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As the war in Iraq drags on into a fourth brutal year, the same politicians who led the U.S. to war in 2003 are preparing for a new war --this time against the people of Iran.
Once again using the pretext of "weapons of mass destruction," the U.S. is moving the forces into place in preparation for a possible attack.

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The Shocking Truth – Nuclear War With Iran The Talk in Cathedral Square, Christchurch
...People with impeccable credentials have written that the so-called terrorist attack on New York and the Pentagon on Sept 9, 2001 was an inside job. Also, that the so-called al-Qaeda terrorists were really pawns in a much bigger conspiracy, organised by the Bush Administration to create a new enemy and justify their global crusade and wars against terrorism.

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At the Nuclear Tipping Point

by David Krieger
January 16, 2008

The latest Wall Street Journal article by George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn, “Toward a Nuclear-Free World,” published on January 15, 2008, has a greater sense of urgency than their first joint article a year earlier.  They express grave concerns that we are at a nuclear “tipping point” with “a very real possibility that the deadliest weapons ever invented could fall into dangerous hands.”  As if these weapons are not already in dangerous enough hands.  The former policy makers and Cold Warriors are warning us that, without change, nuclear dangers will worsen.  They leave to our imaginations what will happen in a world in which “deterrence is decreasingly effective and increasingly hazardous.”

Toward a Nuclear-Free World

by George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn
January 15, 2008

The accelerating spread of nuclear weapons, nuclear know-how and nuclear material has brought us to a nuclear tipping point. We face a very real possibility that the deadliest weapons ever invented could fall into dangerous hands.

Toward a Nuclear-Free World

by George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn
January 4, 2007

Nuclear weapons today present tremendous dangers, but also an historic opportunity. U.S. leadership will be required to take the world to the next stage -- to a solid consensus for reversing reliance on nuclear weapons globally as a vital contribution to preventing their proliferation into potentially dangerous hands, and ultimately ending them as a threat to the world.

  Sensationalist Media Did Pentagon's Bidding in Fake Naval 'Provocation' with Iran
by Amy Goodman
January 14, 2008

National security expert: This is the "most egregious case of sensationalist journalism" in the service of Pentagon and Bush administration.
So this is something that really deserves to be scrutinized and, in fact, investigated by Congress, because of the significance, in the larger sense, of a potential major fabrication of evidence in order to make a political point by the Bush administration.       Stories by Amy Goodman




Excellent Analysis of US War On Iran

comment by Larry Ross
September 5, 2007

This excellent analysis by Chris Hedges fails to suggest that many US plans call for the US use of nuclear weapons against Iran although many good analysts have produced articles indicating this.
He and many other good commentators in the US also fail to describe the tricks and pretexts that the Bush Administration may use, such as staging a  'False Flag' attack on the US and blaming Iran as an excuse to launch a US attack. 
Articles after the event will be too late and will either not be printed or will be ignored. If the world survives a possible holocaust, full war will ensure throughout the Middle East and perhaps elsewhere for the indefinite future. The future and great expectations of humanity will changed and consequences extreme.

Iran: The Next Quagmire

by Chris Hedges
September 3, 2007

The most effective diplomats, like the most effective intelligence officers and foreign correspondents, possess empathy.  They have the intellectual, cultural and linguistic literacy to get inside the heads of those they must analyze or cover.  They know the vast array of historical, religious, economic and cultural antecedents that go into making up decisions and reactions.  And because of this—endowed with the ability to communicate and more able to find ways of resolving conflicts through diplomacy—they are less prone to blunders.

Snow Job in the Desert

by Paul Krugman
September 3, 2007

Paul Krugman writes for The New York Times: "Until recently I assumed that the failure to find W.M.D., followed by years of false claims of progress in Iraq, would make a repeat of the snow job that sold the war impossible. But I was wrong. The administration, this time relying on Gen. David Petraeus to play the Colin Powell role, has had remarkable success creating the perception that the 'surge' is succeeding, even though there's not a shred of verifiable evidence to suggest that it is."


When cancer starts to show up through the NZ forces who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, I expect the same conclusions....DU is

insane, why did we send them there?

comment by Larry Ross
September 3, 2007

Cancer in Iraq Vets Raises Possibility of Toxic Exposure

by Carla McClain
August 23, 2007

After serving in Vietnam nearly 40 years ago - and receiving the Bronze Star for it - the Tucson soldier was called back to active duty in Iraq.
While there, he awoke one morning with a sore throat. Eighteen months later, Army Sgt. James Lauderdale was dead, of a bizarrely aggressive cancer rarely seen by the doctors who tried to treat it.
As a result, his stunned and heartbroken family has joined growing ranks of sickened and dying Iraq war vets and their families who believe exposures to toxic poisons in the war zone are behind their illnesses - mostly cancers, striking the young, taking them down with alarming speed.


Rare Photos Expose

by Jon Carlson
posted August 27, 2007

The 9/11 Flight 93 Hoax
Your countrymen have been murdered and the more you delve into it the more it looks as though they were murdered by our government, who used it as an excuse to murder other people thousands of miles away.
If you ridicule others who have sincere doubts and who know factual information that directly contradicts the official report and who want explanations from those who hold the keys to our government, and have motive, means, and opportunity to pull off a 9/11, but you are too lazy or fearful, or ... to check into the facts yourself, what does that make you?

Statement of Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, US Marine Corps, Retired US Marine Corps Fighter Pilot

February 20, 2007

This isn't about party, it isn't about Bush Bashing. It about our country. The following is not a great analogy, but it will have to do.


More Wars Will Destroy US

comment by Larry Ross
August 25, 2007

Paul Craig Roberts tells how the US Congress and democratic opposition are no longer acting as the hope of the nation in stopping Bush's illegal war on Iraq, or his planned war with Iran. The consequences of these wars are not considered by the deluded war-crazed neocons. Roberts does not mention that the Bush regime has "nuclear weapons on the table" according to Bush. After an initial conventional weapon attack, and expected Iranian retaliation, the Bush regime may use that as their justification for the planned nuclear strike. Also not mentioned is the possibility that the Bush regime will stage a false flag attack on the US and blame Iran, as a method of gaining public support and consent for anything. Bush wants. There will then be a media blitz designed to fool their public and others, and gain the support and participation of governments in the Bush war plan.

More War on the Horizon

by Paul Craig Roberts
August 23, 2007

pullout from Iraq while I'm president, declares George W. Bush. On to Iran, declares Vice President Cheney.
Israel is a “peace-seeking state” that needs $30 billion of US taxpayers' money for war, declares State Department official Nicholas Burns.
The Democratic Congress, if not fully behind the Iraqi war, at least no longer is in the way of it.
Nor are the Democrats in the way of the Bush regime's build up for initiating war with Iran.


First Strike Nukes On 'Table' : Audio:

posted August 23, 2007

Physics professor Jorge Hirsch discusses America's nuclear weapons policy toward non-nuclear states.


White House Manual Details How to Deal With Protesters

by Peter Baker
August 22, 2007

WASHINGTON - Not that they're worried or anything. But the White House evidently leaves little to chance when it comes to protests within eyesight of the president. As in, it doesn't want any.A White House manual that came to light recently gives presidential advance staffers extensive instructions in the art of “deterring potential protestors” from President Bush's public appearances around the country.


CIA Analyst Says Bush Will Attack Iran

comment by Larry Ross
August 22, 2007

Another article reinforces previous ones that  Bush will attack Iran - this time by a CIA analyst. There is very little doubt about it now - unless Bus is stopped by others in the US administration. That's not  likely as Bush surrounds himself with people who agree with him, and discharge his orders. This is a particularly well-informed rigorous analysis. So denial, and waiting until the war is launched will be much too late to have any effect on the catastrophic results. The time for action is now, for those who are concerned..

Bush League War Drums Beating Louder on Iran

by Ray McGovern
August 22, 2007

It is as though I'm back as an analyst at the CIA, trying to estimate the chances of an attack on Iran. The putative attacker, though, happens to be our own president.


Time Predicts and Justifies War On Iran

comment by Larry Ross
August 22, 2007

As usual Time serves as a front line pro-war propagandist for the Bush Administration.
This story predicts a US military strike on Iran. But as expected, it implies it is a conventional strike. It omits to mention the nuclear preparations that may be used in such a strike - either in the initial strike, or later after Iran retaliates.

Prelude to an Attack on Iran

by Robert Baer
August 18, 2007

Reports that the Bush Administration will put Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on the terrorism list can be read in one of two ways: it's either more bluster or, ominously, a wind-up for a strike on Iran. Officials I talk to in Washington vote for a hit on the IRGC, maybe within the next six months. And they think that as long as we have bombers and missiles in the air, we will hit Iran's nuclear facilities. An awe and shock campaign, lite, if you will. But frankly they're guessing; after Iraq the White House trusts no one, especially the bureaucracy.


Karl Rove Loses Debate on War With Iran - Cheney Wins

comment by Larry Ross
August 21, 2007

Apparently Rove, "Bush's brains" was against a war with Iran, which Cheney wanted. Karen Kwiatkowski's article is among many that indicate this war is now more likely. The many disastrous consequences, including escalation to a much wider, longer war and/or series of wars are okay with Cheney, Bush and the rest of the Bush Administration. If staged adroitly, based on the present broad range of lies, as were used to gain support for the Iraq war, Bush may also get away with this new deception.

What Will Clueless and Hopeless Do Next?

August 20, 2007

Karl Rove's long-awaited departure from the White House makes sense, and not just because he really does need to spend more time with his family. Rove is a strange guy. And I say that not because of the rapping he has taken his critics, but because of his own rapping.
But that's just my opinion. Fact is, we are now Roveless.


The Lone Voice of Sanity

comment by Larry Ross
August 17, 2007

Dennis Kucinich is one of the few lone voices of sanity in the US Congress exposing the Bush Administration's steps to prepare the US for a war on Iran. Most Republicans and Democrats have jumped on Bush's war bandwagon. They are repeating and justifying the lies designed to sell Americans on a war on Iran. It is amazing how Bush's many lies on Iran are virtually unchallenged in the media and believed by the majority of Americans who were already fooled by the same kind of lies before the 2003 US attack and occupation of Iraq.

Urgent Letter from Dennis Kucinich about Bush Administration Plans for a US War vs. Iran


Dear Friends,
The Bush Administration is preparing for war against Iran, using an almost identical drumbeat of weapons of mass destruction, imminent threat, alleged links to Al Queda, and even linking Iran with a future 911.


Protest At US Torture School

comment by Larry Ross
August 14, 2007

Torture is very much a part of the methods of Bush Administration Their object is to breed fear among US citizens and opponents of US wars and expansion. The Head of the torture school at Fort Huachuca is Major General Barbara Fast who was head of Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad during the time of exposure of prison tortures. It shows that the most degrading and inhuman job, can be done by women as well as men. They know that people experiencing torture are apt to say anything they think their torturers want to hear, however unreliable. However torture creates hatred and fear, which is why the monsters do it. Catholic priests, nuns, and other devoted Christians sometimes take their faith seriously. Like Fr. Louis Vitale and Jesuit Fr. Steve Kelly, they are not afraid to walk the path of Jesus Christ.

Pre-Trial Continues for Priests Who Denounce Torture

by Sari Gelzer
August 13, 2007

Two Roman Catholic priests, who were arrested as they approached the Fort Huachuca gatehouse on November 19, 2006, will face a continuance of their pre-trial hearing this August 13 in Federal Court in Tucson, Arizona. The intent of Franciscan Fr. Louis Vitale, 74, and Jesuit Fr. Steve Kelly, 58, was to speak with enlisted personnel and deliver a letter denouncing torture to Major General Barbara Fast, commander at the post. The letter addressed to Major General Fast voices the priests' concern with what is being taught to interrogators who are being trained at Fort Huachuca, the headquarters for the intelligence services of the US military.


Proof of 'False Flag' Attack and War Conspiracy?

comment by Larry Ross
August 10, 2007

Morgan Reynolds believes the 9/11 attacks were an inside job to gain public approval for wars on Afghanistan and Iraq. He also thinks the Bush-Cheney regime will stage another covert 'false flag' attack on the US, then blame Iran to justify a war on Iran. He served in the first George Bush Administration so he has knowledge of what's going on in Washington and insight into the real goals of the Bush regime.

