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1: Scoop Archive: White House Accused Of Halting 911 Commission

EDITOR'S NOTE: In breaking news over the last two days President George Bush has been accused of double speak over the creation of an Independent Commission to investigate the events surrounding the attacks of September 11th 1991. The following reports ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/fd/d5/200210130121.199b70b8.html


2: Scoop Editorial: Our PM And The Business Of Lying

“The bottom line is, neither the US nor Australia nor NZ nor anyone else had information that would lead them to tell their nationals not to go to Bali,” says Prime Minister Helen Clark on Radio New Zealand this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00124.htm


3: Scoop Links: CIA Warned Of Attack 14 Days Before

Scoop Links to Washington Post and Sydney Morning Herald stories reporting: “U.S. intelligence officials said they intercepted communications in late September signaling a strike on a Western tourist site. Bali was mentioned in the U.S. intelligence report.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00110.htm


4: Jason Leopold – Shafted By The New York Times

Editor's Note: This is a story about a story. A great story. A scoop that ought to see a member of George Bush's cabinet at least indicted, if not behind bars. But that is not what has happened. This is a scoop, that for reasons unknown to its author, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00063.htm


5: Scoop Links: Aus. PM Admits Bali Bombing Warning

The Prime Minister, John Howard, yesterday admitted that Australia received recent US intelligence identifying Bali as a possible target of a terrorist attack on Western tourists but had decided not to change its advice to Australian holidaymakers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00120.htm


6: More News On Taiwan’s Attack Warning From The US

The following report from Taiwannews.com sheds some light on the earlier report carried by Scoop concerning warnings given by the US to Taiwan of an imminent terrorist attack in South East Asia. (See… Report May Suggest Foreknowledge Of Bali Bombing )

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00105.htm


7: Bill English - Where Was NZ's CIA Bali Warning?

National Party Leader Bill English has just finished a Press Conference at Parliament at which he called on the Prime Minister to come clean on the question of whether or not warnings were received from the CIA concerning a possible attack in Bali.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00121.htm


8: Translation: Taiwan Report On Bali Attack Warning

NOTE: Scoop thanks the reader who very kindly made the following translation of the report cited in... "Report May Suggest Foreknowledge Of Bali Bombing" . See also... "More News On Taiwan’s Attack Warning From The US" for another ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00106.htm


9: No Surprise Military C4 Used in Bali Bombing

News that the widely available military explosive C4 was likely used in the Bali massacre should not come as any surprise particularly when global arms manufacturers along with delegations and high-ranking military officials from 46 countries lined-up ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00122.htm


10: The Untold Story Of Florida Remains Untold

The Florida election fiasco ridiculed the cardinal democratic principle "one person one vote" -- why does the Public Broadcasting Service now refuse to show this untold story?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00116.htm


11: British Press Gagged Over MI6's £100,000 bin Laden

Tony Blair has tonight ordered a D-Notice on British media reporting government officials signing court gag orders. This regards the case of former MI5 officer David Shayler, who has evidence to prove MI6 gave £100,000 to bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, arms to Iraq ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00061.htm


12: PM Answers Questions On Intelligence Failure

I give the House exactly the same advice that John Howard gave Australians yesterday, which is that Australia was given no warning of the Bali bombing, we were given no warning of the Bali bombing. The Prime Minister of Australia said that it had no ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00118.htm


13: Smoking Is Good For You – As A Taxpayer

( YellowTimes.org ) – Well, maybe not for you personally but it is surely good for the economy. It's sure as hell good for Philip Morris. Apparently, it is good for government. At least that is the unequivocal conclusion of a superb study prepared ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00123.htm


14: Questions For Oral Answer - 17 October 2002

1. GRAHAM KELLY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What steps has the Government taken to ensure New Zealanders in Bali are properly accounted for, and to assist with the situation on the ground there?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00358.htm


15: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 16 October 2002

1. Hon. BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Further to her comments on the Holmes show last night, when does the Government intend to "upgrade or replace the ... Hercules and the 727s"?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00117.htm


16: Bernard Weiner: Shallow Throat Savages Dem Leaders

So many of us were devastated after Congress rolled over and gave Bush his war on Iraq. We needed help in figuring it all out. So I set up the coded signal to "Shallow Throat," the high-ranking GOP mole in the White House who had been so helpful ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00112.htm


17: UQ Wire: White House Coverup Creates More Problems

On the evening of September 11th, 2001, the White House held a Press Conference. The stated purpose of the press conference? To "give you a walk-through of the President's day; what he did when he learned various pieces of information."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00107.htm


18: ‘Overripe’ Political Posturing on Childbirth

"I notice that nobody politically has noticed that porn star ‘Nikki’ has any rights in relation to her body being filmed during childbirth, and it’s about time somebody looked objectively at what is going on," announced Libertarianz Leader Russell Watkins ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00106.htm


19: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


20: SRA Commentary: Beltway Bolsheviks

Beltway Bolsheviks The best reason we can think of to sell stocks By Chris Sanders

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00113.htm


21: Lessons in Justice: Bush’s European Nightmare

Clearly the Bush Administration has been issued legal advice that a pre-emptive strike against Iraq at this time would contravene international law and conventions protecting human rights. Could George Bush be tried for war crimes? Yes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00099.htm


22: MP abusing parliamentary process - PSA

The PSA is appalled at the actions of ACT MP Deborah Coddington in threatening to use parliamentary privilege to name Child, Youth and Family social workers involved in a particular case, especially when she has not got all the facts, PSA national ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00113.htm


23: US Elections 2002: Unconventional Wisdom

Unconventional Wisdom On Iraq - Home of the Brave (and Well-Armed) - Flori-duh - A Bush In The Dock

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00115.htm


24: US Army Secretary Helped Cook Enron's Books

Three months before he was nominated as secretary of the Army by President Bush, Thomas White faced what surely was the most difficult task in his 10-year career as an Enron executive: Helping hide the hundreds of millions of dollars in losses ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00052.htm


25: English urges Clark to come clean

National Party Leader Bill English says Helen Clark needs to come clean about the intelligence advice received ahead of the Bali bombing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00357.htm


26: Select Committee Does Not Know How

The Parliamentary Select Committee which reported back on the Climate Change Response Bill has been unable to gain advice from the Attorney-General about how the Bill complies with the Bill of Rights Act.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00111.htm


27: Government confirms key climate change policies

The Government has confirmed a policy package on climate change that puts New Zealand in the best possible position to meet its international obligations and move towards a sustainable energy future, says the Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00361.htm


28: Report May Suggest Foreknowledge Of Bali Bombing

The following posting on a usenet message board led Scoop to seek out an automatic translation of the news item in question. However as can be seen below, the translation falls way short of clearing up this matter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00102.htm


29: Expozay's Sophie Monk Stolen All Over Australia

Expozay Swim advertising images of stunning Australian singer Sophie Monk are proving so hot that half the outdoor posters used in the first Australian advertising campaign have been stolen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00201.htm


30: NZ PM’s Office Dodges Questions On Bali Warnings

The New Zealand Prime Minister’s office has dodged specific questions from Scoop on a warning concerning a South East Asian terrorist attack reportedly given to Taiwan on Friday by US intelligence officials.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00111.htm


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