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by Philip Giraldi
June 27, 2013
Antiwar.com

Given the fact that the Internet and phone intercepts made by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) are in violation of the First and Fourth Amendments to the Constitution, there is only one nevertheless completely irrelevant argument for the government to make in their defense: that they have made Americans safer. But is that true? President Barack Obama, who has dismissed the uproar over the program as a “ruckus,” has provided an impressive array of senior government officials to testify that the violation of civil liberties has been minor, subject to oversight, and effective in identifying terrorists in our midst and also overseas. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper found himself in the hot seat, having to explain that his March Senate testimony in which he denied the existence of any U.S. government programs to detect information on Americans was the “least untruthful” answer that he could come up with. More recently he has explained that they “cause irreversible harm to national security.” General Keith Alexander, who heads the NSA, told congress that the information collected “disrupted or contributed to the disruption of terrorist attacks” including one on Wall Street. His agency later claimed that attacks in the US and twenty other nations were preempted, though it provided no details. FBI Director Robert Mueller is even postulating absurdly that if PRISM had existed in 2001 the terrorist attack might have been prevented, so it comes as no surprise that he is demanding even broader surveillance powers.

Since no one should actually believe increasingly shrill government spokesmen whose employability depends on their defending the indefensible, attack dogs in the media and think tank world have also been unleashed. Former Congresswoman Jane Harman and journalist David Ignatius have piled on the scrum, with Harman asserting “Americans want our country protected. I don’t think it’s a choice between security and liberty…It’s a positive sum game. You get more of both…” while Ignatius argues, oddly, that the revelation of the unconstitutional surveillance program “challenges the rule of law.” Karl Rove, a self-anointed expert on national security, notes that “America is now a less safe place” due to exposure of the spying, while Dick Cheney calls whistleblower Snowden a traitor and possible Chinese intelligence agent.

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Paul Craig Roberts
June 28, 2013

“V For Vendetta,” a film that portrays evil in a futuristic England as a proxy for the evil that exists today in America, ends with the defeat of evil. But this is a movie in which the hero has super powers. If you have not seen this film, you should watch it. It might wake you up and give you courage. The excerpts below show that, at least among some filmmakers, the desire for liberty still exists.

Whether the desire for liberty exists in America remains to be seen. If Americans can overcome their gullibility, their lifelong brainwashing, their propensity to believe every lie that “their” government tells them, and if Americans can escape the Matrix in which they live, they can reestablish the morality, justice, peace, freedom, and liberty that “their” government has taken from them. It is not impossible for Americans to again stand with uplifted heads. They only have to recognize that “their” government is the enemy of truth, justice, human rights and life itself.

Can mere ordinary Americans triumph over the evil that is “their” government without the aid of a superhero? If ideas are strong enough and Americans can comprehend them, good can prevail over the evil that is concentrated in Washington. What stands between the American people and their comprehension of evil is their gullibility.

If good fails in its battle with Washington’s evil, our future is a boot stamping on the human face forever.

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June 26, 2013
By John Glaser

Despite continuing efforts to politicize the revelations about the NSA’s domestic spying programs, the leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden transcend America’s trivial two-party politics. This isn’t Republicans versus Democrats. It’s the government versus the people.

In early 2002, President George W. Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to spy on the electronic communications of Americans without first getting court approval. This was a direct violation of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which required the government to obtain a warrant showing probable cause that their target was an agent of a foreign power or terrorist organization.

The FISA Amendments Act of 2008, renewed in 2012 with enthusiastic support from the Obama administration, retroactively legalized much of the Bush administration’s illegal domestic spying program by authorizing broad, warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international communications, largely in secret.

But even the loose standards set by the FISA Amendments Act, writes Julian Sanchez, a research fellow at the Cato Institute, were “almost immediately misused, resulting in ‘significant and systemic’ overcollection of Americans’ purely domestic communications.”

Snowden’s leaks have substantiated that the NSA not only fails to get individualized warrants, but that it collects, in bulk, the call data of virtually all Americans and stores the content of our Internet activities, including emails, file transfers, instant messages and browsing histories.

