Saturday, October 16, 2010

How CNN was taken over by FDDC and the neocons....

October , 2010 -- How CNN was taken over by FDDC and the neocons....

Independent news networks are the enemies of the global elites -- and their targets....

The demise of CNN and its hostile takeover by DOD's FDDC and neo-conservatives who turned CNN News into an echo chamber for Israel supporters and neocons and Headline News into a tabloidish concoction of crap news was brought about by a concerted effort by Time Warner executives to embarrass CNN founder Ted Turner and force him out of the corporate leadership, according to informed sources in Atlanta who spoke to WMR.

Ted Turner made his professionally-fatal mistake of merging CNN with Time Warner in 1996. Turner resigned as vice chairman of the merged AOL Time Warner in 2003. Turner lost some $7 billion in stock after the merger in 1996 but his financial losses would soon grow larger.

In 1998, Time Warner, according to our Atlanta sources, convinced CNN to run a story about Operation Tailwind, a covert U.S. military and South Vietnamese Montagnard incursion into Laos from September 11 to 13, 1970, that was designed to put pressure on North Vietnamese troops during a Laotian Army offensive. CNN ran a "Newsstand CNN & Time" story called "Valley of Death." The piece was narrated by CNN correspondent Peter Arnett with lead CNN producer being April Oliver. The investigation was conducted in cooperation with Time magazine. CNN reported that US forces used sarin gas in Laos between 9/11 and 9/13, 1970. CNN also reported that 100 Laotian villagers were killed by a US sarin gas attack.

WMR has learned that in an operation similar to the setting up of CBS News's Dan Rather in the George W. Bush Texas Air National Guard AWOL story, bogus elements were introduced into an otherwise legitimate story on Operation Tailwind. Moreover, according to our sources in Atlanta, the false elements were known to certain executives of CNN and Time Warner with the intention of weakening CNN to the point where its executive management could be fired and replaced with those who would steer the pre-eminent news network to the right in all respects, including strong support for Israel in its Middle East coverage. It was CNN-US President Rick Kaplan who pushed the Tailwind story over the objections of several CNN news veterans. Kaplan is now the executive producer of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric in the anchor chair once occupied by Rather.

As with the CBS 60 Minutes story on Bush's AWOL status that was reported by Rather, CNN named an investigation panel to examine the facts of the story after the Pentagon stated that no sarin gas was ever used and the story was false. Ultimately, CNN agreed that there were several factual errors in the story and issued a retraction. Some military experts suggested that while CS tear gas may have been used in Tailwind, sarin was somehow substituted in the story, resulting in the controversy and retraction. Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Admiral Thomas Moorer claimed he was erroneously quoted about sarin being used in Laos.

Producers Oliver and Jack Smith were fired after the retraction and Arnett left the network after being formally reprimanded. Arnett briefly joined HDNet, the same network that hired Rather after his departure from CBS News. CNN President Tom Johnson left CNN a few years later.

CNN was faced with law suits from Tailwind veterans. Turner, who lost several billions in stock after the merger with Time Warner in 1996, saw the company's stock take a further hit as a result of the Tailwind debacle. The stock value loss weakened Turner's financial interest in the firm, making it more vulnerable for a buyout. Turner would see Time Warner and its chairman Gerald Levin, a heavy donor to Jewish causes, exercise more control over the editorial direction of CNN. After the disastrous Time Warner merger with AOL in 2000, CNN, as it was originally envisaged by Turner when he founded the world's first global cable news network, was a thing of the past. CNN's editorial direction saw correspondent Wolf Blitzer, formerly a public affairs spokesman for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), assume dominant anchor responsibilities for CNN's influential Washington bureau after first becoming a CNN anchor in 1999 and moving up the ranks to hosting the three-hour Situation Room in 2005....

The recent firings of CNN Middle East editor Octavia Nasr and news anchor Rick Sanchez capped off the slow drift of CNN to becoming a propaganda outlet for DOD/FDDC, Israel and the Israel Lobby in the United States. CNN announced that in its move to help rehabilitate former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, forced from office over a prostitution scandal, he would co-host a program in Sanchez's time slot.... CNN Washington is now essentially a Blitzer and Spitzer operation.

The lesson of the demise of CNN is a textbook case of how special interests have and will continue to dictate news content and reporting in the United States. After the recent verbal attack by Broadcasting Board of Governors chairman Walter Isaacson, the managing editor of Time during the Tailwind episode and, from 2001 to 2003, the chairman and CEO of CNN, on the expanding independent global news networks of RT [Russia Today], Telesur of Venezuela, Iran's Press TV, and a planned Chinese network as "enemies" of America, these and other embryonic networks like Turkey's TRT English network, should take note of the downfall of CNN and the players who engineered it.... Forewarned is forearmed....Notice here how Al-Jazeera is not part of Isaacson's criticism..., because Al-Jazeera has been totally co-opted by the criminal elites long ago....

The Isaacson attack on RT, Telesur, PressTV, and China's new CNC Xinhua World was no slip of the tongue.... Sunstein and "Company" are moving in on these independent news networks pronto.... I fear RT may be the first to come under "control." Telesur has a small presence in Washington and will be easy to deal with, especially since they share office space with AP TV. PressTV of Iran is in the strongest position to withstand the assault but because of US sanctions on Iran they have to work through a Danish company -- and Denmark has its former PM as NATO Secy General, and it is a MOSSAD outpost par excellence.... Without a third-party pass-through, PressTV would have no chance of renting satellite time in DC. Xinhua News is too new and does not have any convenient commercial broadcast outlets yet in DC or NYC....

Wikileaks/DOD/CIA/DIA... is nothing but cointelpro

Wikileaks/DOD/CIA/DIA... is nothing but cointelpro to justify the upcoming Wars for Israel, it all started nearly a decade ago under a false flag attack....9/11, the US Deep State and Israel, here:
Plus, a good distraction from all those nasty stories coming out about how Wall Street banks have been literally, stealing people's homes and ALL 50 state Attorney Generals are now investigating....
Another timely distraction to let the thieves get away, catch their breath and make some more sinister plans....
As soon as he threw Iran into the mix it was a done deal....
It's genius if you think about it. The full twofer: not only can you push your own utter disinformation, but should another Daniel Ellsberg turn up, wikileaks will be his first port of call....LOL. Remember back in 2003 in the run up to Iraq and people were saying the US had learnt nothing from Vietnam? Bullshit! Clearly they didn't miss a trick....

