Why would Osama bin Laden want to kill Dubya, his
former business partner?
By James Hatfield July 3, 2001
RIP 18th July 2001
Online Journal Editor's note: In light of last week's horrific
events and the Bush administration's reaction to them, we are
reprising the following from the last column Jim Hatfield wrote
for Online Journal prior to his tragic death on July 18.
DEATH OF A BUSH BIOGRAPHER
If this don't chill your bones: Author James Hatfield, whose biography
of George W. Bush, "Fortunate Son," contained material that alleged
the current "president" was once busted for cocaine, turned up
dead in a hotel room. Authorities said no "foul play" was suspected,
although the ghost of Danny Casolaro was unavailable for comment
EDITOR COMMENTS ON 9-11 & LINKS
on Arab TV
Prime Minister grilled, Paxman style,
by Arab TV interviewer...
"Blowing up innocent civilians"
was an act
that must be condemned regardless of
the cause," Prime Minister Blair said,
missing the irony of the remark....
Found in Florida
The 35-year-old woman, whose name wasn't disclosed, was hospitalized
after a swab of her nasal passages found traces of anthrax. She
is being treated with antibiotics and her condition was not immediately
There is only one source for the vaccine in the United States.
The company has not shipped any in three years due to a string
of foul-ups that could portend long range health problems and
even death for American servicemen forced to take the vaccine.
for Anthrax Vaccine
Since the World Trade Center tragedy, Americans have developed
a fear of bioterrorism occurring in our country such that many
are now willing to receive a controversial vaccination for Anthrax.
of Anthrax Attack
Boosts Sales of Antibiotics
September is usually a busy month for antibiotics sales, but this
year it is even more busy due to the potential bioterrorist threat
of Anthrax and other biochemicals.
Senate attempt to
quickly pass anti-terrorism bill
The Bush administration's anti-terrorism legislation has stalled
because of one senator's concern that it will erode civil liberties.
Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., tried to hurry the bill through
Tuesday, but Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., refused Daschle's request
to let the bill go through without debate or amendment.
to Protect US Skies
President Bush said in an appearance with Lord Robertson, the
NATO secretary general, that the AWACS aircraft will be flying
over the continental United States by Friday. "This has never
happened before, that NATO has come to help defend our country.
But it happened in this time of need, and for that, we're grateful,''
to be a pacifist
I do not know any "privileged" peace and justice staffers, workers
or volunteers. Most of us work for very little income; many of
us for nothing. I was raised in a poor, rural New Hampshire town,
by parents who barely had enough income to pay their bills. In
1965, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force because giving back to
the nation and the world was something my family believed in....
that killed Florida man to Iowa lab
Federal investigators believe they have traced "unique characteristics"
of the anthrax that killed a Lantana man to a strain harvested
at an Iowa facility in the 1950s, according to law enforcement
"hot money" in Britain - French MP
Prime minister Tony Blair should tell banks in Britain to fight
money laundering rather than travel the world to preach against
terrorism, the author of a damning French report on British banking
said on Wednesday.
US President George Bush on Tuesday peremptorily snubbed Pakistan's
military ruler Pervez Musharraf amid clear indications of a strain
in their event-based relationship.
Bravery of Barbara Lee
"In granting these overly broad powers, the Congress failed its
responsibility to understand the dimensions of its declaration,"
Lee wrote in a recent column in the San Francisco Chronicle. "I
could not support such a grant of war-making authority to the
president. I believe it would put more innocent lives at risk.
...The Congress should have waited for the facts to be presented
and then acted with fuller knowledge of the consequences of our
The FBI also took over from the FAA in the
hijack crash investigation of Flight 93.
KILLING OFF THE MEDIA?
The TradeWell connection.
New 'Friends' Are
Killers, Crooks And Torturers
By Robert Fisk, 7th Oct 2001, Mr Blair may believe that "the values
we believe in should shine through what we do in Afghanistan"
but few of our "friends" in the region have many values, and some
of them have a lot of blood on their hands. For as we search for
facilities and jumping-off points and air space and access --
and we are now creating policies by the day -- we are being asked
to forget a lot of recent history.
wave of U.S. strike begins
The first wave of U.S. military action against Afghanistanís ruling
Taliban regime has begun, U.S. sources told NBC News on Sunday.
