Department of Rumsfeld

Saturday, April 14, 2007

build yourself a cage and protest People in the know now confess that Gitmo isn't going away until Bush ends his term. All the more reason to build yourself and cage and protest.


Friday, February 02, 2007

Domestic Surveillance by the DOD

Minutes ago, I had just successfully countered a hack attempt against my home computer by a system in France (, combined with a mysterious IP address from Sprint in Virginia ( Immediately after I filed a protest with Sprint, a similar IP address took up the attack. I tracked it to "Space and Warfare Command"

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Judge Allows Discovery to Proceed in Chicago Suit Against Rumsfeld

I spoke with Mike Kanowitz of Loevy and Loevy this morning, and the latest news of his client's lawsuit against the former Secretary of Defense is that Judge Milton Shadur has decided to allow discovery to proceed, although service of process has not yet been completed. It is a forgone conclusion that a response will be forthcoming from Rumsfeld's DOD appointed lawyer. More news will be available later this week. documents

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Case Continues Against Rumsfeld in Chicago

On Friday, I contacted the law firm representing Donald Vance in his lawsuit against Rumsfeld in the Northern District of Illinois, the jurisdiction where they both live. They are still "trying to accomplish service" on Rumsfeld.
Lucky for him that his old boss, Gerald Ford passed away in a timely manner: Rumsfeld was in Ann Arbor while the Sheriff was looking for him back home in Skokie. Conduct yourself accordingly, Mr. Rumfeld: Loevy and Loevy does not let the big fish slip away, and you are looking like one fine catch. There will be updates to the DOGSPOT story and in print after my interview with Vance's lawyer early next week, and more documents online.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

End Torture and Detainment: Protest on January 11

Thursday January 11, 2007 is the 5th anniversary of illegal detention at Guantánamo Naval Base. Build your own Gitmo cage, and join the nationwide protests! Events are being coordinated by Witness Against Torture. They also have provided complete instructions for the "Gitmo cage" shown in the protest at right. STORY AND PLANS

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Rumsfeld Under the Gun of Major Law Firm

Loevy and Loevy has won 11 of their last 12 contests.
How many coaches can match this? Plaintiff Donald Vance won't need any coaching: his full story of torture and secret detention is right out in public, and Loevy is ready to collect on his pain and suffering. IN 1999, they won a US$28 Million judgement against the Chicago police, before the SAME JUDGE who will sit on this case. Hear Ye! here Ye! complete documents online

Donald Rumsfeld is returning home to Skokie, Illinois and he will soon be greeted by the Sherrif with news from the powerful law firm of Loevy and Loevy. Rumsfeld will be asked to appear before Judge Milton Shadur to answer the complaint filed by one of his victims, US Navy veteran Donald Vance.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Iraq Study Group Members Profit from Secret UK Defense Lab

George Tenet, Frank Carlucci, and James Baker benefit from the privatization of sensitive UK defense assets finalized shortly before 9/11. On July 1, 2001, a portion of the British "Defence Evaluation and Research Agency" was renamed QuinetiQ. Former DCI George Tenet is one of its' directors.

These same people will profit from the privatization of Iraqi oil reserves:
which are 500x greater than Iraq's annual production in 1999. Which is why the Iraq Study Group, led by James Baker of Carlyle has recommended privatization.see also

The privatization of QuinetiQ, former the research arm of the UK "Ministry of Defence" was proposed in 1998, shortly after Tenet assumed the postion of DCI in the US.

The story is based on publicly avalable government documents which are included in the "work in progress" currently online.

FULL STORY(so far)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Laughing Off Disaster at the Bush White House

Laughter in response to tough questions isn't unusual in the Bush White House. Yesterday's reponse to the 18 page letter from Iran's President Ahmadinejad was not much different from what we recently experienced when Bush was questioned by an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University about contractor impunity - although it was not nearly as abusive as the incoherent joking and laughter that Secretary Rumsfeld launched at public news broadcasters when questioned about the bombing of Afghanistan - where, by the way, we are still deeply involved in a full scale war.

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Saturday, April 15, 2006

CNN Circles the Wagons Around Rummy

The Washington press corps must be specially trained for their duties: they need to whistle the right tune while in the government-approved postion. That's why special knee pads are issued. Obviously, Barbara Starr was wearing hers when she reported on Rumfeld's loss of favor among the top brass of our uniformed soldiers. I'm not done dishing it out: for a full serving visit


Thursday, November 10, 2005

Ahmed Chalabi Goes to Washington

Ahmed Chalabi will be visiting Donald Rumsfeld and other high-level government officials while being whisked around DC in a Secret Service Limo. Pretty royal treatment for a fellow with so many pending warrants for his arrest.


