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Osama bin Laden Captured

 
    Osama bin Laden Captured
 
 
Virus name:   Osama bin Laden Captured

Status:   Real.

Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2004]


Subject: Osama bin Laden Captured

Hey, Just got this from CNN, Osama Bin Laden has been captured! A video and some pictures have been released. Go to the link below for pictures, I will update the page with the video as soon as I can.


Origins:   There are few headlines that would grab the attention of more computer users around the world than "Osama bin Laden Captured," and that's exactly what whoever created this lure was counting on to snare unsuspecting victims who use Microsoft platforms.

"Osama bin Laden Captured" isn't a virus in itself; it's the text of a message that includes a link to a file called EXPLOIT.EXE. When a message recipient clicks on this link to view what he thinks are pictures of Osama bin Laden's capture, he can end up downloading an executable trojan known as Backdoor-AZU, BKDR_LARSLP.A, Download.Trojan, TrojanProxy.Win32.Small.b, or Win32.Slarp.

Clicking the embedded link in the "Osama bin Laden Captured" message auto-executes a file called "EXPLOIT.EXE," which exploits a known security hole to download the trojan. According to McAfee Security:
The trojan opens a random port on the victim's machine. It sends the port information to a webpage at IP address 66.139.77.145. The trojan listens on the open port for instructions and redirects traffic to other IP addresses. Spammers and hackers can take advantage of compromised systems by using the infected computer as a middleman, allowing them to pass information through it and remain anonymous.
Microsoft has made available updates that close the hole exploited by this trojan.

Additional information:  
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(McAfee Security)
Last updated:   27 April 2004
 
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Sen. Corzine, call for end to Iraq War to prevent a 9/11 in NJ!

Sen. Corzine, on the several occasions when we met and
discussed the Iraq War with you, we both succumbed to
your impeccable logic and patriotism in refusing to
call for an immediate Iraq pull-out. Indeed, it would
make the US look stupid, first making such a mess of
that country and then abandoning it without fixing it
right after an election.

BUT NOW, SEN. CORZINE, THINGS ARE VERY DIFFERENT IN
IRAQ FROM WHEN WE LAST SPOKE!

(1) In the North the Kurds are drunk on the idea that
they can steal themselves a country from Iraq now and
later add parts of Turkey, Iran and Syria to it. This
people that for a thousand years never had a state of
their own because they could only get together to kill
each other, think that they can, on the back of
America's efforts to liberate them from Saddam
Hussein, break off of Iraq a rump homeland as an
initial base—also claiming as their own more than 1/3
of Iraq's oilfields in the North. Using the arms we
supplied, they intend to expand into neighboring
countries by force and terror. Despite American pleas
and their promise to integrate themselves into the
Iraqi nation we liberated, they are provoking war with
Turkey, thinking that we have no choice but to support
them against other Islamics.

(2) In the South, the most numerous but weak Shi'ites
have worked out a unity deal with Shi’ite Iran so that
its infiltrated fighters will help them impose on the
Sunnis and Kurds a Shi'ia Sharia (ie. religious rule).

(3) In the bloody triangle of Mid-Iraq-- including
Baghdad-- The Sunnis fight on, ready to make a
short-term Arab majority alliance of convenience with
the Shi'ia to prevent the Kurdish usurpation of
Northern Iraq—this is our only hope. This Arab
majority union of convenience they will make, however,
only AFTER our troops are completely pull out of Iraq.

(4) Thanks to Bush’s war, Iraq will suffer that which
Saddam Hussein had prevented from happening for
decades: the fragmentation of Iraq into bloody civil
war without end.

(5) Though the Shi'ia are a very large majority of
Iraq and the Sunnis a minority, in the Middle East,
Iraq is a Shi'ia island in a Sunni ocean; for Iraq's
neighbors are almost all Sunnis, except for Iran. Thus
Bush’s present policies are helping to bring about a
regional conflagration as Iraq degenerates to a
three-way civil war using the arms we supplied. Our
remaining troops could well find themselves helpless
in the crossfire of a regional Sunni-Shi'ia-Kurdish
war that never ends.

This is the mess GW Bush made when he gave in to VP
Cheney's avaricious appetite for Iraq's oil,
disguising it as preempting WMDs. Bush's CRIMINAL
NEGLIGENCE and Cheney's CRIMINAL INTENT are costing
our nation more in blood and treasure than anyone
would have imagined. It is weakening us as a nation
and as a force for peace and democracy, leaving us
vulnerable to the Islamic extremists' war of terror.

