"Rich had access to leaked DNC emails - Part 1 of in-depth, investigative report into Rich's murder
"This article is Part 1 in a series of three articles investigating the Seth Rich murder. Hillary’s campaign was lax on cybersecurity, inviting cyberattacks, hacks and leaks. By conspiring with the DNC to make sure Sanders did not have a chance of winning, Hillary invited backlash from Sanders-supporters within the DNC. This series of articles explores the evidence that Seth Rich, a young, progressive operative hired to an IT position by the DNC, leaked to WikiLeaks thousands of John Podesta’s emails.
"The breakthrough in this series of articles is the attempt to apply intelligence analytical techniques to sort out the various known cybersecurity attacks on the Democrats during the 2016 presidential campaign to determine the rogue agent responsible for each separate known cybersecurity attack.
"... Ultimately, though the course of the 2016 campaign, Hillary’s personal email server was hacked, the NGP VAN system was hacked, the DNC was hacked, the Sanders campaign was hacked, and the Clinton campaign was hacked.
"Seth Rich was reportedly a leaker, not a hacker, and his sole offense was to steal and leak documents out of the Clinton campaign.
"As we shall see in the second article in this series, identifying and distinguishing each hacking incident that plagued the Democrats during the 2016 presidential campaign is critical in unraveling the mystery of Seth Rich’s murder.
"... The leaks that plagued the DNC and Hillary’s campaign stemmed from internal conflicts of interest.
"These conflicts developed when the Sanders campaign (and Sanders loyalists working in the DNC and even within Hillary’s campaign) realized the DNC under Debbie Wasserman Schultz was implementing a plan developed in conjunction with Clinton campaign top operatives to steal the Democratic Party nomination from Sanders by rigging the primary contests and subsequent delegate count in Clinton’s favor.
"... The first sub-point is this: Hillary Clinton and the DNC left themselves open to leaks from within once Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Donna Bazile at the DNC decided to throw the primary elections for Hillary – all email leaks in 2016 involved Hillary Clinton, not Bernie Sanders.
"The second sub-point is this: No information of any importance was ever hacked or leaked out of the Bernie Sanders campaign – certainly no emails, no campaign files, and no voter data.
"... Editor’s Note: Imran Awan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT staffer who is under investigation for data breaches, had easy access to internal DNC emails. Schultz was caught on tape threatening the Chief of Capitol Police to return one of Awan’s laptops secured as evidence. Awan recently fled to Pakistan. If he had easy access, Rich would’ve as well, and Rich, a progressive idealist, had more motive to leak DNC emails, as the article above reveals."
"Trump said Tuesday evening that an intelligence briefing on Russia’s cyber activities “was delayed until Friday" and suggested that intelligence agencies weren't prepared. NBC News reported, however, that the briefing was always planned for Friday.
"The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!" the president-elect wrote on Twitter.
"“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
"“So even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.”"
February 21, 2017
Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell Wants to Kill Russians 'Covertly'
"The top CIA official, who twice served as the acting director of the agency, and worked with Clinton while she was secretary of state, told PBS host Charlie Rose that Iran and Russia should “pay a big price” in Syria – and by that he meant killing them.
"We need to make the Iranians pay a price in Syria, we need to make the Russians pay a price,” he continued.
"When asked if that meant killing Russians and Iranians, Morell fully agreed, qualifying the answer with “covertly.”
"Tell the world about it, right?” he went on. “You don’t stand up at the Pentagon and say ‘we did this,’ but you make sure they know it in Moscow and Tehran.""
"To read the online commentary, one would think that President Trump just fundamentally corrupted the American character. You would think that the executive order on refugees he signed yesterday betrayed America’s Founding ideals. You might even think he banned people from an entire faith from American shores.
"... you can read the entire executive order from start to finish, re-read it, then read it again, and you will not find a Muslim ban. It’s not there. Nowhere.
"... The bottom line is that Trump is improving security screening and intends to admit refugees at close to the average rate of the 15 years before Obama’s dramatic expansion in 2016. Obama’s expansion was a departure from recent norms, not Trump’s contraction.
"... So, what did Trump do? Did he implement his promised Muslim ban? No, far from it. He backed down dramatically from his campaign promises and instead signed an executive order dominated mainly by moderate refugee restrictions and temporary provisions aimed directly at limiting immigration from jihadist conflict zones. Let’s analyze the key provisions, separate the fact from the hysteria, and introduce just a bit of historical perspective."
