Wednesday, August 29, 2007

US Opposition Political Leaders Issue Urgent False Flag Terror Warning Warn of imminent plot to "orchestrate & manufacture a new 9/11 terror incident"
August 27 , 2007
Steve Watson

A group of former government officials along with current Congressional candidates, authors and activists has issued an urgent warning that a faction of the US government allied with Dick Cheney is planning to stage a terror event or provocation as a pretext for launching military attacks against Iran and implementing emergency powers in America.

Former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, along with former US Diplomat and Colonel in the US Army reserve Ann Wright have put their names to an open letter warning that massive evidence points to an upcoming event.

Current Congressional candidates Cindy Sheehan and Craig Hill are also among the signatories to the letter.

Here is the letter in full:

To the American people, and to peace loving individuals everywhere:

Massive evidence has come to our attention which shows that the backers, controllers, and allies of Vice President Dick Cheney are determined to orchestrate and manufacture a new 9/11 terror incident, and/or a new Gulf of Tonkin war provocation over the coming weeks and months. Such events would be used by the Bush administration as a pretext for launching an aggressive war against Iran, quite possibly with nuclear weapons, and for imposing a regime of martial law here in the United States. We call on the House of Representatives to proceed immediately to the impeachment of Cheney, as an urgent measure for avoiding a wider and more catastrophic war. Once impeachment has begun, it will be easier for loyal and patriotic military officers to refuse illegal orders coming from the Cheney faction. We solemnly warn the people of the world that any terrorist attack with weapons of mass destruction taking place inside the United States or elsewhere in the immediate future must be considered the prima facie responsibility of the Cheney faction. We urge responsible political leaders everywhere to begin at once to inoculate the public opinion of their countries against such a threatened false flag terror operation.

(Signed) A Group of US Opposition Political Leaders Gathered in Protest at the Bush Compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, August 24-25, 2007


The letter was signed by the group at an anti war protest this weekend which saw four thousand march near the Bush family residence on Walker's Point in Kennebunkport.

The warning comes on the heels of a spate of recent news stories and reports indicating that "chatter" about a terror event. is at an all time high.

Further evidence that some form of event is imminent has emerged with strange stock market activity occurring just as did in the weeks and days preceding 9/11.

A mystery trader risks losing around $1 billion dollars after placing 245,000 put options on the Dow Jones Eurostoxx 50 index, leading many analysts to speculate that a stock market crash preceded by a new 9/11 style catastrophe could take place within the next month.

The Kennebunkport group have demanded the immediate impeachment of Dick Cheney in order to prevent any such activities coming to fruition.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

Bill is back tonight

From HBO:
Tonight, Bill kicks off a new season with actor Tim Robbins, journalist Michel Martin and writer Stephen Hayes. Plus, via satellite, presidential candidate fmr. Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) and reporter Damien Cave. Tune-in Friday night at 11pm ET/PT and stay around after the show for Overtime, our exclusive live web program.

I'm a huge fan of Tim Robbins. This should be good. - Lizzy

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

(From Al Franken)

Dear Friend,

When I was in the third grade, President Eisenhower traveled around the world on a goodwill tour. He went to Italy, Turkey, Afghanistan, even Iran - and everywhere he went, hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets waving American flags.

This week, President Bush is coming to Minnesota. But there won't be any cheering, because he won't be appearing in public. He won't be speaking to middle-class families who can't afford to send their kids to college. He won't be meeting with sugar beet farmers whose livelihoods are threatened by CAFTA. And you can bet he's steering clear of any Minnesotans who want him to finally face up to the mistakes he's made in Iraq.

No, George W. Bush is here to raise money for Senator Norm Coleman at a private party in Eden Prairie - and you're probably not invited. It costs at least $1,000 to attend, and if you want to be a "host," it'll run you nearly $15,000. In 2005, Bush came to town for Mark Kennedy and raised almost a million bucks in one night.

Norm Coleman thinks that, by next November, we'll all forget that he brought George W. Bush to town to raise money for him behind closed doors.

But we won't forget that Norm Coleman has voted in lockstep with this administration. We won't forget that Norm Coleman has been a cheerleader for George W. Bush's war in Iraq. And we won't forget that even now, he's choosing to literally stand with the President - if only when he thinks no one's looking.

