Archive for June, 2007

DEBKA EXCLUSIVE REPORT

June 16, 2007

DEBKAfile


DEBKAfile Exclusive: Hamas – and its Syrian and Iranian sponsors – capture priceless Palestinian Authority intelligence archives in Gaza putsch

June 15, 2007, 8:48 PM (GMT+02:00)

   
 

The Fatah-led general intelligence and security services caved in too fast to shred, wipe or burn documents, computer disks and archives. The entire collection fell into Hamas’ hands when they seized Palestinian Preventive Intelligence HQ at Tel Awa (henceforth Tel al-Islam) and the Palestinian General Intelligence center near Gaza port.

DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources say: Never before has a bonanza of Western intelligence secrets on this scale ever reached an implacably hostile Islamist terrorist gang. The US, British and Israeli intelligence services may have suffered their greatest debacle in the war on Islamist terror. It will take them many years to recover.

Hamas has taken possession of hundreds of thousands of documents cataloguing the clandestine operations of Western intelligence services in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and the oil emirates. It is now the owner of complete archives of Palestinian undercover links with foreign intelligence services going back decades, with names of spies, political collaborators and double agents. The documentation covers the secret ties Palestinian intelligence maintained from the 1970s, when Yasser Arafat was based in Lebanon, with the Americans, the British, the French, the Israelis and many others.

Most intelligence experts say Israel should have bombed the two buildings and destroyed their contents rather than letting them fall into the hands of an organization and country dedicated to its eclipse.

For Hamas, this booty is priceless – and not only as the repository of bombs for planting under Mahmoud Abbas and his cohorts. The Palestinian group’s Syrian and Iranian sponsors will pay a king’s ransom for this unique collection of explosive secrets hidden by many a Western intelligence agency and government. Damascus and Tehran will be hugely empowered with the means to stay a jump ahead of American moves in the region and tools to sabotage US policies at any time. They will have a store of national secrets and compromising information to hold over the heads of Western leaders and officials, lists of undercover agents, and records of covert operations carried out by the Israeli Mossad, Shin Bet and Military Intelligence, CIA, British MI6 and other Western agencies. Iran, Syria and Hamas will know the names of politicians, including Israelis, who worked secretly with Palestinians and their shady deals.

One intelligence expert said that the Gaza hoard left in enemy hands by Abbas and Mohammed Dahlan are the crown jewels compared with the Saddam Hussein’s intelligence archives.

In the Palestinian security service building, Hamas found computer hard disks covering years of undercover activity and a complete set of sophisticated wiretapping and surveillance equipment and sensors which the CIA and MI6 gave Mahmoud Abbas and his forces. It was all in perfect condition ready to switch on.

After the Nazi regime was defeated at the end of World War II and Eastern Germany fell in the 1990s, there were officials willing to make a desperate effort to destroy or hide their intelligence treasure. Palestinian intelligence officers did not burn a single page.

 

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ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

 

LOU DOBBS TOP FIVE LIST

 

Lou’s Top 5 List

Top 5 Dumbest Things in the Immigration Bill

5) Taxpayers will pay for the immigration lawyers for illegal aliens if working in agriculture.

4) Illegal aliens would be given legal status just one day after their application is filed even if a background check is not completed.

3) Gang members are eligible for amnesty if they renounce their gang status.

2) Borders do not have to be secure before the amnesty program begins.

1) $2,600,000,000,000 — That is the cost the Heritage Foundation estimates to cover the retirement benefits of 12,000,000 illegal aliens if this amnesty bill becomes law.

 

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ATTENTION GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA

June 15, 2007

Compromisers On Capitol Hill

Reviving Brady Expansion Again


— Your hard work in bottling up this bill is about to be

undone

Gun Owners of America
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102
Springfield, VA 22151
(703)321-8585

“[The] more vociferous rival, Gun Owners of America,… has long opposed McCarthy’s background-check bill.” — The Washington Post, June 9, 2007


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

While the entire nation was focused on the immigration bill the past couple of weeks, the gremlins on Capitol Hill were finalizing a “compromise” on gun control legislation.

The good news is that your tremendous outpouring of opposition to Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s Brady enhancement (HR 297) has sent a strong signal to Capitol Hill that this bill is unacceptable as written. The bad news is that there are some seemingly pro-gun Congressmen who are driven to get anything passed, just so they can say they did something about Virginia Tech.

So what’s going on?

On Saturday, The Washington Post reported [ see http://tinyurl.com/23cgqn ] that both the Democrats and the NRA leadership had reached a “deal” on legislation similar to the McCarthy bill. This “deal” involves a new bill that has been introduced by Rep. McCarthy (HR 2640) — a bill that has not yet been posted on the Thomas legislative service. While all the legislative particulars are not yet available, one thing is clear: it is, as reported by the Post, a deal with Democrats. And it involves legislation introduced by the most anti-gun member of the House, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY).

The Post says that, under the new language, the federal government would pay (that is, spend taxpayers’ money) to help the states send more names of individual Americans to the FBI for inclusion in the background check system. If a state fails to do this, then the feds could cut various law enforcement grants to that state. In essence, this is a restatement of what the original McCarthy bill does. The states will be bribed (again, with your money) to send more names, many of them innocent gun owners, to the FBI in West Virginia — and perhaps lots of other personal information on you as well.

Under the terms of this compromise, the Post says, “individuals with minor infractions in their pasts could petition their states to have their names removed from the federal database, and about 83,000 military veterans, put into the system by the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2000 for alleged mental health reasons, would have a chance to clean their records.”

Oh really? The Brady law already contains a procedure for cleaning up records. But it hasn’t worked for the 83,000 veterans that are currently prohibited from buying guns. Gun Owners of America is aware of many people who have tried to invoke this procedure in the Brady Law, only to get the run around — and a form letter — from the FBI. The simple truth is that the FBI and the BATFE think the 83,000 veterans, and many other law-abiding Americans, should be in the NICS system.

After all, that’s what federal regulations decree. Unless these regs are changed, Congress can create as many redundant procedures for cleaning up these records as it wants, but the bottom line is, there is nothing that will force the FBI to scrub gun owners’ name from the NICS system.

Not only that, there is a Schumer amendment in federal law which prevents the BATFE from restoring the rights of individuals who are barred from purchasing firearms. If that amendment is not repealed, then it doesn’t matter if your state stops sending your name for inclusion in the FBI’s NICS system… you are still going to be a disqualified purchaser when you try to buy a gun.

Moreover, will gun owners who are currently being denied the ability to purchase firearms — such as the military veterans who have suffered from post-traumatic stress — be recompensed in any way for their efforts to “clean their records”? They will, no doubt, have to spend thousands of dollars going to a shrink for a positive recommendation, for hiring lawyers to take their case to court, etc.

And this is not to mention the fact that this procedure turns our whole legal system on its head. Americans are presumed innocent until PROVEN guilty. But these brave souls, who risked their lives defending our country, were denied the right to bear arms because of a mental illness “loophole” in the law. Their names were added to the prohibited purchasers’ list in West Virginia without any due process, without any trial by jury… no, their names were just added by executive fiat. They were unilaterally, and unconstitutionally, added into the NICS system by the Clinton administration. And now the burden of proof is ON THEM to prove their innocence. Isn’t that backwards?

One wonders if these military veterans will be any more successful in getting back their gun rights than the gun owners in New Orleans who tried to get back their firearms which were confiscated in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. (Gun owners in the Big Easy have found it very difficult to prove their case and get their guns back, even though the courts have ruled that the police acted improperly in confiscating their firearms.) But isn’t that the problem when honest people are thrust into the position of PROVING their innocence to the government, rather than vice-versa.

The fact is, current federal law — combined with BATFE’s interpretations of that law — will make it very unlikely that any court will restore the Second Amendment rights of those 83,000 veterans.

Finally, the Post article also says the “federal government would be permanently barred from charging gun buyers or sellers a fee for their background checks.” Well, that sounds good, but GOA already won this battle in 1998 when we drafted and pushed the Smith amendment into law.

GOA had to overcome opposition from certain pro-gun groups to help Senator Bob Smith (R-NH) introduce and push his language as an amendment to an appropriations bill. The Smith amendment barred the FBI from taxing gun buyers, something which the Clinton administration was considering doing.

GOA won the vote in the Senate with a veto-proof majority and the Smith amendment has been law ever since. But now we’re being told that we need to swallow McCarthy’s poison pill so that the Smith amendment — which is currently law — will stay on the books. Huh?!

ACTION: Gun Owners of America is the only national pro-gun organization opposing the McCarthy bill, so it is imperative that you contact your representative immediately. Please take action today and spread the word about HR 2640! We need all the help we can get.

