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Announcement :: Human Rights
Protest War Criminal General in Weston Thursday Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m
19 Sep 2005
Modified: 05:10:34 PM
General Montgomery Meigs (U.S. Army Ret.), a four-star general and military analyst for NBC, will appear at the Weston Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 22., to appraise America's progress in the war on terror. His appearance, slated for 7:30 p.m., kicks off a fall lecture series sponsored by the Weston Military History Group.
http://www.lmstrategies.com/wmhg/about_the_next_lecture.htm
Gen. Meigs, who spent part of his youth in Weston, commanded the U.S. Army in Europe from 1998 to 2002, and commanded armored cavalry in Germany, Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm.
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http://www.nato.int/sfor/coms-sfor/meigs.htm

A war criminal General turned corporate media consultant will be speaking on the progress and profitability of the Bush regimes terror war Thursday in Weston.

Responsible for ordering the mass murders and torture of untold numbers of Vietnamese, Bosnians and Iraqis thru the use of napalm, cluster bombs, and uranium munitions during American aggression this scum bag thinks he can trick a whole new generation of kids(your included) to kill and die for his corporate masters. Will you let him?

Local activists will be their to strip this racist mass murder of his immunity and we need your help. Please bring your outrage and signs to a spirited rally to say no more wars for corporate greed!

BP EXXON MOBILE SHELL TAKE YOUR WAR AND GO TO HELL! WHEN THEY SAY ATTACK IRAQ, WE SAY FIGHT BACK!

Whos behind this? This event in Weston is a front for the domestic terror industry that thrives on manufacturing world mayham and fear and capitalizes on the the new world order as we have seen them do on september 11th and 7/7 in London. http://www.wmdtaskforce.com/

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Re: Protest War Criminal General in Weston Thursday Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m
19 Sep 2005
Its true we are the real terrorists. The more I find out about 911 the more obvious it is that it was an inside job. Its still hard to believe that a corporation like the link you gave was running a drill for exactly what happened in london to happen at exactly the same time at exactly the same train stations. That light years beyond coincidence.
Re: Protest War Criminal General in Weston Thursday Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m
19 Sep 2005
The general is now working for an IT company that provides applications to defense, biotechnology and media corporations. http://www.convera.com/press/pr_050804.asp
In addition to classified spy agencies his company supplies:
Novartis, Raytheon, The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Alcoa, Dow Agro Sciences, Hoffman-LaRoche, Johnson & Johnson, United Surgical Partners Intl., Wyeth,.
Re: Protest War Criminal General in Weston Thursday Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m
19 Sep 2005
Wow. The generals new boss at Convera is none other than the Ceo of killer CokeCola Herbert A. Allen, also referred to as Herbert Allen, Jr., President and CEO of Allen & Company, Inc http://www2.coca-cola.com/ourcompany/bios/bio_20.html

who hosted a...

"A quiet gathering of the media's top elites to discuss mergers, with a keynote address by the head of the CIA, escaped mention in the mainstream press.

Each year, at the posh ranch of investment banker Herbert Allen Jr., the world's media elites meet to discuss strategy, possible mergers and editorial policy. It can only be called a media version of Bilderberg as government, corporate and media officials are meeting in secret, behind the usual wall of security. [1]"http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Herbert_Allen
Re: Protest War Criminal General in Weston Thursday Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m
30 Jan 2006
Protest War Criminal General in Weston Thursday Sept. 22, 7:30 pm Weston Public Library.

General Montgomery Meigs (U.S. Army Ret.), a four-star general and military analyst for NBC, will appear at the Weston Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 22., to appraise America's progress in the war on terror. His appearance, slated for 7:30 p.m., kicks off a fall lecture series sponsored by the Weston Military History Group. http://www.lmstrategies.com/wmhg/about_the_next_lecture.htm

Gen. Meigs, who spent part of his youth in Weston, commanded the U.S. Army in Europe from 1998 to 2002,
and commanded armored cavalry in Germany, Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm.

This war criminal General turned corporate media consultant will be cheerleading the progress and profitability of the Bush regimes terror war Thursday in Weston.