I need you to help me take on the right-wing money machine. You might not have $1,000 lying around, let alone $15,000. But if you have $100, or $50, or even $20, you can help.


Last quarter, we out-raised Norm Coleman, even though our average donation was just $65. And so far, we've had over 45,000 people contribute to our campaign for change.

They may have the money, but we have the people. And I firmly believe that our people power is strong enough to stand up to the big money Norm Coleman will be raising at his private event with the President.

George W. Bush is no Dwight Eisenhower. But he'll be gone in 2009, replaced by a Democrat. And with your help, Norm Coleman will be, too.

Click on the video to watch my message and then please chip in whatever you can to help prove that when we work together, we can beat the right-wing money machine.


Al Franken

Monday, August 20, 2007

How to create an angry American

The way the info is presented in this clip may be a little cheesy, but please watch it through to see and hear what BushCo says, in their own words, regarding 9/11. (Keywords: bombs, explosives, shooting down a plane, and "pulling" a building.)

This one is very powerful, and while I may not agree with their conclusion that Ron Paul is the answer, it does inspire a call to action:

One more:

Friday, August 17, 2007

Jon Stewart Grills Dick Cheney Biographer

Cheney Interview from 1994:

Jon Stewart grills Dick Cheney biographer about the 1994 interview:

Jon Stewart should run for office. Between himself, Keith Olbermann, and Bill Maher, they are the few that speak real truth to power.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I'm big in India

I finally hit all the continents! I wish the people reading my blog from outside the US would comment from time to time. Your input would be greatly appreciated.

Are you listening South Africa, Ukraine, Ireland, UK, Poland, Romania, Netherlands, Sweden, Greece, Australia, Syria, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Italy, Saudi Arabia, and Iran? (I'm sorry if I missed anyone.) Come on, speak up, we won't bite.

We're (mostly) a bunch of liberals hanging out here, and all we really want is world peace. Let's start here! Quit your lurking and say hello. I dare ya.

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Bush crime family

I found this information while perusing the Internets. I added the last one, myself.

James Hatfield (Wikipedia) Mr. Hatfield was the author of Fortunate Son, an unauthorized biography of George W. Bush. The book detailed Bush's cocaine use and cover up of a cocaine arrest. He was found dead July 18, 2001, in a motel room, an apparent suicide.

Danny Casolaro (Wikipedia) He was working on a book that tied together the scandals surrounding the presidency of George H. W. Bush. He told his friends he was going to "bring back" the head of the Octopus. Instead, his body was found in a hotel in Martinsburg, West Virginia, on August 10, 1991, an apparent suicide.

Jake Horton (TIME) He was the senior vice-president of Gulf Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, a cohort of Enron in the energy industry, and a major contributor to the Bush agenda. According to reporter Gregory Palast, Horton knew of the company's appalling accounting practices, and "... had no doubt about its illegal campaign contributions to Florida politicans - he'd made the payments himself. In April of 1989 Horton decided to come clean with state officials, and reserved the company jet to go confront company officials. Ten minutes after takeoff the jet exploded.

James D. Watkins His body was found on December 1, 2001 in the Pike National Forest in Colorado, a gunshot wound to the head. Mr. Watkins was a consultant for Arthur Andersen, the accounting firm for Enron. He disappeared on November 13 after he left work. He was described as a devoted family man who always called home if he were going to be late. Officials initially said that the death was suspicious, but have changed their tune and have ruled his death a suicide.

Charles Dana Rice (CNN) He was the senior vice president and treasurer of El Paso Corp., an energy corporation swept up in the recent energy scandal. Two months after the "suicide" of Enron executive Clifford Baxter, in the midst of questions about the accounting practices of El Paso Corp., Charles Rice was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head. His death was ruled a suicide.

J. Clifford Baxter (Wikipedia) Found dead in his car, shot in the head. Mr. Baxter was vice chairman of Enron Corp. when he resigned in May 2001. Enron has been hot copy lately with the revelation that they were the largest campaign contributors for George W. Bush. Was J. Clifford Baxter a potential witness to Bush foreknowledge of their wrongdoings? His death was ruled a suicide.