Ex-Bush Official Busts 9/11 Cover-up at U.W. Historical Society

by Kevin Barrett
May 6, 2006

An enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd packed the Wisconsin Historical Society auditorium Saturday to hear ex-Bush Administration insider Morgan Reynolds prosecute top administration and military officials for the 9/11 inside job.
Reynolds to Cheney: "You're BUSTED!"
Reynolds indicted Richard Cheney, George W. Bush, former Joint Chiefs Chairman Richard Meyers, confessed WTC demolisher and insurance-fraudster Larry Silverstein, and others for mass murder, conspiracy, and other charges including high treason. The enthusiastic response from the overflow crowd was a de facto vote for conviction on all counts.


Hillary, Hiroshima and US Hubris

August 8, 2007

US policies and attitudes have shifted from nuclear deterrence with mass destruction and mutual suicide, to nuclear weapon use against any non-nuclear nation named as a US enemy. It's well documented in the Justin Raimondo article that follows. The named enemy is Iran and Bush has invented a number of lies, false accusations and suspicions to demonise Iran to the American people. Bush used the same 'big lie' technique prior to his unprovoked attack on Iraq in 2003. Then he had the alleged 9/11 'terrorist' attack and knowingly concocted lies linking Saddam Hussein to Bin Laden and this attack. Accusations were enough and worked for Bush in spite of mass demonstrations. Although there was lots of evidence these accusations were wrong, Bush's lies - effectively promoted and repeated by the mass media - were sufficient to get public and Congressional support.

Justifying Mass Murder

by Justin Raimondo
August 8, 2007

The anniversary of the U.S. bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is, perhaps, a good time to note that arguments rationalizing and even valorizing the use of nuclear weapons, once considered beyond the pale, are now back in fashion. Here we have yet more evidence of the Bizarro Effect , which, ever since 9/11, has stood everything – especially our traditional concept of morality – on its head, not only repealing the laws of logic and common sense but also ensconcing evil in the place of good.


Another Step Towards US Dictatorship

August 7, 2007

The US Congress and mass media is meekly complying with every step Bush takes toward imposing a dictatorship on American citizens.
Only a few publications, like the San Francisco Chronicle article that follows, expose the latest Bush threat to American democracy.
Again, Bush is demonising Iran by accusing them of wanting nuclear weapons, and accusing them of aiding terrorism in his illegal Iraq War.

In Bush we trust - or else

August 5, 2007

It doesn't require a subpoena of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales or a brave whistle-blower to find President Bush's latest affront to the U.S. Constitution. It's in plain view on the White House Web site: "Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq."


US Capitalist System Spins Out of Control

comment by Larry Ross
August 5, 2007

The US capitalist system is a sacred religion, a dogma that cannot be questioned, but is out of control and leading to global environmental destruction as Sullivan illustrates. However its offspring - the military-industrial-political complex - is also out of control, breeding wars and new arms races which threaten to destroy the world in the nearer future. The economic system and values of global humanity keep accelerating this self-destructive system. Increasingly the bulk of human resources go into preparing for, and fighting, endless wars based on lies and myths.

Why do we sell them our souls?

by Charles Sullivan
October 22, 2005

It is painfully obvious that America is a land that worships the market economy. Big money is God here. Big money is all powerful, omnipotent. All solutions, as perceived by the captains of business, therefore, must be market based. Moreover, in the moribund perceptions of the ruling elite, the market must be totally unfettered. It must exist beyond the pale of conscience, bearing no responsibility to the people, or to the earth that sustains it. It must answer only to the bottom line and reject all other input—a function that it has executed only too well.


Neocon Conspiracy from Beginning

comment by Larry Ross
August 2, 2007

Karen Kwiatkowskii had a 20 year career in the US Air Force, finishing as a Lt. Col. doing intelligence assessments on Iraq.
What she reveals is shocking. From the beginning (about 2001) the whole Iraq war was a neocon conspiracy of lies and false concoctions designed to fool the American public and others. Bush's lie factory is still in top production, now spinning a new set of lies about Iran and urgent need to take military action against Iran. Bush's "All options are on the table" means the US is considering using nuclear weapons against Iran. Karen believes Impeachment of Bush is the way Americans can rid of this threat to America and to the world.

Charles Goyette Interviews Karen Kwiatkowski

August 1, 2007

Ret. Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski Ph.D discusses the “ good news ” about people waking up to the corruption of the American Empire and its threat to our liberty, the mysterious death of Pat Tillman, her time observing the necons lie us into war in Iraq from her desk at Near East South Asia at the Pentagon in the run up to war and her take on the surge. MP3 here . (35:49)


Preparing the US Public for a Terrorist Attack

July 31, 2007

Philip Giraldi is an ex-CIA analyst and intelligence officer. He recently warned that any terrorist attack on the US would be treated as having been masterminded by Iran, to provide Bush with justification to attack Iran. This will happen even if Iran had nothing to do with such an attack.

Terrorists Are Everywhere

by Philip Giraldi
July 31, 2007

In an attempt to reverse plummeting approval ratings, the Bush administration is mounting an unprecedented, sustained campaign of disinformation on the terrorist threat confronting the United States. Even the mainstream media has noted how the White House has attempted falsely to tie al-Qaeda to the war in Iraq, with President Bush increasing the number of references to the group in speeches made during the month of July. On July 10, al-Qaeda was referred to 30 times in a Cleveland speech on the Iraq war. By July 25, the president referred to al-Qaeda no less than 95 times in a speech made before a group of airmen in Charleston, S.C.


Bush May Declare Martial Law

comment by Larry Ross
July 29, 2007
The following article by Dave Lindorff, author of "The Case For Impeachment", leaves no doubt that the American system is being geared for Bush to declare Martial law when and if he decides to proceed with the neocon plans for war with Iran. This will probably take place after a terrorist incident against the US - perhaps a US-staged 'false flag' attack on the US and blaming Iran.

Impeach Now - Or Face the End of Constitutional Democracy

by Paul Craig Roberts
July 17, 2007
Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran.
Bush has put in place all the necessary measures for dictatorship in the form of "executive orders" that are triggered whenever Bush declares a national emergency. Recent statements by Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff, former Republican senator Rick Santorum and others suggest that Americans might expect a series of staged, or false flag, "terrorist" events in the near future.

The Threat Of Martial Law Is Real

by Dave Lindorff
July 27, 2007
The looming collapse of the US military in Iraq, of which a number of generals and former generals, including former Chief of Staff Colin Powell, have warned, is happening none too soon, as it my be the best hope for preventing military rule here at home.
From the looks of things, the Bush/Cheney regime has been working assiduously to pave the way for a declaration of military rule, such that at this point it really lacks only the pretext to trigger a suspension of Constitutional government. They have done this with the active support of Democrats in Congress, though most of the heavy lifting was done by the last, Republican-led Congress.
  Theft of Your Civil Liberties
July 25, 2007

This is a definitive account about how the Bush Administration has used the 9/11 attack to destroy freedom and democracy in America.
They have systematically removed many civil rights and liberties of Americans and visitors and enacted a myriad of new laws and regulations. These repressive measures may well effect other governments some of whom may enact similar repressive measures. At the same time Bush has decreed and legislated greatly increased power for himself and his administration. In effect he has become a de facto dictator

  Five Ways Bush's Era of Repression Has Stolen Your Liberties Since 9/11
July 24, 2007

Today's America is a much less free place than the America of 2000. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Bush administration has, by word and by deed, erected an edifice of repression here in the United States.
We've been living in it ever since. And it's not a comfortable place. The government is monitoring your phone calls and can read your e-mails and open your snail mail.
The government can access records of your large financial transactions, such as buying a house.

  US Congressman Compares Bush To Hitler
Comment from Larry Ross
July 23, 2007

Although Congressman Keith Ellison did not directly accuse the Bush Administration of masterminding the 9/11 attack, he said many of Bush's actions afterward were very similar to those of Adolph Hitler who seized dictatorial power and waged unjustified wars, after the Nazis had burned down the Reichstag. If more US politicians state similar truths, and perhaps reveal more about the mystery of 9/11 it is a step toward stopping the continuing crimes and wars of the Bush Administration. 

  Bush Like Hitler, Says First Muslim in Congress
by Toby Harnden
July 17, 2007

America's first Muslim congressman has provoked outrage by apparently comparing President George W Bush to Adolf Hitler and hinting that he might have been responsible for the September 11 attacks.

  False Flags May Start Iran War and Bush Dictatorship
comment by Larry Ross
July 19, 2007

Paul Craig Roberts knows what's really happening and likely to happen in Washington. He was a top official in the Reagan Administration and assistant editor of the Wall Street Journal. His dire warnings about the disasters to follow if Bush, Cheney and others are not impeached should be a spur to action.
All the indications are for a US war on Iran and all the machinery is in place for Bush to declare a crisis situation and make the US his dictatorship.
Of particular importance is Roberts warnings that Bush will stage a 'false flag' covert attack on the US and then blame Iran as a justification for war and a US dictatorship.

  Impeach Now or Face the End of Constitutional Democracy
by Paul Craig Roberts
July 17, 2007

Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran.
Bush has put in place all the necessary measures for dictatorship in the form of "executive orders" that are triggered whenever Bush declares a national emergency. Recent statements by Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff, former Republican senator Rick Santorum and others suggest that Americans might expect a series of staged, or false flag, "terrorist" events in the near future.

  Terrorism Brought on by Bush's Scare Tactics.
comment by Larry Ross
July 19, 2007

It's good to see the NYT coming out with some limited criticism of Bush's Iraq war and his domestic scare tactics.
It's a pity it is so little and 4 years late.
The NYT does not apologize for endlessly repeating the lies which the Bush Administration invented justify the war. They don't mention that the war is based on lies and is still totally illegal. In fact they accept the war and write with the arrogant assumption that their readers also accept the war lies as facts of life not to be questioned. They confine their arguments to the methods Bush uses to try and win his illegal war. Sometimes they express a little worry about 3,900 US military casualties. But never any concern about the continuing murder by the Bush Administration of some 655,000 Iraqis.
Nevertheless the occasional glimmer of light and independence from America 's supposedly greatest newspaper is welcome, even if fleeting.
Like most US mass media, the NYT repeats Bush lies and accusations about Iran , carefully preparing and conditioning reader's minds to accept Bush's coming war on Iran.  What kind of independent journalism is that?

  The Politics of Fear
by NYT
July 18, 2007

It had to happen. President Bush's bungling of the war in Iraq has been the talk of the summer. On Capitol Hill, some of the more reliable Republicans are writing proposals to force Mr. Bush to change course. A showdown vote is looming in the Senate. Enter, stage right, the fear of terrorism.

  Bush Uses War To Make US A Dictatorship
July 19, 2007

The fears of America 's Founding Fathers have come to pass in the Bush Administration as the following brilliant article shows.
Congress has been corrupted and has licensed Bush to make war as he pleases against anyone. They have forfeited their controlling role on the executive branch of government. The American people have lost the services of an effective congress and now have one option. That is impeachment of Bush and Cheney before they create even greater disasters.

  King George W.: James Madison's Nightmare
by Robert Scheer
July 17, 2007

George W. Bush is the imperial president that James Madison and other founders of this great republic warned us about.  He lied the nation into precisely the “foreign entanglements” that George Washington feared would destroy the experiment in representative government, and he has championed a spurious notion of security over individual liberty, thus eschewing the alarms of Thomas Jefferson as to the deprivation of the inalienable rights of free citizens.  But most important, he has used the sledgehammer of war to obliterate the separation of powers that James Madison enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

  Silent US Bombs On Iraq
July 18, 2007

The US military and civilian war makers in Washington have learned lessons from the Vietnam War - how to minimize domestic outrage and protest. One tactic is to strictly control the media and reportage of their bombing raids on civilian centres - and the casualties of innocent men, women and children in Iraq. What the US people don't know about, they can't protest or be spurred to action. The Pentagon doesn't want another Vietnam, where US barbarity was featured in the Press and TV every night. The US people could not stomach this and responded with giant demonstrations which helped stop the war.

  The Silence of the Bombs
by Norman Solomon
June 12, 2007

Three years have passed since most Americans came to the conclusion that the Iraq war was a "mistake." Reporting the results of a Gallup poll in June 2004, USA Today declared: "It is the first time since Vietnam that a majority of Americans has called a major deployment of US forces a mistake." And public opinion continued to move in an antiwar direction. But such trends easily coexist with a war effort becoming even more horrific.

  Increasing Nuclear War Risks
July 17, 2007

... Due to a 'false flag' incident in which nation One arranges a massive secret attack against nation Two, but it is made to look as if the attack came from   nation Three. The purpose is to supply the incentive and justification for nation two to make war on nation three. The entire exercise is presumed to benefit nation One - so long as their treachery is not discovered. A variation on this strategy is hinted at in many articles on a US-Israeli war on Iran.

