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BOMBSHELL: SAUDI AND U.S. GOVERNMENTS PROTECTED HIJACKERS

10 Aug

Appearing on MSNBC, former senator and Florida governor Bob Graham said at least two of the purported 9/11 hijackers had assistance from Saudi Arabia. Graham’s recently released novel, Keys to the Kingdom, implicates the Saudis. He told MSNBC to novel is based on factual information.

Graham said there are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the role played by Saudi Arabia. He also asked why the government prevented Congress from obtaining information on the September 11, 2011, attack and its relationship to Saudi Arabia.

Bombshell: Saudi and U.S. Governments Protected HijackersIn 2009, the Bush administration refused to release a congressional report alleging possible links between Saudi Arabian officials and the hijackers. Bush said he could not comply with a request by the Saudi foreign minister for a chance to clear the Arab kingdom’s name because publication of the report could hurt U.S. intelligence operations, according to news reports.

Sources revealed that a redacted section of the report describes a money trail between Saudi Arabia and supporters of al-Qaeda.

Graham failed to mention that the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI also funded groups in Afghanistan that would ultimately be called al-Qaeda. This relationship is one likely reason Bush withheld information on the attacks from Congress.

“Between 1978 and 1992, the US government poured at least US$6 billion (some estimates range as high as $20 billion) worth of arms, training and funds to prop up the mujaheddin factions,” writes Norm Dixon. “Other Western governments, as well as oil-rich Saudi Arabia, kicked in as much again. Wealthy Arab fanatics, like Osama bin Laden, provided millions more.”

The U.S. Afghanistan policy was formulated by Jimmy Carter’s national security advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and was continued by his successors. “His plan went far beyond simply forcing Soviet troops to withdraw,” Dixon notes, “rather it aimed to foster an international movement to spread Islamic fanaticism into the Muslim Central Asian Soviet republics to destabilize the Soviet Union.”

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It was also used after September 11, 2001, to rationalize the war on terror and propagandize a threat by radical Islam.

Graham’s book and his assertion that the U.S. covered-up for the Saudis and protected the purported hijackers should be used to press for another investigation of the September 11 attacks.

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RON PAUL SAYS 1.3 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT OWED TO FEDERAL RESERVE IS NOT REAL!

29 Jul

 

America’s national debt is paramount among the concerns of American voters heading into 2012, and while a huge problem, Rep. Ron Paul debuted a quick fix for reducing the debt by at least $1.6 trillion in one shot. Chatting with Iowa radio host Jan Mickelsonyesterday, Rep. Paul recommended the U.S. “declare bankruptcy” and reduce the national debt by dismantling the Federal Reserve, to which we owe upwards of a trillion dollars.

Discussing the problems Greece is currently seeing in their economy, Rep. Paul told Mickelson that America’s per capita debt was not that far off from Greece’s and that America should take note of the protests going on there over the elimination of social programs. He noted that he believed the best option for the nation would be to declare bankruptcy. Given the previous analogy to the United States, Mickelson also asked if he believed America should also go bankrupt, to which Rep. Paul replied, “absolutely” (CNN notes: “Of course, sovereign nations can’t declare bankruptcy the same way a corporation might. Instead, the government would be unable to fulfill its obligations, and would stop making payments on its debt, resulting in a default”).

Mickelson then asked what that would possibly look like, to which Rep. Paul replied that it would be a default, but “the default is happening constantly” without a bankruptcy, anyway. The path on which America is now, according to Rep. Paul, is “the destruction of the currency,” which results in “true chaos,” preventable only by lowering the debt. How does Rep. Paul propose to do that?

I know this is pretty strange for people to even think about this, but we owe like $1.6 trillion because the Federal Reserve bought that debt… They’re nobody, why do we have to pay them off? Why don’t we take away from them and reduce the debt by 1.5 trillion dollars? …We don’t owe that to anybody… They printed the money out of thin air.

Ignoring the Federal Reserve’s existence is probably not the best way to win the coveted “Members of the Federal Reserve” vote, but it’s precisely the red meat Rep. Paul’s fans love the most.

OBAMA TO BANKS: WE’RE NOT DEFAULTING

29 Jul

Fox News

While officials from the Obama Administration raised their rhetoric over the weekend about the possibility of a debt default if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, they privately have been telling top executives at major U.S. banks that such an event won’t happen, FOX Business has learned.

In a series of phone calls, administration officials have told bankers that the administration will not allow a default to happen even if the debt cap isn’t raised by the August 2 date Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says the government will run out of money to pay all its bills, including obligations to bond holders. Geithner made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows saying a default is imminent if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, and President Obama issued a similar warning during a Friday press conference after budget negotiations with House Republicans broke down.

