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Live free....or DIE HARD!!!

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fricking black ops working with the propaganda machine.  kissinger/brzezinski type staged event all the way. couldn't you guys just stay the f out of it?




THE SECRET TEAM

The CIA
and Its Allies
in Control of the United
States and the World

   L. FLETCHER PROUTY
Col., U.S. Air Force (Ret.)


   The "Secret Team" -- the Real Power Structure

          The most remarkable development in the management of America's relations with other countries during the quarter-century since the end of World War II has been the assumption of more and more control over military, financial and diplomatic operations at home and abroad by men whose activities are secret, whose budget is secret, whose very identities as often as not are secret -- in short, by a Secret Team whose actions only those implicated in them are in a position to monitor and to understand.

          For the purposes of this historical study, the choice of the word "Team" is most significant. It is well known that the members of a team, as in baseball or football, are skilled professionals under the direct control of someone higher up. They do not create their own game plan. They work for their coach and their owner. There is always some group that manages them and "calls the plays". Team members are like lawyers and agents, they work for someone. They generally do not plan their work. They do what their client tells them to do. For example: this is true of agents in the Central Intelligence Agency. It is an "Agency" and not a "Department" and its employees are highly skilled professionals who perform the functions their craft demands of them. Thus, the members of the highest level "Secret Team" work for their masters despite the fact that their own high office may make it appear to others that they, themselves are not only the Team but the Power Elite. This recalls a story related by the Rt. Hon. Lord Denning, Master of the Rolls, of Great Britain, during WW II.

          Winston Churchill had left the Admiralty to become Prime Minister. Frequently he would come down to the Admiralty basement on his way from #10 Downing Street, to his underground, bomb-proof bedroom. He made it his practice to visit the Officer in Charge for up-to-date Intelligence and then stroll into the Duty Captain's room where there was a small bar from which he sometimes indulged in a night-cap, along with his ever-present cigar.

          On this particular night there had been a heavy raid on Rotterdam. He sat there, meditating, and then, as if to himself, he said, "Unrestricted submarine warfare, unrestricted air bombing -- this is total war." He continued sitting there, gazing at a large map, and then said, "Time and the Ocean and some guiding star and High Cabal have made us what we are."

          This was a most memorable scene and a revelation of reality that is infrequent, at best. If for the great Winston Churchill, there is a "High Cabal" that has made us what we are, our definition is complete. Who could know better than Churchill himself during the darkest days of World War II, that there exists, beyond doubt, an international High Cabal? This was true then. It is true today, especially in these times of the One World Order. This all-powerful group has remained superior because it had learned the value of anonymity. For them, the Secret Team and its professionals operate.

          We may wish to note that in a book "Gentleman Spy, the Life of Allen Dulles" the author, Peter Grose cites Allen Dulles response to an invitation to the luncheon table from Hoover's Secretary of State, Henry L. Stimson. Allen Dulles assured his partners in the Sullivan & Cromwell law firm, "Let it be known quietly that I am a lawyer and not a diplomat." He could not have made a more characteristic and truthful statement about himself. He always made it clear that he did not "plan" his work, he was always the "lawyer" who carried out the orders of his client whether the President of the United States, or the President of the local bank.

          The Secret Team (ST) being described herein consists of security-cleared individuals in and out of government who receive secret intelligence data gathered by the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA) and who react to those data, when it seems appropriate to them, with paramilitary plans and activities, e.g. training and "advising" -- a not exactly impenetrable euphemism for such things as leading into battle and actual combat -- Laotian tribal troops, Tibetan rebel horsemen, or Jordanian elite Palace Guards.

          Membership on the Team, granted on a "need-to-know" basis, varies with the nature and location of the problems that come to its attention, and its origins derive from that sometimes elite band of men who served with the World War II Office of Strategic Services (OSS) under the father of them all, General "Wild Bill" William J. Donovan, and in the old CIA.

          The power of the Team derives from its vast intragovernmental undercover infrastructure and its direct relationship with great private industries, mutual funds and investment houses, universities, and the news media, including foreign and domestic publishing houses. The Secret Team has very close affiliations with elements of power in more than three-score foreign countries and is able when it chooses to topple governments, to create governments, and to influence governments almost anywhere in the world.

          Whether or not the Secret Team had anything whatsoever to do with the deaths of Rafael Trujillo, Ngo Dinh Diem, Ngo Dinh Nhu, Dag Hammerskjold, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and others may never be revealed, but what is known is that the power of the Team is enhanced by the "cult of the gun" and by its sometimes brutal and always arbitrary anti-Communist flag waving, even when real Communism had nothing to do with the matter at hand.

          The Secret Team does not like criticism, investigation, or history and is always prone to see the world as divided into but two camps -- "Them" and "Us". Sometimes the distinction may be as little as one dot, as in "So. Viets" and "Soviets," the So. Viets being our friends in Indochina, and the Soviets being the enemy of that period. To be a member, you don't question, you don't ask; it's "Get on the Team" or else. One of its most powerful weapons in the most political and powerful capitals of the world is that of exclusion. To be denied the "need to know" status, like being a member of the Team, even though one may have all the necessary clearances, is to be totally blackballed and eliminated from further participation. Politically, if you are cut from the Team and from its insider's knowledge, you are dead. In many ways and by many criteria the Secret Team is the inner sanctum of a new religious order.

          At the heart of the Team, of course, are a handful of top executives of the CIA and of the National Security Council (NSC), most notably the chief White House adviser to the President on foreign policy affairs. Around them revolves a sort of inner ring of Presidential officials, civilians, and military men from the Pentagon, and career professionals of the intelligence community. It is often quite difficult to tell exactly who many of these men really are, because some may wear a uniform and the rank of general and really be with the CIA and others may be as inconspicuous as the executive assistant to some Cabinet officer's chief deputy. Out beyond this ring is an extensive and intricate network of government officials with responsibility for, or expertise in, some specific field that touches on national security or foreign affairs: "Think Tank" analysts, businessmen who travel a lot or whose businesses (e.g. import-export or cargo airline operations) are useful, academic experts in this or that technical subject or geographic region, and quite importantly, alumni of the intelligence community -- a service from which there are no unconditional resignations. All true members of the Team remain in the power center whether in office with the incumbent administration or out of office with the hard-core set. They simply rotate to and from official jobs and the business world or the pleasant haven of academe.

          Thus, the Secret Team is not a clandestine super-planning-board or super-general-staff. But even more damaging to the coherent conduct of foreign and military affairs, it is a bewildering collection of semi-permanent or temporarily assembled action committees and networks that respond pretty much ad hoc to specific troubles and to flash-intelligence data inputs from various parts of the world, sometimes in ways that duplicate the activities of regular American missions, sometimes in ways that undermine those activities, and very often in ways that interfere with and muddle them. At no time did the powerful and deft hand of the Secret Team evidence more catalytic influence than in the events of those final ninety days of 1963, which the "Pentagon Papers" were supposed to have exposed.

          The New York Times shocked the world on Sunday, June 13, 1971, with the publication of the first elements of the Pentagon Papers.[1] The first document the Times selected to print was a trip report on the situation in Saigon, credited to the Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara, and dated December 21, 1963. This was the first such report on the situation in Indochina to be submitted to President Lyndon B. Johnson. It came less than thirty days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and less than sixty days after the assassinations of President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam and his brother and counselor Ngo Dinh Nhu.

          Whether from some inner wisdom or real prescience or merely simple random selection, the Times chose to publish first from among the three thousand pages of analysis and four thousand pages of official documents that had come into its hands that report which may stand out in history as one of the key documents affecting national policy in the past quarter-century -- not so much for what it said as for what it signified. This report is a prime example of how the Secret Team, which has gained so much control over the vital foreign and political activities of this government, functions.

          Most observers might have expected that the inner group of men who had worked so closely with President Kennedy for three years would have lost heart in those days following his tragic death. On the contrary, they burst forth, as though from strong bonds and fetters and created this entirely new report, thus shaping the future of the Indochina conflict. Their energy and their new sense of direction seemed almost to rise from the flame of Kennedy's tomb in Arlington.

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It is highly suspicious... also how the video started. Maybe the doc shot her.

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     any BBC of CNN 'exclusive' is twice fishy to me. They would say go get me a marytr.   The way the girl looks at the cameraguy like, "why did you kill me?!"
I took the red pill. I can handle the truth !!?

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A complete black op.  Read what they are doing in Iran here http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=113773.msg714961#msg714961

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yeah history doesn't repeat itself this isn't 1953!

The police killed her with a small caliber weapon even though no one saw them do it!

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It is highly suspicious... also how the video started. Maybe the doc shot her.

Not to me. Seeing the lengths to which these "blackops" go, to DISCREDIT the current regime and for MASS POPULATION CONTROL to prefer the establishment they want to put forward. All in all, all these black ops operations are WORTHLESS, with or without Alex Jones and other truthseekers and whistleblower sites. There is things that they fail to consider, but I would not wish to name them as I know these fellas are snooping around here as well and also feel a great satisfaction and content of them being "f**kups" for a change.

Not that I like the Iranian "Islamo-fascist" regime but I know what that is a byproduct of, which are....many things....
Live free....or DIE HARD!!!

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Not to me. Seeing the lengths to which these "blackops" go, to DISCREDIT the current regime and for MASS POPULATION CONTROL to prefer the establishment they want to put forward. All in all, all these black ops operations are WORTHLESS, with or without Alex Jones and other truthseekers and whistleblower sites. There is things that they fail to consider, but I would not wish to name them as I know these fellas are snooping around here as well and also feel a great satisfaction and content of them being "f**kups" for a change.

Not that I like the Iranian "Islamo-fascist" regime but I know what that is a byproduct of, which are....many things....

However, if they wanna "demonize" the to the "sellable" (a lot of them) American public and then pitch for a campaign to "liberate" Iran from the "fascist" then MAYBE...just MAYBE, they'll get somewhere. They MAY (that is MAY) encounter a few problems while doing it.
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...What?

...Are you guys kidding?

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it's on soil in every country, it's called GCG the GLOBAL POLITICAL GAME, and you're a pawn in it

happy with your choice of tyrannical overlords?

yeah, me either

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My people believe that showing images of the dead is both disrespectful and that it takes a part of your soul.

You can imagine how I view using this poor girls death as a propaganda campaign. They have no honour at all. Nothing is sacred to these monsters.

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Nothing is sacred to these monsters.

Fact.

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Re: Why is the CFR trying to start a war with Iran using US sons and daughters?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2010, 12:22:22 pm »
One year ago...

ILLUMINATI BANKSTERS CAUGHT RED  HANDED PLANNING NUKE ATTACK ON US SOIL!

False Flag Nuke plot orchestrated by Citi, BoA, JPM, Wells/Wachovia, BONY UBS using Iran and China as scapegoats Exposed

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/04/07/2009-04-07_iranian_nuke_plot_vaporized_in_the_city_-2.html
Tuesday, April 7th 2009


The Manhattan district attorney's office has smashed a sinister plot to smuggle nuclear weapons materials to Iran through unwitting New York banks, the Daily News has learned. Officials plan to unseal a 118-count indictment Tuesday accusing a Chinese national of setting up a handful of fake companies to hide that he was selling millions of dollars in potential nuclear materials to Tehran. "This case will cut off a major source of supply to Iran and it shows how they are going ahead full steam to get a nuclear bomb. Long-range missiles they pretty much have already," a law enforcement source close to the case said. "We think it is one of the largest suppliers of weapons of mass destruction to Iran." Experts say Iran, under the leadership of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, appears close to amassing enough nuclear material to make an atom bomb. A United Nations embargo bans Iran from acquiring the high-tech metals needed to make a long-range nuclear weapon a reality. The indictment will outline the financial conspiracy behind 58 different transactions, including shipments of various banned materials from China to Iran between 2006 and late 2008.

Among them:

    * 33,000 pounds of a specialized aluminum alloy used almost exclusively in long-range missile production.
    * 66,000 pounds of tungsten copper plate, which is used in missile guidance systems.
    * 53,900 pounds of maraging steel rods, a superhard metal used in uranium enrichment and to make the casings for nuclear bombs.

The recipient is believed to have been a subsidiary of the Iranian Defense Ministry. The suspect, who is not believed to be in the U.S., set up four bogus import-export companies that did business with six Iranian shell firms, one source said. "They took elaborate steps to conceal the identity of the shipper and the recipient," the source said. The deals went through "several" New York banks, which cooperated when the alleged plot was uncovered. "The New York banks were completely unaware," the source said. Authorities first stumbled over the scheme seven months ago in an unrelated probe into Iranian money-laundering through Lloyd's, a British bank. In January, Lloyd's paid a $350 million fine to settle accusations it "stripped" information from Iranian money transfers to New York banks, hiding where the cash came from. Officials said they suspected that money was also used to finance Iran's nuke program. "The important thing is to put sunlight on these deals," the law enforcement source said.



http://www.reuters.com/article/governmentFilingsNews/idUSN0745146820090407?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0

* U.S. hits six Iranian companies hit with sanctions
* Chinese executive and his company indicted in New York
* Money channeled through U.S., European banks (Combines stories about indictment and sanctions)

By David Lawder and Edith Honan

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday slapped sanctions on a Chinese metals company and six Iranian companies suspected of collaborating on a scheme to transfer missile and nuclear technology from China to Iran.

A New York grand jury also indicted the Chinese metals company, LIMMT Economic and Trade Co Ltd, and its manager, Lee Fangwei, on 118 counts including suspicion of shipping 33,000 pounds (15,000 kg) of specialized aluminum alloy used for long-range missile production from China to Iran. Lee was charged with the suspected misuse of Manhattan banks employed to transfer money between China and Iran by way of Europe and the United States. The actions by the U.S. Treasury Department and a grand jury convened by the New York state prosecutor in Manhattan come as the United States has sought tougher U.N. sanctions against Iran to halt its nuclear program, which Western nations believe is designed for making weapons. Tehran says the program is aimed at increasing its civilian power capacity. China is bound by three U.N. Security Council sanctions resolutions forbidding support for or contact with individuals or companies linked to Iran's missile and nuclear programs. China and Russia reluctantly backed all three resolutions and say they are complying with sanctions. But U.N. diplomats say a number of Chinese, Russian and Western firms have continued to try to skirt the restrictions on selling sensitive technology to Iran. "Materials may be dual-use, but when they are sent to front companies set up by the Iranian military, and the defendants use false end-user certificates and dummy names, there's not much doubt that the use is for weapons," Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau told reporters. Morgenthau also said he would request the arrest and extradition of Lee, also known as Karl Lee and by several other aliases, from the Chinese government. He is believed to be at large in China.

SUSPECTED FIRMS BLACKLISTED

Morgenthau identified the U.S. banks as Citibank (C.N), JPMorgan Chase (JPM.N), Wachovia Bank/Wells Fargo Standard Centered Bank (WFC.N), Bank of America (BAC.N) and The Bank of New York Mellon (BK.N) but he declined to identify the European banks.




Morgenthau identified the U.S. banks as

Citibank (C.N),

JPMorgan Chase (JPM.N),

Wachovia Bank/Wells Fargo Standard Centered Bank (WFC.N),

Bank of America (BAC.N) and

The Bank of New York Mellon (BK.N)

but he declined to identify the European banks.




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Re: Why is the CFR trying to start a war with Iran using US sons and daughters?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2010, 12:27:33 pm »



Hey insane CIA and the Banksters that own you...

EVERYBODY KNOWS!






Sibel Edmonds' Charges of Nuclear Treason Crack the U.S. Mainstream Media
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=5704




Dallas Morning News Runs Edited Version of Phil Giraldi's Detailed 'American Conservative Magazine' Report on Former FBI Translator's Corroborated Allegations Against High-Ranking U.S. Officials...

Kudos the Dallas Morning News for becoming the first U.S. corporate mainstream outlet to run coverage of former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds' startling allegations of high-treason and the sale of U.S. nuclear secrets to the foreign black market, with the cooperation of high-ranking U.S. officials, originally published weeks ago by UK's Sunday Times, and papers in virtually every other country --- except for this one.

Today, the Morning News runs a lengthy version of former CIA officer Phil Giraldi's "Found in Translation" essay, originally published at American Conservative Magazine several weeks ago. Though the Morning News version is labeled as "Commentary" and replaces the named identity of former #3 at the State Department, Marc Grossman with "high-ranking official", along with other edits, the piece succeeds in breaking the U.S. media silence on the bulk of the details recently revealed in this remarkable story.

This version of Giraldi's story is sub-headlined, "Why is her story being covered up?" and begins as follows...
Most Americans have never heard of Sibel Edmonds, and if the U.S. government has its way, they never will.
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And if she is to be believed, a treasonous plot to embed moles in American military and nuclear installations and pass sensitive intelligence to Israeli, Pakistani and Turkish sources was facilitated by figures in the upper echelons of the State and Defense Departments. Her charges could be easily confirmed or dismissed if classified government documents were made available to investigators.

Go read it. Then take five minutes to write a letter to your local papers and/or news stations (Dem-based web tool, Rep-based web tool) to ask them why they are not investigating and/or reporting this story.

The BRAD BLOG's extensive, years-long catalog of too-frequently-exclusive coverage of the Sibel Edmonds story can be read here.





Catli has links to terrorism, gangsterism and Chicago in the USA.

In the summer of 2001, 4 months before 9 11, the FBI's monitoring of Turkish agents revealed Turkish contacts with Feith, Wolfowitz, and Perle.

These people had discussions with the Turkish ambassador in Washington.

The subject of the discussions was a deal whereby the U.S. would invade Iraq.



According to Interpol, "Turkey is a major staging area and transportation route for heroin destined for European markets."[37]

Reportedly, members of the Turkish military and police are members of drug gangs.

Sometimes there is gang warfare.

The CIA and its friends in NATO are reported to have used 'terrorist' gangs in order to keep the 'right wing' in power in Europe, including Turkey.

"Those structures still exist," claims newspaper columnist Cengiz Candar. ('Deep state plot' Coup rumours about rogue security officials set Turkey abuzz)

The CIA is believed to work closely with certain right-wing forces in Turkey.



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In 1996, a car crashed in the town of Susurluk, in Turkey.

The car contained a top police chief and a top politician.

The car also contained a man called Abdullah Çatli, who was a drug trafficker and contract killer with links to fascism and the CIA's Operation Gladio.

In 1998 the magazine Monde Diplomatique alleged that Abdullah Çatli organized the 1981 attempt to assassinate the Pope, "in exchange for the sum of 3 million German mark"

In 1989, Catli was on Interpol's 'most wanted' list.

In 1989, Catli was able to travel to the USA, be granted residency, settle in Chicago, and continued to conduct his operations.

According to Cengiz Candar, "Susurluk revealed weird connections between state officials and those who operate outside the limits of the law. It happened at a time when we had a lot of extra-judicial killings in Turkey."

"But the investigation stopped just as there was speculation it was reaching very sensitive spots, even the military establishment. That only confirmed the existence of these networks in the public consciousness." ('Deep state plot' Coup rumours about rogue security officials set Turkey abuzz)



Sibel Edmonds, as a translator for the FBI, translated recordings of conversations between suspected Turkish intelligence agents and various Americans.

She was concerned that one of her fellow translators, Can Dickerson, was a member of the American-Turkish Council, a Turkish group being investigated for:

A. Bribing top government officials and members of Congress
B. Drug trafficking
C. Illegal weapons sales
D. Money laundering
E. Nuclear proliferation.

Sibel was sacked from the FBI in April 2002 after she raised her concerns.

She was shocked that no effort was made to deal with the corruption that she had come across.

A Department of Justice inspector general's report called Edmonds's allegations 'credible.'

Two ranking Senate Judiciary Committee members backed her.

'60 Minutes' found her claims believable.

John Ashcroft's Justice Department gagged her.

In August 2009, she was able to testify under oath in a court case in Ohio.


Marc Grossman

The 1 November 2009 Issue of The American Conservative has an article entitled: Who's Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?

This article covers the evidence Edmonds gave in court in August 2009.

Among the points made:

1. Members of Congress and US government employees were giving information to foreign agents. Sibel Edmonds provided names and details.

One person identified was Marc Grossman, then the third highest-ranking official at the State Department.

While Grossman had been U.S. ambassador to Turkey (1994-97), he reportedly became involved with Turkish government operatives and with suspected criminal groups.

He also had 'suspicious' contact with Israelis.

Reportedly, Grossman was involved in the 'Susurluk' scandal which involved top criminals and top army and intelligence officers with whom he had been in contact.

The gangster who was killed in the 1996 Susurluk scandal was Abdullah Catli.

Catli was on Interpol's 'most wanted' list.

But Catli, in 1989, was able to travel to the USA, be granted residency, settle in Chicago, and continued to conduct his operations.

Air Force Major Douglas Dickerson worked for Grossman in Turkey. Later he went to work for Douglas Feith; and his wife Can Dickerson was hired as an FBI Turkish translator.

2. According to Edmonds:

A. Grossman, at the State Department, continued to assist his Turkish and Israeli contacts.

B. Grossman helped certain people to gain access to members of Congress such as Tom Lantos.

C. Israel, Turkey and Pakistan ended up receiving US defence information.



Perle

3. According to Edmonds:

A. officials at the Pentagon, such as Richard Perle and Douglas Feith, were also involved.

B. Perle and Feith would give to Grossman the names and personal details of certain officials in the Pentagon.

C. Grossman was being paid for his services.

D. Feith and Perle had a relationship with Kissinger's group, with Northrop Grumman, with former secretary of state James Baker's group, and with former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft.



Feith

4. According to Edmonds:

In the summer of 2001, 4 months before 9 11, the FBI monitoring of the Turks revealed contacts with Feith, Wolfowitz, and Perle.

These people had discussions with the Turkish ambassador in Washington.

The subject of the discussions was a deal whereby the U.S. would invade Iraq.

The UK would take the south.

The USA would take the rest.

The Turks wanted to take the Kurdish region.

Scowcroft and Baker had consulting firms doing business with Turkey.

Scowcroft, Baker, Richard Armitage (deputy Secretary of State), and Grossman became involved in negotiations with Turkey.

Scowcroft wanted Iraq invaded in 2001, assuming his friend Turkey would be given a good deal.



Wolfowitz.

5. According to Edmonds:

Turkish agents had a network of Turkish professors in US universities.

Turkish students would be placed in various US nuclear facilities and some were able to work for the US Air Force.

Grossman could ensure security clearance.

Information gained by the students could be sold for example to the Saudis.

6. This corruption also involved Congress.

According to Edmonds:

The FBI was looking at Bob Livingston, Dan Burton, Dennis Hastert, Tom Lantos and Jan Schakowsky.

Turkish agents found out that Jan Schakowsky was bisexual.

A Turkish agent began a relationship with her.

7. Edmonds saw conversations that suggested US agents were supporting al-Qaeda in central Asia and the Balkans, and that this contact continued until 9/11.

According to Edmonds:

These conversations, between 1997 and 2001, involved various bin Ladens, managed by US agents.

Marc Grossman was in charge.

Various bin Ladens, plus guns and drugs, travelled on NATO planes.

NATO planes took some of the drugs to Belgium. Drugs then went to the UK.

A lot of drugs were transported on military planes to the USA.

8. According to Edmonds, corrupt Chicago is central to Obama's administration.

The Turkish criminals have Chicago as the centre of their operation.

http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2009/09/top-us-officials-reportedly-involved-in.html



FBI Veteran Executive Calls For Special Counsel Investigation, Prosecutions in Sibel Edmonds Case
Details panic inside the Bureau, executive effort to 'keep this whole thing quiet' when matter first came to light in 2002
Further confirms FBI translator/whistleblower's allegations, credibility...

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7449
By Brad Friedman on 10/5/2009 11:18AM  

An 18-year Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Manager for the FBI has called for a Special Counsel to be appointed to investigate the allegations of FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds. John M. Cole, who now works as an intelligence contractor for the Air Force, made his comments during an audio interview released late last week with radio journalist Peter B. Collins.

He also offered a detailed insiders look at the concerns among high-level officials inside the Bureau as Edmonds disturbing allegations began coming to light back in 2002, before they would be quashed for seven long years by the Bush Administration's unprecedented use of the so-called "State Secrets Privilege" to gag her.


Earlier last week, following the publication of a remarkable American Conservative magazine cover story interview with Edmonds --- detailing a broad bribery, blackmail and espionage conspiracy said to have been carried out between current and former members of the U.S. Congress, high-ranking State and Defense Department officials and covert operatives from Turkey and Israel, resulting in the theft and sale of nuclear weapons technology to the foreign black market --- Cole had been quoted by the magazine confirming one of Edmonds' key allegations.

"I am fully aware of the FBI's decade-long investigation of" Marc Grossman, he said in response to the AmCon article/interview. Grossman had served as the third-highest ranking official in the Bush State Department and was alleged by Edmonds in the interview, and in a sworn, video-taped deposition a month earlier, to have been the U.S. ringleader for a massive Turkish espionage scandal reaching through the halls of power and into top secret nuclear facilities around the country to the benefit of allies and enemies alike. Cole said that the FBI's counterintelligence probe "ultimately was buried and covered up," and that he believes it is "long past time" for an investigation of the case to "bring about accountability."

In his subsequent interview with Collins last week (audio and text excerpts posted below) Cole elaborated on those comments in much greater detail, noting that Edmonds has been "one hundred percent right on the money, on the mark" and confirming the existence of an "ongoing and detailed effort by Turkey to develop influence in the United States" through various illegal activities.

"Yes, I can confirm that," Cole told Collins, "That's true."

The FBI veteran executive also offered an insider's account of the panic that ensued inside the highest echelons of the Bureau following Edmonds first disclosure of information in 2002, recounting how an executive assistant director admitted to him at the time, just after the story first broke, "Well, all I know is that everything that Sibel is stating is true. I read her file. Everything she stated is, in fact, accurate."

Cole further describes how the concerns about Edmonds ultimately led to the Bush Administration's two-time use of the draconian "State Secrets Privilege" in hopes of keeping her extraordinary information from becoming public. "Everybody at headquarters level at the bureau knew that what she was saying was extremely accurate."

"I know they didn't want her to go out and speak about it at all," Cole revealed, "and I know they were trying to figure out ways of keeping this whole thing quiet, because they didn't want Sibel to come out."

He also offered information which directly counters one of the criticisms of Edmonds' allegations as frequently offered by skeptics. Namely, that as a short time FBI contract translator --- even though she was tasked to review some seven years of counterintelligence wiretaps made from 1996 to 2002 --- she couldn't have had enough understanding of the full scope of the investigations to understand what was really going on.

"The thing is," Cole explained to Collins, "the position that Sibel was in, she had access to extremely sensitive information. The translators have access to some of the most sensitive information that we receive."

He detailed how first-hand information goes first from the translators to the investigators who then act on it, as some of the most important information collected by FBI language specialists could have "implications that may affect even the White House, or policy."

"So what I'm saying is, I know she had access to some very sensitive stuff, and I could see why the Bureau would squirm over her coming out and speaking about some of the things that were going on."

The interview concluded with Cole's re-iteration of both his confidence in Edmonds' credibility, and his call for accountability.

"I would love to see, especially with the allegations that Sibel has come out with, her allegations --- which I believe are in fact true, I have no reason to doubt what she's saying --- I would love to see somebody take that, a Special Counsel or whatever, some group of people that you could trust, have them investigate those allegations and have people's feet held to the fire. Have them be held accountable for their actions --- and prosecuted if they've done wrong."

"You know, no one's above the law, and no one should be above the law," he added, along with one more chilling thought: "You know, it really irritates me that people are getting away with murder, in some cases. They should not be allowed to get away with that. There needs to be accountability. And that's what I'd love to see."

The complete audio, and key text excerpts from Collins' interview with Cole follow below...

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• Peter B. Collins interviews John M. Cole, 10/02/09, (appx. 30 mins)
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Interview excerpts...

On Edmonds' credibility...
COLE: I've known Sibel now for, ya know, for a few years. And everything she says, she's a hundred percent right on the money, on the mark. I've never --- there's not one thing I've seen Sibel be off the mark on. I mean, she's 100%. She's very credible. I give her a hundred percent credit on everything she says.


Some of the things I'm not aware of, ya know, that she claims. But, here again, you know we had the Department of Justice's Inspector General review all this stuff too, and in their report they came out and said that there was a lot of merit to what she was saying and they ordered the Bureau to investigate her allegations. And, of course, they've never done it. It's been how many years since they told them to do that, and nothing's been done.

