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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Florida Congressman Barred From Seeing Classified Sections Of 9/11 Inquiry - Report

It is up to the American public to demand the full release of this report, they paid for it and have every right to know what is in it    

RT
12/30/2014

A request by U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson to access a portion of a 2002 congressional report on the September 11, 2001 attacks was denied by the House Intelligence Committee based on political reasons, the Florida Democrat said.


U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson wants answers and so does
the American public
Grayson’s request pertains to 28 pages of Congress’ Joint Inquiry that were ordered to be redacted by then-President George W. Bush. 

The congressman said his search stemmed from proposed legislation in the House that seeks to release the classified section to the public.

The censored section of the Joint Inquiry provides information on “specific sources of foreign support” for the 9/11 attackers while they were in the United States. 



“The role of Saudi Arabia in funding 9/11” is part of these classified materials, according to former US Sen. Bob Graham, a fellow Florida Democrat, who co-chaired the Joint Inquiry.

Grayson, of Orlando, told BrowardBulldog.org that the House Intelligence Committee’s vote to block his access of the classified sections amounted to a political attack based in part on the congressman’s support for Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who in 2013 leaked a massive trove of documents detailing the National Security Agency’s global spying regime.




“Why was I denied? I have been instrumental in publicizing the Snowden revelations regarding pervasive domestic spying by the government and this is a petty means for the spying industrial complex to lash back,” Grayson said last week, according to BrowardBulldog.org.

Grayson said outgoing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) orchestrated the denied request. The Committee voted along party lines, 8 to 4, on Dec. 1 to block Grayson’s access. The Committee went onto to overwhelmingly approve requests for access to other classified material from 11 other House members.


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“Congressman Rogers made serious misrepresentations to other committee members when he brought this up,” Grayson told BrowardBulldog.org. 

“When the Guardian reported on the fact that there was universal domestic surveillance regarding every single phone call, including this one, I went to the floor of the House and gave a lengthy speech decrying it.”



Grayson said Rogers, a Republican, distorted the Democrat’s denunciation of the NSA.

“Chairman Rogers told the committee that I had discussed classified information on the floor. He left out the most important part that I was discussing what was reported in the newspaper,” said Grayson. “He clearly misled the committee for an improper purpose: to deny a sitting member of Congress important classified information necessary for me to do my job.”

Rep. Walter Jones (R-North Carolina), has sponsored House Resolution 428, which calls on President Barack Obama to publicly release the censored 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry report, as those pages are“necessary for a full public understanding of the events and circumstances” of 9/11, Jones said.


Bush et al will face war crimes tribunal

Former Sen. Graham, the report’s co-author, has called for declassification of the pages, as have 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean and Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton.

“I’m embarrassed that they’re not declassified,” said Hamilton, a former congressman, according to BrowardBulldog. “We emphasized transparency. I assumed incorrectly that our records would be public, all of them, everything.”


Grayson, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is known for being one of the most outspoken liberals on Capitol Hill. He has been especially dogged over matters of militarism, surveillance and Wall Street improprieties.


His support for Snowden extended to the top reporter, Glenn Greenwald, instrumental in helping the former contractor divulge the NSA’s secrets. After the leaks, Grayson wrote to US Attorney General Eric Holder seeking assurance that Greenwald would not risk facing detainment or arrest if he returned to the US from his home in Brazil.

Earlier this year, former NSA chief Keith Alexander left the surveillance agency and took his valuable knowledge of America’s deepest spycraft secrets to the welcoming arms of the private sector. Grayson was a top critic of Alexander’s new private sector company, IronNet Cybersecurity, after the firm hired a current NSA executive to work concurrently with that group and the government. Alexander’s monthly consulting fee, upwards of $1 million per client, also raised eyebrows.




“I question how Mr. Alexander can provide any of the services he is offering unless he discloses or misuses classified information, including extremely sensitive sources and methods,” Grayson wrote earlier this year to the Security Industries and Financial Markets Association when it was revealed that they had retained the former spy chief. “Without the classified information that he acquired in his former position, he literally would have nothing to offer to you.”

Last year, Grayson invited Pakistani victims of US drone strikes to speak in front of members of Congress to urge an end to the mechanized, extrajudicial killings.



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WAYNE MADSEN : U.S. Citizens Continue To Infiltrate Eastern European Governments

CIA tentacles continue to grow exponentially spreading death and mayhem in a collapsing EU    

STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION
By Wayne Madsen
12/30/2014

The recent appointment of the austerity-loving U.S. citizen and investment firm chief Natalie Jaresko as Ukraine’s Finance Minister continues a trend that has seen one Eastern European country after another appointing or electing U.S. citizens as major government officials. Jaresko had Ukrainian citizenship conferred on her by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as she arrived in Kiev to take up her new post in the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, himself a former legal U.S. resident who has been linked to the crypto-Satanic Church of Scientology.


