U.S. Troops Asked If They Would Shoot American Citizens

Iraq vet exposes how he was trained to round up Americans in martial law exercise, asked if he would kill his own friends and family
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Monday, February 4th, 2008

U.S. troops are being trained to conduct round-ups, confiscate guns and shoot American citizens, including their own friends and family members, as part of a long-standing program to prepare for the declaration of martial law, according to a soldier who recently returned from Iraq.

We received an e mail from “Scott”, a member of a pipefitters union that runs an apprenticeship program called Helmets To Hard Hats, which according to its website, “Is a national program that connects National Guard, Reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with quality career training and employment opportunities within the construction industry.”

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CREW wants special prosecutor in missing White House e-mails case

An independent watchdog is asking Attorney General Michael Mukasey to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate alleged criminal mismanagement by the Bush administration that resulted in the disappearance of more than 10 million internal e-mails.Ongoing lawsuits and congressional investigations have revealed that the White House apparently failed to properly maintain e-mail archives from March 2003 until October 2005. This also means that millions of e-mails, which could have provided valuable insight to historians examining the inner workings of Bush administration as it planned the Iraq war or leaked the identity of former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, likely are lost forever.

Because the White House’s failure to maintain its archives may have violated federal law, including the Federal Records Act and the Presidential Records Act, a special prosecutor is needed, says Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which is suing over the lost e-mails.

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Update: Iran Oil Bourse to deal blow to dollar. Was this why Iran was cut of the internet.

The long-awaited Iranian Oil Bourse, a place for trading oil, petrochemicals and gas in various non-dollar currencies, will soon open.

Iran’s Finance Minister Davoud Danesh-Jafari told reporters the bourse will be inaugurated during the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution (February 1-11) at the latest.

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I’ll be president of Europe if you give me the power – Blair

Oh no, not that.

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and former British prime minister Tony Blair
France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy and former British prime minister Tony Blair. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuter

Tony Blair has been holding discussions with some of his oldest allies on how he could mount a campaign later this year to become full-time president of the EU council, the prestigious new job characterised as “president of Europe”. Blair, currently the Middle East envoy for the US, Russia, EU and the UN, has told friends he has made no final decision, but is increasingly willing to put himself forward for the job if it comes with real powers to intervene in defence and trade affairs.

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Update: Ships did not cause Internet cable damage

CAIRO – Damage to undersea Internet cables in the Mediterranean that hit business across the Middle East and South Asia was not caused by ships, Egypt’s communications ministry said on Sunday, ruling out earlier reports.
The transport ministry added that footage recorded by onshore video cameras of the location of the cables showed no maritime traffic in the area when the cables were damaged.

‘The ministry’s maritime transport committee reviewed footage covering the period of 12 hours before and 12 hours after the cables were cut and no ships sailed the area,’ a statement said.
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