"The Immigration and Nationality Act, or INA, was created in 1952. Before the INA, a variety of statutes governed immigration law but were not organized in one location. The McCarran-Walter bill of 1952, Public Law No. 82-414, collected and codified many existing provisions and reorganized the structure of immigration law. The Act has been amended many times over the years, but is still the basic body of immigration law.
"The INA is divided into titles, chapters, and sections. Although it stands alone as a body of law, the Act is also contained in the United States Code (U.S.C.). The code is a collection of all the laws of the United States. It is arranged in fifty subject titles by general alphabetic order. Title 8 of the U.S. Code is but one of the fifty titles and deals with "Aliens and Nationality". When browsing the INA or other statutes you will often see reference to the U.S. Code citation. For example, Section 208 of the INA deals with asylum, and is also contained in 8 U.S.C. 1158. Although it is correct to refer to a specific section by either its INA citation or its U.S. code, the INA citation is more commonly used."
"Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.
"We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people.
"Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come.
"We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.
"Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent. Thank you.
"Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you, the people.
"For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.
"Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth.
"Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.
"The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.
"Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
"That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.
"It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.
"This is your day. This is your celebration.
"And this, the United States of America, is your country.
"What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.
"January 20, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.
"The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.
"Everyone is listening to you now.
"You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.
"At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.
"Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.
"These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.
"But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge; and the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.
"This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
"We are one nation – and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.
"The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.
"For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry; subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military; we’ve defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own; and spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.
"We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.
"One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind.
"The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world.
"But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.
"We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.
"From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.
"From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first.
"Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.
"We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.
"I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down.
"America will start winning again, winning like never before.
"We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams.
"We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.
"We will get our people off of welfare and back to work – rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.
"We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American.
"We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.
"We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.
"We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones – and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth.
"At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.
"When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.
"The Bible tells us: “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”
"We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.
"When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.
"There should be no fear – we are protected, and we will always be protected.
"We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.
"Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger.
"In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving.
"We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action – constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.
"The time for empty talk is over.
"Now arrives the hour of action.
"Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.
"We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.
"We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.
"A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights, and heal our divisions.
"It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.
"And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.
"So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words:
"You will never be ignored again.
"Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams, will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.
"Together, we will make America strong again.
"We will make America wealthy again.
"We will make America proud again.
"We will make America safe again.
"And, yes, together, we will make America great again. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America."
Build up America instead of destroying nations overseas. What a concept!
November 10, 2016
C L I N T O N E M A I L S
REQUIRE A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR, INDICTMENTS, CONVICTIONS - ACCOUNTABILITY
George Webb on Eric Braverman [YouTube Channel | Twitter Account ]
Former Clinton Foundation CEO, Eric Braverman, is missing. Believed to have leaked incriminating documents. Suspected of applying for political asylum at the Russian embassy.
"Dr. Steve Pieczenik, former US State Dept. official, explains how the world has transformed from a militaristic fore-structure to one where economic and psychological warfare become the predominant tools of a new generation."
The Democrats are going to TRY to "steal the next election.
"The issue is both voter-fraud and election theft through manipulation of the computerized voting machines. The truth is both parties have used these DIEBOLD/ PES voting machines to rig results of elections at the state and federal election. The party in power in a given state controls the programming of the voting machines.
"We now know, thanks to the hacked e-mails from the Democratic National Committee that the Clintons had to cheat and rig the system to steal the Democratic nomination from Bernie Sanders. Why wouldn’t they try to steal the election from Donald Trump?
"If this election is close, THEY WILL STEAL IT.
"The Washington Post even ran an editorial saying it was “impossible” to steal an election. Then, incredibly, Barrack Obama called Donald Trump’s concerns about a rigged election “ridiculous.”
"Plus they intend to flood the polls with illegals. Liberal enclaves already let illegals vote in their local and state elections and now they want them to vote in the Presidential election.
"What can we do to stop this outrageous steal? We must step up to the plate and do this vital job? That’s why I am working with a staticians attorneys and computer experts to find and make public any result which has been rigged
"We at THE EMERGENCY COMMITTEE TO STOP THE STEAL WILL:
Demand inspection of the software used to program the voting machines in every jurisdiction prior to the beginning of voting by an independent and truly non-partisan third party.
Conduct targeted EXIT-POLLING in targeted states and targeted localities that we believe the Democrats could manipulate based on their local control, to determine if the results of the vote have been skewed by manipulation.
Retain the countries foremost experts on voting machine fraud to help us both prevent and detect voting machine manipulation by putting in a place to monitor polling, review the results and compare them to EXIT POLLS we must conduct.
