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Retiring House Republican calls Murtha cut-and-run ’idiot’
Friday, August 22, 2008 -
WASHINGTON – Republican Rep. Terry Everett of Alabama unleashed an unusually harsh attack on a House colleague, calling decorated Vietnam War veteran John Murtha, D-Pa., a cut-and-run idiot.
“Don’t talk to me about defense,” Everett, who is retiring at the end of this term, said during a radio interview this week. “Cut-and-run John Murtha is in charge of the appropriations committee for defense and he is certainly no friend of the military.
“And don’t talk to me about him being an ex-Marine. Lord, that was 40 years ago. A lot of stuff can happen in 40 years. Thank you for your service as being an ex-Marine but that doesn’t mean you’re (not) an idiot, and he is,” Everett said of Murtha.
Murtha, the House’s biggest recipient of home-state pet projects and a key distributor of them to other lawmakers as chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, has been a leading critic of the war in Iraq. His spokesman, Matthew Mazonkey, said in a statement that Murtha would not “stoop to that level” by responding to personal attacks.
“Congressman Murtha’s record of supporting our troops and our veterans speaks for itself,” Mazonkey said in a statement. Mazonkey noted that the Democratic-controlled Congress had dramatically increased Veterans Affairs spending and recently passed a new GI Bill that more than doubles college aid for troops and veterans.
Everett’s remarks were broadcast Wednesday by Dothan, Ala., radio station WWNT. He announced last fall that he is retiring after 16 years in Congress. Everett’s spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment
Thank you again for being here, thank you for your pledges to rebuilt my country, to give urgent assistance to my country, and of course, we will do our best that this is the money well spent. By the way I just have conversation with John Biden that was sent here by the senator Obama and he came up with one billion plan of Georgia’s economic reconstruction, as an initial package from US Congress. We expect some additions form different sides and hopefully Georgia can get several billion dollars to reconstruct, to strengthen its infrastructure, to compensate for damages and losses, and to reestablish itself as a prosperous, fast developing European economy. Thank you so much. Please.
Former Southwest Michigan Congressman Mark Siljander to stand trial in 2009
Gazette Staff Reports
KANSAS CITY — A date in 2009 has been set for former Southwest Michigan Congressman Mark Siljander to stand trial on charges in connection with an alleged international terrorism ring.
U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey, of the Western District of Missouri, signed an order last month setting a trial date of Nov. 2, 2009, for Siljander and other defendants in the case involving the Islamic American Relief Agency.
Siljander was indicated in January on charges of money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. The government alleges the agency used stolen money to pay Siljander for lobbying efforts and that Siljander lied to federal investigators.
Prosecutors say the organization aided a terrorist with ties to al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
Siljander has pleaded not guilty. His lawyer has said Siljander “vehemently denies” the charges.
Siljander, 57, formerly of St. Joseph County, represented portions of Southwest Michigan in the old 4th Congressional District from 1981-87. He now lives in Great Falls, Va.
Indict all of the US government officials and their allies who planned and carried out the 9/11 attacks
A preponderance of evidence shows that the highest officials of the Bush Administration, in collusion with many other officials from the Pentagon, CIA, FBI, FEMA, NSA, NORAD, New York City officials, air-traffic contollers, airline executives, controlled demolitions experts, computer graphics technicians, media executives, and others together planned and committed the horrible attacks of 9/11/2001 against the Pentagon and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. The 9/11 attacks were immediately blamed on some bogus ‘Arab highjackers’, a half dozen of whom were later confirmed to be still alive, and therefore innocent, after the 9/11 attacks.
The false-flag 9/11 attacks provided the excuse for the US government’s ‘War on Terrorism’, the chief purpose of which is for the USA to gain control of the lucrative oil fields of the Middle East. A secondary purpose is to increase the taxation of US citizens for Defense spending in support of the USA’s enormous Military/Industrial Complex, and a tertiary purpose is to establish justification of the enactment of Police State measures within the USA under the vast, far-reaching, and politically ambiguous umbrella of ‘Homeland Security’. When the rights of freedom of speech and assembly are curtailed for the citizens of the USA, the US government will be able to pursue its agenda of world domination without the domestic distraction of dissident opinions, protests, and demonstrations.
The Pentagon, CIA, FBI, and other agencies and officials of the US government have perpetrated many crimes, assassinations, and false-flag bombings and attacks against US citizens and US interests during the past fifty years, including, but by no means limited to, the State political assassinations of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy, and Martin Luther King; the 1988 Berlin Disco bombing; the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing; and the anthrax letter attacks of October 2001. The US government and its allies also committed the Bali bombings of 2002 and 2005; the Madrid train bombings of 2004; the London 7/7/2005 bombings; and the recent spate of bombings in Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bangalore, and at the Indian Embassy in Kabul during the summer of 2008.