Los Angeles, meanwhile, is up in arms in protest of 50 Cent’s poster advertising his movie. Apparently, people think that the image of a black man cradling a baby with a gun tucked in his pants is not promoting a healthy lifestlyle.
It all comes back to the White Sox, who began the year with the bizarre marketing slogan “Win… or Die Tryin‘”
The coverup of the Able Danger operation may be the most disturbing of the secretive behind-the-scenes plots and distractions obscuring the “war on terror.” House Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA) broke the news this past August (before the FBI shushed him) that Able Danger had identified two of the three al-Qaeda cells that pulled off the 9/11 attacks in September 2000.
Today, Weldon told United Press International that officials at the Defense Intelligence Agency “conducted a deliberate campaign of character assassination” against the whistleblower, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer.
The 9/11 Commission was forced to cover up the existence of Able Danger in their findings, and after Rep. Weldon delivered a speech on the House floor on June 27 of this year, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee attempted to set up a hearing. The Pentagon and FBI stood in the way of this hearing, and it was cancelled several times, before finally, on September 21, it took place.
There is nothing to be proven anymore regarding how or if 9/11 could have been prevented. The government has already confessed to “intelligence failures.”
However, it is very dangerous for the government to operate with such shadowy and downright disrespectful (in)actions. While this information is not being explored, the government has been promoting people who should be in prison, and, as The New American reports in a great expose, is blatantly playing with fire.
In another low blow to free speech, here are the straight deets with help from Think Progress:
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) — A talk radio host says his program, slated to debut on a Pentagon radio station Monday, was pulled to punish him for airing audio embarrassing President Bush.
Ed Shultz played an audio tape of Pentagon communications official Allison Barber helping troops in Iraq rehearse for their broadcast video teleconference with the president last week on his progressive talk radio show.
Earlier, Joe Gandelman of The Moderate Voice interviewed Schultz on the significance of being syndicated on the Armed Forces Network. (read the full interview).
To listen to the Ed Schultz show, visit his website. An .mp3 (or “podcast” as Steve Jobs insists we call it) archive of recent shows is here. Schultz relays the news on his show here (.mp3).
The great Howard Schultz covers Schultzgate in the Tuesday Washington Post. While you’re there, don’t miss these exclusive e-mail clips from Brownie’s office that WaPo somehow got a hold of.
Just one of the gems tucked away on page 11: “Let them play their raindeer games as long as they are not turning around and tasking us with their stupid questions. None of them have a clue about emergency management.”