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Wheels of Justice (Update with Related Vid)

clipped from news.scotsman.com

FBI offered me $4m: Lockerbie bomb witness

A WITNESS in the Lockerbie case has claimed he was offered $4 million (£2 million) by American investigators to lie to the trial judges.

Edwin Bollier, head of the Swiss company MEBO that was said to have manufactured the timer used to detonate the Pan Am bomb, claims he was offered the money by the FBI at its Washington HQ in exchange for making a statement that supported the main line of inquiry – that Libya was responsible for the bombing.

He has told Dr Hans Koechler, who was a UN observer during the trial of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi in the Netherlands, that he was offered a “new life” in the United States if he testified that the timer found in the plane wreckage had been supplied to Libya.

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Wheels of Justice (Update with Related Vid)

clipped from news.scotsman.com

FBI offered me $4m: Lockerbie bomb witness

A WITNESS in the Lockerbie case has claimed he was offered $4 million (£2 million) by American investigators to lie to the trial judges.

Edwin Bollier, head of the Swiss company MEBO that was said to have manufactured the timer used to detonate the Pan Am bomb, claims he was offered the money by the FBI at its Washington HQ in exchange for making a statement that supported the main line of inquiry – that Libya was responsible for the bombing.

He has told Dr Hans Koechler, who was a UN observer during the trial of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi in the Netherlands, that he was offered a “new life” in the United States if he testified that the timer found in the plane wreckage had been supplied to Libya.

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A Tool of Western "Intelligence / Propaganda Agencies" Serving the Elite

Update

clipped from susiemadrak.com

The Shock Doctrine

She points out that “the worse things have gotten in Iraq, the more privatized the war becomes. When it wasn’t the cakewalk that they were claiming it would be, the gaps had to be filled somewhere, and how they were filled was by these private contractors. So was this experiment a failure? I think it has taken this project of neoliberalism, of corporatism to an entirely new, more sophisticated and terrifying phase where, really, Iraq isn’t occupied by the United States government, it is a hollow occupation where you have military officials and government officials fronting it, but behind them everything is run by contractors.”

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clipped from thinkprogress.org

Kurtz: Fox News is ‘entitled’ to ‘misinform our society.’

On Wednesday, during an appearance on Glenn Beck’s CNN Headline News show, Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz said that Fox News is “entitled” to be “a cheerleader for the Bush administration” that is “misinforming our society.” Kurtz’s comments came in the context of dismissing the criticisms of MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, who routinely mocks the cable news network. Watch it:

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Blogger Thoughts:

Consider for a moment the predicament of the power Elite in the West:

Throughout the Cold War period, The Soviet Union, Red China, Leftist Dictatorships, and Communism could be used to manipulate the population of “democracies” (and most importantly their Representatives in legislative bodies).

In today’s world, let’s review what is at stake for the elite (how they sustain their power and profits):

1. Unfettered trading (near slave labor)

2. Unimpeded access to natural resources

3, Oligopalistic organization of energy resources (Oil, etc.), as well as throughout the Military Industrial Complex

4. Private profiteering under the aegis of public resource management (private armies, war support, war booty, private ownership of tolling of public highways)

Supporting evidence for #4 above:
*******************************
From: Vicky Davis

NAFTA Super High-Tech Highway

http://www.channelingreality.com/Documents/NAFTA_Superhighway_07.pdf

This is general info on the transportation line of business for Booz Allen.

Booz Allen Hamilton – Expertise in transportation systems

http://www.boozallen.com/capabilities/Industries/transportation/8822123
“In addition to effective planning, resource management, and operational improvements-highway agencies and transportation systems are turning to innovative intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and telematics technologies to help meet stakeholder expectations. ITS encompasses strategies, systems, technologies, and equipment-such as road sensors, closed-circuit cameras, and vehicle locators-to collect weather, congestion, incident, and other data. Telematics refers to systems and equipment built into cars, trucks, and buses that provide location, warning information, and other data that can be used to improve mobility and safety, track vehicles and goods, and even monitor driver performance.”
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Iraqis Order Blackwater out of Iraq — But Will It Leave?

