Here are some interesting commentaries and news reports from TruthOut:
Former President Jimmy Carter writes: Profound changes have been taking place in American foreign policy, reversing consistent bipartisan commitments that for more than two centuries have earned our nation greatness. These commitments have been predicated on basic religious principles, respect for international law, and alliances that resulted in wise decisions and mutual restraint. Our apparent determination to launch a war against Iraq, without international support, is a violation of these premises.
As a Christian and as a president who was severely provoked by international crises, I became thoroughly familiar with the principles of a just war, and it is clear that a substantially unilateral attack on Iraq does not meet these standards. This is an almost universal conviction of religious leaders, with the most notable exception of a few spokesmen of the Southern Baptist Convention who are greatly influenced by their commitment to Israel based on eschatological, or final days, theology.
For a war to be just, it must meet several clearly defined criteria.
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Joby Warrick of the Washington Post writes: A key piece of evidence linking Iraq to a nuclear weapons program appears to have been fabricated, the United Nations' chief nuclear inspector said yesterday in a report that called into question U.S. and British claims about Iraq's secret nuclear ambitions.
Documents that purportedly showed Iraqi officials shopping for uranium in Africa two years ago were deemed "not authentic" after careful scrutiny by U.N. and independent experts, Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told the U.N. Security Council.
ElBaradei also rejected a key Bush administration claim -- made twice by the president in major speeches and repeated by Secretary of State Colin L. Powell yesterday -- that Iraq had tried to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes to use in centrifuges for uranium enrichment. Also, ElBaradei reported finding no evidence of banned weapons or nuclear material in an extensive sweep of Iraq using advanced radiation detectors.
"There is no indication of resumed nuclear activities," ElBaradei said.
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This is the French's response to the report by weapon inspectors, Blix and ElBaradei. It is an interesting view. Please click on the link above and read de Villepin's full summation.
Elizabeth Shogren of the LA Times writes: The Bush administration has decided to give the oil and gas industry two years to comply with a storm-water regulation that goes into effect across the country Monday, and will consider granting a permanent exemption.
Environmental groups and environmentalists in Congress argued that the administration is granting special rights to a favored industry, at the risk of polluting rivers and lakes.
The administration said it needs additional time to determine the effect the rule would have on the industry and whether it should be applied to companies producing and exploring for oil and gas.
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Wayne Washington of the Boston Globe writes: The Bush administration has not suspended or revoked the authority of Westinghouse Co. to transfer documents related to nuclear technology to North Korea, despite the fact that the Asian nation has admitted that it violated terms of a nonproliferation agreement it signed with Washington in 1994, US Department of Energy documents show.
Some Republicans have blamed the Clinton administration for the nuclear standoff with North Korea, arguing that the 1994 agreement calling for an end to the North's nuclear program in exchange for food and fuel was hopelessly optimistic and naive.
But Department of Energy documents released yesterday to Representative Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Malden, indicate that the Bush administration quietly worked under that agreement and rejected a chance to repudiate it in May 2001, when the Department of Energy extended for five more years the authority for Westinghouse to transfer nuclear technology to North Korea.
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These are the key points of the report given to the UN Security Council. A MUST READ! Click on the link above to read all of the points.
Paul Krugman writes: Why does our president condone the swaggering and contemptuous approach to our friends and allies this administration is fostering, including among its most senior officials? Has 'oderint dum metuant' really become our motto?" So reads the resignation letter of John Brady Kiesling, a career diplomat who recently left the Foreign Service in protest against Bush administration policy.
"Oderint dum metuant" translates, roughly, as "let them hate as long as they fear." It was a favorite saying of the emperor Caligula, and may seem over the top as a description of current U.S. policy. But this week's crisis in U.S.-Mexican relations - a crisis that has been almost ignored north of the border - suggests that it is a perfect description of George Bush's attitude toward the world.
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Molly Knight of the Baltimore Sun reports: The pen challenges the sword as some of America's finest poets take an anti-war message to Washington.