You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center to send your Representative a pre-written e-mail message. You can call your Representative at 202-225-3121, or you can call your Representative toll-free at 1-877-762-8762.

—– Pre-written letter —–

Dear Representative:

Gun Owners of America tells me there is a compromise brewing on McCarthy’s Brady expansion legislation — the recently introduced HR 2640. I want you to know that grassroots gun owners OPPOSE this bill.

All the compromises on the table continue to infringe upon the Second Amendment. Please understand that no new gun control whatsoever is acceptable… period.

If you want to know some language that gun owners would support, then consider this:

“The Brady Law shall be null and void unless, prior to six months following the date of enactment of this Act, every name of a veteran forwarded to the national instant criminal background check system by the Veterans Administration or the Department of Veterans Affairs be permanently removed from that system.”

Sincerely,

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A highly professional production from Jews for Preservation of Firearms Ownership, the DVD has outraged viewers who were not sympathetic to gun ownership and convinced them that BATFE has to go. Finally, America can see what this increasingly rogue agency is doing. The Gang could end the career of America’s Gestapo if enough people see it. Now available through Gun Owners Foundation at just $25.

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Please see http://www.gunowners.com/resource.htm to order either or both of these DVDs (and check out our ongoing book sale at the same time).

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Bush Sides With Mexican Killers Against U.S.
By Cliff Kincaid  |  June 12, 2007

There’s an old saying, “Don’t mess with Texas.” Well, Bush did.

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The State Department’s top legal adviser told international lawyers on June 6 that President Bush is so committed to the primacy of international law that he has taken his home state of Texas to court on behalf of a group of Mexican killers. The Mexicans had been sentenced to death for murdering U.S. citizens, including young children.

John B. Bellinger III, legal adviser to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, cited the case, Mexico v. United States of America, in trying to convince the attorneys that the administration is doing what it can to enforce international law in U.S. courts.

In the case, Bush has come down on the same side as the U.N.’s International Court of Justice (ICJ), which ruled 14-1 on behalf of Mexico against the U.S. The ICJ was headed at the time by a judge from communist China, who also ruled against the U.S.

Bellinger’s audience was gathered at The Hague, a city in the Netherlands which is home to over 100 international organizations, including the U.N.’s International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

Sworn in as the Legal Adviser to the Secretary of State on April 8, 2005, Bellinger is described by the State Department as “the principal adviser on all domestic and international law matters to the Department of State, the Foreign Service, and the diplomatic and consular posts abroad.”

The Bellinger speech, designed to convince the pro-U.N. globalists in attendance that Bush is really on their side, should have been big news. Not only did he praise Bush for coming down on the side of foreign killers of Americans, in a major court case with international implications, but he demonstrated how far the administration is prepared to go to impress the “international community.”

In a major disclosure, Bellinger said that Bush is currently seeking immediate Senate ratification of 35 different “treaty packages.” He said these include the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), a measure rejected by President Reagan and his U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick. Bellinger didn’t name any of the other “treaty packages” that the administration wants to push through. But a number of radical treaties are known to be pending before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, headed by Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Joseph Biden.

Once again, it appears that Bush wants to ignore the concerns of conservatives in order to work with liberal Democrats and advance a controversial legislative agenda.

International Law

“To put it simply,” Bellinger said, “our critics sometimes paint the United States as a country willing to duck or shrug off international obligations when they prove constraining or inconvenient. That picture is wrong. The United States does believe that international law matters. We help develop it, rely on it, abide by it, and–contrary to some impressions–it has an important role in our nation’s Constitution and domestic law.”

Bellinger’s extraordinary speech, coming at a time when Bush is under fire for failing to protect America from a Mexican invasion of illegal aliens, demonstrates how the President has been working on behalf of Mexican interests–in this case, convicted Mexican killers claiming their “rights” were violated under a treaty–against the interests of his own nation. When the implications of the Mexico v. United States case are widely known, it can only further harm the administration’s chances for an amnesty-for-illegal-aliens bill.

Conservatives have shown, through derailing the bill, that they are not content to play dumb or go to sleep when the issue involves American sovereignty.

Rights for Killers

Many Americans are not aware that the Mexico v. United States case, also known as the Avena decision, was decided against the U.S. by the U.N.’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) and that the Bush Justice Department sided with the ICJ. What’s more, the Bush Justice Department took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to force U.S. states to legally recognize the “rights” of Mexicans who kill Americans on U.S. soil. A decision from the Supreme Court is pending.

The case was taken to the ICJ by the government of Mexico on behalf of 51 of its citizens who had carried out these murders in the U.S. The argument advanced by Mexico on behalf of the killers was that they were not afforded a timely opportunity to meet with Mexican representatives in the U.S. known as consular officers. This was said to be required under the Vienna Convention.

Current figures show 124 foreign nationals on death row in the U.S. Fifty-five of those are from Mexico. Most of them are on death row in California or Texas.

Bellinger explained that “The cases covered by the ICJ judgment all involved heinous murders, including of young children. Some proceedings had gone on for many years, with the victims’ families patiently waiting while our state and then federal courts reviewed the outcome to ensure that it fully complied with our laws. Yet the ICJ judgment nonetheless required us to review these cases again to consider the unlikely possibility that the outcome would have been different if the defendant had been asked whether he wanted his consular officer notified of his arrest.”

The ICJ “ordered the United States to review the cases of 51 Mexican nationals convicted of capital crimes,” Bellinger told the audience. Citing U.S. sovereignty and the concerns of the victims’ families, the Bush Administration could have ignored the ICJ ruling. But Bush, “acting on the advice of the Secretary of State,” decided to “require each State involved to give the 51 convicts a new hearing,” he said. Hence, Bush sided with convicted killers from Mexico against the American victims and their families.

Presidential Power

How did the President do this? On February 28, 2005, Bush simply made a “determination” and assumed the power to tell the states what to do.

He declared, “I have determined, pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States, that the United States will discharge its international obligations under the decision of the International Court of Justice in the Case Concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America), 2004 I.C.J. 128 (Mar. 31), by having state courts give effect to the decision in accordance with general principles of comity in cases filed by the 51 Mexican nationals addressed in that decision.”

The Bush Justice Department argued that the president has the power to do whatever he wants to do. “In particular circumstances, the President may decide that the United States will not comply with an ICJ decision and direct a United States veto of any proposed Security Council enforcement measure,” it said. “Here, however, the President has determined that the foreign policy interests of the United States justify compliance with the ICJ’s decision.”

But Bush’s home state of Texas decided that Bush did not have that power.

Texas Says No

Bellinger acknowledged that “The first defendant to try to take advantage of the President’s decision was in the state of Texas, which objected to the President’s decision. In response, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that the President had no power to intervene in its affairs, even to obtain compliance with an order of the ICJ. This Administration has gone to the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse this decision. We expect a ruling from that Court this time next year.”

So here we have a case of the Bush Administration going to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to enforce compliance with an international court! And the case involves litigating against the President’s home state of Texas!

There’s an old saying, “Don’t mess with Texas.” Well, Bush did.

Bush Promotes New Treaties

Trying to impress his international audience, Bellinger declared that “international law binds us in our domestic system” and that the Bush Administration entered into 429 international agreements and treaties last year alone.

Bellinger bragged that “…I have a staff of 171 lawyers, who work every day to furnish advice on legal matters, domestic and international, and to promote the development of international law as a fundamental element of our foreign policy.”

According to Bellinger, “Our Constitution does not prescribe isolationism. To the contrary, it promotes our active participation in the development and enforcement of international law.”

This will be news to patriotic Americans.

Even in cases where the administration seems opposed to some new international institution, Bellinger made it clear that the opposition is only half-hearted.

For example, while Bush never sought ratification of the ICC, Bellinger said that “…over the past couple of years we have worked hard to demonstrate that we share the main goals and values of the Court.” He explained, “We did not oppose the Security Council’s referral of the Darfur situation to the ICC, and have expressed our willingness to consider assisting the ICC Prosecutor’s Darfur work should we receive an appropriate request. We supported the use of ICC facilities for the trial of Charles Taylor, which began this week here in The Hague. These steps reflect our desire to find practical ways to work with ICC supporters to advance our shared goals of promoting international criminal justice…”

Bellinger did not explain what would happen when the ICC decided to lodge charges against U.S. soldiers or officials over “war crimes” in Iraq or elsewhere.

New Global Warming Treaty

Anticipating Bush’s embrace at the G-8 meeting in Germany of a new and much-tougher global warming treaty, Bellinger said that the U.S. was pursuing “a host of climate-related measures, both domestically and internationally,” including “a new post-2012 framework on climate change.” Al Gore would have been proud.

