Wednesday, November 21, 2012

O.J. hired serial killer to kill jew Nicole Simpson

TV Documentary: Serial killer, not O.J., killed Simpson and Goldman

By Alan Duke, CNN
November 21, 2012

Los Angeles (CNN) -- A death row inmate told relatives and a criminal profiler he killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman while O.J. Simpson waited nearby, a new documentary claims.

O.J. Simpson was tried and acquitted in the June 12, 1994, stabbing deaths of his ex-wife and her friend, although the actor and football legend was found liable in a civil wrongful death trial.

Glen Rogers, who has been sentenced to death for murdering women in Florida and California, was arrested in November 1995 -- a month after Simpson's murder trial ended -- and charged with killing five women in several states. He told investigators at the time that he had killed at least 70 women, police said.

"I'm absolutely certain that my brother Glen killed Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman," said Clay Rogers, who narrated the film "My Brother The Serial Killer," which will debut on the Investigation Discovery channel Wednesday. "I know my brother did it because I've seen proof that he was there."

Fred Goldman, the father of Ronald Goldman, immediately rejected the film's contention.

"The overwhelming evidence at the criminal trial proved that one, and only one, person murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman," Goldman said in a statement to CNN. "That person is O.J. Simpson and not Glen Rogers."

"The fact that O.J. Simpson was acquitted was a travesty of justice that tarnished the criminal justice system," he said. "Now every guilty person prays to the altar of O.J. Simpson for deliverance from their crimes. A [hundred thousand] screaming Glen Rogers, packed in the Los Angeles Coliseum, all confessing in unison, would not absolve O.J. Simpson of the murders he committed."

Ronald Goldman's sister lashed out at the Investigation Discovery channel and film producers.

"I am appalled at the level of irresponsibility demonstrated by the network and the producers of this so-called documentary," Kim Goldman told CNN. "I'm disappointed at the way this story was handled. Is this a confession?"

David Monaghan, the film's producer, did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment on Goldman's criticism.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department said the department would investigate Rogers' claims but does not believe he was involved in Simpson and Goldman's killings.

"The LAPD is quite confident that we know who killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. We have no reason to believe that Mr. Rogers was involved," Commander Andrew Smith said. "Nevertheless, in the interest of being thorough in this case, our robbery homicide detectives will investigate his claims."

Much of the documentary's support for the claim that Rogers killed Simpson and Goldman came from statements he purportedly made to his brother.

Glen Rogers was a drifter in 1994 when he arrived in Los Angeles after the Northridge earthquake to work on a repair crew, according to the film. One job took him to Simpson's house as a painter, it said.

"Glen told me, when he called, 'Guess who I'm partying with? Nicole Simpson,'" Rogers said, describing a call he said happened just a few days before the killings. "Actually, what he told me, he says, 'They got money, they're well off and I'm taking her down.'"

The brother also claims that Glen Rogers took a gold angel pin off of Simpson's lifeless body and mailed it to his mother in Ohio the next day. Their mother wore the pin, at her son's request, at one of his murder trials, Rogers said.

Criminal profiler Anthony Meoli, who exchanged dozens of letters with Glen Rogers and visited him on death row, said Rogers explained to him that O.J. Simpson had hired him to break into his ex-wife's condo to steal diamond earrings he had given her.

"Glen told me that O.J.'s instructions were that 'You may have to kill the bitch,'" Meoli said. "Those were his exact words."

Simpson told him about a spare key to the condo hidden outside the door, according to Meoli's description of Rogers' account. The attack happened on steps outside, though, when Goldman unexpectedly arrived, he said.

The documentary includes a graphic re-creation of how Rogers described the attack to Meoli.

Simpson, who was waiting in his car nearby, walked onto the bloody sidewalk to check Rogers' work, thus leaving his footprints at the crime scene, Meoli said.

Los Angeles prosecutors matched a shoe print taken from the scene to the sole of an expensive Italian shoe they contended O.J. Simpson owned.

Rogers began a cross-country killing spree that included about 70 female victims after the Simpson and Goldman murders, the film said. He was captured in Ohio in November 1995, weeks after O.J. Simpson was freed from jail.

Rogers was sentenced to death in Florida after a jury convicted him of killing a woman in a Tampa motel. He was later convicted of murdering a California woman, which resulted in a second death sentence. No other states have tried him.

He is awaiting execution in Florida and has no more appeals, according to the film.

Assistant District Attorney Pat Dixon, who prosecuted Rogers in the 1990s, said Glen Rogers may have an ulterior motive for claiming to have killed Simpson and Goldman.

"Rogers is on death row in Florida and California. If he's close to execution in Florida, he may be hoping that California will bring him back here which would postpone the execution," Dixon said.

The Simpson and Goldman killings did not match Rogers' other killings, Dixon added.

"Rogers and O.J. Simpson's cases don't match except that all the victims were stabbed. Rogers was a good-looking guy. He would go to bars, pick up women, court them, sometimes live with them a while, then kill them. The one victim he murdered in L.A., he killed the night he met her. I'm not aware of any instance of violence outside that pattern. What happened to Nicole Brown was totally different."

O.J. Simpson is serving a 33-year sentence with the possibility of parole after nine years after being convicted of 10 charges related to an armed confrontation over sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room. He was convicted in 2008.

CNN was unable to immediately reach Simpson or his lawyer for a response.

Simpson's kosher prosecutor now a novelist


My Brother the Serial Killer

Premieres November 21 at 9 PM E/P

Next This November, be thankful for your family, even if they're not perfect - not everyone is so lucky.

On November 21 at 9 PM E/P, Investigation Discovery Films premieres MY BROTHER THE SERIAL KILLER, a feature-length documentary that interviews the family of serial killer Glen Rogers, who claims to have murdered more than 70 people and chronicles what happened when those closest to him discovered how evil he was.

Among his many victims, the film also explores the family's claims that Glen was linked to the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. "When we hear of horrific crimes, we ask ourselves ‘Who would do such a thing?,'" said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery. "Imagine the horror of discovering that the person who'd committed these gruesome crimes was sitting right next to you, your own brother."

MY BROTHER THE SERIAL KILLER digs deeply into the secrets of Glen Roger's past to reveal how he became a smooth-talking killer. Glen has been directly tied to 5 homicides, and is suspect in over a dozen others across the country. At one point, Glen bragged that he had killed "more than 70 people" and even claimed responsibility for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

Receipts show that Glen was working as a housepainter in L.A. in 1994, and family members claimed Glen told them that he was working for Nicole Brown Simpson, and that he said she was rich and he was going to "take her down." After Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered in June of 1994, Glen embarked on a cross-country killing spree that garnered national news coverage and landed him on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List. Glen's family tipped off police to his whereabouts and he was finally captured in November 1995 and received death sentences in California and Florida. Years later, Glen provided a detailed account of the Goldman-Brown Simpson slayings to criminal profiler Anthony Meoli. He is now awaiting execution on Florida's death row.

Glen's brother Clay tries desperately to explain Glen's actions: his violent upbringing, sexual abuse during juvenile detention, lost love, drug abuse, and mental illness, but nothing can reconcile Clay's love for his baby brother with the knowledge of Glen's horrific crimes. Devastated, Clay comes to the only conclusion he can, "I wasn't turning in my brother. I was turning in a serial killer. My brother hadn't lived there for a long time." MY BROTHER THE SERIAL KILLER is a co-production of Essential Media & Entertainment and Investigation Discovery. For Investigation Discovery, John Terp is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.


Dick Gregory Speaks Out

A couple of months ago, plus a couple of weeks ago, I was in LA. And had I not been in LA, I would have never known that Ron Goldman's best friend was murdered, because it didn't run back east. He's walking down the street with a lady, and two dudes run up and say "It's a stickup!" Shoot him dead, don't take nothing from him, and don't bother her. Then three newspapers reporters reporting on the O. J. Simpson Trial end up dead mysteriously. When I was in Jamaica, about three months ago (it was on a Wednesday), and I was looking at CNN. I do news like drug addicts do dope. CNN said four people (were) killed today in the LA crime lab. Boom. OK. I stay up the rest of the night, waiting. I hear nothing else. I live outside of Boston, and read the Boston Globe. I called up my wife the next day...and told her what I heard, and she said: "Yes, I heard it come over the news once, but they went out of their way to say it had nothing to do with the O. J. Simpson Trial." I told her to get the morning paper...it read, four people killed in an office building in LA. Later, when I get back...I see a couple of stories that say four people (were) killed in a building that housed the LA crime lab.

That was the same Wednesday that Judge Ito cried and released court because a friend of his who had been a deputy sheriff had been murdered. This guy was associated with the O. J. Simpson Trial. You see this whole piece. And the press won't put it together, because you don't expect the press to put things together. But you use your common God-given sense, and say "Now, wait a minute! I know that America doesn't care anything about poor people getting killed.... So why are they playing up this thing up like Queen Elizabeth has stabbed Prince Charles to death?" You start seeing things that don't make any sense. Here's a judge that's having a case whose name wasn't on the original list. They went out of their way to get (Judge Ito). If I got a Dream Team defense as my council, and the cops are going to frame me, and your going to leave a judge (there), when you can knock that judge off. Let that judge sit there who says that his wife is the number one ranking women with the police department. And who I'm saying framed me. Give me a break!

You start seeing interesting things when the judge starts picking the jury. They have a lottery. He reaches into the box. And what number does he come out with? 0032. That's O. J.'s jersey number. Then we go to the end of the trial, and there's seven seats left for the verdict for the spectators, so he picks the lottery. What number does he pick? 187. Which is the code number for homicide across the country. So you start looking for all this craziness.

