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Pdamerica org

West Sayville, NY

#160523 Jun 20, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
Still, it is not a crime for a politician to lie! Now, what was Libby tried for? Lying to a law enforcement officer who was investigating a crime which is the same as ..... perjury!!!
When a law enforcement officer asks you a question you can tell the truth, lie to him (a crime) or plead the 5th! Libby could have plead the 5th and he never would have been tried.
Oh, you do know Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson sued Libby, don't you? What happened to that lawsuit?
You do know that Linda Tripped sued DoD, don't you? And what happened there?!?
Libby was found guilty of Obstruction of Justice and lying to cover up the crimes by Bush and Cheney.

The elites almost never go to prison.

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Bush Republicans Planned Invading Iraq In 1998
Dear Mr. President: William J. Clinton
http://tinyurl.com/7ots / January 26, 1998
We are writing you because we are convinced that current American policy toward Iraq is not succeeding, and that we may soon face a threat in the Middle East more serious than any we have known since the end of the Cold War. In your upcoming State of the Union Address, you have an opportunity to chart a clear and determined course for meeting this threat. We urge you to seize that opportunity, and to enunciate a new strategy that would secure the interests of the U.S. and our friends and allies around the world. That strategy should aim, above all, at the removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime from power. We stand ready to offer our full support in this difficult but necessary endeavor.
We urge you to articulate this aim, and to turn your Administration's attention to implementing a strategy for removing Saddam's regime from power. This will require a full complement of diplomatic, political and military efforts. Although we are fully aware of the dangers and difficulties in implementing this policy, we believe the dangers of failing to do so are far greater. We believe the U.S. has the authority under existing UN resolutions to take the necessary steps, including military steps, to protect our vital interests in the Gulf. In any case, American policy cannot continue to be crippled by a misguided insistence on unanimity in the UN Security Council.
We urge you to act decisively. If you act now to end the threat of weapons of mass destruction against the U.S. or its allies, you will be acting in the most fundamental national security interests of the country. If we accept a course of weakness and drift, we put our interests and our future at risk.
Sincerely, Elliott Abrams / Richard L. Armitage / William J. Bennett / Jeffrey Bergner

John Bolton / Paula Dobriansky / Francis Fukuyama / Robert Kagan / Zalmay Challises

William Kristol / Richard Perle / Peter W. Rodman / Donald Rumsfeld / William Schneider,

Vin Weber / Paul Wolfowitz / R. James Woolsey / Robert B. Zoellick
http://www.newamericancentury.org/iraqclinton...
Pdamerica org

West Sayville, NY

#160524 Jun 20, 2013
Scooter Libby Took The Blame To Cover Bush, Cheney, Rove And The Leo Strauss Agenda: The Jig Is Up !
June 3, 1997 / http://tinyurl.com/6c3l
American foreign and defense policy is adrift. Conservatives have criticized the incoherent policies of the Clinton Administration. They have also resisted isolationist impulses from within their own ranks. But conservatives have not confidently advanced a strategic vision of America's role in the world. They have not set forth guiding principles for American foreign policy. They have allowed differences over tactics to obscure potential agreement on strategic objectives. And they have not fought for a defense budget that would maintain American security and advance American interests in the new century.
We aim to change this. We aim to make the case and rally support for American global leadership.

Elliott Abrams- Gary Bauer- William J. Bennett -Jeb Bush

Dick Cheney -Eliot A. Cohen- Midge Decter- Paula Dobriansky -Steve Forbes

Aaron Friedberg -Francis Fukuyama -Frank Gaffney -Fred C. Ikle

Donald Kagan- Zalmay Khalilzad -I. Lewis Libby -Norman Podhoretz

Dan Quayle -Peter W. Rodman -Stephen P. Rosen -Henry S. Rowen

Donald Rumsfeld -Vin Weber -George Weigel -Paul Wolfowitz

http://www.newamericancentury.org/statementof...

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A Clean Break:
A New Strategy for Securing the Realm
http://tinyurl.com/pphjz
Following is a report prepared by The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies’ "Study Group on a New Israeli Strategy Toward 2000." The main substantive ideas in this paper emerge from a discussion in which prominent opinion makers, including Richard Perle, James Colbert, Charles Fairbanks, Jr., Douglas Feith, Robert Loewenberg, David Wurmser, and Meyrav Wurmser participated. The report, entitled "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm," is the framework for a series of follow-up reports on strategy.
http://www.iasps.org/strat1.htm
Pdamerica org

West Sayville, NY

#160525 Jun 20, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Justice LRS wrote:
You just can't make this kind of stuff up!
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/19/columbia... text>
Yea, we ought to solve our prison overcrowding the same way they do in Muslim countries. They are no gays in Iran!
Inside the United States of America, the prison business is highly profitable.

