- US asks court for power to detain indefinitely --Case
on Illinois Muslim convert sparks debate 21 Jul 2005 A government attorney
argued yesterday that America is a battlefield and Dictator Bush therefore
has the authority to detain enemy combatants indefinitely in this country.
- UK plans global extremists list 21 Jul 2005
- The UK is to set up a global database of extremists who
face automatic vetting before being allowed in, Home Secretary Charles
Clarke has told MPs. He said the database would list "unacceptable
behaviour" such as radical preaching, websites, and writing articles
intended to foment terrorism.
- Treaty gives CIA powers over Irish citizens 21 Jul 2005
- US investigators, including CIA agents, will be allowed
interrogate Irish citizens on Irish soil in total secrecy, under an agreement
signed between Ireland and the US last week. Suspects will also have to
give testimony and allow property to be searched and seized even if what
the suspect is accused of is not a crime in Ireland.
- Police to Check Bags on NYC Subways 22 Jul 2005
- Police will begin conducting random searches of packages
and backpacks carried by people entering city subways, Mayor Michael Bloomberg
announced Thursday after a new series of bomb attacks in London.
- D.C. considers random searches 20 Jul 2005
- Subway riders may face 'random' [!?!] police checks of
their bags under a security measure being considered in the nation's capital,
the latest city to look for ways to deter terrorism on rail systems. [Well,
under Bush's dictatorship, some people are considered more 'random' than
- House, Senate debate Patriot Act extension 21 Jul 2005
- Just hours after explosions created fresh terrorist concerns
in London on Thursday [Holy *coincidence,* Batman!!], the House debated
an extension of the USA Patriot Act, the premier American anti[pro]-terrorism
tool. The bill called for making permanent 14 of 16 provisions of the original
law, passed in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and
scheduled to expire at the end of this year. It also gave a 10-year extension
to two provisions - one allowing roving wiretaps and another allowing searches
of library and medical records.
- House poised to reauthorize USA Patriot Act 21 Jul 2005
- The House of Representatives, ignoring protests from
civil liberties groups and some conservatives, moved on Thursday to renew
the USA Patriot Act giving the government unprecedented powers to investigate
- Bush Calls on Congress to Extend Patriot Act Provisions
--16 Items, Some Controversial, Set to Expire at End of Year 21 Jul 2005
- Dictator Bush visited Baltimore's busy port Wednesday
and renewed his call for Congress to extend the expiring provisions of
the USA Patriot Act, which gives government wide latitude in investigating
- Bush sees London attacks as reason for Patriot Act 21
- Dictator Bush yesterday invoked the terrorist attacks
in London as a compelling reason for Congress to renew the USA Patriot
Act and for local governments to beef up security on mass-transit systems.
- House to Take Up Patriot Act Extension 21 Jul 2005
- After months of political maneuvering, the House is set
to open debate Thursday on the future of the sweeping antiterrorism law
known as the USA Patriot Act, as the Bush regime pushes to solidify support
for the law and Democrats sought to impose new restrictions.
- Even revisions to USA Patriot Act are being deliberated
in secret By Paul K. McMasters 20 Jul 2005
- "Imagine a country where the making of some laws
can be done behind closed doors, where government agents can enforce laws
in secret, and where the courts can accept secret evidence and compel silence
about the mere existence of cases brought before them. If you find that
hard to imagine in the United States of America, think harder. In a time
of terrorism, even core democratic principles can be challenged - or subverted...
As this column was being written, House and Senate leaders were working
out their differences, sometimes behind closed doors, on whether to reauthorize
the counterterrorism law [USA Patriot Act] enacted in a panic after the
Sept. 11 attacks of 2001."
- New York mulling 'bio-chem' drills in schools 21 Jul
- As terrorist attacks in London provide a stark reminder
of the vulnerabilities of an open [?!?] society, New York State is preparing
to take the safety of its public schools to another level, drawing up guidelines
that could make "chem-bio" decontamination exercises as routine
as fire drills for the state's public school students.
- 'Unprecedented' spending on security, Bush declares 22
- Dictator George W. Bush, in his most extensive comments
on homeland protection since the bombing attacks in London, has promised
significantly higher spending on U.S. transit and port security and vowed
that "these terrorists will not shake our will."
- Border Chief Reaches Out to Volunteers 20 Jul 2005
- The top U.S. border enforcement official said Wednesday
that his agency is exploring ways to involve citizen volunteers [read:
US Gestapo] in creating "something akin to a Border Patrol auxiliary"
_ a significant shift after a high-profile civilian campaign this spring
along the Arizona-Mexico border.
- Bush regime opposes shield for journalists 20 Jul 2005
- The Bush dictatorship on Wednesday opposed federal legislation
to protect journalists from having to reveal confidential sources because
it would create "serious impediments" to law enforcement and
- Journalists Push for Shield Law --Hearing Addresses Federal
Protection From Revealing Sources 21 Jul 2005
- Journalists asked the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday
to back federal legislation to protect reporters from being forced to disclose
anonymous sources, with Time Inc.'s editor in chief saying the lack of
a federal shield law has led to "chaos."
