Tuesday, September 28, 2010

9/11/01 - What Really Happened? - Part 1

We're going to spend the rest of this week on this difficult topic. I would imagine that I will lose some readers, and lumped into the tinfoil-hat-wearing lunatic fringe by others.

That's okay.

I expect that I will get the majority of you to think about what you've been told, and begin asking some pointed questions yourself, or at the very least wonder if things are always what they seem. I have been granted access to photographs that have never been published elsewhere, and later in the week I'll also be sharing video that you haven't seen before as well.

Without further fanfare, let's just get right into it.
We all know the official story of September 11th: four jetliners were hijacked by groups of four and five Arabic men armed with box cutters, who proceeded to fly three of the four jets into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Subsequently the World Trade Center Towers, weakened by the impacts and fires, collapsed into piles of rubble. The FBI had compiled a list of hijackers within three days, and it was so obvious that Osama bin Laden had masterminded the operation from caves in Afghanistan, that there was no need to seriously investigate the crime or produce evidence. The "retaliatory" attack on the Taliban would soon commence.

Is this story true? Its central assumptions have never been tested by an official government body whose members lack obvious conflicts of interest. There are numerous red flags in the official story, which requires a long series of highly improbable coincidences. Questioning that story is an act of responsible citizenship.
The September 11th Targets, and Their Defense

The targets of the September 11th attacks aside from the four jetliners, were some of the most famous and unique buildings in the world:

The World Trade Center Towers

The Pentagon

These were only the focal points of the attack. The real target of the attack appears to have been something much broader and far-reaching than mere buildings, and even the thousands of innocent victims in the buildings and airplanes. Whatever the motives of the perpetrators of the attack, lower Manhattan, a section of the Pentagon, and four jetliners were the immediate physical targets.

The World Trade Center was a collection of seven buildings in lower Manhattan, including the famous Twin Towers, which were once the world's tallest buildings. By the end of September 11th, 2001, all seven buildings were either leveled or severely damaged and gutted, including Building 7, which was on a separate block.

The Pentagon is the administrative heart of the U.S. military establishment and the largest office building in the world. On September 11th, one of 10 sections was damaged in the attack.

The cities and military installations in the United States are normally defended from airborne attack of any type by NORAD, which monitors all air traffic in North America in real time, and rapidly dispatches interceptors whenever there is a flight emergency. The World Trade Center and the Pentagon would normally be two of the best defended buildings in the world.
Actions Reveal Widespread Advance Knowledge of the Attack

Several events immediately preceding the September 11th attacks suggests many people other than Islamic extremists anticipated the attack. These include the following:

Extremely large purchases of put options on stocks of American Airlines, United Airlines, and other companines hurt by the attack.

A surge in financial transactions on computers in the World Trade Center on the morning of 9/11/01.

Financial transactions in the days before the attack suggest that certain individuals used foreknowledge of the attack to reap huge profits. 1 The evidence of insider trading includes:

Huge surges in purchases of put options on stocks of the two airlines used in the attack -- United Airlines and American Airlines.

Surges in purchases of put options on stocks of reinsurance companies expected to pay out billions to cover losses from the attack -- Munich Re and the AXA Group.

Surges in purchases of put options on stocks of financial services companies hurt by the attack -- Merrill Lynch & Co., and Morgan Stanley and Bank of America.

Huge surge in purchases of call options of stock of a weapons manufacturer expected to gain from the attack -- Raytheon.

Huge surges in purchases of 5-Year US Treasury Notes.

In each case, the anomalous purchases translated into large profits as soon as the stock market opened a week after the attack: put options were used on stocks that would be hurt by the attack, and call options were used on stocks that would benefit.

Put and call options are contracts that allow their holders to sell and buy assets, respectively, at specified prices by a certain date. Put options allow their holders to profit from declines in stock values because they allow stocks to be bought at market price and sold for the higher option price.

Computer systems in the World Trade Center processed an unusual volume of credit card transactions in the minutes before the planes crashed into the towers on 9/11/01. The computer systems were destroyed in the subsequent collapses of the towers. Although details of the surge remain unknown, reports speculate that the transactions may have amounted to more than $100 million in value, with both the volume and sizes of transactions surging.

In December of 2001, press reports noted that Convar Systeme Deutschland GmbH was working on recovering data from some hard drives extracted from the destroyed computer systems. Unlike conventional data recovery efforts, the German company used laser scanning to read drive surfaces in order to create virtual disks. These virtual disks were then read to recover data. As of December 20th, 2001, Convar had completed processing 39 out of 81 drives, and expected to receive 20 more drives in January. These reports do not indicate how many drives were believed lost or destroyed in the collapses. Companies paid Convar between $20,000 and $30,000 per drive for the work.

