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Cindy Sheehan: 'Why I must tell the president to stop the war'
and don't forget Tuesday in Kansas City:

Cindy Sheehan: 'Why I must tell the president to stop the war'
Leave now, before another son dies needlessly in Iraq

By Cindy Sheehan, San Jose Mercury News

No one else -- not one more mom -- should have to lose her son in Iraq.

CINDY SHEEHAN is the mother of a fallen Iraq war soldier and the co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace. She wrote this article for Progressive Media Project, which is affiliated with Progressive magazine.

Reprinted from The San Jose Mercury News:
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Re: Cindy Sheehan: \'Why I must tell the president to stop the war\'
I'll tell you why!
The recent drop in my polls, email from my Arab countries' friends,
telling me, "What ! You do not dare to talk to a woman?," and all the publicity you are getting, Mom, is why I'm talking to you.

Mom, my PANC friends said we needed a New Pearl Harbor if we wanted to achieve full spectrum dominance, that is rule the world. So with the help of my Saudi connections, and at the urging of my Zionist friends, I took the advice of respected Henry Kissinger, who had said, "military soldiers are dumb animals .. to be used to further the New World Order" and stretched the truth about the weapons of mass destruction previous administrations had given to Sadamn. Unfortunately they were looted in our SHOCK and AWE blitz.They may be coming through the unprotected borders, but that is because we need cheap labor for our corporation buddies.

Israel was threatened after Iran's revolution and needed cheaper oil to relax on the beaches of Tel Aviv, and actually most of my close friends, Cheney and Rumsfield had put together a plan to bomb the WTC back in 1979 while my daddy was V.P

So for many years we tried to influence other
countries to give us their resources by using our good old boy CIAs in black operations to unseat any governments that didn't want us to dominate them. And so as not to take more money from American taxpayers back then we devised a way, in the Iran Contral scandal how to finance our operations through our off shore oil rigs and construction companies through dealing in drugs. No problem there the Jesuit ruled Vatican knows the gangstas and has some nice money laundering Banks here in America, like Bank of America. Daddy has Prescott's Nazi money tied to offshore rigs too.

Well the FBI botched the job back in the first WTC attack, so to go to war for oil and corporation globalization, and to let the Jesuits be happy, by giving them control of the Third temple, the FBI attacked in Oklahoma.Close informants built some of the bombs, and it was going to send a message to Americans, see what the gun lobby has done. Sure they told their own not to go to work that morning, and a judge who didn't send his kids to day care. And they used Melvin Latimore again there too. Later Patrick Briley's testimony was ignored by the Senate Commission as they'd been told. Just like Michael Ruppert's testimony was not wanted at my businessmen's commission of 911.

Oh yea, Melvin Latimore was at 911 too along with other FBI informants who helped out there. Sorry the buildings had to be demolished, Larry Silverstein went a little to far in destroying world trade center building 7, it wasn't even hit by a plane. Those stupid Mossad agents had to get caught videoing and cheering the destruction of the WTC. That's ok because Michael Chertoff had them deported, as he had helped Arab terrorists while he was a lower court lawyer. And my PaNc buddies were real glad when we delivered a missile to the Naval intelligence offices of the Pollard Spy case in the Pentagon. Rumsfield was in control there saying there were no survivors as Carol Valentine has reported.

Of course Ascroff didn't let any of this out! You see we elite of the world work for profit, and my daddy's joint bank account with the Queen is our fund for financing these things.

Mom, you have a right to protest, but it gets ugly, I'll lock you up as a domestic terrorist and all your peace freaks too. With martial law don't worry we've got concentration camps for you, so you might as well tell the youth of America to enlist to fight Cheneys war for Halliburton, that is Iran.

Don't worry, I've ordered bomb shelters outside of our major cities and they'll be warned in time to take shelter and keep driving up the national debt.

Did I say work? Correction
by "Mr. Bush"

My elite lets money and others work for us. Too bad you're screwing up my five weeks vacation.

Lately I let the word out that we may have to lower our expectations in what's happening in Iraq. Seems like they're going to make it a nation under Islam. Yes, our military women have been sweating to death following a rigid dress code over there.

That's ok because I signed an executive order protecting our investments. They can't sue any of our corporations.

I let the word out, because The elections are coming up. The American people are getting a little nervous, that Iraq is a new Vietnam. Don't worry about that. Anybody taking more pictures will be shot in the future.

The real truth I can't talk to you has been is that I don't care. Every year my family goes before the GREAT OWL in Bohemian Grove, and we put on hoods, and participate in the cremation of care. They burn a body to take away our cares. Only our men folk do this because our women are trained to obey their husbands and smile. They're too busy decorating the white house, and my ranch.
When was the last time you every heard my wife talk about the Downing Street memo, or the Rove leak? As for him, he got me elected, along with the funny voting machines, and a few Supreme Court Judges who Dicky took hunting.

Oh yes,I'm the the war president., the Man! Iran is next, and I told you before I was building underground shelters for the city managers, and they'll get warned ahead of time.