CIA Snitches Are Pakistan Drone-Spotters

How the CIA managed to expand its drone war so far and so fast has been a bit of a mystery. Now we have part of the answer: a network of Pashtun snitches, operating out of eastern Afghanistan, that infiltrate militant networks across the border. The information they collect helps direct the drones. Sometimes the targets are U.S. citizens.

Those Afghans aren’t the same as the ones who comprise its paramilitary Counterterrorist Pursuit Teams, the fighting units that Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book Obama’s Wars first disclosed. “These are really two separate efforts,” a U.S. official, who insisted on anonymity to discuss ongoing intelligence operations, tells Danger Room. “If information from one helps feed the other, all the better. But one is primarily focused on security and stability in Afghanistan while the other is directed at terrorists across the border.”

Since 2001, the CIA has cultivated and managed a large web of Afghan proxy forces, Pakistan-focused informants and allies of convenience, as a richly-detailed Washington Post piece reports today. Some of the CIA’s Afghans are more brutal and incompetent than the agency portrays, according to people with direct experience with them. And some are the missing piece behind America’s unacknowledged war in Pakistan, a CIA-driven effort that the agency considers one its proudest achievements.

While the end result of the drone strikes is visible for anyone to see — the New America Foundation keeps a running tally of the missile attacks — their origins are far more opaque. The only possible explanation for how the drones have so far launched 71 strikes in 2010 compared to 34 in 2008 is that the intelligence network supporting them in the Pakistani tribal areas has grown more robust. After all, someone needs to provide usable intelligence about militant activity for the drones to target. But while CIA Director Leon Panetta has bragged that the drone program is “the most aggressive operation that CIA has been involved in in our history,” he and other agency officials have (understandably) said practically nothing about the informant network upon which the drones depend.

That’s led al-Qaeda and its allies to take lethal countermeasures against anyone and anything they suspect to be tied to the drones. They kill local Pakistanis in the tribal areas suspected of being informants. They claim online that the CIA’s moles plant infrared homing beacons in militant areas to flash signals to the drones. And in December, they managed to sneak a Jordanian double agent, Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, onto a base called Chapman in eastern Afghanistan. Brought to Chapman on the promise that he could learn the whereabouts of top al-Qaeda operatives in Pakistan, Balawi blew himself up, killing seven CIA operatives and Blackwater contractors.

According to the Post piece, which draws heavily on the recent WikiLeaks archive of 77,000 frontline military reports from Afghanistan, Chapman, in Khost Province, is only one of a network of CIA bases, mostly in eastern Afghanistan, for training both its Counterterrorist Pursuit Teams and its Pashtun spy network. Firebases Lilly and Orgun-E in Paktika Province — facilities that the CIA shares with Special Operations Forces — are two more launching pads for the Afghan teams. The CIA backstops them with some serious firepower: a 2008-era WikiLeaked report that the Post unearths describes the CIA dropping 500-pound bombs on extremists who launched rockets at Lilly. (So apparently the CIA has air support as well.)

While U.S. officials describe the CIA’s Afghans as “one of the best Afghan fighting forces,” others aren’t so convinced. Author and Afghanistan traveler Robert Young Pelton crossed paths with them. “I did some advising on local militias (called Arbakai) and the Agency big footed us with their version, which is essentially to hire the least trustworthy, least liked and most brutal groups,” Pelton says in an email. “I think CIA paramilitary Billy Waugh described them to me as ‘No good cheating shitheads’ in my book.”

Indeed, some of the Afghans on the CIA payroll include the private militia of Kandahar jefe Ahmed Wali Karzai, the president’s brother, who’s long been tied to the Afghan opium trade. The Post provides another example. In 2007, during a home invasion conducted by a CIA-trained Afghan team, a team member severed the fingers of a 30-year old Afghan, who received medical treatment from American troops.

But these Afghans are better paid than their countrymen who join the U.S.-sponsored Afghan military, according to the Post — which means the CIA and the Taliban both offer better wages than the Afghan National Army. That raises the prospect that the CIA is essentially competing with the U.S. military for qualified recruits to the U.S.’s exit strategy. (Without the bothersome first-grade-level reading requirement.)

That cash apparently pays for the seeds of the drone attacks — which, in at least one case that Woodward discovers, killed people holding U.S. passports in a militant training camp. What it buys in Afghanistan is questionable. The CIA’s Afghans were “known more for the their sunglasses and low budget rambo outfits than actually doing anything,” Pelton says. “I am sure they have a lot more gear now and better sunglasses.”

Still wondering if Facebook is a ripoff of ConnectU? That’s nothing. Software firms that developed the targeting systems of the CIA’s terrorist-killing Predator drones are locked in their own intellectual property battle. Their court case has at least an outside chance of halting a program the agency, the White House, and the Pentagon considers vital. And it suggests that the unmanned planes’ weapons aren’t as accurate as the agency claims.

According to emails acquired by Fast Company from the CEO of one of those firms, the agency set too tight a deadline for coders to finish a next-gen Predator targeting program. The code was “far from production ready,” wrote Rich Zimmerman, CEO of Intelligent Integration Systems, known as IISi. In September 2009, Zimmerman noted “problems with some very intricate floating point calculations that are causing me to fail a lot of my regression tests.” Court records aren’t the same thing as proof, but IISi says the targeting system is inaccurate by as much as 40 feet.

To boil down a complex drama, the Predators allegedly find their prey through a version of targeting protocols called Geospatial Toolkit and Extended SQL Toolkit. Those toolkits were developed by IISi back when it used to partner with another Massachusetts software company called Netezza. The partnership’s contract with the CIA became a matter of court record after IISi and Netezza started suing each other — lawsuits that erupted after IISi walked off the contract, citing the allegedly unrealistic deadlines. CIA isn’t a party to the lawsuit.

IISi claims that Netezza wanted to keep the contract, so it created a Geospatial knockoff to hand in. The month after Zimmerman’s email, Netezza president Jim Baum said in an email that an unnamed customer, presumably from the spy agency, “is prepared to deal with early release software. He has a previous generation system so he is able to compare results himself. It is obviously in our mutual best interest to meet this client’s needs quickly.”

