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The Spin; I’m In!

by GEF @ 6:45 PM MST

The Truth is so horrible these days that many people all long for the days of Sweet Lies and sleeping in simple oblivious ignorance!.
Yet knowledge shall increase..


Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies

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Knowledge is a dangerous thing according to Bu$h

by Geezer Power …2:11 pm

Bush: Nuke-less Iran remains dangerous

CNN VIDEO

Iran is dangerous because they might have knowledge about building a nuclear bomb he says. Well, of course they have knowledge of that, but who doesn’t? The atomic bomb has been around for 60 plus years, has been built by students, and there are even plans on the internet. I thought that Dubya was a Harvard graduate that knows how to use the google, but here he is on the telly addressing the dangers of having knowledge of building a nuclear weapon, when he should be addressing the dangers of tactical high energy weapons (THEL).

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anthony @ 18:10 GMT

Man who blew the whistle on Gladio tells Italy’s largest newspaper attacks were run by CIA, MossadPaul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Former Italian President and the man who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio Francesco Cossiga has gone public on 9/11, telling Italy’s most respected newspaper that the attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad and that this was common knowledge amongst global intelligence agencies.

Cossiga was elected President of Italian Senate in July 1983 before being winning a landslide 1985 election to become President of the country in 1985.

Cossiga gained respect from opposition parties as one of a rare breed – an honest politician – and led the country for seven years until April 1992.

Cossiga’s tendency to be outspoken upset the Italian political establishment and he was forced to resign after revealing the existence of, and his part in setting up, Operation Gladio – a rogue intelligence network under NATO auspices that carried out bombings across Europe in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. (more…)

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anthony @ 17:30 GMT

Jon Stolz | Huffington Post | December 3, 2007

The new National Intelligence Estimate on Iran was put together a while ago, but we got the first glance at the declassified version of it, today. The bombshell, excuse the pun, is that despite all the war rhetoric of late, Iran seems to have ended its nuclear weapons program in 2003.

The obvious question this raises is, if this report was known to the White House for months, why did administration officials talk time and time again about the threat of the non-existent weapons program, as reason to keep a military option under consideration?

The answer is domestic politics.

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Hadley: Bush Learned Of NIE’s Findings ‘In The Last Few Months,’ But Continued To Ratchet Up Rhetoric

Think Progress | Tuesday December 4, 2007

This afternoon, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley held a press briefing on the new National Intelligence Estimate, which concludes that Iran stopped its nuclear weapons program in 2003. As ThinkProgress has documented, Bush administration officials — despite knowing of the NIE — have been ratcheting up their rhetoric on Iran in the past couple of months.

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United States Tells Iran: Become a Nuclear Power

Posted on Dec 3, 2007

oil fire
AP photo / Sasa Kralj

By Reese Erlich

In this excerpt from his new book, “The Iran Agenda,” veteran independent journalist and Truthdig contributor Reese Erlich challenges the conventional wisdom on Iran’s nuclear ambitions as he investigates the drive for war.

Top Democratic and Republican leaders absolutely believe that Iran is planning to develop nuclear weapons. And one of their seemingly strongest arguments involves a process of deduction. Since Iran has so much oil, they argue, why develop nuclear power?

James Woolsey typifies the view. The director of the CIA under both George Bush (the elder) and Bill Clinton said, “There is no underlying reason for one of the greatest oil producers in the world to need to get into the nuclear [energy] business … unless what they want to do is train and produce people and an infrastructure that can have highly enriched uranium or plutonium, fissionable material for nuclear weapons.”¹

In an op-ed commentary, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger wrote, “For a major oil producer such as Iran, nuclear energy is a wasteful use of resources,” a position later cited approvingly by the Bush administration.²

But U.S. leaders are engaging in a massive case of collective amnesia, or perhaps more accurately, intentional misdirection. In the 1970s the United States encouraged Iran to develop nuclear power precisely because Iran will eventually run out of oil.

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Bush Comments On Iran Intel Report: “They Could Restart” Nuclear Activity

WASHINGTON — President Bush said Tuesday that the international community should continue to pressure Iran on its nuclear programs, asserting Tehran remains dangerous despite a new intelligence conclusion that it halted its development of a nuclear bomb four years ago.

“I view this report as a warning signal that they had the program, they halted the program,” Bush said. “The reason why it’s a warning signal is they could restart it.”

Bush spoke one day after a new national intelligence estimate found that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in the fall of 2003, largely because of international scrutiny and pressure. That finding is in stark contrast to the comparable intelligence estimate of just two years ago, when U.S. intelligence agencies believed Tehran was determined to develop a nuclear weapons capability and was continuing its weapons development program.

It is also stood in marked contrast to Bush’s rhetoric on Iran. At his last news conference on Oct. 17, for instance, he said that people “interested in avoiding World War III” should be working to prevent Iran from having the knowledge needed to make a nuclear weapon.

Bush said Tuesday that he only learned of the new intelligence assessment last week. But he portrayed it as valuable ammunition against Tehran, not as a reason to lessen diplomatic pressure.

“To me, the NIE (National Intelligence Estimate) provides an opportunity for us to rally the international community _ to continue to rally the community _ to pressure the Iranian regime to suspend its program,” the president said. “What’s to say they couldn’t start another covert nuclear weapons program.”

He also asserted that the report means “nothing’s changed,” focusing on the previous existence of a weapons program and not addressing the discrepancy between his rhetoric and the disclosure that weapons program has been frozen for four years.

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Fox News turns Anti-American! Sides with Terrorists!

by GEF @ 07:08 AM MST

Fox News Refuses to Air new Constitutional Ad with Danny Glover

Fox News has refused to air an ad produced by the Center for Constitutional Rights that criticizes the Bush administration for “destroying the Constitution” by the use of renditions, torture, and other tactics. The ad, “Rescue the Constitution,” which is narrated by actor Danny Glover, can be viewed here and here.

In an email provided to Media Matters for America by the Center, Fox News account executive Erin Kelly told Owen Henkel, the Center’s e-communications manager, that Fox would not run the ad:

Hi Owen —

We cannot approve the spot with it being Danny Glover’s opinion that the Bush Administration is destroying the Constitution. If you have documentation that it is indeed being destroyed, we can look at that.

Sorry about that,

Erin

In 2005, Fox refused to run an ad critical of then-Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito Jr., who had been nominated by President Bush to succeed retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

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15,000 More To Go To Iraq, Afghanistan

 Sudhan @11:50 CET

By: CBS/AP on: 04.12.2007 [09:57 ] (10 reads)

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(CBS/AP) The Pentagon announced Monday that five Army National Guard units have been alerted that they are going to serve in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The units include some 8,000 troops going to the Iraq war and 7,000 to Afghanistan, all as replacement units to deploy in the summer of 2009.

They are being alerted now to give them the most time possible to complete the training they’ll need for their missions and to allow “a greater measure of predictability for family members and flexibility for” their civilian employers, the department said in a statement.

Keep reading . . . 

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