeland Security and the Patriot Act out of control. Inspectors from Federal Protective Services — a branch of the Homeland Security Department — arrested a Bettendorf chiropractor Friday accused of making harassing phone calls to the Department of Veterans Affairs office in Des Moines.

Kenneth C. Tennant, 45, 3447 Magnolia Court, remained in the Polk County, Iowa, jail late Friday afternoon, charged with third-degree harassment.

Although it is a state charge - and a misdemeanor - Federal Protective Service, or FPS, personnel were involved because the VA office is a federal facility, said special agent Wil Calvey.
http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/hs_arrest_vet.htm

Homeland Security Federal Police, hard at work again, protecting us from the evil seed throwers.

These are the kinds of outlandish laws that have been used by monarchies and totalitarian regimes for centuries to maintain establishment power over the serfs.

The only purpose for such laws, and their selective enforcment, is to condition the public into being scared rabbits, afraid to make the slightest wrong move. This is just one small piece of the prison planet paradigm.

$185 fine for dropping sunflower seed

Judge upholds penalty for woman astonished by local law

It could be called a case for the birds, but an Oklahoma woman is crying fowl over a $185 fine for dropping a sunflower seed in public.

Tricia Morgan was pulled over five months ago after an Oklahoma City police officer saw her drop a seed on the street as she was driving her children home.

"I didn't drop a whole handful at all because I only had three or four in my hand," Morgan told KOCO-TV. "I was eating them here and dropping them in the trash behind."

The officer proceeded to ticket her for littering.

"I went to the city library to see exactly what the definition of litter is, and it's non-specific," she told the station. "It says anything that falls out of a vehicle is considered litter. I've been to many weddings where I have thrown birdseed at the bride, and I have never been ticketed there for littering. ... I thought it was OK to throw out apple cores to feed the rabbits and the squirrels, but I don't do that anymore either because I don't want to break the law, and I think it's pretty silly that I have been ticketed for this."

Police say littering laws in the city have been beefed up in recent years, and seeds fall under the definition of litter.

"Officers are required to enforce all statutes and ordinances regardless of what they are ... because what to one person is very insignificant [is very significant] to someone else," Sgt. Charles Phillips told KOCO.

Morgan took her case to court, and to her surprise, was found guilty of the offense.

"I told the judge I don't believe that I dropped anything out my window, but if I did it was a sunflower seed," she told KFOR-TV. "And I held it up for him, and he said, 'You're guilty.'"

Morgan thought about appealing her case, but said it would cost several hundred dollars more.
http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/sunflower_seed.htm

Tanks Greet Protestors in Los Angeles

At 7:50 PM two Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) showed up at an anti-war protest in front of the federal building in Westwood. The APCs circled the block twice, the second time parking themselves in the street and directly in front of the area where most of the protesters were gathered. Enraged, some of the people attempted to block the tanks, but police quickly cleared the street. The people continued to protest the presence of the APCs, but about ten minutes the APCs drove off.

It is unclear as to why the APCs were deployed to this location.
http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/la_tanks.htm

Gov't Orders Air Passenger Data for Test

The government ordered U.S. airlines Friday to turn over personal information about passengers so it can test a system for identifying potential terrorists. The move was expected but nonetheless brought protests from civil libertarians worried about invasions of privacy. Under the system, called "Secure Flight," the Transportation Security Administration will compare passenger data with names on two government watch lists: a "no-fly" list comprises known or suspected terrorists, and a "watch" list names people who should face tighter scrutiny before boarding planes. "Secure Flight represents a significant step in securing domestic air travel and safeguarding national security information, namely, the watchlists," the TSA said in a notice announcing the order.

The TSA order gives 72 airlines until Nov. 23 to turn over computerized data for passengers who traveled on domestic flights during June.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?R160426C9

Psychiatry and the State

The federal government plans a new role in delivering mental health care. Historically, however, governments have used psychiatric techniques for harm rather than good. On April 29, 2002, President George W. Bush issued an executive order creating a new commission charged with finding ways to “improve America’s mental health service delivery system.”

One year later, the Orwellian-sounding New Freedom Commission on Mental Health released its findings. Its final report recommended mental health screening for all Americans and, in a proposal that should alarm parents everywhere, recommended that the nation’s schools be used to assess the mental health of all schoolchildren. While each new federal plan or program seems more ludicrous than the last, the commission’s desire to screen the mental health of all Americans is not just another big government boondoggle.

From its "newspeak" name to its ambitious proposals, the plan to assess the mental health of all Americans is similar to the Bush administration’s other….
http://www.thenewamerican.com/tna/2004/
11-15-2004/psychiatry.htm

Russian President Vladimir Putin (news - web sites) (C) and his Ukrainian counterpart Leonid Kuchma (back row 2L) pose for a picture with children from Beslan during their visit to the Artek youth recreation resort near Yalta in Ukraine's Crimea, November 12, 2004. Putin visited Ukraine in an apparent show of support for the country's prime minister ahead of presidential elections pitting him in a tight race with a West-leaning rival. REUTERS/Pool/Valery Solovyov

The psychotic Stalinist KGB terrorist mass-murderer comforts his victims, just like his psychotic Hitlerian CIA terrorist murderer counterpart did after 9/11. This is the truth. Can you handle it? Or will you too worship your slave-masters like so many other sheep?

