MSM: Ray Bradbury hates big government: ‘Our country is in need of a revolution’

(LATimes) – Ray Bradbury is mad at President Obama, but it’s not about the economy, the war or the plan to a construct a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City.

“He should be announcing that we should go back to the moon,” says the iconic author, whose 90th birthday on Aug. 22 will be marked in Los Angeles with more than week’s worth of Bradbury film and TV screenings, tributes and other events. “We should never have left there. We should go to the moon and prepare a base to fire a rocket off to Mars and then go to Mars and colonize Mars. Then when we do that, we will live forever.”

The man who wrote “Farenheit 451,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” “The Martian Chronicles,” “Dandelion Wine”and “The Illustrated Man” has been called one of America’s great dreamers, but his imagination takes him to some dark places when it comes to contemporary politics.

“I think our country is in need of a revolution,” Bradbury said. “There is too much government today. We’ve got to remember the government should be by the people, of the people and for the people.” Read entire article

Video: Ray McGovern – Israel to Start War with Iran Maybe in August 2010 – Alex Jones Tv

Alex welcomes back to the show Ray McGovern, a retired CIA officer turned political activist. McGovern presented morning intelligence briefings at the White House for a number of presidents. Continue reading

Left-Leaning Despisers of the 9/11 Truth Movement: Do You Really Believe in Miracles? – David Ray Griffin

(GlobalResearch) – According to several left-leaning critics of the 9/11 Truth Movement, some of its central claims, especially about the destruction of the World Trade Center, show its members to be scientifically challenged. In the opinion of some of these critics, moreover, claims made by members of this movement are sometimes unscientific in the strongest possible sense, implying an acceptance of magic and miracles.

After documenting this charge in Part I of this essay, I show in Part II that the exact opposite is the case: that the official account of the destruction of the World Trade Center implies miracles (I give nine examples), and that the 9/11 Truth Movement, in developing an alternative hypothesis, has done so in line with the assumption that the laws of nature did not take a holiday on 9/11. In Part III, I ask these left-leaning critics some questions evoked by the fact that it is they, not members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, who have endorsed a conspiracy theory replete with miracle stories as well as other absurdities. Continue reading

Video: Deliberate Massacre of US Sailors on USS Liberty Covered By Fox W/Commentary From CIA Analyst

(Fox) – Commentary from 27-year CIA veteran Ray McGovern. Ray served 7 US Presidents, presenting the morning briefings for many of them. Continue reading

Obama’s Green Light to Israeli Massacre – Ray McGovern

(WorldCantWait) – Casualty figures are still arriving in the wake of Israel’s Sunday night-Monday morning commando attack on an unarmed flotilla trying to bring relief supplies to the 1.5 million Palestinians crowded into Gaza.

Already, at least nine civilian passengers aboard the ships are reported killed, and dozens wounded.

Yet, seldom has an act of aggression been so well advertised in advance. Israel had made clear that it would use force to prevent the ships from reaching Gaza and heard no stern protest from President Obama, who apparently could not overcome his fear of Israel’s legendary political clout. Continue reading

Building What? How SCADs Can Be Hidden in Plain Sight – David Ray Griffin

(911Truth.org) – At 5:21 PM on 9/11, Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapsed, even though it had not been hit by a plane – a fact that is important because of the widespread acceptance of the idea, in spite of its scientific absurdity, that the Twin Towers collapsed because of the combined effect of the impact of the airliners plus the ensuing jet-fuel-fed fires. The collapse of World Trade Center 7 (WTC 7) thereby challenges the official account of the destruction of the World Trade Center, according to which it was accomplished by al-Qaeda hijackers, even if one accepts the government’s scientifically impossible account of the Twin Towers. This fact was recently emphasized in the title of a review article based on my 2009 book, The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7,1 by National Medal of Science-winner Lynn Margulis: “Two Hit, Three Down – The Biggest Lie.”2Read More Here

World War

(AlterNet) – How the Pentagon Is Cheating Wounded Vets — Soldiers Aren’t Disposable

The military’s sad legacy of denying the care troops need after combat. Read More Here