Drooling doofus John Kerry with poodle Poroshenko
Jaresko is involved in contentious asset redistribution court battles with her ex-husband, Ihor Figlus. 

Together, the two managed the Kiev-based Horizon Capital, established 20 years ago with a $150 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). 

Horizon Capital operated the Emerging Europe Growth Fund, a group charged with illegal insider trading of Ukrainian securities. 



According to court divorce documents, Horizon Capital bought Ukrainian artwork, Georgian carpets, expensive cars, and antique furniture, all of which are now subject to the battle for ownership between Jaresko and Figlus. 

Jaresko also managed the USAID-financed Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF), a CIA contrivance that steered U.S. investment dollars into "pro-democracy" movements in Moldova and Belarus and laundered much of the $5 billion in U.S. aid for the Maidan Square coup in Kiev that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.


Kerry playing kissy-face with  fascist Yatsenyuk
Jaresko’s arrival in Kiev was shortly followed by that of former Reno, Nevada assistant police chief Ron Glensor, who became an official adviser to the Ukrainian police with an initial posting at the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Khmelnytsky region. Glensor has been very active with the U.S. Department of Justice's International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP). 



Glensor is also a former fellow of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in Washington, D.C. In August 1999, The Progressive magazine reported that "Janice Stromsen, a career employee of the Justice Department who served as ICITAP's director, resisted the program's takeover by CIA elements. In February [1999], Stromsen was relieved of her duties after complaining to the Justice Department Inspector General that ICITAP was being used by the CIA to recruit agents among foreign police officials."

Mostly outsourced to a favorite CIA contractor, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), ICITAP provided cover for the CIA to infiltrate police agencies around the world. After initiially blowing the whistle on ICITAP's intelligence-related operations, Stromsen was joined by another ICITAP employee, Martin "Mick" Andersen, who charged that agencies other than the Justice Department were engaging in "illegal activities" in Haiti. Charles Allen, who worked for the Richardson, Texas police department and was assigned to ICITAP in 1995, said that the CIA would approach foreign police students enrolled in ICITAP training programs during off hours and weekends in an attempt to recruit them to be American spies. Other CIA recruitment of foreign police officers occurred during ICITAP training sessions at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.


ICITAP first began providing the CIA with "official cover" to infiltrate foreign police agencies in 1990 when it began its first operations in Panama after the U.S. military invasion. These operations were then expanded to Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Georgia, the Eastern Slavonia province of Croatia, Serbia, Armenia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Macedonia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Albania, Liberia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, South Africa, and Iraq. 


ICITAP and CIA operations were closely linked in counter-narcotics/insurgency operations in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Haiti, and Panama.


ICITAP grew out of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program started in the early 1960s that saw U.S. police officers assigned to foreign police agencies for the purpose of training. 



However, it soon became obvious that the CIA was using the USAID program to gain influence over foreign police agencies to combat Soviet and Chinese influence.

This was particularly the case in Somalia, where the Somali National Police served as a pro-U.S. counterpart to the pro-Communist bloc Somali armed forces. The chief CIA liaison working with the Somali National Police was a police officer on loan from the Los Angeles Police Department. Former Richmond, Indiana police officer Dan Mitrione joined the CIA to advise the Brazilian and Uruguayan governments, under USAID cover, on how to use electric shock and other torture techniques on political prisoners. Mitrione was kidnapped and executed by Uruguayan Tupamaro guerrillas for his crimes against humanity waged on the people of Uruguay. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was but one recipient of Mitrione’s brutal torture tactics which were implemented by the Brazilian security forces.

The current leader of the Polish parliament (Sejm) is former Foreign and Defense Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, a former U.S. resident and British citizen. Sikorski is married to the neocon columnist Anne Applebaum, a member of the editorial board of The Washington Post. 




Sikorski served as a fellow of the neocon American Enterprise Institute (AEI), which provides employment for a number of anti-Russian warhawks, including Fred Kagan, brother-in-law of the foul-mouthed Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland. 

Lynne Cheney, wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton also serve as AEI fellows. Sikorski is also a close friend of neocon media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Sikorski has been at the forefront of calling for increased European Union sanctions against Russia and the further expansion of NATO to the east.


The bow-tied President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, grew up in New Jersey and attended Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. Ilves was employed as the chief of the Estonian desk for the CIA-financed Radio Free Europe, working out of the broadcaster’s main studio in Munich. Ilves’s first marriage was to an American and his two children by that marriage are American citizens. 


Ilves’s brother, Andres Ilves, was also on the payroll of the CIA- financed broadcasting operations, including the Afghanistan Bureau of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, for which he worked from the Prague headquarters, and Radio Farda, the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors-funded radio station that beams its programming in Farsi to Iran. Andres Ilves also worked on destabilizing operations in Serbia on behalf of the National Endowment for Democracy-funded and George Soros-linked National Democratic Institute and is now involved in political operations in South Africa’s KwaZulu province, which are obviously targeting the African National Congress government of President Jacob Zuma.

