Chicago Conference On Truth vs. Terror
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Hal Womack 3-dan
2006-05-28 23:06:53 UTC
From Hal Womack 3-dan
Before turning to other duties this Sunday afternoon, I have a very few
minutes to send my best wishes to those fortunate enough to be able to
attend the certainly important and possibly even great event* next
{ * = www.911revealingthetruth.org }

A few points, therefore:

#1.) A technical grace note for cultural atmospherics, in case any of
the responsible organizers may be ahead of their last moment agenda
enough to take a breather for a tangential telephone call (otherwise,
perhaps on a following occasion?):

Since the Conference describes itself as a gathering for "education
and strategy", then (operating under the motto of "better late today
than early tomorrow") invite a couple of local area masters of the
ancient oriental game of strategy so far usually known in "barbarian"
(or, more vulgarly, "Western") tongues by its Japanese name of "_go_"
(whew!) --ask, I say,
a pair of these guys (odds are) to play an exhibition game somewhere on
the Conference premises at an opportune moment in the schedule, merely
as a stroll-by cosmopolitan curiosity for the attendees. Such a simple
maneuver would honor in a novel way the two announced principal values
of the solemn occasion. Please see below in Appendix #1 the letter
which two days ago I sent to the _go_-playing side of this equation
(and to which I am still so far awaiting any response whatsoever) .
Should the Conference host initiate the proposal, however, then a
positive response of some kind IMHO may reasonably be expected --even
without offering any cash prize to the winner. It would only be polite,
however, to offer the players transferable free passes to the event
itself, eh what, as well as thanking them from the podium?
Another benefit of the proposed gesture would be the photo thereof
with sidebar explanation subsequently posted to the Website story which
(trust me on this?) might well help to heighten interest in our cause
among the media of the three home countries of the game --namely China,
Korea and Japan-- as well as WRT the Asian-American media, should your
PR officer (you do have one?) wish to extend a hand in this direction
towards a potential audience of ~1.5 billion souls.
We also note that in the last quarter-century the game has been
spreading world-wide fairly rapidly (for example, here's the link to
http://www.figg.it/rome2006/ <<).
The game of surrounding can rightly be called the first world language;
which national tongue will win the coveted 2nd position RTBS ("Remains
To Be Seen").
One of the key features of this architypical abstract turf game =
cutting the bullshit. At the end of each match, one definitely knows
the result: win, lose or (rare) draw. One perhaps notices the
difference here from common merely verbal political disputes. So, do
you want to lift a finger to appeal to this particular worldwide
audience of highly trained minds oriented toward long-range, complex &
extremely competitive analysis?

#2.) Sending greetings beforehand from the Conference to various global
notables: Perhaps you have already done this & my own list (see
Appendix #2 for some ~100 suggested names) is already included in the
messages which you have dispatched? Otherwise, do you have a volunteer
to handle the task, the you may significantly extend your outreach and
--who knows?-- might even receive some friendly replies in time to
share them with the members, good for morale, yes?

#3.) Creating dedicated binary Usenet newsgroups: Let the Conference
hire (if necessary) a hacker aka programmer aka bright high school
student to put up a new pair of Usenet newsgroups under your
sponsorship. You would choose your title. For purposes of illustration,
let's say the robust "alt.truth.terror" and then its more orderly twin,
"alt.truth.terror.mod" (for "moderated"). The controlled group selects
for quality & reduces noise --and 'twould be an honor for each select
individual gifted with the keys thereto-- whereas the free-for-all
group serves to keep the elite honest. We know that problem, right?
We call this measure "creating the appropriate universally accessible
24/7/365 venue for free discussion". Do we meet the educational
challenge of bringing the masses to the Usenet, then the
highly-publicized "blog" phenomenon (blogs being mere privatized &
dispersed, degenerate mutations of proper Usenet newsgroups) will look
like so many minnows swimming dociley after Moby Dick, as it were.

#4.) Substantive: Who Dunnit? Or: Dare To Say "Boo!" To a Jew?
Being about an hour late already to my personal tasks, I will merely
briefly note here my considered opinion that the now comatose former
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon or, as I have long since christened
him, "Aerial Shaboom" gave the "go" order for the 9/11 Made-For-TV
stunt, which was then executed by the _Sayeret Matkal_ or General Staff
Scouts, Israel's top commando /slash/ spook group. I agree with the
delicate suggestion from my well-informed Israeli source that
Mr.Shaboom would have taken this world-historic step only in
consultation with the relevant powers on the U.S. side, Israel itself
being so small and all, you know. Whether this indicated initial ring
of top American traitors included Henry Kissinger or Paul Wolfowitz or
Dick Cheney or DRumsfeld or whomever else = a question which remains to
be answered by a revolutionary investigative & law-enforcement group
which has itself yet to be created but of which your very Conference
may well be the forerunner WTB or "With The Blessing", as Stephen
Maturin used to say. BTW does the Gentle Reader suppose that there's
anyone in the whole world who believes that President George Whatever
Bush came up with this fairly fiendish notion all by himself?
Starting on the day of the attacks themselves, I published articles on
Usenet newsgroups (which are still available) pointing in this
direction and introducing for the first time the guiding principle of
_cui bono_ which has since gained worldwide acceptance. I will mention
in particular an article published less than six weeks later entitled
"Psst, Pass the Word: The Jews Did It !" [ On Groups:
talk.politics.mideast, talk.politics.misc,
soc.culture.african.american, soc.culture.usa, soc.culture.palestine,
alt.politics.greens, alt.politics.bush, alt.politics.radical-left;
Date: Sat, Oct 20 2001 12:55 pm ]. Should it in fact turn out in the
end that the entity which toppled the WTC be the very same one that
murdered Mohammed al-Dura, Iman al-Hams, Rachel Corrie, Akaber Zaid*
and a very long string of other victims adding up to millions of
innocents, then some folks will be just so surprised, right? Shocking,
quite. Who could have known?
{* A.) >> Loading Image... <<
B.) >> http://www.counterpunch.org/levy03272006.html <<
See also Appendix #3.)}
With a straighter face, consequently, I expect that the two principle
hostile forces who will be trying, more or less discreetly, to disrupt
or to sidetrack your Conference will be A) the Jews of the dominant
Gross Kabal or "Graball", many principals of which I have often
publicly named and B) the metastisized U.S. Federal secret police.
So, again, I am wishing you luck, determination, perseverance and
ingenuity in your undertaking, so vitally important to the future of
our human race, now Seven Billion strong and still suffering cruelly
from the JAT or Jewish-American Tyranny whose ideological lynchpin has
become the event with which we are here concerned.

There's also a certain original graphic design on this topic which I
will try to make more available before the Conference opens.
Just for the hell of it, to conclude with A) The Seven Dares (with a
tip of the hat to Chairman Mao): To know, dream, do, fight, win, rule
and retire.
+ B) 4TJAM?
Or For Truth, Justice And the Milky way...




From: Hal Womack <***@gmail.com> Mailed-By: gmail.com
To: ***@lakeviewgoclub.org, ***@hotmail.com,
***@gmail.com, ***@schaumburggoclub.org,
"***@evanstongoclub.org" <***@evanstongoclub.org>
Cc: Christian Pecaut <***@gmail.com>, Carol Brouillet
<***@igc.org>, Ernest Brown <***@yahoo.com>, Steve Burrall
<***@comcast.net>, ***@lmi.com, ***@nyc.rr.com,
***@shaevel.com, Bob Lamming <***@yahoo.com>, John Givens
<***@ix.netcom.com>, Trevor Morris <***@gmail.com>, Danny
Swarzman <***@stowlake.com>
Date: May 26, 2006 12:52 PM
Subject: Outreach Opp 4 U Next Week?

Dear Leaders of the Chicago "_Go_"* Community & Friends,

PBAT [= "Please Be Advised That"] next weekend, Friday June 2nd
through Sunday the 4th, you may have a unique opportunity to display
our game to an important & possibly also an appreciative audience. To
wit: on those days the 9/11 Truth movement is hosting an
"international education & strategy conference" at the Embassy Suites
Hotel in Chicago [please see links below]. "The Rotten Axe", as we all
qualifies as the most ancient and most intellectually powerful formal
strategic art yet known to our human race. Therefore, it might be
highly complementary to the announced theme of the conference to stage
an informal exhibition match somewhere on the premises during an
appropriate interval in the 3 day schedule. Presumably the players &
their butler, as it were, could have a flyer available to give to
curious inquirers which besides a thumbnail intro to the spectacle
would also offer the AGA & other URL's appropriate for a widely
dispersed audience. Do you think that making such a cultural gesture,
lightly contrived & politely executed, might well tend to benefit both
our craft and the 9/11 Truth movement?

Any players who may be new to questioning the Bush Regime's
presentation of the 9/11 "Terrorism" issue might want to make a point
of catching up with the results of the Zogby Poll which this group
commissioned earlier this month (link #2).

Any potential volunteer players (presumably coordinated) are
welcome to contact either A) the hosts directly through the #4 link to
organizer Gabriel Day in Chicago or else B) to notify me of their
interest, in which case I will pass along the info to my established
contacts in the influential northern California wing of the movement
so that they can advance the suggestion. In option A) the hypothetical
volunteer should be prepared to give his Chicago contact a basic
orientation, since for all we know it will be the first time that the
conference host has heard the word in its Japanese sense.

I am an AGA 3-dan and former long-time officer of the San Francisco Go
Club (at the old temple in J-town), known personally to half a dozen
or more of the e-ddressees.

1.) http://www.911revealingthetruth.org/

2.) http://www.zogby.com/

3.) http://www.sf911truth.org/

4.) ***@911truth.org <***@911truth.org>

Sincerely, Hal Womack
24/7 tel.# = 415/788-5701
San Francisco CA 94133

* In English, would "turff" be a better name for the game?

"BEtween Just yoU & Me & the TELephone KOmpany" =

General Vo Nguyen Giap in Hanoi. Nelson Mandela. Naguib Mahfouz. Go
Seigen in Tokyo. Gerry Spence. Mark Lane in D.C.
President Hugo Chavez. President Evo Morales. President Thabo Mvuyelwa
Mbeki. Kim Jong Il.
Arundhati Roy.
Bernice Reagan Johnson. Amiri Baraka. President Hu Jintao. Isabel
Allende. Oprah Winfrey. John Grisham. John LeCarre. Francis Boyle.
George Galloway, Ken Livingstone, Chuck Palahniuk, James Ellroy,
Jennifer Harbury, Kathy Kelly, Ralph Nader, Andrew Killgore, Richard
Curtiss, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, President Fidel
Castro, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Muhammed Ali,
Mumia Abu-Jamal, Paulo Coelho, Palestinian National Authority Foreign
Minister Dr Mahmoud Al-Zahar, Bill Branon, Joe Sobran, Willie Nelson,
Israel Shamir in Jaffa, Mordechai Vanunu, Victor Ostrovsky, Neturei
Karta ( >>http://www.nkusa.org/index.cfm << ), David Musto @ Yale,
Douglas Valentine, Michael Collins Piper, Charlie Liteky,
Lt.Col.Anthony Herbert PhD, Donald Duncan, John Pilger, Joseph
McNamara, President Jacques Chirac,
Tom Hayden, Jane Fonda, Cindy Sheehan, Maria Muldaur, Representative
Cynthia McKinney, Hans-Christof Graf von Sponeck, Denis Halliday,
Bishop Desmond Tutu, Thomas Mahl,
Barry Levinson, Oliver Stone, Mel Gibson, Curtis Hanson, Alice Walker,
John Kaminski, Democratic World Federalists, Robert Stinnett, Palestine
News Agency, Al Jazeera, Hector Carreon, Alexander Cockburn, Gideon
Levy, Uri Avnery, Alison Weir, Terence Hallinan, Gray Brechin, Toni
Morrison, Angela Davis, Stevie Wonder, Pete Seeger, Gene Hackman, Hwang
Suk-yong, Maxine Hong Kingston, Maxine Waters, Gilbert Shelton,
P.T.Deutermann & the Dixie Chicks.
{In Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharatt's personal diaries, there is
an excerpt from May of 1955 in which he quotes Moshe Dayan as follows:
"[Israel] must see the sword as the main, if not the only, instrument
with which to keep its morale high and to retain its moral tension.
Toward this end it may, no --it must-- invent dangers, and to do this
it must adopt the method of provocation-and-revenge...And above all
--let us hope for a new war with the Arab countries, so that may
finally rid ourselves of our troubles and acquire our space." Quoted in
From p.15 of an undated 40 pp. booklet entitled THE ORIGIN OF THE
PALESTINE-ISRAEL CONFLICT (3rd edition), published by "Jews for Justice
in the Middle East" and distributed by "If Americans Knew" >>
http://www.ifamericansknew.org/ << .

Date: Sun, May 28 2006 3:47 pm. Groups: alt.politics.liberalism,
us.military.army, alt.journalism, alt.fan.rush-limbaugh,
2006-05-29 11:12:00 UTC
After reading this propoganda, I very sincerely regret ever having
played you.
Post by Hal Womack 3-dan
From Hal Womack 3-dan
Before turning to other duties this Sunday afternoon, I have a very few
minutes to send my best wishes to those fortunate enough to be able to
attend the certainly important and possibly even great event* next
{ * = www.911revealingthetruth.org }
#1.) A technical grace note for cultural atmospherics, in case any of
the responsible organizers may be ahead of their last moment agenda
enough to take a breather for a tangential telephone call (otherwise,
Since the Conference describes itself as a gathering for "education
and strategy", then (operating under the motto of "better late today
than early tomorrow") invite a couple of local area masters of the
ancient oriental game of strategy so far usually known in "barbarian"
(or, more vulgarly, "Western") tongues by its Japanese name of "_go_"
(whew!) --ask, I say,
a pair of these guys (odds are) to play an exhibition game somewhere on
the Conference premises at an opportune moment in the schedule, merely
as a stroll-by cosmopolitan curiosity for the attendees. Such a simple
maneuver would honor in a novel way the two announced principal values
of the solemn occasion. Please see below in Appendix #1 the letter
which two days ago I sent to the _go_-playing side of this equation
(and to which I am still so far awaiting any response whatsoever) .
Should the Conference host initiate the proposal, however, then a
positive response of some kind IMHO may reasonably be expected --even
without offering any cash prize to the winner. It would only be polite,
however, to offer the players transferable free passes to the event
itself, eh what, as well as thanking them from the podium?
Another benefit of the proposed gesture would be the photo thereof
with sidebar explanation subsequently posted to the Website story which
(trust me on this?) might well help to heighten interest in our cause
among the media of the three home countries of the game --namely China,
Korea and Japan-- as well as WRT the Asian-American media, should your
PR officer (you do have one?) wish to extend a hand in this direction
towards a potential audience of ~1.5 billion souls.
We also note that in the last quarter-century the game has been
spreading world-wide fairly rapidly (for example, here's the link to
http://www.figg.it/rome2006/ <<).
The game of surrounding can rightly be called the first world language;
which national tongue will win the coveted 2nd position RTBS ("Remains
To Be Seen").
One of the key features of this architypical abstract turf game =
cutting the bullshit. At the end of each match, one definitely knows
the result: win, lose or (rare) draw. One perhaps notices the
difference here from common merely verbal political disputes. So, do
you want to lift a finger to appeal to this particular worldwide
audience of highly trained minds oriented toward long-range, complex &
extremely competitive analysis?
#2.) Sending greetings beforehand from the Conference to various global
notables: Perhaps you have already done this & my own list (see
Appendix #2 for some ~100 suggested names) is already included in the
messages which you have dispatched? Otherwise, do you have a volunteer
to handle the task, the you may significantly extend your outreach and
--who knows?-- might even receive some friendly replies in time to
share them with the members, good for morale, yes?
#3.) Creating dedicated binary Usenet newsgroups: Let the Conference
hire (if necessary) a hacker aka programmer aka bright high school
student to put up a new pair of Usenet newsgroups under your
sponsorship. You would choose your title. For purposes of illustration,
let's say the robust "alt.truth.terror" and then its more orderly twin,
"alt.truth.terror.mod" (for "moderated"). The controlled group selects
for quality & reduces noise --and 'twould be an honor for each select
individual gifted with the keys thereto-- whereas the free-for-all
group serves to keep the elite honest. We know that problem, right?
We call this measure "creating the appropriate universally accessible
24/7/365 venue for free discussion". Do we meet the educational
challenge of bringing the masses to the Usenet, then the
highly-publicized "blog" phenomenon (blogs being mere privatized &
dispersed, degenerate mutations of proper Usenet newsgroups) will look
like so many minnows swimming dociley after Moby Dick, as it were.
#4.) Substantive: Who Dunnit? Or: Dare To Say "Boo!" To a Jew?
Being about an hour late already to my personal tasks, I will merely
briefly note here my considered opinion that the now comatose former
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon or, as I have long since christened
him, "Aerial Shaboom" gave the "go" order for the 9/11 Made-For-TV
stunt, which was then executed by the _Sayeret Matkal_ or General Staff
Scouts, Israel's top commando /slash/ spook group. I agree with the
delicate suggestion from my well-informed Israeli source that
Mr.Shaboom would have taken this world-historic step only in
consultation with the relevant powers on the U.S. side, Israel itself
being so small and all, you know. Whether this indicated initial ring
of top American traitors included Henry Kissinger or Paul Wolfowitz or
Dick Cheney or DRumsfeld or whomever else = a question which remains to
be answered by a revolutionary investigative & law-enforcement group
which has itself yet to be created but of which your very Conference
may well be the forerunner WTB or "With The Blessing", as Stephen
Maturin used to say. BTW does the Gentle Reader suppose that there's
anyone in the whole world who believes that President George Whatever
Bush came up with this fairly fiendish notion all by himself?
Starting on the day of the attacks themselves, I published articles on
Usenet newsgroups (which are still available) pointing in this
direction and introducing for the first time the guiding principle of
_cui bono_ which has since gained worldwide acceptance. I will mention
in particular an article published less than six weeks later entitled
talk.politics.mideast, talk.politics.misc,
soc.culture.african.american, soc.culture.usa, soc.culture.palestine,
alt.politics.greens, alt.politics.bush, alt.politics.radical-left;
Date: Sat, Oct 20 2001 12:55 pm ]. Should it in fact turn out in the
end that the entity which toppled the WTC be the very same one that
murdered Mohammed al-Dura, Iman al-Hams, Rachel Corrie, Akaber Zaid*
and a very long string of other victims adding up to millions of
innocents, then some folks will be just so surprised, right? Shocking,
quite. Who could have known?
{* A.) >> http://www.palestine-info.cc/uploads/akaber.jpg <<
B.) >> http://www.counterpunch.org/levy03272006.html <<
See also Appendix #3.)}
With a straighter face, consequently, I expect that the two principle
hostile forces who will be trying, more or less discreetly, to disrupt
or to sidetrack your Conference will be A) the Jews of the dominant
Gross Kabal or "Graball", many principals of which I have often
publicly named and B) the metastisized U.S. Federal secret police.
So, again, I am wishing you luck, determination, perseverance and
ingenuity in your undertaking, so vitally important to the future of
our human race, now Seven Billion strong and still suffering cruelly
from the JAT or Jewish-American Tyranny whose ideological lynchpin has
become the event with which we are here concerned.
There's also a certain original graphic design on this topic which I
will try to make more available before the Conference opens.
Just for the hell of it, to conclude with A) The Seven Dares (with a
tip of the hat to Chairman Mao): To know, dream, do, fight, win, rule
and retire.
+ B) 4TJAM?
Or For Truth, Justice And the Milky way...
Date: May 26, 2006 12:52 PM
Subject: Outreach Opp 4 U Next Week?
Dear Leaders of the Chicago "_Go_"* Community & Friends,
PBAT [= "Please Be Advised That"] next weekend, Friday June 2nd
through Sunday the 4th, you may have a unique opportunity to display
our game to an important & possibly also an appreciative audience. To
wit: on those days the 9/11 Truth movement is hosting an
"international education & strategy conference" at the Embassy Suites
Hotel in Chicago [please see links below]. "The Rotten Axe", as we all
qualifies as the most ancient and most intellectually powerful formal
strategic art yet known to our human race. Therefore, it might be
highly complementary to the announced theme of the conference to stage
an informal exhibition match somewhere on the premises during an
appropriate interval in the 3 day schedule. Presumably the players &
their butler, as it were, could have a flyer available to give to
curious inquirers which besides a thumbnail intro to the spectacle
would also offer the AGA & other URL's appropriate for a widely
dispersed audience. Do you think that making such a cultural gesture,
lightly contrived & politely executed, might well tend to benefit both
our craft and the 9/11 Truth movement?
Any players who may be new to questioning the Bush Regime's
presentation of the 9/11 "Terrorism" issue might want to make a point
of catching up with the results of the Zogby Poll which this group
commissioned earlier this month (link #2).
Any potential volunteer players (presumably coordinated) are
welcome to contact either A) the hosts directly through the #4 link to
organizer Gabriel Day in Chicago or else B) to notify me of their
interest, in which case I will pass along the info to my established
contacts in the influential northern California wing of the movement
so that they can advance the suggestion. In option A) the hypothetical
volunteer should be prepared to give his Chicago contact a basic
orientation, since for all we know it will be the first time that the
conference host has heard the word in its Japanese sense.
I am an AGA 3-dan and former long-time officer of the San Francisco Go
Club (at the old temple in J-town), known personally to half a dozen
or more of the e-ddressees.
1.) http://www.911revealingthetruth.org/
2.) http://www.zogby.com/
3.) http://www.sf911truth.org/
Sincerely, Hal Womack
24/7 tel.# = 415/788-5701
San Francisco CA 94133
* In English, would "turff" be a better name for the game?
"BEtween Just yoU & Me & the TELephone KOmpany" =
General Vo Nguyen Giap in Hanoi. Nelson Mandela. Naguib Mahfouz. Go
Seigen in Tokyo. Gerry Spence. Mark Lane in D.C.
President Hugo Chavez. President Evo Morales. President Thabo Mvuyelwa
Mbeki. Kim Jong Il.
Arundhati Roy.
Bernice Reagan Johnson. Amiri Baraka. President Hu Jintao. Isabel
Allende. Oprah Winfrey. John Grisham. John LeCarre. Francis Boyle.
George Galloway, Ken Livingstone, Chuck Palahniuk, James Ellroy,
Jennifer Harbury, Kathy Kelly, Ralph Nader, Andrew Killgore, Richard
Curtiss, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, President Fidel
Castro, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Muhammed Ali,
Mumia Abu-Jamal, Paulo Coelho, Palestinian National Authority Foreign
Minister Dr Mahmoud Al-Zahar, Bill Branon, Joe Sobran, Willie Nelson,
Israel Shamir in Jaffa, Mordechai Vanunu, Victor Ostrovsky, Neturei
Douglas Valentine, Michael Collins Piper, Charlie Liteky,
Lt.Col.Anthony Herbert PhD, Donald Duncan, John Pilger, Joseph
McNamara, President Jacques Chirac,
Tom Hayden, Jane Fonda, Cindy Sheehan, Maria Muldaur, Representative
Cynthia McKinney, Hans-Christof Graf von Sponeck, Denis Halliday,
Bishop Desmond Tutu, Thomas Mahl,
Barry Levinson, Oliver Stone, Mel Gibson, Curtis Hanson, Alice Walker,
John Kaminski, Democratic World Federalists, Robert Stinnett, Palestine
News Agency, Al Jazeera, Hector Carreon, Alexander Cockburn, Gideon
Levy, Uri Avnery, Alison Weir, Terence Hallinan, Gray Brechin, Toni
Morrison, Angela Davis, Stevie Wonder, Pete Seeger, Gene Hackman, Hwang
Suk-yong, Maxine Hong Kingston, Maxine Waters, Gilbert Shelton,
P.T.Deutermann & the Dixie Chicks.
{In Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharatt's personal diaries, there is
"[Israel] must see the sword as the main, if not the only, instrument
with which to keep its morale high and to retain its moral tension.
Toward this end it may, no --it must-- invent dangers, and to do this
it must adopt the method of provocation-and-revenge...And above all
--let us hope for a new war with the Arab countries, so that may
finally rid ourselves of our troubles and acquire our space." Quoted in
From p.15 of an undated 40 pp. booklet entitled THE ORIGIN OF THE
PALESTINE-ISRAEL CONFLICT (3rd edition), published by "Jews for Justice
in the Middle East" and distributed by "If Americans Knew" >>
http://www.ifamericansknew.org/ << .
Date: Sun, May 28 2006 3:47 pm. Groups: alt.politics.liberalism,
us.military.army, alt.journalism, alt.fan.rush-limbaugh,
Jeff Nowakowski
2006-05-29 17:41:48 UTC
Post by ian
After reading this propoganda
Did you need to repost all of the propaganda to make your point?

Ted S.
2006-05-29 20:03:56 UTC
Post by Jeff Nowakowski
Did you need to repost all of the propaganda to make your point?
Yes. The previous poster was posting from Google Groups, which makes it
axiomatic that he can't quote properly. :-)
Ted <fedya at bestweb dot net>
Oh Marge, anyone can miss Canada, all tucked away down there....
--Homer Simpson
2006-05-29 20:16:25 UTC
Post by Ted S.
Post by Jeff Nowakowski
Did you need to repost all of the propaganda to make your point?
Yes. The previous poster was posting from Google Groups, which makes it
axiomatic that he can't quote properly. :-)
Cheeky, you try using something else from behind my work firewall :p

As I post from google groups I automatically lose all the quoted text
anyway, but as I top posted (a calculated insult to the subterranean
material) you don't have to read it anyway. Apologies if you felt you
had to.
Ted S.
2006-05-29 20:43:03 UTC
Post by ian
As I post from google groups I automatically lose all the quoted text
anyway, but as I top posted (a calculated insult to the subterranean
material) you don't have to read it anyway.
I live in the middle of nowhere, and am consequently on dial-up. I had to
*download* it. :-)
Ted <fedya at bestweb dot net>
Oh Marge, anyone can miss Canada, all tucked away down there....
--Homer Simpson
2006-05-29 20:48:15 UTC
Post by Ted S.
Post by ian
As I post from google groups I automatically lose all the quoted text
anyway, but as I top posted (a calculated insult to the subterranean
material) you don't have to read it anyway.
I live in the middle of nowhere, and am consequently on dial-up. I had to
*download* it. :-)
As you've had to go to that trouble, may I recommend making a hardcopy
and sticking pins in it?
Ted S.
2006-05-30 01:50:58 UTC
Post by ian
Post by Ted S.
I live in the middle of nowhere, and am consequently on dial-up. I
had to *download* it. :-)
As you've had to go to that trouble, may I recommend making a
hardcopy and sticking pins in it?
Will that help me to get stronger at go?
Ted <fedya at bestweb dot net>
Oh Marge, anyone can miss Canada, all tucked away down there....
--Homer Simpson
Hal Womack 3-dan
2006-05-31 07:05:06 UTC

By Hal Womack 3-dan

A word on global perspective:
In order to bring the carnage of the 9/11/'01 attack on the World Trade
Center in NYC up to the scale of the U.S.Government's utterly
fraudulent war against Iraq since 1990, one must multiply the ~3K
fatalities in the former by the factor of


which yields a product of aproximately 2,000,000 Iraqi civilians
murdered, thus conforming to the previously published authoritative
estimate by Hans-Christof Graf von Sponeck, former Assistant
Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Chief Humanitarian
Officer for Iraq in blockaded Baghdad. For excellent individual
reporting with vixpix, please visit:

Now back to current developments here in the USA:

The Chicago Conference item is transposed, followed by notices for San
Francisco & for Los Angeles (I plan to attend the SF meeting --HW):

#3 - Fri(6/02) - Sun(6/04)
- International Educational and Strategy Conference
- Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago-O'Hare Rosemont, Chicago, IL

With over 200 registered participants, we hope to leave en masse after
the press conference (1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. at the Embassy Suites
Hotel, Rosemont, and got together via the El Train (Blue Line

Please join us!

Activists hope to reach Daley Plaza at by 3:30 p.m. for a brief
rally before beginning the March at 4:00 p.m. (Route details below).

Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance has sent 400 posters,
Gary Franchi plans on turning 200 of them into picket signs. We have a
sound system, chant sheets, whistles, lots of Deception Dollars, and
handouts for the good people and press of Chicago. We hope that the
local peace and justice groups will join us and support the efforts to
stop the cover-up, expose the lies about 9/11 which have been used to
launch illegal wars, attack our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and sell
Homeland Security, an endless bogus war on terrorism. Any
"Impeachment," or "Don't Believe the Corporate Lies" signs would fit
in well with the theme of our march and conference which is to
challenge the official myths that support the War Paradigm and to
promote the truths and policies which support People and Peace. Bring
the kids, babies, musical instruments, your own message, songs, sense
of humor, courage, outrage, energy to let Chicago, the world know that
we aren't going to let the press, corporations, and government get
away with the lies and their dark agenda. We demand and will create a
better world for all.

Rally at Daley Plaza 3:30 p.m. and then walk north up Dearborn
to Randolph heading east, to State St. continuing north, stopping at
the ABC news new street studios located across the street from the
Chicago Theatre (
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=stationinfo&id=4053703 ) then
on to NBC / Chicago Tribune / WGN Plaza, just north of the Chicago
River. We will stop at each studio and stand in front of their
windows, holding our signs and raising awareness. It is very important
to stay on the side walk and not block any exits or entrances to the
buildings in the area. We will let the media know who we are and what
we stand for. ROUTE MAP:
Loading Image... 1: Start here:
2: Then, go here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q=190+N+State+St,+Chicago,+IL 3:
Then, go here:

Join us for the rally, march, and please come to the 9/11
Revealing the Truth, Reclaiming the Future Conference
(http://www.911revealingthetruth.org), too, if you can!

Please help spread the word! Contact Gary or Carol if you want
to speak and/or volunteer.

Gary Franchi, Lone Lantern Society (***@lonelantern.org)
847-962-2988 Carol Brouillet, Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance
(***@igc.org) 650-857-0927

Dear 9/11 Truth Activists,

Please join us for our monthly San Francisco meeting on Thursday,
from 7:00pm - 10:00pm, at Cellspace -- 2050 Bryant Ave, between
18th/19th Street.

Bring whatever else you want to share, too!

Best Wishes,
Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance


#1 - Wed(5/31) 7:30pm
- Film Presentation: September 11th Revisited
- Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front Street, Santa
Cruz, CA (near clock tower)

#2 - Thu(6/01)
- Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance Meeting
- NEW LOCATION: Cellspace, 2050 Bryant St., (between 18th/19th),
San Francisco

#3 - Fri(6/02) - Sun(6/04)
- International Educational and Strategy Conference
- Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago-O'Hare Rosemont, Chicago, IL

#4 - Sat(6/24) - Sun(6/25)
- 9/11 + Neo-Con Agenda, National Educational + Research Conference
- Los Angeles, California

#5 - 911 PROGRAMS ON PUBLIC ACCESS TV (thanks Gypsy!)


#1 - Wed(5/31) 7:30pm
- Film Presentation: September 11th Revisited
- Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front Street, Santa
Cruz, CA (near clock tower)

This movie features eyewitness accounts and news footage that was shot
on September 11, 2001 and never replayed again on television... until

"Do you want to believe the official version or your own eyes!?"

Donations taken at the door. A presentation of the Santa Cruz 9-11
Truth Network.


#2 - Thu(6/01)
- Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance Meeting
- NEW LOCATION: Cellspace, 2050 Bryant St., (between 18th/19th),
San Francisco

Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance Meeting
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
LOCATION (new!):

2050 Bryant Street (between 18th and 19th)
San Francisco

We will hold the meeting in a different space than before.
Meet out front before 7:00pm so that we all can find each other.

Recommended parking is on Alabama and Florida.

A Google Map to the location:

You can find more directions at www.cellspace.org

By public transportation, you can either take the BART to the Powell
station, and take the 27 MUNI from Market/Powell, which ends up going
down Bryant and passing right in front of Cellspace.

Or, you can take the BART to the 16th/Mission station, and then walk up
2.5 blocks to 18th/19th Street, and over about 8 blocks to Bryant (away
from Valencia).

9-11 Truth Alliance info/events line 1-866-268-2320


#3 - Fri(6/02) - Sun(6/04)
- International Educational and Strategy Conference
- Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago-O'Hare Rosemont, Chicago, IL

With over 200 registered participants, we hope to leave en masse after
the press conference (1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. at the Embassy Suites
Hotel, Rosemont, and got together via the El Train (Blue Line

Please join us!

Activists hope to reach Daley Plaza at by 3:30 p.m. for a brief
rally before beginning the March at 4:00 p.m. (Route details below).

Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance has sent 400 posters,
Gary Franchi plans on turning 200 of them into picket signs. We have a
sound system, chant sheets, whistles, lots of Deception Dollars, and
handouts for the good people and press of Chicago. We hope that the
local peace and justice groups will join us and support the efforts to
stop the cover-up, expose the lies about 9/11 which have been used to
launch illegal wars, attack our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and sell
Homeland Security, an endless bogus war on terrorism. Any
"Impeachment," or "Don't Believe the Corporate Lies" signs would fit
in well with the theme of our march and conference which is to
challenge the official myths that support the War Paradigm and to
promote the truths and policies which support People and Peace. Bring
the kids, babies, musical instruments, your own message, songs, sense
of humor, courage, outrage, energy to let Chicago, the world know that
we aren't going to let the press, corporations, and government get
away with the lies and their dark agenda. We demand and will create a
better world for all.

Rally at Daley Plaza 3:30 p.m. and then walk north up Dearborn
to Randolph heading east, to State St. continuing north, stopping at
the ABC news new street studios located across the street from the
Chicago Theatre (
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=stationinfo&id=4053703 ) then
on to NBC / Chicago Tribune / WGN Plaza, just north of the Chicago
River. We will stop at each studio and stand in front of their
windows, holding our signs and raising awareness. It is very important
to stay on the side walk and not block any exits or entrances to the
buildings in the area. We will let the media know who we are and what
we stand for. ROUTE MAP:
http://lonelantern.net/images/911-March-Route.jpg 1: Start here:
2: Then, go here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q=190+N+State+St,+Chicago,+IL 3:
Then, go here:

Join us for the rally, march, and please come to the 9/11
Revealing the Truth, Reclaiming the Future Conference
(http://www.911revealingthetruth.org), too, if you can!

Please help spread the word! Contact Gary or Carol if you want
to speak and/or volunteer.

Gary Franchi, Lone Lantern Society (***@lonelantern.org)
847-962-2988 Carol Brouillet, Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance
(***@igc.org) 650-857-0927

#4 - Sat(6/24) - Sun(6/25)
- 9/11 + Neo-Con Agenda, National Educational + Research Conference
- Los Angeles, California

Presented by Alex Jones



#5 - 911 PROGRAMS ON PUBLIC ACCESS TV (thanks Gypsy!)

SAN FRANCISCO : cable Channel 29: every Monday 11:30pm-12:00am "911
Cover Up!"

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday 8:30-9:30pm "Uncensored 911 and beyond"

every 2nd and 4th Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm "911=Inside Job"

BERKELEY : cable Channel 28 or STREAM ONLINE at www.betv.org

Mondays 8:30-9:30pm "911=Inside Job"

Saturdays 10:00-11:00pm "911=Inside Job"

Sundays 5:00-6:00pm "911=Inside Job"

(I apologize, additional 9/11 community access programs, again I could
not locate your email when I was putting together this events list --
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Sergio Penta posted the item below about 5 hours after my O.P.
("Originating Post") of the "Chicago Conference" thread.
[See also: 911 - Controlling The Message of Israeli Involvement at
Rumors of Israeli Involvement in 9/11
By Brooke Finley

After the attacks of September 11, 2001, many stories circulated about
Israeli involvement. There was the story of the five Israelis filming
the burning of the World Trade Center and the "art student" spy
that warned of the attacks. While most of this information has been
glossed over by mainstream media, the reports remain extremely
important to understanding the overall picture of what happened on
September 11, 2001. As the writer, I attempt to cover the facts without

any bias and hope to be able to present them as clearly as possible to
the reader. I used Paul Thompson's book The Terror Timeline, as a
for the dates and incidents reported and then used his reference
articles and any others that I could find, as research.
In January 2000, a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) document was leaked to

the press suggesting that a large Israeli spy ring had congregated in
the United States. [DEA Report, 6/01] In April of that same year, USA
Today reported that certain DEA documents revealed that the Israeli spy

ring, now commonly called the Israeli "art student" spy ring,
"has been
linked to several ongoing [Ecstasy] investigations in Florida,
California, Texas and New York." [Insight, 3/11/02] Members of the
student spy ring" would go door-to-door, claiming that they were
selling artwork. Many of their areas of interest were offices and homes

of DEA officials.
Between December 2000 and April 2001, Germany reported that Israeli
counter-terror investigators were posing as art students and following
terrorist cells within the United States. These "art students"
identified Atta and Marwan Alshehhi as possible terrorists, while
living within several feet of them in the town of Hollywood, Florida.
The "art students" were discovered in April and were immediately
deported, supposedly terminating the investigation of Atta and
Alshehhi. [Der Spiegel, 10/01/02] It was later reported by Fox News
that an additional 80 agents were taken into custody between the months

of June and December 2001. [Fox News, 12/12/01]
In related foreign press reports, the Mossad learned of four
terrorists, living in the U.S., who appeared to be planning an attack
in the near future, on the U.S., through information gathered by its
"art student" spy ring. [Die Zeit, 10/01/02; Der Spiegel, 10/01/02;

BBC, 10/02/02; Ha'aretz, 10/03/02] By June 2001, close to 120 Israeli

"art students" were apprehended. [le Monde, 3/05/02; Salon,
5/07/02] A
leaked DEA document titled "Suspicious Activities Involving Israeli
Students at DEA Facilities," described dozens of reports of the
"apparent attempts by Israeli nationals to learn about government
personnel and office layouts." [DEA Report, 6/01] "The report
the spies to efforts to foil investigations into Israeli organized
crime activity involving the importation of the drug Ecstasy. The spies

also appear to be snooping on top secret military bases."
At some point, between August 8-15, 2001, two high ranking agents from
the Mossad came to Washington and warned the FBI and the CIA that an
al-Qaeda attack on the United States was imminent. [Fox News, 5/17/02]
On September 20, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that Mossad
officials stated that indications point to a "large scale target"
that Americans would be "very vulnerable." [Telegraph, 9/16/01; Los

Angeles Times, 9/20/01; Ottawa Citizen, 9/17/01] The Los Angeles Times
retracted this story on September 21, 2001, because a CIA spokesman
stated, "there was no such warning" and that the allegations were
"complete and utter nonsense." [Los Angeles Times, 9/21/01] Israel
denied that there was ever a meeting between agents of the Mossad and
the CIA. [Ha'aretz, 10/03/02] The United States has denied knowing
about Mohamed Atta prior to the 9/11 attacks.
Between December 12-15, 2001, the FBI, the DEA and the INS informed Fox

News that there were no connections between the "art students" and
incidents of 9/11. They told Fox News that to continue pursuing this
topic would be a form of "career suicide." On December 16, 2001,
News pulled any information regarding the "art student spy ring"
its website. Fox never made a formal correction.
The mainstream media continued to deny any information about the
Israeli spy ring, which turned the original stories into "conspiracy
theories" and myths. Jane's Intelligence Digest blatantly stated on

March 13, 2002, "It is rather strange that the US media seems to be
ignoring what may well be the most explosive story since the 11
September attacks-the alleged breakup of a major Israeli espionage
operation in the USA." [Jane's Intelligence Digest, 3/13/02]
On March 11, 2002, the Palm Beach Post mentioned the DEA report about
the Israeli "art students." The newspaper stated that the DEA
determined that all of the students had "recently served in the
military, the majority in intelligence, electronic signal intercept or
explosive ordnance units." [Palm Beach Post, 3/11/02]
On March 15, 2002, Forward published the claim that "the incidents in

question appear to represent a case of Israelis in the United States
spying on a common enemy, radical Islamic networks suspected of links
to Middle East terrorism." [Forward, 3/15/02]
May 7, 2002, Salon carried a story on the "art student" spy ring,
mentioning that a government source suggested that the majority of the
"art students" were a "smoke screen." The source suggested that
most were getting caught up in the DEA's Escasty case, others could
complete other missions, such as the monitoring of potential
terrorists, without being noticed. [Salon, 5/07/02]
There are other Israeli incidents revolving around September 11, 2001
that should be mentioned. On September 4, 2001, an Israeli-owned
shipping company entitled Zim-American Israeli Shipping Co., moved
their North American headquarters from inside the World Trade Center,
to Norfolk, Virginia- one week before the 9/11 attacks.
[Virginian-Pilot, 9/04/01] Zim had announced its move 6 months before
the attacks, [Virginian-Pilot, 4/03/01] yet 10 employees were still in
the building on Sept. 11, taking care of the final moving arrangements.

They were able to escape, unharmed. [Jerusalem Post, 9/13/01; Journal
of Commerce, 10/18/01] A year later, a Zim-American ship was caught
attempting to ship Israeli military equipment into Iran. [AFP, 8/29/02]

About 2 hours before the first plane hit the World Trade Center on
Sept. 11, 2002, Odigo, one of the world's largest instant messaging
firms, received warnings of "an imminent attack in New York City."
Odigo's headquarters are located two blocks from the World Trade
but the warnings were received in their Israel location. The FBI was
notified immediately after the attacks began. [Ha'aretz, 9/26/01;
Washington Post, 9/27/01] The internet address of the instant message
was given to the FBI by Odigo in an attempt to find the name of the
sender. [Deutsche Presse-Agentur, 9/26/01] Two months after the
attacks, the FBI reported that they were still in the process of
investigating the instant message and reports have been nonexistent
ever since. [Courier Mail, 11/20/01]
A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) memo written on Sept 11
explained a situation where a passenger on Flight 11 was shot and
killed by a gun prior to the plane crashing into the World Trade
Center. The passenger who was killed was Daniel Lewin. On September 17,

the Israeli newspaper, Ha'aretz, identified Lewin as a former member
the Israeli special-operations unit, the Israeli Defense Force Sayeret
Matkal. [UPI, 3/06/02] The gun story has been denied by officials,
claiming that Lewin was most likely, stabbed to death. [UPI, 3/06/02;
Washington Post, 3/02/02]
On June 21, 2002, ABC News reported that five Israelis were arrested on

Sept 11, 2001 after being caught filming the burning of the World Trade

Center from the roof of the "Urban Moving Systems" building,
cries of joy. The police found them driving in the company van. [Bergen

Record, 9/12/01] Investigators said that there were maps of the city
with certain places highlighted, found in the van. The FBI confirmed
that two of the five men were Mossad agents and that all five were on a

Mossad assignment. [Forward, 3/15/02] They were held on immigration
violations, questioned excessively and then released after 71 days in
custody. [ABC News, 6/21/02] The owner of Urban Moving System, fled the

United States to Israel on Sept 14, 2001. The FBI later told ABC News
that the company "may have been providing cover for an Israeli
intelligence operation." [Forward, 3/15/02; New Jersey Department of
Law and Public Safety, 12/13/01; ABC News, 6/21/01]
While little has been mentioned in the mainstream press about the
student" spy ring, the questions still remain as to their involvement

with the events of 9/11. Were they helping the U.S. government track
information regarding the possibilities of an attack within the United
States, or were there deeper connections of which the public is
unaware? Mainstream media began this story as an investigation, but
immediately stopped when officials claimed that it was a farce.
Additional Sources:
Paul Thompson, "The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute

by Minute", Regan Books, September 1, 2004.
For the online version of Paul Thompson's 9/11 Timeline: The Center
Cooperative Research, "Complete 9/11 Timeline: Israeli spy ring,
Israeli foreknowledge",

DEA Report, "Suspicious Activities Involving Israeli Art Students of
DEA Facilities", http://cryptome.org/dea-il-spy.htm, No date
Transcript of Fox News four part Israeli spy ring series,
http://cryptome.org/fox-il-spy.htm, no date available.
Michael C. Ruppert, "Crossing the Rubicon: The decline of the
empire at the end of the age of oil", New Society Publishers, 2004.
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed & The Institute for Policy Research &
Development, "The War On Freedom: How and Why America Was Attacked
September 11, 2001", Tree of Life Publications, 2002.
Intelligence Online, "Israeli Spy Operation Confirmed",
March 14, 2002.

911 - Controlling The Message
By Christopher Bollyn
American Free Press


From: Sergio Penta <***@adelphia.net> Date: Sun, May 28 2006
8:45 pm Groups: us.military.army, soc.veterans, us.military.navy

Post by Hal Womack 3-dan
From Hal Womack 3-dan
Before turning to other duties this Sunday afternoon, I have a very few
minutes to send my best wishes to those fortunate enough to be able to
attend the certainly important and possibly even great event* next
{ * = www.911revealingthetruth.org }
[snip of O.P]
Ted S. wrote:
[something about a circle-jerk on rec.games.go]
Hans Kloss
2006-05-31 09:29:49 UTC
Post by Ted S.
Post by ian
Post by Ted S.
I live in the middle of nowhere, and am consequently on dial-up. I
had to *download* it. :-)
As you've had to go to that trouble, may I recommend making a
hardcopy and sticking pins in it?
Will that help me to get stronger at go?
It may give you a new perspective in seeking answers to ultimate
questiosn on life, universe and everything, thus making you a better man
and thus making you a better player. This does not mean you will get
stronger of course :)

BTW: I understand your copper line is too long for an DSL but you may
consider some other options - or are they not available in the market
nearest to your seclusion?

2006-05-31 15:58:18 UTC
-( reposted )-

From: "ARON KAY" <***@pieman.org>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.greens
Subject: Terrorism invoked in ISP snooping proposal
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 14:32:47 GMT

Terrorism invoked in ISP snooping proposal
By Declan McCullagh

Attorney general said Internet providers must retain records of Americans'
activities to help in terrorism fight, CNET News.com has learned.

2006-05-31 16:04:01 UTC
-( reposted )-

From: "Black Elk" <***@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.bush,alt.politics.democrats.d,
Subject: What and who is the Corporate-Military-Political Complex?
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 15:44:26 -0600

These corporations represent the U.S.'s privatized military apparatus. We
know neither the extent to which they own or control our government but we
do know their existence hinges on an ever expanding military with an ever
expanding need for more elaborate and expensive weapons systems. Their
product is war, for without war they would cease to exist.


Lockheed Martin is the world's largest defense contractor (by defense
revenue).[1] As of 2005, 95% of Lockheed Martin's revenues came from the
U.S. Department of Defense, other U.S. federal government agencies, and
foreign military customers.



According to the Arms Trade Resource Center, Lockheed Martin gets $105 from
each U.S. taxpayer and $228 from each U.S. household. In 2002 the company
was effectively taxed at 7.7% compared to an average tax rate for
individuals of 21-33%.

In late 2001 the company was awarded the world's largest weapons contract
ever, a $200 billion deal to build the Joint Strike Fighter, a
"next-generation" combat jet that eventually will replace aircraft used by
the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. In the last few years the SEC has
investigated Lockheed for insider trading and falsifying their accounts.



Military-industrial complex

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms
industry is new in the American experience. The total influence - economic,
political, even spiritual - is felt in every city, every statehouse, every
office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this
development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our
toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of
our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of
unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the
military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of
misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or
democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and
knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial
and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so
that security and liberty may prosper together.

Hal Womack 3-dan
2006-05-31 20:05:47 UTC
I have cross-posted the useful info provided by "jazzercize" to the
other 5 ng's*
propagating this "Chicago Conference" thread.

* alt.politics.liberalism, us.military.army, alt.journalism,
alt.fan.rush-limbaugh, soc.culture.usa

Post by -
-( reposted )-
Newsgroups: alt.politics.bush,alt.politics.democrats.d,
Subject: What and who is the Corporate-Military-Political Complex?
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 15:44:26 -0600
These corporations represent the U.S.'s privatized military apparatus. We
know neither the extent to which they own or control our government but we
do know their existence hinges on an ever expanding military with an ever
expanding need for more elaborate and expensive weapons systems. Their
product is war, for without war they would cease to exist.
2006-07-30 17:25:51 UTC

UK airport handles US "dangerous goods" flights to Israel

Sat Jul 29, 2006

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LONDON (Reuters) - A U.S. plane carrying "dangerous goods" en route to
Tel Aviv refuelled at a British airport on Saturday, a day after
Washington apologised to London for breaking rules on Israel-bound
flights with bombs onboard.

A second U.S. flight to Israel will also stop at Scotland's Prestwick
airport on Sunday, said a spokesperson for the Civil Aviation
Authority, Britain's independent aviation regulator.

Critics of Prime Minister Tony Blair's staunch support for U.S.
President George W. Bush over Israel's bombardment of Lebanon
expressed outrage over the new flights, saying Britain should not be
used to transit bombs to Israel.

Bush apologised to Blair on Friday in the U.S. capital after Britain
complained that Washington had not followed correct procedures on
flying bombs to Israel via Prestwick.

"A cargo flight operated by a commercial cargo operator flew to Tel
Aviv today via Prestwick and there'll be a second flight tomorrow,"
said the spokesperson for the aviation regulator.

"We've provided exemptions from dangerous goods regulations." He said
he was unsure of the precise nature of the hazardous materials being

The Foreign Office declined to comment on the flights but said Britain
would grant permission for flights carrying arms defence equipment
provided proper procedures were followed.

Menzies Campbell, leader of the opposition Liberal Democrats, said the
new flights added insult to injury. "Who can tell if some of this
equipment may be used to continue Israel's disproportionate attacks on
Lebanon?" he said.

"The British government should be pursuing an active policy of denying
weapons of any kind to anyone in the Middle East who may be assisting
the conflict in any way."

Reports of the Israeli-bound U.S. flights have added to widespread
criticism of Blair's support for Bush over the Middle East crisis and
his failure to call for Israel immediately to stop its bombing campaign.

British media reported on Wednesday that aircraft carrying
"bunker-busting" bombs from the United States to Israel refuelled at
Prestwick. British officials have not commented on the flights in
detail but do not dispute those accounts.

Reuters 2006.
2006-06-01 01:44:07 UTC
-( reposted )-

From: "Black Elk" <***@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.bush,alt.politics.democrats.d,
Subject: More Bush/GOP collateral damage
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 19:26:47 -0600

U.S. troops kill pregnant woman in Iraq

Associated Press Writer
Wed May 31, 2006

BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. forces killed two Iraqi women - one of them about to
give birth - when the troops shot at a car that failed to stop at an
observation post in a city north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials and relatives
said Wednesday.


Jassim's brother, who was wounded by broken glass, said he did not see any
warnings as he sped his sister to the hospital. Her husband was waiting for
her there.



They knew...

Despite the whitewash, we know that the Bush administration
was warned before the war that its Iraq claims were weak.

2006-06-01 02:00:17 UTC
Why it's over for America

An inability to protect its citizens. The belief that it is above the
law. A lack of democracy. Three defining characteristics of the
'failed state'. And that, says Noam Chomsky, is exactly what the US
is becoming. In an exclusive extract from his devastating new book,
America's leading thinker explains how his country lost its way

By Noam Chomsky

05/30/06 "The Independent" -- -- The selection of issues that should
rank high on the agenda of concern for human welfare and rights is,
naturally, a subjective matter. But there are a few choices that seem
unavoidable, because they bear so directly on the prospects for decent
survival. Among them are at least these three: nuclear war,
environmental disaster, and the fact that the government of the
world's leading power is acting in ways that increase the likelihood
of these catastrophes. It is important to stress the government,
because the population, not surprisingly, does not agree.

That brings up a fourth issue that should deeply concern Americans,
and the world: the sharp divide between public opinion and public
policy, one of the reasons for the fear, which cannot casually be put
aside, that, as Gar Alperowitz puts it in America Beyond Capitalism,
"the American 'system' as a whole is in real trouble - that it is
heading in a direction that spells the end of its historic values [of]
equality, liberty, and meaningful democracy".

The "system" is coming to have some of the features of failed states,
to adopt a currently fashionable notion that is conventionally applied
to states regarded as potential threats to our security (like Iraq) or
as needing our intervention to rescue the population from severe
internal threats (like Haiti). Though the concept is recognised to be,
according to the journal Foreign Affairs, "frustratingly imprecise",
some of the primary characteristics of failed states can be
identified. One is their inability or unwillingness to protect their
citizens from violence and perhaps even destruction. Another is their
tendency to regard themselves as beyond the reach of domestic or
international law, and hence free to carry out aggression and
violence. And if they have democratic forms, they suffer from a
serious "democratic deficit" that deprives their formal democratic
institutions of real substance.

Among the hardest tasks that anyone can undertake, and one of the most
important, is to look honestly in the mirror. If we allow ourselves to
do so, we should have little difficulty in finding the characteristics
of "failed states" right at home.

No one familiar with history should be surprised that the growing
democratic deficit in the United States is accompanied by declaration
of messianic missions to bring democracy to a suffering world.
Declarations of noble intent by systems of power are rarely complete
fabrication, and the same is true in this case. Under some conditions,
forms of democracy are indeed acceptable. Abroad, as the leading
scholar-advocate of "democracy promotion" concludes, we find a "strong
line of continuity": democracy is acceptable if and only if it is
consistent with strategic and economic interests (Thomas Carothers).
In modified form, the doctrine holds at home as well.

The basic dilemma facing policymakers is sometimes candidly recognised
at the dovish liberal extreme of the spectrum, for example, by Robert
Pastor, President Carter's national security adviser for Latin America.
He explained why the administration had to support the murderous and
corrupt Somoza regime in Nicaragua, and, when that proved impossible,
to try at least to maintain the US-trained National Guard even as it
was massacring the population "with a brutality a nation usually
reserves for its enemy", killing some 40,000 people. The reason was
the familiar one: "The United States did not want to control Nicaragua
or the other nations of the region, but it also did not want developments
to get out of control. It wanted Nicaraguans to act independently,
except when doing so would affect US interests adversely."

Similar dilemmas faced Bush administration planners after their
invasion of Iraq. They want Iraqis "to act independently, except when
doing so would affect US interests adversely". Iraq must therefore be
sovereign and democratic, but within limits. It must somehow be
constructed as an obedient client state, much in the manner of the
traditional order in Central America. At a general level, the pattern
is familiar, reaching to the opposite extreme of institutional
structures. The Kremlin was able to maintain satellites that were run
by domestic political and military forces, with the iron fist poised.
Germany was able to do much the same in occupied Europe even while it
was at war, as did fascist Japan in Man-churia (its Manchukuo).
Fascist Italy achieved similar results in North Africa while carrying
out virtual genocide that in no way harmed its favourable image in the
West and possibly inspired Hitler. Traditional imperial and
neocolonial systems illustrate many variations on similar themes.

To achieve the traditional goals in Iraq has proven to be surprisingly
difficult, despite unusually favourable circumstances. The dilemma of
combining a measure of independence with firm control arose in a stark
form not long after the invasion, as mass non-violent resistance
compelled the invaders to accept far more Iraqi initiative than they
had anticipated. The outcome even evoked the nightmarish prospect of a
more or less democratic and sovereign Iraq taking its place in a loose
Shiite alliance comprising Iran, Shiite Iraq, and possibly the nearby
Shiite-dominated regions of Saudi Arabia, controlling most of the
world's oil and independent of Washington.

The situation could get worse. Iran might give up on hopes that Europe
could become independent of the United States, and turn eastward.
Highly relevant background is discussed by Selig Harrison, a leading
specialist on these topics. "The nuclear negotiations between Iran and
the European Union were based on a bargain that the EU, held back by
the US, has failed to honour," Harrison observes.

"The bargain was that Iran would suspend uranium enrichment, and the
EU would undertake security guarantees. The language of the joint
declaration was "unambiguous. 'A mutually acceptable agreement,' it
said, would not only provide 'objective guarantees' that Iran's
nuclear programme is 'exclusively for peaceful purposes' but would
'equally provide firm commitments on security issues.'"

The phrase "security issues" is a thinly veiled reference to the
threats by the United States and Israel to bomb Iran, and preparations
to do so. The model regularly adduced is Israel's bombing of Iraq's
Osirak reactor in 1981, which appears to have initiated Saddam's
nuclear weapons programs, another demonstration that violence tends to
elicit violence. Any attempt to execute similar plans against Iran
could lead to immediate violence, as is surely understood in
Washington. During a visit to Tehran, the influential Shiite cleric
Muqtada al-Sadr warned that his militia would defend Iran in the case
of any attack, "one of the strongest signs yet", the Washington Post
reported, "that Iraq could become a battleground in any Western
conflict with Iran, raising the spectre of Iraqi Shiite militias - or
perhaps even the US-trained Shiite-dominated military - taking on
American troops here in sympathy with Iran." The Sadrist bloc, which
registered substantial gains in the December 2005 elections, may soon
become the most powerful single political force in Iraq. It is
consciously pursuing the model of other successful Islamist groups,
such as Hamas in Palestine, combining strong resistance to military
occupation with grassroots social organising and service to the poor.

Washington's unwillingness to allow regional security issues to be
considered is nothing new. It has also arisen repeatedly in the
confrontation with Iraq. In the background is the matter of Israeli
nuclear weapons, a topic that Washington bars from international
consideration. Beyond that lurks what Harrison rightly describes as
"the central problem facing the global non-proliferation regime": the
failure of the nuclear states to live up to their nuclear Non
Proliferation Treaty (NPT) obligation "to phase out their own nuclear
weapons" - and, in Washington's case, formal rejection of the obligation.

Unlike Europe, China refuses to be intimidated by Washington, a
primary reason for the growing fear of China on the part of US
planners. Much of Iran's oil already goes to China, and China is
providing Iran with weapons, presumably considered a deterrent to US
threats. Still more uncomfortable for Washington is the fact that,
according to the Financial Times, "the Sino-Saudi relationship has
developed dramatically", including Chinese military aid to Saudi
Arabia and gas exploration rights for China. By 2005, Saudi Arabia
provided about 17 per cent of China's oil imports. Chinese and Saudi
oil companies have signed deals for drilling and construction of a
huge refinery (with Exxon Mobil as a partner). A January 2006 visit by
Saudi king Abdullah to Beijing was expected to lead to a Sino-Saudi
memorandum of understanding calling for "increased cooperation and
investment between the two countries in oil, natural gas, and minerals".

Indian analyst Aijaz Ahmad observes that Iran could "emerge as the
virtual linchpin in the making, over the next decade or so, of what
China and Russia have come to regard as an absolutely indispensable
Asian Energy Security Grid, for breaking Western control of the
world's energy supplies and securing the great industrial revolution
of Asia". South Korea and southeast Asian countries are likely to
join, possibly Japan as well. A crucial question is how India will
react. It rejected US pressures to withdraw from an oil pipeline deal
with Iran. On the other hand, India joined the United States and the
EU in voting for an anti-Iranian resolution at the IAEA, joining also
in their hypocrisy, since India rejects the NPT regime to which Iran,
so far, appears to be largely conforming. Ahmad reports that India may
have secretly reversed its stand under Iranian threats to terminate a
$20bn gas deal. Washington later warned India that its "nuclear deal
with the US could be ditched" if India did not go along with US
demands, eliciting a sharp rejoinder from the Indian foreign ministry
and an evasive tempering of the warning by the US embassy.

The prospect that Europe and Asia might move toward greater
independence has seriously troubled US planners since World War II,
and concerns have significantly increased as the tripolar order has
continued to evolve, along with new south-south interactions and
rapidly growing EU engagement with China.

US intelligence has projected that the United States, while
controlling Middle East oil for the traditional reasons, will itself
rely mainly on more stable Atlantic Basin resources (West Africa,
western hemisphere). Control of Middle East oil is now far from a sure
thing, and these expectations are also threatened by developments in
the western hemisphere, accelerated by Bush administration policies
that have left the United States remarkably isolated in the global
arena. The Bush administration has even succeeded in alienating
Canada, an impressive feat.

Canada's minister of natural resources said that within a few years
one quarter of the oil that Canada now sends to the United States may
go to China instead. In a further blow to Washington's energy
policies, the leading oil exporter in the hemisphere, Venezuela, has
forged probably the closest relations with China of any Latin American
country, and is planning to sell increasing amounts of oil to China as
part of its effort to reduce dependence on the openly hostile US
government. Latin America as a whole is increasing trade and other
relations with China, with some setbacks, but likely expansion, in
particular for raw materials exporters like Brazil and Chile.

Meanwhile, Cuba-Venezuela relations are becoming very close, each
relying on its comparative advantage. Venezuela is providing low-cost
oil while in return Cuba organises literacy and health programs,
sending thousands of highly skilled professionals, teachers, and
doctors, who work in the poorest and most neglected areas, as they do
elsewhere in the Third World. Cuba-Venezuela projects are extending to
the Caribbean countries, where Cuban doctors are providing healthcare
to thousands of people with Venezuelan funding. Operation Miracle, as
it is called, is described by Jamaica's ambassador to Cuba as "an
example of integration and south-south cooperation", and is generating
great enthusiasm among the poor majority. Cuban medical assistance is
also being welcomed elsewhere. One of the most horrendous tragedies of
recent years was the October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. In addition
to the huge toll, unknown numbers of survivors have to face brutal
winter weather with little shelter, food, or medical assistance. One
has to turn to the South Asian press to read that "Cuba has provided
the largest contingent of doctors and paramedics to Pakistan", paying
all the costs (perhaps with Venezuelan funding), and that President
Musharraf expressed his "deep gratitude" for the "spirit and
compassion" of the Cuban medical teams.

Some analysts have suggested that Cuba and Venezuela might even unite,
a step towards further integration of Latin America in a bloc that is
more independent from the United States. Venezuela has joined
Mercosur, the South American customs union, a move described by
Argentine president Nestor Kirchner as "a milestone" in the
development of this trading bloc, and welcomed as opening "a new
chapter in our integration" by Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da
Silva. Independent experts say that "adding Venezuela to the bloc
furthers its geopolitical vision of eventually spreading Mercosur to
the rest of the region".

At a meeting to mark Venezuela's entry into Mercosur, Venezuelan
president Hugo Chavez said, "We cannot allow this to be purely an
economic project, one for the elites and for the transnational
companies," a not very oblique reference to the US-sponsored "Free
Trade Agreement for the Americas", which has aroused strong public
opposition. Venezuela also supplied Argentina with fuel oil to help
stave off an energy crisis, and bought almost a third of Argentine
debt issued in 2005, one element of a region-wide effort to free the
countries from the control of the US-dominated IMF after two decades
of disastrous effects of conformity to its rules. The IMF has "acted
towards our country as a promoter and a vehicle of policies that
caused poverty and pain among the Argentine people", President
Kirchner said in announcing his decision to pay almost $1 trillion to
rid itself of the IMF forever. Radically violating IMF rules, Argentina
enjoyed a substantial recovery from the disaster left by IMF policies.

Steps toward independent regional integration advanced further with
the election of Evo Morales in Bolivia in December 2005, the first
president from the indigenous majority. Morales moved quickly to reach
energy accords with Venezuela.

Though Central America was largely disciplined by Reaganite violence
and terror, the rest of the hemisphere is falling out of control,
particularly from Venezuela to Argentina, which was the poster child
of the IMF and the Treasury Department until its economy collapsed
under the policies they imposed. Much of the region has left-centre
governments. The indigenous populations have become much more active
and influential, particularly in Bolivia and Ecuador, both major
energy producers, where they either want oil and gas to be
domestically controlled or, in some cases, oppose production
altogether. Many indigenous people apparently do not see any reason
why their lives, societies, and cultures should be disrupted or
destroyed so that New Yorkers can sit in SUVs in traffic gridlock.
Some are even calling for an "Indian nation" in South America.
Meanwhile the economic integration that is under way is reversing
patterns that trace back to the Spanish conquests, with Latin American
elites and economies linked to the imperial powers but not to one
another. Along with growing south-south interaction on a broader
scale, these developments are strongly influenced by popular
organisations that are coming together in the unprecedented
international global justice movements, ludicrously called
"anti-globalisation" because they favour globalisation that privileges
the interests of people, not investors and financial institutions. For
many reasons, the system of US global dominance is fragile, even apart
from the damage inflicted by Bush planners.

One consequence is that the Bush administration's pursuit of the
traditional policies of deterring democracy faces new obstacles. It is
no longer as easy as before to resort to military coups and
international terrorism to overthrow democratically elected
governments, as Bush planners learnt ruefully in 2002 in Venezuela.
The "strong line of continuity" must be pursued in other ways, for the
most part. In Iraq, as we have seen, mass nonviolent resistance
compelled Washington and London to permit the elections they had
sought to evade. The subsequent effort to subvert the elections by
providing substantial advantages to the administration's favourite
candidate, and expelling the independent media, also failed.
Washington faces further problems. The Iraqi labor movement is making
considerable progress despite the opposition of the occupation
authorities. The situation is rather like Europe and Japan after World
War II, when a primary goal of the United States and United Kingdom
was to undermine independent labour movements - as at home, for
similar reasons: organised labour contributes in essential ways to
functioning democracy with popular engagement. Many of the measures
adopted at that time - withholding food, supporting fascist police -
are no longer available. Nor is it possible today to rely on the
labour bureaucracy of the American Institute for Free Labor
Development to help undermine unions. Today, some American unions are
supporting Iraqi workers, just as they do in Colombia, where more
union activists are murdered than anywhere in the world. At least the
unions now receive support from the United Steelworkers of America and
others, while Washington continues to provide enormous funding for the
government, which bears a large part of the responsibility.

The problem of elections arose in Palestine much in the way it did in
Iraq. As already discussed, the Bush administration refused to permit
elections until the death of Yasser Arafat, aware that the wrong man
would win. After his death, the administration agreed to permit
elections, expecting the victory of its favoured Palestinian Authority
candidates. To promote this outcome, Washington resorted to much the
same modes of subversion as in Iraq, and often before. Washington used
the US Agency for International Development as an "invisible conduit"
in an effort to "increase the popularity of the Palestinian Authority
on the eve of crucial elections in which the governing party faces a
serious challenge from the radical Islamic group Hamas" (Washington
Post), spending almost $2m "on dozens of quick projects before
elections this week to bolster the governing Fatah faction's image
with voters" (New York Times). In the United States, or any Western
country, even a hint of such foreign interference would destroy a
candidate, but deeply rooted imperial mentality legitimates such
routine measures elsewhere. However, the attempt to subvert the
elections again resoundingly failed.

The US and Israeli governments now have to adjust to dealing somehow
with a radical Islamic party that approaches their traditional
rejectionist stance, though not entirely, at least if Hamas really
does mean to agree to an indefinite truce on the international border
as its leaders state. The US and Israel, in contrast, insist that
Israel must take over substantial parts of the West Bank (and the
forgotten Golan Heights). Hamas's refusal to accept Israel's "right to
exist" mirrors the refusal of Washington and Jerusalem to accept
Palestine's "right to exist" - a concept unknown in international
affairs; Mexico accepts the existence of the United States but not its
abstract "right to exist" on almost half of Mexico, acquired by
conquest. Hamas's formal commitment to "destroy Israel" places it on a
par with the United States and Israel, which vowed formally that there
could be no "additional Palestinian state" (in addition to Jordan)
until they relaxed their extreme rejectionist stand partially in the
past few years, in the manner already reviewed. Although Hamas has not
said so, it would come as no great surprise if Hamas were to agree
that Jews may remain in scattered areas in the present Israel, while
Palestine constructs huge settlement and infrastructure projects to
take over the valuable land and resources, effectively breaking Israel
up into unviable cantons, virtually separated from one another and
from some small part of Jerusalem where Jews would also be allowed to
remain. And they might agree to call the fragments "a state". If such
proposals were made, we would - rightly - regard them as virtually a
reversion to Nazism, a fact that might elicit some thoughts. If such
proposals were made, Hamas's position would be essentially like that
of the United States and Israel for the past five years, after they
came to tolerate some impoverished form of "statehood". It is fair to
describe Hamas as radical, extremist, and violent, and as a serious
threat to peace and a just political settlement. But the organisation
is hardly alone in this stance.

Elsewhere traditional means of undermining democracy have succeeded.
In Haiti, the Bush administration's favourite "democracy-building
group, the International Republican Institute", worked assiduously to
promote the opposition to President Aristide, helped by the
withholding of desperately needed aid on grounds that were dubious at
best. When it seemed that Aristide would probably win any genuine
election, Washington and the opposition chose to withdraw, a standard
device to discredit elections that are going to come out the wrong
way: Nicaragua in 1984 and Venezuela in December 2005 are examples
that should be familiar. Then followed a military coup, expulsion of
the president, and a reign of terror and violence vastly exceeding
anything under the elected government.

The persistence of the strong line of continuity to the present again
reveals that the United States is very much like other powerful
states. It pursues the strategic and economic interests of dominant
sectors of the domestic population, to the accompaniment of rhetorical
flourishes about its dedication to the highest values. That is
practically a historical universal, and the reason why sensible people
pay scant attention to declarations of noble intent by leaders, or
accolades by their followers.

One commonly hears that carping critics complain about what is wrong,
but do not present solutions. There is an accurate translation for
that charge: "They present solutions, but I don't like them." In
addition to the proposals that should be familiar about dealing with
the crises that reach to the level of survival, a few simple
suggestions for the United States have already been mentioned: 1)
accept the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and the
World Court; 2) sign and carry forward the Kyoto protocols; 3) let the
UN take the lead in international crises; 4) rely on diplomatic and
economic measures rather than military ones in confronting terror; 5)
keep to the traditional interpretation of the UN Charter; 6) give up
the Security Council veto and have "a decent respect for the opinion
of mankind," as the Declaration of Independence advises, even if power
centres disagree; 7) cut back sharply on military spending and sharply
increase social spending. For people who believe in democracy, these
are very conservative suggestions: they appear to be the opinions of
the majority of the US population, in most cases the overwhelming
majority. They are in radical opposition to public policy. To be sure,
we cannot be very confident about the state of public opinion on such
matters because of another feature of the democratic deficit: the
topics scarcely enter into public discussion and the basic facts are
little known. In a highly atomised society, the public is therefore
largely deprived of the opportunity to form considered opinions.

Another conservative suggestion is that facts, logic, and elementary
moral principles should matter. Those who take the trouble to adhere
to that suggestion will soon be led to abandon a good part of familiar
doctrine, though it is surely much easier to repeat self-serving
mantras. Such simple truths carry us some distance toward developing
more specific and detailed answers. More important, they open the way
to implement them, opportun- ities that are readily within our grasp
if we can free ourselves from the shackles of doctrine and imposed

Though it is natural for doctrinal systems to seek to induce
pessimism, hopelessness, and despair, reality is different. There has
been substantial progress in the unending quest for justice and
freedom in recent years, leaving a legacy that can be carried forward
from a higher plane than before. Opportunities for education and
organising abound. As in the past, rights are not likely to be granted
by benevolent authorities, or won by intermittent actions - attending
a few demonstrations or pushing a lever in the personalised
quadrennial extravaganzas that are depicted as "democratic politics".
As always in the past, the tasks require dedicated day-by-day
engagement to create - in part recreate - the basis for a functioning
democratic culture in which the public plays some role in determining
policies, not only in the political arena, from which it is largely
excluded, but also in the crucial economic arena, from which it is
excluded in principle. There are many ways to promote democracy at
home, carrying it to new dimensions. Opportunities are ample, and
failure to grasp them is likely to have ominous repercussions: for the
country, for the world, and for future generations.

This is an edited extract from Failed States by Noam Chomsky
(Hamish Hamilton)

Ac 2006 Independent News and Media Limited
2006-06-02 05:06:41 UTC
-( reposted )-

From: can_o_worms <***@bogus.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.libertarian,alt.politics.usa,
Subject: Americans Too Stupid for Citizenship in the United States of Israel
Date: 1 Jun 2006 07:15:02 -0500

Too Stupid for Citizenship
Will Americans fall for Bush's lies again?


by Charley Reese June 1, 2006

If we allow the Bush administration to drag this
country into a war with Iran, we should all burn
our voter-registration cards and go ahead and
admit that we are no longer worthy of being
citizens of a self-governing republic.

For heaven's sake, the administration is employing
the same tactics it used to justify the war against
Iraq - refusal to negotiate, lies, disinformation, and
demonization of the Iranian leader. Are we going
to fall for the exact same con job all over again?
If so, we are far too dumb to be trusted near a
voting booth.

rest of article at :



The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

John J. Mearsheimer
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science

Stephen M. Walt
Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government


( has polemical response from Alan Dershowitz at site )

Edited non-PDF version :

2006-06-02 05:14:31 UTC

Countless US My Lai Massacres in Iraq
By Dahr Jamail

The media feeding frenzy around what has been referred to as
"Iraq's My Lai" has become frenetic. Focus on US Marines
slaughtering at least 20 civilians in Haditha last November is
reminiscent of the media spasm around the "scandal" of Abu Ghraib
during April and May 2004.

Yet just like Abu Ghraib, while the media spotlight shines
squarely on the Haditha massacre, countless atrocities continue
daily, conveniently out of the awareness of the general public.
Torture did not stop simply because the media finally decided,
albeit in horribly belated fashion, to cover the story, and the
daily slaughter of Iraqi civilians by US forces and US-backed
Iraqi "security" forces had not stopped either.

Earlier this month, I received a news release from Iraq, which
read, "On Saturday, May 13th, 2006, at 10:00 p.m., US Forces
accompanied by the Iraqi National Guard attacked the houses of
Iraqi people in the Al-Latifya district south of Baghdad by an
intensive helicopter shelling. This led the families to flee to
the Al-Mazar and water canals to protect themselves from the
fierce shelling. Then seven helicopters landed to pursue the
families who fled and killed them. The number of victims amounted
to more than 25 martyrs. US forces detained another six persons
including two women named Israa Ahmed Hasan and Widad Ahmed Hasan,
and a child named Huda Hitham Mohammed Hasan, whose father was
killed during the shelling."

The report from the Iraqi NGO called The Monitoring Net of Human
Rights in Iraq (MHRI) continued, "The forces didn't stop at this
limit. They held an attack on May 15th, 2006, supported also by
the Iraqi National Guards. They also attacked the families'
houses, and arrested a number of them while others fled. US
snipers then used the homes to target more Iraqis. The reason for
this crime was due to the downing of a helicopter in an area close
to where the forces held their attack."

The US military preferred to report the incident as an offensive
where they killed 41 "insurgents," a line effectively parroted by
much of the media.

On that same day, MHRI also reported that in the Yarmouk district
of Baghdad, US forces raided the home of Essam Fitian al-Rawi.
Al-Rawi was killed along with his son Ahmed; then the soldiers
reportedly removed the two bodies along with Al-Rawi's nephew, who
was detained.

Similarly, in the city of Samara on May 5, MHRI reported,
"American soldiers entered the house of Mr. Zidan Khalif Al-Heed
after an attack upon American soldiers was launched nearby the
house. American soldiers entered this home and killed the family,
including the father, mother and daughter who is in the 6th grade,
along with their son, who was suffering from mental and physical

This same group, MHRI, also estimated that between 4,000 and 6,000
Iraqi civilians were killed during the November 2004 US assault on
Fallujah. Numbers which make those from the Haditha massacre pale
in comparison.

Instead of reporting incidents such as these, mainstream outlets
are referring to the Haditha slaughter as one of a few cases that
"present the most serious challenge to US handling of the Iraq war
since the Abu Ghraib prison scandal."

Marc Garlasco, of Human Rights Watch, told reporters recently,
"What happened at Haditha appears to be outright murder. The
Haditha massacre will go down as Iraq's My Lai."

Then there is the daily reality of sectarian and ethnic cleansing
in Iraq, which is being carried out by US-backed Iraqi "security"
forces. A recent example of this was provided by a representative
of the Voice of Freedom Association for Human Rights, another
Iraqi NGO which logs ongoing atrocities resulting from the US

"The representative visited Fursan Village (Bani Zaid) with the
Iraqi Red Crescent Al-Madayin Branch. The village of 60 houses,
inhabited by Sunni families, was attacked on February 27, 2006, by
groups of men wearing black clothes and driving cars from the
Ministry of Interior. Most of the villagers escaped, but eight
were caught and immediately executed. One of them was the Imam of
the village mosque, Abu Aisha, and another was a 10-year-old boy,
Adnan Madab. They were executed inside the room where they were
hiding. Many animals (sheep, cows and dogs) were shot by the armed
men also. The village mosque and most of the houses were destroyed
and burnt."

The representative had obtained the information when four men who
had fled the scene of the massacre returned to provide the
details. The other survivors had all left to seek refuge in
Baghdad. "The survivors who returned to give the details guided
the representative and the Red Crescent personnel to where the
bodies had been buried. They [the bodies] were of men, women and
one of the village babies."

The director of MHRI, Muhamad T. Al-Deraji, said of this incident,
"This situation is a simple part of a larger problem that is
orchestrated by the government the delay in protecting more
villagers from this will only increase the number of tragedies."

Arun Gupta, an investigative journalist and editor with the New
York Indypendent newspaper of the New York Independent Media
Center, has written extensively about US-backed militias and death
squads in Iraq. He is also the former editor at the Guardian weekly
in New York and writes frequently for Z Magazine and Left Turn.

"The fact is, while I think the militias have, to a degree,
spiraled out of US control, it's the US who trains, arms, funds,
and supplies all the police and military forces, and gives them
critical logistical support," he told me this week. "For instance,
there were reports at the beginning of the year that a US army
unit caught a "death squad" operating inside the Iraqi Highway
Patrol. There were the usual claims that the US has nothing to do
with them. It's all a big lie. The American reporters are lazy. If
they did just a little digging, there is loads of material out
there showing how the US set up the highway patrol, established a
special training academy just for them, equipped them, armed them,
built all their bases, etc. It's all in government documents, so
it's irrefutable. But then they tell the media we have nothing to
do with them and they don't even fact check it. In any case, I
think the story is significant only insofar as it shows how the US
tries to cover up its involvement."

Once again, like Abu Ghraib, a few US soldiers are being
investigated about what occurred in Haditha. The "few bad apples"
scenario is being repeated in order to obscure the fact that
Iraqis are being slaughtered every single day. The "shoot first
ask questions later" policy, which has been in effect from nearly
the beginning in Iraq, creates trigger-happy American soldiers and
US-backed Iraqi death squads who have no respect for the lives of
the Iraqi people. Yet, rather than high-ranking members of the
Bush administration who give the orders, including Bush himself,
being tried for the war crimes they are most certainly guilty of,
we have the ceremonial "public hanging" of a few lowly soldiers
for their crimes committed on the ground.

In an interview with CNN on May 29th concerning the Haditha
massacre, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace
commented, "It's going to be a couple more weeks before those
investigations are complete, and we should not prejudge the
outcome. But we should, in fact, as leaders take on the
responsibility to get out and talk to our troops and make sure
that they understand that what 99.9 percent of them are doing,
which is fighting with honor and courage, is exactly what we
expect of them."

This is the same Peter Pace who when asked how things were going
in Iraq by Tim Russert on Meet the Press this past March 5th said,
"I'd say they're going well. I wouldn't put a great big smiley
face on it, but I would say they're going very, very well from
everything you look at "

Things are not "going very, very well" in Iraq. There have been
countless My Lai massacres, and we cannot blame 0.1% of the
soldiers on the ground in Iraq for killing as many as a quarter of
a million Iraqis, when it is the policies of the Bush
administration that generated the failed occupation to begin with.

Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist who spent over 8 months
reporting from occupied Iraq. He presented evidence of US war
crimes in Iraq at the International Commission of Inquiry on
Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration in
New York City in January 2006. He writes regularly for TruthOut,
Inter Press Service, Asia Times and TomDispatch, and maintains his
own web site, dahrjamailiraq.com.

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Is The Bush Regime A Sponsor Of State Terrorism?
The Evil Within
By Paul Craig Roberts

A powerful case can be made that it is.

In the past three years the Bush Regime has murdered tens of thousands
of Iraqi civilians and an unknown number of Afghan ones.

US Marines, our finest and proudest military force, are under criminal
investigation for breaking into Iraqi homes and murdering entire
families. In an unprecedented event, General Michael Hagee, the Marine
Corps commandant, has found it necessary to fly to Iraq to tell our
best trained troops to stop murdering civilians.

General Hagee found it necessary to tell the U.S. Marines: "We do not
employ force just for the sake of employing force. We use lethal force
only when justified, proportional, and most importantly, lawful."

The war criminals in the Bush Regime have dismissed the murders as
"collateral damage," but they are in fact murders. Otherwise, there
would be no criminal investigations, and the Marine commandant would
not be burdened with the embarrassment of having to fly to Iraq to
lecture US Marines on the lawful use of force.

The criminal Bush Regime has now murdered more Iraqis than Saddam
Hussen. The Bush Regime is also responsible for 20,000 US casualties
(dead, maimed for life, and wounded).

Bush damns the "axis of evil." But who has the "axis of evil"
attacked? Iran has attacked no one. North Korea has attacked no
country for more than a half century. Iraq attacked Kuwait a decade
and a half ago, apparently after securing permission from the US

Isn't the real axis of evil Bush-Blair-Olmert? Bush and Blair have
attacked two countries, slaughtering their citizens. Olmert is urging
them on to attack a third country--Iran.

Where does the danger to the world reside? In Iran, a small religious
country where the family is intact and the government is constrained
by religious authority and ancient traditions, or in the US where
propaganda rules and the powerful executive branch has removed itself
from accountability by breaking the constitutional restraints on its

Why is the US superpower orchestrating fear of puny Iran?

The US government has spent the past half century interfering in the
internal affairs of other countries, overthrowing or assassinating
their chosen leaders and imposing its puppets on foreign peoples. To
what country has Iran done this, or Iraq, or North Korea?

Americans think that they are the salt of the earth. The hubris that
comes from this self-righteous belief makes Americans blind to the
evil of their leaders. How can American leaders be evil when Americans
are so good and so wonderful?

How many Serbs were slaughtered by American bombs released from high
above the clouds, and for what reason? Who even remembers the
propagandistic lies that the Clinton administration told us about why
we absolutely had to drop bombs on the Serbs?

Wasn't it evil for the US to bomb Iraq for a decade and to embargo
medicines for children? When US Secretary of State M. Albright was
asked if she thought an embargo that resulted in the deaths of 500,000
Iraqi children was justified, she replied, "yes."

The former terrible tyrant ruler of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, is on trial
for killing 150 people. The US government murdered 500,000 Iraqi
children prior to Bush's invasion. When the US government murders
people, whether Serbs, Branch Davidians at Waco, or Iraqi women and
children, it is "collateral damage." But we put Saddam Hussein on
trial for putting down rebellions.

Gentle reader, do you believe that the Bush Regime will not shoot you
down in the streets if you have a rebellion?

