Citizens for Legitimate Government, a multi-partisan activist group established to expose the Bush Coup d'Etat and oppose the Bush occupation in all of its manifestations.

'Everyone's going to be monitoring every syllable.'

--MSNBC's GOP foot-soldier (and Coup 2000 palliator) Timmy Russert, speculating whether Hillary Clinton will surrender hard enough. Coup 2008 is well underway, and they've already found their scapegoat.

By Lori Price
www.legitgov.org

07 June 2008

'Can she pull off an Al Gore style concession speech? ...She can't leave any 'Clintonian wiggle room.' ' --Jonathan Alter, Newsweek senior editor/MSNBC contributor hoping, praying for the complete surrender of Hillary Clinton. (Anything less, you see, diminishes candidate Obama, empowers the GOP and explains the reason for the John McCain 'victory' in the fall!)

The GOP has a double coup underway for 2008. One, the Republicans are stealing the 'election' from Barack Obama via electronic 'voting' and all the other anti-Democtratic tactics Bush has been cultivating for eight years.

Two, Reichwing media trolls are advancing the notion that Hillary Clinton is responsible for any defeat of Barack Obama. The assertion is as fallacious as it is insane. While John McCain gets the media free ride of his life, Hillary Clinton's laughter, pantsuit fabric, and intonation has been scrutinized by media pundits on every end of the political spectrum.

The corporate-owned media is trying to stave off any future Hillary Clinton presidential runs by condemning her for the outcome of an election that has yet to transpire! They are conditioning citizens to a double defeat (in the era of Bush's 100-years-Iraq and soon-to-be Iran war and 150-dollar per barrel oil).

Notice that the Bush regime is - under the media radar and cover- growing his police state geometrically, daily, to stave off future (food and gas?) riots.

Coup 2008 is well underway, and they've already found their scapegoat.

MSNBC, why don't you cover - any - if not all - of the following stories?

Israel threatens war on Gaza and Iran 06 Jun 2008 Israel braced itself for conflict on two fronts against militants in Gaza and an Iranian government persisting with its nuclear programme. Ehud Olmert, the prime minister, said the "pendulum is closer" to a large scale military operation in Gaza after another Israeli civilian was killed by a mortar fired from Gaza on Thursday.

'The window of opportunity is closing.' Mofaz sees Israeli attack on Iran 06 Jun 2008 Israel will attack Iran if international diplomacy fails to rein in Tehran's nuclear program, Shaul Mofaz said. "If Iran presses ahead with its plan to develop nuclear weapons, we will attack it. The window of opportunity is closing," the Israeli transportation minister, a former defense chief, told Yediot Acharonot on Friday. "The sanctions are not effective. To stop the Iranian nuclear program, an attack is inevitable."

US issues threat to Iraq's $50bn foreign reserves in military deal 06 Jun 2008 The US is holding hostage some $50bn (25bn) of Iraq's money in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to pressure the Iraqi government into signing an agreement seen by many Iraqis as prolonging the US occupation indefinitely, according to information leaked to The Independent. US negotiators are using the existence of $20bn in outstanding court judgments against Iraq in the US, to pressure their Iraqi counterparts into accepting the terms of the military deal, details of which were reported for the first time in this newspaper yesterday. The US negotiators say the price of Iraq escaping Chapter Seven is to sign up to a new "strategic alliance" with the United States. The threat by the American side underlines the personal commitment of President [sic] George Bush to pushing the new pact through by 31 July. Although it is in reality a treaty between Iraq and the US, Mr Bush is describing it as an alliance so he does not have to submit it for approval to the US Senate. Iraqi critics of the agreement say that it means Iraq will be a client state in which the US will keep more than 50 military bases. American forces will be able to carry out arrests of Iraqi citizens and conduct military campaigns without consultation with the Iraqi government. American soldiers and contractors will enjoy legal immunity.