The word came as explosions and anti-aircraft fire were heard
in Kabul and electricity was cut throughout city...
....Too Right !
If, as the American media states that the attack on the Pentagon,
and the World Trade Centre: "is another Pearl Harbor,"....
FEMA Crew Leaves WTC Site
October 06, 2001 The last federal rescue crew left the World Trade
Center on Saturday, leaving New York officials to continue the
nearly month-old effort to locate nearly 5,000 bodies buried in
BUSHES AND THE PALESTINIANS
One taboo prevalent in the first weeks after September 11 is already
listing badly: it is becoming less mandatory to pretend that the
attack has "absolutely nothing to do" with the American tie to
Israel. President Bush himself, asserted the terror was completely
unrelated to any American policies in the Mid East. Generally
it was attributed to Islamic dislike of American freedoms, success,
to "who we are."...
speech causes uproar
Hedy Fry jeered by opposition for sitting silent
"Today in the world the United States is the most dangerous and
the most powerful global force unleashing horrific levels of violence,"
said Thobani, a women's studies professor at the University of
British Columbia and former head of the National Action Committee
on the Status of Women....
for Gold, Guns and Drugs
The CIA ordered the building surrounded by FBI agents shortly
after it collapsed. Since then, they have been searching for computers
and a safe filled with classified documents. Government agents
watch the construction workers through binoculars as they search....
in the Name of Security
October 22, 2001 The Nation
"We're likely to experience more restrictions on personal freedom
than has ever been the case in our country," Supreme Court Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor grimly warned a group of NYU law students
--which, given her position on the Court, puts her in a position
to be a self-fulfilling prophet--sounds extreme....
Slip by Bush Draws No Reaction
Winding up a speech, Bush said America will be tough and resolute
to defeat terrorists so future generations can live in peace.
"And there is no doubt in my mind, not one doubt in my mind, that
we will fail," the president said...
GRIN IN THE WAKE OF THE WTC
Now that a White House aide tells Time magazine that to keep Americans
focused on the war, perhaps there should be a super-duper pop
music concert for - get this - "educating a new generation of
Americans on what war is all about."
is Nothing Anti-American
About Opposing the Drive to War
As an American teenager protesting against the butchery in Vietnam,
I became accustomed to being attacked by some fellow citizens
as anti-American. It always seemed frustratingly unfair.....
Hunting For Wolves or Dancing With the Wolves?
The Russian media is giving all kinds of comments on the information
about response attacks, which has flooded the pages of the Russian
McCaffrey - Retiree Rhetoric
told the cadet, "We are going to disrupt these people through
preemptive attack ... we will deceive them, we will run psyops
on them, at selected points and times they will be killed suddenly,
in significant numbers, and without warning."...
what is this
Evidence against Bin Laden?
This is not a time for the U.S. to clench a secretive fist around
"proprietary" information. "In terms of smart long-term political
planning, it'll benefit the U.S. in to disclose more evidence
about the accused than we have in the past."...
sites pull war-sensitive info
William C. Martel, professor of national security affairs at the
Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, called the attempt
to remove material from the Internet futile. "We can easily come
into the category of shutting down the Internet," he said....
Official Version of 9-11 Attack
Skepticism is being voiced from many quarters regarding the official
U.S. version of the Sept. 11th terror attacks. The U.S. government
claims it had no prior knowledge that the 9-11 attacks were imminent
but within a few hours of the tragedy, it had determined who was
guilty. It declared Osama bin Laden and his followers as the culprits...
familyís dirty little secret:
Presidentís oil companies funded by Bin Laden
family and wealthy Saudis who financed Osama bin Laden
President Bush recently signed an executive order to freeze the
US financial assets of corporations doing business with Osama
bin Laden. He described the order as a "strike on the financial
foundation of the global terror network.î "If you do business
with terrorists, if you support or succor them, you will not do
business with the United States," said President Bush. He didnít
say anything about doing business with a terroristís brother ñ
or his wealthy financier...