Now, that doesn’t indicate that the CIA knew the targeting software was faulty, though a British report charges exactly that. But it does suggest that the agency was willing to take some risk to get it into production. And in total fairness, if it didn’t and there was another terrorist attack, we’d all probably be reading stories about how the “risk-averse” CIA’s fear of mistargeting cost Americans their lives. After all, these emails were sent months after Director Leon Panetta called the drones the “only game in town” for attacking al-Qaeda’s leadership.

A CIA representative told me that the agency declined comment, since it’s not a party to the lawsuit.

If IISi is correct, the drones could be off by as much as 40 feet, meaning they could miss houses and compounds containing terrorists. Now consider that there have been at least 87 drone strikes since the targeting problem was known, and that’s on a conservative estimation. That’s sure to reduce the proportion of Pakistanis living in the areas targeted by the drones who believe they largely target the bad guys. And only 16 percent believe that right now.

It could get worse for the agency. IISi is seeking a court-ordered injunction from Netezza’s use of the software. If that happens, writes Fast Company, “this would either force the CIA to ground Predator drones or to break the law in their use… It is unknown if the CIA has a third option in case of a ban on the use of IISI’s toolkit.” Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Margaret Hinkle is expected to settle the case by December 7 (ironically, the Pearl Harbor anniversary). The magazine expects that there’ll be some face-saving compromise by then. If not, the CIA needs to find a new game to play against terrorists.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Crash in Afghanistan shows US double-standard in dealing with weapons smugglers

October , 2010 -- Crash in Afghanistan shows US double-standard in dealing with weapons smugglers....

An airline with CIA links crashes near Kabul....

The crash of a Transafrik International Hercules L-100 (C-130 military designation) cargo plane, tail number 5X-TUC, while flying from the U.S. airbase at Bagram, Afghanistan to Kabul, killing all 8 crew aboard, points to the double standard of the United States in contracting military air services to companies linked to arms smuggling.

The crew of the Transafrik aircraft consisted of six Philippines nationals and one crewman each from Kenya and India. The plane was flying cargo for National Air Cargo of Orchard Park, New York. Transafrik is a South African company registered in Angola. One of the dead was an employee of National Air Cargo. The cargo of the plane was described as "general repair parts."

Currently, the United States is trying to extradite Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout from Thailand to the United States to face charges that he tried to sell weapons to Colombian FARC rebels who were actually undercover U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents. In the past, Bout's various airlines had provided services for parties ranging from the U.S., Taliban, and Northern Alliance in Afghanistan, to the UN in Africa, and Britain in Iraq.

Bout smuggled weapons for various rebel groups in Africa but an examination of Transafrik shows that it, also, engaged in arms trafficking in Africa, as well as diamond smuggling and providing the CIA with corporate cover on the island of Sao Tome...

Transafrik and its owner were described in the editor's book. "Genocide and Covert Operations in Africa 1993-1999": ". . . increased satellite traffic beamed to and from Africa was one reason behind American interest in establishing a communications monitoring presence on Sao Tome. The VOA station, itself, comprised various antennae (including four 100 kilowatt short wave and one 600 kilowatt medium wave transmitters), a two-story operations building, a huge satellite dish, and an independent power plant. The VOA personnel were housed in an armed-guarded compound operated by Christian Hellinger, a shadowy West German-South African businessman whose company, Transafrik, was known for everything from diamond mining to arms trafficking. Hellinger also reportedly provided various support 'services' to the American oil company Chevron, which maintains significant operations in the Angolan enclave of Cabinda. These services apparently included providing Angola with mercenaries to combat secessionist forces that operate in the small but resource-rich enclave . . .

On December 26, 1998, a U.N. C-130 Hercules carrying members of the U.N. military observer mission crashed in an area near the UNITA’s former capital of Huambo. The area was the scene of heavy fighting between Angola’s army and Savimbi’s forces. The C 130 had been chartered by the U.N. from none other than Christian Hellinger’s Sao Tome based Transafrik. Interestingly, TransAfrik acquired five C-130 Hercules in mid-1998 from Southern Air Transport, the former proprietary airline of the CIA.... On January 2, 1999, UNITA brought down another Transafrik U.N. chartered C 130 after it took off from Huambo. At the same time, the UNITA pressure on Angolan troops was significant enough to prompt Luanda to withdraw one mechanized battalion from the Congo front."

According to the May 17, 1986 Guardian, Hellinger operated a Luanda-based office for the diamond company Intraco during Angola's bloody civil war. Intraco was actually a subsidiary of Caterpillar. Hellinger also represented International Trading and Mining (ITM), based in Luxembourg, Hellinger brought cheap Filipino laborers into Angola and actually served as the Philippines's honorary consul in Luanda. In 1986, Hellinger sent a letter to President Ronald Reagan asking him to cease U.S. support for the UNITA "freedom fighter" rebels battling Angola's Marxist government.

UNITA was also backed by South Africa, however, its largely Jewish-owned diamond businesses, such as DeBeers, and their colleagues in Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, and Antwerp also wanted access to Angola's diamond mines that were under control of the central government in Luanda. One of the chief lobbyists for UNITA in Washington was Jack Abramoff, the Republican lobbyist who also worked for the South African government's propaganda apparatus in the United States.

Hellinger managed to cut a deal with his partner, the Cypriot-Zambian, Andrew Sardanis, and Angola's state-owned Endiama diamond company that saw Angolan diamonds sold directly to Jewish-owned diamond houses in Antwerp, thus by-passing DeBeers's virtual diamond monopoly in Africa.

More recently, Transafrik has been flying "humanitarian"/CIA... missions for the UN in Congo, with its planes seen on runways in Bunia, Kinshasa, and at other Congolese airports. Some of Transafrik's "humanitarian"/CIA work was formerly performed by Viktor Bout's airlines.... However, in the world of U.S. intelligence, Russian contractors are vetoed in order to eliminate the competition, while former CIA South African or Israeli apartheid-era intelligence friends are welcomed with open arms, even in combat zones as far away as Afghanistan....

Pilots for Transafrik, the major hub for which is Luanda, Angola, have trained alongside pilots for Ariana Afghan Airlines in Brussels. Transafrik has also worked with the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) in operations in Africa, particularly in Kenya and Sudan....

The continued U.S. alliance with ex-apartheid military and intelligence elements, as well as Israeli war criminals, baffles black Africans who expected a change in U.S. policy with the election of the first African-American president, Barack CIA Obama....

