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...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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"War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death,"

The new documentary film, based on Norman Solomon's book of the same title, is being released directly to DVD in mid-June. For information about the full-length movie, produced by the Media Education Foundation and narrated by Sean Penn, go to: .


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.


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?

by Karen Kwiatkowski
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.


Debunking Lies To Stop US War On Iran

comment by Larry Ross
August 21, 2007

Here is an excellent radio interview with a top US anti-war activist - Scott Horton.
All the issues are covered - Bush's lies for war are debunked - how End Times Christian Fundamentalist want an Armageddon battle in the middle east and are a powerful force in the US -- how Dick Cheney is as great a threat as George Bush and may get his way to bomb Iran. If you click at the bottom you can get another interview with Ron Paul, one of the few honest politicians left in Washington and one of the best opponents of the plan to start a war with Iran . These are great interviews - play the MP3's yourself, and to friends. Ideal for group gatherings. The newspapers won't do it so it is we who have to try and educate New Zealanders and others with the real facts. Our future depends on it.

Antiwar Radio: Charles Goyette Interviews Scott Horton

August 18, 2007

Scott Horton , assistant editor at and director of the radio project, debunks the War Party's excuses for war with Iran.
MP3 here . (21:06)
Scott Horton is an assistant editor at and is the director of Antiwar Radio. Check out his blog, Stress .


One Man Influences A Nation

comment by Larry Ross
August 20, 2007

So much of recent history, has stemmed from the influence, character, and malevolent skills of one Machiavellian manipulator - Karl Rove.
He created the grand strategies that won elections, and the words issued from George Bush's mouth. The following article shows how easily freedom and democracy can be corrupted in the name of practicing freedom and democracy. Wealth, plus greed, plus fear, plus lies, plus corrupted media wins 'democratic' elections for born again tin pot despots like George Bush. Rove knows when to get out - like a rat fleeing a sinking ship.

Bill Moyers Bids Farewell to Karl Rove

by Bill Moyers
August 17, 2007

Some closing thoughts now on politics. When Karl Rove announced his resignation from the White House earlier this week, he got some rave reviews. Here's a sample circulating on the Internet. . .
Karl Rove figured out a long time ago that the way to take an intellectually incurious draft-averse naughty playboy in a flight jacket with chewing tobacco in his back pocket and make him governor of Texas, was to sell him as God's anointed in a state where preachers and televangelists outnumber even oil derricks and jack rabbits. Using church pews as precincts Rove turned religion into a weapon of political combat - a battering ram, aimed at the devil's minions, especially at gay people.


Superb Indictment of Western Media Deceptions

comment by Larry Ross
August 11, 2007

This is John Pilger at his best, exposing how the media spins and plays government propaganda as 'news'. How they cover up facts, genuflect to special interests and suppress or omit unwanted truths. As Western society, led by the Bush Administration moves quickly toward dictatorship, using 'wars on terror' as their cover story, it is the media that is cheer-leading the charge - repeating all lies- seldom questioning - and never doubting any official falsehood, and covering up facts which expose official lies. No wonder they want to get their dirty hands on internet and then choke to death this one source of unbiased news. You cannot read John Pilger without wanting to be active in trying to stop this cancerous growth from our culture.

BRITAIN - How truth slips down the memory hole

by John Pilger
July 26, 2007

One of the leaders of demonstrations in Gaza calling for the release of the BBC reporter Alan Johnston was a Palestinian news cameraman, Imad Ghanem. On July 5, he was shot by Israeli soldiers as he filmed them invading Gaza. A Reuters video shows bullets hitting his body as he lay on the ground. An ambulance trying to reach him was also attacked.


