August 13, 2006
Finding Center Amidst 24 Liquid Bombs in London & the Miami 7
For the past month, Israel has been bombarding Lebanon with all the weaponry it can get out of the Bush administration. The New York Times reports, even as of a few days ago, that Israel wants the US to “speed delivery of short-range antipersonnel rockets armed with cluster munitions.”
A single cluster bomb rocket is designed to scatter hundreds of grenade-like bombs that explode over a wide area. The main objection to these is that some of the individual bombs do not immediately explode, and many civilians are killed when they inadvertently detonate the small grenade-like bomb later.
The cluster bomb, to be used as Israel says, against Hezbollah rocket sites, would include the civilian targets such as the schoolyards, mosques, and even UN facilities that Israel accuses Hezbollah of using to fire their Kartousha rockets at Israel.
Thank the millions of people around the world who urged diplomats to seek other solutions to the differences between Israel and Hezbollah, differences which are great indeed. For we are told that there is a cease-fire agreement to begin tomorrow.
These cluster bomb rockets the U.S. is selling to Israel were subsidized with U.S. taxpayers’ money. In case you are not yet aware, the present political power in the U.S. does not subsidize education or health care for its citizens, calling that “big government."
Instead, it subsidizes huge corporate businesses with government contracts, and makes sure that circumstances are instigated and carried out to allow that those same corporations have the opportunity to have the right product to fulfill the need created.
Therefore we have planned premeditated wars, i.e., against terror, that fills the corporate coffers owned and run by the very leaders and members of the present U.S. Administration in a program President Bush hails as "the Haves, and the Have Mores."
That scenario in itself, is reason enough for anyone to realize that America is a broker for terror.
So how do we handle all this terror that is constantly tossed at us by politicians via the media, especially when there are still grave questions around the origin of the September 2001 attack on the Twin Towers?
Recently, a report by the Washington Post titled “9/11 Panel Suspected Deception by Pentagon.” states that:
“Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public . . .”,
and that: “Suspicion of wrongdoing ran so deep that the 10-member commission, in a secret meeting at the end of its tenure in summer 2004, debated referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation . . .”
"We to this day don't know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us," said Thomas H. Kean, the former New Jersey Republican governor who led the commission. "It was just so far from the truth . . . . It's one of those loose ends that never got tied."
The report goes on to say that, “In fact, the commission reported a year later, audiotapes from NORAD's Northeast headquarters and other evidence showed clearly that the military never had any of the hijacked airliners in its sights and at one point chased a phantom aircraft -- American Airlines Flight 11 -- long after it had crashed into the World Trade Center.”
Add this information to the evidence brought forth by the panel of scholars in the “Forum: September 11th Terrorist Attacks”, a C-Span conference aired this past week, and any reasonable thinking person must step back and ask, “What is really the truth about terror?” “Who is behind the war on terror, and “Who benefits from it?”
To find some of these answers, one only needs to look at who is doing the speaking, how hard the agenda of the war on terror is being pushed in front of our noses, and check which companies are on the take before the destruction of a country, during its destruction, and then who is paid to clean-up afterward, i.e. Iraq.
Aren’t we so lucky, here in the U.S., to have all that expertise wrapped up in taxpayer subsidized corporate structures such as Halliburton and companies inside the Carlyle group, which is one of the biggest American investors of the defense industry?
And aren’t we so fortunate to have such powerful connections to Halliburton in the person of our very own VP Uncle Dick . . . ooops . . . or is it uncle Sammy? Perhaps even more fortunate for us, we also have the President and his most famous family highly involved both financially and personally with the Carlyle group as are the famous monarch sheikhs of the United Arab Emerites and the family of Osama bin Laden.
What was the President doing on September 11, 2001? Well, we all saw him in that second grade classroom . . . looking as blank as an empty script page. What else could explain the actions that he never took that day, but that he continued to stay inside the classroom and DO NOTHING to PROTECT THIS COUNTRY!
