By Dave Lindorff
04/25/07 "ICH" -- -- Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, has dropped the first impeachment shoe, filing a bill calling for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney.
Kucinich, defying the leadership of the Democratic Party, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who have been struggling mightily to prevent impeachment from occurring during the waning years of the Bush presidency, on Tuesday filed three articles of impeachment, claiming that Cheney violated his oath of office and the Constitution, for deceiving Congress and the American people about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, about alleged but nonexistent links between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda, and finally for making threats to invade Iran.
The bill now goes to the House Judiciary Committee, where Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) and the rest of the committee's members will have to decide whether go hold formal hearings on the charges.
The move by Kucinich comes as impeachment is gaining ground among the broader public. Today, the Vermont House of Representatives will hold a floor debate and vote on a resolution calling for Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings against both President Bush and Cheney. That measure would be a companion to a similar resolution passed last week by Vermont's state Senate. If the state's lower house passes its version, Vermont will be the first state in history to pass a bi-cameral resolution on impeachment.
Under Thomas Jefferson's Manual for the Rules of the House, under which the US House of Representatives has operated for over 200 years, such a resolution would require the House to take up the impeachment issue, just as would a member's bill of impeachment.
The speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives, Lynn Symington, had strenuously opposed the resolution, and has been keeping it bottled up in the House Judiciary Committee, but following passage of the resolution in the state Senate, and a massive grassroots campaign by Vermont impeachment activists, she has been forced to relent and let the measure go forward. Passage is not a sure thing, however.
Similar measures are being pushed in at least 10 other state legislatures, while two such efforts, in New Mexico and Washington state, were killed thanks to pressure from the national Democratic Party leadership.
On April 28, demonstrations are planned in Washington, DC and all around the nation, calling for impeachment to begin against both Bush and Cheney. To find the location nearest you, click on the Impeachment banner to the right of this article.
The mainstream corporate media, which has so far been largely ignoring the issue of impeachment, will have to go to extra lengths of censorship to block out the popular movement now, with a bill on the floor of the House, and with impeachment resolutions passing in the Vermont state legislature. It will be interesting to see how the nation's news gatekeepers handle the story now that it is breaking out into the open so forcefully.
Dave Lindorff is the author of Killing Time: an Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. His n book of CounterPunch columns titled "This Can't be Happening!" is published by Common Courage Press. Lindorff's newest book is "The Case for Impeachment",
co-authored by Barbara Olshansky.
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Friday, April 27, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Leo Wanta Update
‘THE OTHER WAYS TO SKIN THE CAT’
Following the police raids in Europe reported in our last posting, the secret offshore bank account coordinates of approximately 1,500+ operatives ‘inside the Beltway’, including key operatives at the highest levels of the US Government and structures, were exposed. It will be recalled that prior to that development, certain powerful people had visited the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to ask yet again (in vain, obviously), for the assistance of its now notoriously corrupted officials and Justices in procuring that the Wanta Settlement be finally implemented – almost one year after the May 2006 agreement was reached with Ambassador Wanta and signed off in bad faith at the highest conspiratorial levels of the US Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches of the US Government.
It will also be recalled that when, predictably, the ‘visitors’ to The Hague were given the brush-off, they shook the dust off the soles of their feet with the loaded comment that ‘there is more than one way to skin a cat’.
Shortly afterwards, the unreported, untaxed secret offshore bank accounts of the 1,500+ or so ‘operatives inside the Beltway’ were frozen. The cat had been well and truly skinned, to cite Lenin, ‘by other means’.
Let there be no mistake here. These accounts have not been frozen as a temporary measure, but ‘permanently’. The fiat untaxed fiat money generated through the illegal exploitation inter alia and primarily of Ambassador Wanta’s funds does not ‘belong’ to the perpetrators, but is the property of Leo Wanta, the sole Principal of the original funds.
As a consequence, it is a fact that some of these people suddenly found that they couldn’t meet utilities bills, and needed to borrow money from staffers to buy groceries. Of course, the problem such people face is that they cannot complain about this state of affairs to anyone at all, not least because their frozen offshore bank accounts should have been reported to the Internal Revenue Service (and to other national tax agencies) for taxation purposes, and weren’t.
The IRS was busily squeezing tax yield out of ordinary Americans who report their tax obligations honestly (as they have been doing these past days), while letting these privileged tax evaders off the hook, even though (according to reliable information) the Federal tax authorities knew a great deal about what was happening.
