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10 May 2004

"Why is this man in the White House?
The majority of Americans did not vote for him.
Why is he there? And I tell you this morning
that he's in the White House because God put him there
for a time such as this."


Lt Gen William Boykin,

speaking of G. W. Bush,
New York Times, 17 October 2003

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"God gave the savior to the German people.
We have faith, deep and unshakeable faith,
that he was sent to us by God to save Germany."


Hermann Goering,

speaking of Hitler


1) Chain of Command - Horrible Abuse
- - U.S. Knew of Rampant Abuse in Iraqi Prisons Months Ago
- - Chain of Command
- - An Illegal and Immoral War
- - Sen. Levin: Removing Rumsfeld not necessarily the answer
- - Chomsky Blasts Negroponte Appointment to Iraq Embassy
- - 'US soldiers abused young girl at Iraqi prison'
- - Photos show women, children raped in US prisons in Iraq
- - Stadium of Death
- - A Progressive Response to the Nader Campaign
- - Kucinich still running his campaign hard
- - Threat of 'Dirty Bomb' Growing, Officials Say
- - Mr. Bush and Chaos
2) 911 Stand Down Orders Destroyed
- - 9/11: Reported Bombs Both Within the Towers and on the Planes!
- - Lawyers Try to Gag FBI Worker over 9/11
- - We're all terrorists now
- - Heat on Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" Rising
3) Woody Case Hearing Report
4) The Near-Death Experience of Mellen-Thomas Benedict



"The price of greatness is responsibility."
Sir Winston Churchill


Editor's Notes:

The horrid images of "systematic" abuse to Iraqi prisoners by US/UK-occupiers is more than unbelievable; it is degrading and terror-producing. As Rumsfeld said, hearing about abuse is one thing, seeing it is another. Yet Rumsfeld and the Bush administration that killed thousands of innocent people under false premises for going to war, with the consent of Congress, is still seeking to distort truth for economic and military self-interest, and they have caused an ungodly terror beyond most could even imagine. When will it end?

With all the craziness going on in Iraq, probably many have missed the recent critical report on 9/11 investigations. "Six air traffic controllers provided accounts of their communications with hijacked planes on Sept. 11, 2001, on a tape recording that was later destroyed by Federal Aviation Administration managers," according to a government investigative report issued May 6, 2004. Can distortions to truth, cover-up, and criminal behavior be any more obvious?

Item 3 is an update on the Hearing I attended in Brattleboro, VT last Thursday about a motion to dismiss the civil case for justice for Robert (Woody) Woodward. Item 4 is a stretch for many to believe, but the depth of esoteric philosophy or spirituality revealed in this linked article is worth reading, and considering, on the near-death experience of Mellen-Thomas Benedict.

For those visiting FlybyNews.com over the weekend, you may have noticed the revised and updated page on Bart Jordan and evidence of technologically advanced ancient civilizations. In 2005 Bart Jordan not only plans to publish an article showing how he derived measurements from ancient alphabets, and the sound frequencies they produce, but he also plans to post via Flyby News information showing that the 1976-NASA photos of the Cydonia Region and "Face On Mars" was no fluke. I encourage you to research the information from Bart Jordan, and to keep an open mind.

This Wednesday, May 12th, at 7:00 p.m. the Citizens Awareness Network will be showing of the film, "The Reach of Chernobyl" at the Media Education Center (60 Masonic Street) in Northampton, MA. This precedes a demonstration on May 15 to shut down the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Greenfield MA at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenfield Common. For more information, call 413-339-5781 or 802-387-4050.

"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier -
just so long as I'm the dictator."