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the
Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street
Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He
is coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions.He can be reached at:
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U.S. Says Troops Fired at Crowd In Afghan Capital
Shooting Was in Self-Defense, Spokesman for Military Says

By Pamela Constable
Washington Post Foreign Service
Thursday, June 1, 2006; A12

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 31 -- U.S. military officials acknowledged
Wednesday that American troops had fired at an angry mob that
surrounded the scene of a traffic accident in the Afghan capital
Monday morning. Officials previously had said the troops fired only
into the air.

In the fatal accident, the driver of a U.S. military cargo truck lost
control and struck 12 vehicles in rush-hour traffic, killing one
person and injuring six, the military said. The incident sparked
violent, day-long riots that ended with 20 dead, 160 injured and
dozens of buildings badly damaged.

President Bush spoke with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday
and pledged a full investigation, White House press secretary Tony
Snow said in Washington, according to the Associated Press.

The incident has exposed deep public resentment against the presence
of foreign troops here and shaken investor confidence in the fledgling
postwar economy at a time when Afghanistan faces a mounting threat
from armed Taliban fighters and other insurgents in the countryside.

"Initial indications from our investigation are that coalition
soldiers did in fact use their weapons in self-defense," Col. Thomas
Collins, a U.S. military spokesman, said at a news conference here. He
said it appeared that gunfire had come from the crowd and that the
troops had "used their weapons to defend themselves."

Collins said that he had no further details but that an investigation
was underway.

Several people taken to hospitals in Kabul on Monday were suffering
from gunshot wounds, but it was not clear who had shot them. During
the day, rioters clashed repeatedly with Afghan police and burned
their checkpoints. Some rioters were armed with AK-47 assault rifles,
witnesses said.

Collins repeatedly expressed regret for the accident and the deaths.
But he also said the truck driver had done everything possible to
avoid hitting pedestrians and occupied vehicles after his brakes
failed on a steep hill leading down to a busy intersection.

After the accident, he said, U.S. troops in the convoy began to aid
injured civilians but were quickly surrounded by an angry crowd of 300
to 500 men who started to throw stones at them. He said that city
police soon arrived and formed a barricade around the halted convoy,
but that the crowd became increasingly hostile. The U.S. troops
decided to leave, firing some shots in the process, he said.

Collins said no U.S. soldier had been injured, but he added, "That
doesn't mean they were not in serious, immediate danger of injury or
death." He said victims of the accident and their families would be

News videos of the scene showed a large group of men shouting and
throwing stones, then ducking and running as Humvees and other
military vehicles sped past, amid sounds of gunfire.

As word of the accident and possible civilian shootings spread through
the city, enraged mobs swarmed into downtown Kabul, attacking banks,
hotels and foreign aid offices and burning dozens of cars. Many
shouted anti-American slogans. It was the worst violence in the Afghan
capital since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001.

A curfew was announced Monday night and calm had returned to the city
Tuesday, but Afghan army troops have been heavily patrolling the area
since. Many Afghans have condemned the street violence, but they have
also blamed U.S. troops for causing the accident and expressed broader
anger at their aggressive driving and treatment of civilians.

Collins said that he was aware of such criticisms and that coalition
officials "take that feedback very, very seriously." He said the
U.S.-led forces were here "at the request of the Afghan people and we
must always act responsibly." Afghans "have a right to know" exactly
what happened Monday, he said, "and we want to know, too."

2006 The Washington Post Company
2006-06-02 15:36:23 UTC

Secret FEMA Plan To Use Pastors as Pacifiers in Preparation For Martial Law
By Paul Joseph Watson

PRISON PLANET.com , May 24, 2006

A Pastor has come forward to blow the whistle on a nationwide FEMA
program which is training Pastors and other religious representatives
to become secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to
"obey the government" in preparation for a declaration of martial law,
property and firearm seizures, and forced relocation.

In March of this year the Pastor, who we shall refer to as Pastor
Revere, was invited to attend a meeting of his local FEMA chapter
which circulated around preparedness for a potential bio-terrorist
attack, any natural disaster or a nationally declared emergency.

The FEMA directors told the Pastors that attended that it was their
job to help implement FEMA and Homeland Security directives in
anticipation of any of these eventualities. The first directive was
for Pastors to preach to their congregations Romans 13, the often
taken out of context bible passage that was used by Hitler to hoodwink
Christians into supporting him, in order to teach them to "obey the
government" when martial law is declared.

It was related to the Pastors that quarantines, martial law and forced
relocation were a problem for state authorities when enforcing federal
mandates due to the "cowboy mentality" of citizens standing up for
their property and second amendment rights as well as farmers
defending their crops and livestock from seizure. It was stressed that
the Pastors needed to preach subservience to the authorities ahead of
time in preparation for the round-ups and to make it clear to the
congregation that "this is for their own good."

We have received confirmation from other preachers and Pastors that
this program is a nationwide initiative and a literal Soviet model
whereby the churches are being systematically infiltrated by
government volunteers and used as conduits for martial law training
and conditioning. The Pastor was told that over 1,300 counties were
already on board.

It falls under the umbrella of the NVOAD program which is training
volunteers in a "Peer to Peer" program in a neighborhood setting.
Pastors were told that the would be backed up by law enforcement in
controlling uncooperative individuals and that they would even lead
SWAT teams in attempting to quell resistance.

Police provide cover for a FEMA house-by-house search in New Orleans.

"We get the the picture that we're going to be standing at the end of
some farmer's lane while he's standing there with his double barrel,
saying we have to confiscate your cows, your chickens, your firearms,"
said Pastor Revere.

The Pastor elaborated on how the directives were being smoke screened
by an Orwellian alteration of their names.

"They're not using the term 'quarantine' - this is the term they're
going to be using - it's called 'social distancing' don't you like
that one," said the Pastor.

He also highlighted how detention camps had been renamed to give them
a friendly warm veneer.

"Three months ago it was quarantine and relocation centers and now
it's 'community centers' and these are going to be activated at the
local schools," he said.

Pastor Revere outlined the plan to carry out mass vaccination and
enforced drugging programs in times of crisis such as a bird flu

"In the event of an outbreak or a bio-terrorist attack, there'd be a
mass vaccination....they have a program nationwide 'Pills in People's
Palm In 48 Hours'," said the Pastor who was told that Walmart had been
designated as the central outlet of this procedure.

Pastor Revere said that many attendees believed in the necessity of
the program and were completely unaware to the motivations behind its
true purpose and were offered incentives to become volunteers such as
preferential treatment and first access for themselves and their
families to vaccines and food shipments in times of emergency.

Which roads to close off after martial law was declared had also
already been mapped out.

The precedent for mass gun confiscation in times of real or
manufactured emergency was set during Hurricane Katrina when police
and national guard patrols forced homeowners even in areas unaffected
by the hurricane to hand over their legally owned firearms at gunpoint
as is detailed in the video below.

In the following video Alex Jones exposes FEMA's deliberate sabotage
of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts which were used as a platform for
a beat test of forced relocation and gun confiscation.

Alex Jones' 2001 documentary film 9/11: The Road to Tyranny featured
footage from a FEMA symposium given to firefighters and other
emergency personnel in Kansas City in which it was stated that the
founding fathers, Christians and homeschoolers were terrorists and
should be treated with the utmost suspicion and brutality in times of
national emergency.

We have highlighted previous training manuals issues by state and
federal government bodies which identify whole swathes of the
population as potential terrorists. A Texas Department of Public
Safety Criminal Law Enforcement pamphlet gives the public
characteristics to identify terrorists that include buying baby
formula, beer, wearing Levi jeans, carrying identifying documents
like a drivers license and traveling with women or children.

A Virginia training manual used to help state employees recognize
terrorists lists anti-government and property rights activists as
terrorists and includes binoculars, video cameras, pads and notebooks
in a compendium of terrorist tools.

Shortly after 9/11 a Phoenix FBI manual that was disseminated amongst
federal employees at the end of the Clinton term caused waves on the
Internet after it was revealed that potential terrorists included,
"defenders of the US Constitution against federal government and the UN,"
and individuals who "make numerous references to the US Constitution."
Lawyers everywhere cowered in fear at being shipped off to Gitmo.

In December 2003 the FBI warned Americans nationwide to be on the
lookout for people reading Almanacs as this could indicate an act of
terrorism in planning. Almanacs are popular glove box inventory of any
vehicle and this ludicrous fearmongering was met with a raucous
response from satirists and news commentators.

In another twilight zone Nazi-like spectacle, Pastors were asked to
make a pledge or an affirmation during the meeting to fulfil the roles
ascribed to them by FEMA. They were given assurances that they would
be covered by full compensation in the event of resisters injuring
them during property seizures and round-ups.

The Pastor said that his county had already succumbed to a tattle-tale
like mentality where neighbors were reporting neighbors to the
authorities for things like having chickens in their back yard. The
brown shirt precedent has been set whereby people immediately turn to
the authorities in fealty whenever their paranoid suspicions, fueled
by zealous government and media fearmongering, are heightened.

Pastor Revere said the completion of the first stage of the program
was slated for August 31st. At this point all the counties within the
United States would be networked as part of the so-called disaster
relief program.

We issue a challenge to all of our readers to print off this article
and the supporting documents and confront their local preacher with
it. If they don't receive a response within a week they should
investigate further into whether their preacher is involved and hand
out information to other members of the congregation.

2002-2006 Alex Jones
2006-06-03 07:00:04 UTC
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From: "Black Elk" <***@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.bush,alt.politics.democrats.d,
Subject: It looks to me that Robert Kennedy Jr. makes a pretty clear
case that Bush stole election #2 too!
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 20:50:13 -0600

Anyone want to rebut with facts, not fascist dribble?


Was the 2004 Election Stolen?

Republicans prevented more than 350,000 voters in Ohio from casting
ballots or having their votes counted -- enough to have put John Kerry
in the White House.


Like many Americans, I spent the evening of the 2004 election watching
the returns on television and wondering how the exit polls, which
predicted an overwhelming victory for John Kerry, had gotten it so
wrong. By midnight, the official tallies showed a decisive lead for
George Bush -- and the next day, lacking enough legal evidence to
contest the results, Kerry conceded. Republicans derided anyone who
expressed doubts about Bush's victory as nut cases in ''tinfoil
hats,'' while the national media, with few exceptions, did little to
question the validity of the election. The Washington Post immediately
dismissed allegations of fraud as ''conspiracy theories,''(1) and The
New York Times declared that ''there is no evidence of vote theft or
errors on a large scale.''(2)

But despite the media blackout, indications continued to emerge that
something deeply troubling had taken place in 2004. Nearly half of the
6 million American voters living abroad(3) never received their
ballots -- or received them too late to vote(4) -- after the Pentagon
unaccountably shut down a state-of-the-art Web site used to file
overseas registrations.(5) A consulting firm called Sproul &
Associates, which was hired by the Republican National Committee to
register voters in six battleground states,(6) was discovered
shredding Democratic registrations.(7) In New Mexico, which was
decided by 5,988 votes,(8) malfunctioning machines mysteriously failed
to properly register a presidential vote on more than 20,000
ballots.(9) Nationwide, according to the federal commission charged
with implementing election reforms, as many as 1 million ballots were
spoiled by faulty voting equipment -- roughly one for every 100 cast.(10)



They knew...

Despite the whitewash, we know that the Bush administration
was warned before the war that its Iraq claims were weak.

2006-06-03 20:05:37 UTC
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From: "Black Elk" <***@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.bush,alt.politics.democrats.d,
Subject: Geronimo's Family Call on Bush to Help Return His Skeleton
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 09:03:43 -0600

Published on Thursday, June 1, 2006 by the Independent / UK

Geronimo's Family Call on Bush to Help Return His Skeleton

by Andrew Buncombe

The great grandson of the Apache leader Geronimo has appealed to the
big chief in the White House to help recover the remains of his famous
relative - purportedly stolen more than 90 years ago by a group of
students - including the President's grandfather.

The story that members of Yale University's secret Skull and Bones
society took the remains - including a skull and femur - from the
burial site in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has long been part of the
university's lore. But a university historian recently recovered a
letter from 1918 that appears to support the story that members of the
society did indeed take the remains while serving with a group of army
volunteers from Yale, stationed at the fort during the First World War.

The students - among them, Mr Bush's grandfather Prescott - apparently
returned with the remains and kept them in their society's
headquarters at the university in New Haven, Connecticut. The
society's initiation rite reportedly involves kissing a skull,
referred to as "Geronimo", usually held in a glass case.



They knew...

Despite the whitewash, we know that the Bush administration
was warned before the war that its Iraq claims were weak.

2006-06-04 05:13:18 UTC
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From: "Black Elk" <***@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.bush,alt.politics.democrats.d,
Subject: Bush'sLegacy: Fallujah, Haditha, Ishaqi
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 19:34:32 -0600

From the article:

Police in Ishaqi say five children, four women and two men were shot
in the head, and that the bodies, with hands bound, were dumped in one
room before the house was blown up.


Saturday, June 3, 2006 by Reuters

Iraq Rejects US Probe Clearing Troops of Killings

by Mariam Karouny and Fredrik Dahl

BAGHDAD - Iraq vowed on Saturday to press on with its own probe into
the deaths of civilians in a U.S. raid on the town of Ishaqi,
rejecting the U.S. military's exoneration of its forces.

Adnan al-Kazimi, an aide to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said the
government would also demand an apology from the United States and
compensation for the victims in several cases, including the alleged
massacre in the town of Haditha last year.

"We have from more than one source that the Ishaqi killings were
carried out under questionable circumstances. More than one child was
killed. This report was not fair for the Iraqi people and the children
who were killed," he told Reuters.

The U.S. military had issued a statement about Ishaqi saying
allegations that U.S. troops "executed a family ... and then hid the
alleged crimes by directing an air strike, are absolutely false".

It said troops had been fired on as they raided a house to arrest an
al Qaeda suspect. They returned fire and called in air support, which
destroyed the building, killing one militant and resulting in "up to
nine collateral deaths".

The military had previously said one guerrilla, two women and a child
were killed in the March 15 raid in Ishaqi, 60 miles north of Baghdad.

It has repeatedly pledged to punish any soldier found guilty of
atrocities in Iraq, but the decision to clear the troops in Ishaqi
fueled deep mistrust among ordinary Iraqis three years after the
U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein.

Police in Ishaqi say five children, four women and two men were shot
in the head, and that the bodies, with hands bound, were dumped in one
room before the house was blown up.


Maliki, who took office two weeks ago at the helm of a U.S. backed
national unity government, is battling a widespread public perception
that U.S. troops can shoot and kill with impunity and Iraqi leaders
are too weak to do anything about it.

"Ishaqi is just another reason why we shouldn't trust the Americans,"
said Abdullah Hussein, an engineer in Baghdad.

"First they lied about the weapons of mass destruction, then there was
the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal and now it's clear to the world
they were guilty in Haditha," he told Reuters.

A tribal leader in Ishaqi said it was clear that U.S. forces were
above the law in Iraq.

"We expect the American soldiers to commit any crime to control this
country," added Sarhan Jasim, 55.

Human Rights Minister Wijdan Michael said her ministry would send a
fact-finding commission to Ishaqi in the next few days.

The incident was one of a handful involving civilian deaths being
investigated by the U.S. military, including the deaths of two dozen
civilians in the town of Haditha on November 19.

U.S. officials say murder charges may be brought against Marines after
the probe into Haditha, which some commentators are comparing to the
1968 My Lai massacre in Vietnam.

Maliki this week condemned the suspected massacre in Haditha as a
"terrible crime" and demanded that the United States hand over the
files on the investigation.

White House spokesman Tony Snow said U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad
and the top U.S. commander in Iraq, General George Casey, met Maliki
in Baghdad on Friday and promised to give him all the evidence and
materials from the Haditha probe.

In the statement about Ishaqi, Major General William Caldwell, the
U.S. military spokesman, said the investigation showed that the ground
commander "operated in accordance with the rules of engagement
governing our combat forces in Iraq."

One man in the town, 40-year-old Obeid Kamil, said on Friday that
U.S. soldiers had a "license to kill" Iraqi civilians.

"Their action is always to open fire and kill people, which is proof
that they are afraid," he said.


They knew...

Despite the whitewash, we know that the Bush administration
was warned before the war that its Iraq claims were weak.

2006-06-04 23:01:25 UTC

May 10, 2006
Talking Beats Fighting

by Charley Reese

President Bush should talk to the Iranians. Refusing to talk is
childish. How would the Cold War have ended if Ronald Reagan had
refused to talk to Soviet leaders? How would relations with China have
been established if Richard Nixon had said he would never talk to
Chinese leaders?

For heaven's sake, how would the American Revolution have ended if the
Americans had refused to talk to the British?

It is those with whom you have a disagreement that you most need to
talk to. There are only two ways to resolve a conflict - through
negotiations or by force. Bush's refusal to talk to the Iranians,
except in terms of threats and ultimatums, seems reckless. Unlike the
use of force, talking doesn't cost you anything.

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman said recently that if the choice
is another military adventure led by this administration or a nuclear
Iran, he'll take the nuclear Iran and rely on conventional deterrence.
Smart guy. That's how any sensible person would see it. A
nuclear-armed Iran would not be a threat to the U.S. or to Israel,
both of which have plenty of warheads to act as a deterrent.

Let me offer this for your consideration: Beginning in 1991, we bombed
and starved Iraq for 13 years. That country, with an area of about
437,000 square kilometers and a population of about 25 million, has
nevertheless given us three years of hell - thousands of casualties,
hundreds of billions of dollars spent on it, and even on this very
day, we do not control Iraq.

What do you think will happen if we blunder into Iran - a nation of 65
million people and a land area of 1.6 million square kilometers? Some
of the mental and moral midgets who talked us into the Iraq debacle
may claim Iran can be handled by the Air Force. Not so. We drop one
bomb on Iran and we are in a war right up to our necks. The Iranians
will fight with every means at their disposal, and that's a lot more
than Iraq had.

There's no country outside of the United States that wants a war with
Iran. Iran has invaded no one and has threatened to invade no one. It
is a signatory of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, and that treaty
gives it the right to enrich uranium for its nuclear power stations.
That's what Iran has done. There is not one shred of evidence that the
Iranians seek to build a nuclear bomb. They say repeatedly that they have
no desire to build a bomb, and we have no evidence to contradict them.

However, even if they did, no nation has the right to tell them they
can't. The U.S., Great Britain, France, Russia, China, India,
Pakistan, and Israel all have nuclear weapons - why not Iran? India,
Pakistan, and Israel, unlike Iran, have refused to sign the
nonproliferation treaty and have refused to allow international
inspectors. What kind of madness is it that makes an American
president believe that he has the right to dictate to the world? It is
wrong that Bush is sending his flunkies around the world to cause
trouble for Iran with its banking and business connections. By what
right does he do this? He does it because he has the power to do it,
and that is the worst possible sign of a leader - that he does
something just because nobody can stop him.

Justice is not on our side in this affair. Iran's internal affairs are
no concern of ours. If you wish to worry about nuclear warheads, you
would be better to worry about those attached to intercontinental
ballistic missiles and sitting in silos in China and Russia. I would
worry more about those than about those not even built yet by people
who say they have no intention of building them and who for some years
won't even have the capability.

I wonder if the president really thinks that after all his bullying,
the Iranians are going to say, "OK, we won't enrich uranium." Never in
a million years. What they are most likely to do is tell the United
States that if their rights under the nonproliferation treaty will not
be respected, then there is no point in their being a participant, and
we can stick it in our ear.

What will Mr. Bush do then? Go to war and wreck the world economy? I
hope that then his rich friends will intervene and say, "Now, cool it,
George, you're about to cost us all a lot of money."

Losing money - that might dissuade him. He seems utterly indifferent
to the loss of lives and moral standing.

Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years, reporting on
everything from sports to politics. From 1969-71, he worked as a
campaign staffer for gubernatorial, senatorial and congressional races
in several states. He was an editor, assistant to the publisher, and
columnist for the Orlando Sentinel from 1971 to 2001. He now writes a
syndicated column three times a week for King Features, which is
carried on Antiwar.com. Reese served two years active duty in the U.S.
Army as a tank gunner.

2003 Antiwar.com
2006-06-04 23:06:53 UTC

July 9, 2005
Nobody Attacks Civilization

by Charley Reese

British Prime Minister Tony Blair and President George W. Bush went
into their standard routine after the London bombings. This was an
attack against civilization and all civilized nations, they said.

That's bosh and hokum, and it does a disservice to the people. The
first step always in solving any problem is to define the problem
correctly. There are no terrorists anywhere in the world whose goal is
the destruction of civilization, Western or otherwise.

The terrorist attacks against the U.S., Great Britain and Spain are
motivated exclusively by Western policies toward the
Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the presence of Western military
forces in Islamic countries. Al-Qaeda, the ideological source of these
attacks, has always been crystal-clear and specific about its reasons
for declaring war against the United States.

You can't win a war unless you know who your enemy is, know why he is
your enemy and know what his objectives are. Only then can you
properly direct your military and political forces to combat him

Unfortunately, very early on, President Bush decided to create a
mythical enemy of vague and ambiguous proportions and irrational
motives. This was done to give carte blanche to the government to
pursue policies that really had nothing to do with fighting al-Qaeda -
e.g., invading Iraq, putting North Korea and Iran in the "axis of
evil" and including groups on the enemies list that were in fact not
our enemies.

The confusion this causes was illustrated by television coverage of
the London attacks. Several commentators lumped together the terrorist
attacks against public transport in Moscow, Madrid and London.
However, the Moscow attack had nothing to do with the attacks in
Madrid and London, or with us. Moscow is fighting Chechen rebels who
want independence for Chechnya. Chechen attacks against Russia, like
Palestinian attacks against Israel, are not directed at us. They are
motivated by specific political objectives. Chechens and Palestinians
have no desire to destroy civilization; they simply wish to take their
place in the family of nations as independent countries.

You can't have a war against terrorism because, as many people have
pointed out, terrorism is a tactic employed by people who have no real
military power. It is not an entity. There is no worldwide terrorist

Terrorist tactics work because we live in a wired world. Ten or 12
people can set off a few bombs in London, and the world turns its
electronic eyes on the story and chats, discusses and shows video
clips until some other event distracts it. The media attention and the
inflated rhetoric of politicians magnify the terrorist act far beyond
its actual import.

These attacks - pinpricks, really, in terms of any damage they do to
national power - cannot be completely stopped. A few malcontents
inspired by someone's rhetoric can get together and set off a bomb or
two or shoot some people. Terrorists should be considered criminals,
and their acts as ordinary crimes. Physically dealing with terrorists
is properly ordinary police work. There is no war involved.

What the United States should be doing, instead of invading and
occupying countries, is re-examining its foreign policy vis-…-vis the
Islamic world. There is no natural conflict between the West and
Islam. The followers and true believers of Osama bin Laden are a tiny
minority. The best way to cut the ground out from under him is to
develop and pursue policies that treat all of the Islamic countries
with fairness and respect.

We don't do that at the present time. Because of the power of the
Israeli lobby to skew our policy to benefit Israel, our Middle East
policies are riddled with double and triple standards and reek of
hypocrisy. Because of that, we are the best recruiter Osama bin Laden has.

But in the meantime, remember that terrorist attacks are primarily
media events. You still have more to fear from the flu or accidents
than you do from terrorists.

Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years, reporting on
everything from sports to politics. From 1969-71, he worked as a
campaign staffer for gubernatorial, senatorial and congressional races
in several states. He was an editor, assistant to the publisher, and
columnist for the Orlando Sentinel from 1971 to 2001. He now writes a
syndicated column three times a week for King Features, which is
carried on Antiwar.com. Reese served two years active duty in the U.S.
Army as a tank gunner.

2003 Antiwar.com
Harry Sigerson
2006-06-05 15:03:55 UTC
Dear "-,"
Mr Reece said in his piece...
"British Prime Minister Tony Blair and President George W. Bush
went into their standard routine after the London bombings."
Mr Reece is, as they might phrase it in the US, right on the
Now why can't Americans elect a Reece-alike to their Presidency?
Then again, why can't *we* get rid of Blair?
It should be a pretty straight forward thing to do. It's only a
matter of voting them out, they tell me.
Though in our case the wart comes with the whole party-package;
in fact the package picks him. We don't have a separate heid-bummer
election and to-date we've managed avoid the assassin route cure.
That voting them out idea, should be the way to go. Though
again, over here there seems to be so little inclination to know
about anything other than when the pub happy-hours are due.
Oh, and thanks for that link; it raised for me for the first
time the name Randolph Bourne. I am ashamed to admit that I don't
know of the man's stuff. I do now.
Bourne said, "In a republic the men who hold office are
indistinguishable from the mass." I'd say that has been a soundless
shibboleth for Americans for a very long time. Now, many must be
wondering about that; no matter which of two extremely similar US
political regimens on offer, there is not such a lot of difference
between them. If that is not as yet wholly the case here now in the
UK, it is getting there. Then it took a long time to realise that it
is the natural way of things with humans; even the French traffick
signs so instruct, 'Tenez (vers) la Droite'.
Why does that seem to have been the case, always. Is it only
when a country reaches the stage of loadsa-happy-hours, or Colisseum
Carnages and a lot of their ordinary punters start dying in the
uniform-du-jour, in their thousands, far from home that eventually
enough of them growl a heart-felt, "Gie's a brek, Jimmie."?
Blair or Bush or for that matter Hitler seem to have had their
start via elections of sorts and sent the boys 'over there', though
the last of that trio's 1933 electioneering mode was so 'definitive'
that what you said was likely to have been the last thing you'd ever
say; a most persuasive lesson in the 'putting-in-it of a zipper'.
Though to be sure he did have the help of quite a lot of wage-earners
used to carrying home their morning's wages in wheel-barrows, who
thought that he had to be on the 'right' track.
Wouldn't it be great if we, Goa'ould-like could pass on all
we've learned in our lives to our children, like hair colour or
hen-toes; though unlike them, the ideas could be quickly sorted
through and the dross dumped before their first birthday. I suppose
it would spoil a lot of the fun like shooting people or jumping motor
bikes over double-decker buses.
Not that that is needed nowadays in our so well-educated state
because we all know when we have enough of the good things in life do
we not?

A sad life this, if, full of care
We have no time to stand and stare...

Peter Haas
2006-06-05 19:46:02 UTC
Post by Harry Sigerson
Dear "-,"
Mr Reece said in his piece...
"British Prime Minister Tony Blair and President George W. Bush
went into their standard routine after the London bombings."
Mr Reece is, as they might phrase it in the US, right on the
Now why can't Americans elect a Reece-alike to their Presidency?
Then again, why can't *we* get rid of Blair?
It should be a pretty straight forward thing to do. It's only a
matter of voting them out, they tell me.
Though in our case the wart comes with the whole party-package;
in fact the package picks him. We don't have a separate heid-bummer
election and to-date we've managed avoid the assassin route cure.
That voting them out idea, should be the way to go. Though
again, over here there seems to be so little inclination to know
about anything other than when the pub happy-hours are due.
Oh, and thanks for that link; it raised for me for the first
time the name Randolph Bourne. I am ashamed to admit that I don't
know of the man's stuff. I do now.
Bourne said, "In a republic the men who hold office are
indistinguishable from the mass." I'd say that has been a soundless
shibboleth for Americans for a very long time. Now, many must be
wondering about that; no matter which of two extremely similar US
political regimens on offer, there is not such a lot of difference
between them. If that is not as yet wholly the case here now in the
UK, it is getting there. Then it took a long time to realise that it
is the natural way of things with humans; even the French traffick
signs so instruct, 'Tenez (vers) la Droite'.
Why does that seem to have been the case, always. Is it only
when a country reaches the stage of loadsa-happy-hours, or Colisseum
Carnages and a lot of their ordinary punters start dying in the
uniform-du-jour, in their thousands, far from home that eventually
enough of them growl a heart-felt, "Gie's a brek, Jimmie."?
Blair or Bush or for that matter Hitler seem to have had their
start via elections of sorts and sent the boys 'over there', though
the last of that trio's 1933 electioneering mode was so 'definitive'
that what you said was likely to have been the last thing you'd ever
say; a most persuasive lesson in the 'putting-in-it of a zipper'.
Though to be sure he did have the help of quite a lot of wage-earners
used to carrying home their morning's wages in wheel-barrows, who
thought that he had to be on the 'right' track.
Wouldn't it be great if we, Goa'ould-like could pass on all
we've learned in our lives to our children, like hair colour or
hen-toes; though unlike them, the ideas could be quickly sorted
through and the dross dumped before their first birthday. I suppose
it would spoil a lot of the fun like shooting people or jumping motor
bikes over double-decker buses.
Not that that is needed nowadays in our so well-educated state
because we all know when we have enough of the good things in life do
we not?
A sad life this, if, full of care
We have no time to stand and stare...
Hitler is an interesting example. He actually gained the Chancellorship
of Germany at a time when the Nazi party was losing votes and starting
to split apart. An interesting book about how Hitler was handed the
reigns of power is "Hitler's Thirty Days To Power" by H. Ashby Turner.
Harry Sigerson
2006-06-06 00:41:41 UTC
Post by Peter Haas
An interesting book about how Hitler was handed the
reigns of power is "Hitler's Thirty Days To Power" by H. Ashby Turner.
I'll add that to the ever-growing list of books to read <s>; Antony
Beevor's 'Stalingrad' is a good account of one of the outcomes of
Adolf's efforts. It is a grim but very interesting read.

2006-08-06 15:41:10 UTC
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From: Defendario <***@netscape.com>
Newsgroups: talk.politics.mideast,soc.culture.lebanon,soc.culture.usa,
Subject: Black Beaches in Lebanon
Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2006 21:28:24 -0400

July 29, 2006

Towards the beginning of the war, Israeli air strikes target five of
the six oil storage tanks at the electrical plant in El-Jiye city.
El-Jiya is a small coastal city roughly 20 miles south of Beirut. The
prevailing winds blow towards the north, up the coast, so this
translates into most of the coast of Lebanon north of that city now
being smeared with 50,000 tons of fuel oil.

On Friday my photographer friend Raoul, a British photographer named
Mark and I headed up to the coastal city of Byblos to see how the
fishermen there and local tourist economy were holding up. I'd seen
some of the footage of the oil choked boat harbor in Byblos, and
wanted to see it for myself.

After a nice drive up the highway north to Byblos, (there is much more
traffic on the roads now that most of the air strikes have let up in
the area north of Beirut), we arrived to find the harbor nearly
completely filled with oil

"What a disaster, this is heartbreaking," muttered Raoul while Mark
and I stood by and nodded our disgust.

Byblos is a seaside city whose economy is heavily reliant on fishing
and tourism. The city dates from the 5th millennium B.C. and it is
believed that the linear alphabet originated there.

We spread out and took photos of the sludge filled harbor, an odd
scene as the setting was so beautiful. Date palm fronds ruffled in the
sea breeze as they stood amongst harbor-view restaurants with flags
from various Arab countries fluttering. The salty air from the sea
would have been nice, if it wasn't for the tinged oily residue smell
that by the end of our visit left me with a headache.

The bottoms of most of the boats, at water line, looked like a bad
graffiti artist with too many cans of jet-black spray paint went on a
rampage during the night. Ropes which tied the boats to the dock
lifted up and down as boats shifted in the waves. As they stretched
tight, rivulets of oil dripped from them back into the oil-covered
water. It was so thick it looked like you could walk on it to pick up
the garbage which was trapped in the oil.

After about an hour we decided to take a lunch at one of the empty
restaurants. While the photographers carried on their work, I went to
one of these and found three men sitting at a table smoking
cigarettes, drinking coffee, and staring at the harbor.

"The Lebanese government definitely does not have the capability to
clean this us," Nabil Baz, the restaurant owner said to me after I
introduced myself as a journalist. After ordering me a coffee, he
said, "I heard we were going to get some help from Kuwait, but I don't
know how true this is or when they might start the cleanup process."

The occasional local strolled by on the sidewalk beneath us; otherwise
the harbor was empty, along with the empty fishing boats bobbing in
the sludge, their tubs of nets sitting idle.

Nabil, while talking with me, would periodically look out over the
harbor and shake his head, take a drag from his cigarette, then return
to our discussion. As bad as the scene was, he believed the main
problem for the fishermen, rather than the oil spill, was the Israeli
naval blockade of Lebanon which has prevented any boat traffic to
leave the coast for any reason.

"No fishermen are able to work at all," he said, "I have no idea how
our community will recover from this. We are going to need some
serious help."

Since the bombing of El-Jiye, a huge black smoke plume has been
visible even from areas in northern Lebanon, beyond Byblos. The smoke
varies between blowing up the coast or into the nearby mountains. From
Byblos it appeared as a faint grey smudge across the sky, just off the
coast. But that was only because on that day the wind was blowing more
inland-so down in Beirut the plume was going towards the mountains.

Joseph Chaloub, a 55 year-old fisherman who has fished from the Byblos
harbor his entire life, sat with us. He said that his greatest concern
now was the lack of a cleanup operation.

"The problem is there is no cleanup, along with the Israeli blockade,"
he said while pointing to the nearby Mediterranean, "Otherwise we
could fish and survive. Now, it's a catastrophe that people have lost
their livelihood."

In addition to the fishing industry, the overall economy of Byblos,
like so many other cities in Lebanon who rely heavily on tourism for
their survival, has ground to a near standstill.

"Everything is down now, only the local markets and the refugees are
keeping our economy going," a local banker named Tony Ashar who was
sitting with us added, "Also there is no US currency in our banks to
give to people when they want to make a withdrawal."

Ashar explained that since Israeli warplanes bombed Beirut
International Airport, the influx of US dollars to Lebanese banks,
which rely on the currency for travelers since the value of the
Lebanese currency is fluid and low, has come to a complete halt.

"We usually have US currency flown in, but now there's a big concern
that we may have to limit the amount of US dollars we can give out,"
he continued, "So that makes it difficult for people to travel, which
is a big problem since so many people are leaving the country now."

I should add that the Lebanese immigration authorities are working 18
hours a day and issuing an average of 5,000 passports per day, as the
flow of people out of Lebanon continues. Foreign nationals are still
being loaded onto ships from the port of Beirut to be whisked to
safety on nearby Cypress.

Mohamad Yasouk, an information technology engineer who was also
sitting at the table, said that he didn't believe the already weak
economy of Lebanon could survive much longer if the war continued more
than two more weeks.

"With the oil spill and the war, all of the tourists are gone," he
said, "I came to Byblos from south Beirut since my home was bombed."
He turned and pointed a short ways up the coast and added, "Yet even
here two nights ago the Israelis bombed an Army radar nearby. The same
one they bombed two weeks ago."

Nabil, while forlornly staring at the sludge filled harbor and empty
sidewalks again, said that this was what Byblos looked like in the
middle of winter. "The tourists are afraid because of the war, then
the few who are left here don't want to eat the fish, even though the
fish are caught further to the north and brought here. So our main
economy is gone now."

After our meal we drove back to Beirut. I'd been to the tourist
beaches here a few days ago-to take photos of the flotillas of oil
washing up on the empty beaches, which are usually jammed with
tourists this time of year.

Pools of oil sloshed up with the waves, staining the beach and rocks.
A group of Palestinian fisherman who used to fish the coast near the
capital city sat staring at the waves as the sun began to set in late

Several of them were sitting around in a small beach hut with a palm
frond roof. They too were staring at the sea, as if to wish the oil
away, and the Israeli naval blockade, so they could do their work.
Instead of working their nets and earning money by selling fresh sea
bass to the local markets and restaurants, the darkly tanned men were
sitting around drinking strong Arabic coffee and smoking too many

"If we tried to fish, the Israelis would kill us," said one of them
who told me his name was Hafez. "Besides, nobody would eat the fish
anyway even if we could fish. Now we wait for a miracle, something to
take this oil away and stop this war."

More writing, commentary, photography, pictures and images at
2006-06-04 23:12:50 UTC

October 8, 2005
The War to End All Wars That Started Them All

by Charley Reese

I just read an excellent book on World War I, and it made me
incredibly sad. World War I was the beginning of all the horrors of
the 20th century and of problems we still have to deal with in the
21st century. It all started there.

What's so sad is that we really learned nothing - not from World War
I, not from World War II, not from Korea or Vietnam or the Cold War.
It's almost as if world leaders in every country manage to get through
school without learning anything about the past.

The Experience of World War I, by J.M. Winter (Oxford University
Press), lists some of the errors that helped to bring on or make worse
the horrors that killed 10 million people, mostly young men in the
armies and air forces.

One error was demonizing the enemy. What that does is preclude
negotiations. You can't negotiate with Satan, so if you brand your
opponent an unmitigated evil demon, then you guarantee conflict. As
you can see from the way both Bushes demonized Saddam Hussein (after
the U.S. assisted him in the 1980s), this error continues to be

Another thing that grew out of that war was crushing dissent by
questioning the dissenters' patriotism. That, too, still goes on.

Of course, there's also lying. It is an old clich‚ now that truth is
the first casualty in war. Truth is killed not only by outright lies
but also by excessive secrecy and propaganda. I wouldn't believe the
Bush administration if it issued a press release that the sun rises in
the east.

There's the prostitution of the press and the clergy. Every war, in
the beginning, is cheered on by the press and from the pulpit. It's
only later, if things go badly, that the press might begin to carp a
little, forgetting entirely its earlier boosterism on the behalf of war.

Then there's the punitive peace. The Versailles Treaty, which ended
World War I, produced World War II and was the mother of the Third
Reich. It was punitive and humiliating to Germany, which had not felt
defeated and thought it would sign an armistice, not a surrender
document. It gave Adolf Hitler every grievance he needed to rise to
power. After the first Gulf War, we imposed the same kind of
humiliating peace on Iraq. I said at the time that Bush I had, in
effect, guaranteed Saddam's survival because Iraqis would so resent
the conditions imposed on them that none would dare to be thought of
as an ally of the U.S.

Of course, World War I also gave us the Bolshevik Revolution in
Russia, and millions around the world would die as a result of that.
It created the mess in the Middle East when Great Britain decided that
Jewish colonization of Palestine would be a workable idea.

World War I shattered the existing world order. Empires collapsed or
entered their death throes. Faith in religion was shattered.
Aristocracies became meaningless. The world economy soon collapsed.
Communism and fascism rose from the war's ashes and for a while
contended with the West for supremacy. Politics was militarized. It
gave us the tank, the first bombings of civilian cities, chemical
weapons, the machine gun, aerial warfare and mass murder on a
genocidal scale - all of those things that continue to consume blood
and treasure like a vast, dark hole.

It's been only 86 years since the Treaty of Versailles was signed. The
world is still broken and in ferment. The neocons' celebration of a
new Pax Americana was grossly premature. The new world order so many
have sought has yet to take firm shape. The future remains uncertain.

It seems we are still, as Matthew Arnold put it, "on a darkling
plain/swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight/where ignorant
armies clash by night."

Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years, reporting on
everything from sports to politics. From 1969-71, he worked as a
campaign staffer for gubernatorial, senatorial and congressional races
in several states. He was an editor, assistant to the publisher, and
columnist for the Orlando Sentinel from 1971 to 2001. He now writes a
syndicated column three times a week for King Features, which is
carried on Antiwar.com. Reese served two years active duty in the U.S.
Army as a tank gunner.

2003 Antiwar.com
Harry Sigerson
2006-06-14 14:14:31 UTC
Post by -
I wouldn't believe the
Bush administration if it issued a press release that the sun rises in
the east.
Now that one I'll definitely use, and accredit the source.
Post by -
There's the prostitution of the press and the clergy. Every war, in
the beginning, is cheered on by the press and from the pulpit.
And God was always on *your* side; funny thing was that it was always
the same guy down the last couple of millennia in the European-started
Wars and then in the US-started versions; the Christian God.
Things are simpler now since the new US target's God is called Allah
and he can't be thought of as 'the main Man' - well, not really? Do the
warriors of the Christian side just say, "Close but no kewpie-doll".
Still it didn't stop anything when it was the same Man supporting both or
all sides of any warring arrangements; so it has to be a better one when
they're distinct from each other.
That is if one is still daft enough to even consider that there is
such a nebulous, 'possible-pair'.
The Greeks had it better organised. They had enough to arrange pairs,
three-of-a-kind and I suppose all the way up to a 'Royal Flush'.

"Where ignorant armies clash by night."

I hadn't ever read that. Now to get the rest...

Dover Beach
by Matthew Arnold

The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; -on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanch'd land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness in.

Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the Aegean, and it brought
Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
Of human misery; we
Find also in the sound a thought,
Hearing it by this distant northern sea.

The Sea of Faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore
Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furl'd.
But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.

Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,

Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

2006-07-28 20:09:03 UTC

Iraqi Violence Escalates...in England
Report; Posted on: 2006-07-27
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BNP News

Although it was just after midnight there was little respite from the
intense heat on that July night. The silence was punctuated by the
screech of a car turning into the cul-de-sac, vehicles from the
security unit in hot pursuit. The driver and his passengers fled into
the night, evading the high-intensity observation lights from a
security helicopter circling overhead.

Armed police units were quickly swarming over the closely packed
streets. The white car was swiftly surrounded by forensic experts but
there was no sign of the Iraqi males, although the cache of weapons in
the vehicle's trunk was quickly uncovered.

This might sound like an opening passage of a report from Basra or
Baghdad but the location is much closer to home.

This was the scene facing householders last night in the village of
Ravensthorpe in West Yorkshire, England!

Tensions in the area are mounting between recently arrived Iraqi
"refugees" living in hostels and the "local" Pakistani youths angry at
the abuse doled out by the newcomers to Pakistani womenfolk.

Eye witness report

Nick Cass, Yorkshire Regional Organizer, takes up the story.

"After a long day preparing the finishing touches to the RWB site
plan, I traveled back late last night from Burnley after a very
successful meeting at their office. I entered Dewsbury from the
Mirfield side and passed through the centre of Ravensthorpe.
Ravensthorpe was once a small English village and a book has been
written about the young men who sacrificed their lives in World War I
for their country. Little did they know how betrayed they would be.

The area is now more like a foreign country, with new mosques
appearing, foreign takeaways [take-out restaurants--ed.] flourishing
and an Asian population expanding at rapid rates. Passing through the
area at 10:45 yesterday evening I noticed hundreds of young Muslims on
the streets, along with dozens of police officers and an armed
response unit. What had happened?

In this area it could be a number of things. Was it drugs- related or
was it the continuing violence between the Pakistani population and
the new Iraqi presence? Last week we had unconfirmed reports of
trouble in another Asian ghetto of Dewsbury called Savile Town between
Iraqis and 'local' Muslims. This was apparently to do with Iraqis
abusing Muslim women who had passed the hostel they were living in.
Violence erupted and blood was spilt.

I woke up early and realised I had missed five calls on my phone.
Local BNP candidate and postman Frank Atack had desperately been
trying to get through to tell me what he knew. A friend and eyewitness
had seen what he described as an Iraqi attack two heavily-built Asian
men with a baseball bat, dropping them both to the floor. This was
followed by gun shots as Ravensthorpe erupted.

After phoning a couple of reliable local media sources, this appears
to be true. I phoned the Police and they said they are putting a press
report together as this is written and they would get back to me,
although I am still waiting! Reports also confirmed that this most
probably is a continuation of the events in Savile Town the week before,
where the Iraqis apparently came off second best. They wanted revenge.

If all these reports are true, and this violence has escalated from
baseball bats to include the use of guns and overabusing their women
verbally, the Pakistani men involved must now know how the indigenous
majority community feel when our young girls are being targeted (as
reported all over the country) for grooming for prostitution and drugs
from as young as twelve by their [Pakistani] adults.

Dewsbury is not a pleasant place to live - anyone fancy a house swap?"

Source: British National Party

2006 NationalVanguard.org.
2006-06-04 23:36:38 UTC

May 29, 2006

George Washington Had It Right

by Charley Reese

Have you ever thought how peaceful and prosperous we would be if our
national leaders had followed the advice of George Washington in his
"Farewell Address"? http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/washing.htm

For starters, we would not be hopelessly in debt, and there would not
be so many Americans buried in national cemeteries and in distant
lands. Nor would we be as hated as we are today in so many countries,
where new polls show people not only dislike American foreign policy
and the American government, but are now deciding they don't like the
American people.

Washington's recommended policy can be summed up as armed neutrality,
the same policy Switzerland practices. While the rest of the world
participated in a slaughterhouse during the 20th century, the Swiss
remained at peace.

Washington was a very wise man. He said that no country can be trusted
beyond its own self-interests. He said that habitual friendship toward
a foreign country is as dangerous as habitual enmity. The policy of
America should be trade with all but entangling alliances with nobody.
The quarrels and vendettas in other parts of the world were none of
our business, he said. As far as trade goes, all countries should be
treated equal, with no favors granted to any of them.

He warned against foreign influence, calling it a poison to republican
government. While he was no doubt thinking of the French, his advice
applies to Israel. No foreign country should be allowed to influence
American policy because that country will always seek to influence
policy to favor its interests, not ours. If we followed Washington's
advice, the only thing we would be sending to the Middle East would be
oil tankers and tourists.

We could build a military force that could deter attacks on this
country for a fraction of the cost we spend on trying to maintain an
empire with about 745 military bases in 120 foreign countries. The
only people who might attack us are a gang of terrorists, and, of
course, our massive military machine is not equipped to deal with them.

As for domestic policy, Washington said the best way to preserve the
union was to obey the Constitution and to never tolerate any branch of
government usurping the Constitution's power. He said that a
republican form of government required a virtuous people, and since
religion is the best way to instill virtue in the masses, anybody who
was an enemy of religion was an enemy of republican government.

All of that is pointless now, because we no longer have a republic -
or a virtuous population, for that matter. We have an empire. We have
a federal government that does nothing more than pay lip service to
the Constitution, if that. Elections are decided by money, not by the
people. Greed, self-indulgence, and commercial entertainment seem to
be the main motivations of a goodly number of our people. We will, as
all empires have, bleed ourselves in foreign wars and domestic tyranny
until we collapse. President Bush is a heck of a lot closer to Nero
than he is to George Washington.

Too bad, because we could be such a happy place if we had sense enough
to mind our own business and to elect men and women who would obey the
Constitution. We have no legal authority, no moral authority, and
certainly no divine authority to interfere with the internal affairs
of any other nation. It should not matter to us what kind of
governments other people have or what their cultures are. There is
nothing in the Constitution to authorize the federal government to tax
Americans and then write checks to foreign countries. There is nothing
in the Constitution that authorizes the president to take us to war.
That is a power reserved exclusively to Congress. The Constitution
also requires a warrant based on probable cause before the government
can spy on us or search our homes and businesses.

Americans ought to read their Constitution, if for no other reason
than to see what kind of government they are missing. It's written in
very plain English and is easy to understand.

2003 Antiwar.com
2006-06-05 18:30:18 UTC

UK: Suffer the Children

Report; Posted on: 2006-06-04
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Multiculturalists responsible for widespread child abuse

News article filed by BNP news team

When multiculturalists spew for their poison on television, in the
newspapers, in the classroom and in campus lecture halls and try to
claim that their pet social engineering project "enriches" and
"strengthens" the country they need to be challenged robustly and
repeatedly by viewers, readers, pupils, parents and students. They
need to be challenged to back up their claims with more than glib
phrases, false promises and Soviet-style sloganising.

The world-view of multiculturalism should have been confined to
nothing more than an "interesting theory"; the subject of conversation
at north London dinner parties instead of being the basis of New
Labour government policies which impact upon almost every aspect of
daily life.

Horror story

A particularly nasty horror story was published in today's Sunday
Telegraph which gave details of how children as young as six are being
brought to Britain in their hundreds every year from Africa, Asia and
eastern Europe to be used as "slave labour" in sweatshops, private
homes and cannabis factories and even as sex slaves in a sickening
trade of misery.

"Many are taken with the unwitting consent of their parents, who pay
up to œ3,000, believing the traffickers' claims that their children
are going to a better life - and will be able to send money home.

"The victims are smuggled into Britain or brought in on false
passports by adults posing as relatives. They are put to work
immediately, live in appalling conditions and are subjected to
physical and sexual abuse.

"The scale of the crisis - which has spread from London to Liverpool,
Manchester and Newcastle - is revealed in a consultation paper
presented to the Home Office by a coalition of nine charities
including Unicef, Save the Children and the NSPCC."

Childrens' misery - Labour failure

This despicable trade by ruthless criminal gangs is a direct result of
Labour's failure over immigration - which in turn is a quandary for
Labour; the multiculturalists dream can only be achieved by mass
immigration from all parts of the planet. To stop immigration or even
slow down the rate of the human flood would signal a crisis of
confidence amongst multiculturalists and prevent their goal from being

Such a trade in human misery can only operate in a country which has
porous borders, where those charged with defending our borders are
unable to do so effectively and where a culture of fear exists, the
fear felt by those in the police and security services, civil service
and the voluntary sector being branded a "racist" for raising one's

This trade ruins the lives of children of all races - the "Telegraph"
article mentions:

"Children from China, Vietnam and Malaysia, have been found in
sweatshops, restaurants and suburban cannabis factories. African
children are often put into domestic servitude, working long hours for
little or no reward.

"Eastern European children tend to be used to beg and steal - and many
more are likely to arrive next year when Romania and Bulgaria are
expected to join the European Union.

"Charities and police believe most trafficked children are used for
slave labour rather than prostitution, but the report says they are
"sexually exploited in informal locations, such as private flats,
where they are expected to have sex with groups of men"."

Source: BNP

2006 NationalVanguard.org.
2006-06-05 18:33:48 UTC

June 5, 2006 Issue
The American Conservative

The Persecution of the Palestinians

by Patrick J. Buchanan

"Why do they hate us?" So stunned Americans asked, after 9/11, when we
learned that across the Arab world, many were saying, "The Americans
had it coming."

For a textbook example of why we are hated, consider Gaza and the West
Bank. There, a brutal Israeli/U.S.-led cutoff in aid has been imposed
on the Palestinians for voting the wrong way in a free election.

Immediately after Hamas's victory, Israel halted the $55 million a
month the Palestinian Authority received as its share of tax and
customs revenue. Israel demanded Europe and the U.S. also end all aid
to the PA until Hamas renounces terror, recognizes Israel, and disarms.

President Bush, though he was conducting a worldwide crusade for
democracy and had urged that the Palestinian elections be held and
Hamas participate, obediently complied. For months now, U.S. and
European aid to the PA, half its budget, has been halted.

The early returns are in. "Surgeons at Gaza's biggest hospital," says
the Financial Times, "have suspended non-essential surgery for lack of
sutures, laboratory kits and anesthetics." Environmental protection
agency workers have no money for petrol to monitor sewage and
industrial waste entering the water supply. Some 150,000 civil
servants, 60,000 of them armed security personnel, have gone unpaid
for months.

Supermarkets have to extend credit to customers who have no money for
food. The Washington Post relates an incident that gives a flavor of
what is happening.

"In Gaza's gold market Monday, Nahed al-Zayim stared at the wedding
ring her husband, a Palestinian police officer, gave her six years
ago. She had placed it on a glass counter offering it for sale,
joining several other wives of public employees who had not been paid
in two months.

"Her head covered by a black veil, Zayim said she needed the proceeds
from her ring to buy diapers and milk supplements for her three
children, including Hazem, 4, who tugged at her tunic in the afternoon
bustle. `This is the last one, we have no more,' Zayim, 28, said of
her ring."

Woodrow Wilson called sanctions "the silent, deadly remedy." Its
victims are always the sick, the elderly, the women, and the children.

In March, the World Bank predicted the aid cutoff would lead to a 30
percent fall in average personal incomes among the Palestinians. The
bank now considers that prediction "too rosy" and expects "the worst
year in the West Bank and Gaza's recent dismal economic history."

Already, violent clashes have broken out between Hamas and Fatah.
There is a danger of collapse of the Palestinian Authority, chaos, and
a need for the Israeli army to intervene anew to restore order.
Finally, May 9, under European pressure, the U.S. relented and a
trickle of aid began to flow.

Query: who, besides al-Qaeda and recruiters of suicide bombers, can
conceivably benefit from persecuting the Palestinian people like this?
Does President Bush or Condi Rice think the Palestinians will respect
an America that did this to their children, after we urged this
election, called for Hamas to participate, and preached our devotion
to democracy?

"The aid cut-off appears to be increasing anti-U.S. sentiment here,"
writes the Post's Scott Wilson, quoting 33-year-old pharmacist Mustafa
Hasoona: "The problem is the West, not us. If they don't respect
democracy, they shouldn't call for it. We are with this government we
elected. I voted for it."

According to the Financial Times, Hamas is winning converts for
refusing to buckle. Said Khalil Abu Leila, a Hamas leader, "They have
misunderstood the Arab mentality. As long as the pressure increases on
Hamas, the more popular it will become."

The White House says we don't negotiate with terrorists. But when we
had to, we did. FDR and Truman summited with Stalin at Yalta and Potsdam.
Nixon met with Mao in Beijing. Kissinger negotiated with the Viet Cong
and North Vietnamese at Paris. Bush I allied with Assad in the Gulf War.
Clinton had Arafat to the White House too many times to count.

Rabin and Peres shared a Nobel Prize with Arafat. Netanyahu gave him
Hebron. Barak offered him 95 percent of the West Bank.

Bush's agents negotiated with the architect of the Lockerbie massacre
to persuade Colonel Khaddafi to give up his WMD. In 2004, Bush's men
called it a victory for Bush diplomacy. Khaddafi's regime had been at
the top of the State Department's list of state sponsors of terror.

The purpose of U.S.-Israeli policy today is to punish the Palestinians
for how they voted and to force Hamas to yield or to collapse its
government. How does such a policy win hearts and minds for America?

Terrorism has been described as waging war on innocents to break their
political leaders. Is that not a fair description of what we are doing
to the Palestinians? No wonder they hate us.
2006-06-06 05:55:06 UTC
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From: ***@yahoo.com
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Subject: Heavyweights At 9/11 Truth Conference
Date: 5 Jun 2006 17:46:17 -0700

Heavyweights At 9/11 Truth Conference "Swing For Fences" At Weekend
Chicago Rally

Professor James Fetzer of 9/11 Scholars For Truth fires up standing
room only crowd; Arctic Beacon retracts all previous accusations raised
by previous article and some readers, saying Professor Steve Jones from
BYU "is the real deal."

5 Jun 2006

By Greg Szymanski

The Chicago 9/11 conference was in full swing over the weekend with
heavyweights of the truth movement "swinging for the fences" as speaker
after speaker provided overwhelming and compelling evidence that 9/11
was an inside government job.

Investigative journalist Pat Shannon, leading internet radio host,
Maria Heller and others took the "truth microphone," citing credible
facts of a 9/11 cover-up as well as urging Americans from every corner
of the country to seek justice for the 3,000 victims needlessly
murdered on 9/11.

Also present at the conference were 9/11 truth seeker heavyweights Jim
Marrs, Alex Jones, Jesse Richard, Barry Zwicker and Professor James
Fetzer from 9/11 Scholars for Truth.

Fetzer and BYU Professor Steven Jones head up a nationwide group of
academicians and others who are striving to bring 9/11 truth to the
nation's forefront while saying the government is not coming clean
about the 9/11 investigation.

Jones, a physics professor, has been instrumental in galvanizing a
nationwide truth movement, growing by the thousands every day as
conferences like Chicago are springing up all over the country,
including other events also sponsored by the 9/11 Scholars for Truth.

Although in the Arctic Beacon and some of its readers questioned Jones'
motives since he came from within a conservative BYU environment, the
months have proven that his tireless efforts and unconditional support
from co-workers and close colleagues that he is without question "the
real deal."

As the fruits of one's work are the final denominator in determining
credibility, the Arctic Beacon retracts all past accusations made in
print about Jones and, at the same time, gives him full support in his
honesty and tireless work for trying to get at the truth regarding

Representing Jones and 9/11 Scholars for Truth at the Chicago
conference, Fetzer spoke to a standing room only crowd, firing up the
audience with by telling listeners the government must be held
accountable for 9/11. Further activities of the 9/11 Scholars can be
found at www.st911.com

Also present at the conference was Carol Brouillet, leading 9/11
activist, creator of the Deception Dollars and maker of the film Behind
Every Terrorist There is a Bush.

Another key presentation was made by Ralph Shoenman from
www.takingaim.info who spoke about the Capitalist state and underlying
politics bringing our country down.

"As usual Ralph got my blood boiling," said Jesse Richard from
www.tvnewslies.org who also attended the conference. "The information
that he shares about the conduct of our nation when it comes to
undermining democracy, bio warfare, disease creation, human guinea pig
experimentation and the financial kingpins of the global terror elite
(the Carlyle Group, et. al.) simply enrages me! Ralph made a clear case
for the need to replace our leadership in a real house cleaning."

For more informative articles, go to www.arcticbeacon.com

Greg Szymanski Greg also has his own daily show on the Republic
Broadcast Network. Go to www.rbnlive.com Greg Szymanski is an
independent investigative journalist and his articles can been seen at
www.LewisNews.com. He also writes for American Free Press and has his
own site www.arcticbeacon.com
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The Way Americans Like Their War
by Robert Fisk

Could Haditha be just the tip of the mass grave?

The corpses we have glimpsed, the grainy footage of the cadavers and
the dead children; could these be just a few of many? Does the
handiwork of the United States' army of the slums go further?

I remember clearly the first suspicions I had that murder most foul
might be taking place in our name in Iraq. I was in the Baghdad
mortuary, counting corpses, when one of the city's senior medical
officials, an old friend, told me of his fears. "Everyone brings
bodies here," he said. "But when the Americans bring bodies in, we are
instructed that under no circumstances are we ever to do post-mortems.
We were given to understand that this had already been done. Sometimes
we'd get a piece of paper like this one with a body." And here the man
handed me a U.S. military document showing with the hand-drawn outline
of a man's body and the words "trauma wounds."

What kind of trauma is now being experienced in Iraq? Just who is
doing the mass killing? Who is dumping so many bodies on garbage
heaps? After Haditha, we are going to reshape our suspicions.

It's no good saying "a few bad apples." All occupation armies are
corrupted. But do they all commit war crimes? The Algerians are still
uncovering the mass graves left by the French paras who liquidated
whole villages. We know of the rapist-killers of the Russian army in

We have all heard of Bloody Sunday. The Israelis sat and watched while
their proxy Lebanese militia butchered and eviscerated its way through
1,700 Palestinians. And of course the words My Lai are now uttered
again. Yes, the Nazis were much worse. And the Japanese. And the
Croatian Ustashi. But this is us. This is our army. These young
soldiers are our representatives in Iraq. And they have innocent blood
on their hands.

I suspect part of the problem is that we never really cared about
Iraqis, which is why we refused to count their dead. Once the Iraqis
turned upon the army of occupation with their roadside bombs and
suicide cars, they became Arab "gooks," the evil sub-humans whom the
Americans once identified in Vietnam. Get a president to tell us that
we are fighting evil and one day we will wake to find that a child has
horns, a baby has cloven feet.

Remind yourself these people are Muslims and they can all become
little Mohamed Attas. Killing a roomful of civilians is only a step
further from all those promiscuous air strikes that we are told kill
'terrorists" but which all too often turn out to be a wedding party or
-- as in Afghanistan -- a mixture of "terrorists" and children or, as
we are soon to hear, no doubt, "terrorist children."

In a way, we reporters are also to blame. Unable to venture outside
Baghdad -- or around Baghdad itself -- Iraq's vastness has fallen
under a thick, all-consuming shadow. We might occasionally notice
sparks in the night -- a Haditha or two in the desert -- but we remain
meekly cataloguing the numbers of "terrorists" supposedly scored in
remote corners of Mesopotamia. For fear of the insurgent's knife, we
can no longer investigate. And the Americans like it that way.

I think it becomes a habit, this sort of thing. Already the horrors of
Abu Ghraib are shrugged away. It was abuse, not torture. And then up
pops a junior officer in the United States charged for killing an
Iraqi army general by stuffing him upside down in a sleeping bag and
sitting on his chest. And again, it gets few headlines. Who cares if
another Iraqi bites the dust? Aren't they trying to kill our boys who
are out there fighting terror.

For who can be held to account when we regard ourselves as the
brightest, the most honorable of creatures, doing endless battle with
the killers of Sept. 11 or July 7 because we love our country and our
people -- but not other people -- so much. And so we dress ourselves
up as Galahads, yes as Crusaders, and we tell those whose countries we
invade that we are going to bring them democracy. I can't help
wondering today how many of the innocents slaughtered in Haditha took
the opportunity to vote in the Iraqi elections -- before their
"liberators" murdered them.

Robert Fisk writes for the Independent, published in Great Britain.

2006 Seattle Post-Intelligencer

2006-06-06 14:50:02 UTC


Last Update: Monday, June 5, 2006
US refuses to compensate Agent Orange victims

The United States says it will not compensate Vietnam's Agent Orange
victims but will instead offer the latest scientific information and
technical advice to deal with the effects of the chemical.

The Vietnamese Government raised the issue of compensation in talks
with US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in Hanoi.

Millions of Vietnamese have continued to suffer illness and birth
defects in the 31 years since the end of the Vietnam War.

Vietnam's Government says those problems were caused by the spraying
of the chemical dioxin by US forces.

Known as Agent Orange, it had the effect of destroying crops and
killing forests, where guerrillas had hidden during the conflict in
south Vietnam.

The US compensates its own veterans for the effects caused by exposure
to Agent Orange but says it will provide only scientific and technical
advice to the Vietnamese Government.

A group of Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange lost a damages case
against the American manufacturers of the chemical last year and are
now appealing against the US court decision.

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2006-06-06 16:03:41 UTC

Killing Fields
Iraq is the republic of fear, once again. If the religious militias
don't get you, the resistance will, or the terrorists will, or the
criminal gangs will, or the Americans will.

By Nir Rosen

The Washington Post
May 28, 2006

Every morning the streets of Baghdad are littered with dozens of
bodies, bruised, torn, mutilated, executed only because they are Sunni
or because they are Shiite. Power drills are an especially popular
torture device.

I have spent nearly two of the three years since Baghdad fell in Iraq.
On my last trip, a few weeks back, I flew out of the city overcome
with fatalism. Over the course of six weeks, I worked with three
different drivers; at various times each had to take a day off because
a neighbor or relative had been killed. One morning 14 bodies were
found, all with ID cards in their front pockets, all called Omar. Omar
is a Sunni name. In Baghdad these days, nobody is more insecure than
men called Omar. On another day a group of bodies was found with hands
folded on their abdomens, right hand over left, the way Sunnis pray.
It was a message. These days many Sunnis are obtaining false papers
with neutral names. Sunni militias are retaliating, stopping buses and
demanding the jinsiya, or ID cards, of all passengers. Individuals
belonging to Shiite tribes are executed.

Under the reign of Saddam Hussein, dissidents called Iraq "the
republic of fear" and hoped it would end when Hussein was toppled. But
the war, it turns out, has spread the fear democratically. Now the
terror is not merely from the regime, or from U.S. troops, but from
everybody, everywhere.

At first, the dominant presence of the U.S. military-with its towering
vehicles rumbling through Baghdad's streets and its soldiers like
giants with their vests and helmets and weapons-seemed overwhelming.
The Occupation could be felt at all times. Now in Baghdad, you can go
days without seeing American soldiers. Instead, it feels as if Iraqis
are occupying Iraq, their masked militiamen blasting through traffic
in anonymous security vehicles, shooting into the air, angrily shouting
orders on loudspeakers, pointing their Kalashnikovs at passersby.

Today, the Americans are just one more militia lost in the anarchy.
They, too, are killing Iraqis.

Last fall I visited the home of a Sunni man called Sabah in the
western Baghdad suburb of Radwaniya, where the Sunni resistance had
long had a presence, and where a U.S. soldier had recently been
killed. On Friday night a few days before I came, his family told me,
American soldiers surrounded the home where Sabah lived with his
brothers, Walid and Hussein, and their families and broke down the
door. The women and children were herded outside, walking past Sabah,
whose nose was broken, and Walid, who had the barrel of a soldier's
machine gun in his mouth. The soldiers beat the men with rifle butts,
while the Shiite Iraqi translator accompanying the troops exhorted the
Americans to execute the Sunnis.

As the terrified family waited outside, they heard three shots from
inside. It then sounded to them as though there was a scuffle inside,
with the soldiers shouting at each other. Thirty minutes later the
translator emerged with a picture of Sabah. "Who is Sabah's wife?" he
asked. "Your husband was killed by the Americans, and he deserved to
die," he told her. At that he tore the picture before her face.

Walid was then taken away, and inside the house the family found Sabah
dead. His bloody shirt showed three bullet holes that went through his
chest; two of the bullets had come out of his back and lodged in the
wall behind him. Three U.S.-made bullet casings were on the floor.
Sofas and beds had been overturned and torn apart; tables, closets,
vases of plastic flowers, all were broken and tossed around. Even the
cars had been destroyed. Photographs of Sabah had been torn up and his
ID card confiscated. One photograph remained on his wife's bureau:
Sabah standing proudly in front of his Mercedes.

I later asked Hussein if they wanted revenge. "We are Muslim, praise
God," he said, "and we do not want revenge. He was innocent and he was
killed, so he is a martyr."

Across town, U.S. troops had also raided the Mustapha Huseiniya, a
Shiite place of worship in the Ur neighborhood. The Huseiniya, similar
to a mosque, belonged to the nationalistic and anti-occupation Moqtada
al-Sadr movement, and in front of its short tower were immense signs
with images of the movement's important clerics. The Sadr militia,
known as the Army of the Mahdi, had been using the Huseiniya as a base
for counterinsurgency operations. Mahdi militiamen kidnapped Sunnis
suspected of supporting the insurgency, tortured them until they
confessed on video, and then executed them.

When the Americans raided the Huseiniya, they brought Iraqi troops
with them. They killed not only Mahdi fighters but also innocent
Shiite bystanders, including a young journalist I knew named Kamal
Anbar, in what witnesses described to me as summary executions.
Although neighbors blamed the U.S. troops, Iraqi troops were so laden
with gear, flak jackets and helmets provided by the Americans, they
were often indistinguishable.

When I visited the next morning, the Huseiniya's floors, walls and
ceilings were stained with blood; pieces of brain lay in caked red
puddles. Just as Shiites cheered when the Americans hit Sunni targets,
Sunni supporters of the insurgency greeted news of the U.S. raid with

The Mahdi militiamen were already back in force that morning, blocking
off the roads and searching all who approached, wielding Iraqi
police-issue Glock pistols and carrying Iraqi police-issue handcuffs.
In Baghdad and most of Iraq, the police are the Mahdi Army and the
Mahdi Army is the police. The same holds for the actual Iraqi army,
posted throughout the country.

The sectarian tensions have overtaken far more than Iraq's security
forces and its streets. Militias now routinely enter hospitals to hunt
down or arrest those who have survived their raids. And many Iraqi
government ministries are now filled with the banners and slogans of
Shiite religious groups, which now exert total control over these key
agencies. If you are not with them, you are gone.

For instance, in the negotiations between parties after the January
2005 elections, Sadr loyalists gained control over the ministries of
health and transportation and immediately began cleansing them of
Sunnis and Shiites not aligned with Sadr. The process was officially
known by the Sadrists as "cleansing the ministry of Saddamists."
Indeed, some government offices now do not accept Sunnis as employees
at all.

Based on my visits to the ministries, it is clear that an apartheid
process began after the Shiites' electoral success. In the Ministry of
Health, you see pictures of Moqtada al-Sadr and his father everywhere.
Traditional Shiite music reverberates throughout the hallways. Doctors
and ministry staffers refer to the minister of health as imami, or "my
imam," as though he were a cleric. I also saw walls adorned with
Shiite posters-including ones touting Sadr-in the Ministry of
Transportation. Sunni staffers have been pushed out of both
ministries, while the Ministry of Interior is under the control of
another Shiite movement, the Supreme Council for the Islamic
Revolution in Iraq (its name alone a sufficient statement of its

Shiites with no apparent qualifications have filled the ranks. In one
case in the transportation ministry, a Sunni chief engineer was fired
and replaced with an unqualified Shiite who wore a cleric's turban to
work. In all cases, this has led to a stark drop in efficiency, with
the health and transportation ministries barely functioning, and the
interior ministry operating much like an anti-Sunni death squad, with
secret prisons uncovered last November, and people disappearing after
raids by shadowy government security units operating at night.

Even shared opposition to the Occupation couldn't unite Iraq's Sunnis
and Shiites, and perhaps that was inevitable given their bitter
history of mutual hostility. Instead, as the fighting against the
Americans intensified, tensions between Sunni and Shiite began to
grow, eventually setting off the vicious sectarian cleansing that is
Iraq today.

During the first battle of Fallujah, in the spring of 2004, Sunni
insurgents fought alongside some Shiite forces against the Americans;
by that fall, the Sunnis waged their resistance alone in Fallujah, and
they resented the Shiites' indifference.

But by that time, Shiite frustration with Sunnis for harboring Abu
Musab al-Zarqawi, the bloodthirsty head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, led some
to feel that the Fallujans were getting what they deserved. The cycle
of violence escalated from there. When Sunni refugees from Fallujah
settled in west Baghdad's Sunni strongholds such as Ghazaliya,
al-Amriya and Khadhra, the first Shiiite families began to get threats
to leave. In Amriya, Shiites who ignored the threats had their homes
attacked or their men murdered by Sunni militias.

This is when sectarian cleansing truly began. Sunni refugees in Amriya
seized homes vacated by Shiites. These operations were conducted by
insurgents as well as relatives of the refugees. Soon such cleansing
had become widespread and commonplace, both out of vengeance and out
of its own cruel logic; both sides took part. There was no space left
in Iraq for nonsectarian voices. Sunnis and Shiites alike were pushed
into the arms of their respective militias, often joining out of
self-defense. Shiites obtained lists of the Baath party cadres that
were the foundation of Hussein's regime and began systematically
assassinating Sunnis who had belonged. Sunni militias that had fought
the American occupier became Sunni militias protecting Sunni territory
from Shiite incursions and retaliating in Shiite areas. The insurgency
became secondary as resistance moved to self-defense. In the
Shiite-dominated south, meanwhile, Shiite militias battled each other
and the British forces.

In November I asked a close Shiite friend if-considering all this
violence, crime and radicalism in Iraq-life had not been better under

"No," he said definitively. "They could level all of Baghdad and it
would still be better than Saddam. At least we have hope."

A few weeks later, though, he e-mailed me in despair: "A civil war
will happen I'm sure of it...you can't be comfortable talking with a
man until you know if he was Shia or Sunni,...Politicians don't trust
each other, People don't trust each other. [There is] seeking revenge,
weak government, separate regions for the opponents...We have a civil
war here; it is only a matter of time, and some peppers to provoke it."

The time came on Feb. 22, when the Golden Mosque of the Shiites in
Samarra was blown up. More than 1,000 Sunnis were killed in
retribution, and then the Shiite-controlled interior ministry
prevented an accurate body count from being released. Attacks on
mosques, mostly Sunni ones, increased. Officially, Moqtada al-Sadr
opposed attacks on Sunnis, but he unleashed his fighters on them after
the bombing.

Sectarian and ethnic cleansing has since continued apace, as mixed
neighborhoods are "purified." In Amriya, dead bodies are being found
on the main street at a rate of three or five or seven a day. People
are afraid to approach the bodies, or call for an ambulance or the
police, for fear that they, too, will be found dead the following day.
In Abu Ghraib, Dora, Amriya and other once-diverse neighborhoods,
Shiites are being forced to leave. In Maalif and Shaab, Sunnis are
being targeted.

The world wonders if Iraq is on the brink of civil war, while Iraqis
fear calling it one, knowing the fate such a description would
portend. In truth, the civil war started long before Samarra and long
before the first uprisings. It started when U.S. troops arrived in
Baghdad. It began when Sunnis discovered what they had lost, and
Shiites learned what they had gained. And the worst is yet to come.

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The world wonders if Iraq is on the brink of civil war
Civil war in Iraq was the goal of the occupiers from the start and is wholly
engineered by them by means of false flag terrorism and the "Salvadorian
option", US trained/funded death squads on both sides.

Civil war is the only way the invaders can "divide & conquer". When they're
killing eachother, they won't be killing the ones that are stealing their
oil and privatized their country, to be owned by the US military industrial

Iraqi's have resisted the temptation of civil war because they KNEW that the
US was doing the "suicide" attacks at markets and mosques, but US-paid
mercenary death squads are killing people in the thousands and even blowing
up mosques - in a country divided along sectarian lines and with a custom of
blood revenge it's impossible to prevent civil war.

The question remains: Will the US emerge victoriously after a few million
Iraqi's have been provoked into slaughtering eachother?

I don't think so. I think the Shia (= Iran) will win. Therefore, and because
of the Euro-based Iranian oil bourse, the US has only one option: Nuclear
war on Iran, just as they have waged genocidal nuclear war (DU) on Iraq. But
this time, Iran will have to be utterly destroyed by actual nukes, not by
350 thousand kilo of Uranium dust.

Rest assured, some false flag terror attacks are in the making, they'll be
blamed on Iran, and millions of Iranians will die.
2006-06-06 18:06:51 UTC
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From: "Black Elk" <***@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.bush,alt.politics.democrats.d,
Subject: Still stabbing democracy in the back
Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 09:19:58 -0600

6.) Controlled Mass Media: Sometimes the media is directly controlled by
the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by
government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives.
Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.



June 4, 2006

Invoking Secrets Privilege Becomes a More Popular Legal Tactic by U.S.


WASHINGTON, June 3 - Facing a wave of litigation challenging its
eavesdropping at home and its handling of terror suspects abroad, the Bush
administration is increasingly turning to a legal tactic that swiftly
torpedoes most lawsuits: the state secrets privilege.

In recent weeks alone, officials have used the privilege to win the
dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a German man who was abducted and held in
Afghanistan for five months and to ask the courts to throw out three legal
challenges to the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program.

But civil liberties groups and some scholars say the privilege claim, in
which the government says any discussion of a lawsuit's accusations would
endanger national security, has short-circuited judicial scrutiny and public
debate of some central controversies of the post-9/11 era.

The privilege has been asserted by the Justice Department more frequently
under President Bush than under any of his predecessors - in 19 cases, the
same number as during the entire eight-year presidency of Ronald Reagan, the
previous record holder, according to a count by William G. Weaver, a
political scientist at the University of Texas at El Paso.




They knew...

Despite the whitewash, we know that the Bush administration
was warned before the war that its Iraq claims were weak.

Frank de Groot
2006-06-06 18:12:00 UTC
Post by -
6.) Controlled Mass Media: Sometimes the media is directly controlled by
the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by
government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives.
The media is 100% controlled by their advertizers.
2006-06-07 07:01:43 UTC
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From: "Raymond" <***@aol.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.bush,alt.politics.democrats.d,
Subject: Re: Agent Orange for Viet Nam,
Depleted Uranium for Iraq and Afghanistan
Date: 6 Jun 2006 23:29:51 -0700
Published on Monday, June 5, 2006 by the Agence France Presse
US Won't Compensate Vietnam's Agent Orange Victims: Official
The United States won't compensate Vietnam's Agent Orange victims but will
offer advice on dealing with the wartime defoliant, a US official said
during a visit by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
When Rumsfeld met Defence Minister Pham Van Tra and military officials, the
Vietnamese side had raised the issue of dioxin exposure and contamination
from Agent Orange, the senior official said on the sidelines of the visit.
"What we can do is make scientific information available, historical
archival information we might have, ... technical advice on how to deal with
the situation," the official said.
"We're ready to do more. We agreed to sit down at the expert level and see
what we can do," he said.
US forces widely sprayed Agent Orange, which contained the lethal chemical
dioxin, in southern Vietnam during the conflict to deprive enemy guerrillas
of forest cover and destroy food crops.
Vietnam says millions of its people have suffered a range of illnesses and
birth defects as a result of the use of the chemical.
A New York court last year rejected a Vietnamese lawsuit against US chemical
giants Monsanto and Dow Chemical, who manufactured the herbicide during the
war. The Vietnamese side has appealed.
In April, visiting US Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Nicholson was
pressed by Vietnamese journalists on why the United States compensates its
own veterans for health defects linked to the chemical, but not Vietnam's.
They knew...
Despite the whitewash, we know that the Bush administration
was warned before the war that its Iraq claims were weak.
Agent Orange for Viet Nam, Depleted Uranium for Iraq and Afghanistan
Troops will die as well as the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Everyone seems to be dying of cancer.

Under the direction of Secretary of Defense Cheney, the 1991 Gulf War
began with a "shock and awe" bombing campaign that destroyed large
biological laboratories, chemical plants, and nuclear enrichment
facilities, most of them around Baghdad. Many sites were illegally
supplied by the Reagan-Bush administration, in which both Dick Cheney
and Donald Rumsfeld served, so the United States government knew their

When George Bush Sr., Cheney, and Rumsfeld supplied brutal tyrant
Saddam Hussein with these substances in the 1980's they showed
disregard for the lives of folks living in the Middle East. When they
ordered the 1991 aerial destruction of stockpiles of these weapons,
they showed a deadly contempt for their own citizen-soldiers.They are
quietly killing their own people.

Depleted Uranium - Far Worse Than 9/11
Depleted Uranium Dust - Public Health Disaster For The People Of Iraq
and Afghanistan
by Doug Westerman

May 3, 2006
Vital Truths and Information Clearing House
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Although not reported in the mainstream American press, a recent Tokyo
tribunal, guided by the principles of International Criminal Law and
International Humanitarian Law, found President George W. Bush guilty
of war crimes. On March 14, 2004, Nao Shimoyachi, reported in The Japan
Times that President Bush was found guilty "for attacking civilians
with indiscriminate weapons and other arms,"and the "tribunal also
issued recommendations for banning Depleted Uranium shells and other
weapons that indiscriminately harm people." Although this was a
"Citizen's Court" having no legal authority, the participants were
sincere in their determination that international laws have been
violated and a war crimes conviction is warranted.

"Depleted uranium is a crime against God and humanity. When we went to
the Gulf, we were all really healthy We warned the Department of
Defense in 1991 after the Gulf War. Their arrogance is beyond
comprehension. Yet the D.O.D still insists such ingestion is "not
sufficient to make troops seriously ill in most cases."

----Doug Rokke, U.S. Army contractor who headed a clean-up of depleted
uranium after the first Gulf War.

"I would say that it is the perfect weapon for killing lots of people."

---Marion Falk, a retired chemical physicist who built nuclear bombs
for more than 20 years at Lawrence Livermore Lab,

"I got sick instantly in June," said Staff Sgt. Ray Ramos, a Brooklyn
housing cop. "My health kept going downhill with daily headaches,
constant numbness in my hands and rashes on my stomach."

"Everyone seems to be dying of cancer. Every day one hears about
another acquaintance or friend of a friend dying. How many more die in
hospitals that one does not know? Apparently, over thirty percent of
Iraqis have cancer, and there are lots of kids with leukemia."

"The depleted uranium left by the U.S. bombing campaign has turned Iraq
into a cancer-infested country. For hundreds of years to come, the
effects of the uranium will continue to wreak havoc on Iraq and its
surrounding areas."

--- Prior to her death from leukemia in Sept. 2004, Nuha Al Radi , an
accomplished Iraqi artist and author of the "Baghdad Diaries"

Dr. Durakovic's UMRC research team conducted a three-week field trip
to Iraq in October of 2003. It collected about 100 samples of
substances such as soil, civilian urine and the tissue from the corpses
of Iraqi soldiers in 10 cities, including Baghdad, Basra and Najaf.
Durakovic said preliminary tests show that the air, soil and water
samples contained "hundreds to thousands of times" the normal levels of

"This high level of contamination is because much more depleted uranium
was used this year than in (the Gulf War of) 1991," Durakovic told The
Japan Times.

"They are hampering efforts to prove the connection between Depleted
Uranium and the illness," Durakovic said

"They do not want to admit that they committed war crimes" by using
weapons that kill indiscriminately, which are banned under
international law."

-----Dr. Asaf Durakovic, UMRC founder, and nuclear medicine expert


Depleted Uranium For Dummies By Irving Wesley Hall
Three quarters of today's troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have served
multiple tours: ... Where does depleted uranium come from? It doesn't
occur in nature. ...
2006-06-07 17:15:10 UTC

Nerds Cheer Treason
Report; Posted on: 2006-06-07
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New Senate plan would "legitimize" massive new Third World influx

Leading computer nerds are cheering the latest Senate sellout of
America, applauding an expanded high-tech visa program expected to
draw 115,000, mainly Third World, tech workers each year.

The number of H-1B visas for workers with specialized qualifactions
is being enlarged, and the plan extends exemptions.

Most of the new immigrants are expected to come from India, which
finds itself with a great deal of unrest among its professional
classes thanks to its own racial policies.

Many people in the Third World see programs like the H-1B visa plan
pursued in the United States as a form of economic imperialism,
drawing off the very people -- skilled workers and other professionals
-- needed by developing nations to improve their economies. H-1B visas
are a product of globalism, which sees the world as a vast market that
should be freed of borders.

The US computer industry has been under serious pressure since the dot
com boom fizzled out in 1999/2000.

Source: Email

2006 NationalVanguard.org.
2006-06-07 17:18:24 UTC

Islamics leaving Britain to fight in Iraq

5th June 2006
BNP news team

Most wanted - Zarqawi heads "British brigade" of Islamic mercenaries

Islamic radicals have travelled from Britain to Iraq to join up with a
"British brigade" that has been established by Al-Qaeda leaders to
fight coalition forces.

According to yesterday's Sunday Times (4th June) a senior security
source has admitted that up to 150 Britons had travelled to Iraq and
said there was concern that the flow was increasing: "The really
worrying thing is that this has become a movement that people believe
in. It's not simply a matter of them joining a terrorist organisation."

The so-called "British brigade" is said to be operating under the
direct command of the Jordanian fundamentalist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,
the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Members of the unit are thought to be
in the Sunni triangle, a combat zone and Al-Qaeda hotbed west of Baghdad.

The flow of young Muslim men from western Europe to Iraq has increased
dramatically in the past two years. The "pipeline" of suspected
terrorists is being fuelled by growing resentment about American and
British policy and scandals such as the mistreatment of inmates at the
Abu Ghraib prison.

Everyone should agree that these men have the freedom to leave the UK
and fight wherever they like for whatever cause they elect to
champion. Having made their decision, whether as a matter of
conscience or religious belief and in so doing rejecting the country
which took them in as refugees and gave them haven, sanctuary and
material benefits, they should now by prevented from ever returning to
the UK and their UK based assets confiscated and used to compensate
the bereaved families of the 113 men and women killed while on duty in
Iraq. It would be an insult to the families of the British war dead
and a further insult to every tax payer if these Islamic mercenaries
were allowed back on to British soil.

