Archive - August - 2007

Do Not Believe A Word of This

J. Edgar Hoover's "D-list", Spying on United States Citizens since February 2001, and Neocon Control of United States by Deception

by Fly_On_The_Wall

I feel it is time to tell a story, or "Tell-A-Vision" as ~@~ calls it, and if you are worried about loosing your denial, please do not believe any of the following words.

In almost every situation there is a foundation and on that foundation, everything else is built.

A strong foundation will provide greater support, and at this point, ~@~ would add, "The best foundations are foundations built on truth."

Origin of the Plan

Let us assume Dahbud hit on something in his, "Origin of the Plan" page

and that General Douglas MacArthur, Republican House Minority leader Joe Martin of Massachusetts, Republican California Representative Richard M. Nixon, and Republican Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy were all 'tight' friends, "vowing vengeance [on Democrats], no matter how long it takes." It is worthwhile to mention all of these men had another friend and his name was J. Edgar Hoover.

It is important, as stated at the bottom of the above page, that Gen. Tommy Franks said in an interview with the lifestyle magazine Cigar Aficionado that if another terrorist attack occurs in the United States "the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government".

I am also amused at how it goes from Bush I (Bush I and Bush II are members of Skull & Bones)

"The Skull & Bones members believe in the idea of "constructive chaos." By keeping their true policy intentions secret, by constantly sending out mixed signals on all critical policy issues, they consciously seek to sow confusion among both their nominal "friends" and "enemies" alike."

to:: The Project for the New American Century's 1998 letter to President Clinton, and it is at this point we enter the world of denial make believe.

In military/government work there was always talk, in very quiet circles, about ''those'' who did not have (Being extremely polite) the best intentions for the United States and lacked basic human integrity.

When I was younger, and in the military, I asked how this could have happen, and it was explained to me, as a "foot in the door effort that gained rank," and "the reason why it existed was because it was small, did not represent a threat [At that time.], and was hard to remove."

If given enough time 'most things' are revealed and I almost fell off my chair when I heard who was going to run a clandestine group in the Pentagon; the one you may know as "The Office of Special Plans".

But that is not what I wanted to talk about. What I want to talk about is how Neocons ended up with a copy of J. Edgar Hoover's "D list" and some other less known files containing photographs and movies.

For the 'Duh challenged', Hoover used information mentioned on the "D list" to bribe people. The photographs and movies compromise a large number of people, who, in some cases were 'set up'; as in, drugging people and filming them doing things that would destroy them and their families. One of the more interesting films shows two young Texans arriving at an infamous East Coast airport, picking up a kilo or two of cocaine, and flying back to Texas for a party (If one finds this hard to believe, ask the FBI.)

On the above linked [The Plan] page, it appears there are 'those' committed to the alleged "Plan" and this attitude appears as part of the Neocon letter to Clinton.

Spying on United States Citizens

Spying on United States citizens started the moment Bush took over office [Approximately February 2001.] and it is interesting to remember spying ONLY surfaced when it was discovered the government was doing surveillance on a group of peaceful Christian Quakers.

The sad truth is, this was another Rove-A-Dope and diversion from truth. The reason spying was instituted was because Corporate Media portrayed George Bush as an idiot and buffoon during his first six months in office; leading up to the inside job, known as 9/11... and if you think this is still foolish to believe, I refer you to the article, "Operation Pearl" by Professor A.K. Dewdney, August 2003, where, at the bottom, in his "core requirements" he states a minimum of 36 people were needed to pull off 9/11 as an INSIDE JOB:

The first group of people who were spied on were politicians, their staff and associations. The second group were reporters and media personalities, in both talent and executive levels, their staff, and associations.

Associations include individuals outside of work and usually obtained from home phones or personal cell phones and based on a "ten tier" (Ten people most called outside work, followed by ten people of each of the original ten or a 'circle of 100'.).