Did Iranian agents dupe Pentagon officials? 05 Jun 2008 Defense Department counterintelligence investigators suspected that Iranian exiles who provided dubious intelligence on Iraq and Iran to a small group of Pentagon officials might have "been used as agents of a foreign intelligence service ... to reach into and influence the highest levels of the U.S. government," a Senate Intelligence Committee report said Thursday. A top aide to then-secretary of defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, however, shut down the 2003 investigation into the Pentagon officials' activities after only a month, and the Defense Department's top brass never followed up on the investigators' recommendation for a more thorough investigation, the Senate report said. The revelation raises questions about whether Iran may have used a small cabal of officials in the Pentagon and in Vice President [sic] Dick Cheney's office to feed bogus intelligence on Iraq and Iran to senior policymakers in the Bush regime who were eager to oust the Iraqi leader.

'Senior American officials ought to go to jail for this' U.S. to reopen Canadian's torture case --Homeland Security's inspector general says new evidence suggests officials may have broken laws by sending Maher Arar to Syria. 06 Jun 2008 top Department of Homeland Security investigator said Thursday that his office would reopen an inquiry into the case of a Canadian engineer who was sent secretly by the U.S. to his native Syria for interrogation because of suspected ties to 'Al Qaeda.' Inspector General Richard L. Skinner, who spoke at a congressional hearing in Washington, said new evidence had emerged that U.S. officials may have broken laws related to torture in the case of Maher Arar... "Senior American officials ought to go to jail for this," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on constitution, civil rights and civil liberties, who has access to the classified version of a redacted inspector's general report on the government's actions. "There was a deliberate plot to abuse the procedures so they could railroad Arar to Syria, where they knew he would be tortured."

Bush pushes biometrics for national security --Agencies are required by the directive to make available for sharing with other agencies... all biometric and associated biographical information for individuals about whom authorities have an "articulable and reasonable suspicion that they pose a threat to national security." 06 Jun 2008 The Bush administration has required agencies to increase their capability to share among themselves biometric information on people believed to pose a threat to national security. A presidential directive issued June 5 requires the increased compatibility of methods agencies use to collect, store and share fingerprints, face and iris recognition data and behavioral characteristics to identify and screen "known and suspected terrorists." The directive also applies to other categories of individuals the directive said would be identified soon who may also pose a threat to national security.

D.C. Police to Set Up Military-Style Checkpoint --Other checkpoints possible if requested by patrol commanders and approved by police chief --Hundreds of patrol officers to be armed with semiautomatic rifles, starting this summer 05 Jun 2008 D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced a military-style checkpoint yesterday to stop cars this weekend in a Northeast Washington neighborhood inundated by gun violence, saying it will help keep criminals out of the area. Starting on Saturday, officers will check drivers' identification and ask whether they have a "legitimate purpose" to be in the Trinidad area. If not, the drivers will be turned away. "In certain areas, we need to go beyond the normal methods of policing," Fenty (D) said at a news conference announcing the action... "My reaction is, welcome to Baghdad, D.C.," said Arthur Spitzer, legal director for the ACLU's Washington office. [Yeah, we also need an 'insurgency' to fight the Bush occupation.]

'This was deliberately created in a laboratory in order to show what might happen.' Bird flu can mix with human influenza virus: research 06 Jun 2008 Mark Colvin: A worrying new research paper has been published in the United States. It proves that H5N1 bird flu... is capable of combining with conventional human flu viruses. A mutated virus combining human flu and bird flu is the nightmare strain which scientists fear could create a worldwide pandemic. The research was conducted in a laboratory by the US Centers for Disease Control. Jeff Waters: Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control in the United States have proven that the very deadly H5N1 virus can also mix with human flu. It's only happened in the laboratory but it's causing concern. Dr. David Smith: I think it's important information for us to understand how pandemic strains may emerge and how bad they may be. Of course this was... deliberately created in a safe laboratory setting in order to show what might happen. [Uh, is anyone else wondering when the f*ckers are going to *go live,* as they did during the drills on 9/11?]

Oil surges $11 to record $138 --Crude skyrockets on a sliding dollar, geopolitics and a Wall Street report predicting $150-a-barrel oil. 06 Jun 2008 Oil prices shot up nearly $11 a barrel and settled Friday at a record $138.54 - geopolitical jitters, a dollar decline and a forecast that oil would hit $150 by July 4.

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Lori Price is the Editor of Citizens for Legitimate Government, www.legitgov.org.

 

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