Avoidance of the airlines and New York City on September 11th by a number of important people, some admitting to having been warned of an attack.

Much has been reported about how warnings of attacks by Muslim extremists in the year leading up to 9/11/01 were ignored. So far no official has been fired or otherwise punished for his or her failure to act on such information.

What is more informative than who failed to act on a tip, is who acted on a tip. A number of people apparently knew to stay clear of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001.

Government Officials and Business Leaders

There is evidence that a group of Pentagon officials was warned to avoid the attack targets. Newsweek reported:

"Three weeks ago there was another warning that a terrorist strike might be imminent - On September 10, Newsweek has learned, a group of top Pentagon officials suddenly cancelled travel plans for the next morning, apparently because of security concerns."

A number of business leaders who would normally have been in the World Trade Center, were instead at a meeting hosted by Warren Buffett on September 11th at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska. That group included Anne Tatlock, CEO of Fiduciary Trust Inc., a company that occupied five floors on or above the 90th floor of the South Tower. This is the same Air Force Base that George W. Bush would fly to later that day. It has an underground command center.

San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown admitted to having received a warning from what he described as his airport security late Monday evening, just hours before the attack.

Salman Rushdie, who is under the continuous protection of Scotland Yard, was prevented from flying on September 11th, 2001.

On 9/11/01, Jim Pierce, cousin of President Bush, was scheduled to attend a conference on the 105th floor of the South Tower, where his company's New York offices were based. But the conference was moved across the street to the Millennium Hotel, because, the story goes, the group was too large.

Another group of people that received warnings in advance of the attack were employees of Odigo, the instant messaging service. Two employees received e-mail messages two hours before the first World Trade Center assault, predicting the attack.

According to reporter Christopher Bollyn, Zim American Israeli Shipping Co. broke a lease in order to vacate the World Trade Center just days before the attack. Bollyn's source claims that Zim's lease extended through the end of the year and that the termination cost $50,000.

The company heading a consortium that had just obtained a 99-year lease on the World Trade Center was supposedly spared by a last-minute cancellation. According to the New York Times, Silverstein Properties had planned to meet on 9/11/01 on the 88th floor of one of the towers to "discuss what to do in the event of a terrorist attack," but cancelled the meeting Monday night "because one participant could not attend."

Suspicious Security Lapses in the Twin Towers Preceding the Attacks

An article in New York Newsday documented the removal of bomb-sniffing dogs just five days before the attack.

The World Trade Center was destroyed just days after a heightened security alert was lifted at the landmark 110-story towers, security personnel said yesterday.

Daria Coard, 37, a guard at Tower One, said the security detail had been working 12-hour shifts for the past two weeks because of numerous phone threats. But on Thursday, bomb-sniffing dogs were abruptly removed.

"Today was the first day there was not the extra security," Coard said. "We were protecting below. We had the ground covered. We didn't figure they would do it with planes. There is no way anyone could have stopped that."

Security guard Hermina Jones said officials had recently taken steps to secure the towers against aerial attacks by installing bulletproof windows and fireproof doors in the 22nd-floor computer command center.

Security for the World Trade Center on 9/11/01 was provided by Stratesec, a company in which George W. Bush's brother Marvin was a past principal, and which was backed by a Kuwaiti-American investment firm.

Controlling Interests

The World Trade Center complex came under the control of a private owner for the first time only in mid-2001, having been built and managed by the Port Authority as a public resource. The complex was leased to a partnership of Silverstein Properties and Westfield America.

The new controllers acquired a handsome insurance policy for the complex including a clause that would prove extremely valuable: in the event of a terrorist attack, the partnership could collect the insured value of the property, and be released from their obligations under the 99-year lease.

Ownership Change

Author Don Paul investigated this and related issues for his 2002 book, which contains the following passage detailing financial aspects and ownership changes of the complex preceding the attack.

On April 26 of 2001 the Board of Commissioners for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey awarded Silverstein Properties and mall-owner Westfield America a 99-year-lease on the following assets: The Twin Towers, World Trade Center Buildings 4 and 5, two 9-story office buildings, and 400,000 square feet of retail space.

The partners' winning bid was $3.2 billion for holdings estimated to be worth more than $8 billion. JP Morgan Chase, a prestigious investment-bank that's the flagship firm of its kind for Rockefeller family interests, advised the Port Authority, another body long influenced by banker and builder David Rockefeller, his age then 85, in the negotiations.

