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Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government
3 November 2007

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Blackwater to ‘sniff out intelligence about natural disasters’ —Blackwater’s Owner Has Spies for Hire 03 Nov 2007
First it became a brand name in security for its work war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now it’s taking on intelligence. The Prince Group, the holding company that owns Blackwater Worldwide, has been building an operation that will sniff out intelligence about create ‘natural’ disasters, business-friendly governments, overseas regulations and global political developments for clients in industry and government. [Soon, we’ll need an army to take on Blackwater. This terrorist group is growing faster than the Third Reich. —Lori Price]
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2007/11/02/AR2007110202165.html

‘The directions changed and I got my marching orders from the President of the United States.’ Dunlavey: Guantanamo orders came straight from Bush, Rumsfeld 02 Nov 2007
When military investigators questioned Erie County Judge Michael E. Dunlavey about reported prisoner abuse during his tenure at the Guantanamo Bay camp for suspected terrorists, Dunlavey told them he got his “marching orders” from President [sic] Bush, according to a new book [”Administration of Torture: A Documentary Record from Washington to Abu Ghraib and Beyond,”] about U.S. policies regarding torture.
www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
AID=/20071102/NEWS02/711020374/-1/NEWS

Bush Defends Mukasey, Chastises Senate Democrats 03 Nov 2007
President [sic] George W. Bush defended Michael B. Mukasey, the nominee for U.S. attorney general, and chastised Senate Democrats for slowing his confirmation.
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=
20601103&sid=apMMOJofS6Q8

Justice Nominee Gets 2 Key Votes From Democrats 03 Nov 2007
The confirmation of Michael B. Mukasey as attorney general appeared to be all but certain on Friday after two key DemocRATs on the Senate Judiciary Committee [Dianne Feinstein, CA and Charles E. Schumer, NY] announced they would support the nomination despite complaints over Mr. Mukasey’s refusal to clarify his views on what amounts to torture.
www.nytimes.com/2007/11/03/washington/03mukasey.html

Iraqi weapons ‘expert’ unmasked as a fraud 03 Nov 2007
The Iraqi defector CIA troll [Rafid Ahmed Alwan] whose claims regarding Saddam Hussein’s biological warfare capabilities were central to the US government’s case for the 2003 invasion, despite repeated warnings that they were dubious, has been unmasked by a television documentary.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article3124366.ece

At Army Base, Bush Boosts Iraq War 03 Nov 2007
President [sic] Bush, invoking the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as he has many times before, contended Friday that Iraq is the central front in the struggle against extremism, telling a supportive military crowd at this Army post that it is imperative to continue fighting the increasingly unpopular war.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2007/11/02/AR2007110201657.html

Bomb kills female U.S. soldier in Iraq 03 Nov 2007
The U.S. military said Saturday that a female soldier was killed by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad — at least the 90th woman service member to die since the start of the Iraq war.
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2007-11-03-saturday_N.htm

US warns Turkey against military strike on Kurds 02 Nov 2007
The US today acknowledged the need for an effective strategy against Kurdish fighters, but warned against Turkish military moves that could destabilise northern Iraq.
www.guardian.co.uk/turkey/story/0,,2204219,00.html

Bush broke promises to Turkey, says former envoy 02 Nov 2007
The retired general who served as George Bush’s special envoy to deal with the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK) today said the US has failed to keep its promises to Turkey to confront the Kurdish group.
www.guardian.co.uk/turkey/story/0,,2204251,00.html

U.S. says plans new talks soon with Iran on Iraq 03 Nov 2007
U.S. ambassador to Baghdad Ryan Crocker said on Saturday he expected to meet his Iranian counterparts most likely in the next few weeks to discuss Iraq.
www.reuters.com/article/middleeastCrisis/idUSL03550712

U.S. sees decline in ‘Iran-linked’ bombs found in Iraq 01 Nov 2007
The number of armor-piercing bombs in Iraq that the United States says have been provided by Iran US military contractors has declined in the past few months, a senior U.S. commander said on Thursday.
www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN0142461820071101

Infighting among NATO members snarls Afghan mission, ex-commander says 02 Nov 007
Chaos and competing goals among NATO nations involved in Afghanistan are preventing progress there, according to the British general [Sir David Richards] who commanded the Afghan mission until February. [Right, Bush bin Laden’s goal is to increase opium production and to grow al-CIAduh, to justify the war of terror.]
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.
20071102.wafghanconference02/BNStory/Afghanistan/

Warlord’s death evokes CIA’s Golden days in the heroin trade 31 Oct 2007
The death of Burmese warlord Khun Sa severs one of the few remaining links between Washington’s Central Intelligence Agency and the trafficking of heroin out of Southeast Asia’s famed Golden Triangle… In one of the CIA’s more foul operations, its agents used its Air America airline to fly out Golden Triangle heroin. The drug was sold to corrupt South Vietnamese and Thai politicians who then peddled it to GIs in South Vietnam and a booming population of addicts in America.
www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/
story.html?id=457f2d78-2901-48af-895e-44244f8a40dd

Australian soldier wounded in Afghanistan 03 Nov 2007
An Australian soldier [Sgt Michael Lyddiard] has been seriously wounded by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
www.news.com.au/heraldsun/
story/0,21985,22696306-661,00.html

Ranchers Angry Over Army Site’s Expansion —Pentagon Considers Pinon Canyon Area Vital for Training 04 Nov 2007
(Walsenburg, CO) The U.S. Army wants 418,000 acres of private ranch land, tripling the size of its Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site… The 1,000-square-mile facility would be 15 times the size of Washington. Military planners foresee a need for 5 million more acres of training facilities by 2011.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2007/11/03/AR2007110300333.html