Former Russian Chess Champ Kasparov Tells West Not to Ignore Putin's "March to Dictatorship"

Under President Vladimir Putin Russia is going to turn into an authoritarian state, ex-world chess champion Garry Kasparov said on Thursday. In his article entitled “Putin's Appeasers” published in The Wall Street Journal, he calls on Western countries not to ignore Putin's “march to dictatorship”.

"The costs of this change for the Russian people and the world are high and getting higher. Not only are there real costs in security terms, but by failing to stand up for democratic values in Russia, the Bush administration gravely weakens its moral authority, opens itself up to charges of hypocrisy as it tries to make the case for building democracy in the Middle East," Kasparov wrote.
http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/
putin_march_dictatorship.htm

Former Soviet dissidents, Yuri Federov, of New York, left, Yuri Yarim-Agaev, of New Jersey, second from left, and Vladimir Bukovsky, of England, right, toast, as Eduard Kuznetsov, of Israel, second from right, looks on with a smile, during a reunion of former Soviet dissidents at the American Jewish Committee headquarters in New York Thursday Nov. 11, 2004. More than 50 former Soviet dissidents who spent years in prisons and Siberian exile say Russia is in danger of slipping back into a police state under President Vladimir Putin (news - web sites) and the former KGB colleagues he has brought to power.

Vladimir Bukovsky, who was labeled insane and spent a total of 12 years in Soviet jails and psychiatric hospitals for repeatedly demonstrating, said Russia is 'slowly returning to the pre-1991 situation' before the end of the Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Russia becoming police state

Ex-Soviet Dissidents Lament Russia's State

More than 50 former Soviet dissidents who spent years in prisons and Siberian exile say Russia is in danger of slipping back into a police state under President Vladimir Putin and the former KGB colleagues he has brought to power.

Graying and aging, the former political prisoners reminisced one night this week about how they challenged the totalitarian superpower to abide by laws that on paper guaranteed free speech, a free press and fair trials.

Today Russians are turning to Putin, a former KGB colonel, to restore order in their chaotic, market-driven democracy, said Eduard Kuznetsov, 65, who spent 17 years in prison for planning to hijack a plane in Leningrad in 1970 to get out of the Soviet Union.

"More than 50 percent of the key state positions are occupied by former KGB officials," Kuznetsov said. "The KGB officials have a specific mentality. They can't change. There is a danger that it will really be a police state. Not so straightforward as it was under Brezhnev, because there is inertia. "Because they have to balance between the (opinion of) the free world and a controlled society."

Leonid Brezhnev ruled from 1964-82, now labeled the era of stagnation.
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap
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yahoo.com/041113/2/rpr9.html

Child-Takeover Update

PoliceTaser 6-Year-Old

Police State Targets, Tasers, Arrests and Jails Elementary School Children

The latest police state/child horror story that police tasered a distressed and out-of-control 6-year-old is sadly unsurprising. Why not? They've used tasers on the weak and the elderly, and police across the country remain loyal to their "non-lethal" weapons even after last week's taser death. Of course we all know that the police state and its out-of-control thugs are targeting children at an accelerated rate, with children being arrested for fighting, and being given jail time for such egregious infractions as throwing a basketball at each other.

Scroll down for more instances of children being targeted and treated like criminals in today's police state.
http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/taser_6yrold.htm

Guard Shoots Student in Foot at La. School

A security guard shot a teenager in the foot at a New Orleans high school Friday, believing he was reaching for a weapon during a confrontation. Tomika Thomas told police she smelled marijuana when she spotted the 16-year-old boy standing alone under a tree outside Booker T. Washington High School when other students were in class or the cafeteria.

Thomas said she approached the student and tried to detain him, but he became aggressive, pushed her, then reached under his shirt. "She thought he was reaching for a weapon. She drew and fired one time, striking him in the foot," Sgt. Paul Accardo said.

Police found no drugs or weapons on the boy, who ran away after being shot and was caught by a second security guard. The student was taken to a hospital. Police said his wound was not life-threatening. Superintendent Julian Stafford said the guard did nothing improper.

The school remained open Friday afternoon, although more than a dozen parents gathered outside, hoping to take students home early.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?C440326C9

Third-Grader Arrested for Sex Crime

A 9-year-old boy was arrested after he lifted a female classmate's skirt and touched her, authorities said.

The boy, a third-grader at Booker Elementary School ( search ), was released to his parents after being booked Monday at the Sarasota County jail on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation. School principal Gwendolyn Rigell said the boy had been suspended before because of a pattern of "repeated acts that are sexual in nature."

