Zebra 3 Report by Joe Anybody
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
About Time Some Common Sense & Decency is Afforded to us Citizens
Now Playing: White House "tries" to block "public records" - Sorry Boys!
Visitor Log is
12/18/07 -- Posted by Catherine Morgan
Smacks Down on
White House Log Secrecy
Why in the world do White House visitor logs need to be a national secret? Well, when all else fails the Bush administration usually plays the "Threat to National Security" card. No surprise here, that is exactly what they did. However, on Monday, a federal judge rejected the Bush administration argument for secrecy, and ruled that the visitor logs are subject to the Freedom of Information Act and are public information. This is from The Carpetbagger Report...
For several years now, White House visitor logs have been a major point of contention with the Bush gang.
About a year ago, for example, when Dick Cheney insisted that his visitor logs remain classified, the WaPo sued the administration for access. A federal judge eventually ruled that the logs were public information, prompting Cheney to direct the Justice Department to block the decision on national security grounds.
But that’s just the start of the Bush gang’s log problem. In June, Cheney instructed the Secret Service to destroy copies of visitor logs. A few months prior, the White House told the Secret Service that while it maintains the visitor logs, the logs don’t actually belong to the Secret Service, which means FOIA doesn’t apply.
Other bloggers are talking about this latest triumph over secrecy... The FOI Advocate
Blue Girl, Red State
Jason Daley has a post on what the secret service log looked like on one particular day.
So, what do you think about this? Should the White House visitor log be public? Do you think it's a threat to national security? Would you vote for a presidential candidate that intended to maintain such a high level of secrecy?
Z3 Readers click here to go to the original post and to read the comments that have been posted there.
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 7:10 PM PST
Monday, 22 October 2007
FAIR GAME - an article by Valerie Plame Wilson
Now Playing: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House
Telling the (Edited) Inside Story
This was copied for the Zebra3 Report from the link below
By Alan Coopermansenior editor for non-fiction at Book World
Monday, October 22, 2007; Page C01
My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House
By Valerie Plame Wilson
Simon & Schuster. 411 pp. $26
Mothers who are spies, it turns out, face the same juggling act as other working moms.
After a year at home following the birth of twins, Valerie Plame Wilson returned to work in April 2001 in the Iraq branch of the CIA's Counterproliferation Division. "When I had to deal with pressing operational issues I had no choice but to bring the toddlers into my office on a Saturday," she writes in her memoir, published this week. "Making decisions on how much money to offer a potential asset while handing crayons to my daughter who sat under my desk was strange indeed, but not without humor."
Since senior administration officials whispered "Valerie Plame" and "CIA" in the same breath to half a dozen journalists in 2003, some people have not very subtly suggested that her work couldn't really have been all that hush-hush if she had an office job, not to mention blond hair and little kids. "She was not involved in clandestine activities," Robert D. Novak, the syndicated columnist who first published her name, wrote earlier this year in his dueling memoir. "Instead, each day she went to CIA headquarters in Langley where she worked on arms proliferation."
There are lots of she said-he said moments in the Plame affair, matters on which an impartial observer can only conclude that, well, both sides have a point. But this is not one of them.
Before her retirement in 2006, Wilson spent more than 20 years in the CIA, including six years, one month and 29 days of overseas service. We know this because the agency, in a bureaucratic blunder, put it in an unclassified letter about her pension eligibility that it later tried desperately to recall, and that she has included as an appendix to "Fair Game."
We also know that she worked on the operations side, the part of the CIA that runs agents and covert activities, rather than on the analytical side, which tries to make sense of all the information flowing in. From her former CIA "classmates," we know that she went through the agency's elite Career Trainee program, including paramilitary training at the classified location known as the Farm, and was one of just three in her class of 50 who were chosen to be NOCs (pronounced "knocks"), or non-official cover officers, the most clandestine in the agency. And from her memoir, we now know how deeply secrecy was ingrained in her.
Imagine when, in her mid-20s, after a first CIA tour in Greece under diplomatic cover as a junior State Department official, she gave up her diplomatic passport and any public affiliation with the U.S. government and switched to being a NOC. Part of the transition involved coming home to the United States, ostensibly jobless, and moving back into her parents' house while studying French. How many 20-somethings still living with Mom and Dad fantasize about saying, "Actually, I work for the CIA"? In young Valerie Plame's case, it was true -- and she apparently didn't tell a soul. When she became famous a decade later, her dearest friends were stunned, and she feared they might not forgive her for all those years of lying.