(WSWS) – Iran, the US and the UN Nuclear Conference

The Obama administration and the US media have exploited the visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to New York to again threaten Iran with further UN sanctions and military action over its nuclear programs and demonise the Iranian president. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Probe concludes torpedo sank South Korea ship: report

Investigators probing the deadly sinking of a South Korean navy ship in March near the North have concluded that a torpedo was the source of an explosion that destroyed the vessel, a news report said on Friday. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Media promotes far-fetched ‘bin Laden in Iran’ report

According to a new documentary, Osama bin Laden has been living in Iran’s capital of Tehran with his family since 2003, enjoying the protection of the Revolutionary Guard and regularly taking part in the elite sport of falcon hunting. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – The pretext of “security” along Gaza’s buffer zone

Unemployment soars at 60 percent as a result of the closed borders under the Israeli-led and internationally-complicit siege of Gaza and the destruction of 95 percent of industry and factories in the tiny coastal strip. Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – General ‘tried to cover up truth about death of Rachel Corrie’

Israeli war hero accused of suppressing testimony that could reveal what really happened to Gaza activist Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Loose Lips on Iran Can Sink America – Ray McGovern

The omnipresent World War II-era poster with the words “Loose Lips Sink Ships” served as a warning to members of the U.S. military to take heed lest they divulge information that could tip off the enemy and result in defeat in battle. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – A Timetable For War – Philip Giraldi

Readers of my articles will know that I am extremely pessimistic about the prospects for peace in the Middle East. I do not believe for a second that the leaders of Israel actually consider Iran to be an “existential” threat but the fact that they have cried wolf so often has convinced the Israeli public that it is so. Worse still, Israel’s friends in the US have convinced the American public of the same thing even though Iran does not threaten the United States at all. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Russia says Iran attack ‘disastrous’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has highlighted the “necessity” of political discourse with Iran in ending an impasse over its civilian nuclear program Read More Here

(CounterPunch) – How to Stumble Into a War: Loose Lips on Iran – Ray McGovern

The omnipresent World War II-era posters with the words “Loose Lips Sink Ships” served as a warning to members of the U.S. military to take heed lest they divulge information that could tip off the enemy and result in defeat in battle. Read More Here

(ChristianScienceMonitor) – Uncle Sam wants Micronesians for US military

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia – The portraits of stern-faced young men on armed forces recruiting posters, hanging from cafeteria walls, seem to gaze down at the mingling teenagers. Below, about 130 high school seniors have gathered to sit for a US military aptitude test required by the school’s administration. Several dozen plan to enlist; many more are still on the fence. Read More Here

Did Osama bin Laden Confess to the 9/11 Attacks, and Did He Die, in 2001? – Prof David Ray Griffin

(GlobalResearch) – In 2009, I published a little book entitled Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive?1 Much evidence, I showed, suggested that Osama bin Laden had died on or about December 13, 2001. (Although this book was ignored by the US press, it received major reviews in British newspapers,2 and it even provided the basis for a BBC special.3) Pointing out that the only evidence to the contrary consists of “messages from bin Laden” in the form of audiotapes and videotapes that have appeared since 2001, I devoted one chapter to an examination of the most important of these tapes, showing that none are demonstrably authentic and that some are almost certainly fakes. Continue reading

Canada: 9/11 Truth Storm in Mainstream Media

(911Blogger) – A recent bombshell in Quebec’s newspaper “La Presse” talking about the World911Truth conference May 3rd in Montreal with Richard Gage, AIA and Dr. David Ray Griffin has created a coast to coast storm in the mainstream media. From major TV in Quebec, to mainstream radio, to the most popular newspaper in Canada, the Toronto Star, this 9/11 truth debate is being carried out this week-end and is not over.