How Major Mass US Media Help Demonise Iran

comment by Larry Ross
August 9, 2007

This important story details how major US media, such as the New York Times and one of it's so-called reporters help to demonise Iran using false accusations such as "killing 5 US soldiers". Big lies and false accusations shape US pubic attitudes to hate Iran and thus approve a future US war on Iran . Many such unsubstantiated accusations are made. This time a top US newspaper with a prestigious reputation has joined directly in the 'demonise Iran ' campaign of the Bush Administration. The NYT played the same role in helping condition the US public to accept Bush's lies and false accusations against Iraq before the war in 2003. They still do. So far as I know the NYT has not admitted it's pro-war propaganda role before and during the infamous Iraq war.

US Republicans favour Iran nuclear strike

by Reuters
June 7, 2007

Republican candidates for US president agreed on Tuesday that Iran must not develop atomic weapons even if a tactical nuclear strike is needed to stop it and accused Democrats of being soft on the issue.


Chomsky Says New Cold War, Not Hot War With Iran

by Larry Ross
July 31, 2007

I hope Chomsky is right but I think he hasn't mentioned some of the other reasons Bush may proceed with plans for a pre-emptive nuclear attack on Iran.. . .
But if anything distinguishes Bush, it is his propensity to ignore public and world opinion, particularly once he has set his mind on war. Also he may be following a 'false flag' hidden agenda he hopes will transform his image and boost his popularity. After all, as he believes God is on his side, and he is working for God. Why then, should he worry about the opinions of others?

Chomsky: There Will Be a Cold War Between Iran and the U.S.

by Noam Chomsky
July 30, 2007

In the energy-rich Middle East, only two countries have failed to subordinate themselves to Washington's basic demands: Iran and Syria. Accordingly both are enemies, Iran by far the more important.
As was the norm during the Cold War, resort to violence is regularly justified as a reaction to the malign influence of the main enemy, often on the flimsiest of pretexts. Unsurprisingly, as Bush send s more troops to Iraq, tales surface of Iranian interference in the internal affairs of Iraq -- a country otherwise free from any foreign interference, on the tacit assumption that Washington rules the world.


NYT: Back To Pro-War Propaganda

comment by Larry Ross
July 31, 2007

For a moment I dared to hope that the NYT had decided to speak truth to power and become a critic of Bush's crazy war policies and lies to promote. I was wrong. The NYT is worse. It is a more cunning pro-war propagandist than before as the following article shows.

The NYT's New Pro-War Propaganda

by Robert Parry
July 29, 2007

No need to wait until September. It's already obvious how George W. Bush and his still-influential supporters in Washington will sell an open-ended U.S. military occupation of Iraq – just the way they always have: the war finally has turned the corner and withdrawal now would betray the troops by snatching defeat from the jaws of victory......
President Bush signaled the happy-news judgment of his hand-picked commander, Gen. David Petraeus, in a round of confident public appearances over the past two weeks. With his effusive praise of “David,” as Bush called the general at a White House news conference, the President acted like a smug student arriving for a test with the answers tucked in his pocket.


US Intelligence Record A Disaster

by Larry Ross
July 27, 2007
This is a very fine analysis of CIA operations since 1945, by Chalmers Johnson, doing a review of Tim Weiner's book "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA". Chalmers Johnson is himself an authority on the CIA and international relations, author of 17 books and numerous articles. It is a long story of failures, lack of real intelligence, and counterproductive evil covert operations.

The Life and Times of the CIA

by Chalmers Johnson
July 26, 2007

Wall Street brokers, Ivy League professors, soldiers of fortune, ad men, newsmen, stunt men, second-story men, and con men on active duty for the United States. This essay is a review of "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA," by Tim Weiner (Doubleday, 702 pp., $27.95).
The American people may not know it but they have some severe problems with one of their official governmental entities, the Central Intelligence Agency. Because of the almost total secrecy surrounding its activities and the lack of cost accounting on how it spends the money covertly appropriated for it within the defense budget, it is impossible for citizens to know what the CIA's approximately 17,000 employees do with, or for, their share of the yearly $44 billion-$48 billion or more spent on "intelligence." This inability to account for anything at the CIA is, however, only one problem with the Agency and hardly the most serious one either.