In the only remarks that could please conservatives, Bellinger said that the Bush Administration would NOT pursue ratification of the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), a radical pro-abortion feminist measure. He said that “…we have not been persuaded that the binding international obligations contained in that treaty would add anything to the measures we take domestically.”

Considering that Bush is pushing UNCLOS–and dozens of other treaties–and that he sided with Mexico against his own country and his own state in the Avena case, the failure to push ratification of CEDAW may not be hailed as much of a victory by conservatives. Indeed, Bellinger seemed to be arguing that CEDAW was not necessary because U.S. domestic law was already as radical as the U.N. treaty and that the administration was perfectly happy with that state of affairs.

Bellinger closed his speech by saying, “The principles that The Hague symbolizes are ours too, and our common future rests on them.”

“GAZASTAN” FALLS TO “HAMAS”

June 14, 2007

Hamas: We’ll execute Fatah leaders

At least 10 dead as Hamas overruns Fatah’s Preventive Security headquarters, intelligence services building in Gaza. Official Hamas television broadcasts from inside building, displaying weapons ‘sent by Israel.’ Hamas gunmen: ‘This is the first step in the establishment of an Islamic state’



Hamas gunmen on Thursday afternoon captured the second of four major Fatah command centers in Gaza City, planting the group’s green flag on the roof of the intelligence services building. Earlier in the day Hamas seized control of the the Palestinian Preventive Security headquarters in Gaza, reportedly executing witnesses and several defeated Fatah members. At least 10 people were killed.

Meanwhile a large explosion rocked Gaza City as Fatah forces abandoned a security post and blew it up as they left, saying they would rather destory the post than leave it for Hamas.

 

Gaza Chaos
Abbas orders presidential guard to attack Hamas / Ali Waked and agencies

Gaza clashes continue in full force Thursday morning, as Hamas completes takeover of large parts of Strip. More than 80 Palestinians killed in past five days. Fatah begins arresting senior Hamas members; Palestinian president’s advisor says ‘Hamas is drunk with power, acting like Israel’

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Hamas took over vehicles and weapons in the Preventive Security compound, one of the Palestinian Authority’s enduring symbols in the Strip. Strongly identified with Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan, the organization has even cooperated with Israel in the past on security issues.Hamas’ official television station broadcasted reports from inside the compound, where senior Hamas members have been taken for questioning in the past.

Hamas TV also showcased a display of weapons seized from inside the building, as well as jeeps, mortar shells and bulletproof vests seized in the compound, which according to Hamas, were smuggled to Fatah by Israel and the Americans in the past few months through the border with Egypt.

Name changed, as well as mission

Hamas members held a prayer in the compound, which they referred to as the “heresy compound.” Hamas also changed the name of the neighborhood where the building is located from “Tel al-Hawa” to “Tel al-Islam.”

Hamas’ media outlets threatened to reach Fatah and the PA’s official radio and telelvision stations, and provided the names of senior Fatah officials they planned to execute. “We will reach you,” Hamas members told the Fatah leaders.

Meanwhile, the gunmen collected weapons and ammunitions from the Fatah members’ homes and from families affiliated with them.

Hamas members lead Preventive Security Service officers out of building (Photo: Al-Jazeera)

“This is the first step in the establishment of the Islamic state,” a Hamas member told Ynet from inside the Preventive Security Service building. “This is Islam’s victory, Allah’s victory, and we pray to Allah for brining us this victory.”

Hamas officials announced that the building would turn into a college for religion studies, and that the Sariya – the PA’s government office building – would turn into a large religious center.

Aides to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that he had given the first order to his elite presidential guard to strike back against Hamas rivals.

Displaying weapons (Photo: AFP)

Fatah launched a wave of arrests in the West Bank On Wednesday night, and has so far arrested 30 Hamas members. On Thursday afternoon, Abbas met with the PLO’s Executive Committee, which recommended that he disband the unity government and declare a state of emergency in Gaza.

The Palestinian president is also considering declaring the Gaza Strip a “rebelling district” and saying that the only legal and official rule in the Palestinian Authority was in Ramllah.

 

 

This would force Hamas to decide whether it wants to run the Strip on its own, with all the political and economic consequences. PA officials said that Hamas did in fact smuggle large sums of money into the Strip, but that they doubted whether these sums would be able to fund the Strip’s activity for more than a short period.

Hamas sources said that after taking over the Preventive Security Service building, they would move to Muntada and Ansar compounds, where Abbas’ office and the rest of the PA’s security headquarters are located, and would also take over the Palestinian television building.

Meanwhile, Fatah has begun broadcasting security instructions to the Palestinian security officers on television, calling on them not to surrender to Hamas. The television warned of a military coup and cautioned the Palestinians not to be lured in by the propaganda and the psychological war led by Hamas.

EVALUATION OF “IRAQ SURGE”

June 14, 2007

Iraq surge a failure, top

Democrats tell Bush

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Top US congressional Democrats bluntly told President George W. Bush Wednesday that his Iraq troop “surge” policy was a failure. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi challenged the president over Iraq by sending him a letter, ahead of a White House meeting later on Wednesday.”As many had forseen, the escalation has failed to produce the intended results,” the two leaders wrote.

“The increase in US forces has had little impact in curbing the violence or fostering political reconciliation.

“It has not enhanced Americas national security. The unsettling reality is that instances of violence against Iraqis remain high and attacks on US forces have increased.

“In fact, the last two months of the war were the deadliest to date for US troops.

The letter appeared to preview a fresh showdown over Iraq between anti-war Democrats and the president, just a few weeks after Bush forced his foes to strip troop withdrawal timelines from a 100 billion dollar emergency war budget.

It also came a few days after the US military mourned its 3,500th soldier killed in action in Iraq.

Pelosi and Reid told Bush in the letter that they planned to send him new legislation to “limit the US mission in Iraq, begin the phased redeployment of US forces, and bring the war to a responsible end.”

On Tuesday, Reid said that Senate Democrats would attach troop withdrawal deadlines to a Defense Department Authorization bill, due to be debated within weeks.

The next critical point in the showdown between Bush and Congress over Iraq is expected in September, when US commander in Iraq David Petraeus is due to report on progress in the strategy to “surge” up to 30,000 more US troops into the war-ravaged nation.

Even senior Republicans have said they expected the president will have little choice but to make adjustments in the Iraq strategy, once the report is made public.

BORDER PATROL AGENT SENT TO PRISON

June 13, 2007

 


WND Commentary


Another Border Patrol agent sent to prison


Posted: June 11, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern


Noe Aleman

Noe Aleman, a border patrol agent for 12 years in the El Paso sector of Texas, is headed to federal prison today, destined to join Border Patrol Agent Ignacio “Nacho” Ramos in solitary confinement at Yazoo City, Miss., both having been prosecuted by El Paso U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton.

He surrenders to the U.S. Marshal’s office at the U.S. District Court in El Paso at 2:00 pm local time today.

What was Aleman’s crime?

“I was prosecuted for trying to adopt the three daughters of my wife’s sister after their father died in Mexico,” Aleman said in a telephone interview. “My wife and I cannot have children and we already have an adopted Samoan child from Hawaii, Noe Aleman III, now age 18.”

But to read the statement from Sutton’s office, Aleman is a dangerous criminal who defrauded the United States by smuggling aliens, providing false testimony to the adoption court, and lying to federal authorities about the girls’ ages, whereabouts, and parentage.

“I’m just another victim in George Bush, Alberto Gonzales, and Johnny Sutton’s war against Border Patrol agents,” Aleman said in the telephone interview.

According to Aleman, Sutton’s prosecutors repeatedly lied, suggesting that Aleman had a sexual relationship with the girls, aged 12, 13, and 15 when the adoption procedures began 3 years ago, and that his purposes were prurient, not fatherly.

“Federal investigators questioned these minor girls without a lawyer present,” Aleman said. “We protested, but nothing we have said in this whole case has made any difference.”

“Sutton’s office decided my wife and I were criminals,” Aleman pleaded. “Our only offense was that we wanted to adopt my wife’s three nieces from Mexico and some forms were filled out incorrectly. How many illegal immigrants from Mexico bother to fill out any forms at all?”

Aleman argues that his problems with Sutton began with an incompetent immigration attorney made mistakes in listing the girls ages as 19, 20, and 21 in completing paperwork. Despite these mistakes, the attorney has refused to refund any of the $40,000 the Alemans paid in legal fees.

To pay legal fees, the Alemans were forced to deplete their life savings to pay criminal defense lawyers. Now, with Noe headed to prison, the family is at risk of losing their home.

Federal agents arrested Aleman on the spot when he showed up at the immigration office to correct visa mistakes, again attributable to the same immigration lawyer who had messed up the adoption papers.