So, yeah, I've a lot of respect for Sibel Edmonds. I trust her. I don't think she'd say anything that wasn't true.

Confirmation of key allegations about Turkish espionage and high-ranking officials...
PBC: John Cole, based on your experience, going back to the early 1990's, can you confirm that there was an ongoing and detailed effort by Turkey to develop influence in the United States, through a variety of means, some of which were not legal.


COLE: Yes, I can confirm that. That's true.
...
PBC: Are you aware of any long-term collusion by U.S. officials that aided and abetted that desire by Turkey to develop influence in Washington. In other words, was this a two-way street?

COLE: As far as helping us, helping the America public, no. As far as helping certain politicians, yes. That's correct. They would ask for favors, Turkish individuals would ask for favors --- ya know, 'you help me out and I'll help you out" --- and basically what would happen is the elected official would either receive money or some kind of gift. Or, if it was a government employee, I've seen it where after they retired, they get these very lucrative positions with a Turkish company, or whatever the country may be. ... They get a very lucrative position that pays them an extraordinary amount of money. ... So yeah, if you help them out, they help you out. Let's put it that way.

PBC: And, based on your knowledge, was this centered at the American Turkish Council, was that the entity, the non-government agency that was used by Turkey to spawn and promote this desire to develop influence among important officials in the United States.

COLE: That was just one, there was others too, but yes, that was one.

PBC: And as you read Philip Giraldi's article and the companion interview in the American Conservative magazine was there anything that jumped out at you, that was new to you?

COLE: I thought it was very interesting, the article was, and nothing really surprised me, let's put it that way. You know, I thought, well, there was certain things I wasn't aware of. I'll say that. But nothing surprised me. I thought well this makes a little more sense on some of the investigations I had, I can understand now why certain things happened the way they did. But as far as jumping out at me, nothing was really a surprise.

On first hearing about Edmonds in a 2002 Washington Post article; Confirmation and reaction among higher-ups in the Bureau when the matter first came up; And the key role that translators play in the FBI's counterintelligence divisions...
COLE: ...When I went back to work the next day, after that article came out, I asked somebody, I said "Whose this Sibel Edmonds?", and they said, a woman that I know, a female that I know that worked up on the seventh floor, which is where the Director's floor is at, all the executives are up there --- she told me, she goes "Well, all I know is that everything that Sibel is stating", this is what she told me, she goes, "everything that Sibel is stating is true. I read her file. Everything she stated is, in fact, accurate." And she goes, "The seventh floor better figure out what they're gonna do about her, because she's completely right."


And then I asked her, I said, "Well, how can I get a hold of her? I want to meet with her. I want to talk to her and compare notes with her."

And she told me, "It's best you don't get in touch with her."
...
Everybody at headquarters level at the bureau knew that what she was saying was extremely accurate.

PBC: Aside from the woman on the seventh floor that you referred to, was there any kind of a buzz that 'we've got to silence this woman, that this is dangerous for the FBI, dangerous for the U.S. government, could expose ongoing investigations?' I mean some of it could have been put in legitimate terms, and others, like you just cited the woman on the seventh floor, seemed to be suggestion that a cover up was in order, because this information was not only true, but highly explosive.

COLE: Well, exactly. And there was an executive assistant director I used to talk to all the time, and I talked to her about it, and she said one time, she goes, "Well, the Bureau is gonna have to try to work something out with Sibel, because they don't want this to go out and become public." And said, "Well, I think it's kind of late for that!" Ya know?

But I know they didn't want her to go out and speak about it at all, and I know they were trying to figure out ways of keeping this whole thing quiet, because they didn't want Sibel to come out.

The thing is, the position that Sibel was in, she had access to extremely sensitive information. The translators have access to some of the most sensitive information that we receive. I mean, we have stuff that is just mind-boggling, the stuff that comes in, the translators translate and we get. And they have first-hand knowledge of it, before anyone else does, because they're the first ones to translate it, and they say 'Oh, wow, look what's going on here."

And then they send it to the investigators, and we put the pieces together and say, 'Okay, now this is pertinent to my case here, or this is pertinent to this', or we send an IIR [Intelligence Information Report] out to the community saying 'this is something you might want to be aware of. This has implications that may affect even the White House, or policy'. So you send an Intelligence Information Report out to those agencies.

So, what Sibel is saying, I don't doubt whatsoever. There's no reason for her to lie about it. And she's been accurate on every other point that she's ever made.

So what I'm saying is, I know she had access to some very sensitive stuff, and I could see why the Bureau would squirm over her coming out and speaking about some of the things that were going on.

Calling for accountability and a Special Counsel investigation of the Edmonds case...
PBC: John is there anything you'd like to add here, in regard to the Sibel Edmonds case, and what you would like to see in terms of exposure of her allegations and investigation of these various serious claims?


COLE: Well, I'd like to see --- I feel terrible for Sibel, because I know what she's gone through. I mean, I've gone through the same thing. I think she went through more than I did, as far as that, and I went through a lot. But what I would like to see, there has to be accountability and there has to be oversight. First of all, you need to have legislation that protects people that come out and do the right thing.

And it has to be enforceable, that's the second thing. It has to be enforceable. You can have legislation, but if there's nothing to enforce it, it's useless. It has to be enforceable.

The third thing is, I don't believe any agency should have their own control over their security programs, for security clearance. It's just crazy that they have an inspection division within the FBI that goes out and inspects the FBI. Because everyone in that inspection division is trying to get promoted. And they know if they go out and find something negative about an SAC or an ASAC [Assistant Special Agent in Charge] or a high-level official in the FBI, they're not going to report it, because it's going to ruin their career. So you need to have a separate entity coming in and looking at that. The Dept. of Justice would be good, if they would do their job. But there needs to be some changes, and some major changes.

And I would love to see, especially with the allegations that Sibel has come out with, her allegations --- which I believe are in fact true, I have no reason to doubt what she's saying --- I would love to see somebody take that, a Special Counsel or whatever, some group of people that you could trust, have them investigate those allegations and have people's feet held to the fire. Have them be held accountable for their actions --- and prosecuted if they've done wrong.

You know, no one's above the law, and no one should be above the law. You know, it really irritates me that people are getting away with murder, in some cases. They should not be allowed to get away with that. There needs to be accountability. And that's what I'd love to see.

And I'd love to see Sibel finally have her day in court, where she can come out and say what she wants to say, and she can be compensated for all the wrong-doing that they did to her. I mean, she's an exceptional person, and she's a patriot, and she should not have been treated the way she's been treated. That's what I'd like to see.

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Re: Why is the CFR trying to start a war with Iran using US sons and daughters?
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2010, 12:29:03 pm »

Crimes of the State

Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds has released some new information in The Sunday Times (UK--also posted to Alternet.org), and on her website. This should be required reading for every US citizen. Sibel risks jail time (or worse) in order to make these highly disturbing allegations against high ranking US government officials. Sibel has been officially gagged by the Justice Department (sic) for several years.

Sibel also testified to the 9/11 Commission, but her allegations were ignored, and her testimony eliminated from their final report. In her open letter to Thomas Kean, the nominal head of the 9/11 Commission, Edmonds first made public her most shocking allegations:

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   “If Counterintelligence receives information that contains money laundering, illegal arms sale, and illegal drug activities, directly linked to terrorist activities; and if that information involves certain nations, certain semi-legit organizations, and ties to certain lucrative or political relations in this country, then, that information is not shared with Counterterrorism, regardless of the possible severe consequences. In certain cases, frustrated FBI agents cited ‘direct pressure by the State Department,’ and in other cases ‘sensitive diplomatic relations’ is cited. ...Your hearings did not include questions regarding these unspoken and unwritten policies and practices. Despite your full awareness and understanding of certain criminal conduct that connects to certain terrorist related activities, committed by certain US officials and high-level government employees, you have not proposed criminal investigations into this conduct, although under the laws of this country you are required to do so." --Sibel Edmonds, Open Letter to Thomas Kean (emphasis added)

This is an open accusation of conspiracy by a former FBI employee with first hand knowledge. Yet, the US corporate media will not run this story, even as their UK counterparts have begun to investigate Sibel's information. The UK Times story has also been covered in Pakistan, India and Israel. No mention of this issue reaches US network television audiences at all.

But there's more!

Sibel herself posted a State Secrets Privilege Gallery of photos on her website, with no text explanation or identification of the people shown. This may fall within the technical restraints placed on her by the Justice Department (sic), as she does not explain who the individuals are, or why they are shown.

However, in the source code of the photo gallery, the images are identified as follows:

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   o:title="RichardPerle"

    o:title="DouglasFeith"

    o:title="EricEdelman"

    o:title="Marc Grossman"

    o:href="http://www.medaloffreedom.com/BrentScowcroft1.jpg"

    o:title="Larry Franklin"

    o:title="DennisHastert2"

    o:title="RoyBlunt"

    o:title="Dan Burton 2"

    o:title="Tom Lantos"

    o:title="BobLivingston"

    o:title="StephenSolarz"

    o:title="GrahamFuller"

    o:title="DavidMakovsky"

    o:title="AlanMakovsky"

    o:title="EnverYusuf"

    o:title="SabriSayari"

    o:title="MehmetEymur"

Blogger Larisa Alexandrovna identifies Marc Grossman as the former State Department official referred to in the Sunday Times article:

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   "...one well-known senior official in the US State Department was being paid by Turkish agents in Washington who were selling the [nuclear secrets] information on to black market buyers, including Pakistan."

    "They were helped, she says, by the high-ranking State Department official who provided some of their moles – mainly PhD students – with security clearance to work in sensitive nuclear research facilities." --(emphasis added) The Sunday Times UK, For sale: West’s deadly nuclear secrets, January 6, 2008
Marc Grossman's name has come up before.

Relates to 9/11


Included in the Edmonds Sunday Times piece is a highly censored area: the funding of the 9/11 attacks themselves. This is something I haven't seen in a corporate media news story since 2001:

 
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  "The Pakistani [nuclear secrets] operation was led by General Mahmoud Ahmad, then the ISI chief.
    Intercepted communications [by the FBI] showed Ahmad and his colleagues stationed in Washington were in constant contact with attachés in the Turkish embassy.

    Intelligence analysts say that members of the ISI were close to Al-Qaeda before and after 9/11. Indeed, Ahmad was accused of sanctioning a $100,000 wire payment to Mohammed Atta, one of the 9/11 hijackers, immediately before the attacks." --Sunday Times

Now this isn't the entire story, of course. But, it's a start.

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   "On September 10, [2001] a Pakistani newspaper reports on [ISI chief Mahmoud Ahmad's] trip so far. It says his visit has “triggered speculation about the agenda of his mysterious meetings at the Pentagon and National Security Council” as well as meetings with CIA Director Tenet (see September 9, 2001), unspecified officials at the White House and the Pentagon, and his “most important meeting” with Marc Grossman, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.” [News (Islamabad), 9/10/2001], ISI Director Mahmood Ahmed, Complete 911 Timeline (emphasis added)

Just why isn't former ISI chief Ahmad being sought for the crimes of 9/11? Could it be his deep involvement with treasonous elements in the US government? This cover up is being exposed, and it must be making some people in Washington DC a bit nervous this week.

Sibel and the Times blatantly link the Turks, the Pakistanis and the Israelis together along with treasonous US officials. These US officials are just two steps away from "Al Qaeda" which was created and controlled by Pakistani ISI. These links must be pursued on the basis of "national security" if for no other reason.

The Israelis also had a massive spy ring in operation somehow related to the 9/11 attacks, and this connection of a working and covert relationship between the Israelis and the Pakistanis could be the final straw that demolishes the official cover up of 9/11.

So many slips and leaks have rendered the official fiction of the 9/11 attacks inoperable.



The Sunday Times (UK)

January 6, 2008

For sale: West’s deadly nuclear secrets

A WHISTLEBLOWER has made a series of extraordinary claims about how corrupt government officials allowed Pakistan and other states to steal nuclear weapons secrets.
Sibel Edmonds, a 37-year-old former Turkish language translator for the FBI, listened into hundreds of sensitive intercepted conversations while based at the agency’s Washington field office.

She approached The Sunday Times last month after reading about an Al-Qaeda terrorist who had revealed his role in training some of the 9/11 hijackers while he was in Turkey.
Edmonds described how foreign intelligence agents had enlisted the support of US officials to acquire a network of moles in sensitive military and nuclear institutions.

Among the hours of covert tape recordings, she says she heard evidence that one well-known senior official in the US State Department was being paid by Turkish agents in Washington who were selling the information on to black market buyers, including Pakistan.
The name of the official – who has held a series of top government posts – is known to The Sunday Times. He strongly denies the claims.

However, Edmonds said: “He was aiding foreign operatives against US interests by passing them highly classified information, not only from the State Department but also from the Pentagon, in exchange for money, position and political objectives.”
She claims that the FBI was also gathering evidence against senior Pentagon officials – including household names – who were aiding foreign agents.

“If you made public all the information that the FBI have on this case, you will see very high-level people going through criminal trials,” she said.
Her story shows just how much the West was infiltrated by foreign states seeking nuclear secrets. It illustrates how western government officials turned a blind eye to, or were even helping, countries such as Pakistan acquire bomb technology.

The wider nuclear network has been monitored for many years by a joint Anglo-American intelligence effort. But rather than shut it down, investigations by law enforcement bodies such as the FBI and Britain’s Revenue & Customs have been aborted to preserve diplomatic relations.
Edmonds, a fluent speaker of Turkish and Farsi, was recruited by the FBI in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Her previous claims about incompetence inside the FBI have been well documented in America.

She has given evidence to closed sessions of Congress and the 9/11 commission, but many of the key points of her testimony have remained secret. She has now decided to divulge some of that information after becoming disillusioned with the US authorities’ failure to act.
One of Edmonds’s main roles in the FBI was to translate thousands of hours of conversations by Turkish diplomatic and political targets that had been covertly recorded by the agency.

A backlog of tapes had built up, dating back to 1997, which were needed for an FBI investigation into links between the Turks and Pakistani, Israeli and US targets. Before she left the FBI in 2002 she heard evidence that pointed to money laundering, drug imports and attempts to acquire nuclear and conventional weapons technology.
“What I found was damning,” she said. “While the FBI was investigating, several arms of the government were shielding what was going on.”

The Turks and Israelis had planted “moles” in military and academic institutions which handled nuclear technology. Edmonds says there were several transactions of nuclear material every month, with the Pakistanis being among the eventual buyers. “The network appeared to be obtaining information from every nuclear agency in the United States,” she said.
They were helped, she says, by the high-ranking State Department official who provided some of their moles – mainly PhD students – with security clearance to work in sensitive nuclear research facilities. These included the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory in New Mexico, which is responsible for the security of the US nuclear deterrent.In one conversation Edmonds heard the official arranging to pick up a $15,000 cash bribe. The package was to be dropped off at an agreed location by someone in the Turkish diplomatic community who was working for the network.

The Turks, she says, often acted as a conduit for the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s spy agency, because they were less likely to attract suspicion. Venues such as the American Turkish Council in Washington were used to drop off the cash, which was picked up by the official.
Edmonds said: “I heard at least three transactions like this over a period of 2½ years. There are almost certainly more.”

The Pakistani operation was led by General Mahmoud Ahmad, then the ISI chief.
Intercepted communications showed Ahmad and his colleagues stationed in Washington were in constant contact with attachésin the Turkish embassy.

Intelligence analysts say that members of the ISI were close to Al-Qaeda before and after 9/11. Indeed, Ahmad was accused of sanctioning a $100,000 wire payment to Mohammed Atta, one of the 9/11 hijackers, immediately before the attacks.
The results of the espionage were almost certainly passed to Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani nuclear scientist.

Khan was close to Ahmad and the ISI. While running Pakistan’s nuclear programme, he became a millionaire by selling atomic secrets to Libya, Iran and North Korea. He also used a network of companies in America and Britain to obtain components for a nuclear programme.
Khan caused an alert among western intelligence agencies when his aides met Osama Bin Laden. “We were aware of contact between A Q Khan’s people and Al-Qaeda,” a former CIA officer said last week. “There was absolute panic when we initially discovered this, but it kind of panned out in the end.”

It is likely that the nuclear secrets stolen from the United States would have been sold to a number of rogue states by Khan.
Edmonds was later to see the scope of the Pakistani connections when it was revealed that one of her fellow translators at the FBI was the daughter of a Pakistani embassy official who worked for Ahmad. The translator was given top secret clearance despite protests from FBI investigators.

Edmonds says packages containing nuclear secrets were delivered by Turkish operatives, using their cover as members of the diplomatic and military community, to contacts at the Pakistani embassy in Washington.
Following 9/11, a number of the foreign operatives were taken in for questioning by the FBI on suspicion that they knew about or somehow aided the attacks.

Edmonds said the State Department official once again proved useful. “A primary target would call the official and point to names on the list and say, ‘We need to get them out of the US because we can’t afford for them to spill the beans’,” she said. “The official said that he would ‘take care of it’.”
The four suspects on the list were released from interrogation and extradited.

Edmonds also claims that a number of senior officials in the Pentagon had helped Israeli and Turkish agents.
“The people provided lists of potential moles from Pentagon-related institutions who had access to databases concerning this information,” she said.

“The handlers, who were part of the diplomatic community, would then try to recruit those people to become moles for the network. The lists contained all their ‘hooking points’, which could be financial or sexual pressure points, their exact job in the Pentagon and what stuff they had access to.”
One of the Pentagon figures under investigation was Lawrence Franklin, a former Pentagon analyst, who was jailed in 2006 for passing US defence information to lobbyists and sharing classified information with an Israeli diplomat.

“He was one of the top people providing information and packages during 2000 and 2001,” she said.
Once acquired, the nuclear secrets could have gone anywhere. The FBI monitored Turkish diplomats who were selling copies of the information to the highest bidder.

Edmonds said: “Certain greedy Turkish operators would make copies of the material and look around for buyers. They had agents who would find potential buyers.”
In summer 2000, Edmonds says the FBI monitored one of the agents as he met two Saudi Arabian businessmen in Detroit to sell nuclear information that had been stolen from an air force base in Alabama. She overheard the agent saying: “We have a package and we’re going to sell it for $250,000.”

Edmonds’s employment with the FBI lasted for just six months. In March 2002 she was dismissed after accusing a colleague of covering up illicit activity involving Turkish nationals.
She has always claimed that she was victimised for being outspoken and was vindicated by an Office of the Inspector General review of her case three years later. It found that one of the contributory reasons for her sacking was that she had made valid complaints.

The US attorney-general has imposed a state secrets privilege order on her, which prevents her revealing more details of the FBI’s methods and current investigations.
Her allegations were heard in a closed session of Congress, but no action has been taken and she continues to campaign for a public hearing.

She was able to discuss the case with The Sunday Times because, by the end of January 2002, the justice department had shut down the programme.
The senior official in the State Department no longer works there. Last week he denied all of Edmonds’s allegations: “If you are calling me to say somebody said that I took money, that’s outrageous . . . I do not have anything to say about such stupid ridiculous things as this.”

In researching this article, The Sunday Times has talked to two FBI officers (one serving, one former) and two former CIA sources who worked on nuclear proliferation. While none was aware of specific allegations against officials she names, they did provide overlapping corroboration of Edmonds’s story.
One of the CIA sources confirmed that the Turks had acquired nuclear secrets from the United States and shared the information with Pakistan and Israel. “We have no indication that Turkey has its own nuclear ambitions. But the Turks are traders. To my knowledge they became big players in the late 1990s,” the source said.

How Pakistan got the bomb, then sold it to the highest bidders
1965 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistan’s foreign minister, says: “If India builds the bomb we will eat grass . . . but we will get one of our own”

1974 Nuclear programme becomes increased priority as India tests a nuclear device
1976 Abdul Qadeer Khan, a scientist, steals secrets from Dutch uranium plant. Made head of his nation’s nuclear programme by Bhutto, now prime minister

1976 onwards Clandestine network established to obtain materials and technology for uranium enrichment from the West
1985 Pakistan produces weapons-grade uranium for the first time

1989-91 Khan’s network sells Iran nuclear weapons information and technology
1991-97 Khan sells weapons technology to North Korea and Libya

1998 India tests nuclear bomb and Pakistan follows with a series of nuclear tests. Khan says: “I never had any doubts I was building a bomb. We had to do it”
2001 CIA chief George Tenet gathers officials for crisis summit on the proliferation of nuclear technology from Pakistan to other countries

2001 Weeks before 9/11, Khan’s aides meet Osama Bin Laden to discuss an Al-Qaeda nuclear device
2001 After 9/11 proliferation crisis becomes secondary as Pakistan is seen as important ally in war on terror

2003 Libya abandons nuclear weapons programme and admits acquiring components through Pakistani nuclear scientists
2004 Khan placed under house arrest and confesses to supplying Iran, Libya and North Korea with weapons technology. He is pardoned by President Pervez Musharraf

2006 North Korea tests a nuclear bomb
2007 Renewed fears that bomb may fall into hands of Islamic extremists as killing of Benazir Bhutto throws country into turmoil

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Re: Why is the CFR trying to start a war with Iran using US sons and daughters?
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2010, 12:29:25 pm »
SIBEL EDMONDS SPEAKS TO UK SUNDAY TIMES: SAYS U.S. OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN RELEASE OF NUKE SECRETS TO TURKEY, PAKISTAN, IRAN, OTHERS, POSSIBLY EVEN AL-QAEDA
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=5518

Former 'Gagged' FBI Whistleblower Alleges Pentagon, State Department Officials Overheard Receiving Payoffs in Exchange for Classified Info; Crimes Covered Up at Highest Levels of Government
U.S. Media Scooped Again, Failed to Air Claims After Offer of Disclosure by Edmonds in Recent BRAD BLOG Exclusives... [UPDATED SEVERAL TIMES]

-- By Brad Friedman

[Updated --- now several times --- with a number of significant items, additional info, background, reaction and analysis from around the blogosphere, all at the end of the article.]

Sibel Edmonds, the former FBI translator who has been under a Bush administration gag order for the past 5 years, has now begun to disclose some of the classified information she has been prohibited from revealing.

"A WHISTLEBLOWER has made a series of extraordinary claims about how corrupt government officials allowed Pakistan and other states to steal nuclear weapons secrets," reports Great Britain's Sunday Times in the lede of their front page exclusive, headlined "For sale: West’s deadly nuclear secrets."

In the article, just filed tonight, Edmonds reveals details overheard on wiretaps she translated during her time at the FBI, just after 9/11. Her disclosures to the Times reveal a maze of nuclear black market espionage involving U.S. Defense and State Department officials, that resulted in the sale and propagation of nuclear secrets to Turkish and Israeli interests. In turn, that information was then sold to Pakistan and used by A.Q. Kahn for development of nuclear weapons. The secrets were subsequently proliferated to Iran, Libya, North Korea, and potentially al-Qaeda's Osama bin Laden, just weeks prior to September 11th, 2001.

The explosive allegations, shared with the Sunday Times over the last several weeks, follow on the heels of two reports published late last year by The BRAD BLOG, based on our own exclusive interviews with Edmonds.


While not everything Edmonds has to reveal is reported by the Times tonight, the foreign paper's front-page feature underscores, yet again, the failure of the U.S. mainstream media to adequately report on issues of extraordinary importance to American national security.

In late October, Edmonds had told The BRAD BLOG she was prepared to reveal the information to any major U.S. broadcast media outlet, after feeling that she had exhausted all efforts to see the disturbing information properly investigated by U.S. Government agencies. She had, in fact, spent years in classified interviews with high-ranking officials from the FBI, DoJ, 9/11 Commission and both houses of the U.S. Congress, in hopes of seeing accountability brought concerning the issues of national security, which the DoJ's own Inspector General had described as "credible," "serious," and "warrant[ing] a thorough and careful review by the FBI."

Despite broken promises for hearings on her case by U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA), support from Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and a number of mainstream exposés several years ago detailing aspects of her story before she was willing to break her unprecedented "States Secrets Privilege" gag order, none of the American broadcast media outlets took her up on her offer.

"She has now decided to divulge some of that information after becoming disillusioned with the US authorities' failure to act," reports the Sunday Times tonight...


In our mid-November follow-up article, the legendary 1970's whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg had excoriated the U.S. media for their failure to cover the story, even as Edmonds was risking jail in order to expose crimes and massive corruption, allegedly, in the highest levels of the government. At the time, Ellsberg told us that he believed the information she had been forced by the Administration to withhold "is far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers."

Ellsberg is known for having released thousands of pages of top-secret Defense Department documents, concerning America's involvement in Vietnam, to the New York Times in 1971, in what became a landmark whistleblower case.

"I can tell the American public exactly what it is, and what it is that they are covering up," Edmonds had promised in our October article. But it was, in fact, a UK media outlet that finally took up the Turkish-born, American citizen's offer for the whistleblower interview. The result is the release of explosive details on at least one aspect of the U.S. national security-related secrets that she is now willing to disclose.

"What I found was damning," Edmonds tells the Times about the information she learned while at the FBI concerning the nuclear blackmarket activities and proliferation of several government agencies, including her own unit at the FBI. "While the FBI was investigating, several arms of the government were shielding what was going on."

Among the newly disclosed information from Edmonds, in the extraordinary front-page Times article tonight:

● Foreign intelligence agents from Turkey, Israel and Pakistan enlisted the support of high-level US officials in order to acquire a network of moles deep inside of sensitive American military and nuclear agencies, including "PhD students – with security clearance [at] Los Alamos nuclear laboratory in New Mexico, which is responsible for the security of the US nuclear deterrent."

● Members of the diplomatic community were given lists of potential "moles" at the sensitive installations. Edmonds tells the Times: "the lists contained all their 'hooking points', which could be financial or sexual pressure points, their exact job in the Pentagon and what stuff they had access to."

● Well-known US officials were then bribed by foreign agents to steal US nuclear secrets. One such incident from 2000 involves an agent overheard on a wiretap discussing "nuclear information that had been stolen from an air force base in Alabama," in which the agent allegedly is heard saying: "We have a package and we’re going to sell it for $250,000."

● Nuclear secrets were then subsequently sold by foreign agents to America's enemies, including Iran, North Korea and Libya.

● Pakistani officials involved in the nuclear black market network have significant cross-over with al-Qaeda and 9/11. Officials such as the chief of ISI, Pakistan's spy agency, allegedly sent $100,000 to 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta, and aides of A.Q. Kahn --- who had used the stolen secrets to develop nuclear weapons for Pakistan --- met with Osama bin Laden "weeks before 9/11...to discuss an Al-Qaeda nuclear device."

● Elements of the US government have repeatedly shut down investigations into these crimes under the guise of protecting "certain diplomatic relations."

● The US government has been aware of all of the above information since at least 2001.

Read the Times' full article for many more disturbing details and connected dots.

But we can add to at least one item of note in their report, concerning an unnamed "well-known senior official in the US State Department," allegedly heard to have received bribes as part of the network. According to the paper:
Among the hours of covert tape recordings, she says she heard evidence that one well-known senior official in the US State Department was being paid by Turkish agents in Washington who were selling the information on to black market buyers, including Pakistan.

The name of the official – who has held a series of top government posts – is known to The Sunday Times. He strongly denies the claims.

However, Edmonds said: “He was aiding foreign operatives against US interests by passing them highly classified information, not only from the State Department but also from the Pentagon, in exchange for money, position and political objectives.”

She claims that the FBI was also gathering evidence against senior Pentagon officials – including household names – who were aiding foreign agents.
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"In one conversation Edmonds heard the official arranging to pick up a $15,000 cash bribe."
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Edmonds said: “I heard at least three transactions like this over a period of 2½ years. There are almost certainly more.”

While that "well-known senior" State Department official is not named by the paper, Australia's Luke Ryland, who writes at a number of sites as "Lukery", is perhaps the world's foremost expert concerning the Sibel Edmonds story. Ryland has told The BRAD BLOG that the official, unnamed by the Times, is Marc Grossman.

Grossman was the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey ('94-'97), the Asst. Sec. of State for European Affairs ('97-'00) and served under Colin Powell and Richard Armitage at the State Department from 2001 to 2005 as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He's currently employed as the Vice Chairman of the D.C. and China-based consulting firm, The Cohen Group, founded by the former Republican Defense Secretary for Bill Clinton, William S. Cohen.

