Tuesday, October 24, 2006
October 24, 2006 -- US Air Force official's past raises eyebrows. On December 7, 2005, the US Air Force officially recognized "cyberspace" as one of its warfare domains -- along with air and outer space. In early November, Air Force officials will gather in Washington to form a new US Air Force Command -- the Air Force Cyberspace Command. It will have authority to launch wars in cyberspace. The new command is largely the brainchild of Dr. Lani Kass, director of the Air Force Cyberspace Task Force.
Kass' past has many US government computer security officials puzzled and concerned. From 1979 to 1981, Kass served as a Major in the Israeli Defense Forces. This was at a time when Israel was targeting America's most closely held secrets through its Navy spy, Jonathan Pollard. After her service in the IDF, Kass integrated into the Washington national security establishment, the private sector serving as an entree. From 1982 to1985, Kass was Director of the Russian Research Center at Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Bethesda, Md. (an odd name considering that Russia was then called the Soviet Union by every national security entity). From 1985 to 2005, Kass was Professor of Military Strategy and Operations at National War College at National Defense University in Fort McNair, Washington.
Kass previously served in the Dick Cheney Defense Department, having worked from 1992 to 1993 as Special Assistant to the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5), Joint Staff at the Pentagon. She returned to the Pentagon under Defense Secretary William Cohen and continued to serve under Donald Rumsfeld. From 2000 to 2001, Kass was Senior Policy Adviser and Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives to the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5) and from January 2006 to the present, she has been the Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, and Director of CSAF’s Cyberspace Task Force.
This story out of Skull and Bones-burg New Haven, Connecticut appears to be a tragic accident but it does give one pause.
Notes the Boston Globe: The driver of the SUV that hit Picagli is John M. Walker Jr., a senior judge on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, who lives in Connecticut and maintains court chambers in New Haven. He was leaving work when the accident occurred, police said.
Walker, a 1962 Yale graduate, was appointed to the federal bench by President Reagan in 1985. He was appointed to the 2nd Circuit in 1989 by his cousin, former President George H.W. Bush.
No charges have been filed.
Story also notes they didn't check Walker for drugs or alcohol. How ironic, considering the Walker-Bush's link to drugs and alcohol over the years. Then again, I'm sure the entire New Haven police force is under the thumb of Bush-connected "interests."
And one can't help but think of other strange things that have happened when Walker-Bush's are in or near motor vehicles. Remember this lil' long-forgotten news nugget?
Monday, October 23, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Here's more about it here.
I should contact my old roomie, a Paraguayan, and ask him if he's heard about this.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Well, I saw this over a RMN. Not sure what to make of it but after yesterday's signing of the Military Commissions Act into law, I sense they're ramping up for something big.
Just check out the put options from October 6, noted at False Flag News.
"Bodies arrived severely fragmented, melted and disfigured," said Jumaa Saqa'a, a doctor at the Shifa hospital, in Gaza City. "We found internal burning of organs, while externally there were minute pieces of shrapnel. When we opened many of the injured people we found dusting on their internal organs."
It is not clear whether the injuries come from a new weapon. The Israeli military declined to detail the weapons in its arsenal, but denied reports that the injuries came from a Dense Inert Metal Explosive (Dime), an experimental weapon.
So, what is it? The story goes on to say that the injuries are typical of those hit by Dime weapons, yet Israel, as is typical, continues to deny it. Israel needs to come clean on this serious issue.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Second ... check out this transcript I found over at Editor & Publisher this afternoon that features an interesting Q&A with reporters and White House Press Secretary Tony Snow discussing Lord Bush's signing into law the Military Commissions Act and whether there will be "secret prisons." It's very revealing and interesting when a reporter asks why Snow thinks the press is "impugning" the military for simply asking that there be oversight.
But it got even more interesting.
Prior to saying he was going to get "snarky," Snow talked of "outside actors" who would be involved in the interrogations
Well, again, because you do have accountability. You have outside actors looking in on every juncture. It is built in. And therefore, there are measures that are taken within this.
Q Who are the outside actors?
MR. SNOW: They are independent of the questioning that's going on. But they've also been trained in taking a look at what the proper guidelines are for interrogation under the law, trying to make sure that people do not go beyond the boundaries of a proper interrogation.
Q You won't say who they are --
MR. SNOW: These are people who work for the federal government who are charged with doing it.
Q They're not independent if they're working for the federal government.
MR. SNOW: They're independent of the questioning. Let me -- well, never mind. Go ahead.
So, who are they? Could they be agents of a foreign government? I wouldn't put it past the BushCo crime syndicate.