2004, 2005 British National Party
2006-06-07 20:20:41 UTC

Field commanders tell Pentagon Iraq war 'is lost'

Jun 5, 2006
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Military commanders in the field in Iraq admit in private reports to
the Pentagon the war "is lost" and that the U.S. military is unable to
stem the mounting violence killing 1,000 Iraqi civilians a month. Even
worse, they report the massacre of Iraqi civilians at Haditha is "just
the tip of the iceberg" with overstressed, out-of-control Americans
soldiers pushed beyond the breaking point both physically and mentally.

"We are in trouble in Iraq," says retired army general Barry
McCaffrey. "Our forces can't sustain this pace, and I'm afraid
the American people are walking away from this war."

Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has
clamped a tight security lid on the increasingly pessimistic reports
coming out of field commanders in Iraq, threatening swift action
against any military personnel who leak details to the press or public.

The wife of a staff sergeant with Kilo Company, the Marine Unit
charged with killing civilians at Haditha, tells Newsweek magazine
that the unit was a hotbed of drug abuse, alcoholism and violence.

"There were problems in Kilo company with drugs, alcohol, hazing
[violent initiation games], you name it," she said. "I think it's more
than possible that these guys were totally tweaked out on speed or
something when they shot those civilians in Haditha."

Journalists stationed with the unit described Kilo Company and the
Third Batallion of Marines as a "unit out of control," where morale
had plummeted and rules went out the window.

Similar reports emerge from military units throughout Iraq and even
the Iraqi prime minister describes American soldiers as trigger happy
goons with little regard for the lives of civilians.

Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki says the murder of Iraqi civilians
has become a "daily phenomenon" by American troops who "do not respect
the Iraqi people."

"They crush them with their vehicles and kill them just on suspicion.
This is completely unacceptable," Maliki said. The White House tried to
play down Maliki's comments, saying the prime minister was "misquoted"
although Maliki himself has yet to made such a public claim.

''Can anyone blame Iraqis for joining the resistance now?'' Mustafa
al-Ani, an Iraqi analyst living in Dubai, told The Chicago Tribune.
''The resistance and the terrorists alike are feeding off the
misbehavior of the American soldiers.''

As the resistance mounts and daily violence escalates, the
overstressed U.S. units are unable to control the mounting violence
and conclusions escalate that the war is lost.

"Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they
killed innocent civilians in cold blood," says Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.

The former commander of American forces in Northern Iraq admits incidents
like Haditha add to the impression that the U.S. cannot win the war.

"Allegations such as this, regardless of how they are borne out by the
facts, can have an effect on the ability of U.S. forces to continue to
operate," says Army Brig. Gen. Carter Ham. Others say the incident
just shows the U.S. has lost he "hearts and minds" of the Iraqi people.

"When something like Haditha happens, it gives the impression that
Americans can't be trusted to provide security, which is the most
important thing to Iraqis on a day-to-day level," says Anthony
Cordesman, an Iraq expert at the Center for Strategic and
International Studies. "It tends to confirm all of the worst
interpretations of the United States, and not simply in Iraq,
but also in Afghanistan and in the region."

2006 by Capitol Hill Blue
2006-06-07 23:50:22 UTC
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From: "H. E. Taylor" <***@despam.autobahn.mb.ca>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.org.un,soc.culture.usa,alt.politics.greens
Subject: US infuriated by UN official's speech
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 17:09:02 -0700

2006/06/07: TP: Annan Deputy Criticizes U.S. Policy;
Bolton Demands Apology, Says U.N. Will Be "the Victim"

Yesterday at a conference co-sponsored by the Center for American
Progress and the Century Foundation, Mark Malloch Brown -- the #2
official at the U.N. -- offered a constructive critique about the
way the United States treats the organization:

[T]he prevailing practice of seeking to use the UN almost
by stealth as a diplomatic tool while failing to stand up
for it against its domestic critics is simply not sustainable.
You will lose the UN one way or another.

Brown noted that rampant U.N. bashing in the United States makes even
renovating their dilapidated headquarters difficult:

[T]he only government not fully supporting the project is the
U.S. Too much unchecked UN-bashing and stereotyping over too
many years "manifest in a fear by politicians to be seen to be
supporting better premises for what they unjustly regard as
overpaid, corrupt UN bureaucrats" makes even refurbishing a
building a political hot potato.

In response, U.N. Ambassador John Bolton has lashed out at Brown.
He said that if Annan didn't immediately repudiate the remarks, the
United Nations would be the "victim."

[See also:
2006/06/08: OhMyNews: US infuriated by UN official's speech -
No. 2 at United Nations criticizes US


"...non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation
as is cooperation with good." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Iraq War News: http://www.autobahn.mb.ca/~het/terror_war/iraqw.html
H.E. Taylor http://www.autobahn.mb.ca/~het/


From: paddy <o'***@nl.net>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.org.un,soc.culture.usa,alt.politics.greens
Subject: Re: US infuriated by UN official's speech
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 15:58:35 -0700
2006/06/07: TP: Annan Deputy Criticizes U.S. Policy;
Bolton Demands Apology, Says U.N. Will Be "the Victim"
Yesterday at a conference co-sponsored by the Center for American
Progress and the Century Foundation, Mark Malloch Brown -- the #2
official at the U.N. -- offered a constructive critique about the
He gave a condescending attack against Americans for our Government
doing what we want done about the U N. (sometimes) July 4 the U N will
hold a meeting to attempt an agreement to eliminate private ownership
of firearms by anyone on the globe. It is primarily aimed at U S
2006-06-08 14:12:51 UTC
From: "torresD" <***@hotmail.com>
Newsgroups: seattle.politics,nyc.politics,wash.politics,tx.politics,
Subject: In pictures: Muslim women preachers
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 07:25:39 GMT

2006-06-08 15:43:59 UTC

Tuesday, 6 June 2006

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Violent Baghdad deaths top 6,000

Mortuaries have become a focal point for families seeking loved ones
The bodies of 6,000 people, most of whom died violently, have been
received by Baghdad's main mortuary so far this year, health ministry
figures show. The number has risen every month, to 1,400 in May. The
majority are believed to be victims of sectarian killings.

But observers say the real death toll could be much higher.

Meanwhile police said nine severed heads were found near Baquba to the
north of Baghdad - days after a similar discovery there.

In another development, Iraq's prime minister says he plans to release
2,500 prisoners.

Nouri Maliki said the move, starting on Wednesday, is a gesture of
"national reconciliation". Most of those to be released are Sunni
Arabs, Iraqi officials say.

January: 1068
February: 1110
March: 1294
April: 1155
May: 1398

Mr Maliki hopes that by announcing such a large release in one go it
will help win over more members of the Sunni community and undermine
support for the insurgency, says our correspondent.

In other developments:

Five people are killed and more than 12 wounded when a car bomb
explodes near to where a funeral is being held in south-western

The Iraqi army takes over from the US military in a part of the
restive Anbar province

Italy's Prime Minister Romano Prodi says the attack on its military
that killed a soldier on Monday will not change Italy's timetable of
withdrawing from Iraq

Three British soldiers are cleared at a court martial in London of
killing a 15-year-old Iraqi boy who drowned in a canal in Basra three
years ago

Sectarian violence

The 2006 death toll at the Baghdad mortuary appeared in two local
newspapers and was confirmed to the BBC by officials who asked to
remain anonymous because the issue is so sensitive.

One reason for the sensitivity is that government officials fear more
detailed information on these killings could further enflame sectarian
tensions, the BBC's Andrew North in Baghdad says.

Tuesday's gruesome find followed a similar discovery on Saturday

But no-one believes these are the true figures from the violence in
and around Baghdad as many bodies are not taken to the morgue, or are
never found, he adds.

The nine severed heads had been wrapped in plastic bags and left in a
fruit box by the side of a road near Baquba, 60km (35 miles)
north-east of Baghdad, police said.

Some of the heads were blindfolded and already decomposing, suggesting
that the killings had taken place a few days before, they added.

There is no word on the identity of the victims.

The heads of eight people were found the same area on Saturday - one
of the dead was identified as a local Sunni preacher.

Baquba lies in a mixed Sunni Arab and Shia province where attacks
against civilians have been common.

Prisoner releases

Prime Minister Maliki said the prisoners to be released would not
include supporters of the ousted president, Saddam Hussein, or anyone
who had Iraqi blood on their hands.

He said they would be released from US-run detention centres and Iraqi

"We hope they will abide by not violently objecting to the political
process. This is a strong move which will encourage others," Mr Maliki

Iraq's Sunni Vice-President, Tariq al-Hashemi, was closely involved in
deciding who should be set free.
2006-06-08 18:49:10 UTC
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The 911 North Tower Demolition Explained
From: Elvo Him - view profile
Date: Fri, Aug 26 2005 10:31 pm
Email: Elvo Him <***@yahoo.com>

The 911 North Tower Demolition Explained

By Jon Carlson


The Model for 'removing' skyscrapers is the Penzer Building in
Detroit, courtesy of Controlled Demolition, Inc. Notice the yellow
enclosed area showing some of the cutter charges that demolished ALL
of the support columns on one floor. The total weight of the
unsupported structure hammered the building to the ground after the
core structure was blown to pieces:

In the RENSE article, Dirty Little 9/11 Secrets Exposed


Among the litany of 9/11 exposures is the SEQUENCE of the White Jet's
arrival from its destruction of alleged Flight 93 in Pennsylvania to
finish off the North Tower, Trip #3 to the Big Apple on 9/11:

The above Dirty Little 9/11 Secrets Exposed RENSE article mentioned
the crackerjack investigation of 9/11 by Hustler publisher Larry Flynt
and his investigators, Carolyn Sinclair and David Bruce. Find the
front page article scan of the great photos:


For those who missed the 9/11 Collector's Edition of Hustler magazine,
Larry Flynt is making the article (without photos!) available at


COMPARE the clouds of the cutter charges at the North Tower with those
at the Penzer Building in the first photograph:

FEMA, the Federal Government agency that covered up the OKC bombing,
arrived in NYC on 9/10 claims:

Review of videotape recordings of the collapse taken from various
angles indicates that the transmission tower on top of the structure
began to move downward and laterally slightly before movement was
evident at the exterior walls. This suggests that collapse began with
one or more failures in the central core area of the building.


FEMA claims in their conclusion:

The fire-performance of steel trusses with spray-applied fire
protection, and with end restraint conditions similar to those present
in the two towers, is not well understood, but is likely critical to
the building collapse.


In a Nutshell, FEMA is claiming trusses that supported the floors were
not solidly attached to their end supports, the exterior wall and the
interior core structure. Just heat from the alleged burning fuel
caused the trusses to expand falling off their supports resulting in
the 'collapse' of the North Tower. Many have seen warehouses with
their steel trusses supporting the roof. These trusses may or may not
be attached to their supporting walls. HOWEVER, the North Tower is a
110 story skyscraper not a warehouse!

THIS PHOTO shows such a warehouse OPEN WEB JOIST or TRUSS (The angular
bars from the lower beam helps to support and stiffen the upper roof

FEMA claims the North Tower floor joist in the next diagram is a open
web joist or TRUSS. However, the red circled areas show that the
angular braces wrap around the upper beam ,THUS they serve no
supporting or stiffening function for the top beam:

TWO 5/8 inch bolts ONLY attach the beam at its ends.

Just to let the cat out of the bag: THIS IS NOT A TRUSS. Steel beams
only provide the primary support for the WTC floors. This diagrams
explains the purpose of the angular braces. They allow the upper beam
to support the lower rail that in turn supports the ceiling and all of
its contents:

FROM: www.icc-es.org/reports/pdf_files/UBC/4071.pdf

This photo of a WTC office shows how close the ceiling approaches the
windows. Perhaps the South Tower Boeing 737 went though such an office
space. In their final report FEMA ignores the napalm bombs that went
though the South Tower along with the CFM56 engine from a Boeing 737
NOT a 767 the Fed Govt. claims. See the RENSE article, The Rest Of The
9/11 Street Engine Story


This final piece of the puzzle shows the section of the floor assembly
in place with the lower rail of the assembly almost inline with the
top of the windows. The assembly is heavily bolted and welded to the
exterior wall brackets.

This photo shows the floor assemblies in position. The assemblies of
one floor are covered with 4-5 inches of concrete to increase the
strength of the floor. FEMA claims 'lightweight' concrete was used and
thus it was weak. Since the concrete was a vital part of strengthening
the floor that would be nonsense.

FEMA spun a fairy tale that the WTC Towers were a one of a kind
construction with inherent design flaws. However the MIT study had a
different slant:


The design concept of tubular framing (the so-called tube within a
tube architecture) has been employed in the construction of many of
the world's tallest buildings. These include the John Hancock Center
(1105 ft), the Standard Oil of Indiana Building (1125 ft), the World
Trade Center Towers (1350 ft), and the Sears Tower (1450 ft). In fact,
most modern skyscrapers use this design, a design which uses a
specially reinforced perimeter wall to resist all lateral loading and
some of the gravity loading, and a heavily reinforced central core to
resist the bulk of the gravity loading. The lateral loading
(horizontal force) on the building, is mainly due to the wind while
the gravity loading (downward force) is due to the weight of the
building (i.e., due to gravity).

In the tube within a tube architecture, it is of vital importance that
the horizontal forces on one wall be transfered to the other walls, so
that the entire structure will bend to the minimum extent possible. It
is also of vital importance that these horizontal forces be transfered
to the central core so that the entire structure bends uniformly as
one unit.

This is achieved by the use of a composite flooring system, which is
designed to act (in essence) as one super-large beam. The idea is to
connect the steel joists supporting the concrete slab, to the slab,

The combined steel joist-concrete slab, has sufficient strength to
transfer the lateral loading to the core and the other walls, so that
the building bends as little as possible, but when it does bend, it
bends as a unit. Click to join catapultthepropaganda


The Sixty State Street Building (Bosten) has solid steel beams
spanning the gap (of up to 40 feet) between the central core and
perimeter wall (these are the beams at the back and on the left in the
photo): See URL


Strangely, the authors of the FEMA Report "forget" to mention the 24 x
18 inch metal plates that were covered with shear studs and also set
in the concrete slab. THESE PLATES (together with the 6 foot long
diagonal bars and the welded and bolted truss connections) PROVIDED A
plates are the dark rectangular objects along the perimeter wall in
this photo:

TO TOPPLE THE TOWER cutter charges would be placed: 1) on the exterior
columns, 2) at the intersection of the floor assembly to the wall, and
3) on the inner core support columns and cross beams. Video analysis
indicates that one floor was taken out simultaneously with the whole
core structure being blasted to pieces.This photo shows the
unconcreted floor assembly abutting the exterior wall:

THE RED SQUARES in this diagram indicate the support columns of the
inner core. Notice the easy access to the support columns from the
elevators, stairways, storerooms, etc. TO TOPPLE SUCH A MASSIVE CORE
cutter charges would be placed on all columns and all cross beams at
each floor level all the way to Ground Zero.

SINCE Controlled Demolition is claims 70% of all 'removals' here are
some links to follow:

FROM: http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=2580

Mark Loizeaux, president of Controlled Demolition, Inc
Loizeaux said, "If I were to bring the towers down, I would put
explosives in the basement to get the weight of the building to help
collapse the structure."

Live link as of Oct. 10, 2004
www.cdi-uk.com Now why would this link be dead? Go to:


Walter Burien has more incredible news at http://cafr1.com/ The Al
Gore letter a must-read:


Greg Syzmanski has an avalanche of 9/11 True Stories:


Make sure you keep up with the frequent updates of Citizen Spook who
has a hutch that the Plame network was on to 9/11 and HAD TO BE OUTED:


Of course Karl Schwarz always has new 9/11 Aces up his sleeve:




The Rest Of The 911 Flight 93 Story

South Tower Exit Wounds Tell 9/11 Tale

Dirty Little 9/11 Secrets Exposed

Bush Responds To 911 Fireworks

Hollywood-like Fake Smoke Made 9/11

WTC 7 Smoke & Mirrors On 9/11

CBC 9/11 Video Secrets Revealed

911 CNN Reports Boeing 737s Struck WTC

Sneak Preview - 911 Pentagon Tapes

The Rest Of The 9/11 Street Engine Story

NYC Photos, Flight 93 Witnesses Identify 9/11 White Jet

On 9/11 An Ill Wind Blew to Booker School

WTC Jet Engine Confirmed NOT From Boeing 767

Second 911 Remote Control Antenna Verified

Avionics Expert-A 911 Remote Control Lesson for PM

WTC Cutter Charges Clearly Visible

Real 911 Science For PM - The ST Airliner Photo

PM Claims Landing Gear Made Pentagon 12 Foot Hole

PM Missed NASA 911-type Airliner Crash 20 Years Ago

Is Popular Mechanics Hiding 911 NYC Engine In Street Photo?

Missing Pentagon Jet Engine Identified?

Missing Pentagon Unobstructed Citgo Videos

2006-06-08 19:35:01 UTC

The Sunday Times June 04, 2006

The horrors really are your America, Mr Bush
Andrew Sullivan

`This is not America." Those words were President George W Bush's
attempt to explain the horrors of Abu Ghraib prison on the
Arabic-language network Alhurra in 2004. He spoke the words as if they
were an empirical matter, but a cognitive dissonance could be sensed
through them.

If the men and women who tortured and abused and murdered at Abu
Ghraib did not represent America, what did they represent? They wore
the uniforms of the United States military. They were under the
command of the American military. In the grotesque, grinning
photographs they clearly seemed to believe that what they were doing
was routine and approved.

And we now know from the official record that Donald Rumsfeld, the
defence secretary, had personally authorised the use of unmuzzled dogs
to terrify detainees long before Abu Ghraib occurred, exactly as we
saw in those photos. Does the secretary of defence not represent

Almost two years after the torture story broke Congress finally roused
itself and passed an amendment to a defence appropriations bill by
John McCain that forbade the use of any "cruel, inhuman and degrading
treatment" of detainees by any American official anywhere in the
world. It was passed by veto-proof margins and Bush signed it. But he
appended a "signing statement" insisting that, as commander-in-chief,
he retained the right to order torture if he saw fit.

And so on May 18 the nominee for CIA director, Michael Hayden, was
asked directly by Senator Dianne Feinstein whether he regarded
"waterboarding" as a legitimate interrogation technique. Hayden
replied: "Let me defer that to closed session, and I would be happy
to discuss it in some detail."

Huh? Why a closed session? Isn't the law crystal clear? Isn't
strapping a person to a board, tilting him so that his head is below
his feet, and pouring water through a cloth into his mouth to simulate
drowning a form of "cruel, inhuman and degrading" treatment? And isn't
that illegal? In America? Or is that not America either?

I ask these questions because so few in power in Washington want to go
there. When I have brought up the question of these atrocities in
front of senators and senior administration officials in private, I
have noticed something. Their eyes flicker down or away. Some refuse
to discuss the matter, as if it is too much to contemplate that the US
has become a country that detains people without trial or due process,
and reserves the right to torture them.

Or they tell me that however grotesque the charges Bush would never
approve of them. It's always someone else's responsibility. "This is
not who American servicemen are," Richard Armitage, the then deputy
secretary of state, insisted after Abu Ghraib. Or in the words of the
secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, in an interview with Al Arabiya:
"Americans do not do this to other people."

I know what these people are saying or trying to say. The vast
majority of American soldiers are decent, brave, honourable
professionals. The America I love and the Americans I know are
among the most admirable and open-hearted people on the planet.

But this much must also be said: the words of Bush and Rice and
Armitage are still untruths. That much we know. And last week, we
had to absorb another dark truth: that in a town called Haditha, US
Marines appear to have murdered women and children in cold blood and
covered it up.

There is also a new claim of a similar kind of massacre at a place
called Ishaqi. Last week the American military issued fresh ethical
guidelines for soldiers in Iraq. One marine commander told Time
magazine: "If 24 innocent civilians were killed by marines, this will
put a hole in the heart of every single marine."

I believe him. But I do not believe that this president has ever
acknowledged his own responsibility for the atrocities committed by
Americans on his watch and under his command. He simply cannot process
the fact that his own hand provided the signature that allowed torture
to spread like a cancer through the military and CIA.

He cannot acknowledge that his own war policy - of just enough troops
to lose - has created a war of attrition in Iraq in which soldiers are
often overwhelmed and demoralised and stretched to the limit, and so
more than usually vulnerable to the psychic snaps that sometimes lead
to atrocities.

His obdurate refusal to change course, to provide sufficient troops,
to fire his defence secretary, to embrace, rather than evade, the
McCain amendment has robbed him of any excuse, any evasion of

And yet he still evades it. Last week he spoke of Abu Ghraib as
something that had somehow happened to him and to his country, almost
as if he were not the commander-in-chief or president of the country
that had committed such abuse. When the evidence is presented to him,
he displaces it. He puts it to one side. In his mind America is a
force for good. And so it cannot commit evil. And if he says that
often enough it will somehow become true. In this way his powers of
denial kick in like a forcefield against reality.

It is, I think, an integral part of his own world view, which is that
of a former addict whose life was transformed by a rigid form of
fundamentalist Christianity. "[My faith] frees me to enjoy life and
not worry what comes next," he told the reporter Fred Barnes. When you
know you have been saved, when you know your motives are pure, when,
as Bush so often puts it, your "heart" is a good one, then it follows
that you cannot commit evil. Or if you do, it doesn't attach to you.
Somehow, it isn't yours, even when it is.

In this sense fundamentalist Christianity can enable evil by promoting
the lie that some humans have been saved from it. It misses the deeper
Christian truth that even good people can do bad things. It forgets
that what is noble about America is not that Americans are somehow
morally better than anyone else. But that it is a country with a
democratic system that helps expose the constancy of human evil, and
minimise its power through the rule of law, democratic accountability
and constitutional checks.

That system was devised by men who assumed the worst of people, not
the best, who expected Americans not to be better than any other
people, but the same. It was the wisdom of the system that would save
America, not the moral superiority of its people.

What is so tragic about this presidency is that it has simultaneously
proclaimed American goodness while dismantling the constitutional
protections and laws that guard against American evil. The good
intention has overwhelmed the fact of human fallibility. But reality -
human reality - eventually intrudes. Denial breaks down. The physical
evidence of torture, of murder, of atrocity, slowly overwhelms the
will to disbelieve in it.

I am sorry, Mr President. This is America. And you have helped make it so.

2006 Times Newspapers Ltd.
2006-06-08 20:05:46 UTC

The V-News reader who sent us this article adds: As with no many
issues today, ignorance of history obfuscates the underlying forces at
work in the gun control issue. Like nationalism, the right to keep and
bear arms was originally a "liberal" idea. Until the Enlightenment
only members of the aristocracy were allowed to have certain kinds of
weapons. This varied, but the basic idea championed by "pro-gun
campaigners" of the Enlightenment was deeply revolutionary: a man had
a right to defend himself, his family and his property from criminals
(and, in the 13 Colonies, even Kings) no matter what station he was
born into. Now, with gun control, we see a step backwards to a feudal
mentality where a ruling elite disarms its subjects and entrusts their
defense to a professional class -- soldiers or police. Interestingly,
the Swiss mentioned in this piece have a citizen army meant to avoid
just this problem. The widespread familiarity with guns means the
nation has low armed crime and accidents.



Why Citizens Should Be Allowed to Bear Arms
From the desk of Sean Gabb on Wed, 2006-06-07

The current debate on armed crime is depressingly predictable.
Everyone agrees something must be done. Just about everyone agrees
this something must include laws against the sale or carrying or
simple possession of weapons. More controls on weapons, the argument
goes, the fewer weapons on the street: therefore lower levels of armed

Now, this whole line of thinking is nonsense. Many European nations
have strict controls on the carrying of weapons. They also have high
levels of armed crime. Indeed, we are reaching the point where we
shall need to show proof of identity before buying knives and forks.

If we want to do something about armed crime that has any chance of
working, we need to rethink our entire approach. I would suggest that,
instead of trying to remove weapons from society, the authorities
should allow us to keep weapons for defence and to use them for

I am not talking about the right to carry baseball bats or pepper
sprays, or even various kinds of knife. These have their uses for
defence - but not against a determined criminal who may be younger and
faster and more experienced in close fighting. I am talking about the
right to arm ourselves with guns - and to use these where necessary to
protect our lives and property.

This is not a new approach. It is, rather, a return to the old policy
of countries such as Britain. Until the end of the 19th century,
anyone in Britain could walk into a gun shop and, without showing any
licence or any form of identification, buy as many guns and as much
ammunition as he wanted, and could carry loaded guns in public, and
could use these for selfdefence. The law not only allowed this, but
even expected it. We were encouraged to take primary responsibility
for our own protection. The function of the police was simply to

We should go back to this old approach. We should go back because it
is a question of fundamental human rights. The right to keep and bear
arms for defence is as fundamental as the rights to freedom of speech
and association. Anyone who is denied this right - to keep and bear
arms - is to some extent enslaved. That person has lost control over
his life. He is dependent on the State for protection.

The default reaction to this argument is to cry out in horror and ask
if I want a society where every criminal has a gun, and where every
domestic argument ends in a gun battle? The short answer is no. The
longer answer is to say that more guns do not inevitably mean more
killings. There is no evidence that they do. What passes for evidence
is little more than an excuse for not trusting ordinary people with
control over their own lives.

Take armed crime, both professional and domestic. Britain had no gun
controls before 1920, and very low rates of armed crime. Today,
Switzerland has few controls, and little armed crime. Those parts of
the US where guns are most common are generally the least dangerous.
There is no necessary correlation between guns and armed crime.

Focusing on professional crime, gun control is plainly a waste of
effort. Criminals will always get hold of guns if they want them. At
most, it needs a knowledge of the right pubs to visit. Plainly, the
maniacs who carried out the recent drive-by shooting in Manchester do
not seem to have read the Firearms Acts 1920-97. They do not seem to
have noticed that most guns are forbidden, and that the few that are
allowed must be licensed. All control really does is to disarm the
honest public, and let the armed criminals roam through them like a
fox through chickens.

Indeed, free ownership of guns may often reduce armed crime. The
current round of official gungrabbing began after the Hungerford
massacre back in August 1987. But the wrong lesson was learned then.
Just consider what might have happened had someone else beside Michael
Ryan been carrying a gun in Hungerford High Street. He might have been
cut down before firing more than a few shots. As it is, he killed
nearly 20 people before armed police could be brought in to stop the

Think of the burglaries, rapes and other crimes that might never
happen if the victims were armed, and therefore able to deal with
their aggressors on equal terms. Anyone can learn to fire a gun. And
nothing beats a bullet. As the old saying goes: "God made men equal,
and Smith and Wesson make damn sure it stays that way."

But let us move away from armed burglars and rapists and the
occasional lone psychopath. We need guns to protect us from the State.
So far from protecting us, the State is the main aggressor. A low
estimate puts the number of civilians murdered by states this century
at 56 million - and millions of these were children. In all cases,
genocide was preceded by gun control. How far would the Holocaust have
got if the Jews in Nazi Germany had been able to shoot back? How about
the Armenians? The Kulaks? The Chinese bourgeoisie? The Bosnians? In
all previous societies, guns and freedom have gone together. I doubt
if our own is any different.

I conclude with our own society. Our authorities have so far done
nothing to disarm violent criminals. There is nothing they can do in
the future to disarm them. This being so, can you seriously agree with
the argument that you should be disarmed, and therefore powerless to
defend yourself and your loved ones against the armed street trash who
are beginning to turn this country upside down?

Laugh at me. Call me mad. Call me evil. But just remember me when you
or your loved ones are being raped, or mugged, or dragged off never to
be seen again.

Dr Sean Gabb is the Director of the Libertarian Alliance. It exists to
put the radical case for freedom in social, economic and political
matters. Its web address is www.libertarian.co.uk. This article was
first published on 7 June 2006 in The Birmingham Post

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Since no one else wrote it,
Submitted by Flemish American on Thu, 2006-06-08

Since no one else wrote it, I have to begin with the Redneck

"If Guns Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Guns"

I have to give a lot of credit to the comment of Truth Serum about
enforcement afterwards. The idea of an armed society as described by
Dr. Gabb is a bit unrealistic in modern Europe, although I do agree
with his reasoning. However, making sure caught criminals pay the
price for their crimes is also a major key to fighting crime and most
western countries (North American and Europe) are having problems with
the loopholes exposed by unscrupulous lawyers and judicial systems
completely unable to cope with the rising crime wave.

Good registration systems that keep tabs on the guns without
infringing on a basic right to own and carry them is all that should
be required.

Besides, we have to support the sagging economy of Wallonia somehow.

Lord, grant me the strength to change the things I can; the serenity
to deal with the things I cannot change; and the wisdom to know the

Lawless 5
Submitted by truth serum on Thu, 2006-06-08

Of course law enforcement encompasses many areas. It's main function,
however, is deterrence. In order for potential criminals to be
detered, real criminals have to be prosecuted AFTER they have
committed a crime.

I guess we are looking at a classical 'Catch 22' situation.

lawless 4
Submitted by marcfrans on Thu, 2006-06-08

@ truth serum
I agree that "enforcement is not enough". That is why I argued for
explicit acceptance (in the law) of a right to self-defence. I even
argued for a presumption of a right to possession (and use!) of
defensive weapons (at least 'at home'), but this should be accompanied
with a concomitant duty and, thus, revoked in cases of clear 'abuse'.

I do not agree that enforcement "usually" occurs after a crime. Law
enforcement is much more than catching criminals after heinous crimes
have been committed. Law enforcement has a lot to do with taking
'minor' crimes serious, with keeping violent criminals in jail (i.e.
make the punishment fit the crime) and with taking the law in general
(immigration law etc...) serious. Of course, after reading Koenraad
Elst's latest excellent article over "open borders" on the Dutch part
of this website, one can doubt that there can be much law enforcement
in den belgique of today, characterized as it is by naive-left
sentimentalism among its educational establishment and bishops as well
as by selective demagoguery of its king and major politicians
(including its current prime-minister).

Lawless 3
Submitted by truth serum on Thu, 2006-06-08

Enforcement is not enough.

Enforcement usually only occurs once a crime has been committed.
If you are lucky, you only lost your purse...and not your life.

lawless #2
Submitted by marcfrans on Thu, 2006-06-08

@ truth serum
You are probably right to say that the law will not "impact" the
criminal. But ENFORCEMENT of the law surely will impact criminals.
Enforcement is a matter for the executive part of government. It
follows logically that the legislative part (which makes the laws)
should take 'enforcebility' into account when 'devising' laws. But do
they? Often, I fear, they do not.

Criminals are LAWLESS
Submitted by truth serum on Thu, 2006-06-08

A state can pass as many harsh laws they want on gun ownership, but
the law will only impact it's responsible and good citizens.....never
the criminal.

Criminals are in the business of breaking laws.

It is foolish to believe that the state, whether it is the military or
the local police will even be able to protect you. Just ask those
people who were on that train in France over New Years this past year.

Freedom AND clarity
Submitted by marcfrans on Thu, 2006-06-08

@ vicenc
I agree that individual freedom is important...very important...but so
are clarity and understanding. When you begin a sentence with "the
statistical side is not important" and when you claim that "it" may be
valid without specifying what "it" is, you certainly are not promoting

If the State regulates arms, via democratic processies, it is no more
"eradicating the idea of freedom" than when it regulates 'cars and
trafic'. Indeed, if you deny the State the ability to regulate
'dangerous things and activities' you are denying 'the 'people' their
right to selfgovern themselves via democratic processes. Democracy
cannot be equated with the 'jungle', and democratic politicians can be

I agree with you that people can be "manipulated" and that
"dependence" (on the State) tends to increase the risk for
manipulation. The 'solution' for these problems lies not in
individuals taking 'the law into their own hands', but rather in
defending freedom of opinion and (self)-critical thinking through

I also agree that people certainly have a right to self-defence and
even that there should be a presumption to a 'limited' right to
defensive weaponry. But with this latter 'right' MUST go a
responsibilty and, if abused, that right could be taken away. Hence
the need for 'regulation'.

Guns and Gabb
Submitted by dchamil on Thu, 2006-06-08

Two additional gun benefits: (1) An armed society is a polite society.
(2) Often the attacker does not know whether the intended victim is
armed. This increases the risk to the attacker. (I don't own a gun.)

A New Voice For Gun Rights In the EU?
Submitted by mlvernik on Thu, 2006-06-08

Conservative Culture reported on Sean Gabb from the Brussels Journal
who (I agree) had a great article.

It is amazing at just how blind libs are when it comes to the facts.
When a culture has the toughest controls and laws in regards to
weapons and they still find that crime rises what conclusion would one
come to?

Libs would say we need ID's for knives and tougher laws. Sean on the
other hand seems to be a breath of fresh air. The basic premise is
that the State can't prevent a crime, only punish after the fact. It
is therefore the right of the individual to be able to protect
themselves in the event a crime occurs while the police are not

Someone send this author an NRA membership patch for sheer guts to
speak the truth in a land that tolerates crime more than such
conservative views. Kudos to Sean.

The issue is Freedom
Submitted by vicenc on Thu, 2006-06-08

I don't think that the statistical side is important here. It might be
valid, but that's not why states forbid arms. The question is freedom
and the pride of Man before God and State.

By criminalising the very idea of bearing arms, by catering to the
coward in the soul of people, the State eradicates the idea of

Individual freedom is born of pride and strength. Which is born of the
will to fight and, if necessary, die for the ones who are dear to you.
Which is only possible if you are armed.

By disarming people, the State creates an easily cowed and
manipulated, increasingly dependent population.

For that matter, the (post)modern State has created forms of
dependency and limits to the individual freedom which border slavery.

So, arguments about if it's good or bad to bear arms might be valid,
but miss the point. More important is the psychological side.

If anything, people should be obliged to bear (and use in defence)
arms; that'll teach them Freedom. And the State, a bit of respect for
its citizens.

But then, I might be a bit Spanish and a bit old-fashioned; we were
always warriors at heart, and the capability to "shoot back" was
always important to our self-esteem.....

More question marks?
Submitted by marcfrans on Thu, 2006-06-08

I beg to differ with you on this point. I do not think that the
'democratic' quality of governance, nor of any political system, has
much to do with the degree of gun control. In fact one can observe
numerous NONdemocratic countries in the world where there is little -
if any - 'gun control', and there are also a number of democratic
countries with significant gun control. There simply is no observable
correlation between democracy and 'absence of gun control', and
neither is there a correlation between totalitarianism and gun

The 'democratic deficit' of the European Union does not result from
the varying degrees of gun control in the member states, but rather
primarily from the behavior of its 'elites' and, secondary from the
behavior of the voters. To illustrate, if Belgian politicians pass
laws that criminalise the expression of certain opinions, that has
nothing to do with the degree of gun control in that country, but
rather with the evolution of the 'broader culture' (which is largely
instigated through the educational system and media 'elites').

Perhaps a more reasonable hypothesis would be that, in a given
democratic culture, democracy has a better chance to survive (longer)
the more 'individualistic' its people tend to be. Because
'individualistic' people tend to be more 'resilient' against populism
and cultural orthodoxies over time. For this hypothesis to be useful,
however, the concept of "individualistic" would need to be further
more clearly defined.

"Gun control" always equals "people control"
Submitted by Lemuel Calhoon on Thu, 2006-06-08

I am familiar with the statistics on people killed by government that
the author cites. They exclude those killed in wars between nations.
The author R J Rummel coined the term "democide" for murder by

Marcfrans misses the point when he says "The issues of (1) wars
between states and of (2) depredations by totalitarian
communist/fascist governments against their own people, have nothing
to do with the question of the extent to which democratic polities
should regulate arms." The German people were disarmed under the
democratic Weimer government not the totaliarian Nazi regime. It is
civilian disarmament which allows a free people to be enslaved.

After reading this piece I have to wonder what happened to Mr. Gabb.
Since the European Union is becoming more unfree with each passing day
(something made possible by the unarmed state of the population) I
fear that he has been arrested and is now sitting in a cell.

Question marks?
Submitted by marcfrans on Wed, 2006-06-07

In modern urban societies, one could make a serious case for the right
'to bear arms', but one could equally make a serious case for strict
regulation of that right.

If it is true that there is no "necessary correlation between guns and
armed crime", it is equally true that there is no such "necessary
correlation between 'gun control' and armed crime". If armed crime
has been increasing in European countries, that is more likely related
to a number of 'cultural factors', such as (past) immigration policies
and (current) legislative/judicial reluctance to pursue 'repressive'
policies w.r.t. crime, than to gun control measures.

In any case, the argument made about (56 million) "civilians killed by
governments" over the past century is not a serious one. The issues
of (1) wars between states and of (2) depredations by totalitarian
communist/fascist governments against their own people, have nothing
to do with the question of the extent to which democratic polities
should regulate arms. It is hard to believe that the author would
even dare to make such an 'argument' and still expect to be taken

But, it remains of course true that , when governments are lax
vis-a-vis criminals, the argument for the 'right to bear arms'
strengthens. It is equally true that SUCH (lax) governments are
not likely to agree.
2006-06-09 04:24:02 UTC
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From: "Black Elk" <***@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.bush,alt.politics.democrats.d,
Subject: Cheney's Office Declares Exemption from Secrecy Oversight
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 20:53:30 -0600

Cheney's Office Declares Exemption from Secrecy Oversight

by Michelle Chen

June 7 - Thickening the haze of secrecy surrounding the executive
branch, the Office of Vice President Dick Cheney has declared itself
exempt from a yearly requirement to report how it uses its power to
classify secret information.

In its 2005 report to the president released last month, the
Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), a branch of the National
Archives, provides a quantitative overview of hundreds of thousands of
pages of classified and declassified documents. But the vice
president's input consists of a single footnote explaining that his
office failed to meet its reporting requirements for the third year in
a row.

Open-government advocates say Cheney's refusal to divulge even basic
information about classification activities reflects an alarming
pattern of broadening executive privilege while narrowing public

"It's part of a larger assertiveness by the Office of the Vice
President and a resistance to oversight," said Steve Aftergood of the
Project on Government Secrecy, a division of the public-interest
association Federation of American Scientists. "It's as if they're
saying, 'What we do is nobody's business.'"

Though not the only government entity to shrug off the reporting
duties, Cheney's office is unique in that it has actually issued a
public justification for its non-compliance. Cheney's office argued on
Monday that its dual role in the federal government places it above
the reporting mandate.

"This matter has been carefully reviewed, and it has been determined
that the reporting requirement does not apply to [the Office of the
Vice President], which has both executive and legislative functions,"
Lea McBride, a spokesperson for Cheney's office, told The NewStandard.

Cheney's press aides declined to specify to TNS how the office's
legislative role effectively exempted it from the executive order, or
why the office had complied prior to 2003.

In a May 30 letter to J. William Leonard, director of the ISOO, the
Project on Government Secrecy contended that Cheney's rationale was
illogical, because additional legislative functions should have no
bearing on the vice president's executive-branch obligations. Troubled
by the continued non-compliance, the organization warned that if the
ISOO did not act to enforce the vice president's responsibilities
under the executive order, "every agency will feel free to
re-interpret the order in idiosyncratic and self-serving ways."

Each year, the ISOO publishes data on the amount of information
classified by government entities, such as the Department of Justice
and the Pentagon, and broadly analyzes how the bureaucracy processes
national-security secrets. Mandated by an executive order, the report
is intended to encourage greater accountability and minimize secrecy.

In 2003 - around the time Cheney's office stopped reporting to the
ISOO - the Bush administration affirmed and expanded the vice
president's classification powers through a revision of Executive
Order 12958, the same order mandating the yearly ISOO assessment. The
amended order explicitly granted the vice president unprecedented
authority to classify information "in the performance of executive
duties," including the ability to label information "secret" and "top
secret" on par with the heads of federal agencies and the president

Critics also note another legal shield compounding the vice
president's reticence about how he handles secrets: Cheney enjoys
general immunity from the Freedom of Information Act, which empowers
members of the public with a process for demanding the release of
government documents.

Along with Cheney's office, the President's Foreign-Intelligence
Advisory Board and Homeland Security Council - both advisory bodies
attached to the White House - also failed to report classification
activity in 2005. In the footnote of its report, the ISOO suggested
that the loss of this information was inconsequential, because these
entities "historically have not reported quantitatively significant

However, Aftergood argued that because the annual report is a
statistical breakdown of information processed, the quantitative data
merely reflects the volume, not the individual public-interest value,
of the secrets withheld by the government.

The most recent report shows that decisions to classify information
have declined by about 9 percent since 2004, and the volume of newly
declassified information has risen slightly. But watchdogs say the
government is still amassing secrets at a disturbing rate: total
classification activity was over 60 percent higher in 2005 than in
2001. Overall, agencies reported 14.2 million classification decisions
last year.

Though Cheney's obfuscation of his classification activity has been
ongoing since 2003, the explosion of the Valerie Plame leak scandal,
which centers on the suspected retaliatory leak of a CIA agent's
identity by the White House, has invited fresh scrutiny of the
administration's political opacity. Some question whether Cheney has
wielded his power over secret government information to smear

In a February interview with Fox News, asked whether he had ever
exercised declassification powers, Cheney replied, "I've certainly
advocated declassification and participated in declassification
decisions," though he refused to elaborate on the nature of those

Aftergood said that the ISOO could try to compel Cheney to comply with
the executive order through enforcement mechanisms. These could
include sanctions, which under the ISOO's mandate might entail
"termination of classification authority" or "denial of access to
classified information" - or officially requesting an advisory ruling
from the attorney general to clarify the vice president's obligations.

Since receiving the letter, Leonard of the ISOO told TNS that he is
"currently pursuing the matter." Noting the novelty of Cheney's
defense, he added, "I am not aware of any other entity claiming any
such 'exemption.'"

Jennifer Gore, communications director for the watchdog group Project
on Government Oversight (POGO), pointed to a precedent for
public-interest advocates bringing legal challenges to curb executive
secrecy. Referring to the Watergate scandal, which also involved a
court battle over the White House's refusal to disclose incriminating
documents, she said, "In the past, when members of the executive
branch have voiced privilege as a reason not to turn something over,
then it's time to go to the courts."

To counterbalance the expansion of secrecy under the current
administration, POGO is also advocating the Executive Branch Reform
Act of 2006. The bill, introduced by Representatives Tom Davis
(R-Virginia) and Henry Waxman (D-California), targets new, vaguely
defined categories that build on the regular classification system,
mainly the "sensitive but unclassified" label that has enabled
agencies to limit public access to counterterrorism-related

Aftergood said that systemic problems in the classification system
undermine the public value of the ISOO's annual report, with or
without full compliance from agencies. To move toward genuine
transparency, he said, the ISOO's tracking should encompass more
aggressive, in-depth reviews of classified materials to monitor
whether federal operatives are overusing or abusing their privilege.

"What's really missing is a sense of the quality of the classification
activity," Aftergood said. "You could tell me how many things you
classify, but that doesn't give me any indication of whether you
exercised good judgment or not."


They knew...

Despite the whitewash, we know that the Bush administration
was warned before the war that its Iraq claims were weak.



From: "Black Elk" <***@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.bush,alt.politics.democrats.d,
Subject: More fuel for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s fire
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 20:45:56 -0600

Inquiry finds problems in 2004 election

Thu Jun 8, 2006

WASHINGTON - Many of the voting and counting mishaps of the bizarre
2000 general election were not fixed four years later and brand new
problems arose, including a rash of fraudulent voter registrations in
some areas, congressional investigators say.

A study of the 2004 election by the Government Accountability Office
concludes that paper ballots continued to be used extensively by small
jurisdictions, many polling places struggled to manage heavy early
voting and new federal requirements for voter identification were
applied unevenly by local officials across the country. The GAO
released the study Thursday.




They knew...

Despite the whitewash, we know that the Bush administration
was warned before the war that its Iraq claims were weak.

2006-06-11 22:36:15 UTC
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From: "Black Elk" <***@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.bush,alt.politics.democrats.d,
Subject: Democrats Closing Fundraising Gap With Republicans
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 07:28:36 -0600

Democrats Closing Fundraising Gap With Republicans

Increase in Grass-Roots Support Buoys Party as GOP Efforts Falter

By Jim VandeHei
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, June 11, 2006

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Despite the whitewash, we know that the Bush administration
was warned before the war that its Iraq claims were weak.

2006-06-12 00:08:41 UTC

DU admission stokes Gulf war health row

Special report: depleted uranium

Paul Brown, John Hooper in Berlin, Ian Black in Brussels, and Peter
Capella in Geneva
Thursday January 18, 2001

The Guardian

Depleted uranium shells fired by Britain in the Gulf war and the US in
Kosovo contained traces of plutonium and other highly radioactive
particles, the Ministry of Defence and the US department of energy
admitted yesterday.

The fact that DU rounds used by British and US forces contain far more
radioactive isotopes than uranium, which are more likely to cause
cancer, is bound to fuel the controversy over Gulf war syndrome.

But the additional risk to British and US servicemen was minimal
because the amounts of contaminants were so small, a MoD spokeswoman
in London said yesterday, echoing a Nato statement issued in Brussels.

The International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna was not so sure that
the dangers of uranium containing even traces of plutonium were small,
saying there was no data on what happened to contaminated depleted
uranium when released into the atmosphere.

David Kyd, spokesman for the agency, said: "The science simply can't
provide the answers in terms of the long-term consequences. It is
definitely worth investigating further, not only in the Balkans but
also in Iraq."

In Germany, the defence minister, Rudolf Scharping, yesterday summoned
the US charge d'affaires in Berlin to brief him on the issue.

The Ministry of Defence said the increase in radiation dose to British
servicemen handling the shells and operating in tanks with DU shielding
because of the contaminates was only 0.8%, so small as to be minimal.

However, other experts disagreed. John Large, of Large Associates,
said: "Once this has been fired in anger and is lying about in dust,
there is a huge difference in the dangers. A speck of plutonium is
hundreds of times more dangerous than uranium."

Mr Large said the only way that products of nuclear fission known as
transuranics - neptunium, plutonium, and americium - could get into
depleted uranium was through reprocessing. "I am amazed they have done

Both the US and UK defence organisations denied the uranium had been
reprocessed. The uranium had been supplied from the same civil source
in the US and had accidently been contaminated because it had been
placed in the same containers as reprocessed material.

Mr Kyd emphasised that the research so far on the effects of DU was
derived from monitoring miners dealing with natural uranium or the
consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Over the past 10 years of controversy about the impact of particles
released when DU shells hit their target, there had been no civilian
research on the battlefield until Nato told the UN where to find sites
it examined in Kosovo last year.

The IAEA, which is taking part in the UN investigation, was offered
some information about the effects of DU munitions by military
sources, but Mr Kyd said it was "still sketchy on what happens after

Mr Scharping also ordered a German laboratory, testing samples from
Kosovo, to look specifically for traces of plutonium. The University
of Bristol is also testing Kosovo samples of depleted uranium.

Mr Scharping made the move after it became known that a German
television programme to be transmitted tonight by the publicly-owned
ARD channel will turn the spotlight on documents from the US
Department of Defence which noted the possibility of plutonium traces
in its weapons.

A spokesman for the US embassy in Berlin said the documents were
openly available on US government websites.

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PART 5: The politics of indignation
By Mark Perry and Alastair Crooke

(For earlier articles in the series, please click here.)

The foundational belief of the "war on terrorism" is that militant
Islam is hollow. We are not fighting a credible movement with a set of
core beliefs, but "evildoers" - people who have nothing to say, who
are without values, who hate our freedoms and who want to return their
societies to the 7th century. Militant Islam is much like worldwide
communism, an empty shell that, if confronted with overwhelming power,
will crumple like burned paper. Not coincidentally, neo-conservatives
aver, the evildoers of militant Islam, a new class of post-Soviet
religious Bolsheviks, have taken root in a region that suffers from
the same maladies that fueled the "evil empire": state-engineered
poverty, endemic corruption, political oppression, access to weapons
of mass destruction, and a failed ideology.

For America's neo-conservatives, the past victory over the Stalinist
state and its Warsaw Pact allies points the way to the future. All
that needs be done to triumph over this evil is to replicate the late
US president Ronald Reagan's strategy of confrontation with the USSR:
increase defense spending, deploy Western armies to troubled regions,
undermine collaborationist societies, spread democracy, and counter
the evildoers' propaganda with political toughness. Those who counsel
caution (Colin Powell, Brent Scowcroft, George H W Bush - those who
called a halt to the first Gulf War after 100 hours and so saved
Saddam Hussein) do not understand that "managing" Middle Eastern
extremists, particularly in an era of benevolent US military hegemony,
is to signal a surrender against the forces of evil. Ronald Reagan had
it right: a little nudge and Islam's Nicolae Ceausescus will be hunted
in the streets.

This "implosion of tyrannies" belief is now a central tenet of
neo-conservative doctrine. Yet as a result of the Iraq debacle and the
seeming incoherence at the center of US and European policies, even
some of neo-conservatism's core believers are beginning to have
doubts. In a series of recent articles and a best-selling book,
Francis Fukuyama - one of neo-conservatism's charter members and a
scholar most responsible for establishing its post-Reagan bona fides
(particularly in The End of History and the Last Man) - exiled himself
from the movement and critiqued its mistakes. Writing in the British
newspaper The Guardian, Fukuyama accused the neo-conservatives of
"overreaching" in Iraq "to such an extent that they risk undermining
their goals".

Saying that "neo-conservatism is something I can no longer support",
Fukuyama directly attributes its failing to its interpretation of the
end of the Cold War. "The way it ended shaped the thinking of
supporters of the Iraq war in two ways," Fukuyama wrote. "First, it
seems to have created an expectation that all totalitarian regimes
were hollow and would crumble with a small push from outside. This
helps explain the Bush administration's failure to plan adequately for
the insurgency that emerged. The war's supporters seemed to think that
democracy was a default condition to which societies reverted once
coercive regime change occurred, rather than a long-term process of
institution-building and reform."

Fukuyama expands his claim by adding that neo-conservatives have not
only misread the history of the end of the Cold War, they have failed
to understand the true nature of democratic political institutions and
how they are established. In fact, the neo-conservatives (and
Fukuyama) also misread the Cold War's beginnings.

The West's response to the Soviet threat was shaped by the military
lessons of World War II. The two American military giants of that
conflict, Generals George C Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower, emerged
from the war convinced that the United States and its allies needed to
follow a policy in which communism was contained, but never directly

Their view was adopted not simply because they believed it provided
the best chance for ultimate victory, but because (contrary to the
"greatest generation" historical narrators), US soldiers had not
acquitted themselves particularly well in the fight against the Axis.
At the height of the conflict (at the time of Germany's
counteroffensive in late 1944), the rate of desertion in US units
reached an astounding 45.2 per thousand - the highest rate of any
Allied army - and the beginnings of domestic impatience with the
length of the war was becoming obvious. As a result of this, Marshall
and Eisenhower shaped and implemented a foreign policy that
contradicted General George Patton's strutting dictum that "Americans
love a good fight". In fact, they don't, and Marshall and Eisenhower
knew it.

The resulting Cold War strategy followed Marshall's and Eisenhower's
unofficial dicta: fight only when you have to, never fight alone, and
never fight for long. These beliefs were reinforced by British
military thinkers, including Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery and
Winston Churchill, whose experience at "scraping the bottom of the
barrel" for combat soldiers in the Second War stripped Great Britain
of yet another generation of young men. So it was that over the course
of a generation, the United States and its allies played a "zero-sum
game", fighting a series of "partition wars" (in Korea and Vietnam)
and "proxy conflicts" (in Afghanistan) that bled the Soviets of their
moral authority, economic growth and political will.

Winston Churchill predicted this. Meeting Eisenhower in Lisbon in 1947
for the founding conference of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO), Churchill summarized his views of how communism might be
defeated: "We wait," he said. Eisenhower responded with a question:
"For how long?" Churchill did not hesitate - for about 50 years, he
said. He was wrong: in 1999, the Soviet Union and communism had been
dead for 10 years.

While there is little doubt that Ronald Reagan's confrontational style
and defense buildup accelerated the Western vision, it is also clear
that he did not singly or solely cause the fall of the Soviet Union.

The strategy that was followed by the West was cumulative, coherent
and implemented through the dependence on the creation of a
painstaking alliance of democracies who believed in the efficacy of
international law and an appeal to international opinion. To claim
otherwise is not only to misread history, but to misread the
willingness of the American and European peoples to engage in
ill-defined, unilateralist and seemingly endless foreign conflicts.
This misreading is the direct result of a fusion of the belief that
militant Islam replicates the Reagan era with a (Bernard) Lewisian
perception that Islam is a form of medieval tyranny. This is
intellectual casuistry. It has resulted in the needless deaths of
thousands of young soldiers and innocent civilians in a war that is so
morally bankrupt that it may lead to our, not their, implosion.

Defining terrorism

Paradoxically, the Arab world's takfiris (those militantly intolerant
of "infidels") mirror the West's conclusions about the collapse of the
Soviet Union, reading history through the optic of the Russian
withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar, Ayman Zawahiri and their revolutionary
supporters believe that international communism's collapse is directly
attributable to the mujahideen's political and military pressure. It
hardly matters whether this reading is correct (though, as we have
noted, it seems unlikely that the Soviet collapse is single-sourced).
The reason for the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Soviet
Union's subsequent collapse is clear: a major Western power imploded
as the result of a defeat at the hands of militant Islam. For
al-Qaeda, the differences between the USSR and its American and
European antagonists are marginal - Marxism is a uniquely Western
world view, rooted in the views of a German philosopher writing in a
London library. The lessons derived from the Soviet collapse are,
therefore, applicable to the United States.

Speaking three years before September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden laid
out al-Qaeda's strategy, saying that just as the Soviets were defeated
as a result of their failed war in Afghanistan, so now the United
States would be defeated in the same way. But bin Laden implied that
his would not be a military victory; rather, he said that the United
States would turn in on itself from within, just as the Soviets had:
"What is true is that God granted the chance of jihad in Afghanistan,
Chechnya and Bosnia, and we are assured that we can wage jihad against
the enemies of Islam, in particular against the greater external enemy
- the Crusader-Jewish alliance."

Bin Laden expanded on this message in the wake of September 11 in
several televised videotapes, each of them reflecting a relatively
sophisticated understanding of the weaknesses of Western societies.
"We have no difficulty in dealing with [US President George W] Bush
and his administration because they resemble the regimes in our
countries, half of which are ruled by the military and the other half
by the sons of kings," bin Laden told one interviewer. "They have a
lot of pride, arrogance and thievery. [Bush] adopted despotism and the
crushing of freedoms from Arab rulers - calling it the Patriot Act
under the guise of combating terrorism."

Author and scholar Faisal Devji, an assistant professor of history at
New York's New School University, has provided Western readers with a
small but powerful essay that focuses on militant Islam's message.
Devji's "Landscapes of the Jihad" may well be the most thoroughgoing
and insightful treatment of al-Qaeda in the West - shorn of the
language of America's rising class of terrorologists, Devji refuses to
slum with the pundits or accept that what Osama bin Laden and his
lieutenants say is "rigmarole".

Reflecting on bin Laden's post-September 11 messages, he provides this
exegesis of bin Laden's words: "The hollowness of the World Trade Center,
whose imposing towers crumbled so easily in the face of al-Qaeda's
attack, represented the void at the heart of Western civilization
itself, not least because the attacks of September 11 were followed
by a significant if partial breakdown of America's much-vaunted
culture of democratic rights and civil liberties, including even
a suspension of certain provisions of the Geneva Convention."

Devji then adds: "This fact was not lost upon any participant in the
jihad, to whom it demonstrated that the West's moral superiority was
not only hypocritical, because its boasted freedom was based upon the
un-freedom of others, but hollow as well, because it could not
preserve this freedom even for its own citizens."

Osama bin Laden's thinking mirrors the views of America's takfiris -
if you simply poke at the West's structure it will crumble like burned
paper. In fact, according to bin Laden, the attacks of September 11
were of little account in terms of actual damage, particularly when
compared with the damage the US would inflict on itself in its reaction:
the United States and its allies would turn in on themselves; they
would seal their borders, spy on their own people, expand domestic
police powers, detain people without a warrant, hold people without
evidence, torture suspects, violate international norms and subvert
foreign governments - becoming, in his words, "a suicide state".

So too, it would seem odd that Western governments would deny
liberties to their own citizens but grant them to others; more likely
we (we in the West, that is) would, and have, demanded that "our" (and
the sense of property here is not accidental - for "our" allies are
"our" friends in more than a passing sense) allied Kemalists suppress
all resistance to the Western anti-terrorism program, accept Western
counter-terrorism funding, agree to US military training, open their
societies to "our" (Western) monitoring and, finally, suppress Islamic
parties participating in free, fair and open elections - because while
Islamists might adopt different tactics, there are "no major
differences in goals".

This, in fact, is the doctrine of Islamic revolutionaries: that in
refusing to differentiate between al-Qaeda and more moderate groups,
in refusing to empower them in their own societies, and in denying the
peoples of the region the tools of democracy and self-government that
the West extols, the United States and its allies would actually help
to spread the jihad, just as the Soviet Union had done by its actions
in Afghanistan. Our claim in our first article in this series (Talking
with the 'terrorists', March 31) - that America's takfiris actually
mirror the beliefs of Islam's revolutionaries - now seems particularly
pertinent, and eerily Straussian. Islam's revolutionaries see the
materialism and self-centeredness of secular liberal society as a
destructive mechanism at the heart of Western society.

They view the purposelessness of lives based on a consumerism leading
to corruption, fragmentation and, inevitably, nihilism. They see
Western commercial interests as dehumanizing and exploitative and its
financial structure skewed toward large corporations at the expense of
the individual and community enterprise. Finally, they believe that
the United States and its allies are incapable of differentiating
between moderate "revivalist" Islam and militant "revolutionary" Islam
- are incapable of differentiating between the Muslim Brotherhood,
Hamas, Hezbollah, Jamaat e-Islami (all of whom endorse democratic
practices, have fielded candidates in elections and, in the case of
Hamas, have actually taken their place in government) and, say,
al-Qaeda in Iraq. These revolutionaries not only believe that Western
leaders will fail to differentiate the "revolutionaries" from the
"revivalists", they are counting on it.

The invasion of Iraq has provided Osama bin Laden with the
circumstances in which to build a genuine Salafist revolutionary
movement by capitalizing on the West's missteps and miscalculations.
His aim is to create a revolutionary climate that will radicalize the
Islamic world and lead to the fall of the Arab "colonial" regimes. The
Salafist methodology is neither medieval nor regressive, but global,
modern and without borders. Its methods are sophisticated,
psychological, nuanced and carefully planned. These are not
barbarians, they do not babble; while the United States has focused on
September 11, Osama bin Laden's jihadist movement has diligently
worked to broaden its appeal by purposely talking to its
co-religionists with words that reflect the language of the oppressed.

It has responded to our military strategy by speaking not of victory,
but of respect and dignity and self-determination. "Violence, though
definitive of the jihad today, is probably the least important of
these responses, and likely the most short-lived compared to the other
transformations that al-Qaeda has wrought," Faisal Devji writes.
"Indeed such violence might well represent the final agony of an
old-fashioned politics centered on a specific geography and based on a
history of common needs, interest or ideas. Rather than marking the
emergence of a new kind of Muslim politics, in other words, al-Qaeda's
jihad may signal the end of such politics."

It is this, then, that causes our "angst" - our feeling that somehow
we have gotten the "war on terrorism" wrong; that we are not winning
this conflict and that, in continuing our current policies, we cannot
win it. We have a growing sense that the enemy we are fighting cannot
be contained, limited or quarantined, that its foot soldiers are not
easily identified, that its ideology is ever-changing, that its
methods have less to do with violence than with the use of language.
That what we face is not simply an insurgency in Iraq, or car bombs in
Beirut, or bombings on our subways, but a coalescing transnational
intifada that does not so much oppose our beliefs as demand that we
live up to them - and that somehow gains strength with every aircraft
carrier that we deploy.

Our colleague Jeff Aronson - who joined us in Beirut for our exchanges
with the leaders of political Islam, puts this another way: "We have
to come to terms with a disturbing and blunt truth and finally face it
- that after September 11 a segment of [the] planet celebrated. We
cannot simply pass it off, we cannot ignore it. We have to face it."

After September 11, the West is evincing a growing unease that we can
now begin to characterize, that identifies the "long-known
vulnerability of our complex civilization" that makes us question our
most "deep-seated conceptual presuppositions". That "angst" - simply
stated - grows from our having not listened to or understood the enemy
we are fighting. Instead, we have drowned out the diverse voices of
Islam with our own univocal ascriptions, while our enemy continues to
evade our attempts to frame his existence. The "angst" comes from the
slow realization that our policies have begun to reflect a hypocrisy
in spreading our most cherished ideal. We say we support democracy,
but our most recent initiatives seem purposely designed to undermine it.

A leading foreign-policy figure in the United States, though not a US
official, recently accompanied us to Beirut for discussions with a
Hamas official. His purpose was to explore Hamas' views toward Israel
and the conditions under which Hamas might be willing to accede to
Israel's recognition. The discussion was detailed and fruitful, as it
identified Hamas' views that recognition should include a reciprocal
exchange in which Israel recognized the legitimacy of Palestinian
aspirations and rights and that recognition be discussed at the
conclusion of a deeper comprehensive settlement.

The foreign-policy figure came away from our meetings impressed by
Hamas' grasp of the current political environment and its dedication
to good governance. Disappointment followed the meeting, however, when
the United States adopted a "soft coup" policy aimed at "punishing the
Palestinian people for making the wrong electoral decision". Our
colleague's response to this policy unveiled the "vulnerability" at
the heart of "presuppositions" and the "angst" that we now feel:
"Perhaps I am mistaken in this," he reflected wryly, "but I was under
the impression that punishing the innocent for political gain is the
definition of terrorism."

That the West does not live up to its beliefs - and that
contradictions plague the Western program for the Islamic world - is
the subject of many of bin Laden's video commentaries. "The killing of
innocent civilians, as Americans and some intellectuals claim, is
really very strange talk," he said in an October 2001 interview. "Who
said that our children and civilians are not innocent and that
shedding their blood is justified? That it is lesser in degree?

"When we kill their innocents, the entire world from east to west
screams at us, and America rallies its allies, agents, and the sons of
agents. Who said that our blood is not blood, but theirs is? Who made
this pronouncement? Who has been getting killed in our countries for
decades? More than 1 million children died in Iraq and others are
still dying. Why do we not hear someone screaming or condemning, or
even someone's words of consolation of condolence?"

For bin Laden, says Devji, killing "has become the instrument of
achieving equality with the enemy", and he goes on to quote bin
Laden's October 2001 analysis of the September 11 attacks: "Just as
they're killing us, we have to kill them so that there will be a
balance of terror."

For bin Laden, the guilt of Western leaders for implementing policies
that killed innocent Muslims is shared by all. The American people put
Bush in office, returned Prime Minister Tony Blair to 10 Downing
Street, and hence institutionalized the war with Islam. We - we in the
West - are all guilty, bin Laden claims. "Your security is in your own
hands," he says, "and each state which does not harm our security will
remain safe."

The war of the takfiris

As we have criticized "America's takfiris" for promoting false
political categories that rob language of its meaning and cultures of
their diversity, so now we are confirmed that Islam's revolutionaries
stand in the same dock as their antagonists. As we believe that the
neo-conservatives have done violence to the central pillar of "our"
Western "values" - tolerance - so too it seems eminently clear that in
holding all guilty, bin Laden and his takfiri allies believe that
their actions are not subject to Islamic legal restraints, especially
those prohibiting the killing of non-combatants.

His explanation is that Islam is fighting an existential battle
against an intransigent enemy and that differentiating between
innocent and guilty is a useless enterprise, since "they're all the
same" (that is, the West's culture is "ethnocentric"). He would
undoubtedly argue that any exercise that fails to recognize the fact
of Western oppression is guilty of moral relativism. His failure is
ours: a refusal to differentiate, a desire to hold all responsible, to
sharpen our intellectual incisors on a foundation of collective guilt,
not only to divide the world into "us" and "them", but then having
dipped into this bit of vacuous legerdemain to suppose that when we talk
about building a just world we're lying - but he's telling the truth.

Our response has been consistent:

We understand that one does not become a revolutionary through
science, as Marxists believe, but out of indignation. We understand
that there are grievances and that it is possible they are just. But
all humans are caught by involuntary responsibility and guilt by
circumstance, and not just those who have suffered through colonialism
or exploitation. Oedipus did not want to marry his mother and murder
his father, but he did it - and it's a crime. Nor is it necessary for
us to dissociate ourselves from our own history simply because it is
sometimes shameful.

That we engaged in an inquisition does not make our condemnation of
any future inquisition moot; our support for Saddam Hussein does not
justify his gassing of the people of Halabja, September 11 does not
justify Haditha. We are not naive. We know, in philosopher Maurice
Merleau-Ponty's formulation, that "there is no line between good
people and the rest and that, in war, the most honorable causes prove
themselves by means that are not honorable". Still, "that the bully
does not know what he is doing does not excuse the bully". We do not
love peace out of weakness, but because of the strength of our belief
that peace is the only course that will assure us a future.

We have talked with those political Islamists whom we define as
"revivalists" because they derive their beliefs from a set of
principles that human actions must be moral and just. They believe
that there is an indisputable system of values, articulated in the
foundations of their religion, that provide a guide for all actions:
not simply that policies must be grounded in principles, but that the
ends can never justify the means. These "revivalists" are committed to
the proposition that as God has given humans the right to choose their
beliefs, so too God has given individuals the right to choose their

The takfiris on both sides reject these principles, holding that some
lives are inherently more valued than others, that "there must be a
balance of terror", that "pity is treason", that the innocent may be
made to pay for the crimes of the guilty, that "power is virtue", that
all compromise is perfidy, that the ends justify the means.

The "revivalists" believe that there is justice in the universe, that
it must be pursued and that it can be implemented, no matter how
imperfectly. Not all people pay for their crimes and some are even
rewarded. But our celebration of justice is not dependent on its
perfection. The people who fell to their deaths through the air of
lower Manhattan did not bear the guilt of a generation of leaders, any
more than all Sunnis are responsible for the tragedy of Karbala, or
all Jews for Israel's occupation, or all Christians for Auschwitz, or
all Shi'ites for Iraq's death squads. People are responsible for their

Saying what we mean

In preparation for this article, we returned to the Middle East region
for the specific purpose of discussing the "war of values" between
Islam and the West and the deepening despair that seems to grip our
societies. We reviewed with our interlocutors our briefings in
Washington, London and Brussels and bluntly reviewed the increasingly
remote possibility that the West would recognize and differentiate
among the several forms of Islamism.

Our Hamas interlocutors found our review of our meetings in Washington
particularly compelling, but were angered by the West's rejection of
what they viewed as Hamas' good-faith commitment to provide good
governance for their people. "How are we to view what you are doing to
our people?" a Hamas leader asked. "And we are forced to conclude -
when we say we're for democracy you say we're lying, but when you say
you're for democracy we know you don't mean it."

Another Islamist leader listened closely to our report, but then
issued an emotional response dripping with sarcasm: "So that's why you
killed all those people in Fallujah," he said. "It's because they
didn't agree with your values."

But by far our most interesting exchange came in Amman, with a
respected and dignified Iraqi leader who spent years in the West but
has seen his country "ripped apart by your policies, and infiltrated
by the jihadists you created". He listened politely to our
presentation and thought for a moment. "For years and years we have
talked and pleaded with you," he said. "We told you we did not want
kings and princes over us, but you did not listen. We told you we
wanted a future for the Palestinian people, but you did not listen. We
said we wanted a fair price for our resources, but you did not listen.
And we said that we wanted you out of our lives and our societies, but
still you did not listen.

"And then the great tragedy of September 11 happened and we were sad,
but in our hearts we all asked you the only question that matters:
'Are you listening now?'"

And here he paused again, dissatisfied with his metaphor and suddenly
discomfited by the meaning behind his words. It was not what he had
meant to say and so he shifted uncomfortably, feeling the need to
amend what he had said. And so he spoke of his religion, emphasizing
the importance of the Koran in the life of a Muslim. "Its central
message is so important that it is almost never stated in our
societies," he told us, "and it is simply this: God 'speaks' in the
Koran and human beings learn by listening."

Alastair Crooke and Mark Perry are the co-directors of Conflicts
Forum, a London-based group dedicated to providing an opening to
political Islam. Crooke is the former Middle East adviser to European
Union High Representative Javier Solana and served as a staff member
of the Mitchell Commission investigating the causes of the second
intifada. Perry is a Washington, DC-based political consultant and the
author of six books on US history.

2006 Asia Times Online Ltd.
2006-06-12 21:04:35 UTC

April 27, 2006

Breaking the Last Taboo
The United States of Israel?


Stephen Walt towers over me as we walk in the Harvard sunshine past
Eliot Street, a big man who needs to be big right now (he's one of two
authors of an academic paper on the influence of America's Jewish
lobby) but whose fame, or notoriety, depending on your point of view,
is of no interest to him. "John and I have deliberately avoided the
television shows because we don't think we can discuss these important
issues in 10 minutes. It would become 'J' and 'S', the personalities
who wrote about the lobby - and we want to open the way to serious
discussion about this, to encourage a broader discussion of the forces
shaping US foreign policy in the Middle East."

"John" is John Mearsheimer, a political scientist at the University of
Chicago. Walt is a 50-year-old tenured professor at the John F Kennedy
School of Government at Harvard. The two men have caused one of the
most extraordinary political storms over the Middle East in recent
American history by stating what to many non-Americans is obvious:
that the US has been willing to set aside its own security and that of
many of its allies in order to advance the interests of Israel, that
Israel is a liability in the "war on terror", that the biggest Israeli
lobby group, Aipac (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee), is
in fact the agent of a foreign government and has a stranglehold on
Congress - so much so that US policy towards Israel is not debated
there - and that the lobby monitors and condemns academics who are
critical of Israel.

"Anyone who criticises Israel's actions or argues that pro-Israel
groups have significant influence over US Middle East policy," the
authors have written, "...stands a good chance of being labelled an
anti-Semite. Indeed, anyone who merely claims that there is an Israeli
lobby runs the risk of being charged with anti-Semitism ...
Anti-Semitism is something no-one wants to be accused of." This is
strong stuff in a country where - to quote the late Edward Said - the
"last taboo" (now that anyone can talk about blacks, gays and lesbians)
is any serious discussion of America's relationship with Israel.

Walt is already the author of an elegantly written account of the
resistance to US world political dominance, a work that includes more
than 50 pages of references. Indeed, those who have read his Taming
Political Power: The Global Response to US Primacy will note that the
Israeli lobby gets a thumping in this earlier volume because Aipac
"has repeatedly targeted members of Congress whom it deemed
insufficiently friendly to Israel and helped drive them from office,
often by channelling money to their opponents."

But how many people in America are putting their own heads above the
parapet, now that Mearsheimer and Walt have launched a missile that
would fall to the ground unexploded in any other country but which is
detonating here at high speed? Not a lot. For a while, the mainstream
US press and television - as pro-Israeli, biased and gutless as the
two academics infer them to be - did not know whether to report on
their conclusions (originally written for The Atlantic Monthly, whose
editors apparently took fright, and subsequently reprinted in the
London Review of Books in slightly truncated form) or to remain
submissively silent. The New York Times, for example, only got round
to covering the affair in depth well over two weeks after the report's
publication, and then buried its article in the education section on
page 19. The academic essay, according to the paper's headline, had
created a "debate" about the lobby's influence.

They can say that again. Dore Gold, a former ambassador to the UN, who
now heads an Israeli lobby group, kicked off by unwittingly proving
that the Mearsheimer-Walt theory of "anti-Semitism" abuse is correct.
"I believe," he said, "that anti-Semitism may be partly defined as
asserting a Jewish conspiracy for doing the same thing non-Jews engage
in." Congressman Eliot Engel of New York said that the study itself
was "anti-Semitic" and deserved the American public's contempt.

Walt has no time for this argument. "We are not saying there is a
conspiracy, or a cabal. The Israeli lobby has every right to carry on
its work - all Americans like to lobby. What we are saying is that
this lobby has a negative influence on US national interests and that
this should be discussed. There are vexing problems out in the Middle
East and we need to be able to discuss them openly. The Hamas
government, for example - how do we deal with this? There may not be
complete solutions, but we have to try and have all the information

Walt doesn't exactly admit to being shocked by some of the responses
to his work - it's all part of his desire to keep "discourse" in the
academic arena, I suspect, though it probably won't work. But no-one
could be anything but angered by his Harvard colleague, Alan
Dershowitz, who announced that the two scholars recycled accusations
that "would be seized on by bigots to promote their anti-Semitic
agendas". The two are preparing a reply to Dershowitz's 45-page
attack, but could probably have done without praise from the white
supremacist and ex-Ku Klux Klan head David Duke - adulation which
allowed newspapers to lump the name of Duke with the names of
Mearsheimer and Walt. "Of Israel, Harvard and David Duke," ran the
Washington Post's reprehensible headline.

The Wall Street Journal, ever Israel's friend in the American press,
took an even weirder line on the case. "As Ex-Lobbyists of Pro-Israel
Group Face Court, Article Queries Sway on Mideast Policy" its headline
proclaimed to astonished readers. Neither Mearsheimer nor Walt had
mentioned the trial of two Aipac lobbyists - due to begin next month -
who are charged under the Espionage Act with receiving and
disseminating classified information provided by a former Pentagon
Middle East analyst. The defence team for Steven Rosen and Keith
Weissman has indicated that it may call Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley to the stand.

Almost a third of the Journal's report is taken up with the
Rosen-Weissman trial, adding that the indictment details how the two
men "allegedly sought to promote a hawkish US policy toward Iran by
trading favours with a number of senior US officials. Lawrence
Franklin, the former Pentagon official, has pleaded guilty to misusing
classified information. Mr Franklin was charged with orally passing on
information about a draft National Security Council paper on Iran to
the two lobbyists... as well as other classified information. Mr
Franklin was sentenced in December to nearly 13 years in prison..."

The Wall Street Journal report goes on to say that lawyers and "many
Jewish leaders" - who are not identified - "say the actions of the
former Aipac employees were no different from how thousands of
Washington lobbyists work. They say the indictment marks the first
time in US history that American citizens... have been charged with
receiving and disseminating state secrets in conversations." The paper
goes on to say that "several members of Congress have expressed
concern about the case since it broke in 2004, fearing that the
Justice Department may be targeting pro-Israel lobbying groups, such
as Aipac. These officials (sic) say they're eager to see the legal
process run its course, but are concerned about the lack of
transparency in the case."

As far as Dershowitz is concerned, it isn't hard for me to sympathise
with the terrible pair. He it was who shouted abuse at me during an
Irish radio interview when I said that we had to ask the question
"Why?" after the 11 September 2001 international crimes against
humanity. I was a "dangerous man", Dershowitz shouted over the air,
adding that to be "anti-American" - my thought-crime for asking the
"Why?" question - was the same as being anti-Semitic. I must, however,
also acknowledge another interest. Twelve years ago, one of the
Israeli lobby groups that Mearsheimer and Walt fingers prevented any
second showing of a film series on Muslims in which I participated for
Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel - by stating that my "claim" that
Israel was building large Jewish settlements on Arab land was "an
egregious falsehood". I was, according to another Israeli support
group, "a Henry Higgins with fangs", who was "drooling venom into the
living rooms of America."

Such nonsense continues to this day. In Australia to launch my new
book on the Middle East, for instance, I repeatedly stated that Israel
- contrary to the anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists - was not
responsible for the crimes of 11 September 2001. Yet the Australian
Jewish News claimed that I "stopped just millimetres short of
suggesting that Israel was the cause of the 9/11 attacks. The audience
reportedly (and predictably) showered him in accolades."

This was untrue. There was no applause and no accolades and I never
stopped "millimetres" short of accusing Israel of these crimes against
humanity. The story in the Australian Jewish News is a lie.

So I have to say that - from my own humble experience - Mearsheimer
and Walt have a point. And for a man who says he has not been to
Israel for 20 years - or Egypt, though he says he had a "great time"
in both countries - Walt rightly doesn't claim any on-the-ground
expertise. "I've never flown into Afghanistan on a rickety plane, or
stood at a checkpoint and seen a bus coming and not known if there is
a suicide bomber aboard," he says.

Noam Chomsky, America's foremost moral philosopher and linguistics
academic - so critical of Israel that he does not even have a regular
newspaper column - does travel widely in the region and acknowledges
the ruthlessness of the Israeli lobby. But he suggests that American
corporate business has more to do with US policy in the Middle East
than Israel's supporters - proving, I suppose, that the Left in the
United States has an infinite capacity for fratricide. Walt doesn't
say he's on the left, but he and Mearsheimer objected to the invasion
of Iraq, a once lonely stand that now appears to be as politically
acceptable as they hope - rather forlornly - that discussion of the
Israeli lobby will become.

Walt sits in a Malaysian restaurant with me, patiently (though I can
hear the irritation in his voice) explaining that the conspiracy
theories about him are nonsense. His stepping down as dean of the
Kennedy School was a decision taken before the publication of his
report, he says. No one is throwing him out. The much-publicised
Harvard disclaimer of ownership to the essay - far from being a
gesture of fear and criticism by the university as his would-be
supporters have claimed - was mainly drafted by Walt himself, since
Mearsheimer, a friend as well as colleague, was a Chicago scholar, not
a Harvard don.

But something surely has to give.

Across the United States, there is growing evidence that the Israeli
and neo-conservative lobbies are acquiring ever greater power. The
cancellation by a New York theatre company of My Name is Rachel Corrie
- a play based on the writings of the young American girl crushed to
death by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza in 2003 - has deeply shocked
liberal Jewish Americans, not least because it was Jewish American
complaints that got the performance pulled.

"How can the West condemn the Islamic world for not accepting Mohamed
cartoons," Philip Weiss asked in The Nation, "when a Western writer
who speaks out on behalf of Palestinians is silenced? And why is it
that Europe and Israel itself have a healthier debate over Palestinian
human rights than we can have here?" Corrie died trying to prevent the
destruction of a Palestinian home. Enemies of the play falsely claim
that she was trying to stop the Israelis from collapsing a tunnel used
to smuggle weapons. Hateful e-mails were written about Corrie. Weiss
quotes one that reads: "Rachel Corrie won't get 72 virgins but she got
what she wanted."

Saree Makdisi - a close relative of the late Edward Said - has
revealed how a right-wing website is offering cash for University of
California at Los Angeles (UCLA) students who report on the political
leanings of their professors, especially their views on the Middle
East. Those in need of dirty money at UCLA should be aware that class
notes, handouts and illicit recordings of lectures will now receive a
bounty of $100. "I earned my own inaccurate and defamatory 'profile',"
Makdisi says, "...not for what I have said in my classes on English
poets such as Wordsworth and Blake - my academic speciality, which the
website avoids mentioning - but rather for what I have written in
newspapers about Middle Eastern politics."

Mearsheimer and Walt include a study of such tactics in their report.
"In September 2002," they write, "Martin Kramer and Daniel Pipes, two
passionately pro-Israel neo-conservatives, established a website
(www.campus-watch.org) that posted dossiers on suspect academics and
encouraged students to report behaviour that might be considered
hostile to Israel... the website still invites students to report
'anti-Israel' activity."

Perhaps the most incendiary paragraph in the essay - albeit one whose
contents have been confirmed in the Israeli press - discusses Israel's
pressure on the United States to invade Iraq. "Israeli intelligence
officials had given Washington a variety of alarming reports about
Iraq's WMD programmes," the two academics write, quoting a retired
Israeli general as saying: "Israeli intelligence was a full partner to
the picture presented by American and British intelligence regarding
Iraq's non-conventional capabilities."

Walt says he might take a year's sabbatical - though he doesn't want
to get typecast as a "lobby" critic - because he needs a rest after
his recent administrative post. There will be Israeli lobbyists, no
doubt, who would he happy if he made that sabbatical a permanent one.
I somehow doubt he will.

Robert Fisk writes for the Independent.
Harry Sigerson
2006-06-14 14:14:31 UTC
Post by -
Saree Makdisi - a close relative of the late Edward Said - has
revealed how a right-wing website is offering cash for University of
California at Los Angeles (UCLA) students who report on the political
leanings of their professors, especially their views on the Middle
In Arthur Miller's biography, 'Timebends -- A Life', he writes
about this way of doing things way back when he was going to college;
plus ça change.

2006-07-27 04:58:31 UTC

British Outraged at Zionist Terrorism Celebration
Report; Posted on: 2006-07-26
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Heartless, fanatical Israelis commemorate 60th anniversary of attack

LONDON - As Israel wages war against Hezbollah "terrorists" in
Lebanon, Britain has protested about the celebration by Israelis of a
Jewish "act of terrorism" against British rule 60 years ago this week.

The Israelis, including Benjamin Netanyahu, the former Prime Minister,
are commemorating the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem,
the headquarters of British rule, that killed 92 people and helped to
drive the British out of Palestine.

They have erected a plaque outside the restored building, and are
holding a two-day seminar with speeches and a tour of the hotel by one
of the Jewish resistance fighters involved in the attack.

Simon McDonald, the British Ambassador in Tel Aviv, and John Jenkins,
the Consul-General in Jerusalem, have written to the municipality,
stating: "We do not think that it is right for an act of terrorism,
which led to the loss of many lives, to be commemorated."

In particular they demanded the removal of the plaque that pays tribute
to the Irgun, the Jewish resistance branch headed by Menachem Begin,
the future Prime Minister, which carried out the attack on July 22, 1946.

The plaque presents as fact the Irgun's claim that people died because
the British ignored warning calls. "For reasons known only to the
British, the hotel was not evacuated," it states.

Mr. McDonald and Dr. Jenkins denied that the British had been warned,
adding that even if they had "this does not absolve those who planted
the bomb from responsibility for the deaths". On Monday city officials
agreed to remove the language deemed offensive from the blue sign
hanging on the hotel's gates, though that had not been done shortly
before it was unveiled last night.

The controversy over the plaque and the two-day celebration of the
bombing, sponsored by Irgun veterans and the Menachem Begin Heritage
Center, goes to the heart of the debate over the use of political
violence in the Middle East. Yesterday Mr. Netanyahu argued in a
speech celebrating the attack that the Irgun were governed by morals,
unlike fighters from groups such as Hamas.

"It's very important to make the distinction between terror groups and
freedom fighters, and between terror action and legitimate military
action," he said. "Imagine that Hamas or Hezbollah would call the
military headquarters in Tel Aviv and say, `We have placed a bomb and
we are asking you to evacuate the area'."

But the view of the attack was very different in 1946 when The Times
branded the Irgun "terrorists in disguise". Decades later, Irgun
veterans are unrepentant. Sarah Agassi, 80, remembers spying in the
King David Hotel.