While the negotiations to craft a budget remain at an impasse, Republicans and Democrats on Monday began crafting their own plans to cut spending that could lead to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. It’s unclear if a broad agreement can be reached any time soon, but even if a deal is struck, a complicating issue for lawmakers and the administration is the possibility of a downgrade to the US debt rating, which would cut the triple-A rating on the nation’s debt to a lower level.

Major ratings firms — namely Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s — have said even if the country raises the debt ceiling and doesn’t default, there’s a strong likelihood that the triple-A bond rating will be cut to double-A unless a budget can be crafted that results in $4 trillion in savings, the result of the massive debt load the country has accumulated in recent years. The nation’s outstanding debt is more than $14 trillion.

A senior banking official told FOX Business that administration officials have provided guidance to them that even though a default is off the table, a downgrade “is a real possibility for no other reason than S&P and Moody’s have to cover (themselves) since they’ve been speaking out on the debt cap so much.”

This guidance is a big reason why Wall Street has largely dismissed the possibility of default, and though the markets have been jittery amid the talk of default, they haven’t imploded as would be the case, many economists fear, if the nation missed a payment on its debt.

The banking official said the administration understands that if there were to be a default, it would likely spark another financial crisis.

“They also know they can pay the debt with cash on hand,” this official told FOX Business. The Treasury collects around $2 trillion in tax revenues, and is scheduled to pay out $200 billion in interest to bond holders. In order to meet its obligations to contractors, social security recipients and others, the administration would have to raise another $1 trillion either through cuts, higher tax revenues, the issuance of debt or a combination of all three.

Congressional Republicans believe that the Administration is raising the possibility of a default as a way to ramp up pressure on Republicans to agree to a budget deal that includes tax increases, which they oppose.

Obama to Banks: We're Not DefaultingA Treasury spokesman said that “when we exhaust our borrowing authority, as we will on August 2nd, there is no way to guarantee that we will be able to pay all of our bills. Any suggestion to the contrary is simply false.”

Even without a default, banks expect some market turbulence if the triple-A sovereign-debt rating is cut, sources tell FOX Business. While bank officials do not believe there will be a “catastrophic” effect to a downgrade, that’s not to say there won’t be negative ripple effects, notably to bond deals and derivatives priced off triple-A-rated  Treasurys.

Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2011/07/25/obama-to-banks-were-not-defaulting/#ixzz1TJm0sEWY

OBAMA SAYS HE CANNOT GUARANTEE SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS WILL GO OUT ON AUGUST 3

29 Jul

CBS News

http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf

President Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3 if Democrats and Republicans in Washington do not reach an agreement on reducing the deficit in the coming weeks.

“I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, according to excerpts released by CBS News.

The Obama administration and many economists have warned of economic catastrophe if the United States does not raise the amount it is legally allowed to borrow by August 2.

Lawmakers from both parties want to use the threat of that deadline to work out a broader package on long-term deficit reduction, with Republicans looking to cut trillions of dollars in federal spending, while Democrats are pushing for a more “balanced approach,” which would include both spending cuts and increased revenue through taxes.

The Debt Limit fight: A primer

Democratic and Republican lawmakers are expected to hold another round of negotiations with Mr. Obama at the White House Tuesday afternoon on long-term deficit reduction, though talks have yielded little results to date.

Mr. Obama told Pelley “this is not just a matter of Social Security checks. These are veterans checks, these are folks on disability and their checks. There are about 70 million checks that go out.”

More from the interview:

Mr. Obama’s comments followed remarks from the Senate’s top Republican, who said Tuesday that he did not see a way for Republicans and Democrats to come to agreement on meaningful deficit reduction as long as Mr. Obama remains in office.

“After years of discussions and months of negotiations, I have little question that as long as this president is in the Oval Office, a real solution is probably unattainable,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said in remarks on the Senate floor.

Still, McConnell said Republicans would “do the responsible thing” to avoid default, suggesting that a deal on the debt ceiling could be reached without a “real” deficit reduction package.

“The president has presented us with three choices: smoke and mirrors, tax hikes, or default. Republicans choose none of the above. I had hoped to do good, but I refuse to do harm. So Republicans will choose a path that actually reflects the will of the people, which is to do the responsible thing and ensure that the government doesn’t default on its obligations,” he said.

Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3

Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3

Mr. Obama has repeatedly said he wants a deal that would allow the U.S. to avoid confronting the issue again until after the 2012 elections and vowed on Monday that he would “not sign a 30-day or a 60-day or a 90-day extension.”