One of them came from the wilderness of Washington state, where he lives in a wooden house he built with his own hands. The other came from the lush forests of Hawaii, where all he can see from his home are the trees and the sea. Both of them left their peaceful, quiet lives and traveled here to the nation's capital to hand-deliver the most poetic protestation of war in Iraq to date.
Sam Hamill, of Port Townsend, Wash., and W.S. Merwin, of Hawaii, two of the country's most esteemed poets, arrived at the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill late yesterday morning to present members of Congress with an anthology of more than 13,000 anti-war poems.
The poems are the result of a grassroots e-mail campaign Hamill launched six weeks ago to rally poets - both established and aspiring - to speak out against military action in Iraq.
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No kiddies, this is not a joke, this is the real deal. Francis A. Boyle - professor of law, University of Illinois School of Law - has drafted an impeachment summation to be presented to the House. Click on the link above to read the full summation. It is indeed the best one I have seen written to date (oh yes, there have been many).
Well, Israel has done it. The killed the leader of the Islamic Militant group Hammas. Here is a recent report from CBS News:
The militant Islamic group Hamas faced off against the Israeli government Saturday after attack helicopters shot and killed one of the group's founding members and three of his bodyguards. Hamas said it would avenge the death, and Israel promised more strikes.
Hamas threatened to attack Israeli political leaders and said no Israeli should feel safe after helicopter gunships swooped in and fired missiles at a car carrying Hamas strongman Ibrahim Makadmeh, 51, Saturday.
"Israel has just widened the field of battle and widened the number of possible targets," said Mahmoud Zahar, a Hamas political leader and spokesman, after identifying Makadmeh's mangled body.
"We encourage our cells to plan and prepare strikes against the occupiers ... especially Jewish political leaders," the group's military wing said in a statement.
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The Central Intelligence Agency has warned that terrorists based in Iraq are planning attacks against American and allied forces inside the country after any invasion, The New York Times says in a story on its Web site, prepared for its Sunday editions. The Times cites government counterterrorism officials.
The agency's previously undisclosed assessment has circulated among senior Bush administration officials. It describes both the risks of terror attacks on American forces inside Iraq if an invasion occurs and the danger of similar attacks on troops already massing in the region, the Times reports.
The assessment goes beyond the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's military forces, predicting for the first time that groups that the Bush administration has said are given haven by Saddam's government may become engaged in the war, even if Iraq's military is defeated and the government overthrown, according to the Times. The administration has said that terrorists operating inside Iraq are affiliated with al Qaeda, and that they are either tolerated by the Baghdad government or are based in parts of the country where the government exercises little control.
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Dear Mr. President,
Your determination to commit genocide against the people of Iraq is a sin and a sickness. It's said that you and your buddies liked to blow up frogs with firecrackers as a boy. That's pretty sick, but what you and your cabinet are contemplating, boldly and publicly with your "shock and awe" strategy to demolish Baghdad, boggles the imagination. It certainly rivals Mein Kampf of Hitler as an evil plan, and, like his, seems to be based on a grandiose delusion about your role in history.
Several commentators noted that you didn't quite seem yourself when you gave your speech Thursday night, the one reiterating your determination to perpetrate this mass murder, with or without the consent of the UN. Perhaps your conscience is awakening.
It's not too late to repent of your evil thoughts and plans, George. It's been said that your born-again experience lacked the essential ingredient of repentance. Remember what Jesus said:
"Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners."
Your talk about Iraq is malicious, full of false accusations. You are oppressing the people there with your sanctions, and the people at home with your tax transfers to the rich and your bloated military budget. People in America and around the world are getting hungrier on your watch.
Thus says the Lord: If you remove from your midst oppression, false accusation and malicious speech;
Unfortunately, this is how things are being done: in an "new" mode of governship. This is exactly what our Constitution is supposed to protect us against!
How to Be Governed
"To be governed is to be watched over, inspected, spied on, directed, legislated, regimented, closed in, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, assessed, evaluated, censored, commanded; all by creatures that have neither the right, nor wisdom, nor virtue....