Recruit trained poll watchers for the key precincts in key states to monitor voting for fraud. Between the Trump campaign and our efforts we believe we can cover every precinct in the crucial states.
"This vital voter registration plan must begin a soon as possible. We need to raise the $1 million required to ensure an honest count.
"Under the law, you—or your corporation—can contribute in any amount. Won’t you send $10,000 for this vital program today? Of course $5,000 or even $2,500 would be a great help. If you can send $5,000 or $10,000 or more it would be a Godsend.
"There are no limits on how much you can give the Stop the Steal and corporate contributions are acceptable. (But we don’t take donations from lobbyists as a matter of policy.)
"Will you help us prevent the THEFT of the 2016 Presidential election. This is our best chance to stop the Democrats from stealing the election from Donald Trump. Help us fight a rigged system."
"The online voting plan was contained in a 67-page hacked file detailing the September 29-30, 2014 Open Society U.S. Programs board meeting in New York.
"A significant portion of the board meeting was dedicated to methods the Foundation’s U.S. Programs (USP) could use to further the use of President Obama’s executive action authority to bypass Congress during Obama’s final two years in office.
"The Open Society, together with partner grantees, assembled a general list of potential presidential executive actions on numerous issues. Significantly, the Soros-backed group zeroed in on the expansion of online voting."
Trump Correct about the
Classified 28 Pages from the official report of the
Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities
Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001
Photo by Gerald Herbert / Associated Press of President George W. Bush & Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah,
Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas, April 2005
Less than four years after the 9/11 attack upon the United States.
George Bush classified documents implicating Saudi Arabia
in the attack upon the American people.
The cover-up of 9/11 nation-state participants starts with the George W. Bush Adminsitration but has continued through the Obama Administration. So those conducting this cover-up are above the office of the President of the United States. It is as non-partisan as it is un-American.
Now it's time to pull back the curtain by declassifying the 28 Pages and allowing the international chips to fall where they may. As former US Senator Bob Graham says, "[This] issue ... may seem stale to some, but it is as current as the headlines that we will read today."
Donald Trump is the man to do it. VOTE for an end of the lies of 9/11. VOTE for 9/11 accountability. VOTE for Donald Trump for President of the United States of America and lets Make America Greater Than It's Ever Been.
• DONALD TRUMP:
"We went after Iraq, they did not knock down the World Trade Center. It wasn’t the Iraqis that knocked down the World Trade Center, we went after Iraq, we decimated the country, Iran’s taking over, okay.
"But it wasn’t the Iraqis, you will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center. Because they have papers in there that are very secret, you may find it’s the Saudis, okay? But you will find out."
-- Donald J. Trump, February 17, 2016, campaign event in Bluffton, SC (Video)
"... in April 2016, the New York Times published that a 2002 congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks had found that Saudi officials living in the United States at the time had a hand in the plot. The commission's conclusions, said the paper, were specified in a report that has not been released publicly.
"On April 28, 2016, the London-based Saudi daily Al-Hayat published an exceptionally harsh article on this topic by Saudi legal expert Katib Al-Shammari, who argued that the U.S. itself had planned and carried out 9/11, while placing the blame on a shifting series of others – first Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, then Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, and now Saudi Arabia. He wrote that American threats to reveal documents that supposedly point to Saudi involvement in 9/11 are part of standard U.S. policy of exposing archival documents to use as leverage against various countries – which he calls "victory by means of archives."
"... Following are excerpts from Al-Shammari's article:
"... "September 11 is one of winning cards in the American archives, because all the wise people in the world who are experts on American policy and who analyze the images and the videos [of 9/11] agree unanimously that what happened in the [Twin] Towers was a purely American action, planned and carried out within the U.S. Proof of this is the sequence of continuous explosions that dramatically ripped through both buildings... Expert structural engineers demolished them with explosives, while the planes crashing [into them] only gave the green light for the detonation – they were not the reason for the collapse. But the U.S. still spreads blame in all directions. [This policy] can be dubbed 'victory by means of archives.'"
"A coalition of 9/11 families have been fighting for the right to sue Saudi Arabia for its role in the attacks. A bill allowing them to do so has just been crippled.
"The section added by Schumer to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act is titled "Stay of Actions Pending State Negotiations." It allows the secretary of state to suspend litigation proceedings as long as they can "certify" that the U.S. government is "engaged in good-faith discussions with the foreign-state defendant concerning the resolution of claims against the foreign state."
