Tuesday, November 30, 2010

WikiLeaks Has Said It Holds Bank of America Documents; Bank of America Stock Falls 3%

From Bloomberg.

By David Mildenberg

Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who told Forbes magazine that he’ll release documents from a U.S. bank next year, said in 2009 that his group had a hard drive from a Bank of America Corp. executive.

“We are sitting on 5GB from Bank of America, one of the executive’s hard drives,” Assange said in the Oct. 9, 2009, interview with Computerworld magazine, referring to five gigabytes of data. “To have impact it needs to be easy for people to dive in and search and get something out of it.”

WikiLeaks plans to release “either tens or hundreds of thousands of documents depending on how you define it,” Assange said in a Nov. 11 interview with Forbes, declining to identify the bank from which the documents came. He said the release would occur early next year and would include “some flagrant violations, unethical practices.”...

Google Shuts Down Alex Jones Youtube Channel, Cites Wikileaks Collateral Murder Video As Reason

From Prison Planet.

...Google-owned You Tube yesterday moved to freeze the popular Alex Jones Channel, which has well over 100,000 subscribers and has had over 75 million views. You Tube made a spurious claim that the channel had violated “community guidelines” by posting a segment from the infamous Wikileaks Apache footage, when the footage is in fact posted in greater length on hundreds of other You Tube channels, including Al Jazeera, Russia Today and CBS News.

Wikileaks Is Targeting a Major US Bank

From CNBC.

While the leaked diplomatic cables published this week by Wikileaks have been roiling the global political scene, bank executives should be on guard. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange just announced that he has a trove of documents revealing unethical behavior at one of the largest banks in the US.

In an interview with Forbes, Assange declined to name the bank. But he hinted at it's identity. It is one of the biggest banks in the country. It still exists—ruling out Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch or Lehman Brothers.

That leaves us with a handful of candidates: Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs.

Assange says he has tens of thousands of documents showing an "ecosystem of corruption." The publication will prompt investigations and reforms, according to Assange.

I also recommend reading the full interview with Assange in Forbes.

Why Does the FBI Orchestrate Fake Terror Plots?

From Prison Planet.

Paul Craig Roberts
Nov 30, 2010

Why does the FBI orchestrate fake terror plots?
The latest one snared Osman Mohamud, a Somali-American teenager in Portland, Oregon. The Associated Press report by William Mall and Nedra Pickler (11-27-10) is headlined in Yahoo News: “Somali-born teen plotted car-bombing in Oregon.”
This is a misleading headline as the report makes it clear that it was a plot orchestrated by federal agents. Two sentences into the news report we have this: “The bomb was an elaborate fake supplied by the [FBI] agents and the public was never in danger, authorities said.”
The teenager was supplied with a fake bomb and a fake detonator...


See Also: FBI Baits Bronx Man To Commit Terror With Liver Transplant For Dying Brother

Monday, November 29, 2010

Meanwhile back in America...

It's Black Friday...go get those video games fast!

From Prison Planet.

Will it be like this in another few years?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Der Spiegel: For U.S. Leaked Cables are "no less than a political meltdown."

From Spiegel Online.

The leak of over 250,000 American diplomatic cables could prove highly embarrassing for the US State Department. The documents reveal what US diplomats really think of other countries, and their worldview is incredibly dark at times. Relations with several countries are likely to suffer as a result.

US diplomats asked to spy: WikiLeaks

From AFP.

WASHINGTON — The United States has ordered its diplomats to play a larger intelligence role by performing espionage work like obtaining the credit card and frequent flyer numbers of foreign dignitaries, according to leaked US documents published Sunday.
Secret cables -- leaked by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks and published in newspapers including the New York Times and The Guardian in Britain -- reveal that US State Department personnel are asked to glean highly personal information from UN officials and key players from countries around the world.
The cables alluding to work usually associated with the Central Intelligence Agency and other spy bodies were sent to embassies in Africa, the Middle East, eastern Europe, Latin America and the US mission to the United Nations.
For example, a classified directive sent to US diplomats under US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's name in July last year sought technical details about the communications systems used by top UN officials, The Guardian said.
These included passwords and personal encryption keys used in private and commercial networks for official communications, it reported.
The New York Times said that one cable signed by Clinton sought "biographic and biometric information on ranking North Korean diplomats" from US diplomats at the US mission to the United Nations in New York.
The Guardian said the directive also sought intelligence on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's "management and decision-making style and his influence on the secretariat."
Washington also asked for credit card numbers, email addresses, phone, fax and pager numbers and even frequent-flyer account numbers for UN officials, the British daily added...

Secret US Embassy Cables

The Wikileaks website is now showing the Secret US Embassy Cables with a search utility to sort through them. A good Sunday night activity.

From Wikileaks

Wikileaks began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into US Government foreign activities.

The cables, which date from 1966 up until the end of February this year, contain confidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington DC. 15,652 of the cables are classified Secret.

The embassy cables will be released in stages over the next few months. The subject matter of these cables is of such importance, and the geographical spread so broad, that to do otherwise would not do this material justice.

The cables show the extent of US spying on its allies and the UN; turning a blind eye to corruption and human rights abuse in "client states"; backroom deals with supposedly neutral countries; lobbying for US corporations; and the measures US diplomats take to advance those who have access to them.

This document release reveals the contradictions between the US’s public persona and what it says behind closed doors – and shows that if citizens in a democracy want their governments to reflect their wishes, they should ask to see what’s going on behind the scenes.

Every American schoolchild is taught that George Washington – the country’s first President – could not tell a lie. If the administrations of his successors lived up to the same principle, today’s document flood would be a mere embarrassment. Instead, the US Government has been warning governments -- even the most corrupt -- around the world about the coming leaks and is bracing itself for the exposures.

The full set consists of 251,287 documents, comprising 261,276,536 words (seven times the size of "The Iraq War Logs", the world's previously largest classified information release).

The cables cover from 28th December 1966 to 28th February 2010 and originate from 274 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions.

US cables leak sparks global diplomatic crisis; Saudi Donors Main Financiers of Al-Qaeda

At least some of the Wikileaks cables are out.