To be governed means that at every move, operation, or transaction one is noted, registered, entered in a census, taxed, stamped, priced, assessed, patented, licensed, authorized, recommended, admonished, prevented, reformed, set right, corrected. Government means to be subjected to tribute, trained, ransomed, exploited, monopolized, extorted, pressured, mystified, robbed; all in the name of public utility and the general good. Then, at the first sign of resistance or word of complaint, one is repressed, fined, despised, vexed, pursued, hustled, beaten up, garroted, imprisoned, shot, machine-gunned, judged, sentenced, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed, and to cap all, ridiculed, mocked, outraged and dishonored. That is government, that is its justice and its morality!"
A Canadian member of one of my YahooGroups wrote the following:
Can Anyone Identify With Me?
Here in Vancouver, Canada we get sprayed on a daily basis. Last week was particularly heavy. 6 out of 6 of my friends got sick at the beginning of the week with "flu-like" symptoms. 50% of my colleagues at work have the same symptoms. I fell sick a few days after. Body aches, sore throat, lots of mucous, weakness, fatigue, and headaches lasting for days. I went to my accupuncturist 3 days ago but it worsened. I've lost 5 pounds since I got sick about a week ago.
I went to my doctor yesterday and he actually swore out loud when he looked in my mouth. I've been diagnosed with a severe throat and ear infection. The entire right side of my head is now clogged. This morning I woke up to blood in both nostrils. I've never had this before and was formerly in excellent health.
I asked the doctor if he had seen a rise in this sort of thing. He said very much so, over the last 2-5 years. I pointed out the window and showed him the chemtrails that were covering the sky and told him about them.
I laugh now when Bush says Saddam should be taken out because he has used chemical and biological weapons on his own people!
This is very real people! Chemtrails! Check your skies frequently! Ask yourself these very important questions: How often do I see Chemtrails in the sky? (keep a log of these events!) How often do I get sick after a major Chemtrail episode? (Log this too!) Who is benefiting from my constant sicknesses? Is this an act of terrorism against us? Who is behind these Chemtrails? Then check out the following websites for more information on Chemtrails:
One more thing, I am not a doctor or an Herbalist, nor do I claim to be one. However, I would like to tell you all about a product that I have discovered. I was constantly being affected by these Chemtrail sprayings and keeping a constant case of Bronchitis, one right after another. For the past 4 months, I have been taking a product called BETA GLUCAN. I have not been sick since. Do some research on this product. I will not endorse any major internet sources for this product, but will instead let you do your own research, make your own conclusions and decide for yourself if this is something you want to try. Yes, it is a bit expensive, but so are high doctor bills and medication these days to constantly keep infections down. I kept a log book of those chemtrails for a year, logging each occurance and how my health was affected each time. This is very real, people! Take the time to arm your own immune system. Do the research!
This is another opinion piece from an member of one of my Yahoo Groups. He brings in some good points. Please note that by my posting this here, it in no way means that I am endorsing everything he says. I like to stay informed and let other's decide for themselves if this is something they wish to believe or not believe.
Speaking again of Flicks to watch this weekend:
Anybody seen "Barbarians at the Gate"? Great flick and a very true story. I was just watching, again, "Blood Upon the Snow" on the History Channel (my favorite) about the Battle for Stalingrad. Only this time I am thinking of "Blood Upon the Sand".
I watched the UN yesterday and then the Israeli shrills, like Ari Fliesher, and the Israeli Owned media that pretends to be the Voice of America, guys like Tom Brokow last night on Letterman. I listened to all these pundits talk about how happy the Iraqi people will be to be "liberated".
Note the analogy. Stalin was brutal. More brutal than Sadam. ALL the people in Russia knew it. They had suffered oppression, during the previous 15 years, that made Sadam look like kind in comparison. BUT; when it came to "The Great Patriotic War", as the Russians call WWII, they ALL choose to give their lives (and more as death would have been a blessing compared to being in Stalingrad at that time) rather than submit to occupation from the "liberating" Germans.
