Daily Archives: September 12, 2007

Reject the Un-American Call for “National Service”

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The Nazi Reich Arbeit Dienst (RAD), National Service program:

“We Build Body and Soul”

Aynrand.org | Sep 11, 2007

Irvine, CA–The lead article in a recent issue of Time magazine makes the case for “universal national service”–which the article describes as “the simple but compelling idea that devoting a year or more to national service, whether military or civilian, should become a countrywide rite of passage, the common expectation and widespread experience of virtually every young American.” Many commentators and politicians have called in recent years for Americans to engage in more national service, which they claim is necessary to preserve and sustain America’s greatness. The Time article calls it “a recipe for keeping a republic.”

“In fact,” said Alex Epstein, a junior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, “the idea of ‘national service’ is profoundly un-American. America was founded on the idea that each individual is a sovereign being with the moral right to his own life and to the achievement of his own goals. This is the basis of the political idea that the individual possesses inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. American individualism and freedom are incompatible with the notion that people are servants who owe their lives–or any portion of them–to their neighbors or to the state.

“The collectivist belief in the supremacy of the group over the individual is the foundation of the national-service ideology, which regards the individual as a servant to the nation. Every totalitarian society in history has rested on the premise of man’s alleged duty to the state.

“To call service to a collectivist state pro-American is false and perverse. To preserve our great nation, we must embrace not the subjugation of the individual to ‘national service,’ but his sovereign right to the pursuit of his own happiness.”

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The Case For National Service

It is the simple but compelling idea that devoting a year or more to national service, whether military or civilian, should become a countrywide rite of passage, the common expectation and widespread experience of virtually every young American.

Israel Proposes National Service To Stem Tide of Draft Dodgers
In a dramatic reconsideration of a pillar of Israeli society, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has announced plans to offer Israeli youth a nonmilitary option for serving the country. According to the prime minister’s office, a new Civilian Service Administration will offer draft-age Israelis who are exempt from military service the opportunity to contribute a year or two of their lives “to strengthen society as a whole and the weak sectors especially, enforcing the connection and identification of the young citizens with the community, society and state.”

Fidel Castro says U.S. fooled world over 9/11

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Communist Dictator Castro shaking hands with his boss, Grandmaster and Prince of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie

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FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was a high-level Shrine Freemason. Cartha “Deke” DeLoach (considered by some to be the real FBI director) was the 3rd-in-command of the FBI at the time of the Kennedy assassination and was a Knight of Malta. FBI Director Louis Freeh was a member of Opus Dei which is subservient to the Knights of Malta. It just goes on and on….

CIA Directors William Donovan (OSS), John McCone, William Casey, George H.W. Bush and George Tenant among others have all been Knights of Malta, such that it seems membership is a prerequisite to attaining high positions in the intelligence services.

Keep in mind that it is called the “Sovereign MILITARY Order of Malta” (SMOM). It is the MILITARY wing of the Vatican and runs military operations against its enemies, such as the free and sovereign people of the United States.

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Grand Master Ninian Bertie (R) sitting in full Fascist military regalia with Pope Benedict

The CIA can go out and kill anyone it so chooses, including a sitting president of the United States such as John F. Kennedy who wanted to smash the Mafia, dismantle the CIA and stop our involvement in Viet Nam (google “E. Howard Hunt JFK confessions”). Why do you think the most powerful intelligence agency on planet Earth allowed itself to look like bumbling idiots who could not successfully assassinate or depose a supposedly two-bit dictator in a third-world country such as Cuba where he has ruled with an iron fist for over 40 years?

Controlled Opposition Fidel Castro was trained in Jesuit schools for seven years, put in power by the Jesuit’s Knights of Malta-controlled Skull and Bones CIA, and advised by a Jesuit, Fr. Armando Llorente during the revolution. Today, Castro continues to be subservient to 78th Grandmaster and Prince of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie, cousin of Queen Elizabeth.

The CIA is controlled by the Knights of Malta. Castro and his dictator protege’ Chavez are both controlled by the Jesuit Knights of Malta. Are you getting the picture?

Hence, like Hitler, Stalin and Osama bin Ladin, Castro is just another controlled-opposition assett of the Vatican whose mission, should they decide to accept it (and they have) is to destroy the United States of America by orchestrating massive global opposition to the US from both within and from the world at large.