Once criminal proceedings against Aleman began, the children were deported back to Mexico. Noe and Isabelle have not seen the girls for 2 years.

Today, Aleman is surrendering to federal authorities in El Paso to begin his prison sentence.

Judge Cardone, the same judge that presided at the Ramos and Compean trial, sentenced Aleman to serve six months.

Aleman is headed to Yazoo City, Miss., a medium-security prison where Ramos is today in solitary confinement.

At Yazoo City, Aleman’s fellow felons will see him as a sexual pervert law enforcement agent who smuggled minor girls into the U.S. to satisfy his lascivious purposes.

Isabel Aleman has reason to worry about her husband’s security at Yazoo.

WND broke the story that Ramos had been beaten in Yazoo Prison when the warden there placed him in the general prison population.

In six months, when Aleman is released from Yazoo City, he will spend six more months in home confinement. Judge Cardone further ordered that Aleman be placed under supervised release for a period of three years after completing his prison term.

“The Department of Justice and Johnny Sutton prosecuted me, and violated every aspect of not only our civil rights but also basic human rights for nothing more than a typo,” Aleman says in a statement on his website.

Aleman maintains that, “I was charged with smuggling my own legally adopted nieces. At the trial, the prosecution twisted everything. Nothing we wanted to say was allowed to come out as we meant it.”

No transcript is yet available of the Aleman trial, echoing another pattern of the Ramos-Compean trial where the transcript was not available for more than a year after the trial ended.

Aleman has charged that the government prosecutors in Sutton’s office themselves made false statements as they did in the Ramos-Compean trial, another parallel with the Ramos-Compean trial.

There prosecutor Deborah Kanof allowed the drug smuggler, Osvaldo Aldreta-Davila to claim he was a poor Mexican who only got involved in this one drug incident because he needed money after his Mexican commercial driver’s license expired preventing him from earning his living driving trucks.

This was despite proof which developed prior to trial that Davila was a repeat-offender, a professional drug smuggler who continued his illegal activity even after being protected with immunity by prosecutor Sutton.

WND reported that Department of Homeland Security and Drug Enforcement Administration investigative reports document that Davila was involved in bringing a second 750 pound load of marijuana across the border, while he had immunity granted by Sutton’s office to testify against Ramos and Compean.

When coming across the border with the now famous “second load,” Davila had in his possession a Department of Homeland Security border pass, that was topped off with the signature badge number of the investigating DHS officer.

At Kanof’s request, Cardone kept the information about Davila’s second load from the jury, sealing the record and threatening the Ramos and Compean families with subsequent prosecution if any family member, even the children, should say a single word to the press or the public about Davila’s second load incident.

WND has documented that Mary Stillman, defense attorney for agent Ramos, had not seen important DHS investigative reports on the case until they were published by WND after the trial.

“My wife is suffering emotionally,” Aleman explained in the telephone interview. “I try to tell her that I will only be gone for six months, but she tells me she doesn’t know how she is going to get by without me, knowing that I am in prison where my life could be at risk.”

While Sutton’s El Paso office has dedicated valuable prosecutorial resources to convicting Aleman, human trafficking across our border with Mexico continues to thrive as an organized criminal enterprise.

On Feb. 9, Gabriel Garcia, chief of the U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit told journalists that each year some 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States from 65 different countries.

According to Garcia, of the 1,100 people the Department of Homeland Security has certified since 2001 to be trafficking victims, the greatest numbers have come from Vietnam, Mexico, and El Salvador.

The State Department documents that Mexico’s greatest problem in human trafficking involves child sex tourism, with children trafficked from South America or from Mexico’s poorest rural regions to urban centers where they are sold to tourists for sexual exploitation.

The State Department 2006 report on human trafficking documents that organized criminal networks traffic women via Mexico into the United States’ illegal sex trade.

The Mexican women are often brought here under false pretenses, with the criminal cartels frequently misrepresenting to the women that they are going to the U.S. to work as housekeepers and domestic help. Once in the United States, the women are held captive in the U.S. and forced to work the sex trade, typically for the financial enrichment of the criminal cartel.

The State Department report on human trafficking neglects to list as a major risk that Border Patrol agents will attempt criminally to smuggle young female family members into the United States so they can adopt them, lying about their true intents and intentionally filling out false immigration statements.

Davila has subsequently obtained a U.S. attorney and is suing the U.S. Border Patrol for $5 million, while Ramos and Compean are in federal prison serving 11 and 12 year terms respectively for firing after the drug-smuggling Davila as he attempted to escape on foot, running for the border at the Rio Grande.

Aleman’s legally adopted daughters are today at an orphanage in Juarez, separated from their adopted parents and forbidden from returning to the United States for another 10 years.

“It’s hard to see what’s happened to me as justice,” Aleman argued over the phone. “I spent 12 years of my life on the border trying to prevent criminals and illegal aliens from entering the United States and now I find myself going to federal prison.”

“What crime did I commit?” Aleman asks. “There are organized criminals out there who bring hundreds of women and children into the U.S. for sexual exploitation. I’m not one of the bad guys. I’m one of the good guys who just wanted to adopt three kids who were already part of our family.”

The Aleman family has set up a defense site at their website.

SELLOUT OF YOUR COUNTRY

June 12, 2007

 


Bush to Push Immigration Bill at Capitol

 



Jun 12, 9:35 AM (ET)

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS


 

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush, wading deeper into an issue that bitterly divides his party, hopes a personal appeal to fellow Republicans at lunch Tuesday can save his immigration bill.

Bush scheduled a rare visit to the Capitol, seeking to change enough minds among GOP senators to salvage a top domestic priority. The measure, which legalizes up to 12 million unlawful immigrants and tightens border security, stalled last week in the face of broad Republican opposition.

“I think one of the things that we have to do is answer the skeptics, answer the doubters,” White House press secretary Tony Snow said Tuesday.

“We not only have a good sound bill, but it’s also one that a lot of conservatives, when they get a chance to look at it, will say OK,” he said on NBC’s “Today” show.

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Scott Stanzel, another White House spokesman, said Bush “will talk about the fact that immigration reform is too important to let this opportunity pass, and this is the best opportunity that we have had in decades to reform the broken immigration system.”

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., told CNN Tuesday that Bush “needs to help us write a better bill and not push a bill that so many of us cannot support.”

It’s the president’s latest and most overt attempt to sell Congress on the immigration overhaul, which was shaped by his views and drafted by an unlikely liberal-to-conservative coalition in close consultation with two Cabinet secretaries.

“I’ll see you at the bill signing,” Bush predicted Monday.

The measure exposes deep divisions among both parties, but it was Republicans who stood in its way last week when all but seven of them blocked a Democratic effort to put it on a fast track to passage.

Senate Democratic leaders have written Bush saying it is up to him to lean on Republicans to back the measure.

“It will take stronger leadership by you to ensure the opponents of the bill do not block its path forward,” the letter said. “Simply put, we need many more than seven Republicans” to support the bill.

Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he will bring up the measure again if Democrats can be assured of more Republican backing.

It’s unclear, though, how much influence Bush has among Republicans on immigration, given that it has sparked a backlash among some of the party’s core supporters, who see it as amnesty for people who sneaked into the country.

Appearing Tuesday on CBS’s “The Early Show,” Snow said, “I think what you’re going to find is that Senate Republicans are going to put together a package of amendments and present them to Democrats and say, ‘This what we want to debate.'”

“We seem to be getting some signals out of the majority leader that he’ll go ahead and make that debate possible, and therefore we feel pretty confident we’re going to get passage,” Snow said.

Said Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., a key sponsor of the bill: “I think the president understands that really is our last best hope. We have a system that cannot identify whether they (immigrants) are legally employed or not.”

“Unfortunately, neither the previous administraton nor this administration nor the Congress has done a good job of enforcing the border,” Kyl told CNN Tuesday. “The key is employee verification … and the system today we have is broken. It’s a joke. It cannot be enforced.”

Proponents of the bill gathered Monday evening to plot strategy for bringing it back. They were working to agree on a limited list of Republican-sought changes that could be considered before a final vote on the measure.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the minority leader, has said such a deal could allow the bill to go forward.

“There are a substantial number of Republican senators who believe that this bill would be an improvement over the current situation, over the status quo,” McConnell said.

John F. Kennedy Jr.

June 11, 2007

John F. Kennedy Jr.

Evidence Of A Cover up

John and Carolyn Kennedy

JFK Jr. – Why the official story is in doubt.

Let’s get something clear. The purpose of this article is not to suggest an alternative explanation for the crash of JFK Jr’s plane. The purpose of this article is to suggest that it is reasonable and prudent to examine all possibilities, not settle on the first explanation forced upon the public to the exclusion of all else.