“This the United States of America and, you know, we don’t manage our affairs in three-month increments. You know, we don’t risk U.S. default on our obligations because we can’t put politics aside,” Mr. Obama told reporters at the White House yesterday.

NORWEGIAN POLICE UNABLE TO FIND LINK BETWEEN BREIVIK AND “FAR RIGHT”

29 Jul

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
July 27, 2011

Police in Norway are unable to establish a link between Anders Behring Breivik and the English football hooligan group infiltrated by British intelligence.

Norwegian Police Unable to Find Link Between Breivik and Far RightScotland Yard called in to establish link between Anders Behring Breivik and so-called “far right.” Photo: Lee Bailey.

Janne Kristiansen, director of the Norwegian Police Security Service, told the BBC no proof has yet been found to link the English Defense League to Breivik.

“I can tell you, at this moment in time, we don’t have evidence or we don’t have indications that he has been part of a broader movement or that he has been in connection with other cells or that there are other cells,” she said.

It was reported on Tuesday that police had solicited the help of Scotland Yard to establish a link between the accused killer and so-called “far right” groups in the UK and Europe. A specialist unit was set-up in The Hague to investigate “known high-risk, rightwing extremists,” according to The Guardian.

“What we’ve seen is an active extremist scene across European countries, including the UK,” said Rob Wainwright, director of Europol, the European Union’s criminal intelligence agency. “There are some signs the extreme right have been more active, especially on the internet. They are more sophisticated and using social media to attract younger people.”

Suspicions of a wider conspiracy spread through the media after a manifesto attributed to Breivik surfaced.

The manuscript describes Breivik’s “mentor” as an Englishman he identifies as “Richard.” Breivik mentions a 2002 London meeting where a group of fellow extremists gathered to “reform” the Knights Templar Europe, a military group whose purpose was “to seize political and military control of western European countries and implement a cultural conservative political agenda,” according to The Guardian.

The manuscript attributed to Breivik describes the meeting attendants as “business or political leaders, some with families, most Christian conservatives, but also some agnostics and even atheists.” It claims participants came from across Europe and that his contact with them was arranged by a “Serbian crusader commander.”

The alleged connection to the English Defense League was claimed after it was revealed that Breivik visited London last year and met with them.

Stephen Lennon of the EDL told the media that his group is not connected to Breivik and the corporate media is “cherry-picking what they want to fit their agenda and demonizing our organization.”

The corporate media has attempted to characterize Breivik’s acts as the inevitable result of “far right” politics.

In the United States, the corporate media has worked overtime to connect the event to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. That terror event was attributed to patsy and government agent Timothy McVeigh.

Gary LaFree, director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, or START, told CNN on Monday that “threat of domestic terrorist attacks in the United States similar to last week’s fatal bombing and assault in Norway is significant and growing,” despite a paucity of evidence.

According to LaFree, “extremist right-wingers – from Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh to a neo-Nazi accused of trying to bomb a Martin Luther King Day parade this year – have shown a willingness to target the public.”

CNN dredged up highly skewed statistics from the Southern Poverty Law Center to make its point that the so-called “far right” is a looming threat. “Right wing anti-government groups grew by 60% in 2010 over the previous year,” CNN claims, citing the stats.

The SPLC considers Second Amendment advocates and activists opposed to open borders and illegal immigration as “extremist right-wingers.”

The SPLC has played a far more intimate role in domestic terrorism than the people it attempts to demonize for exercising their right to protest and petition the government.

In 2003, the FBI revealed that the group had an informant – and possibly a provocateur – inside the the white supremacist compound at Elohim City along with documented intelligence operative Andreas Carl Strassmeier.

Elohim City was central to the Oklahoma City bomb plot, according to the government.

“If I told you what we were doing there, I would have to kill you,” Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial counsel for the SPLC, said in response to media questions about the FBI revelation.

GROWING NASHVILLE SUBURB MAY END WATER FLUORIDATION

29 Jul

 

NaturalNews

Growing Nashville suburb may end water fluoridation The city of Spring Hill, Tenn., a suburb of Nashville located roughly 37 miles south of the Music City’s central core, is reconsidering the use of toxic fluoride chemicals in its public water supply. After being asked by numerous individuals why the city still fluoridates its water, Spring Hill water superintendent Caryl Giles is now asking the same question to members of the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

“Is it truly necessary that we continue to fluoridate water in this day and age?” Giles is quoted as asking in The Tennesseean. “Times have certainly changed.”

And right they have. Countless studies in recent years have called into question not only the legitimacy of adding toxic fluoride chemicals to water supplies in the name of preventing tooth decay, but also whether or not the chemical is even safe to ingest at all.