  Report: Risk of Nuclear Warfare Rising
by Karl Ritter
June 11, 2007

The world's top military powers are gradually dismantling their stockpiles of nuclear arms, but all are developing new missiles and warheads with smaller yields that could increase the risk of atomic warfare, a Swedish research institute said Monday.
In its annual report on military forces around the globe, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute also said the rising number of nations with nuclear weapons is raising the risk such arms could be used.

  Urgent: Impeach Bush and Cheney Now
July 16, 2007

These long-term Washington insiders, authors and previous government executives impart valuable information and insights on the crises brought on by the Bush Administration and the need for impeachment of the offenders. I have abridged it to eliminate irrelevant material. Readers can help with the impeachment process by forwarding this article and by reading War Crimes & Impeachment  and Do-It-Yourself Impeachment

  Bill Moyers: On Impeachment - Video and transcript
by Bill Moyers
July 13, 2007

Impeachment...the word feared and loathed by every sitting president is back. It's in the air and on your computer screen, a growing clamor aimed at both President Bush and Vice-President Cheney.

  Parasitic Imperialism Drives US to Wars
comment by Larry Ross
July 16, 2007

This article by Professor Hossein-zadeh is a masterpiece which illuminates how the military-industrial-political complex works. It shows why it is a far greater threat today than when President Eisenhower warned about it in his farewell speech in 1961. Its short term success depends on the creation of new enemies and threats. These are used to justify wars, increasing military power, arms racing and military spending. In the long run this run-away situation will degrade and may destroy America . So long as this system rules it will gain momentum and strength and be more difficult to reverse. Always new enemies and crisis will be invented to curb popular pressures for change and reform. And the American people can always be fooled into submission by an array of threats, crisis, lies and tricks invented by highly skilled manipulators and propagandists. I think a useful analogy might be to compare the US to a speeding locomotive, out of control with the driver paralysed due to a heart attack. The throttle is jammed in maximum speed position so the locomotive is accelerating. Eventually it goes off the rails or blows up.

  Parasitic Imperialism
by Ismael Hossein-zadeh
July 10, 2007

How recent U.S. wars of choice, driven largely by war profiteering, are plundering not only defenseless peoples and their resources abroad, but also the overwhelming majority of U.S. citizens and their resources at home.

  Bush Normalises Torture
July 14, 2007

James Bamford, author and long-time expert on the CIA says the recent CIA released "crown jewels" of CIA operations from 1950 into the 1970's, "seems so minor compared to what the CIA is doing today".

  Architect of Torture
by Nat Hentoff
July 10, 2007

... Among the many examples of how the CIA today makes the agency detailed in the "crown jewels" documents look pallid by comparison is the system of torture created by the Bush administration in the treatment of suspected terrorists. Along with the Iraq War, the CIA's "renditions" and "black sites" greatly add to what Julianne Smith of the Center for Strategic and International Studies calls "the rather dark shadow [cast] on our relationship with our European allies," and much of the rest of the world.

  Exposure of the CIA
July 12, 2007

This is a rare jewel to have a potential assassination victim, Fidel Castro, commenting on the CIA's 'Family Jewels' self-exposure and a few of their numerous attempts to assassinate him.
Although this exposure and Castro's comments do expose a lot of sensational, unbelievable plots and assassinations, and the blackest of black operations, it covers up and omits far more, and probably far worse crimes against humanity.  As Castro points out, the CIA actions today are far more extensive under Bush than any previous US president. It underlines the fact that Western society really is becoming more like Orwell's book '1984' every day. Read it and weep for the future of humanity under the criminal Bush regime and what is likely to follow.

  Fidel Castro: Reflections from a Target of the CIA
by Fidel Castro, CounterPunch
July 11, 2007

It was announced that the CIA would be declassifying hundreds of pages on illegal actions that included plans to eliminate the leaders of foreign governments. Suddenly the publication is halted and it is delayed one day. No coherent explanation was given. Perhaps someone in the White House looked over the material.
The first package of declassified documents goes by the name of "The Family Jewels"; it consists of 702 pages on illegal CIA actions between 1959 and 1973. About 100 pages of this part have been deleted. It deals with actions that were not authorized by any law, plots to assassinate other leaders, experiments with drugs on human beings to control their minds, spying on civil activists and journalists, among other similar activities that were expressly prohibited.

  A Sane Look at 'Terrorism'
July 12, 2007

The author accepts that 9/11 and the various London bombings were done by Muslim terrorists. However he illuminates that Western wars based on lies and repeated and indiscriminate bombings and related crimes have caused the kind of blind, irrational fury that breeds terrorism and counter-productive unjustified actions. It's so true and so good to have it described this way.  One factor that I would add is the many doubts about 9/11 and the London bombings and the suspicions by 1/3rd of Americans, that these terrorist events were arranged by Western regimes as 'false flags' to generate hatred and suspicion of all things Muslim and to justify Bush's pre-planned 'endless wars on terror'. In fact a close look indicates that Bush's wars on Afghanistan and Iraq had nothing to do with those who were alleged to have committed the terrorist actions. One really puzzling aspect of this huge injustice is that the Bush regime has been able to get away with such a litany of lies for so long.


London and Glasgow: Worse Than a Crime, a Mistake

July 10, 2007

Pundits and self-appointed experts on Islam are wringing their hands as they try to explain why two Muslim doctors and at least six other medical workers were involved in this week's failed bombings in London and Glasgow.
It certainly sounds horrific and counter-intuitive. Physicians, trained to heal, turned into would-be mass murders with cars packed full of explosive materials and nails. Since I'm writing a book on why the Muslim world is so angry at the west, let me venture some heretical thoughts.

  Dangerous Criminals Will Commmit More Crimes
July 10, 2007

Bush and Cheney continue to commit huge war crimes based on lies. They are planning perhaps the greatest crime in history - attacking Iran with nuclear weapons and inventing a number of excuses to justify this. In spite of media and Democratic party efforts to whitewash these crimes and lies, or not even admit they exist, an increasing number of Americans are realising this and want Bush and Cheney impeached as the following articles indicate. Many believe Bush-Cheney lies to demonise Iran, faithfully repeated by the media. Led by Bush's neocons, they already call for such an assault.

  Liberties Lost
comment by Larry Ross
July 10, 2007

It is refreshing to see a mainstream US paper like the Baltimore Sun, actually spell out some of the evil things the Bush conspiracy is doing to America. Under their very noses, America is being converted into a fascist state. It's time for Americans to stop this conspiracy. More should join the movement to impeach Bush and Cheny before it's too late.

  Liberties lost
from the Baltimore Sun
July 4, 2007

Besides all his other gifts, Thomas Jefferson appears to have been prophetic.
In his first presidential inaugural address in 1801, he ticked off a long list of essential principles of government, featuring highlights of the Bill of Rights, and called preservation of the government "in its whole constitutional vigor" the "anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad." These principles "should be the creed of our political faith," he said. "Should we wander from them in moments of error or of alarm, let us hasten to retrace our steps and to regain the road which alone leads to peace, liberty and safety."

  The War On Conciousness
July 9, 2007

I totally agree with this essay. In many ways it is very similar to what I have been saying on my website which covers many of the subjects mentioned. My only worry is that there is not the time or resources required to reach enough people that will somehow prevent the Bush regime from carrying out their agenda. ...
Bush is a committed 'End Times' believer, who thinks he is doing God's will by bring on Armageddon. This ending is looked forward to by a powerful minority of Americans. Their leaders have access to, and much influence on Bush.

  The War on Consciousness
by Paul Levy

We are truly in a war. It is not the war we imagine we are in, which is the way our true adversaries want it. It is not a foreign war against a foreign enemy. It is a war on consciousness, a war on our own minds. The global war on terror that is being fought around the world is an embodied reflection in the material world of a deeper, more fundamental war that is going on in the realm of consciousness itself.

  US Fascism Today
comment by Larry Ross
July 6, 2007

This excellent paper sums up some of the fascist evils that BushCo are unleashing on the US public.
Although the polls show 77% of Americans "want the troops home", and disagree with his war to varying degrees, they are not taking significant action against the BushCo regime.
In many ways they seem apathetic and accepting of BushCo lies and of a quite obvious trend to impose fascism over American Democracy.

  Once Upon America
by John Cory
July 4, 2007

"No one man can terrorize a whole nation unless we are all his accomplices." - Edward R. Murrow
And so it goes. The 4th of July is here with its parades and "what America means to me" essays, and picnics and fireworks, and all those pretty speeches about freedom and democracy and the true meaning of Independence Day. But it is all a facade. A lie.

  Great American Peace Lady Condemns BushCo
comment by Larry Ross
July 6, 2007

Cindy Sheehan returns to lead a peace walk from her old base in Crawford Texas to Washington D.C.
Like many Americans Cindy is outraged by Bush's spurning of the Court's decision to imprison Gordon Libby.
Once again she wants to focus America 's attention on the criminal BushCo conspiracy leading America toward fascism and more wars. She, like so many others, are victims of a series of BushCo lies, which deceived people into supporting an expanding war quagmire in Iraq and many other related crimes.

  Cindy Sheehan to Lead March From Crawford to Washington
by Angela K. Brown, Associated Press
July 3, 2007

Fort Worth, Texas - Cindy Sheehan will return to her protest site near President Bush's ranch in Crawford this weekend to bid farewell to the peace movement - but not with an anti-war rally.
Instead, Sheehan will sell some camping items, gather with friends from previous demonstrations and celebrate her 50th birthday in Crawford, about 100 miles south of Fort Worth. Then she will hand over the deed of her 5-acre lot to its new owner, radio talk-show host Bree Walker.
"I feel great," Sheehan told The Associated Press on Tuesday by telephone en route to Texas. "I'm feeling like it was the right decision for me. I feel like it was the best thing to do."

  Is Bush's Religion Calling for Global Geneocide?
July 2, 2007

'End Timers' Urge Bush -'Bring on God's Nuclear Doomsday' and Rapture to Heaven for the Faithful. Bush's 'End Times' supporters believe this would be the biblical Armageddon, as foretold in an obscure passage in the Bible. They believe Bush is God's chosen one, and are urging him to make it all happen. They believe it will result in a rapture of the chosen faithful few to heaven. Almost everything Bush has done in the Middle East, and not done, is consistent with these religious bunkum beliefs.

  Bush, Mideast Wars and End-Time Prophecy
by JP Briggs II, Ph.D., and Thomas D. Williams
June 29, 2007

President George W. Bush has become dangerously steeped in ideas of Armageddon, the Apocalypse, an imminent war with Satanic forces in the Middle East, and an urgency to construct an American theocracy to fulfill God's end-of-days plan, according to close observers.
Historians and investigative journalists following the "end-time Christian" movement have grown alarmed at the impact it may be having on Bush's Middle East policies, including the current war in Iraq, the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian crisis, the strife in Lebanon and the administration's repeated attempts to find a cause for war against Iran.

  Cindy Sheehan Interviewed by Amy Goodman
June 29, 2007

Congratulations on your May 13 article by Irene Chapple on Justice Thomas's statements on Blair as a war criminal, as by association are others, such as the George Bush Administration. The Bush/Blair deceptions to gain support before launching their illegal war on Iraq are one of the major crimes of our era.

  "We Will Retool...and Come at it from a Different Direction"
interview by Amy Goodman
May 30, 2007

- Cindy Sheehan Says She Will Return After Stepping Back as Antiwar Leader
Cindy Sheehan has been the face of the US antiwar movement for the past two years. In August 2005, she set up Camp Casey outside President Bush's Crawford estate in memory of her son Casey, who was killed in Iraq. Now Cindy says she is stepping back from her role as a leading campaigner against the Iraq war. In this Democracy Now! special, Cindy Sheehan joins us for the hour to talk about her decision. [includes rush transcript]

  The Backbone of Fascism is Public Apathy
June 28, 2007

Every dictatorship depends on apathy, ignorance, confusion created by pro-dictatorship propaganda, disinterest, gullibility, criminal or and/or self-interest of its victims, and fear of reprisals by people if they openly oppose the emerging or established dictatorship. These factors are enough to silence and/or prevent most opposition. The recent Fiji military dictatorship is a good example. It was a simple military takeover, using a flimsy excuse of combating corruption.
Another emerging dictatorship is the Bush Administration. It is far more complex and sophisticated as one of its objects is to convert the world's greatest democracy into a tightly-controlled military state while never admitting what its true objectives are. It's major cover story and justification is the 9/11 attack and their response "wars on terror". So far, that simple formula has worked well, and allowed the Bush regime to achieve a formidable success. It has all the elements mentioned above.