Part 1. An Age Of Lies

We live in a time of very unpleasant realities. Truth has become such a valuable commodity that the government of the United States and the media have started (to put it politely) economizing it. Documented cases of media deception over the years have made it clear that the media lies to the public on important issues. As Richard Salent, Former President of CBS News has stated, media’s job is to feed the public what media thinks the public ought to know. Clearly, anything that happens that the media doesn’t think the public needs to know about will simply not be reported.

By way of example, let’s take a look at the JFK assassination. For years, the government and the media sang a uniform chorus of “lone assassin” and “Magic Bullet”, even though careful analysis showed that the media was using fraudulent photos to sell these claims. Finally, last year, trapped by his own handwritten notes uncovered in the National Archives, Warren Commission member Gerald Ford admitted that the Warren Report altered the official location of the entry wound on JFK’s back. While the admission was made to appear quite trivial in the media, a moment’s consideration reveals that this confession triggers some important consequences.

JFK had an entry wound down on his back, over by the shoulder blade. The photo of JFK’s shirt showed clearly where this entry wound was. Gerald Ford’s (and the Warren’s) official version placed the wound up by the base of the neck. The hole in the shirt was explained away by suggesting that the normally fastidious John Kennedy had allowed his shirt to come un-tucked and ride up his back under the suit coat sufficient to place the back of the shirt up around the neck. Now, however, the original source document showing the back wound to be right where the (properly tucked in) shirt indicated it was.

What does this mean? The theory of the lone assassin is based on the “Magic Bullet” theory, that one single bullet accounted for all of JFK’s wounds except the head wound, plus all the wounds on Texas Governor John Connelly. In order to work, the entry wound on JFK’s back had to be up at the base of the neck to line up with the purported exit wound in the front of the throat. If the entry wound wasn’t where the “Magic Bullet” theory requires it to be then there is no “Magic Bullet”. If there is no “Magic Bullet”, then there is no “lone assassin”.

But more to the point, even ahead of the implications for the “Magic Bullet” theory, the irrefutable fact is that the Warren Commission lied to the public about that back wound. Though they may try to explain it away as some bizarre attempt at historical “clarification”, the plain simple fact is that a wound lower in the back and out on the shoulder blade was reported to the public by the Warren Commission as being at the base of the neck.

The Warren Commission lied to the public about the location of that wound. There is no other way to put it. It cannot be candy-coated. It cannot be “spun”. It cannot be excused. The wound was in one place, but the public was told it was someplace else.

Just take a moment and think that through.

Once you accept that the Warren Report lied to the public, you’ll realize you knew it all along. After all, the last official government verdict, rendered by the House Select Committee on Assassinations, was that there had indeed been a conspiracy, and John Connelly went to his grave insisting he was not hit by the same gunshot that had hit John F. Kennedy. The Zapruder film bears him out, showing Connelly, after John Kennedy has clutched his throat, still holding his Stetson hat in the hand which was just moments later, struck by a bullet. A different bullet.

For those of you old enough to remember, recall how the media unabashedly signed onto this lie of a “magic bullet” and a “lone assassin”. The mainstream media, who purports to be the watchdog against government abuse on behalf of the American people, stood up to be counted with what may be the most monstrous lie told to the American people in the last half century. People tend to believe what they hear over and over again. And over and over again we heard the steady and unrelenting litany of “lone assassin”, “lone assassin”, “lone assassin”. It wasn’t news; it was a hypnotic sales pitch.

When Robert Kennedy was killed, yet again the people were told over and over again that it was a lone assassin. The government and the media spoke with a single voice of reassurance that nobody else had taken part in the assassination of Robert Kennedy. Yet it was clear from initial police reports that one other suspect did exist, a girl in a polka dot dress who was seen leading Sirhan around early in the evening, then running from the scene of the assassination. Probably few would have paid that much attention to her, since the investigation appeared not to be interested, until an official LAPD audio tape surfaced from the lie detector test of witness Sandy Serrano. Serrano was one of the witnesses who saw the woman in the Polka-dot dress leading Sirhan around prior to the shooting. Yet as can be heard on this tape, the police investigator is clearly trying o coerce Serrano into changing her story!

One more Kennedy death. One more cover-up.

In those innocent times, the American public was naïve, perhaps dangerously so. Americans never dreamed that our government and the media would lie to us all about something so important as the killing of our leaders. But, as history has shown, they did just that. We never dreamed that our nation’s future was being shaped, not by the ballot box, but by the hired assassins of secretive powerful individuals. Yet it was, and still is.

The Kennedy assassinations, coupled with that of Martin Luther King, plus the attempted assassination of George Wallace, brought an end to that naivete, as we watched the man who would have never been President but for all those convenient deaths walk into the White House on Inauguration day, 1969.

More than anyone else, with the possible exception of the current occupant of the White House, Richard Nixon destroyed the image of an honorable and law-abiding American President we had all been raised with, The lesson of his term in office was a simple one. Presidents do break the law. Presidents commit perjury and obstruction of justice. Presidents have things to hide.

Oddly enough, Richard Nixon was forced to resign because of the John F. Kennedy assassination. The break-in at the Watergate offices of the Democratic National Committee would have never become the issue to topple a President, but for the need to protect just WHY the crime had been committed. The Democrats had obtained photographs which showed Nixon “associate” E. Howard Hunt to be one of the tramps arrested and then released in Dealey Plaza. This is why Hunt led the break-in at the Watergate. He was protecting his own posterior.

Rather than risk exposure of a far worse scandal, Nixon resigned, turning over the White House to Gerald Ford, the Warren Commission member who last year admitted last year to altering the official location of JFK’s back wound.

From this linkage, it should be obvious that the various assassinations that dominate the political history of our nation are not the isolated events that the media and government would have us believe. They are, rather, high points on an ongoing continuum of intrigue and criminal enterprise that is the political reality.

Starting from the fact that you were lied to about the deaths of John and Robert Kennedy, take a moment to think back at just how many people had to sign onto those lies. Newscasters, police officers, investigators, and government officials, all had to take part, all DID take part.

That is an important lesson to keep in mind, that a lie to the public demands, and has little trouble obtaining, a vast number of people to help it along.

Part 2: The dishonesty of the media.

Asked to give a toast before the prestigious New York Press Club, John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff at the New York Times, made this candid confession [it’s worth noting that Swinton was called “The Dean of His Profession” by other newsmen, who admired him greatly]:

    " There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, as an
     independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you
     who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know
     beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for
     keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others
     of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who
     would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the
     streets looking for another job.

     If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper,
     before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of
     the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to
     vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell the country for his
     daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting
     an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men
     behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and
     we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the
     property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. "

From a very young age we are all raised in the belief that the media is supposed to keep an eye on the government, to watch out for wrongdoing. There is a carefully crafted illusion of an independent media, but it is illusion only. Since WW2, the Central Intelligence Agency has been running operation MOCKINGBIRD which places CIA assets in management positions of all the media. That the CIA wields a great deal of control over the media and what it tells the American people was revealed by the heavy handed actions taken in regards to covering up that portion of the Iran-Contra scandal that took place at the Mena, Arkansas airport. Following the killing of cocaine smuggler and Iran-Contra pilot Barry Seal, writers Roger Morris and Sally Denton uncovered documents proving that Seal had been working for the CIA. That information was written up as an article for the Washington Post, and had been cleared for publication by legal and fact checking when Managing Editor Bob Kaiser spiked the article without explanation. When writer Gary Webb wrote his series of article “Dark Alliance”, which accused the CIA of being the source of the cocaine that poured into Los Angeles in the 1980s, virtually every major newspaper, including the Los Angeles Times, united in their attack on his story. Less than one year later, the CIA’s Inspector General issued a report that admitted to the cocaine trafficking in connection with Iran-Contra. None of the newspapers that savaged Gary Webb ever bothered to apologize to him.

The few times the media has appeared to expose government wrongdoing has later been revealed in historical hindsight as one faction using the media against another faction. For those issues which all factions agree must be kept from the public, the media operates with total unanimity. As we saw in the photos from the Dec 14th, 1963 POST magazine, the media was committing outright fraud to sell the single bullet theory to the public. And, as we saw with regard to the cocaine smuggling by the CIA, the media not only ignores the story, but attacks anyone who dares touch the subject.

And again, these are not isolated incidents, but part of a continuum, as evidenced by the various scandals which have hit the major media involving the fraudulently manufactured Food Lion story, the phony Bosnian “Concentration Camp” photos, and the use of explosives to manufacture a story about unsafe side mounted gas tanks on GM trucks.

