Thursday, December 31, 2009

Welcome to Orwell's world

Obama's lies over the Afghanistan war remind us of the lessons of 1984.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Flight 253 passenger: 'Sharp-dressed man aided terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab onto plane without passport'

A Michigan man who was aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 says he witnessed Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab trying to board the plane in Amsterdam without a passport.

Editor: Re Kurt Haskell's boarding pass for NWA Flight 253, isn't this the part that is collected at boarding? How is it that Haskell still has it?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

An Islamic view of terrorism

Yousuf Baadarani was born in Beirut in 1939. A writer on issues related to human nature and widely considered as an Islamist ideologue, he has written many books on the themes of ideology, conflict and Islam. These include European hatred of Islam: A plot in its second millennium; Christianity; A Roman political scheme; and 9/11 & Hijacking the World: An American plan.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Doctor admits Israeli pathologists harvested organs without consent

Israel has admitted pathologists harvested organs from dead Palestinians, and others, without the consent of their families — a practice it said ended in the 1990s . . .

Saturday, December 19, 2009

121,000 contractors in Afghanistan, may grow to 220,000

At present, there are 104,000 Department of Defense contractors in Afghanistan. According to a report this week from the Congressional Research Service, as a result of the coming surge of 30,000 troops in Afghanistan, there may be up to 56,000 additional contractors deployed. But here is another group of contractors that often goes unmentioned: 3,600 State Department contractors and 14,000 USAID contractors. That means that the current total US force in Afghanistan is approximately 189,000 personnel (68,000 US troops and 121,000 contractors). And remember, that’s right now. And that, according to McCaskill, is a conservative estimate. A year from now, we will likely see more than 220,000 US-funded personnel on the ground in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sanctioning Iran a dangerous, illegal move

Rep. Ron Paul: Article V of the NPT states clearly that, "[n]othing in this treaty shall be interpreted as affecting the inalienable right of all the parties to the treaty to develop research, production, and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination and in conformity with articles I and II of this treaty." As Iran has never been found in violation of the NPT - has never been found to have diverted nuclear materials for non-peaceful purposes - this legislation seeking to deny Iran the right to enrichment even for peaceful purposes itself violates the NPT.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Indian intelligence believes that Headley was an undercover U.S. agent who went rogue

Behind the veil: Why Islam's most visible symbol is spreading

GENERALLY, ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS cite two verses in the Koran to support their consensus that Muslim women must, or should, cover their hair. The first is Verse 33:59, addressed to the prophet Muhammad and his family: “O Prophet! Tell Thy wives and daughters And the believing women, That they should cast Their outer garments over Their persons (when abroad): That is most convenient, That they should be known (As such) and not molested.” Verse 24:31 states, “And say to the believing women That they should lower Their gaze and guard Their modesty; that they Should not display their Beauty and ornaments except What (must ordinarily) appear Thereof; that they should Draw their veils over Their bosoms.”

But, writes sociologist Ashraf Zahedi, a scholar in residence at the University of California, Berkeley Beatrice Bain Research Group, “[T]hese citations emphasize modesty and covering the bosom and neck. There is no reference to covering female hair or to the head veil.”

Rober Fisk: Obama a disaster for the Middle East

Thursday, December 10, 2009

9/11 conspiracy: Jesse Ventura drops bombshell on truTV

Former Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura, dropped a bombshell on truTV last night. A witness on the show claimed that "ground control knew the hijackers were in the cockpit before the jets took off."

Mike Bellone — a volunteer firefighter on September 11, 2001 — claims that he saw one of the black boxes being taken away by the FBI, and his coworkers saw two others.

Fire due to a thermite based "paint" was used to demonstrate a plausible method of weakening the steel in the World Trade Center. Evidence from the World Trade Center is stored at JFK Hangar 17.

Let's keep all this in perspective. These are unverified claims.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

9/11: Did the Solicitor General lie about receiving phone calls from his wife Barbara Olson?

Andrew Alexander
The Washington Post

Dear Mr. Alexander:

RE: On Flight 77: 'Our Plane Is Being Hijacked'
By Marc Fisher and Don Phillips
September 12, 2001; Page A01

According to the Washington Post, Barbara K. Olson called her husband twice on September 11, 2001 in the final minutes of Flight 77. Her last words to him were, "What do I tell the pilot to do?"

"She called from the plane while it was being hijacked," said Theodore Olson — 42nd Solicitor General of the United States. "I wish it wasn't so, but it is."

However, prosecution exhibit P200054 (attached) in United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui shows that Barbara Olson made only one phone call — it did not connect, and it lasted for 0 seconds!

Both accounts of Barbara Olson's phone calls — the Solicitor General's and the prosecution's in United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui — cannot be correct.

This is not a trivial issue.

The Solicitor General's account of this phone call was picked up by major news media around the world, it helped define the narrative of September 11, 2001, was repeated in "The 9/11 Commission Report" (page 9), and it could impact the trial of the alleged 9/11 "mastermind" Khaled Sheikh Mohammed.

The Post owes its readers a correction of the record of this historic, tragic day.

Enver Masud

Founder and CEO
The Wisdom Fund

xxxx Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202

Phone: 703-521-xxxx

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

9/11 'mastermind': dim prospect for a fair trial

The prospect of a fair trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) appears dim. President Obama pledged that the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks will receive a fair trial, but later he seemed to contradict himself.

Scott Fenstermaker, the 9/11 lawyer, speaks out

"The government wants to control who represents the detainees. The government not only wants to, but it is. The government does this by controlling the judges. The judges are doing exactly what the government wants them to do in these cases. The judges ask what the government wants them to do, and then they do it."

Dubai: India may hold whip hand in this power game

Dubai may soon find itself a satellite not of its Abu Dhabi capital but of India. The biggest merchants in Dubai are Indian — they run the gold market, even the bookshops in Sheikh Mohamed's playpen — and west India is only two hours' flying time away. In fact, until 1962 — and you have to be an oldie to understand the emirates' economic world — the Indian rupee was the currency for most of the Gulf, including even Kuwait.

Dubai: A morally bankrupt dictatorship built by slave labor

Dubai is finally financially bankrupt — but it has been morally bankrupt all along. The idea that Dubai is an oasis of freedom on the Arabian peninsular is one of the great lies of our time.