Mark Lane and I did a book about the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Because of that book and Mark Lane's ability to muster people together, the Senate and Congress were forced to have Kennedy/King assassination investigations. I mention it because of the book a lot of people started calling us with information. Freddie Prince called me one day, and he came into some information on the Kennedy assassination. I'm trying to tell him my phone is tapped. I told him that I was coming to LA the next day, and I have a fantastic script he might be able to use. He didn't hear me. He kept talking and talking and wondering why I wasn't interested. He died that night. They called it suicide. You know enough about this country that if someone trying to give you some information and they fall dead the next day, that's no accident.

I say that to say this: John Belushi called Mark Lane and said "I have some information to share with you about the Kennedy assassination." So Mark called me. I couldn't rearrange my schedule. They were supposed to meet in Detroit. The night before they were supposed to meet, John Belushi was murdered, with that overshot of drugs, and that woman from Canada. If you're sitting where I'm sitting, that's a CIA hit. Who's the Canadian woman's lawyer? Robert Shapiro.

If you look at Marcia Clark. Her first husband was on the Israeli air force, and he's a lightweight alcoholic and gambling thug. So she divorces him. Her second husband is Gordon Clark who comes out of the church of Scientology, and they were married by one of the high priests in the church of Scientology, named Bruce Roman. Bruce Roman, for some unknown reason, ends up shooting her first husband in the head. And as we talk he lays somewhere in LA a vegetable. None of that is important except that Bruce Roman's lawyer for that case was Robert Shapiro. So when does conflict of interest kick in? So when you're armed with all this, you start to see this whole manipulation.

People call me. I do radio shows all over the country, and they say "Look, what do you think about white folks reaction?" I understand. It was manipulated. White folks don't understand. There was two trials: there was one trial going on for the jury, and one trial going on for the masses. Why would 41 tapes of Fuhrman saying "Nigger".... It is not the N-word to me. It's nigger, nigger, nigger, nigger. When Jesse Jackson said "Hymietown" they didn't refer to that as the H-word. It's kind of interesting. If all of us lived in Russia now, we would think that all those black folks in America are crazy. Because we heard that they got upset because someone said N-word. So Russians look up N-word in the dictionary, and they find out it's the X amount letter in the alphabet.

Suppose that we were on a jury, and we heard a woman say that she had one miscarriage. Then they shut the jury down, and for the television cameras and the rest of the world, we hear that same woman say that she had twenty-two abortions. We the jury don't know that! When we come back, and the case is over, we are wondering why everyone is reacting to this woman. This is what is going on! It's a manipulation. They can create a racist document by asking black folks and white folks (what they think). More Chicanos live in LA than black folks. Nobody's ever polled them to know what they think about the O. J. Simpson Trial. They have never polled women as women to find out what they think.

Ain't it funny? Nobody has asked black folks what we think about Cuba. Or what we think about Bosnia. If I went to black folks and said make like you're going on a picnic next week, what's the first five things you put in your picnic basket. And then I say the same thing to white folks. Look at the difference! So anytime you want to manipulate that difference. I was looking at Geraldo when the verdict came in. I was surprised. I thought that they would find him guilty. He would be killed in jail, and they would make it look like suicide.

I suspected how in LA county where there's only 4% black folks, how nine got on the jury? That has always bothered me. When there was Rodney King, we couldn't get none. How come we can't get any black folks? Well, they just won't show up. We tried everything: we tried barbecue ribs, watermelon, we even tried naked white women, it just ain't coming. Somewhere when you think about all the odd things that have happened. What we saw when that trial ended. That was act one. Act two will be in a few minute. It's the whole manipulation of how they're doing it, and why they're doing it, I don't know.

Police state death squad tazers woman to death for sitting in her parked car

Caught On Camera: Woman Goes Into Cardiac Arrest During Traffic Stop

CBS2 TV
November 19, 2012

ENCINO, CALIF. — A video taken by the California Highway Patrol may be the first time a camera has captured all of the events leading up to a cardiac arrest following the use of a TASER® electronic control device.

On June 4, CHP officers stopped to check on the welfare of 50-year-old Angela Jones after finding her sitting in a parked vehicle on Haskell Avenue, near the Ventura (101) Freeway.

A camera mounted on the officers’ car captured the incident.

“How much have you had to drink tonight?” an officer asked the Studio City resident.

“Nothing,” Jones said.

“Nothing?” the officer responded. “What about medication or drugs?”

Officers questioned Jones for 15 minutes, suspecting she might be under the influence, and then asked to look through her purse.

“I just don’t feel like I want you to take my purse from me,” Jones said.

She held her purse tightly to her chest and ran back to her vehicle.

According to the arrest report, the CHP officer hit the trigger on his TASER® X-26 TM three times, sending three separate jolts into Jones’ chest.

“Do not move! Do not move! Stop moving!” the officer can be heard yelling.

The officers then pulled the driver out of the car, placed her on the sidewalk and realized she wasn’t breathing.

“Do you have a pulse?” one officer asked.

“Subject is unresponsive,” the other officer said.

One officer began performing CPR and Jones was revived.

Heart surgeon Dr. Kathy Magliato said Jones is lucky to be alive.

“It’s really critically important that law officers understand that this TASER is a weapon and it can kill people,” said Magliato, who also serves as president of the American Heart Association for greater Los Angeles.

Magliato told CBS2’s Randy Paige, “It’s awfully hard, Randy, exonerate the TASER when you see a woman who clearly was fine up until the point she was TASERed, and, then, becomes unconscious, loses her pulse and, then, is in sudden cardiac death.”

The video camera recorded the episode for 40 minutes. It’s likely the most complete record of the events leading up to a cardiac arrest following the use of a TASER electronic control device. However, it wasn’t the first time a similar incident was captured on video.

In March 2008, store security cameras in Charlotte, North Carolina captured 17-year-old Darryl Turner as police deployed a TASER model X-26 and electrocuted him following an argument with a store manager.

The teenager collapsed just off camera and later died.

Pasadena attorney John Burton represented the Turner family in a civil trial where the jury awarded $10 million in damages. He is now preparing a lawsuit on behalf of Jones.

“This device, the TASER as it’s called, is much more dangerous than the company indicates and that police believe, especially when it’s shot in the chest, the electric current can take over the heart rhythm and cause cardiac arrest,” Burton said.

TASER International disputes this claim on their website: “There is no reliable published data that proves TASER ECDs negatively affect the heart.”

TASER International refers to medical studies that conclude its devices do not harm the heart.

Nonetheless, the company changed its targeting guidelines in 2009, urging users to avoid strikes to the chest.

Dr. Magliato strongly disagreed with TASER International’s findings.

“Absolutely not, absolutely not,” Magliato said. “We have an article right here from circulation which comes out of one of the most prestigious cardiovascular journals in the country, that’s put out by the American Heart Association. This article discusses eight cases, eight cases where people were TASERed went into this ventricular fibrillation rhythm, seven of which died, so how can you tell me that using a TASER is completely benign — especially when you have it on videotape?”

Jones’ attorney Maria Cavalluzzi said her client now has many memory deficits and cognitive issues after the incident.

Cavalluzzi would only let Jones speak briefly due to the pending criminal charges, but the Studio City resident spoke just long enough to describe what little she remembers from the night of the traffic stop.

“Do you remember what it felt like when that TASER hit?” Paige said.

“I can remember fear,” Jones said.

Cavalluzzi said toxicology reports show there were no illegal drugs or alcohol in Jones’ system that night. Jones is facing criminal misdemeanor charges for resisting arrest and an infraction for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

The CHP declined CBS2’s request for an on-camera interview and offered a written statement which said, in part:

“The use of the TASER in this incident appears to be within CHP policy. Appropriate charges were filed against Miss Jones. To avoid interfering with the successful prosecution of this case, we have no further comment at this time.”

TASER International also provided a written statement:

“We are concerned about this incident and eagerly await more information as its becomes available since it’s speculative if not impossible to make a medical diagnosis from a YouTube video in which we can’t see what exactly occurred or know the condition of the suspect during the medical response.

“No use of force is risk free, but medical experts have concluded that TASER technology is among the most effective response to resistance tools available today. A U.S DOJ’s five-year study further states, ‘There is no conclusive medical evidence in the current body of research literature that indicates a high risk of serious injury or death to humans from the direct or indirect cardiovascular or metabolic effects of short-term (TASER) CED exposure in healthy, normal, nonstressed, nonintoxicated persons.

“It’s important to remember that more than 98,000 people have been saved from potential death or serious injury using TASER devices – an astounding number that would more than sell out the Rose Bowl.”

Despite TASER International’s targeting guidelines, CBS2 has learned that use of force directives for the CHP, LAPD and L.A. County Sheriff’s Department do not instruct officers to avoid direct strikes to the chest.

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I'm sorry, but as a former LEO and Prosecutor, exactly when did she resist arrest? She wasn't drunk, was drugged, and denied the officers consent to search her purse. She was not under arrest at the time she ran back to her car and was then tasered? When did the arrest come in? They wouldn't have found the marijuana until after an arrest so it couldn't have been for that? It wasn't based on a legitimate stop because the officers did not stop her, they stopped to check on her well-being. Charging her is the CHP's way of trying to cover its own ass for a bad use of force.

Why were the police allowed to alter and distort the video. Was it a black COP killing a white woman? In America the police are as much a criminal as the criminals.

"Law Enforcement" is by far the largest gang in the United States, and they are FAR worse than anything they pretend to protect us against.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Obama orders Predator drone strike on Indianapolis

Did a CIA Drone Really Level Two Homes in Indianapolis?

