Information Clearing House Archive Part 5 24-30 June 2004

June 2004 — Information Clearing House

[I’ve been archiving ICH digests since early 2003. Unfortunately, an unknown number of the links are now dead, so I can’t guarantee that the link will take you where you want to go. WB]

Information Clearing House
Digest June 24-30 2004
Date: 30 Jun 2004



Four killed in Saudi gunfight:

Two Saudi policeman and two suspected Islamic terrorists have been killed in clashes in eastern Riyadh.

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Left of What? Toward a Platform for Change By William Bowles

23 June 2004

This is the 250th essay (give or take a few) that I’ve written since initiating I‘n’I in August 2003 and I’ve written well over a quarter of a million words. Buckminster Fuller said the he believed that the human race was a success as long as it continued to exist and although something of a tautology, the phrase embodies an attitude toward life that is wholy commendable. I too, remain an eternal optimist (even if I do have the occasional lapse) but it is clear that we have reached some kind of watershed. Something has to give and I’m damned if it’s going to be me!

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Information Clearing House Archive Part 4 18-23 June 2004

June 2004 — Information Clearing House

[I’ve been archiving ICH digests since early 2003. Unfortunately, an unknown number of the links are now dead, so I can’t guarantee that the link will take you where you want to go. WB]

Information Clearing House
Digest June 18-23 2004
Date: 23 Jun 2004



22 killed in Iraq violence:

Two U.S. soldiers were killed Wednesday and 20 Iraqis slain or wounded in separate incidents across Iraq.

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PRESS RELEASE: 9/11 CitizensWatch: Families Respond to Last Hearings

18 June 2004 — Scoop

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Is the 9/11 Commission Blinded by Hindsight? Whistleblowers, Family Members Raise Need for Separate Investigations 9/11 CitizensWatch

For immediate release:

(Washington, DC): 9/11 CitizensWatch, a public group working to monitor the national 9/11 Commission and demand transparency, accountability and a thorough investigation will hold will hold a press conference to allow victims, family members and other independent researchers and concerned citizens to voice their response to the hearings and their options if the Commission report does not satisfy their questions about the events, or their demands for accountability. This event will take place on Friday, June 18 at the Morrow Room of the National Press Club at 9:00 am. Press and the public are invited to attend. C-SPAN3 will be broadcasting the conference live.

Confirmed speakers include: Rosemary Dillard, American Airlines supervisor for Flight 77, lost her husband. Abraham Scott, lost his wife in Pentagon attack. April Gallop, survivor of the Pentagon attack.

“In their second round of testimony concerning FAA/NORAD and national command response to the attacks on 9/11 the Commission seems to have been blinded by hindsight, focusing on a timeline that conflicts with both published reports, witness and pilot statements and earlier testimony by officials. Detailed testimony about delayed communications and flawed responses leaves the impression that prior to 9/11 FAA and NORAD were incapable of responding to air emergencies in a timely fashion, yet they had done so dozens of times each year in the past. The Commission praises NORAD and criticizes the FAA for their inability to intercept or stop the Œsuicide hijackings’ on 9/11, blaming the unprecedented nature of the attacks. However both agencies violated standard operating procedures for air emergencies, which is what each flight was at he start of the scenario. Neither agency knew that they were hijackings or suicide missions at the start, but they did know commercial aircraft were in trouble and failed to respond as they had in the past,” said John Judge, co-founder of the group.

Testimony and staff statements at the two-day hearing failed to address scores of remaining unanswered questions being raised by victims’ family members and citizens about the events and the source of the mass murders of 9/11. The roles of Saudi Arabia and Pakistani intelligence in the funding of the operation were not mentioned. Nor was the obvious preparations in place well in advance of the attacks by the known targets, including CIA headquarters, the White House, and the Pentagon, which had surveillance radar and cameras in place to avoid a plane attack as early as 1999. The discrepancies in the official statements and unresolved areas of investigation have not been addressed to date by the Commission’s hearings, staff reports or statements.

“The families of the victims of 9/11 have expressed their rising frustration with the Commission process, conflicts of interest on the part of staff and Commission members, and the lack of accountability on the part of agencies and individuals whose actions or inaction made the 9/11 attacks possible. We join them in their call for transparency in this investigation, a thorough evaluation of all the facts, and release of documented evidence that leads to their final report’s conclusions. There is a rising expectation that the Commission will not answer our questions and that a public inquiry that involves family members, whistleblowers and pubic testimony of witnesses the Commission has overlooked will be necessary to any hope of finding the truth about 9/11,” said co-founder Kyle Hence

9/11 CitizensWatch, PO Box 772, Washington, DC 20004


9/11 CitizensWatch calls on the National “9/11 Commission” to:

* Ask hard questions to establish line of duty and national command response actions on September 11 that interfered with regular FAA/NORAD procedures concerning any air emergency that allowed hijackers to proceed without interception to New York and Washington, DC during a period of more than an hour from the time of the first controller alerts to the attack on the Pentagon.

