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Guest Post: Lions And Tigers And Terrorists, Oh My!

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Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market blog,

The debate over what actions actually constitute “terrorism,” I believe, will become one of the defining ideological battles of our era. Terrorism is not a word often used by common people to describe aberrant behaviors or dastardly deeds; however, it is used by governments around the world to label and marginalize political enemies. That is to say, it is the government that normally decides who is a “terrorist” and who is a mere “criminal,” the assertion being that one is clearly far worse than the other.

The terrorist label elicits emotional firestorms and fearful brain-quakes in the minds of the masses. It causes the ignorant and unaware to abandon principles they would normally apply to any other malicious enterprise. They begin to reason that a criminal should be afforded justice, while a terrorist should be afforded only vengeance, even though the act of branding a person a “terrorist” is often completely arbitrary. This vengeance is usually pursued by any means. Thus, the terrorist moniker becomes a rationalization for every vicious and inhuman policy of the establishment, as well as for the citizenry.

Dishonorable and foolish people claim the existence of terrorism essentially gives license for the rest of us to become criminal, willfully trampling on individuals’ rights to privacy, property, free speech, due process, civic participation, etc. Mass criminality against the individual in the name of social safety is the glue that holds together all tyrannical systems, triggering a catastrophic cycle of moral relativism that eventually bleeds a culture dry.

Historically, the expanded use of the terrorist label by governments tends to coincide with the rising tides of despotism. A government that quietly seeks to dominate the people will inevitably begin to treat the people as if they are the enemy. Those citizens who present the greatest philosophical or physical threat to the centralization of power are usually the first to suffer. I do not think it is unfair to say that any system of authority that suddenly claims to see terrorists under every rock and behind every tree is probably about to rain full-on fascism down upon the population.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the legal extension of this process, with a vaporous gray language that allows the government to interpret it in any manner it deems useful, which conveniently allows it to interpret a wide range of “offenses” as acts of war against the state.

The Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something Say Something” campaign is the social extension of the process, by which it creates the framework for a paranoid self-censored surveillance culture.

The fusion center network is the enforcement extension designed to surround local and State police with an atmosphere of indoctrination and federalized dogma, teaching common cops to profile according to a template that is so ambiguous that literally any activity could be considered suspicious or terroristic.

All that is left for the establishment is to force the vocabulary of fear into mainstream consciousness. This means constant propaganda. This means furious hype. This means an utterly shameless barrage of false associations, misdirections and fantastical fairyland lies. This means that we have reached a point in the grand totalitarian scheme in which the American populace is about to be bombarded with an endless drone of terrorism brainwashing — not demonizing a foreign enemy, but demonizing the hypothetical extremist next door. In fact, the Boston Marathon bombing seems to have been the signal for an escalation of such rhetoric. The high-speed conditioning has already begun.

In Middlefield, Ohio, James Gilkerson, an unemployed man taking care of his elderly mother, was pulled over during a routine traffic stop only to exit his vehicle firing an AK-47 at police officers. The action was obviously unprovoked; the police responded with deadly force, and rightly so. I would have done the same. Gilkerson’s attack was crazy, yes. Criminal? Yes. But Middlefield Police Chief Arnold Stanko’s remarks to the press bring a whole other dark side to this already tragic event. Stanko stated that: “He got out of the vehicle, intending to kill my officers. We don’t know why he did it… He was a scumbag and a terrorist, and he’s dead.”

Stanko doesn’t know why Gilkerson fired at police, but he is certain that the man was a “terrorist.” What if Gilkerson was depressed or overmedicated or he just snapped that day? Terrorism denotes certain premeditation and planning. This attack was clearly not part of a malicious scheme, yet the label of “terrorist” is being thrown around nonchalantly, almost as if law enforcement has been trained to use such rhetoric whenever it suits them.

In Montevideo, Minn., the FBI recently raided the home of Buford Rogers, who was convicted of felony burglary in 2011. Authorities had received reports that Buford was in possession of a firearm, which is illegal for convicted felons. The raid did indeed produce firearms, as well as items the FBI dubbed “explosive devices.” They did not specify what these “explosive devices” were or if they actually posed a significant threat to anyone. After the bust, headlines read “FBI Thwarts Terror Attack.”

Again, there is absolutely no indication here of a planned attack. There’s no indication that Rogers had any intent to hurt anyone or even any ideological motivations to hurt anyone. Yet the terrorism label is used again to describe a routine criminal arrest.

In Tempe, Ariz., 18-year-old Joshua Prater was arrested after a maid found an “explosive device” in his closet and turned it in to authorities. Prater claims he built the device, consisting of a carbon dioxide cartridge, a fireworks fuse, gunpowder, match heads and fireworks, eight years ago; and he claims he was not aware it was dangerous. Police did not call Prater a terrorist, but they did refer to his device as an “IED,” which, as we all know, is the abbreviation used by U.S. soldiers to describe an “improvised explosive device,” the favorite weapon of insurgents and “terrorists” in Iraq and Afghanistan. Such terminology is not coincidental. Make no mistake; this is a calculated effort to introduce the language of the battlefield to the streets of America.

Seattle police are now holding simulation drills at local schools in which law enforcement officials fight against gun-wielding proxy opponents posing as “angry parents.”

These kinds of drills are a part of a larger DHS program implemented through fusion centers which, in my view, is designed to desensitize law enforcement to violence against common citizens. Said drills have simulated conflicts with constitutionalists, home-schoolers, patriots and so on. Let’s be clear here; the “terrorists” that the police are now being trained to fight against are people like you and me. We are being painted as the future enemy.

Just to solidify this reality, I will also point out the recent exposure of a DHS training program series available on the Federal Emergency Management Agency Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program website, which includes a media section designed to provide teaching aids to agency heads and law enforcement. The series includes a fabricated news broadcast that covers a hypothetical raid on a “militia headquarters.” The video shows semi-automatic firearms, rifle scopes, night vision, flak jackets — all perfectly legal in the United States today — as illegal “contraband,” while painting gun owners and militias as chemical weapon-wielding terrorists.

What started as an appeal to the average American’s sense of Islamophobia after the 9/11 attacks has now evolved into the full-spectrum theater of random domestic terrorism that culminates in what the establishment calls “self-radicalization.”

The concept of self-radicalization is a very interesting propaganda tactic. Rather than limiting the public’s fear only to some outside foreign enemy like Al Qaeda or some domestic activist organization like the liberty movement, the establishment has now composed a narrative in which each and every one of us might one day catch the extremist virus of dissent, defiance or ideological violence and suddenly decide to kill, kill, kill.

The more naïve subsections of our society will accept unConstitutional methods against the “radicalized” out of fear and conditioning, without realizing that the machinations of bureaucracy being used against those they hate could just as easily be used against them in the future.

If the elites achieve the social endgame they desire, legal and political wordplay will become so broad that anyone could be targeted. If you are a citizen who defies the establishment power structure, then you are an extremist. If you are an extremist, then you are a terrorist. If you are a terrorist, then you are an enemy combatant. And, under the NDAA, if you are an enemy combatant, you are no longer a citizen and you no longer deserve Constitutional protection. The circular logic is maddening, not to mention outrageous. But it is also very useful when an abusive government needs a pretext to silence or destroy dissent. Under totalitarianism, all people become terrorists. It starts with the mistreatment of the worst of us, and it ends with the mistreatment of the best of us.

 


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Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:36 | Link to Comment howenlink
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I, Terrorist.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:51 | Link to Comment The Thunder Child
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Don't let fear and paranoia dictate your actions and limit your expression of outrage at the corruption government. If we all hide in our homes clinging to our guns for fear of retaliton, audits, DHS, FEMA camps or being labeled a terrorist then they have all ready won.

Fear is the mindkiller, fear is the ultimate weapon used against you.

First they came for the Libertarians and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Libertarian.
Then they came for the Tea Party, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Tea Party member.
Then they came for the Gun Owners, and I didn't speak out because I was afraid.
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.

Now is the time to speak out and perform civil disobedience, now is the time to stand up in unison and say "NO MORE".

Miltiia's are 100% legal if you follow the letter of the law. William Cooper did a great video explaining how to start your own legal militia you can view it here.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:52 | Link to Comment jbvtme
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we're going to need the military and possibly the tall white et's on our side

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:00 | Link to Comment The Thunder Child
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Crap was about to post the fix to my spelling mistakes...sorry.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 23:51 | Link to Comment ZerOhead
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The world is truly going to hell... since when do militia members apologize for spelling mistakes?

And speaking of going to hell >>>>  The Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something Say Something” campaign plus the CIA and FBI combined are seemingly powerless to stop terrorism

Forget 9/11... Even when the Russian intellegence guys tell us that the nephews of the son-in-law of a CIA operative are planning to bomb something in the USA they still can't (won't) stop them.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 00:02 | Link to Comment The Thunder Child
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I can't join the militia, I am Canadian (hence the apology).

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 03:12 | Link to Comment Oracle of Kypseli
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Can the government please define the difference of freedom fighters and terrorists?

Libyan, Syrian Chechnyan rebbels are freedom fighters and all others are terrorists?

Arafat=terrorist? Nobel lawreate

Menachem Begin=freedom fighter? Blew up the Brits and the Iraq nuclear Plant 

Do any of these make any sense? 

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 07:05 | Link to Comment General Decline
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Stalin sure did take care of those 20 million terrorists that living in the Soviet Union, didn't he?  Especially those Ukranian farmers.  Blood thristy monsters.

 

As I post this, I shall stand up and give Joe a standing ovation... So I'm not mistaken for one of those terrorists.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:37 | Link to Comment Its the Vatican...
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When is Tyler finally going to "get with the pogrom" and start actively deleting "terrorist" posts from this site?

