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Thursday, September 20, 2007

SOS: The United States of Terror

by Sarah Meyer
Index Research

Gonzales told a stunned Senate Judiciary Committee that the US Constitution did not provide habeas corpus protection to American citizens. “ Paul Craig Roberts

"The best long term strategy to fight terrorism is adhering to the law of the land.” Terry Turchie


1. Voyage with Charon
2. Iran You're Next
3. Some Recent US Nuclear Information
4. Exponential Terrorism in the USA and Europe
5. The New Attorney General and 'Enemy Combatants'
6. Is Humiliation the Key to US Policy?
7. Where is the Resistance?
8. Appendix: The Barksdale Nuke Accident
9. Footnotes
10. Related Index References

Michaelangelo's Charon

When are the whole bloody lot of ‘terrorists’ and truth slayers sitting at the White House, Pentagon and corporate board meetings, controlling OUR world going to be escorted by Charon across the river Acheron? Pageboys/girls attending them could be Sarkozy, Merkel, Blair, Howard and Harper, Rummie, Wolfie and PNACers While they look like other human beings, I feel they easily fit into the category of what Hannah Arendt called “The Banality of Evil.’1

Iraq Genocide

What is the difference between Hitler invading Europe and Cheney-Bush invading the Middle East / Afghanistan? Do we have to wait until the 6m genocide quota arrives before DOING anything? Are not the 1.2m Iraqi deaths by violent means mega-enough?

Cheney Bush have committed $2.5 trillion to killing 3.4 million Asians - i.e. Bush (Cheney) was saying it was worth it to spend $735,000 / head killing Asian men, women and children. Is that not enough?

2. Iran .. You’re Next

19.09.07: Iraq security and Iran warmongering
© Steve Bell 2007

While mainstream media/Congress/Petraeus were faffing around fibbing about Iraq, the U.S. government continued to use ‘nuclear’ as its foil for its war plan in Iran , according to an 80 page study written by two British security analysts. What bleeding hypocrisy!

US Govt: Iran's Military to be Declared "Specially Designated Global Terrorists" (01.09.07.) [The real “global terrorists” sit in the White House ]

Meanwhile, with media-eye-off-ball, the US managed to lose a nuclear weapon2 - which is surely as bad as or worse than Iran’s 10 year plan. The US has studiously ignored not only its own nuclear weapons, but those in Israel,
India, Pakistan, France and the UK.

Now the US government has put Syria on the nuclear watch list. This will ensure Cheney another bonus for his “Hands Up Halliburton” war funds at taxpayers expense.

Syria had a chemical weapons explosion mishap in mid-July? The detonation reportedly released deadly chemical agenets into the air ... about 50 miles from the Turkish border. ... 15 Syrian soldiers and dozens of Iranian engineers were killed...". ["Stuff Happens"? ... ]

The US/Israel are being uncharacteristically silent about the recent raid by Israel on Syria. What is fed to the public is eerily like the prelude to the Iraq war. The silence prompted Peter Beaumont in the Observer (16.09.07) to ask: Was Israeli raid a dry run for attack on Iran?

3. Some Recent US Nuclear (etc.) Information

[PDF] A SPECIAL THREAT: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy Under the Bush Doctrine (PROTEUS FUND)


"U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues," (updated 05.09.07)

Syria on Nuclear “Watch List,” U.S. Says (13.09.07. Global Security Newswire / NBC. “Syria might have sought out nuclear equipment from “secret suppliers” and is currently hosting North Koreans, a high-level U.S. nuclear nonproliferation official said today.” )

U.S. Study Panel Eyes New Nuclear Weapons Submarine
by Elaine M. Grossman, Global Security Newswire. WASHINGTON — In a closed-door meeting in November, advisers to U.S. Strategic Command are slated to report their recommendations for what could become the Navy’s next nuclear weapons-carrying submarine, Global Security Newswire has learned (see GSN, Dec. 20, 2001). The command, which is responsible for the nation’s nuclear force operations, has assigned its “Strategic Advisory Group” to develop a list of capabilities desired for a boat that might ultimately replace the service’s Ohio-class submarines and the Trident D-5 nuclear-armed ballistic missiles they carry, according to sources close to the panel.

