Aug. 6, 2005

Vive le Canada - DEA Chief Admits Emery Arrest Was Political

So what this means is Canadian cops sold out Canadian soveriegnty purely for American political interests. They enabled the arrest of a Canadian in order to advance the careers of those politicians down sourth who advocate these regressive, oppressive and simply barbaric principles. If this isn't considered a treasonable action, I don't know what is.

As such, I am making a formal request to the RCMP that they investigate whoever is responsible for this scandalous behaviour, to charge them, to bring them in front of a judge or jury of his peers and let the people decide if the person is a moral and decent Canadian.

Mycos ( Gary Williams )
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Material quoted in an American newspaper indicates the US DEA targeted Marc Emery because of his political activism in the cause of marijuana law reform.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer columnist Joel Connelly quoted a statement from DEA chief Karen Tandy that said this:

    'Today's arrest of Mark (sic) Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture magazine and the founder of a marijuana legalization group, is a significant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement.
    'Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery's illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canada. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on.'


According to Connelly this quote is part of a statement that came directly from DEA headquarters in Washington. The statement is not available on the DEA website, or anyway else on the internet."
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Straight-shootin' George Galloway

Surely one of the real "heroes" of these times. In a day when all around are finding excuses as to why they are doing nothing to overthrow the tyrants in Washington and Downing Street, Galloway stands alone as a figure who dares speak truth to power.

Mycos
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Straight-shootin' George Galloway by Mike Whitney

08/06/05 'ICH' -- -- 'I am utterly against the punishing of innocent people for the crimes of the guilty, whether it is done on the underground of London or the streets of Falluja by George Bush's air force'. George Galloway MP
George Galloway is quite a guy. His trip to the Middle East is causing a ruckus back in London, where his criticism of Bush and Blair is appearing like a spread-sheet on the front-page of the tabloids. Congrats, George; those two deserve a good lambasting. Yesterday he fired-off another barrage, landing a direct hit on Prime Minister Milquetoast and his Texas-twin. He said, 'There's far more blood on the hands of George Bush and Tony Blair than there is on the hands of the murderers who killed those people in London.' "
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Aug. 5, 2005

Rumsfeld: Britain attacks not tied to U.S. alliance

Why does CNN even print this stuff? Of course Iraq is a reason why many of the Jihadists attack the West. They've fucking said so in their own words! I mean, if someone is going to blow themselves up and a second before they do so they call out "America out of Iraq!" I'd take them at their word that they're pissed at Western intervention in Iraq.

Sure, the leadership may wish to attack regardless, but then they grew up having other problems with the West. And don't you have to ask yourslf what there were barracks in Beirut to blow up in the first place, don't you? How about the Cole? What was it doing in the Middle-east? Just on a cruise? How goddamn stupid does Rumsfeld think people are that he can come off with his trademark, con-man patter and think no-one will notice that he's perhaps the most practiced liar of the bunch......and that's really saying something

Mycos
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The United States and its allies did not provoke the terrorists; the terrorists attacked America,' he said. 'There was no war in Iraq or Afghanistan when America was attacked on September 11th. And there was no war in Iraq or Afghanistan when terrorists attacked the Beirut barracks in 1983, in the Khobar Towers in 1996 or the African embassies in 1998, or when they attacked the USS Cole in the year 2000.'"

Aug. 4, 2005

Pressure getting to Novak?

Well, isn't that special......

Bob Novak, who knew that he was going to be asked about his editorial outing Plame and apparently agreed to the raising of the issue, obviously had second thoughts about doing so. In a moment reminiscent of the old Crossfire days, James Carville poked Novak by insinuating that he was pandering to his conservative base with regards to a topic they and the guest had just been discussing. But then, out of the blue Novak suddenly blurts out "That's bullshit.." and pretends to storm of the stage, thereby avoiding having to answer anything "on the record" as it were.

Yup, That tells me that Novak has lots to hide and he's getting awfully nervous about when he's going t h ave to say it!

Mycos
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Insurgents Using Bigger, More Lethal Bombs, U.S. Officers Say - New York Times

You would think that the NYTimes would be a little more wary about presenting to the public even more articles wherein the military, and/or the paper itself is once again doing a propaganda job on their readership.
You will notice in the excerpt below that they report the existence of "a cell" of individuals who are using this new tactic. Why a "cell"?. Because to say it is a cell is to say that it is a small and isolated group. Inherent in that is that they pose less of a threat than if this tactic were one adopted by all of the insurgency, something that would clearly alarm the public and have them and the soldiers thinking twice about exactly what the fuck they're doing over there fighting against men who are resisting them as an occupying army.

