James Bamford–A Pretext for War–Nuclear Weapon Programs in Iran and Israel–War Mongers Beating The Iran War Drums–American People Ask: Are The Neoconservatives Nuts?–Yes–Videos

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DIGITAL AGE – Did Bush Have a Massive Disinfo. Plan? – James Bamford

James Bamford discusses the evidence he has uncovered as to what he believes are the orgins of the Iraq war. Bamford, a well-known intelligence expert, is a critic of the war. He is the author of “A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies.” He says Douglas Feith and others at DOD, dusted off a plan they had prepared for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to invade Iraq. Further, the group initiated a disinformation plan to the American public. James Goodale, former Vice Chairman of The New York Times, hosts.

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James Bamford

V. James Bamford (born September 15, 1946) is an American bestselling author and journalist who writes about United States intelligence agencies, most notably the National Security Agency.[1]


He was born on September 15, 1946 and raised in Natick, Massachusetts. He spent three years in the United States Navy as an intelligence analyst during the Vietnam War, and used the GI Bill to earn his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.[2]

James Bamford is an expert on the highly secretive National Security Agency. His recent book, The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA From 9/11 to The Eavesdropping on America, on which NOVA’s “The Spy Factory” was based became a New York Times best-seller and was named by The Washington Post as one of “The Best Books of 2008.” It is third in a trilogy by Bamford on the NSA, following The Puzzle Palace (1982) and Body of Secrets (2002), also a New York Times bestseller. Bamford has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley as a distinguished visiting professor and has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, Harpers, and many other publications. In 2006, he won the National Magazine Award for Reporting for his piece “The Man Who Sold The War,” published in Rolling Stone. A native of Massachusetts, Bamford served as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, and he later used the GI Bill to earn his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. His first book, The Puzzle Palace (1982), was the first book published about the National Security Agency (NSA). The book was researched through extensive use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).[3] As a super-secret agency, NSA was quite concerned about their unveiling to the world and accordingly, the government reclassified certain documents in an effort to stop publication.[4][5] He published Body of Secrets (also about the NSA, 2001), and A Pretext for War (2004). Bamford lectures nationally and was a distinguished visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He also spent nearly a decade as the Washington Investigative Producer for ABC’s World News Tonight. In 2006, he received the National Magazine Award for Reporting, the top prize in magazine writing. Most recently, he published his new book The Shadow Factory, once again about the NSA, but about its involvement in the 9/11 investigations and intelligence failures. The PBS show “The Spy Factory” was based on this book.[6]

Bamford was a consultant for the defense of NSA whistleblower Thomas Andrews Drake.[7]


  • Bamford, James (1982). The Puzzle Palace: a Report on America’s Most Secret Agency. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0140067485.
  • Bamford, James (2001). The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency, America’s Most Secret Intelligence Organization. Viking Pr. ISBN 0140231161.
  • Bamford, James (April 30, 2002). Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency. Anchor. ISBN 0385499086.
  • Bamford, James (May 10, 2005). A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies. Anchor. ISBN 140003034X.
  • Bamford, James (September 16, 2008). The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America. Doubleday. ISBN 0385521324.


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“Global oil prices are spiking as the EU says it’s agreed in principle to ban imports of Iranian crude. The sanctions could come in to effect by the end of January, unless Iran backs down on its alleged nuclear weapons programme. Tehran has responded to the sanctions with threats to block oil trade through the crucial Strait of Hormuz, leading to a continued deadlock in the Persian Gulf. American warships are also present in the region, with a mission to prevent any hindrances of passage. RT talks to political analyst Christoph Hoerstel, who’s in Berlin.”

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President Obama announced today that funding for the military will be cut back. Now the Department of Defense is scrambling for a way to find out how to trim $400 billion in spending. Although the cuts seem unreasonable, compared to other countries military budgets the US still tops the charts. Douglas MacGregor, a retired US army colonel, gives us his take the defense budget cuts.