True, the CIA recalled her from Europe in 1997, fearing that her name might have been passed to the Russians by the mole Aldrich Ames. But, she writes, she still took different routes to work each day, "traveled domestically and abroad using a variety of aliases" and continued to hope for another foreign posting.
There is no reason to doubt that Wilson wrote "Fair Game" herself. To put it kindly, the memoir lacks the sheen of a ghostwriter's work and has the voice of an ordinary person caught up in extraordinary events. It doesn't help that the CIA redacted the manuscript heavily before approving it for publication. Each time she is about to launch into a juicy anecdote, it seems, lines are blacked out, sometimes for pages on end.
The book is, however, greatly assisted by an afterword by Laura Rozen, a reporter for the American Prospect. Rozen faithfully echoes Wilson's point of view but fills in many of the censored dates, places and other details from published sources. Readers would be smart to turn to the afterword first, before tackling Wilson's disjointed narrative.
The outlines of the story are familiar: In 2002, the CIA sent her husband, former U.S. ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, on an unpaid, eight-day fact-finding trip to Niger. Within hours of his return, he told eager CIA debriefers (while Valerie Wilson was ordering takeout Chinese food for them) that there was no evidence that Iraq had tried to buy yellowcake uranium from the African nation.
When President Bush nevertheless included the uranium allegation in a State of the Union address, Joe Wilson wrote an op-ed for the New York Times accusing the administration of misleading the American people. Both of the Wilsons firmly believe that she was outed, in retaliation, by White House officials who sought to discredit him by telling reporters that his trip was arranged by his wife, who worked for the CIA. Tapped to investigate the leak of her name, special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald put that theory before a jury, which never got to the heart of the matter but did convict the vice president's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, of perjury and obstruction of justice. Bush then commuted Libby's 30-month prison sentence.
The question remains: Was she behind her husband's trip to Niger? "Fair Game" gives a nuanced answer that is largely, but not entirely, in her favor.
She says that when the vice president's office asked the CIA about the uranium allegation, a "midlevel reports officer" suggested in a hallway conversation that the agency could send Joe Wilson to investigate. The suggestion made sense because Wilson had served as an ambassador in Africa, was the top Africa expert on the National Security Council in the Clinton administration and made a previous trip to Niger at the CIA's request in 1999. She and the midlevel officer brought the idea to their boss, who liked it and asked her to send an e-mail up the chain of command. "My husband has good relations with both the PM [prime minister] and the former Minister of Mines (not to mention lots of French contacts), both of whom could possibly shed light on this sort of activity," she wrote.
Thus, by her own account, Valerie Wilson neither came up with the idea nor approved it. But she did participate in the process and flogged her husband's credentials. When Joe Wilson learned about her e-mail years later, she says, he was "too upset to listen" to her explanations.
"Fair Game" reveals some intimate details of the Wilsons' lives, including her battle with postpartum depression. Sudden fame and withering political attacks made Washington so "toxic" to them that they began fantasizing about moving to New Zealand and ultimately decamped to New Mexico. Relatives came forward, and, like Madeleine Albright, Valerie Wilson discovered she was part Jewish. But the book is less forthcoming about her politics; she does not mention, for example, that she made a $1,000 contribution to Al Gore's campaign in 1999.
One other matter begs clarification. As Rozen notes in the afterword, there is "an undeniable irony to Valerie Wilson later being exposed by the White House in a subterranean tussle" over prewar intelligence because "Valerie was not one of the intelligence community dissidents arguing against the threat posed by Saddam Hussein."
Quite the contrary: Wilson makes clear in "Fair Game" that she and her colleagues in the Counterproliferation Division were very worried that Iraq would use chemical or biological weapons on U.S. forces. They were dumbfounded when no weapons of mass destruction were found, and, in a telling passage, she says their spirits were "briefly buoyed" when coalition forces in northern Iraq discovered curious flatbed trailers that the CIA thought, at first, might be mobile bio-weapons labs.
Yet, in one of the memoir's deeper insights, "Fair Game" suggests that if you knew what she knew at the time, you would have feared both that Saddam Hussein had WMDs and that the Bush administration was overstating the case for war. In the bowels of the CIA, she and her colleagues clustered around a TV as Secretary of State Colin Powell laid the evidence before the United Nations on Feb. 5, 2003. "It was a powerful presentation," she writes, "but I knew key parts of it were wrong."