He was accused of touching the girl, who is also 9, as they rode home Friday on a school bus. This week, the boy admitted he had abused her, according to his arrest report. According to the report, the boy grabbed the girl's hands and held them behind her back in the seat; he then lifted her skirt and touched her, the report says. He also pulled her shirt up around her neck, saying, "Look, she is not wearing a bra," according to the report.

Potential penalties, in the event the boy is found guilty, include outpatient therapy, probation and juvenile commitment, prosecutors said.
http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/3rd_grader_sex_crime.htm

A 6-year-old is photographed Monday by Chartiers Township police Chief James Horvath at Allison Elementary School in Houston. Chartiers-Township School District is the first district in Washington County to participate in the CHIP Identification program. (JIM McNUTT/O-R)

IDs for kids ... just in case

Five-year-old Madison Schwartzmiller likes to play on the swing set with friends Erin, Brianne and Kayla. She also knows her address and her telephone number.

All this information, along with her favorite colors and the fact that the kindergarten student at Allison Elementary School in Chartiers-Houston School District has no favorite hiding spot in her house, are on a disc that has been sent home to her parents.

The disc, along with a fingerprint card and DNA kit, are part of the Child Identification Program packet. Offered by the Pennsylvania Freemasons, in partnership with Crime Prevention Association of Pennsylvania, CHIP is in response to the alarming number of children reported missing across the United States.

Chartiers Township police took the video of the youngsters as they stood in front of a height chart.
http://www.infowars.com/articles/bb/ids_for_kids.htm

Student suspended for handstands, cartwheels

Cartwheels and handstands have gotten an 11-year-old girl temporarily bounced out of her Los Angeles-area school. Deirdre Faegre was suspended for a week after repeatedly disobeying school officials who told her not to perform gymnastic stunts during lunchtime.

"Our first concern is the safety of all children," San Jose-Edison Academy Principal Denise Patton told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Patton said Deirdre could accidentally strike another student, or injure herself, and other children could get hurt trying to imitate Deirdre, who has been doing gymnastics for five years.

Deirdre's father, Leland Faegre, said it was absurd to suspend his daughter for doing gymnastics when students were allowed to play basketball and other sports.

"Contact sports, apparently, are fine. But this one is so dangerous it requires the cartwheel cops," Faegre said.
http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/suspended_cartwheels.htm

Foster Kids on Mind-Altering Drugs?

Why would a child as young as three years old ever be on mind-altering drugs?

For the past eight months, the News 4 WOAI Trouble Shooters have poured through reams of state documents and discovered thousands of foster kids appear to be on powerful psychotropic drugs.

Many of these children are barely in kindergarten. Some are mere toddlers.

"We didn't even know he was in the hospital until he called us from Laurel Ridge himself," a woman we'll refer to as "Magdalana" tells us. We're disguising her name in order to protect the identity of her six year old grandson she's referring to.

She says he was confined to a psychiatric hospital following a temper tantrum when he called his grandmother for help. "I mean he was like," Magdalana describes, "maybe you could say he looked more like a zombie."

News 4 WOAI Trouble Shooter Tanji Patton asks, "How could you tell by looking at him that he was on medication?" Magdalana answers,

"His attitude, his eyes, his way of speech. All that."
http://makeashorterlink.com/?N10C236C9
http://www.infowars.com/articles/brave_new_world/
fosterkids_drugs.htm

Perpetual War on Humanity Update

More Than 200 U.S. Fallujah Casualties Reported

U.S. Troops Launch Second Phase Of Assault In Insurgents

U.S. soldiers and Marines launched a large attack Thursday into the southern half of Fallujah, where insurgents still holding, opening a second phase in the offensive, U.S. officials said.

The news follows reports that more than 200 U.S. soldiers have been seriously hurt in the offensive and flown to Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany.

The Center is usually used to treat severely wounded troops, but there are no official casualty figures yet from the military about the battle for Fallujah. Two planes carrying about 90 wounded Marines and soldiers were due in from Iraq today. Those are troops too seriously injured to be treated at U.S military hospitals in Iraq. A spokeswoman says doctors there are "very busy."

The large number of wounded sent to Germany suggests that fighting may be more intense - at least in some areas - than the military had initially indicated.
http://www.nbc10.com/news/3910446/detail.html

US soldiers cover their ears as one of their grenades explodes in this TV image as U.S. and Iraqi forces exchanged fire with pockets of resistance in Fallujah, Iraq (news - web sites), on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004. Throughout the day, Americans hit the militants with artillery and mortars, and warplanes fired on the city's main street and market as well as the insurgent stronghold of Jolan, one of several neighborhoods where troops were skirmishing with militants. (AP Photo / APTN / Pool)

Germany Bracing for 100 Wounded Troops

Medical staff at a U.S. military hospital in southwest Germany are expanding bed capacity to care for scores of wounded from Iraq, including many from the assault on Fallujah, officials said Thursday.

