Daily Archives: September 4, 2006

Star Wars in Iraq

 c-130-lasergun

Star Wars in Iraq


Documentary investigating the use of laser, microwave and other directed energy weapons against human targets. The fact that Iraq is merely a testing ground for these devastating futuristic weapons becomes evident when you understand that these are later being deployed by police departments in the socalled “free world”.
24 min 53 sec

video.google.com

From Hype To Hysteria: Fox News Selling Preemptive War Against Iran

Tomorrow marks the deadline for Iran to comply with U.N. demands to suspend portions of its nuclear program. Fox is using the opportunity to sell another preemptive war. Today Fox has aired multiple segments featuring pundits who claim that a U.S. military attack on Iran is both essential and imminent. Fox anchors repeatedly parrot these arguments. Watch a compilation of clips culled from the last several hours:

thinkprogress.org

Several powerful Alaska lawmakers’ offices raided

On Thursday, several powerful lawmakers’ offices–both here in Anchorage and at the capitol in Juneau–were swarming with federal agents. Those offices included Senate President Ben Stevens, Senator Donald Olson, Representatives Vic Kohring, Bruce Weyhrauch, and Pete Kott. All FBI officials will say right now is that they and IRS officials were there to execute search warrants. CBS 11 News has confirmed these lawmakers are being investigated because of their relationship with Veco. That is the big oil company that provides services to the energy, resource and processing industries throughout the world.

ktva.com

NATO warplanes strafe Canadian soldiers, killing four

Four Canadian troops killed
Four Canadian soldiers were killed Sunday and several more wounded in fierce fighting in southern Afghanistan, Canadian forces officials confirmed during a news conference. Sunday’s casualties increase to 12 the number of Canadian soldiers who have died in Afghanistan since Aug. 3. The first Canadian casualties happened in April 2002, when an American fighter pilot mistakenly dropped a bomb on Canadian troops engaging in live-fire exercises, killing four soldiers and wounding several others. The incident — the first time Canadian troops suffered casualties in combat operations since the Korean War — happened just a few months after Canadian troops arrived to support the United States and Great Britain’s ouster of the Taliban regime. Last winter, a Canadian battle group of about 2,200 soldiers headed to Afghanistan to take over military operations in Kandahar from the United States.

canada.com

U.S. Soldier Put On No-Fly List – Grabbed and Dragged off for Interrogation

Because he had gun powder residue on his boots after coming back from Iraq.
Transportation Security Administration officials grabbed Daniel Brown at Los Angeles International Airport and dragged him off for interrogation, causing him to miss his flight. Brown was part of a group of US Marines, all of whom were in uniform and carrying military identification. TSA officials say Brown had been placed on the agency?s permanent no-fly list after a previous flight, when agents detected gunpowder on his combat boots. The flight followed his first combat tour in Iraq.

kxmb.com

Man fights to have name erased from U.S. no-fly list

33,000 trying to get names off no-fly list
Those barred have included infants and American politicians.
Seven months after a Mississauga man was detained in Mexico when his name mistakenly appeared on a U.S. no-fly list, he still feels like he can’t board a plane — even though the RCMP have since cleared him. Sami Kahil refuses to fly for fear he may be detained again. In January, the Lebanese-Canadian was pulled off a flight from Toronto to Mexico, then detained overnight in a Mexican jail before he was returned to Canada with a police escort.

cbc.ca

Move to spot hooligans in the womb

THE Prime Minister yesterday set out radical plans to identify children who could become teenage troublemakers before they are even born. Tony Blair said dysfunctional families would face earlier state intervention to prevent their children becoming “a menace to society”. In his first remarks since returning from holiday, Mr Blair said action had to be taken “pre-birth” if necessary and defended the need for state intervention.

thisisthenortheast.co.uk