Castro will never say who exactly was behind 9/11 (because he is a cowardly puppet), but he will point the finger at America itself in order to help bring it down. Consider carefully these things when you think about the 9/11 military psychological operation and the true purpose behind it.

PW

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Reuters | Sep 11, 2007

HAVANA (Reuters) – Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro said the U.S. government misinformed Americans and the world about 9/11, echoing conspiracy theories about the terror attacks against the United States six years ago.

In an essay read by a Cuban television presenter on Tuesday night, Castro said the Pentagon was hit by a rocket, not a plane, because no traces were found of its passengers.

“Today one knows there was deliberate misinformation,” wrote Castro, who has not appeared in public since July of 2006 when life-threatening surgery for a secret illness forced him to hand over power to his brother Raul Castro.

“Studying the impact of planes, similar to those that hit the Twin Towers, that had accidentally fallen on densely populated cities, one concludes that it was not a plane that crashed into the Pentagon,” Castro said.

“Only a projectile could have caused the geometrically round hole that allegedly was made by the plane,” he said.

“We were fooled like the rest of the planet’s inhabitants,” he wrote.

Castro said the truth behind the September 11 attacks with hijacked planes that killed nearly 3,000 people will probably never be known.

Castro’s 4,256-word essay made no mention of Osama bin Laden and his militant Islamist al Qaeda network behind the attacks on New York’s World Trade Centre and Washington.

Castro, who was the target of CIA assassination plots after his 1959 revolution, said Cuba tipped off U.S. security services in 1984 about a plan to kill then President Ronald Reagan while he campaigned for re-election in North Carolina.

The information provided by Cuba led to the arrest of a group of would-be assassins and foiled the plot, he wrote.

Briton to sue intelligence services over torture

Beaten, sexually humiliated, subjected to extremes of cold, his religion insulted and returned to Britain without charge in 2004.

AFP | Sep 12, 2007

LONDON (AFP) – A Briton who claims he was tortured while he was held at the US naval detention camp at Guantanamo Bay is set to sue Britain’s intelligence services over the tactics they used to question him, The Guardian reported on Wednesday.

Citing court documents it had seen, the newspaper said that Tarek Dergoul was seeking a High Court ruling to ensure that MI5 and MI6, the domestic and foreign intelligence services respectively, do not benefit from torture of prisoners held outside Britain.

Dergoul, 29, alleges that after he was picked up by US forces in Afghanistan in 2001, he was held in Afghanistan and Guantanamo, during which time he was beaten, sexually humiliated, subjected to extremes of cold, and his religion was insulted.

“The British government and its officials knew that the claimant was being subjected to mistreatment amounting to torture and inhumane and degrading treatment because he told them so,” the court papers said.

“Accordingly the British government and its officials unlawfully sought to benefit from mistreatment of the claimant. It is averred that either the British officials knowingly unlawfully interrogated the claimant or they acted with reckless indifference to its illegality.”

He has insisted he was only in Afghanistan to study Arabic, and returned to Britain without charge in 2004.

According to The Guardian, Dergoul is seeking damages from the intelligence agencies and the foreign ministry for “misfeasance in public office.”

Senate Votes to Ban Mexican Trucks

The only problem with this is that as soon as Mexican trucks are deemed “safe” (whether they are or not), they will go ahead and approve them. What the treasonous Senate is not voting against is the North American Union itself and so this is just more stalling for time while they get NAFTA superhighway system built.

PW

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Associated Press | Sep 11, 2007

By SUZANNE GAMBOA

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Tuesday to ban Mexican trucks from U.S. roadways, rekindling a more than decade-old trade dispute with Mexico.

By a 74-24 vote, the Senate approved a proposal by Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., prohibiting the Transportation Department from spending money on a North American Free Trade Agreement pilot program giving Mexican trucks greater access to U.S. highways.

The proposal is part of a $106 billion transportation and housing spending bill that the Senate hopes to vote on later this week. The House approved a similar provision to Dorgan’s in July as part of its version of the transportation spending bill.

Supporters of Dorgan’s amendment argued the trucks are not yet proven safe. Opponents said the U.S. is applying tougher standards to Mexican trucks than to Canadian trucks and failing to live up to its NAFTA obligations.

Until last week, Mexican trucks were restricted to a commercial border zone stretching about 20 miles inside the United States, except in Arizona, where it extended 75 miles. One truck has traveled deep into the U.S. interior as part of the pilot program.

Blocking the trucks would help Democrats curry favor with organized labor, an important ally for the 2008 presidential elections.

