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September 8 / 9, 2007
From Gonzo to Pottygate
The Irrational Drama of a Declining Empire
By SAUL LANDAU
Brother's family killed in US rooftop attack
A s media dissection of Senator Larry Craig's toilet stall indiscretion abates, George Bush prepares to resume center stage for his starring role in the "The Decline of the Imperial Presidency."
In the last episode of this drama, Bush planned to nominate the recently resigned "brain," Karl Rove — after the Senate rejected Michael Chertoff and Rush Limbaugh — to replace Alberto Gonzalez as Attorney General.
Gonzalez etched his name in U.S. history by adding torture to democracy's great arsenal, while stripping away cumbersome baggage like habeas corpus.
Gonzalez accomplished these Atlas-like feats while serving as White House Counsel and then Attorney General.
After drafting a series of memos at Bush's request to strengthen Presidential power to combat enemies of democracy, Gonzalez visited then Attorney General John Ashcroft, barely conscious in a post operative state, to demand a signature on some of the documents.
What loyalty!
In subsequent gripping scenes, Gonzalez told skeptical Senators he didn't remember some of his actions.
Brother's family killed in US rooftop attack
A sandal of one of the people killed by the US is shown
Some Senators said he lied.
Others shook their sardonic heads.
Inside the Justice Department morale sank and Bush complained about how Gonzalez' "good name was dragged through the mud."
What good name, asked a deus ex machina?
U.S. democracy, I learned in school, along with all American children, means freedom from government intrusion, free elections and fair trials, symbols of our liberty that we now export.
Since neither my grade school teachers nor the mass media challenged the adjectives — free and fair, nor questioned intrusion — a President, like George Bush, can still use them in his own play to paint a thin veneer to cover blatant imperial aggression abroad and violations of civil liberties at home. He has counted on the media not to ask questions.
Elections stand as the prime symbol of democracy and since by 2004 searchers had found no evidence existed for Bush's alleged reasons for making war on Iraq — WMD and links to al-Qaida — White House playwrights changed the agenda: "Iraq as the first step in the war to make democracy in the Middle East."
The White House stage managers decided Iraqis should hold elections.
The play continued.
After screening the candidates, Washington provided "security" for the big day.
In late January 2005, with military patrols guarding polling stations and nearby streets — the sound of drum rolls? — Iraqis voted.
The media responded as the scribes predicted.
Images filled TV screens of Iraqis holding up their ink-stained fingers showing they had voted or were the media and the White House the objects of the proverbial finger — as in screw you?
Searching people's homes
When elections conform to wishes of imperial power they represent democracy
"The Iraqi people gave America the biggest 'thank you' in the best way we could have hoped for," wrote Betsy Hart, a Scripps Howard News Service columnist, words Karl Rove could have scripted.
Main stream analysts naturally avoided discussing the meaning of the vote.
Only Naomi Klein stood as Cassandra, declaring that the finger might have meant "dissing" the United States.
Klein said that the platforms of the winning parties showed "Iraqis voted overwhelmingly to throw out the (U.S.-installed) government of Iyad Allawi, who refused to ask the United States to leave.
A decisive majority voted for the United Iraqi Alliance; the second plank in the UIA platform calls for 'a timetable for the withdrawal of the multinational forces from Iraq'." (The Nation, Feb 28, 2005)
Most responses met White House expectations.
"The fact that the voting was going great despite the violence was something few people expected..The voice of the Iraqi people had risen above the clamor of insurgent violence." (Michael Yon, OnLine Magazine, Oct 10, 2005)
When elections conform to the wishes of the imperial power, they represent democracy.
When elections go wrong — Hamas or Hezbollah winning in Gaza and Lebanon — the empire script writers dismiss the results.
In 1970, Chileans elected Dr. Salvador Allende to the presidency in Chile on a socialist ticket.
National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, an Iago-like character, described Chileans as "irresponsible" and advised President Nixon to alter their destiny. What drama when Nixon ordered the CIA to destabilize Allende and helped Chile's military stage its bloody coup in 1973!
Searching people's homes
Saddam's execution diverged from script when executioners baited the condemned man
U.S. spinners staged repeated election facades in Vietnam in the 1960s and 70s, but couldn't get the actors — "elected governments" — to heed the U.S. directors and stop corruption and cronyism.
Does this remind you of the Iraq drama?
"Those darn puppet governments don't seem to understand they have to obey the puppet masters — or else," said one young White House staffer.
"Or else what?" answered a cynical spinmeister.
"Get a new puppet?
In Vietnam, the governments we installed didn't get their troops to fight.
The South Vietnamese generals showed little interest in war except for the profit making part."
Having staged elections, White House scribes sketched the other twin pillar of democracy drama: trials.
In December 2003, following the capture of Saddam Hussein, the world watched a fabulous farce: Saddam Hussein's orchestrated execution — 3 years later, via a U.S. orchestrated trial at least as free as a Salem witch trial.
The (U.S.-created) court was stripped of jurisdiction to hear testimony related to U.S. roles in Saddam's crimes, like allegedly gassing his own people in Halabja in 1988 and slaughtering them en masse in southern Iraq in 1991.
Thus, key supporting actors like Rumsfeld and Cheney were exempt.
Both had backed Saddam in the 1980s and George the First's policy in 1991 of not helping rebels who rose up against Saddam at his urging.
Saddam's execution diverged from script when executioners baited the condemned man while slipping the noose over his head and he spat back insults at them.
Oh well!
 