  US War On Iraq Planned Before Bush Became President
by Larry Ross
July 25, 2007

Although the Iraq war was planned before 9/11, as we and many others have said, this 2002 article reminds us of the details. It is staggering and stupefying that the US people, Congress, and media swallowed Bush's lies about the reasons for his war on Iraq when the true facts about Bush's motives and plans were well known. The article indicates the complicity of the media, Congress and others in helping the Bush regime implement its war plans and repeat his many lies. It is only with the help of the media that Bush lies triumphed over the truth and sold most Americans on the justification for war.

  Let's Not Forget: Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President
by Neil Mackay

15 September 2002: A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.
The blueprint, uncovered by the Sunday Herald, for the creation of a 'global Pax Americana' was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now vice- president), Donald Rumsfeld (defence secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's deputy), George W Bush's younger brother Jeb and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences : Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000 by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

  Theft of Your Civil Liberties
by Larry Ross
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
by Matthew Rothschild
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.

  New Cold War Could Quickly Become Hot
by Larry Ross
July 24, 2007

Relations are deteriorating between Russia and the US due to a number of factors explored by Mike Whitney in his following article. Both nations have their nuclear missiles on 'hair-trigger' alert status, ready to be launched at each other "by accident, miscalculation, act of madness" as President Kennedy warned in 1962, or today's accepted US Congressional legalised nuclear madness of an intentional pre-emptive surprise nuclear attack. Bush has his new nuclear doctrines in place to launch pre-emptive nuclear war at whoever his executive decides threaten the USA. Any excuse will do and no facts or proofs are needed. The Bush regime doesn't even have to follow its original lie-based script, but can innovate with new lies and excuses as it did with the Iraq War since 2003.

  Kissinger's Secret Meeting With Putin
by Mike Whitney
July 17, 2007

RAF fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian strategic bombers heading for British airspace yesterday, as the spirit of the Cold War returned to the North Atlantic once again. The incident, described as rare by the RAF, served as a telling metaphor for the stand-off between London and Moscow over the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.” (Times Online, Richard Beeston; “RAF scrambles to intercept Russian bombers, 7-18-07)
   " Men are always wicked at bottom unless they are made good by some compulsion .” Niccoló Macchiavelli
   When a political heavyweight, like Henry Kissinger, jets-off on a secret mission to Moscow; it usually shows up in the news.   Not this time.

  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.

  Lies, More Lies and Damn Lies
by Larry Ross
July 18, 2007

This article describes how the increased conditioning of gullible Americans about the alleged 'terrorist threat' makes them support the Republicans they believe will better protect them. It also prepares the ground for a real US-staged 'false flag' attack on the US, which the Bush regime might arrange to justify their much-heralded war on Iran. That most Americans are dangerously misinformed and gullible is revealed by recent polls that found that 60% of the American public and 90% of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan believe Saddam Hussein colluded with bin Laden to launch the alleged 9/11 attacks on US.

  Lies, More Lies and Damn Lies
by Eric Margolis
July 17, 2007

As Americans turn increasingly against President George Bush's calamitous war in Iraq, and revolt spreads through Republican ranks, the White House is again resorting to its tried-and-true ploy of fanning grossly inflated fears of terrorism.
The president just made two preposterous claims last week that insult the intelligence of his listeners. First, Bush insisted US forces in Iraq are fighting "the same people who staged 9/11."

  Orwell's 1984 Re-enacted
from Larry Ross
July 18, 2007

Paul Craig Roberts has done a masterly job at exposing Bush's changing lies to justify the Iraq war and coming war on Iran in a very similar way that George Orwell did in his futuristic book "1984"
It explains why Orwell's book achieved such fame - people knew he was right.
Unfortunately the American population is forever gullible. They accept the changing lies just as Orwell's population accepted them in 1984.
With a wealth of experience in Washington , and having served in the Reagan Administration, Paul Craig Roberts is well-qualified to make this comparison.