No. Once the facade has fallen away from this administration and the cover that they operate behind destroyed, then the NYTimes (and others) have made themselves a target for indictment. Towards that goal, I would very much like to see a group of concerned citizens set up a database containing as many possible of these observations like the one I point to here. It will be an effort to lay the groundwork for the possible indictment of the NYTimes and other Miller-like journalists (and I use that designation guardedly).

Insurgents Using Bigger, More Lethal Bombs, U.S. Officers Say - New York Times: "Military personnel involved said the attack last month indicated to them that a new and deadly bomb-making cell singling out American patrols was operating near the large allied military base at the airport, an area that two officers said had seen little insurgent activity in months."
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Aug. 3, 2005

Yes Virginia. Treason is a hanging offence

If any of this turns out to have even a scintilla of truth behind it, then I can only say that the journalists who feel any kind of loyalty to Miller, albeit as a fellow journalist or even a personal friend, then they are deeply and seriously misguided. Rather than grieving for her in her "time of need", they should be calling for the scraggly little skank to be indicted for treason.

If we can identify one catalyst, the one vector that has allowed this group of greedy, power driven pukes in the White House to sell their agenda to the electorate (the only process whereby they can legitimize and thereby make it possible to conduct their plans) it is to be found with the members of the media. It is they who have been granted the grave responsibilty to ensure that the American people are not sold a package that enables little Hitlers-to-be to enjoy the fruits of their designs. This is a serious mandate and an absolute responsibilty.... and one which Miller has apparently used to her own ends. I'm reminded of some little crack-whore would use members of the public's innocent belief that what she said was the truth because they had no reason to suspect otherwise.

No no. Dump her. Let her reap even half of what she has sown. Mycos
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Daily Kos: More About Judith Miller: "Jamie Macaskill, for example, filed a story in The London Sunday Mail on July 20, 2003 entitled: Dark Actors Playing Games: SUICIDE scientist Dr David Kelly warned a friend that 'dark actors' were working against him just hours before his death. Dr Kelly revealed his fears shortly before killing himself after being dragged into the row over the Government's justification for war in Iraq. In an email to American author Judy Miller, sent just before he left his home for the last time, he referred to 'many dark actors playing games'. But, according to Miller, Dr Kelly gave no indication he was depressed or planning to take his own life. He told her he would wait 'until the end of the week' before deciding his next move following his traumatic appearance before a House of Commons select committee... In fact, Judith Miller apparently knew David Kelly rather well. She had quoted him in several of her earlier articles going back to 1998, and according to the Globe article referenced above, Kelly had helped her write her book about Weapons of Mass Destruction published several years before. One would have thought that Miller would have regarded her relationship with Kelly as well as her contact with him just before his death as 'scoop' material. Instead she failed to let her readers even know that she had enjoyed a long and close association with him. Even more odd, she left out the provocative e-mail he had written her just prior to his death while writing about a more innocuous one sent to an 'associate.' I find Miller's behavior in the Kelly story rather odd, to say the least. Unlike the Plame story, Miller did ultimately write about Kelly, but she camouflaged her own involvement and left much of what she knew out of the piece. I can't pretend to know what role Miller played in the Plame saga, but I am now wondering whether she is being looked at as a possible accessory, rather than as a journalist who.....
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Judy Miller: Do We Want To Know Everything or Don't We?

Here's a very interesting taker on the Plame/Rove/Miller affair. It's also one that I personally don't have any qualms about voicing either. Whether or not Miller outed Plame or not, she knowingly led the drumbeat to war with false information. As such, she belongs where she is. And when she's done there she can take her place in the docket alongside Bush for his war-crimes and Cheney for his war-profiteering this whole sad mess.

And it is one sad mess that this world is now being subjected to. If only they would start to get even a bit of a clue, read even a fraction of what we know to be indisputable lies. How we got.....Achhh! It just makes me so goddamned mad that people can be led like such stupid little sheep, never questioning the people who are laughing in their faces.

Mycos
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Judy Miller: Do We Want To Know Everything or Don't We?

By Arianna Huffington, AlterNet. Posted July 29, 2005.

Is the jailed Times reporter a heroic martyr or White House stooge?