Loved ones killed by US
The language conjured up images of these Iraqis dropping nuclear bombs on Japanese
Bush had learned from Daddy about the importance of show trials.
In 1990, Panama George dispatched almost 25,000 troops to arrest the "military strongman," as the media labeled puny General Manuel Noriega.
In 1989, Noriega had disobeyed Bush's command to help in the Contra war and thus became a serious narcotrafficker.
Noriega then received a fair trial in Florida where 52 convicted felons testified against him and received time off from their sentences.
(So what that the CIA and DEA used Noriega to get crucial intelligence and make major drug busts. What's truth got to do with democracy?)
Bush the Second therefore understood that trial theater not only distracts the public from the horrors of occupation, but perpetrates the image of the demonized enemy.
In the latest scenes, Saddam Hussein's cousin, Chemical Ali, and 14 other former Saddamites stood in the dock last week, accused of perpetrating "among the ugliest crimes ever committed against humanity in modern history."
The language conjured up images of these Iraqis dropping nuclear bombs on Japanese — oops, Iraqi — cities!
Ali and company allegedly killed tens of thousands of rebellious Shiites in 1991, people George the First encouraged to rise up against Saddam.
W's Daddy followed the adage Kissinger introduced in 1972, supporting a Kurdish uprising and then abandoning the Kurds to the Shah of Iran's slaughter machine.
"Promise them anything, give them what they get and fuck them if they can't take a joke."
The Ali trial continues Kissinger's joke.
The Ali trial continues Kissinger's joke.
By mid 2007, as many as 1 million Iraqis have died, four million driven from their homes and hundreds of thousands incarcerated — for no legal reason.
In this context, White House playwrights demand that Ali go to trial for killing Iraqis — in the past.
The media, of course, fails to note the irony.
As in Saddam's trial, U.S. script writers stripped the court of jurisdiction from hearing testimony of U.S. complicity in mass murders: providing Saddam with the ingredients for his deadly weapons and the logistics of where to drop them.
The Bush Administration managers of Ali's trial want to show the United States as a virtuous law enforcement officer who caught another mass murderer and brought him to trial as civilized nations do.
Pictures will come with the guilty verdict!
William Randolph Hearst kibbitzed from his grave: "Without pictures, you can't keep them at war."
As Bush's empire sink lower in world opinion polls, the drama moves from surrealism to cruel teenage comedy.
Welcome to "Jackass III — the degeneration of the empire and its chief."
 Member Council of Foreign Relations (Global elite club)
Patraeus
and Bush
But the principal, underlying cause was that, as early as the beginning of the twentieth century, human equality had become technically possible.
It was still true that men were not equal in their native talents and that functions had to be specialized in ways that favoured some individuals against others; but there was no longer any real need for class distinctions or for large differences of wealth.
In earlier ages, class distinctions had been not only inevitable but desirable.
Inequality was the price of civilization.
With the development of machine production, however, the case was altered.
Even if it was still necessary for human beings to do different kinds of work, it was no longer necessary for them to live at different social or economic levels.
Therefore, from the point of view of the new groups who were on the point of seizing power, human equality was no longer an ideal to be striven after, but a danger to be averted.
In more primitive ages, when a just and peaceful society was in fact not possible, it had been fairly easy to believe it.
The idea of an earthly paradise in which men should live together in a state of brotherhood, without laws and without brute labour, had haunted the human imagination for thousands of years.
And this vision had had a certain hold even on the groups who actually profited by each historical change.
US Hunter Drones now killing people
US military hailing the killing operation as the first of its kind
The heirs of the French, English, and American revolutions had partly believed in their own phrases about the rights of man, freedom of speech, equality before the law, and the like, and have even allowed their conduct to be influenced by them to some extent.
But by the fourth decade of the twentieth century all the main currents of political thought were authoritarian.
The earthly paradise had been discredited at exactly the moment when it became realizable.
Every new political theory, by whatever name it called itself, led back to hierarchy and regimentation.
And in the general hardening of outlook that set in round about 1930, practices which had been long abandoned, in some cases for hundreds of years — imprisonment without trial, the use of war prisoners as slaves, public executions, torture to extract confessions, the use of hostages, and the deportation of whole populations — not only became common again, but were tolerated and even defended by people who considered themselves enlightened and progressive.
      George Orwell 1984      
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
One boy of four million people now displaced by America
1.5 million Iraq refugees in Syria due to America
A new Palestine has been created by America in the last three years
Syrian Red Crescent aid for uniforms and schooling provided by the Syrian government
NOT BY AMERICA
THE COUNTRY THAT CAUSED THIS
“This speech was, in the immortal words of Hunter S. Thompson, a nest of gibberish.
Columnist Paul Krugman of the New York Times holds the opinion that this was deliberate.
“Karl Rove and other insiders must know all this,” wrote Krugman in a Tuesday editorial titled ‘Going for Broke.’
“So they must figure that once they have won the election, they will have such a complete lock on power that they can break many of their promises with impunity.
What will they do with that lock on power?
Their election strategy — confuse the middle, but feed the base — suggests the answer.”
The best moments in the speech came from a completely unexpected realm.
Bush’s people salted the room with young soldiers resplendent in their uniforms.
The cameras flashed to them every time Bush pledged his undying respect for them, and every time he said matters in Iraq are going famously well.  
The soldiers reacted with dead faces, muted clapping, and about as much enthusiasm as one might find in the waiting room outside a proctology clinic.”
The Color of Bush’s Sky
By William Rivers Pitt
    t r u t h o u t | Perspective
Wednesday 21 January 2004
It took a little less than a half hour for George W. Bush to taint the 215th State of the Union address with a bald-faced lie about Iraq.
It was, in the end, merely an accent in the symphony.
The nonsense began in this order: The economy is growing stronger.   The tax cuts are working.   Public schools are flourishing.   The Patriot Act is excellent.   Everything is rosy in Afghanistan.   The people of Iraq are free.
Throughout the vacuous peroration were more shooting-fish-in-a-barrel applause lines than has ever been heard in any major speech in American history.
“I love God! I love soldiers! I love America! I love freedom!” went the drumbeat.   Once upon a time, we had standards.
Let’s take a few of these in order.
The Iraq lie came when Bush claimed that David Kay’s weapons inspection teams had found materials and equipment to construct weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
In point of fact, Kay and his people found no such thing, just as the denigrated UNMOVIC inspectors likewise found no such thing.
The promised 26,000 liters of anthrax, 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin, 1,000,000 pounds of sarin and mustard and VX nerve agent, the 30,000 munitions to deliver this stuff, the mobile biological weapons labs, and the uranium from Niger that so disgraced the last State of the Union speech Bush gave, somehow failed to turn up.
Bush dared, in the speech, to claim that “No one can now doubt the word of America.”
Unfortunately, a vast majority now doubts the word of the American President.
Perhaps this failure is a matter of syntax.   According to Bush, once again, we should be looking for ‘nucular’ materials.
Maybe the inspectors just misread the package labels in Tikrit.
Iraq is now free, and the only people killing American soldiers are lingering defenders of Saddam Hussein.
In fact, most of the insurgents against the American occupation despise Hussein.
They are nationalists defending their country against a force they see as usurpers.
As for freedom, it is not nearly on the table.
Shia, Sunni and Kurd tremble on the edge of explosive civil war, and the American administrators are using spit and baling wire to keep the lid on.   Meanwhile, pipe dreams about a power transfer become less tenable by the hour.
According to Bush, it is “condescending” to suggest that democracy can never take root in the Middle East.
There are two bitterly amusing facets to this one.
One boy of four million people now displaced by America
1.5 million Iraq refugees in Syria due to America
A new Palestine has been created by America in the last three years
Syrian Red Crescent aid for uniforms and schooling provided by the Syrian government
NOT BY AMERICA
THE COUNTRY THAT CAUSED THIS
First, it is axiomatic that true democracy can never be brought anywhere effectively at the point of a gun without razing the existing society completely to the ground, as was done in Japan and Germany.
If Bush had suggested we grind every aspect of culture and infrastructure to powder in the Middle East, a necessary aspect of the plan proposed, that particular bit of applause would have been muted.
Second, the main reason why democracy will have a hard time in the Middle East is because it has been viciously repressed in places like Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia under the American direction of a number of people at the speech — Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Perle specifically — while they worked in other administrations.
Afghanistan is apparently a wonderland of freedom where the children are learning and all is well, according to Bush.
The fact that the Taliban is reforming there in strength, that the warlords are once again dominant, that the opium industry is flourishing, that civilians continue to be killed by American bombs, and that women are again being oppressed, never made it into the speech.
For the second year in a row, the name ‘Osama bin Laden’ went completely unmentioned.
The tax cuts are working, and the economy is sound because of them.
In fact, there are two million fewer jobs in America than when Bush took office.
The tax cuts, which promised 300,000 new jobs a month, never reached a third of that goal.
Whatever new jobs have been created pay far less than the ones which were lost.
Bush demanded that Congress make the cuts permanent, apparently taking Karl Rove’s advice about “Sticking to principle.”
The transcript of the meeting discussing the second round of tax cuts, revealed recently by former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill, had Bush openly questioning the policy of giving government money to rich people again.
In that meeting, he was basically shouted down by the people who purportedly work for him, and the cuts went through.
It appears they won another argument about this, putting the Commander in Chief in his place.
The math in this speech was pretty specious.
Bush praised the No Child Left Behind bill, which he underfunded by $7 billion, and asked for a whole new program called ‘Jobs for the 21st Century.’
He wants to make the tax cuts permanent.
This is how the US occupying soldiers left the home
He wants to spend federal money to shore up the energy grid.
Simultaneously, he wants to continue to pour money into the occupation of Iraq, an action that has cost nearly $200 billion already.
Yet he promised to cut the budget deficit in half within five years.
Recent poll numbers suggest Bush will be in retirement in five years, however, so he won’t be around when the incredible inaccuracy of these numbers become apparent.
Gambling Social Security in the stock market is back on the table.
Never mind that his Enron buddies blew a wide hole in the markets a couple of years ago; had Social Security been invested in the markets then, it would have been completely gutted.
That, perhaps, is the rub.
When the stock market takes a beating, the money lost by investors doesn’t just disappear.
It is adjusted upwards into the holdings of the richest 1% of investors, who have enough capital to survive a downturn and have money on hand to scoop up devalued stock on the chance it retains value later.
This 1% owns a disproportionally massive majority of all the stocks traded on the markets.
If Social Security cash is fed into the markets, it is ripe for the poaching.
Besides, it rids Bush of the pesky need to provide seniors with safety-net funding better used by the Pentagon, Halliburton and other close friends.
The sops thrown to the most extreme elements of the Republican party were many and varied.
If children are to be taught sexual education, they must be taught only abstinence, because clearly teenagers will never have sex again and shouldn’t learn about protecting themselves from disease and unwanted pregnancies.
The Massachusetts judges who decided, using the clear language of the law, that there is no aspect of the constitution denying same-sex marriages were attacked.
Bush dismissed their decision as “arbitrary,” and threatened a constitutional amendment to defend marriage against the queer onslaught.
In doing this, Bush says he is defending the “sanctity” of marriage.
Once upon a time our office-holders defended the law, and left the defense of sanctity to ministers.
His faith-based federal funding concept is back on the table again.
Bush said that religious groups are denied federal money “because they have a cross, or a Star of David, or a crescent on the wall.”
Actually, George, it’s because the separation of church and state is clearly outlined in the constitution you want to revise to keep gay people from enjoying the same human rights as straight people.
We could go on in this vein, but you get the idea.
This speech was, in the immortal words of Hunter S.  Thompson, a nest of gibberish.
Columnist Paul Krugman of the New York Times holds the opinion that this was deliberate.
“Karl Rove and other insiders must know all this,” wrote Krugman in a Tuesday editorial titled ‘Going for Broke.’
“So they must figure that once they have won the election, they will have such a complete lock on power that they can break many of their promises with impunity.
What will they do with that lock on power?
This is how your grandfather's house will be raided
Their election strategy — confuse the middle, but feed the base — suggests the answer.”
The best moments in the speech came from a completely unexpected realm.
Bush’s people salted the room with young soldiers resplendent in their uniforms.
The cameras flashed to them every time Bush pledged his undying respect for them, and every time he said matters in Iraq are going famously well.  
The soldiers reacted with dead faces, muted clapping, and about as much enthusiasm as one might find in the waiting room outside a proctology clinic.
One soldier in particular, a young African American man, summed up the night.
Bush was waxing rhapsodic about a letter he received from a ten year old girl named Ashley Pearson.
Ashley, it seems, asked Bush to tell the soldiers she loved them.
As Bush slogged through the saccharine, the camera found this soldier.
When Bush was done with Ashley, and the room rose yet again to applaud, this soldier visibly rolled his eyes, laughed in obvious disgust, clapped once, and sat back down.
The other soldiers with him showed no emotion whatsoever.
The troops know the score.
Believe it.
Hopefully, by now, the American people do as well.  
William Rivers Pitt is the Managing Editor of truthout.org.  He is a New York Times and international best-selling author of three books — "War On Iraq," available from Context Books, "The Greatest Sedition is Silence," available from Pluto Press, and "Our Flag, Too: The Paradox of Patriotism," available from Context Books.
As Alex Jones remarks many times on his show when talking to Jerome R. Corsi the reporter of this story —
"You cannot make this stuff up, folks"
Between the age of 10 and 17 when committed these poor ones
When they most need help
When they most need love — real love — the most basic of needs — non-sexual love
— molesters can continue to molest them until their 21st birthdays
"Would have to demonstrate boys subjected to sexual abuse
— felt physical pain"
Turned away by the U.S. Department of Justice
Turned away by the state, by everyone...
The response from you:
"None of the victims claim to have felt physical pain during the course of the sexual assults"
Boys —from the age of ten.
This is real abuse — real abuse of your nations most needy children
and it's not just in Texas
It's systemic throughout your country
How sick and insane do you have to demonstrate you are?
Does anyone in America care?
Embattled AG now accused in teen
sex scandal 'cover-up'
Attorney General Gonzales among officials who allegedly ignored abuse of minor boys
March 25, 2007
By Jerome R. Corsi
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, both already under siege for other matters, are now being accused of failing to prosecute officers of the Texas Youth Commission after a Texas Ranger investigation documented that guards and administrators were sexually abusing the institution's teenage boy inmates.
Among the charges in the Texas Ranger report were that administrators would rouse boys from their sleep for the purpose of conducting all-night sex parties.
Retained job despite pornography on state computers
Ray Brookins, one of the officials named in the report, was a Texas prison guard before being hired at the youth commission school.
As a prison guard, Brookins had a history of disciplinary and petty criminal records dating back 21 years.
He retained his job despite charges of using pornography on the job, including viewing nude photos of men and women on state computers.
Systematically abusing youth inmates
The Texas Youth Comission controversy traces back to a criminal investigation conducted in 2005 by Texas Ranger Brian Burzynski.
The investigation revealed key employees at the West Texas State School in Pyote, Texas, were systematically abusing youth inmates in their custody.
Burzynski presented his findings to the attorney general in Texas, to the U.S. Attorney Sutton, and to the Department of Justice civil rights division.
Received no interest in prosecuting — Karl Rove orchestrating role
From all three, Burzynski received no interest in prosecuting the alleged sexual offenses.
"This case demonstrates that a partisan political agenda, with Karl Rove in an orchestrating role, has penetrated the Justice Department and subverted fair-minded administration of the law," Matt Angle, director of the Lone Star Project, told WND.
It's just the latest controversy for Sutton, Gonzales and the Bush administration's direction of the Justice Department.
Earlier, Sutton's decisions to prosecute two Border Patrol agents and Deputy Sheriff Gil Hernandez were criticized as having been influenced by the intervention of the Mexican government.
Gonzales is under heavy congressional pressure in the controversy over the recent forced resignations of eight U.S. attorneys.
At issue is whether the Bush administration is directing the Justice Department to pursue politically motivated prosecutions at the expense of fair or even-handed law enforcement.
Would have to demonstrate boys subjected to sexual abuse
— felt physical pain
In the Texas Youth Commission scandal, Texas Ranger official Burzynski received a July 28, 2005, letter from Bill Baumann, assistant U.S. attorney in Sutton's office, declining prosecution on the argument that under 18 U.S.C. Section 242, the government would have to demonstrate that the boys subjected to sexual abuse sustained "bodily injury."
Baumann wrote that, "As you know, our interviews of the victims revealed that none sustained 'bodily injury.'"
Baumann's letter continued, adding a definition of the phrase "bodily injury," as follows: "Federal courts have interpreted this phrase to include physical pain.
None of the victims have claimed to have felt physical pain during the course of the sexual assaults which they described."
Must demonstrate perpetrator
— knowingly caused victim to engage in sexual act
Baumann's letter further suggested that insufficient evidence existed to prove the offenders in the Texas Youth Commission case had used force in their alleged acts of pedophilia:
"A felony charge under 18 U.S.C. Section 242 can also be predicated on the commission of 'aggravated sexual abuse' or the attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse.
The offense of aggravated sexual abuse is proven with evidence that the perpetrator knowingly caused his victim to engage in a sexual act (which can include contact between the mouth and penis) by using force against the victim or by threatening or placing the victim in fear that the victim (or any other person) will be subjected to death, serious bodily injury or kidnapping.
I do not believe that sufficient evidence exists to support a charge that either Brookins or Hernandez used force to cause victims to engage in a sexual act."
No action because young imprisoned boys
— even enjoyed the acts
Baumann's letter went so far as to suggest that the victims may have willingly participated in, or even enjoyed, the acts of pedophilia involved:
"As you know, consent is frequently an issue in sexual assault cases.
Although none of the victims admit that they consented to the sexual contact, none resisted or voiced any objection to the conduct.
Several of the victims suggested that they were simply 'getting off' on the school administrator."
Rejected charges administrators at the Texas Youth Commission
— lengthened sentences of boys 'reluctant to participate'
Baumann's letter also rejected Burzynski's charges that the administrators at the Texas Youth Commission facility in West Texas had used their position of authority to force the inmates to participate in the sexual acts or that the administrators had lengthened the sentences of the boys to retain willing participants or punish those reluctant to participate.
Essential to show the victim
— was in fact victimized
Baumann wrote:
"In order for the government to be successful in a criminal prosecution, it would be essential for us to show that the victim was in fact victimized.
Most of the victims were aware of the power that the school principal and assistant superintendent held over them, but none were able to describe retaliative acts committed by either the principal or assistant superintendent.
Although it is apparent that many students were retained at West Texas State School long after their initial release date, it would be difficult to prove that either Mr. Brookins or Mr. Hernandez prevented their release."
On Sept. 27, 2005, the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division declined prosecution in a letter written to Lemuel Harrison, the Texas Youth Commission superintendent at the West Texas State School.
In that letter, Justice Department section chief Albert Moskowitz wrote that "evidence does not establish a prosecutable violation of the federal criminal civil rights statutes."
When the word came from Washington
— that's when Baumann wrote letter declining prosecution
Angle maintains the decision not to prosecute was purely political.
"The U.S. attorney's office in Texas actually prepared indictments in this case," Angle told WND.
"But when the word came from Washington, that's when Baumann wrote his letter declining prosecution.
Sutton's office dropped the matter on the desk of the local district attorney, but nobody from Sutton's office said 'if you can’t go on this case, we'll help you out.'"
WND asked Angle to explain how politics drove the decisions not to prosecute.
Describe systematic and widespread abuse of juveniles
— yet they determine that the evidence is not sufficient to warrant federal prosecution
"If you read the letters from Sutton's office or from DOJ, it's really amazing what abuse they describe and then downplay as not being serious," Angle explained.
"They describe systematic and widespread abuse of juveniles who were held in these facilities by the people who were administering these facilities, and they acknowledge this fully, yet they determine that the evidence is not sufficient to warrant federal prosecution."
Angle explained to WND that he found both letters shocking.
"The letters justify not pursuing these cases because, number one, there is no evidence that any of these juveniles felt physical pain while they were being assaulted, and the letters use the word 'assaulted,'" he said.
"And then also, they rejected prosecution because none of these juveniles stated in the investigations that they resisted and objected, which of course the facts of the report show to be the case.
This case developed right in the middle of Governor Perry's 2006 re-election campaign.
While Texas is a Republican state, and the Republicans expected to win, still at that time, Governor Perry was facing an election challenge from Carole Strayhorn, a third party candidate who was also a former Republican comptroller in Texas."
He continued:
"I would speculate that the political powers in Texas and Washington in the Republican Party were not interested in this sex scandal coming to light. Sutton and Gonzales let their political responsibilities outstrip their legal responsibilities, and as a result you had children who were in danger of sexual abuse and were left in that danger."
Angle says that while the U.S. Justice Department and Texas attorney general's office were not prosecuting in this case, they were actively pursuing minor voter fraud issues with only a handful of allegations to go on.
On March 2, 2007, Governor Rick Perry appointed Jay Kimbrough, his former staff chief and homeland security director, to serve as "special master" to lead an investigation into the Texas Youth Commission sex abuse scandal.
Shortly thereafter, the commission stopped a hiring practice that had allowed convicted felons to work as administrators in the system.
The practice had involved a requirement that prior criminal records be destroyed for employees hired by the commission.
On March 17, 2007, the entire Texas Youth Commission governing board resigned.
The Texas Youth Commission is the state's juvenile corrections agency, charged "with the care, custody, rehabilitation, and reestablishment in society of Texas' most chronically delinquent or serious juvenile offenders."
Between the age of 10 and 17 when committed
— molesters can continue until 21st birthdays
Inmates are felony-level offenders between the age of 10 and 17 when they are committed.
The commission can maintain jurisdiction over offenders until their 21st birthdays.
The Lone Star Project is organized as a political research and policy analysis project of the Lone Star Fund, a federal political action committee organized in Texas.