With accumulated profiles (on 'all' these individuals) control was easy (We know who you buy your coke from, we know the porn sites you visit, we know which massage parlors you visit, we have pictures of what you did or did not do in the bedroom.) and reflects how this information can be abused. [If you are not quite sure what is being suggested, ask yourself why would reporters, so easily, roll over for Rove; et. al., and run false and/or misleading stories having the ability to control public thought and opinion; (Remembering: At one time, 82-87% of the United States people thought missiles could hit U.S. from Iraq; along with other W.M.D.)?]

Ali Baba: On the 40 Thieves

My experience is, every boy in my generation, plus or minus ten years, surrounding me, read "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" (I am older than Bush).

One of the stories points out how a very small group of thieves can take out an extremely large, guarded, caravan by hiding in the sand and 'offing' the last member of the caravan and replacing him with a thief, until the entire caravan is in their control. Sounds like what is happening currently in Iraq, doesn't it?

On top of this story, there is the fact there has been war in Iraq between two groups for over fourteen hundred years and Bush is going to change that overnight? = not a chance in the world; that is, unless he blows up the entire region [There is a massive fleet of U.S. ships currently in the Persian Gulf with more than enough fire power to blow up Asia, Middle East, and part of Europe.]... current headlines suggest Bush is setting up HIS WAR to last, at least, another fifty years. If you don't think a DRAFT will manifest 'down the road' then you have not been paying attention.

"Dry Drunk" Syndrome

Dry drunk is a term used, often disparagingly, by members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and by substance abuse counselors who subscribe to the AA theory of alcoholism to describe the recovering alcoholic who is no longer drinking but whose thought processes are considered to continue to be distorted by the thought patterns of addiction.

George Bush says he talks with GOD and personally, I wish everyone would Google "Dry Drunk Syndrome" and at least look at a greater possibility.

Addiction, Brain Damage and the President
"Dry Drunk" Syndrome and George W. Bush

Addiction, Brain Damage and the President
"Dry Drunk" Syndrome and George W. Bush
CounterPunch - October 11, 2002

O'Neill's Revelations and the Mind of Bush
Dry Drunk Confirmed
CounterPunch - January 22, 2003

It is at this point I have to ask, "Can Neocons Really Be That Stupid?" and the answer that returns is Yes, because of Greed; followed by, 'Neocons will do anything to remain free of War Crimes and keep out of jail, and so will Republicans and Democrats'.

It is important to bring HONESTY back into government and remove those who would destroy the United States Government and replace it with a Corporatist 4th Reich.

Dahbud covers most of the above information in the following articles listed on the left side of this page:

They/Them - Neocon Letter - Understand 9/11 - Every Time You Kill - Rethinking 9/11

PHOTO: 3,300+ Dead US Soldiers all come back to one man....

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PHOTO: 3,300+ Dead US Soldiers all come back to one man....
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Depressing, yet amazingly symbolic.

Paranoid or Not: Blowing Up the World to Avoid War Crimes

'Fly' pointed out something that made me cringe.

One may recall the diversion Axis of Evil speech, how the hunt for Osama ended, and the false propaganda began before the Illegal war in Iraq.

With everything known, Bush Administration Neocons and many others surrounding them are facing War Crime charges and we feel they are evil/crazy enough to 'take down the planet with them'.

If YOU have been paying close attention, you may have heard references to 'years in the future' (10 or greater) before we are to 'realize George's alleged accomplishments with his war on Iraq [If you look at his resume, it reeks failure and we are supposed to believe "things don't change, people do?].

Here are some recent headlines to support this paranoia:

Enough Nukes to Blow Up Asia,
Middle East, and part of Europe.

Nobody Cares

"I shall give the propagandist cause for starting the war. Never mind if it is implausible or not." - Adolph Hitler

Currently, 31 percent of the Navy’s 276 ships — all told, 85 ships, including 13 submarines — are deployed, according to the Navy.

