Emergency in Pak: Bhutto urges street protest

I have a problem with the way Bhutto goes about calling for demonstrations and generally exiting an already volatile situation.
While I’m definitely not a fan of Musharraf, I can’t get one niggly little fact out of my head. Bhutto engaged the services of Burson & Marsteller when she returned to Pakistan. That’s right, the Same PR (They call themselves a perception management firm) firm that helped Bush co., Blair, Blackwater, Exxon and the perpetrators of the Iran Contra scandal manage the way people perceived them.
The USA would never allow anybody they do not approve of take power in Pakistan, but clearly Musharraf has had is day and they want to get rid of him. Oh, and did I mention that she has been addressing the Council for foreign relations. (Travellerev)

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has called on Pakistanis to come out on the streets to press the government to end Emergency even as the authorities moved swiftly to thwart attempts by her party to mobilise people for protests.

Bhutto, who flew into the capital from the southern city of Karachi on Tuesday to consult other opposition leaders on steps to oppose the Emergency, said a public meeting scheduled for November 9 in the nearby garrison city of Rawalpindi for the election campaign would now be “a show of strength”.

“I appeal to the nation to join the protest and show their power. When people will come out, pressure will mount. The people will have to fight for the restoration of the constitution and democracy and to save the country,” she told reporters at her home here late Tuesday night.

Giuliani pays hommage to Rockefeller and the NWO.

Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans

CBS) They are the casualties of wars you don’t often hear about – soldiers who die of self-inflicted wounds. Little is known about the true scope of suicides among those who have served in the military.

But a five-month CBS News investigation discovered data that shows a startling rate of suicide, what some call a hidden epidemic, Chief Investigative Reporter Armen Keteyian reports exclusively.

“I just felt like this silent scream inside of me,” said Jessica Harrell, the sister of a soldier who took his own life.

“I opened up the door and there he was,” recalled Mike Bowman, the father of an Army reservist.

“I saw the hose double looped around his neck,” said Kevin Lucey, another military father.

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A Response to the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Mark Weitzman

AE911Truth.org is extremely concerned about the recent portrayal of our peaceful organization and website by the Simon Wiesenthal Center alongside Taliban militant websites at the recent “Homeland Security Hearing” hosted by Congresswoman Jane Harmon. By implication we and other 9/11 Truth organizations are branded as terrorists. We are therefore actively pursuing non-legal and legal remedy. The following letter written to the SWC by John Stevenson is posted in order to also express our deep concern. We will post updates as events unfold. Thank you for the overwhelming show of support!

Richard Gage, AIA

(edited slightly for spelling, punctuation, formatting…)

From: Nila S. <protected e-mail address>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:48:07 -0800
To: All
Subject: A brilliant letter

Written, by a friend, to Mark Weitzman at the Simon Wiesenthal Center re: his efforts to equate 9/11 Truth with Terrorism. Should you need to, feel free to forward it verbatim to Weitzman, here:
Better yet, send it to every newspaper or media outlet you know. This really nails it dead center…

Dear Mr. Weitzman,

While I respect your efforts to prevent terrorism in all its forms, your suggestion that the 9/11 Truth Movement is in any way related to terror organizations, or could foment such interests, is ridiculous and dangerous.

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Pioneering ‘heat wave’ gun may be used in Iraq

American commanders in Iraq are urging Pentagon chiefs to authorise the deployment of newly-developed heat wave guns to disperse angry crowds or violent rioters.

  • In pictures: How I was zapped by a heat wave gun

    But the plea for what senior army officers believe could prove a valuable alternative to traditional firepower in dangerous trouble-spots has so far gone unanswered.

      The Active Denial System (ADS)
    The ADS can target crowds from 750 metres away

    Washington fears a barrage of adverse publicity in the suspicious Muslim world and is concerned that critics will claim the invisible beam weapons were being used for torture.

    Now the US military directorate charged with developing non-lethal weapons, which has invested more than a decade developing the Active Denial System (ADS), has launched a concerted effort to convince both the public and its own bosses at the defence department of the device’s merits.

    “With brand new technology like this, perception is everything,” said Col Kirk Hymes, a former Marine artillery officer who heads the directorate.

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  • Two Brothers and Two Scandals

    Buzzy Krongard allegedly knew Princes father, and according to an ex-Blackwater employee was good mates with Erik Prince well before Blackwater was accorded it’s first CIA contract. He was a regular visitor in Moyock. It was while Krongard was 3th in power in the CIA that Prince was awarded his first CIA contract in April 2002.
    Other interesting coincidences?

    Prince was an intern in 1989 while Cheney was secretary of defence under Bush Sr.. Cheney a the time Asked Halliburton to research how best to privatize the military. Prince did not like how “liberal the white house was and became a marine. In the year 1997, the same year, the PNAC group got on the way, Prince established the first Blackwater compound in  Moyock. According to Al Clark the man who brought the Blackwater idea to Erik Prince, the company hit the ground running. While former executives now portray the early days  as slow, Jeremy Scahills book on Blackwater claims that the volume of “Black” and private contracts make it hard to assess this. Al Clark remembers SEALs, FBI, Special forces training in the compound from day one.(Travellerev)

    The State Department’s top internal investigator, Inspector General Howard Krongard, revealed in a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Tuesday, that his brother, Alvin B. Krongard, was a member of the advisory board of Blackwater, the very private mercenary company whose bloody, murderous behavior the IG office was supposed to be investigating.

    Unmentioned in reports on this tainted relationship was the fact that Alvin Krongard, the former third-ranking leader of the CIA from 2001-2004, has also been the subject of some speculation regarding possible foreknowledge of the 9-11 attacks by some within the intelligence establishment.

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    State IG’s brother quits Blackwater

    Saturday November 17, 2007 12:31 AM

    Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON (AP)- The brother of embattled State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard quit as an adviser to Blackwater Worldwide on Friday, two days after the relationship with the security contractor was sharply criticized by a congressional oversight committee.

    Erik Prince, Blackwater’s top executive, said the conflict of interest questions raised by the connection prompted Alvin “Buzzy” Krongard to submit his resignation.

    “I have reluctantly accepted it,” Prince said in a statement.

    Alvin Krongard never received any payment for his work on Blackwater’s advisory board, which only met once, Prince said.

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