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By Paul Craig Roberts
June 25, 2013

It is hard to understand the fuss that Washington and its media whores are making over Edward Snowden. We have known for a long time that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying for years without warrants on the communications of Americans and people throughout the world. Photographs of the massive NSA building in Utah built for the purpose of storing the intercepted communications of the world have been published many times.

It is not clear to an ordinary person what Snowden has revealed that William Binney and other whistleblowers have not already revealed. Perhaps the difference is that Snowden has provided documents that prove it, thereby negating Washington’s ability to deny the facts with its usual lies.

Whatever the reason for Washington’s blather, it certainly is not doing the US government any good. Far more interesting than Snowden’s revelations is the decision by governments of other countries to protect a truth-teller from the Stasi in Washington.

Hong Kong kept Snowden’s whereabouts secret so that an amerikan black-op strike or a drone could not be sent to murder him. Hong Kong told Washington that its extradition papers for Snowden were not in order and permitted Snowden to leave for Moscow.

The Chinese government did not interfere with Snowden’s departure.

The Russian government says it has no objection to Snowden having a connecting flight in Moscow.

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino responded to Washington’s threats with a statement that the Ecuadorian government puts human rights above Washington’s interests. Foreign Minister Patino said that Snowden served humanity by revealing that the Washington Stasi was violating the rights of “every citizen in the world.” Snowden merely betrayed “some elites that are in power in a certain country,” whereas Washington betrayed the entire world.

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June 24, 2013

New York to Learn Once and For All a Third Tower Fell on 9/11

Make This Billboard a Reality in September

The ReThink911 campaign is pleased to announce that this September’s global ad campaign will be spearheaded by a 50-foot billboard in the heart of Times Square. Towering over the surrounding blocks, this billboard will attract the attention of nearly one million pedestrians each day and set the stage for New York and the whole world to learn that a large 47-story skyscraper also fell on 9/11.

ReThink911 has put down half the money needed to purchase this billboard for the full month of September. Now we are counting on you to bring us the rest of the way. Donate now, and we will send you a free ReThink911 bumper sticker with your donation of at least $50.*

Or, if you wish to donate to one of the other cities where ReThink911 is placing ads, click here to find your preferred city and donate generously. Together we can make ReThink911 go viral this September.

Re-strategizing the Campaign

As you will see on ReThink911.org, the campaign has decided to narrow the number of cities to eleven strategically selected markets due to the fact that a large source of pledged matching funds has not arrived as expected, and due to a revised strategy of concentrating our funds in fewer cities. Those eleven cities are:

New York City
San Francisco
Boston
Chicago
Dallas
Washington D.C.
San Diego
Toronto
Vancouver
London
Sydney

The campaign has selected a specific ad buy for each city and is using the funds raised prior to the campaign to cover half of the cost of each buy. As with the billboard in Times Square, we are counting on you to bring us the rest of the way by August 1. Fortunately, our targets are well within reach!

With this revised strategy, ReThink911 will be investing strategically to generate the biggest return in terms of raising awareness, gaining media coverage, and significantly altering the public dialogue on 9/11.

Those who have donated for ads in other cities will be asked to decide what they want to do with their donation. We in the ReThink911 campaign understand that many supporters were excited about having ads in their city. However, we are certain this new strategy will be just as successful, if not more successful, with your continued commitment.

Following the fundraising drive, which ends on August 1, ReThink911 will start gearing up for a month of grassroots actions to take place in dozens of cities across the world during the month of September.

We thank you for your generous support, and we cannot wait to move forward in our collective goal of creating the ultimate breakthrough!

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About Rethink911

ReThink911 is sponsored by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and Remember Building 7, a campaign by 9/11 family members to raise awareness of Building 7.

All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

There is a revolution afoot—one that is being carried out by the government against the fundamental law of the land.

