Thursday, February 21, 2013

13-02-22 9/11: the view from the left...

Collapse of Building 7 on 9/11

I decided a few years ago to stay out  of the 9/11 issue, since you can spend a lifetime on studying the literature on this subject.  Regardless, it is obvious that left right and center, serious people consider the official US explanation of the events deceitful.  Those are events that shaped the republic for decades... jz

2.3 Trillion Dollars Missing from DOD Day before 9/11 2001
Must Watch 4 Minute Video
"you could say it's a matter of life and death" - Donald Rumsfeld.
The Moral Decoding of 9-11:
Beyond the U.S. Criminal State, The Grand Plan for a New World Order
By Prof. John McMurtry
Who had the most compelling motives for the event? Who had the means to turn two central iconic buildings in New York into a pile of steel and a cloud of dust in seconds?

13-02-21 Some gmail communications problems...

For some reason, I cannot access my gmail, and since I have been driven out of other services... it feels a bit tight around the neck..  jz

13-02-21 Now Al Gore says it: Our Democracy Has Been Hacked'

OK, he refers to 'democracy' out of place. Still, he is a former senior officer of the Republic, just notice what he is saying! jz

Al Gore: 'Our Democracy Has Been Hacked'

By Brad Friedman
February 20, 2013 "Information Clearing House" - Speaking to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show this week, former Vice-President Al Gore said:
Our democracy has been hacked. It's been taken over. It no longer operates the way our founders intended it to, because of anonymous donors, big money, corporations as people, might makes right. The lobbyists and special interests are now in control. They can't do anything without begging permission from the powerful special interests and it is time that we take our democracy back and it can be done.

13-02-21 American Assassination History for Dummies

American Assassination History for Dummies

The idea that President Obama’s extrajudicial drone-assassinations of American citizens is "unprecedented" and "radical" is to ignore decades of recent history.
It’s hard to have a serious conversation about America’s drone assassination policy when no one seems to have a basic grasp of recent history. This cultural amnesia epidemic is starting to get me down— which is partly my fault for paying more than two minutes’ attention to Twitter at a single go.
The problem starts with Reagan, as problems so often do. Most people on the left take for granted that Reagan’s executive order 12333 "banned assassinations" — which is not just a false interpretation, but really awful mangling of one of the dark turning points in modern American history.
That same ignorance of the history of assassination policy runs right through today, with the repetition of another myth: That President Obama’s extrajudicial drone-assassinations of American citizens is "unprecedented" and "radical" and that "not even George Bush targeted American citizens."
The truth is a lot worse and a lot more depressing.
To understand the backstory to Reagan’s deceptive "assassination ban" in 1981, you have to know a bit about what was going on in the 70s, that brief period of American Glasnost, in the aftermath of Watergate and the military’s collapse after losing Vietnam.
All sorts of dirty Cold War secrets were pouring out in that brief period — in late 1974, Seymour Hersh broke the story that the CIA had been illegally spying on thousands of American antiwar dissidents inside of our borders, in violation of the law and the charter that brought the CIA into existence . Later, Vice President Rockefeller’s report said the CIA spied on 300,000 Americans.
Remember, the American public and most of the Establishment back then were very different from today’s. There’s some truth to the "Liberal Establishment" culture that ruled until Reagan took over — those people were serious about their do-gooder intentions and their civic duties and all that, whatever the results on the ground were — nothing at all like today’s armchair Machiavellis and backseat Nietzsches who dominate our political culture, a culture where everyone's jostling to scream "You can’t handle the truth!" at imaginary liberal do-gooders...
One of Hersh’s most incredible exposés focused on an undercover CIA spook who told of how they penetrated the Weather Underground from very early in the Columbia U protest days, right up through their nationwide bombing campaign. Which may finally answer how it was that a handful of upper class Ivy Leaguers managed to expertly set off bombs all across the country, spring Timothy Leary from Vacaville Prison, and "evade" law enforcement officials for so many years — only to get off with a slap on the wrist when they finally went up for air.

13-02-18 Port Inn, Haifa

Peter is an astronaunt from the Netherlands, several years in Israel.
Port Inn (dorms and private rooms) is located in downtown Haifa (the old Arab section of town), easy access to the train station to Tel Aviv, and two train stops (10 min ride) to Hof HaCarmel - the free open beach, easy access to underground (Carmelit) to to top of Mount Carmel.