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The Power of Nightmares


bin_laden.jpg Worried about the War on Terror? Scared of that suicide bomber under the bed? Frightened out of your wits at the prospect of being bombed, beheaded, gassed, anthraxed and dirty bombed into oblivion?

Relax. Take a deep breath. Think again.

'The Power of Nightmares' is a three-part documentary series which was broadcast by the BBC in the autumn of 2004. It caused some ripples at the time, but it was largely ignored. However, thanks to media-sharing sites such as YouTube, it's been resurfacing in the Shitegeist and, perhaps, it's message is finally being heard. You can watch all three episodes here. Each one lasts an hour. So, make yerself a cuppa, roll a fat one and prepare to have your third eye squeegeed clean...

How do you solve a problem like Iraq?

waroftheworld.jpgAn article from last week's Sunday Times reports that 'an independent commission set up by Congress with the approval of President George W Bush may recommend carving up Iraq into three highly autonomous regions'. There's nothing new in this idea. Globaleyes reported this on January 8, 2004.

At that time my opinion was that this was an appaling idea: hacking a country into pieces to suit the needs of an imperial conquerer. However, recent exposure to two extraordinary books and, of course, the consideration of the growing sectarian hatred in Iraq, has altered my view on this matter.

September 11th Black Boxes found

Found? Well, not so much found as revealed. The 9/11 atrocities were always going to be rich material for conspiracy theorists - what with the almost supernatural manner of the attacks, the endless blame-game and the US governments's rather shabby handling of the aftermath.

One of the central mysteries has always surrounded the infamous Black boxes which every airplane carries. Some had suggested that they had simply been incinerated in the unimaginably high temperatures that were created by the igniting aviation fuel. Other suggested that they had been whisked away for examination and that their contents were kept hidden to protect the evil, nefarious masons/illuminati/Jews that had planned the whole foul thing.

Except that now, it seems that they were not lost at all. Counterpunch are claiming that the FBI has them:

One of the more puzzling mysteries of 9-11 is what ever happened to the flight recorders of the two planes that hit the World Trade Center towers. Now it appears that they may not be missing at all.

Counterpunch has learned that the FBI has them.


Missing Black Boxes in World Trade Center Attacks Found by Firefighters

This can't be happening

Conspiracy Planet

9/11 Truth

9/11Yikes. As if it wasn't bad enough that documents have come to light telling us that Bush and Blair engineered the Iraqi War and lied about the threat of WMD, it now appears that a former Labour Department economist feels that the collapse of the twin towers was the result of a controlled detonation.

Ok. Nothing to do with the two Jet airliners that flew into them then?

"If demolition destroyed three steel skyscrapers at the World Trade Center on 9/11, then the case for an 'inside job' and a government attack on America would be compelling," said Morgan Reynolds.

This isn't the first time that this accusation has passed over our desk here at Globaleyes. It's been knocking around almost since the week after the towers came down. Which sould suggest a conspracy of almost unimaginable proportions and the orchestrated mass murder of over three thousand Americans by their own government. What makes this different is who is saying it. Whilst we are still not entirely comfortable with this line of thinking, there is much to dwell on here.

Make up your own mind and

The story of Oladokun Sulaiman

'This is his story. It is a sad and frightening example of the scores of unlawful and unaccountable detentions and deportations that have been allowed to take place with increasing speed and efficiency following Sept. 11, 2001. In the name of national security, Muslim citizens of foreign nations, as well as immigrants of Arab and South Asian descent, have been placed under heightened and unwarranted scrutiny. Many have faced physical and mental trauma, and still others have been locked up without due process or trial and deported.'

More here...

Dubya, Osama and the missing 28 pages

So. Bush has rejected a request from Saudi Arabia to declassify US intelligence on the Gulf state's alleged links to the September 11 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.

As you can imagine, the Saudi’s are pretty pissed. Prince Saud described the omission as an "outrage" that "wrongly and morbidly" accused Saudi Arabia of complicity in the attacks.

He went on to say: "It is an outrage to any sense of fairness that 28 blank pages are now considered substantial evidence to proclaim the guilt of a country that has been a true friend and partner to the United States for over 60 years,"

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