And, to repeat, what was the source of much of the fiat money created by means of untaxed high-yield investment programmes with corrupt foreign counterparties, stashed away in these secret offshore bank accounts belonging to the 1,500+ ‘operatives’, unreported to the IRS et al?
Answer: The funds originally aggregating $27.5+ trillion belonging to Ambassador Leo Emil Wanta, their sole Principal and owner, the most senior US paymaster and intelligence taskmaster whose achievements included the successful implementation of the Reagan Administration’s Financial Warfare offensive against the Soviet Union.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
[I extend huge thanks to the Edmonton Sun. Someone there had the foresight, courage and integrity to publish this article. Raven]
Wed, April 18, 2007
By JOHN GLEESON
An unbiased observer doesn't need to look beyond what's happening on the ground today in Iraq and Afghanistan to conclude the War on Terror has been a brutal, manipulative means to a transparently self-serving end.
None of this is news, however, to proponents of "9/11 Truth," a worldwide movement that seems to keep growing despite an unofficial media blackout on their questions and investigations. So what are these "Truthers" saying?
Many people were quick to declare 9/11 a possible "inside job" based on the visible facts themselves, in particular the blanket failure of air defence, which even former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura said defied all logic and precedent. They also seized on the history (largely unknown in North America) of Pentagon-linked "false-flag" terrorist attacks in Europe during the Cold War, and CIA involvement with al-Qaida operations.
With the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, it was seen that 9/11 was amazingly fortuitous to the Bush administration, elements of which had been looking for excuses to invade both countries -- for purely strategic-commercial reasons -- in the months and years prior to the attacks.
But it was the release of the 9/11 Commission Report in 2004 that breathed full life into the 9/11 Truth Movement -- because it was now apparent to many that the "official story" relied on massive distortion and evasion.
The most dramatically disputed aspect of 9/11 is the question of what the world really saw that day in New York City, when three steel-frame high-rises -- the 110-storey Twin Towers and the 47-storey WTC 7 -- collapsed at near free-fall speed neatly into their own footprints.
In 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out (Olive Branch Press, 2007), former Brigham Young University physics professor Steven Jones argues forcefully that the nature of the collapses, the presence of large pools of molten metal in the basements of all three buildings, witness accounts of hearing explosions -- that these and other factors point to the conclusion all three buildings were brought down by controlled demolition.
This view, though rejected by Popular Mechanics and defenders of the status quo, has won support from engineers and academics from other disciplines. For instance, John McMurtry, a philosophy professor emeritus at the University of Guelph and fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, credits Prof. John Valleau of the Chemistry-Physics Research Group at University of Toronto for drawing his attention to "this scientific anomaly." McMurtry concludes: "The instant and inexplicable collapses of the WTC buildings in uniform demolition style could not be explained by fire (plus, in the case of the Twin Towers, the impact of the airplanes) without contradicting the laws of engineering physics."
David Ray Griffin, a former theology professor from California who has become a leading voice of 9/11 dissent, also points to the destruction of evidence after the collapse -- most of the steel was quickly hauled away and shipped to Asia, where it was melted down.
"Although it is normally a federal offence to remove evidence from a crime scene, the removal of the steel, which was carefully overseen, was facilitated by federal officials," Griffin wrote.
You can see why these scholars are calling for an independent, preferably international investigation into 9/11.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
by DL Abrahamson
Global Research, April 20, 2007
False Flag News
From April, 23 to April 27, the elite echelon of the military are running Noble Resolve 07, a four-day marathon of “simulated” terror attacks across the US and . This includes a simulated detonation of a “loose” ten-kiloton nuclear weapon Virginia harbor, smuggled in by a “foreign nation.”
This week has also been warning of the “very real” threat of a nuclear attack on an American city. Could the Nobel Resolve drills be used as a screen for a false-flag attack to be blamed on , Hezbollah, , or sheep-dipped Americans like Adam Gadahn?
The drills are being run by Joint Task Force Command (JTFCOM), Northern Command (NORTHCOM), J9 Joint Innovation and Experimentation Directorate, ’s command bunker, the , and Virginia police.
The US Marines are also running “Emerald Express 07” in Virginia on April 24 as part of their Urban Warrior 07 drill package.