In or headed to Persian Gulf according to Google News:

Aircraft Carrier - USS Reagan carrier strike group

Aircraft Carrier - USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

Aircraft Carrier - USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group

Destroyer - USS Hamilton

Destroyer - USS Russell

Guided Missile Cruiser - USS Antietam

Guided Missile Destroyer - USS Preble

Guided Missile Destroyer - USS O'Kane

Guided Missile Destroyer - USS Paul Hamilton

Guided Missile Frigate - USS Rentz

Mine Sweeper - USS Gladiator (one of six)

Submarine - USS Newport News (four nuclear subs alleged)

Submarine - USS Key West

Supply Ship - USNS Bridge

[Note: Based on 'Aircraft Carrier' groups, it is obvious 'all deployed ' ships in/to the Persian Gulf are not listed. The only 'known alleged information' is the 31 percent deployment figure printed in the January 2007 Navy Times, linked above.]

Ballistic Missile Proliferation 2005 Map

World Nuclear Status 2005 Map

Proliferation Status 2005


A High Price to Pay for Ignorance

by Philip Giraldi

The Pentagon and White House continue to argue that they are not planning a war against Iran in spite of the continuing buildup of naval forces in the Persian Gulf, which will peak with the arrival of a third carrier group at the end of May. The naval aviation and missile resources available, which are not being used to support combat operations in neighboring Iraq, far exceed any reasonable level required to send Iran a warning or to reassure Gulf Arab allies. The carrier concentration has even weakened U.S. ability to respond militarily elsewhere, most particularly in the Western Pacific, where an unpredictable North Korea continues to pose a genuine threat. Multiple carrier groups in the Persian Gulf can only mean that another preemptive war, this time against Iran, is either about to take place or is being viewed as a serious option. [Continue Reading At]:

In Conclusion, Draw Your Own Conclusion

I found ~@~'s old main page and it has most of what needs to be recalled and re-understood. Read It!:

Addendum - 25 July 2007

REPORT #19: Terror attacks in America!

by Caspar Greeff, JungleBlog

[Ed. Note: I have a tendency to listen to Shamans. - From ~@~'s Remnant of Paradise]

Sunday Times Lifestyle writer Caspar Greeff reports from the Amazon jungle where he has gone to participate in shamanic ceremonies and drink the powerful psychotropic brew ayahuasca - the vine of the dead.

After the ceremony, Javier told us of the visions he had seen recently.

He told us there were going to be terror attacks in the US on August 13. Seven cities were going to be hit, big buildings were going to be destroyed.

"Which cities are going to be attacked?" asked Matt.

"Chicago, New York, Jersey, and a city near the sea with a beautiful bridge linking it to another city..."

"San Francisco."

"Yes. And another city near the sea, a city that's on the border with another country. I see a big fence..."

"Probably San Diego," said Grossman.

"Two buildings near the seat of government in America are going to be destroyed," said Javier.

"Washington," said Grossman.

"Who is behind these attacks?" asked Matt.

"A tall man with a long white beard."

"I guess he doesn't mean Santa Claus," I said. "It sounds more like our old friend Osama bin Laden."

"Yes," said Javier. "This man lives underground, I see him in a huge cavern - as big as a village -five to 15 metres underground and he is surrounded by men with guns. He will never be caught. He is working with the president of the United States. And the president of the United States is the anti-Christ."

"George Bush?"

"Yes. He is the devil. He has the key to the gates of hell. On the key it is written, 'With this key I send all humans to hell.' He speaks of peace, but he loves death. He wants people to take drugs and drink alcohol so they will die sooner. He wants suffering, he wants war, he wants death."

"Javier, are you sure of this date?" asked Matt. "August 13?"

"Yes. Octavio has seen this too. After America is attacked on that date there will be more attacks in October and then more attacks in December. I also see powerful winds killing many people, I see a tidal wave, I see much destruction."

"Ask Javier what the good news is," I said to Matt.

Javier smiled and said, "I will tell you that after the next ceremony."

[Continue Reading Entire Article At]:

French "knew in 2001 al Qaeda was planning hijack"

PARIS (Reuters) - French secret services produced nine reports between September 2000 and August 2001 looking at the al Qaeda threat to the United States, and knew it planned to hijack an aircraft, the French daily Le Monde said on Monday.