From The Guardian.

Classified embassy dispatches reveal Saudi king pressed US for military action on Iran and Washington used diplomats to spy on UN

From The New York Times.

Saudi Donors remain the chief financiers of Sunni militant groups like Al Qaeda

Saturday, November 27, 2010

California Dreaming.

From Economic Voice.

An interesting discussion between Max Keiser and Bregtje Van Der Haak.

TSA Making People Drop Their Pants

From Prison Planet.

U.S. warns Britain over new WikiLeaks revelations that will 'expose corruption between allies'

From MailOnline.

David Cameron was warned last night by America that damaging secrets of the ‘special relationship’ are about to be laid bare.
The U.S. ambassador to London made an unprecedented personal visit to Downing Street to warn that whistleblower website WikiLeaks is about to publish secret assessments of what Washington really thinks of Britain.
The website is on the verge of revealing almost 3million documents, including thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables sent to Washington from the American embassy in London.
The bombshell leak is thought to include U.S. assessments of Gordon Brown’s personality and his prospects of winning the General Election, and secret discussions on the return of the Lockerbie bomber to Libya.
Assessments of David Cameron’s election chances and his private assurances to U.S. officials may also be included, Government sources believe.
They fear they will emerge on Sunday in co-ordinated releases in newspapers in Britain, Germany and America.
The British government is so worried that last night it issued a D-Notice, warning that publishing the secrets could compromise national security...

There are fears of even the most apparently trivial secrets being hugely damaging.
One British official said they feared that mutual American and British contempt for the French would emerge.
‘Moaning about the French was practically a sport,’ he said...

However, according to the UK-based Arabic daily newspaper al-Hayat, the WikiLeaks release includes documents that show Turkey has helped Al Qaeda in Iraq - an extraordinary revelation which could kill off the country’s hopes of joining the EU...

The Washington Post reported that the files will contain allegations that the U.S. has supported the PKK, a Kurdish rebel organization that has been waging a separatist war against Turkey since 1984...

Friday, November 26, 2010

UK's MI6 'blamed for bringing in Taliban imposter' for talks

From Afghanistan News.

Britain's external intelligence agency MI6 is said to have brought in the fake Taliban commander touted as key to resolving the conflict in Afghanistan.

According to The Telegraph, the British intelligence service is said to have spent a year nurturing and paying a man claiming to be Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, one of the most senior commanders of the Taliban.

They are said to have paid him at least 100,000 dollars and flown him to meetings with Afghan officials in an attempt to broker a deal between the government and the insurgents.

Eventually an Afghan who knew the real Mansour revealed their mistake but the man was allowed to return to Pakistan, reports said. (ANI)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

9/11 Witness/Survivor Murdered with Freemason Sword

UPDATE: Police refused to enter building for nearly an hour despite cries of help from victim...also confirmation of 9/11 connection from Atlanta Examiner, Yahoo , and also News 6

This is the headline:

From The Washington Post.

Michael Brea allegedly killed mother with Freemason sword

The fact that I found interesting is this one:

From Kellyworldnews

Yannick Brea was a hotel worker who survived the 9/11 attacks, leaving her job at the World Trade Center Marriott before the twin towers collapsed, neighbors said.

Or from the Daily Mail:

Brea's mother had apparently worked at the Marriott at the World TradeCenter.
But the slain woman did not work again after the hotel was destroyed in the September 11 terrorist attacks neighbours said.

That, and then of course in combination with this:

Brea's aunt said her nephew had attended a Freemasons meeting in Brooklyn on Monday and it was reported that is where he got the sword from.
But it is now being claimed he belonged to an unsanctioned 'clandestine' group which is not governed by the official Freemasons body.
'There are groups out there in Brooklyn and elsewhere that call themselves Freemasons but they are not recognized by the Grand Lodge of the State of New York,' according to an official from one of Brooklyn’s two recognised lodges, neither of which had a meeting Monday night.
'Anyone who knows the rituals can go and say "I’m going to form a lodge." But they are not recognised. They are called clandestine,' the official said today.

UK student protests turn violent, crowds smash police bus in London

Unlike the apathetic American youth who proudly display their American flags in their apartments and have better things to do then protest and get arrested, the youth of England actually expect their government to do something more for them then just send them to senseless wars. The result? A little anarchy in the UK.

From Russia Today.

Sarah Palin: 'We've got to stand with our North Korean allies'

No really, she's really really smart. Don't let the liberal media convince you otherwise.

From The Guardian.

Sarah Palin never claimed she could see Russia from her house – that was Tina Fey – but she went one better on Glenn Beck's radio show in discussing the tensions in the Korean Peninsula and saying: "We've got to stand with our North Korean allies".

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Taliban Leader in Secret Talks Was an Impostor

Oh what have we here? No mention however in the Pentagon-loyal New York Times that our military or intelligence agencies could have also had a hand in the creation of this phony adversary and bargaining partner.

From The New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — For months, the secret talks unfolding between Taliban and Afghan leaders to end the war appeared to be showing promise, if only because of the appearance of a certain insurgent leader at one end of the table: Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, one of the most senior commanders in the Taliban movement.

But now, it turns out, Mr. Mansour was apparently not Mr. Mansour at all. In an episode that could have been lifted from a spy novel, United States and Afghan officials now say the Afghan man was an impostor, and high-level discussions conducted with the assistance of NATO appear to have achieved little.

“It’s not him,” said a Western diplomat in Kabul intimately involved in the discussions. “And we gave him a lot of money.”

I wonder how many other "terror adversaries" are also imposters? Probably most of them. War is a racket. See below.

See Also: The New York Times Continues To Use The Dubious "Zabiullah Mujahid" As Convenient Source For Anti-Wikileaks Propaganda

See Also: The Terrorist Leaders Who Die, And Are Captured, And Die Again

See Also: New York Times Admits Mumbai Terror Plotter Was U.S. Intelligence Asset

See Also: Afghans Believe US Is Funding Taliban

See Also: Al-Qaeda Mastermind Invited To Pentagon After 9/11

See Also: With Incredible Gall FBI Admits Osama Bin Laden Photo Made to Look Like War Critic Spanish MP

See Also: Former CIA Officials Admit TO Faking Bin Laden Video

See Also: The Strange Tale Of Azzam the American

See Also: Times Square Bomber Had Pakistani Army, U.S. Embassy Connections

See Also: Nato contractors 'attacking own vehicles' in Pakistan

World edgy on Korea, Russia sees "colossal danger"

From Reuters.