America has the highest prison population in the world.

Follow The Money and it almost always leads you to the truth.
Ellen1

Arlington, MA

#160526 Jun 20, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, my BC does not have a "raised" seal either. It has a "multi-colored" seal. But it is clearly visible which Obama's is not.
And at no time has the State of Hawaii verified that either jpg image Obama has posted on the internet is a copy of THEIR document. All they have said is that the "information is correct" and that is not the same thing.
Re: YOUR birth certificate having a colored seal.

Answer: So? Different states have different birth certificates.

Re: "All they have said is that the "information is correct" and that is not the same thing."

Answer: They have repeatedly stated that ALL the facts are exactly the same. If the facts are the same who cares whether the image correctly depicted the security paper or the type? Maybe PDF changes the image (in fact, it often enhances), but so long as all the facts are the same, and all the facts are the same, that is all that matters.

BTW:

For Obama to have been born in a foreign country:

(1) Obama’s relatives would have had to have been rich enough (and they weren’t. In 1961 Obama’s grandfather was a furniture salesman, and his grandmother was a low-level employee in a bank, and his father went from Kenya to Hawaii on a free flight) and dumb enough to send their daughter at high risk of stillbirth to a foreign country to give birth—-—despite there being fine hospitals in Hawaii;

(2) Obama’s mother would have had to have traveled overseas ALONE (since WND has proven with a FOI Act request that Obama senior stayed in Hawaii throughout 1961) and somehow got Obama back to the USA without getting him entered on her US passport or getting a visa for him (which would have had to have been applied for in a US consulate in that country and the records would still exist);

(3) got the officials in Hawaii to record his birth in Hawaii despite (as birthers claim) his being born in another country and somehow got the teacher who wrote home to her father, named Stanley, about the birth in Hawaii of a child to a woman named Stanley to lie (and since the woman’s father’s name really was Stanley, she would have had to have found one of the very few women with fathers of that name to do it).

If you sincerely believe that Obama could have been born in a foreign country, then you could answer all three points. For Obama to have been born in a foreign country, all three would have had to have happened.

So, the question is, what are the chances that all three happened?
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#160527 Jun 20, 2013
Ellen's post sure didn't last long!

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#160529 Jun 20, 2013
Serious first, then fun
It's time to kick back, relax and inject a little fun into your day courtesy of Firefox. But before we get to that, we have to take care of two pieces of serious business. Then it's on to the fun. We promise.

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Mozilla tells NSA to StopWatching.Us
Recently, the media reported that the US government is asking for vast amounts of data from Internet and phone companies via top-secret surveillance programs. In response, Mozilla launched StopWatching.Us — a campaign sponsored by a broad coalition of organizations calling on citizens and organizations from around the world to demand a full accounting of the extent to which our online data, communications and interactions are being monitored.

Read about how Mozilla is again taking a stand for our users and what's at stake, and what you can do right now to make your voice heard.

Shelia R Fackler

Ghaziabad, India

#160531 Jun 20, 2013
like Susan implied I'm amazed that a student able to profit $7346 in four weeks on the internet. did you look at this web page w­w­w.K­E­P­2.c­o­m

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#160532 Jun 20, 2013
Pdamerica org wrote:
<quoted text>
Inside the United States of America, the prison business is highly profitable.
America has the highest prison population in the world.
Follow The Money and it almost always leads you to the truth.
And that is because we don't execute enough of them. Just look at the Reno Brothers gang who committed the world's first train robber!!!

Reno Gang
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Reno Brothers Gang, also known as the Reno Gang and The Jackson Thieves, were a group of criminals that operated in the Midwestern United States during and just after the American Civil War. Though short-lived, they carried out the first three peacetime train robberies in U.S. history. Most of the stolen money was never recovered.