The newspaper said it had obtained 328 pages of classified documents that showed foreign agents had infiltrated Osama bin Laden's network and were carefully tracking its moves.

One document prepared in January 2001 was entitled "Plan to hijack an aircraft by Islamic radicals," and said the operation had been discussed in Kabul at the start of 2000 by al Qaeda, Taliban and Chechen militants.

The hijack was meant to happen between March and September 2000 but the planners put it back "because of differences of opinion, particularly over the date, objective and participants," Le Monde said, citing the report.

The attacks on U.S. cities that eventually took place on September 11, 2001 killed almost 3,000 people.

Le Monde said the French report of January 2001 had been handed over to a CIA operative in Paris, but that no mention of it had ever been made in the official U.S. September 11 Commission, which produced its findings in July 2004.

The newspaper quoted a former senior official at France's DGSE secret service agency as saying that, although France thought a hijack was being planned, the DGSE did not know that the plot involved flying aircraft into buildings.

"You have to remember that a plane hijack (in January 2001) did not have the same significance as it did after September 11. At the time, it implied forcing a plane to land at an airport and undertaking negotiations," said Pierre-Antoine Lorenzi.

Le Monde said the documents showed the French believed bin Laden was still receiving help from family members and senior officials in Saudi Arabia ahead of September 11, 2001, despite attempts to clamp down on the network after al Qaeda's attacks on U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998.

Support information:

Missing White House E-mail Forensics


Honest, I Hit the Delete Key 5,000,000 Times By Mistake, ...Really

Karl Rove  belongs in jail.

Iraqi's book takes on U.S. mismanagement


NEW YORK - In a rueful reflection on what might have been, an Iraqi government insider details in 500 pages the U.S. occupation's "shocking" mismanagement of his country — a performance so bad, he writes, that by 2007 Iraqis had "turned their backs on their would-be liberators."

"The corroded and corrupt state of Saddam was replaced by the corroded, inefficient, incompetent and corrupt state of the new order," Ali A. Allawi concludes in "The Occupation of Iraq," newly published by Yale University Press.

Allawi writes with authority as a member of that "new order," having served as Iraq's trade, defense and finance minister at various times since 2003. As a former academic, at Oxford University before the U.S.-British invasion of Iraq, he also writes with unusual detachment.

The U.S.- and British-educated engineer and financier is the first senior Iraqi official to look back at book length on his country's four-year ordeal. It's an unsparing look at failures both American and Iraqi, an account in which the word "ignorance" crops up repeatedly.

First came the "monumental ignorance" of those in Washington pushing for war in 2002 without "the faintest idea" of Iraq's realities. "More perceptive people knew instinctively that the invasion of Iraq would open up the great fissures in Iraqi society," he writes.

What followed was the "rank amateurism and swaggering arrogance" of the occupation, under L. Paul Bremer's Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), which took big steps with little consultation with Iraqis, steps Allawi and many others see as blunders:

• The Americans disbanded Iraq's army, which Allawi said could have helped quell a rising insurgency in 2003. Instead, hundreds of thousands of demobilized, angry men became a recruiting pool for the resistance.

• Purging tens of thousands of members of toppled President Saddam Hussein's Baath party — from government, school faculties and elsewhere — left Iraq short on experienced hands at a crucial time.

• An order consolidating decentralized bank accounts at the Finance Ministry bogged down operations of Iraq's many state-owned enterprises.

• The CPA's focus on private enterprise allowed the "commercial gangs" of Saddam's day to monopolize business.

• Its free-trade policy allowed looted Iraqi capital equipment to be spirited away across borders.

• The CPA perpetuated Saddam's fuel subsidies, selling gasoline at giveaway prices and draining the budget.

In his 2006 memoir of the occupation, Bremer wrote that senior U.S. generals wanted to recall elements of the old Iraqi army in 2003, but were rebuffed by the Bush administration. Bremer complained generally that his authority was undermined by Washington's "micromanagement."

