Front Page Archive
August 17-21, 2003
David Sadler For Congress (2002 archive)
12th CD/Illinois

  Harry Browne: Presidential alternative candidate?
Harry Browne's major problem is he talks to 'Libertarians' like they are God's chosen people. He must drop the Libertarian label and speak to all Americans. He has some good ideas that need to be heard, but he narrows his audience with his constant appeal to Libertarians.

Browne need not appeal to Libertarians to win a contested primary. His campaign message should be beyond the partisan appeal to party.

Browne should be appealing to non-partisans and promoting non-partisan solutions. This, he can do without compromising his libertarian principles. It's a matter of packaging the message. This requires he replace the word 'libertarian' with 'the American people.'

If Browne doesn't do this, he will marginalize his campaign and lose big. If he does drop the LP flag, he might be taken seriously and make the 2004 presidential race a competitive run.

When will Libertarians learn that the concept of the 'two party system' is burned into the minds of the American people? This conditioning renders the Libertarian party as a third party --- a fringe party. My advice to Browne... Get mainstream by getting non-partisan. Drop the appeal to the hardcore Libertarians and speak directly to the American people. -- David Sadler --
• 2003.08.21 •
    • An Anniversary Worth Celebrating
    • Index of Harry Browne Articles
    • Harry Browne Website
    • Libertarian Party
  We've got'em on the run --- in Bush's dreams...
We're just mopping up now in Iraq. We've managed to get the Iraqi Hatfields and McCoys (Shiites & Sunnis) cooperating to kick us out. Guerrillas are flowing into Iraq from surrounding Arab countries to kick us out. Sean Hannity was yelling hysterically yesterday on the radio that it's time to expand the war to Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iran to stop the flow of guerrillas. Of course, Rumsfeld and Bush still tell the gullible American people the resistence is from uncoordinated remnants of Hussein loyalists. The UN and IMF are getting out. Soldiers on leave in the US are shooting themselves so they don't have to go back, or shooting themselves over there so they don't have to spend another day in Iraqi hell, or they die in their sleep from 'pneumonia'. Families of soldiers and vets alike are demanding that our troops be brought home. Politicians are not listening. They are talking about reviving the draft. Meanwhile the Pentagon is moving to cut the pay of our troops in Iraq and assistance to their families left behind in the states! I can hear Bush saying now, " We've got'em on the run. "
" A popular Sunni Muslim cleric has provided grass-roots and financial support to a leading anti-American Shiite cleric, a rare example of cooperation across Iraq's sectarian divide that has alarmed U.S. officials for its potential to bolster festering resistance to the American occupation, senior U.S. and Iraqi officials say. "
• 2003.08.20 • U.S. Fears Shiite, Sunni Cooperation Will Bolster Resistance
  Mr. Speaker, the delegation from Du Quoin abstains...
" Tolerance is not the absence of disagreement, but the absence of forced acceptance. " -- David Sadler --
  La Voz de Aztlan defends Gibson: Explains the PASSION to the Jews
" La Voz de Aztlan understands and greatly sympathises with Mel Gibson and his present predicament. The two Jewish organizations that have vehemently attacked him, the ADL of B'nai B'rith and the Simon Wiesenthal Center have also attacked us. Both organizations have written extensively against us simply because we are Christians and because we dare to write the truth in articles such as this one. " -- Mel Gibson, Anne Emmerich, Jesus and the Jews --
• 2003.08.20 • Mel Gibson, Anne Emmerich, Jesus and the Jews
  Iraq UN HQ fallout
" The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund informed the U.S. Treasury Department that they were pulling their staff out of Iraq on Wednesday, following the bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, a U.S. official said. "
• 2003.08.20 •
    • World Bank, IMF Pull Staff Out of Iraq
    • UN Staff in Iraq to Be Evacuated, UN Sources Say
  Quotes of the day
" Yesterday's bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad was the latest evidence that America has taken a country that was not a terrorist threat and turned it into one. " -- How America Created a Terrorist Haven --