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Foreign policy schism opens up in Obama administration

October , 2010 -- Foreign policy schism opens up in Obama administration...

Clinton and Rice spar over Sudan....?

A major foreign policy rift has opened up between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, according to sources familiar with the situation.

Clinton believes that Rice has shown too much bias in the South Sudan situation. Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir recently stated that he sees no alternative to unity for the mainly Arab north and the mainly black African south even after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that calls for a secession referendum in South Sudan to be held on January 9, 2011. The vote is expected to strongly favor independence but if the north rejects the results, a new civil war between north and south is feared.

Last week, Rice accompanied a UN security Council delegation to South Sudan and showed, once again, her support for the South and its leader, Salva Kiir. Kiir infuriated the central government in Khartoum when he stated he would vote in favor of independence, seen by the north as a violation of the peace agreement since the southern rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement of Kiir is officially part of the Sudan government....but fully backed by CIA/MOSSAD hoping and planning for a thousand Tribes with Flags in Africa and the Greater Middle East....just like what they did to Yugoslavia.....

But with the support of Rice and U.S. actor George Clooney, Kiir felt emboldened. Rice has long supported the south going back to her time as Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's assistant secretary of state for African affairs. Albright is Rice's godmother.

During the Clinton administration, Rice tantalized African political leaders with her mini-skirts and high boots. However, most African leaders considered Rice to be an immature woman and a "joke." From Cameroon to Kenya, leaders expressed dismay that Clinton would have selected as the chief of African policy someone who lacked the gravitas that an older white male U.S. diplomat would have possessed.

It was during her stint as African policy chief that Rice established a close bond with the South Sudan, especially its leader, John Garang, who Albright described as one of her "beacons of hope" for Africa. In 2005, Garang died in a suspicious helicopter crash while flying back to South Sudan from Uganda.

Hillary Clinton's rift with Rice over Sudan is partly based on Clinton's fear that independence for South Sudan will trigger secessionist movements across Africa, a fear also recently emphasized by Libya's Muammar MOSSAD Qaddafi....

"Let’s consider Obama’s czars: Economic Czars – Larry Summers & Paul Volker, Regulatory Czar – Cass Sunstein, Pay Czar – Kenneth Feinberg, Military Jails Czar – Daniel Fried, Car Czars – Steven Rattner and Ron Bloom, Border Czar – Alan Bersin, Health Rationing Czar – Dr. Donald Berwick, Food Czar – Sam Kass, Climate Czar – Todd Stern, Global Warming Czar – Carol Browner, Afghanistan Czar – Richard Holbrooke, Central Region Czar – Dennis Ross, Aids Czar – Jeffrey Crowley, Domestic Violence Czar – Lynn Rosenthal, Anti-Semitism Czar – Hannah Rosenthal, Government Performance Czar – Jeffrey Zients, Drug Czar – Gil Kerlikowske, Science Czar – John Holdren, all are Jewish....or let's say "court Jews..."
"How can we, as individuals or as organized groups of Resistants, really put an end to their oppressive plan for world government, if they are actually said to infiltrate and finance both sides of any cause, both sides of any war, both sides of Proxy wars, assassinations, rogue covert operations... and mass Murder of civilians...., while being amazingly wealthy and increasingly more powerful...until the coming collapse of their utter corruption and scheming worldwide.

"How can we, at least, resist what is happening to our Constitutions and to our civil liberties, without becoming outlaws ourselves, especially when sovereign states are turning into police states, when politicians deemed to represent our best interests are nothing more than puppets those people fully control through blackmail, extortion, honey-pot, corruption and pressure..."

Israeli high-tech, spies, and commandos merge in Cambridge firm

October , 2010 -- Israeli high-tech, spies, and commandos merge in Cambridge firm... a La 9/11 inside Job....

The arrest by the FBI of Elliot Doxer, a financial employee of the Cambridge-based Akamai Technologies, Inc. for trying to sell company secrets to officials of the Israeli Consulate in Boston has once again raised the profile of the firm that was also at the center of the 9/11 inside Job attacks....

After first approaching the Israeli Consulate, Doxer made 62 "dead drops" with an undercover FBI agent who Doxer believed was an Israeli intelligence agent. The dead drops occurred between September 2007 and March 2009.

As is usually the case with Israeli espionage cases, the Justice Department documents filed in the case merely refer to Israel as "Country X." The Justice Department reportedly said "Country X," cooperated in the investigation of Doxer. However, the Justice Department does not indicate when "Country X's" cooperation began. The US Attorney's Office in Boston claims that Israeli consular officials cooperated with U.S. officials before accepting Doxer's offer, but it does not indicate when the cooperation actually began -- upon initital contact by Doxer or after a period of time subsequent to initial contact.

Doxer was only charged with a single count of wire fraud. The Justice Department is not alleging any wrongdoing by Israel.

According to court filings by the government, Doxer wrote an e-mail to the Israeli Consulate and stated: "I am a Jewish American who lives in Boston. I know you are always looking for information and I am offering the little I may have." Eventually, the information Doxer turned over to the FBI's undercover agent included a list of Akamai's clients, contracts with clients, a full list of Akamai employees, and details on access to the company's computer systems and physical spaces. Akamai provides Internet services.

The following is the US Attorney's press release on Doxer's arrest, with Israel not mentioned:



BOSTON, Mass. - An employee of a high technology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts was arrested and charged today in federal court with secretly providing confidential business information over an 18-month period to a person he believed to be an agent of a foreign government.

ELLIOT DOXER, 42, of Brookline, Massachusetts, was charged in a Complaint with one count of wire fraud. Doxer worked in the finance department of Cambridge-based Akamai Technologies, Inc., a provider of Internet content delivery services. The Complaint alleges that on June 22, 2006, Doxer sent an email to a foreign country’s consulate in Boston stating that he was willing to provide any information he had access to, that might help the foreign country. It is alleged that in later communications, Doxer said his chief desire “was to help our homeland and our war against our enemies.” He also allegedly asked for $3,000 in light of the risks he was taking. The foreign government cooperated with the United States in the investigation.