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        Youth Institutions, Camp and Paramilitary Abuse      
       USA Youth Institutions abuse      
Part of the great puzzle
Kewe
Saving & Loan managers, allegedly including King, would secretly lend CIA operatives bundles of depositors' money, supposedly on a 30-day basis.
In some instances, hundreds of thousands and even millions of these dollars would be flown out of the United States, to destinations such as Switzerland and the Bahamas.
The money would be invested for profit in short-term high-yield financial instruments or other overseas hot-money schemes.
Before federal auditors could notice any money missing, it would be returned.
Some of the profit would be used to payoff the cooperating financial officer and other intermediaries.
The rest was funneled into slush funds for covert operations.
But the CIA would not always return the money.
In 1990, a U.S.congressional committee was forced to investigate allegations that the CIA's financial machinations had been a factor in the collapse of several S&Ls.
In an explosive series of articles in the Houston Post, investigative reporter Pete Brewton wrote that during "an eight month investigation into the role of fraud in the nation's savings and loan crisis, the Post has found evidence suggesting a possible link between the Central Intelligence Agency and organized crime in the failure of at least 22 thrifts, including 16 in Texas."
One of the S&Ls named by Brewton was the Denver-based Silverado Savings & Loan, on whose board sat Neil Bush, son of the president.
Sources have alleged that Silverado and Larry King's Franklin Credit Union had financial dealings with one another, but no independent confirmation has been obtained.
U.S.House of Representatives Banking Committee hearings on the Franklin Credit Union, held in 1989, did place Larry King in the right locations for covert operations.
They established that during the 1980s, King traveled several times to Jamaica, where Lt. Col. Oliver North and other Iran-Contra principals transacted a lot of banking.
They heard testimony that Franklin's chief accountant, Tom Harvey, together with his mother Mary Jane Harvey, made several trips to Switzerland, in the time period millions of dollars disappeared from the credit union.
In a memo dated June 18,1989, Jerry Lowe noted that Larry King often received phone calls from Switzerland, that the staff at Franklin Credit Union had heard that King took money to Jamaica,and that Tom Harvey took money abroad, on numerous trips to Spain.
Part of the great puzzle
Kewe
The Omaha corporations that bankrolled Larry King and Franklin are also the major sponsors of youth organizations in Nebraska, such as Boys Club, Girls Club, Boy Scouts, Boys Town, Uta Halee Home for Girls, and others.
These corporations donate millions of dollars per year to these organizations, as the annual reports of the recipients show.
Many executives of these firms sit on the boards of the youth care facilities.
The donation of so much money and time would seem to indicate a great concern for Nebraska's youth.
Key members of the Omaha business community, however, did nothing to help and plenty to wreck the Franklin committee's investigation into the sexual abuse, ritual torture, and murder of children.
Is it possible that some of these corporate leaders sit on the youth boards, for the same reason that Larry King founded the North Omaha Girls Club?
Why, for instance, did the notorious pedophile Alan Baer join the board of the Boys Club?
And after the extraordinary publicity over his pedophilia in 1989 and 1990, and his indictment for pandering, how is it conceivable that in 1991 Baer was still on the board of Boys Club?
Assume most corporate board members are not involved in child abuse.
But judging by the behavior of the Omaha business community during the Franklin investigation, the ones who are guilty of such behavior enjoy toleration, or even protection, by the others.
Homosexual prostitution ring ensnares VIP's with Reagan, Bush.

Washington Times.