" It's dangerous to be right on matters in which the established authorities are wrong. " -- Voltaire --
• 2003.08.20 • How America Created a Terrorist Haven / NY Times
  'The media is a weapon of war.' -- Gen. Tommy Franks --
" Did the Pentagon order the assassination of a journalist in order to cover up secret mass burials of dead U.S. soldiers and U.S.-contracted mercenaries in the deserts around Baghdad? "
• 2003.08.20 •
    • Secret Burials in the Desert
    • Reuters Cameraman Killed For Filming U.S. Graves: Brother
  News from Aztlan
Aztlan is the new Hispanic nation being formed along the Mexican / US border. Los Angeles is slated to be the Capital of Aztlan.

Aztlan is the mythical birthplace of the Aztecs and is regarded in Chicano folklore as an area that includes California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Texas. According to Miguel Perez, mechista of Cal State Northridge, 'The ultimate ideology is the liberation of Aztlán. ... Non-Chicanos would have to be expelled. ... Opposition groups would have to be quashed because you have to keep the power.' Here are some news stories from the Aztlan website.
• 2003.08.20 •
    • Monument to the Mexican Immigrant
    • La Nueva Frontera
    • Fidel Castro Ruz Says US Should Return Aztlan Back to Mexico
    • La Raza and Jews on Collision Course in Alta California
    • Did Schwarzenegger pay the Wiesenthal Center to "shut up" about his father's Nazi past?
    • LOS ANGELES: Jewish "Museum of Tolerance" is Intolerant
    • 'Sons of the Covenant' Defame La Voz de Aztlan
    • La Raza as Palestinians
    • Mel Gibson, Anne Emmerich, Jesus and the Jews
The Aztlan site has broad coverage of the Iraq war. Here are a couple of stories.
" WALL STREET JOURNAL: Bush Sr. in business with bin Laden family conglemerate through Carlyle Group "

" The brother of Osama bin Laden, Salem bin Laden was killed mysteriously in 1988 after his plane, an BAC 1-11, crashed in Texas soon after a meeting concerning an 'oil deal' with George Bush. It is time for the American people to wake up and demand the truth. "
• 2003.08.20 •
    • It's all about the 'O' word!
    • Chevron oil tanker named for Condoleezza Rice renamed Altair Voyager
  Vets sue!: The US & its allies sold Iraq WMD
" Sixteen veterans from the Persian Gulf War filed suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., against 11 chemical companies and 33 banks from throughout the world that allegedly helped Iraq construct and support its extensive chemical warfare program.

The suit alleges that evidence shows the companies built Saddam Hussein's nerve gas and mustard gas factories, supplied him with chemical weapons production equipment, and sold him the bulk chemical precursors used to make his chemical weapons.