  A Free Press or a Ministry of Truth?
by Paul Craig Roberts
July 17, 2007

In his novel 1984 , George Orwell portrayed a future time in which the explanations of recent events and earlier history are continually changed to meet Big Brother's latest purpose. Previous explanations disappear down "the memory hole."
Sound familiar? Any American who pays attention can observe the identical phenomenon occurring in the U.S. today.

  False Flag on Iran?
from Larry Ross
July 18, 2007

The US has already made a number of false charges against Iran - more than enough to justify a war. Bush may feel he does not need to stage a false flag attack on the US and blame Iran in order to justify his planned attack. He has already invented enough lies to blame Iran , as he did before his attack on Iraq. Congress has given Bush an open door for a new war and the authority he needs to make a new war on Iran on top of the deepening quagmire he made in Iraq.

  Tonkin Gulf II and the Guns of August?
by Patrick J. Buchanan
July 17, 2007

In the United States provoking war with Iran, to begin while the Congress is conveniently on its August recess?
One recalls that it was in August 1964, after the Republicans nominated Barry Goldwater, that the Tonkin Gulf incident occurred.

  A Sane Look at 'Terrorism'
from Larry Ross
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

by Eric Margolis
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.

  Bush Propaganda Exposed as Lies
from Larry Ross
July 12, 2007

The McClatchy papers have revealed as lies, what the major US mass media print as truth. The lies Bush is still using to justify his illegal war on Iraq, are blowing back as exposed lies. But even McClatchy while exposing the lies, are careful not to call Bush a liar. That is a conclusion the reader has to come to. Bush is using these lies to justify the continued unjustifiable, slaughter of Iraqis and the preparations for an endless long-term war and still wider war with Iran. The media usually repeat Bush lies, and totally phoney justifications for war, as acceptable facts of life without critical comment. No wonder most Americans are a confused, ill-informed living in a media-generated bubble of ignorance.

  Bush again links Iraq violence to 9/11
by Jonathan S. Landay
July 11, 2007

Struggling to stem growing opposition to his Iraq policy even among Republicans, President Bush contended anew Tuesday that the perpetrators of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States are the same as al Qaida in Iraq, a violent Iraqi insurgent group that didn't exist until after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
It was the second time in two weeks that Bush has made the link in an apparent attempt to transform lingering fear of another U.S. terrorist attack into backing for the current buildup of U.S. troops in Iraq.
"Al Qaida is doing most of the spectacular bombings, trying to incite sectarian violence," Bush told a business group in Cleveland, Ohio. "The same people that attacked us on September the 11th is a crowd that is now bombing people, killing innocent men, women and children, many of whom are Muslims."

  General Odom Exposes Bush and Congress Incompetence
Comment by Larry Ross
July 7, 2007

comment by Larry Ross July 8, 2007 The General's paper and comment following it, expose both the incompetence of Bush and Congress and their management of the war, as well as the illegality and many costs of the war.

  'Supporting the troops' means withdrawing them
by William E. Odom,
July 5, 2007

Gen. William Odom writes that opponents of the war should focus public attention on the fact that Bush's obstinate refusal to admit defeat is causing the troops enormous psychological as well as physical harm.
Every step the Democrats in Congress have taken to force the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq has failed. Time and again, President Bush beats them into submission with charges of failing to "support the troops."

  The Backbone of Fascism is Public Apathy
by Larry Ross
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.

  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.

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.

  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.