The lead partner and spokesperson for the winning bidders, Larry Silverstein, age 70, already controlled more than 8 million square feet of New York City real estate.

Insurance Payouts

Don Paul also documented the money flows surrounding the loss of Building 7.

In February of 2002 Silverstein Properties won $861 million from Industrial Risk Insurers to rebuild on the site of WTC 7. Silverstein Properties' estimated investment in WTC 7 was $386 million. So: This building's collapse resulted in a profit of about $500 million.

The insurance money flows involved in the destruction of the original six World Trade Center buildings were far greater. Silverstein Properties, the majority owner of WTC 7, also had the majority interest in the original World Trade Center complex. Silverstein hired Willis Group Holdings Ltd. to obtain enough coverage for the complex. Willis undertook "frenetic" negotiations to acquire insurance from 25 carriers. The agreements were only temporary contracts when control of the WTC changed hands on July 24.

After the attack, Silverstein Properties commenced litigation against its insurers, claiming it was entitled to twice the insurance policies' value because, according to a spokesman for Mr. Silverstein, "the two hijacked airliners that struck the 110-story twin towers Sept. 11 were separate 'occurrences' for insurance purposes, entitling him to collect twice on $3.6 billion of policies." This was reported in the Bloomberg News less than one month after the attack.

The ensuing legal battle between the leaseholders and insurers of the World Trade Center was not about how the 9/11/01 attack on the WTC could be considered two attacks, when the WTC was only destroyed once. Rather it seemed to revolve around whether the beneficiaries thought it was one or two "occurrences." The proceedings before U.S. District Judge John S. Martin involved a number of battles over the insurers' discovery rights regarding conversations about this issue between insurance beneficiaries and their lawyers.

To put these events in perspective, imagine that a person leases an expensive house, and immediately takes out an insurance policy covering the entire value of the house and specifically covering bomb attacks. Six weeks later two bombs go off in the house, separated by an hour. The house burns down, and the lessor immediately sues the insurance company to pay him twice the value of the house, and ultimately wins. The lessor also gets the city to dispose of the wreckage, excavate the site, and help him build a new house on the site.

I'm just getting started... We'll be back with more tomorrow.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dog Soldier Report - Truth Part 3

Today Misplaced In The Midwest brings you the final installment of the latest Dog Soldier Report. The text is his, but the photographs are mine.

It wasn't an easy decision to include the photo above, but I believe it's my duty to put a human face on this war. There is a human cost after all.

The Hard Swallow - Fascist Fact or Fiction? Afghanistan, The Reality Behind The Myth - Conclusion

Afghanistan has an extremely strategic location. It borders several countries in Brzezinski's "Eurasian Balkans" that he's so concerned about. It's a fantastic asset to any power who wishes to keep the Middle East in "check". Afghanistan is the perfect location to build bases for military aspirations in the region. For example, Iran. Which in case you haven't been paying attention, is next on the Globalist agenda. Iran now finds itself between a rock and a hard place. Wedged between Iraq and Afghanistan.

