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26 Aug 2007

‘Operation Noble Eagle’ false flag operations underway: Florida Troops Deploy to Nation’s Capital 24 Aug 2007 Members of the 1st Battalion 265 Air Defense Artillery have mobilized and are on a plane headed first to Ft. Bliss, then for federal active duty in the capital region. The troops will be deployed for a year. The 265th is part of Operation Noble Eagle. They are ordered by the president [sic] to the nation’s capital, where they will operate high-tech weapons systems ‘against’ any potential air threat.

Even I question the ‘truth’ about 9/11 By Robert Fisk 25 Aug 2007 I am increasingly troubled at the inconsistencies in the official narrative of 9/11. It’s not just the obvious non sequiturs: where are the aircraft parts (engines, etc) from the attack on the Pentagon? Why have the officials involved in the United 93 flight (which crashed in Pennsylvania) been muzzled? Why did flight 93’s debris spread over miles when it was supposed to have crashed in one piece in a field? …I am talking about scientific issues… What about the third tower – the so-called World Trade Centre Building 7 (or the Salmon Brothers Building) – which collapsed in 6.6 seconds in its own footprint at 5.20pm on 11 September? Why did it so neatly fall to the ground when no aircraft had hit it? …Journalistically, there were many odd things about 9/11.

What’s in a name? U.S. rebrands Iraq ex-insurgents 25 Aug 2007 U.S. forces have rebranded one of the main ‘insurgent’ groups in Iraq and now use the term “concerned local nationals” to refer to a group that once claimed responsibility for killing scores of Americans.

Insurgents kill 22 villagers in Iraq 24 Aug 2007 About 200 gunmen stormed two villages in Diyala province Thursday, killing at least 22 members of a Sunni Arab tribe and taking 15 women and children hostage in an attack thought to be retaliation for their renunciation of Al Qaeda[al-CIAduh]-linked militants.

Iraq body count running at double pace 25 Aug 2007 This year’s U.S. troop buildup has succeeded in bringing violence in Baghdad down from peak levels, but the death toll from sectarian attacks around the country is running nearly double the pace from a year ago.

US surge sees 600,000 more Iraqis abandon home 25 Aug 2007 The scale of the human disaster in the Iraq war has become clearer from statistics collected by two humanitarian groups that reveal the number of Iraqis who have fled the fighting has more than doubled since the US military build-up began in February.

Car bomb kills seven in Baghdad – police 25 Aug 2007 A car bomb killed seven people and wounded 30 in a commercial area in northern Baghdad [Kadhimiya] on Saturday, police said, despite a stepped-up security presence in the capital ahead of a Shi’ite religious festival next week.
US ‘will not stop’ British pull-out at Basra Palace 26 Aug 2007 British troops will withdraw to the last military stronghold in Iraq imminently, and will not be “swayed by domestic political considerations” – including relations with the US – senior government sources said yesterday.

‘I don’t see any progress. Just us getting killed… I don’t want to be here anymore.’ GIs’ morale dips as Iraq war drags onWith tours extended, multiple deployments and new tactics that put them in bare posts in greater danger, they feel leaders are out of touch with reality. 25 Aug 2007 As military and political leaders prepare to deliver a ‘progress’ report on the conflict to Congress next month, many soldiers are increasingly disdainful of the happy talk that they say commanders on the ground and White House officials are using in their discussions about the war. And they’re becoming vocal about their frustration over longer deployments and a taxing mission that keeps many living in dangerous and uncomfortably austere conditions.