UK Media Propaganda
comment by Larry Ross
June 12, 2007

UK forces have become more against the war and more aware that Bush and Blair have based it on massive fraud and lies. Of great interest is their awareness that journalists and the media generally, including the BBC and now The Guardian, are functioning as propagandists and justifiers of the war.
It is indeed a sad day if it is true that The Guardian has abandoned its integrity and become propagandists, defenders and apologists for this great crime.
If any readers notice this alleged deterioration in The Guardian, please send me examples or articles to me at:

The British Army rebels against propaganda

by John Pilger
June 6, 2007

"It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and myths that surround it"
In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger quotes from a letter received from a British army officer serving in Iraq and sent to the BBC. The officer calls the war unwinnable and wrong, and appeals to the media not to swallow "the office/White House line". For the first time, journalists are now being scrutinised by the soldiers whose war they report.

  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."

  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.

  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.

  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
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.

  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.

  Clarke Says Bush's 'Anti-terror' Wars and Bombings Produce Muslim Hatred and Boost Terrorism
by Larry Ross
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.

  Marine Lt. Col. (Ret) Exposes 9/11 Crime
comment by Larry Ross
May 9, 2007

Colonel Lankford suggests you use Google to verify any comments he makes. He mentions a number of whistle blowers in government or University that have asked awkward questions or exposed Government lies about 9/11. Many have suffered the consequences of their honesty. A growing number of people who have researched the 9/11 questions, have become convinced that the Bush Administration staged a 'false flag' terrorist attack on the US to create a false 'Pearl Harbour'. The intention was to get public support to make war under the new catch-all slogan of 'war on terrorism'.

  Statement of Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, US Marine Corps
February 20, 2007

.... Are you afraid that you will learn the truth and you can't handle it? I think I know some people in that category. Are you afraid you will draw the attention of thugs who could do the things that were done that day? Do you believe your fellow man is just not capable of that degree of evil? I would not have believed that my country would ever become a torture state and have the Congress arguing with the executive about it. I thought that Habaes Corpus was fundamental to our civil rights, and now I find that it is not. I thought my country stood for honorable dealings with other nations, then watch a jingoistic cheerleading orgy on TV, composed like Oscar night, with the centerpiece a campaign of "Shock and Awe" as our armed forces invade a practically defenseless nation, without provocation, while considerable doubt of the validity of the reasons for that invasion exists.


US New Nuclear Targets and Weapons

comment by Larry Ross
May 5, 2007

New expanded US nuclear weapons programme, and new pre-emptive strategies to use them. That is the policy of the Bush neocon administration as described below by William Hartung. ...
... How come people tolerate this and say they will start protesting if he starts? But once a conventional or nuclear attack is launched, and Bush uses the 'crisis' to advance his domestic programme to systematically introduce a military dictatorship - protest, if it happens at all, will make little difference.
Protest or ' Impeach Bush' action after the damage and genocide has been done, will be too late.

  Duck and Cover
by William D. Hartung and Frida Berrigan
April 30, 2007

The Bush admininstration's "Complex 2030" plan is reviving the nuclear threat
Only days before the fifth anniversary of September 11, President George W. Bush addressed military officers in Washington to warn that nuclear-armed terrorists could "blackmail the free world and spread their ideologies of hate and raise a moral threat to America." This alarmist vision was accompanied by the White House's release of "A National Strategy for Combating Terrorism," which painted a picture of a "troubling potential WMD terrorism nexus emanating from Tehran." The administration is building the case for war against Iran--a job made easier by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent announcement that Iran can now enrich uranium on an industrial scale--despite the fact that many Iran-watchers and nuclear experts consider their claims of enrichment capacity to be an overblown boast.

  Did The Bush Regime Stage a False Flag 9/11?
comment by Larry Ross
May 3, 2007

If you do a search of "False Flag Operations" on Google, you will get the first page as shown below of some 1,150,000 entries.
...... Some Homework For Those Who Have The Time - If you read some of the attached articles and decide to try this idea, please let me know the results - whether favourable or not favourable. Who was approached; their reactions; was anything published or not, and in what media and date.

  Google Search results on False Flag Operations
May 3, 2007

Results 1 - 10 of about 1,150,000 for False Flag Operations .