“Why the urgency? Why not stand up for the (truck) standards that we’ve created and developed in this country?” Dorgan asked.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who drafted a Republican alternative to Dorgan’s amendment, said the attempt to block the trucks appeared to be about limiting competition and may amount to discrimination against Mexico.

“I would never allow an unsafe truck on our highways, particularly Texas highways,” said Cornyn, whose amendment failed.

Under NAFTA, Mexico can seek retaliation against the U.S. for failing to adhere to the treaty’s requirements, including retaining tariffs on goods that the treaty eliminates, said Sidney Weintraub, a professor emeritus at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs in Austin.

John Hill, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, decried the vote saying it is “a sad victory for the politics of fear and protectionism.”

But Teamsters general president Jim Hoffa, whose union has sued to stop the trucks, cheered the decision. “We don’t want to share our highways with dangerous trucks from Mexico,” Hoffa said.

The trucking program allows up to 100 Mexican carriers to send their trucks on U.S. roadways for delivery and pickup of cargo. None can carry hazardous material or haul cargo between U.S. points.

So far, the Department of Transportation has granted a single Mexican carrier, Transportes Olympic, access to U.S. roads after a more than decade-long dispute over the NAFTA provision opening up the roadways.

One of the carrier’s trucks crossed the border in Laredo, Texas last week and delivered its cargo in North Carolina on Monday and was expected to return to Mexico late this week after a stop in Decatur, Ala.

The transportation bill is S. 1789.

McCanns may use Madeleine fund for defence

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Police say Gerry and Kate McCann have some explaining to do

By Nick Britten

Telegraph | Sep 12, 2007

Madeleine McCann’s parents want to use the £1million fund donated by the public to help pay for their defence.

The six directors controlling Madeleine’s Fund will meet within the next 24 hours to discuss whether to release the money if the McCanns are charged.

The move could anger many donors who handed over money believing it would be used solely to help find the missing four-year-old.

If it is decided not to use the cash, the McCanns face financial ruin.

They are thought to earn around £120,000 a year but have not worked since May.

Mr McCann, a cardiologist, has been on unpaid leave and Mrs McCann has given up her role as a GP.

With no income and facing huge legal bills for a fight that could last several years, the couple will have to find the money from other donors, their family or through drastic measures like selling their house.

They are keen for the money to be released after hiring a senior legal team including Michael Caplin QC, who has represented a string of high-profile clients such as General Augusto Pinochet.

One director, Esther McVey, a former television presenter, said: “At the moment none of the fund has been used to pay for the defence case. But we are convening a meeting to decide if it can be used.

“When the fund was set up, one of its stated aims was to provide financial support for Madeleine’s family as they searched for her.

“We are uncertain if the use of the money to pay for lawyers in these unexpected circumstances would be in the spirit of that aim. We will be taking advice from a barrister.”

Miss McVey, 39, a friend of Mrs McCann’s since their student days, refused to comment on whether people had begun asking for their money back after the McCanns were named as formal suspects.

Because the fund is a private business and not a registered charity, the money is not ring-fenced for a particular purpose and there is little to stop the McCanns using the money for legal fees.

The Charity Commission ruled that the fund could not be registered because its aims were not broad enough. Instead, Madeleine’s Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned Ltd, was set up as a company. It means that the McCanns only have to get the directors’ consent to access the cash.

As well as Miss McVey, the board includes Doug Skehan, 54, a clinical director of cardiology at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester and colleague of Mr McCann, Peter Hubner, 64, a retired consultant and Philip Tomlinson, 76, a lawyer, both of whom are friends.

John McCann, 48, Mr McCann’s brother, and Mr Kennedy are also directors but Miss McVey said they would not be able to vote because they are family members.

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Large amount of Madeleine’s hair found in trunk of parents rental car

Large amount of Madeleine’s hair found in trunk of parents rental car

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Evidence: the Renault Scenic hire car used by the McCanns in Portugal. Police say they found substantial amounts of Madeleine’s hair in the trunk

Daily Mail | Sep 12, 2007

By SAM GREENHILL, PAUL HARRIS and MICHAEL SEAMARK

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• Ten-volume dossier of ‘evidence’ handed to Portuguese judge

• ‘There was so much hair it could not be from DNA transference but from the body being in the boot’

• Police theory that body was hidden in village in first few weeks

• Bodily fluids found in the car match Madeleine’s DNA

• Parents could be summoned to Portugal and placed under house arrest

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Kate and Gerry McCann’s hopes of lifting the cloud of suspicion over them has suffered a major setback.

