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Friday, September 28, 2007

BENT SPEAR: Were Missing Nukes Head for Iran

According to Wayne Madsen the story about six Air Force nukes that went 'missing' on Aug. 30th, the story first broke by Military Times here and discussed on the Daily Kos here, the so-called BENT SPEAR story, is just the tip of a very chilling conspiracy. According to WMR these nukes were headed for Iran. They were to be used in a massive U.S. air strike against Iran set to coincide with the September 6th Israeli air strike on Syria. The U.S. part in these plans was derailed by push back with in the Air Force and the U.S. Intelligence community, the BENT SPEAR story is just what bubbled to the surface in the Media. Wayne Madsen writes:

Air Force refused to fly weapons (nukes) to Middle East theater [FREE]
By Wayne Madsen Sept. 24, 2007 Author's website


WMR has learned from U.S. and foreign intelligence sources that the B-52 transporting six stealth AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missiles, each armed with a W-80-1 nuclear warhead, on August 30, were destined for the Middle East via Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

However, elements of the Air Force, supported by U.S. intelligence agency personnel, successfully revealed the ultimate destination of the nuclear weapons and the mission was aborted due to internal opposition within the Air Force and U.S. Intelligence Community.

Yesterday, the Washington Post attempted to explain away the fact that America's nuclear command and control system broke down in an unprecedented manner by reporting that it was the result of "security failures at multiple levels." It is now apparent that the command and control breakdown, reported as a BENT SPEAR incident to the Secretary of Defense and White House, was not the result of a command and control chain-of-command "failures" but the result of a revolt and push back by various echelons within the Air Force and intelligence agencies against a planned U.S. attack on Iran using nuclear and conventional weapons.

The Washington Post story on BENT SPEAR may have actually been an effort in damage control by the Bush administration. WMR has been informed by a knowledgeable source that one of the six nuclear-armed cruise missiles was, and may still be, unaccounted for. In that case, the nuclear reporting incident would have gone far beyond BENT SPEAR to a National Command Authority alert known as EMPTY QUIVER, with the special classification of PINNACLE.

Just as this report was being prepared, Newsweek reported that Vice President Dick Cheney's recently-departed Middle East adviser, David Wurmser, told a small group of advisers some months ago that Cheney had considered asking Israel to launch a missile attack on the Iranian nuclear site at Natanz. Cheney reasoned that after an Iranian retaliatory strike, the United States would have ample reasons to launch its own massive attack on Iran. However, plans for Israel to attack Iran directly were altered to an Israeli attack on a supposed Syrian-Iranian-North Korean nuclear installation in northern Syria.

WMR has learned that a U.S. attack on Iran using nuclear and conventional weapons was scheduled to coincide with Israel's September 6 air attack on a reputed Syrian nuclear facility in Dayr az-Zwar, near the village of Tal Abyad, in northern Syria, near the Turkish border. Israel's attack, code named OPERATION ORCHARD, was to provide a reason for the U.S. to strike Iran. The neo- conservative propaganda onslaught was to cite the cooperation of the George Bush's three remaining "Axis of Evil" states -- Syria, Iran, and North Korea -- to justify a sustained Israeli attack on Syria and a massive U.S. military attack on Iran.

WMR has learned from military sources on both sides of the Atlantic that there was a definite connection between Israel's OPERATION ORCHARD and BENT SPEAR involving the B-52 that flew the six nuclear- armed cruise missiles from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota to Barksdale. There is also a connection between these two events as the Pentagon's highly-classified PROJECT CHECKMATE, a compartmented U.S. Air Force program that has been working on an attack plan for Iran since June 2007, around the same time that Cheney was working on the joint Israeli-U.S. attack scenario on Iran.

PROJECT CHECKMATE was leaked in an article by military analyst Eric Margolis in the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper, the Times of London, is a program that involves over two dozen Air Force officers ...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Bill O'Reilly on the Fascist DailyKos [Video]

FYI: On Monday's Talking Points Fox News Billy O'Reilly starts out talking about the fascist Ahmadinejad and ends up talking about the fascist Daily Kos. Obviously Ahmadinejad is a fascist because Bush needs to attack Iran next and what better way to vilify the leader of a country you want to make war on than to compare him to Hitler? But what makes the Daily Kos fascist? Is it just because everyone is not signing up for the next war?

I also love the hypocrisy of O'Reilly and these other right wing nuts when they jump on Ahmadinejad for his homophobic denial and in the same commentary they jump on Bollinger for not letting ROTC on Columbia's campus, never mentioning that it's ROTC's homophobic attitudes that are keeping it off the campus.