  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.

  Ignore This at Our Peril
by Larry Ross
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
by Justin Raimondo
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 , 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 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.

  Neocon Manipulation Of US Media
by Larry Ross
April 26, 2007

Every would be dictatorship tries to control the content, bias and slant of information fed to their publics. This applies particularly if they are deliberately lying to their publics and planning to gain public support for their wars. Once they start a war, they have many other opportunities to legislate for funds to fight the war, as well as legislate laws such as The Patriot Act that will facilitate the establishment of the planned shift from  democracy to dictatorship. The Bush regime is no different and has taken the American public well along this road. Bill Moyers presents a useful video on this process below.

  VIDEO: Bill Moyers Journal :"Buying the War"

Bill Moyers and his team piece together the reporting that shows how the media were complicit in shaping the "public mind" toward the war, and ask what's happened to the press' role as skeptical "watchdog" over government.

  Giving Patriotism A Bad Name
by Larry Ross
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
by Larry Ross
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

  Americans Taught: Foreign Deaths Are Not Important
by Larry Ross
April 23, 2007

This article shows why the US news media treats 32 deaths at Virginia Tech as vitally important and newsworthy, but 200 killings in Iraq as of little importance. ... Iraqis mourn their dead just like Americans mourn the 32 murdered students at Virginia Tech. Why do Americans consider their dead as more important? Partly it is it because the US media treat it that way, and Americans pick up this unexpressed message.

  A Hierarchy of Death
by Roy Greenslade
April 20, 2007

Why do 32 deaths in Virginia receive blanket coverage while nearly 200 fatalities in Iraq are barely reported?
Thirty-two die in American university shooting . Result? Huge media coverage in the US and Britain. In Iraq, almost 200 die, arguably the worst day of carnage in that beleaguered country since the coalition invasion. Result? Coverage so restrained as to be, in many cases, totally negligible. Could you even find it in the Times this morning? Why?

  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'
The Sunday Times
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
by Larry Ross
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,
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.

  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   and If you are ready to be shocked, read it and let me know what you think. Is she right or not? email Larry at :
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
by Sheila Samples
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.

  US Media Failed
by Larry Ross
April 21, 2007

Seymour Hersh is a very reliable judge of the US media and he claims it failed its job on Iraq issues.
It is shocking that in a democratic country with a supposed 'free press', how much the media is controlled, how little opposition or criticism is allowed of the official government line, and how much information is suppressed. It's either not reported, or is reported in a minor 'small print' way. Bush's new nuclear doctrines are an excellent example of vitally important factual stories the media treated as of little importance, if it printed it at all. Another good example is the constant repetition of Bush's lies on Iraq , without allowing expert refutation. They are doing the same on Iran issues - demonising the country and people and telling outright lies about it and Iran 's nuclear fuel programme. Usually they omit to say that the IAEA reported Iran had no nuclear weapons programme - only enriched uranium for fuel. They are helping condition people to hate and fear Iran , so that the public will accept a US war on Iran under any pretext.

  Cheney's Nemesis
by Matt Taibbi
April 16, 2007

On May 29th, 1975, an aide to then-White House chief of staff Donald Rumsfeld sat down with a yellow legal pad and in careful longhand sketched out a list of possible responses to a damaging investigative report in The New York Times . "Problem," the aide wrote. "Unauthorized disclosure of classified national security information by Sy Hersh and the NYT." He then laid out five options, ranging from the most ominous (an FBI investigation of the newspaper and a grand jury indictment) to the least offensive ("Discuss informally with NYT" and "Do nothing"). Number three on the list, however, read, "Search warrant: to go after Hersh papers in his apt."