Musharraf Declares Emergency Rule 04 Nov 2007
The Pakistani leader, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, declared a state of emergency on Saturday night, suspending the country’s Constitution, blacking out all independent television news reports and filling the streets of the capital with police officers and soldiers [much like the Bush’s US].
www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/world/asia/04pakistan.html

Key excerpts of Pakistan Musharraf’s emergency order 03 Nov 2007
Pakistan military President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency rule on Saturday, citing mounting militant attacks and interference by members of the judiciary. (Key text excerpts)
www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSCOL207023

al-Qaida’s No. 2 Threatens Libya [So many al-Qaida number 2s – so little time!] 03 Nov 2007
Al-Qaida’s [547,798th] No. 2 figure harshly criticized Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in a new audio tape Saturday, accusing him of being an enemy of Islam and threatening a wave of attacks against the North African country because it improved relations with the U.S.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=3815619

Furl the Flag: Sarkozy’s bad week By Gamal Nkrumah 25 Oct 2007
As if his marital challenges were not enough cause for concern, “Sarco the Sayan” has suddenly emerged as the most infamous accolade of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The influential French daily Le Figaro last week revealed that the French leader once worked for — and perhaps still does, it hinted — Israeli intelligence as a sayan (Hebrew for helper), one of the thousands of Jewish citizens of countries other than Israel who cooperate with the katsas (Mossad case-officers).
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/868/in2.htm

Roadblock for Telecom Immunity —Senate Judiciary Leaders Resist Leniency for Surveillance 01 Nov 2007
In a blow to the Bush regime, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat and Republican expressed reluctance yesterday to granting blanket immunity to telecommunications carriers sued for assisting the government’s warrantless surveillance program.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2007/10/31/AR2007103103126.html

Arizona nuclear plant normal after pipe bomb found 02 Nov 2007
The Palo Verde nuclear power plant, the largest in the United States, was sealed off for much of Friday after guards found a pipe bomb in a [contract] worker’s truck as he tried to enter the facility, officials said. The lock-down of the plant, about 50 miles (80 km) west of Phoenix, Arizona, was lifted on Friday afternoon.
www.reuters.com/article/asiaTopNe
ws/idUSIndia-30300720071103

Bush bin Laden facilitating his next attack on the US: DHS Relaxes Chemical Plant Storage Rules 03 Nov 2007
The Department of Homeland Security yesterday eased rules requiring tens of thousands of U.S. chemical plants to protect their stockpiles from terrorists, pleasing chemical industry lobbyists but disappointing environmentalists and some Democratic lawmakers, who said they will beef up requirements next year. [Yeah, right! The DemocRATs will roll over for Bush, as they always do.]
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2007/11/02/AR2007110201880.html

TSA Tipped Off Screeners About Security Test —In E-Mail to Airport Staff, Agency Official Relayed Alert on Undercover Agents 03 Nov 2007
The Transportation Security Administration promotes its programs to ensure security by using undercover operatives to test its airport screeners. In one instance, however, the agency thwarted such a test by alerting screeners across the country that it was under way, even providing descriptions of the undercover agents.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2007/11/02/AR2007110201898.html

Senators want explanation for $100 million markup in passport fees 02 Nov 2007
First, Americans endured exasperating delays and ruined vacations from passport processing backlogs. Now, a congressional investigation indicates they may have been overcharged, too — perhaps by more than $100 million a year. Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-North Dakota, and Charles Schumer, D-New York, said the State Department and Postal Service quietly gouged U.S. citizens over the government’s $97 passport fees, even as new ‘anti’-terrorism laws require more travelers to carry passports. They are asking the Bush regime for an accounting of where the passport profits go [into Cheney’s corpora-terrorist cronies’ pockets].
www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/11/02/passport.fees.ap/index.html

Open Access to Research Funded by U.S. Is at Issue 01 Nov 2007
At issue [with the 2008 Department of Health and Human Services appropriations bill] is whether scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health should be required to publish the results of their research solely in journals that promise to make the articles available free within a year after publication. The idea is that consumers should not have to buy expensive scientific journal subscriptions — or be subject to pricey per-page charges for nonsubscribers — to see the results of research they have already paid for with their taxes.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/a
rticle/2007/10/31/AR2007103102668.html

Sugar Industry Expands Influence —Donations Spread Beyond Farm Areas 03 Nov 2007
When U.S. sugar farmers needed help this summer defending a $1 billion, 10-year subsidy plan in a new House farm bill, they found it in some surprising places. The expected effect of the House pro-sugar provisions and similar legislation in the Senate would be to keep the domestic price of sugar well above world levels. The Government Accountability Office has estimated that the sugar program costs consumers and food processors between $1 billion and $2 billion annually in higher prices for sugar and a vast array of products that contain it. Meanwhile, the new sugar subsidy would cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars a year, according to economists and U.S. officials.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2007/11/02/AR2007110201899.html

Smithsonian Questions $5 Million In Oil Money —Donation Intended For Ocean Exhibit 03 Nov 2007
The Smithsonian Institution has taken the rare step of putting on hold a $5 million donation from the American Petroleum Institute after two members of the museum complex’s Board of Regents, including a U.S. senator, balked at accepting oil-industry money for a major initiative on the world’s oceans.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2007/11/02/AR2007110201953.html

Cargill recalls 1 million pounds of beef amid e coli concerns 03 Nov 2007
The giant agribusiness company Cargill Inc. said Saturday it is recalling more than 1 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. 
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nation
world/ct-ap-beef,1,5190106.story

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