Valdas Adamkus served two terms as President of Lithuania. Adamkus was a U.S. citizen and a Ronald Reagan–appointed senior official of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and served as a non-commissioned officer for the U.S. Fifth Army Military Intelligence unit. Adamkus was not the only official of the right-wing Reagan administration to come to power in post-Cold War Eastern Europe. Kateryna Chumachenko, a U.S. citizen, served as the special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs in the U.S. State Department, the Reagan White House Office of Public Liaison for liaison with "Captive Nations" communities in the United States, the executive secretary’s office of the U.S. Treasury during the George H. W. Bush administration, and the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. In 2005, Chumachenko became the First Lady of Ukraine after her husband, Viktor Yushchenko, was sworn into office after the Soros- and CIA-financed "Orange Revolution."




Other Americans who have embedded in Eastern European governments and political organizations include Ljubica Acevska, who became Macedonia’s first ambassador to the United States; Ukrainian anti-Russian politician Ivan Lozowy; Roman Zvarych, who became Minister of Justice in the Yushchenko government; and Peter Zwack, who became Hungarian ambassador to the United States and chairman of the Hungarian Entrepreneurs’ Party. 

Most of these Americans, prior to their renouncing their American citizenship, were in violation of the 1799 Logan Act, which forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. However, the Logan Act, like many American laws, is not enforced because of pressure from domestic U.S. ethnic lobbies, as well as the CIA, which encourage dual citizens to engage in foreign ethnic- and religious-based activities on behalf of U.S. intelligence.




Wayne Madsen 

Wayne Madsen
Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist, Madsen has over twenty years experience in security issues. 

As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. Madsen has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC and MS-NBC. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club, Madsen is based and reports from Washington, D.C.



Family's Lucky Escape From Doomed AirAsia Flight QZ 8501

Anyone that has ever flown in Indonesia and especially on "budget" airlines knows that they are almost always late and never fly in the best interests of the passenger; there is a reason that this flight left ahead of schedule, and this avenue of inquiry must be thoroughly investigated in addition to why Fernandes sold 944,800 shares in Tune Insurance Holdings Bhd, the organization that provides travel insurance for AirAsia passengers, just days before the disappearance of Flight QZ8501; CNN continues with nonstop on-air Fernandes love-fest, attempting to sanitise airline owner with endless biography of "good deeds"   

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
By Michael Bachelard
12/29/2014

As Christianawati raced late into Surabaya airport to catch her flight on Sunday morning, she felt like the unluckiest woman in the world.


Her 10-member extended family had been keenly anticipating their holiday to Singapore. The five children were going to try out the new rides at Universal Studios, and it would be the first trip away for the babies — her little boy just seven months old, and her brother's baby, who is 11 months.

But they missed their plane, QZ8501, by just minutes. 


Christianawati's husband Ari Putro Cahyono had not checked the emails or received the phone calls from AirAsia informing him the flight would be leaving two hours earlier than the scheduled departure of 7.20am.

Even so, this Indonesian family came close. Ari and his brother-in-law arrived together in the first of two cars at around 5am, just in time to see another pair of latecomers race through the departure process and make it to the boarding lounge.


Fernandes sold stock days before crash
They could have followed if they had not been waiting for the second car, which was carrying the women and children, along with the matriarch of the clan.

So they resigned themselves to their fate and began trying to negotiate a later flight with the budget carrier's ground staff.

As the family argued the toss in the airport, at 5.35am, the A320 Airbus numbered QZ8501 took off. 



When, 37 minutes later, at 6.12am local time, the pilot asked permission to divert around a storm, the family were cooling their heels at the airport. Five minutes later, the plane lost communication with the tower and, a minute later, fell off the radar.

The world now knows that grave fears are held for the safety of that flight and the 162 passengers and crew on board.

But it was 9am local time before an airport official approached Christianawati and her big family and said the words she will never forget.




"This must have been the best Christmas gift your family ever received," she recalls him saying. "The flight you were supposed to be on has crashed."

While that has still not been confirmed, the effect of this revelation on Christianawati and her family was immediate.


Exhausted Indonesian SAR personnel continue to scour
Java Sea for wreckage
"We felt completely limp, the whole family," Christianawati told Fairfax Media, "It was like we'd lost our spirit."

"I just remember those people who we saw running to the last call," says her husband, Ari. "I hope they find them. I really hope search and rescue finds them soon."

Then he pauses, and finds hope for the missing in his own good fortune.


"It was a miracle that happened to my family, and I believe God will provide the same miracle to all the families who are waiting for their loved ones," he says firmly.

Only time, and the efforts of search and rescue crews in the coming days, will tell.




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The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

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A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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