War on Terror
Oct 17 2006, 10:50 PM
Oct 20 2006, 03:27 PM
Breaking The Silence
Truth and Lies in the War on Terror
by award-winning journalist John Pilger
excellent documentary - thanks to datars for uploading this high quality version onto google
One of Alex Jones' best works to date
The Great Conspiracy
"The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw"
From Barrie Zwicker
The Power of Nightmares
"Great documentary about the illusion of terror and politics"
The Usual Suspects
Clips of bin Laden speaking, excerpts from the confession tape, and some of the alleged hijackers speaking.
*Note from librarian; I don't know who put this together, obviously the Pentagon image behind the al-Qaeda member etc. was added by someone - but this is an oft mentioned video so I chose to include it (four parts).
The National Security Strategy
of the United States of America
George W. Bush
THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 17, 2002
(followed by text of a number of post-9/11 speeches by President Bush that spell out the Nation's new foreign policy, including Bush's address at the National Cathedral)
Elements of a National Policy
By Ashton B. Carter, John M. Deutch and Philip D. Zelikow
A Report of Visions of Governance for the Twenty-First Century
A Project of the John F. Kennedy School of Government
©1998 by the Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University and the Board of Trustees of Harvard University
QUOTE (about a quarter of the way down...)
Readers should imagine the possibilities for themselves, because the most serious constraint on current policy is lack of imagination. An act of catastrophic terrorism that killed thousands or tens of thousands of people and/or disrupted the necessities of life for hundreds of thousands, or even millions, would be a watershed event in America’s history. It could involve loss of life and property unprecedented for peacetime and undermine Americans’ fundamental sense of security within their own borders in a manner akin to the 1949 Soviet atomic bomb test, or perhaps even worse. Constitutional liberties would be challenged as the United States sought to protect itself from further attacks by pressing against allowable limits in surveillance of citizens, detention of suspects, and the use of deadly force. More violence would follow, either as other terrorists seek to imitate this great "success" or as the United States strikes out at those considered responsible. Like Pearl Harbor, such an event would divide our past and future into a "before" and "after."
QUOTE (about a third of the way down...)
On the other hand, domestic law enforcement has many techniques for gathering data, including lawful wiretaps and grand jury investigations. Much of the yield from these efforts is, in turn, closed off to the national security community by law or regulation, to safeguard constitutional rights.8This was written in 1998. Co-author Philip D. Zelikow is a Washington insider who served as co-chairman on the 9/11 commission.
We believe the U.S. needs a new institution to gather intelligence on terrorism, with particular attention to the threat of catastrophic terrorism. We call this new institution a National Terrorism Intelligence Center. This Center would be responsible for collection management, analysis, dissemination of information, and warning of suspected catastrophic terrorist acts. The Center would need the statutory authority to:
· monitor and provide warning of terrorist threats to relevant agencies of the U.S. government, supporting defense or intelligence operations, as well as law enforcement;
· set integrated collection requirements for gathering information for all the intelligence agencies or bureaus of the U.S. government;
· receive and store all lawfully collected, relevant information from any government agency, including law enforcement wiretaps and grand jury information;
· analyze all forms of relevant information to produce integrated reports that could be disseminated to any agency that needed them, while restricting dissemination of underlying domestic wiretap and grand jury information;
· review planned collection and intelligence programs of all agencies directed toward terrorist targets to determine the adequacy and balance among these efforts in preparation of the President’s proposed budget;
· facilitate international cooperation in counterterrorism intelligence, including the bilateral efforts of individual agencies;
· not manage operational activities or take on the task of general intelligence about the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (now coordinated in the Director of Central Intelligence Nonproliferation Center);
· be exempt from motions for pretrial discovery in the trials of indicted criminals.
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