The End of America

September 30, 2006

The title is cliche, but it’s really the only thing fitting for this entry.  This is most likely one of the most important entries I will ever do on here, as it will detail what exactly the Government just did a couple days ago.  It’s so depressing that I almost feel like giving up, because I know the majority of people will not realize what is happening until it’s too late, but I can’t give up, and neither can anyone else who realizes that 9/11 was an inside job, and knows the truth about everything else that our Government has done.

The House passed a bill on Thursday night that has completely ripped to shreds whatever freedom was left in America.  To get you started, here’s an article from the LATimes.  Most of the article linked there will be posted below.

Buried in the complex Senate compromise on detainee treatment is a real shocker, reaching far beyond the legal struggles about foreign terrorist suspects in the Guantanamo Bay fortress. The compromise legislation, which is racing toward the White House, authorizes the president to seize American citizens as enemy combatants, even if they have never left the United States. And once thrown into military prison, they cannot expect a trial by their peers or any other of the normal protections of the Bill of Rights.

This dangerous compromise not only authorizes the president to seize and hold terrorists who have fought against our troops “during an armed conflict,” it also allows him to seize anybody who has “purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States.” This grants the president enormous power over citizens and legal residents. They can be designated as enemy combatants if they have contributed money to a Middle Eastern charity, and they can be held indefinitely in a military prison.

What is worse, if the federal courts support the president’s initial detention decision, ordinary Americans would be required to defend themselves before a military tribunal without the constitutional guarantees provided in criminal trials.

Legal residents who aren’t citizens are treated even more harshly. The bill entirely cuts off their access to federal habeas corpus, leaving them at the mercy of the president’s suspicions.

The new bill, if passed, would further entrench presidential power. At the very least, it would encourage the Supreme Court to draw an invidious distinction between citizens and legal residents. There are tens of millions of legal immigrants living among us, and the bill encourages the justices to uphold mass detentions without the semblance of judicial review.

But the bill also reinforces the presidential claims, made in the Padilla case, that the commander in chief has the right to designate a U.S. citizen on American soil as an enemy combatant and subject him to military justice. Congress is poised to authorized this presidential overreaching. Under existing constitutional doctrine, this show of explicit congressional support would be a key factor that the Supreme Court would consider in assessing the limits of presidential authority.

This is no time to play politics with our fundamental freedoms. Even without this massive congressional expansion of the class of enemy combatants, it is by no means clear that the present Supreme Court will protect the Bill of Rights. The Korematsu case — upholding the military detention of tens of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II — has never been explicitly overruled. It will be tough for the high court to condemn this notorious decision, especially if passions are inflamed by another terrorist incident. But congressional support of presidential power will make it much easier to extend the Korematsu decision to future mass seizures.

Though it may not feel that way, we are living at a moment of relative calm. It would be tragic if the Republican leadership rammed through an election-year measure that would haunt all of us on the morning after the next terrorist attack.

This is a complete nightmare we are living in.  Nobody will realize what is happening here until there is another staged terror attack, and then a lot of people are going to wake up.  The best way to show a dictator for what they are is to make them act like one, and that is what they are doing right now.

This is not all they are up to though, they’re also going to openly legalize the homeland wiretapping program that they have been secretly doing for years.  Now that they’re busted, they’ll just make it legal.  Here’s an article from the Associated Press.

I now want to post some excerpts from two articles posted on Infowars.com, which have summed up everything that is going on, the two articles can be found below:

Torture Bill States Non-Allegiance To Bush Is Terrorism

Bush Given Authority To Sexually Torture American Children

As with most things I’ve read on these issues, I wish everything were being exaggerated, or taken things out of context, but sadly, they’re 100% accurate.  The Government is now openly stating they can do this, and now more than ever, I can feel the next staged terror attack coming, and the complete loss of freedom in this country unless you comply with anything and everything.  Here’s some parts of the two articles posted above.

Slamming the final nail in the coffin of everything America used to stand for, the boot-licking U.S. Senate last night gave President Bush the legal authority to abduct and sexually mutilate American citizens and American children in the name of the war on terror.

There is nothing in the “detainee” legislation that protects American citizens from being kidnapped by their own government and tortured.

Yale Law Professor Bruce Ackerman states in the L.A. Times,The compromise legislation….authorizes the president to seize American citizens as enemy combatants, even if they have never left the United States. And once thrown into military prison, they cannot expect a trial by their peers or any other of the normal protections of the Bill of Rights.”