(Reuters) - Major powers expressed concern or alarm at North Korea's shelling of a South Korean island on Monday.

Among North Korea's neighbors, Russia said it saw a "colossal danger" of an escalation in fighting on the Korean peninsula and China said it was imperative to resume six-party talks aimed at ending the north's nuclear weapons program.

Lords stunned by Tory peer's IRA funding claim

A member of the House of Lords laundered money for terrorists and the Bank of England? Should I be surprised?

From The Independent.

A conservative "working" peer has made an astonishing claim that he handled billions of pounds of terrorist funds at the behest of the Bank of England during his business career, with the IRA as his "biggest client".

North Korea Attacks South Korea Yellow Sea Island, South Korea On Highest Non-Wartime Alert In Response, USDJPY Goes Parabolic new

From Zerohedge

Update: South Korea has scrambled F-16 jets to its west coast.

It is time to see just how much WWIII is priced into this market. WSJ reports that the Koreas may have just crossed the line:"North Korea fired artillery at South Korea's Yeonpyeong island in the Yellow Sea off the countries' west coast Tuesday afternoon, setting houses on fire. South Korea returned fire, according to residents on the island speaking on South Korea's YTN television network. A spokesman for South Korea's joint chief of staff confirmed the exchange but didn't have details except to say "scores of rounds" were fired by the North." The response: S. Korean military says it is on highest non-wartime alert after the North's shelling of island.

Warrant for WikiLeaks founder condemned

From The Financial Times.

Mark Stephens, a UK-based lawyer for Mr Assange, accused Swedish prosecutors of an “ambush” after ignoring his client’s offers to co-operate. “I’ve worked with third world countries and authoritarian regimes where there has been more of an attempt at a fair process,” he told the Financial Times...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Best U2 Video In Years...(not by them though)

From Max Keiser.

WikiLeaks: New release 7 times size of Iraq logs

From AP

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks' next release will be seven times the size of the Iraq war logs, already the biggest leak in U.S. intelligence history, the website said Monday.
The organization made the announcement in a brief message posted to its followers on Twitter, giving no information about the content of the coming release or its exact timing — although it did refer to "the coming months" in a separate tweet sent about an hour later.
Although the website has been spilling secrets for years, WikiLeaks shot to international prominence this year with a three leaks. One exposed a classified U.S. helicopter video that appears to show an attack on two Reuters employees and other civilians. The second made public 77,000 ground-level U.S. intelligence files covering the war in Afghanistan. The third put out 400,000 more such files exposing the daily grind of attacks, detentions and interrogations in Iraq.
Although it isn't clear what WikiLeaks is planning to release next, it allegedly has a huge cache of classified U.S. State Department cables whose publication could give a behind-the-scenes look at American diplomacy around the world...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Members of Congress Exempt From TSA AIT Full Body Scanners

From Prison Planet.

Eric Calouro
Nov 21, 2010
We’ve tried really hard to stay away from the increasingly popular TSA AIT full body scanners topic, and for a good reason. Personally, I don’t mind the use of them on myself, but I can see why many folks feel like it’s a violation of their privacy. To a certain extent it is.
What’s motivating me to publish this post is the fact that you ought to know why this topic isn’t resonating as much as we would like it to with Congressional members. So, why isn’t it a big issue with our Congressmen and Congresswomen? Could it be the fact that they’re, say, exempt from TSA screening? You betcha...

Quantitative Easing Explained

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Towards A Real History of the Last 50 Years In America...

For many, this is old information, but perhaps it is useful to take a look again at the view that is emerging of the last 50 years of the USA.

A deathbed confession of former CIA agent E. Howard Hunt reveals that indeed members of the covert CIA assassination squad Operation 40 were involved in the "Big Event" which was the killing of JFK.

The same individuals were again involved in the Watergate break-in. According to CIA sniper team spotter Frank Sturgis "the reason we burglarized the Watergate was because Nixon was interested in stopping news leaking relating to the photos of our role in the assassination of President John Kennedy."

Besides Nixon, also Georg H.W. Bush, recently awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Obama*, was according to many researchers in Dallas at the time of the JFK assassination, was working for the CIA, and had connections to George de Mohrenschildt who is considered by many to be the CIA handler of Oswald. In de Mohrenschildt's address book was also found the phone number for H.W. Bush.

According to many investigators George H.W. Bush was also involved in Iran-Contra as "North’s diary shows Bush at the first planning meeting on August 6, 1985." Additionally, Hinkley who shot Reagan was the son of a friend of H.W. Bush.

And finally, Operation 40 can even be linked to 9/11, as ex-Operation 40 member Porter Goss "was meeting with General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of Pakistan’s ISI and 9-11 financier, on 9-11."

We also know the Bush family had strong ties to the Bin Laden family, Osama Bin Laden of course the arch enemy often put forward as the culprit behind 9/11. The board of directors of the security firm for the Twin Towers, Securacom(Stratesec) had two Bush family members on it as well, Marvin Bush and Wirt Walker III. Building 7, a 47 story skyscraper was the third building to mysteriously collapse in seconds on 9/11, although it wasn't hit by an airplane. It housed the largest CIA office outside of Langely, as well as an office of the Secret Service, two organizations intimately involved in the assassination of JFK. Of course we all know who was President when 9/11 took place, and who quietly read a children's book as the towers fell killing thousands.

This is just a little information. Hopefully one day someone will be able to write a thousand page history book on the crimes and corruption of a few of these individuals and end the lie of a history which we now live under.