U.S. to Convert Weapons Plutonium Into Nuclear Fuel
17.09.07. By Greg Webb. Global Security Newswire. The United States today announced plans to declare 9 metric tons of plutonium in the U.S. nuclear stockpile to be excess to its defense needs and to convert the material into fuel for nuclear power plants (see GSN, Aug. 2). The material is currently in the form of nuclear weapon pits, the basic nuclear explosive component of every U.S. nuclear weapon. The quantity is sufficient to produce more than 1,000 nuclear weapons, said U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman, but he did not specify how pits would be converted in the program over a span of decades.

U.S. Awards $3.7M for Radiation Sensors (17.09.07. nti.)
The funds were provided to Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina and the District of Columbia to help prevent the movement of illicit nuclear and radiological materials.

Depleted Uranium

Depleted Uranium, Increased Risk
05.09.07. Perry O’Brien, Cornell University - uruknet. Weapons the Department of Defense claims are harmless have serious and lasting effects It is significant, however, that Gulf War veterans have been found to be more likely to develop cancers of the bone, skin, and liver than other veterans. Even more alarming, Iraqi doctors have reported up to a five-fold increase in cancer rates among populations living near sites contaminated by depleted uranium. DU also has an environmental impact, since its half-life is about 4.5 billion years. UN teams found traces of DU in Bosnia seven years after the war there, and Iraq has hundreds of radioactive sites left over from the first Gulf War. This persistent contamination puts DU in violation of the Geneva Conventions prohibition on weapons that "cause widespread, long-term and severe damage to the natural environment." Given the evidence linking DU exposure with numerous health problems, it is shameful that the United States continues to field such weapons without further research on their human impact....

Non-Nuclear News

Other US Horrors

A History Of US Secret Human Experimentation

$s and £s Spent

US War Spending
09.09.07. wikileaks. Table of contents: US Military Equipment in Afghanistan; US War Spending; Analyzing the Contents of the Leaked Document; Homemade radio bombs change everything (Robots, protective armor); Other Equipment - (chemical weapons, A One Cent Rocket launcher, a Wide Range of Cryptologic Gear; Following the Money; Comprehensive Tally; The Original Document; Tools for Analysis; See also: About the Analysis, ‘Further Research Tasks and Questions, Notes and References, Appendix. See also: US MILITARY EQUIPMENT IN AFGHANISTAN

U.S. Arms Exports and Military Assistance in the “Global War on Terror”
06.09.07. Center for Defense Information. CDI’s ongoing research continues to document some troubling trends. Using U.S. government data, CDI has documented that, in the five years after Sept. 11, total U.S. arms sales (Foreign Military Sales and Direct Commercial Sales ) to these 25 countries were worth four times more than those concluded in the five years prior to Sept. 11, and these countries received 18 times more total U.S. military assistance (Foreign Military Financing and International Military Education and Training) after Sept. 11 than before. Furthermore, 72 percent of the countries in this series received more military assistance and 64 percent conducted more arms sales with the United States during the five years after Sept. 11 than during the entire period between the end of the Cold War and Sept. 11 (FY 90-01). .. the United States has increased sales to new post Sept. 11 allies and has made several large and potentially troublesome arms deals, including a multi-billion dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan . .. Total Direct Commercial Sales in the five years after Sept. 11 totaled roughly $66 billion more than in the five years prior, an 11-fold increase. .. Just as the United States is using arms sales as a reward to its allies in the “war on terror,” military assistance programs have also increased since Sept. 11.

Includes pdf report on case studies for following countries: South Caucasus: • Armenia • Azerbaijan • Georgia; South Asia: • India • Nepal • Pakistan; Southeast Asia: • Indonesia • Philippines • Thailand; Middle East: • Bahrain • Oman • Yemen; Central Asia: • Kazakhstan • Kyrgyzstan • Tajikistan • Turkmenistan • Uzbekistan; Africa: • Algeria • Chad • Mali • Mauritania • Niger • Djibouti • Ethiopia • Kenya

Oh! What a Lovely War on Terror - it's the number the arms dealers love
14.09.07. Simon Jenkins, Guardian. A very pithy MUST READ article!. The biggest threat to our freedoms comes not from al-Qaida but from the security bureaucrats and their cronies, 'The noblest testament to freedom is the American constitution, yet, as Grayling points out, the latest statute passed under its aegis runs contrary to its ethos. The mission of the Patriot Act is "to deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools, and for other purposes". Montesquieu and Madison would have been appalled at such generalised statism. Nor are the act's powers temporary, wartime ones; they are permanent, as are Britain's myriad terrorism laws. By extending state power to curb civil liberty they do the terrorist's job (such as it is) for him. Never was Franklin's maxim more apt, that he who would put security before liberty deserves neither. Freedom cannot be strengthened by being weakened. That is the sophistry of dictatorship. ... Seen in the light of history, I do not find Grayling's alarmism out of order. It is simply true that in Britain and America arms dealers, in league with security bureaucrats, have fuelled public debate with extreme paranoia. Those who defend liberty are accused of appeasing an unseen enemy. Those who plead democracy are accused of threatening the state. If the freedom show is to get back on the road, some battles must clearly be fought over and again.'