My virgin eyes!!!

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:31 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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The US military brass helping anyone but themselves and their huge pensions- good fucking luck with that.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:32 | Link to Comment Alcoholic Nativ...
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Paychecks!  Get Some!

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:49 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Home of the brave...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 04:49 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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The first time in my life I ever remember hearing the word 'terrorist' used was the 1972 Munich Olympics... I was pretty young then, so the word didn't resonate very much... The Vietnam War was wrapping up, & I also remember a spate of planes being 'hijacked' [so I remember the term 'hijacking' was tossed around a lot]... It seems that the big boogeyman were those bad 'Commies' back then, so the 'domestic' scare flavor of the day seemed to be that your plane was going to get 'hijacked' to Cuba... Even the 'Achille Lauro', which was a full decade later, was played out as a 'hijacking'...

But now that I look back all those years ago... Isn't it odd that the first time I remember hearing the word 'terrorist' was when the Olympics arrived in Germany [for the fist time since Berlin '36]...

Quel suprise...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 06:31 | Link to Comment Go Tribe
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Connecting the dots, are we?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 06:49 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Just telling a personal story [from recollection]...

~~~

There is a sophisticated campaign that has been organized, [& is quite ongoing], that no dots exist whatsoever... Or if they do, we shall not talk about them... [So how could I possibly be thinking about any 'dots' when people who are clearly smarter than me tell me they're not there]?...

& if you care to refute the "sophisticated campaign" usage in that previous paragraph, then please thrill me with your explanation as to why, all of a sudden, there are threats of lawsuits in Switzerland... I'm guessing those "lawsuits", just like the money, print themselves up... There are no 'people' that have anything to do with any of that...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 07:00 | Link to Comment Go Tribe
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I was agreeing with you. Most do not connect those dots, as you say.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 07:03 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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There are no dots... There is no spoon... ;-)

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 00:50 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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Kick 'em in the balls with truth.

We are having a truth emergency.  ZH readers and commentaters are out ahead of ZH on this topic.  I appreciate that ZH has allowed this discussion, but other than some good nibbling by GW it never gets a headline run.

9/11 was a controlled and constructed event killing 3,000 people, and this event is the source justification for all the horseshit corruption, control and surveillance we bitch about.  Break 9/11 and we break their balls.

WTC 7 at absolute free fall acceleration - like dropping a rock - for 2.25 seconds.  Fell at 5:20 in the afternoon and was predicted all afternoon (not bad for a first ever event primarily from fire  - NIST)

WTC 1 Fell at 2/3 free fall and never decelerated during the first few seconds that one could accurately measure (drive a step van head on into a bus and tell me the van will accelerate through the collision, yeah right, will not happen).

Transportation Secretary Norman Minetta is on tape and under oath stating that a man was coming in and out of the PEOC reporting to Cheney that the "plane is 50 miles out...the plane is 30 miles out...and when it got down to 10 miles out 'he asked, Do the orders still stand?' "  Cheney replied "of course they still stand, have you heard anything to the contrary?"  Then the plane hit the Pentagon.  It obviously was not an intercept order.

Former Boston Air Traffic Controller Robin Hordon says that until June '01 there were 2 protocols for dealing with errant aircraft:  one fast (in flight emergency) and one slow (hijack).  The planes initially exhibited in flight emergency characteristics and should have led to immediate fighter scramble.  Instead they were treated as hijacks (essentially, one had to call the Pentagon to get a 'go' - which was delayed).  The old, pre 6/01 protocol was re-established on 9/12/01.

The evidence goes on and on with the official narrative falling flat on its face from every angle.  Clever lap monkeys like Rachel Maddow, Bill Maher and all the corporate media play along.

We don't call 'em on this we're done. 

Calls for violence are made by immoral imbeciles.  Direct confrontation is their only hope as it makes the Skeptic/Truth community look dangerous and crazy (believe me, they will give you the gun to walk that path).

Com'on ZH'rs, truth, humor, derision, insult and ridicule is our strong suit -- use it or lose it.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 01:22 | Link to Comment The Heart
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"The evidence goes on and on with the official narrative falling flat on its face from every angle."

In the days after the 9/11 false flag event, there came together this list of questions that have still not been answered. It started out as 100 basic questions about 9/11, but as one can see, it was expounded on. Here for posterity purposes this very long list of questions is being reproduced once again for the serious researcher. Please excuse the length of this post. Until the LSM is stopped, there will never be any changes to the present propaganda machine that is the main reason there is so much chaos, so many lies, and so much deceit from those banksters who directly profit from all this.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER--THERE IS NO FEAR IN KNOWLEDGE THAT COMES FROM GOD.

WTC-911 - THE BASIC QUESTIONS
1-6-03

911 - THE BASIC QUESTIONS
        
1. Why didn't jets intercept the airliners since they had numerous warnings of terrorist attacks?
2. Why did Ashcroft stop flying commercial, citing an unidentified "threat" in July 2001?
3. Why were there no photos or videos of the Pentagon plane?
4. Why didn't the Secret Service hustle Dubya out of the classroom?
5. Where was George H. W. Bush at the time of the attacks?
6. Why did passengers or crewmembers on three of the flights all use the term box cutters?
7. Where are the flight recorders?
8. Why were the FISA warrants discontinued?
9. How did Bush see the first plane crash on live camera?
10. Why was a security meeting scheduled for 9/11cancelled by WTC management on 9/10?
11. How did they come up with the "culprits" so quickly?
12. How did they find the terrorist's cars at the airports so quickly?
13. Why did Shrub dissolve the Bin Laden Task Force?
14. Why the strange pattern of debris from Flight 93?
15. Why was no plane seen at the Pentagon?
16. How extensive was the relationship between the Taliban, the ISI and the CIA?
17. What exactly was the role of Henry Kissinger at UNOCAL?
18. When was it decided to cancel building a pipeline from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan?
19. When was the decision made to send the FEMA to New York?
20. Why did FEMA spokesman Tom Kenney tell Dan Rather he was in New York on Sept. 10?
21. Why did the FBI in 1996 close the files to investigate Osama bin Laden's relatives in Washington?
22. Why did .Bush stop inquiries into terrorist connections of the Bin Laden family in early 2001?
23. Who made the decision to have John O'Neill stop investigating Al-ceada accounts?
24. Who gave the decision to give him a security job at the World Trade Center?
25. Did John O'Neill meet anyone of the FEMA in the night of September 10th?
26. What about media reports that hijackers bought tickets for flights scheduled after Sept. 11?
27. Why did none of the 19 hijackers appeared on the passenger lists?
28. Why would devout Muslims frequent bars, drink alcoholic beverages and leave their bibles?
29. Why would the hijackers use credit cards and allow drivers licenses with photos to be zeroxed?
30. Why did the hijackers force passengers to call relatives?
31. How did the hijackers change the flight plan without law enforcement or the military try to stop them?
32. Which hijacker's passport was found in the WTC rubble? Who found it and what time?
33. How could the FBI distinguish between "regular" Muslims and hijacker Muslims on those flights?
34. Why was there not one "innocent" Muslim on board any of these flights?
35. Did someone go through the passenger lists looking for Muslim names and label them as hijackers?

MOHAMMED ATTA
        
36. Did the Florida police provide information that Atta was searched because of 1) an expired Visa, 2) driving a car without a license, 3) because of an incident at Miami Airport?
37. Why did Atta leave his bag at the airport and the employees didn't put it on board?
38. Who found his bag? How can we be sure it was his bag?
39. Why did Atta place a video "how to fly planes", a uniform and his last will into his bag, knowing that he would commit suicide?
40. Why did Atta leave his drivers license in a rental car?
41. When did Atta train on a flight simulator?
42. Did Atta leave the US while in training and then return?
43. Why did Atta decide to study at Opa Locka, a famous hub of 6 Navy training bases and includes government partners like U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, Police (Miami-Dade) Aviation Unit?
44. Why was Atta allowed to study since he was stopped by the police for driving without a license and also for violating his visa?

THE BLACK BOXES AND CRASH VIDEO
        
45. Why were the Black Boxes never recovered?
46. Why didn't the FBI release the air traffic controller's protocols?
47. Why did the FBI not release the Flight Data Recorder info?
48. Who video-recorded the first plane hitting the tower? Why did he disappear from the media?

THE HIJACKERS
        
49. How did the FBI receive a tip from a passenger who boarded a different plane and reached his destination safely that he had a confrontation with two ME men at the Logan airport in Boston?
50. Who tipped the FBI to storm the Westin Hotel in Boston on September 12th?
51. Where did the photos of all 19 hijackers come from?
52. How were all hijackers identified just 2 days after the attack?
53. Why did all 19 names not appear on the passenger list 2 days after the hijacker list was released?
54. Why do none of the names appear on the passenger lists UA and AA gave to CNN?
55. How could the hijackers disable the defense systems?
56. Why did the FBI ignore Bin Laden's family, who left the United States without further investigation?
57. What about the supposed hijackers who are still alive?
58. Was there a reason to change the list of the original 19 hijackers?
59. What happened to Ayub Ali Khan and Mohammed Jaweed Azmath, who have been in jail since September 2001, because of possession of box cutters on a train? Who gave the tip to arrest them?
60. Why did it take 4 months before Ramsi Binalschibhs name was mentioned, since he was a good friend of Mohammad Atta and lived in his apartment in Hamburg?
61. Why did it take 4 months until December 11 to charge Zacarias Moussaoui for the 9/11 attacks when his case was known worldwide for months, but not mentioned in the American media?
62. Whatever happened with Lotfi Raissi, who was arrested in UK for teaching the terrorist pilots?
63. What is the current status of the investigation of Mamoun Darkazanli Import-Export-Company in Hamburg and Al Taqwa Management Organization in Lugano?
64. Why was Richard Reid able to enter the Paris airport twice and who paid for his hotel?
