Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Source: Salon

TUESDAY, JUN 19, 2012 01:24 PM PDT

New NSA docs contradict 9/11 claims
“I don’t think the Bush administration would want to see these released," an expert tells Salon

"Over 120 CIA documents concerning 9/11, Osama bin Laden and counterterrorism were published today for the first time, having been newly declassified and released to the National Security Archive. The documents were released after the NSA pored through the footnotes of the 9/11 Commission and sent Freedom of Information Act requests.

"The material contains much new information about the hunt before and after 9/11 for bin Laden, the development of the drone campaign in AfPak, and al-Qaida’s relationship with America’s ally, Pakistan. Perhaps most damning are the documents showing that the CIA had bin Laden in its cross hairs a full year before 9/11 — but didn’t get the funding from the Bush administration White House to take him out or even continue monitoring him. The CIA materials directly contradict the many claims of Bush officials that it was aggressively pursuing al-Qaida prior to 9/11, and that nobody could have predicted the attacks. “I don’t think the Bush administration would want to see these released, because they paint a picture of the CIA knowing something would happen before 9/11, but they didn’t get the institutional support they needed,” says Barbara Elias-Sanborn, the NSA fellow who edited the materials."

Another Bush Familia crime uncovered.  In other countries, when a popular uprising overthrows a dictator, El Lider and his cohorts get lined up against a wall.  In the US the deposed leader gets funding for a library - whether or not he can read.  Years later,  he writes a book that makes the Best Seller List.  Americans have short-term memory problems.

Brave New World, 2020

People will be condemned to permanent joblessness around the world by 2020, and the U.S. must create 21 million new jobs unless political leaders make drastic changes addressing unemployment and worker training, according to a new study from the McKinsey Global Institute.

If current trends by corporate America and their Conservative lawmakers continue, workers will not have the right kind of skills for the available jobs. "Technology is changing the nature of work: Jobs are being disaggregated into tasks, work is becoming virtual, and firms are relying on flexible labor (temporary, contract workers,)" the Report says.

Long story short, the present trends of undereducating our youth, shutting down factories and local job sites, shipping jobs overseas, forcing sub-40 hour work weekswith no benefits, and illegally fabricating 1099 jobs over w2 employment will lead us to Conservative Nirvana: a servant class reminiscent of Europe in the Good Old Days before the 20th Century.

To avoid this Armaggedon for workers, workforce skills must be enhanced, foreign investment and export growth must be added, emerging industries must be supported, and new business start-ups should be encouraged. Good luck, workers. Under Conservative rule, only those laws that enhance the income and assets of the upper class will be passed. Only laws that assist in the return to feudal days will be considered.

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