SAN FRANCISCO - Total Informaiton Analysis has learned that French research Thierry Meyssan has been barred from entering the United States by the Pentagon.
Meyssan, the author of "Le Pentagate," a book that dissects the evidence no Boeing airliner hit the Pentagon, was scheduled to appear at a 9/11 Citizens Inquiry conference convening in San Francisco's Herbst Theatre this weekend.
One of the commissioners, the woman on the commission, asked Rumsfeld about air defense plans and what they were. He confessed that planes are supposed to be sent up to intercept hijacked planes. The inference here is that THEY WERE SENT UP ON 9/11, and that a SHOOTDOWN ORDER WAS ISSUED, BUT THAT THE PILOTS DID NOT RECEIVE SAID ORDER!!!
This is huge! This means somebody either deliberately did not convey that order, there was a huge collosal screw-up (EXTREMELY unlikely given the severity of the circumstances), or A STANDOWN ORDER WAS ISSUED BY SOMEONE.
Rummy just gave the whole thing up, and he knew it. He looked sick, and if I am not mistaken his hands were actually shaking. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Myers tried to join in to help but was not of much use, and he looked freaked out too! So did Wolfowitz, WHO SAID NOTHING!
KADUNA, Nigeria, March 11, 2004 - A UNICEF campaign to vaccinate Nigeria's youth against polio may have been a front for sterilizing the nation. Dr. Haruna Kaita, a pharmaceutical scientist and Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, took samples of the vaccine to labs in India for analysis.
Using WHO-recommended technologies like Gas Chromatography (GC) and Radio-Immuno assay, Dr. Kaita, upon analysis, found evidence of serious contamination. "Some of the things we discovered in the vaccines are harmful, toxic; some have direct effects on the human reproductive system," he said in an interview with Kaduna's Weekly Trust. "I and some other professional colleagues who are Indians who were in the Lab could not believe the discovery," he said.
Senior Clinton administration officials called to testify next week before the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks say they are prepared to detail how they repeatedly warned their Bush administration counterparts in late 2000 that Al Qaeda posed the worst security threat facing the nation — and how the new administration was slow to act.
They said the warnings were delivered in urgent post-election intelligence briefings in December 2000 and January 2001 for Condoleezza Rice, who became Mr. Bush's national security adviser; Stephen Hadley, now Ms. Rice's deputy; and Philip D. Zelikow, a member of the Bush transition team, among others. [...] The sworn testimony from the high-ranking Clinton administration officials — including Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and Samuel R. Berger, Mr. Clinton's national security adviser — is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.
They are expected to testify along with Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, who will answer for the Bush administration, as well as George J. Tenet, director of central intelligence in both administrations.
Public interest groups are demanding the immediate resignation of the director of the federal commission investigating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, just as the commission prepares to hold high-profile hearings this week with senior officials from the Bush and Clinton administrations.
The 9-11 Family Steering Committee and 9-11 Citizens Watch, two separate groups, are demanding the resignation of Philip Zelikow, executive director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, after information surfaced over the weekend that he participated in Bush administration briefings prior to Sept. 11 on the threat al Qaeda posed to the country.
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A convenient — or worse, faked — assassination attempt? Blatant fraud at the ballot box? Conspiracy theories abound in Taiwan's disputed presidential election. . . .
It all began Friday, when bullets nicked President Chen Shui-bian and Vice President Annette Lu as they campaigned. The shots, which caused only minor injuries, turned out to be a life-saver for Chen, who was trailing challenger Lien Chan by up to 6 percentage points, then apparently won a narrow victory yesterday.
No one has been arrested in the shooting, and no one has claimed responsibility, leaving people to blame just about everyone from China and the participating political parties to a gambling ring that stood to drop a fortune if Lien won.
Among the rumors feeding the speculation:
• Chen used the attack as a pretext to activate the national security apparatus, meaning 200,000 military and police — traditionally Nationalists — were too busy to vote.
• The invalidated ballots — 337,297 in a race won by 29,158 votes — were three times the number rejected in the 2000 presidential election.
• Stories that Chen, while running for elected office in Tainan 18 years ago, appeared at an election eve rally wheeling an intravenous drip and claiming that he had been poisoned by the opposition Nationalists. He reportedly appeared healthy the next day. . . .
• The seemingly relaxed security around the president before the shooting. He stood in a roofless vehicle driven slowly through a crowded, two-lane street and did not wear a bulletproof vest.
Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics, and International Communications and International Economic Policy, Trade, Oceans and Environment of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, First Session, May 27, July 15, and October 30, 1987
The hearings were charied by Sen. John Kerry. A previous piece on Libertythink broke down how it was that Kerry covered for the Bush connection to drugrunning, like a good Bonesman should:
Schwarzenegger will be in Israel for the ground-breaking of the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem, officials at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles confirmed earlier this month.