"... By editing the bill in this way Schumer has ensured that even if the bill passes the state will be able to block legal action, effectively denying 9/11 families the right to justice."
"Saudi Arabia appears to be blackmailing the US, saying it would sell off American assets worth a 12-digit figure sum in dollars if Congress passes a bill allowing the Saudi government to be held responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
"The warning was delivered by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir last month during a visit to Washington, the New York Times reported. He said his country would sell up to $750 billion in US treasury securities and other assets before the bill puts them in jeopardy.
"Under the current US law, foreign nations have a degree of immunity from being sued in American courts. The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 is one of the reasons why families of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks largely failed to bring to court the Saudi royal family and charities over suspicion of financially supporting the attacks.
"The bill introduced in the Senate would waiver the immunity for cases involving terrorist attacks that kill US citizens on US soil. Introduced by Republican Senator John Cornyn and Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer, it managed to overcome partisan divisions in the US legislation and passed without dissent through the Judiciary Committee in January.
"“As our nation confronts new and expanding terror networks that are targeting our citizens, stopping the funding source for terrorists becomes even more important,” Senator Cornyn said last month.
"Possible links between the perpetrators of the attack and Saudi Arabia may be hiding in 28 classified pages of the 2002 congressional report on 9/11, which allegedly describe how Saudi Arabian nationals with links to the government financially assisted the 19 hijackers who flew airplanes into World Trade Center and the Pentagon."
"Alex Jones discusses and plays a clip where Donald Trump mercilessly attacks the lies surrounding 9/11."
[Ed: The clip also includes comments by other elected officials characterizing the importance of the 28 Pages.]
• TERRY STRADA:
"When former President George W. Bush classified the 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry, he effectively protected the people who gave financial and logistical aid to at least some of the 19 hijackers, while they were here in this country. He effectively denied the 9/11 victims and survivors, and the American people, the truth about who was behind the worst attack on American soil. By hiding the truth about who financed 9/11, the guilty parties have gone unpunished, free to continue financing terrorist organizations, and, as a consequence, we have witnessed the creation of branches of al-Qaeda, like ISIS, grow at an alarming rate."
-- Terry Strada, co-chair of 9/11 Families and Victims United for Justice Against Terrorism, Capitol Hill press conference accompanying the reintroduction of a House resolution urging the president to declassify a 28-page finding on foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers, January 11, 2015, Source: 28Pages.org
• Former US Senator BOB GRAHAM:
"The 28 pages primarily relate to who financed 9/11 and they point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier ... Given the nature of the Kingdom, I’m speaking of the Kingdom. In fact . . . when any institution, whether it’s a financial institution, a charitable or religious institution is raised as a possible coconspirator in 9/11, the Kingdom throws the blanket of sovereign immunity over every entity. So it is a society in which it is difficult to make the kinds of distinctions between public, private, religious, that we would in the United States.
". . . After 9/11, it was clear that the Congress was going to be called upon to conduct some form of an inquiry as to what happened. The decision by the leadership, was to combine the Intelligence Committees of the House and the Senate into a single body; for the first time in the history of the Congress that that had occurred, for purposes of carrying out this Inquiry. The Inquiry took the year of 2002. It included hundreds of witnesses, tens of thousands of pages of documentation, leading up to an over-800-page report which was submitted in December of 2002. Some six months later, the declassified version emerged, and we were shocked to see that an important chapter in the report . . . had been eliminated . . .
". . . Shortly after the declassification process ended, a letter was prepared, signed by almost half of the membership of the United States Senate, bipartisan,including, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, and Senator [Hillary] Clinton of New York, all calling upon President Bush to release the 28 pages.
"What have been the consequences of this refusal to release the pages? And let me say, while the 28 pages are maybe the most important and the most prominent, they are by no means the only example of where information that is important to understanding the full extent of 9/11 have also been withheld from the American people. So the comments I’m going to make are specifically about the 28 pages, but more generally about a pattern of cover-up, that for 12 years, has kept the American people from a full understanding, of the most horrific attack against the United States in its history.
"The consequences, in my judgment are three:
"One, is a denial of the truth. A core question in 9/11 is, did these 19 people act alone, or did they have a network of support which facilitated their ability to carry out a very complex plot. No one who has looked closely at the facts, including the individuals that I just named, has come to a conclusion other than that it is highly improbable that the 19 people could have acted alone. Yet, the official position of the United States government has been that they did act alone, and that there is no necessity for further inquiry into the question of whether there was a support network.
