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Financial Plan World Reports * US Bankrupt “The United States is bankrupt and is essentially in the hands of its creditors.
12 October 2008
The Refunding Program, which should have been kick-started in June 2006,
will address and rectify this state of affairs, providing both immediate and
long-term relief to the American people and the whole world.”
-- Christopher Story, FRSA,
Editor and Publisher, International Currency Review,
World Reports Limited, London and New York1) World Reports and Financial Plan & Criminal Exposure
- - German Finance Minister Ambushed Over Settlements
- - Judge Orders 17 Detainees at Guantánamo Freed
- - New, controversial FBI guidelines go into effect
- - Video: GOP Will Try To Steal Elections Again
- - The RIGHT Speaking Out Against BushEditor’s Notes:
Many in the alternative press are still ignoring the work of Christopher Story and World Reports. However, Flyby News again steps out of the box to research and expose these in-depth reports that explain some of what the mainstream media and governments have been covering up. The following articles are more of what we have been reading for the last eight years; however, now, the RIGHT is getting into the act, realizing the catastrophic results of the Bush administration. It is time for a change. Regarding this, please read my letter and comments posted at 911blogger: Financial Crisis solution policy - Open letter to Obama.
1) World Reports and Financial Plan & Criminal Exposure
- - German Finance Minister Ambushed Over Settlements
- - Judge Orders 17 Detainees at Guantánamo Freed
- - New, controversial FBI guidelines go into effect
- - Video: GOP Will Try To Steal Elections Again
- - The RIGHT Speaking Out Against Bush
- - World Reports: German Finance Minister Ambushed Over Settlements
By Christopher Story FRSA, Editor and Publisher, International Currency Review,
World Reports Limited, London and New York.
GERMAN FINANCE MINISTER AMBUSHED OVER SETTLEMENTS
EDITOR CATCHES STEINBRUCK OFF GUARD AT G-7 PRESS CONFERENCE
Saturday 11 October 2008 04:00
STEINBRUCK, TAKEN ABACK, ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS RESPONSIBLE
GRUDGING PUBLIC ADMISSION OF U.S. CORRUPTION EXTRACTED FROM G-7 MINISTER
SPECIAL MEETING OF ANGRY G-7 MEMBERS TO CONVENE IN PARIS ON SUNDAY
THIS REPORT HAS BEEN EXPANDED [SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 11TH OCTOBER 2008]
Washington, 11th October 2008:
EDITOR SPRINGS AMBUSH DURING ALL-GERMAN LANGUAGE G-7 PRESS MONOLOGUE
Yesterday evening, the Editor attended a Press Conference here in the Press Room complex at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund. The conference (or rather, the monologue) was conducted almost exclusively by Herr Steinbruck, the German Finance Minister, in the German language throughout, except when he had to answer the Editor's questions.
On this occasion, the Editor refused to hand the microphone back after asking his first question, and persisted until the ambush was complete, and Herr Steinbruck had spilled the beans. Normally the microphone is removed from the questioner almost immediately on these occasions.
If possible, the precise verbatim exchange will be publicised as soon as the relevant transcript has been made available in the Press Room. What follows here is a paraphrase of the ambush:
Editor: 'Herr Steinbruck, you have representatives of the world's press in front of you. Would you kindly talk about the real issue? They need to know about it. I refer to the very large sums of money that were transferred to US banks late last year and subsequently, to pay the Settlements, which you of course know all about and which will resolve the crisis'
'Did you discuss this central issue at the G-7 Meeting that has just concluded?'
Steinbruck (looking annoyed, even agitated: paraphrase throughout): 'I have no information about such Settlements or any such matters. We did not discuss this matter at that meeting, no'.
Editor: 'Did you discuss this at earlier G-7 meetings?'
Steinbruck (going round the houses, more extensively than paraphrased here): 'We discuss many issues at these meetings and the question of certain transfers and related issues' (obfuscation and diversion here) 'has been discussed at earlier meetings of the Group of Seven, yes'.