*Interestingly Warren Buffett, who also recently received a Medal of Freedom from Obama, on 9/11 "was reportedly at his home in Omaha, Nebraska watching TV when he heard about the terrorist attacks. He was getting ready to host his "last annual golf charity event" which just happened to be at the U.S. Strategic Command headquarters located at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha. Offutt AFB is, coincidentally, where President G. W. Bush flew to on Air Force One later in the day for "safety." This early golf charity event hosted by Mr. Buffett was to include celebrities, professional athletes, and a small group of business leaders in which one of these business leaders became a very lucky person.

This very lucky person was Ann Tatlock, the CEO of Fiduciary Trust Co. International. Now what made Mrs. Tatlock such a lucky person for being invited to this charity event that morning? Mrs. Tatlock not only works in the World Trade Center, but her offices were right where Flight 175 crashed into the South WTC Tower. She was escorted by military officers to an officer's lounge with TV to watch it happen." From Killtown.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Jesse Ventura to air JFK assassination deathbed confession

Update: Here are the youtube links for the show. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

On TruTV tonight at 10pm EST...

From Prison Planet.

Aaron Dykes
November 19, 2010

In the next episode of the hard-hitting second season of Conspiracy Theory, former Governor Jesse Ventura will take on what he has long regarded as the most significant event of his generation and the 60s era– the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The program will air this Friday, Nov. 19 at 10 PM EST / 9 PM CST, just days before the 47th anniversary of the iconic president’s death. But TruTV will air more than just memories and heated debate about the grassy knoll. For the first time ever on television, viewers will witness, at last, a confession in one of the most-controversial murders in all of history.

A “major figure” from recent U.S. history admits to involvement in the plot in an audio tape that will blow audiences away. The source names names, and Lee Harvey Oswald isn’t on the list. According to the show’s producers, Ventura’s team has even established new evidence that suggests the individuals allegedly involved in the assassination have powerful ties that even go as high as former President and former CIA director George H. W. Bush. Is this the key at last to why the media has been so reluctant to admit that someone else was shooting at Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963?

Germans Admit Namibia 'Bomb' Was Only a 'Security Test.'

From The Local.

A suspected bomb intercepted in Namibia that was to be put on a Munich-bound charter plane was only a US-made dummy used to test security checks, Germany's interior minister said Friday.

NYC Legislators Seek Ban On Full Body Scanners In New York

From Prison Planet.

New York — Today on the steps of City Hall, Councilman David G. Greenfield was joined by Council Members Gale Brewer, Fernando Cabrera, Debi Rose, Robert Jackson, Jumaane Williams, and Brad Lander in support of legislation that would ban the use of full body scanners in New York City, including New York’s two airports – JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. The Council Members were also joined by privacy expert Marc Rotenberg, a professor of law at Georgetown University and President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), who is leading a lawsuit to suspend the deployment of body scanners at US airports, pending an independent review.

More Hot Water For Phil Falcone? Company Once Linked To Kennedy Assassination Reveals Informal Investigation Of Harbinger Trades

Obama just gave the Medal of Freedom to the man who helped out with the Bay of Pigs, Iran-Contra and might have had a hand in the assassination of JFK, and 9/11. Think about that.

From Zerohedge.

As if the recent scandals surrounding Harbinger's redemptions, his money withdrawals from a locked up fund, and his pledging of artwork to procure a loan for a mysterious capital need were not enough, next we read courtesy of Matt Goldstein that Phil Falcone is also facing an informal probe in the fund's "investments and trading in securities of particular issuers." What is very curious is that Harbinger Group was once the very infamous Zapata Corp, which has been implicated in everything from the Kennedy assassination, to the Bay of Pigs, to Watergate, to Iran Contra! While we will ignore any possible link between Falcone and the Bushes (not to mention the CIA), we will point out that Phil Falcone is chairman and CEO of the current iteration of Zapata, and that Harbinger Inc and Harbinger Capital Partners are intimately tied. And this is where the real problems arise.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Police Now Staking Out California Airports to Catch TSA Gropers

From Prison Planet.

Kurt Nimmo
Prison Planet.com
November 18, 2010

Appearing on the Alex Jones Show today, current chief deputy DA and incoming DA of San Mateo County Steve Wagstaffe said his office will prosecute TSA employees who engage in lewd and lascivious behavior while conducting Homeland Security mandated patdowns at the San Francisco International Airport in San Mateo County.

4409 -- Porn addict applies at TSA

Airport staff 'exposed woman's breasts, laughed'

From The Australian.

A WOMAN is suing over an incident where airport staff allegedly pulled down her top and joked about her breasts in public view.

The 23-year-old traveller, from Amarillo, US, is suing the US Government for the emotional distress she says the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents caused.

Tough on Chavez, Soft on the American Druglords.

From Madcow Morning News.

Why did Obama Appoint Bush holdover Michele Leonhart to head the DEA?

Nov 18 2010
by Daniel Hopsicker

In a much-criticized move, Acting DEA administrator Michele Leonhart spent more than $123,000 to charter a private jet, instead of one of the DEA’s own 106 planes, to fly to Colombia two years ago.

The level of disapproval would have been even higher if it had been known that the DEA chartered the jet from a contractor with a major investment in a shell company in Florida that owned a DC9 caught carrying 5.5 tons of cocaine in Mexico...

Exposed: Michael Chertoff's junk

From BrasscheckTV.com

Ron Paul Unleashes On TSA: “Enough Is Enough”

From Prison Planet.

In perhaps his most impassioned and irate speech to date, Congressman Ron Paul unleashed a tirade of vilification at the TSA and their security procedures that have stoked nationwide outrage, stating “enough is enough” as he introduced new legislation that would open the way for TSA employees to be sued for groping Americans or putting them through dangerous naked body scanners, preventing travelers ‘from being treated like cattle’...

Kick The Bums Out: Airport Says Goodbye To TSA Screeners

From Prison Planet.

The backlash continues over those new TSA screening measures, and now one Central Florida airport has decided to go with a private security screening firm.
Orlando Sanford International Airport has decided to opt out from TSA screening...

TSA Gropes Woman's Vagina

From Prison Planet and Our LIttle Chatterboxes.

I have an incident to share that occurred late Friday afternoon, November 12, 2010, around 5:15 in the Dayton International Airport...