"The Cohen Group provides global business consulting services and advice on tactical and strategic opportunities in virtually every market," advertises the firm on the front page of their website.

Additional information on a related angle of Grossman's alleged involvement in these matters was reported by the prolific Ryland in 2006, on his blog, WotIsItGood4.

"The senior official in the State Department [who] no longer works there" offered the Times this non-denial denial of Edmonds' allegations: "If you are calling me to say somebody said that I took money that’s outrageous," he reportedly said. "I do not have anything to say about such stupid ridiculous things as this."

Apparently, he also doesn't have anything to say, along the lines of "I never took any such money, or did any such thing," either.

"In researching this article, The Sunday Times has talked to two FBI officers (one serving, one former) and two former CIA sources who worked on nuclear proliferation," the paper writes. "While none was aware of specific allegations against officials she names, they did provide overlapping corroboration of Edmonds’s story."

In a 15-page 2005 exposé in Vanity Fair, concerning yet another, if perhaps-related, aspect of Edmonds' allegations, British reporter David Rose detailed charges of nearly $500,000 in bribes from Turkish interests, said to have been prepared for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL). His attorney has denied those allegations, though, in another BRAD BLOG exclusive, Edmonds challenged specific details of the denial. Hastert recently resigned from Congress, sparking speculation for his sudden departure after reports by ABC News in 2006, that he was under DoJ investigation for bribery charges related to convicted Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

In our October story, Edmonds had told us that, in addition to Hastert, she was prepared to name and give details of corruption involving at least "two other well-known" members of Congress. She told us at the time that they are both Republicans from the U.S. House and "one of them is recently no longer there."

For more details on the Edmonds case, in an easy to read primer, see "What The Heck is the Sibel Edmonds Case Anyway? And Why Should You Care About It?", a recent BRAD BLOG item based, in part, on the reporting of Ryland.

Whether the Sunday Times story tonight will give permission to the U.S. corporate media to finally pick up the story, and cover the many still-unreported aspects of Edmonds' charges, remains to be seen.

If any of them wish to contact us, we'll be happy, as we've offered many times, to help put them in contact with her.

As our friend Joseph Cannon mentions tonight, in relation to our coverage of the at least 4-years-overdue New York Times Magazine's Sunday cover story on the disaster of e-voting: "Journalism delayed is journalism denied."


UPDATE 12:06pm PT: Several notable reactions, furtherances of today's Sunday Times front page stunner...

● As usual, Luke Ryland offers tons of info, analysis, links and background in his dKos coverage (cross-posted at Let Sibel Edmonds Speak). Just a couple of the notable passages offering additional context on the story, from his coverage today:
The Times article then notes something that I reported 18 months ago. Immediately after 911, the FBI arrested a bunch of people suspected of being involved with the attacks - including four associates of key targets of FBI's counterintelligence operations. Sibel heard the targets tell Marc Grossman: "We need to get them out of the US because we can’t afford for them to spill the beans." Grossman duly facilitated their release from jail and the suspects immediately left the country without further investigation or interrogation.

Let me repeat that for emphasis: The #3 guy at the State Dept facilitated the immediate release of 911 suspects at the request of targets of the FBI's investigation.

...and this...
high-level Pentagon officials were maintaining 'dossiers' on the sexual and financial proclivities of their underlings in order to be able to blackmail them.

I know that many of you have been (rightly) concerned about FISA, and many of you have (rightly) been confused by the inexplicable behaviour of Democrats in Congress, and wonder why they behave as though they are being blackmailed.

Now you know.

● Rightwing blogger and "9/11 conspiracy theory debunker", Pat Curley, a previous --- and we would add, irresponsible --- critic of Edmonds' at ScrewLooseChange, offers what can only be seen as an ersatz apology for his previous coverage, in his item on today's news. Still, we note he has yet to retract, or issue a specific apology to Edmonds, for comments made in his previous irresponsible coverage. Given the focus of the Screw Loose Change site, we'd think journalistic integrity would be paramount, and that he'd add a retraction/apology to his previous coverage, if he's actually had the change of heart today's post would seem to indicate.

● Blogger Joseph Cannon describes the piece as a "BOMBSHELL!" and offers additional details on Pakistan's ISI chief Mahmoud Ahmad --- who is central to the Times story, and Edmonds allegations --- including his relationship to both al-Qaeda, and a very cozy relationship with the neo-Cons in D.C. Writes Cannon:
Get the picture? Valerie Plame was trying to stop Khan in his tracks. But Armitage stopped Valerie Plame in her tracks. Armitage and his neocon comrades are good buddies with Mehmood Ahmad, who was engineering this trade in nukes.

● And, speaking of the Plame angle, her former CIA classmate, former CIA analyst Larry Johnson of NoQuarter notes this, about Edmonds claims of payoffs to Grossman, Hastert and others, in his coverage this morning:
The role that foreign money and intelligence officers have played in U.S. politics is not a Sibel Edmonds fantasy. The woman is simply trying to tell folks what she heard. This matter needs to be investigated. I do not believe that Sibel is making up what she heard.

UPDATE 1:14pm PT: Further reaction from the 'sphere...

● Our friend, RAW STORY investigative journalist, Larisa Alexandrovna, a longtime expert on this particular foreign affairs/nuclear black market beat, adds some thoughts and details on her at-Largely blog (and also cross-posted to Huffington Post.)

She too confirms the unnamed State Dept. official from the story to be Marc Grossman, and writes: "The Times could have published the name and also provided the denial from Grossman's camp. I find it incredibly disturbing that they would not name the official."

Noting that her source for this information is not Edmonds, she also adds the following about some of the other unnamed officials referred to in the story:
Those senior DOD officials that are not mentioned the Times, all but one are no longer in government. They are alleged to be Doug Feith, Richard Perle, among others. There is also one person who is part of these allegations, still serving in a high level position at the DOD. His last name begins with an E. [My money is on this guy: Ambassador Eric S. Edelman is the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. His last assignment was as Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey from July 2003 to June 2005. From February 2001 to June 2003, he was Principal Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs. Prior to being assigned to the Office of the Vice President, he was Ambassador to the Republic of Finland, 1998-2001. From June 1996 to July 1998, he served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State. Mr. Edelman was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic, from June 1994 to June 1996. From April 1993 to July 1993, he served as Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large and Special Advisor to the Secretary of State on the New Independent States. Mr. Edelman’s areas of responsibility were defense, security and space issues. Mr. Edelman served as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Soviet and East European Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) from April 1990 to April 1993. From April 1989 to March 1990, he was Special Assistant (European Affairs) to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. Mr. Edelman served at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow 1987-89, where he was head of the external political section. He had responsibility for Soviet policies in the third world in the Office of Soviet Affairs at the Department of State from 1984 to 1986. Previously, Mr. Edelman served as Special Assistant to Secretary of State George P. Shultz, 1982-84; a staff officer on the Secretariat Staff, 1982; a watch officer in the State Department Operations Center 1981-82; and a member of the U.S. Middle East Delegation to the West Bank/Gaza Autonomy Talks Delegations, 1980-81. A career Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Edelman entered the Senior Foreign Service in 1992. He is a recipient of the Secretary of Defense’s award for Distinguished Civilian Service (1993) and the State Department’s Superior Honor Award (1990 and 1996). Mr. Edelman received a B.A. in History and Government from Cornell University in 1972, and a Ph.D. in U.S. Diplomatic History from Yale University in 1981.]

...as she goes on to include this additional excoriation of the Times' unwillingness to name names, and of the dangers of outsourcing national security to the global marketplace:
That the Times ran these allegations (she is under a state secrets gag folks, so it is not like she is gagged for lying) is encouraging. But that they omitted all names from the allegations is unethical. The point of a free press is not to protect the powerful against the weak, but to protect the public from the powerful. The Times was willing to stick a toe in, but was not willing to risk upsetting a foreign government (This is, after all, a British paper).

There are more names, including members of Congress and people serving in the FBI. This is what happens when basic government services as well as the most sensitive government functions are outsourced to the global marketplace.
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You can see why Edmonds had to be silenced for "diplomatic reasons." As though diplomatic (read: business) relationships are more important than national security.

UPDATE 11:38pm PT: More reaction and analysis coming in late tonight...

● Justin Raimondo, editorial director of Antiwar.com and a contributing editor for The American Conservative adds a great deal of linked context and background in his detailed coverage of the Times piece. He says of Edmonds allegations: "if true, it's the story of the decade."

He frames his article around last night's Presidential Debate, in which ABC's Charles Gibson asked the Democratic candidates a remarkable question, in light of the Edmonds allegations today. "The next president may have to deal with a nuclear attack," Gibson said. "The day after a nuclear weapon goes off in an American city, what would we wish we had done to prevent it and what will we actually do on the day after?"

None of the candidates rose to the occasion and most seemed baffled, writes Raimondo, who sums of the details of this whole sordid tale this way...
Corruption and a massive cover-up organized at the highest levels of government – America's nuclear secrets and technology looted on a massive scale, and sold to our enemies via a network set up by our alleged foreign "friends," while the threat of nuclear terrorism hangs over our country like a thick fog of fear, and warmongering politicians scare us into going along with the program – if even half of what Edmonds alleges turns out to be true, then we are all in some very big trouble.

...before closing with this eerie reminder...
As Edmonds says, "we have the facts, we have the documents, we have the witnesses. Put out the tapes, put out the documents, put out the intercepts – put out the truth."

If a nuke ever goes off in an American city, it will probably have been stolen from our own arsenal – once the American people wake up to that scary fact, the rest will follow automatically.

Ramaindo also reminds us of the following terrific video, put together by Luke Ryland last Summer, featuring Edmonds, in her own words, along with a few FBI colleagues, and Sen. Grassley singing her praises of "credibility" on 60 Minutes, from 2002. Well worth watching (less than 10 mins)...




UPDATE 1/7/08, 1:43pm PT: Over at Op/Ed News, Mike Mejia offers this additional information, concerning Grossman's ties to the Valerie Plame Wilson/Scooter Libby CIA leak case, in his coverage of the Times story...
Grossman, besides being a former policymaker at State, is known publicly as Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s first witness in the Scooter Libby trial. Libby was accused of perjury in the investigation of former CIA operative Valerie Plame, who was part of a CIA front company monitoring the global nuclear black market. At least one story claimed Grossman himself had leaked the identity of Plame’s front company, Brewster-Jennings, to Turkish agents in June, 2001. Though the story was never picked up by the mainstream media, if true, it would lead credence to the idea that the Brewster Jennings operation had already been compromised before the retaliation against Plame’s wife, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, by members of the Bush Administration.

Grossman is also being subpoenaed by the defense in the AIPAC espionage trial, along with several other officials who may have passed classified information to the powerful Israel-connected lobby group.

In addition, the Times article mentions Pentagon officials selling nuclear secrets to Turkey and Pakistan. AIPAC case figure Larry Franklin is discussed by Edmonds in the article. The whistleblower has suggested in separate interviews that Franklin’s supervisor at the Pentagon, Douglas Feith has been involved in the scandal, as well as prominent neoconservative and Feith associate Richard Perle.

UPDATE 1/7/08, 5:07pm PT: Former New York Times contributor, Dave Lindorff at Baltimore Chronicle, http://www.baltimorechro...8/010708Lindorff.shtml\">covers in detail, asks how Edmonds' story might tie in to the recent, and still unexplained, cross-country flyover of a B-52 with nuclear-tipped weapons on board, and closes by asking appropriately enough: "Meanwhile, there is enough in just this one London Times story to keep an army of investigative reporters busy for years. So why, one has to ask, is this story appearing in a highly respected British newspaper, but not anywhere in the corporate US media?"

Why, indeed, Dave.
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Re: Why is the CFR trying to start a war with Iran using US sons and daughters?
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2010, 12:30:02 pm »
Cheney & Halliburton Sells Iran Nuke Technology
http://knowyourbfee.blogspot.com/2006/05/know-your-bfee-cheney-halliburton-sold.html
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In these days when illuminati bankers are conditioning false flag nukes coming from Iran, a story that we should remember:

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Dick Cheney Sold Iranian Oil Company Key Nuclear Reactor Components, Sources Say
http://worldnewstrust.org/modules/AMS/article.php?story...
August 05, 2005 By: Jason Leopold Independent Media TV

Scandal-plagued Halliburton -- the oil services company once headed by Vice President Cheney -- sold an Iranian oil development company key components for a nuclear reactor, say Halliburton sources with intimate knowledge into both companies' business dealings. Halliburton was secretly working at the time with one of Iran 's top nuclear program officials on natural gas related projects and sold the components in April to the official's oil development company, the sources said.
SNIP…
Now comes word that Halliburton, which has a long history of flouting U.S. law by conducting business with countries the Bush administration said has ties to terrorism, was working with Cyrus Nasseri, vice chairman of the board of directors of Oriental Oil Kish, one of Iran's largest private oil companies, on oil and natural gas development projects in Tehran. Nasseri is also a key member of Iran's nuclear development team and has been negotiating Iran 's nuclear development issues with the European Union and at the International Atomic Energy Agency.
SNIP…
Nasseri was interrogated by Iranian authorities in late July for allegedly providing Halliburton with Iran 's nuclear secrets and accepting as much as $1 million in bribes from Halliburton, Iranian government officials said. During the first round of interrogations in the judiciary, a huge network of oil mafia has been exposed, according to the IPS report.
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Trading With The Enemy
http://www.forbes.com/global/2004/0419/041_print.html
Matthew Swibel Forbes 04.19.04

If you want to get round export controls, just sell the product to a front company in Dubai. The middlemen will take it from there. On paper the shipment was harmless enough. Sixty-six American-made spark gaps--high-speed electrical switches used in medical devices to break up kidney stones--traveled from the manufacturer in Salem, Massachusetts late last summer to a buyer in Secaucus, New Jersey. From there, according to the export declaration, they were to be shipped to their ultimate destination in Cape Town, South Africa. But these spark gaps can also be used to detonate nuclear bombs--and it turned out that the goods were aimed at an end user in Pakistan, with a stopover in Dubai. The commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates, where trading activity accounts for the biggest single chunk (16.5%) of a $20 billion economy, has become a favorite diversion point on the Persian Gulf for shady cargo. With no export controls and hardly any bureaucracy at ports, airports and free zones, this entrepôt provides stellar cover for smugglers hoping to bypass U.S. embargoes.
SNIP…
The open secret is that Dubai buys far more than it keeps. More than a quarter of its $23 billion in annual nonoil imports are reexported, and Iran gets the biggest share. Interviews with private businesspeople and U.S. officials, along with court documents, reveal a simple scheme. Companies located around the world sell goods--from cigarettes to medical devices and PCs--to buyers in the U.A.E. Dubai traders repackage the items and send them along by air or ship to agents in, say, Tehran, Pyongyang, Damascus or Islamabad.
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Nevertheless, FORBES has obtained documents showing how Kala Ltd., the British arm of the National Iranian Oil Co., solicited at least 17 separate bids from the affiliate during 1997 and 1998 (when Vice President Cheney was Halliburton's chief executive). A few bids include handwritten notes that say "FOB Dubai Airport" or "FOB Dubai port"--meaning that the U.A.E. was just a way station between Halliburton and Tehran. Halliburton would not comment on the bids. In any event, earlier this year the Treasury Department reopened a 2001 inquiry into Halliburton's Iran operations and its Dubai-based partner.

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From Kissinger's "Platform State" to the Plutonium Club-How the US Supplied Iran with Nuclear Know-How
http://www.counterpunch.org/landau09092005.html
By Saul Landau Counterpunch Weekend Edition September 9 / 11, 2005


EXCERPT…
Such stories provoke the question: how could Iran have obtained nuclear capabilities? Surely, those irresponsible former Soviet scientists must have sold them the technology, a colleague guessed. "Those people would sell anything after the fall of the Soviet Union."

Not quite! It was US policy, not anti-American Moslem fanaticism that led Iran directly into the nuclear age. In the late 1960s, Iran stood out as a model ally of the United States. After all, the ruling Shah owed the CIA after the Agency's operatives ousted elected Premier Mossadegh's government in 1953. CIA action followed Mossadegh's declaration that he would nationalize foreign oil holdings. The Shah understood loyalty to those who reinstalled his "royal family" to dictatorial power.

His servility won him nuclear access. "The US and her allies were in fact the driving force behind the birth of Iran's nuclear program in the late 1960s and early 1970s" (Mohammad Sahimi, Iran's Nuclear Program. Part I: Its History October 2003). By 1974, the Shah, after consulting with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, boasted that nuclear power plants in Iran would soon produce more than 20,000 megawatts of energy. In the mid-1970s, led by Kissinger who saw in Iran a "platform state" to fight communism in the region, Washington proposed that The Shah expand his nuclear capacity by acquiring as many as twenty three nuclear reactors. According to Mohammad Sahimi, the work on the reactors began in 1974 with the help of MIT engineers who contracted to train Iranian nuclear technicians. Sahimi cites a speech by Sydney Sober, a State Department official who in October 1977, "declared that the Shah's government was going to purchase eight nuclear reactors from the US for generating electricity. On July 10, 1978, only seven months before the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the final draft of the US-Iran Nuclear Energy Agreement was signed. The agreement was supposed to facilitate cooperation in the field of nuclear energy and to govern the export and transfer of equipment and material to Iran's nuclear energy program. Iran was also to receive American technology and help in searching for uranium deposits." Why, asked critics, should a nation with huge oil and gas reserves invest in nuclear technology? Why not? Both General Electric and Westinghouse sold Iran reactors. These manufacturers of nuclear energy plants for the third world and their media acolytes regaled The Shah for his "westernizing policies," his far-sightedness in seeing beyond the age of oil.
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CYRUS NASSERI ARRESTED
http://www.iran-press-service.com/ips/articles-2005/jul...
Iranian Press Service Posted Friday, July 29, 2005


PARIS, 29 July (IPS) Cyrus Nasseri, one of the senior Iranian negotiators with both the European Union’s so called “Big 3” and the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been arrested. Both “Baaztab” news service that belongs to Mr. Mohsen Reza’i, a former Commandeer of the Revolutionary Guards and the present secretary of the Expediency Council and the independent “Roshangari” said Mr. Nasseri has been arrested by the Judiciary investigating the consortium made of Oriental Kish and Halliburton -- which has US Vice President Dick Cheney as the Chairman of its Board of Directors -- awarded for the exploitation of phases 9 and 10 of the huge South Pars gas and oil field in the Persian Gulf. The information is so far not confirmed by the Iranian authorities and neither sites say when Mr. Nasseri, a carrier diplomat, had been arrested and the mobile telephone of Mr. Nasseri, an outspoken negotiator, was not responding on 29 July. According to Baztab, the phases 9 and 10 should yield 50 billions of natural gas and 400 tons of sulfides by the next Iranian year of 1385 for a cost of 282 millions US Dollars.
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Kish Oriental-Halliburton won the contract last year.

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Halliburton sold nuclear equipment to Iran
http://peoplegetready.blogspot.com/2005/08/halliburton-sold-nuclear-equipment-to.html

Thanks to the Iraq reconstruction, Halliburton reported a 284 percent increase in its second quarter profits. Even as Halliburton manages the reconstruction of Iraq (now that we know there were no mushroom-cloud producing bombs there), the Bush administration's favorite military contractor has been making extra money on the side selling Iran nuclear centrifuges and detonators.

Halliburton started its relationship with Iran back in 1995 (while Dick Cheney was CEO), in violation of U.S. sanctions. In a post on his blog and published on CounterPunch, Jason Leopold quotes a "reliable source" at Halliburton who alleges that the energy services company was making nuclear deals with Iran, a country which the Bush administration says sponsors terrorism. But hey, it's okay, because this wasn't that Halliburton. No, not the same Halliburton in charge of the Iraq reconstruction. No, this was the non-American Halliburton registered in the Cayman Islands and based in Dubai. That Cayman Islands Halliburton is the real culprit here. Heck, their dirty dealings go back a long way:
In 1991, Halliburton sold Libya, another country that sponsors terrorism, nuclear detonator devices. The company paid more than $3 million in fines for violating a U.S. trade embargo that President Reagan imposed in 1986 because of Libya's ties to terrorist activities. Oh, sure, the Dallas-based Halliburton does get mail forwarded from the Cayman Islands Halliburton, but, you know, it's just so confusing for postal services to sort out. It's probably just a coincidence.

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Halliburton operates in Iran despite sanctions
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7119752/
By Lisa Myers & the NBC investigative unit Updated: 12:24 a.m. CT March 8, 2005


It's just another Halliburton oil and gas operation. The company name is emblazoned everywhere: On trucks, equipment, large storage silos and workers' uniforms. But this isn't Texas. It's Iran. U.S. companies aren't supposed to do business here.  Yet, in January, Halliburton won a contract to drill at a huge Iranian gas field called Pars, which an Iranian government spokesman said "served the interests" of Iran.   "I am baffled that any American company would want to have employees operating in Iran," says Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. "I would think they'd be ashamed."  Halliburton says the operation — videotaped by NBC News — is entirely legal. It's run by a subsidiary called "Halliburton Products and Services Limited," based outside the U.S. In fact, the law allows foreign subsidiaries of U.S. corporations to do business in Iran under strict conditions. Other U.S. oil services companies, like Weatherford and Baker Hughes, also are in Iran. And foreign subsidiaries of NBC's parent company, General Electric, have sold equipment to Iran, though the company says it will make no more sales. [But then they moved to Dubai so that Dick Cheney can continue to sell Iran nuclear technology to build up Neo-Con pundit fearmongering]
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Re: Why is the CFR trying to start a war with Iran using US sons and daughters?
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2010, 12:30:57 pm »
EXCLUSIVE: To Provoke War, Cheney Considered Proposal To Dress Up Navy Seals As Iranians And Shoot At Them

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/07/31/cheney-proposal-for-iran-war/


Speaking at the Campus Progress journalism conference earlier this month, Seymour Hersh — a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist for The New Yorker — revealed that Bush administration officials held a meeting recently in the Vice President’s office to discuss ways to provoke a war with Iran.

In Hersh’s most recent article, he reports that this meeting occurred in the wake of the overblown incident in the Strait of Hormuz, when a U.S. carrier almost shot at a few small Iranian speedboats. The “meeting took place in the Vice-President’s office. ‘The subject was how to create a casus belli between Tehran and Washington,’” according to one of Hersh’s sources.

During the journalism conference event, I asked Hersh specifically about this meeting and if he could elaborate on what occurred. Hersh explained that, during the meeting in Cheney’s office, an idea was considered to dress up Navy Seals as Iranians, put them on fake Iranian speedboats, and shoot at them. This idea, intended to provoke an Iran war, was ultimately rejected:

HERSH: There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don’t we build — we in our shipyard — build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up.

Might cost some lives. And it was rejected because you can’t have Americans killing Americans. That’s the kind of — that’s the level of stuff we’re talking about. Provocation. But that was rejected.

Watch it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slgBrbNXrbs

Hersh argued that one of the things the Bush administration learned during the encounter in the Strait of Hormuz was that, “if you get the right incident, the American public will support” it.

“Look, is it high school? Yeah,” Hersh said. “Are we playing high school with you know 5,000 nuclear warheads in our arsenal? Yeah we are. We’re playing, you know, who’s the first guy to run off the highway with us and Iran.”

Transcript:

HERSH: There was a meeting. Among the items considered and rejected — which is why the New Yorker did not publish it, on grounds that it wasn’t accepted — one of the items was why not…

There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don’t we build — we in our shipyard — build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up. Might cost some lives.

And it was rejected because you can’t have Americans killing Americans. That’s the kind of — that’s the level of stuff we’re talking about. Provocation. But that was rejected.

So I can understand the argument for not writing something that was rejected — uh maybe. My attitude always towards editors is they’re mice training to be rats.

But the point is jejune, if you know what that means. Silly? Maybe. But potentially very lethal. Because one of the things they learned in the incident was the American public, if you get the right incident, the American public will support bang-bang-kiss-kiss. You know, we’re into it.

…What happened in the Gulf was, in the Straits, in early January, the President was just about to go to the Middle East for a visit. So that was one reason they wanted to gin it up. Get it going.

Look, is it high school? Yeah. Are we playing high school with you know 5,000 nuclear warheads in our arsenal? Yeah we are. We’re playing, you know, who’s the first guy to run off the highway with us and Iran.
Update
Kevin Drum adds:

If this story sounds familiar, that's because it is. In one of David Manning's famous memos describing a prewar meeting between George Bush and Tony Blair, he says that Bush admitted that WMD was unlikely to be found in Iraq and then mused on some possible options for justifying a war anyway:

"The U.S. was thinking of flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in U.N. colours," the memo says, attributing the idea to Mr. Bush. "If Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach."

In the end, of course, we didn't do this. We just didn't bother with any pretext at all.






Here is AJ's coverage of the bombshell:

Alex Jones - Cheney's plan for false flag attack on US ships
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4v08g0wgqo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTJLOuj3H_4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLUQMfdgKrM&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub7GaZEYu-Q&feature=related

Olbermann: Cheney's provocateur plans to kick off war with Iran
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFdgzPbtF3o

SEYMOUR HERSH INTERVIEW WITH KEITH OLBERMANN OCT. 01, 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCKskNa2dIs&NR=1



Hersh: 'Executive assassination ring' reported directly to Cheney
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Hersh_US_has_been_running_executive_0311.html
Muriel Kane
Published: Wednesday March 11, 2009

        
Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh dropped a bombshell on Tuesday when he told an audience at the University of Minnesota that the military was running an "executive assassination ring" throughout the Bush years which reported directly to former Vice President Dick Cheney.

The remark came out seemingly inadvertently when Hersh was asked by the moderator of a public discussion of "America's Constitutional Crisis" whether abuses of executive power, like those which occurred under Richard Nixon, continue to this day.

Hersh replied, "After 9/11, I haven’t written about this yet, but the Central Intelligence Agency was very deeply involved in domestic activities against people they thought to be enemies of the state. Without any legal authority for it. They haven’t been called on it yet."

Hersh then went on to describe a second area of extra-legal operations: the Joint Special Operations Command. "It is a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently," he explained. "They do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney office. ... Congress has no oversight of it."

"It’s an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on," Hersh stated. "Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving. That’s been going on, in the name of all of us."

Hersh told MinnPost.com blogger Eric Black in an email exchange after the event that the subject was "not something I wanted to dwell about in public." He is looking into it for a book, but he believes it may be a year or two before he has enough evidence "for even the most skeptical."

Stories have been coming out about covert Pentagon assassination squads for the last several years. In 2003, Hersh himself reported on Task Force 121, which operated chiefly out of the Joint Special Operations Command. Others stories spoke of a proposed Proactive, Preemptive Operations Group.

As Hersh noted in Minnesota, the New York Times on Monday described the Joint Special Operations Command as overseeing the secret commando units in Afghanistan whose missions were temporarily ordered halted last month because of growing concerns over excessive civilian deaths.

However, it appears that Hersh is now on the trail of some fresh revelation about these squads and their connection to Vice-President Cheney that goes well beyond anything that has previously been reported.

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Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh describes 'executive assassination ring'
http://www.minnpost.com/ericblackblog/2009/03/11/7310/investigative_reporter_seymour_hersh_describes_executive_assassination_ring
By Eric Black | Published Wed, Mar 11 2009 11:17 am

REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad
Journalist Seymour Hersh speaking in Doha at an Al Jazeera forum on the media in 2007.



At a “Great Conversations” event at the University of Minnesota last night, legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh may have made a little more news than he intended by talking about new alleged instances of domestic spying by the CIA, and about an ongoing covert military operation that he called an “executive assassination ring.”

Hersh spoke with great confidence about these findings from his current reporting, which he hasn’t written about yet.

In an email exchange afterward, Hersh said that his statements were “an honest response to a question” from the event’s moderator, U of M Political Scientist Larry Jacobs and “not something I wanted to dwell about in public.”

Hersh didn’t take back the statements, which he said arise from reporting he is doing for a book, but that it might be a year or two before he has what he needs on the topic to be “effective...that is, empirical, for even the most skeptical.”

The evening of great conversation, featuring Walter Mondale and Hersh, moderated by Jacobs and titled “America’s Constitutional Crisis,” looked to be a mostly historical review of events that have tested our Constitution, by a journalist and a high government officials who had experience with many of the crises.