"Two words for you: predator drones. You will never see it coming. You think I’m joking? My approval ratings, which have just gone down. It doesn’t bother me. Beside I happen to know that my approval ratings are still very high in the country of my birth. There are few things in life that are harder to find and more important to keep than love -- well, love and a birth certificate. This is a big fucking meal!" -Communist dictator Hussein Obama Soetoro, Al Qaeda Taliban member since 1980, WhiteHouse.gov press release

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

General Betrayus stars in The Spy Who Shagged Me

Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me General Patreus Girlfriend
Kosher Major Paula Broadwell, US Army Intelligence, confessed during a televised speech that kosher General “Ass-licking Little Chicken-shit” Betrayus, Obama and Hillary are guilty of warcrimes and treason to be punished by death penalty for running illegal CIA torture camps in Libya in violation of Congressional law as Regie Love performs kosher oral suction on Obama's penis and Saudi Arabian Huma Mahmood Abedin licks Hillary Clinton's penis while he kosher husband in Congress stars in porn movies.

General Patraeus is a Dutch jew neocon who ran the 22-year Iraq War and Afghan War for jew George W Bush, and ran CIA for jew Hussein Obama Soetoro.

CIA terrorist Dr Steve Pieczenik MD says General Patraeus was fired by CIA agent Obama and CIA agent Hillary Clinton for seizing military control of the out-of-control CIA -- MP3 Hour 2 on 13 Nov 2012

General Petraeus: “The Spy Who Loved Him”

It’s absurd to think the FBI just found out about CIA Director Petraeus’ affair with Paula Broadwell, his biographer. The timing is too convenient.

The FBI knew about the affair some time ago and, under strict orders, kept their mouths shut until just after Election Day. If they hadn’t, the scandal would have blown up during Obama’s campaign run.

During the period the FBI knew about Petraeus’ affair, they also knew he was completely vulnerable to blackmail. In FBI and CIA circles, to have done nothing about it is considered treasonous. Putting a gag on these FBI people had to been done by the White House.

The latest word is that Petraeus will not testify before Congress about what really happened in Benghazi. He “may be called” on the carpet at a future time, which could mean never.

His absence will help conceal details of the Chris Stevens murder and the build-up of US-sponsored terrorists in the Benghazi sector of Libya.

In fact, Petraeus’ initial statements to Congress, behind closed doors on September 14, led legislators to believe that absurd film trailer was the cause of the “uprising” at the house where Stevens was attacked and killed. Was the General’s ridiculous declaration made under orders from the White House, who had the blackmail goods on him?

Then, finally, on October 26th, Petraeus, perhaps fed up at how he was being used by the White House to provide cover for the president, stated: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need [in Bengazi]. Claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.”

In this whole scenario, we would be looking at a potential case of double blackmail. First by the White House, who knew of the affair sometime ago, and second, by whoever might have wrung CIA and military secrets out of Petraeus because they knew about his affair with Broadwell.

What does that make Paula Broadwell. In intelligence parlance, she would be a classic “honey trap.”

By circumstance, by accident, or on purpose?

She has a long military background. A graduate of West Point, she directed counter-terrorism studies at Tufts University. She worked with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. She is no innocent.

She very well knew that, during the time of their extended affair, Petraeus was vulnerable to any number of blackmail vectors. This did not make her waver.

She knew this wasn’t just some fling with a lieutenant colonel or even a run-of-the-mill general. Petraeus was head of all forces in the Afghanistan war. Then he was CIA director.

There are a lot of ways to write a biography that don’t involve sleeping with the subject and opening him up to blackmail at a very high level.

People from both sides of the aisle in Washington are expressing deep sorrow that an American hero had to resign. What nonsense. They’re building cover for Petraeus. They’re intentionally avoiding the question of what compromises he may have agreed to during his peak military service and intelligence directorship.

In Afghanistan, Petraeus was Obama’s choice to replace Stanley McChrystal, the general who blew his career during a Rolling Stone interview in which his men took pot shots at the president.

It is quite fair to ask whether Petraeus served as Obama’s man in Afghanistan under the unspoken but implied threat that, if there were any kerfuffles, any deviations, any criticisms of the White House Afghan policy, Petraeus’ affair would become public knowledge.

Despite claims by a friend that the affair with Broadwell began after Petraeus assumed leadership of the CIA, there is a strong possibility it started earlier, when Broadwell was “embedded” with the general in Afghanistan.

Was Paula Broadwell covertly working for the White House during her affair with Petraeus? Was she working for somebody else? Did she start out as an agent? Was she drawn into becoming one because she, too, as a married woman, was open to blackmail?

The public and the mainstream press, playing the part of “oh isn’t this too bad but of course nothing really serious or weird or compromising could have happened here,” doesn’t want to know how the spy game is actually played. They’d rather watch Jeopardy and pop Zoloft.

“Two people, both married, couldn’t resist a great passion. It happens. All of us make mistakes. We understand. Even great men can succumb. And she was obviously smitten. What a shame.”

Yeah. Sure.

Petraeus, the man, is now a legitimate target for serious questions. If he entered into the affair, knowing full well the blackmail it opened him up to, what is he all about? Where have his loyalties resided?

Some starry-eyed people will think asking about this is “impolite,” because, after all, “the man is an American hero.” Nonsense.

Then we have questions about Petraeus’ potential political career. The press went after him with all sorts of questions about what he might do in the 2012 election. The idea was out there. Could he run for president against Obama? Could he become the next Eisenhower?

If he had decided to make the move, he would have had a formidable number of supporters. But he adamantly said no. Was this a genuine expression of disinterest, or was Petraeus already compromised and under the thumb of the White House?

“All right, David, you’re gone from Afghanistan now. You’ve retired from the Army. The hero returns. Don’t get any ideas about running for president. You know what we know about you. By the way, the director of Central Intelligence is open. How would you like that job?”

“Oh no,” people say. “This kind of thing would never happen.”

Really? What kind of world do you think Washington is? The Peace Corp with martini lunches? The Unitarian Church with occasional brandies and cigars?

Remember Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s famous remark when she was asked about the devastation the US was wreaking in Iraq through its economic sanctions?

May 12, 1996, 60 Minutes. Lesley Stahl says: “We have heard that half a million [Iraqi] children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?”

Albright: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price—we think the price is worth it.”

Now that’s the real world of Washington, once the PR people get out of the way.

Blackmail of a famous general, a director of the CIA? That’s nothing.

A famous general falling under the power of blackmail? A general who knows some of the deep dark secrets about Dope Inc., the trillion-dollar opium growing operation in Afghanistan, a general whose troops have helped to restore the planting of the poppies there? A general who knows about the longed-for oil pipeline running through Afghanistan and the various persons whom it will benefit?

Could Petraeus have been a target for all manner of blackmail mounted by numerous parties?

Is the Pope Catholic?


Petraeus said to be shocked by girlfriend's emails

Nov 12, 2012

By KIMBERLY DOZIER and PETE YOST
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - CIA Director David Petraeus was shocked to learn last summer that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening emails warning another woman to stay away from him, former staff members and friends told The Associated Press Monday.

Petraeus told these associates his relationship with the second woman, Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, was platonic, though his biographer-turned-lover Paula Broadwell apparently saw her as a romantic rival. Retired Gen. Petraeus also denied to these associates that he had given Broadwell any of the sensitive military information alleged to have been found on her computer, saying anything she had must have been provided by other commanders during reporting trips to Afghanistan.

The associates spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss the matters, which could be part of an FBI investigation.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with Kelley.

A senior defense official, who discussed the matter only on condition of anonymity because it is under investigation, said 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails and other documents from Allen's communications with Kelley between 2010 and 2012 are under review by the Pentagon. He would not say whether they involved sexual matters or whether they are thought to include unauthorized disclosures of classified information. The official said Allen has denied any wrongdoing.

FBI agents appeared at Broadwell's Charlotte, N.C., home Monday night and appeared to be conducting a search. An FBI spokeswoman confirmed the agents' presence but did not say what they were doing.

Petraeus, who led U.S. military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, resigned his CIA post Friday, acknowledging his extramarital affair with Broadwell and expressing deep regret.

New details of the investigation that brought an end to his storied career emerged as President Barack Obama hunted for a new CIA director and members of Congress questioned why the months-long probe was kept quiet for so long.

Kelley, the Tampa woman, began receiving harassing emails in May, according to two federal law enforcement officials. They, too, spoke only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. The emails led Kelley to report the matter, eventually triggering the investigation that led Petraeus to resign as head of the intelligence agency.

FBI agents traced the alleged cyber harassment to Broadwell, the officials said, and discovered she was exchanging intimate messages with a private Gmail account. Further investigation revealed the account belonged to Petraeus under an alias.

Petraeus and Broadwell apparently used a trick, known to terrorists and teenagers alike, to conceal their email traffic, one of the law enforcement officials said.

Rather than transmitting emails to the other's inbox, they composed at least some messages and instead of transmitting them, left them in a draft folder or in an electronic "dropbox," the official said. Then the other person could log onto the same account and read the draft emails there. This avoids creating an email trail that is easier to trace.

Broadwell had co-authored a biography titled "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus," published in January. In the preface, she said she met Petraeus in the spring of 2006 while she was a graduate student at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and she ended up following him on multiple trips to Afghanistan as part of her research.

But the contents of the email exchanges between Petraeus and Broadwell suggested to FBI agents that their relationship was intimate. The FBI concluded relatively quickly - by late summer at the latest - that no security breach had occurred, the two senior law enforcement officials said. But the FBI continued its investigation into whether Petraeus had any role in the harassing emails.

Petraeus, 60, told one former associate he began an affair with Broadwell, 40, a couple of months after he became the director of the CIA late last year. They mutually agreed to end the affair four months ago, but they kept in contact because she was still writing a dissertation on his time commanding U.S. troops overseas, the associate said.

FBI agents contacted Petraeus, and he was told that sensitive, possibly classified documents related to Afghanistan were found on her computer. He assured investigators they did not come from him, and he mused to his associates that they were probably given to her on her reporting trips to Afghanistan by commanders she visited in the field there. The FBI concluded there was no security breach.

One associate also said Petraeus believes the documents described past operations and had already been declassified, although they might have still been marked as "secret." Broadwell had high security clearances on her own as part of her job as a reserve Army major working for military intelligence. But those clearances are only in effect when a soldier is on active duty, which she was not at the time she researched the Petraeus biography.