Guns, not roses, for Iraq ( The U.S. is selling billions in weapons to Iraq. Is the Pentagon's plan making the country secure or arming it to the teeth for civil war?

4. Exponential Terrorism in USA and Europe

There is a police state in Baghdad. What is there to stop a police state in the US? Look at the recent developments:

Taser-Happy US Police

Free speech? VIDEO
Police Taser Student During Kerry Forum. 3 min.

And Kerry stood idly by

Now read this important article by Carolyn Baker, THE END OF AMERICA: THE POLICE STATE IS RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW (20.09.07). This article is about more than tasering and is superb for historically embracing the problems America now has. My own observation of a black person tasering a white person? This is yet another example of rage / violence as a result of humiliation, as discussed below.

Wheelchair=bound Woman Dies After Being Shocked with Taser 10 Times. (19.09.07)

Racism? Iraqi-Americans removed from flight for speaking Arabic
(31.08.07. RAW STORY) Al-Arabiya News in Dubai interviewed one of the six men, who explained that their company has a contract with the US government for defense training. "I do not know why they treated us this way," he said. "We actually came to help the Americans."

Searching Passengers' Faces For Subtle Cues to Terror
19.09.07. Washington Post. Looking for signs of "stress, fear and deception" among the hundreds of passengers shuffling past him at Orlando International Airport one day last month, security screener Edgar Medina immediately focused on four casually dressed men trying to catch a flight to Minneapolis.

VIDEO. There Are Too Many Mosques In This Country . Rep. Peter King. 1 min.

US-NATO fires two women for marrying Muslims (01.09.07.; see

Education is under severe pressure from the US government. Campus Watch is an ominous ‘think tank.’ Corporations sit in universities. Students, professors and legal scholars now come under increasing attack.

Are Animals Safe from The "War on Terror"?


700,000 Name Terror Watch List Still Riddled With False Information

Local Troops Deploy to Nation’s Capital
(22-24.08.07. –
Members of the 1st Battalion 265 Air Defense Artillery have mobilized and are on a plane headed first to Ft. Bliss, then for federal active duty in the capital region. The troops will be deployed for a year. The 265th is part of Operation Noble Eagle. They are ordered by the president to the nation's capital, where they will operate high-tech weapons systems 'against' any potential air threat .

Habeus Corpus vs. Military Commissions Act

Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008
21.09.07. Project Censored - Sonoma State University – Uruknet.
1 No Habeas Corpus for "Any Person. " With the approval of Congress and no outcry from corporate media, the Military Commissions Act (MCA) signed by Bush on October 17, 2006, ushered in military commission law for US citizens and non-citizens alike. While media, including a lead editorial in the New York Times October 19 , have given false comfort that we, as American citizens, will not be the victims of the draconian measures legalized by this Act—such as military roundups and life-long detention with no rights or constitutional protections—Robert Parry points to text in the MCA that allows for the institution of a military alternative to the constitutional justice system for "any person" regardless of American citizenship. The MCA effectively does away with habeas corpus rights for "any person" arbitrarily deemed to be an "enemy of the state." The judgment on who is deemed an "enemy combatant" is solely at the discretion of President Bush. The oldest human right defined in the history of English-speaking civilization is the right to challenge governmental power of arrest and detention through the use of habeas corpus laws , considered to be the most critical parts of the Magna Carta which was signed by King John in 1215...

The New York Times | Restoring American Justice (17.09.07. The New York Times editorial / Truthout)
NY Times calls on Congress to undo the damage it caused when it passed the Military Commissions Act in 2006. The top priority is to reverse the suspension of habeas corpus, "one of the most powerful weapons against tyranny in democracy's arsenal."