It is important to note the “Nobel Resolve” drills are dominated by NORTHCOM, the branch of “homeland defense” based in and responsible for shutting down the under martial law, as well as ushering in the merger of the US, , and Mexico via the SPP.
Meanwhile the J9 Directorate, formulates various terror scenarios and uses advanced computer modeling to run drills and predict human reactions; Recent articles highlight how they are using virtual environments to create and manage realistic war scenarios with millions of “people.”
Some key quotes from the article:
“He said the scenario of the experiment's first phase starts with multinational partners and goes down to individual municipalities. It begins with a threat that originates in and travels toward the .”
“Kersh said that as the scenario progresses, other agencies and other layers of government become involved.”
"The problem eventually arrives at the commonwealth of Virginia with that threat making it into port and then blowing up. This will cause us to work the consequence management part of the problem”
“The fusion center is in a state police headquarters and it's collocated with Virginia's emergency operations center.” (ed: Mount Weather)
“coordinated with DHS, possibly to coincide with one of that department's major exercises.”
We must remember that CIA agent Philip Giraldi warned the American Conservative magazine that STRATCOM would launch a nuclear attack on Iran in the wake of a new WMD-style attack on American soil.
And the Russian media and former Russian military members continue to warn that an American and Israeli strike on is imminent.
While many drills are run every month, Nobel Resolve 07, with it’s “realistic” scenarios, comes at a time of increased geopolitical tension. It is reminiscent of the drills in 2005, where a ten-kiloton nuclear weapon was “simulated” to explode in . Some speculated that four-star Gen. Kevin Byrnes, of the Fort Meade TRADOC command, was fired due to his exposure of the drill.
We should not live in a constant state of panic and fear, or make any irresponsible predictions about Noble Resolve 07. But in the coming days, we can email this information to blogs, media outlets, friends and family. Congressmen, and others to help inoculate against any possibility that rogue “red teams” inside the drills may be activated.
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BYU Physics Prof Finds Thermate in WTC Physical Samples, Building Collapses an Inside Job
|Based on chemical analysis of WTC structural steel residue, a Brigham Young University physics professor has identified the material as Thermate. Thermate is the controlled demolition explosive thermite plus sulfur. Sulfur cases the thermite to burn hotter, cutting steel quickly and leaving trails of yellow colored residue.|
wtc steel with diagonal cut, thermate residue
Dr. Jones is a co-founder of Scholars for 911 Truth.
Dr. Jones in earlier work pointed to thermate as the likely explosive that brought down the WTC1, WTC2, and WTC7 skyscrapers. But only recently was physical material analysed in the lab and the presense of thermate announced. The samples were provided Dr. Jones team from redundant sourses.
Both BYU and Prof. Jones have been offered additional grants if he would "change the direction" of his research. In addition, there have been threats made by an individual who "is taking action" to stop Steven Jones' research, specifically his experiment with thermites (aluminothermics), on the grounds his work may be helpful to "terrorists". Jones notes that much more detailed information on both thermite and thermate is readily available on the internet.
St. Germain 20-April-2007
In the energies that abound upon Earth, you are subjected to many highs and lows. This is all part of your experience and prepares you well for the next level of your evolution. Before you can return to the higher realms, you have to be able to stand in your own energy that you have created around you. It does however have to be of the vibration that enables you to deflect the lower ones away from yourself. Your experiences have a honing effect that results in your being able to walk in your Light at all times.
Imagine the result of thousands of people who have overcome the energies of the dark forces, and how much Light they can project. It really does not need that many of you to make a pronounced difference. Whether you gather in groups or not makes little difference, as the Light coalesces and creates a grid around the Earth. However, where groups move into their own is when their purpose is to collectively send out Light in a controlled manner. There is power in numbers and currently many [people] focus on the problem areas of the Middle East . It is a matter of faith that such actions are deemed worthwhile and achieve their purpose, as you have no measure of your success.
We can tell you that we are more than pleased with your all round efforts and dedication to make a difference, and it is bringing results. Along with our assistance we make a formidable bastion of Light that will continue to grow. No one can halt its progress, and it will continue to transmute the dark energies ad infinitum. The energy of Light cannot be destroyed, but only used for the various acts of creation. However, it can be misused for darker purposes as the one energy itself is behind all creation.