However, it’s unclear how the Interior Ministry would expel Blackwater. Unlike other private U.S. security firms in Iraq, as of May, Blackwater hadn’t registered with the Iraqi government to operate in Iraq. The Coalition Provisional Authority — the now-defunct occupational government — issued a decree in 2004 (pdf) immunizing security contractors from Iraqi prosecution and placing their operations under the jurisdiction of U.S. authorities.

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Walter Pincus teases out this little gem:

A week ago today, Gen. David H. Petraeus started his rounds on Capitol Hill, reporting that security in Iraq was improving to the point that a small number of troops could begin coming home by year’s end.

But 10 days ago, his commanders in Baghdad began advertising for private contractors to work in combat-supply warehouses on U.S. bases throughout Iraq because half the soldiers who had been working in the warehouses were needed for patrols, combat and protection of U.S. forces.

“With the increased insurgent activity, unit supply personnel must continue to pull force protection along with convoy escort and patrol duties,” according to a statement of work that accompanied the Sept. 7 request for bidders from Multi-National Force-Iraq.

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The first rule to understand is to realize that a ‘fair game’, meaning a system where the average John Q. Public understands his interests and is able to use the power of the ballot box is to be stymied at all costs. Of course, methods of voting fraud have been employed for this purpose.

However, the real strategy is much more powerful and effective. The strategy, having been in place since at least 1993, is a matter of bringing the following factors together:

1) Fanatical propaganda related to the alleged fragility of the state of Israel.

2) Mainstream Media consolidation and cooperation with dramatic skewing of what is presented on TV, print media, and of course on the internet.

3) Massive infiltration or complete capture of “governments”. This includes MI5, MI6, CIA, FBI, ……

With the above assets in place, it is a simple matter to create false-flag terror and massive manipulation the population with operations as described in the linked article below.

In many cases the interest of the Middle Eastern Elite (such as Saudi Arabia) have been combined who those of the Western Elite. The Saudi’s need to control the true jihadists among their population. This makes the “War on Terror” a two-fer: create false-flag terrorist events, and fight the real and small threats at the same time.

Mosques in Britain

Supporting Research:
(this is just a start…)

September 2007
Inside the Crevice
By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed; Forward by Detective Superintendent Des Thomas (ex-CID
chief)


Page 59:

These covert operations have facilitated NATO occupation of the Balkans.
Arguably, Anglo-American oil and gas interests play a significant role in the Balkans
strategy. As Gen. Sir Mike Jackson, then commander of NATO troops in the region,
said in 1999: “We will certainly stay here for a long time in order to guarantee the
safety of the energy corridors which cross Macedonia.”92 Gen. Jackson’s remark
relates to plans, extended since the intervention in Kosovo, to establish pipelines in
the Balkans to Caspian oil, described in detail in The Guardian:

A project called the Trans-Balkan pipeline has been little-reported in any
British, European or American newspaper. The line will run from the Black
sea port of Burgas to the Adriatic at Vlore, passing through Bulgaria,
Macedonia and Albania. It is likely to become the main route to the west for
the oil and gas now being extracted in central Asia. It will carry 750,000
barrels a day.93

A Tool of Western "Intelligence / Propaganda Agencies" Serving the Elite

Update

clipped from susiemadrak.com

The Shock Doctrine

She points out that “the worse things have gotten in Iraq, the more privatized the war becomes. When it wasn’t the cakewalk that they were claiming it would be, the gaps had to be filled somewhere, and how they were filled was by these private contractors. So was this experiment a failure? I think it has taken this project of neoliberalism, of corporatism to an entirely new, more sophisticated and terrifying phase where, really, Iraq isn’t occupied by the United States government, it is a hollow occupation where you have military officials and government officials fronting it, but behind them everything is run by contractors.”

blog it

clipped from thinkprogress.org

Kurtz: Fox News is ‘entitled’ to ‘misinform our society.’