On 19 September 2007, the American Senate murdered democracy by barring the restoration of habeus corpus . 'Congress last year eliminated this right for non-U.S. citizens labeled "enemy combatants" by the government.'

What is Martial Law Like? (29.08.07.
A unique feature of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was a small glimpse into the scary world of Martial Law. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said after the disaster that officers didn't have to worry about Civil or Miranda rights when dealing with the looters. Ideas like this cause concern with regular citizens: what happens if you're not a looter? There's a mini-documentary called Code Red: Martial Law from YouTube which features news clips from the 2005 New Orleans Martial Law experiment. VIDEO

Verizon and Government Seek Dismissal of Data-Mining Programs on Secrecy and Free Speech Grounds
(30.08.07. Ryan Singel,
Verizon and its government allies told a federal court judge Thursday that national security requires the dismissal of lawsuit accusing the phone provider of violating federal privacy laws by allegedly providing millions of phone records to a secret anti[pro]-terrorism data-mining program. Verizon also argues that the nation's telephone privacy laws interferes with the company's free speech rights.

Bush Seeks Legal Immunity for Telecoms
(31.08.07. AP-legitgov.)
The Bush regime wants the power to grant legal immunity to telecommunications companies that are slapped with privacy suits for cooperating with the White House's controversial [illegal] warrantless eavesdropping program.

Bush presses Congress to extend domestic spying . (19.08.07. Reuters)

Feds to Restrict Volunteers at Disasters
(01.09.07. AP.)
In an effort to provide better control and coordination, the federal government is launching an ambitious ID program for rescue workers to keep everyday people from swarming to a disaster scene. A prototype of the new first responder identification card is already being issued to fire and police personnel in the Washington, D.C., area. "They're more worried about keeping volunteers out than doing an analysis of what really went wrong," Shearer said. "Independent citizens need to be involved, where we have no ax to grind or cross to bear. But we will tell the truth, and we will tell what we see and bear witness to the incompetence."

NORTHCOM Plans 5 Day Martial Law Exercise
(05.09.07. blacklisted
The United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) has just announced plans for an anti-terrorism exercise called Vigilant Shield 08. The exercise which is slated to run from October 15th to October 20th is described as a way to prepare, prevent and respond to any number of national crises. The exercise is simply a test case scenario for the implementation of martial law.

F-15s Fly Over NY for 9-11 Anniversary (07.09.07.
Two F-15 Eagles from the 102nd Fighter Wing at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., will over fly New York City as part of the continuing Operation Noble Eagle mission.

Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks (, 12 Sep 2007)

Former FBI Counterterrorism Expert Warns if National Security Given to CIA, U.S. Will Have Crossed Line of No Return
14.09.07. Palisades, NY (PRWEB). Counterterrorism expert (Turchie) warns that law of the land is being abandoned for secrecy in war against terrorists. If this continues, it will be a victory for the terrorists.

"The way the government is set up today to fight terrorism indicates that we as a nation have learned nothing," said former FBI Counterterrorism expert Terry Turchie in an address at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, Monday evening, Sept. 10th. "Terrorism is intimidation and coercion designed to strike fear in people in order to change the political, economic or social fabric of the country. The terrorists are very clear and they know what they are doing. Unlike the terrorists, our focus on terrorism is driven by politicians and emotion and what comes in the morning mail."

DHS Issues National Preparedness Guidelines
The U.S. Homeland Security Department said yesterday it had issued a planning document intended to help boost preparedness around the nation for a major catastrophe (see GSN, March 2).

The National Preparedness Guidelines “establish a vision for national preparedness and provide a systematic approach for prioritizing preparedness efforts across the nation,” the agency said in a press release. . The purpose of the guidelines is to: organize and synchronize efforts at all levels of government to boost disaster readiness; guide national preparedness investments; incorporate the lessons of prior catastrophes in developing ,u>preparedness priorities; facilitating a “capability-based and risk-based investment planning process”; and prepare a system for measuring progress and overall preparations for terrorism and other potential crises.

State-secret overreach (16.09.07) * Siegal, LA Times) For too long, judges have allowed the government to hide mistakes behind national security. On Aug. 15, before an overflow crowd at the federal courthouse at 7th and Mission in San Francisco, three judges from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals listened to lawyers argue whether the once-obscure "state secrets privilege" gives the government an absolute right to withhold documents, bury evidence and block lawsuits. … "The bottom line here is the government declares something is a state secret, that's the end of it," Pregerson said. "The king can do no wrong." … In recent years, as the Bush administration has relied more heavily on the state secrets privilege to have cases thrown out of court, judges have generally been willing to concede meekly to the government's argument. Could it be that the government has finally overplayed its hand? … Over time, the desire to protect military secrets has started to look a good deal like the impulse to cover up mistakes, avoid embarrassment and gain insulation from liability.