During a talk last month at the University of Denver, Broadwell raised eyebrows when she said the CIA had detained people at a secret facility in Benghazi, Libya, and the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate and CIA base there was an effort to free those prisoners.

Obama issued an executive order in January 2009 stripping the CIA of its authority to take prisoners. The move meant the CIA was forbidden from operating secret jails across the globe as it had under President George W. Bush.

CIA spokesman Preston Golson said: "Any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless."

Broadwell did not say who told her about CIA activities in Libya. The video of Broadwell's speech was viewed on YouTube.

A Petraeus associate said the retired general was shocked to find out about Broadwell's emails to Kelley. Petraeus was not shown the messages, but investigators told him the emails told Kelley to stay away from the general in a threatening tone.

Petraeus told former staffers and friends that he was friends with Kelley and her surgeon husband, Scott, and regularly visited their brick home with imposing white columns overlooking Tampa Bay.

Jill Kelley, 37, served as a sort of social ambassador for U.S. Central Command, hosting parties for the general when Petraeus was commander there from 2008-2010.

A photo shows Petraeus and his wife, Holly, with the Kelleys and Jill's identical twin sister Natalie Khawam in the Kelleys' front yard, decked out in party beads with a pirate flag in the background. Khawam, is a Tampa lawyer who works on health care fraud and whistleblowers cases, according to her Linkedin profile, which was removed from the professional networking site Monday. The sisters - hard to differentiate in the picture with their matching long dark locks and black dresses - also competed in a cook-off filmed for a Food Network show called "Food Fight" in 2003.

Jill Kelley regularly kept in touch with then-Gen. Petraeus when he became commander of the Afghan war effort, the two exchanging near-daily emails and instant messages, two of his former staffers say. But those messages were exchanged in accounts that his aides monitored as part of their duties and were not romantic in tone, the staffers said.

Kelley did not answer the door at her Tampa home Monday morning, and later left her home by car without talking to reporters. The Kelleys hired Abbe Lowell, a Washington lawyer who has represented well-known clients including lobbyist Jack Abramoff and former presidential candidate John Edwards, and released a statement Sunday through a Washington-based crisis management firm that she and her family had been friends with the Petraeus family for five years and wanted to respect their privacy.

Petraeus and his family are devastated over the affair, especially Mrs. Petraeus, who "is not exactly pleased right now," after 38 years of marriage, said Steve Boylan, a friend and former Petraeus spokesman who spoke to him over the weekend.

"Furious would be an understatement," Boylan told ABC's "Good Morning America." The couple has two adult children, including a son who led an infantry platoon in Afghanistan as an Army lieutenant.

Broadwell is married with two young sons and lives in Charlotte, N.C. She has not returned phone calls or emails seeking comment.

As the criminal investigation continued into the emails to Kelley, FBI Director Robert Mueller and eventually Attorney General Eric Holder were notified that agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving Petraeus, said one of the law enforcement officials.

Broadwell and Petraeus have each been questioned by FBI agents twice in recent weeks, with both acknowledging the affair in separate interviews. The FBI's most recent interviews with Broadwell and with Petraeus both occurred during the week of Oct. 29, days before the election, one of the law enforcement officials said. The FBI notified Obama's director of national intelligence, James Clapper, of the investigation on Tuesday Nov. 6, Election Day.

Clapper called Petraeus that night and urged him to resign. Clapper informed the White House late Wednesday, and aides informed the president Thursday morning, before Petraeus came to personally hand in his resignation letter.

Some members of Congress are questioning why they weren't told sooner. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she wants to investigate why she had to find out from news reports Friday.

But there were at least a couple of members of Congress who heard inklings of the affair before the election. Republican Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington state received a tip from an FBI source that the CIA director was involved in an affair in late October. Reichert arranged for an associate of his source at the FBI to call House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Saturday, Oct. 27, according to Cantor spokesman Rory Cooper.

The FBI agent who contacted Reichert was the same one who first received the allegations from Kelley, a federal law enforcement official said Monday night. That agent's role in the case consisted simply of passing along information from Kelley to the FBI agents who conducted the investigation, but that agent was subsequently told by his superiors to steer clear of the case because they grew concerned that the agent had become obsessed with the investigation, the official said. The agent was a friend of Kelley and long before the case involving Petraeus got under way, the agent had sent Kelley shirtless photos of himself, according to this official. The Wall Street Journal first reported that this FBI agent was kept away from the case.

Cooper told The Associated Press Monday that Cantor notified the FBI's chief of staff of the conversation but did not tell anyone else because he did not know whether the information from a person he didn't know was credible.

"Two weeks ago, you don't want to start spreading something you can't confirm," Cooper said.

The FBI responded by telling Cantor's office that it could not confirm or deny an investigation, but assured the leader's office it was acting to protect national security. Cooper said Cantor believed that if the information was accurate and national security was affected, the FBI would, as obligated, inform the congressional intelligence committees and others, including House Speaker John Boehner.

One of the law enforcement officials who spoke to the AP said long-standing Justice Department policy and practice is not to share information from an ongoing criminal investigation with anyone outside the department, including the White House and Congress. The official said national security must be involved to notify Capitol Hill, and that was not the case in the Petraeus matter.

Petraeus' affair with Broadwell will be the subject of meetings Wednesday involving congressional intelligence committee leaders, FBI deputy director Sean Joyce and CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell.

Petraeus had been scheduled to appear before congressional committees on Thursday to testify about the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Morell is expected to testify in place of Petraeus.

Feinstein and others didn't rule out the possibility that Congress will try to compel Petraeus to testify about Benghazi at a later date, even though he's relinquished his job.

Yost reported from Washington. Associated Press writers Nedra Pickler, Larry Margasak, Adam Goldman and Robert Burns contributed to this report. Dozier can be followed on Twitter (at)kimberlydozier.


Paula Broadwell's Father: 'This Is About Something Else Entirely, And The Truth Will Come Out'

Kim Bhasin
Business Insider
Nov. 12, 2012

Paula Broadwell's father Paul Krantz (Krantz is a popular jewish name) gave the New York Daily News a strange, cryptic quote this afternoon outside his home in Bismarck, N.D.

“This is about something else entirely, and the truth will come out,” he told the Daily News.

“There is a lot more that is going to come out ... You wait and see. There’s a lot more here than meets the eye.”

He said that his daughter, who's at the center of the controversy that prompted CIA director David Petraeus to resign from his post, is a victim of character assassination, and that there's something much bigger lurking behind the curtain.

Krantz also said that he supports his daughter "100 percent," and that he can't elaborate any further.

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The FBI Found Classified Documents On Paula Broadwell's Computer (because West Point Military Academy graduate Major Paula Broadwell has a Top Secret security clearance as a military officer in U.S. Army Intelligence)

Here's What Petraeus Biographer Paula Broadwell Had To Say About His Wife...



Pictured with Jill Kelley is her husband, Scott, and Holly Petraeus

Revealed: FBI agent friend of Florida housewife at center of Petreaus scandal who sent topless pictures to her ‘went rogue’ after being told to 'stay the hell away'

Jill Kelley contacted an FBI friend when she received harassing emails

The male agent had previously sent her shirtless photos of himself

He wasn't trained in cybercrime issues and was banned from the case but still involved himself by leaking word of the investigation to Congressman

By Hayley Peterson and Meghan Keneally
London Daily Mail
12 November 2012

A federal agent who sent topless pictures of himself to the woman at the center of the Petraeus and General Allen scandals was told to 'stay the hell away' from the investigation but took it upon himself to 'nose around', it was revealed today.

After receiving a half dozen harassing emails from an anonymous account - but later linked to Petraeus' mistress Paula Broadwell, Jill Kelley, the Florida woman who served as a volunteer social liaison officer at the Tampa military base, contacted a male FBI agent that she knew and had previously worked with.

During a prior exchange, when the agent was trying to establish a friendly relationship with the married mother-of-three, he sent her shirtless photos of himself adding to questions over his true intention behind going above-and-beyond his work duties to help her with the threats.

Because he was not a part of the cybercrime unit at the FBI nor did he have any training regarding electronic threats, he was never assigned to the case once he brought it to the agency's attention yet he still felt it necessary to involve himself.

The New York Times reports that an unidentified senior official said that the agent's superiors 'told him to stay the hell away from it, and he was not invited to briefings'.

The FBI declined to identify the agent, who is now under an internal investigation by the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility.

Shortly thereafter, the agent was barred from the case over concerns that he 'might have grown obsessed with the matter,' the Wall Street Journal reports.

Even after he was prohibited from involvement in the case, the agent, described as Right wing, decided to contact Republican congressman David Reichert about the matter because he assumed that the investigation had stalled. Reichert then told fellow Republican Rep. Eric Cantor.

The Times says that the agent's 'worldview' made him believe that the issue was being kept quiet to help President Obama, as the entire investigation took place in the months leading up to his re-election.

He complained that senior FBI officials were going to 'sweep the matter under the rug,' the FBI learned.

What the agent didn't know was that investigators had traced the harassing emails back to accounts used by Broadwell, David Petraeus' 40-year-old married biographer.

In one of the emails, Broadwell accused Kelley of touching 'him' underneath a table and another email asked if Kelley's husband was aware of her actions, according to the newspaper.

Kelley, 37, is a volunteer who organizes social events for military families in the Tampa area. She often hosts the events at her million-dollar Bayshore Boulevard home, which is located only a couple miles from MacDill Air Force base, where Petraeus was leader of the U.S. Central Command.

'The Kelley mansion became the place to be seen for coalition officers,' according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Kelley's husband, Dr. Scott Kelley, is a highly sought-after surgeon who specializes in a rare type of minimally invasive surgery to cure cancer of the esophagus.