The Complaint alleges that in September 2007, a U.S. federal agent posing undercover as an agent of the foreign country spoke to Doxer and established a “dead drop” where the agent and Doxer could exchange written communications. The Complaint further alleges that from September 2007 through March 2009, Doxer visited the “dead drop” at least 62 times to leave confidential business information, retrieve communications, or check for new communications.

The Complaint alleges that among the confidential business items Doxer provided the undercover agent were an extensive list of Akamai’s customers; some contracts between Akamai and various customers revealing contact, services, pricing, and termination date information; and a comprehensive list of Akamai’s employees that revealed their positions and full contact information. According to the Complaint, Doxer also broadly described Akamai’s physical and computer security systems and stated that he could travel to the foreign country and could support special and sensitive operations in his local area if needed.

The Complaint does not allege that any representative of any foreign government sought or obtained sensitive information in this case, nor does the Complaint charge any foreign government representative with wrongdoing.

If convicted, Doxer faces a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment, a three-year term of supervised release, a $250,000 fine or twice the gain or loss, whichever is highest, and restitution to the victim.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston Field Office and Robert Bethel, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service made the announcement today. The case is being investigated by members of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Section and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys William D. Weinreb and Scott Garland respectively in Ortiz’s Antiterrorism and National Security Unit and Computer Crimes Unit. Akamai Technologies, Inc. cooperated fully in the investigation.

The details contained in the Complaint are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case against Doxer makes little sense considering the fact that Akamai Technologies was co-founded by Daniel Lewin, a member of the Israeli "deep insertion" commando special unit, the Sayeret Matkal, also known as the General Command Reconnaissance Unit. The unit usually gathers intelligence deep within enemy territory. Lewin was a passenger on American Airline flight 11 and allegedly died when hijackers crashed the plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Lewin was born in Denver but raised in Jerusalem. He also worked for IBM's research laboratory in Haifa and studies at Haifa Technion in Haifa, Israel and his official record includes four years of service with the Israeli Defense Force.

With Akamai's obvious connections to Israeli intelligence, why would Doxer believe the Israelis would pay him for information they could easily obtain directly from the firm?

The editor previously wrote about Lewin, Akamai, and American Airlines flight 11 in an expose of suspicious Israeli espionage activities before, during, and after the 9/11 attacks:

"Around 8:10 AM on September 11, 2001, American Airlines flight attendant Madeline Amy Sweeney, a 13-year veteran of the airline, used her cell phone to report to her supervisor at Logan Airport in Boston about the hijacking and murders occurring on her aircraft. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Memorandum written the same day stated that one of the hijackers assigned to seat 10B (reportedly Satam Al Suqami) shot and killed the passenger assigned to seat 9B. The passenger shot was reported to have been Daniel C. Lewin, an Israeli-American agent with the top secret Israeli anti-terrorist Unit 269 of the counter-terrorism Sayeret Matkal branch of the Israeli Defense Force.

Lewin also served as the chief technology officer of Akamai Technologies, Inc., a software company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The 911 Commission Report stated that Lewin was stabbed and not shot by Suqami. While Lewin and Israel were praised in the report no mention was made of Sweeney’s last words to her superiors.

The FAA Memo, which was later reported by the FAA to be alternately erroneous and a first draft, was eventually scrubbed from the FAA’s internal e-mail system. The original FAA memo stated:


September 11, 2001

On September 11, 2001, several commercial air carrier incidents, believed to be terrorist-related, occurred in various locations in the United States. As numerous U.S. passenger air carriers were involved, this has impacted many passengers as well as numerous persons on the ground in these various crash sites. The following is a summary of the events, which have occurred:

American Airlines Flight 11, departed today from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), bound for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The aircraft type was a Boeing 767-200 with eighty-one passengers, nine flight attendants and two crew in the cockpit, which totaled 92 persons on this flight. At approximately 9:18 AM, it was reported that the two crew members in the cockpit were stabbed. The flight then descended with no communication from the flight crew members. The American Airlines FAA Principle Security Inspector (PSI) was notified by Suzanne Clark of American Airlines Corporate Headquarters, that an on board flight attendant contacted American Airlines Operations Center and informed that a passenger located in seat 10B shot and killed a passenger in seat 9B at 9:20 AM.[60] The passenger killed was Daniel Lewin, shot by passenger Satam Al Suqami. One bullet was reported to have been fired. The flight headed in the direction of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). At 9:25 AM, this flight crashed directly into one of the towers at the World Trade Center. At 11:26 AM, a passenger manifest was obtained. The status of any selectees is as yet undetermined.

United Airlines Flight 93 departed this morning, from Newark International Airport (EWR) bound for San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The aircraft type is Boeing 757, confirmation pending. The flight consisted of thirty-eight passengers, two pilots and five crew members, which totaled 45 persons on this flight. Two selectee passengers (Christine Adams and Nicole Miller) were boarded on this flight with no unusual behavior noted per the air carrier personnel and screeners.[61] No cargo was on board this flight. One unit load device (ULD), was on board containing U.S. mail. At 9:42 AM, there was a report of a bomb threat on board this flight. Passengers’ screams were heard in the cabin. At 10:05 AM, the Illinois State Police received a 9-1-1 telephone call from a passenger on that flight, who reported that three hijackers were on board with knives and reportedly made a bomb threat. The three hijackers were reported to be rushing to the cockpit area. At 10:12 AM, the flight crashed near Sommerset, PA. This location is approximately 70-90 miles from Pittsburgh near Route 30.

United Airlines Flight 175, departed from Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS), bound for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This aircraft type was a Boeing 767. There were no selectee passengers on this flight. The flight consisted of nine crew members and forty-seven passengers, which totaled fifty-six persons on this flight. At 9:30 AM, radar contact with FAA air traffic control was lost. At 9:45 AM, United Airlines reported that one flight attendant was stabbed and two crew members were killed. This flight crashed into the second World Trade Center Tower.

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American Airlines Flight 77, departed Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), destined for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This flight departed Gate D26 of the IAD mid-field terminal at 8:09 a.m., and was airborne at 8:21 AM. The aircraft type was a Boeing 757. Number of selectee passengers is unknown at this time; ramp personnel noticed two selectees checked bags on the ramp. One non-selectee passenger did not board due to confusion of gate location. This flight consisted of fifty-eight passengers and six flight crew members, which totaled sixty-four persons on this flight. There was no cargo being transported on this aircraft. There were a total of thirty-five checked bags. It is presumed that this flight crashed into the Pentagon located in Washington, DC at approximately 10:00 AM.