"Governor Schwarzenegger has accepted our invitation and will be the guest speaker at the ground-breaking ceremony on May 2," Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and director of the Museum of Tolerance, told Haaretz.
"This will be the first time he is leaving the state of California for a foreign country, and we are proud that it is for a visit to the State of Israel."
Oscar winner Nicole Kidman has struck up a bizarre new friendship with 67-year-old multi-millionaire Lord Jacob Rothschild -- which is conducted via text messages. The beautiful actress, 36, met Rothschild -- a British banker -- through mutual pal Fiona Fox, who produced Kidman's Academy Award-winning drama "The Hours."
According to British newspaper the Daily Mail, Kidman calls Rothschild by his nickname Fossil, while he refers to her by the moniker Nic.
And the pair's favorite topic of conversation is flowers, which they were overheard discussing at London's Royal Opera House during a party for Anthony Minghella's civil war epic "Cold Mountain" last year.
One source comments, "They share a love of flowers and text each other all the time. Fossil likes people to know he's still cool."
CBS President Frank Stanton was one of six private citizens secretly recruited and granted authority by President Eisenhower to run major components of the government if a Soviet attack wiped out many American leaders.
No public announcement of the appointments was made. Their existence was confirmed by recently publicized Eisenhower administration letters. [...] appointees included George Baker, a Harvard Business School professor who was tapped to oversee transportation; Harold Boeschenstein, president of Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., in charge of manufacturing and production; Aksel Nielsen, president of the Title Guaranty Co., housing; J. Ed Warren, senior vice president of the First National City Bank of New York, energy; and Theodore Koop, vice president of CBS, to oversee an emergency censorship agency. Koop would have had 40 civilian staff members to monitor and control [...] During the Reagan administration, then-Rep. Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, who was chief executive of the pharmaceutical company G.D. Searle & Co., were key players in a secret program to set aside the legal lines of succession and install a new president in a catastrophe, The Atlantic Monthly reported this month.
VERO BEACH, Fla. - The body of a local socialite once related to the Kennedy family was found in a sunken car.
Police do not suspect foul play in the death of 65-year-old Hope Sheridan, who was last seen March 8 in the gated community in which she lived. [...] Sheridan is the ex-mother-in-law of Michael Skakel, a cousin of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Skakel, 42, is serving 20 years to life in prison for the beating death of his Greenwich, Conn., neighbor, Martha Moxley, in 1975. [...] Sheridan's body was found in the passenger compartment of the vehicle . . . no skid marks on the grassy area going into the water.
"It appears from the preliminary findings that this was an accidental death," said Indian River County sheriff's spokesman Joe Flescher said.
Maybe she 'accidentally' decided to say something that would hurt a Skakel appeal . . .
LUNCH AMONG THE REDWOODS.:Secretary Taft, Miss Roosevelt, and Party Have an Outing. Jul 7, 1905. pg. 4, 1 pgs
San Francisco, July 6. -- The Taft party to-day visited the Bohemian grove of redwoods, near Guerneville, Sonoma County, as guests of President W.A. Foster, of the California Northeastern Railroad. Miss Roosevelt appeared on the rear platform at all stations, greatly to the delight of the crowds that desired to get a glimpse of the President's daughter.
NY TIMES 1977:Gerald R. Ford, Henry A. Kissenger and A. W. Clausen joined 2,000 of the richest and most powerful men in the country at the annual ritual known as the "Summer Encampment" at Bohemian Grove . . .decisions that will shape America's destiny [...] Art Linkletter, who was master of ceremonies for one of the shows, Bing Crosby and Phil Harris, among the entertainers; A. Robert Abbound; John Diebold, the consultant; Edgar F. Kaiser Sr. of Kaiser Industries; Richard Cooley, former president of Wells Fargo Bank; Allan Sproul, former head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Emmet Solomon, former president of the Crocker-Citizens National Bank, and Louis B. Lundborg, retired chairman of the Bank of America.
[...] Dwight D. Eisenhower, before he was president; Robert F. Kennedy, when he was Attorney General; Arnold Palmer, the golfer; Nelson A. Rockefeller; former Chief Justice Earl Warren; David Sarnoff, former chairman of RCA; Herman Wouk, the writer; Dr. Wernher von Braun of the space program; Neil Armstrong, an astronaut, Richard M. Nixon
[...] William Buckley, Bing Crosby, Phil Harris and William Randolph Hearst Jr. . . . presidents of the Wells Fargo Banks, the First National Bank of Chicago, the Sourthern Pacific Railway, the Los Angeles Times, Pacific Gas and Electric, Levi Strauss, Stanford University and the University of California