We invite you to read this article from the Toronto Star: Continue reading

David Ray Griffin: The IRD’s Attack on My ”Silly” 9/11 Theories

(OpEdNews) – A right-wing neocon organization called the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD)1 — which devotes itself to attacking religiously and socially progressive churches while supporting US imperial policies (going back to the Nicaraguan Contras funded illegally by the Reagan administration2 ) — has recently put out a press release attacking my next book, which is scheduled to be published this coming fall. Saying that I am “back with another outrageous book” in which I allege “new absurdities,” the IRD claims that I am “this time alleging that the Obama administration is attempting to undermine 9/11 Continue reading

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(Wired) – Joint Chiefs Chair: No, No, No. Don’t Attack Iran

We are all screwed if Iran gets a nuke. And we may be just as screwed if the United States attacks Iran to keep Tehran from getting that nuke.

Okay, I’m paraphrasing a bit. But that’s the core of the message from America’s top military officer, who reiterated today his canyon-deep reservations about any military solution to the Iranian nuclear crisis. Sure, U.S. strikes might set back Tehran’s atomic weapons program — for a while. But the “unintended consequences” of a hit on Iran’s nuclear facilities could easily outweigh the benefits of that delay, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen told a forum at Columbia University. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Benjamin Netanyahu Urges ‘Crippling Sanctions’ Against Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH’-hoo) is calling for “crippling sanctions” against Iran to prevent it from developing a nuclear weapons capability. Read More Here

(Aletho) – Barak: “The Only Way out of Iran Crises is a Bold Israeli Move”

Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Israel Radio on Monday that the only way out of the current “stalemate” with Iran is a bold Israeli move, adding that he felt that Iran did not pose an “immediate existential threat” to Israel. Read More Here

(TimesOnline) – Video: Pentagon chief raises threat of attack as Iran taunts US with missile display

The Pentagon was ratcheting up pressure for military action against Iran last night as America’s top uniformed official said for the first time that a strike on nuclear targets would “go a long way” towards delaying Tehran’s uranium enrichment programme. View Video Here

(LATimes) – Secret Prison Revealed in Baghdad

Hundreds of Sunni men disappeared for months into a secret Baghdad prison under the jurisdiction of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s military office, where many were routinely tortured until the country’s Human Rights Ministry gained access to the facility, Iraqi officials say.Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – The Pentagon’s Fantasy Numbers on Afghan Civilian Deaths

“The American public is conditionally tolerant of [military] casualties and consistently indifferent to collateral damage” Dr. Karl P. Mueller, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell Air Force Base
The Politics of Counting Dead Afghan Civilians: Responses by the Libertarian Right and Obama Liberals to McChrystal’s Numbers Read More Here

(Reuters) – Mullen: Military “Options” Exist for Dealing with Iran

The nation’s top military officer said Sunday that military options existed to try to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon but that diplomatic efforts were the best way forward now. Read More Here

(AFP) – Afghanistan: More than 100 dead in bloody week

More than 100 people including dozens of civilians were killed in violence related to Afghanistan’s ongoing war against the Taliban in the past week, authorities said Sunday. Read More Here

(TimesOnline) – Israel warns Syria over Hezbollah attacks “We’ll return Syria to the Stone Age”

Israel has delivered a secret warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad that it will respond to missile attacks from Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese-based Islamist group, by launching immediate retaliation against Syria itself. Read More Here

(ConsortiumNews) – Lie to Congress; Get Fourth Star – Cyber-Warfare Chief’s Deception – Ray McGovern

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander may well be harboring the proverbial thought attributed to prevaricator Oliver North upon being spared punishment — and instead getting rewarded handsomely — for lying about the Iran-Contra Affair: “Is this a great country or what!” Read More Here

(AntiFascistCalling) – The Pentagon’s Cyber Command: Civilian Infrastructure is a “Legitimate” Target – Tom Burghardt

When U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates launched Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) last June, the memorandum authorizing its stand-up specified it as a new “subordinate unified command” under U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), one that “must be capable of synchronizing warfighting effects across the global security environment as well as providing support to civil authorities and international partners.” Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Why “Blackwater” is behind suicide bombings in Pakistan – Webster Tarpley – Continue reading

Taboo Inhibits Frank Iran/Israel Talk – Ray McGovern

(InfoClearingHouse) – Participants at an otherwise informative discussion on “Iran at a Crossroads” at the Senate on Wednesday seemed at pains to barricade the doors against the proverbial elephant being admitted into the room — in this case, Israel.