Rockefeller Would Like To Take FOX, MSNBC Off Air

Faith in our government Herr Rockefeller? Why should we have faith in lying corrupt power hungry control freak scumbags like you?

Not that I really like Fox or MSNBC, but I can imagine what "Rockefeller" news would be like.

From Real Clear Politics.

SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-WV): "There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: 'Out. Off. End. Goodbye.' It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future."

Obama The Ultra-Traitor Honors H.W. Bush.

Listen to the level of high quality BS being pumped out here by the leader of the corrupt world.

From Bloomberg.

Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, former President George H.W. Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be among this year’s recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced today.

“These outstanding honorees come from a broad range of backgrounds and they’ve excelled in a broad range of fields, but all of them have lived extraordinary lives that have inspired us, enriched our culture, and made our country and our world a better place,” President Barack Obama said in a statement.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dem Dismisses Groin Searches as 'Love Pats'

Besides calling disgusting body searches "love pats" idiot Dem. Senator Claire McCaskill presents a form of idiot-propaganda when she states "'damned if you do, damned if you don't' situation, because people would be hopping mad at TSA if Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab had succeeded."

Only a lonely thinking person might actually notice that TSA DID NOTHING TO STOP THE CHRISTMAS BOMBER. NOTHING. ZERO. His pants didn't explode. Passengers interfered. That's more then one can say about the government who purposely didn't revoke the bomber's visa and may have even helped him on the plane.

Dear Senator, I hope the TSA sticks their grubby hands in your stale groin.

From Fox News.

Transportation Safety Administration chief John Pistole and several senators from both parties defended the new, enhanced airport security screening procedures as necessary in the face of a persistent and evolving terrorist threat in a hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

Pistole, calm and confident in the face of an increasing public outcry against the procedures, talked extensively about the repercussions of last year's attempted Christmas Day bombing being the impetus for the enhanced screenings before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, TSA's oversight committee.

"We know the terrorists' intent is still there," Pistole testified. "We are using technology and protocols to stay ahead of the threat and keep you safe. (Several near-misses by terrorists on airplane bombings) got through security because we were not being thorough enough in our pat-downs."

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri said prior to Pistole's testimony that she believed TSA was in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation, because people would be hopping mad at TSA if Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab had succeeded. She went on to say the new advanced imaging technology--which has caused uproar because of its leave-no-secrets imaging and potential health risks--is more of a blessing than a curse.

"I'm wildly excited that I can walk through a machine instead of getting my dose of love pats," Sen. McCaskill said.

Investigate Michael Chertoff for fraud and corruption

From Brasschecktv.com

Chertoff ordered the full-body scanners
when he was Homeland Security head
Now he profits from them

Rep John Duncan, Tennessee stands up
against government corruption

Michael Chertoff supervised the "relief efforts" in New Orleans after the levee failures.

He managed the investigation of 9/11.

Now he's helping railroad the full-body X-ray machines he ordered BEFORE the so-called "underwear bomber" incident into US airports - and getting paid for it.

He needs to see the inside of a courtroom and, if there is justice, a jail cell too.

Who is responsible for this travesty?

1. Michael Chertoff for reasons stated above
2. John Pistole - Head of the TSA
3. Janet Napolitano - Head of Homeland Security
4. Barack Obama (ak Barry Soetoro) - Napolitano's boss
5. Every US Congressperson who has not personally gone on record to defend Americans and other US travels from these assaults

Hats off to Representative Duncan for being a lone voice speaking on behalf of travelers, civil rights, and basic sanity.

NACA's Bruce Marks Goes Postal At JPM Crony During Yesterday's Fraudclosure Hearing

From Zerohedge.

Possibly the most incendiary moment of yesterday's fraudclosure hearing in which Bank of America and JP Morgan representatives saw no evil and heard no evil, even as Chris Dodd wanted it over so he can buy no evil with the years of accumulated lobby booty from said banks after his long overdue reign of corruption finally ends, was when the CEO of the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, Bruce Marks, realized he has had enough of the endless lies and goes postal at the appropriately named JPM henchman David Lowman, CEO of Chase Home Lending. After Lowman says that "Chase strongly prefers to work with borrowers to reach a solution that lets them keep their homes" Lowman flips out. Watch the hilarious results here. This video is merely a harbinger of what happens when pent up anger at banker lies overflows. Luckily, this time everything ended peacefully, and to the banks' credit, the voice was promptly silenced. Next time, it won't be so easy...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Crash JP Morgan Buy Silver...

From Max Kaiser.

Protester Being Led Away: "Is this America?"

My Answer: "Yep."

TSA Groin Checks

Find out what happens to a man who says to a TSA "god" that he shouldn't touch his "junk" or be arrested.

Listen to the CNN bullshit artists use the "underwear bomber" as a reason for groin checks. The same "underwear bomber" who was helped on a plane by a mysterious agent and had his visa purposely not revoked by a U.S. intelligence agency. Listen to the bimbo corporate puppet talk about how "groin checks" are necessary. This absurdity is grotesque.

Geraldo Covers WTC Building 7 On Fox. Inside Job/Demolition Theory Considered

Mainstream media breakthrough. Geraldo investigates building 7, it's demolition and the official lies as well as admitting at the end that he is now more "open-minded" concerning 9/11 truth. 9/11 family member, Bob McIlvaine also mentioned on a radio appearance with Alex Jones that Mike Huckabee was backstage and shook his hand and told him how astounded he was.

From Building What?

Deep in the Homeland, TSA Protecting us from Children

God I'm so glad to be an American!

From Prison Planet.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Terminal Value Of The Dollar Is Precisely Zero.

From Marc Faber Blog.

The terminal value of the dollar is precisely zero, the printing cost of bank note that is the intrinsic value of the dollar. But it will not move there right away.

Since the formation of the federal reserve, in 1913, the price of gold has gone up from USD 25/oz to over US 1400/oz, In other words the value of a dollar bill has gone down by 97% in gold terms and it took more than a 100 years. Now the next time the value of the dollar declines by 97% won’t take a 100 years I think it will happen in 10-15 years.