  Bush Overseeing Death Of The American Republic
Comment by Larry Ross
June 23, 2007
.... For Congress and the American people to accept that, even share in it, and Parry's following paper, is an awesome demonstration of how far Bush and his Administration have progressed toward the neocon's aim of global domination. Most politicians have shown they will fund his wars, share his lies and deceptions, but they will not help stop Bush. So it is up to individual concerned Americans.
Those who want America back had better become very active to impeach Bush. See an American idea for DIY impeachment
  Bush's Mafia Whacks the Republic 
by Robert Parry
June 20, 2007
 In years to come, historians may look back on U.S. press coverage of George W. Bush's presidency and wonder why there was not a single front-page story announcing one of the most monumental events of mankind's modern era - the death of the American Republic and the elimination of the "unalienable rights" pledged to "posterity" by the Founders.
  NYT Uncovers New Steps Toward Fascism
Comment by Larry Ross
June 23, 2007
Bush despises democracy and the Constitutional sharing of power. Thus he rejects the laws passed by Congress including the ban on torture. Congress and the media are turning a blind eye to this and letting him succeed with his trampling of the US Constitution. They fund his illegal wars and agree with his lies. They don't even call for his impeachment or take any preventative action. Basically they have let a power-mad, deluded neocon regime and it's leader, George Bush, take over the US government, lie to the people and congress, and then on the basis of those lies, lead the country to war.
  Don't Veto, Don't Obey
editorial by NYT
June 22, 2007
President Bush is notorious for issuing statements taking exception to hundreds of bills as he signs them. This week, we learned that in a shocking number of cases, the Bush administration has refused to enact those laws. Congress should use its powers to insist that its laws are obeyed.
  CIA- Lies and Deceits
Comment by Larry Ross
June 23, 2007
Nat Hentoff shows how American taxpayers without their knowledge, pay for their Government to kidnap anyone they suspect of being what they label as "a terrorist", and secretly transport them to imprisonment and torture in one of it's client states. The Government then invokes "national security reasons" to prevent the truth from becoming known. There are no charges and no trials. The head of the CIA, Michael Hayden, can then claim the 'rendition' programme "is lawful and in keeping with western traditions" etc. US liars whether politicians or CIA agents, are second to none when it comes to sanctimoniously stating lies as 'truth' with convincing sincerity. People are eternally gullible.
  The CIA's No-Questions-Asked Travel Agent
by Nat Hentoff
June 19, 2007
A private corporation joins Bush administration's conspiracy to obstruct justice
CIA director Michael Hayden, defending the practice of sending terrorism suspects to countries that interrogate by torture via secret "renditions," told USA Today last month that this program is "lawful, in keeping with Western values.
"I've never managed a more sensitive, law-abiding workforce [than the CIA] in my life," added the former head of the National Security Agency, which has long engaged in lawless spying on American phone calls and e-mails.

US Using Nuclear Weapons in Iraq

comment by Larry Ross
June 23, 2007

DU weapons spread toxic radioactive dust wherever they are used. With a half life of 4 billion years, the poisonous effects are gradually spreading around the world causing death and disease. It is like a slow motion form of nuclear war against all humanity, insidiously and secretly drifting world-wide, infecting millions. The US has slyly introduced a form of nuclear weapon and then lied. They claim DU weapons are harmless. The poisonous effects may manifest years later in the form of cancer, genetic mutations in the children of exposed people and a range of other diseases.
Present and increasing DU dust in our global environment can cause mutations in anyone's children, grandchildren and future generations forever. Banning DU weapons and educating others about DU is everyone's responsibility.



From International Action Center, Founded by Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General

..... Today, half of the 697,000 U.S. Gulf War troops from the 1991 war have reported serious medical problems and a significant increase in birth defects among their newborn children.

  The Murder Of The Innocent
comment by Larry Ross
June 20, 2007

Chris Hedges, former Middle East Bureau Chief of The New York Times, gives us valuable insights into how 'Coalition of the Willing' troops have become murderers of some 600, 000 innocent Iraqis since the US invasion in 2003. It is little wonder that the Bush regime and the Iraqi puppet government are suppressing this information. These trained murderers, disturbed, resentful, bitter and often wounded and infected with DU poisoning are returned and turned loose on US society. The costs of these damaged human beings, and their genetically damaged offspring, will be felt at many levels of American society for generations to come.


A Culture of Atrocity: U.S. Troops Feel the Effect of Prolonged Combat

by Chris Hedges, Truthdig
June 19, 2007

After four years of war, our troops in Iraq have become acclimated to atrocity. The rage that soldiers feel after a roadside bomb explodes is one that is easily directed over time to innocent civilians -- a short psychological leap, but a massive moral one.

  Media Propaganda Rules Western Thought And Actions
comment by Larry Ross
June 19, 2007

Robert Fisk shows how our media completely misrepresent the situation in Palestine and the Middle East generally. The media's aim is to please the US-Israeli war machine by repeating their lies and propaganda, thus facilitating further Israeli conquest of Palestinian lands - such as levelling Arab homes and building new Jewish settlements on Arab lands, and generally oppressing the Arab citizens of the Israeli-occupied territory.  With their discreditted Abbas regime now installed in the Western Bank, the US-Israeli war machine, and their media can portray it as ' the Government' . They can now increase their war on the popular elected Hamas-controlled Gaza by aiding the Abbas regime militarily, and  oppressing the Arab citizens of the Hamas-controlled area. As Washington's Israeli-influenced neocons might say, from now on it's going to be a 'cakewalk' to gain complete Israeli control of the area.


Welcome to 'Palestine'

by Robert Fisk, The Independent
June 16, 2007

How troublesome the Muslims of the Middle East are. First, we demand that the Palestinians embrace democracy and then they elect the wrong party - Hamas - and then Hamas wins a mini-civil war and presides over the Gaza Strip. And we Westerners still want to negotiate with the discredited President, Mahmoud Abbas. Today "Palestine" - and let's keep those quotation marks in place - has two prime ministers. Welcome to the Middle East.

  Bush's War On Gaza
comment by Larry Ross
June 18, 2007
Mike Whitney has presented the facts about the conflict between Hamas and Fatah and how the Bush Administration is promoting sectarian violence both in Palestine and Iraq. It is conducting war against Hamas who were the democratic choice to rule Palestine. Palestinians recently voted to install Hamas in power. However Bush and Israel favoured Abbas. They are conducting war, subversion and other methods designed to defeat Hamas.
They are denying aid to Hamas areas and pouring in aid and arms to Abbas and to Fatah areas. "Divide and Rule", the colonial method of Britain, is being applied by the US and Israel, in both Palestine and Iraq to provoke civil wars as Mike Whitney explains. Democratic elections only apply if the people Bush favours win. If not then Bush resorts to force and subversion to get the governments he wants. In both Palestine and Iraq, warring factions are increasingly aware of Bush's 'divide and rule' tactics. Increasingly they are not reacting as programmed by the US and Israel who want to control their oil and rule their lands.

The Battle of Gaza

by Mike Whitney ICH
June 16, 2007

In less than 24 hours of fierce street-fighting, Bush's proxy-army in Gaza was routed by armed units of Hamas. It was a stunning defeat for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and for US-Israeli policymakers who have done everything in their power to overturn the “free and fair” election of the Hamas government. For now, Hamas has reestablished its authority in Gaza although Abbas is still working frantically with Bush and Olmert to consolidate his power in the West Bank. ...
The forces that Bush has put in motion will inexorably lead to the decline of “superpower rule” and the dismantling of the US imperium. The transition is already visible. The battle of Gaza is just a macrocosm of a much larger phenomenon which now extends from Mogadishu to Kabul.

  Exposing Libby's Lies and Fellow Neocons
comment by Larry Ross
June 17, 2007

... To Libby and his fellows lying is second nature and regarded as a tool in their kit box of tricks to deceive the public into wars like Iraq, and Iran to come. They invent various justifications for their lies, war plans and grandiose ambitions such as the goal of US global domination. They use the language and trigger words of 'Democracy, Freedom, Liberty, Free Expression', etc., to gain public approval and support for plans and wars based on gross deceit and deception. The psychopathogy of Bush makes the choice of such liars for top positions a very essential thing to do. If you decide on going for global domination, that means lots of lies, endless wars and killings and misery for all except those few people at the top of the military-industrial-political complex. President Eisenhower warned about the malign influence power of the "military-industrial complex" just before he left office in 1960. Almost 50 years later it is much more powerful. Wars are fabulously profitable for the few.


Begging His Pardon

by Bill Moyers, truthout
June 15, 2007

We have yet another remarkable revelation of the mindset of Washington's ruling clique of neoconservative elites - the people who took us to war from the safety of their Beltway bunkers. Even as Iraq grows bloodier by the day, their passion of the week is to keep one of their own from going to jail.
It is well-known that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby - once Vice President Cheney's most trusted adviser - has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for perjury. Lying. Not a white lie, mind you. A killer lie. Scooter Libby deliberately poured poison into the drinking water of democracy by lying to federal investigators, for the purpose of obstructing justice.

  Bush's War On Iraq is Totally Evil
comment by Larry Ross
June 10, 2007

... Americans will be fooled again and swallow any accusation Bush offers, as they did with his litany of lies to justify the war on Iraq. They have not been educated about how the US and other states have used covert 'false flag' operations and then blamed the nation they wish to attack. They have been conditioned to believe a similar litany of lies about Iran and most now regard Iran with fear and hate, as do the Republicans below. The 'false flag' provides them with phony 'justification' for an attack and they will believe Iran did it.


The Real Reason for Bush's Invasion of Iraq is a National Security Secret

by Paul Craig Roberts
June 8, 2007

American soldiers have been fighting and dying in Iraq since 2003, and Americans do not know why.
All the reasons President Bush gave us for his war are false. Bush said he invaded Iraq “to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein's support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people.”
.... War without cause is murder, not war.

  Continuing Democracy or Fascism for America?
comment by Larry Ross
June 7, 2007

Decide as soon as Bush Has Set the Stage for a 'False Flag'. Bush's 'National Security Presidential Directive' (below) sets the stage for Bush to impose harsh fascist controls on what's left of American Democracy, after there is another US disaster like the 9/11 attack.

  Bush Anoints Himself as the Insurer of Constitutional Government in Emergency
by Matthew Rothschild
May 18, 2007

With scarcely a mention in the mainstream media, President Bush has ordered up a plan for responding to a catastrophic attack.
In a new National Security Presidential Directive, Bush lays out his plans for dealing with a “catastrophic emergency.”
Under that plan, he entrusts himself with leading the entire federal government, not just the Executive Branch.
And he gives himself the responsibility “for ensuring constitutional government.”
He laid this all out in a document entitled " National Security Presidential Directive /NSPD 51" and "Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20."

  US Democrats Echo Bush on Venezuela
comment by Larry Ross
June 5 , 2007

Here is another classic case of US demonising and subverting a small oil-producing country - Venezuela.
Iraq is suffering from a completely unjustified illegal US war based on lies and similar demonisation before the US bombing and invasion. Is Venezuela also on the Bush military hit list and soon to suffer from similar covert or overt military US action?
Pelosi demonstrates that whoever Bush chooses as an enemy, the US Democrats also adopt as an enemy. They justified the war on Iraq, and the Democratically-controlled Congress is continuing to fund it. Most Democrats have indicated that they back a US war on Iran which would spark a series of disasters. The US Democrats don't seem concerned about that, or the lies upon which it is based.
It will be a sad day for humanity if Bush tries to subvert and/or invade this small South American Democracy.


Letter to Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House

from Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, Ambassador
June 2, 2007

Madam Speaker Pelosi,
I am writing in the opportunity to respond to your May 30 statement on Venezuela's decision not to renew the broadcast license of Radio Caracas Television (RCTV). In it, you accused President Hugo Chávez of engaging in efforts to “suppress the media.” I would like to assure you that the decision was made in full accordance with Venezuela's laws and does not represent a threat to the country's vibrant media or the ability of the Venezuelan people to receive information and opinion that is critical of the government. Equally, and as many observers have pointed out, since President Chavez came to power the government has tried to democratize the media to foster a diversity of voices to combat the historical monopoly on the broadcasting of information that causes so much harm to any democracy.

