Minister Louis Farrakhan says prove him wrong and he will pay with his life.
A great deal of skepticism exists regarding the accepted governmental accounts of what transpired on September 11, 2001. Many construction experts, architects and engineers have even said the World Trade Center Towers were destroyed in a controlled demolition.
There are also growing numbers who reject major portions of the “19 hijackers” hypothesis going even further calling the entire event a False Flag Operation.
Could you imagine if this would have happened?
via Huff Post
WASHINGTON — The FBI has arrested a 20-year-old Saudi student in Texas suspected of planning a terrorist attack using explosive chemicals. The FBI says his possible targets included the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush.
Saw this tonight after watching the Jets beat the Patriots and I was surprised about what is going on in Yemen. Think we have gun control problems? This report went into depth about that side of the world and the so-called ‘war on terrorism’. You must learn.
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Yemen & The War on Terror
Steve Kroft reports on the U.S.’s new partner in the war on terror, Yemen, a known al Qaeda hideout and recently the source of several explosive packages sent to America.
President Barack Obama will restart military tribunals for a small number of Guantanamo detainees, reviving a Bush-era trial system he once assailed as flawed but with new legal protections for terror suspects, U.S. officials said.
The changes to the system, which will affect a small number of detainees, will be announced Friday.
BERLIN — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says about 30 detainees have been cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay.
Holder met with reporters in Germany ahead of a speech appealing for Europe’s help to close the U.S. military detention facility.
The attorney general says the U.S. has not decided which detainees they want to send to specific countries, adding that those decisions are weeks away.
There are 241 prisoners at Guantanamo, and Holder has been visiting European leaders this week asking for help relocating detainees and shuttering the detention site over the next nine months.
Previewing his later speech, Holder said closing the detention facility is a shared responsibility for the U.S. and Europe.
AP’s earlier story is below. Continue reading
via NY Times
LAHORE, Pakistan — When Muhammad Saad Iqbal arrived home here in August after more than six years in American custody, including five at the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, he had difficulty walking, his left ear was severely infected, and he was dependent on a cocktail of antibiotics and antidepressants.
In November, a Pakistani surgeon operated on his ear, physical therapists were working on lower back problems and a psychiatrist was trying to wean him off the drugs he carried around in a white, plastic shopping bag.
The maladies, said Mr. Iqbal, 31, a professional reader of the Koran, are the result of a gantlet of torture, imprisonment and interrogation for which his Washington lawyer plans to sue the United States government.
The coming administration of President-elect Barack Obama is weighing whether to close the Guantánamo prison, which many critics have called an extralegal system of detention and abuse.
But the full stories of individual detainees like Mr. Iqbal are only now emerging after years in which they were shuttled around the globe under the Bush administration’s system of extraordinary rendition, which used foreign countries to interrogate and detain terrorism suspects in sites beyond the reach of American courts. Continue reading
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered plans to be drafted for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention centre, the Pentagon says.
A team was looking at moving inmates from the facility in a way that continued to protect the American people, a spokesman said.
About 250 detainees remain in the controversial Cuba camp.
US President-elect Barack Obama says closing the camp “in a responsible way” is one of his top priorities.
Mr Obama, who takes office on 20 January, said earlier this week he aimed to close the facility within two years.
Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Mr Gates – who is to retain his position in the new administration – had wanted to be prepared in case Mr Obama wished to tackle the issue “early in his tenure”. Continue reading
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A cry for help goes out from a city beleaguered by violence and fear: A beam of light flashed into the night sky, the dark symbol of a bat projected onto the surface of the racing clouds . . .
Oh, wait a minute. That’s not a bat, actually. In fact, when you trace the outline with your finger, it looks kind of like . . . a “W.” Continue reading
via The Huffington Post
KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. and Afghan troops have abandoned a remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan where militants killed nine American soldiers this week, officials said Wednesday.
Compounding the military setback, insurgents quickly seized the village of Wanat in Nuristan province after driving out the handful of police left behind to defend government offices, Afghan officials said.
Some 50 officers were headed to the area to try to regain control, said Ghoolam Farouq, a senior provincial police official.
I recently came across this article written in 2001 and published in the NY Times. In retrospect it reminded me of bin Laden’s initial goal at the offset of this ‘war.’ His intentions were to boost the price of oil, thus destabilizing the global market and subsequently bringing the US to its knees through economic warfare. As oil hits its all-time high, and speculators speculating that it still hasn’t peaked in its soaring price, I figured on Independence Day it would be the appropriate time to ask, ‘did Osama win?’
He’s still on the run eating, oil is a hundred plus a barrel, Al Qeada is still thriving, Afghanistan is emerging as a major thorn in the side of coalition forces and the US can’t even pin a conviction down on the bombers of the USS Cole let alone the purported masterminds behind 9/11. Minus the hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis they’ve killed and a few thousand combatants who don’t mind dying these goons are still putting in major work. The US is planning to engage Al Qaeda in North Africa, Somalia, Pakistan, Iran and lord knows where else they are conducting black-ops trying to destabilize a government so they can topple the power structure, create a vacuum and insert a puppet. Peep what was being said in 2001 about Osama’s ambitions as a rider:
Under the guise of a “War on Terror” the current US administration continues to erode at basic American liberties and conduct rampant surveillance of its own citizens. These moves have been compared to Nazi Germany‘s and their fascist form of governance but ironically these days it is Germany that is taking its cue’s from America and using the War on Terror to transform its country into a police state.
Despite strong criticism from the opposition and even its own coalition partners, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government agreed Wednesday to give Germany’s police forces greater powers to monitor homes, telephones and private computers, maintaining that an enhanced reach would protect citizens from terrorist attacks.
Another attempt to look pass the obvious and focus on the bullsh*t. Muslims think that Bush is declaring a war on Islam because he said he was reigniting the Crusades, so rightfully so they are to interpret every maneuver as an attack against Islam, well one facet of it anyways.
The west needs a more comprehensive strategy to counter al-Qaeda propaganda and the US should stop using the term “war on terror”, according to a top intelligence official.
Charles Allen, the senior intelligence official at the Department of Homeland Security, says the phrase is counter-productive because it creates “animus” in Islamic countries.
“[It] has nothing to do with political correctness,” Mr Allen said in an interview. “It is interpreted in the Muslim world as a war on Islam and we don’t need this.”
President George W. Bush made “war on terror” one of his stock phrases in the wake of the September 11 attacks in 2001. But there is disagreement in Washington, including among his own administration, over whether officials should use the term.
The Vatican has bad news for its flock around the globe; they are no longer the religious majority in the world. Muslims are. Even though they haven’t released hard figures yet the Vatican has confirmed that 19.2% of the planet pay homage to Allah, while only 17.4 % pledge their allegiance to the Pope. “For the first time in history we are no longer at the top: the Muslims have overtaken us,” Monsignor Vittorio Formenti told Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano.
The Census was according to figures compiled several years ago. It has been estimated that Catholics number 1.13 billion people throughout the world while it is believed that Muslims were topping in at 1.3 billion. Those numbers are no longer reflective of the reality but hard numbers are not being released.
If all Christians were counted under one banner, the Orthodox, Anglican, Catholic and Protestants then the numbers would swell to 2 billion people on Earth (33%) who call Christ their Savior. While it is noted that Muslims are believed to be outpacing Catholics due to higher birth rates it is also worth noting that Muslim conversion spiked after 9/11 and the War On Terror was implemented. Bush’s Crusade against Islam backfired and resulted in him boosting global membership instead.