Not everyone in the Times building is on the same page when it comes to Judy Miller. The official story the paper is sticking to is that Miller is a heroic martyr, sacrificing her freedom in the name of journalistic integrity.

But a very different scenario is being floated in the halls. Here it is: It's July 6, 2003, and Joe Wilson's now famous op-ed piece appears in the Times, raising the idea that the Bush administration has 'manipulate[d]' and 'twisted' intelligence 'to exaggerate the Iraqi threat.' Miller, who has been pushing this manipulated, twisted, and exaggerated intel in the Times for months, goes ballistic. Someone is using the pages of her own paper to call into question the justification for the war -- and, indirectly, much of her reporting. The idea that intelligence was being fixed goes to the heart of Miller's credibility. So she calls her friends in the intelligence community and asks, Who is this guy? She finds out he's married to a CIA agent. She then passes on the info about Mrs. Wilson to Scooter Libby (Newsday has identified a meeting Miller had on July 8 in Washington with an 'unnamed government official'). Maybe Miller tells Rove too -- or Libby does. The White House hatchet men turn around and tell Novak and Cooper. The story gets out."
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Aug. 2, 2005

Canadian sovereignty already lost?

With the recent arrest of Marc Emery, a Canadian citizen whom the US accuses of selling marijuana seeds to US customers, I have to wonder if Canadian sovereignty isn't already gone. I'm quite serious and here's why.

Last spring we had cops from Texas up here practicing how to bust Canadians. Seriously! it happened. Now we have the RCMP doing to Canadians what Canadian cops won't even do themselves, which is to bust people for pot seeds. As well, when Gen. Hillier shipped off to Afghanistan to do the US's bidding, he made some remarks that were so full of bluster and outright chest-thumping that it embarrassed so many politicians that Minister of Defense Graham was forced to address the problem at a press conference.

And then there's the matter of the US, the UK and Canadian leaders all simultaneously and quite suddenly using the words "religious extremism" in place of the traditional "War on Terrorism". What this last means with regard to their position on the whole thing, I've not yet determined. But what it almost certainly does mean is that at least these three leaders have been in very close contact with each other discussing how to best implement the propaganda effort. Now, there is no way in hell that all three just happened to change their wording so dramatically and simultaneously by coincidence. That just won't fly.

So what the hell is going on? Has there been a sort of silent coup already? Has Bush threatened to nuke anybody who doesn't fall into his view of the world? Or more precisely, the PNAC view of world domination? Sounds outrageous, but nothing that administration would do surprises me any more. They have repeatedly proven themselves to be the extreme of the extremists. Unfortunately, they've been able to do it simply by keeping the stupid and gullible of the world sufficiently blinded with patriotic fervor and and/or fear with the constant *war on terror* hyperbole. I dunno.... I think we may be in deep trouble already.

Mycos

Military Denies Rigging Guantanamo Tribunals

In a follow-up to the "prosecutor" story I linked to recently, we have this built of non-news. I mean, what did they expect them to say?

Mycos
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Military Denies Rigging Guantanamo Tribunals

Associated Press
Tuesday, August 2, 2005; Page A04

The Pentagon acknowledged yesterday that two former members of the military team handling prosecutions of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had alleged last year that the trial system was rigged in favor of the government."
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Bush Indictment??

For the time being at least, this will go in the "wishful thinking" column. But in any case, it is thrilling just to see it "in print", as it were.
Having said that however, there is little doubt as to the spirit of the article being accurate. History will certainly record the fact of the matter at least as regards the administration officials. Where exactly Miller and Matalin come in.......I don't know. It's this last that has me thinking that perhaps we are seeing a pundit war rather than a factual matter.

Mycos
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A Chicago grand jury has indicted the President and Vice-President of the United States along with multiple high officials in the Bush administration
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Italians Say London Suspect Lacks Wide Terrorist Ties - New York Times

As badly as the UK and US insist that terrorism is a conspiratiorial phenomenon that has been generated at the behest of groups such as Al Qeada, incidenrts like this clearly indicate that much of it is in response to the behaviour of these governments. The Iraq insurgency is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Mycos
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"Italians Say London Suspect Lacks Wide Terrorist Ties

By IAN FISHER
Published: August 2, 2005

ROME, Aug. 1 - The suspect arrested here in the failed London bombings of July 21 appears to have been part of an 'impromptu' group without ties to any broader terrorist network in Italy, Italian antiterror investigators said Monday."
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Aug. 1, 2005

Two Prosecutors Faulted Trials for Detainees - New York Times

Now ask yourself, how goddamn crooked does the set-up have to be when the prosecutors complain that it's unfairly rigged?