And it was mostly historical, and a great conversation, in which Hersh and Mondale talked about the patterns by which presidents seem to get intoxicated by executive power, frustrated by the limitations on that power from Congress and the public, drawn into improper covert actions that exceed their constitutional powers, in the belief that they can get results and will never be found out. Despite a few references to the Founding Fathers, the history was mostly recent, starting with the Viethnam War with much of it arising from the George W. Bush administration, which both men roundly denounced.

At the end of one answer by Hersh about how these things tend to happen, Jacobs asked: “And do they continue to happen to this day?”

Replied Hersh:

“Yuh. After 9/11, I haven’t written about this yet, but the Central Intelligence Agency was very deeply involved in domestic activities against people they thought to be enemies of the state. Without any legal authority for it. They haven’t been called on it yet. That does happen.

"Right now, today, there was a story in the New York Times that if you read it carefully mentioned something known as the Joint Special Operations Command -- JSOC it’s called. It is a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently. They do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney office. They did not report to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff or to Mr. [Robert] Gates, the secretary of defense. They reported directly to him. ...

"Congress has no oversight of it. It’s an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on. Just today in the Times there was a story that its leaders, a three star admiral named [William H.] McRaven, ordered a stop to it because there were so many collateral deaths.

"Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving. That’s been going on, in the name of all of us.

"It’s complicated because the guys doing it are not murderers, and yet they are committing what we would normally call murder. It’s a very complicated issue. Because they are young men that went into the Special Forces. The Delta Forces you’ve heard about. Navy Seal teams. Highly specialized.

"In many cases, they were the best and the brightest. Really, no exaggerations. Really fine guys that went in to do the kind of necessary jobs that they think you need to do to protect America. And then they find themselves torturing people.

"I’ve had people say to me -- five years ago, I had one say: ‘What do you call it when you interrogate somebody and you leave them bleeding and they don’t get any medical committee and two days later he dies. Is that murder? What happens if I get before a committee.?’

"But they’re not gonna get before a committee.”

Hersh, the best-known investigative reporter of his generation, writes about these kinds of issues for The New Yorker. He has written often about JSOC, including, last July that:

“Under the Bush Administration’s interpretation of the law, clandestine military activities, unlike covert C.I.A. operations, do not need to be depicted in a Finding, because the President has a constitutional right to command combat forces in the field without congressional interference.”

(“Finding” refers to a special document that a president must issue, although not make public, to authorize covert CIA actions.)

Here is a tape of the full Mondale-Hersh-Jacobs colloquy, a little over an hour, without the audience Q and A. If you want to look for the Hersh statement quoted above, it’s about at the 7:30 mark.
 


The rest of the evening was, as expected, full of worry and wisdom and quite a bit of Bush-bashing.

Jacobs walked the two elder statesmen through their experiences of:
The My Lai massacre, which Hersh first revealed publicly and which he last night called “the end of innocence about us and war.”
The Pentagon Papers case, which Mondale called the best example of the “government’s potential for vast public deception.”
Henry Kissinger’s secret dealings, mostly relating to the Vietnam War. (Hersh, who has written volumes about Kissinger, said that he will always believe that whereas ordinary people count sheep to fall asleep, Kissinger “has to count burned and maimed Cambodian babies.”)
The Church Committee investigation of CIA and FBI abuses, in which Mondale played a major role. (He talked about the fact that FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, not only spied on Martin Luther King but literally tried to drive him to suicide.)
The Iran Contra scandal. (Hersh said the Reagan administration came to office with a clear goal of finding a way to finance covert actions, such as the funding of the Nicaraguan Contras, without appropriations so that Congress wouldn't know about them. Mondale noted that Reagan had signed a law barring further aid to the Contras, then participated in a scheme to keep the aid flowing. Hersh said that two key veterans of Iran-Contra, Dick Cheney and national security official Elliot Abrams, were reunited in the George W. Bush White House and decided that the key lesson from Iran-Contra was that too many people in the administration knew about it.)
And the Bush-Cheney years. (Said Hersh: “The contempt for Congress in the Bush-Cheney White House was extaordinary.” Said Mondale of his successor, Cheney and his inner circle: “they ran a government within the government.” Hersh added: “Eight or nine neoconservatives took over our country.” Mondale said that the precedents of abuse of vice presidential power by Cheney would remain "like a loaded pistol that you leave on the dining room table.")

Jacobs pressed both men on the question of whether the frequent abuses of power show that the Constitution fails, because these things keep happening, or whether it works, because these things keep coming to light.

Mondale stuck with the happy answer. “The system has come through again and again,” he said. Presidents always think they will get away with it, but eventually reporters like Hersh bring things to light, the public “starts smelling this stuff,” the courts and the Congress get involved. Presidents “always, in the long run, find out that the system is stronger than they are.”

Hersh seemed more troubled by the repetitions of the pattern. The “beautiful thing about our system” is that eventually we get new leaders, he said. “The evil twosome, Cheney and Bush, left,” Hersh said. But he also said “it’s really amazing to me that we manage to get such bad leadership, so consistently.”

And he added that both the press and the public let down their guard in the aftermath of 9/11.

“The major newspapers joined the [Bush] team,” Hersh said. Top editors passed the message to investigative reporters not to “pick holes” in what Bush was doing. Violations of the Bill of Rights happened in the plain sight of the public. It it was not only tolerated, but Bush was re-elected.

And even Mondale admitted that one of his greatest successes, laws reforming the FBI and CIA in the aftermath of the Church Committee, were supposed to fix the problem so that “we would never have these problems again in the lifetime of anyone alive at the time, but of course we did.”

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US intelligence does not show Syrian nuclear weapons program, officials say
http://rawstory.com/news/2007/US_Intelligence_does_not_show_Syrian_1018.html
Larisa Alexandrovna Published: Thursday October 18, 2007


Cheney hand seen behind leaks of 'misleading' stories

Allegations that a Syrian envoy admitted during a United Nations meeting Oct. 17 that an Israeli air strike hit a nuclear facility in September are inaccurate and have raised the ire of some in the US intelligence community, who see the Vice President’s hand as allegedly being behind the disinformation. A United Nations press release discussing the General Assembly’s Disarmament Committee meeting mistranslated comments ascribed to an unnamed Syrian diplomat as saying that Israel had on various occasions “taken action against nuclear facilities, including the 6 July attack in Syria.” The UN has since gone through the tape recordings of the meeting and found that there was no mention of the word “nuclear” at all. According to the UN, the error was one of translation, involving several interpreters translating the same meeting. Recent news articles, however, continue to make allegations and suggest that a nuclear weapons facility was hit -- something that the Syrian government has denied, the Israeli government has not officially confirmed and US intelligence does not show. According to current and former intelligence sources, the US intelligence community has seen no evidence of a nuclear facility being hit.

US intelligence “found no radiation signatures after the bombing, so there was no uranium or plutonium present,” said one official, wishing to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the subject. “We don't have any independent intelligence that it was a nuclear facility -- only the assertions by the Israelis and some ambiguous satellite photography from them that shows a building, which the Syrians admitted was a military facility.” Their statements come as officials claim Syria has begun to 'disassemble' the site. An article today quotes former Administration hawk and onetime Bush United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, who links Syria's alleged action with Iran. Israel has not spoken publicly about the air raid, other than to confirm that it happened. The confirmation came nearly a month after the Sept. 6 bombing, and provided only that “Israeli officials said the strike took place deep inside Syria.”  

"'Radiation signatures' are just the particular type of radiation that some activity would give off," Dr. Ivan Oelrich, a nuclear weapons expert at the Strategic Security Project at the Federation of American Scientists, told RAW STORY. "For example, a nuclear bomb would produce a lot of radioactivity and a nuclear reactor explosion would produce a lot of radioactivity but if you measure it carefully so you can tell, not just that it is radioactive, but exactly what particular isotopes are contributing, then it is easy to tell the difference.  "If a reactor explodes or is blown up then I can, with careful measurements of the particular types of radiation, tell what the fuel was for the reactor and how long the reactor had been running when it was hit," Oelrich added. "It gets complicated because you have to take into account how different species are transported in the air, how fast they decay, etc. but it can be done."

An earlier report by Raw Story cited Vincent Cannistraro, Director of Intelligence Programs for the National Security Council under President Ronald Reagan and Chief of Operations at the Central Intelligence Agency's Counterterrorism Center under President George H. W. Bush, as saying that what the Israelis hit was "absolutely not a nuclear weapons facility." The Central Intelligence Agency, through a spokesman, declined to comment. One US intelligence source familiar with the events expressed concern about recent news reports describing Syria as having a functioning nuclear weapons program and cautioned against attributing those reports to the US intelligence community. “The allegations that North Korea was helping to build a nuclear reactor have not been substantiated by US intelligence,” said this intelligence official, adding, “ but that hasn't stopped Dick Cheney and his minions at the NSC, Elliot Abrams and Steve Hadley, from leaking the information [to the press], which appears to be misleading in the extreme.” Requests for comment to the National Security Council went unanswered.

Elliot Abrams, who currently serves as the Deputy National Security Adviser for Global Democracy Strategy, was convicted during the Iran-Contra scandal for withholding information from Congress. He was pardoned by President George H. W. Bush along with other Iran-Contra players, some of whom have reappeared in the current Bush administration. Iran Contra was a criminal scandal in which the Reagan-Bush White House sold weapons to Iran – an avowed enemy of the United States – then funneled the money to extremist anti-Communist group of guerrilla fighters called the Contras, who were fighting the democratically elected government of Nicaragua. A failed coup in 2002 against Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, is also attributed to the approval of Abrams, according to an investigation by the UK Guardian. Prior to the Iraq war, now-National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley was an integral part of misleading intelligence dissemination and approved clandestine meetings between Iranian arms dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar and members of a secretive cabal inside the Department of Defense’s controversial Office of Special Plans.

During a 2006 interview with neoconservative scholar Michael Ledeen, Raw Story was able to obtain the first on the record confirmation of the trips having been approved by the National Security Council, including the then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice: “Obviously Hadley did not unilaterally do anything. The Pentagon paid for the expenses of the two DOD officials, and the American ambassador in Rome was fully briefed both before and after the meetings,” Ledeen said. What concerns intelligence officials is what appears to be manipulation of the press and strategic leaks to the public of false information, undercutting professional intelligence analysis, similar to what occurred before the Iraq war in an apparent effort to bolster support for engaging Iran. Larisa Alexandrovna is managing editor of investigative news for Raw Story and regularly reports on intelligence and national security stories. Contact her at larisa@rawstory.com.



As they continue the Problem, Reaction, Solution chaos attacks on us...

here is a message from an informed public:


"WE WON'T BELIEVE YOU"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv4PtC-PicU
All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately

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The Last Circle (Sent to congress in 1996 w/DO NOT PUBLISH orders) surfaces

http://www.lycaeum.org/books/books/last_circle/1.htm
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/last_circle/0.htm
INTRODUCTION

RE: "The Last Circle"

The following condensed version of The Last Circle was provided in October 1996 to a secret Investigative Committee comprised of Congress people, lawyers and former POW's at their request. I originally contacted Congresswoman Maxine Waters in Washington D.C. and offered information relative to CIA drug trafficking, but was told the information was too complex and would I mind putting the information into a newspaper story, get it published and send it to her office?

I agreed and contacted a local newspaper reporter who, after reading portions of the material, decided it needed to be reviewed by individuals who had special knowledge of CIA drug trafficking, arms shipments, and biological warfare weapons.

After a brief meeting with these individuals, former Special Forces soldiers from the Vietnam era, they asked for copies of the manuscript, guaranteed an immediate congressional inquiry, and advised me NOT to place the information on the Internet as they feared the information could be, in their words, "taken as just another anti-government conspiracy."

I condensed the manuscript into the attached treatise, covering information relative to THEIR focus, and sent it to them along with key documents. Shortly afterward, they re-contacted me and set up elaborate security measures to insure my safety. As of this writing, I've had no need to institute those measures.

I have in my possession five boxes of documents, obtained from a convicted methamphetamine chemist whose closest friends were a 20-year CIA operative and a former FBI Senior-Agent-in-Charge of the Los Angeles and Washington D.C. bureaus. The labyrinthine involvements of these people and their corporate partners is revealed in this manuscript, along with information obtained by Washington D.C. journalist Danny Casolaro prior to his death in 1991.

A great deal of investigation still needs to be accomplished. I have neither the financial means nor the ability to obtain "evidence" for "prosecution." I am simply an investigative writer, placing this information into the public forum in hopes that someone, somewhere, will grasp the significance of the data and initiate a full-scale investigation with subsequent subpoena power.

With subpoena power, government agents can testify (some kept anonymous in this manuscript) who would otherwise lose their jobs and retirement if they came forward. Witnesses can be protected and/or provided immunity, and financial transactions of government and underworld figures can be scrutinized.

To date, I have not had more than one hour conversation with anyone associated with any Congressional investigation, and therefore am extremely limited in my ability to present the information I have. Much of what I learned during my five-year investigation cannot at this point be inserted into a manuscript. I must be assured the information and witnesses will be handled appropriately.

I personally do not believe the Department of Justice will ultimately "prosecute" this or any other drug trafficking case if it involves government officials. But I have made the effort to put forth enough information to generate interest and show good faith. I hope it will be of some value to the American public.

Please keep in mind as you read the attached pages that the complex corporate structures and technological projects described herein "may" have been nothing more than an elaborate smoke and mirrors cover for narcotics trafficking.

This aspect of my investigation was corroborated by several government investigators, one of whom was a House Judiciary investigator, who spent three years investigating the Inslaw stolen software case and said in response to my findings:

"There's some great information here. You did a very good investigative job, I have to commend you on that. I realize it's only a fraction of everything you have. What you have done, you have put the pieces of the whole thing together. Little bits and pieces of things that I have known about, that I had theorized about, you have found answers to those specific questions." (See Chapter 13 for entire conversation). That investigator is now in the White House Office of Drug Control Policy.

To those interested, nearly everything noted in the attached manuscript is supported by documents or tape recorded interviews. Some are extremely bulky and not quoted extensively in the manuscript, such as lengthy FBI wire tap summaries.

I wish to thank Garby Leon, formerly Director of Development at Joel Silver Productions, Warner Bros. in Burbank, California for tirelessly prompting me to get a first draft of The Last Circle written in 1994 and helping me with countless tasks during our joint investigation of the death of Danny Casolaro.


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THE LAST CIRCLE

Copyright 1994 - All Rights Reserved
By Carol Marshall

NOTE:

This is a FIRST DRAFT, bare-bones, unpolished manuscript without prose, characterizations etc.

CHAPTER 1

For the deputies of the Mariposa Sheriff's Department, the awakening occurred on June 24, 1980, when deputy Ron Van Meter drowned in an alleged boating accident on Lake McClure. The search party consisted mainly of three divers, deputies Dave Beavers, Rod Cusic and Gary Estep. Although adjacent counties offered additional divers, sheriff Paul Paige refused outside help, even a minisubmarine offered by Beavers' associate.

In the shallow, placid waters of Lake McClure, Van Meter's body was not recovered that week, and indeed would not be found until ten years later, in September, 1990 when his torso, wrapped in a fish net and weighted down by various objects, including a fire extinguisher, washed ashore a few hundred yards from where Sergeant Roderick Sinclair's houseboat had once been moored.

Van Meter's widow, Leslie, had been at home baking cookies when she was notified of her husband's disappearance. She was an Indian girl who had no affinity with sheriff Paul Paige. The horror began for her that day also. Her home was ransacked and her husband's briefcase and diary were seized by the Mariposa Sheriff's department. Only she and a few deputies knew what Van Meter's diary contained. He'd told his wife he'd taken out a special life insurance policy two weeks before, but after the search that was missing also.

Leslie was taken to a psychiatric clinic for evaluation shortly after the incident.The story surfaced years later, one tiny bubble at a time. The selfinvolved little community of Mariposa did not cough up its secrets gladly. On March 23, 1984, Leslie Van Meter filed a Citizen's Complaint with the Mariposa County Sheriff's department alleging that the Sheriff's office had been negligent and unprofessional in their investigation of her husband's disappearance. His body had still not been found, despite private searches by Sergeant Beavers and other friends of the missing deputy. She wanted the case reopened.

Paul Paige was no longer sheriff, but newly elected Sheriff Ken Mattheys responded by reopening the investigation. Investigator Raymond Jenkins, a Merced College Police Chief, and retired FBI agent Tom Walsh from Merced, were notified by Sheriff Mattheys in October, 1984 that the Van Meter case had been reopened and he wanted their help in cleaning up the Sheriff's Department.

Their investigation led them straight to the doorstep of MCA Corporation (Music Corporation of America), parent company to Curry Company, the largest concessionaire in Yosemite National Park. A major drug network had surfaced in the park, compelling one park ranger, Paul Berkowitz, to go before the House Interior Subcommittee on National Parks and Recreation to testify about drug distribution by Curry Company officials.

Ed Hardy, the president of Curry Company, was closely associated with Mariposa County officials, in particular, Mariposa District Attorney Bruce Eckerson, County Assessor Steve Dunbar, and Congressman Tony Coelho, whose district encompassed Mariposa and the Park. The annual camping trips that the three men took together was encouraged by the local townsfolk because most of Mariposa's tax base emanated from Curry Company.Coelho and Hardy were regular fixtures around town, seen at most of the social events. Coelho even cooked and served spaghetti dinners for the whole town annually at the Mariposa Fair Grounds, and purchased property in partnership with one member of the Mariposa Board of Supervisors. In fact, Mariposa was one of the first places he bid farewell to after resigning from Congress to avoid an investigation of his finances.

Meanwhile, investigator Raymond Jenkins had followed the drug trail from Yosemite back to the Mariposa airport, where sheriff's deputies were seen regularly loading and unloading packages from planes in the dead of night.

One Indian girl complained bitterly about deputies using the Sara Priest land allottment (reservation) to grow marijuana and operate methamphetamine labs. Jenkins, by now retired from the position of Police Chief of Merced College, was called in to interview the Indian girl. That same day, as a favor, he provided me with copies of his notes. I followed up with a tape recorded interview at her home in Bear valley. Her father and uncle operated a small auto dismantling business on the reservation in Midpines, and after locating them and gaining their confidence, the uncle drove me out to Whiskey Flats, the site of the marijuana and methamphetamine lab operations. That week I rented a horse and rode down into the rocky, isolated valley of Whiskey Flats. Brush and shrubbery tore at the saddle on the horse and at the end of the dirt path I encountered three snarling Rottweiler dogs who put the horse into a frenzied lather.

Nevertheless, I managed to photograph the irrigation system, artesian spring and pond from which the water was supplied as well as various points of identification for future reconnaisance. I later returned in a fourwheel drive pickup truck and managed to view the trailer and lab shack.

The tape recorded interview with the Indian girl, the photos and notes from my discovery were provided to the Stanislaus County Drug Task Force, but jurisdictionally, they couldn't enter Mariposa County without authority of the Mariposa Sheriff's department. It was a catch 22 situation. Ultimately I provided the same information anonymously to several related agencies. It was not until 1993 that the fields were eradicated, and 1994, before the labs were raided. However, no arrests of any deputies were ever forthcoming. In fact, no arrests occurred at all, except for a few nonEnglish speaking Mexican nationals who had handled the "cooking." The head of the Los Angeles Drug Enforcement Agency noted to a local newspaper that the meth lab was part of a large California drug network, but they were unable to identify the kingpins.

On July 6, 1985, Mrs. Van Meter filed a "Request for Official Inquiry" with the State of California Department of Boating and Waterways stating that no satisfactory investigation was ever conducted into the matter of her husband's disappearance.

That same month, shortly after a meeting at Lake McClure with Mrs. Van Meter, Sheriff Mattheys mysteriously resigned from his position at the Mariposa Sheriff's Department. Mattheys revealed to reporter Anthony Pirushki that he had been ordered by two county supervisors and the county's attorney "to stay away from the Van Meter investigation." But that was not the reason he resigned. The whole story would not surface until seven years later when a reporter for the Mariposa Guide interviewed him.

However, while still in office, Mattheys and his internal affairs investigators had learned the reason for Van Meter's disappearance. A few weeks prior to his death in 1980, Van Meter had driven to the Attorney General's office in Sacramento and reported drug dealing and other types of corruption within the Mariposa Sheriff's Department. This, according to his friends whom he had confided in, deputies Dave Beavers, a fifteen year veteran of the sheriff's department, and Rod Cusic, a seventeen year veteran. Both deputies were ultimately forced out of the department and retired on stress leave.

On that same day, reserve deputy Lucky Jordan had driven to the Fresno office of the FBI to report similar information. According to Jordan, they had split up and reported to separate agencies in the event "something" happened to one of them.The crux of the story was State Attorney General Van De Kamp's response to the requested investigaion by Ron Van Meter. When Ron returned home from Sacramento, he was confronted by Sheriff Paige. Paige had received a call from the Attorney General informing him of the visit and its contents, and the sheriff was livid about Van Meter's betrayal.Van Meter had been photographing and journalizing drug activity by deputies at Lake McClure. He was part of a California State Abatement Program which involved harvesting and eradicating marijuana fields in Yosemite National Park and adjacent counties. Instead, the harvested marijuana was being stored in abandoned cars and towed out of town by a local wrecker under contract with the sheriff's department. It was also being distributed at a hidden cove at Lake McClure.

On June 24, 1980, frustrated and angry at the Attorney General for betraying him, Van Meter had borrowed a boat and was on his way to arrest the deputies at Lake McClure himself. He never returned. The investigation of Van Meter's "accident" was initially handled by Sergeant Roderick Sinclair, who could not have known on that fateful day that in exactly three years, three months, and nineteen days, he would enter the Twilight Zone where his own private hell awaited him.

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The first substantial hint that a tentacle of the Octopus had slithered into Mariposa County occurred on March 5, 1983 when a Mariposa County Sheriff's vehicle scouting Queen Elizabeth II's motorcade route rounded a curve in the Yosemite National Park foothills, crossed a highway and collided headon with a Secret Service car, killing three Secret Service agents. CHP (California Highway Patrol) Assistant Chief Richard Hanna reported that the collision occurred at 10:50 a.m. between Coulterville and La Grange on Highway 132 about 25 minutes ahead of Queen Elizabeth's motorcade.CHP Sergeant Bob Schilly reported that Mariposa County Sheriff's Sergeant Roderick Sinclair, 43, was driving with his partner, Deputy Rod McKean, 51, when "for some reason, [he didn't] know why," Sinclair crossed the center line and hit the second of the three Secret Service cars, which went tumbling down a 10foot embankment.

The three Secret Service agents killed in the collision were identified as George P. LaBarge, 41, Donald Robinson, 38, and Donald A. Bejcek, 29. Sinclair, who had sustained broken ribs and a fractured knee, was first stabilized at Fremont Hospital in Mariposa, then transported several days later to Modesto Memorial Hospital.

Years later, several nurses who had been present when Sinclair was brought into Fremont Hospital confided that Sinclair had been drugged on the day of "the Queen's accident" as it became known in Mariposa. For months Sinclair had been receiving huge daily shots of Demerol, "enough to kill most men," according to one billing clerk. Some former deputies who had feared punitive measures if they spoke up, later corroborated the story of the nurses.

Meanwhile, Assistant U.S. Attorney James White in Fresno ordered Dr. Arthur Dahlem's files seized to prove Sinclair's drug addiction. Sinclair's Mariposa doctor and close friend had been prescribing heavy sedatives to him for years. When White attempted to prosecute Sinclair for criminal negligence, he was called into chambers during the federal probe and told by U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Coyle to "drop the criminal investigation" because Sinclair's drug problem was not relevant to the prosecution and the drug records could not be used in court. Judge Coyle's reasoning was that no blood tests had been taken on Sinclair at the Fremont Hospital on the day of the accident, therefore no case could be made against him.

In fact, the blood tests HAD been taken, but later disappeared.A significant piece of information relative to Judge Coyle's background was passed to me during my investigation of the Queen's accident by retired FBI agent Thomas Walsh. Allegedly, the Judge was once the attorney of record for Curry Company (owned by MCA Corporation) in Yosemite National Park. I later learned, in 1992, that Robert Booth Nichols had strong ties to MCA Corporation through Eugene Giaquinto, president of MCA Corporation Home Entertainment Division. Giaquinto had been on the Board of Directors of Nichols' corporation, MIL, Inc. (Meridian International Logistics, Inc.) and also held 10,000 shares of stock in the holding corporation. MIL, Inc. was later investigated by the Los Angeles FBI for allegedly passing classified secrets to overseas affiliates in Japan and Australia. It is interesting to note, though unrelated, that shortly afterward, the Japanese purchased MCA Corporation, one of the largest corporate purchases to take place in American history.

Relative to the Queens accident, in the civil trial that followed the tragic accident, Judge Coyle ruled that both Sinclair and the deceased Secret Service agents were at fault. Mariposa County was ordered to pay 70 percent of the claim filed by the widows, and the Secret Service to pay 30 percent. The county's insurance company paid the claim, and ironically, Sinclair was subsequently promoted to Commander of the Mariposa Sheriff's Department where he is still employed as of this writing.

In an interview on March 7, 1988, at Yoshino's Restaurant in Fresno, former U.S. Attorney James White recalled that the original CHP report on the Queens accident was sent to the State Attorney General's office (Van De Kamp) in Sacramento. The report was first received by Arnold Overoye, who agreed with White that Sinclair should be prosecuted. But when the report crossed Van De Kamp's desk, he told Overoye and his assistant to discard it trash it.

Van De Kamp then appointed Bruce Eckerson, the Mariposa County District Attorney, to take charge of the investigation and submit a new report. Coincidentally, Bruce Eckerson's disclosure statements on file at the Mariposa County Courthouse indicated that he owned stock in MCA Entertainment Corporation. White added that ALL of the crack M.A.I.T.S. team CHP officers involved in the original investigation either resigned or were transferred (or fired) afterward. The CHP Commander and the Deputy Commander who supervised the M.A.I.T.S. investigation also resigned as did Assistant U.S. Attorney White himself after the coverup took place.

However, White noted that before he resigned, he quietly filed with Stephan LaPalm of the U.S. Attorney's office in Sacramento the transcripts of the trial and an affidavit which listed the "hallucinatory" drugs Sinclair had used prior to the accident. I privately continued with the Queen's accident investigation, interviewing deputies Dave Beavers and Rod Cusic who had been privy to Sinclair's drugged condition on the day of the accident.

Beavers, who was the first deputy to arrive on the scene, maintained four years later, in 1987, that he was cognizant of Sinclair's condition, but when he was questioned by James White he was NOT ASKED about the drugs. (James White had by then been ordered to drop the criminal investigation and stay away from the drug aspect of the case).

In January 1988, deputy Rod Cusic strode into the offices of the Mariposa Guide, a competitor newspaper to the Mariposa Gazette, and stated that he was "told by Rod Sinclair to lie to a Grand Jury" about Sinclair's drug addiction and the resulting Queen's accident. Cusic added that he officially disclosed this to the Fresno FBI on April 26, 1984 and again on October 9, 1987. In 1987, Cusic also noted that he witnessed a boobytrapped incendiary device explode at Rod Sinclair's home during a visit to his residence. Additionally, earlier on, Sinclair allegedly barricaded himself inside his home and boobytrapped the property, as witnessed by numerous deputies who tried to persuade him to come out.

While reviewing old newspaper clippings from the Mariposa Gazette, I discovered an odd sidebar to the story. In December, 1984, during the Queen's accident civil trial in Fresno, U.S. Attorney James White had introduced testimony that Sinclair's vehicle contained "a myriad of automatic weapons including a boobytrapped bomb" when the collision occurred on March 5, 1983. It was not until 1991 that I discovered the depth of the coverup.

A CBS television executive and a Secret Service agent who had ridden in the third car of the Queen's motorcade in 1983, arrived in Mariposa to enlist my help in putting the pieces of the puzzle together on the Queen's accident. The Secret Service agent's best friend had been the driver of the car in which all three agents were killed. I signed a contract with the television executive for the sale of the story then drove them to the site of the accident, then to the site of where the damaged vehicle was stored near Lake McClure. The Secret Service agent broke down at the sight of the vehicle, remembering the gruesome appearance of his dead friend in the front seat. He turned, tears welling in his eyes, and said, "His heart burst right through his chest and was laying in his lap when I found him."