Child sex ring that reached Bush / Reagan US Whitehouse

Photo: http://www.thelawparty.org/FranklinCoverup/franklin.htm
Click image for readable version and child sex ring that reached Bush/Reagan Whitehouse:
http://www.thelawparty.org/FranklinCoverup/franklin.htm
A "carefully crafted hoax?"
Judge Clears 3 More in Bonacci Suit Claims of Sexual Abuse Called Unsubstantiated and Bizarre
A day or so later, Al and I ended up in Kemp's office, with Kemp insisting that I send the project based certificates to New York HDC.
I explained to him how dangerous this was for him.   He said he did not care, to do it.
The only way I can describe his demeanor was that of terror, something I had never seen Jack in the throws of before.
It was almost like his fear had replaced all ambition, judgement, discernment.   It was scary.
... It was not until I did the chronology and looked at the timing of the Washington Times stories on the homosexual prostitution rings that I started to realize the possible connection.
The Franklin Cover Up by John De Camp gives a sense that this Washington Times story may have been the tip of the iceberg.
That prostitution and pedophila networks were being used for covert ops to win favor from and/or blackmail DC politicians.
Looking at the chronology and some of Kemps more irratic behavior, it is a distinct possibility that Kemp was nervous about exposure of his own activities.
... He [One of my deputies] pulled me aside and said that folks who worked on Kemp's campaign staff who he absolutely trusted had confided in him that Kemp's sexual activities were far worse than merely bi-sexual and to be very careful.
Looking back on it now, I realize he was probably trying to give me a heads up on the pedophilia problem.
At the time, I was simply too dense to believe this and Iran Contra and CIA drug dealing were really going on.
It was just too far a leap for me.
Oh, well.
Catherine Austin Fitts — http://www.solariactionnetwork.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=269
YouTube VIDEO — Child Abuse, Pedophiles and Child Protection Service Crimes
Conspiracy of Silence
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The FRANKLIN SCANDAL is the story of a nationwide pedophile ring that pandered children to a cabal of the rich and powerful. 

The ring’s pimps were a pair of Republican powerbrokers who used Boys Town as a pedophiliac reservoir, had access to the highest levels of our government, and connections to the CIA.

 Nebraska legislators nearly exposed the ring in 1990, but its unveiling had the potential to produce seismic political aftershocks: a rash of deaths and a full court press by federal and local law enforcement effected an immaculate cover-up.

Photo and words: http://franklinscandal.com/
Any real official inquiry halted in 1990 with an exploding plane that killed investigator Gary Caradori and his 9-year-old son, A.J.
Since then several people of means have arisen and taken up the cause of justice, only to have — every time — their finances come under attack, causing them to withdraw.
The FRANKLIN SCANDAL — Story of a US nationwide pedophile ring
Almost seven years ago, when assigned to do something “dark” for a major New York magazine, journalist Nick Bryant stumbled across the Franklin Scandal, wrote an article and, well … nobody would print it, and we mean nobody.
All had a chance, but no one would: Harpers, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, and others.
Nick, a successful and respected free-lance writer, represented by William Morris Agency, could not find any publishing house that would support this probe.
 
For the longest time, I never could come up with a rational explanation for how Andrew Cuomo could induce such terror in Jack Kemp in 1989.
Now, I have a plausible one, although that does not make it true.
If Cuomo and his dad were an intimate part of the shadow government financial fraud network we are discussing, he and the network would have easy access to the necessary pictures, vidoes and various blackmail material needed to ensure they got what they wanted out of HUD.
No doubt if the Clintons were helping to run Mena for Bush's Enterprise during Iran-Contra, surely the Cuomo's in New York would have had some major action.
Various Mena allegations allege that the Gotti family were helping to distribute in NY.
... Anyway, that is my personal experience...
... and why Kemp was on board for so much corruption and fraud in Bush I -- and so effective at covering up Iran Contra fraud.
... Since that time, I have read and been told that extensive "control file" systems are in existence.
Corporate and government leaders do not go above a certain level of responsibility unless they have a "control file."
It is a bit like J.Edgar Hoover's dirty pictures.
I am told that if the powers that be can not get a control file on a person, that ultimately they are targeted and discredited like me or "suicided" like the many people who ended up on the website "death lists."
This was said to include Bill Colby who was instrumental in helping John DeCamp write and publish The Franklin Cover Up and win his lawsuit for one of the mind controlled children involved in the pedophilia ring.
Catherine Austin Fitts — http://www.solariactionnetwork.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=269
YouTube VIDEO — Child Abuse, Pedophiles and Child Protection Service Crimes
Conspiracy of Silence
      Click here
The supremacy of the central banking-warfare investment model that has ruled our planet for the last 500 years depends on being able to combine the high margin profits of organized crime with the low cost of capital and liquidity that comes with governmental authority and popular faith in the rule of law.
US air strike in Baghdad kills 14
At least 14 people killed, nine wounded, in US air strike attack
Our economy depends on insiders having their cake and eating it too and subsidizing a free lunch by stealing from someone else.
This works well when the general population shares in some of the subsidy, grows complacent and does not see the “real deal” on how the system works.
However, liquidity and governmental authority will erode if the general population becomes aware of how things really work.
As this happens, they begin to understand the power of innovative technology and re-engineering of government resources to create greater abundance both for themselves and other people.
As this happens, they lose faith in the myth that the current system is fundamentally legitimate.
This jeopardizes the financial markets that depend on fraudulent collateral and practices to continue to work.
It also jeopardizes the wealth and power of the people who are winning with financial fraud.
... As a consequence, extraordinary attention and sums of money are invested in affirming the myth and appearance of legitimacy.
This includes creating popular explanations of why the rich and powerful are lawful and ethical and the venal poor, hostile foreigners, crafty mobsters and incompetent and irresponsible middle class bureaucrats are to blame for the success of narcotics trafficking, financial fraud and other forms of organized crime.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
 
Our efforts at The Hamilton Securities Group to help HUD achieve maximum return on the sale of its defaulted mortgage assets coincided with a widespread process of “privatization” in which assets were, in fact, being transferred out of governments worldwide at significantly below market value in a manner providing extraordinary windfall profits, capital gains and financial equity to private corporations and investors.
US air strike in Baghdad kills 14
At least 14 people killed, nine wounded, in US air strike attack
In addition, government functions were being outsourced at prices way above what should have been market price or government costs — again stripping governmental and community resources in a manner that subsidized private interests.
The financial equity gained by private interests was often the result of financial, human, environmental and living equity stripped and stolen from communities — often without communities being able to understand what had happened or to clearly identify their loss.
This is why I now refer to privatization as “piratization.”
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
 
Over time I was increasingly shocked by the speed and ease with which many intelligent and seemingly competent members of the CFR [ Council on Foreign Relations ] appeared to eagerly justify policies and actions that supported growing corruption.
The regularity with which many CFR members would protect insiders from accountability regarding another appalling fraud surprised even me.
Many of them seemed delighted with the advantages of being an insider while being entirely indifferent to the extraordinary cost to all citizens of having our lives, health and resources drained to increase insider wealth in a manner that violated the most basic principles of fiduciary obligation and respect for the law.
In short, the CFR was operating in a win-lose economic paradigm that centralized economic and political power.
I was trying to find a way for us to shift to a win-win economic paradigm that was — by its nature — decentralizing.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
 