Similarly, law Professor Marty Lederman explains: “this [subsection (ii) of the definition of ‘unlawful enemy combatant’] means that if the Pentagon says you’re an unlawful enemy combatant — using whatever criteria they wish — then as far as Congress, and U.S. law, is concerned, you are one, whether or not you have had any connection to ‘hostilities’ at all.”

We have established that the bill allows the President to define American citizens as enemy combatants. Now let’s take it one step further.

Before this article is dismissed as another extremist hyperbolic rant, please take a few minutes out of your day to check for yourself the claim that Bush now has not only the legal authority but the active blessings of his own advisors to torture American children.

The backdrop of the Bush administration’s push to obliterate the Geneva Conventions was encapsulated by John “torture” Yoo, professor of law at Berkeley, co-author of the PATRIOT Act, author of torture memos and White House advisor.

During a December 1st debate in Chicago with Notre Dame professor and international human rights scholar Doug Cassel, John Yoo gave the green light for the scope of torture to legally include sexual torture of infants.

Cassel: If the president deems that he’s got to torture somebody, including by crushing the testicles of the person’s child, there is no law that can stop him?

Yoo: No treaty.

Cassel: Also no law by Congress — that is what you wrote in the August 2002 memo…

Yoo: I think it depends on why the President thinks he needs to do that.

Click here for the audio.

If this is hard to believe, I understand, I even have a rough time sometimes realizing what they’re actually doing, and will continue to do now to Americans, but this is the truth, and it needs to be told.

Yoo’s comments were made before the passage of the torture legislation last night. Up until that point Bush had merely cited his role as dictator-in-chief as carte-blanche excuse for ordering torture – now his regime have the audacity to openly put it in writing – going one step further than even the Nazis did.

Again, for those who are still deluded into thinking the extent of the “pressure” is loud music and cold water being thrown over Johnny Jihad in Ragheadistan, consider for a moment the fact that your own Congress and President who, according to the Constitution, are mandated to serve you, have just legalized abducting your kids from your home and electric shocking their genitals.

The policy of torturing children in front of their parents has already been signed off on by the Pentagon and enacted under the Copper Green program and it happened at Abu Ghraib .

The bill also retroactively gives Bush, the Neo-Cons or any of their henchmen immunity from war crimes charges dating back to September 11 . Ask yourself why they would be so careful to protect themselves from accusations of war crimes.

Could that possibly be because they are knowingly committing war crimes?

The legislating of torture itself should be a criminal act. All laws that contradict the U.S. Constitution are null and void. It was once a law that black people were slaves.

Only by engaging in civil disobedience and refusing to tolerate or acknowledge the laws of a criminal regime that has greased the skids for sexually torturing kids can we ever have a hope of returning America to its past glory.

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For a video from CNN talking about this, click here.

Here’s some parts from the article detailing how if you don’t support Bush or whoever is the current figurehead for the elite in America, you’re a terrorist.
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Subsection 4(b) (26) of section 950v. of HR 6166 – Crimes triable by military commissions – includes the following definition.

“Any person subject to this chapter who, in breach of an allegiance or duty to the United States , knowingly and intentionally aids an enemy of the United States, or one of the co-belligerents of the enemy, shall be punished as a military commission under this chapter may direct.”

For an individual to hold an allegiance or duty to the United States they need to be a citizen of the United States. Why would a foreign terrorist have any allegiance to the United States to breach in the first place?

This is another telltale facet that proves the bill applies to U.S. citizens and includes them under the “enemy combatant” designation. We previously cited the comments of Yale law Professor Bruce Ackerman, who wrote in the L.A. Times , “The compromise legislation….authorizes the president to seize American citizens as enemy combatants, even if they have never left the United States. And once thrown into military prison, they cannot expect a trial by their peers or any other of the normal protections of the Bill of Rights.”

The New York Times stated that the legislation introduced, “A dangerously broad definition of “illegal enemy combatant” in the bill could subject legal residents of the United States, as well as foreign citizens living in their own countries, to summary arrest and indefinite detention with no hope of appeal. The president could give the power to apply this label to anyone he wanted.”

Calling the bill “our generation’s version of the Alien and Sedition Acts,” the Times goes on to highlight the rubber stamping of torture.

“Coerced evidence would be permissible if a judge considered it reliable — already a contradiction in terms — and relevant. Coercion is defined in a way that exempts anything done before the passage of the 2005 Detainee Treatment Act, and anything else Mr. Bush chooses.”