The gang was broken with the lynchings of ten of its members by vigilante mobs in 1868. The murders created an international diplomatic incident with Canada and Great Britain, a general public uproar, and international newspaper coverage. No one was ever identified or prosecuted for the lynchings.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#160534 Jun 20, 2013
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American Lady

Danville, KY

#160536 Jun 20, 2013
Teaching SESSION ... over

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#160537 Jun 20, 2013
Pdamerica org wrote:
<quoted text>
Libby was found guilty of Obstruction of Justice and lying to cover up the crimes by Bush and Cheney.
The elites almost never go to prison.
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Bush Republicans Planned Invading Iraq In 1998
Dear Mr. President: William J. Clinton
http://tinyurl.com/7ots / January 26, 1998
We are writing you because we are convinced that current American policy toward Iraq is not succeeding, and that we may soon face a threat in the Middle East more serious than any we have known since the end of the Cold War. In your upcoming State of the Union Address, you have an opportunity to chart a clear and determined course for meeting this threat. We urge you to seize that opportunity, and to enunciate a new strategy that would secure the interests of the U.S. and our friends and allies around the world. That strategy should aim, above all, at the removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime from power. We stand ready to offer our full support in this difficult but necessary endeavor.
We urge you to articulate this aim, and to turn your Administration's attention to implementing a strategy for removing Saddam's regime from power. This will require a full complement of diplomatic, political and military efforts. Although we are fully aware of the dangers and difficulties in implementing this policy, we believe the dangers of failing to do so are far greater. We believe the U.S. has the authority under existing UN resolutions to take the necessary steps, including military steps, to protect our vital interests in the Gulf. In any case, American policy cannot continue to be crippled by a misguided insistence on unanimity in the UN Security Council.
We urge you to act decisively. If you act now to end the threat of weapons of mass destruction against the U.S. or its allies, you will be acting in the most fundamental national security interests of the country. If we accept a course of weakness and drift, we put our interests and our future at risk.
Sincerely, Elliott Abrams / Richard L. Armitage / William J. Bennett / Jeffrey Bergner
John Bolton / Paula Dobriansky / Francis Fukuyama / Robert Kagan / Zalmay Challises
William Kristol / Richard Perle / Peter W. Rodman / Donald Rumsfeld / William Schneider,
Vin Weber / Paul Wolfowitz / R. James Woolsey / Robert B. Zoellick
http://www.newamericancentury.org/iraqclinton...
Okay, what crimes did Bush and Cheney make? Why did Obama not investigate these said crimes?
And exactly what crime was Libby convicted of anyway?

From Wiki: Libby was indicted on five counts relating to the Plame affair: Two counts of perjury, two counts of making false statements to federal investigators, and one count of obstruction of justice.

Oh, what happened to Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson's lawsuit against Scooter Libby?

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#160538 Jun 20, 2013
If relying on the Attorney General, when a Republican is president, is not good, why is it okay when the AG (Holder) Democrat is president (Obama). And in the case of Scooter Libby, the AG was not suspect in any improprieties while Holder is up to his eyeballs in sht!?!

He said: "Everyone is accountable, and if you work in the White House, and if it's perceived that somehow (you're) linked at the hip, the American public would have serious questions about the fairness of any investigation of a high-level official conducted by the attorney general."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooter_Libby

“Now do whats right!”

Since: Jan 09

Doolittle, Mo.

#160540 Jun 20, 2013
WelbyMD wrote:
<quoted text>JESUS CHRIST is Lord of all forever.
Kenyan-born illegal-alien bisexual son-of-a-pornstar Obama is the Antichrist.
100% Italian & Jesuit Pope Francis is the False Prophet.
Same-sex Marriage is the abomination of desolation.
Next comes World War Three, Rapture & Tribulation.
You call another's mother a porn star, and believe you will be ready for the "rapture and triblation"?

My opinion, one so filled with hate as you will "be looking around wondering where everyone else is at". A hateful person in heaven, I think not!
Pdamerica org

West Sayville, NY

#160541 Jun 20, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, what crimes did Bush and Cheney make? Why did Obama not investigate these said crimes?
And exactly what crime was Libby convicted of anyway?
From Wiki: Libby was indicted on five counts relating to the Plame affair: Two counts of perjury, two counts of making false statements to federal investigators, and one count of obstruction of justice.
Oh, what happened to Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson's lawsuit against Scooter Libby?
You really don't know how Washington DC works, do you?

Bush and Cheney are guilty of treason for outing a covert CIA agent and lying about WMD in Iraq.

That was the straw that broke the camels back.