Dave Beavers joined us the next day. As did former sheriff Ken Mattheys. Beavers did not know that the same Secret Service agent whom he was sitting with in the car was the man who had tried to pull Sinclair out of the sheriff's vehicle on the day of the accident. There had been a scuffle, Beavers insisting that Sinclair go to the hospital with "his own people," and the Secret Service ultimately conceding.The Secret Service agent reflected sadly that they didn't know to ask the hospital for blood tests on Sinclair that day, didn't know of his drug addiction. By the time the case went to court, the records at the hospital were gone.

Two weeks after the agent left Mariposa, I received a packet containing copies of Sinclair's drug records for three years prior to the accident. They were the same records that U.S. District Court Judge Robert Coyle had disallowed in the Queen's accident trial. But it was not until producer Don Thrasher, a tenyear veteran of ABC News "20/20," came to town, that I learned of Sinclair's background, or the extent of his addiction.

By chance, at a book signing engagement at B. Dalton Bookstore, I had mentioned to the manager, Shaula Brent, that my next book contained information about the Queens accident.Surprised, Shaula blurted out that she had worked at Fremont Hospital when Sinclair was brought in from the accident. Shaula recounted the following: Rod Sinclair was brought into Fremont Hospital and placed in a room with an armed "FBI" agent outside the door. Sinclair had been receiving huge shots of Demerol in the arm every day prior to the accident, by order of Dr. Arthur Dahlem. Shaula noted that Sinclair was a big man and the amount of Demerol he had been receiving would have killed most men. After the Queen's accident, all drugs were withdrawn from Sinclair, and employees, including Shaula, could hear him raving aloud for days from his hospital room. The employees at the hospital were instructed not to speak about or repeat what took place at the hospital while Sinclair was there.

Because Shaula and her friend, Barbara Locke, who also worked at the hospital, were suspicious about Sinclair's hospital records, they secretly took photostats of the records "before they were destroyed by the hospital." Blood HAD been drawn on Sinclair on the day of the Queen's accident, and he HAD been under the influence, according to Shaula. Shaula gave the names of six nurses who were witness to Sinclair's condition at the time he was brought into Fremont Hospital. When his body was finally drugfree, Sinclair was transported, against his wishes, to Modesto Hospital.

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In January, 1992, the final pieces to the puzzle fell into place. Sinclair's background had been the key all along. Producer Don Thrasher had interviewed the Secret Service agent and, although the information he obtained would not be used in his production, he advised me to follow up. The Secret Service corraborated the following profile: Sinclair's father had been a military attache to General Douglas MacArthur during World War II. (I had privately mused how many of MacArthur's men later became arms of the Octopus). In Japan, after the war, Colonel Sinclair (sr.) supervised the training of selected Japanese in intelligence gathering operations.

According to the Secret Service, he was an "international figure," highly regarded in the intelligence community. Rod Sinclair, Jr. attended school in Japan during this time. He later reportedly worked in the Army C.I.D. in a nonmilitary or civilian capacity, allegedly receiving training at Fort Liggett in San Luis Obispo, a training center for military intelligence operations.

Could it have been possible for Colonel Sinclair, Sr. to have called upon old friends in high places to rescue his son, Rod, from the Queen's accident investigation? Did the Octopus have enough power to alter an investigation of the death of three Secret Service agents? According to the Secret Service agent in Los Angeles, it did. And he intended to tell the story after he retired.

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CHAPTER 2

By this time three consecutive grand jury foreman's had sought help from the Attorney General, to no avail. It came to pass that one of the deputies, Dave Beavers, was having trouble obtaining his "stress leave" pay and hired a Jackson, California lawyer to represent him in the case. The lawyer, Ben Wagner, not only interviewed Beavers, but began interviewing other deputies who corroborated Beavers' story. Most of them, thirteen in all, had at one time or another testified before the grand jury and subsequently been forced out of the department. Interestingly, none of the deputies knew "why" the others had been been placed on stress leave or resigned until Wagner finally assembled them together and the story was aired.

At that point some of the former grand jury members were called in to confirm the testimony of the individual deputies. Most refused to speak up, but a few corroborated the deputies' story. Ultimately, after numerous meetings, the group of deputies and grand jurors formed and later incorporated an organization they called D.I.G. (Decency in Government).

By now, Wagner was carrying a gun inside and out of Mariposa for the first time in his life and writing letters to the Attorney General, the FBI, and even President Ronald Reagan. One response was forthcoming, from a special agent at the Fresno Department of Justice, Division of Law Enforcement.This agent listened to Kay Ritter, a former grand jury foreman and several deputies after reviewing Wagner's evidence.

Wagner was contemplating a huge civil rights lawsuit against the county of Mariposa, but it was imperative that he first understand "why" the attorney general refused to help these people.When the special agent drove to Sacramento and reviewed the files within the attorney general's office emanating from Mariposa, and talked to some of the office staff there, he learned that everything pertaining to Mariposa was automatically "trashed" when it crossed the A/G's desk.

Disgusted, the agent called Ben Wagner and told him "Go ahead with the lawsuit." He had no idea why all the grand jury documents had been trashed, but he was convinced no help would be forthcoming from the attorney general's office.

On November 20, 1987, Wagner filed with the U.S. District Court in Fresno the first of two lawsuits, later revealed in a Sacramento newspaper to be the largest civil rights lawsuits ever recorded in California history. Newspaper reporters and television crews flocked to Wagner for interviews. In one instance, Wagner, former Sergeant Dave Beavers and others stood in front of the Fresno FBI building while being interviewed by Channel 3 Sacramento News.

On camera, without hesitation, Beavers recalled observing deputies carrying packages of drugs from the Gold Coin Saloon, a notorious drug hangout, and placing the packages in the trunk of their patrol car. A subsequent raid indicated the drugs had been stored by the owner in a historic underground tunnel once used by the infamous bandit, Juaquin Murietta, to escape the sheriff's posse.

Meanwhile, on February 10, 1988, attorney Wagner filed at the U.S. District Court in Sacramento a Writ of Mandamus against John Van De Camp, the State Attorney General; George Vinson, regional director of the Fresno FBI; George Deukemejian, then Governor of California, and David F. Levi, United States Attorney for refusing to investigate corruption in Mariposa County.

The citizens of Mariposa were choosing sides, writing letters to the editor, arguing amongst themselves, and being interviewed on the sidewalks by news media. D.I.G. was the talk of the town. On February 17, 1988, Capitol News Service in Sacramento ran a story entitled, "Law & Order Failing on Hill County," by Jerry Goldberg. The article noted that Capitol News Service had had discussions with several Attorney General staff members who "stonewalled questions about any investigation of charges or direct answers on the willingness of Van de Kamp to meet with the citizen's group [D.I.G.]."

Goldberg mentioned the "Queen's accident" in his article: "The Fresno case charges destruction of records on individuals [Commander Rod Sinclair] involved in the case. This includes possible information about the fatal accident which occurred in the area [of Mariposa County] when an escort vehicle involved in the visit of Queen Elizabeth in 1983 [crashed.]"

Goldberg went on to note that "several people had received threats about dangerous things happening to them if they continued to stand up to the sheriff and district attorney." A San Joaquin County official, who asked not to be named, told Goldberg that a key element to the problems in Mariposa County "related to the fatal accident which occurred to Queen Elizabeth's escort vehicle."

On February 19, 1988, Ben Wagner's wife, a legal secretary, sent a letter to President Ronald Reagan at the White House. The Wagners did not live in Mariposa County, indeed, lived far away in Jackson County, unfettered by corruption, yet they saw fit to take it upon themselves to write for help. That emotionally gripping letter was headed, "Restoring Equal Rights to the Citizens of Mariposa County." It read as follows:

"Dear President Reagan: I am writing to you not only as the wife of an attorney, but as a citizen of the United States. My initial concern is that you personally receive this letter and enclosures, as many residents of Mariposa County have literally placed their lives, and the lives of their families in jeopardy by coming forth to expose the local government corruption detailed herein.I understand that your time is at a premium, however, your immediate attention regarding these matters is of the utmost importance, and respectfully requested.

"In August, 1987, our office was approached by several exdeputies and individuals from Mariposa County requesting assistance in redressing unlawful and corrupt activities by officials and departments within their local government, and failure on the part of the State Attorney General John Van De Kamp, the Office of the Attorney General, and our Federal agencies, to investigate these alleged activities.

"What we found through our initial investigations and accumulation of evidence into these allegations was appalling. It took us time to realize that in fact, the Constitution of the United States had been suspended in this county.

"The organization, Decency in Government [D.I.G.], was formed, and on November 20, 1987, the first multimillion dollar Civil Rights suit was filed in Fresno. We felt media coverage would lay a solid ground of personal safety for other complaintants to come forth. This coverage proved to be successful, and on February 11, 1988, the second Civil Rights suit was filed, along with the filing of a Writ of Mandamus in Sacramento.

"I have enclosed copies of these suits, including several newspaper articles regarding the situation. Since 1979, many residents, including individuals, sheriff's deputies, groups, organizations, members of Grand Juries and Grand Juries have taken their complaints to the Office of the Attorney General, State Attorney General John Van De Kamp and Federal authorities for investigation.

"These agencies have continuously and blatantly failed to redress the grievances of these citizens. What appears to be a consistent procedure of one Arnold O. Overoye, of the State Attorney General's Office, is to refer the complaints directly back to the local agencies to whom the complaints were made.

"Over the years, this has perpetrated threats, intimidation and fear by these local officials to the complaining individuals. There has also been questions regarding the disappearance of citizens possessing incriminating evidence, and the incompletion or failure to investigate `homicides' and `suicides'.

"Further, it has recently come to our attention, that Mr. Overoye's `procedure,' and the inaction of State Attorney John Van De Camp and Federal agencies is not limited to Mariposa County, but in fact, expands to a number of foothill counties who are experiencing the same types of local corruption.

"The grievances of these citizens, as you will note in paragraph IV of the WRIT are: (1) Violation of Individual Civil Rights (2) Abuse of discretion in the prosecution of criminal complaints (3) Intentional obstruction of the due course of Justice (4) Malicious prosecution (5) Bribery (6) Intimidation of Grand Jury members and witnesses (7) The deprivation of property (8) Illegal and unlawful land transaction (9) The failure to arrest and prosecute those involved in illegal drug sales, including individuals employed by the County of Mariposa (10) Violation of Property Rights (11) Conspiracy to impede and obstruct criminal investigations (12) Homicide (13) Attempted homicide (14) Rape (15) Battery (16) Perjury.

"Why Mr. President, are we bound to the laws of this country, and our officials are not? Life in Mariposa is as if the citizens were being held in detention, and the local agencies, the criminals, were running the county.

"Needless to say, residents feel it is a way of life to literally arm themselves and their homes against their government! I have been in these people's homes, and have witnessed the arsenal of weapons they feel they must possess to protect themselves and their families.

"My husband must travel in, around and out of this county [Mariposa] with an armed escort. He is transported during `the midnight hours' to interview Plaintiffs and witnesses.

"I ask you, Mr. President, what country are we living in? We should certainly make sure that our backyard is clean before we boast to the Soviets regarding the Civil Rights of Americans.

"On January 19, 1988, my husband took two witnesses, Kay Ritter, a former Mariposa Grand Jury Forewoman and Robert Ashmore, an exdeputy, to Mr. [George] Vinson, the Regional Director of the FBI in Fresno. The testimony, both oral and documentary, took approximately 3 hours to present. To this date, the FBI has failed to redress the grievances of these complaintants, and Mr. Vinson did not even have the courtesy to return my husband's phone calls. It came to our understanding, through a reliable source, that Mr. Vinson felt the complaints had `no substance.'

"Mr. President, my husband has been a trial attorney for 14 years. He certainly wouldn't waste his time or expertise, or the time of these witnesses, if he felt there was `no substance' to the contents of their testimony.However, this attitude by Attorney General Van De Camp, his office, and Federal agencies is typical and consistent.

"Shortly after this incident, a major drug dealer contacted our office with valuable information detailing the sale of illegal drugs to county officials, and wanted information regarding the Federal Witness Program. Mr. Vinson, knowing this by telephone messages, again failed to return my husband's inquiries.

"There is evidence by another credible witness, who was informed by the FBI, that should they get involved now, it would be `bad publicity,' and `they have let the problems in Mariposa get too far out of hand.'

"You may wonder why my husband and I became dedicated to the citizens of this county. We certainly don't foresee large amounts of money at the end of this case. Our investment in time and expenditures exceeds $40,000 to date.What we do see are people, just like you and I, who have been suppressed by their own `elected ' officials, with no help or assistance from Attorney General Van De Kamp, his office, or Federal agencies. If someone doesn't help them, they will continue to live under these conditions, which I could never imagine would exist in America.

"My husband is not a righteous individual, nor is he perfect. None of us are you know. He also doesn't believe that he can solve the problems of the world. However, being an attorney, he is an officer of the Court, and he feels a professional obligation to uphold the laws of the State, and to maintain the freedom of the citizens of this country.

"This is, however, more than I can say about a number of `representatives' and officials, who have failed to perform their appointed duties of their office, and are paid by the taxpayers.Through my involvement in this case, I have found, to my repulsion, that my lifelong conception of our government's representation of the `people,' its vested authority and ability to uphold Civil Rights, and its duty to maintain the laws and the Constitution, has been only an shattering illusion.

"Our system has failed, Mr. President. And by its failure, has crushed and destroyed the lives of many innocent, lawabiding people. Why? There is an answer. And we will utilize every legal avenue to find it. We will not be discouraged, or give up in our effort to restore the Constitution of the United States in Mariposa County, and other foothill communities. We will continue until the answer is found. Even if it means presenting the problem to you, Mr. President, on the steps of the White House.

"Our best regards to Mrs. Reagan. Respectfully yours, Vivian L. Wagner."

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Shortly before Ben Wagner's first scheduled appearance in U.S. District Court in Fresno on behalf of D.I.G. (Decency in Government), Wagner received an obscure response from "Chuck" at the Reagan White House. Wagner excitedly called Kay Ritter and Dave Beavers, myself and a few others to note that a meeting with "Chuck" was scheduled that week. It was to be a somewhat secret meeting as requested by the White House.

However, the day after meeting with "Chuck," Wagner unplugged his phone and walked out on his law practice and his home in Jackson, California, taking nothing with him except his clothes and his wife, never to be seen again. I was later told that Jerry Goldberg of Capitol News Service did the same, on the same day, and I was never able to locate either of them again.
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Re: Why is the CFR trying to start a war with Iran using US sons and daughters?
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Bwahahah Ahmdinejad is a CFR British Jew Agent!!! Just like Hitler?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealed to have Jewish past
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's vitriolic attacks on the Jewish world hide an astonishing secret, evidence uncovered by The Daily Telegraph shows.

By Damien McElroy and Ahmad Vahdat
Published: 7:30AM BST 03 Oct 2009

A photograph of the Iranian president holding up his identity card during elections in March 2008 clearly shows his family has Jewish roots. A close-up of the document reveals he was previously known as Sabourjian – a Jewish name meaning cloth weaver.
 
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The short note scrawled on the card suggests his family changed its name to Ahmadinejad when they converted to embrace Islam after his birth. The Sabourjians traditionally hail from Aradan, Mr Ahmadinejad's birthplace, and the name derives from "weaver of the Sabour", the name for the Jewish Tallit shawl in Persia. The name is even on the list of reserved names for Iranian Jews compiled by Iran's Ministry of the Interior. Experts last night suggested Mr Ahmadinejad's track record for hate-filled attacks on Jews could be an overcompensation to hide his past. Ali Nourizadeh, of the Centre for Arab and Iranian Studies, said: "This aspect of Mr Ahmadinejad's background explains a lot about him. "Every family that converts into a different religion takes a new identity by condemning their old faith. "By making anti-Israeli statements he is trying to shed any suspicions about his Jewish connections. He feels vulnerable in a radical Shia society."A London-based expert on Iranian Jewry said that "jian" ending to the name specifically showed the family had been practising Jews. "He has changed his name for religious reasons, or at least his parents had," said the Iranian-born Jew living in London. "Sabourjian is well known Jewish name in Iran."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/6256173/Mahmoud-Ahmadinejad-revealed-to-have-Jewish-past.html

WAKE UP! There is no conflict between the peoples, the elite leaders are complete fricking NWO puppets!

They play games and use their own people as cannon fodder to climb higher on the sub-capstone levels.

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Report: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was born a Jew
http://rawstory.com/2009/10/report-mahmoud-ahmadinejad-was-born-a-jew/
By Stephen C. Webster
Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 -- 11:31 am

In a stunning report on Saturday, a British newspaper claimed to have uncovered proof that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- notorious among the international community for denying the holocaust -- was actually born a Jew. According to The Telegraph, a high resolution photograph of Ahmadinejad holding up his Iranian identity card, taken just before the 2008 election, reveals that his family changed its name shortly after he was born, renouncing their Jewish faith and adopting Islam. "A close-up of the document reveals he was previously known as Sabourjian – a Jewish name meaning cloth weaver," the UK paper reported. "The name is even on the list of reserved names for Iranian Jews compiled by Iran's Ministry of the Interior," noted Israeli publication YNet News. At the annual Quds Day rally in Tehran last month, the Iranian president reiterated his denial of the holocaust and blasted the Israeli government.

Ali Nourizadeh, with the Center for Arab and Iranian Studies, suggested to The Telegraph that having a Jewish background "explains a lot" about one of the key ruling figures of a Muslim nation.  The United States, Britain, France and Germany have all issued statements slamming Ahmadinejad's latest outburst dismissing the killing of some six million Jews of occupied Europe by the Nazis during World War II. “The very existence of this regime is an insult to the dignity of the people,” the hardline president said of Israel. “They (the Western powers) launched the myth of the Holocaust. They lied, they put on a show and then they support the Jews. “The pretext for establishing the Zionist regime is a lie… a lie which relies on an unreliable claim, a mythical claim, and the occupation of Palestine has nothing to do with the Holocaust,” he added. “This claim is corrupt and the pretext is corrupt. This (the Israeli) regime’s days are numbered and it is on its way to collapse. This regime is dying.” During a televised debate leading up to his disputed reelection, Ahmadinejad was forced to admit his name had been changed, but he did not address the issue further, The Telegraph noted.  Accusations of Ahmadinejad's Jewish history have been floating around on the Internet since Mehdi Khazali, the son of Ayatollah Khazali, called for an investigation into his family origins on a blog. Khazali was later arrested amid protests of Ahmadinejad's disputed reelection.
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Re: Why is the CFR trying to start a war with Iran using US sons and daughters?
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2010, 01:01:57 pm »





UN Inspector Scott Ritter: Fools would Bomb Iran

3 min - Jun 26, 2007 -  (581 ratings)
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Scott Ritter: Weapons of Mass Delusion

28 min - Sep 20, 2006 -  (180 ratings)
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Scott Ritter and Ray McGovern on the Occupation of Iraq.mpg

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Target Iran - Scott Ritter and Seymour Hersh

1 hr 23 min - Nov 8, 2006 -  (44 ratings)
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MSNBC - Scott Ritter on Covert War in Iran CIA and the Mujahadeen-...

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Scott Ritter - Target Iran - Part 1

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Scott Ritter on Iranian Nuclear Program

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Israel's influence of US policy & the Israeli lobby

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Waging Peace

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CNN's Hatchet Job on Scott Ritter
http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0912-02.htm
Media smear ex-Marine for seeking answers on Iraq
Published on Thursday, September 12, 2002 in the Toronto Star by Antonia Zerbisias

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NRO-Please spy on this forum so that you know that we know how you did 911

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AF 00-116
Title: Advanced C2 Process Modeling and Requirements Analysis Technology
Abstract: This effort will demonstrate the ability to develop an innovative C2 investment decision support system. The objective system springs from a completely original conceptualization of the problem. It will support "product and process modeling of integrated operational and system architectures" and will produce results that can be used within the Air Force spiral development process, C2 management philosophy, and PPBS. This system will improve access to mathematically rigorous, token-based architecture by orders of magnitude. Ptech and George Mason University's System Architectures Laboratory will integrate object oriented C2 architecture modeling and a Discrete Event System model to construct a software system that can: - Synthesize Colored Petri Nets from a set of object oriented products. We will develop and employ a file-based interface between Ptech's FrameWork modeling environment and Design/CPN.- Verify the logical soundness and behaviors of architectures by executing the models and using token-based, state space and behavioral analysis techniques against an agreed set of measures. -Report results in a variety of agreed graphical and textual formats. This Phase I effort includes early proof-of-concept demonstrations to enable the Team to gain favorable position for development funding or approval for FAST TRACK funding.
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Publications: Conference Papers (Look at the titles of what they've worked on.) One of the documents in there from 1995 I think looked like they were wargaming a martial law scenario with their software.  It's all highly technical stuff that is beyond anything I can understand, but with some of it, you can get a general idea of what they're doing.  Seems to me what we have here is Ptech AI being used to calculate the most efficient way to overthrow the U.S. with staged avian flu pandemic, and cyber attacks carried out by Northcom/Booz Allen Hamilton; to be blamed on "homeland hackers", or Russians, or the Chinese, et.al., and kill us as as efficiently as possible.  Well, now it's algorithms are going to have to factor in the fact that this is now public.]
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=91752.msg531682#msg531682
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See below link for full embedded links sources.

http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=charles_leidig


Captain Charles Leidig. [Source: US Navy]

Profile: Charles Leidig
Charles Leidig was a participant or observer in the following events:
8:30 a.m. September 11, 2001: Rookie in Command of the NMCC

Captain Charles Leidig, the deputy for Command Center operations at the NMCC, takes over temporarily from Brigadier General Montague Winfield and is effectively in charge of NMCC during the 9/11 crisis. Winfield had requested the previous day that Leidig stand in for him on September 11. Leidig had started his role as Deputy for Command Center Operations two months earlier and had qualified to stand in for Winfield just the previous month. Leidig remains in charge from a few minutes before the 9/11 crisis begins until about 10:30 a.m., after the last hijacked plane crashes. He presides over an important crisis response teleconference that has a very slow start, not even beginning until 9:39 a.m. [9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004


Brigadier General Montague Winfield. [Source: US Army]

(Shortly After 9:03 a.m.) September 11, 2001: NMCC Commander Concludes US is Under Attack, Yet Does Not Retake Charge of Center

Brigadier General Montague Winfield, commander of the National Military Command Center (NMCC), the Pentagon’s emergency response center, later says, “When the second aircraft flew into the second tower, it was at that point that we realized that the seemingly unrelated hijackings that the FAA was dealing with were in fact a part of a coordinated terrorist attack on the United States.” [ABC News, 9/14/2002] For unknown reasons, Winfield had stepped down from his usual position at 8:30 a.m., and allowed Captain Charles Leidig to temporarily take his place as deputy director for operations in the NMCC (see 8:30 a.m. September 11, 2001).

[9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004 pdf file] Post 9/11 news reports will give the impression that Winfield remained in the NMCC throughout the course of the attacks, and was aware of the unfolding events. None of them will mention him ever having left the center. [CNN, 9/4/2002; ABC News, 9/11/2002] Yet, despite concluding that the US is suffering a “coordinated terrorist attack,” Winfield allows Leidig to continue as his stand-in, and does not take over from him and resume charge of the center until shortly after Flight 93 has crashed. This would presumably be around 10:15-10:30 a.m. [9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004]
 
(9:29 a.m.-9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Pentagon Command Center Begins High Level Conference Call


The National Military Command Center, inside the Pentagon. [Source: National Military Command Center]

Captain Charles Leidig is temporarily in command of the National Military Command Center (NMCC), “the military’s worldwide nerve center.” In response to the attacks on the World Trade Center, he convenes a conference call. [CNN, 9/4/2002; 9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004 pdf file] Telephone links are established between the NMCC located inside the Pentagon (but on the opposite side of the building from where the explosion will happen), Canada’s equivalent Command Center, Strategic Command, theater commanders, and federal emergency-response agencies. At one time or another, President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, key military officers, leaders of the FAA and NORAD, the White House, and Air Force One are heard on the open line.

[Aviation Week and Space Technology, 6/3/2002; 9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004] NORAD command director Captain Michael Jellinek claims this call was initiated “at once” after the second WTC tower was hit. [Aviation Week and Space Technology, 6/3/2002] However, the 9/11 Commission concludes it starts at 9:29 a.m. According to the commission, it begins as an all-purpose “significant event” conference. But at 9:30, Leidig states that it has just been confirmed that Flight 11 is still airborne and is heading toward Washington, DC. (This incorrect information apparently arose minutes earlier during a conference call between FAA centers (see 9:21 a.m. September 11, 2001).) In response to this erroneous report, the significant event conference is ended at around 9:34. It then resumes at about 9:37 as an air threat conference call, which lasts for more than eight hours. [9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004; 9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 37] This is broadcast over a loudspeaker inside the NMCC. [US News and World Report, 8/31/2003] Brigadier General Montague Winfield, who later takes over from Leidig in charge of the NMCC, says, “All of the governmental agencies that were involved in any activity going on in the United States at that point, were in that conference.” [ABC News, 9/11/2002] The call continues right through the Pentagon explosion; the impact is not felt within the NMCC. [CNN, 9/4/2002] However, despite being in the Pentagon when it is hit, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld doesn’t enter the NMCC or participate in the call until 10:30 a.m. (see (10:30 a.m.) September 11, 2001).

9:39 a.m. September 11, 2001: Defense Secretary Rumsfeld Is Wanted at Pentagon Teleconference but Cannot Be Reached


This picture of Rumsfeld (center), taken from the US Army website, is captioned, “Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld returns to Pentagon inner offices Tuesday morning after surveying the damage from the hijacked plane which crashed into the building moments before.” This contradicts his claim that he was helping victims for nearly an hour after the attack. However, there is video footage of Rumsfeld helping a person on a stretcher and it is not known when this picture is taken exactly. [Source: US Army]

Captain Charles Leidig, a deputy who is temporarily in charge of the Pentagon’s National Military Command Center (NMCC), is handling the NMCC’s crisis teleconference. He opens the call saying, “An air attack against North America may be in progress.” He mentions reports of a crash into the opposite side of the Pentagon, and requests that Defense Secretary Rumsfeld be added to the conference. [9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004; 9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004 pdf file] Rumsfeld has a crucial role to play in coordinating the military response to an attack on the US.

According to journalist and author Andrew Cockburn, since the Cold War, “In an age when an enemy attack might allow only a few minutes for detection and reaction, control of American military power became vested in the National Command Authority, which consists of the president and the secretary of defense. Collectively, the NCA is the ultimate source of military orders, uniquely empowered, among other things, to order the use of nuclear weapons. In time of war, therefore, Rumsfeld was effectively the president’s partner, the direct link to the fighting forces, and all orders had to go through him. Such orders were supposed to be transmitted from… the National Military Command Center.” Cockburn adds that the NMCC is “the operational center for any and every crisis, from nuclear war to hijacked airliners.”

Yet, rather than join the NMCC conference, Rumsfeld has already gone out of the Pentagon to see the crash site, without telling any of his command staff where he was going, and remains out of contact for some time (see Between 9:38 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. September 11, 2001). Therefore, a few minutes after Leidig makes his request, Rumsfeld’s office will report back that he is nowhere to be found. Cockburn concludes, “The chain of command was broken.” [Cockburn, 2007, pp. 4-5; Democracy Now!, 3/7/2007] It is unknown whether Rumsfeld has a cell phone or pager on him, and if so, why he cannot be reached.

9:44 a.m. September 11, 2001: NMCC Conference Thinks Flight 1989, Not Flight 93, Is Fourth Hijack

NORAD briefs the NMCC teleconference on the possible hijacking of Delta Flight 1989. Four minutes later, a representative from the White House bunker containing Vice President Cheney asks if there are any indications of other hijacked planes. Captain Charles Leidig, temporarily in charge of the NMCC, mentions the Delta Flight and comments, “that would be the fourth possible hijack.” Flight 1989 is in the same general Ohio region as Flight 93, but NORAD doesn’t scramble fighters toward either plane at this time. [9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004]
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“Is this real-world or exercise?”: Cyber-PsyOps Warfare & 9/11

Part V: Powell, Armitage and the Secret Service

“Secretary of State Colin Powell was in Lima, Peru, attending a meeting of the Organization of American States when he received word of the [9/11] attacks. He immediately cut his trip short and boarded a government aircraft for the seven-hour flight back to Washington. The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff understood and appreciated the advantage the U.S. enjoyed over most nations when it came to the advanced electronics and communications capabilities. The former Army General had put his name on various Pentagon war-fighting manuals that outlined the Department’s commitment to what the military called “network-centric warfare” and “information superiority.” He had even written an article in Byte Magazine in 1992 titled “Personal Computer Technology May Determine the Outcome of Future Conflicts.” But what really made Powell’s experience on September 11 unique was his understanding and continued devotion to the military’s decision cycle, known as the OODA loop.”