Since with this bill, in the aggregate, Bush has declared himself to be above the Constitution and the laws of the United States, the allegiance of American citizens is no longer to the flag or the freedoms for which it stands, but to Bush himself, the self-appointed dictator, and any diversion from that allegiance will mandate arrest, torture and conviction in a military tribunal under the terms of this bill.

Similar to the UK’s Glorification of Terrorism law , which top lawyers have slammed as vague, open to interpretation and a potential weapon for the government to kidnap supposed subversives, the nebulous context of “wrongfully aiding the enemy,” could easily be defined to include publicly absolving an accused terrorist of involvement in a terrorist attack.

That renders the entire 9/11 truth movement an aid to terrorist suspects and subject to military tribunal and torture. In addition, Bush’s recently cited National Strategy for Combating Terrorism, which is available on the White House website, labels conspiracy theorists as terrorist recruiters .

This should leave us with no doubt as to which parties are the target of the government’s torture and intimidation campaign.

Could protesting a war approved by the government and their bootlickers in Congress and the Senate be considered breaching an allegiance to the United States? Could campaigning against the bombing of a target country be considered wrongfully aiding the enemy?

When the USA PATRIOT act was rushed through at the height of an anthrax scare without any members of Congress even having time to read it, we were assured that it was to fight terrorists and would not be used against the American people.

Since then a plethora of cases whereby the USA PATRIOT act was used against U.S. citizens emerged, including the internment without trial for over three years of Jose Padilla , an American citizen who was finally released after no evidence of terrorism was uncovered.

Reading and hearing about this actually makes me physically ill.  I started this site because of all the good, hopeful news that was coming out regarding the 9/11 Truth movement.  I wanted a place to compile all the evidence showing how 9/11 was an inside job.  Things like this though almost make you feel like there’s no hope.  Most people would obviously fight this kind of law in America, but all it’s going to take is a huge, possibly nuclear attack on a major US city, and almost all of America will be willing to do anything just to have some semblance of life, that includes living in a constant state of fear.  According to this new bill, this site is training terrorists, and supposed I am a terrorist, because I want there to be a true investigation of 9/11.  Asking questions and showing the gaping holes of the official 9/11 story is now terrorism, and these are some of the darkest days of America since 9/11.

How long is it until they take away Net Neutrality (essentially killing the Internet) and stage another terrorist attack?  Considering that they passed this horrendous bill in just ten days, it won’t be long.

 

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China’s Inhumanity

September 28, 2006

I’ve been meaning to do an entry on the cancer known as China for a while now, but a recent BBC report is something that is worst than I’ve ever seen before in China.

First there’s this video showing in detail the Dog & Cat fur trade that takes place in China..  This video is extremely graphic.

As far as humans go, we’ve known for a long time now that China imprisons, tortures, and publicly executes political dissidents, those who practice peaceful, but banned religions (which is most in China).  To block the Chinese off from the rest of the world even more, they force Google and Yahoo to censor their search engines so that no one in China can search and read about human rights, and what it’s like in what is left of the free world.

I first heard the story of them killing their prisoners for their organs a few months ago, but today I have come across a hidden camera BBC report showing exactly the processing of humans China is engaging in.  Humans and loving animals in China are regarded as nothing more than meat in China, here’s the video.

BBC Hidden Camera Footage Inside China

An undercover investigation by BBC News finds that China has a flourishing trade of organs from executed prisoners. China is becoming the destination of choice for rich foreigners in need of organ transplants. One hospital said it could provide a liver for about $100,000.

China has more executions than any other country in the world. Officials told undercover reporters that executions increase prior to national holidays, so many organs are available around those times.

The following video report features hidden camera footage of organs being sold in China.

The above video is not graphic at all however, although it does show what a public execution in China looks like minus the actually killing.  China kills their prisoners publicly and then mails the person’s family the ashes, erasing all evidence that the organs were stolen from the person’s body. 

Let’s also not forget that China will kill people’s babies if they already have one, and they do it by drowning it in a bucket right in front of the parents.  They also have publicly executed 10-12 year old kids with machine guns to head.  Footage of this sub-human behavior can be found on the Internet. 

China is an absolute cancer to this world, and America, Europe, and the rest of the supposed civilized world accepts them and defends them, not to mention giving China millions of dollars a year to buy innocent people’s organs.

