Monday, July 18, 2005

FOX News Buys MySpace.com for Millions

Jewel in the crown of the $580m (£331m) deal is myspace.com, a two-year-old site which allows friends to share weblogs, photos, instant messages and music online.

Murdoch nets Intermix for $580m

I knew it was a bad egg from the beginning, or maybe I just didn't have any friends, but myspace.com is now owned by the man. The big evil white republican one who is spinning America to death has a vested interest in all your blah-blahs and photos of you holding that keg cup. You've been warned.

Bush Changes Mind, Keeps Traitor Aboard

By Patricia Wilson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Monday vowed to fire anyone found by a federal probe to have acted illegally in the exposure of a CIA agent, in a shift from a broader pledge to dismiss leakers in the case.
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Asked on June 10, 2004, whether he stood by his earlier pledge to fire anyone found to have leaked the officer's name, Bush replied: "Yes." On Monday, he added the qualifier that it would have to be demonstrated that a crime was committed.

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Yet another manipulation, this time intended to keep Rove around. He needs his political assassin to murder anyone who gets in the administration's way - like Wilson, or any of the others who have fallen, who stand up and point to the flaws, lies and war crimes surrounding Bush and his Iraqi money laundering greed.

Bush doesn't mind if Rove is a lying traitor - Bush has proven himself to be one.

Don't forget Scooter, Cheney's chief of staff
WASHINGTON — White House strategist Karl Rove was the first person to tell a Time magazine reporter that the wife of an administration critic worked for the CIA, the reporter said Sunday. Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, then confirmed that fact to the reporter.

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It's a pack of traitors. And our soldiers die for their money - billions and billions of taxpayer dollars, of corporate payoffs, right into their hands. Karl needs to stick around to politically assassinate all their enemies in the homeland - why do you think the FBI and Homeland Security are spying on Americans? Just in case Karl needs to leak some more information, to commit more treason, to maintain their traitor grip on Washington.

Mission accomplished.

Friday, July 15, 2005

China suggests using nuclear bombs against America

``If the Americans draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition into the target zone on China's territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons,'' Maj. Gen. Zhu Chenghu, a dean at China's National Defense University, told visiting Hong Kong-based reporters. His remarks were reported by The Asian Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times.

Zhu stressed that he was expressing a personal view, not official policy, and was confident that China and the United States would not go to war, the reports said. While Zhu is a serving officer, he isn't involved in policymaking.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry didn't respond to requests for comment on the general's remarks. A woman who answered the phone at the protocol office of the Defense Ministry said it had no comment. She refused to give her name.

Chinese General Threatens U.S. Over Taiwan, Guardian Unlimited

I vote no confidence

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Bush fully confident in suspected traitor

The White House issued a statement announcing US President George W. Bush fully trusts his political adviser Carl Rove who has been accused of being responsible for leaking the identity of a secret agent to the media and whom the Democrat Party has demanded be dismissed from office.
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Why wouldn't he? Rove will probably get a promotion like Wolfowitz, Bolton, Rumsfeld and Robert Earl who get promoted for breaking the law and who contribute to their irresponsible, unaccountable government that headlines America today.

This is a stark contrast to earlier in the investigation when Bush pledged he would fire anyone involved in or contributing to the leak.

Scott McClellan cited the continuing criminal investigation over the leak to say that he would not discuss conversations Rove had had with a reporter about Plame before her name was published, or say whether Bush's pledge to fire anyone involved in leaking classified information still stands.
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This is another lie of Bush's because he is allowing a confessed conspirator to resume his daily operations at the White House of America's Executive Government.

But this is all part of an ongoing investigation and I'll comment on that when the time is appropriate.

Rove is doing everything he can to get off on a technicality - that the agent was not working covertly to Rove's knowledge - since he already confessed through his lawyer that he named the agent to the press. Therefore he would have exposed a CIA operative, but would not be guilty of a crime. This still falls under the context of what Bush would fire, and he should.