On Wednesday, during an appearance on Glenn Beck’s CNN Headline News show, Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz said that Fox News is “entitled” to be “a cheerleader for the Bush administration” that is “misinforming our society.” Kurtz’s comments came in the context of dismissing the criticisms of MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, who routinely mocks the cable news network. Watch it:

blog it

———————————————————————————–
Blogger Thoughts:

Consider for a moment the predicament of the power Elite in the West:

Throughout the Cold War period, The Soviet Union, Red China, Leftist Dictatorships, and Communism could be used to manipulate the population of “democracies” (and most importantly their Representatives in legislative bodies).

In today’s world, let’s review what is at stake for the elite (how they sustain their power and profits):

1. Unfettered trading (near slave labor)

2. Unimpeded access to natural resources

3, Oligopalistic organization of energy resources (Oil, etc.), as well as throughout the Military Industrial Complex

4. Private profiteering under the aegis of public resource management (private armies, war support, war booty, private ownership of tolling of public highways)

Supporting evidence for #4 above:
*******************************
From: Vicky Davis

NAFTA Super High-Tech Highway

http://www.channelingreality.com/Documents/NAFTA_Superhighway_07.pdf

This is general info on the transportation line of business for Booz Allen.

Booz Allen Hamilton – Expertise in transportation systems

http://www.boozallen.com/capabilities/Industries/transportation/8822123
“In addition to effective planning, resource management, and operational improvements-highway agencies and transportation systems are turning to innovative intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and telematics technologies to help meet stakeholder expectations. ITS encompasses strategies, systems, technologies, and equipment-such as road sensors, closed-circuit cameras, and vehicle locators-to collect weather, congestion, incident, and other data. Telematics refers to systems and equipment built into cars, trucks, and buses that provide location, warning information, and other data that can be used to improve mobility and safety, track vehicles and goods, and even monitor driver performance.”
*****************************************************

Iraqis Order Blackwater out of Iraq — But Will It Leave?

However, it’s unclear how the Interior Ministry would expel Blackwater. Unlike other private U.S. security firms in Iraq, as of May, Blackwater hadn’t registered with the Iraqi government to operate in Iraq. The Coalition Provisional Authority — the now-defunct occupational government — issued a decree in 2004 (pdf) immunizing security contractors from Iraqi prosecution and placing their operations under the jurisdiction of U.S. authorities.

blog it

*****************************************************

Walter Pincus teases out this little gem:

A week ago today, Gen. David H. Petraeus started his rounds on Capitol Hill, reporting that security in Iraq was improving to the point that a small number of troops could begin coming home by year’s end.

But 10 days ago, his commanders in Baghdad began advertising for private contractors to work in combat-supply warehouses on U.S. bases throughout Iraq because half the soldiers who had been working in the warehouses were needed for patrols, combat and protection of U.S. forces.

“With the increased insurgent activity, unit supply personnel must continue to pull force protection along with convoy escort and patrol duties,” according to a statement of work that accompanied the Sept. 7 request for bidders from Multi-National Force-Iraq.

blog it

*****************************************************
The first rule to understand is to realize that a ‘fair game’, meaning a system where the average John Q. Public understands his interests and is able to use the power of the ballot box is to be stymied at all costs. Of course, methods of voting fraud have been employed for this purpose.

However, the real strategy is much more powerful and effective. The strategy, having been in place since at least 1993, is a matter of bringing the following factors together:

1) Fanatical propaganda related to the alleged fragility of the state of Israel.

2) Mainstream Media consolidation and cooperation with dramatic skewing of what is presented on TV, print media, and of course on the internet.