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Israel-US military exercise postponed for lack of money

Reports claim Israel initiated the postponement of the maneuvers and not the US.

Ran Dagoni, Washington

“…Israel has postponed joint military maneuvers with the US, which were supposed to begin in the Negev in the next few months, due to budgetary constraints, JTA reports (from an Israeli source) and “The Atlantic” reports (from senior Pentagon officials). According to these reports, it was Israel that initiated the postponement of the maneuvers and not the US, as the Israeli media had claimed.

Operation Austere Challenge 12 was going to be the largest US-Israeli joint exercise in history. The purpose of the maneuvers was to practice ballistic missile defense scenarios, and 5,000 soldiers from both countries’ armies were to participate in them. Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs in the US Department of State Andrew Shapiro was the first to speak about these maneuvers in a speech at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on November 6. The joint maneuvers were mentioned several times by senior administration officials who emphasized the US’s commitment to Israel’s security.

Israel Ambassador to the US Michael Oren said on Tuesday that the decision to postpone the maneuvers was jointly made by the US military commander in Europe (EUCOM) and the IDF, and that the decision is due to technicalities only. …”


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“…Terrorism is theater and this is the stage,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said. “This is right now probably the world’s biggest stage. “

There was a lot of security you could see Friday in the Big Apple, especially in Times Square, because, as sources told Kramer, the intelligence includes information that al Qaeda wants to finish the job that started with Faisal Shahzad’s failed car bomb attempt in May 2010.

Top security officials told Kramer this is the al Qaeda way. Their 1993 attempt to topple the World Trade Center failed, so they came back again on 9/11. Shahzad’s car bomb fizzled, so now they want to try again.

But that’s only half of the problem. Officials are worried that this time it could be a dirty bomb.

“We have to think about a dirty bomb, where you take radiological material and mix it with conventional explosives,” Kelly said.

Kramer recently talked exclusively with Kelly about the possibility of a dirty bomb, but now sources said the classroom drills might have to be put into practice. Intelligence sources said the terrorists could be trying to make a dirty bomb this time my mixing radiological isotopes with an explosive device.

That’s why the NYPD is deploying all kinds of radiation detectors, panel trucks with sophisticated instruments. On Friday, cops had personal radiation detectors on their belts, and radiation detectors are being used by police within a 50-mile radius of New York City — in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania and on Long Island. …”


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“…A plot by al-Qaida to attack America — specifically New York City — in the days
leading up to reported the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy has worsened.
Authorities believe the threat could involve a dirty bomb, according to CBSNew York.

The New York Police
Department tightened security Friday by setting up a series of checkpoints where
random vehicle stops were conducted. At times, traffic came to a

“Terrorism is theater, and this is the stage,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly
said. “This is right now probably the world’s biggest stage.”

The dirty-bomb scare has dialed up the drama.

“We have to think about a dirty bomb, where you take radiological material and mix it with conventional
explosives,” Kelly said.

CBSNew York reported that intelligence sources are concerned the terrorists — three suspects are being sought, including one
American — have concocted a device containing both radiological and explosive
materials. …”

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White House takes possible terror threat seriously

“…The Obama administration is taking serious the still unconfirmed intelligence tip
of a possible al-Qaida plot tied to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks, counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said Sunday.

The  threat reported to authorities Wednesday night remains “specific and
credible,” Brennan said during interviews with “Fox News Sunday” and
CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

“Again, it’s not confirmed, but the president wants to make sure that we leave no stone
unturned,” he said. “And that’s what the intelligence, law enforcement
and homeland security communities are doing.”

Investigators  have chased a tip that al-Qaida may have sent three men to the U.S. on a
mission to detonate a car bomb in either Washington or New York. But
officials have said they’ve found no evidence al-Qaida has sneaked
anyone into the country.

Brennan said officials are “looking at travel data, other types of pieces of
information and trying to correlate them against that reporting that has
come in.”