She and a fellow agent posed as a couple. They danced tangos and
waltzes, sipped whisky and wine while they cased out the hotel.

On the day her brother and his fellow fighters posed as Arabs
delivering milk and brought seven milk churns, each containing 50kg of
explosives, into the building. Ms. Agassi waited across the street
until her brother rushed out. She said that she then made the warning
call to the British command in the hotel.

Sitting in the luxurious hotel lobby, she expressed no regret. "We
fought for our independence. We thought it was the right way ... If I
had to fight for Israel, I swear even now I would do anything."

Source: Patriot Alliance Downunder

2006 NationalVanguard.org.
2006-06-14 04:00:36 UTC
-( reposted )-

From: ***@yahoo.ca
Newsgroups: alt.politics.greens,alt.politics.europe,can.politics,
Subject: Flemming Rose: Why I Published the Muhammad Cartoons
Date: 13 Jun 2006 17:26:51 -0700



Why I Published the Muhammad Cartoons

By Flemming Rose

European political correctness allows Muslims to resist integration,
argues the culture editor of Jyllands-Posten. Instead, Muslims should
be treated just like all Europeans -- including being subject to
satire. He argues that publishing the caricatures was an act of
"inclusion, not exclusion."

The burning of a Danish flag in Islamabad, Pakistan.
The worldwide furor unleashed by the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed
that I published last September in Jyllands-Posten, the Danish
newspaper where I work, was both a surprise and a tragedy, especially
for those directly affected by it. Lives were lost, buildings were
torched and people were driven into hiding.

And yet the unbalanced reactions to the not-so-provocative caricatures
-- loud denunciations and even death threats toward us, but very little
outrage toward the people who attacked two Danish Embassies -- unmasked
unpleasant realities about Europe's failed experiment with
multiculturalism. It's time for the Old Continent to face facts and
make some profound changes in its outlook on immigration, integration
and the coming Muslim demographic surge. After decades of appeasement
and political correctness, combined with growing fear of a radical
minority prepared to commit serious violence, Europe's moment of truth
is here.

Europe today finds itself trapped in a posture of moral relativism that
is undermining its liberal values. An unholy three-cornered alliance
between Middle East dictators, radical imams who live in Europe and
Europe's traditional left wing is enabling a politics of victimology.
This politics drives a culture that resists integration and adaptation,
perpetuates national and religious differences and aggravates such
debilitating social ills as high immigrant crime rates and entrenched

As one who once championed the utopian state of multicultural bliss, I
think I know what I'm talking about. I was raised on the ideals of the
1960s, in the midst of the Cold War. I saw life through the lens of the
countercultural turmoil, adopting both the hippie pose and the
political superiority complex of my generation. I and my high school
peers believed that the West was imperialistic and racist. We analyzed
decaying Western civilization through the texts of Marx and Engels and
lionized John Lennon's beautiful but stupid tune about an ideal world
without private property: "Imagine no possessions/ I wonder if you can/
No need for greed or hunger/ A brotherhood of man/ Imagine all the
people/ Sharing all the world."

Flemming Rose, 48, is culture editor of Jyllands- Posten, the Danish
newspaper that set off a wave of protests in the Islamic world when it
published a series of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

It took me only 10 months as a young student in the Soviet Union in
1980-81 to realize what a world without private property looks like,
although many years had to pass until the full implications of the
central Marxist dogma became clear to me.

That experience was the beginning of a long intellectual journey that
has thus far culminated in the reactions to the Muhammed cartoons.
Politically, I came of age in the Soviet Union. I returned there in
1990 to spend 11 years as a foreign correspondent. Through close
contact with courageous dissidents who were willing to suffer and go to
prison for their belief in the ideals of Western democracy, I was cured
of my wooly dreams of idealistic collectivism. I had a strong sense of
the high price my friends were willing to pay for the very freedoms
that we had taken for granted in high school -- but did not grasp as
values inherent in our civilization: freedom of speech, religion,
assembly and movement. Justice and equality implies equal opportunity,
I learned, not equal outcome.

Now, in Europe's failure to grapple realistically with its dramatically
changing demographic picture, I see a new parallel to that Cold War
journey. Europe's left is deceiving itself about immigration,
integration and Islamic radicalism today the same way we young hippies
deceived ourselves about Marxism and communism 30 years ago. It is a
narrative of confrontation and hierarchy that claims that the West
exploits, abuses and marginalizes the Islamic world. Left-wing
intellectuals have insisted that the Danes were oppressing and
marginalizing Muslim immigrants. This view comports precisely with the
late Edward Said's model of Orientalism, which argues that experts on
the Orient and the Muslim world have not depicted it as it is but as
some dreaded "other," as exactly the opposite of ourselves -- that
should therefore to be rejected. The West, in this narrative, is
democratic, the East is despotic. We are rational, they are irrational.

This kind of thinking gave birth to a distorted approach to immigration
in countries like Denmark. Left-wing commentators decided that Denmark
was both racist and Islamophobic. Therefore, the chief obstacle to
integration was not the immigrants' unwillingness to adapt culturally
to their adopted country (there are 200,000 Danish Muslims now); it was
the country's inherent racism and anti-Muslim bias.

A cult of victimology arose and was happily exploited by clever
radicals among Europe's Muslims, especially certain religious leaders
like Imam Ahmad Abu Laban in Denmark and Mullah Krekar in Norway.
Mullah Krekar -- a Kurdish founder of Ansar al Islam who this spring
was facing an expulsion order from Norway -- called our publication of
the cartoons "a declaration of war against our religion, our faith and
our civilization. Our way of thinking is penetrating society and is
stronger than theirs. This causes hate in the Western way of thinking;
as the losing side, they commit violence."

The role of victim is very convenient because it frees the
self-declared victim from any responsibility, while providing a posture
of moral superiority. It also obscures certain inconvenient facts that
might suggest a different explanation for the lagging integration of
some immigrant groups -- such as the relatively high crime rates, the
oppression of women and a tradition of forced marriage.

Dictatorships in the Middle East and radical imams have adopted the
jargon of the European left, calling the cartoons racist and
Islamophobic. When Westerners criticize their lack of civil liberties
and the oppression of women, they say we behave like imperialists. They
have adopted the rhetoric and turned it against us.

These events are occurring against the disturbing backdrop of
increasingly radicalized Muslims in Europe. Muhammed Atta, the 9/11
ringleader, became a born-again Muslim after he moved to Europe. So did
the perpetrators behind the bombings in Madrid and London. The same
goes for Mohammed Bouyeri, the young Muslim who slaughtered filmmaker
Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam. Europe, not the Middle East, may now be the
main breeding ground for Islamic terrorism.

Lessons from the United States

What's wrong with Europe? For one thing, Europe's approach to
immigration and integration is rooted in its historic experience with
relatively homogeneous cultures. In the United States one's definition
of nationality is essentially political; in Europe it is historically
cultural. I am a Dane because I look European, speak Danish, descend
from centuries of other Scandinavians. But what about the dark, bearded
new Danes who speak Arabic at home and poor Danish in the streets? We
Europeans must make a profound cultural adjustment to understand that
they, too, can be Danes.

Another great impediment to integration is the European welfare state.
Because Europe's highly developed, but increasingly unaffordable,
safety nets provide such strong unemployment insurance and not enough
incentive to work, many new immigrants go straight onto the dole.

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While it can be argued that the fast-growing community of about 20
million Muslim immigrants in Europe is the equivalent of America's new
Hispanic immigrants, the difference in their productivity and
prosperity is staggering. An Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development study in 1999 showed that while immigrants in the United
States are almost equal to native-born workers as taxpayers and
contributors to American prosperity, in Denmark there is a glaring gap
of 41 percent between the contributions of the native-born and of the
immigrants. In the United States, a laid-off worker gets an average of
32 percent compensation for his former wages in welfare services; in
Denmark the figure is 81 percent. A culture of welfare dependency is
rife among immigrants, and it is taken for granted.

What to do? Obviously, we can never return to the comfortable
monocultures of old. A demographic revolution is changing the face, and
look, of Europe. In an age of mass migration and the Internet, cheap
air fares and mobile phones everywhere, cultural pluralism is an
irreversible fact, like it or not. A nostalgic longing for cultural
purity -- racial purity, religious purity -- easily descends into
ethnic cleansing.

Yet multiculturalism that has all too often become mere cultural
relativism is an indefensible proposition that often justifies
reactionary and oppressive practices. Giving the same weight to the
illiberal values of conservative Islam as to the liberal traditions of
the European Enlightenment will, in time, destroy the very things that
make Europe such a desirable target for migration.

Europe must shed the straitjacket of political correctness, which makes
it impossible to criticize minorities for anything -- including
violations of laws, traditional mores and values that are central to
the European experience. Two experiences tell the tale for me.

Shortly after the horrific 2002 Moscow musical theater siege by Chechen
terrorists that left 130 dead, I met with one of my old dissident
friends, Sergei Kovalev. A hero of the human rights movement in the old
Soviet Union, Kovalev had long been a defender of the Chechens and a
critic of the Russian attacks on Chechnya. But after the theater
massacre he refused, as always, to indulge in politically correct
drivel about the Chechens' just fight for secession and decolonization.
He unhesitatingly denounced the terrorists, and insisted that a
nation's right to self-determination did not imply a free ticket to
kill and violate basic individual rights. For me, it was a clarifying
moment on the dishonesty of identity politics and the sometime tyranny
of elevating group rights above those of individuals -- of justifying
the killing of innocents in the name of some higher cause.

The other experience was a trip I made in the 1990s, when I was a
correspondent based in the United States, to the Brighton Beach
neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. There I wrote a story about the
burgeoning, bustling, altogether vibrant Russian immigrant community
that had arisen there -- a perfect example of people retaining some of
their old cultural identity (drinking samovars of tea, playing hours of
chess and attending church) while quickly taking advantage of America's
free and open capitalism to establish an economic foothold. I marveled
at America's ability to absorb newcomers. It was another clarifying

An act of inclusion. Equal treatment is the democratic way to overcome
traditional barriers of blood and soil for newcomers. To me, that means
treating immigrants just as I would any other Danes. And that's what I
felt I was doing in publishing the 12 cartoons of Muhammad last year.
Those images in no way exceeded the bounds of taste, satire and humor
to which I would subject any other Dane, whether the queen, the head of
the church or the prime minister. By treating a Muslim figure the same
way I would a Christian or Jewish icon, I was sending an important
message: You are not strangers, you are here to stay, and we accept you
as an integrated part of our life. And we will satirize you, too. It
was an act of inclusion, not exclusion; an act of respect and

Alas, some Muslims did not take it that way -- though it required a
highly organized campaign, several falsified (and very nasty) cartoons
and several months of overseas travel for the aggrieved imams to stir
up an international reaction.

Flemming Rose, culture editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten,
which originally published the Muhammad cartoons.
Maybe Europe needs to take a leaf -- or a whole book -- from the
American experience. In order for new Europe of many cultures that is
somehow a single entity to emerge, in a manner similar to the
experience of the United States, both sides will have to make an effort
-- the native-born and the newly arrived.

For the immigrants, the expectation that they not only learn the host
language but also respect their new countries' political and cultural
traditions is not too much to demand, and some stringent (maybe too
stringent) new laws are being passed to force that. At the same time,
Europeans must show a willingness to jettison entrenched notions of
blood and soil and accept people from foreign countries and cultures as
just what they are, the new Europeans.

Flemming Rose is culture editor of Jyllands-Posten, the largest
newspaper in Denmark.


From: Topaz <***@hotmail.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.greens,alt.politics.europe,can.politics,
Subject: Re: Flemming Rose: Why I Published the Muhammad Cartoons
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 19:51:43 -0500

The Origins of Political Correctness
An Accuracy in Academia Address by Bill Lind

Variations of this speech have been delivered to various AIA
conferences including the 2000 Consevative University at American

Where does all this stuff that you've heard about this morning - the
victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the invented statistics, the
rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it - where
does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans have
to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they
think. They have to be afraid of using the wrong word, a word
denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or

We have seen other countries, particularly in this century, where this
has been the case. And we have always regarded them with a mixture of
pity, and to be truthful, some amusement, because it has struck us as
so strange that people would allow a situation to develop where they
would be afraid of what words they used. But we now have this
situation in this country. We have it primarily on college campuses,
but it is spreading throughout the whole society. Were does it come
from? What is it?

We call it "Political Correctness." The name originated as something
of a joke, literally in a comic strip, and we tend still to think of
it as only half-serious. In fact, it's deadly serious. It is the great
disease of our century, the disease that has left tens of millions of
people dead in Europe, in Russia, in China, indeed around the world.
It is the disease of ideology. PC is not funny. PC is deadly serious.

If we look at it analytically, if we look at it historically, we
quickly find out exactly what it is. Political Correctness is cultural
Marxism. It is Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms.
It is an effort that goes back not to the 1960s and the hippies and
the peace movement, but back to World War I. If we compare the basic
tenets of Political Correctness with classical Marxism the parallels
are very obvious.

First of all, both are totalitarian ideologies. The totalitarian
nature of Political Correctness is revealed nowhere more clearly than
on college campuses, many of which at this point are small ivy covered
North Koreas, where the student or faculty member who dares to cross
any of the lines set up by the gender feminist or the homosexual-
rights activists, or the local black or Hispanic group, or any of the
other sainted "victims" groups that PC revolves around, quickly find
themselves in judicial trouble. Within the small legal system of the
college, they face formal charges - some star-chamber proceeding - and
punishment. That is a little look into the future that Political
Correctness intends for the nation as a whole.

Indeed, all ideologies are totalitarian because the essence of an
ideology (I would note that conservatism correctly understood is not
an ideology) is to take some philosophy and say on the basis of this
philosophy certain things must be true - such as the whole of the
history of our culture is the history of the oppression of women.
Since reality contradicts that, reality must be forbidden. It must
become forbidden to acknowledge the reality of our history. People
must be forced to live a lie, and since people are naturally reluctant
to live a lie, they naturally use their ears and eyes to look out and
say, "Wait a minute. This isn't true. I can see it isn't true," the
power of the state must be put behind the demand to live a lie. That
is why ideology invariably creates a totalitarian state.

Second, the cultural Marxism of Political Correctness, like economic
Marxism, has a single factor explanation of history. Economic Marxism
says that all of history is determined by ownership of means of
production. Cultural Marxism, or Political Correctness, says that all
history is determined by power, by which groups defined in terms of
race, sex, etc., have power over which other groups. Nothing else
matters. All literature, indeed, is about that. Everything in the past
is about that one thing.

Third, just as in classical economic Marxism certain groups, i.e.
workers and peasants, are a priori good, and other groups, i.e., the
bourgeoisie and capital owners, are evil. In the cultural Marxism of
Political Correctness certain groups are good - feminist women, (only
feminist women, non-feminist women are deemed not to exist) blacks,
Hispanics, homosexuals. These groups are determined to be "victims,"
and therefore automatically good regardless of what any of them do.
Similarly, white males are determined automatically to be evil,
thereby becoming the equivalent of the bourgeoisie in economic

Fourth, both economic and cultural Marxism rely on expropriation. When
the classical Marxists, the communists, took over a country like
Russia, they expropriated the bourgeoisie, they took away their
property. Similarly, when the cultural Marxists take over a university
campus, they expropriate through things like quotas for admissions.
When a white student with superior qualifications is denied admittance
to a college in favor of a black or Hispanic who isn't as well
qualified, the white student is expropriated. And indeed, affirmative
action, in our whole society today, is a system of expropriation.
White owned companies don't get a contract because the contract is
reserved for a company owned by, say, Hispanics or women. So
expropriation is a principle tool for both forms of Marxism....

In 1923 in Germany, a think-tank is established that takes on the role
of translating Marxism from economic into cultural terms, that creates
Political Correctness as we know it today, and essentially it has
created the basis for it by the end of the 1930s. This comes about
because the very wealthy young son of a millionaire German trader by
the name of Felix Weil has become a Marxist and has lots of money to
spend. He is disturbed by the divisions among the Marxists, so he
sponsors something called the First Marxist Work Week, where he brings
Lukacs and many of the key German thinkers together for a week,
working on the differences of Marxism.

And he says, "What we need is a think-tank." Washington is full of
think tanks and we think of them as very modern. In fact they go back
quite a ways. He endows an institute, associated with Frankfurt
University, established in 1923, that was originally supposed to be
known as the Institute for Marxism. But the people behind it decided
at the beginning that it was not to their advantage to be openly
identified as Marxist. The last thing Political Correctness wants is
for people to figure out it's a form of Marxism. So instead they
decide to name it the Institute for Social Research.

Weil is very clear about his goals. In 1971, he wrote to Martin Jay
the author of a principle book on the Frankfurt School, as the
Institute for Social Research soon becomes known informally, and he
said, "I wanted the institute to become known, perhaps famous, due to
its contributions to Marxism." Well, he was successful. The first
director of the Institute, Carl Grunberg, an Austrian economist,
concluded his opening address, according to Martin Jay, "by clearly
stating his personal allegiance to Marxism as a scientific
methodology." Marxism, he said, would be the ruling principle at the
Institute, and that never changed...

The stuff we've been hearing about this morning - the radical
feminism, the women's studies departments, the gay studies
departments, the black studies departments - all these things are
branches of Critical Theory. What the Frankfurt School essentially
does is draw on both Marx and Freud in the 1930s to create this theory
called Critical Theory. The term is ingenious because you're tempted
to ask, "What is the theory?" The theory is to criticize. The theory
is that the way to bring down Western culture and the capitalist order
is not to lay down an alternative. They explicitly refuse to do that.
They say it can't be done, that we can't imagine what a free society
would look like (their definition of a free society). As long as we're
living under repression - the repression of a capitalistic economic
order which creates (in their theory) the Freudian condition, the
conditions that Freud describes in individuals of repression - we
can't even imagine it. What Critical Theory is about is simply
criticizing. It calls for the most destructive criticism possible, in
every possible way, designed to bring the current order down. And, of
course, when we hear from the feminists that the whole of society is
just out to get women and so on, that kind of criticism is a
derivative of Critical Theory. It is all coming from the 1930s, not
the 1960s.

Other key members who join up around this time are Theodore Adorno,
and, most importantly, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse. Fromm and
Marcuse introduce an element which is central to Political
Correctness, and that's the sexual element. And particularly Marcuse,
who in his own writings calls for a society of "polymorphous
perversity," that is his definition of the future of the world that
they want to create. Marcuse in particular by the 1930s is writing
some very extreme stuff on the need for sexual liberation, but this
runs through the whole Institute. So do most of the themes we see in
Political Correctness, again in the early 30s. In Fromm's view,
masculinity and femininity were not reflections of `essential' sexual
differences, as the Romantics had thought. They were derived instead
from differences in life functions, which were in part socially
determined." Sex is a construct; sexual differences are a construct...

How does all of this stuff flood in here? How does it flood into our
universities, and indeed into our lives today? The members of the
Frankfurt School are Marxist, they are also, to a man, Jewish. In 1933
the Nazis came to power in Germany, and not surprisingly they shut
down the Institute for Social Research. And its members fled. They
fled to New York City, and the Institute was reestablished there in
1933 with help from Columbia University. And the members of the
Institute, gradually through the 1930s, though many of them remained
writing in German, shift their focus from Critical Theory about German
society, destructive criticism about every aspect of that society, to
Critical Theory directed toward American society. There is another
very important transition when the war comes. Some of them go to work
for the government, including Herbert Marcuse, who became a key figure
in the OSS (the predecessor to the CIA), and some, including
Horkheimer and Adorno, move to Hollywood.

These origins of Political Correctness would probably not mean too
much to us today except for two subsequent events. The first was the
student rebellion in the mid-1960s, which was driven largely by
resistance to the draft and the Vietnam War. But the student rebels
needed theory of some sort. They couldn't just get out there and say,
"Hell no we won't go," they had to have some theoretical explanation
behind it. Very few of them were interested in wading through Das
Kapital. Classical, economic Marxism is not light, and most of the
radicals of the 60s were not deep. Fortunately for them, and
unfortunately for our country today, and not just in the university,
Herbert Marcuse remained in America when the Frankfurt School
relocated back to Frankfurt after the war. And whereas Mr. Adorno in
Germany is appalled by the student rebellion when it breaks out there
- when the student rebels come into Adorno's classroom, he calls the
police and has them arrested - Herbert Marcuse, who remained here, saw
the 60s student rebellion as the great chance. He saw the opportunity
to take the work of the Frankfurt School and make it the theory of the
New Left in the United States.

One of Marcuse's books was the key book. It virtually became the bible
of the SDS and the student rebels of the 60s. That book was Eros and
Civilization. Marcuse argues that under a capitalistic order (he
downplays the Marxism very strongly here, it is subtitled, A
Philosophical Inquiry into Freud, but the framework is Marxist),
repression is the essence of that order and that gives us the person
Freud describes - the person with all the hang-ups, the neuroses,
because his sexual instincts are repressed. We can envision a future,
if we can only destroy this existing oppressive order, in which we
liberate eros, we liberate libido, in which we have a world of
"polymorphous perversity," in which you can "do you own thing." And by
the way, in that world there will no longer be work, only play. What a
wonderful message for the radicals of the mid-60s! They're students,
they're baby-boomers, and they've grown up never having to worry about
anything except eventually having to get a job. And here is a guy
writing in a way they can easily follow. He doesn't require them to
read a lot of heavy Marxism and tells them everything they want to
hear which is essentially, "Do your own thing," "If it feels good do
it," and "You never have to go to work." By the way, Marcuse is also
the man who creates the phrase, "Make love, not war." Coming back to
the situation people face on campus, Marcuse defines "liberating
tolerance" as intolerance for anything coming from the Right and
tolerance for anything coming from the Left. Marcuse joined the
Frankfurt School, in 1932 (if I remember right). So, all of this goes
back to the 1930s.

In conclusion, America today is in the throes of the greatest and
direst transformation in its history. We are becoming an ideological
state, a country with an official state ideology enforced by the power
of the state. In "hate crimes" we now have people serving jail
sentences for political thoughts. And the Congress is now moving to
expand that category ever further. Affirmative action is part of it.
The terror against anyone who dissents from Political Correctness on
campus is part of it. It's exactly what we have seen happen in Russia,
in Germany, in Italy, in China, and now it's coming here. And we don't
recognize it because we call it Political Correctness and laugh it
off. My message today is that it's not funny, it's here, it's growing
and it will eventually destroy, as it seeks to destroy, everything
that we have ever defined as our freedom and our culture.


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War Criminal Nation -- You'd Better Shut-Up
By Paul Craig Roberts

Faced with mounting civilian carnage, both from war crimes committed
by demoralized and broken US troops and from the raging civil war
unleashed by Bush's ill-fated illegal invasion of Iraq, the House
Defense Appropriations Subcommittee has decided to waste another $50
billion to continue the lost war for five more months. Our elected
"representatives" are so in thrall to the powerful military-industrial
complex that no amount of American shame, pariah status and military
defeat can shut off the flow of taxpayers' funds to the merchants of

Bush's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are costing hard-pressed US
taxpayers $300,000,000 per day! These wars are lost. Yet, imbecilic
members of Congress are in the process of funding the war for another
year. Multiply $300 million by 365 days and you get $109,500,000,000.
These are not the full costs. The huge figure does not include the
destroyed equipment, destroyed lives, and long-term care of the maimed
and disabled.

Gentle reader, are you getting enough vicarious pleasure from the
slaughter of Iraqi women and children to justify this price tag? Is
murdering "ragheads" that important to you? If so, you are one sick
person, just like every member of the Bush administration.

US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have killed far more civilians than
they have resistance fighters. Bush administration spokespersons are
crowing that they have killed Musab al-Zarqawi in an air strike. But
al-Zarqawi was an al Qaeda leader, not a member of the Iraqi resistance.
Al-Zarqawi's death will have no affect on the outcome in Iraq.

Far more important is the news that civil war in Baghdad alone claimed
1,400 deaths last month. Perhaps even more important is the news that
the Taliban's resurgence has forced the Bush administration to launch
more than 750 air strikes in Afghanistan in May. That is 25 air
strikes per day! It is a foregone conclusion that most of the
casualties are women and children.

America is drowning in the shame of war crimes. One monstrous
slaughter of civilians after another, each denied and covered up until
brought to light by photos and eye witnesses. The once proud US
Marines, unable to defeat the resistance that is picking them off one
by one, is now a frustrated, demoralized force that is getting even by
murdering 3-month old babies and old women.

The Council of Europe has issued its report on the Bush
administration's policy of kidnapping "suspected terrorists" and
spiriting them off to tyrannical regimes to be tortured. US State Dept
spokesperson, Sean McCormick, whose job it is to justify the criminal
conduct of the Bush administration, said that he was "disappointed" in
the report. Sean seemed genuinely puzzled that Europe's oldest
political organization would second guess the sound judgment of the
virtuous Bush administration or protest US violations of international
law and human rights.

The only reason Americans can look themselves in the mirror is that
they are clueless and have little idea of what is being done in their
name. One-third of the US population actually believes that Iraq was
behind 9/11 and that Bush found the weapons of mass destruction in
Iraq. Apparently, a large percentage of the US population believes
that Iran has nuclear weapons and that America is in danger of being
attacked by Iran. No democracy can work when people take their
responsibility as citizen so lightly as to be totally ignorant.

Formerly conservative, now proto-nazi, publications such as National
Review and the Wall Street Journal editorial page, keep pounding the
war drums, as does right-wing talk radio and neocon propaganda organs
such as the Weekly Standard and Fox "News." The few facts that emerge
in the interstices of the war propaganda are quickly spun away.

Slaughter of civilians? Just a few bad apples. We will fix that with
seminars for the troops on military ethics and core values.

Troop withdrawals? As soon as the undefined mission is completed.

No weapons of mass destruction? Don't worry about it. We had to have
some excuse to invade Iraq and to "build democracy" so that America
would be safe.

World opinion? No opinion counts but ours.

Red ink? No sweat. We can borrow more from China. Our growing
indebtedness is proof that our power makes us a preferred debtor.

Bush supporters dismiss anyone who tells them the truth as a traitor.
Bush supporters are as dependent on propaganda as substance abusers
are on drugs and alcohol. Try weaning Bush supporters from the obvious
lies that are the basis of this administration, and they will call you
every name in the book.

They are proud to be Americans. Lies and war crimes are an American right.

And you had better shut up or those Haliburton-built concentration
camps will be your new home.

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Police State USA - Part One
Big Brother's Most Cool Tool

By Amy Worthington

Senate Minority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) calls this Congress the "most
corrupt" in history.(1) U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) often uses
the term "police state" to describe our national state of affairs.
George Bush is making the most expansive claims to unbridled power
since America's War for Independence, according to Senator Patrick
Leahy (D-VT).(2) Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, who proved
Bush/Cheney lied to launch us into war with Iraq, says "fascist forces
have seized control of the levers of power."(3)

Americans are being told that their Republic has become a fascist
police state-they just need ears to hear. In a fascist police state,
the dictator secures his power with support from private corporations
which are given special privileges and thus benefit from doing
business with dictators.

Continuously bribed by 28,000 corporate lobbyists (4) in D.C.,
Congress is doing its part to build a fascist system in America.
During President Bush's recent State of the Union speech, these
tainted legislators perpetually rose to their feet to applaud the
spewing of what a New York Times editorial called "misleading
analogies, propaganda slogans and false choices."(5) Their bootlicking
recalls a by-gone Soviet era when endless rows of robotic Central
Party members applauded the likes of Stalin to ensure their next
breath of oxygen.

After passage of the Patriot Act of 2001, Rep. Paul told Insight
Magazine that the 2,200-page bill was not made available to Congress
to read before the vote.(6) So the most corrupt Congress in history
rubber-stamped the most fascist legislation they had never read. Our
constitution enumerates inalienable rights that are emphatically
restated in the first 10 amendments known as "The Bill of Rights."
Under the Patriot Act, the "right" to free speech, peaceable assembly
and security in one's person, papers and effects have been relegated
to "privileges" that government can take away at whim. Patriot Act
authority has suspended the right to due process and a prompt and
public trial; it even cancels protection against cruel and unusual
punishment. Agents serving the fascist state can freely wire-tap our
phones, enter our homes/offices, search and seize without warrant and
detain us indefinitely without charges-ostensibly to keep America safe.

The ink had barely dried on the Patriot Act when Congress passed the
Homeland Security Act of 2002. Rep. Paul stated that Congress also did
not read the 500-page bill that gave birth to the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS).(7) DHS, a creepy intelligence gathering
apparatus reminiscent of the Nazi SS, has merged 22 federal agencies
and their databases, employing nearly a quarter million workers. The
New York Times columnist William Safire told the American people that,
under DHS, "You are a suspect."(8) Rep. Paul confirms that "the
Department represents a huge new increase in the size and scope of the
federal government that will mostly serve to spy on the American

Michael Chertoff was appointed by Bush in 2004 to head DHS. Chertoff
appears to be an identical twin of founding Soviet dictator Vladimir
Lenin, giving us a stark flashback to the Russian Revolution of 1917.
That lucrative Wall Street operation, which unleashed murderous
communist tyranny upon hundreds of millions of people for nearly the
entire 20th century, was funded and directed from New York by a clique
of Yale-graduated Skull and Bones members in business with the Averell
Harriman family.(10) George Herbert Walker, great grandfather of the
Skull and Bones fascist now occupying the White House, was a Harriman
partner when Lenin granted to Harriman's Wall Street syndicate
lucrative Russian resource concessions.(11) Lenin also made Harriman
partner Max May of Wall Street's Guaranty Trust the first vice
president of Russia's Soviet Ruskombank.(12)

Yale's powerful Skull and Bones network also has a predilection for
fascism, as clearly illustrated by the Harriman-Bush involvement in
secret funding of the German Nazis during the 1930s.(13) Our present
commander-in-chief's grandfather, Prescott Sheldon Bush, was a
Bonesman and a Harriman partner involved in business dealings with
Hitler's war machine even after WWII began.(14) Prescott shamelessly
failed to divest himself of more than a dozen "enemy national"
relationships that continued as late as 1951.(15)

As we witness the progression of runaway fascism under the
administration of Prescott's grandson, we must recall that the Skull
and Bones syndicate, so adept at bringing nations to heel with war and
revolution, created the CIA in 1947 under direction of Bonesman Robert
A. Lovett.(16) Kitty Kelley reveals in her Bush dynasty expose, The
Family, that Bonesmen refer to the CIA as their "home office." Our
burgeoning fascist state is a raging metastasis of the syndicate's
obsession with power, made possible by it's ritualistic secrecy and
iron-fisted control of U.S. intelligence for the last 60 years. Our
present generation of ruling Bonesmen is now brazenly merging the
hideous Soviet and Nazi models into a hybrid for the new U.S. Homeland
Security state.

In 2004, a clueless and/or compromised Congress rubber-stamped the
Intelligence Reform Act, a bill weighing in at over 3,000 pages. This
Orwellian horror created the Department of National Intelligence
(DNI). All 15 U.S. intelligence agencies now report to DNI
mega-commissar John Negroponte, a veteran of the Iran-Contra scandal.
This shady new law also establishes a counter-terrorism center and
provides for a spy satellite network capable of monitoring private
communications systems. It mandates that all drivers licenses and
birth certificates be standardized, thereby creating a national ID
system. Some provisions of the Intelligence Reform Act were classified
"top secret" and congressmen were not allowed to read them.(17)
Americans have yet to discover what malignant ramifications the DNI
may hold for the future.

In June, 2005, George Bush placed a portion of the FBI under his
personal control, creating the National Security Service. This secret
police apparatus, to be operated by the White House, will have no
congressional oversight.(18) In October, 2005, Bush created by
executive order the National Clandestine Service, a new sticky arm of
the CIA empowered to carry out covert operations and dirty tricks
within the United States.(19) How many Gestapo units does a Fuhrer need?

Meantime, we saw the true fascist face of Chertoff's Homeland Security
megalith last year when he called together some 50 large corporations,
including Microsoft, Oracle and Verizon, to enlist their help in
watching and tracking the activities of Americans. He told them that
Homeland Security was considering hiring a non-profit group to gather
information on citizens and send their names for scrutiny to Homeland

This is the classic fascist formula-corporations invited by Homeland
Security to enrich themselves by keeping 300 million Americans under
surveillance as suspicious characters. The Department is now
collecting a gargantuan amount of information on every citizen-from
every imaginable source- with its new "dataveillance" system called
"Analysis, Dissemination, Visualization, Insight and Semantic
Enhancement (ADVISE)." By sifting through mountains of computerized
information, Chertoff's Gestapo may now identify our "critical
patterns of behavior" in order to assess our "motives and

Homeland Security is also grooming law enforcement agencies across the
nation to keep a suspicious eye on everyone. A 2004 Homeland Security
memo(22) sent to police departments and sheriffs' offices all over the
nation instructed law enforcement personnel to watch the masses for
body language since a scratch here, a twitch there could give away a
would-be terrorist attempting to blend into everyday American life
while planning an attack. The memo warned of anyone who shows
arrogance or expresses "dislike of attitudes and decisions of the U.S.
government," implying that dissent is synonymous with terrorism. It
advised that agents should consider as suspect an emotionless face or
"a pale face from the recent shaving of a beard." It even warned that
a terrorist might find waiting in a grocery store line intolerable. So
we learn that to prevent suspicion, good Homeland citizens must
refrain from twitching or scratching in public and maintain a happy
face at the grocery store.

The Washington Post noted that each of the U.S. military branches is
also spying domestically on American citizens. This has been confirmed
by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), a member of the Senate Select Committee
on Intelligence who was outraged when he told The Washington Post last
November, "We are deputizing the military to spy on law-abiding
Americans in America."(23)

One tentacle of this domestic military spy apparatus is the Pentagon's
Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA), a conglomeration of
powerful directorates which collect and analyze names of persons
considered a threat to the infrastructure of the fascist state.(24)

Professor of politics Christopher Pyle explains that the Joint
Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) unite local military analysts with law
enforcement agents as part of "one big club effectively destroying the
Fourth Amendment against unlimited search and seizure."(25)
Commentator Steve Weissman confirms that the JTTF, FBI and local cops
are quietly building their own ad-hoc secret police.(26)

The Pentagon-with its huge network of intelligence agencies-is
reportedly engaged in a power struggle with Congress and the new DNI.
Defense Secretary Rumsfeld is infamous for trying to make his own
foreign policy.(27) He has created a new intelligence apparatus of his
very own, the Strategic Support Branch (SSB). According to The New
York Times, Rumsfeld's SSB networks, now deployed in nations across
the globe, are immune from both congressional oversight and media

Special operations teams now roam the planet to perpetrate Rumsfeld's
personal black ops missions with no records kept and no questions
asked.(29) Some of these operations are headed up by Lt. General
William Boykin(30) who calls the U.S. Army the "House of God"-war,
militarism and coercive surveillance being a sort of fascist religion,
you see.

The Pentagon also controls the National Security Agency which was
authorized by Bush, in violation of the law, to conduct illegal and
warrantless wire-tapping of American citizens before 9/11. About the
minute he seized the White House, Bush directed NSA to launch a
frenetic illegal domestic spy program, depriving Americans of their
Fourth Amendment protection from unjustified government intrusion.(31)
That was long before he could use the excuse of terrorism. To his
credit, Senator Russ Feingold said he felt shame during the 2006 State
of the Union speech when his fellow legislators wildly applauded as
Bush defended this illegal surveillance. "Since when do we start to
stand up and cheer for breaking the law?" Feingold asked.(32)

The New York Times reported that after 9/11, NSA went hysterical,
sending the names, addresses and emails of thousands Americans to the
FBI for investigation.(33) In Idaho (and throughout the nation), law
abiding Muslims were harassed and questioned incessantly by the FBI.
Finally the ACLU held a seminar to teach these people how to defend
themselves during endless interrogations.(34)The FBI was overwhelmed
with NSA demands-yet we now know that the FBI located no terrorist
cells inside the U.S.(35) and managed mainly to terrify innocent
citizens and invade their privacy.(36)

Additional police state spawn known as the "Project Bioshield Act of
2004," authorizes the secretaries of the DHS and the Department of
Health and Human Services (DHHS) to take virtual control of the bodies
of all American citizens during a national emergency. Health officials
are empowered to compel everyone to receive state-mandated medications
or vaccinations and to comply with quarantine orders.(37) With lavish
Project Bioshield funding, state and local agencies have been drilling
for the day when citizens are commanded to line up for the
bio-terrorism counter measures being brewed for them by large
pharmaceutical companies under lucrative federal contracts.

Absolute liability protection for those companies was inserted into
The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act passed in
December, 2005. According to outraged congressional witnesses, Senate
Majority Leader Bill Frist and House speaker Dennis Hastert used
devious chicanery to sneak this provision into the language without
approval of the House-Senate conference committee responsible for the
final draft.(38) Now if citizens are sickened or killed by Homeland's
compulsory bio-warfare drugs and vaccines, they can neither sue the
manufacturer nor seek compensation from the government.

This safety net for the pharmas is vital because the new recombinant
vaccines contain deadly squalene adjuvants like MF59, or other
lipid-based additives such as MPL. These non-soluble lipids cause
extreme inflammation as they gradually go rancid in the body. Test
animals injected with lipid-based adjuvants always develop incurable
auto-immune conditions symptomatic of multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid
arthritis and systemic lupus.(39) Hundreds of military personnel
injected with experimental lots of squalene-contaminated anthrax
vaccines have also developed painful, incurable chronic illnesses.(40)
When Homeland needle Nazis start forcibly whacking the population with
the new lipid-laced vaccines, Americans will truly understand the
meaning of "bioterrorism."

Meantime, as Homeland fascism deeply ripens, reports of Gestapo-like
surveillance and intrusions are coming from everywhere.

ú Doug Thompson, a longtime D.C. reporter with deep connections-whose
website Capitol Hill Blue has kept readers apprised of the
increasingly bizarre and erratic behavior of George W. Bush-recently
discovered that the FBI has collected over 100 pages of trivial
information on him since 9/11. A friend in the Justice Department
actually showed him the data.(41)

ú Another award-winning news correspondent James Moore, who
co-authored a book critical of Bush, went to the airport to catch his
reserved flight and was told he is now on the Transportation Security
Administration's no-fly list. He has never been given a reason why. If
you anger the dictator in a police state, you have no rights. Moore
has no recourse; no appeal.(42)

ú Homeland Security is now freely opening private mail.(43) Internet
providers, universities and city governments across the nation are
being forced to overhaul their internet computer networks to make it
easier for law enforcement to monitor on-line communications.(44)

ú The Washington Post informs us that the FBI is still hand-delivering
thousands of national security letters to banks, libraries and
commercial enterprises across the nation demanding they turn over
their records on their patrons, thus allowing inquisitors to secretly
learn every intimate detail of our finances.(45)

ú The absurdity of such snooping was recently revealed when a retired
couple in Rhode Island was informed by J.C. Penney Platinum MasterCard
that because they paid off their credit card debt with a check for
$6,522, Homeland Security had been notified. Credit to their account
was delayed while DHS agents investigated the possible "terrorist"
ramifications of such a large payment.(46)

ú Anti-war protestors across the nation report that they are being
watched and harassed by the National Security Agency and by certain
National Guard and local police units working with federal

ú The most outrageous report is that of a young high school student in
North Carolina given an assignment to illustrate his rights under the
Bill of Rights. He took a photo of a George Bush poster hanging on the
wall next to a "thumbs down" sign. A Walmart employee freaked when he
developed the photo and called the police, who then called the Secret
Service. The Secret Service went ballistic. They grilled the principal
and the civics teacher, confiscated the photo poster and threatened to
indict the terrified student.(48) Now this kid truly understands the
new Bill of no Rights in Fascist America.

Especially galling is that all of this lunacy has blossomed since the
so-called terrorist attack of 9/11. As millions of Americans now
know-the official 9/11 fable violates the laws of natural science.

ú A jet liner can't disappear into a hole less than half its size
without leaving wreckage (Pentagon).

ú Hijackers can't be killed in plane crashes and later be found alive
and living lawfully in various locations throughout the world.

ú Smoldering fires too cool to bend, let alone melt steel girders
can't collapse two skyscrapers simultaneously at the speed of gravity
(Twin Towers).

Brigham Young University physics professor Steven Jones has
demonstrated mathematically that pre-positioned explosives, detonated
in precise sequence, were necessary to bring the Trade Center
buildings down.(49) Former German Minister Andreas von Buelow has
explained to the entire world why the complex 9/11 attack was
impossible without U.S. government and corporate backing.(50) Russian
General Leonid Ivashov said recently that the 9/11 attack was faked by
government and corporate officials who have invented the war on terror
as a tool for global political and economic manipulation.(51)

Hundreds of 9/11 families know this and in May 2002, they filed suit
against the feds for the sacrificial death of their loved ones.(52)
Their attorney, Stanley Hilton, has stated that he went to school
years ago with Paul Wolfowitz and other Bush advisors who even then
were planning a fake Pearl Harbor-like attack to grease the skids for
a presidential dictatorship.(53) Because these sociopaths got away
with 9/11, the door remains wide open for them to unleash future fake
attacks to leap frog their fascist plans forward.

The most corrupt Congress in history has collaborated with 9/11
perpetrators in a shameful cover-up of this horrible genocide project.
Perhaps they tolerate treason because they are afraid to end up like
the late Senator Paul Wellstone, who died in a suspicious plane crash
after leading opposition to the Bush gang's war in Iraq.(54) Or they
are afraid of getting an anthrax message as did the staffs of Tom
Daschle and Pat Leahy after those two senators sassed the president
back in 2001.(55) According to research of Dr. Len Horowitz and
others, the anthrax strain mailed to enemies of the state originated
in a CIA research program. It is apparent that even the anthrax scare
was an inside job.(56) If America gets the flu, will it be from "the
birds"-or from "the boys?"

In October 2005, Bush announced that he was considering plans for
federal military personnel to enforce quarantines in the event of a
bird flu outbreak. Bush believes that he has the power to waive the
1878 Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits federal military personnel
from committing law enforcement within the United States. John
Brinkerhoff, deputy director of FEMA, has developed martial law
implementation plans to be enforced by U.S military personnel. Bush
has reportedly signed executive orders giving himself sole authority
to impose martial law and suspend habeas corpus with no checks and
balances during a national emergency.(57) When implemented, the
declaration of martial law will completely trump the sovereign powers
of the several states.

The authority to decide what constitutes a national emergency
apparently rests solely with this impaired little man who needs
antidepressants to control his moods and temper.(58) Our cherished
Constitution now dangles by a thread from the unstable hand of a man
professionally diagnosed as a paranoid megalomaniac.(59) The lives of
our children now depend upon a man who has authorized the Pentagon's
use of flesh-burning white phosphorus and napalm weapons against the
people of Iraq in the name of bringing them "democracy."(60)

The Pentagon has ordered U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) at Peterson
Air Force Base to prepare a series of CONPLANS, which are super secret
strategies designed for rapid military takeover of the USA when the
dictator gives the word.(61) These are the same planners who, under
the command of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld were, "unable" to get
a single plane off the ground to intercept the attack they launched
against their own headquarters, engendering the fascism we now

William Arkin, writing for The Washington Post, explains that the
CONPLANS have arisen from a series of special authorities given to the
Pentagon by the White House. The Pentagon's full scale exercise of
CONPLAN 0400 (Granite Shadow) capabilities are slated to begin in
April 2006.(63) A preview of such operations was seen late last year
when fully armed Visible Intermodal Protection and Response (VIPER)
teams launched exercises in U.S. mass transit facilities. As noted by
writer Steve Watson, VIPER exercises involved "federally brainwashed
goons stomping around with machine guns and vicious dogs, getting in
everyone's face and randomly grabbing and searching people on the
subway."(64) We must not forget that many U.S. troops were also
trained in the late 1990's, during Operation Urban Warrior exercises,
to execute domestic sweeps and round-up operations in our cities.

General Tommy Franks assured us in 2003 that, after a major
casualty-producing event anywhere in the Western world, the American
people would "question our own constitution" and consent to a
militarization of the United States for security.(65) The Pentagon is
said to be a tad worried, however, that a military takeover at home
might diminish its ability to kill and torture abroad.(66)

Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) has been awarded
a $385 million dollar contract by Homeland Security for construction
of detention and processing facilities to be made ready in the event
of a national emergency.(67) Brown and Root was part of the Skull and
Bones nexus since its inception at the turn of last century.(68) Like
Halliburton, KBR has grown fat on blood-money gleaned through decades
of perpetual wars abroad, including the present conflagration in the
Middle East. If the fascists batten down totalitarian power
domestically, KBR and Halliburton will profit from the erection and
maintenance of prison camps expected to dot the land if the fascists
launch a military takeover.

Homeland Security camps could be bulging at the seams overnight when
the U.S. falls under "emergency" military rule. Would a criminal
regime, which brazenly murdered over 3000 people on 9/ll, hesitate to
send thousands of others to the gulag? The U.S. already has the
highest per capita incarceration rate in the world. During martial
law, when no one is free to move around at will, just about EVERYONE
is under a form of "house" arrest. Americans got a taste of this grim
future when, during the 2004 Republican National Convention protests,
1,806 demonstrators were rounded up, imprisoned without charges and
kept in filthy conditions for 24 hours or more.(69)

The grand finale of American fascism is yet to come. No totalitarian
ruling structure would be complete without an oppressive
identification system that allows the dictator's henchmen to access
birth-to-death information on every citizen listed in a national
database. It's becoming obvious that no one is intended to escape the
dictator's dynamic plans to force upon us national ID cards and,
eventually, under-the-skin identification implants with a satellite
tracking system able to keep each of us under round-the-clock

The CIA admits that for years it has supported the rise of numerous
U.S. technology companies for the development of hardware and software
useful for surveillance and tracking of the masses.(70) Oracle
Corporation, the world's largest database software maker, is one of
these CIA receptacles.(71) As a voice for spooks everywhere, Oracle's
billionaire chairman Larry Ellison has long demanded that Americans be
encumbered with digital identification cards, complete with biometric
markers such hand prints and iris scans.(72) Immediately after 9/11,
Ellison presented to federal officials his proposal to create a
national ID system with Oracle's expertise and technology. This system
will provide ruling fascists with utmost efficiency at sucking
detailed personal information on every citizen into what Ellison calls
a "single comprehensive national security file."(73)

The U.S. Intelligence Reform Bill of 2004 made a portion of Ellison's
proposal into law. It requires that each new U.S. citizen born be
issued a Social Security number to be included on his birth
certificate along with his DNA biomarkers. All of this information
will be stored in the national data base and no child will enroll in
public school or receive any entitlement benefit without first
presenting his Homeland Security birth certificate.(74)

The Real ID Act passed by Congress in December 2005 completely
solidified Ellison's ID plan. This new law establishes a massive,
centrally-coordinated federal ID database. It forces all 50 states to
spend millions of dollars to update their equipment so that by 2008,
all holders of U.S. drivers licenses and state licensed ID cards will
have their biometric data and other personal information fed directly
into the national data base. Congressman Paul says the new ID cards
could eventually contain radio frequency identification tracking
technology, allowing the governments of U.S., Canada and Mexico to
quickly locate any card-bearing American.(75)

We are told that banks and credit card companies applaud a national ID
system.(76) Instead of using bank credit and debit cards, people may
eventually make purchases by showing their biometric Homeland ID
cards. These financial transactions will then end up in the federal
database, permitting fascists to assess our motives and intentions by
monitoring all cashless sales and purchases.

One day soon, officials at all levels will be able to feed a citizen
ID number into a wireless handheld or laptop device that connects to
the national database. They may then instantly access that person's
financial transactions, credit reports, medical and vaccination
records, school records, driving records, political and religious
affiliations and anything else that might have been inserted into his
file by Homeland spies. If this were 2008, the boy who created the
thumbs down poster would likely have his politically incorrect
behavior duly recorded in the national data base under his ID number.
And conversely, while Americans are being set up to surrender every
shard of personal privacy, their fascist government is withholding
from them more information than ever and continually expanding ways of
shrouding data, according to a coalition of watchdog groups.(77)

National ID cards are only the beginning. America's fascist police
state is demonstrably anxious to ensure that each citizen have his
identification number permanently attached to his body. For many
years, U.S. intelligence agencies have been working with private
corporations and covens of scientists from Princeton University and
other enclaves to develop subdermal radio frequency devices that can
be injected under the skin of humans for identification purposes.
Syringe implantable ID transponders were readied years ago, as
illustrated by the prototype fully developed in 1995 by CIA-connected
Hughes Aircraft Company.(78)

The corporate gargoyle chosen by the fascists to market ID implant
devices for our new security state is Applied Digital Solutions (ADS).
With corporate offices in Florida, ADS and its web of subsidiaries are
now unleashing upon the world a vast variety of injectable ID chips,
plus the sensors and scanners needed to read them.(79)

A leading ADS backer is IBM, which promotes a global identity
system.(80) It's a matter of public record that IBM's New York Office
provided the German Nazi's with technology and equipment that allowed
Hitler to number and track concentration camp prisoners as well as
others caught in his fascist web.(81) If he could he see his old
partners now, Adolph might be green with envy, having been consigned
to the barbaric practice of simply tattooing ID numbers on his slaves.

While many European nations are also setting up electronic identity
systems as a foundation for future ID chip implants, it is especially
pertinent that ADS has been given a prestigious award for its sinister
implant technology by the World Economic Forum (WEF).(82) WEF is a
clique of wealthy corporate and political elitists who dictate global
agendas. One of its most famous members is Bill Gates of Microsoft.
Gates travels the world spending millions to promote injections for
people of Third World nations. ID microchip implants are the MOTHER of
all injections. Microsoft recently patented a way to use human skin as
a power conduit for electronic devices.(83)

In 2004, Tommy Thompson, at that time the Secretary of Health and
Human Services under Homeland Security, invited ADS to a government
showcase to promote the implantation of subdermal microchips as part
of the U.S. health care system.(84) Requiring no medical control
studies on the health effects of microchip implantation, the FDA,
which also gave us silicone breast implants, aspartame and Vioxx, has
approved the marketing of certain ADS chips.(85)

Tommy Thompson has now joined the ADS board. He told Americans during
an interview with CBS Market Watch that ID chips inserted into our
bodies will be a giant step towards achieving an electronic medical
record for all Americans.(86) While ADS is donating to medical
facilities expensive scanners required to read its subdermal
chips,(87) the Department of Health and Human Services is providing
grants to medical providers who will help build electronic health
records for Americans within a decade.(88)

ADS and its subsidiaries, including VeriChip Corporation, have
developed several kinds of implantable subdermal chips. One type is
the FDA-approved VeriChip, that spits out the implantee's ID number
when it is scanned by a chip reader. Another is the VeriPay device
which carries financial information and is scanned like a debit card.
People in Europe are now being implanted with VeriPay chips in order
to enter bars and nightclubs.(89)

So far, these kinds of chips are passive. That is, they don't beam
information continuously. Their transponders have to be awakened by a
reader. These chips and their scanners pass kilohertz radio-frequency
signals back and forth through the skin. The first step to inducing
public acceptance of these ID chips, said San Francisco Gate columnist
Mark Morford, is getting the public to accept chip implants as
beneficial for health. The next step is to make it fun and commercial
and convenient. The third step is "whatever the hell they want."(90)

VeriChip Corporation recently announced that already 68 U.S. medical
facilities, including 65 hospitals, have now agreed to implement its
VariMed system for patient and staff identification and tracking.(91)
This includes both implantable and wearable ID chips that will tie the
health records of patients into Big Brother's electronic national
database. In New Jersey, Hackensack University Medical Center and
Trinitas Hospital will be implanting patients in their emergency
rooms.(92) These crafty hucksters are targeting the most vulnerable
people first-- the injured and the sick who are desperate for care,
plus the homeless and mentally retarded who can't defend themselves.

As injectable ID chips come on line, Homeland Security is paying
numerous corporations to develop a national network of object-mounted
wireless sensors that will be able to read implanted human chips.(93)
This network of sensors will eventually relay information on the
whereabouts and activities of implantees to teams of surveillance
specialists. Conceivably, every wall socket could become a reader for
implanted chips. To quote University of Kansas professor Jerry Dobson,
these devices will ultimately offer "a new form of human slavery based
on location control. They pose the greatest threat to personal freedom
ever faced in human history."(94)

The argument that implanted chips will protect people from identity
theft recently evaporated when researcher Jonathan Westhues
demonstrated on the Internet how easy it is to decode a VeriChip
number implanted in a person's arm and then program another chip with
that same number.(95)

Passive ID subdermal chips are the "good news" compared to grotesque
ACTIVE implant chips also developed by ADS. The implantable Digital
Angel is a grotesque communication device that can continually relay
information wirelessly to either ground stations or to satellite
systems.(96) Developed to be a true tracking chip like the bulky radio
ankle bracelets locked onto prisoners, it is tiny enough to be
implanted into human flesh. The Angel has a built-in GPS receiver and
a wireless transceiver. In December, 2004, ADS signed an agreement
with the satellite telecommunications company ORBCOMM. Such collusion
will one day turn implanted citizens into walking radio beacons,
trackable by satellite.(97) Digital Angel is the ultimate in
totalitarian control, to date Big Fascist Brother's most "cool tool."

ADS has also developed a new Bio-Therm chip implant which can read and
transmit to monitoring devices a person's temperature. In the works
are other chips for identifying blood pressure, disease and hormonal
levels.(98) Reportedly, these biochips will be capable of relaying
information to both satellite and ground stations. Oracle is backing a
powerful new 999 medical biochip that contains a Pentium
microprocessor just 2mm square. This computerized sensor is being
implanted into diabetics by doctors experimenting in London.(99)Text
messages from the chip's sensors will travel through flesh to a cell
phone tethered to the patient, then on to monitoring stations.

In 2000, ADS chairman Richard Sullivan said that Digital Angel
"relates directly to the exploding wireless marketplace." He added,
"We'll be demonstrating for the first time ever that wireless
telecommunications systems and bio-sensor devices-capable of measuring
and transmitting critical body function data-can be successfully
linked together with GPS technology and integrated with the
internet."(100) Most sinister is the fact that these chips can be
"activated" by distant monitoring facilities and they can be "written
to" wirelessly, allowing the fascists to furtively add information
that the chip bearer may know nothing about.(101)

Powerful web-enabled tracking chips which send and receive information
at long distances are ultra radiation-intensive. Satellites
communicate in microwave frequencies. Big Brother's most cool tool
will be "hotter" than the hinges of Hell. Bodies bearing these chips
will be continuously bombarded with incoming and outgoing microwave
radiation, most likely in the megahertz or gigahertz range, the same
frequencies employed by cell phones. Last October, Time magazine gave
a plug to implantable ID and bio chips, stating they could save
lives.(102) But people who have active chips imbedded in their bodies
will be dead men walking. The human body is not compatible with
microwave radiation and bodies subjected to it 24-7 will ultimately be

The fascists know this but, as Sullivan explained, the mighty global
surveillance system now under construction is absolutely dependant
upon wireless microwave transmissions. This is precisely why Americans
have never been told the terrible truth about what the hand held
wireless devices they cuddle to their bodies are already doing to
their health, to their fragile memory centers and to their withering
immune systems.(103) In the Homeland Security state, microchip
implants of various kinds will likely become as common as cell phones.
Eventually, citizens who refuse to accept identification chips may be
denied access to services and benefits by heel-clickers supervising
the national ID system.

And thus we see how cleverly Americans are being manipulated into this
crucible by killers in the White House, and by the most corrupt
Congress in history and by the amoral, money-grubbing corporate
megalith they all rode in on. In the name of national security and
public health-millions of non-discerning citizens will allow
themselves to be micro-chipped like dogs, tracked by satellite and
stripped of all privacy as they become the virtual slaves of a
techno-tyrannical surveillance state.

If we want to know what USA will be like in the near future, we need
only look at Tony Blair's Great Britain-surely the most advanced
police state in Europe:

ú ID cards with facial scans will soon be compulsory throughout

ú There are over 4 million closed circuit cameras monitoring every
move the British people make and all faces caught on camera can be
matched with a national data bank.(105)

ú British police are carrying hand held DNA kits linked to national
data bases for when they test saliva.(106)

ú People are being pulled off London trains at random and forced to
submit to a full body backscatter X-ray to reveal what they have under
their clothes.(107)

ú Swipe cards used for transportation and building entry allow police
to plot a citizen's every move on a dot map.(108)

ú All moving vehicles in Britain are camera-recorded so that police
can analyze, by license number, every journey, and every gas purchase

ú People and vehicles are being tracked from cell towers with a new
technology called "Celldar" (as in radar).(110)

ú The British people are reporting grave illnesses from their exposure
to thousands of microwave transmitters which make this metastasizing
surveillance nightmare possible.(111)

In part two of this discussion, we will document the latest scientific
information on the devastating health effects that will result from
the implanted microwave devices used to track and control slaves of
the state. If you feel a creeping allergy to the fascism we have
documented here, you can do something about it now. Make the choice to
keep microwave-driven wireless devices as far away from your body as
you can get them. These devices include all wireless telephones-both
cell and household cordless-plus wireless computers, headphones and
all other gadgets empowered by megahertz or gigahertz frequencies. If
you must use wireless phones for business or emergencies, use speaker
phones only. Never put a wireless device on your body, least of all
near your precious brain. You are going to NEED a brain to survive-and
ultimately defeat-fascist America.

Microwave transmitters are not toys; they are weapons. Brother's
wireless revolution has induced millions of fools to voluntarily point
these weapons at their own heads. The wireless revolution is not only
about money, it is about control. It is about acclimatizing the masses
to accept the dehumanizing parameters of Orwellian surveillance. A
police state best flourishes when its citizens are sick, dimwitted
cyborgs who are easy to track and control.

The "cool tool" communications microchip can also be used by the
fascists to impose behavior modification. The CIA has decades of
experience in using various microwave frequencies to misalign and
confound the human brain in order to trigger prescribed behavior
patterns.(112) As the police state broadens with the help of Homeland
Security's cooperating telcom players, it is conceivable that such
devilish frequencies could be used with evil intent against all those
who are "connected." These hapless victims, driven to and fro by
fascist propaganda, will be oblivious to what is channeled into their
sizzling brain neurons, into their internal organs, into their very
souls by the deadly wireless transceivers they bear in their flesh.

Peter Zhou, chief scientist for the development of Digital Angel,
declared that the subdermal identification/communication implants will
make humans "a hybrid of electronic intelligence and our own
soul."(113) He is right! America's parasitic police state and all of
its perversions absolutely ARE a soul thing. So the time has surely
come to stand back and scrutinize this illicit monstrosity which so
brazenly deceives, swindles, sickens and murders the people to gain
power and wealth. Please start thinking about how you and your family
are going to exist for a time in a demon-driven world where deadly
radio frequency identification implants become mandatory.

The more people who courageously resolve to stand firm against this
mighty beast, the safer we will be until we get through what is
hopefully the final fascist interlude in human history.


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2. "Alito a Threat to our Fundamental Rights," Speech on Senate floor
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3. Wilson quoted in a letter to William Rivers Pit, "The Bunker
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4. "The $4 Billion Industry That is America's Guilty Secret," Robert
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5. "The March of the Straw Soldiers," New York Times, Op. ed 2-2-06.

6. "Police State," Kelly O'Meara, Insight on the News, 11-9-01.

7. "The Homeland Security Monstrosity," Rep. Ron Paul, Ron Paul
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10. Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, Dr. Antony C. Sutton,
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11. Ibid.

12. Ibid.

13. Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler, Dr. Antony C. Sutton, 1976.

14. "How Bush's Grandfather Helped Hitler Rise to Power," The
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19. Ibid.

20. "Chertoff Moves For Total Personal Information Control," Siobhan
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24. "The Other Big Brother," Newsweek, January 30, 2006; "Pentagon's
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25. "Spying on the Protestors," The Nation, August 2005. Professor
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34. "State's Muslims Being Questioned-ACLU Offers Seminar," 9-12-2004.

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36. Ibid.

37. "Congress Increases Agency Authority to Mandate Medical
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38. "Hastert, Frist Said to Rig Bill for Drug Firms," B. Theobald, The
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39. Vaccine A-The Covert Government Experiment That's Killing Our
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40. Ibid.

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46. "Pay Too Much On Your Card Debt and DHS Notified," The Providence
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48. "Wal-Mart Gives Teen's Anti-Bush Poster to Police," Matthew
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51. "International Terrorism Does Not Exist," General Leonid Ivashov,
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53. Ibid.

54. Crossing the Rubicon, Michael C. Ruppert, New Society Publishers,
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55. Ibid.

56. Ibid.

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63. "Top Secret Pentagon Operation 'Granite Shadow' Revealed," W.
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64. "Martial Law No Longer On the Horizon: It's Already Here," S.
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72. "National ID Card Idea Attracting Highest-Level Support," Ackerman
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74. "Your Papers Please-- US Adopts National ID: Homeland Security Now
in Charge of Regulations for all US States Drivers Licenses and Birth
Certificates," Jonathan Wheeler 12-9-04. See rense.com.

75. Ron Paul's Freedom Report, June 2005 "National ID Cards Won't Stop
Terrorism or Illegal Immigration."

76. "Your Papers Please," Wheeler, op. cit.

77. "Government Secrecy Swells, Report Says," Associated Press,
Spokesman Review, 9-4-05.

78. Policy Analysis, A National ID System, Cato Institute, Stephen
Moore, 9-7-95.

79. "Implantable Chip Offers Medical Information, Privacy Worries,"
Associated Press, Spokesman Review, 10-14-04.

80. "IBM Calls for Global Identity System," V. Yeo, ZDNet Asia
11-10-05. To review IBM financial support of ADS, see "Applied Digital
Gets Reprieve From Creditor," World Net Daily, 3-28-03.

81. "How IBM Helped Automate the Nazi Death Machine In Poland," E.
Black, Village Voice.com 3-27-02.

82. "Meet the Digital Angel >From Hell," World Net Daily, 2-14-00.

83. "RFID Gets Skin-Deep Alternative," J. Best, silicon.com 8-5-04.
See rense.com.

84. "Bio-Chip Featured At Government Health Showcase," World Net
Daily, 4-29-04.

85. "FDA Approves Implantable Chip Sales in Humans," Wired.com,
10-24-02; also"Implantable Chip's Medical Dangers," World Net Daily,

86. "Tommy Thompson Refuses To Get Chipped," SpyChips.com, 12-9-05.

87. "US. To Weigh Computer Chip Implant," C. Newton, Associated Press,

88. "Implantable Chip Offers Medical Information, Privacy Worries,"
Associated Press, Spokesman Review, 10-14-04.

89. "Paying for Drinks with Wave of the Hand," S. Gossett, World Net
Daily 4-14-04.

90. "Big Brother Under Your Skin," M. Morford, sfgate,com, 10-20-04.

91. "VeriChip Corporation Expands Adoption of VeriMed System for
Patient Identification," VeriChip News Release, 12-1-05.

92. "VeriChip Expands Hospital Infrastructure: Hackensack University
Medical Center Becomes the Second Major Medical Center to Adopt the
VeriChip System," infowars.net, 3-16-05; also "Trinitas To Test RFID
Implants," mobilehealthdata.com. 8-22-05.

93. "Sensor Everywhere-A "Bucket Brigade" of Tiny, Wireless Sensors
May Be Able to Track Anything, Anytime, Anywhere," A. Ricadela,
Information Week, 1-24-05.

94. "Human Tracking Goes Mainstream," Jerry Dobson, Directions
Magazine, 1-27-05.

95. "Demo: Cloning a VeriChip," http://cq.cx/verichip.pl.; See also
"VeriChip RFID Implant Hacked," K. Albrecht and L. McIntyre,
Spychips.com, 1-28-06, rense.com.

96. "Post-9/11 Security Fears Usher In Subdermal Chips," World Net
Daily, 2-4-02.

97. "People Tracking Closer to Reality," World Net Daily 12-23-04.

98. "GPS Implant Makes Debut," S. Gossett, World Net Daily, 5-14-03.

99. "Patients Get 999 Chip Implants," timesonline.co.uk, 6-12-05.

100. "Digital Angel Human ID Implant To Be Unveiled in October-2
Months Early," J. Kohlbrand and J. Foster, World Net Daily, 8-13-00.

101. "Mark of the Beast?" World Net Daily, 1-28-02.

102. "Biochips for Everyone!" D. Fonda, Time Magazine, www.time.com,

103. Cell Phones, Invisible Hazards In the Wireless Age, Dr. George
Carlo, Carroll and Graf Publishers, 2001.

104. "UK ID Cards 'Defeated' Yet Going Ahead," S. Watson,
infowars.net, 1-24-06.

105. "Big Brother Britain, 2004--Four Million CCTV Cameras Watch
Public," Independent, UK. 1-12-04.

106. "Roadside DNA Tests On Citizen Planned," D. Cracknel, Telegraph,
UK, 12-10-00. See rense.com.

107. "New Body Screeners In Use in London: We are Living in a
Dystopian Nightmare," S. Watson, Inforwars.net, 1-12-06.

108. No Longer Lost In the Crowd: Prospects of Continuous
Geosurveillance, M. Dodge and M. Batty, Center For Advance Spatial
Analysis, University College London, March 2004.

109. "Britain Will Be First Country to Monitor Every Car Journey," The
Independent, UK, 12-21-05.

110. "How Mobile Phones Let Spies See Our every Move," J. Burke and P.
Warren, The Observer. UK, 10-14-02.

111. An excellent website for European reports of microwave ill-health
effects is: http://www.buergerwelle.com. Check these archives and read
for a year!

112. "Microwave Detection-Remote Mind Control Technology," Anna
Keeler, reprinted from "Secret and Suppressed: Banned Ideas and Hidden
History," edited by Jim Keith. This is an excellent history of
Operation Pandora, part of the Pentagon's multi-faceted research
project using microwave frequencies to induce both physical and mental

113. "Digital Angel Set To Fly Tomorrow," World Net Daily, 6-14-01.

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The Health Implications Of Playing With Big Brother's Most Cool Tool - Pt 2
By Amy Worthington
The Idaho Observer

First, a quick review...

In part one of this series, we documented how the USA of George W.
Bush has morphed into a fascist (public-private collaborative) police
state under the guise of "national security" and "war on terror."
While our ruling serial killers have never been brought to justice for
their 9/11 atrocities, civilian and military snoopers now read our
mail, listen to our phone calls, sniff around our Internet activities
and monitor our financial transactions. They use national security
letters and computer data mining to track our activities and assess
our every motive and intention. But this is only the beginning.

Big Brother's most cool tool-wireless and radio frequency
identification (RFID) technologies-now enable our controllers to far
surpass the Orwellian vision of 1984. Four main pillars of the
totalitarian master plan are:

ú a national identification system linking all humans to electronic
cards, tags or subdermal microchips containing personal ID numbers and
biometric data

ú a central data base containing sperm-to-worm information on each
numbered citizen

ú a wireless tracking system capable of instantly deciphering the
location of any citizen encumbered with an electronic ID device

ú a nationwide wireless (WiFi) network of surveillance cameras linked
with internet systems allowing police and intelligence command centers
to watch everything everywhere

The surveillance juggernaut

The Homeland Security Act of 2002 produced the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) by merging 22 federal agencies into a gigantic
intelligence octopus with the primary goal of spying on the American
people. DHS is the creature's center. State and local agencies,
lubricated with Homeland Security grants, are being absorbed through
the fiscal tentacles of a paranoid monster. This federal-state-local
juggernaut is implementing the master plan at break-neck speed.
Hundreds of thousands of surveillance cameras-many satellite
enabled-are being purchased with DHS money and mounted everywhere
across the nation. >From 80 conspicuous cameras in remote Dillingham,
Alaska, keeping tabs on 2,400 villagers, (1) to the massive IP and
mobile camera networks stalking denizens of Los Angeles,(2) the
bizarre DHS security apparatus is constructing a surveillance grid
capable of watching 300 million citizen "outmates" who simply can't be
trusted to live without Big Brother's close supervision.

The Intelligence Reform Act of 2004 and the Real ID Act of 2005
establish an ominous national ID system, forcing all states to
standardize biometric-laden birth certificates, drivers licenses and
other ID cards. By 2008, personal data from these mandatory
identifiers will be duly flowing into the Fuhrer's central database.

While coming to power over all law enforcement agencies with its
directives and funding hooks, DHS is also regimenting the U.S. medical
establishment to collect and forward all health data to Information
Central. The medical history of every citizen's private parts will
soon be efficiently forwarded from the examination table directly to
Big Brother's electronic health records database. Chief executive
officer for eHealth Initiative, Janet Marchibroda, confirms that
national standards and policies are being developed for
"connectivity"(3) no matter where in the U.S. a citizen might receive
his hemorrhoid or herpes diagnosis/treatment. Centralized medical
surveillance will certainly leave no citizen un-jabbed when Homeland
Needle Nazis unleash their stash of disabling, compulsory lipid-laced
vaccines during a "national emergency."

DHS and dozens of medical facilities across the nation now encourage
the use of RFID microchips which can be implanted under the skin. At
least 68 hospitals and medical facilities are already using Applied
Digital Solution's VeriChip, recently approved by FDA for human
implantation.(4) Each VeriChip, implanted under a patient's skin
between the elbow and shoulder, contains a 16-digit identification
number, readable by a chip scanner blasting kilohertz radio frequency.
Meantime, DHS has announced its quest for powerful new reader
technology that could obtain information from ID microchips attached
to either a human or a vehicle, even if the human is 25 feet away;
even if the vehicle is moving at 55 miles per hour.(5)

The Digital Angel tracking chip is an active, self-powered tracking
device, also developed for implantation under human skin. Produced by
Digital Angel Corp, a subsidiary of Applied Digital, this wireless
monstrosity is capable of sending and receiving data packets of
information at long distances through both ground stations and GPS
satellites. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, homeless and mentally ill people wandering the streets of
New York City, San Francisco, Washington and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
have already been implanted with dangerous RFID tracking devices.
Police and social workers can monitor their every move with handheld
computers that receive radio signals from the implants.(6) We assume
that eventually other cities and states will participate in this
horrific experimental program, which so cruelly exploits those least
able to endure the devastating health effects of round-the-clock RF

Many federal workers, including DHS employees and contractors, now
carry biometric ID cards which use radio frequencies to communicate
wirelessly with central tracking computers.(7) Eventually, all federal
and state employees will carry such devices. The House of
Representative is seeking technology to track 13,500 House members and
staff using microwave-readable tags. These active badges will
continuously transmit microwave signals, enabling electronic readers
to obtain information through clothing and briefcases up to 100 feet
away.(8) Sweet justice will be the day the most corrupt legislators in
history have no place to hide from the totalitarian police state they
have so zealously created.

An Orwellian nation would definitely want to imprint its children with
the dehumanizing mindsets of radio-tracking. Public school children
are now in the crosshairs for tagging. A number of corporations
nurtured by DHS are pushing RFID systems for schools. Kids wearing
RFID tracking badges will become acclimated to having their every move
contemplated by an ever-watching central authority. Last March, the
New York Times Learning Network unleashed an RFID lesson plan for
public school children grades 6-12. The plan induces students to
discuss technologies able to " identify them and monitor their
activities," and to write essays persuading others to use such

Our world a microwave oven

As documented here, wireless devices and networks are the very bedrock
of Police State USA. The Gestapo's burgeoning wireless infrastructure
consists of tens of thousands of gargantuan communications towers,
hundreds of thousands of very small WiFi transmitters and an ever
growing network of tiny bucket sensors being systematically mounted in
and on nearly everything in our environment. They all generate radio
frequency/microwave radiation in kilohertz, megahertz or gigahertz.
With thousands of commercial and military satellites blasting
additional microwaves at the earth, humanity now swims in an invisible
but dense sea of toxic electromagnetic, cancer-causing, brain altering
frequencies that are nearly impossible for laymen to assess and

Both our polar ice caps are rapidly melting and our winters are
growing more dangerously warm every year.(10) Our world is water
based. Microwaves agitate and heat water molecules. The U.S. military
has increased to 180 the number of HAARP microwave transmitters used
to actually boil the ionosphere-the electrically charged layer just
above the Earth's atmosphere.(11) Tons of metallic salt particles,
including barium, have been dumped into the atmosphere by chemtrail
projects for the last 8 years.(12) Barium heats and dries the
atmosphere, inducing drought. If the military uses such chemtrail
particles to augment over-the horizon radar technology,(13) would not
these aerosols also be useful for wireless commercial and police
communications? It is surely no coincidence that the lunatic HAARP
project, pestilential chemtrails, the explosion of wireless technology
and runaway global warming have all burst onto the scene
simultaneously-within the last 15 years. Our planet and its atmosphere
have become a gigantic microwave oven, while greenhouse gases keep the
fire burning.

Experts say RF/microwave earth transmitters are increasing at a rate
of 15 percent per year. And there is no end to the dictators' plans
for adding more. How can we calculate the additional electromagnetic
smog to be added by the Department of Transportation's plan to have
automakers install on every new car onboard tracking units beginning
in 2010? Radio waves blasting from 57 million autos by 2015 will
automatically transmit tracking information to Brother's voracious
transportation computers.(14) Just how far totalitarian planners are
taking the tracking business is revealed by Intel's Research
Laboratory in Seattle, which advises that both commercial and
government entities will one day pinpoint our location and movements
with the help of ubiquitous, microwave-blasting beacons able to
decipher our cell phone numbers from a distance. Watchers will then
infer what we are doing and buying (and thinking?) based on our

Kilohertz, megahertz and gigahertz are among the most dangerous
radiation frequencies known to man. Neither medicine nor industry has
ever established a demonstrably "safe" human exposure level for this
man-made, modulated, pulsing radiation. There are, however, thousands
of studies proving that these emanations are deadly to all living
creatures and their biospheres.

It is the purpose of this article to document the terrible health
ramifications of our ever-increasing exposure to commercial and police
state radiation. Medical and empirical evidence indicates that we are
becoming energetically weak, intellectually impaired and chronically
ill from insidious RF waves we can neither see, touch, smell nor
taste. Clueless Americans who allow themselves to be implanted with
identification and tracking chips will suffer most grievously.
Millions, already physically and emotionally addicted to
microwave-spewing cell phones, laptops, personal data gadgets and
entertainment devices which they cuddle to their brains and bodies,
will have little moral or philosophical aversion to being chipped. But
for the more discriminating, we are reviewing here crucial research
data, which, if taken seriously, may save lives and stiffen resolve to
reject the fascist subdermal tracking system-no matter what the cost.

Our baseline study: The U.S. embassy in Moscow

We begin with the Soviet microwave attack against the U.S. embassy in
Moscow, Russia. That tragic episode is a crucial study for
understanding the effects of radio frequency/microwave on the human
body. Beginning in 1953 and continuing into the 1970s, the Russian
Soviets used microwave radiation to sicken and stupefy our embassy
staff. Two consecutive U.S. ambassadors died of cancer and a third
developed a leukemia-like blood disease and bleeding eyes. At least 16
women in the embassy group developed breast cancer. Breast, eye and
testicle tissues are the most sensitive to radiation. Many staffers
also suffered immune system disorders, high white blood cell counts,
chromosomal breaks, chronic fatigue, blurred vision, cataracts and
muscle aches. Such conditions are known collectively as Microwave

U.S. officials knew about the Soviet assault from the beginning but
they did not warn embassy staff for 10 years because, like the
Soviets, the CIA was interested in studying the effects of irradiation
on the human body.(17) While monitoring the Soviet project, the CIA
launched Project Pandora and nefarious parallel projects like TUMS,
MUTS and BAZAR, some of which involved the military. These intrepid
devil-doers documented the horrible effects of radio
frequency/microwave radiation on both animal and human subjects.

* They learned that the worst after-effects become evident long
after exposure-sometimes a decade or more.(18)

* They discovered that exposed people and animals and their
offspring show a drastic decline in intelligence.(19)

* They learned that microwave creates effective weaponry, resulting
in the grotesque RF "poppers" currently being used against the Iraqi
people,(20) and the deadly 95-gigahertz active denial systems
prepared for both the military and domestic law enforcement.(21)

Fedgov absolutely knows from the Moscow data and from its own 50 years
of research that microwave radiation emitted by America's wireless
communications and surveillance networks will eventually make all of
us ill, and many of us prematurely dead. What millions of
wireless-worshiping Americans don't know is this:

1 The Russians targeted the Moscow embassy staff with 2.4
gigahertz microwave-the same frequency blasting out of the
wireless cell phones, in-house cordless phones, wireless
computers and WLAN systems now irradiating bodies, homes, work
places and schools across America. Some phones are excreting
5.8 gigahertz-which is even more powerful than 2.4 gigahertz.

2 The Russians mainly used a power density of only 5 microwatts
per cubic centimeter (cm2) which they aimed at the west facade
of the embassy building. Most of the people inside the building
received about 1/50 of that amount or .1 microwatts per cm2.
The Federal Communications Commission has set an ambient
microwave exposure "safety" limit of 580 microwatts per cm2,
which enables government and industry to irradiate us with over
100 times the power density used against the Moscow embassy
officers and staff.

3 The Russians beamed microwaves at the embassy only nine hours
a day, unlike cell tower and roof top transmitters and WLAN
systems which blast megahertz and gigahertz into American
homes, neighborhoods and offices 24 hours a day.(22)

Our deadly exposure standards

The Russians well understand that a tiny bit of microwave can cause
serious health problems and death. Russian microwave standards for
public exposure are 100 times more stringent than those in the U.S.
The Chinese standards are even more stringent. Austria allows public
exposure of only .1 microwatt per cm.2 Contrast that to Great
Britain's genocidal standards which permit a whopping 5,800 microwatts
per cm2. This is most convenient for Tony Blair's rabid surveillance
police state, outpacing even our own in repression and scope with its
deadly TETRA police communications radiation.(23)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which permits such
lenient radiation exposure from most U.S. transmitting sources, is
purely a cheering squad for the telecommunications and broadcasting
industries it is supposed to regulate. The Center for Public Integrity
found that FCC officials are bribed by the industry with such perks as
expensive trips to Las Vegas.(24) FCC standards are based on the
obsolete theory that the only risk from RF/microwave exposure is
excessive heating of tissues (thermal effects). Yet there are so many
documented and dangerous non-thermal effects that even the EPA has
said it is time to consider non-thermal effects in updated standards.
The FCC admits that its standards are based upon recommendations of
organizations loaded with industry and military lobbyists-most of whom
would obviously prefer NO restrictions whatever on the use of
RF/microwave radiation.(25) The FCC's exposure limits are so high that
no matter how much Fedgov and industry adds to our radiation burden,
it will always be "within standards."

Ditto for the FCC's cell phone SAR guidelines. SAR quantifies
radiation absorbed by the brain. SAR standards were calculated by
using dummies with sugar water in their fake heads.(26) A news segment
on the TV news magazine 20/20 demonstrated that cell phones often
exceed the grossly dangerous SAR ratings listed on their labels
anyway. (27) Swedish studies show rat brain damage at SAR levels 800
times lower than those allowable under FCC standards.(28)

The FCC has neither money nor manpower to monitor wireless
installations across the nation for compliance with its obsolete
standards. It admits that "physical testing to verify compliance" is
relatively rare.(29) Nor does the FCC do an adequate job of requiring
industry to monitor itself. The FCC says that many wireless facilities
are UNLIKELY to cause human exposures in excess of RF exposure
guidelines, so operators of those facilities are exempt from routine
compliance testing. FCC is so unconcerned about public RF/microwave
exposure that if applicants desire to emit radiation in excess of FCC
standards, they just file environmental assessment paperwork.(30)

Transmitter emissions levels are based merely on computer models done
by industry at the time of application. What the actual emissions
really are from America's microwave towers and roof top antennas-no
one knows. But we have important clues from radiation expert Dr. Bill
Curry, a brilliant and published scientist who gained his expertise as
an engineer for Argonne and Livermore labs. Working as a private
consultant, Dr. Curry has traveled the nation to monitor homes and
neighborhoods where people are now very sick from microwave
transmitters. In 2000, Dr. Curry reported finding homes near cell
towers with ambient radiation measuring as high as 65 to 70 microwatts
per cubic centimeter.(31) People living in them were very ill and some
left their homes to sleep in their cars to obtain some relief. The
situation across the nation must be considerably worse today.

The wireless buildout

In the 1990s, industry and government began constructing a national
wireless communications infrastructure capable of supporting a
surveillance police state. But citizens, with the help of their local
governments, were effectively foiling Big Brother's long-range plans
by opposing cell towers in their neighborhoods on grounds that
microwave emissions are harmful. So the telecom lobby and its mascot,
Senator John McCain, railroaded the Telecommunications Act of 1996
through Congress. Section 704(II)(B)(iv) of the act states, "No State
or local government....may regulate the placement, construction, and
modification of personal wireless service facilities on the basis of
the environmental effects of radio frequency emissions to the extent
that such facilities comply with the Commission's regulations
concerning such emissions." This law gives government and industry
unchallenged power to erect its wireless surveillance state in blatant
disregard for known health and environmental consequences.

Intelligent people are concerned. For example, the International
Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) does not want wireless
transmitters placed on fire department facilities. The IAFF says that
wireless transmitters blasting away 24 hours a day could endanger the
lives of firefighters.(32) A large group of scientists and engineers,
including the Communications Workers of America, filed suit in 1990s.
They were hoping to have the Supreme Court review both the FCC's
outdated exposure guidelines and the legality of preventing
state/local governments from considering health/environmental hazards
of wireless transmitters. In 2001, the Supreme Court refused to hear
the case.(33) So the group petitioned the FCC to employ the newest
scientific studies and bring its exposure guidelines into the 21st
century.(34) The FCC naturally thumbed its nose at the suggestion.(35)
Three congressional bills have been introduced in Congress since 2001,
proposing to update exposure guidelines. These bills have gone nowhere
with the most corrupt congress in history. So Police State USA presses
on into a wireless radiation free-for-all, with zero accountability.

Microwave syndrome

Ambient radiation levels and the frenetic use of personal wireless
devices are steadily increasing. As a result, millions of Americans
now suffer from "Microwave Syndrome." The parameters of this sickness
are described in the Freiburger Appeal, a document signed by over 2000
German medical doctors.(36) The document describes microwave sickness
incurred by the German people from wireless transmitters, mobile
phones and digital cordless household phones. The doctors said they
are observing a "dramatic rise in severe and chronic diseases,"

* Cancerous conditions, including leukemia and brain tumors

* Learning, concentration and behavioral disorders (including ADD)

* Extreme fluctuations in blood pressure, not controllable by medication

* Heart rhythm disorders

* Heart attacks and strokes among very young people

* Degenerative brain disorders and epilepsy

* Ear nerve damage and tinnitus

* Immune system inadequacy and susceptibility to infection

* Nervous and connective tissue pain for which there is no explanation

* Chronic exhaustion, severe headaches, nervousness and sleep disorders

When French scientists recently conducted a survey study of hundreds
of French people living near microwave transmitters, they documented
the same symptoms, including nausea, fatigue, memory problems and
cardiovascular symptoms.(37) Two thirds of Americans are declared
overweight. Obesity and low metabolism, epidemic across the nation,
are hallmark signs of thyroid malfunction. Microwave radiation to the
brain is proven to slow or halt the pineal gland's production of the
thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), thereby drastically reducing
production of the vital T4 and T3 thyroid hormones.(38) Meters show
that wireless phones often "leak" radiation from the mouthpiece, which
flows directly into radiation-sensitive tissues in the neck and
thyroid gland.