No military planes were launched to intercept any of the airlines that were all off-course, with highjacked signals to air traffic controllers engaged. The Administration and NORAD stood down that day, and either left this country unprotected or knew exactly what was happening and how many scenarios it would take before the entire plan was carried out.
If the latter is true, this is the most treasonous event in all of history.
No wonder it seems so unbelievable, and why it has taken so long for documentation to come forth with the points to back up what some, including myself, have ‘known’ all along — that there is surely something rotten in Denmark.
If you want to get a handle on terror and all its global connections, here is a site that has free downloads of documented videos that are well researched . . . although I must say that if you still believe that President Roosevelt did not know about the Japanese plans to attack Pearl Harbor long enough before, to alert his Pacific Commanders to get their ships out of the harbor and take the offensive, then you may not wish to view these videos.
The one I recommend is “Terror Storm”, an hour plus, free download that examines September 11th, the Iraq War, the 7/7 Bombings in London, and the coming invasion of Iran revealing connections between seemingly separate events. Some of these connections have been already pointed out by GemFireAir in previous posts, especially in the archived Update: The Dubai Deal.
And coming to the fore is none other than CNN’s Lou Dobbs, my own personal choice for “Karl the Woodman’s Son” Award, but in this case, rather than armed with an axe, Lou Dobbs courageously arms himself and us with the truth. See 'Little Red Riding Hood' Goes to Washington and Meets The Dubai Deal.
This past week, in his August 11, 2006 CNN report, Dobbs takes an in depth look at the 9/11 Commission and features the “shocking new book”, “Without Precedent” by 9/11 co-chairmen, Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton.
Dobbs says the book “points to a picture of ineptitude, confusion, and perhaps, deception”, quoting that the “FAA and NORAD officials advanced an account of 9/11 that was untrue.”
The military’s original timeline of United flight #93 said that the FAA had notified NORAD of a highjacked plane at 9:16 am, forty-seven minutes before the plane crashed in Pennsylvania. But in fact, “the military found out three minutes after the crash.”
Although the book stops short of calling these inaccuracies ‘lies’, Kean and Hamilton say that among other things, the inaccuracies have “damaged the credibility of this government.”
Dobbs reports that a Pentagon Audit, declassified in May ’05, says the “DOD might not be able to sufficiently capture and report on actions taken in response to a future significant air event.”
In addition, the same audit states that the “DOD did not accurately report to the 9/11 Commission the response to the September 11, 2001 highjackings.”
Dobbs remarks, “This government doesn’t deserve much credibility, does it? In point of fact, if all of the after-action reports are untrue . . . that’s a lie, because they are asserted as the truth by people who knew better, or should have.”
Yes sir, Mr. Dobbs, I detect excellent instincts at work here . . . and you my man . . . get the Woodsman Award for slaying the wolf! In this instance at least, naming him must come first, and you have done so.The drama and trauma winds and winds around until we get caught up in it and sooner or later begin to believe that it is true — and we stop questioning the source.
During this week, several things have spoken to me specifically. One of these is the information about the alleged terror plot targeting outgoing London flights to the U.S.
Departure halls were jammed and scores of flights to and from London were canceled. Travelers with babies were forced to taste their baby food before boarding, and liquids of all assortments were dumped out in airport containers, with hair sprays, tooth paste, makeup and whatever else travels in a tube being trashed in airports all over the UK and U.S.
Today, it is being reported that there is deep skepticism by the British people that highlights an endemic lack of trust in the intelligence and security services, and in particular the belief that British ministers are willing to misrepresent intelligence in order to achieve political aims.
The following are randomly collected remarks made by officials that are being reported all over the media.
Observe the inconsistencies, the inflammatory statements designed to inflate the position of law enforcement and instill further trust by citizens, the different numbers of named and unnamed players, and the many government officials included.
* London police's Deputy Commissioner Paul Stephenson described their goal as "mass murder on an unimaginable scale."
* "The plan was to have multiple suicide bombings on aircraft, essentially at the same time," said U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.
* A U.S. intelligence official said the planned bombings were just days away, with a dry run planned first: "They were a couple of days from a test, and a few days from doing it."