Editor: 'Mr Steinbruck: These funds have been illegally blocked for many months. We are talking about massive criminal corruption. Would you care to inform the world's press about this, please?'
Steinbruck: 'There are certain instances of which I am aware in Germany and these cases are in the hands of prosecutors and the relevant authorities. These are matters for the German authorities. I am neither able nor competent to discuss or allude to cases of corruption which are a matter for other Governments and jurisdictions. The issues you refer to are a matter for the Government of the United States and you should address your questions to the United States Government'.
Editor: 'Mr Steinbruck: You have just acknowledged that the Settlements money has been blocked illegally by criminal action. Thank you very much'.
As the Editor handed back the microphone, a person sitting behind him lent over and whispered in his ear: 'You are very brave'. This was a compliment, but, generous though it was, it was misplaced.
GERMAN FINANCE MINISTER INADVERTENTLY LETS THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG
Exposure has moved mountains. Exposure of this huge corruption WILL move mountains. And the Settlements WILL be paid. It was crystal clear to all present that Herr Steinbruck knew all about the illegally blocked funds, held hostage by the Bush Crime Family-controlled White House, 'Paulson' and other operatives; and since the Editor would not yield back the microphone until the German Finance Minister had admitted this, WE ARE NOW IN A COMPLETELY NEW SITUATION with regard to exposure of this criminality. With the posting of this report, the cat is well and truly out of the bag.
This exchange between the Editor of International Currency Review and the German Finance Minister took place at approximately 6.40pm in Washington, DC, on 10th October 2008.
Following this revealing exchange, Steinbruck reverted to more German language monologues and carried on answering questions from German-speaking pressmen who appeared not to have understood or paid attention to the exchange, and therefore reverted to the diversionary issues that Steinbruck was content for them to discuss, as though our exchange had never taken place.
G-7 COMMUNIQUE REVEALS THAT ON-THE-BOOKS REFUNDING PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE
The Communique issued by the G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors after 6.15pm on Friday evening 10th October prior to this Press Conference, is the shortest that the G-7 has issued in the 31 years that the Editor of this service has covered these meetings.
This means that there was a blazing row (there IS a blazing row) and that a decision was taken to publish as little information for public consumption as possible. However the G-7 Communique contains confirmation that The Refunding Program (which the Editor originally called The Wanta Plan, but which must now be referred to as The Refunding Program), will proceed.
Since Herr Steinbruck is a G-7 Minister, he knows perfectly well, therefore, that the refunding operation (see below) which presupposes the Settlements payout, IS scheduled to occur.
Hence his denial that this overall matter was discussed at the G-7 Meeting that took place last evening, CANNOT POSSIBLY BE TRUE. The press has been misled. However this was no problem for Herr Steinbruck because the German-speaking pressmen who hogged the Press Conference clearly had no idea what the Editor was talking about, and didn't follow up the Editor's questions. Another gross failure of the Fourth Estate here. But who NEEDS the Fourth Estate, any more?
THE REFUNDING PROGRAM THAT IS THE EXCLUSIVE ANSWER TO THE CRISIS WE PREDICTED
The Refunding Program involves special Capital Markets Instrument operations to be conducted transparently ON-THE-BOOKS with a group of financial institutions, centralised but in the private sector, with all proceeds fully taxed, yielding massive ongoing accruals to the US Treasury.
The United States is bankrupt and is essentially in the hands of its creditors. The Refunding Program, which should have been kick-started in June 2006, will address and rectify this state of affairs, providing both immediate and long-term relief to the American people and the whole world.
This Program was hijacked in collusion with President George W. Bush Jr. and his father, George H. W. Bush Sr., in June 2006, by the Secretary of the United States Treasury, Henry M. Paulson Jr., who procured the placement with Goldman Sachs of the $4.5 trillion of funds remitted during May 2006 from China that were constantly referenced in our 'Wantagate' reports (terminated on 18th March 2008). Since Paulson had been CEO of Goldman Sachs until his sudden appointment as US Treasury Secretary in place of John Snow, this corrupt act has represented the most extreme instance of an official, criminal conflict of interest in financial history, as we pointed out at the time.