Drug expert claims David Kelly was murdered as he could not have taken overdose

From The Daily Mail and Cryptogon.

Police have been urged to start a murder inquiry into Dr David Kelly’s death following further allegations that he did not commit suicide.
Officers have been told the government scientist could not have taken an overdose of painkillers.
This overdose was found by the original pathologist to be one of the causes of his death.
Dr Andrew Watt, an experienced clinical pharmacologist, says he has told Thames Valley Police it is not possible Dr Kelly could have swallowed more than a ‘safe’ dose of two coproxamol tablets because there was so little in his system after death.
He said: ‘I reported to the Thames force that I believe that the death of Dr Kelly may have been murder. I have received an acknowledgement and they have given me an incident number.

David Christopher Kelly, CMG (14 May 1944 – 17 July 2003) was a British scientist and expert on biological warfare, employed by the British Ministry of Defence, and formerly a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq. He came to public attention in July 2003 when an unauthorised discussion he had off the record with a BBC journalist, Andrew Gilligan—about the British government's dossier on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq— was cited by the journalist and led to a major controversy. Kelly's name became known to the media as Gilligan's source, and he was called to appear on 15 July before the parliamentary foreign affairs select committee, which was investigating the issues Gilligan had reported. Kelly was questioned aggressively about his actions. He was found dead two days later. - Wikipedia

Germany Was Right When It Called Our Financial Policy “Clueless”

From Prison Planet.

It’s never a good thing when another country calls your financial policy clueless. It’s particularly bad if that other country is one of the world’s leading economies, and if it also happens to be right.

US defense spending bringing down an empire

From RT.

With US debt skyrocketing to $13.5 trillion, the rallying cry from Washington is to cut spending. But many politicians refuse to address defense spending.
Defense spending accounts for 58 percent of the discretionary pie, more than a trillion dollars a year all-in, or almost half of what the entire rest of the world spends combined.
With the US relying on countries like China to fund its wars and military bases around the world, even members of the Washington establishment are saying the US is bringing on its own demise as an imperial power through excessive spending it can no longer afford.

9/11 truthers find home in New Hampshire

From RT.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Eye Of Mordor

Iceland Thinks US May Be Spying on Its Citizens

From Newser.

(NEWSER) – All five Nordic nations now suspect the US has been using its embassies to spy on their citizens: Iceland has joined Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland in launching a probe into whether American embassies acted illegally by carrying out surveillance of protesters without permission from national authorities, the BBC reports. Top prosecutors in the countries involved believe the embassies may have violated several laws.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Revolt Against TSA, Daily Beast: Hot Trends

From The Street.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- "Revolt against TSA" is a trending search topic today after Captain Dave Bates, president of the Allied Pilots Association, wrote a letter demanding private security screening for airline pilots.
"There is absolutely no denying that the enhanced pat-down is a demeaning experience. In my view, it is unacceptable to submit to one in public while wearing the uniform of a professional airline pilot," Captain Bates said. "I recommend that all pilots insist that such screening is performed in an out-of-view area to protect their privacy and dignity."

The APA, which is made up of 11,000 American Airlines(AMR) pilots, is also concerned with repeated radiation exposure from airport body imaging scanners.

Mike Cleary, president of the US Airways(LCC) pilots union, shares a similar view on the issue. "Based on currently available medical information," he wrote in a letter to his union members, "frequent exposure to TSA-operated scanner devices may subject pilots to significant health risks."

Wayne Madsen: China Fired Missile Seen In Southern California

From Prison Planet.

China flexed its military muscle Monday evening in the skies west of Los Angeles when a Chinese Navy Jin class ballistic missile nuclear submarine, deployed secretly from its underground home base on the south coast of Hainan island, launched an intercontinental ballistic missile from international waters off the southern California coast. WMR’s intelligence sources in Asia, including Japan, say the belief by the military commands in Asia and the intelligence services is that the Chinese decided to demonstrate to the United States its capabilities on the eve of the G-20 Summit in Seoul and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Tokyo, where President Obama is scheduled to attend during his ten-day trip to Asia.

Max Keiser: "Buy A Silver Coin, Destroy JP Morgan"

From Zerohedge.

Max Keiser shares his brilliantly simple plan to bring down the precious metal manipulation cartel (those two terrific guys, JPM and HSBC who have recently been implicated in an avalanche of lawsuits involving silver price manipulation): "if everyone in America buys a silver coin" (which today costs much less then yesterday courtesy of Jim Cramer's wholehearted, and about 2 years overdue, endorsement of gold last night - a far better contrarian signal than even Goldman's FX desk ever could be), a plan originally proposed by ZH contributor Mike Krieger, "it would crash JP Morgan" presumably as the margin calls result in a cash collateral requirement in the billions of dollars. The premise, of course, is that since there is not nearly enough silver to satisfy demand, it would by definition, result in an explosion in the price of the precious metal.

It will be interesting to see how far this meme carries.

Alex Jones: The Real Pyramid of Power

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Man arrested over blog list of pro-war MPs

From The Independent.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of encouraging an act of terrorism in connection with a website that listed MPs who voted for the Iraq War, police said today.

The man was taken into custody at 9.30am in connection with the internet blog which influenced a student who tried to kill MP Stephen Timms.

Officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit conducted a search of the man's home address in the Dunstall area of Wolverhampton and arrested him under section one of the Terrorism Act 2006, West Midlands Police said.

A police spokeswoman added: "The website is the same one that was in the press last week in connection with stabbing of MP Stephen Timms."

Detective Chief Inspector John Denley said: "We are treating the contents and implications of this blog very seriously, and have taken action this morning to progress our investigation."

Computer and electronic equipment was seized for examination from the suspect's home address, police said.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

9/11 Experiments: The Great Thermate Debate

From 9/11 Blogger.

MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan invites guest to advocate violent revolution

From Raw Story.

MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan drew the ire of conservatives after he asked political cartoonist Ted Rall to explain why a violent revolution is necessary...

"We are here because the US is going to end soon," Rall wrote in his book. "There's going to be an intense, violent, probably haphazard struggle for control. It's going to come down to us versus them. The question is: What are you going to do about it?"

