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911 Coup and Coverup Update * Bush Wins the Final Battle for Star Wars?

18 May 2002

1) Operation 911 Coup and Coverup Update

2) Bush Wins the Final Battle for Star Wars?

Editor's Notes:

Okay, now that the mainstream is waking up to evidences of Bush 911 foreknowledge, (Item 1), one must wonder how far the investigations will go; and could this help end the current campaigns against democracy and military rule of law and reason? Last Tuesday the Pentagon Missile Defense Agency reported that work on underground silos for missile interceptors will begin in Alaska on June 14, the very first day that the U.S. administration expects to be freed from a 1972 treaty. Now, with US and Russia collaborating on missile defense, the evil-doers threaten a new level to the arms race (Item 2). When will Congress realize that the Bush administration, which is gearing up for perpetual war, is a lose/lose situation for most all, unless, of course, you are a defense contractor, or somehow connected to such short term gain at a horrific price for all humanity.

Combine the Issues!

Call Congress for 9/11 Investigations -- Stop the US withdrawal from the ABM Treaty -- Support the Space Preservation Act of 2002 (H.R. 3616), a ban on all space-based weapons.

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1) Operation 911 Coup and Coverup Update

The VILLAGE VOICE/Mondo Washington:
Knowing Much, Bush Did Little to Protect America by James Ridgeway
Posted May 16th, 2002

When people first raised questions about President Bush's scared-chicken behavior on September 11, they were buried in patriotic abuse. But think about it. Consider the bare facts: The attacks happened on George Bush's watch. He was in charge. And he now admits to having known in general what was going to happen. Terrorists were slipping into the country. They were studying at American flight schools. They intended to hijack planes. They were financed by Osama bin Laden. Knowing all of this, Bush still left us totally undefended. And for this performance, his approval ratings soared. If the president got an intelligence warning during the summer about what might soon happen, how come he didn't do something then?

He could have:

1. Told Congress.

2. Improved airport security, which had already been criticized as inadequate.

3. Alerted the airlines. As it was, the airlines never raised any questions when the hijackers started laying down thousands in cash for one-way tickets.

4. Warned the FAA. The FAA control center in New Hampshire knew 10 to 15 minutes after takeoff that an American Airlines flight from Boston had been hijacked. It was more than half an hour later when it crashed into the World Trade Center.

5. Ordered improved security for the nation's nuclear power plants, the untended thousands of miles of natural gas pipelines, the harbors into which a terrorist could sail a liquid natural gas tanker and unleash a holocaust equal to a nuclear explosion.

If Bush knew so much, how come he did so little on September 11? Instead of letting his handlers move him from place to place in an utter fog, he could have returned to Washington immediately and, as commander in chief, taken charge. He could have alerted the military, which ought to have had planes in the air moments after the FAA control learned of the takeover.

Bush was much more careful when it came to defending his political power. He and his managers managed to spin his response to the attacks so well that approval ratings soared to all-time highs. Clutching his halo, the president then began pushing for various rollbacks of freedom and constitutional process. They were old ideas for him, but he wrapped them in patriotic banners and sold them to the nation. Consider what he accomplished:

1. He set in motion the installation of a secret Congress.
2. His administration marched far forward with its program for restricting civil rights and tightening immigration rules.
3. He started a shooting war in Afghanistan against a group of people—the Taliban—with whom the administration was quietly negotiating last summer. He advanced immeasurably the interests of those who want to go to war against Iraq. That's not to mention those of the Israeli war hawks who assert they are part of the campaign against terror and that their invasion of Palestinian cities and towns is thus justified.

Bush protected himself and his friends. What he left uncovered was the rest of us.

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Related 17 May 2002 article:
'In retrospect, this looks horrible'
Revelation, consternation, investigation over 9/11
May 17, 2002 Posted: 6:32 AM EDT (1032 GMT),+may+2002&hl=en

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Check the Updated Flyby News 9/11 Investigative Page that makes this breaking mainstream info - old news - which has been all over the Internet since last fall! Why aren't the main streamers mentioning this or about Cynthia McKinney, now, and her courageous early calls for an investigation.