This, despite the fact that the agenda virtually dictated that the elephant be allowed in. The cavernous hearing room also could have accommodated it — however awkward and untidy the atmosphere might have become.

Otherwise, as was entirely predictable, the discussion would be lacking a crucial element. Which it turned out to be. Continue reading

Video: The 9/11 Hijackers are Alive? – Video Interview With Dr. David Ray Griffin

(RussiaToday) – According to the chief of Japans Democratic Party who says that the 9/11 hijackers are alive and that 9/11 was a complete hoax. Dr. David Ray Griffin is a professor and author who wrote The New Pearl Harbor Revisited and he says that he agrees; the World Trade Center was a hoax. Continue reading

Video: Deliberate Massacre of US Sailors on USS Liberty Covered By Fox W/Commentary From CIA Analyst

(Fox) – Commentary from 27-year CIA veteran Ray McGovern. Ray served 7 US Presidents, presenting the morning briefings for many of them. Continue reading

A “Good” Terrorist Captured by Iran – Ray McGovern

The Iranian government is celebrating the capture of Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of a violent group called Jundullah (Arabic for Soldiers of God), which Tehran says is a terrorist organization supported by the United States, Great Britain and Israel. Continue reading

New Grist for Hype on Iran – Ray McGovern

(InformationClearingHouse) – Here we go again. A report issued Thursday by the new Director General of the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano, has injected new adrenalin into those arguing that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon. Continue reading

MLK assassinated by US government: King family civil trial 1999 decision. Why didn’t you know this?

(Examiner) – Martin Luther King’s family and his attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty in the wrongful death of Martin Luther King. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King. The King family’s attempts for a criminal trial were denied, as suspect James Ray’s recant of what he claimed was a false confession was denied. Continue reading

Phone Calls from the 9/11 Airliners – Prof David Ray Griffin

On November 27, 2009, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Fifth Estate program aired a show entitled “9/11: The Unofficial Story,”1 for which I, along with a few other members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, was interviewed. In the most important part of my interview, I pointed out that, according to the FBI’s report on phone calls from the airliners provided in 2006 for the Moussaoui trial, Barbara Olson’s only call from Flight 77 was “unconnected” and hence lasted “0 seconds.” Although this Fifth Estate program showed only a brief portion of my discussion of alleged phone calls from the 9/11 airliners, its website subsequently made available a 22-minute video containing this discussion. Continue reading

Answering Helen Thomas on Why They Want to Harm Us – Ray McGovern

Thank God for Helen Thomas, the only person to show any courage at the White House press briefing after President Barack Obama gave a flaccid account of the intelligence screw-up that almost downed an airliner on Christmas Day. Continue reading

Are Presidents Afraid of the CIA? – Ray McGovern

In the past, I have alluded to Panetta and the Seven Dwarfs. The reference is to CIA Director Leon Panetta and seven of his moral-dwarf predecessors — the ones who sent President Barack Obama a letter on Sept. 18 asking him to “reverse Attorney General Holder’s Aug. 24 decision to re-open the criminal investigation of CIA interrogations.” Continue reading

Ray McGovern: Shining Light on Roots of Terrorism

Media commentary on the upcoming 9/11 trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has raised concern that state secrets may be divulged, including details about how the Bush administration used torture to extract evidence about al-Qaeda. Continue reading

Osama bin Laden Responsible for the 9/11 Attacks? Where is the Evidence

The idea that Osama bin Laden was responsible for the 9/11 attacks has been an article of faith for public officials and the mainstream media. Calling it an “article of faith” points to two features of this idea. On the one hand, no one in these circles publicly challenges this idea. Continue reading

Just Say No to Nist, a review of David Ray Griffin’s Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7

The headline, “Just Say No to NIST” (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) is purposely patterned after Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No to Drugs.” In the case of David Griffin’s new book, The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7, the NIST lies, half truths, omissions, and the outright corruption of honest science are the administration’s dope, administered by NIST, to lull inquiring minds into believing the fantasy of their lies. Continue reading