"A war is coming. At stake: our lives, the planet, freedom, living. The government, the corporations, and the extreme right are prepared to coalesce into an Axis of Evil. Are you going to fight back? Will you do whatever it takes, including taking up arms?"

London Students Protest Tripling of University Fees

Colorado Democrats Call for New 9/11 Investigation: An Insider Tells Us How They Did It

From Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth

It’s true! The Democratic Platform for the state of Colorado is the first major party in the US to adopt a resolution for a new investigation into the official story of the events surrounding 9/11.

It started in 2004 when I, a complete novice in political processes, decided to participate in my precinct caucus in order to try to make a difference here in Colorado.1 The night before, I learned that the caucus is also a time to bring policy resolutions for consideration. Hurriedly, I wrote a resolution for a new, independent investigation into 9/11, figuring that here is an opportunity, at least, to educate a few more people. To my surprise, my precinct caucus neighbors voted for it!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Humanitarian Aid Worker: Torture Only Stopped When I Pretended I Was In Al Qaeda

I found this old article as a link from a new article on torture on Washington's Blog, Congratulations, America. Torture Has Led You On a Wild Goose Chase, Destroyed the Rule of Law and Made You Less Safe

From Washington's Blog

Boumediene said it was in his interest to lie to the interrogators, who would reward the detainees if they admitted guilt.

"If I tell my interrogator, I am from Al Qaeda, I saw Osama bin Laden, he was my boss, I help him, they will tell me, 'Oh you are a good man,'" he said. "But if I refuse ? I tell them I'm innocent, never was I terrorist, never never, they tell me. 'You are, you are not cooperating, I have to punch you.'"

Mystery Missle

From CBS

When asked, however, what he thought it might be, the former ambassador said it could possibly have been a missile test timed as a demonstration of American military might as President Obama tours Asia.

"It could be a test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile from a submarine … to demonstrate, mainly to Asia, that we can do that," speculated Ellsworth.

Ellsworth said such tests were carried out in the Atlantic to demonstrate America's power to the Soviets, when there was a Soviet Union, but he doesn't believe an ICBM has previously been tested by the U.S. over the Pacific.

Officially, at least, the projectile remains a mystery missile.

A Recipe for Fascism

I don't agree with everything in this article, but the general idea of it is right on track.

From Truthout

Monday 08 November 2010
by: Chris Hedges | Truthdig | Op-Ed

...More than half of those identified in a poll by the Republican-leaning Rasmussen Reports as “mainstream Americans” now view the tea party favorably. The other half, still grounded in a reality-based world, is passive and apathetic. The liberal class wastes its energy imploring Barack Obama and the Democrats to promote sane measures including job creation programs, regulation as well as criminal proceedings against the financial industry, and an end to our permanent war economy. Those who view the tea party favorably want to tear the governmental edifice down, with the odd exception of the military and the security state, accelerating our plunge into a nation of masters and serfs. The corporate state, unchallenged, continues to turn everything, including human beings and the natural world, into commodities to exploit until exhaustion or collapse.

All sides of the political equation are lackeys for Wall Street. They sanction, through continued deregulation, massive corporate profits and the obscene compensation and bonuses for corporate managers. Most of that money—hundreds of billions of dollars—is funneled upward from the U.S. Treasury. The Sarah Palins and the Glenn Becks use hatred as a mobilizing passion to get the masses, fearful and angry, to call for their own enslavement...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Orwellian Circus: Khadr’s Trial

From Georgiebc

...After the prosecution requested a sentence of 25 years, after the jury were told they could consider the 8 he had already served, after they were told they could consider the fact that he was a child, they came back with a sentence of 40 years more. That’s 48 in total. Not in a prison, in solitary confinement in a torture camp where he is still allowed to be “interrogated”. For a crime the US military themselves said he did not commit until they had to invent a reason for keeping him in prison. For a sentence of 10 years or more, 6 of the 7 jurors had to agree.

At the sentencing of a tortured child to solitary confinement, the widow of the professional killer gave a fist pumping cheer. U!S!A! Fuck Yeah!

But the most perverse thing in this whole trial? This will make the people of the US feel safer. They honestly will...

Is An ATM Cash Shortage Coming?

From Zerohedge

Some potentially troubling news out of ATM land: "I work with a business partner in the [region redacted] . We have combined between us 180 ATM machines that we service, Cash Load. In order to do this we NEED to order the money, 20's only from several banks on a weekly basis. This is a considerable amount weekly, 380k plus. Here is the interesting piece that is developing: In the past several weeks 4 of the MAJOR banks have informed us that they can no longer provide us with the cash for our business."

New York Times Admits Mumbai Terror Plotter Was U.S. Intelligence Asset

I think this is a breakthrough that the article, D.E.A. Deployed Mumbai Plotter Despite Warning, got through the Times' gate keepers. Right in the first paragraph it becomes clear that Headley was released from custody and resumed his role as an informant, being then sent to Pakistan to train with a terror organization.

American authorities sent David C. Headley, a small-time drug dealer and sometime informant, to work for them in Pakistan months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, despite a warning that he sympathized with radical Islamic groups, according to court records and interviews. Not long after Mr. Headley arrived there, he began training with terrorists, eventually playing a key role in the 2008 attacks that left 164 people dead in Mumbai.

Though failing to admit that this all points obviously towards an organized, US intelligence staged, false flag attack in Mumbai, the article at least gets the information out. Remember in many other instances, such as the 93 WTC bombing, it is the informer, the intelligence asset, who carries out the plot. Remember also that the new Al-Qaeda target Awlaki dined in the Pentagon. Remember that Bin Laden himself and many others involved in terror, were known to have worked with our government. Then draw your own conclusions about who the War on Terror really serves.

From The New York Times

WASHINGTON — American authorities sent David C. Headley, a small-time drug dealer and sometime informant, to work for them in Pakistan months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, despite a warning that he sympathized with radical Islamic groups, according to court records and interviews. Not long after Mr. Headley arrived there, he began training with terrorists, eventually playing a key role in the 2008 attacks that left 164 people dead in Mumbai.

