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The Other News

I got on the Net and went to Dogpile.com, a search engine, and punched in “alternative news” to see what was going on besides what the five major networks are allowing us to see. I found the following:

One was dated 9/4/01(notice the date), it was written by Ben Cohen, aco-founder of Ben and Jerry’s. The title is “Wanted: Enemy to Justify $344 Billion War Budget.” The Bush Adminstration has proposed to increase Pentagon spending by $33 billion, the largest defense increase since the Cold War. You can find this at the www.alternet.org.

The website located at www.salon.com (“Commission Warns Bush”)tells that Bush was warned about terrorism in America last January! There was a two and a half year study done that Bush chose to ignore. This was a bipartisan, Defense Department-chartered commission on domestic terrorism. In May of this year the Bush Administration stated it would pass the report on to Vice-President Cheney and to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). The media also chose to ignore this report.

According to Arianna Huffington, former senator Gary Hart, one of the co-chairmen of the mentioned U.S. Commission on National Security had called on Condoleeza Rice as recently as September 6th about the commission’s findings! To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Everyone would have been better prepared if the media had focused 10 percent of the energy and resources it spent obsessing about Condit on talking about the findings of the National Security Commission. Her website is www.ariannaonline.com.

Truth and common sense are the first casualities of war applies to our nation’s current collective psychological state. Ever since the terrorism occurred, people who previously showed healthy skepticism regarding the corporate-owned media spin suddenly buy every word the TV talking heads say. Check out the website at www.onlinejournal.com.

The last story of importance (There were alot more!) can be found at www.workingfor change.com. It’s called “Beyond 9-11″ and states ” Our military failed to prevent this attack because for years, national defense hasn’t been the purpose of our national defense.”

Government and the media should be serving the people–not the military-industrial complex that General Eisenhower warned us about in 1961.

Sincerely, Ken [email protected]