65. Who hired Zacarias Mouassoui to learn how to fly passenger jets in the United States?
66. Why did the FBI or CIA fail to interrogate him between August and December 2001?

BIN LADEN
        
67. Did the CIA monitor Bin Laden in 1998 with the help of 15 Afghan agents, paid $1,000/ month?
68. Where are these agents? Was Johnny "Mike" Spann one? Was John Walker Lindh one?
69. Is an Afghan agent a member of the ISI? Is an Afghan agent working for Bin Laden?
70. When was the first time Tenet mentioned the Al-Qaeda group to any member of the Senate?
71. Why did the Pentagon release a new video version or translation of the Bin Laden Home video?
72. Why it was released only 8 hours after translation by the German magazine MONITOR on December?
73. Why were the four translators prior US-Government workers?
74. When was the Bin Laden Home Video found and who found it?
75. Who found the video if Northern Alliance and US troops had not yet arrived in Kandahar or Jahalabad?
76. Does the timestamp on the Bin Laden video indicate that it was found two weeks after it was produced?
77. Why was the public not informed who found the video and when?
78. Why according to MONITOR magazine, were the most controversial statements translated incorrectly?
79. Why was the video released?
80. Who gave the final decision to release it?
81. Why is the Bin Laden video of June 2001 in which he praised the attack, available on the Internet?
82. What about Bin Laden's statements on Al-Jazeera in June 2001 about the bombing of USS Cole, which are similar to the statements on the November 2001 home   video?
83. Why did Bin Laden state in Umman Magazine in Sept. 2001, that he was not involved in the WTC?
84. Is Bin Laden still on the payroll of the CIA or ISI?
85. Did the Bin Laden Group Inc. help build Tora Bora with the CIA?
86. What was the purpose of the meeting with General Pervez Musharraf in May 2001?
87. Why was a statement released that Al-Khalifa bin Laden, who is not the mother of Bin Laden, had a telephone call with Bin Laden on September 9, rather than Alia Ghanem, his mother? Why did Alia Ghanem say she did not believe he planned the attack?

ANTHRAX AND MICROBIOLOGIST DEATHS
        
88. What happened on September 18th, when an employee of Batelle Memorial Institute was involved in a so-called anthrax hoax on that day? Was he arrested?
90. Why did the investigation of that case begin in December 2001?
91. What was in the memo of Dr. Leonard Horowitz, a public health consumer advocate and author of "Death in the Air" on October 1, 2001, almost two weeks before the first anthrax letter was sent from Trenton to the American media building in Boca Raton?
92. What about his letter of Nov. 13 in which he claimed that BAYER is behind the anthrax infections?
93. Did US BioDefense laboratories send the anthrax-laced letters to get a new budget for   research?
94. What about the statement of former UN-weapons inspector of Iraq, Richard Spertzel, who told ABC, "...he knows only five scientists in the USA who would be in the situation to produce such a fine, highly developed spore material"?
95. Why did it take 48 hours to inform Bob Stevens that he had anthrax?
96. Why were envelopes never found near Bob Stevens, Amelie Lundgren and Mia Nguyen?
97. How come Microsoft got a hoax anthrax letter from Malaysia on the same day that President Bush said Malaysia might be one of the next targets of the United States?
98. Why did the FBI never investigate the case Don Wiley, a Bioscientist who disappeared 11/13/01?
99. Why did the FBI begin to investigate after his body was found on December 22, 300 miles away?
100. Was there an investigation at the military hydro plant where workers found him?
101. Why did the media write different versions about how, when and where he was found?
102. Why did the police report change 2 months later from suicide to an accident?
103. What was the goal of Bioport in 1997?
104. Did development of anti-anthrax vaccines begin in 1998?
105. When did Bioport decide to produce anthrax vaccines?
106. Was it before or after Sept. 1998 that Admiral Crowe was put in charge of investigations of the August 7, 1998 bombings of Embassy Nairobi and Embassy Dar Es Salaam?
107. Did the schedule for developing anti-anthrax vaccines begin starting in 1998?
108. When did the US Government ask Bayer for help in developing a vaccine?
109. When did Bayer start sending the vaccines to the U.S.?
110. When did Bayer double production of the vaccines?
111. Was the death of Vladimir Pasechnik investigated? He was former director of the Institute of Ultra Pure Biochemical Preparations of the Soviet bio-warfare establishment Biopreparat in November 2001?
112. How are the deaths of scientists Robert M. Schwartz, Dr. Benito Que and Set Van Nguyen explained since all occurred in the same month? Is Set van Nguyen related to the anthrax victim Mia Nguyen?
113. What about the death of Nancy Sonnenfeld (FEMA-Wife)?
114. Why was the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife examining Anthrax in August 2000?
115. Do any employees in Trenton have the same handwriting as printed on the Anthrax envelopes?
116. Is it just a coincidence that the laboratory is also based in Trenton?
117. Did the FBI ever ask Fort Detrick to examine anthrax spores?
118. What about the list of 15-20 labs (maintained by Barbara Rosenzweig) who used Fort Detrick spores?
119. Does the CIA have spores different from those at Fort Detrick?
120. Why did Tommy Thompson, The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and other Bush cabinet members meet secretly (i.e. illegally) in Oct. 2001 with officials of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) to develop plans for their Emergency Preparedness Task Force?
121. Why did he decide on October 25, 2001 to ask Congress for another $500 million to produce Acambis's smallpox vaccine?
122. Why did it take 4.5 hours until Jean Marie Malecki, Director Palm Beach County Health Department, picked up the phone for employees of the AMI-Building, Boca Raton. This is where editor Bob Stevens got anthrax. Why did she wait two days before she visited that building again?
123. Did Walter Gilbert, Director Myriad Genetics ever get official permission from relatives of those killed at WTC to examine their DNA?

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES
        
124. Why did General Mahmud Ahmad, former head of the ISI quit his position?
125. Why did retaliation against the Taliban begin the day he stepped down?
126. Who in the ISI paid $100.000 to Mohammad Atta?
127. Why does Ahmad think that another secret service was involved in the WTC attack?
128. Which Secret Service was he referring to?
129. Did other ISI official's believe that?
130. Did officials of the CIA believe that?
131. Did some officials of the Mossad believe that?
132. What was the purpose of Ahmad's visit to Washington on 9/11?
133. Who told Russian Foreign Minister Ivanov to abort an air strike against Afghanistan in May 2000?
134. Did Russian intelligence notify the CIA in 2001 that 25 terrorist pilots had been training for suicide missions, as reported in the Russian press?

KISSINGER
        
1. What did Kissinger mean that an "outside threat from beyond", a "world government" and "individual rights" who are "willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted", what you mentioned in 1991 on a Bilderberg Conference?
2. What was his role at UNOCAL?
3. Is he in contact with representatives of these companies or institutions:
4. What did he discuss at the Bilderberg meeting last year in May 2001?
5. What was the purpose of his meeting with Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov in July 2001?
6. Why does he write in "Toward a New Diplomacy for the 21st Century" that America doesn't need a Foreign Policy?
7. When was the last time Henry Kissinger met US-Ambassador in Pakistan, Robert Oakley?

THE PURCHASE OF AIRLINE PUT OPTIONS
        
1. Is it true that the CIA is in possession of PROMIS software?
2. What is the purpose of PROMIS?
3. Did A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard, CIA, own any stocks of United Airlines, American Airlines, Merrill Lynch,
4. Morgan Stanley, AXA Re (insurance) which owns 25% of American Airlines, and Munich Re.?
5. What is his connection to Alex Brown, Deutsche Bank?
6. Did he give any insider information about to George Tenet, CIA?
7. Who was the investor who purchased 2,000 UAL put options between August and September 11, 2001?
8. Did Deutsche Bank-Alex Brown own any stocks of UA, AA, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, AXA Re (insurance) which owns 25% of American Airlines, and Munich Re?
9. What about the 2,500 UA-contracts which were "split into 500 chunks each, directing each order to different U.S. exchanges around the country simultaneously." on August 10, 2001?
10. Did Deutsche purchase UAL options in August 2001?
11. Why did DB-AB purchase 4,744 put options on United Air Lines stock as opposed to only 396 call s on September 6-7? What was the purpose of doing that?
12. What is the connection to Wally Kromgaard?
13. Did Deutsche Bank or Wally Kromgaard purchase 4,516 put options on American Airlines as compared to 748 call options on September 10?
14. What was the reason of Mayo Shattuck III re-assignment on September 15th?

THE TALIBAN AND THE CARPET OF GOLD.
        
1. When was the last time they met any representatives of the US-Government?
2. What was the purpose of these meetings?
3. Do the Taliban know Karl E. Inderfurth and State Department counterterrorism Chief Michael Sheehan?
4. Do they know which US-Representative said in February 2001: "Either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs"?
5. When was the last time the Taliban was in touch with this representative?
6. Did Abdul Haq, the former Mujahedin leader executed Sept 2001 by the Taliban, decide in winter 2000 to attack the Taliban?
7. Did production of opium in Afghanistan fall from 3276 tonnes in 2000 to 185 tonnes in 2001?

GLOBAL HAWK TECHNOLOGY
        
1. Was Global Hawk technology able to remotely control unmanned planes in 1999 for 27 hours?
2. Did Northrop-Grumman use Global Hawk technology in the war in Afghanistan since October 2001?
3. What is the purpose of unmanned technology?
4. Is Northrop in contact with any engineers of Boeing?
5. Did Northrop install Global Hawk technology in a commercial airplane?

CARRIER AND TROOP MOVEMENTS BEFORE SEPT 11
        
1. Did two U.S. carrier battle groups arrive in the Gulf of Arabia just off the Pakistani coast before 9/11?
2. Did 17,000 U.S. troops join more than 23,000 NATO troops in Egypt for Operation 'Bright Star' on 9/11? What was the purpose of both of these operations?

BIOCHEMICAL WARFARE
        
1. When did Tommy Franks learn that he would use Thermobarics in Tora Bora?
2. Does he know if it had been tested on December 12 in Nevada?
3. Who told Franks that Bin Laden might hide in Tora Bora?
4. Is the main purpose of Thermobarics to destroy buried bio and chemical stocks?
5. Was Thermobarics developed for the purpose to use one day in Iraq?
6. When was the first time Franks used Thermobarics?
7. Was it before or after the announcement of the end of ABM Treaty on December 11?
8. When did the US decide to use B61-11, the "nuclear version" of its "conventional" BLU-113 counterpart?
9. Why has the NSA destroyed data collected on Americans or US companies since the Sept. 11 attacks?

ABORTED ATTEMPTS TO GET BIN-LADEN
        
1. Why did Clinton abort an attack on Bin Laden in October 1999?
2. Who was responsible for that operation?
3. Why was the operation put on hold?
4. Why did Musharraf halt a covert operation to attack Bin Laden in October 1999?
5. Why did the GOP in Congress stop almost every move Clinton made against terrorism? They refused to believe reports and pass necessary legislation. In 1996 Clinton proposed a very extensive anti-terrorism regulation.

RICHARD REID
        
1. Who hired Richard Reid to threaten a passenger plane in Paris?
2. Who did he send an email to in Pakistan?
3. Has he ever been in touch with the ISI or CIA?
4. Did he know the difference between an explosive and a detonator?
5. How many ounces did he have in his shoes?
6. What size are his shoes?
7. Who build or prepared his shoes?

JOHN WALKER LINDH
        