The cancer issue

The most tragic manifestation of radiation sickness is cancers and
leukemia. We now have a glimpse of what the wireless revolution means
in terms of future U.S. cancer rates. Last year, there were 30,000
cases of brain and eye tumors-as a direct result of cell phone
use-reported to the Mobile Telephone Health Concerns Registry, which
tracks and counts information volunteered from citizens across the
country.(39) This registry is currently directed by Dr. George Carlo,
who was chief scientist for the telecom industry when it conducted its
six-year wireless radiation studies in the 1990s in order to prove the
"safety" of cell phones. After the industry's own studies revealed
cell phone use was the opposite of safe, it went into "spin" mode,
apparently determined to lie and deny as long as possible. The
industry's disingenuous but lucrative stance is found in the words of
Joe Farren, director of public affairs for the CTIA-The Wireless
Association, who stated, "The science to date shows there is not a
health risk associated with the use of any wireless device."(40)

Dr. Carlo wrote an expose documenting both the shocking data and the
political hanky panky that still keeps consumers in the dark on the
life-threatening hazards of wireless phones.(41) He estimated that, in
2006, there will be 50-75,000 new cell phone tumors reported and by
2010, an estimated 300,000-500,000 cases, as a new crop of microwave
victims comes into full bloom.(42) The latency period for developing
cancer from cell phone microwave exposure is thought to be about 10
years.(43) It is this latency period which allows corporate
killers-those who profit handsomely from exposing humanity to depleted
uranium, asbestos, tobacco and wireless technologies-to lay their eggs
of death before victims understand what has happened to them.

Microwave radiation produces at least two mechanisms for the promotion
of cancer: Micronuclei and heat shock proteins. The telecom industry's
own studies confirmed that cell phone radiation--at levels far below
the U.S. government's exposure guidelines--produces micronuclei in
human blood cells.(44) Micronuclei are broken fragments of DNA,
indicating that cells can no longer properly repair themselves. All
cancers are the result of genetic damage and the presence of
micronuclei in living cells is a premier diagnostic marker for cancer.
Doctors treating victims of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster used
micronuclei testing to determine the extent of radiation damage.

University of Washington researchers funded by the U.S. military
demonstrated that 2.4 gigahertz radiation increases the frequency of
single-strand DNA breaks in the brain cells of live rats after only
two hours of exposure at only 1/5th of the FCC's so-called "safety"
limits.(45) In 2000, Dr. Joseph Roti Roti, a highly-credentialed
scientist who received sizeable grants from Motorola, also confirmed
formation of micronuclei at radiation levels lower than those emitted
by cell phones.(46) By 2004, studies commissioned by the European
Union confirmed that mobile phone microwaves damage DNA and such
damage passes onto the next generation of cells.(47) In late 2005,
Chinese scientists found that low-level cell phone microwaves provoke
significant increases in cell DNA damage.(48)

Because wireless phones cause hotspots in human tissue, the body
produces heat shock proteins in an effort to protect and repair
overheated cells.(49) These proteins also protect cancer cells, making
them resistant to treatment.(50) Many tumors are found to be
over-abundant in heat shock proteins. In 2002, Italian cancer
researchers demonstrated that microwaves from mobile phones made
leukemia cells in vitro replicate rapidly.(51) British researcher
Alisdair Phillips found that a few minutes exposure to cell phone-type
radiation can transform a 5 percent active cancer into a 95 percent
active cancer for the duration of the exposure and for a short time
afterwards.(52) British molecular toxicologist David de Pomerai
confirmed that cells with unrepaired DNA damage are likely to be far
more aggressively cancerous.(53) In the U.S., where nearly half of us
are expected to develop cancer in our lifetime, the last thing we need
is microwave -spewing (and receiving) ID implants in our flesh.

In 2005, three separate European research groups showed a significant
increased risk of brain tumors-both malignant and benign-in people who
have used cell phones for 10 years or more.(54) One of these studies
suggests that the risk is greatest in people who begin using phones
before they are 20 years old, since children absorb more radiation
than adults.(55) In March, 2006, the Swedish National Institute for
Working Life turned even U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) heads
when it confirmed that people who use mobile phones for 2,000 hours in
their lifetimes have a 240 percent increased risk for malignant tumors
on the side of the head where the phone is positioned.(56) Workers
across America, compelled to use cordless phones, extremely hot
radios/walkie-talkies or wireless blue tooth headsets throughout the
work day, can achieve their 2,000 hours in roughly one year.

In 2005, the National Academy of Sciences confirmed that even very low
doses of ionizing radiation from X-rays and gamma rays over a lifetime
cause cancer.(57) The above-referenced RF/microwave studies confirm
that non-ionizing radiation-flowing from wireless transmitters and
wireless devices-inflict the SAME KIND of damage upon human cells as
ionizing radiation, with the same cancerous results.


All people living in a radiation-intensive police state are at high
risk for developing cancers that will make rapid and lethal
advancement. And that goes for Big Brother's super-wired enforcement
agents and bureaucratic heel-clickers.

Brain and central nervous system damage

Cell phone radiation causes profound damage to the entire nervous
system. By 1977, researchers knew that very low levels of microwaves
to the brain can quickly initiate a breaching of the blood-brain
barrier.(58) This happens when radiation causes albumin to leak from
capillaries into surrounding brain tissue, causing neuron damage.
Harmful molecules in the blood, including pathogens, then enter the
central nervous system with tragic results. In 1988, Swedish
scientists began a series of animal studies to confirm that cell phone
radiation opens the blood-brain barrier. They found that such leakage
can occur after only TWO MINUTES of microwave exposure and at density
levels of only 1/10,000 of a watt, thousands of times less than the
radiation absorbed by a cell phone user's brain.(59) Scientists in
Finland have found that mobile phone radiation can actually shrink
brain cells, making them more permeable to leaking toxins.(60)

In 2003, British researchers demonstrated that cell phone radiation
changes the shape of brain proteins, causing them to clump together
and form pathological protein fibrils like those found in Alzheimer's
and Parkinson's disease patients.(61) That same year, Swedish
scientists published a study on rat brains exposed to cell phone
microwaves. They found that damage to nerve cells in the cortex,
hippocampus (memory center) and basal ganglia was severe. Exposed rats
had an astonishing number of dead neuron cells, actually suffering
holes in their brains from the damage. The scientists concluded that,
after some decades of daily use, cell phone users will likely suffer
drastic, dementive brain effects, even in middle age.(62)

In February, 2006, Chinese researchers announced that chronic exposure
to GSM cell phone radiation reduces the synaptic activity in
hippocampus neurons(63) while French researchers found that abnormal
proteins found in Alzheimer's cases always deposit in the hippocampus
first.(64) This is why memory loss is one of the first indications of
dementia and a common effect of wireless phone use.(65) University of
Washington studies showed that rats exposed to pulsed microwaves
suffered damage to their long-term learning and memory centers.(66)
These rats became slow learners and handicapped at finding their way
around their environment. The acetylcholine neurotransmitter necessary
for numerous brain functions was reduced in exposed rat brains after
only 45 minutes.(67)

Irradiated brain neurons die rapidly because nerve cells have a low
capacity for DNA repair.(68) University of Kentucky researchers were
amazed to find that the autopsied brains of 89 cognitively normal
elders had the same pathology found in Alzheimer's victims' brains,
including necrotic decay, amyloidal deposits and senile plaques. They
surmised that these people functioned normally anyway because they had
a large nervous system reserve that allowed them to function well
despite their pathological burdens.(69) Cellphonites who rapidly kill
their neurons with radiation will obviously not have that reserve in
old age. The British medical journal The Lancet announced in December,
2005, that global Alzheimer's rates are exploding.(70)

The Japanese are among the more "wired" people on earth. Ninety
million Japanese cell-phone users play video games, download songs,
read news and even watch TV on their cell phones. In 2001, Japanese
doctors reported that a growing number of people in their 20s and 30s
are suffering from severe memory loss and impaired judgment. "Young
people today are becoming stupid," said a Japanese professor of

They are not alone. A literacy study conducted in 2005 on 19,000 young
Americans is sobering. Only one in three recent American college grads
can read a complex book and extrapolate from it. An overwhelming
majority of college students are unable to understand arguments in a
newspaper editorial or to comprehend a simple comparison table.
Researchers, nevertheless, pronounced these pathetically impaired
students to be more "intelligent" than the average American adult.(72)
While commentators attribute this shocking state of functional decay
to a literacy problem, it is more likely the sad fate of a generation
that has recklessly irradiated itself for a decade. Have these young
adults simply erased their intellectual hard drives?

Cell phone radiation causes deficiency in the motor function, memory
and attention required to drive safely, according to insurance studies
in England.(73) An average driver talking on a cell phone is actually
more impaired in function and reaction time than a drunk. Studies show
radiation-impaired reaction time is actually 30 percent slower than
alcohol impaired reactions.(74) Drivers on phones are less able to
maintain a constant speed and find it more difficult to keep a safe
distance from the car in front.(75) BBC news reported in 2005 that
drivers are four times more likely to crash when on a mobile phone,
even if they are using a hands free kit.(76) Also in 2005, federal
researchers reported that using a cell phone while driving is a major
cause of traffic accidents and that hands free devices have little
safety benefit.(77) The University of Utah study showed teenagers on
cell phones drive like elderly people. Put a 20 year old behind the
wheel with a cell phone-even hands free-and his reaction times are the
same as a 70 year old driver, say authors of the study.(78) Older
drivers on cell phones would likely be at very high risk.


All of us living in a radiation intensive police state are at risk for
diminishing mental function and premature dementia, which means that
we may end up just like the maniacs who got us into this mess.

Heart and circulatory damage

Microwave radiation is cardiogenic, i.e., heart damaging. A medical
consultant for Hughes Aircraft Corporation, who completed a report for
the U.S. military on radar-exposed personnel, listed heart conditions
as among the most serious ill-effects.(79) Russian researchers noted
that cell phone radiation causes "significant changes" in
cardiovascular systems. They observed that microwave sickness often
begins with very low blood pressure and slow pulse, then progresses to
high blood pressure, culminating in blockage of coronary arteries and
heart attack.(80) In 1998, German scientists found that 35 minutes of
cell phone radiation caused blood pressure in human test subjects to
rise between 5-10 mm Hg, an increase reportedly high enough to cause a
stroke in those at risk.(81) Other researchers noted that blood
pressure can also be dangerously reduced when cell/cordless phones
irradiate certain brain areas. (82) Are you ready now to get that big
old gigahertz cordless away from Gram and Gramps?

Medical specialists in London warned that cell phone radiation causes
blood cells to leak hemoglobin, damaging both heart and kidney
tissues.(83) German scientists found that cell phone microwaves cause
lymphocytes to clump together (hemaglutination).(84) High school
students in Germany recently blood tested 51 of their classmates
before and after cell phone use. They showed that immediately after
cell exposure, red blood cells clump together, a pathological
condition causing blood to take up less oxygen while jamming
capillaries and increasing the risk of blood clots.(85)

People in England are now so radiation-damaged from their wireless
infrastructure that many are sending their blood to be tested by
German laboratories to find out how sick they are. German doctors
reported that the blood of a woman living by a cell tower looked like
the blood of someone who had undergone chemotherapy.(86) A British
female doctor recently reported that she and her entire family became
very ill when they connected a 2.4 gigahertz wireless router in their
home to service computers and peripherals. Because the system
irradiated the entire house, she and her children quickly developed
headaches, chronic fatigue and flu-like symptoms. Her severe heart
palpitations ended when the wireless router was turned off. (87)


All of us living in a radiation-intensive police state are at high
risk for heart, blood and circulatory problems, especially high blood
pressure and stoke. Hey, you cops out there with your in-vehicle
laptops and radar guns and wireless cameras-hope you're having fun in
your stroke-mobiles!

Genetic damage and birth defects

In the late 1990s, scientists confirmed that chick embryos exposed to
cell phone radiation during their 21-day incubation period were five
times less likely to survive than unexposed chicks.(88) In 2000, Dr.
Ross Adey researching at UC Riverside reported studies showing that
pregnant rats exposed to Iridium cell phone radiation produced fetuses
with significantly decreased brain activity compared to non-exposed

In 2002, the Associated Press reported that DNA and chromosomal damage
caused by ionizing radiation and other radiation has profound
ramifications for the offspring of people thus damaged.(90) According
to researchers at the University of Leicester, radiation damage
suffered by parents can be passed on to children and
grandchildren.(91) Researchers have long warned that mothers using a
cell phone headset, causing her to place the phone near her abdomen
during pregnancy, could expose the fetus to dangerous levels of
microwave radiation which the fetus can readily absorb.(92) In 2002,
the French government warned teenagers to keep cell phones away from
their developing reproductive organs.(93)

By 2004, researchers in Hungary found that men who carried a cell
phone on their bodies-even on standby-had significantly lower sperm
concentration. The motility of the sperm they did produce was reduced
and sperm movements were abnormal. (94) Other researchers found that
the use of laptop computers can impair male fertility when they heat
men's testicles.(95) In 2005, German researchers found significant
alterations in gonad function of mice exposed to GSM cell phone

University of Washington researchers documented reproductive changes
in lab animals occurred at exposures many times less than the FCC's
SAR exposure guidelines.(97) Thousands of young women working in
retail companies and offices across the U.S. are now wearing on their
bodies a variety of microwave-driven communications devices throughout
their shifts. Many of these devices are worn in pockets or on waist
bands, exposing their ovaries to microwave radiation. Many of these
woman at any given time are unknowingly pregnant and exposing their
fetuses to DNA damage. The crime is that neither industry nor
regulating agencies are warning Americans about these dangers nor are
they doing follow-up studies on women who have exposed their fetuses.
When their children are born with defects and illness, parents have no
way to prove that wireless radiation was the cause.

Scientists now suspect that there may be a correlation between autism
and fetal or neonatal exposure to radio frequency radiation.(98) One
in six U.S. children suffers some neurological disability and the rate
of autism has skyrocketed in the last decade.(99) Dr. Ross Adey of the
University of California Riverside showed that a pregnant rat's
exposure to cell phone radiation alters the activity of an enzyme in
fetus brains, indicating stress.(100)

In 2005, researchers with the Environmental Working Group reported
that unborn U.S babies are soaking in a uterine chemical stew,
including mercury, gasoline by-products and pesticides. The group
found an average of 287 contaminants, many of them carcinogenic, in
each of 10 samples of umbilical cord blood.101 Chemically contaminated
humans are far more likely to succumb to the deadly effects of
radiation exposure. When scientists wish to induce cancer in lab
animals exposed to experimental radiation, they often prime them first
with a CARCINOGENIC chemical!


In a radiation-intensive police state, the already polluted unborn
conceived by radiation-damaged parents are at ever-increasing risks
for genetic deformities, brain damage and death. Perhaps we now have
clues as to why approximately one half of all pregnancies in the
United States result in death of the baby-either before or after
birth-or in a less than healthy baby.(102)

Learning disabilities in school children

For the cell phone industry-it's open season on kids. Children as
young as six years old are targeted by companies which tempt them with
kiddie phones that double as music and game players. Toddlers damage
their vulnerable brains with household cordless phones, leaving them
hyperactive and unable to focus when they enter school. University of
Utah researchers found that the brain of a 5-year-old child absorbs
four times more radiation than an adult brain and the eye fluid of a
5-year-old child absorbs over 10 times more radiation than an adult
eye.(103) Spanish scientists using a special scanner found that
pre-teen children exposed to microwave radiation for only two minutes
suffered abnormal brain pattern activity for hours afterwards. It is
known that such disturbed brain activity can lead to
psychiatric/behavioral problems and impaired learning ability.(104)

British scientists warned in 2001 that cell phone signals can disrupt
a child's alpha and delta brain wave activity, damage his genetic
components and disable his immune system.(105) The British Health
Protection Agency advises parents to discourage the use of mobile
phones by children under 8. (106) The German Academy of Pediatrics has
warned German parents to strictly limit cell phone use by
children.(107) In 2002, an Austrian radiation expert explained that
cell phone radiation is especially dangerous to children, not only
because their skulls are thinner than those of adults, but because the
earlier in life a malign (pre-cancerous) transformation occurs, the
more likely it will one day result in a clinical malignancy.(108) By
1995, British researchers confirmed that microwave phone radiation can
radically change mood, and produce aggressive behavior in

In 2000, an EPA scientist stated that wireless communication devices
in schools exposing children to long-term, pulse-modulated radio
frequency radiation could produce subtle effects on brain function and
memory, endangering their ability to learn.(110) Nevertheless, digital
classrooms by the thousands are now contaminated with wireless laptop
computers and gadgets which engulf children in a cloud of powerful,
pulsed gigahertz microwaves. Wall or ceiling WLAN antennas damage
children just like the ionizing radiation of X-rays. These irradiated
children are susceptible to blinding headaches, eye damage, attention
deficit, slow learning response, impaired memory function, poor immune
function and fatigue. Cutting-edge child abuse is personified by
powerful radio tracking tags now being offered to 12,000 grade school
kids in Tucson, Arizona. Cancer-causing microwaves will continuously
blast through the tissues of these very young children so that school
personnel and parents can track their exact location, represented as
dots on a computerized map.(111) Conducting a $5 million study at the
University of Washington in the early 90s, Dr. William Guy
demonstrated that nearly every test animal exposed to five years of
low-level, pulsed electromagnetic fields, died from cancer or immune
system breakdown.(112) Exposing kids to thirteen years of intense
radiation in public school cancer zones is sheer lunacy.


The future looks grim for children in a radiation-intensive police
state dedicated to further irradiating their school zones with radio
frequency ID tags and wireless surveillance cameras. If Americans
really loved their children, all schools would be radiation-free safe
areas, period. If there was ever a good reason to home school
children, the advent of the digital surveillance classroom is it.

Microwave addiction

One of the most tragic realities of our time is the fact that
microwave radiation, like nicotine, stimulates the pleasure centers of
the brain. In the 1980s, University of Washington researchers found
that radio frequency radiation activates endogenous opioids, compounds
generated by the brain which behave like morphine.(113) In 1996,
researchers found that pulsed telephone microwaves have a hypnotic
effect on the brain.(114) In 1999, the Observer newspaper in London
cited a study which found that cell phone radiation stimulates
production of morphine-like chemicals in the brain and that the "high"
is triggered by endorphin release when radiation from the phone enters
through the ear.(115) It is also relevant that an increase in
endogenous opioid activity in the brain caused by microwave radiation
is known to increase alcohol-drinking behavior.(116)

Observations confirm our suspicion that a sizeable percentage of our
population, especially teenagers and young women of child-bearing age,
seem literally "stoned" on microwaves, much to the economic advantage
of those who conspired to hook them. Cell phone dependency is known
as "compulsive communicating." Chain dialers connect continually to
get another "fix." A striking example of possible psycho-emotional
addiction was the young female bank robber who calmly robbed four
Northern Virginia banks in late 2005 while she was immersed in cell
phone chats.(117) An article in the British Medical Journal noted that
mobile phones are replacing nicotine as the foremost addictive
obsession in Great Britain.(118) Seventy-five percent of Brit
teenagers said they literally could not bear to be without their
phone.(119) Recent studies in the U.S. and South Korea reveal that
teens who are heavily cell-phone obsessed are often depressed or
anxious, not surprising since microwave radiation has a proven impact
on mood and emotion.(120) Apparently few care if American children are
hopelessly habituated to giga-juice.

Some final thoughts

Much of the above data addresses the long term exposure of microwaves
emitted by active transmitters such as cell towers, cell/cordless
phones and embedded communications chips like Digital Angel, now
tragically being implanted in the most undeserving of cancer and
premature death-search and rescue dogs.(121) God help those precious
babies! No animal should be tagged with cancer-causing frequencies
24/7. Radio collars should be used only for short times when
absolutely necessary and removed as soon as possible, because animals
suffer the very same radiation effects as humans.

We must add some perspective on the passive ID chips, like those now
being implanted in hospitals across the nation. The VeriChip is
similar to AVID chips embedded in domesticated pets. A radio frequency
blast from an AVID chip reader used to find pet ID numbers causes both
gauss and microwave meters to jump "off the scale." This kind of
kilohertz blast is obviously a significant electromagnetic shock to
the body. Passive human chip implants will expose chip bearers to
continual zapping from 134 kilohertz identification readers as
embedded chips become universally accepted for locational, financial
and identification purposes.

Where are the health studies on how human cells respond to the
continual assault from 134 kilohertz radio frequency, hot enough to
oscillate at 134,000 cycles per second? Long term exposure to
electro-magnetic fields of a mere 60 hertz-over 2,000 times less
energy active than 134 KHz-can cause leukemia, brain cancer, Lou
Gehrig's disease, miscarriage, severe depression and suicide.(122)
These low frequency fields have been classified by both the National
Institutes of Health and the California Department of Health Services
as probable human carcinogens.(123) If 60 hertz magnetic exposure can
damage genetic material in our cells and cause human cancers to
increase growth rate as much as 1600%,(124) what can 134 kilohertz
accomplish? The FDA has approved implantation of VeriChip with no long
term health studies performed whatsoever.

Police State USA will never tell us the truth about the radiation they
are using against us with such a vengeance. Deliberately kept dumb as
dirt about the issue, Americans are cornered rats who have never had
the privilege of giving informed consent for this abuse and brutality.
We all now stand between a ruthless political machine that would snuff
our lives without a blink and the equally serious repercussions of
political resistance. Can we educate enough people in time to mount
effective resistance? Can we hold the line until this fascist
administration--and the murderous corporate horse it rode in
on--finally destroy themselves with their own excesses?


Here are constructive suggestions for those who want to help restore
the world to sanity:

1. First establish your own priorities regarding personal wireless
devices. Make the choice for robust health and normal mental function
with a trade-off of less convenience. Explain to others that you are
rejecting wireless devices because you choose to prevent premature
aging, memory/vision loss, genetic damage and cancer. They may
appreciate knowing the facts too. And cheer up! There is life -far
less stressful--after wireless.

2. Become creative on how to function successfully in this world
without having a microwave transmitter directly on your body. If you
absolutely must use cell or cordless phones, keep them off your body
and in speaker mode only for very short, essential calls. Some
cordless phones with two antennas irradiate a whole room, even when
not in use. It is best to get them out of your house and use land line
speaker phones that allow you to "yak" while wandering around. You can
still buy corded phones, even though they may be hidden under the
retail counter in a brown bag, like old-time porno magazines, ha! The
more corded phones we buy, the more available they will be.

3. Obtain a good radio frequency/microwave meter and see the world
around you in its energy form. Use the meter to show others the death
rays pulsing wildly from wireless devices. Use it to help create a
safe space where your body can rest from RF radiation, spending as
much time as possible in radiation-free zones. If your work place is
high in microwaves, ask your boss to help you reduce your
exposure-such as installing a land line phone for your desk. Your boss
might even be interested in reducing his own exposure once you educate

4. Help us build mass awareness about the many lethal RF/microwave
hazards to humans, animals and all life on earth. Use the resources we
provide here to become an "expert" on the difference between life
energies vs. death energies.

5. Refuse to allow any identification or communication device to be
implanted in your body, no matter what the cost socially or
financially. The documentation presented here makes it clear that
people who allow themselves to be tagged or chipped will ultimately be
very sick. They will have "a noisome and grievous sore"-to quote a
very reliable source.(125)

6. Get this information into the hands of anyone who has a heart with
which to hear the truth. There are innocent lives to be saved. Those
of us who refuse to be chipped and tracked by Police State USA
absolutely must stick together, helping one another through this dark
night, until the morning breaks.

Radiation meters:

Alpha Lab Inc.
1280 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
(800) 658-7030

Alpha Lab carries the excellent Trifield Meter ($130) used mainly to
measure the milligauss of electromagnetic fields coming from 60 hertz
sources. Use this meter to make sure your living and working spaces
are under 2 milligauss. Although this meter has a radio/microwave
dial, you need a more sensitive digital microwave meter that will help
you assess the kilohertz, megahertz and gigahertz radiation in our
wireless environment. Alpha Lab sells the Microwave Power Density
Meter ($320) which performs nicely. This easy-read meter measures
microwave radiation in microwatts per cm2, allowing comparison of your
readings to the 5 microwatts per cm2 used by the Russians to make our
embassy staff sick. Remember, people inside the embassy reportedly
received only about .1 microwatts per cm2. For a list of more
expensive professional meters available, go to: www.microwavenews.com.
On the left side of the home page find a link called Radiation Meters.

Alan Broadband
93 Arch St.
Redwood City, California 94062
(888) 369-9627

This company produces radiation detection devices with models ranging
in price from $159 to $2,800. The $159 ZC 185 is what Don and Ingri of
the Idaho Observer have been using for the last three years. While not
giving detailed measurements, it is an extremely sensitive and sturdy
instrument that gives an accurate read on whether or not radiation is
present and its relative intensity. It lets you know when you are
being irradiated and serves as an excellent tool to illustrate
exposure levels to others.

Must-Read Books

Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age, Dr. George Carlo
and Martin Schram, Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2001.

Cellular Telephone Russian Roulette, Robert C. Kane, Vantage Press,

Cell Towers: Wireless Convenience or Environmental Hazard? The
Berkshire-Litchfield Environmental Council, Edited by B. Blake Levitt,
2000. Order from Barnes and Noble.


These websites provide excellent information on all aspects of health
and other issues relating to electromagnetic fields and radio
frequency/microwave radiation.


This excellent German (but in English) site features RF/microwave
radiation news from all over the world. The science keeps pouring in
and this is where to find it, along with lots of human interest.


This is an excellent source of up-to-date news on wireless issues.


This site has superb resources organized by professionals with
expertise in all facets of our RF/microwave radiation problem.


This site features Dr. Carlo's Mobil Telephone Health Concerns
Registry where people can report ill health effects from living near
microwave transmitters or from the use of wireless devices. It also
features great news reports.


This is home to Microwave News, an excellent monthly publication. It
offers cutting edge science reports, plus a great archive.


This site provides valuable information on how to make homes and
offices safer in the wireless age.


There are many devices on the market claiming to protect wireless
users from radiation. These include: air tube headsets, ferrite bead
clip-ons and an array of paste-ons advertised to cut down on thermal
effects or deflect negative energy. Energy testing, kinesiology and
meter readings indicate that these mitigation devices DO NOT
adequately protect against the brutal force of near field microwave
radiation. You can investigate the effectiveness of these devices by
metering radiation levels while using them. If radiation pours from
your "safe" headset, don't bank your life on it. If practiced in the
art of kinesiology, you can also "muscle test" the effectiveness of
the radiation mitigation device. The human body becomes very weak
when irradiated with any man-made frequency, especially microwaves.
If a protective device is really working, you will not detect muscle
weakness when using a wireless phone or gadget. We are still waiting
to find a mitigation device that passes this test!

Note from Don and Ingri: Traveling in the wireless age

For three years now Ingri and I have been traveling with our
zapchecker which measures ambient levels of electromagnetic radiation.
During dozens of road trips throughout the western U.S. since 2003, we
would be driving along and notice that the zapchecker would suddenly
"spike." We would then see a cell tower, a hospital or government
building with a satellite communications array, a radio station or,
sometimes, high tension lines within a half mile or so. After a few
minutes, the zapchecker would calm down again until the next wireless
monument came within range. Sometimes, however, it would spike for a
moment for no apparent reason. We figured that we had just encountered
a microwave transmission superhighway-evidence we had crossed paths
with microwaves being transmitted between repeaters.

On March 30, 2006, Ingri and I traveled from Spirit Lake to Seattle to
attend what turned out to be an excellent 9/11 truth event on the
University of Washington campus. What we experienced with regard to
measurable amounts of ambient electromagnetic radiation was shocking
to us and occupied much of our conversation throughout our journey.
Wherein previous years there would be miles between measurable amounts
of radiation being detected by our zapchecker, the opposite was
suddenly true.

We noticed that our zapchecker was spiking about 90 percent of the
time during our 800-mile round trip. When we were in urban areas, the
zapchecker was solidly spiked-even when the sensitivity of the device
was turned down. We are amazed at how quickly our world came from
being irradiated only in spots to being saturated with this odorless,
tasteless and invisible danger. Like it or not, except in isolated
areas, we are bathed in ambient radiation. ~Don Harkins, Editor, The
Idaho Observer

The Idaho Observer
P.O. Box 457
Spirit Lake, Idaho 83869
Phone: 208-255-2307
Email: ***@coldreams.com
Web: http://idaho-observer.com


1. "80 eyes on 2,400 People," Los Angeles Times, 03-28-06,

2. April issue of Phoenix Insurgent features expose of the MOTOMESH
video surveillance system being used by law enforcement in Los
Angeles: See "Of Generational Wars Old and New,"

3. "Work in States a Key Focus of eHealth's Initiative's Connecting
Communities Learning Forum," April 10, 2006. See www.commergence.com.

4. "VeriChip Corporation Expands Adoption of VeriMed System for
Patient Identification," 12-01-05, www.verichipcorp.com.

5. "Homeland Security Looking at RFID Technology to Track
Individuals," 02-22-06, consumeraffairs.com.

6. "U.S. to Implant Homeless with RFID Tags," Jesse Warrens, 04-02-04,
United Press International, Thunderbay, indymedia.org.

7. "RFID Invades the Capital," Mark Baard, Wired News, 03-08-05,

8. "Congress Considers Evacuation Tracking," RFID Journal, 02-07-05,

9. "ID Please-Developing a Plan for an RFID-Enabled Technology," Daily
Lesson Plan, The New York Times Learning Network and The Bank Street
College of Education, New York City, March 16, 2006.

10. "Inuit See Signs of Arctic Thaw," D. Struck, The Washington Post,

11. HAARP Project Proceeds; Said to be Record-Setting HF Project,"
11-14-05, Radio World NewsBytes, www.rwonline.com.

12. "Barium Tests Are Positive," Clifford Carnicom, 05-24-04, Aerosol
Operations Crimes and Cover Up, www.carnicom.com.

13. "Military Behind 4 Different Chemtrail Programs," Mile Blair, The
Spotlight, 06-21-01.

14. "Feds Plan to Track Every Car in America," World Net Daily,
10-7-2004, www.worldnetdaily.com.

15. Intel Research Laboratory, www.placelab.org. This site contains
numerous links such as "Large-Scale Activity Inferencing," which
outline plans for various forms of RFID people tracking, plus a
discussion of the infrastructure of sensors and beacons needed to keep
us all under surveillance full time-even "in the wild."

16. Lilienfeld, A. M., 1978, Evaluation of Health Status of Foreign
Service and Other Employees from Selected Eastern European Posts,
National Technical Information Service, PB288-163. Professor Abraham
Lilienfeld, head of the Epidemiology Department at Johns Hopkins
School of Public Health, completed this study of the Moscow
irradiation project for the U.S. State Department.

17. Currents of Death, Paul Brodeur, 1989. Also: "Microwave
Detection-- Remote Mind Control Technology," Anna Keeler,

18. Ibid.

19. Ibid.

20. "Pentagon Deploys Array of Non-Lethal Weapons, USA Today, 7-25-05;
also "Microwaving Iraq," Will Thomas, www.willthomas.net, 01-24-05.

21. "Details of U.S. Microwave-Weapon Tests Revealed," David Hambling,
NewScientist.com news service, 07-22-05.

22. Practical Guidelines to Protect Human Health Against
Electromagnetic Radiation Emitted in Mobile Telephony, Summary June
2001, Miguel Muntane Condeminas, industrial engineer for Consulting
Comunicacio i Disseny S.L, Barcelona, m.co-***@eic.ictnet.es. See
Section 4.3.1 "US Embassy in Moscow Study."

23. "Secret Report on Cell Phone Dangers and Tetra," B. Trower,
11-25-04, rense.com.

24. "FCC Lives Large off Lobbyist Bribes," Capitol Hill Blue,
05-22-03, capitolhillblue.com.

25. Radio Frequency Safety, Federal Communications Commission,

26. Cellular Telephone Russian Roulette, Robert C. Kane, Vantage
Press, 2001. This book contains an excellent expose on the stupidity
and inadequacy of SAR calculations.

27. ABC News 20/20 segment on cell phone safety, October 20, 1999.

28. Statement by radiation expert Dr. Bill Curry in e-mail to Roy
Beavers, May 4, 2003: " I don't see why the strictly thermal limits
aren't blown away by the latest paper of Salford's group.It
graphically shows brain damage in rats subjected to actual GSM phone
radiation at a SAR value about 800 times lower than the 'safe'
limits." The Salford study: "Nerve Cell Damage in Mammalian Brain
after Exposure to Microwaves from GSM Mobile Phones," Environmental
Health Perspectives, Volume 111, Number 7, June 2003.

29. FCC states in its publication Radio Frequency Safety: "FCC does
not have the resources nor the personnel to routinely monitor the
emissions for all the thousands of transmitters that are subject to
FCC jurisdiction." While the FCC is shuffling papers and proclaiming
that transmitters are "unlikely" to exceed FCC radiation guidelines
and "probably" compliant, it's a radiation free-for-all across the

30. A Local Government Official's Guide to Transmitting Antenna RF
Emission Safety: Rules, Procedures, and Practical Guidance, FCC
advisory, June 2000.

31. "Some Unexpected Health Hazards Associated with Cell Tower
Siting," Bill P.Curry, PhD., Cell Towers: Wireless Convenience or
Environmental Hazard? The Berkshire-Litchfield Environmental Council,
edited by B. Blake Levitt, 2000. See chapter 6.

32. Position on the Health Effects from Radio Frequency/Microwave
Radiation in Fire Department Facilities from Base Stations for
Antennas and Towers for the Conduction of Cell Phone Transmissions,
International Association of Fire Fighters, Division of Occupational
Health, Safety and Medicine, August 2004.

33. "Supreme Court Rebuffs Challenge to U.S. Tower Policy," Microwave
News, Jan./Feb 2001.

34. EMR Network Petition For Inquiry To Consider Amendment of Parts 1
and 2 of the FCC's Rules Concerning the Environmental Effects of
Radiofrequency Radiation, September 25, 2001.

35. FCC order to deny application for review filed by the EMR Network,
adopted July 28, 2003.

36. Freiburger Appeal, UGUMED, October 2002.

37. "Study of the health of people living in the vicinity of mobile
phone base stations: I. influences of distance and sex," R. Santini et
al, Institut National des Sciences Appliqu‚es-laboratoire de
biochimie-pharmacologie, 2002.

38. "Effects of 900 MHz electromagnetic field on TSH and thyroid
hormones in rats," Koyu A. et al, 2005 July 4;157 (3):257-62.

39. "Brain and Eye Tumors on the Rise," Dr. George Carlo, CPR News
Bureau, 01-16-06. cprnews.com.

40. "Wake-up Call," Rob Harrill, March 2005, Columns-- University of
Washington Alumni Magazine. Farren quoted here.

41. Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age, Dr. George
Carlo and Martin Schram, Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2001, p.154.

42. "Brain and Eye Tumors on the Rise," Dr. George Carlo, op. cit.

43. "Is There a Ten-Year Latency For Cell Phone Tumor Development?"
Microwave News, January 2006.

44. Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age, Carlo, op.

45. "DNA Damage and Cell Phone Radiation," www.rfsafe.com, 11-02-05.

46. Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age," Carlo, op.

47. "Cell Phone Radiation Harms DNA, Study Claims," (Reuters) MSNBC,

48. "RF-Induced DNA Breaks Reported in China," Microwave News,
09-29-05. This report comes from the Zhejiang University School of

49. "ROS release and Hsp70 expression after exposure to 1,800 MHz
radiofrequency electromagnetic fields in primary human monocytes and
lymphocytes," Lantow M, et al., Radiat Eviron Biophys, 03-22-06. See
also: Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Ag, op. cit.

50. "Cancer Biology: On Heat Shock Proteins and Tumor Cells," Science
Week, Nature, 2003, 425:357) www.scienceweek.com.

51. "Cell Phones Make Cancerous Cells Grow More Aggressively,"
10-24-02, www.rense.com. This study on leukemia cells was done by
scientists at the National Research Council in Bologna, Italy.

52. "Mobile Phones Linked to Cancer," BBC News, 11-9-1998. Article
contains court testimony by cancer expert Alisdair Phillips.

53. New Scientist, 10-24-02.

54. "Cell Phone Risks Cited in Studies: Three Groups find Danger of
Tumors," N. McVicar, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 02-01-05.

55. Ibid.

56. "Long-Term Mobile Phone Use Raises Brain Tumor Risk: Study,"
Reuters, 03-31-06. This research was conducted by the Swedish National
Institute for Working Life whose scientists studied 905 people with
malignant brain tumors to confirm a 240% increased risk of brain
tumors after heavy mobile phone use.

57. "Panel Affirms Radiation Link to Cancer," Associated Press,

58. "Nerve Cell Damage in Mammalian Brain after Exposure to Microwaves
from GSM Mobile Phones," Leif G. Salford et al, Environmental Health
Perspectives, Volume 111, Number 7, June 2003.

59. Ibid.

60. "New Study Shows Cell Phones Cause Brain Changes," Reuters,
06-20-02, Helsinki, Finland. This study was done by Finland's
Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority.

61. "Changes in Protein Folding: A Nonthermal RF Mechanism," Microwave
News, May/June 2003. This report describes experiments completed by
Dr. David de Pomerai, University of Nottingham.

62. "Phone Study: Holey Rat's Brains," Elisa Batista, wired.com,
01-31-03. This is Leif Salford's study, confirming severe damage to
rat brains exposed to only two hours of cell phone radiation.

63. "Chronic exposure to GSM 1800-MHz microwaves reduces excitatory
synaptic activity in cultured hippocampal neurons," Xu et al,
Department of Neurobiology, Zhejiang University School of Medicine,
Hangzhou, China, 02-05-06.

64. "The Biochemical Frontier Between Alzheimer's Disease and Aging,"
N. Sergeant and A. Delacourte, Proceedings of the Second Kuopio
Alzheimer Symposium, Finland, January 2001.

65. "Memory and Behavior," Dr. Henry Lai, Bioelectromagnetics Research
Laboratory, University of Washington: paper presented in Italy,
November 21-25, 1999.

66. "Rats Exposed to Cell Phone Microwaves Suffer Long-Term Memory
Loss, According to New Study by University of Washington Researcher,"
www.sciencedaily.com, 12-02-1999.

67. "Neurological Effects of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic
Radiation," a paper presented by Dr. Henry Lai at the Mobile Phones
and Health Symposium, in Vienna, Austria, October 25-28, 1998.

68. Ibid.

69. "Neuropathology in Aging," D. G. Davis et al, University of
Kentucky Medical Center, report presented at the Second Kuopio
Alzheimer Symposium, Kuopio, Finland, January 2001.

70. "Alzheimer Rate Exploding," Lancet, 12-17-05; 366 (9503); 2112-7.

71. Quote from Toshiyuki Sawaguchi, Professor of Neurobiology Hokkaido
University School of Medicine. See report: "Frightful Epidemic of
'Severe' Memory Loss People 20-30-Is it nvCJD?" www.rense.com,

72. "Survey's Finding of a Drop in Reading Proficiency is
Inexplicable, Experts Say," L. Romano, Washington Post, 12-25-05.
Also, "College Students' Literacy in Doubt," AP report, Spokesman
Review, 01-20-06.

73. "Talking on a Mobile Phone Whilst Driving is More Dangerous Than
being Drunk Behind the Wheel," www.driectline.com, 03-22-02. This
study was conducted by the Transport Research Laboratory in Britain
for leading insurer Direct Line.

74. Ibid.

75. Ibid.

76. "Cell Phones Quadruple Car Crash Danger," BBC News, www.rense.com,

77. "Hand-Free Cell Phones No Safer than Hand-Held-Cell phone Use
Contributes to Car Crashes," consumeraffairs.com, 6-13-05.

78. "Study: Cell Phone Use Ages Young Drivers," Associated Press,

79. Dr. John T. McLaughlin was the medical consultant for Hughes
Aircraft Corp. which compiled for the military a list of ill effects
of radar exposure. See Sterneck, et al (1980).

80. From Russian report presented in Warsaw in 1971 by Zinaida V.
Gordon and Maria N. Sadchikova of USSR Institute of Labor Hygiene and
Occupational Diseases, who identified comprehensive series of symptoms
which they called microwave sickness.

81. "Influence of a radiofrequency electromagnetic field on
cardiovascular and hormonal parameters of the autonomic nervous system
in healthy individuals," Braune et al, Radiat Res 158 (3): 352-356, 2002.

82. "Health Scientists Cut Their Mobile Phone Use," BBC News, 03-01-99.

83. "Cell Phone on Your Belt Brings Radiation To Liver and Kidneys,"
The Sunday Mirror, UK, 7-10-99.

84. "Erythrocyte rouleau formation under polarized electromagnetic
fields," Sebastian et.al, Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys
2005; 72 (3) 031913-1-031913-9. Source: Infoline 11-03-05.

85. "Red Blood Cells Lump by Mobile Phone," reported by Schwabische
Zeitung, 03-07-05; also see "German Students Shame British
Government," Mast Sanity, 03-22-05, mastsanity.org.

86. "Blood Test Hope for Mobile Phone Mast Victims," mastsanity.org,

87. "Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) and Bluetooth,"
www.powerwatch.org.uk., 11-04-2003.

88. "Muddled Rats, Dying Chicks-Scare Stories from Around the Globe,"
Telegraph, UK, 01-12-98, www.telegraph.co.uk. This article cites
French study done on chicks at University of Montpellier.

89. Presentation by Dr. Ross Adey, U.C. Biochemist, UC Riverside,
delivered Feb 4, 2000 at the Bioelectromagnetics Society meeting in
Washington, D.C.

90. "Autism Alarm," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
January 2004.

91. "Radiation Damage May Be Passed to Offspring," (Reuters Health),
Nature, May 4, 2000.

92. "Mobile Phones Warning to Pregnant Women," www. telegraph.co.uk,

93. "Eye on Europe," Microwave News, Vol. 22, No. 2, March/April 2002.

94. "Is there a relationship between cell phone use and semen
quality?" Fejes, et al, University of Szeged, Hungary, Arch Androl.
Sept-Oct 2005, 51 (5): 385-93.

95. "Laptop Use Can Damage Male Fertility," www.eweek.com, 12-09-04.
This study was done by researchers at State University of New York at
Stony Brook.

96. "Effects of 1800 MHz GSM-like exposure on the gonadal function and
haematological parameters of male mice," Forgacs Z, et.al,
FGF-Infoline 03-11-05.

97. "Biological Effects of Radiofrequency Radiation," Dr. Henry Lai,
University of Washington, paper presented in Italy, September 13-14, 2002.

98. "A Possible Association Between Fetal/Neonatal Exposure to
Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation and the Increased Incidence
of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)," Robert C. Kane, Ph.D., Medical
Hypothesis, Volume 62, Issue 2, February 2004.

99. "Autism, Mercury and Politics," Robert Kennedy Jr., The Boston
Globe, 07-01-2005: In USA, one in every 166 children has an autism
spectrum disorder-- an increase of 6000% since the 1970's-- and one in
every 6 children is now diagnosed with a related neurological disorder.

100. Presentation by Dr. Ross Adey, U.C. Biochemist, UC Riverside,
Feb 4, 2000 at the Bioelectromagnetics Society meeting in Washington, D.C.

101. "Unborn Babies Soaked in Chemicals, Survey Finds," Maggie Fox,
Reuters, www.rense.com, 7-14-05.

102. "Shocking Pregnancy Statistics," Joel Sol, www.rense.com, 5-2-02.
This statistic was in a press release from the National Research
Council of the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine,
June 2000.

103. Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Ag, Carlo, op. cit.

104. "What Cell Phones Can Do To Youngster's Brain in 2 Minutes," U.K.
Sunday Mirror, rense.com, 4-1-04.

105. This assessment is from Dr. Gerard Hyland, University of
Warwick, Dept. of Physics, Coventry, England and is excerpted from his
report for the STOA Committee of the EU. See www.latitudes.org:
Electromagnetic Radiation-free article.

106. "Teddy Bear Mobile puts 4-year Olds at Risk from Radiation," Nic
Fleming, telegraph.co.uk., 11-29-05.

107. "German Academy of Pediatrics: Keep Kids Away from Phones,"
Microwave News, January/Feb. 2001.

108. "More Reasons Children May be at Risk," Microwave News, Vol. 22,
No. 4, July /August 2002.

109. EMF Health Report, March/April 1995.

110. Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Ag, op. cit., pp.
218-219. The EPA official quoted is Norbert Hankin, who was an
environmental scientist with EPA's Office of Radiation and Indoor Air.

111. "High Tech Tags May Track Kids in TUSD," J. Commings, Arizona
Daily Star, 5-28-06. Also: "General Symptoms of Radio Wave Sickness,"
No Place to Hide, Volume 3, Number 1 April 2001, Special Issue on
Russian and Ukrainian Research, Arthur Firstenberg, Cellular Phone
Taskforce, P.O. Box 1337, Mendochino, Calif. 95460.

112. Washington Post, 06-07-95.

113. "Neurological Effects of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic
Radiation," Dr. Henry Lai, op. cit.

114. "Effects of Pulsed High-frequency electromagnetic fields on Human
sleep," Mann, K, Roschke, J. Neuropsychobiology 33 (1):41-47, 1996.

115. "Mobile Phone Users 'Addicted to Radiation,' "Observer (London),

116. "Neurological Effects of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic
Radiation," Dr. Henry Lai, op. cit.

117. "Robbing Four Banks, Cell Phone in Hand," Spokesman-Review, 11-12-05.

118. "Cell Phones the Newest Teen Addiction," British Medical Journal,

119. "Cell Phones Indispensable to Teens," The Telegraph, UK.
www.rense.com, 12-19-04.

120. "Study Links Anxiety to Teen Cell Phone Use," D. Gellene,
Spokesman Review, 05-24-06.

121. "Group Implants Digital Angel Microchips in Rescue Dogs," J.
Vomhof, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, 1-18-06.

122. California Dept. of Health Services, California EMF Program,
Draft of Final Risk Evaluation Report, 2002.

123. Ibid.

124. Cross Currents, Dr. Robert Becker, 1990.

125. The Book of Revelation, King James Bible. See Chapters 13-16 on
mandatory number implants and health ramifications, especially verses
16-17 of chapter 13 and verse 2 of chapter 16.

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Border Patrol Draws Scrutiny as Its Role Grows
4 Jun 2006, nytimes.com, Randal C. Archibold

2 Jun 2006, yahoo.com, Richard Reeves

A state of emergency
1 Jun 2006, The Guardian , Sidney Blumenthal

Was the 2004 Election Stolen?
1 Jun 2006, Rolling Stone, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

New CIA director Hayden plans massive
expansion of spying on Americans
1 Jun 2006, Capitol Hill Blue, Doug Thompson

President Bush is showing signs that he is
deranged, disconnected and dangerous
31 May 2006, smirkingchimp.com, Paul Craig Roberts

American Capitalism and the moral poverty of nations
31 May 2006, smirkingchimp.com, Jason Miller

Rushing Towards a Constitutional Crisis
30 May 2006, huffingtonpost.com, Gary Hart and Joyce Appleby

Reform the System Or Lose the Democracy
30 May 2006, truthdig.com, Molly Ivins

Why It's Over For America
30 May 2006, The Independent, UK, Noam Chomsky

High court trims whistleblower rights
30 May 2006, Associated Press, Gina Holland (MSNBC video)

President's con-game conservatism
30 May 2006, Niagara Falls Reporter, Bill Gallagher

A Construction Drill Provides A Martial Law Drill
29 May 2006, Prison Planet.tv, Paul Joseph Watson

Will Your Vote Count in 2006?
29 May 2006, Newsweek, Steven Levy

Leo Strauss' Philosophy of Deception
28 May 2006, alternet.org, Jim Lobe

Top 10 Signs of the Impending U.S. Police State
28 May 2006, Buffalo Beast, Allan Uthman

Report Of Gunfire Causes Hill Lockdown: Nothing Found
27 May 2006, Washington Post , Paul Duggan and Del Quentin Wilber

The Enron model of irresponsible capitalism
26 May 2006, iht.com, William Pfaff

NSA Snoop Program: All about the Neocon Enemies List
26 May 2006, kurtnimmo.com

Secret FEMA Plan To Use Pastors as Pacifiers
in Preparation For Martial Law
24 May 2006, prisonplanet.com, Paul Joseph Watson

NSA Engages in Mass Surveillance that Can't Detect Terrorists
The Politics of Paranoia and Intimidation
24 May 2006, CounterPunch, Floyd Rudmin

Not so recent news items
PENTAGON VIDEODefense Department Releases September 11 Pentagon Video
to Judicial Watch
16 May 2006, Judicial Watch,
video 1 (YouTube),
video 2 (YouTube)
video 1 (avi)
video 2 (avi)
From the Department of Defense
video 1 (wmv)
video 2 (wmv)
CNN Video Stream (CNN-video)
FoxNews broadcast, 911podcasts.com (mp4 9MB) (wmv 9MB)
BBC streaming (wmv or rm)
What The Pentagon Video Should Have Shown (Video)
Blown to Kingdom Come
Ace Baker
Business as Usual--9/11 and the Fall of America
26 May 2006, Online Journal, Jerry Mazza

Film Review: "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime"
3 May 2006, crisisinamerica, 911blogger, trailer (mov 53MB),
full video (mp4 377MB) (wmv 116MB), Google Video (link)

Image of U.S. falls again
13 Jun 2006, International Herald Tribune, Brian Knowlton

World sees US in Iraq bigger danger than Iran: poll
13 Jun 2006, Reuters, Saul Hudson

6/19 Bunker Drills = Another 911?
12 Jun 2006, Ghost Troop, Captain Eric May

War Criminal Nation: You'd Better Shut Up
11 June 2006, rense.com, Paul Craig Roberts

Zarqawi: A Bogeyman Made by the US
10 Jun 2006, antiwar.com, Brendan O'Neill

Baghdad Burning
10 Jun 2006, riverbendblog.blogspot.com

Bush administration marching America directly into fascism
10 Jun 2006, smirkingchimp.com, Ed Tant

Terrorism Is a Tactic (opinion)
10 Jun 2006, antiwar.com, Charley Reese

Federal government to conduct large scale anti-terror drill
10 Jun 2006, Washington Post, William M. Arkin

Iraqi Raises Questions on al-Zarqawi Death
10 Jun 2006, The Associated Press

Blown to Kingdom Come
Ace Baker

Congress to hold hearings into OKC bombing
9 Jun 2006, worldnetdaily, J.D. Cash and Roger Charles

Overselling Terror
9 Jun 2006, consortiumnews.com, Robert Parry

Zarqawi: The Man and the Myth
9 Jun 2006, antiwar.com, Justin Raimondo

Cash Rhymes With Crash
8 Jun 2006, pissedoffcabbie's blog

Neil Cavuto lied (again) about why the Dow fell today
8 Jun 2006, prisonplanet.com, News Hounds

Pentagon Jettisons U.S. Agent Provocateur Al-Zarqawi
Musab dies for the umpteenth time but this time its
for real says the US government!
8 Jun 2006, prisonplanet, Paul Joseph Watson

Oddities about Zarqawi's alleged death
8 Jun 2006, The News, Wayne Madsen

A New "Perle Harbor": Neocon Foreign Policy Architect
Richard Perle reveals US War Plans in the Iranian Theater
7 Jun 2006, GlobalResearch.ca, Michael Carmichael

Perhaps Toronto 17 Not Terrorists At All
7 Jun 2006, Toronto Star

Mixed Media Reaction to Chicago Conference shows Progress
7 Jun 2006, prisonplanet.com, Paul Joseph Watson

FBI says, "No hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11"
6 Jun 2006, muckraker report, Ed Haas

Field commanders tell Pentagon Iraq war 'is lost'
5 Jun 2006, Capitol Hill Blue, Doug Thompson

9/11: Wild Conspiracies and Rational Concerns
5 Jun 2006, AlterNet, Joshua Holland

500 Conspiracy Buffs Meet to Seek the Truth of 9/11
5 Jun 2006, New York Times, Alan Feuer

Is it crazy to think that Bush has betrayed democracy?
5 Jun 2006, smirkingchimp.com, Bob Patterson

The Bushite Regime and the Collapse of Civilizations
5 Jun 2006, CommonDreams, Andrew Bard Schmookler

Framing Patsies in Toronto and London
5 Jun 2006, kurtnimmo.com, Theron Parlin, Kurt Nimmo, ed.

4 Jun 2006, Washington Post, William M. Arkin

Bush, the most hated president ever, stole both elections
4 Jun 2006, smirkingchimp.com, Evelyn Pringle

RFK and Rolling Stone nail Ohio's stolen 2004 election,
but much more must be done
3 Jun 2006, freepress.org, Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

No Justice in New Orleans
1 Jun 2006, blackcommentator.com, Margaret Kimberley

When Does Personal Responsibility Get Personal With this Guy?
1 Jun 2006, newsforreal.com, Stephen Pizzo

Absolutely Horrifying
1 Jun 2006, msnbc.msn.com, Jennifer Barrett

Former CIA Analyst Says Iran Strike Set For June Or July
1 Jun 2006, Prison Planet.com, Paul Joseph Watson

Was the 2004 Election Stolen?
1 Jun 2006, Rolling Stone, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

A state of emergency
1 Jun 2006, The Guardian , Sidney Blumenthal

NIST in violation of the Data Quality Act
31 May 2006, teamliberty.net, Ed Haas

Osama Tape Appears Fake, Experts Conclude
30 May 2006, Yahoo news, Scholars for 9/11 Truth

Documentary Maker Seeks To Preserve
Hundreds Of Hours Of 9/11 Video
30 May 2006, NY1 News

Swords into Plowshares
30 May 2006, The Crisis Papers, Ernest Partridge

Why It's Over For America
30 May 2006, The Independent, UK, Noam Chomsky

High court trims whistleblower rights
30 May 2006, Associated Press, Gina Holland (MSNBC video)

The Four Fundamentalisms and the threat to sustainable democracy
30 May 2006, OpEdNews, Robert Jensen

The Evil Is in Our Government
29 May 2006, antiwar.com, Paul Craig Roberts

Leo Strauss' Philosophy of Deception
28 May 2006, alternet.org, Jim Lobe

Top 10 Signs of the Impending U.S. Police State
28 May 2006, Buffalo Beast, Allan Uthman

Opinion split over 9/11 report
28 May 2006, Times Hearld, Keith Phucas

Panel Requires Annual Disclosure of Intelligence Budget
28 May 2006, Washington Post, Walter Pincus

9/11 Truth? I Don't Think So (opinion)
26 May 2006, Washington Post Blog, William M. Arkin

Business as Usual--9/11 and the Fall of America
26 May 2006, Online Journal, Jerry Mazza

9/11 Commission members invited to National 9/11 Debate
26 May 2006, muckrakerreport, Ed Haas

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2006-06-15 20:48:09 UTC
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From: Patriot <***@hotmail.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.greens,alt.activism,us.military.army,
Subject: LET IT BE KNOWN - Propagandized stupider than the fates will allow
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 12:36:24 -0700


The Case of the Missing $21 Billion Who's Following the Iraq Money?

/ / What better way to follow that money than an
impeachment hearing into why the president unconstitutionally
subverted the intent of Congress in establishing an office of
special inspector general for corruption in Iraq? \ \



/ / ..American citizens have actually been interrogated at the
military base Mihail Kogalniceanu close to the [Romanian] city
of Constanza at the Black Sea. \ \ DON'T GO SILENT





Innocent Falling in Your Name

I BEG America to hunt down and Prosecute George W. Bush in
the names of the innocent falling in your name. If a bushite
claims objection in support of the demon anti-Christ,
Prosecute it too as traitor. Anyone who vocally supports the
escape of Rumsfeld, bush, or Cheney for 9/11, to torture, or
more Guantanamo, please Prosecute for God's mercy, in defense
of all Life I plead, please help the Innocent, please help me.

America's corporate NAZI propagandists, who deny truths to be
spoken in Humanity's defenses, are enemies of US all. The FBI
states General Ahmad funded 9/11's Atta, and news
professionals would rather have Your children suffer and die
as terror victims, than allow Justice be spoken for my
defense. American Patriot Warriors, hunt bushite as the
ENEMIES TO EVERYONE. Iran has not stated "The Holocaust never
happened", and the Son of Man states, a free man shall not be
imprisoned through decisions made privately by FOX NEWS
enemies, the bushite conspirators. Propaganding traitors to
God and country.

Lieutenant Ehren Watada:

"It was a betrayal of the trust of the American people. And
these lies were a betrayal of the trust of the military and
the soldiers."

Please, do not leave my calls for Justice go unheard from your
fear of LIAR demon Bush being done in by his treasonous evil
wickedness as betrayals to our American flag. Rise up to find
the will as courage to destroy the freedom flag burning George
Walker Bush instead, as our living struggle to preserve the
dying freedoms of US all, the truly innocent, and in so doing,
you'll be using God's heart as your own.

ENEMY EVIL FOX NEWS quoting Ahmadinejad:

"The Holcaust never happened."

[Implying what?, that the Bush family and Hitler weren't in on
together, killing US either?]

What Ahmadinejad actually said:

"Why then should the Palestinians pay the price of what the
Europeans did against the Jews?"

Ahmadinejad's ignorance of the Bush\Nazi alliance as
documented World War II history, [Charles Higham], or the
Bush\Shah of Iran thieving thang, doesn't automatically
condemn our Humanity to suffer again, more unprovoked Nazi
atrocities at the criminal actions of our sworn enemies, if we
can help it.

"..it wasn't the Arabs who did it [THE HOLOCAUST]; it was the
Europeans. Why then should the Palestinians pay the price of
what the Europeans did against the Jews?" (Musayeb Naimi
quoting in English, his version of Ahmadinejad's Arabic
remarks, editor of Al Wefaq, New York Times, December 20,

To better understand, someone should translate German to
English VERBATIM contextualized in content to cultural
background, or as reading a sentence of French Canadian,
without changes in whereto for syntax. [multi-grained CANADA
knows this like anyone, and, by the way, have you guys ever
heard of Folkaramma?.] People of different lands, can form
together ideas, with unfamiliar statements, to those who
understand, learning to communicate as complete strangers in a
vast Universe of Universes, sure can make you think, god eh?
By seeking appreciation for another's differing view, opens
one up to experiences from new perspectives, along with a
greater love for Justice as freedom is godly. And did I tell
you, I'm the King of all Creation, the actual, for real Son of
Man, seriously on my way UNJUSTLY to prison, left forsaken as
unappreciated by the impartial to Bush rule private news
industry, and the Queen's "Crown" office?, near broke from
starving for attention from the promises America refuses to
live up to in my name? Please, help me gain the recognition
that you deserve. Please, if you can, borrow me some money,
so I can afford to pay Constitutional lawyers to make the
necessary Motions for my defense in the Court of Queen's
Bench, here in, who cares to listen as corporate news vertigo.

This could be really good beyond magnificent, or deadly dreary
as the ending to our disenfranchised Humanity. The clock is
ticking, a real life is on the line here; freedom or tyranny,
hope or despair, heaven or hell, YOU DECIDE., you'd better, or
somebody else will for you.

Guilty of Innocence (the antichrist song)




GI Special 4F4: "That's Not A Terrorist" - June 6, 2006

/ / The heads laying over here and the bodies over here and
U.S. troops in between them. I'm thinking, 'Oh my God, what
in the hell happened here? What's caused this? Why in the
hell did this happen?'


Joshua says he was ordered to look around for evidence of a
firefight, for something to rationalize the beheaded Iraqis.
"I look around just for a few seconds and I don't see anything."
But then he noticed the sight that now triggers his nightmares.

"I see two [BUSHITE] soldiers kicking the heads around like
a soccer ball. I just shut my mouth, walked back, got inside
the tank, shut the door, and it was like, I can't be no part
of this. \ \


UK 'Undercover Soldiers' Driving Booby-Trapped Car

/ / Why were undercover British [BUSHITE] soldiers wearing
traditional Arab headscarves firing at Iraqi police? \ \


/ / Many of the American Special Operations soldiers
[Task Force 6-26] wore civilian clothes and were allowed
to grow beards and long hair, setting them apart from their
uniformed colleagues. \ \

/ /But the following account of Task Force 6-26,
based on documents and interviews with more than a dozen
people, offers the first detailed description of how the
military's most highly trained counterterrorism unit
committed serious abuses. [AGAINST THE INNOCENT!]\ \


/ /I became ashamed of wearing the uniform. How can we wear
something with such a time-honored tradition, knowing we waged
war based on a misrepresentation and lies? It was a betrayal
of the trust of the American people. And these lies were a
betrayal of the trust of the military and the soldiers. \ \


The True Red White and Blue - American Patriot Answers the Call to
- A recording on the reality of George W. Bush's treason to US.



/ / In other words -- and let's say this plainly, clearly and
soberly, so that no one can mistake the intention of
Rumsfeld's plan -- the United States government is planning to
use "cover and deception" and secret military operations to
provoke murderous terrorist attacks on innocent people. \ \


PANTANO "Let the courts decide if these Marines are guilty.
They haven't even been charged with a crime yet, so it is
premature to presume their guilt -- unless that presumption is
tied to a political motive."

[All Arabs are second class citizens bombed indiscriminately
with "guesswork" in the entire middle east you see, as are
falsely arresting the innocent to be tortured for truly
satanic sadistic enemies found as just regular fair - in a
bushite's demon enemy lair.] More on PANTANO later...


The Pirates of Israel


/ / Included in the deal is a chance for Iran to prove the
U.S. accusations false, a preposterous notion of justice
which amounts to nothing less than extortion. As Lincoln once
remarked, "A highwayman holds a pistol to my ear and cries,
'Stand and deliver, or I will be forced to kill you and you
will be a murderer." \ \

Look, it's the translations that corporate America refuses to
do accurately.

The Non-Proliferation Treaty stipulates SPECIFICALLY that Iran
has the right to nuclear power, co-signed by all standing
active members including AMERICA! America gave Iran the
technology in the first place! Bushite amerka has no evidence
that Iran is enriching weapons grade uranium, nor the evidence
that they have the VERY difficult ability of a VERY different
thing. Where is Our United Nations on this knowledge? IAEA?
Absent as per-usual? Again, almost 50 billions dollars was
mis-appropriated as stolen through the 661 committee's
oil-for-food program, with Kofi and the gang's un-willingness
to speak out for your lost funs, leaves us still broke and
dethroned. Where is the United Nations or the IAEA when FOX
NEWS reports Iran claims the Holocaust never happened? FOX
NEWS reporters who translate such insane lies should be
prosecuted for war bating propaganda as serious to the core
NAZI TREASON against the good old red, white, and blue, no?
They do have a responsibility to not purposefully mislead
America for more bountiful bushite deaths and suffering, no?
What do you think?

Anyway, Iran has no need to obtain nukes. They have thousands
upon thousands of long range missile systems, capable of
striking bushite wrule in the falsely imprisoned dumfuk
Amerka, by speaking doubtless truths as a population exceeding
an easy 80 million, and extending out further to more than a
billion more concerned as god loving honorable family People,
US Still Living Women Men Girls Boys. We don't wanna lose
advancement power in China, lest not forget playing Russian
Roulette with much planned to lose considering crazy stupid
Cheney siding openly against reforming a nation with
influencing oppression instead, for his personal private
profit scheming. Then don't forget, they're better than
everyone else including Christ, the "un-accountable" lawless
100,000 plus mercenary disciples of the real demon
anti-Christ, the thieving bushites, indiscriminate child
killing women haters who advocate not arresting torture,
hidden in the safety of the hugely fortified "Green Zone" set
up perfectly for a chicken shoot surrounded by what would be
then near a hundred million angry Christian Arabs in five
separate countries told they're all second class citizens
without legal rights, soon to be left more typical irrational
bushite victims. That's only if they decide to do nothing to
protect our collected interests on freedom's defense.

It is only America's welfare state, the masked bigot
Likudniks, the pirates of Israel, and the lawless bushite
zionist neocon enemies that want to nuke our Humanity to
poison our dying Earth for their personal private cash profits
at the sacrifice of censored corporate "no politics" pro-war
talk radio Amerka, but truly know, if they even seriously
contemplated attempting to mini-nuke our Earth, LET THEM KNOW,
we all from every race, nationality, and religion, would rise
up as nature's survivors, and rip them to pieces for our solid
core blood brothers, Mohammad/Christ\Hillel simply guaranteed,
without question. Any barely standing still prissing proud as
godless dumfuk bushite soldier obscening, would be rightly
"Lighten up", destroyed lovingly by it's Patriotic brother,
Sensitive father, Caring mother, Smarter sister, Braver son or
Dear daughter, Friendly neighbor, Old School Chum, Complete
Stranger, or just the risen from the grave eternal defender,
the ever great, poor boy Johnny Wizard.



/ / Presenting ourselves to meet the challenge of gaining
our own Humanity we are trying. Have faith that as the
Universe revolves around all things to be known of, so
too, is Life's true magnificence an honor to honor for.
Wow. You are a living dream, so, wake up and help out. \ \


/ / Captured fighters don't deserve these [Geneva] rights
because this isn't a war between countries, says [CANADA'S]
Lieutenant-General Michel Gauthier [..]

Gen. Gauthier said there is no risk that ordinary soldiers or
junior officers could face war-crimes charges, even if
detainees handed over to the [pro-enron pro-heroin pro-bush
pro-fixed elections, pro-lawlessness] Afghans were tortured or
killed. [..]

“We are on firm legal ground we have no worries about the
possibility of prosecution or allegations of criminal
wrongdoing for having transferred detainees.” [To lawless
Christian killers?] \ \ Huh? Gauthier CAN NOT be conscious?

Terrorism: warranting the return of talks against this
Canadian wannabe bushite enemy. Know Canada, our cowardly,
pro-bush nazi commander encourages US to hand prisoners to
dumfuk pro-amerkans for false incarceration or sadistic
satanic torture. I want Harper tried by CANADA for treason on
this. Harper knows personally that his close bum buddy, demon
enemy Bush committed 9/11, as would have to, Hillier, but
instead as standing proud for Canadian freedom as peace
keepers, they lie to war our kids to have them die for
phantoms in Afghanistan, all for the benefiting private pocket
of weapons dealer O'Conner. [WHO? CBC Canada doesn't tell.]
Taliban was just a loose group of barely literate mixed tribe
wannabe Muslims, fighting for women's rights, and opening
girls school programs, who like Laden have so far, absolutely
nothing to do directly with the crime scene of 9/11. If the
Taliban as portrayed exist as individuals, they'd only need to
step "up" to join the currently protected by Canada as a
muslim fundamentalist regime of enron loving heroin pushers
who execute CHRISTIANS without trial. Down with Harper's
bullshit "C.R.A.P." party, and up with the Son's Command. All
in favor. I.


For freedom and America, God and Humanity.

Or, as Col. Michael Olivier told Robert Worth of The Times:
"First we blow up YOUR house [inhabited], then we pay you [or
somebody else who may have survived] to rebuild it. [much
later. Maybe, if Sattler hasn't already stolen all the cash
like typical neo-con bushite enemy liars do, much identical to
Saudi Wahhabi commander of the Third Infantry, 170 ton plastic
explosive expert, Buford "bush bitch" Blount, who gets more
cowardly dumfuk Marines killed by IED for money through rotten
rumsfeld's P2OG than anyone.]"

No, not true. Sattler stole the cash once it was realized
that of the estimated 250,000 innocent men women and 10 year
old children forbidden to leave the city before the
indiscriminate bombing campaigns began, (which included many
2000 pound radio-active wmd bombs, sexy rummy's cluster dud
land mines, napalm, and deadly white phosphorous gas,) found
later in a city that originally had a population estimated at
near 350,000, only 300 [THREE HUNDRED] left!, willing to
thankfully take the FREEBEE 50 dollars to bury their rotting
dead, find near impossible emergency food and water stolen by
enemy bushite earlier, repair bombed health car clinics [the
FIRST strike targets], buy flowers for the troops, then,
lastly, rebuild their totaled home, and ancient mosques.
Mountains of dead bodies of ourselves as the innocent never
seen since these demon nazis last attacked Our Humanity. Kill
nazi bushite enemy with pleasure in serving for America and
freedom everywhere, as any propagandist holocaust denier who
lies to US otherwise to state a bushite fights for Jesus or
freedom. A good bushite is a dead bushite halted from
victimizing our loving humanity with their treasonous lies and
betrayals to the tele-viewing Audience.

Die bushite die.

/ / U.S. forces had urged [more than 200,000 INNOCENT PEOPLE]
Fallujans [forcibly] trapped in the city to stay in their
homes, but "troops using thermal sights often assumed that if
there was a 'hot spot' inside a house — indicating body heat
the people inside were insurgents." \ \

Then of course before entering a house, they would super
grenade it, or just blow the whole thing down, just to stay on
the side of enemy to all living things as the truly ungodly
enemies of EVERYONE. Especially when repeatedly announcing
all those unable to leave, including infants and elderlies in
wheel chairs, were all just evil terrorists worthy of first
degree murder with George W. Bush as their demonic lying
unjust Denier in Thief.

Death to every corporate nazi bushite whore who demands we, as
Humanity, have no rights to return every last stolen penny
from our friends through the Iraq Development Fund, and the
oil-for-food program. See the bushite liar enemy of Liberty
and freedom who denies this Justice, then feel glad to kill it
for your love of a real God suffering. Then if so, comes your
trial of self defense, this'll be here to assist Your TRUE
freedom's cause, Liberty for ALL, including me, the Son to Man
and God.

/ / US military had blocked any assistance from reaching
Fallujah's beleaguered residents. \ \

/ / American military has already disposed of much of the
evidence in mass graves. [Just like the nazis before them.
Give glory to God by hunting down the enemy bushite and
killing it for a real love never lost to the indifference of
god hating bushite nazi media managers. \ \

/ / ``[T]he head of every household will be asked to wear an
identification badge, Colonel [NAZI NAZI! NAZI NAZI!! John
Ballard, the commander of Marine Fourth Civil Affairs Group]
said, and American and Iraqi troops will be given special
rules of engagement to deal with theft." While the colonel did
not spell out these "rules of engagement," NBC News has
reported that the [lawless pro-bush] military will arrogate to
itself the right to shoot anyone on sight. \ \

Death by God's America to the lawless bushite enemy liar, John
Ballard, and anybody else who demonically supports with
flagrant lies of the ungodly Sattler's well documented to be
confessed, absolute war crimes. THEFTS.


PANTANO "Let the courts decide if these Marines are guilty.
They haven't even been charged with a crime yet, so it is
premature to presume their guilt -- unless that presumption is
tied to a political motive."

[All Arabs are second class citizens bombed indiscriminately
with "guesswork" in the entire middle east you see, as are
falsely arresting the innocent to be tortured found as just
regular fair - in a bushite's demon enemy lair.]

PANTANO admits killing the Iraqis after stopping their car,
but says it was in self-defense. The prosecution, [who
witnessed the evidence, including several eye witness
testimonies] contends Pantano clearly shot them in the back
while they were kneeling, firing at least 50 bullets into them
at a distance of no more than 4 feet.

Supporters of Pantano said troops should not be second-guessed
for decisions made in fleeting seconds of combat. [, with
unarmed innocent Iraqis on their knees shot in the back?]

[Remember: the prosecution's case was established by more
than one witness, including among more, a witnessing American
Sergeant and American Arabic translator, [who to make up such
an allegation seems highly unlikely, for to falsely allege
such the then therefore, hateful charges bringing about life
term prison sentence or public execution, would more easily be
granted by just killing the therefore seriously HATED Pantano
when nobody was looking. Second: Pantano's defense used the
fact that the BRAVE American Patriot, a Sergeant who testified
against him, was demoted and therefore, that gave him the
motive to lie, but the demotion appears to come after the
allegation, and before the trial.] Now, the could be
suspicious lack of publicly documented evidence like autopsy
reports of confirmed by all to be UNARMED murder victims with
possibly a hundred plus bullet holes through their bodies
seems seriously lacking. Two full bullet magazines at a four
feet away range were used by pro-bush Pantano against
confessed to be UNARMED innocent Iraqis shot outside[?] their
car. Yet, his lawyer, Charles Gittins, claimed the existing
unseen autopsies produced "no evidence" that the UNARMED men
had been shot in the back while kneeling. [Admittingly by the
defense, four feet away from a gun nuzzle, shooting a
conservative 50 times with high caliber uranium bullets that
would have hugely torn through the bodies of corpses and
implanted within the road. So, who's got these miracle

Anyway, certainly not a Marine worth of example with blind
bushite public praise over America's improved bushite Judicial
system on CNN of all places? Oh.. but so it is! Not only
that but he has his own, In love with the treason neocons info
site: defendthedefenders.org]

Pantano placed a cardboard sign over the unarmed bodies in
front of witnesses: "No better friend, no worse enemy," the
motto of the 1st Marine Division commander, the retardly naive
war criminal Maj. Gen. James [cowardly women hating child
killer traitor,] Mattis. Mattis, the ENEMY who was directly
caught murdering a wedding party consisting mostly of women
and children by FAILING to make it appear by propaganda
through Kimmit, they were actually all bin Laden 2nd
lieutenants, or some such bullshit. For, it was shortly later
when the VIDEO evidence became available, that exposed their
treasonous typical bushite Zionist contrivances against our
Lord and saviour.

The prosecution said the cardboard sign alone, desecrated the
bodies, in violation of the rules of war.

Charles Gittins, Pantano's lawyer, insisted it's irrelevant,
pointing out the officer did not use the slogan or make up the
sign until after the men were dead.

It did indicate the demon enemy's bushite mind however,
believing such conduct would support Rumsfeld's treasonous
P2OG plan. Displaying publicly "Marine" conduct and judgment,
as enemies of the innocent, the for real demonic terrorists.

Pantano responded something like. 'Again, I believed that by
firing the number of rounds that I did, I was sending a
message to People everywhere. I was dishonorably 'no better
friend to someone I was openly robbing from, as innocent
unarmed People, but being truly in disguise to myself, cause
God's worse enemies are the proud bushite lying nazi

Pantano, 33, contended he contemptuously placed the sign as
bushite, but he swears though, he shot them in self-defense
after the men disobeyed his instructions and made a menacing
move toward him unarmed, while he held a machine gun pointed
directly at them from four feet away. CONFESSED to be
UNARMED, so what was the instructions all together they
finally disobeyed? Get out of the car! [okay] On your knees?
[okay] Hands behind your head [okay] for handcuffing.. [okay]
Pantanmo apparently claims he then removed the handcuffs so
the suspects could search the car for him at four feet away!
which wouldn't be done if the innocent unarmed Iraqis were
suspected of Zarqawi ties, without seen weapons, right?
Pantano's story doesn't jive.. was he hoping they were
suicide bombers, or had guns hidden in the car? Besides,
Corpsman Gobles claimed he had already completed a search of
the car for weapons under Lt. Pantano's order.

Pantano said he told them to be quiet again, then "they
quickly pivoted their bodies toward each other. They did this
simultaneously, while speaking in muffled Arabic. I thought
they were attacking me and I decided to fire my M-16A4 service
rifle in self-defense. [Simultaneously attacking speaking
muffled while pivoting towards each other without weapons from
inside the already checked car is he saying?]

You'd figure if he shot one twenty or thirty times from behind
where he couldn't charade, the other UNARMED innocent prisoner
at their knees would second think ignoring his commands from
behind their backs spoken in perfect Arabic? [For why
wouldn't he speak through the present American translator who
saw it all, as several others did being, cold blooded murder
committed by a true enemy propagandist, a bushite liar and
enemy thief?] Or was it, all simultaneously were moving
secretly undetected to rush the bushite in petrified fear of
it's non-sensible monosyllabic grunting as lying evil nazi

Pantano "They were talking the whole time ... I told them
several times to be quiet by saying `stop' in Arabic."

Iraqis "Stop what bushite dumfuk?"

Winn wrote in his recommendation that Pantano should at least
face serious punishment for just desecrating the bodies by
reloading his weapon and repeatedly shooting them as corpses.
[while likely stating if asked why it was laughing, blandly
replying it was fun to get away with murdering US innocent
Christ like folks, the Humans, for the treasonous enemy
ungodly neocon thieves, who of all, not a single one was
democratically elected - is who he supports with his
commanding stance.]

The generalized by all under the tyrannies of Bush, to be
pro-theft, pro-murder and pro-torture judicial judgment stood
that Pantano should face no punishment at all from our
Humanity for any of his totally psychotic actions against the
godly as innocent among US, while remaining on the amerkan
force working directly for Rumsfeld's treasonous P2OG to
murder more innocent civilians as a bonafide terrorist to
profit the unjust criminal Zionist “cabal”. He apparently
decided 'on his own' to step out of the lime light, and put
his nightmare all behind us now, retiring in the good life,
with all his stolen goodies.

"The best interests of 2nd Lt. Pantano and the [pro-murder
bushite enemy anti-American] government have been served by
this process," the Marine Corps said in a statement.

Marine Corps? - PANTANO "Let the courts decide.."

[Who is the "Marine Corps" person(s) that needed to look over
the crime scene evidence of "no evidence" for more than a
month behind closed "courts" doors? Who? Oh.. here we go..]

The decision to drop the charges against Lt. Ilario Pantano
was made by Maj. Gen. Richard Huck, commander of the 2nd
Marine Division based at CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. [CAMP LEJEUNE!!!]

[Not a legal student, let alone a Judge? As bushite, probably
can't read let alone think Hmmm.... What's up with this
'officially closed' demonic bushite decree that Pantano
shouldn't be found executed as traitor in the first degree?
WE, as AMERICA, demand the autopsy reports Pantano claims
contain "no evidence" he, as liar bushite, shot the UNARMED
gentlemen in the backs, to be made public immediately, and a
real criminal Judge to preside for deliberation, otherwise,
death to still escaping mass murderer Pantano, and his proud
to be bush bitches, enemy to all criminal accomplis(es).]

said Sgt. Marcio Vargas Estrada, 32, of Kearny, N.J. out of
the same CAMP LEJEUNE "And then we will take death and
destruction to Hadithah. Hopefully, we'll stay until December
so we can bring death and destruction to half of Iraq."

Trent is at Camp Lejeune, N.C. being treated like a criminal;
being publicly embarrassed by those in “command and control;
being “hazed” by what is supposed to be “fellow” Marines to
the point he has had to have stitches in his face

Garibay, from Camp Lejeune, moved to the United States when he
was a baby. He joined the marines three years ago, and was
awarded US citizenship after his death.

"A vise is closing and the days of a brutal regime are coming
to an end," President Bush told 12,000 camouflage-clad
"Marines", on a parade ground at Camp Lejeune in North

Here is a few more tidbits:

The sign left atop the car was removed by bushite LIAR Lt.
Pantano, according to his lawyer, Charles Gittins. But
photographs of the bodies with the sign above them were taken
at the scene by real Marines, [after LIAR Pantano was long
gone war criming someplace else]

Taken two days before Lt. Pantano's, the corpsman's written
statement describes the men as running away from Lt. Pantano
when they were shot. [unless the corpsman
was refering to some other innocent people he tried to cover
up the murder of as typical bushite dumfuk - 'we spotted
someone out of nowhere running from a bang without any
reason, so we kil't him leegaulee... BUSH RULZE!']

What matters most to Lt. Pantano he claims, is that he kept
his promise to mothers of his platoon that he would bring
their sons back alive.

Pantamo put soldiers in harms way for no better good, or
reason understood. The war has no articulable justification,
for bushite fire power had complete one hundred percent
unrestricted access throughout Iraq to go wherever they
pleased without delay prior to a single bomb being dropped,
or child being shot. Instead of protecting America from
the 9/11 perpetrators, the demonic evil anti-Christ and
his minnions - murderer Pantamo - tried to blame the
innocent for terrorist offenses, denying Justice for
God's Humanity, as true coward and lowly traitor.

/ / In other words, he put about 40-48 rounds into two men,
after ordering them to put their hands where he couldn't see
them, in gross violations of long-established orders for
handling prisoners.

Mr. Kareem and Mr. Hanjil were moving for a while after he
started to fire, Lt. Pantano said, but he was not sure if
that was because of muscle contractions or bullet impact.

That's why you're supposed to let off the trigger! \ \ Don't
forget the time Pantamo took to race re-loading after
shooting 48.

/ / "And if the decision has to be made whether it is them [as
unarmed innocent prisoners] or me [proud bushite nazi vermin],
I will come down on "me" every time... and did! That's why I
[as dying bushite] am here today and the [innocent] enemy
[GOD] isn't!" Semper Fi, Kelly \ \ Say who dumfuk bushwhore?

Johnny Jesus "A good bushite, is a dead bushite I always say."
Take joy in killing the untried escaping bushite for
committing first degree mass murders of my innocent brothers
and sisters, while politically supporting the destruction of
God's Great America as neocon zionist traitors.



/ / BBC: What kind of abuses were going on that you experienced?

"I seen innocent people being killed, IEDs goes off and you just zap
farmer who's close to you, hit him with the 50 or Mark 19 ...

"They basically jam into your head this is Hajji this is Hajji ... you
totally take the human being out of it and make it a video game."

BBC: Your superiors were doing that, your commanders were doing that?

"Oh, of course ..." BBC: Up to what level? "Everybody ..." \ \

Not everybody. We hunt every bushite commander down, try it, and
then execute it for the glory Christ and a Just America.

/ / If the troops were on a mission of mercy to bring
democracy to Iraq, wouldn’t keeping children away from such
[contaminated radio-active] dangers be the top priority? \ \


/ / Example: General Ahmad funded Atta, and corporate news
finds no interest in informing the bushite grunt, that
yes indeed depleted uranium is radioactive and toxic as
a microscopic heavy metal, and will kill you easily for
the ignorance "they" sell impartially as the "unbiased".
See?, enemy bushite kills enemy bushite for a stolen
nickel., that they likely stole from an American grand
parent. I HATE bushite. \ \


/ / However, in a tape released on December 27, 2001, the
authenticity of which is not in doubt, Osama denied having had
anything to do with 9/11. "Moreover," Fetzer added, "some of
the 19 hijackers he 'personally assigned' have turned up alive
and well." \ \

/ / Mark Bingham, a passenger on Flight 93, is supposed to have
called his mother and said, 'Hi, Mom, this is Mark Bingham!'
His mother confirmed it was his voice, but does anyone
seriously believe that Mark Bingham would have used his last
name in identifying himself to his mother?" \ \


A now declassified document with Rumsfeld's signature calls
for keeping prisoners in [extremely] painful positions..

