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04 December 2004

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of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the Military Industrial Complex.
The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination
endanger our liberties or democratic processes."

-- Dwight Eisenhower

1) Why We Must Not "Get Over It"
- - NY Daily News ~ "Ohio tally fit for Ukraine"
- - Kerry files support brief in Ohio
- - Something's Fishy in Ohio by Jesse Jackson
- - Did Bush Get Lucky? Or Were the Odds Stacked in His Favor?
2) More on the buying of electoral fraud by the Bush campaign
3) Whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds needs your support!
4) Scalia To Synagogue - Jews Are Safer With Christians In Charge
5) More Lies - U.S. Generals in Iraq Were Told of Abuse Early

- - Human rights group sues Rumsfeld for war crimes

Editor's Notes:

In "The Optimism of Uncertainty," Howard Zinn states that: "We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world." We can celebrate this optimism with a democratic ruling for a re-vote in the Ukraine, where it looks like the majority, not the minority, will choose their Country's leadership. In the first item you will read "Why We Must Not ‘Get Over It.'" And there is good reason to believe Kerry will honestly fight for an honest vote, especially in dedication for those fighting for democracy and misled by an illegitimate war and President.

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then they fight you, then you win."

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1) Why We Must Not "Get Over It"

- - NY Daily News ~ "Ohio tally fit for Ukraine"
- - Kerry files support brief in Ohio
- - Something's Fishy in Ohio by Jesse Jackson
- - Did Bush Get Lucky? Or Were the Odds Stacked in His Favor?

- - Why We Must Not "Get Over It"
By Ernest Partridge, The Crisis Papers

December 2, 2004

Hand over the tin foil hat: I'm a believer!

I strongly suspect that if everyone who went to the polls on November 2 voted, and if all the votes were tallied as the voters intended, then John Kerry would now be the President-Elect - by a landslide. Even if we disregard the intended votes of the discouraged voters who were unwilling or unable to remain in line at the polls or whose registration was "lost," Kerry still would have won.

Notice that I said "suspect." I am less than fully convinced.

New evidence of electoral fraud is coming in each day, so I will not attempt to cover even the most prominent new indicators that there has been a horrendous crime against our republic and its citizens. Instead, I would like to offer a fresh perspective on some of the evidence at hand.

Serious consideration of the possibility that George Bush may, for the second time, have acquired his office through fraud and manipulation, has been effectively banished from the mainstream media. The issue has been kept alive by the progressive internet and, occasionally, the foreign press. When, in rare instances, the charge of election fraud is mentioned by the media, it is routinely dismissed with contempt and ridicule.

The rebuttal argument? "Shut up!" "Get over it!" "Conspiracy nuts." "Not worthy of serious consideration." "Move along folks, nothing to see here." This dismissive headline from the New York Times is typical: "Vote Fraud Theories, Spread by Blogs, are Quickly Buried." (See also the Washington Post and the Boston Globe). In fact, prominent among the debunkers are such liberal supporters of John Kerry as Al Franken, Arianna Huffington, and Farad Manjoo (

To be sure, there are reputable scholarly studies that defend the legitimacy of the 2004 Presidential election. Prominent among these are the analyses of the Florida election by Jasjeet Sekhon and Walter Mebane, and by the CalTech-MIT Voting Technology Project (This study is criticized by Peter Caithamer of the University of Indiana).

Soon to follow, however, were disturbing statistical analyses by Steven Freeman of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California-Berkeley's Quantitative Research Team.

Freeman examined the discrepancies between the exit polls and the final tallies in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. He concluded that "The odds against all three occurring together are 662,000-to-one. As much as we can say in social science that something is impossible, it is impossible that the discrepancies between predicted and actual vote counts in the three critical battleground states of the 2004 election could have been due to chance or random error."

The UC-Berkeley team concluded that "irregularities associated with electronic voting machines may have awarded 130,000-260,000 or more excess votes to President George W. Bush in Florida in the 2004 presidential election."

Critics of the UC-Berkeley study have pointed out that even if the study were correct, these "excesses" were not sufficient to alter the outcome of the Florida election. However, these were not the only anomalies in Florida. In view of additional irregularities such as "lost" absentee and provisional ballots, an "honest" Florida election might well have gone to John Kerry, and with it the Presidency. As in 2000, the Florida exit polls indicated a victory for the Democrat.


- The following essential facts about direct-recording electronic (DRE) "touch-screen" voting machines are acknowledged by both sides of the dispute:

- The machines produce no paper or other independently auditable record of the votes.

- The software that records the votes is "proprietary" - i.e., secret.

