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Needed: A “New War” Against The Homegrown Villain
CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC. ^ | September 15, 2001 | Paul Craig Roberts

Posted on 09/15/2001 11:45:11 PM PDT by ouroboros

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National Origin Discrimination
It is illegal to discriminate against an individual because of birthplace,[Iraq] ancestry,[Osama bin Laden, Jr.] culture,[A cultural propensity for martyrdom, (shahada)immediately preceded by mass murder] or linguistic characteristics common to a specific ethnic group.

A rule requiring that employees speak only English on the job may violate Title VII unless an employer shows that the requirement is necessary for conducting business. [Think “secret language”. Do you think that when the bombers said to each other “It’s now time to hijack the plane,” they were speaking English?If the employer believes such a rule is necessary, employees must be informed when English is required and the consequences for violating the rule.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 requires employers to assure that employees hired are legally authorized to work in the U.S. However, an employer who requests employment verification only for individuals of a particular national origin, or individuals who appear to be or sound foreign may violate both Title VII and IRCA; verification must be obtained from all applicants and employees. Employers who impose citizenship requirements or give preferences to U.S. citizens in hiring or employment opportunities also may violate IRCA. [It is now illegal to use your ears, eyes, or brain. Without wishing to unfairly stereotype Federal Civil Servants, this particular rule has been actually practised in Washington for many, many years..]

1 posted on 09/15/2001 11:45:11 PM PDT by ouroboros
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2 posted on 09/16/2001 12:07:48 AM PDT by GeorgeWashington777
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The media that has reported a "backlash" against Arab-americans from the Bridgeview, Ill. Mosque isn't telling you the whole truth.

Bridgeview is a suburb Southwest of Chicago that has the area's largest mosque. Demostrations there have been reported nationwide. But the reports only show one side of the street - the evil, white, patriotic side.

I have it on excellent authority (i.e. someone I know personally who is in a position to know, NOT a Web site or an email that's been forwarded around more times one can count, or some other spurious source) that there's more to the story than what you are hearing - and which is drawing condemnation of the USA from the Islamic world.

One one side of the street - angry suburbanites shouting "Die Arabs Die!" That part you know about.

On the other side, protected by cops, are hundreds of Arab teens shouting taunts, cheering, high-fiving, and burning American flags.

And they started it. The flags burned first and the angry mob followed.

Officials denied it, and the media dismissed it as a "rumor" because no one wants a riot. No one wants violence, including me. I just want the truth to be told by the media. I want the world to know Americans are not vengeful thugs.

The Bridgeview Menards, located behind the mosque, has pulled its flags from the shelves so that arab teens wouldn't buy them and burn them.

Bet you didn't know that did you?

Instead, we are drawing the anger of the world unjustifiably, because, according to someone at WMAQ-TV (a.k.a. NBC), "we don't want to incite other parts of the city."

Apparently, there is a Bridgeview fireman out there somewhere who has film of Arabs burning flags and taunting Real Americans in Bridgeview, but the media has suppressed it. They've refused to run it.

These buttheads in the media are lying about Americans, making us out to be little more than a raging, racist lynch mob. The world and the rest of the nation is operating under a mistaken impression. It's a dangerous one as well.


This just isn't right.

3 posted on 09/16/2001 1:02:54 AM PDT by LambInLionsDen
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The Clinton administration permitted the delivery of top-end military communications equipment to Syria, a country officially listed as athreat to U.S. security. “Syria,” Leitner said, “is a terrorist-supporting nation. They provide communications capabilities to terrorist cells.”

Clinton ... again .... has caused more damage to the security of this country. He should be torn limb from limb.

4 posted on 09/16/2001 1:09:18 AM PDT by Vicki
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6 posted on 09/16/2001 2:05:09 AM PDT by ouroboros
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7 posted on 09/16/2001 2:05:50 AM PDT by ouroboros
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8 posted on 09/16/2001 2:07:44 AM PDT by ouroboros
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9 posted on 09/16/2001 2:12:46 AM PDT by ouroboros
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10 posted on 09/16/2001 2:13:45 AM PDT by ouroboros
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11 posted on 09/16/2001 2:15:14 AM PDT by ouroboros
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12 posted on 09/16/2001 2:16:03 AM PDT by ouroboros
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13 posted on 09/16/2001 2:17:03 AM PDT by ouroboros
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Thanks for the heads-up. These days, Roberts Rules.
14 posted on 09/16/2001 2:18:45 AM PDT by mrustow
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To: ouroboros, uncle Bill, kristinn
Rendering inoperable our country’s defenses against terrorism is high treason.

Which Clinton Defender Said This--Paul Begala, Perhaps ?

15 posted on 09/16/2001 2:33:07 AM PDT by CommiesOut
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To: mrustow
These days, Roberts Rules.