Black Ice: The Invisible Threat of Cyber-Terrorism
Chapter Seven : 9/11: The Cyber-terrorist Attack

(Link was incomplete)

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“Seated in the White House Vice President Cheney was in command of America's defence response to the hijacking attacks on 911. Once the World Trade Centre was hit why did Cheney, a former Defense Secretary himself under the previous Bush administration, contact Richard Armitage the most senior State Department official in the country at the time, but not Air Force General Richard Myers, the most senior military officer in the country at the time?”

http://www.btinternet.com/~nlpwessex/Documents/WATUS911undefended.htm#armitage

See also http://www.btinternet.com/~nlpwessex/Documents/armitagecheneyasia.htm

According to the activist group Voices from the Wilderness: 'Armitage has also been routinely exposed as a Bush-era covert functionary who has been linked to covert operations, drug smuggling and the expansion of organized crime operations in Russia, Central Asia and the Far East.'

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"So what was the UK's 'national security adviser' doing in America on Sept 11? Was his visit prompted by the terrorist threat that Tony Blair now confirms 'everybody knew' was being planned? Despite his de facto status as Blair's special envoy on foreign affairs and security matters the US State Department appointment records show no scheduled meetings for Manning with Secretary Powell himself during the days immediately prior to the attacks. Those records do, however, show that he was meeting with Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage on September 10th. Armitage is second in command to Colin Powell who left for a trip to Peru later that day, meaning that the Bush administration's principal 'dove' was out of the country when the attacks happened. In Powell's absence 'when the storm breaks [on 911] Richard Armitage... is at its heart' according to the BBC's Edward Stourton…

http://www.btinternet.com/~nlpWESSEX/Documents/armitageman.htm

“It is reported that the US Secret Service is using an “air surveillance system” called Tigerwall. This serves to “ensure enhanced physical security at a high-value asset location by providing early warning of airborne threats.” Tigerwall “provides the Secret Service with a geographic display of aircraft activity and provides security personnel long-range camera systems to classify and identify aircraft. Sensor data from several sources are fused to provide a unified sensor display.” [US Department of Defense, 2000; US Department of the Navy, 9/2000, pp. 28 ] Among its responsibilities, the Secret Service protects America’s highest elected officials, including the president and vice president, and also provides security for the White House Complex. [US Congress, 5/1/2003] Its largest field office with over 200 employees is in New York, in Building 7 of the World Trade Center. [Tech TV, 7/23/2002] Whether the Secret Service, in New York or Washington, will make use of Tigerwall on 9/11 is unknown.

The Secret Service appears to have other air surveillance capabilities. Counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke will describe that on 9/11, the Secret Service had “a system that allowed them to see what FAA’s radar was seeing.” [Clarke, 2004, pp. 7] Barbara Riggs, a future deputy director of the Secret Service who is in its Washington, DC headquarters on 9/11, will describe the Secret Service “monitoring radar” during the attacks. [PCCW Newsletter, 3/2006; Star-Gazette (Elmira), 6/5/2006] Furthermore, since 1974 the Secret Service operations center has possessed a special communications line from the control tower of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. This hotline allows air traffic controllers monitoring local radar to inform agents at the White House of any planes that are off course or appear to be on a “threatening vector.” [Time, 9/26/1994]

(9:45 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Secret Service Learns Hijacked Plane on Route to Washington, Evacuates White House

“Secret Service Director Brian Stafford informs counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke that radar shows an aircraft headed towards the White House and decides to evacuate the complex. [Clarke, 2004, pp. 5] The Secret Service learns this by monitoring radar and over an open line with the FAA (the “hijack net”), which enable them to receive real time information about the hijacked aircraft. The Secret Service, which has been using an air surveillance system called Tigerwall for some time (see (September 2000 and after), tracks both American 77 and United 93 as they approach Washington and assumes the White House is a target. Secret Service agent Barbara Riggs will later say, “The Secret Service prepared to defend the facility,” although the precise nature of the preparations is unclear. [New York Times, 9/12/2001; MSNBC, 9/22/2001; Daily Telegraph, 12/16/2001; Washington Post, 1/27/2002; Associated Press, 8/19/2002; 9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004; PCCW Newsletter, 3/2006]

http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/context.jsp?item=a938clarkeorders
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“Is this real-world or exercise?”: Cyber-PsyOps Warfare & 9/11

Part VI: Reporting for Duty, Sir!


“Asked point-blank by Commissioner Jamie Gorelick what he had done to protect the nation — or even the Pentagon — during the "summer of threat" preceding the attacks, Rumsfeld replied simply that "it was a law enforcement issue."
http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0813-08.htm
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“In his office at the Pentagon, Donald Rumsfeld received word as each plane hit the Twin Towers, but apparently continued his scheduled lecture to a Congressional delegation on the subject of national preparedness against surprise attacks…. Richard Myers, acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Sept. 11, says he thought the first crash was an accident. He went ahead with a meeting at the offices of Sen. Max Cleland, with whom he discussed the subject of national preparedness.

Rumsfeld: “I had said at -- I had an 8 o'clock breakfast -- that sometime in the next two, four, six, eight, 10, 12 months, there would be an event that would occur in the world that would be sufficiently shocking that it would remind people, again, how important it is to have a strong, healthy Defense Department that contributes -- that underpins peace and stability in our world. And that is what underpins peace and stability. It's the fact -- we can't have healthy economies and active lives unless we live in a peaceful, stabile world. And I said that to these people.”

And someone walked in and handed a note that said that a plane had just hit the World Trade Center.”

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20040812110237946

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“Sheehy: For more than two hours after the Federal Aviation Administration became aware that the first plane had been violently overtaken by Middle Eastern men, the man whose job it was to order air cover over Washington [Rumsfeld] did not show up in the Pentagon's command center.

This may be a veiled reference to a military administrative order of June 1, 2001, which formally included the Secretary of Defense in any decision to authorize the interception of errant civilian planes by military jets.

At least until then, interception of errant flights was a standard procedure, activated automatically once an air traffic controller determines a plane on instrument flight rules (IFR) is significantly off-course or has failed to respond to ground control. No formal authorization was required for the FAA to alert NORAD that an aircraft has deviated from its planned route, or for NORAD to scramble interceptors to reconnoiter and report. On the contrary, this was what was supposed to happen.”

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20040801011459507

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Gail Sheehy put “Lee Hamilton, vice-chairman of the Kean Commission, on the spot with the question, "Where was Rumsfeld on 9/11?":

"We investigated very carefully Mr. Rumsfeld's actions," said Hamilton. "He was having breakfast with Congressional leaders, and they hear a plane has hit the Pentagon, and he runs out."

"He had to have been told before the Pentagon was hit that two trade centers were hit and the country was under attack," I suggested. Was the commission comfortable with the fact that the country's Secretary of Defense was not in the chain of command or present in the Pentagon’s command center until all four suicide hijacked planes were down?

"I'm not going to answer that question," said Hamilton, and turned away.”
[Original at http://www.motherjones.com/news/update/2004/07/07_400.html ]

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Montague Winfield was originally scheduled to be at his command post on morning of Sept. 11. But on Sept. 10, he arranged for his deputy to relieve him the next morning at exactly 8:30 a.m. This turned out to be just eight minutes before the military was alerted to the diversion of the first flight (at 8:38 a.m. according to the timeline in The 9/11 Commission Report).

The report mentions Winfield by name only once, as a source in a footnote, without clarification (Ch. 1 fn 190, p. 463). His absence from the NMCC after 8:30 a.m. was first revealed to the Commission in a June 17, 2004 statement by his deputy, Capt. Charles J. Leidig (who was promoted to admiral). (Source document from 9/11 Commission)

Winfield was scheduled to testify before the Kean Commission in public on the same day as Leidig. As on Sept. 11, he was a no-show. Leidig spoke for him, saying under oath that on Sept. 11, "Right after we resolved what was going on with United 93, around that time General Winfield took over" command of the NMCC. ( Transcipt of June 17th hearings )

Thus Gen. Winfield apparently exercised no operational authority until after the attacks were over. In the further absence of Bush and Rumsfeld, the man in charge of the U.S. military during the attacks was apparently Capt. Leidig, a rookie in the job who, in his own words, first qualified in August 2001 "to stand watch as the Deputy Director for Operations in the NMCC."

However, Winfield either forgot his own absence or attempted to gloss over it when he was filmed for a 2002 Discovery-Times documentary, "Attack on the Pentagon." In that interview, he says that the "national leadership" was called to the NMCC "after the World Trade Center was struck." He also describes on camera the process of "resolving" what happened to Flight 93, the final flight, as though he was present.

Was Winfield present at the NMCC at any time during the attacks? If not, why would he try to hide an absence for which no one would otherwise think to blame him, since it was arranged the night before? Where was he during the 90 minutes after 8:30 a.m.?


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"Whatever the explanation for the huge [911 defence] failure, there have been no reports, to my knowledge, of reprimands. This further weakens the 'Incompetence Theory.' Incompetence usually earns reprimands."

'What really happened on Sept. 11th?'
Barrie Zwicker, Straight Goods, 27 January 2002 (New Society Publishers)

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"Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma has declared a day of national mourning for the victims of the Lviv air show disaster.... President Kuchma dismissed the country's air force chief and the commander of the air force division which took part in the show.... "

”Ukraine mourns plane crash victims”, BBC Online, 28 July 2002

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“Some respond that the whole military was lax before 9-11. Nobody was worried about security. Really? In a dispatch discussing security after 9-11, Associated Press noted that US military bases were already on security alert *before* 9-11.

"Military Tightens Security in Wake of Apparent Terrorist Attacks," AP, (12 September 2001) http://www.tenc.net/indict/update630.htm



NATIONAL MILITARY COMMAND CENTER SETUP FOR 911FF BY A. H. LEVIS/PTECH

http://www.dtic.mil/descriptivesum/Y2002/DISA/0302016K.pdf
A.  Mission Description and Budget Item Justification:

This program provides concept development, requirements definition, technical specifications, proof-of-concept testing, rapid prototyping, technology insertions, systems engineering and integration and technical assessments for National Military Command System (NMCS) Command and Control (C2) systems.  This support provides informed, decision-making linkage between the National Command Authorities (NCA) and the Commanders-in-Chief of the Unified and Specified Commands.  This engineering draws upon improved C2 methodologies and technology insertion opportunities to meet the command, control and information requirements of the NCA and the CINCs for all crises and security threats involving US military forces.  These efforts emphasize interoperability and are designed to contribute directly to the achievement of the global C4I infrastructure.

The primary customer is the Joint Staff.  As the DOD Systems Engineer for the National Military Command Center (NMCC) and the Alternate NMCC (ANMCC), DISA performs planning, integration, and testing/ evaluation of new systems or improvements to existing systems. Support is provided to the Joint Staff in configuration management of over 120 systems.  Engineering support is provided in the planning and implementation of the relocation of the NMCC as part of the Pentagon renovation (NMCC is scheduled to transition to a new location in FY 2003).

Beginning FY 2002, funding from the program C4I for the Warrior (PE 0303149K) will be transferred to this program in order to support the Site R Integration Program (SRIP), which provides backup and mirroring of selected NMCC systems and provides software maintenance of the NMCC Command and Control System (NCCS) Automated Message Handling System (AMHS). This program element is under Budget Activity 07 because it involves efforts supporting operational systems development. This administration has not addressed FY 2003-2007 requirements.  All FY 2003-2007 budget estimates included in this  book are notional only and subject to change.





http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=109649.msg674543#msg674543

9/11 as a computer crime?

Davis stated that on the morning of 9/11 there was denial of service to the risk management system designed to block such attacks.  I didn’t say that (although I’ve read it)  - what I said was that the emergency open communications line between the FAA and NMCC went dead - neither party was aware of it and it is my belief that the PTECH software was used to shut it down.

"If that’s the way they did it, it would have been the perfect crime.  One person could have shutdown the line connecting the FAA and NMCC (National Military Command and Control).  “Coincidentally,” the person manning the NMCC on the morning of 9/11 was a first day employee and his boss was away at a meeting.  So, the new man on the job didn’t even know that on the morning of 9/11 the communication between FCC and NMCC was down."

-Vicky Davis
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Summary:
   
“This three-part series grapples with the risks of a growing dependence on automated information systems to control combat forces. A collection of research papers from the DoD-sponsored C2 Research Program, the series focuses on the difficulties in accurately portraying the uncertainties and ambiguities of war with computer systems.” – Publisher’s description.
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http://sysarch.gmu.edu/main/media/publications/abstracts/135p-ABS.pdf

JUNE 1993



CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN THE NATIONAL MILITARY  
COMMAND CENTER (NMCC)


Brian S. Ray
Alexander H. Levis


ABSTRACT  


A functional architecture of NMCC crisis management is developed beginning with the identification and description of the mission and concept of operations. A functional decomposition of crisis management activities is then built based on current operating instructions and actions officer interviews. The model is validated for a limited set of crisis management requirements by exercising it with data collected during an actual crisis management situation. Functional shortfalls and redundancies are examined. The result is a functional architecture of NMCC crisis management suitable as a foundation for quantitative effectiveness analysis.

CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN THE NMCC
http://sysarch.gmu.edu/main/media/publications/docs/135p_.pdf


















http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/ericjsinrod/2005-10-05-faa-weakness_x.htm

Posted 10/5/2005 9:30 AM     Updated 10/5/2005 9:34 AM

INSERT:  NOTE, THIS ARTICLE IS FROM 2005, SO HE IS REFERRING TO A MUCH NEWER DOCUMENT THAN THE ONE ABOVE, THE AUTHOR FAILS TO REALIZE THAT THE FAA IS PLAYING A DOG AND PONY SHOW, THE ENTIRE NAS ARCHITECTURE WAS SPECIFICALLY INTEGRATED WITH DOD SYSTEMS TO CARRY OUT 9/11, AS WELL AS TO SERVE AS AN "INTEROPERABILITY TEST BED", TO APPLY THEIR "LESSONS LEARNED", TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF GLOBAL C4ISR SYSTEMS, TO CREATE THE INCEPTION OF NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE, THE NEW SO-CALLED "WAR ON TERROR", TO FINALLY ACHIEVE THEIR PINNACLE OF TOTAL TYRANNY, FUTURE COMBAT SYSTEMS, OR FCS.

Too many weaknesses in FAA information systems
If you already are nervous about flying, this column may not make you feel more comfortable. So let's get right to the point – according to a recent evaluation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suffers from security weaknesses in its information systems, including weaknesses in controls that are intended to prevent, limit and detect access to those systems.

Background

As most of us know, and as explained by the GAO, the FAA performs important functions designed to ensure "safe, orderly, and efficient air travel in the national airspace system." In performing its functions, the FAA must rely upon an extensive "array of interconnected automated information systems and networks that comprise the nation's air traffic control systems." These systems are mission critical as they supply information to air traffic controllers and flight crews to help "ensure the safe and expeditious movement of aircraft."

Interruptions of service by these information systems, as noted by the GAO, "could have a significant adverse impact on air traffic nationwide." And reading between the lines here, one is left with the conclusion that passenger safety potentially could be jeopardized by such interruption.

The GAO explains that it was tasked to evaluate how the FAA has implemented information security controls because such controls are "essential for ensuring that the nation's air traffic control systems are adequately protected from inadvertent or deliberate misuse, disruption, or destruction."

The Evaluation

The GAO concludes, as part of its evaluation, that the FAA "has made progress in implementing information security for its air traffic control information systems." However, the GAO "identified significant security weaknesses that threaten the integrity, confidentiality and availability of FAA's systems – including weaknesses in controls that are designed to prevent, limit and detect access to these systems." According to the GAO, the FAA "has not adequately managed its networks, software updates, user accounts and passwords, and user privileges, nor has it consistently logged security-relevant events." Feeling better yet?

If this were not enough, the GAO found that other FAA information security controls, encompassing physical security, background investigations, segregation of duties, and system changes, "exhibited weaknesses, increasing the risk that unauthorized users could breach FAA's air traffic control systems, potentially disrupting aviation operations." Certainly, the disruption of aviation operations sounds omnious.

The GAO reports that the FAA explained that the possibilities for unauthorized access are "limited." Of course, a better answer would be that such possibilities are "non-existent." The GAO evaluation states that the FAA has "initiatives underway to improve its information security" but notes that "further efforts are needed." The GAO reports that FAA weaknesses that need to be addressed include "outdated security plans, inadequate security awareness training, inadequate systems testing and evaluation programs, limited security incident-detection capabilities, and shortcomings in providing service continuity for disruptions in operations."

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http://www.911myths.com/index.php/Losing_Flight_77

(Original link no longer works not does archive of original site)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/01/AR2006090101498.html

Investigators found no evidence that aviation officials intentionally misled the Sept. 11 commission when they made inaccurate statements about their response to the 2001 terrorist attacks but recommended that two officials face "appropriate administrative action" for failing to correct the record, according to a report released yesterday.

The findings by the Transportation Department's acting inspector general, Todd J. Zinser, address a lingering question about the response on Sept. 11 by military and civilian aviation officials, who initially portrayed the reaction as swift and efficient. It was later shown to be neither.

The conclusions echo the findings of a separate inquiry at the Defense Department, which found no evidence that authorities at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) intended to mislead the Sept. 11 panel.

For more than two years after the attacks, officials at NORAD and the Federal Aviation Administration suggested in public statements and testimony that air defenses and aviation officials had reacted quickly to the hijackings and were prepared to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93 if it threatened Washington. That aircraft crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to retake control from the hijackers.

In fact, the Sept. 11 commission found, audiotapes and other evidence showed clearly that the military never had any of the hijacked airliners in its sights and chased a phantom aircraft -- American Airlines Flight 11 -- long after it had crashed into the World Trade Center.

The FAA had said on its Web site and in statements to the commission that it informed the Pentagon at 9:24 a.m. that American Airlines Flight 77 had been hijacked. The commission found that the FAA never notified defense officials of the hijackings but did label the plane missing after it had crashed into the Pentagon.

The FAA also omitted from official timelines the fact that it notified NORAD about the hijacking of Flight 93 at 10:07 a.m., after the airliner had crashed in Pennsylvania. It gave an earlier than actual time for the moment when an Air Force official joined an FAA "phone-bridge" focused on the hijackings.

Zinser's report blames the erroneous statements on a series of innocent mistakes, including an erroneous entry in an early FAA timeline and an assumption by some officials that others would correct the record once the errors became clear.

"We did not find evidence to conclude that FAA officials knowingly made false statements," the report said.

At the same time, it said, two unidentified FAA officials should have notified the commission when it became clear that the information was wrong. The report recommended that the FAA consider unspecified administrative action against them.

Although the inaccurate statements have been publicly known for several years, it has only become clear more recently how much the issue had strained relations between the Sept. 11 panel and the FAA and NORAD. They were the only two agencies to receive subpoenas from the commission.

Some commission members and staffers were so angered by the inaccuracies that they advocated referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation. The panel settled on a compromise, referring the complaints to the two inspectors general.

In their new book, "Without Precedent," the commission's chairman and vice chairman, Thomas H. Kean (R) and Lee H. Hamilton (D), said the panel was "exceedingly frustrated" by the FAA and NORAD.

"Fog of war could explain why some people were confused on the day of 9/11, but it could not explain why all the after-action reports, accident investigation, and public testimony by FAA and NORAD officials advanced an account of 9/11 that was untrue," they wrote.
The FAA said in a statement that Zinser's report "clarified the record and found no evidence that FAA officials knowingly made false statements or intentionally failed to correct any inaccurate statements while providing more than 6,000 documents and materials to the commission." The FAA also has "made major improvements to its communications capabilities" since the Sept. 11 attacks, the statement said.
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Report Urges F.A.A. to Act Regarding False 9/11 Testimony

By PHILIP SHENON
Published: September 2, 2006

The Transportation Department's inspector general urged the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday to consider disciplinary action against two executives who failed to correct false information provided to the independent commission that investigated the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

The acting inspector general, Todd J. Zinser, whose office acts as the department's internal watchdog, found in a new report that the F.A.A. executives, as well as a third official who is now retired, learned after the fact that false information was given to the commission in May 2003 about the F.A.A.'s contacts with the Air Force on the morning of Sept. 11.

The false information suggested that the aviation agency had established contact with its Air Force liaison immediately after the first of the four hijacked planes struck the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m.

In fact, the commission's investigators found, the Air Force's liaison did not join a conference call with the F.A.A. until after the third plane crashed, at 9:37 a.m. The 51-minute gap is significant because it helps undermine an initial claim by the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which is responsible for domestic air defense, that it scrambled quickly on Sept. 11 and had a chance to shoot down the last of the hijacked planes still in the air, United Airlines Flight 93.

The inspector general's report, prepared in response to complaints from the independent Sept. 11 commission, found that the three F.A.A. executives failed to act on an ''obligation'' to correct the false information provided to the commission, which found widespread confusion within the aviation agency and the military on the morning of the attacks.

The F.A.A., part of the Transportation Department, declined to identify the three executives, whose names and titles were not revealed in the inspector general's report. Nor did the agency say whether it would consider disciplinary action.

The inspector general's office found that while false information was given to the Sept. 11 commission, there was no evidence that F.A.A. executives had done it knowingly or had intentionally withheld accurate information about the agency's actions on the morning of the attacks.

That finding was welcomed by the F.A.A., which said in a statement that the ''inspector general's investigation has clarified the record and found no evidence that F.A.A. officials knowingly made false statements.'' The Pentagon's inspector general issued a similar finding last month about military officers who provided inaccurate testimony to the commission, saying their inaccurate statements could be attributed largely to poor record-keeping.

Richard Ben Veniste, a commission member, said in an interview on Friday that he was troubled that it had taken the inspector general two years to complete his investigation -- ''more time than it took the 9/11 commission to complete all of its work'' -- and that he released the report ''on the Friday afternoon before the Labor Day weekend.''

Mr. Ben Veniste said he was convinced that the failure of the aviation agency and the North American Aerospace Defense Command to provide early, accurate information about their performance had ''contributed to a growing industry of conspiratorialists who question the fundamental facts relating to 9/11.''

Mr. Zinser, the acting inspector general, said in an interview that the investigation had taken so long because of ''the very complicated issues'' his office reviewed.
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9/11 Report Cites Many Warnings About Hijackings

By ERIC LICHTBLAU
New York Times
February 10, 2005

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 - In the months before the Sept. 11 attacks, federal aviation officials reviewed dozens of intelligence reports that warned about Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, some of which specifically discussed airline hijackings and suicide operations, according to a previously undisclosed report from the 9/11 commission.

But aviation officials were "lulled into a false sense of security," and "intelligence that indicated a real and growing threat leading up to 9/11 did not stimulate significant increases in security procedures," the commission report concluded.

The report discloses that the Federal Aviation Administration, despite being focused on risks of hijackings overseas, warned airports in the spring of 2001 that if "the intent of the hijacker is not to exchange hostages for prisoners, but to commit suicide in a spectacular explosion, a domestic hijacking would probably be preferable."

The report takes the F.A.A. to task for failing to pursue domestic security measures that could conceivably have altered the events of Sept. 11, 2001, like toughening airport screening procedures for weapons or expanding the use of on-flight air marshals. The report, completed last August, said officials appeared more concerned with reducing airline congestion, lessening delays, and easing airlines' financial woes than deterring a terrorist attack.

The Bush administration has blocked the public release of the full, classified version of the report for more than five months, officials said, much to the frustration of former commission members who say it provides a critical understanding of the failures of the civil aviation system. The administration provided both the classified report and a declassified, 120-page version to the National Archives two weeks ago and, even with heavy redactions in some areas, the declassified version provides the firmest evidence to date about the warnings that aviation officials received concerning the threat of an attack on airliners and the failure to take steps to deter it.

Among other things, the report says that leaders of the F.A.A. received 52 intelligence reports from their security branch that mentioned Mr. bin Laden or Al Qaeda from April to Sept. 10, 2001. That represented half of all the intelligence summaries in that time.

Five of the intelligence reports specifically mentioned Al Qaeda's training or capability to conduct hijackings, the report said. Two mentioned suicide operations, although not connected to aviation, the report said.

A spokeswoman for the F.A.A., the agency that bears the brunt of the commission's criticism, said Wednesday that the agency was well aware of the threat posed by terrorists before Sept. 11 and took substantive steps to counter it, including the expanded use of explosives detection units.

"We had a lot of information about threats," said the spokeswoman, Laura J. Brown. "But we didn't have specific information about means or methods that would have enabled us to tailor any countermeasures."

She added: "After 9/11, the F.A..A. and the entire aviation community took bold steps to improve aviation security, such as fortifying cockpit doors on 6,000 airplanes, and those steps took hundreds of millions of dollars to implement."

The report, like previous commission documents, finds no evidence that the government had specific warning of a domestic attack and says that the aviation industry considered the hijacking threat to be more worrisome overseas.

"The fact that the civil aviation system seems to have been lulled into a false sense of security is striking not only because of what happened on 9/11 but also in light of the intelligence assessments, including those conducted by the F.A.A.'s own security branch, that raised alarms about the growing terrorist threat to civil aviation throughout the 1990's and into the new century," the report said.

In its previous findings, including a final report last July that became a best-selling book, the 9/11 commission detailed the harrowing events aboard the four hijacked flights that crashed on Sept. 11 and the communications problems between civil aviation and military officials that hampered the response. But the new report goes further in revealing the scope and depth of intelligence collected by federal aviation officials about the threat of a terrorist attack.

The F.A.A. "had indeed considered the possibility that terrorists would hijack a plane and use it as a weapon," and in 2001 it distributed a CD-ROM presentation to airlines and airports that cited the possibility of a suicide hijacking, the report said. Previous commission documents have quoted the CD's reassurance that "fortunately, we have no indication that any group is currently thinking in that direction."

Aviation officials amassed so much information about the growing threat posed by terrorists that they conducted classified briefings in mid-2001 for security officials at 19 of the nation's busiest airports to warn of the threat posed in particular by Mr. bin Laden, the report said.

Still, the 9/11 commission concluded that aviation officials did not direct adequate resources or attention to the problem.

"Throughout 2001, the senior leadership of the F.A.A. was focused on congestion and delays within the system and the ever-present issue of safety, but they were not as focused on security," the report said.


The F.A.A. did not see a need to increase the air marshal ranks because hijackings were seen as an overseas threat, and one aviation official told the commission said that airlines did not want to give up revenues by providing free seats to marshals.

The F.A.A. also made no concerted effort to expand their list of terror suspects, which included a dozen names on Sept. 11, the report said. The former head of the F.A.A.'s civil aviation security branch said he was not aware of the government's main watch list, called Tipoff, which included the names of two hijackers who were living in the San Diego area, the report said.

Nor was there evidence that a senior F.A.A. working group on security had ever met in 2001 to discuss "the high threat period that summer," the report said.

Jane F. Garvey, the F.A.A. administrator at the time, told the commission "that she was aware of the heightened threat during the summer of 2001," the report said. But several other senior agency officials "were basically unaware of the threat," as were senior airline operations officials and veteran pilots, the report said.

The classified version of the commission report quotes extensively from circulars prepared by the F.A.A. about the threat of terrorism, but many of those references have been blacked out in the declassified version, officials said.

Several former commissioners and staff members said they were upset and disappointed by the administration's refusal to release the full report publicly.

"Our intention was to make as much information available to the public as soon as possible," said Richard Ben-Veniste, a former Sept. 11 commission member.

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Nation
Fear of Flying
Whistle-blowers say the FAA ignored a decade of pre–9-11 warnings
James Ridgeway
Tuesday, February 8th 2005

The staff report from the 9-11 Commission, declassified last week, raises the curtain on a Federal Aviation Administration whose disregard for security is downright ludicrous. Employees of the FAA had been warning for years of the disaster waiting to happen. The FAA's top management not only ignored the warnings, but took steps to make sure the people issuing them shut up.