3) Massive infiltration or complete capture of “governments”. This includes MI5, MI6, CIA, FBI, ……

With the above assets in place, it is a simple matter to create false-flag terror and massive manipulation the population with operations as described in the linked article below.

In many cases the interest of the Middle Eastern Elite (such as Saudi Arabia) have been combined who those of the Western Elite. The Saudi’s need to control the true jihadists among their population. This makes the “War on Terror” a two-fer: create false-flag terrorist events, and fight the real and small threats at the same time.

Mosques in Britain

Supporting Research:
(this is just a start…)

September 2007
Inside the Crevice
By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed; Forward by Detective Superintendent Des Thomas (ex-CID
chief)


Page 59:

These covert operations have facilitated NATO occupation of the Balkans.
Arguably, Anglo-American oil and gas interests play a significant role in the Balkans
strategy. As Gen. Sir Mike Jackson, then commander of NATO troops in the region,
said in 1999: “We will certainly stay here for a long time in order to guarantee the
safety of the energy corridors which cross Macedonia.”92 Gen. Jackson’s remark
relates to plans, extended since the intervention in Kosovo, to establish pipelines in
the Balkans to Caspian oil, described in detail in The Guardian:

A project called the Trans-Balkan pipeline has been little-reported in any
British, European or American newspaper. The line will run from the Black
sea port of Burgas to the Adriatic at Vlore, passing through Bulgaria,
Macedonia and Albania. It is likely to become the main route to the west for
the oil and gas now being extracted in central Asia. It will carry 750,000
barrels a day.93

Updated: History Commons Project, Update for July and August | 911Blogger.com

Update 8/26/07

With respect to CIA Hiding Alhazmi & Almihdhar, detailed below, here is related material:

Subject: Evidence Suggests CIA Purposefully Spiked Investigations/Action against Hazmi and Mihdhar

Find more videos like this on 911 Truth

Audio from Kyle Hence’s appearance on Jack Blood’s radio program.

——————————————————————————–
8/25/07
History Commons Project, Update for July and August | 911Blogger.com

History Commons Project, Update for July and August

9/11 Project

The 9/11 Timeline has been growing by leaps and bounds. The number of entries posted per day has nearly doubled, and its contributors have been digging into several new areas of research. There are too many new entries to mention specifically, but some of the new categories include the following:

Al-Kifah/MAK – This category focuses mostly on the Al-Kifah Refugee Center and consists of some very astonishing material. This charity front was al-Qaeda’s operational headquarters in the US in the late 1980s and early 1990s, yet at the same time it was closely tied to CIA efforts to win the wars in Afghanistan and Bosnia. These new entries raise disturbing questions about CIA collaboration with al-Qaeda.

Al-Qaeda in Balkans – This is not a new category per se, but it has been heavily updated, doubling in length. There is a little known scandal having to do with the Bosnia war in the early 1990s. In order to evade a UN arms embargo on Bosnia, the US turned a blind eye to an illegal weapons pipeline and may well have actually been involved with it. This pipeline involved al-Qaeda related charity fronts such as the Third World Relief Agency (TWRA), once again raising disturbing questions about collaboration with al-Qaeda. The project’s current contributors hope to add substantially more material to this category in the near future.

CIA Hiding Alhazmi & Almihdhar – As time goes on, it is becoming increasingly clear that the CIA knew the 9/11 hijackers Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi had visas to the US, but purposely withheld this information from the FBI. Contributor KJF has added so many instances of this that we’ve created a new category for it.

Londonistan – UK Counterterrorism – We are just beginning to explore this topic but hope to have much more on it in the future. Britain has allowed so many radical militants to live openly in London that it is sometimes nicknamed Londonistan.
BIF – This new category focuses on the Benevolence International Foundation charity front. What’s interesting about this charity is that it was closely tied to al-Qaeda, raised millions, and was based inside the US. Members of the 9/11 project are exploring why this charity was not shut down before 9/11.

