Monday, December 12, 2005

Our Press Awards

The media in the USA and Europe are sometimes described as being 'elitist' and 'boring'. Too often the media seem to be spouting propaganda straight from the Pentagon. Some people turn to the political 'blogs' to find the 'truth'.

However, the political blogs rely to a large extent on the mainstream media. The mainstream media are not all bad. We should continue to buy newspapers!

The following media outlets (they are not in any order of merit and there are several that I have no doubt left out but that should have been included) receive media awards from this humble little blog:

Scotland on Sunday.

Scotland on Sunday told us that a former Scottish police chief has given lawyers a signed statement claiming that key evidence in the Lockerbie bombing trial was fabricated.
The retired officer - of assistant chief constable rank or higher - has testified that the CIA planted the tiny fragment of circuit board crucial in convicting a Libyan for the 1989 mass murder of 270 people.

http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1855852005

The Sunday-Herald.

The Sunday Herald told us of the UN claim that the Lockerbie trial was rigged.

http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/27c/360.html

The Sunday Herald has revealed much information about the dirty war in Ireland.

http://www.sundayherald.com/12148 The Scot behind the dirty war.
http://cryptome.org/fru-stakeknife.htm IRA torturer Stakeknife reportedly worked for the British.
http://www.serve.com/pfc/fru/fru12022k1a.html
The Force Research Unit 'My unit conspired in the murder of civilians in Ireland'

The Irish Echo

The Irish Echo reported on allegations of a CIA link to arms sales to the IRA. http://www.irishecho.com/newspaper/story.cfm?id=12401

The Guardian.

The Guardian receives our award because it has mentioned Operation Northwoods and has reported how, in Belgium, the US launched a terrorism campaign, (killing shoppers in stores, anything to create an atmosphere of fear) http://www.cpa.org.au/garchve4/1066cult.html

The Guardian also reported that in connection with the London bombs, former UK cabinet minister Meacher says MI6 is trying to cover its tracks. http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1566916,00.html

Michael Meacher - The War on Terrorism is bogus http://politics.guardian.co.uk/attacks/comment/0,1320,1036772,00.html

The Guardian told us about PEOPLE POWER - CIA CONNECTION

The Bristol Evening News.

Bristol Evening Post report on David Shayler's claims that 9 11 was the work of elements of the US government and that Blair worked for MI5

The Australian.

The Australian reported that the Indonesian security services may have played a part in the Bali bomb blasts.
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,16898139^29277,00.html

The New Zealand Listener.

The Listener reported on the links between the security services and the 'Islamic terrorists' in Algeria. 'In recent years, firm evidence has begun to emerge from Algerian military sources and leading academics that the dreaded GIA has been – perhaps from the outset and certainly under Zitouni's bloody leadership – a dummy, or "screen" organisation managed by French/Algerian counter-intelligence.' http://www.listener.co.nz/default,1457.sm

The Times and The Mail.

Both The Times and The Mail reviewed the book '9/11 Revealed: Challenging the Facts behind the War on Terror' by Ian Henshall and Rowland Morgan http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2102-1757744,00.html
9 11 Revealed - The Daily Mail

CNN.

CNN reminded us of that the Former New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange has claimed that ex-U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle threatened to have him "liquidated" over his country's anti-nuclear policy in the 1980s. http://archives.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/auspac/03/28/nz.lange/

Newsweek

Newsweek told us about the 9 11 hijackers. According to Newsweek: "THREE OF THE alleged hijackers listed their address on drivers licenses and car registrations as the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.—known as the “Cradle of U.S. Navy Aviation,” according to a high-ranking U.S. Navy source. Another of the alleged hijackers may have been trained in strategy and tactics at the Air War College in Montgomery, Ala., said another high-ranking Pentagon official. The fifth man may have received language instruction at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tex."

http://prisonplanet.com/alleged_hijackers_may_trained_us_bases.html

El Mundo (Spain).

El Mundo (and The Times) told us about the links between the Madrid bombers and the security services. http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=1966

The Sydney Morning Herald.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported on 2 November 2002: "Some time around the 30 October 2002, senior officers in the Indonesian military HQ gave a piece of information to a military attache from a Western embassy in Indonesia -the source of explosive used in the October 12 bombing in Bali was the head of the counter-terrorism unit with the army's special forces."

The Cambridge Evening News.

The Cambridge Evening news reported the words of 7 July London bomb survivor Bruce Lait: "The policeman said 'mind that hole, that's where the bomb was'. The metal was pushed upwards as if the bomb was underneath the train. They seem to think the bomb was left in a bag, but I don't remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag."
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/region_wide/2005/07/11/83e33146-09af-4421-b2f4-1779a86926f9.lpf

Le Figaro.

Le Figaro told us about bin Laden meeting the CIA while staying in an American hospital just before 9 11. http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/RIC111B.html

The Seattle Times.

The Seattle Times told us about Haroon Rashid Aswat - 'the London bomb mastermind'

The BBC.

From the BBC's Newsnight: "The younger Bush made his first million 20 years ago with an oil company partly funded by Salem Bin Laden's chief US representative. Young George also received fees as director of a subsidiary of Carlyle Corporation, a little known private company which has, in just a few years of its founding, become one of Americas biggest defence contractors. His father, Bush Senior, is also a paid advisor. And what became embarrassing was the revelation that the Bin Ladens held a stake in Carlyle..."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/events/newsnight/1645527.stm

The BBC told us about Dr Ewen Cameron. "Cameron subjected his unsuspecting patients to massive electric shocks and a cocktail of powerful drugs in a 'brainwashing' programme funded by the CIA." Dr D. Ewen Cameron

The Independent.

The Independent reported that in his testimony before a US military tribunal, Bisher al-Rawi claims that he acted as a "go-between" for MI5 and Abu Qatada, "the militant Islamic cleric alleged to be al-Qa'ida's "spiritual leader" in Europe." Former Justice Dept. prosecutor John Loftus claims alleged London bombing mastermind Haroon Rashid Aswat is a "double agent" who "works for the MI6".

Apologies to all those other excellent media outlets that I have missed out. There are too many to mention them all.


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