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 12:06 PM PDT
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
Saturday, 28 April 2007
10 Easy Steps To Fascism
Now Playing: Fascism is growing in the USA
Here is an Interesting article that unfortunately applies very much to the USA today
It is rather long so below is jus the opening paragraphs. You can read the whole article online at --> http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/51150/?page=1
I also have posted it on:
Joe Anybody's site here --> http://www.joe-anybody.com/id54.html
Last autumn, there was a military coup in Thailand. The leaders of the coup took a number of steps, rather systematically, as if they had a shopping list. In a sense, they did. Within a matter of days, democracy had been closed down -- the coup leaders declared martial law, sent armed soldiers into residential areas, took over radio and TV stations, issued restrictions on the press, tightened some limits on travel and took certain activists into custody.
They were not figuring these things out as they went along. If you look at history, you can see that there is essentially a blueprint for turning an open society into a dictatorship. That blueprint has been used again and again in more and less bloody, more and less terrifying ways. But it is always effective. It is very difficult and arduous to create and sustain a democracy, but history shows that closing one down is much simpler. You simply have to be willing to take the 10 steps.
As difficult as this is to contemplate, it is clear, if you are willing to look, that each of these 10 steps has already been initiated in the United States by the Bush administration.
Because Americans like me were born in freedom, we have a hard time even considering that it is possible for us to become as unfree, domestically, as many other nations. Because we no longer learn much about our rights or our system of government -- the task of being aware of the Constitution has been outsourced from citizens to professionals such as lawyers and professors -- we scarcely recognise the checks and balances that the founders put in place, even as they are being systematically dismantled. Because we don't learn much about European history, the setting up of a department of "homeland" security -- remember who else was keen on the word "homeland"? -- didn't raise the alarm bells it might have.
It is my argument that, beneath our very noses, George Bush and his administration are using time-tested tactics to close down an open society. It is time for us to be willing to think the unthinkable -- as the author and political journalist Joe Conason has put it -- that it can happen here. And that we are further along than we realize.
Conason eloquently warned of the danger of American authoritarianism. I am arguing that we need also to look at the lessons of European and other kinds of fascism to understand the potential seriousness of the events we see unfolding in the United States.
My fellow Z3 Readers click on the full article link and see these 10 easy steps of serious concern
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 4:35 PM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 28 April 2007 4:38 PM PDT
Friday, 29 December 2006
Paranoid or is it Conspiracy?
Now Playing: A Discussion Sitting By The Pool
Z3 Readers this is a very interesting article, I urge you to spend a few well invested minutes reading this full article.
On the other hand, since my paranoid shift, whenever I hear the words "conspiracy theory" (which seems more often, lately) it usually means someone is getting too close to the truth.
Take September 11 -- which I identify as the date my paranoia actually shifted, though I didn’t know it at the time.
Unless I’m paranoid, it doesn’t make any sense at all that George W. Bush, commander-in-chief, sat in a second-grade classroom for 20 minutes after he was informed that a second plane had hit the World Trade Center, listening to children read a story about a goat. Nor does it make sense that the Number 2 man, Dick Cheney -- even knowing that "the commander" was on a mission in Florida -- nevertheless sat at his desk in the White House, watching TV, until the Secret Service dragged him out by the armpits.
Unless I’m paranoid, it makes no sense that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld sat at his desk until Flight 77 hit the Pentagon -- well over an hour after the military had learned about the multiple hijacking in progress. It also makes no sense that the brand-new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff sat in a Senate office for two hours while the 9/11 attacks took place, after leaving explicit instructions that he not be disturbed -- which he wasn‘t.
In other words, while the 9/11 attacks were occurring, the entire top of the chain of command of the most powerful military in the world sat at various desks, inert. Why weren’t they in the "Situation Room?" Don’t any of them ever watch "West Wing?"
In a sane world, this would be an object of major scandal. But here on this side of the paranoid shift, it’s business as usual.
Read the Full Article Here By The Poolside: http://home.comcast.net/~sittingbythepool/paranoid.html
Or at it Original Location: http://www.onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_203.shtml
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 8:43 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 30 December 2006 3:39 PM PST
Tuesday, 24 October 2006
USARNORTH - US Military Control
Now Playing: What you may not want to know what the US Military is doing
Be sure to read the article from the second link
near the bottom of this post.
Military Control in the USA and all of North America....No!
Not in the third world countries...... this one is here my own country
The New USA Military Controlled Territory
US ARMY TIMES
U.S. Army North .....up and running
October 17, 2006
U.S. Army North, the Army’s newest service component command reached full operational capability Monday, which means that it is fully manned, equipped and ready to assume its mission.