Yet, Bush has already let it be known that for him the
polls speak louder than his non-existent win/exit
policies. Thus, from the leaking of British withdrawal
documents by the Pentagon to Baghdad forces’ Chief
Commander, Gen. Casey’s press briefing, the word is
sent forth that we will-- in large part-- withdraw our
troops-- NOT IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS-- but rather IN
TIME FOR THE 2006 CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION...Thus once
again, it is clear that neither Bush nor Rumsfeld make
policy but Bush's "brain," political hack, Karl Rove
does!

A partial withdrawal at a time when, privately, all
commanders agree that our forces in Iraq are already
spread too thin, will leave the soldiers left behind
as sitting ducks in an Iraqi-against-Iraqi
conflagration. Our training of Iraqis will only serve
to help them better kill each other. And our remaining
soldiers, spread so thin, will need to depend even
more on protection with air and artillery ordnance.
These imprecise weapons will cause far more civilian
casualties. Sec. of Defense Rumsfeld may call these
mere "inevitable collateral damage," but we know that
such mounting casualties will further escalate the
number of Iraqi survivors devoting their lives only to
killing as many Americans as they can in revenge. How
can we allow ever decreasing American forces to face
ever increasing suicide killers from amongst the
surviving relatives of victims of our ordnance devoted
to killing in revenge as many Americans as possible?

These residual forces at risk are OUR sons and
daughters living forever at risk in enclaves
protecting the Cheney oil fields in Iraq. Anyone who
does not feel these troops to be OUR KIDS does not
deserve to call him/herself an American. There’s
nothing worse than the passive “Ain’t my kid goin’ to
Iraq” syndrome of some people. We must all judge Iraq
as though Bush were sending our son/daughter,
father/mother, brother/sister to Iraq. None of us can
pretend to be caring Americans and not see it that
way.

BUT YOU, SIR, ARE RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR, NOT
PRESIDENT....

TRUE, one might argue that, running for New Jersey
Governor, you are not in a position to propose
foreign policy, as if you were running for President.
But as governor you will be waist-deep in our state's
homeland security needs. We refuse to believe that you
learned nothing from the Madrid tragedy and recent
bombing incidents in London by home-grown extremist
Islamic terror cells.

Well sir, please don't be fooled by GW Bush's
claptrap: WE ARE FIGHTING *THEM* THERE SO THAT WE
WON'T HAVE TO FIGHT THEM *HERE*-- that's speechwriter
sound bite talk, for THEM are already HERE,
everywhere!

THERE ARE MANY ISLAMIC TERROR CELLS ALREADY HIDDING IN
NEW JERSEY-- just like the one that blew up the World
Trade Center in 1993!

They saw that when Bush reacted to 9/11 he could only
use blind force because our intelligence services were
in such disrepair. Lacking intelligence, he just sent
in the marines blind into Afghanistan, to step on the
mid-body of the snake (alQaeda), leaving the head free
to maneuver and bite again. The cells in New Jersey
saw that all the forces of the greatest power, when
sent to Afghanistan with a big foot but blind, failed
to seize the head (binLaden) even after four years of
trying; and, after failing, Bush has humiliated
himself declaring that we are no longer interested in
binLaden. These words from the (intel) blind giant
also gave them courage and steeled their
determination. Their determination was fueled by
hateful rage when they concluded that we are killing
innocent Muslims all over the world out of frustration
with our inability to catch their one guilty hero who
did us so much harm.

SO WHY WERE WE NOT ATTACKED YET?

All our signs of ignoble weakness have indeed steeled
the hearts of our homegrown terrorist cells.. If they
have not yet acted, bombing buses and trains, as in
England, it is only because their benchmark, unlike
for their European brethren, is 9/11. To do anything
less than the spectacular destruction of the World
Trade Center would, in their eyes be a sacrilege,
shaming them as wanting to attract attention on
themselves, away from the heroic 9/11 shaheeds
(suicide bombing "martyrs").

So, they certainly WILL act-- but not until they can
surpass the 9/11 spectacular with a dramatic mass
murder of their own.

Please, Sen. Corzine, come to terms that they are
already here and that the George Washington Bridge,
Port Newark, our oil refineries etc. are all wonderful
targets for them. They are just waiting and watching
for that one time that they need be right without
jumping for the 99 times when we are right.

Short of troops, Bush sucked the states dry of their
National Guard from guard duty at home against terror
to blind imperial duty in Iraq. New Jersey sent over
1000 National Guardsmen to Iraq. Don't you think that,
in light of Bush's Iraq motives and mess, they would
best serve to protect their own state of New Jersey?

YOU BET, SENATOR CORZINE!