That our media is biased is clear. All the mainstream media championed the story that White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster committed suicide. CBS “60 Minutes” went out of their way to attack writer Chris Ruddy, who pointed out the evidence of cover-up (evidence which has now brought the FBI into Federal Court on charges of witness harassment and evidence tampering). A&E’s “Inside Investigations” explained away the lack of fingerprints on the smooth metal revolver Foster was found with by using a heavily textured semi-automatic pistol on their program, a deliberate fraud.

Speaking of CBS “60 Minutes”, the executive producer of that show, Don Hewitt, has admitted on video tape to editing his show’s segment on Gennifer Flowers to discredit her and help Bill Clinton, even though Gennifer Flowers had audio tapes which proved her story was true.

DON HEWITT (Executive Producer, "60 Minutes"):   And they came to us 
because they were in big trouble in New Hampshire.  They were about to 
lose right there and they needed some first aid.  They needed some 
bandaging.  What they needed was a paramedic.  So they came to us and 
we did it and that's what they wanted to do.  When I told Tim Russer 
that I was persona-non-grata at the White House, he said, "Why?"  I 
said, "The Gennifer Flowers interview."  He said, "You got him the 
nomination."  I said, "I know that."  As far as I know from the 
conversations I've had, Bernie Nussbaum knew that, Gergen knows that, 
Lloyd Cutler certainly knows it 'cause Lloyd had a hand in his coming 
on that night.  

You know it was strong medicine the way I edited it but he was a very 
sick candidate.  He needed very strong medicine, and I'm not in the 
business of doctoring candidates but he got up out of a sick bed that 
night and walked to the nomination and as I said to Mandy, "You know 
if I'ld edited it your way, you know where you'd be today?  You'd still 
be up in New Hampshire looking for the nomination."  He became the 
candidate that night.

Because of incidents like the above, plus others so numerous as to be beyond the scope of this document, it has become popular to refer to members of the media as “presstitutes”, in keeping with John Swinton’s quite honest assessment of his own profession.

It therefore follows that, since the presstitutes write or broadcast what they are told to write and broadcast, that all media presents to the public is what the owners and controllers of the media want you to think. They print it, you think it. They broadcast it, you think it. They print it, you think it. They broadcast it, you think it. People believe what they hear over and over again.

And over and over again, you are being lied to.

Part 3: The FBI and COINTELPRO – harassment of those who try to expose the lies.

The FBI has enjoyed, for much of it’s existance, a splendid public image. This is no accident. J. Edgar Hoover spent as much time polishing the image of the FBI as he did solving crimes, and the unofficial motto of the FBI remains, “Never embarrass the bureau”.

Hoover was obsessed with Hollywood, going back to his battles with Charlie Chaplin. Hoover personally supervised the filming of the Jimmy Stewert movie, “The FBI Story”, and FBI documents show that the FBI not only kept watch on celebrities, but kept an eye on movies that might be considering showing the FBI in a poor light. So concerned with the FBI’s [public image was Hoover that he even used bureau assets to track rumors of his gay lifestyle.

But that’s just the FBI’s public image. The reality is quite something else.

It is inevitable that when a government lies to the people, sooner or later the liars need to have in place a mechanism to suppress anyone who might wish to expose the lies, the first amendment be damned.

Fullfilling that role is the FBI and it’s COINTELPRO program, the harsh reality behind the polished public image.

Originally started back in the 60s to sabotage opposition to the war in Vietnam, the FBI’s COINTELRO operation was exposed in the 70s and led to Congressional Hearings. In those hearings, it became obvious that rather than fighting crime, the FBI had been engaged in criminal actions of its own and for no other purpose than to silence anyone who spoke out against the government’s policies, and especially those who challenged the official view of events.

One of the tools most used by the FBI was to sabotage public support for dissident views by planting false information, either through informants, the complicit media, or undercover informants which operated on every college campus (and still do to this day).

One of the most infamous smear jobs involved the “Black Panther Coloring Book”. The Black Panthers were originally formed to address two issues. They wanted to make sure that kids in the ghettos were getting breakfasts, and they were concerned with the curriculum in the public schools and wanted local control of education (an issue that many today can easily identify with). And, of course, they wanted the government to respect their Constitutional rights.

Needless to say, the Federal government did not like either the idea of giving up control of the public school curriculum, nor of having to respect anyone’s Constitutional rights.

The FBI then printed up the coloring book shown at the above link and distributed it far and wide. That it was mailed primarily to white households should have been the tip-off, but again, people didn’t believe that the government of the United States engaged in such despicable behaviors, and that belief kept the people blind. The mainstream media then proceeded to tell the public that the coloring books were being given out to black children at those free breakfasts, and forever after, the Black Panthers were portrayed by the media as dangerous fanatics intending to kill white people. Needless to say, all support for local control of the curriculum vanished.

Yet another infamous FBI trick was the smearing of actress Jean Seberg, who at a time when the Black Panthers were under attack by the media and the FBI, openly supported them on the issues of civil rights. Because of her fame as a film star, Jean Seberg drew a lot of public attention to the real issues the Black Panthers were working for, so the FBI set out to destroy her.

The SAIC Los Angeles wrote a memo to FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. Page one of the memo requested permission to plant a false story to destroy Jean Seberg’s public image. Page two of the memo contained assurances that the smearing would never be traced back to the FBI, clear evidence that the Los Angeles office knew it was acting in an unethical manner.

Permission was granted by Washington D.C. with the suggestion that the smear be delayed until Jean’s pregnancy was much more obvious. He phony letters were sent, and the story broken by Los Angles Times gossip columnist Joyce Haber. NEWSWEEK picked up the story, and it was soon world wide. All this at a time when inter-racial sex, let alone an inter-racial adulterous affair, was a career-wrecking scandal. The emotional shock of the smear drove Jean Seberg into miscarriage. The funeral for the baby was help with an open coffin, so the lie stood revealed in it’s most tragic and pathetic form. Soon after, Jean eberg committed suicide. Because Jean Seberg’s husband was a French Diplomat, the scandal became an international incident that ended only when the FBI was forced to make a public apology for it’s action (one of very few times it has done so).

This is the harsh reality behind the glitzy and quite phony façade of the FBI. As whistleblower Frank Whitehurst has pointed out, and as the lawsuit against the FBI for witness harassment and evidence tampering in the Vincent Foster case underscores, the FBI is not always interested in what is true, but only in what is expedient.

The FBI is in the business of planting false information for the express purpose of deceiving the public.

Part 4: The NTSB and TWA 800

Perhaps no stronger indication exists of the culture of deception that permeates our government than the deplorable behavior of the NTSB in the aftermath of the crash of TWA 800.

The evidence that TWA 800 was victim to something other than a mysterious fuel tank explosion could fill a website (several, actually) but for our purposes, we will focus on one issue only, that of the strange red residue found on three rows of seats in the reconstructed wreckage.

In the NTSB’s report, specifically the Fire & Explosions report written by Merritt Birky, the NTSB claims that the red residue, thought by many to be the combustion products of a solid fuel rocket motor, was the 3M contact cement used in the manufacture of the seats. The NTSB went further, claiming that lab tests conducted by NASA scientist Dr. Charles Bassett had linked the red residue to the seat glue.

But that is not what Dr. Bassett found. In a sworn declaration entered as evidence in a court case Dr. Bassett makes it clear that his tests did not and could not link the red residue to seat glue. More telling, deliberate attempts by him to coerce the normally pale green contact cement into assuming the reddish color of the residue all failed.

The NTSB lied to the public when they claimed Dr. Bassett’s lab tests linked the red residue to seat glue. R. Bassett’s tests did nothing of the kind.

The NTSB lied.

What the red residue actually is, is a subject for another monograph. The key point to be made here is that the National Transportation Safety Board willfully and knowingly lied to the public about an air crash.

The NTSB lied.

Keep that in mind.

Part 5: The crash of John F. Kennedy Jr’s aircraft and the indications of a cover-up.

Having established that the government and the media have a prior (and quite deplorable) record of deliberate lies to the public, let us look at how the official story of the crash of John F. Kennedy Jr’s plane evolved, and why it is suspect.

As first reported by United Press International, John F. Kennedy Jr. on approach to Martha’s Vineyard in 8 mile visibility, was in radio contact with the ground, calmly informing them of his intentions to drop off a passenger before proceeding to Hyannis airport. Then, according to ABC News, JFK Jr’s plane went into a steep dive, and crashed.

However, even before the wreckage was found, the story being put out in the media began to change. Gone was the previously reported radio conversation a calm JFK Jr. had with ground personnel just before the plane fell out of the sky, replaced by a declaration from the NTSB that JFK Jr. had not used his radio at all as he approached Martha’s Vineyard. Gone also was the originally reported 8 mile visibility while the media began to hammer home the claim that Martha’s Vineyard had been totally blanketed with a haze so heavy that pilots in the air would have been blind.