1. Has John Walker Lindh ever been in touch with the CIA?
2. Did he ever work for the CIA?
3. Who arrested him in 2001?
4. Why didn't he escape in the tumult to nearby Masar-e-Sharif?
5. Who hired his lawyer, Richard Brohanan? Who paid his lawyer?
6. Why didn't he go to Guantanamo Bay?

DICK CHENEY
        
1. When did Cheney stop working for Halliburton?
2. Is he still in possession of any Halliburton stock?
3. Is he still in contact with Halliburton?
4. Was Halliburton invited to an oil conference in May 2002?
5. Does Cheney know when that meeting was planned?
6. Did Cheney have influence concerning Halliburton contracts with the Pentagon?
7. What exactly did Cheney decide to do on September 11th?
8. Did he speak with an Air Force Commander or Lt. Gen. Charles F. Wald on that day?
9. When did he inform the president about the hijacked airplanes on September 11?
10. Who called the White House on September 11 at 9:30 PM about a possible threat?
11. Why was no air security at the White House or the Pentagon at 9:30 PM?
12. When and who gave the approval to evacuate the White House at 9:45 PM?
13. What was the purpose of a meeting with Indian opposition leader Sonia Gandhi in June 2001 about a multimillion-dollar debt owed to Enron from a major energy project in Indian Power Plants?
14. When was the last time Cheney spoke with anyone from ENRON?

COLIN POWELL
        
1. What was the role of Colin Powell?
2. Who decided to give $43 million in aid to the Taliban regime in May 2001?
3. Did he know that production of opium in Afghanistan fell from 3276 tonnes in 2000 to 185 in 2001?
4. What was the purpose of his decision to treat the Taliban prisoners as War Prisoners? Is this decision in any way related to media reports 2 days earlier that Powell may have been involved in negotiations with Indian Power Plants?
5. What was the purpose of his short trip to Latin America on September 11?
6. Who decided that he fly to Latin America on that day?
7. Why would someone threaten him in Afghanistan on January 17, 2002 as Newsweek reported?
8. What was the purpose of Powell meeting with India's foreign minister on April 6, 2001?
9. Did Enron or Cheney ask Powell to help collect a $64 million debt on an Indian plant project?

GEORGE H.W. BUSH
        
1. When was the last time George H.W. Bush traveled to South Arabia on behalf of the Carlyle Group?
2. What was the purpose of that meeting?
3. Why was Bush Sr. in Dealy plaza the day Kennedy was assassinated?
4. What connection did Bush Sr. have with the Gulf of Tonkin?       

THOMAS WHITE
        
1. Is Thomas White still in contact with ENRON?
2. Did his contact at anytime influence his decisions?
3. Does he still own ENRON stocks?

DELMART VREELAND
        
1. Did Vreeland warn Canadian Intelligence in May 2001 about possible terrorist
attacks on New York and the Pentagon?
2. Did he place the warning in an envelope while in prison in Toronto, Canada?
3. Where did he get his information?
4. Whom did he give the envelope to?
5. Why was he placed in jail?

SAUDI-BINLADIN-GROUP.COM
        
1. Was the domain created on September 11th, 2000?
2. Who paid for that domain?
3. Are they also owners of Iridium Satellites?
4. When did they end contact with relatives of the Bush family?

THE CARLYLE GROUP
        
1. When was the last time George H.W. Bush traveled to Saudi Arabia on behalf of the privately owned Carlyle Group, the 11th largest defense contractor in the U.S.?
2. What was the purpose of that meeting?
3. When did he resign from Carlyle Group?
4. Is he still in touch with any of their representatives?

STEPHEN LANDER, Director MI5
        
1. Did Lander monitor a phone conversation between Zacarias Moussaoui and Richard Reid in Dec. 2000?
2. What did Lander tell representatives of the CIA about Zacarias Moussaoui?
3. Why did he stop monitoring Djamel Beghal, member of Takfir-wal-Hijra (financed by Osama bin Laden) in August 2001?

BIN LADEN IN DUBAI
        
1. Did Bin Laden in July 2001 enter an American hospital in Dubai?
2. Did he arrive on July 4, 2001 on a flight from Qetta, Pakistan to American Hospital? 3. Was he at the hospital July 4-11, 2001?
4. Did Bernard Koval, CEO of American Hospital, ever speak with Doctor Terry Callaway about that visit?
5. Why did he change his statements about this story not being true and that he "asked around"?
6. What is the difference between Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis and Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis?
7. Did Koval know Larry Stevens?
8. Can Koval explain why Richard Labeviere, author of "Terror Dollars" (about illegal Al-Qaeda accounts), wrote the story about Osama Bin Laden's kidney operation?

GEORGE W. BUSH
        
1. What exactly happened on September 11 and at what time was President Bush informed?
2. Why was President Bush scheduled to visit a school in Florida?
3. Who scheduled the time of the visit?
4. When exactly did Bush learn about the first crash into the WTC?
5. How could he have seen that on TV?
6. Why didn't he interrupt his school meeting as soon as he learned of the first plane crash?
7. Did Bush ever wonder how Bin Laden was able to hear the first plane crash live on the radio?
8. Which radio station he was listening to?
9. Can Bush explain how Bin Laden's Home Video was found only two weeks after it was produced?
10. Why did Bush decide to release Bin Laden's Home Video?
11. What is the purpose of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHISC) in Fort Benning, Georgia, where terrorists have been trained for undercover agents in South America? Bush stated "if any government sponsors the outlaws and killers of innocents, they have become outlaws and murderers themselves". So what does he think about Fort Benning?
12. What is the role of Zalmay Khalilzad (former UNOCAL) in the National Security Council?
13. What is the current role of Zalmay Khalilzad (former UNOCAL) in Afghanistan?
14. When was Bush's last contact with anyone from ENRON?
15. Why was China admitted to the WTO on September 13 after 15 years of unsuccessful attempts?
16. Why did Bush postpone the release of Ronald Reagan's records?
17. How does Bush feel about the need to investigate the CIA's mistakes?
18. Does Bush agree with senators John McCain, Joseph I. Lieberman, Porter J. Goss, former C.I.A. clandestine case officer and a Florida Republican, Richard C. Shelby and Ron Paul, US Congressman, who want an investigation and have said "Secret government is winning out over open government"?
19. Did he know before he left his hotel that morning on the way to the school that the 1st tower had been hit? ABC news reported that morning that he was asked by reporters if he was aware of events in NYC and he answered yes. If so, why did he later say he first heard of it was when he was at the school?
20. Why did Bush continue to sit in that classroom reading to children when he should have been conferring with his advisors?
21. Why did Bush say that he and Card initially thought it was an accident involving a small plane?
22. Given all the information sources available to the POTUS and his staff how could his people not have known the kind of plane involved?
23. Why didn't they know at this point, as did the FAA and NORAD, that aircraft were hijacked? The Battalion Chief in the 9/11 video was seen and heard asking for military backup immediately after the building was hit.
24. How come the NYFD knew it was terrorism right away but the POTUS and his aides just calmly went about their business?

TONY BLAIR
        
1. Were 25,000 British troops and the largest British Armada since the Falkland Islands War, part of Operation 'Essential Harvest' pre-positioned in Oman, the closest point on the Arabian Peninsula to Pakistan before September 11, 2001?
2. When did he begin to place SIS-Special Forces in Afghanistan? Why?
3. Is Tony Blair a bi-sexual?

THE SUN-SENTINEL
        
1. Did Gloria Irish own unit 1504 at the Delray Racquet Club, 755 Dotterel?
2. Did she rent that property to Hamza Alghamdi in August 2001?
3. Why did the media not report about a connection of the Sun-Sentinel and the hijackers?
4. Why did it first appear that the hijackers had something to do with the anthrax attacks?
5. Why has this connection or coincidence never appeared in the media again?
6. What was the connection between husband Michael Irish (Sun Sentinel) and Bob Stevens (who died from Anthrax)?

WARNINGS
        
1. When did Vladimir Putin warn the CIA about a possible terrorist attack and what was their reaction?
2. What was the purpose of the meeting between Christina Rocca, director of Asian affairs at the State Department and the Taliban ambassador Mollah Abdul Salam Zaeef in Islamabad in August 2001?
3. Why did she oversee the delivery of Stinger missiles in the 80s to Afghan mujaheddin?
4. Did Walid Arkeh in Seminole County jail inform the FBI in August 2001 about an attack on America? What was the reaction of the FBI?
5. Why did Dr. Jeffrey Starr, U.S. department of defense, visit Tajikistan in Jan 2001?
6. When did Jean-Claude Cousseran, Director DGSE, and French Secret Service inform the CIA about terrorist attacks on America? What was their reaction?
7. What does he know about the monitoring of Djamel Beghal, member of Takfir-wal-Hijra (financed by Osama bin Laden) and Kamel Daoudi? Did he ever inform the CIA about that? And when?
8. When did Italian Deputy Prime Minister Gianfranco Fini inform the CIA about a possible attack on the American president "with the use of an airplane"? What was their reaction?
9. When did President Mubarak, Egypt, inform the CIA about a possible attack on America with an "airplane stuffed with explosives"? What was their reaction?
10. When did Efraim Halevy, Director of Mossad since 1998 (unconfirmed) inform the CIA about a possible attack with "200 terrorists" on America? What was their reaction?
11. Is it true he warned Ariel Sharon not to travel to New York on September 11 to speak at a festival?
12. Did a caller to Loxley Banks, Director Radio Cayman Islands talk show, give several warnings of an imminent attack on the U.S on Sept. 3 -10?
13. The London Times reported that someone from the FAA warned Salman Rushdie not to travel to the United States on September 3rd? If this is true, who was it?
14. Did the FBI investigate the two men who met Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi in Harry's Bar at the Helmsley Hotel in Manhattan on September 8, 2001?
15. Who does Abdullah Abdullah (Northern Alliance) believe killed Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud on September 9, 2001?
16. When and why did he decide to attack Kabul on September 11 at 5:30 PM?
17. When did he decide to invade Masar-i-Scharif?
18. Did the CIA help him provoke a tumult?
19. Did he ever meet John Walker Lindh?
20. Why was Major John Kenny, Commander Wright Patterson Air Base, Dayton placedon high alert on September 10? Did he inform companies in Dayton to shutdown their offices?
21. Why was Colonel William M. Dietrich, Commander Defense Language Institute in Garrison, Monterey on high alert on September 10?
22. Why did one of Kenneth (Ken) Weinbrecht (President SAMS) executives say on September 10, that he was a Wildcard? Ruthless and cunning. Has capability to target US forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act.'"
23. Did Jean-Louis Bruguiere, French anti-terrorism, inform the CIA on September 10 about a possible terrorist attack? If so, what was their reaction?
24. Why did Atta and hijacker Abdulaziz Alomari checke into a Portland, Maine motel (unidentified) on September 10?
25. Why was the Portland, Airport, according to eye-witnesses, in full charge of more military officials and soldiers than usual, weeks before September 11, 2001?
26. Why, as the San Francisco Chronicle reported, was Mayor Brown warned to be "cautious in your travel" the night of September 10? Who warned him?
27. Why did Alex Diamandis, Odigo Vice President of Sales and Marketing, receive a warning on his messenger service about a possible attack on America on September 11, 2001? At which time?
28. When did Dr. August Hanning, President BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst Germany) inform the CIA that "Middle Eastern terrorists are 'planning to hijack commercial aircraft?” What was their reaction? Did he allow an Iranian prisoner in Hamburg call to the CIA in summer 2001 about an attack on America? What was their reaction?