As always. When I was in high school my mom got me a subscription to the Conservative Chronicle. Paul Craig Roberts helped me form my political philosophy at an early age along with the other four members of my BIG FIVE:

Joseph Sobran
Patrick J. Buchanan
Charley Reese
Samuel Francis

16 posted on 09/16/2001 2:33:10 AM PDT by ouroboros
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17 posted on 09/16/2001 4:32:26 AM PDT by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: LambInLionsDen
You are right, I haven't seen anything that suggests that there were people at the mosque celebrating the terrorist attack. I live in the area and the event is being presented like a typical "hate crime." Personally, I do not know what I would do if I had seen people celebrating such horrific actions.

On the other hand, it will interesting to study the way in which the media contorts this issue in the coming weeks and months.

18 posted on 09/16/2001 5:53:52 AM PDT by diotima
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19 posted on 09/16/2001 7:37:26 AM PDT by Brian Allen
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Clinton Exported NSA-ducking Phone, High-tech Encryption Devices to Syria

By Paul Sperry

WASHINGTON -- The dozen or so Islamic terrorists who pulled off the plot to strike at America's nerve centers in New York and Washington spent months, if not years, researching, planning and coordinating the surprise attacks, U.S. security officials say. And they did it completely in secret, using the world's most sophisticated telecommunications equipment, some secured by advanced encryption technology that most armies don't have.

Where did they get such state-of-the-art, military-related gear?

First, you have to appreciate the high degree of communications activity their mission required at each stage.

In researching their targets, the terrorists picked ones relatively easy to hit at high air speeds, yet ones that would produce big casualties and provide symbolic blows to American morale. They had to pick airports close by, with weak security. They had to find jets with enough heft and wingspan and fuel to cause major damage, yet not so large that they required extra crew.

The Boeing 757s and 767s they hijacked were big, but all had just two pilots and no flight engineers, making it easier for terrorists to take the cockpits. And the heisted jets were from the same family of aircraft, obviating additional cockpit training.

They also apparently studied passenger traffic patterns of airlines in order to pick flights with relatively few people aboard. All four flights had light passenger loads. The Boeing jets have roughly 160-seat capacities, yet American Flight 11 carried 81 passengers; American Flight 77, only 58; United Flight 175, 56; and United Flight 93, a skeletal 38.

Fewer passengers, fewer heroes to worry about.

More key, the terrorists needed to select transcontinental flights with big fuel loads to turn the planes into giant petro-bombs. All four flights were bound for California. They also had to know flight patterns, and how to blind air-traffic controllers to the hijackings by turning off the planes' transponders, which send such warning signals, among other aviation information.

In planning the attack, they had to fashion weapons that they could sneak past airport security. Transportation Department officials think that they may have hedged their bets and even planted security people on the inside at Logan and Dulles airports, so that guards would look the other way when they came through metal detectors at the terminals.

The kamikaze pilots also had to log many hours on computer flight simulators with high-level graphics capability, to practice hitting their targets at full throttle. A Continental Airlines captain, who's flown both 757s and 767s, told WorldNetDaily he thinks they may have even added the World Trade Center and Pentagon to the simulator's visual database.

"At the airspeed of those strikes, which hit their targets dead on, the hand-eye coordination demands would be too high for casual flying skill -- with, or without, an autopilot engaged," he said.

They had to practice, moreover, navigating the jets to abruptly change their course, by as much as 180 degrees in some cases, after take-off. Flying them at low altitudes was also something they had to work on.

Synchronized terrorists

Finally, in executing their murderous missions, the 12 or so terrorists had to coordinate their activities, flawlessly, within a roughly two-hour stretch. And, for the most part, they did. They all got to the airport on time, they all got through security, they all boarded their flights, they all hijacked their flights and, with the exception of one group, they all hit their targets.

Pulling off such a complex plot would have generated an inordinate volume of communications -- whether by radio, cell phone, land line, fax or modem -- among the terrorists, among their Middle-Eastern sponsors and among commercial contacts here and abroad.

But somehow eavesdroppers at the super-secret National Security Agency -- with their billion-dollar satellite "birds" and other surveillance technology -- were deaf, dumb and blind to the wicked plot.

"The real issue in this tragedy is how the hell were these people able to plan and coordinate such a strike over a period of months without the NSA intercepting their signals?" demanded Peter M. Leitner, a senior strategic trade adviser at the Defense Department.

Leitner, who reviews commercial license applications for exports of some of the most sophisticated military-related technology, thinks he knows the answer.

"The technology that would allow these terrorists to mask their communications was given away, hand over fist, by the Clinton administration," he said in an interview with WorldNetDaily.