US Government and 9/11 Criticism – This new category compiles most of the entries relating to what some call 9/11 “conspiracy theories.”

Alleged Al-Qaeda Linked Attacks – The “War on Terrorism” section now includes a list of all the major alleged al-Qaeda linked attacks.

Terror Alerts – There have been many false alarms and overhyped alerts since 9/11. Mike, one of the History Commons’ newest contributors, is in the process of listing them in this new category.

Bush’s Aug. 6, 2001 PDB – Everything you want to know about President Bush’s infamous briefing entitled “Bin Laden Determined to Attack in US” can be found here.

Bayoumi and Basan Saudi Connection – No new material here, but for your convenience, this new category brings together all the entries relating to Omar al-Bayoumi and Osama Basnan, associates of 9/11 hijackers Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi.
In addition to all these new categories, many other new entries have been added elsewhere. In particularly, contributor Matt continues to stay on top of Day of 9/11 events and has brought to light dozens of little known incidents from that day.

Join the effort

The History Commons project is an intelligence tool for civil society, allowing people at the grassroots-level to monitor and investigate the activities of governments and corporations. The History Commons project has the potential to become civil society’s most important tool in keeping government officials and corporations in check. But we can’t do this without your involvement and support.

Best,
The Cooperative Research team.

Updated: History Commons Project, Update for July and August | 911Blogger.com

Update 8/26/07

With respect to CIA Hiding Alhazmi & Almihdhar, detailed below, here is related material:

Subject: Evidence Suggests CIA Purposefully Spiked Investigations/Action against Hazmi and Mihdhar

Find more videos like this on 911 Truth

Audio from Kyle Hence’s appearance on Jack Blood’s radio program.

——————————————————————————–
8/25/07
History Commons Project, Update for July and August | 911Blogger.com

History Commons Project, Update for July and August

9/11 Project

The 9/11 Timeline has been growing by leaps and bounds. The number of entries posted per day has nearly doubled, and its contributors have been digging into several new areas of research. There are too many new entries to mention specifically, but some of the new categories include the following:

Al-Kifah/MAK – This category focuses mostly on the Al-Kifah Refugee Center and consists of some very astonishing material. This charity front was al-Qaeda’s operational headquarters in the US in the late 1980s and early 1990s, yet at the same time it was closely tied to CIA efforts to win the wars in Afghanistan and Bosnia. These new entries raise disturbing questions about CIA collaboration with al-Qaeda.

Al-Qaeda in Balkans – This is not a new category per se, but it has been heavily updated, doubling in length. There is a little known scandal having to do with the Bosnia war in the early 1990s. In order to evade a UN arms embargo on Bosnia, the US turned a blind eye to an illegal weapons pipeline and may well have actually been involved with it. This pipeline involved al-Qaeda related charity fronts such as the Third World Relief Agency (TWRA), once again raising disturbing questions about collaboration with al-Qaeda. The project’s current contributors hope to add substantially more material to this category in the near future.

CIA Hiding Alhazmi & Almihdhar – As time goes on, it is becoming increasingly clear that the CIA knew the 9/11 hijackers Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi had visas to the US, but purposely withheld this information from the FBI. Contributor KJF has added so many instances of this that we’ve created a new category for it.

Londonistan – UK Counterterrorism – We are just beginning to explore this topic but hope to have much more on it in the future. Britain has allowed so many radical militants to live openly in London that it is sometimes nicknamed Londonistan.
BIF – This new category focuses on the Benevolence International Foundation charity front. What’s interesting about this charity is that it was closely tied to al-Qaeda, raised millions, and was based inside the US. Members of the 9/11 project are exploring why this charity was not shut down before 9/11.

US Government and 9/11 Criticism – This new category compiles most of the entries relating to what some call 9/11 “conspiracy theories.”

Alleged Al-Qaeda Linked Attacks – The “War on Terrorism” section now includes a list of all the major alleged al-Qaeda linked attacks.