Additional information is continuously being gathered on each of the four incidents described above.

911/01 5:31 PM

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Lewin founded Akamai while he was an MIT graduate student. He founded the firm in 1998 with MIT mathematics professor Frank Thomas Leighton. After 9/11, Akamai provided "free of charge" its web services to numerous government agencies that had problems handling spikes in Internet traffic. It is not known whether the information Doxer offered the Israelis included the list of government agencies receiving the post-9/11 free web services and what those services entailed. Nor has the FBI indicated whether e-mail, confidential or otherwise, sent to government agencies by witnesses to the events of 9/11 was retained by Akamai.

In 2006, retired Army Colonel Fran Trentley, the chief information officer for the White House Communications Agency and who supported Presidential travel missions, joined Akamai as Director of Operations and Delivery for the firm's public sector business services.

In 2006, Akamai established a Network Operations Command Center in Reston, Virginia that monitors global Internet traffic for U.S. government agencies. Akamai has contracts with Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services, the Transportation Security Administration, the Hawaii Federal Health Care Network, the website, and the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards Program.

«Derrière AQMI se cache un projet de recolonisation de l’Afrique»

Octobre 2010

Le directeur général par intérim du Centre africain d’études et de recherche sur le terrorisme (Caert), Lies Boukraâ, a qualifié hier le groupe terroriste Al Qaîda au Maghreb islamique (AQMI) de «leurre» qui cache un projet de recolonisation du Sahel.

Dans une conférence-débat animée, hier, au centre du journal Echaâb pour les études stratégiques, le sociologue n’a ainsi pas manqué d’attirer l’attention sur un risque de soudanisation de cette sous-région connue pour être riche en uranium et en pétrole. Au cours de son exposé consacré à «la lutte antiterroriste au Sahel», il s’est dit particulièrement convaincu que la partie qui se joue actuellement au Darfour entre les Etats-Unis et la Chine est une sorte de répétition générale de ce qui risque de se produire dans quelques années à nos frontières.

M. Boukraâ a également parlé d’une volonté manifeste d’isoler l’Algérie et de saborder ses efforts destinés à mobiliser ses voisins contre les dangers qui guettent le Sahel. «Je pense que ce qui se passe au Darfour est une répétition générale de ce qui nous attend au Sahel. Au Darfour, c’est la première fois que les puissances occidentales essayent de mettre des bâtons dans les roues à la Chine en utilisant les vulnérabilités internes, les clivages, la faiblesse de l’Etat central. Les Américains, les Européens, à leur tête la France, les Indiens et les Chinois jouent une partie serrée au Sahel pour le contrôle des richesses», a-t-il soutenu, tout en faisant remarquer que là où il y a des richesses, on retrouve «comme par hasard» des terroristes et des Occidentaux.... La remarque s’applique, selon lui, de fort belle manière à l’arc djihadiste qui va de l’Afghanistan à l’océan Atlantique et qui traverse le Sahel, une région connue pour abriter d’importants gisements d’uranuim et de pétrole.

Partant de ce constat, Lies Boukraâ a invité l’assistance à relativiser l’importance de la menace que représente AQMI, mais sans pourtant autant la négliger. Au contraire, il prône la destruction totale de cette organisation terroriste. Au passage, le conférencier a indiqué que le butin tiré des rançons (plus de 100 millions dollars) et du trafic de la drogue permettent aux terroristes de disposer d’un budget qui dépasse celui de certains pays de la zone. Au-delà, le DG par intérim du Caert a tenu à assurer que «AQMI n’est pas un danger aussi grand que veulent nous le faire croire les Occidentaux». «AQMI est militairement très prenable. Le nombre de ses éléments ne dépasse pas les 100. Tout le monde sait où ils se trouvent.

Contrairement au milieu urbain, il lui est difficile de maintenir une certaine asymétrie dans le désert. A mon avis, AQMI est l’arbre qui cache la forêt. La menace AQMI est exagérée et amplifiée. Qu’il s’agisse d’AQMi ou autre, il faut être prudent et essayer de déceler ce qui relève de l’intox et de la réalité», a-t-il assuré. Aussi, il recommandera de s’intéresser surtout aux véritables enjeux que «voile» sa surmédiatisation. Une surmédiatisation qui permet à cette organisation de devenir avec le temps un pôle de ralliement des djihadiste du monde entier.

AQMI entre intox et réalité

AQMI, mis à part la région, est actuellement confrontée à trois grandes menaces pour le conférencier. La première serait de voir les plus faibles Etats du Sahel tomber entre les mains de groupes mafieux et assister ainsi à une criminalisation de la politique. Deuxième danger : M. Boukraâ n’écarte pas la possibilité que les grandes firmes internationales prennent la décision d’attiser les rivalités entre Etats (ou à l’intérieur des pays) pour s’assurer le contrôle des richesses de la région pour la transformer en «hub énergétique». Ces dangers, a souligné le directeur du Caert, ne sont pas une vue de l’esprit dans la mesure où le nouveau capital occidental et le capital mondialisé n’ont certes pas encore entamé la division du monde, mais cela ne saurait tarder. Dans le cas de l’Afrique, les choses se sont, selon lui, précipitées puisque le continent est sur le point d’être «dépecé».

Pour le conférencier, l’enjeu véritable n’est rien de moins que la recolonisation de l’Afrique. Enfin, le troisième risque serait que des acteurs locaux ouvrent la porte à l’ingérence étrangère et que le Sahel se voit précipité dans le chaos au point de finir par ressembler aux zones tribales se trouvant à cheval entre le l’Afghanistan et le Pakistan.

Hypothèse qui pourrait faire peser de graves menaces autant pour l’Afrique que pour l’Europe. Pour éviter que de tels scénarios ne se produisent, le DG du Caert a estimé qu’il était primordial que les pays du Sahel unissent leurs forces pour lutter contre le terrorisme et disent non à l’ingérence et entreprennent sans plus tarder de réduire les facteurs de vulnérabilité du Sahel (sous-administration des pays, mauvaise gouvernance, corruption, pauvreté, etc.). Mais cela ne semble pas être la voie suivie pour le moment, étant donné qu’il a indiqué détenir des informations qui attestent que «certains dirigeants de la région seraient intéressés par des alliances secrètes avec des puissances occidentales à des fins opaques»....