Is the "Terrorist Threat" Another Bush-Cheney Fabrication? (16.09.07. Sherwood Ross, Global Research)
In the most massive racial profiling since Japanese-Americans were herded into detention camps in World War II, the Bush administration after 9/11 required 80,000 Arab and Muslim foreign nationals living here to be photographed, fingerprinted and subjected to "special registration," The Nation magazine said. The publication reports an additional 8,000 foreign nationals were sought out by the FBI for interviews and more than ! 5,000 foreign nationals were put in "preventive detention" --- a total of 93,000 people made to register, subjected to interview, or jailed.

US Guard chief: Billions more needed for equipment (19.09.07. Reuters) 'The U.S. National Guard has been strained by multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and faces equipment shortfalls totaling tens of billions of dollars, the Guard's top general said on Wednesday. ... The U.S. president can call the Guard into action for federal missions, such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, while state governors can activate the Guard in response to emergencies, such as hurricanes or civil disturbances.'

[ Just to ratchet up paranoia - is there going to be a nuclear "Pearl Harbor"? Watch the stock market; Educate Yourself: MICROCHIP IMPLANTS, ELECTRONIC TORTURE, AND MIND CONTROL

Recommend The National Security Archive for more information. The 18.09 release is about The Pentagon’s Spies and The Counterintelligence Field. Talon info here, too.

The US Colludes with Europe in its “War on Terror”

The Great Wall of Adamiya, Baghdad

The US maintains a continual policy of ‘divide and rule’. This is represented by walls. And prisons. There is an Israeli wall around Palestine.3 Baghdad has been divided by US walls. Is the US insinuating its 'wall of terror' philosophy into Europe via the European Union?

US demands 10 year ban on access to PNR documents
The US government has written to the Council of the European Union - seven days after it was signed - asking it to agree that all the documents regarding the negotiations leading to the controversial new EU-US PNR (passenger name record, signed on 23 July 2007) agreement be kept secret (under a "confidentiality" clause) Tony Bunyon of Stateswatch wrote: “US access to PNR data and its further processing is an issue of substantial public interest which directly effects the rights and privacy of EU citizens and therefore all the documentation should be in the public domain for parliaments and people to see and discuss. It is a quite outrageous request and it is even more outrageous that the EU is going to agree to it."

EU-US PNR agreement: US changes the privacy rules to exemption access to personal data
- USA to give exemptions for the Department of Home Security from its Privacy Act
- USA to give exemptions for the "Arrival and Departure System" (ADIS) from its Privacy Act
- Did the EU know that the US was planning to introduce these exemptions?

Tony Bunyan, Statewatch editor, comments: “The adoption of these two exemptions will seriously diminish any rights EU citizens have to find out what data is held on them and who it is held by. Did the Council and the Commission, who negotiated the agreement, know the US was planning to introduce them, and if not why not?"

Does the EU know that Lockheed has made a bid for the UK census? Personal data is not safe on a computer, and especially in the hands of the US Defense Department. It is easily lost, stolen or discarded .

U.K. Reportedly Developing New Nuclear Warhead (05.09.07. Global Security Newswire) The United Kingdom is preparing a design for a new nuclear warhead in an effort similar to the U.S. Reliable Replacement Warhead program, the London Herald reported yesterday. Less than one year ago, several British ministers insisted there were no plans for improvements or refurbishment to the estimated British stockpile of 160 submarine-launched nuclear warheads.

When our Tony was Prime Minister, he said the country would have its say on Trident. In 2005, a Mori poll showed that 54% of the British public opposed a new nuclear weapons system to replace Trident. A January 2007 YouGov poll showed that "64% of the British public believe that the government should support an international Convention to ban all nuclear weapons." But Bliar never listened to the people; he was more interested in supporting corporate - and US - interests. On March 14 2007, the British Parliament voted to replace its Trident submarine nuclear weapons platform with new submarines and upgraded missiles and warheads. This was of concern to the people of Utah. It is still concerning the UK public.