Since the Kelleys have been in Tampa, one or both have been subjects of lawsuits nine times — including an $11,000 judgment against them that originated in Pennsylvania, according to the Tampa Bay Times.


Who had Ambassador Stevens Killed and How the Petraeus Affair Factors In

There is the reason for an event and there is the real reason behind the event. Sixty percent of all married men cheat on their spouse. The more money they make and the more power a man possesses, the more opportunity for cheating.

I have swamp land for sale, in Florida, for anyone to purchase if they are naive enough to believe that David Petraeus, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), resigned solely based upon having an extramarital affair with the biographer-turned-mistress, Colonel Paula Broadwell. How did the affair compromise Petraeus’ position as CIA director? The FBI has concluded that it did not.

The media has suggested that the affair began in 2006. So, the ignorant American public is supposed to believe that David Patraeus was vetted by the FBI, the Secret Service and the rest of the Obama goon squad and they did not discover the affair until AFTER Ambassador’s Steven’s murder? How convenient is that? This doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in the CIA’s and the FBI’s vetting practices now does it? Let me be clear again about this outrageous set of facts. The most powerful and presumably thorough intelligence agency was unable to detect Patraeus’ affair during the vetting process? America, this is what you are being asked to believe!

It is abundantly clear that the extramarital affair excuse is just one more piece of excrement piled upon a growing mountain of Obama manure perpetrated by this administration in order to cover up the fact that they had Chris Stevens murdered by the very terrorists that Stevens was running guns to on behalf of the CIA.

Does Adultery Get One Fired?

Let’s examine this event through the lens of common sense. Adultery is indeed a violation of the Military Code of Justice and senior command officers have indeed lost their careers over their sexual indiscretions. However, David Patraeus is no longer a command officer in the military and would not be subject to these prohibitions. And the adultery prohibition is rarely enforced, even in the military, and when it is, it is used as a matter of political expediency in order to get rid of an undesirable.

As for the political “I did not have sex with the woman, Monica Lewinski,” crowd, adultery is not a career killer. And for the head of a federal agency, or for a cabinet member, unless the affair can be shown to compromise national security, it does not end the careers of unholy partakers of the forbidden fruit while serving in high government office. Petraeus decided to quit, though he was breaking no laws by having an affair, officials said.

Janet and David A Tale of Two Tails

Rumors persist that the way to get promoted in the Department of Homeland Security is to “provide services” to one’s superiors, especially for Homeland Security Director, Janet Napolitano. So if it is permissible for Janet to be serviced in exchange for a promotion, then why should David be any different when it comes to giving an exclusive to your mistresses’ journalistic desire to become his biographer? Yet Janet is on the verge of being promoted to Attorney General, despite her indiscretions and resulting law suit. Conversely, Patraeus is out of a job. But wait, the believability of this cover story gets worse!

According to New York Times best-selling author, Aaron Klein, whom I have interviewed on my talk show, Hillary Clinton is a lesbian who surrounded herself with lesbian aids and staffers when she was the First Lady and she continues to do so as the Secretary of State. And as the Mail Online points out, why did it not seem to matter to Hillary that her husband chased anything that wore a skirt? It is because she is a serial lesbian who has had multiple affairs.

Take Attorney General, Eric Holder, his actions, related to the topic of sex, are the most reprehensible of them all. Brandon Darby, previously an FBI informant, is speaking out on the Department of Justice’s hesitancy to assist victims of human trafficking, in particular they are refusing to help children who have been victims of sex crimes. The obvious question is, who is Holder protecting? This inaction on the part of Eric Holder is far more reprehensible, and represents a greater violation of the public trust than do the actions of Hillary Clinton and Janet Napolitano.

When one considers the fast and furious sexual life-styles of the senior cabinet members of the Obama administration, it is impossible to swallow the fact that Patraeus was sacked because of an affair.

The Patraeus dismissal based upon an extramarital affair is a cover story, plain and simple.

The Rats are Jumping Off the Ship

I do not care what people do in their private lives behind closed doors. I do not care if Clinton and Napolitano are lesbians. My feelings hold true for the President, the Director of Homeland Security, the Secretary of State or the director of the CIA. However, when a fake cover story is concocted to cover up the murder of an ambassador, as it was with Chris Stevens, then it is everyone’s business.

Many of the rats of the Obama administration are jumping ship in the aftermath of the murder of Ambassador Stevens and this explains why Patraeus was fired as CIA director. Patraeus is gone for the same reason that Hillary Clinton will soon be gone. Clinton is gone for the same reasons that Eric Holder is contemplating leaving.

Congressional Hearings Regarding the Death of Stevens Begin Soon

If Petraeus was subpoenaed before Congress in his role as CIA director, he could not invoke the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination. If Hillary Clinton is subpoenaed to testify before Congress, in her role as Secretary of State, she cannot invoke the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination. And if members of the Obama administration begin to incriminate themselves for their dirty deeds which resulted in Stevens’ death, then they implicate Obama.

This is Obama’s potential Watergate moment. If Clinton reveals before Congress that, as the senior official that oversees diplomatic security, that she denied Stevens’ requests for extra security and that she, Holder, Patraeus and Obama watch drone footage for nearly seven hours as Stevens and his party were murdered and that these senior level Cabinet officials blocked AFRICOM Commander, General Hamm, and the Commander of Carrier Task Force 3, Admiral Gayouette from rescuing the Stevens contingent, and then had both men arrested when the tried to disobey orders and rescue Stevens in violation of these executive orders from Obama administration.

The gravity of these events are stunning! All of these senior officials, including the President, are implicated as accomplices in Stevens murder. This is criminally negligent homocide. This is first degree murder! And why did Stevens have to murdered? Stevens was murdered because he was running guns for the CIA to al-Qaeda operatives, first in Libya last year and in Syria this year.

Dead men tell no tales in this Middle East version of Fast of Furious. This also explains why Patraeus had to be sacked. He was the link between Stevens’ gun running and al-Qaeda since Stevens’ gun running was a CIA operation conducted under the purview of Petraeus. This account is partially confirmed by Council on Foreign Relations member, Dr Steve Pieczenik, as states that Stevens was running guns and missiles into Syria. You remember the missing hand held stinger missiles that went missing in the NATO invasion of Libya last year? Those would be the ones! Can you imagine the public’s further outcry when al-Qaeda operatives begin brining down American commercial airliners with these weapons. Even Biden would not be able to pardon this motley crew!

How Will the New World Order Spin This?

Only a month before the election, I thought Obama’s reign of terror was over. However, in the month before the election, the economic outcome appeared brighter for the first time in years. The housing market showed signs of rebounding. The stock market appeared stronger and the banks were actually talking about loosening credit.

The George Soros voting machines came into play. The military’s vote was compromised. All the stops were pulled out to extend the heinous tyranny of Obama by the global elite. Why? The very simple and obvious reason is that with Benghazi-Gate, the elite can pull Obama’s strings in any direction they want. If Obama gets out of line, the global elite will topple his presidency and the aforementioned Obamanites will go to prison for a very long time.

What will the next four years look like in America? Well, under the existing conditions, with Obama’s very freedom riding on the whims of the globalists, the future of America looks bleak as Obama is completely compromised.

I do not look for Obama to complete the four years of his term. I predict that the globalists will use Obama for all they can get and then they will implode his presidency. The resulting lack of confidence will destroy this country and we could very easily de-evolve into a civil war which fits nicely into the globalists agenda of totally destroying America.


Paula Broadwell's License Found in Rock Creek Park: Alleged Death Threat?

Paula Broadwell's lost driver's license was found in Rock Creek Park, the same park in which another woman's dead body was found after it was discovered that she was having an affair with a U.S. congressman.

There has been no shortage of conspiracy theories following the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, who announced that he had partaken in an affair with Broadwell, which allegedly began in 2011.

A jogger recently discovered the license and turned it in to Maryland Park police, according to ABC News, although the license was reportedly originally found in Rock Creek Park which is located in Washington D.C. Rock Creek Park is also the location where Chandra Levy's body was found in 2002. Levy went missing in 2001; the investigation led to allegations that she was having an affair with then-U.S. Representative, Gary Condit. While he was never charged, the intense media coverage of the case cost him a re-election.

Reports that Broadwell's license was found in the same spot have raised suspicion from some, who suggest that the license placement was intended to be a warning to Broadwell regarding her affair. She ended the affair with Petraeus four months ago after the couple allegedly came to a mutual agreement.

"Well, do you think someone is sending a message....that's where they found that young woman's body a few years back....the one in an affair with the congressman," Dale O'Kelly wrote on the US News blog.

"Chandra Levy was her name (a spy for Israeli Mossad). First thing that came to my mind too," a second user added.

The case also brought up a second conspiracy theory involving Mary Pinchot Meyer, who was killed while taking a walk near the Georgetown canal towpath.

Meyer, who had previously been married to Central Intelligence Agency official Cord Meyer, was allegedly having an affair with president John F. Kennedy. A number of books, including one written by author Peter Janney, accused the CIA of committing the crime. Meyer was known to take frequent walks in the secluded, outside area. No one was ever convicted of the crime; the only suspect was acquitted because no gun was ever found.

In the past, Broadwell has stated that she went running in Rock Creek Park at times with General Petraeus.


Ass-licking Little Chickenshit done in by the Patriot Act?

Dave Lindorff
counterpunch.org
November 13, 2012

There is a delicious irony to the story of the crash-and-burn career of Four-Star General and later (at least briefly) CIA Director David Petraeus.

The man who was elevated to the ethereal ranks of a General Eisenhower or Robert E. Lee by swooning corporate myth makers like the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Trudy Rubin, the Washington Post’s David Iglesias, and the NY Times’ Michael Gordon, was never really that brilliant. It wasn’t his “surge” after all that quieted things down (temporarily) in Iraq; rather it was a deal to pay off the insurgents with cash to stand down until the US could gracefully pull out without having to be shooting its way down to Kuwait in full retreat. As for his allegedly “brilliant” counterinsurgency policy of “winning hearts and minds,” we have already seen how well that has worked in Iraq, which is now basically a client state of Iran, and the writing is already on the wall in Afghanistan, where the US is almost universally loathed, with US forces spending most of their time looking out for Afghan soldiers who might turn their guns on their supposed ally and “mentor” American troops.