Jonathan Schell
June 19, 2013 |
The Nation.com

A reporter takes a mobile phone picture of National Security Agency Director US Army General Keith Alexander as he takes his seat to testify before a US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on recently disclosed NSA surveillance programs, at the US Capitol in Washington June 18, 2013. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

A school of fish swims peacefully in the ocean. Out of sight, a net is spread beneath it. At the edges of the net is a circle of fishing boats. Suddenly, the fishermen yank up the edges of the net, and in an instant the calm, open ocean becomes a boiling caldron, an exitless, rapidly shrinking prison in which the fish thrash in vain for freedom and life.

Increasingly, the American people are like this school of fish in the moments before the net is pulled up. The net in question is of course the Internet and associated instruments of data collection, and the fishermen are corporations and the government. That is, to use the more common metaphor, we have come to live alongside the machinery of a turnkey tyranny. As we now know, thanks to the courageous whistleblower Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency has been secretly ordering Verizon to sweep up and hand over all the metadata from the phone calls of millions of its customers: phone numbers, duration of calls, routing information and sometimes the location of the callers. Thanks to Snowden, we also know that unknown volumes of like information are being extracted from Internet and computer companies, including Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple.

The first thing to note about these data is that a mere generation ago, they did not exist. They are a new power in our midst, flowing from new technology, waiting to be picked up; and power, as always, creates temptation, especially for the already powerful. Our cellphones track our whereabouts. Our communications pass through centralized servers and are saved and kept for a potential eternity in storage banks, from which they can be recovered and examined. Our purchases and contacts and illnesses and entertainments are tracked and agglomerated. If we are arrested, even our DNA can be taken and stored by the state. Today, alongside each one of us, there exists a second, electronic self, created in part by us, in part by others. This other self has become de facto public property, owned chiefly by immense data-crunching corporations, which use it for commercial purposes. Now government is reaching its hand into those corporations for its own purposes, creating a brand-new domain of the state-corporate complex.

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June 20, 2013
by Glenn Jacobs
The Daily Caller.com

In 1975, the Church Committee revealed the extent to which the federal government’s intelligence apparatuses were aimed not at foreign enemies, but at Americans. While President Obama has repeatedly told us that we should trust the government, history teaches us that the current scandal involving the National Security Agency is not an isolated incident.

Big Brother has been with us for a long time.

The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 were passed by a Federalist Congress during the Quasi-War with France. The Sedition Act made it illegal to criticize federal government officials, even if the criticism was true. The act was politically motivated and aimed at silencing Thomas Jefferson and his Democratic-Republican Party. In fact, while it was illegal to criticize Federalist officials, it was perfectly okay to slander Jefferson because the office of the vice president, which Jefferson held at the time, was omitted from the list of offices which were protected from criticism. Prominent Democratic-Republicans refused to use the postal service out of fear that their mail would be intercepted and they would be prosecuted for sedition. Fearing arrest themselves, Jefferson and James Madison wrote the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, which urged the states to nullify the Alien and Sedition Acts, in secret.

As technology advanced, so did the government’s ability to keep tabs on its citizens. The 1920s saw the creation of a predecessor of the NSA — the Cipher Bureau, also known as the Black Chamber. The Black Chamber’s mission was to monitor international telegraphs for threats to national security. The Chamber approached Western Union, the nation’s largest telegraph company, hoping to gain access to the messages traveling its telegraph lines. Just as Verizon is today, Western Union was more than happy to comply, giving the Chamber secret access to its customers’ private communications.

During World War II, Project SHAMROCK gave the Armed Forces Security Agency — which became the NSA — daily access to the communication records of Western Union, RCA Global, and ITT. SHAMROCK was legal during WWII, but the program did not stop when the war did, continuing until 1975. At its height, the program collected and analyzed over 150,000 messages a month with no search warrants or court oversight.

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By Paul Craig Roberts
June 21, 2013

On June 19, 2013, US President Obama, hoping to raise himself above the developing National Security Agency (NSA) spy scandals, sought to associate himself with two iconic speeches made at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy pledged: “Ich bin ein Berliner”. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan challenged: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”

Obama’s speech was delivered to a relatively small, specially selected audience of invitees. Even so, Obama spoke from behind bullet proof glass.

Obama’s speech will go down in history as the most hypocritical of all time. Little wonder that the audience was there by invitation only. A real audience would have hooted Obama out of Berlin.

