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US 'involved in Honduras military coup'

The United States was involved in a military coup in Honduras that ousted President Manuel Zelaya on June 28, a top aide to Zelaya says.

Before heading to Costa Rica, the Honduran military plane that flew Zelaya into exile stopped to refuel at the Soto Cato air base (Palmerola) where at least 500 US troops are based, said Patricia Valle, the deputy foreign minister of Zelaya.

Palmerola is a Honduran air base that houses US troops who according to Washington conduct counter-narcotics operations and other missions in Central America.

"The United States was involved in the coup against Zelaya," Valle told The Associated Press on Saturday.

The aide however added that she did not believe the highest levels of the Obama administration were involved.

Mr. Potato

David Shayler, transvestite-MI5-spy-turned-Jesus-Christ, faces eviction from squat

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David Shayler, living testimony to pathological influence of British Intelligence, at his farmhouse squat.
David Shayler, the transvestite former MI5 spy who believes he is a reincarnation of Jesus Christ, is facing forcible eviction from a 17th Century farmhouse he has been living in as a squat.

The one-time whistleblower, who uses the name Dolores Kane, has been living in the National Trust-owned Hackhurst Farm in Surrey as part of a small new age commune for the past six weeks.

But they are set to be removed after a judge agreed to a request for a possession order from the trust on Wednesday.

The 10-strong group, who have been occupying the house near the commuter village of Abinger Hammer in the North Downs since late June after being evicted from another empty farmhouse nearby, say they will barricade themselves inside as part of a plan of passive resistance.

In a hearing lasting just four minutes at Guildford County Court Judge Robert Reid QC nodded his ascent to the application which was brought against persons unknown.


The Real Grand Chessboard and the Profiteers of War

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What conspiracy? Brzezinski and Tim Osman a.k.a. Osama bin Laden get real close in the 1980s
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."

- Dwight David Eisenhower, "Military-Industrial Complex Speech," 1961 1

"My observation is that the impact of national elections on the business climate for SAIC has been minimal. The emphasis on where federal spending occurs usually shifts, but total federal spending never decreases. SAIC has always continued to grow despite changes in the political leadership in Washington."

- Former SAIC manager, quoted in Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, "Washington's $8 Billion Shadow." Vanity Fair, March 2007 2

"We make American military doctrine."

- Ed Soyster, MPRI 3


How the Secret Team transformed America into an Empire

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Empire State
This ongoing investigative series, the first four installments of which are posted here, brings to the forefront recent revelations on the expansion of the US government's surveillance apparatus and the stolen technology that makes it all possible. On the heels of NSA whistleblower Russell Tice's allegations of a government intelligence community that has crossed the line and trashed the constitution, Ed Encho covers a span of investigations throughout the years that reads like a Tom Clancy suspense thriller. Only it's real.
"Over the last two weeks I have encountered just such an apocalyptic situation, where I and the Department of Justice have been asked to be part of something that is fundamentally wrong." (Excerpt from Deputy Attorney General James Comey's draft letter of resignation to President Bush, dated March 16, 2004, which Comey did not in the end send.)

"Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull" (George Orwell: 1984)

Red Flag

US trained Uighur terrorists for eventuality of war with China

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, then National Security Adviser to the Carter administration, author of "The Grand Chessboard, American Primacy And It's Geostrategic Imperatives", now 'advisor' to President Obama (Left); CIA agent and trainer of US-controlled reaction forces in Brzezinski's 'Arc of Crisis', Tim Osman a.k.a Osama bin Laden (Right)
Following are two partial transcriptions of interviews with Eric Margolis (EM) and Scott Horton (SH).

The first is from November 08, available here.
EM: In fact, you know, when the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, they claimed that there were over twenty 'terrorist training camps' as they called them, they were all training terrorists to go and attack America. Well, this is an absolute lie. One among many.