Have you ever seen China criticized on CNN or Fox News?  When China’s dictator (and that’s what he is) was at the White House for a meeting with Bush a few months ago, a Chinese woman in the crowd began screaming in protest during the dictator’s speech.  Click here for a video of the entire incident.

President Bush can be seen comforting the Chinese dictator immediately, and then Secret Service takes her away.  I wouldn’t doubt that she was delivered right back to China for execution.  America and other super powers allow China to treat its people like this so that they can profit off it.  The world elite’s plan to make America (and the world) more like China, and they get closer to that goal with every staged terror attack, among other things.

The fact that leaders, Governments, and media of all the powerful countries in the world are ignoring what is happening in China instead of challenging them on it without a doubt proves that the people we have in power are not only corrupt, but also have no value for human life or freedom.  If they cared in the least, they’d at least pretend to criticize the events that occur in China every single day.  The practices of China, and its continual world resource grabbing will bring this world down, if the hyped up WW3 doesn’t do it first.

Other news for September 28th, 2006,

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, who criticizes Bush, and is one of the only in the mainstream media actually telling the truth was sent a hate mail letter filled with white powder.  This letter was sent to his home, and to the mainstream media, seems to be nothing more than a joke.  I’m sure if it was someone under the payroll of Bush, it would have resulted in another terrorist warning and another loss of rights.  Here’s the full story.

Lauro Jones Chavez, who was the former US Central Command Systems Administrator who came out about 9/11, and the things he saw within his classified post within the Government on the morning of 9/11 has been fired from his current job at a software company.  Go down a couple entries for the story on him, or click here for a more detailed article. 

This is after several days of screaming phone calls to his workplace demanding that he be fired for speaking about what he saw and heard on the morning of 9/11.  I wonder what happened to freedom of speech these days…


Former Governor Doubts Official 9/11 Story

September 27, 2006

Originally Posted Here

Former Minnesota Governor, actor and wrestling star Jesse Ventura has publicly questioned the official version of events behind 9/11 and gone further than ever before in citing Operation Northwoods and the Gulf of Tonkin as examples of how the government has planned and carried out staged war provocations in the past.

Ventura has temporarily left his Baja Mexico surfing lifestyle to lend support to Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman. At a press conference yesterday Ventura said that the Republicans and Democrats were “destroying our country” and its political process. Sporting a beard and dreadlocks, the former Vietnam veteran also criticized the Iraq war.

Alex Jones and his film crew were able to set up a last minute interview with Ventura at a San Antonio restaurant after his appearance before a packed house at UTSA.

Ventura first stated that he had many unanswered questions about 9/11. The former Governor cited Operation Northwoods , a 1963 Joint Chiefs of Staff plan to stage terror attacks and kill American citizens to start a war with Cuba, as an example of how the U.S. government wanted to kill its own people and blame it on foreign enemies to justify war. Ventura found it painful, having dutifully served himself, that elements within the government would go to such barbaric and deceitful lengths to con its own populace into supporting militarism.

Ventura then raised the issue of the Gulf of Tonkin, citing recently released declassified information confirming that American ships were never attacked and the incident was manufactured in order to provide the entry to the Vietnam war. This was particularly unpalatable for Ventura because he joined as a Navy Seal on September 11 1969, fought in Vietnam and lost many friends there.

Ventura asked that if the U.S. government were prepared to stage such a gargantuan historical event in terms of its significance in leading a nation to war then, why they would they refrain from doing so again today?

Ventura also highlighted 9/11 itself in contrasting the lax response of NORAD air defense to the four commercial airliners on 9/11 compared with the immediate interception of golfer Payne Stewart’s Lear Jet in October 1999.

Ventura said that the argument that Americans should give up liberty in exchange for security in the war on terror was horrible and that government should never be trusted. He encouraged Americans to be skeptical of anything the government claims in light of their past duplicity.

Ventura seemed visibly upset during the interview, calling the American public apathetic, seemingly wanting to say more, and was very cynical that any real investigation would take place having already witnessed the 9/11 Commission’s whitewash.

Ventura had previously aired his skepticism of the official version of events on Jay Leno and elaborated on a 2004 radio show but the former Governor went further than ever before during this interview.

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I’ll have the interview, either in audio or video form in the Multimedia section soon. 