A multitude of CIA, Generals, Admirals, all came out publicly against traitor Bush and traitor Cheney.

Why did Ford pardon Nixon?

Why did the prostitutes in Congress give Ollie North immunity?

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These top military Generals , Admirals, CIA, FBI, NSA, agents are not an insignificant number against all Neo-Con Republicans!

Only Liars Like Limbaugh, Bush and Cheney Despise Truth Tellers:
General Gordon R. Sullivan, USA (Ret.) Admiral Frank “Skip” Bowman, USN (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Lawrence P. Farrell Jr., USAF (Ret.) Vice Admiral Paul G. Gaffney II, USN (Ret.) General Paul J. Kern, USA (Ret.) Admiral T. Joseph Lopez, USN (Ret.)

Admiral Donald L.“Don” Pilling, USN (Ret.) Admiral Joseph W. Prueher, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Richard H. Truly, USN (Ret.) General Charles F.“Chuck” Wald, USAF (Ret.) General Anthony C.“Tony” Zinni, USMC

(Ret ) General John Batiste General William E. Odom Lt. General GREGORY NEWBOLD General Eric Shinseki General Paul Eaton GENERAL JOSEPH P. HOAR

Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute General Brent Scowcroft

General Barry McCaffrey Admiral Tommy Fargo General Wesley K. Clark

Maj. Gen. Charles Swannack Maj. Gen. John Riggs Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper

Colonel Sam Gardiner Colonel Ann Wright Colonel David Hackworth

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski Colonel Lawrence B. Wilkerson Marine Major Scott Ritter

Paul R Pillar CIA Larry C. Johnson CIA Tyler Drumheller CIA Michael Scheuer CIA

Ray McGovern CIA Russell Tice NSA, Sibel Edmonds FBI, Valerie Plame CIA.

General Batiste: "Protect America, Not George Bush"


Major General John R.S. Batiste at the DPC Hearing
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

"Real" - VoteVets.org TV Ad Responding to Rush Limbaugh
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Major General John Batiste (ret) Talks to Keith Olbermann
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#160542 Jun 20, 2013
Would someone remind the Kenyan that the U.S. does not negotiate with terrorists.
Pdamerica org

West Sayville, NY

#160544 Jun 20, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, what crimes did Bush and Cheney make? Why did Obama not investigate these said crimes?
And exactly what crime was Libby convicted of anyway?
From Wiki: Libby was indicted on five counts relating to the Plame affair: Two counts of perjury, two counts of making false statements to federal investigators, and one count of obstruction of justice.
Oh, what happened to Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson's lawsuit against Scooter Libby?
Ex-CIA Official Paul Pillar Faults Use of Data on Iraq
Intelligence 'Misused' to Justify War, He Says
February 10, 2006 / http://tinyurl.com/azl6w

The former CIA official who coordinated U.S. intelligence on the Middle East until last year has accused the Bush administration of "cherry-picking" intelligence on Iraq to justify a decision it had already reached to go to war, and of ignoring warnings that the country could easily fall into violence and chaos after an invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein.

Paul R Pillar's critique is one of the most severe indictments of White House actions by a former Bush official since Richard C. Clarke, a former National Security Council staff member, went public with his criticism of the administration's handling of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and its failure to deal with the terrorist threat beforehand.

It is also the first time that such a senior intelligence officer has so directly and publicly condemned the administration's handling of intelligence.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...

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1948 Smith-Mundt Act The 1948 Smith-Mundt Act prohibited the domestic dissemination of United States government propaganda. The reasoning behind Smith-Mundt was that Congress wanted to be certain that a United States government agency could not brainwash our own citizens as Hitler had done in Germany.

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A Spy Speaks Out
Former Top CIA Official Tyler Drumheller On "Faulty" Intelligence Claims /
http://tinyurl.com/rle4x / April 23, 2006

"The policy was set. The war in Iraq was coming and they were looking for intelligence to fit into the policy."

Tyler Drumheller CIA Ret.

(CBS) When no weapons of mass destruction surfaced in Iraq, President Bush insisted that all those WMD claims before the war were the result of faulty intelligence. But a former top CIA official, Tyler Drumheller — a 26-year veteran of the agency — has decided to do something CIA officials at his level almost never do: Speak out.

He tells correspondent Ed Bradley the real failure was not in the intelligence community but in the White House. He says he saw how the Bush administration, time and again, welcomed intelligence that fit the president's determination to go to war and turned a blind eye to intelligence that did not.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/04/21/60m...