So please, Sen. Corzine, in this campaign think of New
Jersey first. Call for saving our National Guardsmen
from death in Iraq so that they may come home and
protect against deaths in New Jersey. We as a nation
can't afford another 9/11 so we can't afford to send
our soldiers into Bush's Iraq mess that had nothing to
do with 9/11.

If you continue to support in silence Bush's
leadership based on incompetence you become part of
the problem like Forrester instead of a new way that
becomes a part of the solution.

We are two NJ REPUBLICANS, proud of it, that will
support and vote for you as our next Governor against
the Rove-run Bush troll, Forrester.

Daniel E. Teodoru and Ionas Aurelian Rus
Republicans who will work and vote for Corzine as the
first step in taking America back from Forrester and
Bush & Co. whom we do not consider to be real
Republicans.

Judge Roberts bites self in ass

By David G. Savage Times Staff Writer Fri Jul 29, 7:55 AM ET

WASHINGTON — The White House is citing the attorney-client privilege as the basis for refusing to reveal memos written by Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. when he was representing the government before the high court. At the time, Roberts was the top deputy to Solicitor Gen. Kenneth W. Starr.

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But it is not clear that this legal privilege shields the work of government lawyers from the eyes of government investigators — thanks to a legal ruling won by Starr himself, when he was independent counsel investigating

President Clinton.

Usually, the attorney-client privilege protects private lawyers from being forced to reveal what their clients told them. It also shields their notes and memos from prosecutors. This rule of secrecy is seen as vital to the adversarial process.

But in 1996, Starr challenged the notion that White House lawyers who worked for Clinton could invoke the attorney-client privilege when Starr sought notes they had written.

Starr argued that the lawyers worked for the people of the United States, not for the president.

Democrats are making a similar argument in Roberts' case: that the solicitor general represents the public interest.

The dispute was one of many legal tussles during Starr's six-year investigation of the Whitewater matter. It resulted in a broad appeals court ruling that held that government lawyers did not have the same right to keep secrets as private attorneys did.

"We believe the strong public interest in honest government and in exposing wrongdoing by public officials would be ill-served by recognition of a governmental attorney-client privilege" when prosecutors or congressional investigators are seeking information, the U.S. Court of Appeals in St. Louis said. "Even if we consider a congressional investigation to be an adversarial proceeding, the only harm that could come to the White House as a result of such an investigation is a political harm."

At issue in that case were notes taken by White House lawyers Jane Sherburne and Miriam Nemetz, who had met with First Lady

Hillary Rodham Clinton after she appeared before Starr's grand jury. Starr sought a court order that would force them to turn over their notes, but the White House refused, citing the attorney-client privilege.

A federal judge refused Starr's request, but he appealed the issue to the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. The court agreed with Starr that the attorney-client privilege did not shield the White House lawyers or their notes. "We decline to endorse the position of the White House where it is based on nothing more than political concerns," the appeals court said.

The ruling set off a furor in legal organizations, which had maintained that the attorneyclient privilege protected government lawyers as well. When the Clinton White House appealed the issue to the Supreme Court, the justices refused to hear the case. Only two justices — Clinton appointees

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer — voted to hear the appeal.

Regardless of the legal force of this privilege, many lawyers — Democrats as well as Republicans — have said in recent years that it would be unwise to insist on disclosure of memos written by lawyers in the solicitor general's office.

Three years ago, a letter to Senate Democrats signed by the seven living solicitor generals argued that it was a mistake for them to demand memos written by Miguel Estrada, a onetime lawyer in the solicitor general's office who had been nominated by

President Bush to the U.S. appeals court.

"Any attempt to intrude into the office's highly privileged deliberations could come at a cost…. We do not think the confidentiality and integrity of internal deliberations should be sacrificed in the process" of seeking more information on Estrada's views, they wrote.

The signers included Archibald Cox, who had served under President Kennedy, and Robert H. Bork, who held the post under President Nixon.

However, in previous Supreme Court nomination battles — including Bork's — some materials from the solicitor general's office were turned over to the Senate.

This conflict between the value of confidentiality and the public's need to know parallels the recent battle over a journalist's right to shield confidential sources.

While news reporters often say they must protect sources who have spoken to them in confidence, the Supreme Court has refused to recognize that privilege as a matter of law.

When special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald said he needed to know whom Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper and New York Times reporter Judith Miller had spoken to at the White House, a federal judge ordered them to reveal what they knew. Miller refused and was jailed.

In contrast to this legal battle, disputes between the Senate and the White House over documents turn more on politics than on the law.

Three years ago, Democrats were clinging to a narrow majority in the Senate when they said they needed to know more about Estrada's thinking before confirming him. They noted he had not been a judge and had written little.