I also wanted to mention the recent news about how small amounts of liquids are now allowed to be taken onto planes again.  I take it they found all the liquid-bomber terrorists in the world or something?  How is it that less than two months ago, the threat was so severe that women had to drink their own breast milk to get onto a plane, and everyone was being forced to throw all their liquids in the same container while being groped, but now in late September it’s all fine again?

This is the exact same mentality they use for the everyday terrorism news.  They try and keep and constant state of paranoia and fear among the nation (and world) but not too much that you just don’t care anymore.  They relax on the terror scares and security every now and then, and then shortly after another attack of arrest takes place and they turn everything up again.

These procedures and constant terror alerts aren’t being used for our security, they’re being used to train us to submit, and if you don’t submit, you’re a terrorist. 

Many are now calling the 9/11 Truth movement treasonous and that we’re domestic terrorists.  Every time a high profile person comes out and says they don’t believe the official 9/11 story, they are called every name possible and have their character dragged through the mud, a recent example can be found here.  That man was right there where the NORAD stand down was ordered.  His place of employment is now being flooded with drooling neo-Conservatives screaming that he’s a “crackpot”. 

How about researching the facts that are being raised by the guy instead of believing everything Rumsfeld and the news shove down your throat everyday?


Condoleezza Rice OK’d murder of first responders

September 26, 2006

From the NY Post

September 24, 2006 — Condoleezza Rice’s office gave final approval to the infamous Environmental Protection Agency press releases days after 9/11 claiming the air around Ground Zero was “safe to breathe,” internal documents show.

Now Secretary of State, Rice was then head of the National Security Council – “the final decision maker” on EPA statements about lower Manhattan air quality, the documents say.

Scientists and lawmakers have since deemed the air rife with toxins.

Early tests known to the EPA at the time had already found high asbestos levels, the notes say. But those results were omitted from the press releases because of “competing priorities” such as national security and “opening Wall Street,” according to a report by the EPA’s inspector general.

The chief of staff for then-EPA head Christie Todd Whitman, Eileen McGinnis, told the inspector general of heated discussions, including “screaming telephone calls,” about what to put in the press releases.

The notes come from a 2003 probe into public assurances made on Sept. 16, five days after the 9/11 attacks. They tell how a White House staffer “worked with Dr. Condoleezza Rice’s press secretary” on reviewing the press releases for weeks.

Whitman said through a spokeswoman Friday that she never discussed her press releases directly with Rice. She also defended her collaboration with the White House.

Now-retired Inspector General Nikki Tinsley told The Post her auditors tried to question the head of President Bush’s Environmental Quality Council, but “he would not talk to us.”

Calls and e-mails to Rice were not returned
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Ask yourself this: If you made a “mistake” at work, that cost hundreds and thousands of people their lives, whether it be daily pain or death, would you still have a job?  I can’t think of any other job other than within the Government, where you can be the cause of death, and not be punished for it.


Iraq War increased terrorism

September 25, 2006

That of course, was always the plan. Governments gain from conflict and turmoil in the world, and this is just more evidence that Iraq was done to not only profit off the oil and weapon contracts, but also to foster a growing terrorist threat to keep the world in submission. Here’s a report from the NYTimes/BBC.

US report says Iraq fuels terror

 

 

The New York Times newspaper has published what it says are the findings of a classified US intelligence paper on the effects of the Iraq war.

The document reportedly blames the three-year-old conflict for increasing the threat of terrorism and helping fuel Islamic radicalism worldwide.

However, a White House spokesman said the newspaper report was “not representative of the entire document”.

The paper has not seen the report, but spoke to people familiar with it.

The BBC’s defense correspondent Rob Watson says this is not the first time the US intelligence community has said that the war in Iraq has made the problem of Islamist extremism worse.

Indeed it had warned that might happen even before the US-led invasion in 2003.


But, our correspondent says, this latest finding, known as a National Intelligence Estimate, is the most comprehensive report yet, based on the considered analysis of all 16 of the US intelligence agencies.

According to the New York Times, which has spoken to officials who have either read it, or been involved in drafting it, the report says the invasion and occupation of Iraq has spawned a new generation of Islamic radicalism that has spread across the globe.

It also warns that Islamic militants who have fought in Iraq could foment radicalism and violence when they return to their home countries, much as returning Jihadis did after the war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

Al-Qaeda threat

It reportedly concludes that, while al-Qaeda may have been weakened since the 11 September 2001 attacks, the radical Islamic movement worldwide has strengthened with the formation of new groups and cells who are inspired by Osama Bin Laden, but not under his direct control.