As part of Army transformation, USARNORTH was formed to become the dedicated Army service component command to Northern Command, the unified command responsible for defending the homeland and coordinating defense support of civil authorities.
Located at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USARNORTH achieved initial operating capability in September 2005, and is responsible for specific missions, including:
• Execute homeland defense and defense support of civil authorities missions.
• Provide training and readiness oversight of certified weapons of mass destruction—civil support teams.
• Conduct the Army-to-Army portion of the theater cooperation mission with Canada and Mexico.
• Coordinate the activities of defense coordinating officers and their elements assigned in each Federal Emergency Management Agency region.
• Organize up to two task forces that, with augmentation, can become joint task forces and deploy within the operational area to command and control Department of Defense forces responding to homeland defense or civil support operations.
For the past 12 months, USARNORTH has been building its organization, readiness and mission capability. USARNORTH officially assumed the Army component command duties from Forces Command on Oct. 1.
.....So now that you read that ....dig into this next page. This is where I found the previous page. And if this doesn't worry you .....your not reading the full article.
What is amazing is this Military Campaign is not even in the slightest small way reported in Mainstream News. ?
A nation with their heads in the sand wont even know what happened. It will be too bad that some Z3 Readers will have to carry the burden that they knew .... and tried to warn the masses......But the average joe citizen doesn't take it serious and or for the majority they wont even get this information!
AND even worse .if they were warned....many don't even seem to care!
Please read up on the information from the Info Wars Website.
No one else will tell you about this...but the facts speak for them selves.
I wish this all wasn't true ...More Info on....
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 8:14 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 24 October 2006 10:31 PM PDT
Sunday, 30 July 2006
Bohenian Grove Secret Get Together 2006
Now Playing: Did You Know About This Private Party?
-- LOOK AT THIS --
THE MAINSTREAM PRESS WILL NOT SHOW YOU THIS
Blair to attend Bohemian Grove This Weekend?
Others including Schwarzenegger, Clinton, Murdoch, Shultz, Peres, Gore, Gingrich, Beane, Summers, Bono all in San Francisco this weekend
Steve Watson / Prisonplanet | July 29 2006
This weekend sees the finale of the annual gathering of the Bohemian Club in the secluded redwoods about 75 miles north of San Francisco. It just so happens that Tony Blair will be in San Francisco all weekend along with a whole host of other powerful elite luminaries.
Whilst the world seems to be on the brink of major war, Blair is, as reported today by the London Independent, on a flying tour of California to meet and do private business with Rupert Murdoch.
A mock sacrifice of a human child? Fire Sticks, An owl head? What the ..?
Adult men and leaders at that in robes and hoods ...... secrets....... no press.....weird stuff Z3 Readers ...fricken WEIRD!
Here is an old link of mine from last year when I told you Z3 Readers about these freaky people's party in the wood. Its all right here on this link of mine for you all --> index.blog?entry_id=1271971
Alex Jones Collection of the Grove videos here
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 1:30 PM PDT
Updated: Sunday, 30 July 2006 1:59 PM PDT
Sunday, 12 March 2006
Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues
Now Playing: Bob Dylan 1970
Well, I was feelin' sad and feelin' blue,
I didn't know what in the world I was gonna do,
Them Communists they wus comin' around,
They wus in the air,
They wus on the ground.
They wouldn't gimme no peace. . .
So I run down most hurriedly
And joined up with the John Birch Society,
I got me a secret membership card
And started off a-walkin' down the road.
Yee-hoo, I'm a real John Bircher now!
Look out you Commies!
Now we all agree with Hitlers' views,
Although he killed six million Jews.
It don't matter too much that he was a Fascist,
At least you can't say he was a Communist!
That's to say like if you got a cold you take a shot of malaria.
Well, I wus lookin' everywhere for them gol-darned Reds.
I got up in the mornin' 'n' looked under my bed,
Looked in the sink, behind the door,
Looked in the glove compartment of my car.
Couldn't find 'em . . .
I wus lookin' high an' low for them Reds everywhere,
I wus lookin' in the sink an' underneath the chair.
I looked way up my chimney hole,
I even looked deep inside my toilet bowl.
They got away . . .
Well, I wus sittin' home alone an' started to sweat,
Figured they wus in my T.V. set.
Peeked behind the picture frame,
Got a shock from my feet, hittin' right up in the brain.
Them Reds caused it!
I know they did . . . them hard-core ones.
Well, I quit my job so I could work alone,
Then I changed my name to Sherlock Holmes.
Followed some clues from my detective bag
And discovered they wus red stripes on the American flag!