As you grow in understanding and enlightenment you gradually take control of your thoughts and actions, giving no power to those that would bring about negative conditions. Thoughts by themselves are harmless, but it is the level of intent that goes with them that determines how strong they are. It is often the case that those souls pulled down to the lower levels and subject to dark thoughts, accompany them with powerful emotional energies that aid their manifestation. Fortunately, when such energies are directed against Beings of Light, they have no effect as they are protected within their own cocoon of Light. In fact the energies are returned to the originator, and what was meant for someone else has the intended adverse effect on the sender.
Your whole life is subject to the Laws of the Universe. Now you are developing the awareness of how they operate, it means that you are taking full control of it. The first recognition is how powerful you are, and careful consideration given to the intention of your thoughts. It is not in order or desirable, to direct negative thoughts against those who you perceive as the creators of the chaos taking place. If you desire changes send out the energy of love, and help lift up those who fallen into the pit of their own making. Somewhere, some day they will respond, as no matter what the circumstances they will always retain that spark of the Light that can be re-ignited.
All of you have gone through many lives of cleansing, because you have experienced all aspects of the Light and darkness. How else would you evolve, except that you understand how they inter-act with each other. You would never understand the feelings of darkness unless you had experienced them first hand. Having overcome the lower energies, the Earth in its present vibration is no longer the place for you to be. However, it is all changing and instead of leaving it behind, you are to accompany Mother Earth as she too makes provisions for her upliftment. The vastness of what is occurring reaches beyond Earth, and your whole solar system is involved in Ascension. Indeed, if you look at the broader picture, it is in fact your whole Universe.
The measure of everything that is taking place is currently beyond your understanding. It is sufficient for the moment that you concentrate on your own preparations for Ascension, as time races on and you must do your best to respond to the incoming energies. The Earth is being enshrouded in Light that is being sent to it from as far away as the Central Sun. It comes to you via your own Sun and is moderated so that you can withstand its high vibration. Even so, it has an unsettling effect on those who struggle to do so and are still ensnared in the lower vibrations.
Dear Ones, there are many, many souls gathered for the final outworking of this cycle. The object is to lift up as many as possible into the Light, but not everyone has the ability, or the desire and understanding to do so. This is why many Lightworkers are on Earth at this critical time, and they serve others in numerous ways. The most practical way is through your own example, and you can show others what it is like to stand firmly in the Light, and be assured that your words and actions will be noted. This is a way that does not impinge upon the freewill of anyone, but sets out the value of working in harmony and peace. It does help others and they will wonder what it is that allows you to live in peace, when there is so much confusion and chaos.
The Lightworkers are carrying the responsibility of enlightening others and grounding the higher energies. They are as you might say, at the sharp end of what is taking place. Soon they will have much assistance and will achieve even greater things, as the time is approaching when the Higher Beings will manifest upon Earth. By then a great upliftment will have taken place and much help given to further your evolution.
Love should be the keyword in all you do, say and think, and in this way you will be contributing to and ensuring that the Ascension process continues to attract others who are just awakening. There is still time for many more souls to step into the Light, but they have to first find the desire to do so, and this is where you can help. When your Light shines out it is a message of love to those whose path crosses yours. You lift others up, and that extends beyond the Human Race to all forms of life. There is not a life form that does not respond to the energy of love, and many of you with your pets will know this truth first hand.
I am St. Germain and I oversee your Earth and its upliftment, and over millennia of time I have come to you in many guises. My work is often recorded in the annals of time, and I have been personally known to many of you. Some even now work directly under my supervision, and many call upon my Violet Ray to clear away the dark energies that have impinged upon Earth. They have embedded themselves within the Earth itself, and Mother Gaia welcomes your help to avoid a more volatile cleansing that would otherwise be necessary. Some cleansing will inevitably result in physical upheaval, but the major thrust of such actions will be controlled to minimize damage and loss of life.
Mother Earth can look after herself but Man will be called upon to rectify surface damage in the shape of earthworks, and clear pollution of the seas and land. The atmospheric levels will be the responsibility of the Galactic Federation, who have already limited the degree of damage and the repercussions upon Earth for many years.
The Spiritual Hierarchy manifests the Creator’s decrees, and their perfect understanding will ensure that all is completed accordingly. It may sometimes seem that the dark are the dominant force, but be assured that their time has expired and they will not impose their ways upon you for much longer. Be full of joy and live the love that is the real you, and these last happy days will be the route to your final fulfillment, and Ascension.
Thank you St. Germain.