George W. Bush,

18 December 2000



1) Chain of Command - Horrible Abuse

- - U.S. Knew of Rampant Abuse in Iraqi Prisons Months Ago
- - Chain of Command
- - An Illegal and Immoral War
- - Sen. Levin: Removing Rumsfeld not necessarily the answer
- - Chomsky Blasts Negroponte Appointment to Iraq Embassy
- - 'US soldiers abused young girl at Iraqi prison'
- - Photos show women, children raped in US prisons in Iraq
- - Stadium of Death
- - A Progressive Response to the Nader Campaign
- - Kucinich still running his campaign hard
- - Threat of 'Dirty Bomb' Growing, Officials Say
- - Mr. Bush and Chaos


- - U.S. Knew of Rampant Abuse in Iraqi Prisons Months Ago

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviews Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Seymour Hersh about a classified internal U.S. army report he obtained that reveals systematic torture of at least 20 Iraqi prisoners who were subjected to "sadistic, blatant, and wanton criminal abuses" by their U.S. jailers at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison.
Listen/Watch/Read
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/05/03/1411207

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- - Chain of Command
By Seymour M. Hersh
Published in The New Yorker
Sunday 09 May 2004

How the Department of Defense mishandled the disaster at Abu Ghraib.
http://truthout.org/docs_04/051004B.shtml

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- - An Illegal and Immoral War
Betrayed by Images of Our Own Racism
By ROBERT FISK
May 7, 2004
http://www.counterpunch.org/fisk05072004.html

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- - Sen. Levin: Removing Rumsfeld not necessarily the answer

The following is from "Meet the Press" NBC TV, May 9, 2004
with moderator - Mr. Tim Russert and Senator Carl Levin, (D-Mich.),
Ranking Member, Armed Services Committee

MR. RUSSERT: Senator Levin, The Washington Post yesterday said, "We believe that Mr. Rumsfeld bears much of the responsibility for creating the legal and political climate in which the prison abuses occurred and that his failure to respond to previous reports of abuses or appeals for reforms made possible the catastrophe of Abu Ghraib."

What's your reaction to that?

SEN. CARL LEVIN, (D-MI): I think that's true. I think responsibility lies partly on his doorstep but partly on the doorstep of a lot of other people and I think the role of the military intelligence here is really critical. They were in charge of the interrogation. This is much more systemic than just a few guards abusing prisoners. This was part of an effort--a systemic effort, according to General Taguba, to extract information from these prisoners. And this was part of a new intelligence policy which goes right on up to the Pentagon and perhaps even beyond. I think some of the environment here was actually set at the White House when they said it was a bunch of legalisms to discuss whether or not the Geneva Conventions would apply to prisoners directly or whether they would be treated consistent with the Geneva Conventions or in the same way but not precisely according--they were splitting legal hairs about the application of Geneva Conventions and it seems to me that sent exactly the wrong message to the intelligence people and to the guards themselves.

MR. RUSSERT: You believe the president then is ultimately responsible?

SEN. LEVIN: I think he helped to create the atmosphere by the way in which he called the Geneva Convention discussion relative to Afghanistan a matter of legalism. It's not legalism. It goes right to the heart of this matter.


MR. RUSSERT: Senator Levin, what's your sense of Secretary Rumsfeld? Can he continue to be effective as secretary of defense or should he step down?

SEN. LEVIN: If I thought there'd be a policy change as a result of his stepping down, I'd call for it. But that to me is the underlying issue, as to whether or not we can change course here. The president has laid out two stark alternatives: either staying the course or cutting and run. And there's a third alternative which is to correct our course. And if I thought that Secretary Rumsfeld's departure would correct our course and make this less of a unilateral, American effort, if there were a much greater effort to internationalize this, to truly reach out to other countries to help us give advice to a new government, not just to be the sole adviser after June 30 to that new government, I would be in favor of that resignation. But I don't see that that is what would happen. Instead, we have found a course which, it seems to me, is full of errors, full of mismanagement right from the beginning of this war. So I'm not calling for Rumsfeld's removal because I think that would not represent a change in the direction in reaching out to other countries and a correction of the many errors of mismanagement that have taken place during this war.

MR. RUSSERT: Senator Levin, when you hear "win in Iraq," what does that mean to you?