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Was Ending CIA Osama Unit A Mistake?
First Head Of Unit Tells CBS News Closing Was 'Questionable'
Michael Scheuer CIA Retired / July 5, 2006 http://tinyurl.com/f4bdu

(CBS/AP) The first head of the Central Intelligence Agency's Osama bin Laden-hunting unit tells CBS News that closing the unit was "a mistake" and "a questionable decision."

"Bin laden remains the single most important threat to the United States, and there's no way around that fact," Michael Scheuer a CBS News terrorism analyst said on The Early Show.
It was reported by the New York Times Tuesday that the CIA has closed the unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants.
Scheuer said bin Laden is unquestionably a threat to the United States.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/05/ter...
Pdamerica org

West Sayville, NY

#160545 Jun 20, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
And that is because we don't execute enough of them. Just look at the Reno Brothers gang who committed the world's first train robber!!!
Reno Gang
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Reno Brothers Gang, also known as the Reno Gang and The Jackson Thieves, were a group of criminals that operated in the Midwestern United States during and just after the American Civil War. Though short-lived, they carried out the first three peacetime train robberies in U.S. history. Most of the stolen money was never recovered.
The gang was broken with the lynchings of ten of its members by vigilante mobs in 1868. The murders created an international diplomatic incident with Canada and Great Britain, a general public uproar, and international newspaper coverage. No one was ever identified or prosecuted for the lynchings.
Death penalty has Nothing to do with it.

The American Prison Complex is extremely profitable.

Same is true of the Pentagon.

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Why We Fight
http://tinyurl.com/bn73v
http://www.sonyclassics.com/whywefight/main.h...

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it. The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Pdamerica org

West Sayville, NY

#160547 Jun 20, 2013
Excerpts from "Jawbreaker" by CIA Ret. Gary Berntsen
Evidence the war on terror is a lie from former CIA Station Chief
http://tinyurl.com/6a7s34 / July 23, 2008
Jawbreaker II was the name of the 2001 operation to destroy al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Below are excerpts from this book which I found most enlightening. I made it easy for you; you don’t have to read the whole book.

Mr. Berntsen was the CIA station chief in East Afghanistan in 2001 and is an impeccable source. I believe these excerpts are some of the strongest evidence we have for the idea that the war on terror is a lie. Berntsen asks why he wasn’t given the resources to destroy al Qaeda and bin Laden. Why was Berntsen relieved in the middle of operations at Tora Bora? I believe the answers to these questions are simple and grotesque. If we had destroyed al-Qaeda in December 2001, the war on terror would have come to a premature end. There would have been no further rationalization for the occupation of Afghanistan, the occupation of Iraq, or an attack on Iran. No further rationalization for the real goal – empire. The war on terror is merely cover for imperial war.

These ideas are painful for people, but they’re the truth we must force them to confront if we’re to reverse our aggression and preempt further aggression.
Questions:
Why did we allow al Qaeda and bin Laden to escape Tora Bora?
Why have we not destroyed them in the last six years?
Why are we still occupying Afghanistan?
Why did we attack Iraq that had no connection to al-Qaeda or international terror?
Why was the occupation of Iraq so utterly incompetent?
Why did the Pentagon recently sign ten year contracts to provide support services in Iraq?
Why did the Administration want the “status of forces agreement” to allow American troops to stay in Iraq indefinitely?
Why is the Administration lobbying for an attack on Iran?
Answer:
The Big Truth: The “war on terror” is a lie, only justice in American foreign policy will end terror. Corrupt dollar politics have led to corrupt dollar diplomacy and unjust war. America is now a corrupt, aggressor nation fighting a “war for empire” in a gross contravention of American ideals. God bless America and Iran; God damn the empire.
http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/diarypage.ph...

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Pdamerica org

West Sayville, NY

#160549 Jun 20, 2013
Step by step, what America has done wrong since 9/11
By Haviland Smith CIA Ret./ September 22, 2011 / http://tinyurl.com/a979bys
In some key ways, Osama bin Laden got his wish. America’s response to 9/11 has ravaged the economy, undermined civil and individual liberties – and has left us just as vulnerable as ever. Someone says “terrorist threat” and we jump. Through it all, the people and their elected representatives have hardly murmured.