That ol' Betty Ross . . .
Well, I investigated all the books in the library,
Ninety percent of 'em gotta be burned away.
I investigated all the people that I knowed,
Ninety-eight percent of them gotta go.
The other two percent are fellow Birchers . . . just like me.
Now Eisenhower, he's a Russian spy,
Lincoln, Jefferson and that Roosevelt guy.
To my knowledge there's just one man
That's really a true American: George Lincoln Rockwell.
I know for a fact he hates Commies cus he picketed the movie Exodus.
Well, I fin'ly started thinkin' straight
When I run outa things to investigate.
Couldn't imagine doin' anything else,
So now I'm sittin' home investigatin' myself!
Hope I don't find out anything . . . hmm, great God!
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 12:56 AM PST
Sunday, 6 November 2005
NEW WORLD ORDER = ALEX JONES VIDEOS
Now Playing: Crazy Secret Gatherings and Bizarre Connections to Bilderberg
THIS GUY SCARES ME!
MY GUT TREMBLES WHEN I SEE HIM IN ACTION IN HIS VIDEO CLIPS - THIS GUY IS
THE FRONT LINE
In this very short clip he shows us he is looking into the secret doings of Bohemian Grove
...very odd stuff if you ask me
WATCH THIS 1 min clip -->"ALEX JONES
" Yikkks! did you see those hooded people with fire sticks...what were they doing in the GROVE anyway?
....and besides why are so many worldly T0P Officials and corporation CEO's going to these Bilderberg Secret Society Meetings
...this link does have a lot of info to re-search !Ha!We are going to need it folks!
And Hey! Why
does it have to be so secret cause it just seems really damn strange to this average joe! Huh? ....hmmmmmmmm?
I mean doesn't it?If they are getting together we Joe Anybody citizens have a right to know what is up with these networking cultist?
Let me re-say it this way.
If these are all of our TOP Leaders and top CEO's and they are all gathering in private behind locked gaurded resort doors and gates ....don't we as concerned pawns in their big chess game, have a right to find out whay they have to be so secret about and why they have to gather to go through these weird rituals in hiding?....They control our lives and what are they up to is what this joe wants to know.
There are some people who don't like this type of crap! And they are trying to do something about the secret bullshit done behind locked gates, and for example "You can't shit on us anymore"
is what Alex Jones is saying, as he goes inside the gates of the Grove (see the 2 part in the series below.)
Watch this cool clip of the infiltration into the secret Bilderberg Groups Meeting at Bohemian Grove
PART 1 VIDEO CLIP
then here is the next clip PART 2 VIDEO CLIP
I just wish it shown more of the actual going-ons inside their meetings
etc. The videos are not long enough!!
A great long list of the "Alex Jones Reports" are found right --> HERE
= You got to check em out!
CNN has even acknowledged this group as a "World Government who cares" HAHA ya right!
In the following paragraph there is A VERY GOOD LINK!! --
It mentions a lot of ideas and names
of, CEO's, Royalty, US Leaders, Weapons Sellers, Billionaires, Neocon's, World bankers, Rockefeller's name keeps coming up, the WTO, Kissinger name keeps coming up, Paul wolforitz, and talk of a Iranian Neocon Agenda?, then the NGO's subject (Non Government Official) (haha stay with me ...).
Are you listening-?? Alex talks about Jim Tucker Bilderberg Investigations, Oil scams, Police control.
So listen right here to Alex talk about how those damn Bilderberg's are Targeting Patriots
. It is a radio program narrated by Alex Jones with a guy named Danial from Spain.This guy is an expert and is very knowledgeable to hear about his research.Who first handed has been covering/following the Bilderbergs, with his contacts in the Bilderberg, CIA, secret service, MASAD, MI-6 and FBI he is still to this day hiding in Spain hiding for his own life and his assassination attempts. WARNING
He mentions that the group is out to stop this from being reported (hense read Violence from New Worl Order Take Over
) I joe anybody take a keen interest into these going-ons!
This is scary stuff "WAKE UP AMERICA" this is powerful people secretly meeting and no one talks about this ??? *WEIRD!!
This ritual of the Owl Burning
and hooded cloaks by attendee's's's's and a mock sacrifice of a young child....I mean I have heard of dinner theater
but what is this shit?
Most people don't even know about this little cult-get-together. I am starting to worry about these weird-os heck these are major leaders for peanuts sake!
Stay tuned here on Zebra 3 Reports for more to come on this crap unless I get to scared!
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Sunday, 6 November 2005 10:03 PM PST
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