However, the White House refused to disclose memos from his time in the solicitor general's office. After a long stalemate, Estrada withdrew his nomination.

Roberts stands in a much stronger position. Republicans control the Senate, and they are not likely to press the White House to turn over more documents.

White House officials have not taken an entirely consistent position in the Roberts nomination. They agreed to reveal thousands of pages of files from his time as a young lawyer at the Justice Department in 1981 and 1982 and from his years in the White House counsel's office under President Reagan between 1982 and 1986. But they have said they will reveal no files from his time at the solicitor general's office from 1989 to 1993.

Meanwhile, the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee said Thursday they would make a "limited and targeted" request for documents on a few of the cases during Roberts' time at the solicitor general's office.

The solicitor general's small team of lawyers within the Justice Department decides the government's legal strategy before the Supreme Court. Most of the office's attorneys are career lawyers, but it is headed by two or more lawyers who are chosen by the White House.

"When I served as principal deputy solicitor general, my sole client was the United States," Roberts wrote four years ago, when he was seeking to be confirmed as an appeals court judge.

Led by Starr and Roberts, the solicitor's general office pressed a conservative legal agenda in the high court. It is Roberts' memos from that time that Senate Democrats are seeking as they evaluate his nomination for the Supreme Court.

In 1990, for example, Roberts argued and won a 5-4 ruling that made it harder for environmentalists to challenge the Reagan administration's policy of allowing more mining on public lands. In that case, the National Wildlife Federation had sued on behalf of several members, saying the expanded mining violated environmental laws.

But the high court, in an opinion by Justice

Antonin Scalia, ruled the wildlife activists did not have standing to sue because they could not show the expanded mining harmed them.

The next year, Roberts and his office intervened on behalf of Operation Rescue in a dispute over abortion clinics. The protesters had been sued under the Ku Klux Klan Act on allegations of conspiring to use force and threats to violate the constitutional rights of others — in this instance, the right of a pregnant woman to have an abortion. The high court, in a 6-3 ruling written by Scalia, said the law did not apply to abortion protests.

And in 1992, Starr's office intervened in a Pennsylvania case to argue that the Roe vs. Wade ruling should be overruled. The court disagreed, and in a 5-4 ruling upheld the right to legal abortion.

The Democrats said they were interested in whether Roberts fully endorsed these legal efforts or simply went along with a strategy devised by the White House.

Friday, July 29, 2005

They can't stop lying now

Summation of bush Administration
http://www.bushflash.com/right.html

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Plame Affair makes clear: USA is run by TRAITORS.

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Plame Affair makes clear: USA is run by TRAITORS.



Turd Blossom Rove and Scooter Libby don’t operate in a vacuum. They do not decide what policies to implement. They ONLY do what they’re told to do by Smirking Bush and Sneering Cheney, like which political opponent to destroy or which CIA agent to out.



So, it isn’t just Rove & Libby – Bush & Cheney also are traitors. Otherwise, these turds would want to find out who damaged national security by outing a top U.S. intelligence operative and her entire Organization.



Rove's Leak Points to Bush Conspiracy

By Robert Parry
July 11, 2005

A key national security principle for dealing with top-secret information, such as the identity of undercover CIA officers, is strict compartmentalization, often called “the need to know” – which raises the question why George W. Bush’s chief political adviser Karl Rove would know anything about the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame.

The answer to that mystery – why was Rove involved – may be more crucial to unraveling who was behind the illegal leaking of Plame’s name and the subsequent cover-up than even the identity of which Bush officials passed the information to right-wing pundit Robert Novak for his infamous column on July 14, 2003.

SNIP…

By contrast, George W. Bush has taken no known disciplinary action against anyone for letting the identity of a covert CIA officer leak out. Rove played a prominent role in Bush's reelection campaign and has since been promoted to deputy White House chief of staff.

Nor has Bush done anything to discourage his right-wing supporters from denigrating Wilson, who gets routinely mocked as a flaky self-promoter or a partisan Democrat.

These orchestrated attacks on Wilson have continued despite the fact that U.S. government investigations – including several ordered by Bush himself – have corroborated the absence of a pre-invasion Iraqi nuclear weapons program.

So, this long-term pattern of White House behavior suggests that negligence isn’t the whole story. Rather it looks as if the dissemination of Plame’s identity may have crossed the line into a criminal conspiracy at the highest levels of the U.S. government.

CONTINUED…

http://www.consortiumnews.com/2005/071105.html



Now that the Congress is run by the neo-Confederacy and the Courts are PACKED with Federalist Society nutjobs, we, as a nation, are in some serious doo-doo. The reason? If they won’t even investigate TREASON on the part of the White House, they sure as heck aren’t going to impeach the traitors responsible.

