False Witness

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New at Reason: Back in 9/11 days, Elisabetta Burba made up a story about Beirutis cheering over the attacks; now, with a deadly combination of wounded national pride and professional schadenfreude, Michael Young gives Burba a Bronx cheer over her role in passing along the Niger forgeries.

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  1. this is both fascinating and weird. at the same time if anything it proves that we’re paying a lot of people to stay in civil service who obviously don’t belong there.

    also, “homicide bomber” is still a really stupid phrase.

  2. Only the Niger “forgeries” were not relied upon by Bush in his reference to British intelligence and Africa. He never mentioned Niger. Talk about jumping to conclusions!! And I find it difficult to believe there weren’t some Palis and Syrians in Beirut cheering and firing off guns after 9/11. The reporter may not have heard them, but why would the reaction be any different from that in the West Bank or Gaza?

  3. Nice work Michael. I remember your story a while back about Burba and her hostile agenda. Now if only she could be booted from her job. Geraldo Rivera might go apply for the vacancy.

  4. You are so smart, Ikram. Why, after 9/11 I saw a lot of flags on cars and houses in Pennsylvania.

    And by your reasoning, that means Lousiana was probably flag-free. Right?

    After all, not all Americans are the same.

  5. Funny, I remember pictures of the Palestinians in the West Bank & Gaza having spontaneous block parties celebrating the 9/11 attacks. Those may have been doctored up too.

    And I’m sure that the high level Iraqi trade delegation was in Niger to buy the cowpeas and livestock – because an African country whose uranium accounts for 65% of its exports would never think of slipping any yellow cake to a high bidder awash in oil money. (Well, except for that little Osirak blunder in the 80s.)

    “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.”

    Hmmmm… don’t see anything in there about Niger, Italian journos handing forged documents to our consulate in Rome, or any reference to the forged documents that “buttressed a falsehood”.

    I guess I’d better not think to hard, and ought to just mouth slogans like “Boosh Lied, Sheeple Died.” Yeah, that’s it. Much simpler.

  6. Robert Speirs said:

    “The reporter may not have heard them, but why would the reaction be any different from that in the West Bank or Gaza?”

    It’s true. All arabs are the same. You sometimes get told that Maronite Christians are different from refugee Palestinians, but this is mostly a made up tale to fool gullible Americans. At least, that’s what Micheal Ledeen tells me.

  7. Overwhelmingly corrupt legal system
    all over this country

    By; Franklin D. Vipperman/Author
    Read: Writ Of Certiorari
    http://www.frankvip.com

    On December 1, 2003, the overwhelmingly corrupt United States Supreme Court in a despicable and unconstitutional act and action of covering-up for the Las Vegas, Nevada District Courts, the Nevada Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals in San Francisco, DENIED my petition for a Writ Of Certiorari without comment. Even though every word, sentence, and paragraph in the petition is overwhelmingly supported with indisputable proof of all charges made, consisting of court records, trial transcripts, police reports, affidavits, documents, signed and sworn to statements, photographs, tape recordings, trial testimony, you name it, its there. And [all] in the records of the courts.

    And in doing so, the high court aided and abetted the lower courts with their horrendously illegal and unconstitutional acts, actions, and inactions against Vipperman, which are their standard customs, practices, policies, and procedures. Which the high court has previously held they can be held liable for committing their illegal and unconstitutional acts and actions. But ignored its own holdings and rulings in this case:

    And the high court further covered-up for the illegal and unconstitutional acts and actions of the State Of Nevada, and its overwhelmingly corrupt police, prosecutors, judges, courts, attorneys, politicians, entities, departments and agencies. And all those employed therein.

    And further closed the doors on millions of Americans that have been framed by corrupt police and prosecutors, railroaded through the courts by corrupt judges, and sold down the drains by their despicable cowardly alleged defense attorneys. And kept in prisons by corrupt pardon and parole boards that act in collusion and conspiracy with their counter parts of the overwhelmingly corrupt legal system all over this country. Because they will not confess to crimes they did not commit, and thereby clean-up all the illegal, unconstitutional, and horrendous acts committed against them by those in authority. Which is in fact common place, and happens each and every day all over this country. And every court, judge, cop, prosecutor, attorney, and politician everywhere knows it happens, and keeps it all covered-up. As the days of the Star Chambers and Salem Witch Trials have never ceased in this country. And never will, unless and until, the news media brings all of these horrors to light and thereby opens the public’s eyes and minds to the terrible truths that surround them each and every day.