Mycos
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Two Prosecutors Faulted Trials for Detainees

By NEIL A. LEWIS
Published: August 1, 2005

WASHINGTON, July 31 - As the Pentagon was making its final preparations to begin war crimes trials against four detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, two senior prosecutors complained in confidential messages last year that the trial system had been secretly arranged to improve the chance of conviction and to deprive defendants of material that could prove their innocence."
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Jul. 31, 2005

RCMP treason in Marc Emery Arrest

"'Our government has overstepped its bounds,' Nebraskan Scott Tanner said. 'Whatever happens on this side of the border, it's none of our business.'"

This is what a guy from Nebrasks has to say about his own government, yet the goddamn Martin or Campbell government doesn't say a thing? What in the hell is going on with our leaders? (not my leaders btw). They're neutered! They're scared of Bush! Why doesn't Bush just walk in and declare himself the frigging king of Canada?!! And where's the RCMP when they should be protecting Canadian sovereignty ? Actually helping them ! Geezus Cheerist folks! Time to take to the streets...!!!

Mycos

Jane Fonda to Oppose Iraq War on Bus Tour

"'I can't go into any detail except to say that it's going to be pretty exciting,' she said." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
That's an understatement.... :D

Ohio vote conspiracy sees some light

Programmer Clinton Curtis, who says he has written software for NASA and Mobil, testified at a hearing last December held by Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee that he was hired to write a program to throw the election in Florida. He says it takes less than 100 lines of code to do the job.

Curtis testified that he originally thought his company was hired to see if it could be done -- so he wrote his report accordingly. Then he was told that they wanted to know how to write the code so that the fraud would NOT be uncovered. Curtis was apparently a surprise witnesss, called to talk about the questions that still surround the voting in Ohio in the last election.

Perhaps it is no coincidence that the <> League of Women Voters in Ohio has filed suit alleging 30 years of mis- if not mal-feasance on the part of the people running elections there for the past 30 years.

Curtis goes on to testify that whenever you see the exit polls and final votes so far out of whack, it is likely that one or the other -- the exit polling or the vote -- was hacked. Watch the video and the hair on the back of your neck will rise as he closes by talking about how our intelligence secrets end up in the hands of the Chinese.

Most frightening of all is that this is a hearing held by Democrats in our nation's capital last December and the video has been on the Internet since then without any uproar. No MSM (mainstream media) has bothered to tell us whether Mr. Curtis is for real or not. No wonder everyone seems to be a born-again Christian these days. Heaven help us when our free press isn't.

Exclusive: Secret Memo—Send to Be Tortured

Exclusive: Secret Memo—Send to Be Tortured

By Michael Isikoff

07/31/05 'Newsweek' -- -- Aug. 8, 2005 issue - An FBI agent warned superiors in a memo three years ago that U.S. officials who discussed plans to ship terror suspects to foreign nations that practice torture could be prosecuted for conspiring to violate U.S. law, according to a copy of the memo obtained by NEWSWEEK. The strongly worded memo, written by an FBI supervisor then assigned to Guantanamo, is the latest in a series of documents that have recently surfaced reflecting unease among some government lawyers and FBI agents over tactics being used in the war on terror. This memo appears to be the first that directly questions the legal premises of the Bush administration policy of 'extraordinary rendition'—a secret program under which terror suspects are transferred to foreign countries that have been widely criticized for practicing torture."
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White House Tapes

ColdType - Writing Worth Reading From Around The World:

A conversation regarding the Vietnam war.

    Nixon: 'I still think we ought to take the dikes out…. Will that drown people?'"


    Kissinger: 'About 200,000 people.'


    Nixon: 'No, no, no…. I'd rather use the nuclear bomb…. I just want you to think big, Henry, for Christ's sakes.'"


Now. Do any of you really think the Texacutioner is a more ethical person than Nixon when it comes to concern over the lives of "enemy" civilians? If you do, think again.

Mycos

Third administration official outed Plame as well

"Mr. Pincus has not identified his source to the public. But a review of Mr. Pincus's own accounts and those of other people with detailed knowledge of the case strongly suggest that his source was neither Karl Rove, Mr. Bush's top political adviser, nor I. Lewis Libby, the chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, and was in fact a third administration official whose identity has not yet been publicly disclosed."