Pat Roberts (R-KKKansas), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is gearing up for an investigation of the Fitzgerald investigation. I kid you not.



Senate Panel to Examine Use of Cover by U.S. Spies

By Scott Shane
The New York Times, July 25, 2005

The Senate Intelligence Committee will conduct hearings on American spy agencies' use of cover to protect the identities of intelligence officers, the committee chairman said on Sunday.

The chairman, Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas, said on the CNN program "Late Edition" that the committee was "going to go into quite a series of hearings in regard to cover." The practice of intelligence cover has come under scrutiny during the investigation of the disclosure of the C.I.A. employment of Valerie Wilson, who had worked under cover for the agency for 18 years before being publicly identified as a C.I.A. operative in 2003.

SNIP…

Some Republicans have minimized the significance of the disclosure of Ms. Wilson's identity, noting not only her working at C.I.A. headquarters but also the fact that she did not have an in-depth cover story: her purported employer, a shell company created by the agency, was little more than a Boston post office box. They have also questioned whether the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act applied to her, because the law applies only to officers who have served overseas under cover in the previous five years.

But agency officials apparently believe that the law does apply to Ms. Wilson, possibly because she took overseas business trips in the five years before 2003. The C.I.A. sought an investigation, and the Justice Department and Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor, concurred in choosing to pursue the case.

CONTINUED…

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/25/politics/25leak.html?...





Wayne Madsen says Roberts plans to pull off an Iran-Contra. Remember how Poindexter and North got convictions overturned was by telling the GOP-controlled appellate court that they were given immunity for their Congressional testimony. So, someday soon, Turd Blossom and Scooter and whoever the heck else Fitzgerald plans to indict will testify with immunity from prosecution before Congress, seriously screwing up any chance of putting these traitorous slugs on trial. And thus keeping the Smirk and Sneer in charge of all the nukes.



Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) intends to interfere in Fitzgerald probe.

By Wayne Madsen
July 26, 2005

Senator Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, announced that his commitee will be "reviewing" the criminal probe by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald of the White House leak of the identities of covert CIA agents. If Roberts is serious and not just grandstanding, this may indicate that the White House is looking to give Fitzgerald's targets (Karl Rove, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, and others) congressional general immunity from prosecution in return for their testimony before Roberts' committee. This was the method by which John Poindexter and Oliver North were able to avoid jail time for their roles in Iran-contra, their convictions being overturned by a federal appeals court because of their previously granted congressional immunity. There is also a bit of Watergate redux in Roberts' statement. Pressure by the GOP on Fitzgerald is reminiscent of the Nixon administration's decision to fire Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. That prompted the resignations of Nixon's Attorney and Deputy Attorney General. Meanwhile, the Karl Rove/neocon spin machine is stepping up its criticism of ex-CIA officers who are defending Valerie Plame and Joseph Wilson. The Project for a New American Century (PNAC) director Gary Schmitt penned a screed in William Kristol's and Rupert Murdoch's Weekly Standard attacking former CIA officer and Valerie Plame colleague Larry Johnson, who gave the Democratic weekly radio response to Bush's address on July 23. The neocon attack on CIA veterans, including the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), began in earnest on the/Republican Freerepublic.com site, a bevy of white supremacists, JDLers, and John Birchers largely based in California's San Joaquin Valley and Orange County.

SOURCE:

http://www.waynemadsenreport.com /



So, CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS DON’T WANT TO FIND OUT IF THERE ARE TRAITORS IN THE WHITE HOUSE? Gee. Here in Reality World, that’s bad. Real, real bad. And that’s why I call these turds and slugs the Bush Family Evil Empire. They represent the world's greatest criminal enterprise ever. And they're what’s got me worried for our future, a future which is determined largely by the traitors in the White House.



Here's why I worry. Cheney, when he was Secretary of Defense in 1989, helped grease the wheels for the sale of 50 (fifty) F-16 fighter-bombers to Pakistan, who had the technology to convert them to nuclear bombers.



The Veep and Pakistan

Cheney Helped Cover-Up Nuclear Proliferation in 1989, So Pentagon Could Sell Pakistan Fighter Jets


By JASON LEOPOLD

When news of Pakistan's clandestine program involving its top nuclear scientist selling rogue nations, such as Iran and North Korea, blueprints for building an atomic bomb was uncovered last month, the world's leaders waited, with baited breath, to see what type of punishment President Bush would bestow upon Pakistan's President Pervez Musharaff.

SNIP...

Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and top members of the administration reacted with shock when they found out that Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistan's top nuclear scientist, spent the past 15 years selling outlaw nations nuclear technology and equipment. So it was sort of a surprise when Bush, upon finding out about Khan's proliferation of nuclear technology, let Pakistan off with a slap on the wrist. But it was all an act. In fact, it was actually a cover-up designed to shield Cheney because he knew about the proliferation for more than a decade and did nothing to stop it.

SNIP...

In 1989, the year Khan first started selling nuclear secrets on the black-market; Richard Barlow, a young intelligence analyst working for the Pentagon prepared a shocking report for Cheney, who was then working as Secretary of Defense under the first President Bush administration: Pakistan built an atomic bomb and was selling its nuclear equipment to countries the U.S. said was sponsoring terrorism.

But Barlow's findings, as reported in a January 2002 story in the magazine Mother Jones, were "politically inconvenient."

"A finding that Pakistan possessed a nuclear bomb would have triggered a congressionally mandated cutoff of aid to the country, a key ally in the CIA's efforts to support Afghan rebels fighting a pro-Soviet government. It also would have killed a $1.4-billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Islamabad," Mother Jones reported.

SNIP...

Cheney dismissed Barlow's report because he desperately wanted to sell Pakistan the F-16 fighter planes. Several months later, a Pentagon official was told by Cheney to downplay Pakistan's nuclear capabilities when he testified on the threat before Congress. Barlow complained to his bosses at the Pentagon and was fired.

CONTINUED…

http://www.counterpunch.org/leopold03082004.html



America! Please wake up! The country, the Constitution and your family’s safety depend on you!

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   Thanks Octafish! I personally didn't need Plame's and Brewster-Jennings  OmmmSweetOmmm   Jul-27-05 12:46 AM   #1 
   Understand what you mean, OmmmSweetOmmm.  Octafish   Jul-27-05 12:58 AM   #3 
   I thank you, as well for that much needed reminder.  AuntiBush   Jul-27-05 01:11 AM   #9 
   On 9/11, I was afraid  sfexpat2000   Jul-27-05 01:09 AM   #7 
   Thanks, Octafish. Truth is stranger, thanks for profiling this! nt  babylonsister   Jul-27-05 12:46 AM   #2 
   You're welcome, babylonsister! Plame Affair is much worse than we know...  Octafish   Jul-27-05 01:05 AM   #5 
      mushrooms yes..mushroom clouds no..  dbeach   Jul-27-05 01:13 AM   #10 
   Precisely.  understandinglife   Jul-27-05 01:04 AM   #4 
   Thanks, understandinglife! Great work, yours is.  Octafish   Jul-27-05 01:17 AM   #11 
      Sometimes The Problem With Intelligence  Me.   Jul-27-05 05:41 AM   #14 
   James Parrot and Pollie W. Cracker killed JFK  dbeach   Jul-27-05 01:08 AM   #6 
   I Know Someone Who Was At The Meeting On 9/11/01 In DC  Binka   Jul-27-05 06:26 AM   #18 
   as always....real journalists: Parry, Leopold, etal  Gabi Hayes   Jul-27-05 01:11 AM   #8 
   Great synthesys work  paineinthearse   Jul-27-05 01:42 AM   #12 
   Cannonfire blog has mounted an attack. FYI.  fooj   Jul-27-05 01:44 AM   #13 
   Betrayers of the U.S. Constitution. They've been exposed and there's  oasis   Jul-27-05 06:11 AM   #15 
   Maybe the indictments will come down mid Sept.  Disturbed   Jul-27-05 06:18 AM   #16 
   It's a massive coup-they took an oath and have betrayed America n/t  deacon   Jul-27-05 06:23 AM   #17 
 
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1. Thanks Octafish! I personally didn't need Plame's and Brewster-Jennings

outting to know that they are traitors. Since taking office, most every action has been to harm the people of our country.

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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 12:58 AM
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3. Understand what you mean, OmmmSweetOmmm.

As a good DUer said in January, 2001: "You don't steal elections to do good things."

They were absolutely correct.

For me, the treason goes back to Dallas on November 22, 1963, when George Herbert Walker Bush told the FBI he thought maybe a fellah in Houston may've been involved in the assassination of President Kennedy.

If Poppy had a clue, why didn't he notify the Feds BEFORE the motorcade?



I'm sure this is old hat for you, OmmmSweetOmmm. The reason for my redundancy is to help our visitors and guests learn some things that our history books and channels seem to leave out. Thanks for giving a damn, my Friend!

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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 01:11 AM
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9. I thank you, as well for that much needed reminder.

Not all of us know these things and certainly needs to be repeated time and time "and" time again now.