Our guardian of 'nuclear free was Tony Benn, MP - but he has alas retired, though he is not silent. Our UK guardians of human rights freedom are the Observer's fierce and fearless Henry Porter - and the much admired Rabinder Singh, QC.

Rabinder Singh QC
© Sarah Meyer

5. The New Attorney General and Enemy Combatants

In sharp contrast to Mr. Porter and the honourable Singh QC, I continue to be amazed at how CheneyBush manage to replace the terrible with a potentially worse nominee. So ‘The Big Lie Gonzales’is to be replaced by a Giuliani advisor . He is alleged to be a supporter of “enemy combatants indefinite detention.” He is Michal B. Muscazy .

Just the ticket for future Martial law in America.

6. Is Humiliation the Key to US Policy?

Italian Squadristi

Is there an uncanny resemblance between the the WW2 Italian Squadristi4 and the (presently) Iraq-banned Blackwater and the thousands of other “security” forces?

NB: SECURITY, OED. "The condition of being protected from or not exposed to danger; freedom from doubt; Now, chiefly, well-founded confidence, certainty; freedom from care, anxiety or apprehension."

There is no such thing as "security". "Security" companies were formed to make money on our anxieties, just as pharmaceutical companies financially thrive on anxiety about health and have a vested interest in illness.

We have to ask what is the motive for violent occupation, for violence in one's own country as well as in another's country. Revenge was the motive for the (illegal) phosphorus bombing in Fallujah .


There were further revenge killings in Haditha


Both attacks were from humiliation resulting in rage and ending in murder. Who knows how many other innocent people in Iraq / Lebanon / Palestine and Afghanistan have been American/Israeli-murdered / bombed into their graves?

My next question (being Jungian oriented) is: who humiliated Cheney-Bush when they were young? Does Bush cry because Cheney bullies him? Tears for dead Americans or dead alleged sheikhs rings pretty false to me. You? Was their humiliation while young terrible enough to want to perpetrate a genocide on a country or a nuclear one on our planet?

7. Where Is the Resistance?

What is the purpose of, why do people / European nations buckle - collude with the US bullying ? Why do the media buckle and collude? What is the relationship between the bully and the victim? The only way to deal with fear is to face it, and walk through it. This is freedom.

As Gabriele Zamparini wrote onThe Cat’s Dream , “Silence is complicity.”

There is some hope – but more needs to happen than just a poll (12.09.07.

A poll in Turkey names the US as the “Greatest Threat.”
This feeling against the US government - NOT against the American people - is widespread.

Dr. Bowman wrote An Open Letter to the New Generation of U.S. Military Officers (14.09.07)

The Australians complained: APEC 2007 - World’s #1 Terrorist And #1 War Criminal In Australia (08.09.07. Dr Gideon Polya, Countercurrents)

The government is the Grand Champion for leaking (often false) information. Citizens could do this more often, even though Leaks Led to Imprisonment of Source, CIA Says "Those who are entrusted with America's secrets and break that trust by divulging those secrets are guilty of a crime. … CIA acts within a strong framework of law and oversight," he said. Full text here.

What about the crimes of the US government? Governments as well as civilians must be accountable to the law. No war crimes trial yet? Why not?

"We are working to bring about a safer world by eliminating the risks posed by nuclear arsenals and nuclear terrorism, improving nuclear power plant safety, preventing the deployment of anti-satellite and space-based weapons, and enhancing international dialogue on security issues." Update 05.07.

Shoppers and McMansioners need to take courage and act too.

Humour Helps

The Road to Serfdom

Good News Department

Furor Ends in Deanship for Liberal Scholar (18,.09.07. NY Times / legitgov.) After backing out of a deal last week, the University of California, Irvine, reversed course yesterday and announced that it was hiring Erwin Chemerinsky, a liberal law professor, to be dean of its new law school after all.

Angry students march on campus (18.09.07. Nearly 200 angry students marched on the campus of the University of Florida tonight, demanding justice for a student who was Tasered and arrested by campus police. The student, 21-year old Andrew Meyer was arrested after loudly and repeatedly trying to ask U.S. Sen. John Kerry questions during a campus forum.

Pentagon Sued Over Mandatory Christianity
18,09.07. J. Leopold, Truthout. A military watchdog organization filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday against the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and a US Army major, on behalf of an Army soldier stationed in Iraq. The suit charges the Pentagon with widespread constitutional violations by allegedly trying to force the soldier to embrace evangelical Christianity and then retaliating against him when he refused.