Sunday, October 23, 2005

Rumsfeld's appointment as Secretrary of Defense came at an opportune time in his career. He was a member of the transition team of George Ryan, then the newly elected governor of Illinois. It was not widely known at the time that George's Republican cabal had been using tax money to fund Republican political campiagns since 1991. Alan Drazek, one of Rumsfeld's fellow committee members, pled guild to tax evasion in a bargain that also required him to testify against Ryan's former Chief of Staff Scott Fawell. The criminal trial of George Ryan continues, as the prosecution struggles to present evidence of a tragic accident caused by a truck driver who purchased his license with a bribe while Ryan was Secretary of State. The prosecution seeks to prove that such bribes were business as usual under Ryan's administration, with fatal results. See today's story in The Chicago Sun Times

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Two hours ago I met Dahr Jamail: the news from Iraq wasn't pretty. It will be more difficult for a reporter to go in and get the type of coverage he got in January of this year. In June he was asked to testify for the International Tribunal on Iraq. He read from his testimony and indicated that the horrors he saw were only the tip of the iceberg. I will be posting my notes and a few photos of the event shortly in DOGSPOT

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Monday, October 17, 2005

Role of Pakistan Central to Current Conflicts in the Former British Empire

The nuclear capability in Iran was aquired from Pakistan,and likewise were the leadership and intelligence resources of the Taliban. Half a decade ago, experts were seriously adressing this problem which then seemed to focus on the nuclear saber-rattling between India and Pakistan.

In the picture above, George W. Bush smiles while dismantling decades of work diffusing what had become Churchill's nightmare: an ungovernable empire of unmanageable wealth that could explode violently at any moment.

Bush fired the most important US experts on Afghanistan and the Taliban during the 2 months prior to 911

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Fort Monroe General Loses his 4 Stars in Secret Controversy

The cover story for the abrupt firing of 4 star general Kevin P. Byrnes was "sexual misconduct". Byrnes was an expert on simulation of battle situation using the latest technology. His publications in military journals have served to explain the future direction of the US Military. There are indications that he had become disenchanted with the direction "virtual reality" had taken, and that his severence from the military may have been for reasons far more profound than a sex scandal.

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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Joe Wilson Interviewed on the CIA/Rove Scandal

This morning's interview with Joe Wilson on Democracy Now! shed some new light on the fallout from the faked Niger Uranium documents. How did the "outing" of CIA agent Valerie Plame by Karl Rove result in the imprisonment of journalist Judith Miller? What did she really know? Last year's statement from Wilson and the original documents are still available on dogspot#203.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Last week, Donald Rumsfeld made some surprise visits to the middle east, to Azerbaijan on Tuesday April 12, after a visit in Iraq on Monday the 11th when the BBC reported:

The US is worried that officers from the security forces who served under Saddam Hussein may be dismissed...

This would seem to indicate a hidden meaning to Rumsfeld's call to achieve democracy and block the insurgency: the insurgency is opposed to the forces that have assasinated most of Moqtada Al-Sadr's nuclear family, when he began to present himself as a rival to the Hussein government.

Powerful interests in the US who have backed the current war in Iraq also have a long term investment in a carefully cultivated relationship with Saddam Hussein

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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Occupations Seeks to Extinguish Popular Government in Iraq

Buried within the stories of protests in Iraq is news that "officials of Moqtada al Sadr" were gunned down en route to Baghdad. I had indicated in the previous DOGSPOTs last year that even during the rule of Saddam Hussein, a de-facto administration, led by the al Sadr family, existed in Iraq, with offices in various regions of the country. The US has continued the policy of extermination launched by Saddam Hussein against the family of Moqtada al-Sadr in 1999, and that is a major reason for the continued unpopularity of the occupation.


Saturday, March 12, 2005

Another Journalist Silenced in Iraq

An important part of the war in Iraq has been the war conducted by Donald Rumfeld against journalism. A former Air Force intelligence officer has presented a cogent analysis of the latest "accidental" death. "... the control of information from Fallujah as to consequences of the US assault, particularly with regard to civilians, became a critical element in the military operation." "Let us recall that the first target in the second attack upon the city of Fallujah was al-Fallujah General Hospital. Why? It was the reporting of enormous civilian casualties from this hospital that compelled the US to halt its attack."

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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Habeas Corpus for Jose Padilla

Jose Padilla has once again obtained a writ of Habeas Corpus: albeit Donald Rumsfeld has been given another 45 days to produce the body.