  El Baradei Warns About "New Crazies who want to bomb Iran"
comment by Larry Ross
June 3, 2007

Mohammed El Baradei is head of the International Atomic Energy Agency. One of his jobs is to oversee that all states are obeying the terms of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. His inspectors go into countries like Iran, inspect all nuclear facilities and issue reports as to whether Iran is complying with NPT terms and whether or not it has nuclear weapons, or are developing nuclear weapons. They reported that Iran has no nuclear weapons and has no nuclear weapons development programme.


IAEA chief warns of "crazies" seeking Iran war

by Reuters
June 1, 2007

The United Nations nuclear watchdog chief warned on Friday against the "new crazies" advocating military action to halt Iran's nuclear programme and said he did not want to see another war like that in Iraq.
"I wake every morning and see 100 Iraqis, innocent civilians, are dying," International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director Mohamed ElBaradei said in an interview for BBC Radio.
"I have no brief other than to make sure we don't go into another war or that we go crazy into killing each other. You do not want to give additional argument to new crazies who say 'let's go and bomb Iran'," he said in a documentary, excerpts from which were published on the BBC's Web site in advance.

  Torture, Is It Becoming An Accepted Part of the American Lifestyle?
comment by Larry Ross
June 1, 2007

While the polls show that most Americans reject Bushism, there is little questioning, action against, or even awareness of the obvious fascist trends and what might follow.


Dark Secrets at the Front

by Nat Hentoff
May 30, 2007

Prisoners and interrogators are both brutalized in a war that changes who we are.
..."Less than half of other soldiers and Marines (in Iraq) believed that non- combatants should be treated with dignity and respect and well over a third believed that torture should be allowed to save the life of a fellow team member.

  Vonnegut Names Bush & Associates As Psychopathic Personalities
comment by Larry Ross
May 31, 2007

Vonnegut accurately names the Bush medical ailment as that of having a psychopathic personality. This fits Bush and his associates and their behaviour like a glove. They have no guilt for their many lies and no remorse for their crimes. They feel justified in whatever they do. Thus Bush claims he is in communication with God who advises him. This kind of delusion in a 'so-called' Christian country like the US is accepted as perfectly normal. To the true believers this delusion is real and meritorious. It proves Bush is a man of God and is therefore virtuous and heavenly inspired. Bush's followers show that belief reinforces the Bush delusion, thus helping immunize Bush against advice contrary to his own psychopathic wishes and impulses.
Enlightened Americans will have to stop Bush and his associates with impeachment before he can destroy more countries and trigger a World War III.


Book - A Man without a Country

by Kurt Vonnegut

... He's direct in saying what he thinks about the president and his pals ("George W. Bush has gathered around him upper-crust C-students who know no history or geography, plus not-so-closeted white supremacists, . . . plus, most frighteningly, psychopathic personalities, . . . the medical term for smart, personable people who have no consciences"), ...

  The 9/11 Attacks Were Made In The USA
comment by Larry Ross
May 31, 2007

The more I read, the more convinced I am that the 9/11 attacks were an inside job engineered by the Bush Administration. But I would be relieved to be able to change my mind if anyone was able to answer the many questions on our site. They can start with the amazing facts and questions below. This was a major false flag operation that worked well and was believed. It still serves as a launch pad for Bush's 'wars on terror'. Because of his very low popularity and growing public doubts, the Bush Administration will probably launch another convincing 'false flag' like 9/11, then blame Iran as justification to launch his much rumoured attack on Iran. He has marshalled a huge naval strike force of ships and planes off Iran's coast for this purpose.

  Book - Armed Madhouse:
Expanded Paperback Edition Greg Palast
May 31, 2007

From Baghdad to New Orleans--Sordid Secrets and Strange Tales of a White House Gone Wild. Expanded Paperback Edition Greg Palast
BuzzFlash and Greg Palast go back a long way, right back to the stolen 2000 election.
Palast was the only journalist who did the hard work of proving how the Bushevik felon purge in Florida stole tens of thousands votes from Gore. You see, Palast is University of Chicago trained and knows statistics. He was dead on accurate about the theft of the 2000 election from Gore -- and he's been on the heels of the corrupt Republicans, robber barons, and Enron-inspired corporate thieves, among others, throughout the seven year history of BuzzFlash.

  Refugees from Iraq
comment by Larry Ross
May 29, 2007

The continuous destruction and killing of Iraqis (655,000 so far) by the Americans both openly and covertly through their militias is yet more evidence of the scale of the war crimes being committed by the Bush Administration and their illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq since 2003. All the excuses and lies of the Bush Administration to justify this illegal behaviour have been exposed again and again. There is no reason whatsoever for the Bush Administration to continue to impose this genocide on the Iraqi people. But Instead of leaving, Bush is spinning endless new lies to justify continuing his butchery of the innocents.


Operation Freedom From Iraqis

by Frank Rich
May 27, 2007

"Iraqis are clamoring to get out of Iraq . Two million have fled so far and nearly two million more have been displaced within the country. (That's a total of some 15 percent of the population.) Save the Children reported this month that Iraq's child-survival rate is falling faster than any other nation's. Yet for all the words President Bush has lavished on Darfur and AIDS in Africa, there has been a deadly silence from him about what's happening in the country he gave 'God's gift of freedom.' It's easy to see why," says Frank Rich.

  Will NZ Become A US Fascist State?
comment by Larry Ross
May 29, 2007

The following exposure shows very unhealthy trends - that spies are being infiltrated into environmental and peace groups and that all their records, emails, personnel and plans are being catalogued and acted on by those employing the spies.  We don't know what is being done with these records; whether government agencies are given access to them, and whether the activists involved are now listed as people to watch by government agencies. These questions should be investigated and vigorous action taken to stop and expose any such actions. We cannot expect to have a free, questioning, morally-involved and acting society if people are intimidated into silence by such fascist threats.


'I was paid to betray protesters'

May 27, 2007

The tactics by Thompson & Clark Investigations are believed to be a first for New Zealand and have shocked the groups and civil rights supporters, who have demanded answers from the government about taxpayer-funded spying.


Finding the enemy within

May 27, 2007

An Auckland private investigation firm is paying agents to infiltrate and spy on environmental, peace and anti-vivisection groups for its clients, including state-owned enterprise Solid Energy.

  Preparations To make War On Iran
comment by Larry Ross
May 27, 2007

Hugh Scott's piece was a comment on the article which follows, I felt it should also be featured as it is so good and to the point.
Bush could start a war with Iran anytime with a surprise pre-emptive strike, perhaps nuclear as mentioned by several informed commentators. He may not wait until 2008. Bush will need some kind of event or manufactured provocation he can use to justify a sudden attack.


by Hugh Scott

May 26, 2007

I'm convinced President Bush will order the bombing of Iran's nuclear facilties in 2008, - for three reasons. .....
....The big question then becomes, will Gen. Pace act like an American patriot instead of a White House lapdog and declare the Oval Office order unconstitutional – i.e. an act of war without the approval of Congress?  We had all better pray he does.

  Right Wing Itches to Strike Iran
May 26, 2007

The hard right in the U.S. has tried to exploit the arrest of Middle East scholar Haleh Esfandiari to create a reason for America's conservatives to attack Iran.
Beyond the simple human rights considerations, there are two other aspects of this grim matter that deserve mention. First is the way in which the intellectual elite in this country pick and choose their battles. Haleh Esfandiari, whom I know, certainly deserves the protest being stirred on her behalf. But we have many cases of abuse of freedom of travel and speech -- some committed by the U.S. government -- that gain little notice. Why some and not others? To some extent, the protest in effect reflects U.S. policy preferences and the drumbeat of anti-Iran media coverage in this country.

  Exposure of US Empire in US Congress
comment by Larry Ross
May 27, 2007

Rep. Jim McDermott has done a great service for all Americans by exposing in Congress how the US acting through its State Department and the C.I.A. overthrew the democratically-elected Mossedagh government in Iran in 1953. He exposed that now the Bush regime has authorised the C.I.A. to do it again. I have included 3 of the very excellent comments on this article that follow this article. 

  Representative Confronts American Empire on House Floor
by Jim McDermott
May 26, 2007

Editor's note: After a week that saw Democrats cave to the White House in the worst possible way on Iraq, we thought this speech, offered on the House floor by Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wa., last Wednesday, was worth highlighting. In a brief, five-minute commentary, McDermott does something almost unheard of in Washington: He looks at an issue in its larger historical context instead of pretending it just sprung up overnight like mushrooms after a rainfall.
Mr. Speaker: This president and vice president have vowed to repeat the mistakes of history, and they have put into motion a plan to do just that in Iran, even as the House is about to send the president a box of blank checks for Iraq, against the will of the American people.

  Al Gore: Drive for Global Domination Puts US in Greater Danger
comment by Larry Ross
May 26, 2007

This is a great speech by Al Gore who won the popular vote for US President in 2,000 and should have been declared President.
There would have been no Iraq war, and no plans for war on Iran or other states. The terrorist threat would have been dealt with in far different and much more effective ways by co-operating with other governments, and their police to catch and punish the genuine terrorists. The enormously wasteful war expenditures would be non-existent. There would be no threat to the American people or Constitution from a power-mad Administration taking away American civil liberties while it is "trying to impose global domination" according to Al Gore.
I think if Gore ran for President in 2008, he would win many more votes than in 2000 and end up as US President. No other acceptable Democratic candidate could expect to come close to the majority Gore would get.

  A Drive for Global Domination Has Put Us in Greater Danger
by Al Gore
May 24, 2007

Moral authority, which is our greatest source of strength, has been recklessly put at risk by this wilful president.
The pursuit of "dominance" in foreign policy led the Bush administration to ignore the UN, to do serious damage to our most important alliances, to violate international law, and to cultivate the hatred and contempt of many in the rest of the world. The seductive appeal of exercising unconstrained unilateral power led this president to interpret his powers under the constitution in a way that brought to life the worst nightmare of the founders. Any policy based on domination of the rest of the world not only creates enemies for the US and recruits for al-Qaida, but also undermines the international cooperation that is essential to defeating terrorists who wish to harm and intimidate America. Instead of "dominance", we should be seeking pre-eminence in a world where nations respect us and seek to follow our leadership and adopt our values.

  Gore's "Assault" Makes His Case for an Open Market of Ideas
by Jim Sleeper
May 23, 2007

Lots of former Bush boosters have been in damage-control mode ever since the spotlights of "shock and awe" that they focused on Iraqis and American liberals began turning back on them. Some even associate themselves retroactively with the early war skepticism and genuine contrition of William F. Buckley Jr., who wrote recently, "If I knew then what I know now about what kind of situation we would be in, I would have opposed the [Iraq] war."

  War: Beginning or Ending?
comment by Larry Ross
May 25, 2007

Although the majority of Americans are against the war in Iraq, and disapprove of Bush's handling of it, there are many indicators that war tragedies and perhaps much great disasters are just beginning.

  Poll Shows Opposition to Iraq War at All-Time High
by Dalia Sussman
May 24, 2007

Americans now view the war in Iraq more negatively than at any time since the war began, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
Six in 10 Americans surveyed say the United States should have stayed out of Iraq, and more than three in four say that things are going badly there - including nearly half who say things are going very badly, the poll found.

  US Prepares for War On Iran
comment by Larry Ross
May 25, 2007

These new US nuclear-permissive doctrines are the greatest threat to human existence ever conceived. Yet they are packaged and sold to the public by an ever-willing media, as a perfectly normal development.  Once nuclear weapons are used, escalation can quickly follow as more nuclear weapon nations become involved. A sudden, unexpected 'out-of-the-blue' nuclear weapon strike is one of the characteristics of a pre-emptive nuclear war. The theory behind it is to catch the target nation off-guard and destroy it's weapons before it can retaliate.

  The Fire Next Time
May 24, 2007

The extent of the United States predicament across the Middle East, and the policies being introduced to meet it, is increasing the risk of a crisis with Iran. The nature of the predicament is reflected in the decision to send additional military personnel to Afghanistan as well as Iraq, and in new priorities for equipment geared to counterinsurgency.

  Top Republican Condemns Bush and Republican Party
by Paul Craig Roberts
May 23, 2007

.....In the opening years of the 21st century the Republicans have made it clear that they are willing to sacrifice the US Constitution and Bill of Rights in order to wage “war against terrorism.” This willingness makes the Republican Party a more dangerous threat to Americans than Muslim terrorists. Muslim terrorists cannot destroy our country's reputation, trash our civil liberties and wreck our system of accountable government, but the Republican Party has done a thorough job of it.


