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Bush admits sanctioning torture

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Bush admits approving waterboarding of CIA detainees.

Former US president George Bush has admitted that he personally approved a request by CIA agents to use waterboarding -- a form of torture that simulates drowning.

In his book "Decision Points," to hit the shelves on Tuesday, Bush makes it clear that he approved the use of waterbording in interrogation of so-called "terror suspects."

He recalls in the memoir that when the CIA asked him whether it could proceed with waterboarding of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged plotter of the 9/11 attacks, he replied "Damn right," The Washington Post reported.

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Proof of Electoral Fraud in the USA


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Who Has The Crystal Ball?

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My conservative and Republican acquaintances believe that the "liberal media" is destroying America. When I ask them to identify the liberal media, the usual reply is, "all of it!" I ask them about Fox "News," CNN, and point out that the TV networks are no longer independent but parts of large corporate conglomerates and that all of the "liberal" news anchors have been fired or died off.

At that point my acquaintances fall back on the New York Times and the Washington Post.

I remind them that the invasion of Iraq would not have been possible without the New York Times leading the way. Judith Miller filled that newspaper with the neoconservative/Bush regime propaganda that was orchestrated to make the public accept US aggression toward Iraq. The Times later sort of apologized and Miller departed the paper.

That left the Washington Post, apparently long a CIA asset, as the "liberal media" that is destroying America, until on October 31 the paper's long-time pundit, David Broder, wrote that Obama should spend the next two years disarming the Republicans and renewing the economy by orchestrating a showdown with Iran. Going to war with Iran, "the greatest threat to the world," would simultaneously unite Republicans with Obama and restore the economy. By following Broder's prescription, Obama "will have made the world safer and may be regarded as one of the most successful presidents in history."

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Sex abuse victims hold demo at Vatican

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Sex abuse victims from across the world have taken their protests condemning the Catholic Church's handling of the scandals to the Vatican's doorstep.

Hundreds of protestors, including some relatives and victims of the Catholic Church's sex scandal, gathered in Rome at the edge of St. Peter's Square on Sunday. The demonstration was organized by a US group called Survivor's Voice, whose founding members are victims of Catholic Church child abuse.

Gary Bergeron, one of the founding members, stated that the purpose of the protest was "to bring survivors and supporters from around the world together for the first time," Sky News reported.

He said the victims had not been given permission to enter St. Peter's Square as a group, but they would attempt to go in smaller groups to leave letters and stones to show they had visited the Vatican.

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Crass Phony Terror Alert Over Printer Cartridges

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Run for your lives (and take your shoes off)!! It's a toner cartridge covered in oven cleaner!
Yawn. Here we go again. Two days ago, senior figures in the British airline industry, including the Chairman of British airways, said that Britain should stop "kowtowing" to excessive US security demands that were "completely redundant". Then today, in a crass and very obvious attempt to refute the BA Chairman's statements and reaffirm the fake reality of a 'terror threat', two 'suspect packages' are found on planes in the East Midlands and Dubai, both planes originated in Yemen and were destined for the US, specifically, Jewish synagogues in Chicago, or so we are told.

Initial reports stated that the package found in the East Midlands, a toner cartridge, had tested negative for explosives. Apparently that was the wrong conclusion for bomb disposal experts in the UK to arrive at however, because Obama later declared that the printer cartridge(s) constituted a "credible terrorist threat to our country" and that "initial examination of those packages has determined that they do apparently contain explosive material."

As with most other such terror alerts, evidence is simply made up as they go along in the interest of political gain:

Barack Obama accused of exaggerating terror threat for political gain.

The main goal appears to have been achieved though because, "the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Americans could expect yet more security in and around air travel". That's the point, the reason, the motivation. Everything else is charade.

The fact that one of the packages was found in Dubai is not surprising, given that Dubai is essentially the playground of the Mossad and the CIA and has been ever since the CIA checked up on their spokesman Osama bin Laden in a Dubai hospital just before he didn't carry out the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

But the true litmus test of just how obviously false these terror alerts are is when you hear dyed-in-the-wool mainstream media pundits questioning the timing and likely motivation:


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USA Has A History Of Attacking Themselves To Go To War

All historical fact folks. Put the pieces together.