A planeload with 53 wounded from Iraq arrived Thursday morning and another with 49 more was expected to arrive Thursday evening at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center — together making an anticipated 102 for the day, spokeswoman Marie Shaw said. "We are very busy," Shaw said.

"We have seen an increase of patient arrivals since the outbreak of the Fallujah conflict."

On Wednesday, 64 wounded were brought in.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?J570236C9

Iraq: the unthinkable becomes normal

Americans view Iraqis as Untermenschen, a term that Hitler used in Mein Kampf to describe Jews

Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign "insurgents".

In fact, women and children are being slaughtered in our name. Edward S Herman's landmark essay, "The Banality of Evil", has never seemed more apposite.

"Doing terrible things in an organised and systematic way rests on 'normalisation'," wrote Herman. "There is usually a division of labour in doing and rationalising the unthinkable, with the direct brutalising and killing done by one set of individuals . . . others working on improving technology (a better crematory gas, a longer burning and more adhesive napalm, bomb fragments that penetrate flesh in hard-to-trace patterns). It is the function of the experts, and the mainstream media, to normalise the unthinkable for the general public."

On Radio 4's Today (6 November), a BBC reporter in Baghdad referred to the coming attack on the city of Fallujah as "dangerous" and "very dangerous" for the Americans. When asked about civilians, he said, reassuringly, that the US marines were "going about with a Tannoy" telling people to get out.

He omitted to say that tens of thousands of people would be left in the city. He mentioned in passing the "most intense bombing" of the city with no suggestion of what that meant for people beneath the bombs.

As for the defenders, those Iraqis who resist in a city that heroically defied Saddam Hussein; they were merely "insurgents holed up in the city", as if they were an alien body, a lesser form of life to be "flushed out" (the Guardian): a suitable quarry for "rat-catchers", which is the term another BBC reporter told us the Black Watch use.

According to a senior British officer, the Americans view Iraqis as Untermenschen, a term that Hitler used in Mein Kampf to describe Jews, Romanies and Slavs as sub-humans.

This is how the Nazi army laid siege to Russian cities, slaughtering combatants and non-combatants alike.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?B390216C9

GIs Force Men Fleeing Fallujah to Return

Hundreds of men trying to flee the assault on Fallujah have been turned back by U.S. troops following orders to allow only women, children and the elderly to leave.

The military says it has received reports warning that insurgents will drop their weapons and mingle with refugees to avoid being killed or captured by advancing American troops.

As it believes many of Fallujah's men are guerrilla fighters, it has instructed U.S. troops to turn back all males aged 15 to 55.

"We assume they'll go home and just wait out the storm or find a place that's safe," one 1st Cavalry Division officer, who declined to be named, said Thursday.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?D2D0526C9

U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, right, walks with El Salvador (news - web sites)'s Minister of Defense Otto Romero after awarding six Salvadoran soldiers with the Bronze Star in recognition of their heroism during the Iraq (news - web sites) war in San Salvador (news - web sites), El Salvador Friday Nov. 12, 2004. (AP Photo/Edgar Romero)

Rumsfeld: El Salvador Can Be Iraq Model

Iraq can learn from the recent history of El Salvador, a country wracked by civil war that has developed into a stable democracy and close U.S. ally, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday. Rumsfeld, speaking at the U.S. Embassy here, thanked the Salvadorans for supplying troops for U.S. operations in Iraq. El Salvador, with about 370 soldiers in the only other country in the Western Hemisphere that currently has troops there.

"We are deeply in your debt," Rumsfeld said during a Veterans Day ceremony honoring U.S. and Salvadoran soldiers. He held up El Salvador as "a nation that understands well the human struggle for liberty and democracy."

From 1979 to 1992, El Salvador suffered a bloody civil war with leftist guerillas that left 75,000 dead in this nation of 6.5 million, where half live in poverty.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?C3E0226C9

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Melvain St. George, right, originally of Haiti, holds up his hand as he takes the oath of allegiance to the U.S. at a naturalization ceremony held aboard the decommssioned aircraft carrier USS Midway Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004 in San Diego. Eighty sailors and marines from 25 countries were granted citizenship in a cermony held to commemorate Veterans Day.
(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

In reality, this "oath of allegiance" is to the New World Order, not America.

Troops Become U.S. Citizens on Veterans Day

Marine Cpl. David Antonio Garcia stood on the deck of an aircraft carrier Thursday and was sworn in as an American citizen — after already serving under the U.S. flag in Iraq.

The native of Mexico was among 80 sailors and Marines from 25 countries — from Canada to Syria — who became citizens in a Veterans Day ceremony aboard the USS Midway, a reward for putting their lives on the line for their adopted country.