President Reagan officially finds Rumsfeld executed publicly

Bag one for the Gipper!


Wait a Moment


The so called as costing, still found Iraqi resistance,
are individuals fighting the same cause as American
soldiers are taught to mumble as illiterate cowards.
"Saddam was terrible to the Iraqi people, depriving
ourselves of food and medicine for no known good reason,
and gave all US people losses for stolen profits.", then
off they go, murdering innocent people indiscriminately
with depleted uranium to pay the smirking bushmobsters,
again. Dying.


Presenting ourselves to meet the challenge of gaining
our own Humanity we are trying. Have faith that as the
Universe revolves around all things to be known of, so
too, is Life's true magnificence an honor to honor for.
Wow. You are a living dream, so, wake up and help out.

Thanks for sharing,

Johnny Wizard


Air America Interviews The God Loving Bushite Killer Johnny Wizard!


Near Impossible to believe!

/ / "similar themes go through all our streams. And it all
comes back as Confucius says, "Do unto others, as you would
have them do unto you." And Christ said that, Hillel said
that, Buddha said that, everybody says that, cause that's all
it is. But bushite, he wants to accuse People of criminal
offenses without any evidence, and indiscriminately slaughter
everybody in countries, for no good reason but to be OUR


documented war crimes of the enemy bushite

reality in Israel




/ / If he didn't answer the way we liked, we would shoot his
youngest kid in the head. We would keep going, this was our
interrogation. \ \



/ / They were obviously no military threat to anyone. And yet
American forces gleefully massacred them all, joking that it
was as easy as "shooting in a sheep pen." \ \

/ / "I heard Younis speaking to the Americans, saying: 'I am
a friend. I am good,' '' said Fahmi. ``But they killed him,
and his wife and daughters." \ \

/ / Mr. Delgado said he had witnessed incidents in which an
Army sergeant lashed a group of children with a steel Humvee
antenna, and a Marine corporal planted a vicious kick in the
chest of a kid about 6 years old. There were many occasions,
he said, when soldiers or marines would yell and curse and
point their guns at Iraqis who had done nothing wrong.” \ \

/ / The new figure translates to roughly 400,000 Iraqi
children suffering from "wasting," a condition characterized
by chronic diarrhea and dangerous deficiencies of protein." \ \

/ / In contrast to Iraqi Resistance attacks, which have clear
and defined targets - occupation troops or armed forces,
officials, or collaborators with the US-installed puppet
regime - these attacks on Friday appeared targeted exclusively
on civilians. \ \

Again, it only serves the interests of the enemy neo-con.
No warring faction is going to exclusively, indiscriminately
murder whomever, repeatedly, but for only the dying bushite
dumfuk, as Creation's justly sworn enemies. Bag a bushite, and
all day long you'll have good love! God Bless.

/ / Where are the free American media and their kind hearted
patrons when their G.I. Joes are pumping up Iraq with
depleted uranium, napalm bombs, cluster munitions and
poisonous gases even as these lines are being written? Is
death less camera-friendly in Iraq or is it less worthy of the
Americans' attention? Are Iraqis children of a lesser god? \ \

/ / "It boggles the mind that any regime on the face of the
Earth would want to do anything that could remind people of
Nazi Germany." According to Republican Congressman Curt Weldon \ \

/ / Why hasn't Governor Pataki and Senator Clinton demanded to
know who financed these attacks, a question the 9/11
Commission dismissed as unimportant? \ \


The Right Honorable Michelle Jean - Governor General of
Canada speaking at the Canadian Press Annual Dinner on the
pro-lawless bushite "hero" nazi savage propagandists, locked
down in our private profit corporate news media fascist


Talking personally to many professional news producers will
get you realizing though, some hold contempt by no accident.
Why risk losing market share? Potential advertisers? It’s only
your poor kids, not their own. Many have millions, some billions.


[reprinted with pride]


Inside Out

How can those who want accountability be termed
anti-Iraqi? only through cowardly liars, is an American
told America's not going to hunt down those who stole in
their names for dying.

/ / "Few have though, as the town is still without
electricity or water and full of unexploded bombs, our
sources there tell us." \ \

So,... now.... who's gonna pay? Near over a hundred
innocent people were murdered in cold blood, and some
body in there is hiding behind an American uniform with
faulty decision making power, that has got to be weeded
out and chastised repeatedly. Lest, more American
soldiers die as cowards. See?, by not doing so, the
world sees the criminal force of savage nazi grunts,
lead leaderlessly as criminal bushite, who are so weak
apparently, and depraved psychologically, they look to
George W. Bush Jr. blindly for everything. For,
bush'll do all their beliefing for them, they don't even
have to try to understand the reasons for fighting as
freedom's struggle, or why an "American" newly wealthed
wahhabbi commander would order the murder of innocent
people; profiting only those who will cash in on the
subsequent enemy kills, that would surely, as planned,
come around naturally against those wearing the same
tarnished uniform?

I mean come on, I ask again to the truly dying as conned
American soldier: what real man or women, of any
nationality or religion, wouldn't try to defend
themselves from a war criminal that enjoys working to
bring suffering against our great God, fighting against
freedom for tyranny?, leaving America "helpless" at the
hands of the enemy bushites in our "official" command?
How can those who want accountability be termed
anti-Iraqi? only through cowardly liars, is an American
told America's not doing to hunt down those who stole in
their names for dying. If your commander doesn't
publicly support the arrest of the known bushite rapists
and tortures criming in America's good name, taking
photos and everything, especially of the confessed
already against complete innocents, kill him or her
until something like a hero becomes incharged. If a
commander can't help the American soldier from being
needlessly killed as worthless so the bush backing
billionaires away from it all can celebrate making the
killing half a world away in the lap of our luxuries, we
need seriously to talk about a shake-up in taking down
the American bush Administration back on the home front.

Look, as this world's top cop, rare can a person
understand my writing as such, but this, I'll make

I'm here to arrest or kill bush and rumsfeld for 9/11.

If you can't as a man or woman of America help get those
with the law who have stolen America's good name in
other districts, so be it, to hell with you all. We,
the America I dream about all alone, want bush and
rumsfeld for 9/11, and we ain't going nowhere until our
freedom to say as much is granted on higher ground.


Billions upon billions of dollars have been stolen from
soon to have once been, millions of American pensioners.
Now, corporate news TV tells US, that money is lost to
political indifference of the status quo getting to the
bottom of rising back up with the stolen cash at hand,
as if like, pulling a bunny rabbit out of your hat they
might say.. Stolen Enron money for example: It's
sitting in the Cayman Islands. Not hidden. In the
Cayman Islands. The hypnotizing, sometimes devilishly
clever billionaire bushite bankers will say, if you dare
quest for further inquiry, "America will learn better
for next time", then they pause, and look right back at
you blindly.... waiting... and by golly, as if by
magic, You just need to tell them: "there is always a
first time for miracles". Solved. Our problems seem
mostly related to the struggle, that solving many most
critical of our issues, requires so little in effort by
understanding, that many in the corporate world think
the nature of truth just can't be so. Well... Simple.
Demon bush doesn't want, [or seem at all interested] to
having arrested General Ahmad, who according to the FBI,
was the principle terrorist funder to the mastermind
ring leader Mohammed Atta of the notorious 9/11 blame
game fame. That should be all you need to know. The
failure to con US into thinking otherwise is a ruse.
The bushite corporatists mislead America away from the
freedom principles of following a criminal case to
attempt bringing about a resolution. Getting
those who done did do America wrong on 9/11 is where
true Patriots stand, and forever will. General Ahmad
and his bushmob cohorts need to be nabbed for public
trial when we're talking about truly fighting back those
that struck at the heart of America when they thought we
weren't looking in all directions. The bushite soldiers
are being led instead furthering as war criminals, for
we're told, they have no interest as the well being of
family and friends who love them back home getting the
wrong impressions. Don't let the bushite stand to get
away stealing for Uncle Sam. Because, Uncle Sam
wouldn't do that to our boys. Even to men who never
lost the dreams of a boy trying to be a good man, a
honorable and brave man, and a man that could be loved,
is no stranger to another believing in that same vision.

America is not what bushite dares continuing to threaten
US with. And so too would you, to with pride say
without hesitation, we need to support our American
police services by pressing to have arrested, bush,
condi, and rumsfeld for the crimes of 9/11, like right
now just for starters. Look, if we had/have open
communications on the war controversy, we'd hear those
stories: "Well, gee, he was such great guy before the
war left him for dead", and we'd also hear of the
others, "Yah, our demon leader used to like blowing up
defenseless small animals for his joy and amusement, at
least he did while he was growing up with his ol' nazi
family.", and together we'd see, Justice is what Freedom
means, and what I challenge are those as deemed by
ourselves as "bushite", those that unthinkingly, as
anti-American fascist automaton slaves, say we must be
refused to agree that evidence is simply the only true
way to establishing some others doing. For if we are
becoming civilized, we'd then have to arrest the leaders
for the crimes they are found highly suspected of
arranging, according to the police agencies still
publicly involved in the so left in neutral or stalled,
and finally, take back our whole world through fairy
dance and pixi dust. Er.. through communicating the
wisdom of the ageless universe disguised as a person
like me on the verge of something really big and
magnificent! If only you could read, then we'd all
concede, I make one hell of a great make believe eternal
standing forever King of Kings!

Masterfully yours as servant,

Johnny Wizard



/ / Their statement discloses that the Yeshiva heads
have intentionally falsified the Talmud passages
"quoted" by them. The actual text forbids a Jew to kill
innocents even to save his own life. After all, God
created all human beings "in his own image"
(Genesis 1:27). \ \

The problem is that those that support the Likudniks are
not Jewish, but little fascist nazis who hold G in
contempt. Just ask them! Oops.. No, CNN or CBC won't
allow free comments made by those that openly victimize
the innocent like Jesus was, is, and shall be. Don't
forget, sharon was caught directly implicated in the
attempted murder of Mexican Jews. See? Likudniks would
kill innocent Jews too, if it means they can steal
another dollar from America. America, where something
like 90 percent of Jews say, repuglicons suck, and
conclude, killing Jews to steal their gold fillings for
the anti-Semitic Likudnik, is just simply evil to the

max dude. Translated: Evil to everyone,

including the Creator,

Johnny Wizard


51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration With the Nazis



You be the judge: Shouldn't this be OUR BIG NEWS STORY?
And, who's interest is it, that it is yet to be made so
by Your entertaining national news programming? Whos?
The People's? Freedom's? Or the forces of bushite
tyranny to keep the US unaware of Freedom's true glory?


/ / "I will name Richard Cheney as prime suspect in the
mass murders of 9/11 and will establish that, not only
was he a planner in the attacks, but also that on the
day of the attacks he was running a completely separate
Command, Control and Communications system which was
superceding any orders being issued by the NMCC
(National Military Command Center), or the White House
Situation Room." \ \



/ / ``People trying to help us were wounded or ran away.
After a minute, the helicopters came back and fired
again. They came three or four times.'' \ \

This action is typical for the enemies of Life bushite.
Nazi bushite bomber forces have repeatedly, after
indiscriminately bombing innocent people, waited five or
ten minutes, then struck again to kill those who would
dare try to save the lives of god loving innocent men
women or children, that they admittedly target by
"guesswork". All to get killed more GI grunts for bush,
who don't have the courage or mental agility to defend
their fellow Americans by freely destroying the
anti-American Saudi wahhabi buford blount, child killer
mattis, bomb whoever russell, Baathist WMD bremer, women
hater kimmit, Iraqi People killer Allawi, or of course
bush and rumsfeld for 9/11. 9/11, in New York City?,
where thousands were murdered, and cheney immediately
called a halt on all police investigations pertaining to
the terrorist offense, for forbid, Americans might find
out for themselves what really happened.



/ / PATRICK COCKBURN: You could see that from the video
of the television correspondent who was killed that
nothing much was happening, and then suddenly out of the
blue rockets started raining down. Hello?


but it's pretty amazing to wait and then attack your own
vehicle from the air when there are crowds around it.
And in this case, you don't even hit the vehicle. You
fire your rockets 150 yards away. \ \

Done "for the safety of the people around it." the demon
bush disciple child killer Phil Smith quipped. Likely
while eating cheap candy.

Just like this bushite illusionist, rapist and murderer:

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US Snipers Said Killing Iraqi Women, Kids, Medical Teams



/ / A freed detainee told the Arabic-language Al-Wasat, a
weekly supplement of the respectable London-based
Al-Hayat newspaper, about her ordeal inside a US prison
and how she had been gang-raped by US forces. \ \

/ / The daily pointed out then that Iraqi female
prisoners were kept in solitary confinement up to 23
hours a day, adding it saw pictures of US soldiers
raping Iraqi women or photographing them naked in
prison. \ \


George W. Bush is a coward



/ / What is taking place in Iraq on a daily basis
constitutes a terrible war crime. One has to go back to
the Vietnam War or to the atrocities carried out by Nazi
armies in Europe to find a parallel for such a
systematic slaughter of civilians. \ \

They're mostly lifeless cowards the bushite disciples
that drop bombs on the innocent and freedom loving. Do
US a favor, when you see a bushite, kill the evil nazi
fascist why don't you? Think of the lives of women and
children you would save by doing our great God such a
favor for Humanity's true liberation from the evils of
tyranny professed by the godless bushite, as a force we
must continue to suffer with for not putting up a fight
to save ourselves. Think of Yourself as Jesus, but with
the potential to do even greater deeds by not lying down
silently to die for nothing. Worship and protect life,
by killing the evil bushite who fights to not allow
Justice for all to happen. Or, phone Art Bell yourself,
and when he asks you what you wanted to talk about
before putting you on air, ask him, "just what the hell
do you think your doing Mr. Art Bell?, do you think
we're so stupid we can not ever communicate with
ourselves without your approval?!" We all know, it's a
given, Bill and Rush openly as enemy fascists, forbid
any relevant discussions on America's current political
developments, but Art Bell, does something far more
heinous, he advertises he doesn't censor America's
voice, while doing exactly that as a liar to America,
Humanity, God, and Johnny. An open line inter-national
call in radio program running daily for several hours on
top priority issues is exactly what Americans need as
the civilized, but Art Bell will only allow American's
to pretend the bushite holds respect within our police
agencies, for if the truth got out, bush, rummy, and
their accomplices would be arrested, or rightly dead
for high treason in Our America.


Of Our Own

I guess we'll soon see how many enemy of freedom
thieving rapist bushite vermins can be killed by a
single prayer. All People, of every faith, including
the Atheists, hate bushite rapists who foolishly think
their going to escape ALL accountability because their
in with the lawless demon anti-Christ, the Satanically
evil Mr. bush Jr.. Think again.

/ / "The helicopter fired on the Bradley to destroy it
after it had been hit earlier and it was on fire," said
Major Phil Smith of the 1st Cavalry Division. "It was
for the safety of the people around it." \ \

Oops.. er.. the bushite mean

/ / Helicopters that flew in to protect the Bradley were
then fired on from the ground and fired back, the
military said in a statement. \ \

But the firing didn't come from the Bradley vicinity..
so, who cares how many Americans are lead to die then
right? Traitors to Freedom, Justice, and Liberty are
the enemy bushite liars who war God to steal from our
Humanity with their blatant cowardice and betrayals.



/ / Sattler, as a result of ignoring reason and understanding,
went out and sacrificed all these marines that are now dead. \ \



/ / One of the students hiding behind our taxi screamed to me,
"Who are the terrorists here now? You have seen this
yourself! We are school kids!" \ \

/ / According to a 2006 report from Amnesty International,
many Palestinian prisoners 'face medical negligence, routine
beatings, position torture and strip searches by Israeli
prison authorities'. According to recent figures the
Palestinian prison population includes 400 children and 100
women detainees. \ \

/ / U.S. Army Lt. Col. Paul Fitzpatrick, a spokesman for
Combined Joint Task Force 76, said. "Enemy leadership will
continue to be targeted so long as they pose a threat to the
security and stability of Afghanistan." \ \

/ / The report states that 25% of Iraqi children between the
ages of six months and five years old suffer from either acute
or chronic malnutrition. \ \

/ / Federal, state and local governments have added nearly $10
trillion to taxpayer liabilities in the past two years,
bringing the total of government's unfunded obligations to an
unprecedented $57.8 trillion. \ \


/ / Politician Morris Motamed, one of about 25,000 Jews who
live in Iran, called the report a slap in the face to his
minority community. \ \

/ / Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre
in Los Angeles, acknowledged that he did not have independent
confirmation of the requirement for Jews to wear badges, but
said he still believes it was passed. \ \

/ / Unfortunately we've seen enough already from the Iranian
regime to suggest that it is very capable of this kind of
action, Mr. Harper said. \ \

/ / Remember "The Matrix" where human minds were forced to
dwell in an imaginary la-la land although in reality they were
imprisoned and their energy used to feed predatory machines?
\ \

/ / "Can one be a follower of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him)
the great Messenger of God . . . and at the same time have
countries attacked? The lives, reputations and possessions of
people destroyed and on the slight chance of the presence of a
few criminals in a village, city or convoy, for example, the
entire village, city or convoy set ablaze?" he writes.
Indeed, I've been wondering the same thing myself. \ \


/ / Supporters of the 'HIV causes AIDS' hypothesis cannot back
up their claims with scientific evidence, yet they continue to
reject alternative explanations and promote life-threatening
drug treatments. \ \


"The worst genocidal leader in the history of humanity is the
President of the United States. Hitler would be like a
suckling baby next to George W Bush… He is a terrorist, a
drunkard, and a donkey".

Truth to Power - Death to George W Bush - The Johnny Wizard Conundrum





"Johnny out does himself again with yet another record breaking

"The Greatest Show of History, and he REALLY means it this time!
Oh my God I can't believe it even!"


Sweet Jesus, The Johnny Wizard Comic Book!


Sweet Jesus, The Johnny Wizard Comic Book!


Godsmack - Awake - "Hear the silence about to break."



/ / Bush's refusal to talk to the Iranians, except in terms
of threats and ultimatums, seems reckless. \ \

That demon enemy of Christ even refused to read the 18 page
letter, and excepted only a brief brief on the matter..
Contempt for every American soldier that has ever served,
but, well, who really truly cares right? [his handlers have
recently informed the demon enemy to pretend to all he
could read it instead.]



/ / Kucinich's April 5 letter to Rumsfeld began, "I am
writing to request a copy of all records pertaining to
Pentagon plans to use U.S. Special Forces to advise,
support and train Iraqi assassination and kidnapping
teams." \ \



/ / Last October, the Army's Criminal Investigation
Command concluded that there was probable cause to charge
27 officers \ \



/ / Now that's a problem. I own the company that hosts
Capitol Hill Blue. So, in effect, the feds want me to
turn over information on myself and not tell myself that
I'm doing it. You'd think they'd know better.

I turned the letter over to my lawyer and told him to
send the following message to the feds: Fuck you.
Strong letter to follow. \ \


/ / 2.5 terabytes of data about Mohammed Atta [...] a
three-hour briefing for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff is historically insignificant? A briefing that
included Richard Schiefren (ph), with Steve Cambone, in
March of 2001, five months before 9/11, is historically
insignificant? I don't think so. \ \


/ / To hear Pink perform this song, click here. \ \


/ / Problem is, everything that worked at the CIA—that it
warned about 9/11 and said the Iraq war was a bad
idea—was on the hit list. The Bushies wanted to
eliminate the people who were right and promote those who
were wrong. \ \

I'm telling you, the demon anti-Christ of Creation is
like, really evil man.



/ / Once known for flying around VIPs such as Arnold
Schwarzenegger and Kofi Annan, the plane has been used by
the CIA to fly around renditioned prisoners and their CIA
captors. \ \

Now, all somebody has to do is ask Arnold about it, and
watch the ungodly enemy bushites fall so fast, they won't
know what hit'em, especially once the WWF joins in the
maylay grudge match.

/ / N368CE also had an interesting itinerary just prior
to the U.S.-backed coup against Venezuela's President
Hugo Chavez in April 2002: Mar.-Apr. 2002 - Los
Angeles to Toluca, Mexico; Caracas, Venezuela to New York
City; New York to Managua, Nicaragua; Brownsville, Texas
to Managua; Washington, DC to Shannon, Ireland; Gander,
Newfoundland to Washington, DC; Washington to Houston;
Houston to Washington. \ \

Crimes against America, crimes against God.


/ / Informed
sources believe that Foggo was a key individual in
approving contracts for many of the CIA rendition airline
companies responsible for transporting "Al Qaeda"
suspects from and to the Middle East via Frankfurt and
other airports. The owners of these airline companies
include many Iran-Contra veterans who were responsible
for flying arms and drugs for the CIA in the 1980s. \ \



/ / "Why is it that any scientific and technological
achievement reached in the Middle East region is
translated into and portrayed as a threat to the Zionist
regime? Is not scientific R&D one of the basic rights of
nations? "You are familiar with history. In what other
point in history has scientific and technical progress
been a crime? Can the possibility of scientific
achievements being utilized for military purposes be
reason enough to oppose science and technology
altogether? If such a supposition is true, then all
scientific disciplines, including physics, chemistry,
mathematics, medicine, engineering, etc., must be
opposed." \ \

Iran has respect for God, while the bushmob terrorists
torture and steal openly in God's presence with total
contempt for logic as reason, and freedom through Justice.


/ / David quotes the now indicted and disgraced former
Republican House Majority Leader Tom Delay saying on the
eve of the Iraq war in 2003 that "Nothing is more
important in the face of a war than cutting taxes." \ \

/ / So, here I will offer you something I created, a Johnny
Wizard pencil drawing in jpg format. Enjoy! \ \



/ / Instead of murdering our own families as war criminals for bush
to pilfer the undefended wallets of our grandparents, why don't we
all smarten up, and just kill the unarrested demon bush instead as
something truly Patriotic? \ \

Christ Wars Bushite Enemies for the Love of our Living God


Don't miss it!




Book of John:

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God."

Liberal Defence "critic" Ujjal Dosanjh:

"We carved a line in the rugged hills of Afghanistan, not with
our words but with our legendary courage, the blood and the
sweat of our men and women of the Canadian Forces"

To die for heroin pushing while making Christianity "illegal?"
While helping to let Bush escape 911 with a new enron pipe line?
Cowards led without courage, who have died for no better good
or, even reason spoken. Remember: Canadian forces are fighting to
protect a muslim fundamentalist regime, who doesn't want free
speech protected. My armed and ready friends, why not fight
with words to allow Johnny Wizard to politely respond to our
deadly enemies who fight to keep our Humanity in darkness with
deliberate bushite enemy ignorance.

Hillary Clinton recently talking about how great Bush, the
un-elected demon anti-Christ is:

"Charming" "Charismatic" and "Good Company"



/ / By 2002, on the eve of the US-led invasion, Baghdad was
full of booming businesses, restaurants were full, and
families walked freely along well-lit parks. Compare and
contrast that image with the reality of Baghdad today, and the
ultimate corruption that was the oil-for-food programme
becomes self-evident. \ \


"We don't know why they bomb our house and our fields. We
have never resisted the Americans."

Because they, the bushite are enemies of all Creation.
Killing a demonic liar bushite, is to fight for our real God
protecting the lives of the innocent the bushite thieves
target for murder. Killing a demonic liar bushite is to war
those who speak in no defense against the innocent Porter Goss
and company have tortured for satanic pleasures. Feel no
remorse in killing demonic liar bushite, for they hold all
American values in true contempt.


Probable Cause for Alarm
Press ignores Ex-NSA chief's ignorance of Constitution


/ / But when Gen. Michael Hayden, principal deputy director of
National Intelligence and former director of the National
Security Agency, displayed an equally astounding lack of
knowledge about a matter just as basic to his job, media as a
whole let it pass without comment. \ \



/ / Nevertheless, these children, who have no parents to speak
up for them, are held in the Incarnation clinic and are
forcibly drugged. They are given some of the most damaging
drugs the pharma giants have yet come up with. If they
refuse, because the drugs make them feel miserable, they are
forced to swallow them and if that force is not sufficient to
"make them take their medicine", they are simply operated and
fitted with a tube that goes directly into the stomach, so the
drugs can be injected. \ \

It should be known why. The reason America murders their own
children in NYC is because they, the demonic repuglicons, need
to protect the lie that children born to HIV positive mothers,
are not likely to die of immune disorders, unless they are force
fed expensive pharma. AZT producers know that they lie to
American mothers to murder their undefended children for
money. In Canada, children of HIV mothers are actually kidnapped
by the government, for fear the public might learn that without
pharma, an easy 78% of the children would grow up healthy, without
"HIV" present. That's right. It is actually provable acts of first
degree mass murder. But, who cares really? I do, but apparently,
the media tells us you refuse to help US.


Rumsfeld's Avian Flu threat is very real my friend, and
may happen only becasue you refuse personally to become involved
in America's corporate censorship scandle against you, or
me, the Son of Man.

Remember swine flu shots? You should


/ / Most people fail to realize all vaccines carry a list of
ingredients that typically increase human disease and death
(i.e., morbidity and mortality). These include toxic elements
and chemicals such as mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and
formalin (used to preserve corpses), MSG, foreign genetic
material, and risky proteins from various species of bacteria,
viruses, and animals that have been scientifically associated
with triggering autoimmune disorders and certain cancers. \ \


/ / The CPA didn’t properly check out the courier before handing
over the cash, [1.5 BILLION] and, as a result, according to an audit
report by the CPA’s inspector general, ‘there was an increased risk
of the loss or theft of the cash. \ \

Risk? No, it was stolen by bushite enemy liars!


/ / US troops [bushite enemy of true freedoms] raid all Internet
cafes in city cutting off communications with outside world. \ \


/ / When the auditors in the New York City office learned well in
advance which files a review team would check, they spent the
equivalent of more than 47 days doctoring the papers and
updating records from several audits, the Defense Department's
inspector general concluded. Administrative staff, audit

supervisors and other employees also participated in the
scheme. \ \

These are acts of high TREASON. And, in a just America, would
warrant life term prison sentences, or public executions!


/ / So we've never made the case, or argued the case that somehow
Osama bin Laden [sic] was directly involved in 9/11. That
evidence has never been forthcoming. \ \


To those who argue maybe George W. Bush isn't evil personified.

/ / While families in the capital suffer electricity cuts, queue
all day to fuel their cars and wait for water pipes to be
connected, the US mission due to open in June next year will
have its own power and water plants to cater for a population
the size of a small town. The heavily guarded 42-hectare
(104-acre) site - which will have a 15ft thick perimeter wall
- has hundreds of workers swarming on scaffolding. Local
residents are bitter that the Kuwaiti contractor has employed
only foreign staff and is busing them in from a temporary camp
nearby. \ \

Don't forget the bonus slave labour from India!


/ / Since uranium used in the weapons have a half-life of 4.5
billion years, the US forces ensured that generations of
Afghans suffer from cancers and deformities. This is
certainly not development. In fact, it is the biggest crime
ever committed by anyone in the history of humanity. \ \


/ / "Unfortunately, the book and the play is more relevant now
than it ever has been," he said. "(It) talks about continuous
warfare as a means to control the Western economy, and as a
way to control rebel elements within society through the use
of fear, constant fear." \ \

/ / This is madness. And, why hasn't ElBaradei condemned Bush's
"dirty bombs" in Iraq which have poisoned the land and
groundwater with toxic depleted uranium (DU) creating an
enduring legacy of thyroid cancer, birth defects and other
malignant sarcoma? Nuclear weapons are being used in Iraq.
It is ElBaradei's job to stop it. \ \

/ / Imagine a similar situation where Iran provided $75 million
(as congress has) to build political organizations within the
US with the stated goal of toppling the government; such
meddling is tantamount to an act of war and yet the American
people shrug it off as "business as usual". \ \

Justice for Johnny

Notes to Lawyers who wish to contribute to Johnny Wizard's
defense on a quid pro quo - maybe I can pay you back later

Okay, we have a number of serious challenges as they pertain
to my particular circumstance, so, I’m going to need to get
your feedback on these following three issues as a starter.

Firstly, the original arrest warrant was bogus. My essays
were not “emails”, but public postings to a board that carried
all my written work up to that point regarding the documented
truths of 9/11. UNCONTENDED truths such as who was
responsible for carrying out the planning and execution of the
terrorist event, even including the money man, Mr. Bush’s
business partner, the un-arrested General Ahmad. The
arresting National Security officers recorded my comments at
the police station, and could find no honorable position to
find disagreement. - That they were refusing to do their jobs
to serve the interests of Justice in seeking the culprits for
mass murder on nine-eleven, is at least what one officer from
section “D” is prepared to testify in court.

Two, the local city cops, ---z and ---s, confessed to be
irrational in their unsubstantiated support of cop killer Bush
as their universal know nothing leader, and acted with a
flagrant disregard for Canadian soldiers lives by unjustly
opposing our truths to be spoken in my defense. Suffering
from what I term to be bushitism. A sufferable mental
condition where the principles of Justice and reason to
protect our freedoms do not apply to totalitarian fascists who
hate clever people who do good police work because we make’em
look blind and stupid.


There are other issues that I will need to discuss with you,
such as our approach to my pending motions, new motions, and
relevant precedent setting decisions to get your expertise in
these matters - in hopes to further illuminate my rock solid
defense for my love of children everywhere. I expect us to
work together on the continuing preliminary of course, and hope
when you do have the space to take this case on full time, you’ll
keep in regular contact with me, as I would imagine you’d only
expect. Right?.. Take it easy ---, thanks for joining the
team, and I hope to hear from you soon.





/ / No restraints on declaring and waging war against other nations.
No restraints on the power to secretly record telephone conversations
of the American people. No restraints on the power to kidnap and send
people into overseas concentration camps for the purpose of torture
and even execution. No restraints on the power to take Americans into
custody as ``enemy combatants'' and punish them - even torture and
execute them - without due process of law and jury trials. If all
that isn't dictatorship, what is? \ \


/ / "The heaviest sentence imposed on anyone to date for a
death while in U.S. custody is five months," notes Curt Goering,
Deputy Executive Director for Amnesty International USA. "[That's] the
same sentence that you might receive in the U.S. for stealing a
bicycle." \ \


/ / Let's not forget that [UN-ELECTED] Bolton was appointed to the UN
by Bush, when congress was on vacation. Congress voted againist him
but the presiduce can overturn the vote-when on holiday. When congress
came back-not a peep from the Democrats. This old goat is a MOSSAD
agent with dual citizenship. \ \

Nor was the incompetent/traitor elected by anyone else either.



/ / [TRUE anti-Christ] Bush wrote "we do not rule out the use
of force before attacks occur - even if uncertainty
remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack." \

What threat of distant looming attack was lowered, by criminally
murdering and thieving to be enemies of everyone, friendly?
The Son of God preaches: A good bushite is a dead enemy halted
from victimizing the godly as innocent. Happy hunting.

Know Thy Enemy - Christs Comedy of Error - Truly amazing audio





/ / 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but
thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which
say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue
of Satan. \ \

/ / 1. Is Scottie getting worse at lying, or are
we just getting better at seeing the truth? \ \

/ / It has denied that there were any civilian casualties,
despite television footage showing dead and wounded
women and children being pulled from the rubble of
flattened homes. \ \ While sadistic satanic enemies cheer at
God's suffering - proudly kill a bushite for the love of Jesus


Battle Plan of Christ


/ / Sept. 30, 2003: "There are too many leaks of
classified information in Washington. "And if there's a
leak out of the administration, I want to know who it
is. And if a person violated the law, the person will
be taken care of." \ \

/ / Really, W. should fire himself. He swore to look high
and low for the scurrilous leaker and, lo and behold, he
has himself in custody. \ \

/ / The U.S. government has been running up bills -
notably the promises of pensions and health-care
benefits for military veterans and millions of other
retirees - without putting the obligations on the
books. \ \

/ / "The Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful
information campaign to date." - Brig. Gen. Mark
Kimmitt, in an internal 2004 memo praising the
propaganda campaign to hype the threat of Iraq's
"terrorist mastermind" Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. \ \

/ / According to all three intelligence sources, military
and intelligence officials alike were alarmed that
instead of securing a known terrorist organization,
which has been responsible for acts of terror against
Iranian targets and individuals all over the world -
including US civilian and military casualties - Rumsfeld
under instructions from Cheney, began using the group on
special ops missions into Iran to pave the way for a
potential Iran strike. \ \

/ / [TRUE anti-Christ] Bush wrote "we do not rule out the use
of force before attacks occur - even if uncertainty
remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack." \ \

What threat of distant looming attack was lowered, by criminally
murdering and thieving to be enemies of everyone, friendly?
A good bushite is a dead enemy halted from victimizing US,
the innocent.

/ / But if you listen to Cheney, people are just picking on
Halliburton because they don't like him. Not so. I
would be mad at any company that billed me for driving
empty trucks across the desert, but it just so happens
that Halliburton is the company at the wheel. \ \

/ / Rep Tom Davis, Chairman of the House Committee on
Government Reform stated: "It's incomprehensible that
the [Demonic] Administration could give Halliburton another
billion-dollar contract without fully investigating such
serious criminal wrongdoing." \ \


Isahaqi, - Children of Abraham: Death in the Desert




/ / Why would [subhuman bushite] guards torture a man they
considered innocent? \ \ Because they are openly enemies to
Christ. I say, kill it for America when you can, God bless.


/ / When Specialist Corey E. Jones struck the knees of the
Dilawar, he cried out painfully to Allah (God). Jones said,
"Everybody heard him cry out and thought it was funny."
Hundreds of blows later, Dilawar died in custody. \ \

I, as the Son of Man would PROUDLY kill this twisted nazi fuk
in defense of the innocent among US as the Human race,
wouldn't you brother? Let's do an American SpikeTV, Johnny
Jesus kills ungodly enemy bushite nazi vermin all for the love
of God - in the Octagon - Super Special - with invites/hunting
parties for all the rest in America who war our Humanity for
the demon antiChrist. Death to the enemy bushite, instead of
the godly as innocent, I as a true Christ Son of God proclaim
to all.

You too are an Eternal God Warrior of the Universe engaging
enemy bushite one by one, to learn and live, or foolishly fall
they do to cry, maybe die, so.. well.. don't get cocky, you
just might spook me.

/ / Crucially, among the worst cases in this list-those of
detainees tortured to death-only half have resulted in
punishment; the steepest sentence for anyone involved in a
torture-related death: five months in jail. \ \

I say we hunt them down, and get'em good for God and America,
what say you potential innocent victim?


/ / The evil of this deliberate policy is great in itself; but
the broader implications are perhaps even worse. For consider
this: if American troops can be propagandized to believe such
a transparent lie about Iraq's non-existent connection to 9/11
- what can't they be manipulated into believing? \ \

They, the bushite enemy, have no soul as disciples of the
demon antiChrist.

/ / That is already averaging this year about 6 times the normal
incidence of new lung cancer cases in a year. \ \

All thanks to the liar bushite enemy who claim for our
Humanity that WE can eat depleted uranium "by the poundful",
and suffer no ill effects while they cash in as corporate
media successes. - Are You willing to join the rank now?



/ / * A clear majority of the troops oppose torture and
aggressive interrogation techniques and four out of five
polled oppose the use of such banned weapons as napalm and
phosphorus bombs, such as US forces employed in the assault on
Fallujah in November 2004. \ \

Great! Let's get all the boyz together and destroy war
criminal evil enemy Sattler and his degenerate bomb whomever
for bush bounty ilk then.

/ / "In Honduras, I saw first hand how Negroponte and General
Alvarez committed some of the worst human rights violations
ever committed against humanity in the Western Hemisphere" \ \

Fuk, do I hate that true Jew hating nazi bastard too, with his
neocon death squads against God as the innocent, while
fighting as he did at the UN - to cover up documented war
crimes against Christian Palestinians.

Have you heard what America's gov did with this "suspend the
rules" motion, regarding the forbition of any open discussion
on continuing with the treasonous Patriot Act without any
heard objections? "Democracy", who says?

/ / OR: What's at stake here? MR: What's at stake is a
presidency that is becoming an imperial presidency - in which
he's no longer responsible to the judiciary or the Congress.
This is a president that thinks that, on his own, he can
wiretap people, torture people, pick them up anywhere in the
world. This has to be beaten back, and it has to be done
soon. It is becoming embedded in our society in a way that is
very hard to get rid of. \ \

Hey Johnny, American Patriot Soldiers DO EXIST!

/ / Just to let you know, the US Marines have blocked access
to “Wonkette” along with numerous other sites such as personal
email (i.e. Yahoo, AT&T, Hotmail, etc), blogs that don't
agree with the government point of view, personal websites,
and some news organizatons.


Apparently, when you try to view, say, Condi Rice doing
crunches from Iraq, you get this error message: “Forbidden,
this page (http://www.wonkette.com/) is categorized as:
Profanity, Personal Pages.” Profanity? Fuck yeah. Personal?
It is now. \ \


/ / Three recent documents have clarified and concentrated the
question. Rep. John Conyer's staff published an analysis of
the manipulation of pre-war intelligence that gathers the
monumental, enfuriating evidence in one place. \ \

/ / Added Wood, "The American people are entitled to know the
truth about their own history. If the government has nothing
to hide, it should have no objections to releasing all this
evidence for experts and scholars to study." \ \


An actual audio recording of the Son of Man outlining the very
real war scenario of Christ vs. Antichrist.





Enemies of America

"REALIZE, FOX, and amerka's demon lair hosts at Coast to
Coast, have received this post, yet, continue to TREASONOUSLY
mislead US to criminally sacrifice more soldier families for
the richly pleasures of the ungodly demon anti-Christ."

Well, not entirely true. A nazi soldier's parents can be
promised they'll receive 400,000 dollars in 'sure, we'll pay
you later..' 'life' insurance, if their held worthless son or
daughter dies sacrificed for more ungodly bushite bounties, as
Johnny Wizard's most publicly sworn enemy, the demon liar
neocon war mongers - who hide behind my pirated American flag
as traitors to God and country. Realize, these THIEVING
dumfuk soldiers are commanded by LIAR enemies whom refuse to
honorably support the arrest of those personally responsible
for 9/11. Death to the ungodly terrorist bushite enemies by
demanding true Justice for my Humanity.

General Ahmad, bush's business partner, funded 9/11's
mastermind ringleader, Atta. Arrest, public trial, and Death
by execution to Bush Jr., Rumsfeld, Cheney and Rice for
committing the DOCUMENTED treasons of 9/11.



The awesome and amazing Johnny Wizard speaking nationally in America!




/ / The primary "evidence" against another was that he was
captured wearing a particular Casio watch, "which many
terrorists wear." \ \

Now, wouldn't you as godly Christian, hunt to kill any bushite
enemy who argued such evidence warranted torture, or life
imprisonment of an innocent person?

/ / Instead of rebuilding several steam-turbine power
stations— as Iraqi engineers and managers recommended—the
CPA’s crony contractors chose to build new natural gas and
diesel-powered combustion-turbine stations, despite the fact
that Iraq doesn’t have adequate supplies of either. \ \

Speak for Yourself

/ / Deborah Johns blames "al Qaeda" for our military deaths
(including Casey Sheehan's) in Iraq! http://www.tjslGOP.org
Please, trust me, if I did speak for Ms. Johns her opinions
would be more informed. \ \

Sept. 11's Smoking Gun: The Many Faces of Saeed Sheikh


"The ungodly crazycon is a formidable opponent, but I think
my America will triumph over the enemy demon liars if I am granted
the opportunity to say something about it."

- King Johnny Wizard


"That is a high act of treason. And it's not, "oh well, but
maybe it's not true.." No, we have the two documents of question."


US Church Alliance: Washington is 'Raining Down Terror' with Iraq War,
Other Policies


/ / "We lament with special anguish the war in Iraq, launched
in deception and violating global norms of justice and human
rights," said the statement from representatives of the 34
U.S. members of World Council of Churches. "We mourn all who
have died or been injured in this war. We acknowledge with
shame abuses carried out in our name." \ \


/ / "As the national intelligence officer for the Middle East,
I was in charge of coordinating all of the intelligence community's
assessments regarding Iraq," Pillar writes. "The first request I
received from any administration policy-maker for any such
assessment was not until a year into the war." \ \


One Thousand A Month Tortured To Death In Iraq



/ / Those veterans who return from Iraq are finding
Washington's promises to care for them are violated with
impunity. Last year, the Veterans Affairs Department
suspended enrollment of 263,257 vets seeking health care. The
VA underestimated the number of veterans needing care upon
return from Iraq and Afghanistan by 300 percent, so qualified
veterans were simply cut from the rolls. Maybe they thought
no one would notice. \ \

But not one is man enough to speak in the defence of fellow
soldiers on the Coast to Coast radio network. Why don't you try?


Enemy bushites are all the same ignorant evil

/ / Yes, war is ugly, brutal and violent. And British
soldiers [guilty of sadistically murdering young children that
were not established by the videos as throwing grenades,
stones, or even bad mouth rioting] are tough, professional and
well trained. We should be thankful they are on our side.

Vincent J. Curtis of Hamilton, Ont., is a freelance writer
who was embedded with the British forces in Iraq last year. \ \

HEy, I got an idea! Lets all kill bush bitch enemies instead,
and see how they likes dying as innocent victim,
eh? Enemy bushites are all the same ignorant evil. They
advocate the murder, torture, or robbery of the innocent as
our "helpless" Humanity for the ungodly thieving billionaire
bushite neo-con traitors, and figure "we" can't ever defend
getting around to defend ourselves as the godly and virtuously
Patriotic to the fighting core - actual TRUE god Warriors.
Death to the non-negotiable enemy bushite "I" say, and Love to
Life as real Freedom is Heavenly.


/ / One Yemeni prisoner was interrogated so roughly that,
according to the National Journal, he finally said in
exasperation, "OK, I saw Bin Laden five times: three times on
Al Jazeera and twice on Yemeni news." His "admission" was duly
recorded in a case file: "Detainee admitted to knowing Osama
bin Laden." \ \



/ / But when a Jew, Ezra Levant, publishes cartoons that
incense Canada's 600,000 Muslims and touch off demonstrations,
well that's "free speech." \ \

Er.. Yah but... Ezra Levant ISN'T Jewish! So, then, it
isn't about a culture clash, it's about the bush bitch
anti-Jew G-D desecrater Ezra Levant, a true anti-Semite if you
wish, and his corporate contempt for the still beating
teachings - forever enshrined/locked in the Holy Torah

Later in the article however:

/ / Levant illustrates how the Zionist movement (a.k.a. Neo
Conservatives) co-opts conservatives by paying lip service to
their social issues while roping them into the NWO's
geopolitical agenda. \ \

Same thing. Zionist Neo Conservatives often likewise co-opt
the Jew label too. There is more to being Jewish than
covering a bald spot with a funny hat, or being related to one
of the more than fifty million people that tragically died
fifty so years ago at the hands of the same Bush family Empire
of nazi demon liars.


/ / The cameras are about behavior control and creating an
omnipresent atmosphere whereby the citizen consciously regulates
his own behavior so as not to seem suspicious. The surveillance
cameras are there to make a statement. We are the prison guards,
you are the prisoners. \ \

/ / In typical disingenuous neocon fashion, Pipes alleges
a “conspiracy theory” but refuses to cite or quote Bollyn’s
article. \ \

/ / The cameraman, a soldier, filming these violent scenes laughs
and says: “No crying kids, no crying!” \ \



/ / All the while the callous cameraman delivers a
stomach-churning commentary urging his mates on, cackling with
laughter and screaming: "Oh yes! Oh yes! You're gonna get
it. Yes, naughty little boys! You little f***ers, you little
f***ers. DIE! Ha, ha!" \ \

Have you seen this video? the children, of at least one was
murdered, look to be about twelve. Reported nation wide as
"civilians" maybe "youths", but not children by corporate
fascist news content controls. In fact, I don't believe CNN
or CBC even aired more than two or three seconds of concern.
Those are my kids, and I'll kill without question any wannabe
bushite enemy who demands I have no RGIHt! to act in their

I beg you on behalf of Jesus, join me in hunting these enemies
of Life down to death. I will give anything to anyone to have
these evil nazi bushite savages destroyed - death to the
thieving bushite that Bush and Blair leave walking our streets
as free to further commit crimes in our names. Who was
arrested? Who is investigating? See the bushite, you kill it
for America, you kill it for Christ, you kill it for the love
you have of freedom, life, and God.

"Three individuals have been arrested who might be implicated
in the allegations although it would be inappropriate to
comment further."

ho, here comes the King of the gods, Son of Man eternal
defender of God principle - in the form of normal old me,
the Life giving man destroyer of enemy bushites fellow. An
Army of One.


/ / In other words, as one analyst phrased it, "Congress would
never have granted Bush permission to do something that,
according to Gonzales, it had already granted him permission
to do." \ \




Propagandized stupider than the fates will allow

Let it be known, that the senior management national news
reducers of CBC and CNN, know full well, they would rather
watch American Soldiers die as the thieving bad guys, than to
defend God's America by reporting that the demon enemy George
W. Bush, and his business partner General Ahmad, committed
the terrorist acts of 9/11, along with Rumsfeld, Rice, Cheney,
and Myers.

We shall, start there, and continue on until we've nabbed
every last treasonous culprit found at the ends of the ample
crimes scene leads. Propagandized stupider than the fates
will allow, an American is universally recognizing itself as
an enemy to their own cowardly dying selves. For, my friend,
America's America will not stand undefended with these beliefs
of mine I give freely. Soldiers along with honorable Police
officers I would ask, to bravely/politely demand our time
on national broadcasts for the spoken defense of Justice for
America. For, Johnny wants to debate the bushite publicly on
the validity of the Iraq war, considering that it has no true
justifiable cause. Meaning: all stolen revenues will be
returned to the Iraqi people, with interest, paid for by those
responsible for stealing it. Justice Johnny has now
officially arrived on the scene to hunt bushite down to the
ends of life - to teach'em with kind words, or the other way
with graver sentences handed down by us believers in freedom
from tyranny. Hint: Don't -- with the real Children of God
who are refusing to take more chances with enemy bushite
neo-con bullshit. An innocent person shall not be imprisoned
in my name, nor shall they be tortured, robbed, or murdered.
Bushite enemies that don't like that arrangement, we arrest,
try, and if convicted on the war crime capital offenses of
first degree mass murder, such as we will find regarding
Mattis, Blount, Russell, and Sattler, Allawi and Doud, then,
and only then, we together will joyously have them publicly
executed for the good of the entire body politic. In the
name of Jesus, Allah has spoken for life in which all are
granted equal privilege to love with everything we are
together alone with the stars. Death to the ungodly bushite,
instead of the innocent they target for plunder with
treasonous lies as a betrayal to our real names.

God, Johnny, You, and the Great America.


Realize, CNN and CBC have received this post, yet, continue to
lie to dying soldiers for the unholy benefit of the enemy


The "Shock and Awe" Gallery©

/ / "The children seem to be the most openly enthused.
They are getting a chance at a future the likes of which
would never have been possible under the oppressive
regime..." \ \



When we cancel other people's human rights, we cancel our own.

= Highwater =


The Verdict

The Winnipeg Police Department is running a fencing operation
out of their "Exploitation" Unit. Disclosed by a current
serving officer in the Unit during the preliminary. In one
case used as an example, a law abiding Winnipeg business owner
had 50,000 dollars worth of business equipment stolen, and if
he wanted it back, he would have to make costly "legal"
efforts through a corrupted Justice system in Winnipeg that
holds Canadian Soldiers in complete contempt by "Law". The
Crown is not only refusing to co-operate with defending
Winnipeg citizenry, in relationship to the, National problem
of fencing through bad lawed Police action operations, and the
lotteries [information forwarded in part by the elected
Premier of our Province], but also, in respect to our
sacrificing soldiers. Soldiers who Canada now knows without
shadow of doubt, are being maliciously propagandized through
the corporate mouth pieces of the most heinous war criminal of
history, the ungodly enemy of Creation responsible for
instituting the terrorist crimes of 9/11. Obstructing Justice
by aiding and abetting the terrorist crimes of first degree
mass murder in New York City is suppose to be a serious
offence in Canada. So, as treasonous to Canadian Liberty, the
Crown in my case is refusing to have the police chief, or
other Crowns look into this matter. [I suggested by my Court
motion to our Court system to consider contacting another
office from a different province perhaps.] While the Judge,
publicly for the Winnipeg record, agreed to side with the
Crown instead, without stating the whys - that Justice for
Canada would not be served under his rule on my suggestion.
Just put a soldier in prison if they should dare stand up in
defense with their lives for Canada is what this unjust case,
yet to be reported on by our national press, is turning out to
be actually. I would ask you once again, to please make some
effort to get on local Winnipeg Radio, or Coast to Coast to
plead for some defense on this matter of morality. You know,
this Freedom thing does involve you too. So, George Norrie
and the rest of you lot, listen, I think you've made some
horrible judgment calls, and I'm asking you now, to live up
to your responsibilities to my America, and invite me on for
free discussions on these matters.

All I want is to challenge the man.


P.S. Maybe Harper won't be so bad... Doh!


A Soldier's Life Held in Contempt

The way I see it, is that I am completely documented correct
on who was responsible for the terrorist crimes of 9/11. I
have my own theories on why our media and police services have
failed our Soldiers by refusing to support my cause directly
thus far, but I am far without hope.

I believe the failures of me gaining direct wide support
through our police services and the Court of Queen’s Bench, is
much more so for fear of uncertainty, and lack of leadership,
than a general, across the board support of furthering Bush’s
war crime sprees by going still silent while Canadian soldiers
are left forsaken. I speak out publicly often regarding the
911 evidence in America, and email campaigns of my writings,
done for public recognition, I’m told, continue to swell to
near epic proportions. Intelligence officers the world over
most certainly know of my position on this matter. Those who
may support the fight for Bush rule in our police services,
can mostly only do so, risking in dishonorable blind personal
fear of the great unknown I figure. And, crazy as this may
sound, I believe there is a spooky cool God, for I’m walking a
groove most all of the time.

The affidavit that starts “1. National Security Issues” was
submitted in conjunction with my motion to request assistance
from the Court. The additional paper “Stand Together or
Don’t”, was an added part of the same affidavit.

The affidavit with 38 positions was submitted with the two
motions, “Order of Production” and “for the Crown to Stay
Proceedings”. Duplicate copies of the same affidavit were
submitted in each respect.


/ / In another characteristic incident, Bush asserted, as he
has repeatedly, that any decision on withdrawal of American
troops from Iraq "will be made by military commanders, not by
politicians in Washington DC." Congressional Republicans gave
a standing ovation to this remark, which amounts to a
declaration that, in the war for "freedom" and "democracy" in
Iraq, there is no room for such trifles as control over the
military by the civilian authorities, and subordination of
decisions on war and peace to the democratic will of the
American people. \ \

Exactly. The demon enemy of life itself, Our Mr. bush Jnr.,
who publicly parades his contempt for freedom and God, must
be stopped for all costs, that include for sure, your own
as reader.



/ / "I think they thought we wouldn't shoot kids, But we
showed them we don't care. I did what I had to do. I
don't have a big problem with it" - U.S. Army Pvt.
Nick Boggs \ \

One of Rumsfeld's last quotes before he was executed for high treason.

"War has been declared on all of our nations and on our people."



Realize, CNN and CBC have received this post, yet, continue to
lie to dying soldiers for the benefit of the enemy neo-con.



These are the motions than were filed on behalf of Johnny
Wizard's defense in Winnipeg. A man arrested for threatening the
continuing existence of the lawless demon anti-Christ, Our Mr.
bush Jnr. The demon nazi who murdered thousands in New York
City as God's enemy. I, beg and plead my case to ALL that
will listen. The tyrannies of suffering on our God happen
when good people go silent in the face of evil. Please do not
forsake all that is good within yourself, by leaving my call
unheard from.


/ / Color me naive, but when I hear talk of cages, detention
and/or concentration camps, my mind usually wonders in devious
directions. I haven't seen anywhere in history where detention
centers and so forth were used as freedom enhancing tools.
View this anyway you wish, but do so at your own peril. \ \




I, Johnny Wizard, in the city of Winnipeg, Province of Manitoba


Pakistani ISI Director General Ahmad orders an aide to wire
transfer about $100,000 to hijacker Atta. Ahmad later resigns
after the transfer is disclosed in India and confirmed by the
FBI. [Dawn, 10/8/01, Times of India, 10/9/01, Wall Street
Journal, 10/10/01, AFP, 10/10/01] The individual who makes the
wire transfer at Ahmad's direction is Saeed Sheikh, later
convinced for kidnapping and murdering reporter Daniel Pearl
in February 2002. ABC News later reports, "federal
authorities have told ABC News they've now tracked more than
$100,000 from banks in Pakistan to two banks in Florida to
accounts held by suspected hijack ringleader Mohamed Atta."
[ABC News, 9/30/01] CNN also reports the $100,000 transfer,
and the New York Times specifies that it came in 2000. [CNN,
10/1/01, CNN, 10/6/01, New York Times, 7/10/02] Ahmad's order
must have preceded June 2000, since that's when Atta and
others started opening bank accounts and receiving the money
($109,910 is received by Atta and Marwan Alshehhi between June
19 and September 18). [MSNBC, 12/11/01]


On March 3, 2002, MSNBC's Jim Miklaszewski reported that he
had received anonymously, top secret presidential war strategy
documents dated September 9th, 2001, originating from
Condolezza's office, outlining a strategy to invade
Afghanistan premised on blaming bin Laden a terrorist, but
providing no evidence to back up the allegations, thereby
guaranteeing criminal invasion. Only workable if Laden pleads
innocence to a crime that hadn't yet taken place, a crime
serious enough to "justify" sacrificing American GIs truly for
a liquefied natural gas pipe line for pension thieving Enron.
["The Dahbol Working Group" and Bridas] Any evidence for any
offense would have been sufficient to have Muslim
fundamentalists hand Laden immediately over, as they had
offered [as others of other nations had also] repeatedly
during the Clinton years.

CBC and CNN have still, to this day, consciously refused to do
any follow up on the intelligence, deciding instead on behalf
of dying people everywhere, our public devolvement of a just


RT? News - US rejects Taliban bin Laden evidence calls
21 September 2001 17:41

The White House has rejected requests from Afghanistan's
ruling Taliban for proof that Osama bin Laden was responsible
for last week's attacks. According to the US Secretary of
State, Colin Powell, the United States has enough evidence to
try bin Laden in an American court.

The US Government said there would be no negotiations.


[This following document was the official damning account]

Responsibility for the terrorist atrocities in the United States
4 October 2001

[This Internet Domain is Britain's Prime Minister's]

"This document does not purport to provide a prosecutable case
against Usama Bin Laden in a court of law."

The document doesn’t hold ANY case, as that was the strategy.... See?


Investigating the Investigation

After playing a tape of Cheney's statement, Russert asked
Daschle, "Did the vice president call you and urge you not to
investigate the events of Sept. 11?" Daschle flatly
contradicted Cheney: "Yes, he did, Tim, on Jan. 24, and then
on Jan. 28 the president himself at one of our breakfast
meetings repeated the request."

...."[T]hat request was made" by Cheney not only on Jan. 24
and by Mr. Bush four days later, but "on other dates
following" as well.


ABCNEWS.com : FBI Called off Terror Investigations

Two veteran FBI investigators say they were ordered to stop
investigations into a suspected terror cell linked to Osama
bin Laden's al Qaeda network and the Sept. 11 attacks...

`You Will Not Open Criminal Investigations'


October 9 2001 - The Times of India

"While the Pakistani Inter Services Public Relations claimed
that former ISI [the "Pakistani CIA"] director-general Lt-Gen
Mahmud Ahmad sought retirement after being superseded on
Monday, the truth is more shocking. Top sources confirmed
here on Tuesday that the general lost his job because of the
"evidence" India produced to show his links to one of the
suicide bombers that wrecked the World Trade Center. The U.S.
authorities sought his removal after confirming the fact that
$100,000 were wired to WTC hijacker Mohammed Atta from
Pakistan by Ahmad Umar Sheikh [Omar Saeed] at the instance of
General Mahmud [Ahmad]. Senior government sources have
confirmed that India contributed significantly to establishing
the link between the money transfer and the role played by the
dismissed ISI chief. While they did not provide details, they
said that Indian inputs, including [Omar Saeed's] mobile phone
number, helped the FBI in tracing and establishing the link."


No evidence was brought against Laden for nine eleven, none.
[So according to Bush's official top secret Presidential
directives] While Laden himself claimed he played no part in
911. Still, to save the lives of third worlders on the brink
of starvation, Laden agreed to hand himself over, but Bush
refused the offer, while CBC and CNN denied to report on that
fact for the behalf of now dying dismembered American GIs.
Once the indiscriminate bombing began, targeting almost every
building in the country of Afghanistan, Laden then claimed he
had no choice but to fight back to defend US innocent from the
ungodly enemies of Creation/Freedom. Then the clear to all
fake video came out with an actor who's face wasn't even close
to looking remotely like Laden, but for almost the facial
hair. [Bridge of the Jamaican actor's nose is HALF as long in
proportion to Laden’s for example, and surely frightfully
shocking for some, the actor doesn't even take blame for 911
either!] Photos comparing the two faces never aired on CBC and
CNN available in about twelve seconds with the power of the


former FBI deputy director and murder victim John O'Neill

"the main obstacles to investigating Islamic terrorism were
U.S. oil corporate interests and the role played by Saudi


Alex Jones interviewing Former German Defense Minister Andreas Von

"Bush signed W199I months before 911 ordering the FBI not to
stop Al-Qaeda. They threatened to arrest FBI agent Robert
Wright if he tells us what he knows."


Mr. Bush was quoted somewhere regarding Mr. Laden's guilt of
complete innocence with "We don't need any evidence, we know
he's guilty."



" [FBI's] Edmonds concluded that documents clearly showed that
the Sept. 11 hijackers were in the country and plotting to
use airplanes as missiles. She said documents also included
information relating to their financial activities. "


The honorable Argentinean oil company Bridas' relationship can
not be understated as the Bush Administration's primary motive
on criminal invasion of Afghanistan to save his biggest
corporate backers, the American pension thieving Enron.

From "An American demands the truth from you" by Karl W. B. Schwarz

" I demand to know what energy companies were in that Cheney
Energy Task Force meeting and what discussions there were as
to the steps that would be taken to remove the Taliban and
Bridas Corporation as the last remaining obstacle to the
United States controlling the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline. I
met that company in 1999 and have known since then about the
Bridas v Unocal, $15 billion interference of contract lawsuit
in US District Court, Southern District of Texas. I also know
about the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision on September
9, 2003 that upheld the Bridas $500 million arbitration
settlement and the March 22, 2004 denial of Writ of Certiorari
at the United States Supreme Court, Case 03-1018, Turkmenneft
v Bridas."


From "Fresh Memories of War" by Kandea Mosley, The Ithaca Journal (New
York), 25 May 2002:

"We were told there were no friendly forces," said [Army
Private Matt] Guckenheimer, an assistant gunner with the 10th
Mountain Division at Fort Drum. "If there was anybody there,
they were the enemy. We were told specifically that if there
were women and children to kill them."


Quote from "A Dossier on Civilian Victims of United States' Aerial
Bombing of
Afghanistan: A Comprehensive Accounting"

by Professor Marc W. Herold Ph.D., M.B.A., B.Sc.
Departments of Economics and Women's Studies McConnell Hall
Whittemore School of Business & Economics University of New Hampshire

When U.S warplanes strafed [with AC-130 gunships] the farming
village of Chowkar- Karez, 25 miles north of Kandahar on
October 22-23rd,killing at least 93 civilians, a Pentagon
official said, "the people there are dead because we wanted
them dead." The reason? They sympathized with the Taliban.1
When asked about the Chowkar incident, Rumsfeld replied, "I
cannot deal with that particular village."



"American troops today admitted they routinely gun down Iraqi
civilians - some of whom are entirely innocent.

And in an admission that directly contrasts with the line
coming out from the Pentagon's spin doctors Specialist
Corporal Michael Richardson added: "There was no dilemma when
it came to shooting people who were not in uniform, I just
pulled the trigger."

The Crown would argue this issue isn’t in her jurisdiction,
however, it is in mine as a expressive communicator fighting
for freedom from real tyranny. An irrational tyranny that
only stands exercised by corporate "news bite" censorship, and
false imprisonments. An American Prosecutor put Sergeant
Benderman in prison for refusing to kill God’s children. Now,
what do you really think America would do, if "they" knew that


Bush demands total impunity on the war crimes he is personally
responsible for




"Marines said the men fired on them. A senior officer said
they had no weapons, but that with shots coming in the men
were legitimate targets because they ran."



CAIR also wants the Pentagon to investigate a photograph
circulating the Internet of two Iraqi boys and a U.S.
soldier. A smiling soldier stands besides the two boys who
are giving a "thumbs up" sign, as one of boys holds a sign
written in English that reads, "Lcpl Boudreaux killed my Dad,
th[en] he knocked up my sister!"

(Link to photo: http://www.cair-net.org/images/lcpl11.jpg)


Guardian Wednesday 7, 2001 - "FBI claims bin Laden inquiry was
[this story was on Bush’s top secret W199i directive]

This information would take a well paid intelligence officer,
or CBC reporter no more that thirty seconds to look for follow
ups. For, I know, the BBC did also a national news report on


INTERVIEWER: Are you aware that this tank is contaminated with

SOLDIER: No, it isn't radioactive.

INTERVIEWER: But we have measured it.

SOLDIER: No, it isn't radioactive, not this tank.

"Basra is on a river," he noted. "A DU shell poisons the
water in a river. It poisons the grasses and the grains. It
sinks into the ground and poisons the water table. When it
gets into the body, it does incredible damage. The
combination of radioactivity and heavy metal toxicity is such
that it affects the DNA in such a way that you get genetic

[thousands of tons of measured radio-active toxic waste, heavy
metals, oxidized to microscopic particles as small as a tenth
of a micron have been deposited in our airspace, however, CBC
and CNN have refused to inform ourselves on the scientifically
measurable extremely serious health concern issue..]


Justice Department lawyer John Yoo, "In the exercise of his
plenary power to use military force," Yoo insisted, "the
President's decisions are for him alone and are unreviewable."
Yoo was also quoted recently on CBC national news report
regarding the torturing of innocent people to death, to state
something like "President Bush doesn’t have to justify his
opinions to Canada or even to the United States for that


The incriminating FBI email dated 22 May 2004, indicates that
president Bush personally
signed off on certain interrogation techniques in an executive order."
(See original at


U.S. deserter 'didn't want to have to kill babies'

"Mr. House will argue that American soldiers are guilty of
war crimes and that forcing Mr. Hinzman to fight in Iraq
would have made him a war criminal.

He will call as a witness former U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant
Jimmy Massey, who is expected to testify that he and other
soldiers shot more than 30 unarmed Iraqis, including women and
a six-year-old child, at a U.S. military checkpoint."



that a clandestine military task force in Iraq was beating
detainees, ordering Defense Intelligence Agency debriefers out
of the room during questioning, confiscating evidence of the
abuse and intimidating the debriefers when they complained."



A sacked CIA official is reportedly suing the agency for
allegedly retaliating against him for refusing to falsify his
reports on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction to support the
White House's pre-war position.


``I was faced with being deployed to Iraq to do what the
infantry does, kill people, and I had no justification for
doing so,'' he testified. ``This was a criminal war. Any act
of violence in an unjustified conflict is an atrocity.''


Williams's squad stopped a dump truck, and an Iraqi climbed
out. "Light him up!" the sergeant ordered, according to
testimony, and the squad opened fire, killing the unarmed man.
Williams and a squadmate reportedly got into an argument over
which of them had scored Company C's first kill.


It gets worse. We already knew about the Franklin County,
Ohio, precinct that tallied 4,258 votes for Bush when only 638
people had actually voted.



Israeli Soldiers Going In For The Kill: A 13 year old
Palestinian [JEWISH] school girl is about to die

"It's a little girl. She's running defensively eastwards, a
girl of about 10. She's behind the embankment, scared to

"Anyone who's mobile, moving in the zone, even if it's a
three-year-old, needs to be killed."


US forces unleashed more than 20 air strikes and some 60
artillery rounds on Monday, said Major Todd Desgrosseilliers.
[...] An AFP reporter in the Jolan district said one building
in every 10 had been flattened. As US-led troops closed in on
the neighborhood overnight, at least four 900-kilogram bombs
were dropped in the city's northwest.

[destructive radius of a 900-kilogram bomb is half a
kilometer, and all TRUE accounts of death rates for Fallujah
alone, a city where the population was forbidden to leave,
exceed two hundred thousand innocent souls.]


The Bush Administration
In rush to defend White House, Rice trips over own words
Friday, March 26 @ 10:12:40 EST

By Walter Pincus and Dana Milbank, San Francisco Chronicle

"Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage contradicted
Rice's claim that the White House had a strategy before Sept.
11 for military operations against al Qaeda and the Taliban.
The CIA contradicted Rice's earlier assertion that Bush had
requested a CIA briefing in the summer of 2001 because of
elevated terrorist threats. And Rice's assertion this week
that Bush had told her on Sept. 16, 2001, that "Iraq is to
the side" appeared to be contradicted by an order signed by
Bush on Sept. 17 directing the Pentagon to begin planning
military options for an invasion of Iraq."

[ And...]


"Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage contradicted
Rice's claim that the White House had a strategy before Sept.
11 for military operations against al Qaeda and the Taliban."

This indicates that with the foreknowledge gained through
prior experiences of Muslim fundamentalists, such as the
Taliban, being forbidden by their religion [Jihad] to
persecute the innocent, left the Bush Administration with only
needing to do, and had officially done, was to use no evidence
to back up allegations to insure invasion plans, and as a
result, a deliberate treasonous criminal strategy to not
follow the crime scene leads at the real murder scene to nab
to true evil doers. For otherwise - spoil the top secret


Blix nor Elbaradei, nor Kofi, suggested, implied, or stated,
that Iraq had failed to comply with the newest U.N.
resolution: 1441.

HANS BLIX: "And at this juncture, we are able to perform
professional no-notice inspections all over Iraq and to
increase aerial surveillance..."

With complete, one hundred percent access to go where ever the
Bush Administration pleased without delay, left a situation of
an unjust war only detrimental to an ability to bring about
any good or better thing. American soldiers are being
sacrificed for no better good or reason understood, for if
progress will ever be made, it will be when they work to bring
about a political situation that was there in Iraq before the
Bush Administration starting murdering innocent people for
nothing . Well, not completely, for Bremer shipped 19 billion
to Greenspan early on, then, hundreds of millions were sent


Professor Steven E. Jones, a tenured BYU professor, went
public several weeks ago after releasing a 19 page academic
paper, essentially showing how the laws of physics do not
support the WTC's freefall and, consequently, the official
government story. It should be known that World Trade Center
Building Seven was not struck by an airplane, yet fell exactly
the same as the two towers.

Below both towers were found pools of molten steel, only
creatable with the heating by high explosives.

Excerpts from "Me, Art Bell, and 9-11 by Lisa Guliani"

The official version of the WTC collapses defy both Galileo's
Law of Falling Bodies, and also Isaac Newton's First Law of

..if we know that hydrocarbon fires can only reach a maximum
temperature of 1517 degrees Fahrenheit, how could they
possibly have melted this steel, when the melting point of
steel is 2,795 degrees and the boiling point of steel (when it
becomes a molten liquid) is 5,182 degrees Fahrenheit.

The existence of these burning pools of molten steel were confirmed

- Mark Lorieux of Controlled Demolition, Inc
- Peter Tully, President of Tully Construction
- and the American Free Press newspaper


"To be truthful about it, there was no way we could have got
the public consent to have suddenly launched a campaign on
Afghanistan but for what happened on September 11..."

Tony Blair Speaking To House of Commons Liaison Committee


The Washington Post, 23 September 2001.

At American urging, Ahmed traveled ... to Kandahar,
Afghanistan. There he delivered the bluntest of demands.
Turn over bin Laden without conditions, he told Taliban leader
Mohammad Omar, or face certain war with the United States and
its allies.

Mahmoud's meetings on two separate missions with the Taliban
were reported as a "failure." Yet this "failure" to extradite
Osama without providing a shred of eidence was part of
Washington's documented design, providing a pretext for a
military intervention which was already in the pipeline. If
Osama had been extradited, the main justification for waging a
war "against international terrorism" would no longer hold.
Nor would the ready to go Patriot Act. Incidentally, when
MSNBC contacted the Whitehouse regarding the top secret
invasion of Afghanistan plan, it was confessed that the plan
had been "fully implemented"


"Why of course the people don't want war ... But after all it
is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it
is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it
is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or
a communist dictatorship ... Voice or no voice, the people
can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is
easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being
attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism
and exposing the country to danger." - Hermann Goering, Nazi
leader, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II


On the wall of the National Holocaust Museum: " Thou shall
not be a victim, thou shall not be a perpetrator, and thou
shall not be a by-stander"


The Crown's interpretations of my possessions are not my expressions!!


The Judge through this whole thing out for the defense
without any consideration offered to OUR COURT!



Since I am representing myself on these particular criminal
matters, Legal Aid is not required to lend assistance on the
grounds that I'm not co-operating with the system as it
operates through professional Barred representations. [I am
eligible for walk in consultations but nothing of the sort of
assistance I am requesting] Considering the complexity of my
judicial matter, I would request legal assistance from the
Court in these following areas.

1. National Security Issues

I need assistance in understanding the legal statutes that our
national security services are obligated to practice under, to
insure our national security matters are being truly defended
in my respect. No change in summation of my character was
altered, after they were granted a search warrant to verify it
was me who publicly spoke out for honorable FBI officers
denied their rights to speak freely, then as the Court knows,
instead of doing what they argued to grant such privilege to
infringe on my personal liberty, enforced a less than perfect
law that most others would buckle under, even if they harbored
no criminal intent, and would never do anything to infringe on
the rights of any child. For I challenge; it does not serve
Canada's interest (in particular our teen soldiers) to
knowingly have Canada propagandized under the serious failures
of CBC and the National Security Services to lend no wanting
cry to hear REAL FBI officers who factually allege, with
evidence and everything, President Bush's business partner,
(who was at the Whitehouse Sept. 9th working on the top
secret invasion of Afghanistan strategy to heavily arm heroin
pushers who war to keep women as slaves while weaponizing
children - done all for a liquefied gas pipe line to profit
his darling dear Enron) funded 9/11's "mastermind"
"ringleader" Mohammad Atta. Inside sources from the RCMP have
notified me, that in the last four years, Section D's salaried
employees, have done practically nothing to serve Canada's
interest in this respect. While Canada's CSIS does not have
the legal ability to speak out publicly regarding the criminal
transgressions of President Bush, and because of this nature
of CSIS's position, they have almost only fears to live with
by trying. A CSIS officer told me, many were completely aware
of President Bush's criminality regarding his hugely
treasonous actions of mass murder on 9/11, but could do
practically nothing about it outside of filing the reports
with the federal government, or maybe anonymously sending
something to CBC, with no promises that anyone would actually
read it. All the while, the senior CSIS boss brags
contemptuously in public about his ties and commitment to his
friends in the ISI. Perceived easily/mistakenly I'd imagine
as a threat to all of Canada's Honorable police officers and
Judges. [General Ahmad was the Bush junta's appointed head of
the ISI.] I think Canada's Prime Minister Paul Martin is
genuinely a good man, but it is hard to see him publicly take
a stand on this issue, [if he even received said reports] on
behalf of honorable police officers and soldiers everywhere,
in defense of the human race, risking everything, considering
he already does bring about a great deal of good for Canadians
where he stands. [Compared to you know, a let's send the kids
to war for whatever Harper, or nobody in Winnipeg
("officially" 86%) wants us to give away the public assets so
let's do it anyway for ourselves privately Filmon] But to know
the RCMP's Section D, sides that they can't tell us the top
secret reason they have not perused Justice for the sake of
Canadian soldiers who bravely put their lives on the line, of
which some have already died, is a situation no Canadian would
tolerate if they knew these freely available facts to decide
for themselves. Sure we can be counted lucky that only so few
Canadians have died thus far, but when will the sacrifice of
Americans, Afghanis, Iraqis, and soon to be Iranians with the
Syrians, along with more than fifty other countries officially
marked for death by the lawlessly irrational bushite
terrorists, be more than YOUR willing to bare? As publicly
reported repeatedly in European press, Mr. Sattler ordered
the bombing of health care clinics in Fallujah as first strike
targets because he didn't want doctors or nurses to "falsely"
report that his forces target primarily the innocent to steal
more from America in blood and treasure. Then under Sattler's
command, they proceeded to monstrously murder more than two
hundred thousand innocent souls, while covering the region in
radio-active toxic waste that will continue to kill for a
scientifically estimated billion or two years. Hell on Earth
is what un- arrested Sattler represents as an enemy to all
living things. God included. An aside: Did you know the
commander of the Third Infantry, Maj. Gen. Buford 'buff'
Blount III, is truly a Saudi Wahhabist in disguise, who took
up the job at the request of the Bush junta, and subsequently
left near 170 tons of plastic explosives unprotected for
looting in Qaqaa? Why? Well when asked why he commanded to
leave the weapons unattended to instead, go carnage Baghdad,
with, I'm serious, sanctioned thieving expeditions, he
replied, he just wanted to let us know he was there. "We just
wanted to let them know that we're here.'' In Basra, the
coalition is still leaving as of last week, more than 30 known
weapons storage facilities unprotected. See, the neo-con
peenacker gang can't steal everything without a stupid man war
going. Left continuing unattended without national
discussions, leaves further in it's wake, more innocent
victims of war crimes fallen undefended. I would ask that
instead of me seeking to find where it is written, that the
RCMP must be committed to getting the man for nine eleven,
perhaps I can just request we work together, for a national
CBC radio forum kicked off by some kinda joint, international
press release acknowledging briefly our failures to
communicate in the past, and politely request where Canada
could go through open line discussions on these very serious
matters. We must not allow our soldiers to be made
misinformed by CBC's unwillingness to bravely with honor,
defend our great Nation. Or, perhaps, Canada might want to
consider hiring me on as, we'll see how it goes honorary RCMP
spokesperson?, a paid consultant for my expertise in
recognizing the real bad guys, and then I'll go out there, and
win the good fight by using praise with fewer insults. If we
stay committed to defending freedom by defeating war
criminals, we all will be the better for it. Now, take me to
your leader.

2. Local Police Issues


4. The Crown's Crown

I have concerns regarding the job requirements that our
community asks a Crown to bravely achieve. One, would be to
pursue Justice for the principled betterment of our society.
It is clear to anyone familiar with my case, that our
corporate media managers have decided for one fear or another,
that such noble reaches must be left from the grasp of
Canadian soldiers and their loving giving families. This
place the Court holds of a principle that all people should be
treated fairly, includes those we know Bush has already had
murdered in America under these left silenced demands for a
true accounting by good police work completed already. The
fear that every criminal Court Crown shrugs off when proudly
defending the innocent in our legal challenges, seems thus
far, absent in support of Justice for Johnny. When I read
statements from the Crown stating, John's legal arguments
against traitor Bush is irrelevant to the case our Crown
hold's against myself, in our name as Canadians, smacks of an
unjust and blind totalitarian state. Corporately broadcasted
uncertainty is forsaking the innocent lives of Bush's
continuing real murder victims. Certainly, the Crown has a
responsibility to pursue just causes, and granted, can falsely
suspect I don't hold the best of intentions towards life with
everything I am. However, the Crown's summations of my
character will never change the official FBI's conclusions
arrived at by following the crime scene leads, at the real
murder scene, to discover who personally is still escaping
arrest for mass murder of our good friends in New York City on
9/11. A crime who's principle perpetrators obviously
faithfully count on this form of injustice to dictate
continuous failures by our Crown to serve our public interest.
For whatever reason, my case documents a corporate news agenda
of non-committal in our pursuit of Justice for ourselves as
the little people. Ourselves, including the Crown's of all
Canada, are, without doubt, denied fair representation by CBC
standards. Canada is being left not defending honorable
American police officers, doing their jobs to the best of
their ability, should not leave too, our Public's Crown
unrepresented. (If the Crowns of Canada so willed it in our
names.) So, I would ask that the Crown's refusal to speak out
for Canada, while fighting to silence my cries with an unjust
as cruel prison sentence, be investigated for obstructing
Justice, and therefore, aiding and abetting the terrorist
crimes of first degree mass murder. Now, how to do this...
I'm not sure. Perhaps the Court's assistance of aid in the
form of one or two Crown offices from a different province in
Canada could be considered, or a Constitutional Law firm more
up on what all I got to work with here. Look, somebody has
tricked my nation, and subsequently our naiver youths, into
excepting Canadians can not hear the silenced screams of
global tyranny. If soldiers the world over need to die for
Bush, let it be for something worth fighting. Freedom must be
Canada, a Canada that would go if asked, in favor of Universal
Justice always. Just ask US.

Your Friend,

John W.





/ / That is a high act of treason. And it's not,
"oh well, but maybe it's not true.." No, we have
the two documents of question. \ \

What is the Coast to Coast radio network Head talking
about tonight?, the re-re-re-hashing of the "Allaways
Interslinging" Bigfoot phenomenon? Where was I...

Look, you're not going to go to hell for not giving me a
couple of dollars to further my cause, but it sure
couldn't help to leave me without any support here


White House keeps dossiers on more than 10,000 'political enemies'




/ / Specialist Damien “Monster” Corsetti-known
affectionately as the “King of Torture” among his Bagram
colleagues-was later fined and demoted for forcing an
Iraqi woman to strip during an interrogation at Abu
Ghraib. Yet Corsetti remains a free man. \ \

Will America hunt to kill the un-arrested bushite cancer
that knows thyself as the "King of Torture"? Who's
blasphemous open contempt for all that is God doesn't even
earn him a spot on America's Most Wanted?

/ / "Suggestions that U.S. forces targeted civilians with
these weapons are simply wrong," U.S. Marine Major Tim
Keefe said in an e-mail to Reuters. "Had the producers of
the documentary bothered to ask us for comment, we would
have certainly told them that the premise of the program
was erroneous." \ \

Does not such treasonous conduct warrant a military
misdemeanor of bush bitch Tim Keefe? He even claims to
have knowledge of the undisputable endless footage
that documents nazi attacks against the completely
innocent as defenseless. But the premise of a commitment
for Americans to truly war Our enemies being the truly
Just and Free, at least under his falsehoods of
leadership, is an erroneous argument. For, bushites are
the bad guys, who lie cheat and steal don't you know.





/ / an epic study that documents the systematic nature of
torture by the Americans, and how casual it is, even
enjoyable. [...] as the head of Reuters said recently,
it is out of control. It is destroying lives in industrial
quantities when compared with the violence of the
resistance. \ \

Godless bushite enemy thieves, are enemies of innocent men
women and children as they live and die in undefended America
measured worthless to the neocon traitor's bottom line.

If YOU, personally make no effort to confront millionaire talk
radio hosts who insist America's more concerned with
discussing the importance of aliens and vampires than the
sacrifice of liberty for tyranny, America will die. Anti-cop
Coast to Coast hosts deliberately forbid Americans to learn
about who personally is responsible for the crimes of 911, or
that the war in Iraq has no rational justification whatsoever.
Nazi bush bitch George Norrie would happily watch your
American children die for the treasonous bushmob, before
allowing any Patriot on Your radio to discuss these serious
matters that confront us all. Help me gain a public voice on
our air waves, please.


/ / Mr Cheney told several Republican senators that
President Bush would veto the annual defense spending
bill if it contained language prohibiting the use of

cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment by any U.S.
personnel. \ \


/ / Col. Robert Bowman: As other speakers have said,
they knew the American people wouldn’t stand for it, and
they said so in their documents, and they said, unless
there’s that new Pearl Harbor.

[...] and it is treason. [...]

1. We give up all rights to Iraqi oil 2. We give up
all rights to the rebuilding contracts- if Halliburton
wants a contract from you, they have to bid on it like
anybody else, and they have to hire Iraqis to do the work
for a change. 3. We give up all rights to those 14
permanent military bases we’re building in Iraq at this
time. And the people in the Whitehouse are not going to
make those committments and so they have to go and all
the puppeteers with them. \ \

/ / Rove told Cooper that further information
discrediting Wilson and his findings would soon be
declassified and ended the phone conversation by saying
“I’ve already said too much. \ \

/ / • less than one per cent of the population believes
coalition forces are responsible for any improvement in
security; \ \

(Don't miss "Johnny Wizard Vs. the bushmob")

(on bush's behavior during the school book 9/11 incident.)