Although Allawi, a cousin of Ayad Allawi, Iraq's prime minister in 2004, is a member of a secularist Shiite Muslim political grouping, his well-researched book betrays little partisanship.

On U.S. reconstruction failures — in electricity, health care and other areas documented by Washington's own auditors — Allawi writes that the Americans' "insipid retelling of `success' stories" merely hid "the huge black hole that lay underneath."

For their part, U.S. officials have often largely blamed Iraq's explosive violence for the failures of reconstruction and poor governance.

The author has been instrumental since 2005 in publicizing extensive corruption within Iraq's "new order," including an $800-million Defense Ministry scandal. Under Saddam, he writes, the secret police kept would-be plunderers in check better than the U.S. occupiers have done.

As 2007 began, Allawi concludes, "America's only allies in Iraq were those who sought to manipulate the great power to their narrow advantage. It might have been otherwise."

(Video) The Weather Underground (Video)

In October 1969 hundreds of young people, clad in football helmets and wielding lead pipes, marched through an upscale Chicago shopping mall district, pummeling parked cars and smashing shop windows in their path.

This was the first demonstration of the Weather Underground's "Days of Rage." Outraged by the Vietnam War and racism in America, the organization waged a low-level war against the U.S. government through much of the 1970s, bombing the Capitol building, breaking Timothy Leary out of prison, and evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history.

The Weather Underground is a feature-length documentary that explores the rise and fall of this radical movement, as former members speak candidly about the idealistic passion that drove them to "bring the war home" and the trajectory that placed them on the FBI's most wanted list.

The Weather Underground is provided by the Free History Project and is 1 hour 30 minutes in length (high speed internet connection advised). The video is located at:

The Free History Project is located at:

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Pedophiles in White House or Sodomites from Hell?

Seymour Hersh says the US government has videotapes of boys being sodomized at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

"The worst is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking," the reporter told an ACLU convention last week. Hersh says there was "a massive amount of criminal wrongdoing that was covered up at the highest command out there, and higher." Continue Reading at:

Do Republicans and Democrats Serve As Ministers of Satan?

by Dahbud Mensch

Republicans spent 55 million of your tax dollars in order to discover if Monica swallowed and impeach a president over fellatio.

Republicans spent a little over 3 million of your tax dollars on the 9/11 cOMMISSION and the 3000 people murdered in New York.

Republicans, thanks to a shameful Supreme Court, which Pat Robertson wanted to blow up, placed evil Neocons in charge of the United States.

Republicans and Democrats are guilty of murdering innocent civilians and our troops in Iraq based on Republican lies, with exception of Barbara Lee, who held by her convictions.

A majority of Americans are 'stoned-out' on sleeping pills, tranquilizers, and mood elevators according to 198,000,000 prescriptions (Reported by "60 Minutes".) written for those evil drugs since 9/11.

The current government of the United States ignores the wishes, safety, and happiness of WE THE PEOPLE.

The Christian, Muslim, Jewish GOD said, "thou shall not kill" and (for true Christians) JESUS extended this concept when he said,

Christians are to no longer execute sinners, so they should not wage carnal war, but spiritual warfare (John 18:36; 2 Corinthians 10:1-6; Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Timothy 1:18-20; 6:11-14; 2 Timothy 2:3-5; 4:6-8)

Christians must be peacemakers forgiving those who do them harm treating their enemies with love and not seeking revenge (Matthew 5:9, Romans 14:19), (Ephesians 4:29-32; Colossians 3:12-14; Matthew 6:9-15; Mark 11:25-26), (Luke 6:27-36) (Romans 12:17-21; 1 Peter 3:8-12).

