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Friday, December 14, 2007

It's ALL about OIL stupid !

Learn the secret history behind the events leading up to the September 11 attacks, seldom revealed to the public and who actually may have benefited the most from the attacks and why.

What's Really Happened During The Surge?
Patrick Cockburn of The Independent (UK) looks at the internal politics which have far more to do with the decline in violence in Iraq than the US troop surge. "The Americans will discover, as the British learned to their cost in Basra, that they have few permanent allies in Iraq. It has become a land of warlords in which fragile ceasefires might last for months and might equally collapse tomorrow."

By Alan Miller
Seven Senior Federal Engineers And Scientists Call For New 9/11 Investigation
Seven former senior engineers and scientists of the Federal government have severely criticized the official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They are among a rapidly growing number of engineering, scientific, and architectural professionals challenging the government's story.

By Muhammad Khurshid
Al-Qaeda Extends Network To Big Cities Of Pakistan
Pakistani leaders have now been accepting the fact that al-Qaeda is present in Pakistan. Terrorists have extended their network to the big cities of Pakistan. Now they have fixed their eyes on the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad.

By George Washington
The White House And Congress Knew Of The CIA Interrogation Tapes

By Steve Fournier
What Else Is On Those Tapes?
Obstruction of justice may well have been an important motive for those who erased the videotaped interrogations (and torture) of two Arab prisoners, but that doesn't rule out other motives. Why is there no discussion of the possibility that the tapes were destroyed to suppress the contents of the interviews, to keep the public from knowing what the prisoners actually said?

By Mark Goldes
Electricity Will Soon Be Supplied By Magnetic Energy Conversion Systems
.Magnetic energy conversion systems are likely to prove an extremely important method of rapidly reducing the need for all Greenhouse Gas producing fuels and avoiding a revival of nuclear power. They are a potential near-term energy source. A few such systems seem very likely to provide a practical way to turn future cars into power plants when parked � selling electricity to the local utility and earning substantial cash.

Iranian Intelligence
National Review Online Victor Davis Hanson : December 14, 2007
What are we to make of this mixed-up picture of Iran and its nuclear program? Last week’s U.S. National Intelligence Estimate states, with “high confidence,” that Iran quit trying to get a nuclear bomb in late 2003. That’s exactly the opposite of what the NIE reported just two years ago, when it claimed Iran’s ruling mullahs were still developing nuclear weapons. The reaction here at home to the new NIE was a good deal clearer than the often mealy-mouthed wording of the report. By an overwhelming margin, according to a Rasmussen poll conducted after the new NIE report’s findings were made public, Americans don’t buy that Iran has quit trying to go nuclear. They may be wiser than the intelligence minds who put together the new NIE. After all, oil-rich Iran continues to enrich uranium even though it doesn’t need new sources of energy. This enriched uranium can be used as terrorist dirty bombs or diverted to nuclear weapons rather quickly. So isn’t it a lose/lose situation if Iran still could be working toward being able to develop a bomb while our own intelligence services have now assured the world that that’s not the case? Yes — but the full answer is more complex, because the world itself has changed since the 2005 NIE even more than the unreliable opinions of our intelligence services have.

Two years ago, the growing furor over the Iraqi war had created the conventional wisdom that Iran had come out the real “winner.” Tehran’s archenemy, Saddam Hussein, had been removed. And Iran was able to tie down the U.S. in Iraq through its Shiite terrorist proxies. Meanwhile, with the U.S. busy in Iraq and the West split (former allies like France and Germany damned almost everything the U.S. did in the Middle East), Iran’s ruling mullahs got a pass to cause more trouble in Gaza and Lebanon with subsidies to Hezbollah and Hamas.

But that was then. With Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s election as president of Iran in August 2005, the United States was given a public relations bonanza. We no longer had to warn the world that the largely silent mullahs in Iran were unstable and dangerous. Loud-mouthed Ahmadinejad did all that and more for us. When he bragged that a mesmerized U.N. audience couldn't’t blink when he spoke, or that Israel should disappear from the map, the rest of the world on its own concluded that he was either outright crazy or scary — or both.

There are now pro-American governments in France and Germany.
Both are terrified about Iran. That’s understandable since both — unlike us — could soon very well be in range of Iran’s newest North Korean-made missiles.

Meanwhile, Iran’s other interests in the Middle East have taken a hit.
Hezbollah is still clearing out the mess from the 2006 Lebanon war; that will cost its Iranian patron billions in war reconstruction aid. Israel has proved that it can take out Syrian weapons facilities with ease; its recent raid of a suspected nuclear plant won the quiet applause of almost everyone in the Middle East.

Iraq is quieting down.
The country’s Shiite majority in the democratic government is increasingly acting a little more like nationalists than lackeys of Iran. And the entire Sunni Arab Middle East is lining up against Iran, scared stiff that its traditional rival may still go nuclear and shake them down for either tribute or cuts in oil production.

Internally, Iran gets worse each year.
It spent billions on subsidies for terrorists and a pricey nuclear bomb plant that its people will now hear was shut down. And Iranians still can’t figure out why gas is rationed when the country’s oil earns £90 Dollar per barrel of oil. If the government can’t keep the public happy at record oil prices, what would it do should the market soften? As the increasingly isolated Iranian economy tanks and the country becomes an international embarrassment, demonstrations against the government continue.

At one last week at the University of Tehran, a sign blared out “Live free or die” — the motto of New Hampshire.

What are we to make of this mixed-up picture of Iran and its nuclear program? With the new intelligence assessment, our allies got, and did not get, their wishes. There will probably be no American preemption against Iranian nuclear sites and, unfortunately, less American strong-arming for more sanctions on an Iran that seems to have been already reeling under the pressure. But there will also be for our allies the growing nightmare that a sneaky Iran could now think it is free to race to the nuclear finish line — something that will endanger them far more than us.

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