The ceremony, watched by more than 100 cheering relatives, came as the nation observed Veterans Day with about 160,000 troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan — some of them locked in fierce house-to-house fighting in Fallujah.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?Y2F0226C9

U.S. Seeks More Dutch Help in Iraq

The State Department said Friday it is encouraging the Dutch government to continue contributing to Iraq's security beyond the scheduled March 15 departure date for Dutch troops. Dutch officials reaffirmed on Friday that they are standing by that date for the withdrawal of the country's troops in Iraq. At present, there are an estimated 1,300 there.

"We certainly would encourage them to consider how to continue their contribution to the effort in Iraq, through NATO or with their direct deployment," department spokesman Richard Boucher said.

He added that all countries with troops in Iraq should link their withdrawal plans to Iraqi needs rather than to dates on the calendar.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?V24F615C9

Japan to Protest to China Over Intruder Submarine

Japan will protest to China after concluding that a nuclear-powered submarine that intruded into its waters this week belonged to the Chinese navy, top government spokesman Hiroyuki Hosoda said on Friday. Japan mobilized its navy for the first time in five years on Wednesday after the submarine was spotted near the Okinawa islands, 1,000 miles southwest of Tokyo.

The intrusion was brief and no warning shots were fired, but the mobilization was a rare display of Japan's military response. "We made an overall judgment that the submarine belonged to the Chinese navy," Hosoda told a news conference, adding that the decision was based on the direction the sub was taking and the fact that it appeared be nuclear-powered.

"Japan plans to lodge a protest with China."
http://makeashorterlink.com/?X101546C9

Japanese Defense Agency Director General Yoshinori Ono shows the Japan-China border on the map as he describes how Japan's anti-submarine patrol aircraft chased a Chinese submarine that entered Japanese territorial waters during a press conference in Tokyo.(AFP/Jiji Press/File/Jiji Press )

Japanese press lashes out at China over submarine intrusion

Japan's media has condemned the intrusion of a Chinese nuclear submarine into its waters with most newspapers saying Beijing should accept a demand from Tokyo to apologise over the incident.

"Tokyo had every reason to request an apology from Beijing for its violation of Japanese sovereignty and demand it ensure nothing like the recent incident will ever happen again," the Yomiuri Shimbun said in an editorial published Saturday.

"The Chinese submarine's behavior was enough to arouse our great distrust," it said, adding Japan should take firm stand against China over the incursion. On Friday, Japan, which had initially been careful not to blame China for Wednesday's two-hour territorial violation near disputed gas fields, said it determined the unidentified submarine belonged to the Chinese navy.

Following the announcement, Japan's Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura summoned a top Chinese diplomat to lodge a protest with Beijing and demand an apology.

The Chinese diplomat told Machimura that Beijing was in the midst of its own investigation into the submarine incident and thus declined to accept a protest or make an apology.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?P36F225C9

Bad Cop Torture Scandals Update

U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) hugs White House legal counsel Alberto Gonzales (L) after nominating him as the new U.S. attorney general, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, November 10, 2004.

If confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate, Gonzales, 49, would be the first Hispanic-American to become the country's top law-enforcement official.

He would replace Attorney General John Ashcroft (news - web sites), whose resignation was announced November 9. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Architect of Abu Ghraib Torture is Bush's Pick for Attorney General

Iraqi beaten to death -- it's not just a job, it's an adventure under torture advocate Alberto Mengele Gonzalez

George W. Bush's pick for Attorney General, Alberto Gonzalez, is the White House attorney who advised the President and the Pentagon that Bush was above the law concerning torture. This sicko actually said that the President is not just above international law (the Geneva Convention), but that Bush is even above Federal law.

So now, the chief law enforcement officer in the country is going to be the individual who advised Ashcroft that torture was okay and came up with the enemy combatant designation to strip Americans of their rights. Out of the frying pan into the central furnace of hell. Ashcroft was bad enough, but he was simply a willing puppet of individuals like Gonzalez and Bush. Everyone should contact Congress and tell them enough is enough. We don't want Josef Mengele Gonzalez as our Attorney General.

Here's some background info:
On June 13, 2004 the London Telegraph reported that Constitutional experts were shocked by Gonzalez's memo, which told Bush that the nature of the war on terror "renders obsolete Geneva's strict limitations on questioning of enemy prisoners and renders quaint some of its provisions"
http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/gonzalez.htm

White House Counsel Gonzales' Role in Torture Scandal Merits Close Scrutiny

While Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) takes no position on the appointment of individual nominees, the organization believes that during the nominations process for the office of Attorney General, the opinions produced by Mr. Alberto Gonzales during his tenure as White House Counsel and the resulting policy decisions deserve close and careful scrutiny.

In particular, AIUSA urges that the confirmation process include a detailed examination of the nominee's views on human rights and humanitarian law, with particular reference to the Administration's misguided approach to these in the course of its declared "war on terror."