Monday, August 27, 2007
I Am Alden Pyle
President Bush's Vietnam Fantasy
Actually, the president had advanced this line of reasoning last November during the APEC summit in Vietnam.
My
comment at the time is still, I think, on the mark:
President Bush recently attracted considerable attention and criticism by stating before the Veterans of Foreign Wars that the takeaway from Vietnam was that we cut and ran too soon, and we should not duplicate that mistake in Iraq.
Asked if the experience in Vietnam offered lessons for Iraq, Bush said Friday, "We tend to want there to be instant success in the world, and the task in Iraq is going to take awhile."
He said "it's just going to take a long period of time" for "an ideology of freedom to overcome an ideology of hate.    Yet, the world that we live in today is one where they want things to happen immediately."
We'll succeed unless we quit," the president said.
It seems to me that the lesson of the Vietnam War is we screwed up, we got beat, tens of thousands of Americans and millions of Vietnamese died but, hey, the sun still rises in the East, things got better, and thirty years later our President is shaking hands with the political heir of the guys who kicked our ass.
In other words, the emergence of a prosperous, peaceful Vietnam is a pretty strong argument for acknowledging the mistake we made in Iraq and, bluntly, succeeding by quitting.
The new element in President Bush’s Vietnam reverie, one that attracted considerable headscratching and eyerolling from the cognoscenti, was his invocation of Alden Pyle, the blindly confident and profoundly destructive do-gooder in Graham Greene’s The Quiet American:
“In 1955, long before the United States had entered the war, Graham Greene wrote a novel called ‘The Quiet American.’     It was set in Saigon and the main character was a young government agent named Alden Pyle.
He was a symbol of American purpose and patriotism and dangerous naivete.
Another character describes Alden this way: ‘I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused.’
“After America entered the Vietnam War, Graham Greene — the Graham Greene argument gathered some steam.
Matter of fact, many argued that if we pulled out, there would be no consequences for the Vietnamese people.
In 1972, one anti-war senator put it this way: ‘What earthly difference does it make to nomadic tribes or uneducated subsistence farmers in Vietnam or Cambodia or Laos whether they have a military dictator, a royal prince or a socialist commissar in some distant capital that they've never seen and may never heard of?'"
Occuption and US paid quisling soldiers
Hmmm.
Contrary to the president’s assertion, the central lesson of Greene’s book is not that Pyle’s (read Bush’s) courage, energy, and idealism were betrayed by the lazy, ignoble disdain of lesser men (read Democrats) for a multi-decade crusade on behalf of Vietnamese (read Iraqi) freedom.
Greene’s powerfully-argued theme is that Pyle sacrificed the moral high ground, doomed his venture at its inception, and sowed the seeds of his own destruction by orchestrating a terrorist bombing in a profoundly misguided and indecent attempt to advance a foolish, unrealistic, and catastrophic political agenda.
Greene got it right in Vietnam and, I would say, in Iraq.
President Bush gets it wrong.
The thought that President Bush is perhaps relying on this fictional portrayal of a deluded naif to stoke personal fantasies of omniscience, moral clarity, and perhaps even (political) martyrdom in the face of widespread repudiation of his policies is, to say the least, disturbing.
Who was Alden Pyle supposed to be?
Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, the brilliant, driven general who was High Commissioner to Indo-China and the last, best hope of France’s desperate counterinsurgency effort against Ho Chi Minh, had this to say about Robert Blum, head of the US Economic Aid Mission to Indochina (Blum is sometimes cited as Greene’s model for Pyle):
You are the most dangerous man in Indochina.
And was the United States — represented in Greene’s fiction by Alden Pyle — dangerous enough to connive with a Vietnamese warlord in a terrorist attack in Saigon in 1951?
That was the explosive allegation at the heart of The Quiet American.
The Quiet American culminates with a bloody bombing in a square off the rue Catinat in central Saigon, precipitated by the naïve, bookish Pyle’s disastrous attempt to end-around the French and package a thuggish warlord, General The, as the leader of a nationalistic and democratic “Third Force”.
In real life, as in the book, the blast was set off by a “General” The, a renegade officer who had left the private army of the Caodai sect to set up business for himself near Saigon.    He had apparently attracted the interest of American, keen for a nationalist third force that would supplant both Communism and the French-backed Bao Dai regime.
To make a splashy arrival on the political scene, The executed two bloody bombings in Saigon.    Not only that, he took credit for them in a radio broadcast, despite initial attempts by the US to blame the Vietminh for the atrocities.
The later on became a fixture in the US-backed Diem government.
The Quiet American infuriated Americans when it came out.    New Yorker writer A.J. Leibling, fresh from liberating the wine cellars of Paris and flush with the self-regard born of the good war, excoriated Greene in a famous review.
Not surprisingly, the current Vietnamese government loves the book for its depiction of a US intervention morally and strategically doomed from its inception.
The Quiet American is apparently available all over Vietnam and the government gave full support to the filming of Philip Noyce’s excellent adaptation, which was finally released in 2002 after much 9/11-related anguish.
But the interesting and unanswered question is, what exactly did The get from the United States in 1950 and 1951?
Most American histories of the Vietnam mess give relatively short shrift to the period before 1954.    That was the year of Dienbienphu, Geneva, Diem, and all that, and Vietnam officially became America’s exclusive tar baby.
That’s why Graham Greene’s The Quiet American and volume two of Norman Sherry’s authorized biography of Greene The Life of Graham Greene (Penguin, 2004) are such fascinating and important additions to the history of the period.
Greene worked as a correspondent in Vietnam in the early 50s, and many of the characters and incidents are direct distillations of his experiences.    He wrote “Perhaps there is more direct rapportage in The Quiet American than in any other novel I have written”.    Sherry's diligence in retracing Greene's steps and providing context for his work and life have become legendary.
It appears highly likely that in 1950-51 the US aid mission, actually a hive of CIA spooks, was chafing at the limited role and information the French were willing to grant them in the effort against the Vietminh.
The survival of the French presence in Vietnam and its Bao Dai regime was clearly a matter of no more than a year or two.    The US had no qualms about pursuing Third Force options independently and displayed little sympathy for French objections or the destabilizing and demoralizing effects that their actions had on the desperate French effort to stabilize Vietnam.
Greene, himself a MI6 officer in the Second World War and sympathetic to the French view, undoubtedly learned of America’s playing footsie with people like The from indignant sources in the French Surete.
Did The, as Greene alleges in his book, get explosives, know-how, and direction from the CIA?    And did the US have prior knowledge of the attacks and, instead of stopping them, encouraged them and planned around them and exploited them for propaganda purposes?
Norman Sherry is extremely cautious and circumspect in weighing the evidence for the more sensational allegations.
Greene was clearly hearing Gallic tittle-tattle as suspicious French intelligence, military, and diplomatic personnel monitored the growing and increasingly assertive U.S. presence in Saigon.
The most damning was information from the French No. 1 in Vietnam, General Salan, that he had arrested an American consular officer on the Dakow Bridge (where Alden Pyle meets his end in the book) with plastic explosives in the trunk of his car.
However, Mr. Sherry did not uncover any whistleblowers within the ranks of Americans stationed in Saigon in ‘50/’51 who supported Greene’s story that the Catinat bombing was carried out by The with guilty American foreknowledge, assistance, and approval — or even that the US had any serious contacts with The prior to 1954.
Case not proven to legal standards is the conclusion I extracted from Chapter 29, which discusses the era and the events of the bombings in great detail.
However, on artistic grounds the situation in Vietnam provided a suitable basis for Greene to depict the deaths in rue Catinat as the direct consequence of callous and overconfident American adventurism.
Examining the historical context of The Quiet American provides an illuminating picture of the creeping American intervention and sidelining of the French, which came into the open only in 1955, when the US sided with Ngo Van Diem — and General The — and closed the books on the French experience in Vietnam.
The French struggle to regain control of Vietnam after World War II was a political, human, and financial catastrophe for the French homeland.
No question that the French needed American help, which Truman and Eisenhower provided.    By the time the French packed it in after Dien Bien Phu, America had underwritten 80% the cost of the failed French effort.
Nevertheless, the United States was an unenthusiastic and suspicious partner.    Truman’s anti-communism had replaced Roosevelt’s support for self-determination in the liberated countries of Southeast Asia as America’s guiding ideology, but the US was never able to look upon French aims, methods, or capabilities in Vietnam with any enthusiasm.
The corrosive distrust and dislike between the French and the Americans is fully documented in Greene’s book.
The takeaway from Greene’s book is not that he was wrong about the nature of US engagement in the brief period when Vietnam was slipping from French control.    It was that he was profoundly right about the twenty-year nightmare that the US and Vietnam were embarking on together.
Greene’s life and art were nourished by a stew of self-loathing and self-knowledge.    France’s doomed, disgusted struggle for Vietnam resonated with Greene’s sense of sin and cynical despondency.
On the other hand, he took the blithe, assertive ignorance of the Americans — symbolized by Alden Pyle — as a personal affront.
In 1951, to indicate the disastrous consequences of virtue blindly asserted without awareness of personal sin and weakness, Greene makes the naïve Pyle knowingly complicit in a horrific crime: the terror bombing of a square filled with innocent civilians in the center of Saigon.
Later on, American errors in Vietnam would be characterized more by sins of omission by the intentionally blind and willfully ignorant, and all-too-knowing sins of commission by people who harbored no illusions about the decency of their own methods.
People like Edward Lansdale.
Thankfully, Sherry’s book lays to rest the canard, repeated in Stanley Karnow’s Vietnam and countless other works — and promoted by Landsdale himself — that Edward Lansdale was the model for Alden Pyle.
Lansdale was the antithesis of Pyle: an egomaniacal blowhard, grandstander, and loose cannon whose eccentricity bordered on the pathological.
He famously put one over on Graham Greene, conspiring with director Joseph Manckiewicz to shoot the first version of The Quiet American, in 1959, in direct contradiction to the book and Greene’s intentions.
When the movie appeared, Alden Pyle — played by Audie Murphy — was the hero; and Greene’s alter-ego — the jaded English journalist Fowler — is the dangerous naïf who precipitates the carnage in the square.
In explaining why his version would prevail, Lansdale wrote to Manckiewicz:
" [no] more than one or two Vietnamese now alive know the real truth of the matter, and they certainly aren't going to tell it to anyone."
Landsdale did not officially enter the Vietnam arena until 1954, when he appeared as Diem’s minder.    Greene wrote his book in 1952.
But that doesn’t mean that Lansdale’s shadow isn’t over the events in rue Catinat.
Before Lansdale gained notoriety as John Kennedy’s go-to guy for spectacular failures, first in Vietnam and then Operation Mongoose — the increasingly harebrained strategies for destabilizing Cuba and assassinating Castro that attracted the attention of the Church Committee — he presided over one of the greatest successes in post-world war II US foreign policy — the crushing of the Philippine insurrection.
He did it in alliance with an energetic, talented, and compliant military office, Ramon Magsaysay.
Tactics included enlarging and upgrading the army, limiting abuses against the population by state military forces, aggressive irregular counterinsurgency operations, lots of psyops, and some land reform.    Also highly trained hunter-killer squads and unreliable paramilitaries.
Amazingly,
everything worked, at least against the isolated Huk movement, which at its height claimed 15,000 troops and only drew on the population of Luzon — 1.5 million — for support.
The Philippines is still the acme of American counterinsurgency, and one thinks it would be cited in the same breath with British suppression of the Malay Uprising, which seems to get all the positive ink as the only truly successful counterinsurgency operation in the modern period.
According to Lansdale, in 1954 he was ordered to Vietnam "to do there what you did in the Philippines."
An academic at the University of the Philippines, Roland Simbulan, stated:
So successful was the CIA in pulling the strings thru Lansdale that in 1954, a high-level US committee reported that, "American policy in Southeast Asia was most effectively represented in the Philippines, where any expanded program of Western influence may best be launched."
...
The CIA's success in crushing the peasant-based Huk rebellion in the 1950s made this operation the model for future counterinsurgency operations in Vietnam and Latin America.
Colonel Lansdale and his Filipino sidekick, Col. Napoleon Valeriano were later to use their counterguerrilla experience in the Philippines for training covert operatives in Vietnam and in the US-administered School of the Americas, which trained counterguerrilla assassins for Latin America.
Thus, the Philippines had become the CIA's prototype in successful covert operations and psychological warfare.
After his stint in the Philippines using propaganda, psywar and deception against the Huk movement, Lansdale was then assigned in Vietnam to wage military, political and psychological warfare.
When the Americans looked at Vietnam, they believed the French had a formula for failure, and America had the recipe for success.
During World War II, Roosevelt had already touted America’s policy supporting Philippine independence as a template for Vietnam.
The Pentagon Papers
record that President Roosevelt offered the De Gaulle Filipino advisors to help them out in Vietnam.
De Gaulle’s response to the astounding suggestion that the banner of European civilization and French honor could best be shouldered with the help of brown folks from the Philippines was “pensive silence”.
The Americans — like Alden Pyle — were too impatient of success and confident in their methods to work with the French.
Once the French were left, the American magic would work in Vietnam as it had in the Philippines.    All it required was U.S. prestige and aid, an innovative and ruthless cadre of advisors, and a seamless coordination between the American patron and the Vietnamese client, all constellated around a charismatic, competent leader.
But the differences turned out to be more important than the similarities.
Instead of Magsaysay, a dynamic man on horseback, we put our money on Diem, a (literally) cloistered Catholic and out of touch egoist.
Instead of the hapless, isolated Huks, we got iron-hard NVA soldiers with an impregnable base in North Vietnam, safe-haven borders, and Russian and Chinese assistance.
We got a counterinsurgency operation fatally compromised from its outset by excessive American reliance on political and military violence.
And of course, we got defeat instead of victory.
That’s the tragedy Graham Greene foresaw in the rue Catinat.
I think I’ll let Philip Noyce, director of the 2002 film adaptation of The Quiet American, have the last word.    From a
Salon interview in early 2003, as America teetered on the brink of the Iraq invasion:
Alden Pyle is alive and well today.    And that's either a mark of Greene's brilliance, or the fact that some things just never change... In theory, you've got a White House full of Alden Pyles.
[Laughter] And that's scary...
...Well, George Bush is the ultimate Alden Pyle!    He's hardly been out of the country, he's steeped in good intentions, believes he has the answer, is very naive, ultimately not that bright, and extremely dangerous.
 