- It follows that there are no direct and independent means for a citizen or a government agency to verify that a vote has been correctly counted and recorded. As the UC-Berkeley group pointed out, statistical analysis is "the sole method available to monitor the accuracy of e- voting." Accordingly, the only possible answer that a company official can give to a demand for
verification is "trust us."

- DRE machines can be easily "hacked" - vote totals changed, leaving no evidence of the tampering. This is not speculative. Several demonstration "hackings" have been performed.

- The owners and senior officers of the three major companies that manufacture and program the machines are supporters of and contributors to the Republican Party and the Bush Campaign.

Observers abroad are astonished at the willingness of the American people to tolerate the privatization of their elections, and the use of non-auditable polling machines. They should be astonished. American elections are absurdly insecure, as they offer an open invitation for political allies of the DRE manufacturers (i.e., Republicans) to steal elections with little fear of

In the 2004 presidential election, about thirty percent of the votes were cast with "paperless" touch-screen voting machines, manufactured by Diebold, ES&S and Sequoia. (Diebold, the largest of these, also manufactures ATM machines and checkout scanners which, of course, print out paper receipts of all transactions).

Diebold and ES&S, both founded by Republican Bob Urosevich, are responsible for the central tallying of about 80% of all votes cast in the United States. (C. D. Sludge and Bob Fitrakis) Recall that Diebold CEO Wally O'Dell announced that he was committed "to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the President."


In view of all this, why has there not been a public outcry and a demand for electoral reform?

Because the corporate media have succeeded in "Warrenizing" those who insist that this election may have been stolen by Bush and the Republicans. The critics have been as effectively marginalized as were those who would not accept the "official version" Warren Report on the Kennedy assassination. To this date, critics of the "official version" of the election have had little impact upon the general public, not because their arguments are weak or the rebuttals conclusive, but, far worse for their case, because they are regarded as "unfashionable," and "out of the mainstream."

This is not the place to revive the Warren Report controversy, except to say that even believers, if they are honest and informed, must concede that the skeptics have a plausible case, even if the believers are unconvinced by the skeptics' arguments. To this day, polls show that a majority of the public doubts the Warren Report, nor have most of the public believed it since its publication in September, 1964. Still, it is the "official version" and those who publicly express skepticism are promptly dismissed by the mainstream media.

This might be the fate in store for those who insist that the presidential election of 2004 was stolen by the Bush campaign. Not that they don't have a compelling case, but rather that their accusations are "unfashionable," "out of the mainstream," "grassy knoll conspiracy bunk."

Nonetheless, however much the skeptics are dismissed by the media as "conspiracy nuts," the evidence is what it is. Fashion and the mainstream have nothing to do with it.


The crime of stealing a presidential election is so portentous - in effect, it is nothing less than treason - that the public appears unable to seriously consider the thought that Bush and his associates could contemplate, much less accomplish, such an offense against the body politic. "They wouldn't dare!" we are told.

Oh, wouldn't they?

Reflect for a moment: who would have imagined, four years ago, that the Bush administration would dare to implement the following:

- For the first time in our history, an American president launched an aggressive war against a sovereign nation that posed no threat to the United States. Moreover, the justifications for this war have all proven to be without foundation. The war is illegal according to international law.

- In retaliation for the Joseph Wilson's offense of truth-telling, Wilson's wife, CIA operative Valerie Plame, was "outed" by a still-unidentified and unindicted official in Bush Administration. Plame was coordinating counter-terrorist activities.

- American citizens Yassir Hamdi and Jose Padilla were incarcerated indefinitely, without charge, without access to legal counsel, without trial, all this in violation of four articles of the Bill of Rights.

- Torture of prisoners took place at Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo in violation of the Geneva Conventions, which have the force of United States law. Attorney-General designate Alberto Gonzales drew up a memo sanctioning torture, and describing the Geneva Conventions against torture as "quaint."

- "Tax reforms" benefited the wealthiest two percent of the population at the expense of the middle class and the poor, while support of public institutions such as research, education, infrastructure and health care was severely curtailed. The federal deficit has put severe financial burdens upon future generations.

There is much more, of course, but this much makes the point: George Bush and his associates have perpetrated offenses against the American people, the Constitution, and the world community that were scarcely imaginable when they took office four years ago.

In addition, the public has learned of numerous instances of GOP ballot manipulation and voter suppression, including "lost" absentee and provisional ballots, purge lists that disenfranchised tens of thousands of qualified voters (Florida 2000), the closing and unannounced relocation of polling precincts, insufficient numbers of voting machines in heavily Democratic districts
(Ohio, 2004). Why then is it such a "stretch" to suspect that, given the opportunity and little chance of discovery, the same political operatives might not engage in direct alteration of voting totals via software in the voting machines and the vote compiling centers?