No sooner were the various stories put out but they quickly fell apart.

Here are some examples.

PROPAGANDA: JFK Jr. was lost.
FACT: When JFK Jr. radioed controllers on the Cape (as reported on Boston TV News) to announce his approach to Martha’s Vineyard, radar showed him to be just where he stated he was and at the correct altitude for the approach.

PROPAGANDA: JK Jr. was in “over his head”.
FACT: JFK Jr’s conversational tone on the radio reveals that he was calm. He was not disoriented. He didn’t ask for directions. He didn’t indicate he had any problem at all. He clearly was confident he was going to find the airport and land.

PROPAGANDA: JFK Jr. stalled the plane.
FACT: The radar track shows that he was well above stall speed.

PROPAGANDA: JFK Jr. went into a steep turn and lost hi horizon.
FACT: There is no reason for JFK Jr. to have been in any turn at all at that point on the flight path leading into the airport. He was already lined up with the main runway at Martha’s Vineyard airport.

PROPAGANDA: JFK Jr. didn’t know his altitude and simply “flew into the ocean”.
FACT: The radar track shows him flying at the proper altitude, then (as ABC News put it) “falling out of the sky”.

PROPAGANDA: JFK Jr. lost his instruments, and that is why he could not handle the dark and hazy (?) conditions
FACT: The fact that the radar was getting good data from his encoding altimeter proves his instruments were operating.

PROPAGANDA: JFK Jr. would have lost his artificial horizon if the vacuum pump failed in the aircraft.
FACT: MSNBC is the only media outlet to have tried to hype this one, using a self-proclaimed “aviation expert”. His claim is also false, as there is a backup vacuum system in the pitot assembly of that aircraft.

PROPAGANDA JFK Jr. was a reckless pilot.
FACT: This claim was planted everywhere in the media, always attributed to an “unnamed source”. One reporter, Cindy Adams at the New York Post, later had cause to suspect she had been lied to. So did Andrew Goldman at the New York Observer. Interviews with individuals directly familier with JFK Jr’s flying ability shown on Inside Edition confirmed that he was a highly skilled and careful pilot.

PROPAGANDA JFK Jr’s wife was afraid to fly with him.
FACT: Again a story attributed to “unnamed sources”, and again debunked by the interviews shown on Inside Edition. JFK Jr’s wife had no problem flying with JFK Jr. and flew with him often.

PROPAGANDA JFK Jr. had only 40 hours experience.
FACT: He had 40 hours in that one aircraft. His total experience was about 300 hours, more than enough to qualify him for a commercial pilot’s license. According to FAA statistics, 300 hours made him a more careful and safer pilot than one with 1000 hours, who is more complacent.

PROPAGANDA The weather was very hazy.
FACT: The FAA issued VFR weather conditions that night, and the weather report (mentioned in the UPI story) called for 8 mile visibility. One witness on shore reported that there was very little haze and that standing on the shore, he could see airplanes out over the ocean on approach to the island, proof that airplanes on the approach could see the shore. This claim is backed up not only by the weather report of 8 mile visibility, but by a weather radar image taken at about the time of the crash. This radar image is showing haze and fog along New York and Long Island (if this radar image were of clouds, the FAA would not have declared VFR flying conditions that night) but none at all at Martha’s Vineyard. ON the morning after the crash, CNN reported that weather could be ruled out as a factor in the crash!

PROPAGANDA: Martha’s Vineyard is very dark and won’t show through the haze.
FACT: That may have been true only a few months ago. However, as evidenced by a Letter to the Editor of the Martha’s Vineyard Times just days after the JFK Jr. crash, new lights installed on the island, lights that point up in the sky, are so bright they are drawing complaints from island residents.

That the Kennedy family has been the target of political assassination is a part of the American political landscape. It’s a given.

That cover-ups surrounded the deaths of Kennedys is also a given.

That our government lies to us, with the media’s help, is a given.

There is good cause to assume we are being lied to yet again.

LEVITICUS CHAPTER 26, VERSE 19

June 10, 2007
יט  וְשָׁבַרְתִּי, אֶת-גְּאוֹן עֻזְּכֶם; וְנָתַתִּי אֶת-שְׁמֵיכֶם כַּבַּרְזֶל, וְאֶת-אַרְצְכֶם כַּנְּחֻשָׁה. 19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass.
כ  וְתַם לָרִיק, כֹּחֲכֶם; וְלֹא-תִתֵּן אַרְצְכֶם, אֶת-יְבוּלָהּ, וְעֵץ הָאָרֶץ, לֹא יִתֵּן פִּרְיוֹ. 20 And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield her produce, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruit.

“GONZALES” – TIME TO RESIGN ??

June 9, 2007

No-Confidence Resolution

GONZALES

on Gonzales Is Scheduled

 

 

 

 

Published: June 9, 2007

WASHINGTON, June 8 — Senate Democrats said Friday that they intended to bring a no-confidence resolution against Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales to a vote on Monday, a symbolic maneuver that could be their final effort to force his ouster.

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Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, in Mexico on Friday.

Democrats privately acknowledged that the nonbinding measure appeared to have little chance of passage, largely because they are unlikely to marshal the 60 supporters they need to limit debate and bring the resolution itself to a vote.

The debate, Democrats said, will at least bring the discussion of Mr. Gonzales’s performance to the Senate floor, after months of Congressional investigation into last year’s dismissals of federal prosecutors.

“Just about everyone in America, with the exception of the president, believes Alberto Gonzales should not remain attorney general,” Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said Friday. “We are going to use everything we can to persuade him.”

Mr. Gonzales has shown no sign that he is likely to step aside in response to an outpouring of criticism of his performance from lawmakers, including some Republicans. He has spoken of his plans to serve until the end of President Bush’s second term and Mr. Bush himself repeatedly has expressed confidence in Mr. Gonzales.

The White House and Republican leaders called the no-confidence resolution a political stunt, and they made a point of noting that the measure is being pushed by Mr. Schumer, a member of the Judiciary Committee who is also chairman of the Senate Democrats’ re-election campaign.

“If Senator Schumer had a conscience he would end his political vaudeville act and let the Senate get back to work on important legislation,” said Tony Fratto, a White House spokesman. “These games are a discredit to the Senate.”

Mr. Gonzales, for his part, has tried to appear uninterested in the matter, as he continued his extensive travels this week, spending Friday in Mexico for a summit meeting of American and Mexican law enforcement officials. He is scheduled to be in Miami on Monday, speaking at a conference on nuclear terrorism.

“That will be up to Congress to decide what they want to spend their time working on,” Mr. Gonzales said earlier this week, when asked about the measure. “I’m spending my time focused on what’s important to the American people.”

Under Senate rules, the Democrats need the agreement of 60 members to invoke cloture, limiting debate and bringing the resolution to a vote. But few Republicans appeared ready to abandon Mr. Gonzales.

Even Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma, who told Mr. Gonzales during his Senate appearance that he should resign, intends to oppose the resolution, saying that the Senate has no standing to express “no confidence” in Mr. Gonzales.

“If we are going to express no confidence in something, Congress is certainly an institution that has lost the confidence of the American people,” John Hart, a spokesman for Mr. Coburn, said Friday.

Even if the measure fails, Democrats may be able to use the vote as a political weapon, pointing to those Republicans who rallied behind the president in his support of Mr. Gonzales, a tactic that Mr. Schumer hinted at Friday.

“There are obligations higher than just marching in political lockstep, and one of them is to do whatever you can to assure that rule of law is still regarded with some degree of care at the Justice Department,” he said, in urging his Republican colleagues to back the measure.

The no-confidence vote comes after five months of investigation and the disclosure of thousands of pages of internal Justice Department documents, which contradict the initial explanations by Mr. Gonzales and other administration officials about why the prosecutors were dismissed and what role the White House played in the process.

How the list of prosecutors was assembled remains a mystery. Another question is whether inappropriate political considerations — like a desire to block an investigation of Republicans or speed up an investigation of Democrats — played a role in any of the dismissals.

The investigations by the House and Senate are continuing. And the Justice Department inspector general and its ethics office are both also investigating the dismissal of the United States attorneys and accusations that Justice officials took improper political matters into consideration when hiring or promoting career prosecutors.