". . . The second issue, is the issue of justice. Some 3,000 members of the families who were lost on 9/11 have been trying for years to get justice through our system for the losses that they have suffered. The position of the United States government has been to protect Saudi Arabia, at virtually every step of the judicial process. When the United States government was called upon to take a position, it has been a position adverse to the interests of the United States citizens seeking justice, and protective of the government which, in my judgment, was the most responsible for that network of support.
". . . The third consequence is the issue of national security, and frequently those who have defended nondisclosure, have said, this cannot be made available to the American people, because it would be adverse to our national security. It will affect methods and sources of information, or other information that is inappropriate to be made publicly known. As the two Congressmen have just said, they both read the report — not 12 years ago, as I participated in writing the report — but they have read it recently, and have both come to the same conclusion that we did, a dozen years ago, that there is no threat to national security in disclosure.
"I’m going to make the case today, that there’s a threat to national security by non-disclosure, and we saw another chapter of that, today, in Paris.
"Here are some facts:
"The Saudis know what they did. They are not persons who are unaware of the consequences of their government’s actions. Second, the Saudis know that we know what they did! Somebody in the Federal government has read these 28 pages, someone in the Federal government has read all the other documents that have been covered up so far. And the Saudis know that.
"What would you think the Saudis’ position would be, if they knew what they had done, they knew that the United States knew what they had done, and they also observed that the United States had taken a position of either passivity, or actual hostility to letting those facts be known? What would the Saudi government do in that circumstance, which is precisely where they have been, for more than a decade?
"Well, one, they have continued, maybe accelerated their support for one of the most extreme forms of Islam, Wahhabism, throughout the world, particularly in the Middle East. And second, they have supported their religious fervor, with financial and other forms of support, of the institutions which were going to carry out those extreme forms of Islam. Those institutions have included mosques, madrassas, and military. Al-Qaeda was a creature of Saudi Arabia; the regional groups such as al-Shabaab have been largely creatures of Saudi Arabia; and now, ISIS is the latest creature!
"Yes, I hope and I trust that the United States will crush ISIS, but if we think that is the definition of victory, we are being very naive! ISIS is a consequence, not a cause — it is a consequence of the spread of extremism, largely by Saudi Arabia, and if it is crushed, there will be another institution established, financed, supported, to carry on the cause.
"So the consequences of our passivity to Saudi Arabia, have been that we have tolerated this succession of institutions, violent, extreme, extremely hurtful to the region of the Middle East, and a threat to the world, as we saw this morning in Paris.
"So I conclude by saying, this is a very important issue. It may seem stale to some, but it is as current as the headlines that we will read today. It is an issue that goes to the core of the United States’ contract with its people, that the people would give the government the credibility and support to govern; the government would give the people the information upon which they can make good judgments, as to the appropriateness of governmental action. It’s as fundamental as justice to our people, who have suffered so, by this evil union of extremism and a very powerful nation-state. And it is the security of the people of the United States of America.
"So, I again thank the Congressmen for their leadership. I hope that they will soon be joined by a rising tide of other members of Congress who recognize the importance of this issue. And then, finally, that the President of the United States will declare that he is going to adopt the Lincolnesque standard of full disclosure, and rely on the intelligence and judgment and patriotism of the American people to decide what the appropriate course of action should be."
-- former Senator Bob Graham, who was the co-chair of the Joint Inquiry, Capitol Hill press conference accompanying the reintroduction of a House resolution urging the president to declassify a 28-page finding on foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers, January 11, 2015, Source: 28Pages.org
• 28Pages.org An information & activism hub for the growing movement to declassify 28 pages on foreign government ties to 9/11
"I went into the soundproof, secret room here in Congress and read those 28 pages. And it was a really disturbing event for me to read those. I had to stop every two or three pages and rearrange my perception of history. And it's that fundamental - those 28 pages.... It certainly changes your view of the Middle East... We need to declassify those 28 pages.... the American people deserve to know what happened and what led up to 9/11 so that we can prevent the next one."
-- Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)
• Congressional Record: October 28, 2003 (Senate) Page S13349-S13372 / FAS
"Sense of the Senate on declassifying portions of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001.
(a) Findings.--The Senate finds that--
(1) The President has prevented the release to the American public of 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001.
(2) The contents of the redacted pages discuss sources of foreign support for some of the September 11th hijackers while they were in the United States.
(3) The Administration's decision to classify this information prevents the American people from having access to information about the involvement of certain foreign governments in the terrorist attacks of September 2001."
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Robert Treat Paine
June 23, 2016
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