After we had kicked up a huge stink about this, Paulson had the funds abruptly removed to another institution, not least since Goldman Sachs was being accused of criminal conduct by this service.
Paulson and friends then proceeded to exploit, leverage, hypothecate, multiply and finally steal these funds, which were intended by the remitter for The Refunding Program.
HOLDERS OF HIGHEST U.S. OFFICES ARE SPECIFICALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS CRISIS
Hence, as we persisted in pointing out, the holders of the highest offices in the George W. Bush Jr. Administration were and are specifically and EXCLUSIVELY responsible for the catastrophe that has come about, and which we first predicted in our report dated 2nd September 2006, and in analyses published in July and August 2007 anticipating and confirming the financial 'train wreck'.
The reason that we were able to predict this 'train wreck' accurately was that we were following the CORRECT TRAIL, whereas the US and British 'Mainstream' media, having been compromised by multiple nefarious methods, 'bought' the CIA's COINTELPRO 'slide' that the financial crisis was attributable to 'subprime mortgages' (which have always existed). One of the 'Black' methods used to neutralise the press in the United Kingdom included the dissemination by rogue UK intelligence operatives of fantastic lies about the Editor of this service, which were fed to the press. Details of this operation will be revealed on this website at the appropriate time.
THE 'GREENSPAN-BUSH 'NEVER PAY SYNDROME'
Paulson's predecessor had travelled to China with Dr Alan Greenspan to procure the release by Chinese intelligence of the $4.5 trillion that had been held with the People's Bank of China since the arrest of Leo Wanta in Lausanne in July 1992. Outline details of the source of funds may be reviewed by accessing our report containing the text of the Petition for a Writ of Mandamus: this website (Archive: report dated 8th August 2007).
Dr Greenspan is the 'technician' who invented what we have termed the 'Never Pay Syndrome', which Greenspan developed on instructions from George Bush Sr. Under this deception, one phone call is sufficient to block repeated attempts, involving a large number of Trustees and institutions, to effect the payouts. Trustees, who have been obliged to attend at their banks repeatedly, as instructed, in anticipation of intended payouts, have had their lives turned upside down by this unbelievable corruption, for years. The participating banks have likewise been repeatedly 'stood up' by this means, even though many of these institutions are complicit.
Unbelievably, Greenspan is featured as the lead story in the issue of 'Emerging Markets', a paper produced daily for these Annual Meetings, dated 10th October. His portrait appears on the front page, with an article providing attendees with the guru's latest prognostications on the global financial crisis of which he is the primary technical author.
Specifically, Greenspan gives quote 'a surprisingly upbeat assessment of the state of the financial markets', seeing 'an eventual thawing of the world's frozen credit markets'. Greenspan 'praises the actions of Governments in buying up toxic assets and recapitalising banks'. An extended article by this notorious financial criminal is scheduled for publication in the edition of the paper for 11th October not yet seen by the Editor at nearly 3.00 am here in the long since deserted Press Room.
The 'Never-Pay Syndrome' was first applied during the precedent, indeed, the model, for this crisis in 1989-92. Then, as today, repeated payout operations were routinely sabotaged while the same duplicitous controllers exploited, duplicated, multiplied and helped themselves directly to funds belonging to others or which had been remitted for a specific purpose. Those who knew anything about this scandal were then systematically liquidated under the Clinton Presidency.
Since William Jefferson Clinton, a CIA operative like his 'wife', 'works for' George Bush Sr., there is now no mystery any longer about why those 420++ people and Bush-Clinton associates who 'knew too much', were systematically liquidated, in a purge recalling Josef Stalin (Djiugashvili-Kochba).