Bush Authorizes New Covert Action Against Iran

by Brian Ross and Richard Esposito    ABC News
May 22, 2007

The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert "black" operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com.
The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the subject, say President Bush has signed a "nonlethal presidential finding" that puts into motion a CIA plan that reportedly includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran's currency and international financial transactions.

  American Empire: Ending or Beginning?
comment by Larry Ross
May 18, 2007

Chalmers Johnson is an eminent US historian and gives us a comprehensive look at the American Empire today. In any kind of a normal world run by normal human beings with some established values and standards, the present disastrous trends would continue. Bush and his Republicans would be overwhelmingly voted out of office in 2008. But this is not a normal world and the Bush regime is run by people with few or no values and standards.

  Can We End the American Empire Before It Ends Us?
by Chalmers Johnson
May 18, 2007

I According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll , released on April 26, 2007, some 78% of Americans believe their country to be headed in the wrong direction. Only 22% think the Bush administration's policies make sense, the lowest number on this question since October 1992, when George H. W. Bush was running for a second term -- and lost. What people don't agree on are the reasons for their doubts and, above all, what the remedy -- or remedies -- ought to be.

comment by Larry Ross
May 17, 2007

It's amazing that Fidel Castro managed to survive all the US assassination attempts to kill him. Castro has introduced many reforms in all fields, particularly free health and educational services. Rather than earning US approval, this has not diminished US government and media demonization of Cuba or US sanctions against it. It makes one wonder how long Hugo Chavez of Venezuela will survive if US tries similar assassination attempts on him. Like Castro defeating a US-based dictatorship, Chavez has also defied the US by his crime of nationalising Venezuela 's oil for Venezuelans. Given the record of US installed and supported military dictatorships in Latin America, will the Bush regime, or those that may take over the Bush mantle, go back to this strategy?

  The book - 634 WAYS TO KILL FIDEL CASTRO by Fabián Escalante

The Secret War series In a highly readable and informative style, Fabián Escalante reviews over four decades of attempts to kill Fidel Castro—involving weapons that ranged from exploding cigars and poison pens to grenades and bazookas. As the former director of Cuban counterintelligence, Escalante played a significant role in frustrating many of these assassination plans, made by the CIA and the Mafia under a project codenamed "Executive Action." Although melodramatic and at times quite comical, these plots were deadly serious—and illegal, as subsequent U.S. government inquiries such as the 1975 Church Commission concluded.

  Cheney's Iraq War Oil Agenda
comment by Larry Ross
May 17, 2007

Two of the important US objectives in the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq is to build permanent military bases in Iraq to act as a centre of US military activities in the region, and occupation of the country, and to secure a permanent share of Iraq 's oil for US corporations. By sheer brutality, wanton destruction, mass murder (655,000 dead), torture and imprisonment of Iraqis they are achieving their goals. That 26 million Iraqis live there and own the country is an inconvenient reality that the Bush Administration is dealing with in its own usual way. By the creation and use of death squads (the Salvador option) and orchestrating an Iraqi civil war, they can create the kind of chaos they need to justify to Americans that 'we must stay in Iraq to help our allies defeat the evil al-Qaeda terrorists'.

  Cheney's Agenda in Baghdadb and Beyond
by Carl Bloice
May 17, 2007

Something really momentous took place inside Iraq's Green Zone last week and if you're looking for a full report on it in the U.S. major media save yourself the trouble. As far as they are concerned, the fact that over half of Iraq's parliament joined in a call for setting a withdrawal date of the “coalition” force from their country, it was a non-event worthy of scant or belated mention. Likewise was the story of how the Senate in Afghanistan voted the same day to call for the exodus of the occupation forces from that country as well. Some major newspapers have yet to record that fact.

  Free Leonard Peltier Now
comment by Larry Ross
May 16, 2007

This article and eloquent appeal is directed at non-white people, but applies just as much to whites. That is why I've circulated it - so people can better understand some of the unsavoury aspects of so-called ' Western Civilization'. The article also helps us understand the horrific US-originated Vietnam quagmire, and today's quagmire in Iraq . The mass deception by most Western leaders today, and the war-lie propaganda of our mass media, is one reason why so few people are informed and therefore why people allow our unprovoked wars against others to continue.
Leonard Peltier is a heroic American Indian, imprisoned for 30 years for a crime he did not commit. Free Leonard Peltier Now!

  Time for Justice and the Rejection of Genicide
by Larry Pinkney
May 16, 2007

Notwithstanding the unspeakable atrocities of the African holocaust, slavery, lynchings, and ongoing disenfranchisement of Black people in America, perhaps no other people have suffered such despicably horrible and repugnant exploitation, degradation and genocide as have our indigenous native "Indian" brothers and sisters at the hands of the conquering Europeans, who subsequently formed the deceitful, land thieving, and hypocritical nation which has come to be known as the United States of America. Just as the necessary and legitimate struggle by Black people in America for justice, reparations, and equality continues and intensifies, so it is that the legitimate and closely related struggles of and by Red and Brown peoples continue unabated on this continent.

  Peace Lovers & Activists - see who has been fighting for your freedom
comment by Larry Ross
May 16, 2007

Bertrand Russell has always been my favourite philosopher. I corresponded with him on war/peace issues from Canada in 1961 and continued in New Zealand from 1962, on the Vietnam War. I was honoured when he asked me to form the Australasian Branch of The Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation which I did until about 1968. I admire this great man who is an example of what we can become. He was willing to act for his principles and go to jail for peace actions at age 90. He was a humanist and rationalist, who believed man evolved and was the author of his own destiny with no divine intervention. The Fight For Peace Continues

  Letter to the Editor - Kiwi judge calls Blair a criminal
May 15, 2007

Congratulations on your May 13 article by Irene Chapple on Justice Thomas's statements on Blair as a war criminal, as by association are others, such as the George Bush Administration. The Bush/Blair deceptions to gain support before launching their illegal war on Iraq are one of the major crimes of our era.

  Kiwi judge calls Blair a criminal
by Irene Chapple
May 13, 2007

A New Zealand Supreme Court judge has launched a blistering attack on outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair, effectively calling him a war criminal for his role in the Iraq conflict.
Justice Ted Thomas, who retired last year but still presides over ongoing cases, told the Sunday Star-Times yesterday that Blair "deceived Cabinet, parliament and the British people" over the war.

  War Crimes
by Ken Coates
May, 2007

‘Tony Blair's contempt for Middle Eastern lives has already been adequately demonstrated in Iraq and Lebanon . His lack of genuine concern for British servicemen is demonstrated by his steadfast refusal to meet even one parent of a dead British serviceman or woman killed in the wars he created.'

  US Commanding Gen. Batiste (ret.) Criticises Bush
comment by Larry Ross
May 14, 2007

General Batiste says to Bush: "...you did not listen. You continue to pursue a failed strategy that is breaking our great Army and Marine Corps....you have placed our nation in peril. Our only hope is that Congress will act now to protect our fighting men and women". He said to US Senators "protect America not George Bush".

  General Dicontent
by Jake Tapper
May 9, 2007

In an act of defiance perhaps not seen since President Truman fired Gen. Douglas MacArthur, today the anti-war veterans group VoteVets.org, which has been influential with Capitol Hill Democrats, is launching a half-million-dollar TV ad campaign featuring Maj Gen John Batiste (Ret.), former commanding general of the first infantry division in Iraq.    

  Clarke Says Bush's 'Anti-terror' Wars and Bombings Produce Muslim Hatred and Boost Terrorism
May 11, 2007

This appeal is from General Wesley Clark's website. It is unusual to have a 4-Star US General campaigning to prevent a war.
He certainly has an illustrious record as head of NATO attacking the Serbian invasion of Kosovo.  I think his accusations against Iran are quite wrong, but he is condemning the Bush regime's push for a war with Iran. He is advocating peaceful discussions with Iran with a view to resolving differences. He is recommending people take action to help bring this about. All this is good and should be supported. People may disagree with Clark on many points, as I do, but we are lucky to have him on the side of peace when the Bush Administration is working toward a catastrophic war with Iran.

  Clarke: Time to Undo Iraq Mistake
by Howard Buck
May 8, 2007

Richard A. Clarke, former national security adviser to four presidents including President Bush, said the United States will deal with Iraqi "revenge terrorists" on American soil for the remainder of his years and for the lifespan of many who attended his Clark College appearance Monday evening.
"For as long as I'm alive, there will be Iraqis who hate us," Clarke told about 300 people gathered in the Gaiser Hall Student Center.
In the "battle of ideas" crucial to U.S. success in the Middle East, "We're not only losing, we've never really started," he said.

  Roberts Exposes Iraq War Hoax
comment by Larry Ross
May 2, 2007

Paul Craig Roberts has had an illustrious career, shown following his article below - the latest of many we have posted on our website. It is well worth reading, and reflecting on its dire implications. We live in one of the greatest crisis in history. Today's nuclear weapons arsenals place every man, women and child at risk, particularly from the new permissive nuclear weapons-use doctrines. Unlike histories previous rogue governments limited to a region and its neighbours, the Bush regime's policies and actions can decide the future of mankind in hours. Whether your children live or die depends on the multiple lies and illegal war polices of the Bush regime. Their war on Iraq may soon be followed by a war on Iran, and much more, if the many expert warnings are any indication.  (One example is to Google "US War on Iran". There are 20 million articles)
How long can people be casual, unconcerned or just dismiss this epic tragic drama and unprecedented personal threat to self, family and humanity?

  Bush Has Destroyed Iraq and America
April 30, 2007

Every American who voted Republican shares responsibility for the great evil America has brought to the Middle East.
The evil that America brought to Iraq transcends the tens or hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians who have been killed and maimed in the conflict. The evil goes beyond the destruction of ancient historical artifacts and the civilian infrastructure of a secular state and the decimation of the lives, careers, and families of millions of Iraqis.

  Patriotism: Breeding Ground For War
comment by Larry Ross
May 2, 2007

Every leader who wants his people to support and fight in his wars appeals to their 'patriotism'. He also uses other trigger words and values to invoke patriotic fervour such as "defending our liberties, freedoms and democracy".
He tries to sell the idea that to be ''patriotic' a citizen must accept the leaders definitions of who is the enemy and how he must be defeated.
As George Bush told Americans when he announced his 'war on terror'  "You are either with us or with the terrorists". There are no doubts, questions or choices. To be patriotic means following the leader and accepting his lies.

  One Step To US Dictatorship
comment by Larry Ross
April 30, 2007

A future generation if there is one, and if US democracy ever returns, people will marvel at how easy it was for a small dedicated group of neocons to steal 2 presidential elections and fool and terrify Americans into giving up their democracy and embracing a military dictatorship. It's an amazing but very sad story for the whole human race. Everyone in the world will experience the disastrous consequences. The following article describes how the stage has been set. All that is required is a new Bush war, such as the planned war on Iran.

  Blueprint for Dictatorship - Recent legislation sets us up for tyranny
April 30, 2007

America is headed for a military dictatorship – and recent legislation makes this all but inevitable. Last September, Congress passed the Defense Authorization Act , which empowered the president to declare martial law with very little provocation, namely in the aftermath of a "terrorist attack or incident." Having determined that "the execution of the laws" is hampered by the "incident," the president can unilaterally impose martial law – without the consent of Congress, which need only be informed of the event "as soon as practicable." The only condition attached instructs the president to report to Congress after 14 days, and every 14 days thereafter.

  Ignore This at Our Peril
April 29, 2007

All that is needed as Brzezinski warned is "a staged provocation in Iraq or a false flag terror attack within the US". Given these dire warnings about something that could spiral into a World War III or endless wider wars with disastrous horrific consequences, why do people seem so unconcerned?

  Brzezinski Suggests False Flag Event Could Kick-Start Iran War
by Paul Joseph Watson
February 6, 2007

Former National Security Advisor and founding member of the Trilateral Commission Zbigniew Brzezinski tacitly warned a Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week that an attack on Iran could be launched following a staged provocation in Iraq or a false flag terror attack within the U.S. ...
... Brzezinski was careful to highlight the word "defensive" as if to discount its credibility, suggesting that the Bush White House itself would be behind the attack or provocation and subsequently use it as a pretext for war.

  Our Captive Media - Bill Moyers indicts media reporting in the run-up to war
April 27, 2007

I have to say that watching Bill Moyers' " Buying the War " was quite an experience for me: a kind of vindication, yes, but also, ultimately, quite a depressing experience.
As the editorial director of Antiwar.com , my job is to make sure that we cut through the government propaganda and get at the truth about what is really going on in the world, and during the run-up to the Iraq war we had quite a time of it. The lies were coming so thick, and so fast, that it was all we at Antiwar.com could do to continually refute them , and yet that is precisely what we did. Moyers takes us through the lies , and shows how the "mainstream" media failed to make any critical analysis of the administration's allegations. That job, sadly, was left to us.