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ponzis and casinos: The transformation of America into a kleptocracy, state by state...

October , 2010 -- Ponzis and casinos: The transformation of America into a kleptocracy, state by state...
The United States is adopting Third World standards for business corruption and official criminal conduct....

From the "Heart of Dixie," Alabama, to the "North Star State," Minnesota, unscrupulous federal and local prosecutors, attorneys, judges, and businessmen are fleecing taxpayers and investors. The corruption that has permeated state and local government, courthouses, and business councils is turning America into a Nigerian-style kleptocracy where corruption pays off and whistleblowing results in continuous retaliation from those who hold positions of trust....

Lake Wobegon's mafia

In 2008, before the Bernard Madoff super-Ponzi scheme made headlines, there was another, less-publicized Ponzi scheme based in Minnesota that was run by the politically-connected business scam artist Thomas J. Petters. Petters's Ponzi scheme cost investors in and creditors for such Petters Group Worldwide-controlled companies as Polaroid, Sun Country Airlines, and Fingerhut some $3.65 billion. Before Madoff, the Petters scam was the largest Ponzi scheme in the history of the United States.

In what defrauded Petters investors and creditors see as a corruption of justice, Petters's defense attorney, Douglas Kelley, was named both a receiver and a federal trustee for Petters's bankrupt financial empire by US District Court judge for Minnesota Ann Montgomery.

Petters received 50 years in prison after his December 2, 2009 conviction on 20 counts of wire and mail fraud, but his "receptionist," Deanna Coleman, who was promoted to his vice president after she decided to hop in bed with Petters, received only a year and a day in prison. Coleman, who received $8 million in bonuses from Petters, was hailed by U.S. Attorney Todd Jones, a Barack Obama appointee, and other federal prosecutors as one of the greatest federal witness in history. There is some question about how much of Petters's bonuses Coleman was allowed to keep, which is another bone of contention for Petters's defrauded investors and creditors.

Asset forfeiture chicanery in bankruptcy cases, such as that seen in the Petters case with federal prosecutors, court-appointed trustees, and lawyers feeding off the carcass of failed firms has been repeated in cases across the country, including in the bankruptcies of Enron and the Stanford Financial Group.

Kelley proceeded to sell even solvent Petters assets, such as Polaroid, to investors at cut-rate prices, forfeited $20 million in Petters assets to federal prosecutors, and paid his own law firm and his lawyer and bankruptcy cronies $30 million in fees from Petters's assets. The only people who came up short in the machinations of Kelley, Montgomery, and Petters were the investors and creditors who saw everything Petters owned being sucked up by federal prosecutors and Kelley and his cronies.

Petters victims organizing but not seeing any help from Minnesota's elected politicians.

Attempts by Petters's defrauded investors and creditors to have Minnesota's Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar and then-Republican Senator Norm Coleman (no relation to Petters's "receptionist") to take up their cause came up short. It turns out that Klobuchar and Coleman were both recipients of generous campaign donations from Petters. When allegations about fraud first surfaced about Petters, Klobuchar was Hennepin County Attorney. She took no legal action against Petters. Klobucha had earlier been a partner at the law firm Dorsey and Whitney, where former Vice President Walter Mondale also hung his shingle. As it turns out, Mondale's son, former state senator Ted Mondale and a failed candidate for governor of Minnesota, saw his technology venture capital firm, Nazca Solutions, Inc., receive investment money in 2003 from Petters.

Any hope that Norm Coleman's successor, Al Franken, might take up the plight of the defrauded Petters investors and creditors has been dashed by stony silence from Franken.

The plight of the Petters investors and creditors has been largely ignored by the corporate Minnesota media. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune rejected paid advertisements by Petters's Ponzi scheme victims. Klobuchar's father, it turns out, is Jim Klobuchar, a long-time columnist and sports reporter for the Star Tribune.

The Dixie mafia's casino fetish

Heading south from the land of the Lake Woebegone mafia to Alabama and the haunts of the Dixie mafia, the news as of late has been about the federal indictments and arrests of the major influences behind the attempt to introduce casino gambling into Alabama. When former Democratic Governor Don Siegelman pushed for a state lottery over casinos in the state, he was subjected to a politically-motivated prosecution by key members of the Dixie Mafia, including U.S. Judge Mark Fuller, Siegelman's trial judge who sentenced him to seven years, which Siegelman began in solitary confinement before his release pending an appeal of his conviction; US Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama Leura Canary; Canary's husband, Bill Canary, a close friend of Karl Rove and the head of the Alabama Business Council; and Alabama Republican Governor Bob Riley, who has made no secret about his desire to be the GOP presidential candidate in 2012.

Siegelman wanted a state lottery, with state proceeds primarily earmarked for education, but the GOP machine, which had ties to Jack Abramoff, the convicted GOP lobbyist for Indian casinos nationwide, was pushing for casinos in the state that would see little, if any, real financial benefits for the people of Alabama.

On October 4, Alabama electronic bingo tycoon Milton McGregor, who has been described to WMR by two Alabama political insiders as a head honcho for the Dixie mafia in Alabama; his business partner, Ronald Gilley; four Alabama state senators; and four lobbyists were arrested after an indictment for conspiracy, extortion, bribery, wire fraud, obstruction of justice, and money laundering was handed down on October 1 by a federal grand jury in Montgomery. It is noteworthy that Laura Canary, the Bush-appointed US Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, has recused herself from the case. Not only does Canary have a conflict-of-interest in the case but her and her husband's political friend, Governor Riley, has his own links to the subterfuge involved in casino gambling in the state. Bill Canary also has reported business ties, through his former links to Abramoff, to Alabama's Poarch Creek Indian reservation casino and a Choctaw casino in Mississippi.

In January of this year, Riley ordered raids of McGregor's and Gilley's e-bingo casinos, VictoryLand in Macon County, Greenetrack in Greene County, and Country Crossing in Dothan. Riley's move was supported by the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling headed up by John Tyson, the District Attorney for Mobile County. In the shifting sands of Alabama's two-party politics, Riley appointed Tyson, a one-time Democratic candidate for Alabama Attorney General, to the gambling task force to counteract Alabama Republican Attorney General Troy King. King, a political ally of and recipient of campaign funds from McGregor, was seen as attempting to counteract law enforcement interference with the e-bingo operations. However, Tyson's raids on McGregor's and Gilley's bingo parlors were seen as an act of betrayal by McGregor who had pumped $200,000 into Tyson's campaign for Attorney General, according to informed Alabama sources. King charged that Tyson's authorization from Riley to raid the e-bingo casinos gave him powers reserved for the Attorney General.