Hatred which is the same as murder is unforgiving, vengeful and hostile towards one's enemies (1 John 3:15)

whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness

Bush Administration Uses CIA To Stonewall Iraqgate Investigation

This article is from the early '90s and proof, "Things don't change, People do!"

by Jack Colhoun

In House floor speeches, Rep. Henry Gonzalez has documented how pre-Gulf War U.S. policy helped Iraq develop weapons of mass destruction. But President George Bush, taking a page from one of the darkest chapters of the Nixon presidency, has enlisted the CIA as part of his campaign to derail the Texas Democrat's Iraqgate investigation. The CIA is investigating Gonzalez for revealing allegedly secret intelligence information, which it claims has harmed U.S. national security interests.

Involving the CIA in domestic political affairs is one of the few remaining taboos in U.S. politics, and so far, Bush has gotten away scot-free with it. His predecessor, Richard Nixon, was forced to resign a few days after the infamous "smoking gun" tape revealed that he had instructed White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman to tell CIA Director Richard Helms to refuse to cooperate with the FBI's investigation of Watergate.

While the media and the Washington pundits have duly reported the CIA's investigation of Gonzalez, they have failed to note the resemblance between the way Bush and Nixon instigated domestic involvement of the CIA to protect their administrations. Nor have the media explored the ominous political implications of Bush-the first former CIA director elected president using the Agency to discredit his political foes.

The House Banking Committee, which Gonzalez chairs, began looking into pre-Gulf War U.S. policy toward Iraq in 1990. "We have determined that your statements in the Congressional Record on July 7, 1992, included information from a Top Secret compartmented and particularly sensitive document dated September 4, 1989, to which we gave your staff access," CIA Director Robert Gates wrote in a July 24 letter to Gonzalez.

"Because of the sources and methods underlying that information, I will ask for a damage assessment to determine the impact of the disclosure." Adm. William O. Studeman, acting CIA director while Gates was abroad, informed Gonzalez in a July 28 letter that the CIA's Office of Security would also assess Gonzalez's House floor speeches of July 21 and July 27, 1992. Studeman claimed that Gonzalez revealed other Top Secret intelligence information in these speeches. The maverick Mexican-American lawmaker from San Antonio, Texas, angrily denied the CIA's charges. "Your insinuation that I have revealed Top Secret, compartmented information is inflammatory and without merit," Gonzalez declared in a July 30 letter to Gates. "In fact, I have taken great pains to ensure that all information I have placed in the Congressional Record is of the broadest nature and readily available from public sources."

Gonzalez added he was "extremely disappointed that the CIA was allowing itself to be used to build a smokescreen around the president's flawed policies. The CIA should be above involving itself in the political problems of the administration." Gonzalez also charged that since spring, the CIA has not cooperated with the House Banking Committee. Attorney General William Barr, in a May 15, 1992, letter to the Texas Democrat, announced that the administration would no longer turn over classified documents to Gonzalez's committee without "specific assurances" that he won't make the information public.

Gonzalez, who has made public more classified U.S. documents than anyone since Daniel Ellsberg leaked the "Pentagon Papers," believes Bush is using the CIA to taint the Iraqgate investigation. Again the parallel is clear. In 1971, Nixon's White House "plumbers," led by CIA operative E. Howard Hunt, launched a campaign to discredit former Pentagon analyst Ellsberg and even broke into his psychiatrist's office to search for incriminating dirt.

Meanwhile, Republicans on Capitol Hill escalated their vilification campaign against Gonzalez. House Minority Leader Robert Michel (R-Ill.) introduced a resolution in the House on August 4 that calls on the House Ethics Committee to investigate Gonzalez's release of documents, citing the CIA probe of the 32-year House veteran. Michel charged that Gonzalez has violated the House code of conduct, but he failed to note that lawmakers who disclose classified information on the House or Senate floor are exempted from the federal law against making intelligence secrets public. Although the attacks against Gonzalez continue, the growing body of evidence he is disclosing makes it increasingly difficult for the Bush administration to dismiss the allegations. And that, Gonzalez believes, is why Bush unleashed the CIA.