    And until that day comes, all of us all over this country are in grave danger. Because; the despicable corrupt judges and courts everywhere, have made all of us the chattels of the State wherein we happen to be at any given time, and the State and Federal government: And have further but not conclusive of, deprived all of the citizens of this country of their birth given Constitutional Rights, long-long ago…. And they are now simply a fallacy of your imagination: And ignored by all in positions of authority over you and yours.

    And it won’t be very long until the government, state and/or federal, will control [all] of the news media, radios, televisions, newspapers, magazines, and books. And the “Prison Business” will be the biggest and most profitable business in each and every state. And all those who fail to attempt to stop these horrendous acts and actions by the states, and supported by the federal government, including news media members, will end up in a prison themselves, or be taxed the largest majority of their incomes to pay for those who keep the others in prisons.

    There currently being over Six Million (6,000,000) people in prison or on probation or parole in this country, you can rest assured that your turn is just around the corner….

    Sincerely;
    Franklin D. Vipperman/Author of
    The Deal Makers, The Cesspool,
    and Hell Hole. And;
    Plaintiff/Appellant/Petitioner in
    Petition for Writ Of Certiorari.
    In Proper Person
    http://www.frankvip.com

    Supreme Court of the United States
    Office of the Clerk
    Washington, DC 20543-0001

    William K. Suter

    Clerk of the Court
    (202) 479-3011

    December 1, 2003

    Mr. Franklin D. Vipperman
    Las Vegas, NV 89121

    Re: Franklin D. Vipperman v. Carols Concha, et al.
    No. 03-453

    Dear Mr. Vipperman:

    The Court today entered the following order in the above entitled case:
    The petition for a writ of certiorari is denied.

    Sincerely,
    William K. Suter,
    Court clerk

    Wouldn’t it be amazing and near inconceivable, if someday someone
    out there had enough guts and courage enough to tell, prove, and publish
    the real truth about the overwhelmingly corrupt legal and judicial systems,
    police, prosecutors, judges, courts, alleged defense attorneys, and
    politicians all over this country. That have been forever living off the public,
    and lying to and deceiving the public, since the beginning of time.

    Well, that someday is now: And that someone is me: Franklin D.
    Vipperman, Author of the three recently published book series, The Deal
    Makers, The Cesspool, and Hell Hole. Three extremely hard hitting books
    which are the first of their kind in history that indisputably brings it all to
    light, and overwhelmingly proves it all to be true: And names them all,
    and proves it all with court records incorporated into his books. And it
    happens every day, every where. All over this country. And you and/or
    yours may very well be next.

    Vipperman tells how he took down his original alleged defense attorney
    Harry Eugene Claiborne, who had became a Federal Judge. And obtained
    his conviction, imprisonment, and impeachment by the US Senate.

    Vipperman can further be credited for causing the prosecutor that
    framed him, Earl Gripentrog, to be imprisoned. And the despicable trial
    judge that railroaded him, Carl J. Christensen, to be removed from the
    bench. And recently through his writings, he managed to have his alleged
    defense/appeal attorney Jeffrey D. Sobel, who had since became a
    district court judge, to be removed from the bench in recent elections.

    Franklin D. Vipperman, Author of the series of three recently published
    hard hitting powerful true books attacking the overwhelmingly corrupt legal and
    judicial systems. The only books of their kind in history, wherein it is [all]
    proven far beyond doubt. And unequivocally substantiated with authentic photographs, documents, court transcripts, and testimonies. Must reads for
    all those who truly care about their freedoms, and the freedoms and futures
    of their children, family, and loved ones. See his Writ Of Certiorari to the US Supreme Court in Docket No. 03-453 parts 1 and 2 and his books at; http://www.frankvip.com

    In their order as written and can be found for free previews and
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    The Deal Makers at http://www.1stbooks.com/bookview/4376
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    The Cesspool at http://www.1stbooks.com/bookview/5470
    ISBN: 0-75960-871-7
    Hell Hole at http://www.1stbooks.com/bookview/7550
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    Vipperman retains all rights:

    Please: Read, learn from, post, and forward this information to everyone
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    of the overwhelmingly corrupt legal and judicial systems that surround them
    every moment of every day. And is constantly and continually illegally and unconstitutionally denying and depriving you and yours of your liberties,
    freedoms, properties and possessions, and birth given Constitutional Rights.

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