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Koch Footprints Lead to Political Powder Keg: Exposing the Far Right's Secret Slush Fund to Keep Fear Alive

A secretive libertarian nonprofit bankrolled a fear-mongering effort to get McCain into the White House. Until now, where the money came from has been a hotly debated mystery.

Clip from propaganda movie Obsession mentioned below:


A secretive libertarian nonprofit with ties to Charles Koch bankrolled what was widely perceived to be a fear mongering effort to throw the Presidential election to Senator John McCain in 2008. Until now, where the money came from has been a hotly debated mystery.

Seven weeks before the Presidential election of 2008, approximately 100 newspapers and magazines in the U.S., including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, and St. Petersburg Times, distributed millions of DVDs of the documentary, Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West. The DVDs were included in the Sunday editions. Altogether, including a separate direct mail campaign, 28 million DVDs flooded households in the swing voter states.

The newspapers did not know who was funding this massive propaganda campaign and, apparently, did not care. They inserted the DVD in their Pulitzer properties with the casualness of throwing in a sample of suds free detergent. The nonprofit organization named on the packaging of the DVD as the entity behind the film, the Clarion Fund, Inc., had no known history of operations and had a virtual office address in New York City with no physical presence and no employees on site. Documents submitted to the IRS to obtain its tax-exempt status show the Clarion Fund demanded total secrecy from its vendors:

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AMIA was Mossad False-flag Operation

The Israel Lobby is upset that US Under-Secretary of States, Nicholas Burns, during his recent visit to Argentina - while condemning Tehran for supporting "terrorist groups" like Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hizb'Allah, and PA - did not mention Tehran's involvement for the two terrorist attacks in Argentina between 1992 and 1994.

"In general we do believe that Iran is behind terrorist attacks against the United States and that Iran continues to be a large funder, even the central banker of Hamas, Hezbollah, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Palestinian Liberation Authority general command," - Burns told Buenos Aires Herald (edited by Nate Martin from N.Y. ) reporter.

It's interesting to note that the very first day of the Jewish Center (AMIA) bombing in Buenos Aires on July 1994, which resulted in the death of 85 people, the Zionist owned mainstream media blamed Iran and Hizb'Allah - in order to cover the long histroy of false-flag operations by Israeli Mossad - and as expected, a team of Israeli investigators arrived in Buenos Aires the very next day to remove any possible lead to Israel - as they did in case of Hotel Paradise (an Israeli hotel in Mombassa) bombing in Kenya and other places.

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Disclosures Reveal Most Senators Are Millionaires - and Getting Richer

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The Senate's famed "millionaires club" is becoming a little crowded.

According to a Roll Call analysis of Senate financial disclosure forms filed in 2010, more than half of the chamber's membership, 54 lawmakers, reported a minimum net worth of more than $1 million. Another four Senators fell short of that mark by less than $100,000.

In addition, more than half of the Senate's membership saw their individual fortunes grow in 2009, the period covered by their most recent disclosure reports.

Those increases are reflected in the chamber's combined minimum wealth, which increased to about $680 million in 2009, or more than 4 percent higher than the previous year.

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2007: Electronic Voting in France Sparks Concern of Election Theft

Paris - The French may be keener than ever to follow the presidential campaign on the Internet, but when it comes to voting, the most widely trusted technology here is still the traditional paper ballot and envelope.

Over a million French voters are due to use electronic voting machines in a presidential election for the first time this month, prompting fears among opposition parties and the public that the ballot will be distorted.

The interior ministry has approved three models of voting machine, and mayors around the country have chosen to invest in the expensive devices, arguing that they will save time, effort and, in the long run, money.

But thousands of voters are concerned the machines are not fully secure or reliable. They point to controversies in Ireland, the Netherlands and the hotly disputed 2000 US presidential vote.