It is important that any future Attorney General uphold US and international law and seek to ratify, implement, and abide by international treaties. As part of the confirmation process, Amnesty International calls for the full disclosure of any unpublished measures, directives or memoranda authored by Mr. Gonzales or his staff that discuss the legality of
"disappearances," torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, or extrajudicial executions.

The organization would also welcome an absolute and unequivocal statement by Mr. Gonzales, that in accordance with US and international law, he opposes torture and ill-treatment under any circumstances, including war and any other public emergency.
http://www.commondreams.org/news2004/1110-20.htm

New World Order Machinations Update

Bush revives bid to legalize illegal aliens

It's no surprise to us that just days after reelection Bush has reassumed his fervent push for Amnesty. This is only the beginning. He's going to give you the Free trade Area of the Americas as well (Pan-American Union). If you want Bill Clinton's policies on steroids, you got it. President Bush yesterday moved aggressively to resurrect his plan to relax rules against illegal immigration, a move bound to anger conservatives just days after they helped re-elect him.

The president met privately in the Oval Office with Sen. John McCain to discuss jump-starting a stalled White House initiative that would grant legal status to millions of immigrants who broke the law to enter the United States.
http://www.infowars.com/articles/immigration/
bush_revives_amnesty_bid.htm

In this picture released by the United Nations (news - web sites), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO (news - web sites)) Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, right, speaks with United States ambassador to the U.N. John Danforth, center, and Bosnian Foreign Affairs Minister Mladen Ivanic, left, during a Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004. (AP Photo/ United Nations, Mark Garten)

NATO Chief Urges Europe Against Terror

European nations need to think more seriously about how terrorism affects them, even in such far-off places as Afghanistan, NATO's secretary-general said Thursday. Jaap De Hoop Scheffer told a breakfast meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations in New York that the European way of thinking had not caught up with the American perspective that crystallized after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

"In Europe, we still have complicated discussions, be it in the European Union or be it national discussions, of how far governments could go in the relationship with their citizens in the fight against terrorism," he said. "I think Europe should catch up here, not the United States."

De Hoop Scheffer wouldn't elaborate, but said the so-called "perception gap" was one reason that relations between NATO allies had been strained in recent years.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?M311236C9

Operation 9/11 Coup and Coverup Update

CNN Poll: 90% Believe US Government Covering Up 9/11

Yesterday we reported that 89% of people responded that they believed there was a US government cover-up surrounding 9/11.

Later that same day the poll now indicated that 90 percent believe there was a cover-up.

The information of government prior knowledge and involvement in the September 11th attacks is extensive - please visit our archive.

Please scroll down below the cnn poll information to read more about the September 11th
http://www.infowars.com/articles/sept11/cnn_poll2.htm

A look at Conspiracy Theories Surrounding 9/11

ANDERSON COOPER 360 DEGREES

COOPER: And the sun is setting here in Los Angeles. Welcome back.
Tonight we want to look very closely at a conspiracy theory that is exploding on the Internet and on the airwaves. A California millionaire has spent a lot of money running TV ads, suggesting that we don't really know the full facts of what happened on 9/11. Why World Trade Center building number 7 collapsed even though it wasn't hit by a plane.

Why the hole in the Pentagon was so small.

In a moment you will meet the man behind the ads, an investigators who says there are answers to all those questions.

But first here's Deborah Feyerick with a look at the ads, and the allegations.
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0411/10/acd.01.html

UL Lab Director Speaks Out on WTC Study

"The buildings should have easily withstood the thermal stress caused by pools of burning jet fuel."

The following letter, questioning the common theory that fuel fires caused the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, was sent yesterday by Kevin Ryan to Frank Gayle of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Ryan directs Environmental Health Laboratories and is one of 23 directors at its parent company, Underwriters Laboratories. UL, the product-compliance and testing giant, certified the steel components used in the construction of the World Trade Center towers.

Statements that the Twin Towers collapsed because fires weakened steel beams certified by UL are obviously of concern to the company.

For more than two years, a team headed by Gayle at the U.S. government agency NIST has been studying how the trade center was built and why it fell. A draft of its final report is due in January. A copy of Ryan's letter was received last night in an e-mail to David Ray Griffin, author of the New Pearl Harbor, and Catherine Austin Fitts of the 911Truth.org board.

Griffin asked for and received permission to forward it for Web distribution. 911Truth.org called Ryan's office several times today. In one of the follow-up calls, we received assurances from UL operators that Ryan was aware of our efforts to determine whether the letter was genuine. He later called back and confirmed his authorship. Ryan raises disturbing questions, pointing out that the steel in the towers tested up to its certified standard (i.e., it should have easily withstood the fuel fires without buckling).

A chemist by profession, Ryan said he took this unusual step in the hope of receiving a public response from Gayle. Given how the aftermath of September 11 has changed the world, Ryan said, everyone needs to know the full truth of what really happened on that day.