/ / Stuck he was then, with no mind to ruse, er.. time to
snooze, Arg! What was the cue? Errrch... If he moves
with priority interest as concerned openly honest public
figure, as he knows a legitimate President would have
been to first learn of such carnage \ \

From the Johnny Wizard work - "Wait a Moment"

/ / Who cares about yourself if you won't listen as reason
to? What can you lose when you have granted to be
blindly stolen from? \ \


/ / An editorial appearing Wednesday in the Washington
Post did not mince words in denouncing Cheney's
intervention. His actions, the newspaper declared,
demonstrated that ``this vice president has become an
open advocate of torture.'' \ \

/ / The War Crimes Act of 1996, a federal statute set
forth at 18 U.S.C. § 2441, makes it a federal crime for
any U.S. national, whether military or civilian, to
violate the Geneva Convention by engaging in murder,
torture, or inhuman treatment. \ \

/ / Making a potential prosecutor's job easier, U.S.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales wrote a memo in January
2002 to President Bush saying that America should opt out
of the Geneva Convention because top officials have to
worry about prosecutions under 18 U.S.C. § 2441. By
attempting to sidestep the Geneva Convention, Gonzales
created a document trail that can be used to prove that
top administration officials knowingly created a policy
of torturing prisoners \ \

/ / Entitled ``The Torture Question,'' the report makes
clear that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld bears direct
responsibility for the brutal methods of interrogation
used against US prisoners. \ \



/ / What is happening is that Ms. Davidson and Lawyers
Against the War have laid charges against George Bush Jr;
accusing him of aiding, abetting, and counseling the
commission of torture. \ \


/ / o Where the HELL is YOUR proof that Porter Goss knew nothing
about $100,000 that was wired to Mohammed Atta? \ \




/ / One soldier raised his concerns within the Army chain of
command for seventeen months before the Army agreed to
undertake an investigation, but only after he had contacted
members of Congress and considered going public with the
story. \ \

/ / These soldiers' accounts show how the administration's
refusal to insist on adherence to a lawful, long-recognized,
and well-defined standard of treatment contributed to the
torture of prisoners. They also show how that policy betrayed
the soldiers in the field-sowing confusion in the ranks,
exposing them to legal sanction when abuses occurred, and
placing in an impossible position all those who wished to
behave honorably. \ \


/ / The Nazis in the 1930s were forced to waste precious time
and money on the inoculation of the German citizenry, too
well-educated for its own good, against the infections of
impermissible thought. We can count it as a blessing that we
don't bear the burden of an educated citizenry. \ \


From "Epiphany"


/ / What can bush or rumsfeld do now in Iraq, outside of
criminally stealing our assets, that they couldn't do before a
single innocent Iraqi person was murdered by heinous traitor
buford blount? \ \


From "Time to tell"

/ / Again,

quoting from this very document:

"Mr. bush you nazi vermin, you attack my America, you attack
US all. American soldiers will not sit back as cowards
entirely, and watch you sacrifice our lives as worthless
without meaning." \ \



/ / 5) Was there a coordinated effort with the U.S.
intelligence community and/or British officials to "fix" the

intelligence and facts around the policy as the leaked
document states? \ \


/ / CNN reporter David Ensor said (11/2/05), "U.S.
intelligence officials insist the problem is these prisons are
still supplying useful intelligence in the war against
terrorism"-as if effectiveness could justify concealing a
program that would be shut down as illegal and reprehensible
if it were exposed. \ \

/ / In fact, as they made clear on page one, the authors had
stripped out Falluja; their estimate of 98,000 deaths would
otherwise have been much higher. \ \

Repeat after me:

Coast to Coast hosts are leaving us listeners out here
with the impression, that neither hosts have
heard of the National Intelligence Estimate,
or the NIE, that was created by pressure through
congress just prior to the war, by the cia, state
department, and eight other American intelligence
agencies, of which, the bush administration got
caught misleading the verdicts by censorship,
and outright re-writing, then bald faced lying.
Subsequently causing the creation of an
investigation by the Senate, who's conclusion stated
that the bush administration "..provided [Americans]
with an incomplete picture of the nature and extent
of the debate within the intelligence community
regarding these issues."

/ / There's a follow up article to the "bush church"
report sent to you last week. ..[Methodist Bishops Repent
Iraq War 'Complicity'] that reported the church Bush and
Cheney belong to had adopted a statement opposing the war
in Iraq.]

Interesting the United Methodist Church felt it necessary
to REPEAT it's statement that the push for war was
"without any justification according to the teachings of
Christ." \ \

/ / Patriotism demands that I speak out and call it by
it’s name. It is treason.

I joined the Air Force a long time ago to protect our
borders and our people, not the financial interests of
Folgers, Chiquita-Banana, Exxon and Halliburton. We’ve
had enough corporate wars. \ \

/ / Countless civilians-including women and
children-were cruelly burned to death (whether
incidentally or in a deliberate attempt to terrorize
scarcely matters) in the most agonizing of ways. Enemy
fighters were killed through the use of weapons that have
been outlawed by the civilized world-a world that America
can not claim to be a part of.

American troops even have a term for the barbaric
technique - "Shake and Bake"-clear evidence that this
was no one-off affair. \ \

/ / Iraqi detainee, Thahee Sabbar, who has brought a
lawsuit against Rumsfeld and top US military commanders,
said he was also beaten, deprived of food and sleep, given
electric shocks, shot with rubber bullets and subjected to
mock executions after being detained by US soldiers in
July 2003, [...]

"They put me in a small cell at first where there were
bloody clothes from another prisoner. Then I was in a
room with about 100 others. Sometimes they used drills on
people." \ \



/ / The more you look, the more you'll find that our
Constitution has been subverted to the point of virtual
irrelevance. The legislative branch has abdicated its
exclusive right to declare war to the president, who was
appointed by a federal court that undermined the states'
constitutional right to manage and settle election
disputes. Individuals' protection against unreasonable
searches have been trashed, habeas corpus is a joke, and
double jeopardy has become routine as those exonerated by
criminal court face second trials in civil court.\ \

/ /Hitler would have trouble understanding what the fuss
over using white phosphorus in a city is all about. \ \

/ / Roberts said that the CIA was aware that the vast
majority of detainees are not terrorists, proven by the
fact that Pakistani gangsters admitted to rounding up
innocent people in street sweeps and selling them to the
US government as terrorists for anything up to $25,000.
These people are now at Guantanamo Bay. \ \

/ / However, Hadi al-Amery, who heads the Badr
Organisation, a militia group tightly allied to SCIRI, a
powerful Shiah Muslim political party in government,
denied any link to the bunker. He said: "This bunker is
run by the interior ministry. The Americans are there
every day. If there was torture, we ask for an
investigation." \ \

/ / The tactic used by the Bush regime is to repeat that
the Iraq policy was a resounding success because the
people are now free. Free? To do what? They can't even
go down the road for bread these days without fearing for
their lives. Women can't walk around freely. They aren't
even free to wear what they like. \ \

/ / Bush administration Labor Dept. economist, Dr.
Morgan Reynolds, and Eric Hufschmid, author of "Painful
Questions", spell out clearly the evidence proving 9-11
was done by our government and agents from Israel. \ \

/ / Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican former air force
lawyer who had co-sponsored McCain's bill, promptly caved
in and slipped an amendment into a $445bn military
spending bill that removed the right of US courts to
decide whether the government could hold foreign prisoners
at camps such as Guantanamo. \ \

/ / Describing the United States’ intention to target
civilians in Falluja, Englehart states that he was told by
military superiors going into Falluja that “every single
person that was walking, talking, breathing was [an] enemy
combatant. As such every single person that was walking
down the street or in a house was a target.” Englehart
confirms that soldiers had orders to shoot children as
young as 10 years old. \ \

/ / would go ahead this
month, despite an announcement by the Supreme Court that
it is to rule on whether the president has the power to
create such tribunals in the first place. \ \

/ / "they're not working undercover. They've abandoned all
pretense of morality. They're in our faces - in every
critical position in this government - put in place to create
the madness, cruelty, torture, and massive genocide that will
form the foundation of their World. And destroy ours." \ \

/ / By trapping as many as 100,000 men and boys in the city
before invading it, the U.S., acting for all the world more
like a group of Bosnian Serb thugs than like the army of the
Free World, has assured that it will be killing many, many
civilians, but we won't be hearing much about that. As far
as the Pentagon and Centcom in Iraq go, the dead in Fallujah
are and will be all rebels. If they die, they must have died
fighting. \ \

/ / Wilkerson said, "I can only assume that, when the vice
president of the United States lobbies the Congress on behalf
of cruel and unusual punishment and the need to be able to do
that in order to get information out of potential
terrorists... that it's still going on." \ \

Abramoff “asked for $9 million in 2003 from the president of a
West African nation to arrange a meeting with President Bush
and directed his fees to a Maryland company now under federal
scrutiny, according to newly disclosed documents. \ \

/ / One contractor received more than $100,000 to completely
refurbish an Olympic pool but only polished the pumps. \ \

/ / He [the demon anti-Christ] also said that he will block
White House aides from testifying [...] and that he will not
release official White House photos of himself with former
Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff. \ \


/ / Why does any American think that spying without a warrant
has any more effect in reducing the threat of terrorism than
spying with a warrant? \ \

Yet, FOX, CNN and CBC silently plead ignorance when
broadcasting for bushite favor on this rights issue.


/ / Cuba's president Fidel Castro outlined the disastrous
effects of this recently: \ \


God or no God, I hate the demon antiChrist, corporate
america's false-deity, Your unelected Mr. bush Jr., as
much as any real Creator of this world, or any other



/ / The article reveals for the first time that one of the
elected officials that bin Laden-connected Turkish nationals
claimed to have on their payroll was none other than
Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert.. \ \


/ / Q: Does the president think he should obey the law? He
put his hand on the Bible twice to uphold the Constitution.
Wiretapping is not legal under the circumstances without a
warrant. \ \

/ / Throughout the article, which is more than a thousand
words long, there is not one word to indicate that enriched
uranium is used in nuclear power plants; it is simply assumed
that "Tehran's insistence on enriching uranium" is due to an
intent to build a bomb. Iran's denial that it has any such
intent? Never mentioned in the article. \ \

/ / Fake bin Laden tapes, "verified" by the CIA, are nothing
new. Every supposed bin Laden statement since 2001 has been
blatantly bogus. The last we heard from the real bin Laden
came in his post-9/11 statements to Pakistani journalists:

"I stress that I have not carried out this act, which appears
to have been carried out by individuals with their own
motivation. ... I have already said that I am not involved
in the 11 September attacks in the United States. ... I had
no knowledge of these attacks." \ \

/ / It's a sad day in America when we have to get the truth
from a smut magazine. \ \

/ / See the above mentioned Film: Iraq's Missing Billions \ \


/ / This comes on top of a report in the online edition of Time
magazine that U.S. Marines went on a rampage in the village
of Haditha and deliberately slaughtered 15 unarmed Iraqis in
their homes. The Iraqis were still in their bed clothes, and
10 of the 15 were women and children. \ \



/ / The most important point to make is that access has been
provided to all sites we have wanted to inspect and with one
exception it has been prompt. \ \


/ / Surveillance of American citizens without PROBABLE CAUSE,
which is actual EVIDENCE that specific individuals are engaged
in illegal activity, is a blatant disregard of the fourth
admendment of the Constitution of the United States. \ \



/ / Looking back on the string of unfulfilled objectives, broken
promises, squandered dreams, shattered bodies and eviscerated
lives that was and is the war in Iraq, one thought emerges
plain and clear. This isn't simply a result of bad
governance. This is criminal. \ \



/ / The U.S. War Crimes Act of 1996 makes such conduct by a
member of the U.S. armed forces a "war crime" punishable by
fine, imprisonment or, in cases resulting in death to the
victim, the death penalty. \ \



/ /When we first approached the Marines with this evidence, they
responded in quite a hostile fashion. They accused us of
buying into enemy propaganda. \ \

/ / They instituted a constitution so that people would not be
jailed without "probable cause", or be lied to about taking
this country and its soldiers to war, or have shoved aside the
checks and balances represented by American courts and the
Congress. All these are being done by two pro-Vietnam war
draft dodgers! \ \


/ / The soldiers raided the town and "brutally assaulted a number
of unarmed Iraqi civilians, causing serious injuries from
which one died", Martin Heslop QC told the court.

"During the course of the incident, two women who tried to
intervene were assaulted, one being pregnant at the time and
the other having given birth two weeks before," he added. \ \

``There is indeed a big JSOTF8 compound at Balad.
If they do have a detention room, I presume it would be
inside that compound. I wasn't allowed inside it, and nor
were the Army and Air Force officers I was with.''

/ / We'd better take it seriously when the founder member of
one of the most elite military forces in the world says
Bush has fomented a third world war for personal gain. \ \

The Benderman Cause

A Canadian Soldier's Life Held in Contempt - The Verdict

LET IT BE KNOWN - Propagandized stupider than the fates will allow

Realize, CNN and CBC have received this post, yet, continue to
treasonously lie to dying soldier families.
2006-06-16 07:13:39 UTC
-( reposted )-

From: "Black Elk" <***@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.bush,alt.politics.democrats.d,
Subject: BushLegacyUpdate: US Seen as a Bigger Threat to Peace Than Iran
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 20:13:53 -0600

Published on Thursday, June 15, 2006 by the Guardian / UK

US Seen as a Bigger Threat to Peace Than Iran, Worldwide Poll Suggests

· Findings also show fall in support for war on terror

· Decline in America's image 'all to do with Iraq'

by Ewen MacAskill

George Bush's six years in office have so damaged the image of the US that
people worldwide see Washington as a bigger threat to world peace than
Tehran, according to a global poll.

The Washington-based Pew Research Centre, in a poll of 17,000 people in 15
countries between March and May, found more people concerned about the US
presence in Iraq than about Iran's alleged nuclear weapons ambitions.

The Pew Centre said: "Despite growing concern over Iran's nuclear ambitions,
the US presence in Iraq is cited at least as often as Iran - and in many
countries much more often - as a danger to world peace."



They knew...

Despite the whitewash, we know that the Bush administration
was warned before the war that its Iraq claims were weak.

2006-06-17 02:12:04 UTC
-( reposted )-

Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 22:07:12 -0400
From: jrd100 <***@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.greens
Subject: House votes to support Iraq policy

"Anti-war" Democrats only seek to improve their position in the Nov 2006
elections. Where were they when we needed their support the most?


House votes to support Iraq policy

By Jill Zuckman
Washington Bureau
Published June 16, 2006, 6:46 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Following a day and a half of emotional debate, the
House voted overwhelmingly Friday to affirm President Bush's policies
in the Iraq war and to reject a specific timetable for withdrawing
American troops.

The vote was 256-153, with 42 Democrats joining 214 Republicans, to
support a non-binding resolution that declared the war in Iraq is a
central front in the war on terrorism.

With key elections determining control of Congress less than five
months away, Republicans portrayed their Democratic counterparts as
lacking the stomach to do what is necessary in Iraq to keep the
terrorists at bay. Democrats, by contrast, said Republicans were blindly
following a president who has been proven wrong time and time again.

"This week's debate has given us all an opportunity to answer a
fundamental question: Are we going to confront the threat of terrorism
and defeat it, or will we relent and retreat in the hopes that it just
goes away?" asked Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio). "Achieving
victory is our only option, for the sake of the American people and
for our children and grandchildren."

By contrast, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California mocked
the resolution as "vacuous" and scoffed at the notion that lawmakers
who voted against the measure were undermining the troops.

"Stay the course? I don't think so Mr. President," Pelosi said. "It's
time to face the facts. On every important aspect on the war in Iraq,
the president and his advisers have been wrong."

Republicans said it was significant that the final vote included so
many Democrats.

"We are pleased that 42 Democrats defied their leadership and stood
with House Republicans to support both our troops and their mission to
win the global war on terror," said House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.).

But nearly twice as many Democrats voted for the original
authorization of force in Iraq in 2002, a sharp erosion of support.

Not everyone thought it was worthwhile to hold a debate about an issue
that is causing GOP lawmakers great difficulty with voters at home.
According to the Gallup Organization, voters believe the Iraq war is
the most important issue facing the nation.

Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.), for example, repeatedly called the debate a
"dumb idea" and did not participate. He said he didn't believe people
would change their mind about the war after listening.

"The same points were brought up by everybody," LaHood said. "I don't
think it served any purpose except to pontificate about the war."

Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) did not participate, either, saying he was
busy with other issues.

"It was predictable," Kirk said of the arguments, adding that "there
are also a number of other things we need to debate."

Three Republicans, John Duncan of Tennessee, Jim Leach of Iowa and Ron
Paul of Texas, voted against the resolution, while Walter Jones of
North Carolina and Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan voted present.

McCotter called the resolution "strategically nebulous, morally obtuse
and woefully inadequate." He also said it did nothing to provide the
public an honest assessment of the "situation, stakes and strategy for
victory in the battle for Iraq and the overarching war on terror."

Of the lawmakers from Illinois, five Democrats voted against the
resolution. Twelve lawmakers voted for the measure, including
Democrats Melissa Bean, Jerry Costello and Daniel Lipinski. Democratic
Rep. Luis Gutierrez did not vote.

Though their language was pointed and their positions firm, lawmakers
managed to keep the debate civil despite complaints from Rep. John
Murtha (D-Pa.) about some Republicans taking a "sanctimonious" tone.

Murtha, a hawk on military issues who came to oppose the war in Iraq,
said it is "easy to stay in an air-conditioned office and say I'm
going to stay the course."

"That's why I get so upset when they stand here sanctimoniously and
say we're fighting this thing," said Murtha, a decorated Marine. "It's
the troops that are doing the fighting."

Rep. Dan Lundgren (R-Calif.) insisted that he had the greatest respect
for Murtha. "I don't question your patriotism," Lundgren said, adding
that he was trying not to be sanctimonious.

It was last fall when Murtha announced that he believed the
administration should begin planning to bring the troops out of Iraq.
On the floor of the House, freshman Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) sparked
chaos as she recounted a phone call she had just received from a
colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve.

"He asked me to send Congress a message: Stay the course. He also
asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message — that cowards cut and
run, Marines never do," said Schmidt, as Democrats booed and shouted
at her and Rep. Harold Ford (D-Tenn.) charged across the aisle.

This year, the debate did not prompt the same sort of acrimony, but
each side accused the other of playing political games. In the Senate,
Republicans sought to embarrass divided Democrats by offering Sen.
John Kerry's troop withdrawal amendment as their own. The amendment
was rejected, 93-6.


2006, Chicago Tribune
2006-06-17 08:33:56 UTC

June 16/18, 2006

*** CounterPunch Special Report***
Its Origins and Growth
The Power of the Israel Lobby
Former CIA analysts

Editors' Note: Ten, even five years ago, a fierce public debate over
the nature and activities of the Israeli lobby would have been
impossible. It was as verboten as the use of the word Empire, to
describe the global reach of the United States. Through its disdain
for the usual proprieties decorously observed by Republican and
Democratic administrations in the past , the Bush administration has
hauled many realities of our political economy center stage. Open up
the New York Times or the Washington Post over the recent past and
there, like as not, is another opinion column about the Lobby.

CounterPunch has hosted some of the most vigorous polemics on the
Lobby. In May we asked two of our most valued contributors, Kathy and
Bill Christison, to offer their evaluation of the debate on the
Lobby's role and power. As our readers know, Bill and Kathy both had
significant careers as CIA analysts. Bill was a National Intelligence
Officer. In the aftermath of the September, 2001, attacks we published
here his trenchant and influential essay on "the war on terror". Kathy
has written powerfully on our website on the topic of Palestine.
Specifically on the Lobby they contributed an unsparing essay on the
topic of "dual loyalty" which can bed found in our CounterPunch
collection, The Politics of Anti-Semitism.

In mid May they sent us the detailed, measured commentary, rich in
historical detail, that we are delighted to print below in its
entirety. Which is the tail? Which is the dog? asked Uri Avnery in our
newsletter, a few issues back, apropos the respective roles of the
Israel Lobby and the US in the exercise of US policy in the Middle
East. Here's an answer that will be tough to challenge.

-- A.C./J.S.C.

John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, the University of Chicago and
Harvard political scientists who published in March of this years a
lengthy, well documented study on the pro-Israel lobby and its
influence on U.S. Middle East policy in March , have already
accomplished what they intended. They have successfully called
attention to the often pernicious influence of the lobby on
policymaking. But, unfortunately, the study has aroused more criticism
than debate - not only the kind of criticism one would anticipate from
the usual suspects among the very lobby groups Mearsheimer and Walt
described, but also from a group on the left that might have been
expected to support the study's conclusions.

The criticism has been partly silly, often malicious, and almost
entirely off-point. The silly, insubstantial criticisms - such as
former presidential adviser David Gergen's earnest comment that
through four administrations he never observed an Oval Office decision
that tilted policy in favor of Israel at the expense of U.S. interests
- can easily be dismissed as nonsensical . Most of the extensive
malicious criticism, coming largely from the hard core of Israeli
supporters who make up the very lobby under discussion and led by a
hysterical Alan Dershowitz, has been so specious and sophomoric, that
it too could be dismissed were it not for precisely the pervasive
atmosphere of reflexive support for Israel and silenced debate that
Mearsheimer and Walt describe.

Most disturbing and harder to dismiss is the criticism of the study
from the left, coming chiefly from Noam Chomsky and Norman
Finkelstein, and abetted less cogently by Stephen Zunes of Foreign
Policy in Focus and Joseph Massad of Columbia University. These
critics on the left argue from a assumption that U.S. foreign policy
has been monolithic since World War II, a coherent progression of
decision-making directed unerringly at the advancement of U.S.
imperial interests. All U.S. actions, these critics contend, are part
of a clearly laid-out strategy that has rarely deviated no matter what
the party in power. They believe that Israel has served throughout as
a loyal agent of the U.S., carrying out the U.S. design faithfully and
serving as a base from which the U.S. projects its power around the
Middle East. Zunes says it most clearly, affirming that Israel "still
is very much the junior partner in the relationship." These critics do
not dispute the existence of a lobby, but they minimize its
importance, claiming that rather than leading the U.S. into policies
and foreign adventures that stand against true U.S. national
interests, as Mearsheimer and Walt assert, the U.S. is actually the
controlling power in the relationship with Israel and carries out a
consistent policy, using Israel as its agent where possible.

Finkelstein summarized the critics' position in a recent CounterPunch
article ("The Israel Lobby," May 1,
http://www.counterpunch.org/finkelstein05012006.html), emphasizing
that the issue is not whether U.S. interests or those of the lobby
take precedence but rather that there has been such coincidence of
U.S. and Israeli interests over the decades that for the most part
basic U.S. Middle East policy has not been affected by the lobby.
Chomsky maintains that Israel does the U.S. bidding in the Middle East
in pursuit of imperial goals that Washington would pursue even without
Israel and that it has always pursued in areas outside the Middle East
without benefit of any lobby. Those goals have always included
advancement of U.S. corporate-military interests and political
domination through the suppression of radical nationalisms and the
maintenance of stability in resource-rich countries, particularly oil
producers, everywhere. In the Middle East, this was accomplished
primarily through Israel's 1967 defeat of Egypt's Gamal Abdul Nasser
and his radical Arab nationalism, which had threatened U.S. access to
the region's oil resources. Both Chomsky and Finkelstein trace the
strong U.S.-Israeli tie to the June 1967 war, which they believe
established the close alliance and marked the point at which the U.S.
began to regard Israel as a strategic asset and a stable base from
which U.S. power could be projected throughout the Middle East.

Joseph Massad ("Blaming the Israel Lobby," CounterPunch, March 25/26,
http://www.counterpunch.org/massad03252006.html) argues along similar
lines, describing developments in the Middle East and around the world
that he believes the U.S. engineered for its own benefit and would
have carried out even without Israel's assistance. His point, like
Chomsky's, is that the U.S. has a long history of overthrowing regimes
in Central America, in Chile, in Indonesia, in Africa, where the
Israel lobby was not involved and where Israel at most assisted the
U.S. but did not benefit directly itself. He goes farther than Chomsky
by claiming that with respect to the Middle East Israel has been such
an essential tool that its very usefulness is what accounts for the
strength of the lobby. "It is in fact the very centrality of Israel to
U.S. strategy in the Middle East," Massad contends with a kind of
backward logic, "that accounts, in part, for the strength of the
pro-Israel lobby and not the other way around." (One wonders why, if
this were the case, there would be any need for a lobby at all. What
would be a lobby's function if the U.S. already regarded Israel as
central to its strategy?)

The principal problem with these arguments from the left is that they
assume a continuity in U.S. strategy and policymaking over the decades
that has never in fact existed. The notion that there is any defined
strategy that links Eisenhower's policy to Johnson's to Reagan's to
Clinton's gives far more credit than is deserved to the extremely ad
hoc, hit-or-miss nature of all U.S. foreign policy. Obviously, some
level of imperial interest has dictated policy in every administration
since World War II and, obviously, the need to guarantee access to
vital natural resources around the world, such as oil in the Middle
East and elsewhere, has played a critical role in determining policy.
But beyond these evident, and not particularly significant, truths, it
can accurately be said, at least with regard to the Middle East, that
it has been a rare administration that has itself ever had a coherent,
clearly defined, and consistent foreign policy and that, except for a
broadly defined anti-communism during the Cold War, no
administration's strategy has ever carried over in detail to
succeeding administrations.

The ad hoc nature of virtually every administration's policy planning
process cannot be overemphasized. Aside from the strong but amorphous
political need felt in both major U.S. parties and nurtured by the
Israel lobby that "supporting Israel" was vital to each party's own
future, the inconsistent, even short-term randomness in the detailed
Middle East policymaking of successive administrations has been
remarkable. This lack of clear strategic thinking at the very top
levels of several new administrations before they entered office
enhanced the power of individuals and groups that did have clear goals
and plans already in hand - such as, for instance, the pro-Israeli
Dennis Ross in both the first Bush and the Clinton administrations,
and the strongly pro-Israeli neo-cons in the current Bush administration.

The critics on the left argue that because the U.S. has a history of
opposing and frequently undermining or actually overthrowing radical
nationalist governments throughout the world without any involvement
by Israel, any instance in which Israel acts against radical
nationalism in the Arab world is, therefore, proof that Israel is
doing the United States' work for it . The critics generally believe,
for instance, that Israel's political destruction of Egypt's Nasser in
1967 was done for the U.S. Most if not all believe that Israel's 1982
invasion of Lebanon was undertaken at U.S.behest, to destroy the PLO.

This kind of argumentation assumes too much on a presumption of policy
coherence. Lyndon Johnson most certainly did abhor Nasser and was not
sorry to see him and his pan-Arab ambitions defeated, but there is
absolutely no evidence that the Johnson administration ever seriously
planned to unseat Nasser, formulated any other action plan against
Egypt, or pushed Israel in any way to attack. Johnson did apparently
give a green light to Israel's attack plans after they had been
formulated, but this is quite different from initiating the plans.
Already mired in Vietnam, Johnson was very much concerned not to be
drawn into a war initiated by Israel and was criticized by some
Israeli supporters for not acting forcefully enough on Israel's
behalf. In any case, Israel needed no prompting for its pre-emptive
attack, which had long been in the works.

Indeed, far from Israel functioning as the junior partner carrying out
a U.S. plan, it is clear that the weight of pressure in 1967 was on
the U.S. to go along with Israel's designs and that this pressure came
from Israel and its agents in the U.S. The lobby in this instance - as
broadly defined by Mearsheimer and Walt: "the loose coalition of
individuals and organizations who actively work to shape U.S. foreign
policy in a pro-Israel direction" - was in fact a part of Johnson's
intimate circle of friends and advisers.

These included the number-two man at the Israeli embassy, a close
personal friend; the strongly pro-Israeli Rostow brothers, Walt and
Eugene, who were part of the national security bureaucracy in the
administration; Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas; U.N. Ambassador
Arthur Goldberg; and numerous others who all spent time with Johnson
at the LBJ Ranch in Texas and had the personal access and the leisure
time in an informal setting to talk with Johnson about their concern
for Israel and to influence him heavily in favor of Israel. This
circle had already begun to work on Johnson long before Israel's
pre-emptive attack in 1967, so they were nicely placed to persuade
Johnson to go along with it despite Johnson's fears of provoking the
Soviet Union and becoming involved in a military conflict the U.S. was
not prepared for.

In other words, Israel was beyond question the senior partner in this
particular policy initiative; Israel made the decision to go to war,
would have gone to war with or without the U.S. green light, and used
its lobbyists in the U.S. to steer Johnson administration policy in a
pro-Israeli direction. Israel's attack on the U.S. naval vessel, the
USS Liberty, in the midst of the war - an attack conducted in broad
daylight that killed 34 American sailors - was not the act of a junior
partner. Nor was the U.S. cover-up of this atrocity the act of a
government that dictated the moves in this relationship.

The evidence is equally clear that Israel was the prime mover in the
1982 invasion of Lebanon and led the U.S. into that morass, rather
than the other way around. Although Massad refers to the U.S. as
Israel's master, in this instance as in many others including 1967,
Israel has clearly been its own master. Chomsky argues in support of
his case that Reagan ordered Israel to call off the invasion in
August, two months after it was launched. This is true, but in fact
Israel did not pay any attention; the invasion continued, and the U.S.
got farther and farther embroiled.

When, as occurred in Lebanon, the U.S. has blundered into misguided
adventures to support Israel or to rescue Israel or to further
Israel's interests, it is a clear denial of reality to say that Israel
and its lobby have no significant influence on U.S. Middle East
policy. Even were there not an abundance of other examples, Lebanon
alone, with its long-term implications, proves the truth of the
Mearsheimer-Walt conclusion that the U.S. "has set aside its own
security in order to advance the interests of another state" and that
"the overall thrust of U.S. policy in the region is due almost
entirely to U.S. domestic politics, and especially to the activities
of the 'Israel Lobby.'"

As a general proposition, the left critics' argumentation is much too
limiting. While there is no question that modern history is replete,
as they argue, with examples of the U.S. acting in corporate interests
- overthrowing nationalist governments perceived to be threatening
U.S. business and economic interests, as in Iran in 1953, Guatemala in
1954, Chile in 1973, and elsewhere - this frequent convergence of
corporate with government interests does not mean that the U.S. never
acts in other than corporate interests. The fact of a strong
government-corporate alliance does not in any way preclude situations
- even in the Middle East, where oil is obviously a vital corporate
resource - in which the U.S. acts primarily to benefit Israel rather
than serve any corporate or economic purpose. Because it has a deep
emotional aspect and involves political, economic, and military ties
unlike those with any other nation, the U.S. relationship with Israel
is unique, and there is nothing in the history of U.S. foreign policy,
nothing in the government's entanglement with the military-industrial
complex, to prevent the lobby from exerting heavy influence on policy.
Israel and its lobbyists make their own "corporation" that, like the
oil industry (or Chiquita Banana or Anaconda Copper in other areas),
is clearly a major factor driving U.S. foreign policy.

There is no denying the intricate interweaving of the U.S.
military-industrial complex with Israeli military-industrial
interests. Chomsky acknowledges that there is "plenty of conformity"
between the lobby's position and the U.S. government-corporate linkage
and that the two are very difficult to disentangle. But, although he
tends to emphasize that the U.S. is always the senior partner and
suggests that the Israeli side does little more than support whatever
the U.S. arms, energy, and financial industries define as U.S.
national interests, in actual fact the entanglement is much more one
between equals than the raw strengths of the two parties would
suggest. "Conformity" hardly captures the magnitude of the
relationship. Particularly in the defense arena, Israel and its lobby
and the U.S. arms industry work hand in glove to advance their
combined, very compatible interests. The relatively few very powerful
and wealthy families that dominate the Israeli arms industry are just
as interested in pressing for aggressively militaristic U.S. and
Israeli foreign policies as are the CEOs of U.S. arms corporations
and, as globalization has progressed, so have the ties of joint
ownership and close financial and technological cooperation among the
arms corporations of the two nations grown ever closer. In every way,
the two nations' military industries work together very easily and
very quietly, to a common end. The relationship is symbiotic, and the
lobby cooperates intimately to keep it alive; lobbyists can go to many
in the U.S. Congress and tell them quite credibly that if aid to
Israel is cut off, thousands of arms-industry jobs in their own
districts will be lost. That's power. The lobby is not simply
passively supporting whatever the U.S. military-industrial complex
wants. It is actively twisting arms - very successfully - in both
Congress and the administration to perpetuate acceptance of a
definition of U.S. "national interests" that many Americans believe is
wrong, as does Chomsky himself.

Clearly, the advantages in the relationship go in both directions:
Israel serves U.S. corporate interests by using, and often helping
develop, the arms that U.S. manufacturers produce, and the U.S. serves
Israeli interests by providing a constant stream of high-tech
equipment that maintains Israel's vast military superiority in the
region. But simply because the U.S. benefits from this relationship,
it cannot be said that the U.S. is Israel's master, or that Israel
always does the U.S. bidding, or that the lobby, which helps keep this
arms alliance alive, has no significant power. It's in the nature of a
symbiosis that both sides benefit, and the lobby has clearly played a
huge role in maintaining the interdependence.

The left's arguments also tend to be much too conspiratorial.
Finkelstein, for instance, describes a supposed strategy in which the
U.S. perpetually undermines Israeli-Arab reconciliation because it
does not want an Israel at peace with its neighbors, since Israel
would then loosen its dependence on the U.S. and become a less
reliable proxy. "What use," he asks, "would a Paul Wolfowitz have of
an Israel living peacefully with its Arab neighbors and less willing
to do the U.S.'s bidding?" Not only does this give the U.S. far more
credit than it has ever deserved for long-term strategic scheming and
the ability to carry out such a conspiracy, but it begs a very
important question that neither Finkelstein nor the other left
critics, in their dogged effort to mold all developments to their
thesis, never examine: just what U.S.'s bidding is Israel doing

Although the leftist critics speak of Israel as a base from which U.S.
power is projected throughout the Middle East, they do not clearly
explain how this works. Any strategic value Israel had for the U.S.
diminished drastically with the collapse of the Soviet Union. They may
believe that Israel keeps Saudi Arabia's oil resources safe from Arab
nationalists or Muslim fundamentalists or Russia, but this is highly
questionable. Israel clearly did us no good in Lebanon, but rather the
U.S. did Israel's bidding and fumbled badly, so this cannot be how the
U.S. uses Israeli to project its power. In Palestine, Finkelstein
himself acknowledges that the U.S. gains nothing from the occupation
and Israeli settlements, so this can't be where Israel is doing the
U.S.'s bidding. (With this acknowledgement, Finkelstein, perhaps
unconsciously, seriously undermines his case against the importance of
the lobby, unless he somehow believes the occupation is only of
incidental significance, in which case he undermines the thesis of
much of his own body of writing.)

Owning the Policymakers

In the clamor over the Mearsheimer-Walt study, critics on both the
left and the right have tended to ignore the slow evolutionary history
of U.S. Middle East policymaking and of the U.S. relationship with
Israel. The ties to Israel and earlier to Zionism go back more than a
century, predating the formation of a lobby, and they have remained
firm even at periods when the lobby has waned. But it is also true
that the lobby has sustained and formalized a relationship that
otherwise rests on emotions and moral commitment. Because the bond
with Israel has been a steadily evolving continuum, dating back to
well before Israel's formal establishment, it is important to
emphasize that there is no single point at which it is possible to
say, this is when Israel won the affections of America, or this is
when Israel came to be regarded as a strategic asset, or this is when
the lobby became an integral part of U.S. policymaking.

The left critics of the lobby study mark the Johnson administration as
the beginning of the U.S.-Israeli alliance, but almost every
administration before Johnson's, going back to Woodrow Wilson,
ratcheted up the relationship in some significant way and could
justifiably claim to have been the progenitor of the bond.
Significantly, in almost all cases, policymakers acted as they did
because of the influence of pro-Zionist or pro-Israeli lobbyists:
Wilson would not have supported the Zionist enterprise to the extent
he did had it not been for the influence of Zionist colleagues like
Louis Brandeis; nor would Roosevelt; Truman would probably not have
been as supportive of establishing a Jewish state without the heavy
influence of his very pro-Zionist advisers.

After the Johnson administration as well, the relationship has
continued to grow in remarkable leaps. The Nixon-Kissinger regime
could claim that they were the administration that cemented the
alliance by exponentially increasing military aid - from an annual
average of under $50 million in military credits to Israel in the late
1960s to an average of almost $400 million and, in the year following
the 1973 war, to $2.2 billion. It is not for nothing that Israelis
have informally dubbed almost every president since Johnson - with the
notable exceptions of Jimmy Carter and the senior George Bush - as
"the most pro-Israeli president ever"; each one has achieved some
landmark in the effort to please Israel.

The U.S.-Israeli bond has always had its grounding more in soft
emotions than in the hard realities of geopolitical strategy. Scholars
have always described the tie in almost spiritual terms never applied
to ties with other nations. A Palestinian-French scholar has described
the United States' pro-Israeli tilt as a "predisposition," a natural
inclination that precedes any consideration of interest or of cost.
Israel, he said, takes part in the very "being" of American society
and therefore participates in its integrity and its defense. This is
not simply the biased perspective of a Palestinian. Other scholars of
varying political inclinations have described a similar spiritual and
cultural identity: the U.S. identifies with Israel's "national style";
Israel is essential to the "ideological prospering" of the U.S.; each
country has "grafted" the heritage of the other onto itself. This
applies even to the worst aspects of each nation's heritage.
Consciously or unconsciously, many Israelis even today see the U.S.
conquest of the American Indians as something "good," something to
emulate and, which is worse, many Americans even today are happy to
accept the "compliment" inherent in Israel's effort to copy us.

This is no ordinary state-to-state relationship, and the lobby does
not function like any ordinary lobby. It is not a great exaggeration
to say that the lobby could not thrive without a very willing host -
that is, a series of U.S. policymaking establishments that have always
been locked in to a mindset singularly focused on Israel and its
interests - and, at the same time, that U.S. policy in the Middle East
would not possibly have remained so singularly focused on and so
tilted toward Israel were it not for the lobby. One thing is certain:
with the possible exceptions of the Carter and the first Bush
administrations, the relationship has grown noticeably closer and more
solid with each administration, in almost exact correlation with the
growth in size and budget and political clout of the pro-Israel lobby.

All critics of the lobby study have failed to note a critical point
during the Reagan administration, surrounding the debacle in Lebanon,
when it can reasonably be said that policymaking tipped over from a
situation in which the U.S. was more often the controlling agent in
the relationship to one in which Israel and its advocates in the U.S.
have increasingly determined the course and the pace of developments.
The organized lobby, meaning AIPAC and the several formal Jewish
American organizations, truly came into its own during the Reagan
years with a massive expansion of memberships, budgets, propaganda
activities, and contacts within Congress and government, and it has
been consolidating power and influence for the last quarter century,
so that today the broadly defined lobby, including all those who work
for Israel, has become an integral part of U.S. society and U.S.

The situation during the Reagan administration demonstrates very
clearly the closeness of the bond. The events of these years
illustrate how an already very Israel-centered mindset in the U.S.,
which had been developing for decades, was transformed into a
concrete, institutionalized relationship with Israel via the offices
of Israeli supporters and agents in the U.S.

The seminal event in the growth of AIPAC and the organized lobby was
the battle over the administration's proposed sale of AWACS aircraft
to Saudi Arabia in 1981, Reagan's first year in office. Paradoxically,
although AIPAC lost this battle in a head-on struggle with Reagan and
the administration, and the sale to the Saudis went forward, AIPAC and
the lobby ultimately won the war for influence. Reagan was determined
that the sale go through; he regarded the deal as an important part of
an ill-conceived attempt to build an Arab-Israeli consensus in the
Middle East to oppose the Soviet Union and, perhaps even more
important, saw the battle in Congress as a test of his own prestige.
By winning the battle, he demonstrated that any administration, at
least up to that point, could exert enough pressure to push an issue
opposed by Israel through Congress, but the struggle also demonstrated
just how exhausting and politically costly such a battle can be, and
no one around Reagan was willing to go to the mat in this way again.
In a real sense, despite AIPAC's loss, the fight showed just how much
the lobby limited policymaker freedom, even more than 20 years ago, in
any transaction that concerned Israel.

The AWACS imbroglio galvanized AIPAC into action, at precisely the
time the administration was subsiding in exhaustion, and under an
aggressive and energetic leader, former congressional aide Thomas
Dine, AIPAC quadrupled its budget, increased its grassroots support
immensely, and vastly expanded its propaganda effort. This last and
perhaps most significant accomplishment was achieved when Dine
established an analytical unit inside AIPAC that published in-depth
analyses and position papers for congressmen and policymakers. Dine
believed that anyone who could provide policymakers with books and
papers focusing on Israel's strategic value to the U.S. would
effectively "own" the policymakers.

With the rising power and influence of the lobby, and following the
U.S. debacle in Lebanon - which began with Israel's 1982 invasion and
ended for the U.S. with the withdrawal of its Marine contingent in
early 1984, after the Marines had become involved in fighting to
protect Israel's invasion force and 241 U.S. military had been killed
in a truck bombing - the Reagan administration effectively handed over
the policy initiative in the Middle East to Israel and its American

Israel and its agents began, with amazing effrontery, to complain that
the U.S. failure to clean up in Lebanon was interfering with Israel's
own designs there - from which arrogance Reagan and company
concluded, in an astounding twist of logic, that the only way to restore
stability was through closer alliance with Israel. As a result, in the
fall of 1983 Reagan sent a delegation to ask the Israelis for closer
strategic ties, and shortly thereafter forged a formal strategic
alliance with Israel with the signing of a "memorandum of
understanding on strategic cooperation." In 1987, the U.S. designated
Israel a "major non-NATO ally," thus giving it access to military
technology not available otherwise. The notion of demanding
concessions from Israel in return for this favored status - such as,
for instance, some restraint in its settlement-construction in the
West Bank - was specifically rejected. The U.S. simply very
deliberately and abjectly retreated into policy inaction, leaving
Israel with a free hand to proceed as it wished wherever it wished in
the Middle East and particularly in the occupied Palestinian

Even Israel, by all accounts, was surprised by this demonstration of
the United States' inability to see beyond Israel's interests. Prime
Minister Menachem Begin had attempted from early in the Carter
administration to push the notion that Israel was a strategic Cold War
asset to the U.S. but, because Israel did not in fact perform a
significant strategic role for the U.S. and was in many ways more a
liability than an asset, Carter never paid serious attention to the
Israeli overtures. Begin feared that the United States' moral and
emotional commitment to Israel might ultimately not be enough to
sustain the relationship through possible hard times, and so he
attempted to put Israel forward as a strategically indispensable ally
and a good investment for U.S. security, a move that would essentially
reverse the two nations' roles, altering the relationship from one of
Israeli indebtedness to the U.S. to one in which the United States was
in Israel's debt for its vital strategic role.

Carter was having none of this, but the notion of strategic
cooperation germinated in Israel and among its U.S. supporters until
the moment became ripe during the Reagan administration. By the end of
the Lebanon mess, the notion that the U.S. needed Israel's friendship
had so taken hold among the Reaganites that, as one former national
security aide observed in a stunning upending of logic, they began to
view closer strategic ties as a necessary means of "restor[ing]
Israeli confidence in American reliability." Secretary of State George
Shultz wrote in his memoirs years later of the U.S. need "to lift the
albatross of Lebanon from Israel's neck." Recall, as Shultz must not
have been able to do, that the debt here was rightly Israel's: Israel
put the albatross around its own neck, and the U.S. stumbled into
Lebanon after Israel, not the other way around.

AIPAC and the neo-conservatives who rose to prominence during the
Reagan years played a major role in building the strategic alliance.
AIPAC in particular became in every sense of the word a partner of the
U.S. in forging Middle East policy from the mid-1980s on. Thomas
Dine's vision of "owning" policymakers by providing them with position
papers geared to Israel's interests went into full swing. In 1984,
AIPAC spun off a think tank, the Washington Institute for Near East
Policy, that remains one of the pre-eminent think tanks in Washington
and that has sent its analysts into policymaking jobs in several
administrations. Dennis Ross, the senior Middle East policymaker in
the administrations of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, came from
the Washington Institute and returned there after leaving government
service. Martin Indyk, the Institute's first director, entered a
senior policymaking position in the Clinton administration from there.

Today, John Hannah, who has served on Vice President Cheney's national
security staff since 2001 and succeeded Lewis Libby last year as
Cheney's leading national security adviser, comes from the Institute.
AIPAC also continues to do its own analyses in addition to the
Washington Institute's. A recent Washington Post profile of Steven
Rosen, the former senior AIPAC foreign policy analyst who is about to
stand trial with a colleague for receiving and passing on classified
information to Israel, noted that two decades ago Rosen began a
practice of lobbying the executive branch, rather than simply
concentrating on Congress, as a way, in the words of the Post article,
"to alter American foreign policy" by "influencing government from the
inside." Over the years, he "had a hand in writing several policies
favored by Israel."

In the Reagan years, AIPAC's position papers were particularly
welcomed by an administration already more or less convinced of
Israel's strategic value and obsessed with impeding Soviet advances.
Policymakers began negotiating with AIPAC before presenting
legislation in order to help assure passage, and Congress consulted
the lobby on pending legislation. Congress eagerly embraced almost
every legislative initiative proposed by the lobby and came to rely on
AIPAC for information on all issues related to the Middle East. The
close cooperation between the administration and AIPAC soon began to
stifle discourse inside the bureaucracy. Middle East experts in the
State Department and other agencies were almost completely cut out of
decision-making, and officials throughout government became
increasingly unwilling to propose policies or put forth analysis
likely to arouse opposition from AIPAC or Congress. One unnamed
official complained that "a lot of real analysis is not even getting
off people's desks for fear of what the lobby will do"; he was
speaking to a New York Times correspondent, but otherwise his
complaints fell on deaf ears.

This kind of pervasive influence, a chill on discourse inside as well
as outside policymaking councils, does not require the sort of
clear-cut, concrete pro-Israeli decisions in the Oval Office that
David Gergen naively thought he should have witnessed if the lobby had
any real influence. This kind of influence, which uses friendly
persuasion, along with just enough direct pressure, on a broad range
of policymakers, legislators, media commentators, and grassroots
activists to make an impression across the spectrum, cannot be defined
in terms of narrow, concrete policy commands, but becomes an
unchanging, unchallengeable mindset, a sentimental environment that
restricts debate, restricts thinking, and determines actions and
policies as surely as any command from on high. When Israel's
advocates, its lobbyists, in the U.S. become an integral part of the
policymaking apparatus, as they have particularly since the Reagan
years - and as they clearly have been during the current Bush
administration - there is no way to separate the lobby's interests
from U.S. policies. Moreover, because Israel's strategic goals in the
region are more clearly defined and more urgent than those of the
United States, Israel's interests most often dominate.

Chomsky himself acknowledges that the lobby plays a significant part
in shaping the political environment in which support for Israel
becomes automatic and unquestioned. Even Chomsky believes that what
he calls the intellectual political class is a critical, and perhaps the
most influential, component of the lobby because these elites
determine the shaping of news and information in the media and
academia. On the other hand, he contends that, because the lobby
already includes most of this intellectual political class, the thesis
of lobby power "loses much of its content". But, on the contrary, this
very fact would seem to prove the point, not undermine it. The fact of
the lobby's pervasiveness, far from rendering it less powerful,
magnifies its importance tremendously.

Indeed, this is the crux of the entire debate. It is the very power of
the lobby to continue shaping the public mindset, to mold thinking
and, perhaps most important, to instill fear of deviation that brings
this intellectual political class together in an unswerving
determination to work for Israel. Is there not a heavy impact on
Middle East policymaking when, for instance, a lobby has the power to
force the electoral defeat of long-serving congressmen, as occurred to
Representative Paul Findley in 1982 and Senator Charles Percy in 1984
after both had deviated from political correctness by speaking out in
favor of negotiating with the PLO? AIPAC openly crowed about the
defeat of both men - both Republicans serving during the Republican
Reagan administration, who had been in Congress for 22 and 18 years
respectively. Similarly, does not the media's silence on Israel's
oppressive measures in the occupied territories, as well as the
concerted, and openly acknowledged, efforts of virtually every
pro-Israeli organization in the U.S. to suppress information and quash
debate on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, have an immense impact on
policy? Today, even the most outspoken of leftist radio hosts and
other commentators, such as Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, and now Cindy
Sheehan, almost always avoid talking and writing about this issue.

Does not the massive effort by AIPAC, the Washington Institute, and
myriad other similar organizations to spoon-feed policymakers and
congressmen selective information and analysis written only from
Israel's perspective have a huge impact on policy? In the end, even
Chomsky and Finkelstein acknowledge the power of the lobby in
suppressing discussion and debate about Middle East policy. The
mobilization of public opinion, Finkelstein writes, "can have a real
impact on policy-making - which is why the Lobby invests so much
energy in suppressing discussion." It is difficult to read statement
except as a ringing acknowledgement of the massive and very central
power of the lobby to control discourse and to control policymaking on
the most critical Middle East policy issue.

Interchangeable Interests

The principal problem with the left critics' analysis is that it is
too rigid. There is no question that Israel has served the interests
of the U.S. government and the military-industrial complex in many
areas of the world by, for instance, aiding some of the rightist
regimes of Central America, by skirting arms and trade embargoes
against apartheid South Africa and China (until the neo-conservatives
turned off the tap to China and, in a rare disagreement with Israel,
forced it to halt), and during the Cold War by helping, at least
indirectly, to hold down Arab radicalism. There is also no question
that, no matter which party has been in power, the U.S. has over the
decades advanced an essentially conservative global political and
pro-business agenda in areas far afield of the Middle East, without
reference to Israel or the lobby. The U.S. unseated Mossadegh in Iran
and Arbenz in Guatemala and Allende in Chile, along with many others,
for its own corporate and political purposes, as the left critics
note, and did not use Israel.

But these facts do not minimize the power the lobby has exerted in
countless instances over the course of decades, and particularly in
recent years, to lead the U.S. into situations that Israel initiated,
that the U.S. did not plan, and that have done harm, both singly and
cumulatively, to U.S. interests. One need only ask whether particular
policies would have been adopted in the absence of pressure from some
influential persons and organizations working on Israel's behalf in
order to see just how often Israel or its advocates in the U.S.,
rather than the United States or even U.S. corporations, have been the
policy initiators. The answers give clear evidence that a lobby, as
broadly defined by Mearsheimer and Walt, has played a critical and, as
the decades have gone on, increasingly influential role in

For instance, would Harry Truman have been as supportive of
establishing Israel as a Jewish state if it had not been for heavy
pressure from what was then a very loose grouping of strong Zionists
with considerable influence in policymaking circles? It can reasonably
be argued that he might not in fact have supported Jewish statehood at
all, and it is even more likely that his own White House advisers -
all strong Zionist proponents themselves - would not have twisted arms
at the United Nations to secure the 1947 vote in favor of partitioning
Palestine if these lobbyists had not been a part of Truman's
policymaking circle. Truman himself did not initially support the
notion of founding a state based on religion, and every national
security agency of government, civilian and military , strongly
opposed the partition of Palestine out of fear that this would lead to
warfare in which the U.S. might have to intervene, would enhance the
Soviet position in the Middle East, and would endanger U.S. oil
interests in the area. But even in the face of this united opposition
from within his own government, Truman found the pressures of the
Zionists among his close advisers and among influential friends of the
administration and of the Democratic Party too overwhelmingly strong
to resist.

Questions like this arise for virtually every presidential
administration. Would Jimmy Carter, for instance, have dropped his
pursuit of a resolution of the Palestinian problem if the Israel lobby
had not exerted intense pressure on him? Carter was the first
president to recognize the Palestinian need for some kind of
"homeland," as he termed it, and he made numerous efforts to bring
Palestinians into a negotiating process and to stop Israeli
settlement-building, but opposition from Israel and pressures from the
lobby were so heavy that he was ultimately worn down and defeated.

It is also all but impossible to imagine the U.S. supporting Israel's
actions in the occupied Palestinian territories without pressure from
the lobby. No conceivable U.S. national interest served - even in the
United States' own myopic view - by its support for Israel's harshly
oppressive policy in the West Bank and Gaza, and furthermore this
support is a dangerous liability. As Mearsheimer and Walt note, most
foreign elites view the U.S. tolerance of Israeli repression as
"morally obtuse and a handicap in the war on terrorism," and this
tolerance is a major cause of terrorism against the U.S. and the West.
The impetus for oppressing the Palestinians clearly comes and has
always come from Israel, not the United States, and the impetus for
supporting Israel and facilitating this oppression has come, very
clearly and directly, from the lobby, which goes to great lengths to
justify the occupation and to advocate on behalf of Israeli policies.

It is tempting, and not at all out of the realm of possibility, to
imagine Bill Clinton having forged a final Palestinian-Israeli peace
agreement were it not for the influence of his notably pro-Israeli
advisers. By the time Clinton came to office, the lobby had become a
part of the policymaking apparatus, in the persons of Israeli
advocates Dennis Ross and Martin Indyk, both of whom entered
government service from lobby organizations. Both also returned at the
end of the Clinton administration to organizations that advocate for
Israel: Ross to the Washington Institute and Indyk to the Brookings
Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy, which is financed
by and named for a notably pro-Israeli benefactor. The scope of the
lobby's infiltration of government policymaking councils has been
unprecedented during the current Bush administration. Some of the left
critics dismiss the neo-cons as not having any allegiance to Israel;
Finkelstein thinks it is na‹ve to credit them with any ideological
conviction, and Zunes claims they are uninterested in benefiting
Israel because they are not religious Jews (as if only religious Jews
care about Israel). But it simply ignores reality to deny the
neo-cons' very close ties, both ideological and pragmatic, to Israel's
right wing.

Both Finkelstein and Zunes glaringly fail to mention the strategy
paper that several neo-cons wrote in the mid-1990s for an Israeli
prime minister, laying out a plan for attacking Iraq these same
neo-cons later carried out upon entering the Bush administration. The
strategy was designed both to assure Israel's regional dominance in
the Middle East and to enhance U.S. global hegemony. One of these
authors, David Wurmser, remains in government as Cheney's Middle East
adviser - one of several lobbyists inside the henhouse. The openly
trumpeted plan, crafted by the neo-cons, is to "transform" the Middle
East by unseating Saddam Hussein, and the notion, also openly touted,
that the path to peace in Palestine-Israel ran through Baghdad grew
out of the neo-cons' overriding concern for Israel. Both Finkelstein
and Zunes also fail to take note of the long record of advocacy on
behalf of Israel that almost all the neo-cons (Paul Wolfowitz, Richard
Perle, Douglas Feith, David Wurmser, Elliott Abrams, John Bolton, and
their cheerleaders on the sidelines such as William Kristol, Robert
Kagan, Norman Podhoretz, Jeane Kirkpatrick, and numerous right-wing,
pro-Israeli think tanks in Washington) have compiled over the years.
The fact that these individuals and organizations are all also
advocates of U.S. global hegemony does not diminish their allegiance
to Israel or their desire to assure Israel's regional hegemony in
alliance with the U.S.

The claimed interchangeability of U.S. and Israeli interests - and the
fact that certain individuals for whom a primary objective is to
advance Israel's interests now reside inside the councils of
government - proves the truth of the Mearsheimer-Walt's principal
conclusion that the lobby has been able to convince most Americans,
contrary to reality, that there is an essential identity of U.S. and
Israeli interests and that the lobby has succeeded for this reason in
forging a relationship of unmatched intimacy. The "overall thrust of
policy" in the Middle East, they observe quite accurately, is "almost
entirely" attributable to the lobby's activities. The fact that the
U.S. occasionally acts without reference to Israel in areas outside
the Middle East, and that Israel does occasionally serve U.S.
interests rather than the other way around, takes nothing away from
the significance of this conclusion.

The tragedy of the present situation is that it has become impossible
to separate Israeli from alleged U.S. interests - that is, not what
should be real U.S. national interests, but the selfish and
self-defined "national interests" of the political-corporate-military
complex that dominates the Bush administration, Congress, and both
major political parties. The specific groups that now dominate the
U.S. government are the globalized arms, energy, and financial
industries, and the entire military establishments, of the U.S. and of
Israel - groups that have quite literally hijacked the government and
stripped it of most vestiges of democracy.

This convergence of manipulated "interests" has a profound effect on
U.S. policy choices in the Middle East. When a government is unable to
distinguish its own real needs from those of another state, it can no
longer be said that it always acts in its own interests or that it
does not frequently do grave damage to those interests. Until the
system of sovereign nation-states no longer exists - and that day may
never come - no nation's choices should ever be defined according to
the demands of another nation. Accepting a convergence of U.S. and
Israeli interests means that the U.S. can never act entirely as its
own agent, will never examine its policies and actions entirely from
the vantage point of its own long-term self interest, and can,
therefore, never know why it is devising and implementing a particular
policy. The failure to recognize this reality is where the left
critics' belittling of the lobby's power and their acceptance of U.S.
Middle East policy as simply an unchangeable part of a longstanding
strategy is particularly dangerous.

Kathleen Christison is a former CIA political analyst and has worked
on Middle East issues for 30 years. She is the author of Perceptions
of Palestine and The Wound of Dispossession.

Bill Christison was a senior official of the CIA. He served as a
National Intelligence Officer and as Director of the CIA's Office of
Regional and Political Analysis. He is a contributor to Imperial
Crusades, CounterPunch's history of the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan.

They can be reached at {see website for details}.
2006-06-22 01:19:39 UTC
Subject: Watch "Iraq Veteran Speaks Out On War Crimes" on Google Video

Iraq Veteran Speaks Out On War Crimes

Testimony from a former U.S. Army Ranger Jessie Macbeth, a Former Army
Ranger and Iraq War Veteran Tells All This 20 minute interview will
change how you view the U.S. occupation of Iraq forever. I cannot
possibly recommend this more highly. An Iraq war veteran tells of
atrocities he and other fellow-soldiers committed reguarly while in
Iraq. I have never seen this level of honesty from a U.S. soldier who
directly participated in the slaughtering of Iraqis. Excerpts: "When
we were doing the night raids in the houses, we would pull people out
and have them all on their knees and zip-tied. We would ask the man of
the house questions. If he didn't answer the way we liked, we would
shoot his youngest kid in the head. We would keep going, this was our
interrogation. He could be innocent. He could be just an average Joe
trying to support his family. If he didn't give us a satisfactory
answer, we'd start killing off his family until he told us something.
If he di dn't know anything, I guess he was SOL." and "For not
speaking out, I feel like I'm betraying my battle-buddies that died."
Watch the video here. Produced by Pepperspray Productions

Want to see more cool videos? Go to video.google.com
Think you have an even cooler video? Add it at video.google.com/upload
2006-06-22 04:52:15 UTC
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From: Vandar <***@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics,alt.politics.republicans,
Subject: Re: Watch "Iraq Veteran Speaks Out On War Crimes" on Google Video
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 01:38:12 GMT
Post by -
Subject: Watch "Iraq Veteran Speaks Out On War Crimes" on Google Video
Iraq Veteran Speaks Out On War Crimes
Testimony from a former U.S. Army Ranger Jessie Macbeth, a Former Army
Ranger and Iraq War Veteran...
He was never a Ranger.
He was never assigned to a combat unit.
He was declared unfit for duty before he even completed basic training.
He's a fraud of the highest order.

PepperSpray Productions has since issued the following retraction: "When
we learned that Macbeth's service records were fraudulent, we
immediately pulled the video and are no longer distributing it."
2006-06-22 06:42:06 UTC

2002-2006 Alex Jones

Top Experts To Expose 9/11 Fraud At L.A. Conference

Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com | May 24 2006

In June 2006 researchers, scholars, journalists, media personalities,
and average folks will come together from all over the USA to gather in
Los Angeles to invite the rest of the world to examine the facts of 9/11.

[ ... ]

Through powerful & insightful presentations from prominent guest
speakers & riveting documentary screenings we will examine the Neo-Con
Agenda and 9/11 as the pretext for the brutal on-going war in Iraq as
well as the establishment's future plans.

This event can be billed as "Two Days Of Truth" and it is a challenge
to the establish mouthpiece media that resolutely defends the
government fairy tale version of what happened on that fateful day.

The conference will witness the premiere of Alex Jones' newest and
most powerful film which largely focuses on the 7/7 London bombings
and how the British government ran and exploited the attacks to
accelerate big brother's control grid and cashless society.

Jones has been quietly working on this newest documentary for months
in his production studio in Austin, Texas keeping even the title under
wraps until the premiere at the American Scholars Symposium conference
in June 2006.

Noted speakers included on the roster include Dylan Avery, whose Loose
Change 2 film has received critical acclaim across the country,
causing a mainstream media backlash seeking to debunk the evidence
presented in the documentary. See the evidence for yourself and hear
the commentary of talented young producer Avery as he counters the
elite attack dogs.

WTC survivor, 9/11 hero and influential truth activist William
Rodriguez has also confirmed his appearance at the conference!

Rodriguez will give his first hand perspective of the controlled
demolition of the twin towers and his personal eyewitness account of
bombs exploding in the basement levels of the World Trade Center.

9/11 truth scholar Professor Steven Jones will present unequivocal
scientific proof that the twin towers were intentionally demolished
and will explore the brand new 'thermite' area of inquiry that answers
so many questions as to how the inside job was executed.

Robert M. Bowman, the former head of the Star Wars missile defense
program will also be on hand to share his intimate knowledge of the
architecture of government and how such an attack could have been
pulled off by the highest levels of the elite.

Conference attendees will also be treated to a special *star studded*
appearance from a certain Hollywood personality that will be very
familiar indeed to everyone in the audience!

This is guaranteed to be unlike any other conference of its kind - the
first one ever presented by Alex Jones, a progenitor of the 9/11 Truth
Movement who was the first speak out and challenge the government's
official story of what happened on 9/11.

Come and experience the biggest ever 9/11 conference - More highly
respected speakers than any other, more amazing films than any other,
plus special surprise guests. Come to learn, come to share and come to
help each other create new strategies to defend the constitution and
save the republic from the grip of its greatest enemy.

Participation in this event is not limited to those who are already
awake to the truth of 9/11, but is open to all who have questions
about the official story. We also invite the mainstream media to join
us as fellow truth seekers and face the facts about the events
surrounding September 11th, 2001.

The conference will be held in the Sheraton's Grand Ballroom capable
of accommodating up to 1000 attendees. The hotel is also adjacent to a
modern shopping center full of shops and restaurants.

If you ever only attend one 9/11 event, make sure this is it.

Click here to visit the conference website.
2006-06-24 06:57:03 UTC
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From: "Black Elk" <***@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.bush,alt.politics.democrats.d,
Subject: GWBushLegacy: Out of control spending on the
corporate-military-political complex
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 21:35:45 -0600

Federal contracts up 86% under Bush; Halliburton rises 600%


Published: Monday June 19, 2006

Top contractor Lockheed got contracts larger than budget of Congress, Dept.
of Interior

WASHINGTON -- A new report claims that a "shadow government" of federal
contractors has exploded in size over the last five years.

The document, compiled at the request of Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and
distributed to RAW STORY, indicates that procurement spending increased by
over $175 billion between 2000 and 2005, making federal contracts the
fastest growing component of federal discretionary spending.



They knew...

Despite the whitewash, we know that the Bush administration
was warned before the war that its Iraq claims were weak.


"Sometimes" Bill said, "There are forces too powerful fo us to whip
individually, in the time framework that we would like. We have to keep
working at our goal. But we have to be sensible enough, not to risk
everything and get ourselves destroyed or killed in the process. That
victory we seek may take much longer than we wanted, and come in ways we
never anticipated."

William Colby (Ex CIA Director)

The Franklin Cover-up
2006-06-26 16:50:36 UTC

Ex-CIA agent's warnings on WMD validity ignored

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Then-Secretary of State Colin Powell told the United
Nations in February, 2003, about mobile WMD labs.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Colin Powell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A former CIA officer says he made repeated
efforts to alert top agency officials to problems with an Iraqi
defector's claims about the country's mobile biological weapons
labs but he was ignored, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

CIA officer Tyler Drumheller said he personally crossed out a
reference to the labs from a classified draft of a U.N. speech by
Secretary of State Colin Powell because he recognized the source as
a defector, code-named Curveball, who was suspected to be mentally
unstable and a liar.

Drumheller told the Post he was surprised when a few days later,
on February 5, 2003, Powell told the U.N. Security Council that
"we have first-hand descriptions of biological weapons factories
on wheels and rails."

"We thought we had taken care of the problem, but I turn on the
television and there it was again," said Drumheller, the CIA's
European operations chief before retiring last year.

He described repeated attempts to alert top CIA officials
to concerns about the defector before Powell's speech.

He said he also issued warnings before President Bush's January 28,
2003, State of the Union speech that included Bush statements about
Iraq's mobile labs "designed to produce germ warfare agents."

The warnings had no visible impact on then-CIA Director George Tenet,
the paper said, who vouched for the accuracy of the mobile lab claim
in briefing Powell before his speech. Tenet now says he learned of
the problems with Curveball much later and received no warnings from
Drumheller or anyone else.

The influence of Curveball in U.S. claims about Iraqi bioweapons
programs has been described in reports by the Los Angeles Times and
a commission on U.S. intelligence failures, the Post said, but
Drumheller's first-hand account added new details of the CIA's
embrace of a source whose credibility was unraveling.

The paper said the source was living in Germany, where the country's
foreign intelligence service had granted him asylum and immigration
permits for his family in return for details on one of President
Saddam Hussein's long-rumored weapons of mass destruction programs.

The German intelligence agency BND passed the defector's stories to
the Americans, but when pressed by the CIA it said nothing had been
verified. Drumheller said a German official told him at one point,
"I think the guy is a fabricator."

"He said, 'We also think he has psychological problems. We could
never validate his reports,"' Drumheller told the Post.

When Drumheller relayed the warnings, it sparked a series of
contentious meetings with other CIA analysts who believed reports
from the source, whose name has never been revealed.

2006 Reuters.
2006 Cable News Network LP, LLLP. A Time Warner Company.
2006-06-29 20:49:16 UTC
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From: James Redford <***@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: alt.politics.europe.misc,alt.politics.greens,
Subject: Cutting Off Arms and Crushing Children's Testicles:
Welcome to the New Freedom
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 15:47:37 -0400


Paramilitary Secret Police Kidnap, Detain, Torture Bilderberg Investigators

Interrogators threatened to "cut off arms" during 6 hour marathon of hell

Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet.com, June 29, 2006

Three Canadian citizens who visited the Brookestreet Hotel in Ottawa
to observe members of the Bilderberg Group earlier this month were
kidnapped, detained without charge and suffered the ordeal of a
marathon interrogation session and psychological torture--including
threats to "cut off the arms" of one of the victims.

The nightmare began on June 9th, the second day of the Bilderberg
conference. After being warned to leave the previous day, Joe Burd's
party of three left the site of the Brookestreet Hotel at 2pm where he
and Crystal Slack headed for a local bar, while Burd's friend,
electrician Don McCormick, rested in their rented vehicle which was
parked on a downtown street.

What happened next should chill the core of anyone who thinks that
westerners still live in a free society.

Joe Burd picks up the story.

"A military-grade task force involving local police, RCMP and members
of the 'Integrated National Security Enforcement Team' descended
around the rental vehicle with weapons pointed at Mr. McCormick. He
was abruptly and forcibly taken into custody from his vehicle, thrown
to the ground and kicked in head."[1]

After approaching the vehicle, Burd and his friend Crystal Slack were
also grabbed and kidnapped, taken to a RCMP holding facility, detained
without charges, harassed and interrogated for hours about their
connections to the "insurgent" and "threat to national security" Alex
Jones, who himself had been detained and interrogated for 15 hours at
the hands of Canadian immigration the previous day.[2]

They were the lucky ones.

McCormick was taken to a secret high security facility where he was
brutally interrogated without charge and mentally tortured for six
hours. He was accused of wanting to blow up the Brookestreet Hotel, as
the interrogators threatened to "cut off his arms" warning him that
they also "had his friends" in custody. This is the very definition of
psychological torture, the threat of physical harm and dismemberment.

One of the dictionary definitions of torture is, "dismemberment,
taking apart--the removal of limbs; being cut to pieces."[3] The threat
of extreme physical pain is a method used on suspected terrorists and
was also inflicted upon innocent prisoners at Abu Ghraib.

McCormick's anguish at the hands of the Canadian Gestapo didn't end there.

Interrogators told McCormick that he "would never be alone again" and
to "watch his back"--as he began to fear he would become the latest
victim of the worldwide rendition policy, and be taken to an Eastern
European gulag for further torture.[4]

McCormick was so stricken by the horror of his nightmare that many
of the details of what happened remained bottled up, partly from
threatened fear of reprisals if he told anyone what had occurred.

Finally being released and returning home the next day, McCormick
became delirious and had to be rushed to hospital after he collapsed.
He was diagnosed with severe dehydration and mental fatigue due to his
experiences in Ottawa. McCormick had to be sedated to help him sleep
as he babbled about having his arms cut off and interrogators
threatening to harm his friends.

From the experiences of Alex Jones during his 15 hour ordeal with
Canadian immigration officials, it was learned that the order to
impede Jones' party came directly from the Bilderberg Group itself.
With this knowledge in hand, it is by no means a stretch to assume
that the hellish treatment of Burd, McCormick and Slack was also a
mandate of the Bilderberg elitists.

These are the pleasures of the global elite and their security thug
enforcers--repression of free speech, intimidation, kidnapping,
grabbing people off the streets and treating them as terrorists, and
psychological torture--all carried out under the wilful arrogance that
they are protecting the nation from harm.

The real terrorists are the perverted bullies that kidnapped three
peaceful citizens and subjected them to a marathon of hell--and they
represent a threat to the freedom and way of life of all Canadians.

Click here [ http://prisonplanet.com/audio/290606burd.mp3 ] to listen
to an interview with Joe Burd.

Click here [ http://prisonplanet.com/audio/290606mccormick.mp3 ] to
listen to an interview with Don McCormick.


1. "Terror Canadian Style," Joe Burd, TruthMovement.CA, [accessed June
28, 2006] http://www.fathers.ca/anyone_can_be_called_an_insurgent.htm
, http://www.infowars.com/articles/nwo/terror_canadian_style.htm
2. "Alex Jones Detained On Orders Of Bilderberg Group: 15 hours of
hell at the hands of immigration who knew they were coming," Paul
Joseph Watson, Prison Planet.com, June 8, 2006
3. "Torture," TheFreeDictionary, Farlex, Inc.
4. "Bush 'Operating Secret Gulag in Eastern Europe,'" Andrew Buncombe,
Independent (U.K.), November 3, 2005


Crushing Children's Testicles

John Choon Yoo ( http://www.law.berkeley.edu/faculty/yooj/ ,
) is a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley
School of Law (Boalt Hall), one of the authors of the Patriot Act, and
is one of the main White House legal advisers on the use of torture to
President George Bush, Jr. Prof. John Yoo emigrated from South Korea
with his parents when he was an infant, and is now married to Elsa
Arnett, the daughter of reporter Peter Arnett.

Douglass Cassel
( http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/faculty/facultypages/cassel.html ) is the
Lilly Endowment Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil
and Human Rights at Notre Dame Law School.

The below excerpt is from a debate between Prof. John Yoo and Prof.
Doug Cassel on December 1, 2005 in Chicago:

Prof. Doug Cassel: If the President deems that he's got to torture
somebody, including by crushing the testicles of the person's child,
there is no law that can stop him?

Prof. John Yoo: No treaty.

Cassel: And also no law by Congress. That's what you wrote in the
August 2002 memo.

Yoo: I think it depends on why the President thinks he needs to do that.

You can listen to the above exchange on the below audio clip:

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The below audio clip is a longer recording which includes the above


See also:

"John Yoo Argues Pres. George Bush Has Legal Power to Torture
Children," Philip Watts, Revolution Newspaper (revcom.us):



Since H.R. 3162, i.e., the "USA Patriot Act," was passed into law on
October 26, 2001 without the Congress or Senate even being allowed to
read it before voting on it, the police can now secretly search your
house and take whatever they want from it without having to tell you
about it until they issue you a warrant up to six months later (see
SEC. 213). Also, the legal definition of "domestic terrorism" was
changed to include any "acts dangerous to human life that are a
violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State"
(see SEC. 802)--which could quite literally be jaywalking.

Indeed, smoking a joint could quite literally be domestic terrorism as
defined under this law, since the U.S. government considers such drug
use to be dangerous to human life, and since it is illegal after all.
But such an act is supposed to only qualify if it "appear[s] to be
intended to influence the policy of a Government by intimidation or
coercion." So smoking a joint would only be an act of "domestic
terrorism" if the U.S. Government thinks a person is doing it as a
protest against their drug laws--the clause for "intimidation" already
applies, otherwise the U.S. government would have no law against it.

And since P.L. 107-40 (September 18, 2001) was enacted and Bush, Jr.
signed the November 13, 2001 Presidential Military Order, *habeas
corpus* has been done away with as U.S. citizens can now be held
indefinitely and in secret on the mere suspicion that they are in some
way involved in "terrorism" (which can now be virtually anything--see
the above redefined definition of "domestic terrorism") without even
being charged; they can be tried by a secret military tribunal where
they will not have the right to cross-examine their accusers; and they
can be executed in secret. Indeed, U.S. citizens have already been
held for years without any charges even having been filed against them
(such as José Padilla and Yaser Esam Hamdi), and the U.S. government
says that it can keep U.S. citizens that way indefinitely.

So it's not surprising to find that the U.S. government has been
torturing innocent people, including U.S. citizens. This includes U.S.
soldiers torturing people in U.S. custody to death.

"Pakistan: U.S. Citizens Tortured, Held Illegally--FBI Participated in
Interrogations Despite Apparent Knowledge of Torture, Abduction,"
Human Rights Watch, May 24, 2005:


"Exclusive: Secret Memo--Send to Be Tortured," Michael Isikoff,
Newsweek, August 8, 2005 issue:


"Outsourcing Torture: The secret history of America's 'extraordinary
rendition' program," Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, Issue of February 14,
2005, posted February 7, 2005:


"CIA kidnapped terror suspects in the EU: lawmaker," Reuters, April
26, 2006:


Khalid El-Masri, an innocent German citizen, was abducted from
Macedonia and held by the U.S. military without charges from January
23 to May 28, 2004, during which time he was sodomized and tortured by
the U.S. military. He was taken by the U.S. military to Baghdad, Iraq
and then to the "Salt Pit" clandestine CIA torture center located
north of Kabul in Afghanistan.

"Khalid El-Masri," Wikipedia, June 25, 2006:


"Lawsuit Against CIA Is Dismissed: Mistaken Identity Led to
Detention," Jerry Markon, Washington Post, May 19, 2006; Page A13:


In the Bagram, Afghanistan U.S. military base, U.S. government
officials publicly admit that they're murdering Afghan inmates there
by torturing them to death:

"Afghan prisoners beaten to death at US military interrogation base:
'Blunt force injuries' cited in murder ruling," Duncan Campbell, The
Guardian (U.K.), March 7, 2003:


"Prisoners 'killed' at US base," BBC News, March 6, 2003:


"Army Details Scale of Abuse of Prisoners in an Afghan Jail," Douglas
Jehl, New York Times, March 12, 2005:


Included in the U.S. government's use of torture against innocent
people is the rape of women and male children:

"US military confirms existence of horrific pictures and video,"
Andrew Buncombe, Independent (U.K.), May 9, 2004:


Among other tortures, U.S. Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba's report details
homosexual anal rape committed by U.S. soldiers. Also detailed in U.S.
Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba's report and by other U.S. military sources,
Military Intelligence and the CIA ordered the torture at the Abu Ghaib

"U.S. Army report on Iraqi prisoner abuse: Executive summary of
Article 15-6 investigation of the 800th Military Police Brigade by
Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba," NBC News, May 4, 2004:


"Green light for Iraqi prison abuse came right from the top:
Classified documents show the former US military chief in Iraq
personally sanctioned measures banned by the Geneva Conventions,"
Andrew Buncombe, Independent (U.K.), April 3, 2005:


"Pentagon Report Set Framework For Use of Torture: Security or Legal
Factors Could Trump Restrictions, Memo to Rumsfeld Argued," Jess
Bravin, Wall Street Journal, June 7, 2004:


As Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said to reporters on May 7, 2004
concerning the pictures and videos of U.S. military torture of Iraqis
that the U.S. government still refuses to release: "The American
public needs to understand we're talking about rape and murder here.
We're not just talking about giving people a humiliating experience.
We're talking about rape and murder and some very serious charges."

"Rumsfeld: Worst Still To Come--Pentagon Boss Apologizes To Iraqis;
Says More Videos, Photos Exist," CBS News and Associated Press (AP),
May 7, 2004:


"Rueful Rumsfeld: 'Cruel' truth hurts: Rape and murder feared in Iraq
abuse," Noelle Straub, Boston Herald, May 8, 2004:


And as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on May 7, 2004 before
Congress concerning the pictures and videos of U.S. military torture
of Iraqis that the U.S. government still refuses to release: "Beyond
abuse of prisoners, there are other photos that depict incidents of
physical violence towards prisoners, acts that can only be described
as blatantly sadistic, cruel and inhuman ... There are a lot more
photographs and videos that exist ... If these are released to the
public, obviously it's going to make matters worse. That's just a
fact. I mean, I looked at them last night and they're hard to
believe." See:

"In quotes: Rumsfeld faces Congress," BBC News, May 7, 2004:



The U.S. government has been training its troops and foreign NATO and
U.N. military for a long time (i.e., well before the U.S.
government-staged 9/11 attacks) in putting U.S. citizens in
concentration camps and for total gun confiscation.

Watch Alex Jones's first two Police State video documentaries (both
published well before the U.S. government-staged 9/11 attacks) where
you can see U.S. troops training with U.N. troops in disarming
American citizens and putting them into concentration camps, and
anouncing over their loudspeakers: "Be calm, there is food, there is
water in the camp ... violation of camp rules will not be tolerated

They had American role-players screaming back at the U.S. and foreign
U.N. troops, "I'm an American! I'm an American! You can't do this to
me! I have rights!"

On Alex Jones's first two Police State video documentaries you can see
many more of these training exercizes conducted in other cities and
towns. Below you can watch Alex Jones's first two Police State videos
in full and for free:

Police State 2000 (published 1999):


Police State II: The Takeover (published 2000):


There have literally been hundreds of these type of training exercizes
going on in the U.S. since the early 1990s. For example, see:

Operation Urban Warrior, Oakland, California 1999:


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Australian, British and other foreign troops training with U.S. troops
for total gun confiscation of U.S. citizens and in rounding up U.S.
citizens into concentration camps at Operation Urban Warrior, Oakland,
California 1999

For more on this subject, see below:

"U.S. Can Confine Citizens Without Charges, Court Rules," Jerry
Markon, Washington Post, September 10, 2005; Page A01:


"Reagan Aides and the 'Secret' Government," Alfonso Chardy, Miami
Herald, July 5, 1987:


"Martial Law Concerns," Congressman Jim McDermott, House of
Representatives, March 11, 2003:


Below are some archives for mainstream major media news articles
dealing with these gulag matters:

Primary Prison Planet Mainstream-Media News Archive on FEMA
Concentration Camps:


FEMA Camps/Martial Law Archive:


Habeas Corpus Archive:

The below archived news articles deal with how the U.S. government can
indefinitely hold U.S. citizens who have not been charged with any
crime (as the U.S. government has already been doing), and how U.S.
citizens in general can be tried by a secret military tribunal where
they will not have the right to cross-examine their accusers, and they
can be executed in secret:


Model States Emergency Health Powers Act (which has been passed on the
Federal level) Archive:

The below news articles talk about how the U.S. government can
quarantine whole cities and round U.S. citizens up to be put in
concentration camps in the event of, e.g., a bio-weapons release:


Below are some additional documentation resources to learn more about
the FEMA concentration/extermination camps in the U.S.:


"Concentration Camps in Okanagon County?," Associated Press (via KXLY
News), February 25, 2003:



Interview of Okanogan County Commissioner Dave Schulz:


And see also:

"Foundations are in place for martial law in the US," Ritt Goldstein,
Sydney Morning Herald, July 27, 2002:


"Secret FEMA Plan To Use Pastors as Pacifiers in Preparation For
Martial Law: Nationwide initiative trains volunteers to teach
congregations to 'obey the government' during seizure of guns,
property, forced inoculations and forced relocation," Paul Joseph
Watson, Prison Planet.com, May 24, 2006:



James Redford, author of "Jesus Is an Anarchist," June 1, 2006
2006-07-04 20:02:39 UTC

Insanity Defense - US Presidential Dictatorship
By Chris Floyd
The Moscow Times

That the United States, once touted as the world's greatest democracy,
is now ruled by a presidential dictatorship is a fact beyond any
serious dispute. Indeed, the nation's political establishment seems to
have accepted this revolutionary system with remarkable docility, even
as its lineaments are further exposed week by week. The Bush
administration no longer bothers to hide the novel theory of
government that undergirds its coup, but declares it openly, in court,
in Congress, everywhere.

The theory holds that the president has the arbitrary right to ignore
any law that he feels is an unconstitutional infringement of his power
-- and a law is automatically unconstitutional if the president feels
it infringes on his power. This neatly squared circle makes Congress
irrelevant and removes the judiciary from the loop altogether. Thus,
the only effective instrument of power left in the land is the
"unitary executive": the fancy modern name that the legal minions of
President George W. Bush have given to the ancient concept of "tyranny."

The true nature of this presidential dictatorship has been laid bare
in a harrowing new book from reporter Ron Suskind, "The One Percent
Doctrine." Suskind, who once coaxed the regime's defining ethos from
an arrogant Bushist -- "We're an empire now, and when we act, we
create our own reality" -- paints a portrait of an administration
drunk on lawless power, a junta operated from the shadows by the grim
and literally heart-dead husk called Vice President Dick Cheney and
his long-time companion in skulduggery, Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld.

As Suskind notes, it was Cheney who enunciated the certifiably
paranoid principle that governs the regime's behavior: If there is
even a 1 percent chance that some state or group might do serious harm
to the United States, then America must respond as if that threat were
a certainty -- with full force, pre-emptively. Facts, truth, law are
unimportant; the only thing that matters is the projection of
unchallengeable power. "It's not about our analysis, or finding a
preponderance of evidence," Cheney said. "It's about our response."

This is plainly madness. Whether the insanity of the "doctrine" is
genuine -- i.e., a pathological panic reaction by gutless, pampered
fat-cats scared of the slightest murmur from the dusky tribes out
there, beyond the iron gates and razor wire of privilege -- or if,
more likely, it is simply the chosen rationalization for a gang of
predators tired of the few restraints that constitutional government
has placed on their lust for loot and domination, the end result is
the same: The most powerful country in the history of the world is
being run by moral degenerates in thrall to a lunatic policy.

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Email the Opinion Page Editor Suskind's book is full of chilling
passages, such as one about the pointless tortures inflicted, at
Bush's explicit suggestion, on Abu Zubaydah, a mentally ill al-Qaida
flunky. His capture in March 2002 was trumpeted as a "major victory"
in the war on terror, the bagging of a "top terrorist operative." But
interrogators quickly realized that he was just a low-level factotum
with multiple personality disorder and no knowledge of al-Qaida
operations or strategy.

So the administration had to create another reality. Told that
Zubaydah had revealed nothing of value under ordinary interrogation,
Bush first whined to CIA boss George Tenet ("You're not gonna make me
lose face on this, are ya?"), then pointedly asked: "So, do these
harsh techniques work?" He was referring to the "torture memos" drawn
up at his order by the White House legal team -- Machiavellian
documents which declared that anything less than deliberate murder or
permanent maiming should no longer be regarded as torture, The
Washington Post reports.

Bush's sinister nod and wink were clearly understood. The wretched
Zubaydah was "waterboarded," beaten repeatedly and threatened with
death. He was battered with white noise and deprived of sleep, and his
medication was taken away. His broken mind snapped completely. He
began spewing out whatever his tormentors wanted to hear, fantastic
tales of plots aimed at targets all over America -- meat for countless
"terror alerts" whenever the political situation called for a nice,
juicy scare to goose the rubes.

But perhaps the most revealing moment in Suskind's book is a brief
vignette that captures the quintessence of Bush's callous disregard
for the American people -- and the regime's strange, preternatural
calm in the face of imminent attack. In August 2001, while Bush
dawdled on his Texas dude ranch, the entire national security system
was, in Tenet's words, "blinking red" in expectation of a major
terrorist strike. On Aug. 6, a CIA official brought the infamous "Bin
Laden Determined to Strike in U.S." memo to Crawford and read it out
personally to the president. In response, he got nothing but a snide
dismissal: "All right, you've covered your ass now."