* Chertoff said the plot was in the final stages of planning.
* A U.S. intelligence official said the plotters planned to target about 10 planes and they planned to smuggle bombs on aircraft disguised as drinks.
* President Bush said the plan was a stark reminder his country was at "war with Islamic fascists."
* The men who were arrested did not have plane tickets, the officials said, but they were in the process of perusing the Internet to find flights to various cities that had similar departure times.
* Two of the suspects recently traveled to Pakistan and later received money wired from there, senior U.S. government sources said.
* A senior congressional source said it is believed the plotters planned to mix a British sports drink with a gel-like substance to make a potent explosive that could be ignited with an MP3 player or cell phone.
* While other arrests were possible, British Home Secretary John Reid said, "Police are confident that the main players are accounted for."
* As many as 50 people were involved in the plot, an internal Department of Homeland Security document said.
* We have been told that the UK has arrested 24 in the plane plot.
* Indications are that at least 21 of those arrested are British citizens and some were of Pakistani ethnicity, a senior U.S. intelligence official said.
* The plot was "as sophisticated as any we have seen in recent years as far as terrorism is concerned," Chertoff said.
* An undercover British agent infiltrated the group, giving the authorities intelligence on the alleged plan, several U.S. government officials said.
* Douglas Laird, a leading US security expert, said: "I'm surprised (al Qaeda has) waited that long to try this, when the current system still has no way to detect such liquid explosives."
One can only wonder about why if it is so easy to use liquid explosives it hasn’t been successfully done before this, given that there is no security detection in place — not even one plane since the unsuccessful 1994 Phillipine airline attempt with liquid explosives.
We can only await to hear the detailed reports of how sophisticated this operations was and would have to be if they were coordinating as many as 10 planes, and working with very volatile substances.
This past week, in my search to stay centered within the midst of terror, two things showed up that fit the bill for me — one was Eric Francis’s article on: The Unbearable Tension of Water, and a video from Comedy Central.
The article from PlanetWaves relates the present political situations with the astrological alignments that are in full swing now. If you cannot 'understand' all the astrological talk — which in this case is also very readable, skimming it to get the gist will still be helpful. The way that the astrological information is woven into the political situation is very clearly managed and communicated . . . there is plenty here to help see us through the month, and Eric’s explanations help to open up a greater picture.
Eric also has an extensive article, “Liquid Moon” on the event in London with a corresponding chart, that also includes info on the ailing Fidel Castro.
The video: “The plot to blow up the Sears Tower” comes from of all places . . . Comedy Central. Now there’s nothing funny about being scared out of your wits, and I for one do not poke fun at anyone who is scared.
What I have learned though is to observe and explore my fear, to discover what is the source, and get familiar with what causes my fear — because until I do, fear pushes all my buttons and pulls all my strings.
Fear can serve us in many ways. Mostly, when we have finally had enough of it. When we realize that it is time to get angry we find that anger can lead to empowerment.
Not enough Americans are angry yet!
This Comedy Central video takes a story that had thousands to millions of Americans scared witless by an alleged plot of the now famous Miami Seven. The video uses regular news footage that features Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez answering questions about these mass murderers and terrorists.
It puts things into a perspective that is reality-based not fear-based, and adds a bit of humor which also leads us to see the absurdity of the government stance and accounts of what constitutes terror; like statements from Mr. Gonzales, that would have us believe that seven men planned to “wage a full ground war against the U.S.” But when asked by reporters if any of the seven had contacts with Al Queda, Gonzales said, “The answer to that is, ‘No’.”
My friends, and that includes you who are entirely skeptical of the feasibility of what I have put forth here. I do not ask that you believe what I say, but why not also direct that same skepticism on the government that no longer serves you, the government that has lost its credibility?
You and I must discover the truth for ourselves, not allow anyone who says they love us and want to protect us to monitor and censor the information they feed us; especially when that same someone has publicly lied over and over again to the American people.
That said, I bid you all a good week.
Be gentle with yourself, and love each other.