Perhaps the most hypocritical of all of Obama’s statements was his proposal that the US and Russia reduce their nuclear weapons by one-third. The entire world, and certainly the Russians, saw through this ploy. The US is currently surrounding Russia with anti-ballistic missiles on Russia’s borders and hopes to leverage this advantage by talking Russia into reducing its weapons, thereby making it easier for Washington to target them. Obama’s proposal is clearly intended to weaken Russia’s nuclear deterrent and ability to resist US hegemony.

Obama spoke lofty words of peace, while beating the drums of war in Syria and Iran. Witness Obama’s aggressive policies of surrounding Russia with missile bases and establishing new military bases in the Pacific Ocean with which to confront China.

This is the same Obama who promised to close the Guantanamo Torture Prison, but did not; the same Obama who promised to tell us the purpose for Washington’s decade-long war in Afghanistan, but did not; the same Obama who promised to end the wars, but started new ones; the same Obama who said he stood for the US Constitution, but shredded it; the same Obama who refused to hold the Bush regime accountable for its crimes against law and humanity; the same Obama who unleashed drones against civilian populations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen; the same Obama who claimed and exercised power to murder US citizens without due process and who continues the Bush regime’s unconstitutional practice of violating habeas corpus and detaining US citizens indefinitely; the same Obama who promised transparency but runs the most secretive government in US history.

The tyrant’s speech of spectacular hypocrisy elicited from the invited audience applause on 36 occasions. Like so many others, Germans proved themselves willing to be used for Washington’s propaganda purposes.

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June 21, 2013
Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth

Editor’s Note: If you are interested in funding and hosting an AE911Truth presentation in your city, just fill out the Contact Us form on our website, and make sure to select “Presentations” in the “Subject Area” field.

As we launch the landmark Rethink911 ad campaign and approach a series of exciting events for this year’s 9/11 anniversary, we are also hearing from activists across the country who are eager to share our message with their communities – and the results from Texas to California have been promising. Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth shared the vital WTC evidence with audiences across the Southwestern U.S. last spring, educating people from all walks of life about the controlled demolition of the Twin Towers and Building 7. Here is a recap of the success of our most recent outreach efforts.
April 27 – Amarillo, Texas – St Peter’s Episcopal Church

AE911Truth supporter Joseph Hayes was impressed by the effectiveness of the presentation delivered by Richard Gage, AIA.

AE911Truth supporter Joseph Hayes and his wife Christina brought Richard Gage, AIA, to Amarillo, Texas in April to speak at St Peter’s Episcopal Church.

“We brought AE911Truth to Amarillo in the hopes of educating the local public about 9/11,” explained Amarillo Action Group leader Christina Luna. “We’re not giving up… we need more grassroots organizing here for a number of important issues like 9/11.”

Hayes wanted Gage to speak in Amarillo to alert residents to the urgent questions about the events of 9/11, specifically the violation of the laws of physics in the official story. “Let’s not forget about the loss of civil liberties that immediately followed,” he added. “This should be of great interest to anyone concerned about government overreach.”

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06/19/2013
911 Blogger.com

The Agency, a major CBS drama series about the CIA that began being broadcast in late September 2001, featured storylines with remarkable similarities to the 9/11 attacks and the anthrax attacks that occurred in the U.S. shortly after them. One of the show’s executive producers said the parallels were so apparent that “people are asking me, ‘Are we showing the bad guys our script?'” because “it seems like they’re kind of following, in some ways, things that we’re doing.” [1] Significantly, these storylines were written before September 11, and the show was made with extensive assistance from the CIA. Some of the show’s storylines, including those resembling 9/11 and the anthrax attacks, were actually suggested to one of the writers by the CIA. [2]

News reports around the time The Agency was broadcast noted the similarity between the show’s storylines and the horrifying events that had taken place in the U.S. No one suggested, however, that this similarity might have been the result of people having foreknowledge of the terrorist attacks that hit America in late 2001. But surely we need to look closer and consider whether some individuals, perhaps employees of the CIA, did indeed know about these attacks in advance and, for as yet unknown reasons, wanted episodes of The Agency to depict events similar to what was going to happen.

