Mini-Me: The Bin Laden Road Show – Toward November 2012

Who? Mini-Me?


Bin Laden’s last stand: In final months, terrorist leader worried about his legacy

Washington Post, April 30, 9:01 PM

A few months before Osama bin Laden’s death, Web sites linked to al-Qaeda ran excited commentary about a proposed new killing machine dubbed the “human lawn mower.” The idea was to attach rotating blades to the front of a pickup truck and drive the contraption into crowds.While some jihadists admired the idea, one graying veteran of the terrorist movement took a stand against it. That was bin Laden himself, by then living out his twilight years in a Pakistani villa with ample time to think about his legacy. The man who famously ordered jetliners flown into skyscrapers drew the line at cutting down humans like weeds.Read full article (two screens).

Phi Beta Iota:  Now that Ignatius and Pincus have set the stage, it appears CIA is turning to naive journalists to take the Bin Laden Show on the road — people who know nothing and question nothing.  What we will NOT see is actual document being provided, especially documents in perfect Arabic to Arab journalists.  There is a great deal about all of this that reeks of a massive illegal covert action against the US public, but with Dick Cheney setting the gold standard at 935 documented lies, we should not expect the truth anytime soon.  We continue to believe that Bin Laden died in 2001; that a patsy was set up by Blackwater and CIA, and that JSOG was unwitting (and unquestioning) in its role as “backdrop” to the story.  It is very unlikely that all of these documents exist or are authentic–it is more probable that a propaganda story line has been developed, with a domestic audience in mind, and this will be doled out to corrupt and unwitting journalists across the USA between now and November 2012.  Yuk.

See Also:

Bin Laden Show: Entries 01-79 UPDATED 30 April 2012

SEALs slam Obama for using them as ‘ammunition’ in bid to take credit for bin Laden killing during election campaign

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Apr 30

Mini-Me: Were Real Persons Murdered on 9/11?

Who? Mini-Me?


EXTRACT from second story:

Even after almost 9 years, there are still  NO remains for 1,123 of the victims who died at Ground Zero.

Were Real Persons Murdered on 9/11?

Stewart Ogilby

Veterans Today, 29 April 2012

The question is an absurd one except to those of us who have spent part of our lives exploring contradictions and mysteries posed by official narratives regarding events of that world-changing day. Increasingly, the question is becoming, “How many real persons died as a result of alleged events that occurred in connection with the destruction of buildings in New York City’s World Trade Center Complex on September 11, 2001?”

A logical tentative answer is provided by Mr. Simon Shack, the brilliant creator of web site and supported by members of his, two online resources that call into serious question reports of that day’s victims.

Shack’s sites initially postulated all alleged victims to be computer created fakes who never existed, based on absurdities of photoshopped and digitally morphed memorial images. Proofs presented on their Vicsim Report are overwhelmingly convincing when one takes sufficient time to carefully review its eighty pages.

Read rest of story.

Over 70 Body Parts from 9/11 Found on New York City Streets (Yes, in 2010)

Brian Romanoff     Nor Cal Truth     June 23, 2010

Another search for human remains from  the 9/11 attacks has yielded more evidence of an explosive death, coupled with a lack of forensic integrity.

. . . . . . .

Even after almost 9 years, there are still  NO remains for 1,123 of the victims who died at Ground Zero.

Many of the 20,000 body parts found so far are from the same people – as mentioned in the same story as the above quote:

Read full article, with video inserts and active links.

Phi Beta Iota:  There are three lines of thinking emergent on 9/11 that are gathering some momentum.  The first is that the mainstream media were fully engaged in showing manipulated video enhanced with some computer simulation — this has not been investigated to our knowledge.  The second is that the body count for 9/11 was fabricated.   We would add the likelihood that the same force that pulverized all the concrete was also responsible for pulverizing most of the bodies within the buildings.   The third, the most interesting, has actually begun to connect the dots among all the Zionists in NYC and neo-cons in Washington, D.C.  We have no direct knowledge.  We only know that the truth of the matter remains to be found.

See Also:

9-11 Truth Books & DVDs (38)

9/11 at Phi Beta Iota

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Apr 30

Stephen Aftergood: US Army Field Manual 3-55 Information Collection

Steven Aftergood


An Army field manual published last week explains the Army’s conduct of information collection activities in military operations.

“In this manual, the term ‘information collection’ is introduced as the Army’s replacement for ‘intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance’ (also known as ISR),” the manual says.

“This publication clarifies how the Army plans, prepares, and executes information collection activities within or between echelons.”

“As the Army fields new formations and equipment with inherent and organic information collection capabilities, it needs a doctrinal foundation to ensure their proper integration and use to maximize their capabilities.”