Critics Say Army Putting Spin on Iraq Suicides 25 Aug 2007 Some veterans organizations, soldiers’ relatives and psychiatrists are raising questions about an Army report that says no direction connection has been found between long troop deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and the army’s highest suicide rate since the first Gulf War. The Army report, released Aug. 16, said love and marriage problems were the main reasons for the highest rate of suicides [!?!] since 1991. Nearly a third of the 99 who committed suicide in 2006 were in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The Great Iraq Swindle –How Bush Allowed an Army of For-Profit Contractors to Invade the U.S. Treasury –How is it done? How do you screw the taxpayer for millions, get away with it and then ride off into the sunset with one middle finger extended, the other wrapped around a chilled martini? Ask Earnest O. Robbins — he knows all about being a successful contractor in Iraq. (Issue 1034, The Rolling Stone) 23 Aug 2007 According to the most reliable °(c)estimates, we have doled out more than $500 billion for the war, as well as $44 billion for the Iraqi reconstruction effort. And what did America’s contractors give us for that money? They built big steaming shit piles, set brand-new trucks on fire, drove back and forth across the desert for no r
son at all and dumped bags of nails in ditches… But what happened in Iraq went beyond inefficiency, beyond fraud even. This was about the business of government being corrupted by the profit motive to such an extraordinary degree that now we all have to wonder how we will ever be able to depend on the state to do its job in the future.

Warner presses for troop withdrawals 26 Aug 2007 GOP Sen. John Warner, who wants U.S. troops to start coming home from Iraq by Christmas, said Sunday he may support Democratic legislation ordering withdrawals if President [sic] Bush refuses to set a return timetable soon. “I’m going to have to evaluate it,” Warner said.

Bush Says U.S. Armed Forces Makes Gains in Iraq 25 Aug 2007 President [sic] George W. Bush said that U.S. armed forces, working with local leaders in Iraq, are making the military gains that are necessary for political success and stability.

Former Senator Cleland Disputes Bush’s Vietnam Analogy on Iraq 25 Aug 2007 Former Democratic U.S. Senator Max Cleland, a disabled Vietnam veteran, said President [sic] George W. Bush made a faulty analogy when he cited that war to bolster his case for continuing U.S. military operations in Iraq.

Local activist organizes protest against Iraq War 23 Aug 2007 (San Antonio, TX) GLBT activist and Happy Foundation executive director Gene Elder announced this week that he is organizing a candlelight vigil against the Iraq War in front of the Alamo at 7:00 p.m. on August 28.

Residents say foreign raid kills dozens of Afghans 26 Aug 2007 Residents of a Taliban-controlled town in southern Afghanistan said on Sunday dozens of civilians including women and children had been killed in aerial bombing.

Bomb Attacks Kill 3, Wound 8 in Afghanistan 25 Aug 2007 Authorities in Afghanistan say attacks by suspected ‘insurgents’ [the US] have killed three people and wounded at least eight others. Police say a roadside bomb Saturday in Kandahar province killed three Afghan security guards and wounded at least two others.

Friendly fire dead named as US opens inquiry 26 Aug 2007 Three soldiers killed in Afghanistan in a “friendly fire” incident were named by the Ministry of Defence last night… The MoD and the US State Department have begun investigations into the incident.

Tensions rise after three British soldiers killed in US airstrike 25 Aug 2007 Three British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan in a “friendly fire” attack by American aircraft while involved in a clash with Taliban fighters. The fatal incident, a “blue on blue” in military terms, took place at Kajaki in Helmand province, where British troops are trying to create a safety zone around a dam which would enable an American company to start repair work. [Right, the UK soldiers would see the US corpora-terrorists destroying the dam so that they could get more money to rebuild it.]

Suicide bomb wounds three US-led troops in Kabul 25 Aug 2007 A suicide car bomb exploded near a convoy of US-led occupation vehicles in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, wounding three foreign troops and four Afghan civilians, the coalition said.

Commander salutes Bliss’ expansion, training role$321 million in new construction at Fort Bliss (TX) this year toward goal of accommodating nearly 30,000 soldiers by 2011 23 Aug 2007 Undergoing a massive expansion while being called on to train and mobilize troops headed for war is “leading the way” for the Army, Fort Bliss commander Maj. Gen. Robert P. Lennox said Wednesday during his State of the Military address at Biggs Army Airfield.

Military cites risk of abuse by CIANew Bush rules on detainees stir concern 25 Aug 2007 Top military lawyers have told senators that President [sic] Bush’s new rules for CIA interrogations of suspected terrorists could allow abuses that violate the Geneva Conventions, according to Senate and military officials.