But White House spokesman Peter Watkins hit back at the newspaper’s report, saying: “Their [terrorists’] hatred for freedom and liberty did not develop overnight; those seeds were planted decades ago.

“Instead of waiting while they plot and plan attacks to kill innocent Americans, the United States has taken the initiative to fight back.”

However, the report will make uncomfortable reading at the White House, our correspondent says.

In a series of recent speeches, President George W Bush has been portraying the war in Iraq as the central front in the war on terrorism. This report implies while that may be true, that it is a front of America’s own making.

In the past, Mr Bush has dismissed such reasoning by arguing that Islamic militants had hated the US long before it invaded Iraq, or even Afghanistan for that matter.

All 16 US intelligence agencies agreed with the findings of the report as well, which is very rare. Iraq is the staged breeding ground for terrorists. The global elite want their to be terrorists, and they also want their to be constant war and conflict, because that is how they make their money. Ask yourself this, who profited from 9/11? Was it Afghanistan’s economy? Was it Osama? Was it Al-Qaeda? Was it Iraq? No. All those people and organizations have been supposedly bombed and torn apart. They gained nothing from 9/11. What did the elite gain though? The Bush Administration gained the right to pass and create any law they desired. The companies with ties to everyone in the Administration have made billions off the war.

 

The war industries love that Iraq is getting worse, it means that they can be in there and in the Middle East for decades to come, which has already been admitted as the plan. This newest report can now be used as an excuse to invade neighboring countries like Iran, as they can say the terrorists from Iraq are now there, and so on. This war will never end because the only people who can stop it are making billions of dollars a year because of it, not to mention the agendas they are passing because of it. This country is being destroyed by both political parties, which have been bought out by global crime syndicates. It’s really a shame that many people just don’t care or think that if they go along with it they will somehow be spared what is to come. Here’s a tip, you won’t.

 


More Privacy Invasion + Another Chavez Speech

September 21, 2006

It seems now that before they try and kill the internet by taking out Net Neutrality, which I will have a big entry on next week, they’re going to try and take away any semblance of privacy left on it.  From the Washington Post:

By HOPE YEN
The Associated Press
Tuesday, September 19, 2006; 9:14 PM

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday that Congress should require Internet providers to preserve customer records, asserting that prosecutors need them to fight child pornography.

Gonzales and FBI Director Robert Mueller have met with several Internet providers, including Time Warner Inc.’s AOL, Comcast Corp., Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc.

The law enforcement officials have indicated to the companies they must retain customer records, possibly for two years. The companies have discussed strengthening their retention periods _ which currently run the gamut from a few days to about a year _ to help avoid legislation.

During those meetings, which took place earlier this summer, Justice Department officials asserted that customer records would help them investigate child pornography cases. But the FBI also said during the meetings that such records would help their terrorism investigations, said one person who attended the meetings but spoke on condition of anonymity because the meetings were intended to be private.

Testifying to a Senate panel, Gonzales acknowledged the concerns of some company executives who say legislation might be overly intrusive and encroach on customers’ privacy rights. But he said the growing threat of child pornography over the Internet was too great.

“This is a problem that requires federal legislation,” Gonzales told the Senate Banking Committee. “We need information. Information helps us makes cases.”

He called the government’s lack of access to customer data the biggest obstacle to deterring child porn.

“We have to find a way for Internet service providers to retain information for a period of time so we can go back with a legal process to get them,” he said.

At Tuesday’s hearing, Gonzales said he agreed with the sentiment of 49 state attorneys general who in a June letter to Congress expressed support for a federal law that would require longer retention of customer records.

“We respect civil liberties, but we have to harmonize this so we can get more information,” he said.

The subject has prompted some alarm among Internet service provider executives and civil liberties groups after the Justice Department took Google to court earlier this year to force it to turn over information on customer searches. Civil liberties groups also have sued Verizon and other telephone companies, alleging that they are working with the government to provide information without search warrants on subscriber calling records.

Justice Department officials have said that any proposal would not call for the content of communications to be preserved and would keep the information in the companies’ hands. The data could be obtained by the government through a subpoena or other lawful process.