Katherine Smith She had been implicated in February in a phony documents scheme said to be related to the September 11 hijackers. One day before she was due in court, she was incinerated in her car after having hit a utility pole. An investigation revealed that the crash was minor and was not the cause of the fire that burned Smith beyond recognition. Who was really behind 9/11? Was Katherine Smith privy to that information? Why did she have to die, and who killed her?

John O'Neill He was Director of Counterterrorism at the New York offices of the F.B.I. until he resigned in August 2001. One of the world's top experts on Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, he grew to believe that "all the answers" regarding what they needed to destroy Al Qaeda lay in Saudi Arabia. However, starting in January 2001, Bush blocked all efforts by Mr. O'Neill to investigate Saudi ties to bin Laden. In the summer of 2001 O'Neill declared that the main obstacles to his investigation were U.S. oil interests. In late August, a frustrated O'Neill quit the FBI and took a position as head of security for the World Trade Center.

From September 11: On O'Neill's second day of work on the 34th floor, the WTC is hit by the first plane. O'Neill makes it out of the building safely, calls his son to say he is OK,. then goes into the other tower to help guide those still inside to safety. Minutes later, O'Neill, along with hundreds of others, is dead, killed by the terrorist the Bush administration refused to allow him to pursue to the best of his ability.

Salem Bin Laden In 1979, Bush business Arbusto Energy obtained financing from James Bath, a close family friend. Bath had extensive ties to BCCI and the bin Laden family. Bath was the sole U.S. business representative for Salem bin Laden, the brother of Osama bin Laden. It is well known in certain circles that the Arbusto money came straight from Salem bin Laden, although Bush denies it. Salem bin Laden died when for no apparent reason, he flew his airplane into power lines where it became entangled, and fell 150 feet to the ground. "He was a very experienced pilot. He was a good pilot. We just can't understand why he decided to go right instead of left," recalled airstrip owner Earl May field.

Mel Carnahan In the midst of a heated race for the Senate against John Ashcroft, the Governor died in a plane crash on October 16, 2000. His death affected Democrats in two ways - it would hurt their chances of seizing control of the US Senate, and it would strongly impact the Presidential race between Al Gore and George W. Bush. Said St. Louis University political scientist Ken Warren, "There will be a sympathy vote, but that won't be enough to allow him to win. "I don't think the race will be very close. It's over." As we know now, Ashcroft lost to a dead man. Carnahan was elected by a landslide.

Dan Rocco He died on April 1, 2002, in a plane crash in Gainesville, Georgia. He was an executive vice president at ChoicePoint, the firm that gained infamy with their faulty "felons" list supplied to Katherine Harris during the 2000 election in Florida. As a result of this list, thousands of voters (mostly African-American voters) were wrongly identified as felons and purged from the rolls.

Karla Faye Tucker (Wikipedia) She was executed in spite of enormous protest from the public, even those religious groups that advocate the death penalty. Even Pat Robertson thought that Karla was truly repentant and asked George W. Bush to spare her life. He refused. Afterward, in a Talk Magazine interview, Bush mocked the woman whose death warrant he had sanctioned, pursing his lips and whimpering, "Please don't kill me!"

William J. Casey (Wikipedia) William Casey was CIA Director during the Reagan/Bush Administration. He died 2 days before he was to testify about his and others' involvement in the Iran/Contra scandal.

Donald Aronow (Wikipedia) He was a close friend of George H. W. Bush. According to the book "George Bush, the Unauthorized Biography," there is compelling evidence to conclude that Aronow was a drug smuggler and suspected drug-money launderer. He was murdered by professional killers on February 3, 1987. In the days before his death, he made many personal calls to George H. W. Bush.Tommy Teagle, a man interviewed by author Thomas Burdick, was afraid of being murdered by Bush because he had knowledge that Aronow and Jeb Bush had been partners in cocaine trafficking.

Amiram Nir He was a former Israeli agent who was in Jerusalem with George Bush during Iran Contra. He went under the assumed name of Pat Weber. Nir was scheduled to testify to the Senate subcommittee and it was feared he would reveal the truth. He perished when his aircraft was shot down with missiles from the helicopter of a man called Gene Tatum, 25-year CIA deep cover agent.

John Tower (Wikipedia) He was appointed by the Reagan/Bush Administration to chair the bipartisan committee to investigate the Iran/Contra scandals. He directed the Tower Report and had all the Iran Contra documents that told the real story. He was killed in an airplane crash later in Georgia in 1991. Also killed was his daughter, Marian.

