“When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility.” — Professor Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Discourse in the Age of Show BusinessRead more . . .
Antiwar.com Anwar al-Awlaki and American Exceptionalism Why the assassination of an American citizen – by his own government – is a big dealby Justin Raimondo, October 05, 2011 When US special forces took aim at Anwar al-Awlaki, and … Read more . . .
Killings Pose Legal and Moral QuandaryBy EVAN PEREZ And KEITH JOHNSONWall Street Journal October 1, 2011http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203405504576603313410902934.html?mod=WSJ_World_MIDDLENewsIntl Federal investigators needed a judge’s permission to wiretap Anwar al-Awlaki, an American who became a leader in Yemen’s al Qaeda affiliate. But to kill … Read more . . .
Communiqué by Elias Davidsson on Osama bin Laden’s murder According to mass media, Osama bin Laden was murdered yesterday, on May 1st, 2011. He was murdered with “other family members”, whose identity is still unknown. The President of the United States of … Read more . . .
Executive Orders Can Be Changed Secretly in Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009 Sources: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse website, December 7, 2007 Title: “In FISA Speech, Whitehouse Sharply Criticizes Bush Administration’s Assertion of Executive Power” Author: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse The Guardian, … Read more . . .
# 5 Seizing War Protesters’ Assets in Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009 Sources: Global Research, July 2007 Title: “Bush Executive Order: Criminalizing the Antiwar Movement” Author: Michel Chossudovsky The Progressive, August 2007 Title: “Bush’s Executive Order Even Worse Than … Read more . . .
BUSH RESTRICTS LAWMAKER ACCESS TO CLASSIFIED INFO http://www.fas.org/sgp/news/secrecy/2001/10/101001.html In an extraordinary exercise of official secrecy, President Bush ordered six agency heads to withhold classified information from all but eight designated members of Congress. The move immediately drew sharp criticism from … Read more . . .
Feds give customs agents free hand to seize travelers’ documents Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writer Wednesday, September 24, 2008 http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/23/BA9P133LEA.DTL The Bush administration has overturned a 22-year-old policy and now allows customs agents to seize, read and copy … Read more . . .
Nightmare on Main Street: More on Bush's Anti-Dissent Order … Read more . . .
National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/05/20070509-12.html NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/NSPD 51 HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/HSPD-20 Subject: National Continuity Policy Purpose (1) This directive establishes a comprehensive national policy on the continuity of Federal Government structures and operations and … Read more . . .
Germany Wants to Use Spying Software for Private Computers http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,2757168,00.html?maca=en-bulletin-433-html Deutsche Welle, 29 August 2007 According to two German daily newspapers, Germany's interior ministry plans police-controlled spying of private computers to combat terrorism. Keyboard movements and password entry could also … Read more . . .
Bush Anoints Himself as the Insurer of Constitutional Government in Emergency May 18, 2007 By Matthew Rothschild With scarcely a mention in the mainstream media, President Bush has ordered up a plan for responding to a catastrophic attack. In a … Read more . . .
Bush Has Widened Authority of C.I.A. to Kill Terrorists By James Risen and David Johnston The New York Times December 15, 2002 WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 ? The Bush administration has prepared a list of terrorist leaders the Central Intelligence … Read more . . .
Bush White House embraces assassination By Bill Vann 3 October 2002 http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/oct2002/bush-o03.shtmlWorld Socialist Web Site “The Bush administration represents the coming to power of a criminal element in the American ruling class … in its political methods, social base and … Read more . . .
42744-1:N:09/18/2001:MCS/ap LRS2001-16904 HJR156 By Representatives Hooper, Venable, Carns, Gaston, McMillan, McKee, Hubbard, Allen, McClurkin, Haney, Sanderson, Gipson, Oden, Hill, Morrison, Turner, Seibenhener, Bridges, Willis, Johnson, Carothers, White, Ford (C), Barton, Beason, Clouse, Greene, McDaniel, Millican, Sanderford, Thomas (E) and Warren … Read more . . .
U.S. policy on assassinations (CNN) — In 1976, President Ford issued Executive Order 11905 to clarify U.S. foreign intelligence activities. The order was enacted in response to the post-Watergate revelations that the CIA had staged multiple attempts on the life … Read more . . .
Bush Gives Green Light to CIAfor Assassination of Named Terrorists by David Gow, October 29, 2001, The Guardian (U.K) ‘Covert killings to take in less important al-Qaida figures’ President Bush has given the CIA an explicit go-ahead to carry out covert missions … Read more . . .
The formal trappings of dictatorship: George W. Bush’s determination that a certain person is an "enemy combatant" See: http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/almarri/almarri62303exord.pdf … Read more . . .