SEN. LEVIN: It means that trying to help the Iraqi people achieve some kind of a stable and democratic country, but what it means is changing course. We've got to now proceed with the June 30 assumption of sovereignty by some kind of an entity that the U.N. will help to create hopefully. But General Clark is absolutely right; in proceeding to that date, which we are, in order to make it work, you've got to have some kind of a broader international entity to support that transfer and that new grouping there. It cannot just be an American ambassador running that place with just the appearance of an Iraqi sovereign government. There's got to be some reality to that government, and that means an international grouping of nations supporting it, not just the United States running the show there.

And we've failed so far to rally the international community. It was one of the grave errors that was made right at the beginning. There's been a series of errors ever since, but if there's any chance of this working, it seems to me it's to now attempt to rally the international community, not just in helping to identify an entity to assume sovereignty, but in then after June 30, helping to advise that entity to help it succeed. It's going to take more than an American ambassador dominating that country.

For the complete transcript, see:
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4938258/

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- - Chomsky Blasts Negroponte Appointment to Iraq Embassy

The Senate voted 95 to 3 Thursday to approve UN ambassador John Negroponte as the head of the new US embassy in Iraq. Democracy Now! interviewed MIT professor Noam Chomsky discussing Negroponte's role in supporting widespread campaigns of terror and human rights abuses as ambassador to Honduras.
Listen/Watch/Read
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/05/07/1450219

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- - 'US soldiers abused young girl at Iraqi prison'

The US military has said it will investigate claims by a former inmate of Abu Ghraib prison that a girl as young as 12 was stripped and beaten by military personnel.
www.itv.com/news/623337.html

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- - Photos show women, children raped in US prisons in Iraq

The Bush administration is bracing itself for the release of new pictures and video footage from Abu Ghraib, which show US soldiers having sex with an Iraqi woman prisoner, troops almost beating a prisoner to death, and the rape of young boys by Iraqi guards at the jail. NBC News has quoted military officials as saying that the new photographs also show US soldiers "acting inappropriately with a dead body". There are even suggestions that the murder of a prisoner has been recorded.

For the article published in The Independent [UK], 9 May 2004, see:
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=519448

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- - Stadium of Death
Fallujah Residents Bury Their Dead In Aftermath of Bloody U.S. Siege

U.S. forces pull out of Fallujah following a brutal U.S. siege which killed some 600 Iraqis, wounded 1,000 and left some 60,000 people displaced. We go to Fallujah to get a report from Free Speech Radio News' Aaron Glantz who describes dozens of bodies buried in the city's soccer stadium after US forces blocked roads heading toward the cemetery.
Listen/Watch/Read
democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/05/03/1411212

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- - Mr. Bush and Chaos
Le Monde Editorial
Thursday 06 May 2004
truthout.org/docs_04/050704H.shtml

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- - Threat of 'Dirty Bomb' Growing, Officials Say

Radioactive material is common and often not secured.
Al Qaeda is said to be planning an attack.
By Douglas Frantz
Times Staff Writer

May 9, 2004

VIENNA Concerns are growing that Al Qaeda or a related group could detonate a "dirty bomb" that would spew radioactive fallout across an American or European city, according to intelligence analysts, diplomats and independent nuclear experts.

The complete article was posted at the following URL:
latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-dirtybomb9may09,1,3417461.story?coll=la-home-headlines

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- - Kucinich still running his campaign hard

Published in the Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA
News and information for Saturday, May 08, 2004

U.S. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, has not abandoned his presidential campaign. He's picked up 38 delegates in primary races, so far, and on Monday he is opening a Democratic National Convention headquarters near the Boston Common from which he'll launch an ambitious series of events.

Tim Carpenter, of Northampton, who will head Kucinich's convention team, said supporters will demonstrate in several different locations in Boston during the Convention on themes including the Patriot Act, biotechnology laws and a single payer health system. On the last night of the Convention, they plan to hold a candlelight vigil on the Convention floor to prompt Kerry to take a stronger stance on withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq.