It has been claimed that “substantial” quantities of their daughter Madeleine’s hair were found in the boot of the car they hired 25 days after she disappeared.

Portuguese detectives told the public prosecutor that the only explanation was that the hair came either from her body or from something used to wrap it.

Sources also insisted that bodily fluids found in the car – not necessarily blood – matched the four-year-old’s DNA.

The claims came as detectives handed a ten-volume dossier on the case of Madeleine’s disappearance to the public prosecutor.

Less than three hours later it was announced that the file had been passed to a judge to investigate – the clearest indication yet that the couple are believed to have a case to answer.

This takes the McCanns a step nearer learning if they are to be charged with killing their missing daughter.

But they must still wait to find out if the judge thinks the case is strong enough to bring them back to Portugal for trial.

Yesterday, Mr McCann updated his internet blog for the first time since Thursday and insisted he and his wife were “100 per cent confident” in each other’s innocence.

The developments in Portugal further dashed the couple’s hopes for a speedy end for what they have described as a campaign of “smears and stitch-ups” being waged against them.

Detectives allege that Mrs McCann was involved in the deliberate or accidental death of Madeleine, and that her husband disposed of the body.

Their evidence for those claims was detailed in the hefty dossier handed to public prosecutor Jose Cunha de Magalhaes e Meneses at lunchtime yesterday.

Although the file was quickly passed on to the judge to investigate, this in itself does not mean that charges are certain to be brought.

Under the Portuguese justice system, the prosecutor needs a judge’s authorisation even to execute search warrants, to order more searches, or to change the status of the McCanns as formal suspects who have been allowed to leave the country.

Legal experts told the Daily Mail that the couple’s status could be changed at any time to allow them to be summoned back and placed under house arrest.

But indications last night were that police are convinced they already have enough evidence, even if they are ordered to conduct more searches, tests or interviews.

Having passed the file to the judge, any request for search warrants or other investigations must now be made within ten days.

However Portuguese journalists with contacts in the police said they expected action far sooner.

They suggested police are itching for permission to search certain specific locations – which they have identified from secretly monitoring the McCanns’ phones.

It is understood they need a judge’s permission before acting on information obtained from a phone tap, and that one of the requests made by the prosecutor to the judge is “urgent” and has to be answered in 24 hours.

Portuguese sources believe this request to be either a search warrant or an order to seize an “object”.

The sample of bodily fluid allegedly found in the McCanns’ hired Renault Scenic was taken from the boot, where the spare tyre is kept, and had an 88 per cent match with the missing four-year-old’s DNA, sources said.

The claims further intensify pressure on the two 39-year-old doctors, who quit Portugal on Sunday with their twins Sean and Amelie to return home to Rothley, Leicestershire.

Friends of the couple believe they are being “fitted up” in a sinister campaign by the Portuguese to pressure them into making a confession.

Apart from forensic results, the police case against the McCanns contains details of bugged phone conversations between the couple and their friends.

Both the McCanns were declared official suspects by detectives in the case last Friday, and family friends have said they fear they will be charged.

Detectives believe there is enough evidence to charge Mrs McCann with accidentally killing Madeleine in the living room and her husband with helping dispose of the body.

Last night Mr McCann’s sister Philomena defiantly insisted: “If they bring charges against Kate and Gerry that will give them a chance to clear their name. It will give us a chance to end all this speculation.”

Family friend and godfather to the twins, Jon Corner, told BBC2’s Newsnight the couple were taking the news of the latest developments “surprisingly well”.

Asked about the possibility that Kate and Gerry could face charges he said: “I am not so sure of that.

“It is ten volumes, I believe, ten huge ringbinders of information have gone to the Portuguese judiciary and that is an opportunity for some measured calm. That is an awful lot of information to go through.

“Over the last few days we have had some unusual interpretations of that information and a lot of irrationalities as well.”

Asked about newspaper reports that Madeleine’s hair was found in the boot of the hire car he said: “Well I can’t comment on that, nobody knows what the police evidence is.”

However, the couple’s anguish could only have deepened with the claims that “substantial” quantities of Madeleine’s hair were found in the boot of their hire car.

A police source said: “Some of the samples of DNA were taken from hair which matches Madeleine’s DNA.

“There was so much hair it could not be from DNA transference but from the body being in the boot.”