According to the staff report, in 2001 the agency's security division prepared 105 intelligence summaries for the top brass between April 1 and September 10. Nearly half these mentioned Osama bin Laden by name, but for the most part the summaries said the threats were aimed at targets overseas. Of the 52 notices that mentioned Bin Laden, five discussed terrorists either training for hijackings or already having the capability to carry them out. Two talked about suicide operations, but not having to do with planes. One summary discussed defensive measures being undertaken at Genoa for the G8 summit.

The response of the FAA pooh-bahs to the commission staff's inquiries is mystifying. "[FAA] Administrator [Jane] Garvey told the Commission that she was aware of the heightened threat during the summer of 2001," says the staff report. "However, both FAA Deputy Administrator Monte Belger and his assistant told us in separate interviews that they were unaware of the threat posed by Usama bin Ladin and al Qaeda prior to September 11, 2001." Is this just another case of high government officials botching the job, or is someone lying?

Long before the latest report was released, the FAA had been considered among the weakest of the "independent" regulatory agencies. After the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the feds sought to improve security, but the major carriers opposed most measures on the grounds that they were unnecessary, cost too much, and discomfited passengers. Time and again over the last decade, efforts were made to persuade the airlines to reinforce cockpit doors, but to no avail. In an ominous warning of things to come, an internal report from the early 1990s said, "Small knives (blade length of four inches or less), the most frequently employed weapon to hijack aircraft (in the U.S.), were used in three incidents." Yet they remained legal to bring onboard, and were used by the 9-11 hijackers.

Another 1993 report showed that in a test, people without authorization broke through the San Francisco airport security system three out of five times—a failure rate of 60 percent. By 1998, out of 450 attempts by the so-called Red Team to breach security at the same airport, 446 succeeded—a failure rate of 99.11 percent. Testers in 1996 at the Frankfurt airport, where the bomb was placed on Pan Am Flight 103, broke through security in 13 out of 13 tries. The situation was so embarrassing that the FAA security chief ordered the group to end its mission, leaving the job of improving security in the hands of the airlines.

In exasperation, Red Team leader Bogdan Dzakovic went over his supervisors and, citing the numerous failures in the system, pleaded with Administrator Jane Garvey. "The U.S. faces a potential tidal wave of terrorist attacks," he wrote. Garvey never replied.

One internal airline memo accurately described the results investigators had been getting: "They managed to get by passenger X-ray screening repeatedly (7 times), having on them a gun sealed under their belt-buckle. Also, having an automatic Mac machine gun under their jacket on their back." The team "repeatedly" succeeded in getting a laptop with a gun inside through screening. They readily entered airline private lounges and put dummy bombs in passengers' carry-on luggage. They snuck with ease onto Skychef food trucks and put bombs in the food containers, receiving only a cheery "hello" from the drivers—if one happened to be awake.

The Red Team renegades wanted people at the FAA or the Department of Transportation, its parent, to pay attention to what was going on, meeting with the chief criminal investigator for DOT. According to fellow Red Team leader Steve Elson, that man would say only, "The whole FAA is so corrupt, I don't know where to begin."

Dzakovic and Elson took the case to the media, with one TV station after another carrying the story. In April 2001, Deborah Sherman of Boston's Fox News conducted her own investigation of Boston's Logan Airport and repeatedly broke through security. Her probe apparently coincided with a similar one by Mohammed Atta, who at the time was conducting surveillance of Logan in planning the 9-11 attack. A tape of the program was hand-delivered to the office of Senator John Kerry. There was no response.

After 9-11, the Red Team was disbanded. Dzakovic got whistle-blower status and continues to speak out on the issue. Elson quit in disgust and went back to school.
The 9-11 gun

The serious government interest in 9-11 now is not who is to be held responsible but how to make sure the airlines get off the hook. Shortly after the attack, the companies turned to Capitol Hill for a bailout. Now they are faced with lawsuits from victims' families, and a key question will be whether any of the hijackers had smuggled a gun aboard one of the planes. It's one thing to move through security with a legal box cutter in a pocket—quite another to make it through with a firearm. The presence of a gun would clearly illustrate a lack of security. And if a gun had been planted aboard a plane, it could be an indication that Al Qaeda had breached our security system even further than previously supposed.

On 9-11, in the hours after the attacks, the FAA issued an executive summary of what went on aboard Flight 11, which hit the World Trade Center. "At approximately 9:18 a.m., it was reported that the two crew members in the cockpit were stabbed. The flight then descended with no communication from the flight crew members," the report read. "The American Airlines FAA Principal Security Inspector (PSI) was notified by Suzanne Clark of American Airlines Corporate Headquarters that an onboard flight attendant contacted American Airlines Operations Center and informed them that a passenger in seat 10B had shot and killed a passenger in seat 9B at 9:20 a.m. The passenger killed was Daniel Lewin, shot by passenger Satam al Suqami. One bullet was reported to have been fired."

That afternoon, say Dzakovic and Elson, an FAA security officer in Washington saw the word "gun" on a bulletin board set up to keep staff members abreast of what was going on in the agency's command center. The FAA subsequently changed its report, removing the reference to a gun, and the 9-11 Commission concluded there had never been one.

However, on Flight 93, passenger Tom Burnett, a medical executive, had called his wife, Deena, and, in one version of the call, said, "They've already knifed a guy. There is a bomb on board. Call the FBI." Deena immediately called emergency officials. Another version of the call had Burnett saying, "One of them has a gun." Tom's call to Deena was not recorded, but Deena's call for help was; on the tape, she says Tom told her: "They just knifed a passenger and there are guns on the plane." Deena later told the London Times, "He told me one of the hijackers had a gun. He wouldn't have made it up. Tom grew up around guns. He was an avid hunter and we have guns in our home. If he said there was a gun on board, there was."
The Rushdie connection

The FAA maintains it had no foreknowledge of an attack by Al Qaeda within the U.S., but there is a continuing series of suggestions that the federal authorities, including the FAA, did in fact know something was about to happen.

One little noticed example concerned novelist Salman Rushdie, who told the
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These are some of the Effects Based Operations that JFK outlawed (Northwoods) concerning the US Government using False Flag terrorism against the American people to start wars for the banksters:

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Air University.  Air Force Doctrine Development and Education Center.  Effects-Based Operations.  (The Air and Space Power course).
Available online at:  http://www.apc.maxwell.af.mil/ebo/lesson.htm
A self-paced, interactive course.

Air University.  Air War College.  Transformation of War & U.S. Military:  Effects-Based Operations.
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/awc-forc.htm#effects
Portion of Air War College's Gateway to the Internet providing links to other electronic publications and web pages on EBO.

An Approach to Effects Based Planning.
Available online at:  http://www.dtic.mil/jointvision/ideas_concepts/ebo_planning_template.xls
EBO planning template.

Australian Defence Force.  Directorate of Future Warfighting Concepts.  Effects Based Operations Discussion Paper.  November 2003.  34 p.
Available online at:  http://www.defence.gov.au/strategy/fwc/documents/EBO_DP.pdf

Bakken, Bjørn T. and others.  Perception and Handling of Complex Problems in Dynamic Settings--Three Cases of Relevance to Military Command and Crisis Management.  Oslo, Norway, Norwegian Defence Leadership Institute, Norwegian Defence Academy, 2004.  18 p.
Available online at:  http://www.systemdynamics.org/conferences/2004/SDS_2004/PAPERS/226BAKKE.pdf
Paper presented at the 22nd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Oxford, Eng., UK, July 25-29, 2004.
"To provide a basis for better understanding of the dynamics of operations, we suggest an approach linking Effects Based Operations (EBO) modelling and analysis with System Dynamics (SD) principles, yielding valuable insights in the complexity of modern warfare and conflict resolution."

Bakken, Bjørn T. and others.  The System Dynamics Approach to Network Centric Warfare and Effects Based Operations--Designing a "Learning Lab" for Tomorrow's Military Operations. Oslo, Norway, Norwegian Defence Leadership Institute, Norwegian Defence Academy, 2004.  10 p.
Available online at:  http://www.systemdynamics.org/conferences/2004/SDS_2004/PAPERS/237BAKKE.pdf
Paper presented at the 22nd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Oxford, Eng., UK, July 25-29, 2004.
"It is in the light of recently developed, but not yet matured, concepts such as Network Centric Warfare (NCW) and Effects Based Operations (EBO), we discuss the radically changed conditions for acting and learning in the military operational environment.  We suggest a new approach, linking the principles of best practice EBO modelling and analysis with system dynamic insights, yielding design requirements for a 'learning lab' for Network Centric Operations."

Bello, Paul and Mailman, Mitch.  Applications of Dynamic Systems Theory to Effects-Based Operations and Adversarial Modelling.  Rome, NY, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, 2004.  10 p.  
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/papers/021.pdf
Briefing slides at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/presentations/021.pdf

Beres, Steven M. and others.  Effects-Based Operations:  The Yom Kippur War Case Study.  Vienna, VA, Evidence Based Research, Inc., 2004.  10 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/papers/190.pdf
Briefing slides at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/presentations/190.pdf
Paper presented at the Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Power of Information Age Concepts and Technologies," San Diego, CA, June 15-17, 2004.
This paper is a case study of American efforts at the height of tension between the superpowers during the Yom Kippur War.  It examines the important aspects of effects-based operations using the DIME construct as a tool for assessment.

Bird, Richard F.  Crisis Response, Complexity and Analysis.  2002.  16 p.
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/meetings/ebo/ebo_reads/Bird_Response.pdf
Paper presented at the Military Operations Research Society's "Workshop on Analyzing Effects-Based Operations," McLean, VA, January 29-31, 2002.

Brandt, Kevin L. and others.  Joint Force Command & Control:  Synchronization, Adaptation, and Coordination (SAC) Capability for Effects-Based Operations.  Suffolk, VA, MITRE Corporation, 2002.  13 p.
Available online at:  www.dodccrp.org/events/2002_CCRTS/Tracks/pdf/089.PDF
Paper presented at the 7th Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, June 11-13, 2002.

Bryant, Russell E.  Management and Introduction of Technology--An OSD Office of Technology Transition Perspective for Effects Based Support in the New Security Environment.  Washington, Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems, Office of Technology Transition, Dept. of Defense, 2005.  22 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/10th_ICCRTS/CD/papers/009.pdf
Briefing slides at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/10th_ICCRTS/CD/presentations/009.pdf
Paper presented at the 10th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Future of Command and Control," June 13-16, 2005, McLean, VA.

Bullock, Richard K.  Using Influence Nets to Model a Nation-State.  Pentagon ADM, VA, Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency, January 2002.  6 p.
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/meetings/ebo/ebo_reads/Bullock.pdf
Paper presented at the Military Operations Research Society's "Workshop on Analyzing Effects-Based Operations," McLean, VA, January 29-31, 2002.

Burns, Carla and Caroli, Joe.  Introduction to Effects Based Operations.  January 8, 2002. 10 slides.  (Information Institute 5th anniversary workshop).
Available online at:  http://www.rl.af.mil/rrs/Info_Inst/docs/briefings_2002/II_WkShop_EBO_Overview_1_08_02.ppt

Byrnes, John.  Background Paper on System Dynamics as a Tool for Effects Based Operations (EBO) Analysis.  2002.  11 p.
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/meetings/ebo/ebo_reads/Byrne.pdf
Paper presented at the Military Operations Research Society's "Workshop on Analyzing Effects-Based Operations," McLean, VA, January 29-31, 2002.

Caroli, Joseph and others.  Tools for Effects Based Course of Action Development and Assessment.  Rome NY, Air Force Research Laboratory (IFSF), 2004.  15 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/papers/052.pdf
Briefing slides at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/presentations/052.pdf
Paper presented at the Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Power of Information Age Concepts and Technologies," San Diego, CA, June 15-17, 2004.

Carpenter, Michael F.  Evolving to Effects Based Operations.  Hampton, VA, MITRE Corp., 2004.  9 p.  (Draft).
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/9http://www.dodccrp.org/events/9th_ICCRTS/CD/papers/092.pdf
Briefing slides at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/9th_ICCRTS/CD/presentations/8/092.pdf
Paper presented to the 9th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 14-16, 2004.

Choy, Dawen.  Effects-Based Operations:  Obstacles and Opportunities.  Pointer  30, no.2:(5 p) 2004.  
Available online at:  http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/publications/pointer/journals/2004/v30n2/features/feature3.html
"EBO’s biggest attraction, therefore, is that it reminds planners not to get too caught up with equations and spread-sheets, but instead to take a step back and reconsider the strategy-to-task linkages of what they are doing, as well as to dig deeper to find important weaknesses that can be exploited."

Coote, John.  What EBO Concepts and Capabilities Are Emerging from Your Experimentation?  London, UK, Ministry of Defence, 2004.  
24 slides.
Available online at:  http://www.act.nato.int/organization/transformation/cde04presentations/4novebobo/coote.ppt
Briefing presented at the 2004 Concept Development and Experimentation Conference, "Applied Transformation:  Driving Concepts to Capabilities," Calgary, Alberta, Canada, November 3-4, 2004.

Cordesman, Anthony H.  Understanding the New "Effects-Based" Air War in Iraq.  Washington, Center for Strategic and International Studies, March 15, 2003.  9 p.
Available online at:  www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/iraq_airwar[1].pdf
"The US and Britain will fight a new kind of air war in Iraq. It will be designed to paralyze enemy forces, rather than destroy them.  It will seek to bypass or avoid all targets that are not time-sensitive military assets to a regime that will be gone in days or weeks. ...  There are, however, limits to what the US and Britain can do, and the bombing campaign involves a wide range of complex new issues.  The following ten points may help explain what is happening and how to evaluate it."

Crowder, Gary L.  Effects Based Operations Briefing.  DoD News Transcripts, 27 p, March 19, 2003.
Available online at:  http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2003/t03202003_t0319effects.html
Individual briefing slides are at:  http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Mar2003/g030318-D-9085.html
Briefing slides as a single file can be downloaded at:  http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Mar2003/030318-D-9085-024.pdf
A briefing on the concept of effects based operations presented by the Plans Director for Strategy Concepts and Doctrine at Air Combat Command.

Das, Balaram.  Effects-Based Operations:  Simulations with Cellular Automata.  Edinburgh, South Australia, Australia, Information Sciences Laboratory, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, June 2004.  44 p.  (DSTO-RR-0275).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada426131
Also available online at:  http://www.dsto.defence.gov.au/publications/2677/DSTO-RR-0275.pdf
Although a number of interesting doctrines and a variety of novel strategies for effects-based planning and operations have been put forward, what has been missing is a sound framework to conduct experiments, to put these strategies to test.  A framework to formulate these strategies systematically and conduct ‘what if’ experiments is needed.  The main contribution of this report lies in establishing that cellular automata can provide the tools needed for such experimentation.

DeGregorio, Edward A. and others.  Integrating Effects-Based and Attrition-Based Modeling.  Middletown, RI, Rite-Solutions, Inc., 2004.  20 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/papers/152.pdf
Briefing slides at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/presentations/152.pdf
Paper presented at the Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Power of Information Age Concepts and Technologies," San Diego, CA, June 15-17, 2004.

Denhard, Dave and Umstead, Robert.  Using Hierarchical Modeling to Assist Effects Based Planning and Assessment.  Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2005.  17 p.  
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/Denhard.pdf
Individual briefing slides are at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/Denhard.ppt).
Paper presented at 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 29-September 2, 2005.

Denny, David Anthony and Deptula, David A.  Air Force Operations Concept Aims at Success, Not Destruction, March 20, 2003.  March 21, 2003.  7 p.
Available online at:  http://www.usembassy.it/file2003_03/alia/A3032114.htm
In an interview with Washington File staff writer David Anthony Denny on March 7 at his office in Langley Air Force Base, General Deptula sought to give an overview of what constitutes effects-based operations, and then provided specific examples from his experiences in the Gulf War and while commanding the patrolling of northern Iraq in support of U.N. Security Council sanctions during 1998 and 1999.

Deptula, David A.  Effects-Based Operations:  A U.S. Commander's Perspective.  Pointer 31, no.2:13-20 2005.
Available online at:  http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/publications/pointer/journals/2005/v31n2/features/feature2.html
The article provides interesting insights into the application of EBO during the U.S. air campaign in Operation Desert Storm.  LtGen Deptula gives an account on how the air operations were carried out on a combination of stealth and precision with effects-based targeting.

Deptula, David A.  Effects-Based Operations:  Change in the Nature of Warfare.  April 23, 2001.
Available online at:  http://www.connectlive.com/events/afa/
Webcast originally broadcast on April 23, 2001 at the Eaker Breakfast Series sponsored by the Air Force Association and the Aerospace Education Foundation for the release of the print publication of the same title (See in Documents section).

Dubin, Hank.  Directed Energy Technologies:  Tools to Enable Effects-Based Operations.  S.l., s.n., 2005.  12 slides.  
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/dubin.ppt
Slide presentation given at the 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 29-September 2, 2005.

Duczynski, Guy.  Effects-Based Operations:  A Guide for Practitioners.  Canberra, ACT, Australia, Jacobs Sverdrup Australia, 2004.  26 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/papers/198.pdf
Briefing slides at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/presentation/198.pdf
Paper presented at the Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Power of Information Age Concepts and Technologies," San Diego, CA, June 15-17, 2004.  It was also presented at the 9th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Durkac, Louis M.   Effects-Based Operation Planning:  "Convergent" Course of Action (COA) Development.  Norfolk, VA, Joint Forces Staff College, 2006.  4 p.  (Student paper).
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2006_CCRTS/html/papers/229.pdf
Paper prepared for the 2006 Command and Control Research and Technology Symposiuim, "The State of the Art and the State of the Practice."

Effects Based Operations (EBO) in Urban Combat.  Defense Update:  International Online Defense Magazine  No.1:(2 p)  February 2006.  
Available online at:  http://www.defense-update.com/features/du-1-06/urban-c4i-4.htm

Effects Based Thinking--EBT.  Millington, TN, Human Resources Branch, Navy Installations Command, 2006.  13 slides.  
Available online at:  http://www.mwr.navy.mil/trainingresources/nuggets/effects_based_thinking.ppt#257,1,Effects Based Thinking - EBT

Evans, Alan and others.  Strategy Development for Effects-Based Planning.  Burlington, MA, ALPHATEC, Inc., 2002.  19 p.
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/meetings/ebo/ebo_reads/White_Strategy.pdf
Paper presented at the Military Operations Research Society's "Workshop on Analyzing Effects-Based Operations," McLean, VA, January 29-31, 2002.

Fayette, Daniel F.  Effects-Based Operations:  Applications of New Concepts, Tactics, and Software Tools Support the Air Force Vision for Effects-Based Operations.  Rome, NY, Dynamic Command and Control Branch, Information Technology Division, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, 2001.  5 p.
Available online at:  http://www.afrlhorizons.com/Briefs/June01/IF00015.html

Fitchett, Joseph.  News Analysis:  With New Technology, U.S. Tries Out New Way to Make War.  International Herald Tribune, March 24, 2003.
Available online at:  http://www.uni-muenster.de/PeaCon/global-texte/g-w/n/fitchett-newwar.htm

Fleet, Paul.  Effects-Based Operations:  An Evolutionary Concept Made Practical Only Recently.  North York, Ontario, Canada, Canadian Forces College, 2004.  26 p.  (Student paper).
Available online at:  http://wps.cfc.dnd.ca/papers/csc/csc30/exnh/fleet.pdf

Foghelin, Jan.  RMA, NCW, EBO, Transformation ... "One Damned Thing after Another, What Is Next?"  Stockholm, Sweden, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), 2005.  11 p.  
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/janfoghelin.doc
Paper presented at 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 29-September 2, 2005.

Fowler, Martin and Dobson, Mike.  OA for Effects-Based Operations in the Maritime Domain.  Portsdown, UK, Maritime Warfare Centre, 2005.  31 slides.  
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/fowler.ppt
Slide presentation given at the 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 29-September 2, 2005.

Gallagher, Mark A. and others.  Input-Output Modeling for Effects Based Operations.  2002.  14 p.  (Draft).
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/meetings/ebo/ebo_reads/Gallagher_Snodgrass_Ehlers.pdf
Paper presented at the Military Operations Research Society's "Workshop on Analyzing Effects-Based Operations," McLean, VA, January 29-31, 2002.
This paper won the Military Operations Research Society's Rist Prize for 2003.
We discuss the concept of Effects-Based Operations (EBO) and its inherent requirement for analytical modeling to assess the effects of potential actions.  We propose that the input-output model may be used to assess the direct and indirect impact of military operations in an enemy country.  We present the input-output model and demonstrate how it can be used to assess the impacts of a variety of military strategies against a region or nation.

Gleeson, Dennis J. and others.  New Perspectives on Effects-Based Operations:  Annotated Briefing.  Alexandria, VA, Joint Advanced Warfighting Program, Institute for Defense Analyses, June 2001.  51 p.  (IDA document, D-2583).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada395129
This annotated briefing represents the JAWP thinking on metrics for effects-based operations to date, focusing on effects-based operations and the military instrument of national power (in the form of a joint force).  The team addressed four basic questions:  What are effects-based operations?  Why are they so difficult?  Why are they worth doing?  What comes next?

Glenn, Kevin B.  The Challenge of Assessing Effects-Based Operations in Air Warfare.  Air & Space Power Chronicles, (7 p), April 2002.
Available online at:  http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/bookrev/glenn.html

Goodwin, Brent L. and Lee, Laura.  Planning and Assessing Effects Based Operations (EBO). Hampton, VA, SPARTA, Inc., 2005.  15 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/10th_ICCRTS/CD/papers/128.pdf
Briefing slides at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/10th_ICCRTS/CD/presentations/128.pdf
Paper presented at the 10th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Future of Command and Control," June 13-16, 2005, McLean, VA.

Graham, J. D. and Smith-Windsor, B. A.  Effects Based Approach to Coalition Operations:  A Canadian Perspective.  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, National Defence Headquarters, 2004.  21 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/papers/165.pdf
Briefing slides at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/presentations/165.pdf
Paper presented at the Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Power of Information Age Concepts and Technologies," San Diego, CA, June 15-17, 2004.
"This paper explores the evolving Canadian response to the imperative of an integrated approach to security and defence from the perspective of the Canadian Forces.  It focuses on an emerging vision of an Effects Based Approach to security and defence supported by Enhanced Interoperability, which, if implemented, will likely enhance any future Canadian contributions to a coalition."

Great Britain.  Ministry of Defence.  Delivering Security in a Changing World:  Defence White Paper.  Norwich, UK, Stationery Office, 2003.  21 p.  (CMD 6041-1).
Available online at:  http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/051AF365-0A97-4550-99C0-4D87D7C95DED/0/cm6041I_whitepaper2003.pdf

Great Britain.  Ministry of Defence.  The UK Military Effects-Based Approach.  Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, Joint Doctrine & Concepts Centre, Ministry of Defence, 2005.  14 p.  (Joint doctrine note, 1/05).
Available online at:  www.da.mod.uk/JSCSC/Courses/ESDC/Pre Reading Articles/JDN 1-05 UK Mil Effects Based Approach.pdf

Great Britain.  Parliament.  House of Commons.  Defence Committee.  Defence White Paper 2003:  Government Response to the Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2003-04.  London, Defence Committee, House of Commons, 2004.  20 p.  (HC 1048).
Available online at:  www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmdfence/1048/1048.pdf
Second special report of session 2003-04.

Great Britain.  Parliament.  House of Commons.  Defence Committee.  Defense White Paper 2003; Fifth Report of Session 2003-04, Volume I.  London, Defence Committee, House of Commons, 2004.  70 p.  (HC 465-1).
Available online at:  www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmdfence/465/465.pdf
"The 2003 Defence White Paper, Delivering Security in a Changing World, flows directly from the 1998 Strategic Defence Review and the 2002 New Chapter to the Strategic Defence Review.  At its centre are the concepts of effects-based operations and network-enabled capability.  It signals a shift of focus from platforms and numbers towards effects sought.  It proposes a re-balancing of land forces from heavy-weight towards medium-weight.  But it lacks essential details.  We are disappointed that an important policy document has been presented with little or no information on the relevant procurement decisions, funding questions or likely changes in force structures."

Grossman-Vermaas, Rob.  'Oh What a Tangled Web':  EBO in Theory and Practice.  Ottawa, Canada, Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, DDA/CFEC, 2005.  34 slides.  
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/RGV.ppt
Slide presentation given at the 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 30, 2005.

Grossman-Vermaas, Robert.  Discourse of Action:  Command, Control, Conflict and the Effects Based Approach.  Ottawa, ON, Canada, Directorate of Defence Analysis, National Defense Headquarters, 2004.  28 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/papers/015.pdf
Briefing slides at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/presentations/015.pdf
Paper presented at the Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Power of Information Age Concepts and Technologies," San Diego, CA, June 15-17, 2004.

Grossman-Vermaas, Robert.  The Effects-Based Concept, MNE 3 and NMOs:  An Experimental Analysis.  Ottawa, Ont., Canada, Operational Research Division, National Defence Headquarters, 2004.  28 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/9th_ICCRTS/CD/papers/172.pdf
Paper also presented at the 9th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "Coalition Transformation:  An Evolution of People, Processes, and Technology to Enhance Interoperability," Copenhagen, Denmark, September 14-17, 2004.

Guitouni, A. and Wheaton, K.  Military Decision-Making Process and Effect-Based Operations Concepts:  A Comparative Study, Lessons Learned and Implications.  Val-Belair, Quebec, Canada, Defence Research and Development Canada -Valcartier, 2005.  42 slides.  
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/guitouni.ppt
Slide presentation given at the 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 29-September 2, 2005.

Harris, John T.  Effects-Based Operations:  Tactical Utility.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2004.  90 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada428961
Thesis, M.M.A.S., 2004.
Thesis research compares the effects-based approach to operations against the current objectives-based approach to operations and suggests that effects-based operations have tactical utility to the US Army.

Hayes, Richard and Iwanski, Sue.  Analyzing Effects Based Operations (EBO) Workshop Summary.  Phalanx  35:1+  March 2002.
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/publications/phalanx/mar02/lead.htm
This article summarizes the purpose, findings and recommendations of the Military Operations Research Society's "Workshop on Analyzing Effects-Based Operations," McLean, VA, January 29-31, 2002.  A detailed report of the workshop is included in this bibliography under Military Operations Research Society (this section).

Henningsen, Jacqueline.  A Dialogue on Analyzing Effects Based Operations (EBO)  Phalanx  35:(8 p) March 2002.
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/publications/reports/2002-Analyzing_Effects_Based_Operations.pdf  (see appendix C-1 (p 159)).

Ho, Joshua.  The Advent of a New Way of War:  Theory and Practice of Effects Based Operations.  Singapore, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, December 2003.  26 p.  (IDSS working paper series, no. 57).
Available online at:  http://www.idss.edu.sg/publications/WorkingPapers/WP57.PDF

Ho, Joshua.  Effects-Based Operations Equals to "Shock And Awe"?  Pointer  30, no.2:(5 p) 2004.
Available online at:  http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/publications/pointer/journals/2004/v30n2/features/feature7.html

Ho, Joshua.  Effects-Based Operations:  The Dimensions of Effects-Based Operations:  A View from Singapore.  Australian Army Journal  2:99-106  Winter 2004.
Available online at:  http://www.defence.gov.au/army/lwsc/AbstractsOnline/AAJournal/2004_W/AAJ_Winter_2004_08.pdf

Hutchins, Susan G. and others.  Knowledge Management and Collaboration in an Effects-Based Operations Environment.  Monterey, CA, Graduate School of Operations and Information Science, Naval Postgraduate School, May 1, 2002.  15 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2002_CCRTS/Tracks/pdf/110.PDF
Paper presented at the 7th Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, June 11-13, 2002.

IWS - The Information Warfare Site.  2005.
Available online at:  http://www.iwar.org.uk/rma/
The Information Warfare Site is an online resource that aims to stimulate debate about a range of subjects from information security to information operations and e-commerce.  This link is to the Revolution in Military Affairs & C4I category.

James, Ron and Daniels, Troy.  Effects Based Operations (EDO) Endstate.  Burlington, MA, BAE Systems, 2005.  97 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada436191

Jeffery, Kira and Herslow, Robert.  Effects-Driven, Capabilities-Based Planning for Operations.  
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/kirajeffery.doc
Paper presented at 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 29-September 2, 2005.

Jones, Philip.  Development of UK EBO Analysis:  The Big Picture.  Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, Dstl Policy and Capabilities Studies, 2005.  26 slides.  
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/Jones.ppt
Slide presentation given at the 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 29-September 2, 2005.