Not only might the GOP "fix" an election with paperless e-voting machines, there is compelling statistical evidence that e-voting manipulation and fraud were at work in the 2002 mid-term elections..

..There is not, and cannot be, independent confirmation that they did not fix the election. Such a degree of trust in individuals in high public office should be totally unacceptable to a free people. In fact, the founders of our republic did not believe that morality, goodwill, and a sense of responsibility sufficed to constrain the ambition, greed and power lust of those in public
office. And so, in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the founders instituted the separation of powers, the rule of law and the guarantee of fundamental human rights - safeguards which have been profoundly eroded by the Bush Administration.


"Wait 'till next time!," say the leaders of the Democratic Party. "We'll try a different approach, we will sharpen and focus our message." "The 2004 election is over, we lost, now let's move on!" To skeptics such as myself, such talk is profoundly disheartening. For missing from all this is serious consideration that the problem was not the message or the candidate's poor performance - that in fact, the intended votes in this election were sufficient to put John Kerry in the Oval Office, and perhaps even to allow the Democrats to regain control of the Senate.

The Democrats too readily forget that 2004 was "next time." Why believe that 2006 and 2008 will be different? If in fact GOP control of the mechanisms of the election allowed them to steal this election, they will do so next time, and the time after that. Issues, messages, tactics, attractive candidates will all be unavailing. Republican control of all branches of the government
and of the media will be permanent, and independent of the consent of the governed.

Perhaps this election was scrupulously honest. Perhaps George Bush in fact received 59 million authentic votes, and 51% of the popular vote. But dare we accept this on faith, without reflection, without careful examination of the abundant evidence to the contrary? If the election was fair, then no harm will result from a scrupulous assessment of the contrary evidence. The facts will compel that the assessment will come up short. But can we afford the luxury of blind acceptance of the "official" tally? Must we ignore the accumulating evidence of foul play? I submit that we must not. The fate of our democracy is at stake.

Make no mistake: The task ahead will be arduous and for some even dangerous. Some of us will suffer for it. But if we truly love our country, and the principles of morality and justice that ennobled its founding, then we have no honorable choice but to take on this burden.

If the task ahead appears daunting, remember this: in November, 1972, Richard Nixon was re-elected in an unprecedented electoral vote landslide, carrying forty-nine states and gathering 60% of the popular vote. Less than two years later, on August 9, 1974, Nixon resigned in disgrace from the presidency.

As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "The arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice."

Dr. Ernest Partridge is a consultant, writer and lecturer in the fields of Environmental Ethics and Moral philosophy. He publishes the website, The Online Gadfly and co-edits the progressive website The Crisis Papers.

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- - NY Daily News ~ "Ohio tally fit for Ukraine"

Voter fraud in the Ukraine? Give me a break.

It has been a month now and we still don't have a clear count of the votes for our own presidential race from the state of Ohio.

For those who may have forgotten, Ohio supposedly assured George W. Bush a second term in the White House - only the most important job on the planet.

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- - Kerry files support brief in Ohio

The Kerry/Edwards campaign has now filed a brief in Delaware County Ohio in support of the Cobb/Badnarik demand for a recount. Delaware county had issued a restraining order seeking to stop the recount in that county.

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- - Something's Fishy in Ohio by Jesse Jackson
The Chicago Sun-Times
Tuesday 30 November 2004

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- - Did Bush Get Lucky? Or Were the Odds Stacked in His Favor?

2) More on the buying of electoral fraud by the Bush campaign

More on the buying of electoral fraud by the Bush campaign
By Wayne Madsen
Online Journal Contributing Writer

November 26, 2004—Additional information on the buying of vote riggers with Saudi and former Enron funds has been obtained. The epicenter for the vote rigging operation is Dallas, Texas, and the operation may involve retired FBI agents who used a well-established "good ole boy" network to arrange for access to polling precincts by electronic voting machine technicians who took advantage of various November 2 security "lockdowns" to illegally alter the tabulation of votes in favor of Bush. Some of the retired agents may have used courtesy credentials issued upon retirement to fool unsuspecting polling place workers.

The cost of the operation was estimated at $29 million with the money sent via a circuitous network of offshore trust companies and shell activities. This reporter has obtained a copy of a bank check for $29,600,000 that was allegedly sent to cover the cost of the Texas-based vote rigging operation. The check is dated October 22, 2004, and was made payable to "Five Star Investment Ltd.," a trust said to have long connections to Saudi-funded operations in Texas and around the world. The payer is identified as "Equity Financial Trust," a Houston-based "brass plate" and post office box entity tied to offshore Cook Islands "folding tent" accounts used to hide away profits amassed by the former Enron as well as Saudi financiers.

