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Propaganda Alert: Iran and Saudi Arabia Helped Al-Qaeda Carry Out 9/11 Attacks, Claims New Book

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9/11: A new book asserts that Iran and Saudi Arabia were involved in the attacks, in which nearly 3,000 people lost their lives
As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, two authors who've analysed thousands of documents relating to the attack conclude that both Iran and Saudi Arabia helped Al-Qaeda carry it out.

In the aftermath, both countries publicly stated that they'd fight terrorism and expressed their condolences, but The Eleventh Day, by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, produces a compelling argument that they were actually complicit in the attacks.

The book also questions whether George W Bush deliberately withheld evidence linking foreign countries with the attack on the Twin Towers.

The official U.S investigation into the attacks - the 9/11 Commission - found no evidence that Iran was involved, but Summers and Swan beg to differ.

They point to a court document called the Havlish memorandum, which was produced during a civil action brought against Iran by Fiona Havlish, the widow of an insurance consultant who worked in the World Trade Center and was killed when the planes struck.

Comment: For information on Israel's influence in the 911 attacks see: 911 The Ultimate Truth.


Chess

'Israel Prepares for War in Sinai Desert'

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An Israeli military convoy along the Egyptian border (file photo)
The former head of Israel's National Security Council (NSC) urges military action by the regime in the Sinai Peninsula, following growing tensions with Egypt.

Uzi Dayan told Israel's Channel 7 on Friday that Israeli military and security forces should prepare for a period different from the past in dealing with the new Egyptian government.

He claimed that the military effort would aim to target those that represent a threat to the Israeli regime.

"This is the time for the Israeli army to prevail its control inside Sinai," Dayan went on to say.

Bad Guys

Unexplained Gaza communications "blackout" highlights Israeli control of networks

On Tuesday, Gaza disappeared from the world's telecommunication networks for between 12 and 18 hours. This was an anxious time for both Gaza's residents and those trying to contact friends, colleagues and loved ones from the outside.

The Gaza Strip, home to 1.6 million Palestinians, the vast majority of them refugees, depends on telecommunications to maintain a tenuous link to the outside world, from which it has been physically isolated due to five years of Israeli siege and blockade. The sudden cutoff also sparked fears of an imminent Israeli attack.

Though there was relief when communications were re-established, there has been no satisfactory explanation of the blackout, who was responsible for it, and whether or not it could happen again.

What happened to Gaza's networks last week?

Ma'an News Agency was the first to report the problem, and a few Twitter users in Gaza remained online because they had BlackBerry service or were able to connect to the Orange network via its towers on the Israeli side of the boundary with Gaza.

Bad Guys

Iraq Withdrawal? Don't Take it to the Bank

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Since coming to Washington, Barack Obama has won a Nobel Prize for Peace, but he hasn't been much of a peacemaker. Instead, he has doubled down on his predecessor's wars while launching blatantly illegal ones of his own. But, as his supporters would be quick to point out, at least he's standing by his pledge to bring the troops home from Iraq.

Right?

That's certainly what America's latest war president has been saying. Speaking to supporters this month, he was unequivocal. "If somebody asks about the war [in Iraq] . . . you have a pretty simple answer, which is all our folks are going to be out of there by the end of the year." Obama's statement was a welcome reaffirmation of what he promised on the campaign trail. "If we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am President, it is the first thing I will do," he thundered in the fall of 2007. "I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank."

But don't count on cashing that check. The Washington Post brings the unsurprising news that Iraqi leaders have agreed to begin talks with the U.S. on allowing the foreign military occupation of their country to continue beyond this year - re-branded, naturally, as a mission of "training" and "support." The move comes after an increasingly public campaign by top White House and military officials to pressure Iraqi leaders into tearing up the Status of Forces Agreement they signed with the Bush administration, which mandates the removal of all foreign troops by the end of 2011.

Comment: For more reading on Obama's broken promises, check out:

Bush 2.0: 100 Ways Barack Obama Is Just Like George W. Bush


Newspaper

'US imposes news blackout on lawmakers' junkets to Israel'

Alison Weir, Executive Director of "If Americans Knew" criticizes news blackout in the United States about confirmed reports that 81 members of the U.S. Congress went on AIPAC-funded junkets to Israel.