My fellow Americans - It is going to be an interesting year. Even with all our "Shock and Awe" weapons I don't think this is going to be a short, quick, war. Maybe I will be wrong as we may see weapons revealed that we did not know existed.
THE BRIGHT SIDE - There is an upside. Maybe some of our compatriots out there will use the coming turmoil as an opportunity to take out a few traitors, usurpers, pretending to be our public servants while they have been acting as our masters in the destruction of our very identity - Our Constitution. The authorities will be too busy looking for muslim and foriegn terrorists to go after patriots willing to use "extra-judicial" means to achieve justice and the rule of law.
This is a commentary from Rose King, another member of one of my Yahoo Groups.
My fellow Americans,
Please allow me to express my middle class heart. My eyes are filled with tears as I begin to write this. I have been having nightmares since the speech by the president, and my children are in a state of sadness like never before. This world as we know it is about to seriously change, and my children cry because they know they may never again see the father that reluctantly goes off to fight in a war for oil and a globalist agenda. Many in the military, almost 40%, are against this insane war and know that what they are about to begin, is in reality the beginning of the end.
I beg you all to look into the mirror and realize that all you know, the families you love, and the freedom to live in this peaceful world is about to disappear overnight. When our soldiers begin to die in a country that has never done anything to deserve what is about to happen to it, you will feel my pain, and sorrow knowing about the lives lost for no good reason other than a globalist agenda being spearheaded by this madman administration.
If the war and coming staged event goes according to plan, you will know the wrongness of this action, and it will be to late to do anything about it. You will also realize that the globalist owned media has led you all like sheep to the slaughter house with lies and mis-information as you choose to remain asleep even when the truth was presented to you from other sources. And again it will be to late.
The lying Brokaws, Rathers, Hannitys, Laumbahs, and ORileys via the weapons of CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC, and various press corps like the cia operated associated press have all been part of this diabolical plan to keep the people in the darkness of ignorance. I pity all those lying media people when their neighbors discover what traitors to this country and its constitutional freedoms they have been daily by the perpetuating and constant propagation of these lies, and dis-informational psychological warfare tactics aligned at the fine American people. Its been the keep the people blind agenda for generations now. Soon it will be to late to change it. Let those with eyes to see, see, and let those with ears to hear, hear.
The next plan of the globalists is to sponsor more terror against you my fellow Americans both in violence, and psychological warfare. This will insure reason to go to war. When there is tragic havoc, the riots will begin, which they want, and like the poor Iraqi people the microwave towers that you are all surrounded by, will then be turned against whole cities of innocent Americans to bring them into subjugation.
Then, the draconian Anti-American Patriot Act I, Homeland Security Act, Model Health and Safety Powers Act, Space Based Weapons Act, the potential senate bill S-22, and other Executive orders will all be put into effective placement after these planed events, and then you will finally realize the horror that this is now upon you all as you hear nothing but the pre-programmed FEMA orders on every communication device there is.
And I cry even more, because then it will be way to late to try and speak up to cast your vote of the soul. Your refusal to awaken is an automatic vote for the anti-Christ that leads us all to doom, and not for the Christ who might have saved many. Your inability to awaken from the media produced brainwashing will be the main reason for the coming of a potential hell on earth, and no matter how much eleventh hour praying, and repenting you do, nothing will save you and your families.
And then there was the sickening speech by Bush. In the presidents scripted blabberings, and amongst the many mistakes he made, at about 36 minutes into his programmed babble, he was asked a question about needing a UN resolution of approval for his false war. He said No, and went on to say, Ah, secondly, I am confident the American people WILL understand that WHEN it comes to our security, um, ah, if we need to act, we WILL act, and we really dont need the United Nations approval to do so. He finished by saying to the reporter that asked the question, Mark, WHEN it comes to our security, we really dont NEED anybodys permission.
He is going to use a pre-planed event to go around the UN process, and say, see, I told you so.