The Ditch At My Lai
Of the 504 Vietnamese civilians who were murdered at My Lai in 1968 by the U.S. Government,
175 were shot at point-blank range in this ditch.

Iraq has become another ditch in America's Empire.
Bush and Cheney and Congress will stop at nothing.

Photo and words: Mike Hastie
Vietnam Veteran

Of the 504 Vietnamese civilians who were murdered at My Lai in 1968 by the U.S. Government,
175 were shot at point-blank range in this ditch.
Iraq has become another ditch in America's Empire.
Bush and Cheney and Congress will stop at nothing.
Photo and words: Mike Hastie
Vietnam Veteran
Bush and Cheney and the US Congress will stop at nothing
 
Mother mourns for her son killed by U.S. occupation soldiers and an Iraq puppet ( quisling ) soldiers in the city of Baqouba, some 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.

Photo: AP

Mother mourns for her son killed by U.S. occupation soldiers and Iraq puppet ( quisling ) soldiers in the city of Baqouba, Iraq.
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.
Photo: AP
Bush and Cheney and the US Congress will stop at nothing
The reader can appreciate why Wall Street would welcome someone as accommodating as Gorelick at Fannie Mae.
This was a period when the profits rolled in from engineering the most spectacular growth in mortgage debt in U.S. history.
As one real estate broker said, “They have turned our homes into ATM machines.”
Fannie Mae has been a leading player in centralizing control of the mortgage markets into Washington D.C. and Wall Street.
And that means as people were rounded up and shipped to prison as part of Operation Safe Home, Fannie was right behind to finance the gentrification of neighborhoods.
And that is before we ask questions about the extent to which the estimated annual financial flows of $500 billion–$1 trillion money laundering through the U.S. financial system or money missing from the US government are reinvested into Fannie Mae securities.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
James Forrestal
James Forrestal’s oil portrait always hung prominently in one of the private Dillon Read dining rooms for the eleven years that I worked at the firm. Forrestal, a highly regarded Dillon partner and President of the firm, had gone to Washington, D.C. in 1940 to lead the Navy during WWII and then played a critical role in creating the National Security Act of 1947.

He then became Secretary of War (later termed Secretary of Defense) in September 1947 and served until March 28, 1949.

Given the central banking-warfare investment model that rules our planet, it was appropriate that Dillon 
partners at various times lead both the Treasury Department and the Defense Department.

Shortly after resigning from government, Forrestal died falling out of a window of the Bethesda Naval Hospital outside of Washington, D.C. on May 22, 1949.

There is some controversy around the official explanation of his death — ruled a suicide.

Some insist he had a nervous breakdown. Some say that he was opposed to the creation of the state of Israel.

Others say that he argued for transparency and accountability in government, and against the provisions instituted at this time to create a secrete “black budget.”

He lost and was pretty upset about it — and the loss was a violent one.

Since the professional killers who operate inside the Washington beltway have numerous techniques to get perfectly sane people to kill themselves, I am not sure it makes a big difference.

Approximately a month later, the CIA Act of 1949 was passed.

The Act created the CIA and endowed it with the statutory authority that became one of the chief components of financing the “black” budget — the power to claw monies from other agencies for the benefit of secretly funding the intelligence communities and their corporate contractors.

This was to turn out to be a devastating development for the forces of transparency, without which there can be no rule of law, free markets or democracy.

Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits

Photo: Wikipedia     

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed Forrestal as an administrative assistant on June 22, 1940, then nominated him as Undersecretary of the Navy six weeks later. In the latter post, Forrestal would prove to be very effective at mobilizing industrial production for the war effort.
He became Secretary of the Navy on May 19, 1944, following the death of his immediate supervisor Frank Knox from a heart attack. Forrestal then led the Navy through the closing year of the war and the demobilization that followed.   What might have been his greatest legacy as Navy Secretary was an attempt that came to nought.   He, along with Secretary of War Henry Stimson and Under Secretary of State Joseph Grew, in the early months of 1945, strongly advocated a softer policy toward Japan that would permit a negotiated face-saving surrender.   His primary concern was "the menace of Russian Communism and its attraction for decimated, destabilized societies in Europe and Asia", and, therefore, keeping the Soviet Union out of the war with Japan.   Had his advice been followed, Japan might well have surrendered before August 1945, precluding the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.   So strongly did he feel about this matter that he cultivated negotiation attempts that bordered closely on insubordination toward the President.
Forrestal opposed the unification of the services, but even so helped develop the National Security Act of 1947 that created the National Military Establishment (the Department of Defense was not created as such until August 1949), and with the former Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson retiring to private life, Forrestal was the next choice.
His 18 months at Defense came at an exceptionally difficult time for the U.S. military establishment:   Communist governments came to power in Czechoslovakia and China; West Berlin was blockaded, necessitating the Berlin Airlift to keep it going; the war between the Arab states and Israel after the establishment of Israel in Palestine; and negotiations were going on for the formation of NATO.   His reign was also hampered by intense interservice rivalries.
In addition, President Harry Truman constrained military budgets billions of dollars below what the services were requesting, putting Forrestal in the middle of the tug-of-war.   Forrestal was also becoming more and more worried about the Soviet threat.   Internationally, the takeover by the Communists of Eastern Europe, their threats to the governments of Greece, Italy, and France, their impending takeover of China, and the invasion of South Korea by North Korea would demonstrate the legitimacy of his concerns on the international front as well.
Photo and description: Wikipedia
James Forrestal’s oil portrait always hung prominently in one of the private Dillon Read dining rooms for the eleven years that I worked at the firm. Forrestal, a highly regarded Dillon partner and President of the firm, had gone to Washington, D.C. in 1940 to lead the Navy during WWII and then played a critical role in creating the National Security Act of 1947.
He then became Secretary of War (later termed Secretary of Defense) in September 1947 and served until March 28, 1949.
Given the central banking-warfare investment model that rules our planet, it was appropriate that Dillon partners at various times lead both the Treasury Department and the Defense Department.
Shortly after resigning from government, Forrestal died falling out of a window of the Bethesda Naval Hospital outside of Washington, D.C. on May 22, 1949.
There is some controversy around the official explanation of his death — ruled a suicide.
Some insist he had a nervous breakdown. Some say that he was opposed to the creation of the state of Israel.
Others say that he argued for transparency and accountability in government, and against the provisions instituted at this time to create a secrete “black budget.”
He lost and was pretty upset about it — and the loss was a violent one.
Since the professional killers who operate inside the Washington beltway have numerous techniques to get perfectly sane people to kill themselves, I am not sure it makes a big difference.
Approximately a month later, the CIA Act of 1949 was passed.
The Act created the CIA and endowed it with the statutory authority that became one of the chief components of financing the “black” budget — the power to claw monies from other agencies for the benefit of secretly funding the intelligence communities and their corporate contractors.
This was to turn out to be a devastating development for the forces of transparency, without which there can be no rule of law, free markets or democracy.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
What Briody does not mention is allegations regarding Brown & Root's involvement in narcotics trafficking. Former LAPD narcotics investigator Mike Ruppert once described his break up with fiance Teddy — an agent dealing narcotics and weapons for the CIA while working with Brown & Root, as follows:
“Arriving in New Orleans in early July, 1977 I found her living in an apartment across the river in Gretna. Equipped with scrambler phones, night vision devices and working from sealed communiqués delivered by naval and air force personnel from nearby Belle Chasse Naval Air Station, Teddy was involved in something truly ugly.
She was arranging for large quantities of weapons to be loaded onto ships leaving for Iran.
At the same time she was working with Mafia associates of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello to coordinate the movement of service boats that were bringing large quantities of heroin into the city.
The boats arrived at Marcello controlled docks, unmolested by even the New Orleans police she introduced me to, along with divers, military men, former Green Berets and CIA personnel.
“The service boats were retrieving the heroin from oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, oil rigs in international waters, oil rigs built and serviced by Brown and Root.
The guns that Teddy monitored, apparently Vietnam era surplus AK 47s and M16s, were being loaded onto ships also owned or leased by Brown and Root.
And more than once during the eight days I spent in New Orleans I met and ate at restaurants with Brown and Root employees who were boarding those ships and leaving for Iran within days.
Once, while leaving a bar and apparently having asked the wrong question, I was shot at in an attempt to scare me off.”
Source: "Halliburton’s Brown and Root is One of the Major Components of the Bush-Cheney Drug Empire" by Michael Ruppert, From the Wilderness
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
The Clinton Administration took the groundwork laid by Nixon, Reagan and Bush and embraced and blossomed the expansion and promotion of federal support for police, enforcement and the War on Drugs with a passion that was hard to understand unless and until you realized that the American financial system was deeply dependent on attracting an estimated $500 billion-$1 trillion of annual money laundering.
Globalizing corporations and deepening deficits and housing bubbles required attracting vast amounts of capital.
Attracting capital also required making the world safe for the reinvestment of the profits of organized crime and the war machine.
Without growing organized crime and military activities through government budgets and contracts, the economy would stop centralizing.
The Clinton Administration was to govern a doubling of the federal prison population.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
ESTIMATED NUCLEAR WARHEADS, STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL
Map showing declared, suspected and potential nuclear nations.