Terror Alerts – There have been many false alarms and overhyped alerts since 9/11. Mike, one of the History Commons’ newest contributors, is in the process of listing them in this new category.

Bush’s Aug. 6, 2001 PDB – Everything you want to know about President Bush’s infamous briefing entitled “Bin Laden Determined to Attack in US” can be found here.

Bayoumi and Basan Saudi Connection – No new material here, but for your convenience, this new category brings together all the entries relating to Omar al-Bayoumi and Osama Basnan, associates of 9/11 hijackers Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi.
In addition to all these new categories, many other new entries have been added elsewhere. In particularly, contributor Matt continues to stay on top of Day of 9/11 events and has brought to light dozens of little known incidents from that day.

Join the effort

The History Commons project is an intelligence tool for civil society, allowing people at the grassroots-level to monitor and investigate the activities of governments and corporations. The History Commons project has the potential to become civil society’s most important tool in keeping government officials and corporations in check. But we can’t do this without your involvement and support.

Best,
The Cooperative Research team.

According to Oklahoma bombing conspirator, ranking officials were involved in the attack

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_5271117

Affidavit: McVeigh had high-level help
According to Oklahoma bombing conspirator, ranking officials were involved in the attack

Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols says a high-ranking FBI official “apparently” was directing Timothy McVeigh in the plot to blow up a government building and might have changed the original target of the attack, according to a new affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Utah.
The official and other conspirators are being protected by the federal government “in a cover-up to escape its responsibility for the loss of life in Oklahoma,” Nichols claims in a Feb. 9 affidavit.
Documents that supposedly help back up his allegations have been sealed to protect information in them, such as Social Security numbers and dates of birth.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah had no comment on the allegations. The FBI and Justice Department in Washington, D.C., also declined comment.
Nichols does not say what motive the government would have to be involved in the bombing.
The affidavit was filed in a lawsuit brought by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue, who believes his brother’s death in a federal prison was linked to the Oklahoma City bombing. The suit, which seeks documents from the FBI under the federal Freedom of Information Act, alleges that authorities mistook Kenneth Trentadue for a bombing conspirator and that guards killed him in an interrogation that got out of hand.
Trentadue’s death a few months after the April 19, 1995, bombing was ruled a suicide after several investigations. The government has adamantly denied any wrongdoing in the death.
In his affidavit, Nichols says he wants to bring closure to the survivors and families of the attack on the Alfred B. Murrah Federal Building, which took 168 lives. He alleges he wrote then-Attorney General John Ashcroft in 2004, offering to help identify all parties who played a role in the bombing but never got a reply.
Nichols is serving a life sentence at the U.S. Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colo. McVeigh, who carried out the bombing, was executed in 2001.
McVeigh and Nichols were the only defendants indicted in the bombing. However, Nichols alleges others were involved.
McVeigh told him he was recruited for undercover missions while serving in the military, according to Nichols. He says he learned sometime in 1995 that there had been a change in bombing target and that McVeigh was upset by that.
“There, in what I believe was an accidental slip of the tongue, McVeigh revealed the identity of a high-ranking FBI official who was apparently directing McVeigh in the bomb plot,” Nichols says in the affidavit.
Nichols also says that McVeigh threatened him and his family to force him to rob Roger Moore, an Arkansas gun dealer, of weapons and explosives. He later learned the robbery was staged so Moore, who was in on the phony heist, could deny any knowledge of the bombing plot if the stolen items were traced back to him, Nichols claims.
He adds that Moore allegedly told his attorney that he would not be prosecuted in connection with the bombing because he was a “protected witness.”
Moore could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
In addition, Nichols says McVeigh must have had help building the bomb. The device he and McVeigh built the day before the bombing did not resemble the one that ultimately was used, Nichols says, and “displayed a level of expertise and sophistication” that neither man had.
pmanson@sltrib.com