In 2004, Riley appointed King as Attorney General to fill out the vacancy created when Republican Bill Pryor, Jr. was nominated to the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. In 2006, King defeated Tyson in the election for Attorney General.

Just a week before his arrest by the FBI, Gilley dared the FBI to arrest him. On October 4, Gilley finally got his wish.

As for Tyson, Riley reportedly lured him into the job as gambling task force chef in return for a seat on the Alabama Court of Appeals should a vacancy occur.

The four Alabama state senators arrested in the federal bust were Harri Ann Smith, Larry Means, James Prueitt, and Quinton Ross. Smith, a Republican, who is a political adversary of Riley. Means and Ross are Democrats and Preuitt is a Democrat-turned-Republican.

Alabama sources report to WMR that Riley was intent on seeing McGregor indicted and jailed in order to welsh on a $13 million debt he owed to McGregor for a political slush fund set up for Riley's 2006 re-election campaign against the favored Democratic candidate, Siegelman. Siegelman's indictment before the election took the former governor out of the race but Riley had already had at his disposal some $15 million in a sluch fund, $13 million of which was contributed by McGregor. McGregor was lured into the financial deal when he was told it was for an investment in a lucrative contract to provide machines for the Russian State Lottery. The pass--through company that was bidding for the supposed Rusian State Lottery contract was Paragon Gaming, Inc., an entity that was involved in four Indian casinos in Canada and which also had a relationship with the Circus Circus casino in Las Vegas.

The principals involved in the Paragon Gaming deal with Russia included a member of Riley's immediate family and the family member's best friend who both operated out of an office in Oxford, Alabama. WMR's sources report that the Paragon Gaming "deal" with Russia also involved Dan Gans, the Chief of Staff to Governor-elect and then-Representative Riley, who was also a senior adviser to Riley's 2002 gubernatorial campaign against Siegelman, won by Riley amid charges of election fraud. Gans was also a lobbyist with the Abramoff scandal-plagued Alexander Strategies Group founded by former GOP House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's one-time chief of staff Ed Buckham. In addition, Michael Scanlon, Riley's former congressional press secretary and Capitol Campaign Strategies lobbyist partner of Abramoff who was convicted in the Abramoff scandal, was also reportedly involved in the Russian lottery contract.

However, there never was any Russian State Lottery contract and our sources report it was merely a cover for the creation of Riley's 2006 slush fund to finance his re-election campaign against Siegelman. Bill Canary was Riley's campaign manager in 2006. In 2007, when McGregor asked people close to Riley where his $13 million had gone, he was told "The KGB is looking for it." The KGB had not existed in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The claim that the money had been stolen by Russia was false.

Eventually, Riley attempted to make good on his $13 million debt to McGregor when a female friend of Riley's created a firm called Paragon Corporation, which had no employees, listed a cell phone as corporate contact, and essentially operated out of the trunk of Riley's friend's car. Paragon Corporation, according to our sources, was to receive a $13 million contract from Riley that was to be quietly transferred over to Paragon Gaming and back into McGregor's accounts. However, a leak about Paragon Corporation caused the conspirators in the money laundering operation to abandon the deal and McGregor ended up short of his $13 million investment.

Riley, instead, opted to see McGregor indicted and sent to prison in order to ensure that the $13 million would never have to be paid back to the casino mogul. Riley's gambling task force operation was a way to force the federal government's hand to indict McGregor with the added bonus of seeing indictments brought against other Riley enemies in the state, including the four members of the Alabama Senate indicted along with McGregor.

Suicide is painless

No story on the magnitude of the corruption in Alabama would be complete without a dead body and Riley's and Bill Canary's conspiracies in Alabama do not disappoint.

In 1999, Alabama businessman Ralph Stacy formed the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA), which grew to some 60,000 dues-paying members in the state and dwarfed Bill Canary's smaller Business Council of Alabama (BCA), which had some 5,000 members. In 2003, Stacy and Canary agreed to merge their operations in an entity known as "The Partnership." Later, Stacy became a senior vice president of the BCA under Canary. However, Stacy seemed reluctant to enter into the full merger, which would give Canary and his GOP friends, including Riley, access to 60,000 CCAA member companies, and the first joint meeting of the merged group was not held until 2009 when US Chamber of Commerce President keynoted the first annual joint meeting of the BCA and CCAA in Birmingham.

On September 14, Stacy entered the BCA offices in the Business Center of Alabama Building in Montgomery and allegedly committed suicide using a shotgun. Those who are familiar with Stacy claim that his religious beliefs would have deterred him from suicide and that Stacy may have been using the shotgun to threaten Canary with a demand for the end to the business alliance between the BCA and CCAA. The circumstances surrounding Stacy's death are sketchy and the Montgomery Police have not been anxious to provide further information on the alleged suicide. Some informed sources are convinced that Stacy became aware of a conspiracy by Canary, Donohue, and Rove to use Rove's new non-profit group, "American Crossroads," to launder Indian casino proceeds into the coffers of Republican Party candidates nationwide prior to the mid-term election and that Stacy wanted out of the partnership.

A pox on both their houses

The corruption in Minnesota and Alabama is certainly not limited to these two states and it involves both Republicans and Democrats who hold elective office across the country. Voters have shown their distaste for both parties and polls indicate that anti-incumbency anger will see a number of office holders fall in the November 2 election.

The postscript to Stacy's "suicide" links to other suicides in which a murky but well-funded network of George Soros-funded operatives, web "journalists," and cognitive infiltrators glommed onto stories with the intent of controlling the reporting. These include the "suicide" deaths of Florida Department of Transportation investigator Ray Lemme, who was investigating contract and election fraud in the state's 2002-2004 elections, and "DC Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey, as well as the suspicious aircraft crash death of GOP information technology guru Mike Connell. As with the Connell case, a mysterious anonymous letter concerning Donohue's operations at the US Chamber has been "leaked." In Connell's case, another "anonymous" letter, sent after Connell's death, claimed he was the infamous White House Murder INC,....