Wall Street

Bank of America's Dead Drop To Rick Perry: "We Will Help You Out"

Should we be surprised, frightened, disgusted or simply say "we knew it", that in the informal mixer just after Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry spoke at a Politics and Eggs breakfast in Bedford, New Hampshire, an unknown gentlemen approaches a casual Perry like an Ian Flemming character, and proceeds to dead drop the following: "Bank of America... We will help you out"... and silently moves on. At least we know now who is funding what, and whose interests potential future president Perry will be paid to defend.

Fast forward to precisely 40 minutes into the blow clip (full event can be found here).

UFO

Insane! Report For NASA Claims Aliens May Attack Earth If We Do Not Stop Global Warming

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Scientists at Nasa and Pennsylvania State University have penned a research report that warns of the possibility of aliens attacking earth over so called rising greenhouse gases.

"Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth's atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilization growing out of control - and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain," reported The Guardian.
The authors warn that extraterrestrials may be wary of civilisations that expand very rapidly, as these may be prone to destroy other life as they grow, just as humans have pushed species to extinction on Earth. In the most extreme scenario, aliens might choose to destroy humanity to protect other civilisations.

"A preemptive strike would be particularly likely in the early phases of our expansion because a civilisation may become increasingly difficult to destroy as it continues to expand. Humanity may just now be entering the period in which its rapid civilisational expansion could be detected by an ETI because our expansion is changing the composition of the Earth's atmosphere, via greenhouse gas emissions," the report states.

USA

The Clinton Chronicles

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This revealing video is an investigation into the Alleged Criminal Activities of Bill Clinton and his Circle of Power. An in-depth documentary shows you all of the pieces of the Clinton puzzle, and fits them all together to reveal the whole story.

You'll hear from and see the faces of the key players who Clinton used to build his Circle of Power...as well as those who got in his way and lost their jobs, reputations, freedoms, virtue, and even their lives!

You'll learn everything about Clinton's alleged involvement in Whitewater, The Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA), drug money in the millions smuggled from the airport in Mena, Arkansas, and money laundering with the BCCI. You'll find out the truth behind Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, the gangland slaying of private investigator Jerry Parks, and details of the Vince Foster "suicide".

The Clinton Chronicles uncovers the shocking truth the controlled media and Clintons don't want you to know!


Bad Guys

Israel-Gaza violence intensifies after attacks by 'gunmen dressed as Egyptian security guards'

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Israeli soldiers secure the area near a roadblock formed by security forces on roads leading to the sites of several attacks in the Arava desert, southern Israel, on Aug. 18.
Israeli military warns it 'will respond in strength and exact a price'; Hamas denies involvement

Israeli aircraft struck militant outposts in Gaza and Palestinians fired more than a dozen rockets into southern Israel on Friday as violence escalated following deadly gun attacks along Israel's desert border with Egypt.

Tensions between Israel and Egypt also grew, with Cairo issuing a formal protest over the death of three of its security guards, who, it said, where killed when Israeli forces hunted for the gunmen behind Thursday's roadside ambushes.

Eight Israelis perished in the border assault and at least seven of the attackers also died as Israeli forces tracked them down along the largely open frontier with Egypt.

Israel swiftly pinned the blame on a Palestinian group that is independent of the Hamas Islamist movement which governs Gaza. An airstrike killed the faction's leadership on Thursday and there were numerous other strikes throughout Friday.

"We have a policy of exacting a very heavy price of anyone who attacks us and this policy is being implemented," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday while visiting wounded compatriots in hospital.

Bizarro Earth

Israelis, Palestinians brace for massive statehood protests

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Palestinians say it will trigger the biggest West Bank demonstrations in years. Israelis are bracing for another intifada.

A month before a potentially historic United Nations showdown over Palestinian statehood, the two sides are mobilizing for the possibility of mass street protests that some fear could spiral into a violent uprising.

As Palestinian leaders rally West Bank residents on Facebook and activists prepare campaigns against Jewish settlements and military checkpoints, Israel's Defense Ministry has spent about $22 million on new riot gear and police have canceled September vacations.

"There will be activities everywhere - against the wall (Israel's separation barrier), against the settlements and against the occupation," said Wasel Abu Yousef, who heads the Palestine Liberation Front, a faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Palestinian officials say they are committed to keeping demonstrations nonviolent. But Israelis are preparing for the worst, calling up military reservists and making plans for emergency evacuations of settlements and an increased military presence in Palestinian regions of the West Bank.

Source: The Los Angeles Times