Dr Michael Bade, chief forensic pathologist for New York State Police and former chief medical examiner of the city, said a decaying body would produce a “mass of material” unless it was tightly wrapped.

“If the hair shows signs of decomposition that means it was in the scalp as the body was decomposing and that would be particularly significant.

“Hair which is pulled from the scalp or cut while the person is alive does not decompose.”

The decomposition marks the hair with a dark band at the scalp which can easily be seen under a microscope.

British scientists remain fully confident about the accuracy of their findings, which triggered last week’s dramatic shift of focus by the Portuguese police on to Madeleine’s parents.

The revelations about the DNA evidence appear to give a further indication of the reasons behind the Portuguese decision to name the McCann as formal suspects – or arguidos.

Initially, the Portuguese police refused to comment on the new forensic claims, but later the country’s national police chief Alipio Ribeiro sought to play down the alleged findings by saying that they were not conclusive.

“We can’t say with certainty whether it was the blood of person A or person B,” he said.

“They help guide us in our investigation but not with the mathematical precision some people are saying.”

Other police sources said Madeleine’s body would not necessarily need to have been in the boot for the evidence still to show she was dead. For example, a blanket used to wrap her body could have been put in car, and yield crucial DNA.

Police said they did not know where the body was hidden, but their theory is that in the first weeks it was hidden “in the south area of the village” and later transported to another place.

They are ready to begin a new wave of searches in the hunt for clues to Madeleine’s disappearance on May 3.

They have earmarked specific sites for investigation in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz and at a neighbouring beach.

Officers working on the assumption that she is dead will use dogs to follow any trail in the hope it might lead to her body, or to traces of where it might have been.

If the search leads to Madeleine’s body, it could even allow experts to pinpoint when, where and how she might have died.

Dogs will be brought in to check inside and outside Our Lady of the Light, the seaside chapel in Praia da Luz where the McCanns prayed for Madeleine’s return. The priest gave them keys and free access to the church.

The road beside the church was being excavated on May 3 and for weeks afterwards.

It was riddled with deep pits of loose sand and gravel, which were gradually filled in by mechanical diggers and shovels before the whole area was resurfaced with cobbles.

It need not be necessary to re-excavate the entire area – dogs might still be able to pick up a scent while heat-seeking cameras could detect a body.

• More than 17,000 internet users have signed a petition urging Leicestershire Social Services to investigate the McCanns for “neglecting” Madeleine and her brother and sister by leaving them “unattended in an unlocked ground floor hotel room”.

Many of the signatories added abusive remarks about the McCanns, typically claiming that they have been given an easy ride because they are middle-class.

Russia tests most powerful vacuum bomb

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A new ordnance, claimed by the Russian military the world’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb, explodes in a giant fireball during a test in this undated television image shown by Russian Channel One television, Moscow, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007. (AP Photo / Russian Channel One Television)

Reuters | Sep 11, 2007

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has tested the world’s most powerful vacuum bomb, an explosive device unleashing a destructive shockwave with the power of a nuclear weapon, the military said on Tuesday.

The bomb is the latest in a series of new Russian weapons and policy moves unveiled as President Vladimir Putin tries to reassert Moscow’s role on the international stage.

“Test results of the new airborne weapon have shown that its efficiency and power is commensurate with a nuclear weapon,” Alexander Rukshin, Russian deputy armed forces chief of staff, told Russia’s ORT First Channel television.

“You will now see it in action, the bomb which has no match in the world is being tested at a military site,” the state-controlled channel said. It showed a Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber dropping the bomb over a testing ground. A large explosion followed.

Pictures followed of what looked like a flattened multi-storeyed block of flats, surrounded by scorched soil and boulders.

“The defence ministry stresses this military invention does not contradict a single international treaty. Russia is not unleashing a new arms race,” the channel said.

Such devices generally detonate in two stages. First a small blast disperses a main load of explosive material into a cloud, which then either spontaneously ignites in air or is set off by a second charge.

This explosion generates a pressure wave that reaches much further than that from a conventional explosive. The consumption of gases in the blast also generates a partial vacuum that can compound damage and injuries caused by the explosion itself.

“The main destruction is inflicted by an ultrasonic shockwave and an incredibly high temperature,” the report said. “All that is alive merely evaporates.”

“At the same time, I want to stress that the action of this weapon does not contaminate the environment, in contrast to a nuclear one,” Rukshin said.