That was it. Bush had nothing else to say about this stark threat of
impending slaughter. He had no questions, no advice, no commands --
just smirking contempt. Even if we give Bush every benefit of the
doubt, even if we put the most charitable construction possible on his
behavior, the very best you could say of his reaction is that it
represents a blood-curdling degree of depraved indifference and
criminal negligence worthy of Nero.

Beyond this "best-case" scenario, you tumble into an abyss of
ever-darker implications, a deep murk that may never be dispelled. But
what we know, what is plain as day, is bad enough: Tyranny has come --
aggressive, remorseless, murderous, mad.


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Subject: Our G.I.'s Raping 15 year olds & killing Their Families
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Rape victim was 15 year old child
Details emerge in alleged atrocity by U.S. troops

By Ellen Knickmeyer

07/03/06 "Washington Post" -- --

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Fifteen-year-old Abeer Qasim Hamza was afraid, her
mother confided in a neighbor.

As pretty as she was young, the girl had attracted the unwelcome
attention of U.S. soldiers manning a checkpoint that the girl had to
pass through almost daily in their village in the south-central city
of Mahmoudiya, her mother told the neighbor.

Abeer told her mother often in her last days that the soldiers had
made advances toward her, a neighbor, Omar Janabi, said this weekend,
recounting a conversation he said he had with the girl's mother,
Fakhriyah, on March 10.

Fakhriyah feared the Americans might come for her daughter at night,
at their home.

She asked her neighbor if Abeer might sleep at his house, with the
women there.

Janabi said he agreed.

Then, "I tried to reassure her, remove some of her fear," Janabi said.

"I told her, the Americans would not do such a thing."

Abeer did not live to take up the offer of shelter at Janabi's home.

Instead, attackers came to the girl's house the next day, apparently
separating Abeer from her mother, father and 7-year-old sister.

Janabi and others knowledgeable about the incident said they believed
the attackers raped Abeer in another room.

Medical officials who handled the bodies said the girl had been raped,
but they did not elaborate.

Before leaving, the attackers fatally shot the four family members - two
of Abeer's brothers had been away at school - and attempted to set Abeer's
body on fire, according to Janabi, another neighbor who spoke on condition
of anonymity, the mayor of Mahmoudiya and a hospital administrator with
knowledge of the death certificates and of the case overall.

The U.S. military said last week that authorities were investigating
allegations of a rape and killings in Mahmoudiya by soldiers of the
502nd Infantry Regiment, part of the 4th Infantry Division.

The mayor of Mahmoudiya, Mouyad Fadhil Saif, said Sunday that the case
was being investigated by the U.S. military as an alleged atrocity.

Janabi was one of the first people to arrive at the house after the
attack, he said Saturday, speaking at the home of local tribal leaders.

He said he found Abeer sprawled dead in a corner, her hair and a
pillow next to her consumed by fire, and her dress pushed up to her neck.

"I was sure from the first glance that she had been raped," he said.

Despite the reassurances he had given the girl's mother earlier,
Janabi said, "I wasn't surprised what had happened, when I found that
the suspicion of the mother was correct."

The U.S. military has not identified the victims. U.S. military
officials contacted this weekend said they did not know the names of
the people involved or most other details of the case.

The military official pointed to one discrepancy in the accounts.

Preliminary information in the military investigation put the age of
the alleged rape victim at 20, rather than 15, as reported by her
neighbors, officials and hospital records and officials in Mahmoudiya.

U.S. soldiers at the scene initially ascribed the killings to Sunni
Arab insurgents active in the area, the U.S. military and local
residents said.

That puzzled villagers, who knew the family was Sunni, Janabi said.

Three months after the incident, two soldiers of the 502nd came
forward to say that soldiers of the unit were responsible, a U.S.
military official said last week.

The U.S. military began an investigation the next day, the official said.
2006-07-05 19:44:45 UTC

The legal mind behind the White House's war on terror.
Issue of 2006-07-03
Posted 2006-06-26

On December 18th, Colin Powell, the former Secretary of State, joined
other prominent Washington figures at FedEx Field, the Redskins'
stadium, in a skybox belonging to the team's owner. During the game,
between the Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys, Powell spoke of a recent
report in the Times which revealed that President Bush, in his pursuit
of terrorists, had secretly authorized the National Security Agency to
eavesdrop on American citizens without first obtaining a warrant from
the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, as required by federal
law. This requirement, which was instituted by Congress in 1978, after
the Watergate scandal, was designed to protect civil liberties and
curb abuses of executive power, such as Nixon's secret monitoring of
political opponents and the F.B.I.'s eavesdropping on Martin Luther
King, Jr. Nixon had claimed that as President he had the "inherent
authority" to spy on people his Administration deemed enemies, such as
the anti-Vietnam War activist Daniel Ellsberg. Both Nixon and the
institution of the Presidency had paid a high price for this
assumption. But, according to the Times, since 2002 the legal checks
that Congress constructed to insure that no President would repeat
Nixon's actions had been secretly ignored.

According to someone who knows Powell, his comment about the article
was terse. "It's Addington," he said. "He doesn't care about the
Constitution." Powell was referring to David S. Addington,
Vice-President Cheney's chief of staff and his longtime principal
legal adviser. Powell's office says that he does not recall making the
statement. But his former top aide, Lawrence Wilkerson, confirms that
he and Powell shared this opinion of Addington.

Most Americans, even those who follow politics closely, have probably
never heard of Addington. But current and former Administration
officials say that he has played a central role in shaping the
Administration's legal strategy for the war on terror. Known as the
New Paradigm, this strategy rests on a reading of the Constitution
that few legal scholars share-namely, that the President, as
Commander-in-Chief, has the authority to disregard virtually all
previously known legal boundaries, if national security demands it.
Under this framework, statutes prohibiting torture, secret detention,
and warrantless surveillance have been set aside. A former
high-ranking Administration lawyer who worked extensively on
national-security issues said that the Administration's legal
positions were, to a remarkable degree, "all Addington." Another
lawyer, Richard L. Shiffrin, who until 2003 was the Pentagon's deputy
general counsel for intelligence, said that Addington was "an
unopposable force."

The overarching intent of the New Paradigm, which was put in place
after the attacks of September 11th, was to allow the Pentagon to
bring terrorists to justice as swiftly as possible. Criminal courts
and military courts, with their exacting standards of evidence and
emphasis on protecting defendants' rights, were deemed too cumbersome.
Instead, the President authorized a system of detention and
interrogation that operated outside the international standards for
the treatment of prisoners of war established by the 1949 Geneva
Conventions. Terror suspects would be tried in a system of military
commissions, in Guant namo Bay, Cuba, devised by the executive branch.
The Administration designated these suspects not as criminals or as
prisoners of war but as "illegal enemy combatants," whose treatment
would be ultimately decided by the President. By emphasizing
interrogation over due process, the government intended to pre‰mpt
future attacks before they materialized. In November, 2001, Cheney
said of the military commissions, "We think it guarantees that we'll
have the kind of treatment of these individuals that we believe they

Yet, almost five years later, this improvised military model, which
Addington was instrumental in creating, has achieved very limited
results. Not a single terror suspect has been tried before a military
commission. Only ten of the more than seven hundred men who have been
imprisoned at Guant namo have been formally charged with any
wrongdoing. Earlier this month, three detainees committed suicide in
the camp. Germany and Denmark, along with the European Union and the
United Nations Commission on Human Rights, have called for the prison
to be closed, accusing the United States of violating internationally
accepted standards for humane treatment and due process. The New
Paradigm has also come under serious challenge from the judicial
branch. Two years ago, in Rasul v. Bush, the Supreme Court ruled
against the Administration's contention that the Guant namo prisoners
were beyond the reach of the U.S. court system and could not challenge
their detention. And this week the Court is expected to deliver a
decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, a case that questions the legality of
the military commissions.

For years, Addington has carried a copy of the U.S. Constitution in
his pocket; taped onto the back are photocopies of extra statutes that
detail the legal procedures for Presidential succession in times of
national emergency. Many constitutional experts, however, question his
interpretation of the document, especially his views on Presidential
power. Scott Horton, a professor at Columbia Law School, and the head
of the New York Bar Association's International Law committee, said
that Addington and a small group of Administration lawyers who share
his views had attempted to "overturn two centuries of jurisprudence
defining the limits of the executive branch. They've made war a matter
of dictatorial power." The historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., who
defined Nixon as the extreme example of Presidential overreaching in
his book "The Imperial Presidency" (1973), said he believes that Bush
"is more grandiose than Nixon." As for the Administration's legal
defense of torture, which Addington played a central role in
formulating, Schlesinger said, "No position taken has done more damage
to the American reputation in the world-ever."

Bruce Fein, a Republican legal activist, who voted for Bush in both
Presidential elections, and who served as associate deputy attorney
general in the Reagan Justice Department, said that Addington and
other Presidential legal advisers had "staked out powers that are a
universe beyond any other Administration. This President has made
claims that are really quite alarming. He's said that there are no
restraints on his ability, as he sees it, to collect intelligence, to
open mail, to commit torture, and to use electronic surveillance. If
you used the President's reasoning, you could shut down Congress for
leaking too much. His war powers allow him to declare anyone an
illegal combatant. All the world's a battlefield-according to this
view, he could kill someone in Lafayette Park if he wants! It's got
the sense of Louis XIV: `I am the State.' " Richard A. Epstein, a
prominent libertarian law professor at the University of Chicago,
said, "The President doesn't have the power of a king, or even that of
state governors. He's subject to the laws of Congress! The
Administration's lawyers are nuts on this issue." He warned of an
impending "constitutional crisis," because "their talk of the inherent
power of the Presidency seems to be saying that the courts can't stop
them, and neither can Congress."

The former high-ranking lawyer for the Administration, who worked
closely with Addington, and who shares his political conservatism,
said that, in the aftermath of September 11th, "Addington was more
like Cheney's agent than like a lawyer. A lawyer sometimes says no."
He noted, "Addington never said, `There is a line you can't cross.' "
Although the lawyer supported the President, he felt that his
Administration had been led astray. "George W. Bush has been damaged
by incredibly bad legal advice," he said.

David Addington is a tall, bespectacled man of forty-nine, who has a
thickening middle, a thatch of gray hair, and a trim gray beard, which
gives him the look of a sea captain. He is extremely private; he keeps
the door of his office locked at all times, colleagues say, because of
the national-security documents in his files. He has left almost no
public paper trail, and he does not speak to the press or allow
photographs to be taken for news stories. (He declined repeated
requests to be interviewed for this article.)

In many ways, his influence in Washington defies conventional
patterns. Addington doesn't serve the President directly. He has never
run for elected office. Although he has been a government lawyer for
his entire career, he has never worked in the Justice Department. He
is a hawk on defense issues, but he has never served in the military.

There are various plausible explanations for Addington's power,
including the force of his intellect and his personality, and his
closeness to Cheney, whose political views he clearly shares.
Addington has been an ally of Cheney's since the nineteen-eighties,
and has been referred to as "Cheney's Cheney," or, less charitably, as
"Cheney's hit man." Addington's talent for bureaucratic infighting is
such that some of his supporters tend to invoke, with admiration,
metaphors involving knives. Juleanna Glover Weiss, Cheney's former
press secretary, said, "David is efficient, discreet, loyal, sublimely
brilliant, and, as anyone who works with him knows, someone who, in a
knife fight, you want covering your back." Bradford Berenson, a former
White House lawyer, said, "He's powerful because people know he speaks
for the Vice-President, and because he's an extremely smart, creative,
and aggressive public official. Some engage in bureaucratic infighting
using slaps. Some use knives. David falls into the latter category.
You could make the argument that there are some costs. It introduces a
little fear into the policymaking process. Views might be more
candidly expressed without that fear. But David is like the Marines.
No better friend-no worse enemy." People who have sparred with him
agree. "He's utterly ruthless," Lawrence Wilkerson said. A former top
national-security lawyer said, "He takes a political litmus test of
everyone. If you're not sufficiently ideological, he would cut the
ground out from under you."

Another reason for Addington's singular role after September 11th is
that he offered legal certitude at a moment of great political and
legal confusion, in an Administration in which neither the President,
the Vice-President, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State,
nor the national-security adviser was a lawyer. (In the Clinton
Administration, all these posts, except for the Vice-Presidency, were
held by lawyers at some point.) Neither the Attorney General, John
Ashcroft, nor the White House counsel, Alberto Gonzales, had anything
like Addington's familiarity with national-security law. Moreover,
Ashcroft's relations with the White House were strained, and he was
left out of the inner circle that decided the most radical legal
strategies in the war on terror. Gonzales had more influence, because
of his longtime ties to the President, but, as an Administration
lawyer put it, "he was an empty suit. He was weak. And he doesn't know
shit about the Geneva Conventions." Participants in meetings in the
White House counsel's office, in the days immediately after September
11th, have described Gonzales sitting in a wingback chair, asking
questions, while Addington sat directly across from him and held
forth. "Gonzales would call the meetings," the former high-ranking
lawyer recalled. "But Addington was always the force in the room."
Bruce Fein said that the Bush legal team was strikingly
unsophisticated. "There is no one of legal stature, certainly no one
like Bork, or Scalia, or Elliot Richardson, or Archibald Cox," he
said. "It's frightening. No one knows the Constitution-certainly not

Conventional wisdom holds that September 11th changed everything,
including the thinking of Cheney and Addington. Brent Scowcroft, the
former national-security adviser, has said of Cheney that he barely
recognizes the reasonable politician he knew in the past. But a close
look at the twenty-year collaboration between Cheney and Addington
suggests that in fact their ideology has not changed much. It seems
clear that Addington was able to promote vast executive powers after
September 11th in part because he and Cheney had been laying the
political groundwork for years. "This preceded 9/11," Fein, who has
known both men professionally for decades, said. "I'm not saying that
warrantless surveillance did. But the idea of reducing Congress to a
cipher was already in play. It was Cheney and Addington's political

Addington's admirers see him as a selfless patriot, a workaholic
defender of a purist interpretation of Presidential power-the
necessary answer to threatening times. In 1983, Steve Berry, a
Republican lawyer and lobbyist in Washington, hired Addington to work
with him as the legislative counsel to the House Intelligence
Committee; he has been a career patron and close friend ever since. He
said, "I know him well, and I know that if there's a threat he will do
everything in his power, within the law, to protect the United
States." Berry added that Addington is acutely aware of the legal
tensions between liberty and security. "We fought ourselves every day
about it," he recalled. But, he said, they concluded that a "strong
national security and defense" was the first priority, and that
"without a strong defense, there's not much expectation or hope of
having other freedoms." He said that there is no better defender of
the country than Addington: "I've got a lot of respect for the guy.
He's probably the foremost expert on intelligence and
national-security law in the nation right now." Berry has a daughter
who works in New York City, and he said that when he thinks of her
safety he appreciates the efforts that Addington has made to
strengthen the country's security. He said, "For Dave, protecting
America isn't just a virtue. It's a personal mission. I feel safer
just knowing he's where he is."

Berry said of his friend, "He's methodical, conscientious, analytical,
and logical. And he's as straight an arrow as they come." He noted
that Addington refuses to let Berry treat him to a hamburger because
it might raise issues of influence-buying-instead, they split the
check. Addington, he went on, has a dazzling ability to recall the
past twenty-five years' worth of intelligence and national-security
legislation. For many years, he kept a vast collection of legal
documents in a library in his modest brick-and-clapboard home, in
Alexandria, Virginia. One evening several years ago, lightning struck
a nearby power line and the house caught fire; much of the archive
burned. The fire started at around nine in the evening, and Addington,
typically, was still in his office. His wife, Cynthia, and their three
daughters were fine, but the loss of his extraordinary collection of
papers and political memorabilia, Berry said, "was very hard for him
to accept. All you get in this work is memorabilia. There is no cash.
But he's the type of guy who gets psychic benefit from going to work
every day, making a difference."

Though few people doubt Addington's knowledge of national-security
law, even his admirers question his political instincts. "The only
time I've seen him wrong is on his political judgment," a former
colleague said. "He has a tin ear for political issues. Sometimes the
law says one thing, but you have to at least listen to the other side.
He will cite case history, case after case. David doesn't see why you
have to compromise." Even Berry offered a gentle criticism: "His
political skills can be overshadowed by his pursuit of what he feels
is legally correct."

Addington has been a hawk on national defense since he was a
teen-ager. Leonard Napolitano, an engineer who was one of Addington's
close childhood friends, and whose political leanings are more like
those of his sister, Janet Napolitano, the Democratic governor of
Arizona, joked, "I don't think that in high school David was a
believer in the divine right of kings." But, he said, Addington was
"always conservative."

The Addingtons were a traditional Catholic military family. They moved
frequently; David's father, Jerry, an electrical engineer in the Army,
was assigned to a variety of posts, including Saudi Arabia and
Washington, D.C., where he worked with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As a
teen-ager, Addington told a friend that he hoped to live in Washington
himself when he grew up. Jerry Addington, a 1940 graduate of West
Point who won a Bronze Star during the Second World War, also served
in Korea and at the North American Air Defense Command, in Colorado;
he reached the rank of brigadier general before he retired, in 1970,
when David was thirteen. David attended public high school in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, and his father began a second career,
teaching middle-school math. His mother, Eleanore, was a housewife;
the family lived in a ranch house in a middle-class subdivision. She
still lives there; Jerry died in 1994. "We are an extremely close
family," one of Addington's three older sisters, Linda, recalled
recently. "Discipline was very important for us, and faith was very
important. It was about being ethical-the right thing to do whether
anyone else does it or not. I see that in Dave." She was reluctant to
say more. "Dave is most deliberate about his privacy," she added.

Socially, Napolitano recalled, he and Addington were "the brains, or
nerds." Addington stood out for wearing black socks with shorts. He
and his friends were not particularly athletic, and they liked to play
poker all night on weekends, stopping early in the morning for
breakfast. Their circle included some girls, until the boys found them
"too distracting to our interest in cards," Napolitano recalled.

When he and Addington were in high school, Napolitano said, the
Vietnam War was in its final stages, and "there was a certain amount
of `Challenge authority' and alcohol and drugs, but they weren't
issues in our group." Addington's high-school history teacher, Irwin
Hoffman, whom Napolitano recalled as wonderful, exacting, and "a
flaming liberal," said that Addington felt strongly that America
"should have stayed and won the Vietnam War, despite the fact that we
were losing." Hoffman, who is retired, added, "The boy seemed
terribly, terribly bright. He wrote well, and he was very verbal, not
at all reluctant to express his opinions. He was pleasant and quite
handsome. He also had a very strong sarcastic streak. He was scornful
of anyone who said anything that was na‹ve, or less than bright. His
sneers were almost palpable."

Addington graduated in 1974, the year that Nixon resigned. In the
aftermath of Watergate, liberal Democratic reformers imposed tighter
restraints on the President and reined in the C.I.A., whose excesses
were critiqued in congressional hearings, led by Senator Frank Church
and Representative Otis Pike, that exposed details of assassination
plots, coup attempts, mind-control experiments, and domestic spying.
Congress passed a series of measures aimed at reinvigorating the
system of checks and balances, including an expanded Freedom of
Information Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the law
requiring judicial review before foreign suspects inside the country
could be wiretapped. It also created the House and Senate Intelligence
Committees, which oversee all covert C.I.A. activities.

After high school, Addington pursued an ambition that he had had for
years: to join the military. Rather than attending West Point, as his
father had, he enrolled in the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis. But
he dropped out before the end of his freshman year. He went home and,
according to Napolitano, worked in a Long John Silver's restaurant.
"The academy wasn't academically challenging enough for him,"
Napolitano said.

Addington went to Georgetown University, graduating summa cum laude,
in 1978, from the school of foreign service; he went on to earn honors
at Duke Law School. After graduating, in 1981, he married Linda
Werling, a graduate student in pharmacology. The marriage ended in
divorce. His current wife, Cynthia, takes care of their three girls

Soon after leaving Duke, Addington started his first job, in the
general counsel's office at the C.I.A. A former top agency lawyer who
later worked with Addington said that Addington strongly opposed the
reform movements that followed Vietnam and Watergate. "Addington was
too young to be fully affected by the Vietnam War," the lawyer said.
"He was shaped by the postwar, post-Watergate years instead. He
thought the Presidency was too weakened. He's a believer that in
foreign policy the executive is meant to be quite powerful."

These views were shared by Dick Cheney, who served as chief of staff
in the Ford Administration. "On a range of executive-power issues,
Cheney thought that Presidents from Nixon onward yielded too quickly,"
Michael J. Malbin, a political scientist who has advised Cheney on the
issue of executive power, said. Kenneth Adelman, who was a
high-ranking Pentagon official under Ford, said that the fall of
Saigon, in 1975, was "very painful for Dick. He believed that Vietnam
could have been saved-maybe-if Congress hadn't cut off funding. He was
against that kind of interference."

Jane Harman, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee,
who has spent considerable time working with Cheney and Addington in
recent years, believes that they are still fighting Watergate.
"They're focussed on restoring the Nixon Presidency," she said.
"They've persuaded themselves that, following Nixon, things went all
wrong." She said that in meetings Addington is always courtly and
pleasant. But when it comes to accommodating Congress "his answer is
always no."

In a revealing interview that Cheney gave last December to reporters
travelling with him to Oman, he explained, "I do have the view that
over the years there had been an erosion of Presidential power and
authority. . . . A lot of the things around Watergate and Vietnam
both, in the seventies, served to erode the authority I think the
President needs." Further, Cheney explained, it was his express aim to
restore the balance of power. The President needed to be able to act
as Alexander Hamilton had described it in the Federalist Papers, with
"secrecy" and "despatch"-especially, Cheney said, "in the day and age
we live in . . . with the threats we face." He added, "I believe in a
strong, robust executive authority, and I think the world we live in
demands it."

At the C.I.A., where Addington spent two years, he focussed on
curtailing the ability of Congress to interfere in intelligence
gathering. "He was a rookie, plenty bright," Frederick Hitz, another
C.I.A. lawyer, who later became Inspector General, recalled. After the
Church and Pike hearings, legislators came up with hundreds of pages
of oversight recommendations, he said. "Addington was very pro-agency.
He was trying to figure out how to comply with government oversight
without getting hog-tied." Addington viewed the public airings of the
C.I.A.'s covert activities as "an absolute disaster," Berry recalled.
"We both felt that Congress did great harm by flinging open the doors
to operational secrets."

When Addington joined the C.I.A., it was directed by William J. Casey,
who also regarded congressional constraints on the agency as
impediments to be circumvented. His sentiment about congressional
overseers was best captured during a hearing about covert actions in
Central America, when he responded to tough questioning by muttering
the word "assholes." After Reagan's election in 1980, the executive
branch was dominated by conservative Republicans, while the House was
governed by liberal Democrats. The two parties fought intensely over
Central America; the Reagan Administration was determined to overthrow
the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua. Using their
constitutional authority over appropriations, the Democrats in
Congress forbade the C.I.A. to spend federal funds to support the
Contras, a rightist rebel group. But Casey's attitude, as Berry
recalled it, was "We're gonna fund these freedom fighters whether
Congress wants us to or not." Berry, then the staff director for the
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, asked Casey for help
in fighting the Democrats. Soon afterward, Addington joined Berry on
Capitol Hill.

When the Iran-Contra scandal broke, in 1986, it exposed White House
arms deals and foreign fund-raising designed to help the
anti-Sandinista forces in Nicaragua. Members of Congress were furious.
Summoned to Capitol Hill, Casey lied, denying that funds for the
Contras had been solicited from any foreign governments, although he
knew that the Saudis, among others, had agreed to give millions of
dollars to the Contras, at the request of the White House. Even within
the Reagan Administration, the foreign funding was controversial.
Secretary of State George Shultz had warned Reagan that he might be
committing an impeachable offense. But, under Casey's guidance, the
White House went ahead with the plan; Shultz, having expressed
misgivings, was not told. It was a bureaucratic tactic that Addington
reprised after September 11th, when Powell was left out of key
deliberations about the treatment of detainees. Lawrence Wilkerson,
Powell's aide, said that he was aware of Addington's general strategy:
"We had heard that, behind our backs, he was saying that Powell was
`soft, but easy to get around.' "

The Iran-Contra scandal substantially weakened Reagan's popularity
and, eventually, seven people were convicted of seventeen felonies.
Cheney, who was then a Republican congressman from Wyoming, worried
that the scandal would further undercut Presidential authority. In
late 1986, he became the ranking Republican on a House select
committee that was investigating the scandal, and he commissioned a
report on Reagan's support of the Contras. Addington, who had become
an expert in intelligence law, contributed legal research. The
scholarly-sounding but politically outlandish Minority Report,
released in 1987, argued that Congress-not the President-had
overstepped its authority, by encroaching on the President's
foreign-policy powers. The President, the report said, had been driven
by "a legitimate frustration with abuses of power and irresolution by
the legislative branch." The Minority Report sanctioned the
President's actions to a surprising degree, considering the number of
criminal charges that resulted from the scandal. The report also
defended the legality of ignoring congressional intelligence
oversight, arguing that "the President has the Constitutional and
statutory authority to withhold notifying Congress of covert actions
under rare conditions." And it condemned "legislative hostage taking,"
noting that "Congress must realize . . . that the power of the purse
does not make it supreme" in matters of war. In his December interview
with reporters, Cheney proudly cited this document. "If you want
reference to an obscure text, go look at the minority views that were
filed in the Iran-Contra committee, the Iran-Contra report, in about
1987," he said. "Part of the argument was whether the President had
the authority to do what was done in the Reagan years."

Addington and Cheney became a formidable team, but it was soon clear
that Addington would not join Cheney as a politician. Adelman recalled
Addington's personality as "dour," adding that, "unlike with Dick, I
never saw much of a sense of humor. Cheney can be witty and funny.
David is sober. I didn't see him at social events much." But, he
added, "Dick wasn't looking for friends at work. He was looking for
performance. And David delivers. He's efficient and dedicated. He's a
doer." He went on, "Cheney's not a lawyer, so he would defer to David
on the law."

In 1989, President George H. W. Bush appointed Cheney Secretary of
Defense. Cheney hired Addington first as his special assistant and,
later, as the Pentagon's general counsel. At the Pentagon, Addington
became widely known as Cheney's gatekeeper-a stickler for process who
controlled the flow of documents to his boss. Using a red felt-tipped
pen, he covered his colleagues' memos with comments before returning
them for rewrites. His editing invariably made arguments sharper,
smarter, and more firm in their defense of Cheney's executive powers,
a former military official who worked with him said.

At the Pentagon, Addington took a particular interest in the covert
actions of the Special Forces. A former colleague recalled that, after
attending a demonstration by Special Forces officers, he mocked the
C.I.A., which was constrained by oversight laws. "This is how real
covert operations are done," he said. (After September 11th, the
Pentagon greatly expanded its covert intelligence operations; these
programs have less congressional oversight than those of the C.I.A.)
Cheney, throughout his tenure as Defense Secretary, shared with
Addington a pessimistic view of the Soviet Union. Both remained
skeptical of Gorbachev long after the State Department, the
national-security adviser, and the C.I.A. had concluded that he was a
reformer. "They were always, like, `Whoa-beware the Bear!' " Wilkerson
recalled. They immersed themselves in "continuity of government
exercises"-studying with unusual intensity how the government might
survive a nuclear attack. According to "Rise of the Vulcans," a
history of the period by James Mann, Cheney, more than once, spent the
night in an underground bunker.

A decade later, when hijacked planes slammed into the Twin Towers and
the Pentagon, Addington, perhaps more than anyone else in the U.S.
government, was ready to act. During the Clinton Presidency, he had
worked as a lawyer for various business interests, such as the
American Trucking Associations, and in 1994 he had led an exploratory
Presidential campaign for Cheney, who decided against running. Once
Cheney became Vice-President, Addington helped oversee the transition,
setting up the most powerful Vice-Presidency in America's history.
Addington's high-school friend Leonard Napolitano said Addington told
him that he and Cheney were merging the Vice-President's office with
the President's into a single "Executive Office," instead of having
"two different camps." Napolitano added, "David said that Cheney saw
the Vice-President as the executive and implementer of the President."
Addington created a system to insure that virtually all important
documents relating to national-security matters were seen by the
Vice-President's office. The former high-ranking Administration lawyer
said that Addington regularly attended White House legal meetings with
the C.I.A. and the National Security Agency. He received copies of all
National Security Council documents, including internal memos from the
staff. And, as a former top official in the Defense Department, he
exerted influence over the legal office at the Pentagon, helping his
prot‚g‚ William J. Haynes secure the position of general counsel. A
former national-security lawyer, speaking of the Pentagon's legal
office, said, "It's obvious that Addington runs the whole operation."

In the days after September 11th, a half-dozen White House lawyers had
heated discussions about how to frame the Administration's legal
response to the attacks. Bradford Berenson, one of the participants,
recalled how "raw" feelings were at the time: "There were thousands of
bereaved American families. Everyone was expecting additional attacks.
The only planes in the air were military. At a moment like that,
there's an intense focus on responsibility and accountability.
Preventing another attack should always be within the law. But if you
have to err on the side of being too aggressive or not aggressive
enough, you'd err by being too aggressive."

Berry said that Addington felt this keenly. "I've talked to David
about this a little. Psychologically, it's really taxing to read every
day not about one or two but about a dozen, or two dozen, legitimate
reports about efforts to take out U.S. citizens. . . . There's a
little bit of a bunker mentality that set in among some of the
national-security-policy officials after 9/11."

Almost immediately, other Administration lawyers noticed that
Addington dominated the internal debates. His assumption, shared by
other hard-line lawyers in the White House counsel's office and in the
Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, was that the
criminal-justice system was insufficient to handle the threat from
terrorism. The matter was settled without debate, Berenson recalled:
"There was a consensus that we had to move from retribution and
punishment to pre‰mption and prevention. Only a warfare model allows
that approach."

Richard Shiffrin, the former Pentagon lawyer, said that during a tense
White House meeting held in the Situation Room just a few days after
September 11th "all of us felt under a great deal of pressure to be
willing to consider even the most extraordinary proposals. The C.I.A.,
the N.S.C., the State Department, the Pentagon, and the Justice
Department all had people there. Addington was particularly strident.
He'd sit, listen, and then say, `No, that's not right.' He was
particularly doctrinaire and ideological. He didn't recognize the
wisdom of the other lawyers. He was always right. He didn't listen. He
knew the answers." The details of the discussion are classified,
Shiffrin said, but he left with the impression that Addington "doesn't
believe there should be co-equal branches." Another participant
recalled, "If you favored international law, you were in danger of
being called `soft on terrorism' by Addington." He added that
Addington's manner in meetings was "very insistent and very loud." Yet
another participant said that, whenever he cautioned against
executive-branch overreaching, Addington would respond brusquely,
"There you go again, giving away the President's power."

Some of the protests from Democrats about the Administration's legal
arguments and some of the declarations of high principle from
Republicans are mere partisan gestures. Both sides have changed their
views about the need for a strong President, depending on whether they
were in power. "It's a matter of degree," the liberal Princeton
historian Sean Wilentz said. "War always expands the powers of the
Presidency. And Presidents always overreach." Lincoln infamously
suspended habeas-corpus rights during the Civil War, locking up
thousands of Confederate sympathizers without due process, and
Franklin D. Roosevelt interned more than a hundred thousand innocent
Japanese-Americans. "Someone said that this Administration is
monarchical," Wilentz added. "That's just rhetoric. We're not a
dictatorship. At the same time, this White House has assumed powers
for itself that no previous Administration has done." Bush's defenders
frequently cite the example of Lincoln as a justification for placing
national security above the rule of law. But Schlesinger, in his book
"War and the American Presidency" (2004), points out that Lincoln
never "claimed an inherent and routine right to do what [he] did." The
Bush White House, he told me, has seized on these historical
aberrations and turned them into a doctrine of Presidential

On September 25th, the Office of Legal Counsel issued a memo declaring
that the President had inherent constitutional authority to take
whatever military action he deemed necessary, not just in response to
the September 11th attacks but also in the prevention of any future
attacks from terrorist groups, whether they were linked to Al Qaeda or
not. The memo's broad definition of the enemy went beyond that of
Congress, which, on September 14th, had passed legislation authorizing
the President to use military force against "nations, organizations,
or persons" directly linked to the attacks. The memo was written by
John Yoo, a lawyer in the Office of Legal Counsel who worked closely
with Addington, and said, in part, "The power of the President is at
its zenith under the Constitution when the President is directing
military operations of the armed forces, because the power of the
Commander-in-Chief is assigned solely to the President." The memo
acknowledged that Article I of the Constitution gives Congress the
power to declare war, but argued that it was a misreading to assume
that the article gives Congress the lead role in making war. Instead,
the memo said, "it is beyond question that the President has the
plenary Constitutional power to take such military actions as he deems
necessary and appropriate to respond to the terrorist attacks upon the
United States on September 11, 2001." It concluded, "These decisions,
under our Constitution, are for the President alone to make."

Another memo sanctioned torture when the President deems it necessary;
yet another claimed that there were virtually no valid legal
prohibitions against the inhumane treatment of foreign prisoners held
by the C.I.A. outside the U.S. Most of these decisions, according to
many Administration officials who were involved in the process, were
made in secrecy, and the customary interagency debate and vetting
procedures were sidestepped. Addington either drafted the memos
himself or advised those who were drafting them. "Addington's
fingerprints were all over these policies," said Wilkerson, who, as
Powell's top aide, later assembled for the Secretary a dossier of
internal memos detailing the decision-making process.

On November 13, 2001, an executive order setting up the military
commissions was issued under Bush's signature. The decision stunned
Powell; the national-security adviser, Condoleezza Rice; the
highest-ranking lawyer at the C.I.A.; and many judge advocate
generals, or JAGs, the top lawyers in the military services. None of
them had been consulted. Michael Chertoff, the head of the Justice
Department's criminal division, who had argued for trying terror
suspects in the U.S. courts, was also bypassed. And the order
surprised John Bellinger III, the National Security Council legal
adviser and deputy White House counsel, who had been formally asked to
help create a legal method for trying foreign terror suspects.
According to multiple sources, Addington secretly usurped the process.
He and a few hand-picked associates, including Bradford Berenson and
Timothy Flanigan, a lawyer in the White House counsel's office, wrote
the executive order creating the commissions. Moreover, Addington did
not show drafts of the order to Powell or Rice, who, the senior
Administration lawyer said, was incensed when she learned about her

The order proclaimed a state of "extraordinary emergency," and
announced that the rules for the military commissions would be
dictated by the Secretary of Defense, without review by Congress or
the courts. The commissions could try any foreign person the President
or his representatives deemed to have "engaged in" or "abetted" or
"conspired to commit" terrorism, without offering the right to seek an
appeal from anyone but the President or the Secretary of Defense.
Detainees would be treated "humanely," and would be given "full and
fair trials," the order said. Yet the order continued that "it is not
practicable" to apply "the principles of law and the rules of evidence
generally recognized in the trial of criminal cases in the United
States district courts." The death penalty, for example, could be
imposed even if there was a split verdict. Moreover, in December,
2001, the Department of Defense circulated internal memos suggesting
that, in the commission system, defendants would have only limited
rights to confront their accusers, see all the evidence against them,
or be present during their trials. There would be no right to remain
silent, and hearsay evidence would be admissible, as would evidence
obtained through physical coercion. Guilt did not need to be proved
beyond a reasonable doubt. The order firmly established that terrorism
would henceforth be approached on a war footing, endowing the
President with enhanced powers.

The precedent for the order was an arcane 1942 case, ex parte Quirin,
in which Franklin Roosevelt created a military commission to try eight
Nazi saboteurs who had infiltrated the United States via submarines.
The Supreme Court upheld the case, 8-0, but even the conservative
Justice Antonin Scalia has called it "not this Court's finest hour."
Roosevelt was later criticized for creating a sham process. Moreover,
while he used military commissions to try a handful of suspects who
had already admitted their guilt, the Bush White House was proposing
expanding the process to cover thousands of "enemy combatants." It was
also ignoring the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which, having
codified procedures for courts-martial in 1951, had rendered Quirin
out of date.

Berenson said, "The legal foundation was very strong. F.D.R.'s order
establishing military commissions had been upheld by the Supreme
Court. This was almost identical. What we underestimated was the
extent to which the culture had shifted beneath us since World War
Two." Concerns about civil liberties and human rights, and anger over
Vietnam and Watergate, he said, had turned public opinion against a
strong executive branch: "But Addington thought military commissions
had to be a tool at the President's disposal."

Rear Admiral Donald Guter, who was the Navy's chief JAG until June,
2002, said that he and the other JAGs, who were experts in the laws of
war, tried unsuccessfully to amend parts of the military-commission
plan when they learned of it, days before the order was formally
signed by the President. "But we were marginalized," he said. "We were
warning them that we had this long tradition of military justice, and
we didn't want to tarnish it. The treatment of detainees was a huge
issue. They didn't want to hear it." In a 2004 report in the Times,
Guter said that when he and the other JAGs told Haynes that they
needed more information, Haynes replied, "No, you don't." (Haynes's
office offered no comment.)

At the Defense Department, Shiffrin, the deputy general counsel for
intelligence, and a career lawyer rather than a political appointee,
was taken aback when Haynes showed him the order. Earlier in
Shiffrin's career, at the Justice Department, his office had been in
the same room where the Nazi defendants were tried, and he had become
interested in the case, which he said he regarded as "one of the worst
Supreme Court cases ever." He recalled informing Haynes that he was
skeptical of the Administration's invocation of Quirin. "Gee, this is
problematic," Shiffrin told him.

Marine Major Dan Mori, the uniformed lawyer who has been assigned to
defend David Hicks, one of the ten terror suspects in Guant namo who
have been charged, said of the commissions, "It was a political stunt.
The Administration clearly didn't know anything about military law or
the laws of war. I think they were clueless that there even was a
U.C.M.J. and a Manual for Courts-Martial! The fundamental problem is
that the rules were constructed by people with a vested interest in

Mori said that the charges against the detainees reflected a profound
legal confusion. "A military commission can try only violations of the
laws of war," he said. "But the Administration's lawyers didn't
understand this." Under federal criminal statutes, for example,
conspiring to commit terrorist acts is a crime. But, as the Nuremburg
trials that followed the Second World War established, under the laws
of war it is not, since all soldiers could be charged with conspiring
to fight for their side. Yet, Mori said, a charge of conspiracy "is
the only thing there is in many cases at Guant namo-guilt by
association. So you've got this big problem." He added, "I hope that
nobody confuses military justice with these `military commissions.'
This is a political process, set up by the civilian leadership. It's
inept, incompetent, and improper."

Under attack from defense lawyers like Mori, the military commissions
have been tied up in the courts almost since the order was issued.
Bellinger and others fought to make the commissions fairer, so that
they could withstand court challenges, and the Pentagon gradually
softened its rules. But Administration lawyers involved in the process
said that Addington resisted at every turn. He insisted, for instance,
on maintaining the admissibility of statements obtained through
coercion, or even torture. In meetings, he argued that officials in
charge of the military commissions should be given maximum flexibility
to decide whether to include such evidence. "Torture isn't important
to Addington as a scientific matter, good or bad, or whether it works
or not," the Administration lawyer, who is familiar with these
debates, said. "It's more about his philosophy of Presidential power.
He thinks that if the President wants torture he should get torture.
He always argued for `maximum flexibility.' "

Last month, Addington lost this internal battle. The Administration
rescinded the provision allowing coerced testimony, after even the
military officials overseeing the commissions supported the reform.
According to a senior Administration legal adviser who participated in
discussions about the commissions, Addington remained opposed to the
change. "He wanted no changes," the lawyer said. "He said the rules
were good, right from the start." Addington accused officials who were
trying to reform the rules of "giving away the President's prerogatives."

President Bush has blamed the legal challenges for the delays in
prosecuting Guant namo detainees. But many lawyers, even some inside
the Administration, believe that the challenges were inevitable,
considering the dubious constitutionality of the commissions. The
Supreme Court's ruling in the Hamdan case is expected to establish
whether the commissions meet basic standards of due process. The
Administration lawyer isn't sanguine about the outcome. "It shows
again that Addington overreached," he said.

Meanwhile, Addington has fought tirelessly to stem reform of other
controversial aspects of the New Paradigm, such as the detention and
interrogation of terror suspects. Last year, he and Cheney led an
unsuccessful campaign to defeat an amendment, proposed by Senator John
McCain, to ban the abusive treatment of detainees held by the military
or the C.I.A. Government officials who have worked closely with
Addington say he insists that legal flexibility is necessary, because
of the iniquity of the enemy; moreover, he does not believe that the
legal positions taken by the Bush Administration in the war on terror
have damaged the country's international reputation. "He's a very
smart guy, but he gives no credibility to those who say these policies
are hurting us around the world," the senior Administration legal
adviser said. "His feeling is that there are no costs. He'll say
people are just whining. He thinks most of them would be against us no
matter what." In Addington's view, critics of the Administration's
aggressive legal policies are just political enemies of the President.

Yet, from the start, some of the sharpest critics of
detainee-treatment policies have been military and law-enforcement
officials inside the Bush Administration; people close to it, like
McCain; and our foreign allies. Just a few months after the Guant namo
detention centers were established, members of the Administration
began receiving reports that questioned whether all the prisoners
there were really, as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld had
labelled them, "the worst of the worst." Guter said that the Pentagon
had originally planned to screen the suspects individually on the
battlefields in Afghanistan; such "Article 5 hearings" are a provision
of the Geneva Conventions. But the White House cancelled the hearings,
which had been standard protocol during the previous fifty years,
including in the first Gulf War. In a January 25, 2002, legal
memorandum, Administration lawyers dismissed the Geneva Conventions as
"obsolete," "quaint," and irrelevant to the war on terror. The memo
was signed by Gonzales, but the Administration lawyer said he believed
that "Addington and Flanigan were behind it." The memo argued that all
Taliban and Al Qaeda detainees were illegal enemy combatants, which
eliminated "any argument regarding the need for case-by-case
determination of P.O.W. status." Critics claim that the lack of a
careful screening process led some innocent detainees to be
imprisoned. "Article 5 hearings would have cost them nothing," the
Administration lawyer, who was involved in the process, said. "They
just wanted to make a point on executive power-that the President can
designate them all enemy combatants if he wants to."

Guter, the Navy JAG, said that, before long, he and other military
experts began to wonder whether the reason they weren't getting much
useful intelligence from Guant namo was that, as he puts it, "it
wasn't there." Guter, who was in the Pentagon on September 11th, said,
"I don't have a sympathetic bone in my body for the terrorists. But I
just wanted to make sure we were getting the right people-the real
terrorists. And I wanted to make sure we were doing it in a way
consistent with our values."

While the JAGs' questions about the treatment of detainees went
largely unheeded, he said, the C.I.A. was simultaneously raising
similar concerns. In the summer of 2002, the agency had sent an
Arabic-speaking analyst to Guant namo to find out why more
intelligence wasn't being collected, and, after interviewing several
dozen prisoners, he had come back with bad news: more than half the
detainees, he believed, didn't belong there. He wrote a devastating
classified report, which reached General John Gordon, the deputy
national-security adviser for combatting terrorism. In a series of
meetings at the White House, Gordon, Bellinger, and other officials
warned Addington and Gonzales that potentially innocent people had
been locked up in Guant namo and would be indefinitely. "This is a
violation of basic notions of American fairness," Gordon and Bellinger
argued. "Isn't that what we're about as a country?" Addington's
response, sources familiar with the meetings said, was "These are
`enemy combatants.' Please use that term. They've all been through a
screening process. We don't have anything to talk about."

A former Administration official said of Addington's response, "It
seemed illogical. How could you deny the possibility that one or more
people were locked up who shouldn't be? There were old people, sick
people-why do we want to keep them?" At the meeting, Gordon and
Bellinger argued, "The American public understands that wars are
confusing and exceptional things happen. But the American public will
expect some due process."

Addington and Gonzales dismissed this concern. The former
Administration official recalled that Addington was "the dominant
voice. It was a non-debate, in his view." The confrontation made
clear, though, that Addington had been informed early that there were
problems at Guant namo. "There wasn't a lack of knowledge or
understanding," the former official said.

Addington has proved deft at outmaneuvering his critics. Documents
embarrassing to Addington's opponents have been leaked to the press,
if not necessarily by him. A top-secret N.S.C. memo describing
Powell's request to reconsider the suspension of the Geneva
Conventions appeared in the Washington Times the day after it was
circulated to the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, and the
Vice-President; the article cited unnamed sources who accused Powell
of "bowing to pressure from the political left." The Administration
lawyer said, "The way Addington works, he controls the flow of
information very tightly." Addington chastised a Justice Department
official who showed a legal opinion on the treatment of detainees to
the State Department. He repeatedly directed Gonzales, the White House
counsel, to keep Bellinger, the N.S.C. lawyer, out of meetings about
national-security issues. "Lip-lock" is the word Addington's old
Pentagon colleague Sean O'Keefe, now the chancellor of Louisiana State
University, used to describe his discretion. "He's like Cheney,"
O'Keefe said. "You can't get anything out of him with a crowbar." The
Administration lawyer said, "He's a bully, pure and simple." Several
talented top lawyers who challenged Addington on important legal
matters concerning the war on terror, including Patrick Philbin, James
Comey, and Jack Goldsmith, left the Administration under stressful
circumstances. Other reform-minded government lawyers who clashed with
Addington, including Bellinger and Matthew Waxman, both of whom were
at the N.S.C. during Bush's first term, have moved to the State

Waxman, a young lawyer who headed the Pentagon's office of detainee
affairs, departed soon after he had a major confrontation with
Addington over the issue of clarifying military rules for the
treatment of prisoners. Waxman believed that international standards
for the humane treatment of detainees should be followed, and argued
for reforms in the Army Field Manual. He hoped to reinstate the basic
standards that are specified in the Geneva Conventions. This meant the
prohibition of torture, overt acts of violence, and "outrages on
personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment."
Although the Vice-President's office is not part of the military chain
of command, last September Addington summoned Waxman to his office and
berated him. Waxman declined to comment on the incident, but a former
colleague in the Pentagon, in whom Waxman confided, said that
Addington accused Waxman of wanting to fight the war on terror his own
way, rather than the President's way. The Army Field Manual still
hasn't been revised, and, according to those involved, Addington and
his prot‚g‚ Haynes remain the major obstacles.

Last fall, Richard Shiffrin, the Pentagon lawyer who was left out of
the Administration's initial discussions of the military commissions,
learned from the Times about the Administration's decision to sanction
warrantless domestic electronic surveillance by the National Security
Agency. This was remarkable, because Shiffrin was the Pentagon lawyer
in charge of supervising the N.S.A.'s legal advisers. "It was
exceptional that I didn't know about it-extraordinary," Shiffrin said.
"In the prior Administration, on anything involving N.S.A. legal
issues I'd have been made aware. And I should have been in this one."

Shortly after September 11th, Addington and Cheney, without alerting
Shiffrin, held meetings with top N.S.A. lawyers in the
Vice-President's office and told them that the President, as
Commander-in-Chief, had the authority to override the FISA statutes
and not seek warrants from the special court. According to the Times,
Addington and Cheney pushed the N.S.A. to engage in practices that the
agency thought were illegal, such as the warrantless wiretapping of
American suspects making domestic calls. General Michael Hayden, the
former head of the N.S.A., who was recently confirmed as director of
the C.I.A., has denied being pressured. Shiffrin, however, doubted
that the N.S.A. lawyers were expert enough in Article II of the
Constitution, which defines the President's powers, to argue back. He
described the Administration's legal arguments on wiretapping as
"close calls."

Others are more critical. Fourteen prominent constitutional scholars,
representing a range of political views, recently wrote an open letter
to Congress, claiming that the N.S.A. surveillance program "appears on
its face to violate existing law." The scholars noted that Bush had
made no effort to amend the FISA law to suit national-security
needs-he simply ignored it. The Republican legal activist Bruce Fein
said, "What makes this so sinister is that the members of this
Administration have unchecked power. They don't care if the
wiretapping is legal or not." But the former high-ranking
Administration lawyer suggested that the situation is more serious
than an intentional infraction of the law. "It's not that they think
they're skirting the law," he said. "They think that this is the law."

Fein suggested that the only way Congress will be able to reassert its
power is by cutting off funds to the executive branch for programs
that it thinks are illegal. But this approach has been tried, and
here, too, Addington has had the last word. John Murtha, the ranking
Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, put a
provision in the Pentagon's appropriations bills for 2005 and 2006
forbidding the use of federal funds for any intelligence-gathering
that violates the Fourth Amendment, which protects the privacy of
American citizens. The White House, however, took exception to
Congress's effort to cut off funds. When President Bush signed the
appropriations bills into law, he appended "signing statements"
asserting that the Commander-in-Chief had the right to collect
intelligence in any way he deemed necessary. The signing statement for
the 2005 budget, for instance, noted that the executive branch would
"construe" the spending limit only "in a manner consistent with the
President's constitutional authority as Commander-in-Chief, including
for the conduct of intelligence operations."

According to the Boston Globe, Addington has been the "leading
architect" of these signing statements, which have been added to more
than seven hundred and fifty laws. He reportedly scrutinizes every
bill before President Bush signs it, searching for any language that
might impinge on Presidential power. These wars of words are yet
another battlefront between Addington and Congress, and some
constitutional scholars find them troubling. Few of the signing
statements were noticed until one of them was slipped into Bush's
signing of the McCain amendment. The language was legal boilerplate,
reserving the right to construe the legislation only as it was
consistent with the Constitution. But, considering that Cheney's
office had waged, and lost, a public fight to defeat the McCain
amendment democratically-the vote in the Senate was 90-9-the signing
statement seemed sneaky and subversive.

Earlier this month, the American Bar Association voted to investigate
whether President Bush had exceeded his constitutional authority by
reserving the right to ignore portions of laws that he has signed.
Richard Epstein, the University of Chicago law professor, said,
"What's frightening to me is that this Administration is always
willing to push the conventions to the limits-and beyond. With his
signing statements, I think the President just goes too far. If you
sign these things with a caveat, do the inferior officers follow the
law or the caveat?"

Bruce Fein argues that Addington's signing statements are
"unconstitutional as a strategy," because the Founding Fathers wanted
Presidents to veto legislation openly if they thought the bills were
unconstitutional. Bush has not vetoed a single bill since taking
office. "It's part of the balancing process," Fein said. "It's about
accountability. If you veto something, everyone knows where you stand.
But this President wants to do it sotto voce. He wants to give the
image that he's accommodating on torture, and then reserves the right
to torture anyway."

David Addington is a satisfactory lawyer, Fein said, but a less than
satisfactory student of American history, which, for a public servant
of his influence, matters more. "If you read the Federalist Papers,
you can see how rich in history they are," he said. "The Founders
really understood the history of what people did with power, going
back to Greek and Roman and Biblical times. Our political heritage is
to be skeptical of executive power, because, in particular, there was
skepticism of King George III. But Cheney and Addington are not
students of history. If they were, they'd know that the Founding
Fathers would be shocked by what they've done."

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2006-07-07 16:53:50 UTC


George W. Bush: War criminal?
By CHB Staff
Mar 10, 2003, 05:42

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Is Pope John Paul II telling the world that if President George W.
Bush goes ahead with his plans to invade Iraq without United Nations
sanctions, the Catholic Church will consider Bush a war criminal?

"A war would be a defeat for humanity and would be neither morally nor
legally justified," the Pope told Bush in a papal message delivered
last week by a special envoy. "It is an unjust war."

This leads even conservatives like John McLaughlin, host of the
syndicated McLaughlin Group and a longtime supporter of both
conservative and Republican causes, to have second thoughts.

"The Pope is saying an invasion of Iraq would be criminal," says
McLaughlin, who is also a former Jesuit priest. "A statement that
strong cannot be ignored."

As Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell scramble for votes in
their uphill battle to win UN Security Council approval for an
immediate invasion of Iraq, the Pope's words are creating growing
problems for Bush at home.

On Capitol Hill, where many members of Congress are Catholic, the
Pope's words add to increasing concern that Bush's stance of Iraq has
left the U.S. in a no-win diplomatic corner.

"The Pope is more than just the leader of a religious community," says
McLaughlin, who served as a speechwriter for Republican presidents
Nixon and Ford. "The Vatican is a recognized sovereign entity with its
own diplomatic standing and recognition."

Although no Catholic member of Congress, Republican or Democrat, has
yet announced opposition to the war based on the Pope's comments,
sources within both parties on the Hill say it is only matter of time
before it happens.

"We can talk until the cows come home about the separation of church
and state but the fact remains that religion carries a lot of weight
on the Hill," says political scientist George Harleigh. "The
Republicans use religion to justify opposition to abortion, the
religious right answers to their leaders, the Jewish members listen to
what Israel wants and the Catholics listen to the Pope."

Supporters of the Pope's position say the opposition is not driven by
antiwar sentiments. The Pope did, in fact, support the U.S. war
against terror in Afghanistan. But when it comes to Iraq, the Pope
does not feel the U.S. has made its case for immediate invasion before
the UN Security Council has exhausted other diplomatic means.

This makes members of Congress with large blocs of Catholic voters
back home sit up and take notice.

"I want to think my President is right in this cause," said a longtime
Republican member of Congress on Saturday, "but I also have to listen
to my conscience and the leader of my religious faith. The phone calls
from my Republican district are running 4-1 against invading Iraq. I
also have to listen to my constituents."

Some Republican members are now telling House Speaker Dennis J.
Hastert that they want a new Congressional resolution to authorize
military action against Iraq but sources in Hastert's office say the
speaker is resisting because he feels such a resolution would fail.

"We don't have the votes on either side of the aisle to back the
President's play on this," says one Hastert aide. "A vote would
undermine the President and destroy our credibility in the world's eyes."

Lon Edwards, who worked in the Republican administration of Bush's
father, says the President's credibility is already gone.

"We say we are going to war with Iraq to enforce that country's
non-compliance with a resolution of the United Nations. But the UN,
whose resolution we are using to justify the action, refuses to ratify
that action," Edwards says. "Where's the credibility in that?"

Other diplomatic professionals agree that the President's position is
growing more and more untenable each day the U.S. set deadline of
March 17 grows near.

"I went to work in the State Department when Richard Nixon was in
office," says retired diplomat Morris Leibmann, who left the State
Department because he didn't like Bill Clinton's actions as President.
"I would be ashamed to be representing the United States with our
allies right now. We're acting like a spoiled bully who is throwing a
temper tantrum because he didn't get his way."

Repeated attempts to obtain official comments from The White House or
the offices of House Speaker Dennis J. Hastert or Senate Majority
Leader Bill Frist were unsuccessful over the last three days.

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January-February 2005

Consistent Ethic of Life

Iraq War, Unjust, Illegal and Immoral; Just War Theory Condemns Invasion
by Paul Surlis

Fr. Paul Surlis was professor of Catholic Social Teaching at St.
John's University, New York 1975-2000. He is now retired in Crofton,
Maryland, writing and doing occasional parish ministry.

The tradition of The Catholic Worker, under the editorial direction of
Dorothy Day, was to publish two threads of discussions and theologies
of war and peace, that of pacifism as well as the just war theory.
Dorothy, with the theologians she published, used the just war theory
to condemn all modern war.

An editorial in the New York Times, "Preventive War: A Failed
Doctrine" (September 12, 2004) finally named the Iraq war correctly
calling it preventive and not pre-emptive as the Times and other media
had done since the inception of the war. Pre-emptive war may sometimes
be justified but preventive war, according to majority opinion, never
is justified. Using the terms pre-emptive and preventive
inter-changeably, as the Bush Administration and the media have done
in justifying the war on Iraq, blurs legal, moral and political
distinctions of the greatest significance in international rules
against aggression.

Speaking on the floor of the US Senate in October 2002 Senator Edward
Kennedy lucidly laid out the distinction between preventive and
pre-emptive war. Kennedy argued: "Traditionally, 'pre-emptive' action
refers to times when states react to an imminent threat of attack. For
example, when Egyptian and Syrian forces mobilized on Israel's borders
in 1967, the threat was obvious and immediate, and Israel felt
justified in pre-emptively attacking those forces. The global
community is generally tolerant of such actions, since no nations
should have to suffer a certain first strike before it has the
legitimacy to respond. By contrast, 'preventive' military action
refers to strikes that target a country before it has developed a
capability that could someday become threat-ening. Preventive attacks
have generally been condemned. For example, the 1941 sneak attack on
Pearl Harbor was regarded as a preventive strike by Japan, because the
Japanese were seeking to block a planned military buildup by the
United States in the Pacific." And Kennedy added: "Pearl Harbor has
been rightfully recorded in history as an act of dishonorable

He recalled that a preventive war was urged against the Soviet Union
to prevent its acquisition of nuclear weapons, but in 1950 Truman put
an end to such advocacy when he declared preventive war as
inconsistent with American tradition. Truman famously argued: "You
don't 'prevent' anything by war . except peace."

During the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 when the Soviet Union had
installed in Cuba missiles capable of striking the United States many
military advisers urged President Ken-nedy to launch a preventive
strike to destroy the missile capability before it became operationa,
but Robert Kennedy countered that a strike of this kind was not in
accordance with American values and "would be a 'Pearl Harbor' in
reverse" and peace was preserved while negotiation and compromise

Senator Kennedy said the new National Security Strategy unveiled by
the Bush Administration was advocating pre-ventive war even while
justifying it as pre-emptive, and he rejected such an extreme doctrine
as both immoral and impractical and as "unilateralism run amok."
Kennedy expressed fear that such a drastic change in the rules
governing aggression would increase the risk of conflict between Russia
and Georgia, India and Pakistan and China and Taiwan. He might have
instanced Russia in Chechnya, Israel in Palestine and extrajudicial
murders sanctioned by these countries as well as the United States
with President Bush's approval in the name of combating terrorism.

It is obvious that Kennedy hoped to spark a national debate with his
Senate speech, but what he said was barely mentioned in the prestige
papers such as the Washington Post and the New York Times, both of
which have since apologized half-heartedly to readers for being
insufficiently skeptical and critical of administration argu-ments in
the run up to the war in Iraq and in the first year and a half of its

The Pope made more than fifty public addresses in which he condemned
the war in Iraq prior to its inception and he sent a special emissary,
Pio Laghi, to the White House to convey his disapproval, but the Bush
Ad-ministration was adamant in pushing for war and even forbade Laghi
to address the American people from the White House on the occasion of
his visit. Most heads of major religions in the United States, including
the head of Bush's Methodist Church condemned the war as unjust.

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The central pretext urged by the Bush Administration and by the
British Prime Minister Tony Blair for going to war was to rid Iraq of
its weapons of mass destruction and a supposedly imminent nuclear
capability. Also, by insinuation and bluster, President Bush misled
the American people into believing that there was direct complicity
between the Hussein regime in Iraq and the Al Qaeda terrorists who
murdered more than 3,000 people in their bombing attacks of September
11, 2001. All these reasons given for the war are false, thus in terms
of just cause alone the war is immoral.

It is supremely ironic and hypocritical that American, British and
coalition troops used weapons of mass destruction on a devastating
scale in searching for non-existent weapons of mass destruction in
Iraq. One bomb that the US used is named the Massive Ordnance Air
Blast (MOAB), and it contains ten tons of high explosives. When
detonated this bomb obliterates everything within a 1,000 yard radius.
In other words it destroys all persons, animals, all living creatures,
all vegetation and buildings within a radius of almost one square
mile. There is no way that a bomb of this destructive capacity could
be used as a precision weapon; what its toll in terms of lives lost
and environmental devastation was will not be revealed to us by a
Pentagon which says it does not do body counts of Iraqi dead.

Also used on a side scale were missiles launched from one thousand
miles away and also totally destructive of their "targets" and
surrounding human communities with their populations of children,
women and men. Each of these missiles cost $1m and they were used
against a poorly armed military and against civilians, 500,000 of whom
had already died from lack of fresh water and medicines during a
ten-year period of sanctions of the most stringent kind.

We know that US warplanes used in Iraq (and elsewhere) can drop bombs
from a height of five miles. Pilots merely have to align sights and
press buttons. They do not have to witness the death and destruction
these bombs inflict on areas the size of several football fields where
they detonate without sound or warning and instantly vaporize all
person and other living beings and all buildings and vegetation.

Cluster bombs were used with powerful bomblets spreading outwards and
destroying or maiming all persons with whom they came in contact.
Unex-ploded ones were picked up by children who lost limbs and were
often blinded by what appeared to be toys.

Depleted uranium was used despite evidence from the 1991 Gulf War of
severe health damage being inflicted on soldiers and civilians alike.
Even today as Iraqi fighters resist occupation of their country by
foreigners we read of so-called "precision" bombing of densely
populated areas, but we are never given a count of the deaths, really
murders, of those targeted for destruction so that they may be

To date (12/06/04) there have been 1,260 US military casualties with
5, 049 wounded in Iraq. An estimated 20,000 suffer from trauma and
illnesses, some caused perhaps by exposure to depleted uranium. A
recent study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in
Baltimore found that 100,000 Iraqi civilians may have died as a result
of the invasion. In recent months Iraqis opposed to the occupation
have slaughtered thousands of their own people to intimidate
collaborators. Some of the ferocity of insurgents' tactics may also be
explained by attempts of US proconsuls in Iraq to privatize Iraq's
businesses and state-owned enterprises allowing foreign corporations
to own them outright and repatriate profits to their headquarters.
This neo-liberal policy, until disrupted by the insurgents, was
keeping hundreds of thousands of Iraqis in poverty and unemployment
while foreign corporations got massive subventions from the US to
rebuild the Iraqi infrastructure while using foreign workers usually
at minimum wages and pocketing the profits for shareholders and CEO's.

Preventive war is intrinsically unjust. When war is based on lies and
conducted with massive, indiscriminately destructive fire power the
war is unjust in terms of its conduct and pro-portionality,
traditionally consi-dered under jus ad bellum (just cause for war) and
jus in bello, or justice and proportionality in conducting the war.

Why was the war waged? Unquestionably, to control the second largest
supply of oil in the world, hence the fourteen military bases being
constructed by the US in Iraq. And oil is not only a fuel, it is power
and controlling it and its pricing gives the USA leverage over the
global economy and particularly over China, Germany and Japan,
possible future economic and military rivals in a world capitalist
system that is failing the majority of the world's people while
increasing the wealth of extremely rich elites.

Houston Catholic Worker, Vol. XXV, No. 1, January-February 2005.
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Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.? Part 1

BRIT HUME, HOST: It has been more than 16 years since a civilian
working for the Navy was charged with passing secrets to Israel.
Jonathan Pollard pled guilty to conspiracy to commit espionage and is
serving a life sentence. At first, Israeli leaders claimed Pollard was
part of a rogue operation, but later took responsibility for his work.

Now Fox News has learned some U.S. investigators believe that there
are Israelis again very much engaged in spying in and on the U.S., who
may have known things they didn't tell us before September 11. Fox
News correspondent Carl Cameron has details in the first of a
four-part series.

Published: 12/12/01 FOX News.
Part 1 of a 4 part series: Part 2- Part 3 - Part 4
These items have since been removed from the FOX News web site:

Carl Cameron Investigates Part 1 - Israel Is Spying In And On The

Author: Carl Cameron

Part I:

BRIT HUME, HOST: It has been more than 16 years since a civilian
working for the Navy was charged with passing secrets to Israel.
Jonathan Pollard pled guilty to conspiracy to commit espionage and is
serving a life sentence. At first, Israeli leaders claimed Pollard was
part of a rogue operation, but later took responsibility for his work.

Now Fox News has learned some U.S. investigators believe that there
are Israelis again very much engaged in spying in and on the U.S., who
may have known things they didn't tell us before September 11. Fox
News correspondent Carl Cameron has details in the first of a
four-part series.


CARL CAMERON, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Since September 11, more than 60
Israelis have been arrested or detained, either under the new patriot
anti-terrorism law, or for immigration violations. A handful of active
Israeli military were among those detained, according to
investigators, who say some of the detainees also failed polygraph
questions when asked about alleged surveillance activities against and
in the United States.

There is no indication that the Israelis were involved in the 9-11
attacks, but investigators suspect that they Israelis may have
gathered intelligence about the attacks in advance, and not shared it.
A highly placed investigator said there are "tie-ins." But when asked
for details, he flatly refused to describe them, saying, "evidence
linking these Israelis to 9-11 is classified. I cannot tell you about
evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information."

Fox News has learned that one group of Israelis, spotted in North
Carolina recently, is suspected of keeping an apartment in California
to spy on a group of Arabs who the United States is also investigating
for links to terrorism. Numerous classified documents obtained by Fox
News indicate that even prior to September 11, as many as 140 other
Israelis had been detained or arrested in a secretive and sprawling
investigation into suspected espionage by Israelis in the United States.

Investigators from numerous government agencies are part of a working
group that's been compiling evidence since the mid '90s. These
documents detail hundreds of incidents in cities and towns across the
country that investigators say, "may well be an organized intelligence
gathering activity."

The first part of the investigation focuses on Israelis who say they
are art students from the University of Jerusalem and Bazala Academy.
They repeatedly made contact with U.S. government personnel, the
report says, by saying they wanted to sell cheap art or handiwork.

Documents say they, "targeted and penetrated military bases." The DEA,
FBI and dozens of government facilities, and even secret offices and
unlisted private homes of law enforcement and intelligence personnel.
The majority of those questioned, "stated they served in military
intelligence, electronic surveillance intercept and or explosive
ordinance units."

Another part of the investigation has resulted in the detention and
arrests of dozens of Israelis at American mall kiosks, where they've
been selling toys called Puzzle Car and Zoom Copter. Investigators
suspect a front.

Shortly after The New York Times and Washington Post reported the
Israeli detentions last months, the carts began vanishing. Zoom
Copter's Web page says, "We are aware of the situation caused by
thousands of mall carts being closed at the last minute. This in no
way reflects the quality of the toy or its salability. The problem
lies in the operators' business policies."

Why would Israelis spy in and on the U.S.? A general accounting office
investigation referred to Israel as country A and said, "According to
a U.S. intelligence agency, the government of country A conducts the
most aggressive espionage operations against the U.S. of any U.S. ally."

A defense intelligence report said Israel has a voracious appetite for
information and said, "the Israelis are motivated by strong survival
instincts which dictate every possible facet of their political and
economical policies. It aggressively collects military and industrial
technology and the U.S. is a high priority target."

The document concludes: "Israel possesses the resources and technical
capability to achieve its collection objectives."


A spokesman for the Israeli embassy here in Washington issued a denial
saying that any suggestion that Israelis are spying in or on the U.S.
is "simply not true." There are other things to consider. And in the
days ahead, we'll take a look at the U.S. phone system and law
enforcement's methods for wiretaps. And an investigation that both
have been compromised by our friends overseas.

HUME: Carl, what about this question of advanced knowledge of what was
going to happen on 9-11? How clear are investigators that some Israeli
agents may have known something?

CAMERON: It's very explosive information, obviously, and there's a
great deal of evidence that they say they have collected - none of it
necessarily conclusive. It's more when they put it all together. A
bigger question, they say, is how could they not have know? Almost a
direct quote.

HUME: Going into the fact that they were spying on some Arabs, right?

CAMERON: Correct.

HUME: All right, Carl, thanks very much.


Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.? Part 2

Tonight, in the second of four reports on spying by Israelis in the
U.S., we learn about an Israeli-based private communications company,
for whom a half-dozen of those 60 detained suspects worked. American
investigators fear information generated by this firm may have fallen
into the wrong hands and had the effect of impeded the Sept. 11 terror
inquiry. Here's Carl Cameron's second report.

FOX News. Part 2 of a 4 part series - Part 1 - Part 3 - Part 4
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Carl Cameron Investigates Part 2 - Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.?

Thursday, December 13, 2001

Part 2 of 4

BRIT HUME, HOST: Last time we reported on the approximately 60
Israelis who had been detained in connection with the Sept. 11
terrorism investigation. Carl Cameron reported that U.S. investigators
suspect that some of these Israelis were spying on Arabs in this
country, and may have turned up information on the planned terrorist
attacks back in September that was not passed on.

Tonight, in the second of four reports on spying by Israelis in the
U.S., we learn about an Israeli-based private communications company,
for whom a half-dozen of those 60 detained suspects worked. American
investigators fear information generated by this firm may have fallen
into the wrong hands and had the effect of impeded the Sept. 11 terror
inquiry. Here's Carl Cameron's second report.


learned that some American terrorist investigators fear certain
suspects in the Sept. 11 attacks may have managed to stay ahead of
them, by knowing who and when investigators are calling on the
telephone. How?

By obtaining and analyzing data that's generated every time someone in
the U.S. makes a call.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What city and state, please?

CAMERON: Here's how the system works. Most directory assistance calls,
and virtually all call records and billing in the U.S. are done for
the phone companies by Amdocs Ltd., an Israeli-based private
elecommunications company.

Amdocs has contracts with the 25 biggest phone companies in America,
and more worldwide. The White House and other secure government phone
lines are protected, but it is virtually impossible to make a call on
normal phones without generating an Amdocs record of it.

In recent years, the FBI and other government agencies have
investigated Amdocs more than once. The firm has repeatedly and
adamantly denied any security breaches or wrongdoing. But sources tell
Fox News that in 1999, the super secret national security agency,
headquartered in northern Maryland, issued what's called a Top Secret
sensitive compartmentalized information report, TS/SCI, warning that
records of calls in the United States were getting into foreign hands
- in Israel, in particular.

Investigators don't believe calls are being listened to, but the data
about who is calling whom and when is plenty valuable in itself. An
internal Amdocs memo to senior company executives suggests just how
Amdocs generated call records could be used. "Widespread data mining
techniques and algorithms.... combining both the properties of the
customer (e.g., credit rating) and properties of the specific
`behavior..'" Specific behavior, such as who the customers are

The Amdocs memo says the system should be used to prevent phone fraud.
But U.S. counterintelligence analysts say it could also be used to spy
through the phone system. Fox News has learned that the N.S.A has held
numerous classified conferences to warn the F.B.I. and C.I.A. how
Amdocs records could be used. At one NSA briefing, a diagram by the
Argon national lab was used to show that if the phone records are not
secure, major security breaches are possible.

Another briefing document said, "It has become increasingly apparent
that systems and networks are vulnerable..Such crimes always involve
unauthorized persons, or persons who exceed their
authorization...citing on exploitable vulnerabilities."

Those vulnerabilities are growing, because according to another
briefing, the U.S. relies too much on foreign companies like Amdocs
for high-tech equipment and software. "Many factors have led to
increased dependence on code developed overseas.... We buy rather than
train or develop solutions."

U.S. intelligence does not believe the Israeli government is involved
in a misuse of information, and Amdocs insists that its data is
secure. What U.S. government officials are worried about, however, is
the possibility that Amdocs data could get into the wrong hands,
particularly organized crime. And that would not be the first thing
that such a thing has happened. Fox News has documents of a 1997 drug
trafficking case in Los Angeles, in which telephone information, the
type that Amdocs collects, was used to "completely compromise the
communications of the FBI, the Secret Service, the DEO and the LAPD."

We'll have that and a lot more in the days ahead - Brit.

HUME: Carl, I want to take you back to your report last night on those
60 Israelis who were detained in the anti-terror investigation, and
the suspicion that some investigators have that they may have picked
up information on the 9/11 attacks ahead of time and not passed it on.

There was a report, you'll recall, that the Mossad, the Israeli
intelligence agency, did indeed send representatives to the U.S. to
warn, just before 9/11, that a major terrorist attack was imminent.
How does that leave room for the lack of a warning?

CAMERON: I remember the report, Brit. We did it first internationally
right here on your show on the 14th. What investigators are saying is
that that warning from the Mossad was nonspecific and general, and
they believe that it may have had something to do with the desire to
protect what are called sources and methods in the intelligence
community. The suspicion being, perhaps those sources and methods were
taking place right here in the United States.

The question came up in select intelligence committee on Capitol Hill
today. They intend to look into what we reported last night, and
specifically that possibility - Brit.

HUME: So in other words, the problem wasn't lack of a warning, the
problem was lack of useful details?

CAMERON: Quantity of information.

HUME: All right, Carl, thank you very much.


Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.? Part 3

Comverse, CALEA, Israel and the terror investigation

BRIT HUME, HOST: Last time we reported on an Israeli-based company
called Amdocs Ltd. that generates the computerized records and billing
data for nearly every phone call made in America. As Carl Cameron
reported, U.S. investigators digging into the 9/11 terrorist attacks
fear that suspects may have been tipped off to what they were doing by
information leaking out of Amdocs.

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Carl Cameron Investigates Part 3 : Comverse, CALEA, Israel and the
terror investigation

HUME: Last time we reported on an Israeli-based company called Amdocs
Ltd. that generates the computerized records and billing data for
nearly every phone call made in America. As Carl Cameron reported,
U.S. investigators digging into the 9/11 terrorist attacks fear that
suspects may have been tipped off to what they were doing by
information leaking out of Amdocs. In tonight's report, we learn that
the concern about phone security extends to another company, founded
in Israel, that provides the technology that the U.S. government uses
for electronic eavesdropping. Here is Carl Cameron's third report.


CARL CAMERON, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The company is
Comverse Infosys, a subsidiary of an Israeli-run private
telecommunications firm, with offices throughout the U.S. It provides
wiretapping equipment for law enforcement. Here's how wiretapping
works in the U.S.

Every time you make a call, it passes through the nation's elaborate
network of switchers and routers run by the phone companies. Custom
computers and software, made by companies like Comverse, are tied into
that network to intercept, record and store the wiretapped calls, and
at the same time transmit them to investigators.

The manufacturers have continuing access to the computers so they can
service them and keep them free of glitches. This process was
authorized by the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement
Act, or CALEA. Senior government officials have now told Fox News that
while CALEA made wiretapping easier, it has led to a system that is
seriously vulnerable to compromise, and may have undermined the whole
wiretapping system.

Indeed, Fox News has learned that Attorney General John Ashcroft and
FBI Director Robert Mueller were both warned Oct. 18 in a
hand-delivered letter from 15 local, state and federal law enforcement
officials, who complained that "law enforcement's current electronic
surveillance capabilities are less effective today than they were at
the time CALEA was enacted."

Congress insists the equipment it installs is secure. But the
complaint about this system is that the wiretap computer programs made
by Comverse have, in effect, a back door through which wiretaps
themselves can be intercepted by unauthorized parties.

Adding to the suspicions is the fact that in Israel, Comverse works
closely with the Israeli government, and under special programs, gets
reimbursed for up to 50 percent of its research and development costs
by the Israeli Ministry of Industry and Trade. But investigators
within the DEA, INS and FBI have all told Fox News that to pursue or
even suggest Israeli spying through Comverse is considered career

And sources say that while various F.B.I. inquiries into Comverse have
been conducted over the years, they've been halted before the actual
equipment has ever been thoroughly tested for leaks. A 1999 F.C.C.
document indicates several government agencies expressed deep concerns
that too many unauthorized non-law enforcement personnel can access
the wiretap system. And the FBI's own nondescript office in Chantilly,
Virginia that actually oversees the CALEA wiretapping program, is
among the most agitated about the threat.

But there is a bitter turf war internally at F.B.I. It is the FBI's
office in Quantico, Virginia, that has jurisdiction over awarding
contracts and buying intercept equipment. And for years, they've
thrown much of the business to Comverse. A handful of former U.S. law
enforcement officials involved in awarding Comverse government
contracts over the years now work for the company.

Numerous sources say some of those individuals were asked to leave
government service under what knowledgeable sources call "troublesome
circumstances" that remain under administrative review within the
Justice Department.


And what troubles investigators most, particularly in New York, in the
counter terrorism investigation of the World Trade Center attack, is
that on a number of cases, suspects that they had sought to wiretap
and survey immediately changed their telecommunications processes.
They started acting much differently as soon as those supposedly
secret wiretaps went into place - Brit.

HUME: Carl, is there any reason to suspect in this instance that the
Israeli government is involved?

CAMERON: No, there's not. But there are growing instincts in an awful
lot of law enforcement officials in a variety of agencies who suspect
that it had begun compiling evidence, and a highly classified
investigation into that possibility - Brit.

HUME: All right, Carl. Thanks very much.



Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.? Part 4

Carl Cameron has reported on a longstanding government espionage
investigation. Federal officials this year have arrested or detained
nearly 200 Israeli citizens suspected of belonging to an "organized
intelligence-gathering operation." The Bush administration has
deported most of those arrested after Sept. 11, although some are in
custody under the new anti-terrorism law.

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FOX News. 4 Part Series
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Part 4: Carl Cameron Investigates

Carl Cameron
Monday, December 17, 2001

Part 4 of 4

TONY SNOW, HOST: This week, senior correspondent Carl Cameron has
reported on a longstanding government espionage investigation. Federal
officials this year have arrested or detained nearly 200 Israeli
citizens suspected of belonging to an "organized
intelligence-gathering operation." The Bush administration has
deported most of those arrested after Sept. 11, although some are in
custody under the new anti-terrorism law.

Cameron also investigates the possibility that an Israeli firm
generated billing data that could be used for intelligence purpose,
and describes concerns that the federal government's own wiretapping
system may be vulnerable. Tonight, in part four of the series, we'll
learn about the probable roots of the probe: a drug case that went bad
four years ago in L.A.


CARL CAMERON, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Los Angeles, 1997,
a major local, state and federal drug investigating sours. The
suspects: Israeli organized crime with operations in New York, Miami,
Las Vegas, Canada, Israel and Egypt. The allegations: cocaine and
ecstasy trafficking, and sophisticated white-collar credit card and
computer fraud.

The problem: according to classified law enforcement documents
obtained by Fox News, the bad guys had the cops' beepers, cell phones,
even home phones under surveillance. Some who did get caught admitted
to having hundreds of numbers and using them to avoid arrest.

"This compromised law enforcement communications between LAPD
detectives and other assigned law enforcement officers working various
aspects of the case. The organization discovered communications
between organized crime intelligence division detectives, the FBI and
the Secret Service."

Shock spread from the DEA to the FBI in Washington, and then the CIA.
An investigation of the problem, according to law enforcement
documents, concluded, "The organization has apparent extensive access
to database systems to identify pertinent personal and biographical

When investigators tried to find out where the information might have
come from, they looked at Amdocs, a publicly traded firm based in
Israel. Amdocs generates billing data for virtually every call in
America, and they do credit checks. The company denies any leaks, but
investigators still fear that the firm's data is getting into the
wrong hands.

When investigators checked their own wiretapping system for leaks,
they grew concerned about potential vulnerabilities in the computers
that intercept, record and store the wiretapped calls. A main
contractor is Comverse Infosys, which works closely with the Israeli
government, and under a special grant program, is reimbursed for up to
50 percent of its research and development costs by Israel's Ministry
of Industry and Trade.

Asked this week about another sprawling investigation and the
detention of 60 Israeli since Sept. 11, the Bush administration
treated the questions like hot potatoes.

the Department of Justice with that. I'm not familiar with the report.

COLIN POWELL, SECRETARY OF STATE: I'm aware that some Israeli citizens
have been detained. With respect to why they're being detained and the
other aspects of your question - whether it's because they're in
intelligence services, or what they were doing - I will defer to the
Department of Justice and the FBI to answer that.


CAMERON: Beyond the 60 apprehended or detained, and many deported
since Sept. 11, another group of 140 Israeli individuals have been
arrested and detained in this year in what government documents
describe as "an organized intelligence gathering operation," designed
to "penetrate government facilities." Most of those individuals said
they had served in the Israeli military, which is compulsory there.

But they also had, most of them, intelligence expertise, and either
worked for Amdocs or other companies in Israel that specialize in
wiretapping. Earlier this week, the Israeli embassy in Washington
denied any spying against or in the United States - Tony.

SNOW: Carl, we've heard the comments from Ari Fleischer and Colin
Powell. What are officials saying behind the scenes?

CAMERON: Well, there's real pandemonium described at the FBI, the DEA
and the INS. A lot of these problems have been well known to some
investigators, many of who have contributed to the reporting on this
story. And what they say is happening is supervisors and management
are now going back and collecting much of the information, because
there's tremendous pressure from the top levels of all of those
agencies to find out exactly what's going on.

At the DEA and the FBI already a variety of administration reviews are
under way, in addition to the investigation of the phenomenon. They
want to find out how it is all this has come out, as well as be very
careful because of the explosive nature and very political
ramifications of the story itself - Tony.

SNOW: All right, Carl, thanks.

FOX News.

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Why is there no discussion of Bush's Satanism? I find it incredibly
rude that the question should be silenced under the "trolling"
heading. A sizeable majority of people now believe that Bush is
directly or indirectly engaged in satanism. Countless internet
websites prove this conclusively. I don't mind the debate. I also
don't mind disagreement. I even have compassion for those who don't
want to believe the evidence at first. But I do find it very poor
manners to just erase any trace of serious discussiom for such a
serious matter. We will probably never know better than the official
reports legitimized by the intellectual establishment. But we do know
when we are cheated.

To those hate-filled individuals: Won't you at least offer an
explanation for deleting my attempts at discussion? After all this
page is named discussion. + To those hate-filled individuals: Won't
you at least offer an explanation for deleting my attempts at
discussion? After all this page is named discussion. (unsigned)

Because it is far from being an established fact that Skull and
Bones is a Satanist society. If you have anything to discuss
based on verifiable fact then feel free to add it here.
DJ Clayworth 20:09, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

I don't know about Satanism, but it is disturbing that the
Skull and Bones keeps putting people in power...
Dubc0724 20:04, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Allegations and assertions aimed at or about living
persons, even on the Talk page, should be supported by
citations and sources. It's both a good legal principle
and the least we can do for our fellow human beings.
--ElKevbo 20:14, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Citations please? Right away!

[11], http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%
[12], http://www.bushisantichrist.com/
[13], http://www.cuttingedge.org/NEWS/n1463.cfm
[14], http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=1173
[15], http://mindprod.com/politics/bushbooksskullandbones.html
[16], http://rustybrain.com/archives/2000/13evilgeorge.html
[18], http://www.antichristconspiracy.com/free_ebook.htm
[20], http://sacredearth.org/theAntiChrist_files/theAntiChrist.htm
[23], http://antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=7546
[24], http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/list_of_satanist.htm
[25], http://www.propagandamatrix.com/archivebohemiangrove.html
[26], http://www.retakingamerica.com/pages_for_index_main/Bushwacked.html
[27], http://www.godlessgeeks.com/LINKS/CSAforBush.htm
[28], http://www.apfn.net/Messageboard