SERIES WAS MADE WITH EXTENSIVE CIA ASSISTANCE

The Agency was a prime-time TV series that told stories of life inside the CIA and showed agents tackling problems of national security. [3] The villains they faced included Arab terrorists, Colombian drug dealers, and Iraqis.

The show featured well-known actors such as Gil Bellows, Will Patton, Ronny Cox, and Gloria Reuben. [4] Its principal executive producer was Wolfgang Petersen, who directed blockbuster movies including Air Force One and In the Line of Fire. [5]

The CIA provided substantial support for The Agency. It vetted scripts and allowed its employees to be used as extras. The Agency was also the first television program permitted to film inside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. [6] There was even going to be a “big red carpet premiere” of the show’s pilot episode at CIA headquarters the week before it aired on TV, on September 18, but the event was canceled because the CIA was busy responding to the 9/11 attacks. [7]

UNUSED SCRIPT FEATURED PLANE HIJACKINGS

Three storylines written for The Agency are particularly notable. Two of these were made into episodes but one was never used.

The storyline that was not used bore a striking resemblance to the events of September 11, when, according to the official story, Osama bin Laden had four U.S. aircraft hijacked. Michael Frost Beckner, the creator of The Agency, revealed to Variety magazine that four months before 9/11, he wrote an episode “in which bin Laden had three U.S. planes hijacked.” The script, though, “was never completed.” [8] An episode of The Agency based on this plot could plausibly have been produced between May 2001, when the script was written, and September 11, when it would have become unusable. But Beckner has not said why such an episode was never made.

Beckner has revealed, however, that some storylines for The Agency were suggested to him by Chase Brandon, the CIA’s entertainment liaison officer (who happens to be a cousin of Oscar-winning actor Tommy Lee Jones). [9] But Beckner has not said whether Brandon suggested to him the storyline about bin Laden having three American aircraft hijacked.

PILOT EPISODE FEATURED A ‘9/11-TYPE EVENT’ IN ENGLAND

The pilot episode of The Agency also had similarities to what happened on September 11. David Clennon, one of the show’s stars, commented that the episode was “spooky” in that it anticipated “a 9/11-type event, only taking place in London.” [10] The storyline, according to Beckner, who wrote the episode, “was based on the premise that bin Laden attacks the West and a war on terrorism invigorates the CIA.” [11] Osama bin Laden’s name is mentioned twice in the episode. [12] Author Tricia Jenkins commented that the timing of the pilot episode was also “eerie,” as the episode was originally scheduled to air “just two weeks after 9/11,” on September 27, 2001. [13]

In the episode, it is revealed that the CIA has identified al-Qaeda as a threat, and has discovered that the terrorist group is planning to carry out a major attack in Europe. A CIA officer who infiltrated the group is able to provide the agency with the date of the planned attack, but this is only three days away. Agents then learn that the terrorists intend to bomb the Harrods department store in London, England–a target that one character describes as “an international symbol of consumerism.” The CIA shares what it has learned with British intelligence officers and helps to avert the attack at the last minute. [14]

As well as noting “the eerie coincidence of an attack on a ‘symbol of capitalism,'” Newsday pointed out that the episode “inadvertently anticipated debates in the aftermath of the [9/11] attacks about how harsh and indiscriminate our response to the terrorists should be, and what more, if anything, our intelligence operatives should be empowered to do in the way of preventive defense. It also anticipated, at least allusively, the response of CIA champions … who’ve said that our spies failed to detect the [9/11] attacks because their hands have been tied by civil libertarians who care more about being ‘good guys’ than winning.” [15]

The broadcast of the pilot episode on September 27 was canceled in response to the 9/11 attacks, with another episode of The Agency replacing it. [16] Gail Katz, one of the show’s executive producers, commented around that time: “Our show seems to be too close to what’s in the headlines. Too close, in fact, that … it’s not appropriate for viewing.” The pilot episode finally went out on November 1, with all references to Osama bin Laden removed. [17]

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