LEBANON – www.jtf.org

June 7, 2007

part    2

Sheik Hassan Nasrallah of the Islamic terror gang Hezballah spews his Muslim venom against a backdrop of the Lebanese flag

Beirut, the Lebanese capital, burns during Muslim “holy war” – Click on the image or here for last week’s article on Lebanon
The Arab Hitler Yasser Arafat
preaches slaughter in Lebanon

Last week, we described how Lebanon was created by the French colonialists as a haven for Christian victims of Islamic Nazi persecution; how Lebanon’s Christian majority enthusiastically supported Islamic terrorism to appease the Arab Muslim world and to be accepted as fellow Arabs by the Muslims; how the huge Muslim birthrate turned Lebanon’s Christian majority into a Christian minority; and how the Lebanese Muslims and their PLO terrorist allies then started exterminating the Christians. (See What Happened To Lebanon Can Happen To America And Israel (Part 1) from our JTF.ORG web site of April 6, 2005.)

In Lebanon’s horrific civil war, which raged from 1975 to 1982, over 300,000 Christian men, women and children were slaughtered by the Lebanese Muslims and their PLO and Syrian allies.

A Lebanese Christian victim of Islamic terrorism is dragged by a car near Beirut’s Holiday Inn (March 1976)
Yasser Arafat in Beirut with the Lebanese army (1976)

The Lebanese Muslims, the PLO terrorists and the Syrian Nazi army quickly overran Christian neighborhoods, towns and villages in the first half of 1982.

Lebanese Christian leaders pleaded with America, Europe, the UN and the Vatican to intervene on their behalf. But just as we have witnessed during so many other holocausts in history, the whole world watched in utter silence as Lebanese Christians were being systematically slaughtered. No one lifted a finger on their behalf.

A Syrian tank in Beirut (1976)

No one, except for little Israel.

In June 1982, in response to murderous Islamic terrorist attacks on Jewish communities in northern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) moved into southern Lebanon.

In 1976, Arab Muslim terrorists cheered as they overran the Lebanese town of Damour and prepared to terrorize its hapless Christian inhabitants with rape, mutilation and murder

However, the IDF did not just liberate southern Lebanon. The IDF sent troops to beleaguered Christian neighborhoods, towns and villages all over Lebanon. The Israelis threw the Syrians out of most of Lebanon, and forced the PLO terrorists to flee to Muslim Nazi Tunisia.

The Israeli army in southern Lebanon

Lebanese Christians had spent decades working with Arab Muslim Nazis to destroy Israel.

But when Israel moved into Lebanon in 1982, the Christians welcomed the IDF as liberators.

Six women were shot to death by their Arab Muslim terrorist rapists during the 1976 Islamic massacre of Christian Damour

The IDF immediately started to arm and train Lebanese Christian soldiers in the Israeli-liberated sections of Lebanon.

Israeli tanks enter Beirut and shell its Arab Muslim terrorist occupiers

However, while the Israeli liberation of Lebanon saved the Christians from complete annihilation, the pathetic weakness of Israeli political leaders turned the Lebanon war into a disaster for the Jewish state.

Phalangist soldier-musicians sardonically serenade the corpse of an Arab girl

Ariel Sharon, then Israel’s Defense Minister, ordered Israeli troops not to fire on Arab Muslim Nazi civilians, even though this insane policy led to massive Israeli causalities.

By tying the hands of Israeli soldiers, Sharon turned them into sitting ducks for Islamic terrorists.

An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) medal for service in Lebanon

All of Israel’s Likud Party leaders – Menachem Begin, Yitzchak Shamir, Moshe Arens and so on – followed the Sharon policy of being “humane” to Arab Muslim Nazi civilians by letting them slaughter Jewish soldiers.

Phalangist – Lebanese Christian – women soldiers
battle Muslim terrorists in Beirut
Left-winger Ariel Sharon turned Lebanon into Israel’s Vietnam by making her brave young soldiers easy targets for Arab Muslim terrorists – Sharon and other left-wing Israeli leaders told their people that their attempt to appease the Islamic enemy in Lebanon represented the hope for a “new order” in the Middle East

In the end, over 1,000 Jewish soldiers were unnecessarily murdered in Lebanon and thousands more were injured. Thanks to Sharon, Begin, Shamir and the Likud, Lebanon turned into Israel’s Vietnam.

George W. Bush is currently tying the hands of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan in the same manner and with the same murderous results.

Christian Phalangist militia pray at a church in Damour after recapturing it from the Arab Muslim terrorists who raped, mutilated and slaughtered tens of thousands of its men, women and children – One pregnant Christian woman, still alive, was found hugging a child without arms and legs. Other Christian children had their eyes gouged out. Several Christian men were found with their genitals stuffed in their mouths.
The beheaded corpse of a victim of Muslim terrorism

Just to prove that Israel did not have to lose over 1,000 of her brave soldiers in Lebanon, we see the example of the Syrian army.

Syria has had occupation forces in Lebanon from 1976 until the present time – a period of 29 years.

Lebanese Christian children slaughtered by Muslim terrorists in Damour, and a Lebanese Christian woman from the same town murdered with an ax

Although the Syrians are absolutely hated by most Lebanese, who would love to kill them, not a single Syrian soldier has been killed by the Lebanese during 29 years of truly oppressive occupation.

The reason certainly is not that the Syrians, like the Lebanese, are Arabs and Muslims. Arabs and Muslims brutally slaughter each other all the time. In Lebanon, tens of thousands of Muslims have been killed by rival Muslims.

The sole reason the Lebanese do not dare touch the hated Syrian soldiers is because the Lebanese know that if Syrian soldiers are attacked, the Syrians will wipe out whole villages in retaliation.

This is the only language Arab Muslim Nazis understand.

A genuine Muslim who practices what he preaches – Islamic terrorist mastermind Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, the spiritual leader of the Iranian-controlled Lebanese terrorist gang Hezballah, waves a rifle in support of world conquest through Muslim jihad. (The logo of Hezballah shows the world dominated by the murderous brutality of crusading Islam.)

By tying the hands of Israeli soldiers in Lebanon and American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, Sharon and Bush consciously chose to value the lives of vicious, hateful, jealous, bloodthirsty Arab Muslim Nazis over the lives of young Israeli Jews and young American Christians who are loyally serving in their countries’ armed forces.

Bush and Sharon believe that their cowardly appeasement of Arab Muslim Nazi terrorism will reduce the Islamic terrorist threat.

Just as the Lebanese Christians were forced to learn the hard way, the more you appease Arab Muslims Nazis, the more you guarantee ever greater levels of mass murder and terrorism. Every concession, every retreat and every goodwill gesture always leads to more terror, more war, more murder and more bloodshed.

However, we must also learn the demographic lesson of Lebanon. When Lebanon was created as a majority Christian sanctuary in 1944, its population was 56% Christian and 44% Muslim and Druze. Because of the huge Muslim birthrate, the Muslims became the majority by the early 1970s.

As soon as the Muslims became the majority in Lebanon, they started slaughtering the Christians.

Lebanon has always supported Muslim terrorism against Israel, America and the West – Hezballah’s terrorist leader Sheik Nasrallah preaches his murderous Muslim hatred against a backdrop of the Lebanese flag; Hezballah has its own television and radio networks in Lebanon, and a large number of Lebanese parliament representatives are openly Hezballah members

The same thing will happen to America and Israel, G-d forbid.

The Third World “minorities” in America are currently 35% of the U.S. population. When they become the majority, the whites of European origin will face horrific violence. The first target of this violence will be Jews, who are hated and envied by America’s “minorities” even more than other whites.

In Israel, the population breakdown is 52% Jewish; 42% Arab, and 6% non-Jewish Russians. (We are counting Yesha as part of Israel; if Yesha becomes an independent PLO terrorist state, G-d forbid, all of Israel’s problems will be much worse.) We all know what the Arab Muslim Nazis will do to the Jews if they become a majority in Israel, G-d forbid.

Currently, Lebanon is 60% Muslim and 40% Christian.

The only reason the Christian minority is not completely exterminated is because Syria and Lebanon fear
Israeli intervention again to protect the Christians.

Yasser Arafat and some of his Marxist Mexican allies celebrate Iran’s murderous Ayatollah Khomeini – The Beirut meeting was in 1980, during the Iranian terrorist takeover of the U.S. embassy in Teheran; the Mexicans were members of Mecha, a racist and anti-Semitic Hispanic gang which believes that the southwestern United States must become a Mexican state

But Christians clearly have only a nightmarish future in Lebanon.

The black Hitler Jesse Jackson – who called Zionism, the existence of Israel, “a poisonous weed” – hugs the pedophile terrorist Yasser Arafat in Lebanon (1979)

The question is: Will we allow what happened in Lebanon to happen to America and Israel?

JTF wants to help organize a potent movement of right-wing righteous Gentiles in America, similar to the strong right-wing Jewish youth movement that we have succeeded in building in Israel.