He added that he considers Gayle to be a good scientist and an honest person.
http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20041112144051451

From Wing TV:

THE ULTIMATE 9-11 COLLECTION (on CD-ROM)

Daniel Hopsicker, Author: Welcome to Terrorland

Jim Marrs, Author: Inside Job

David Ray Griffin, Author: The New Pearl Harbor

Dave Von Kleist, Producer: In Plane Site

Phil Jayhan, Creator: LetsRoll911.org

Russ Wittenberg, Commercial Airline Pilot

Eric Hufschmid, Author: Painful Deceptions

George Humphrey, Video: 9-11 The Great Illusion

Jerry Russell, Website: 911-strike.com

John Kaminski, Author: The Perfect Enemy

Tom Flocco, Website: TomFlocco.com

Michael Elliott, Author: Secret Evidence

Anthony Hilder, Author: 9-11 The Greatest Lie Ever Sold

Christopher Bollyn, Writer: American Free Press
And more........
http://69.28.73.17/video.html

Staged Fascist Government Terror Psyops Inc Update

Micronuclear Devices Used in OKC Bombing: Explosives Placed by FBI, ATF

"There were micronuclear bombs placed on support pillars in the walls of the Federal Building, by special units of the ATF and FBI."

"Doc, what happened in Oklahoma City wasn't caused by ammonium nitrate bomb in the small truck they say was parked by the building."

"What are you saying?", I snapped back.

"See this rash, it was caused by radiation. We broke three radiation detectors there. See, we were the same team that was sent to Riyad, Saudi Arabia and the bomb only blew the windows into the building. We estimated the explosion was by our calculations to be seven times more ammonium nitrate in that truck bomb. The whole front of the building was sheared off doc in Oklahoma; cleanest controlled detonation our munitions expert forensic team has seen ever. "

"What!!", I blurted.

"Yeah, we were examining the building site under Wakenhut armed guard, and told not to take any radioactive debris off the site, or they were ordered to shoot on site to kill.

All our bags were searched and put through a detector, to make sure we didn't take any off site, or away from the place where they burried and concrete capped all the debris, again under armed Wakenhut guard."

"You are telling me that the building was exploded with a nuclear device?", I said.

Shaking with a now very pale and distant face, he grunted, "Yeah!".

"Oh my God!, and how did this happen?", I inquired.

"There were micronuclear bombs placed on support pillars in the walls of the Federal Building, by special units of the ATF and FBI. They were paged out not to enter the building on the morning of the detonation, and the Federal Judge was warned to cancel court that day.

We removed to undetonated softball sized micronuclear bombs, and one C4 pineapple bomb, attached to the pillars of the remaining building."
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/september2004/
080904okcbombing.htm

New World Order Science and Technology Update

A better way: A technique called immunocontraception, using the body's immune system to cause temporary infertility, could give men more contraceptive options

Monkeys Vaccinated against Fatherhood

Immunization may work as male contraceptive

A new vaccine has been created that makes male monkeys temporarily infertile and could be developed into a male contraceptive.

Researcher Michael O'Rand of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues say that the approach, called immunocontraception, offers an alternative to other forms of contraception, such as those that interfere with hormone levels.

"This study demonstrates that effective and reversible male immunocontraception is an attainable goal," the researchers write. "This method of immunocontraception may be extended to humans." Immunocontraception uses the body's immune system to cause infertility.

Previously, researchers have used a slightly altered form of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) for immunocontraception in men.

GnRH is a hormone required for sperm production.
http://www.betterhumans.com/News/news.aspx?
articleID=2004-11-11-3

Brain-boosting "cosmetic neurology" on the horizon

In the future, reality shows may have names such as "Extreme Makeover: Brain Edition" or "Sharp Eye for the Dumb Guy." At the beginning of each episode, viewers could learn about one hapless soul's lifelong struggles with algebra and another's desire to stop being a worrywart. By the end of the hour, the transformed contestants would be winning chess matches and prancing carefree through fields of daisies.

Don't check the TV listings yet, but the idea is not all fantasy. Some neurologists recently have wondered whether their field is the next frontier in elective medicine. The specialty now tries to protect ailing brains from conditions such as Parkinson's disease or migraine headaches. But doctors' efforts one day may extend to normal brains. "This is coming, and we need to know it's coming," said Dr. Anjan Chatterjee of the University of Pennsylvania.

There's even a name for the field: cosmetic neurology.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/
2002083773_brain06.html

Coming Soon: Designer Babies?

Embryo screening for genes that cause disease is already happening. How far will it go?

Is the age of "designer babies" looming closer? In Britain, four couples have won approval for embryo screening for cancer genes. Some consider it a controversial case. All the couples are affected by an inherited form of aggressive colon cancer and are getting in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments to get pregnant. The couples appealed to the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority -- which governs embryo screening in Britain -- to allow them to select an embryo without the cancer gene. They have won that right. Now, their child and future generations are unlikely to have the cancer gene. Could this happen in the U.S.? Are we on a slippery slope leading toward designer babies with "basketball star" genes, green eyes, or curly hair?