See Information Collection, U.S. Army Field Manual (FM) 3-55, April 23, 2012.


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Apr 30

David Swanson: Sibel Edmonds Finally Wins

David Swanson

Sibel Edomonds Finally Wins

Sibel Edmonds’ new book, Classified Woman, is like an FBI file on the FBI, only without the incompetence.

The experiences she recounts resemble K.’s trip to the castle, as told by Franz Kafka, only without the pleasantness and humanity.

I’ve read a million reviews of nonfiction books about our government that referred to them as “page-turners” and “gripping dramas,” but I had never read a book that actually fit that description until now.

The F.B.I., the Justice Department, the White House, the Congress, the courts, the media, and the nonprofit industrial complex put Sibel Edmonds through hell.  This book is her triumph over it all, and part of her contribution toward fixing the problems she uncovered and lived through.

Edmonds took a job as a translator at the FBI shortly after 9-11.  She considered it her duty.  Her goal was to prevent any more terrorist attacks.  That’s where her thinking was at the time, although it has now changed dramatically.  It’s rarely the people who sign up for a paycheck and healthcare who end up resisting or blowing a whistle.

Edmonds found at the FBI translation unit almost entirely two types of people. The first group was corrupt sociopaths, foreign spies, cheats and schemers indifferent to or working against U.S. national security.  The second group was fearful bureaucrats unwilling to make waves.  The ordinary competent person with good intentions who risks their job to “say something if you see something” is the rarest commodity.  Hence the elite category that Edmonds found herself almost alone in: whistleblowers.

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Apr 30

John Steiner: Occupy-Tea Party Connection

John Steiner

The Tea Party Occupy Connection

A Small Movement with Huge Potential

Tea party, Occupy supporters find they have many similarities |

Tea party, Occupy groups find common ground in Worcester

Common ground for Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street? (2011)

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Apr 30

Berto Jongman: Interesting National Security Links

Berto Jongman

C.I.A.’s Misuse of Secrecy

C-SPAN Bill Roggio Editor Long War Journal Use of Military Drones with Statistics (VIDEO)

EU Annual Report on Terrorism

Gwen Olsen – the Rx Reformer

Memories of Bin Laden are fading, but his methods and ideology remain

Senate follows House with more questions about construction of Savannah River Site’s MOX plant

Terrorism Experts Come to Zurich

“War on Terror”: One Year On

Youth Frustration Monitor – Focus on Europe

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Apr 30

Mario Profaca: Put Tynt “Read More” Cut and Paste Scam Out of Business– Plus Code Blockers

Mario Profaca

Must read this!

Tynt, the Copy/Paste Jerks

Daring Fireball

Friday, 28 May 2010

Over the last few months I’ve noticed an annoying trend on various web sites, generally major newspaper and magazine sites, but also certain weblogs. What happens is that when you select text from these web pages, the site uses JavaScript to report what you’ve copied to an analytics server and append an attribution URL to the text. So, for example, if I were using this “service” here on Daring Fireball, and you selected the first sentence of this article, copied it, then switched to another app to paste the text you just copied, instead of pasting just the sentence you selected and intended to copy, you’d instead get:

Over the last few months I’ve noticed an annoying trend on various web sites, generally major newspaper and magazine sites, but also certain weblogs.

Read more:

I.e., three blank lines followed by “Read more:”, then the URL from which the text was copied, then an identifying hash code used for tracking purposes.

Among the sites where I’ve seen this in use are TechCrunch (example) and The New Yorker (example). The JavaScript tomfoolery happens with most text copied from the site — whether you’re copying the entire article, a paragraph, or a sentence.

Read full article — includes code to block this insane intrusive idiocy.

Phi Beta Iota:  Although “corruption” can certainly include “idiocy” we felt it appropriate to recognize Tynt — and the morons that let them corrupt web sites — with a special new category — Idiocy.  Tip of the Hat to Mario Profaca for flagging, and Daring Fireball for putting into words — and providing code solutions –a public service.

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Apr 29

David Isenberg: Private Military Corporations – Chapter Twelve

David Isenberg

Chapter 12

David Isenberg

Huffington Post, 29 April 2012

After ten years of operation by private military and security (PMSC) contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq, what ethical lessons should we draw from their use?

Namely, that private sector contracting has become an integral part of modern international operations, and in Afghanistan and Iraq contracting has been largely fruitful, despite some well-publicized problems and the enormous difficulties inherent to reconstructions in the midst of violent conflicts.

At least, that is the view of Doug Brooks and Mackenzie Duelge, who co-wrote Chapter 12 in the book Conflict Management and “Whole of Government”: Useful Tools for U.S. National Security Strategy? which was recently published by the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute.