After the $4.5 trillion had finally vanished, The Queen and Prince Al-Waleed of Saudi Arabia were persuaded to 'replace' the stolen/diverted funds with a LOAN worth a total of $6.2 trillion. After all, The Queen had told the G-7 Meeting held in northern Germany in June 2007 that The Refunding Program must be implemented 'for the sake of the whole of humanity'. These funds have been held in a suspense account with Citibank in New York City, pending resolution of this matter, given that the exposures of these scandals on this website have made it very difficult, and probably almost impossible, for corrupt financial manipulations to take place now without being traced.
The lenders of these funds can recall them at any time; and a failure to comply would trigger, for instance, the seizure of American-owned assets found in any US dollar-denominated accounts, for instance, with the Bank of England, to an amount at least equivalent to The Queen's loan funds plus compound interest, plus any amounts representing the duplication of these loan funds, which have not been applied for the purpose for which they were intended by the lenders.
'THE MONEY YOU MAKE BY ILLEGALLY USING MY MONEY IS MY MONEY'
Due to the serial criminality of the holders of highest office in the United States, The Refunding Program has not yet taken place (it has been criminally delayed for 27 months already), so that the exposures of the criminal financial operations that we have have publicised, were left to corrode the system while the criminal operatives continued to help themselves to other people's money and to generate colossal sums from them for self-enrichment and 'Black Ops' purposes.
What is now happening is that the legal principle 'The money you make by illegally using my money is my money' is being forced down the throats of the criminalist operatives behind the scenes. It is not a subject that the German Finance Minister wanted to talk about in public, given for instance that Deutsche Bank holds one of the largest portfolios of toxic traded garbage paper in the world.
Meanwhile Chancellor Angela Merkel, who served as the Secretary of the Agitprop (Agitation and Propaganda) Department of the Young Communists at Marx-Lenin University in East Berlin in her youth, is on the rack, like Finance Minister Steinbruck. Why? It is reported to us that George Bush Sr. has been paying bribes to this woman for the past four years, in exchange for which she guards funds 'owned' by Bush Sr. et al in the largest German financial institution.
THE G-7 COMMUNIQUE BY THE FINANCE MINISTERS AND CENTRAL BANK GOVERNORS
Here is the text of the Communique handed out in the IMF/World Bank Press Room last evening:
Washington: The G-7 agrees today that the current situation calls for urgent and exceptional action. We commit to continue working together to stabilize financial markets and restore the flow of credit, to support economic growth. We agree to:
1. Take decisive action and use all available tools to support systemically important financial institutions and prevent their failure.
2. Take all necessary steps to unfreeze credit and money markets and ensure that banks and other financial institutions have broad access to liquidity and funding.
3. Ensure that our banks and other major financial intermediaries, as needed, can raise capital from public as well as private sources, in sufficient amounts to re-establish confidence and permit them to continue lending to households and businesses.
4. Ensure that our respective national deposit insurance and guarantee programs are robust and consistent so that our retail depositors will continue to have confidence in the safety of their deposits.
5. Take action, where appropriate, to restart the secondary markets for mortgages and other securitized assets. Accurate valuation and transparent disclosure of assets and consistent implementation of high quality accounting standards are necessary.
The actions should be taken in ways that protect taxpayers and avoid potentially damaging effects on other countries. We will use macroeconomic policy tools as necessary and appropriate. We strongly support the IMF's critical role in assisting countries affected by this turmoil.
We will accelerate full implementation of the Financial Stability Forum recommendations and we are committed to the pressing need for reform of the financial system. We will strengthen further our cooperation and work with others to accomplish this plan.
THE SENSATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS OF 10TH OCTOBER 2008:
In conclusion, the following SENSATIONAL developments are reported:
1. The German Finance Minister, ambushed by the Editor of this service at the foregoing IMF Press Conference, has inadvertently acknowledged the accuracy and the relevance of our reports on the Settlements and The Refunding Program, and has thus referred in public to the fact that the White House (the US Government) is complicit in blocking the Settlements and The Refunding Program. Steinbruck's pointed comment that the Editor should address his questions to the United States Government leaves NO DOUBT that the German Finance Minister knows PRECISELY what the Editor was referring to via these questions.