On October 6, 2004, some two weeks before Equity Financial Trust transferred the money to Five Star Investment Ltd., the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions for Canada listed Equity Financial Trust, along with Bankers Financial and Security Trust, Falcon Financial and Trust, and Unity Virtual Trust Group as "unauthorized financial institutions." In fact, the check for $29.6 million, which is marked "Not to exceed fifty million dollars," is drawn on the Laurentian Bank of Canada's Toronto branch. Its serial number is 317675450 3 and the bank number is 23-97/1020. The bank instrument is issued by Integrated Payment Systems, Inc. of Englewood, Colorado, and Bank One, NA, Denver, Colorado.

It is noteworthy that a number of companies operated by past Bush campaign contributor Pierre Falcone, under criminal investigation in France for weapons smuggling in Angola, are called "Falcon." Several non-governmental organizations, including Global Witness, have tied Falcone to questionable Halliburton activities when Vice President Dick Cheney headed the firm.

Some of the vote riggers who were guaranteed a minimum payment for their services have started talking about the operation because they did not receive the money they were promised.

This is a follow-up to Saudis, Enron money helped pay for US rigged election.

Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist who previously served in the National Security Agency during the Reagan administration. He concentrates on national security and intelligence issues.

3) Whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds needs your support!

To: 9/11 Truth activists and concerned citizens,

FBI whistle-blower, Sibel Edmonds, has launched a petition to declassify the Justice Department's Inspector General report concerning her allegations of misconduct and incompetence at FBI translation unit. Please support her and sign the petition here:

Also, thousands of people have signed the petition of solidarity in support of the Citizens' Complaint submitted to New York State Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer. The complaint cites probable cause for an independent grand jury investigation to examine unsolved crimes committed in connection with the events of September 11, 2001. If you haven't yet signed this petition, here's the link:

Lastly, David Ray Griffin's new book reviewing the 9/11 Commission Report is out. Here is a review written by the author himself:

Towards peace and truth,

Emanuel Sferios

4) Scalia To Synagogue - Jews Are Safer With Christians In Charge

Published on Thursday, December 2, 2004 by
Scalia To Synagogue - Jews Are Safer With Christians In Charge
by Thom Hartmann

Antonin Scalia, the man most likely to be our next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, turned history on its head recently when he attended an Orthodox synagogue in New York and claimed that the Founders intended for their Christianity to play a part in government. Scalia then went so far as to suggest that the reason Hitler was able to initiate the Holocaust was because of German separation of church and state.

For this article, see:

5) More Lies - U.S. Generals in Iraq Were Told of Abuse Early

- - Human rights group sues Rumsfeld for war crimes

- - U.S. Generals in Iraq Were Told of Abuse Early, Inquiry Finds
By Josh White
The Washington Post

Wednesday 01 December 2004

A confidential report to Army generals in Iraq in December 2003 warned that members of an elite military and CIA task force were abusing detainees, a finding delivered more than a month before Army investigators received the photographs from Abu Ghraib prison that touched off investigations into prisoner mistreatment.

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- - Human rights group sues Rumsfeld for war crimes


A U.S. human rights group has filed a criminal complaint in Germany against U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, accusing him and other senior U.S. officials of war crimes and torture at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison.

On Tuesday, the New York-based U.S. Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Berlin's Republican Lawyers' Association, and four Iraqi civilians, who have been subjected to various forms of torture and abuse by U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison, filed a criminal complaint with Germany's Federal Prosecutors.

CCR said it has chosen Germany because of its Code of Crimes Against International Law, introduced in 2002, which grants German courts universal jurisdiction in cases involving war crimes or crimes against humanity.

The CCR accused Rumsfeld, former CIA Director George Tenet, a senior defense official and seven U.S. military officers, including the former top U.S. commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, of being responsible for all forms of torture and abuses that the Iraqi civilians were subjected to at Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad.

"We filed these cases here because there is simply no other place to go," CCR vice president Peter Weiss said in a statement.

"It is clear that the U.S. government is not willing to open an investigation into these allegations against these officials," he added.

The human rights group, moreover, said that this move was the last resort after the U.S. Congress failed to conduct a proper investigation into Abu Ghraib scandal.

"I don't know where this will lead but certainly if war crimes have been committed it should lead to significant jail sentences for people," he added.

CCR vice president Peter Weiss said that U.S. government's failure to pursue those responsible and its justification of various forms of violations due to "extraordinary circumstances" had set a dangerous example.

"This authorization that has come from the highest levels... gives a green light for those kinds of violations throughout the world," he said.

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