Flyby News maintains an updated page:

"The Bush Conspiracy and 9/11 Investigative Reports, looking into the unanswered questions.",11057,m

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Received from: "Aftermath News" < >
Operation 911 Coup and Coverup Update –> 5-9-02
Blowing the Lid Off the Official Coverup Story:

The Massive Intelligence "Failures" and Coverups of Prior Knowledge Can Only Be Orchestrated from the Top!

9-11 beginning of long-term plot?
Group analyzes attacks, says CIA needs 'truckload of pink slips'

Official Bungling Claimed in 9-11 Intelligence

The Proof of a 9/11 Frame-up is Right Before You

The Case for Bush Administration Advance Knowledge of 9-11 Attacks by Michael C. Ruppert

Scandal Inside the FBI: Did G-Men Miss the Boat on 9-11?


How the Pentagon Learned to Love the Weapon No One Wanted
The Carlyle Connection



Strange Cluster Of Microbiologists' - Deaths Under The Microscope

Operation Northwoods And The Reichstag Fire

by Sherman H. Skolnick 09/11/01

Book alleges attempts to arrest Osama bin Laden blocked by the US


2) Bush Wins the Final Battle for Star Wars?

Published on Thursday, May 16, 2002 in the Guardian of London

Bush Wins the Final Battle for Star Wars

Kremlin abandons bitter opposition;
Construction starts in Alaska within weeks
by Ian Traynor in Moscow and Julian Borger in Washington

The Bush administration is poised for a major political breakthrough in gaining international acceptance of its controversial star wars plans.

After a year of bitter Russian opposition to a scheme which Moscow warned could jeopardize global nuclear stability and spark a new arms race, the Kremlin has accepted a White House offer to cooperate on the national missile defense project (NMD).

The Pentagon is to start construction work on NMD in Alaska within weeks following a frenzy of intense diplomacy that this week has resulted in the announcement of a major arms control treaty with Russia and a new deal between NATO and Russia that allows Moscow inside the alliance's councils for the first time.

For the complete article, see:

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Received from News Insider --
"Nuclear arms treaty is not worth the paper it's printed on"

There is a reason the nuclear arms treaty President Bush plans to sign at the coming Moscow summit meeting is only three pages long. It is intended to provide maximum flexibility to the Pentagon.

The new accord does not require the destruction of a single missile launcher or warhead. Each side can carry out the reductions at its own pace, or even reverse them and temporarily build up its forces.

The only real constraint is that each side must have no more than 1,700 to 2,200 warheads at the end of 2012. At that point, the treaty is set to expire, leaving each side free to have as many weapons as it would like unless the accord is extended.

"What we have now agreed to do under the treaty is what we wanted to do anyway," a senior administration official said today. "That's our kind of treaty."

In other words, it is a fitting agreement for Pentagon planners who are more concerned about protecting the United States' nuclear options than constraining those of the Russians. It marks a break with traditional approaches to arms control.

While arms control can be a highly technical enterprise, the logic of the Bush administration's new approach to nuclear weapons treaties is fairly simple. Throughout the cold war, the United States saw arms control as a way to contain the Soviet nuclear threat and constrain Moscow's ability to carry out a first strike.

The Pentagon's big worry was that the Soviet Union would outpace the United States in an arms race in which each side rushed to deploy new missiles and warheads. American defense officials were especially anxious about the Soviets' heavy SS-18 land-based missile, which carries 10 warheads and was code-named Satan by NATO planners.

That ability gave Washington an enormous stake in arms agreements that had strict provisions mandating weapons cuts and that forced the Russians to give up their most threatening weapons. Negotiating a ban on land-based missiles with multiple warheads like the SS-18 was a top priority for the first Bush administration.