2. The Group of Seven Communique released in Washington last evening has confirmed that the Refunding Program will go ahead, and that, accordingly, the colossal volume of Settlement funds sent over to the United States in 2006-2008 to fund the Settlements (because the payouts have to be effected in US dollars, which was the denomination of the original stolen and diverted funds), will be completed. 'ALL', not SOME, 'necessary steps' are intended, which includes the above.
OTHER DEVELOPMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PREDICTED GLOBAL CRISIS
The following additional related intelligence is to be noted:
• SPECIAL MEETING OF ANGRY G-7 MEMBERS TO CONVENE IN PARIS ON SUNDAY
Extreme dissatisfaction within the Group of Seven (G-7) financial powers (as reflected in the unprecedentedly short G7-Communique yesterday) at the continued criminal intransigence of the leadership of the White House and the US Treasury, will take the form of a Heads State Meeting in Paris on Sunday 12th October. HM The Queen will probably be represented, although Her Majesty, served by very senior and distinguished military and 'former' MI6 officials and diplomats, is in the driving seat, along with the Bank for International Settlements. HM The Queen has the complete support, behind the scenes, of all the 159+ countries, which require The Funding Program start-up to be kick-started with no further delay and prevarication from the US authorities on orders from the Bush White House and Crime Family and their corrupt and criminalist associates.
Many signals of total international backing for an immediate return to the Rule of Law and proper supervision and regulation, in sharp contrast to the US preference for fraud, are evident at these Meetings. For instance, a clear statement by Mr Alipour-Jeddi, of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) at the 18th Meeting of the IMFC (a.k.a. the International Monetary and Financial Committee), dealing with the falsification of petroleum prices, and released to the Press here on the morning of 11th October, calls loudly for the strengthening AND ENFORCEMENT of 'regulation aimed at minimizing potential distortions to economic fundamentals of price discovery (excessive speculation, fraud, manipulation)'.
* Mention of fraud and manipulation at these Meetings is extremely rare.
* BRITISH THREAT TO ARREST ICELANDIC PRIME MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC TERRORISM:
Iceland has been 'enronised' (hollowed out: see Glossary appended to our reposted report on The Cottrell Plan (18th September 2008)). When London became fully aware of the fact that the failure of Icelandic institutions threatened the viability of a swathe of British operations, primarily High Street commercial retail chains and services, British authorities contacted the Icelandic Government and warned that they would take steps to see to it that the Prime Minister of Iceland would be arrested for perpetrating economic and financial terrorism against the United Kingdom if the Icelandic banks were not nationalised immediately so that the Icelandic investments in Britain were protected.
Iceland is one of a number of smaller countries targeted by the Bush-linked criminalist nexus as counterparty bolt-holes for their fraudulent toxic finance operations. Other smaller countries that have been 'enronised' include, as previously reported, Ireland, Estonia, Argentina and Zimbabwe.
FACT: It will be recalled that the US bankers who were rounded up this time last year and flown to European capitals where they were made to account for their serial fraudulent finance criminality, were 'handled' under European legislation which categorises fraudulent finance marketing and related operations as 'economic and financial terrorism'.
Significantly, the statement by European Commissioner Joaquin Almunia to the International Monetary and Financial Committee on behalf of the (corrupt) European Commission, made available in the Press Room on Saturday 11th October, concludes with this statement:
'The fight against... the financing of terrorism continues to be a high priority for the EU where a robust anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing framework is in place'.
As we pointed some time ago, this is a fascinating example of these people being trapped by their own diversionary deception. The US focus on terrorism provides the pretext for the 'Big Brother surveillance society' which, in turn, has as its PRIMARY agenda keeping tabs on who knows what about the fraudulent finance, so that anyone considered a prospective threat to its continuation, can be 'dealt with'. See below for what happened while the Editor was on the train from New York.