Bush said last year he would fire anyone found to have leaked the identity of Valerie Plame, the wife of former U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson. Her name was given to reporters and published in 2003 after Wilson publicly criticized the Bush administration's use of intelligence leading up to the Iraq war.

A grand jury is investigating because leaking the name of a covert CIA officer could be a crime.
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Newsweek reported this week that Cooper e-mailed a colleague about an interview with Rove in which they discussed a trip by Wilson in 2002 to Niger to check out allegations that Iraq had tried to buy uranium for nuclear weapons. According to Newsweek, Cooper wrote that Rove said it was "Wilson's wife, who apparently works at the agency" who authorized the trip.

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And Cooper testified it was Rove to the grand jury on July 13th, 2005.

Time line in leak of CIA operative's identity

Monday, July 11, 2005

The Democrats Speak on the Leak

Finally, Democrat leaders are pointing out that Rove should be fired, a commission set up to hear testimony about his treason, and that he should potentially be indicted and brought to justice (left to rot in jail) for committing treason based on those results. This is a conspiracy of national security here, people.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House faced mounting Democratic calls for President Bush to sideline or fire his top political aide Karl Rove on Monday over his involvement in a CIA leak scandal.
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"The White House promised if anyone was involved in the Valerie Plame affair, they would no longer be in this administration. I trust they will follow through on this pledge," Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said.

Other Democrats urged Bush to sideline Rove by suspending his access to classified information and said the deputy White House chief of staff should "clear the air" by answering questions from Congress. Another lawmaker said the intentional disclosure of a covert agent's identity amounted to an "act of treason."
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Rep. Henry Waxman, a California Democrat and the ranking minority member of the House Government Reform Committee, called for a congressional hearing to hear testimony from Rove, who is widely seen as the architect of Bush's election victories.

"The recent disclosures about Mr. Rove's actions have such serious implications that we can no longer responsibly ignore them. The intentional disclosure of a covert CIA agent's identity would be an act of treason," Waxman said.


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Fox News: Highlighting the Advantages of Terrorist Attacks and Death

If there was ever a line for the media to cross, this is it! The scumbags over at Fox News have outdone themselves and set a new benchmark for what it means to be a shithole of a media agency.

Fox News Slammed Over 'Callous' Line
by Julian Borger in Washington


Rupert Murdoch's Fox News channel was under fire yesterday for comments by some of its leading journalists in response to the London bombs.

Speaking about the reaction of the financial markets, Brit Hume, the channel's Washington managing editor, said: "Just on a personal basis ... I saw the futures this morning, which were really in the tank, I thought 'hmm, time to buy'."

The host of a Fox News program, Brian Kilmeade, said the attacks had the effect of putting terrorism back on the top of the G8's agenda, in place of global warming and African aid. "I think that works to our advantage, in the western world's advantage, for people to experience something like this together, just 500 miles from where the attacks have happened."

Another Fox News host, John Gibson, said before the blasts that the International Olympic Committee "missed a golden opportunity" by not awarding the 2012 games to France. "If they had picked France instead of London to hold the Olympics, it would have been the one time we could look forward to where we didn't worry about terrorism. They'd blow up Paris, and who cares?" He added: "This is why I thought the Brits should let the French have the Olympics - let somebody else be worried about guys with backpack bombs for a while."

Media Matters for America, a watchdog and frequent critic of Fox, criticized the comments on its website. "I think it's absolutely sickening three Fox anchors had such callous reactions to the bombings that took dozens of lives," said the Jamison Foser, of the group.

The Fox News media relations office had not responded by the time the Guardian went to press yesterday.

© Copyright Guardian Newspapers Limited 2005

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also on Alternet.org

After all, they're just being fair and balanced. They must feel terrorists and murderers don't have enough of a media voice in this world to share the terrorist opinion of the advantages of terrorist attacks.

Thankfully, Fox News is there, to help spread the message of terrorists and the advantage of terrorist attacks.