“It’s not confirmed but we are not relaxing at all,” he said. “This is a 24/7, round-the-clock effort by
all elements of the U.S. counterterrorism community both here in the
United States as well as abroad.” …”


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“…NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The morning after officials said there was a “specific, credible but unconfirmed” terror threat against New York City and Washington D.C. related to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New Yorkers were seeing a beefed-up response by the New York Police Department.

The threat involves non-specific car bomb attacks, possibly targeting bridges and tunnels here. The information came from an overseas source which Mayor Michael Bloomberg said had been credible in the past. …”


Dirty Bomb

“…A dirty bomb is a speculative radiological weapon that combines radioactive material with conventional explosives.  The purpose of the weapon is to contaminate the area around the  explosion with radioactive material, hence the attribute “dirty”.

Though a radiological dispersal device (RDD) would be designed to disperse radioactive material over a large area, a bomb
that uses conventional explosives would likely have more immediate  lethal effect than the radioactive material. At levels created from most  probable sources, not enough radiation would be present to cause severe illness or death. A test explosion and subsequent calculations done by the United States Department of Energy  found that assuming nothing is done to clean up the affected area and  everyone stays in the affected area for one year, the radiation exposure  would be “fairly high”, but not fatal.[1] Recent analysis of the nuclear fallout from the Chernobyl disaster  confirms this, showing that the effect on many people in the
surrounding area, although not those in close proximity, was almost  negligible.[2]

Since a dirty bomb is unlikely to cause many deaths, many do not consider this to be a weapon of mass destruction.[3] Its purpose would presumably be to create psychological, not physical, harm through ignorance, mass panic, and terror. For this reason dirty bombs are sometimes called “weapons of mass disruption”. Additionally, containment and decontamination  of thousands of victims, as well as decontamination of the affected  area might require considerable time and expense, rendering areas partly
unusable and causing economic damage. …”

“…Dirty bombs and terrorism

Since the 9/11  attacks the fear of terrorist groups using dirty bombs has increased significantly, which has been frequently reported in the media.[4] The meaning of terrorism used here, is described by the U.S. Department of Defense’s  definition, which is “the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat  of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological objectives”.[5] There have only ever been two cases of caesium-containing bombs, and neither was detonated. Both involved Chechnya. The first attempt of radiological terror was carried out in November 1995 by a group of Chechen separatists, who buried a caesium-137 source wrapped in explosives at the Izmaylovsky Park in Moscow. A Chechen rebel leader alerted the media, the bomb was never activated, and the incident amounted to a mere publicity stunt.[6]


In December 1998, a second attempt was announced by the Chechen Security Service, who discovered a container filled with radioactive  materials attached to an explosive mine. The bomb was hidden near a railway line in the suburban area Argun, ten miles east of the Chechen capital of Grozny. The same Chechen separatist group was suspected to be involved.[7]  Despite the increased fear of a dirty bombing attack, it is hard to assess whether the actual risk of such an event has increased significantly.[8]
The following discussions on implications, effects and probability of an attack, as well as indications of terror groups planning such, are based mainly on statistics, qualified guessing and a few comparable scenarios.

 Effect of a dirty bomb explosion

When dealing with the implications of a dirty bomb attack, there are two main areas to be addressed: (i) the civilian impact, not only dealing with immediate casualties and long term health issues, but also the psychological  effect and then (ii) the economic impact. With no prior event of a  dirty bomb detonation, it is considered difficult to predict the impact.  Several analyses have predicted that RDDs will neither sicken nor kill many people.[9] …”

“…Possibility of terrorist groups using dirty bombs

The present assessment of the possibility of terrorists using a dirty bomb is based on cases involving one terrorist organization, namely Al-Qaeda.  This is because the attempts by this group to acquire a dirty bomb are the most well-described in the literature, in part due to the attention this group received for their involvement in the 9/11 attacks.