Don't you realize this is a Crusade? I said that before, that's why we're using depleted Uranium. Think how we'll reduce the overpopulation of the Arabs. We got the blacks to believe Planned parenthood was not genocide. We are preserving Western Civilization Mom! We are fighting for freedom of the elite to control the masses! God Bless America!

Able Danger Intel Exposed "Protected" Heroin Trafficking;=0

August 17,2005 -- Venice, FL. -- by Daniel Hopsicker

Mohamed Atta was protected from official scrutiny as part of an officially-protected cocaine and heroin trafficking network with ties to top political figures, including Republican officials Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris, and it was this fact—and not the “terrible lapses” of “weak on terror” Clinton Administration officials cited by Republican Congressman Curt Weldon—which shielded him from being apprehended before the 9.11 attack. Weldon alleges that Pentagon lawyers rejected the military intelligence unit’s recommendation to apprehend Atta because he was in the country legally, and therefore information on him could not be shared with law enforcement.

But the “terrible lapses” cited by Weldon do not stem from the nonsensical assertion that Atta had a green card (he did not) which rendered him immune from military investigation but were the result of an officially-protected heroin trafficking operation being conducted on planes like those of Wally Hilliard, whose Lear jet flew "milk runs" down and back to Venezuela every week for 39 weeks in a row before finally running afoul of local DEA agents not been clued-in on the 'joke.'

Moreover the secret military intelligence operation which identified Mohamed Atta and three other hijackers as a threat a year before the 9.11 attack, called Able Danger, was by no means the first military intelligence investigation into the activities of the Hamburg cadre.

Watching the river (of heroin) flow
As far back as 1991, military investigators had been detailed to Hamburg Germany, tracking what one military investigator who was there told us were “Al Qaeda heroin flows” from Afghanistan to the West.

A two-year investigation in Venice, Fl. into the flight school attended by Atta and his bodyguard Marwan Al-Shehhi and which provided them with their “cover” while in the U.S. unearthed the amazing fact that during the same month the two men began flying lessons at Huffman Aviation, July of 2000, the flight school’s owner’s Lear jet was seized on the runway of Orlando Executive Airport by Federal Agents who found 43-pounds of heroin onboard.

43 pounds of heroin is known in the drug trade as “heavy weight.”

In a story in the August 2, 2000 Orlando Sentinel authorities called the bust “the biggest drug seizure in central Florida history.”

“It confirms the sad fact that a massive amount of heroin is coming through Central Florida,” U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration special agent Brent Eaton told the paper. “It’s very disturbing to the DEA that more and more high quality heroin is coming from Colombia and at a cheaper price.”

The DEA was “very disturbed” enough to look more closely at Wally Hilliard’s jet charter operation. The result was their firm opposition to returning the Lear to Hilliard, even though no one from Hilliard’s company, Plane 1 Leasing, had been charged with any crime.

And even while his companies were being used to train terrorists to fly and smuggling heroin into the U.S., prominent Florida politicians Governor Jeb Bush and Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris publicly endorsed Hilliard’s operation.

Governor Jeb Bush honored Hilliard's operation (called at various times Florida Air, Sunrise Airlines and Discover Air) with a personal visit, posing for photos with the "Discover Air family."

Katherine Harris' endorsement of Hilliard’s operation was splashed across the pages of her beloved hometown Sarasota Herald Tribune. "As one of Florida's top politicians, Katherine Harris doesn't have much time to do a lot of personal traveling," the paper reported.

"But twice in the past month or so, the secretary of state... has taken the 75-minute plane ride from her current home in Tallahassee to her old stomping grounds in Sarasota. Her choice of airline? Florida Air, a start-up commuter airline based here, grasping to be an air-taxi for the entire state."

The Herald Tribune quoted Harris spokesman Ben McKay saying, “She appreciates the convenience that Florida Air offers.”

Ms. Harris' reputation as a stickler for the letter of the law from the contested 2000 Presidential election was apparently put ‘on hold’ on Wally Hilliard’s behalf: While she was "appreciating their convenience," the operation was flying passengers without holding an air carrier certificate.

The juxtaposition of the discovery of a huge cache of heroin on a Lear jet belonging to Wallace J. Hilliard, 70, of Naples, Fl, Huffman Aviation’s owner, at the exact same time terrorist and Osama bin Laden associate Mohamed Atta arrived to attend his flight school from Afghanistan, a country producing well more than half of the world’s heroin, would normally have had U.S. Attorneys looking up the sentencing guidelines appropriate to major RICO narcotics trafficking cases, and getting ready to throw the book at him.

In fact, they did nothing of the sort, which strongly indicates that the Army’s secret military intelligence unit Able Danger’s inability to prod federal authorities to move on Atta and other terrorists known to be in the U.S. encountered the same obstacles, and for the same reason.

In fact, the only effort made at holding financier Wallace J. Hilliard, 70, of Naples, Florida accountable was the weak one of confiscating his plane. When Hilliard sued to get the DEA to return the Lear jet inn forfeiture hearings, attempting to show himself to have been an “innocent owner,” his motion was opposed by the Government and roundly rejected in court.