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sfexpat2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 01:09 AM
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7. On 9/11, I was afraid

Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 01:10 AM by sfexpat2000

of the Cabal.

So 'way beyond afraid now. We can't live our fears, my friend. Let's keep talking truth and acting as if. Sometimes, you have to throw the spaghetti at the 'frig more than once or twice.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 12:46 AM
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2. Thanks, Octafish. Truth is stranger, thanks for profiling this! nt

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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 01:05 AM
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5. You're welcome, babylonsister! Plame Affair is much worse than we know...

...It's only the tip of a very deep and dangerous iceberg. Brewster, Jennings & Associates worked to stop the spread of WMDs. Why bust that operation open? My theory: To hasten Chimpageddon.

As OmmmSweetOmmm noted above: Cheney, Bush & Associates work round the clock to bring on Doomsday. They'll be among the "saved" all right, deep down in an nuke-proof underground facility and out in the Swiss Alps and out in the aquifer-rich jungle of Bolivia, where Rev. Moon built his redoubt.

Here's what Whitley "Abductee" Strieber wrote about the outting of Varlerie Plame last year:



A National Catastrophe

By Whitley Strieber
Sunday June 27th, 2004

The outing of Valerie Plame in the column of Robert Novak has now led to the resignation of Jim Pavitt from the CIA. Mr. Pavitt was Valerie Plame’s superior. His work has been devastated by this catastrophic security leak, and he has apparently chosen to resign as a result. The announcement of his retirement is the tip of an iceberg of national disaster.

Don’t believe for a moment the rantings of lying radio hosts about this case. Valerie Plame was no small fish. The revelation of her name is, in fact, the most serious intelligence disaster in the history of this country. Only a tiny number of high officials, such as the president, the secretaries of state and defense, and a few high White House officials even have access to the names of the CIA’s NOC “non-official cover” officers. These are seemingly private individuals who are actually key CIA personnel, whose clandestine activities are run via carefully designed covers, companies that are legitimate from top to bottom and are not in any way thought to be CIA-associated, and have survived years of scrutiny from foreign intelligence operations, and are believed by even the best of them to be entirely non-CIA connected.

The names on the NOC list are among the greatest secrets possessed by our country, and the leaking of this particular name at this particular time could well be the single most traitorous act in our history, because it has blinded us to the actions of Iran as they are in the process of acquiring nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them.

In the case of Valerie Plame, she was connected with a company called Brewster-Jennings and Associates. They were primarily active in the US and Saudi Arabia, but also engaged in activities in China, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia and Syria.

Two decades of intelligence work in these countries has been compromised or destroyed by this monstrous act. Worse, we can no longer trust any intelligence being gathered via this critical resource.

Let me be very specific about the extent of this problem. Here are just two of the areas of possible compromise:

Spread across the southern areas of the former Soviet Union are numerous nuclear devices, fissionable material and delivery systems in various degrees of decay, nominally guarded by Russia and the countries in which the materials are now found. In addition, I assume that the United States has extensive operations in these areas, there to make sure that nothing more goes missing, and that what has already gone missing is tracked and located.

That work may now be effectively destroyed.

CONTINUED...

http://www.unknowncountry.com/journal/?id=162



Appears to me that the "mushroom cloud over an American city" may be the work of a nutty fundamenta-minimalist after all.


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dbeach (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 01:13 AM
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10. mushrooms yes..mushroom clouds no..

condi still wishing on stars and doing that self-fulfilling prophecy thing

did she lie to all her college profs?? and still passed??

still lying after all these yrs.

Chevron named a tanker after her..whadda an honor!!

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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 01:04 AM
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4. Precisely.



Peace.

www.missionnotaccomplished.us - How ever long it takes, the day must come when tens of millions of caring individuals peacefully but persistently defy the dictator, deny the corporatists their cash flow, and halt the evil being done in Iraq and in all the other places the Bu$h neoconster regime is destroying civilization and the environment in the name of "America."

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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 01:17 AM
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11. Thanks, understandinglife! Great work, yours is.

Thanks also for giving a damn.

Here's Mother Jones great article on Richard Barlow and leaders who don't give a fig for good intelligence, let alone peace:



Political Intelligence

News: What happens when U.S. spies get the goods-- and the government won't listen?


By Ken Silverstein & David Isenberg
January/February 2002 Issue

In 1989, an intelligence analyst working for then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney issued a startling report. After reviewing classified information from field agents, he had determined that Pakistan, despite official denials, had built a nuclear bomb. "I was not out there alone," the analyst, Richard Barlow, recalls. "This was the same conclusion that had been reached by many people in the intelligence community."