Bill Clinton Rips GOP, Defends MoveOn [Video]

This is the best thing I've seen Bill do in a while. He can really be quite good when he get his blood up. In an interview on CNN's Anderson Coopers 360 Bill Clinton gripped into the Republicans for their hypocrisy in attacking the MoveOn.org Petraaus ad.

I could give you a transcript or a description but here's the video:

Monday, September 24, 2007

Ahmadinejad @ Columbia: the Video

No wonder those that are beating the war drums against Iran didn't want Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak any place American might hear him. Thanks to Columbia University and CPAN he was heard by many. He sounds entirely too reasonable. Hearing his own word doesn't help the cause of demonizing him as a madman and the most recent Hitler. This is someone we definitely should be talking to. so in the interest of promoting peace and knowledge, I present these short excerpts from his talk at Columbia University today.
Excerpts for Ahmadinejad Speech


Excerpts from Q & A


Friday, September 21, 2007

Fox News: The Mark Fuhrman Tapes

I am so sick of a Media that subjects us to 'OJ II' while Blackwater declares hunting season in Iraq. I find it absolutely outrageous that Fox News hires the likes of Mark Fuhrman as a commentator. Since we all are being subjected to this crap, I thought it was a good time to remind the world just what type of person Mark Fuhrman is and just what sort of lowlifes the LAPD and Fox News are willing to associate with. Here's a little video I put together to honor the Jenna Six.



The Fuhrman Tapes: Race and the LAPD


I think the Fuhrman revelations, especially the taped interviews he had with Laura McKinny between 1985-1994, were the most important thing to come out of the whole sorry Simpson trial saga. They revealed not a rogue policeman, which is how the Media tried to play it, but a rogue and very racist LAPD. Note Fuhrman's words "We were tight. I mean we could have murdered people and got away with it. We were tight. We all knew what to say. " It revealed an LAPD where the most outspoken racists were tolerated and even encouraged, the most offensive terms were generally used to refer to Black people. It showed a group of cops that regularly arrested people on false charges, fabricated evidence and committed brutality and even murder under color of authority. He didn't have to hide what they were doing. There was no Serpico around. He could be very open about it, even to the point of bragging about his exploits to the screen writer.
The Mark Fuhrman Tapes + Enhanced Version




The trial was broadcast by CNN, and that is when I had a chance to record these tapes. While they [transcripts] were played in court before the judge, they were never heard by the jury. They were never heard by most trial watchers either, thanks to suppression by the Media. I don't believe they were ever replayed substantially on TV after that morning court session. Even during the initial broadcast, CNN would generally be live through the boring procedural stuff and then run a bunch of commercials when the court got back to the tapes, so the public never got to hear much of it the first time. By the evening news cycle they had completely cleaned it up. A few of the tamer Fuhrman quotes were played and the myth was propagated that the whole dust up was simply that Mark had used the N-word and lied about it.

Not hardly! The heart of his evidence was not the "words", N or otherwise, it was the "sticks and stones." He bragged of committing murder in one of those interviews, and yes Virginia, there is a body. The Police departments own cover up, I mean follow up, MARK FUHRMAN TASK FORCE after the Simpson Trial identified 12 incidents from the tapes that they could connect to actual events, and they weren't even trying.

These tapes gave us a rare window into the real workings of the LAPD. This is a very good thing. This stuff came out in the Simpson trial because he had enough money to properly investigated the police that were investigating him, and because for a decade Fuhrman had the arrogance to commit his crimes to tape. The fact that they came out in the context of the Simpson trial was used to obscure them, but they should have been socially much more important than the verdict on OJ himself. They involved the accusation of misuse of violence, not by one man on one night, but by a state institution of thousands specifically entrusted with a monopoly on violence over a period of decades. Not only was the jury justified in finding 'reasonable doubt' in Fuhrman's story of how he found the bloody glove, every person that Fuhrman had a hand in sending to jail in the preceding decade should have gotten a new trial as well.

So for 13 years it has been on my very long 'to do" list to extract some essence from this generally very boring 6 hour VHS tape and put it in some modern electronic form, if for no other reason than to fill a void. While you may Google transcripts of the Fuhrman tapes at a number of places, I have not found any place on the Internet with actual bits of the audio before this and this stuff has to be heard to have the full impact it deserves. So now the Media is on another Simpson diversion and Fox News has the nerve to put Mark Fuhrman front and center as a respectable commentator. So I figure what better time to take this off my to do list. This one is a little better than the first one I posted.

You know it's just possible that OJ is guilty and the police planted the evidence. They're not above planting evidence on a suspect they know to be guilty.