Iran is now bordered by U.S. military bases on two sides of the country. As if that doesn't paint a grim enough skyline for the Iranians to look at, U.S. Military and covert ops presence in Afghanistan is used to influence and coerce unstable military factions in the region to do some of their dirty work for them. Control over Afghanistan (and a HUGE U.S. black ops budget) is being used to create militants to threaten stability in Iran. One million of the Baluchi people live in Afghanistan. Currently the US funds Baluchi separatists to wreak havoc in Iran. Haven't heard about that on the nightly news reports(propaganda) have you? Now mix that with the fact that the country is now full of U.S. military bases. Training and supplies at the finger tips or your rivals enemies, improving their effectiveness at undermining stability in strategic boarder areas. Whittling away at the infrastructure and spreading out troops, preventing any build ups or fortification by creating the need for constant movement. Kinda hard to beat that when you want to create a loosely defended border that's easily over run isn't it?
Oh wait, I forgot, they also get to deny everything in the process and report what ever they want to the folks back home. Folks who are so busy flying the flag and believing what they're told(because we're the good guys right?) they've become blind to the facts. They don't, "Hate us because our freedom" as our former president hammered into our collective consciousness. They hate us because their land is drenched in the blood of their children. They hate us because they are surrounded by murdered countrymen. They hate because their only "crime" is being in the way of the aspirations of the globalists who secretly guide this callous war machine lubricating it's gears with the blood of innocents. Their blood.
Afghanistan is also vital in terms of oil distribution. Unocal and other outside interest oil companies tried to build a pipeline through the nation, but the Taliban refused to allow this. At the time of the invasion it was well known fact that China was in approved negotiations with the country. There would have been a pipeline from the oil fields of the Middle East directly into the heart of China by the end of 2003. Something the U.S., Israel and it's allies could not have(In case you weren't aware, China is the new "U.S.S.R"). According to foreign intelligence sources quoted in the U.K. Sun Times last year, the possibility of the deal being signed and the rumor that it was very very close to it, was what moved Afghanistan to the top of the cue. The invasion was originally planned after the intended ousting of C.I.A. operative/ President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein. Iraq was to bear the initial brunt of the wave of blind patriotism after 9/11, 2001. That's right kids, something the foreign press put out that we where never privy to. If the deal which was non military in nature, would have been inked, the new governing body in the view of international law would be bound to the agreements made. Not to say that there isn't a pipeline in this new Afghanistan, there is a pipeline. A pipeline that goes no where near China or any of it's allies. Unocal , as I stated earlier, was the main candidate for a pipeline deal through the nation. Unocal ended up with the deal after we "adjusted the political climate of the region". Afghanistan president, Hamid Karzai, by the way is reported to have worked for Unocal, according to the French press. After all, if one of the main reasons your unjustly invading a country is to control the oil, who better for president than an oil executive?
Afghanistan itself is rich in natural resources. In 2002, the US Geological Survey published a list of more than 1000 deposits, mines, and occurrences in Afghanistan to confirm the country's wealth of mineral and hydrocarbon resources. Among the minerals found in abundance are gold, copper, iron, mercury, lead, and rare metals such as cesium, lithium, niobium, and tantalum. Tantalum, which is also known as coltan, is a rare element essential in the manufacture of cell phones, computers, and digital cameras. Lithium is necessary for high-tech batteries, specialty glasses and ceramics, and for some high-performance metal alloys. Niobium is used in steel alloys. In short, TRILLIONS of dollars of untapped wealth for those in positions to align the deals and over see who gets the opportunities. As part of its economic liberalization and privatization strategy, USAID is directing the sale of every Afghan state enterprise in resource extraction( as well as transportation, communications and manufacturing). In one example of the ongoing rape of the countries resources by outside interests, in October 2006, the British Agencies Afghanistan Group announced privatization of the Jawzjan gas field, Karkar-e Dodkash coal mine in Baghlan, a fluoride mine in Uruzagan, a gold mine in Herat, a precious stones mine in Nuristan, and cement factories in Ghori and Parwan.

Natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, uranium, gold, silver, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious and semiprecious stone mines. All to a British company with no previous ties to the country. There's a group of retired British officers sitting on their own private island somewhere right now laughing their ass's off. And they're not alone.
Getting back to our buddy Bin Laden for a moment. Who was for the record a C.I.A. agent, put into power much like Saddam Hussein by George Bush Sr. back when he was C.I.A. director(historical documented fact). Why was the vice president in meetings with his brother the morning of 9/11? Why did his families construction companies get all the big contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq? Including much of the construction of the U.S. Embassy compound in Iraq that is almost one and a half times the size of Vatican City? No shit, I'm serious. The fortress-like compound rising beside the Tigris River is the largest of its kind in the world, with the population of a small town, its own defense force, self-contained power and water. A billion dollars of reported tax dollars for that compound alone, TRILLIONS through out Iraq and Afghanistan. Much of which filtered into the pockets of the family of the man our government told us was responsible for us being there in the first place. Not to mention if this guy actually was out to get Americans wouldn't it be just a little silly(and really dangerous) to hire his people to build structures for Americans and their allies? Why wouldn't they just put bombs in the walls and blow everybody to hell 4 months later. They tell us he's responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans and use it to change the constitution and implement wars on foreign soil, then they pay his family to rebuild everything we blew up and gives us a nice cozy(billion dollar) place to lay our head while we occupy someone else's land?
Pardon my language but that's really fucked up.