* FACTORS UNDERLYING THE COLOSSAL GYRATIONS OF STOCK MARKET VALUES:
Two extraordinary factors are reported herewith:
(1) President George W. Bush Jr. was asked by leading Governments to attend a meeting very recently, at which inter alia he was to be confronted over his blocking of the Settlements and The Refunding Program. He refused to attend. The European Governments concerned RETALIATED by orchestrating the market crash. That has 'worked', because we understand that as a consequence, Bush II 'got the message' and agreed to attend another meeting at which the same issues were to be 'discussed'. (The G-7 Ministers and Central Bank Governors have been in more or less ongoing session since last Monday, we understand).
(2) With confidence in the large institutions in the United States having now almost completely collapsed, because no-one knows which institutions will be around in the morning (literally), the controllers of very large funds have taken to placing such funds overnight with the US Treasury, in order to be able to get a good night's sleep and to preclude waking up at 3.00 in the morning in a cold sweat for fear that their funds have vanished along with the institutions holding them.
(It is presumed that such placements are made into Treasury accounts, as we are not aware of the existence of 'overight' Treasuries, although 'anything' is clearly possible). Such placements are being made without earning any interest. Of course this is grossly ironic in the extreme, given that the 'Treasury Secretary' has systematically wrecked the 'Full Faith and Credit of the United States'.
* So what is happening to the interest that is payable on these deposits, if it's not being paid to the depositors? ANSWER: It is being 'booked' internally, and then SIPHONED OFF CORRUPTLY as usual, for private self-enrichment and other familiar criminal purposes. ANOTHER HUGE SCANDAL that the Fourth Estate has missed. [But who NEEDS the Fourth Estate, when the Fifth Estate (the Internet) can perform the necessary exposures that the Fourth Estate is too scared to promulgate?]
* Summary: Rather than take a risk with the banks, the controllers of very large amounts of funds 'prefer' to place their monies overnight with 'Paulson', no doubt cynically aware that the interest is being 'trousered' by 'Paulson', Bush Jr. and their unbelievably corrupt 'buddies'.
[Concerning a recent 'scare story' that the Internet will be closed down, why would 'they' do that? Closing down the Internet would spike and close down the 55++ redirection, diversion, obfuscation and disinformation websites perpetrating COINTELPRO 'Psy-Ops' operations so as to bamboozle and confuse the jaded American people so that they are blinded to the colossal corruption of their leadership under the Bush II Presidency].
* BANKS REFUSING TO MOVE FUNDS WHEN SO INSTRUCTED:
It is very reliably reported to us today that certain US financial institutions are REFUSING to carry out instructions from clients to move funds, and have been refusing to move funds for about two weeks. The sources of this information are involved with clients engaged in transactions worth hundreds of millions (not billions) of dollars. When instructions are issued by these bank clients that payments are to be made to meet obligations falling due, the banks in question are REFUSING to implement such instructions.
This is of course illegal, and means that the banks in question are de facto STEALING the funds. Frustration of transactions by any bank is a very severe offence under the previously mentioned Universal Commercial Code, and renders the offending bank laible for huge additional payments, to be added to the principal. Notwithstanding this nasty reality, we understand that the institutions, when threatened with unavoidable legal action, are STILL not complying with such payment orders.
* LIQUIDATIONS OF CERTAIN ASSOCIATES OF DR ALAN GREENSPAN:
Between 30th September and 2nd October inclusive, associates of Dr Alan Greenspan, the chief architect of the 'Never Pay Syndrome', were 'liquidated'. The Editor was informed that the various 'whacked' personnel were located in Germany and the World Bank.