  Who IS Slaughtering Iraqis?
April 26, 2007

According to the following article no-one seems to know who is behind the car bombings and other seemingly random slaughter of Iraqis.
What is the purpose and whose interest does this serve?
A thorough and objective investigation is needed by an independent authority not connected to the US the UK or other 'coalition of the willing' illegal invaders. That's right they are all illegal invaders. Previous Sec. Gen. of the UN, Kofi Annan, said the invasion and war was illegal and unjustified as have many other famous commentators. Time does not magically transform this criminal enterprise into a just war or otherwise sanitize it. The war was based solely on lies, false and twisted accusations and assumptions.

  Iraqis Blame U.S. for "Bloody Wednesday"
by Ali Al-Fadhily, IPS News
April 26, 2007

Under the security plans additional troops were brought to Baghdad and most city streets closed. But car bombings, operations by death squads and attacks on U.S. troops continue.
The attacks Wednesday last week took a high casualty among Kurdish workers known to work in that area. Kurds in the north have stayed relatively free of the violence and the sectarian Shia-Sunni killings in the rest of the country. Kurds had supported the U.S.-led invasion four years back.

  Giving Patriotism A Bad Name
April 26, 2007

If people object to Bush's illegal wars, his supporters call them unpatriotic or treasonous. If they protest against Israeli war policies and territorial expansion, they are called anti-Semitic.  Every dictatorship, or democracy engaged in illegal wars has appealed to people's 'patriotism' or love of country, to gain public support for their wars and to suppress criticism. Dictators and their supporters do not consider facts or consequences. In war it is all the way with the leader, no matter, why, where, how or any possible consequences. People who say stop, no, or the war is not justified, are condemned as 'unpatriotic'.

  Fascist America in 10 Easy Steps
April 24, 2007

Naomi Wolf's article, 'steps to fascism in the US' spells out the details of the Bush neocon's assault on American democracy and freedoms. Like our other articles on this subject, this systematic study adds to our valuable collection on this issue. As Bush fascism bites into traditional American freedoms and liberties, and continues with the regime's policy of staging endless perpetual wars based on lies, the world proceeds full steam toward multiple catastrophes.

  Fascist America, in 10 easy steps
by Naomi Wolf
April 24, 2007

From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all.
Last autumn, there was a military coup in Thailand. The leaders of the coup took a number of steps, rather systematically, as if they had a shopping list. In a sense, they did. Within a matter of days, democracy had been closed down: the coup leaders declared martial law, sent armed soldiers into residential areas, took over radio and TV stations, issued restrictions on the press, tightened some limits on travel, and took certain activists into custody. ...
... As difficult as this is to contemplate, it is clear, if you are willing to look, that each of these 10 steps has already been initiated today in the United States by the Bush administration. ...

  Insane Intellectualism Infects US Army
comment by Larry Ross
April 24, 2007

In this long 1997 paper, Major Peters reveals an arrogant self-assured insanity that justifies "a fair amount of killing" in the "perpetual wars" to come. Like many of his fellow psychopaths today in the Bush Administration, the suicidal nuclear potential of modern wars never crosses his mind. He accepts any and all nuclear risks as part of the unconscious background  in which he can give full reign to his primitive militaristic values. The possibility of self-extinction, like the extinction of some 99.5% of all species of life that have ever inhabited earth, never enters his mind or cools his ardour for war. Nor has it in other dictatorships depending on military might to build an empire. To understand the US approach to wars today and their utter lack of principle read this tract. Realise what rational, humane humanity is up against. Rational humane Americans  have been shanghaied into the service of a military-industrial police state.

  Constant Conflict

[A look behind the philosophy and practice of Americas push for domination of the worlds economy and culture. First published From Parameters , Summer 1997, pp. 4-14: US Army War College]
There will be no peace. At any given moment for the rest of our lifetimes, there will be multiple conflicts in mutating forms around the globe. Violent conflict will dominate the headlines, but cultural and economic struggles will be steadier and ultimately more decisive. The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing.
W e have entered an age of constant conflict. Information is at once our core commodity and the most destabilizing factor of our time. Until now, history has been a quest to acquire information; today, the challenge lies in managing information. Those of us who can sort, digest, synthesize, and apply relevant knowledge soar--professionally, financially, politically, militarily, and socially. We, the winners, are a minority.
From US Army War College Quarterly

  War and the Police State: Complicity of the American People
comment by Larry Ross
April 24, 2007

Donna Thorne writes below, a penetrating analysis with warnings about Bush's imposition of a police state on Americans in the name of protecting US freedom and democracy.
More Americans now believe that their democratic America has come under the control of a criminal conspiracy, with a genius for persuading people that 'black is white' - 'war is peace' and 'self-imposed slavery today will guarantee freedom tomorrow'. In short George Orwell's book "1984" has come to full flower in the USA today.

  War and the Police State: Complicity of the American People
by Donna J. Thorne
April 23, 2007

In this era of perpetual warfare, escalating domestic tyranny, government-sanctioned torture, and a Nazi-like pursuit of Middle-East domination, one would expect, at the very least, an audible outcry from the People who proclaim resolute devotion to the ideals of liberty and justice for all. Yet for the most part, Mainstream America continues to assume a posture of apathy, bitterness, or eery silence.

  Preparing US-UK Publics To Support Attack on Iran
comment by Larry Ross
April 22, 2007

The following article in the London Times is a good example of US-UK collaboration in planting false stories to justify an attack on Iran. Tony Blair is probably staying in office as a trusted US war collaborator until sometime after the US launches the attack. The comments following the article are most valuable in pointing out how closely this false story is to the ones the UK used to justify the Bush-Blair illegal war on Iraq. M15 and other intelligence agencies in the UK and US are now an integral part of the US-UK deception campaign......
Just as the Germans believed Hitler's lies, so the US-UK publics are likely to believe really 'big lies' about Iran. Murdock is the man to give these lies to the people using the London Times.
Some newspapers in New Zealand are playing a similar role, often choosing to reprint blatant propaganda stories from the Murdock paper, in preference to more balanced comment and objective real news stories, such as one sees in The Guardian or Independent.

  Al-Qaeda‘planning big British attack'
April 22, 2007

AL-QAEDA leaders in Iraq are planning the first “large-scale” terrorist attacks on Britain and other western targets with the help of supporters in Iran, according to a leaked intelligence report.   - We have seen these before too!
Spy chiefs warn that one operative had said he was planning an attack on “a par with Hiroshima and Nagasaki” in an attempt to “shake the Roman throne”, a reference to the West.
Another plot could be timed to coincide with Tony Blair stepping down as prime minister, an event described by Al-Qaeda planners as a “change in the head of the company”.               But - Who is doing this plotting and timing?

  Physicists Warn Bush Not To Use Nuclear Weapons against Iran
April 22, 2007

The Physicists letter, although published in 2006, deserves more consideration. These are the experts who created the bomb and warn of the dire consequences of its use.
If nuclear weapons are used against Iran, there is a danger of an escalation to global war and the use of the 8-9 nuclear weapon arsenals.
There are enough nuclear weapons to equal 200,000 times the power of the Hiroshima bomb. Potentially that is enough to kill 200 billion people.
That's a huge overkill potential, as there are only 6 billion people on the planet. But still governments are spending huge sums to create and refine a variety of evermore powerful nuclear and hydrogen weapons, and now space weapons. Where and when does it end?

  Prominent US Physicists Send Letter to President Bush
by Kim McDonald, Physorg.com
April 17, 2006

Thirteen of the nation's most prominent physicists have written a letter to President Bush, calling U.S. plans to reportedly use nuclear weapons against Iran "gravely irresponsible" and warning that such action would have "disastrous consequences for the security of the United States and the world."
The physicists include five Nobel laureates, a recipient of the National Medal of Science and three past presidents of the American Physical Society, the nation's preeminent professional society for physicists.

  US Republican Party Only 30% Support
comment by Larry Ross
April 21, 2007

Long Time Republican tells about the deterioration of his old Party the rise of Bush 'brown shirt' fascism and the parlous state of affairs inside America.
It's information everyone should know - not just in the US. Because if the Bush regime survives, and tricks the public into supporting a war on Iran, its fascist tendencies are likely to expand and reach eventually reach into the politics of other countries. This is another important reason to stop Bush. The most important reason is that if he starts another larger war in the Middle East - Iran - and others later, he could easily trigger a world war III. He must be impeached for his crimes and lies, before he goes on to commit far worse crimes such as endless, expanding wars.

  The Party of Brownshirts
by Paul Craig Roberts
April 16, 2007

Neoconservatives have turned the Republican Party into a Brownshirt Party. 
Look at the evidence.  While real patriots flee the party, the remaining supporters cling to power by asserting dictatorial dominance for President Bush.  The Republican Attorney General denies that the US Constitution provides habeas corpus protection to American citizens.  Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney, Republican candidates for the 2008 presidential campaign, believe the president has the power to imprison US citizens indefinitely without warrants or trials.  The “conservative” Federalist Society favors concentrating more power in the executive. Neoconservative ideologues claim the right to impose American hegemony over all others--especially over Muslims. 

  Shootings at Virginia Tech
comment by Larry Ross
April 21, 2007

This statement from the International Action Centre sums up why the US social climate of violence, crime and widespread use and possession of guns, contributed to the decision of the mentally disturbed Korean-American youth to resort to violence against schoolmates and himself. Given the statistical frequency of violent outbursts from some mentally disturbed people, more incidents like this are inevitable. There would be less of them if American culture was reformed to emphasise positive, constructive values and entertainment. The present diet of evermore violent and perverted crime and murder does not help create a peaceful culture that resolves differences and disputes by negotiation and compromise.

  Why Virginia Tech shootings happened (find link on right of page)
A Statement from the International Action Center
April 17, 2007

I Yet another rampage has occurred at a school, this time leaving 33 people dead at Virginia Tech—the worst such incident ever at a U.S. college campus.
The news media seem stunned and surprised, yet their coverage sounds so similar to the stories about Columbine eight years ago. They dwell on the personality of the young man the police say did the shooting, before killing himself. They talk about him being a “loner,” depressed, perhaps angry at women. (

  Will You Dare To Look Back?
comment by Larry Ross
April 21, 2007

Wow !!!! Sheila Samples, ex-US Army Public Information Officer, spells out awful truths of the evil that has taken over the US and runs it like a Mafia fiefdom and worse, far, far worse.
It comes from the: 'Move On' peace organization in the US. See http://pol.moveon.org/videovets/   and http://Bombshelter.org If you are ready to be shocked, read it and let me know what you think. Is she right or not? email Larry at : webenquiry@nuclearfree.org.nz
Should we, and can we, do something to help stop this evil? Or should we do nothing and pretend it isn't happening?

  DARE TO LOOK BACK: Damned if we don't
April 17, 2007

I cannot recall a single day since Vulcans' Godfather James Baker sent his thuggish henchman John Bolton to Florida's Palm Beach County to screw up the vote count that has not been filled with horror, anger, shame -- despair. On Dec. 9, 2000 -- three days before the Florida deadline -- the US Republic shuddered on its axis when Bolton crashed through the doors of a Tallahassee library where Miami-Dade ballots were being recounted and shouted triumphantly -- "I'm with the Bush-Cheney team, and I'm here to stop the count!"
In that instant we lost most of what had taken more than two centuries to build. In one fell swoop, Americans were thrust into the mire of an Orwellian World spinning out of control on the other side of the Looking Glass. What a tragedy -- not that so many failed to realize their government had just been seized in a coup de'etat -- but that the few who did refused to acknowledge it.

  Manufacturing War Propaganda 
comment by Larry Ross
April 21, 2007

Tom Engelhardt presents a very useful record of Bush Administration changing propaganda during the 4 year war on Iraq.  However he omits to mention the vital and ominous new element in Bush propaganda. That is the blaming of Iran for helping and arming 'the terrorists in Iraq'. Bush is desperately looking for a scapegoat to blame for his Iraq quagmire and Iran is it.  Iran is Bush's ultimate war target. He is demonising Iran as well as blaming Iran for causing the failure of his illegal war on Iraq. This will give him the invented excuses he needs to justify a war on Iran. Most of Congress and the US public now believe that Iran is a nuclear threat to the US, as they believed Iraq was a nuclear threat before Bush started a war against this country in 2003. They have a very short memory span in the US, and it's getting shorter. So it is easy for the Bush regime to fool them repeatedly with the same kind of lies. Engelhardt shows how Bush tries to wipe the public's 'memory slate' clean each time he invents new terminology to cover his failures in Iraq.