The US is also said to have some 3,000 warheads in reserve, while Russia has about 11,000 in non-operational stockpiles.

Israel declines to confirm it has nuclear weapons.

North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.

Iran is accused by the US of ambitions to build nuclear arms.

The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.

The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.

In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.

Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
The United States has conducted 1,127 nuclear and thermonuclear tests — 217 in the atmosphere.
The Soviet Union/ Russia conducted 969 tests — 219 in the atmosphere.
France, 210 tests, 50 in the atmosphere.
The United Kingdom, 45 tests — 21 in the atmosphere.
China, 45 tests — 23 in the atmosphere.
India and Pakistan — 13 tests underground.
Israel — possible 1 test atmosphere South Africa 1979.
North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.
“The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.”
“The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.   In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.”
Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
Western Elite militarism
Western Elite Terror States
Western Elite War Crimes
 
 
  Protests around world every 11th of month
Danish scientist Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 on nano-thermite in the WTC dust.

911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

2,606 people lost their lives in the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001.

125 people lost their lives at the Pentagon on 9/11.

246 people lost their lives on the four planes on 9/11.

Image: Danish TV2
Danish scientist Niels Harrit on nano-thermite in the WTC dust.

Niels Harrit, you and eight other researchers conclude in this article that it was nano-thermite that caused these buildings to collapse.

We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.

One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.

This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.

Photo: agenda911.dk
Danish scientist Niels Harrit on nano-thermite in the WTC dust
Transcript of interview with Niels Harrit on Danish TV2 News 6th April 2009.
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Danish TV2   International researchers have found traces of explosives among the World Trade Center rubble.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano-thermite contains more energy than dynamite and can be used as rocket fuel.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

So you found nano-thermite in the World Trade Center buildings, why do you think it caused the collapses?

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
A new scientific article concludes that impacts from the two hijacked aircraft did not cause the collapses in 2001.
We turn our attention to 9/11 — the major attack in New York.
Apparently the two airplane-impacts did not cause the towers to collapse, according to a newly published scientific article.
Researchers found nano-thermite explosive in the rubble, that cannot have come from the planes.
They believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.
Niels Harrit, you and eight other researchers conclude in this article, that it was nano-thermite that caused these buildings to collapse. What is nano-thermite?
Niels Harrit   We found nano-thermite in the rubble.
We are not saying only nano-thermite was used.
Thermite itself dates back to 1893.
It is a mixture of aluminum and rust-powder, which react to create intense heat.
The reaction produces iron, heated to 2500 °C.
This can be used to do welding.   It can also be used to melt other iron.
Nanotechnology makes things smaller.   So in nano-thermite, this powder from 1893 is reduced to tiny particles, perfectly mixed.
When these react, the intense heat develops much more quickly.
Nano-thermite can be mixed with additives to give off intense heat, or serve as a very effective explosive.
It contains more energy than dynamite, and can be used as rocket fuel.
Danish TV2   I Googled nano-thermite, and not much has been written about it.   Is it a widely known scientific substance?   Or is it so new that other scientists are hardly aware of it?
Niels Harrit   It is a collective name for substances with high levels of energy.
If civilian researchers (like myself) are not familiar with it, it is probably because they do not do much work with explosives.
As for military scientists, you would have to ask them.
I do not know how familiar they are with nanotechnology.
Danish TV2   So you found this substance in the WTC, why do you think it caused the collapses?
Niels Harrit   Well, it's an explosive.   Why else would it be there?
Danish TV2   You believe the intense heat melted the building?s steel support structure, and caused the building to collapse like a house of cards?
Niels Harrit   I cannot say precisely, as this substance can serve both purposes.
It can explode and break things apart, and it can melt things.
Both effects were probably used, as I see it.
Molten metal pours out of the South Tower several minutes before the collapse.
This indicates the whole structure was being weakened in advance.
Then the regular explosives come into play.
The actual collapse sequence had to be perfectly timed, all the way down.
Danish TV2   What quantities are we talking about?
Niels Harrit   A lot.   There were only two planes, but three skyscrapers collapsed.
We know roughly how much dust was created.
The pictures show huge quantities, everything but the steel was pulverised.
And we know roughly how much unreacted thermite we have found.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano Thermite can explode and break things apart and it can melt things.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Both effects were probably used by the use of Nano Thermite as I see it.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

The use of nano thermite indicates the whole structure was being weakened in advance.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
This is the “loaded gun”, material that did not ignite for some reason.
We are talking about tonnes.   Over 10 tonnes, possibly 100 tonnes.
Danish TV2   Ten tonnes, possibly 100 tonnes, in three buildings?   And these substances are not normally found in such buildings?
Niels Harrit   No.   These materials are extremely advanced.
Danish TV2   How do you place such material in a skyscraper, on all the floors?
Niels Harrit   How you would get it in?
Danish TV2   Yes.
Niels Harrit   If I had to transport it in those quantities I would use pallets.   Get a truck and move it in on pallets.
Danish TV2   Why hasn't this been discovered earlier?
Niels Harrit   By whom?
Danish TV2   The caretakers, for example.     If you are moving 10 to 100 tonnes of nano-thermite around, and placing it on all the floors.     I am just surprised no-one noticed.
Niels Harrit   As a journalist, you should address that question to the company responsible for security at the WTC.
Danish TV2   So you are in no doubt the material was present?
Niels Harrit   You cannot fudge this kind of science.
We have found it.   Unreacted thermite.
Danish TV2   What responses has your article received around the world?
Niels Harrit   It is completely new knowledge for me.
It was only published last Friday.   So it is too early to say.
But the article may not be as groundbreaking as you think.
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, have long known that the three buildings were demolished.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Once the nano thermite was used then the regular explosives come into play.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

The actual collapse sequence had to be perfectly times, all the way down.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

And we know roughly how much unreacted thermite we have found.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

No.  These nano thermite materials are extremely advanced.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano thermite in the buildings - almost ten years have passed.

Nano-thermite contains more energy than dynamite and can be used as rocket fuel.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

So you found nano-thermite in the World Trade Center buildings, why do you think it caused the collapses?

It was by chance that someone discovered nano thermite two years ago.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
This has been crystal clear.
Our research is just the last nail in the coffin.
This is not the 'smoking gun', it is the 'loaded gun'.
Each day, thousands of people realise that the WTC was demolished.
That is something unstoppable.
Danish TV2   Why has no-one discovered earlier that there was nano-thermite in the buildings?   Almost ten years have passed.
Niels Harrit   You mean in the dust?
Danish TV2   Yes.
Niels Harrit   It was by chance that someone looked at the dust with a microscope.
They are tiny red chips.
The biggest are 1 mm in size, and can be seen with the naked eye.
But you need a microscope to see the vast majority.
It was by chance that someone discovered them two years ago.
Danish TV2   It has taken 18 months to prepare the scientific article you refer to.
Niels Harrit   It is a very comprehensive article based on thorough research.
Danish TV2   You have been working on this for several years, because it didn't make sense to you.
Niels Harrit   Yes, over two years actually.
It all started when I saw the collapse of Building 7, the third skyscraper.
It collapsed seven hours after the twin towers.
And there were only two airplanes.
When you see a 47-storey building, 186m tall, collapse in 6.5 seconds, and you are a scientist, you think “what?”.
I had to watch it again… and again.
I hit the button 10 times, and my jaw dropped lower and lower.
Firstly, I had never heard of that building before.
And there was no visible reason why it should collapse in that way, straight down, in 6.5 seconds.
I have had no rest since that day.
Danish TV2   Ever since 9/11 there has been speculation, and conspiracy theories.   What do you say to viewers who hear about your research and say, “we?ve heard it all before, there are lots of conspiracy theories”.   What would you say to convince them that this is different?
Niels Harrit   I think there is only one conspiracy theory worth mentioning, the one involving 19 hijackers.
I think viewers should ask themselves what evidence they have seen to support the official conspiracy theory.
If anyone has seen evidence, I would like to hear about it
No-one has been formally charged.   No-one is 'wanted'.
Our work should lead to demands for a proper criminal investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Because it never happened.   We are still waiting for it.
We hope our results will be used as technical evidence when that day comes.
Danish TV2   Niels Harrit, fascinating, thanks for coming in.
Niels Harrit   My pleasure
ITALIAN SAYS 9-11 SOLVED
It’s common knowledge, he reveals
CIA — Mossad behind terror attacks
By the Staff of American Free Press
Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies.
In what translates awkwardly into English, Cossiga told the newspaper Corriere della Sera:
“All the [intelligence services] of America and Europe… know well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the Mossad, with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part … in Iraq [and] Afghanistan.”
Cossiga was elected president of the Italian Senate in July 1983 before winning a landslide election to become president of the country in 1985, and he remained until 1992.
Cossiga’s tendency to be outspoken upset the Italian political establishment, and he was forced to resign after revealing the existence of, and his part in setting up, Operation Gladio.
This was a rogue intelligence network under NATO auspices that carried out bombings across Europe in the 1960s, 1970s and ’80s.
Gladio’s specialty was to carry out what they termed 'false flag' operations — terror attacks that were blamed on their domestic and geopolitical opposition.
In March 2001, Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra stated, in sworn testimony:
“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game.
The reason was quite simple: to force … the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security.”
Cossiga first expressed his doubts about 9-11 in 2001, and is quoted by 9-11 researcher Webster Tarpley saying:
“The mastermind of the attack must have been a sophisticated mind, provided with ample means not only to recruit fanatic kamikazes, but also highly specialized personnel.
I add one thing: it could not be accomplished without infiltrations in the radar and flight security personnel.”
Coming from a widely respected former head of state, Cossiga’s assertion that the 9-11 attacks were an inside job and that this is common knowledge among global intelligence agencies is illuminating.
It is one more eye-opening confirmation that has not been mentioned by America’s propaganda machine in print or on TV.
Nevertheless, because of his experience and status in the world, Cossiga cannot be discounted as a crackpot.
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We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.

One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.

This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.

Photo: Bentham-Open.org
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Photo: Bentham-Open.org
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.
One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.
The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).
The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.
The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.
This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.
 
