Here is a site to keep tabs of the Cindy Sheehan situation: crawfordpeacehouse.org/
FEDERAL GRAND JURY DIGGING DEEP INTO BUSH CRIMES
By Greg Szymanski
A federal whistleblower close to the Chicago federal grand jury probe into perjury and obstruction charges against President Bush and others said indictments of top officials were handed down this week. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Illinois, however, refused to confirm or deny the sources account.
"We are not talking about any aspect of this case, and our office is not commenting on anything regarding the investigation at this time," said Randall Sanborn from the office of U.S. federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, the attorney conducting the grand jury probe into whether Bush and others in his administration violated federal law in a number of sensitive areas, including leaking the name of a CIA operative to the media.
In December 2003, Fitzgerald was named special counsel to investigate the alleged disclosure of Valerie Plame's name to several mainstream columnists, but the present grand jury probe has expanded to include widereaching allegations of criminal activity as new information has surfaced.
Although the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago is staying silent, it is well known that Fitzgerald is digging deep into an assortment of serious improprieties among many Bush administration figures, based, in part, on subpoenaed testimony provided by former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
According to whistleblower Tom Heneghen, who recently reported on truthradio.com, Powell testified before the citizen grand jury that Bush had taken the United States to war based on lies, which is a capital crime involving treason under the U.S. Code. "Regarding the Powell testimony, there is no comment," said Sanborn.
However, sources close to the federal grade jury probe also allegedly told Heneghen a host of administration figures under Bush were indicted, including Vice President Richard Cheney, Chief of Staff Andrew Card, Cheney Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, former Attorney General John Ashcroft, imprisoned New York Times reporter Judith Miller and former Cheney advisor Mary Matalin. Heneghen, unavailable for comment, also allegedly told sources White House advisor Karl Rove was indicted for perjury in a major document shredding operation cover-up.
In recent weeks, there has been much controversy over Fitzgerald's wide-reaching probe, which is extending far beyond the Bush administration to include what some have called "a wholesale cleansing" of a crimeladen White House and Congress.
Needless to say, administration officials are fighting mad with Fitzgerald. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts is trying to derail Fitzgerald's probe by calling him to testify before the Senate regarding his true motives behind the investigation.
Political observers are now wondering whether administration-friendly Republican legislators, some under investigation themselves, are conspiring like President Nixon did in Watergate with Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox in an attempt to shield the Bush administration from prosecution.
In late July, reports about the recent bomb scare in the subway under the congressional offices at the Dirksen Building's coincidently near where Fitzgerald was holding his grand jury hearings raised questions as to whether government operatives were sending the zealous prosecutor a warning message that he was entering dangerous waters with his investigation.
The bomb scare was reported to local police late Monday afternoon, July 18, causing the subway to be evacuated for approximately 45 minutes while bomb sniffing dogs and SWAT team members searched for what was reported to be a suspicious package left on one of the subway cars.
Fitzgerald began serving as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in September 2001. He was initially appointed on an interim basis by former Attorney General Ashcroft before being nominated by Bush.
The Senate confirmed his nomination by unanimous consent in October 2001. In December 2003, he was named special counsel to investigate the Plame case. Based on the testimony of ABC sources in late July, it appears that at least two close associates of Rove testified before the grand jury. One was Susan Ralston, a longtime associate of Rove and considered to be his right hand.
The other was Hernandez, regarded as Rove's left hand and now a top official in the Commerce Department.
(Issue #33, August 15, 2005)
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Prissy's HOT LINKS arab-ipu.org/english/ General Information about the Arab Inter-parliamentary- Union- This union includes- Republic of Tunisia, Kingdom of Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Republic of Algeria, Islamic Fed Rep of Comores, Rep of Djibouti,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Rep of Sudan, Syrian Arab Rep.,Somalia, Sultanate ofOman, Palestine,Qatar,Kuwait, Lebanon, Socialist People's Arab Libyan Jamahiriyah,Egypt, Islamic Rep of Mauritania, Kingdom of Morocco and Rep of Yemen.
Did anyone notify Dubya about this clique or is he an honorary member? He and Dick will miss being the darlings of the energy industry....
www.iags.org/n0124052.htm Speaking of energy- Institute for the Analysis of Global Security - Al Qaeda's economic war against the United States An excerpt:
"We are continuing in the same policy to make America bleed profusely to the point of bankruptcy," said bin Laden. His logic is simple: To bring the U.S. to suffer a fate similar to that of the Soviet Union, the terrorists need to drain America's resources and bring it to the point it can no longer afford to preserve its military and economic dominance.
Nice going Dubya, you play right into his hands. Are you and your buddies going to reimburse the taxpayers for your imperial excursion? "Borrowing" an army for private use costs a lot of dough, you do know. You have proven you mislead the taxpayers on every detail of Iraq-cost, troops involved, WMD's,length of conflict....
Always the bully, Dubya thinks he can actually kill all who oppose him-Prissy wants to know...At which point does a war of mostly Christians vs. Muslims become ethnic cleansing or genocide? Even though the insurgency manages to kill many innocent civilians-we kill even more with bullets, bombings and disease ....
