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Vincent Bugliosi on the Alex Jones Show

Vincent Bugliosi on the Alex Jones Show

Prison Planet
August 3, 2008

On today’s show, Alex talks with former LA County district attorney and author Vincent Bugliosi, who recently appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on the impeachment of Bush.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8bP_nqn_WM

Listen To Full Interview

 

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BREAKING: New Gulf Of Tonkin Situation

“Hostile” Iranian Ships Hyped By War-Hungry Neo-Cons On Eve Of Bush Trip

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
January 7, 2008

http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=K2IrelAO52M

Desperate for a Gulf of Tonkin style incident to reinvigorate momentum for an attack on Iran after the National Intelligence Estimate derailed the push for war, the Pentagon is crying foul over the alleged hostile intent of Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats after an incident in the Strait of Hormuz this weekend.

In what U.S. officials called a serious provocation, Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats harassed and provoked three U.S. Navy ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, threatening to explode the American vessels, reports the Associated Press.U.S. forces were on the verge of firing on the Iranian boats in the early Sunday incident, when the boats turned and moved away, a Pentagon official said. “It is the most serious provocation of this sort that we’ve seen yet,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.

Of course, the hyping of such an incident is directly timed to correlate with Bush’s visit to the middle east this week in which he will make a desperate attempt to resurrect the boogeyman of Iran’s non-existent nuclear weapons program.

He will also be briefed by Israeli security officials about “Iran’s nuclear programme – and how it could be destroyed,” reports the London Times.

The Times seems to conveniently leave out the fact that the CIA’s most recent National Intelligence Estimate emphatically concluded that Iran ceased its pursuit of a nuclear weapon in 2003.

But that matters not to war junkie Neo-Cons who will use any pretext to send more American boys and girls into the imperial meat-grinder in the interests of middle eastern hegemony and corporate blood money.

Numerous respected public figures, from Ron Paul to Zbigniew Brzezinski have warned that a Gulf of Tonkin style stunt could be pulled as a pretext for air strikes on Iran.

It certainly wouldn’t be the first time the Bush administration has considered staging incidents as a justification for war. During Bush’s January 31 2003 meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, a scenario whereby Saddam Hussein would be goaded into shooting down a U2 spy plane painted in UN colors was discussed.

 

IRGC: Iran did not harass US warships

Press TV
January 7, 2008

An Iranian official has dismissed Washington’s claims that IRGC speedboats harassed three US navy warships in the Strait of Hormuz.

The US vessels approached the Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf on Sunday, warning they were in the red zone, the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Press TV on Monday.

He added that the Iranians had asked the warships to identify themselves, as such radio communications are usual between vessels in the Persian Gulf.

Although the Pentagon claimed that US sailors were given orders to open fire on the Iranian boats, the official confirmed no hostile encounter took place.

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U.S. Turns U2 Spy Planes on America

U.S. Turns U2 Spy Planes on America

John Byrne
Raw Story
August 9, 2007

In an article Thursday, Salon‘s Tim Shorrock explores the emergence of the NGA, born in 1996 from a partnership between the CIA, the Pentagon and the agency that maintains America’s spy satellites.

The single-seat high-altitude plane, originally designed for CIA spy missions — remembered perhaps for a 1960 mission where a plane was shot down over the Soveit Union — is a key element of the US arsenal in collecting intelligence overseas. Its high-resolution imagery is critical for examining nuclear and other weapons sites.

In a way, Shorrock suggests the visible mission of the U-2 over New Orleans is akin to the visible mission of the U-2 over the Soviet Union — a tip of the iceberg in a much larger program that most of America knows nothing about.

He notes that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ recent testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first time confirmed the existence of various other domestic surveillance programs beyond those first disclosed by the New York Times, similarly intimating the domestic flyovers are more subversive than simply being used for weather catastrophes.

“In 2003, the NGA was formally inaugurated as a combat support agency of the Pentagon,” he reveals. “It is responsible for supplying overhead imagery and mapping tools to the military, the CIA and other intelligence agencies — including the National Security Agency, whose wide-reaching, extrajudicial spying inside the United States under the Bush administration has been a heated political issue since first coming to light in the media nearly two years ago.”

“The NGA’s role in Hurricane Katrina has received little attention outside of a few military and space industry publications,” he adds. “But the agency’s close working relationship with the NSA — whose powers to spy domestically were just expanded with new legislation from Congress — raises the distinct possibility that the U.S. government could be doing far more than secretly listening in on phone calls as it targets and tracks individuals inside the United States. With the additional capabilities of the NGA and the use of other cutting-edge technologies, the government could also conceivably be following the movements of those individuals minute by minute, watching a person depart from a mosque in, say, Lodi, Calif., or drive a car from Chicago to Detroit.”

In 2004, the National Security Agency (which has overseen Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program) announced they’d signed an agreement with the NGA to share resources and staff, including their sources, information infrastructure and “exploitation techniques.” The document itself is classified, though according to Salon an NGA press release explained “the pact allows ‘horizontal integration’ between the two agencies, defined as “working together from start to finish, using NGA’s ‘eyes’ and NSA ‘ears.'”

This collaboration was perhaps most visible when the US bombed a safe house of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq.

“Eventually, it all comes down to physical location,” NGA director Robert Murrett told reporters at the time. When the NSA and NGA pooled resources, he added, “the multiplier effect is dramatic.”

Still, the U-2 isn’t designed for tracking individuals, even if the Bush Administration wanted to.

Director of GlobalSecurity.org John Pike told Salon, “NGA imagery is not what you would use to track people.”

But NGA imagery could be combined with that of other surveillance networks. London, for instance, has installed a fleet of spy cameras on city streets, and similar cameras have been deployed in Washington, D.C. and New York, though DC police say they haven’t helped fight crime.

“U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies now have at their disposal facial recognition software that can identify one person among thousands in a large crowd,” Shorrock notes. “Combine that with the awesome eavesdropping power of the NSA and the ability of the NGA to capture live imagery from satellites and UAVs, and the result could be an ability to track any individual, in real time, as he or she moves around.”

Read Salon’s full article here.

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