The U.S. Attorney’s office opposed the plane’s return. Their motion said, “because the property was used or acquired as a result of a violation of the Controlled Substances Act.”

Court documents revealed that Hilliard’s leasing company, Plane 1 Leasing, had been paid in cash for each charter by the two Latin passengers, which aviation experts in South Florida said strains credulity.

“DEA would not return it, they auctioned it off, they told Wally they had ‘reasons,’” said an aviation source in Naples. “It was the first seizure in history for a so-called ‘innocent person’ where they took and kept the plane.”

The court concluded Hilliard’s company knew what was going on. Affidavits later filed by the machine-gun toting DEA agents who had surrounded the Lear jet indicated Hilliard’s company’s involvement went much deeper than anyone was willing to acknowledge publicly.

Red Flags, Red Faces, Red Blood Everywhere
“It was just blatant,” said a manager who worked there at the time. “That same plane flew that same run thirty or forty times, ferrying the same people. And they always paid cash for the rental! The red flags could not have been raised any higher.”

Hilliard lost his Lear jet. America lost (almost) 3000 lives.

And something else as well. The fact that this story was first broken exclusively (and only) by the MadCowMorningNews, and not “papers of record” like the New York Times and Washington Post amply demonstrates the massive 9.11 cover-up led by the FBI which is still in place, a cover-up which has contemptuously mocked the very concept of American democracy, of a “free press,” and of the “people’s right to know.”

Nor were we alone in our discovery of the officially-protected drug trafficking network. FBI whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds, in the months after the attack, bumped into the arms for drugs deals. Edmonds alleged that the US State Department blocked investigations showing links between criminal drug trafficking networks and the terror attacks on 9/11.

"Certain investigations were being quashed, let's say per State Department's request, because it would have affected certain foreign relations [or] affected certain business relations with foreign organizations," she stated.

Even if military intelligence unit Able Danger had been allowed to notify the FBI, the information which fingered Mohamed Atta and others of the hijackers was already well-known to the Bureau.

“FBI Knew Terrorists Were Using Flight Schools” the Washington Post reported on Sept 23, 2001. “Federal authorities have been aware for years that suspected terrorists with ties to Osama bin Laden were receiving flight training at schools in the United States and abroad, according to interviews and court testimony.”

Indications of the FBI's "guilty knowledge" were widespread in the aftermath of the attack included the widely-reported fact that the FBI was at Huffman Aviation with search warrants at 2.30 a.m. the night after the attack. An executive of Huffman Aviation told us that FBI agents were on the scene even earlier than that.

"They moved pretty fast for guys in black Florsheims"

"How do you think the FBI got here (Huffman Aviation) so fast after the attack?" asked the executive. "They knew what was going on here. Hell, they were parked in a white van outside my house less than four hours after the buildings collapsed."

"We heard that 16 of the 19 terrorists had been on Interpol's Most Wanted list," this aviation executive continued. "But early on I gleaned that these guys had Government protection. They were let into this country for a specific purpose. It was a business deal."

Amazingly, the smuggling operation being protected continues to this day.

The pilot of Hilliard’s busted Lear, Venezuelan Diego Levine Texar, was not taken into custody. “The pilot was not arrested, according to a DEA spokesman, because of a lack of evidence,” reported the Orlando Sentinel. He has since been identified as also being the chief pilot on Venezuela’s “Air Force One,” which provides a bit of context for last week’s news that the State Department was revoking the visas of three Venezuelan military officers suspected of involvement in drug trafficking.

When we first published the DEA’s official report to the court about the Orlando heroin bust (read it here) on our website and in the appendix to “Welcome to TerrorLand,” we received a very credible death threat... even though the report is a public document available to anyone.

And Rudi Dekkers just told his favorite newspaper, (of course, the Sarasota Herald Tribune) that he was out of work.

Poor man. We guess the trips to Colombia don’t count. Daniel Hopsicker is one of the few real investigators still working the beat and the only one to do a thorough investigation of Atta and the flight schools in Florida. His credibility is called into question however by many since, in his presentation, he appears to be 'conspiratorial' -- after all he's peddling his video under the "Conspiracy TV" banner! But facts are facts and I've personally seen many of the documents that back up his allegations and substantiate his research. 9/11 CitizensWatch invited him to a D.C. press conference in 2004 where he presented his on the ground research.

There is little new in his latest piece posted above. But what is new of course is his speculation that the involvement of Atta in a government protected drug running operation was threatened to be exposed if the FBI or other agencies acted upon the purported intelligence uncovered by Able Danger. CitizensWatch presents this piece here because we believe that this line of inquiry merits further examination and the trail should be followed. Given we know of Atta's trip to Vegas prior to 9/11 (for unknown reasons according to 9/11 Report) and given an AP story I saw referenced on that said that Atta was listed as one of the passengers on the recently indicted Abramhof owned casino boat, there is ample reason to dig into what other associations Atta might have had other than with Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM) and the Wally Hilliard financed Rudi Dekkers.

Kyle F. Hence


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