The October 2001 warning was dismissed, the authorities said, as the ire of a jilted girlfriend and for lack of proof. Less than a month later, those concerns did not come up when a federal court in New York granted Mr. Headley an early release from probation so that he could be sent to work for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration in Pakistan. It is unclear what Mr. Headley was supposed to do in Pakistan for the Americans...

...An examination of Mr. Headley’s story shows that his government ties ran far deeper and longer than previously known. One senior American official knowledgeable about the case said he believed that Mr. Headley was a D.E.A. informant until at least 2003, meaning that he was talking to American agencies even as he was learning to deal with explosives and small arms in terrorist training camps.

...Mr. Headley, 50, born in the United States to a Pakistani diplomat and Philadelphia socialite, has pleaded guilty in connection with the Mumbai plot and a thwarted attack against a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. As he has many times before, he is cooperating with the authorities, this time hoping to avoid the death penalty. Officials of the D.E.A., which has a long history with Mr. Headley, declined to discuss their relationship with him. The C.I.A. and the F.B.I. said that Mr. Headley had never worked with them. Privately, the agencies point fingers at each other.

...The transcript of a Nov. 16, 2001, probation hearing in federal court in New York shows the government took great pains not to identify which agency was handling Mr. Headley, or whether he worked for more than one.

...American authorities have not disclosed what happened after Mr. Headley resumed his role as an informant. But in December 2001, the same month Mr. Headley departed for Pakistan, the United States designated the Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Taiba as a terrorist organization. Less than two months later — in February 2002 — Mr. Headley began training with the group on “the merits of waging jihad.”

Between 2002 and 2005, Mr. Headley attended at least four additional Lashkar sessions, including training on surveillance and small-arms combat. Then in 2007, he began scouting targets for the group to attack in Mumbai, staying at least twice at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel, and hiring fishermen for private tours of the port that helped him identify where the sea-traveling attackers could land. It is unclear when and why his connections to the United States government ended.

ATMs Crash Across The Country After “Bank Holiday” Warning

From Prison Planet.

Following rumors of a “bank holiday” that could limit or prevent altogether cash withdrawals later this week, Twitter and other Internet forums were raging yesterday about numerous ATMs across the country that crashed in the early hours of Sunday morning, preventing customers from performing basic transactions...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Assange Interview

Norwegian US spy ring that may have monitored WikiLeaks event in Oslo at Grand Hotel, busted

From TV 2

TV 2 revealed Wednesday night that the United States in the deepest secrecy has built up an intelligence group to systematically monitor the Norwegians . TV 2 has identified seven of the total of 15-20 people who have worked for the Americans. But Thursday was TV 2 handed over a list of four additional names from a secret source.

"The United States is in grave danger of losing its way"

From The Telegraph.

Noam Chomsky: No Evidence that Al-Qaeda Carried Out the 9/11 Attacks

From Washington's Blog

Nov 6, 2010
Leading liberal intellectual Noam Chomsky just told Press TV:
“The explicit and declared motive of the [Afghanistan] war was to compel the Taliban to turn over to the United States, the people who they accused of having been involved in World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist acts. The Taliban…they requested evidence…and the Bush administration refused to provide any,” the 81-year-old senior academic made the remarks on Press TV’s program a Simple Question.
“We later discovered one of the reasons why they did not bring evidence: they did not have any.”
The political analyst also said that nonexistence of such evidence was confirmed by FBI eight months later.
“The head of FBI, after the most intense international investigation in history, informed the press that the FBI believed that the plot may have been hatched in Afghanistan, but was probably implemented in the United Arab Emirates and Germany.”
Chomsky added that three weeks into the war, “a British officer announced that the US and Britain would continue bombing, until the people of Afghanistan overthrew the Taliban… That was later turned into the official justification for the war.”
“All of this was totally illegal. It was more, criminal,” Chomsky said...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Financial crash was "engineered", Corr to tell Dundalk talk

Irish musician speaks out about 9/11 and Financial Crash.

From Dundalk Democrat

Published Date: 03 November 2010

By James Rogers
LOCAL musician Jim Corr will bring his Final Meltdown tour, which he hosts along with Ian Crane, to the Lisdoo Bar in Dundalk on Tuesday November 9.

Corr, of local pop act The Corrs, will be speaking about what he refers to as "the end of a once great nation".

Speaking to The Dundalk Democrat about his impending talk in his home town, the 46-year-old said: "I'll be presenting information that I believe is being suppressed by the mainstream media in relation to 9/11 and the engineered financial crash."

Corr says that he believes the implosion of the world economy was "by design" and described it as "predatory economic warfare".

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bernanke Stimulus Means U.S. Shares Lag Europe: Chart of the Day

From Bloomberg.

By Alexis Xydias

Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve’s pledge to buy more assets to shore up the economy is making European equities more lucrative for U.S. investors than domestic stocks...

Dubai cargo plane bomb was on two passenger flights before discovery

Ok, one came first on a passenger plane. This could explain the lack of cargo planes coming from Yemen. But what about the other one? The one which apparently was NOT on a passenger plane first?

Also, what was intended, to blow up a plane? Why send the package on a multiple plane route? And if the bomb was already on several planes, why didn't they detonate it? Why address the bombs to Synagogues in Chicago? Who would be able to read an incinerated package blown up at 30,000 feet?

Also is it common that passenger planes carry cargo? Why then bother screening passenger luggage so carefully if the cargo isn't? It makes sense to offload luggage of passengers who don't show up, but what about all that cargo being sent unaccompanied?

From The Guardian.

Qatar Airways statement comes as Yemen arrests female university student on suspicion of sending two mail bombs

One of the two mail bombs found on US-bound cargo aeroplanes had travelled on two separate passenger flights before being found, a spokesman for Qatar Airways said today.

BuildingWhat? TV Ad Is On The Air Now in New York City

From BuildingWhat.org.

NEW YORK CITY — The NYC Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN) is launching a television ad campaign on Election Day in New York City calling for an investigation into the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7, the third building to collapse on 9-11. Building 7 came down at 5:20 in the afternoon although it had not been hit by an aircraft.