Considering that Chapter 12 is best known as a chapter of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, the authors may have wished for another chapter number. On the other hand, considering the gap between some claims and evidence, perhaps it is appropriate.

Full article below the line.

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Apr 29

Mini-Me: Goldman Sachs – the Corruption Machine…

Who? Mini-Me?


Exclusive: How Goldman Sachs Rigs the Game

Andy Rowell

SpinWatch, 20 March 2011

In light of Sunday Times’ revelations concerning MEPs being paid cash to place amendments on financial reform, a report published today by SpinWatch exposes financial lobbying in Brussels.

The report, entitled, Doing God’s Work: How Goldman Sachs Rigs the Game details Goldman Sachs’ secret lobbying activities in the UK and Brussels and links to politicians. It exposes:

The extensive links between Goldman Sachs and the Conservative Party;

* Political donations totalling £8.5million to British politicians in the past decade from Goldman and ex-Goldman people;

* Goldman Sachs’ immense lobbying machine in Brussels, including active membership of over a dozen financial sector lobby groups;

* Extensive meetings between Goldman Sachs and Conservative MEPs including: 9 meetings in six months with a key MEP on the Parliament’s Economics and Monetary Committee; and a total of 36 meetings between just four Tory MEPs and Goldman Sachs, its lobby groups or PR companies acting on their behalf;
* The bank’s lobbying campaign to undermine political reform on derivatives and alternative investment funds including: private dinners and unminuted “after office hours” meetings, high-level conferences and targeted campaigns to Commission officials, MEPs and their assistants;

* How Goldman Sach’s lobbyists tried to undermine amendments in a key report on derivatives, seen as “financial weapons of mass destruction”;

* The bank’s lobbying enabled them to gamble on food futures and drive up prices.

Report author, journalist Andy Rowell said: “A year ago, David Cameron said that lobbying was the next big scandal waiting to happen. This report shows that banks like Goldman Sachs – who are intricately connected to the Tories – continue to lobby to get what they want.”

Rowell continued: “The entire regulatory process – and the lobbying activity that surrounds it – has to become significantly more transparent and accountable. If it is allowed to be captured by bankers, the next financial crisis will only be a matter of time.”

The report is being published just as the debate on financial reform in Brussels reaches a crucial stage. The parliament and commission are finalising plans for reform of the OTC Derivatives market as well as Credit Default Swaps.

It also comes as the government  is due to launch a consultation on a statutory register of lobbying, for the UK.

The report can be downloaded here.

Safety copy:  How Goldman Sachs Rigs the Game (SpinWatch March 2011)

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Apr 29

James M. Wall: United Methodists To Boycott US Companies Selling to Israel in Support of Genocide and Atrocities Against Palestinians?

James M. Wall

Methodists Face Moment of Occupation Truth

28 Apr 12

by James M. Wall

The mainstream media does not know it, and far too many high steeple church folk do not want to know it.

But in Tampa, Florida, this week, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church will make a decision.

They will spend the week writing and rewriting. Some, like  Alissa Bertsch Johnson, a campus minister at Washington State University (at right), will passionately state their case.

Before the gavel falls on the last session of the 2012 General Conference, the people called Methodists will have responded, one way or another, to the call from Palestinian Christians that they take one small step toward ending the Israeli Occupation.

They may vote to endorse a targeted divestment resolution.

Read full article.  Includes two videos featuring Jimmy Carter.

Phi Beta Iota:  Israel is the old South Africa, morally disengaged, committing genocide and atrocities against the Palestinian people.  Not only should everyone be boycotting companies whose services and equipment are being used to gheto-ize the Palestinians, but every US citizen should consider a tax boycott until such time as the US Government stops paying 20% of the Israeli budget with money borrowed in our name, and stops funding dictators who perpetuate societies of fear.  Ironically, both the US and Israel are now much closer to Nazi Germany they they are to either the Founding Fathers or the theology of Jesus Christ.  We note only have a crisis of Zionism, we have a crisis of neo-fascism on the right and neo-socialism on the left in the USA, both spawned by political and financial crime families.

See Also:

Peter Beinart, The Crisis of Zionism (Times Books, 2012)

Christopher Lee Bollyn,  Solving 9-11: The (Zionist) Deception that Changed the World (Christopher Bollyn, 2012)

James M. Wall: United Methodists To Boycott US Companies Selling to Israel in Support of Genocide and Atrocities Against Palestinians?

Glen Yeadon and John Hawkins, The Nazi Hydra in America: Suppressed History of a Century (Progressive Press, 2008)

James F. Simon, What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States (Simon & Schuster, 2003

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Apr 29