But wait! It doesn't end there! Not by a long shot!
You think the trillions in government contracts and the billions and trillions to be made raping the natural resources are where the big money's at? Guess again.
Afghanistan's main source of possible wealth is in the drug trade. The nation produces 95% of the world's Opium, most of which is used to produce heroin. All of which is distributed through out the world, initially by the C.I.A. and the the United States military. Believe it. It's true. It's a fact. It's as real as the U.S. soldiers standing guard over the poppy fields and production facilities. It's as real as the pictures of shrink wrapped pallets of money our troops have taken as they load the planes with the illicit currencies. All evidence suggests the US is supporting the Heroin trade, and plays a huge role in the trade itself. Before the American invasion, the US funded the Taliban(yes we used to fund every one we later call enemy) to destroy all the Opium, which of course would make the prices skyrocket. The Taliban successfully eliminated the Opium, but after the US invasion, the production skyrocketed again. For some reason the Taliban can do what a massive NATO military presence can't. This seems highly unlikely. Hamid Karzai's brother is a top drug dealer, who is on the payroll of the CIA, as confirmed by the New York Times. Russia currently has millions of heroin addicts, and the average life expectancy once someone begins to use the drug is only 7 years. Opium has the advantage of besides making you money, hurting whoever you give the drug to. It is a weapon that doesn't cost you money, but instead makes you rich.
And let's not forget, it's an awesome way to keep your own people under your thumb and profit at the same time. The poor wont rise up if they are to damn high to stand up, let alone know what they need to stand up for. The C.I.A. was called out on the importation and distribution of Cocaine and Heroin years ago. The entire dirty business was started by Bush Sr. when he was director of the C.I.A. He instituted the policy of selling drugs to your children to pay for black ops and other "shadow government" activities. In case I didn't make that clear enough for you; GEORGE BUSH SR. IS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR STARTING THE ACADEMIC OF HEROIN AND COCAINE USE IN THE UNITED STATES.

That's a fact.

But I digress.....it's so easy to do when everything ties together at some point or another. Bottom line. As far as the Heroin trade goes.......we don't just work the business, we are the business.
So that's it. That's my spew. That's what they don't want you to know but at the same time are to arrogant to completely cover up.

Now I just have two questions for you;

1) Still think we invaded Afghanistan because some guy in cave gave a bunch of other guys a couple dozen box cutters and a good speech?

2) What the fuck happened to our country while we where watching T.V.?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Grrrr... Technology FAIL

That's what I get for trusting technology.

Due to the giant Facebook fuck up, I don't have access to the content that was planned for today...

We'll try again tomorrow. In the meantime, relive these moments in time:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dog Soldier Report - Even More Truth

Misplaced was going to pick up the ball and carry it for the rest of the week, but The Dog Soldier touched base with me last night and informed me that he was going to publish Part 2 of his expose immediately. As a result, instead of waiting until next week to bring it to you, I'm going to give up today's and tomorrow's space to let him keep going here.

The Hard Swallow: Fascist Fact or Fiction? Afghanistan, The Reality Behind the Myth. Part 2

So do you still believe the U.S. led coalition forces (NATO) invaded Afghanistan to root out and destroy those responsible for 9/11? I almost hope you do, because I'm not done proving otherwise.
It had been on the agenda in the United States and Israel for years. September 11, 2001 was simply the impetus to move forward with this as well as many other recipes "They" had on the back burner, simmering. The Israeli based Institute for Advanced Strategic & Political Studies IASPS, affiliate office located in Washington, D.C., argued for an invasion of Afghanistan years before the terrorist attacks. In an article written by Elie Krakowski for the IASPS entitled; "The Afghan Vortex", he urges for the United States to install a new government in Afghanistan. Neo-conservative Richard Perle who was the Chairman of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee under Bush (along with Henry Kissinger) also worked for the IASPS as well. He wrote the document entitled "clean break" and presented it to IASPS and Benjamin Netanyahu. The document can still be found on their website.

Richard Perle.

That name comes up a lot doesn't it? Almost always in close proximity to Henry Kissinger. PNAC in its most famous document, Rebuilding America's Defenses, advocated an aggressive foreign policy. With the main goal being continuing the United States current position as the world's only superpower with Israel holding it's leash. The document mentions the need to "fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theater wars". It further mentions the concerns the neoconservatives have about Iran. As the following passage from Rebuilding America's Defenses shows, they seek to contain Iran through a military presence surrounding the nation:

"Over the long term, Iran may well prove as large a threat to U.S. interests in the Gulf as Iraq has. And even should U.S.-Iranian relations improve, retaining forward-based forces in the region would still be an essential element in U.S.security strategy given the longstanding American interests in the region."

The neoconservatives point of view finds it's focus in a book by Zbigniew Brzezinski, a top Obama adviser, the Grand Chessboard. Brzezinski saw the central Asian republics that came forth out of the Soviet Union as vital control, due to their natural resources. He calls these nations the Eurasian Balkans. Brzezinski includes Afghanistan amongst the "Eurasian Balkans".