Tour of Historic New England – AE911truth.org

Richard Gage, AIA, representing the nearly one-thousand-strong architects and engineers with AE911Truth, recently returned from another successful presentation tour – this time in colorful New England. Continue reading

Video: WeAreChangeLA confronts Thomas C. Reed, frmr. Air Force Sec./NRO Dir./Nuke designer, on 9/11 drills and Nuclear Treason

On October 14, 2009, Thomas C. Reed, who was a nuclear weapons designer, Secretary of the Air Force during the Ford and Carter administrations and the 6th director of the National Reconnaissance Office, was at the University of Southern California to give a lecture based on his book entitled “The Nuclear Express and the Prevention of Nuclear Terror.” Continue reading

Video: Beneath the Hype – Is Iran Close to Nukes?

(RealNews) – Retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern speaks on disinformation, Iran, and “faith-based intelligence” Continue reading

Response to 9/11 Commission staff member Miles Kara

Dear Mr. Kara
Thank you for your “Open Letter to the 9-11 Working Group of Bloomington.” As a member of that group, I’m glad to see you express interest in our work and I appreciate your invitation to further discuss the 9/11 Commission report in a public forum. It’s unfortunate that you’re not willing to engage in Q&A, however, as the questions are many and, to this day, the answers are very few. It is also unfortunate that you are not willing to debate the facts, because we would be happy to have you come to Bloomington for a public debate. But a dialogue of any sort is a welcome start. Continue reading

Recession Is Over; Depression Has Just Begun

For the last few months I have been casting around looking for bullish data points as counterfactuals to my more bearish long-term outlook. I have found some, but not enough. If you recall, early this year, I stated that we are in depression, making the case for the ongoing downturn as a depression with a small ‘d.’

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Video: Ray McGovern on Alex Jones Tv – Iran is Iraq

Alex welcomes back to the show Ray McGovern, a retired CIA officer under seven U.S. presidents over 27 years and founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity or VIPS. The organization is dedicated to analyzing and criticizing the use of intelligence, specifically relating to the War in Iraq. In January 2006, McGovern began speaking out on behalf of the anti-war group Not in Our Name. Continue reading

A Letter to the 9/11 Community from David Ray Griffin

Dear Friends and Colleagues:
I am writing in support of the international campaign, headed up by Elias Davidsson (who long lived in Iceland but now lives in Hamburg, Germany), calling for a new trial for Mounir El Motassadeq, who has been convicted of assisting the 9/11 attacks. Continue reading

Torture: The Fault Is Not in Our Stars – Ray McGovern

Unlike many of my progressive friends, for me the current administration’s behavior on torture is a glass half full. In my view, the real scandal is how very few have taken a sip. Continue reading

The Mysterious Collapse of WTC Seven – Why NIST’s Final 9/11 Report is Unscientific and False

(DavidRayGriffin) – At 5:21 in the afternoon of 9/11, almost seven hours after the Twin Towers had come down, Building 7 of the World Trade Center also came down. The collapse of this building was from the beginning considered a mystery. Continue reading

McGovern: JFK Was Assassinated by the CIA, and Obama May Fear the Same

Raymond McGovern is a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials. Continue reading

Help for Obama’s Speech to Congress

(RayMcGovern) – The Speech the President Should Give to Congress, September 9, 2009 Continue reading

Capitalizing Security: “Non-Lethal” Weapons and the Market

When the U.S. military planned to deploy Raytheon’s Active Denial System (ADS) in Iraq, it set off a political firestorm. How couldn’t it? Continue reading

Afghanistan for Dummies – Ray McGovern

I’m going to ask for my money back. I’ve seen this Afghanistan movie before. The first time, Vietnam was in the title. Continue reading

“Tolerance” is a Guise for Social Engineering

For centuries the Masonic central bankers who control Western society and culture have been pushing “tolerance.” Why? Continue reading

Recalling the Downing Street Minutes – Ray Mcgovern

Seven years ago this week, then British Prime Minister Tony Blair gathered his top national security advisers at 10 Downing St. to hear a report from U.K. intelligence chief Richard Dearlove, just back in London from face-to-face talks with then-CIA Director George Tenet in Washington. Continue reading