These companies and banks, the suit claims, are identified in the official written Iraqi disclosures given to the U.N. weapons inspectors after the war. "
• 2003.08.20 • Gulf War Veterans Sue Banks, Companies
  Pledge of Allegiance History
" Maybe someday people will pledge their allegiance to the US Constitution and not to a piece of cloth. " -- Bob Wallace, The Socialist Pledge... --
• 2003.08.20 • The Socialist Pledge of Allegiance
  First Amendment, States Rights, Ten Commandments & Judge Moore
" What law is he breaking? I'd like to know! Show it to me! ... If Congress is expressly prohibited from making laws with regards to religion, then exactly what laws to do these courts claim that he has broken? " -- Alan Keyes, Former presidential candidate, defending Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore --
• 2003.08.20 •
    • The Ten Commandments Controversy / Chuck Missler
    • The Blackout of 2003 Is In Montgomery, Not In New York / Chuck Baldwin
  Schwarzenegger: can politics get any more superficial and meaningless?
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  Letter to ed: mainstream 'news'
" The news is so busy covering Laci Peterson and Kobe Bryant that they don't have time to report the news that is relevant to all of us. I don't know why the ELF and Earth First and crime and regional blackouts aren't covered more. We are getting pablum on the news. Sometimes, there will be a little blip about something that should require more reporting. I have so many people tell me they don't even watch the news anymore because it is all bad. They don't read newspapers, either. They don't want to know. Sheep. " -- Beverly 9 --
  Global Imperialism: Deploying the troops
" Philippines Government officials say the United States is exploring the possibility of re-establishing bases in the Philippines. "
Some people will look at these deployments and will say, 'We have to protect ourselves.' They will not understand it is the US that is the threat. The American people are complicit in the support of 'global imperialism.'
• 2003.08.19 •
    • US exploring possibility of bases in Philippines
    • US May Want to Set Up Military Bases in Australia, Prime Minister Says
    • Pentagon Moving Swiftly to Become 'GloboCop'
  Waterloo  Vietnam  Iraq
" Increasing numbers of Saudi Arabian Islamists are crossing the border into Iraq in preparation for a jihad, or holy war, against US and UK forces, security and Islamist sources have warned. " -- Saudis in Iraq... --
The administration's contention that the continuing Iraqi war is not a guerilla conflict and that the resistance is being mounted by fragments of Saddam loyalists is a bold-faced lie.
• 2003.08.19 • Saudis in Iraq 'preparing for a holy war'
  Al Qaida claims responsibility for blackout
" Al Qaida's Abu Hafs Brigades has claimed responsibility for the blackout last week in the Northeast and Midwest United States. A communiqué by the Abu Hafs Brigades made reference to Operation Quick Lightning in the Land of the Tyrant of this Generation ... the brigades of Abu Fahes Al Masri had hit two main power plants ... The communiqué mentioned that some economists said the blackout in the U.S. and Canada would cost the U.S. Treasury no less than ten billion U.S. dollars and in order to 'break the hearts of U.S. officials, just know that the cost paid by the Moujahideen to sabotage the power plants was a mere seven thousand dollars ... 'we heard amazing statements made by the American and Canadian enemies which have nuclear physics universities and space agencies, that lightning hit and destroyed the two plants. And we are supposed to believe this nonsense.' ... 'we tell the Muslims that this is not the awaited strike, but it is called the war of skirmishes (to drain the enemy), and that the American snakes are enormous and need to be consumed and weakened to be destroyed.' "
• 2003.08.19 • Al Qaida claims responsibility for blackout
  MIC (military industrial complex)
    Alive and well in Iraq
" The creeping military-industrial complex about which President Dwight Eisenhower warned us five decades ago has reached critical mass. Calling them the corporate evolution of old-fashioned mercenaries, [an] illuminating new book, 'Corporate Warriors,' says they provide the service side of war rather than weapons. They range from small consulting firms, formed by retired generals, to transnational corporations that lease out battalions of commandos. There are several hundreds of these firms, operating on six continents, boasting yearly revenues of more than $100 billion. " -- Corporate Warriors --
" Miles and miles of downed high-voltage power lines. Cable tower after cable tower broken in exactly the same place. Too precise for airplanes or copters. Special forces or somebody must have systematically placed explosives on all of them. Is this why the lights are out in Baghdad? I don't know. " -- Dispatch From Baghdad - A Catastrophe Here --
" Based on what he saw during his travels, Dillon told me he's convinced the war and its sweeping devastation of the Iraqi nation is in reality a mind boggling charade. Rather than liberating Iraq, its actual purpose is to corral Iraq's huge oil reserves and to serve as a pretext for channeling tens of billions in largesse to favored American corporations like Haliburton and Bechtel. As an example, Dillon pointed to how US air strikes systematically obliterated every last Iraqi telecommunications facility from one end of the country to the other, a measure he maintains vastly exceeded all practical military necessity. Then, without even the pretense of a competitive bid, Washington gifted WorldCom, the near bankrupt US telecom giant responsible for the greatest fraud in financial history, with a huge multi-billion dollar contract to build Iraq a new nationwide state-of-the-art telephone system. " -- Iraqi Commander Swears He Saw US Evacuate Saddam --
• 2003.08.19 •
    • Corporate Warriors- The rise of the privatized military industry
    • Iraqi Commander Swears He Saw US Evacuate Saddam
    • Dispatch From Baghdad - 'A Catastrophe Here'