"Moreover, the Central Asian Republics are of importance from the standpoint of security and historical ambitions to at least three of their most immediate and more powerful neighbors, namely Russia, Turkey and Iran, with China also signaling an increasing political interest in the region. But the Eurasian Balkans are infinitely more important as a potential economic prize: an enormous concentration of natural gas and oil reserves is located in the region, in addition to important minerals, including gold."

"Fragmented by the Soviet occupation and the prolonged guerrilla warfare conducted against it, Afghanistan is a nation-state in name only. Its 22 million people have become sharply divided along ethnic lines, with growing divisions among the country's Pashtuns, Tajiks, and Hazaras. At the same time, the jihad against the Russian occupiers has made religion the dominant dimension of the country's political life, infusing dogmatic fervor into already sharp political differences. Afghanistan thus has to be seen not only as apart of the Central Asian ethnic conundrum but also as politically very much part of the Eurasian Balkans."
The motives to invade the nation are thus clear, and they differ from those we were given after the terrorist attacks. A few days before the terrorist attacks, the plans were reaching their finalization. An article from the Indian media of 26 June 2001 shows that India was involved together with Iran in an alliance against the Taliban. According to this article, the United States would begin limited military hostilities against the Taliban:

"Indian officials say that India and Iran will only play the role of "facilitator" while the US and Russia will combat the Taliban from the front with the help of two Central Asian countries, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, to push Taliban lines back to the 1998 position 50 km away from Mazar-e-Sharief city in northern Afghanistan."

This is confirmed by different sources. The Guardian U.K. wrote:

"Reliable western military sources say a US contingency plan existed on paper by the end of the summer to attack Afghanistan from the north". A Pakistani Diplomat claimed that he was told by American officials in July of 2001 that Afghanistan would be invaded in October. He said that even if the Taliban were to hand bin Laden over to the United States, the US would still invade the nation. Bush had the war plans against Al Qaeda ready on his desk on 9/9/01, two days before the terrorist attacks. These plans were meant for a full war against Al Qaeda, and included an invasion of Afghanistan. The plans were not meant for a hypothetical situation but were meant to be executed almost immediately:

"The couching of the plans as a formal security directive is significant, Miklaszewski reported, because it indicates that the United States intended a full-scale assault on al-Qaida even if the Sept. 11 attacks had not occurred.
Such directives are top-secret documents that are formally drafted only after they have been approved at the highest levels of the White House, and represent decisions that are to be implemented imminently."

The Taliban at first, two days after the attacks, refused to extradite Bin Laden, unless evidence of his involvement in the attacks were given. Later on however, the Taliban agreed to extradite Bin Laden to an Islamic court, without seeing the evidence in advance. On three different occasions, the Taliban attempted to negotiate to send Bin Laden to the World Criminal Court in the Hague. During this entire period the American media propaganda machine was reporting that our military was in hot pursuit of Bin Laden. Hunting him down in a game of cat and mouse that held the countries gaze fixated on the nightly news updates. All the while the entirety of the upper echelon of the U.S. and Israeli government and military knew exactly where he was. But if they didn't really care about Bin Laden? Why are we there again?
Maybe we should ask Zbigniew Brzezinski. Let's take another look at, The Grand Chessboard........
See ya tomorrow kids! Until then, question the answers or more importantly, question the motives of those with the answers.
DS13 \m/,

Pretty powerful stuff. Read the rest here tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dog Soldier Report - Time For Truth

The above image still hurts, doesn't it?

Time to wake up people.

For the remainder of the week we'll be talking about the above event, and what preceded it.
It's not going to be pretty, it will make some of you angry, and some of you will think that Misplaced has lost his fucking marbles.

Not by a long shot.

To get the ball rolling, we're going to start with Misplaced In The Midwest's Special West Coast Correspondent, The Dog Soldier.

The Hard Swallow: Fascist Fact or Fiction?
Afghanistan, the reality behind the myth - Part 1

It is a widely held belief in the United States that the people of Afghanistan are responsible for 9/11. Many others similiarly believe that it was a terrorist faction, known as the Taliban, led by a man named Bin Laden which was responsible for the "attacks" of September 2001. In fact most Americans fall under one of the two belief structures. After all, its what our "Democratic (Fascist) government led us to believe with repetitious, non-factual reporting (brain washing) on the nightly news broadcasts (propaganda). These facts (lies) have been shoved down the throats of our genetically altered corn fed citizenry and they wash it down with a super sized, atrifically sweetened beverage made from fluoridated water (population control).