For a real measure of Gen. Petraeus , go to Admiral William Fallon — that rare military leader who had the guts to tell President Bush and Cheney he would not allow an attack on Iran “on his watch,” thereby quite possibly saving us all from being at war with Iran years ago. Fallon, who at the time in 2007 was head of Centcom, the military command region covering the entire Middle East, once reportedly called, Petraeus, who was being put in charge of the Iraq theater, an “ass-licking little chicken-shit” — to his face.

Anyhow, what makes the epic collapse of this consummate political general’s career so exquisite is that it was the post-9-11 spying capabilities of the FBI that allowed its agents to slip unannounced into the email of the General’s paramour, Paula Broadwell (a name that could have been selected by Ian Fleming!), and possibly into the general’s own email too, there to find the evidence, allegedly in the form of X-rated letters, of a covert adulterous relationship underway.

We now know that the FBI was alerted to this breach of decorum (if the illicit romance began while Petraeus was on active duty in Afghanistan, he could be prosecuted under the same rules that have led to the prosecution of many lower ranking offers: bringing ill-repute upon the military) and lack of judgement on the part of the head of the nation’s spooks, by a second woman, Jill Kelley, who was a volunteer military liaison and family friend of the Petraeus clan. Kelley’s closeness to Petraeus allegedly caused the jealous Broadwell to allegedly send threatening emails to her imagined rival, including one that told her to “stay away from my guy!”

It seems likely Kelley, in asking the FBI to put a halt to the threatening emails, would have been quick to point out that Broadwell was having an affair with Petraeus. In any event, once the FBI successfully go the telecom company she was using to allow them into Broadwell’s email, that would have been clear, and it would have been easy work to move on to the general’s own cache of love letters (in which he may have been referred to by Broadwell by what she told the Daily Show’s John Stewart was his childhood nickname “Peaches”).

The CIA chief was thus done in by the Patriot Act and other assorted violations of the First and Fourth Amendments, all backed by Gen. Petraeus and his political promoters in Congress and the White House, as well as in the corporate media.

Of course, while we can enjoy this payback, and speculate on how it must be giving the shivers to many a White House staffer and member of Congress, it should also be a warning to us all that the FBI, the CIA, and the myriad other intelligence agencies littering the US landscape, these days have virtually limitless ability to monitor our every email message, tweet and phone call.

Maybe we should invite the now humbled Petraeus to become the poster child for a renewed battle to restore the Bill of Rights.


The Real Reason Petraeus Resigned

It was just a coincidence that the attack on the Benghazi consulate occurred on the anniversary of 9/11. We were told that it was really a “protest turned violent” over an anti-Islam video that had exactly seventeen views on YouTube, being uploaded two months before, averaging less than one view per day.

CIA director David Petraeus towed the party line and parroted this ludicrous YouTube story, backing up Obama in testimony to Congress.

At least until we found out that there was no protest.

At least until we found out that Obama had known it was a terrorist act in less than an hour with emails going directly to the White House Situation Room.

At least until we found out that the Obama administration had a live drone feed of the entire seven hour attack.

Then we found out the two former SEALS and then CIA operatives Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were told to repeatedly “stand down” and not help Ambassador Chris Stevens and the other Americans. But they disobeyed a direct order and went anyway, saving over twenty Americans, but paying with their lives.

Petraeus towed the party line with the video but refused to fall on the sword and say the CIA gave this stand down order, thus implicating that it was Obama who had denied help to both the consulate and CIA annex which later came under attack.

And when you cross a Chicago thug like Obama, payback is swift and lethal.

Petraeus needed to be taken out—but after the election—and before he was scheduled to testify under oath this time to Congress about what he knew about Benghazi.

Petraeus’ resignation had nothing to do with an affair. In fact, the affair had been over for months. The FBI had been investigating literally thousands of emails that Petraeus had sent to his former paramour, biographer Paula Broadwell, for longer than that and could have dropped the guillotine months before if they wanted to.

It was rather about paybacks and keeping the American people in the dark about the real reason Petraeus had to be kept quiet about Benghazi: gunrunning. Gunrunning of tens of thousands of Libyan weapons to the al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels.


Jill Kelley, twin sister visited White House three times in autumn of 2012

By Amy Gardner
Washington Post
Nov 16, 2012

Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite embroiled in the scandal surrounding former CIA director and retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus’s abrupt resignation last week, visited the White House with her twin sister three times this fall, a White House official confirmed Friday.

Kelley, 37, and her sister, Natalie Khawam, lunched at the White House mess, or cafeteria, twice with a mid-level staffer in the Obama administration whom Kelley had met socially in Tampa. One lunch occurred in late September and the other in late October. In addition, Kelley, her husband, their three children, her sister and her sister’s child took a tour of the White House on Nov. 4.

All three visits were arranged by the staffer as a courtesy and at the request of Kelley, said the White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The staffer did not offer a private tour but simply arranged for Kelley and her relatives to take a tour of the White House that is regularly available to members of the public.

The official said the staffer met Kelley during a visit to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, headquarters of the U.S. Central Command. It was during Petraeus’s command there that he met Kelley, a prominent Tampa socialite known for throwing lavish parties and for befriending top military leaders at Central Command.

Kelley flaunted her access to these military VIPs but also developed what family members called genuine friendships with some. Her close connections to Petraeus and Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, have brought them all under intense scrutiny in an unfolding scandal.

Federal investigators have said that Kelley’s complaint about harassing e-mails — which were eventually traced to Petraeus’s biographer, Paula Broadwell — triggered the FBI’s discovery of the general’s extramarital affair with Broadwell and his eventual resignation as head of the CIA. According to a senior defense official, Kelley also exchanged hundreds of e-mails with Allen, who has been ensnared in the case amid questions about whether he had “inappropriate communications” with her.

The White House official declined to identify the staffer who lunched with Kelley but said the employee is not a senior member of the administration. That characterization stands in contrast to Kelley’s boasts. In e-mails to the mayor of Tampa, reported in the Huffington Post, Kelley crowed about visiting the White House days before the scandal broke. “I was at the WH with my friends in the Administration this weekend — the stress was surreal!” she wrote, according to the Huffington Post. “But glad POTUS has been reelected!”

The official said that anyone with dining privileges at the White House mess can bring a guest. The official also said that Kelley and her family went through the same security screening that all members of the public must go through to take the White House tour.

The White House official also volunteered that Broadwell attended two meetings in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building within the White House complex. One meeting was in June 2009 with a staff member handling Afghanistan and Pakistan policy. The other meeting, in June 2011, was a briefing on Afghanistan-Pakistan policy for a group of approximately 20 attendees.

The latter meeting took place a few hours before President Obama gave a prime-time speech to the nation on his plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

Carol D. Leonnig contributed to this report.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Israeli terror bombers dressed as Arabs sued USA after arrests on 9/11/2001, confessed 'overthrow of USA'

"The FBI has issued a BOLO on suspected terrorists driving a white delivery van from New York City to the Mexican border. The suspects are using Israeli passports. They are armed and dangerous."
-Knox County TN Emergency 911 Dispatch, Sept 11, 2001, 11am EST (KURZBERG v. ASHCROFT 619 F.3d 176 (2010))
september911surprise.com
piratenews.org/911con.html

"Vehicle possibly related to New York terrorist attack. White, 2000 Chevrolet van with New Jersey registration with 'Urban Moving Systems' sign on back seen at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ, at the time of first impact of jetliner into World Trade Center. Three individuals with van were seen celebrating after initial impact and subsequent explosion. FBI Newark Field Office requests that, if the van is located, hold for prints and detain individuals."
-FBI BOLO ("Be On Lookout"), 11 September 2001, 3:31 p.m., according to Bergen County Police Chief John Schmidig, source 2

"Newark later polygraphed two of the five detainees on an issue limited to whether either had used a video camera in filming the WTC explosions. Film obtained from the 35mm camera of one of the detainees was later developed and processed by the Newark Division. The photos clearly corroborate statements that the Israelis are visibly happy on nearly all of the photographs. Oddly XXX and XXX were stopped while traveling in the direction of the site of the hijacked plane that crashed outside of Pittsburg, PA. A former Urban Moving Systems employee later contacted the Newark Division with information indicating that he quit his employment with Urban Moving Systems due to the high amount of anti-American sentiment among Urban employees. The former employee stated that an Israeli employee of Urban had even once remarked, 'Give us 20 years and we'll take over your media and destroy your country.' Based on information provided by the Miami Division, Newark detained and interviewed four employees of Classic International Movers, a New Jersey based moving company which was believed by Miami to have been used by one of the 19 alleged hijackers involved in the terrorist attacks. All four employees, Israeli nationals, had served in the Israeli military, and entered the US from various locations in South America."
-Federal Bureau of Investigation, Newark Division to National Security division, 9/15/2001, SECRET FBI REPORT DECLASSIFY ON 2030 (HEAVILY REDACTED)

"The Israeli Defense Force is a 500-pound gorilla in Israel. Known to disregard international law to accomplish mission. Very unlikely to fire on American forces [except for the Israeli attack upon the USS Liberty to falsely blamed Egypt]. Fratricide a concern especially in air space management. MOSSAD: Wildcard. Ruthless and cunning. Has capability to target US forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act."
-Jedi Knights, SAMS US Army School of Advanced Military Studies, Rowan Scarborough, Washington Times, U.S. troops would enforce peace under Army study, 10 September 2001 Source 2

"We've never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming."
—Dick Cheney, WhiteHouse.gov, Interview of the Vice President by Tony Snow, March 29, 2006

"I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks.”
—Usama bin Laden, CNN, Bin Laden says he wasn't behind attacks, September 17, 2001

"I have already said that I am not involved in the September 11 attacks in the United States. According to my information, the death toll is much higher than what the U.S. Government has stated. But the Bush Administration does not want the panic to spread. The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; the people who are a part of the U.S. system. This system is totally in the control of the American Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States. It is clear that the American people are themselves the slaves of the Jews and are forced to live according to the principles and laws laid down by them."
-Usama Bin Laden, Ummat magazine, September 28, 2001


"Dancing Israelis" Arrested On 9/11 Later Sued The Govt, But Lost Their Case
By Martin Hill
LibertyFight.com
November 6, 2012

Remember the Israelis who were arrested by New Jersey Police on 9/11/01 as the attacks occurred?