Also, in a speech today in Harlem, NY, Hugo Chavez again attacked the President, but he did this while giving the low-income people in the neighborhood cheap heating gas for the winter, something the greedy oil companies here must grow sick with the thought of.  To actually treat some people with humanity and sacrifice maybe a bit of money off that $33 billion a quarter a profit is completely out of the question when it comes to companies like Exxon-Mobil, but not to Citgo it seems, which is owned by Venezuela.  Too bad Chavez can’t also help the tens of thousands still suffering down where Katrina hit, where people are still living in prison-like FEMA camps, ironically placed right next to Exxon-Mobil chemical plants.  More on that in a soon to come entry.  Here’s a FoxNews.com article on Chavez’s speech today, by the way, Fox News Channel is hinting for people to either boycott or attack Citgo stations nationwide.

NEW YORK  —  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, appearing Thursday at a Harlem Church for an oil-for-poor event, repeated his ‘devil’ reference hurled a day earlier at President Bush during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

Chavez, dressed in his signature red shirt, was introduced at the podium by activist actor Danny Glover.

At one point Chavez told the crowd, “sometimes the devil takes human form,” a comment that drew some boos — and applause — from the crowd who interpreted the reference to mean President Bush.

Chavez was visiting the church as part of ceremonies to announce the sale of discounted home heating oil to qualified low-income families.

The appearance came after reports circulated early Thursday morning that the Venezuelan president had left the country overnight after delivering an insult-riddled speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday in which he called President Bush the ‘devil.’

The crowd chanted “Chavez, Chavez, the people are with you” in Spanish as he walked into the Mount Olivet Baptist Church on Lenox Ave. in Harlem.


Iran’s Ahmadinejad & Venezuela’s Chavez: 9/11 was an inside job

September 20, 2006

Chavez spoke with reporters today on the floor of the United Nations meeting in New York, and he had some unique things to say about President Bush and the overall state of the world we’re in.

From FoxNews/Associated Press:

“The United States empire is on its way down and it will be finished in the near future, inshallah,” Chavez told reporters, ending the statement with the Arabic phrase for “God willing.”

Chavez said that the United Nations was a “deceased” organization because it was formed to bridge the differences between the United States and Russia, and a brand new international organization would have to be formed to replace it.

Earlier, Chavez initiated a verbal assault on President Bush, calling him “the devil” during an insult-riddled address to world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly.

“The devil came here yesterday” Chavez said, gesturing to where Bush had stood during his speech on Tuesday. “He came here talking as if he were the owner of the world.”

He later said he was referring to President Bush when he spoke of the devil.

Brandishing a book by Noam Chomsky, Chavez urged the assembly and all Americans to read the leftist’s ruminations on Washington political power.

Chavez, who joined Iran last week in an alliance against U.S. influence, while not directly naming President Bush, accused Washington of “domination, exploitation and pillage of peoples of the world.”

“We appeal to the people of the United States and the world to halt this threat, which is like a sword hanging over our head,” he said.

He also said the U.N. in its current system “doesn’t work” and is “antidemocratic.” He called for reform, saying the U.S. government’s “immoral veto” had allowed recent Israeli bombings of Lebanon to continue unabated for more than a month.

“Venezuela once again proposes today that we reform the United Nations,” he said.

He later proposed that the United Nations move its headquarters from New York to Venezuela.

Chavez said this about 9/11 last week on September 14th:

“It is still not clear what the cause was, nor who directed the terrible act that claimed thousands of lives in seconds and gave the American empire an excuse to hit out with more even brutality and fury at the world,” the Venezuelan president said in a speech in Caracas.

“It is difficult to believe that the towers of the World Trade Center could have collapsed as they did, in the blink of an eye, because of the planes.” Chavez suggested the towers could have been dynamited and noted that the wreckage of the plane that smashed into the Pentagon had not been recovered.

In Washington, a US State Department spokesman said he had no comment on Chavez’s remarks, which were based on a TV program on Monday in which Venezuelan journalist Carlos Sicilia aired his theories on the attacks.

“The hypothesis that is gaining momentum, that Sicilia said last night could blow up soon, is that it was the imperial American power itself that planned and committed this terrible terrorist act to justify its acts of aggression,” said Chavez.”

For a video of Chavez’s comments, click here.

In May of this year Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed 9/11 in a letter to the U.S. government.

“September eleven was not a simple operation,” he wrote.

“Could it be planned and executed without coordination with intelligence and security services – or their extensive infiltration? Of course this is just an educated guess.”

“Why have the various aspects of the attacks been kept secret? Why are we not told who botched their responsibilities? And, why aren’t those responsible and the guilty parties identified and put on trial? All governments have a duty to provide security and peace of mind for their citizens.”