Authorities already admit that ingesting too much fluoride causes an obvious condition known as dental fluorosis, where teeth become mottled and rotten. This is why the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) back in January adjusted its recommended “optimal” water fluoridation level from 1.2 milligrams per liter (mg/L) to 0.7 mg/L (http://www.naturalnews.com/030952_C…).

But even the CDC’s adjusted level is questionable at best, as fluoride chemicals at much lower levels are known to deplete iodine from the body and cause thyroid and immune problems (http://www.naturalnews.com/031317_f…), as well as inhibit brain development and IQ levels in children (http://www.naturalnews.com/030819_f…).

Even a 2010 study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that fluoride lodges and builds up in teeth and other bodily tissues, while another study published in the journal Lancet identified fluoride as a “neurotoxic substance” (http://www.naturalnews.com/030123_f…).

Giles says she had been approached by a city employee, City Administrator Victory Lay, and Alderman Amy Wurth, about the issue of water fluoridation, within the past several months. And Administrator Lay reportedly used to work for the Tennessee town of Waynesboro, which ended its water fluoridation program several years ago.

“I believe there’s a strong case to [sic] heard for terminating (fluoridation),” said Giles. “There’s no supplement or medication that is tolerated by everyone the same. When you put it in there, you take away that choice.”

Giles believes with proper deliberation, fluoride could be removed from Spring Hill’s water supply as early as the first few months of 2012. And if it is removed, the city will save roughly $20,000 a year by not having to purchase the industrial waste product.

It is important to note that the way by which the fluoride issue even came about in Spring Hill was the direct result of concerned individuals simply asking questions and making their voices heard. It should serve as an inspirational example to thousands of other concerned citizens across the country to begin questioning their own water facilities about the legitimacy of fluoridation.

Sources for this story include:

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/1…

http://www.tennessean.com/article/2…

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/033086_water_fluoridation_Spring_Hill.html#ixzz1THGqHKII

RON PAUL TO CONGRESS: STOP STEALING FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

29 Jul

RonPaul.com

Ron Paul on the debt celing

by Ron Paul

Ron Paul to Congress: Stop Stealing from the American People Imagine you had a pesky neighbor who somehow took out a mortgage on his house in your name and by some legal trickery you were obligated to pay for it. Imagine watching this neighbor throw drunken parties, buy expensive cars, add more rooms to the house, and hire dozens of people to wait on him hand and foot. Imagine that he also managed to take out several credit cards in your name. One by one, he would max them out and then use your good name and credit to obtain another credit card, then another and then another. Each time, this neighbor would claim that he needed the new credit card to pay interest on the other maxed out credit cards. If he defaulted on those cards, your credit score would be hurt and when you wanted to buy something for yourself, it would be more difficult to get a loan and the interest you paid would be higher. Imagine that you mulled this over, and time after time, said nothing as he filled out more credit applications so he would not have to default on the other debt taken out in your name. Meanwhile, another shiny new Mercedes appears in his driveway. At what point do you think you might get tired of this game? And, even though you are left with no really good options, do you think you might eventually tell him to go ahead and default, just stop spending your money!

This analogy demonstrates the position we are in with our government and the debt ceiling. The government has run up a huge debt in the name of the American people, who are sick and tired of being on the hook for it. There are no really good options left. Defaulting on a portion of the debt may not be without costs, but it is better than handing the government yet another credit card.

The government is using the usual scare tactics to strong-arm the people into going along with more spending. Remember the rhetoric surrounding the big bailout of October 2008? We were told, not that this would be calamitous for the banks, but for the people, who would continue to experience massive job losses and foreclosures. We were told that the economy would sink into a deep recession if this money was not handed out to too-big-to-fail corporate cronies. So, after much hand-wringing, leaders from both parties, against unprecedented public outcry, agreed to shower money on the banks and increase the debt. The banks learned nothing, except that Washington will come to their rescue, no matter what. The people, however, continued to lose their jobs and houses anyway, and here we are, still in a deep recession.

When you read the above example, your first reaction might have been to dismiss the neighbor’s debt as illegitimate and in no way your responsibility or your problem. You would be right. No fair-minded legal system would hold you responsible for such a debt, and would instead cart your thieving neighbor off to jail. Yet Congress can impose liabilities on you, your children, and grandchildren without your consent, and even without your knowledge. This is another example of government holding itself above the law. Much like the TSA claims the right to molest us, yet arrested a woman who turned the tables last week, stealing somehow becomes legitimate when the government does it.

We supposedly live in a nation of laws. For once, government needs to heed the law regarding the debt ceiling.

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