Responsible for ordering the mass murders, torture and assassinations of untold numbers of Vietnamese,
Bosnians and Iraqi families thru the use of napalm, cluster bombs, and uranium munitions during American
aggression this guy thinks he can trick a whole new generation of kids(yours included) to kill and die for
his corporate masters. Will you let him?

Local activists will be their to strip this racist mass murder of his immunity and we need your help. Please bring your outrage and signs to a spirited rally to say no more wars for corporate greed!

BP EXXON MOBILE SHELL TAKE YOUR WAR AND GO TO HELL! WHEN THEY SAY ATTACK IRAQ, WE SAY FIGHT BACK!

This event in Weston is a front for the domestic terror industry that thrives on manufacturing world mayhem and capitalizes on the fear to profit from their new world order as we have seen them do on September 11th and 7/7 in London. http://www.wmdtaskforce.com/

The general is now working for an IT company that provides applications and services like industrial espionage and internet surveillance to defense, biotechnology and mass media corporations. http://www.convera.com/press/pr_050804.asp In addition to classified spy agencies his company supplies: Novartis, Raytheon, The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Alcoa, Dow Agro. Sciences, Hoffman-LaRoche, Johnson & Johnson, United Surgical Partners Intl., Wyeth,.

The generals boss, owner of Convera is none other than the CEO of killer CokeCola Herbert A. Allen, also referred to as Herbert Allen, Jr., President and CEO of Allen & Company, Inc
http://www2.coca-cola.com/ourcompany/bios/bio_20.html

The Generals employer, Herbert Allen, Jr, in addition to running death squads that assassinate labor
organizers at Coke Cola plants in Columbia also hosts… "A quiet gathering of the media's top elites to
discuss mergers, with a keynote address by the head of the CIA, escaped mention in the mainstream press.

Each year, at the posh ranch of investment banker Herbert Allen Jr., the world's media elites meet to discuss strategy, possible mergers and editorial policy. It can only be called a media version of Bilderberg as government, corporate and media officials are meeting in secret, behind the usual wall of security…

The annual gathering includes nearly every major player of the world's media, technology and entertainment industries, and it's a reminder of just how insular, isolated and powerful the world's media owners are from the billions who consume their products. Organized by investment banker Herbert Allen, the get-together is a summer camp for Citizen Kane's, a place where the rich and powerful are able to meet over picnic lunches and fishing streams as they help determine what you'll be watching for the next few years." http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Herbert_Allen
Lets give this tool of corporate world domination a big welcome thursday at the Weston public library 7:30pm. See you there!
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Re: Protest War Criminal General in Weston Thursday Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m
21 Feb 2006
Hurray for the Iraqi Resistance!

Pentagon Widens Program to Foil Bombings in Iraq
By ERIC SCHMITT, The New York Times AP
Homemade bombs are the top killer of U.S. troops in Iraq.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 — The Pentagon is tripling its spending, to about $3.5 billion this year, on a newly expanded effort to combat the rising number of increasingly powerful and sophisticated homemade bombs that are the No. 1 killer of American troops in Iraq, military officials say.

The move is a tacit acknowledgment that despite years of rising death tolls from the devices, the response has not been sufficiently focused or coordinated at the highest levels. And it comes in addition to recent spending to get more and better armor for troops and their vehicles, spurred by concerns expressed by Congress and the American public.
Interviews with a dozen officials in Washington and Iraq detailed an intensive effort on the overall
project, which at one time was led by a one-star
general but was recently put under a retired four-star Army general, Montgomery C. Meigs.

In the next few months, the Defense Department plans to double the number of technical, forensic and intelligence specialists assigned to the problem, to about 360 military service members and contractors in the United States and Iraq. Hundreds of other experts are being called in, including more than are currently involved from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency. New technology and
training techniques are also quickly being pushed into service.

The increased response comes after the number of
attacks with makeshift bombs against allied and Iraqi forces and Iraqi civilians nearly doubled in the last year, to 10,593 in 2005 from 5,607 in 2004. The military says it is able to discover and defuse only about 40 percent of the bombs, and the result is deadly: 407 of the 846 Americans killed last year in Iraq were killed by the bombs, which are called
improvised explosive devices. Army officials say new tactics and equipment, like more heavily armored vehicles, are reducing the lethality of the bombs. But Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England said at a forum of more than 800
industry and military experts last month that nearly 90 percent of the Army's casualties were caused by the devices.