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL/GLOBAL HAWK
        
1. Why did Kenneth Waldie, Stanley Hall, Herbert Homer and Peter Gay of Raytheon travel on Sept. 11?
2. Can Global Hawk technology be used for at least 27 hours?
3. Is Global Hawk technology used in commercial airplanes?
4. Did Danielle O'Brien, air traffic controller, inform another air traffic control center about a plane traveling fast southwest of Dulles after spotting it 8:18 AM on September 11?
5. Who was informed and what happened?

THE PENNSYLVANIA CRASH
        
1. Why didn't Dr. James G. Roche, Secretary of the Air Force try to reach the airplanes in NYC (7 minutes time for McGuire AFB in New Jersey ) and at the Pentagon (10 minutes time)?
2. Did Roche ever try to shutdown the plane in Pennsylvania?
3. Can Roche explain why magazines of that plane were found 20 miles away from the crash? Andrews AFB is 13 miles away. He had one hour and fifteen minutes to respond to the plane that hit the Pentagon. What happened during that time?
4. Can he explain why many ear- and eye witnesses, including workers of the road construction company New Enterprise saw or heard F-16 jets?
5. Why did President Bush say only one week later that he tried to shutdown that plane?
6. Who gave that decision?

DEFENSE ALERTS AND MOVEMENTS
        
1. Why did George Bush leave Barksdale Air Force Base aboard Air Force One and flew to an Air Force base in Nebraska on 1:48 PM on September 11 and returned to Washington at 4:30 PM?
2. What exactly did Donald Rumsfeld do that day before he arrived at the Pentagon around 3:55 PM?
3. How did Rumsfeld know at 5:30 PM on September 11 that the plane in Pennsylvania could have been headed for one of three possible targets: Camp David, the White House or the U.S. Capitol building?
4. Can he explain why early media reports told us that no squadrons of combat-ready fighter jets have been at Andrews and later changed their reports that they haven't been on high alert only?
5. Why was Air Force Lt. Col. Vic Warzinski, another Pentagon spokesman, so sure on September 11 that aircraft was coming your way?
6. What did the D.C. Air National Guard in Washington do on September 11?
7. Can he explain what those 3 fighters did from 9:40AM until 9:55AM when they finally turned towards Flight 93 and were 60 miles out at 10:06am?
8. Can he explain why Air Traffic Controllers in a Nashua Telegraph article did report an F-16 was circling Flight 93 and was in visual range at the time of crash?
9. Can he confirm a witness report that National Guard F-16's have been at Hancock field in Syracuse NY in the air early that morning before 9AM?
10. How could the hijackers know how to disable defense systems?
11. What was the official reason that fighters of the 305th Air Wing, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ did not intercept the 2nd hijacked plane in NYC? This would have been possible within 7 minutes after 8:48 AM
12. Why did none of the 459th Aircraft Squadron (Andrews AFB) fighters intercept the plane which crashed into the Pentagon? Andrews AFB is 10 miles from Washington DC.
13. Col. Ken McClellan, Air Force spokesman said on September 11, that Mohammad Atta attended the International Officer's School at Maxwell/Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, and was seen by eye-witnesses? What was McClellan doing there? Why did he later deny the report?
14. Why did he decide not to shutdown ECHELON base Bad Aibling in Germany as planned for 2002?
15. What is the reason that none of any Air Force fighters reached the hijacked plane in time?
16. Many eye- and witnesses think that the plane in Pennsylvania was shot down. What is the scientific explanation why the magazine of the airplane was found many miles away?
17. Why did Jack Kelly, idefense.com, inform USA Today only 12 minutes after the first crash (8:48AM) that terror groups using Web encryption may have been responsible? And why was he so sure before the second crash at 9:03 PM?
18. Did Kelly serve with the U.S. government where he managed several significant programs for the information warfare and intelligence communities?
19. Did Joseph J. Esposito, Chief of NYPD try to contact the Pentagon at 9:06 AM on September 11? What was their reaction?
10. Why didn't General Elwood "Pete" Quesada of the FAA inform President Bush between 8:15 and 9:05 about four simultaneously hijacked planes? Who did he inform and what was their reaction?

THE WTC COLLAPSE
        
1. What does Nicholas Scoppetta of FDNY know about the latest reports of the WTC destruction?
2. Can he explain why many witnesses saw and heard more than two explosions in the WTC?
3. Can he explain why both Twin Towers and Building 7 collapsed in that way?
4. Can he explain why a gas tank was in Building 7?
5. Can he explain why there were no passengers in the subway under the WTC?
6. Can he explain why there was no guard at the gold reservoir under the WTC?
7. Why did Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan, Director CDC prepare, as CNN reported, emergency-response teams on September 11 at 11:16 PM?

MISCELLANEOUS
        
1. When did Dr. August Hanning, President BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst Germany) inform the CIA that "Middle Eastern terrorists are 'planning to hijack commercial aircraft?"  What was their reaction? Did he allow an Iranian prisoner in Hamburg call to the CIA in summer 2001 about an attack on America? What was their reaction?
2. When did Tayseer Allouni, Kabul correspondent Al-Jazeera, receive his first video from Bin Laden? Can he explain why the first video on October 7 2001, the day of the retaliation, looked like it was recorded in the morning?
3. Did Tom Simmons (former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan), Karl Inderfurth (former Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian affairs) and Lee Coldren (former State Department expert on South Asia) decide or announce in a July 2001 meeting that an attack was planned on the Taliban in October 2001?
4. Why did Ms. Barbara Bodine, US ambassador to Yemen stop John O'Neill from investigating Al-Qaeda accounts in July 2001?
5. Did Niaz Niak, former Pakistani Foreign Secretary say in mid July 2001 that the USA planned military action against Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban?
6. Did Hameed Gul, retired Pakistani general of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence, say that a secret service was involved in the attack on America?
7. Why did Tommy Thompson, The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and other Bush cabinet members meet secretly (i.e. illegally) in Oct. 2001 with officials of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) to develop plans for their Emergency Preparedness Task Force? Why did he decide on October 25, 2001 to ask Congress for another $500 million to produce Acambis's smallpox vaccine?
8. Why did it take 4.5 hours until Jean Marie Malecki, Director Palm Beach County Health Department, picked up the phone for employees of the AMI-Building, Boca Raton? This is where editor Bob Stevens got anthrax. Why did she wait two days before she visited that building again?
9. Why did Mayor Guilani sell WTC rubble to India for recycling and also China? Who made that decision?
10. What was the purpose of U.S. Ambassador Wendy Chamberlain's phone call on October 10, 2001 to the Pakistani oil minister? Why was she sure that a previously abandoned Unocal pipeline from Turkmenistan across Afghanistan to the Pakistani coast for the purpose of selling oil and gas to China, was back on the table in view of recent geopolitical developments?
11. What exactly was found on Z. Moussaoui's computer after 9/11, when local agents were given a Federal Intelligence Security Act (FISA) warrant, which they had requested six weeks previously? This ties directly into the question of the administration's dealings with the Taliban, its reluctance to investigate Saudi nationals, etc.
12. Why the attack on Cynthia McKinney for asking: 1) why has there been no investigation of the 9-11 attack? and 2) did Bush/CIA/NSA know of it beforehand, and allow it to happen?
13. Why is the Bush administration so strongly against a real investigation into the events of 9-11?
14. Why did the US give 43 million dollars to Afghanistan back in May or June of 2001? 15. Why did Bush toss the Hart-Rudman terror security study (developed over a 2 year period) and instead assign responsibility to Cheney and FEMA?
16. Why did Ashcroft stops flying commercial, citing an unidentified "threat" in July 2001? Why did the FBI and Justice not identify the form, origin and time of the threat?
17. Why did Bush stay in Texas for the month of August and Cheney in Wyoming?
18. Why no photos or videos of the Pentagon plane? And there's not a single credible frame of film or second of video of this? Also, why hasn't a similar flight path graphic ever been published?
19. Why didn't the Secret Service hustle Dubya out of the classroom a half-second after Andy Card told him, "Mr. President, the nation is under attack"?
20. Why did they leave him exposed to danger for two and a half minutes in the classroom and another half-hour in the school before he returned to the relative safety of Air Force One?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 06:59 | Link to Comment RabidLemming
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TLDR: but you are 100% fucking right

 

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 07:23 | Link to Comment General Decline
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23 pages when copied & pasted into Word. (11 point font)

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:43 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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Yes, there are many important and unanswered questions but...

"Is Tony Blair a bi-sexual?"

...really one of them?  Really?

My point is that on a few simple and verifiable facts it's clear to see that the official narrative is a FRAUD.

If you showed up at a press conference with this many questions, hell, I'd toss you out.  Because of the political power of the perpetrators of this crime I doubt there will ever be many indictments.

But the price we might be able to extract is

1) our sure and broad knowledge that they did this and

2) that the draconian security laws be unwound and some semblence of the Republic be restored.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 06:56 | Link to Comment RabidLemming
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“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

This is one of the greatest things ever written and an idea I have applied to my entire life, this, Ueshiba Sensei's teachings and rule .308 will see me and my family though the Hell to come.  (wrap your minds around that bitchezzz)

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:37 | Link to Comment Race Car Driver
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I junked ya for being delusional.

 

'Letter of the Law' ... LoL!

The 'Law' is a Scrabble game.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:50 | Link to Comment jbvtme
Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:59 | Link to Comment freewolf7
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I love everybody.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:47 | Link to Comment bunnyswanson
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Nothing Compares 2U. (you are great!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiTQvT0W_0 (Sinead O'Connor)

One on one, in conversation, we amazingly get along well with one another I have noticed, in my travels including vacations.  People open up, many who want to listen, learn, know more, help find a solution, meet again, stay in touch, fix this world or the lives of the people in it . 

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 23:36 | Link to Comment RideTheWalrus
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Sinead O'Connor is the go to version? Come'on now it's a PRINCE song, go to the source!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xknlg9_prince-nothing-compares-2-u_music