For complete article, see: http://worldreports.org/news/177_german_finance_minister_ambushed_over_settlements
World Reports archives. http://worldreports.org/news
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October 7, 2008, New York Timeswww.nytimes.com/2008/10/08/washington/08detain.html
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Bush administration to release 17 detainees at Guantánamo Bay by the end of the week, the first such ruling in nearly seven years of legal disputes over the administration’s detention policies. The judge, Ricardo M. Urbina of Federal District Court, ordered that the 17 men be brought to his courtroom on Friday from the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where they have been held since 2002. He indicated that he would release the men, members of the restive Uighur Muslim minority in western China, into the care of supporters in the United States, initially in the Washington area. “I think the moment has arrived for the court to shine the light of constitutionality on the reasons for detention,” Judge Urbina said. Saying the men had never fought the United States and were not a security threat, he tersely rejected Bush administration claims that he lacked the power to order the men set free in the United States and government requests that he stay his order to permit an immediate appeal. The ruling was a sharp setback for the administration, which has waged a long legal battle to defend its policies of detention at the naval base at Guantánamo Bay, arguing a broad executive power in waging war. Federal courts up to the Supreme Court have waded through detention questions and in several major cases the courts have rejected administration contentions. The government recently conceded that it would no longer try to prove that the Uighurs were enemy combatants, the classification it uses to detain people at Guantánamo, where 255 men are now held.
Note: For many disturbing reports from reliable, verifiable sources on threats to civil liberties, click here.
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October 5, 2008, Agence France Pressehttp://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hP_LBcTEJD1GJG_ScYfk20kl0bPw
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey has signed new guidelines for FBI operations he said are designed to better protect the country from terrorist attacks, but that raise concern of some lawmakers and civil rights groups. The new, revised regulations -- the original version met strong criticism from congressional committees last month -- comprise 50 pages dealing with five areas of FBI investigation, including criminal, national security and foreign intelligence. Despite Mukasey's assurances that the new regulations "reflect consultation with Congress as well as privacy and civil liberties groups," not all concerns over their effect on privacy rights were dispelled. [The] Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, Democrat Patrick Leahy, said the new guidelines expand the FBI's powers of surveillance. "It appears that with these guidelines, the attorney general is once again giving the FBI broad new powers to conduct surveillance and use other intrusive investigative techniques on Americans without requiring any indication of wrongdoing or any approval even from FBI supervisors," Leahy said in a statement. "The American people deserve a ... Justice Department that does not sacrifice or endanger their rights and privacy," he added. The American Civil Liberties Union, who had called for an investigation into the first version of the FBI regulations, said the new rules "reduce standards for beginning 'assessments.'" "More troubling still," it added, "the guidelines allow a person's race or ethnic background to be used as a factor in opening an investigation, a move that the ACLU believes may institute a racial profiling as a matter of policy."
Note: For many reports on increasing government surveillance and threats to privacy, click here.
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John LeBoutillier, one of the http://www.newsmax.com/pundits/
pundents from the ultra conservative magazine NEWSMAX wrote an answer to that "really mad" guy at one of McCain's rally yesterday which was shown on by most TV News programs.
"A second very animated supporter described himself as “really mad” about the “socialists taking over our country” and demanded of McCain and Palin, that “it’s time that you two are representing us.” (video: http://embeds.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/10/10/supporters-to-mccain-turn-up-heat-on-obama/
ANSWERING THE MAN IN WAUKESHA
The noted conservative, former Congressman John LeBoutillier –
author of HARVARD HATES AMERICA - writes strong –
and unique commentary and analysis on all things political.
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Friday, October 10, 2008
Yesterday at a McCain-Palin rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a conservative voter in the crowd stood and asked Senator McCain this question:
“Many of us in this crowd are furious...we’re wondering how did we get here...how can a man like Barack Obama be on the verge of being elected President?”
Here is the answer to that question:
In 1999 and 2000 the Bush political operation seized control of the Republican Party and bought off the conservative movement. They put up George W. Bush as the new ‘savior’ - their One - the “son of Reagan” they called him - they orchestrated that spectacle of every local politician from all over the country traipsing down to Austin to “beg” Governor Bush to run for President and he was elected as the new conservative hero.