"The insurgents' use of increasingly lethal improvised explosive devices, and the I.E.D.-makers' adaptiveness to coalition countermeasures, remain the most significant day-to-day threat to coalition forces, and a complex challenge for the intelligence community,"
John D. Negroponte, the director of national
intelligence, told the Senate Intelligence Committee last Thursday.

Some independent specialists and influential members of Congress say the military has failed to harness more effectively the expertise of all federal agencies, international allies and industries to battle the threat in an all-encompassing way.

"We're doing a lot, but we must do more," said
Representative Duncan Hunter, a California Republican who is the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He just returned from a trip to Iraq."

Mr. Hunter said in a telephone interview that the
committee would soon send to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the top commander in Iraq, a proposal to dispatch more technology and operational assistance to combat zones, a move that has caused tension with some senior American officers. "Not all the commanders agree with me," Mr. Hunter said.

The bombs' appeal for insurgents is clear: they can
hurt a larger and more sophisticated military force
with devices that are inexpensive to make. American troops face an array of improvised explosive devices fashioned from Iraq's vast stockpile of missiles, artillery shells and other arms. They are detonated by an equally diverse array of triggers, including garage-door openers, infrared beams, pressure switches and timers, commanders in Iraq say.

Some of the most deadly bombs use shaped charges, which penetrate armor by focusing explosive power in a single direction and by firing a metal projectile embedded in the device into the target at high speed. American intelligence officials say the most potent of these new weapons have been designed in Iran and shipped to Iraq from there.

"Tehran has been responsible for at least some of the increasing lethality of anticoalition attacks by
providing Shia militants with the capability to build
improvised explosive devices with explosively formed projectiles similar to those developed by Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah," Mr. Negroponte told senators last week.

The American military adviser team to Iraqi special
police forces in Salman Pak, 12 miles southeast of
Baghdad, said it had been seeing more sophisticated shaped-charge explosions since last spring. A senior Army intelligence officer said the charges were being used mostly by Shiite militia groups, but added, "Our fear is that the technology will migrate to Sunni insurgent groups."

To combat the threat, commanders are pressing for better intelligence to help destroy bomb-making cells. Scores of secret new electronic jamming devices are being rushed to Iraq to help thwart bombs that are remotely detonated. And the Army is creating a combat laboratory at Fort Irwin, Calif., in the Mojave Desert, to test new tactics, techniques and training to counter the threat.

Army and Marine forces confront simulated roadside bombings at training ranges before they are sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. Troops learn to watch for rough patches in a road where bombs have been buried, to avoid dead animals on streets that may conceal explosives and to drive at high speeds through potential ambushes.

The military is working with about 80 contractors on some 100 technology initiatives to detect, defuse and defeat the makeshift bombs. Troops are using microwave blasts, chemical sensors and radio-frequency jamming devices to thwart some bombs and detonate others before the insurgents can.

"Trying to stay one step ahead of the enemy is the
most challenging part of my job," said Lt. Cmdr. Huan Nguyen, a Navy reservist and electrical engineer at Camp Liberty, a base near Baghdad. Commander Nguyen is helping to field new versions of the jamming equipment.

Every day throughout Iraq, scores of American troops are involved in hunting for hidden roadside bombs.

On a recent night, soldiers from Company B of the
Fifth Engineering Battalion, from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., met in a darkened tent to prepare for their road-clearing mission in a 27-foot armored vehicle called the Buffalo. At the end of their meeting, Staff Sgt. Ramon Martinez, 31, of Yuma, Ariz., led his team in a prayer.

Out on the road, crawling along at five miles per
hour, the crew peered through blast-resistant glass windows and used giant floodlights and a remotely operated steel arm to help them detect any telltale disturbance in the pavement or median below that would reveal a buried bomb.

The engineers, known as sappers, say that while on
their perilous duty they try to think the way the
enemy does to accomplish their mission. "When we're out," said Sergeant Martinez, "we're thinking of ways how we'd blow ourselves up."