But Barlow's conclusion was politically inconvenient. A finding that Pakistan possessed a nuclear bomb would have triggered a congressionally mandated cutoff of aid to the country, a key ally in the CIA's efforts to support Afghan rebels fighting a pro-Soviet government. It also would have killed a $1.4-billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Islamabad.

Barlow's report was dismissed as alarmist. A few months later, a Pentagon official downplayed Pakistan's nuclear capabilities in testimony to Congress. When Barlow protested to his superiors, he was fired.

Three years later, in 1992, a high-ranking Pakistani official admitted that the country had developed the ability to assemble a nuclear weapon by 1987. In 1998, Islamabad detonated its first bomb. "This was not a failure of intelligence," says Barlow. "The intelligence was in the system."

Barlow's case points to an issue that has largely been overlooked in the post-September 11 debate about how to "fix" the nation's spy networks: Sometimes, the problem with intelligence is not a lack of information, but a failure to use it.

CONTINUED...

http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2002/01/politic...



Cheney, Bush and the whole lot of them have sold out the United States for a few lousy bucks. Such scum, they are.



"Unka Dick, whutza 'bendickarnal?'"

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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 05:41 AM
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14. Sometimes The Problem With Intelligence

is that those those in charge are too & determinedly stupid to recognize it.

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dbeach (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 01:08 AM
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6. James Parrot and Pollie W. Cracker killed JFK

Case is solved..gee that opium poppy bush is smart...


gimme a T for traitor..gimme a T for tennessee


folks reading this may pause and think..very interesting but unprovable..I got all the proof that my mind needs...

poppy was in TX on 11/22/63 and DC on 9/10/01

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Binka Donating Member (370 posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 06:26 AM
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18. I Know Someone Who Was At The Meeting On 9/11/01 In DC

With Poppy and he flew out of the country with the Bin Ladens on that private plane when every airport in the USA was in lock down mode. He told me "Bush did this."

He was there with the fucker and he said Poppy didn't bat an eye at the news of the WTC. Cool as ice. Evil Evil Evil. He is an Omani BTW not Saudi. The meeting Poppy was at with him was.........Carlyle Group. No shit.

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Gabi Hayes (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 01:11 AM
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8. as always....real journalists: Parry, Leopold, etal

Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 01:12 AM by Gabi Hayes

seen this yet?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Fitzgerald better realize that the BFEE are no amateurs, like Nixon, etal

this sounds serious

thx to pirate smile

By Walter Pincus and Jim VandeHei
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, July 27, 2005; Page A01

The special prosecutor in the CIA leak probe has interviewed a wider range of administration officials than was previously known, part of an effort to determine whether anyone broke laws during a White House effort two years ago to discredit allegations that President Bush used faulty intelligence to justify the Iraq war, according to several officials familiar with the case.

Prosecutors have questioned former CIA director George J. Tenet and deputy director John E. McLaughlin, former CIA spokesman Bill Harlow, State Department officials, and even a stranger who approached columnist Robert D. Novak on the street.

In doing so, special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald has asked not only about how CIA operative Valerie Plame's name was leaked but also how the administration went about shifting responsibility from the White House to the CIA for having included 16 words in the 2003 State of the Union address about Iraqi efforts to acquire uranium from Africa.


-snip-
Behind the scenes, the White House responded with twin attacks: one on Wilson and the other on the CIA, which it wanted to take the blame for allowing the 16 words to remain in Bush's speech. As part of this effort, then-deputy national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley spoke with Tenet during the week about clearing up CIA responsibility for the 16 words, even though both knew the agency did not think Iraq was seeking uranium from Niger, according to a person familiar with the conversation. Tenet was interviewed by prosecutors, but it is not clear whether he appeared before the grand jury, a former CIA official said.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20 ...

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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 01:42 AM
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12. Great synthesys work

It's all falling into place now.

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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 01:44 AM
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13. Cannonfire blog has mounted an attack. FYI.

Senator Pat Roberts is the new enemy. Here's how to fight him.

http://cannonfire.blogspot.com /

Cannonfire has a list of the Dems on the committee and makes suggestions as to how to go after this asshole.

Thanks Octafish. We can't afford to let up.

Peace.

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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 06:11 AM
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15. Betrayers of the U.S. Constitution. They've been exposed and there's

nowhere for them to hide in a free society.

Drip...drip...drip.


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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 06:18 AM
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16. Maybe the indictments will come down mid Sept.

before Pat Roberts can sabotoge them.

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deacon (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul-27-05 06:23 AM
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17. It's a massive coup-they took an oath and have betrayed America n/t

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