And finally, there was a story I first noticed in the Catholic weekly The Wanderer. Writer Paul Likoudis talks about secret talks to advance a sovereignty-destroying North American Union. Likoudis notes a Bilderberg-esque meeting I was completely unaware of which took place in September at a resort in the Canadian Rockies.
The local paper, The Banff (Alberta) Crag & Canyon covered the 2006 North American Forum as best they could and had three articles, all linked at their online site. It makes for some very interesting reading. Canadian citizens are not pleased about the secret policy talks being made on their soil.
And The Wanderer had a thorough list of all the attendees, ranging from think-tank types to some of Rummy's henchmen and other government officials to New World Order supporters like Dr. Robert A. Pastor, director, Center for North American Studies, American University. Pastor, you may recall, is calling for the merger of Canada, USA and Mexico into a single economic region, borders and sovereignty be danged! WorldNetDaily has been after him for months and even has a new story on him and his goals.
Yep, Lord Bush had to get these "talkers" to rally the neo-con shock troops to support the dictator-lordship's decrees. While the Times noted the filthy Michael Savage, they didn't note caveman warrior Alex Jones who is ACTUALLY a true conservative and patriot.
While I despise all the names (except Jones, who I have the utmost respect for) above, Medved is particularly awful. And I speak from experience, because I interviewed him for a Texas newspaper and he was the biggest whiner I've ever met!
Writes Times reporter Jim Rutenberg: "On his Web site, Mr. Medved wrote how Mr. Bush spoke about his commitment to his immigration plan in terms of the fight against terrorism. He said the president made a case that if he were to give in to conservative complaints, “the nation’s enemies (and the rest of the world) would take away the belief that the president could be bullied, prodded, overwhelmed and intimidated.”
What the hell?!?!? Did you read that Orwellian paragraph? Medved says on his site, according to Rutenberg, that Lord Bush won't listen to true conservatives because to do so would be giving in to the terr'ists. This is how crazy-upside/down-insane things have become. At least we know the neo-cons are on the ropes. As Alex Jones just said, "I smell blood."
Incredibly, as I type this, a dispatcher on the police scanner called for cops to check on an "Iranian male walking a dog claiming he is a political refugee." The dispatcher also said "neighbors are concerned." Will this poor sap get picked up, charged with loitering or somesuch, and end up in one of Bush's torture chambers? This stuff is happening right before our eyes, people!!
Maybe the Supreme Court will find the law unconstitutional. Maybe not. Read more here.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
While driving down Lee Boulevard this afternoon, I was at a light and noticed a number of cops talking with several men holding buckets, you know, the kind they hold at intersections where they try to raise money, not unlike the firemen with their boots.
Anyway, I rolled down my window a little bit to where I could hear the cops talking. One man, apparently the leader told the cops not to harass him and his group. The cop got belligerent and replied: "I'm not harassing you, I'm doing my job." I then overheard something about permits.
But what bothered me the most was when I heard one of the cops, a Hispanic guy wearing shorts (on a cold day) say, "If you say we're harassing you one more time, I'm going to arrest you." Say what? They can't arrest you for speaking your mind. Do we or don't we still have fre speech in this country? It's insane!
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Will be interested in what the FAA and/or NTSB have to say about this tragic incident.
And remember all the weird "coincidences" surrounding 9/11?
Check this out ...
upside down ...
And before I go, check out Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson's take on today's strange plane crash. Could it be a psy-op?
Downright bizarre, eh?
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Yeah. The "stand up, keep fighting" senator from Minnesota who wasn't afraid to speak out for the little guy and gal. Who actually represented "we the people" and boldly stood up against corporate power.
I distinctly remember when I heard about his death, this month four years ago. It really hit me hard. He was one of the few politicians that actually seemed to have a heart, something sorely missing on Capitol Hill these days. Wellstone voted against the unjust and illegal Iraq war and was called a "chickensh*t" by Pres. George H.W. Bush. Vice President Dick Cheney hated Wellstone because he knew that this short Jewish professor from Northfield, Minn. would actually fight for what he believed in.
That's why I loved Wellstone so much and contributed to his campaign. Sure, he was a Democrat but then, he actually was more than that, much more than that. He was a people person who had a conscience and an everyday decency that seems as cornball as "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."
Before it faded to where you could barely read it, I had a bumper sticker on my car that read: "What Would Wellstone Do?" Well, Wellstone wouldn't support torturing prisoners, or expanding evil wars or allow the big corporations to become bigger and bigger monopolies. Just think how different things might be if Wellstone's plane hadn't mysteriously crashed just a week or so before his inevitable re-election.