- Lawyer: Padilla can be detained without charges 20 Jul
- A government lawyer contended Tuesday that Dictator Bush
has the authority to indefinitely imprison former Chicago gang member and
accused 'terrorist' Jose Padilla without charges even though Padilla is
an American citizen who was captured in the United States.
- Egypt clears chemist of London links 19 Jul 2005
- Egypt has said that a detained chemist wanted by Britain
for questioning over the London bombings has no links to the attacks or
- Bomb 'mastermind' was victim of name confusion 20 Jul
- A man widely reported to have slipped into Britain to
"mastermind" the London bombings was an innocent Pakistani who
happened to have a similar name to a suspected al-Qa'ida leader.
- UK boy wrongly labelled as bomber 21 Jul 2005
- Evidence showing that all three of the London bombers
of Pakistani descent visited Pakistan last year has been thrown into doubt.
A photograph of a passport purporting to show bomber Hasib Hussain was
in fact that of a 16-year-old British boy with the same name.
- Small Explosions Shut Down London Subway Stations --Police
Commissioner Says No Significant Casualties or Damage [Right, al-CIAduh
did just enough damage to get the Patriot Act extension approved] 21 Jul
- Small explosions at three London subway stations and
on a double-decker bus shut down part of the city's transportation system
Thursday but caused no significant casualties or damage, and Prime Minister
Tony Blair encouraged people to resume their normal activities.
- Bus 'blast' and three tube stations evacuated 21 Jul
- Emergency services teams are at three different tube
stations in London following "incidents". A bus was also hit
by a small explosion. A British Transport Police spokeswoman said Warren
Street, Shepherds Bush and Oval stations had all been evacuated. All Tube
lines are being suspended.
- Tube Explosion Reported 14:03 UK, 21 Jul 2005
- There has been unconfirmed reports of an explosion on
the London Underground, and an incident on a bus in Hackney, East London.
Stations at Warren Street, Oval and Shepherd's Bush have been closed. The
Ambulance service reports one injury at Warren Street station.
- House Votes Against Early Iraq Withdrawal 21 Jul 2005
- Calls for an early withdrawal from Iraq are a mistake
that will only embolden terrorists, the House resolved Wednesday. The resolution
drew opposition from Democrats, who said it implied that questioning pResident
Bush's Iraq policies is unpatriotic. [Gag me with a chainsaw!!! They *are*
unpatriotic, and are destructive to the entire planet, save Halliburton!]
- Two Algeria Diplomats Kidnapped in Iraq 21 Jul 2005
- Two Algerian diplomats and their driver were dragged
from their car by gunmen Thursday in Baghdad in the latest abductions apparently
aimed at scaring off Muslim governments supporting the U.S.-backed Iraqi
- Most soldiers in Iraq report low unit morale: army study
20 Jul 2005
- More than half of US soldiers serving in Iraq reported
low or very low unit morale in an army survey conducted last year, an army
mental health advisory team reported Wednesday.
- Guantanamo inmates declare hunger strike 21 Jul 2005
- Some 50 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have declared they
are on a hunger strike, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.
- Plame's Identity Marked As Secret --Memo Central to Probe
of Leak Was Written By State Dept. Analyst 21 Jul 2005
- A classified State Department memorandum central to a
federal leak investigation contained information about CIA officer Valerie
Plame in a paragraph marked "(S)" for secret, a clear indication
that any Bush administration official who read it should have been aware
the information was classified, according to current and former government
- Roberts Has Backed Administration Policies 20 Jul 2005
- John G. Roberts has demonstrated strong backing for
Bush regime policies, ruling against Geneva Conventions protections for
detainees at Guantanamo Bay and in favor of keeping Vice pResident Dick
Cheney's energy task force records secret.
- Previous Work, Stock Ownership Could Lead to Recusals
for Roberts 21 Jul 2005
- As one of the country's preeminent appellate lawyers,
John G. Roberts Jr. advanced the interests of major corporate clients.
Rules that govern conflicts of interest would allow him to hear Supreme
Court cases involving those same companies on different issues.
- Democrats poised to roll over, once again: Democrats
unlikely to block Bush nominee-analysts 20 Jul 2005
- Barring unforeseen revelations, Dictator Bush's nominee
to the Supreme Court John Roberts is highly likely to be confirmed, political
analysts said on Wednesday.
- Indonesia on alert after bird flu deaths 22 Jul 2005
- Indonesia is preparing 44 hospitals across the archipelago
for treatment and detection of bird flu after the country recorded its
first deaths from the virus. http://www.legitgov.org/flu_oddities.html
- CLG Newsletter editor: Lori Price, General Manager.
- ©2005, Citizens For Legitimate Government ®All
- CLG Founder and Chair is Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D.