He has set up the press also, and I wonder if any of them caught this from another scripted question he was asked. The reporter asked him if he would give the inspectors, humanitarian workers, and the press time to leave before an attack.
He responded by saying. The journalists who are there should leave, if your going, and we start action, leave. That was it! The warning, if we start action, leave.
Now you the press can see just how much your masters love you.
Then later, a reporter asked him about the costs of this coming war.
He responded by saying in his answer, And we WILL present it as a supplemental. We WILL present This is a pre-conceived,pre-planning to a request for money from congress more than likely to be made after some incident happens that he knows about already. He also said, AT the appropriate time, we WILL ask for a supplemental. AT the appropriate time? Like he knows there will be an appropriate time!
We hope we dont have to go to war, but if we SHOULD, ah, WE WILL present a supplemental. But I want to remind you, remind you of what I said before, there IS a huge cost WHEN we get attacked, there IS a significant cost to our society, first of all, there IS the cost of lives. At the end of his answer he says, I SEE A GATHERING THREAT, and that AT the appropriate time Ed, you WILL KNOW the costs. He goes on to mention the possibility of, someone lobbing a weapon of mass destruction on Israel. Is this a hint of what is to come?
All this pre-conceived talk, and these certain indications that he knows that there is a cia-gov-globalist plan to bring on a Pearl Harbor type event to galvanize the public opinion towards war with Iraq. Martial law could also follow which will set up the rioting.
I suspect that in the light of all the warnings we have been given, something could happen this coming week. This all sounds like a set up of the American people for a pre-conceived event that he knows about, and it could come on a date like, 3-10-2003, which when added 3+1+0+2+0+0+3 equals 9. The traditional number meaning completion, and like 666 when added, also equals 9. 6+6+6=18, 1+8=9. It could mean the completion and the New World Orders final move to destroy one world, and begin a new one. And lets not forget that most, if not all these gov sponsored events have taken place around 9:00 oclock in the mornings.
And lastly, one more Big Bell that rings Set up is, Where is the military stragedy in a night vision army beginning a military operation during a full moon? They will be sitting ducks out there in the moon lit deserts. Our soldiers are also now being shown just how much their fearless leader cares for them in this total disregard for their safety. Get rid of the only army keeping this world free is the agenda of these globalist madmen. Cant you see this people? I cry even more for all those that blindly follow the anti-Christ to their deaths.
All this is being said like he knows. He says all this in a future tense, and not a past tense. Any spiritually aware person can perceive his intentions through all the skulldugerous rantings, and plainly sense what is going on considering his past and involvement in 911.
At the time of this writing, we still have peace. I appeal to anyone in the Gov, the Military, or the real good-guy Law enforcement community to go forth, and do the right thing according to the laws we have in this country that these tyrants have broken. There are many they have violated just speaking constitutionally. All of you have given an oath to protect the constitution of these United States, as well as the country itself, and if you ignore this evidence, as well as continue to ignore the mountains of evidence that are out there, then I will cry for you too and your families, because in God eyes, you have all helped this anti-Christ plan to come to fruitation, and will be found in complicity with this present insane asylum administration.
I saw the headline, President and entire cabinet arrested, and the world rejoiced that finally, some one in the REAL FBI, in combination with some REAL honest Congressman and Senators, and some REAL high ranking honest Military men all got together to end this madness that is jeopardizing the world peace, world stability, and the American, as well a other world countries lifestyles. I beg you all to please do something NOW before it becomes too late, and all these set ups take place. Only a U.S. military coup, and the exorcising and impeachment of this administration by proper Law enforcement can save this world now. Soon though, it may really be too late. And I cry because I care for you all.
In the Chinese year of the sheep, or lamb, please join me now in a prayer that seeks Gods help to attain these means NOW! Pray for hope, harmony, and tranquility, understanding and healing for us all NOW.
Peace. Not just a concept.
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Just a Reminder - Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2003
Ravyne Is Moving - Friday, Oct. 17, 2003
The Mission - Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003
Siege Heil - Thursday, Oct. 09, 2003
Litany Of Lies - Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2003
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