Carpenter said he met with Jesse Jackson and other Democratic leaders in Washington D.C. last week on the subject of what progressives can do to influence the party's platform at the Convention and in the months leading up to the presidential election.

''We've got agreement on a nominee right now. But we don't have agreement on a platform,'' Carpenter said. Kerry does not need the progressive wing of the party to win the Democratic nomination. But to win the election in November, he needs our support, and he has got to do better on the war issue.''

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For the Kucinich-Peace campaign web site, see:
kucinich.us
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- - A Progressive Response to the Nader Campaign
by Jeff Cohen
Published May 7, 2004 by CommonDreams.org
commondreams.org/views04/0507-15.htm

"..This election is not about Kerry. Nor Nader. It's about putting Bush out to pasture before he does any more damage."



2) 911 Stand Down Orders Destroyed

- - 9/11: Reported Bombs Both Within the Towers and on the Planes!
- - Lawyers Try to Gag FBI Worker over 9/11
- - We're all terrorists now
- - Heat on Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" Rising

911 Stand Down Orders Destroyed
FAA Managers Destroyed 9/11 Tapes
Recordings Contained Accounts Of Communications With Hijacked Planes
by Sara Kehaulani Goo
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, May 6, 2004; 6:16 PM

Six air traffic controllers provided accounts of their communications with hijacked planes on Sept. 11, 2001, on a tape recording that was later destroyed by Federal Aviation Administration managers, according to a government investigative report issued today.

It is unclear what information was on the tape because no one ever listened to, transcribed or duplicated it, the report by the Department of Transportation inspector general said.

.."The destruction of evidence in the Government's possession, in this case an audiotape -- particularly during times of national crisis -- has the effect of fostering an appearance that information is being withheld from the public."

For the complete article, see:
washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6632-2004May6.html

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- - 9/11: Reported Bombs Both Within the Towers and on the Planes!

NBC "TODAY" SHOW ON 9-11:
Fire Dept New York Chief of Safety Reported Bombs
Both Within the Towers and on the Planes!

FDNY Chief of Safety Reported Bombs Both Within the Towers and on the Planes on 9/11!
prisonplanet.tv/articles/may2004/050504bombsinwtc.htm

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- - Lawyers Try to Gag FBI Worker over 9/11
By Andrew Buncombe
Independent UK.
truthout.org/docs_04/042704A.shtml

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- - We're all terrorists now
From: "Editor 911review.org" < editor@911review.org >
Date: 09 May 2004

In the name of the fake War on Terror, Canada, the US and the EU are building huge Big Brother databases on all people who travel: see new page:

www.911review.org/Wiki/CappsII.shtml
and
www.911review.org/Wiki/CappsForCanadians.shtml

But even according to the American Justice Department's version of events, all of the "hijackers" who were alleged to have been responsible for 9/11 had been previously granted visas by US Immigration (including the 7 of them that have since been found to have not even been in the US at the time). So it is clear that nothing in these police state measures enhance anyone's security against the kinds of attacks that were perpetrated on September 11.

It is now clear that the Hijackers/Patsies entered the US under a rather special visa programme; we have been provided copies of official complaints filed prior to 9/11 by the former head of the Consular Section, US Embassy, Jeddah, that document how the visa programme at that embassy, where 15 of the 19 supposed "hijackers" are reported to have obtained their visas, was being run by the CIA.

www.911review.org/Wiki/SpringmanInterview.shtml

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- - Heat on Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" Rising

For links to following articles and latest news, see:
michaelmoore.com

Thursday, May 6th, 2004
Today's NY Times Editorial: "Disney's Craven Behavior"

Wednesday, May 5th, 2004
Disney Forbidding Distribution of Film That Criticizes Bush

Wednesday, May 5th, 2004
Disney Has Blocked the Distribution of My New Film... by Michael Moore