  The Devil's Dictionary of War in Iraq: Words to Die For ... or a New Dawn in Baghdad?
by Tom Engelhardt
April 17, 2007

... Like all wars, the "war in Iraq" or "Iraq war" -- it's never gained the double caps of the Korean or Vietnam Wars -- has also been a war of words. From "homeland" and "unlawful combatant" to "extraordinary rendition" and "Global War on Terror" (aka: World War IV or the Long War), never has an administration reached more often for its dictionaries to create pretzled words and phrases. Its war in Iraq has been no exception. But recently there's been a change, hardly noticed by anyone. The administration's familiar war vocabulary and imagery, which hung in there so remarkably long, has finally disappeared down the memory hole. So many images, tailored for home-front consumption, each meant to help give just a little more time to an increasingly embattled administration, have in recent months disappeared.

  Orwell Quotes Describe Creeping Fascism in the US
April 17, 2007

Orwell's quotes sum up so much of what is happening today in the US as the Bush regime pursues its imperial warpath toward global domination. This is sustained and facilitated by developing a militaristic fascist state at home. One example is that the policies and actions of the Bush Administration must be presented to the public as moral and just and in line with US values such as "freedom, democracy, liberty etc".

  Thanks to ICH for Quotes from George Orwell

Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind:

  "All Options are on the Table"
April 13, 2007

Each of the Democratic Presidential candidates are willing to launch a  nuclear war on Iran, as indicated by their comments below, supposedly to prevent them from making nuclear weapons. However I cannot believe that these three leading Democratic candidates for the US Presidency do not know simple well-established and easily verified facts on Iran.

  Awful Truth About Hillary, Barack, John... and Whitewash
by Norman Solomon
April 12, 2007

.... A year ago, writing in the New Yorker, journalist Seymour Hersh reported: “One of the military's initial option plans, as presented to the White House by the Pentagon this winter, calls for the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, against underground nuclear sites.”
For a presidential candidate to proclaim that all “options” should be on the table while dealing with Iran is a horrific statement. It signals willingness to threaten -- and possibly follow through with -- first use of nuclear weapons. This raises no eyebrows among Washington's policymakers and media elites because it is in keeping with longstanding U.S. foreign-policy doctrine.


Iraq May Be the Greatest Crisis of Modern Times

Comment by Larry Ross
April 13, 2007

All I can say about Pilger's article "Iraq May Be The Greatest Crisis of Modern Times" is Amen, how right he is. Let us hope that Pilger will cut through public apathy and awaken people who so far, have refused to be concerned. Just about everyone in the developed countries march happily and deliberately unaware, toward Bush's final Armageddon death camps, denying the unthinkable reality with every step.
So did the Jews, as they marched into Hitler's death camps. Most Jews just couldn't believe that they and their families were to become victims of the most diabolical evil ever conceived by man. It is the same today, but the reality is well-camouflaged because we are still able to continue life as usual - for the moment.

  Iran may be the greatest crisis of modern times
by John Pilger
April 12, 2007

In a cover piece for the New Statesman, John Pilger evokes the memory of Germans 'looking from the side' at Bergen-Belsen to describe the challenge facing us in the West as the Bush/Blair 'long war' becomes 'perhaps the greatest crisis of modern times'.
.... And yet there is a surreal silence, save for the noise of “news” in which our powerful broadcasters gesture cryptically at the obvious but dare not make sense of it, lest the one-way moral screen erected between us and the consequences of an imperial foreign policy collapse and the truth be revealed. John Bolton, formerly Bush's man at the United Nations, recently spelled out the truth: that the Bush-Cheney-Blair plan for the Middle East is an agenda to maintain division and instability. In other words, bloodshed and chaos equals control. He was referring to Iraq, but he also meant Iran.

  Exposing Guantanamo and David Hicks
April 11, 2007

The Bush regime has a criminal strategy of labelling anyone they choose, who they claim opposes their illegal attack and occupation of foreign countries, as an "enemy combatant". These people are usually completely innocent of such ridiculous charges. They can then be seized from anywhere in the world, imprisoned and tortured indefinitely without charge or trial at Guantanamo Bay or any other of a number of prisons in US client countries with a reputation for torture. Whether they are innocent or guilty of such trumped up unacceptable charges does not matter to the Bush regime.

  Land of the free, home of the War on Terrorism
by William Blum
April 8, 2007

"They told us this was one of the world's worst terrorists, and he got the sentence of a drunken driver," said Ben Wizner, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, referring to David Hicks, a 31-year-old Australian who in a plea bargain with a US military court will serve nine months in prison, largely in Australia. ... "If the United States were not ashamed of its conduct, it wouldn't hide behind a gag order," said Wizner.)

  "We Are Closer To Armageddon Than Ever Before"
April 9, 2007

.... My own observation is that the US mass media hardly ever mentions the danger of nuclear weapons anymore. The media are inferring that new US nuclear policies are perfectly normal and acceptable, so people seem to accept them. These are that the US can use nuclear weapons in conventional war situations and that the President may wage a pre-emptive nuclear war against any nation on any flimsy grounds he may supply.

  The Nobel Peace Prize nominee on nukes, global warming, and why we're closer to Armageddon than ever
by Kevin Uhrich

Dr. Helen Caldicott has been advocating her own inconvenient truth for over a quarter-century, but her battle against nuclear power and nuclear weapons is still as controversial – and as necessary – as it has ever been. While Oscar-winning presumptive president Al Gore was still a congressman from Tennessee, and voting on what was then the largest military buildup in history, Caldicott was warning of the risks posed by both the nuclear arms race being orchestrated by the Reagan administration and the continued use of commercial nuclear power in communities around the United States.

  Preventing War on Iran
April 7, 2007

Noam Chomsky gives an excellent analysis of the crisis, and how the US is building up fake accusations and justifications for war with Iran as it did to make war on Iraq in 2003.
He then offers a brilliant analysis of logical steps toward peace which would be supported by world public opinion as indicated in public opinion polls.
But I doubt if this brilliant solution will be allowed by those who control the power to wage wars and thereby destroy our world. They are on a collision course with Iran in pursuit of their vision of global domination, including control of the world's oil resources.

  Chomsky: Preventing War with Iran
by Noam Chomsky
April 6, 2007

... The results of an attack on Iran could be horrendous. After all, according to a recent study of "the Iraq effect" by terrorism specialists Peter Bergen and Paul Cruickshank, using government and Rand Corporation data, the Iraq invasion has already led to a seven-fold increase in terror. The "Iran effect" would probably be far more severe and long-lasting. British military historian Corelli Barnett speaks for many when he warns that "an attack on Iran would effectively launch World War III."

  Bush Regime Worsens Guantanamo Bay Conditions
April 6, 2007

Guantanamo Bay and similar US prisons in countries using torture, are an important part of the Bush regime's plan for US global domination.
The destruction of civil rights, habeas corpus, imprisonment with our charge or trial, torture, rendition and murder are indications that Bush is introducing fascist-type controls in the US.
Guantanamo Bay and similar US prisons are established to spread hatred and fear of the US , make new enemies and terrorise the world's population.

  Guantanamo conditions 'worsening'
BBC News
April 4, 2007

Conditions for detainees at the US military jail at Guantanamo Bay are deteriorating, with the majority held in solitary confinement, a report says.
"Some inmates are dangerously close to full-blown mental and physical breakdown" - UK director Kate Allen Amnesty International

  WTC 7 Demolition on 9//11
April 5 , 2007

The following was one of the many comments after an article on AlterNet about Rosie O'Donnell, a well-known American comedienne, by Joshua Holland. Rosie had some very valid observations and doubts about the official story on 9/11, especially the destruction of the 3rd building - WTC 7. AlterNet writer Joshua Holland does not like doubts expressed about the official 9/11 story, claiming such doubts devalue the criticisms of Bush's wars. So he rubbished her doubts, while carefully skirting the demolition theory on the destruction of WTC 7. 
In declaring doubts on 9/11 to be ' off-limits', if not crazy 'conspiracy theories' Holland reveals his mental limitations.
Prof David Ray Griffin's new book: "Debunking the Debunker" exposes the flaws in the Popular Mechanics defence of the official story. Joshua Holland, if he is sincere, would probably change his views on the official 9/11 story if he could bring himself to read this book.

  Hiding behind Popular Mechanics, Mr. Holland?
Posted by: LeftWright
April 4, 2007

There has yet to be an official explanation regarding the destruction of WTC 7. The unofficial quasi-government explanations have been thoroughly debunked . If anyone has not seen the video of WTC 7, I highly recommend you google it and watch it. While watching it keep in mind that the destruction of this building shows ALL eleven signs of a textbook controlled demolition, which are:
Sudden Onset: In controlled demolition, the onset of the collapse is sudden. ....

  The Beginning of the End for Bushism?
April 5 , 2007

Alberto Gonzales has been Bush's lawyer for a long time, and acted for him in many ways. So Bush made him US Attorney-General where he has acted for Bush ever since, and covered up his crimes. Now there is the chance of exposure under oath, and the trail goes to Bush's door.
Exposure could lead to impeachment. Naturally Bush and his scheming neocons will do everything in their power to prevent this.
As Beimhart suggests "they may even start a new war".

  Prosecutor Scandal Is the Beginning of Bush's End
by Larry Beinhart
April 4, 2007

About a year from now, pundits and instant historians will point back at the firing of the federal prosecutors and say, "That's where the impeachment began." I'm glad that it began with, or at least around, Alberto.
The attorney general takes an oath to uphold the constitution and execute the law. When controversial matters come up, his role, traditionally, is often to be the guy who says, "We can't do that, it's against the law."

  One Israel - Palestine State?
April 4 , 2007

Israel has become a fascist-military state using the threat of its nuclear weapons to wage wars and expand into neighbouring territories such as Palestine.  It uses a string of lies, staged events and false accusations to justify these expansionist steps and fool its own people. One of it's formulas to stifle criticism is to accuse any critics as "anti-Semitic" or "anti-Jewish". Its prime target is Iran - a non-nuclear weapon nation that could not be a threat to Israel with it's arsenal of some 200-400 nuclear weapons. Nevertheless, the power of Israeli lies and war propaganda is great and dominates the media in Israel. As a result the majority of Israelis believe the false propaganda and support military action against Iran.

  Controversial historian to quit Israel for UK
April 1, 2007

Ilan Pappe, a senior lecturer in the University of Haifa's Department of Political Science, says he is moving to the UK because it is "increasingly difficult to live in Israel" with his "unwelcome views and convictions."

  Atomic War And the Death Of Reason
April 2, 2007

This article spells out a reality of Bushism that few people have grasped. The erosion of social values, standards, disarmament and arms control treaties has been systematic since the beginning of the Bush reign in 2000.  Bush, the cowboy barbarian, is destroying our civilization. The general acceptance of the firing of honest men, and the hiring or cronies, often criminals, by the Bush regime is an indicator. The burying of scandals, the tortures, the false imprisonments of anyone, anywhere. The most frightening and stupefying aspect is how easily people have adapted to the new climate of unreason.

  Cryptocracy, Atomic War & the Death of Reason

  If the first casualty of war is the truth, then reason must be its first prisoner. Leave it to Americans to escalate the battlefield of the mind to an Orwellian level of shock therapy. Glued to our mind screens for the majority of our waking hours, we have become the audience at a global coliseum, cheering for enemy blood and applauding billion-dollar bombs bursting in air. Reason? Logic? Truth? Those were sold to the highest bidder long ago, to pay for the most monstrous killing machines ever created and our raging addiction to chemical energy.

  So Many Threats - Even Asteroids
April 1 , 2007

So many factors threaten human existence. .... One would think that such warnings from top people, who know from the inside, would result in remedial behaviour from rational human beings who wish to live and want their children and other human beings to continue to live on our planet. But it is not so.

  Will Humanity go the Way of the Dinosaur?
by Robert B. Reich
March 31, 2007

According to a new report from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, some 100,000 asteroids and comets routinely pass between the Sun and the Earth's orbit. About 20,000 of these orbit close enough to us that they could one day hit the Earth and destroy a major city.
But the really worrying news from NASA is that over a thousand of these things are large enough (almost a mile wide in diameter) and their orbits close enough to us as to pose a real potential hazard of crashing into the Earth with enough force to end most life on this planet. Scientists think this is what killed off the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago.


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