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October 8, 2011

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Today's Third Rail Topics:

Letter from a Tea Partier On Why It's Hard to Support Ron Paul

My Tea Party Friends,
This is one main reason [my husband] and I find it hard to support Ron Paul. In this regard he'd be worse than Obama. At least Obama is dropping bombs on them all. Am I off base? I'm for going in, pounding the enemy, bringing our people home and not building schools, roads, bridges in foreign enemy countries ---- we need building here in the US!
Sincerely, Lynn

Ron Paul, Civil Liberties Groups Decry Killing of American Militant Without a Trial

Dear Tea Party Folks Who Agree with Lynn, Above... Please Read and Listen to the Information Below

Our Imperial Wars Were Planned at the Very Top, And the Agenda Has Nothing To Do With Protecting Your Rights or Securing Your Property

General Wesley Clark in an interview with Democracy Now Amy Goodman in 2007, reveals the US plan to invade and take over 7 countries, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Lybia, Somalia, Sudan, And Iran, before we even invaded Afghanistan. The first part of the plan was revealed 10 days after 9/11 and was expanded to included the other nations. Clark is quoted as saying the invasion wasn't based on links to Al-Queda or any other intelligence reports but just because the US has an army that is great at taking over other nations.

Anwar Al Awlaki - Dined at the Pentagon with the Secretary of the Army's Office of Government Counsel
9/11 - Terrorist? Or Pentagon / CIA Asset?

More follow up on this matter:“impressed”-with-terrorist’s-presentation/

The Underwear Bomber Was a US Intelligence Asset and Officials Either Helped Plan His Attempted Bombing, and/or Are Covering Up Their Complicity

Congressional hearing reveals US intelligence agencies shielded Flight 253 bomber

"The revelation that US intelligence agencies made a deliberate decision to allow Abdulmutallab to board the commercial flight, without any special airport screening, has been buried in the media."

"At the January 27 hearing, Leiter said that there had been “multiple” points of failure in the US government’s response to warnings of the impending attack. However, all three government officials testifying—Kennedy, Leiter and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary Jane Lute—said no disciplinary action would be taken.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was invited to the hearing and was in Washington at the time, refused to attend. She did not notify committee members beforehand. Napolitano was widely criticized for claiming on December 27 that the “system worked” prior to, during and after the attempted bombing.
Official testimony now records that US intelligence agencies deliberately let Abdulmutallab board Flight 253, putting the lives of hundreds of passengers at risk, in the course of an as yet undisclosed intelligence operation. Whether US agencies were unaware of Abdulmutallab’s plans, or consciously decided to allow an attack to proceed, remains unclear."

Anwar al-Awlaki, US Born Citizen, Assassinated by Obama's Order With NO Due Process & the Mainstream Media is Complicit in Propagandizing that Awlaki Was Guilty by Association

"The CIA and the US military have used drones to target al-Qaida officials in Yemen and had placed Awlaki near the top of a hit list. The US president, Barack Obama, authorised a request to target Awlaki in April last year, making him the first US citizen to be a legal target for assassination in the post-9/11 years."

Umar the Underwear Bomber Purportedly Visited Awlaki's Home in 2009

"Rashad al-Alimi, Yemen's deputy prime minister for defence and security, said Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian man who tried to detonate explosives aboard an airliner over Detroit, had gone to Awlaki's home during a trip to Yemen late in 2009."

Awlaki Purportedly Tied to Terrorist Attacks, But Where's the Evidence?

[Purported Fort Hood shooter] Hasan's first email to Awlaki asked if the cleric could justify, under Islamic law, the killing of American soldiers on US soil. The email was sent on 17 December 2008 and was intercepted by the FBI, who failed to stop Hasan before the killings 11 months later. Even after the cleric's contacts with the Fort Hood killer were known, he appeared to be operating freely in Yemen.

The Drone Hit Was Unlawful & Is a Slippery Slope

"Is this the world we want? Where the president of the United States can place an American citizen, or anyone else for that matter, living outside a war zone on a targeted assassination list, and then have him murdered by drone strike.
This was the very result we at the Center for Constitutional Rights and the ACLU feared when we brought a case in US federal court on behalf of Anwar al-Awlaki's father, hoping to prevent this targeted killing. We lost the case on procedural grounds, but the judge considered the implications of the practice as raising "serious questions", asking:

"Can the executive order the assassination of a US citizen without first affording him any form of judicial process whatsoever, based on the mere assertion that he is a dangerous member of a terrorist organisation?"

So, IF Awlaki was so bad, why did we not have Congress issue a lawful order to kill him via Letters of Marque and Reprisal?

Imagine Armed Chinese Troops In Texas


That the CIA could destroy its videotapes of 9/11 conspirator interrogations without penalty is a shocking and criminal abuse of power with no authority

"But with those orders pending, the CIA destroyed the very evidence it was legally compelled to preserve. With at least the knowledge, if not direction, of White House officials, they did so almost certainly with the intent of preventing the world from seeing how they treated detainees in their custody – with torture – but the effect was to prevent the 9/11 Commission and multiple courts from learning what al-Qaida operatives said (or did not say) about 9/11 and other matters under investigation.
That is why the CIA's actions were so clearly criminal: destroying evidence one knows is relevant to a lawful investigation or a judicial proceeding is the very essence of "obstruction of justice". Individuals are routinely prosecuted and imprisoned in the US for such acts in far less serious cases. So egregious and deliberate was the CIA's criminality – purposely destroying evidence relevant to the most significant terrorist attack in history on US soil – that not even Hamilton and Kean were willing to paper over it."