Time has proven Prince to be the normal one which is odd in itself.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 02:19 | Link to Comment Element
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Only the beginning - Deborah Conway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxR70fpZ870

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 06:26 | Link to Comment Seer
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Wow!  Great voice.  Kind of like a combo of Natalie Merchant and Mary Chapin Carpenter?  And do I detect a bit of the Cure's Just Like Heaven in the instrumentals?

Here's one of my favorites (first time I'd heard it was performed by Alison Krauss [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJpQIYw-yXM]):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GpXYKp7_Qw

Exceptional lyrics.  I KNOW exactly how he came to write this: it's the feeling that I get from my wife.  Words aren't the only means of communicating...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 07:58 | Link to Comment Element
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Thanks. :)

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:59 | Link to Comment Its the Vatican...
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Prince was pretty cool, but he ain't got SHIT on this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCOIQOGXOg0&feature=player_detailpage

Fight the Real Enemy

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 06:50 | Link to Comment Oracle of Kypseli
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@ Freewolf7

You did not to mention if you love everyone equally. Otherwise, you are politically incorrect.

Just like if you were to say that you hate, you need to say "I hate everybody equally" so you can not be accused as being a racist.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:28 | Link to Comment Terrorist
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We are all terrorists now.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:37 | Link to Comment caribbeanbarry
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We are all guilty until we are rich enough to buy our freedom from the banksters.  

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:42 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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There is way more of us than them. Plus they also like to wear costumes and are easy to identify.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:51 | Link to Comment noob
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Wizard of oz we're off to see the wizard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm3ypbAbLJ8

:O

Puppet singing Napoleon XIV Coming to Take Me Away HaHa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TgNCoVmziQ

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:56 | Link to Comment Alcoholic Nativ...
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I was a terrorist....before it was cool.  It's too mainstream now....lol

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:19 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Hipsterrorist?

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:56 | Link to Comment JustObserving
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If the elites achieve the social endgame they desire, legal and political wordplay will become so broad that anyone could be targeted

It is already happening.

Teenager Cameron D’Ambrosio faces up to 20 years in prison on “terror” charges for making reference to the Boston Marathon bombings in a Facebook post.

The prosecution of D’Ambrosio has all the hallmarks of a calculated test case, designed to roll back further the protections of the First Amendment and flex the state’s expanding power to regulate speech. It is designed to send a message that under the new legal framework imposed in the course of the so-called “war on terror,” people have to “watch what they say.”

D’Ambrosio, 18, attends Methuen High School in Massachusetts. He was arrested on May 2 on terror charges and accused of making a bomb threat. He is currently being held without bail. Police subsequently raided D’Ambrosio’s home, seizing an XBox 360 gaming system and a computer.

According to media reports, the teenager’s “bomb threat” consists of the following rap lyrics: “I’m not in reality, So when u see me f--- go insane and make the news, the paper, and the f--- federal house of horror known as the white house, Don’t f--- cry or be worried because all YOU people f--- caused this s---.”

D’Ambrosio also posted: “F--- a boston bominb (sic) wait till u see the s--- I do, I’ma be famous rapping, and beat every murder charge that comes across me!”

Acquaintances of D’Ambrosio, who posts raps on Facebook under the alter-ego of “Cammy Dee,” expressed shock at the charges. Many felt that, in the hyperbolic braggadocio of the rap genre, D’Ambrosio was not threatening to unleash anything more than “famous rapping.”

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/11/terr-m11.html

 

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:06 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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He should have had Jay Z rap those lyrics. It would win a grammy. He would still be a free man.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 06:47 | Link to Comment BigJim
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Jay Z is a black man. Black people are genetically immune to catching the terrorist virus.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:21 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Flows that lame deserve a drone strike.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:34 | Link to Comment rustymason
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Sorry, but rap music is terrorism.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:58 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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I am already seeing charges of "making terroristic threats" being applied to those who have been arrested. What defines a "terroristic" threat however remains largely unknown..........

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:55 | Link to Comment Fuku Ben
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The actual terrorists willing to use threats and force to silence dissent learned this trick from their complicit pyramidic partners in the judiciary

Make a term as ambiguous as possible so it can apply to almost anything. Endless work. Endless income.

This way you can charge anyone with that label and they will be assumed guilty and have to prove themselves innocent, And if you need to use it to justify their murder it can make you look like a hero.

Every layer of the pyramid is flush with psychopaths now. You can tell because the abuse of power at every level is so out of control they aren't even trying to hide it any more.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:12 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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Try this on for size bitchez...........

 

Pentagon Unilaterally Grants Itself Authority Over ‘Civil Disturbances’

http://www.longislandpress.com/2013/05/14/u-s-military-power-grab-goes-i...

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:21 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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That's what cracks me up about these people that think the military and cops are going to side w/ the average civilian when the SHTF- THEY AREN'T. They will be the last one getting Benny Bucks in the whole of govt. They're the worst kind of fascist- they don't do it out of a sense of nationalism- it's done out of pure lust of power at the basest level- I mean -fuck- deep down Hitler did what he did for a Greater Germany.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:23 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Americans are too dumb to remember Pinkertons or Kent State.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:28 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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You think that shit is even taught in history class- it's all slavery, MLK and THE Holocaust( you know- the only one EVER)

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 23:03 | Link to Comment John Sixpack
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Holocaust Isn't history.  It's mentioned daily in German news.  I think it's still going on.  

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 23:28 | Link to Comment Fuku Ben
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The Holocaust has been mentioned going on for almost a 100 years now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dda-0Q_XUhk

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 06:35 | Link to Comment Go Tribe
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Before its all over the public schools will be teaching the Old Testament in Mandarin.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:32 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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or the Bonus Army..........

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 23:05 | Link to Comment Fuku Ben
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For anyone that doubts you all they have to do is listen to this video

You hear I'm just following orders an awful lot

Anyone ever hear that somewhere else before? 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srhYwZq0oq4

 

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:39 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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the Long island press?

who knew? and check out the comments...there may be hope for me out here after all

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 02:55 | Link to Comment Element
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Oh goody, more USSA global 'leadership'.

 

FAIL

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:15 | Link to Comment Bawneee Fwank
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"In Montevideo, Minn., the FBI recently raided the home of Buford Rogers, who was convicted of felony burglary in 2011. Authorities had received reports that Buford was in possession of a firearm, which is illegal for convicted felons. The raid did indeed produce firearms, as well as items the FBI dubbed “explosive devices.” They did not specify what these “explosive devices” were or if they actually posed a significant threat to anyone. After the bust, headlines read “FBI Thwarts Terror Attack.”

Everyone that reloads can/will be labeled as having "explosive devices" or "bomb making material"...A primer would be labeled by law enforcement as a "explosive device"

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:24 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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I'd break out the champagne, but that qualifies too.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:26 | Link to Comment Demogorgon
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Yet another endgame of a FIAT economy in the long history of every other inevitable endgame of FIAT.

The true terrorists are those who brainwash the masses into believing that a piece of paper debt note has intrinsic value.

Rinse, wash, repeat.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:44 | Link to Comment BeanusCountus
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Only one thing to say. Every man who sighned the constitution of the United States of America would have been labeled a "terrorist" under the current definition. Good luck to America.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 22:58 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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I bring that up all the time and all I get back is this dumb fucking blank look from people. I also point out that if brave men didn't buck TPTB in the 1700s we'd still be talking with a British accent and I get the same look.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 23:50 | Link to Comment BeanusCountus