Gonzalez rejects Bush's contention that U.S. policy was designed "to encourage Saddam Hussein to join the family of nations." "The Bush administration," Gonzalez charged in a July 27 speech, "sent U.S. technology to the Iraqi military and to many Iraqi military factories, despite overwhelming evidence showing that Iraq intended to use the technology in its clandestine nuclear, chemical, biological, and long-range missile programs." He quoted U.S. intelligence documents which show the administration knew that the Cleveland, Ohio, Matrix Churchill Corporation and the Atlanta branch of the Italian Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) were the cornerstones of a secret Iraqi arms technology procurement network in the U.S.

The administration's pro-Baghdad policy, spelled out in National Security Directive-26, adopted on October 2, 1989, was based on promoting U.S. trade with Iraq. The Commerce Department routinely approved applications from U.S. companies for the export to Iraq of "dual-use" technology, which has civilian and military applications.

"While the [Bush] policy did not permit the sale of bombs or something of that nature that would blow up," Gonzalez declared in a July 21 speech, "it clearly allowed the sale of the equipment needed to make them. The administration knew what Saddam Hussein was doing.... The head of Iraq's ambitious military industrialization efforts was Saddam's brother-in-law, ...Hussein Kamil, who directed the flow of over $2 billion in BNL commercial loans to various high-profile Iraqi weapons projects."

The progressive Texas Democrat contends that at a No- vember 8, 1989, meeting, the Bush administration used a secret CIA report in an internal battle. The issue was whether to provide Iraq with $1 billion in loan guarantees to buy U.S. farm exports issued by the Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). Previously, the Export-Import Bank and other federal agencies opposed full funding for Iraq because its deteriorating economy made Baghdad a poor credit risk.

"This time the CCC program for Iraq was approved," Gonzalez said in a July 7 speech. "The CIA report shows that unless the full $1 billion CCC program was approved, the president's goal of improving relations with Saddam Hussein as spelled out in NSD-26 would be frustrated." BNL-Atlanta made financial arrangements for the CCC program for Iraq.

The CIA report, Gonzalez pointed out, "indicates that BNL loans were used to fund Iraq's clandestine military procurement the U.S. and Europe. The report indicates that several of the BNL-financed front companies in the network were secretly procuring technology for Iraq's missile programs and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programs."

The House Judiciary Committee, after several hearings, called on Barr July 9, 1992, to appoint an independent counsel to investigate Iraqgate. This move had been boosted when Frank DeGeorge, inspector general for the Commerce Department, admitted at a June 23, 1992, House Judiciary Committee hearing that Commerce Department officials altered information on 66 export licenses for Iraq which were turned over to congressional investigators. The export licenses were changed from "VEHICLES DESIGNED FOR MILITARY USE" to "COMMERCIAL UTILITY CARGO TRUCKS."

But Barr took a hard line when, on August 1 - for the first time since the Ethics in Government Act created the independent councel mechanism -- he rejected a request for an appointment. Instead, the Justice Department, he asserted, would continue its investigation of Iraqgate. Barr called the charges outlined by the House Judiciary Committee too "vague" to justify an independent counsel.

"First the attorney general denounces and obstructs congressional investigations and now blocks inquiries by a special counsel," Gonzalez responded the same day. "Barr is playing a dangerous game in a desperate effort to protect the Bush administration."

The Army is ordering injured troops to go to Iraq


Rove and Bush Set Up Demo_craps To Initiate Military Draft In 2008

At Fort Benning, soldiers who were classified as medically unfit to fight are now being sent to war. Is this an isolated incident or a trend?

By Mark Benjamin

March 11, 2007 | COLUMBUS, Ga. -- "This is not right," said Master Sgt. Ronald Jenkins, who has been ordered to Iraq even though he has a spine problem that doctors say would be damaged further by heavy Army protective gear. "This whole thing is about taking care of soldiers," he said angrily. "If you are fit to fight you are fit to fight. If you are not fit to fight, then you are not fit to fight."

As the military scrambles to pour more soldiers into Iraq, a unit of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Ga., is deploying troops with serious injuries and other medical problems, including GIs who doctors have said are medically unfit for battle. Some are too injured to wear their body armor, according to medical records.



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