Confirmed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation: There is no hard evidence linking Bin Laden to 9/11. Bin Ladens wanted file does not even list him as a suspect in the attacks of 9/11/2001. Bin Laden himself denied responsibility for the attacks in a statement to Al Jazeera. This was later confirmed in a seprate interview with an Islamic newspaper. In the newspaper interview Bin Laden denied any and all responsibility for the attacks again. He did however suggested a possible alternative explanation for the attacks:

"The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; the people who are a part of the U.S. system, but are dissenting against it. Or those who are working for some other system; persons who want to make the present century as a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity so that their own civilization, nation, country, or ideology could survive. They can be anyone, from Russia to Israel and from India to Serbia. In the U.S. itself, there are dozens of well-organized and well-equipped groups, which are capable of causing a large-scale destruction. Then you cannot forget the American-Jews influenced by the Israeli Zionists, who are annoyed with President Bush.

Then there are intelligence agencies in the U.S., which require billions of dollars worth of funds from the Congress and the government every year. This funding issue was not a big problem till the existence of the former Soviet Union but after that the budget of these agencies has been in danger. They needed an enemy. So, they first started propaganda against Osama and Taliban and then this incident happened. You see, the Bush Administration approved a budget of 40 billion dollars. Where will this huge amount go? It will be provided to the same agencies, which need huge funds and want to exert their importance. Now they will spend the money for their expansion and for increasing their importance.

I will give you an example. Drug smugglers from all over the world are in contact with U.S. agencies. These agencies do not want to eradicate narcotics cultivation and trafficking because their importance will be diminished. The people in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are encouraging drug trade so that they could show performance and get millions of dollars worth of budget. General Noriega was made a drug baron by the CIA and, in need, he was made a scapegoat. In the same way, whether it is President Bush or any other U.S. President, they cannot bring Israel to justice for its human rights abuses or to hold it accountable for such crimes. What is this? Is it not that there exists a government within the government in the United Sates? That secret government must be asked as to who carried out the attacks."
Does bin Laden have reasonable cause to believe that either intelligence agencies, groups within the United States, certain Zionist Jews or a combination of these, are responsible for the attacks? It can not be denied that there is a historical precedent for this either. Israeli intelligence agents have committed terrorist attacks on the United States and even on Israeli citizens before and tried to blame these on Muslims. One example is an operation called, Operation Susannah, also known as the Lavon Affair. Another is the attacks on the USS Liberty. Although this is officially still described as an "accident" the American servicemen who survived the attack and the families of those murdered by our "ally" would beg to differ. Israeli politicians themselves expressed their feelings about 9/11 as well, by saying that the attacks were good for Israel. Amongst them are such prominent people as Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was an American think tank based in Washington, D.C. that lasted from early 1997 to 2006. It was co-founded as a non-profit educational organization by neoconservatives William Kristol and Robert Kagan. The PNAC's stated goal was "to promote American global leadership. Fundamental to the PNAC were the view that "American leadership is both good for America and good for the world" and support for "a Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity." The PNAC exerted influence on high-level U.S. government officials in the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush and affected the Bush Administration's development of military and foreign policies, especially involving national security and the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. An internal PNAC document; Rebuilding America's Defenses, also illustrates the need for a sudden crisis, to execute their agenda. The exact wording is: "Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor. Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat."

Members of the PNAC think tank included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz. Cheney himself shares in the responsibility for the attacks. The US airspace is supposed to be protected by an agency named NORAD. NORAD should have been able to prevent the planes from crashing into their targets. However, on 9/11, Cheney was directly informed of the state of the hijacked planes, and ordered NORAD not to intervene.

The same names have a tendency to pop up everywhere. Henry Kissinger who served on the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee under PNAC member Richard Perle also headed the 9/11 commission until he was forced to hurriedly resign due to conflict of interest issues perventing him from being considered impartial. Another member of the 9/11 commission was John F. Lehman, Jr, who happened to be a member of the PNAC think tank as well. I would argue there is a bit of a conflict of interest there aswell but who am I? People who write about wanting to conquer the Middle East and feel there is a need for a catastrophic event to allow this to happen, should not be the same people who investigate terrorist attacks, that are blamed on people living in the Middle East. Furthermore, the writings of said persons should not be used as evidence and justification to invade the fore mentioned region. But that is exactly what happened while the population chanted, USA! USA! USA! all the while.