Most of the training camps, 90% of the people in the training camps were either Kashmiris being trained by Pakistani Intelligence Service, the ISI, with full American knowledge, to go an fight in Kashmir against Indian rule. That was the biggest group, and the second biggest group were people from Central Asia, mainly Uzbekistan and Khazakistan and Tajikistan who were being organized and trained to go and fight these dreadful communist regimes of Central Asia, again with full American knowledge.


Oops! MI5 "accidentally" recruited al-Qaida sympathisers

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The British Government has long been recruiting 'sympathisers' and training them to become useful patsies for state terror operations such as 7/7 London bombings. Here are two of them: Abu Hamza and Haroon Aswat in a London cab.
A senior Tory MP today called for an investigation into whether MI5 mistakenly recruited al-Qaida sympathisers.

Patrick Mercer, the chairman of the counter-terrorism subcommittee, said six Muslim recruits had been thrown out of the service because of serious concerns over their pasts.

The MP said he was writing to the home secretary, Alan Johnson, to call for an investigation into the matter.

Two of the six men allegedly attended al-Qaida training camps in Pakistan while the others had unexplained gaps of up to three months in their CVs.


China: Uighur leader says 10,000 went missing in one night

Nearly 10,000 Uighurs involved in deadly riots in China's northwestern Xinjiang region went missing in one night, exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer said Wednesday, calling for an international investigation.

Kadeer's visit to Tokyo was condemned by China. The vice foreign minister summoned the Japanese ambassador in Beijing to express China "strong dissatisfaction" and to "demand the Japanese government take effective action to stop her anti-China, splittist activities in Japan," the Foreign Ministry said.

In Xinjiang's worst ethnic violence in decades, Uighurs on July 5 attacked Han Chinese in the regional capital of Urumqi after police tried to break up a protest against fatal attacks on Uighur workers at a factory in south China.

War Whore

Israel says it will use "all available means" to stop Iranian nukes

Jerusalem - Israel hardened its insistence Monday that it would do anything it felt necessary to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, just the ultimatum the United States hoped not to hear as it tried to nudge Iran to the bargaining table.

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates reassured Israel that the new Obama administration was not naive about Iran's intentions, and that Washington would press for new, tougher sanctions against the Iranians if they balk. He didn't say what those might include.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak used a brief news conference with Gates to insist three times that Israel would not rule out any response - an implied warning that it would consider a pre-emptive strike to thwart Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Comment: Actually, it's worse than what AP says. What Israel is saying in diplomatic code-speak, is that they reserve the right to launch a nuclear attack on Iran.

Alarm Clock

Wave of suicide sweeps China's graduate class

Millions of students will graduate in China this year, but with up to a third unable to get a job the number of suicides is soaring.

With more than six million other students across China, the 21-year-old was due to graduate from college this month.

For Miss Liu, the daughter of poor farmers, a degree was to be her passport out of a life of poverty, a way to escape working in the fields, or toiling as a humble migrant worker in a far-off factory in southern China.


Inside "The Family": Jeff Sharlet Speaks About His Unique Look at American Evangelicals

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Six years ago journalist Jeff Sharlet went undercover in the underground evangelical organization known as the "The Family." The group consists of Congressmen, members of the executive branch and many other D.C. powerbrokers. Unlike Pat Robertson and other widely known Christian conservatives, the Family operates outside of the public eye - but that by no means limits their influence or power. Sharlet's book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power exposes the real people behind the growing evangelical movement in America.

Can you tell me how you got the idea for the book?

I was working on my first book, Killing the Buddha. A co-author and I were traveling around the country visiting unusual religious communities, and a friend was concerned that her brother had gotten involved in a cult. He got involved in this group called "The Family," which is not exactly a cult - it's much bigger and much more powerful, but in the short term all I knew is that this guy was involved in it and he said it was really much different from anything that I'd ever seen, and that I should go check it out for myself. That indication was crucial because you don't get in without getting invited.