General Meigs's organization, called the Joint
Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Task Force, had its origins in a 12-person Army office in October 2003. The organization soon was elevated to a Pentagon office, and its budget grew to $1.2 billion last year from $600 million in 2004. The details of this year's budget are still being refined, at about $3.5 billion, but senior officials say they essentially have a blank check.

"We will have the resources we need to pursue the
programs that we need to pursue," said Brig. Gen.
Daniel B. Allyn of the Army, the task force's deputy
director.

General Allyn said the changes included creating a
subordinate organization in Iraq, called Task Force
Troy, that would coordinate the activities of several existing but previously disparate military efforts.

Sabrina Tavernise contributed reporting from Baghdad, Iraq, for this article.
Blame it on iran
31 Mar 2007
Pentagon Bomb Squad a Dud?
By: blog.wired.com on: 30.03.2007 [10:46 ] (135 reads)
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Pentagon Bomb Squad a Dud?
In the fall of 2003, the American military realized it had a problem: Improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, were killing and maiming more and more U.S. troops. Something had to be done.

So the Pentagon set up a smallish, $150 million anti-IED task force, to coordinate explosives-fighting research and best practices. There were concerns, from the start, that the group would be more about re-arranging bureaucratic deck chairs than about actually beating bombs. Experiences in the field, and in meetings rooms, seem to bear those worries out. "We were hamstrung from the beginning by an inability to actually do anything," one task force member told Newsweek; others wandered about bomb sites aimlessly, picking stuff up at random; a third group went out of its way to criticize the very units that were defusing the deadly weapons.

Today, that task force, renamed the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), has grown into a 300-person, $4.4 billion behemoth. And concerns about the group have only multiplied — especially in Congress. Rep. James Moran recently told the Christian Science Monitor that the organization has spent only about 25 percent of the money it's been given.

"They just haven't spent it," said Representative Moran. "I don't want to require them to spend it on things that are not necessary. But on the other hand, we need to figure out how to stop these deaths of these kids riding in convoys."

As Inside Defense notes, the Senate Appropriations Committee is just as antsy.

In its markup of the bill to fund the war, the Committee noted:

The Committee is concerned that the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization JIEDDO is operating under a broad directive from the Deputy Secretary of Defense that does not provide enough clarity and definition for its roles and authority within the Department of Defense. The Committee understands that a strategic plan has been under development for quite some time. To date, however, this plan has only been coordinated with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Committee feels strongly that this plan should also be coordinated with the services and the intelligence community. The Committee believes this strategic plan should include a comprehensive mission statement, definitions for potential counter IED solutions that could be eligible for funding, a delineation of JIEDDO's role in training and intelligence support, and the long term and short term goals, objectives, and measures of success for all aspects of the organization. The Department of Defense has stated that the strategic plan will be finalized by August 2007. Therefore, the Committee directs the Department of Defense to finalize the JIEDDO strategic plan no later than August 17, 2007, and submit this plan to the congressional defense committees.

The Committee is also concerned over the exponential growth of JIEDDO. The Committee has limited visibility into current staffing and future staffing requirements and is concerned that certain contractor support is not being accounted for properly by JIEDDO. Therefore, the Committee directs JIEDDO to provide a report to the congressional defense committees on current staffing levels and future staffing requirements, broken down by function, contractor, civilian, military, and detail from other agencies, no later than May 18, 2007. This report should also include all contractor support that is provided through various contracts. The Committee further directs JIEDDO to update this report after the strategic plan is finalized and after any future manning document changes have been made. (emphasis mine)

That's not to say that the military hasn't had its share of successes in combating improvised bombs; it clearly has. U.S. forces are now "finding about half of the IEDs before detonation," JIEDDO science adviser Army Col. Barry Shoop said at the Naval Expeditionary Forces Symposium, according to Inside Defense. If memory serves, that's up from about 40 percent. The problem is, the number of IEDs in Iraq has doubled, the Washington Times notes, So "the increase means the billions of dollars spent to date to defeat the roadside and vehicle-borne bombs have only managed to keep U.S. casualties steady."


http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/03/in_the_fall_of_.html#more