But his presidency has been anything but conservative. In fact, it has been the most incompetent, dis-honest and un-conservative administration - ever!
Just look at these few items which, if done by a Democrat, would have brought calls from us on the Right not only to impeach but to imprison for life:
* Ignored the CIA memo - “Bin Laden Determined to Attack US with Hijacked Jets”
* Pledged to get Osama Bin Laden “dead or alive” - a pledge still unfulfilled seven years later!
* Lied, distorted and cherry picked US intelligence to scare the Hell out of a nervous American people after 9/11 to justify a pre-emptive invasion of a country that had not attacked us.
* And then lied to create a link between Saddam and Bin Laden so as to justify this invasion - when the real reason was a take-over of American foreign policy by neo-cons and payback by G.W. Bush’s because Sadaam had “tried to kill my Dad!” as he told member of Congress when he lobbied them for their vote for the resolution authorizing force.
* Mis-managed every aspect of the war in Iraq.
* Drained the US Treasury of $650 Billion on that war.
* Lied to the Republican US Congress about the true cost of a new entitlement - Prescription Drug Benefit under Medicare - hiding an additional $400 billion in order to secure passage.
* Consistently ran up staggeringly huge annual deficits.
* Exerted not one drop of fiscal control over runaway federal spending - under a supposedly conservative Republican Congress!!!
* Federalized education - and passed No Child Left Behind with Teddy Kennedy - a total flop of a program - and not conservative! We do NOT believe the Federal Government should be running high school education!
* Showed true ineptitude - and a total lack of compassion - after that Compassionate Conservatism nonsense - in dealing with Hurricane Katrina.
* Blustering and boasting and bragging at every turn about how we might bomb or attack or invade any country who dared to disagree with us.
* Destroyed the good opinion of America around the globe. We have gone from the Shining City on a Hill to a despised, bullying regime.
* Expanded the scope and power of the federal government at every turn. Blew off Congress and tried to turn the Executive into a power unto himself - using ‘signing statements’ to undo legislation.
* And now this year: one massive bail-out after another - over a trillion dollars - with talk of nationalizing banks and other industries, thus causing the headline today in the Wall Street Journal today asking: “Are We Having Socialism Now?”
* And a fitting end to these eight years: a total economic meltdown - with the Federal Government seen as more at the cause of it than any other entity.
So, to my fellow conservative in Waukesha - and everywhere else - you wonder “Why are we here - with a lefty like Barack Obama on the verge of becoming President?” - and the answer is YOU! You helped create and further a total fraud of a President and a total failure of a Presidency - and that has caused the nation to choose- quite reluctantly - the Mirror Opposite of Bush: Barack Obama.
The voters can’t stand the thought of another four years like the past eight - so they will roll the dice, despite Ayers and Reverend Wright and Acorn, and try something different.
If the Bush Administration had been competent and honest, Obama would never even exist politically.
Posted by John at 7:26 AM
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
For FN’s resources, see:
The Bush Conspiracy and 9/11 Investigative Reports,
looking into the unanswered questions.
Valley 9/11 Truth
Martial Law 9/11:
Rise Of The Police State
Media Education Foundation, Northampton, MA
October 14, 2008; 7:00 PM
The New Math of American Elections
Green Fields Market 144 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
Wednesday October 22, 2008; 5:30 PM
ZERO, an investigation into the events of 9/11
Italian film shown in European Parliament 26 February 2008,
Also broadcast on Russian State Television 12 September 2008
and with Valley 9/11 Truth in Greenfield, MA; November 5, 2008
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE:
The Secret Birth of the Federal Reserve
A timely film by Daniel Hopsicker.
Green Fields Market, Greenfield, Massachusetts
Tuesday, November 18, 2008; 5:30 PM
For an important investigative drama that
challenges the official version of 9/11
The Reflecting Pool
Watch the Jonathan Mark interview:
Jarek Kupsc and Joseph Culp
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