On 8 May 2002, José Padilla  (a.k.a. Abdulla al-Muhajir) was arrested on suspicion that he was an  Al-Qaeda terrorist planning to detonate a dirty bomb in the U.S. This suspicion was raised by information obtained from an arrested top Al-Qaeda official in U.S. custody, Abu Zubaydah,  who under interrogation revealed that the organization was close to constructing a dirty bomb. Although Padilla had not obtained radioactive  material or explosives at the time of arrest, law enforcement authorities uncovered evidence that he was on reconnaissance for usable radioactive material and possible locations for detonation.[27]  It has been doubted whether José Padilla was preparing such an attack,  and it has been claimed that the arrest was highly politically  motivated, given the pre-9/11 security lapses by the CIA and FBI.[28] Later, these charges against José Padilla were dropped. Although
there was no hard evidence for Al-Qaeda possessing a dirty bomb, there is a broad agreement that Al-Qaeda poses a potential dirty bomb attack  threat[29] because they need to overcome the alleged image that the U.S. and its allies are winning the war against terror.[4]  A further concern is the argument, that “if suicide bombers are prepared to die flying airplanes into building, it is also conceivable that they are prepared to forfeit their lives building dirty bombs”.[30]  If this would be the case, both the cost and complexity of any protective systems needed to allow the perpetrator to survive long enough to both build the bomb and carry out the attack, would be significantly reduced.[11]

Several other captives were alleged to have played a role in this plot.[31] Guantanamo captive Binyam Mohammed has alleged he was subjected to extraordinary rendition, and that his confession of a role in the plot was coerced through torture.[32][33] He sought access through the American and United Kingdom legal systems to evidence he was tortured.[34][35] Guantanamo military commission  prosecutors continue to maintain the plot was real, and charged Binyam
for his alleged role in 2008. However they dropped this charge in
October 2008, but maintain they could prove the charge and were only
dropping the charge to expedite proceedings. US District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan insisted that the administration still had to hand over the evidence that justified the dirty bomb charge, and admonished United States Department of Justice lawyers that dropping the charge:

“raises serious questions in this court’s mind about whether those allegations were ever true.”

In 2006, Dhiren Barot from North London pleaded guilty of conspiring to murder innocent people within the United Kingdom and United States using a radioactive dirty bomb. He planned to target underground car parks within the UK and buildings in the U.S. such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank buildings in Washington D.C., the New York Stock Exchange, Citigroup buildings and the Prudential Financial buildings in Newark, New Jersey. He also faces 12 other charges including, conspiracy to commit public nuisance,  seven charges of making a record of information for terrorist purposes
and four charges of possessing a record of information for terrorist purposes. Experts say if the plot to use the dirty bomb was carried out  “it would have been unlikely to cause deaths, but was designed to affect  about 500 people.”[36]

In January 2009, a leaked FBI report described the results of a search of the Maine home of James G. Cummings, a white supremacist  who had been shot and killed by his wife. Investigators found four one-gallon containers of 35 percent hydrogen peroxide, uranium, thorium,  lithium metal, aluminum powder, beryllium,  boron, black iron oxide and magnesium as well as literature on how to build dirty bombs and information about cesium-137, strontium-90 and cobalt-60, radioactive materials.[37] Officials confirmed the veracity of the report but stated that the public was never at risk.[38]

In April 2009, the Security Service of Ukraine announced the arrest of a legislator and two businessmen from the Ternopil Oblast. Seized in the undercover sting operation was 3.7 kilograms of what was claimed by the suspects during the sale as plutonium-239, used mostly in nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons, but was determined by experts to likely be americium, a “widely used” radioactive material which is commonly used in amounts of less than 1 milligram in smoke detectors, but can also be used in a dirty bomb. The suspects reportedly wanted US$ 10 million for the material, which the Security Service determined was produced in Russia during the era of the Soviet Union and smuggled into Ukraine through a neighboring country.[39][40]


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