He and his boys are incapable of understanding this about terrorism; the ante is upped each and every time either side makes another bloody move...this is why bin Laden's strategy works, unfortunately. Terrorists and Dubya will each continue to up the ante, no matter how bloody or horrifying things get. The end result is always the same-a culture of death.
From The Strategic Studies Institute-US Army War College-Just in case you think Prissy who has gone off the anti-war deep end, maybe you will want to take a look at the latest Army War College study: Law vs War-Competing Approaches to Fighting Terrorism- by Dr. Shawn Boyne, Mr. Michael German, Dr. Paul R Pillar, Dr. Dallas D. Owens-
The authors address one of the fundamental assumptions underlying the conduct of the War on Terrorism?the nature of our enemy, whether perpetrators of terrorist activities are criminals or soldiers (combatants). Although the United States recognizes that terrorist acts are certainly illegal, it has chosen to treat perpetrators as combatants; but much of the world, including many of our traditional allies, have opted for a purely legalistic approach.
Disagreement about assumptions is not the only basis for divergent policies for confronting terrorism, but certainly explains much of our inability to agree on strategies to overcome what we recognize as a serious common and persistent international problem. Their insights into how our respective cultures and histories influence our definitions, assumptions, and subsequent policy decisions can assist us to respect and learn from competing strategies. They correctly surmise that our current international struggle is too important for us to ignore assumptions underlying our own and competing ideas.
Thank God for smart people with wisdom like the above, they actually take into account lives lost...the hard copy for this publication is already out-of-stock. Apparently, Prissy isn't the only one concerned about US standing and the law....
nytimes.com/2005/08/09/opinion/09tue1.html?th&emc=th One Mother in Crawford- New York Times-
The longer this goes on, the more GW Bush's chickenhawk feathers will be revealed to all-as even his staunchest supporters will never be able to spin this situation away....Cindy is going to be one of many mothers demanding Dubya stand up and answer like a man...where does he think most of those brave soldiers got their bravery?
T-Shirts Available! Show your support, since Dubya did not....less than $20 @ cafepress.com/standwithcindy
FINALLY, the media is beginning to give the many (if not the overwhelming majority) of military families against this misuse of their loved ones, the long overdue spot light. After all, it isn't the warmongers making the sacrifice, it is the vets themselves, mothers, fathers, children, spouses, siblings and other family members who are the only Americans paying the harshest price for this war.
Granny says "In WWII there was no doubt anyone's in anyones mind we were at war. You knew by the rations of everything, we didn't need yellow magnets to support the troops. Everyone sacrificed, now we just go deeper and deeper in debt."
www.nswbc.org/ National Security Whistleblowers Coalition "When even one American -- who has done nothing wrong -- is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril." Harry S. Truman
conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?channelid=94&contentid=2555 (This site isn't called Conspiracy Planet for nothing....Let's read this just as a precaution-PP) Israel, Mossad, Iran & Nuclear False Flag Attack by R. LELAND LEHRMAN
More analysis of "Coingate" writ.news.findlaw.com/commentary/20050707_tokaji.html#bio Ohio's "Coingate" Scandal: How It Exposes the Flaws of Our Campaign Finance System By DANIEL TOKAJI
And Two More...
bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=7488 Why the AIPAC Indictment Is Bad News for Karl Rove - And remember.... THESE indictments have already happened-PP
Excerpt from Bellacaio- Pentagon Plans to Send More Troops to Iraq
Although much public attention has been focused recently on the prospect of reducing U.S. forces next spring and summer, defense officials foresee the likelihood of first increasing troop levels.
Lawrence Di Rita, spokesman for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, noted Monday that troop levels were raised last January during Iraq's first elections, and then returned to the current level of about 138,000 several weeks later.
``It's perfectly plausible to assume well do the same thing for this election, he said, while stressing that no decisions had been made.
Di Rita said he did not know how many extra troops might be needed during the referendum and election period.
Prissy does not refer to him as Lay-it-on Larry, for nothing. This guy, like the rest of the neocons, act like it is the first time they have spoken with the press. They contradict themselves repeatedly....
More Trouble for Dubya.... bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=7474 Tuesday 9th August 2005 (13h22) : Father, Who Lost Son at WTC, Claims Bush Administration Hiding Key Financial Documents
William Doyle has become one of the main lightening rods of the 9/11 truth movement, saying President Bush and his cronies are the biggest stumbling block in getting at the real truth. Involved as one of the plaintiffs in a trillion dollar 9/11 lawsuit, he wants the American people to know Bush is hiding vital documents that could lead to the truth. August 6, 2005
Mr. Doyle will find, if he does some more homework, some of our allies are suspicious about this as well. This is one reason they were doubtful of America's motives given to invade Iraq.
The word on the street was irregular trading took place on both airlines involved, Sept 10. German technology does exist to restore the hard drives of computers damaged like the ones in the trade centers. Prissy read they had them and were doing this....no idea what ever became of that.
The Prissy Patriot will return on Thursday....