Yeah, former Gov. Jesse Ventura may say it was pilot error but I disagree. I'm on board with Prof. Jim Fetzer, a former prof at Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth, who concludes Wellstone's plane was taken down in order to silence his progressive and truthful voice. Too much was at stake, and the New World Order couldn't risk Wellstone meddling into their affairs.
And look where we are now in 2006. War, corruption, economic uncertainty, the shredding of the Bill of Rights ... yeah, we need a Wellstone, before it's too late.
By the way, read what guest columnist David Morris has to say about Wellstone in the (Minneapolis-St. Paul) Star Tribune.
What may come as a surprise is that no Baton Rouge drivers we spoke with are against such a plan.
"It only takes a minute for a light to change and someone can get killed because you don't want to wait a minute," said Maretta Jackson.
Bob Moreano told WAFB 9 News, "Put (in) the cameras, and if it has to be me, then you know what, eh, I violated the law. I gotta pay like everybody else."
Yeah, Baton Rouge and other lawless cities ... bring in the cameras ... put us all under surveillance. We'll be good slaves!!! We promise!!!
The Ostroy Report has a great post on the "big, fat, lying Repuglican blowhard" who spins and lies about nearly EVERYTHING!!!
Ex-page meets with FBI
By Nolan Clay
Former congressional page Jordan Edmund arrived at 10 a.m. today for a meeting with the FBI. The FBI is investigating former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, who resigned Sept. 29.
Edmund was accompanied by his attorney, Stephen Jones, of Enid, for the meeting at the U.S. Attorney Office in downtown Oklahoma City.
Edmund, 21, had a serious expression and was carrying a large envelope. He was wearing a dark pin-striped suit and red tie.
Foley, a Florida Republican, quit after ABC News confronted him about lurid messages sent over the Internet to teenage, former male pages.
Foley, 52, has admitted through an attorney that he sent inappropriate online messages. Edmund, a Californian, was identified last week by a blogger as one of the former pages who allegedly got online instant messages from Foley. In one alleged message to Edmund, Foley wrote "strip down and get relaxed."
Edmund has been living in Oklahoma City and working as a deputy campaign manager for the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Rep. Ernest Istook. He was a U.S. House page in 2001 and 2002.
Jones said last week Edmund is willing to talk to the FBI and the House Ethics Committee. He also said Edmund "was a minor when the alleged events described in the media occurred."
Jones told CNN on Friday and confirmed Monday to The Oklahoman that there was "no physical involvement between" Edmund and Foley. The attorney also told The Oklahoman the two were never together privately.
Foley mentioned Edmund and other pages by name on the House floor in June 2002 as they finished their service. "Cherish your youth, cherish this experience, but above all cherish your families," Foley said then. "Let them know how much you appreciate them giving you this chance."
What did Rep. Istook know? I think he should be questioned by the feds as well, along with Rep. Rodney Alexander of Louisiana. I'm with Oyster over at Your Right Hand Thief, calling for Alexander's resignation. Out with Alexander, in with Libertarian Brent Sanders!!!
Monday, October 09, 2006
Dirk Vander Ploeg, writer for the American Chronicle, has been following this important story and has this report.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Pages 114-15: At the Alfalfa Club dinner in Washington, Barbara Bush reached out to an old family friend, David Boren, the Democratic former senator from Oklahoma. Was an invasion of Iraq a bad idea? Boren said yes. The former first lady reported that her husband was losing sleep over the idea but wouldn't bring it up with his son.
Here are portions of a story in The Oklahoman this morning regarding Rep. Ernest Istook's page who was a victim of disgraced former congressman Mark Foley.
By Nolan Clay and Michael McNutt
Posted: October 6, 2006
OKLAHOMA CITY - A former congressional page is willing to talk to the FBI and the U.S. House Ethics Committee about former Rep. Mark Foley, his attorney said Thursday.
“He will answer fully and truthfully any questions put to him,” attorney Stephen Jones said.
Jordan Edmund, 21, has been working on Republican Rep. Ernest Istook’s gubernatorial campaign. Istook, of Warr Acres, admitted Thursday at a hastily called news conference the scandal has affected his campaign.
“Things are a distraction, but it doesn’t stop the momentum that we’ve been gaining,” Istook said.
Jones said Edmund has done nothing wrong.
“Jordan was a minor when the alleged events described in the media occurred,” Jones said. “He retained me ... to guide and assist him through a difficult investigative and media onslaught because he thought I might be able to help him.
“Jordan has authorized me to say that if he has any relevant information on the matters involving Congressman Foley, he will voluntarily present it to any appropriate official authority.”
Jones has experience with high-profile cases. He defended Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
Jones confirmed he has been in contact with the FBI and that Edmund has left Oklahoma. Jones, a $5,000 contributor to Istook, said he is not being paid by the Istook campaign.