U.S. Bomber Mistakenly Flies With Nuclear Weapons
05.09.07. A U.S. Air Force strategic bomber flew with at least five nuclear-armed cruise missiles last week, apparently violating nuclear weapons handling policies that stretch back nearly 40 years

Was a Covert Attempt to Bomb Iran with Nuclear Weapons foiled by a Military Leak?
09.09.07. M.E. Salla, The Canadian – ICH. … This article asks lots of questions and is thus a MUST READ.

ACC orders commandwide standdown Friday
10.09.07. airforcetimes – ICH. The entire command - about 100,000 active-duty airmen - is standing down training flights and many other operations as part of a command-wide safety day. Command boss Gen. Ronald Keys ordered the Sept. 14 safety standdown in the wake of the Aug. 30 nuclear incident at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.

Barksdale Missile Number Six: The Stolen Nuclear Weapon
11.09.07. Chuck simpson, abovetopsecret. … ‘That is a pretty scary revelation, and considering the media hasn’t uttered a word about the missing warhead makes it even scarier.’

The Barksdale Nukes
13.09.07. Scott Vest, Counterpunch. B-52s and Bush’s War Plans. B-52s and Bush’s War Plans. However, as much as I can relate to the mind set that the Bush Administration is up to no good, I have to say that it almost certainly had to be an accident, or if not an accident it was not a prelude to nuclear war with Iran or anyone else. The fact is that if a nuclear strike was planned out of Barksdale AFB using the B-52H aircraft stationed there, it could be accomplished without needing to ferry live weapons from North Dakota against long-standing policy on a combat aircraft.

I asked Scott Vest if he would respond to some of the questions posed in 'Above Top Secret'. He kindly gave permission to quote his reply:

“There is an office called 'Munitions Control' that keeps records and had graphic displays to track where warheads are during maintenance and exercise efforts. They would have cut a workorder to send the missiles to the missile shop in the 'Weapons Storage Area' to get demated. I don't know where the error first occurred for sure, but it's possible that there was either an error in the workorder only calling for six rather than twelve missiles to get demated, or perhaps the workorder got logged as complete when only half of the work had been done. These systems are run by humans, after all. Another possibility is that the convoy crew pulled the wrong trailer from storage. From that point on, the operations would have no longer been considered nuclear, because there weren't supposed to be any warheads in the picture when the missiles were transported to the jet, loaded, and flown. It seems possible to me that since no warheads were planned to be dealt with that checks were not made to verify, either due to complacency, or a lack of the types of redundant checks that the article suggests. Either way, this procedural hole should be repaired by the Air Force. Many of the added procedures for nuclear surety would not have needed to be done for a non-nuclear ferry mission.”

Media, politicians maintain silence on flight of US nuclear bomber
14.09.07. Bill Van Auken, WSWS – legitgov. [On August 30, a US B-52 Stratofortress bomber flew nearly 1,500 miles over the length of the United States with six nuclear-tipped cruise missiles fixed to its wings.] ...One [Military Times] correspondent, identifying himself as a "retired B-52 crew chief," described the official account as "unbelievable." ...Another posting reads: "I think everyone here is making an assumption that they didn’t know. This is an absurd assumption. As soon as those ACMs [advanced cruise missiles] hit the hard-mounts, the talkback between the computers instantly enabled. The crew knew they were carrying nukes long before they finished the checklist for takeoff."

Air Force Chief to Review Nuclear Weapons Handling
Global security newswire. The head of the U.S. Air Force today is expected to discuss nuclear weapons handling procedures with officials at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, where six nuclear warheads were loaded last month on to a B-52 bomber that flew the weapons over several states, the Associated Press reported (see GSN, Sept. 6).

9. Footnotes

[1] Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem , published 1963, chapter 15
[2] See Appendix on Barksdale nuke incident
[3] At least 4,228 Palestinians and 1,024 Israelis have been killed since September 29, 2000 See further details on Palestine's plight here
[4] Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism , Vintage 2005, pp 58 - 62


10. Related Index References

SOS: The United States of Terror is the third of a series on the US police state. The other two were:

Totalitarianism and Obedience (Updated 03.05.07)

U.S. Martial Law Timeline (Updated 08.09.07)

Other related sites:

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Iran war : Resource Info (24.01.07, updated to 23.04.07)


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