Bring Rove to Justice... But First, Bring Handcuffs to Rove

The conspiracy is heating up.

There are two traitors in the case of the undercover CIA agent's name being leaked to the public - the person who leaked the name, and the person who published the leak - both violations of federal law and compromises of national security.

Unfortuantely, the two people being jailed in the case, Cooper and Miller, are neither of those two people.

One of them is Robert Novak, and the other is potentially Karl Rove or whichever other "senior White House official" who fed Novak, Miller and Cooper the illegal information.

What is Fitzgerald doing? The case is not being handled responsibly, but when it comes to issues surrounding this white house, treason and the culture of unaccountability run amok. Disgusting.

Edit: Novak is not going to jail because he squealed that his source is Rove. Fitzgerald now needs to prove that Rove knew that Plame was undercover, but I don't understand why we can't just put her on the stand (or someone else) who can testify that yes she was working covertly. Rove has already confessed to having outed her, which is treason given the covert testimony.

Why Isn't Bob Novak Going to Jail?
Why Bush has to fire Rove

And finally, a rather interesting read:
Transcript of the press asking the white house about this conspiracy

Video of the Conference

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Iraq: The center of global terror

Iraq Emerges as a Terrorist Training Ground
by Warren P. Strobel

Iraq has replaced Afghanistan as the prime training ground for foreign terrorists who could travel elsewhere across the globe and wreak havoc, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials and classified studies by the CIA and the State Department.


Iraq Emerges as a Terrorist Training Ground (Common Dreams)

Mission Accomplished, Bush. Thankfully, major operations in the country ended May 1, 2003. Luckily, our troops are dealing with the potentially twelve-year last throes of the unheeded civil war and residential uprising.

Terror Attacks Near 3,200 in 2004 Count

By KATHERINE SHRADER
The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 5, 2005; 11:53 PM

WASHINGTON -- There were nearly 3,200 terrorist attacks worldwide last year, a federal counterterrorism center said Tuesday, using a broader definition that increased fivefold the number of attacks the agency had been counting.
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In 2004, the counterterrorism center says, there were 3,192 terror attacks worldwide with 28,433 people wounded, killed or kidnapped.


Terror Attacks Near 3,200 in 2004 Count (AP/WP)

Bush has succeeded in bringing terror to Iraq, which did not attack America or any other country on 9/11/01, and failing the war on terror by failure to capture Osama bin Laden and the other leaders of al-Qaeda while the number of terrorist attacks have increased fivefold in the past year. The attack and occupation of Iraq have depleted military resources and made America weaker and, as testified by our leading military generals, we are less capable to respond to other threats to America should they attack us.

Even more treason: Rove takes a leak

I revealed in yesterday's taping of the McLaughlin Group that Time magazine's emails will reveal that Karl Rove was Matt Cooper's source. I have known this for months but didn't want to say it at a time that would risk me getting dragged into the grand jury. McLaughlin is seen in some markets on Friday night, so some websites have picked it up, including Drudge, but I don't expect it to have much impact because McLaughlin is not considered a news show and it will be pre-empted in the big markets on Sunday because of tennis. Since I revealed the big scoop, I have had it reconfirmed by yet another highly authoritative source. Too many people know this. It should break wide open this week. I know Newsweek is working on an 'It's Rove!' story and will probably break it tomorrow.

Indeed, Newsweek has this at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8445696/site/newsweek/:

The e-mails surrendered by Time Inc., which are largely between [Time reporter] Cooper and his editors, show that one of Cooper's sources was White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, according to two lawyers who asked not to be identified because they are representing witnesses sympathetic to the White House


It seems that the president's chief of staff, Karl Rove, and potentially the rest of Bush's cabinet, conspired and contributed to treason through revealing a CIA operative's name to a journal and thus the public. The suggestion is that they used the newspaper and their confidential knowledge for political gain.

That certainly warrants some attention and investigation.

Karl Rove: More anti-American Than Osama bin Laden or, They Execute Traitors, Don't They? (Common Dreams)