With the end of the cold war and the collapse of the Soviet military, however, the Pentagon has a very different set of priorities. The Pentagon is counting on Russia's beleaguered economy to force a contraction in the Russian nuclear arsenal. Its primary goal now is not to constrain the Russian nuclear force but to maintain its own flexibility in planning the American one.

The Pentagon's new philosophy was spelled out in its classified Nuclear Posture Review. That study called for reducing the United States arsenal to the level of 1,700 to 2,200 — precisely the limit that the new treaty says the two sides must reach by the end of 2012. According to the study, the planned force will consist of 14 Trident missile-carrying submarines, 500 Minuteman III land-based missiles, 76 B-52H bombers and 21 B-2 bombers.

Even that force, the Pentagon says, may not be sufficient given an uncertain world or what the Pentagon prefers to call "potential contingencies." If relations with Russia or China worsen, administration officials say, the United States may need to expand its nuclear arsenal quickly.

President Bush may talk about building relations with a new Russia that is no longer an adversary, but the agreement he plans to sign is intended to keep open Washington's option to expand its nuclear arsenal if relations with Moscow sour.

Under the agreement, for example, the Pentagon expects to reduce its arsenal gradually so that it shrinks the strategic nuclear force from around 6,000 warheads today to 1,700 to 2,200 at the end of 2012, a significant cut. But if tensions rose with Moscow or China, the United States could suspend the reductions for a few years or even increase the arsenal without violating the treaty.

"In the event that U.S. relations with Russia significantly worsen in the future, the U.S. may need to revise its nuclear force level and posture," the Pentagon said in its nuclear review.

The United States is under no obligation to extend the treaty when it lapses after 10 years. The agreement also contains an escape hatch: each side can withdraw on three months' notice. That is half the amount of time required to withdrawn from the Antiballistic Missile Treaty of 1972.

Nor is there any link in the treaty to the issue of missile defenses, as Moscow once insisted.

To obtain such a degree of flexibility, the Bush administration had to make concessions. The accord will be legally binding, as the Russians have insisted. Bush administration hard-liners initially resisted doing even that, but Russia wanted a binding accord to make the nuclear balance more predictable and put some limits on the Americans.

"The Russians got a treaty, and the U.S. got its flexibility," said Ivo Daalder, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. "The U.S. can go down when it wants to, and it can go back up when it needs to. That is what Bush set out to accomplish in his new nuclear policy."

Because the Bush administration insisted on maximum flexibility in planning its arsenal, it also had to allow Moscow the freedom to plan its strategic forces. As a result, the Russians will be free to deploy new land-based missiles with multiple warheads, such as the three-warhead version of the SS-27, and to keep old ones like the SS-18.

The ban on land-based missiles with multiple warheads, which President Bush's father so actively promoted as a way to eliminate the most destabilizing weapons, has essentially been cast aside.

It is cheaper to put several warheads on a missile than to build a missile for each warhead. So this gives Moscow a cost-effective way to maintain its nuclear arsenal — or expand it should the United States field an effective missile defense.

That point has not been lost on some of the skeptics. Mr. Daalder observed, "Maximum flexibility is a two-way street."

Copyright 2002 The New York Times Company

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Peace Camp Invite --

You are cordially invited to Peace Camp at Fort Greely, Alaska.

When: June 12 - 16th, 2002
Why: June 14th: Official day of U.S. withdrawal from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, missile silo construction begins at Fort Greely.

HONOR THE TREATY! Protest Star Wars and the Bush administration's decision to abandon this fundamental arms control agreement and build this wasteful and offensive weapons system. Similar events are being held simultaneously at the Star Wars site at Menwith Hill, Yorkshire, UK (Echelon) and other places around the world.

Complete details of this event are available at

For more information, contact:
Stacey A. Fritz
Coordinator, No Nukes North
PO Box 84997
Fairbanks, AK 99708
(907) 457 - 5230

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