  Orwell Quotes Describe Creeping Fascism in the US
by Larry Ross
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:

  Constructing Iraq And Iran War Lies
by Larry Ross
April 16, 2007

An excellent account of how the Bush regime, with the help of other governments, constructed lies to fool the US public and Congress into supporting the war on Iraq. This was in spite of IAEA reports that Iraq did not have and was not making nuclear weapons. However with the help of the US mass media, this information was suppressed. They are now planning to do it again, as Senator Byrd warns:
Well, the conspirators are nigh onto doing it again, getting Congress, the mainstream media and most Americans to totally disregard the null findings of Director-General ElBaradei in Iran.

  Conspiracy, Collusion, War
by Gordon Prather
April 14, 2007

"After three months of intrusive inspections, we have to date found no evidence or plausible indication of the revival of a nuclear weapon program in Iraq." After conducting a total of 218 inspections at 141 sites – including 21 sites suggested by the CIA! – ElBaradei reported.
"There is no indication of resumed nuclear activities in those buildings that were identified through the use of satellite imagery as being reconstructed or newly erected since 1998, nor any indication of nuclear-related prohibited activities at any inspected sites.

  Comment by Larry Ross
April 16, 2007

A very good analysis of how the US military/industrial/congressional complex involves it's public in illegal wars.

  Preventing Opposition to War
by Sheldon Richman
April 14, 2007

The idea, discussed by me and others, that it is good that most Americans are not directly touched by the President Bush's wars is of course not the whole story.
Our rulers could have forced us to be more involved. They could have passed a special war tax, launched a high-profile “Buy War Bonds” campaign, and found other ways to demand “sacrifice” in the name of patriotism and victory. They could have staged more events featuring “our brave heroes who risk everything to preserve your way of life.” They even could have started conscription if only for symbolic reasons.
But our misleaders have not done any of this. Why not?
To understand, we need to think about the nature of war as a political instrument — for at its core, that is what it is.

  Israel Decides US Foreign Policy
by Larry Ross
April 16, 2007

Scott Ritter, a friend of Israel, describes how Israel has clandestinely hi-jacked US foreign policy. US taxpayers give Israel about 3 billion dollars a year in military aid. That helps finance the Israeli war machine, its occupation of Palestine and its war on Lebanon. Some is channelled back to the US to help finance one of the most powerful and influential lobbies in Washington - The American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). By various methods, Israel manages to influence US legislators and the executive. The US war on Iraq, and the planned war on Iran are now not approved by a majority of Americans according to recent polls.

  The Final Act of Submission
by Scott Ritter
April 13, 2007

... This new Democratic leadership has failed egregiously.  Not only has the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, been unable to orchestrate any meaningful legislation to bring the war in Iraq to an end, but in mid-March she carelessly greased the tracks for a whole new conflict. By excising language from a defense appropriations bill which would have required President Bush to seek the approval of Congress prior to initiating any military attack on Iran, Pelosi terminated any hope of slowing down the Bush administration's mad rush to war.


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.

  Preventing War on Iran
by Larry Ross
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
by Larry Ross
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
by Larry Ross
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?
by Larry Ross
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."

  ElBaradei: Iran not a nuclear threat to world
by Larry Ross
April 2, 2007

Mohammed ElBaradei, as Director General of the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA), is a world authority on nuclear issues including whether a nation has a nuclear weapons and is a potential nuclear threat. He says Iran is not a nuclear threat to the world.
It's his job to oversee UN inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities and report on them. I trust his report that Iran is not a nuclear threat to the world.

  ElBaradei: Iran not a nuclear threat to world
Islamic Republic News Agency
April 2, 2007

IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei said on Thursday night that Iran is not considered as a nuclear threat to the world.
In an interview with Al-Arabia television network, he said the country poses no nuclear threats to any country around the globe.
Iran's problems should be resolved through comprehensive talks with all parties, he underlined. Military conflict does not help resolve the issue, he said, adding that it only will lead to a regional catastrophe and will make the situation more complicated.

  So Many Threats - Even Asteroids
by Larry Ross
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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