They were arrested, interrogated, held for 71 days and eventually all sent back to Israel under suspicous circumstances.

Many researchers have documented this as evidence of Israeli complicity in the attacks. But did you know that the Israelis later sued numerous government employees for civil rights violations? This is not widely known.

There is a lot of information which outlines the initial stories of the "Dancing Israelis", including WhatReallyHappened and KillTown. The website 911Myths, while defending the establishment's story, also has a lot of good information on the case. LibertyFight.com disagrees with 911Myths conclusions and analysis but credits them with providing links to some information that many other sites do not have.

This article will give an update on the "Dancing Israeli" situation, with new information which hasn't been reported by anyone previously, to our knowledge. What has not been reported at all, either in the mainstream media or alternative media, is the conclusion of their civil case. The Israelis federal civil rights lawsuit was tossed out of court!

The viral youtube video "History they don't Teach you In school" covers a brief history of Israeli false-flag terrorism operations. There is an amusing backstory about this. The video, made by ZionCrimeFactory, was the video that spawned a call to police by a Texas Rabbi in 2010. Rice University Jewish Studies Professor Shira Lander called the police after a Houston man e-mailed her a link to ZCF's youtube video. The Rabbi had advertised a public lecture series entitled "The History of Anti-Semitism" with a flier that asked "Why did some blame Jews for 9/11?" and the man simply responded to her question via e-mail correspondence. After that story broke, Dr. Kevin Barret invited Rabbi Lander, his academic colleague, to engage in some "interfaith dialogue" on his radio show regarding the matter, but she didn't accept the offer for some reason.

Nevertheless, ZCF's video features numerous mainstream news reports of Israelis being arrested by police that day, including footage of an interview with the New Jersey cop, Scott DeCarlo, who arrested the dancing Israelis at gunpoint. We will recap a bit here regarding the "Dancing Israelis":

5 men in a van owned by URBAN MOVING SYSTEMS were spotted by New Jersey residents following the 9/11 attacks dancing, laughing, posing for pictures, smiling and exchanging high-fives. A woman named Maria called the police. New Jersey police officer Scott DeCarlo told of how he had to arrest them at gunpoint after they failed to comply with his orders. History Commons has an excellent detailed account of events involving DeCarlo that day with news links. Ten years after the attacks, in September 2011, AmericanFreePress later conducted an exclusive interview with DeCarlo, now a Sergeant, who told AFP that this will be his first and last statement on the matter: 9-11 Cop Breaks Silence. AFP also conducted an audio interview with Decarlo, AFP PODCAST: 9/11 Cop Who Arrested Dancing Israelis Speaks [MP3 here.]

The actual police and FBI reports were declassified and released in 2011, and can be read in their entirety through the following links. (911Myths notes that they originally retrieved the 6 documents from scribd.com.):

East Rutherford police documents View on Scribd
FBI Documents, section #1 View on Scribd
FBI Documents, section #2 View on Scribd
FBI Documents, section #3 View on Scribd
FBI Documents, section #4 View on Scribd
FBI Documents, section #5 View on Scribd

CBS reported "A truckload of explosives" and CNN reported "a ton of explosives" in a van stopped "near the George Washington Bridge", with three men arrested and in custody. Later, CNN ran a press conference with Mayor Rudolph Guliani and Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik in which Kerik denied that any exposives were found. All three news videos can be seen at the very bottom of this page. An Irish news agency also ran the story 'Three arrested with van full of explosives' but later ran an update, 'Police confirm arrests but deny explosives find'. There is contention about whether the van with reported explosives was the same van with the five Israelis. However, as we will discuss berlow, note that the Jewish publication reporting on the civil lawsuit on 9/14/04 ran the headline Israelis detained on George Washington Bridge on 9/11 sue Department of Justice.

The Owner of Urban Moving Systems, an Israeli citizen named Dominick Suter, left the country immediately following the arrests, and abandoned his business entirely:

State Granted Access to Moving Company's Storage Facility
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 13, 2001
"NEWARK- The State Division of Consumer Affairs ("Consumer Affairs") is asking all citizens who have goods stored at Urban Moving Systems' Weehawken warehouse to immediately contact Consumer Affairs, Attorney General John J. Farmer, Jr., and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Director Mark S. Herr announced today. The State on Wednesday obtained a court order giving inspectors from Consumer Affairs access to the facility allowing consumers access to retrieve their goods and belongings. The State, at the same time, filed a lawsuit in Hudson County Superior Court against Urban Moving Systems and its owner Dominick Suter alleging violations of both the State's Consumer Fraud Act and regulations set forth in the Public Movers and Warehousing Licensing Act. According to the complaint, on or about September 14, 2001, Suter departed from the United States and left no one acting as an agent for Urban."
On September 15, 2001, 'The Record' of Bergen County, NJ), reported FIVE HIJACK SUSPECTS HAD LINKS TO N.J.; 'MATERIAL WITNESS IN CUSTODY IN N.Y.C.; THE INVESTIGATION, which read, in part. "An employee of Urban Moving Systems, who would not give his name, said the majority of his co-workers are Israelis and were joking on the day of the attacks. "I was in tears," the man said. "These guys were joking and that bothered me. These guys were like, 'Now America knows what we go through."

ABC's TV News Program 20/20 did an episode on the matter June 21, 2002,: "Five Israeli men arrested soon after 9/11 might have been working for Israeli intelligence, but likely did not know beforehand about the attacks". They also ran a news story titled The White Van. ABC's 20/20 interviewed a former CIA chief for the segment:

"Vince Cannistraro is a former chief of operations for counter-terrorism with the Central Intelligence Agency. Now he's a consultant with ABC News. He says many in the US intelligence community believe that some of the men arrested in the white van were in the US working for Israeli intelligence. They speculate that Urban Moving was being used by Israel as an intelligence front."

I suggest reading the entire transcript of the 20/20 segment because it is very interesting and gives a lot of details. The five Israelis were eventually released after lengthy interrogations: "Sources tell 20/20, after high-level negotiations between Israeli and US government officials, a settlement was worked out." ABC interviewed two of the Israelis, brothers Paul and Sivan Kurzberg. Paul is quoted as telling 20/20 "(Through translator) I went to work over there because, I don't know, the situation here is not the best." Sivan Kurzberg said "(Through translator) They took away two months of my life. During that time I was supposed to be on a trip that I had planned when I started my military service."

20/20 transcript excerpt:
MILLER: (VO) This is Kurzberg's younger brother, Sivan, who was one of the three men on top of the van that morning. Although Paul and Sivan would not talk with us about the incident, Sivan and two of the other detainees did go on an Israeli talk show after their return. Oded Ellner denied they were laughing or happy that today.
Mr. ODED ELLNER: (Through translator, from Israeli talk show) Nothing of the kind, the fact of the matter is, we are coming from a country that experiences terror daily. Our purpose was to document the event."

The mens' defense attorney Ram Horvitz, who was also interviewed by 20/20, denied all wrongdoing and denied the men were Mossad agents: "This story about the five boys being connected with Israeli intelligence is the most stupid and ridiculous story that I ever heard, and it is nonsense. I don't know who invented this story." Mark Regav, the spokesman for the Israeli embassy in Washington, also spoke with 20/20 and denied any Israeli intelligence connection to the five men, claiming "The story is simply false."

Channel 4 in the UK later produced a documentary called "The 9/11 Conspiracies". They interviewed Maria, the woman who initially called the police on the men, and also interviewed three of the Israelis. While the Israelis didn't talk to 20/20 about the incident in June 2002, they did speak about it in the UK documentary. It is an excellent must-see segment and canbe found towards the bottom of the page here.

In 2004, four of the Israelis, Paul Kurzberg, Silvan Kurzberg, Israelis Yaron Shmuel, and Omer Gavriel Marmari filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Attorney General John Ashcroft and wardens of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The four were represented by New York attorney Robert Joseph Tolchin and Israeli attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner. They claimed that their detention was illegal and that their civil rights were violated, suffering racial slurs, physical violence, religious discrimination, rough interrogations, deprivation of sleep, and many other offenses. The lawsuit also stated "As Israelis and as Jews, plaintiffs themselves are sworn enemies of al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden."

Regarding the "dancing Israelis", 911Myths.com notes "One curious footnote to this story appeared three years later, when four of the Israelis filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice. We've not yet discovered what happened to the case, and the lack of information suggests it never reached court. Still, bringing the case at all is hardly what you'd expect if these really were Mossad agents somehow connected to 9/11. Surely three years on they'd want to keep their heads down, not re-open the whole affair?"

There are three archived news reports on the lawsuit from September 2004. The first is an Kokhaviv Publications IMRA Newsletter titled "Israelis detained on George Washington Bridge on 9/11 sue Department of Justice dated September 14, 2004. The 2nd is an archive of a Jerusalem Post article titled Four Israelis sue Ashcroft dated September 14, 2004. The 3rd is from the Jewish news weekly of Northern California, titled Four Israelis sue Ashcroft, FBI director over 9/11 treatment dated Friday, September 17, 2004.