It would be absolutely fascinating and probably terrifying to know even roughly what amount of money and resources it took for this country to prepare for the tenth anniversary of 9/11. We could start with New York City expenditures.

Unfortunately, although there has been vast media coverage of the massive security measures undertaken for 9/11, no one seems to be looking at it in terms of the extent of vulnerability in which these kneejerk measures leave us and the further economic drain that they place on our economy.

When Osama bin Laden first got geared up on his quest to bring down the United States, he said very clearly that one of his goals was to bankrupt us. Of course, what he meant was that he planned to create the conditions which would bring us to bankrupt ourselves.

It is critical to remember here that terrorism is not designed to overwhelm. It is designed to undermine. In that context, whatever it does to cause or initiate anxiety in targeted populations and governments, it relies on the reaction of those populations and governments equally as much to achieve its final goals. And America has reacted in ways that have haunted us and will continue to haunt us for decades. Unfortunately, Bin Laden could not have wished for more.
http://www.niemanwatchdog.org/index.cfm...

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Pdamerica org

West Sayville, NY

#160550 Jun 20, 2013
The “new” Arab world through the Marx Brothers’ eyes
February 28, 2011/ by Michael Scheuer CIA Ret./ http://tinyurl.com/6jvcpk3

–1.) Security in Iraq continues to deteriorate, with one of the country’s biggest oil production facilities being shut down by an attack.

–2.) The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan is still losing, and reports are multiplying that General Petraeus is seeking a new job before the house of cards he and his counter-insurgency experts built collapses.

–3.) The Yemeni regime — deemed a “key ally” by the Obama administration — appears to be losing what little control it had of the country.

–4.) Mubarak’s regime, which, whatever you think of it, was the strongest and most reliable ally of Washington and Israel in the region has been destroyed, and the transition from Mubarak to a military dictatorship is being billed as the “birth of democracy.”

–5.) Much of Libya’s oil production is shut down and domestic gasoline prices in the U.S. are headed for economic-growth killing $4.00 or more per gallon.

–6.) President Obama and his fellow NATO and UN interventionists are discussing Libya with “all options” on the table, presumably including neo-colonial combat forces if Qahdafi’s resolve to survive continues to harden and his forces make gains.

–7.) Al-Qaeda is irrelevant and history has passed it by, even as its two main goals are on they way to being met — the destruction of the Arab tyrannies and and the fatal weakening of Israel’s security — and its third goal is reaching fruition as President Obama presides over the retreat of U.S. forces from Afghanistan and Iraq with none of Washington’s pre-war goals accomplished.

–8.) Egypt’s long-closed border with Gaza is being opened, and Israel’s air force is merrily bombing the Gazans.

–9.) A bin-Laden inspired, Saudi student was arrested in Texas last week — without the usual FBI “sting”— for planning attacks on the U.S. energy sector. His motivation: Washington’s intervention in the Muslim world.(NB: There are now thirty-thousand Saudi students in the United States on easy-for-Saudis-to-get student visas.)

–10.) Up to 40,000 convicted Islamist militants, insurgents, theorists, and terrorists have been released from Mubarak’s prisons. Unknown numbers also have been released in Tunisia and Libya.
http://non-intervention.com/846/the-new-arab-...

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The Betrayal of Valerie Plame
By Larry C. Johnson CIA Ret. February 7, 2007 http://tinyurl.com/afwlp
A judge's rulings make it clear that Scooter Libby did lie to the grand jury, and that, yes, Valerie Plame was an undercover agent protected by federal law.

Valerie Plame was a covert intelligence officer covered by the Intelligence Officer's Identity Protection Act, and Lewis "Scooter" Libby lied to the grand jury. These two truths emerge from the opinion written by Judge Tatel, of the U.S. Court of Appeals, and released in February 2005. Thanks to a FOIA request by the Wall Street Journal we now have a more complete record, although key parts of his decision are still blacked out. Perhaps most of the media will now realize that they have been fed a pack of lies by the likes of Ken Mehlman, Victoria Toensing, Cliff May and others.

Tatel's opinion also is relevant to the current furor over "domestic spying" and whether reporters will have any ability to protect their sources. It certainly appears that Tatel would uphold the right of the reporters to protect sources who told them about illegal spying. Tatel's concludes his opinion that Judy Miller and Matt Cooper had to testify before the grand jury with the following:
http://www.alternet.org/story/31881/

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