To find out, WebMD spoke with a few experts
http://my.webmd.com/content/article/96/103766.htm

How Do IVF Babies Turn Out?

Fertility specialists confront disturbing evidence.

"Would you like a free sample?" said the sales rep from Cryogenic Laboratories, handing out a white plastic pen, unremarkable except for the fact that it was shaped like a sperm.

It was a freebie that could only be considered normal here, at the annual convention of fertility doctors, held last month in Philadelphia by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. In another booth the fertility clinic Genetics and IVF Institute was advertising its patented sex-selection technology by serving pink-and-blue M&Ms in paper urine-specimen cups, while an enterprise called XYandMe.com was peddling its new line of where-you-came-from-IVF-children's-books by giving out test tubes filled with mints.

Urologists and reproductive endocrinologists wandered from booth to booth, snacking on egg-shaped chocolates and eying the latest in hormone-delivery systems, embryo-transfer catheters, and terrifyingly long uterine surgery scissors. It was an impressive display of 21st-century baby-making technology and 21st-century baby-making commerce—and a far cry from 1981, when a doctor named Howard Jones stood in a small IVF clinic in Norfolk, Va., anticipating the birth of the first U.S. child conceived through in vitro fertilization.

As recounted by Robin Marantz Henig in her book Pandora's Baby, Jones had two different commentaries prepared that day, one to read if the child emerged tragically deformed, the other ready if (as turned out to be the case) she emerged looking OK. At that time, nobody involved in this nascent science had any idea, really, how IVF babies were going to turn out. The striking news from this year's conference is that, gleaming displays notwithstanding, they still basically don't.

IVF is now sought by women suffering from everything from polycystic ovaries to aging egg reserves, not to mention an equally large cohort of infertile men, as well as cancer patients, single parents, and gay and lesbian partners.
http://slate.msn.com/id/2109131/

The X-change: Improved Humans?

Stem cell research, designer babies and genetic profiling. Discuss the latest issues in the world of genetics and other hot news stories with a panel including Professor Steve Jones of University College London. This event is being held at the Dana Centre in London. The Dana Centre is a stylish, purpose-built venue appealing to adults. It is a place for adults to take part in exciting, informative and innovative debates about contemporary science, technology and culture.

This event is free but places must be booked by calling 020 7019 4940 or emailing events@the-ba.net.
http://www.betterhumans.com/Resources/
Events_Calendar/event.aspx?eventID=2004-11-09-1

Bad medicine?

Previously thought to help prevent some diseases, vitamin E at high doses has now been linked with an increased risk of death

Pharma-Cartel Fear Mongering Update

Vitamin E Can Be Deadly Doses in many supplements on the market linked with an increased risk of death

Daily vitamin E doses exceeding 200 international units (IU) may do more harm than good. In past studies, vitamin E supplements have been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer. However, other studies have suggested that high doses could be harmful. Vitamin E is considered an antioxidant and is thought to play a role in encouraging skin to heal and regenerate. Faced with conflicting information on the vitamin's benefits and risks, US researchers from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland set out to determine if there was a dose-dependent response. "Increasing doses of vitamin E were linked to an increase in death," says study lead author Edgar Miller.

Miller and colleagues examined different doses and risk of death from any cause by studying death rates published in clinical trials comparing vitamin E supplementation to placebo.

The study included findings from 14 studies from 1993 to 2004.
http://www.betterhumans.com/News/news.aspx?
articleID=2004-11-10-3

Citizens Resisting Tyranny, War, Crime and Corruption

City decides against fluoridation of water

After months of heated debate, Clarksdale leaders decided not to fluoridate the city's water supply. Led by Ward 3 Commissioner Buster Moton, the mayor and his board voted unanimously to strike down the motion. "It seemed like the board was dragging along something," Moton said. "It didn't really need to be dragged along. To put fluoride in the water is unneccesary." Moton said he decided he should do something after seeing resident response. At that meeting, Rudolph Massey presented his case against fluoridation.

"Fluoride is a poison," he said. "They would be medicating people against their will through the public water supply. That's unconstitutional." "If they can put fluoride in the water, they can take anything they want and put it in there," he said. "Do you want to drink aspirin or antibiotics?" It is well agreed that fluoride is useful in a topical solution, like in toothpaste. However, Massey argues that even that can be harmful. "The tube of toothpaste says not to use too much when brushing your teeth, especially swallowing it," he said. "That is especially true with young children." The measure has a history of failure. For the past 26 years, the city has tried to fluoridate the water through a referendum of the people. "Each time it failed miserably," Massey said. "It was like a snake. You can stomp a snake in the head and think it's dead, but it just keeps on reviving. I think the board did the right thing in all respects."

Ralph Simpson presented a grievance on behalf of two city hall employees of surveillance cameras in their office.

Simpson said the cameras were hidden and were discriminatory.
http://www.fluoridealert.org/news/2093.html

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