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With ya. Starting to feel lost in "America". No conceptual thinking. Worse, maybe no "thinking" at all.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 07:05 | Link to Comment Jam Akin
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The US has been the land of the lower common denominator for a long time already.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 23:02 | Link to Comment KickIce
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Terrorist is anybody opposed to the current regime, er administration.  Fortunately that doesn't apply to anyone around here.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 06:40 | Link to Comment Go Tribe
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Let's see, that would include the AP, anyone questioning about Benghazi, 10 million healthcare recipients in California including federal judges, anyone in the House cloak room, Tea Party and their kin on the left Occupy....Yep list just keeps growing until the DHS hollow points run out.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 23:08 | Link to Comment jack stephan
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Sunshine plays a major part in the daytime
Peace to mankind Ghostface carry a black nine.

Can it be......

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 23:12 | Link to Comment MrBoompi
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I suppose when you can label a significant percentage of the population as terrorists and eliminate them, that's one way to reduce food stamp recipients or future entitlement receivers.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 23:21 | Link to Comment psychobilly
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The killing of a civilian by an occupying government's military: terrorism

Defending yourself from a tyrannical government: not terrorism

A paramilitary SWAT raid on someone suspsected of selling raw milk or any one of hundreds of fake "crimes" where the "authorities" produce no victim: terrorism

Poisening a room full of security enforcers working for a tyrannical regime: not terrorism

The burning alive of 76 men, women and children in Waco over a $200 NFA tax stamp: terrorism

Killing someone within the political or military structure of a tyrannical regime: not terrorism

Shooting a woman holding a baby in the head over a $200 NFA tax stamp: terrorism

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 23:34 | Link to Comment Aquarius
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"Terrorism" is and always has been a political tactic; a political act; for political purposes.

Bureaucracy is a disease. Balzac and v. Mises both describe Bureaucracy.

Bureaucracy is not Public Service but pretends to be.

Bureaucracy is a career orientated, non-productive, unskilled corruption force that engages the public in a war to protect the Banking System. It declares a jihad on the Public in the name of its God; the Bank. Bureaucracy is the front line enemy of the people.

Bureaucracy uses its powers to criminalize the public. (The IRS comes to mind as a recent example).

Bureaucracy takes its orders from the political servants of the Banks: politicians.

Bureaucracy adopts "terrorism" as an efficient tool to impose controls on the public.

Militants, are "terrorists' that have been executed for the convenience of the Banks (usually comprising the innocent, poor, mothers and children aka collateral damage).

Most Economists are Bureaucrats responsible for Public shilling and deflecting the Recursive Scamming of Public Monies (Productivity).

Terrorism is the preferred style and method of political goverance and is fully supported by the Bureaucrats (and MSM).

Ho hum

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:25 | Link to Comment andrewp111
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Corrected definition - Most "Militants" described in the press are very much alive. The term "Militants" is used by supporting or sympathetic media to describe terrorists, since it makes them sound more reasonable, or implies that their cause is just. It is usually used in reference to the Palestinians by the MSM.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 23:44 | Link to Comment headless blogger
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Look how easy it was for the FBI-CIA-HomelandSecurity people to put up absolutely NO EVIDENCE that the Tsarnaev brothers bombed Boston! And many Americans actually believed whatever they were told, even when the hundreds and hundreds of photos of that event circulated on the internet showing NOTHING, except for the possible perpetrators who were all wearing the black jackets and tan pants.

It has come out, via some very good sources, that the boy's uncle Rustan had been married to CIA official Graham Fuller's daughter. Graham Fuller worked the Caucasus for over 20 years. Uncle Rustan's wife, the daughter of Fuller, also had links to this area through her job. And of course Uncle Rustan is from the Caucasus. Tamerlan attended workshops and "terrorist" training from the Georgia Caucasus Fund (the word Caucasus replaced 'Chechnya') which is ran by the Jamestown Foundation ( a total CIA operation).THIS CANNOT ALL BE COINCIDENCE!!!!

Meanwhile, it could be that Tamerlan was also recruited by the Russians. It is a hypothesis, for sure. He was a double agent. Who exactly did Boston will remain a mystery, but for sure it was one of the "agencies" in the US behind it, and Tamerlan was the patsy. They basically killed two birds with one stone with Boston: They killed the double agent (also a subtle warning message to Russia) and used it for more clamp downs.

The young brother in prison was not involved at all, but will pay with a life time in prison BECAUSE AMERICANS ARE TOO STUPID to have figured out this easy-to-solve false flag. It bugs me. We have a son about Dzhokhar's age. He needs help and nobody is doing anything. His lawyer, Judy Clarke, will likely make a deal to save the kids life. The CIA/FBI do NOT want this to go to trial because they would lose because there is NO EVIDENCE....and they would risk some of the idiots actually starting to figure it all out. They would have to actually fabricate evidence to get a conviction...which might be risky.

The American CIA spy just captured and expelled from Russia was really Russia's way of sending a warning message back to Washington. Now we hear about the emergency G-String 7....You know they are plotting another sicko false flag.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 00:12 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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No evidence? Have you forgotten the video that shows one of them planting a bomb, watching it explode, then hanging around suspiciously afterward? The video that prompted the FBI to release their photos? The video that was mentioned in every single news story when their photos were first published?

What's that? It was never released, the governor and media admit they've never seen it, and the fact that it was even mentioned has now been dropped down the fucking memory hole?

Oh well, no worries. Carry on, comrade. All is well, and it is not right to ask too many questions. Besides, governments never lie.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 00:21 | Link to Comment Arkadaba
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I came across this article tonight which does a good job of summarizing all the questions I think are unanswered regarding the boston bombing:

WHO in Boston: Boston Story Mysteries

First time I went to this website and I did read a few other stories. It looks interesting (disclosure: not mine)

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 00:54 | Link to Comment headless blogger
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The most important thing now is to try in some way to help this young kid they have locked up. The moron populace has moved on to their next catastrophe (the 3 enslaved women), while this young 19 year old boy is imprisoned in a notoriously corrupt detention center.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 23:54 | Link to Comment noless
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The definition of terrorism is opposition to the state.

No lengthy discussion needed, the term is a purposeful catch all.

The literal definition is that of a person/s who uses an event/s to manufacture a sense of fear so as to gain control over the will of those effected, and those subjected to the same mental atmosphere.

Hence it's use in politics.

I see any deviation from this basic fact as disinformation.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 00:12 | Link to Comment Arkadaba
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I saw this on Wired today. Somewhat tongue-in-cheek ... but not:

Hear Ye, Future Deep Throats: This Is How to Leak to the Press

 

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 01:02 | Link to Comment RaceToTheBottom
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OK, now that we have sorted out Terrorist, the other word that is being manipulated is Outrageous...

 

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 01:19 | Link to Comment Arkadaba
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How about shame, ashamed .... 

http://etymonline.com/?term=shame

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 01:18 | Link to Comment Klazy Plick
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Solipsistic government, irreconcileable and irrefutable.  All existence emanates from within the bureaucracy.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 01:35 | Link to Comment q99x2
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The biggest terrorist act after 9/11 has been the creation of the DHS. The transition of the US military to a mercinary army for corporations has been the main one to terrorize the world. The DHS is to terrorize the US Citizens. CIA runs 99% of most corporate acts of terrorism. It is a global world and globalists see sovereign nations as their enemies. They have declared war against their enemies. The UN are a bunch of turds too.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 02:31 | Link to Comment no2foreclosures
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The United States is the Terrorist.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 02:51 | Link to Comment dunce
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Terrorist acts must be defined before you can decide who is merely a criminal and who is a terrorist. Robbing a liquor store is a crime but it is not terror.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 06:49 | Link to Comment Seer
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FBI agent to liquor-store clerk: Were you terrified?

Clerk: yes

FBI: This was an terrorist act

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:19 | Link to Comment andrewp111
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That is allowing definition creep. For robbing a liquor store to be a terrorist act, the perp would have to declare or have a political motive. So if he shot all the customers in the name of Allah while the camera was recording video and sound, or took hostages and demanded the release of Al Qaeda figures or demanded to read a manifesto on TV, he would be a terrorist. If he simply takes the money and runs, he is a common robber. If he robbed the store to fund an Al Qaeda bombing plot, that is right on the fuzzy grey line between crime and terrorism.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 03:20 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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It's too bad human beings (and government employees) are so stupid these days

The series includes a fabricated news broadcast that covers a hypothetical raid on a “militia headquarters.” The video shows semi-automatic firearms, rifle scopes, night vision, flak jackets — all perfectly legal in the United States today — as illegal “contraband,” while painting gun owners and militias as chemical weapon-wielding terrorists.