ABC News reported Foley had Internet sex with the former page before a vote. In one exchange, Foley wrote, “I miss you lots since san diego.” Edmund is from the San Diego area.
Istook dismissed as “nonsense” a question that presidential adviser Karl Rove, who will appear Monday night in Oklahoma City to raise money for Istook’s campaign, recommended he hire Edmund.
Yikes! Some have said Karl Rove was involved in this whole deal. Maybe he is. So, is this the "surprise" he warned us about? Where can this all be going? As for Istook's campaign for governor against popular incumbent Brad Henry, he needs to hang it up.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
From this transcript ....
Q You said the White House is not worried about people staying home during the midterms. But in addition to the Foley scandal, and the senior Republicans forming a sort of circular firing squad -- you've got the war in Iraq going badly and you've got the Woodward book. Why would you not be worried?
MR. SNOW: Well, a couple of things. First, the Woodward book is going to be interesting, in the sense that it's fascinating to everybody here in beltway. But there are also a lot of single-sourcing problems. And, you know, there is going to be a lot of back and forth. I talked to Andy Card today, for instance, who says he was quoted accurately, but out of context. I talked with the aide to General Abizaid, who said that although General Abizaid is quoted a couple of times, he was never contacted, they never ran quotes by them, they didn't talk to him. They didn't talk to Kissinger -- he's quoted in the book. They didn't talk to Brent Scowcroft -- he's quoted. David Boren has issued some denials, as well. (What the bleep???)
Furthermore, on one of the central charges that there is a discrepancy between a couple of documents from the Pentagon -- there is none. And so you can get into the nit-picky on that, but the point is, of course -- I think what I said is voter intensity does matter and turnout matters.
And then there's the Oklahoman coverage of gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Ernest Istook (R-Warr Acres, Okla.) and his comments regarding an aide from California who may have been a victim of pedophile and disgraced ex-congressman Mark Foley.
Writes the Oklahoman's Michael McNutt: “I will say nothing to confirm or to deny the name of anyone who may have been a victim of the wrongful behavior of former Congressman Mark Foley,” Istook said during a news conference outside his downtown Oklahoma City campaign headquarters.
Wonder where this is going?
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
It was a dark hour indeed on Thursday when the United States Senate voted to end the Constitutional Republic and transform the country into a "Leader-State," giving the president and his agents the power to capture, torture and imprison forever anyone - American citizens included - whom they arbitrarily decide is an "enemy combatant." This also includes those who merely give "terrorism" some kind of "support," defined so vaguely that many experts say it could encompass legal advice, innocent gifts to charities or even political opposition to US government policy within its draconian strictures.
All of this is bad enough - a sickening and cowardly surrender of liberty not seen in a major Western democracy since the Enabling Act passed by the German Reichstag in March 1933. But it is by no means the full extent of our degradation. In reality, the darkness is deeper, and more foul, than most people imagine. For in addition to the dictatorial powers of seizure and torment given by Congress on Thursday to George W. Bush - powers he had already seized and exercised for five years anyway, even without this fig leaf of sham legality - there is a far more sinister imperial right that Bush has claimed - and used - openly, without any demur or debate from Congress at all: ordering the "extrajudicial killing" of anyone on earth that he and his deputies decide - arbitrarily, without charges, court hearing, formal evidence, or appeal - is an "enemy combatant."
No one is safe.
Writes Greg Hilburn for The (Monroe, La.) News-Star:
U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander said a former male House page from Monroe has received threats since reports surfaced Friday that former Congressman Mark Foley sent him inappropriate e-mails.
"This teenager and his family have gone through hell," Alexander, R-Monroe, said Monday. "It's just not fair that they got caught up in this and became casualties. His mother is just broken up by it. Naturally, she's concerned about her child."
Read the full article here or go see it as the top story at The Dead Pelican.
Monday, October 02, 2006
It turns out the main page in question, a teen by all accounts, was from Louisiana and working for Rep. Rodney Alexander, a former Democrat from Quitman, La. who jumped onto the GOP ship a couple of years ago when winds began blowing their way. Anyway, Wayne Madsen, from the Wayne Madsen Report, is reporting that Rep. Alexander may have known more than he is telling, regarding Foley's sexually suggestive e-mails to congressional pages.
I hope Alexander will come forward with ALL the information he has on this subject.
And, as usual, Paul Joseph Watson, at PrisonPlanet.com has his finger on the pulse of what's really been going on there in the District and says as much in his latest article, "Rabbit Hole of Elitist Perversion far Deeper than Foley." It addresses a 1989 Washington Times article about "call boys" visiting the White House and the Franklin Cover-up at around that same time.
Wonder if more will be exposed?