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Friday, May 07, 2004

Protesters Greet Rumsfeld at Hearing on Torture

This breaking story was just posted on indymedia in Washington, DC. Original source will be confirmed as soon as possible:
Washington, DC (05-07) At about 12 PM eastern time a small group of protesters disrupted a Senate and House Armed Services committee hearing, interrupting Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in the middle of a statement.

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Thursday, April 29, 2004

Security Guard from Oregon Dies in Iraq

Thomas Carter of Portland Oregon was riding in a truck to a munitions site, when the bomb exploded...

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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Guns for Haiti

According to retired ATF agent Daniel McBride:
"We would see, all of a sudden, a rash of large gun purchases, a large quantity of gun purchases throughout South Florida. We would find that then, a month or two months later, we would see a coup take place in Haiti."

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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Iran Contra Conspiracy Continues in Iraq and Haiti

John Negroponte, currently US ambassador to the UN will soon direct the largest US embassy in the world as ambassador to Iraq. It's not surprising that he will be a major figure in the concluding chapters of our costly venture in Iraq: He was in it from the beginning.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Young Victim of Terror War Arrives in Canada

14 year old Karin Elsamnah Khadr arrived in Toronto, paralysed during a shootout with Pakistani troops. His mother obtained an emergency passport so he could receive medical treatment. His brother also has tales to tell of his stay in a compound with Osama Bin Laden:

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Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Background of US Duplicity in Haiti

...there are two governments: the official government and the invisible one (the Pentagon and CIA), which is often referred to in Haiti as the "Laboratory."...

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Thursday, April 01, 2004

Iraqis Lash Out at Occupation

FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP 03-31)
"...frenzied crowds dragged the burned, mutilated bodies of four men identified as U.S. security guards through the streets of a town...
west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad ..."
...In Baghdad, at least 10,000 supporters of a radical Shiite Muslim cleric rallied Wednesday outside the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition in a protest against the closure of their weekly newspaper, accused by the top U.S. official in Iraq of inciting violence against coalition troops.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Previous Coup Leaders Haunt Haiti

The New York Times Reports
Mr. Latortue struck a discordant note with American policy makers last week when he lauded the rebels...

Among those basking in the (was) Louis-Jodel Chamblain, convicted in absentia of murdering a Haitian businessman.
This is corroborated by Haiti Progres:
"Chamblain had also been convicted of the murder of Antoine Izméry, a prominent Haitian businessman...
He was the co-founder of the paramilitary FRAPH organization that operated terrorist/execution squads against Lavalas supporters during the first military coup against President Aristide."

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Saturday, March 27, 2004

Bush Must Obey Rule of Law

What is wrong with this picture?
On June 9, 2002, as a federal judge stood ready to review whether the government had enough evidence to hold Joseph Padilla, President Bush signed an order declaring him an enemy combatant. He was taken to a naval brig in Charleston,South Carolina, where he was held incommunicado for more than 2 years until recently being allowed to see his lawyer.
A federal appeals court in New York ruled in December that only Congress has the power to order the detention of an American citizen without charges and ordered that Padilla either be charged or released.
Padilla still sits in the brig today.

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Friday, March 26, 2004

Think Small and Carry a Big Stick: Bush's New Motto

It's regrettable that amidst the controversies surrounding 911 and Iraq Intelligence that the Bush administration has failed to rise to the occasion and provide solid reasoning to justify its action (or lack thereof). Instead they have proved their ability to think small.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2004

According to the Times of India,two suspects detained in connection with the March 11 terrorist attacks in Spain may ultimately turn out to be ISI (Inter-Service Intelligence of Pakistan) agents. This may further embarass an administration that has relied upon Pakistan as an ally against Al Queda, an organization created by Pakistan's ISI and still intricately linked to it.

Mixed Signals from Pakistan

"...elements within the Pakistani military and its intelligence establishment are helping Al-Qaeda members evade capture and making a mockery of the media hype about the fresh military operations against leaders such as Osama bin Laden, United States analysts have said.
With anti-Taliban and anti-Al Qaeda forces controlling Kabul, Stratfor said, the only remaining suspects are within Islamabad’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) apparatus.

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Friday, March 19, 2004

US Gunfire Increases Toll of Arab Journalists

A reporter for the Arab satellite television station Al Arabiya died from his wounds Friday after U.S. soldiers shot him hours earlier along with a cameraman, who died at the scene. The death brought to five the number of journalists killed in Iraq in less than 24 hours.
"There are so many things that are untrue that are being reported by irresponsible journalists and ... television stations, particularly like al-Jazeera and al-Arabia," he said, adding that the Iraqi people are being given an unbalanced picture "of what is happening in their country."
Donald Rumsfeld 11-03-2003

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Justice Department Appeals Detainment Ruling

The Justice Department urged the court to overturn an appellate ruling that found President Bush had exceeded his constitutional authority in detaining Jose Padilla, an American citizen who the government contends has links to Al Qaeda.
''The ultimate issue,'' Ms. Newman said in an interview, ''is whether the president has the authority to order the military to detain a U.S. citizen captured on U.S. soil outside a zone of battle and to deny him access to a court to review the legality of that detention.''