The word MILITIA has a very specific meanings.

They date back to Alfred the Great (but as an American, and therefore a believer that God created the Earth in 1492) I'll skip some shit to make this simple.

Including the 17th century background before things got revolutionary

The Fairfax County Militia Plan of 1775, which defines the MILITIA in the colony of Virgina

The Virginia Declaration of Rights written in June of 1776 (Preamble to the Virginia State constitution and template for the Bill of Rights)

The Declaration of Independence from July of 1776 The Constitution and Bill of Rights 

The Militia Acts of 1792 the 2nd Act intially defines the MILITIA under US Constitutional Law

The Dick Act which reaffirms the existance of the unorganized MILITIA distinct from the Army and National Guard (and didn't do a lot of other things)

Convention 1 and Convention 3 of the Geneva Conventions that the US signed and which address treatment of MILITIA wounded and prisoners of war, and which followed on the earlier Hague Conventions.

And lastly, for those who actually have too much free time these days Elliot's Debates which details exactly what the founders said that the Constitution and Bill of Rights meant when they were written and ratified.  (The rest of the linked documents are not that long if you haven't the originals)

All of which is important because in the aftermath of September 11 2001, Congress passed the AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force), and Alberto Gonzales then went to great lengths to argue that the Taliban was not the MILITIA, but rather TERRORISTS, and they are distinct characterizations.

The source document foundation also helps explains why in the US:  AR-15s should greatly outnumber M-16/M-4s, which is also why the semi-automatic variants greatly outnumber select-fire Stgw 90s in Switzerland (not that anyone outside of Switzerland has accurately described the state of gun ownership or gun controls in the past ten years, but that a more nuanced discussion.)

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 07:04 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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Urban Redneck, I grok the thing about the idiocy of using the word militia in the wrong context and the difference between an organized and an unorganized militia

but I don't get your finer points, I don't get the implications of the Militia Act of 1903 and I have a question about that: are private armies lawful/constitutional in the US or not?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 07:42 | Link to Comment Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Ask Mike Bloomberg.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:18 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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As to private armies, they are not unlawful under federal law, but they may be unlawful from State to State under State law.  However, State regulation of the Militia is also the traditional vehicle for gun control laws, so there is both overlap and a need for distinction of purpose when examining Statutory Laws at the State level between between 1) laws which address the broader gun control 2) laws which deal explicitly with the State Militia, or the body of people of who comprise the State Militia and 3) laws which address the right of private paramilitary groups and armies to organize and train.  

Here's the text of the 1903 Act  http://www.alternatewars.com/Congress/Dick_Act.htm.  The act delineates at the State level- between the unorganized (called Reserve) Militia (body of able-bodied men) and the organized Militia (called the [State] National Guard).  At the Federal level- the act delineates between the Regular and Volunteer (National Guard) Armies of the United States.  The 1903 Act reflects original intent to avoid standing armies in time of peace and avoid the Militia being used for foreign wars and political purposes, however, it abrogates State control of its own organized Militia by a Schrodinger-like paradox that an organized Militia member may be both a member of the State and Federal Militias simultaneously.  This paradox often gives rise to the notion of eliminating the use of the (State) Militias as private armies by the State governors is common discourse, even though the Act itself does not address private armies.  The 1903 Act has been superseded by many other acts, particularly because the President and Military Industrial Complex desire to deviate from original intent and seek the authority to wage overseas wars for long periods of time.  The original definitions and delineations, however, flow throw to the subsequent acts.  

Complicating matters, some pro-gun troglodytes- decided to take up reading laws out of context and posting public testament to their lack of legal comprehension on the internet.  The linked article identifies the most common manifestation I've encountered and refutes it http://americanlivewire.com/the-dick-act-gun-control/ - which is what alluding to then I wrote that the Dick Act did not do a lot of things).  

 

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 03:36 | Link to Comment pcrs
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The government is a terrorist organisation, they obtain their funds through threats of violence against the population. The Obomber is droning foreign populations or shooting them with depleted uranium with a halve life of 4 billion years causing massive birth  defects.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:11 | Link to Comment andrewp111
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The impact of U-238 is overblown. It is used because it is heavy and cheaper than tungsten, not because it has a little tiny bit of radioactivity. Lots of things cause birth defects. Blaming it on uranium is just a convenient talking point for political opponents of an effective weapon. And what Obummer is doing with the drones is called "war", NOT "terrorism".

But he got a Nobel Peace Prize, so he can't be a war president, can he?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 05:59 | Link to Comment CrashingDollars
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I wonder which FEMA camp I'll be sent off too when this crap really goes down.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 06:52 | Link to Comment Seer
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If you turn yourself in you increase your chances of selecting which one. (not that they'd honor anything, but this would be one of the marketing tricks)

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:13 | Link to Comment FeralSerf
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Sounds like Army Recruiting.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 07:10 | Link to Comment Seer
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:15 | Link to Comment Element
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Seer, I was thinking to myself just this afternoon how every day now the world seems a bit more like the movie Brazil, and less and less like what it should. We're past the earlier Monty Python stage, I'm afraid.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:26 | Link to Comment Seer
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Gilliam nailed it in that movie.  And I think that he's right that the "authorities" have so much going on that they cannot keep it straight on who is doing what.  Double-agents... power... $$... Nothing makes sense because there is no sense in anything.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 07:39 | Link to Comment Dollar Bill Hiccup
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As was clearly evident, the media was unhappy that 2 Chechen refugees were at the center of the Boston bombings.

At West Point, counter terror studies is run by an Israeli, who focusses on domestic terrorism.

http://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/experts/dr-arie-perliger

Why is an Israeli the director of the West Point counter terror center? You don't think that the US Army has learned enough on its own while embroiled in counter insurgency efforts over the last ten years in Afg and Irq ?

http://nation.foxnews.com/counter-terrorism-think-tank/2013/01/19/west-p...

Do you really think it's a coincidence that the IRS was targeting "conservative" groups? And that this was organized by low level clerks? ACORN, hey have at it. But mention the word "Liberty" and ...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:07 | Link to Comment Seer
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ANYONE who questions "authority" gets fucked.  This has NOTHING to do with "conservatives" or whatever...  Really, I'm tired of this "we're victims" shit always being played out- EVERYONE is being played: it gets you rallied to support the "defenders" (who are only working on getting Their hands on the levers so that they can pick up the hammer to beat people with).  As George Carlin put it: "It's all bullshit."

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:05 | Link to Comment andrewp111
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The authorities are getting too loose with the definition of "terrorist", that is true. A terrorist is properly defined as  someone who is commiting politically motivated violence, and is not doing it as part of the formal military forces of a recognized sovereign state. Terrorists are often backed by one or more sovereign states, though. When such violence is done directly by the military or spy services of a sovereign, it is known as "war". Mere bombers who don't have defined political or ideological motives used to be known as "anarchists".

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:11 | Link to Comment Seer
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"Mere bombers who don't have defined political or ideological motives used to be known as "anarchists"."

Mere bombers who don't have defined political or ideological motives used to be CALLED "anarchists". - FIXED!  Now that more people understand what anarchism is TPTB had to find some other name for their hobgoblin.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:03 | Link to Comment jjsilver
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terrorism

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

 

Systematic use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby to bring about a particular political objective.

Who do you think this might be?

 

NOTE: The Average response Time of a 911 call is 23 minutes; The response
time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second. What's on your nightstand

 

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:18 | Link to Comment Seer
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That .357 may be fast, but it isn't so fast when you're asleep.  A good dog should always be the first line of defense.

I knew someone who once woke up with a burglar already in his bedroom.  At this point that .357 might be your own end (in the hands of the burglar).

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:47 | Link to Comment Herkimer Jerkimer
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The more time I spend around you hairless monkees, the more I like my dog friends.

 

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Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:27 | Link to Comment 22winmag
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Red State... I hate Hollywood, but this is an absolute must see movie when it comes to terrorists in suits and ties and the kind of unwinnable situation the bad guys are in if they ever started a real shooting war with pissed off heavily armed Americans.

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=red+state

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 14:52 | Link to Comment pine_marten
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Hits the nail on the head in an effortless manner.  Great article.

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