* Explore multiple NORAD and government agency exercises responding to plane attacks being carried out well before the attacks and in the period just before and during the events of September 11.

* Address the remaining questions about the identities of the hijackers on September 11, and their connections to foreign intelligence agencies or other global networks.

* Reveal the historical and ongoing connections of US CIA and military intelligence agencies and operations abroad that supported the arming and training of militant Islamic mujehaddin through the administrations of Carter, Reagan, Bush, Sr., Clinton and the current Bush years.

* Explain the multiple specific advance warnings and dated forewarnings from foreign and unrevealed sources, as well as the lack of response that followed the August 6 presidential briefing warnings.

* Examine the subsequent anthrax mail attacks and the role of Project Clear Vision and Operation Jefferson, the Ames University DNA trail, the FBI role in destruction of the archive of evidence, and the investigative leads that point to its weaponization at Ft. Dietrick, a bio-warfare center in Maryland.

* Hold accountable those in the national command authority, the intelligence agencies, the military and Pentagon security apparatus surrounding DC, the National Military Command Center, and the current or past administrations for their historical role in supporting, and later failure to fully investigate, interdict, prepare for or respond to a terrorist threat inside the United States that had generated multiple warnings involving clear targets and methods of attack. This includes those in the current administration who failed to heed urgent warnings given by national security advisors and intelligence briefings, called off critical potential investigations and continued covert relationships with key figures in the global networks of militant Islamic fundamentalists and those they trained for terror.

* Release all non-classified records, recordings, photographs and films relating to the events of September 11, 2001 for public scrutiny and release all investigative records that substantiate the conclusions and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission report.

* Clarify their investigative record, including how much testimony was taken under oath, and how interviews and queries were preserved (recorded, transcribed or merely notes).

* Call for an end to secrecy in relation to security threats and rely instead on the collective security and common sense of an informed public.

* Respond to the serious questions raised by family members and CitizensWatch concerning all aspects of the investigation.

Contact: 9/11 CitizensWatch, 202-583-5347


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Coup D’etats and all that stuff By William Bowles

18 June 2004

Is it conceivable that a core group of people within the US Establishment led by the CIA could, over a period of years, engineer what amounts to a coup d’etat to remove the Bush Gang from the White House? The motivation being that the Bush administration’s policies were threatening the very basis of US capitalism and hence had to go. Such is the proposal advanced by Michael Ruppert and Wayne Madsen in their article “Coup D’etat”. To this end, the CIA fabricated fake documents on Iraq’s WMD and deliberately fed them to the Bush Gang knowing that they would eventually be exposed and open up Bush to impeachment and/or criminal proceedings.

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Information Clearing House Archive Part 3 12-16 June 2004

June 2004 — Information Clearing House

[I’ve been archiving ICH digests since early 2003. Unfortunately, an unknown number of the links are now dead, so I can’t guarantee that the link will take you where you want to go. WB]

Information Clearing House
Digest June 12-16 2004
Date: 16 Jun 2004



Nine dead in Ramadi blast:

Nine people have been killed, including four foreigners, and 10 wounded after a vehicle was targeted in the western Iraqi town of Ramadi.

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Information Clearing House Archive Part 2 7-11 June 2004

June 2004 — Information Clearing House

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Information Clearing House
Digest June 07-11 2004
Date: 11 Jun 2004



50 Dead In Pakistan Army-Al-Qaeda Ultras Clashes :

Over 50 persons, including 14 Pakistani soldiers and more than 35 Al Qeada terror network activists were killed as the army raided terrorist hideouts in the tribal South Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan on Friday

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The new imperialism or picking up where they left off? By William Bowles

9 June 2004

My previous essay (‘Queen Victoria in Drag‘) prompted some further thoughts on our present predicament and foremost was the reality that the 20th century consisted almost entirely of a war between two ideologies – capitalism and socialism. And although the examples, the Soviet Union, China and so forth were not exactly what many socialists of the 19th and the 20th centuries had in mind, there is no escaping the fact that the ideas inherent in all the attempts at building an alternative to capitalism captured the imaginations of much of the world and laid the basis for all the liberation movements that were to follow and, had a profound effect on capitalism.

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Queen Victoria in Drag? By William Bowles

8 June 2004

So 24-hour drinking will be with us shortly which means that people will be able to forget how unhappy they are 24/7. Predictably, the killjoys amongst us are whinging about binging but like everything else under overdue capitalism, rather than deal with causes, it’s easier to dump on the effects.

Taken collectively, with every passing day, the impact of unbridled capitalism takes on the appearance of Victorian England but without the yellow smog and workhouses (our smog is invisible but just as deadly).

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CSI Baghdad By William Bowles

7 June 2004

The George Tenet affair illustrates the ‘wheels within wheels’ strategy of the propaganda war being waged over the abject failure that is the invasion and occupation of Iraq. And it’s a failure on two fronts: the failure of the invasion itself to establish a secure beachhead in the Middle East and the imperium’s failure to convince the world that ‘pre-emptive’ war has any justification.

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