Your life, your children's lives —
Will you live or die?
Decided by small group of elite.
Pure evil
It doesn't get any clearer than this
 
Published on Friday, March 2, 2007 by the Los Angeles Times
US to Develop New Hydrogen Bomb
by Ralph Vartabedian
The Energy Department will announce today a contract to develop the nation's first new hydrogen bomb in two decades, involving a collaboration between three national weapons laboratories, The Times has learned.
The new bomb will include design features from all three labs, though Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Bay Area appears to have taken the lead position in the project. The Los Alamos and Sandia labs in New Mexico will also be part of the project.
Why are the West's elites trying to start a nuclear war?
Because you pay for it
BBC — Thursday, 6 September 2007
UK jets 'chase Russian bombers'
UK MoD image of Tupolev-95 Bear bomber

An MoD photo shows RAF Typhoon shadowing a Russian Bear-H
Norway says Russia has increased military flights in the Arctic
The UK's Royal Air Force has launched fighter jets to intercept eight Russian military planes flying in airspace patrolled by Nato, UK officials say.
Four RAF F3 Tornado aircraft were scrambled in response to the Russian action, the UK's defence ministry said.
The Russian planes - said to be long-range bombers - had earlier been followed by Norwegian F16 jets.
Russia recently revived a Cold War-era practice of flying bombers on long-range patrols.
A Norwegian officer, Lt Col John Inge Oegland, told the BBC the Russian Tupolev Tu-95 Bear bombers flew in international airspace from the Barents Sea to the Atlantic, before turning back.
Two Norwegian F-16s shadowed them on Thursday morning and another two went up later, he said.
There have been several similar incidents in recent months, Lt-Col Oegland added.
"Norway is following the increased Russian activity in the far north with interest," he told the BBC News website.
He said the Russian flights were not causing alarm in Norway.   "Our systems are adequate," he said, when asked whether Norway was bolstering its security in the area.
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'Oh!   You don't believe the 9-11 official version,' they say.
'You mean where they want you to accept the buildings were not blown up from below.
'Plane fuel!   Substance never burns higher then a gas stove!   That it caused the inner core steel to melt!
'Steel melting!
'Concrete vaporizing!
' 'No!   I don't believe that conspiracy theory.
'Cheney!   Bush!   Rudy Giuliani!   HA!  HA!
'Tower 7 that never had a plane hit — just came tumbling down!
'You believe that, eh!
'Ever think it had to be blown up because the plane scheduled to fly into it was off getting shot down.
'Thermite in Tower 7's walls, you see — incriminating evidence — impossible to get out without people watching!
Had to be blown up!
'Next you'll be saying Obama is not a Wall Street Illuminati banker stooge?
'Take your pick:   The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedians.
'Him who allows himself to be used.
'Oh!   I can't really blame you,   Television it turns minds to pulp.
'Turn off the television.   It's the only way.'
'Turn off the television?'
'Get rid of it really.   I mean what else is there to do!'
'Get rid of the television?'
'Don't forget all radio garbage is propaganda, even the songs.
'Then those five minute propaganda hits they send you every hour!
'The ones they refer to as News
'Get rid of all the propaganda from your brain, the only way to do it.'
'Stop being hooked on those Hollywood movies — even those that make you think they are making you think'
'All paid performers to make your brain dead.
'You turn the brainwashing off, you'll begin to become yourself.
'It really is the only way!'
'Oh!'
Kewe — Kewe.info
Matt Conner, Jon Roberts, Matt Dayton
... Hey!   Not only are these safe as houses, but they are insured.   What could possibly go wrong!
This is the Triple B, Triple A, Single A jargon that you hear talked about.   The ratings like Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Fitch are the ones who give the ratings.   Part of the reason they give the Triple A rating is because it is a Municipal Bond which is safe and insured....
Now here is the problem — if the insurers crumble then that [Triple A for Municipal Bonds] rating might go away.   It is inherently risker now to hold such an investment.
Triple A is supposed to be as safe as Government Treasuries.   In order for the Government Treasuries to not pay it would have to be Mad Max time.   So Triple A is top level, equal to Government Securities unless the country [and Western world economic system — Kewe Kewe.info] collapses.
Insurance companies are clearly not as safe as Triple A Treasuries.   We all know this.   But they [these insurance companies] are not getting downgraded.   Why are they not getting downgraded?   Because it will create a cascade failure.
If the insurance companies [insuring Municipal Bonds] loose their Triple A rating... Municipal Bonds that these insurance companies insured will loose their Triple A rating.
That's when it gets really bad because standing orders in many Trading Houses say if its Triple A then buy it, if it's not Triple A we can not hold it and we have to sell it.   'Because I have a pension fund and I need to take care of old grandmas.'
... Now what happens?   Well, Trading Houses have invested a bunch of money into a security that is no longer Triple A.   They are forced to sell.
If insurance companies [insuring Municipal Bonds] get downgraded, Municipal Bonds are no longer as safe as they once were and stand to be downgraded.   This means that a whole bunch of institutions that hold them will be forced to sell them, by policy.   That would be a collapse in the funding that allows municipalities to build hospitals and fire stations... and schools and everything else.
Everyone realizes this and they try to protect Municipal Bonds at all cost.
Hedge Funds are getting margin calls for whom their credit has disappeared — the people who loaned the credit wanting their money back because not only [have Hedge Funds bought] Municipal Bonds but more speculative things such as Sub Prime.
Hedge Funds are taking losses...   big losses.   They are getting margin calls and so they are going to have to sell good things to get money to pay for their margin calls.   What Hedge Funds have chosen to sell — Municipal Bonds.   [the only thing they have that's worth anything — Kewe Kewe.info]
...   Municipal Bonds are trading today twenty to forty times the normal volume.
[Now in addition] The cops have finally shown up!
... The Municipal Derivative Business is under probe as to anti-trust.   US Prosecutors and the Securities and Exchange Commission have been searching for more than a year for evidence of rigged bidding and other misconduct by banks that sell Investments and Derivatives such as Interest Rate Swaps tied to Municipal Bonds...   Lawyers in the Municipal Bonds industry say the criminal probe is the biggest in the history of the almost two-hundred year old market.
States, Cities and Towns have 2.6 Trillion dollars of debt outstanding....
Transactions as far back as 1992 are under investigation.
... Banks lend to each other.   Banks have Capital Requirements — You have to have a certain amount of money in your vaults, of cash — If I give my bank ten dollars, they can take nine dollars of that and lend it out.
... Think of how many times these loans get resold.   It's the fact that [now] the loan packages are not going to be sold to anyone else.   A loan [has been] put out and this gets bought by someone else and that becomes collateral for another loan on the inside of the banking system, and that may in fact turn into something else entirely.
This same collateral [for a house] has been used on multiple loans so that one house could turn into [pseudo ten or a hundred houses] because these [subsequent] loans have been made safe by the Insurance Companies.
This is what we call leverage.   It's great on the way up.   It's awful on the way down.
... It's a complete smoke and mirrors game.   The economics is how I feel.   ... The Fed Rate Cut is purely a psychological attack if you will on our Bear Mind to make us think, 'Oh Yeah! Buy Again!'
It's also a failure of them [the Feds] to defend the current rate.
This is a double layered lie in that it is psychological in nature, also completely false in that the Fed does not actually Cut a Rate.   The Market does.   The Fed simply announces data.   They fool everyone in to thinking they are setting the rate.
The Fed's real power is jawboning.   They have some ability to 'Inject Liquidity' which means they are 'Selling Debt' ...   The Fed rarely does Permanent Loans.   It much more does Temporary Loans which have to be paid back within 30 and 90 days.
That loan has interest attached to it.
... Sub Prime losses are thought to be in the 400 to 600 Billion dollar range.   That does not account for Municipal or Corporate Debt Losses.
You have that money vanishing.   You have 2 Trillion vanishing.   You have all the products that could have been made off that 2 Trillion leveraged vanishing.
This is very heavily Deflationary.
Both Inflationary and Deflationary pressures are occurring right now.   For instance Gold is going up, Oil is going up.   This is Price Inflation.   This is Monetary Origination Deflation.   Total dollars in the system vanishing.
If our 'Shadowy Masters' wanted to destroy this country it would be done by Deflation.
[Deflation for high ticket items so the rich elite with money get to buy homes, stocks cheaper, inflation for food, transportation and anything to do with oil, for us poor folks to pay them, adding to their wealth
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9/11
By all accounts, the unprecedented events of September 11th, 2001 changed the way our country functions, and in turn, the world.
It is therefore critical that conscientious Americans, as well as people around the globe, understand these events in detail.
Unfortunately the official reports, including The 9/11 Commission Report and the NIST WTC Report, written by those working under the direction of the Bush Administration, have been proven to be elaborate cover-ups.
Film: 9/11 Revisited
September 11th Revisited is perhaps the most riveting film ever made about the destruction of the World Trade Center.
This is a powerful documentary which features eyewitness accounts and archived news footage that was shot on September 11, 2001 but never replayed on television.
Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses & firefighters, along with expert analysis by Professor Steven E. Jones, Professor David Ray Griffin, MIT Engineer Jeffrey King, and Professor James H. Fetzer.
This film provides stunning evidence that explosives were used in the complete demolition of the WTC Twin Towers and WTC Building 7.
For Film: 9/11 Revisited
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Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
An excellent documentary about the families of the victims of 9/11 and their fight to uncover and expose the truth about what happened that day.
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Film: 9/11 Mysteries
90 minutes of pure demolition evidence and analysis, laced with staggering witness testimonials.
Moving from “the myth” through “the analysis” and into “the players,” careful deconstruction of the official story set right alongside clean, clear science.
The 9/11 picture is not one of politics or nationalism or loyalty, but one of strict and simple physics.   How do you get a 10-second 110-story pancake collapse?
Every missile has a home.

Photo: Alaska Image Library
Every missile has a home
(No Mortgages to Worry About)
Image: Natasha Mayers
Unspeakable grief and horror
                        ...and the circus of deception continues...
He says, "You are quite mad, Kewe"
And of course I am.
Why, I don't believe any of it — not the bloody body, not the bloody mind, not even the bloody Universe, or is it bloody multiverse.
"It's all illusion," I say.   "Don't you know, my lad, my lassie.   The game!   The game, me girl, me boy!   Takes on interest, don't you know.   T'is me sport, till doest find a better!"
Pssssst — but all this stuff is happening down here
Let's change it!
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