The Public can access Federal Court records by registering with a system called PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) at pacer.gov. There is a fee for this service and a charge for each paid viewed. Sometimes, litigants or others may choose to post legal documents from civil cases for the public on other sources outside of the PACER system, on their own sites or websites such as leagle.com.

LibertyFight regularly reviews various legal filings and writes about interesting cases, such as the case involving the Oregon man who sued the police for falsely arresting him after he flipped them off (he won), the woman who was arrested for allegedly avoiding jury duty in Colorado, the lawyer from Los Angeles who beat her red light camera ticket, or the U.S. Department of Justice's letter to the cops outlining the people's right to film police.

In the case of the Israelis arrested on 9/11, some of the documents have been made public. The lawsuit case can be read HERE. The court's decision can be found on leagle.com. The case is KURZBERG v. ASHCROFT 619 F.3d 176 (2010). The document is from the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. The Docket No. of the case is 07-0542-cv. It was argued on November 17, 2009 and decided on August 30, 2010.

To put it plainly, the case was dismissed not because of any of the issues involved or merits of the case, but because the plaintiffs failed to serve the defendants properly as per the rules of the Federal Court. Because the plaintiffs sued Attorney General John Ashcroft along with many others working for the government, as the appeals court put it, "the plaintiffs were required to serve process on both the individual defendants and -because the individual defendants were sued for acts or omissions occurring in connection with their performance of their duties - the United States." Ashcroft early in the proceedings actually waived his right to be personally served, but the plaintiffs had to officially serve the U.S as well. As the court explained, "by its plain text, requires service both upon the individual defendant and upon the United States officially; one will not suffice for the other." They actually gave the plaintiffs numerous chances to accomplish this, which was literally as simple as going down to any post office and mailing a certified letter! As the court further explained in their ruling,

"In order to serve process on the United States, the plaintiffs were required to deliver a copy of the complaint to the United States attorney for the district in which the action was brought and also send a copy of the summons and complaint by registered or certified mail to the Attorney General. Here, the plaintiffs failed to comply with Rule 4(i) because they did not effect service on the United States. The plaintiffs failed to do so despite receiving repeated reminders from the defendants that left the plaintiffs with sufficient time to complete service."

The court also noted:

"The time period for completion of service extended under Rule 4(m) elapsed without the plaintiffs serving process on the United States through service on the Attorney General by registered or certified mail. They did, however, attempt to serve the United States three days before the time period expired by sending a copy of the summons and complaint by first-class mail to the mailing address for the Attorney General at the Department of Justice; the attempt was insufficient because it did not make use of registered or certified mail. After the time period granted by the court had expired, several of the defendants, including Ashcroft, moved in the district court to dismiss the action on grounds of improper service of process, including failure to serve the United States through service on the Attorney General by registered or certified mail. The district court (John Gleeson, Judge) dismissed the case with respect to all of the defendants, including those who had not raised an improper service defense by pleading or motion. See Kurzberg v. Ashcroft, No. 04 Civ. 3950, 2006 WL 2738991, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68680 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 25, 2006)...


...CONCLUSION

"Serving process on the United States through service by registered or certified mail on the Attorney General might seem, from a practical standpoint, to be nothing more than a formality inasmuch as the Attorney General, who is charged with determining whether the United States will provide representation to individual defendants, was himself an individual defendant in this lawsuit. That does not, however, excuse noncompliance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The district court did not err in so holding. For the foregoing reasons, we affirm the judgment of the district court."

This seems like an unbelievable and absurd thing to happen when there are at least two professional lawyers handling the case for the plaintiffs. It might be understandable if a person was trying to wade through the courts and represent themself. Federal court rules can be very complicated and burdensome to the average person not versed in the legal system. Many times, cases are thrown out even when plaintiffs do have attorneys, such as in the case of when Jesse Ventura tried to sue the TSA or the ridiculous case of when Ron Paul tried to sue a youtube user (that case was rightly tossed out). Many times, the court will dismiss a case based on what seems like a "technicality", such as "standing", "jurisdiction" "Venue", failing to respond on time, etc. Fred Rodell, Law Professor at Yale University, wrote a classic essay in 1939 on the fraud and pig-latin type jibberish used by lawyers and judges. It's titled WOE UNTO YOU, LAWYERS! and is an excellent, must-read treatise. (The phrase is from Luke 11:46:"But he said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers.")

But for a team of international lawyers in a high profile case, to let the case be tossed out literally because they failed to serve the U.S. Attorney general properly? According to press reports at the time the case was first filed in 2004, the plaintiffs' lawyer Nitsana Darshan-Leitner said: "The infamous arrest of these young Israelis on 9/11 has been used by anti-Semites worldwide as 'proof' of Israel's involvement in the World Trade Center attack. Our clients are seeking compensation for the harm they suffered in the MDC by prison officials. In addition, the law suit will serve as an important public forum to debunk the lie that Israel or the Mossad was behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It will show that there was no Jewish conspiracy as the Arab world continues to claim and put an end to this racist blood libel."

If it were so important to have a public hearing and "debunk the lie that Israel or the Mossad was behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks", why would the lawyers allow the lawsuit get tossed out for such an absurd and avoidable reason?! In 2004 when the suit was filed, many people across the U.S. and the world were researching and finding out the truth about 9/11. Could it be that the lawsuit was filed at a time to deflect attention away from Israeli complicity and paint them instead as the abused victims?

It was tossed out for not sending a certified letter. Do you know how simple it is to send a certified letter, with a return reciept? You can do it at any U.S. Post office for usually less than $5 bucks. Strange days indeed.

At the bottom of this page in the green section are some relevent excerpts from the Appeals Court's 2010 ruling.

Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured on LewRockwell.com, WhatReallyHappened, Economic Policy Journal, Strike The Root, ZionCrimeFactory, FreedomsPhoenix, Rense, Infowars, PrisonPlanet, National Motorists Association, WorldNetDaily, The Orange County Register, KNBC4 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Catholic Lay Mission Newspaper, KFI 640, The Press Enterprise, Antiwar.com, IamtheWitness.com, BlackBoxVoting, and many others. Archives can be found at LibertyFight.com

Before: SACK and WESLEY, Circuit Judges, and KEENAN, District Judge.** SACK, Circuit Judge:

This is an appeal from the dismissal for failure to serve process on the United States of an action brought under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388, 91 S.Ct. 1999, 29 L.Ed.2d 619 (1971). The plaintiffs, five Israeli nationals who were illegally present in the United States on September 11, 2001, brought the underlying action in connection with certain alleged particulars of their arrest on that day and confinement thereafter at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. They have since been removed from the United States by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The defendants are then-current and then-former officers of the federal government, including former United States Attorney General John Ashcroft, each of whom is sued in his or her individual capacity for actions taken in connection with his or her employment.1

Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(i), in order to bring a Bivens action against these defendants, the plaintiffs were required to serve process on both the individual defendants and�because the individual defendants were sued for acts or omissions occurring in connection with their performance of their duties�the United States. In order to serve process on the United States, the plaintiffs were required to deliver a copy of the complaint to the United States attorney for the district in which the action was brought and also send a copy of the summons and complaint by registered or certified mail to the Attorney General. Here, the plaintiffs failed to comply with Rule 4(i) because they did not effect service on the United States. The plaintiffs failed to do so despite receiving repeated reminders from the defendants that left the plaintiffs with sufficient time to complete service.

[ 619 F.3d 179 ]
Several, but not all, of the defendants, including then-Attorney General Ashcroft, moved to dismiss the action for improper service of process. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (John Gleeson, Judge) granted the motion and dismissed the action in its entirety. The court rejected the plaintiffs' argument that the Attorney General's waiver of personal service on himself obviated the requirement of service of process on the United States. The court also determined that the plaintiffs had been afforded a reasonable time to cure their failure to serve, as is required by Rule 4(i). Upon a motion for reconsideration by the plaintiffs, the court rejected the argument that the action should not have been dismissed against those defendants who had failed to raise an improper service of process defense by motion or pleading. The court concluded that because these defendants did not have the power to waive the requirement of service on the United States, they did not in fact do so.

We agree with the district court for substantially the reasons stated in its rulings, and therefore affirm. We write primarily to make clear, first, that a district court's obligation to allow a plaintiff reasonable time to cure a failure to effect service of process is satisfied if the service failure is called to the plaintiff's attention by the defendant rather than the court, provided that the plaintiff has sufficient time thereafter to complete such service; and second, that an individual defendant in a Bivens action lacks the power to waive the requirement of service of process on the United States.

The time period for completion of service extended under Rule 4(m) elapsed without the plaintiffs serving process on the United States through service on the Attorney General by registered or certified mail. They did, however, attempt to serve the United States three days before the time period expired by sending a copy of the summons and complaint by first-class mail to the mailing address for the Attorney General at the Department of Justice; the attempt was insufficient because it did not make use of registered or certified mail. After the time period granted by the court had expired, several of the defendants, including Ashcroft, moved in the district court to dismiss the action on grounds of improper service of process, including failure to serve the United States through service on the Attorney General by registered or certified mail. The district court (John Gleeson, Judge) dismissed the case with respect to all of the defendants, including those who had not raised an improper service defense by pleading or motion. See Kurzberg v. Ashcroft, No. 04 Civ. 3950, 2006 WL 2738991, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68680 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 25, 2006) ("Kurzberg I"). The court rejected the plaintiffs' argument that personal service on the Attorney General, which had, they asserted, been accomplished by Ashcroft's waiver, obviated the need to serve process on the United States because the Attorney General was already aware of the lawsuit. The court explained that the drafters of Rule 4(i) had been careful to "keep separate officers' individual and official capacities." Id., 2006 WL 2738991, at *5, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68680, at *16. "Rule 4(i), by its plain text, requires service both upon the individual defendant and upon the United States officially; one will not suffice for the other." Id.