Kaplan, Brad and Fields, Dave.  Operational Net Assessment, Centers of Gravity, and Lines of Operation:  Merging Existing and Emerging Doctrine.  Campaigning  No.1:21-26  Winter 2006.  
Available online at:  http://www.jfsc.ndu.edu/schools_programs/jaws/Publications/Campaigning_Journal_1-Jan-2006.pdf

Kemple, William G. and others.  Effects-Based Planning:  An Empirical Examination of the Process.  Monterey, CA, Graduate School of Operations and Information Sciences, Naval Postgraduate School, May 2002.  16 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2002_CCRTS/Tracks/pdf/111.PDF
Paper presented at the 7th Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, June 11-13, 2002.
Focusing on effects, rather than attrition, enables a highly coordinated level of inter-service, interagency, and international cooperation.  An experiment was conducted to examine aspects of EBO, and to specifically assess and refine the effects-based planning process.  This paper describes the results of a survey on the effects-based planning and assessment process, and is a companion paper to two other papers that discuss results of the other two surveys that were administered.

Kessler, Graham.  Effects-Based Operations.  Norfolk, VA, Joint Experimentation, United States Joint Forces Command, 2002.  17 p.
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/meetings/ebo/ebo_reads/Kessler.pdf
33 slide briefing presented at the Military Operations Research Society's Workshop on Analyzing Effects-Based Operations, McLean, Virginia, January 29-31, 2002.

Kolding, Jim.  A Tradesman's View of EBC/EBO.  S.l., Boeing Co., 2005.  13 slides.  
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/kolding.ppt
Slide presentation given at the 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 29-September 2, 2005.

Lee, David B. and Kupersmith, Douglas.  Effects Based Operations:  Objectives to Metrics Methodology--An Example.  S.l., Emergent Information Technologies, Inc., 2002.  17 p.
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/meetings/ebo/ebo_reads/LeeKupersmith.pdf
Paper presented at the Military Operations Research Society's "Workshop on Analyzing Effects-Based Operations," Vienna, VA, January 29-31, 2002.

Leedom, Dennis K. and Eggleston, Robert G.  The Simulation of Sensemaking and Knowledge Management within a Joint Effects-Based Planning System.  Vienna, VA, Evidence Based Research, Inc., 2005.  20 p.  
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/10th_ICCRTS/CD/papers/040.pdf
Paper presented at the 10th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Future of Command and Control,"  June 13-16, 2005, McLean, VA.
This paper describes key aspects of research funded by the US Air Force Research Laboratory to develop a working simulation model of an effects-based targeting process as it might be reflected in a future coalition task force headquarters and subordinate component command headquarters.

Lindberg, J.  Effects Based Operations.  Fighter Tactics Academy, September 18, 2004.
Available online at:  http://www.sci.fi/~fta/EBO.htm
Links to various sites, government and otherwise, providing information on EBO.

Ling, Michael F.  Nonlocality, Nonlinearity and Complexity:  On the Mathematics of Modelling NCW and EBO.  Victoria, Australia, Defence Systems Analysis Division, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, 2005.  10 p.  
Available online at:  http://www.dsto.defence.gov.au/attachments/22ISMOR_Ling_Paper.pdf
Briefing slides available at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/Ling.ppt
Paper presented at 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 29-September 2, 2005.

Lowe, Donald and Ng, Simon.  Effects-Based Operations:  Language Meaning and the Effects-Based Approach.  Canberra, ACT, Australia, Defense Science and Technology Organisation, Dept. of Defense, 2004.  9 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/papers/207.pdf
Briefing slides available at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/presentations/207.pdf
Paper presented at the 2004 Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Power of Information Age Concepts and Technologies."

McCrabb, Maris.  Effects-Based Coalition Operations:  Belief, Framing and Mechanism.  Yorktown, VA, DMM Ventures, 2002.  13 p.
Available online at:  http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/project/coalition/ksco/ksco-2002/pdf-parts/S-ksco-2002-paper-02-mccrabb.pdf
Paper presented at KSCO 2002, the 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Systems for Coalition Operations, Toulouse, France, April 23-24, 2002.  A 12-slide PowerPoint presentation is also available at:  http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/project/ksco/ksco-2002/presentations/mccrabb-ksco-2002.ppt.

McCrabb, Maris.  Effects-Based Operations:  An Overview.  52 slides.
Available online at:  http://www.dtic.mil/jointvision/ideas_concepts/ebo.ppt

McCrabb, Maris.  Explaining "Effects":  A Theory for an Effects-Based Approach to Planning, Executing and Assessing Operations.  Ver. 2.0.  August 7, 2001.  46 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dtic.mil/jointvision/ideas_concepts/ebo.doc

McCrabb, Maris.  Incorporating Effects-Based Operations into Military Operations.  Yorktown, VA, DMM Ventures, Inc., June 2005.  70 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada436184

McCrabb, Maris and Caroli, Joseph A.  Behavioral Modeling and Wargaming for Effects-Based Operations.  Yorktown, VA, DMM Ventures, Inc., 2002.  20 p.
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/meetings/ebo/ebo_reads/McCrabb_Caroli.pdf
Paper presented at the Military Operations Research Society's "Workshop on Analyzing Effects-Based Operations," McLean, VA, January 29-31, 2002.

McGinnis, Mike and Lynch, Rick.  Operation Stavanger:  Standing Up a Deployable Joint Headquarters for the NATO Response Force.  West Point, NY, Operations Research Center of Excellence, United States Military Academy, 2004.  36 p.  (Technical report, DSE-TR-04-30).
Effects Based Operations, pp 7-14.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada424168

McLamb, Wilburn B.  Reducing Uncertainty in Effects-Based Operations.  Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Air Force Institute of Technology, Air University, 2006.  97 p.  
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada446177
Thesis (M.S.)--Air Force Institute of Technology, 2006.

Military Operations Research Society.  Analyzing Effects Based Operations Workshop Report.  Alexandria, VA, Military Operations Research Society, January 2002.  1 vol.
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/publications/reports/2002-Analyzing_Effects_Based_Operations.pdf
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada414980
Detailed report of a workshop held in January 2002.  The four key issues the workshop was asked to address were:  1. What does the phrase "effects-based operations" mean?; 2. What analytic challenges does it present to the Operations Research (OR) community?; 3. What approaches and tools already exist that offer promise in meeting these challenges?; 4. What actions should the OR community recommend in order to ensure quality analyses in support of effects-based operations?

Miller, Charles E.  Target Taliban.  National Review Online, (2 p), October 31, 2001.
Available online at:  http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-miller103101.shtml

Mullen, M. G.  Meeting the Challenge of a New Era.  Washington, U.S. Navy, 2005.  
Available online at:  https://www.cnet.navy.mil/2006CNOG.pdf
CNO guidance for 2006.

Multinational Experiment Kicks Off.  Pentagon Brief, (2 p), February 15, 2004.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=550307441&sid=-1&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Murray, Williamson and Woods, Kevin.  Thoughts on Effects-Based Operations, Strategy, and the Conduct of War.  Alexandria, VA, Joint Advanced Warfighting Program, Institute for Defense Analyses, January 2004.  38 p.  (IDA paper, P-3869).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada428069
Examines how policy makers and military leaders should use EBO to achieve strategic, operational, and psychological effects, rather than focusing operations solely on the technological or tactical problems involved in hitting targets.

Neill, Douglas A.  Effects-Based Operations:  Not Simple, but Necessary.  North York, Ontario, Canada, Canadian Forces College, October 2002.  32 p.
Available online at:  http://wps.cfc.dnd.ca/papers/amsc/amsc5/neill.pdf
This student paper proposes that the limitations inherent in current targeting doctrine can be overcome through an evolved concept of EBO.

Noedskov, K.  Systematizing Effect Based Air Operations.  Chronicles Online Journal, (10 p), May 24, 2000.
Available online at:  http://www.airpower.au.af.mil/airchronicles/cc/noedskov.html
"'The intention with this article is to start a discussion on how we can improve operational level doctrine utilizing an effect based planning process."

Onslow, George J. and Wrigley, Gerry M.  Effects Based Operations within the UK Joint Force Air Component Headquarters (UKJFACHO).  S.l., s.n., 2005.  18 p.  
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/georgeonslow.doc
Briefing slides available at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/onslow.ppt
This paper presented at 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 29-September 2, 2005, discusses the methods used by the UK JFACHQ to implement EBO and in particular Operations Effectiveness Analysis (OEA).

Parlier, Greg H.  Effects-Based Logistics Operations:  A Strategic Supply Chain Approach for the US Army.  Huntsville, AL, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2005.  137 p.  
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/gregparlier.doc
Paper presented at 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 29-September 2, 2005.

Piccerillo, Robert A. and Brunbaugh, David A.  Predictive Battlespace Awareness:  Linking Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations to Effects Based Operations.  Washington, Air and Space Operations, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Directorate, Headquarters, Air Force (AF/XOIR), 2004.  9 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/papers/132.pdf
Briefing slides available at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/presentations/132.pdf
Paper presented at the Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Power of Information Age Concepts and Technologies," San Diego, CA, June 15-17, 2004.

Pioch, Nicholas J.  Continuous Strategy Development for Effects-Based Operations.  Rome, NY, Rome Research Site, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, 2006.  192 p.  (Technical report, AFRL-IF-RS-TR-2006-29).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada444918

Plotz, Gary A.  Effects Based Operations Wargaming Simulation (EBOWS).  Vienna, VA, L-3 Communications Analytics Corp., June 2005.  12 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada435864

Plummer, William W. and Krieger, Clifford R.  JSIMS Civil Environment Model.  Sudbury, MA, USAF ESC/CXC (Paradigm Technologies, Inc.), 2002.  5 p.
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/meetings/ebo/ebo_reads/PlummerKrieger.pdf
Paper presented at the Military Operations Research Society 's "Workshop on Analyzing Effects-Based Operations," McLean, VA, January 29-31, 2002.

Pollicott, Sarah L., Ball, David P., and Ferguson, Nielsen.  Effects Based Analysis of Adversary Systems.  Farnborough, UK, Dstl Air Systems, Ministry of Defence, 2005.  17 p.  
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/sarahpollicott.doc
Briefing slides available at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/sarahpollicott.pps
Paper presented at 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 29-September 2, 2005.

Porter, Graham and others.  Future Force Development Concepts.  Farnborough, Hampshire, UK, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, 2004.  16 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/papers/257.pdf
Briefing slides at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2004_CCRTS/CD/presentations/257.pdf
Paper presented at the Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Power of Information Age Concepts and Technologies," San Diego, CA, June 15-17, 2004.

Potts, Jim.  The Effects-Based Approach and Effects-Based Operations.  Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, Joint Doctrine and Concepts Centre, 2005.  43 slides.  
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/JPOTTS.ppt
Slide presentation given at the 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 30, 2005.

Precision Engagement:  Effects-Based Engagement for All Types of Operations.  Tucson, AZ, Precision Engagement SBA, Missile Systems, Raytheon Co., 2006.  2 p.  
Available online at:  http://www.raytheon.com/missions/stellent/groups/public/documents/content/cms04_018568.pdf
2 page advertising brochure for Raytheon's concept of precision engagement.

Raugh, David L.  Defining Doctrine for Transitions; A Case Study in Post-MCO Security.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, April 2005.  51 p.  (Monograph).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada436142

Richardson, Hugh.  MOE & EBO in HQ ARRC.  Monchengladbach, Germany, Operational Analysis Branch, HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, NATO, 2004.  20 slides.  
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2004/arrc.ppt
Slide presentation given at the 21nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, September 2004,

Robb, John.  Effects Based Operations.  June 12, 2005.  3 p.
Available online at:  http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2005/06/effects_based_o.html

Robb, John.  Massively Parallel Operations.  Global Guerrillas  June 21, 2005. 2 p.
Available online at:  http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2005/06/massively_paral.html

Roper, Daniel S.  A Dual-Edged Sword:  Operational Rick and "Efficience"-Based Operations (EBO).  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 2004.  65 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada429356

Runals, Stephen.  Effects Based Planning and Operations & Operational Net Assessment (ONA):  Information Briefing.  S.l., Standing Joint Force Headquarters, Joint Forces Command, July 2004.  32 slides.  
Available online at:  https://ca.dtic.mil/doctrine/july04_sjfhq_onaeffects_info.ppt
Briefing presented at the Joint Faculty Education Conference, July 20, 2004.

Russell, James A.  Strategy, Security, and War in Iraq:  The United States and the Gulf in the 21st Century.  Cambridge Review of International Affairs 18:283-301  July 2005.  
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=17575623

Santicola, Henry J.  Centralized Control/Decentralized Execution:  A Valid Tenet of Airpower.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, March 18, 2005.  26 p.  (USAWC strategy research project).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada434411
"The tenets of centralized control and decentralized execution have recently come under fire due to emerging transformational concepts such as Network Centric Warfare (NCW) and Effects Based Operations (EBO)....  Even in the face of emerging joint operations concepts, centralized control and decentralized execution remains a valid tenet for the organization and employment of airpower."

Saunders-Newton, Desmond and Frank, Aaron B.  Effects-Based Operations:  Building the Analytic Tools.  Defense Horizons  No.19:1-8  October 2002.
Available online at:  http://www.ndu.edu/inss/DefHor/DH19/DH_19.htm
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada422463
"The EBO concept has the potential to transform military planning and operations by establishing linkages between actions and intended effects.  The lynchpin of this capability will not be the development of weapon systems but the ability to analyze political and military situations so that force can be used in the most effective fashion to achieve desired effects."

Scully, Megan.  Air Force Official Concerned about Weapon Systems Costs. CongressDaily, pp 7-8, April 28, 2005.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=16912768

Senglaub, Michael.  The Analytic & Philosophical Imperatives of Effects-Based Operations (EBO).  Albuquerque, NM, Sandia National Laboratories, 2002.  13 p.
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/meetings/ebo/ebo_reads/Senglab.pdf
Paper presented at the Military Operations Research Society's "Workshop on Analyzing Effects-Based Operations," McLean, VA, January 29-31, 2002.

Smith, Ed.  Effects-Based Operations ... The Way Ahead.  23 slides.
Available online at:  http://www.dtic.mil/jointvision/ideas_concepts/smith_ebo.ppt

Smith, Edward A.  Complexity, Networking, & Effects-Based Approaches to Operations.  Washington, CCRP Publications, 2006.  333 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/files/Smith_Complexity.pdf

Smith, Edward A., Jr.  Complexity, Networking, and Effects-Based Operations:  Approaching the "How to" of EBO.  Arlington, VA, Boeing Co., 2005.  21 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/10th_ICCRTS/CD/papers/252.pdf
Also available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/10th_ICCRTS/CD/presentations/252.pdf
Paper presented at the 10th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Future of Command and Control," June 13-16, 2005, McLean, VA.

Smith, Edward A., Jr.  Effects-Based Operations:  The "How To."  Arlington, VA, Boeing Co., 2005.  26 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/edsmith.doc
Briefing slides available at:  http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/ismor/ISMOR/2005/ESmith.ppt
Paper presented at 22nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research, August 29-September 2, 2005.

Smith, Edward A., Jr. Effects-Based Operations:  The Way Ahead. S.l., Boeing Co., 2004. 25 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/9th_ICCRTS/CD/papers/095.pdf
Briefing slides at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/9th_ICCRTS/CD/presentations/8/095.pdf
Paper presented to the 9th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 14-16, 2004.

Smith, Edward A., Jr.  From Effects-Based Operations to Effects-Based Deterrence:  Military Planning and Concept Development.  26 p.
Available online at:  http://www.ndu.edu/inss/books/Books_2002/Globalization_and_Maritime_Power_Dec_02/17_ch16.htm
Chapter 16 in book, Globalization and Maritime Power, edited by Sam J. Tangredi. 2002.

Smith, Edward A., Jr.  Whither EBO?:  Prospects for a Network Enabled Synergy.  Arlington, VA, Boeing Co., 2006.  21 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2006_CCRTS/html/papers/217.pdf
Paper prepared for the 2006 Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The State of the Art and the State of the Practice."

Snyder, Daniel and Tolk, Andreas.  Exchanging PMESII Data to Support the Effects-Based Approach.  Suffolk, VA, Booz Allen Hamilton, 2006.  22 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2006_CCRTS/html/papers/081.pdf
Paper prepared for the 2006 Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The State of the Art and the State of the Practice."

Starkey, Julilan.  Defense Planning and Effects-Based Operations:  Effects Based Operations or Assessment, Tools and Metrics.  Swindon, UK, Joint Doctrine and Concepts Centre, Ministry of Defence, 2005.  9 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/10th_ICCRTS/CD/papers/106.pdf
Briefing slides at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/10th_ICCRTS/CD/presentations/106.pdf
Paper presented at the 10th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Future of Command and Control," June 13-16, 2005, McLean, VA.

Summary of the MORS Workshop "Analyzing Effects-Based Operations," January 29-31, 2002, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia.  8 slides.
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/meetings/oa_nco/nco_pres/Iwanski.pdf

Taylor, Claire.  The Defence White Paper.  London, International Affairs and Defence Section, House of Common Library, 2004.  38 p.  (Research paper, 04/71).
Available online at:  www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2004/rp04-071.pdf
This paper outlines the main elements of the 2003 Defence White Paper (this section) and examines some initial comments.

Thomas, Troy S. and Casebeer, William D.  Turbulent Arena:  Global Effects Against Non-State Adversaries.  US Air Force Academy, CO, Institute for National Security Studies, June 2005.  64 p.  (INSS occasional paper, 58).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada435411

Thompson, Rick.  Effects-Based Operations:  A Construct for Canada.  North York, Ontario, Canada, Canadian Forces College, 2004.  64 p.
Available online at:  http://wps.cfc.dnd.ca/papers/csc/csc30/mds/thompson.pdf
This student paper examines the implications for Canada of Effects-Based Operations (EBO).  It proposes that that Canada needs to make organizational and procedural adjustments to adapt to EBO.

Thuve, Håkon.  A State-Space Formulation for Effects-Based Operations.  The Hague, Netherlands, NATO C3 Agency, 2006.  14 p.  
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2006_CCRTS/html/papers/007.pdf
Paper prepared for the 2006 Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The State of the Art and the State of the Practice."

Tighe, Thomas and others.  A Decision for Strategic Effects:  A Conceptual Approach to Effects Based Targeting.  Chronicles Online Journal, (20 p), October 11, 2000.
Available online at:  http://www.airpower.au.af.mil/airchronicles/cc/Hill.html
"This article proposes a framework that may be useful in analyzing an enemy and identifying opportunities for strategic attack.  This approach is broad enough to capture doctrine, simple enough to apply in practice, and structured enough to attempt to model mathematically.  The framework is a logical extension of Boyd's Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) loop decision cycle theory.  The OODA loop was developed to describe a tactical situation and has been extrapolated to explain overarching command and control systems.  The proposed approach uses the OODA to describe war as a chain of discrete, but dependent and irreversible decisions that take place throughout the enemy system.  Impacting the processes that make these decisions becomes the focus for creating the desired effects."

Tomme, Edward B.  The Paradigm Shift to Effects-Based Space:  Near-Space as a Combat Space Effects Enabler.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Airpower Research Institute, College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education, Air University, 2005.  70 p.  (Research paper, 2005-01).
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cadre/ari_2005-01.pdf

Triscari, Thomas and Wales, William J.  Supporting Effects-Based Operations (EBO) with Information Technology Tools:  Examining Underlying Assumptions of EBO Tool Development Practices.  Troy, NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 2005.  15 p.  (AFRL-IF-RS-TR-2005-179).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada435007

Tu, Haiying and others.  Robust Action Strategies to Induce Desired Effects.  Storrs, CT, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2002.  22 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2002_CCRTS/Tracks/pdf/109.PDF
Student paper presented at the 2002 Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Monterey, CA, 2002.

Turner, Paddy.  Findings from the First UK-Led Effects-Based Planning Experiment.  Malvern, Worcestershire, UK, QinetiQ plc, 2004.  12 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/9th_ICCRTS/CD/papers/124.pdf
Paper presented to the 9th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Power of Information Age Conceptss and Technologies", Copenhagen, Denmark, September 14-16, 2004.  This paper outlines the findings from the first UK Effects Based Planning Experiment, conducted in October 2003.  The main aim of the experiment was to assess a candidate EBP process at the operational level of command and identify equipment capability requirements and issues for short- to medium-term exploitation.

Turner, Paddy and others.  Effects Based Planning:  A UK Research Perspective.  Malvern, Worcestershire, UK, QinetiQ plc, 2004.  9 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/9th_ICCRTS/CD/papers/123.pdf
Paper presented to the 9th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, "The Power of Information Age Concepts and Technologies," Copenhagen, Denmark, September 14-16, 2004.

Umstead, Robert K.  Effects-Based Decision Making in the War on Terror.  Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Air Force Institute of Technology, Air University, June 2005.  62 p.  (Graduate research project).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada435165
"This project investigates two such techniques; network flows and risk analysis to identify nodes of influence (centers of gravity) and courses of action (sets of actions).  Applications of these techniques span the entire spectrum of military operations, but are particularly suited to the war on terrorism."

United States.  Air Force.  Air Combat Command.   Effects-Based Operations.  Langley AFB, VA, ACC/XP, May 2002.  26 p.  (ACC white paper).
Available online at:  https://wwwmil.acc.af.mil/xp/xps/Web%20Page%20Items/EBO%20Items/ACC%20EBO%20WHITE%20PAPER%20SIGNED2.pdf

United States.  Air Force.  Air Force Doctrine Center.  Effects.  Maxwell AFB, AL, February 16, 2001.  2 p.  (Doctrine watch, #14).
Available online at:  https://www.doctrine.af.mil/afdcprivateweb/DoctrineWatch/DWArchive.pdf (p 27; restricted site)

United States.  Air Force.  Air Force Doctrine Center.  Effects-Based Operations (EBO).  Maxwell AFB, AL, November 30, 2000. 2 p.  (Doctrine watch, #13).
Available online at:  https://www.doctrine.af.mil/afdcprivateweb/DoctrineWatch/DWArchive.pdf (p 25; restricted site)
The adjective "effects-based" is now used in connection with many aspects of warfighting, but remains a doctrinally undefined term.  The new AFDD 2-1.2, Strategic Attack, states, "Effects-based means that military actions, such as operations, targeting or strategy, are designed to produce distinctive and desired results."

United States.  Defense Science Board.  DSB Summer Study on Special Operations and Joint Forces in Support of Countering Terrorism.  Washington, Defense Science Board, August 16, 2002.  30 slides.
Available online at:  http://www.serendipity.li/more/dsbbrief.ppt
Excerpt of the final outbrief.

United States.  Dept. of the Air Force.  Symposium Provides Forum to Explore Aerospace Power.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=32W20019200006429

United States.  Joint Forces Command.  Concept White Paper for Integrated Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (I2SR).  Version 1.5.  Norfolk, VA, United States Joint Forces Command, September 17, 2004.  66 p.
Available online at:  http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/education/mecc1005_i2srconcept.doc

United States.  Joint Forces Command.  Joint Experimentation Directorate.  EBE Tiger Team.  The Multinational Effects-Based Operations Process:  Effects-Based Execution:  Concepts of Operations (CONOPS).  March 3, 2005.  16 p.  (Draft version 0.11).
Available online at:  http://www.act.nato.int/events/documents/mne4ws1docs/ebeconopsv011.pdf

Vane, Russ and others.  Urban Sunrise.  Rome, NY, Rome Research Site, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, 2004.  177 p.  (Technical report, AFRL-IF-RS-TR-2004-22).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ada421528
This report describes the research performed to explore the potential to enhance military urban operations, planning and execution, by providing new civil intelligence preparation-analysis and Effects Based Operations (EBO) planning capabilities to the urban warfighters and occupying civil adminstrations.

Wagenhals, Lee W. and Levis, Alexander H.  Effects-Based Course of Action Analysis in Support of War Games.  Fairfax, VA, George Mason Univesity, 2002.  18 p.
Available online at:  http://www.mors.org/meetings/ebo/ebo_reads/Wagenhals_Levis.pdf
Paper presented to the Military Operations Research Society's "Workshop on Analyzing Effects-Based Operations," McLean, VA, January 29-31, 2002.

Wagenhals, Lee W. and Levis, Alexander H.  Modeling Support of Effects-Based Operations in War Games.  16 slides.
Available online at:  http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2002_CCRTS/Tracks/pdf/093.pdf
Presented at 2002 Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Mont
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Re: Why is the CFR trying to start a war with Iran using US sons and daughters?
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“You know, whenever Pharaoh wanted to prolong the period of slavery in Egypt,
he had a favorite, favorite formula for doing it.
What was that?
He kept the slaves fighting amongst themselves.
But whenever the slaves get together,
that's the beginning of getting out of slavery.”

—Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"[The G]rand imperative of imperial geostrategy [is] to keep the barbarians from coming together."

-Zbigniev Brzezinski 1997 "The Grand Chessboard"
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They cannot stand the eternal american who strives for freedom, equality, and justice.

They cannot allow for this because they only want slaves and hive minds. they cannot stand the human spirit or individuality...

From the Declaration of Independence:


"[ S ]he has excited domestic insurrections amongst us..."


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Here is the agenda for the CoIntelPro operations of divide and conquer.
They use both the attack dogs and the controlled opposition against the eternal American Citizen

They want us to have various manufactured categories attack each other.


[Another awesome piece of artwork by Brocke]



The President and the Press:
Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association
President John F. Kennedy

Waldorf-Astoria Hotel - New York City, April 27, 1961
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1710662559138481080

If the press is awaiting a declaration of war before it imposes the self-discipline of combat conditions, then I can only say that...

no war ever posed a greater threat to our security.

If you are awaiting a finding of "clear and present danger," then I can only say that

the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent.

It requires a change in outlook, a change in tactics, a change in missions--by the government, by the people, by every businessman or labor leader, and by every newspaper.

For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day.

It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.

     Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.

[...]

It is the unprecedented nature of this challenge that also gives rise to your second obligation--an obligation which I share. And that is our obligation to inform and alert the American people--to make certain that they possess all the facts that they need, and understand them as well--the perils, the prospects, the purposes of our program and the choices that we face.

    No President should fear public scrutiny of his program.

For from that scrutiny comes understanding; and from that understanding comes support or opposition.

And both are necessary.

I am not asking your newspapers to support the Administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people.

For I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed.


     I not only could not stifle controversy among your readers--I welcome it. This Administration intends to be candid about its errors; for as a wise man once said: "An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." We intend to accept full responsibility for our errors; and we expect you to point them out when we miss them.

    Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed--

and no republic can survive.

That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy.

And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment-- the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution- -not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not to simply "give the public what it wants"--but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold, educate and sometimes even anger public opinion.


    This means greater coverage and analysis of international news--for it is no longer far away and foreign but close at hand and local. It means greater attention to improved understanding of the news as well as improved transmission. And it means, finally, that government at all levels, must meet its obligation to provide you with the fullest possible information outside the narrowest limits of national security--and we intend to do it.

It was early in the Seventeenth Century that Francis Bacon remarked on three recent inventions already transforming the world: the compass, gunpowder and the printing press. Now the links between the nations first forged by the compass have made us all citizens of the world, the hopes and threats of one becoming the hopes and threats of us all. In that one world's efforts to live together, the evolution of gunpowder to its ultimate limit has warned mankind of the terrible consequences of failure.

And so it is to the printing press--to the recorder of man's deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news--that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be:

free and independent.
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So what's the latest? Coming up on November and no new news per AJ, Estulin, Tucker?

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Well, it looks like the CFR/Bilderbergers are fu#%ed on that one, but they can go ahead and try.  It's fun to watch them spin their wheels sometimes.  The American people are not buying their crap.

Poll: Vast majority opposes attack on Iran
By Daniel Tencer
Friday, September 17th, 2010 -- 4:29 pm


...Fewer than one in five Americans would support a US military strike on Iran if the Middle Eastern country continued to pursue its nuclear program in the face of international sanctions, a new poll indicates.

The poll, carried out in June for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, finds 18 percent would support a strike on Iran if the country failed to stop its enrichment of uranium. Forty-one percent would urge further economic sanctions against the country, and 33 percent would support further diplomatic engagement.

for the rest of the story:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/09/poll-vast-majority-opposes-attack-iran/