Scottish inquiry into ‘rendition’ flights by CIAReport alleges airports in Scotland were used 107 times for refuelling by secret CIA flights, which later carried at least six suspects 24 Aug 2007 Fresh allegations that British airports were secretly used by the CIA to “render” [kidnap] Islamist terror suspects to be tortured in secret prisons or held in Guantánamo Bay are to be investigated by Scottish prosecutors.

‘I have no hesitation in saying they were police agents . . . and they were caught red-handed.’ Police accused of using provocateurs at summit 21 Aug 2007 Protesters are accusing police of using undercover agents to provoke violent confrontations at the North American leaders’ summit in Montebello, Que. Such accusations have been made before after similar demonstrations but this time the alleged “agents provocateurs” have been caught on camera.

‘The F.B.I. case was a hoax that grew out of the Bush administration’s misuse of fear to turn our democracy into a dictatorship.’ Spying Program May Be Tested by Terror Case 26 Aug 2007 …Before the trial, Yassin M. Aref’s lawyers asked the government for information about the N.S.A. surveillance reported in The New York Times. In March 2006, the government responded to one request with a classified filing that the defense lawyers, who had security clearances, were not allowed to see. That same day, Judge Thomas J. McAvoy denied the defense request in a classified order.

< di v>Maybe Trading Up Soon at Justice 24 Aug 2007 The buzz among top Bushies is that beleaguered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales finally plans to depart and will be replaced by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Why Chertoff? Officials say he’s got fans on Capitol Hill, is untouched by the Justice prosecutor scandal, and has more experience than Gonzales did, having served as a federal judge and assistant attorney general.

GOP scraps committee 25 Aug 2007 (IN) The Allen County Republican chairman disbanded the party’s executive committee because of its support for an indicted candidate for mayor of Fort Wayne. Matt Kelty, charged last week with nine counts, including perjury and violation of campaign-finance laws, is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 10, when a trial date will be set.
Clinton’s Democratic Rivals Denounce Terrorism Remark 25 Aug 2007 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton drew outrage from her opponents for the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday after saying that a terrorist attack in the United States would give Republicans an edge in the 2008 race. [Why? Clinton knows that Bush bin Laden is getting ready to attack us again, so that the GOP can steal another ‘election.’]

Gag me with a chainsaw! Obama Names Republicans He’ll Work With 25 Aug 2007 Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama often says he will be a candidate that will bring both parties together and Saturday he named a few of the Republicans he would reach out to if ‘elected.’ “There are some very capable Republicans who I have a great deal of respect for,” Obama said in an interview with The Associated Press. “The opportunities are there to create a more effective relationship between parties.”

Ninth Circuit Court revives California bid for electricity refunds 25 Aug 20007 A federal appeals court has revived California’s request for at least $1 billion in refunds to electricity customers, saying federal regulators who denied the repayments had ignored tapes in which Enron traders joked about gouging customers during the energy crisis of 2000-2001. The ruling was issued Friday by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which repeatedly has found that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission abused its authority or violated its own rules in considering the state’s claims of multibillion-dollar overcharges during the energy crisis.

Fed bends rules to help two big banks –If the Federal Reserve is waiving a fundamental principle in banking regulation, the credit crunch must still be sapping the strength of America’s biggest banks. Fortune’s Peter Eavis documents an unusual Fed move. 24 Aug 2007 In a clear sign that the credit crunch is still affecting the nation’s largest financial institutions, the Federal Reserve agreed this week to bend key banking regulations to help out Citigroup and Bank of America, according to documents posted Friday on the Fed’s web site.

Dollar May Fall to Record Within Six Months, Goldman Sachs Says 24 Aug 2007 The dollar may decline to a record low against the euro in the next six months because U.S. economic growth will slow, forcing the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Deadly bird flu found in German poultry farm 25 Aug 2007 An outbreak of deadly bird flu [highly pathogenic H5N1 strain] has been identified in a southern German poultry farm, a spokeswoman for Bavaria’s environment ministry said on Saturday.

Greek Fire Deaths Mount as Olympic Site Threatened 26 Aug 2007 The death toll in Greece’s forest fires reached at least 51 over the past three days as flames engulfed the birthplace of the Olympic Games and international assistance poured into the country.

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