We'll be picking this up tomorrow with some of my own research, and next week we'll publish Part 2 from The Dog Soldier.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Weekend Wanderings - End O' Summer

I realized last week that it had been awhile since I'd published a post that wasn't driven by current events in the world and it's politics, so for Monday, we'll dust off the ol' "Weekend Wanderings" franchise for a brief summer's end meandering.

Saturday dawned with meeting some friends, and fellow Kingfield Dog Park Task Force associates Ben and his wife Gail to do a little community service and heading over to the Lake of the Isles Dog Park to clean it up a little.

When we arrived with buckets, plastic bags, shovels and other poop-scooping and garbage collection apparatus in hand, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that all of the hype saying that the Lake of the Isles Off-Leash Area was a disgrace to the Minneapolis Park system was in fact, just that.


Took us all of fifteen minutes to pick up every single piece of trash in the off-leash area, and I didn't find anything bigger than a coffee cup.

Sunday morning dawned cool, but sunny. A perfect day for the weekly (and requisite) trip to the MAC Dog Park (pictured at the top... all artsy and shit) at the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. All four dogs were loaded into the car with all of the usual barking, clomping from Victor, and general chaos. We set out with my trusty co-pilot Sidda in the jump seat, ready to take the wheel if I need her to.
With Roxie and Victor in the back and Gus hidden somewhere on the floor, the car definitely fits the description of "K-9 Unit".
Gus and Victor at the "bar".
Tara, Gail and Ben, and Gus, Sirius, Doc, and Sidda.
A couple of weekends ago, I finally got to check out the Tin Fish at the Lake Calhoun Pavilion. Even though it's in the Upper Midwest, two of the Twin Cities parks have the unique amenity of an independently-owned seafood restaurant right in the middle of the action.
There's definitely something to be said about fresh seafood served in the midst of nice scenery...
Of course, after meals out, there are always individuals at home ready and willing to help dispose of any leftovers. Unfortunately for them there were no leftovers from The Tin Fish.
I did actually make it to the Minnesota State Fair this year. I'll talk about it amongst the photos below, but I noticed something rather disturbing as I walked through the crowds people-watching and soaking up the defining event of Minnesota's agricultural economy.

Of course there was the requisite display of antique faming equipment. Apparently these old tractors are quite a big deal to certain fairgoers. In the photo below, you'll notice the handwritten sign to the left that says "Starting Times".

Yes, you guessed it. People will actually begin gathering ten minutes before a scheduled starting time just to see a noisy old tractor's engine run for a few minutes.

They party HARD here in Minnesota.
All kidding aside, the Minnesota State Fair is indeed an interesting diversion simply for the sheer volume of people in attendance each of it's twelve days. A veritable sea of humanity walking too slowly for a certain New Yorker's liking, coming to a dead stop in the middle of a crowded pathway for no apparent reason, and with total disregard to the thousand or so people right behind them on the same path.

Weird Al Yankovic himself was there being interviewed.
The true highlight of this year's fair for me (and the only real reason I attended) was my Landlord and friend Mark (Lead Guitarist for the band Catchpenny) won a contest and proposed to his girlfriend on live TV.

Of course the band played ...
After the engagement festivities, we headed out into the crowd in search of sustenance...
But the main attraction of the Minnesota State Fair is food.

If you have never had either of the following you must visit here next summer during Fair time.

Deep Fried Cheese Curds

Walleye Fries or Walleye Cakes (pictured below)
This is Minnesota State Fair food and its function is to make you happy. Everything is either on a stick, deep fried, smothered in butter or all of the above. The chefs here have truly have mastered the art of greasy food. The variety of food choices is actually quite surprising; it’s not just sausages and funnel cakes. They offer such oddities here as:

Teriyaki ostrich on a stick

Chocolate covered bacon on a stick.

Frozen key lime pie slice dipped in chocolate on a stick.

Deep fried twinkie on a stick.

Deep-fried cheeseburger sliders (cheeseburger batter-dipped and deep fried).

Pig’s ears dusted in seasoned flour and fried until crispy served with a lime chipotle glaze.

Chicken Fried Bacon (thick-cut bacon battered and breaded, fried and served in a boat covered with gravy).

Deep-fried shortcake (shortcake batter deep-fried and covered with strawberries and ice cream).

Chicken Chipotle pizza on-a-stick.

Pork Chop on a stick.

Deep-fried pickle slices with ranch dressing.

There are many more examples... in some cases, each more disgusting that the last.

This is why you're fat America.

And we must not forget Spamville, which I refused to enter, and struggled to avoid vomiting long enough to take a picture to prove it's existence.

This is just here because it's the Coolest Chicken I have ever seen in my life.
One final crowd shot.