April 21, 2004
Cannes Picks Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11"

MichaelMoore.com



3) Woody Case Hearing Report
by Keith Carlson

Here is a brief synopsis of how things transpired today: Present at the hearing were the Woodward's two lawyers, the two lawyers for the town of Brattleboro, Paul and Joanne Woodward, Jill Woodward, approximately twenty supporters of the Woodwards, various members of the media, and sundry court personnel. Each side was given time to present their case. The defense (Town of Brattleboro) made a presentation obviously riddled with holes, detailing the reasons why the case should be summarily thrown out and discarded in the judicial dust-bin. As I understand it, the case now enters around two issues: whether Woody's Constitutional rights were violated by the use of excessive force, and also whether inadequate training on the part of the Brattleboro Police Department contributed to the situation and its outcome. (Sort of a narrow focus in my view, but I'm not a lawyer.)

It was painful to listen to the blatant lies and distortions put forth during the defense's diatribe, but we then had the satisfaction of listening to Joel Faxon, Esq., present the Woodward's case in a succinct, concise, and very compelling manner. The judge questioned both sides at various times, and each side then had time for a brief rebuttal. After approximately two hours, the court was adjourned, and we were informed that Judge Murtha will issue his decision in writing within 90 days, but most likely much sooner.

There are several ways that this can go:

1) The judge rules in favor of the Woodwards and we can proceed to trial by jury, however......

a) This decision can be appealed by the defendants to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City, wherein they would ask the Appellate Court to overrule Judge Murtha's decision. The Woodwards' lawyers can then actually try to appeal this appeal and have the appeal itself thrown out.

2) The judge rules in favor of the Town of Brattleboro, throwing the case out of court. The Woodwards' lawyers then have the option to appeal to the 2nd Circuit...you get the picture.

If it is finally decided that we can proceed to trial, there will probably be attempts by the town to settle out of court. It will be the prerogative of the Woodwards and their lawyers to accept or reject these offers. We assume they will reject any attempt to settle out of court in favor of actually seeing justice as well as change within the Brattleboro Police Department.

For more information on this case and how you can help, visit: justiceforwoody.net



4) The Near-Death Experience of Mellen-Thomas Benedict
by Dr. P. M. H. Atwater

[Excerpt]

Mellen-Thomas Benedict's case is part of my original near-death research; a brief version of it appears in my book, BEYOND THE LIGHT. I can attest that his case is genuine and his claims about the brain tumor and the conditions of his death are true. I have met his mother and step-father, been in his and their homes, and have followed his life since - his struggles and his accomplishments - as he sought to find a way to integrate his experience into his daily life while still honoring the mission he felt guided to fulfill. What you are about to read has a hint of mystery to it, and this is the mystery: this version of his story (which reads like an article) is actually a transcription of a tape made of a talk he gave about a decade ago.

Mellen-Thomas Benedict is an artist who survived a near-death experience in 1982. He died extremely discouraged about the nuclear and ecology crisis on our planet. He was dead for over an hour and a half and during that time, he rose up out of his body and went into the Light. Curious about the universe, he was taken far into the remote depths of existence, and even beyond, into the energetic Void of Nothingness behind the Big Bang. During his experience, he was able to learn a great deal of information concerning reincarnation. Because of his near-death experience, he was able to bring back scientific discoveries. Mellen has been closely involved in the mechanics of cellular communication and research dealing with the relationship of light to life called Quantum Biology. This research is providing dramatic new perspectives on how biological systems work. Mellen has found that living cells can respond very quickly to light stimulation resulting in, among other things, high speed healing. He is a researcher, inventor and lecturer who holds six U.S. patents.

He brought back deep and fascinating insights into scientific and spiritual questions. Now full of faith and healed of his illness, he lives in California, helping heal others and working with university scientists to explore theoretical frontiers..

For the complete "Through the Light" article, see:
www.subtleenergies.com/ormus/tw/mtb-nde.htm



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