Paul Wellstone (Alternet) (Posted: October 28, 2002)
Paul Wellstone was the only progressive in the U.S. Senate. Mother Jones magazine once described him as, "The first 1960s radical elected to the U.S. senate." He was also the last. Since defeating incumbent Republican Rudy Boschowitz 12 years ago in a grassroots upset, Wellstone emerged as the strongest, most persistent, most articulate and most vocal Senate opponent of the Bush administration.

In a senate that is one heartbeat away from Republican control, Wellstone was more than just another Democrat. He was often the lone voice standing firm against the status-quo policies of both the Democrats and the Republicans. As such, he earned the special ire of the Bush administration and the Republican Party, who made Wellstone's defeat that party's number one priority this year.

Various White House figures made numerous recent campaign stops in Minnesota to stump for the ailing campaign of Wellstone's Republican opponent, Norm Coleman. Despite being outspent and outgunned, however, polls show that Wellstone's popularity surged after he voted to oppose the Senate resolution authorizing George Bush to wage war in Iraq. He was pulling ahead of Coleman and moving toward a victory that would both be an embarrassment to the Bush administration and to Democratic Quislings such as Hillary Clinton who voted to support "the president."

Then he died.

Wellstone now joins the ranks of other American politicians who died in small plane crashes.

From Lizzy:
The powers that be will stop at nothing to get what they want. It's time we stopped them. Let's start with impeachment.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Dennis Kucinich wins debate

I just finished watching the AFL-CIO Democratic debate on MSNBC. Obama did well, but I thought Kucinich hit it out of the park.

I know I change my mind every other day on who I support, but Kucinich consistently reflects my views. I should start putting my money where my mouth is, and truly support this man.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

The Decider is coming

It's very sad here in Minneapolis. It feels like a part of our great state has been ripped away from us, and innocent people are dead for no good reason. I haven't seen the devastation first-hand yet, but the frequent helicopters and military planes (?) flying overhead, along with news crews from all over the country, feels surreal.

King George is coming today to view the collapse. I'd like to be there when he tours the scene, but they are keeping a wide perimeter around it. I may try anyway, as I'm sure many others will.

The officials he'll speak with will be cordial, however this town is not Bush-friendly, and he should know it.

Only Pollyannas can't see politics is a part of everything

President Bush will visit the Twin Cities today. And he actually is going to get out of the plane.

By Nick Coleman, Star Tribune
Last update: August 03, 2007 – 10:11 PM

President Bush will visit the Twin Cities today. And he actually is going to get out of the plane.

But don't expect to hear him say, "Heck of a job, Pawlenty."

According to the pundits, the president's response to the disaster at our end of the Mississippi is an effort to be seen as more compassionate than he appeared in 2005, when he just looked out the window of Air Force One after the levees broke in New Orleans.

Minnesotans will welcome the president. We need presidents to be comforters, and leaders, at times such as this.

Lyndon Johnson came during the Mississippi River flooding of 1965. Bill Clinton paid a visit to Grand Forks during the Red River flood of 1997. So it is good that the president (whose wife, Laura, visited Friday) will make a personal appearance.

But let's not pretend his visit isn't all about politics, too.

Everything about this disaster -- except the heroic efforts to rescue and recover the victims -- has been steeped in politics. And the most calculated political effort has been the posturing and spinning by public officials trying to act commanding while making sure they don't get pinned with responsibility for the collapse.

Now, a president who doesn't believe that government can solve problems is coming because we have a big fat problem that is hard to ignore.

I'm sure he'll be received politely and thanked for his support. But after he leaves, we can get back to the work of finding out what happened and why.

Friday, the carillon atop City Hall was playing "Bridge Over Troubled Waters." Cringe-inducing, but apt. A bridge is down, and we are troubled.

If you think everyone should play nice about it, you are living in Pollyanna Land. We are in a bare-knuckled political brawl in this country, and the government is in the hands of government haters who want to starve it or, in the alleged belief of presidential ally Grover Norquist, want to "drown it."

You can't drown government. It is people who drown.

Friday, the Taxpayers League -- the heart of the No New Taxes beast -- called on us not to point fingers. They probably disconnected their phone and took down their sign, too.