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Senate Probes Backing of Haitian Insurgents

The DOD has supplied 20,000 M-16s and other equipment to the Dominican military over the past two years. Was the Dominican Republic being used as a staging ground for weapons transfers and coup plotting?

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Pakistan Poses Greater Threat than Taliban

"...the administration is still covering up for Pakistan, whose government recently made the absurd claim that large-scale shipments of nuclear technology and material to rogue states - including North Korea, according to a new CIA report - were the work of one man, who was promptly pardoned by President Pervez Musharraf. "

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Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Al Jazeera Goes to Jail

by Christian Parenti of THE NATION
"Donald Rumsfeld has called Al Jazeera's coverage "outrageous" and "inexcusably biased" and implied that he'd like to see the satellite channel thrown out of Iraq. So far the American military has bombed the network's offices in both Baghdad and Kabul, killing one employee; and arrested twenty-one of Al Jazeera's reporters...."

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Report from An American In Venezuela

The conflict in Venezuela began with a sucessful petition to recall 37 opponents of Hugo Chavez, with a response from his apponents for his recall...
The tendency of the opposition now seems to be towards the use of guns. When opposition leaders or adherents are detained with high-powered weapons, the media discredits the arrest and repeats reports that the guns were planted.
The opposition leaders urge their faithful to increase the resistance to a full-scaled rebellion, and the most virulent commentators insult the military for not staging a coup, something that seems very unlikely.

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Sunday, March 14, 2004

Train Wreck Influences Election in Spain

The government had initially blamed ETA, an armed Basque separatist group, for Thursday's string of train bombings in Madrid. Analysts (predicted) that blaming the massacre on ETA, which the government has gone all out to crush in recent years, would likely benefit the ruling party in today's election. (and it did indeed....

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Friday, March 12, 2004

DOGSPOT Foreign Service Detained in Kabul

Kabul (03-11)
We have just received a report that the entire staff of DOGSPOT's foreign service has been detained in Afghanistan, and taken to Kabul for questioning. The last message recieved from our staff was posted by Steven Realo

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Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Stolen Moments? Follow the Money

The day the music died in the intelligence committee hearings

Time is money: especially in this quagmire called Iraq. Much ado has been made of the false basis of our involvement. Investigations have come and gone here and in the UK. Tony Blair managed to hang on by his fingernails in the wake of the Hutton inquiry while the inner circle of Bush advisors manged to keep a stiff upper lip and carry on as if the game had been played by the book.

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Thursday, March 04, 2004

Interview with Aristide Confirms US Coup

“This is what I call a real coup d’état,” Aristide said. “This is an issue for all African Americans and Africans.”
“It’s like he is in jail, he said. He said he was kidnapped,” Waters said. She said Aristide had been threatened by U.S. diplomats who reportedly told the Haitian leader that if he failed to leave, Guy Phillippe, the rebel leader, would storm the palace and he would be killed.

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Friday, February 27, 2004

Discovering Why We are in Iraq

Separate statements by Ahmed Chalabi, the head of the Iraqi National Congress (INC), and U.S. retired Gen Jay Garner, who was in charge of planning and administering post-war reconstruction from January through May 2002, suggest that other, less public motives were behind the war, none of which concerned self-defence, pre-emptive or otherwise.


Saturday, February 21, 2004

Hussein Declared a POW, Receives Visit from Red Cross


"...the Pentagon formally declared Saddam a prisoner of war last month because of his status as commander in chief of Iraq's military. As a POW, Saddam is entitled under the Geneva Conventions to certain rights, including visits by the international Red Cross and freedom from coercion of any kind during interrogations."


Thursday, February 19, 2004

US Backed Contras in Haiti

Paramilitary organization FRAPH was funded by the CIA

A close associate of Chamblain, Emmanuel “Toto” Constant, has admitted its CIA funding and direction. Chamblain was revealed in documents reviewed by the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York as one of those present during the planning, with a USA agent, of the assassination of the pro-Aristide minister of justice, Guy Malary, in 1993. The USA refuses to release documents it seized from FRAPH during the 1994 USA invasion - presumably to cover up the CIA ties to FRAPH. Philippe and Chamblain were among those from the Haitian opposition, recognized by the USA - the Convergence - who organized conferences in the Dominican Republic, funded and attended by USA operatives from the International Republican Institute.