Leitner says the previous administration rubber-stamped the shipment of top-end military-related telecommunications equipment to Syria, which is on the FBI's list of sensitive countries that pose a threat to U.S. security.

"Syria is a terrorist-supporting nation," he said. "They provide infrastructure to bastards like [Osama] bin Laden. They provide backup and support and communications abilities to these terrorist cells."

So what kind of gear has Syria -- and likely bin Laden, by way of Syria -- gotten from America?

Spread-spectrum radios

"We're giving them spread-spectrum radios, which are almost impossible to break into. We're giving them fiber optics. We're giving them a high level of encryption. We're giving them computer networks that can't be tapped," Leitner said.

Spread-spectrum radios, originally designed for military use only, change their frequency constantly.

"Bin Laden's cells aren't having any trouble communicating anymore," Leitner said.

Bin Laden, the world's No. 1 terrorist and the Pentagon's chief suspect in Tuesday's attacks, is known to use portable satellite telephones, advanced encryption cell phones and other encrypted telephony equipment, as well as secure computer networks -- all compliments of U.S. technology, Leitner says.

"If people are worried about how these people were able to coordinate and communicate something like this -- which had to be pretty extensively coordinated -- without it being intercepted, it's because of the crap we've been selling these people," he said.

"How can you penetrate their networks when you can't even eavesdrop on their conversations?" he said.

"You can't stop them when they're coming right at your building," he said. "But, damn it, you should be able to stop them months in advance by breaking up their networks."

Leitner posits that the NSA wasn't able to detect the Islamic terrorists' plot because of the "high quality of the communications gear that they've been acquiring over the last couple of years, thanks to the Clinton administration's decontrols on advanced telecommunications equipment."

Terrorists' secured telecom gear "makes it infinitely more difficult to get even early warning signs" about their activities, he said.

Tuesday's attacks took the entire U.S. government, including the intelligence community, by surprise.

"We had no specific warning of the U.S. attacks," said Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., ranking minority member of the Intelligence Committee.

Complete surprise

The Pentagon issued an alert of "Threat Con Alpha" the day before the attack, which meant that no threats were on the horizon. The same alert was issued the morning of the attack.

"We got no word of anything," Leitner said.

"We weren't warned of anything," another Pentagon official told WorldNetDaily.

Asked Tuesday if he had any inkling of the plot, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dodged the question: "We don't discuss intelligence matters."

Three weeks ago, some overseas papers quoted bin Laden saying that a major strike against the U.S. was coming soon. But there were no specifics. And bin Laden reportedly sent an e-mail to unknown government sources three days ago warning holy hell would break out. But again, he didn't say how, when or where.

Still, it's baffling that the U.S. intelligence community didn't pick up, early on, any specifics of the complex and long-planned plot through electronic intercepts and signals intelligence.

But it's actually not that baffling, Leitner asserts, against the backdrop of loose government controls on dual-use telecom exports.

"I've testified to Congress that it will take serious numbers of body bags before we wake up to the need to tighten dual-use export controls," he said. "Unfortunately, we've got them now."

"This is so tragic and yet so preventable," he said. "Now we're going to have to knock out their [terrorist] camps, just like we had to bomb the Iraqi's several times now to try to take out the fiber-optics network that the Chinese are installing in Iraq's air-defense systems."

"Yet, it was the Clinton administration that gave the Chinese the technology to give to Iraq," he noted.

The Bush administration apparently hasn't woken up, either.

Wake-up call

In June, Leitner was asked by the Commerce Department to OK a new round of exports of dual-use telecom equipment to Syria. He denied the request, and was asked to reconsider. He denied it again, arguing in a letter to Karen Vogel, the Commerce export licensing officer who requested the approval, that:

"Doing so vastly upgrades the C3 and C41 systems of the Syrian military and Intelligence Services. My concerns are also obviously compounded by the fact that Syria is one of the foremost state sponsors of terrorism."

Leitner continued: "Since an 'upgraded telecom infrastructure' will also greatly facilitate Syrian planning, coordination, secrecy and execution of terrorist acts, as well as direct military communications, I see absolutely no basis for any position other than a denial."

Vogel argued in an earlier letter that her request came on the heels of eight previous approvals of licenses for similar exports to Syria.

"There's still a lot of things inside the government involving national security that have just got to be changed," Leitner said.

Another senior Pentagon official who specializes in counterterrorism says his own faith in the U.S. intelligence community has been shattered.

"This full-court press by terrorists blows the hell out of the line that we've been hearing for years from the intelligence community that if they try anything big, we'll know about it and warn you. Anything bigger than a couple of people, don't worry, we'll know about it," he said. "Well, I guess they didn't."

20 posted on 09/16/2001 7:42:06 AM PDT by HalfIrish
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