No New Taxes is not a slogan that works anymore. Remember Michael Bilandic? He was the Democratic mayor of Chicago until he forgot to plow the streets.

Bye-bye, Bilandic.

Not point fingers?

That means don't blame the people in charge for letting 140,000 vehicles a day -- 1.7 every second --cross a bridge that wasn't fit for traffic.

No one knew it might fall? Give us a break. What do you need? They were talking about bolting plates on it to keep it up. Maybe duct tape was next.

Bottom line: It fell.

Is it political to be angry about that? So be it. Everything is politics. Politics is not a dirty word by itself. Politics builds bridges and schools and hospitals. And politics can make them fall down. Bad politics.

After Tim Pawlenty was elected governor in 2002, he made his running mate, Carol Molnau, commissioner of transportation. Tell me a better way to politicize transportation and control the spin on everything involving roads or bridges.

When Pawlenty vetoed the transportation bill in May, "Commissioner" Molnau was beside him, smiling. Dear, Minnesota. A transportation commissioner who grins while her department is being knifed is not a transportation commissioner.

Now, a bridge has fallen and people are dead. The buck has to stop somewhere. Molnau was in China when it happened. She probably kissed the Minnesota turf when she got back. Because a Chinese transportation commissioner whose bridge collapsed might lose her head.

We are lenient in Minnesota. Molnau can keep her head. She should lose her job.

So. Welcome, Mr. President. We are really hurting here. It's great you could come.

Nick Coleman •

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I was on that bridge last week

I-35W bridge collapses
Star Tribune staff

Last update: August 01, 2007 – 7:34 PM

The Interstate Hwy. 35W bridge over the Mississippi River collapsed during the evening rush hour Wednesday, dumping at least eight cars and a truck into the water and onto the land below, creating a horrific scene of damage, fire, smoke, injuries, frantic rescuers and terrified motorists.

It was not clear how many people might be hurt or killed, but witnesses said at least 20 cars were involved.

Multiple trauma victims -- some in critical condition -- have been taken to Hemmpein County Medical Center.

The crumpled green wreckage of the bridge lay on the east bank of the river, and a huge section of concrete roadway lay on the west bank. Down below in the river gorge, rescue workers scrambled to help people on the roadway that now lay in the gorge. Fires burned and black smoke rose billowed the wreckage.

Workers have been repairing the 40-year-old bridge’s surface as part of improvements along that stretch of the interstate.

Rescue workers were helping some people from cars in the river onto land.

People at the scene said the entire bridge collapsed, leaving part of the roadway submerged and part above water.

A number of people were walking around on the roadway that was not submerged.

Ramon Houge of St. Paul, was on his way home from work at Wells Fargo and was driving on the bridge when heard a rumbling noise, saw the ground collapse and cars go down. He said cars backed up as best they could and he parked in a construction zone and was finally able to turn around and drive off the bridge. “It didn’t seem like it was real,” he said. Traffic was bumper to bumper and hundreds of people would have been involved, he said, adding that he saw kids on a bus with blood on their faces.

Sarah Fahnhorst, who lives in an apartment a block away from the bridge, heard a huge thud and then “the entire building shook. It shook the ground.”

Emergency calls began flooding into Minneapolis' 911 center about people and cars dumped into the Mississippi River.

"Everybody's pretty much saying the same thing: That there's some people in the water" said Tashia Brown, a 911 operator.

She said one 911 caller said she could see the construction workers using a jackhammers when the bridge collapsed close to her car. "She saw it and she said she just gunned it and just made it out of there," Brown said.

Minneapolis police and fire, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, the Minnesota State Patrol and other agencies were responding.

Some callers were requesting ambulances, others said they had slight injuries but didn't know how to get off the bridge.

Amidst the rescue efforts, the Minnesota State Patrol said at 7 p.m. that the cause of the bridge collapse remained undetermined.

Traffic was being stopped at University Avenue from the North and Washington Avenue from the South.

The State Patrol was setting up a command post.

The arched bridge, which was built in 1967, rises about 64 feet above the river.

The collapse occurred at the end of rush hour, when cars were bumper to bumper in traffic, many trying to get to the Twins game, which was scheduled to be begin at 7:10 p.m. at the nearby Metrodome.

Area law enforcement, including the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, had launched at least three boats to help with the rescues.

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